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Upcoming charity ride brings mental health into focus Bob Hargreaves, right, and Diane McAnulty from the Canadian Mental Health Association and Nathen Kuriyama of Shoppers Drug Mart prepare for Ride Don’t Hide, taking place June 23 in the Alberni Valley.

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Charity cycle zeroes in on housing JUNE 23: | CMHA’s Bob Hargreaves wants to raise awareness and remove the stigma of mental illness in the Ride Don’t Hide event. SUSAN QUINN AlBeRni VAlley news

When Bob Hargreaves takes his bicycle out for a ride, he carries with him a memory of a client from the Canadian Mental Health Association who reached out for help. Hargreaves, executive director at the CHMA Port

Alberni office, will participate in the Shoppers Drug Mart ‘Ride Don’t Hide’ on Sunday, June 23 in support of better mental health for women and families. Hargreaves received a letter, which he has memorized, from a client seeking better housing. The woman was living with agoraphobia and

Hargreaves and other local cyclists will tackle a 50-kilometre course heading out toward Taylor Arm Provincial Park. There will also be a shorter 3.5-km route for members of the public to join in. Port Alberni’s event kicks off at 9 a.m. at Shoppers Drug Mart and wraps up at 3 p.m.

Hargreaves and the Shoppers Drug Mart on 10th Avenue join 12 other communities in B.C. in promoting this event, inspired by Vancouver schoolteacher Michael Schratter and his 40,000-kilometre trek around the world. Schratter, who lives with bipolar disorder, helped raise $100,000 for CMHA.

and secure housing where the rent is not going to constantly rise, he said. “You can’t get well unless you feel stable and safe,” which makes housing so important in treating mental illness. It is this woman’s story that motivates Hargreaves as he prepares for Ride Don’t Hide.

depression, and was living in squalor. She wrote to the CMHA asking to be put on their list for secure subsidized housing. “She is not going to join us because she died of poor health while on our list,” Hargreaves said. Her battle is typical of people who have mental illnesses; it’s tough to find decent

Come by for a hotdog. To make a pledge for Hargreaves, find his personal fundraising page at www. ridedonthide.com. Click on “Donate” at the top right then find Port Alberni in the list of communities. Local riders may join Hargreaves by registering on the same website. editor@albernivalleynews.com

Fish in jeopardy Smolts’ survival hangs in balance in chinook fishery disagreement ChrIStopher SUN AlBeRni VAlley news

The survival of 65,000 Chinook smolts is in the hands of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) as an Alberni Valley fish hatchery that has raised the fish will euthanize them if its donation is not accepted. Omega Pacific Hatchery co-owner Carol Schmitt grew stream type chinook, known as S1, which are fish spawned in the fall and kept in freshwater for a year. The one-year-old chinooks are descendents from adult salmon spawned at the Robertson Creek Fish Hatchery. They are now ready to be released. However, all chinook that has DFO permission to be released locally have been ocean type chinooks, S0, which spawn in the fall, are grown fast and released in the spring. About 20 million of these chinooks are released annually and they have a survival rate of 0.5 per cent. Schmitt said the salmon she raises

would have a five to 10 per cent survival rate. “They are the same fish but grown differently,” Schmitt said, adding disease is not an issue as her fish are screened and all are healthy. “The only difference is we take a year to raise our fish and S0s are grown fast so they can be released in the spring.” Schmitt explained the stream type chinook has a higher survival rate because it mimics the natural way chinook naturally grow, resulting in a more mentally developed fish with a better immune system than those that are raised and released within a few months. All chinook raised and released on Vancouver Island are the faster growing ocean type and must be authorized by the DFO. Schmitt’s requests to release smaller amounts in the past have been rejected. She said DFO officials argued that they tried stream type chinook in the past and it failed. “They did stream type fish for a few

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Fashion and Lunch Check out fashion by Suzanne’s, Walk the Coast, Boutique Belles Amies, Gayle’s Fashions and Funk Trunk while having lunch too. Saturday, June 8th at Echo Centre from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets $15 at Walk the Coast and Flandangles. Sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi with proceeds going to museum school programs.

Carnival and Arts Still upset with that ‘F’ a teacher gave you? Then come down to the Alberni District Secondary School’s carnival and arts night on June 11th and join the queue to hit a teacher with a pie. Once that’s out of the way, get something from the concession and partake in activities such as photos, cake walk, dunk tank, face painting, bingo and art sale. Sponsored by students in Mrs. Ostwald’s Social Studies 10 class, with proceeds going to Pathway to Success. All activities require tickets: $1 each, $5 for 10 $15 for 20. and 5-8 p.m.

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Out of town entries-From Victoria-Grim, Bitts of Tease Cabaret, Cougar Annie Tales. Jakes West Circus Act from Chilliwack. The Oblivion Series-a not so girlie show from New Westminster. From Gibson’s A Crack In My Reality and from Chemainus Standing Up For Myself. Two shows from Quadra Island; Take Five, The Actor’s Nightmare.

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The Alberni Valley Ministerial is putting on its fourth, city-wide joint worship service. Pastor Andy Moore will be coming in from Victoria to speak. There will also be a kids, ages 5-11 worship too. Alberni District Secondary School theatre, Sunday, June 9th at 6 p.m.

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Port Alberni in auditor general’s sights Inbrief Scott Stanfield BLACk PReSS

COURTENAY — Port Alberni, the Comox Valley Regional District and Campbell River will be included in the first performance audits conducted by Basia Ruta, B.C.’s new Auditor General for Local Government. As opposed to finances, the audits will focus on

and services such as the efficiency of garbage collection. programs and “We’re not projects. investing in The first three infrastructure,” topics relate to cost Ruta said in an containment. The interview. “What audit involving the are we contracting CVRD and five other out?” B.C. jurisdictions is BASIA RUTA Her office wants dubbed, Achieving to get a sense of Value for Money in amounts being spent Operational Procurement in terms of operational — which involves day-toprocurement, and where day operations, contracts

these dollars are going. “So what purpose? And then getting into more operational process and monitoring the results.” Port Alberni’s audit is on local government performance in managing policing agreements and police budget oversight. “We’re looking at the levers that local governments have in order to manage the budget that

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Thieves steal Anacla halibut Port Alberni RCMP is investigating the theft of more than 450 kg (1,000 lbs) of halibut stolen from Huu-ayaht First Nations near Bamfield. The halibut was stolen sometime between April 3-9 from the House of Huu-ay-aht in Anacla. The fish were stored in about 300 clear, vacuum packed freezer bags labeled “Cabela’s.” Anyone with information is asked to call Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS.

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Alberni Flying Club open house The Alberni flying club is having an open house on Sunday, June 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Club president Chris Duncan said there will be scenic rides over the Alberni Valley, glider rides, and parachute jumps. There will also be static displays and a barbecue. Admission to the airport is free, but the rides and barbecue include a nominal fee.

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Safety concerns addressed overseas Christopher sun Alberni VAlley news

It’s a situation no educator wants to face: a student suffering serious injuries from a sexual assault and the farreaching effects on the student, family and school community. Alberni Valley School District superintendent Cam Pinkerton was on a student recruiting trip to China when, on May 22, a 16-yearold girl was sexually assaulted near Roger Creek Park with severe injuries. She is recovering. A 17-year-old man is facing multiple charges including attempted murder and sexual assault. Pinkerton said after he and other overseas school officials learned of the incident he gave “full disclosure” about the assault. “We wanted to be up front with them,” Pinkerton said, explaining it would have looked bad if parents and students found out about the assault after they left. “People are aware that this is a very unique and unusual circumstance.” Pinkerton said in

his 20 years working as an educator in Toronto and 13 years in Port Alberni, he had not personally seen an incident like this before. He and Port Alberni mayor John Douglas, who accompanied Pinkerton to China, assured teachers, parents and students at the schools they visited that Port Alberni is safe and that this incident was a “one-off.” “There has only been one similar assault [that I know of] and it was eight years ago in Sooke,” Pinkerton added. Douglas wouldn’t comment directly on the assault but said he met with the seven students who will be coming to Port Alberni in September and they did ask about safety here. “Our community is a very safe place and like any other community, you just need to take the normal precautions to ensure your safety,” Douglas said. Up to 130 international students are anticipated to enrol at Alberni District Secondary School over the next three years.

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sD70 ramps up int’l program Christopher sun Alberni VAlley news

The Alberni Valley can expect up to 100 international students enrolling at Alberni District Secondary School annually, says superintendent Cam Pinkerton. Pinkerton was in China the week of May 20th on his second recruiting trip this year and visited numerous cities with representatives from other Vancouver Island school districts as well as Port Alberni mayor John Douglas. Seven Chinese students will enrol this fall at ADSS, 20 to 30 are expected in 2014 and up to 100 after that. The school district gets $1,000 a month for each international student. “We signed four city deals with

the ministers of education and mayors,” Pinkerton said. “These are kids who can [eventually] go to university anywhere in the world.” Pinkerton explained Chinese high school graduates must take an intense postsecondary school entrance exam called the Gaokao. About three million students graduating this year will take the exam and only half will get into a Chinese university. One school the group visited had 8,000 students, with many living in dormitories for their entire high school years. With competition fierce in China many parents and students look at alternatives such as completing high school in Port Alberni and then

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School District 70 superintendent Cam Pinkerton visits with students during his trip to China.

attending a Canadian post-secondary institution. Pinkerton said changes have been made to ease international students into their new life in Canada. International students in Port Alberni will spend their first semester at VAST in a smaller classroom and then attend ADSS in

semester two and onward. In comparison, class sizes the schools Pinkerton visited in China ranged from 76 to more than 100 students. “The four students from China this year got their visas late and weren’t able to get here until October so they ended up going to VAST,” Pinkerton

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Road to coal gets longer Enbridge pipeline isn’t dead yet Rejection of the Raven Underground Coal Project by the provincial Environmental Assessment Office is not a knockout punch. The announcement is some validation for a process that has been questioned and maligned by opponents of a coal mine in an area overlooking Baynes Sound. Back to Raven and ‘Beginning a the Environmental mine is a long Assessment Office, which certainly dealt a and costly setback to Compliance process.’ Coal Corp. in an initial screening of its application. Although the company submission was about 12,000 pages, the EAO in its 114-page critique decreed there were significant gaps in the information, including environmental impacts as well as consultation with the public and First Nations. Considering half of B.C.’s shellfish aquaculture industry operates in Baynes Sound, there is considerable concern about how a coal mine in the hills above the water would affect B.C. Shellfish Growers’ Association members. And there is the K’omoks Band, which says it has had only minimal consultation so far. The new band council, still assessing the project, has a lot of clout. Compliance may reapply, and likely will. Beginning a mine is a long and costly process. And world markets change, as do company fortunes. The end of this story is a long way from being written, although there are some excellent reasons to not build a mine – even if it’s underground – in a populated area that relies on clean water. — Comox Valley Record

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Environment Minister Terry Lake signalled several times before the election that they were not getting the answers they wanted from Enbridge. But they stuck to the principle that the hearings must be completed. The NDP repeated for months that the B.C. Liberal government had forfeited its own review and handed jurisdiction over the environmental assessment to Ottawa. In fact, a pipeline that runs across two provinces is by definition a matter of federal jurisdiction. B.C. could have held its own parallel set of hearings, which was the NDP’s stated preference, but in no circumstance does the province have a veto. And both the B.C. Liberal government and Enbridge were careful to leave the door open for further talks.

A closer reading of their comments shows that the key difference at this stage is one of timing. “The panel must determine if it is appropriate to grant a certificate for the project as currently proposed on the basis of a promise to do more study and planning after the certificate is granted,” Lake said. “Our government does not believe that a certificate should be granted before these important questions are answered.” According to Enbridge executive Janet Holder, those important questions can’t all be answered until the hearings are over. The company maintains that every river crossing and spill response plan can’t be done in detail during the two-year hearings. B.C.’s final submission runs to nearly 100 pages. It goes into detail on

‘It was widely interpreted as B.C.’s outright rejection of the project, but it’s not as simple as that.’

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the inconsistencies and unanswered questions on such vital topics as whether diluted bitumen can sink in water. In short, the province argues that it can sink if the oil is in fresh water, or if it is exposed to weathering so lighter fractions evaporate, or if it is mixed with sediments that increase its density. These are pertinent conditions if heavy oil were to leak into a river in springtime, when water runs fast and cold and brown with sediment. Then there are the obstacles presented by responding to a spill in remote wilderness and heavy snow. Given both provincial and aboriginal opposition in B.C., the Enbridge pipeline is unlikely to be imposed, and last week Conservative cabinet minister James Moore clearly ruled that out. The B.C. government has consistently maintained that the current project does not meet Clark’s often-repeated five conditions. Continued / 9

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Pipeline stance raises questions From / 8 These conditions of Clark’s include the vaguely defined “fair share” of revenues, and Moore said the federal government agrees with those conditions. The B.C. government has to face some other uncomfortable realities as well. If heavy oil pipelines are such a risk, how does B.C. manage the one that has stretched across remote and populated areas for 60 years?

Does the government take a stand against new pipelines, and then watch as rail cars full of heavy oil cross those same rivers? No permit is required for that, and in fact there are more hazardous materials than oil moving by rail and road across the province today. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

To the Editor, I am Ken Byron Sr., a member of the Canadian Scottish Regimental Association. I extend greetings and best wishes to all my comrades who landed in Normandy with me on June 6, 1944. I also extend greetings to all members of the Regina Rifles Regiment and the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and all soldiers of the 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade who landed in Normandy on June 6, 1944. Ken Byron Sr., Salt Spring Island

No excuse for coal rejection To the Editor, Now that the dust has settled from the recent Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) rejection of the Compliance Coal Corporation application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate, a review of the major information gaps in the application raises some interesting questions. Over the course of the past several years, Compliance had

played a significant role in drafting the Application Information Requirements (AIR) guidelines. Once the AIR was finalized in June 2012, Compliance set out to compile their application having full knowledge of what information would be required based on the AIR guidelines. Compliance spent nearly 10 months and an untold amount of money to compile and submit their application, and the EAO after six weeks of evaluation rejected it “identifying the major information requirements the EAO considered not to have been adequately addressed as per the AIR”. Was this due to incompetence, lack of due diligence or just plain sloppiness? The response from Compliance to the Application rejection was “it’s typical and not unexpected to get the application back, we’re not overly upset”. Basically saying they’re fine with the EAO giving them a “do-over”. Can you imagine a scenario where your child spent months on a term paper, knew what was required to be in the term paper,

submitted the term paper and received an incomplete/failing grade, and their explanation to you, is they “weren’t overly upset” because the teacher gave them a “do-over”? This highlights why Compliance has been unable to obtain “social license” from the residents of the Comox Valley and Port Alberni. For many of us, Compliance’s assurances and predictions around the Raven Coal Mine project are neither credible or attainable. John Snyder, Fanny Bay Editor’s note: John Snyder is chair of CoalWatch.

Residents going bankrupt To the Editor, Port Alberni’s city staff and council need to realize their spending is out of control. It’s time for the powers that be to learn to save and budget better; a few wage cuts and layoffs wouldn’t hurt. There is a recent report put out by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business that clearly shows municipalities are way off track

and are driving us bankrupt slowly but surely. The people of Port Alberni are going to have to use their retirement to support city hall’s bloated wages and pensions and all because the city does not know how to budget with savings in mind. Now the city wants to start building bridges; more senseless spending at the cost of the already drained citizens. Cutbacks, layoffs, a volunteer fire department and a new city manager are what this town needs. Gary Lajeunesse, Port Alberni

City doomed to repetition To the Editor, Isn’t the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results? The AlberniClayoquot Regional District and Port Alberni Port Authority (PAPA) have spent thousands of taxpayer dollars on study after study on the Horne Lake Connector. Five consultations in nine years to create six reports. All have said the same

thing: compared to other options, the Horne Lake Connector has the most environmental issues, costs the most, provides the least benefit and difference from the existing highway and is the most complicated and difficult to secure and build. The pattern is continuing with the proposed ring road around the city. The RD and port authority produced a report in February that stated, “It is clear that there will be significant environmental issues related to this project”. The road will put our drinking water at risk among other things. Yet the committee agreed to continue lobbying the government for this $105 million plan and produce more reports in the hope the ministry might ignore the facts. There are other options that have been proven to be cheaper and more beneficial with few if any of the same problems. If they must continue to spend taxpayer dollars studying, at least they could study other options to find a positive result. Chris Alemany, Port Alberni

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Have you ever spent time planning a special occasion and feel satisfied that all is in place for a successful event. Then as you near the time for the event to occur things begin to unravel. Tickets are not selling and you begin to wonder what has gone wrong. Then just days before the deadline when you will have to cancel - the tickets begin to sell like hot cakes. How similar that is to prayer. We might pray for weeks or months for God to help us through a difficult situation but God does not always respond to our prayers immediately or in the way we wanted. As we grow in faith, we will learn to trust more and give our lives over to Him. Praying to God is releasing our own control over our very own lives. We will realize that God doesn’t always answer prayers with yeses, but He definitely answers them. Yes, God does answer prayers. Although the answer might not be what you wanted or expected it will be worth waiting for - just like the ticket sales.

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Despite this trend, the obesity rates are still growing. Contrary to some theories and popular opinion, there is not one single factor in the modern environment that can be attributed to the ever-expanding weight problem. It’s complex and multifactoral.

added to foods. For people living with celiac disease, avoidance of gluten in wheat products (plus additives to food, medications, supplements, cosmetics, etc.) is necessary to prevent a flare-up of symptoms. Proper medical diagnosis of gluten sensitivity and intolerance is important to help determine this needed lifelong restriction of gluten. Plus, supervision

Sedentary lifestyles, growing portion sizes/servings, availability of cheap, processed foods, dashboard dining, eating with screen time (TV/computer), yo-yo dieting, and the amount of sugary drinks people consume, are a few factors which contribute to rising rates of obesity. So what is gluten, anyway? Gluten is a protein in wheat and is sometimes

and monitoring by a health professional of adopting this restrictive diet is important. This will ensure certain nutrients are not excluded, because if they are left out, health may worsen, leading to chronic deficiencies over the long-term. Interestingly, some people with celiac disease who require gluten-free living actually gain weight with the adoption of this new diet.

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Blazers bring home softball gold The Alberni Valley Bantam “Rep B” ’97 Blazers captured gold in a tournament in Nanaimo at the end of May, finishing with a 4-0 record. They beat Nanaimo Diamonds in the semifinal game 14-0 and then faced Langford in the final with a 9-1 victory.

These girls will be the host team for Softball BC Bantam U16 Provincial Championships here in port Alberni July 19-21 at Echo Minor Park. The team is coached by Shannon Charlesworth, Liz Schutte, Toni Schutte. and Richard steed.

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Members of the Rep B 97 Blazers with their gold medals from a tourney in Nanaimo. They will host the U16 provincial championships in July

Wrestlers qualify for Canada Games Two local wrestlers travelled to Vancouver last weekend to compete for a birth on Team BC and be eligible to wrestle in the Canada Games in Quebec this August. Nolan Badovinac (Grade 10, 76kgs) made the team and Jonathon Spencer (Grade 12, 69kg’s) was named as an alternate to the team.

Badovinac after winning the Cadet National Championships a couple of months ago found himself competing against wrestlers that were a year or two older. In the finals he was up against a Grade 12 wrestler, Suhkman Sidhu from Abby Traditional School. After winning

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Pitch n’ Putt

Low Gross in the Alberni Golf Club’s ladies’ nine-hole A Division was won by LaDonna Knutson this week. Low Net - Marie Swain. Low Putts went to LaDonna Knutson. In the B Division, Low Gross was won by Betty Adair. Low Net was a tie

between Lorraine Wilson and Angie Gauthier. Low putts another tie between Betty Adair and Lorraine Wilson. Pars were had by LaDonna Knutson, Lorraine Wilson and Angie Gauthier on No. 17 and Pennie Churchill had a par on No. 12. Alberni Golf Club 9 hole ladies will be hosting an Interclub on Thursday, June 13 at 1 p.m. with many ladies from other

clubs. 18 Hole Ladies Monthly medal was played this week and Kathy White was the winner with a 68 net. Gayle Rhodes had the challenge pin, Marie Randall challenged her, but Gayle held onto the pin. Next time Teresa Cutting will challenge her. Low Gross today went to Jackie Little. Low net was shared between Janice Cross and Kathy White with 68.

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Michael Booth, above, of Port Alberni is in front during one of the running events at an Island-wide Special Olympics track meet at Bob Dailey Stadium, Sunday. Lioba Rehm, top right, competes in the shotput. The Port Alberni team, right, competed in several different events.

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notiCe for PUbliC CoMMent TAKE NOTICE THAT the Blue Marlin Inn Ltd has applied to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch for a Structural Change to their Liquor Primacy Licence for the Blue Marlin Inn located at 5022 Johnston Road, Port Alberni. The alterations proposed would provide for a fenced outdoor patio in front of the Blue Marlin Inn fronting Johnston Road accommodating a maximum of 14 persons. Under the Provisions of the Liquor Control and Licensing Act, the City is required to gather the views of the public on the proposed application. Any persons who deem their interest affected by the above described application, may direct their comments, in writing, to Council by addressing a letter to: Davina Hartwell, City Clerk 4850 Argyle Street Port Alberni BC V9Y 1V8 email: davina_hartwell@portalberni.ca Written submissions must be received by 12:00 pm on Monday, June 10th, 2013. For further information please contact Davina Hartwell, City Clerk (250 720-2810).

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Lion’s Chris Morrison, Rose K a m m a - S a r k a ny, D o n Hudson, George Smith, Grant Gibson and Doug Stoutley with the bag full of tickets that were sold for the “Running For Change” program that was started here in Port Alberni by Rose Kamma-Sar kany The ticket sales netted $4,430. Disabilities don’t have to limit your lifestyle. The money raised is so that every major marathon would have a visual impairment category and to help the participants.

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ABOVE: Animal Ark, Port Alberni’s pet store held their ribbon cutting of their new location a few days before the grand opening to ensure that Mayor John Douglas could assist them, from left to right are Eryn Arsenault, her mom, Faydra, Mayor Douglas and Faydra’s son Brayden. LEFT: Many children come by to check out the pets and the goodies, from left to right are Roxy Manson, 8, and Brynn Geddes,8.

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Chapel of Memories Plan ahead FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS. -Louise Pearson owner/operator of Finishing Touches shows Melissa Netzer some Kameleon gems at the celebration of the businesses 34th Anniversary.

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Walter Collins of Clock Tower Gallery gets a hand hanging these prints by Leonard Frank from Alberni Valley museum employee Kirsten Smith. The show at the gallery is on until the end of June.

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Students Sawyer Gross, Ella Burrows-Weber and Kimmy Schulz hoist a rubber raft, an item in one of the large raffle gift baskets to be won at the fun fair.

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John Paul II Catholic Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun fair is Friday evening and this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme is Around the World in Three Hours. This annual fundraiser is open to the public and proceeds will go towards landscaping the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new playground, which was funded by monies raised last year. In 2012, the school raised $12,000 which was used to purchase new playground equipment such as

swings, a teeter totter and climbing dome. Six classrooms will be decorated to represent six countries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Italy, Mexico, Australia, India, Egypt and Russia â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with murals, music and clothing representing each country. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Teachers will be dressed up to match the country, our Kindergarten class is making a replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Grades 7 and 8s are making a mural of the Sphinx and pyramids,â&#x20AC;? said fair co-organizer and

educational assistant Crystal Salmon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We take it pretty seriously. We go big.â&#x20AC;? There will also be a dunk tank, bouncy castle, pony rides, an obstacle course, cakewalk, concession dinner and a used book fair. Tickets for the 50/50 draw and a raffle for one of the large gift baskets, some worth a couple hundred dollars, will also be available. JPII Catholic School is located at 4006 Eighth Avenue. The event is 5-8 p.m., Friday, June 7. reporter@albernivalleynews.com

Processed foods real culprit From / 16 And highly processed foods can lack fibre, plus some essential vitamins/ minerals. In addition, many of these products have an extra cost and lack of taste. Some people take it one step further and choose to completely avoid all grains, starches and wheat products This restriction will unnecessarily reduce important variety (of healthful whole grain choices) and over time, could affect proper nutrition, plus lead to other health problems. With the growing demand and popularity of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;glutenfreeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; products on the market, consumers need to choose wisely and check for fibre levels, plus other ingredients in their food. Some glutenfree products may be manufactured by food companies that

are more â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;socially responsibleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, and thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a higher price to pay for those items. The gluten-free trend promises to solve a multitude of common health-related issues by simply eliminating a whole food group. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a consumer to do? Choosing to eat less amounts of refined wheat products is a smart idea to help reduce calories. For example, white pasta, bagels, doughnuts, cakes, muffins, pizza, burritos, etc. tend to be double or triple or supersized servings in restaurants and on plates at home. Therefore, these types of food can contribute excess calories that may not be burned off through the course of the day. With a big proportion of the population having a sedentary and nonactive lifestyle, extra

energy will be stored as fat, especially belly fat. Choosing a wide variety of foods, including smaller servings of whole grain options will be a healthful choice. Unless you are a person with celiac and/or have a diagnosed gluten sensitivity, a glutenfree diet is not recommended and may actually cause problems with delaying a proper diagnosis of a bowel or skin or vitamin/ mineral deficiency or other health condition. Gluten-free diet is no more than a well marketed, trendy diet that may actually cause more harm in the long-term if selfprescribed. Sandra Gentleman, is a registered dietitian and co-founder and steward of Canal Beach.


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THE ARTS

FRINGE / Catch Jake’s juggling act. 26 STAGE / Wee Glee ‘Dreams’ big. 26

Inbrief

Neill hosts Jesse Ruben

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Carnival night at ADSS The Alberni District Secondary School social studies 10 is hosting a fundraising evening with all proceeds going towards Pathway to Success, a pathway that leads from ADSS to NIC. Come out and support this great cause Tuesday June 11 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at ADSS. Great for the entire family with: art for sale, dunk tank, photos, face painting, bingo, calk walk, 50/50 draw, pie the teacher and more. Tickets are $1 each, $5 for 10 or $15 for 20 tickets. All activities require tickets.

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Art in a park

Artist Mike Semkiw adds more layers to his painting on Saturday outside the Alberni Valley visitors’ centre during the two-day Days with the Arts studio tour and art festival.

Last chance to see kids’ art exhibit at Rollin MELISSA MARTIN Arts Around

Art in the Schools is currently on exhibit at Rollin Art Centre. This exciting exhibit runs until June 8. Students from local elementary schools and Community Living who took part with local artists in Art in the Schools have their artwork on display during this wonderful exhibit. Admission is free; although donations are greatly appreciated.

Colourful art featured next The next art exhibit at the Rollin

Art Centre will feature painter Leanne Spanza. This is exhibit will excite the senses with her colourful and imaginative interpretation of landscapes. This exhibit, titled, A Cup Half Colourful, begins June 11 and runs until July 6. An artist’s reception takes place Saturday, June 15 at 1 p.m. in the gallery.

Strawberry Shortcake live Tickets are still available for the upcoming performance of Strawberry Shortcake, Saturday June 8 at 1 p.m. at the ADSS Auditorium. Tickets are $25 each,

cash only. Tickets are only available at the Rollin Art Centre.

At Char’s Landing Friday Friday, June 7, from 8-10 p.m., Tanner James performs his own folk/pop/altcountry.

Summer show at DRAW DRAW gallery presents Flowers and Dreams, Spring to summer group show runs to June 29. The show is meant “to savour all the flowers in spring and then the warmth of summer where little dreams may go.” Thursday thru Saturday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., located

at the corner of Melrose and Eighth Avenue. Life Drawing Workshops, every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays, call 250724-2056 for more info.

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American singer Jesse Ruben is coming to AW Neill Middle School on Wednesday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. Jesse Ruben is a Philly-bred singer/songwriter currently living in Brooklyn, NY. He has independently sold over 10,000 albums, gotten song placements on TV shows such as One Tree Hill, Degrassi, and Teen Mom. The official video for his popular We Can song was filmed at École Puntledge Park in Courtenay last January. Ruben has sold out venues across North America with personal performances that combine well-crafted pop songs with the

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stories they came from. Tickets for Ruben’s concert are available from Susan Place at Neill School for a minimum of $5.

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The Art Rave Society of Alberni is calling on Community Arts Council artists to submit work to the Juried Art Show and Festival, August 17th-18th. Details can be found at http:// AlberniArtRave. org, or contact Wes Bloxham, Islands Art Gallery, 778-421-0090 , corner of 2nd Avenue and Argyle.

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Fringe Festival 2013

Life’s a juggling act for Jake West Choreographed, new school juggling set to wicked music. That’s Jake West in 10 words or less. Catch West’s act at the upcoming Alberni Valley Fringe Festival, where he’ll wow you with his prowess juggling glass spheres and other amazing objects. Fringe entails 20 shows in 30 performances, over three days: June 21, 22 and 23. And it’s all

happening in uptown Port Alberni, at the Capitol Theatre, Char’s Landing and along Argyle Street. Tickets and Fringe passes are available now at the Main Artery, 4969 Argyle St. After the 4 p.m. opening on June 21 all tickets will be at the Capitol Theatre at the door. Cash only. Pick up a $2 Fringe Bug Button and wear it during the festival for store discounts.

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Wee dreams

The Capitol Glee and Wee Glee choir rehearse for their show, “Dreams” at the Capitol Theatre. The performance, a mixture of rock, pop and classic songs, is on Sunday, June 9th at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. CHRIStoPHER Sun albERnI VallEy nEwS

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$189,900 7360 Plymouth Rd $219,900 2672 12th Ave.

PRETTy AS A PICTuRE

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

The Fenton Team

5.89 lEVEl ACRES IN BEAVER CREEk

• Hydro & water in place • Quiet no thru street • Partially cleared and ready for building

dena Wickman

3 Bd 2 BATH ON .92 ACRE

• Detached dbl garage w/dbl carport • Overheight RV parking • Quiet rural area close to town

dena Wickman

SPACIOuS FAMIly HOME

• 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms • 3,000 + sq.ft. house • In ground swimming pool, needs some updating

kat dwolinsky

INVEST OR FIRST TIMERS

• 2 bedrooms • Thermal windows • Basement, tenanted

$162,900 206-5262 Argyle St $169,000

COuNTRy ACREAGE

• 2.57 acre lot • No through road • Mostly cleared and level

Joe Van Bergen

HARBOuR quAy CONdO

• 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Water views

kat dwolinsky

Gary Gray

$226,000 7880 Cameron Rd. $244,900 4497 Glenside Cres $249,900 Lot R Cheeyah Island $250,000

MOVE IN REAdy

• 3 bdrm rancher completely redone • Newer roof & windows • .24 acre

Chris & Alease Arcus

6389 Withers Rd $269,900 6419 Cherry Crk Rd $375,000 5030 Bush Rd.

$123,900 Lot 4 Traves Rd

AFFORdABlE ACREAGE

• Open pastoral views • 1.6 acre property • 4 bedrooms & full bath

GREEN BElT 3+1 BEd HOME

• Renovated, backs onto Kitsuksis Creek • Newer roof • Thermal windows, updated

The Fenton Team

dell McConnell

$399,900 5949 Grandview Rd. $499,000 10080 Stirling Arm Cres. $849,000

lOVEly FAMIly HOME

• 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms • 3,500 sq.ft • Residential property

Pat & Gerry Hickey

SPACIOuS FAMIly HOME

• 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms • 3,000 + sq.ft. house • In ground swimming pool, needs some updating

SPROAT lAkE WATERFRONT

• 3,600+ sq. ft. • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms • .71 acre w/pebble beach

The Fenton Team

The Fenton Team

WEST COAST RETREAT

• Safe harbour • Fabulous views • Recreational property

Craig, Pat or Gerry

8673 Faber Rd

$869,000

PRISTINE SPROAT lAkE

• Extensively renovated, split level • 56’x320’ lakefront lot • 2,560 sq.ft. of quality materials

The Fenton Team

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

OPEN HOUSES SAT. SAT. SAT. SAT.

JUNE JUNE JUNE JUNE

8th • 8th • 8th • 8th •

1:00 pm-2:30 pm 1:00 pm-2:30 pm 12:45 pm-1:45 pm 2:00 pm-3:00 pm

• 10080 Stirling Arm Cres • 4475 Beale Street • 4548 Alwyn • 2672-12th Ave

• $849,000 • $209,900 • $219,900 • $226,000

• Joe Van Bergen • Pat Hickey • Chris & Alease Arcus • Chris & Alease Arcus

Alberni Valley News, June 06, 2013  

June 06, 2013 edition of the Alberni Valley News

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