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Forestry tops issues at all-candidates’ event WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni Valley News

More than 150 people attended the Alberni-Pacific Rim MLA all-candidates forum at the Best Western Barclay Hotel on Tuesday night. Forestry topped the night with a question from audience member Dennis DallaVicenza: the Liberals are blamed for gutting the forest industry, he said, but didn’t the death spiral start with the NDP? Incumbent MLA Scott Fraser admitted that the NDP were responsible for the removal of Clause 7 in the 1990s, and that it was to be a one-off

for one mill. Raw log exports “doubled” during the Liberals’ tenure since 2009, Fraser said. If there were no raw logs then there would be no profit required to log at all, Liberal candidate Darren DeLuca said. “If mills want to get into logging, I’m sure loggers will stand aside. They’ll lose money at it though.” And the sale of McMillan Bloedel to Weyerhaeuser happened under former NDP premier Ujjal Dosanjh, DeLuca said. “That’s when we started to see the disintegration of forest interests.” DeLuca and Fraser jousted over who lived

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Dennis Dalla-Vicenza stands up to ask the first question at the all-candidates’ meeting, Tuesday.

within the boundary riding, with DeLuca pointing out that Fraser doesn’t live

within Alberni-Pacific Rim. “Either you live in the riding or you don’t. It’s like being

a little bit pregnant,” DeLuca said. The riding office, complete with staff and resources, is located in Port Alberni, Fraser said. DeLuca was asked about his support of tourism and fishing while at the same time supporting Raven Coal, which poses potential negative impacts. DeLuca said he’d support the project providing it passes environmental assessment. The project will provide jobs and much needed revenue to the Valley, and kick start the Highway 4 connector initiative. “It’s okay to be against everything,

but what are you going to be for?” DeLuca asked the audience. The Conservatives also support the Raven Coal project, “providing it’s done correctly,” candidate Enid-Mary SangsterKelly said. Fraser said he listened to the people’s positions at several public meetings about the Raven Coal project and took them to the legislature. “That’s the job of an MLA.” Candidates were asked how they would help Catalyst Paper Corp. pensioners, who took a 35 per cent cut to their pensions as a result of company restructuring, and are being asked to take a

payout. Sangster-Kelly said that pensions should be protected and never should be allowed to be cut back. Fraser said the pension cutbacks should never have happened, and those who allowed it to pass committed a breach of trust against the pensioners. DeLuca said he lost money in Catalyst shares, which he kept in an RRSP. “I don’t know if we need a whole mechanism for pensions outside of a corporation’s reporting activity but that’s probably something wise to do,” he said.

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The candidates and their platforms:

Liberals all business

NDP tackle poverty

Conservatives talk tax

As your BC Liberal MLA infrastructure to support tourism and economic candidate for the riding development. The of Alberni-Pacific Rim, BC Liberal platform I believe that jobs and includes the development economic development of an integrated are the key issues in Vancouver Island this election and transportation I am asking for plan that includes your support on highways, ferries, May 14th. Only airports, rail, and the BC Liberals deepsea ports. An are committed to MLA must be a balanced budgets, champion for the fiscal responsibility riding, not live and preserving our outside it. AAA credit rating. DARREN I know that I recognize the DELUCA resource enormous potential communities are the of Liquid Natural Gas foundation of B.C., and (LNG) and support the the BC Liberal platform 750-hectare Map Reserve includes a commitment to facilitate local port to share resource dollars expansion. from new projects with A multi-billion-dollar resource communities, investment in our community, providing jobs including First Nations. An MLA needs to and revenue for decades, support the approval is not investing in an ice process and work to find cream cone, despite what solutions, not say “no” the NDP might believe. before the process is I understand the need complete. for improved highway Continued / 14 and transportation

families with children by Equality: investing $210 million a An NDP government year in a BC Family Bonus will take practical steps program. to reduce poverty and Investing in people: inequality in B.C. An NDP government B.C. has had the worst will reduce existing or second worst fees for licensed record of child infant and toddler poverty in Canada care by 20 per cent, for nine years saving families an running. average of $2,000 An NDP per year, and government increase spaces will introduce a available. legislated Poverty An NDP Reduction Strategy SCOTT government will with targets and FRASER provide students timelines. (incumbent) with the classroom We will support they need immediately tie all by hiring new teachers, income assistance rates teaching assistants, to inflation, and double librarians and counselors. earning exemptions so The NDP will establish a people can enter the work $100 million non-repayable force without having student grant programs benefits clawed back. for students who need An NDP government that help. Too many are will take practical steps being left behind. We will to reduce poverty and improve and invest $80 inequality in B.C. million over three years in We will raise household skills training. incomes for low and Continued / 13 moderately low-income

to purchase overpriced I am running because electricity from the B.C.’s greatest problem is Independent Power government elitism: the Producers Association at government is convinced a loss. Escalating rates it knows best and that you are expected to increase should pay for it. If you elect the another 50 per cent BC Liberals or NDP, within two years. there is no end in The NDP’s secret sight, except the shenanigans over ever burgeoning Carrier Lumber cost of government cost taxpayers to the detriment a $150 million of the financial settlement. Their backbone of B.C.: decision to ignore small business and, warnings about the ENID-MARY Fast Ferries meant ultimately, jobs. SANGSTER- a $463 million loss. Government KELLY operates behind That debt, the closed doors. The carbon tax and veil of secrecy continues the secretive, multilevel as staffers use private bureaucracy of the e-mail accounts. There is Liberals’ “Coastal Ferries no transparency. Act”, has made BC Ferries Take the Liberals’ unaffordable for most, and BC Rail scandal, or the ultimately devastating “Clean Energy Act” to the Island’s tourism which “rescinded” dependent economy. oversight by the Utilities Both Liberal and NDP Commission—the governments have had taxpayers’ “watchdog” hidden agendas and had its teeth pulled. fudge-it budgets. BC Hydro was compelled Continued / 19

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If you’re a Mad Hatter kind of person, — and we all have those kind of days ­— then John Howitt Elementary School has just the thing for you — a Mad Hatter Fair. The event is at the school: 3867 Marpole St., and is from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Fun includes games, a cakewalk, raffles and a barbecue.

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So, the Vancouver Canucks season is over. That means golf for the players, and back to life for us. It also means the chair in front of the TV will be empty during playoff hours, not because you’re in your room crying because they lost, but because you’re back to doing what matters. Oh, we’re sure she has a list for you, so get to it.

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Better fate deserved Crimestoppers returns his suit and I’ll never forget the tie he wore with a design on it.” Callicum said. She lost touch with Thompson afterward but ran into him recently. He was smiling, friendly and positive and said he wanted to take classes at Vancouver Island

From/ 7 “His later pieces always had emotion in them, and his way of expressing his thoughts evolved.” Thompson graduated from ADSS in 2010 and attended a special First Nations ceremony recognizing aboriginal graduates. “He was dressed in

University, she said. “He is the last student I taught who I thought would ever meet an end like this,” Callicum said. “It’s so hard to believe that this could happen to a kid who was doing everything right.”

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There is a fresh weapon in the fight against crime in the Alberni Valley. The RCMP announced Tuesday the resurrection of the Alberni Valley Crime Stoppers Society. The new group takes over where the Port Alberni Crime Stoppers program left off in 2011. The old program generated hundreds of crime solving

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Same rules apply to feds NDP selling its voters ‘trust us’ policy Chapter eight of the 2013 Spring Report of the Auditor General of Canada should ruffle the feathers of every taxpayer in this country. The title of chapter eight is “Spending on the Public Security and Anti-Terrorism Initiative.” The word “uncontrolled” should have been at the front of that title. The spring report is the result of a performance audit designed to identify “… how well government is managing its activities, responsibilities, and resources.” The conclusion of the Attorney General on the massive spending program geared to keep Canadians safe from terror is that, “… departments and agencies reported spending $9.8 billion on PSAT Initiative activities, but information on whether departments used $3.1 billion in Initiative funding was not available.” Information on where $3.1 billion went is just not available? Why? It’s tax time and Canadians are being asked to provide proof of income and expenses to ensure we’re following rules to keep our economy humming along. Why is the federal government playing under a different set of rules? The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat mandate is to provide advice and support to Treasury Board ministers and provide oversight of the financial management of government. Given that they have identified three possible scenarios that might account for what happened to the money (they are at least good at that) it shouldn’t be a big leap to drill down a little further. Money should be something easy to track. This department received X amount, then X gave it Y who spent it on Z. Here’s the paperwork about what Z is. According to the report, weaknesses in the way the government assesses proposals for funding and their reporting processes, were identified as far back as 2004. This isn’t pocket change, so the question needs to be asked: How well is the government managing activities, responsibilities and resources in this case? In a word: badly. — Campbell River Mirror

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ICTORIA – When Adrian Dix took over as B.C. NDP leader two years ago, he struggled to communicate, especially in the sound bites of radio and TV. There was a running joke in the legislature press gallery: It didn’t matter what question you asked him, you got a six-minute answer that ended with the evils of log exports. Even more than under Carole James, the NDP railed against log exports. “B.C. logs for B.C. jobs” became one of Dix’s favourite slogans. As the election approached, another Dixism was heard daily: “Say what you’re going to do, say how you’re going to pay for it.” So it was a surprise a few weeks ago when the NDP signaled it would essentially not offer a policy on log exports. They’re going to meet with “stakeholders” and

come up with a plan after they get a majority government. This is exactly the same non-policy the NDP had in 2009. They don’t have an answer to the industry’s point that the high price gained by premium logs in foreign markets is what keeps many loggers working, and subsidizes the harvest of other logs for B.C. coastal mills. Another thing the NDP doesn’t like is private power development. This issue featured prominently – in the NDP leadership contest two years ago. Leadership contender Mike Farnworth told the party faithful he would study independent power purchase contracts, and if he found that they are not in the public interest, he would “mend them or end them.” By this spring, Dix had a new non-position on power purchase contracts. He will “assess them and

address them.” Either they plan to risk a costly legal battle, or they’re just paying lip service. All you have to do to find out is elect them. Labour code changes are another blank slate. A memo from the B.C. Federation of Labour executive to members last year described how they were working closely with the NDP to rewrite B.C. labour law. The NDP election platform punts this issue until after the election Adrian Dix as well, promising an independent expert panel to decide on issues like whether to end secret-ballot votes for union certification. This isn’t just a bad idea, it’s a 30-year-old bad idea. It’s based on the destructive old notion that employers are the enemy of workers, and only a union can protect them. The long decline of union membership in the private sector

‘‘Say what you’re going to do, say how you’re going to pay for it.’

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isn’t caused by employer bullying or secretballot votes that protect employees’ freedom of choice. The cause is global competition. The only protection workers have from that is their own efficiency. Balancing the budget? An NDP government will strive to do that over “the business cycle,” says finance critic Bruce Ralston. Old-timers might remember this one. It’s taken from the NDP’s 1991 election platform. If you still believe in a predictable “business cycle,” you may be willing to accept that an NDP-led B.C. will become the first jurisdiction in human history to eliminate poverty by setting annual targets and paying out borrowed money to lowincome parents. On ferries, fracking, union contracts, capital construction and other weighty matters, the NDP’s answer is the same: trust us. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com

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◆ LETTERS More to life than economy To the Editor, It’s all somewhat confusing. The NDP says “this” and the Liberals say “that, the Conservatives and the Green Party are almost forgotten in the ruckus. The flood of Liberal ads about how good they are remind me of how Christy Clark used public employees and money to help make those ads. I know that wasn’t their intention, but it does add a certain dimension to the continual barrage of half truths. Christy’s government has given us increased costs for basic needs like health care,

education, and those fancy ferries, in exchange for less services. The export of raw logs continues. Colin Hansen’s 2009 budget had the B.C. government “overspending its revenues by $2.8 billion that year, ministry expenditures will fall by $500 million over the next three years and B.C. will run a deficit for the next four. A surplus is imagined by 2013”. Sounds familiar. We now have a new twist to the old fairy tale: mining and oil/gas/coal exports will save us sometime in the future if we keep electing these people. Of course, we really don’t know what the Liberal government is doing. According to the Information

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and Privacy Commissioner, Liberal government has stopped keeping records of major decisions in order to circumvent freedom of information laws and avoid public scrutiny. For everything that questions Liberal competence and efficiency, not to mention honesty and public benefit, someone will come up with what the NDP

did wrong a decade or so ago. Seems to me they both have done some good things and some not-so-good things. My hope is that, as we go to the polls, we will seek independent information even while we enjoy or endure the silly ads. And that we will remember there is more to life than the economy: breathing clean air, drinking healthy water, having

a sustainable and dependable food source, and being the kind of people our heirs can be proud of. Barbara Cooper, Port Alberni

Development a key issue To the Editor, I’m finding it disturbing that the voting public is poised to elect a government that is bound and determined to

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avoid economic development in B.C. We’ve been there and suffered dire consequences. And in our constituency, we are choosing between a candidate that doesn’t even live in the riding as opposed to Mr. DeLuca, whose family have been stalwart, hard-working Alberni boosters for decades. The BC Liberals have made some questionable decisions over the past 12 years but nothing worth voting in the alternative. Mike Carter, Port Alberni

Take health care seriously To the Editor, As a 60-year-old health-care consumer and former registered

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nurse, if age, chronic disease or impending death mean I require help with personal care I expect my taxdollars to pay for community-based care aides so I may live and die in peace at home. Community-based home and palliative care is where the majority of nursing care aides should be employed, not replacing licensed nurses in acute-care hospitals, like a new plan being floated at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Nurses and the public should be alarmed and outraged for government is running health-care like it was a business and patients are paying the price. Liz Stonard, Port Alberni

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Province needs business, not NDP, says writer GWYN MORGAN Special to the News

I’m concerned that many British Columbians are more focused on “change” for the sake of change rather than electing the party most likely to foster job creation and financial stability. Our province’s resource endowment has always been a mainstay of both jobs and the generation

other countries. of revenues needed We need new to fund social mines and gas programs. From fields, pipelines, what I have seen refineries, ports and heard, an NDP and processing government would plants to replace rev up spending jobs lost by tech while hampering change and by resource GWYN events like the pine development MORGAN beetle catastrophe. through endless Economic environmental development and reviews or by just saying the protection of the “no”, driving investment environment are not to other provinces and

mutually exclusive. Yes, we must be good stewards of our beautiful province, but we do have the technology to move the economy forward in an environ-mentally responsible manner. Saying no to new projects will mean job losses for the currently employed and no opportunity for young people looking to join the work force.

We also need to focus on balancing the provincial budget, rather than taking money away from social programs to fund rising interest costs. Forty years of experience in business has taught me that too much debt is crippling. It scares me that the NDP have rolled out billions of dollars in new spending during this campaign.

Their “every dollar is accounted for” rhetoric just isn’t credible because their anti-development attitude will reduce revenue at the same time as spending rises. There is truth to the adage, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. The NDP came to power in 1991 and governed the rest of that decade. Continued / 15

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Writer fears ‘new’ gov’t would be doomed to repeat past ills From / 11 Investment dried up and economic growth trailed the rest of Canada. A low point came when the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce thanked the B.C. government for driving growth investment in Alberta. Glenn Clark’s 1996-1999 tenure was arguably

the most disastrous for B.C. and with Adrian Dix, Premier Clark’s former chief of staff leading the province, I’d be very worried about history repeating itself. It took many years for the Liberals to repair the damage. During their time in government, North America suffered through a

major recession and yet we now have a triple-A credit rating, higher than the US government, allowing B.C. taxpayers the lowest possible interest rates. Have the Liberals done everything right? Certainly not. The introduction of the HST by the Campbell government was badly handled.

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GENERAL ELECTION Remember to Vote. Tuesday, May 14 is General Voting Day. Bring Identification Under the Election Act, voters must prove their identity and residential address in order to receive a ballot or register to vote in conjunction with voting in a provincial general election or by-election. Voters may present identification, or use a process known as vouching. Some acceptable types of identification and information on the vouching process are found below.

Do You Have This Card?

Option 1 A single document issued by the Government of BC or Canada that contains the voter’s name, photograph and residential address, such as a BC driver’s licence, BC Identification Card (BCID), or BC Services Card.

This card tells you where you can vote in the 2013 Provincial General Election. Take it with you when you go vote. If you do not have this card, visit the Elections BC website at elections.bc.ca, or call 1-800-661-8683 (toll-free).

Option 2 A Certificate of Indian Status as issued by the Government of Canada.

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Option 3 Two documents that together show the voter’s name and residential address. Both documents must show the voter’s name. At least one of the documents must also contain the voter’s residential address.

BC Has More Ways to Vote All voters can: Vote in any district electoral office from now until 4 p.m. (Pacific time) on General Voting Day, Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

Please note: Digital or electronic documents (e.g. e-bills) are acceptable. Hand-written information on a document, photocopies or electronic scans/photos of a paper document are not acceptable.

Vote by Mail You can ask for a Vote by Mail package from your district electoral office or through the Elections BC website at elections.bc.ca.

The following are examples of the document types authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer for the purposes of voter identification (the list of documents is illustrative, not exhaustive). Other specific documents (not listed below) may be authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer. For questions about the acceptability of a specific document, please contact Elections BC.

Vote at advance voting Voters can attend any advance voting location in the province from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (local time), Wednesday, May 8 through Saturday, May 11. All advance voting locations are wheelchair accessible. Vote on General Voting Day Voters can attend any general voting location in the province from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Pacific time), Tuesday, May 14, 2013. How to Vote • Choose only one candidate. • Mark your ballot with an or

Government-issue identity document Examples: healthcare card, birth certificate, Social Insurance Card, passport, citizenship document/certificate, Old Age Security Identification Card, Canadian Forces identification, Firearm Acquisition Certificate, firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence, Veterans Affairs Canada Health Care Identification Card, Correctional Service Canada Offender Identification Card.

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Who Can Vote? You can vote if you are: • 18 years of age or older, or will be 18 on General Voting Day (May 14, 2013) • a Canadian citizen, and • a resident of British Columbia for the past six months

Other documents examples • • • • • • • • • • •

Provincial Where to Vote card Bank/credit card or statement Residential lease/mortgage statement Insurance statement Public transportation pass Utility bill Membership card Hospital bracelet/document Prescription medication container Attestation of residence Personal cheque (printed by bank)

Option 4 Voters without identification can be vouched for by a voter in their electoral district who has identification, or a direct family member or someone who has legal authority to make personal care decisions for the voter. Future Voters Elections BC encourages you to bring your children with you when you vote. Show tomorrow’s voters how our electoral process works. Any Questions? For more information visit Elections BC’s website at elections.bc.ca or call toll-free 1-800-661-8683.

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Other government-issue document Examples: property tax assessment, income tax assessment notice, government cheque, government cheque stub, statement of employment insurance benefits paid, Canada Child Tax Benefit Statement, statement of Canada Pension Plan benefits, statement of Old Age Security.

You can Register When You Vote If you aren’t already registered, you can register when you vote. You will need identification that proves both your identity and current residential address.

School/college/university-issue document Examples: admissions letter, report card, transcript, residence acceptance/confirmation, tuition/fees statement, student card.

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Fighting tax issue River Bend Park needs porta-potty in summer: Kerr ‘Conservatives’ from /3 Both parties have incurred huge financial losses for taxpayers. Both increased funding to ministries only to watch as services deteriorated. All this has resulted in increased taxation and “service” fees —for services we have already paid exorbitantly for.

Government grows less and less transparent as it becomes more and more expensive. The legislature sat for just 19 days in this last year: while decisions needing public scrutiny, were mostly made behind closed doors. I am dedicated to fighting this out-ofcontrol machine, but I need your vote.

Port Alberni city councillor Wendy Kerr would like to see washrooms installed at River Bend Park

during the summer months. Kerr made a motion April 22, during council’s regular

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Kerr said the park is heavily utilized during the summer, and installing a washroom

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The Alberni Happy Hatters have been a chapter of the Red Hat Society for nine years. They joined the Cherry Tarts Ii and Luscious Lady Bugs at Burde Hill Estate Clubhouse to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Red Hatting. The ladies did skits and gave demonstrations during an afternoon of fun.

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The Mid-Island Kidney Association (MIKA) held its annual Spring Bring and Buy Potluck Dinner on April 20 at the Eagles Hall on Third Avenue. Penny Gates was the lucky winner of a MIKA t-shirt and was presented with it by member Anna Cullina. MIKA is currently holding a raffle and will be at No Frills every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at Quality Foods every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. First prize is a $200 gift certificate to Quality Foods and the draw date is June 10.

The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #293 gave out a whopping $6,100 to local groups. Bingo chairman Barrie Ward said that their Wednesday night bingos continue to grow and so this allows them to give away more money. The lucky recipients were: the Legion bursary fund, Bread of Life, Abbeyfield residents, Echo and Fir Park Village residents, Returning the Favour, Meals on Wheels, Port Alberni Hospice/Ty Watson House, Cancer Society, Alzheimers Society, Diabetes Association, Fire Fights, Alcohol and Drug counseling, Friends of Westhaven and Heritage Place.

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Dora Farrell, centre, receives a bouquet of flowers from Meals on Wheels board members Cindy Mah, left and Janet Buchanan. Farrell was honoured for her six years of service as Meals on Wheels president. If you would like to be a board member or driver please call 250-730-0390.

TD branch manager Claire Tucker presents Ron Doetzel of Kidsport with a cheque for almost $800. The staff raised the money through a penny drive and hot dog sale. A huge thank you to everyone for making this donation possible. Teresa Bird photo

Bernie the Bulldog with two ardent fans, on the right is Shoppers Drug Mart cosmetics manager Kathy Carriere and on the left is Shoppers Drug Mart manager Sue Snow. There was $4,000 raised here for the Look Good Feel Better Program, double of last year’s total. Teresa Bird photo

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HEALTHY LIVING e v i t c A

Health tip: A balanced diet offers the right combination of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants.

Colour your world with a rainbow of veggies SANDRA GENTLEMAN

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he warm May spring weather has returned which naturally pulls people outdoors to spend their time. Flowers and buds are popping out, along with nutritious greens. The garden brings colour to our world and these colours from veggies and fruits offer healthful benefits to our body when eaten. The rainbow of

colour provides a variety of different phytochemicals and antioxidants. Phytochemicals are natural plant substances that protect the plants from predators, such as insects and fungi. These plant chemicals give the plant its colour and when eaten by humans, phytochemicals can protect cells from breakdown. Orange, red, purple, white, green, yellow, blue all offer different phytochemicals with healthful benefits. Antioxidants are natural elements

found in foods. They protect body cells from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals. Some free radicals are formed from normal body processes when the body uses oxygen. Others come from cigarette smoke and other pollutants in the air. Antioxidants protect body cells from the damage caused by free radicals. For an example of the way free radicals can damage cells, think of the body as a car. The metal of the car will rust over time

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wheat bran, beans, oat bran and eggs. • Carotenoids are found in: kale, tomatoes/tomato products, spinach, sweet potato, carrot, leafy vegetables, pumpkin, squash, guava, watermelon, grapefruit. A commonly known carotenoid is betacarotene. • Flavonoids are found in: berries (especially dark coloured berries), cherries, red grapes, onions, apples, cocoa, tea (especially green tea). Including five different colours of vegetables and fruits in your daily diet will offer the variety of phytochemicals and protective elements to help keep the body healthy. Eating fruit at each meal and vegetables at lunch and dinner will help reach this goal of five different colours. Aim for seven to 10 servings per day of vegetables and fruits in your diet. Growing a few leafy greens in the garden, balcony or windowsill container can help increase the intake of daily vegetables. Also, buying produce from local suppliers regularly can help support the Alberni Valley economy and your health. The weekly Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning at Harbour Quay is one way to get your locally grown produce. In addition, purchasing a monthly Good Food Box at Salvation Army for a reasonable cost supports local food programs to help improve your personal intake of colourful fruits and vegetables. Enjoy the seasonal variety and eat your colours. It will do your body good! Sandra Gentleman, is a registered dietitian and co-founder and steward of Canal Beach.


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Every Friday at 9 am, we will draw 10 winners who will each win a key. Winners will be contacted and names will be published in the Alberni Valley News. Throughout the promotion we will give away 190 keys, You may win more than one key. All entries are good for one week only. We will start fresh each week with a NEW DRAW, so enter often

Key holders must be present at THE GREAT CAR GIVEAWAY EVENT Location and time to be announced

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Art in the Schools will be the next Art exhibit at Rollin Art Centre, starting May 14 and running until June 8. Students from local elementary schools and Community Living who took part with local artists in Art in the Schools will have their artwork on display during this unique exhibit. An artists’ reception will be held on Saturday, May 25 from 1-3 p.m. at the Rollin gallery. Come out and meet these up-andcoming artists and help them experience what being an artist is all about.

Arts Council will be having its giant book sale this Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Echo Centre. This is the Community Arts Council’s biggest fundraiser for the year and based on the thousands of donated books we have received, you won’t want to miss out. Get there early as the doors open at 9 a.m. sharp. Don’t miss out on all the wonderful books we have been collecting.

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The Mount Klitsa Garden Club presents its 14th annual Community Plant Sale at Rollin Art Centre this Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Mmake your gardens beautiful with annuals, perennials, hanging

What’s on at Char’s Landing Joan Wallace and The Martys, Friday, May 10 from 8–10 p.m. Tickets $12. The Barley Show open mic, Saturday, May 11 from 7–9 p.m. Tickets $5. The Ugly Duckling: A Fun for the Whole Family Puppet Show, Sunday, May 12, 3 p.m. Tickets $12. Saturday, May 18, Arts Day—Mudflaps w/Gwynne Hunt.

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Morgan Schoen of the Maquinna Elementary School choir sings a solo during Choir Fest at the ADSS Auditorium, last Wednesday.

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Children, adults and school groups can partake in the 2013 community banner paint-in later this month. Arrowsmith Rotary Club is again sponsoring the banner program. There is a $10 registration fee to cover the cost of supplies. Forms can be picked up at the Rollin Art Centre anytime between Tuesday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Deadline is May 18. The paint-in is planned for May 23–26 at the Kinsmen Community Centre.

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Accomplishments of Alberni Wrestling athletes were recognized at a special ceremony on May 2 at the Italian Hall. Receiving certificates from Grade 8 were, from AW Neill, Bella Jones and Tristan Greene; from EJ Dunn: Trenton Vanderkooi , Summer Wass, Trevor Barker, Matthew Grimston and several others. Coaches recognized included from AW Neill Seth Price, Ripley Janzen, Tristan Greene; from EJ Dunn Dean Fyfe, Austin Saluk, Trenton Vanderkooi, Tyrone Tate and others; and from ADSS Lauren Barker and Christian Anderson. The most

outstanding senior wrestlers were Jordon Bodnar and Nolan Badovinac. The most outstanding juniors were Summer Wass and Aaron Badovinac. Top wrestler awards from Grades 6-12 were Grade 6 Kenji Boyko, Ally Flaro; Grade 7 Aaron Badovinac, Isaac McDonald; Grade 8 Matt Grimston, Morgan Dagenais, Summer Wass, Kalissa Montgomery; Grade 9 Julia McGowan, Tyler Drew Adams; Grade 10 Nolan Badovinac, Remi Wells; Grade 11 Jesse Wagner, Elise Huffman; and Grade 12 Jordon Bodnar, Jonathan Spencer. BC Summer Games 2012 participants acknowledged were

Maureen Messenger (coach), Nolan Badovinac, Jordon Bodnar, Micaela Dick, Sheldon Haddad, Dean Leyland. Jonathan Spencer, Jesse Wagner, Jordan Wagner and Remi Wells. BC placers include Jordon Bodnar (first); Nolan Badovinac (second); and Jordan Wagner (third). National finishers were Nolan Badovinac (first in cadet and FILA cadet); Jonathan Spencer, (second, juvenile, and fifth, juvenile Greco style). The senior academic-athletic awards winner was Nolan Badovinac. The junior winner was Aaron Badovinac.

Fagan crowned winner KNOX COUPLAND Alberni Golf

The modified Stableford Tournament was held Sunday under hot, sunny skies at the Alberni Golf Club. Gerry Fagan won the event, followed by Bill Barrett, K. Randall, Craig Acland, J. Swaney, Bill Kriwokon, Lyle Luchinski, Matt Mosic, Glen Trask, Bill Moran, Don MacGowan, Jim Rhodes, Wayne Johnstone, Steve Acland and Bob Matlock. KPs were posted by Brian Tall on No. 2, Darren Vandyke on No. 4, Matt Mosic on No. 13 and Bill Moran on No. 17. Sam Parhar was closest to the hole with his second shot on No. 6. The hidden hole pot climbed to more than $400 and was split with $200 on No. 11 and $200 on No. 7. Neither pot was won so the hidden hole pot will be carried over to next week. Next Sunday is an open week so make your own tee times. KPs and the hidden hole pot will be available. Long drives and short putts.

Ladies hit the links Nine hole ladies A Division: Low gross, Pennie Churchill. Low net, Kathy Toms. Low putts, LaDonna Knutson. B Division Low gross, Betty Adair. Low net, Nancy Blair. Low putts, Betty Adair.


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PORT ALBERNI(above Gone Fishing) furnished 1 bdrm, prefer long term. NS/NP, no partiers. $500 inclds heat, inter-net, full satellite TV. Call (250)724-2212.

TOWNHOUSES ARGYLE WAY: Clean 2 bdrm, avail immed. $675/mo. Leave message at (250)245-8869.

TRANSPORTATION

2000, 26’ Golden Falcon 5th wheel, 3 way fridge, slide out, new hot water 10gal tank, queen bed. In exc. cond. Stored in Ladysmith. $7200 firm. Call (250)580-2566.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL CASH BUYER

Scrap cars & trucks, Complete or not. Over the phone price quotes.

(250)730-1672 or (250)724-1672 VALLEY TOWING

SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AUTO FINANCING DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals GREAT LOCATION, great price! 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, desirable location. Quiet dead end street. Updated. $228,500 3945 McBride St., Port Alberni Call 250-724-0223 for more info: www.arrowsmithlistings.ca

HOUSES FOR SALE Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com

1-800-961-7022

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557 MUST BE SOLD!!! 1993 Ford Explorer 326 KL Runs Great. $1000 obo. Call 250-954-3372

ALL YOU NEED IN PRINT AND ONLINE

www. bcclassified.com

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Community Events THURS. MAY 9 ◆ WALK WITH YOUR DOC Join some of Port Alberni’s doctors for a community walk at Bob Dailey Stadium, 5-7 p.m. All ages welcome. Vendors and info tables set up, too. ◆ COMEDY ACT at the Rainbow Room. Featuring Brett Martin and Matt Billon. Doors open: 8 p.m. Show starts: 9 p.m. Tix: $10 at the door.

FRI. MAY 10 ◆ MAD HATTER FUN FAIR at John Howitt Elem. School, 4:30– 7:30 p.m. Games, cake walk, raffles, barbecue concession. ◆ hummer a rock show at The Rainbow Room on Fourth Avenue. Showing May 11 as well. Showtime:

9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Weekend pass: $!5 and includes shoe rental and bowling; advance tix: $10.

◆ puppet show at Char’s Landing on Argyle Street. The Ugly Duckling shows between 3-4 p.m.

SAT. MAY 11

◆ cd release by Ill Tone, who is releasing his debut album, “Bringin’ the Hope Back”. At The Rainbow

◆ MT. KLITSA GARDEN CLUB plant sale at Rollin Art Centre, 10 a.m. to noon. Annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and more. Bring bags or boxes. ◆ PW Annual plant sale at Knox Presbyterian Church, 4850 Regina Ave at the corner of Rex Road. From 1-3 p.m. ◆ farmers market The Alberni Community Band plays at the Farmer’s Market in Alberni Harbour Quay starting at 10 a.m.

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Your date with beauty was a big success ! F OR BEAUTY LOVERS LIKE YOU AND ALL YOUR FRIENDS

THANK YOU

to everyone that made our

Look Good Feel Better

Fundraiser so successful!

Room May 12-13. From 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Tix $10.

We raised a whopping $4,000 to help women with cancer!

u Do you have an item for our calendar? If so, please contact our newsroom at editor@ albernivalleynews.com

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Way to Go!!

3717 10th Avenue 250.723-7387

THIS SATURDAY 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM AND SUNDAY 11 AM - 5 PM ONLY!

IT’S BACK!

GAS LIFT BAR STOOL

MICROFIBRE RECLINER

SUN. MAY 12

MICROFIBRE SOFA

Black only

Reg. $118

Reg. $498

NOW ONLY!

NOW ONLY!

In Stone or Mocha Colour

298 $59

$

NOW ONLY!

398

$

Reg. $598

MANY SPECIALS THROUGH EVERY DEPARTMENT IN THE STORE!

PUB TABLE & 4 STOOLS

D F

Furnishing the Island Since 1977 Locally Owned and Operated FOLLOW US

Open 7 am - 10 pm Daily

Visit our website at: www.safeway.ca

Join us for our latest commercials, promotions & monthly flyers!

NOW ONLY!

298

$

Reg. $498

3756 10th Avenue Port Alberni • 250.723-6212

QUEEN HEADBOARD, FOOTBOARD & RAILS

DODD’S CREDIT

Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 5:30pm Friday 9:30am - 9pm Saturday 9:30am - 5:30pm Sunday & Holidays 11am - 5pm

Matching pieces also on sale

Reg. $598

DODD’S FURNITURE & MATTRESS

NOW ONLY!

398

$

6421 Applecross Road (behind Ricky’s Restaurant) Nanaimo

250.390.1125

715 Finlayson Street, Victoria

250.388.6663

www.doddsfurniture.com


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Thursday , May 9, 2013 Alberni Valley News

D e t a e a r G l e s Sprin s e h g in for t RECLINER SOFAS

All Leather Sofa/Loveseat

1900

$

00

600!

$

Reg. $2700

2300

00

Reg. $3200

All Leather Black Sectional 3 piece

230000

$

Reg. $3200

600

$

When you buy a Matching $ 600! Loveseat at our every day low $ 600! price!

All Leather Sofa/Loveseat

$

only

This week only queen size sale

Firm

Gel Fusion Queen Size Mattress Set

Mona Lisa Queen Size Mattress Set

Brittany Queen Size Mattress Set

Brookhaven Queen Size Mattress Set

Reg. $2200

Reg. $1800

Reg. $1700

Reg. $1400

100000

$

80000

$

75000

$

MERIT FURNITURE Mon. - Sat. 9:30 am - 5:30 pm • Sun. Noon - 4 pm

70000

$

2935 3rd Ave. The Top of Third Ave.

250.724-6644


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GET TO KNOW

The Best Cold Cut Sub In Alberni

We dServe Breakfast All Brea g & Dressinde House Ma

2FOR1

ASSORTED COLD CUT FOOTLONG SUB

Voted Best Burgers on Vancouver Island

House Made:

Open Mon. to Sat. ~ 9 am - 6 pm Sun. 10 am - 5 pm

Cup Crav Call 778-421-3688 Cupcakese Next to Capelli on Victoria Quay

NEW Healthy Salads & Wraps Available

Served on White or Wheat Bread ONLY 1 coupon per person/visit nnn Not valid with any other offers VALID AT OUR GERTRUDE ST. LOCATION ONLY • MARCH 28 - APRIL 1, 2013

MAY SPECIAL

3

Deluxe $ BURGER

Bagels, Granola, Oatmeal, Omelettes & more

nnn

4539 Gertrude St.

STAMPS CAFE

99 each

Open: 10:45 am - 9:45 pm • 7 days a week 4422 Gertrude 250-723-6331

778-421-1SUB (782)

Taste of Alberni NEW HOURS: Closed Sunday Monday-Wednesday 9 am-4 pm Thursday-Saturday 9am - 6 pm

Make Your Reservations Today 250-724-7171

All Day Breakfast

Barclay Hotel 250

Bagels, Granola, Oatmeal, Omelettes, Breakfast Wraps

Daily Lunch Specials Starting at ...................$6.00

5093 Johnston Rd

736-1100

Mother’s Day BREAKFAST SPECIALS: 8 AM - 3 PM

Strawberry Belgian Waffles..... 8 Slide Benny 1/2 Classic 1/2 Neptune.. $1195 DINNER SPECIALS: Reserve Now 2 Seatings: 5 & 7 PM

Greek Platter ...................... $1895 Lobster Dinner .................... $2495 Steak & Lobster .................. $3495 16 oz Porterhouse .............

$

24

95

at Boston Pizza

MOM EATS

To Quench Your Thirst: Smoothies, Lattes, Organic Tea & Coffee

Gift Certificates Available

• Beautiful View of Harbour Quay • Outdoor Seating Available nnn

Gift Certificates Available Reservations Available

Call 778-421-3688

PATIO NOW OPEN!

Cup Crave Cupcakes

Mother’s Da y Bru nch Buffet

Open 7 days a week

A Local Tradition Since 1969

Reserve Now!

Mother’s Day at Solda’s

SUNDAY, MAY 12TH

Seafood Benny 10 $

95

SUNDAY, MAY 12

with your choice of fruit or hashbrowns

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Waffle topped with fresh strawberries & whipped cream

Patio W NO OPEN! Under the Clock at

Call for details or reservations

Harbour Quay • 778-421-2826

Strawberry Waffles $995

DELUXE DINNER SMORGASBORD 4 pm- 9 pm

Adults $1595 Seniors $1495 4785 Beaver Creek Rd. • 250.723.2474

FREE

250-723-2622

• Some Restrictions Apply • Call for details

250-723-2622

Next to Capelli on Victoria Quay

#100-3550 Johnston Rd., Port Alberni, B.C.

Miller’s Place

FAMILY RESTAURANT

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 11 am - 9 pm

Weekly Menu

WEEK OF MAY 12TH To Order Call • Creamy Tarragon Chicken 778-421-4712 or • Seafood crepes • Grilled Hunter Schnitzel Cell: (Kelly) • Chicken Lasagna 250-720-6597, • SALAD SPECIAL: (Juanita) Grilled Chicken Kebob 250-735-0493 served with tender greens & our ultimate or E-mail: garlic dressing coastcatering@hotmail.ca Dinner size $12.00 – Senior $7.00

Mother’s Day

House Made: Bread, Bagels, Tortillas

95

Senior, Single and Family Portions

We provide specialized catering for: • Luncheons • Dinners • Meetings • Weddings • Memorial Teas • Family Gatherings

Celebrate

both hot & cold soup, sandwiches, dressings & salads $

Frozen Home-Cooked Meals

www.coastcountrykitchen.ca Open for Pick-Up Wednesday 2-6 pm or we welcome pre-arranged pick ups for YOUR convenience at... 4712 Ires Road

House Made:

4277 Stamp Ave. 250-724-7171

- Made by Juanita and Kelly

10 am - 2 pm

Mother’s Day Brunch $ 12.95 Buffet$ ......................

per person

Seniors ~ 11.95 Under 5 FREE Children ~ $8.95 ASK ABOUT OUR EVENING SPECIAL Reservations Recommended

4505 Gertrude St. 724-5050

4833 Johnston Road • 250-724-5794

DAILY SPECIALS

Mon. 1or 2 pce Cod & Chips $795-$995 Tue. Deluxe Burger .................... $795 Wed. Beef Dip................................. $995 Thurs. Steak Sandwich .............. $995 Fri. Chicken/Beef Philly......... $995 FREE Lunch Time Delivery (some restrictions apply)

Hours: Sun. - Thurs: 7 am - 8 pm Fri. & Sat.: 7 am - 9 pm


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Toll Free

1-888-723-1800

24 hrs.

1-250-723-1800

4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

NEW LISTINGS #1-1655 Alberni Hwy. $49,000 8600 Bland Rd.

RENOVATED MOBILE HOME!

• 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom • New roof, siding, windows • All new laminate floors • Renovated kitchen and bath

Kat Dwolinsky

4475 Beale St.

COUNTRY LIVING!

• 3 bedroom, 1 bath mobile • 1 acre close to the mountains

Kat Dwolinsky

SUNRISE & BALCONY

Pat & Gerry Hickey

COUNTRY RANCHER

• 4 bedrooms + den & 2 baths • 0.62 acre fenced lot • 27’x21’ workshop

The Fenton Team

PANORAMIC VIEWS

PEACEFUL ACREAGE

• Level ground building lot • Underground services • Edge of the City

CHARM & CHARACTER

NORTH PORT FAMILY HOME

• 3 +1 bedrooms • 12’x26’ in house workshop • 2 baths, sep. dble garage, fenced yard • Quiet and no thru road • Fireplace, rec room, games room • Move right in • BI cupboards, cored ceilings, hardwood floors

Pat & Gerry Hickey

• Original wood floors • Large kitchen • Feature fireplace with built-ins

Sonja Sutton

$219,900 3795 Cowley Rd.

Dena Wickman

$314,900 5586 Woodland Cres. W. $319,900

BEAUTIFUL CHERRY CREEK HOME

• Newly renovated, new roof • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms • .33 acres • Kitchen renovated, central vac

Chris & Alease Arcus

$207,500

3 BEDROOM CHARACTER HOME

• One owner, well maintained • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Full basement

The Fenton Team

$219,900 4548 Alwyn St.

$185,000 3035 12th Ave.

FANTASTIC HOME

• 3.9 acre property • Minutes from Sproat Lake • Build your dream home

Pat & Gerry Hickey

$339,900 325 Bamfield Rd. $399,000 3600 Trevor Rd.

GREENBELT CORNER LOT

$128,900 7700 Woodward Rd. $164,900 2451 7th Ave.

EXTRA LARGE LOT

$209,900 6780 Beaver Crk. Rd. $214,900 3196 11th Ave.

• Two storey, 3 bedroom family home • 2 baths, single garage, heat pump • Close to elementry school & shopping • 1 year old roof, well cared for

3503 Frank

$126,000 5326 Otter Place

Kat Dwolinsky

RANCHER IN WESTPORTE

• 3 bedroom & 2 bathrooms • Bright open concept • Covered deck

The Fenton Team

$459,900 6880 Bainbridge Rd. $469,900 380 Cape Beale Trail $895,000 8720 Stirling Arm Dr. $895,000

CHERRY CREEK RANCHER

QUIET OF THE COUNTRY

• 3 +1 bedroom • 3 baths, 2 fireplaces, 2 decks • Vaulted cedar ceiling • Spacious & open floor plan

• Views of Bamfield Harbour • 2,370 sq.ft. & detached garage • Modern, quality home

• 2,165 sq.ft. built in 2003 • 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms • 0.84 acre lot

• 5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms • Tastefully renovated • 3.93 acres with shop

Pat & Gerry Hickey

Joe VanBergen & Chris Fenton

The Fenton Team

The Fenton Team

WOODS END LANDING

LIVE THE DREAM

• 4 cottages & separate duplex • 165’ of oceanfront docks • 8 acres w/subdivision potential

• Built in 2003, 1760 sq.ft. rancher on Sproat Lake • 1.55 acres, waterfront (100ft) • In floor heating, 9’ ceilings

Joe VanBergen & Chris Fenton

Maureen Mackenzie

To view all Coast Realty properties for sale please visit us at: www.CoastRealty.com

FRI. MAY 10 • SAT. MAY 11th • SAT. MAY 11th • SUN. MAY 12th • SUN. MAY 12th • SUN. MAY 12th • th

OPEN HOUSES

4:30 pm-6:00 pm 12:00 pm-1:00 pm 12:30 am-2:00 pm 11:30 am-12:30 pm 11:30 am-2:00 pm 1:00 pm-2:00 pm

• • • • • •

2402 6718 3795 4215 5100 3998

Old Nanaimo Hwy Cypress Blvd. Cowley Road 8th Avenue Pleasant Road Montrose Street

• • • • • •

$259,800 $379,000 $314,900 $144,900 $192,000 $253,900

• • • • • •

Sonja Sutton Maureen Mackenzie Kat Dwolinsky Maureen Mackenzie Craig Filipchuk Maureen Mackenzie

Alberni Valley News, May 09, 2013  

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