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Kyla Devito, 8, brings in a fraction of the pennies she has collected for Coins For Kids, formerly Pennies for Presents. SUSAN QUINN/ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

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News collects Coins for Kids

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Kyla Devito has been one of the strongest supporters of the Alberni Valley News’ annual charity, which this year we have renamed Coins For Kids. Last year, Devito collected her weight in coins: 50 pounds. This year she’s not so sure she will make her weight (“I weigh 60 pounds now,” she says), but she has been collecting coins ever since she dropped off last year’s donation and recruited family members to help. It’s people like Devito who have made our annual fundraiser such a success since we started it three years ago. It began in 1996 as a Black Press initiative, Pennies for Presents, when the late Frank Legh wanted to do something as a company that would help children have a good Christmas regardless of their circumstances. Since the penny has been taken out of production in Canada this year, we have renamed our charity Coins For Kids. But our goal remains the same: to help children in the Alberni Valley. We are supporting Port Alberni Toy Run again this year. We are asking the public to consider donating your spare change to our Coins For Kids campaign. Coins may be dropped off at the News office, 4656 Margaret St., from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Or please call us at 250-723-6399 and we will arrange a pickup. editor@albernivalleynews.com

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Pex Leweni moves a pair of freshly cut Christmas trees to a truck from Kirkpatrick Christmas Trees farm near the Alberni Valley Regional Airport, Monday afternoon (Nov. 25, 2013). This was Leweni’s first day working on the tree farm.

Kirkpatrick moves Christmas tree lot NOV. 30: | New lot at Canadian Tire, U-cut at airport open Saturday. SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

For the past 23 years, Gerry Kirkpatrick of Kirkpatrick’s Christmas Trees has sold trees in a lot across from the old Zellers building on Third Avenue. With the sale of the building earlier this year, Kirkpatrick has had to find another location for his retail business. So this Saturday,

Nov. 20 he will open a new retail lot in the Canadian Tire Garden Centre, on Johnston Road. Kirkpatrick’s U-cut tree lot opens this week too. His is the first tree lot on the right as you go to the Alberni Valley Regional Airport. Moving is a bit stressful and a bit bittersweet, said Kirkpatrick. “We’re not abandoning downtown. That was still my plan was to stay there,” until the new owners let him know someone else would be moving into the

building. Kirkpatrick also wholesales some of his trees to other locations on the Island, and this year has arranged for some to be included in Winter Wonderland at the AV Multiplex. Kirkpatrick has listed his Christmas tree farm for sale, this year with a realtor. “I turned 65 this year. I want to retire,” he said. The U-cut lot is open every day at 10:30 a.m. The Canadian Tire lot will be open every day until Dec. 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. editor@albernivalleynews.com

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Gerry Kirkpatrick of Kirkpatrick Christmas Trees trims a tree on his lot by the airport.

ACAWS takes action against gendered violence Are you wondering why there are purple streamers lining the sidewalk along Stamp Avenue near the Best Western Barclay Hotel? The Alberni Community and Women’s Services Society (ACAWS) can answer that. ACAWS volunteers put the ribbons up on Tuesday as part

of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, a global campaign dedicated to ending gender-based violence. The event spans the time from International Day Against Violence Against Women (Nov. 25) and International Humans Rights Day (Dec. 10). There are two events

planned locally: the Celebration of Light at Rollin Art Centre on Saturday, Nov. 30 (4–8 p.m., Argyle Street and Eighth Avenue) will give community members an opportunity to walk through and meditate in a lighted labyrinth, while pondering their commitment to end

violence in the community. The second event will take place Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 5–8 p.m.: a candlelight walk from North Island College to the track at Bob Dailey Stadium, and around the track. These events are open to the public. editor@albernivalleynews.com

The Ha-Shilth-Sa is holding a Bread and Butter Loonie-Twoonie FUN!draising Event, which takes place on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Gyro Youth Centre. All proceeds go to the Bread of Life soup kitchen, which serves nutritious meals five days a week to those who are struggling to makes ends meet. For those affected by addictions or family crises or long-term health issues, there is always a place at the table at the Bread of Life. A Loonie-Twoonie is a series of raffles that cost either $1 or $2 per ticket for a chance to win a prize. There are 26 raffles in this series. Raffle prizes were donated by local merchants and individuals who have been very generous in their support, said Debora Steel, editor of Ha-Shilth-Sa newspaper, which is hosting the event. “That’s where all of our funding and support comes from; it’s the community.” Gunter-Smith said “community” includes all five of the major grocery outlets, who provide generous discounts to make sure the Bread of Life gets full bang for the bucks donated. Every little bit is appreciated, especially at this time of year, said Roy Gunter-Smith, president of the board of directors. “Everything we have comes from people who come in and drop off a few dollars or leave a nice cheque,” he said. The Bread of Life will hold its own annual fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 29. Tickets are available at Cornerstones Thrift Store, Bread of Life office or the Pincushion (3218 Third Ave.) for $25 apiece.

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Kettle campaign kicks off in Alberni CHRISTMAS: | The venerable Salvation Army kicks off its annual kettle drive on Friday and now there’s an option for people to make a donation by text. WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

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n innovative initiative is going to allow people to donate to the Salvation Army Kettle Campaign via texting, Major Bruce Mac Kenzie said. The Salvation Army kettle campaign in Port Alberni kicks off on Friday, Nov. 29 in front of Animal Ark on Third Avenue and lasts until Dec. 24. The Salvation Army hopes to raise $65,000 this year through the campaign, Mac Kenzie said. Last year’s drive raised $63,000. All proceeds go towards the army’s community family services arm. “It underwrites about eight per cent of the community family services budget, so it’s a significant amount.” One problem kettle volunteers have often

encountered in recent years is people who say they’d like to donate but say they have no cash. To overcome the issue the kettle campaign has added digital options for cashless customers. The first option allows people to text a donation. Donators can send a text to the number 45678 and send the message “Hope 1004”. They will next be prompted for a $5 donation, which if they agree will be added to their phone bill and a tax receipt sent to them. A second option will allow people to donate online by logging onto the website fillthekettle. com. They can click on a kettle and make a donation. “These just make it more convenient for people to make a donation,” Mac Kenzie said. As of Friday, there

will be kettles set up at six locations six days a week: Walmart, Buy-Low Foods, Safeway, Fairway Market, Quality Foods and the BC Liquor Store. A seventh location will be located at the Animal Ark on Third Avenue on Fridays and Saturdays. There are 250 kettle shifts between Nov. 29 and Dec. 24 with each shift taking two hours. The initiative has filled approximately half the shifts but needs more volunteers, Mac Kenzie said. Prospective volunteers can call Schellie Hudson at 250-735-4899. Other volunteer groups include the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, ADSS band, Port Alberni fire fighters, and army cadets as well as service groups. reporter@albernivalleynews.com Twitter.com/AlberniNews

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Salvation Army Major Bruce Mac Kenzie says people who want to donate but have no cash can no do so by using text or the Internet.

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he new building standards bylaw is one step closer to completion. The proposed bylaw received three readings at council’s Nov. 25 meeting. Excerpts from the

bylaw include owners will need to register vacant buildings with a $1,000 permit. Special safety and monitoring inspections are required. Violators will be fined between $100-$10,000 and or spend six months in jail. Coun. Jack McLeman asked if the bylaw

applied to vacant buildings, dilapidated buildings or both. City planner Scott Smith replied that certain portions of the bylaw apply to vacant buildings, while other portions apply to all buildings. It all boils down to whether a property is being well maintained or not, Smith said.

“The bylaw doesn’t apply to buildings that are well maintained,” Smith said. “But whether they’re vacant or occupied, if they’re not well maintained then the bylaw applies and an investigation and determination can be made.” Coun. Hira Chopra asked if the bylaw

officer has to give notice before he visits a property. Smith replied that an officer can’t go into a building without notice but that he can go onto a property without it. As well, that this is already done through the property maintenance bylaw. Smith also clarified

that the bylaw doesn’t cover buildings defaced with graffiti. The bylaw will be a kick in the pants for absentee landlords, Coun. Cindy Solda said. “They’ve been making havoc across the community. This has been a long time in coming.” The public has

30 days to make comment about the bylaw, which will be brought back to council in January, Smith said. The bylaw is a step in the right direction, Coun. Dan Washington said. “Let’s get going on this.” reporter@albernivalleynews.com Twitter.com/AlberniNews

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BOL Fundraiser The Bread of Life is holding a fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 29. The event is at the BOL, 3131 Third Ave and starts at 6 p.m. There will be a silent auction and entertainment. Tickets $25 limited seating. Tickets on sale now at Cornerstones Thrift Store, Bread of Life office, and the Pincushion. This is the third annual event of this kind. Three times a charm, they say.

A Christmas Carol CBC Radio One and Trinity Church are

sponsoring a reading of the timeless classic “A Christmas Carol”. The show on Nov. 30 and is at Trinity Church (corner of Angus Street and Fifth Avenue) with CBC hosts Jo-Ann Roberts and Bob McDonald. Tix: $10 from Rollin Arts Centre. A food item or a pair of warm socks for the Bread of Life is encouraged.

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Gyro Youth Centre, 3245 Seventh Ave. Pre-bid: 9 a.m. Draw: 1 p.m. All donations to Bread of Life. Donations by Clam Bucket, Ladybird Engraving, Flandangles and Finishing Touches. For info. call Holly at 250-724-5757.

Filosophy Ah, nothing says “Christmas” like Decorating trees, buying cards, or booking holiday. Except maybe Food and Filosophy. The merry (Christmas) gang is doing their thang on Monday, Dec. 2 at Dolce Vita Restaurant. Starts: 5:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Cindy Springer.

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Make BC Ferries fares free Carbon neutral scheme is sinking

Ferries should be free as part of our highway system. Instead, we have a new mess as the floundering Crown corporation’s gold-plated managers struggle to stem a tide of red ink by cutting services, boosting rates, charging seniors, and even installing slot machines. Ferries’ bosses are gambling something, anything, will eventually raise ridership on the service with no competition. Indeed, the corpulent corporation is a textbook example of why monopolies don’t work. We’ve seen it all before. Ferries basically runs as a make-work project for its managers and unionized workers while we pay the freight. Sure, Ferries gets feedback from its owner taxpayers, rightly shaves services on low-use routes — then rearranges its budgetary deck chairs while folks cringe at rising fares. God help those living on a Gulf Island where ferries are critical to daily lifestyles. But that’s a far different way of life from that of CEO Mike Corrigan. His total salary sinks to just $500,000 next year from $915,000 in 2012. However, seeming smoke-and-mirrors allows Mike and other managers to recover that pay through a salary hold-back plan. Given Ferries’ swashbuckling expenditures and swamped services, bonuses for Corrigan and crew should be history. In fact, why not just set most Ferries’ managers adrift to save money? If Corrigan and his brass had answers about running what’s become a bureaucratic cruise line, they’d use those ideas by now. Most folks should be bragging about how great Ferries’ service is, not mortgaging their home for a one-way ticket. Now we see another round of desperate guesswork at our expense. Make Ferries use free, then open all routes to private competition. — Cowichan News Leader

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ICTORIA – Two days after Energy Minister Bill Bennett announced the demise of the Pacific Carbon Trust, the public accounts committee convened at the legislature to pound a few more nails into its carbonsequestering coffin. Assistant Auditor General Morris Sydor was there to defend his report from last March that concluded the B.C. government was not “carbon neutral” in 2010, because the trust paid $6 million for hastily arranged offset projects that were not valid. An Encana Corp. gas flaring reduction project at Fort Nelson and a forest preserve in the Kootenays would have proceeded without assistance from $25 a tonne carbon fee imposed on hospitals, universities, colleges and until last year, school

districts. In fact they did proceed without this subsidy. The government continues to deny this, but not many people outside the international carbon offset sales believe them. The Pacific Carbon Trust’s functions will continue, Bennett said. Instead of a board of directors and 18 staff, five people headed by an assistant deputy minister will evaluate projects and bestow millions taken from college, university and health authority budgets each year. B.C.’s school districts are still paying $5 million a year to offset such nefarious activities as heating their schools. But now the money goes into a “Carbon Neutral Capital Program,” and districts have to apply to get their money back for emission-reducing projects. This is going so well, according to Bennett,

that post-secondary institutions and health authorities will be converted to a similar program in the years ahead. How is that school program going? Here are some examples. The Coast Mountains School District around Terrace paid $66,452 for carbon offsets last year. It got back most of its three years of offset payments as a grant to complete a boiler upgrade for its Kitimat high school. Abbotsford and Nanaimo school districts each have to pay about $100,000 a year. They got money back for school boiler upgrades as well, although local school officials say that would not likely have been the top priority for spending, if it hadn’t been for the program that forces districts to spend grants immediately on emission reduction. Surrey school district paid out $585,000 last year,

‘This program is about to be foisted on hospitals...’

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and also upgraded boilers. Vancouver’s pitch this year was for three electric cars. Leaving aside the distortion of spending priorities caused by this restrictive tax-and-spend scheme, what happens when they run out of boilers to upgrade? And has it occurred to the government’s “carbon neutral” braintrust that those new boilers are still burning natural gas? This program is about to be foisted onto universities and hospitals. Does anyone actually believe that heating hospitals and college classrooms is a key driver of global warming? Presumably our carbon czars know that 40 per cent of B.C.’s humangenerated greenhouse gas emissions are from transportation, and a few electric cars for school district staff aren’t going to change that. And what happens when colleges and hospitals run out of boilers to modernize and insulation to upgrade?

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It won’t be long at this rate. In hindsight, this “carbon neutral government” scheme is perhaps the worst single idea implemented in 12 years of B.C. Liberal government. Gordon Campbell’s grand vision of a province. The NDP presented a motion in April 2012 to relieve

hospitals, colleges and universities of their carbon offset obligation. The idea was supported by a B.C. Liberal backbencher. His name? Bill Bennett.. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalNews.com

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Bonus comp all bogus To the Editor,

Re: B.C. Ferries executives lose bonus plan. It’s time to stop the flow of misinformation about the status of our Crown corporations. Any Member of the BC Liberal government who does not understand that the BC Ferries system is a Crown corporation does not possess the basic pre-requisite to be a minister. The shares of all our Crown corporations are owned by the BC government, making them Crown corporations not only in name, but also in fact. It is also time to put and end to the silly notion that our Crown corporations are ‘publicly owned and privately managed’. The boards of directors of our Crown corporations are not registered and bonded corporate entities that have comprehensive, detailed contracts with the BC government to manage our Crown corporations. The directors of our Crown corporations are in fact all government

employees. It is also clear that the BC Ferries board should never have had a free rein to pay anyone whatever it decided, including themselves, and to do whatever it wanted. BC Ferries Board chairman Donald Hayes states in part that the bonus plan for executives is similar to Crown corporations, arrogantly ignoring the fact that the BC ferry system indeed is a Crown corporation. The BC Ferries boards, past and present, have also managed to demonstrate an unusual level of incompetence that would never have been tolerated, had they been private contractors providing management services to the government. While bonuses usually are considered as rewards for exemplary performance, the BC Ferries system has been and continues to be an incredible example of operational and financial incompetence. Allowing the board to be monitored by an independent commissioner and reporting to a separate authority

also borders the un-orthodox and is completely irresponsible. It’s time for the BC government to deliver on its fiduciary responsibilities, take control of our Crown corporations, and provide the direction and leadership that has been desperately needed for a long time.

Andy Thomsen, Summerland,B.C.

The buck stops here To the Editor,

In the days of ‘Wacky Bennett’, usually the minister responsible (not an appointed spokesperson) addressed questions from the media. But times have changed, as I noted during a recent TV interview with BC Ferries CEO, Mike Corrigan. Noted, were Mr. Corrigan’s repeated answers reflecting how everything is set by “government policy” and “government decisions” under which he is bound to labour and obviously given the unenviable task of being the government’s spokesperson. That aside, there was only one omission

from questions posed to Mr. Corrigan on the topic of ‘where BC Ferries could raise revenue’: no mention of whether or not trimming executive compensation was considered. Executive compensation for wages, benefits, perks, and bonuses for umpteen healthcare policy-making “authorities” consume tax-payers’ dollars. Those dollars could pay for those who actually deliver health-care, the same government business plan (paying middle(private)-management to provide public services) applies to BC Ferries. But there’s something wrong with the plan when the public’s service suffers and executives responsible for delivering it continue to enrich themselves on the taxpayers’ dime. How about the old adage: “the buck stops here”? I once heard where it’s customary, in China, to withhold a physicians payment until the patient shows signs of improvement if not fully recovers. Maybe we should do the same here: withhold executive

compensation from health-care and BC Ferries executives until service improves and nobody is waiting for health-care or passage on our watery section of Highway No.1 via BC Ferries. Both are citizens’ rights and should not be held hostage by governmentsponsored executive compensation.

Liz Stonard, Port Alberni

Fed by-election foretells future To the Editor,

The results in the four by-elections should serve as a wake up call for complacent Conservatives. Stephen Harper’s authoritarian style of governing is evident every time he belittles an opponent. Harper has no time for alternative ideas, no interest in justifying his actions and no tolerance for democratic compromise. The lofty Conservative principles he once espoused have been replaced by the age-old corrupting practises of bribery, kickbacks, secrecy and deception.

Lloyd Atkins, Vernon, B.C.

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Quality Foods grocery bags help local food banks

Cemetery fencing mowed down

In today’s edition of the Alberni Valley News you’ll notice a brown paper grocery bag from Quality Foods. The Alberni Valley News is pleased to team up with Quality Foods once again for a much-needed food drive for the Bread of Life soup kitchen, which also supplies food to people in need. Bags may be left in the Bread of Life bin

andals have struck the Greenwood Cemetery on Josephine Road. The incident occurred two weeks ago, Parks and Recreation’s Jake Colyn said. Parks and rec staff found a section of fence at the corner of Josephine Street damaged. “It looks like someone hit the fence while they were

at Quality Foods or can be dropped off at the Bread of Life on Third Avenue during their regular operating hours. “Quality Foods is a huge support to Bread of Life,” says operator Cindy Sjoholm. Shoppers can also donate their QF points to the Bread of Life at the till, and can donate points in the form of turkey vouchers for Christmas.

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doing doughnuts,” Colyn said. The fence was repaired and staff considered the incident a one-off. But workers were alerted to more damage two days later. “Someone drove what was probably a four-wheel drive into that same section of fence and knocked it over,” Colyn said. The damage cost the city more than $1,000 to repair, he added. The incident has been reported to police. No one has called parks and rec to say they saw what happened though, Colyn said. The vandalism was

‘It looks like someone hit the fence while they were doing doughnuts.’ – Jake Colyn kept to the periphery of the grave yard. The inside of the cemetery which includes the Field of Honour was left alone, he said. The cemetery is for the most part left alone. The property had been vandalized over the years but fencing was put up and areas cleared to create

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Vandals ran into the Greenwood Cemetery fence not once but twice.

highly visible sight lines, Colyn said. Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the

Port Alberni RCMP detachment at 250723-2424, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS. reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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ecades old fire bylaws are being dusted off and modernized. Port Alberni city councillors voted to update the city’s fire department empowering and fire control bylaws at their Nov. 25 meeting.

A fire department empowering bylaw enables the province to allow a city to establish the basic framework of a fire department, something every department in the province has. A fire control bylaw sets out authorities and regulations, some of which for example pertain to smoking in

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public places. According to Port Alberni Fire Department Chief Tim Pley, the existing bylaws covering those areas haven’t been examined or updated since 1969 and 1981 respectively. Coun. Jack McLeman said he didn’t support the initiative. “Why would we make a fire department when we’ve got one?” he said. “Leave alone what we have. It might be better to leave it.” According to Pley, the contents of the existing bylaw is outdated. It sets out that candidates for a fire fighter must be between the ages of

18-30. “That doesn’t fly today,” Pley said. “We need to look at how the legislation has changed, what even still on the books, and exercise our right under the current one.” The bylaw review has its roots in a report about the Port Alberni Fire Department penned in 2011. Among the report recommendations was an advisement that the department update its fire service bylaws. The department has already brushed up bylaws to do with outdoor burning, woodstoves and fireworks, Pley said. reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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The MOE’s Mobile Air Monitoring Laboratory could be coming to Port Alberni for six to 12 months starting in 2014.

Air lab slated for Port Alberni WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

If all goes to plan the Ministry of Environment will be operating its Mobile Air Monitoring Laboratory from the Port Alberni fire hall. Port Alberni Fire Department Chief Tim Pley made the announcement at city council’s Nov. 25 meeting. PAFD and MOE officials are discussing the potential for the vehicle to be parked at the fire hall for six to 12 months. The move would enhance the level of air quality monitoring in the Alberni Valley, Pley said. According to an MOE spokesperson

the lab hasn’t monitored Alberni’s air quality since early 2000. Industry has changed since with some mills having closed and others curtailed, the spokesperson said. As well, the population dipped in numbers but has rebounded since. “We’re not expecting to see too much change in residential emissions,” he said. The project would not cost the city anything and would not interfere with fire department operations, he said. According to the MOE website, the mobile lab is built on a Ford F550 chassis and houses special equipment that

measures ground level ozone, nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide levels. Data from the equipment is transferred to the MOE’s air monitoring database, where it is posted for viewing at Mobile Air Quality Monitoring Data web page. Catalyst Paper Corp. already monitors the Valley’s air quality as part of a permit requirement from the MOE. The lab has been dispatched to monitor air in James Bay, Whistler and the Peace River. Port Alberni’s is being considered because the site is sturdy and has a power hookup. reporter@albernivalleynews.com Twitter.com/AlberniNews

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Improvements to the corner of River Road and Falls Road won’t happen any time soon. According to some councillors, the area has been the site of several accidents and near misses over the years, City engineer Guy Cicon said. One possible explanation could be that drivers coming into town are distracted by the view of the Somass River to

the right as they cross the bridge. Distracted from looking left, they don’t notice traffic turning onto River Road from Falls Road, Cicon said. Installing a convex mirror at the intersection was suggested at the advisory planning commission. But the image is distorted and doesn’t accurately gauge how far away a car is, Cicon said. Compounding this is that the area falls under the jurisdiction of the

provincial Ministry of Transportation. Similar issues are just down the road at River Road and Beaver Creek, Coun. Dan Washington said. “It’s a concern, especially during fishing season.” The MOT can be prompted about the issues. “But I don’t know what to say other than exercise caution when going through it,” Cicon said of the River Road and Falls Road intersection. reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 - Alberni Valley News

Friday, Nov. 29 from 5 - 9pm receive free hot chocolate & coffee!

778-421-COOK (2665) Open at 11 a.m. for lunch and dinner

#10-5440 Argyle Street, Harbour Quay Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 1T7

JANICE SHEEHAN’S WATERFRONT GALLERY Month of December Open Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Uptown Port Alberni is lighting up the Christmas season Nov. 29 with festive light and window displays

LIGHT UP SPECIAL

Friday November 29, 5 - 8pm

Fri., Dec. 29 • 5 - 9pm

10% OFF Everything

at Ecuador and More 5417 Argyle Street

778-421-2292

Customer Appreciation

YOUR SHOP TO FIND UNIQUE GIFTS & STOCKING STUFFERS

Rock Bottom Prices!

Free Coffee 6-9 p.m. Check out our Facebook Page for “Christmas Movie Mania” during December

5-8 p.m. Nov. 29

Kingsway Crossing at Argyle

25%

3074 Kingsway Ave.

Find us on

778-421-4454

Open Tues–Sat 10am–5pm 5440 Argyle St. 250.724.5999

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(on all regular priced items excluding food)

1 Day Only!

Fri, Nov. 29 ~ Open until 9pm

$ 77

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3036 3rd Avenue

250-724-5851

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Meet & Greet: Thurs. Dec. 12 from 7–9pm Show Runs: Dec. 1 to Dec. 31 Also featuring jewelry by Elaine McLaughlin

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FREE Coffee, Hot Chocolate and Goodies from 5pm-8pm

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LIGHT UP SPECIALS Friday, Dec. 29 from 6–8pm Free draw with purchase

30%-50% OFF - 1 day only - Fri Nov 29 100’s of stocking stuffer ideas

Light Up Special

Harbour Quay

An Exhibit Of Nature & Wildlife Photography

Inventory Clearance

Port Alberni’s Independent Health Food Store

and much more at

Friendly, Fast Service Friday, November 29 ~ 5-8pm

LUNCH OPEN: TUESDAY- SATURDAY Phone: 250-720-0050 • Harbour Quay

Fine Foods, Gifts & Eclectica

$25 Ribkoff items

www.kismetquilts.com

FREE Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coffee

Farmer’s Market 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Check out the FREE Draws)

Light Up Specials

(some exclusions • expires Dec. 24. 2013)

BREAKFAST

Santa 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Take your own photos)

We have secondhand clothing upstairs

finished quilts 5334 Argyle St., Port Alberni, BC 250-723-6605

FREE DRAW with purchase

10% OFF ALL CLOTHING

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Come Celebrate the Season with these special events at the Harbour Quay: AW Neill Band performs 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Handmade Belgian Chocolates • Caramel Apples • Fudge • Caramel Corn • Frozen Yogurt • Gelato

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COLLEGE CONNECTION DECEMBER 2013

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Visit us online www.nic.bc.ca Call us for details 250-724-8711 VOLUME 3, ISSUE 5

WHO SAYS SCHOOL STARTS IN SEPTEMBER? Courses starting this January, include: PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY & ARCHEOLOGY (ANT-151) Explore the origins and development of humans and their cultures through readings and audio-visual material in this introductory anthropology course. Topics include the development of Old and New World civilizations. PRINCIPLES OF MODERN BIOLOGY (BIO-102) Study of major areas of biology in this first-year course for science majors. Topics include ecology, evolution, cell division, genetics, DNA and genes, classification and diversity. Lab required. 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 skills to work effectively with children, youth, and adults.

Develop leadership skills This winter, NIC offers Supervising Early Childhood Centres (ECC-268), for early childhood educators, like Port Alberni’s Christine Lidstone. The evening course is part of NIC’s part-time ECCE diploma, designed for early childhood educators who want to further develop their skills. For more information, visit www.nic.bc.ca/communitycare.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

‘MY ADVICE? JUST START SOMEWHERE’

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT By the time her son started Grade 2 in September, Angela was ready to return to college. She nervously faced an English Assessment, designed to gauge her reading and writing levels. She earned a 92 per cent and was admitted to NIC’s Human Services diploma program.

This October, Angela was writing a research paper on sexuality and the disabled when the idea struck her: Angela Brown develops why not pursue a life-long career in Grade 6 reading level into a clinical therapy?

love of learning and passion for clinical psychology She booked an appointment with NIC’s

LEARN ENGLISH IN YOUR COMMUNITY North Island College and Literacy Alberni work together to improve student literacy

This fall, NIC Adult Basic Education education advisor Jana Devito and instructor Sandy Faust packed up Learning didn’t always come easy for worked out a plan. She’ll complete eight her classroom and expanded her Angela Brown. courses at NIC before guaranteeing her fundamental English classes to In her 20s, she desperately tried to admission to UVic. Literacy Alberni. hide her reading ability. “I struggled “If you asked me what I really wanted Two afternoons a week, she teaches with really low literacy,” she said. “I to do years ago I would have said I tuition-free reading, writing, and read at a Grade 5 or 6 level and I was want to become a sexual therapist,” English language skills to adults who afraid to tell anyone.” she said. “With that paper and Jana’s want to improve their skills, learn It wasn’t until she confided her support, suddenly, I thought I can do English as a Second Language, and husband, who read to her nightly, this. I can go to university and earn anyone who is interested. that she learned to love reading and my degree. I know I have a long road “Everyone is welcome,” Sandy said. ahead of me, but I feel ready.” developed a passion for learning. “Whatever your skill level, we can help.” Now, the only thing she regrets is She’ll move to Victoria when her The class was created for students who not starting sooner. “I wasted seven oldest son graduates from high want to upgrade their skills but aren’t years being scared of getting help,” school, allowing them to attend class quite ready to attend NIC. Instead, Angela said. “My advice? Just start together. By the time her youngest Sandy goes to them, opening the door somewhere. Know that as an adult, son leaves the house, she’ll be well on to literacy by making education more learning comes more quickly than it her way to a new career. accessible. did in school. You can do this.” Find out more: www.nic.bc.ca/pa “We do still have a few spots available and classes are ongoing until May,” Suddenly, I thought I can do this. I can go to she adds.

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Angela Brown, NIC University Studies student

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ESSAY WRITING AND CRITICAL ANALYSIS (ENG-115) Learn to research, document and write better research papers and give yourself the tools to read and think critically in this first-year English course. 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. ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY (PSY-235) Learn more abnormal psychology, including mental disorders, assessment and treatment, the DSM-IV, and social, cultural and ethical issues. 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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EVENTS & KEY DATES Dec 3 Open Forum on Sexism vs. Feminism Join NIC Sociology 110 students for a public discussion of Sexism vs. Feminism. Port Alberni Campus Cafeteria, 6-9 pm Dec 4 Rally Against Violence Against Women Honour missing and murdered women with NIC Human Service Worker students at a rally and vigil. For more information, call the Alberni Community and Women’s Services (ACAWS) at 250-724-7111. Candlelight Walk, 5-6 pm, NIC main foyer, Vigil, 6 - 8 pm, NIC Cafeteria Dec 6 Deadline to apply for FREE Building Service Worker program for eligible students Qualify for entry-level custodial positions with NIC’s four-week program this January. Find out more call Leanne at 250-724-8705 or visit www.nic.bc.ca/esa. For more NIC programs and events, visit: www.nic.bc.ca/pa


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Nominees sought for BE awards Which is the best business on Vancouver Island, in which category? Organizers and sponsors of the 14th annual Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards (VIBEAs) want to find out, as the call for nominations has been issued for the popular event, taking place January 23, 2014, at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo. “The Business Excellence Awards has been a ‘can’t miss’ date on the calendar of events on Vancouver Island since our very first one in 1999,” said Robert MacDonald of Business Examiner Vancouver Island, founder of the event. The event, sponsored by RBC Royal Bank, has its nominations open until Dec. 15. “We wanted to create an event that celebrated the very best of business on the Island and it has been that, and more,” he said. “Each year we’re amazed at the quality and volume of businesses competing … and we expect that momentum to build quickly for this years’ event.” “There are always a number of surprises when it comes time to announce the winners,” said MacDonald. “The judges have a tough task ahead of them to determine which business stands out above the crowd in their category. Some of the success stories are simply amazing.” VIBEA winners will be announced in the February issue of the Business Examiner. A souvenir book will be printed and put online to commemorate the event, and winners may use the VIBEA logo. For more information about the event, or sponsorship, contact Robert MacDonald at 250-7582684. To nominate a business, visit www. businessvi.ca/events and download a nomination form.

Farmers market splits into two groups ‘(They’re) like the Hatfields and McCoys.’

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If farmers market vendors want to continue leasing Harbour Quay then they’re going to have to start getting along, Parks and Recreation director Scott Kenny said. The two farmers market groups “are like the Hatfields and McCoys,” Kenny told city councillors at their Nov. 25 meeting. The matter arose after council agreed to lease the Market Square area to the Spirit Square Farmers Market for five months commencing Nov. 1. The $275 lease covers use of the market area and storage. More than 26 vendors that formerly set up shop at Spirit Square pulled stakes and moved their wares indoors to the First Baptist Church on Cherry Creek Road

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Gwen Lowe, spokesperson for the farmers market faction that has moved indoors to the First Baptist Church for the winter, sells her handicrafts too.

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Lowe said. Members took a vote to move and settled on Cherry Creek because it had a gym and was the most cost-efficient option, Lowe said. Five members chose to stay at Harbour Quay, she added. Eggs, meat and produce are sold outside while crafts and baked goods are sold indoors. There were deeper issues than just the climate, Kenny said. “The groups don’t get along. I’d like to give them a lot in someone else’s parking lot and say ‘here — have fun,’” Kenny said of the feud. “Am I frustrated? Yes, I am.” The schism between

the two groups is old news, said Coun. Jack McLeman, who frequents the market at Harbour Quay. “It’s always interesting to listen to who started what and when,” he said. “I was even there the day they (two groups) called the police on one another.” Valley residents need a farmers’ market , McLeman said. “I hope they can get it sorted out.” The splinter group will be staying at Cherry Creek but will take another vote again on going back to Harbour Quay in the spring, Lowe said. Things are still hopping at the Spirit Square Farmers Market, Vicki Lee said. “We still have 12 vendors and we’re doing very well. The vendors who stayed here remain members of the Port Alberni Farmers Market.” Lee said she understands why

some folks may want to retreat indoors for the winter. “But come on, this is the West Coast. It’s not like we’re in Winnipeg or something.” A steady stream of visitors still frequent the Spirit Square market. “Yes it gets windy and cool but people dress for it,” Lee said. Council has the option of visiting a longer term lease after this one expires. “But I wouldn’t recommend a lease to either one of them if things stay the same,” Kenny said. “Work your differences out.” Business is still business, Lee said, and business hasn’t changed since others moved to Cherry Creek. “I’ve got a pretty steady clientele and my business hasn’t dipped since they moved.” reporter@albernivalleynews.com Twitter.com/AlberniNews

Principles For Living g by Dr. Carl Weber, BPE (Hon), DC Use it or lose it “How do you think my spine got so messed up?” Sharon was a typical 35 year old mom, busy in her work and family life. She began care because her mid back and neck felt achy leading to headaches. She was very surprised by the level of spinal degeneration shown by her x-rays. “I’ve been active my whole life. I haven’t had any car accidents or traumas to my spine. How could my spine wear and tear over time without my realizing it?” I explained that spinal decay, like tooth decay, can be quite common by our mid twenties. Losing our spinal health is an ongoing and silent process. It can result from poor posture, not stretching and strengthening and from a lack of attention to our spines. Like fitness, strength, flexibility, our teeth....what we don’t take care of, we lose. Nor do we focus on the health of our spine in North America as do other cultures. East Indians emphasize Yoga. Asian cultures emphasize Tai Chi and martial arts. In many parts of Europe proper posture is heavily promoted early in a child’s life. Chiropractic care can return the missing movement to our neglected spines. We’re born with healthy mobility and when we’re kids and play all day, we never stop moving. Then when we turn over in our sleep, our spine adjusts itself. That healthy movement stops as we begin school and become less mobile. Add computers, texting, backpacks, sports and our spine becomes imbalanced. By our adult years, we no longer adjust while turning in bed. We’ve built up too much preventable decay. “Oh, I get it,” Sharon said. “It took time to get like this and that was a process. Now it will take time to get healthy because that’s a process.” “You’ve nailed it,” I said. Our spine is not a self sustaining, lifetime guaranteed product from Canadian Tire. It needs regular attention to keep healthy. And when’s the best time to start? Either birth or right now! That’s where Chiropractic care comes in. Use it or lose it. After all, what kind of spine do you want to have when you’re eighty? Peace, Carl

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FRI. NOV. 29 ◆ VICTORY CELEBRATION SERVICE Free Community Dinner. Free prizes. Hosted at 4890 Locke Rd. Fri. service at 7 p.m. Services also being held on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. For info. call 250-735-1754. ◆ BREAD OF LIFE FUNDRAISER at the BOL, 3131 Third Ave. Starts: 6 p.m. Silent Auction, Entertainment. Tickets $25 limited seating. Tickets on sale now at Cornerstones

Thrift Store, Bread of Life office, and the Pincushion.

SAT. NOV. 30 ◆ A CHRISTMAS CAROL CBC Radio One and Trinity Church sponsor a dramatic reading of the timeless classic. At Trinity Church (corner of Angus Street and Fifth Avenue) with CBC hosts Jo-Ann Roberts and Bob McDonald. Tix: $10 from Rollin Arts Centre. A food item or a pair of warm socks for the Bread of Life is encouraged. ◆ LOONIE TWOONIE

RAFFLE at the Gyro Youth Centre, 3245 Seventh Ave. Pre-bid: 9 a.m. Draw: 1 p.m. Donations by Clam Bucket, Ladybird Engraving, Flandangles and Finishing Touches. For info. call Holly at 250-724-5757.

MON. DEC. 2 ◆ FOOD AND FILOSOPHY a gathering of the clan. Special guest speaker: by Cindy Springer. At Dole Vita Restaurant. Food starts at 5:30 p.m. Chat afterward.

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◆ STARFLEET ALBERNI monthly meeting. From 6-8 p.m. at Echo Centre. Regular 21st-century attire is fine -- come as a hologram of yourself. For info: 250-7247293.

SAT. DEC. 7 ◆ BATTLE OF THE BADGES a hockey matchup between the police and fire department. The event is at the AV Multiplex and starts at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. Proceeds to the Port Alberni ACL Foundation.

SUN. DEC. 15 ◆ TIMBRE CHOIR’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION at the

ADSS theatre, start time 2:30 p.m. Special guests - Sarah Hagen, the Russell Cripps Vocal Group and the Alberni Valley United Church Handbell Choi. Tix: $15 adults and seniors; $5 students and children. On sale at Rollin Art Centre, Echo Centre and Salmonberry’s.

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The Alberni Valley United Church introduces its new cook book “Memories” just in time for Christmas. A special book launch will take place at the church on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 2-4 p.m. Come for tea and a chance to purchase a copy of this new and exciting book filled with local “Memories”. The idea for this book came to volunteers in 2012. “We were looking for a way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our church building and the 100th year of the cities that became Port Alberni. “What better way to celebrate but to bring back memories of the weddings and the families who started out as couples in our churches? It has taken a while to get it all together, but here we are, December 2013 and we are ready to present our Memories cook book.” This cook book is dedicated to all the brides, grooms, families and friends of the Alberni Valley United Churches, past, present and future. We hope you find a recipe that will become a family favourite.


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Armand “Herb� van Dyk Herb passed away surrounded by family on November 13, 2013 at NRGH at the age of 60 after a short battle with cancer.

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JOHN (TED) FAIRFAX June 27, 1933November 17, 2013

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to John (Ted)Fairfax. Ted was a familiar face to many in Campbell River as he stood in front of the fire at his family’s Seawalk Coffee Bar greeting friends and strangers alike. He entertained everyone with his humor and stories he would share about his life. He will be deeply missed by his brother Bobby ( Kaarina), sister Ilean “Tootsie�, wife Phyllis, son Dale and grandson Jonathan, daughter Kim (Harry) grandchildren Amber & Dalyn. Condolences to his CP Rail, BC Rail and Alberni Pacific Railway friends. Please come join us for a potluck celebration for Ted at FoggDukkers Coffee Bar on the Seawalk on November 30th, 2013 beginning at 1pm. All are welcome. I would like to extend a special thank you to our true dear friend Dr. Michael Meckin. Thank you for the borrowed time. It meant everything. Life isn’t measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away.

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

NEW TO YOU ELEC. SCOOTER, 4 whl, has roof cover, lights, very good cond. $600. 250-723-2467. FIREWOOD: $50 per cord. You cut and load (at own risk). Call 250-724-0523 after 5pm. GOOD QUALITY hay in barn, $5.25. Call (250)724-2932. LOUIS L’AMOUR Western pocket book collection. Hard to find. As new. Great gift! 50 frontier novels. $55. Call (250)724-1059.

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CARRIERS NORTH PORT 1000 – Russell & Westporte (70) 1012 – Glenside & Regina (43) 1020 – Mary & Brown (58) 1029 – Ian & Ballson (30) 1032 – Shaughnessy & Cedar (60)

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GREAT STARTER or retirement house. 2-bdrm, 1 bath with full walk-out basement. Freshly painted and updated. New roof. Carport in front and alley access to 24x30 garage. Large yard with fruit trees. For info or viewing phone Jim at 778-421-1310 or Ted at 250723-8089. Pt. Alberni. Asking $165,900.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO HOUSES & APARTMENTS 1-2 bdrms. Starting at $450. (250)735-0649. PORT ALBERNI: Carmoor Building at the Harbour Quay, deluxe adult oriented 1 & 2 bdrm loft Apts for lease. 10’ ceilings, F/S, D/W, microwave, W/D, A/C, gas F/P. No pets, no smokers, ref’s req’d. Call (250)724-5040. SOUTH PORT: $475/mo 1br, avail NOW, Ref’s req’d, no partiers. Call 250-736-1189.

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HOMES FOR RENT PORT ALBERNI- Available Jan 1. 2 bdrm house, 1 bath, F/S, W/D. $850. Refs. NS/NP, no partiers. Applications being taken. (250)724-5306.

2013 TOYOTA 4 Runner Limited Edition, 251,000 km, excellent condition inside and out, recent work, brakes, timing belt, water pump, new belts, winter & summer tires on rims, front and rear bumper re-painted. Blue. $11,000 obo. Call (250)720-1413.

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DEC. 1: | Choirs, orchestra perform at ADSS Theatre.

Meditate with Pepe Mendoza

Pepe Mendoza was born and raised in Pucallpa, Peru, on the edge of the Amazon Rainforest. He has spent many decades devoted to deep listening of the natural world. From this open-hearted listening, a natural desire to let the healing capacity of music pour through him has emerged. Mendoza produces sonic vibrations, or sounds, by using several different instruments, including his voice. Join him this Thursday, Nov. 28 from 7–9 p.m. at Char’s Landing for music meditation. Cost is $15 at the door. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Pacific Rim Gallery opens

The Islands Gallery, previously located on Argyle Street at Second Avenue, has reincarnated as Pacific Rim Gallery on Third Avenue. Owner and curator Wesley Bloxham has renovated the space at 3021 Third Ave., in between Steampunk Café and Coffee House and The Smoke Stack. The gallery carries both local and global artists. Special exhibits will start in January 2014. Bloxham hopes to host regular Thursday jazz nights, and says he will be bringing in a piano for the gallery.

Photographer exhibits work

Laurence SubraBieusses, owner of Alberni Photography, opens an exhibit of her work on Dec. 1 at the Clocktower Gallery in Harbour Quay. Subra-Bieusses’ exhibit, ‘Path’ will run at the Clocktower until Dec. 31. A meet and greet is planned for Thursday, Dec. 12 from 7–9 p.m. The Clocktower Gallery is located at 5440 Argyle St. in the Quay. Alberni Photography is located up the hill at 4957 Argyle St.

PHOTO COURTESY CRAINS DUSTY PHOTOS

Barkley Sounds Choir, above, Phil’s Harmonics Strings and special guests, Alberni Valley United Church Handbell Choir perform ‘We Need a Little Christmas’ this Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2:30 p.m. at the new Alberni District Secondary School (ADSS) Theatre.

Phil’s Harmonics and the Barkley Sounds Choir perform We Need a Little Christmas this Sunday, Dec. 1 at the ADSS Theatre beginning at 2:30 p.m. The two groups traditionally perform a Christmas concert and despite a new venue this year is no different, says Phil’s Harmonics organizer Bonnie Wallbank. The Barkley Sounds Community Choir, which boasts as many as 50 members some years, is entering its 13th year of performing in the Alberni Valley.

The Phil’s Harmonics Orchestra will be led by conductor Philip Wallbank. Phil’s Harmonics welcomes Laurie Terepocki as their accompanist for this concert following Bev Hintz’s retirement. The afternoon’s performance also features the Alberni Valley United Church Handbell Choir, under the direction of Michael Villette. Tickets for We Need a Little Christmas are $10 in advance from the Rollin Arts Centre, choir and orchestra members or $12 at the door. For more info, please call Bonnie Wallbank of Phil’s Harmonics at 250-724-2998.

One rockin’ Christmas Swedish tradition on stage Portal Players Dramatic Society’s Glee and Wee Glee show choirs present “A Rockin Christmas” on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Capitol Theatre. The show choirs have worked hard to prepare the music for this show. The Capitol Glee and Wee-Glee program offers children ages four to 16 the opportunity to be empowered musically

and socially through the art of music. The repertoire is challenging, diverse, rich and rewarding and most of all fun. Director Janet Schlackl, assistant director Suzanne Levasseur and piano accompanist Ellen Vander Putten work each week with the singers to bring together programs to share with the community.

Change for the Good Donate your extra change to kids in our community. The Alberni Valley News is collecting Coin for Kids until Dec. 13. All proceeds will go to the Port Alberni Toy Run. Drop your change off at our office at 4656 Margaret Street. For more information call 250-723-6399

“A Rockin Christmas” hits the Capitol Theatre stage Dec. 8. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the curtain will rise at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door (children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult are free), and seating will be first come first served. Start your holiday fun at the Capitol with a Glee and Wee Glee Christmas.

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Enjoy a traditional Swedish Christmas concert this Sunday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre with Nordic Roots: A Swedish Christmas. This concert, presented by Portal Players Dramatic Society, will be performed in the Swedish tradition of Sankta Lucia. Local artist Gittan Klemetsrud, a Portal Players’ member,

approached the board of directors with a proposal for this concert to share a piece of her culture and traditions and to bring together the young talent in Port Alberni’s arts community. Klemetsrud secured the support of Sarah Falls to act as the musical director, and with the involvement of students from the ADSS Grade 9 Jazz

Band and the EJ Dunn Choir they have put together an evening of traditional music and culture. The name “Sankta Lucia”, or Saint Lucy in English, shares a root with the Latin word for “light”. Lucy’s feast day has become a festival of light in Scandinavian countries. Tickets are $10, or $5 for children 12 and under.


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Celebrate with light at Rollin Art Centre MELISSA MARTIN Arts Around

Rollin Art Centre will be holding its second annual Community event, “Celebration of Light” Saturday, Nov. 30 from 4 – 8 p.m. at the Rollin Art Centre, Argyle Street and Eighth Avenue. Don’t miss this magical display of more than 500 children’s luminaries, lanterns and lights that adorn the grounds while listening to Timbre! Choir, sipping hot coffee and apple cider, having a photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, hearing a Christmas story reading for children or watching a local dance group perform. Wander the gallery with work from local artisans and much more. Admission is free for this community event, but donations are greatly appreciated. Come out and support the Rollin Art Centre.

Dickens comes to life with CBC

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

The Deakin Family and Friends Art Show, held the weekend of Nov. 16–17 in Uptown Port Alberni, was an exhibition of wonderful talents from local artists. The show was maybe simple in its composition but Oh! How interesting! Unusual and fascinating art might be the term that comes to mind when you look at Tim Deakin’s recycled arts, such as his customized stock bench, Kelly Deakin Carter’s pyrography on tree mushrooms or Sean Deakin’s soapstone sculptures

2013 banners available

with artist Cynthia Bonesky, Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The workshops introduces 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 still available.

If you are one of the lucky ones to have painted a banner for 2013, they are available for purchase now at the Rollin Art Centre for $25. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council.

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and colourful ‘Vision Board’ painting as well as young Melissa Deakin’s watercolours and drawings. On the “friends” side, I had been delighted by Karen Gamble’s photographs, which drew viewers into a vibrant world of macros and astonishing landscapes. Thank you all for this presentation, it was exquisite.

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Photographer Karen Gamble captures vibrant detail in her photos at the Deakin exhibit.

Phil’s Harmonic’s String Orchestra and the Barkley Sounds Community Choir present “We Need a Little Christmas”, their annual Christmas concert, this Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2:30 p.m. at the new ADSS Theatre. Tickets are $10 in advance available at Rollin Art Centre.

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Try a new sport for Sports Day in Canada! In the week leading up to RBC Sports Day in Canada on November 30, communities across British Columbia are hosting a variety of events for citizens to learn about and participate in a new sport. In honour of Sports Day, ViaSport wants to inspire B.C. to explore more than 60 provincial sport organizations and hundreds of clubs that deliver sport for all ages and abilities in our communities, all year round! No matter your age, skill level or where you call home, sport is your connection to friends, fun, learning and a general sense of wellness in your everyday life. There are opportunities for everyone through sport, whether you’re a beginner, advanced or adaptive athlete, a child or senior, or perhaps someone who isn’t sure where to begin. ViaSport is your easy connection to the resources you need to get started.

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Port Alberni athlete Kennedy Lavertu started her figure skating season last spring with two goals in mind: a top 10 finish at provincials and a spot on the BC Games team. Lavertu competed in the provincial championship in Richmond Nov. 7-10. The BC and Yukon Territory Sectional Figure Skating competition saw the best skaters compete, including fellow Port Albernian Eric Streichsbier, who now trains in Vancouver). This was Lavertu’s second appearance at sectionals and her second year in the category of prenovice. Leading up to the event, Lavertu had placed no lower than third at other competitions. “Sections is where you meet up with all competitors in B.C. The top four go to challenge in December and then there are two spots for the BC

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LA-LA Land auto extravaganza LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Auto Show is full of eye-popping sights and some even include cars! It’s not difficult to have your head turned but it is a challenge to pick one’s top picks but I’m for the challenge. Nissan GT-R Nismo Nissan stole the show with not only one of the fastest cars in the world but the fastest man in the world. Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Usain Bolt was on hand as Nissan’s Director of Excitement. Usain was clearly taken with the new GT-R Nismo, there were also promises to get him one to replace his gold coloured GT-R. Power has been pumped up to 600hp taking this new Nismo version to 100 km/h in just two seconds. Look for the new GT-R in the spring of 2014. I suspect Usain will get his a bit earlier. Chevrolet Colorado The mid-size pickup truck market has been all but abandoned by the domestic automakers over the last few years leaving this category entirely to Toyota and Nissan with the Tacoma and Frontier trucks. Wait until next year and the choice will include the all-new Colorado from Chevrolet. Building off the success of the all-new full-size Silverado, the engineers have taken the same approach to this new truck. On the economy front, eventually there will be three engines to choose from. Out of gate, there is the base 2.5L 4-cylinder engine or a 3.6L V6. Subaru WRX Fans of the Subaru WRX will be very excited about the arrival of an all-new car but maybe a bit disappointed that this production model

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BMW 4 Series Cabriolet BMW has changed its naming: the 3 Series is now the sedan only while the coupe and convertible version are now called 4 Series. The all-new cabriolet is wider and features a new three-piece retractable hardtop and for the first time X-Drive AWD is now available on the convertible models. Interior refinements include a new neck warmer to that blows a steady stream of warm air on the front passengers neck and shoulders, helping to elongate the convertible season. Porsche Macan This small SUV is based on the same platform as the Audi Q5. This lower, sleeker and much more aggressive Macan will attract a lot of attention based purely on looks. Porsche made it very clear that this is not juts a Porsche in name but also in performance. Look for the Macan coming next year. Jaguar F-Type Jaguar made a big splash with the Jaguar F-Type convertible this year and next year we look forward to the coupe version, a dynamite looking coupe with a stunning silhouette and improved dynamics thanks to a stiffer body. The body of the car is built with extensive use of aluminum to produce the stiffest Jaguar ever made. This is one heart-pounding coupe I cannot wait to try.

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But not if you’re attractive, have a great body and well, you shine. With hundreds of vehicles showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show, it takes a lot to stand out amongst the plethora of sparkling sheet metal, which is constantly detailed by show workers. If you’re a sexy snake, that’s automatic grounds for attention. The SRT Viper GTS was on display, but it wasn’t just any old venom-producing reptile. It came with the Anodized Carbon Special Edition Package. Aside from 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque being produced from its handcrafted, all-aluminum 8.4-litre, midfront V10, it comes with the first-ever use for the Chrysler Group’s unique metallic matte exterior colour. And exclusivity is the name of its game. Only 50 will be made and they’ll be available as

of January, 2014. Speaking of fast things, you don’t get any faster on feet than Usain Bolt does. And if you’re paired next to Nissan’s fastest production GT-R to date, that’s an even more potent combination. Godzilla takes on the NISMO (aka NISsan MOtorsport) badge with a healthy helping of 600-horsepower and some defining exterior features. In regards to its body, it’s more rigid than before and you’ll also find it has a “factory tuned” enhanced suspension. The aero package, which not only looks good, also improves road holding, minimizes the negative impact of drag, while giving the car a menacing and muscular appearance. If you’re a luxury German vehicle and you have a worldwide debut in LA, chances are you’ll draw

quite the A-List crowd. The all-new Porsche Macan did such a thing, with visitors such as Jerry Seinfeld and professional tennis player, Maria Sharapova. The Indonesian word for tiger, it’s the first Porsche in the compact SUV segment. Or you could say it’s the baby brother to the popular-selling Cayenne. Either way, they’re both have some spice to them! Two renditions of Macan will be available: the Macan S and Macan Turbo. Standard features include active all-wheel drive and the Porsche double-clutch transmission (PDK). The Macan S is powered by a new Porsche-designed 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo engine that puts out 340 horsepower. The Macan Turbo hosts a 3.6-litre V6 bi-turbo engine and emits 400 horsepower. Purrrr. Practical and eye catching?

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Our writer: Valley Seniors is a monthly feature compiled by Orlando Delano and featuring residents living in Port Alberni seniors complexes.

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Taking care of her aging mother-in-law prepared Roumanis for a career working with seniors.

and Echo Village as well as Westhaven Multilevel Care in the Activity Departments. She now only works at Westhaven. Born in Cheshire, England, RoscoeRoumanis grew

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was registered as a member of the Royal College of Church Music, which led her to sing in annual festivals, including performances in Chester Cathedral. Her early career took her to London where she worked as an Information Officer with the National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders. There, she produced information material for the general public for the need of rehab for those released from prison. She was also part of the opening of two halfway houses and worked with Probation Officers to assist prisoners to find work and accommodation on release. “I have always had a leaning towards social work”, she says. Roscoe-Roumanis, now the proud mother of three, and five grandchildren, came to Port Alberni for the first time in 1973 to visit her parentsin-law. “We just fell in love with the Island and British Columbia, and, within two years after our holiday, made application to emigrate to Canada. I have never lost my appreciation for the beauty of Vancouver Island and all that

surrounds me every day”, she adds. In her first year in Canada, she worked as a substitute teacher and assisted with a Health Outreach for Parents and Infants, and also a support member of a SIDS Group. As a professional in the gerontology field, Roscoe-Roumanis feels very fortunate to have a career that she thoroughly enjoys and loves. Seniors hold all their amazing life experiences within their memories which brings so much interest into every day.  “The work I do is extremely rewarding and also very demanding, which makes for a great combination for me.  I thrive on multitasking and my approach is always very flexible. I allow the seniors themselves to bring to our programmes the quality of their own gifts and talents.  The residents in our facilities are very diverse needs and I need to provide meaningful activities for each individual person.  I plan a variety of programme activities ranging from exercises, cognitive challenging games, music, art, crafts, gardening, guest musicians

and speakers. My intention is to bring to the residents all that is happening in the City of which they were and still are an integral part.  It is essential for all human beings, from the very young to the very old, to be involved in meaningful activities in order to build and maintain their feeling of self worth and to promote inner health.  My goal every day is to enable each person in my care to feel that  their day has been worthwhile”. In addition to her regular job, RoscoeRoumanis enjoys photography and writing.  Her son published a book of

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her poems and she has often read them at various functions in the community, such as “Forest Fest” and at  “Word’s on Fire” held at “Chars Landing”. She also belongs to a vintage fashion group in town, the “Centennial Belles”. They have given many fashion shows, been invited by Holland America to show vintage fashion to their passengers while in Victoria.  Early next April they will be putting on a Vintage Wedding Fashion Show dating from 1860’s to 1960’s as a fund raiser for Port Alberni children in need of support due to serious illness.

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Sandra Sweeney a volunteer at Heritage Place holds up some of the yummy baking that was sold at the annual Tea and Bazaar.

Jamie Vissia was one of the models showcasing the fashions at Metro City’s Grand Opening on Saturday.

Models at Metro City’s Grand Opening on Saturday take five after showing the many great fashions. In no particular order are Marlene Francoeur, Mallory Blake, Jamie Vissia and Hayley Green.

The First Open Heart Society, Port Alberni held their annual Fall Pot Luck dinner at Echo Centre last Friday. Special guest speaker for the evening was Brian Callender, centre front. Special guests from V ictoria are George and Agnes Coldwell, far right. George is the president of the First Open Heart Society of Victoria.

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Ruby Whipp was the lucky winner of a Mid-Island Kidney Association t-shirt at the annual Christmas party.If you or someone you know have kidney related illness call Norm Taylor at 250-724-5668.

Kenny Joudrey proudly holds up the plant, t-shirt and gift card that he won at the Mid-Island Kidney Association Christmas party on Sunday evening.

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$24 BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME • 5 beds, 4 baths, 4,709 sq ft • Partially finished basement, heat pump

SOUTH PORT 2 STOREY HOME

• Walnut floors, .45 of an acre, rainwater system • Trade Potential

• 3 beds, 1 bath, 2,250 sq ft • Updated kitchen, granite counters

5764 WATSON ROAD

900

0

00 88,

$1 NICE RANCHER

• 2 beds, 1.5 baths, 1,550 sq ft • Updates - roof, perimeter drains, windows

900

2512 - 11TH AVENUE

, $99

CHARMER IN SOUTH PORT • 3 beds, 1 bath, 1,640 sq ft • Updates include win• Original hard wood dows, perimeter drains, floors, fenced yard • Paint, 200 amp service

3563 McKnight St.

LD O S

$439,000

COLLEGE ESTATES • 2250 sq. ft., 3 bdrm, 3 bath, bonus room • 3 car garage, heat pump • Wood floors, built-in vacuum, quality built

4414 8th Ave.

$219,000

38-10325 Lakeshore Rd $114,000

LD O S

LD

SO

IMMACULATE UPDATED HOME • 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Move in ready • Large shop and fenced yard

Sproat Lake Mobile • 2 bed, 1 bath, 1015 sq. ft. • Det. garage & carport • Lake views and access

www.maureenmackenzie.ca email: mmobella@shaw.ca

• Paint, flooring, lighting, natural gas furnace • Low maint. fenced yard, alley access

LOT 34 ARVAY ROAD

OPEN HOUSE • SAT. NOV 30 • 3:00 - 4:00 PM 0

3948 - 11TH AVENUE

ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME IN ECHO AREA

• 3 bed, 1 bath, 1,092 • Newer windows and sq ft membrane roof • Updated with new paint • 15x22 shop with alley inside and out access

00 75,

• Stylish new bath w/ heated tile floor • Lots of room in basement to develop

OPEN HOUSE • SUN. DEC. 1 • 1:00 - 2:00 PM

9, $21

$1

2220 - 11TH AVENUE

FANTASTIC AREA • .34 of an acre just outside the city limits • Low taxes • No through road • In amongst beautiful homes in a peaceful area

MY PROMISE:

I focus on quality, not quantity. I will take the time to return your calls, to answer your questions, to do the research and to make you a priority! Call me today for your free market evaluation!


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dave@daveteam.ca DAVE KOSZEGI REALTOR®

www.albernivalleynews.com C5

john@daveteam.ca

OF NANAIMO

Personal Real Estate Corp.

Alberni Valley News - Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 

REALTOR®

JOHN CLARK

250-723-SOLD

HOW ABOUT A NEW HOME FOR CHRISTMAS? LET THE DAVE TEAM WRAP IT UP FOR YOU! VIEWS! VIEWS! VIEWS! ICE PR 00

W NE 29,8 $

$

1

2835 1ST AVENUE

• 3 bdrm, one bath home with basement and 2nd floor • On no-thru road, astounding views and a Shop

$

350

SOLID COMMERCIAL BUILDING! 0 8.0

FT SQ

3186 - 3RD AVENUE

• Reception area & lots of warehouse space downstairs • Great visibility, corner location, a high traffic area

CURB APPEAL!

OFFICE SPACE! . MO

00 4,0 $ 18

SOUTH PORT 4 - PLEX 00 8,8 $ 19

2805 - 5TH AVENUE

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

NEW HOME OR BUSINESS SPACE! 00 9,9 $ 17

4672 ADELAIDE STREET

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

CHRISTMAS TREE FARM! 00 0,0 $ 15

AIRPORT ROAD

• Own your own business with little equipment required • Well developed & popular Christmas Tree Farm, all on 25 permitted acres

NORTH PORT BURKE PLACE! G TIN 0 LIS

0 4,0 4 2

W NE$

G TIN 0 LIS

0 4,9 3 1

W NE$

2-4951 BURKE ROAD

• Stunning, like new 1200 sq. ft. patio home, 2 beds, 2 baths • 9’ ceilings, crown moldings, gas FP, bar style kitchen island

GREENBELT LIVING!

MOVE IN READY! 00 9,5 $ 19

CENTRAL LOCATION!

G TIN 0 LIS

W ,50 NE$ 97 1

4748 DUNBAR STREET

SOUTH PORT CHARM!

ENCHANTING VICTORIAN ESTATE! 00 9,9 $ 54

G TIN 0 LIS

0 9,0 27

W NE$

3779 FOWLIE CRESCENT

• 3 bedroom or two bedroom plus den, one bath home • 9.6’ ceilings, mountain and harbour views, detached shop

• Main level entry, 4 beds, 3 baths with hot tub & sauna • Ceramic heated floor in kitchen, remodeled walkout basement

PEACEFUL LIVING ON GREENBELT! 00 9,0 $ 24

WEST COAST CONTEMPORARY! 00 9,0 $ 18

5555 GOLDEN STREET

• Custom home, 2.26 acres, built in 1995 by premier builder • Master craftsmanship, 3600+ sqft 4 bdrm, 4 bath home

THE ULTIMATE RESIDENCE! 00 1,5 $ 53

5360 HIGHLAND DRIVE

• 4 bedroom, 3 bath plus den and large rec room • Stunning craftsmanship, superior quality custom built by Bill Goorts

FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET!

SOUTH PORT CLASS! 00 9,0 $ 33

$

0 ,90 274

Personal Real Estate Corp. B-3027 4TH AVENUE

2762 7TH AVENUE

2489 6TH AVENUE

4050 JOHNSTON RD

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

• 3 bdrm, 2 bath private home with large living room • Fully fenced, detached single garage and views of the mountains

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

• Main level entry home, four beds + den and 2 baths • New pellet stove, RV Parking, Sheds, RV tent & Gazebo’s

GREAT NEIGHBOURHOOD!

PRIVACY AND VIEWS! 00 9,9 $ 27

GATED PARADISE! 00 9,9 $ 13

1.3 ACRES AT SPROAT LAKE! 00 9,0 $ 53

ICE PR 00

W NE 29,9 $

2

3933 MORTON STREET

• Three bedroom, two bath & inground swimming pool • Large picture windows, in house workshop, alley access

3561 17TH AVENUE

• 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is move-in ready • Recent updates, RV parking, tree house, gardens & rock fire pit

B10-10324 LAKESHORE RD

• Resort living at Sproat Lake in a gated park • Mini golf, playground, wakeboarding, fishing, kayaking, shuffleboard, boat slip

10491 LAKESHORE ROAD

• 16x24 serviced casita, kitchen, 2 fridges & microwave • 100 ft beach front, concrete RV Pad with power & septic

BEAUTIFUL CREEKS EDGE! 00 9,9 $ 25

NEW HOMES! NEW PRICES! $254,900 +GST

4481 GLENSIDE CRESCENT

NORTH PORT RANCHERS!

• Three bedrooms, two baths and a double garage • Views of the mountains, great neighbourhood, close to all amenities

SPROAT LAKE WATERFRONT! 00 9,9 $ 72

9492 STIRLING ARM DRIVE

OCEAN VIEWS! 00 9,8 $ 11

2567 1ST AVENUE

• 4 bedroom, 3 bath home, private yard on greenspace • Kitsuksis Creek just steps away, close to all amenities

• 3 bedroom,one bath home on a half acre lot • 3 vehicle carport with additional accommodations

• 2+ bdrm - a great starter or retirement home • Detached garage/workshop, alley access, close to marina

GREENMAX CHRISTMAS TREE FARM!

SOUTH PORT FAMILY HOME WITH IN-LAW SUITE! 00 9,5 $ 41

STEPS FROM SPROAT LAKE! G IN ST00 0 L,I0 0 W9 9,0 E1 $N1 $ 11

$

900 99,

AIRPORT ROAD

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

MULTI USE LOCATION! G TIN LIS 00

5,0 41

W NE$

7775 PACIFIC RIM HWY

• Cape Cod style, 1 bed, 1 bath on main & 3 beds, 1 bath up • 15’ ceilings up, 3 wells, 20 paved parking spots, commercially zoned

albernihomesource.com

The Award Winning Luxfords have Arrived! Private Residences where Luxury is Affordable. Call the Dave Team for Details! Starting @ $225,000

3530 FRANK STREET

39-10325 LAKESHORE ROAD

2875 CARMICHAEL CRES.

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

LOVELY COUNTRY ESTATE! 00 9,8 $ 49

BRING THE MOVING VAN! 00 9,9 $ 25

SOUTH PORT CHARACTER HOME!

6266 KAREN PLACE

• Beautifully updated 5 bdrm, 4 bath home on 1.2 acres • Organic garden, creek runs through back of property, mountain views

HIDDEN TREASURE! 00 9,0 $ 23

2253 CAMERON DRIVE

• Private 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with some updates • Fruit Trees, raised beds, 2 sheds, 12x20 greenhouse

GARDENER’S PARADISE! ICE PR 00

9,0 $ 39

W NE

5425 KITSUKSIS STREET

• 4 bdrm, 3 bath main level entry home with basement • Single attached garage, double detached oversized garage, private back yard

ENCHANTED COUNTRY ESTATE! 00 5,9 $ 58

EXQUISITE CHARACTER HOME! 00 9,0 $ 29

ELEGANCE AT IT’S FINEST! 00 9,8 $ 34

sproatlakehomes.ca

4595 MONTROSE STREET

• Well designed 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 10 ft. ceilings in kitchen • Greenhouse, potting station, garden shed, raised beds & fruit trees

ICE PR 00

W NE 82,9 $

• Three bedroom, two bath double wide mobile home • Spacious&bright, 2 sheds, single carport, RV parking,

5695 STRICK ROAD

4175 RAVENHILL AVE

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

• 5 bedroom, 3 bath with 2 bedroom suite • Brand new flooring, fresh paint & 2 gas fireplaces

• Over 2900 sqft of wonderful family home, manicured 1.5 acre • 18x36 in-ground pool, diving board, pool house, patio & bar area

2525 11TH AVENUE

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

3724 ESTEVAN DRIVE

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

1

4378 NORTH CRESCENT

• 3 bedroom, 3 bath with views of the city • Wood floors, arched doorways, sun room, 3 storey's

5890 SAUNDERS ROAD

• 4 bdrms, 1 bath, large living room on 0.53 Acre • Fully fenced, overheight carport, wood shed & chicken coup

UPTOWN TUSCANY CLASS! 00 9,9 $ 34

3624 BRUCE STREET

• 3 bdrm, 3 bath home, beautiful brick work throughout • Arched door ways, Mountain Views, Double garage, single carport, RV parking

NEW PATIO HOMES PRICED TO SELL! $204,900-$209,900 + GST

UNITS #3,#4, & #6 3774 - 12TH AVENUE

• UNIT #3 - NO GST AND APPLIANCES INCLUDED

3856 KEEHA DRIVE

Five Bedroom, three bath with in-law suite Shed, underground sprinkler system&wired for alarm

daveteam.ca

Personal Real Estate Corporation


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dave@daveteam.ca DAVE KOSZEGI REALTOR®

www.albernivalleynews.com C5

john@daveteam.ca

OF NANAIMO

Personal Real Estate Corp.

Alberni Valley News - Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 

REALTOR®

JOHN CLARK

250-723-SOLD

HOW ABOUT A NEW HOME FOR CHRISTMAS? LET THE DAVE TEAM WRAP IT UP FOR YOU! VIEWS! VIEWS! VIEWS! ICE PR 00

W NE 29,8 $

$

1

2835 1ST AVENUE

• 3 bdrm, one bath home with basement and 2nd floor • On no-thru road, astounding views and a Shop

$

350

SOLID COMMERCIAL BUILDING! 0 8.0

FT SQ

3186 - 3RD AVENUE

• Reception area & lots of warehouse space downstairs • Great visibility, corner location, a high traffic area

CURB APPEAL!

OFFICE SPACE! . MO

00 4,0 $ 18

SOUTH PORT 4 - PLEX 00 8,8 $ 19

2805 - 5TH AVENUE

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

NEW HOME OR BUSINESS SPACE! 00 9,9 $ 17

4672 ADELAIDE STREET

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

CHRISTMAS TREE FARM! 00 0,0 $ 15

AIRPORT ROAD

• Own your own business with little equipment required • Well developed & popular Christmas Tree Farm, all on 25 permitted acres

NORTH PORT BURKE PLACE! G TIN 0 LIS

0 4,0 4 2

W NE$

G TIN 0 LIS

0 4,9 3 1

W NE$

2-4951 BURKE ROAD

• Stunning, like new 1200 sq. ft. patio home, 2 beds, 2 baths • 9’ ceilings, crown moldings, gas FP, bar style kitchen island

GREENBELT LIVING!

MOVE IN READY! 00 9,5 $ 19

CENTRAL LOCATION!

G TIN 0 LIS

W ,50 NE$ 97 1

4748 DUNBAR STREET

SOUTH PORT CHARM!

ENCHANTING VICTORIAN ESTATE! 00 9,9 $ 54

G TIN 0 LIS

0 9,0 27

W NE$

3779 FOWLIE CRESCENT

• 3 bedroom or two bedroom plus den, one bath home • 9.6’ ceilings, mountain and harbour views, detached shop

• Main level entry, 4 beds, 3 baths with hot tub & sauna • Ceramic heated floor in kitchen, remodeled walkout basement

PEACEFUL LIVING ON GREENBELT! 00 9,0 $ 24

WEST COAST CONTEMPORARY! 00 9,0 $ 18

5555 GOLDEN STREET

• Custom home, 2.26 acres, built in 1995 by premier builder • Master craftsmanship, 3600+ sqft 4 bdrm, 4 bath home

THE ULTIMATE RESIDENCE! 00 1,5 $ 53

5360 HIGHLAND DRIVE

• 4 bedroom, 3 bath plus den and large rec room • Stunning craftsmanship, superior quality custom built by Bill Goorts

FIRST TIME ON THE MARKET!

SOUTH PORT CLASS! 00 9,0 $ 33

$

0 ,90 274

Personal Real Estate Corp. B-3027 4TH AVENUE

2762 7TH AVENUE

2489 6TH AVENUE

4050 JOHNSTON RD

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

• 3 bdrm, 2 bath private home with large living room • Fully fenced, detached single garage and views of the mountains

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

• Main level entry home, four beds + den and 2 baths • New pellet stove, RV Parking, Sheds, RV tent & Gazebo’s

GREAT NEIGHBOURHOOD!

PRIVACY AND VIEWS! 00 9,9 $ 27

GATED PARADISE! 00 9,9 $ 13

1.3 ACRES AT SPROAT LAKE! 00 9,0 $ 53

ICE PR 00

W NE 29,9 $

2

3933 MORTON STREET

• Three bedroom, two bath & inground swimming pool • Large picture windows, in house workshop, alley access

3561 17TH AVENUE

• 3 bedroom, 3 bath home is move-in ready • Recent updates, RV parking, tree house, gardens & rock fire pit

B10-10324 LAKESHORE RD

• Resort living at Sproat Lake in a gated park • Mini golf, playground, wakeboarding, fishing, kayaking, shuffleboard, boat slip

10491 LAKESHORE ROAD

• 16x24 serviced casita, kitchen, 2 fridges & microwave • 100 ft beach front, concrete RV Pad with power & septic

BEAUTIFUL CREEKS EDGE! 00 9,9 $ 25

NEW HOMES! NEW PRICES! $254,900 +GST

4481 GLENSIDE CRESCENT

NORTH PORT RANCHERS!

• Three bedrooms, two baths and a double garage • Views of the mountains, great neighbourhood, close to all amenities

SPROAT LAKE WATERFRONT! 00 9,9 $ 72

9492 STIRLING ARM DRIVE

OCEAN VIEWS! 00 9,8 $ 11

2567 1ST AVENUE

• 4 bedroom, 3 bath home, private yard on greenspace • Kitsuksis Creek just steps away, close to all amenities

• 3 bedroom,one bath home on a half acre lot • 3 vehicle carport with additional accommodations

• 2+ bdrm - a great starter or retirement home • Detached garage/workshop, alley access, close to marina

GREENMAX CHRISTMAS TREE FARM!

SOUTH PORT FAMILY HOME WITH IN-LAW SUITE! 00 9,5 $ 41

STEPS FROM SPROAT LAKE! G IN ST00 0 L,I0 0 W9 9,0 E1 $N1 $ 11

$

900 99,

AIRPORT ROAD

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

MULTI USE LOCATION! G TIN LIS 00

5,0 41

W NE$

7775 PACIFIC RIM HWY

• Cape Cod style, 1 bed, 1 bath on main & 3 beds, 1 bath up • 15’ ceilings up, 3 wells, 20 paved parking spots, commercially zoned

albernihomesource.com

The Award Winning Luxfords have Arrived! Private Residences where Luxury is Affordable. Call the Dave Team for Details! Starting @ $225,000

3530 FRANK STREET

39-10325 LAKESHORE ROAD

2875 CARMICHAEL CRES.

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

LOVELY COUNTRY ESTATE! 00 9,8 $ 49

BRING THE MOVING VAN! 00 9,9 $ 25

SOUTH PORT CHARACTER HOME!

6266 KAREN PLACE

• Beautifully updated 5 bdrm, 4 bath home on 1.2 acres • Organic garden, creek runs through back of property, mountain views

HIDDEN TREASURE! 00 9,0 $ 23

2253 CAMERON DRIVE

• Private 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with some updates • Fruit Trees, raised beds, 2 sheds, 12x20 greenhouse

GARDENER’S PARADISE! ICE PR 00

9,0 $ 39

W NE

5425 KITSUKSIS STREET

• 4 bdrm, 3 bath main level entry home with basement • Single attached garage, double detached oversized garage, private back yard

ENCHANTED COUNTRY ESTATE! 00 5,9 $ 58

EXQUISITE CHARACTER HOME! 00 9,0 $ 29

ELEGANCE AT IT’S FINEST! 00 9,8 $ 34

sproatlakehomes.ca

4595 MONTROSE STREET

• Well designed 4 bdrm, 2 bath, 10 ft. ceilings in kitchen • Greenhouse, potting station, garden shed, raised beds & fruit trees

ICE PR 00

W NE 82,9 $

• Three bedroom, two bath double wide mobile home • Spacious&bright, 2 sheds, single carport, RV parking,

5695 STRICK ROAD

4175 RAVENHILL AVE

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

• 5 bedroom, 3 bath with 2 bedroom suite • Brand new flooring, fresh paint & 2 gas fireplaces

• Over 2900 sqft of wonderful family home, manicured 1.5 acre • 18x36 in-ground pool, diving board, pool house, patio & bar area

2525 11TH AVENUE

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

3724 ESTEVAN DRIVE

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

1

4378 NORTH CRESCENT

• 3 bedroom, 3 bath with views of the city • Wood floors, arched doorways, sun room, 3 storey's

5890 SAUNDERS ROAD

• 4 bdrms, 1 bath, large living room on 0.53 Acre • Fully fenced, overheight carport, wood shed & chicken coup

UPTOWN TUSCANY CLASS! 00 9,9 $ 34

3624 BRUCE STREET

• 3 bdrm, 3 bath home, beautiful brick work throughout • Arched door ways, Mountain Views, Double garage, single carport, RV parking

NEW PATIO HOMES PRICED TO SELL! $204,900-$209,900 + GST

UNITS #3,#4, & #6 3774 - 12TH AVENUE

• UNIT #3 - NO GST AND APPLIANCES INCLUDED

3856 KEEHA DRIVE

Five Bedroom, three bath with in-law suite Shed, underground sprinkler system&wired for alarm

daveteam.ca

Personal Real Estate Corporation


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250-723-8866 lance@lancesells.ca

4994 Argyle Street Port Alberni, B.C.

.

FOR VIRTUAL TOURS OF OUR LISTINGS VISIT US ONLINE AT

www.lancesells.ca

Lorie Engstrom - Unlicensed Assistant

$

49,900

$

224,900 Welcome Home

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

LD

SO

Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

204,900

$

NEW PRICE

79,900

$

Just Move In!

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

109,900

$

Here’s An Opportunity

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 $

$

plus GST

179,900

Close to Everything

Downtown Office Space

$

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

$

598,800

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 $

LD

SO

329,900 Country Charm

$69,900

Echo Area

Clean and Tidy

$

169,000

104,500

$

Something Special

LD

SO

89,900

$

Opportunity Knocks

#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

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!

159,950

THINKING OF SELLING? Call

NEW LISTING

Home in the Country

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

LD

SO

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

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

149,900

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

Peace Of The Country

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

$

179,900

Ranch Style Home

289,900

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

80,000

LD

SO

Ranch Style Home

Ready To Build

$

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

LD

SO

$

Take a look at thisx!

5219 Indian Avenue • 1,681 square foot 3 bdrm home with den & family room • newer roof & decking; level 60 x 120 lot, one vehicle carport • on quiet street close to elementary & middle schools • a clean and tidy home needing some updating!

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For A Detailed Market Analysis

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LANCE DOBOSZ

Mid-Island Realty

ldobosz@remax.net

Each Office is Independently Owned & Operated

Grace unlicensed assistant

cedars { restaurant & lounge

contemporary rustic cuisine

“It’s about creating handcrafted favourites, maintaining the integrity of the ingredients, guaranteeing freshness and using local whenever possible.”

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We look forward to welcoming you to Tigh-Na-Mara’s new “cedars restaurant & lounge” where comfort meets contemporary rustic cuisine!

Opening Saturday, Nov 23rd

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

se . ear mo L r e Fo 0 p 0 $4

250-248-2072

1155 Resort Drive, Parksville BC

PUBLIC NOTICE

900

NEW PRICE!

4, $27

Video tour available

ase

le 700

$

5066 Argyle Street

• clean open retail space, 1,200 sq. feet • 400 per month arts district, small triple net charges

• Old Island Gallery, Nice updates • 650 per month with small triple net charges • 1600 sq feet arts district

4815 Johnston Rd. • High traffic location

000

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3570 China Creek Rd

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

se . ear mo L r e Fo 0 p 5 $6

5038 Argyle Street

tigh-na-mara.com

• OPEN HOUSE • SATURDAY NOV 30TH 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

9, $13

, $89

NEW UNSOLD SCHOOL SEWING MACHINES The Education Department of the Janome Sewing Machine Company of Canada ordered these sewing machines in anticipation of large school orders. These machines are unsold. These machines will be sold. All sewing machines offered are the most modern in the line. These heavy duty machines are MADE OF METAL and sew on all fabrics - LEVI’S, CANVAS, UPHOLSTERY, NYLON, STRETCH, VINYL, SILK, EVEN SEWS ON LEATHER!

198

THESE MACHINES ARE NEW WITH A 17 YEAR WARRANTY.

$

With the new 2013 machine you set the dial and see magic happen straight stitch, zig zag, button holes, blind hem, satin stitch, tricut stitch plus much more!

BONUS: Quilters 1/4 Inch Piecing Foot and Walking Foot

MSRP: $399.00

Unlimited Free Lessons, While Supplies Last

AFTER THE SALE IT’S THE SERVICE THAT COUNTS Affordable Sew & Vac Centre COURTENAY C-2885 CLIFFE AVENUE PHONE 250-897-0950 1-800-682-8808 OUT OF TOWN SHIPPING AVAILABLE

NEW PRICE!

4847 Bute St.

4404 Bute Street

4409 Burde Street

• Best value at this price range • Ready to rent investment property, or own for less than rent • Commercial Zoned, 4 bedrooms

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

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

900

900

4, $14

000

4, $20

9, $23

Reduced

BEST BUY! 3925 6th Avenue

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

000

9, $25

3588 7th Avenue

2401 8th Avenue

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

Reduced $30,000!!

Video tour available

3219 6th Avenue

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

• 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms • 2 seperate suites, • Alley access • Central location

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9, $31

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7875 Beaver Creek Road

• Acreage • Panoramic views of the Beaufort range • Large country family home

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


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Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013 - Alberni Valley News

QUALICUM BEACH, Your One-Stop Shopping Destination EVENTS Christmas In The Village December 7

Farmers Market Every Saturday

SHOP, EAT & BE MERRY FASHION

GOOD EATS

Arbutus Emporium B. Clotheswise Uniforms Brown-Eyed Susan’s Once Again Fashions Petite Pizzazz Round The World Clothing Second Avenue Clearance Centre Vian’s Village Fashions (Shabooms) Threads & Treasures Consignments Village Clothing Men’s & Ladies Wear

Bailey’s In The Village Chester Fried Chicken Chocolates Plus Courtyard Café Gary’s Bistro Heaven On Earth Natural Foods Lefty’s Fresh Food Qualicum Beach Bakery & Euro Deli Qualicum Sushi Rawthentic Eatery Sushi To Go Yourway Yoghurt

HOME & DECOR

BEAUTY & WELLNESS

Englishman Interiors Fresh & Fabulous Flowers Rethink / Restore Revived Vintage Smithford’s Sweet Dreams Bed & Bath What’s Cooking

Aria Salon Makin Waves Oceanside Yoga Sunny Day Spa & Esthetics Samudra Weight Loss

ARTS & HANDICRAFTS

GIFTS & ACCESSORIES

Artworx Let’s Knit The Old School House Arts Centre

Faye’s Gifts Marquis Jewellers Qualicum Beach Florist

Make it easy, make it perfect! Personalize your holiday shopping by giving a gift certificate. SHOP OUTSIDE THE “BOX” Treat yourself to the uniqueness of Qualicum Beach. All within walking distance and lots of free parking. You will be impressed!

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Alberni Valley News, November 28, 2013  

November 28, 2013 edition of the Alberni Valley News