Page 1

LOOK INSIDE FOR FLYERS FROM STAPLES, HOME HARDWARE AND QUALITY FOODS !

Alberni ValleyNews www.albernivalleynews.com

Vol. 1 No. 30

Be on Craigs’ List and Have your Real Estate SOLD!

6709032

ADVERTISER TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015

CRAIG FILIPCHUK 250-720-6220

‘This is a test. This is only a test.’ • Automatic Transmission 40 Years of Experience • Standard Transmission Complete Car Care! • General Auto Repair • Auto Electrical • Wheel Alignments • Complete Brakes & Front End Repair • Computer Diagnostics 6943378

George Arbanas 3113 1st Avenue 250.723.1234

H TS G I N E GA M :

TS ME NIGH A G Y L K WEE ing, re. e Gather s and Mo Magic th n o g a r D s& Dungeon

SIREN SONG

m gmail.co corner@ ing on Kingsway thecard ss ro C rner.ca way At Kings 141 | www.cardco -0 21 4 ) (778

ent

environm

INTRODUCING:

ColorProof

Nobody Asking You...

Next Generation Color Care

WHO DOES YOUR HAIR?

6922108

ColorProof Evolved Color Care is a complete line of professional luxury products designed exclusively for color-treated hair. These next generation formulas combine the latest innovations in ingredient with bestAsktechnology Cara about our in-class ingredients to create a new referral new standard in colorfor care. program a Phenomenal chance Formulas, to EARN a Unsurpassed Color Protection FREE HAIRCUT

Is the tsunami warning system reaching people? ADSS Civics 11 class looks for answers.

Page 3

KATYA SLEPIAN/ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

4663 Margaret Street 778 421 HAIR (4247)

JOICOCONCEPT CONCEPT SALON SALON JOICO

Fire prevention officer Randy Thoen helps Julia Manhas, 16, Thandi Nell, 17 and Sarah Emmonds, 17, read out the tsunami test message on May 6 at the Port Alberni Fire Department.

US ON FACEBOOK

WALK-INS WELCOME

OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK Latest Trends in Hairstyles Thursday is Seniors Day (65+): WOW $11 haircuts!

this- Saturday entire section with: HOURS:replace Monday 9am-5pm Johnston Road Across from 7-11 We are licensed BC Barbers Specializing in •SHORT BARBER HARICUTS

We are licensed BC Barbers Specializing in: • Short Barber Haircuts • Beard Trims •Tapers • Fades • Block • Neck Shaves • Mustache Trimming

Call 778-402-9044

7000864

6746876

Safe, fun


A2 www.albernivalleynews.com

Tuesday, June. 02, 2015 - Alberni Valley News

HEALTHY LIVING

Health tip: Extra

e v i t c A

water and sports drinks can help prevent dehydration, muscle cramps and getting tired too quickly.

Keep hydrated during dry season SANDRA GENTLEMAN

Healthy Living

P

ort Alberni is one of the hottest valleys on Vancouver Island, and with the heat comes the real risk of dehydration for those who spend extensive amounts of time outdoors. With summer just around the corner and many people enjoying the great outdoors for physical activities, hobbies, or for work, it’s important to consider how much and what type of fluids will help maintain hydration for good health. Water is the best fluid and most people can easily increase the

amount they normally consume over the day to help replace lost fluids in the heat of the dry season. Drinking at least one to two cups (250 ml to 500 ml) of water up to four hours before exercise and drinking another half to 1.5 cups (125 to 375 ml) of fluid about two hours before playing a sport are some guidelines to follow, especially if you have not produced any urine or if urine is dark yellow (indicating the possible start of a dehydration state). Some signs that may indicate dehydration, include: • thirst • dry lips and mouth • flushed skin • headache • dizziness and

QUICKfacts ◆ SIGNS THAT INDICATE HYDRATION: Thirst Dry lips/ mouth Flushed skin Headache Dizziness/ fainting Low blood pressure and increased heart rate Dark yellow, strong smelling urine.

fainting • low blood pressure and increased heart rate • dark yellow, strong smelling urine For those people who participate in active sports (for more than 45 minutes)

and either sweat a lot, wear heavy equipment or find themselves in a hot and/or humid environment for extended time periods, extra water and sports drinks can offer a way to prevent dehydration, muscle cramps and getting tired too quickly. Sports drinks contain sugar and electrolytes, such as potassium and sodium to offer the right balance to replace lost perspiration. Sipping on a sports drink, such as Gatorade, Powerade or homemade orange juice with salt every 10 to 15 minutes will help to offer re-hydration without causing cramps and bloating that could happen with sugary

drinks, such as pop, fruit juice or energy drinks. Energy drinks that claim to “make you more alert and boost your energy” generally contain caffeine and herbal stimulants that are not considered safe for children or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. These drinks, such as Monster, Redbull, Full Throttle and Amp should not be confused with sports drinks, like Gatorade and Powerade. Energy drinks containing stimulants, such as caffeine and herbal additives can accelerate dehydration and lead to other side effects. Fruit juice and fruit beverages (fruit punch, fruit drinks, fruit cocktail) should be kept to a minimum and limited,

since they contain a high level of sugar, which can lead to unwanted weight gain (excess fat storage), elevated triglycerides and fluctuations with blood sugar, if diabetes is a concern. Even the ‘all natural’ fruit juice offer high levels of sugar and lack other nutrients. These sugary drinks offer very little in the way of nutrition and are loaded with sugar and flavouring. Carbonated beverages, like pop, Big Gulps and Slurpees are also full of sugar and flavouring. Regular intake of these types of drinks do not fit into a healthy lifestyle. Keeping hydrated is very important in the heat and helps the body maintain function and optimal physical ability. Going for a run, bike ride,

long hike or playing sports like tennis, hockey, soccer, rugby, basketball, football, or partaking in heavy labour in a hot environment will all be circumstances which increase risk of dehydration. In addition, being physically active in or above the water for enjoyment of sports such as swimming, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, kiteboarding and windsurfing for long periods (over 45 minutes) may also lead to dehydration, if adequate fluids are not considered. Plan to bring water to drink, since prevention is key. Sandra Gentleman, RD, is a local Registered Dietitian and steward of Canal Beach.

One crash is too many LORI WELBOURNE

A Brighter Note

With families the apple often doesn’t fall far from the tree. Send us a photo for a chance to win a Bulldogs prize package for dad and his look-alike!

To submit your entry by midnight June 16. Winner will be announced in the Alberni Valley News June 18.

Alberni Valley

NEWS 6998258

H

ave you ever driven from one location to the next and realized once you reached your destination that you didn’t remember getting there? I have. And when I do, it freaks me out. How is it possible that I could get behind the wheel of a vehicle made up of thousands of pounds of steel and operate it without being completely attentive in every sense of the word? It’s not like I haven’t witnessed the horrific destruction of a car crash and its everlasting aftermath.

You’d think the first tragic one I knew the victims of would have whipped me into shape. I was 23 years old at the time and had just started a job at a grocery store, where I worked with a beautiful young woman named Lisa Maier, a sweet and helpful cashier. We had attended the same high school— she was a grade older and I looked up to her. Lisa welcomed me with open arms and told me to ask her anything anytime. “Don’t worry about a thing,” she said, when I told her how nervous I was. “We’re going to have tons of fun. You’ll see.” Buoyed by her

friendly confidence, I looked forward to working there and getting to know her better, but that never happened because she and her sister Linda, a gorgeous girl one grade younger than me, perished in a head on collision days later. The horrific car crash rocked the community of Deep Cove in North Vancouver where we grew up, and I was deeply affected by their deaths even though I didn’t know them well. Just being witness to the devastation their family and friends endured made their story in the news so much more intense. Continued / A26


Alberni Valley News - Tuesday, June. 02, 2015

www.albernivalleynews.com A3

◆ COVER STORY

Warning signs enough? TSUNAMI SYSTEM: | High school students question efficacy of Port Alberni’s tsunami bulletin.

“This is a test. Only a test. A test of the tsunami warning system...” So goes the familiar, monotonous, refrain on the first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. Or at least, so it’s gone until Anne Oswald’s Civic 11 class at ADSS decided to change it. “It came from a place called Cannon Beach, that was the idea. They’re doing the same sort of thing [audible warning system] but with a cow mooing,” said Liam Clifford, 16. Cannon Beach, Oregon, has the sound of a cow mooing preceding their tsunami test. “We looked through a billion sounds. We had some dubstep, didgeridoos, animal sounds,” Jen Banfield, 17, said. The class narrowed down what could work and what wouldn’t. “We realized that high pitched sounds aren’t going to work so we have to lower our tones,” said Freya Knapp, 16. “We also had trademark issues: we couldn’t use Disney sounds,” said Clifford. “We worked along Tim Pley, the fire chief. He’s the one that came to us with the idea,” said Frances Wilson, 17. It’s not unusual for people in the community to pitch ideas to the Civics 11 class, Oswald said. “Everyone knows we do stuff like this so different people approach us, send e-mails, see me in the streets and give us project ideas,” said Oswald. In this case, people

KATYA SLEPIAN/ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Liam Clifford, 16, and Freya Knapp, 16, try out the original Port Alberni fire engine at the fire hall on May 1.

like Pley. “The project’s been on our mind for a couple of years and the opportunity came up,” said Pley. “My daughter Regan is in one of Ms. Oswald’s classes. I think my daughter actually said ‘my dad’s got a project for the Civics class.’” “This sounded really interesting and it was something we’d never heard of,” said Wilson. Pley and firefighter Brent Rose brought a portable tsunami broadcasting system to ADSS for the class to listen to different warning sounds and decide which they thought would be appropriate. The class then presented their plan to update the tsunami warning bulletin to city council at the April 27 public meeting. On May 6, the Civics 11 class went to the Port Alberni Fire Hall—where the tsunami warnings are broadcast live— and several of the students had the opportunity to read out the monthly test message. Rose and fire

prevention officer Randy Thoen were on hand to assist the students and explain how the system worked. Prior to purchasing the tsunami warning system in the early 1990s, the plan was to separate Port Alberni into different zones and when a tsunami warning needed to be issued, an emergency responder would drive around and blast instructions from a loudspeaker in their vehicle, Pley said. The plan with the current four-speaker tsunami version is much the same. However, 10 years ago when an actual tsunami warning was issued, Pley learned that it wasn’t working as intended. “We learned that the system doesn’t have the clarity to reach out and give people specific direction and tell them that a wave’s going to be there by a certain time and they should go to this location,” Pley said. “The best way to use it is to activate it in a pre-recorded siren based mode and so people will hear that and they’ll

either know right away what it means or they’ll look for other information.” Switching over to a siren-based system that is meant to alert rather than instruct means that people need their own emergency plan. “People have to have their own personal evacuation plan,” said Pley. And most people do—when firefighters went door to door a few years ago, 96 per cent of people in the tsunami zone knew they were, could hear the tsunami test and had an evacuation plan set up. “That’s the new way of doing it. We’ll give you an alert when to activate your plan but your plan is your responsibility.” To that end, the fire department would like to get to a prerecorded push button message and get away from the verbal message. The reason for the sound rather than a message is that the speaker system needs to be challenged, Pley said. “The test doesn’t challenge the system

the way we would like it to,” said Pley. “The test should challenge the battery capacity and the ability to broadcast a sound like a siren for a prolonged period of time.” But he doesn’t want a siren or anything that’s too high pitched. “The advantage of having the didgeridoo is that it’s challenging, but very different than the siren that will play if there is an actual tsunami warning.” Banfield agrees. “You want something that associates with us but nothing that’s going to be misunderstood. You can’t use a train whistle, no bears. Continued / 14

ANDREW BAILEY BLACK PRESS

Break out the bangers and mash Tofino; a monthly taste of Britain is about to shake-up the calendar. Tofino’s two tsunami sirens will be sounding off once-amonth starting in July but their traditional wail will be replaced by the sound of Winchester Chimes to avoid panic. During last week’s regular meeting, Tofino’s municipal council officially signed off on the monthly tsunami siren testing that the district’s emergency program executive committee had been

lobbying for. “It’s really important that locals, especially front line staff, understand what’s going on because then when they get questions from visitors they can answer them,” Mayor Josie Osborne said. Tofino’s manager of community sustainability Aaron Rodgers suggested the Winchester Chimes test-sound could be supplemented by a pre-recorded voice message and said other sound-options would be investigated. Rodgers hopes the monthly tests will increase local awareness and, in turn, personal preparedness.

Lunch Menu

Available 11:30am to 2:30pm All orders include your choice of fresh cut fries, potato salad or coleslaw. Substitute Onion rings or Ceasar $.99 extra

Chicken strips Popcorn shrimp Double grilled ham & cheese Double grilled cheese Toasted pizza sub Toasted crunchy chicken sub Toasted veggie sub Chili cheese dog Hot dog with cheese Bacon cheese burger Mushroom mozza burger Veggie Burger Chicken burger

$7.95 $7.95 $6.95 $5.95 $6.95 $6.95 $5.95 $6.95 $5.95 $6.95 $6.95 $6.95 $6.95

Dail Lunch y Specia l

$6.95

Selecte

d drink s include d.

Lunch Pasta

UP Spaghetti with meat sauce PICK E Spaghetti with tomato sauce & DIN LY Fettucini with cream sauce N IN O

$6.95 $5.95 $6.95

Pastas served with garlic toast

More than Pizza!

Hours:

Mon-Thurs .......................... 11:30am - 10pm Fri & Sat ........................ 11:30am - Midnight Sun .......................................... 2pm -10pm *Prices subject to change.

Find us on Facebook: Pizza-Factory

250-720-0088 • 250-720-0099 4740 Roger Street, Port Alberni, B.C.

6998254

KATYA SLEPIAN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Tofino tsunami sirens will chime once a month


A4 www.albernivalleynews.com

Tuesday, June. 02, 2015 - Alberni Valley News

Community Events

TUES. JUNE 2 ◆ CONNECTING COASTAL COMMUNITIES WITH DAVID SUZUKI at Maht Mahs Gymnasium, 5000 Tsuma-as Dr. All ages. 7–9:30 p.m.

WEDS. JUNE 3 ◆ DRAMA AND JAZZ CLASSES FROM ADSS are putting on their semester-end show, Up in Flames, at 7 p.m. at the ADSS Theatre. Admission by donation.

FRI. JUNE 5 ◆ YOUNG PROFESSIONALS OF THE ALBERNI VALLEY (YPAV) hosts Leadership in the Marketplace, featuring speakers Jaime Laprise from RBC and visionary Robert Corbell. Tix: $30 includes dinner ($25

for YPAV members) available at Gayle’s Fashions and chamber of commerce.

SUN. JUNE 7 ◆ MACKENZIE SCHOOL OF DANCE CEILIDH ‘15 ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’, 2 p.m. at the ADSS Auditorium. Tix: $12 adults, $10 seniors/ students (free admission for kids 5 and under) available at Rollin ARts Centre, dance studio and at the door. ◆ SUMMER SWING, FEATURING CAPITOL SINGERS at the Capitol Theatre, 7 p.m. Capitol Glee, Wee Glee and Sea Notes perform their annual summer concert. Tix: $10 adults at the door, free for kids 12 and under with an adult. ◆ WESTWIND PUB’S 19TH ANNUAL SHOW

You Brew

You Save

Tuesday-Friday

Saturday

10:00 am-1:00 pm & 1:45 - 5:00 pm

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

6103 Cottam Road

WED. JUNE 10 ◆ HEART & STROKE FOUNDATION’S BIG BIKE at Buy-Low Foods from 12–7:30 p.m. Local teams of up to 29 riders raising funds by riding the bike. www.bigbike.ca.

SAT. JUNE 13

SANDY MCRUER/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

The Somass Estuary is a popular place for birders and hikers alike. If only people could decide on a name.

What’s in a name? ESTUARY: | It’s time to remove confusion over Somass Estuary’s proper name.

◆ ALBERNI CANAL DOWNWIND CHALLENGE, Stand-up paddling (SUP) event, 1–5 p.m. at Canal Beach.

SANDY MCRUER

Pac Rim Active

FRI. JUNE 19 ◆ ART RAVE ‘SPOTLIGHT ON ART’ EXHIBIT OPENING at Capitol Theatre, 6 p.m. All ages, free admission. Runs until June 26, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.artrave.org.

SAT. JUNE 20– SUN. JUNE 21 6999953

Wine making & hobby brewers headquarters. Wine and beer from around the world. “Gift Certificates Available” for the Wine Lovers in your life.

N’ SHINE from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4940 Cherry Creek Rd. Live music by Killwater and Jones; kids’ zone in beach volleyball court, draws. FMI: 250-7241324.

◆ ART RAVE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS at Harbour Quay. Featuring art, music and theatre from 1–6 p.m. on Saturday and 12–4 p.m. on Sunday. Dance concert Saturday from 8–11 p.m. All ages. Free admission.

T

he subject of this month’s column is one of my pet peeves. When I first came to Port Alberni, 35 years ago, I quickly found the JV Clyne Bird Sanctuary at the mouth of the Somass River and west of town. As a birder, I quickly realized what a wonderful place it is. And I have been out there hundreds of times since then. At first, there was a lovely sign with two beautifully drawn

SANDY MCRUER/SPECIAL TO THE NEWS

One side of the former bird sanctuary has signs proclaiming Somass Estuary.

Trumpeter Swans on it, announcing that you have reached the entrance to the sanctuary. It was located at the gate to the city sewage lagoon and the then mill effluent lagoon. That was back when Macmillan

Bloedel was the major employer and landowner in the Alberni Valley. The area was established by the company on their own property to honour JV Clyne, the chairman of the company after its founder HR

www.albernivalleynews.com

News Advertiser

SAVE ANYWHERE. In partnership with In partnership with

SAVE SAVE ANYWHERE. ANYWHERE. ANYWHERE. In partnership with

Introducing the New Save.ca Mobile Cash-Back Feature. With exclusive offers for the brands you love & $5 cash-out minimums through PayPal, you’ll never go shopping without your smart phone again!

Introducing the New Save.ca Mobile Cash-Back Feature. Introducing the New Mobile Feature. With exclusive offers for theSave.ca brands you loveCash-Back & $5 cash-out minimums With exclusive offersnever for thegobrands youwithout love & $5 cash-out minimums through PayPal, you’ll shopping your smart phone again! Introducing the New Save.ca Mobile Cash-Back Feature. through PayPal, you’ll neverBack go shopping without yourSteps smart phone again! Get Cash in 3 Easy With exclusive offers for the brands you love & $5 cash-out minimums through PayPal, you’ll never go shopping without your smart phone again!

Cash Back inReceipt 3 Easy Steps 1. Browse &Get Shop 2. Upload 3. Get Cash Back!

Get Cash Back in 3 Easy Steps

Browse the mobile app Take a photo of your Once you reach just $5, 1. Browse & Shop 2. Upload Receipt Get Cashyou Back! for your favourite brand’s andin submit it 3.the money save will Get Cash receipt Back 3 Easy Steps Browse the mobile app Take a photo of your Once youCash reach just $5,your 1. Browse & Shop 2. Upload Receipt 3. Get Back! offers, and purchase through the app be transferred into for your favourite receipt and submit it the money you save them at any storebrand’s PayPal wallet Browse the mobile app Take a photo of your Once you reach justwill $5, offers, and through the app 1. Browse &purchase Shop Upload Receipt for your favourite brand’s 2. receipt and submit it

them at any store offers, purchase Browse theand mobile app at anybrand’s store for yourthem favourite offers, and purchase them at any store

through the of app Take a photo your receipt and submit it through the app

be into your 3.transferred Get Cash the money you saveBack! will PayPal wallet beOnce transferred into your you reach just $5, PayPal wallet the money you save will be transferred into your PayPal wallet

Visit save.ca/cashback to Learn More Visit save.ca/cashback to Learn More Visit save.ca/cashback to Learn More

The Alberni Valley News Advertiser is published every Tuesday by Black Press Ltd.,

Phone: 250-723-6399 Fax: 250-723-6395 Classifieds: 1-855-310-3535 albernivalleynews.com

EVERYTHING

The Alberni Valley News Advertiser is distributed free to 9,500 households in Port Alberni, Cherry Creek, Sproat Lake and Beaver Creek. The Alberni Valley News Advertiser is Vancouver Island owned and operated.

Grand Opening Specials Door Prizes • Coffee & Cake

HOURS: TUES-SAT 9:30AM - 4:30PM

Publisher: Teresa Bird publisher@albernivalleynews.com Editor: Susan Quinn editor@albernivalleynews.com

Black Press C O M M U N I T Y

Sat. June 6 | 10-2pm

20% OFF

4656 Margaret Street, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 6H2

N E W S

M E D I A

6703861

In partnership with

6998131

Alberni Valley

4286 10TH AVE 250-724-9770

McMillan, to protect the then endangered Trumpeter Swans. The province cooperated by establishing a “no hunting” zone south of the pipeline that runs across the Somass estuary. Presumably it was also for the safety of those who needed to work there from time to time. But the area was never established as a federally designated bird sanctuary under the Migratory Birds Convention Act. So the company could quietly abandon the sanctuary without any paperwork or administrative procedures and, in fact, proposed an expansion of the mill effluent lagoon into the former sanctuary in 1990. It did not succeed. Over the years the sign was neglected and fell into disrepair until it was vandalized and then removed. For many years this property had no official designation until the Alberni Valley Enhancement Association started to get the ball rolling about managing the area as a natural area and protecting it officially from further industrial impacts. That was in the late 1990s. Continued / A16


Alberni Valley News - Tuesday, June. 02, 2015

www.albernivalleynews.com A5

Our Anniversary Celebration Continues.....

Celebrating 33 years

1

May 18- June 14, 2015

1

EACH DAY each store!

WEEKLY

each store!

You could WIN your groceries

You could be the WEEKLY instantly at the WINNER! Then to choose checkout

“The value of your shop, rounded up to the next $10, as a QF gift card for your next shop”

or

e Valu

?

Value ? VOUC

HER

(Gift Card values $100, $250, $500)

33rd

Anniversary

Feature

a $12.99 value

#1 Grade Fresh Strawberries

California “Berry Bowl”

Strawberry Flats

Half Flat, approx. 5lbs

Min. $400 value

over

33,000

$

FREE

with

88, 000 Q-Points

Redeemed

in anniversary bounty! Thanks to the supporting crew!

4

99

2

Dairyland

Chocolate Milk 4lt

9

99

Double Layer

Black Forest Cake

49 Per

LB

Pork Loin Halves Cut into Rib or Tenderloin End Chops, 5.49 per kg

www.qualityfoods.com Copyright © 2015 Quality Foods and its licensors. All Rights Reserved. Photos for Presentation Purposes Only • All QF Stores Email: customerservice@qualityfoods.com

Prices in effect June 01 - 07, 2015


A6 www.albernivalleynews.com

Tuesday, June. 02, 2015 - Alberni Valley News

Meat

Canadian AA

Canadian AA

Sirloin Tip Oven Roast

Flat Iron Grilling Steak 13.20 per kg

1 kg

12

$

5

99 Per

LB

Grimm’s

Grimm’s

Boar’s Head

Olymel

450gr

375gr

500gr

450gr

Bavarian Smokies

Naturally Smoked Sausage

5

Bacon

4

5

99

Wieners

3

99

99

99

10X Q-POINTS

EARN STRAWBERRIES FASTER ON ALL PURCHASES AT A STEP ABOVE

Upstairs at the following Quality Foods Stores: Qualicum • Comox • Courtenay Powell River • Port Alberni

OFFER IN EFFECT JUNE 1-7, 2015

Treasures From Afar

Unico

Stuffed Manzanilla Olives 375ml

5

3$ for

Unico

Unico

Unico

700-900gr

796ml

Pasta

for

for

Unico

Unico

In Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 50gr

3lt

375ml

5

3$

for

5

4$

Unico

Fillets of Anchovies

3

10

5$

2

99

5

4$ Unico

99

750ml

170ml

for

375ml

Jumbo Size Olives

Marinated Artichoke Hearts

Tomatoes

Kalamata Olives

Unico

Unico

Vegetable Oil

Ripe Olives

Pickled Capers 125ml

5

2$ for

Gallo

Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1lt

4

99

5

3$

for

6

99


Alberni Valley News - Tuesday, June. 02, 2015

www.albernivalleynews.com A7

Sunrise Farms

Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs

Locally Raised BC Poultry

Meat

Canadian

Extra Lean Ground Sirloin Beef 1kg

13.20 per kg

Grain Fed Free Run

5

12

$

99 Per

LB

Bone in Pork Butt Steak

Frozen Canadian

Beef Grilling Ribs

Heritage Angus

Range-Fed Angus Beef Burgers

8.80 per kg

8.80 per kg

3

852gr

3

99 LB

WIN A

11

99

99

Per

Per

LB

BUY A

GET AN

454gr

ALMOND BREEZE

BLUE DIAMOND

GET THE QF APP!

Play Select Save and Win on the QF APP and you could WIN your selection instantly plus you will be automatically entered to WIN a Keurig K40 Coffee maker

ALM NDS

946ml

FREE

You are automatically entered when you select participating “My Deals”

A $12.98 VALUE FOR $9.99

Treasures From Afar

French’s

Mustard 325ml

4

2$

Tetley

Peek Freans

80’s or 144’s

256-350gr

Tea

Batchelor’s

Mushy or Bigga Peas 300gr

Biscuits

for

for

Sweet Baby Ray’s

Barbecue Sauce

for

5

Mrs. Renfro’s

Authentic Texas Salsa

Tetley

Bassett’s

Tea

20-24’s

2

for

5

100gr

160-170gr

2

99

5

2$ for

5

2$ for

Fruit Gums, Pastilles or Jelly Tots

200gr

2$

English Mustard

Rowntree’s

Mint Favourites or Sherbet Lemons

473ml

99

99

99

2$

Colman’s

2

5

425ml

5

3$

Aunty’s

Pudding 2x100gr

299


A8 www.albernivalleynews.com

Tuesday, June. 02, 2015 - Alberni Valley News

Quality Foods an Island Original

Yoplait

Tortilla Chips or Salsa

99

2

99

Kraft

10

3$

LICABL PP

for

Christie

Ocean’s

Selected, 170gr

for

3

Hellmann’s

Ben & Jerry’s

Ice Cream

890ml

5

4

3

for

Fruttare

Frozen Dessert Bars

4-6x80ml

5

for

1.75lt

Breyers

5

for

Skippy

Klondike Ice Cream Novelties

3

Haagen Dazs

2

5

for

2

99

SunRype

Ice Cream Cups

398ml

10

for

5

4$ for

Del Monte

Juice

118ml

Pineapple

900ml

5

4$ for

LICABL PP

5

4$

Over $33,000 in Prizes to be Won!

Selected, 650gr

Del Monte

for

for

427gr

2$

99

McCain

99

10

5$

Soft Margarine

500ml

3

99

Fruit

5$

LICABL PP

Parkay

Triple Fruits Spread

1kg

Superfries Fried Potatoes

200gr

2

E.D. Smith

Peanut Butter

4

99

540ml

3$

3

99

LICABL PP

4x100-150ml

3

Saputo

4

99

99

Chunky Soup

210gr

3$

Five Alive or Nestea

Beverage

1.75lt

EES EF

10

5$

5

99

Poutine Cheese Curds

Campbell’s

Cheezies

156gr

425gr

The Original Brand Popsicle

99

99

Hawkins

Rice Works

Chunky Chili

for

Orange Cherry Grape Ice Pops

500ml

Win Groceries Instantly at the Checkout! Gourmet Rice Crisps

Minute Maid

100% Orange Juice

1.66lt

3$

99

Mayonnaise

2$ for

General Mills

Trix Cereal

Creamery Style Real Ice Cream

18x48ml

5

Campbell’s

4

99

113-170gr

4$

for

5

4

99

EES EF

99

Wild Cocktail Shrimp or Crab Meat with Leg Meat

10

Source Yogurt

99

EES EF

Ocean’s

4

16x100gr

Breyers

Mr. Christie’s Ice Cream Cones or Cuplets 65-75gr

5$

10

for

300-330gr

1.66lt

Chunk or Flaked Light Tuna in Water

for

525-685gr

5$

3$

LICABL PP

Yoplait

99

450gr

Breyers

10

5

3$

LICABL PP

12x355ml

Coca-Cola Proud to Support Womens World Cup Soccer June 5 at B.C. Place

Singles Processed Cheese Product

Selected, 160-230gr

Ginger Ale, Club Soda or Tonic Water

591ml

Frozen Yogurt Swirls

for

Canada Dry

Vitamin Water

General Mills

Family Size Cheerios Cereal

PLUS A

400gr

10

for

Nature Valley

Granola Bars

PLUS A

250ml

Coca-Cola or Sprite

5

4$

EES EF

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread

Dressing

for

12x355ml

5$

5

4$

LICABL PP

EES EF

4 Kraft

Kraft

815-907gr

9

5

2$

155-163gr

Cheemo

for

907gr

for

Perogies

99

650gr

Lay’s

750ml

EES EF

4

99

FREE a $2.50 value

Estate Whole Bean Coffee

PLUS A

340-630gr

Melitta

Source Yogurt

Stax Potato Chips

EES EF

Selected, 581-888gr

650gr

San Pellegrino

PLUS A

Delissio

Thin Crust or Rustico Pizza

525685gr

Mineral Water

PLUS A

Delissio

Pizza

Family Size Cheerios Yoplait Get 1 Source Yogurt

BUY 1

425gr, 420ml

PLUS A

apporx.800gr

9

Prices in effect June 01 - 07, 2015

Que Pasa

Cheddar or Mozzarella Cheese

www.albernivalleynews.com A9

www.qualityfoods.com

PLUS A

Paradise Island

Alberni Valley News - Tuesday, June. 02, 2015

398ml

5

4$ for

5

4$ for


A8 www.albernivalleynews.com

Tuesday, June. 02, 2015 - Alberni Valley News

Quality Foods an Island Original

Yoplait

Tortilla Chips or Salsa

99

2

99

Kraft

10

3$

LICABL PP

for

Christie

Ocean’s

Selected, 170gr

for

3

Hellmann’s

Ben & Jerry’s

Ice Cream

890ml

5

4

3

for

Fruttare

Frozen Dessert Bars

4-6x80ml

5

for

1.75lt

Breyers

5

for

Skippy

Klondike Ice Cream Novelties

3

Haagen Dazs

2

5

for

2

99

SunRype

Ice Cream Cups

398ml

10

for

5

4$ for

Del Monte

Juice

118ml

Pineapple

900ml

5

4$ for

LICABL PP

5

4$

Over $33,000 in Prizes to be Won!

Selected, 650gr

Del Monte

for

for

427gr

2$

99

McCain

99

10

5$

Soft Margarine

500ml

3

99

Fruit

5$

LICABL PP

Parkay

Triple Fruits Spread

1kg

Superfries Fried Potatoes

200gr

2

E.D. Smith

Peanut Butter

4

99

540ml

3$

3

99

LICABL PP

4x100-150ml

3

Saputo

4

99

99

Chunky Soup

210gr

3$

Five Alive or Nestea

Beverage

1.75lt

EES EF

10

5$

5

99

Poutine Cheese Curds

Campbell’s

Cheezies

156gr

425gr

The Original Brand Popsicle

99

99

Hawkins

Rice Works

Chunky Chili

for

Orange Cherry Grape Ice Pops

500ml

Win Groceries Instantly at the Checkout! Gourmet Rice Crisps

Minute Maid

100% Orange Juice

1.66lt

3$

99

Mayonnaise

2$ for

General Mills

Trix Cereal

Creamery Style Real Ice Cream

18x48ml

5

Campbell’s

4

99

113-170gr

4$

for

5

4

99

EES EF

99

Wild Cocktail Shrimp or Crab Meat with Leg Meat

10

Source Yogurt

99

EES EF

Ocean’s

4

16x100gr

Breyers

Mr. Christie’s Ice Cream Cones or Cuplets 65-75gr

5$

10

for

300-330gr

1.66lt

Chunk or Flaked Light Tuna in Water

for

525-685gr

5$

3$

LICABL PP

Yoplait

99

450gr

Breyers

10

5

3$

LICABL PP

12x355ml

Coca-Cola Proud to Support Womens World Cup Soccer June 5 at B.C. Place

Singles Processed Cheese Product

Selected, 160-230gr

Ginger Ale, Club Soda or Tonic Water

591ml

Frozen Yogurt Swirls

for

Canada Dry

Vitamin Water

General Mills

Family Size Cheerios Cereal

PLUS A

400gr

10

for

Nature Valley

Granola Bars

PLUS A

250ml

Coca-Cola or Sprite

5

4$

EES EF

Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread

Dressing

for

12x355ml

5$

5

4$

LICABL PP

EES EF

4 Kraft

Kraft

815-907gr

9

5

2$

155-163gr

Cheemo

for

907gr

for

Perogies

99

650gr

Lay’s

750ml

EES EF

4

99

FREE a $2.50 value

Estate Whole Bean Coffee

PLUS A

340-630gr

Melitta

Source Yogurt

Stax Potato Chips

EES EF

Selected, 581-888gr

650gr

San Pellegrino

PLUS A

Delissio

Thin Crust or Rustico Pizza

525685gr

Mineral Water

PLUS A

Delissio

Pizza

Family Size Cheerios Yoplait Get 1 Source Yogurt

BUY 1

425gr, 420ml

PLUS A

apporx.800gr

9

Prices in effect June 01 - 07, 2015

Que Pasa

Cheddar or Mozzarella Cheese

www.albernivalleynews.com A9

www.qualityfoods.com

PLUS A

Paradise Island

Alberni Valley News - Tuesday, June. 02, 2015

398ml

5

4$ for

5

4$ for


A10 www.albernivalleynews.com

Tuesday, June. 02, 2015 - Alberni Valley News

Deli & Cheese

Albert’s Leap

Mastro

Rosemary Ham

1

99

2

Sushi

1

69

Per

100 gr

Boursin

Cooked or Smoked Chicken Breast

125-150gr

5

99

Per

100 gr

Maplelodge

Soft Cheese

8 Piece Dynamite Rolls

New York Style Roast or Corned Beef

99

Per

100 gr

9 Piece B.C. Rolls

Veinna

Belle Marie Double Cream Brie

5

1

99

Dinner for Two

499

Available at select stores only.

49

Spring Roll

per 100gr

Medium

Deli Salad

• Beet • Fruit • Macaroni • Red Potato with Dijon

22

95

5

99

1

49

Available at select stores only.

Seafood • Quality Foods

1

29

Fresh

Hand Peeled Shrimp

Fresh Snapper Fillets

3

49

Per

100 gr

Fresh

Local B.C. Fresh

Spring Salmon Fillets

Fresh Dove Sole Fillets

Cranberry Cocktail Mix

99

¢ Per

100 gr

1

Spot Prawn Tails

49

3

49

Per

100 gr

Quality Fresh

Quality Fresh

Assorted Oriental, 325gr

Dried, 270gr

Family Favourites Rice Crackers

per 100gr

6

99 per 100gr

Organically Yours

Family Favourites Mango Slices

299

per 100gr

Organic Apple Rings 100gr

3

49

3

99


Alberni Valley News - Tuesday, June. 02, 2015

www.albernivalleynews.com A11

Ranger, Chocolate Chip or Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Bakery

Calabrese Buns

Sprouted Grains Bread

2

5 Blueberry Muffins

4

2$

49

99

for

Mini Danish

Oroweat

Muffins 6’s

3

2

99

Lemon Meringue Tarts

99

6 pack

Turtle Cheesecake

5

2$

6 pack

for

Fresh Fruit & Cream Croissant

D’Italiano

Bread or Buns

Selected, Assorted Sizes

3

12

2

99

99 6 pack

99

5

2$ for

Quality Foods • Taste for Life Omega Nutrition

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Sol Cuisine

Raincoast Trading

284gr

160gr

Gluten Free Burger

Calbee

Wild Pink Salmon

Snapea Crisps 93gr

946ml

399

4

99

Omega Nutrition

Glutino

Organic Coconut Oil

Gluten Free Bread or English Muffins

454gr

199

5

3$

Green Organic

Edamame or Spinach 300-500gr

400-480gr

2

3

6

99

99

99

Sunlight

Sunlight

Liquid Laundry Detergent

Household

White Swan

Oxi Action Dishwasher Power Pacs

2.95lt

for

White Swan

Bathroom Tissue

Jumbo Paper Towels

Double Roll, 12’s

6’s

55’s

9

99

7

99

5

99

4

99


A12 www.albernivalleynews.com

Tuesday, June. 02, 2015 - Alberni Valley News

Drop in between 4:00 & 6:00 PM for a fresh

99

¢

B.C. Grown

Green or Red Leaf Lettuce

Mexican “Extra Large”

2

B.C. Grown “Hot House”

Bell Peppers 5.49 per kg

Red Flame Seedless Grapes 4.39 per kg

49 Per

LB

99 ¢ ¢ 99 99 ¢ per

LB

Bunched Carrots or Beets

15

Per

LB

Braeburn Apples 2.18 per kg

LB

B.C. Grown

Fresh Zucchini Squash 2.18 per kg

Natural Organics

Proven Winner Basket

99

1

99

Washington “Premium”

per

B.C. Fresh

B.C. Bouquet

NEW APPY SPECIAL!

29

99

California “Fresh”

Organic Blueberries 6oz clamshell

7

2$ for

B.C. Grown “Hot House”

Organic On The Vine Tomatoes 6.59 per kg

2

99 Per

LB

B.C. Grown “Hot House”

Organic Long English Cucumbers

7 DAYS OF SAVINGS - June 1 - 7 MON.

TUES.

WED.

THUR.

FRI.

SAT.

SUN.

01

02

03

04

05

06

07

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES

“Photos for presentation purposes only”

Qualicum Foods - 705 Memorial Port Alberni - 2943 10th Ave. Nanoose Bay - 2443 Collins Cr. Parksville - 319 E. Island Hwy. Campbell River - 465 Merecroft Rd. Powell River – 4871 Joyce Ave.

752-9281 723-3397 468-7131 954-2262 287-2820 (604)485-5481

customerservice@qualityfoods.com

Nanaimo – Beban Plaza – 2220 Bowen Rd. Nanaimo – Harewood Mall – 530 5th St. Nanaimo – Northridge Village – 5800 Turner Rd. Comox Valley – 2275 Guthrie Rd. Courtenay - 1002 -2751 Cliffe Avenue Westshore – 977 Langford Parkway

758-3733 754-6012 756-3929 890-1005 331-9328 (778)433-3291

www.qualityfoods.com

2

99


www.albernivalleynews.com A13 www.albernivalleynews.com

Alberni Valley JuneJune. 2, 2015 Alberni ValleyNews NewsTueday, - Tuesday, 02, 2015

Your community. Your classifieds.

TOLL FREE

(99¢ extra lines) Runs till it sells, up to 8 weeks

PERSONAL SERVICES

LOST AND FOUND

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

FOUND EARRINGS on theTurf Field. Call with identifying characteristics to claim. (250)723-3460.

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. SignUp online! iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853

IN MEMORIAM

IN MEMORIAM

In Loving Memory of our Son, Brother, Father, Uncle

1954 - 2010

PERSONAL SERVICES

6999150

We thought of you today but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday and the days before that too. Your memory is a keepsake from which we’ll never part. We have you in our hearts forever. Love Dad, Tricia and family

HELP WANTED

FINANCIAL SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY City of Port Alberni – Building and Plumbing Inspector The City of Port Alberni is accepting applications from qualified applicants for a Building and Plumbing Inspector. Under the direction of the City Planner, this position provides technical expertise and advice relating to building permit/inspection and related bylaws, codes and regulations. The Building and Plumbing Inspector undertakes the inspection of all types of building construction, repair and alteration, the checking of plans, processing of permit applications and the inspection of plumbing, sewer and foundation drainage installations for compliance to applicable regulations, by-laws and requirements. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for enforcing City by-laws and for providing technical information, advice and direction to a variety of contacts. Considerable independence of judgment and action is exercised in directing and participating in inspectional, regulatory and enforcement duties. Applicants must have the following qualifications: • Secondary School graduation plus completion of a diploma program in building technology from a recognized institute or community college or possession of a Journey/ Trades certification plus related courses, and over five years practical job experience in the construction industry or inspectional and regulatory experience. • Experience in Microsoft Office and Tempest and keyboarding skills. • Eligible for memberships in the Building Officials Association of British Columbia – Level 2 Certificate and the Plumbing Officials Association of British Columbia – Level 1 • Preferably to have a WETT (Wood Energy Transfer Technology) certification for Inspection. • Class 5 Driver’s License - Province of British Columbia. Short listed applicants will be required to complete a fitness test. Rate of pay is per CUPE, Local 118, Collective Agreement. Resumes with a covering letter with proof of required qualifications and references will be received until 4:30 p.m June 12, 2015 by Theresa Kingston, Director of Corporate Services at City Hall, 4850 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 1V8 or humanresources_resumes@ portalberni.ca. Please indicate which position you are applying for. We regret that only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

CLEANING SERVICES

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

EXPERIENCED, PROFESSIONAL, very reliable housekeeper available. Reasonable rates. (250)720-7288, lv msg.

CLOSING OUT SALE- commercial restaurant kitchen appliances. Call (250)723-5321.

MATURE LOGANBERRY plants for sale (250)723-7208.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

HANDYPERSONS R.W. MAINTENANCE- Ext/Int. painting, window/gutter cleaning, yrd work & all types of flooring. 35 yrs exp. Free est. You name it we do it! Call 250724-1966 or 250-735-1101.

HELP WANTED POSITIONS AVAILABLE, Howard Johnson Hotel. Experience required. Front Desk agent, housekeepers, and liquor store cashier. Bring resume to front desk of hotel.

FREE!

Ask us for more info.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FREE ITEMS TAX FREE MONEY is available, if you are a homeowner, today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online www.capitaldirect.ca



#(%#+Ă–#,!33)&)%$3Ă– $BMM

HELP WANTED

FREE HORSE manure. You pick up, phone for appointment. (250)723-2191.

FUEL/FIREWOOD ARBORIST SPECIALIZING in tree removal and hedging, also. Call 250-720-6393.

Casual Family Supervision Worker Flexible hours. Competitive wages. Port Alberni Family Guidance is seeking an employee to help to provide children with a safe and positive contact with their families and provide family members an opportunity to have positive interaction with children during visits. Qualifications: Minimum Grade 12 with one year of recent related experience. Some combination of education, training and experience including strategies for imparting knowledge, improving skills and building awareness of resources. Open to Male or Female. Requires union membership. Requires computer skills: Microsoft Word Requires use of applicant’s vehicle for work-related duties. Please submit cover letter and resume to: pafga@ shawbiz.ca

FIREWOOD. SEASONED dried Fir, delivered. Huge cord. 250-720-6393. GET YOUR wood now $140 a cord, let it season over the summer! Call Mike 250-7358811.

HELP WANTED

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY City of Port Alberni – GIS Technician

PORT ALBERNI CURVES FOR WOMEN

is looking for an energetic, outgoing individual who is committed to helping women lead an active healthy lifestyle. The successful candidate must be a role model for these women. Please apply in person at Curves Fitness Center located at 4201 6th Avenue. Applicant must bring cover letter. Deadline for applications is June 08 2015

The City of Port Alberni is accepting applications from qualified applicants for a GIS Technician. This is a technical position under the direction of the City Engineer. The position supports the ongoing maintenance and dissemination of infrastructure data and maps in the Geographic Information System (GIS) and related infrastructure databases. Primary duties will include data management and creation and provision of supportive mapping data and analysis. Applicants must have Grade 12, plus a 2 year diploma of Technology in Geographic Information Systems technology, Computer Sciences or equivalent, completion of a training course in AutoCAD Civil 3D and ArcGIS, 2 years’ experience in developing and maintaining GIS data and other GIS output products in a municipal setting and a valid BC Driver’s License Class 5. Applicants will be required to demonstrate and apply thorough knowledge and understanding of GIS and municipal infrastructure. Rate of pay is per CUPE, Local 118, Collective Agreement. Resumes with a covering letter with proof of required qualifications and references will be received until 4:30 p.m Monday, June 8, 2015 by Theresa Kingston, Director of Corporate Services at City Hall, 4850 Argyle Street, Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 1V8 or humanresources_resumes@ portalberni.ca. Please indicate which position you are applying for. We regret that only those applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

CONNECTING JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS www.localworkbc.ca

6991945

INFORMATION FIREARMS SAFETY Courses offered and firearms purchased by Certified Instructor Terry Lee (250)723-9768.

UsedAlberni.com

In the Alberni Valley News!

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Richard Gust

BONUS! We will upload your ad to

Private Party Merchandise Ad 1" PHOTO + 5 LINES

NEXCAR S a l e s lt d

DEALER #31178

250-724-3221 2006 Mazda Tribute 3.0 Litre 6cyl/Auto/Air Used Vehicle Price

$7,980**

STK#5479

2004 Volvo S60 RA/SR All Wheel Drive/2.5 Litre 5 Cyl/Auto/Air Used Vehicle Price

STK#5474

$7,980**

2008 Cadillac DTS 4.6 V8/Auto/Leather Used Vehicle Price

STK# 5444A

$8,980**

2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7 V8/Auto/Air/Leather/Sun Roof Used Vehicle Price

STK# 5457A

$8,980**

2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4.7 V8/Auto/Air/Power Group Used Vehicle Price

STK# 5436C

$22,980**

WE SPECIALIZE IN PRE-OWNED CARS & TRUCKS.

www.nexcarsales.com 3990 10th Ave, Port Alberni

6859550

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

SELL YOUR STUFF!

SUVS CARS CARS

plus tax

fax 250.723.6395 email classified@albernivalleynews.com

TRUCKS

$1999

1-855-310.3535


A14 www.albernivalleynews.com A14 www.albernivalleynews.com www.albernivalleynews.com

Tueday, 2, 2015, AlberniValley Valley News News Tuesday, June. 02, -- Alberni Tuesday, June.June 02, 2015 2015 Alberni Valley News

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE

FOR SALE BY OWNER

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

TRUCKS & VANS

CLASSIC AMERICAN outboard, 1964 Johnson 3HP, seahorse model JW w/original stand, fresh water use only, excellent condition, $275. Call (250)724-4630.

MODULAR HOME on mobile home park pad, needs inside finishing work. 1-bdrm, solid structure, new siding, soaker tub - Handyman special. $12,500.obo. 1-888-684-4290.

4 TIRES, like new with rims, 205/60R16, fits Ford cars. $500. obo. Call 250-723-7940. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

1980 VANGUARD 10.5’ trailer Bathroom, shower, queen bed, 2 single beds, furnace, hot water, F/S. $1500. 250-724-1892

PLANTS, EXCELLENT Prices - Hostas, Japanese maples, peonies, etc. (250)723-3218.

MISCELLANEOUS WANTED OLD SKELETON keys, anvils, anchors and whale bones. Please call (250)723-6191. WANTED: FISH tank, 30-40 gallon with accessories a plus. Call (250)723-8974.

PORT HARDY: Well maintained 6-plex. Great investment $385,000. Call Noreen 250-949-6319 or email to: imagine.it@cablerocket.com

NEW TO YOU

RENTALS

5500 XL Generator, can run a house $1000. (250)724-1892.

APARTMENT/CONDO

6’x12’ TANDEM AXLE Utility trailer. $800. Patio table and 6 chairs $175. (250)723-2787. FUTON FOR sale, excellent cond., $180. Call (250)7242932. LARGE SATELITTE Dish with Eye, stand & receiver. Used approx 4 times $150. (778)421-3232.

MARINE BOATS

PIONEER TOWERS. Senior 55+. N/S. Studio $350. 1-bdrm $420. Call (250)724-2013.

HOMES FOR RENT RENOVATED & Freshly painted 3-bdrm house. $850./mo Avail July 1st. (250)723-4947.

FOR SALE BY OWNER

SUITES, LOWER

15 ACRE RANCH in Cherry Creek. 5 bdrms, 3 bathroom house- barns. (250)723-7131.

NORTH PORT: Furnished 1 bdrm, N/S, no drinkers. Close to centre. Call (250)724-1397.

s 4 linely * for on

+ tax

includes FREE balloons, bright signs & tip sheet! *Extra lines $.50 ea

5TH WHEEL; 89’ Citation. $6100 obo. Canadian made and the quality shows that it was always kept in the garage. Unit is clean and excellent condition. (250)723-9244.

ABBEYFIELD BOOK & WHITE ELEPHANT sale. Sat. June 6, 10am-noon. 3839 8th Ave. No earlies please!

TRUCKS & VANS

1984 FORD Bronco XLT, only 100,000 km on 351W on propane, 10-1 compression, Keith Black pistons, Comp cam. C6 auto completely rebuilt. Have receipts and specs. Body rusty but drivetrain better than new. Good 31� tires. $3500. Call Monty, 250-216-3408 (Victoria).

Sudoku

1979 DOUBLE Eagle 17’ 125hp Volvo Penta, fresh water cooled, 2 tops (sloping & stand up), LCD video sounder, ML-250 GPS, compass, VHF radio, 2004 9.9 electric Johnson, $6000.Call 250-723-8293

3%,,Ă–9/52Ă– #!2Ă–&!34

WITHĂ–AĂ–CLASSIĂ˜EDĂ–AD 

Changing siren would cost $3,000: chief Pley From / A3

“The cow they used in Cannon Beach if they did that here, I wouldn’t hear it. I have cows next door. I hear them all the time,� she said. So she would likely tune out if she heard a cow mooing sound. Some sounds the students considered were also a little scary. “They played the sounds for us... some

of them sounded demonic. Some of them are most definitely nos,� said Wilson. “The elephant that we all thought would be cool at first and then we heard it and it was pretty bad on the system. Like scary.� Changing the tsunami system will ultimately require council approval, said Pley. He estimated it

would cost about $3,000 (which might be available in the firefighting budget) to implement a new warning sound and make changes to the tsunami warning system. The Civics 11 students plan to return to city council in the summer to present an update on their plan. reporter@albernivalleynews.com twitter.com/AlberniNews

Crossword ACROSS 1. Chronicles (abbr.) 4. Wallops 9. He supported the world 14. Own (Scottish) 15. Ungentle 16. Sinews 17. Computer processing 18. A Monkey’s song 20. Narrate or tell 22. Lampreys 23. Dialogue for the audience 24. Many signatured requests 29. Cost, insurance and freight 30. Not under 31. Exchange 32. S. Am. river - Rio de la ___ 34. Isaac’s mother (Bib.) 38. Sodium 39. Possesses

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

40. Falls 42. Animal pouch 43. Overdose 44. Samoyeds 45. Genus bellis 47. Mediation council 50. Beachware manufacturer 51. Not on 52. Inactive 56. 1963 Nobel chemist 59. Bambi 60. More ethereal 61. Adornments 66. No (Scottish) 67. 805 km Venezuelan river 68. Occasion 69. Time at 0 meridian (abbr.) 70. Nathan and George Ellery 71. S.I.T.C. character Jones 72. South southeast

Last Week’s Answers

Last Week’s Answers

once in any row, column or box.

1978 FIBERFORM 22.5’, 302 Ford engine with Merc leg, 2005 Merc kicker, new batteries. Trailer in good cond. Great ocean boat, sleeps 2. Fresh water sink. $6,500 obo. Call (250)738-0299, Qualicum.

Call 1-855-310-3535 by 9 am WED

GARAGE SALES

Remember no number can

Help for Nepal

Gurdwara Society priest Surjip Singh donates $2,625 on the society’s behalf to Red Cross volunteer Helen Forster.

1994 FORD Truck and 1994 Northern Lite Camper with shower, 3-way fridge. Garage kept. Offers. Call 250-7236846.

7

KATYA SLEPIAN/ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

2008 5TH Wheel- 28’ “Macho� made by Gulfstream. Living dining slide. $16,000. 250730-0089 or (250)723-3781.

$510/mo. 1 bdrm apt. Cats ok, smoking. No partiers or dealers. John 778-419-2275, 1-778-433-1137.

REAL ESTATE

$

2007 FORD Ranger FX4, ext cab, 4.0 L, Auto, 4x4, tow pkg, mounted metal tool box, box liner. 102,000 km. Orig cost $33,000 asking $14,300. Immaculate! Call 250-735-2707.

DOWN 1. Protocist genus 2. Hell 3. Copies 4. 1932 & 1980 Olympic mtn. 5. Part of harness 6. Macaws 7. Mutual savings bank 8. Flat or fitted bedding 9. Canted 10. Dissertation 11. Bulgarian monetary unit 12. Wonderment 13. Used to be United ___ 19. Hawaiian garland 21. Nearly horizontal mine shaft 24. Search party group 25. One who makes it into law 26. Exclamation of pain 27. Grannys 28. Out of it (slang)

32. Loudness units 33. Soup serving dipper 35. Rough, grating 36. A public promotion 37. Pleasure seekers 41. Article 42. Winnows 46. From a distance 48. Rural delivery 49. Previously 53. Nostrils 54. Icahn’s airline 55. Poker stakes 57. Game sides 58. Sharp, glacial ridge 60. Tennis’ Kournikova 61. Spoken telegraphic dash 62. Anti pollution agency 63. ___ de sac: one end access 64. Marsh elder genus 65. Original part maker (abbr.)


Alberni Valley News - Tuesday, June. 02, 2015

www.albernivalleynews.com A15

Sonja Drinkwater’s

BUSINESS SCENE

Call: 250.723.4306 or 250.723.6399

ALBERNI

FITNESS

Open 7 Days A Week

CLASSES 7 DAYS A WEEK

4795 Gertrude Street

250-723-2133

Check out our website for more information www.albernifitness.com Like us on Facebook!

6976392

Valley Dental Dr. Farid Nikfar

GENERAL & FAMILY DENTISTRY

Where Your Smile Gets Our Full Attention 6978348

250-724-6789

100 - 4115 6th Avenue

Alter Ego Studio and Cosmetology Institute Professional and Student Services Hours of Operation Tuesday - Friday - 9am - 5pm Saturday - 9am - 4pm

Goals met at Alberni Fitness

• COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL • INSTITUTIONAL • TENANT IMPROVEMENT

Enter to win a Troll Bead Jewelry Box with every mystery bead purchase. Also that day with $100 purchase before taxes, you will receive a Troll Bead Umbrella!

OPEN 9:30 AM-5:30 PM 4558 Elizabeth Street | 250-723-3822 | www.finishingtouches.ca

6976405

will be launched next Saturday, June 6

59 EACH

$

MATT 250-731-1082

$144,900 - 4852 Ian Ave. GREAT STARTER

• Upper North Port • 4 bed, 1 bathroom • Fenced backyard

CRAIG FILIPCHUK 250-720-6220

ROLL ENDS AVAILABLE For packing, kids crafts, storage, and a variety of other uses! For sale at our front counter 4656 Margaret Street

Matt

“Your project is our business”

NEW STOCK ARRIVING DAILY

Limited edition MYSTERY BEAD

6978277

250-723-8300

4545 Gertrude St., Port Alberni Email: alteregostudio@shaw.ca

6978267

Doig. “As I watched from the audience each one of them glowed with their own style,” says Alberni Fitness owner and trainer Patricia Gobell. “The credit is truly deserving for all their hard work and commitment to themselves for being on stage with many other experienced ladies.” If you are looking to lose a few pounds or improve your tness level or train for a competition Alberni Fitness will do what they can to help you succeed. Call Alberni Fitness at 250-723-2133. See more photos on Facebook.

6978226

power me though my workouts. “Needs rather then satisfaction played a big part of the food,” adds Lauren Dube. “Self discipline was the key to my success,that was the toughest part ‘love the end results’ I was ready for the stage.” says Brianne Morrison. “Eating was enjoyable and very similar to my regular whole food diet,challenges was adding more protein and carbs to build my muscle, I felt amazing during my training the rush on stage was an incredible feeling,” says Jeannie

Taking Applications Now for September

New LED Lights in stock

LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE at

Check out our new CLEARANCES 4791 Tebo Avenue • 250-724-1931

6978235

Alberni Fitness is proud to be the home gym for some amazing local women who recently competed in the NPAA BC Classics body modeling competition. “Challenging myself everyday for workouts and eating clean was what made me feel condent on that stage,” says competitor Kristen Frankow. “It took overwhelming strength both mentally and physically to push though frustration,fatigue and determination, I SUCCEEDED” says Lisa Borovica. “80% is made in the kitchen (food to fuel) to

Phone - 250-723-8300 Call for Appt.


A16 www.albernivalleynews.com

Tuesday, June. 02, 2015 - Alberni Valley News

◆ BIKE TO WORK WEEK

Time to update estuary info in all promotional material From / A4

KATYA SLEPIAN/ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Rodney Dickinson cycles along Burde Street as part of Bike to Work Week on May 25.

KATYA SLEPIAN/ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Heidi Reinikka cycles home from work along the Log Train Trail on Monday, May 25.

Ducks Unlimited became involved, as well as the city, the regional district, the harbour authority, and MacMillan Bloedel (later Weyerhaeuser). After long and complex negotiations a deal was struck, the land purchased. Since then the property has been in a funny no-man’s land without an official name. It is variously called the Somass Estuary Management Plan, or just the Somass Estuary, or the Ducks Unlimited property. A management plan for the property, and the whole area around it, was created in 2004 and endorsed by all the parties. It can be found on the AlberniClayoquot Regional District website. Because of the natural beauty of the area, fact that it is

open to the public and it attracts a lot of wildlife and birds, it has become popular with residents seeking an open sunny area for a stroll. And for many years it has been promoted by the chamber of commerce visitors’ centre, the regional district and the annual Alberni Valley Visitor Guide. And so it should be: it’s a fabulous place. But the promotional effort handcuffs itself for several reasons. First, people keep calling the area the JV Clyne Bird Sanctuary. No signs exist that will guide a person to the property or to announce arrival at it. If you want to call it something, call it the Somass Estuary. At least there are two signs for that; one at Victoria Quay and one at the entrance to the property.

Second there are no signs that point the way to the property. And third, at the other two unofficial entrances there are signs saying no trespassing, and do not park in front of the gate. For many years I have been speaking out about this. I published a column about it back in 2008 in another publication yet the JV Clyne Bird Sanctuary still popped up in this year’s Visitors’ Guide. And JV Clyne is still all over the Internet. It is time to either go with the flow and re-establish the old name or consistently apply the albeit duller name, the Somass Estuary. Editor’s note: Sandy McRuer sits on the Somass Estuary Management Committee.

Stay alert while behind the wheel and you’ll stay alive From / A2

It also made me realize that as young and immortal as we often felt, any of us could die in the blink of an eye. I drove more attentively after that. I’m not sure how long that lasted, but it definitely wasn’t long enough. There have been so many car accidents since then that have reminded me that our vehicles are potential killing machines and should be thought of in that way every time they’re in operation. So what can I do personally to stay

focused, alert and defensive while driving? For years my friend Paul Hergott’s been recommending putting our hands at the ten and two position on the

steering wheel. “Some argue that the nine and three, or the eight and four makes for better positioning,” says the personal injuries lawyer located in West

Kelowna. “What’s optimum for driving is debatable, but what matters to me is that the ten and two position is the least comfortable, requiring conscious attention to keep them there. When my mind wanders, so do my hands, and that movement to a more comfortable position alerts me to refocus my attention on the important task at hand.” According to Transport Canada more than 165,000 people were injured in car crashes in 2013 —that’s 452 per day.

These numbers seem to drop every year with safer vehicles and mandatory safety laws being implemented, but the numbers are still staggering and unacceptable. Those injured and the families of the 1,923 people who lost their precious lives in just one year would agree. “Even one crash is too many,” Paul says. “If we could just open our eyes to the immense personal losses in injuries and deaths, those crash statistics would be slashed significantly.” The RCMP doesn’t

refer to them as car accidents anymore. “The word accident suggests something couldn’t be helped,” Paul continues. “Virtually all crashes are preventable and are usually caused from someone driving inattentively, recklessly, impaired or falling asleep at the wheel.” Staying awake has always been a challenge for me when overtired or driving too long, so I’ve learned to pull over and take a nap if tricks like opening the window or playing music don’t keep me

alert. We all know our strengths and weaknesses when it comes to driving. The key to preventing car crashes, though, seems simply to be paying continuous attention to the road ahead of us. By doing so, we can help keep everyone safe, including ourselves. For more tips and information on preventing injuries and deaths due to car crashes, please visit OneCrashIsTooMany. com. Lori Welbourne is a syndicated columnist.

Job Market Trends. Just one of the reasons to follow LocalWorkBC.ca on Twitter. /localwork-bc

@localworkbc

Alberni Valley News, June 02, 2015  

June 02, 2015 edition of the Alberni Valley News

Alberni Valley News, June 02, 2015  

June 02, 2015 edition of the Alberni Valley News