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EDUCATION: | John Bowman says college’s big challenge will be filling the need for post-secondary education. RENEE ANDOR BLACK PRESS

COMOX VALLEY — North Island College (NIC) will continue to grow its healthcare and trades programs, international education, pathways to other postsecondary institutions and physical space for students. The college’s new president John Bowman just started his new position a few weeks ago, and he says his main aim is to build on the college’s successes. “North Island College is a very successful institution and an institution that’s of great importance to the region, to all of our communities,” says Bowman, pointing out the college has already made progress in many areas. “So, really my vision is to continue to support and encourage the success the college has been having over the last number of years, and there’s certainly new opportunities that are going to present that we’re going to pursue.” Bowman was president and CEO of the College of New Caledonia, which also has a selection of regional campuses, for seven years before he came to NIC to replace retiring president Jan Lindsay. Bowman has worked in the postsecondary system for 22 years. Bowman notes the two new hospital projects, here and in Campbell River, are a driver for the college to increase its health sciences programming, “so that’s going to be a big priority.” Trades programs will also continue to expand in the coming years, he adds, noting the much-discussed

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North Island College’s new president John Bowman, pausing before the main building at NIC’s Comox Valley campus, looks forward to growing the college’s successes, and overcoming its challenges.

skilled trades worker shortage. NIC’s international education program is another area he plans to expand in the future. “We’re excited about the potential for international, both to bring students here, as well as to send our students overseas to gain international experience and learn about the world at large,” says Bowman, noting the program is relatively small, but it’s growing,

and it’s financially self supporting. Bowman will also continue to build on agreements with other institutions established by Lindsay, such as the University of Victoria Dual Admission and Guaranteed Admission programs. Government funding is an ongoing challenge, says Bowman. “I think the biggest challenge we face is that the needs are far greater than

the resources we currently have or that, frankly, we can realistically expect to secure in the short term,” says Bowman. “So, we’re under pressure from communities to do more and under the current fiscal environment our real capacity is shrinking so that puts pressure on us to be innovative and to find new ways to be more efficient and more effective — and we’re doing that.” Securing special funding through contracts with other organizations and other sources is something Bowman plans to continue to focus on. Though tuition rates have risen each year for a number of years, Bowman points out NIC’s tuition rates are still low compared to other institutions. “No one wants to see tuition rates increase,” he says. “The thing that people need to know is that a collage education in particular, and college tuition rates, it’s the best value anywhere in terms of the benefit.” Bowman notes another challenge for the college is a lack of space, especially at the Comox Valley campus. “Here, we are basically bursting at the seams. We don’t have enough space, and we’re utilizing portable classrooms,” explains Bowman. “One of our major capital priorities is to replace those portable classrooms with a new building — the teaching and learning centre building here on the Comox Valley campus is a big priority. “We’d like to see it happen within the next three years, which I think is a realistic time frame.”

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Flu clinics will open in the Alberni Valley starting next week at some pharmacies, and the week of Oct. 28 at public health clinics and doctors’ offices. Free flu shots will be provided to people at high risk of complications from influenza and their close contacts as well as other vulnerable groups. For those who don’t fall into the high-risk category, there might be a charge for the flu shot depending on where you go. “People who are at high-risk can suffer severe complications or even death from influenza,” said Dr. Dee Hoyano, Medical Health Officer for the Vancouver Island Health Authority. “The most common complication, particularly for elderly people, is pneumonia, an infection of the lungs. Influenza can also lead to other complications for people who have heart, lung or other health conditions.” Also new this year is the availability of a nasal spray influenza vaccine, free for eligible children aged two to 17 years. It is the preferred vaccine for children two to eight years of age because it provides better protection in young children than the inactivated influenza vaccine given by injection. It also offers the advantage of being needle-free. Bring your CareCard or other government I.D. (valid driver’s license) to the clinic,

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and please wear a short sleeved shirt. Eligible individuals may also get their free vaccine from their doctor or pharmacy. Even if you are a healthy adult, if you have regular contact with anyone in these high risk groups, you can help protect them by getting immunized. Influenza is easily transmitted from person to person, even before you show symptoms. Those not eligible for the free vaccine can be vaccinated by their family physician or pharmacist for a nominal cost. For more information about the vaccine, please visit http://immunizebc.ca or call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1. To see if you are eligible for a free flu shot, visit www.viha. ca/flu. Date for public shot clinics in Port Alberni are Oct. 30, between 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Nov. 6, between 5-8 p.m.; and Nov. 23, between 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. All clinics will be at Echo Centre on Wallace Street in the Cedar Room. For more information contact the Port Alberni Health Unit at 250-7311315. editor@albernivalleynews.com

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Crews have spent several weeks carefully dismantling the remaining 450-foot section of the dry shed at Somass Mill, in preparation for demolishing it.

End of an era as Somass dry shed comes down SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

A historical landmark in Port Alberni will be demolished in the next couple of months. Crews from H.L. Demolition have been painstakingly dismantling the historic dry shed at Somass Mill, which was once a focal point for lumber operations in the Alberni Valley. The shed, originally 75 feet wide and 700feet long, was built in 1941 over two rows of train tracks to allow dry loading of lumber directly into boxcars, according to local historian Frank Holm. Somass Mill was built in 1934 by Bloedel, Stewart and Welch. By 1957, the warehouse and craneway were extended to 1,200 feet long. There was a canopy on one side

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The first part of the dry shed was demolished in 1989 when Somass Mill was redesigned as an HVAC mill.

that extended over the railroad tracks, allowing loading of boxcars under cover so the lumber didn’t get wet. “My dad worked as a boxcar loader,” said Jan Jansma, who worked at Somass for nearly 43 years. “It was the longest free-standing building in the Commonwealth. They could load six or eight boxcars at a time,” he said. “When they were

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loading that finished stuff they had to wear special [calf hidesoled] slippers so they didn’t mark the lumber,” he recalled. The original part of the shed was demolished in 1989 as Somass Mill underwent a redesign and upgrade to an HVAC mill. Rail shipments of lumber and paper products ceased in the Alberni Valley in 1999, Holm said,

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The complete dry shed at Somass Mill, in the days after the tsunami of March 27, 1964. Lumber was spread like flotsam over the tracks in front of the boxcars.

when Canadian Pacific Railway sold the trackage. Rail America quit operating the Alberni line for good in December 2001. The dry shed has been used for storage in the past, but not for

a couple of decades, said Makenzie Laine, spokesperson for Western Forest Products, which owns Somass Mill. Because of the building’s age, a firm specializing in

asbestos removal has been hired. “We are taking every measure to ensure we exceed the regulated safety requirements of WorkSafe BC,” Laine said. Demolition will take another month

or less. The contractor is donating the rail line and railway ties that have been salvaged from the shed to the Industrial Heritage Society. editor@albernivalleynews.com

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Bazaar And Jewels Looking to rummage around and find something to buy this weekend? Check out the Tea and Bazaar at Legion Branch 293 on Saturday, Oct. 19. The event is from 1-3 p.m. and admission is $3 seniors and $4 regular. Also on Oct. 19, Char’s Landing on Argyle Street is hosting a Kazuri Jewelry sale. The jewelry comes from Kenya. The event is from 12-3 p.m. Admission: $2. A PaGO Grannies project.

Flippers And Flukes Are you into marine life? Then check out a special lecture at the Alberni Valley Museum on Oct. 17. Flippers and Flukes is a multi-media presentation investigating the whales, dolphins, porpoises, and sea turtles in B.C. At the Alberni Valley Museum. Starts: 7 p.m. Free admission.

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Family Fun Dance If you like dancing and fun then you’ll love the Family Fun Dance at John Howitt Elementary School. A dance with all kinds of fun and exciting games and prizes to raise money for the Albrecht Family as they help James to fight cancer. From 6-8 p.m. The school is located at 3867 Marpole St.

Alberni Bulldogs Catch the Alberni Valley Bulldogs as they play two games at home this weekend. On Friday, Oct. 17, the ‘Dogs face the Clippers, who they lost 4-2 to in September. Game time is 7 p.m. And on Sunday, Oct. 19, the ‘Dogs face the Vernon Vipers, who they beat 4-3 last December. The game is at the Multiplex. Start time is at 2 p.m.

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Heating and landscape issues plague new high school SD70: | School District 70 is holding back $2 million from Yellowridge Construction after problems with the HVAC unit and landscaping at the new ADSS. WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

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landscaping is an issue as well and is part of the $2 million hold back. According to Linning, Yellowridge was responsible for the landscaping for two years. However, the News has learned that little to no landscaping was done. Much of the front of the school bordering Roger Street is overgrown with weeds. And the trees planted on the western slope are dead or dying. The issue disconcerted some students at the high school. When the students grew tired of looking at the overgrowth they sought to do something about it themselves. Linning confirmed that he is in discussions with Yellowridge about followup care with the planting beds and trees, and that the company is going to plant new trees this fall. reporter@albernivalleynews.com Twitter.com/AlberniNews

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MP Lunney calls it a career CHRIS BUSH BLACK PRESS

After 13 years as Nanaimo-Alberni Conservative MP, James Lunney has decided to call it a day. Lunney announced his decision to not seek re-election in 2015 during a press conference held at his constituency office in north Nanaimo, Friday morning. Lunney based his decision on one made by the B.C. Boundary Commission to split the Nanaimo-Alberni riding, based on population growth, prior to the next federal election. “It will take the 50,000 people from Lantzville—right next door to us here—north Nanaimo and append it to south Nanaimo and

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Nanaimo-Alberni MP James Lunney is retiring after more than 20 years in the political game.

Ladysmith and it’ll peel the north side of the riding and the west side and attach it to Courtenay,” Lunney said. He said the shift means it will force him to divert his attention away from a constituency base

he has served since he was first elected in 2000, so he is better off to complete his mandate for the remainder of his term by continuing to focus on the constituents currently within the Nanaimo-Alberni riding and leave the

door open for others to seek election in the reconfigured ridings. Lunney denied that he is stepping aside because of recent criticisms and controversies surrounding the Harper government and the Senate. “I’d have to say that we’ve waded through a lot,” Lunney said. “It’s a challenging time to govern in any capacity. People are restive. The world is unstable. The economy’s unstable and I think that makes people unsettled in a lot of different ways. “Of course, we’re all disappointed with what’s happened in the Senate and abuse of taxpayers’ money and, of course, changes have already been made, but that will work itself out.” Lunney has had

his differences with decisions made in Ottawa, especially over cutbacks of coast guard stations on the B.C. Coast, but his position was not a factor in his decision to not seek re-election. “I made that decision because I actually know more about the MCPS [Marine Communications and Traffic Services] situation than most of my colleagues in British Columbia,” he said.

“A lot of people on the Island don’t know how communications work with vessels offshore and so on, even some of my B.C. colleagues. “I made a position because I am concerned about the effectiveness of managing the entire coast from two centres.” He also said his decision to retire might free him to focus on issues that are of particular interest to him, such

as a cost effective and sustainable healthcare system. “So, you know, I will continue to carry the voice from this region to Ottawa and to the best of my ability to represent peoples’ interests and we will do our very best to be effective with the tools and skills that are available,” Lunney said. Lunney said he looks forward to spending a little more time enjoying the Island lifestyle.

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Advocate’s petitions stolen WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

A local animal care advocate has thrown up her arms after her petitions were stolen and after an unsatisfactory meeting with the mayor and local vets. “I’ve had it with the attitude in this town,” Mel Dunlop said. “If this is how people are going to be, then why even bother.” Dunlop went to the Animal Ark on Third Avenue on Oct. 10 to pick up a petition calling for support for after-hours veterinary care in the Alberni Valley. “They (Animal Ark) told me that a lady with dark hair already came in and took [the petition], saying ‘This has been dealt with already.’ I was stunned,” Dunlop said. She added that she didn’t know who the lady was. “Someone obviously didn’t like what it was I was trying to do,” she said. “I did my part for this only to have some twit walk away with them – I tried.” The News carried a story Oct. 3 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. A follow-up appeared in the Oct. 10 issue. Dunlop reported her stolen petitions to the

RCMP. “But they told me that this was a moral issue and not a legal one,” she said. Dunlop was gathering the petitions to use that day at a meeting called by Port Alberni Mayor John Douglas between local veterinarians and Dunlop.

The meeting was attended by the mayor, three veterinarians and one other official, she said. “It came down to ‘can you do’ and ‘no we can’t do,” Dunlop said. “The meeting was a waste of time.” reporter@albernivalleynews.com Twitter.com/AlberniNews

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Cannabus visits Port Alberni Port pays city $95K yearly SENSIBLE BC: | Volunteers hold regular sessions for marijuana petition signing. SUSAN QUINN

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The city and Port Alberni Port Authority have renewed an accord that provides $95,000 for city coffers for the next five years. The accord also sets out terms of cooperation between the two bodies on one-off projects, current leases and agreements as well as for future initiatives. The $95,000 is to be directed to

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Advocates for the decriminalization of marijuana in British Columbia are accelerating their petition signing bid in the Alberni Valley, and they are slowly working towards their goal of 3,500 signatures. The petition is part of a provincewide campaign to force a referendum on the issue. And you’d be surprised at the volunteers who are taking up the cause in smaller communities such as Port Alberni. “We’re not your stereotypical long haired, tattooed potheads,” says Alberni-Pacifc Rim organizer Kim Blake. “The response

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Former hereditary chief sentenced in sex assault WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

A former hereditary chief from the Ahousaht First Nation will be going to jail for sexually assaulting a woman. BC Provincial Court Judge P. McCarthy sentenced William George, 44, to 12 months in prison and 28 months probation. In addition, George is to seek sex offender counselling in prison. He’s also required to register as a sex offender for 20 years and to have no contact with the complainant. “There is historical rampant sexual abuse of females in West

Coast communities,” McCarthy said. “A message must be sent to the community that the court will protect young people from sexual predatory behaviour.” With that, the married father of three stood silently and was led through the prisoners entrance as some of his family members and supporters sobbed nearby. Sentences for sexual assault usually range from two to six years. The prosecution sought two years of jail time and two years probation. The offense occurred in 2012. George and several

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other people drank alcohol until intoxicated at his home. The victim passed out in the bedroom with her boyfriend. The next morning, two of George’s children heard a sound emanating from a bedroom. When they opened the door they found him on top of the unconscious victim, her boyfriend passed out beside her. George was a hereditary chief at the time of the offense and has since been stripped of the title by community leaders. His father also apologized to the community on the family’s behalf. George has since stopped drinking, sought counselling and completed a stay at a treatment centre. He also immediately pleaded guilty to the offense, McCarthy noted. “The accused has done everything to try to make this right,” defense counsel James Wright said. A risk assessment report noted that George is at low risk to re-offend when he is sober but the risk increases when he’s consumed alcohol. The victim continues to struggle with trauma from the incident, the long term effects of which are unknown. She also wrestles with guilt issues despite assurances that it wasn’t her fault, McCarthy noted. reporter@albernivalleynews.com Twitter.com/AlberniNews


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Cabbie calls for fare bylaw WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

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n increase in the number of fare ripoffs has prompted a United Cabs driver to call for a bylaw requiring mandatory pre-payment of taxi fares in Port Alberni. Driver Paul Martin made the request in a letter to city councillors at their meeting on Oct. 15. According to Martin, drivers are often subject to fare rip-offs, which he defines as fares taking taxi rides then not paying for the trips. What few people realize though, Martin says, is that the amount ripped off comes out of the drivers pockets. “We are not paid an hourly rate but instead earn a percentage of the meter,” he said. “It’s really maddening and discouraging when we never know who is

the next person who is going to steal from us.” There is a process for drivers to deduct the unpaid fare. But drivers often settle for taking the loss, he said. Reporting the matter to police doesn’t produce anything but a report, Martin said. “I even had an officer say to me ‘We don’t have time to babysit taxi drivers’. The company, he said, keeps a list of known customers who owe fares. “And these are just the ones who have been reported,” he said. Martin proposes that city council pass a bylaw making prepayment of all taxi fares in Port Alberni mandatory. According to Martin, Victoria and Nanaimo are examples of two such communities that have passed similar bylaws. “I believe it’s time Port Alberni does the same,” he said.

There would be issues with the city passing such a bylaw, city planner Scott Smith said. Smith found no similar bylaw in Nanaimo, but he couldn’t confirm whether Victoria had one or not. The city also wouldn’t have the ability to enforce the bylaw, Smith said. As well, local government can only craft bylaws that provincial legislation enables them to. “I’m not sure if the province would allow the city to do that,” he said. Martin’s initiative with city council is independent from the company, said a United Cabs spokesperson. “We never discussed this at our last directors’ meeting. He’s doing it on his own and with the best intentions.” The spokesperson, who didn’t want to give his name, was standing in for regular

manager Aaron Franco, who is away and unavailable for comment. The spokesperson couldn’t say if there are more fare ripoffs now than in the past. “But it’s been a problem for as long as cabs have been around though,” he said. Taxi companies already have legislative recourse to guard against fare-jumpers, said Jan Broocke, who is the director of the Passenger Transportation Board, an independent tribunal that licenses taxis, limousines, shuttle vans and intercity buses in B.C. According to Broocke, the Passenger Transportation Act states that a driver must not refuse to transport a passenger unless the passenger refuses to pay a deposit to the driver on request. reporter@albernivalleynews.com Twitter.com/AlberniNews

Consultant use increases in 2013 WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

The city used more consultants in 2013 that it did in 2012, a report to city council noted. Specifically, the city retained the services of 45 consultants in 2013. According to city manager Ken Watson who wrote the report, the increase was due to the larger number of projects that the city was involved with this year. The report was produced at the behest of city council, who asked for a summary of consultants being used for projects undertaken in 2013. Companies hired by the city are classified as suppliers, contractors or consultants. Subcategories of those professions include appraisers, brokers,

engineers, notaries and surveyors. Of 250 businesses that were hired by the city, 35 are consultants. Thirteen of the 35 consultants were paid more than $25,000 each, which automatically lists them in the city’s statement of financial information, the report noted. Some consultants are hired on an on-going basis, while others are hired on a project-specific basis. The city undertook 18 specific projects in 2013 including the Bob Dailey Stadium track surface upgrade, the city building energy upgrade, Harbour Road Phase One, Plywood Site contamination study and water treatment upgrades, the report showed. Consultants had a hand in all of the initiatives in the city’s strategic plan.

In an interview with the News, Watson pointed out that consultants provide expertise that the city doesn’t have on staff, or when staff don’t have the time. “We don’t have a lawyer, BC land surveyor or specialized engineer on staff for instance,” Watson said. “We hire consultants when we require additional expertise over and above what we have on staff.” Watson cited the recent city bylaw review as an example of how consultants are hired for overcapacity situations. “The city planner and technician are capable of doing the work. But there’s just the two of them and in this instance their other duties prevent them from having the time to do the work,” he said. reporter@albernivalleynews.com Twitter.com/AlberniNews

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Free speech for everyone ‘Social justice’ as student indoctrination Tom Fletcher’s column, BC Views, last week (Marijuana ‘reeferendum’ misguided, Oct. 10) elicited the highest number of responses online that we’ve seen in quite awhile. A few defended his position against the Sensible BC petition for a provincewide referendum on decriminalizing marijuana possession, but the majority of you were quite vocal in defending the petition and the man at the heart of it, Dana Larsen. (Take a look at our expanded Letters section on A11 for evidence.) Many of you questioned why we would run such a column. We wanted to point out that BC Views is a column; an opinion; not a news article. Mr. Fletcher chose a side and defended it, much as those of you who provided us with feedback did. Mr. Fletcher is a provincial columnist for Black Press, and his column runs in every Black Press-owned newspaper in B.C. He presents a side, and we welcome writers who would like to present the other side. Indeed, we included a response from Mr. Larsen in our Letters section this week. Editorials, columns, blogs—they are all written to engage readers and stimulate conversation. BC Views last week certainly achieved both goals.

Good move, SD70 We applaud School District 70 officials for holding back a portion of payment to Yellowridge Construction until heating and cooling systems are running smoothly, and especially until the landscaping is tidied up. We also give students at ADSS a huge thumbs up for refusing to accept overgrown garden beds and dying trees, and trying to do something about it. — Alberni Valley News

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ICTORIA – As the B.C. Teachers’ Federation executive moseys back to the bargaining table after a summer off, I’m reminded of former education minister George Abbott’s thoughts on his time trying to establish a civil discussion with the province’s most militant union. It started with a lecture. “In my first meeting with the BCTF, and I gather this is characteristic of all first meetings with education ministers, the TF advises that yes, they are a union, but first and foremost they are social activists and agents of social change,” Abbott recalled. Their buzzword is “social justice,” which is portrayed by leftists as superior to plain old justice, in ways that are seldom defined. So what exactly are the goals of this “social

change”? Here’s some of what I’ve gleaned. Parents may recall the 2008 introduction of an elective high school course called Social Justice 12. This was mainly the result of intense protest by a couple of gay activist teachers, and the ministry curriculum describes its emphasis on inclusion of racial, cultural and sexual differences. That’s all good, and it’s now bolstered by urgently needed antibullying and empathy efforts at all grades. Then there is the BCTF version. It’s not just a battle against “racism, homophobia and sexism” but also “poverty and globalization.” The BCTF has a quarterly “Social Justice Newsletter” filled with predictable economic assumptions. Readers of the latest issue are reminded at length that

the United Nations takes a dim view of Canada’s record on human rights, including a right to housing. Undefined “poverty” statistics are cited, although Statistics Canada has nothing but incomplete relative measures. One article describes a social justice club for Grade 2 and 3 students, with activities that include collecting food bank donations and “writing to the premier asking for a systemic plan to address child poverty.” Leaving aside whether eight-year-olds can understand what “systemic” means, this rhetoric is taken directly from the tired old NDP policy book. It rests on the cherished myth that poverty is imposed by right-wing governments that refuse to double the minimum wage and pile more taxes

‘...this rhetoric is taken directly from the tired old NDP policy book.’

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on “the rich.” And what about that darned “globalization”? The BCTF still has a 2001 teaching guide on its website promoting the claim that Nike is uniquely guilty of making shoes and exercise gear in Third World sweatshops. Teachers are to instruct students how to organize a boycott of Nike, thus passing the received wisdom of campus radicalism to the next generation. This was all debunked years ago. Are Adidas, Reebok, Apple and Microsoft any different? Has nothing changed in 12 years? A quick web search will show this is a stale old tale with a convenient villain, to avoid complex questions. A BCTF official assures me this unit is being updated. Once that one is done, maybe they could check over their teaching unit on Enbridge’s Northern Gateway proposal, another labour of the union’s “social justice” truth team.

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Should the province raise the speed limit on some of its highways to 110 km/h from 80 km/h?

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Is BCTF critical of thinking? From / A10

Entitled “What We Stand To Lose With Pipelines and Supertankers,” it boasts wildlife photos and “key sources” from the left (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) to the far-left fringe (Pipe Up Network). It is another protesters’ guide designed around a pre-determined viewpoint. BCTF bosses love to talk about the importance of “critical thinking.” These onesided caricatures of Nike, Enbridge and other familiar villains seem designed to produce the opposite. They remind me

of George Orwell’s classic novel 1984, where loyal party members are required to focus on selected enemies in a daily ritual called the Two Minutes Hate. Perhaps this is a clue to why our school system produces so many students lacking in employment skills and bursting with demands for government-imposed wealth redistribution. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com Twitter:@tomfletcherbc tfletcher@blackpress.ca

Legion donation facts were incorrect To the Editor,

Re: Fir Park warmer and brighter after year-long makeover, Alberni Valley News, Oct. 10. The Alberni Valley News reported that Legion Branch 293 donated $92,000 towards the costs of Fir Park renovation. That is incorrect.

The money was part of the proceeds of the sale of the building on Fourth Avenue occupied by Legion Branch No. 55 Building Society. Both of these organizations are now defunct.

Brian Thorburn, Past vice president Legion Br. 55 Building Committee.

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Mailbag: Feedback on pot and pets Decriminalize marijuana

All I hear in Mr. Fletcher’s sad column is a personal dislike of Dana Larsen and his efforts. Mr. Fletcher says he has been a pot advocate for 20 years. So, could this be a personal dislike or jealousy of Dana? Our approval has been huge and motivating.

To the Editor,

Re: Marijuana ‘reeferendum’ misguided, BC Views, Oct. 10. There is a big difference between condoning marijuana use and protecting children from drugs. Decriminalization as proposed by “Sensible B.C.” acknowledges the social reality of marijuana and spares users criminal records. That’s a step in the right direction. What’s really needed is a legally regulated market with age controls. Separating the hard and soft drug markets is critical. As long as organized crime controls marijuana distribution, consumers will come into contact with sellers of hard drugs like cocaine, meth and heroin. This “gateway” is a direct result of marijuana prohibition. Marijuana is less harmful than legal alcohol. The plant has never been shown to cause an overdose death. It makes no sense to waste tax dollars on failed marijuana policies that finance organized crime and facilitate the use of hard drugs. Taxing and

Kim Blake, Port Alberni

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Sensible BC director Dana Larsen says he remains optimistic despite a slow start to the group’s marijuana reform petition.

regulating marijuana may send the wrong message to children, but I like to think the children are more important than the message.

Robert Sharpe, policy analyst Common Sense for Drug Policy, Washington, DC

Does Fletcher dislike Larsen? To the Editor,

Re: Marijuana “reeferendum” misguided. BC Views, Oct. 10. My name is Kim and I am the local organizer for Sensible

BC/Alberni Pacific Rim. I read this column and started to write Mr. Fletcher, but have shifted my disappointment to this newspaper. Today (Oct. 10), this long column was printed in your paper bashing our efforts and character. We are a grey haired, working class, taxpaying group of people who don’t appreciate being categorized into the stereotypical pothead image. We are all volunteers donating time and materials.

To the Editor, Re: After-hours pet care in the Alberni Valley.

Pets are family members, our best friends and to some they are our children. We worry when they are ill and lose sleep to watch over them. The grief we feel when they die takes a piece of our heart. To hear that vets don’t answer the call, we don’t understand. We rely on our vets for special care to safeguard our pets throughout their lives. Why are they not there in emergency? My dogs have had wonderful care from Valley vets from birth to the end of life. For 40 years Dr. Ken Aylard was my vet, and he answered many emergency calls at night. Sadly, before Dr. Aylard, I

watched ill or injured neighbourhood pets disposed of by end of a .22 rifle. Thankfully, this is 2013. I say my prayers, but I have not needed a vet in an emergency situation in awhile. But I know that can change in an instant. I heard from a neighbour who made that trip over the hump to the Nanaimo pet ER. Because of that reason, he told me, this would be his last dog they would own in Port Alberni. Winter weather, the hump and a frantic pet owner with an injured animal —not a good combination. Accidents will happen. There are also people who don’t drive or don’t have a vehicle. Maybe a solution might be a pet paramedic ambulance service to evaluate the animal or rotating emergency on-call night among vets in the Valley. Not just for your own vet patients. Even if a pet cannot be saved and all vets can do is hold our hand while we cry. Let it be a familiar face that ends the suffering of our loved pet. It would be a comfort to us to have you at our side.

M. Carniel, Port Alberni

Time to adopt more sensible pot laws in BC To the Editor,

Re: Marijuana ‘reeferendum’ misguided, BC Views, Oct. 10. Mr. Fletcher’s recent column misrepresented the Sensible BC campaign, and could lead to confusion about our efforts for a marijuana referendum. The ultimate aim of Sensible BC is to have BC’s marijuana industry regulated in a similar manner to

wine. Our proposed legislation, the Sensible Policing Act, is designed to bring us closer to that goal. The Sensible Policing Act has four components, all carefully designed to be within provincial jurisdiction. The first aspect is to redirect police resources away from being wasted on simple possession of marijuana. If Sensible BC is

successful, then tens of thousands of hours of police and court time would immediately be freed up to pursue real criminals. This means safer communities for everyone, and less backlog in our courts. Second, our legislation treats a minor in possession of marijuana exactly the same as if it were alcohol. Third, the Sensible Policing Act calls

upon the federal government to repeal marijuana prohibition, so that BC can regulate and tax it in a manner similar to wine and beer. This would send a powerful message of change to Ottawa, and give our prime minister the mandate to legalize. Finally, our legislation would create a BC commission to figure out the rules

needed to implement legalization. Like alcohol and tobacco, most of the regulation for legal marijuana would be determined at the provincial level. British Columbia cannot fully legalize marijuana without a change to federal law, but we can take some sensible steps in the right direction. That is what Sensible BC is all about.

Dana Larsen, Sensible BC

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proposal by Port Alberni to act as a shipping hub for both Metro Vancouver and Seattle is being pitched as a way to get trucks off the road by sending containers up the Fraser River by barge. The concept is that a $1-billion, 300-acre container handling

terminal would be built along the mouth of Alberni Inlet, where containers would be offloaded, organized and then floated on barges to destinations in the Lower Mainland and Puget Sound. Big container ships that now sail past Alberni Inlet could stop, offload all their cargo and return to sea, cutting off three to four days of extra sailing normally

spent visiting other terminals, says Port Alberni Port Authority manager Zoran Knezevic. Virtually no containers now go up the Fraser River but Knezevic said barges could readily reach the distribution centres of Walmart, Canadian Tire, Home Depot and most other major retailers that are dotted along the river in Richmond,

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Delta, Surrey and Coquitlam. That would reduce the amount of trucking now required to haul containers to those centres from either Burrard Inlet or Deltaport. “It’s a much more efficient, environmentally friendly and costeffective way to move containers,” said Knezevic, who presented the idea Wednesday to Metro Vancouver directors. He said the use of the river as a “natural highway” could reduce the one million containers moved by truck in the Lower Mainland each year, congesting the roads. The concept is still in the preliminary stages and no detailed business case has been prepared. But Knezevic said it has run into early skepticism and concern from Port Metro Vancouver officials, who fear port expansion opponents will seize on it as evidence their huge Terminal 2 container expansion proposal at Deltaport is unnecessary. He denies the Alberni proposal is a threat to Deltaport. “It’s not competitive, we’re not going to rob anybody,” Knezevic said. “We are looking at doubling the number of containers coming through Port Metro Vancouver so I think they could easily complement each other.” The Alberni port’s written presentation notes its “much smaller environmental impact” compared to Terminal 2. Richmond Mayor

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Map showing arrival of large container ships (far left) to Alberni Inlet, with containers moved by barge (middle) to customers in the Lower Mainland and on Puget Sound.

Malcolm Brodie said containers, and Port the Alberni proposal Alberni’s proposal is interesting because may be part of the smaller barges can solution. readily send goods Xotta noted up the river without terminals in Metro removing the Massey Vancouver have the Tunnel and attempting advantage of rail to dredge the channel access that brings deeper for contbig ships. ainers “This loaded offers a with possible forest opportproducts unity to or grain, restrucwhich ture the then end requireup empty –Zoran Knezevic and ments we have in perfectly the Lower posMainland where we itioned to take retail have congested roads, goods. very high cost of “We need to think land and a $3-billion about what’s getting project to take away back into that the George Massey container to go the tunnel and build a other way.” bridge,” Brodie said. Area mayors want Peter Xotta, Port the port to do more Metro Vancouver’s to extend their hours vice-president of operation, so of planning and trucks could haul operations, also told more containers Metro directors the at night instead of port will need to clogging roads during explore alternative commuting hours. methods of moving “Port Metro

‘It’s not competitive. We’re not going to rob anybody.’

Vancouver is very directly and aggressively attacking this issue,” Xotta said. He cited the construction of multiple overpasses that are reducing congestion at railway level crossings. Xotta said some night offloads do happen from port terminals but it tends not to be done with enough advance notice for destination warehouses to be open to receive at night. He said the Terminal 2 proposal also allows for short-sea shipping options, but he confirmed the port supports the concept of removing the tunnel to expand shipping on the river. Xotta cautioned that dredging the river deeper for shipping would be challenging due to potential implications for the environment, river hydrology and the stability of existing crossings.

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“Commuting was definitely worth it,” Upgrade your high school Kleywegt said. “I paid less tuition than grades tuition-free at NIC I would have at other institutions, and instructors like (School of Business Thinking of going back to school, Department Chair) Bill Parkinson were but not sure you have all the entry so understanding. It really helped that requirements? No problem! he’s from Port Alberni. He understood NIC’s tuition-free high school level where I was coming from and at math, English, and science classes graduation when I walked across the allow you to learn in scheduled classes, stage he shouted ‘Go, Alberni!’ — it on your own, or a combination of the made such a difference.” two to meet your learning style. Kleywegt is now the marketing Continuous entry classes, available in coordinator for the Port Boat House Grade 9 to 12 math and English, feel Ltd, a Vancouver Island boat dealer more like one-on-one tutoring than a based in Port Alberni, where she is lecture. You’ll learn at your own pace, creating a corporate social media with instructor support. profile, coordinating boat shows and sales events, and refining the “Classes are designed to be available and flexible,” said math instructor company’s print advertising. Nadine Simpson. “Students should “I’m so fortunate to start a career I love know all upgrading classes are tuition in Port Alberni,” she said. free and that they can still go to work, Interested exploring your business take care of the kids, and do this. options this winter? Online courses “There’s no risk. If you can’t complete are available individually, or as part of a course within four months, you can the certificate. withdraw without penalty, re-register,

Kleywegt signed up for North Island College’s Business Administration certificate in Port Alberni, which is now offered online to allow students Find out more: to work and begin their degree in a www.nic.bc.ca/business

I’m so fortunate to start a career I love in Port Alberni.” Tanya Kleywegt, Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

and start where you left off. You don’t have to repeat information you’ve already learned.” Find out more: www.nic.bc.ca/upgrading

TEACHING: MAKING AN INFORMED DECISION (EDU-102) Interested in becoming a teacher? Learn the skills needed to positively interact in one-on-one and group settings. Develop competencies to work effectively with children, youth, and adults. COMPOSITION & INDIGENOUS LITERATURE II (ENG-126) Study the elements of 20th century fiction, poetry and theatre from indigenous peoples from North America and around the world while you improve your ability to write critical essays. INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY II (GEO-112) Explore urban and economic geography while you examine the concepts used to analyze the patterns recognized in the distribution and structures of economic activities and urban settlements. HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH, MATH, AND SCIENCE Upgrade your high school English, math, and science tuition free for entry into business, university studies, trades, and health careers next fall. You pay only for books and supplies. Choose from flexible, independent study with instructor support or classroom learning. More courses available at www.nic.bc.ca/programs

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NIC foundation award ceremonies Celebrate the achievements of North Island College students receiving scholarships and bursaries from generous community members in Port Alberni. Alberni Athletic Hall, starting at 7 pm

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FREE Landscape Horticulture program begins for eligible students Class begins for students interested in working in municipal parks, golf courses, garden centres, and more. Find out more call Leanne at 250724-8705 or visit www.nic.bc.ca/esa.

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Annual dog show here The Alberni Valley Kennel Club is hosting the 49th Annual Full Breed Dog Show this weekend. The event is being

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Five generations of the Day family gather for a portrait at Westhaven earlier this month: Kathleen Day, centre, born in Port Alberni in 1919, is flanked by her daughter, Pamela Day, left; her granddaughter, Angela Walker, right; her great-granddaughter, Nikita Schutt, second from right; and great-greatgranddaughter, Zoey Schutt. All live in the Alberni Valley.

Roland Wickett, Manager of the Port Alberni branch of Coast Realty Group, is very pleased to welcome Lukh Saran to our successful team of Port Alberni real estate specialists. LUKH SARAN Lukh, who was born and raised locally, has over five years of real estate experience here and brings his marketing and strong negotiation skills to complement our group. Lukh has recently become licensed in property management and will be also helping us in that department. An advocate of a healthy lifestyle, Lukh is a proud family man with a love for the challenge of matching Buyers with their perfect home. We believe that his character and expertise will ensure his success and that of his clients. Lukh can be reached in our offices at Johnson and Ian, by office phone at 250-723-1800, on cellular at 250-731-9797, or by email at homesforsalepa@hotmail.com. His website is www. albernihomesales.ca. Coast Realty Group is the largest independent real estate company on Vancouver Island. We have 14 offices throughout the central Island area and are dedicated to ethical and professional customer service.

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The Stamp River is running fast, trees are burnished gold and copper and fish are mightily fighting their way upriver to spawn. All this activity is happening at Stamp Falls Provincial Park. Visitors can watch salmon resting in the fish ladder via big-screen TV, top left, set up in a new frame right at the falls. Be cautious: bears like the fish just as much as humans do, and they can be found throughout the park.

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Capitol opens costume room for public Halloween rentals The Capitol Theatre is opening its costume room to the public for Halloween rentals. Ever wish you could dress up in an elaborate zombie wedding garb, or be a Russian art diva, pirate, rocker or something else? The Halloween Costume Blitz is the place to look. All costumes come

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Kaara Plater smashes her pumpkin with the ‘mallet of justice’ while others wait their turn, Saturday at Gyro Park.

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Two dozen people showed up at Gyro Park for the second annual pumpkin races on Saturday. The event began last year as a fun activity between friends and neighbours, organizer Maggie O’Neill said. They moved to a hill beside the Gyro youth centre when

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the crowd became too large for the back alley. “We used to go to the races in Manhattan and Redondo Beach with friends. It was just so much fun,” O’Neill said. “We’re Americans and it’s not really our Thanksgiving holiday. We thought, ‘let’s play with food.’”

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Participants went online to learn to build their pumpkins: axles have to go through the pumpkin and there is a science to it, O’Neill said. Of course, some people are going to try and get around the rules. So this year, organizers added a “mallet of justice” to the mix. “We needed to have something to level the playing field. If you

cheat, you get it.” That means the pumpkin racer is smashed with the mallet. This was a popular way to conclude the races, as kids took turns destroying their creations once the races were finished. “No matter how you try and get your physics right, you’re still matching wits with a rotting vegetable.” editor@albernivalleynews.com

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THUR. OCT 17 ◆ HISTORICAL LECTURE at the Alberni Valley Museum. Topic: the Stewart and McMillian Bloedell. Guest speaker: Jamie Morton. Call 250-7244855 for more info. ◆ FLIPPERS AND FLUKES a multimedia presentation investigating the whales, dolphins, porpoises, and sea turtles in B.C. At the Alberni Valley Museum. Starts: 7 p.m. Free admission.

they help James to fight Cancer. From 6-8 p.m.

SAT. OCT 19 ◆ TEA AND BAZAAR at Legion Branch 293. From 1-3 p.m. Admission: $4 regular and $3 seniors. ◆ KAZURI JEWELRY from Kenya for sale. At Char’s Landing on Argyle Street. From 12-3 p.m. Legion Branch 293. Admission: $2. A PaGO Grannies initiative.

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◆ FAMILY FUN DANCE at John Howitt Elementary School. A dance with all kinds of fun and exciting games and prizes to raise money for the Albrecht Family as

FRI. OCT 25

◆ SPOOKTACULAR FUN at Stepping Stones Daycare, 4645 Helen St. There will be games with prizes, raffle items as well as hotdogs, pizza, refreshments and other goodies.

SAT. OCT 26 ◆ GOD LIGHTS OUR WORLD at the Salvation Army complex on Redford Street. From 1-4 p.m. For children ages 4-12. Hosted by AV United, Salvation Army and Trinity AnglicanLutheran Churches. ◆ TEA AND BAZAAR sponsored by the Sunshine Club. From 1-3 p.m. at Echo Centre. Activities include bouncy tents, face painting, cake walk, crafts, games and more. Hot dogs

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WED. OCT 30 ◆ HALLOWEEN SWIM at Echo Centre, from 6:30-8 p.m. Costume contest @ 6 pm, Free admission with costume. Prizes, games, spooky treats.

THUR. OCT 31 ◆ HALLOWEEN DANCE at Carly’s Lounge, 4963 Angus St. From 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. No cover charge. Costumes encouraged.

SAT. NOV 2 ◆ TEA AND BAZAAR organized by the Order of the Eastern Star. From 11:30 a. m. to 1:30 p.m. At the United Church on Church Street. Lunch includes soup, sandwich, pie and tea or coffee for $7. Door prize, new and used, baking, hamper draw. ◆ WCGH FALL BAZAAR

Hudson Hagen joined our team in 2011 and does an excellent job – he has never received a complaint! A Grade 9 student, his favourite subject is Science. Hudson enjoys playing the guitar and fishing in his spare time. Hudson likes to deliver the paper because it gives him a chance to meet new people in his neighbourhood and the pay is helping him save for a car.

at Echo Centre from 1-3 p.m. Baking, knitting, plants. books, toys and dolls and more. Tea room: $5. All proceeds go to purchase hospital equipment.

ONGOING ◆ COMMUNITY ARCHIVES at the Alberni Valley Museum is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers available to answer questions on local history, help with family records and other research. Phone 250-723-2181, local 267. ◆ ALBERNI VALLEY STARFLEET CHAPTER meets the second Thursday of every month. At Echo Centre, 6 p.m. For info. call 250-7247293. ◆ FREE DROP-IN at Hilton Centre, 4325 Neill St. On Mondays from 10-11 a.m. For parents of children up

to age five. Call 250735-3022. ◆ FUN NIGHT on Friday nights at Legion Branch No. 293, 4680 Victoria Quay. Starts at 5 p.m. Food available. Nominal admission fee. ◆ JAM SESSIONS every Sunday at Legion Branch No. 293. From 2-7 p.m. ◆ SUNSHINE CLUB book club. Meets every second Thursday from 12:45 - 2:15 pm in the Hemlock Room at Echo Centre. For more info call directors Alexander or Pat Miller at 250-7242246. ◆ ALBERNI VALLEY COMMUNITY BAND meets Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. in the E. J. Dunn band room. Flutes, saxophones, and brasses are needed but all instruments are welcome. For info: 250-723-1903 or 250735-0128.

CITY OF PORT ALBERNI PUBLIC NOTICE Uptown Revitalization Tax Exemption Program At a regular meeting on September 23rd, 2013, Council for the City of Port Alberni provided three readings to “City of Port Alberni Revitalization Tax Exemption Program, Bylaw No. 4824”. This Bylaw is intended to encourage investment in the uptown area by encouraging property owners to create new commercial space, new multi-family residential space, improve existing commercial buildings and multi-family residential buildings, thereby revitalizing and increasing the esthetic appeal of the uptown.

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The two main components of the proposed Bylaw are: •

With a minimum $1 million investment the Owner is eligible to apply for a 100% municipal tax exemption on the assessed value of improvements (buildings) for a maximum 10 year term. The accumulated exemption amount cannot exceed 25% of the total project budget.

With a minimum $100,000 investment the Owner is eligible to apply for a 100% municipal tax exemption on assessed value improvements (buildings) for a maximum 5 year term. The accumulated exemption amount cannot exceed 25% of the total project budget.

The exemption will apply only to improvements, the City will continue to collect taxes on the land. Eligible properties and qualifications are identified in the Bylaw which is available for public inspection during regular office hours, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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Council will consider adoption of the Bylaw at its regular meeting of October 28th, 2013. Public input regarding the Bylaw received in writing by 12 noon on October 23rd, 2013 will be included as part of Council’s agenda. For further information, please contact: Davina Hartwell, City Clerk City of Port Alberni 4850 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V8 Tel. 250 720-2810 Email: davina_hartwell@portalberni.ca

◆ ALATEEN at the Alano Club, 3028 Second Ave. From 11 a.m. to 12 noon. For teens ages 13-17. For info. call 250-724-6826 or 250-723-7223. ◆ CHOIR MEMBERS NEEDED Barkley Sound Choir welcomes new members in advance of new program to celebrate Alberni Valley Centennial. Practice is at 6:45 p.m. at the United Church, 2474 Church St. Contact Sylvia at 250-7237185 or Peter at 250724-5206. ◆ FUN DARTS at Legion Branch No. 293. From 2:30-4:30 p.m. every Tuesday. ◆ VOLUNTEERS NEEDED volunteers with calm obedient dogs requested by the St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program. Contact Pat Threlfall at 250-714-5264. ◆ TY WATSON HOUSE HOSPICE is looking for people to work in the kitchen preparing meals and offering hospitality. Interested volunteers may call Theresa at 250-7234478 for more info. ◆ BETA SIGMA PHI’S Preceptor Gamma Beta chapter meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Call Lorna at 250-7242487. ◆ MEN’S DART LEAGUE, looking for players and teams. New players will receive a set of darts. Drop in nights planned as well. Call Bill 250731-6930 for info. ◆ ART GALLERY OFFERING, L7 Art Gallery is accepting local and surrounding area artwork commission free. The gallery is at 4922 Bishop Ave. For more info. call 250-7236996. ◆ MEAT DRAW, Saturdays at 4 p.m. at Polly’s Pub, Hospitality Inn. Proceeds to Mid Island Kidney Association. ◆ Do you have an item for our calendar? If so, please contact our newsroom at editor@ albernivalleynews.com


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The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #293 annually present bursaries and scholarships to deserving students. Deric Netzer, second from right standing, received the Howe-Tassie memorial Bursary Fund Scholarship and is seen here with his family, clockwise from left front are Melissa Netzer, Bill McLaren, Mariah Netzer, Deric and Anita Netzer.

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SPORTS US college scouts Alberni hoopster WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Hard work, dedication and two-way talent has garnered a local basketball player the attention of an American college scout. Josh DeJong, 17, is a Grade 12 guard with the Alberni Armada senior boys basketball team. While some high school students were sleeping in over the summer months DeJong was at the Jericho Road Church gym working his conditioning, improving his shooting, and lifting weights. The hard work paid off for the two-way guard who was named defensive player of the year. He received a visit in August from Jesse Brown, head coach of the Tacoma Community College Titans men’s basketball team. “He has a good work ethic, was putting up shots and he knows how to guard a player,” Brown said in a telephone interview. “He also comes from a good family and that speaks to high integrity, something that colleges look for in a player.” Brown found out about DeJong through a mutual friend of Harold Lefty Williams, the Armada junior boys’ coach and made the trip to Port

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ADSS senior Josh DeJong has attracted the attention of the Tacoma Community College Titans Men’s basketball team.

Alberni. The Titans play in the nine-team Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges western division. They were 16-0 in league play and won their sixth regional title in eight years. Brown liked what he saw, he said. But if DeJong hopes to earn a second look at recruiting time he has to get stronger and work on his ball handling. “He wants to be a point-guard so he’s going to have to become more vocal.”

DeJong will have his work cut out for him. The Titans had their first workouts of the season this week and the team includes 15 freshman players. “It’s a tough place to play. But if he puts in work it’s not far-fetched that he could end up here,” Brown said. DeJong first played basketball under the watchful eye of his father, a former standout with ADSS in 1986. The younger DeJong stood out from other players, dad said.

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‘Dogs net new backstopper SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have acquired another goaltender in a trade with Merritt Centennials. Connor LaCouvee, originally from Qualicum Beach, comes to the Bulldogs after compiling a 4-0 record and .918 save percentage in four games with the Cents. “Our relationship goes back few years when (LaCouvee) was here in camp,” Bulldogs’ head coach Kevin Willison said. “We see potential in him. He’s big, he’s athletic, he’s a focused young man and he knows what he wants.” LaCouvee attended training camp with the Bulldogs in 2011-12, but was snatched up by Cowichan Valley Capitals when the Bulldogs hesitated to commit to him. With LaCouvee’s arrival, the Bulldogs had three

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Merritt Centennials goalie Connor LaCouvee will now be suiting up for the AV Bulldogs.

goaltenders—Tyger Howat joined the team last month and Brad Rebagliati was still with the team. To make room for LaCouvee, Rebagliati has been released.

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Rebagliati was poised to take over the starting slot when Jay Deo headed to the NCAA after last season, but he never took command of the position.

“With our start at the beginning of the year and Brad struggling a little bit trying to find his game, we couldn’t give him the time he needed to develop,” Willison said. LaCouvee is the Bulldogs’ fourth goaltender: Blake Pearson also donned the Bulldog uni for a few games. LaCouvee is well-travelled: he was traded by the Cowichan Valley Capitals in June to the Nanaimo Clippers when Caps’ coach Bob Beatty said last June he would probably get more playing time. “We felt as a 19-yearold, if he wasn’t going to be the starting goaltender, it wouldn’t have been fair,” Beatty told the Cowichan News Leader. LaCouvee played 20 games for the Caps last season and finished with a 3.61 goals-against average and .904 save percentage.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS   Emcon Services Inc, Road and Bridge Maintenance contractor, is looking for Auxiliary Equipment Operators for the current winter season to perform a variety of winter related road maintenance activities including operating snowplows and sanding trucks.  Operators are needed for Parksville, Nanaimo, Port Alberni and Ucluelet. QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE: â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘

Valid BC Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Licence (minimum Class 3 / air). Proven highway trucking experience Experience driving tandem axle vehicles and Operating a variety of transmissions. Pre-employment drug screening

Qualified applicants are invited to submit rĂŠsumĂŠs, along with photocopy of driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence, an up-to-date driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract and references to substantiate driving experience to: Emcon Services Inc. 1435 Springhill Road Parksville, BC V9P 2T2 Fax: 250-248-5574 * Please specify the area that you would be able to work *


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

RENTALS

RENTALS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

DRYWALL

HOBBIES & CRAFTS

APARTMENT/CONDO

SUITES, LOWER

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

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

PORT ALBERNI: Carmoor Building at the Harbour Quay, deluxe adult oriented 1 & 2 bdrm loft Apts for lease. 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ceilings, F/S, D/W, microwave, W/D, A/C, gas F/P. No pets, no smokers, refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Call (250)724-5040.

PORT ALBERNI- 2 Bdrms. Avail now. F/S, W/D. $700. utils, cable and internet. Call 250-723-0390 leave msg.

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PETS FREE KITTENS to good home. Call (250)723-7966.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FRIENDLY FRANK 4 WHEEL WALKER complete w/brakes, seat and basket, $99. (250)724-1997. DOOR, EXTERIOR, 36 wide x 80 long, white, $25. Call (250)723-8761.

CRIMINAL RECORD? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

FORTRESS 1700-MOBILITY SCOOTER. New 2 batteries w/charger, fully serviced. Adjustable Captains Seat. $990. Del Avail. 250-248-1281(eve)

NICE COTTAGE, small yard, $600 (some utilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d), avail immed. Call (250)999-0139.

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SOUTH PORT: 4-plex, 1 bdrm with large patio, quiet area. Incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heat, hydro, cable. $625. Tri-plex, large 1 bdrm main floor. Incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heat, hydro. $650. 4-plex, 2 and 3 bdrm units. Incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heat, hydro and cable. $680-$850. Duplex, 2 bdrm. Incldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heat, hydro. $750. Call (250)723-4387, (250)720-3190.

ARROWSMITH GOLF passes for sale. 5 - 18 hole @ $20. each and 35 - 9 hole @ 10. each. Call 250-752-2263 E-BIKE- â&#x20AC;&#x153;VELOTEQ Cougar IIâ&#x20AC;?, $750. (250)724-2486 or 250-735-7897.



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FLEA MARKET Loonie Twoonie, Port Alberni Friendship Centre 3555 4th Ave. Sat, Oct 19, 9-4pm. Grand Prize golden buggy over $350 worth of groceries. Tables available for more info call or text Linda (250)730-0677.

PORT ALBERNI- 4997 Gertrude- Toys and crafts supplies from closed daycare. Lots of books and other stuff. Sat, Oct 19, 9-1pm.

QUALICUM BEACH 583 Hollywood Rd Friday Oct. 18, 9am-6pm., Saturday Oct. 19, 9am-6pm., Sunday Oct. 20, 9am-6pm. 2500 sq ft fully furnished home. Nothing cherry picked, top of the line. From household items to Thomasville furniture, 1800â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s curved glass china cabinet, Samsung flat screen TV, Kitchen Aid mixer and lots of antiques. Everything goes!! Pay by Visa or MC. View at www.estateliquidators.ca SATURDAY, OCT 19, 9 am 12:30 pm. 5845 Brown Road. Lots of goodies: Childrensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Halloween costumes,toys, etc! SATURDAY, OCT 19th, 4695 North Park Dr., 8am-2pm, rain or shine. Interesting stuff, collectibles.

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PORT ALBERNI- 3235 Old Nanaimo Rd (the road between Holly Golf Course & Wal Mart), Sat, Oct 19, 9-4pm. Neighbourhood Sale! PORT ALBERNI- 3995 5th Ave, Sat, Oct 19, 8am-1pm. Tools and household.

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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 us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED SCRAP METAL; Fridges, freezers, washers, dryers, electric/wood stoves, lawn mowers & other recyclable metal, free pick up. Call Richard 250-723-0855.

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PORT ALBERNI: 2 bdrm furnished or unfurnished. RV space. 2 car garage. Large fenced yard. Rent negotiable. Refâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. (250)913-0023. PORT ALBERNI (good area)3 bdrm+ ensuite, F/S, D/W. NP/NS, no partiers. Refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

SHARED ACCOMMODATION

MOTOR BIKE CARRIER with slide in hitch, for 2 bikes. Paid $1250 asking $700 obo. Call 250-736-1980. TIRES, LT275/70 R18 (Cooper Discovery S/T) for sale. Call (250)723-8761 for info.

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

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PORT ALBERNI- 2.5 bdrm spacious apt, w/carport & balcony. NS/NP. Avail now. $700. Refs reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Call (250)7244688.

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COVERED RV STORAGE. 30â&#x20AC;&#x2122;D x 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; tall, secure & insured. $1000./year. Beaver Creek. Frank (250)731-5854.

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2009 WINNEBAGO ERA Limited. Diesel CRD170XL, 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122;, 15,500 miles. Original owner. Bath w/sink & shower, patio awning, A/C, furnace, propane gen., micro, TV. $71,900.00 250-752-4736 / 403-691-5639

TRUCKS & VANS 2005 JIMMY- 2 door, 4x4, 1 owner, 80,000 km, excellent condition. $6000 obo. Call (250)390-9369. ESTATE SALE. 2000 Ford F350 - 4x4 Supercab Lariat. 7.3L power stroke Turbo Diesel. Many extras, one owner. 156,808 original kms. Phone 1(250)479-4238, Victoria

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Dr. Hans Waldmann passed away peacefully on Monday, October 7, 2013 with his beloved family by his side. Dad was born in Stettin, Germany in 1920. He moved to Canada in 1952 and went on to become a Radiologist and was the Chief Radiologist at the Westcoast General Hospital in Port Alberni for many years. He also practiced in Comox, Parksville, Cumberland and Campbell River. Dad was a passionate animal lover for the 92 years he was alive. Throughout his life, he would always take the time to help or save an animal, including stopping on the highway to rescue a German shepherd To solve a Sudoku puzzle, that someone had thrown out of a truck. Dad leaves every number 1 toloved 9 him dearly including behind many people who his lovingappear wife of 53in: years, Mary Ann; his daughters, must Claire (Gary) Conrad, Carol (Eric Picard) Waldmann; â&#x20AC;˘ his Each the nine Caitlin, vertical columns and four of grandchildren: Carolyn, Kira and Dmitri. His wonderful sensehorizontal of humour, warm heart â&#x20AC;˘ Each of the nine rows and generous spirit will be sadly missed. We love â&#x20AC;˘ and Each the x Dad. 3 boxes you willof miss younine every 3 day Rest in peace. Donations can be made to the SPCA at http://support.spca.bc.ca/goto/Hans_Waldmann. Tributes and condolences may be left at www.hendersonsabbotsfordfunerals.com.

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MOBILE HOMES & PADS

ECOPED BIKE by City Go, (electric bike). Runs well, with charger, $500 obo. Call (250)723-4449, Pt. Alberni.

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PAD FOR rent in beautiful, well-kept, mobile home park, close to everything in Pt. Alberni. Paved road, 50+ park. Small lot avail., would suit park model. $270. 1-888-684-4290.

SOLID HONEY Oak dining set - Sacrifice at $975. obo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Contemporaryâ&#x20AC;?, 8 years old. Table: 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; long w/2 18â&#x20AC;? leafs, 6 chairs, 2 with arms. 2 piece hutch w/lights, seats on chairs sage green. Excellent condition. ($7000. new) (250)752-1973.

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Maegan has been delivering 52 papers on her North Port route since March 2013. She is a Grade 8 student and her favourite subject is Band. In her spare time she likes to sing and hang out with friends. Maegan likes to spend the money she earns at Walmart. Maegan enjoys being an Alberni Valley News carrier because she is her own boss.

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Local Freemasons took part in the Read and Feed program, which was held at Alberni Elementary School.

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Whether they’re

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ach year the members of Euclid Lodge # 158 in Port Alberni invite their neighbours, friends and relatives to their annual fundraising loonie/toonie night. It was decided by lodge members that each year they would take a portion of the funds raised and return them back into the local area. This year their choice was to help the Alberni Valley

◆ COMMUNITY Neighbour Link Society which runs their “Read and Feed” program for the elementary schools in Port Alberni. On Oct. 9, WM W Bro. Ralph Rayner, RW Bro. Ron Yates DDGM District No. 22 (who is also a member of Euclid Lodge), RW Bro. Andy Murray Past DDGM District No. 5 and current director of ceremonies at Euclid Lodge, IPM W.

Bro. Sandy McRuer attended the “Read and Feed Program” at Alberni Valley Elementary School. There, they and were put to work at 7:45 a.m. by the volunteers: cooking toast, pouring juice, cutting cheese and cucumbers and preparing the tables and chairs. At 8:15 a.m. the children attending the program started to arrive and by 8:45 a.m., 62 children had

enjoyed a breakfast and books being read to them. Prior to the bell ringing for classes, Euclid Lodge members presented a cheque in the amount of $500 to help the “Read and Feed” program continue their daily breakfast initiative. Amongst all of this was RW Bro. Bill Allen Past DDGM District No. 5, who volunteers with the “Read and feed “ program.

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“He was keen, he worked hard and he picked up the game easily.” DeJong stuck with the game through AW Neill Middle School and played house soccer as well. He took a year off basketball in Grade 9, but he stayed involved in the game by helping coach at middle school. “I missed it, I really missed it. But I had to take that year off,” he said. DeJong took up the game again in Grade 10, working extra hard on getting up to speed with the rest of the

team who were a year ahead of him in skill development. His hard work was rewarded at the end of the season when the team presented him with best defensive player of the year accolades. DeJong played again in Grade 11, and he attracted the attention of Williams, a former Globetrotter and standout college player. Williams, who, grew up in the basketball hotbed of the US. saw in DeJong a player with talent he hadn’t yet tapped. “Athletes can recognize other

athletes and I could see potential in him but he needed some fine tuning,” said Williams, a former college defensive player of the year. With that, DeJong worked all summer on his shooting, conditioning and weight lifting. And he continued to hone his defensive game. “I was always taught that defense wins games so that’s what I worked hard on,” he said. He hopes to study chemistry or biology while playing college basketball. reporter@albernivalleynews.com Twitter.com/AlberniNews

The Alberni Valley Rescue Squad wishes to thank the members of the public who assisted in the Mt Arrowsmith Rescue of the injured hiker on Sep 21-23rd.

Your help was invaluable!

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LaCouvee started this season with Nanaimo but was traded for future considerations to the Grande Prairie Storm of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The Storm sent LaCouvee to Merritt Centennials less than two weeks later, again for future considerations. “He’s put on a few miles in the last little bit,” Willison said Wednesday prior to the Bulldogs’ game against Cowichan. “He practiced with us this morning and he’s pretty excited.” LaCouvee was due to start Wednesday’s game. The Bulldogs also this week acquired defenceman Brodie Clowes and future considerations from the Whitecourt Wolverines of the AJHL in exchange for Luke Fenske. They also released forward Dean Allison. Clowes was originally a fifth-round draft pick in 2010 by the Chilliwack Bruins of the Western Hockey League. He broke into junior hockey with the Olds Grizzlys (AJHL) in 2011-12. At six-foot-two and 195 pounds, the righthanded blueliner plays physically and has a good shot from the point. editor@albernivalleynews.com With a file from Cowichan News Leader


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THE ARTS

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Photo exhibit still on at Rollin MELISSA MARTIN

Quickfacts

Arts Around

The Rollin Art Centre’s current exhibit will run until Nov. 9. This exciting photography exhibit is on loan from North Island College International in Campbell River. The Community Arts Council is pleased to introduce Carlos Reyes-Manzo and his collection of photographs titled: “Rights and WrongsThe Resilience of the World’s Indigenous People”. Rollin Art Centre Gallery is located at the corner of Eighth Avenue and Argyle Street and is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Mondays. Wheelchair accessible, admission is by donation.

‘Sense’ational kids classes Join artists Kelly Poirier and Dorothy Jarvis at Rollin Arts Centre, when we host two children’s art workshops. 1. “Sense”sational Saturday for children ages 5-9, for younger children where we will explore the styles of artists from Jackson Pollock to Matisse using all kinds of messy (read: FUN) techniques from spaghetti painting, splatter painting, stick drawing and collage. This is a six-session art class that starts Oct. 26 and runs until

Correction An unfortunate typographical error appeared in the Oct. 10 edition of Arts Around, and we’d like to acknowledge how sincerely we regret any convenience this might have caused the Rollin Art Centre or writer Melissa Martin. The mistake was entirely ours.

◆ 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.

Dec. 7 from 10 am – noon, every Saturday. 2. “Georgia and the Garden” is a multimedia (watercolour, pastel, acrylic, ink, charcoal) exploration of the work of Georgia O’Keefe (large abstract florals, bones, landscape) using the inspiration of the garden and local materials, this art class is for 7-12 year olds. This class is being offered every Monday afterschool from 3:154:30 for six weeks. The class starts Oct. 28 and runs until Dec. 9. Each class costs $80 for the six weeks

and covers material and supplies. Space is limited so sign up now. Call the Rollin Art Centre 250-7243412 for more info.

Art workshops rescheduled Rollin Art Centre will hold a two-day art workshop with artist Cynthia Bonesky, Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mixed Media Techniques for art journaling, card making, scrapbooking and fine art. A complete supply list is available at Rollin Art Centre when you register. Cost is $50 for the weekend. Space is limited so book now.

An Evening Out with Mallons Portal Players Dramatic Society and helloalberni.com are pleased to announce the return of “An Evening Out”, a night of live music and chats, on Saturday, Oct. 19, at The Capitol Theatre. This time the event features three generations of the Mallon family, well-known local musicians. Patriarch Hank is joined on stage by son Mike and grandson Carson. This

event benefits a local organization, and the Mallon’s have chosen Ty Watson House and the Alberni Hospice Society to receive a portion of funds raised. “An Evening Out” is sponsored by The Graphics Factory, with tickets available now from The Capitol Theatre box office. Online ticket purchases are available now through a link on www. atthecapitol.org. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, with partial proceeds going to Ty Watson House. Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm. The next Evening Out showcase is planned for Nov. 17.

Celebrating with light The Community Arts Council will hold 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 250-724-3412 for more info on how to be part of this wonderful community event.

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The Lion The Bear The Fox play new releases at Char’s Landing on Oct. 17.

Music heals with Island band When the Lion the Bear the Fox performs in Port Alberni this Thursday, Oct. 17, music fans will get a chance to hear new songs from the band’s just-released EP and help bridge the gap for music therapy patients on Vancouver Island. This fall, the Vancouver- and Ladysmith-based trio, Christopher Arruda

and Cory Woodward of Vancouver and Ryan McMahon of Ladysmith, has partnered with Music Heals to raise money to bring Bandwagon, a mobile recording studio used by music therapists, to Vancouver Island. Each show along the Lion the Bear the Fox’s We’d Be Good Men EP release tour this month will benefit

that campaign.

Port Alberni music fans can be part of that magic on Oct. 17 at Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle St., at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $15 for adults or $12 for seniors and can be purchased at Gayle’s Fashions or reserved by e-mailing info@ charslanding.com. Tickets at the door will be $18 and $15.

PLEASE JOIN US AT LITERACY ALBERNI SOCIETY’S

CULTURAL SHARING FESTIVAL A time to Celebrate and embrace all cultures with food, dance, music and camaraderie

Autumn Art ClAsses The first 2 workshops both run for 6 sessions with local artists, Kelly Poirier and Dorothy Jarvis. 1. “SenSe” Sational SaturdayS: Saturdays 10-noon, Starting october 26th and runs until december 7, 2013 / 6 sessions / $80 / ages 5-9 Children’s art programming offering a variety of “sensory” experiences, exploring painting, mark making and sculpting with a variety of materials and methods that will get their creativity flowing and their spirits soaring. Join instructor Kelly Poirier and guests Saturday Mornings from October 26 through to December for two hours of exploratory fun. Art supplies provided, please wear clothes that can get VERY messy & pack your children a light snack and water. What the children will do: Marble Painting, Spaghetti Painting, drip and splatter painting, Ink drawings using found objects/natural objects from the garden, Rubbings from natures objects, Found items and assemblage collage/construction, Ripped paper collage and creations 3. Mixed Media techniqueS With cynthia BoneSky For art journaling, card making, scrapbooking, and fine art. 2 day workshop, Saturday, Dec. 14 & Sunday, Dec. 15, from 10 am to 4 pm; You will be exploring collage, stamping, painting and so on –small projects in each technique. Complete supply list available at Rollin Art Centre. Cost is $50

2. GeorGia & the GardenS: Monday afternoons 3:154:30, starting october 28th & runs until december 9th / 6 sessions / $80 / ages 7-12 Together with local artist and painter Kelly Poirier (and guests) explore the Rollin Art Centre garden and the works of artist Georgia O’Keefe. O’Keefe was deeply inspired by the forms presented in nature, by flowers particularly. Using the Rollin Arts Centre setting and the rugged materials of the west coast (driftwood, stones, shells) students will learn about color, value, shading and other art fundamentals through the work of Georgia O’Keefe and their own explorations of art. Learning Outcomes: Color, value, composition and the love of art and nature.

rollin art centre 3061 8th ave. 250-724-3412

SATURDAY, OCT. 19TH 5PM-8PM DOORS OPEN AT 4:30PM ECHO COMMUNITY CENTRE • • • •

Bring favorite heritage dish (potluck dinner) Enjoy the food & entertainment Tickets are FREE but required for this event, Please RSVP to Alana by October 17, 2013

Please contact Alana at Literacy Alberni Society 5100-E Tebo Ave. Port Alberni • 250-723-7323 www.literacyalberni.ca • Email: alana@literacyalberni.ca


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The Wheat in the Barley

◆ ENTERTAINMENT

Folk group Wheat in the Barley are performing at Char’s Landing on Argyle Street, Sunday, Oct. 20. Showtime is at 1:30 p.m. . Tix at $15 in advance and $18 at door. PHOTO SUBMITTED

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Canadian Folk Music Award nominee Jadea is bringing her sound to Char’s Landing on Oct. 18.

Jadea comes to Alberni Jadea is coming to Port Alberni. She is playing on Friday, Oct. 18 at Char’s Landing on Argyle Street. The Kelly family has worked and sacrificed on the land for three generations.

It was on the farm that Jadea composed the majority of ‘Clover’. Jadea’s 2010 album Eastbound Platform (her first) earned a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for emerging artist of the

year. Jadea has appeared on recordings by Catherine McLellan and Protest The Hero and on stages with the likes of Stuart Maclean’s Vinyl Cafe and Justin Rutledge. On shownight, doors

open 7p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information call (250) 730-1636 Char’s Landing is located at 4815 Argyle St.

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Petition available to sign in several locations From / A8

“I think they’re (Sensible BC) doing the right thing. I think Port Alberni could be a much better place if we try and fulfill what they’re doing.” So far the local district has collected about 1,200 signatures, Blake said, but they need 3,500 from this riding to

reach the minimums required. Volunteers are set up every Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot across from Starbucks. On Tuesdays they are in the empty lot at Gertrude Street and Southgate, across from Roger Creek Park, from 11:30 a.m.

to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays they are at West Coast Hemp on Third Avenue from 12–2 p.m. Canvassers go doorto-door with petitions on the remaining days of the week, and are identifiable by their Sensible BC buttons and paperwork. They are only asking for signatures, Blake said.

Volunteers will also be in Ucluelet on Tuesday, Oct. 22 all day at the Blackberry Cove Marketplace. For more information, please phone Blake at 250724-9700 or e-mail her at kcoss24@hotmail. com. More info can be found at sensibleBC. ca. editor@albernivalleynews.com

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NEW LISTINGS

RESIDENTIAL

8321 Faber Rd. $235,000 2503 Hilton Ave. $278,000 5681 Falls Rd. Sproat Lake Views • .68 acre lot • 5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms • 32’ x 12’ detached workshop • Wrap-around deck with views

4-5131 Gertrude St $164,900 4423 Neill St. $177,500 Affordable Retirement Living • Kitsuksis Manor • 2 bedroom & full bath • 900 sq.ft. rancher • Carport & storage locker

Excellent Potential • 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms • 60’ x 125’ corner lot • Fenced yard & Garage • Needs some TLC

Quality Family Home • 4 bedrooms & 2.5 bathrooms • Heat pump & thermal windows • Large fenced corner lot • Double garage

104-2825 3rd Ave. $129,900

279,900

$

The Good Life. • Two bedroom condo • Spacious and well cared for • Gas fireplace & balcony • Close to amenities

The Complete Package • 1.03 acres of flat cleared land • 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • 785 sq.ft. workshop • Well maintained w/ updates

4115 Glenside Rd. $227,500 2171 Anderson Ave. $239,900 7710 Pacific Rim Hwy. $249,900 4015 Montrose St. $259,900 Quality Home • Upper North Alberni • 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • Newer kitchen & bathroom • Oak floors and garage

View from Above • 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms • Very clean & extensive updates • Heat pump & vinyl windows • Private backyard w/ lane access

Income Producer • Approx. $2,300/month • 1.3 acre property • Triplex & House • Mobile home pad

House with a Suite • House built in 1992 • 4 bedroom & 3 bathrooms • Plus 1 bedroom suite • Fenced lot and attached garage

RURAL LIVING

5575 Swallow Dr. $299,900 5586 Woodland Cres. W. $309,900 2126 Rita Rd. Practically New Rancher • 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • 1,385 sq.ft. built in 2012 • Vaulted ceilings & open concept • Covered patio & fenced yard

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

D L O S

Peaceful Location • 0.34 acre on no-thru road • 2,035 sq.ft. family home • Newer roof and thermal windows • Workshop & carport

Panoramic Ocean Views • 2,070 sq.ft. rancher • 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • Over-height, double shop • Heat pump & 50 year roof

Alberni Valley Farm • 15.39 acres of farmland • Very clean 2,260 sqft home • Great barn & outbuildings • Numerous updates

ALBERNI INLET

5427 Gordon Ave. $399,900 5949 Grandview Rd. $499,900 Ticks All The Boxes • 2.16 acre level lot • 4 bedroom & 2 bathroom • Huge three bay workshop • In-ground pool

5609 Poplar Rd $219,900 9330 Central Lk Rd. $399,900

374,900

$

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

21 Headquarters Bay $299,000

Lot 1 Kildonan $299,000 18 Headquarters Bay $389,900

Recreational Retreat • 5.0 acres & 150’ oceanfront • 1,800 sq.ft. cabin near lockup • 1,200 sq.ft. finished garage • Shared marina & boat launch

West Coast Waterfront • 2 acre lot • Deep safe moorage • Fantastic building site • Kildonan Harbour

Panoramic Oceanfront • Nearly 180 degree views • Neat as a pin cottage • 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • 5 acres & 150’ waterfront

“The 2012 #1 Top Selling Real Estate Marketing and Sales Team at Coast Realty in the Alberni Valley.”


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OPEN HOUSE - SAT, OCT. 19 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

OPEN HOUSE - SAT, OCT. 19 1:30 PM 2:30 PM

3740 Argyle Way $97,500

4172 Clegg Cres $279,900

Nicely Updated Condo

Prime Location • Quality built in 1994 • 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • Open concept floor plan • Upper South Alberni

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

WHY PAY RENT?

LOTS & ACREAGES

3510 Barkley St. $79,900 7700 Woodward Rd. $164,900

2852 Anderson $99,900 2457 Hilton Ave $129,900 Move Right In

• Down Payment: $4,995 • Monthly Payment: $485 •Interest Rate: 3.44% • Amortization: 25 years

Sitting Pretty

Redford Heights • 0.18 building lot • Surrounded by fine homes • Fully serviced lot • Close to all amenities

• Down Payment: $6,495 • Monthly Payment: $631 • Interest Rate: 3.44% • Amortization: 25 Years

Peaceful Acreage • 3.9 acres • McCoy Lake area • Minutes from Sproat Lake • Build your dream home

OCEANFRONT

302 Tower Rd. $674,900 42 S. Bamfield Rd $739,000 380 Cape Beale Trail $895,000 6 South Bamfield Rd $999,500 294 S. Bamfield Rd $2,995,000 West Coast Getaway • Port Desire Waterfront • Modern 2,450 sq.ft. home • Private dock, walk in freezer • Ground level suite

West Coast Waterfront • 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • 1.28 oceanfront acres • 82’ long deepwater wharf • Beautiful open concept

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

Bamfield’s Best • 3 bedroom & 2 bathroom • 1.73 acres w/ safe moorage • 1,000’ of waterfront • Road access & large shop

Pride of Bamfield • 6 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms • 6 acres & 200’ deep moorage • Amazing harbour views • Road access & double garage

IICCEE PPR R W E NEW N

BAMFIELD

Lot 1 MichelsonLn $199,000 Oceanview Lot • 100x100 lot with services • Views of Barkley Sound • Short walk to moorage

180 Cape Beal Trail $299,000 18 Helby Island $300,000 23 Michelsens Ln $329,000 468 Pachena Rd. $349,000 Nestled In The Forest • 1,680 sq.ft. west coast cottage • Built in 1994 to R2000 standard • Vaulted ceilings & woodstove • Located in West Bamfield

Island Retreat • 5.24 oceanfront acres • Two cabins - 5 bedrooms • Sunny western exposure • Pebble Barkley Sound beach

West Bamfield’s Best • 14 year old home • Ocean views • 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • 0.92 acre lot

Quality In Bamfield • 4 bedroom & 4 bathroom home • Built in 1992 • Open concept w/ fireplace • Park-like 0.49 acre lot

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$

619,900

Quality • 2,900 sq. �. well and thought out floor Style plan • 3 bd, 3 bath, 2 dens & large family room • Vaulted ceiling great room: kitchen, living room, dining area • double garage & 36 x 22 wired shop/ 8 yrs old in 1 acre subdivision

$

229,900

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$

179,900

NEW LISTING

Mountain View Manufactured Home Park

2330 - 9th Avenue • Nicely maintained 2,200 sq. �. home • 5 bedrooms 3 baths and family room • large fenced rear yard, wired shop • quiet no-through road, access to walking trail

#23-1655 Alberni Hwy • 20 year old 1,000 sq. f.t of living space • Large oak kitchen, vaulted ceiling, heat pump • covered deck, hot tub, covered RV parking • Semi-private se�ing within par

NEW PRICE

Here’s An Opportunity

3782 Exton Street • Sweeping view of Mnts & surrounding area • Exceptional 2,552 sq. � 3 bd 2 bathroom home • Oak floors throughout main floor • Lovingly cared for; pride of ownership evident

3954 5th Avenue • Great lower echo neighbourhood • 1,595 sq. � 3 bdrm, 2 full bathroom • Very clean and nicely maintained • Vinyl siding, thermal windows.. move in and enjoy

3918 8th Avenue • New roof and updated oak kitchen • 2 bedroom and den on main floor • Full unfinished bsmnt & lg deck w/ mtn views • Needs some TLC

179,900

$

Close to Everything

3776 17th Ave. • 1,695 sq. �. 4 bed 1 -1/2 bath Rancher Home • 66 x 120 level fenced lot, paved RV parking, shop • coved ceilings, N. gas furnace, h/w tank & FP • wheelchair access, ex wide hallways, large oak kitchen $

$

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74,900

$

Duplex Lot

Downtown Office Space

6003 River Road • R-2 zoned 66x125 level duplex lot • Build your duplex-live in one side rent other side • or make it part of your investment portfolio • Close to Clutesi Haven Marina

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145,000 Double Double

Peace Of The Country

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4541 South Crescent • 2,100 sq.�. 3 bdrm, 1 bathroom 3 level home • 66x130 lot in family neighbourhood • some vinyl thermal windows & 2 year old metal roof • needs some TLC-bring your hammer

89,900

$

Clean and Tidy

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56,900

$

Why Pay Rent?

Opportunity Knocks

4956 Gertrude • 3 bdrm, 1 bath home, level 44x138 lot with alley access • Needs some Tender Loving CareAre you looking for a project? • Bring your tool box-opportunity for sweat equity!

THINKING OF SELLING? Call

Lance Engstrom

2715 8th Ave 206-4505 Victoria Quay • Own it for less than cost to rent • 2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 decks, 2 views • 675 sq. �. 1 bdrm 1 bath home • Bright Oak kitchen, electric fireplace, je�ed tub • Brand new carpeting, freshly painted, just move in • What would you rent this home out for? • Near walkways & shopping - enjoy a great lifestyle! • Check out this opportunity

10048 Falcon Road • Luxurious 5 yr old, 5 bedrm, 3 bathroom home • Extravagant kit., granite counters, porcelain flrs • Feature rock f/p & vaulted ceiling in lvgrm • Stunning location, in a peaceful 5 acre se�ing

109,900

$

$69,900

#19-6225 Lugrin Rd (Lazy Wheel MHP) • 6 year old 924 sq. �. Manufactured Home • 3 bedrooms and 1- 4 piece bathroom • Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings and bay window • Electric forced air furnace

189,000

6005 Beaver Creek Road • 1,500 square foot 3 bdrm 1 bath home • 1.418 level acres, small barn & out buildings • Natural gas furnace and hot water tank • close to town

329,900

6373 Faye�e Rd • 12 year old 1,600 sq. �. 3 bdrm 3 bath home • 1.11 level fenced lawn/pasture acre • open concept and naturally lit •double garage/shop-wired and insulated

Echo Area

3915 Anderson Avenue • 1,700 sq. �. 2+2 bedroom • Updated kit. & flooring, bsmt partially finished • Nicely landscaped fully fenced yard • 18x12 wired shop/side yard RV parkin

$

$

Home in the Country

Country Chaarm

149,900

Ranch Style Home

Lot 5 Demontreuil Lane (off Grandview Road) 5845 Brown Road • .26 acre(72 x 154) level fenced property • . 1.20 quiet country acre at City edge • Good mountain views, underground services • 17 year old, 1,576 sq. �. 4 bdrm, 2 bath • Bright kitchen, built-ins, walk-in pantry • Septic (sewage) system already in place • Deck & R.V. Parking covered, garden she • Exceptional location;exceptional value $

NEW PRICE

Love at First Sight

289,900

Ready To Build

80,000

2993 2nd Avenue • 2 offices with waiting area, kitchen and bath • partial basement and 1 vehicle for file storage • currently used as counselling office & zoned CMX2 • cosmetically appealing, structure requiring some TLC

89,900

NEW LISTING

204,900

4962 Elizabeth Street • 2,700 sq. �. home-neat, clean and tidy • 3 bdrms 2 baths and 24 x 14 family room • open living, dining area, electric fireplace • large bright and cheery 20 x 12 kitche

$

2309 8th Avenue • 7 yr old 4 bedroom 3 bathroom executive home • Open concept living, gourmet kit. w/WI pantry • Perfect home for entertaining, tasteful colour scheme.. • Upscale neighbourhood close to nature trails on no-thru road

$

Just Move In!

359,900

109,900

$

Ranch Style Home

NEW LISTING

49,900

$

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$

NEW LISTING

224,900

$

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• 2425 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms • Well maintained, newer roof, oil tank, perimeter drains • 2 fireplaces, workshop • Large deck, fenced yard

249,900

$

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130,000

$

.29 ACRE CITY LOT!

7100 Beaver Creek

579,900

579,900

$

LUXURY BEACH HOUSE

8000 Beaver Cr. Rd.

~ Beautifully Reno’d 3 Bdrm, 3 Bath Privately Set ~ Natural Setting, Organic Gardens, Newer Metal Roof & MORE ~ Walking Path to Bordering Stamp River ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com MLS#356934

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469,000 NE

Lot 1Claymore Rd. Qualicum

~ 10 ACRES in Famous Qualicum Beach (zoning for 2 Acre Lots) ~ 5 Mins. to Beach, Village, 1 Blk. to School.... ~ Incredible Development Opportunity/ Holding Property... ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com MLS#354073

199,900

$

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189,900

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4575 Wellington ~ Priced to Sell on Near 1/2 ACRE ! ~ Privately Set 3 Bdrm. + Lower Level Ready for Finishing! ~ Incredible Views, Incredible Family Neighbourhood! ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com

MLS#348222

M LICU E QUA PRIC NEW

$

SPECTACULAR HORNE LAKE

~ Suite Up + Suite Down w/ $1800 Revenue/mn. - Well Maintained w/Fully Fenced Yard; Good Tenants - Walk to Downtown, Bus Stop & Beautiful Waterfront & Marinas ! ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com MLS#353004

~ Short Drive To P.a.-Private .33 Acre Lot ~ Gorgeous 83Ft. Lakefront...Cottage/Retreat ~ Mins. To Qualicum, Golfing, Quaint Shops... ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com MLS#340097

4879 Athol St.

284,900

$

Lot 240 Sunset Terrace Horne Lake

$

279,900

SOLID HOME W/POTENTIAL CHERRY CREEK ACREAGE

5142 Forrest Road

~ Newly Reno’d 5 Bdrm. 3 Bath .40 Acre ~ 3000 sq.ft, Heat Pump, Entertainment Deck ~ New 24x24 Double Garage/Workshop

~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com

6940 Debeaux Rd.

~ Privately Set Well Back From Road -

5.71 ACRES ~ 3000 sq.ft. 5 Bdrm/2 Bath, In-Law Suite ~ Low taxes & on Cherry Cr. water. ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com

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699,900

BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY FEEL PRICED RIGHT!

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$

229,900

$415,500 PRICED WELL - WELL BUILT

5755 Brown Road

~ Family Neighborhood - 5 Bdrm/3 Bath ~ Floor to Ceiling FP in LR, Woodstove in FR ~ Wrap Deck, Fenced Yard, Wrkshp., RV Parking & MORE ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com MLS#357993

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$

Port Alberni’s Most Desired Area! NE

$

9806 Stirling Arm

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~ Shows Like New on .26 City Acre - Beautiful 3 Bdrm. 3 Bath, + Playhouse/Studio.. - Gorgeous Tiered Decks & Gardens/Very Private ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com

6419 Cherry Cr. Rd

$

88,000

CRAIG ROAD BUILDING LOT

3871 Craig Road

RICE

P NEW

$

209,900

ECHO AREA INVESTMENT

3993 Anderson Ave.

~ Lg. 0.19 Lot In Most Sought After Area ~ Lovely 3 Bdrm/2 Bath ~ Partially Fenced, Mountain Views w/12x16 Deck ~ Amenities, Schools, Golf Courses, ~ Self-Contained 1Bdrm. Inlaw Marinas In Mins. Suite w/Luxury 5 Pce. Ensuite. ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com onepercentrealty.com MLS#341057 MLS#342811 $

785,000

SOLID HOME W/POTENTIAL

4765 Burde Street

~ NEW ROOF, New Paint, New Laminate Floors, In-House Workshop. ~ 3 Bdrm, 1976 Sq. Ft. -Full Height Basemt ~ Fenced Yard, Carports - Walk to Everything!

~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com

785,000 99,900

$$

NEW

AFFORDABLE DOWNTOWN

SPROAT LAKE

3691 - 3rdArm Ave.Cres. 9806 Stirling

C3 - Storefront + Warehouse/Shop... ~- Zoned Unparallelled Acre Natural Setting/1Owner - Excellent Visibility & Exposure/Downtown - Excel3182 sq.ft. Home Maintained w/12x12 Bay Door & MORE ~ lently Lovingly Maintained MORE Audio Roof, VisualDeck, at Dock ~ Heat Pump,Photos Newer&Kitchen, ~ onepercentrealty.com MORE Photos & Audio Visual at MLS#356934

239,000

SPIDER LAKE AREA

Lot2 Spider Lk Qualicum ~ Rare 5 Acre Parcel (Drilled 25 GPM Well) ~ Build Your Dream Home/ Walk to Spider Lk ~ Minutes to seaside town of Qualicum Beach ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com MLS#358081

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$

299,900

LEGAL DUPLEX

4994 Ian Avenue ~ SxS Legal Duplex in North Port - Lovely Corner Lot ~ Each Side 2 Levels, 1600 sq.ft. Decks, Patios ~ Each Side 2 Bdrm, 2 Bath, Parking & MORE ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com MLS#357154 $

423,000

SOLD!

365,000

$

CHERRY CREEK 0.91 Acre - You’ve Been Looking For It All - You Just Found It! Huge 2 Level 3000 + Sq.Ft. Family Home, Attractive B&B Potential in Place, InGround Swimming Pool, Next To Golf Course Beautifully situated on 0.91 Acre! This lovely 5 Bdrm. 4 Bath One Owner Home is Beautifully set with 2 Driveways (1 via Front Entry to the Carport ), the 2nd winding down the Beautiful Acreage to 2 Oversized Carports and Double Oversized Garage w/Mechanic’s Pit. The Interior is a Welcoming Foyer and Living Room featuring an Italian Marble Natural Gas Fireplace, Dining Room with Access to the Huge Deck and Pool, Mstr. Suite is a Lovely Combination of 2 pc. Powder Room, Vanity, Dressing Room, Private Deck overlooking West Coast Evergreens! Huge Lower Level Features a Family/Rec Room, 2nd Natural Gas Fireplace, Wet Bar, Sauna, Multiple Storage Areas, In-House Workshop, and 2 B&B Suites Or Bdrms. each with 3 pce.Bath and private entrance. Beautifully landscaped. It’s All Here! Call Chuck direct in Port Alberni @ 250-735-5758 for Listing Realtor Info. and Your Private Viewing.

$

257,900

3577 Carriere Road

185,000

REVENUE PROPERTY !

NEW

SPROAT LAKE WATERFRONT

18-5251 Island Hwy

$

EXTRAORDINARY INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

189,000

$

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$

NEW 2876-10th Ave.

3987 Cedar St.

$299,000

~ Gated, Private 1236 SqFt/4 Bedrms. on 5.8 Acres w/Creek! ~ Newer Roof, Thermal Windows, HWT, Laminate Floors, 200 Amp ~ Opportunity for Sustainable LIving w/Gardens; Space for Livestock, Horses ... ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com

G N I T LIS

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~ 2 Bdrm/2 Bath Mobile on 2.25 ACRES! - Privately Set Back & Mins. to Town... - Build Your Dream Home While Living in Mobile ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com MLS#349202

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~ Beautiful 2.11 ACRES bordering on Parkland ! ~ Open Plan LR, DR, Kit, w/French Doors to Deck... ~ Skylights, 3 Economical Heating Sources, Newer Roof.... ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com MLS#353013

185,000

5230 Gordon Avenue

NEW

PRIVATELY SET ACREAGE !

1275 Station Rd. Errington

265,000

VIEWS! VIEWS! VIEWS!

2416 Anderson Ave.

98,900

$

COLLEGE VIEW ESTATES LOT !

3596 McKnight St.

~ 60’x124’ Level Lot in Upscale Established Neighborhood ! - Mountain Views, Walking Distance to Rec. Facilities, Schools, College... - Bring Your Plans to This Incomparable Building Site.... ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com MLS#352924

RICE

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$

299,900

BEAUTIFUL CHERRY CREEK

5466 Cherry Creek Rd.

~ Architecturally Designed 3 Bdrm. 2 Bath

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Claire Storie

CLAIRE HAS BUYER’S !

Looking to Purchase Country Property with 2+ Acres Thinking of Selling? Does your home fit the description?

Give Claire a call! HUGE SHOP! 00 4,0 $ 18

HUGE SHOP! 0 0 9,5 $ 18

2762 7TH AVENUE

• Three bdrm, two bath private home, large living room • Fully fenced, detached single garage, views of the mountains

WEST COAST CONTEMPORARY!

000 , 9 $ 18

2525 11TH AVENUE

• Some updates done, spacious living room with fireplace • Kitchen offers Kingston Cherry Cabinets, hot tub & sauna room

2527 15TH AVENUE

• 2 Bedroom, 2 bath classic South Port home • Energy efficient, lg shop, new windows and heat pump

ATTENTION HORSE LOVERS! 00 5,9 $ 13

2587 1ST AVENUE

• 3 bedrrom 1 bath home with basement with in house workshop • Newer windows, roof, perimeter drains, plumbing and heat pump

Personal Real Estate Corporation

ATTENTION HORSE LOVERS! 99 9,9 $ 37

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the Dave Koszegi Team

SPROAT LAKE PROPERTIES BEAUTIFUL SPROAT LAKE! 00 9,0 $ 82

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4672 ADELAIDE ST

• 1193 sq ft, for home or business, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath • Large living, kitchen, eating nook, bath & 1 bdrm on main

DAVE TEAM LISTINGS SELL CALL TODAY TO GET YOURS SOLD!

The Award Winning Luxfords are coming to the Valley! Private Residences where Luxury is Affordable. Call the Dave Team for Details

HOMES UNDER $120,000 OCEAN VIEWS! 00 9,8 $ 11

2567 1ST AVENUE

• 2+ bedroom is a great starter or retirement home • Detached garage /workshop, alley access & close to marina

PEACEFUL LIVING ON GREENBELT! 00 9,0 $ 24

2875 CARMICHAEL CRES.

• 4 bedroom, three bath upper south port home • Fully fenced yard, newer roof, close to schools, walking trails

2636 5TH AVENUE

• 3 bedroom home is located on a quiet street • Newer vinyl thermal windows, large fully fenced backyard

INVESTOR ALERT! 0 ,00 $ 99

DOWNTOWN CONDO! 00 2,0 $ 11

205-5170 ANGUS STREET

• One bedroom, one bath, open floor plan and gas fireplace • Laundry in unit, security entr., storage unit & trans nearby

SOUTH PORT CLASS! 00 9,0 $ 33

2938 1ST AVENUE

• 2 bdrm, 2 bath home with mountain & ocean views • Fir floors needing that finishing touch, full basement

GREENMAX CHRISTMAS TREE FARM! 0 ,00 $ 99

4175 RAVENHILL AVE

• 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with fifth bed or office/den • Quiet neighbourhood, private yard, beautifully landscaped

COURT ORDERED SALE! 0 ,00 $ 89

3554 10TH AVENUE

• Central location, walking distance to all amenitites • Needs some work, perfect for the handyman in mind

VICTORIA QUAY CONDO! 00 9,9 $ 14

305-4505 VICTORIA QUAY

• 1 bdrm, 1 bath open plan, gas fireplace in living room • Secured entry, covered parking, private deck & views of river

John’s Corner Ph: (250) 731-4101

AIRPORT RD

• 20 Acres, current harvest 1000 trees + young plantations • 400 sq.ft. building built in 2009, solar powered and water collection

NEW HOMES! NEW PRICES! $254,900 +GST NORTH PORT RANCHERS! • Three bedrooms, two baths and a double garage • Views of the mountains, great neighbourhood, close to all amenities

6379 FAYETTE ROAD

• Lg split level 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on 2.17 acres • Riding ring and two barns with 3 horse stalls

email: john@midislandhomes.com PRIVACY AND VIEWS! 00 ,9 9 7 $2

3561 17TH AVENUE

OCEAN & MOUNTAIN VIEWS! 00 9,0 $ 24

TOP OF ECHO! 00 9,9 $ 25

GREAT NEIGHBOURHOOD! 00 2,9 $ 23

00 ,9 9 9 $2

4151 STEEDE AVENUE

• Three bedroom, three bath home is nestled atop a hill • Views of the city, alberni inlet and surrounding mountains

Personal Real Estate Corporation

3724 ESTEVAN DRIVE

•4 bedroom, 3 bath, Redford Heights family home •Quiet neighbourhood, amazing views of the mountains

ASTOUNDING VIEWS!

5890 SAUNDERS ROAD

3624 BRUCE STREET

BRING THE MOVING VAN! 00 9,9 $ 26

• Unique 3 bdrm, 3 bath home, beautiful brick work throughout • Arched door ways, mountain views, dble garage, single carport, RV parking

3575 16TH AVENUE

• Four bedrooms, one bath, large living room on 0.53 Acre • Fully fenced, overheight carport, wood shed, chicken coup

UPTOWN TUSCANY CLASS! 00 9,9 $ 34

John Clark

• Three bedroom, three bath home is move in ready • Recent updates, RV parking, tree house, gardens and rock fire pit

• Updated four bedroom, two bath family home • 66x120 lot on no thru road, 50 yr roof, new flooring

FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET! 00 4,9 $ 27

Port Alberni’s Real Estate Experts

FIRST TIMER OR INVESTOR! 00 9,9 $ 11

3706 MORTON ST

• Quality built three bedroom, two bath split level home • Beautifully updated kitchen featuring large island

BEAUTIFUL CREEKS EDGE!

0 90 , 59 $2

4481 GLENSIDE CRES.

• This four bedroom, three bath home, private yard on greenspace • Kitsuksis Creek just steps away, close to all amenities

Port Alberni’s Real Estate Experts

3933 MORTON STREET

• 3 bdrm, 2 bath home, easy care yard & inground swimming pool • Large picture windows, in house workshop, alley access, close to all amenities

LARGE SPLIT LEVEL HOME! 00 9,9 $ 17

3613 7TH AVENUE

• 4 bdrm, 2 bath home plus rec room on a corner double lot • Fully Fenced, covered patio, centrally located, close to shopping


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DAVE KOSZEGI REALTOR

Email: dave@midislandhomes.com Web: midislandhomes.com davekoszegi.com 723sold.com

®

ESCAPE TO PARADISE! ,000 $839

10132 KYUNIM ROAD

9339 FABER ROAD

• 4 Bedrooms, 4 baths, 100% suite ready for family • Updates done,Southern exposure, lake & mountain views

$

350

• 5 bedrooms plus loft, 3 baths and sun room • 1.28 acres, attached double carport, detached garage

OFFICE SPACE! . MO

SOUTH PORT 4 - PLEX 00 8,8 $ 19

B-3027 4TH AVENUE

2805 5TH AVENUE

• 12x18 Unit, private entrance, easy for clients to find • Well maintained uptown building with a refreshed exterior

• 4 one bedroom units with their own hydro meters • Situated close to all amenities, shopping, bus routes

TROPHY PROPERTY! 00 5,0 $ 32

18610 PACIFIC RIM HWY.

• Approximately 1/2 acre lot located on Sproat Lake • Property is treed and ready for your house plans

MOVE IN READY! 00 9,5 $ 19

2489 6TH AVENUE

• 3bedroom, one bath main level entry with basement • Two wood fireplaces, corner lot, vegetable garden, RV parking

Claire’s Corner

Port Alberni’s Real Estate Experts

IMMACULATE SPROAT LAKE WATERFRONT! 00 8,0 $ 19

SL 5 SALAL ROAD

• 8 semi - waterfront lot community steps from lake • Underground wiring, septic in place, hydro to lot

CHARMING RANCHER! 00 7,8 $ 21

3570 10TH AVENUE

• Like brand new rancher, open floor plan with alley access • 2 bdrms, 2 baths and kitchen features maple cabinetry

NEW HOME OR BUSINESS SPACE! 0 ,90 9 7 $1

Ph: (250) 730-1608 email:clairestorie@live.ca

Claire Storie

CLAIRE HAS BUYER’S !

Looking to Purchase Country Property with 2+ Acres Thinking of Selling? Does your home fit the description?

Give Claire a call! HUGE SHOP! 00 4,0 $ 18

HUGE SHOP! 0 0 9,5 $ 18

2762 7TH AVENUE

• Three bdrm, two bath private home, large living room • Fully fenced, detached single garage, views of the mountains

WEST COAST CONTEMPORARY!

000 , 9 $ 18

2525 11TH AVENUE

• Some updates done, spacious living room with fireplace • Kitchen offers Kingston Cherry Cabinets, hot tub & sauna room

2527 15TH AVENUE

• 2 Bedroom, 2 bath classic South Port home • Energy efficient, lg shop, new windows and heat pump

ATTENTION HORSE LOVERS! 00 5,9 $ 13

2587 1ST AVENUE

• 3 bedrrom 1 bath home with basement with in house workshop • Newer windows, roof, perimeter drains, plumbing and heat pump

Personal Real Estate Corporation

ATTENTION HORSE LOVERS! 99 9,9 $ 37

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the Dave Koszegi Team

SPROAT LAKE PROPERTIES BEAUTIFUL SPROAT LAKE! 00 9,0 $ 82

Alberni Valley News - Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 

4672 ADELAIDE ST

• 1193 sq ft, for home or business, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath • Large living, kitchen, eating nook, bath & 1 bdrm on main

DAVE TEAM LISTINGS SELL CALL TODAY TO GET YOURS SOLD!

The Award Winning Luxfords are coming to the Valley! Private Residences where Luxury is Affordable. Call the Dave Team for Details

HOMES UNDER $120,000 OCEAN VIEWS! 00 9,8 $ 11

2567 1ST AVENUE

• 2+ bedroom is a great starter or retirement home • Detached garage /workshop, alley access & close to marina

PEACEFUL LIVING ON GREENBELT! 00 9,0 $ 24

2875 CARMICHAEL CRES.

• 4 bedroom, three bath upper south port home • Fully fenced yard, newer roof, close to schools, walking trails

2636 5TH AVENUE

• 3 bedroom home is located on a quiet street • Newer vinyl thermal windows, large fully fenced backyard

INVESTOR ALERT! 0 ,00 $ 99

DOWNTOWN CONDO! 00 2,0 $ 11

205-5170 ANGUS STREET

• One bedroom, one bath, open floor plan and gas fireplace • Laundry in unit, security entr., storage unit & trans nearby

SOUTH PORT CLASS! 00 9,0 $ 33

2938 1ST AVENUE

• 2 bdrm, 2 bath home with mountain & ocean views • Fir floors needing that finishing touch, full basement

GREENMAX CHRISTMAS TREE FARM! 0 ,00 $ 99

4175 RAVENHILL AVE

• 4 bedroom, 3 bath home with fifth bed or office/den • Quiet neighbourhood, private yard, beautifully landscaped

COURT ORDERED SALE! 0 ,00 $ 89

3554 10TH AVENUE

• Central location, walking distance to all amenitites • Needs some work, perfect for the handyman in mind

VICTORIA QUAY CONDO! 00 9,9 $ 14

305-4505 VICTORIA QUAY

• 1 bdrm, 1 bath open plan, gas fireplace in living room • Secured entry, covered parking, private deck & views of river

John’s Corner Ph: (250) 731-4101

AIRPORT RD

• 20 Acres, current harvest 1000 trees + young plantations • 400 sq.ft. building built in 2009, solar powered and water collection

NEW HOMES! NEW PRICES! $254,900 +GST NORTH PORT RANCHERS! • Three bedrooms, two baths and a double garage • Views of the mountains, great neighbourhood, close to all amenities

6379 FAYETTE ROAD

• Lg split level 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on 2.17 acres • Riding ring and two barns with 3 horse stalls

email: john@midislandhomes.com PRIVACY AND VIEWS! 00 ,9 9 7 $2

3561 17TH AVENUE

OCEAN & MOUNTAIN VIEWS! 00 9,0 $ 24

TOP OF ECHO! 00 9,9 $ 25

GREAT NEIGHBOURHOOD! 00 2,9 $ 23

00 ,9 9 9 $2

4151 STEEDE AVENUE

• Three bedroom, three bath home is nestled atop a hill • Views of the city, alberni inlet and surrounding mountains

Personal Real Estate Corporation

3724 ESTEVAN DRIVE

•4 bedroom, 3 bath, Redford Heights family home •Quiet neighbourhood, amazing views of the mountains

ASTOUNDING VIEWS!

5890 SAUNDERS ROAD

3624 BRUCE STREET

BRING THE MOVING VAN! 00 9,9 $ 26

• Unique 3 bdrm, 3 bath home, beautiful brick work throughout • Arched door ways, mountain views, dble garage, single carport, RV parking

3575 16TH AVENUE

• Four bedrooms, one bath, large living room on 0.53 Acre • Fully fenced, overheight carport, wood shed, chicken coup

UPTOWN TUSCANY CLASS! 00 9,9 $ 34

John Clark

• Three bedroom, three bath home is move in ready • Recent updates, RV parking, tree house, gardens and rock fire pit

• Updated four bedroom, two bath family home • 66x120 lot on no thru road, 50 yr roof, new flooring

FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET! 00 4,9 $ 27

Port Alberni’s Real Estate Experts

FIRST TIMER OR INVESTOR! 00 9,9 $ 11

3706 MORTON ST

• Quality built three bedroom, two bath split level home • Beautifully updated kitchen featuring large island

BEAUTIFUL CREEKS EDGE!

0 90 , 59 $2

4481 GLENSIDE CRES.

• This four bedroom, three bath home, private yard on greenspace • Kitsuksis Creek just steps away, close to all amenities

Port Alberni’s Real Estate Experts

3933 MORTON STREET

• 3 bdrm, 2 bath home, easy care yard & inground swimming pool • Large picture windows, in house workshop, alley access, close to all amenities

LARGE SPLIT LEVEL HOME! 00 9,9 $ 17

3613 7TH AVENUE

• 4 bdrm, 2 bath home plus rec room on a corner double lot • Fully Fenced, covered patio, centrally located, close to shopping


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4213 Princess Rd $209,000 Corner of Ian & Johnston

REDFORD ESTATES, Lots Starting @ $79,900 1/3 OF LOTS NOW SOLD! Call Kat for more information.

$134,900

5203 GERTRUDE ST.

$234,900

5203 GERTRUDE ST. $249,900

Spencer Park

Reno’d and Ready!

$249,000

• 4 bdrm 2 bath • new back addition and many updates • fenced yard w/RV parking

3746 GRIEVE RD $49,900

NEW PRICE OPEN HOUSE • Sat. Oct. 19 12 - 1:00pm

Prime Location

#1-1655 ALBERNI HWY

2337 ANDERSON AVE

• 3 bedrooms • 1 bathroom • 1 acre lot

$149,000

3956 7TH AVENUE

NEW PRICE

Spacious Family Home!

Get into the Market!

• 5 bedroom 3 bath • Lots of updates • Fully fenced back yard with large deck

• 3 bedroom 1 bath on a large lot • New roof and new oil tank, thermal windows • Convenient central location

$329,900

$87,900

2661 2ND AVENUE

3768 ARGYLE WAY

ONE YEAR FREE PAD RENT

One Year Free Pad Rent

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

8600 Bland Rd.

NEW PRICE

Country Acreage

Home Suite Home

• 2 bed, 2 bath home, 1 bed basement suite • Hardwood floors, coved ceilings • Spacious .27 acres corner city lot

OPEN HOUSE • Sat. Oct. 19 1:30-2:30pm

• 4 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths • 3 level townhouse in North Port • Covered deck & laundry area

$107,200

NEW LISTING

250.723.1800

www.albernirealtor.com • kat@albernirealtor.com

4205 BURDE STREET

• Fully renovated 2 bedroom mobile • New roof, siding, windows, and more • Not age restricted

Million Dollar Views!

Great Investment

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

LANCE DOBOSZ

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

Mid-Island Realty

Grace

Each Office is Independently Owned & Operated

unlicensed assistant

ldobosz@remax.net

SOLD! 4775 Dunbar Street SOLD by LANCE DOBOSZ 5036 Argyle Street SOLD by LANCE DOBOSZ 3642 15th Avenue SOLD by LANCE DOBOSZ 5100 Pleasant Road SOLD by LANCE DOBOSZ 5224 Argyle Street SOLD by LANCE DOBOSZ

Reduced

220,000

$

700/mo Lease

$

76,000

$

• Great home in quiet Cherry Creek neighbourhood. • Detached workshop • New drain tile.

149,000

139,000

$

$

BEST BUY!

4815 Johnston Rd. • High traffic location

204,900

$

4847 Bute St. • Best value property at this price range • Home ready to rent out as an investment property, or own for less than rent • Commercial Zoned, 4 bedrooms $

239,000

Video tour available

3580 Markham Rd

$89,000

2401 8th Avenue • 3+1 bdrms, totally updated home • Detached double garage • Quiet neighbourhood • Walking to school/daycare/parks

3588 7th Avenue • 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms • 2 seperate suites, • Alley access • Central location

4409 Burde Street • affordable starter home • room for a family • fenced level yard with alley access.

Reduced $30,000!!

259,000

$

279,000

$

Video tour available

Video tour available

3219 6th Avenue

3570 China Creek Rd

• 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths • 2 separate suites, fenced yard • Garage and alley access • Income of over 2000 per mo.

3925 6th Avenue

4404 Bute Street • 2 bed, 1 bath rancher • Located in central location • Updated and move in ready

• Lg updated family home w/suite • Quiet neighbourhood • Walk to schools, trails, owner motivated

• 4 bdrms, 1 bath, lots of character • Central location, • Walking distance to recreation facilities

e! New Pric

$319,000

7875 Beaver Creek Road • Acreage • Panoramic views of the Beaufort range • Large country family home

When YOU are ready to buy or sell give me a call... competing for your business and working to keep it! $212,000

$255,000

$219,000

$369,000

lchair Whees sible Acce

MLS#3616394270

4270 Bruce St.

Vicky Seredick 250-731-6126

• 3 beds/ 2 baths • Corner lot, huge deck for entertaining • Large open kitchen for family gatherings. • WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE!

MLS#3616394270

2465 Anderson Ave. • 3 beds/2baths • Character home with the best curb appeal on the block. • Views of the canal and mountains • Great neighborhood!

GREAT VIEWS

MLS#363573

3607-16th Avenue • 3 bedrooms 1 bath • Spotless/move in ready • Wood burning stove in living room • Great valley, mountain and inlet

Reduced

MLS#348384

MLS#347858

167 Boardwalk • Quaint and serene Bamfield! • Great possibility as a summer retreat from city life • Boater and fisherman’s paradise • Cabin needs extensive renovations.

RE/MAX Mid-Island Realty Port Alberni, 250-723-5666, 4994 Argyle Street, Port Alberni

$259,900

422 Burlo Island • • • • •

1/2 acre on Burlo Is in Bamfield Inlet Lot in a sheltered bay w/deep water moorage White Water treatment plant is in place. A little bit of Heaven on earth! Cabin needs extensive renovations.


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SARA FOX

CERTIFIED STAGING PROFESSIONAL

Open House

Unlicensed Assistant

MID ISLAND REALTY

Independently Owned & Operated

4994 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, B.C.

723-5666

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NEW LISTIN

SATURDAY, OCT 19 - 1:00 - 2:00

3575 7TH AVE AVE. ~ $128 128,900 900

• 2 bedroom home ready to move into. Quick possession available. • Updated kitchen with island, attractive glass back splash & nicely tiled floors. • Bright, open & spacious floor plan, newer vinyl windows, roof done in 2006. • Very clean yard with elevated patio and covered side porch. Private backyard. • Updated electrical and plumbing. • Quick possession available. MLS#359774

CUTE AND CLEAN

MLS#354300

MLS #363617

2850 HIGHMOOR RD.~ $248,000

2718 7TH AVE. ~ $45,000 • South Port location amongst nice homes. • Some ocean views. • Sewer connection to lot. • Lane access.

• 2 bedroom rancher on quiet street in Cherry Creek with attached 4 bay garage & fabulous 20 x 40 in ground swimming pool. • Located on a 0.39 acre lot with low taxes. • Features a spacious living room, cozy gas fireplace, kitchen; oak cabinets, newer countertops & backsplash, large master bdrm, laminate & ceramic tile flooring, newer thermal windows, security system, newer gas furnace and new roof in 2005. • The huge 4 bay garage with approximately 1100 sq ft is sure to please.

44 X 125 FOOT BUILDING LOT

20 X 40 IN GROUND SWIMMING POOL

MLS#354300

LT 10-10531 ASHER RD ~ $112,500 • 0.67 acre Sproat Lake area building lot. • Located in a quiet area of nice homes just across the road from the lake. • Great area, very quiet, don’t miss out on this great opportunity, not many building lots

BEAUTIFUL AREA

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MLS #352703

MLS #360332

3641 ANDERSON ~ $119,900

3905 10TH AVE. ~ $110,000 • 3 bdrm home on very lg 93 x 125 lot” • Located centrally close to pool, arena, shopping and the hospital. • Very lg kitchen & sep. dining area. • Newer oil furnace and oil tank

3551 HUFF DR. ~ $259,000 • 55 plus, very spacious 1250 sqft patio home featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and large living room with gas fireplace. • Extra large covered patio that includes a gas bbq • 4 skylights all with their own installed blinds.

Great starter home or investment property

ON VERY LARGE LOT

MLS#361309

• 3 bedroom home located centrally within walking distance to shopping, schools and hospital. • Newer vinyl windows and new roof. New hot water tank. • Large living room with laminate floors. Lane access to back yard. Fenced yard. On bus route

HILLCREST VILLA PATIO HOME

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MLS #361644

MLS#360083 MLS#360 MLS#36

3059 - 11TH AVE. - $189,900

• Hardwood floors, coved ceilings, lots of character & charm, located in a good neighbourhood close to 3 schools. • Thermal vinyl windows, updated plumbing& new Updated 200 amp electrical service. • Large spacious rooms throughout, featuring 9 foot ceilings in entrance, living room & master.

CUTE 2 BEDROOM HOME

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NEW LISTIN

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4491 911 NNORTH ORT OR RTH TH PPARK ARRK DR DDR. R. ~ $18 189,900 189 9,9 9 • Large rge gee sspacious pacicioious livi living ing room with coved ceilings and newly refinished hardwood floors. • All new vinyl thermal windows. Separate dining room. • 3 good sized bedrooms on main floor all with brand new carpet.

3 BDRM HOME WITH 2 BDRM SUITE

• newly renovated 2 suites • Separate entrances and separate laundry. • Directly across from park and tennis courts. • Brand new roof and updated electrical. • Low maintenance yard. Large back deck. • Suites currently rented for $900 and $650.

2 SUITES

103-5262 ARGYLE ST. $149,900

4488 BEALE ST. ~ $179,900 • Spacious Duplex, Two, 2 bedroom units. • Long term quiet tenants in place. • Vendor is offering $10,000 cash back on completion for a full price offer.

HARBOUR QUAY CONDO

ATTENTION INVESTORS!

• Newer 2 bdrm condo, fantastic ocean harbour views, located within walking distance to shops, restaurants and waterfront. • Feature - 9 foot ceilings, private covered balcony & 6 ft picture windows. • Owner has Hunter Douglas Cellular shades operated by built-in remote professionally installed & the windows tinted which keeps the unit nice & cool. • Open kitchen design with maple cabinets, walk-in pantry and island with stools. • Quiet building with great neighbours.

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MLS#360743 MLS#36074

21500 G GIBONS IBON IB ON NS RD RD.. ~ $24 249,900 249 9,90 9,90 9, 900 0 • Great aarea reea an rea andd over 33000 000 sq feet of living spac 00 space. • Each unit has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and each with its own laundry. • Newer hot water tanks. Backyards are fully fenced. Fence also separating the 2 yards.

3 BEDROOM EACH SIDE BY SIDE DUPLEX

MLS #356525

3039 5TH AVE. ~ $235,000 • Turn key B&B home business could be yours in this beautiful character home • 4 spacious & unique bdrms, each with its own sep., private full bathroom. • New kit. is open & inviting for guests

CHARACTER HOME!

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SOLD

MLS #3552 #355262

2474 74 14TH 14TTH AV A AVE. E. ~ $23 E. 239,900 239 9,9 90 900 90 • Character t home h has h 4 bedrooms, bd original ii l hardwood floors throughout, lg leaded windows letting in lots of natural light. • Large living room with coved ceilings, French doors, and a newer efficient wood insert fireplace.

IN PREFERRED NEIGHBOURHOOD

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MLS #363347

3239 - 9TH AVE. ~ $199,000

MLS #362902

MLS #354284

2815 ANDERSON AVE. $149,900 • Cute 2 bedroom home located on large 45 x 132 lot in upper South Port. • Detached single garage/workshop is insulated, drywalled & wired, has carport attached w/lane access. • Completely fenced yard has cherry tree and maple tree for shade

NEW PRIC

MLS #356211

#33 – 4110 KENDALL ~ $99,900 • Family orientated complex. • Spacious, updated kitchen cabinets & large, spacious LR. • 3 large bdrms & 4 pce. bath upstairs. • Best location in complex. Strata fee includes heat. • A great starter home or investment

2315 14TH AVE. - $264,000 • Well maintained, new lg vinyl windows and new roof in 2006. Updated kitchen & bathrm • Very bright & lgrec room w/door into backyard. • Lg deck off kitchen which is partially covered

10571 ASHER RD. ~ $274,900 • Sits on almost 1/2 acre and surrounded by lovely gardens & trees. • Home was nicely rebuilt in 2000 so it is all new inside. • Cozy living room with propane fireplace

CLEAN & BRIGHT 3 BDRM TOWNHOUSE

ON GREENBELT IN QUIET CUL-DE-SAC

TOTALLY RENO’D SPROAT LAKE HOME

SOLD

MLS #362506 #3

3852 WHITTLESTONE ~ $289,900 • Very spacious and tastefully painted and some new light fixtures added • New laminate flooring in living room, dining room, hall and family room • Refinished kit. cabinets & new hardware

QUALITY LARGE 3 BEDROOM RANCHER

SOLD

MLS #357688 #357 #3576

3920 HASLAM RD. ~ $299,900 • Large 89 by 175 corner lot • Cozy living room with large bright windows and a wood burning fireplace. • Lg & bright sunroom off kitchen w/skylights. • Kitchen has brand new SS appliances

IMMACULATE HOME IN NORTH PORT

MLS#360459

4971 BATTY RD. ~ $319,000 • New septic field in 2000, new roof & vinyl windows & hardi plank siding. • Large 13 by 25 living room added on. Electrical upgraded to 200 amp panel. • Very private and quiet backyard with gardens

3 BEDROOM COUNTRY HOME ON 5 ACRES

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PENDING MLS #339661

19190 PACIFIC RIM HWY. ~ $356,000 • Waterfront lot easily accessible from the highway with a good shared road • Half acre, 66 ft of waterfront, clean, clear fresh water great for swimming, kayaking and fishing. Deep water for boat moorage.

BEST PRICED SPROAT LAKE WATERFRONT PROPERTY

MLS #356211

4713 LESLIE ST. ~ $379,900 • 3 bdrm, 3 bath 3000 sq. ft. home on .85 acre property in high exposure area. • Beautifully landscaped yard w/in-ground swimming pool and newly done cement deck and tile work.

IMMACULATE INSIDE AND OUT!

MLS #357681

10355 BISHOP DR. ~ $399,900 • 2584 sqft home on 0.69 acre lot. • Very large deck perfect for barbequeing and entertaining. • 3 bedrooms on the top floor all with their own individual decks and phantom screens

SPROAT LAKE FAMILY HOME

SPROAT LAKE WATER VIEW BUILDING LOTS

• Spectacular views of the #1 recreational lake on Vancouver Island. • These large lots are now available to purchase and build your year round home or summer getaway. • Located in a quiet cul-de-sac with a paved road adjacent to Lake access. • Have your own boat moorage slip for a small maintenance fee. • Klehkoot Uplands lots are a bare land strata with underground services to the lots. • Sophisticated water system in place with brand new septic system and underground hydro to lots.

MLS # 348318

MASSACRE ISLAND - $699,000 • Your own exclusive island retreat on the crystal clear waters of Sproat Lake! • Over 1000 ft of water frontage, incredible panoramic mountain and lake views, and 0.85 acre of wooded tranquility

SPROAT LAKE ISLAND WITH CABIN

ROWE ROAD ~ $825,000

• Bordered by Regional District landfill on one side. • Good accessible road on property. Low taxes. • Can be logged. No estimated of value available for saleable timber. • Would be ideal location for potential campground

137.2 ACRES OF FORESTED TIMBERED LAND AVAILABLE

Until October 31, the sellers have decided to release the Aldan Rd. Lots at the following prices:

Lot 1 - $155,000 Lot 2 - $145,000 Lot 3 - $145,000 Lot 4 - $135,000

Lot 5 - $95,000 Lot 6 - $105,000 Lot 7 - $149,900 Lot 10 - $165,000

From $119,900


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