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Literacy Alberni’s gov’t funding slashed SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Deep government funding cuts have forced Literacy Alberni to get creative in order to keep its programs running. The non-profit literacy society is facing a $110,000 cut in English as a Second Language funding in the next two years, “which will dramatically change

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Pot Luck gives hospice money

Pot Luck Ceramics, a ‘profit for non-profit’, is poised to donate $25,000 to two charities in Port Alberni. Ty Watson House Hospice will receive $20,000, while $5,000 will go to the new Better at Home senior service program that will start at the end of April. This brings Pot Luck’s donations to the hospice up to $55,000 in two and a half years. A community celebration is planned for Sunday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pot Luck barn, 4011 Cowley Rd.

New course for McEvay

Retired teacher Tom McEvay will run a course called On the Edge of Chaos—Working with High Risk, Vulnerable and Marginalized Youth starting Saturday, April 26 in Port Alberni and running two Saturdays in May and two in June. The sessions are run with VIU and open to anyone interested in the topic. for info, e-mail tmcevay@shaw.ca or Elisabeth Kroeker at VIU, elisabeth.kroeker@ viu.ca.

our programs,” executive director Charmead Schella said Wednesday. She is also expecting far less money from the provincial government after the latest budget was released without a line item for literacy. Usually the government provides $2.5 million for programs in B.C. through Decoda Literacy Solutions. Last year the provincial

‘We are government instead of the was $17,000– resolute that usual unsuccessful $34,000 in we will not in cutting community this literacy literacy close.’ funding; this – Charmead Schella coordination year Minister funding. of Education There will Peter Fassbender be no B.C. literacy funding announced cuts, but next year, Schella said. has since reversed the “We are resolute that we decision slightly. will not close,” she said. Literacy Alberni will “I’m trying very hard not probably receive $9,500 to cut any programs, I’m

trying to be more creative with our programming on a streamlined budget. I’m trying hard not to cut any staff...with a shift in programs not to lose any learners.” Cuts mean the funding Literacy Alberni receives through the Raise a Reader program run by the AV Times is even more important, Schella said. Last year the program

raised more than $48,000. “What we’re looking at right now, rather than being doom and gloom over the cuts, is we’re trying to look outside our literacy box for different funding and partnerships to keep our boat afloat.” Schella said the society is grateful for the community support it receives.

A passion for Syria

Comox physician Dr. Saren Azer discusses a picture of refugees waiting in line for food and aid in Yarmouk camp, Syria. Azer volunteers in such a camp in Domiz, Northern Iraq.

Comox doctor brings awareness of Syrian refugees’ plight, plea for help to Port Alberni

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Comox physician who grew up amid war and upheaval in Iran shared his experience helping Syrian refugees with an audience in Port Alberni. On March 26 at Trinity Church, Dr. Saren Azer showed a slide show to 15 people that chronicled his experience working in a Syrian refugee camp in Domiz, Northern Iraq in 2012. An internist at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, Azer, 47, wasn’t just a Canadian

who went on a humanitarian mission. A Kurd by descent, he spoke with gravitas because he fled similar conditions two decades earlier in Iran. “The camp I worked in was full of people who suffered from the effects of war, death, upheaval and starvation,” the now married father of four said. “Living in Canada, I’d lost touch with the reality I once lived in. It was an awakening, an honour, to be in the camp again and help.” Azer was in Port Alberni canvassing for donations for Medical Hope for Syria, an initiative which he

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has partnered with “Dave started Health Partnerships sending me emails International to access about his (Azer’s) medical supplies work and said “You and transport them should bring this guy to Domiz, as well as to Port,”” Mayba said. other Accordcamps. ing to ‘Living in The Azer, the Canada, I’d group has supplies tentatively lost touch with consist of scheduled doctor’s the reality I a mission once lived in.’ pack to Domiz which – Dr. Saren Azer contains this summer, 600 organizer Lynn Foster doses of antibiotics, said. analgesics, Port Alberni resident electrolytes and antiJohn Mayba became fungal agents. Each aware of Azer’s work pack costs $575, much though Courtenay less than the retail social activist David cost of $6,000, and Talbot, who helped saves approximately establish Alberni’s 60 lives. World Craft Bazaar a Health Partners decade ago. International, as

well as a donor in Calgary match every dollar donated to the initiative. “Every dollar donated is leveraged 20-1 and that translates into a lot of lives saved,” Azer said. The refugees are fleeing a civil war between government and revolutionary forces that started in 2011 and continues. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that more than 140,000 people have been killed during the two-anda-half-year conflict. An estimated three million people have been displaced and have fled to camps in

Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. “Both sides in the conflict see aid workers as the enemy so it is very dangerous to try and work inside Syria” Azer said. “It’s safe to work in the camps though.” Born and raised in North West Iran, Azer fled the persecution of Kurds and arrived in Canada as a political refugee 20 years ago. He chooses to volunteer in Domiz out of a filial obligation. “In my life, I remember the wars and the hunger, but I remember all of the deaths that went unacknowledged,” he said. Continued / A25


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Festivals Into swing? Like Glenn Miller and Count Basie? Then check out a big band dance April 5 at the Bavarian Hall on Fourth Avenue. The event features the Harbour City Big Band and ADSS Senior Jazz band. Tix are $15 and are available at Rollin Art Centre and Pete’s Mountain Meats.

New Exhibit Pencil in a visit to Rollin Arts Centre on April 11. The next Art exhibit titled Past, Present & Future is coming. The exhibit will display the work of artist Shayne Lloyd, whose range of work includes drawings, paintings and wood burning on furniture. The show runs until May 8 at Rollin.

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The City of Port Alberni is now accepting proposals for lease of the following commercial units at Alberni Harbour Quay located in Spirit Square. • Unit 14 – 200 sq. ft. • Unit 15 – 200 sq. ft. These two units were constructed as part of the original 1984 Market Square development at Harbour Quay and are currently occupied by Farmers Market vendors on a month to month basis. City Council has indicated a preference for proponents who would operate on a year round basis. The monthly rent for each unit is $272.50 plus GST. An information package providing more detailed information and showing the location of these new units is available from City Hall or on the City’s website at www.portalberni.ca. All rental proposals will be evaluated on the basis that they complement other businesses and services provided at the Alberni Harbour Quay, and on the ‘track record’ of the entrepreneur. To view the shops please contact: Scott Kenny, Director of Parks, Recreation & Heritage Tel. (250) 720-2507 Proposals will be accepted until 12:00 p.m., Friday, April 25, 2014 by:

All equipment is supplied and paddling is FREE for the month of April. Everyone, male or female, of any age is welcome to come out on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30 and/or Friday mornings from 9:30-10:30. Where??? Sproat Lake Landing (the old West Bay Hotel). Hope to see you there.

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The City of Port Alberni is now accepting proposals for lease of the following lands comprising five (5) lots located at 5201 and 5231 Argyle Street. The lands are offered on an “as-is” basis and are currently vacant. The lands are mostly paved and level and are accessible from 1st Avenue. The lands have been used as a parking lot for many years. Submissions outlining the proposed use of the property, lease term and rate will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 by: Davina Hartwell, City Clerk 4850 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1V8 davina_hartwell@portalberni.ca Tel. (250) 720-2810 The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.

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Monument marks tsunami event SUSAN QUINN & WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

A Harbour Quay monument commemorating the 1964 tsunami that washed through Alberni will also serve to remind people that such events are very real. Museum director Jamie Morton unveiled a mockup of the monument during an open house Friday at the Maritime Discovery Centre’s Hutcheson Gallery. “It was a lifechanging event for people here in Port Alberni,” Morton said to the packed gallery, where the city’s permanent display on the tsunami is housed. “It was not expected, how hard it was going to hit.” The tsunami actually came in three waves,

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Alberni Valley Museum director Jamie Morton unveils a mockup of a tsunami monument Friday that will be placed at Harbour Quay.

he said, the first one hitting at 12:20 a.m. on March 28, 1964 and the final wave hitting at 3:30 a.m., after the high tide had crested. “It was the second wave that caused most of the damage.” Tsunami survivor Jan Jansma put on a slide show of his photos taken in the days following the tidal wave.

Jean (Cutforth) Beck, who was living in the inundation zone at the time, was also on hand to share her stories as were other survivors. Tseshaht First Nation councillor Luke George related stories passed down through his family’s generations of great floods of the past, and how the oral history

is similar in different regions, including the Musqueam in the Lower Mainland and as far east as the Sto:lo Nation in the Fraser Valley. Alberni-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser talked of how Port Alberni “shone 50 years ago in how we came through this event.” Continued / A26

The future of Port Alberni’s Canada Day parade and festivities are secure for another year. A month ago, that wasn’t the case. The Folkfest Society made the decision at a committee meeting to cancel the parade and international celebrations at Glenwood Centre. It was clear that the community didn’t want the parade to go away. “It’s so crucial,” says Gayle StephenPlayer of the Women’s Business Network. The WBN and other community volunteers have stepped up to keep the parade going.

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“For me, it’s really about the students and how important Canada Day is to (them), and that they are celebrating their country’s birthday,” said Pam Craig, a WBN member and school board trustee. “It was a no-brainer for us.”

‘We’d like to see as many floats as possible.’ – Angie Blake Fellow WBN member Bessie Clark agrees. “This is important for these kids. I’m 75 and I remember when I was five years old, sitting on the side of the road watching the parade.” Port Alberni’s Canada Day parade has been running under the auspices of the FolkFest Society since 1977, according to Winston Joseph. Following the 2013 event, parade coordinator Gillian Shearwater hung up her bullhorn for the last time, and handed in her binder full of information in the hopes someone else would take it on. The same few

volunteers have been putting on the parade and accompanying July 1 festivities for several years, Blake said. The WBN felt they could take this project on because they have more members, she added. Joining the WBN in organizing the parade are longtime community volunteer Kristi Dobson and Janis Joseph, Winston’s daughter. This year’s theme is Coming Together. The WBN is urging community groups to create floats based on that theme. “We’d like to see as many floats as possible,” Blake said. A deadline for entries will be set soon. Although they have a tighter timeline than usual, Blake is confident the WBN will be able to pull this off. Shearwater left them with a thorough detailing of what needs to be done. “We’re in good hands,” Blake said. For more information, please call Blake at 250724-1997 or look up “Canada Day Parade” on Facebook. editor@albernivalleynews.com

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Marie Eble of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration displays a schematic showing the amount of energy released (yellow and red) during the 2011 tsunami that struck Japan. Eble was one of 30 scientists from across the world who participated in a special tsunami forum last week.

and Innovation Network. The project will involve bolstering the ONC existing sensor network by placing additional instruments on the water surface approximately 100 kilometres offshore. When functional, WARN software will monitor sea level data received from the

instruments to detect near-field tsunamis, or those which have less than 30-minutes of travel time. “We need two things to feed the models: censor data and water, land and surface information,” said Benoit Pirenne, ONC associate director for digital infrastructure. “Once that is chewed

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well as a warning centre. The centre is capable of issuing tsunami bulletins less than 10 minutes after any major earthquake in the Indian Ocean. Tsunami science is dynamic though, a lesson Port Alberni should learn early. “No two events are alike. There are new things to be learned from every event,” Tummala said. Alberni could benefit more from such a system than the current regional warning system, he added. “Near-source regions can’t depend solely on regional centres for warnings,” he said. “An area with a threat in its backyard needs to detect an earthquake fast, very fast.”

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The chances of a near-field tsunami surging into the Alberni Valley are great, Tummala said. A subduction zone is located nearby and once the pressure releases it will cause a large earthquake and subsequent tsunami. “The challenge is time: more time means more accurate warnings. Less time presents more of a challenge with accuracy,” he said. Tummala knows of what he speaks. In 2004, an earthquake measuring 9.3 on the Richter Scale produced a tsunami that swept over coastal India with little advance warning, killing 14,000 people. In response, the Indian government established the Indian Tsunami Early Warning System, as

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An academic brainstorming session will eventually yield more accurate tsunami warnings that Port Alberni will benefit from. More than 30 world scientists and emergency management officials gathered at Ocean Networks Canada’s NEPTUNE shore station in Port Alberni on March 27 for a twoday tsunami forum (the second day switched to Sidney). Specifically, the scientists were fleshing out the elements of a tsunami prediction model that will serve as the basis for a software system called WARN, or Webenabled Awareness Research Network. The two-year project is being underwritten with a $600,000 grant from the Canada’s Advanced Research

its proposed transshipment container hub and LNG projects at the mouth of Alberni Inlet, Catalyst paper and APD mill would benefit from the system by being able to enact emergency procedures sooner, Pirenne said. Oceanographer Srinivasa Kumar Tummala travelled from India to attend the forum. It was the first visit to Canada for Tummala, from the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services—but not the first time he’d heard of Port Alberni. “I’d read about the tsunami here in 1964 and I was struck by the fact that there were no casualties,” said the director of the Indian National Tsunami Early Warning Centre.


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Wave science vital to follow Land reserve divided, not conquered With all the attention given to last week’s 50th anniversary of the 1964 tidal wave that hit Port Alberni, work that 30-plus scientists from around the world are doing to improve a tsunami warning system takes on greater importance. Especially so with Tuesday’s news that a magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit the coast of Chile, prompting tsunami warnings for that country’s west coast. Oceanographer Srinivasa Kumar Tummala from India pointed out that an early warning system, such as the one Port Alberni has in place now, will be inadequate if an earthquake should hit close to home. (It is a sad irony that only foreign scientists and professionals with Ocean Networks Canada were permitted to talk to the media. Canadian scientists were offlimits, as per federal rules.) Which brings us to a report last week from B.C.’s Auditor General Russ Jones, who stated that our province ‘is still at significant risk’ if a catastrophic earthquake were to hit us. Jones warns the province needs to have a ‘big picture’ plan. He is not the first to say that, though. We need to know that we are likely on our own if ‘the big one’ hits. We have some good warning systems in place in the event of a tsunami here in Port Alberni, and a plan to get people to higher ground; but are we ready if we are hit with an earthquake? We have a multi-casual incident unit designed to assist numerous casualties during a disaster; in all likelihood, our city will be cut off from both ends and help will take a while to reach us. How many families are prepared to look after themselves? — Alberni Valley News

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ICTORIA – Kootenay Bill Bennett has done what I reported last November he was doing: seizing the horns of the sacred cow that is the Agricultural Land Reserve. Henceforth there shall be two land reserves. The Island, South Coast and Okanagan, which produce 85% of B.C.’s total farm revenue on 10% of protected land, retains its strict anti-development rules. In the much larger area Bennett likes to call “beyond Hope,” non-farm uses will be considered to help maintain the many economically marginal farmers. This is the Interior, Kootenay and North, where development pressure is mostly an urban myth. In remote areas, ALR diktats with no relation to reality are routinely ignored. Political critics were

quick to call this a B.C. Liberal hidden agenda to pave the ALR for their developer pals. Certainly neither party’s 2013 platform talked about the ALR, although B.C. Liberal leadership candidates Kevin Falcon and Mike de Jong promised relief from its more senseless bureaucracy to Peace country farmers in 2011. When the zone plan was revealed last week, media went to ALR pioneer Harold Steves, the hero of all Lower Mainlanders who try to tell northern farmers what to do. “My real fear is that they want to open the door for fracking and natural gas and oil,” Steves said. I’ve got bad news for the socialist sage of south Richmond. Oil and gas companies have operated on farmland since before the ALR was created in 1974. Conspiracy buffs should read the delegation

agreement that took effect just weeks after last May’s election, giving the Oil and Gas Commission authority to administer wells, pipelines and waste pits on farmland. If the ALR interferes with the prescribed handling of drilling waste, it interferes with safety measures. University of the Fraser Valley “food security” professor Lenore Newman went on CKNW to refute what she called “uninformed arguments,” and then offered one of her own. This two-zone change is connected to the exclusion of large tracts of Peace land for the Site C dam, she said. Actually, the government exempted that project last December using the long-standing “provincial interest” provision, so this phase of the alleged capitalist plot against farmland has no effect on Site C. Steves is also concerned

‘Again, this is an urban problem projected onto rural B.C.’

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about second homes being built beyond Hope, and later sold rather than being destroyed as is the current disastrous rule. He warns that farmers might end up with “nonfarm neighbours,” or as we like to call them up north, “neighbours.” Again, this is an urban problem projected onto rural B.C., where costly restrictions mainly serve to accelerate the depopulation of rural and remote areas. Delta South independent MLA Vicki Huntington is livid about the legislation, which has no effect on loss of farmland in her constituency. The growing federally regulated port supersedes provincial laws, and the Tsawwassen First Nation is growing a big shopping centre on its treaty land. Aboriginal entrepreneurs are also starting to force big-box development on southern Vancouver Island, home of the purest of the pure left. This is where farmers can’t even protect themselves against deer. Continued / A9

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Are you happy with SD70’s decision to go back to the drawing table over school closures?

Yes – 60.9% No – 39.1% This week’s question: Do you agree with the new two-tiered system for B.C.’s agricultural land reserve (ALR)?

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The most damning charge is that the six regional ALR panels now in place are open to corruption under new rules. Panel members have always been cabinet appointments, but currently they have to be from outside the region so they are less likely to hand out exemptions to their friends.

That is certainly something to keep an eye on. So is the status of B.C. farms, where the average farmer age is 56 and rising, and half of farms have income less than $10,000 a year. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc

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Mailbag: Feedback on deals, laws and bylaws with no teeth Police need to lay off pot To the Editor,

Twenty per cent of our city budget goes to policing. I think we get good return on the dollar although we do need more focus on prevention. Given the shortage of tax dollars and the many victims of real crimes, I cannot support the idea of local police wasting resources assisting prime minister Stephen Harper in the stealthy criminalization of medical marijuana. Eighty per cent of Canadians support medical marijuana. It was legalized because the Supreme Court of Canada determined that access to the medicines we need to avoid suffering is a basic human right, protected by our Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Yes, the government can regulate, but not in a way that denies access. Harper’s new rules do exactly that. It seems impossible for adequate supplies to be available by the end of the month. Also, patients need particular kinds of marijuana for their particular symptoms. And there is no provision to delay the start date of the new

rules for those people, many on disability, who have invested thousands of dollars in their home-based grow operations. They cannot afford to forego the fruits of that investment and pay prices that may well be higher than the black market. They are businesses and should be treated with the usual consideration when business rules change. Now that the whole matter is before the courts again, I hope our local police will take a wait and see attitude, and not waste resources denying sick people their medicines. That is Harper’s agenda, and local police, whatever their uniform, are answerable to the local community that hires them, not to anyone in Ottawa. Stephen Fisher-Bradley, Port Alberni

Dog bylaw has no teeth To the Editor,

On Feb. 28 my dog Bella, an English Springer Spaniel, was the victim of an unprovoked attack on our property by a pitbull the neighbours were in care of. Within minutes of the attack

the dog was picked up by the owner. Had the caretaker of the pitbull not been able to call the dog, surely our dog would have been killed. Because the incident occurred on a Friday evening we took our dog to the Central Island Veterinary Hospital in Nanaimo. After x-rays it was determined that our dog sustained severe injuries including compound fractures of the tibia and fibula, broken sternum and rib and several puncture wounds. When we arrived home later that evening the neighbours came by to express their apologies for what happened. The owner of the dog called the next morning to apologize also. We were told by both that the dog had never done anything like that before. Because of the severity of the attack we thought it appropriate to contact the local SPCA, and AlberniClayoquot Regional District (ACRD). The SPCA would not get involved as the incident occurred outside of Port Alberni, in Cherry Creek. The ACRD bylaw enforcement

officer informed me that there was no dog bylaw in Cherry Creek and although one was pending, not much could be done other than speak with the owner. My understanding is that for a first offence the new law will carry a fine of $500. The new penalty seems a bit unrealistic considering the severity and costs associated with an incident such as this. If a child would have been attacked there likely would be criminal action but at this point we have no recourse other than through the civil courts. At this point our vet bills have run into the thousands of dollars and although our English Springer Spaniel Bella is on the mend she will never be back to normal. Life goes on as normal for the owner and the dog that attacked, with zero consequence.

Kim Heeks, Port Alberni

Get on with it; give us rail To the Editor,

I hear over and over how much people want the railway to come back for both passenger and freight

service. So do I. So fund it already. Almost 10 years ago the Island Corridor Foundation (ICF) asked for more than $100 million to completely redo the railway. That was rejected by government. Then the ICF came forward with a $20 million request split into pieces. This was only accepted after years of negotiation with three levels of government plus conditions and now sits stuck waiting for VIA to agree as well. Now these same government politicians say $20 million isn’t adequate? We knew that 10 years ago when those same politicians rejected it. Had the original $100 million request been fulfilled with $10 million a year, we’d have been all done by now and who knows what wonderful uses we would have for the railway. No matter what the number, it seems to me the most likely way to exit this not-somerry-go-round and get rail going is to get rid of the politicians who keep chaining the changing the subject. Let’s start this November.

Chris Alemany, Port Alberni

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Blue box battle in British Columbia KELVIN MCCULLOCH FOR BLACK PRESS

A few months back, I received a notification which advised me that I had to declare whether Buckerfields was a ‘producer’ of printed paper or packaging material. If so, we would have to implement an ‘approved stewardship plan’ to deal with the material. Otherwise we would have to join another ‘stewardship plan’ and pay fees to that plan holder. I thought it was a scam. But I looked into it further and determined that there was indeed regulatory provisions in effect which stated this very thing and according to the regulations, Buckerfields is now a ‘producer’ of printed paper and packaging material, with the best example being our Buckerfields feed bags. I then discussed the alternatives with a Ministry of Environment official and came to realize that we had no choice but to join the only approved stewardship plan in the Province, MMBC. We signed the MMBC contract. But we also read it. And it stated that MMBC

had to file audited financial statements on its web site. I recently went to the website and there are no audited financial statements. Now, several months later, I have discovered the following: MMBC is a corporation under the Societies Act comprised of three Directors, two of which live in Ontario. None of the Directors have public sector credentials. All of the Directors represent large corporate interests. MMBC is not accountable to any government agency, appointed official, elected official or any other government body other than the Registrar of Companies under the Societies Act MMBC is not governed by the Province’s Financial Administration Act which sets out the rules for the administration of all public monies. None of the monies collected by MMBC, including the fees Buckerfields is supposed to pay go to the Public Accounts of the Province or any other government organization. MMBC is not subject

to oversight by the Auditor General of BC Under MMBC’s ‘stewardship plan’ as approved by the Provincial government, MMBC has the authority to charge companies like Buckerfields unlimited fees based on whatever MMBC spends, regardless of what the actual costs are to recycle our feed bags and regardless of the fact that we already pay municipal taxes in all eight of our locations. MMBC has the authority to come into any municipality in the Province and offer financial incentives to the locally elected government to do what MMBC wants in the area of waste collection and recycling; if the locally elected government refuses, MMBC has the authority to do what it wants anyway. The municipal governments of the province do not know the background of MMBC and don’t yet realize the fees that MMBC is charging to Buckerfields and all the other companies amounts to double taxation The municipal governments are going to have to give up that tax base they have for

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Provincial Auditor General Taxpayers and voters are unaware that the fees being charged by MMBC are so onerous that they will cause newspaper closures and job losses of 300-500 in the newspaper industry in British Columbia, even though recycled newsprint is actually very valuable. In finding all this out, I lament the fact that none of this was introduced into the legislature for proper debate because it means that instead of spending my days managing the sale of chicks and garden supplies at Buckerfields, I have to spend my time trying to revive democratic processes in British Columbia, retroactively. I find it appalling. My position as of the time of this writing is this, we ain’t paying a dime to MMBC and neither should anyone else, not until: The provincial government reconciles what it is doing with the municipal governments and municipal taxpayers so that taxpayers don’t have to pay twice. The provincial

government takes back the legislation which calls us ‘producers’ and ‘blames us’ for the choices made by manufacturers and indeed consumers that are completely outside of our control. Any monies charged under the auspices of the Recyling Regulation are included in the Public Accounts of the Province and subject to the provisions of the Financial Administration Act and the Auditor General Act. Whatever is going to be done is introduced into the Legislative Assembly in the form of a Bill so that the proper public debate can occur. Insofar as MMBC has not filed its audited financial statements since inception, and the period of time not reported spans more than two years, and insofar as MMBC is actually a taxing and funding agency, there be an independent public enquiry into the financial operations, sources and uses of funds, contractual procedures and expenditures of MMBC. No, Buckerfields is not paying a dime until this cash

and power grab is unraveled and revealed for what it is. One final word, 96% of all printed paper and packaging material is already being picked up or deposited into municipally financed facilities. Despite what MMBC is saying, at least 53 PER CENT of that is already being recycled and it is very likely that number was seriously understated to give the government a reason for its MMBC cash and power grab. In reality, there is no basis for setting up a recycling dictatorship and charging punitive fees to companies like Buckerfields at all. Recycling is a booming business with rapidly increasing prices of marketable commodities. Could that be why the Board of MMBC is all big business and outside the jurisdiction of the Auditor General? We don’t have to change a thing to see recycling take off in BC, in the hands of our elected municipal officials. We need to send the MMBC regime to the recycle bin. Kelvin McCulloch is CEO at Buckerfields.


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

The lives of seniors in Chile Recently, my wife and I traveled to South America, specifically to Chile, but we also had the opportunity to spend time in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. The continental part of Chile extends for 4,400 km from its northern limit with Peru and Bolivia, all the way, between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, to Antarctica. The country is blessed with three varieties of climate: the dry desert in the north, where the largest copper mines in the world are located; the fertile central zone (Mediterranean climate), known for its abundance of a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and farm lands, ideal for the production of wine. These natural resources and their sub products are also another source of exportation to the world. Several saw mills, now in operation in the southern part of the country, were set up by Canadian companies over

was indigent. “My Chileans eat well and grandmother lived in enjoy their “almuerzo” a “casa de reposo” (a (lunch), which is seniors’ home) for a their main meal of while. the day and their “It was not her traditional “once” (the normal environment afternoon tea), which and we would have consists of a light liked to keep her meal as well as the in her own place, tea... And, by living in where she lived an environment that independently all produces a wealth her life, but that was of fresh produce, not an option at that they enjoy the time,” said Marisol consumption of daily Quezada, a 47-year old fresh vegetables and resident of Santiago. fruits they get from Today, Chile is one the street “ferias” of the most stable (farm markets). ORLANDO DELANO/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS and prosperous With a population Columnist Orlando Delano enjoys a ‘almuerzo’ or lunch in Chile with friends. nations in the reaching 16 million, southern hemisphere. 70 per cent of Chile’s three decades ago. care they need and taken care of by It also ranks high population is Roman The rich coast of the more doctors and their families in regionally in Catholic (and 90 per Pacific Ocean is also specialized support their homes until sustainability of the cent among seniors), 23302 a source of abundance medical staff should their passing.115InThorncliffe fact, Park state, and democratic as in all the SpanishDocket: Drive Toronto Ontario development. - JWT countries, Client: 247 of fish, sea weed and be trained several decades ago, speaking M4H 1M1 Participation Ads Job Name: shellfish. In recent years there it was inconceivable There is a number of and 15.1 per cent Tel 416•696•2853 Production Contact: Lara Vanderheide Life expectancy in has been an increase to see an older typical characteristics Evangelical (term Chile is 78.1 years in the number of senior living in an of this country used for non-catholic with a world ranking homes for the elderly, environment that that are worth Christian churches). B:5.8125” of 35 out of 194 and which are mostly was not his or hers, highlighting. T:5.8125”Other interesting has a literacy rate privately owned for unless the individual For example, aspects of today’s S:5.8125” of 98.6%. Senior profit or sponsored citizens currently by non-profit local make up ten percent organizations and of Chile’s population, church groups. This but by the year 2025, trend is gradually they will count for becoming a more twenty five percent. usual alternative for Gerontologists are seniors and a respite increasingly worried for their families. that the nation’s Traditionally, aging population is elderly people in not getting the health Latin America were

Chilean society are the passion for “fútbol”, (soccer), a sport that dominates almost any conversation in the streets, the bars or any household. “I used to go to the games several years ago”, comments Jorge Quezada, an 80-year fútbol fan, who, in younger days, also enjoyed playing soccer. Nowadays, I use my old radio to listen to the fútbol games transmitted live from the stadiums, like in the old days,” he said. All and all, our visit was enjoyable and educational and it was also a good opportunity for us to see first hand how some seniors live in general and the support they get from their families and their community.

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA – Kia rounds out its attack on the country’s best-selling cars with the launch of the final two models to the Forte lineup. Last year Kia introduced their all-new Forte sedan to compete with such top sellers as the Honda Civic, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra. This week, the 5-door hatchback version called Forte5 and the coupe, called Forte Koup begin arriving in dealerships. The launch of these two vehicles took us from Huntington Beach, California, through the mountains and desert to Borrego Springs and then back through the mountains to San Diego. The terrain varies from massive California highways to very twisty mountain passes and vast desert valleys. Stunning scenery and a recommended drive for any sightseer or driving enthusiast. Looks The Forte5 is the more practical of the two new Kias with a hatchback design that sets it apart from the competition. Many competitors don’t offer a hatch so this is sure to be noticed by people who need extra storage and passenger room. Sold with a new base 2.0L engine or an optional 1.6L turbo engine, there are varied looks depending on which trim is chosen. The non-turbo Forte5 gets a front grille similar to the sedan with a smaller lower intake and a larger grille opening. The Forte5 SX turbo gets the same grille as the Koup, with the opposite

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a fresh style – inside and out – the Dart seems to be a hit. Two years in, Chrysler has loaded it up with an engine full of gusto, unique styling cues and added a couple of letters on the back and now we have the Dodge Dart GT. What sets it apart from its siblings are a stretcheddown grille and LED headlights. You’ll find the rear clad with the ‘Racetrack’ LED lights that run the full length of the trunk. Then there’s a set of 18inch wheels come standard on this vehicle along with a 2.4L, MultiAir, 4-cylinder Tigershark engine, matched with a 6-speed manual transmission, that brings to the pavement 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. Of all the characteristics I like about this trim of Dart, I think its transmission is the weakest link. In previous reviews of other Dart models – like the 1.4L, Turbocharged version with 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque – the gear throws are, in my opinion, too long to really give it that edge and sporty vibe that it needs to compete with vehicles like the VW GTI, Honda Civic Si or even the Ford Focus ST. The gear throws are long and the clutch has little weight to it, taking away the performance aspect of the GT that it should have. On the flip side, the light

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clutch works favourably in the urban environment. This setup makes being stuck in traffic bearable. Getting back to the gearbox, I really wanted to like the Dart more. I really did. So I concocted scenarios in my mind to figure out a way to not be so sad about its lack of panache. I think I found one. Buyers of the GT will like what they get for the value. After all, it has a starting MSRP of $21,995. That’s thousands less than the aforementioned competitors. And some buyers of vehicles who want that extra kick don’t necessarily need all the sports sedan-like characteristics. They want power but in a comfortable and affordable package. Furthermore, they enjoy added touches like a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, GT specific sport leather seats, a Parkview rear backup camera and more. The interior has a pleasant look to it and it’s very agreeable to drive. On the highway, special attention from designers and engineers were paid to make sure you drive in a quiet cabin. Minimal road noise entered the GT’s cabin, allowing my passengers and I to enjoy the musical stylings of various bands being listened to on the Alpine premium stereo system with nine speakers (an additional $1,295 for this sun and sound package.) The sun portion of the package adds a power express open/close sunroof to the mix. After I switched into this mindset, I found I was able to alleviate my frustrations of what the GT didn’t have, but what it did have. Additionally, a feature that I love about the Dart – and all other Dodge/Jeep/Chrysler products – is the Uconnect media interface. The GT comes standard with the 8.4-inch touchscreen and is a dream to work with. Large icons, easy prompts and a no-fuss approach to pairing your handheld device to the Bluetooth system all come standard. Whether taking the GT for a drive in the city or on the open road, it does have some solid legs to stand on. Visit www.dodge.ca for more information alexandra.straub@drivewaybc.ca


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HEALTHY LIVING

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people who have ‘dieted’ with the goal of losing weight tend to gain weight over the long run. Restrictive diets generally make an individual’s relationship to food more dysfunctional and unhealthy in the long term. If we change our environment, instead of relying on willpower and dieting to adjust our eating habits, healthier decisions will become easier to make. There are some daily common automatic routines that many people do. Over time many of these habits can be detrimental for health. Habits such as keeping tempting, junk-type foods in sight, since this almost guarantees that they get eaten. Also, going shopping on an empty stomach and buying packaged,

convenient snack foods will ensure that these highly processed, salty fatty foods will be consumed. Eating from a package while doing something else will also help to ensure that more will be eaten than portioning the food out in a dish or bowl. Engaging in another activity while eating naturally leads to overeating. Another way people are overeating at mealtimes is by serving food on big plates. There’s evidence to prove that using larger dishes, bowls and utensils will help to support an individual to eat more and will continue to ‘supersize’ the body. It is better to use smaller dishes. Kids know how to listen to their own internal cues much better than adults,

and many grown-ups can learn a lot from their kids. For healthy habits to start when kids are young, adults can help to offer healthy food choices and children will determine if they eat it and how much. Rewards of sweet desserts to tempt kids to eat their vegetables at meals does not help. There are no ‘quick fixes’ for good health, but small changes can lead to positive health improvements over time. Planning ahead, making a list, and buying more vegetables, fruits and whole grains can be a good start to making it easier to eat better. Consciously becoming more mindful and slowing down while eating, and focusing on how the food tastes, smells, feels and looks can help a person

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◆ CENTENNIAL BELLES vintage bridal and fashion show, 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Echo Centre. Tix: $20 and available IN ADVANCE ONLY at Rollin Art Centre, Capelli’s, Metro City Clothing and Boutique Belles Amies. FMI: Tricia Knight, 778421-1916. Proceeds to help three local families who have children with cancer. ◆ BIG BAND DANCE with Harbour City Big Band, ADSS senior jazz band conducted by Greg Falls, 7:30 p.m. at the Bavarian Centre, 3031 Fourth Ave. Tix: $15 each, available at Pete’s Mountain Meats, Rollin Art Centre and band members.

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Floor hockey team excels in Comox The Port Alberni Special Olympics floor hockey team won first place in the C Division tournament in Comox last month. The floor hockey team won games against Victoria and Cowichan; both overtime victories. Coaches Gyula Komjati, Barb VanZoeren and Donna Johnson guided the team through the weekend. SUSAN QUINN/ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

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A Port Alberni Black Sheep, right, tries to pry the ball out of a Cowichan Piggies’ player’s hands late in the first half of Saturday’s Div. 1 men’s rugby game. Cowichan won a 20-17 squeaker and dominates first place.

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Nevertheless, I would like to take the reader on a seasonal journey this upcoming summer to make the point. On that trip, I want to share with you not only a love for the game of golf and what you might be missing or might want to renew, but more importantly, persuade you to begin thinking how golf might possibly affect your health and well being. If I have learned one thing in 63 years, it’s that most human beings love life. Scenes of anguish and joy are felt daily around the world in hospitals, at funerals,

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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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Frank and Dolores Rawcliffe are the Alberni Valley Curling Club recipients of Volunteers of the Year, as presented to them at the club’s Annual General Meeting, last night, 31 March. The Rawcliffe’s have volunteered tirelessly in many capacities, Frank on the Executive for over six years,( 2 as President) and Dolores has been instrumental in organizing two successful Trade Shows and Garage Sales, resulting in new revenue streams for our club. AV Curling Club photo

Mike Cudmore, is seen here receiving a cheque for $2,000 from Kinsmen Jason Ferguson, and with his son Gabriel, 3, wife Grace and son Phoenix, 1, behind them are Kinsmen Darin Kozlowski and Mitch Gardner. Mike Cudmore is undergoing cancer treatment and is finding the Kinsmen Club has lightened his load with financial assistance from their Save a Life Foundation. If you know of someone in need of financial assistance due to medical reasons, Kinsmen of Port Alberni Box 142 Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 7M6, or email to portalbernikinsmen@shaw.ca

The annual Spring Potluck meeting for the First Open Heart Society was held last Friday night at Echo Centre. Susan Massop was the lucky winner of this plant that was one of the door prizes. If you would like to support the First Open Heart Society they will be holding a bake and book sale at the Scotiabank on April 16. All money made goes to help local residents with heart related illness. If you would like more information please call Bev at 250-723-2056.

Middle row, left to right: Jan Lavertu, owner/operator of Port Alberni’s Westcoast Home Hardware, had an unveiling of the new paint available at their store, they now have on line ordering, and have hired employees that excel in various facets of the business last Thursday evening. Check out the new catalogue available in store. Last Thursday night at Home Hardware paint specialist Mandy Jarvis and Rick Brooks the sales consultant for Home Hardware B.C. of Beauti Tone paint gave out paint brushes with discounts attached. Door prizes were also given out.

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The Alberni Valley 4-H Clover Patch group were selling $5 bags of manure at Arrowvale Campground and Cottages on Saturday as part of the Seedy Saturday celebration there. If you missed out they will have extra bags on hand and also sell it by the truckload. If you want more than a few bags call 250-723-0554 or 250724-7177.

Robin Sturley of Cowichan Valley had her Edible Earth Seeds at Arrowvale and is seen here explaining the difference her heirloom garden seeds make to Sam Barwick.

Kym Dyler checks out the many different seeds there were to offer on Seedy Saturday at Arrowvale.

Chelsea Jansma, lovingly holds one of the chicks that was in the Arrowvale office on Saturday. Every Saturday there is always something great to see at Arrowvale.

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Shirley Cardinal and Noella LaCouvee look over the fruits of their labour. The ladies on behalf of their chapter Xi Chi of Beta Sigma Phi planted 120 daffodil bulbs around the sign at West Coast General Hospital; they purchased the bulbs from the Cancer Society.

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The Centennial Belles are putting on a fashion show featuring vintage bridal and other fashions from the 1920s to 1960s this Saturday, April 5 at Echo Centre. Two shows are available, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and only available in advance at Rollin Art Centre, Capelli’s, Metro City Clothing and Boutique Belles Amies. Fashions, refreshments and prizes are included in the ticket price.

Talk affects local philanthropist “My dream was that one day I could do something for the people left behind.” In Canada, he worked his way through school and in 2007 earned his MD from the University of Calgary. He moved to Comox with his family in 2012. Azer first visited Domiz in 2007 and last in 2012. He and his colleagues knew the language and the lay of the land and established aid infrastructure easily. Azer said he was struck by the sheer mass of humanity teeming in the camps. Domiz is home to more than 45,000 refugees. The camps are overcrowded and unsanitary. Diseases such as cholera and meningitis, which Azer rarely sees in Canada, thrive. “I remember the long lines of people, hundreds and hundreds of people, waiting to be treated every day,” Azer said. “I treated up to 80 patients a day, 75 per cent of them women and children.” After his last trip to Domiz, Azer thought

about what more he could do when he returned to Canada. He started the The International Society of Peace and Human Rights, and hatched the Medical Hope For Syria project. “I’ve seen many instances where individuals have made a difference. I know that one person can accomplish a lot,” he said. Azer’s presentation left a lasting

impression on Mayba. “It’s not just that he knew what he was talking about, but he spoke with such dignity and respect about the people in the camps who needed help,” Mayba said. “You were listening to someone who had been profoundly impacted by what he witnessed.” Syria might be 10,500 kilometres away from Port

Alberni but caring about other human beings needs should bridge the distance. “Caring for another human life should come before anything that might distance us from one another,” Azer said. “And if this crisis shifted here, then citizens would expect others to help, so of course we should care. This is the basis of humanity.” reporter@albernivalleynews.com

The Centennial Belles present two fashion shows at Echo Centre on Saturday, April 5 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The proceeds are going to help children with cancer: James Albrecht, Brett Wasylynuik and Carmen Steinbach and their families. Each $20 ticket includes tea, coffee, desserts, live and recorded music, slide show and surprise draws. Fashions from the roaring ’20s to the sexy ’60s and wedding attire from each decade will be

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The next art exhibit at the Rollin Art Centre will be something different, titled, Past, Present & Future, The Various Works of Shayne Lloyd. Lloyd will be showcasing his wide range of talents, including drawings, paintings and wood burning on furniture. Don’t miss this exciting exhibit which starts Friday, April 11 and runs until Thursday, May 8 at the Rollin Art Centre Gallery.

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Two companies with stores in the Alberni Valley have been named as Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2013. Quality Foods has received a rare platinum member designation for making this list for the sixth time in a row. Canadian Tire also made the list. Quality Foods was victorious in 2007 as they were selected from many applicants nationwide to win a prestigious place among

Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies. Fast forward six years to 2013, with the necessary requalification and Gold Standard award on the wall, QF founding partners Ken Schley and John Briuolo have stepped up to the podium one more time to accept the coveted Platinum Member designation. “The Platinum Member designation is important to our company for a number of reasons,” says Schley,

QF’s director of operations and founding partner. “For example, consider the sheer rarity of companies that share membership in this exclusive club, especially in our little part of the world on Vancouver Island. That’s a powerful statement for our front line people to share with our customers and business community.” Canadian Tire earned its designation in recognition of its high-performing culture

and innovative business strategy, according to a press release. “It’s a great honour to be recognized as one of Canada’s best managed companies,” said Doug Nathanson, chief human resources officer with Canadian Tire Corporation. The Best Managed Companies awards are part of a program sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post, Queen’s School of Business and Mackay CEO Forums.

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The tsunami monument will be installed this summer at the quay near the Starboard Grill restaurant. “We don’t have a specific date yet. It’s going to depend on getting the form and on coordinating work schedules,” Morton said. The monument will be similar in shape and composition to the one honouring merchant marines that sits at Harbour Quay. There will be text on it as well as a picture. “The monument is important because it’s a reminder that this kind of thing can happen, and it did happen here in 1964,” Morton said. “It was a three-and-a-half metre tsunami then and we’ve been told to expect a 20-metre one today.” The cost of the monument is being paid for out of money left in the 2012 Centennial fund which is administered by the Alberni Valley Museum and Heritage Commission, Morton said. Morton spent part of the day on Tuesday at Somass Mill looking for a frame of reference for the tsunami high water mark. He would like to mount a permanent sign depicting the high water mark at

‘The monument is important because it’s a reminder that this kind of thing can happen...’ – Jamie Morton the Harbour Quay clock tower, but there is some debate as to how high the water was at that point, he said. The 50th anniversary of the tsunami that washed through Alberni in 1964 created several conversations about a monument. “A lot of people asked us why there wasn’t a monument or a high water mark to commemorate the tsunami,” Morton said. “It just felt like there was something missing.” Port Alberni didn’t exist as we know it when the tsunami struck in 1964. “People forget that Port Alberni was still two separate communities then and the emergency response was as well coordinated as it would be today,” Morton said. “The tsunami contributed to the two communities amalgamating.” reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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~ 3 Bdrm/3Bath, Dbl. Garage Heritage Home! ~ Completely Updated Privatly set on .64 ACRE ~ RV/Boat Parking, Perennial Gardens, Ocean Views & MORE ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com MLS#371344

3101 McNaughton Ave.

MLS#371803

NEW

ING

LIST

$

659,900

BEST VALUE ON SPROAT LAKE

10185 Klitsa

~ Privately Set Walk-On Waterfront.. ~ 2 Lvl.2 Woodstoves, Deck, Hot Tub... ~ Multiple Carports, Gardens, Treed & More. ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com

2950 - 7th Ave.

NEW

ING

289,900

$

LIST

HAPPY BUYER & HAPPY SELLER! We Have Local & Out of Town BUYERS Anxious to Purchase Quality ACREAGES !

Call Chuck & Put Alberni’s HARDEST WORKING TEAM To Work For You !

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$

479,900

- Shows Like New 4 Bdrm / 2 Bath - 2600 sq.ft. Set on .38 City Acre Lot -Sun Rooms, Fruit Treesm RV Parking & MORE ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com

MLS#370089

4645 Montrose

MLS#371321

279,900

$

0

$5020.0

UP CLOSE VIEWS!

2670 – 2nd Ave. - Spectacular Views from 3 Bdrm/3 Level Home - Put in the Work; You’ll Be Pleasantly Surprised ! - Call Chuck About Assumable Mortgage... ~ MORE Photos & Audio-Visual at onepercentrealty.com

MLS#370617

579,900

324,900

$

~ Executive Chartwell 3 Bdrm/2 Bath RANCHER ~ Gourmet Kitchen, Gas FP, HRV & Much MORE ~ RV Parking, Remainder of 10 Yr. Warranty.. ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com

124,900

~ 3 Bdrm / 2 Bath w/ Mortgage Helper ~ Completely Renovated Set on 1/4 Acre ~ Gardens, Mins. to Lakes, Shopping & More ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com

$

ING LIST

IMPRESSIVE VIEWS/MORTGAGE HELPER

1031 Cantebury Pl. Qualicum

$

5537 Big Bear Ridge, Pleasant Valley

MLS#371186

NEW

QUALICUM BEACH RANCHER

7 Days! SOLD in h Chuck SAVING

BEAUTIFUL SETTING

MLS#363984

ACREAGE! ACREAGE!

6695 Grigg Rd. - Privately Set 7 Bdrm. 3 Bath & MORE - Fenced, Treed, w/Barn & LOW Taxes - Hobby Far/Home Business... Reno’s in Progress ~ MORE Photos & Audio-Visual at onepercentrealty.com

MLS#364956

299,900

$

209,900

$

MLS#366754

229,900

$

We are So Happy we Listed with Chuck & Louise. EXTRAORDINARY 21 ACRES

8000 Beaver Cr. Rd. ~ Beautifully Reno’d 3 Bdrm, 3 Bath Privately Set ~ Natural Setting, Organic Gardens, Newer Metal Roof & MORE ~ Walking Path to Bordering Stamp River ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com MLS#356934

ECHO AREA INVESTMENT

3993 Anderson Ave.

~ Lovely 3 Bdrm/2 Bath w/12x16 Deck ~ Self-Contained 1Bdrm. Inlaw Suite w/Luxury 5 Pce. Ensuite. ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com MLS#342811

119,900

$

NE

LIFE AT THE TOP!

302 – 5170 Angus St.

- Corner Unit/Top Flr. w/Amazing Ocean Views... - 2 Bdrm. N/G Fireplace, In-Suite Laundry... - New Roof 2010, Walk to Waterfront & Downtown ~ MORE Photos & Audio Visual at onepercentrealty.com

MLS#351056

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109,900

$

Superior Service from Beginning to End, Attention to Detail

BEAUTIFUL CHERRY CREEK

from the Write-Up to Negotiations.....

5466 Cherry Creek Road

If I Could Say Just One More Thing - All You Need To Do

- Architecturally Designed 3 Bdrm. 2 Bath - N/G Fireplace, 8’ In-Ground Pool...& MORE - Double Garage, Wkshop + Attached Single Garage ~ MORE Photos & Audio-Visual at onepercentrealty.com

is Step Back and Let Chuck & Louise Walk You Through Every Step of The Way...!  R. Bath

MLS#3700891

$

185,000

.29 ACRE CITY LOT!

SPECTACULAR HORNE LAKE

- Lg. Level City Building Lot w/Services - On Cul-de-Sac In Area of finer Homes - Walk to Schools, Mins. to Marina & Waterfront ~ MORE Photos & Audio-Visual at MLS#363019 onepercentrealty.com

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

5359 Otter Place

Lot 240 Sunset Terrace Horne Lake

PRICED WELL - WELL BUILT

5755 Brown Road

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

PORT ALBERNI’S ONE PERCENT REALTY

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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

8372 BLOEDEL DRIVE

ESCAPE TO PARADISE! $

,000 839

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

MYA BEACH ESTATES! $

10132 KYUNIM ROAD

,000 799

2-10010 LAKESHORE ROAD

SOLID COMMERCIAL BUILDING! ,000 $ 650

3186 3RD AVENUE

• 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

•Includes a reception area and lots of warehouse space downstairs •Great visibility, corner location and in a high traffic area

1.3 ACRES AT SPROAT LAKE!

TROPHY PROPERTY!

SPROAT LAKE LOT!

BRAND NEW $12,000 HEAT PUMP!

,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 $ 749

SUNSET POINT! ,000 $ 229

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! 00 GST 00+ 99,0 $ 269,9 $ 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

6434041

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

Astounding Lake and Mountain Views

GET ON THE LAKE THIS SUMMER! 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

,900 154

CHARACTER, CHARM, CURB APPEAL!! $

,000 214

3078 12TH AVENUE

RANCHER ON 0.60 OF AN ACRE! $

4822 DAVID STREET

•Three bedroom, one bath home in a perfect location •Wood floors, coved ceilings, fenced back yard & huge in house workshop

,900 299

5199 PINEO ROAD

• City living, Country setting, on greenbelt, creek runs along property •Many updates, private yard, double garage and detached shed

$

3743 MEARES DRIVE

$

7879 WARDROP ROAD

• 3 bedroom, 1 bath home is needing a new family to give it some TLC • On a no-thru quiet road, $25,000 septic system, oil tank & furnace 7 years young

NORTH PORT MORTGAGE HELPER!

OCEAN, CITY & MOUNTAIN VIEWS!

4498 LATHOM ROAD

• 3 bedroom charmer with self-contained 1 bedroom suite on separate meter • On the bus route and walking distance to elementary school & shopping

$

5262 G ARGYLE STREET

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

COMPLETELY RENOVATED RANCHER! ,000 $ 159

4209 NORTH PARK DRIVE

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

READY TO RETIRE? ,800 $ 239

11-3535 BURDE STREET

• 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, double garage, pet friendly, 55+ • Brand New Roof, Hot Water Tank & Perimeter Drains

NORTH PORT CUTIE! ,000 $ 189

4851 DAVID STREET

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

sproatlakehomes.ca

CENTRAL LOCATION! ,900 $ 129

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

SOUTH PORT CLASS! ,000 $ 319

4175 RAVENHILL AVENUE

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

3009 3RD AVENUE

2178 GIBSON ROAD

TOP OF ECHO, GREAT FAMILY HOME! ,900 $ 239

3706 MORTON STREET

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

7775 PACIFIC RIM HWY

,000 599

3406 3RD AVENUE

• Corner lot is centrally located in a commercial service area • High traffic exposure, start a new business or bring your ideas

447 BAMFIELD INLET

BAMFIELD WATERFRONT PROPERTY! ,000 $ 199

370 GRAPPLER INLET

• 1/4 acre of bare land ready for your recreational retreat • Approximately 300 feet of deep waterfront for your docks

POPULAR UPLANDS SUBDIVISION! 900 $ 79,

3583 SWORDFERN LANE

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

daveteam.ca

READY TO BUILD? $

GST 00+ 9 , 9 6

5250 ADAMS PLACE

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

CENTRAL LOCATION! $

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

MULTI USE LOCATION! ,000 $ 394

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

LARGE COMMERCIAL LOT! 000 $ 99,

READY TO BUILD? $

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

,000 199

• Just over 8,200 square foot corner lot • Prime downtown area with high vehicle and passenger traffic

,888 198

GREAT NEW PRICES! BE YOUR OWN BOSS! ,900 $ 189

COMMERCIAL LOT!

,800 204

• 3 bedrooms, two baths, cathedral entrance, vaulted ceilings • Detached garage, fully fenced, private yard, garden beds, new roofamenities

,900 $ 149

,000 297

FEELING THE LOVE?

HOME SWEET HOME! $

• 5 bedroom (3 on main, 2 down), 2 bath home • Detached garage, completely fenced and private

THE DAVE TEAM HAS A LOT FOR YOU!

00 59,9

CHERRY CREEK ACREAGE! $

4561 BUTE STREET

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

DUPLEX BUILDING LOT! 900 $ 69,

4626 MAITLAND STREET

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

PRIME BUILDING LOT! 900 $ 89,

5260 TEBO AVENUE

• Newer subdivision in a desirable Upper North Port location • Walking distance to elementary schools & Pacific Rim Shopping Centre

,900 164

DEBEAUX ROAD

• 5 plus acre lot just waiting your building plans • Near McLean Mill and within 5 minutes' drive to shopping

SPECTACULAR VIEW LOT! 900 $ 59,

2244 MALLORY DRIVE

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

WESTPORTE PLACE LOT! 900 $ 69,

5487 WOODLAND CRES. W

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

Personal Real Estate Corporation


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www.albernivalleynews.com A05

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

8372 BLOEDEL DRIVE

ESCAPE TO PARADISE! $

,000 839

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

MYA BEACH ESTATES! $

10132 KYUNIM ROAD

,000 799

2-10010 LAKESHORE ROAD

SOLID COMMERCIAL BUILDING! ,000 $ 650

3186 3RD AVENUE

• 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

•Includes a reception area and lots of warehouse space downstairs •Great visibility, corner location and in a high traffic area

1.3 ACRES AT SPROAT LAKE!

TROPHY PROPERTY!

SPROAT LAKE LOT!

BRAND NEW $12,000 HEAT PUMP!

,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 $ 749

SUNSET POINT! ,000 $ 229

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! 00 GST 00+ 99,0 $ 269,9 $ 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

6434041

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

Astounding Lake and Mountain Views

GET ON THE LAKE THIS SUMMER! 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

,900 154

CHARACTER, CHARM, CURB APPEAL!! $

,000 214

3078 12TH AVENUE

RANCHER ON 0.60 OF AN ACRE! $

4822 DAVID STREET

•Three bedroom, one bath home in a perfect location •Wood floors, coved ceilings, fenced back yard & huge in house workshop

,900 299

5199 PINEO ROAD

• City living, Country setting, on greenbelt, creek runs along property •Many updates, private yard, double garage and detached shed

$

3743 MEARES DRIVE

$

7879 WARDROP ROAD

• 3 bedroom, 1 bath home is needing a new family to give it some TLC • On a no-thru quiet road, $25,000 septic system, oil tank & furnace 7 years young

NORTH PORT MORTGAGE HELPER!

OCEAN, CITY & MOUNTAIN VIEWS!

4498 LATHOM ROAD

• 3 bedroom charmer with self-contained 1 bedroom suite on separate meter • On the bus route and walking distance to elementary school & shopping

$

5262 G ARGYLE STREET

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

COMPLETELY RENOVATED RANCHER! ,000 $ 159

4209 NORTH PARK DRIVE

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

READY TO RETIRE? ,800 $ 239

11-3535 BURDE STREET

• 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, double garage, pet friendly, 55+ • Brand New Roof, Hot Water Tank & Perimeter Drains

NORTH PORT CUTIE! ,000 $ 189

4851 DAVID STREET

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

sproatlakehomes.ca

CENTRAL LOCATION! ,900 $ 129

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

SOUTH PORT CLASS! ,000 $ 319

4175 RAVENHILL AVENUE

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

3009 3RD AVENUE

2178 GIBSON ROAD

TOP OF ECHO, GREAT FAMILY HOME! ,900 $ 239

3706 MORTON STREET

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

7775 PACIFIC RIM HWY

,000 599

3406 3RD AVENUE

• Corner lot is centrally located in a commercial service area • High traffic exposure, start a new business or bring your ideas

447 BAMFIELD INLET

BAMFIELD WATERFRONT PROPERTY! ,000 $ 199

370 GRAPPLER INLET

• 1/4 acre of bare land ready for your recreational retreat • Approximately 300 feet of deep waterfront for your docks

POPULAR UPLANDS SUBDIVISION! 900 $ 79,

3583 SWORDFERN LANE

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

daveteam.ca

READY TO BUILD? $

GST 00+ 9 , 9 6

5250 ADAMS PLACE

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

CENTRAL LOCATION! $

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

MULTI USE LOCATION! ,000 $ 394

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

LARGE COMMERCIAL LOT! 000 $ 99,

READY TO BUILD? $

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

,000 199

• Just over 8,200 square foot corner lot • Prime downtown area with high vehicle and passenger traffic

,888 198

GREAT NEW PRICES! BE YOUR OWN BOSS! ,900 $ 189

COMMERCIAL LOT!

,800 204

• 3 bedrooms, two baths, cathedral entrance, vaulted ceilings • Detached garage, fully fenced, private yard, garden beds, new roofamenities

,900 $ 149

,000 297

FEELING THE LOVE?

HOME SWEET HOME! $

• 5 bedroom (3 on main, 2 down), 2 bath home • Detached garage, completely fenced and private

THE DAVE TEAM HAS A LOT FOR YOU!

00 59,9

CHERRY CREEK ACREAGE! $

4561 BUTE STREET

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

DUPLEX BUILDING LOT! 900 $ 69,

4626 MAITLAND STREET

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

PRIME BUILDING LOT! 900 $ 89,

5260 TEBO AVENUE

• Newer subdivision in a desirable Upper North Port location • Walking distance to elementary schools & Pacific Rim Shopping Centre

,900 164

DEBEAUX ROAD

• 5 plus acre lot just waiting your building plans • Near McLean Mill and within 5 minutes' drive to shopping

SPECTACULAR VIEW LOT! 900 $ 59,

2244 MALLORY DRIVE

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

WESTPORTE PLACE LOT! 900 $ 69,

5487 WOODLAND CRES. W

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

Personal Real Estate Corporation


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OPEN HOUSE

Each Office is Independently Owned & Operated

4081 Johnston Rd

LANCE DOBOSZ

ldobosz@remax.net

Pat Hickey

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$179,900

• 3 Bed Rancher • Detached DoubleGarage/Shop • 66-150 Level Landscaped Yard • Back Alley Access

6434352

SATURDAY APRIL 5TH • 1–2 PM

Mid-Island Realty

250-723-1800 or 250-723-3853

unlicensed assistant

www.alberniproperties.com

• OPEN HOUSE TOUR • with Lance SATURDAY from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 10:00 - 11:00

0

11:15 - 12:15

Reduced $30,000!!

,00 259

$

Video tour available

$

4630 Strathern Street • Warm 4 bed 2 bath family home • fenced yard & detached garage • close to park and schools.

12:30 - 1:30

00 29,0

Junior Achievement is recruiting volunteers from the business community to help deliver JA’s business education programs at Alberni District Secondary School on Friday, May 23, 2014. Curriculum and training is provided.

Reduced

3219 6th Avenue • 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths. 2 separate suites, fenced yard • Garage and alley access • Income of over 2000 per mo. • Priced well below assessment for quick sale

Share Your Love For Business With Our Kids!

0

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2:00 - 3:00 NEW PRICE!

$1

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Sign up at www.jabc.org/volunteer Or contact gail.stroud@jabc.org Tel: (250) 510-7671

Reduced

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

9

,99

4 $27

3925 6th Avenue • 4 bdrms, 1 bath, lots of character • Central location, • Walking distance to recreation facilities

0

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00

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$27

NEW LISTING

GIFT WITH PURCHASE

00

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$15

WITH $30 PURCHASE OF SHISEIDO PRODUCTS

SOLD BY LANCE! 3570 China Creek Rd • Lg updated family home w/suite • Quiet neighbourhood • Walk to schools, trails, owner motivated

se . ea mo r Lper o F 0 0 $4

5038 Argyle Street

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

0

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$84

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

se . ea mo r Lper o F 0 5 $6

5066 Argyle Street

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

00

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$19

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

ase

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

00

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$12

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

Lot 5 Helby Island

• Private lot in the heart of the Barkley Sound • Your very own parcel of the Deer Group of Islands across from Bamfield

4239 8th Avenue

4817 Swanson Street

• 2 bedroom, 1 bath rancher • Bonus suited cabin

00

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$44

142 Cia Rock Road

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

00

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e! New Pric

7875 Beaver Creek Road

• Nestled in clean & quiet Barklay Estates • Acreage • Panoramic views of the Beaufort • 3 bed 2 bath townhouse range • Steps from new highschool • Large country family home • New roof and siding!

3717 10th Avenue • 250.723-7387 OPEN 7DAYS A WEEK • 8 AM - 10 PM

6417126

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

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8720 STIRLING ARM DRIVE $

0 ,00 9 6 8

SPROAT LAKE BEAUTY • 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom 1760 sq ft rancher • In floor heating, 9’ ceilings • 3 car garage, 100’ of beach, 1.55 acres

3572 MCKNIGHT

0 ,00 NG $ 649 LISTI NEW

5250 DARNLEY

NO EXPENSE SPARED IN COLLEGE ESTATES

000 , 5 $ 59

• 4 beds, 5 baths and over 3200 sq ft, built in 2013 • Granite, marble, hardwood, extravagant lighting • RV parking & detached shop, all the bells and whistles

5984 MARGOT

900 , 4 $ 54

SOPHISTICATED ELEGANCE

OPE HOUSN E

3588 SWORDFERN

QUAINT & CHARMING RANCHER

• 3 beds, 2 bath, 1,568 sq. ft. built in 2011 • Granite counter tops, maple cabinets & floors • 9’ & 11’ ceilings, heat pump, surround sound, fenced yard

OPEN HOUSE SAT APRIL 5 12:30-1:30 PM 4463 8TH AVENUE

000 , 8 $ 17

• 3 beds, 3 baths, 2,726 sq. ft. open floor plan • Fir floors, main level living and so much more • 1 acre, pool, hot tub, detached garage

2600 BURDE STREET

000 , 5 $ 48

WELL BUILT HOME

OPE HOUSN E

3547 MCKNIGHT STREET

BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME

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

• 3 beds, 2 bath, 3,289 sq. ft., open floor plan • Granite, Cherry wood floors, heated tile • Grand entrance, waterfall feature and so much more!

000 , 9 $ 35

DELIGHTFUL CURB APPEAL

2220 - 11TH AVENUE

000 , 7 $ 22

OPE HOUSN E

SOUTH PORT 2 STOREY HOME

• 3 beds, 1 bath, 2,250 sq. ft. • Updated kitchen, granite counters • Stylish new bath w/ heated tile floor • Lots of room in basement to develop

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PERFECT RANCHER WITH BONUS ROOM

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• 3 bed, 2 bath • 2220 sq. ft. • College Estates • Open floor plan, HW floors • Granite counter tops, 3 entertaining rooms • 9’ ceilings

2895 HIGHMOOR ROAD $

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OPEN HOUSE SAT APRIL 5 11 AM-12 PM

UNIQUE PROPERTY • 5 sep titled lots • .65 of an acre • R2 zoned • Updated mobile, det. shop • Water & power to lower lot

4217 8TH AVENUE

000 , 9 $ 12

• 3 beds, 2 bath, 1,944 sq. ft. • Newer windows and hot water tank • Centrally located, detached garage

BARCLAY ESTATES TOWNHOUSE • 2 bed, 2 bath townhouse; updated with new windows • No rentals, 1 pet under 20lbs allowed with strata approval

OPEN HOUSE SAT APRIL 5 2:30-3:30 PM LOT 34 ARVAY ROAD

900 , 9 9

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

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

Craig Filipchuk

250-720-6220

craigfili@shaw.ca • www.coastrealty.com

✦ OPEN HOUSES ✦ APRIL 2, 3, 4 THURS 12 - 2 FRI 12 - 2, SAT 10 - 12

SUNDAY APR. 6 11:30 - 1:30

SATURDAY APR. 5 12:30 - 2:30

Craig Filipchuk & Jim Robertson

$350,000

$240,000 each 3908 Marpole Street

$59,000 16-4935 Broughton Street

5694 Mersey Road

SL#1 & 2

FABULOUS LOCATION

3 OVER HEIGHT CARPORTS

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

• Double wide mobile, 55+ park • 2 large bedrooms, 3 pce ensuite • Large yard, carport and RV space

• Well cared for 2,200 square foot home • Three bedroom, two bath, heat pump • .95 of an acre, 1,900 square shop

t n a Vac Lot

Craig Filipchuk & Joe VanBergen

$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

$335,000 - 6696 Beaver Creek Road

$229,000 - 5535 Woodland Crescent E.

$229,000 - 7833 Wardrop Road

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

COUNTRY LIVING Half acre 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Full basement

TOP OF THE TOWN! Over .3 acre view lot in location of fine homes Fully serviced and ready to build Fantastic view of city, harbour and mountains

COUNTRY SPLIT LEVEL HOME Updated 3 bedroom 2 bath 1.14 acres plus outbuildings In law suite separate entrances

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

$260,000 - 432 Pachena Road

$299,000 - 14 Headquarters Bay

BAMFIELD ACREAGE 6.06 acres Possible subdividable Harbour view

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

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

BEST LOCATION-BEST NEW PRICE

NEW PRICE

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

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES

$12.75 sq ft - #9 - 3751 10th Ave.

$79,500 - 4844 Strathern Street

High traffic location, Commercial zoning 1100 square feet

Central location, Good rental income In need of some TLC

NEW LISTING

6437359

NEW LISTING

$346,900 - 7171 Beaver Creek Road WELL CARED FOR HOME Newer 1600 square foot modular home Heated and wired shop, double carport Private 2 acres of cleared propert

LEASE $12.75 sq.ft. #8-3749 10th Ave. WELL ESTABLISHED SHOPPING CENTRE • High foot and vehicle traffic • C2 Zoning allows wide range business uses • Building waiting for your business

$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

$399,000 4356 Gertrude Street COMMERCIAL BUILDING LOT • High visibility location • Approx 2/3rds of an acre

Craig Filipchuk & Joe VanBergen


Alberni Valley News, April 03, 2014