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A 1912 Port Alberni trophy has been discovered at a garage sale, but no one knows what it’s for.


Alex Spencer, left, and Bill Andrews have a mystery on their hands: a 1912 Port Alberni challenge trophy that was discovered at a garage sale in Keremeos, B.C. earlier this year.

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Alberni-Pacific Rim MLA Scott Fraser put pressure on Minister of Transportation Todd Stone during a session the legislature last week for alternate access to Port Alberni than Highway 4. Fraser said with major initiatives in the works for the deep-sea port, a second access to the Alberni Valley has become even more critical. Stone said he “shares the member’s excitement for the potential that exists with that port”, and added that Alberni Valley community groups should “stay tuned” for details relating to the upcoming Vancouver Island transportation strategy. The Island transportation plan will be part of the BC Liberal government’s 10-year transportation vision, Stone added.

Chowder garners more awards

Starboard Grill owner and chef Brad DeClercq continues to collect awards for his candied salmon chowder. DeClercq won both the people’s choice and judges’ choice awards at the Pacific Rim Chowder Chow Down in Ucluelet during the Pacific Rim Whale Fest in March.

Snowbirds head west for spring

The Snowbirds aerial demonstration team and the CF-18 air demonstration squadrons will return to 19 Wing Comox for their annual spring training on Thursday, April 17 and fly until May 7. The CF-18 will arrive in Comox on April 24. Both teams will practice twice a day, varying in times and location depending on location and weather. The CF-18 will not fly on Sundays, according to a 19 Wing press release. The demos will be visible from around 19 Wing Comox. No information was given on a public show, as the teams have provided in the past.



Aaron Colyn of Twin City Brewing hopes to turn his home-brewing hobby into a small craft brewery in Port Alberni.

City buzzed over craft brewery TWIN CITY: | Alberni man crowdfunds for small-scale brewery. SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Port Alberni resident Aaron Colyn is hoping to turn his hobby of making home-brewed beer into a successful small craft brewery. And he has med school to thank for it. Colyn was enrolled in Vancouver Island University, on track to attend medical school when he took a course on the microbiology of fermentation. And what better examples of fermentation but beer and wine? “It was basically a class on how beer is made,” says Colyn. When the class was finished he set up his own home-brewing system, and that set the course for his future.

‘We chose to launch the Facebook page before starting the fundraising campaign to generate some buzz and I think it’s been met with a lot of intrigue.’

project, for now. “I would love to go into (brewing) full time; anything close to brewing to learn more about it,” he said. Colyn frequented the Longwood Brew Pub in Nanaimo, where brewmasters were only too happy to explain the finer points of craft brewing. Colyn has already created several of his own recipes, including Hop Mess IPA featured in his promotional video. Others include a blond, an IPA, Belgian witbier, dunkelweizen and pumpkin spice. He makes his experimental brews five gallons at a time. The all-grain brewing system he would like to purchase with his crowdfunding monies is a 62-litre electric brewing system.

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“Instead of going to med school I ended up buying a whole bunch of home brewing equipment.” Now he’s getting serious about craft beer. Last Friday Colyn put up a Facebook site for Twin City Brewing, and within hours had almost 500 likes. By the end of the first day of his crowdfunding campaign, which started Monday, Colyn had already raised 11 per cent of his total. “I had no idea the response would be so immediate,” he said. “We chose to launch

the Facebook page before starting the fundraising campaign to generate some buzz and I think it’s been met with a lot of intrigue.” He has 60 days in which to raise $6,800 to cover the costs of a small-scale, all-grain brewing system. It is the first step in his business plan of opening a craft brewery in Port Alberni. Colyn graduated from VIU in 2012 and has been working steadily in Nanaimo. He plans to keep his full-time job while starting his brewery

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The municipal election isn’t until November, but a pair of Alberni Valley citizens are already campaigning for spots on Port Alberni city council. Denis Sauve and Seva Dhaliwal have organized their DENIS campaigns, SAUVE established social media sites and continue to attend council meetings to keep apprised of local issues. Sauve retired from the Port Alberni RCMP on Jan. 18, after nearly three decades of serving various comSEVA munities. DHALIWAL He declined his final move with the RCMP, deciding he wants to stay in Port Alberni. Now he wants to serve his community with a seat on city council. “This has been in the works since I arrived in Port Alberni 10 years ago,” Sauve said. “It’s always been a wish. I’ve worked general duty policing, VIP, UN duties; I’ve done everything I wished to do by serving my community or serving my country.” Sauve will focus on financial issues and seniors’ care among other issues for his platform. Continued / A9


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Mystery remains over sporting trophy WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS


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general meeting of the Alberni Athletic Association. “No one knew that it existed or even knew what it was,” he said. “We all thought it was important though so we gave the go-ahead to try and get it.” Spencer contacted an intermediary for the seller and told him the association was willing to pay the $850 price tag and bring the trophy back to Port Alberni. “Then they upped the price by $500,” he said. An anonymous donor helped the society buy the trophy. Athletic association member Bill Andrews volunteered to drive to Penticton to repatriate the piece of history from a precious metal dealer. “I thought about it all the way up there and it was quite something when I first saw it and read the inscription,” Andrews, 75, said. “Every once in awhile on the way back I’d take it out of

the box then just look at it in wonder.” The cup is back in Port Alberni physically, but little is known about it. “I showed it around to some old timers in town and they don’t even know much about it,” Spencer said. “A lot of them weren’t even around yet when the cup was made (1912).” Few clues about the trophy’s provenance can be found on the cup itself. The cup was a “challenge trophy” gifted to the Port Alberni Athletic Association by the Alberni Land Company in July 1912. Alex Spencer, 80, doesn’t remember the cup itself and never saw it while growing up in Port Alberni. But he does remember the association and the era it came from. “It comes from the time when Port Alberni used to be two different towns,” Alex Spencer said. “The

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silver trophy denoting a bygone era in the Alberni Valley has been rescued from a garage sale in Keremeos and repatriated back to Port Alberni. Alberni Athletic Association president Larry Spencer gave a glimpse of the trophy on Tuesday. The trophy stands approximately one foot high. Scrawled in ornate letters are the words “Challenge Trophy. The gift of the Alberni Land Company to the Port Alberni Athletic Association. July 1912”. “It’s a good feeling knowing that we were able to return a bit of the Valley’s history back here,” Spencer said. “And it’s 100 years old and in mint condition.” The mystery of the trophy began on Valentine’s Day this year. Spencer was on vacation when he received an e-mail from Port Alberni City Manager Ken Watson about the matter. “He said that someone had been in touch with the mayor about it, saying that they bought this trophy at a garage sale in Keremeos,” Spencer said. “It was on the verge of being sold and melted down.” When Spencer returned to Port Alberni he raised the matter at the annual

Port Alberni Athletic Association was the association for the guys over in Port Alberni. The Alberni Athletic Association was for the Alberni guys.” There used to be a clear social distinction between people from the two towns, Andrews said. “The dividing line was Roger Creek. It was like a demilitarized zone,” he said. “I’m kidding. There was a rivalry but it was a friendly one.” The Port Alberni Athletic Association used to be located at what is now the city hall property on Argyle Street, Alex Spencer said. The trophy likely had to do with competitions between the two associations in basketball, soccer or badminton. “We had the Athletics and they had their own team—the Port Alberni Cubs,” Alex Spencer said. “We had a rivalry with the Cubs and used to beat them, pretty regularly too.” The Port Alberni Athletic Association Hall burned down sometime in the late 1930s or 1940s. It was never rebuilt, and its members and joined the Alberni Athletic Association, Alex Spencer said. The Alberni Valley Museum wanted to acquiring the piece but couldn’t because it has no acquisition budget, director Jamie Morton said. Continued/ A26

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No surplus? No problem SD70: | District escapes new funding model. WAWMEESH G. HAMILTON ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

A new Ministry of Education capital project funding guideline isn’t expected to have an immediate impact in School District 70. According to the MOE, school districts will be required to ante up 50 per cent of the cost of future capital projects and seismic upgrades, and will be expected to do so out of their cash surplus funds. The policy change stems from a 2010, Auditor General report which noted that there is too much cash in public sector agencies like school districts than is needed for operational purposes. In the subsequent 2014 provincial

budget, the Ministry of Finance launched the ‘Cash Management Strategy’ which requires school districts to help underwrite the cost of capital projects. The plan won’t affect school operating grants. “It will save taxpayer money by reducing government borrowing for capital projects,” a MOE spokesperson said. Funds already earmarked by school districts for other projects won’t be affected. And provincial funding for capital projects in districts without significant cash surpluses will remain unchanged, the spokesperson added. The ministry will evaluate future capital projects on a caseby-case basis with school districts, the spokesperson said. The policy won’t have an immediate effect

in School District 70, superintendent Cam Pinkerton said, because the district doesn’t have a cash surplus. The district only has one capital project, the Ucluelet Elementary and Secondary schools replacement. But it was already on the books and therefore won’t be affected, Pinkerton said. “We have a letter about this from the ministry and they’ve indicated that they’re only looking at school districts that have surpluses,” he said. School districts dipping into surplus funds to ante up for capital and seismic work raises broad fundamental questions, said Teresa Rezansoff, president of the BC School Trustees Association. The first question involves how the ministry is treating the term “surplus”. According to

Rezansoff, districts incur surpluses for various reasons. They may have received funds at the end of the year prior to closing their books and before earmarking the funds. They could be saving for future projects. Or they could be trying to pay unfunded liabilities that arise, she said. “Redirecting surpluses to pay for capital projects will negatively impact district initiatives,” Rezansoff said. The new policy undermines school boards by hindering their budget management and long-term planning processes. “To have local governments now come in and question local spending decisions is very troublesome,” she said. “It feels like an interference with our role as elected decision makers.”


Sherri Cook presents Alberni Athletic Hall president Larry Spencer with a donation of $2,885 the family raised for the elevator project.

Three generations of the Cook family have competed in various sports at the Alberni Athletic Hall. Now they have given back to the hall that has rewarded them with so many memories. The family raised $2,885 for the elevator fund through a raffle. Sherri Cook said attending a potlatch at the hall demonstrated to her how important the elevator will be to future events. “None of the elders could go up higher; they were stuck on the floor.” The new elevator will officially open on Monday.

Microbrewery garners interest in city “Many breweries use a similar small-scale system to test recipes and new styles of beer before ramping up to a full-size batch. We want to start with a top-notch small-scale system and show the people of Port Alberni that we have what it takes to bring high quality, hand-crafted ales and lagers to the Valley.” Once he puts the

new system in place he can start perfecting recipes, but he will be a long way from opening a craft brewery. And he won’t be allowed to sell or distribute the small batches of brew. The licensing process for alcohol manufacturing is onerous. Colyn is still working on his business plan and looking into location, zoning and licensing

requirements. “There are a lot of steps involved,” he said. Meanwhile, his online fundraising campaign can be found on the online crowdfunding website “The focus of our campaign on social media and through the fundraising process is to identify the public’s interest, while keeping them involved every step

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Doctor Kofi Affram is the new pediatrician at West Coast General Hospital.

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Port Alberni city council got a formal introduction to the Valley’s newest pediatrician. West Coast General Hospital site administrator Ellen Brown introduced Doctor Kofi Affram to mayor and council at their March 24 meeting. The married father of three joins Dr. Chris McCollister and Dr. Rhiannon Hughes in the hospital’s pediatric department. “This is still all very new to me. This is very special. I’ve never had this before,” said Affram

after being presented with a gift from councillors. Affram worked as a doctor in London, England, as well as in Ghana prior to coming to Port Alberni. A friend of local doctor Kennedy Fadey, Affram was familiar with Port Alberni before he arrived. He’d expressed an interest in moving to Canada and had incentive to work in Port Alberni, Brown said. “We’re happy that he wanted to work in Canada. We were lucky to get him and are happy to have him,” Brown said.


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he Hupacasath First Nation is headed back to court to try and keep the federal government from ratifying the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion Protection Act (FIPPA). Tribal officials filed an appeal with the Federal Court of Appeals and expected the Crown to file by March 17. “This is an incredibly important case for First Nations. FIPPA could have serious impacts on our rights, title and resources,” Hupacasath spokesperson Brenda Sayers said. The tribe is appealing for two reasons, Sayers said. One, that Chief Justice Paul S. Crampton didn’t fully comprehend the impact FIPPA would have on the Hupacasath’s right to self-government. And


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Candidates already campaign for council He has been vocal during the public periods of council meetings, especially when councillors voted in their own raises. “I wasn’t for it,” he said. “Our taxes at that time were hovering at five per’s not that they’re not deserving; the fact is it wasn’t the right time. A lot of us are facing cutbacks.” Sauve said council is in need of some innovation if the city is to progress. “We came back the last election that we wanted something new and we wanted to get rid of the oldschool politics. Was it right? It doesn’t really matter. We do need experience on council; but we need fresh ideas.” This is Dhaliwal’s second time running for city council; she also ran in 2011 but failed to gain a seat. Jobs and agriculture are two important things that Dhaliwal is campaigning for in 2014. On her Facebook site, she advocates attracting different postsecondary education opportunities for Port Alberni, such as a satellite campus for the B.C. Institute of Technology (BCIT) here in Port Alberni. She is in favour of the port authority’s proposed trans-

shipment hub and LNG export facility, as she feels these projects would create jobs in the region. The Alberni Valley is a fertile agricultural region, and ag-based endeavours should be supported, she said. Dhaliwal would like to see a cannery built here, and said the area would be ideal to grow mustard plants. The municipal election is slated for Nov. 15.


Brenda Sayers and Hupacasath First Nation Chief Councillor Steven Tatoosh are appealing a FIPPA court decision.

two, that the court set the bar too high when setting the legal test that would determine when the duty to consult with First Nations is triggered. The definition of resource extraction is very different under Canadian domestic and international laws. “No court has ever ruled on when and how the Canadian government

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something that greatly troubles Sayers. In Hupacasath territory, the fallout could arise if the tribe didn’t want resources extracted from a sacred tribal site. If China had an interest in a logging company that wanted to log a tribal sacred site the tribe would oppose it. Under terms of the agreement China could then sue Canada for loss of revenue. The case puts Canada and foreign companies on notice that First Nations rights and title better be respected, Hupacasath Chief Councillor Steven Tatoosh said. “We don’t want Chinese companies having more rights than individual Hupacasath citizens in our own territory,” he said.

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ICF’s future looks bleak Digital wave is just beginning in B.C. We believe many, if not all, members of the Island Corridor Foundation’s board of directors have genuine, positive intentions when it comes to re-starting rail service on Vancouver Island. Which is why the contrived, back-patting, no-news conference they staged Wednesday in Nanaimo is troubling. Who, exactly, did they think they were going to fool? Why, exactly, would they stage such an event with no real progress to report? Earlier this week in Nanaimo, Parksville Coun. Marc Lefebvre introduced a motion to the Regional District of Nanaimo’s board of directors expressing nonconfidence in the ICF and calling for a task force to re-examine how, or if, rail could be re-started on Vancouver Island. This is not a good development for the ICF and its CEO Graham Bruce. Regional district funding (about $900,000) is contingent upon a return of passenger rail service to where it was before it was shut down due to safety reasons. Wednesday’s no-news conference shed absolutely zero light on that contingency. So, if it was the ICF’s or Bruce’s plan to save that funding through the announcement of a supposed “tentative agreement” neither party (Southern Railway and VIA) would confirm, they failed. We believe a functioning railway to move freight and passengers would be a boost to Vancouver Island’s tourism potential and economy. Some may see it as a romantic, foolish notion, but we see it as an important cog in the Island’s future economy. It would be more reassuring if we felt the ICF had a handle on these matters and wasn’t trying to play political games. — Parksville-Qualicum Beach News



ICTORIA – Have you got one of the new B.C. driver’s licences yet? By now most drivers have the one with the unsmiling black and white mug shot, to conform to passport standards so it could be used for border identification with the magnetic swipe strip on the back. About one million of us now have the newest version, with a credit-card style digital chip that proves your residence and eligibility for our famously “free” medical care. The motor vehicle office started issuing them about a year ago, as five-year licences expire. They replace the old “CareCard” that has no expiry date. Over the years there were more than nine million CareCards issued, twice the population of B.C., as people held onto their access to our defenseless,

overworked medical system from wherever they moved to. Positive identification is only the start for this card. Each will be assigned a password that gives access to online medical records, so when patients show up at an ER, their eligibility is confirmed and any previous conditions or medications are accurately matched. (Note that medical information is not stored on the card, just an access code that goes with the password.) Patients will be able to call up their own files at home, book medical appointments and even renew prescriptions, which is where the efficiency comes in. In-person visits for routine prescription renewals are a cash cow for today’s doctors, generating guaranteed billings but often little or no health benefit. Most people will

still think of it as a driver’s licence, but it’s intended as an allpurpose government ID. If you don’t drive, you are spared the $75 licence renewal fee, and within a couple of years the cards will start providing online access to a wide range of government services. Andrew Wilkinson, minister of technology, innovation and citizens’ services, says a public consultation has shown most people are comfortable using a system they already trust for their banking. By the end of 2015, Wilkinson says about two million people will have the new cards, roughly half of B.C.’s population. Application forms converted to online access will include student loans, birth, death and marriage certificates, voter registration and even criminal record checks.

‘By the end of 2015...about two million people will have the new cards.’

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

All this will be costly to set up, but the savings from having customers do their own data entry are well known, as any banker or supermarket owner can tell you. “You can understand that if you’re in the vital statistics office and this can all be done from places like Telegraph Creek and Horsefly remotely, that actually saves them a lot of money,” Wilkinson said. “There will be conversion of existing services where you have to go into an office and wait around and fill out forms. Those will be converted to online services.” It also means a decline in the number of government office jobs, and the potential for further outsourcing of services, as we have seen with Medical Services Plan administration and the back-office functions of BC Hydro. Some older readers won’t be thrilled to hear about this. They don’t want a “smart phone,” just a phone.

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But they will also see their greatgrandchildren becoming adept with tablet computers before they can even speak. Seniors will get the hang of it pretty quickly, and their lives will become easier. • A correction to last week’s column on the Agricultural Land Commission. I erroneously said

regional panel members were appointed from outside the region. They are local residents, and the new legislation formalizes a cabinet appointment process for them. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc E-mail: A11 A11

Mailbag: It’s all about common sense Money Sense makes sense To the Editor,

The Money Sense rankings which place Port Alberni as a very poor place in which to live are essentially correct and focus on our high unemployment, high crime rate, and low household income. Yet our “leaders” specialize in reality avoidance. One comment, for example, is that the new high school is “one of the best” in Canada despite the facts that it’s ugly, too small, and that some of its facilities are inadequate. The writer then goes on to refer to our “modern, full-facility hospital” which isn’t full facility and is too small. Where’s the advocacy to increase the acute-care beds to 60 at WCGH? Certainly not from the chamber of commerce, which limps on in an aging community that has at least 50 vacant stores south of Dunbar Street. As regards the idiocy of an LNG plant here, the facts are that both Prince Rupert and Kitimat are two shipping days closer to Asia and that the costs of building new pipelines from

northeast B.C. to here are prohibitive. There’s an outside chance that the transshipment hub down the inlet may become a reality. As regards Canal Beach, why spend almost $500,000 to put a walkway on the pilings there? There’s no view and no real purpose. A pile driving company will remove the pilings for free. Money would be better spent on acquiring the Esso property beside Harbour Quay, which has a lovely little beach from which you can swim and an area which could be grassed over. The facts are that we’ve lost about 6,000 high-paying jobs in the forest industry alone (now just over 300 employed at the paper mill which once had 1,500, for example), and there will be no economic renaissance here. The good old days are gone. Yet city council has raised our taxes by more than 50 per cent in the last five years (compounding included) and handed out absurd pay increases in a severely depressed economy. Richard Berg, Port Alberni

Worst place to live? Nonsense To the Editor,

In radio’s Golden Age, Art Linkletter’s show : “Kids Say The Darndest Things” was a favourite worldwide; apparently some of those cute motormouthed kids grew up to be editors. Imagine, I scribbled a humorous parody lampooning our prime minister’s attempts to play Beatles songs, only for an editor to reject it for having “too many references to hate”. If that was not the darndest and most incredulous thing heard in a long time, then it would be bettered by “MoneySense”. That magazine’s editor inconceivably ranked Port Alberni as 201st in a list of the 201 most liveable municipalities in Canada. Obviously he/ she had never had the pleasure of a visit to West Coast General Hospital, as I did recently. I was concerned about having a delicate procedure in an unmentionable cavity in my nether region. However, several marvellous people took care of me at the ultramodern full-service facility.

I’m so grateful for the expertise of surgeon Dr. Vijayanayagam coupled with the kindness of operating room nurse Rita, all under the friendly and watchful eye of anesthesiologist Dr. Rozwadowski; then into the recovery room for constant care from nurses Sue, Cindy, and the Jolly Welsh Giant Daniel. Residents of Port Alberni must lift their heads high to have such a wonderful hospital with such magnificent people in their community, and Parksvillians must be very grateful it is only a short drive away. The errant editor who oversaw that darndest and most incredulous survey should rename the magazine “NonSense”. Bernie Smith, Parksville

ICF going down wrong track To the Editor,

Counting on Via Rail to provide any kind of passenger service here on Vancouver Island is like trying to hitch up some dinosaurs to a plow. Never again will we be able to make a good business case for heavy rail transport on

the island. As to passenger service the idea of using the Budd cars is unworkable: they are too old and too expensive to maintain and so will be broken down most of the time. Via rail is not able to move far enough from their “train” thinking to even consider the idea of the light rapid transit needed to make passenger service possible and economically feasible. We need to move people quickly, efficiently and on schedules that will make sense. Couple that with the addition of courier services and light freight and the passenger portion of the business becomes the gravy after the expenses are met. Technology has come a long way in the last decade, we can have solar powered pop up LED crossing barriers that won’t be damaged even if driven over, cameras at crossings that activate when the train is a half kilometre out. All of this must be considered in order to have a speedy, efficient and useful service. I don’t think Via Rail can do it.

Alan MacKinnon,


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The end of our journey through Lent is rapidly approaching. On Palm Sunday, we walk with Jesus into Jerusalem, the city where crowds welcomed him on the Sabbath by spreading palm branches under his feet, and where he was executed by the week’s end. For some the journey has been successful - the goals set on Ash Wednesday have been accomplished and personal or spiritual goals have been accomplished. For many life got in the way - your progress was completely disrupted because of some major event in your life (death, marriage, illness, work, etc.) . Change comes at you … don’t despair, or get frustrated … take that change and make it a part of your plan - it might be part of God’s plan for you all along.

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◆ HOSPICE TRAINING starts April 12 and runs until May 31 for those interested in providing comfort and quality to individuals and families at end of life. FMI: Theresa, 250-723-4478.


Join photographer Norm Silverstone as he shows you some of the features of digital cameras and how to use them to get better pictures. 4:30–5:30 p.m. at the library, 4255 Wallace St. in Echo Centre. Register at 250-723-9511.

WED. APRIL 16 ◆ ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the AV Craft Fair, 7 p.m. at Alberni Athletic Hall board room. FMI: Brenda at 250-7206711. ◆ DAD’S NIGHT OUT free swimming at Echo pool. From 6:30-8 p.m. ◆ SPECIAL MUSIC music of Lent and Easter. An organ concert of seasonal music, with David Cox on Trinity Church’s Allen organ. Time: 7 p.m. At Trinity Church 4766 Angus St. Admission by donation.


Adrienne Mason reads from her book, Long Beach Wild: a Celebration of People and Place on Canada’s Rugged Western Shore. At the Alberni Valley Museum. Starts: 7 p.m.

SAT. APR. 19 ◆ EASTER BUNNY EXPRESS from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Glenwood Centre. Enjoy Easter crafts, games and more. Even an activity centre for toddlers. Tix: $3.50 per child, available at Echo Centre; adult admission by food donation.


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Impala leaps impressively to the top contemporary style favoured by The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is the many competitors. Its lines actubest domestic sedan ever, really? ally lean closer towards classy, That was the question front of rather than sporty. mind when I heard such a boast Let’s open the driver’s door. As its from a General Motors execuoutward appearance suggests, tive recently. Well, he’s paid to it is roomy inside with Business say that, I thought, but then he Class legroom in the rear! And the backed up the assertion with business class theme continues something that surprised me more. After spending a with the use of quality materials throughout. The hypercritical Consumer ReControls are logically placed ports organization had just given week in an Impala, I have to admit it and easy to operate with one the full-size sedan a 95-point score: No other domestic car had softened my cynicism exception. The standard infotainment system, which features an ever topped the sedans ratings to the point of almost eight-inch touch screen, is not in 20 years of rating cars by buying the hype. nearly as intuitive as I would like. bothsegment and style. And, just I would need to spend an hour to offer a bit more perspective to Keith Morgan with the manual to get it to perthis remarkable score: the fourform for me. The reason I don’t door was just behind the expendo that ahead of time is because I want to test sive Tesla Model S ultra-luxury hatchback with these systems against my iPad/iPod. Apple is 99 points and the BMW 1 Series coupe at 97. the benchmark. Get over it, guys! Mimic Apple After spending a week in an Impala, I have rather than try to reinvent the wheel and come to admit it softened my cynicism to the point up with a pale imitation. There’s a nifty secuof almost buying the hype. Explanation of my rity feature offered though that I must praise. continued reservations to follow. The screen emerges from the dash, revealing It wouldn’t take much imagination for designers a small storage bin that can be secured with a to turn out a more handsome Impala than its four-digit code. predecessor. But this long-looking car manages Let’s roll. The tester was equipped with a to look sharp and streamlined but not so overly 3.6-litre V6 DI with FlexFuel capability, including aggressive in stance, which is more often the



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variable valve timing, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The two base engines available are a solid 2.4-litre four-cylinder and a 2.5 version, both of which are likely adequate for commuter use. I headed straight for Highway One and it positively purred along the long, clear stretches open to the daytime driver. Great acceleration in take-off and passing with limited lean and sway when cornering at speed. Back in urban madness, it offered a good view of fast encroaching vehicles from side streets and the rear. I mention this because I expected the sleek window profiles might hinder views, especially to the rear. Hence, it was also not as much of a beast to park at the supermarket as I had feared. Light steering also assisted in that manouevre. On the urban performance front, the transmission took the annoyance out of stop-go traffic. Have to think it was gulping gas though in smoothing out the urban trek. The Impala with the V6 starts at $32,945 (around $3,000 more than the 4-cylinder-equipped versions) but the test car options, which included rear park assist, rear vision camera, collision and lane departure alerts, premium audio, sunroof, added another $7,000. It will compete with the Dodge Charger and Ford Taurus domestically and a host of imports. Now to my reservations: the fuel economy for the V6 is 11.1/6.9L 100km (city/highway) and while that is not bad for a large car, it’s not the best in its segment. The four-cylinder eco version is impressive at 8.7/5.8L 100km (city/ highway). That said,I don’t think fuel economy will be a deal breaker for most people. My continued reservations really boil down to reliability. It’s a brand new car and we should wait a couple or three years before anointing this car as the best domestic sedan ever. That caution should not stop you from taking one for a spin.


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gave him all the wrong answers. And, I didn’t tell him the camper was way too heavy for the truck to be safe. He also asked for a vehicle history report. I pulled the CarProof report out. I mean, I had nothing to hide. He asked me what “rebuilt*” meant. I told him that, because of the small accident, the transmission needed to be rebuilt. Oh, but I’d altered the sections detailing the amount of damage. Judging from his English skills, I’m sure he didn’t understand the difference. At least he was trying. He got an “A” for effort. I hope he figures out that the truck and camper would be unsafe on the road when he gets it fully loaded with passengers, fuel and gear. Good thing I have my “no returns” policy! Yes, I know what you’re all thinking. This is the lowest of the low. But you have to understand. I was slightly manic about this whole thing. At this point, I would do anything to make a sale and get myself another wallet full of cash.

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For 2014, all Fiesta models get a minor facelift with a new front grille and headlights. The ST is easy to spot because of the black honeycomb grille with an ST badge, bigger alloy wheels, a rear spoiler hanging over the rear window, a bigger rear air diffuser with twin exhaust tips and blacked out trim around the windows. The base ST at $24,999 comes very well equipped and is ready to cause some trouble.


The first thing that pops right out on the ST interior are the two heavily bolstered Recaro sports seats. These are not meant for big people, you just won’t fit. They are snug and supportive but lack some simple, yet important adjustments. The front of the seat sits much higher than the back so your backside is very low with your knees pointing up. This produces a sporty feel initially but on longer trips, the lack of adjustment prevents the driver from being able to stretch their legs. The dash has been updated to include a MyFord Touch screen for radio, phone, navigation and climate

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this weekend as your partner. When you come into the clubhouse on Sunday morning you will pay your $10 then choose a number out of a hat and the corresponding Pro will be your partner. Your net score and his score added together is where you finish. The usual Charity closest to the pin as well as the other closest to the pin.

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Alberni medals at Nationals

The Alberni Valley Wrestling Club brought home four medals from the 2014 Cadet/ Juvenile National Championships in Guelph, Ontario. Alberni also placed third in the team standings in Juvenile Men’s Greco Roman Championships. Grade 12 wrestlers Jesse and Jordan Wagner capped off their high school wrestling careers with medal winning performances at the meet. Jesse won the bronze medal in the 54 kilogram Juvenile Men’s Division. Jesse’s only loss came from multiple national champion Phillip Le from Ontario in the semi-final. He took bronze medal after pinning his opponent in the semi-final. Jordan finished fourth in the Juvenile Men’s 58 kilogram weight class in the freestyle tournament. Jordan was beaten by returning champ


Alberni’s Jesse Wagner, standing far right, earned a bronze medal at the National Wrestling championship in Guelph, Ontario.

Nathan Galan, but scored two wins against other opponents to take the bronze. Jesse also won silver in the Greco Roman event at the tournament at the event. “Greco Roman is a style of wrestling where you cannot attack or touch

the legs below the waist,” coach James Messenger said. In the gold medal final Jesse took an early lead but fell behind after getting penalized for a rule violation. “We don’t wrestle Greco much in our program but our wrestlers wanted to give it a

after sustaining a concussion in a preliminary match. Badovinac had just been cleared to wrestle after missing the majority of the season after sustaining a knee injury that required surgery. “Nolan has faced a lot of adversity this season. He worked hard to rehab his knee and did everything he could to be prepared,” Cross said. “When you are talking about something as serious as a concussion we were not willing to take the risk.” The Nationals brings an end to the Alberni club’s competitive season. The club’s focus now turns to active rest for athletes and fundraising for events next year. “Kids at this age will be better athletes if they do multiple sports,” Messenger said. “A break from the mats is a good thing but I don’t just want them sitting on the couch.”

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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 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:

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We sure lucked out with golf today, it had called for rain but we had sunshine. In nine hole ladies play, low handicap group, LaDonna Knutson won low gross for the second week in a row, congratulations LaDonna. Kathy Stolth took the low net while Sharon Hillman won the lowest putts. In the high handicap group, Louise Berlinski had a good day taking both low gross and low net. Lauralee Edgell won the lowest putts. LaDonna had a par and Lauralee Edgell and Kath Stolth both had chip ins. In the 18 hole ladies division, Carol Bouchard won the low gross with a 93. Barb Sheare won the low net. For the closest to the pins on the


second shot (K P’s) Carol Bouchard won on hole No. 2 and Barb Sheare won on No. 17. Barb Sheare challenged Kathy White for the pin and Sheare won, Patsy Gauthier will challenge Sheare next week. Ladies golf actually started last Tuesday but it was rained out. Last week, we had a 45 minute frost delay. You have to love the Alberni Valley, never predictable. Nine hole ladies Low Handicap group: Low gross went to LaDonna Knutson Low net was won by Carol Jaworski Low putts was won by Marie Swain High Handicap group: Low gross and low putts went Kath Stolth Low net was won by Nancy Blair Lorraine Wilson had a par. We had three new members.



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try,” commented Alberni Coach James Messenger. “Jesse rose to the challenge and had some fun with the upper body moves.” Jordan won a silver medal in the Greco Roman division. He dominated his opponents in his preliminary matches. In the final, he took an early lead but got caught in a turn that allowed his opponent to earn the win. Alberni wrestler Michel Kurucz wrestled her way to a silver medal in the 56 kilogram division in Greco Roman. The tournament was the first time females competed in the style of wrestling. Known for her upper body throws, Michel’s wrestling style fit well with Greco. The trip to Guelph was not without disappointment for Alberni. Two time national champion Nolan Badovinac was forced to withdraw from the tournament

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By Ursula and Cristina Calderon West Coast author Jacqueline Windh translates stories from the last remaining pureblood Yagan person in Patagonia, Cristina Calderon. The Yagan, or Yamana, of Patagonia are the southernmost indigenous people in the world. They are also the most endangered indigenous people, says noted author Jacqueline Windh. Hai Kur Mamasu Chis (I want to tell you a story) is a collection of tales from the last remaining speaker of the Yagan language. Windh translated the book into English. The Yagan were a canoe-going people, with traditional territory in the cold and turbulent waters south of Tierra del Fuego and the islands southward all the way to Cape Horn. Windh has prepared a slide show and reading of some of the stories from the book for Monday, April 14, 8 p.m. at Char’s Landing on Argyle Street (doors open at 7 p.m.). Other readings will take place in Nanaimo (Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m. in the Harbourfront Library) and Tofino (Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m. at Darwin’s Cafe). Published by: Ediciones Pix, Ukika, Chile List price: $18

Stop by the Rollin Art Centre starting April 11 for our next Art exhibit, featuring Shayne Lloyd, titled, Past, Present & Future, The Various Works of Shayne Lloyd. Shayne will be showcasing his wide range of talents, including drawings, paintings and wood burning on furniture. Don’t miss this exciting exhibit which starts April 11~May 8th at the Rollin Art Centre Gallery. Come and meet Shayne at his artist reception, Saturday, April 19 from 1-3 p.m. in the gallery. Join us for refreshments.

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music, with David Cox on Trinity Church’s Allen organ. Time: 7 p.m. on April 16. Place: Trinity Church 4766 Angus Street at 5th Avenue. Admission by donation. Contact: David Cox, 250-7238362.

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celebrate Mother’s Day than to attend the final Timbre! concert of the season which is entitled “The Peacemakers”. The concert will be held Sunday, May 11 at 2:30 p.m. at the ADSS Theatre on Roger Street. Don’t hesitate to buy your tickets early as many people were disappointed when they couldn’t

purchase a ticket to the Christmas concert, which was sold out two weeks before the performance. Timbre! gratefully acknowledges the support from the staff of the ticket outlets which include Rollin Art Centre, Echo Centre and Salmonberry’s. Tickets are now available at these

Portal Players dramatic Society presents the next performance at the Capitol Theatre. Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean tickets are now on sale at the Rollin Art Centre and box office. This performance will run from May 1–17. Tickets: Adults: $15 and Seniors/Students $13 in advance.

Choir rocks the country The Barkley Sounds Community Choir presents their annual spring concert, Sunday April 27 at 2:30 p.m. at ADSS Theatre. Tickets are $10 in advance and

available at Rollin Art Centre, Blue Fish Gallery and Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Art Rave seeks new artists

Alberni Art Rave has an opportunity for artists to showcase their work. This year’s 11-day show is to be held in Port Alberni’s historic train station. This year’s show revolves around Henry David Thoreau’s quotation “What would human life be without forests, those natural cities”. Artists will design a project/art piece that depicts their creative reaction to the quote. FMI: visit our Facebook page; Alberni Art Rave, or e-mail Alberniartrave2014@ Melissa Martin is the Rollin arts administrator.

A cappella at Char’s April 11 Sarah Elizabeth & Doug Koyama perform a cappella at Char’s Landing on Friday, April 11 from 8–10 p.m. Elizabeth’s songs drift from the humorous to the heartbreaking. Sometimes there’s a ukulele thrown in the mix, and on occasion a glockenspiel. Koyama’s a cappella improvised with a loop pedal is compelling. Advance tickets are $10 at Gayle’s Fashions & Rollin Art Centre (drop-ins add $3). FMI: 250-730-1636.


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Suddenly and tragically on the morning of April 6, 2014, Zakk was taken from his family and friends. Born December 7th, 1991 in Port Alberni, BC, Zakk was predeceased by his two grandfathers, Richard Coss and Maurice Blake and is survived by his loving parents, mother Kimberly Blake and father Reese Coss; brothers Neil (Lora) Ward, Dallas (Cara) Ward, his extended brothers Ben (Stephanie) Rollheiser, Andrew Rollheiser and Nolan Ward, extended sister Tammy Ward and long-time companion Brittney Olsen, nephews Maddux and Jayce, niece Layla, Gramma Jone, Gramma Mary and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Zakk graduated from A.D.S.S. and worked at Fairway Market and was currently employed at 2K Forestry in Alberni; he loved bushwork, always sharing the scenery he was fortunate enough to be a part of. Early in his life Zakk enjoyed volunteer work, usually with his mother. He was a WW 11 buff and became a printed author at 12 years of age, writing a poem about Remembrance Day. He loved politics and had a genuine interest in Olympic history; his biggest love would turn out to be music and fortunately lifelong friends shared that same love, which would evolve into “North By Nature”. Zakk leaves behind in “North By Nature” his music brothers Ryan Adhira, Mike Story and Nick Vance. A Celebration of Zakk’s life will be held on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 – 1:00 PM at the Italian Center – 4065 Sixth Avenue, Port Alberni. Food and refreshments will be served. In lieu of flowers, donations in Zakk’s name may be made to the A.D.S.S. Music Department. Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting

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GIDEON’S INTERNATIONAL FUNDRAISING DINNER for SCRIPTURES FOR BRAZIL Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Top left: Paulette Nichelle sang at the Gideon dinner at the Best Western Barclay Hotel banquet room on Wednesday April 3. Top right: Guest speaker for the evening was Craig Hussey of Global Development Outreach. Bottom left: Pastors of many denominations were called to the front and presented with a New Testament Bible from the Gideons.

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Cherie Williams and Anne Noel of Scotiabank present Port Alberni Rotary Club president Ken Watson with a cheque for $5,000, matching funds raised at Rotary’s annual dinner dance in February. The funds raised will support breakfast programs in Alberni Valley schools. Teresa Bird photo

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Company played both sides From/ A6 Morton didn’t know about the trophy or its history, but he did know about the agency that bequeathed it to the Port Alberni Athletic Association. After the establishment of Indian reserves, the Alberni Land Company owned title to land in the city under the provincial land system of the time, Morton said. The company

evolved out of the Anderson Company which owned a mill that closed in 1865. “The company held onto the land afterward, speculating that the Valley would grow,” Morton said. The company subdivided the town into Alberni first in 1880 then Port Alberni later in the early 1900s. Alberni was an agricultural area and service centre. When Port Alberni was established it had

the waterfront, mills, and railway. “The talk then was that it was better and there was more going on there but it never really worked,” he said. The trophy was likely a booster tool for the Alberni Land Company as a way to enmesh themselves with the population, but also to foster a sense of competitiveness between the two communities, Morton

said. “The ironic thing is that they owned the lands in both communities,” he added. Back at the new Alberni Athletic Hall, the cup will remain tucked away for now but there are future plans for it, Larry Spencer said. “We hope to have it enshrined at the athletic hall at some point.”

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New Menu - Smaller Portions Available

New Hours - Mon-Sat 11am-Late, Closed Sunday

Experience the Sweet Life... The Good Life... Dolce Vita Style! Enjoy!

4505 Gertrude St.

Barclay Hotel



4277 Stamp Ave. 250-724-7171

Donair Plate Meals 6438195

Takeout & Delivery Available

4539 Gertrude St.


Puddle Ducks PUB 4833 Johnston Rd 250-724-5794


Experience the Sweet Life... The Good Life... Dolce Vita Style! Enjoy!

Mon-Sat 11:30am-Sun 4pm Takeout & Delivery Available

4505 Gertrude St.




Serving the best

BUFFET Every Friday Night 5-9 PM $

Fish & Chips


at the Harbor Quay for over

Live Music 9:30 PM

Blue Marlin Inn

5022 Johnston Road • 250-723-5663

20 years


We have a NEW MENU! New smaller portions available Dinner entrees include choice of soup or salad Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials Drink specials every evening in the Lounge

Schnit Faced Saturday 3 different choices of schnitzels

$13.95 Free Delivery Debit at the Door Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 - Alberni Valley News

Alberni District Co-op Serving the Alberni Valley since 1928

Alberni District Co-Op Board of Directors are pleased to announce we gave back 5.36¢ per Litre on your 2013 purchases.


$963,644 TO ITS MEMBERS. Returned Returned Returned Returned

$843,120 $737,688 $621,598 $536,979

2012 2011 2010 2009


getting your share? Equity Cheques mailed out by May 31, 2014.

4885 Beaver Creek Road 250-723-2831 OR 4006 Johnston Road 250-724-0008

6433836 Toll Free 24 hrs.

4213 Princess Rd.

1-888-723-1800 1-250-723-1800

Corner of Ian & Johnston




Professional Realtors To Serve




Thursday, April 10 6:00-7:30 pm Friday April 11 6:00-7:30pm April 15, 16, 17 6:00-7:30pm 3908 Marpole $240,000 each

Saturday, April 12 9:30-11:00am 2874 6th Avenue $177,900

SL#1 & SL#2 • New construction • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Half duplex in upper North Port

CHARACTER FAMILY HOME • 4/5 Bedrooms, 2 bath • Full basement, lots of parking • Private back yard

Saturday, April 12 11:00-12:00pm Eleanor Coffey in attendance 5054 Cherry Creek $199,900

Saturday, April 12 11:00-12:00pm 4833 Helen St $169,900

Saturday, April 12 11:00-12:00pm $199,000 4270 Ballson St

GREAT LOCATION • 4 Bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 fireplaces • Spacious family home w/alley access • Partially finished detached garage

LIKE BRAND NEW! • North Port 2 bedroom rancher • Completely redone, lots of updates • Walking distance to all amenities





NORTH PORT RANCHER • Covered R.V. parking • Quiet area • Natural gas heating & replace

Craig Filipchuk

Gary Gray

Sonja Sutton

Chris & Alease Arcus

Chris & Alease Arcus

Saturday, April 12 11:30-1:00pm 3056 7th Avenue $249,900

Saturday, April 12 12:00-1:00pm 3919 Neill St $179,900

Saturday, April 12 12:15-1:15pm Eleanor Coffey in attendance 4353 Virginia Rd $225,000

Saturday, April 12 12:15-1:15pm #204 5262 Argyle St Address $149,900 Price

Saturday, April 12 12:15-1:15pm 2974 6th Ave $227,000

NORTH PORT RANCHER • 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, great location • Garage with workshop/carport, newer roof • Quick possession, move in ready

TRENDY HEADER LIVING • 2Information bed, 2 bath • hardwood Information floors • gorgeous Information views

IMMACULATE FAMILY HOME! • 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom • Custom kitchen • Updated throughout


HERITAGE HOME • Large kitchen, dining and living rooms • 5 bedrooms, 2 baths • Updated electrical, plumbing and heating




WHAT A VIEW • Inlaid oak floors & fireplace • 3 Bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • 80’x125’ view lot

Gary Gray

The Fenton Team

Sonja Sutton

Chris &Realtor Alease Arcus

Saturday, April 12 1:30-2:30pm 2741 5th Ave $139,000

Saturday, April 12 1:30-2:30pm $219,000 2672 12th Ave

Saturday, April 12 1:30-2:30pm #115-5555 Grandview Rd $79,999

Saturday, April 12 1:30-2:30pm 5010 Cherry Creek Rd Address $378,800 Price

Saturday, April 12 3956 7th Ave

CHARACTER W/UPDATES • New roof • Updated bathroom • Hardwood Floors

COMPLETELY REDONE RANCHER • Large lot • Custom kitchen w/granite counters • New plumbing, electrical,insulation, roof & thermal windows

55+ QUIET RETIRED LIVING • 3 bedrooms, 1 bath • Deck, plenty of space • Pets welcome • Fenced yard

DEVELOPMENT HEADER POTENTIAL • Very Information high profile location • Information 0.46 acre corner lot • Information Solid 3,000 sq. ft. building

GET INTO THE MARKET! • 3 bedrooms • New roof, windows and oil tank • Great starter home or investment

Chris & Alease Arcus

Chris & Alease Arcus

Kat Dwolinsky

The Fenton RealtorTeam

Chris & Alease Arcus 3:00-4:00pm $134,900

Kat Dwolinsky


Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 - Alberni Valley News

Coast Realty

People. Above all.

Group 3088 3rd Avenue

$1800 per month

2747 5th Ave


2733 5th Ave


3148 Sweet Avenue


New Listings • Ground floor commercial office space • Approximately 2400 square feet • Air conditioned

Gary Gray 67 – 10325 Lakeshore


SPROAT LAKE LIVING • 3 bed, 1 bath mobile with 1060 sq ft • Private gated lake access • Well maintained with ample parking

2220 14th Avenue

• 3 bedroom rancher • newer roof • fruit trees

Maureen Mackenzie 2895 Highmoor Road


32 Headquarter Bay


HIGH QUALITY TRIPLEX • Upper North Alberni • Three 2 bedroom units • Rented at $2,350/month

3572 McKnight St

Chris & Alease Arcus

115 – 5555 Grandview Rd


4172 Clegg Cres N

2607 7th Ave

ARGYLE ESTATES SUBDIVISION • Large corner lot • Underground services • Close to natural walking trails Gary Gray


A TOUCH OF CLASS • 3 bedroom & full bathroom • Newer roof & furnace • Beautiful corner lot


5592 Woodland Crescent East

Gary Gray


The Fenton Team $295,000

• Immaculate, newer 3 bedroom rancher • Covered back patio, fenced yard • Heatpump

The Fenton Team

Lot Cape Beale Trail

WEST COAST ACREAGE • 6 acre proposed lot • Second growth forest • Moorage & store nearby

The Fenton Team

MODERN HOME • Quality built in 1994 • 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • Open concept floor plan

The Fenton Team


Chris & Alease Arcus

Kat Dwolinsky

RECREATIONAL OCEANFRONT • 5 acre forested lot • 150’ of oceanfront • Gated development

Maureen Mackenzie

LEVEL BUILDING LOT • Services to Lot • 46 X 125 • Across from park

• 2 bedroom 2 bath modular home • One owner home with RV parking and sheds • 55+ park, pets allowed

Dell Mconnell

5 SEPT. TITLED LOTS – R2 ZONED • 2 beds, 1 bath mobile with 1042 sq ft • Updates incl. roof, windows & furnace • Det. shop, .65 of an acre, dog kennel

3817 Morgan N Cres


LEVEL BUILDING LOT • Services to lot • 44 X 125 • Across from Park

9221 Central Lake Rd


OH WHAT A VIEW! • Panoramic mountain views • 14.3 acre property • 32’ x 24’ two storey shop The Fenton Team


NO EXPENSE SPARED IN COLLEGE ESTATES • 4 beds, 5 baths, 3231 sq ft • Marble, granite, hardwood, stone • All the bells & whistles & det. shop

The Fenton Team

Maureen Mackenzie







Rent our portable restrooms and ease up the congestion in your home or save your septic tank. Call us about our new rates

Tel: 250-724-5112 • 1-800-563-6004

Septic Tank Treatment

• Every 2 to 3 years, have your septic tank emptied • Make sure you use activators (we have a supply of them) • Now is the perfect time to have this done


4715 Roger Street, Port Alberni, B.C.

Alberni Valley News - Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 B3

Coast Realty

People. Above all.

Group 8673 Faber Rd


380 Cape Beale Trail


33-4935 Broughton


4844 Strathern Street


Residential PRISTINE SPROAT LAKE • Beautiful lakefront property • 2,590 sq.ft. of quality materials • 4 bedrooms & 3 bathroom The Fenton Team $97,000

COUNTRY ACREAGE • 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom • 1 acre lot Kat Dwolinsky $109,900

Alease or Chris Arcus

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

2688 Anderson Ave


HANDY MAN SPECIAL • 2 bdrm,1 bath Fixer-Upper • Ideal starter or rental on level lot. • Close to city transit, schools, shopping, etc. Dell McConnell

STARTER/ INVESTMENT PROPERTY • Thermal windows • Close to all amenities • Hardwood floors

5203 Gertrude St.

WELL CARED FOR 55+ PARK • 2 bdrm mobile • Walking distance to Pacific Rim Centre and casino

Chris Fenton & Joe Van Bergen

8600 Bland Road

4534 Lathom Rd

WEST COAST RETREAT • 4 cabins, duplex, caretaker cabin • 160’ of oceanfront with docks • Over 4,250 sq.ft. of living area


15-5558 Beaver Creek Rd

10-4110 Kendall Ave


#3- 4110 Kendall Ave


Dena Wickman

3772 6th Ave.


INCOME PRODUCER • Good tenant in place • 2 bedroom, 1 bath • Updated roof, windows

AMAZING VIEWS • Updated throughout • Half basement • Quiet neighborhood Alease or Chris Arcus

4217 8th Avenue


Dell McConnell

Joe Van Bergen $129,000

Craig Filipchuk

ECHO ESTATES • 3 bedrm, 2 bath 1134 sq ft. • Close to city trans, parks, recreation & schools. • Move right in w/ fresh paint, new carpet on main.

TOWNHOME • 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom • Wood floors • Cat and family friendly Dena Wickman

• 2 bdrm extensively updated mobile • 55+ park • bonus sunroom

2465 Hilton Ave

Dena Wickman

77-5558 Beaver Creek Rd


LIKE NEW • 2012 one owner home • Sits on a 44” crawl space • Great location in Creek’s Edge

BARCLAY ESTATES • 2 bdrm 2 bath updated townhouse, new windows • No rentals, 1 pet under 20 lbs. allowed with strata approval Maureen Mackenzie

104-2825 3rd Ave.

102-5170 Angus St


WALK-OUT CONDO • 2 bedrooms & full bathroom • Open concept w/ gas fireplace • Parking & storage unit included The Fenton Team 5535 Broadway Blvd.


LOCATION! LOCATION! • Beautiful, private fenced yard • Covered carport • 3 bedrooms

The Fenton Team $129,000

INCOME PRODUCER • Central location • Low maintenance yard

Chris & Alease Arcus $129,900

THE GOOD LIFE • Two bedroom condo • Spacious and well cared for • Gas fireplace & balcony The Fenton Team

Call McLean & Higgins when you buy a new home! • Hot water tanks supplied and installed with an 8 year warranty • Professional kitchen and bathroom renovations • Drain cleaning and camera inspections

‘Our families working with your families since 1948’ 6440 Walker Road • 250-724-4488

(2011 LTD.)


Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 - Alberni Valley News

Coast Realty

People. Above all.

Group Lot 21 Gilbert Plc.


4934 Locke Rd W


LARGE LOT • Redford Estates Subdivision • .23 acre corner lot • Water and mountain views

SWEET LOCATION • Central rural location • 3 Bedrooms and full bathroom • Updated septic and furnace

Kat Dwolinsky 5223 Gertrude Street


2868 3rd Avenue

NEWER KITCHEN & ROOF • 2 bedroom, 1 bath, move in ready • Hardwood floors, spacious rooms • Wheelchair access, fenced back yard

The Fenton Team $155,900


3571 Veldham


4318 Dunbar St.



#4-5131 Gertrude St.

CHERRY CREEK • 3 bedroom, 1 bath rancher •.43 of an acre, low taxes • Carport/shop, close to town

Sonja Sutton $159,900

2640 - 3rd Avenue

NICE HOME • Renovated 3 bedroom rancher • Hickory kitchen with island • 200 amp electrical panel

Sonja Sutton $169,000

4463 8th Avenue

Dena Wickman $178,000

3704 - 5th Ave





CAREFREE LIVING • 3 storey, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse • clean and spacious • private backyard garden

RETIREMENT LIVING • Kitsuksis Manor • 900 sq.ft rancher • 2 bedroom & full bathroom

Gary Gray

SL 1&2 2541 4th Ave

INCOME PROPERTY • 3 bedroom suite up/ 1 down • Shared laundry • $1300 month total rents

The Fenton Team $192,000 ea.

2479 10th Ave.

WELL BUILT HOME • 3bdrm 2 bath 1944 sq. ft. • Newer windows and hot water tank • Centrally located, detached garage

Alease or Chris Arcus $194,900

4073 Kendall Ave.

Maureen Mackenzie


2780 7th Avenue




NEW CONSTRUCTION DUPLEX • Income producing $28,000 $30,000 potential • Strata duplexes, in-law suite

3805 China Creek Rd



UPDATED 3 BDRM HOME • New roof, thermal windows • Move in ready • Detached garage and RV parking


5054 Cherry Creek Rd.

3142 McNaughton

Pat & Gerry Hickey $214,900

2658 Anderson Ave.



Gary Gray $219,000




IMMACULATE CHARACTER HOME • Three bedroom, two bathrooms • Coved ceilings, fir floors • Updated electrical and plumbing systems

• 3 bdrm full basement family home • 2 baths; 2 gas fireplaces • Newer roof, f/a gas furnace • Separate garage, fenced back yard

Dena Wickman $205,000


Lukh Saran



Craig Filipchuk

CLEAN AND SPACIOUS • Updated 5 bedroom • 2 bedroom in law suite

4639 10th Ave.


GREAT LOCATION • 4 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 fireplaces • Spacious family home w/alley access • Partially finished detached garage Sonja Sutton


4353 Virginia Road





INHERENT ATTRACTION • Sits beautifully on large lot • Heat pump & newer roof • Wired 26’ x 23’ workshop The Fenton Team


OWNER WANTS HOUSE SOLD NOW! • Listed below assessed value. • 4 bedrms, 3 bath family home • Choice residential neighbourhood. Dell McConnell

SOLID HOME • 3 bdrm 2 bath home, spacious kitchen • Newer roof, all thermal windows • New carpet & some lighting fixtures Kat Dwolinsky

FAMILY HOME W/SHOP • 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom home • Detached shop • Quiet neighborhood Chris & Alease Arcus

NORTH PORT RANCHER • 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, great location • Garage with workshop/carport, newer roof • Quick possession, move in ready Sonja Sutton


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Alberni Valley News - Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 B5

Coast Realty

People. Above all.

Group 2220 11th Ave


SOUTH PORT 2 STOREY • 3 beds, 1 bath, 2250 sq ft • Updated kitchen, granite & S/S/appliances • Stylish new bath with heated tile floor Maureen Mackenzie 6064 Renton Rd. South


BEAUTIFUL CHERRY CREEK CHARMER • 3 bedroom, 1.5 baths • .88 acre, no thru rd, 24x24 wired shop • New kitchen, bathrooms, new windows Sonja Sutton 4612 North Cres.


COUNTRY LIVING • Half acre • 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms • Full basement Craig Filipchuk 2171 Anderson Ave.


Jim Robertson




Sonja Sutton $238,800

UPSCALE PATIO HOME • large open living space • two bedrooms, two baths • quality finish throughout

3192 12th Avenue

3180 7th Avenue

• 4 bedrooms, 4 bathroom, basement home • Detached garage, alley access, workshop • Solarium, new roof, fenced yard, vaulted ceilings • Stroll to the Harbour Quay for great shopping

Gary Gray $285,000


Joe VanBergen & Craig Filipchuk

STYLISH QUALITY • 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms • Lovingly maintained & updated • Heat pump & vinyl windows

#8 4951 Burke Road

5535 Woodland Cres. E.

BEST LOCATION - BEST NEW PRICE • Multi-unit building site • Space for shop or pool • Green belt for privacy

The Fenton Team

IN-LAW SUITE • 3 beds, updated features throughout • Separate wired 22X31 ft. garage with 2 piece bath

3743 Bishop Cres

7833 Wardrop Rd.


PERFECT NORTH PORT RANCHER • 3 Bedroom + den, 1.5 Bath rancher • Family room, large deck, FP with insert, fully fenced • Back yard, rv parking, two storage sheds

• Professional 24’ x 45’ shop on leg lot, central loc. • 2+1 bedrm, den, 2 bath, 1-1/2 storey , full bsmt. • Hardwood,Elect. furnace, Heat Pump/AC

Sonja Sutton

Dell McConnell


2586 2nd Avenue

4566 Beale St


HOME SUITE HOME • 5 bdrm, 3 bath home, single car garage • 1 bedroom in-law suite • Renovated throughout...too much to list Sonja Sutton 2428 7th Avenue


SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME • large great room and kitchen • four bedrooms, two baths • full finished basement

3731 Argyle St

MUST SEE! • 3 bedrm, 2 bath on main, rear covered deck. • 2 fireplaces, lrg. rumpus/fam rm. & den down • Laminate, thermal vinyl windows.

Gary Gray $244,900

3908 Dunsmuir


Dell McConnell $249,900

6200 Malabar Road


CANAL VIEW • Custom designed 3 bdrm & den • Full basement, detached garage off alley

TIMELESS CHARACTER • Private up North Port on No Thru Street • 3 bdrm, 2 bath with attached carport • 15’ x 24’ detached shop with high ceiling

PROVEN HOBBY FARM • 3 bedroom rancher on 2 acres • Large living room with efficient wood burning FP • Detached workshop and outbuildings

W. Earl Engstrom

W. Earl Engstrom

Gary Gray

4151 Steede Avenue


HOME WITH A VIEW • 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, custom built • Great location, outstanding views • Heat pump Gary Gray

6321 Ferguson Road


AMAZING CEDAR HOME • 1,100 sqft cedar log home • Beautiful 1.66 fertile acres • Lovingly restored The Fenton Team

2159 Rita Road


MILLION DOLLAR VIEW • 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom rancher • Double detached shop • Fully fenced yard Alease or Chris Arcus

Brad Smith



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Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 - Alberni Valley News

Coast Realty

People. Above all.

Group 2595/2593 2nd Ave.


SIDE BY SIDE DUPLEX • Completely renovated, like new • Both sides 1820 sq.ft. • 2 bedrooms, new kit., 4 pce. bath W. Earl Engstrom 3935 Port Alberni Hwy


Sonja Sutton

BEAUTIFUL LIVING • 3 +1 bedroom, 3 bathrooms • 2 fireplaces, 2 decks, vaulted cedar ceiling • Spacious & open fl oor plan

5607 Kitsuksis Street



ACREAGE WITH CHARACTER! • Original character throughout • 2 Acres • Private setting

Maureen Mackenzie $529,000

CHERRY CREEK ACREAGE • Built in 2008 • 5 bed, 3 bath • 1.98 Acres Alease or Chris Arcus

2541-4th Ave.

3619 12th Ave

EXECUTIVE HOME • Oak floors & gas fireplaces • 2225 quality sq.ft. • Walk out in-law suite

2556 2nd Ave.

7171 Beaver Creek Rd

Lot B Leslie Ave.


4771 Leslie Ave.


SOPHISTICATED ELEGANCE • 3 beds, 2 baths 3289 sq. ft. open plan • Granite, Cherry wood fl oors, heated tile • Grand entrance, waterfall feature & much more


GRAND CHARACTER HOME • Heritage home on 80x120 view lot • 3 bdrms, 3 baths, lg master w/ensuite • Oak kit. w/nook & lg patio off nook W. Earl Engstrom


3547 McKnight St


Pat Hickey

Maureen Mackenzie $550,000

6 PLEX *4-2 Bedroom Units *2-1 bedroom units

5250 Darnley Rd


MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS! • 5 bdrm + den 3 bath • Updated Character style home • Lots of parking

5694 Mersey Road


3 OVER HEIGHT CARPORTS • Well cared for 2200 square foot home • Three bedroom two bath,heat pump • .95 of an acre,1900 square shop Craig Filipchuk & Jim Robertson

PERFECT RANCHER W/BONUS ROOM • 3 beds, 2 baths, 2,220 sq ft • Gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops • 3 entertaining rooms, College Estates

5371 Falls St.

2661 2nd Ave

Kat Dwolinsky

BEYOND COMPARE • Brand new under construction 1 plus 3 bdrm • Two story spacious family home • Main level entry/open living concept

Craig Filipchuk

Maureen Mackenzie

W. Earl Engstrom

Craig Filipchuk


NOW is $328,000

LOTS OF TREES & PRIVATE • 6 plex on a park like RM2 Zoned lot • Lots of trees, very private • 4-2 bedroom units & 2-1 bedroom units

COUNTRY ACRAGE • Imaculate 1600 square foot modular home • heated and wired shop

SL#1 & 2 • Duplex new construction • Trades considered or lease to own • Good income producer

5984 Margot


The Fenton Team

Alease or Chris Arcus

• 3 bed, 2 bath, 1568 sq ft • Built in 2011, heat pump • Granite counter tops, wood fl oors

6435 Cypress Blvd


Pat & Gerry Hickey

QUALITY BUILT FAMILY HOME • 3 bedroom plus den, 2.5 baths • 1 bedroom cottage • Great office location

3588 Swordfern

3503 Frank Street

2600 Burde St.


CUSTOM FAMILY HOME • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathroom • Over 4700 sq.ft, .45 acre in the city • Trade potential, Partially finished bsmt Maureen Mackenzie


DELIGHTFUL HOME ON 1 ACRE • 3 beds, 3 bath, 2,726 sq ft • Quality fi nishes throughout • 1 acre, det. shop, pool, built in 2005

Alease or Chris Arcus

Maureen Mackenzie

2 Locations to serve you We provide Fast & Friendly Service We do medication reviews & Blister Packs

3949 Maple Way • 250-723-7270

MONDAY TO FRIDAY FREE RX Deliveries (City Limits)

4833 Southgate • 250-723-4940

Alberni Valley News - Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 B7

Coast Realty

People. Above all.

Group Redford Estates Lots starting @ $79,900

4510 Burde Street


4459 Arrowsmith


5175 Cleary Rd


4007 Shaughnessy



Lots & Acreages

LOTS FOR SALE • Lot sizes and building schemes avail. • Contact Kat for more info and pricing

CENTRAL PORT • Corner 45 x 122 lot • City and mountain views • Affordable location for your dream home Pat Hickey

Kat Dwolinsky

Lots 32, 33 & 34 Arvay Rd


FANTASTIC & QUIET AREA • 3 lots creating .34 of an acre • Low taxes, no through road • In amongst beautiful homes


WATERFRONT PROPERTY • 1400 square foot float cabin • Sleeps 12 to 14 people • Private location, large float Craig, Pat & Gerry Hickey

Maureen Mackenzie Lot 1 Franklin River Rd.

30 Uchucklesit Inlet


Lot 22 Ferguson Rd.

3790 Meares Drive


TOP OF THE TOWN • Over .3 acre view lot • Location of fine homes, fully serviced • Nicely sloped for daylight basement

2201-11th Ave. $239,000 AREA OF QUALITY HOMES • 1.67 acre lot is a choice location • Great holding property for future subdivision • Previously pre-approved for 6 lot subdivision Lot 2 Cempthorn Ave

THE PERFECT SETTING • 32 acres • Bare land • Private and secluded Dena Wickman

Lot O Cheeyah Island

Alease or Chris Arcus


WATERFRONT PROPERTY • Just under 3 acres in Uchucklesit Inlet • Offers best fi shing, diving & canoeing • Perfect location & summertime retreat

Lot 1 Michelsens Ln


SWEEPING OCEAN VIEWS • 0.23 acre building lot • Sitting atop a bluff • Walk to boat moorage


WEST COAST QUALITY • 4 bedroom & 4 bathroom home • Built in 1992 • Open concept w/ fireplace

Chris Fenton & Joe Van Bergen

18 Headquarters Bay


PANORAMIC OCEANFRONT • Nearly 180 degree views • Neat as a pin cottage • 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms Chris Fenton & Joe Van Bergen

5165 Golden St.


ONE OF A KIND • Over 1 acre in city • All city services • Privacy & green view

432 Pachena Road


Gary Gray $260,000

CHERRY CREEK LOT - PRICED TO SELL! • Level .9 acre lot ready to build on • Private with nice stand of trees • On no thru road w/ newer homes

5350 Falls Road

Lot R Cheeyah Island

WATERFRONT PROPERTY • Just under 2 acres in Uchucklesit Inlet • Offers best fi shing, Diving and canoeing Craig, Pat or Gerry SL 36 Haggard Cove


RECREATION DREAM HOME • Well cared for 2 bedroom rancher • Pine interior, vaulted ceilings, wood stove • Move in ready complete with furniture and appliances

302 Tower Rd

LIGHT INDUSTRIAL LOT • .47 acre level lot, Upper North Port • Great opportunity • Zoned M1


Bamfield & Inlet

180 Cape Beale Tr


NESTLED IN THE FOREST • 1,680 sq.ft. west coast cottage • Built in 1994 to R2000 standard • Vaulted ceilings & woodstove

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

Chris Fenton & Joe Van Bergen

Craig Filipchuk


Pat & Gerry Hickey

14 Headquarters Bay


Alease or Chris Arcus

Craig, Pat or Gerry


Lot A Tebo Ave.

Lukh Saran

RM 1 ACREAGE • 1200 ft. of riverfront • 5.84 acres • Hwy. 4 exposure

BAMFIELD ACREAGE • 6.06 acres • Possible subdividable • Harbour view


PORT DESIRE OCEANFRONT • Modern 2,450 sq.ft. home • Ground level suite • Private dock, walk-in freezer


Chris Fenton & Joe Van Bergen

23 Michelsens Ln


WEST BAMFIELD’S BEST • 15 year old home • 0.92 acre lot • Ocean views Chris Fenton & Joe Van Bergen 294 South Bamfield Rd


PRIDE OF THE COAST • 5.72 acre oceanfront • 5,140 sq.ft. executive home • Over 200’ of moorage Chris Fenton & Joe Van Bergen

At Valley Dental we deliver the highest quality family dentistry and a full range of general and cosmetic procedures.

NOW OPEN SOME FRIDAYS. Call for an appointment.

6 South Bamfield Rd

1000’ OF OCEANFRONT • Spectacular 1.73 acre • 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms • 60’ deep safe moorage

Chris Fenton & Joe Van Bergen



Lot 4 Traves Road

NEW DEVELOPMENT • 2.57 acre development site • No through road • Great for your future home!

Joe Van Bergen

IDEAL BUILDING LOT! • Located in upper North Port • This serviced level building lot is in a quiet neighbourhood on a no thru street. Gary Gray


W. Earl Engstrom

Chris Fenton & Joe Van Bergen

Craig, Pat or Gerry 468 Pachena Rd

PRISTINE WATERFRONT • 5 acres along Somass River • Salmon/steelhead fi shing year round • Build your dream home 7 mins. from town

Dena Wickman

Alease or Chris Arcus

Craig Filipchuk & Joe Van Bergen


• Building lot in quiet location • level .22 acre lot • water, sewer and storm drain already connected

NORTH PORT LOT • Level 40x84 lot • Close to all amenities • Price to go!


101-4115 6th Ave., Port Alberni BC V9Y 4N1


Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 - Alberni Valley News Toll Free 24 hrs.

4985 Johnston Road

$4,200 pm

A – 4658 Adelaide Street


4213 Princess Rd.

1-888-723-1800 1-250-723-1800

4746 Johnston Road


Corner of Ian & Johnston

16-4935 Broughton


3107 2nd Ave.


Commercial & Investment FUTURE LEASE OPPORTUNITY

• office, storefront, shop space • off street parking • high traffic location, great visibility • lots of potential uses

Gary Gray

4905 Cherry Creek Rd.

• turn key business opportunity • great location, good visibility and parking • growing client base, loads of potential • leased premises, equipment included

Gary Gray

Pat & Gerry Hickey


DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY • Opportunity on approx. 3.24 acres • Zoned for commercial • Close to Pacifi c Rim shopping

2966 3rd Avenue



• well maintained, two storey building • two tenants, good potential cashflow • great visibility • prime “uptown” location

Gary Gray

Gary Gray 137 Winter Harbour Rd.


COMMERCIAL • North Port • 5100 sq. ft. of store front • Easy access, level entry, parking


#8-3749 10th Ave.

LEASE $12.75 sq.ft.

LOYAL CLIENTELE • Turn key fi shing lodge • Accommodates up to 20 guests plus staff • Includes 4 - 22 ft aluminum boats equipped for charters

WELL ESTABLISHED SHOPPING CENTRE • High foot and vehicle traffi c • C2 Zoning allows wide range business uses • Building waiting for your business

Craig Filipchuk & Joe Van Bergen

Craig Filipchuk & Jim Robertson

10298 South Dr


4356 Gertrude Sreet

ZONED C3 • 1750 sq.ft. building • 33 x 60 rear fenced compound • Mostly lg. open space w/small office

Craig Filipchuk


COMMERCIAL BUILDING LOT • High visibility location • approx 2/3rds of an acre Craig Filipchuk& Joe Van Bergen 4984 Johnston Rd

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

$1,000 pm

• large, commercial service bay with adjoining office • lots of potential uses • great visibility

Gary Gray

2984 3rd Avenue

W. Earl Engstrom $439,000


COMMERCIAL MULTI-UNIT BUILDING • C3 Zoning, warehouse included • Separate gas/hydro meters • room to increase revenue

SOUTH PORT INVESTMENT • 20,000 sq. ft. building • Two long term Tenants in place Pat & Gerry Hickey #9 3761 10th Ave

3218-3rd Ave.

Lukh Saran

$12.75 Sq Ft

C – 4805 Mar Street South Port

$8.50 sq. ft.

WELL ESTABLISHED SHOPPING MALL • C2 Zoning allows for wide range of business uses • 1100 square feet

GREAT PARKING AND VISUAL EXPOSURE • 6000 sq. ft. for retail or service • Lease space can be reduced to suit

Craig Filipchuk & Jim Robertson

Pat & Gerry Hickey

9752 Lakeshore Rd.

Starting as low as $119,000


Sproat Lake SPROAT LAKE AREA • 82’ x 265’ building lot • Lake access nearby • Quiet wooded area The Fenton Team 8720 Stirling Arm Dr


SPROAT LAKE BEAUTY • 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,760 sq ft • In fl oor heating, built in 2003 • 3 car garage, 1.55 acres, 100 ft of beach

One of the few opportunities left to purchase land at scenic Sproat Lake. Purchase your own Strata RV lot for year after year vacations. No more having to book months in advance.

• Laundry, washrooms, hot showers

• Sandy beach, waterslide, swimming

• Newer docks, boat slip for each site Maureen Mackenzie

Maureen Mackenzie

MORE THAN JUST A PAINT STORE! Over 2000 Beautiful Colours to Choose From Local Painters Referred



Save up to 60% off

3 days, 2 nights, return flight and accommodation FOR TWO! •FLOORING Levolor Custom Blinds Purchase $1500* in custom blinds or •CUSTOM BLINDS plus Top Down - Bottom Up FREE!! $3500* in floor coverings and receive your Las Vegas get away.




•BEDDING & TOWELS Hurry cause sale ends April 14th ONLY 4 PACKAGES Check outLEFT! Monthly Specials at

Mon.-Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm • CLOSED SUNDAYS • • #1- 4310 10th Ave. • 250-720-0030

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Alberni Valley News, April 10, 2014  

April 10, 2014 edition of the Alberni Valley News

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