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The boiler from the McLean Mill steam donkey lies on its side at the Industrial Heritage Centre to allow boilermakers’ access to the tubes at the top.

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The main deck at McLean Mill National Historic Site’s steam mill has been torn up and will be replaced this spring. The 3,200-square-foot deck was last restored in the 1990s. New decking will be fir, with posts and joists from cedar.

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McLean Mill National Historic Site has been a busy place this winter as volunteers overhaul several projects around the heritage site. As with many things that are old and made out of wood, the decking to the steam sawmill needs to be replaced, and large 6x6-inch posts supporting the verandah at the visitors’ centre were rotting and needed to be replaced. The last time the deck was restored was in the 1990s, mill manager Neil Malbon said. And the visitors’ centre was built adjacent to the protected heritage site in time for opening day in 2000.

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Josh Williamson, top left, Jan Jansma and Barrie Williamson hand-mix cement to create concrete footings below the posts supporting the verandah of the McLean Mill visitors’ centre. The same trio restored the old sand shack, left, that sits at the end of the mill’s railroad siding.

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when the steam donkey was restored for Steam Expo in Vancouver in 1986, although they are inspected every year. “They will be good for another 30-40 years now,” he said. Steam donkeys were the “work horses” in the B.C. woods until after the Second World War and there were thousands of them working in the logging camps from Alaska to Northern California, IHS volunteer David Hooper said. “Now, there is only one left and the boilermakers want to ensure that there will still be ‘steam in the woods’ in the next generation and it will be here in the Alberni Valley.” The steam donkey demonstration site is also undergoing a facelift. Because Kitsuksis Creek will be rerouted through the McLean Mill site, the spar tree and steam donkey had to be moved back. Some of the trees at the far end of the site will be felled this week to make room for the spar tree, Hooper said.

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The steam donkey from McLean Mill National Historic Site is getting an overhaul at the Industrial Heritage Society’s facility on Dunbar Street in Port Alberni. Boilermakers from the east coast of Vancouver Island have been in the Alberni Valley for more than a week, replacing the tubes that create the steam to drive the donkey—a heritage piece of logging equipment. Boilermakers Mike (Rocky) Roxburgh, Barry Pyne, Barry Dobrenksy, Bill Rogers, Jorge Vidal and apprentice Matt Wallace donated their time to mill, roll and bead over the 206 tubes. The boiler was originally built in 1929, said project manager Les Stevens. The Washington Iron Works steam donkey was originally used by the R.B. McLean Lumber Co. in their logging operations in the Beaufort Mountains surrounding Port Alberni. The 206 steel tubes contained in the boiler have to be replaced approximately every 30 years; the last time they were changed was

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School District 70 is holding a special board meeting on Tuesday, March 25, 7 p.m. at the board office, to discuss upcoming school closures. The decision from last week has been put on hold following a procedural challenge. This meeting is open to the public.

Seriously Syria Dr. Saran Azer, an internist at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, comes to Port Alberni on Wednesday, March 26 to talk about the time he spent giving aid in a Syrian refugee camp. Dr. Azer will also talk about the campaign his is involved in that provides aid to Syrian refugees in Iran and Turkey. His slide presentation is at 7 p.m. at Trinity Church, 4766 Angus St. FMI: John Mayba at 250-723-2638.

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Can you believe it’s been 50 years since the great tsunami surged up the Alberni Inlet and swept through the lowlands of Port Alberni? The city will recognize this anniversary with a number of events on Thursday, March 27 and Friday, March 28. On March 27, take in the presentation on tsunamis at ADSS at 7 p.m. Watch for a simulated emergency somewhere along the waterfront on March 28 in the morning. In the afternoon, check out the open house at the Maritime Discovery Centre, where an exhibit on the tsunami is housed. Survivors will be on hand to share their stories. Other activities will include the unveiling of a permanent monument and more.

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SD70 school closures on hold over questions WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON

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Procedural issues have stalled a School District 70 decision to close two Alberni Valley elementary schools in September. Trustees passed a motion on March 11 that would see Gill and Eighth Avenue elementary schools closed and VAST moved to a re-purposed Eighth Avenue. All other schools would retain their current configuration. School District 70 administrators reviewed the decision and found that procedural questions have been raised that need to be addressed, superintendent Cam

Pinkerton noted in a press release. A special board meeting has been called for on March 25 to deal with the matter. Calls to Pinkerton weren’t immediately returned. The procedures have to do with School District 70 and BC School Act policies, School District 70 chair Larry Ransom said.“We’re getting a legal opinion about this so I can’t comment much more.” School District 70’s policy on school closures notes that: preceding closure, school enrolments and physical

conditions are monitored; the board will discuss closures with the public at community meetings; consultation with those directly impacted by the intended closure will precede any final decision; and a final decision will be made no later than the second meeting of trustees in May. School closures must also be carried out in accordance with the School Opening and Closure Order as outlined in the BC School Act. School boards are required to develop and implement a policy that includes a school closure public consultation process which is available to the

public, the act notes. The process must include adequate time for public input; consideration of enrolment growth; and consideration of possible alternative community use for all or part of the school. A school can only be closed by a school district bylaw, and the only information the Ministry of Education requires is the school’s name, address, facility number and closure date. At the March 11 meeting trustees took heat from audience members and school district staff because Bennie’s scenario wasn’t given public consultation. Bennie’s option was contained at

school closure public meetings in February, trustee Gaelle Frey said in response to a question from trustee Gurmail Aujla. Frey never elaborated. But a version of Bennie’s option is found within the three options developed by district staff and found in the SD70 website. Option 3A would have been done over three phases. In the third phase, Gill and Eighth Avenue elementary schools would be closed; Wood remains open but is an annex of ADSS. Bennie’s option is the same but sees Wood remain an elementary school instead.

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Bamfield (A), Beaufort (B), Long Beach (C), Sproat Lake (D), Beaver Creek (E) & Cherry Creek (F) A Public Hearing for residents and property owners within all Electoral Areas of the Regional District of Alberni-Clayoquot will be held in the Board Room at the Regional District office, 3008 Fifth Avenue, Port Alberni, BC, at 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 27, 2014 to consider the following bylaw: Bylaw P1321 – Medical Marihuana Facilities Zoning text amendment to allow Medical Marihuana Facilities in the Small Holdings (A1) District, Rural (A2) District, Forest Rural (A3) District, Forest Reserve (A4) District and Industrial Park (M1) District provided that the facilities are located on a lot that is 1.62 hectares (4 acres) or greater in area and that the facilities are located a minimum of 30.48 metres (100 feet) from all lot lines. All persons who consider their interest in property affected by the proposed bylaw will be given an opportunity to be heard in matters contained in the bylaw. The Public Hearing for Bylaw P1321 is to be held by the Chairperson or Vice Chairperson of the Regional Board. A copy of the Board resolution making this delegation is available for public inspection along with copies of the bylaw as set out in this notice. Interested persons may inspect the bylaw and relevant background documents at the Regional District of Alberni-Clayoquot office during normal office hours, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays, from March 17, 2014 to March 27, 2014 inclusive. Any correspondence submitted prior to the Public Hearing should be directed to the undersigned. Mike Irg, M.C.I.P, Manager of Planning and Development Regional District of Alberni-Clayoquot 3008 Fifth Avenue Port Alberni, BC V9Y 2E3 Telephone: (250) 720-2700 Fax: (250) 723-1327

A few articles back, I mentioned that I begin my practice day with a prayer to acknowledge the greater forces at work. Someone asked me what Chiropractic care had to do with God. My head started to spin with the enormity of that question and it has taken me a month to address its breadth and depth. As a healthcare provider in a largely secular society and as a person who is more spiritual than religious, it’s probably professional suicide to share this part of myself but here I go anyway.... I have no real doubt that there is a design but for many years, I struggled with the concept of a designer. My heart sees the beauty and perfection of a human being, especially in our response to health challenges. Even the vast majority of the nervous system is geared towards honoring and caretaking our health instead of just reporting symptoms. In fact, we are divinely wired for health. My head, after many left brained battles, agrees with my heart. It is simply beyond even my analytical mind to believe that we ended up as we are without the benevolent hand of a loving creator. Trillions of chemical reactions, intricate molecular exchange, ingenious DNA and transport systems.... I see and feel the artistry of that design everywhere inside of us. As a Chiropractor having adjusted thousands of people and watching them heal, I am absolutely humbled when I think of the miracles that never came from me but rather through me when I let go, became that empty vessel and let the power that created us go to work. I have the privilege of being part of that design and know that I am just an intermediary in its delivery. I have asked many people the following question: “If God was to deliver a miracle and help heal a person, would he use the nervous system as part of that delivery or enact the miracle randomly?” I have not yet met anyone who didn’t believe God would use our preprogrammed nervous system to actuate that healing. So what does Chiropractic have to do with God? You might as well ask what God has to do with life. Life is our gift from God and what we do with our life is our gift back to God. Health is a part of that design. I do the adjusting and God does the healing. And what if you’re not well? Then he walks that journey with you. I’m happy to be on that path with both of you. Peace, Carl

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Tseshaht announce major sewer expansion DEBORA STEEL HASHILTHSA NEWSPAPER

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Members of the Alberni Valley Rescue Squad’s swiftwater team practice rescuing each other at Papermill Dam on Sunday. The AVRS volunteers often practice their water rescues at different venues around the Alberni Valley to stay in practice, a spokesperson said.

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Construction is set to begin on a new single span bridge in Port Alberni. The $3 million bridge will be located across Roger Creek on the Redford Extension above West Coast General Hospital. The bridge will be built upstream of the existing culvert system. The culvert is prone to getting plugged by logs upstream. If a large enough obstruction occurred “there would be a very big wall

of water that could wash down into Port Alberni,” said Allan Galambos of BF Binnie and Associates, the project manager. A report to council noted that by replacing the relatively small opening of a culvert with a single span bridge, “risk of washouts will be greatly reduced...” The contract for the new bridge was tendered earlier this year and was awarded to Neel-Co Builders. In response to a question by Coun. Hira Chopra about local hiring, Galambos

responded that Bowerman Excavating would be doing some of the work, and that a local firm is providing the concrete. Construction of the bridge is set to start at the end of March with single lane alternating traffic starting March 31. Public notice will be posted in advance of the project. In response to a question from Mayor John Douglas, WHO said that the bridge will be also able to accommodate pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Work will continue through the summer.

The federal government has committed $1.469 million for a 3.3-kilometre sewage expansion project on the Tseshaht First Nation reserve, ending at Tseshaht Market. Minister of Aboriginal Affairs Bernard Valcourt made the announcement Wednesday morning. The expansion will link to the Santu housing development along the way. Also committing capital funds to the project is the Nuuchah-nulth Tribal Council. President Debra Foxcroft said NTC will provide $629,000 to the initiative. This is about building strong and healthy communities because they are the foundation of economic development, growth and longterm prosperity, Valcourt said. He added that the federal government remains committed to investing in such infrastructure projects to ensure that First Nations have access to safe water and

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Hugh Braker, Chief Councillor for Tseshaht First Nations, shakes the hand of federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt after the minister announced $1.469 million in funding for a 3.3 km sewer expansion to Tseshaht Market.

wastewater facilities. Tseshaht Chief Council Hugh Braker said his community is excited about the opportunities that will be created by the expansion. “For Tseshaht, this is a very important day. This is a day that is going to benefit the future of the Tseshaht people and I believe the future of everyone in the Alberni Valley. The economic spinoff from the development to this sewer line will benefit all of the regional district.” The chief engineering firm for this project is located in the City of Port

Alberni and the jobs from the project will come from that engineering firm, said Braker. While some subcontractors and contractors hired will be Tseshaht, some will not. “The benefits to the community are going to be far reaching and very, very positive,” Braker said. Port Alberni Mayor John Douglas was on hand for the announcement. It’s important to have these types of facilities, he said, and the potential is not just for the growth of the population, but also the economic

growth that is set to occur in the region over the next century. “For Tseshaht, this opens a whole new door for us,” said Braker. “The Tseshaht Market, where the sewer line will end, currently employs over 30 people. It contributes over 30 jobs to the economy in the Alberni Valley. “We believe that the sewer extension is going to expand that and that more jobs are going to be created in what is becoming a business area for this First Nation. Debora Steel is HaShilthSa editor.


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Rethink the recycling plan Green machine gathers in Victoria The provincial push for a producer-pay recycling system is based on the concept of charging manufacturers whose products contribute to the waste stream, such as plastic packaging. But the soon to become governmentmandated program is going to penalize some unfairly, including citizens. For instance, it will hit the newspaper industry with a 20 cent per kilogram cost for its “packaging” – the very paper the newspapers are printed on. That vested interest aside, it’s debatable whether the new system will achieve its environmental goals, while simultaneously driving up costs for consumers. Although the MMBC collection system may have benefits for communities that currently do not have adequate curbside recycling programs, it is not needed in Abbotsford, where the city has been achieving high rates of waste diversion through its own recycling and compost collection. Consequently, this city will hold out on joining MMBC for the time being – and that comes at a cost, since MMBC will provide no subsidy for communities whose programs don’t conform to their standards. Maintaining Abbotsford’s current program is good for the environment, and residents who receive curbside pickup of glass containers and other recyclables that MMBC would not collect. Local consumers will effectively pay the cost of recycling twice, as producers build the price of the MMBC program into their products, and taxpayers foot the bill for curbside pickup. Though MMBC recently provided exemptions for small businesses, it will also negatively impact local economic engines such as berry farming, where consumer preference drives the use of plastic clamshell containers for retail sales – dumping the cost onto farmers, and ultimately, customers. This is a program that needs to be put on hold and reconsidered in its entirety. — Abbotsford News

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ICTORIA – Canada’s sleek, imported green propaganda machine rolled into the capital last week for a couple of days of meetings. You wouldn’t have heard about it, because they didn’t stage any protests or press conferences. Instead they met quietly with selected reporters as well as politicians from both sides of the aisle. They didn’t invite me for some reason, but from what I can gather, it was a friendly networking session. When I speak of our U.S.directed environmental movement, many people still don’t know what I mean. They see the signwaving on TV and assume it’s all spontaneous, driven by passionate volunteers. It’s an industry now, and as with our automotive industry, Canada is a branch plant of the U.S.

The Victoria event was an annual conference called Organizing for Change, sponsored by Tides Canada. Thanks mainly to the work of B.C. researcher Vivian Krause, this offshoot of the U.S. Tides Foundation now at least identifies itself while it pulls B.C.’s political strings. Organizing for Change currently includes Ecojustice, Greenpeace, Sierra Club B.C., ForestEthics Advocacy, ForestEthics Solutions, Georgia Strait Alliance, Dogwood Initiative, Pembina Institute, West Coast Environmental Law, Wildsight and Seattlebased Conservation Northwest. Tides is itself a front for wealthy charitable foundations based mostly in Seattle and California, funded by billionaires who see “saving” B.C. as their personal eco-project. Their hired activists met

with Environment Minister Mary Polak to discuss her just-introduced Water Sustainability Act. This was to demand heavy fees and choking regulations on water used for “fracking,” that nefarious gas drilling technology so demonized in fake documentaries and celebrity protests. Tides no longer attempts to hide its strategy of targeting energy development in B.C. and Alberta. Its tactics are well known, too. Environmentalists need high-profile wins, and the economic pain is best inflicted outside of the U.S., the biggest polluter in world history. Organizing for Change’s stated priorities for the year are the “last stand of the Great Bear Rainforest,” the “Sacred Headwaters” and the Water Sustainability Act. Professional protesters are mainly just taking

‘It’s an industry now ...Canada is a branch plant of the U.S.’

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credit for the 2012 buyback of Shell’s coalbed gas licences around the headwaters of the Nass, Skeena and Stikine Rivers. Tahltan Central Council declared that territory theirs in 1910, and having pros roll in with slogans and graphics wasn’t exactly crucial to the outcome. Their greatest marketing success so far is the Great Bear Rainforest, which is continually portrayed as being in peril from hunting, logging and of course, oil and gas development. One of the documents Krause unearthed is a 2008 plan entitled “Tar Sands Campaign Strategy 2.1” that has proven remarkably prophetic. As Greenpeace, Sierra and ForestEthics were negotiating the 2007 Great Bear land use plan, other network members were preparing to “raise the negatives” and market Alberta as a unique threat to planetary integrity. I’ve written before about the distortions and evasions required Continued / A9

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Fuel fairy tale From / A8 to present such a fossil fuel fairy tale. Suffice it to say that while we have busloads of protesters in B.C., you don’t see them in those benevolent petro-states of Angola, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Venezuela, Kuwait or Algeria. They’re not saving the whole planet, just the safe and lucrative parts. And as I mentioned after the protesterstaged Neil Young concert tour, it’s amazing how American oil and

gas interests and Alaska oil tankers remain invisible to this sophisticated network. NDP environment critic Spencer Chandra Herbert met with the green machine too. He wants all of B.C.’s groundwater mapped and measured deep into the Earth’s crust. That should take a while. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc E-mail: tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Mailbag: Feedback on Bulldogs, and bickering at city hall Bulldogs fans are the best To the Editor,

My wife Jean and I would like to thank the Alberni Valley Junior Hockey Society for inviting us to attend their fundraising banquet on Feb. 28. It was much more than just extremely enjoyable. What struck us both was the incredible community spirit which bathed the Athletic Hall with the kind of warmth and support common to nearly all smaller towns and cities (which we both grew up in) but much more difficult to find in a metropolis like Vancouver where we now live. Hockey binds Canadians together perhaps more than any other sport in any other country. But hockey doesn’t teach you to be kind, generous or thoughtful of others. That falls to the people not on the ice and behind the scenes. It was exhilarating and rewarding to see the quality of people in Port Alberni ready and willing to support both the physical and personal development of these young men,

who in exchange literally wear their community on their chest. Whether or not the Bulldog players realize it now, they were privy to a great life lesson at the banquet. They will be better citizens for it down the road, and will in turn pass those values onto the next generation. Dr. Bob Hindmarch, Vancouver

Not a fan of BCHL officials To the Editor,

I, along with other Alberni Valley Bulldogs fans, am disappointed our team didn’t make it past the first round of the playoffs. It wasn’t that Victoria outplayed them—it’s because the officials were unable to call a fair game. The forwards on Victoria’s top line area skilled players; why do they find it necessary to use their sticks like weapons instead of tools? The spearing, slashing and highsticking that is part of their game plan is appalling and they should get academy awards for diving and hoping they can draw a penalty. It’s really

unsportsmanlike. There are other diving divas on their team and one of them cost the Bulldogs the seventh game in the third period. If the officiating in the B.C. Hockey League doesn’t improve, the league will suffer. Fans get tired of missed calls for obvious infractions and favoritism shown to some teams. In spite of the biased refereeing, our team had an outstanding second half of the season. Going from the bottom to the playoffs is a real accomplishment. We’re proud of our team and proud to be Bulldog fans. Good luck to the young men who are leaving us and thanks to the team and the coaches for an exciting season that they took to the wire against all odds. Right now I am a Powell River fan, so go Kings! Hilda Stern, Port Alberni

Hands off city staff wages To the Editor,

Re: City wages on block, March 13. When the provincial government introduced legislation (Bill 29) in 2002 to gut

union contracts, most fair-minded people were outraged. In 2004, when the same government enacted Bill 37 that further eroded contracts by arbitrarily reducing wages by 15 per cent, most fair-minded people were again outraged. Whether union or non-union, hourly paid or salaried employee, a contract is a contract and must be respected. So it was with great dismay that I read that city councillor Wendy Kerr, herself an HEU member and victim of gutted health care contracts, has proposed that the contracts of city management staff be opened for the purpose of reducing the wages. I am a city taxpayer. While I support cost saving measures where feasible, I do not support costcutting on the backs of any employees. A contract is a contract. You will have an opportunity to address compensation when contracts come up for re-negotiation. In the meantime, honour your existing contracts. Hands off!

Nancy Czigany, Port Alberni

Quit bickering, city council To the Editor,

Re: Councillors lash out at mayor over lack of trust, Alberni Valley News, Mar. 13. It’s said “the truth will be out”, so thank-you to local newspapers whose articles continue to confirm what has been evident since mayor John Douglas was elected: in tone of voice and manner of addressing the mayor, a barely concealed contempt by incumbent councillors. And thank-you to Port Alberni citizen Neil Anderson, who rightfully scolded councillor Rob Cole for criticizing the mayor with innuendo. It’s about time this council was held to account for its apparent emotional immaturity when, it has had to accept change— including new leadership. Incidentally, I voted for certain “incumbent” councillors, trusting in their maturity to work with new leadership. Now, I expect them to get on with the job I (increasingly!) pay them to do. Liz Stonard, Port Alberni

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The model year 2014 is already in full swing for Chevrolet as it rolls its products into the Vancouver International Auto Show. Many of the new and revamped products are already in dealerships so let’s take a look at what’s especially notable for this year.

Cruze Diesel

The popular selling compact from Chevrolet, the Cruz, now comes in an even more efficient setup: the Cruze Diesel. While the diesel model was launched last summer, it bears a 2014 designation. Under its hood is a 2.0L turbo-diesel that packs in 151 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft torque. Yes, it has that much torque and is most impressive. According to the Chevrolet, it has a 0-96 km/h (60 mph)

performance of 8.6 seconds, “which is better than the Volkswagen Jetta TDI automatic and competitive with German diesel cars that dominate the North American market.” In addition to that, it receives an estimated fuel consumption of 4.2L/100km on the highway and 7.5L/100km in the city. While the Cruze diesel had already been available in Europe, the proven engine needed to be adapted to North American emissions ratings. It comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission and 376.6L trunk space. It has an MSRP of $24,945 plus $1,550 destination freight charge.

Impala

Chevrolet’s flagship sedan is all new for the 2014 model year. Released in 2013, this five-passenger vehicle can certainly hold its own in a segment whose competitors are getting stronger and stronger. Among its redeeming new features, an all-new exterior design. I think it looks great. Having had the opportunity to take it for a test drive, Chevrolet has certainly listened to their customers; in the Impala it has given drivers a vehicle that has flair, as well as potency. Its cabin/interior also

received a major overhaul and the result is pleasing to the eyes and to the touch. The 2014 Impala is offered with three engine choices, including two four-cylinder powertrains and a 3.6L V6. Output for the 3.6L V6 is rated at 305 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. of torque (358 Nm). That is the highest horsepower output in the segment from a naturally-aspirated V6 engine. The Ecotec 2.5L is part of a new family of four-cylinder engines developed with increased efficiency and greater refinement. It is rated at 196 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque The Impala’s Ecotec 2.4L engine with eAssist provides electrical assist in certain conditions to help save fuel. It is rated at 182 horsepower.

Malibu

The 2013 model year brought forth an all-new Malibu. That said, not much has changed for 2014, but that doesn’t mean it didn’t get a few enhancements. For example, there’s now a fuel-saving start-stop technology added to the standard model, rear knee room improved by 1.25 inches (31.7 mm) and chassis and suspension developments enhance drive experience. That’s on top off the overhauled Malibu, on the inside and out.

Camaro Z/28

For those diehard track day fans who have been waiting for an even more performance inspired Camaro, the wait is over. Almost. For 2014, the Z/28 makes its debut. All 2014 Camaro models feature a revised exterior design that integrates high-performance aerodynamics for more efficient cooling and stability at high speeds. However, the new Camaro Z/28 adds features like a full aerodynamics package that creates downforce at speed, which helps make it the most track-capable offering in Camaro’s history. Alongside its aerodynamic prowess, under its hood is a mechanical wonder. Its 7.0L, LS7 V8 hand-assembled engine was co-developed with Corvette Racing to make it as potent as possible. Its monster engine produces an estimated 500 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. With those figures on paper, don’t expect amazing fuel results! And just like it takes an experienced driver to put it through its paces, your bank account will most likely need to be seasoned, too! It has an MSRP of $77,400. alexandra.straub@ drivewaybc.ca

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Under the hood the GT trim continues with the 5.0L V8 with improved valves and cylinders helping to pump out over 420hp. The base 3.7L V6 is also carried over but now with 300hp. The big news is the introduction

of a 2.3L turbocharged EcoBoost 4-cylinder with an estimated 300hp and 300 lb.-ft. of torque. For years, the criticism has been the lack of independent rear suspension in the Mustang but this is no longer the case. A fully independent rear suspen-

sion will help get all the power down to the ground from all three engines plus provide improved handling. Ford is hoping with this new platform and available engines, this new model will provide as many thrills as any German sports model and for less

money. Pricing has not been finalized but expect it to be in line with existing 2014 Mustang pricing. Ford is doing well here in Canada; with all-new products it will have a good chance of staying No. 1. zack.spencer@driveway bc.ca


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house and Bread of Life, made numerous contributions to the Mt. Arrowsmith Skating Club and serves as a safety person with her 12-year-old son’s hockey team. She has also supported two women starting businesses in Third World countries through the worldwide Kiva program. “Although her community service and family commitments keep Cathy busy, she is consistently a top performer in terms of sales, earning numerous awards over the years,” VIREB noted. “Most recently, she was a nominee and finalist for realtor of the year in 2012 through Top Investor Awards.” Along with her award, Braiden has received $500 to donate to a charity. She has chosen Talitha Koum Society, which is a small recovery centre that assists mothers with drug problems and their babies. editor@albernivalleynews.com


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SPORTS

Pro wrestling’s back Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling is putting on a show Saturday, March 21 at the Bavarian Centre (3031 Fourth Ave.). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are available at Alien Sports (2916 Third Ave.). Tickets also available by calling or texting 250731-4195. All pre-sale tickets are $10 and $15

at the door. Kids 5 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For the first time ever in Port Alberni there will be a Women’s Street Fight. Local wrestler Riea Von Slasher will be taking on former reality TV Star KC Spinelli. Also, local wrestler Cremator Von Slasher will be in action.

Bulldogs hand out team awards The Alberni Valley Bulldogs handed out their year-end awards at a banquet held Saturday, March 15 at the Black Sheep Rugby Club’s building. Following is a list of the awards, according to Bulldogs’ play-byplay commentator Evan Hammond. Coaches Award— Tryg Strand, Connor LaCouvee Academic Players of the Year (Sponsored by The See Group)— High School: Zach Funk; College: Rob Click. Best Defenceman— Kurt Gosselin Rookie of the Year— Scottie Clark Humanitarian Award—Dylan Haugen Unsung Heroes— Dylan Haugen, Zach

Funk, Josh Adkins, Ron Paulson Community Hero—Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ season ticket holders Top Scorer—Justin Georgeson Most Improved Player—Darian Henry Most Sportsmanlike—Zach Funk Most Valuable Player—Connor LaCouvee Fan Choice (voted by the fans, sponsored by the Port Alberni Port Authority)—Tryg Strand. The Bulldogs’ B.C. Hockey League season ended on March 12 with a 5-4 Game 7 double overtime loss to Victoria Grizzlies in Victoria.

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PARKS AND REC: | Famed potter comes out of retirement to teach at Echo Centre. SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

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Kelli Trottier brings her Celtic/ country sound back to Char’s Landing this Friday, March 21.

Trottier fiddles at Char’s Kelli Trottier blends traditional Celtic, contemporary country, folk, bluegrass and western swing with her inspired fiddle and vocal arrangements and step dancing. Accompanying her at Char’s Landing this Friday, March 21 is guitarist Greg Simm. Doors open at 7 p.m. FMI: Char’s Landing, 250730-1636.

The last time Kevin Wright threw a pot was in December 2010. It was a bittersweet moment for him, he related; as owner of Braemar Pottery, he had built up an international reputation over two decades as a raku potter. His accolades included an appointment to the Governor General’s list of Canada as a provider of Canadian art to represent the Governor General in formal gift exchanges, and feature artist stints with Butchart Gardens and the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria. He closed the

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Author Lee Maracle reads at NIC March 27 Lee Maracle, author of Sojourners and Sundogs, Daughters are Forever, Will’s Garden and Ravensong, will read from her works at North Island College in Port Alberni on Thursday, March 27. Maracle was born in North Vancouver and is a member of the Sto:lo First Nation. A mother of four and grandmother of seven, Maracle is currently an instructor at the University of Toronto. First published in the 1970s, Maracle is considered one of the most prolific First Nations writers in Canada. She will appear in Room S108 at the NIC Port Alberni campus at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

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Kevin Wright throws a pot on a pottery wheel at Echo Centre last week. Wright, owner of Braemar Pottery, has come out of retirement to teach.

gallery.” Blue Fish Gallery (2907 Second Ave.) features the work of 40 potters from the region including her own work. The pottery classes can accommodate

eight students per six-week session, as there are eight pottery wheels in the classroom. “There is a misconception that pottery here is just for seniors,” says Rondi Shanks from Parks, Recreation and Heritage. “They have a great program going. Cheryl has run this program for adults and it’s always filled

up.” Parks and Rec also runs a spring children’s program with Lee Stead, called Clay Kids 1 and Clay Kids 2. There is also a week-long summer pottery camp. Wright advocated for separate classes for beginners and intermediate potters. One day he hopes to offer a full intermediate class in addition to beginners. For more info on classes at Echo Centre, please call 250-723-2181. The March beginners’ wheel throwing class is full but there is still some room left in the beginner/ intermediate class that starts Thursday, March 27, from 6:30– 9:30 p.m. and runs until May 1. editor@albernivalleynews.com


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Lazy Mike releases CD It seems ironic that a band called “Lazy Mike and the Rockin’ Recliners” has quickly become one of the hardest working Blues Bands on Vancouver Island. This Saturday, March 22 the band will release its third CD at the Capitol Theatre. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the joint

starts jumpin’ at 8 p.m. Lazy Mike and the Rockin’ Recliners have been rockin’ Vancouver Island since 2007. With two previous CD releases behind them, the band is excited to announce the release of their third CD of blues originals called Rollin’

Through This World. Band members are “Lazy” Mike Mallon on vocals and harmonica, Mark “West Coast” Comerford on guitar and vocals, Bob “Blue” Berry on bass and vocals, and Ryan Connell on drums. Plus the band will be featuring special guest Dan Dube on piano and organ.

The Community Arts Council is asking all artists who would like to put their name forward for the 2015 Days with the Arts Tour. The committee is getting an early start by seeking all interested artists. This event only happens every other year and is a large fundraiser for the Community Arts Council. If you are interested, please call the Rollin Art centre for more information at, 250724-3412.

Get your art in the gallery The Rollin Art centre is now accepting applications to all visual artists to submit an application to exhibit their work in our fine arts gallery during the 2015 calendar year. Don’t miss this opportunity

to have your own art exhibit or group exhibit. Application forms are available at the Rollin Art Centre or you can download an application at www. portalberniarts.com. Deadline is April 30.

Band seeks new members The Alberni Valley Community Band is seeking new members. All wind and brass instruments are welcome. The band is a concert band presently composed of 16 adult musicians assisted by two students. They play a variety of music arranged for concert bands; from marches and selections from the classics, to themes from Broadway shows

and movies. The band, conducted by Cory Miller, meets Wednesdays from 7–9 p.m. in the E. J. Dunn School band room. For more information please call Wayne at 250-724-4739, or Manfred at 250-7246780.

Learn life drawing DRAW Gallery offers life drawing workshops. ‘Open Studio’ features live model figure drawing. Artists gather together to paint, sketch or sculpt from different live models. The models will provide a long pose, which will give participants time to complete their work. Teen Night welcomes all young artists every Monday

from 6–8 p.m. Open Studio takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday, 6–8 p.m. Please call Astrid at 724-2056 and book your spot.

Big band dance at Bavarian hall Don’t miss Dance into Spring with the Harbour City Big Band and special guests ADSS Senior Jazz band on Saturday, April 5 at the Bavarian Centre. Tickets are $15 (cash only) and are available at Rollin Art Centre, Pete’s Mountain Meats and from band members. The centre is located at 3031 Fourth Ave. Melissa Martin is the Arts Administrator for the Community Arts Council.

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Clockwise, starting from top right: George and Belva Van Kooten, seated, with their daughter Margaret and her husband Paul Onyschtschuk, their daughter Rikki Sery and her children Marcus and Rayne at the 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration on Saturday at the Lawn Bowling Clubhouse. George and Belva Van Kooten with bridal attendants, Joe Van Kooten, left and Bessie Brooks, right at the 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration on Saturday. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 293 honoured first responders on Saturday night at the Legion. Recipients from left to right are Mike Sparrow of the Cherry Creek Fire Dept., Wade Hepp of the Sproat Lake Fire Dept., Bruce Patterson of the Ambulance, Dave Poulsen of the Alberni Search and Rescue, Randy Thoen of the Port Alberni Fire Dept., Inspector Mac Richards of the RCMP, and Bill McLaren of the Beaver Creek Fire Dept. Missing was a representative of the Coast Guard. Cherry Creek Fire Department members and spouses went St. Paddy’s Day style to the 1st responders celebration at the Legion Branch #293 on Saturday night, from left to right are Linda Newton, Michelle Findlay, Mike Sparrow, Karen Sparrow and Terri Weiler. Roy and Gail Bridge got into the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday night at the Legion Branch# 293.

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By fax to Cash Card Refunds B.C. at 604-320-1655 Or by attachment to an email sent to claims@cashcardrefundbc.ca Or by mail to: Cash Card Refunds B.C. #200, 4946 Canada Way Burnaby, BC V5G 4H7

Completed claim forms are to be submitted by July 31, 2014.

WANTED TO buy; Violin made by Hector Trombley, in Port Alberni, 1950’s. Please call (250)701-2035.

NEW TO YOU BEAUTIFUL long length mink coat, size 14, dark colour, w/hat, $750. (250)723-0944. GOLF CLUB SET- Ladies Wilson Cup Defender; Cart, bag, clubs, umbrella, golf balls. As new. Ready to go! $75. Call (250)724-1059. JOHN DEERE lawn mower, antique coal burner wood stove, dining room hutch and buffet. Call (250)724-5504.

REAL ESTATE APARTMENT/CONDOS NANAIMO WATERFRONT 2nd floor condo. 1500 sq.ft. LR/DR/2bdrms with view, den, gas FP, secure bldg. 2 underground parking spaces. Maintenance fee includes hot water/gas/landscaping. 1 pet OK. View anytime. $339,900 Reduced to $329,000. (250)7539123

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$225,000. Great neighborhood two story home, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath. Completely renovated. See for details.: www.arrowsmithlistings.ca HERITAGE HOTEL 30 rooms mixed commercial for sale. Asking $399,000. Call (250)735-0649.

RANCHER- 2 BDRM large shop, 2 acres, 6608 Hills Rd. $349,000. (250)720-1432. see more pics at Arrowsmith listings.

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PORT ALBERNI- clean 3 bdrm house, new paint and floors. NS/NP. $950. Call 250591-7182.

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RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO LARGE 1800 sq.ft. Apt. 9’ ceilings, 2-3 bdrms, hardwood floors, large storage, inclds 60� TV, heat & hydro. $1200./mo. Avail immed. (250)723-4387 or (250)720-3190.

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Call (250)731-6100

PORT ALBERNI: Carmoor Building at the Harbour Quay, deluxe adult oriented 1 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.

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THUR. MARCH 20 â—† HISTORICAL SOCIETY presentation: the 4-H movement in the Alberni Valley, going back 60 years. Starts: 7 p.m. 7 p.m. At the Alberni Valley Museum. Information 250-724-4855.

TUES. MARCH 25 â—† SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

regarding SD70 school closures will take place at 7 p.m. in the school district office board room on Roger



Carrier of the Week DILLON PILCHER

Dillon has been delivering her 45-paper South Port route since August 2013. She is in Grade 8 and her favourite subject is PE. In her spare time Dillon does homework, goes to gymnastics and bakes. She likes to spend her earnings on things for herself. The best thing about delivering the Alberni Valley News is that she can get out and have a job so she can be independent. Carriers of the Week get Black Press merchandise and a $10 gift card from

33’ CONVERTED Trawler with 6 cylinder Isuzu diesel engine with 2100 hours. Ready to fish or cruise. Good electronics, Survey valued at $25,000. Sell for $7,500. Call Jim at (778)421-1310 or Ted at (250)723-8089, Pt. Alberni. For more info or viewing.

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WED. MARCH 26 â—† DR. SAREN AZER OF COMOX will give a presentation on the work he has done at a Syrian refugee camp. 7 p.m. at Trinity Church, 4766 Angus St. Those wishing to learn how they can provide assistance are urged to attend. FMI: John Mayba, 250-7232638.

THUR. MARCH 27 â—† 50TH ANNIVERSARY

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◆ TSUNAMI 50TH ANNIVERSARY will be celebrated at the Maritime Discovery Centre with an open house in the Hutcheson Gallery from 1–4 p.m. The gallery houses an exhibit representing the Port Alberni tsunami, but the exhibit will move to the train station in May.

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To solve a Sudoku puzzle, every number 1 to 9 must appear in: • Each of the nine vertical columns • Each of the nine horizontal rows • Each of the nine 3 x 3 boxes

Remember no number can occur more than once in any row, column or box.

Today’s Solution

PORT ALBERNI Estate Sale5438 Haslam Dr, Sat, Mar 22, 10-1pm. All household goods, kitchen items, canning supplies, yard items, garden swing and much more!

â—† TSUNAMI EMERGENCY EXERCISE involving the city and ACRD will take place somewhere around the Alberni Valley. Staff responsible for managing a disaster will be involved.

Valley United Church on Church Street (off Argyle Street). The fee is $10 and includes a scrumptious dessert and a beverage. Everyone welcome.

Routes are temporarily covered. We are looking for permanent carriers.

GARAGE SALES

FRI. MARCH 28

DESSERT LIVE AUCTION at the Alberni



SOUTH PORT 3003 – China Cr & 14th (50) Call for more info! 3007 – Strathern & 6th (45) 250-723-6399 3008 – North Cres & 9th (54) NORTH PORT 3024 – Neill & 4th (64) 1000-Falls & Westporte (70) 3025 – Scott & 8th (37) 1012 – Glenside & Regina (45) 3028 – Hilton & Scott (42) 1020 – Mary & Brown (58) 1026 – Burke & Gertrude (45) 3031 - Comox & 14th (53) 1032 - Strathcona & Cedar (65) 3035 – View & 7th (48)

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The Parksville Qualicum Beach News is looking for a graphic designer, on a permanent part time basis, to create newspaper and web advertising and page layout. A solid understanding of branding principles and the ability to apply your creativity to generate original ideas is a must. Required skills and experience: • A degree or diploma in graphic design (or equivalent work experience) • Minimum 2 years work experience preferred • In-depth knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite on a Mac platform • Solid design and conceptual skills • Excellent communication skills, able to multi-task, and the ability to interact with clients. If you pride yourself as a first-rate graphic designer then this is an opportunity for you to become part of our awardwinning team. This position is available on a permanent part time basis, plus additional holiday relief and extra hours as needed. Please send a resume with a portfolio showcasing your talent to: Peggy Sidbeck, Creative Services Manager The Parksville Qualicum Beach News production@pqbnews.com Closing date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Black Press C O M M U N I T Y

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◆ THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES at the Capitol Theatre, 8–9:30 p.m. 19+ audience only. All local performers. Doors open 7 p.m., show is at 8 p.m. Tix: $15 in advance at Main Artery on Argyle Street. $20 at the door. FMI: Gwynne Hunt, gwynne1@telus. net.

◆ SEEDY SATURDAY at Collins Arrowvale Farm and Campground, Hector Road. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring seeds you have saved to swap for others’ seeds. There will be a guest speaker at 1 p.m. Snacks and hot drinks for sale at the Arrowvale Cafe. ◆ Do you have an item for our calendar? If so, please contact our newsroom at editor@ albernivalleynews.com


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The BC Government is proposing to offload the province’s world-class recycling programs, run by local municipalities, to an association led by big multi-national corporations. The idea is that we’ll get a better, more efficient program that costs taxpayers less.

Currently, BC homeowners only pay, on average, $35 a year for curbside recycling. Under the proposed regime, you’ll pay more. Every time you bring home a pizza, buy toilet paper,

Unfortunately, what we’ll really end up with is anyone’s guess.

How much more? Well, nobody’s saying.

The association isn’t guaranteeing that we’ll get a better program, or even one as good as the current Blue Box program already in place. Since the association is led by big businesses outside of BC, many of whom are not even headquartered in Canada, one could presume that profits will come before environmental stewardship. They usually do. They also won’t guarantee that there won’t be any job cuts here in BC.

Here’s the only thing anyone does know: we already have a Blue Box program that works, is efficient, managed locally and puts the BC environment first. So why is the BC government flipping a coin, bringing in a questionable recycling program that some of our local elected officials are already calling a “scam?”

And how is this supposed to make things better for BC?

or pretty much anything else that comes in a package, businesses will be passing their increased costs on to you.

It’s time to contact Premier Clark and ask her.

What’s going on here?

Email Christy Clark at premier@gov.bc.ca or call 250-387-1715. For more info, visit RethinkItBC.ca. #RethinkItBC.

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write the column”. This time I am not going to talk about myself (maybe a wee bit) instead the column will be about photography tips and whatever else passes through my mind. What about the new mirrorless cameras, touted as being the future, replacing the DSLR (digital single lens reflex)? Looking on the plus side the mirrorless cameras have interchangeable lenses, most have a larger sensor than “point and shoot” cameras, sturdy bodies, no mirror, are smaller and lighter, and have some accessories. On the negative side the majority have no viewfinder, which means it is going to be very hard to shoot outside in full sunlight. They struggle to focus in low light, have a problem focusing when the subject is moving towards you and battery life is not as long as a DSLR. Digital cameras have a shutter life. Nikon D4’s shutter has a life of 400,000 actuations, Nikon D800 has 200,000 actuations, Nikon D700 and D7100 have 150,000, Nikon D3000 and D5000 have 100,000 actuations. After that the shutter is kaput (to replace an electronic shutter is about $250–$300). To find out how many actuations have been used on a Nikon camera, go to www. nikonshuttercount. com and follow the instructions. The following are a few things that you should know. 1) When you are taking a photo, press the shutter button halfway to pre-focus and set the exposure, then gently press the shutter button all the way down. 2) Get in close to

the subject to make a photographic impact. 3) Turn the camera vertically to shoot a single person. 4) Look out for glare and reflection from windows and photo frames. 5) Before you squeeze that shutter button, look around and behind the subject. Are there trees growing out of Uncle Bob’s head? Kleenex on the ground in front of the bride? 6) In the viewfinder or on the screen, check to see if the horizon is straight or that the lines in the image straight. Some cameras have a grid that can be an overlay on the screen/ viewfinder. 7) If you are shooting in JPEG, make sure that you are shooting in FINE JPEG or whatever is your highest choice. Did you hear? Apple’s Macs can get malware. Previously there was a back door application that took screen shots and uploaded the info to remote servers. That malware was called OSX/KitM.A. A Trojan was found making the Mac rounds, called ‘Flashback S”. What it did was it made your computer open to data theft—stealing your info, bank passwords etc. A Man-in-theMiddle attack was very recent: if you used Wi-Fi at a public spot you would think that you are communicating with another computer, but everything is filtered through the man in the middle malware. The fix? Download the latest OSX or IOS, that will prevent it from happening. Any questions? E-mail me at nsilverstone@ telus.net or see me online at www. silverstonephotos. com.


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SARA FOX

CERTIFIED STAGING PROFESSIONAL

4142 CRAIG RD $269,900 • Four bedroom family home with new roof and all vinyl new windows. • New woodstove insert, & new furnace. • Renovated rec room and bedroom downstairs. • Large covered deck off kitchen. New railing around deck. • 2 garages, lane access, large lot and nice back yard.

Unlicensed Assistant

MID ISLAND REALTY

Independently Owned & Operated

4994 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, B.C.

723-5666

cathy@cathybraiden.com www.cathybraiden.com

G N I T S I L NEW

MLS #370670

PREFERRED AREA OF UPPER NORTH PORT NEW LISTING

SOLD

SOLD

MLS #363617

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

44 X 125 FOOT BUILDING LOT

MLS #356525

62-5558 BEAVER CRK RD ~ $49,900 • Comfortable 2 bdrm mobile home, a great layout, very large master bdrm. • Spacious dining room and very large deck with single carport. • Quick possession available

SUNRISE ESTATES

MLS #363347

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

CLEAN & BRIGHT 3 BDRM TOWNHOUSE

NEW PRICE

SOLD

MLS #352703

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

MLS #354284

103-5262 ARGYLE ST. $139,900

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

ON VERY LARGE LOT

HARBOUR QUAY CONDO

3059 - 11TH AVE. - $189,900

3239 - 9TH AVE. ~ $199,000

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

GREAT STARTER OR RETIREMENT HOME

NEW PRICE

MLS #368490

206-5262 ARGYLE ST. $159,900

MLS #368164

5860 MERSEY RD. - $439,000

• Beautiful ocean and mountain views from this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom condo • Filled with natural light and fabulous 9 foot ceilings in newer building with secured entrance. • Open floor plan featuring maple kitchen with island and walk in pantry. • Cozy living room with corner fireplace and balcony overlooking the ocean • Low strata fees of 97.00 per month and 8 years left on New Home Warranty.

• Private & quiet setting on a no thru road. • Handicapped equipped, wheelchair accessible w/wider doors & hallways. • Large living room, propane FP, french doors to a covered deck. • Large dining room for big dinners. Open floor plan. • Master bdrm has ensuite w/skylight,large walk in closet. • 2 bay garage. 200 amp panel. New septic, roof & heat pump.

HARBOUR QUAY CONDO

Immaculate rancher situated on 4.5 acres

MLS #362902

4488 BEALE ST. ~ $169,900 • Spacious Duplex, Two, 2 bedroom units. • Long term quiet tenants in place. • Vendor is offering $10,000 cash back on completion for a full price offer.

ATTENTION INVESTORS!

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

MLS #361644

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

CUTE 2 BEDROOM HOME

MLS #356525

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

CHARACTER HOME!

2 SUITES

NEW PRICE

SOLD

SOLD

MLS #357688

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

IMMACULATE HOME IN NORTH PORT

Your Listing Goes Here

MLS #369016

3554 HUFF DRIVE - $329,000

• Split level home in preferred upper Echo. • 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. • Updated kitchen. • New renovated bath w/granite countertop. • Alarm, built-in vacuum & large garage.

Preferred area of upper North Port

MLS#354300

MLS #360332

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

3551 HUFF DR. ~ $249,000 • 55 plus, very spacious 1250 sqft patio home featuring 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and large living room with gas fireplace. • Extra large covered patio that includes a gas bbq

2850 HIGHMOOR RD.~ $239,000

20 X 40 IN GROUND SWIMMING POOL

HILLCREST VILLA PATIO HOME

NEW PRICE

MLS #364163

2315 14TH AVE. - $259,000 • Well maintained, new lg vinyl windows and new roof in 2006. Updated kitchen & bathrm • Very bright & lgrec room w/door into backyard. • Lg deck off kitchen which is partially covered

ON GREENBELT IN QUIET CUL-DE-SAC

MLS#368506

3 BEDROOM COUNTRY HOME ON 5 ACRES

MLS #369016

2678 ANDERSON AVE. - $259,900 • 1556 sq ft 3 bdrm (3rd bdrm converted to den), 2 bath home • Open plan, updated kitchen,large living room w/ gas FP. • BI vacuum, security, air exchanger, double garage, electric hot water heat system. • Nicely finished yard with fruit trees. EASY MAINTENANCE IMMACULATE RANCHER

MLS #339661

19190 PACIFIC RIM HWY. ~ $356,000

• Waterfront lot easily accessible from the highway with a good shared road • Half acre, 66 ft of waterfront, clean, clear fresh water great for swimming, kayaking and fishing. BEST PRICED SPROAT LAKE WATERFRONT

• Located on a nice quiet street, large deck with water views • Hardwood & bamboo floors • Large, bright updated kitchen & bathroom • Many updates including electrical, plumbing & thermal windows • Large 66x125 private fully fenced yard with beautiful gardens

CHARMING 4 BEDROOM CHARACTER HOME

NEW LISTING

NEW PRICE

4971 BATTY RD. ~ $309,000 • New septic field in 2000, new roof & vinyl windows & hardi plank siding. • Large 13 by 25 living room added on. Electrical upgraded to 200 amp panel. • Very private and quiet backyard with gardens

MLS #369370

2968 1ST AVE. - $234,000

MLS # 348318

MASSACRE ISLAND - $569,900 • Your own exclusive island retreat on the crystal clear waters of Sproat Lake! • Over 1000 ft of water frontage, incredible panoramic mountain and lake views, and 0.85 acre of wooded tranquility

SPROAT LAKE ISLAND WITH CABIN

MLS #370062

5081 IAN AVE. - $169,900 • 4 Bedrooms • Large 0.27 acre lot w/ lots of yard & lots of parking for an RV • Walking distance to playground, baseball fields & paths • Bright & cozy living room with lots of natural light • Unfurnished basement, great for workshop & extra storage

PREFERRED UPPER NORTHPORT


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OF NANAIMO

DAVE KOSZEGI REALTOR® Team Leader

Vicky JOHN Seredick REALTOR® REALTOR® CLARK vicky@daveteam.ca HOW ABOUTjohn@daveteam.ca A NEW HOME FOR CHRISTMAS?250-723-SOLD LET THE DAVE TEAM WRAP IT UP FOR YOU!

Personal Real Estate Corp.

dave@daveteam.ca

WATERFRONT LIVING WITHOUT THE COST! MOST AFFORDABLE WATERFRONT LOTS AVAILABLE!

TERRACE LANE Brand New Patio Homes!

Starting @ $109,900 + GST

FROM $204,900 + GST

Sproat Lake Development with Private Beach Access and a Boat Slip

• Pet Friendly! • 10 Year Home Warranty • No Age Restrictions • Walking distance to all Amenities • Local Bus Transportation steps from your front door

$

0 0,00 5 3 , 1

Call the Dave Team for more Info! VIEW OUR NEW LISTINGS TODAY!

8372 BLOEDEL DRIVE

ESCAPE TO PARADISE! $

,000 839

MYA BEACH ESTATES! $

10132 KYUNIM ROAD

,000 799

2-10010 LAKESHORE ROAD

FIRST TIME BUYER? ,900 $ 139

4826 HELEN STREET

• Custom build luxurious 5178 sqft home on 0.53 acre • 973 sqft suite for guests, 1200 sqft wharf/float & wired boathouse

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

• 3 Bedroom, 3 bath, 1500 Sqft Condo with best beach front location • Custom designed and built, wharf and boat slips

•Affordable home in central location, fully fenced •Small gardens, fruit trees, within walking distance to all amenities

1.3 ACRES AT SPROAT LAKE!

TROPHY PROPERTY!

SPROAT LAKE LOT!

UNIQUE ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED!

,000 539

$

$

10491 LAKESHORE ROAD

,000 325

18610 PACIFIC RIM HWY

$

,000 198

$

SL 5 SALAL ROAD

• 16x24 serviced casita, kitchen with 2 fridges and microwave • 100 Feet of beach front, concrete RV Pad with power and septic

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

• Off-Water community just steps from the lake, wharf and a boat slip • Serviced with underground wiring, septic in place, hydro to lot

SPROAT LAKE WATERFRONT! ,900 $ 729

SUNSET POINT! ,000 $ 239

SPROAT LAKE ACREAGE! ,000 $ 319

9492 STIRLING ARM DRIVE

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

LOT A STIRLING ARM CRES

9779 STIRLING ARM CRES

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

• Three bedroom plus den, one bath mobile with peak-a-boo views • Just over three acres, partially treed, detached storage/workshop

SPROAT LAKE-DAWSON'S LANDING! EXQUISITE SPROAT LAKE WATERFRONT! T 00 +GS 0 0 99,0 9 , $ 269 $ 1,3

IMMACULATE SPROAT LAKE WATERFRONT! ,900 $ 849

SL 2 KYUNIM ROAD

• 0.43 acre lot fully serviced by electricity, water and sewage to lot lin • Astounding views, private, sandy pebble beach with wharf

10054 STIRLING ARM CRES.

• Five bedrooms, five baths with family suite • Massive gourmet kitchen featuring large island

albernihomesource.com

6416824

• Brand New Homes in new subdivision • Underground Services • Mountain Views • Great Central Location

Astounding Lake and Mountain Views

SPROAT LAKE DEALS! SPROAT LAKE ESTATE!

OPEN HOUSE Friday, March 7th 3pm-5pm

Fully Serviced with Water and Sewer

10242 STIRLING ARM CRES

• 4 Bedroom, open concept living area with gourmet kitchen • Down features a full kitchen, recroom, sunroom w/ hot tub & shower

,000 759

TOP QUALITY FINISHED HOME! $

,900 221

10148 SOUTH DRIVE

• Lake front property boasting 81 feet of water frontage • 4 bedrooms and 2 baths on three levels with vaulted ceilings

,900 144

2573 3RD AVENUE

,900 259

4586 BEALE STREET

FIXER-UPPER! $

6149 RIVER ROAD

• 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 bedroom in-law suite down • Extra-large double garage, private back yard

$

• 3 bedroom, 1 bath, detached garage, fully fenced • Great neighbourhood and within walking distance to all

LARGE FAMILY HOME! $

NORTH PORT CUTIE!

NORTH PORT RANCHER! $

• Completely renovated, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, in-law suite • Fenced backyard, fruit trees, raised garden beds,

BUY A HOME OR INVESTMENT FOR UNDER $200,000!

00 72,0

3963 5TH AVENUE

,900 149

$

4565 LATHOM ROAD

• 2 bedroom, one bath home is situated on a large lot • Detached single garage, some updates done, central location

2805 5TH AVENUE

$

2178 GIBSON ROAD

2461 4TH AVENUE

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

SOUTH PORT CHARM! ,000 $ 279

3779 FOWLIE CRESCENT

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

PEACEFUL LIVING ON GREENBELT! ,000 $ 244

2875 CARMICHAEL CRES.

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

UNIQUE FAMILY HOME! ,900 $ 399

3117 MCNAUGHTON AVE

• Three storey home, four bedrooms, four baths & rec room w/bar • Amazing views of the mountains, cedar deck & enclosed hot tub

sproatlakehomes.ca

NORTH PORT RANCHER! + GST 0 0 9 , 4 $ 25

3930 COMPTON ROAD

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

SOUTH PORT CHARM! ,000 $ 315

4621 MELROSE STREET

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

• Updated four bedroom, two bath home on 2.42 acres • Only minutes to town, 48x26 detached garage, large covered deck

HOME SWEET HOME! ,000 $ 199

4851 DAVID STREET

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

FULLY UPDATED DUPLEX ,900 $ 168

SOUTH PORT CLASS! ,000 $ 339

4175 RAVENHILL AVENUE

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

4672 ADELAIDE STREET

4468 LATHOM ROAD

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

daveteam.ca

GREENMAX CHRISTMAS TREE FARM! $

00 99,0

AIRPORT ROAD

• 1193 sq ft for your home or business featuring 3 bedrooms, 1 bath • Large living room, kitchen, eating nook, bath and 1 bedroom on the main

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

BE YOUR OWN BOSS!

WEST COAST FEEL!

$

205-5170 ANGUS STREET

PEACE AND QUIET! ,900 $ 399

6435 FAYETTE ROAD

,000 112

• One bedroom, one bath, open floor plan and gas fireplace • Laundry in unit, security entrance, storage unit & transportation nearby

GREAT FAMILY HOMES! IMMACULATE FAMILY HOME! ,900 $ 214

NEW HOME OR BUSINESS SPACE! ,900 $ 179

DOWNTOWN CONDO!

,888 198

• 3 bedroom plus den, 1 bath, tons of storage and cold room • Park like setting and private, two driveways, RV parking

,800 198

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

OCEAN, CITY & MOUNTAIN VIEWS! $

• Small but so is the price, central location in great neighbourhood • Rental investment, or make it your new getaway fishing shack

SOUTH PORT 4 - PLEX

,000 199

5262 G ARGYLE STREET

$

,999 199

5538 BROADWAY BLVD

• Canvas Cup was a popular full service coffee bar and gallery • Seating for 20+ patrons, steps away from Harbour Quay

• Solid character home with some updates in great area • Three bedroom, one bath, fully fenced, detached garage

CENTRAL LOCATION! ,900 $ 134

GREENBELT LIVING! ,500 $ 197

4748 DUNBAR STREET

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

COMPLETELY RENOVATED RANCHER! ,000 $ 169

4209 NORTH PARK DRIVE

• Charming home offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bath • Relax on the patio with the view of the greenbelt across the street

4050 JOHNSTON ROAD

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

VICTORIA QUAY CONDO! ,900 $ 149

305-4505 VICTORIA QUAY

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

Personal Real Estate Corporation


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OF NANAIMO

DAVE KOSZEGI REALTOR® Team Leader

Vicky JOHN Seredick REALTOR® REALTOR® CLARK vicky@daveteam.ca HOW ABOUTjohn@daveteam.ca A NEW HOME FOR CHRISTMAS?250-723-SOLD LET THE DAVE TEAM WRAP IT UP FOR YOU!

Personal Real Estate Corp.

dave@daveteam.ca

WATERFRONT LIVING WITHOUT THE COST! MOST AFFORDABLE WATERFRONT LOTS AVAILABLE!

TERRACE LANE Brand New Patio Homes!

Starting @ $109,900 + GST

FROM $204,900 + GST

Sproat Lake Development with Private Beach Access and a Boat Slip

• Pet Friendly! • 10 Year Home Warranty • No Age Restrictions • Walking distance to all Amenities • Local Bus Transportation steps from your front door

$

0 0,00 5 3 , 1

Call the Dave Team for more Info! VIEW OUR NEW LISTINGS TODAY!

8372 BLOEDEL DRIVE

ESCAPE TO PARADISE! $

,000 839

MYA BEACH ESTATES! $

10132 KYUNIM ROAD

,000 799

2-10010 LAKESHORE ROAD

FIRST TIME BUYER? ,900 $ 139

4826 HELEN STREET

• Custom build luxurious 5178 sqft home on 0.53 acre • 973 sqft suite for guests, 1200 sqft wharf/float & wired boathouse

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

• 3 Bedroom, 3 bath, 1500 Sqft Condo with best beach front location • Custom designed and built, wharf and boat slips

•Affordable home in central location, fully fenced •Small gardens, fruit trees, within walking distance to all amenities

1.3 ACRES AT SPROAT LAKE!

TROPHY PROPERTY!

SPROAT LAKE LOT!

UNIQUE ARCHITECTURALLY DESIGNED!

,000 539

$

$

10491 LAKESHORE ROAD

,000 325

18610 PACIFIC RIM HWY

$

,000 198

$

SL 5 SALAL ROAD

• 16x24 serviced casita, kitchen with 2 fridges and microwave • 100 Feet of beach front, concrete RV Pad with power and septic

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

• Off-Water community just steps from the lake, wharf and a boat slip • Serviced with underground wiring, septic in place, hydro to lot

SPROAT LAKE WATERFRONT! ,900 $ 729

SUNSET POINT! ,000 $ 239

SPROAT LAKE ACREAGE! ,000 $ 319

9492 STIRLING ARM DRIVE

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

LOT A STIRLING ARM CRES

9779 STIRLING ARM CRES

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

• Three bedroom plus den, one bath mobile with peak-a-boo views • Just over three acres, partially treed, detached storage/workshop

SPROAT LAKE-DAWSON'S LANDING! EXQUISITE SPROAT LAKE WATERFRONT! T 00 +GS 0 0 99,0 9 , $ 269 $ 1,3

IMMACULATE SPROAT LAKE WATERFRONT! ,900 $ 849

SL 2 KYUNIM ROAD

• 0.43 acre lot fully serviced by electricity, water and sewage to lot lin • Astounding views, private, sandy pebble beach with wharf

10054 STIRLING ARM CRES.

• Five bedrooms, five baths with family suite • Massive gourmet kitchen featuring large island

albernihomesource.com

6416824

• Brand New Homes in new subdivision • Underground Services • Mountain Views • Great Central Location

Astounding Lake and Mountain Views

SPROAT LAKE DEALS! SPROAT LAKE ESTATE!

OPEN HOUSE Friday, March 7th 3pm-5pm

Fully Serviced with Water and Sewer

10242 STIRLING ARM CRES

• 4 Bedroom, open concept living area with gourmet kitchen • Down features a full kitchen, recroom, sunroom w/ hot tub & shower

,000 759

TOP QUALITY FINISHED HOME! $

,900 221

10148 SOUTH DRIVE

• Lake front property boasting 81 feet of water frontage • 4 bedrooms and 2 baths on three levels with vaulted ceilings

,900 144

2573 3RD AVENUE

,900 259

4586 BEALE STREET

FIXER-UPPER! $

6149 RIVER ROAD

• 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 bedroom in-law suite down • Extra-large double garage, private back yard

$

• 3 bedroom, 1 bath, detached garage, fully fenced • Great neighbourhood and within walking distance to all

LARGE FAMILY HOME! $

NORTH PORT CUTIE!

NORTH PORT RANCHER! $

• Completely renovated, 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, in-law suite • Fenced backyard, fruit trees, raised garden beds,

BUY A HOME OR INVESTMENT FOR UNDER $200,000!

00 72,0

3963 5TH AVENUE

,900 149

$

4565 LATHOM ROAD

• 2 bedroom, one bath home is situated on a large lot • Detached single garage, some updates done, central location

2805 5TH AVENUE

$

2178 GIBSON ROAD

2461 4TH AVENUE

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

SOUTH PORT CHARM! ,000 $ 279

3779 FOWLIE CRESCENT

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

PEACEFUL LIVING ON GREENBELT! ,000 $ 244

2875 CARMICHAEL CRES.

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

UNIQUE FAMILY HOME! ,900 $ 399

3117 MCNAUGHTON AVE

• Three storey home, four bedrooms, four baths & rec room w/bar • Amazing views of the mountains, cedar deck & enclosed hot tub

sproatlakehomes.ca

NORTH PORT RANCHER! + GST 0 0 9 , 4 $ 25

3930 COMPTON ROAD

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

SOUTH PORT CHARM! ,000 $ 315

4621 MELROSE STREET

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

• Updated four bedroom, two bath home on 2.42 acres • Only minutes to town, 48x26 detached garage, large covered deck

HOME SWEET HOME! ,000 $ 199

4851 DAVID STREET

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

FULLY UPDATED DUPLEX ,900 $ 168

SOUTH PORT CLASS! ,000 $ 339

4175 RAVENHILL AVENUE

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

4672 ADELAIDE STREET

4468 LATHOM ROAD

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

daveteam.ca

GREENMAX CHRISTMAS TREE FARM! $

00 99,0

AIRPORT ROAD

• 1193 sq ft for your home or business featuring 3 bedrooms, 1 bath • Large living room, kitchen, eating nook, bath and 1 bedroom on the main

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

BE YOUR OWN BOSS!

WEST COAST FEEL!

$

205-5170 ANGUS STREET

PEACE AND QUIET! ,900 $ 399

6435 FAYETTE ROAD

,000 112

• One bedroom, one bath, open floor plan and gas fireplace • Laundry in unit, security entrance, storage unit & transportation nearby

GREAT FAMILY HOMES! IMMACULATE FAMILY HOME! ,900 $ 214

NEW HOME OR BUSINESS SPACE! ,900 $ 179

DOWNTOWN CONDO!

,888 198

• 3 bedroom plus den, 1 bath, tons of storage and cold room • Park like setting and private, two driveways, RV parking

,800 198

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

OCEAN, CITY & MOUNTAIN VIEWS! $

• Small but so is the price, central location in great neighbourhood • Rental investment, or make it your new getaway fishing shack

SOUTH PORT 4 - PLEX

,000 199

5262 G ARGYLE STREET

$

,999 199

5538 BROADWAY BLVD

• Canvas Cup was a popular full service coffee bar and gallery • Seating for 20+ patrons, steps away from Harbour Quay

• Solid character home with some updates in great area • Three bedroom, one bath, fully fenced, detached garage

CENTRAL LOCATION! ,900 $ 134

GREENBELT LIVING! ,500 $ 197

4748 DUNBAR STREET

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

COMPLETELY RENOVATED RANCHER! ,000 $ 169

4209 NORTH PARK DRIVE

• Charming home offers 2 bedrooms, 2 bath • Relax on the patio with the view of the greenbelt across the street

4050 JOHNSTON ROAD

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

VICTORIA QUAY CONDO! ,900 $ 149

305-4505 VICTORIA QUAY

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

Personal Real Estate Corporation


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ONE PERCENT REALTY

Mid-Island Realty

Wendy Lover

Each Office is Independently Owned & Operated

(250) 735-7283

LANCE DOBOSZ

wendylover@shaw.ca

Full MLS® Service at a Fraction of the Price

WHY PAY MORE?

$325,000

ldobosz@remax.net

ED ACH DET

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$317,000

MLS #368965

MLS #365708

5820 PIERCE ROAD

• Revenue property on 1.13 acres • Separate hydro meters • City water & city sewer • Current rental income $2150 • Listed below assessed value

Grace unlicensed assistant

000

5, $27

NEW LISTING

Lot 18 Helby Island

• Breathtaking 5.24 acres • 2 cabins with metal roofs • Your very own parcel of the Deer Group of Islands across from Bamfield

000

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$198,000

,99

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4 $27

Reduced

SOLD BY LANCE!

4630 Strathern Street

3570 China Creek Rd

• Warm 4 bed 2 bath family home • fenced yard & detached garage • close to park and schools.

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2403–7TH AVE • 4 bed 2 bath with in-law suite • updated kitchen & baths • garage, attached workshop • fenced rear yard with alley access • large 70x131 corner lot

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5038 Argyle Street

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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

MLS #371080

2687 1ST AVENUE • Ocean view 66x125 vacant lot • Quiet street with alley access • Zoned R-2

FLAT FEE INCLUDES FULL MLS SERVICE & ADS HOMES OVER $600,000 ARE 1% + $900 IN FEES, SAVING YOU EVEN MORE!

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

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6144 MARGOT RD. • Cherry Creek 4 bed 2 full baths • 30x28 shop with alley access • New gas furnace in 2011 • 80x160 lot on quiet street • Low taxes

CREATING JOBS

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ECONOMIC ACTION PLAN 2014 4847 Bute St. • Best value at this price range • Ready to rent investment property, or own for less than rent • Commercial Zoned, 4 bedrooms

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4404 Bute Street

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

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• Enhanced broadband internet service for rural and Northern Canadians • A new Search and Rescue Volunteers Tax Credit

BEST BUY! 3925 6th Avenue

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

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4239 8th Avenue

• Nestled in clean & quiet Barklay Estates • 3 bed 2 bath townhouse • Steps from new highschool • New roof and siding!

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142 Cia Rock Road

• Bamifled Waterfront • 14 acres spreading across Burlo Island to Mills Peninsula • Potential to subdivide into 3 waterfront lots

3219 6th Avenue

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

• Improved and expanded snowmobile and recreational trails across the country

2401 8th Avenue

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

• Over $90 million to help the forestry industry grow and innovate *Subject to Parliamentary approval

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250-723-1800 4213 Princess Rd Corner of Ian & Johnston

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$240,000 each 3908 Marpole Street

$335,000 6696 Beaver Creek Road

7171 Beaver Creek Road

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WELL CARED FOR HOME

• New construction • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Half duplex in North Port

•Updated 3 bedroom 2 bath •1.14 acres plus outbuildings •In law suite separate entraces

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$97,000 Lot 30 Uchucklesit Inlet WATERFRONT PROPERTY 1400 square foot float cabin Sleeps 12 to 14 people Private location, large float

INVESTOR ALERT!

$375,000 - 2541 - 4th Ave. SL#1 & 2 $192,000 EA.

Duplex new construction Trades considered or lease to own Good income producer

$149,000 - 3790 Meares Drive

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$59,000 - 16-4935 Broughton Street

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$229,000 - 7833 Wardrop Road

Multi-unit building site Space for shop or pool Green belt for privacy

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$180,000 - Lot O Cheeyah Is. WATERFRONT PROPERTY

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BAMFIELD ACREAGE 6.06 acres Possible subdividable Harbour view

OCEAN FRONT 5 acres waterfront strata 860 sq. ft cabin to lock up Septic installed

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$350,000 - 5694 Mersey Road 3 OVER HEIGHT CARPORTS Well cared for 2,200 square foot home Three bedroom, two bath, heat pump .95 of an acre, 1,900 square shop

BEST LOCATION-BEST NEW PRICE

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$699,000 - 137 Winter Harbour Rd PORT HARDY Wayne Ridley’s Fishing Lodge Turn key fully operational Accommodates 20-16 guest

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

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$700.00 E-5262 Argyle Street RENTAL SPACE • 900 sq.ft. rental space, nice location • Close to waterfront, inlet views • Great for small office or small shop

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