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SPEAKING OUT For 30 years, Shirley Maxwell has led and lauded Toastmasters in the Alberni Valley.

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A toast to public speaking Toastmasters’ president exemplifies group’s success WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON

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hirley Maxwell remembers being ‘quiet as a mouse’ when she first walked into a Somass Toastmasters meeting. Thirty years later she is president of that very club. Toastmasters International in Port Alberni is celebrating its 60 anniversary on Oct. 26. An event is being held at the Steelworkers Hall on Montrose Street to mark the occasion. Maxwell has been around for 30 of those 60 years and has seen a lot, she said. She’s come a long way since first arriving in Franklin River from Vancouver when she was 10 years old. On the Lower Mainland, Maxwell went to the theatre once a week with her grandfather and frequented the old museum, which is now the Carnegie Community Centre. “There were paved streets in Vancouver but the streets were two wooden planks in the camp, that’s one thing I remember,” Maxwell said. “And the Uchuck brought groceries to us once a week from Port Alberni if we got our order in on time.” Her parents later sent her to Queen Margaret’s Private School For Girls in Duncan where she enjoyed math and dreamed of one day being a doctor. “I didn’t have any favourite teachers though. They all wore capes and gowns. I had to wear a dress, which was different because in Franklin we wore jeans and shirts,” Maxwell said. You could take the girl out of Franklin River but not the Franklin River out of the girl, and she returned there after graduating. Soon after, she met her husband Robert, who worked as a speeder driver and later a heavy duty mechanic. The couple married in 1956 and moved to Port Alberni where they had two daughters and one son. She took a job in accounting at Parks and Recreation, where she worked for 27 years. Maxwell noticed that women who worked for the city had no voice in the local CUPE union, despite being members. “I knew then that I wanted to be president but I didn’t know where to start,” she said.

‘Toastmasters has been such an educational part of my life and it’s been a terrific learning experience.’

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All Shirley Maxwell wanted from Toastmasters was to learn to speak more confidently in public. She has translated that desire into a 30--year relationship with the organization in the Alberni Valley.

Maxwell knew about Toastmasters but was too afraid to join. Instead, she took a public speaking course, which unbeknownst to her was run by Toastmasters. She became more comfortable with speaking publicly each week. Maxwell stayed with Toastmasters, and seven years later became the first female president of CUPE Local 118. “I think people around city hall at that time thought that this was going to be... interesting,” she said. During Maxwell’s time she saw strong female figures such as former mayor Gillian Trumper, Freeman of the City Donna Brett and human resources manager Theresa Kingston arrive. Maxwell has achieved the Distinguished Toastmaster and District Governor titles, some of the highest organizational designations that can be achieved. She credits Toastmasters with realizing

personal and professional goals even after her retirement in 2001. “Toastmasters has been such an educational part of my life and it’s been a terrific learning experience.” Maxwell has also watched Toastmasters evolve in the past 30 years. New manuals have been developed for workshops. With the digital age there is now a virtual Toastmasters club that meets once per month via the Internet. “And I see more women come out now. They’ve really come into their own in the business world,” she said. There used to be two Toastmasters clubs in town but now there is only one, Maxwell said. The club’s 14 members meet every Tuesday evening at the Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel. Membership costs $200 and is payable semiannually. reporter@albernivalleynews.com Twitter.com/AlberniNews

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Vet clinic offers limited on-call service AFTER HOURS: | Mayor requests meeting with vet clinics over issue. WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni VAlley news

One Port Alberni veterinary clinic offers on-call veterinary care outside of office hours. But owner/ veterinarian Alana Symington says Manzini Animal Hospital still refers cases requiring complex care to Nanaimo. Symington has worked at Manzini Animal Hospital for the last five years, the last three of which she has owned and operated it. Symington and other local veterinarians met three years ago and decided to refer animals requiring after-hours care to the Central Island Emergency Veterinary Hospital in Nanaimo.

Manzini opted to continue offering after-hours care for their own clients on an on-call basis despite the decision, Symington said. “My colleague and I offer on-call care one night per week each and one weekend per month,” she said. “It’s important to still offer the service and to give people this option,” she said. During regular hours Manzini offers services such as surgery, medical, laser, blood work and ultrasound. Although the facility offers on-call care it is within a limited context, said Symington, who just worked such a shift the previous evening. The service is aimed mostly at facility clients whose pets are suffering from complications from a medical procedure that day. On-call service is not offered on a specific day but rather on a flexible basis, she said.

‘We can’t do it all. It’s like comparing what a doctor’s office offers compared to a hospital.’

– Alana symington Some animals brought in on-call may be suffering from injuries or conditions that require care over and above what Manzini can handle, she said. In those instances, the owners will still be referred to Nanaimo. “They have a facility, equipment and staff available 24 hours; that’s their mandate,” Symington said. “We can’t do it all. It’s like comparing what a doctor’s office offers compared to a hospital.” An example might be an animal that required intravenous

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Manzini Animal Hospital veterinarians Drs. Alana Symington and Graeme Linton offer after-hours on-call service one day a week each, as well as weekend coverage once each per month, but not on a regular rotation, says Symington.

time to Nanaimo is cancelled out by the fact that it may take an hour or longer to give the same treatment immediately in Port Alberni. “And if the animal can’t make the trip to Nanaimo then most likely it can’t be saved,” she said. “I’ve saved animals on occasion but those are the exception and not the rule.” Courtenay and Campbell River have larger populations that Port Alberni yet neither offers 24-hour veterinary care, she

overnight. Symington can administer the procedure but there is no one to monitor the animal overnight. “You can tell a human to stay still or you’ll rip out your intravenous tubes but that doesn’t work for a dog.” Safety is another consideration with on-call availability. “Most of us are women. I answered a call once at night and found a drunk guy on our business doorstep,” Symington said. The extra travel

said. “It takes an enormous population to make the business viable. Why do you think there are only two 24-hour care facilities on the Island (Victoria and Nanaimo)?” Symington said. Port Alberni Mayor John Douglas has arranged a meeting for Thursday, Oct. 10 between local veterinarians and Mel Dunlop, who is spearheading the effort to establish regular 24-hour veterinary care in the

Alberni Valley. The News carried a story last week about Dunlop, whose daughter’s dog had to be euthanized after complications from spay surgery forced the family to drive the dog to Nanaimo for help. Symington confirmed she’s attending the meeting. “We’re going to discuss common concerns, what services we offer and what our take on this matter is,” she said. reporter@albernivalleynews.com Twitter.com/AlberniNews

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The Alberni Valley Enhancement Association and West Coast Aquatic are sponsoring a talk called Flippers and Flukes in Your Backyard: cetaceans and sea turtles of British Columbia on Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. at Echo Centre. Caitlin Birdsall of the BC Cetacean Sightings Network will talk about whales, dolphins, porpoises and sea turtles in B.C. Admission is free.


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Marsha’s Murder It was a dark stormy night (roll thunder clap...). Catch ‘Let’s Murder Marsha’ at the Capitol Theatre. What happens when a housewife addicted to reading murder mysteries, overhears her husband plotting to murder her? Come find out on Oct. 11-12. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tix: $13 to $15.

Grizz And Cow The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are back at it this weekend. They play the Cowichan Valley Capitals in Cowichan on Friday, Oct. 11. Cowichan beat Alberni twice in September so third time’s a charm —right? The Bulldogs are back home on Saturday for a game against the Victoria Grizzlies, who they tied in September. If you can’t see the action then catch it on 93.3 The PEAK.

CoaT Share Do you have a coat that you don’t use anymore or don’t use often; maybe you have more than one? Instead of throwing it away you can donate it to the Community Coat Share program. The coats are cleaned and distributed to people in need of warm outerwear for the winter. Just bring your gently used coat to any elementary school or at the School District 70 board office on Roger Street.

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Kismet Quilts has an event for you. Kismet is hosting Playing with Prints with Ionne McCauley. The workshop is on Thursday, Oct. 10 and is from 10 a .m. to 4 p.m. Find out how to use different visual textures and large scale prints. The cost is $50. Kismet is located at 5344 Argyle St.

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Fir Park Village executive director Barb Stevenson stands beneath a skylight that brightens a new eating area in the facility. The renovations were completed in August, and involved work to the entrance way and wings of the building. A second phase is planned that would see substantive work done on residents’ rooms. WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON/ALbErNI VALLEy NEWS

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be too low for people with poor eyesight.” The renovations started in December 2012 and took just under one year to complete. The work was completed in two phases. The first phase involved the wings of the building and involved redoing the floors, ceiling, walls doors, and lighting. The second phase involved reconfiguring the common area by moving the store and offices, making the dining area smaller and replacing the

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was touched so we wondered if we’d find something,” Stevenson said. The renovations were underwritten with $1 million from the Vancouver Island Health Authority, $92,000 from Legion Branch No. 293, and $50,000 from Fir Park’s foundation. The society is now fundraising for $200,000 it needs for a second renovation which would see the residents’ rooms redone, Stevenson said. reporter@albernivalleynews.com Twitter.com/AlberniNews


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Joanne Young, left, and her mother, Cecelia Arnet, speak in memory of Young’s daughter, Lisa Marie, who has been missing from Nanaimo for 11 years, during a Sisters in Spirit vigil at the Port Alberni Friendship Center. The event preceded a walk in the afternoon from Maht Mahs gymnasium to Victoria Quay that brought attention to missing aboriginal women in B.C.

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‘Bully’ dictates work behaviour Marijuana ‘reeferendum’ misguided Attention employers, you have less than a month to establish policies around bullying and harassment, or face the wrath of WorkSafe B.C. If you noticed the irony in that statement, good, because it’s so ironic that one of the biggest bullies in the province is going to dictate anti-bullying policy to the rest of us. On Oct. 1 WorkSafe announced policy changes on bullying and harassment. It defines bullying and harassment as any action which: a. includes any inappropriate conduct or comment by a person towards a worker that the person knew or reasonably ought to have known would cause that worker to be humiliated or intimidated, but b. excludes any reasonable action taken by an employer or supervisor relating to the management and direction of workers or the place of employment. Most of us understand that WorkSafe is trying to educate the working public that bullying and harassment are unacceptable. Most of us take that as a given and work in an environment where people behave with courtesy and professionalism towards others. Others aren’t so fortunate. WorkSafe does not plan an “enforcement blitz.” Rather, the provincial body will respond to complaints and will rely on inspectors to ferret out workplace bullies. The other difficulty we have in WorkSafe overseeing this is its own track record. We’ve read far too many stories about injured workers who feel “bullied” by WorkSafe in regard to how they’re treated by case workers. We would rather have WorkSafe inspectors looking for unsafe practices that can result in real physical harm to employees. That’s what they do best. – Campbell River Mirror

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ICTORIA – I won’t be signing the “Sensible B.C.” petition to demand a provincewide referendum on marijuana enforcement. You shouldn’t either, and here are a few reasons why. Let me start by saying I’ve been calling for legalization and regulation of pot for 20 years, to conserve police resources and reduce violent crime. Our war on drugs is a failure even for heroin and cocaine, and marijuana is obviously much easier to produce. But the current effort led by Dana Larsen, B.C.’s clown prince of pot, is not only misguided, it’s dangerous. The petition does not propose legalization. It seeks to impose a provincial law that would stop B.C. police from using any resources for simple possession charges.

This would create a loophole in the federal drug law. So what would that do? It would protect otherwise innocent customers of the current illegal marijuana trade, while leaving the criminal distribution business in place. For a closer look at that, I recommend reports from the Surrey Six murder trial now underway, or the upcoming case against three accused assassins of Red Scorpion gangster Jonathan Bacon in Kelowna. Larsen’s loony law would tie police hands when they are trying to hold someone on a lesser charge while they search for evidence of something nastier. This is a source of many simple possession charges today. Police chiefs have a different idea, asking for the option of treating simple possession as a

ticket offence to keep the court time to a minimum. Both of these notions have the same obvious flaws. They don’t deal with sales to minors and they divert no revenue to government, leaving most of that in the hands of criminal dealers who buy cocaine, guns and fancy cars. Colorado and Washington have gone the legalization route, so far without interference from their federal government. These states need money, and they don’t need more crime or ill-considered hippy gesture politics. Meanwhile in Ottawa, Health Canada is trying to convert a poorly regulated mess of smallscale medical marijuana licences to a free-market system of commercial producers. Local politicians tore a strip off Health Canada

‘...I’ve been calling for legalization and regulation of pot for 20 years...’

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.

officials at their recent convention, after years of warnings that federal licences were scattered at unknown locations, often used as fronts for larger grow-ops. Mission Coun. Dave Hensman predicted that when a grower gets a letter cancelling his licence, he’s more likely to roll up a big joint with it than to shut down. Burnaby Coun. Nick Volkow suggested the response would echo an old Cheech and Chong routine: “Dave’s not here, man.” Here’s another reason not to support Larsen: the conduct of his organizers. One fellow set up a petition table at, of all places, the Terry Fox Hometown Run in Port Coquitlam. After scrawling “pot cures cancer” on the table, he proceeded to interrupt speeches by cancer survivors and the run itself by yelling the same false slogan. You can imagine how people with terminal cancer and their loved ones would react.

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Some would know that marijuana may alleviate side effects of chemotherapy, just as it can ease suffering for some multiple sclerosis patients. But the suggestion of a cure is as cruel as it is moronic. Larsen’s “cannibus” has been rolling around B.C., reaping uncritical media coverage. It even blundered into the recent Walk for Reconciliation in

Vancouver, an event to mark the end of federal hearings into the effects of residential schools on aboriginal children. I wouldn’t support the Larsen bunch for anything, unless it involved them looking for jobs. Just say no. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com Twitter:@tomfletcherbc tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Mailbag: Feedback on words — both written and spoken. Chats don’t create jobs To the Editor,

Port Alberni Mayor John Douglas seems mainly to rely on hope and cosy chats with cabinet ministers for economic development. He shows no understanding of economics, infrastructure, or transportation, a new highway and a container terminal being cases in point. He thinks that 750,000 Vancouver Island residents would be well served by a container port down the Alberni Inlet, not realizing that many goods destined for the Island have to go first to warehouses in Vancouver and elsewhere. They then can be shipped back to Nanaimo, which is now developing a new container facility. Although it’s been stated that barge traffic to and from Vancouver from down the Alberni Inlet would be adversely affected by bad weather just two or three times a year, myself and others think that this is an optimistic view. Towed barges move a lot slower than ships. And what Island products would be

shipped from here by containers? Certainly not our major export, raw logs, nor much lumber, nor any coal. Lastly, to my knowledge, Port Metro Vancouver can handle increased container traffic for several more years yet. As for a new highway, it’s not a realistic project for the foreseeable future. In sum, the continuous spate of propaganda about speculative projects from the mayor seems more to do with his re-election campaign than with actual economic development. It does this community a disservice because it creates false hope in an economically depressed area which has lost about 6,000 high-paying jobs in the forest industry alone, for example, about 1,200 each at the Somass and Catalyst mills.

Richard Berg, Port Alberni

Use of word a surprise To the Editor,

Re: Not so traditional school, Sept. 19. I was somewhat stunned to read that Haahuupayak is considered a “nontraditional” school in

‘As for a new highway, it’s not a realistic project...’ – Richard Berg the Sept. 19th edition of the News. Whose tradition are we talking about? Is our European tradition the only tradition we recognize? Is “tradition” only what we are used to and have legalized? Of course, I know you didn’t mean to negate First Nation traditions, or traditions of other cultures. Our traditions give us some rootedness and self identity and “belonging” as we reach out to what is ahead. But that headline jumped out to me. Maybe it was the huge font. Maybe it was awareness of the injustice of past theft of First Nation identity through laws designed to assimilate people into our dominating culture.

Barbara Cooper, Port Alberni

His bucket runneth over To the Editor, My wife and I just got back from a hectic

morning of shopping. We saved eight bucks on printer ink cartridges; 14 bucks on peanut butter; nine bucks on bulk food; 26 bucks on ASA tablets and won a free container of yogurt. That old saying ‘It takes money to earn money’ must have been coined by a sardonic shopper stumbling towards his car with an armload of bags and parcels filled with bargains. Lloyd Atkins, Vernon, B.C.

Media promote many myths To the Editor,

Re: “Science loses ground to superstition,” (B.C. Views, Oct. 3.) Tom Fletcher’s column hit on a subject that has bothered me for some time. Maybe it is the media’s preoccupation with eyeballs but it seems to me that we are getting a lot of media output that gives faux reality the same weighting as scientifically tested data. We, the public, are still untrained in appreciating the truth ‘free-for-all’ that the digital world has dumped on us and our educational system is not yet set up to notch up student’s

BS meters. Thus we get public support for almost any ‘conspiracy theory’ or economic myth, whether scientific or social. Here on Vancouver Island, this means we see the repeated return of the ‘zombie’ E&N passenger rail solution to the ‘Colwood Crawl’ traffic congestion; the global warming ‘Chicken Little’ performance; the never-ending suggestion that more health care spending will solve our health care issues; that everyone needs a university degree regardless of what it is; that science is usually wrong in the long run; that money obtained from another level of government is free; that we are entitled to anything/ everything we can think of; that ‘they’ are the cause of all my problems; that we do not need to create wealth - the rest of the world will always send us whatever we need; that we do not really need oil to maintain our current life style; etc. Fletcher has a deserved reputation for ‘telling it how it is’. Keep it up.

Jim Knock, Esquimalt

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Age-friendly survey released in Alberni Valley WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON Alberni VAlley news

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s Port Alberni an age-friendly town? That’s the question the Alberni Clayoquot Continuing Care Society is putting to Alberni Valley residents in a new survey. Titled ‘Age Friendly Alberni Survey’, the 12-page document asks residents questions about subjects such as transportation, housing, community support and health services. “We want to rate our community on how age-friendly it is,” project coordinator Barb Stevenson said. According to the Alberni Valley Community profile, which can be found in the city’s website, there are approximately 3,000 people age 65 and above living in Port Alberni. The $20,000 survey was funded by a grant the city received from the Union of BC Municipalities. The document was then developed by the ACCS through focus groups with citizens and service agencies. The survey is for everyone to fill out. It can be found and filled out online linked to the city’s website home page. Or, a hard copy can be filled out at Parks and Recreation administration office on Wallace Street or at city hall, Stevenson said. The deadline to fill out the survey is Nov. 8 and results will be released at a public meeting in January 2014. People of different ages will answer the survey, Stevenson said. “Older people might say that the city’s bus system is a priority for them, while a single parent might say education and social opportunities are their priority,” she said.

Scotiabank has matched funds from the Ladies Business Golf Scramble held on Sept. 29 and came up with the total of $11,050 for Ty Watson House. Accepting the cheque is Lenore Benedict, centre front, the executive director for the hospice. Clockwise from lower left are Suzanne Jones account manager for small business; Ty Watson board members Lyn Collins and Marilyn Oldfield; Anne Noel bank manager of customer service, hospice board member Terri St Jaques and Scotiabank manager Cherie Williams. There has been $47,667 raised since 2009 from this fundraiser for Ty Watson House.

‘We want to rate our community on how agefriendly it is.’ – barb stevenson The survey will also be a barometer of the city’s infrastructure, Stevenson said. “It’s a chance to look at the things that make it easier for seniors to use and enjoy the city,” she said.

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NIC’s in safe hands Alberni Community and Women’s Resource Society in partnership with North Island College, has teamed up with the RCMP to complete a safety and security audit of the Roger Street campus. The Audit Team used concepts from an innovative approach called CPTED (Crime Prevention Through

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cognitive demands: degree of supervision, deadline pressures, and responsibilities. For the disability manager, it is critical to have the complete picture when dealing with a sick or injured worker, in order to get them back into the workforce in an appropriate manner.

‘This is a huge economic opportunity. Hopefully we will see more international delegations...’ – wolfgang Zimmermann During their visit to PCU, the students broke into two groups for some field study, with Ooi Han (Lawrence) Sang and Nural (Nadia) Arif visiting the No. 5 paper machine at Catalyst Paper, where they performed a job demanding analysis on the “fifth hand” position. At Western Forest Products’ Somass Division, Mohd Shakir Mohd Saad and Nazatul Akma did a similar analysis of a working millwright. What are the primary duties? What are the primary physical demands? The analysis also includes psychological and

Alberni-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser also met with the students during their visit. “It’s wonderful that Malaysia is taking a lead in disability management,” Fraser said. “You’re ahead of the province of B.C. I’m trying to push our government to adopt, as Malaysia has, these standards and practices in our own jurisdiction. We will try to follow your lead.” It has been a time of exciting advances for PCU-WHS, which in August received its long-awaited degreegranting status. And on Sept. 12, Board of Governors member, Dr. Joachim

Breuer, delivered the keynote address at the International Rehabilitation Congress in Beijing, to launch the implementation by China of the NIDMAR education and certification curriculum. Breuer, who is CEO of the German worker’s compensation system, signed the agreement on behalf of NIDMAR in Beijing in June 2012. PCU-WHS president Wolfgang Zimmermann said he is hoping the Malaysian visit marks the beginning of a new trend. “This is a huge economic opportunity,” he said. “Hopefully, we will see more and more international delegations coming to the Alberni Valley.” And thanks to the success of the program in Malaysia, other South Asian countries are now looking to Port Alberni for improvements to their social security systems. “As a result of Malaysia having picked us up, we’ve had interest from Indonesia, which is now evaluating our education and certification programs,” Zimmermann said.

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am now officially 10 months cancer free. The Nanaimo Cancer Doctor said that my PSA is so low that it was undetectable, ergo my next cancer check-up appointment is in April. Whoop-eeee. We recently had some friends from Calgary staying with us here in Port Alberni for a week. Of course that was the week that we had almost constant daily showers along with a high windstorm on Sunday night. That Sunday night everyone in the house voted to go down to Harbour Quay to see the white water and experience a Port Alberni storm. We went for a walk to the end of the breakwater pier. After the pier experience, the women wandered off talking tête-a-tête, past the Starboard Grill Restaurant and onto the waterside path that leads past the children’s slides towards the Port Authority. A waitress came running out of the restaurant to let me know that a small bear was spotted wandering in the area. I called out to the women to come back immediately. We then drove the area along with a couple of other vehicles that were bear spotting, alas to no avail. I am stilling driving the V V (Vespa) around town taking photographs in public and not so public spots. One of those spots was Canal Beach, the new public beach to check on the progress or lack of progress. I don’t know why it is taking so long to create a beach, I never see anyone working, just piles of earth. Another famous spot is the boat marina near Harbour Quay, for the large and small fishing boats, the pleasure crafts, the hustle and bustle of fish on ice being unloaded.

‘I don’t know why it’s taking so long to create a beach. I never see anyone working. Just piles of earth.’

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The marina photograph shown was shot on a RAW setting, ISO 400, with a 16mm lens. My settings were aperture: f16; shutter speed: 1/160th of a second, producing a 20 megabyte (MB) file. (FYI, the sun was high and in the lens.) At Canal Beach on a sunny sidelit September day, I shot RAW, with an ISO of 400, using my 20mm lens set with an aperture of f13 and a shutter speed of 1/250th of a second. This produced a 20.4 MB file. The mini-seminar on “Computers and Security – What you need to know” at the local library was a success with 17 people attending. I presented a Power Point Presentation, talked, answered questions and threw the door prizes at the winners. The handout sheets were either picked up at the library the next day or else I e-mailed them directly to participants. There will be another free mini seminar (one hour) at the library on Dec. 3 called “ How to buy a Digital Camera – What you need to know”. Make sure that you phone the library at 250-723- 9511 to reserve your spot. It should be lots of fun; hope to see you there. Any questions? E-mail me at nsilverstone@ telus.net or see me online at www. silverstonephotos. com. Norman Silverstone teaches photography through North Island College and Eldercollege in Port Alberni.

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Saluting Alberni Valley Firefighters One third of fires start in the kitchen 2013 Fire Prevention Week is all about preventing kitchen fires. Thirty-three percent of all fires in BC start in the kitchen. In fact, more fires start in the kitchen than in any other room of the house. Here are some tips to prevent kitchen fires: • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, broiling of boiling food. • If you must leave the kitchen, even for a short time, turn off the stove. Beaver Creek Volunteer Fire Department: Chris Addie, Nick Bachmeier, Tony Booth, Ron Barclay, Angie Brown, Dave Cathers, David Colyn, Dave Cook, Amanda Earthy, Rob Favel, John Fiorilli, Kierra Frechette, Dave Hunter, Gordon Jones, Jim Jones, Mike Kobus, Ted Maczulat, Fred Mather, Grant McCombie, Kirk McGiffin, Dale McKenzie, Joshua Moroz, Kristeen Palmer, Jillian Paupst, Chris Sarkany, Nick Sarkany, Kelly Schutte, Rik Silvius, Chase Spencer, Charlie Starratt, John Stephen, Brittney Tannock, Quinn Terepocki, Ross Van Vliet, Andrew Whytock

• When you are simmering, baking, or roasting food, check it regularly, stay home and use a timer to remind yourself. • If you have young children, use the stove’s back burners whenever possible. Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the stove • When you cook, wear clothing with tight-fitting sleeves. • Keep potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper or plastic bags, towels or anything else that can burn away from your stovetop. • Clean up food and grease from the burners, stovetops and the oven. • Don’t store combustibles in drawer below the oven.

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Saluting Alberni Valley Firefighters Check your smoke alarms twice a year Test your smoke alarm monthly and clean it every 6 months. Mark it on your calendar so that you don’t forget. Things to remember when testing your smoke alarm: • Ensure that power is being transmitted to the alarm and that it will activate in the presence of smoke. • Test your smoke alarm by pressing the test button. • Even alarms with a pilot light that indicate power is being transmitted, should be tested regularly. • Battery-operated smoke alarms will warn you when batteries need replacing. Despite this, make it a habit to change the batteries yearly. • When you’ve been away from home for a few days, check your alarm on your return to ensure it is working properly. • Remember, your smoke alarm can’t protect you if the batteries have been removed or a plug has been disconnected. • The lifespan of a typical smoke alarm is about 10 years, but some models last as little as 5 years. • To clean the alarm, open the cover and gently vacuum the interior of it. Frequently, the alarm will sound while the unit is being cleaned. DID YOU KNOW? Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871. Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls throughout North America. For more information on fire safety in your home and activities for the whole family, see www.firepreventionweek.org

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Port Alberni Fire Department: Fire Chief Tim Pley, Capt. Les Norden, Firefighter (FF) Andre Guerin, Chief Fire Prevention Officer Randy Thoen, & FF’s Travis Cross & Bladon Zaplotinsky.

Sproat Lake Volunteer Fire Department: Cam Appleton, Derek Appleton, Bill Bingham, Ted Blight, Honorary Lifetime Member Dave Beaty, Honorary Lifetime Member Harold Bishop, Honorary Lifetime Member George Broughton, Brian Callender, Brian Cote, Amanda Davies, John DeBourcier, Chris Duncan, Shawn Elder, Walt Fenske, Rob Gornall, Taylor Heck, Cameron Hepp, Barry Johnson, Dennis Jonsson, Carla Kulczycki, Becky McKay, Brandee Sam, Matt Sander, Lianne Saunders, Dave Shankie, Wendy Stander, Aaron Thom , Brian Vincent, Fire Chief Wade Hepp, Deputy Chief Rick Geddes, Brenda Vissers, Jim Vissers, Tony Wedam, Richard Whittaker, Glenn Wynans, Recuriting Officer Joe Lamoureux, Safety Officer Derrick Cyr, Captain Mike Barker, Captain Mike Cann, Captain Ron MacKnight, Fire Prevention Officer Chris Wynans, Jr. Firefighter Dallas Cann, Jr. Firefighter Nathaniel Wynans, Jr. Firefighter Tim Wynans, Administrator Wendy Maurice. Not in photo are Kris Elder and Kelly Horvath

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The Alberni Golf Club’s ladies’ divisions held their closing luncheon and awards recently. Guests included Suzanne Jones from the board of directors and superintendent Steve White. Jones mentioned Oct. 25 as the closing for the season with dinner and entertainment, $38 for members and $43 for non members. The tentative date for the annual general meeting is Dec. 11. Steve White gave a report on the ground crew’s accomplishments over the winter and spring and projects

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for the future. He was ready to duck when he brought up the new sand trap on No. 6. The nine-hole division ladies did a great job of making up baskets for the raffle. Winners were: Suzanne Jones, Shannon Haggard, Sharon Haggard, Marilyn McPherson,

Rosalie Lawes, Marie Swain and Marj Dufour. Donna James won the 50/50. Nine-hole ladies awards:

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Attendance - Louise Berlinski was the winner. Most Chip Ins - Katy Lekich Most Birdies - Kelly Gauthier

Best Game on the Ringer Board - Marta Williamson Helen Weaver Trophy for the best 10 games of putting Julie Swaney Mary Dyson Trophy for the Handicap Reduction - Joan Hall Isobel Pearson Trophy for Par Golf went to LaDonna Knutson 18 hole ladies awards:

Field Day - Bea Kullman Trophy A Division - Carol Bouchard B Division Evergreen Savings Credit Union Trophy - Doreen Grant Monthly Medal Winner - Carol

Bouchard Handicap Cup B Flight - runner up Shirley Goodman winner - Anna Marie Krikke A Flight - runner up Gayle Rhodes winner - Marie Randall Master’s Cup B Flight - runner up Shannon Haggard winner - Patsy Gauthier A Flight - runner up Marie Randall winner - Janice Cross Summer Trophy Runner up - Carol Bouchard Winner - Marie Randall Par Bowl There was a tie for first place between -

Pat Nicklin and B-Jay Harper Putts ( based on 14 best putting scores) Runner up - Gayle Rhodes Winner - Carol Bouchard Chip Ins Kathy White, with seven this season. Handicap Reduction Carol Bouchard 18 Hole Ladies Club Championship

Gross 1 - Carol Bouchard 2 - Marie Randall 3 - Kathy White Net 1 - B-Jay Harper 2 - Anna Marie Krikke 3 - Gayle Rhodes Hole In One Carol Bouchard

Rain shortens inaugural seniors’ tourney GERRY FAGAN

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The first annual Senior Men’s Golf tournament was held recently at the Alberni Golf Club. By all reports it was a huge success, with 87 golfers teeing it up on Saturday for the noon shotgun start. The tourney drew an impressive 57 players from out of town. The field was split into two groups, age 55 to 64 and 65 plus. Prizes were awarded

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Mitch Carr-Hilton, of Courtenay is the first low gross winner for the senior men’s golf tournament at AGC.

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Saturday proved to be an excellent day for golf: mostly sunny skies with a few clouds rolling around. Sunday was a different story. It was raining for the 8:30 a.m. shotgun start and by the time they played four or five holes it was coming down in buckets. By 9:45 a.m. the pro shop sounded the horn to end play, as some of the greens were under water. After sitting around for a couple of hours, it was decided to

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Other gross winners were Tony Hatchwell, Nanaimo; Larry Ferguson, Sunnydale; Blair Logge, Sandy Hosie, Gorge Vale; Ray Henry, Bear Mountain; Bill Weisenberger, Morning Star; Bryan Munroe, Eaglecrest; Mark Kloske, Marsh Meadows; Larry Smith, Pheasant Glen; Gordon Grubisich, Storey Creek; Al Stewart, Gorge Vale; Dave Yule, Nanaimo; and Berni Valentine, Qualicum. Bruce MacDonald tells me that he has received e-mails from some of our out-oftown guests saying how much they enjoyed themselves and will be back again.

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The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are taking on the Cowichan Valley Capitals and Victoria Grizzlies this weekend. The Bulldogs are 1-8-3 going into Cowichan on Friday. Matches with the Caps are always a rivalry, Bulldogs head coach Kevin Willison said. Cowichan will be getting their first look at Bulldog netminder Tyger Howat, who played 174 minutes and backstopped two ties and a loss last weekend against Trail, Penticton and Langley. “He’s really held the fort for us,” Willison said. New Bulldog forward Craig Martin will also get a crack against the Capitals. Martin chipped in a goal in each of the games last weekend. But winning will have to be a team effort, Willison said. “Everyone needs

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Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ new goalie, Tyger Howat, stops a shot during a road game against Langley Rivermen last weekend. Howat has been a solid addition to the Bulldogs, coach Kevin Willison says.

to step up and be accountable. “Some guys feel they should be doing more though.” The team was firing on all cylinders against Trail, who they played to a 3-3 tie on Friday. But Willison singled out the first period of the game against

Penticton the next night as being key. Martin struck first blood for the Bulldogs in the first period but the Vees answered with four goals of their own in the same stanza. Mac Barden scored in the third period but Penticton added two more to win 6-2.

“You can’t win a game in the first period alone but you can sure lose one that way,” Willison said. “Other than that 12 minutes though I thought the team played some good hockey all weekend.” The Bulldogs penalty kill is gelling and coming along

but the power play and five-on-five needs sharpening, something the team practiced this week. “We never got the big goals from the power play when we needed them,” Willison said. The Bulldogs play the Victoria Grizzlies at home on Saturday.

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Lightning. In the first game, the undefeated Thunder took a small lead in the first half and were up 34-30 at the half. The Shockers played hard, but were not able to make up their point deficit, and they eventually lost 58-51. The Thunder keep

their perfect record going at 5-0. Julia Hudson had 25 points for the Shockers. The second game pitted the two teams tied for second—the Phoenixes and the Lightning—against each other. This was a tight game with the leading score

alternating between the two teams many times. The Lightning however were able to eke out a 60-56 win. Jane Owen led the Lightning with 19 points. Janine Thompson had 22 points for the Phoenixes.

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Linda LaRochelle found the terracotta ware that she wanted on Saturday Sept. 28 at the Pot Luck Barn. It’s a great place to find unique gifts for the difficult to buy for person on your list. Pot Luck Ceramics is only open every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - not in the evenings. Sorry for the confusion.

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The West Coast Dragon Boat Society represented by Donna James, left, and president Marilyn Oldfield, right, present Sally Anderson of “Read and Feed� a program to make sure students have full tummies with a cheque for $432. This money was raised at the Dragon Boat Regatta in September.

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Ellen Brown the site manager of WCGH was pleased to open the annual Auxiliary to West Coast General Hospital Fall Tea and Bazaar on Saturday with the news that the $100,000 that they donated is going for a new bilimeter for babies, a decontamination shower, and new specialty mattresses for bed-ridden patients.

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June Redford was the second highest fundraiser at the Paws for a Cause on Sunday and is seen here with her three Jack Russells. June raised $809. In third place was Sharon Lamontagne with $415. In the youth category Gage Vanderlee raised $383, Autumn Gaudet raised $17 and Alyssa Gaudet $162. The total raised on Sunday was $6,857!

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Leonard Louis “Len� Rinvold September 24, 1933 - September 26, 2013 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Leonard Louis “Len� Rinvold, 80, on Thursday, September 26, 2013 in Vernon, B.C. Len was born in Coronach, Saskatchewan on September 24, 1933 to the late Lars and Anne Rinvold both who immigrated to Canada from Norway. On June 27, 1953 Len married Joy Vera “Elsie� Hamilton in Port Alberni, B.C. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this summer. Len achieved success and respect in his lifelong employment in the forest industry and after retirement from Riverside Forest Products, Lavington, B.C. he established his own company to continue to utilize his knowledge and skill in the industry. Len’s other passions were working on his vintage Land Rover, rebuilding motorcycles, repairing clocks and watches, mountain lake and ocean fishing and being from a musically gifted family, he continued to enjoy singing and playing his guitar to the end of his life. In Len’s own words, “Not bad for an old cowboy�! Len is survived by his beloved wife “Elsie� and their four children: Cheryl (Richard) Tessier; Debbie Rinvold; and Len (Melissa) Rinvold all of Vernon, B.C. and Kim (Tom) Fellhauer of Kelowna, B.C. He is also survived by his 11 grand-children as well as 11 great-grandchildren and one expected in March 2014. Len was predeceased by his older brothers Gerhard (Gerry), and Lester and his sister Helen. Len was a very kind-hearted and loving husband, father and “Papa�, he will always be much loved and greatly missed. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 on October 19, 2013 at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home in Vernon, B.C. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Alzheimer Society of British Columbia.

CANADIAN TAXPAYERS Federation (taxpayer.com) has an opening in its Sales Division. Aggressive Commission Scale. Door to Door experience an asset. Email: national. manager@taxpayer.com or 1800-667-7933 Ext 111.

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TRADES, TECHNICAL AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for experienced welders. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: cindy@autotanks.ca. Call 780846-2231 (Office); 780-8462241 (Fax).

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CABINET DEPARTMENT. Responsibilities: Designing, selling and arranging installations of cabinets and the daily maintenance of the department. Qualifications for the position: *ability to read blueprints *able to do onsite measures *a gift for design and colour coordinating *proficient with computers *be selfmotivated, outgoing and enjoy dealing with the public *be customer service oriented. YOUR DECOR provides an enjoyable working environment, excellent benefit package, current industry training, with remuneration in accordance with experience. Please send your resume to: YOUR DECOR 4602 Keith Ave. Terrace, BC V8G 4K1 Attention: Dave Merritt. Email: dave@yourdecor.com. Tel: 250-635-2976 Fax: 250-6353234. FULL-TIME HOTEL DESK CLERK for A-1 Alberni Inn at 3805 Redford St. Port Alberni, BC. Main duties: Maintain an inventory of vacancies, reservations, room assignments; register arriving guests and assign rooms. Salary $13.25 per hour. Email resume: h.srai@yahoo.ca JANITOR REQUIRED - Nov. 1st start at Nitinat River Hatchery, 1-2 days/wk. Reliable applicants must be able to work independently and efficiently. A job description is available upon request. Duties and remuneration to be discussed. Willing to get Third Party Liability insurance and must be bondable. Please fax resume with experience and references to Attn: Sylvia. (250)745-3416 or email: Sylvia.Dean@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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PORT ALBERNI: 1 bdrm apt in 6-plex, top floor, near the new city beach. $450/mo. Call (250)724-0355.

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PORT ALBERNI- 2.5 bdrm spacious apt, w/carport & balcony. NS/NP. Avail now. $700. Refs req’d. Call (250)7244688.

NORTH NANAIMO: Attention Students/Working Professionals: fully furnished room, nice, quiet area. Own bathroom, cable, FREE WiFi, shared kitchen and laundry. N/S, N/P, no partiers. $550/mo. Avail. immediately. 250-756-9746

FRASER SHINGLES AND EXTERIORS. Sloped Roofing / Siding Crews needed at our Edmonton branch. Great wages. Own equipment is a MUST. For info contact Giselle @ 780 962 1320 or at email: giselle@fraserexteriors.com JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $30/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info online at: www.hannachrylser.ca. Fax 403-854-2845; or Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

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HOBBIES & CRAFTS GRINSHEEP FIBRE Productions. 1265 Leffler Rd. (across from the Wildlife Centre in Errington) Offering felting, spinning, knitting & weaving supplies at reasonable rates. Open Tues - Sat., 1 - 5 or by appt. Call 250-248-6306 or email: grinsheep@gmail.com

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE E-BIKE- “VELOTEQ Cougar II”, $750. (250)724-2486 or 250-735-7897.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CLEANING SERVICES HOUSECLEANING. FAST, efficient, reliable. Senior’s respite care. Downsizing/ moving/ packing. Msg. (250)723-2644.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

COMPLETE DRYWALL Services. Boarding, taping & texturing. Over 30 years experience. (250)736-1137.

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

STORAGE COVERED RV STORAGE. 30’D x 14’ tall, secure & insured. $1000./year. Beaver Creek. Frank (250)731-5854. UNCOVERED RV/ Boat/ Vehicle storage. $30./mo. Unlimited size. Frank (250)731-5854.

SUITES, LOWER PORT ALBERNI- 2 Bdrms. Avail Oct. 15th or later. F/S, W/D. $700. utils & cable. Call 250-723-0390 leave msg.

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

ECOPED BIKE by City Go, (electric bike). Runs well, with charger, $500 obo. Call (250)723-4449, Pt. Alberni. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? SMALL MAPLE corner cabinet $125. Single box spring & mattress, like new $125. Antique parlor chair, offers. (250)723-3700. STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit online: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

LARGE 2-BDRM duplex in quiet location, close to all amenites. F/S, W/D. Avail immed. Ref’s req’d. No pets please. $725. (250)735-9777.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

FUEL/FIREWOOD

DEER HIDES, excellent for drum making. 250-724-2932.

FIREWOOD approx. 2 cords of fir, not split, $200. or trade for VHF radio or sm. Scotty Downrigger. 250-723-5556 pm

MOTOR BIKE CARRIER with slide in hitch, for 2 bikes. Paid $1250 asking $700 obo. Call 250-736-1980.

FURNITURE

RENTALS

SOLID HONEY Oak dining set - Sacrifice at $975. obo. “Contemporary”, 8 years old. Table: 5’ long w/2 18” leafs, 6 chairs, 2 with arms. 2 piece hutch w/lights, seats on chairs sage green. Excellent condition. ($7000. new) (250)752-1973.

APARTMENT/CONDO 1 BDRM apts+ den in quiet S Port blgd, $500. Sm 1 bdrm apt in S Port inclds heat, H/W, $475. 1 bdrm sxs duplex centrally located, avail now- $500. Call (250)723-8114.

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PORT ALBERNI: 2 bdrm furnished or unfurnished. RV space. 2 car garage. Large fenced yard. Rent negotiable. Ref’s req’d. (250)913-0023. PORT ALBERNI (good area)3 bdrm+ ensuite, F/S, D/W. NP/NS, no partiers. Refs req’d. Avail now. $1200. Call (250)723-1153, after 6pm. PORT ALBERNI- new studio suite, sxs duplex, 9km Beaver Creek, W/D, F/S. NS/NP, no partiers. Refs req’d. Avail now. $450/mo. (250)724-7240. SELF CONTAINED 1 bdrm, kitchen, living rm, bathroom, W/D and porch. $550 inclds utils. 3 blocks from Walmart. Avail Nov 1. Call & ask for Bob or Sophie: (250)724-0709.

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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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Psychiatric Nursing (online): This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Special Education Assistant (online): In only 9 months you could be earning $17 - $25.99/hour. You will receive training and certification from the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD). Therapeutic Recreation – Gerontology (online): Support and promote optimal health for seniors by planning, implementing and evaluation therapeutic recreation services. Earn up to $23.50/hour. Government student loans & funding (ELMS/WCB) & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

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CARRIERS

2 SM bdrm house, fenced yrd, pet welcome, no partiers. Avail Nov 1. $650. (250)723-3666.

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HOMES FOR RENT

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PIANO FOR sale. Kawai polished red mahogany with matching bench. Excellent condition. $1,900 OBO. Port Alberni. Call 250-723-3301.

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THUR. OCT 10 ◆ COMMUNITY COAT SHARE Donate your gently used winter outerwear. Coats will be cleaned and distributed throughout the community. Donations can be dropped off at any elementary school or the School District 70 board office on Roger Street. Project goes until Oct. 25.

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CHALLENGE at Glenwood Centre. From 12-3 p.m. Build ahead of time and show off your amazing creations, or come on Saturday and create something great! Supplies provided.

Jamie Morton. Free admission. Call 250724-4855 for more info.

SAT. OCT 19 ◆ TEA AND BAZAAR at Legion Branch 293. From 1-3 p.m. Admission: $4 regular and $3 seniors.

THUR. OCT 17 ◆ HISTORICAL LECTURE at the Alberni Valley Museum for the Alberni District Historical Society meeting. Topic: the ‘Stewart’ in Bloedel, Stewart and Welch. Guest speaker:

THUR. OCT 24 ◆ FAMILY FUN FAIR at Glenwood Centre, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. There will be activities, face painting, crafts and more.

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◆ CAREGIvERS TIME OUT GROUP offers free support for caregivers of adults with a palliative or chronic illness. Group meets second and fourth Tuesday, 1-3 p.m. at Alberni Valley Hospice. Call 250723-4478 for more info. ◆ Do you have an item for our calendar? If so, please contact our newsroom at editor@ albernivalleynews.com

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Harpdog Brown lives and breathes the blues. The harmonica player and blues singer with the sultry, whiskey-soaked voice returns to the Rainbow Room this Thursday, Oct. 10 and he’s bringing his new Victoria-based band, Haro Strait Blues Band with him. Band members John Hunter (drummer), George Fenn (bass) and Jeordie Edmonds (guitar) share Harpdog’s passion for the blues. Tickets are $15 and available at Rainbow Lanes or 250-730-1967. Doors open at 8 p.m.

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MELISSA MARTIN Arts Around

The Rollin Art Centre’s current exhibit runs until Nov. 9. “Rights and Wrongs—The Resilience of the Worlds Indigenous People” is on loan from North Island Collage International in Campbell River. The exhibit runs until Nov. 9 at the art centre, located on the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street.

Mill history awakens Photo courtesy rosa Portrait studio

Harpdog Brown brings his hardcore blues sound back to the Rainbow Room in Port Alberni this Thursday, Oct. 10.

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Quickfacts ◆ ROLLIN ART CENTRE is located at the corner of Argyle Street and Eighth Avenue. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. Closed Mondays. Wheelchair accessible. Admission by donation. FMI: 250-724-3412

Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the community arts council.

Museum director Dr. Jamie Morton on Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m. at the museum. Morton will talk

about General Jack Stewart, the “Stewart” in Bloedel, Stewart and Welch, which had a commanding presence in the logging industry in the 1930s and beyond. Admission is free, and the talk is open to the public.

Art workshops rescheduled Art workshops with artist Cynthia Bonesky have been re-scheduled for Saturday Dec. 14 -15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mixed Media Techniques for art journaling, card making, scrapbooking and fine art will be taught. The cost is $50 and a complete supply list is available at Rollin Art Centre.

Poirier and Jarvis classes Join artists Kelly Poirier and Dorothy Jarvis at Rollin Arts Centre, where they will host two children’s art workshops. “Sense”sational is a sex-session class that starts on Saturday, Oct. 26. Children ages 5-9 will explore painting, mask making and sculpting. Classes are from 10 a.m. to noon, every Saturday. “Georgia and the Garden” is our second art class, and is for 7-12 year olds. Children learn about colour, value, shading and other art fundamentals. This class is being offered every Monday afterschool from 3:15-4:30 p.m. for six weeks. The class starts Oct. 28 and runs until Dec. 9. The cost for both classes is $80 each and covers material and supplies.

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In celebration of light The Community Arts Council will be holding their second annual Celebration of Light festival Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Rollin Art Centre. Artisans are invited to apply to display their work. Applications are available at the Rollin Art Centre or call 250724-3412 for more info.


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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

7350 Beaver Creek Rd.

2661 2nd Ave

ALMOST ONE ACRE

• Updated 2 bedroom • Large Shop+2 bay • Attached garage

$329,900

MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS!

Kat Dwolinsky #15-2917 Alberni Hwy

$25,000

Sold

Residential

GREAT PRICE

• Close to Alberni Mall • 2 bedroom mobile in very good condition • Covered porch & open concept interior

$

87,900

3760 Argyle way

3563 McKnight

ACREAGE WITH CHARACTER!

22-6225 Lugrin Road E RIC WP E N

$39,900

$89,900

$439,000

3740 Argyle Way

$97,500

$529,000

COLLEGE VIEW ESTATES

CHERRY CREEK ACREAGE

• Built in 2008 • 5 bed, 3 bath • 1.98 Acres Alease or Chris Arcus

Maureen Mackenzie

1-1655 Alberni Hwy

FREE YEAR E N O A MUST SEE • New bathroom and furnace • Newly painted • Pet friendly park

6435 Cypress Blvd

• 3 beds, 3 baths, 2400 sq ft • Custom home built in 2007 • 3 car garage, bonus room & much more

$49,900

5175 Cleary Rd

• Building lot in quiet location • level .22 acre lot • water, sewer and storm drain already connected

Kat Dwolinsky

4511 Burde St.

$87,500

RENT PAD

ONE YEAR FREE PAD RENT • Fully renovated 2 bedroom mobile • New roof, siding, windows, and more • Not age restricted

Craig Filipchuk

Craig Filipchuk

3768 Argyle Way

$339,900

• Original character throughout • 2 Acres • Private setting Alease or Chris Arcus

• 5 bdrm + den 3 bath • Updated Character style home • Lots of parking

Craig Filipchuk

5607 Kitsuksis Street

Dena Wickman

$99,000

2852 Anderson Ave

E RIC

$99,900

WP

NE

GREAT INVESTMENT • 3 bedroom upper unit • Long term quality tenants • Nice location

SOUTHPORT TOWNHOUSE

• 2 bedroom, 1 bath lower level condo • close to schools and bus route • Owner will pay 2014 Special Levy

Kat Dwolinsky

2688 Anderson Ave. E RIC WP NE

The Fenton Team

Sonja Sutton

99,900

$

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

8600 Bland Road

NEW

NICELY UPDATED CONDO

• 3 bedroom & full bathroom • New flooring & fresh paint • Living room with fireplace

$113,400

ICE

PR

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

4598 North Cres.

$119,900

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

MOVE RIGHT IN.

• 505 sq.ft. rancher • Newly renovated • Upper South Alberni

Maureen Mackenzie 3772 6th Ave.

$123,900

The Fenton Team 5535 Broadway Blvd.

$124,900

Sold TOP OF THE TOWN • new everything! • 2 bedroom • beautiful views

Chris & Alease Arcus

INCOME PRODUCER • Good tenant in place • 2 bedroom, 1 bath • Updated roof, windows

LOCATION ! LOCATION ! • Beautiful, private fenced yard • Covered carport • 3 bedrooms

Joe Van Bergen

Chris & Alease Arcus

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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

3755 15th Ave CE PRI NEW

$129,000

2457 Hilton Ave.

MUST BE SOLD!

$129,900

Sitting Pretty

• 3 bedroom rancher • Large living room • Central location

• Alberni Inlet & Mountain Views • 2 bedrooms and full bathroom • Fir floors and thermal windows

Gary Gray 4343 Burde St

The Fenton Team 3612 North Cres.

139,900

$

104-2825 3rd Ave. CE PRI W NE

$129,900 5203 Gertrude St.

The Good Life

• Two bedroom condo • Spacious and well cared for • Gas fireplace & balcony • Close to amenities The Fenton Team 4215 8th Ave.

$139,900

$

134,900 2621 2nd Ave. CE PRI W E N

SPENCER PARK • 4 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths • 3 level townhouse in North Port • Covered deck & laundry area Kat Dwolinsky 3956 7th Ave.

$134,900

COURT ORDERED SALE

• 4 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • Inlet & mountain views

Dena Wickman

$149,900

3790 Meares Drive

$149,900

Sold CHARACTER HOME • 1 bdrm in-law suite, freshly painted • 4 bedroom, ready to move in • 1 yr old roof & hot water tank

IN-LAW SUITE •3 bedrooms •Separate wired 22X31ft. garage with 2 pce bath •Updated features throughout

W. Earl Engstrom

Jim Robertson

2472 9th Ave. E RIC WP E N

$159,000

FANTASTIC NEIGHBOURHOOD!

• 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Lg bright livingrm w/adjoining dining & kit • Large sunroom with hot tub, open patio

4318 Dunbar St.

$179,900

E RIC ICE on! W P PR ssi NE NEWPosse ick Qu

159,999

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

Chris & Alease Arcus 4833 Helen St.

$

4265 Johnston Rd.

4352 Virginia

$169,500

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

TOP OF THE TOWN

• Over .3 acre view lot • Location of fine homes, fully serviced • Nicely sloped for daylight basement

Kat Dwolinsky 4205 Johnston Rd.

Joe VanBergen $

169,900

2512 - 11th Ave

$175,000

UPPER NORTH PORT, 3 BEDROOM RANCHER

UPPER NORTH PORT • 2 floors, 990 sqft. on each • Road frontage on Johnston & Princess • Suitable for home or comm. business

CHARMING • 3 bed, 1 bath, 1640 sq. ft. • Original hardwood floor, RV parking • Newer windows, perimeter drains, 200 amp

Gary Gray

W. Earl Engstrom

Maureen Mackenzie

2874 6th Avenue

$187,900

SL 1&2 2541 4th Ave $192,000 ea.

3717 Exton Street CE PRI W E N

ICE

R

WP

NE

$179,900

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

$195,000

• North Port 2 bedroom rancher • Completely redone, lots of updates • Walking distance to all amenities

• 3 bedrooms, plus den, 2 bathrooms • Wheelchair access from backyard, alley access • Single car garage, woodstove, fireplace

3 BEDROOM CHARACTER HOME

NEW CONSTRUCTION DUPLEX • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • One bedroom in-law suite • Open concept, 2 bed upper level

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

Chris & Alease Arcus

Sonja Sutton

Gary Gray

Craig Filipchuk

Gary Gray

LIKE BRAND NEW!

UPPER NORTH PORT FAMILY HOME

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24 hrs.

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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

2852 10th Ave. CE PRI W E N

$198,500

2479 10th Ave.

PERFECT FAMILY HOME

Gary Gray

5766 Strathcona St.

$199,900

5054 Cherry Creek Rd.

E ! RIC sion W P es NE Poss k uic

NICE LOCATION

$209,900

6389 Withers Rd. CE PRI W NE

The Fenton Team

5764 Watson Rd

$219,900

RANCHER WITH SHOP

• 3 beds, 1 bath • 1,092 Sq ft, many updates • Fenced yard with shop & alley access Maureen Mackenzie $

229,000

4639 10th Ave. CE PRI W NE

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

4566 Beale St

$229,900

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

Sonja Sutton

Sonja Sutton

• 3 bdrm, 2 bath home on .92 acre • Detached garage with 2 pc bath • Covered RV parking

$219,900

NORTH PORT FAMILY HOME

MOVE RIGHT IN

• Almost 2600 sq.ft. • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Suite potential

• Immaculate 2 bed, 2 bath • large lot with 29 x 25 shop • Heat pump, 200 amp service

Chris & Alease Arcus

Maureen Mackenzie

4115 Glenside Road E RIC WP E N

$227,500

4497 Glenside Cres. W

NE

UPPER NORTH ALBERNI • 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • Extensive updates • 2 feature fireplaces The Fenton Team 6153 Beaver Creek Rd.

4169 Craig Rd.

$219,000

Sold

Dena Wickman $219,900

199,900

NORTH PORT RANCHER

4414 - 8th Ave.

NICE LOCATION

Quiet Spot

• 0.34 acre on no-thru road • 4 bedroom & full bathroom • Updated roof & windows

Gary Gray

$210,000

$

CE n! PRIessio W s E s N Po ick Qu

• 2 bedroom, 1 bath home • Spacious open concept layout • 60x124 lot, close to bus route • Large custom deck, RV parking

Dena Wickman

Dena Wickman

• 2 bedroom plus den • Great views • Secure building

5535 Woodland Cres. E.

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

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

#301-5404 Victoria Quay $204,900 5609 Popular Road CE PRI NEW

aw

$199,900

Q

• 4 bedroom family home • Suite potential • Large double garage

In-l

4789 Margaret St. E RIC WP NE

$199,900

234,900

$

$228,900 7833 Wardrop Rd. CE PRI W NE

CE PRI

GREAT NORTH PORT LOCATION • On greenbelt and dead end street • 3 plus 1 bdrm, two 3 pce bath home • Very private parklike back yard

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

Dell McConnell 4865 Gertrude St

$234,900

$229,000

Craig Filipchuk

2171 Anderson Ave.

$239,900

te

Sui

BEST LOCATION - BEST NEW PRICE • Multi-unit building site • Space for shop or pool • Green belt for privacy Joe VanBergen & Craig Filipchuk

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HOME SUITE HOME

• 5 bdrm, 3 bath home, single car garage • 1 bedroom in-law suite • Renovated throughout...too much to list Sonja Sutton

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

RENO’D AND READY! • 4 bdrm 2 bath • new back addition and many updates • fenced yard w/ RV parking

• 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms • Very clean & extensive updates • Heat pump & vinyl windows

Pat & Gerry Hickey

Kat Dwolinsky

The Fenton Team

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24 hrs.

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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

4038 Steede Ave

$239,999

• 4 bdrm 2 bath • great Upper Echo location • new roof, deck, windows, paint and flooring

4613 North Cres.

IN-LAW SUITE • 3 beds, updated features throughout • Separate wired 22X31 ft. garage with 2 piece bath

Dena Wickman

7710 Pacific Rim Hwy

$240,000

3908 Marpole St.

2354 Anderson Ave.

240,000 each

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

2586 2nd Avenue NOW $244,900 E RIC WP E N

3746 Grieve Rd.

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

PRIME LOCATION • 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths • Vinyl thermal windows throughout • Spacious kitchen, some updates

$259,900

4015 Montrose St.

W

NE

259,900

$

2337 Anderson Ave

$269,000

Kat Dwolinsky

4270 Glenside Rd

INCOME PRODUCER

BEAUTIFUL LOCATION • 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms • Large, private lot • Outstanding views

The Fenton Team

4172 Clegg Cres

Gary Gray 3516 Mulhern Rd.

E

RIC

WP

NE

$279,900

NEW

PRIME LOCATION • Quality built in 1994 • 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • Open concept floor plan

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

$

284,500

3841 Morgan N. Cres

E

3000 SQ. FT. NORTH PORT HOME • 4 good size bdrms • Newer 5 pce bath and sep. laundry • Back to front double carport

$289,000 2926 Anderson Ave. CE PRI NEW

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.

Gary Gray

$

3192 12th Avenue

$319,900

LEGAL FOUR PLEX

Chris & Alease Arcus

2662 8th Ave.

W. Earl Engstrom

RANCHER IN WESTPORTE

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

IMMACULATE FAMILY HOME

• Built in 2006, 3 bdrm, 3 bath home • In quiet South Port, close to all amenities • Quality construction throughout

Dell McConnell

Chris & Alease Arcus

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Chris & Alease Arcus 5575 Swallow Dr.

$299,900

PRACTICALLY NEW RANCHER

• 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • 1,385 sq.ft. built in 2012 • Vaulted ceilings & open concept • Covered & fenced yard The patio Fenton Team 5534 Park Place

325,000

$

ICE

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

The Fenton Team

Upgrade your bathroom with a NEW

$319,900

IMMACULATE NORTH PORT

• 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms • Covered deck • Built in 2006

R

WP

NE

SIDE BY SIDE DUPLEX • Completely renovated, like new • Both sides 1820 sq.ft. • 2 bedrooms, new kit., 4 pce. bath

$299,900

• Gross rents $2865 • 2-3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath units • 2-2 bdrm, 1 bath w/carport units

Jim Robertson

309,000 5586 Woodland W. Cres. $309,900

2595/2593 2nd Ave.

Kat Dwolinsky

The Fenton Team

PRIC

The Fenton Team

SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME • 5 bedrooms (2 up, 3 down) • fully fenced back yard • Lots of updates

$269,900

ICE

R

WP

NE

• Approx. $2,300/month • 1.3 acre property • Triplex & House

249,000

$

CE PRI

W. Earl Engstrom

Craig Filipchuk

Jim Robertson

$249,900

$

Lorena & Rusty / Owners

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

10/9/13 8:00 AM

Call us today for a FREE deckglass Estimate! alberniglass@shaw.ca


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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

2556 2nd Ave. CE PRI W E N

NOW is $328,000 3935 Port Alberni Hwy

$329,900 5128 Pleasant Rd.

R ERS W P L OFF L A ING BR

NE

V

QUALITY BUILT FAMILY HOME

• 3 bedroom plus den, 2.5 baths • 1 bedroom cottage • Great office location

W. Earl Engstrom

Sonja Sutton

$374,900 2541 4th Ave.

337,900

3503 Frank Street

$339,900

3588 Swordfern

$374,900

URS L TO A U IRT

ICE

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

2126 Rita Road

$

$

Sold

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

375,000

4771 Leslie Ave.

$

NORTH PORT CHARM • 3 +1 bedroom, 3 bathrooms • 2 fireplaces, 2 decks, vaulted cedar ceiling • Spacious & open floor plan

POPULAR UPLANDS SUBDIVISION

• 3 bd, 2 bath rancher • wood floors, granite counters Dena Wickman

Pat & Gerry Hickey

9330 Central Lk. Rd.

389,900

$399,900

5427 Gordon Ave.

$399,900

OWNER WANTS THEM SOLD! Panoramic Ocean Views

• 2,070 sq.ft. rancher • 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • Over-height, double shop

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

The Fenton Team 757 Franklin River Rd. E RIC WP E N

$419,000

$485,000

5949 Grandview Rd

$499,900

5984 Margot Rd.

$

TICKS ALL THE BOXES

• 2.16 acre level lot • 4 bedroom & 2 bathroom • Huge three bay workshop The Fenton Team

549,000

302 Tower Rd

$674,900

E RIC

WP

NE

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

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

Dena Wickman 6970 Granville Rd

• 15.39 acres of farmland • Very clean 2,260 sqft home • Great barn & outbuildings • Numerous updates Team The Fenton

W. Earl Engstrom

Craig Filipchuk

2600 Burde St.

ALBERNI VALLEY FARM

GRAND CHARACTER HOME • Heritage home on 80x120 view lot • 3 bdrms, 3 baths, lg master w/ensuite • Oak kit. w/nook & lg patio off nook

Maureen Mackenzie

$749,000

MODERN COUNTRY RANCHER • 2,235 sq.ft. home built 2011 • 0.92 acre w/ workshop & RV parking • 3 bedroom & 2 quality bathrooms The Fenton Team Great Central Lk. Rd. (1-40) $69,900-$144,900

WEST COAST GETAWAY

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

B4-10324 Lakeshore

• Port Desire Waterfront • Modern 2,450 sq.ft. home • Private dock, walk in freezer Kat Dwolinsky

$169,900

8720 Stirling Arm Dr.

$895,000

Trestle RV Now selling

Sproat Lake FARMING THE NATURAL WAY

• 76 acres • 2 bedroom updated rancher • 6 outbuildings, 3 phase power

Maureen Mackenzie

• Strata campsites, waterfront & view campsites • Water, sewer, washroom/laundry facilities • Easy access spacious campsites • Family camping site, access to Central Lake •Pat Boat LagoonHickey & Danielle Marley & Gerry

TALL TIMBERS

• Close to beach • Comes with 2009 Jay Flight • Lots of ammeneties

Maureen Mackenzie

LIVE THE SPROAT LAKE DREAM

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

beach

Maureen Mackenzie

FREE DISPOSAL OF:

• Plastic • Motor Oil • Oil Filters • Waste Anti-Freeze

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WE HAVE:

LIMITED

SEPTIC

Call us about our new rates

Tel: 250-724-5112 • 1-800-563-6004

C ARE

with

ECO FREEZE

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

Environmental and Pet Friendly

HAVING A SPECIAL EVENT?

Rent our portable restrooms and ease up the congestion in your home or save your septic tank.

10/9/13 8:00 AM

ECO FREEZE Tel: 250-724-5112 • 1-800-563-6004 4715 Roger Street, Port Alberni, B.C.

email: hetheringtonind@shaw.ca

Environmental & Pet Friendly

email: hetheringtonind@shaw.ca

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4213 Princess Rd. Corner of Ian & Johnston

11138 Lakeshore

1,595,000

$

S OUR AL T U T IR

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V

EXECUTIVE LAKEFRONT • 3 bedroom racher, nearly 2.4 acres • 5 pce ensuite, direct access to outside deck • Covered deck overlooks backyard Gary Gray 4459 Arrowsmith

$

49,900

1/3 OF LOTS NOW SOLD!

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

Alease or Chris Arcus Lot 2 Cempthorn Ave

$

99,000

CHERRY CREEK LOT - PRICED TO SELL! • Level .9 acre lot ready to build on • Private with nice stand of trees • On no thru road w/ newer homes W. Earl Engstrom

Lot 1 Bainbridge

Redford Estates Lots starting @ $79,900

$164,900

COUNTRY SETTING • Naturally treed 5.12 acres • Small outbuilding, well & driveway • Across from Mountain Range Road

Pat & Gerry Hickey

34 Arvay Road

$99,900

FANTASTIC AREA

Maureen Mackenzie 7700 Woodward Rd.

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

$

89,000

Kat Dwolinsky

Gary Gray

$128,900

229,000

$

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

5165 Golden St.

$149,000

Joe Van Bergen Lot 22 Ferguson Rd. E RIC WP NE

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

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

$249,000

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

Dena Wickman

79,900

$

PR

IDEAL BUILDING LOT! • Located in upper North Port • This serviced level building lot is in a quiet neighbourhood on a no thru street.

5326 Otter Place

3510 Barkley St.

ICE

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

$164,900 Lot 1 Franklin River Rd.

The Fenton Team

NEW

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

• Just outside the city • No through road • .34 of an acre

4007 Shaughnessy

Alease or Chris Arcus

Lot 4 Traves Road

$162,900

NEW DEVELOPMENT

• 2.57 acre development site • No through road • Great for your future home! Gary Gray 5350 Falls Road

$1,600,000

RM 1 ACREAGE • 1200 ft. of riverfront • 5.84 acres • Hwy. 4 exposure Alease or Chris Arcus

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30 Uchucklesit Inlet

$105,000

SL 26 Haggard Cove

$134,900

26 Uchucklesaht Inlet

$159,000

Lot O Cheeyah Island

$180,000

E RIC

WP

NE

Bamfield & Inlet

WATERFRONT PROPERTY

OCEAN VIEW

• Recreation view lot • .29 of an acre • Cleared with driveway access

• 1400 square foot float cabin • Sleeps 12 to 14 people • Private location, large float Craig, Pat & Gerry Hickey

Lot 2 Debeaux Rd.

$219,000

2201 11th Ave.

Pat & Gerry Hickey

$249,900

432 Pachena Road

$260,000

PRIVATE SETTING

WATERFRONT PROPERTY

• Newer float cabin • Protected harbour • Views and southern exposure

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

Craig, Pat or Gerry

14 Headquarters Bay

Craig, Pat or Gerry

$320,000

E RIC

Sold

WP

NE

HISTORIC NEIGHBOUR • Next door to McLeans Mill • Over 25 treed acres in the ALR • Preferred Cherry Creek!

BAMFIELD ACREAGE

AREA OF QUALITY HOMES

• 1.67 acre lot is a choice location • Great holding property for future subdivision • Previously pre-approved for 6 lot subdivision

Alease or Chris Arcus

• 6.06 acres • Possible subdividable • Harbour view

Earl W. Engstrom

Craig, Pat or Gerry

3107 2nd Ave.

#8-3749 10th Ave. LEASE $12.75 sq.ft.

$124,900

OCEAN FRONT • 5 acres waterfront strata • 860 sq. ft. cabin to lock up • Septic installed Craig, Pat or Gerry

4905 Cherry Creek Rd.

$325,000

2920 3rd Avenue

WELL ESTABLISHED SHOPPING CENTRE • High foot and vehicle traffic • C2 Zoning allows wide range business uses • Building waiting for your business

ZONED C3

• 1750 sq.ft. building • 33 x 60 rear fenced compound • Mostly lg. open space w/small office

Craig Filipchuk & Jim Robertson

Lease $12.75 sq.ft.

WELL ESTABLISHED SHOPPING CENTRE • High foot and vehicle traffic • C2 Zoning allows wide range business

439,000

$

SOUTH PORT INVESTMENT • 20,000 sq. ft. building • Two long term Tenants in place

Commercial & Investment

#8-3749 10th Ave

2984 3rd Avenue

4 4505 Victoria Quay

Earl W. Engstrom

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

$459,000

RETAIL BUILDING • Income in excess of $5,000 • 3 separate leased retail spaces • Large display windows

Pat & Gerry Hickey

$1,400

LOCATION! LOCATION! • Views of river and in high traffic area • Has lease area of about 1400 sq.ft.

Craig Filipchuk

Craig Filipchuk

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Redlack’s Cabinet Works Making Cabinets in the Alberni Valley Since 1946 5640 Gordon Avenue, Port Alberni, B.C.

Visit all the showrooms, then come see us Experience & low overhead = Lower Prices Style/Features: All wood cabinetry • Solid wood door & drawer fronts • Solid wood drawer boxes • Plywood box construction • Concealed hinges • Soft closing hardware Seniors Discount

TEL: 250-724-2442 • Fax: 250-723-4156


Alberni Valley News, October 10, 2013