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Amsterdam passengers give wharf a workout More than 1,000 passengers from the Holland America cruise ship Amsterdam gave the new wharf at Harbour Quay a workout on Wednesday when they came to Port Alberni for a day’s stop during a three-day repositioning cruise from Vancouver to Port Alberni and

Seattle. A new ramp and three docks were set up off the wharf to accommodate the water taxis. New light standards were installed earlier this month in anticipation of the ship’s arrival. This setup differs from the last visit in 2011, when the ship was docked at the port authority.

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Crews are ready to secure a water taxi to a new dock off the wharf at Harbour Quay Wednesday morning to bring passengers from the Amsterdam onshore for a day trip.

Passengers from the Amsterdam go through a security checkpoint set up at Harbour Quay. This is different than the last cruise ship visit, where the ship was docked at the port authoirty wharf near the red and white lighthouse building.

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Teen seriously hurt in park assault Christopher Sun Alberni Valley News

Port Alberni RCMP are on the search for a man who sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl near Roger Creek Park Wednesday evening, leaving her with injuries so severe that she was airlifted to Victoria General Hospital. “It’s suffice to say that her injuries had to be very serious in order for her to be airlifted out of the community,” said

RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Jen Allan. “Her injuries are quite severe.” The assault occurred in the late afternoon Tuesday near Gertrude and Roger Streets by the railroad tracks. The victim phoned 9-1-1 at 5 p.m. for help after her attacker left. The attacker is described as a First Nations man, early to mid-20s, wearing dark clothing, a red coloured baseball cap and carrying a backpack. Allan wouldn’t confirm

whether the girl was walking alone or with friends, nor whether the victim and attacker knew each other, stating the investigation is ongoing and the police will release more information in due time. School District 70 assistant superintendent Greg Smyth confirmed that the girl is an Alberni District Secondary Student and a former Vast student. Neither Smyth nor Allan would confirm or deny rumours on social media that

precautions, walk in groups, stick to well-travelled routes and to call in any suspicious activity. However, the park is not considered unsafe. “Indications in the early phase of the investigation is this is an isolated and random attack,” Allan added. Anyone with information regarding this attack are asked to call Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

the girl is an exchange student from China. Smyth said there are councillors on hand at ADSS to help students and staff who may need it. “We are shocked and there is indignation that something horrific like this can happen,” Smyth said. “This is a very sombre reminder to students to take precautions to ensure their personal safety.” The RCMP also said the public should take extra

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Man charged in work site thefts City approves new fund A 30-year-old man has been charged with possession of stolen property, possession of break-in instruments and various driving infractions after an incident on Comox Trail Logging Road. In the early morning hours of May 15 Port Alberni RCMP received a report that a large quantity of diesel fuel along with tools and logging equipment batteries had been stolen from a rural work site. On May 16, police

RCMP responded to a rural area of the Comox Trail Logging Road after a suspicious vehicle was located by members of a forestry company who were patrolling work sites. The vehicle was driving erratically and collided with a logging truck. The driver and passenger fled the scene and were later located and held by members of the forestry company

until police arrived. Police arrested Eric Wolff, 30, who has been charged with two counts of possession of stolen property, possession of break in instruments, dangerous driving and driving while prohibited. Wolff made his first appearance in court on Tuesday, May 21. Police also arrested a 29-year-old female passenger, who has charges pending. Police are asking people to contact the Port Alberni RCMP if

they have had recent thefts from their worksite to assist with identifying recovered property. Police are also reminding the public to ensure their work sites are locked up and tools are marked so they can easily be identified. If anyone can provide information about it this crime or any other, they are asked to contact the local detachment at 723-2424, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

COUNCIL: | New reserve offsets carbon emissions. Port Alberni City Council has adopted a Carbon Fund Reserve that will allow the city to make annual contributions offsetting its net carbon emissions and keeping its carbon neutral commitment. According to a report, the city has reserved all of its Climate Action Revenue Incentive

funds in the amount of $37,000 per year, the city will need to continue to make additional contributions of about $23,000 per year to maintain neutrality, but that amount will decrease as emissions are reduced. Council-approved expenditures from the fund will then be made for any initiative, project or purchase that will reduce the city’s or community’s carbon emissions

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D ragon Boating Please be advised that the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District office will be closed f Black Ty ATuesday, ffair December 25 through Tuesday, January 1 . The office will reopen for bus usual at 8:00 am on Wednesday, January 2 , 2013. Find your inner James Bond at the Ty Watson House Black Ty Gala Saturday night at Echo Centre. Silent and live auctions, gourmet dinner, all to benefit a great cause. Tickets are $100 ($60 tax receipt) at Ty Watson House. Call 250-7234478 for more info.

Are you curious about dragon boating? th The West Coast Dragon Boat Society is holding an open house this Sunday, May 26 from 1–3 p.m. behind Sproat Lake Landing for people wanting to try out the sport. Get into a boat and see what the attraction is. Four teams compete at various levels in town, and practices happen Wednesday and Friday mornings or Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights. Pick a time slot and join a team.

be reimbursed for travel expenses when required to attend meetings. If you are interested in participating as a volunteer on the Parks Plan Steering Committee, please contact Mike Irg, Manager of Planning and Development by May 31, 2013 at: st Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District nd 3008 Fifth Avenue, Port Alberni, British Columbia, V9Y 2E3 (250) 720-2710 or mirg@acrd.bc.ca

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Paint the town by decorating a Rotary Arts District banner to adorn the streets this summer. Painting continues until May 26 at the Kinsmen Community Centre, behind Glenwood Centre. FMI Rollin Arts Centre, 250-724-3412.

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Road check nails holiday drivers ‘Sutton Pass is not an area we do team-based enforcement very often because of the location.’

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TEAM CHRIS TURNER Chris Turner, of “The Chris Turner Experience”, was born in Port Alberni in December, 1986, to parents Stephen and Jacqui Turner. He was 12 weeks premature and weighed 3 pounds 4 ounces. Chris spent his first five years growing up with his sister, Jill, at his family’s corner store, Neill Grocery, which was located on the corner of Neill Street and Ninth Avenue. In 1992, the Turner family sold the store and moved to Cameron Heights. Chris spent his time as a kid building tree forts in the forest, playing ball-hockey in the street, mountain biking, and soap-box racing down the hill in front of his residence. He also enjoyed a number of different sports including soccer, softball, and football. His first job was delivering the Alberni Valley Times which he did for six years. While in high school, Chris worked as a Shift Manager at the local McDonald’s Restaurants in Port Alberni, where he learned many of his valuable customer service skills. In high school, Chris focused on residential design/drafting and construction. In grade 12, Chris won three gold medals for his design and drafting at the North Island Regional Skills Competition, the BC Skills Competition, and the Canadian National Skills Completion. After graduating from ADSS in 2005, Chris started his carpentry apprenticeship, but later decided to return to his architectural design and drafting background, working for an architectural firm in Parksville. Although he had a passion for the architectural design and drafting he was doing, what he truly started to miss was interacting with customers and providing them with great customer service. Being a long-time Alberni Toyota customer and having a family of long-time Alberni Toyota customers, Chris decided to take his passion for Toyota vehicles and customer service, and as part of the sales team, merge them together to create “The Chris Turner Experience”. Not only is Chris busy at Alberni Toyota with “The Chris Turner Experience”, but Chris is also busy getting ready for his upcoming wedding. Chris met a wonderful young woman in Nanoose and they will be married on June 29th, 2013. Chris and Caitlin met for coffee three years ago and have been inseparable ever since. When Chris gets time off from the office, you will find him hitting golf balls at the local courses, hiking back trials around the valley, walking the beaches around the island, spending time with family and friends, or just relaxing at home. Although work is still work, Chris says that working at Alberni Toyota is about making friends and working with family.

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Minutes after setting up a road block at Sutton Pass on the start of the May long weekend, RCMP Cpl. Mike Elston issued three tickets: one being a 90-day driving suspension to a drunk driver. “It was a fluke,” said Elston, who headed up the multi-agency road check on Pacific Rim Highway and Sutton Pass on Friday afternoon. “In my 15 years of policing I have never got them back-to-back.” Between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. approximately 650 vehicles went through the road check staffed by 15 officers from the RCMP’s Central Vancouver Island Traffic Services, Department of Fisheries and Oceans and conservation officers. There were 63 violations resulting in tickets and warnings. Officers checked for the usual traffic safety violations such

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Members of the RCMP Central Island Traffic Services join other agencies in a road check on Sutton Pass, Friday afternoon.

as driving without insurance, driving under the influence and not wearing a seatbelt, as well as hunting and fishing violations. One violation was particularly troubling, Elston said. An officer noticed a one- and two-year-old sleeping on the back seats of a vehicle instead of being secured in baby car seats. “These people needed to get family to get them [baby] car seats in Port Alberni,” Elston explained. “They didn’t own [baby] car seats.” There were two immediate roadside

vehicle suspensions for drunk driving, four failure to wear a seatbelt citations, eight failure to display an “N” by new drivers, five drivers ticketed for failure to produce a driver’s license, one open liquor seizure and one marijuana seizure. Warnings were served to 14 vehicles that needed to replace headlights or windshields. Targeting the Sutton Pass area with this many officers representing various agencies was something different for the area and was a result of a

– Cpl. Mike Elston recommendation from a RCMP officer. “He’s a frequent West Coast visitor both for work and for pleasure purposes,” Elston said. “We figured why not give it a try. Sutton Pass is not an area we do team-based enforcement very often because of the location.” Elston explained the area has poor cellphone reception and is difficult to get to as the Central Vancouver Island Traffic Services is stationed in Oceanside but their coverage includes Parksville, Port Alberni and parts of Nanaimo and Tofino.

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The Canadian Cancer Society has cancelled the 2013 Port Alberni Relay for Life that was scheduled to take place June 22-23 at Bob Dailey Stadium. “The decision was made (Thursday, May 16, 2013) at noon that due to the small number of teams and participants, it was just not going to be feasible to put the event on,” community giving coordinator Melissa Bigmore said. BC and Yukon Division Relay for Life manager Bryanna Baker said the planned resurfacing of Bob Dailey Stadium was also a consideration. Baker said the city

told organizers the resurfacing might be done in June and they couldn’t guarantee the venue, but parks and recreation director Scott Kenny said that wasn’t the case. “That was a very slim possibility,” he said. The tender closed Tuesday and won’t be awarded until next week, so work likely won’t be done until July or August. The Relay for Life has been a mainstay in the Alberni Valley since the mid-2000s, taking place the third weekend in June. The decision to cancel is personally disappointing to Bigmore, who joined the relay several years ago after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.

“It’s definitely a sad occasion for me. I am truly disheartened that this has happened,” she said. “My heart goes out to those survivors that were going to be experiencing their first relay. It saddens me that they won’t be able to do that in their community.” Eleven teams had signed up for the 2013 relay, and had already raised more than $5,000. That money will still go towards the cancer society. editor@albernivalleynews.com

Check out ‘Reel-ay’ The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life may be cancelled in Port Alberni this year, but Paramount Theatre’s team has a Plan B. Manager James Huysmans has organized Reel-ay for life, a movie marathon that will take place overnight June 22-23—the same time the actual relay was to have taken place. He hopes to start the 12-hour marathon with the 9 p.m. late show on June 22.

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Loss of relay a blow to city Polarized politics a costly system News that the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event in Port Alberni has been cancelled just five weeks before the event was to take place came as a sad surprise on Friday. The 12-hour, overnight Relay for Life began in Port Alberni in the mid-2000s, and the early events drew upwards of 40 teams. This year, despite some initial challenges finding volunteers for the organizing committee, a dozen teams were entered and had already raised a recorded $5,000. That money is used for cancer research. Five thousand dollars, while not the same sum that teams have raised in the past, is not chump change. Teams had committed to fundraisers over the next few weeks leading up to the relay, which was supposed to happen overnight June 22-23 at Bob Dailey Stadium. Some of our readers are asking why the event was even cancelled, saying no contribution is too small when it comes to kicking cancer to the curb. We echo the view of one reader, who wrote that a low turnout should never shut down an event that impacts so many lives. Local coordinator Melissa Bigmore was committed to seeing the event through, but said the BC Yukon Division of the Canadian Cancer Society made the decision to cancel. We only hope they had a better reason than lack of fundraising. In the meantime, we applaud the Paramount Theatre team for their moment of genius, a 12-hour ‘Reel-ay for Life’ movie event starting at 9 p.m. on June 22. Other businesses, like Serious Coffee, have already jumped on board — proving once again that Port Alberni really is a community with heart.

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ICTORIA – One benefit of the surprising fourth term for the B.C. Liberal Party is that the provincial government won’t be subjected to another big, expensive ideological remake. Taxpayers are spared a bill of millions in severance pay for deputy ministers and other senior staff who would be purged in large numbers in the left-right lurch that has defined B.C. politics for a generation. BC Ferries will continue as an arms-length operation, with ferry commissioner Gord Macatee in charge of service levels as well as fare caps. The service rationalization that the government set out in the past year will continue. The NDP platform vowed to “position BC Ferries as an integral part of B.C.’s transportation

infrastructure.” Freely translated, that means “suck BC Ferries back into government,” as one of their strident supporters likes to say. That would conceal the growth of the subsidy and facilitate the kind of political and union interference that resulted in the current structure. There will be no $10 million rehash of the BC Rail sale and subsequent seven-year trial, to enrich elite lawyers once again. The NDP promised an inquiry for strictly political reasons, to drag their opponents through the scandal one more time. It was not a prelude to “nationalizing” the province’s train service, dream scenarios of the NDP provincial council notwithstanding. Costly legal confrontations over development projects have

been avoided. The Jumbo Glacier Resort proponents finally won a 20-year fight for permits, and the NDP promised to take them away. A larger ideological battle over private power contracts has also been avoided. The B.C. Liberals have been caught by a sudden shift in power markets caused by cheap, abundant natural gas, but the billions in commitments to independent power producers isn’t the fiasco that critics have described. If all those privately developed run-of-river hydro projects were owned and operated by BC Hydro, the Crown corporation would have to staff them and maintain them all for the next 40 years. There are differing views about the future demand for electricity in B.C.,

‘This election could be the beginning of the end for the old left-right model for B.C. politics.’

TO COMMENT … We welcome your original comments on editorials, columns, on topics in the Alberni Valley News or any subjects important to you. Only letters that include name, address, and day and evening phone numbers and that are verified by the Alberni Valley News can be considered for publication. Letters to the editor and articles submitted to the Alberni Valley News may be published or distributed in print, electronic or other forms. The Alberni Valley News is a member of the B.C. Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.bcpresscouncil.org.

but it can only rise with industry and population growth. A decade of federal and provincial work to end duplication of environmental assessment won’t be undone. NDP leader Adrian Dix’s promise for “made in B.C.” reviews was a strategy to choke resource projects to death under endless procedure, which may yet be the fate the Jumbo resort. We will have a Seniors’ Advocate office, but it won’t be staffed up to duplicate the Ombudsperson’s role of taking complaints. That’s good, since the Ombudsperson has become ineffective, labouring for years over a massive seniors’ report with so many recommendations it sank like a stone. We have 85 seniors’ advocates now. They’re called MLAs, and they definitely take complaints. They have staffed offices in their home communities and in Victoria. Continued / A9

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services, not more bureaucrats. There will be many arguments about the failure of the NDP to win against an unpopular B.C. Liberal government that is still weighed down by the harmonized sales tax and other heavy baggage. This election could be the beginning of the end for the old leftright model for B.C. politics. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

To the Editor, As time goes by, we’re getting more and more nutty ideas from the port authority and city hall. Specifically, there’s the proposal for a retail condominium/ hotel development at Alberni Harbour Quay which would involve razing the marine building there and ousting the current tenants. If there are more than a few units, there would be no parking available in the adjacent area around the waterfront restaurant and the current marine building site. Proponents of the development would also have to buy the old Shell Canada property for parking. Moreover, it’s highly unlikely that the Donut Shop and the Clock Tower Gallery would be able to afford the high rents in any new development. And where would they go in the meantime? And, again, parking would have to be reserved for retail businesses, locals, and tourists, not condo owners. The second balmy idea is the suggestion

that there might be “a liquefied natural gas site down the Alberni Inlet,” a preposterous idea worse than the idle speculation about a container trans shipment facility. Where would the LNG come from? Alberta? Northwest B.C.? In sum, we have more silly proposals from the port authority and from a city council that can’t reduce operating expenses and relied for budget cuts this year on one-time cuts from the McLean Mill dam project and from the new vehicle budget. God help us! Richard Berg, Port Alberni

RVers asked to get involved To the Editor, The other day I wrote different communities to find out what there position was on Residential Recreational Vehicle Parking in their community. I e-mailed the following: Town of Qualicum Beach, Parksville, City of Nanaimo. To date, I have heard from Qualicum Beach and Nanaimo. Their regulations are ones that

encourage folks to enjoy a healthy lifestyle and to be respectful of their neighbours. Please share this information with others and mark your calendars for the “Zoning Bylaw Review” community meeting and open house: Monday, June 17. Open House: 4-6 p.m. Presentation/ Q&A: 6:30-8 p.m. Six issues will be reviewed: Suites in residential neighbourhoods; Seniors and special needs housing; RV parking; commercial revitalization; chickens and bees; and urban agriculture. Consider driving and parking your RV at Echo Centre. Happy Trails, Gerry Walerius, Port Alberni

Residents taxed to max To the Editor, It is more that just another hated tax; the provincial carbon tax and Pacific Carbon Trust are glaring symbols of a failed political system that is monstrously imbalanced and out of touch with taxpayers. The tax accomplishes nothing according to our

auditor general, has been rejected by all other jurisdictions in North America as an unworkable concept, yet we see no move to address this from either main party. We are in financial distress as a province, taxed to the limit, yet here we are tilting at windmills with this expensive game. We are a symbolic innovator, says one party in justification; the other at one time opposed it, but when it didn’t get them elected, they did a 180 and said they really loved it all the time. Whatever your degree of environmentalist commitment, the whole thing analytically nets out as just plumb dumb. So, if it is such a wasteful disaster as our auditor general says and the public generally hates it and can ill afford it, where are the voices of reason and corrective change? This is a sequel to the HST failure of governance and it is the epitome of a general failure of the system. To all politicians who advocate nefariously, and to all politicians who say nothing when they should speak out, they are flirting with sinking this

obnoxious ship they sail on. Roy Roope, Summerland

One Wright, too many wrongs

To the Editor, One Wright doesn’t make up for Mike Duffy’s litany of wrongs. Nigel Wright, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s chief of staff, had enough integrity to resign for his ethical blundering. Duffy, the devious recipient of Wright’s $90,000 hush-money payment, doesn’t have an ounce of integrity but certainly has pounds and pounds of gall. If there are any untainted senators left in the Red Chamber, they should stand up in unison and boo Mr. Duffy if he dares put a foot inside their so-called chamber of sober second thought. To do otherwise is to cowardly condone liars and fraudsters. This sordid affair highlights Stephen Harper’s empty promise to run an honest and accountable government. Mister Harper is a Conservative emperor without any clothes. Lloyd Atkins, Vernon

Letters Mail: Letters, Alberni Valley News, 4656 Margaret St., Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 6H2 Fax: 250-723-6395 E-mail: editor@albernivalleynews.com Letters should be no longer than 300 words and will be edited. Include your address and phone number (although those won’t be published) and a first name or two initials. We won’t publish anonymous letters, or letters to third parties. We regret that, due to the volume of letters we receive, not all will be printed.

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“Out of the mouth of babes and suckling’s you have ordained praise because of your enemies, that you might still the enemy and the avenger” Psalm 8:2 In our society the wealthy and and intelligent are respected, the talented and the athletic are honoured, while the poor and downcast are dishonoured and often despised. But with God, it is a willing heart and a childlike trust that he treasures. His precious revelations, undiscerned by the worldly wise, He unfolds to His trusting, faithful followers. It is this principle that encourages us to serve God, no matter how weak or helpless we may feel, knowing that it is not our abilities or talents that will make a difference in the lives of others, but the presence and powerof God working through us.

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EAO rejects Compliance Coal application Black Press

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the EAO states Compliance has not adequately addressed in its submission. Should Compliance wish to resubmit its application, James asks Tapics to first incorporate information that it has requested. If a revised application is received, the EAO would screen that submission, James added, saying Compliance would be informed in writing whether at that point the application had been accepted for formal environmental review. Company vicepresident, operations

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16-year period. The product would be trucked to a facility in Port Alberni. The total mine site surface footprint is expected to be about 200 hectares along with two hectares at the port facility. There has been much opposition to the mine in Port Alberni and the Comox Valley, with concern expressed about negative effects on Baynes Sound shellfish aquaculture. Half of B.C.’s shellfish aquaculture industry is in Baynes Sound.

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indication of what’s to come then it’s good for us.” Gaiga said she was surprised at the amount of errors or omissions from Compliance Coal’s application that the EAO listed. “I think what everybody’s getting excited about is just the amount of errors and information they left out,” she added. The Raven Underground Coal Project near the Comox Valley communities of Buckley Bay and Fanny Bay is expected to produce about 30 million tonnes of coal and rock over a

Port Alberni has the potential to be nearly 100 per cent broom free, says the founder of the Broombusters Invasive Plant Society. Joanne Sales, on behalf of a number of concerned Alberni Valley citizens, spoke to council last month to discuss the Scotch broom issue in the

region. “We have more Scotch broom here than in Scotland,” Sales said. Scotch broom is a non-native aggressive weed that crowds out native plants and prevents the growth of forests and overruns farms, fields and pastures, Sales said. In addition, it is a severe allergy irritant and a

major fire hazard, particularly in parts of the central Island, where the biggest outbreaks are. Because Port Alberni’s broom population is less than other areas, regular coordinated volunteer efforts could contribute to the Valley being completely broom free, Sales said. Broombusters

works to help control the pest plant through liaising with municipalities, volunteers, media, and others, and coordinating broomremoving work bees. “We only cut, we do not pull, we do not use any poisons. When you pull the broom, it disturbs the soil and more seeds germinate,” Sales said.

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Alberni Valley News Thursday , May 23, 2013

◆ BANNER PAINTING BEGINS FOR ROTARY ARTS DISTRICT. FMI: Rollin Arts Centre, 250-724-3412. Painting continues until May 26 at the Kinsmen Community Centre, behind Glenwood Centre.

SUN. JUNE 23 ◆ ANNUAL LEGION GOLF EVENT at Hollies Gold Club. Entry fee $10 plus green fee. Shotgun

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start at 11 a.m. Sign up at the Legion bar. Everyone welcome. Prizes presented a 3 p.m. Food and bar available.

◆ FRINGE FESTIVAL at the Capitol Theatre. Choose from 28 performances. FMI: Gwynne Hunt, Art

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SAT. MAY 25 ◆ Fifth Annual Black ‘Ty’ Gala a benefit event for Ty Watson House. Tix: $60 tax receipt) – Live and Silent Auctions, Gourmet Dinner, James Bond Themed. Call 250-723-4478 for info.

SAT. JUNE 1 ◆ DAYS WITH THE ARTS a self-guided tour around the Alberni Valley, highlighting more than 100 artists. Maps will be available at the Rollin Art Centre. ◆ ALL THINGS FRINGE volunteer meeting at the Capitol Theatre from 1–2 p.m. The Art Matters Society will hold a first-ever Fringe Festival in Port Alberni June 21–23 and is looking for volunteers. FMI: Gwynne Hunt, 250-723-3331 (Main Artery) or 250-7237883 (Art Matters Society).

Although it’s commonly accepted that oil and antifreeze are

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than 4,000 generators. In addition,

there’s just too many drops to count, too many to ignore. BCUOMA is a not-for-profit organization that encourages British Columbians to responsibly recycle used oil, oil filters, oil containers, used antifreeze and antifreeze containers. Since the launch of the program in 2003, British Columbians have done an exceptional job of recycling their used oil materials.

◆ STEAK NIGHT at the legion. Supper served 5-7 p.m., followed by a dance with live music. $13 per person. Tickets on sale until 10 p.m. May 30. Members and guests only.

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SUN. JUNE 2 ◆ DAYS WITH THE ARTS a self-guided tour around the Alberni Valley, highlighting more than 100 artists. Maps will be available at the Rollin Art Centre.

SAT. JUNE 8 ◆ SPRING FASHION SHOW & LUNCHEON sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi. Proceeds to Museum School Program. Tickets $15 at Walk the Coast and Flandangles. 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Echo Centre.

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Protecting our province from the harmful effects of used oil and antifreeze must be a responsibility we all share, together. So please, next time you look to dispose of used oil or antifreeze materials, find a collection facility near you. Here are three easy ways to do so: Visit usedoilrecycling.com • Call 1.800.667.4321 • Call 604.RECYCLE for the Lower Mainland To arrange for a bulk pick-up of used oil please call 1.866.254.0555 Note: Please make sure to return your used oil materials during regular business hours for proper disposal and to avoid any spills and further contamination to the environment.

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lsland readers love their local newspaper David Black believes in the power of hometown connections Teresa Bird Black Press

Are small town newspapers a good business investment? In light of today’s technology many people believe newspapers are dying, but David Black, owner of Black Press and the Alberni Valley News doesn’t agree when Black Press Vancouver Island it comes to commuCommunity News Media nity newspapers. • North Island Midweek “I think that week• North Island Gazette ly newspapers are • Campbell River Mirror good business,” says • Comox Valley Record Black. “I don’t see • Parksville Qualicum News the internet threat• Alberni Valley News ening that.” • Nanaimo News Bulletin Black knows what • Ladysmith Chronicle he is talking about. • Lake Cowichan Gazette He got his start in • Cowichan News Leader Pictorial the newspaper busi• Peninsula News Review ness humbly enough • Saanich News when he bought • Oak Bay News the Williams Lake • Victoria News Tribune in 1975 • Goldstream News Gazette from the owners, • Sooke News Mirror one of whom was his • Monday Magazine father. • bcclassifieds.com “I never intended • UsedEverywhere.com to be a newspaperman, I studied engineering and took

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my MBA,” says Black. “I ended up as a �inancial analyst for the Toronto Star for a couple of years and started to like the (newspaper) business. I particularly liked the weeklies.” When his father told him that the Tribune was being sold, Black asked if he could buy it. “He just laughed and said, ‘Why do you think I told you?’” recalls Black fondly. The young Black family moved to Williams Lake “for a couple of years” but “fell in love with small town living” and stayed for a decade. While there Black learned the business at the grassroots level. “I learned a lot about the weekly newspaper business,” says Black. “When somebody left, whether it was an editor or a compositor or a sales rep or a circulation manager or … I ended up doing the job until we found a replacement. I really helped me the rest of my career because I actually know what it take to do the job.” And from Williams Lake, Black began to expand his career and business. In 1980 he purchased the Ashcroft Journal (now the Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal). Today David Black lives in Victoria and Black Press includes more than 190 publications, in B.C., the Prairies, Washington State and a daily in both Hawaii and Akron, Ohio. So why has Black Press been so successful? “I understand business, I have a head for business. But the trick is people. If you can surround yourself with people who are really good, you will succeed,” explains Black. “We have really good staff.” And that is part of the reason why community newspapers aren’t as threatened by the internet, say Black. “We are putting out as good a local paper as we can afford editorially. It shows in the numerous awards we receive every year and our readership.” says Black. “I think weeklies will continue very much the same, I don’t see huge changes in towns the size of Port Alberni

David Black in his Victoria office.

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where the local newspaper has the local information people want. We have not seen any fall of readership in our weeklies.”

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Co-op Must be a member membe Entry Ballot MUST include; Full Name, Member Number, Phone Number and Receipt Number rs received Tickets given away at 25 litre increments 1 ticket for each 25L increments 5¢/litre One ticket for each 10.00 in store purchase in 2012 Fuel Delivery - every 100 litres 1 ticket. Tickets will be stapled to invoice. Maximum of 10 tickets Card lock customer can bring in card lock receipt and receive 1 ticket per 25 L. Maximum of 10 tickets Furnace repair and protection plan purchases will receive one ticket. 190 keys Last draw will be July 12. Winners will be notified by phone as the draw is the next day. Spouses can use same number and well as kids under 16. Kids over 16 must get their own membership Each Friday at approximately 9am, 10 names will be drawn for keys which will be provided on the day of the draw. Names will be published in AV Times on Thursdays and letters will be sent to each winner. Each week will be a fresh start; you may win more than once so keep entering. Key winners must attend Key Day. In the event of not being able to attend the letter must contain the name of the proxy. New names are not drawn. ✔ Keys will be selected by key winners and must produce ID. ✔ Co-op employees and anyone living in their household are not eligible to win.

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Students get ready to take the stage to perform a skit at the Aboriginal Spring Fest, Thursday at Alberni District Secondary School. Students in Grades 1-8 from across School District 70 participated.

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Speeding by those speed reader boards may not net you an expensive traffic ticket but it will get you onto the cops’ radar, says the RCMP. The manned speed reader boards operated by Speed Watch volunteers are

meant to be a public service reminder for drivers to keep within the speed limit. A team of Speed Watch volunteers was out on Stamp Avenue on Tuesday, recording traffic speeds and numbers. Speed Watch volunteers, made up of local citizens, keep track of how

many vehicles have gone by and at what speed. The RCMP gets involved when drivers are clocked going more than 15 km/h over the speed limit. “We send out a follow-up letter advising them that their vehicle travelled by a Speed Watch at an excessive speed,” said Port Alberni

RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Jen Allan. “The good news is our community is fairly good with compliance of the speed limit and we don’t see a lot of excessive speeding.” Speed Watch volunteers Louie Aumair and Bruce Chapman were set

up near the Best Western Barclay Hotel for a couple of hours Tuesday morning. Within the first 90 minutes, about 700 vehicles drove by, with 186 clocked going over the 50 km/h speed limit. None were recorded going over 65 km/h. “There hasn’t been

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very many speeders,” Chapman said. “I’m surprised.” Allan added that Speed Watch currently has seven volunteers and is always looking for more. “Instead of silently complaining about speeders and road safety in the

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Slow and steady won the game for Gayle Rhodes during Alberni Golf Club ladies’ 18-hole competition last week. Kathy White faced Rhodes for the challenge pin, but Rhodes was too steady and kept the pin. Pat Nicklin will challenge Rhodes next week. Other 18-hole results included: 18 hole ladies Low gross went to Janice Cross for the second time in two weeks. Way to go, Janice. Low net went to Gayle Rhodes with a 72. In the ball sweep,

golfers were able to take their three worst holes off their score. Janice Cross won the gross and Rhodes won the net. The ladies also had their qualifying session for the CTC tournament this week. The first two teams to make it were: Janice Cross, Lowana Johnson and Gayle Rhodes for the first team and Carol Bouchard, Claudia Romainuk and Kathy White for the second team. There are two more teams that will probably get into the tournament, as Alberni is hosting it. Nine hole ladies A Division — Marta Williamson took low gross and low putts. B Division — Julie Swaney took low gross honours and

had the lowest putts, while Lorraine Wilson recorded the low net this week. Swaney also had a par on No. 13. At the interclub at Qualicum on May 15, Kathy Toms had the longest drive of the day. Marta Williamson had the low gross of the Alberni group. Marie Swain had the low putts and low net of the Alberni group. She also tied for the low putts overall. The Alberni Golf Club will be having a mixer night on Friday, May 24 at 6 p.m. Sign up in the pro shop. All are welcome to participate. Alberni Golf Club’s Ladies scramble is Tuesday, May 28. Signup is also at the pro shop for this event.

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The golf season has barely begun and Christina Proteau has already notched a pair of significant wins. On Mother’s Day, she set a course record at Comox Golf Club in capturing the North Island ladies’ golf tournament title. She was one of nearly 70 golfers in the tourney. Proteau carded a 68, breaking the previous record by two strokes to win the Low Gross Mildred Laver Trophy. Proteau, Sally Dobler, Heather Swallow and Karen Kloske also won the Archie Dick team trophy for lowest net team. Earlier in May Proteau was a member of the British

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Auburn Heid clears the bar in the high jump event at the EJ Dunn Middle School track meet, held May 16 at Bob Dailey Stadium. While traditional athletic events like sprints, long distance running and high jump were included, students also participated in fun events like a tug of war and balloon toss.

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’Dogs bring back coaches Kevin Willison and BCHL Adam Hayduk will be behind the bench with the B.C. Hockey spokesperson Russell League’s Alberni Dyson said in a Valley Bulldogs for statement. another season. “These coaches The Bulldogs also bring earlier with them a this month commitment to announced the community, they have ensuring signed the a winning coaching duo attitude both for multi-year on and off the contracts. KEVIN ice.” Willison will be WILLISON Willison here for three joined the years while team in December Hayduk signed a two2011; the successful year contract with an option for a third year. 2012-13 season was his first full season “We are proud to and resulted in the have both Kevin and Bulldogs knocking Adam returning, out both the Nanaimo which brings Clippers and stability to our Victoria Grizzlies to hockey operations,” capture the Island Port Alberni Junior championship. Hockey Society

can be proud of on “I’m extremely and off the ice and I honoured that the Bulldogs organization am very happy that I can be a part of a has the confidence great organization in Adam and I to be that is working hard able to lead this team to make that for seasons to happen,” come,” Willison Hayduk said. said in a press ICE CHIPS... release. The Coquitlam “I am looking Express’s forward to leading scorer working hard has entered the and making the Dawg Pound— people of Port this time as a Alberni very ADAM Bulldog. Justin proud of their HAYDUK Georgeson hockey team joins the team on and off the ice.” as “future Hayduk has been considerations” in a with the team for trade that sent Lars two full seasons. He Hepso and Adam said it’s a sign of Rossignol to the confidence on behalf Express at the BCHL of the society that trade deadline... they would sign the Georgeson was the two coaches for multionly Express to play year contracts. all 56 games last year... “This community deserves a team they editor@albernivalleynews.com

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Sunday presented a comfortable golf day weather wise at the Alberni Golf Club. The course was in great shape as 36

golfers signed up to play on the long weekend: a reasonable turnout. First off, Sammy Parhar won another hidden hole prize on No. 18, this time amounting to $266. Way to go, Sammy! Mike Pickor posted low gross followed by

Russ Iraelson, Sammy Parhar and Gerry White. On the net side Cal Davies was the leader with Cliff Olaney, Chris Owen, Gord Cutting, Bill Barrett, and Don MacGowan following in that order. Closest to the pins

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5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm 2402 Old Nanaimo Hwy E RIC WP NE

THURSDAY MAY 23RD

6357 Salal Rd.

259,800

$

FRIDAY MAY 24TH

BE INSPIRED ~ COUNTRY LIVING!!! • 4 bedroom + den, 2 bath artists home • Open concept living, new septic system • Family Room, additional craft/workshop • Loft master bdrm w/ensuite & WI-closet Sonja Sutton

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

10:30 am - 12:30 pm 2527 9th Ave.

3642 15th Ave.

$187,900

139,900

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FRIDAY TO WED.: 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29 NICE NEIGHBOURHOOD • Well cared for 3 bedroom home • Fully fenced level back yard • Plumbed for a second bathroom

Sonja Sutton

Craig Filipchuk

$299,900

$214,900

REMODELLED FAMILY HOME • Updated 3 bdrm home • Large fenced lot • Finished basement

GREAT STARTER • Or retirement rancher, wheelchair access • Lg master bdrm & updated 4 pce bath • 12’x24’ shop fully wired

MOVE IN READY • 5 bedroom, 3 baths with heat pump • New double garage • Updated kitchen and bathrooms

NORTH PORT CHARACTER • 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus den • Close to schools and shopping • Refinished wood floors

Gary Gray

Craig Filipchuk

Dena Wickman

Dena Wickman

4475 Beale Street

Dena Wickman

Craig Filipchuk

$209,900

NORTH PORT CHARM • Two story 3 bedroom two bath home • Level entry with open floor plan • Attached single garage, fenced yard • Beautiful Valley views Pat & Gerry Hickey

WELL ESTABLISHED SHOPPING CENTRE NICE AND CLEAN • Fully renovated 2 bedroom mobile • High foot and vehicle traffic • C2 Zoning allows wide range business uses • New roof, siding, windows, and more • Building waiting for your business • Not age restricted Craig Filipchuk & Jim Robertson 3546 12th Ave.

$

NEAT AS A PIN!

Chris & Alease Arcus

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 4313 Alderwood Dr. E RIC WP NE

11:00 am - 12:30 pm 16-4935 Broughton

$250,000

FABULOUS LOCATION • Double wide mobile,55+ park • 2 large bedrooms, 3 pce ensuite • Large yard, carport and RV space Craig Filipchuk

Pat & Gerry Hickey

$

Joe Van Bergen

179,900 2451 7th Ave

NEAT AND TIDY

$185,000 3964 5th Ave.

FABULOUS FAMILY HOME

• 3 bedroom plus den, 2 bathrooms • Partially finished basement, w/ec room • Lg fenced backyard, with fruit trees

Gary Gray

Sonja Sutton $224,900 6780 Beaver Creek Rd

BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY

SPACIOUS SOUTH PORT FAMILY HOME • 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 fireplaces • Remodelled kitchen, sunroom/deck • Large lot, lane access, RV parking

Dena Wickman

Dell McConnell

123,900 8600 Bland Road

$

PRETTY AS A PICTURE

• 1,355 sq.ft. rancher • Living room & family room • 3 bedrooms & full bathroom • Detached workshop

The Fenton Team

$229,900 7880 Cameron Rd.

COUNTRY RANCHER

• 2,240 sq.ft. rancher • 4 bed + den & 2 bath • 0.62 acre fenced lot • 27’ x 21’ detached shop

The Fenton Team

$126,000

COUNTRY ACREAGE • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom • 1 acre lot Kat Dwolinsky

$189,900 3035 12th Ave.

206-5202 Argyle St.

AFFORDABLE ACREAGE

The Fenton Team

$169,900

GREAT LOCATION • 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo • Water views • 5 year old building Kat Dwolinsky

$207,500 4548 Alwyn St.

219,900

$

NORTH PORT 3 BEDROOM CHARACTER HOME • Tastefully redone from top to bottom • Close to schools and shopping • Lg kitchen w/nook & sep. dining rm • No thru road, close to amenities • Original wood floors • Fully fenced back yard w/ deck Dena Wickman

Chris & Alease Arcus

$244,900 5589 Woodland W Cres $309,900 5949 Grandview Rd

• Open pastoral views • 1.6 acre property • 4 bedrooms & full bath • Detached shop & RV parking

$69,000

MONDAY MAY 27TH

QUALITY BUILT • 3 + 1 bedroom split level home • Large private lot on Roger Creek • Garage, carport + 2 RV carports

MOVE IN READY - GREAT STARTER IDEAL BUILDING LOT! • 2 bdrms, 4 pce bathroom • Located in upper North Port • Good roof, thermal windows, rear deck • This serviced level building lot is in a quiet neighbourhood on a no thru street. • Updated wiring, central location

• 3 bedroom home in quiet South Port • Large living room, master bedroom • 4 pce bath, laundry & storage all on main floor

$219,900 2503 8th Ave.

• 5.89 level acres in Beaver Creek • Barn and storage building onsite • Hydro and water in place

$

Gary Gray

Kat Dwolinsky

179,000 2417 9th Ave.

• Immac. 2 bdrm, coved ceilings • Nat gas fireplace, covered deck • Detached garage

95,000 3772 6th Ave.

$49,900 4007 Shaughnessy

$207,500

3 BEDROOM CHARACTER HOME • Close to schools and shopping • Lg kitchen w/nook & sep. dining rm • Original wood floors

NEW LISTINGS

#8-3749 10th Ave. LEASE $12.75 sq.ft. 1-1655 Alberni Hwy

7360 Plymouth Rd.

FRIDAY TO SUNDAY: 24, 25 & 26 FABULOUS LOCATION • Double wide mobile,55+ park • 2 large bedrooms, 3 pce ensuite • Large yard, carport and RV space

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 4789 Margaret St. E RIC WP NE

3035 12th Ave.

$69,000

SATURDAY MAY 25TH

GORGEOUS SPROAT LAKE • Living room w/river rock propane FP • Heritage style sink & large island • Shared waterfront and wharf

11:30 am - 12:30 pm 5142 Forrest Rd. E RIC WP NE

16-4935 Broughton

$192,000

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RANCHER IN WESTPORTE

• 3 bedroom & 2 bathroom • Bright open concept • Covered deck • Double garage & lane access

The Fenton Team

$499,900

MODERN COUNTRY RANCHER

• 2,235 sq.ft. home built 2011 • 0.92 acre w/ workshop & RV parking • 3 bedroom & 2 quality bathrooms • Elegant cherry kitchen w/island

The Fenton Team


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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

380 Cape Beale Trail

$895,000

NEW LISTINGS 8720 Stirling Arm Dr.

$895,000

#6-3258 Alberni Hwy.

28,900

$

3-5659 Tomswood Rd.

29,900

$

Residential WOODS END LANDING

• 4 cabins, duplex, + caretaker cabin • 160’ of oceanfront with docks • 8 acres of land • Over 4,250 sq.ft. of living area

LIVE THE SPROAT LAKE DREAM

$

Maureen Mackenzie

30,000

GREAT VALUE! • Well cared for 2 bdrm mobile home • New furnace, lino, carpets, themal win • Spacious open concept floor plan

22-6225 Lugrin Road CE PRI W NE

$47,000

A MUST SEE • New bathroom and furnace • Newly painted • Pet friendly park

Sonja Sutton

Craig Filipchuk

3510 Barkley St.

79,900

$

2688 Anderson Ave.

$

109,900

Gary Gray #32-5558 Beaver Crk. Rd.

The Fenton Team

#6-4777 Maitland St.

$

119,900

5535 Broadway Ave.

$129,900

#11-1655 Alberni Hwy.

$

54,000

MTN. VIEW MOBILE PARK • 2 bed, 1 bath, completely redone • Vinyl siding, windows, flooring • Quick posession

4511 Burde St.

102-5170 Angus St.

$114,900

Sonja Sutton

Maureen Mackenzie 402-4505 Victoria Quay $132,500

$119,000

5016 Pybus St. CE PRI W NE

JUST MOVE IN • 2 bedroom & 1 full bathroom • Ground floor condo • Gas fireplace

119,900

$

NORTH ALBERNI RANCHER • Large 90’ x 132’ level lot • 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom • Workshop

The Fenton Team 4343 Burde St.

63,900

$

Kat Dwolinsky

ICE

COURT ORDERED SALE • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom • Over 800 sq.ft, Detached shop • Newer furnace & roof

19-5679 Tomswood Rd

MOBILE HOME • 2 bedroom mobile • Spacious kitchen • Private parklike setting

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GREAT LOCATION • 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom • Fixer-Upper, level lot • Close to schools, shopping, city bus • Ideal starter home/rental Dell McConnell

49,900

$

The Fenton Team

BEAUTIFUL BEAVER CREEK • 2 bedroom, 14’ wide in adult park • Covered deck/carport, bus service • Small pets only with park manager approval. Dell McConnell

NE

REDFORD HEIGHTS • 0.18 building lot • Surrounded by fine homes • Fully serviced lot

QUIET LOCATION • Maple Grove Park • 3 bedroom home • Vinyl windows

beach

The Fenton Team #4-2917 Alberni Hwy. E RIC WP E N

MOBILE WITH ADDITION • Close to shopping • Golf courses

• 1760 sq ft rancher built in 2003 • In floor heating, 9’ ceilings • 3 car garage, 1.55 acres, 100 ft. of

The Fenton Team

139,900 3642 15th Ave.

$

$

139,900

E RIC

WP

NE

CONDO LIVING • 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom • Close to all amenities • Beautiful mountain views

LOCATION ! LOCATION ! • Beautiful, private fenced yard • Covered carport • 3 bedrooms Chris & Alease Arcus

W. Earl Engstrom

EASY CONDO LIVING • 1 bedroom top floor unit • Great river view • Secured parking Dena Wickman

Alberni Colour Corner

CHARACTER HOME WITH IN-LAW SUITE • 4 bdrm home w/1 bdrm in-law suite • 1 year old roof and hot water tank • 5 yr. old natural gas furnace, new paint and floors throughtout W. Earl Engstrom

Home Decorating Made Easy!

GREAT STARTER • Or retirement rancher, wheelchair access • Lg master bdrm & updated 4 pce bath • 12’x24’ shop fully wired Craig Filipchuk

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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

3982 Shaugnessy St. CE PRI W NE

139,900

$

$142,000

4474 Bute Street

$

144,900

• 3 bedroom rancher • Fenced yard • New bathroom Dena Wickman $147,500

TREMENDOUS VALUE • 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • 1,920 sq.ft. with updates • Large double garage

MODERNIZED • 3 bedroom & 2 bathrooms • Extensive updates • Wood and slate flooring

The Fenton Team 3956 7th Ave.

$149,900

The Fenton Team

#107-5262 Argyle St.

$149,900

Sold

NORTH PORT RANCHER • Large detached shop/alley access • Wheel chair access • Large fenced yard Alease & Chris Arcus 4439 South Cres.

168,700

$

NEW ROOF! • Great 2+ bedroom starter home • Thermal windows, functional kitchen • Carport, Alley access, Detached shed

HARBOUR QUAY RES. • 2 bdrm end unit • Windows in every room • Level entry from the lobby Dena Wickman

Kat Dwolinsky

4318 Dunbar St.

169,900

$

3571 Veldham

172,500

$

Sold SOLID FAMILY HOME • 3 bedroom & 2 bathroom • Deep safe moorage • Fantastic building site The Fenton Team 2876 10th Avenue E RIC WP E N

4215 8th Ave.

$144,900

#108 - 2825 3rd Ave.

$145,000

Sold

GREAT NORTH PORT LOCATION

4853 Margaret St. CE PRI W NE

4598 Redford St.

$

199,000

MOTIVATED SELLER! • 3 bedrm (2 up & 1 down), 2 baths • Renovated, fully fenced yard • Multi-level back deck Kat Dwolinsky

NICE HOME • Renovated 3 bedroom rancher • Hickory kitchen with island • 200 amp electrical panel

CHERRY CREEK RANCHER • 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom • .43 of an acre • Minutes to shopping • Detached carport & shop Sonja Sutton

Dena Wickman 5920 River Road

$199,900

3717 Exton Street

$200,000

SOMASS RIVER FRONT • Level lot w/access to Barclay Sound • Single garage w/living quarters above • Float & walkway, Build your dream home

LOCATION, LOCATION! • 3 bed split lvl home in upper Echo • Newer kitchen, new bath & Heat pump • Garage at front & carport at

Pat & Gerry Hickey

Gary Gray

BARCLAY ESTATES • 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • 1252 sq.ft. • Immaculate & nicely updated • New windows, roof & hot water tank Maureen Mackenzie

CORNER SUITE • Bright, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, adult complex • N/gas f/pls, laundry, elevator, lg. patio • Underground parking, close to amenities

#4-5131 Gertrude St. E RIC WP NE

3065 6th Ave. CE PRI W NE

$164,900

Dell McConnell

Sold

RETIREMENT LIVING • Kitsuksis Manor • 900 sq.ft rancher • 2 bedroom & full bathroom

HOME WITH A VIEW • 9 foot ceilings • Thermal windows • 2 bdrm on main + potential 2 down

The Fenton Team 512-5700 Pierce Rd E RIC WP NE

$

179,900+GST

CREEK’S EDGE RESIDENCES • Open concept living room/kitchen/dining • 2 bdrm, plus den, 2 bathrooms modular • 55 + park, pet friendly, home warranty • Heated crawlspace, 1.5 car garage Sonja Sutton 2479 10th Ave. E RIC WP E N

$168,000

$204,900

UPDATED 3 BDRM HOME • New roof, thermal windows • Move in ready • Detached garage and RV parking

Dena Wickman

2441 9th Avenue

$

189,900

SWEET HEART RANCHER! • Remodeled character, 2 bdrm rancher • Big 22 x 26 double garage alley • Fully fenced, gardened and landscaped lot. W. Earl Engstrom 5054 Cherry Creek Rd.

$

213,000

GREAT LOCATION • 4 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 fireplaces • Spacious family home w/alley access • Partially finished detached garage

Dena Wickman

Sonja Sutton

GAS PRESSURE WASHERS 160cc GC160 Honda Engine BE RX705 Pump, 2.3GPM, 2700PSI $ P275HX Reg $ 599.00 SALE

549

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160cc GC160 Honda Engine COMET BXD Pump, 2.5GPM, 2700PSI P275HC

Reg $679.00

SALE

62500

$

187cc GC190 Honda Engine COMET BXD Pump, 2.5GPM, 2800PSI P286HC Reg $759.00 $ SALE

699

3509 3rd Avenue

25 Ft High Pressure Hose, Spray Gun, Lance, Chemical Injector Powder Coated Steel Frame, 10” Pneumatic Tires

00

723-5841 • lbwoodchoppers.com •

389cc GX390 Honda Engine with Oil Alert Comet ZWDK4036 Triplex Pump Built-In Unloader, 50 FT High Pressure Hose Spray Gun, Lance, Chemical Injector Powder Coated Frame, 13” Pneumatic Tires P3713HC

3700PSI, Comet Triplex Pump 3700 PSI Max Pressure 4.0 GPM Max Flow Reg $1499.00

SALE

129900

$

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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

3961 Wood Ave.

218,500

$

5609 Poplar Rd.

219,900

$

4763 Morton St.

219,500

$

d l o S CHARMING & UPDATED • 3 bedroom & full bathroom • Modern kitchen & bathroom • Oak floors & fireplace insert The Fenton Team

4639 10th Ave. E RIC WP E N

$219,900

CHARMING HOME • 4 bedroom & full bathroom • Modern open concept kitchen • Fenced lot & attached garage

The Fenton Team

5555 Broadway

224,900

$

Chris & Alease Arcus

$229,900

3 BEDROOM RANCHER • 3 bedroom racher near parkland • surrounded by carefully planned garden areas and fruit trees • 250 sq.ft. sun room, fenced yard

Craig Filipchuk $233,900

QUIET SOUTH PORT LIFE STYLE • 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 f/plcs • Easy conversion to summer kit. down • Covered deck, lane access, RV prk’g. detached workshop Dell McConnell

UPPER NORTH ALBERNI • 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • Extensive updates • 2 feature fireplaces

3988 Montrose St.

4015 Montrose St. E RIC WP E N

$253,900

LOVELY RANCHER • 3 bed, 2 bath, • 1280 sq.ft., built in 2008 • Fully fenced with large yard Maureen Mackenzie

$229,000

COUNTRY LIVING • Half acre • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Full basement

Gary Gray 4115 Glenside Road

7833 Wardrop Rd. E RIC WP E N

The Fenton Team 259,900

$

6153 Beaver Creek Rd.

239,900

$

$219,900

RETIRE IN STYLE! • 2 bedroom + den manufactured home • Heat pump, enclosed deck, fenced • Finished & heated 1 1/2 car garage Kat Dwolinsky

The Fenton Team

d l o S

FAMILY HOME W/SHOP • 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom home • Detached shop • Quiet neighborhood

2330 9th Ave.

PEACEFUL LOCATION • 0.34 acre on no thru road • 2,035 sq.ft. family home • Newer roof and thermal windows

#118 - 5700 Pierce Rd. CE PRI W NE

5535 Woodland Cres. E.

229,000

$

3546 8th Ave.

$229,800

Joe VanBergen & Craig Filipchuk

Gary Gray

4834 Lathom Road CE PRI W NE

$234,900

Pat & Gerry Hickey

Sonja Sutton

279,900

CHARACTER, CHARM, CHARISMA • 3+1 bdrm full basement family home • Hardwood floors, coved ceilings, built ins • Separate double garage/workshop • Well cared for spacious family home Pat & Gerry Hickey

IMMACULATE FAMILY HOME • 2 bdrms & 4 pce bath on main • Fully furnished lower level • 2 more bdrms & large laundry room

FAMILY HOME IN LOWER NORTH PORT • 3 bedrooms + den, 2.5 baths • Fully fenced and landscaped • Family room & garage/workshop

$

$219,900

BEST LOCATION - BEST NEW PRICE • Multi-unit building site • Space for shop or pool • Green belt for privacy

COUNTRY CHARM • 3 plus 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms • 22’x32’ garage with shop • Natural gas heat, fully finished bsmt

2586 2nd Avenue

3196 11th Ave. ING LIST W NE

3841 Morgan N. Cres

$289,000

3908 Marpole St.

240,000 each

$

SL#1 & SL#2 • New construction • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Half duplex in upper North Port Craig Filipchuk

3516 Mulhern Rd.

289,900

$

URS

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VIRT

HOUSE WITH A SUITE • House built in 1992 • 4 bedroom & 3 bathrooms • Plus 1 bedroom suite The Fenton Team

CANAL VIEW • Custom designed 3 bdrm & den • Full basement, detached garage off alley

NICE DUPLEX • 3-2 bedroom units in duplex • Top unit rents for $725/month. • Center unit rents for $750/month • Lower unit rents for $650/month.

W. Earl Engstrom

Jim Robertson

3000 SQ. FT. NORTH PORT HOME • 3 good size bdrms • Newer 5 pce bath and sep. laundry • Back to front double carport Gary Gray

2 Locations to serve you We provide Fast & Friendly Service We do medication reviews & Blister Packs

3949 Maple Way • 250-723-7270

MONDAY TO FRIDAY

FREE RX Deliveries

4833 Southgate • 250-723-4940


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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

3795 Cowley Rd. E RIC WP NE

309,000

$

3192 12th Avenue

$319,900

5534 Park Place

MORE FOR LESS? CHECK THIS OUT! • Stately 3 bed + den, 2 bath 3 levels • Elec. furnace, heat pump/AC • 24’ x 45 shop/garage

5128 Pleasant Rd.

2556 2nd Ave.

$

337,900

325,000

5588 Meadow Dr.

W. Earl Engstrom 348,900

S OUR AL T U T IR

V

3611 Grieve Rd.

334,900

$

Sold

RIVERFRONT • Overlooking the Somass River • 2200 sq. ft. home • 4 bedrooms & in-law suite

Dell McConnell $

$332,900

R

WP

NE

BEAUTIFUL CHERRY CREEK HOME • Newly renovated, new roof • 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms • .33 acres • Kitchen renovated, central vac Kat Dwolinsky

$

ICE

3870 3rd Ave. CE PRI W NE

$349,000

IMMACULATE RANCHER • 3 bdrms, 2 baths • 1790 sq.ft. • .24 of an acre private & fenced • Heat pump, 2 car garage Maureen Mackenzie

GRIEVE PARK • 4 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms • 2,715 sq.ft. split level • Built 1980 immaculately maintained

2541 4th Ave.

5489 Westporte Pl.

The Fenton Team

375,000

$

$379,900

OWNER WANTS THEM SOLD! FABULOUS RANCHER • 3 bedroom rancher in quiet Nort Port • Completely remodelled • Lg. master bedroom with luxurious 4 piece ensuite Gary Gray

6718 Cypress

379,000

$

HISTORIC CHARACTER • .97 of an acre in city limits • 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom and den • Custom kitchen, New roof

LOTS OF TREES & PRIVATE • 6 plex on a park like RM2 Zoned lot • Lots of trees, very private • 4-2 bedroom units & 2-1 bedroom units

Alease & Chris Arcus

W. Earl Engstrom

3588 Swordfern Lane

389,900

$

Sold CHERRY CREEK ACREAGE • 2 houses, 5 acres, many updates • Main house 5 bedrooms, 2 baths • 3 bay shop, MANY NEW UPDATES

6880 Bainbridge Rd.

• Quality finishing throughout • No HST

2600 Burde St.

$419,000

5656 Madill Road E RIC WP NE

$499,900

5544 Park Place

ICE

BEAUTY SURROUNDS YOU • 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom • Tastefully renovated • 3.93 acre lot

CUSTOM FAMILY HOME • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathroom • Over 4700 sq.ft, .45 acre in the city • Trade potential, Partially finished bsmt

The Fenton Team

Maureen Mackenzie

Gary Gray

529,900

5984 Margot Rd.

$

3600 Trevor Road

$459,900

RARE RANCHER • Cherry Creek 0.84 acre • 2,165 sq.ft. built in 2003 • 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms The Fenton Team

579,000

$

ICE

R

WP

NE

$449,900

CUSTOM 4 BDRM HOME • 4.76 acres • Separate rental unit on property • Quiet Country location

Dena Wickman

Dena Wickman

R

WP

NE

$469,900

757 Franklin River Rd. E RIC WP E N

YOU’LL LOVE THIS • 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom • Over 2,000 sq.ft, .22 acres • Heat pump & 3 car garage Maureen Mackenzie

Craig Filipchuk

TIMELESS FAMILY HOME • 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home • Beautiful oak floors • 4.62 acres

NEW 3 BDRM RANCHER

• Popular Uplands subdivision

Maureen Mackenzie

SL#1 & 2 • Duplex new construction • Trades considered or lease to own • Quiet neighbourhood

Sproat Lake

RIVER FRONT HOME • Watch migrating salmon, bears, eagles and other animals from your livingroom window overlooking the Somass River • 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home W. EARL ENGSTROM

WE SERVICE: Bamfield, Tofino, Ucluelet & Port Alberni Nanaimo to Campbell River and all points between

STUNNING HOME • 3 bed, 3 bath • 3123 sq.ft. • Gourmet kitchen • Brazilian cherry wood floors Maureen Mackenzie

SEptIC

C aRE

LIMITED

HaVIng a SpECIal EVEnt?

Rent our portable restrooms and ease up the congestion in your home or save your septic tank. Call us about our new rates

Tel: 250-724-5112 • 1-800-563-6004

Regular and Handicap Portable Toilets

• Every 2 to 3 years, have your septic tank emptied • Make sure you use activators (we have a supply of them) • Spring is the perfect time to have this done

email: hetheringtonind@shaw.ca

4715 Roger Street, Port Alberni, B.C.


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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

Lt. 13 Dog Mountain

319,900

$

10011 Blower Rd.

699,000

$

11 216’ OF SPROAT LAKE • 0.69 acre with pebble beach • 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • Paved boat launch & privage wharf • Excellent evening sun The Fenton Team

213’ OF LAKEFRONT • 0.76 acre lot • Sandy Beach • 24’x22’ dock The Fenton Team

8780 Stirling Arm Drive

729,900

$

10148 South Dr.

735,000

$

10080 Stirling Arm Cres $849,000

11138 Lakeshore

WP

NE

SPROAT LAKE BEACH • 1.02 acre private lot • 110’ low slope pebble beach • Southern exposure The Fenton Team 4459 Arrowsmith

49,900

$

1,595,000

$

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PRIVATE LAKEFRONT HOME • 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2050 sq.ft. • Architecturally designed • Vaulted ceilings, skylights

SPROAT LAKE WATERFRONT • 3,600 + sq. ft. • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms • 0.71 acre with pebble beach

EXECUTIVE LAKEFRONT • 3 bedroom racher, nearly 2.4 acres • 5 pce ensuite, direct access to outside deck • Covered deck overlooks backyard

Maureen Mackenzie

The Fenton Team

Gary Gray

Redford Estates Lots starting @ $79,900

5175 Cleary Rd.

COUNTRY SMALL ACREAGE • 1.28 acre lot • Desirable Kitsuksis area • Build your dream house

LOTS FOR SALE • Lot sizes and building schemes avail. • Contact Kat for more info and pricing

ATTENTION BUILDERS • Level 80’x118’ building lot • Storm drain, water & sewer connected • Rural feel with city services

The Fenton Team

Kat Dwolinsky

Dena Wickman

Lot 1 Kitsuksis E RIC WP NE

$69,900

$87,500

Lot B Grandview Rd.

89,900

$

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NORTH PORT LOT • Level 40x84 lot • Close to all amenities • Price to go!

Alease or Chris Arcus

4007 Shaughnessy

95,000

$

GREAT BUILDING LOT • Located in upper North Port • Serviced level building lot • Quite neighbourhood, no thru street Gary Gray

Lot 2 Alberni Hwy.

$99,900

CHERRY CREEK LOT • Ready to build on • Highway access • Flat .90 acres

3178 Sweet Ave.

$117,900

OUTSTANDING BUILDING LOT • Large level lot • Backing onto greenbelt • Newer subdivision

W. Earl Engstrom

Gary Gray

5325 Otter Place

$128,900

LOOKING FOR A BUILDING LOT? • Level lot 85 x 146 lot in newer subdivision surrounded by quality homes. Underground services, close to schools, ready for your home plans. Mountains and pasture views. Quiet cul-de-sac living can be yours! 5327 Otter Place $129,900 GREAT LOCATION! • Newer subdivision in popular North Port with all the city conveniences, but country setting. Extra large level lot 91x137 ready for your home plans. Choice quiet location with mountain and pasture views. Pat & Gerry Hickey

WELL PRICED ACREAGE • 1.23 acre lot • Surrounded by fine homes • Within minutes of town The Fenton Team

5165 Golden St.

$149,000

ONE OF A KIND • Over 1 acre in city • All city services • Privacy & green view Joe Van Bergen

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3790 Meares Dr. E RIC WP NE

$149,000

BEAUTIFUL VIEWS • 1/3 acre building lot • All services to lot line • Fantastic views, mountain, city & harbor Joe Van Bergen Lot 2 Debeaux Rd. E RIC WP E N

$239,000

HISTORIC NEIGHBOUR • Next door to McLeans Mill • Over 25 treed acres in the ALR • Preferred Cherry Creek! Alease or Chris Arcus 4805c Mar Street

$8.50/sq ft

LEASE - $8.50 PER SQ. FT • High visual exposure for store front or office with plenty of parking available. Concrete block building in down town core district. 6000 sq. ft. for retailer or service industry. Great location. 4644 Adelaide St. $9 / sq.ft FOR LEASE • Store front location • Easy access • Excellent exposure

7700 Woodward Rd. E RIC WP E N

PEACEFUL ACREAGE • 3.9 acres • McCoy Lake area • Minutes from Sproat Lak The Fenton Team

432 Pachena Rd.

260,000

$

BAMFIELD ACREAGE • 6.06 acres • Possible subdividable • Harbour view Craig Filipchuk, Pat & Gerry Hickey 3rd Avenue E RIC WP E N

$149,000

COMMERCIAL LOT • Vacant Commercial Lot • Zoned for C3 Development • Adjacent to new Big O Tire Centre

Pat & Gerry Hickey 2966 - 3rd Avenue

$164,900

Gary Gray

$355,000

UPTOWN INVESTMENT • Commercial building • Good tenants • Lots of upgrades

Bamfield & Inlet

Gary Gray

Lot 2 Green Avenue

210,000

$

ACREAGE • 3.58 acres, cleared, easy access • Close to town & mall • Cherry Creek water to proptery line

Lot 2 Franklin River Rd.

PRIVATE ACREAGE • 36 acres • Bare land • Private and secluded

$269,000

7373 Coleman Road

$1,250,000

Alease or Chris Arcus

Joe Van Bergen & Gerry Hickey

150,000

HIGH VISIBILITY • Close to downtown core • 14’ high ceilings, potential for Dance studio or Instructional Business • Zoned CMX2 Craig Filipchuk & Jim Robertson

137 Winter Harbour Rd. E RIC WP NE

$699,000

PORT HARDY • Wayne Ridley’s Fishing Lodge • Turn key fully operational • Accommoadates 20-16 guests

7373 A Coleman Road

$250,000

4905 Cherry Creek Rd.

$325,000

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY • Opportunity on approx. 3.24 acres • Zoned for commercial • Close to Pacific Rim shopping

Joe Van Bergen & Gerry Hickey

Gary Gray

Lot 19 Wickham Lane

$69,500

HARBOUR VIEW LOT • 66’ x 132’ building lot, • Water, hydro & phone to lot • 5 min walk to moorage

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$84,900

BUILDING LOT • Partially cleared • Services to lot line • Moorage included in Strata fee

Chris Fenton

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SHAKE & SHINGLE MILL • Fully operational mill • Covered shed & truck loading dock • Fully zoned M3 (Industrial)

Craig Filipchuk

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Dena Wickman

SOMASS RIVERFRONT • 1 ¼ miles of riverfront plus 73.56 acres • Property has 15 RV Campsites, two rental cabins • Owner’s home with workshop, barn, trailer pads

$

229,000

$

THE PERFECT SETTING • 32 acres • Bare land • Private and secluded

PRISTINE WATERFRONT • 5 acres along Somass River • Salmon/steelhead fishing year round • Build your dream home 7 mins. from town

3203 3rd Ave.

Lot 1 Franklin River Rd.

Dena Wickman

Pat & Gerry Hickey Lot 22 Ferguson Rd. E RIC WP E N

229,000

$

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30 Snug Basin

129,000

Lot 1 Michelsens Lane

$

UCHUCKLESAHT INLET • Float cabin, large 60’x66’ float • Sleeps 14 people • Private retreat

OCEAN VIEW LOT • 100x100 lot with services • Views of Barkley Sound • Short walk to moorage

Craig Filipchuk, Pat & Gerry Hickey Lot 1 Kildonan

Joe Van Bergen

$299,000

21 Headquarters Bay

WEST COAST WATERFRONT • 2 acre lot • 8 Deep safe moorage • Fantastic building site

$299,000

RECREATIONAL RETREAT • 5.0 acres & 150’ oceanfront • 1,800sq.ft. cabin near lockup • 1,200 sq.ft. finished garage

Chris Fenton

23 Michelsens Lane

$199,000

Joe Van Bergen

$329,000

33 Headquarters Bay

BAMFIELD’S BEST • 13 year hold home • 1,200 sq.ft. • 0.92 acres

WATERFRONT GETAWAY • 5.0 acres & 150’ oceanfront • 1,250 sq.ft. cabin • Private 30’ dock

Joe Van Bergen

458 Pachena Rd

$409,000

$399,000

Chris Fenton

370 Bamfield Rd.

HARBOUR & MOUNTAIN VIEWS • 2,450 sq.ft. home • 16 years old • 0.53 acre lot Chris Fenton

38 Headquarters Bay

$224,900

429,000

$

LT. E,P & H Cheeyah Island

225,000

$

ALBERNI INLET OCEANFRONT • 5.0 acres • 150’ of accessible waterfront • Washroom & outbuilding on site

WATERFRONT PROPERTY • 2.64 acres of waterfront • Located in Uchucklesit Inlet, Barclay Sound • Offers best fishing, conoeing & diving

Chris Fenton

Craig Filipchuk, Pat & Gerry Hickey

Lot O Cheeyah Island

229,900

$

14 Headquarters Bay

$320,000

WATERFRONT PROPERTY • Just under 3 acres in Uchucklesit Inlet • Offers best fishing, diving & canoeing • Perfect location & summertime retreat

OCEAN FRONT • 5 acres waterfront strata • 860 sq. ft. cabin to lock up • Septic installed

Craig Filipchuk & Pat & Gerry Hickey

Craig Filipchuk

325 Bamfield Rd E RIC WP E N

$399,000

CHARMING BAMFIELD • Panoramic harbour view • 3 bedroom & 2 bathroom • 28’ x 24’ shop Joe Van Bergen

BEAUTIFUL LOG HOME • 1,760 sq.ft. built in 2004 • 1,760 sq.ft. + outbuildings • 0.51 acre level lot

Chris Fenton

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143 Cia Rock Rd

$625,000

DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL • 15 acres on Burlo Island • 1,200 ft. of safe moorage • Nicely treed land Joe Van Bergen

468 Pachena Rd.

$299,000

WEST COAST RETREAT • 1,680 sq.ft. • 2 bedroom & full bathroom • 18 years old Joe Van Bergen Lot 18 Helby Island

$350,000

ISLAND RETREAT • 5.24 acres • 2 small cabins • Sunny western exposure Chris Fenton

$359,900

QUALITY IN BAMFIELD • 4 bedroom & 4 bathroom home • Built in 1992 • Open concept with fireplace • Park-like 0.49 acre lot

37 Headquarters Bay E RIC WP E N

$379,900

HEADQUARTERS BAY • 5.0 acres & 150’ oceanfront • 2,100 sq.ft. modern cabin • 3 bdrm & 2 bath

The Fenton Team

6 South Bamfield Rd

180 Cape Beale Trail

Joe Van Bergen

$999,000

BAMFIELD’S BEST • 3 bedroom & 2 bathroom • 1.73 acres w/ safe moorage • 1,000’ of waterfront

294 South Bamfield Rd $2,995,000

PRIDE OF BAMFIELD • 6 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms • 6 acres & 200’ deep moorage • Amazing harbour views

Chris Fenton

Joe Van Bergen

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