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n Monday, Dec. 20, 2013, Brandon Olebar dressed in a T-shirt and hat with aboriginal designs on them then headed out the door to meet his wife and get something to eat. But it wasn’t just an ordinary day. Olebar, a Nuu-chah-nulth/ Sto:lo man, had just been released from prison in King County, Wash., where he spent 10 years incarcerated for a crime he did not commit. Olebar, now 30, was declared innocent on all charges and released from prison after serving 10 years of a 16-year sentence. “My lawyer came to see me in prison. She handed me a piece of paper and on the lower left corner it said ‘Dismissed on all charges’. I was ecstatic,” Olebar said from his home in Renton, Wash. Olebar quickly exchanged his prison garb for his own clothes. “Those are my identity...They express who I really am—a strong and proud native,” he said. The nightmare that was Olebar’s life for 10 years began in 2003 when, while living in King County, Wash., Olebar was accused of being one of six to eight men who broke into his sister’s boyfriend’s home and beat and robbed him. According to the National Registry of Exonerations, the victim said he was beaten by Olebar’s uncle and by men with feathers tattooed on their faces. The victim picked Brandon Olebar out of a police photo lineup despite the fact that Olebar didn’t have such a tattoo, and that he said he’d been with his aunt and uncle, then later his grandmother on the day of the incident.

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Olebar and his uncle were subsequently convicted of first-degree robbery and first-degree burglary and each sentenced to 16 years in prison. An appeal court also upheld Olebar’s conviction. “It felt like my whole world was caving in,” he said. Olebar passed the time in prison reading, especially about aboriginal issues. He also sketched and did bead work. But his thoughts always returned to his wife, who is Navajo (a U.S.-based tribe)

and to the deep roots of his aboriginal culture. Although born in the United States, Olebar traces his roots to Ahousaht and Kyuquot/ Checleseht on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, where his mother Gina is originally from, as well as the Sto:lo in the Fraser Valley. “I really missed being at powwows, hearing the singing, talking to elders and having good food at your fingertips,” he said. Olebar missed something

else as well—the sound of children. “I spent a lot of time with my nieces and nephews growing up and it was an awful thing being in a place where there was no children.” Prison authorities shipped Olebar around during his decade of incarceration. He was housed in prisons in King County, Walla Walla, Clallam Bay and Monroe, Wash. He was also transported to prisons in Colorado and Arizona, he said. While behind bars in Arizona, Olebar and his wife Melissa tried to engage the services of the Innocence Project, a nonprofit organization committed to exonerating wrongfully convicted people. The request was denied: they were told Olebar had to contact a project representative in their own state. “We didn’t have one in our own state then,” he said. In 2011, Melissa found an Innocence Project Northwest pamphlet at the University of Washington. She filled it out, sent it and waited. Later that year, they accepted Olebar’s case. Through their investigation, an IPN press release noted, University of Washington law students identified several attackers who were never prosecuted. Three of the attackers signed sworn statements stating that they took part in the attack but that Olebar was not involved or even present. After reviewing the evidence, the prosecutor’s office dismissed all charges. The first thing Olebar did when he left prison was to eat

some “real food” instead of the mashed potatoes, bologna, goulash and sack lunches the prisons doled out. “My wife, lawyer and I went to Red Robin and I had the biggest, greasiest burger there,” he said. Olebar has had some difficulty adjusting to freedom. He had to walk out of a store because he couldn’t deal with choosing a box of cereal from an entire aisle stocked with them. And he’s also dealing with post traumatic stress issues from his prison stay. Through it all, Melissa has been a rock for him. “She’s loving and devoted and we’ve been with each other through thick and thin,” Olebar said. Olebar is also finding comfort in his aboriginal culture. He’s gone to sweat lodge ceremonies with family in the U.S., and he’s thinking about participating in the Washington State-based Tribal Canoe Journeys. And he’s also investigating the longhouse tradition from his Sto:lo roots. These winter spiritual dances involve bestowing a traditional name or carrying out a memorial rite for a deceased family member. Olebar is in the process of filing paperwork for compensation for his wrongful conviction. Under Washington State law, wrongfully convicted people are eligible to file a claim for $50,000 for each year of imprisonment. “That’s not nearly enough for what I went through,” he said. It’s too soon for Olebar to think about what he will do with his newfound freedom. While in prison he often thought about making Pendleton blankets with native crests on them for aboriginal children in foster care. “Being in prison I know what it’s like to be in a place that is unfamiliar and where you don’t feel like you belong.”

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Three Games The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are playing three games in three nights so they’ll need your support. On Friday, the Bulldogs play in Nanaimo against the Clippers. On Saturday, Kelowna is playing at the Multiplex. And on Sunday, Powell River is at the Multiplex (game time 1:30 p.m.) for a matinee. Let’s watch the Bulldogs clip Nanaimo, launch the Rockets and give’er against the River.

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A new format, new venue and new addition made for a successful first city five-year-financial plan open house. More than 50 members of the public attended the event, which was held at Echo Centre on Jan. 15. The event was a success by all accounts, Mayor John Douglas said. “The feedback I got was positive. People felt that it was a big improvement over what we had at the Capitol Theatre last year.” A common denominator among those who felt that it was an improvement

was the interaction with city staff. “People could walk around more freely and there was a free-er exchange of ideas than before,” Douglas said. Two of the things Douglas said he was asked most often about were videostreaming council meetings and kitchen waste collection. “There’s a strong interest out there in accessing council meetings over the Internet, either real time or through an archive,” he said. The format at Echo Centre was different than last year’s formal presentation at the Capitol Theatre, resembling one that was held during the

open house about a new Echo Centre. Attendees could wander about stations set up along the room’s periphery. Each station had a placard with information about a particular city department and was manned by at least one city staff member who answered questions. Douglas and some city councillors were on hand to answer questions as well. The new format was more user-friendly, attendee Pamela Day said. “At the Capitol Theatre you felt like you were being sat down and being fed. It was like ‘Open wide and take your Pablum,” Day said. At the Capitol Theatre, people may

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found on Redford Street bleeding from an abdominal stab wound. He was taken to West Coast General Hospital where he later died of his injuries. Later that afternoon, Aaron’s brother Archibald was arrested after a short chase in Dry Creek Park. Watt said Archibald has been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in prison and taken anger management courses. In her victim-impact statement, the men’s mother Marsha Thompson described being consumed by the death of one son, whom she called ‘my baby’, at the hands of her other son. “I feel lost without Aaron. I feel hurt that I didn’t have the time to get to know him,” her statement noted. “I feel empty even though I have my other kids.” She’s not mad at Archibald but she struggles to make sense of the incident. “I don’t know what happened or why. When I look at Aaron’s picture I think ‘Archie you took my baby away from me.’”

[more-online in Nanaimo Provincial Court in November 2013. “This is a very sad day, and it is more tragic than most,” Watt said. “Archibald will have to live with the guilt of killing his brother for the rest of his life. This never should have happened.” More than a dozen of Thompson’s family attended the proceedings, many telling Archibald they loved him. “This speaks volumes about their character and commitment in the face of the tragic circumstances that have transpired,” Watt said. Standing in the prisoner’s docket dressed in blue sweat pants and a black hoodie, a shackled Thompson spoke to the court. “I’m deeply sorry for what I did. I miss my brother. I wish this never happened,” he said. “It will be a very long time before I forgive myself.” The arc of events began on May 6, 2013 when Aaron Thompson, 21, was

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The Alberni Valley News is published every Thursday by Black Press Ltd., 4656 Margaret St., Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 6H2. Phone: (250) 723-6399. Fax: (250) 723-6395. Classifieds: 1-855-310-3535. The Alberni Valley News is distributed free to 9,500 households in Port Alberni, Cherry Creek, Sproat Lake and Beaver Creek. The Alberni Valley News is Vancouver Island owned and operated. 2012 CCNA

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EDITORIAL

Is grizzly hunt necessary? Old man, take a look at your facts Why does B.C. need a grizzly bear hunt? We understand the value of guides and outfitters to local economies, and we are not opposed to hunting per se, but we just don’t understand why someone needs to shoot and kill a grizzly bear. The B.C. government is currently looking at allowing a grizzly bear hunt in two areas of the province it’s not permitted currently, the Kootenays and Cariboo. We understand the hunt for deer and elk. Those who eat meat can’t really, in good conscience, speak against hunting while they enjoy a steak off the barbecue. And First Nations will follow their hunting traditions, which we should not interfere with, seeing as they go back hundreds and thousands of years before any of us immigrants arrived. But who eats grizzly bear these days? Our first thought of any bear hunt takes us to gall bladders and their supposed, medicinal qualities. Bears slaughtered and left to rot. Not a high point in human activity, to be sure. Our second thought turns to those from outside our country who pay exorbitant fees to shoot a B.C. grizzly so they can display it in their den at home in California or England. Seriously, is this still 1850? Like most issues in B.C., the grizzly hunt has a polarizing effect. It’s important to not just heed the words of those who shout the loudest. At least one group against the hunt is saying live grizzly bears viewed in their natural habitat are a better tourist draw and better potential economic boost than that provided by those who come here and spend thousands to kill them. Quantifying future economic benefits is akin to nailing Jell-O to a wall, but we have to say we like the sound of that argument. — Parksville-Qualicum News

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ICTORIA – Neil Young’s anti-oilsands concert tour was the perfect distillation of the American enviro-assault on its dependent northern neighbour that’s been going on for a decade or more. After touring Fort McMurray in his electric car with actor-turnedprotester Daryl Hannah, the 68-year-old Young covered all the big propaganda hits and added his own fantasy facts. It looks like a war zone up there! Hiroshima! If it keeps going it will be like the Moon! There’s no reclamation! Tar sands oil is all going to China, and that’s why their air is so bad! All of those statements are false. And then Young dropped his own nuclear bomb, claiming cancer rates in

Fort Chipewyan, Alta. are 30 per cent higher than, well, somewhere else. Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation has cited a discredited study by former community doctor John O’Connor to press the same claim. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta reviewed O’Connor’s claims in 2009. It concluded that “Dr. O’Connor made a number of inaccurate or untruthful claims” about cancer patients, and then refused to provide patient information after his claims made international news. Retired professor David Schindler toured with Young and continued to push the health scare, referring darkly to newer research showing increased mercury and PAH (polycyclic

aromatic hydrocarbon) contamination. When you peel back the propaganda and journalistic hype, these studies mainly reveal that such toxins are on the rise, but are found in much higher concentrations around large cities where fuel is consumed. The cancer claims were then debunked by a Royal Society of Canada expert panel in 2010. This cancer scare is the most damaging and dishonest part of the selective attack on Alberta. The oil industry, politicians and most of the media seem unwilling to examine it critically. Climate scientist-turnedpolitician Andrew Weaver was at Young’s Toronto news conference. He says there were no questions for him, Adam or Young’s other validator, David

‘The cancer claims were then debunked by a Royal Society of Canada expert in 2010.’

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

Suzuki, who previously worked with Schindler on a slanted oilsands documentary for the CBC. Weaver calculates that Young’s claim about greenhouse gas emissions is substantially correct, if you include emissions from the finished fuels. Weaver refused any comment on the cancer claims. Young included the obligatory sneering comparison between Stephen Harper and George W. Bush, which is another sign he’s lived in California too long. He seemed unaware that the NDP’s Thomas Mulcair and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau support continued oilsands development. As for moonscapes, Young could have driven his famous electric Lincoln from his Redwood City mansion on a hill to nearby Bakersfield, to view the greasy expanses of closely packed pumpjacks reaching to the horizon, still expanding due to hydraulic fracturing. Continued / A9

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Move coal by rail, not road To the Editor,

Do you support the Port Alberni Port Authority’s LNG dream?

Yes – 56.5% No – 43.5% This week’s question: Do we really need a grizzly bear hunt in B.C.?

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Young could have visited North Dakota, where the second shale oil train explosion luckily didn’t kill anyone. It seems there will be no remake of Young’s classic Kent State lament dedicated to 47 Dead in Old Quebec. That’s American oil, so no protests. Chief Adam was frank in an interview on CTV about using the “Honour the Treaties” tour to strengthen his legal position. Young’s concert tour put $75,000 in his fund to pay lawyers. Oil isn’t

the only thing being extracted here. By the end of the tour Sunday, Young and Adam conceded they weren’t trying to shut the Athabasca oilsands down, just start a dialogue. Thanks to uncritical media coverage, there will no doubt be discussions at dinner tables and in classrooms all over the world about the terrible Alberta tar sands and the cancer they don’t actually cause. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press.

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In response to a recent online article quoting the new CEO of Raven Coal on fears the public might have of a coal train running through the community. Please allow me to remind Stephen Ellis that his predecessor committed numerous times in writing and at public forums to explore and use the rail option if the communities wanted it and the railway was available for use. Research completed at vifreightbyrail. ca indicates rail transport would be four times more efficient in fuel consumption and thus emissions. It would take 18 train loads, just one a day, to fill a Panamax ship versus 1,786 truck loads, 70 a day, on Highway 4. That adds up to more than 28,000 truck trips per year to satisfy the mine’s production. Considering a great number of people commute on Highways 4 and 19 north I suspect they especially would be very concerned about Mr. Ellis’s dismissal of their safety, not to mention the cost to the taxpayer for road

maintenance vs. the company paying their way on the railway.

Chris Alemany, Port Alberni

Literacy vital to community To the Editor,

Literacy Alberni Society (LAS) is a notfor-profit organization whose mandate is to increase the level of literacy in the Alberni Valley. Most of our clients come from marginalized sectors of the Port Alberni community. Some clients have dropped out of the formal educational system due to many contributing factors, such as poverty, undiagnosed or unaddressed learning disabilities, lack of structure in the home to support educational focus, bullying, and other personal or developmental obstacles. Some clients are adults who have not learned to navigate the necessary aspects of literacy appropriately enough to succeed in their lives. Still others are newcomers to Port Alberni and Canada, from faraway countries, and need support in learning the culture, language,

and ways of their new home. Literacy Alberni annually assists 275 unique clients. We are a volunteer-driven organization, with 40 people supporting, tutoring and mentoring clients. The niche that the organization fills is an important, if not integral, one to the health and success of Port Alberni. The government of B.C. is again expected to cut literacy coordination funding across the province. The Select Standing Committee has made a recommendation to the government to provide $2.5 million annually for community literacy work in BC. We are encouraged by this, but need a great deal more support than just hoping that it will be accepted. Letters sent to our MLA, Scott Fraser from concerned community members emphasizing the need for continued literacy coordination funding in this area will help to keep our programs viable. Please ask him to support government annual funding of $2.5 million for literacy.

Charmead Schella, executive director, Literacy Alberni

Tarsands can afford to wait To the Editor,

Re: Take a chance, take it with a pipeline and Pipeline sheeple a baaaad thing, Letters, Jan. 16. Your Jan. 16, 2014 edition presented two letters from individuals that believe the world is the same as when they were young. Regrettably it is not. The oil industry seems bent on destroying the landscape and polluting rivers and oceans with poisoned waste water. They lay pipelines across our country and have us believe they will never leak. Then they wish to load the oil onto tankers and cruise our coastline. Did I mention Alberta supplies them with free fresh water to aid them in their oil extraction? In exchange our two individuals believe a few dollars in their pockets, or that of our provincial treasury, is a great deal. I am not an expert in many of these fields so I simply ask myself, “Is this going to be good for my children, grandchildren, great grandchildren? “. My conclusion is

simple. No. The tarsands have been there for multiple centuries. They won’t disappear as we await a more foolproof, pollutionfree technology for extracting and transporting the oil. A system that is beneficial to our grandchildren.

Ernie Sherman, Port Alberni

Wrong face for democracy To the Editor,

What is democracy? Why is it that our so-called democratic system is so corrupt that bureaucrats do what they want and only pretend to listen to the people, which is absolute hogwash. We are so far behind in regards to not polluting our country and planet, but money counts—nobody cares. I watched David Suzuki and his daughter on TV and he said what I already know, that some of our leaders and elected officials are so far behind it is amazing. We pillage the land, give it away cheap and up the taxes so civil servants get a good paycheque. Is that democracy?

Peter Rueschmann, Port Alberni

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity In writing to the church community in Corinth, the apostle Paul encourages the local church… to “be united in the same mind and purpose” (1 Cor.1:10) in their service of the Lord Jesus Christ. In response to factions that had emerged within the Church, he asked ‘Has Christ been divided?’ (1 Cor.1:13). In many ways, the same issues remain. That is why for well over a hundred years, a yearly ‘Week of Prayer for Christian Unity’ has been held, providing opportunity to prayer for one another, to meet in study, and worship, and to underscore the unity in Christ that is at the core of our various expressions of Christian faith. Cardinal Mercier wrote in the nineteenth century… “In order to unite with one another, we must love one another; in order to love one another, we must know one another; in order to know one another, we must go and meet one another.”

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Marina boat launch relocated to 25 acres of surplus Catalyst land. The initiative would allow for the launch to be made larger, Smith said. There would be additional parking available, as well other commercial entities, Smith said. The open house is the last one to be held, Smith said. Two others were held last year at the Hupacasath House of Gathering and the other at the AV Multiplex. Officials will now pour through the public input to record it. “Something could come out of this that we never thought of,” he said. The public can continue to view the study and make comment on it at the city’s website.

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hope that you had a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. May you have health, love and happiness throughout the year and beyond. We went to the kids’ in North Van for Christmas. Les had asked me to take some photos with her Nikon P7100 Coolpix, mainly because every year I have taken all the photos with my Nikon DSLR camera. She does not always get the chance to see them until much later

in the New Year. Shooting with Les’s camera is definitely not a problem for me; I always enjoy the pleasure of using a high quality light camera such as the P7100. It has all three C’s: compact, quick and clear. The larger aperture of f2.8 allows Les to shoot in low available light without a flash. A lot of the indoor Christmas Day shots were taken with available light, more natural, no startled looks, nobody poses, and so on. We have discovered that Ollie the cat has a fascination with

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her Nikon camera, some with available light, some with flash. By the way, that pop-up flash does a magnificent job of balancing the existing light in the room with the flash. This has been quite an eventful last few weeks for us. The Ford Explorer needs a back-up band in the transmission ($1800 at B&A Transmission— those guys really are the best); we had a sewer backup in the shower and toilet (thank heaven for Jason Wolf at Mclean and Higgins); and the downstairs toilet developed a hairline crack in the tank. Lucky that I spotted it before we were awash

‘A lot of the indoor Christmas Day shots were taken with available light.’

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North Van to get some wine and beer. We took turns: one went into the store and the other one would stand outside with the dog. The owner and his son came out and said, “please, bring the dog in”. I haven’t heard anyone say that since we were visiting shops in Lunenburg, NS. We had a wonderful Christmas with family. The 22-pound, half frozen turkey was

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‘‘The Big Four domestic manufacturers believe they have turned the . corner ’’ Keith Morgan As goes the North American International Auto Show, so goes the industry to which it provides high profile. Every year at this time, journalists from around the world descend in their thousands on this former industrial powerhouse, now economically depressed Michigan city. The Driveway team has just returned and we all agreed there was an air of optimism on the show floor that we haven’t witnessed for some years. Representatives of the Big Four domestic manufacturers believe they have turned the corner and the fellow scribes appear to agree that the North American brands have been revitalized. Today in print and online, we each pick five vehicles that caught our eye. Yours truly has been a fan of Honda’s premium Acura brand. All solid performers but in recent years the design team has let the range down with uninspiring looks. The 2015 Acura TLX Prototype unveiling suggests the team is out of its uninspiring funk. This performance-luxury sedan, which will launch this summer, looks fresh and sporty. It will replace the TL and the TSX and will be the design leader as new models are revealed during the next few years. TLX customers will be able to choose from two-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations; two high-performance, highly fuel-efficient new engines – 2.4-litre and 3.5-litre V6s; two new advanced transmissions; and the next generation Acura Super-Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) and Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) dynamic

performance and handling technologies. Audi showed of its compact crossover concept, unimaginatively dubbed the All Road Shooting Brake concept. It’s based on the forthcoming TT, this concept uses the S3’s 2.0TFSi engine of 292hp. It also gets a hybrid motor between the engine and the S-Tronic transmission. It combines the elegant lines of a wagon with the wide and higher stance of an offroad capable vehicle. “The show car combines sex appeal, highly efficient e-tron-quattro technology that produces 300 kW of power yet only consumes 1.9 l/100 km of fuel and cutting-edge electronic ap-

plications,” says Audi board member Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg. The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is based on its sedan sibling and should be available by mid-summer, starting at the mid $30,000s. The base power plant is a 2.0-litre, turbocharged inline four-cylinder, generating 272 horses, and a 3.6-litre V6, 321 hp is also available. Interesting little feature: The ATS Coupe has motorized carriers to “hand” the seatbelt to the driver and front passenger upon entry. The Toyota FT-1 coupe concept caused a stir among those hungering for a return to the days of the

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BOTTARO, Albino Giuseppe 1931–2014 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Albino on January 14, 2014, at Echo Village, with loving family by his side. Born January 6, 1931 in Zero Branco, Treviso, Italy, Albino immigrated to Kirkland Lake, Ontario in 1950 and eventually arrived in Port Alberni in 1959. Albino found employment with M & B Franklin River Division where he worked for 31 years until his retirement in 1990. Survived by his devoted wife Bertilla, children Marco (Valerie) Gaiga, Lora (Glen)Thompson, Bruno (Rene) Gaiga, grandchildren Darin Gaiga, Carla Gaiga, Sonya Thompson, Aaron Thompson, and Samantha Gaiga, brothers Giancarlo (Eva) Bottaro, Bruno (Clara) Bottaro, Giachinto (Bruna) Bottaro and nieces and nephews in both Canada and Italy. He was predeceased by two brothers (Julio, Aldo) and sister (Maria). Albino was a long standing member of the Italian Canadian Society. He loved the games of bocce and cribbage, was an excellent gardener and wonderful wine maker. Albino was a kind, happy and gentle man who enriched our lives with laughter and generosity. He will be deeply missed by all, forever a void in our hearts. Memorial Service will be held at 11am on Saturday January 25th, 2014 at Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church at 4731 Burke Road, Port Alberni, BC. A Celebration of Life will follow at 12:00pm at the Italian Hall, 4065 6th Avenue, Port Alberni, BC. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the caring and compassionate staff at Echo Village for caring for Albino over the past two and a half years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Echo Village at 4200 10TH Avenue, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4X3. Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.yatesfuneral.ca

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Patricia Ann (nee Johnson) Meadows December 7, 1938 - January 12, 2014

Sadly we announce that Pat has lost her struggle with Picks Disease on Sunday, January 12th. She had a deep love of God, nature, animals, antiques, and was a natural artist. A self-taught chef, her talents at baking will truly be missed by her family and friends.  Remembered by her partner, Roger Garden; daughter, Brenda (Al); sons, Mur and Blair; grandchildren Breana, Kaitlynn, and Teagan; nieces: Glenda, Laurie (Steve); nephews Derrick and Chris (Paula); and her many close friends. Thank you to the Fairview staff at Stanford Place Care Facility for their care and compassion. A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 1, 2014, at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 138 West Hoylake Road in Qualicum Beach, BC.  To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM (250-248-5859) in care of arrangements.


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HOOPS / Armada junior boys rebuilding. A21 WRESTLING / Alberni competes at Wildcat. A21

ADSS ‘Wall’ an inspiration to all WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

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aving his name immortalized on the ADSS Wall Of Fame means as much, if not more, to wrestler Travis Cross than competing in the Olympic Games. Cross was added to the wall during a ceremony at the Totem basketball tournament Jan. 11 at the Alberni District Secondary School

gym. Nine other people were also inducted including former teachers Tom McEvay and Brian Laviolette, as well as former Port Alberni athletes such as Devin Timberlake (hockey), Steve Selva (hockey) and Brian Jillings (soccer). Other inductees included Andrew Grieg (basketball); Ashlea McManus (wrestling); Kurtis Stolth (football); and Isaac Wing (wrestling).

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“I’ve competed internationally but this is local. This brings me home and it is very special to me,” Cross said. The ceremony was made all the more special because it happened just before the finals, Cross said. “Both the Armada boys and girls teams made it to the championship games so the atmosphere in the gym was electric.” The Wall of Fame started in 1998 with the induction of several alumni athletes at a sportsman’s banquet, ADSS athletic director Mike Roberts said. More than 50 athlete’s names and pictures hung on the old wall until 2011 when the practice of adding them was stopped. “We knew the old school was coming down and we weren’t sure how the new one would look yet so we postponed it,” Roberts said. Officials weren’t ready yet to induct more people at last years Totem so they waited a year. “It was a good call in the end because everything turned out just right at this one.” When Laviolette’s name was called the applause was louder and longer than any other inductee, something that didn’t surprise Roberts. “He’s like Tom McEvay - he’s a mentor and he gives his time,” Roberts said. “A lot of staff and

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students bent his ear over the years — mine included. I try to model myself after him.” Seeing pictures of alumni athletes can be inspiring, Cross said. He remembers meandering about the old ADSS gym and seeing the pictures and biographies of former athletes. “I saw that someone from my hometown accomplished and knew that it is possible for me to do the same,” he said. Having his name added onto the wall of fame never occurred to Cross when he was a student at ADSS. “I never competed for notoriety or medals. But I had an idea that if I achieved my goals that maybe one day I’d be on there.” One thing that the 10 inductees have in common is that they still possess a

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Top: Travis Cross, standing far right and Tom McEvay, standing centre, were inducted to the ADSS Wall of Fame in a special ceremony at Totem 59. Flanking them is current ADSS athletic department head Mike Roberts. Right: Former teacher, coach and athletic department head Brian Laviolette was also inducted to the Wall of Fame. He received the loudest applause when his name was called.

competitive nature. “It’s still in me. It never leaves you,” Cross said. “But the challenge is to find it in other areas of your life now.” Cross said he sensed another trait the group had in common: giving back. “I help coach today.

I put back into the program that built me.” The new wall of fame includes an old twist. A large piece of the old floor depicting a ship is the centrepiece. The pictures that

once adorned the old gymnasium wall on Burde Street are to be digitized and will be available in a digital album display in the near future, Roberts said. reporter@albernivalleynews.com Twitter.com/AlberniNews

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Armada junior boys build tomorrow’s Totem players WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

The Alberni District Secondary School Armada junior boys basketball team is rebuilding this year; and what a rebuild it is. The Armada are coming off a 69-23 win over Ucluelet Secondary School in an exhibition game last weekend, and they beat Comox’s Highland Secondary 69-62 in their opening league game on Jan. 16.

The team is re-tooling this year after losing seven players to the senior boys’ team including standouts Adam Yaredic, Cameron Geddes and Sam Moncur. Grade 10 standout Coby Felsman has been called up to senior and had a strong showing at Totem. Elijah Robinson, Joshua Clarke and Felsman have played strongly this year. Grade 10 players Nick Kaminski and Brett Watts are

playing their first years of high school hoops. “Nick is new to the sport and has improved a great deal since the beginning of November. And yes, he works very hard,” assistant coach Jean Contant said. “Brett is bright, and has learned a lot for someone who hasn’t really played before.” Contant, Dave De Jong and Earl Tatoosh III all coach the junior boys’ team. Harold Lefty Williams, who coached last year, stepped back to help with his family after

the birth of his son earlier this month. The team plays in the six-team NorthNorth Island league, and will see action against GP Vanier, Highland, Timberline, Mark Isfeld and Carihi Secondary this season. “We probably stack up fifth or maybe fourth in the league,” Contant said. “GP Vanier is the team to beat.” The Armada’s strengths are defense and rebounding under the defensive boards, he said. The team’s

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Wrestlers from ADSS, Neill and EJ Dunn Middle Schools competed in two development tournaments on the Lower Mainland. On Friday, Alberni wrestlers attended the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Burnaby Central. The Armada Wrestling team was led by the gold medal performances of Michel Kurucz (60 kg) and Remi Wells (57kg). The tourney saw the return of mainstay Remi Wells, who missed the War on The Floor. Her opponent was strong but inexperience and Wells got the victory. “She (Remi) out smarted her to come out with the win. Both these girls should be in the hunt for medals

at the BC High School Championships.” Russell David (57kg) and Christian Anderson (90kg) claimed bronze medals in their

respective weight classes. In the Grade 7 – 9 division Aaron Badovinac (63kg) and Ally Flaro (43kg) took gold medals.

Other middle school placers included William Merry from Dunn who was third at 100kg and Daniel Spencer from Neill who was sixth at 63kg.

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challenges include learning a new offence when only three players returned from last year. After the Armada senior boys won Totem 59, head coach Neelam Parmar credited the team’s win in part to being supplied with strong players from the junior program.

“One of the things we’ve tried to instill is a family philosophy, that from Grade 9 to Grade 12 players are part of one Armada family,” Parmar said. Part of the philosophy involves practices that blend seniors and juniors, something that Contant considers a benefit.

“The players learn the drills, offensive systems and defensive systems. This provides consistency and it doesn’t seem foreign when the juniors step up to senior,” he said. The team’s next home game is Jan. 23 at home against Timberline. reporter@albernivalleynews.com

Principles For Living by Dr. Carl Weber, BPE (Hon), DC

People are catching on to the amazing health benefits that Chiropractic care can provide. This, despite the fact that it endures in the health market place without the full support of the existing sick care industry or the financial support of the government. Yet Chiropractic is amazing! Every week I catch myself shaking my head in awe when I see something seemingly impossible take place. Laura (not her real name), at age 60, had really beaten up her spine during her lifetime. She was in moderate to severe chronic pain and to complicate matters, she suffered from Graves Disease, an over activity of the thyroid gland. Laura had been diagnosed with the disease after both hands began shaking. Her right eye developed tracking problems as well. On this particular Monday morning, after a total of 7 adjustments, she looked at me and said, “I feel great overall Dr. Carl. I can’t believe it. Even my breathing is better. But my right eye is really sore and my right hand is shaking.” I adjusted her and right away she commented that her eye hurt less. As she sat up, her right eye tracked my finger perfectly. I asked her to hold her right hand up. It had stopped shaking! Wow! It was another one of those “aha” moments for me. But was she cured? No, her symptoms could return. And was I trying to cure her of Graves disease? Absolutely not! I was adjusting her spine to help restore the proper nerve supply and thus the proper function to her body while she received medical care for the disease. Chiropractors don’t treat disease, we turn on life. As long as there is more right with a person than wrong with them, the nervous system can assist in healing the “dis-eased” area. We help get and then keep people well. Chiropractic has exploded in popularity. This despite the slamming it gets in the media and the lack of support it gets from our sickness care system. We create no revenue for the trillion dollar multinational (pharmaceutical) empire that wants people to believe that health comes from a pill or potion. But people vote with their feet. They’re filling Chiropractic offices. Chiropractic works! Every day, everywhere. I can’t wait to start adjusting tomorrow! Peace, Carl

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“West Coast Composition as Expression” is the title of the Rollin Art Centre’s first art exhibit of 2014. Local landscape and seascape artist Sally Walker’s exhibit of acrylic painting runs until Feb. 6, 2014. This exhibit is a wonderful display of locally inspired landscapes and seascapes. From sailboats to hydrangea’s and views from the West Coast this is a beautiful exhibit, and should not be missed.

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Sally Walker’s west coast themed paintings run to the abstract.

books, DVDs, CDs and puzzles for their annual book sale, which will take place on May 10. The arts centre will not accept National Geographic, encyclopaedias, Reader’s Digest or textbooks.

Please drop books at the Rollin Art Centre, inside, under the staircase in the wooden box. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3061 Eighth Ave. or call 250-7243412 for more info.

Come join us on an adventure down the Yellow Brick Road!!

Tickets Now on SALE!! Opening Feb. 21

Upcoming Events in February: Whose Line is it Alberni Improv show – Feb. 7 at 7 pm Workshop: February 8th Storytelling & Traditions turned into Monologues – 11 am

Opening night tickets sold out.  All other shows still have tickets available at the Box office, at Rollin Art Centre and online at www.atthecapitol.org. New Box Office Hours: 2:30 – 6:30 pm Monday to Thursday

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Portal Players Dramatic Society presents one of the most beloved musical stage journeys, The Wizard of Oz, next month at the Capitol Theatre. The first performance will be Feb. 21. Tickets are available at the Rollin Art Centre and the Capitol Theatre Box office. Advanced tickets are $22 for adults and $17 for children 12 and under.

Banners going away soon If you are one of the lucky ones to have painted a street banner for 2013, they are available for purchase now at the Rollin Art Centre for $25. This offer is only available until the end of January.

Words on Fire Jan. 29 Words on Fire open mike on Wednesday, Jan. 29 features local writer Pam Mann at Char’s Landing on Argyle Street. Mann will read from her book Days of Small Things, a compilation of her memories from growing up in the desert Outback of Australia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., readings start at 7 p.m. Admittance fee of $5 covers coffee tea and a free draw. Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council.

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Lindsay May comes from a small town in the Shuswap, but she has a big voice and large songwriting talent. She performs at Char’s Landing on Jan. 28.

Folk, blues rock Char’s Landing next week Lindsay May is an acoustic guitar and mandolin wielding songstress from a tiny town in the Shuswap. Critics liken her folk roots and altcountry tone to a mix of k.d. lang, Kathleen Edwards, Alison Krauss and Lucinda Williams. Praised for “her unique phrasing and distinctive smoky tone,” May’s live performance skills keep getting her some prime gigs—including opening for Valdy and Shari Ulrich among

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material to record and produce two albums at once. Advance tickets are $12 (seniors $10) and available at Gayle’s Fashions and the Rollin Arts Centre (cash/cheque). Outof-towners can e-mail info@charslanding. com. Doors open at 7 p.m. Drop-ins add $3 at the door. For more information, please call 250-730-1636. Char’s Landing is located at 4815 Argyle St. at Fifth Avenue.

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others. Port Alberni music aficionados will get a chance to hear May for themselves on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 8–10 p.m. at Char’s Landing. May has also been a serious songwriter for more than a decade, and the accolades are piling up for her prowess with prose. She was a finalist at the Kerrville New Folk Festival—all about songwriting—in Texas in 2012, and recently produced enough

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Community Events SAT. JAN. 25 ◆ ROBBIE BURNS SUPPER at the Little Bavaria Restaurant on Fourth Avenue. From 5:30-10 p.m. Tix: $30. Haggis, toasts, pipe music and dancing.

TUE. JAN. 28 ◆ DAD’S NIGHT OUT Parks and Rec is hosting free bowling night for dads with kids age 3 and up. The event is at Rainbow Lanes from 6:15-7:15 p.m.

WED. JAN. 29 ◆ TAOIST TAI CHI at John Paul II Catholic School, from 7-9 p.m. Call 250-724-9750 for more info.

THUR. JAN. 30 ◆ WATOTO CHILDREN’S CHOIR at Arrowsmith Baptist Church. Starts: 7 p.m.

SAT. APR. 5 ◆ CENTENNIAL BELLES fashion show. At Echo Centre. Times and ticket prices to be published later. Proceeds to help local families who have children with cancer.

family records and other research. Phone 250-723-2181, local 267. ◆ BETA SIGMA PHI’S Preceptor Gamma Beta chapter meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Call Lorna at 250-7242487. ◆ BEREAVEMENT WALK AND TALK

meets every Saturday, 9-11 a.m. Groups are ongoing. Join any time, commit to eight weeks. Register at the Alberni Valley Hospice, phone 250-723-4478.

STANFORD PLACE CARE CAMPUS Licensed Complex Care & Assisted Living

24 Hour Nursing Care Assisted Living Respite • Beautiful Grounds • Large Bright Rooms • Daily Activities • Entertainment • Hair Salon • Art Studio & More

at 3003 Fourth Ave. starting at 7:30 p.m. Cost $25 per year. Contact Loretta Parkinson at 250723-2555 for more info.

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250.951.0811 www.stanfordplace.ca

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BEAVER CREEK ACREAGE! 00 9,0 $ 16

9211 NEWCASTLE ROAD

• Private and quiet 9.9 acres at the foot of the mountains • Rural setting, treed property situated on a no-thru road

SPROAT LAKE LOT

00 7,8 $ 11

8267 FABER ROAD

• Level 0.43 acre lot, 100’ of frontage and 189’ deep • Short drive to town or a 5 minutes drive to Sproat Lake park

NORTH PORT BURKE PLACE! 00 4,0 $ 24

2-4951 BURKE ROAD

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

COUNTRY MASTERPIECE! 00 9,0 $ 44

6295 LUGRIN ROAD

• Custom built six year young home on 0.60 acre • Four bedroom, four bath with in-law suite

READY TO BUILD?

BUILD YOUR DREAM!

ST 0+G

0 ,90 $ 79

0 ,90 $ 78

,90 $ 69

5250 ADAMS PLACE

• Quiet neighbourhood surrounded with newer homes • 0.159 acre lot, sewer, water and hydro to the lot line

3158 SWEET AVENUE

• One of the nicest subdivisions in town • .33 acre lot in a cul-de-sac, quiet neighbourhood

SPROAT LAKE-DAWSON’S LANDING!

TROPHY PROPERTY!

00 5,0 $ 32

HT +G

00 9,9 $ 26

SL 2 KYUNIM ROAD

• 0.43 acre lot fully serviced by elect., water & sewage line • Astounding views, private, sandy pebble beach with wharf

18610 PACIFIC RIM HWY

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

00 9,0TING 9 1 IS L W E N $

2875 CARMICHAEL CRES.

4851 DAVID STREET

3583 SWORDFERN LANE

SPROAT LAKE OPPORTUNITY! HT +G

00 5,0 $ 22

SL 3 SALAL ROAD

0 ,90 4 3 1

4748 DUNBAR STREET

ECHO AREA FAMILY HOME!

SOUTH PORT CHARM!

GREAT NEIGHBOURHOOD!

3763 MAITLAND STREET

• Four bedroom, two baths, coved ceilings and hardwood floors • Fully fenced with alley access, new roof and windows

4621 MELROSE STREET

• Four bedrooms, three baths, rec room, laundry on the main • Covered deck, hot tub, mountain views, wired & plumbing ready for in-law suite

$

0 ,90 214

3933 MORTON STREET

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

5597 SWALLOW DRIVE

• 0.28 acre lot waiting for your building plans • Quiet neighbourhood surrounded by newer homes

SPROAT LAKE LOT!

SUNSET POINT!

00 9,0 $ 23

$

LOT A STIRLING ARM CRESCENT

BRING THE MOVING VAN! 00 9,9 $ 26

• Three bedroom or two bedroom plus den, one bath home • 9.6` ceilings, views of mountains and harbour & detached shop

0 ,00 315

LT 1 TOMSWOOD ROAD

• 1.07 acre lot cleared and ready for your new home • Water to the lot and the soil is approved for septic system

CENTRAL LOCATION!

• Lovely character home, completely renovated,detached garage • Three bedrooms, two baths, fully fenced, mature peach tree

$

ST

• 1.09 Acre Off-Water parcel views of Stirling Arm & Sunset Point • Seller will consider trade and/or vendor financing

$

GREAT BUILDING LOT! G 00+ 9 , 4 $9

• 0.37 acre level lot in an exclusive semi - waterfront community • Subdivision serviced - underground wiring & has septic in place

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

00 0,0 $ 23

PRIVATE ACREAGE IN KITSUKSIS AREA! 0 ,90 $ 69

• 0.18 acre lot is priced to sell and waiting your building plans • In a great neighbourhood, natural gas, hydro& services to the lot

HOME SWEET HOME!

PEACEFUL LIVING ON GREENBELT! 00 9,0 $ 24

3724 ESTEVAN DRIVE

• Four bedroom, three bath, Redford Heights family home • Quiet neighbourhood, amazing views of the mountains

MULTI USE LOCATION! 0 ,00 5 1 $4

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

0 ,00 8 9 1

SL 5 SALAL ROAD

• Off-Water community,steps from the lake, wharf and a boat slip • Subdivision serviced underground wiring, septic in place,

ENCHANTING VICTORIAN ESTATE! $

0 ,90 9 4 5

5555 GOLDEN STREET

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

SOUTH PORT CLASS! $

0 ,00 339

4175 RAVENHILL AVENUE

• Four bedroom, three bath home with fifth bed or office/den • Quiet neighbourhood, private yard and beautifully landscaped

LOW MAINTANENCE LIVING IN A NEW HOME! $204,900-$209,900

Waterfront living without the cost! Most affordable waterfront available. Get your lot & Get on the lake this summer! Call the Dave Team for more Info!

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+ GST

3774 - 12TH AVENUE

• UNIT #3 - NO GST AND APPLIANCES INCLUDED

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DAVE KOSZEGI REALTOR® Team Leader

Personal Real Estate Corp.

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250-723-SOLD CHRISTMAS? LET THE DAVE TEAM WRAP IT UP FOR YOU!

THINKING OF BUILDING? THE DAVE TEAM HAS LOTS OF LOTS! CENTRAL LOCATION! 0 ,90 9 5 $

GREAT NEIGHBOURHOOD! ST

G 00 + $ 74,9

5230 ADAMS PLACE

• Sewer, water and hydro to the lot line • Close to the marina, popular Kitsuksis walkway & schools

4561 BUTE STREET

0 ,90 $69

SPECTACULAR VIEW LOT! 0 ,90 $ 68

4626 MAITLAND STREET

2244 MALLORY DRIVE

• Level lot in the heart of Port Alberni with easy access • Driveway already in place; hydro, sewer & water to lot

• Build a side by side duplex on this 70 x 124 lot • In a great neighbourhood & close to all amenities

• On a hillside, surveyed, cleared & geotech completed • Structural engineering report included with custom house plans

BAMFIELD WATERFRONT!

WEST COAST RETREAT!

BAMFIELD WATERFRONT PROPERTY!

WESTPORTE PLACE!

00 9,0 $ 59

0 ,50 6 7 $

5487 WOODLAND CRES. W

DUPLEX BUILDING LOT!

447 BAMFIELD INLET

00 9,0 $ 25

00 9,0 $ 19

422 BURLO ISLAND

370 GRAPPLER INLET

• 60x102 level lot features underground services •Close to Paper Mill Dam for fishing, swimming & walking trails

• 14 acres in Bamfield Inlet, approx. 4 acres on Burlo Island • Burlo parcel may be purchased separately subject to subdivision

• 1/2 acre site, privacy in a sheltered bay in Bamfield • White Water treatment plant & deep water moorage

• 1/4 acre of bare land ready for your recreational retreat • Approx.300 ft of deep waterfront for your docks

IMMACULATE FAMILY HOME! 00 4,9 $ 21

SPOTLESS & MOVE IN READY!

NEW HOME OR BUSINESS SPACE!

READY TO RETIRE? 00 9,9 $ 25

2461 4TH AVENUE

• Newly remodelled inside and outin a great neighbourhood • 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, daylight basement features workshop area

GREENBELT LIVING! 0 ,50 7 9 $1

4050 JOHNSTON ROAD

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

$

0 ,00 9 1 2

3607 16TH AVENUE

• Three bedrooms and one bath, on a corner lot with views • Original hardwood flooring, newer wood stove, 12x18 deck

$

4672 ADELAIDE STREET

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

ONE OF THE FINEST HOMES IN PORT ALBERNI! $

0 ,90 699

6310 KAREN PLACE

• 4 bedroom, 4r bath executive home with just over 4600 sqft • One acre with shop, RV parking, sweeping driveway & visitor parking

0 ,90 9 7 1

GARDENER’S PARADISE! $

0 ,00 399

5425 KITSUKSIS STREET

• Four bedroom, three bath main level entry home with basement • Single attached & double detached oversized garage, private back

2 SOLD, 2 LEFT

NEW HOMES! Call Before They're Gone! NORTH PORT RANCHERS!

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

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11-3535 BURDE STREET

• 55+ Burde Hill Estates is a secure gated community • Brand New Roof, Hot Water Tank & Perimeter Drains

FULLY UPDATED DUPLEX! 00 8,9 $ 16

4468 LATHOM ROAD

• Up and down duplex has been completely renovated • Each featuring one bedroom, one bath and shared laundry

BEAVER CREEK ACREAGE! 00 9,0 $ 16

9211 NEWCASTLE ROAD

• Private and quiet 9.9 acres at the foot of the mountains • Rural setting, treed property situated on a no-thru road

SPROAT LAKE LOT

00 7,8 $ 11

8267 FABER ROAD

• Level 0.43 acre lot, 100’ of frontage and 189’ deep • Short drive to town or a 5 minutes drive to Sproat Lake park

NORTH PORT BURKE PLACE! 00 4,0 $ 24

2-4951 BURKE ROAD

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

COUNTRY MASTERPIECE! 00 9,0 $ 44

6295 LUGRIN ROAD

• Custom built six year young home on 0.60 acre • Four bedroom, four bath with in-law suite

READY TO BUILD?

BUILD YOUR DREAM!

ST 0+G

0 ,90 $ 79

0 ,90 $ 78

,90 $ 69

5250 ADAMS PLACE

• Quiet neighbourhood surrounded with newer homes • 0.159 acre lot, sewer, water and hydro to the lot line

3158 SWEET AVENUE

• One of the nicest subdivisions in town • .33 acre lot in a cul-de-sac, quiet neighbourhood

SPROAT LAKE-DAWSON’S LANDING!

TROPHY PROPERTY!

00 5,0 $ 32

HT +G

00 9,9 $ 26

SL 2 KYUNIM ROAD

• 0.43 acre lot fully serviced by elect., water & sewage line • Astounding views, private, sandy pebble beach with wharf

18610 PACIFIC RIM HWY

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

00 9,0TING 9 1 IS L W E N $

2875 CARMICHAEL CRES.

4851 DAVID STREET

3583 SWORDFERN LANE

SPROAT LAKE OPPORTUNITY! HT +G

00 5,0 $ 22

SL 3 SALAL ROAD

0 ,90 4 3 1

4748 DUNBAR STREET

ECHO AREA FAMILY HOME!

SOUTH PORT CHARM!

GREAT NEIGHBOURHOOD!

3763 MAITLAND STREET

• Four bedroom, two baths, coved ceilings and hardwood floors • Fully fenced with alley access, new roof and windows

4621 MELROSE STREET

• Four bedrooms, three baths, rec room, laundry on the main • Covered deck, hot tub, mountain views, wired & plumbing ready for in-law suite

$

0 ,90 214

3933 MORTON STREET

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

5597 SWALLOW DRIVE

• 0.28 acre lot waiting for your building plans • Quiet neighbourhood surrounded by newer homes

SPROAT LAKE LOT!

SUNSET POINT!

00 9,0 $ 23

$

LOT A STIRLING ARM CRESCENT

BRING THE MOVING VAN! 00 9,9 $ 26

• Three bedroom or two bedroom plus den, one bath home • 9.6` ceilings, views of mountains and harbour & detached shop

0 ,00 315

LT 1 TOMSWOOD ROAD

• 1.07 acre lot cleared and ready for your new home • Water to the lot and the soil is approved for septic system

CENTRAL LOCATION!

• Lovely character home, completely renovated,detached garage • Three bedrooms, two baths, fully fenced, mature peach tree

$

ST

• 1.09 Acre Off-Water parcel views of Stirling Arm & Sunset Point • Seller will consider trade and/or vendor financing

$

GREAT BUILDING LOT! G 00+ 9 , 4 $9

• 0.37 acre level lot in an exclusive semi - waterfront community • Subdivision serviced - underground wiring & has septic in place

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

00 0,0 $ 23

PRIVATE ACREAGE IN KITSUKSIS AREA! 0 ,90 $ 69

• 0.18 acre lot is priced to sell and waiting your building plans • In a great neighbourhood, natural gas, hydro& services to the lot

HOME SWEET HOME!

PEACEFUL LIVING ON GREENBELT! 00 9,0 $ 24

3724 ESTEVAN DRIVE

• Four bedroom, three bath, Redford Heights family home • Quiet neighbourhood, amazing views of the mountains

MULTI USE LOCATION! 0 ,00 5 1 $4

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

0 ,00 8 9 1

SL 5 SALAL ROAD

• Off-Water community,steps from the lake, wharf and a boat slip • Subdivision serviced underground wiring, septic in place,

ENCHANTING VICTORIAN ESTATE! $

0 ,90 9 4 5

5555 GOLDEN STREET

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

SOUTH PORT CLASS! $

0 ,00 339

4175 RAVENHILL AVENUE

• Four bedroom, three bath home with fifth bed or office/den • Quiet neighbourhood, private yard and beautifully landscaped

LOW MAINTANENCE LIVING IN A NEW HOME! $204,900-$209,900

Waterfront living without the cost! Most affordable waterfront available. Get your lot & Get on the lake this summer! Call the Dave Team for more Info!

sproatlakehomes.ca

POPULAR UPLANDS SUBDIVISION!

+ GST

3774 - 12TH AVENUE

• UNIT #3 - NO GST AND APPLIANCES INCLUDED

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L LANCE DOBOSZ D

Mid-Island Realty

lldobosz@remax.net

Each Office is Independently Owned & Operated

Rental Properties Grace unlicensed assistant

NEW LISTING

4630 Strathern Street

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#2 - 4718 Angus

$750 per month incl. heat & hydro - Available now

Updated and clean 2 bedroom in a 4plex. Shared laundry room.

3584 9th Avenue-Ground level suite

$700 per month + utilities - Available now

3 bedroom lower level suite that has recently been renovated. Located close to all amenities.

Video tour available

3570 China Creek Rd

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

3272 10th Avenue

$825 per month + utilities - Available now

Cute little 2 bedroom home with fenced back yard and lots of parking. Alley access and pets are considered. In house laundry.

4951 Burke St. Unit 8

$1,200 per month + utilities - Available now

Newer 2 bedroom 2 bathroom patio home. No pets. Yard maintenance and water is included in rent. Great for seniors. *Pre-Applications are available at the office and must be filled out before any showings. *Applications must be complete or will not be processed. References and credit checks required.

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3792 Argyle Way $675 per month + utilities - Available Feb. 1, 2014 2 bedroom 1 bathroom cozy townhouse in South Port. No pets. #1 - 4718 Angus $550 per month + utilities incl. heat - Available now 1 bedroom 1 bath unit in a 4plex. Shared laundry.

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3760 Argyle Way $675 per month + utilities - Available immediately 2 bedroom entry level unit with new laminate flooring throughout. No Pets.

$70

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250-723-1800 5038 Argyle Street

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

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5066 Argyle Street

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

4815 Johnston Rd. • High traffic location • High traffic location, 1100 sq. ft • reasonable lease rate $700/ month

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,0 $89

NEW PRICE!

SOLD BY LANCE! 4847 Bute St. • Best value at this price range • Ready to rent investment property, or own for less than rent • Commercial Zoned, 4 bedrooms

4409 Burde Street

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

$1

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BEST BUY! 3925 6th Avenue

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

00

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3588 7th Avenue

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

4404 Bute Street

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

00

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,9 204

$

4239 8th Avenue

000

9, $25

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.

For sale at our front counter 4656 Margaret Street

For packing, kids crafts, storage, and a variety of other uses! 3756 10th Ave 250.723-6212

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ROLL ENDS AVAILABLE (between Burke Rd & Johnston Rd)

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4213 Princess Rd.

Corner of Ian & Johnston

2401 8th Avenue

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

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250-723-8866 lance@lancesells.ca

4994 Argyle Street Port Alberni, B.C.

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FOR VIRTUAL TOURS OF OUR LISTINGS VISIT US ONLINE AT

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Lorie Engstrom - Unlicensed Assistant

$

NEW LISTING

224,900 Welcome Home

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

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Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

$

146,800

Immaculate Barclay Estates

4253 8th Avenue • 1,734 sq.ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom • large family room and enclosed patio • New deck, exterior doors & vinyl windows • Updated kitchen, bathrooms & flooring NEW PRICE

204,900

$

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80,000

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Downtown Bungalow

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

179,900

598,800

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Close to Everything

3776 17th Ave. 2993 2nd Avenue • 2 bdrm bungalow on 33x125 lot w/detached garage • 1,695 sq. ft. 4 bed 1 -1/2 bath Rancher Home • 66 x 120 level fenced lot, paved RV parking, shop • buidling requires some attention from handyman • coved ceilings, N. gas furnace, h/w tank & FP • currently used as office space • wheelchair access, ex wide hallways, large oak kitchen • live in as single family or use for commercial/office

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

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

LD

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$68,500 Clean and Tidy

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

329,900 Country Charm

Echo Area

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 setting

$

LD

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149,900

Ranch Style Home

Lot 5 Demontreuil Lane (off Grandview Road) 5845 Brown Road • .26 acre(72 x 154) level fenced property • . 1.20 quiet country acre at City edge • Good mountain views, underground services • 17 year old, 1,576 sq. ft. 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 LD

179,900

$

Ranch Style Home

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Ready To Build

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73,800

Just Move In!

4962 Elizabeth Street • 2,700 sq. ft. 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

LD

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169,000

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

104,500

$

LD

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Something Special

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

89,900

$

LD

SO

Opportunity Knocks

#19-6225 Lugrin Rd (Lazy Wheel MHP) • 6 year old 924 sq. ft. Manufactured Home • 3 bedrooms and 1- 4 piece bathroom • Open floor plan, vaulted ceilings and bay window • Seller will carry financing with 10% down

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

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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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6970 GRANVILLE ROAD

2512 - 11TH AVENUE

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FARMING THE NATURAL WAY • 76.8 beautiful acres with amazing sunsets • Updated 1,562 sq ft rancher, 2 bed, 1 bath

CHARMER IN SOUTH PORT

OPEN HOUSE, SAT, JAN 25, 2:30-3:30

• 6 Outbuildings, quiet area • Meat processing with 3 phase power

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

2600 BURDE STREET

2220 - 11TH AVENUE

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BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME

SOUTH PORT 2 STOREY HOME

• 5 beds, 4 baths, 4,709 sq • Walnut floors, ft, open floor plan 9 ft ceilings • Partially finished base- • .45 of an acre, rainwater ment, heat pump system, trade potential

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3588 SWORDFERN

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