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40-pounder tops Salmon Fest fishing derby SUSAN QUINN

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Bob Moulton and Chrissi Zaklan of Langley, BC have tried for four years to win the Port Alberni Salmon Festival fishing derby. This year, with a fluorescent pink hoochie and some luck around the mouth of Bamfield harbour, they did. Moulton caught a 40.40-pound salmon on Sunday morning to record the biggest catch of the day as well as the derby. “I watched him play it in; it was so awesome,” Zaklan said. “Watching it come to the boat, it was so big.” They were fishing The Wall with Ken Bodaly from Rocky Point Charters at about 7 a.m. Sunday when the fish bit at a depth of 61 feet, Moulton said. “It was like a big log. Not much of a fight. He took a lot of the line; he didn’t want to come in.” Half an hour after he hooked the fish, it was in the boat. They caught about

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Cec Hamilton has volunteered at Salmon Fest with the Kiwanis Club throughout the years since the mid-1970s. He wins the Egon Matheson Memorial Award for volunteer of the year.

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Bob Moulton, left, and Chrissi Zaklan of Langley, BC pose with Moulton’s derby-winning 40.4-pound salmon.

five in total that day, and Bodaly drove them in to a weigh station just before the 9 p.m. deadline. Moulton said he has a 2008 Chevy truck

that “needs some body work and a paint job”, and his winnings will go toward that. Salmon Fest organizer Dan Washington was

hoping for a 44-pounder for the 44th annual festival, but said he would be satisfied with a 40.40-pounder as the winner.

“I’m very happy we got a 40-pounder in there.” Washington said although derby tickets were down slightly over last year, they still broke even, and the festival crowds were good despite the wet weather. “I’m very happy with the results,” he said. Longtime Kiwanis volunteer Cec Hamilton was named the Egon Matheson

Memorial Award winner for volunteer of the year. Hamilton first volunteered with the Salmon Fest in the 1970s, then left town for 24 years. He returned to Port Alberni 12 years ago and he and his wife Karin have been involved ever since. Washington said the late Matheson would have been pleased with Hamilton’s win this year. “When it comes to Salmon Fest time he’s here day and night the week coming up (to the festival). For an 80-something-yearold man, that’s pretty amazing. Egon would appreciate something like that.”

‘I’m very happy we got a 40-pounder in there.’ – Dan Washington “It means a lot to be appreciated,” a humbled Hamilton said. “I’m only one of a whole bunch of guys.” Trevor Cootes won the Fred Duncan Memorial Trophy for

the largest fish caught by a Port Alberni resident. His 25.8lb. Chinook was the second largest fish of the day on Saturday (Sept. 5). Tyler Steele won the Gary Rooke Memorial Trophy for largest hatchery Chinook. Following are the daily fish winners: SATURDAY 1 – Larry Price, Delta, 31.65 lbs. 2 – Trevor Cootes, Port Alberni, 25.8 lbs. 3 – Joe Veenkamp, 24.15 lbs. SUNDAY 1 – Bob Moulton, Langley, 40.4 lbs. 2 – Randy Evans, 24.65 lbs. 3 – Ed Eckstrom, Nanaimo, 23.25 lbs. MONDAY 1 – Julia Magrath, Lantzville, 26.5 lbs. 2 – Brad Jasken, Port Alberni, 23.05 lbs. 3 – Matthew Klyne, Lantzville, 23 lbs. For other prize winners including daily hidden prize and draw winners, go online at www. salmonfestival.ca or search Port Alberni Salmon Festival on Facebook. editor@albernivalleynews.com

Question of next year’s festival location re-surfaces KATYA SLEPIAN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Port Alberni’s Salmon Fest has no plans to move anywhere for next year, despite persistent talks about a move to Harbour Quay. “The materialization of that, there’s still a huge amount of

details to work out,” said Salmon Fest president Dan Washington. “I would speculate... I don’t know if we’re going to move at all.” According to Washington, one possibility would be moving the festival to land the Port Alberni Port Authority recently purchased

beside Western Forest Products’ Somass Mill. The port authority intends to build a fuel dock in the area. “So there’s a possibility of moving there.” It’s looking like a brighter possibility than Harbour Quay. “Not being able to use the port authority property (at the

quay), it just sort of crams everything down there. Parking becomes a premium. “Displacing the merchants who do pay rent down there [Harbour Quay] is a problem,” he added. The Salmon Fest organizers have been at Clutesi Haven Marina for long enough to

have a setup they like, making moving difficult. “Where we are now, we’re not displacing any of the merchants down there because there really aren’t any.” V.I. Fries, who operate at Clutesi, have it written into their agreement that they must vacate for

Salmon Fest weekend. But Salmon Fest might have to figure out a new location for next year anyway. PAPA’s new lease for Clutesi Haven Marina includes a clause that a request for proposal for development must be issued by the end of 2015. Currently, the only requirement

is that the new development contain public washrooms. However, Washington (who is a current city councillor) is hoping for more. “We’re hoping for bigger and better things there,” said Washington. “It’s very hard to say... [Salmon Fest] hasn’t looked that far ahead.”

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The Alberni Valley Bulldogs will be playing a game of road hockey to benefit Literacy Alberni’s Raise-A-Reader program on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m in the AV Multiplex parking lot. A by-donation barbecue starts at 5 p.m. For more information call 250-723-7323.

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Come out to the Alberni District Fall Fair from Thursday, Sept. 10 to Sunday, Sept. 14. The weekend’s biggest event features a midway, a youth ATV safety course, a horse show and more! General admission is $2 for Thursday (or a can of non-perishable food for the first hour). Friday to Sunday admission $10 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and $3 for kids six to 12. An all day midway ride pass is $32. For more information visit www.albernifair.com.

• All monies raised in Port Alberni are spent in Port Alberni. • Building a healthier, stronger Community. • More than just reading, writing and numeracy. • Programming for families, adults, seniors, immigrants, and students. • Nutritional literacy, Computer literacy, English as a Second Language.

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The Arrowsmith Rotary Club is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for the 2016 Arts District Grant program. For 2016 the Grant Program will continue to provide assistance to individuals, organizations and businesses who are interested in participating in activities that benefit the community specifically through enhancing the Rotary Arts District and achieving its purpose. The purpose of the Rotary Arts District is, through partnership with community organizations, businesses and citizens, to develop an Arts District on Argyle Street which will : • increase the recognition of the contribution that arts makes to the community • inspire community pride, • contribute to the revitalization of the uptown area, and increase the profile of Rotary in the Community. The program is not restricted to charitable or non-profit organizations. Applicants can be individuals, organizations or businesses. Individuals must be an adult and a resident of the Alberni Valley for at least one year prior to the application deadline.

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The Philippine Mars, left, and Hawaii Mars sit together on Sproat Lake for the first time in a number of years. The reunion was brief, however, as the Hawaii Mars was taken out of the water and put in dry dock at the Coulson Flying Tankers’ bomber base on Friday. The Philippine Mars will be on the water for a little while longer. KATYA SLEPIAN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

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Any organizations wishing to showcase their volunteer opportunities can e-mail pabetterathome@ shaw.ca. People thinking of donating their time and talents can browse agency tables in a low-key environment looking for more info.

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Alberni residents step up during drought

DRINKING WATER: | Water conservation measures combined with the recent rainfall have replenished Port Alberni’s Lizard Lake water reservoir.

Efforts by Port Alberni residents to conserve water during the recent summer drought have been a great success, according to city engineer Guy Cicon. “We’ve really decreased consumption,” Cicon said. Given the drought condition plaguing Vancouver Island this summer, that’s quite an achievement. Stage four drought— the highest level in the province—were imposed on the Island at the beginning of July. According to Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations public affairs officer Greig Bethel, “Vancouver Island has not reached level four conditions since the province started declaring drought levels with the development of the B.C. Drought Response Plan in 2010.” A mere 82 millimetres of rain have fallen at the China Creek dam, the city of Port Alberni’s main water source, this summer. But despite the lack of rain or the fact that both May and July 2015 were the hottest ones of record since 1993 (with June not far behind as the third hottest), Port Alberni residents have cut their water usage by almost 2,300 cubic metres since June 1. According to city water works statistics, average water usage dropped from 15,118 cubic metres in June to 12,828 cubic metres in August. And despite July being a scorcher, residents average only 13,729 cubic metres daily. It’s not by accident; the city imposed stage one water restrictions on June 8 after seeing its main water

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Aug.29: 10,590 m3 (stage two water restrictions) That’s an average daily water consumption decrease of 15% between June and August. reservoir at Lizard Lake drop to levels not ever seen so early. When observing lake levels on June 4, Cicon said that “typically the lakes would be spilling at this point and they’d be spilling till the beginning of July... so we’re four to six weeks early.” Despite water conservation measures, the gauge by the Lizard Lake slipway read 30 centimetres lower by July 13, when Cicon made the decision to go to stage two restrictions. It was something that Cicon, who’s been with the city for close to two decades, has never

had to do before. Since then, things have improved. Between much lower water consumption, a slightly cooler August and the 63 millimetres of rain that fell at the China Creek dam prior to the Labour Day weekend, Cicon is feeling optimistic. “We look at three pieces when deciding on water restrictions; the weather, water consumption and lake levels,” he said. Rain the last weekend in August pushed the water level at the Lizard Lake gauge up by around 40 centimetres. “With the rain over the weekend, the

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The gauge at the Lizard Lake slipway rose approximately 40 centimetres between the summer low on Aug. 20 and on Sept. 2, after the recent rainfall.

lake level increasing and lower water consumption, we may be able to lift stage two water restrictions and return back to stage one.” While the city will continue to monitor weather, consumption and lake levels, Cicon said that if the current conditions stay stable, he’ll advise city council to move back to stage one water restrictions at their Sept. 14 meeting.

We Are All Green at Heart CHOOSE GREEN

Upcoming Events PORT ALBERNI FALL FAIR Sept. 10 to 13 | Various Times at the Fair Grounds PLATFORM LAUNCH & TOWN HALL with Elizabeth May Sept. 11 | 7-9pm at Parksville Community Centre HORNBY ISLAND FALL FAIR Sept. 13 | 11am-2pm P-ART-Y ON THE DRIVE Sept. 13 | 4-5pm Walk About on Resort Drive, Parksville TOWN HALL with Andrew Weaver, Sept. 18 | 7-9pm Hupacasath First Nation, House of Gathering, Port Alberni WEEKLY OPEN HOUSE - Your chance to talk one-on-one with Glenn about the issues that matter most to you! TUESDAYS - Meet and Greet, Char’s in Port Alberni, 4:30-5:30. WEDNESDAYS - Parksville Campaign Office #205 Jensen Ave E., 4:30-5:30. THURSDAYS - Courtenay Campaign Office #350-17th Street, 4:30-5:30.

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HOME HOSTING - Your opportunity to have Glenn come meet with you and your friends and family to discuss his candidacy and the Green Platform, Please call Rosie Sollitt (250) 240-7899.

• Wee Glee, Glee & SeaNotes classes start Thursday, Sept. 10 • STAGES classes begin Sept. 14

LAWN SIGNS - If you would like to show your support for the Green Party of Canada and the Glenn Sollitt Campaign, lawn and window signs are available! Please call Sunshine at (250) 248-8809. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with Canvassing, Events and Office Support. Drop by the office or call Wendy Powell to sign up today!

• Pink Floyd Tribute Band playing Sept. 19 • Now and Then…Beatles Tribute Band playing Sept. 26

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EDITORIAL

No place for politics Urban society slides into helplessness Graphic images from a beach in Turkey last week of children who drowned as their family fled war in Syria have brought the plight of refugees from that middle eastern country to light for Canadians. And that is a good thing: European countries are ill equipped to handle the estimated four million refugees that have already fled Syria, never mind stem the flood that continues to assail its borders. What is not a good thing is the way Canada’s major political party leaders have used those deaths as pawns in their election campaigns. Each party has pledged to bring more refugees into the country “if elected”, in a sickening game of political oneupmanship. We find this practice disgraceful. Humanity—not politics—should guide Canada’s decision to get involved in this crisis. Private refugee sponsorship is a strategy we can agree on: in fact, Canada did something similar back in 1979 when, according to the Toronto Star, 7,000 Canadian groups sponsored 29,269 refugees fleeing the Vietnam War. There is no reason we cannot do the same thing to help Syrian refugees. Canadian families wishing to sponsor Syrian relatives living in refugee camps should be able to do so. Churches or other community groups should be allowed to sponsor other refugee families—whatever they feel their community can absorb. In order to do so, the federal government needs to loosen the red tape noose when it comes to foreign aid. We agree Canada must be involved in helping ease the refugee crisis. But not for the purpose of scoring political points. —Alberni Valley News

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f all the immature, ignorant whining that came out of the recent power failure in the Lower Mainland, one example summed up the decline of our urban culture for me. It wasn’t the people who flooded 9-1-1 with calls demanding to know when their power would be restored, or complaining about their freezers. It wasn’t those on Twitter insisting BC Hydro pay for food that went bad. It was another social media moment. With part of his community without electricity for a third day, Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart went to his Facebook page, which has a wide following. There he pleaded with residents to stop phoning city hall to demand that a local bigbox supermarket provide milk and eggs. Power had been restored

at the store only a few hours before, in the dead of night, and it’s safe to assume that all stores were working flat out to restock perishables. Where do people get the notion that city hall, or whatever all-powerful nanny state they imagine, controls grocery stores? How do they conclude that in the midst of the worst electrical grid failure on record, BC Hydro is going to address their personal situation above all others? Vancouver broadcast media weren’t much better. Their big focus was that BC Hydro’s website crashed, so people couldn’t call it up on their smartphones and find out instantly when their power would be back on. Some even questioned why wireless power meters didn’t help. Perhaps these were the same journalists who fed

the tinfoil-hat superstition about their signals. The facts should be known by now. After an extremely dry spring and summer, a high wind shattered trees and took down more wires and poles than BC Hydro had ever coped with before. Further damage was done within areas that were already blacked out, leaving overtaxed technicians unable to accurately assess the full extent of it. In Coquitlam and elsewhere, poles were down in areas too rain-saturated for heavy repair trucks to reach. Yes, there were some too-optimistic repair estimates given out, in response to the constant screeching for instant answers. About 15 years ago I experienced my worst power outage in the Fraser Valley. In a semi-rural area

‘Where do people get the notion that city hall... controls grocery stores?’

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with little backup grid capacity (since greatly improved), my family went three days without power. This was in winter, due to wind and freezing rain followed by snow and cold. Trickles of water kept pipes from freezing, and the gas stove provided a bit of heat. I heard no complaints about the crews struggling around the clock with the dangerous job of repair. Media coverage was mostly adult supervised. Megastorm madness isn’t an isolated case. A couple of weeks before that, a temporary bump on the Lion’s Gate Bridge deck caused panic and rage. Aggravated by a couple of accidents on the alternate route, and fed by hysterical media, drivers of West Van luxury cars were white-knuckled. Traffic choked the region that recently declined to pay a bit more for road improvements. In both cases, people outside Lotus Land were muttering: Welcome to our world.

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the nanny state create a hugely subsidized system, which has already failed in Quebec, from coast to coast? Are you ready for the day when the machine stops? Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press.

Re: Syrian refugee crisis. When I see all the media hype around the tragic drowning of a Syrian refugee and when I read about how all the politicians are jumping on that bandwagon I just shake my head. I am an immigrant and have no issues with sharing but it makes me sad to see so much press given to the outcome, yet so little to the cause. If all the so-called caring individuals, caring politicians, caring countries and caring world leaders really, truly cared then they would work not to save a few but work towards ending the war(s) that are the real problem. War is the No. 1 industry of how many nations? If the sale of weapons were stopped that would go a lot further than a Band-Aid, and would hopefully last longer. Also keep in mind that all waste of life is unacceptable and all equally sad. Yet how few words were spent on the young girl that died in Winnipeg while being housed in a hotel because there aren’t

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enough foster care homes available. How many politicians gave a darn and opened up the purse strings then for more funding? Charity, in whatever form, and whether at home or abroad, just acts like a smoke and mirror act conjurers used to do: very little actually goes where needed, and none of it helps the root problem. And that is that there is too much killing being done over resources. Even if the wording implies a higher reason, it all boils down to money. We trade with no scruples. We fuel the fight in so many ways. Yet when a tragedy strikes we all look at the other as if to say we don’t know how that can happen. It happens because we let it. Ruth John, Port Alberni

Too perfect to be true? To the Editor,

Wow! In the latest election campaign ad a Conservative supporter says, “Stephen Harper isn’t perfect”. The lady in the ad is oh, so wrong. Harper is perfect. He is the perfect target for opposition parties. Why? Because most Canadian voters consider Mister Harper to be the poster boy for all incompetently devious, corrosively divisive, unrepentant and arrogantly elitist political hypocrites. Lloyd Atkins, Vernon

How to pay for promises? To the Editor,

Tom Mulcair is making a lot of promises on his election campaign for the NDP across Canada. National $15 a day childcare. Cost to government will be 1.9 billion per year at implementation and up to $5 billion per year when fully

implemented. There is one catch to this promise which he will not discuss: the provinces have to come up with their share, which is 40 per cent. How can the six have-not provinces come up with this kind of money? Roads, bridges, and transit infrastructures at a cost of $1.5 billion a year. Restore home mail delivery at a cost of $500 million per year. Raise guaranteed income supplement for seniors at a cost of $400 million a year. Hire and train 2500 new police officers at a cost of $100 million per year. Where is Mulcair going to find this extra money, and still balance the budget in his first-year mandate? Either Mulcair has a money-minting genie in a magic lamp in the truck of his campaign bus or he has some explaining to do to voters. If Mulcair and his NDP are elected to

the government of Canada, you know exactly how he intends on keeping his promises above. The No. 1 rule of NDP economics of finance is to borrow, tax and spend, just like the former provincial NDP governments in B.C., Saskatchewan, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and soon to be voted out NDP provincial government in Manitoba. The NDP have started demolishing Alberta now, and will also be a one-term NDP government. Remember though, that the Alberta NDP only won the election because of vote splitting. Mulcair, Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley, and B.C. NDP’er John Horgan will not admit to this by keeping a blind eye to the truth. Some taxpayers are saying that the federal conservatives must go, but would these taxpayers take back a former spouse from a previous divorce to re-create the nightmare, but at the same time are willing to do it with your federal government? Remember, we cannot have our cake and eat it too. Joe Sawchuk, Duncan

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It was activity time at a picnic for special needs young people. One game consisted of tying a balloon to each person’s foot with a string – the object of the game being to step on and break the other’s balloons while protecting your own. First the adult caregivers and parents played, until only one was left and was cheered by all as the winner. Then it was the young people’s turn. Soon into the activity the game plan changed. They began holding the balloons in place for others to step on, cheering as each balloon popped. This continued until the last balloon was secured , stepped on and burst, followed by a great cheer. The challenged youths had changed the nature of the game and now everyone was a winner. Just think if our churches all had this spirit of unity and cooperation: what an effect we would have on the world.

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The Alberni District Fall Fair is back for its 70th run and it’s got more to offer than ever before, said administrator Ann Siddall. “We have ATV safety happening for kids,” said Siddall. “They’re called

going out and thinking they know it all.” Up to 40 kids will have something else pretty great to look forward to. “The Fairly Amazing Game is based on the old ‘minute to win it’ game,” said Siddall. “There will be several challenges based on the fair itself. It should be

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A new generation of logger sports in Alberni The sound of axes hitting wood and the patter of running feet echo from a large wooden house across the Somass River. While it is fall, it’s not the wintertime that’s being prepared for—it’s the Alberni District Fall Fair.’s annual logger sports competition, which closes out the fair on Sunday. “We have a little pool set up and they’ve got the target there and a log set up for the hand and power sawing,” said Mike Boyko. It’s all set up for Mike’s son Kenji, 14, and their neighbour Nathan Krein, 19. “They’ve been competing for about three years in the men’s novice category

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you’d see them in the Jill and Jill sawing where you use the old crosscut saw and now they’re in just about every event.” The new diversity is helping continue on the logger sports tradition, Mike said. “It’s good to see, it’s good for the sport.”

While the sport used to draw contestants through connections with the logging camps and communities, the slow down in logging in the region has meant that new pools of talent are needed. “In the 1970s and 1980s it was big and

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getting it faster and faster... pretty much keep doing it till you don’t fall off,” said Krein. “It’s very technical,” said Mike. “When I was rolling I was like Kenji, a light small person, and I had to use my quickness and just try to wear the guys out. Bigger guys would kick and jerk the log with their feet if they’re really strong.” Apart from training long and often, competing against new talent gives the two boys something to aspire to. “They went to [competitions in] Campbell River and Squamish. Squamish has a really big show the August long weekend,” said Mike. “I took Kenji and Nathan over and it was a good experience for them. It’s a really big grandstand and a big arena and some different competition for them.” The logger sports competition at the Fall Fair will be good for that. “We’ve got a really good guy coming up from the States... the boys won’t get better till they’ve got someone good to learn against.”

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Meals on Wheels celebrates 43rd year with new cooks Meals on Wheels will celebrate its 43rd anniversary with a new kitchen and a new schedule. Various food establishments have taken care of preparing the meals necessary for Meals on Wheels clients over the years. Country Kitchen handled it

most recently, and is now passing the torch to The Cypress at Chances Rim Rock, whose chef staff will now prepare meals for clients. Because The Cypress is closed on Mondays, Meals on Wheels will now deliver meals Tuesday through Saturday. Meals on Wheels

was first started by Helen Patenaude on Nov. 24, 1972. It ran under the financial umbrella of the Family Guidance Association with Beth Lawrence, assisted by Eleanor Yates, as the first coordinators. There were three volunteer drivers and six clients at the outset but

before long there were 16 clients. Ardis Pearce, Connie Stewart and Kay Wallace were the drivers in those early years. The dinners were assembled and boxed from the kitchen of West Coast General Hospital three times a week. Everything was done

on a volunteer basis and the clients paid $1.00 each for their meals to cover the cost of the food. In 1975, Lawrence moved to the mainland and Nita Wiltse took over as coordinator. At that time the cost of meals was increased to $1.25. In 1979 the

meals started being delivered from Fir Park Village. As a registered society, funding became available through the Ministry of Health. Since then, funding is obtained through grants from Island Health and community gaming grant. Clients also pay

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for meals and Meals on Wheels relies on the generosity of individuals and community organizations. More than 250 meals are delivered on a weekly basis, usually between 4–5 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday. Meals on Wheels operates with a pool of about 45 drivers. New drivers are always welcome. If you are interested in donating just an hour and 15 minutes of your time once per week, contact Janet at 250-7303090 or portalberni mealsonwheels.com.

Occupants escape house fire

From / A12 “There’s significant damage to the house, outbuildings and neighbour’s outbuildings,” said Pley. The blaze was called in by a passerby at 2:44 a.m. The fire was deemed severe enough to trigger an automatic mutual aid response from the Sproat Lake and Beaver Creek volunteer fire departments. A truck from each came to support the three PAFD trucks on scene. “The people inside woke up to the fire outside the window and smoke in the house,” Pley said. Two elderly occupants and their dog got out safely and stayed with a neighbour overnight, Pley added. The house was insured. The fire spread into the attic and fire crews were pushed out of the building, said Pley, only able to re-enter when the roof was breached. “It relieves the pressure, gives the fire and smoke a place to go,” Pley said. reporter@albernivalleynews.com twitter.com/AlberniNews

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THE ARTS

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Ally Flaro competes in the Salmon Fest Karaoke Finals (13– 18-year category), Sunday at Clutesi Haven Marina. Flaro finished second in her category. KATYA SLEPIAN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

King crowned karaoke queen Maggie King won the 19 and older category of the Salmon Fest Karaoke Finals, Sunday at Clutesi Haven Marina. Brandi MacDonald was second. King was one of

many contestants in the annual contest. Tryouts happened the week before Salmon Fest, semi-finals run on Saturday and the finals on Sunday. Andi Payne won the 12 and under

category, with Zoe Carroll and Morgan Schoen finishing second and third, respectively. Molly Gamble won 13–18year category, Ally Flaro was second and Angela Spence third.

The Rollin Art Centre was given a recent gift by Jim Lawson and the students of SD 70 and VAST. Stop by the gardens to take a swing on this beautiful new addition to the gardens, where many generations of family photos have been taken. Now, replaced by this work of art in itself, many more generations will have the opportunity for family photos, or just a time to reflect. The old cedar swing was in desperate repair and ready to crumble when Lawson and his students stepped in and took on this project— Lawson to teach his students the fine craft of woodworking while giving back to the community. We are extremely appreciative for this incredible gift.

Titled “My View of Nature Close Up and Away” this exquisite art exhibit is currently on at the Rollin Art Centre’s Gallery until Sept. 19, featuring watercolour artist Judi Pedder. Pedder is showcasing her collection of flower portraits and landscapes.

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The Third Annual Alberni Valley Paint Out is happening on Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the support of DRAW Gallery in conjunction with the International Plein Air Painters (IPAP) 13th Great Worldwide Paint Out. On Saturday, artists will paint at Sproat Lake Provincial Park at various locations and on Sunday, at Harbour Quay. At 4:30 p.m. there will be an exhibit of the weekend’s work and a reception at The Starboard Grill at the Harbour Quay. The public is invited

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Tables available at mill market This year’s McLean Mill Christmas market will be back again over two weekends, Nov. 27–29 and Dec. 5–6. If you are interested in renting a craft table, please stop by the Rollin Art Centre for your application, or call 250-724-3412.

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