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Rock the vote KATYA SLEPIAN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

With the federal election only four days away, it’s time to rock the vote, says Sarah Thomas. She’s not the only one who thinks so—she’s just one member of Rock the Vote, a nonpartisan organization encouraging people to do just that come federal election day on Monday, Oct. 19. “It’s a non-partisan organization encouraging people to vote,” said Thomas. “We’re giving people information on how to register to vote, different ID requirements and where the Elections Canada office is,” said Thomas. Why are they going to so much trouble? “Every vote matters,” said Thomas. “Only 52 per cent of the people in this riding voted in the last election.” While people may feel that their vote doesn’t count, when only half of the voters in the riding voted—it does. “If the other half were all not voting because they were feeling disenchanted or because their voice wasn’t being heard... if all those people came out things would be different.” For those who feel like the issues on the table at election time don’t apply to them, Thomas said the best way to make

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Sarah Thomas finds a ‘Rock the Vote’ rock on Second Avenue. Volunteers placed handpainted rocks around town reminding people to vote.

sure politicians pay attention is to vote. “For young people, they say well politicians don’t talk about issues that interest me,” Thomas said. That attitude from voters makes a vicious cycle of certain demographics not voting, politicians realizing that and continuing to ignore them and those people not voting again because they feel they’re being ignored. “That’s a big reason to care; so that those issues get addressed,” said Thomas. “I think if the youth show up and ask the questions about the things that worry them, then politicians will start to pay more attention.” But it’s not just

youth who don’t vote. “The First Nations vote in this riding was 42 per cent,” said Thomas. That’s 10 per cent under the general turnout for the riding. All-candidates meetings like the one hosted by the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council at the Hupacasath House of Gathering on Sept. 28 do help, Thomas said. The 42nd annual federal election takes place on Oct. 19. Port Alberni residents can vote at Echo Centre from 7 a.m. —7 p.m. To find out where your polling station is, check your voter registration card or go online to www. elections.ca. You’ll need one I.D. that has your name, photo and current address. Continued / A22

The new riding of Courtenay-Alberni crosses divergent communities, all voting for the same candidates.

New riding ‘voter grab bag’ ELECTION 2015: | Geographical ridings create problems, discord among voters. KATYA SLEPIAN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

A multitude of diverse communities make up the newly created federal riding of Courtenay-Alberni. From the remote Hesquiaht in the northeast corner to the Alberni Valley in the middle of the Island to Parksville at the eastern edge, the diversity of the populations that make up the newly created riding are diverse as any across the country. And that, according to University of Victoria associate professor of political science Dr. James Lawson, is a problem Canada-wide.

“This is a perpetual you see in Port problem of a system Alberni are the based on geographical problems you see in a units because there lot of rural and remote is such a profound ridings,” he said. difference in The problem geographical could be concentration overcome, between he added, in cities and a variety of rural ridings,” ways. List said Lawson. voting for Since each example, has riding is voters vote supposed for a list of JAMES to have candidates LAWSON a similar and the seats number of are allocated voters in order to to MPs based on how have similar influence many votes each in Ottawa, ridings party gets. can end up looking A combined system like “voter grab is also an option, bags”—determined whereby voters by population and vote both for a local not similarity of candidate and then communities. for candidates for a “So the problems larger region, possibly

province sized. But while CourtenayAlberni may be a “grab bag” of voters, the voting patterns of the people in it are unlikely to change much since the previous election. “Election to election, regions in rural areas tend to vote in similar patterns over time,” said Lawson. But that might be set to change. According to Insights West, if the current riding boundaries were applied to 2011 and 2008, NDP support has grown from 34 per cent to 40 per cent while the Conservatives have held steady at 45 per cent. Continued / A22

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Council is now accepting applications from residents of the City of Port Alberni interested in volunteering their time to assist in the review process for the City of Port Alberni’s Community Investment Program (CIP). Appointments will be for a three year term. This Committee reviews grant applications from not-for-profit community service, multicultural, and recreation/amateur sport organizations, based on the priorities established by City Council. The Committee also reviews and makes recommendations with respect to permissive tax exemption applications from eligible organizations on an annual basis. Detailed information about the CIP Committee can be found on the City’s website at www.portalberni.ca Residents are invited to submit a letter of interest outlining specific qualifications by Friday, November 13, 2015, to the attention of: Davina Hartwell, City Clerk

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A detour of Argyle Street is required for the Kingsway/ Argyle Storm Outfall project. The City of Port Alberni is installing new storm drain pipes, upgrading water mains, and constructing sidewalk/street improvements and needs to close the north side of Argyle Street (westbound lanes) from September 29 to late October, between 1st Avenue and Kingsway Avenue. Traffic access will still be available to lower Argyle Street including Harbour Quay via a detour south along 1st Avenue to Angus Street, west along Angus Street, and then north along Kingsway Avenue back to Argyle Street. The City appreciates the public’s understanding of the inconvenience from this infrastructure improvement. 250-720-2840 | Public Works Yard • 250-723-2146 | City Hall

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Shipping is Alberni’s future, says John Duncan KATYA SLEPIAN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Port Alberni’s future is as a shipping hub, according to Conservative candidate John Duncan. “Port Alberni is going to be a place to ship commodities and receive goods,” said Duncan, current MP for Vancouver Island North. Duncan is now running for a spot in the new riding of Courtenay-Alberni (the riding split into North Island-Powell River and CourtenayAlberni for the 2015 federal election). “It will be a shipping hub and there are lots of jobs that go with that,” he said. But Duncan believes that some things about the Alberni Valley need to change before that can happen. “The biggest thing we can do for Port Alberni is to make it more accessible to new industries,” he said. “Everyone would

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Take a stand: Biley Marginalization is the main problem facing voters both in Courtenay-Alberni and across the country, according to MarxistLeninist candidate Barbary Biley. “The MarxistLeninist Party of Canada call on all eligible voters to use this election to take a stand against the neoliberal anti-social offensive,” Biley stated in a profile in the Comox Valley Record. Biley could not be reached by the News’ deadline.

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benefit from a second connector.” But Duncan thinks that more than just shipping jobs will come to the Alberni Valley. Manufacturers, Duncan says, will flock to shipping hubs and create the manufacturing jobs that the city used to depend on.

“Industrial waterfront in Port Alberni is a huge asset... it’s available land that’s easily serviceable.” He believes that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), agreed to by Canada last week, will benefit a region like the Alberni Valley. “It will benefit Port

Alberni hugely,” Duncan said. “Tariffs will come off immediately.” With many in Port Alberni concerned about the region’s shift from manufacturing to exporting unprocessed products, Duncan said that the TPP will benefit both equally.

Speaking about the balance between exporting the two, he said “it will be neutral in that regard.” With Canadian exports growing, he added, “Port Alberni is, without much imagination, a good place to receive and ship from.” Economic growth in the Alberni Valley is

not uncertain, he said. “It’s not a maybe— it’s going to happen.” He doesn’t think it will necessarily come from renewable energy. “It’s not a very fast growing industry.” Duncan still stands by comments made during the allcandidates meeting at the Hupacasath House of Gathering on Sept. 28, when he told a woman from the Hesquiaht First Nation that issues in remote communities like hers were best dealt with locally and not by the federal government. “I stand by that statement. I don’t think that government can be all things to all people,” Duncan said, adding that he believes local issues at the remote Hesquiaht reserve are best dealt with by their tribal council. “There’s a role for the tribal council for remote and rural communities.” reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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More trucks on Anderson not the answer: residents KATYA SLEPIAN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Until an industrial road is built around Port Alberni, truck traffic should be directed down Third Avenue—or so say concerned Anderson Avenue residents. Almost a dozen Anderson Avenue residents came to city council on Monday night to protest more trucks being sent through their neighbourhood. “We have more than enough truck traffic on Anderson Avenue already,” said Anderson Avenue resident Vicki Drybrough. “Dump trucks, fuel trucks, tanker trucks, logging trucks, chip trucks, scrap trucks and lumber trucks to name a few.” In the summer, that traffic increases with campers, RVs and trucks pulling boats and trailers, Drybrough added. “Last Thursday morning, I parked along the Anderson/

Argyle intersection from 8:02–8:45 a.m. and 425 vehicles went through that intersection that school children use. And you’re going to put logging truck traffic there too?” Compounding the issue, Drybrough added, is the lack of stop signs and sidewalks along Anderson Avenue. “There are only two stop signs on Anderson Avenue,” she said. “One is at the crosswalk where little kids cross to get to Maquinna Elementary and the other is at the crosswalk young children now use when walking to E.J. Dunn Elementary.” The lack of sidewalks, she added, means more children waiting for buses or walking to school must walk along the edge of the street. It wouldn’t be such a problem, Drybrough said, if all truck drivers followed the rules. “While there are a

few who have been school four times in driving our streets a row...he didn’t even for years, obeying the slow down.” speed The limit and lack of making stop signs as little and the noise as speeds possible, easily all drivers built up are not by truck created drivers equal,” have she – Vicki Drybrough earned said. A Anderson couple of Avenue months ago, a driver the monicker of a loaded logging “Anderson Avenue truck failed to check luge,” Drybrough his brakes and had added. a runaway from Ship Sometimes, that Creek onto Third speed leaves trucks Avenue, she said. unable to stop on “Fortunately, no one time. was hurt,” Drybrough “Two weeks said, adding that it ago I saw another could have been much professional driver worse. who was going too “Can you imagine fast down Anderson if that truck had Avenue jam on his been travelling down brakes and come to a Anderson?” stop a third of the way According to into the Maquinna Drybrough, that school intersection,” wasn’t an unusual she said. occurrence. “There were two “When the new high kids in the crosswalk.” school was being Drybrough said built, a professional that while she driver ran the fourunderstands that way stop by Maquinna truck traffic means

‘We have more than enough truck traffic on Anderson Avenue already.’

jobs, the trucks Drybrough feels should go down the struggles of the route originally businesses on Third intended for Avenue but them. feels it not “If they are comparable directed to to those of the use Redford, residents on 10th and Anderson. Anderson, “I sympathize they will be with the plotting a businesses on SHARIE route where Third Avenue MINIONS they have to but by directing make multiple lane the logging truck changes, right and left traffic on Anderson hand turns that take you have gone from them into oncoming just a handful of traffic lanes, all the people unable to while watching out drink coffee on the for pedestrians, patio to hundreds of people in motorized residents unable to wheelchairs, school use their porch, patio, children and others,” deck or garden,” she said Drybrough. said. “If they use Third “Businesses are Avenue, they stay only open 9-5, we’re in one lane all the subjected to noise way through, other from 4 a.m. onwards.” drivers always know Coun. Sharie where they will be Minions told and because there Drybrough that it are two lanes in each wasn’t council’s direction, they’re able intention to send to pass and continue more trucks down safely on their way.” Anderson Avenue.

“Part of what’s been talked about in public is certainly that we’ve said we’d like to increase Anderson Avenue truck traffic but I don’t think that’s anybody’s intention here,” Minions said, to audible relief from the residents. Instead, Mayor Ruttan said that the city is considering a waterfront industrial route due to it being less expensive than a ring road. “We’ve acquired most of the land for that one. A big part of it is already built, it just needs some upgrade,” said Ruttan. “It’s something that’s doable for us financially... the other one is longer term, much more expensive and would involved significant cooperation with two seniors levels of government.” reporter@albernivalleynews.com twitter.com/AlberniNews

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Think about our freedoms Seeing the forest and the trees We live in a beautifully diverse country with a high standard of living, personal rights and privileges many in the world do not enjoy. The current federal election is just one reminder of the freedom we have in this vast country to speak to our mind, make a difference and direct the destiny of our country. Is our governmental system perfect? Of course not. We struggle with voting for person or party, with pockets of population directing the results and more. But as Winston Churchill pointed out, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” All the federal candidates will tell you our country has challenges facing it. Despite our great wealth, freedoms and privileges, we still have people who live in poverty, people who are unemployed and people who are uneducated. While we are a country at peace, we still battle crime and racism, inequality and even terrorism. But there are those in other countries that would sacrifice their lives for a chance to raise their families on Canadian soil. To have the opportunity to speak without persecution, to learn, to work, to worship, to live in freedom. We sometimes forget that while life may sometimes be difficult, as Canadians we have far more opportunities and resources available to us to change our circumstances than people in most of the countries in the world. During elections, candidates like to remind us of all the things that are wrong with our country. Political parties exploit the whining of comfortable Canadians and use it to try to convince us we really aren’t so well off after all. That’s why they make promises. Promises of a better tomorrow, of a better life for you. But as Mary Poppins would say, those are pie crust promises: “easily made, easily broken”. This week take a break from all the political pandering and ponder instead all that we can be truly thankful for: living in this great country. — Alberni Valley News

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ICTORIA – There was a flurry of excitement in the B.C. legislature last week, as Delta South independent MLA Vicki Huntington released documents suggesting that a multinational manufacturing company continued to buy up B.C. farms for carbon offsets after they said last June they would stop. False alarm, as it turns out. Agriculture Minister Norm Letnick clarified that three more farms in the Peace and Cariboo region had indeed been bought, but the company was merely following legal advice to close deals on farms that it had already agreed to purchase. The company, Britishbased cleaning product and pharmaceutical maker Reckitt Benckiser (RB) confirmed this. A company official reiterated that its program to buy farms and

replant them with trees is suspended. By the time the B.C. government became aware of this global public relations scheme, thanks to the work of NDP MLA Lana Popham and others, about 10,000 hectares of farmland was already planted with seedlings. RB initially said they were buying up abandoned and unproductive farms, but local government officials disputed that. RB soon realized that undermining already precarious farming communities was going to provide the opposite of the green publicity they sought, at least in B.C. The company told me it is now looking to switch its carbon offset program to replanting forest areas depleted by pine beetle and fire. I’ll believe that when I see it, but on the face of it, this sounds almost

as questionable as converting farmland back to forests. Pine forests need fire to regenerate, so fires have been part of the regeneration of the ecosystem since the retreat of the last Ice Age. Beetle-kill areas are already coming back, and they were never completely denuded in any case, so the notion of manually replanting these areas seems impractical. Most are now criss-crossed with deadfall and all but impassible. Another situation that received little public attention was a report issued late this summer by the B.C. Forest Practices Board about forest stewardship plans. The board reviewed 43 stewardship plans from all regions of B.C., prepared as required under provincial law by forest tenure holders on Crown land. They are supposed to deal with things like

‘...this sounds almost as questionable as converting farmland back to forests.’

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where roads go and how streams are protected. This is the management system put in place in 2003, when the B.C. Liberal government changed its approach to forest management. Gone was the NDP’s infamous sevenvolume “Forest Practices Code,” which attempted to micromanage every detail of a timber licence, right down to inspecting for litter left at a logging site. In came “results-based” forest management, where licence holders had to produce a plan showing stream protection and other values. The Forest Practices Board has found these plans often aren’t good for much, although results are generally good when they follow up with on-theground audits of actual timber harvest areas. The investigation found that many of the plans cover “vast and overlapping areas of the province, and were written using legal language that makes them very difficult for public understanding or review.”

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Conservatives strong leaders To the Editor,

Do you think SD70 should get rid of the old ADSS property as soon as possible?

Yes – 69%

No – 31%

This week’s question: Do you think Canada should renew the Canada-U.S. softwood lumber deal?

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Little has changed since a similar finding in 2006. During that time, the forests ministry was turned into Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, with greatly increased responsibility over wildlife, mining, gas drilling and so on. Columbia RiverRevelstoke MLA Norm Macdonald, who traveled the province as NDP forests critic in recent years, says

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the problem now is there just aren’t enough people on the ground to assess what’s going on in our huge expanse of Crown land. Meanwhile the city media covers professional protesters issuing demands about the Walbran Valley. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. Twitter: @tomfletcherbc

Canada, and the Alberni Valley, faces an important decision on Monday, Oct. 19. For the past 10 years, Canadians have enjoyed a strong and stable economy despite the economic headwinds buffeting other world economies. The budget is balanced, tax breaks for income splitting and child care benefits are implemented, and trade deals, like the Trans-Pacific Partnership are being ratified. Our safety and security have been upheld and we are supporting international efforts to degrade and destroy the ISIL jihadists, the root cause of a massive migration of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. Under the competent and capable leadership of Prime Minster Stephen Harper, Canada as a nation is the envy of the world. Now comes along two challengers, Thomas Mulcair, who is opposed to trade, and Justin Trudeau, who is opposed to balanced budgets. Both have

committed to opening the borders to tens of thousands of migrants before Christmas, without care to cost or security. Neither have a plan, other than to withdraw our military from Syria. In their unholy quest for power, both have committed to an alliance to overthrow an elected Stephen Harper government if he does not win a majority. An inherently unstable coalition government will ensue. Here in the Alberni Valley, 23-year veteran Conservative MP John Duncan, previously a federal minister and currently the government whip, is being challenged by ex-Tofino chamber manager NDP Gord Johns. Mr. Johns has offered the Valley little for jobs or investment. He, like his fellow Tofitian MLA Scott Fraser, advocates against mining and forestry. Johns has ridden the fence on Steelhead LNG and given lukewarm support for the Alberni airport and a second highway. Mr. Duncan, on the other hand, supports mining, forestry and LNG. He recognizes the importance of the Alberni airport

and the necessity of a second highway. He has committed to finding federal funding for both projects if a Conservative government is re-elected. The choices are clear—jobs and investment by a government leader, or objections and inexperience by an obscure backbencher. Darren DeLuca, Port Alberni

Duncan out of touch with FN To the Editor,

At Sept. 28th allcandidates’ meeting at the Hupacasath House of Gathering, I was astounded at the audacity of the Alberni-Courtenay riding Conservative candidate John Duncan’s answer to the question whether or not his party would accept all 94 recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). He stated he’d need “for more research” on at least five of the recommendations, singling out (of all things) healing lodges and intimating they may be somehow connected to an increased rate of criminal recidivism?. I became acutely

aware that the last thing residents of Vancouver Island’s Alberni-Courtenay riding needs is federal representation from Duncan—especially for the huge number of First Nations citizens in the riding. Wasn’t it Duncan and Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s refusal to meet with Attawapiskat chief Theresa Spence in the winter of 2012, that forced Duncan’s subsequent resignation as aboriginal affairs and northern development minister, covered by some trumped-up excuse? I may be wrong, but wasn’t John Duncan essentially the “father” of the Idle No More movement? Despite Duncan’s assertion that he’d “transferred power to First Nations whenever he could”, he continually criticized First Nations communities for squandering the taxpayers’ money. That’s all I ever remember hearing Duncan talk about as aboriginal affairs minister: land and fiscal management. Nothing about education and infrastructure funding and the need for an inquiry into missing

and murdered aboriginal women. As Muhammed Yunus (2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient) said: “Poverty is not created by poor people. It is created by the concepts and institutional arrangements under which people live.” I urge all First Nations people to please exercise their right to vote. Use the one thing that makes politicians nervous: the vote. It’s one of the best tools/ weapons we have. Liz Stonard, Port Alberni

Canada needs new leaders To the Editor,

It is remarkable to hear the Harper Conservatives take credit for what they believe is Canada’s favourable reputation when, in fact, the way we are viewed by other countries is rapidly declining under the Harper government. Harper was right when he said “You won’t recognize Canada when I’m through with it.” We desperately need a new government that reflects our values.

Jude Lawrence, Cumberland

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The foot bridge running parallel to the Gertrude Street vehicle bridge over Kitsuksis Creek will divert pedestrian traffic.

City to widen bridge along Gertrude St. KATYA SLEPIAN

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Cyclists travelling on the Gertrude Street vehicle bridge will have a little more room soon, according to city engineer Guy Cicon. “The existing substructure itself is sound but there isn’t enough strength or capacity in the substructure to make the road really wide— we’re widening the road a little bit,” Cicon told city council on Monday night. “That will accommodate cycling lanes on each side but pedestrians we’re guiding down to the new foot bridge that we put in just upstream last year. We’ve got an interesting combination there.” It was also cheaper to separate out the pedestrians, Cicon added. Following a tender process, the vehicle bridge widening will be completed by K&G Installations at a cost of $249,500— just $500 under what was allocated for the project. Coun. Jack McLeman inquired as to whether cyclists could traverse Kitsuksis Creek via the

pedestrian bridge. “Is there no way we can put cyclists over the foot path over the creek and just have [the vehicle bridge] a bit wider for vehicles?” said McLeman. “To me cycling lanes are one of the most dangerous things on any city streets.” Cicon said that wasn’t a good option. “I think you have to be a cyclist to understand why you wouldn’t force the cyclist down off the road, onto a bridge and up the other side,” he said. “Cyclists want to go from A to B as effectively and efficiently as possible. There’s room for the cyclists and traffic with the bridge widening that we’re proposing.” Cicon said that work on the bridge will start soon and that traffic disruption will result. “There will be traffic disruptions and we’ll try to manage those the best we can,” he said. Five bids were submitted for the project in total, with Bowerman Excavating being the only local company. reporter@albernivalleynews.com


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Kingsway Ave. construction city’s next step in separating storm water, sewer systems The roadwork on lower Argyle Street— which is causing detours around the train station and entrance to Harbour Quay—will eventually result in less sewage ending up in the Alberni Inlet, said city of Port Alberni utilities superintendent Brian Mousley. “We have an outfall now that goes through the [train station] parking lot and out beside the Canadian Alberni Engineering building,” said Mousley. The outfall directs storm water out into the Alberni Inlet, rather than towards the sewage lagoon. “It’s good because it separates our storm

‘It’s good because it separates our storm water from our waste water.’ – Brian Mousley water from our waste water,” said Mousley. That’s important, Mousley said, because much of South Port—what used to be Port Alberni preamalgamation—has combined sanitary and storm sewers. “We’re starting our process of coming up Argyle Street with our storm system to handle the majority of the south side of town,” city engineering technician Boyd Wong said. Having a separate

storm water system is important, Mousley said, because having combined storm and sanitary sewers means that all of it gets sent off to the city’s sewage lagoon. “Otherwise we’re treating the storm water,” he said. “The storm water is actually going into our sanitary sewers which goes through pumps and goes to our lagoon and ends up being treated.” That’s more wear and tear on all of the equipment than needed. “It’s just rainwater, it doesn’t need to be treated.” But that’s not the only reason to separate storm water. During heavy rainfall, excess sewage ends up in Alberni Inlet. Continued / A12

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City streets loader operator Drew Anderson clears away debris during sewer and water main replacement on lower Argyle Street on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

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Sunday, October 25th Echo Centre 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Community Futures Alberni-Clayoquot and the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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The morning will consist of four interactive sessions led by some of Port Alberni’s better known business owners. The afternoon will feature a business trade show open to the general public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

We invite any and all local businesses to come and learn from our business leaders.

HERE IS A SYNOPSIS OF THE FIRST SESSION OFFERED: Session 2 @ 9:50am – 10:30am Customer Development and Retention Bill Collette will Moderate this session. Cheryl Iwanowsky Owner of Blue Fish Gallery on 2nd Avenue and within the Visitor Centre will focus her talk on Best Practices relating to Customer Service. Cheryl clearly understands the impact of developing a relationship with every person who walks through her doors. Dan Savard and Bouchra Zouhou Owners of Swept Away Inn will present some of their ideas on Marketing and Advertising paying particular attention to how they’ve tackled this need in order to develop their business which is a going concern on the Port Alberni waterfront. Sarah Jones General Manager of Walk the Coast will describe the challenges and benefits associated with a strong On Line Presnce. Walk the Coast has been hosting online sales for the last year and a half through their website.  Sarah will discuss the ups and downs of online sales, the development process for starting online sales and how this will affect your business.  Essentially the great, the bad and the ugly of being online and hosting an online store.

Registration for the EXPO is $25 and includes four business sessions, lunch, childcare, and a table at the trade show. As well, all businesses registered will receive a $25 credit to attend an Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce network dinner in 2016. TO REGISTER CALL THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT 250-724-6535.

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“Usually it’s perimeter drains when people think about putting in two systems,” said Wong. If a street is not twinned out, Wong recommends that when homeowners are redoing their sewer connections they should connect their roof drains to their sewer line at the property line. That way, when the city twins out that street they can hook the home into the separated storm system at no charge. The work on Argyle Street and Kingsway Avenue should be completed by the beginning of November. Until then, the road will remain closed and traffic will be detoured around the closures near the train station. A water main will also be replaced in the area. “We’re going to replace 120 metres of a cast iron water main,” said Mousley. The cast iron pipe is being replaced with a blue brute PVC pipe. “Cast iron is prone to shear breaks and asbestos clay pipe is prone to blowout,” said Mousley. reporter@albernivalleynews.com twitter.com/AlberniNews

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Plywood lots lease expires Oct. 31 Ec. Dev. office expands WATERFRONT: | Mayor Mike Ruttan says “irons in the fire” regarding the plywood site. KATYA SLEPIAN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

The city of Port Alberni’s controversial lease of the former plywood lots A and B to the Port Alberni Port Authority will expire as of Oct. 31. The city had leased the two lots to the port authority last year with a clause that industrial or marine commercial enterprise must occur on the site

City review complete KATYA SLEPIAN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

The city of Port Alberni’s review on its management structure has been completed, Mayor Mike Ruttan announced at city council on Monday night. “Council hired an independent, external consultant—Judy Rogers Consulting—to conduct a review of core service areas and compensation,” said Ruttan. The report had been received during an in-camera meeting on Oct. 5 “At today’s (Oct. 13) in-camera meeting, council considered the recommendations contained in the report and has provided direction to the city manager to bring back a report outlining the process and timeline for implementation,” said Ruttan. “The report recommendation and council’s direction relate to personnel issues and therefore must continue to remain in-camera until such time as council completes all its deliberations.” The review was expected to cost $48,300 plus expenses.

before July 1, 2015. The original, preapproved proposal was to have Canadian Alberni Engineering begin ship building operations there. In July 2015, after the one-year term was up and no industrial or commercial activity had taken place, Couns. Chris Alemany and Sharie Minions made a motion to give PAPA its 90-day notice

for the lots. The motion was defeated and notice was ultimately given to the port authority at the Sept. 14 meeting of city council. While PAPA had up to 90 days to terminate the lease, they chose to do so early. “There are irons in the fire and when we’re ready to reveal and discuss in greater

depth the city will certainly do that,” said Mayor Mike Ruttan following the announcement. “We’re working hard on it and hopefully we’ll have something to share within the next 3-4 weeks.” Ruttan said he could not comment on whether or not the ideas floating around were recreational or industrial in nature.

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The city of Port Alberni’s economic development office now has two fulltime employees, says economic development manager Pat Deakin. Deakin’s 1.5 full-time employee office— which has himself as manager and Stephanie Stevens as assistant—received an extra 0.5 full-time employee during the

budget process earlier this year. As a result, Stephens’ job will now be considered full time. The extra time will be well utilized, Deakin said. “It mean faster responses to enquiries, extended coverage for the economic development office and greater ability to take part in opportunities that market the city,” he added.

There was $50,000 earmarked during last January’s city budget process towards adding a halftime employee or extending Stevens to full time. At the time, director of corporate service Theresa Kingston said that some of that money could go towards benefits and expenses usually given to full-time but not part-time employees. reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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Jill Mayne, left, Melody Burton, centre, and Susan Wall collect gently used coats during a community drive prior to the start of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ game against Cowichan Capitals, Saturday night at Weyerhaeuser Arena.

JP II students collecting food Students from John Paul II Catholic School will hold a World Hunger awareness walk and food drive

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Conservatives benefit from spending talk: prof From / A3

The recent months have been good for the Conservative Party in CourtenayAlberni; John Duncan

has narrowed the gap between himself and NDP candidate Gord Johns to just five points. Johns remains the front runner with

30 per cent of the projected vote, while Duncan has 25 per cent according to Insights West. The NDP have seen

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were there has been stagnation in jobs and the economy.” What toll the longest ever federal election campaign will have on both the outcome of the election and voter turnout is yet to be determined, Lawson said. Canada does not have rules for how long an election campaign may be— only rules that set the date. What is determined however is the amount of funding that each party has access to—and that depends on the length of the election campaign. “Critics [of the

Conservatives] would have said that this was an attempt to make available more campaign funds,” said Lawson. The Conservatives have typically had the most monetary support from their supporters, he added. More than the length of the campaign, Lawson believes that it’s the tightness of the race that will affect how many people turn out to the polls. “It’s a fairly tight race,” he said. “Relatively few votes in relatively few ridings could make the difference,” said Lawson.

That’s also given rise to organizations touting strategic voting, particularly among the nonConservative voters. In what could be a positive for increased turnout, Elections Canada reports that the 3.6 million votes that were cast during advanced voting days—1.2 million on Monday alone—is 71 per cent higher than advanced voter turnout in 2011. Whether that’s people turning out early instead of on election day or an added influx of new voters won’t be known till after Oct. 19. reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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a dip in the polls around the country recently, said Lawson, adding that is likely due to Liberal Party announcements of increased infrastructure spending and deficits—something that typically appeals to left leaning, traditionally NDP voters. In CourtenayAlberni however, it isn’t the Liberals who have been buoyed by spending announcements but rather the Conservatives: funding announcements “speak to voters in a place like Port Alberni

If you don’t have that, you’ll need two pieces of I.D., one of which has your current address. If

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The Beaver Creek Board members, left to right, Kirk McGiffin, Kimberly Crowley, Cindy McAnerin, Ina Greene and Dave Horst invite you to attend their “Jam Jam” fundraiser this Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. This is a fundraiser to improved the playground at Beaver Creek Hall. There will be home made jam and musicians jamming, come one come all. Ryan Ryan MacEachern owner of Boston Pizza is proud to support the ADSS Athletic Department with a fundraising evening co sponsored by Coors and the See Group on Friday November 20th at ADSS. This is called A Little Bit Country and includes the following artists: The Chris Buck Band, Rod Black, Lauren Spencer-Smith Jaxon Hawks-MC-DJ JRFM. Tickets available at Boston Pizza and ADSS.

Diane & Raymond Duquette received a small ‘Coming Home’ print on behalf of the Port Alberni Maritimers’ Club for their final donation of $500.00 to the West Coast General Hospital Foundation.

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF DEAR HUSBAND ARCHIE GROZELL WHO PASSED AWAY OCTOBER 15th, 2010. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lonely here without you, I miss you more each day, For life is not the same for me, Since you were called away, I will always remember the way you looked The way you walked and smiled, All the things you did for me, Will be with me all the while. You always did your best, Your heart was true and tender, You lived your life for those you loved And those you loved, will remember. Always in my thoughts and forever in my heart. All my love your wife, Olga...

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Predeceased by brother Norman and sister Rose; Beverley is survived by her loving husband Melvin; children, Shannon (Steve), Debra (Paul), John (Deb), and Lisa (Scott); grandchildren, Michael, Nathan (Marla), and Dana (Alex); great-grandchildren, Samantha, Brittney, and Lennon; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. Bev came to the Alberni Valley at a young age in the late 40s. She worked seasonally at Woodwardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s candy counter and Marjorieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clothing. Bev was known for having a wonderful singing voice. She sang at some of the local theatre productions, most notably as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz and even at her own wedding when she sang â&#x20AC;&#x153;Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Help Loving that Manâ&#x20AC;?. One of Bevâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s joys was travel. She travelled to Spain and England, as well as 17 trips to Hawaii and later on to Yuma, Arizona. Prayers will be held 7:00pm, Friday, October 16, 2015 from the Chapel of Memories Funeral Directors with a Memorial Mass at 11:00am on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Notre Dame Roman Catholic Church with Father Stephen Paine officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bevâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memory to the Ty Watson Foundation, 3088 3 Ave, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 2A5. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.chapelofmemories.ca.

The family of Kenneth (Kenny) William Holst would like to announce his sudden passing. Ken was born December 17, 1951 and passed away in the early morning of September 13, 2015. Survived by his son Ryan William Holst (Ariel) & daughter Krysta Leigh Holst (Bobby), grandchildren Devynn Holst, Mayson & Maliya Sharma, sister Betty (Bob) & brothers Doug & David. Ken was a friend to many and we thank everyone for their condolences. There will be a celebration of Kenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life at the Barclay Hotel (Banquet Room) on October 17th at 6:00 PM, for those who wish to join the family. Stories and condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.yatesfuneral.ca

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Gail Vigrass

Gail Vigrass passed away on Wednesday,

September 30, 2015. She had a peaceful passing at home surrounded by her family. Gail is survived by her husband John, her four daughters Lori (Gary), Michelle (Kerry), Kristina and Erin (Kyle) as well as her grandsons Scott, Daniel and Michael, her sister-in-law Sharon (Roy) and her nephew Eric (Leah). Gail was a devoted wife, a loving mother and loyal friend. She was active with the Jehovahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Witnessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and was very strong in her faith. She was a beautiful, kind, generous and gentle woman who will be missed by everyone who had the opportunity to share her life. Gail passed away from Cancer, and for many years before diagnosis she participated in Cancer fundraising, therefore we are asking that in lieu of flowers, people go to http://www.cancer.ca and under the donation section, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make a Memorial Giftâ&#x20AC;?.

RAYMOND ADAM GANIE June 12, 1948 - September 30, 2015

It is with sadness we mourn the passing of Ray. He succumbed to his battle with Parkinson and Dementia. Predeceased by his Dad Andrew (1981), his Mom Theresa (1998), Niece Sharon Eichenlaub (1984), Aunt Rose Ganie (1997). Aunt Barbara Volk (1997). Ray is survived by his loving wife Neena of 43 years, and son Todd. Brothers, Leo (Vicky, deceased 2014), Mervin (Ex-Doris); Sisters Carolyn (Tom, deceased), Angela (Fred, deceased 1998), Anne (Ed) and many nieces and nephews all living in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Ray was born in Wilkie, Saskatchewan. His family farmed wheat in Tramping Lake, Sask. Ray moved to Port Alberni January 13, 1969 and started work at APD January 17, 1969 and worked there until his retirement March 30, 2011. Ray was very avid about his job and his co-workerfriends. Ray was a passionate Bulldogs fan, enjoyed skiing, wood working, hiking and coached a successful minor league softball team for ten years. He was a superfan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Yankees, and Greenbay Packers. No service as per Rayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request. Cremation has taken place.


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MINOR HOCKEY / Atoms win home tourney. A28

Bulldogs add Sarault to lineup ‘He has shown that he can play at this level. He will only get better.’

BCHL: | Team makes more player moves. SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

The Alberni Valley Bulldogs have added strength both on the wing and the blueline with some player moves. Forward Chris Sarault (b. 1997) joined the team last week from Moncton, NB. He was drafted in the eighth round (131st overall) in the 2013 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League draft by the Saint John Sea Dogs. Most recently he won a AAA midget league championship with the Moncton Flyers, scoring 10 goals and adding 13 assists in 20

– Adam Hayduk Hayduk said, “but he has shown that he can play at this level. He will only get better. “He blocks shots, kills penalties, provides some good energy and forechecks well,” Hayduk added. Sarault comes with a history of providing offensive power too. The Bulldogs also added defenceman Marshall Skapski (b. 1998) to the blueline. He was a thirdround pick for the Medicine Hat Tigers

SUSAN QUINN/ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

Chris Sarault takes to the ice in the pre-game warmup Saturday at the Dawg Pound.

regular season games, and adding another 19 points in 10 playoff games. Sarault has appeared in two games for the Bulldogs: last Thursday in Victoria and Saturday when

Cowichan Capitals came to the Dawg Pound. “Sarault will take a few more games to get accustomed to the level of play in the BCHL,” Bulldogs’ assistant coach Adam

of the Western Hockey League in 2013 but was recently released by the WHL team. To make room for Skapski the Bulldogs on Tuesday released forward Will Lavezzorio, who was held scoreless in nine games with the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs host the BCHL’s newest team, the Wenatchee Wild of Washington State, on Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. They play their second of backto-back home games on Saturday, Oct. 17 when the Chilliwack Chiefs are in town (also a 7 p.m. puck drop). ICE CHIPS...Sarault comes with a National Hockey League pedigree: his father is former NHLer Yves Sarault.

Celebs coming for Unity hoops The Harlem Dreams are coming to town for the annual Unity Celebrity Basketball game this year on Friday, Oct. 23 at the Alberni Athletic Hall. Jericho Road Church youth pastor Harold “Lefty” Williams has invited an entire team of celebrities this year, who will play against a team of Alberni Valley celebrities. The game is part of the Dare 2 Dream

Initiative. Williams, a former Harlem Globetrotter, will play for the Harlem Dreams. He said fans of the Unity game will be happy to see Roadrunner will be back, and Lynks is a former Washington General—the team that plays the Globetrotters. Tickets cost $15 at the door. Kids three years and under admitted for free.

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Black Sheep edge Westshore on the road SUSAN QUINN ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS

The Port Alberni Black Sheep remain undefeated after beating Westshore 37â&#x20AC;&#x201C;31 in Victoria in BC

Rugby Union action. The Black Sheep led 27-17 at halftime and dominated the field in the second half. The Black Sheep werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only thing

storming the Juan de Fuca field. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The weather was unbelievable,â&#x20AC;? coach Jas Purewal said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was beautiful when we got down there, but for 20 minutes it was nuts.â&#x20AC;?

Brennan Tourangeau scored two tries, and Anthony Selva and Ty Shannon each had singles. Kicker Jordan Kurucz had four conversions and three penalty goals, â&#x20AC;&#x153;He

was perfect on the boot, which was great on a wet and windy day,â&#x20AC;? Purewal said. The Black Sheep are on the road again this Saturday to play Castaway

Wanderers. SCRUM NOTES...Former Black Sheep Ryan Waldriff scored the final try for Westshore, on the last play of the game. editor@albernivalleynews.com

Federal election day is Monday

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A member of the Alberni Valley atom Bulldogs takes the puck over the blueline into the North Island Eaglesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; end of the rink during a round robin game Sunday morning at the Coulson Rink.

Atoms win gold in home tourney The Alberni Valley Minor Hockey Atom Development Bulldogs beat Victoria Ice Hawks 9â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 in the final to win a gold medal at the AV Multiplex, Monday afternoon. The atom Bulldogs were undefeated for the weekend, winning against Oceanside, Langley, Tri-Port, Vancouver and the Ice Hawks. In the Peewee Tier

2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 tournament, Oceanside defeated Semiahmoo to win gold, while North Island Eagles earned bronze, edging the peewee Bulldogs 5â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 in the bronze medal game. The Bulldogs scored their fourth goal with 59 seconds left. Both levels enjoyed a turkey dinner on Sunday as part of the tournaments.

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THE ARTS

ARTS AROUND / The latest from Rollin Arts. A30 NIC / Writer series continues. A30

Magic Cottage returns in Nov.

Roots rock

Author Caroline Woodward will be in town to discuss her new book.

Bestselling author and lighthouse keeper Caroline Woodward will be in Port Alberni for a pair of book signings and a slide show on Thursday, Oct. 22. Woodward, formerly of Union Bay, will feature her latest tome, Light Years: Memoir of a Modern Lighthouse Keeper, her eloquent account of ditching her busy city life to become a lighthouse keeper with her husband on remote Lennard Island off Tofino’s coast. Readers are invited to meet Woodward at Curious Coho Books (5039 Johnston Rd.) during a book signing from 1–2 p.m. She will be at Char’s Landing later that evening, for a slide show and book signing from 7–9 p.m. Admission is free.

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Andrea Smith, Marisha Devoin team up on stage at Char’s Landing on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.

LIVE MUSIC: | Kamloops singer finds her career groove rooted in music industry. Andrea Smith was born and raised in BC’s Kamloops/ Shuswap area. This cowgirl and wanderer has had a few careers as a certified guide outfitter and farrier, a registered massage therapist and a music teacher. Music is what finally reached her soul, and she has carved out a career performing roots rock, jazz, blues and country. Find out just how deeply on Tuesday, Oct. 20 when she appears in concert at Char’s Landing with Marisha Devoin. Smith received her music degree in 2011 and has produced three albums of original music. She has received a total

QUICKfacts ◆ SMITH AND DEVOIN bring real roots rock to Char’s Landing, 4815 Argyle St., Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7–9 p.m. Tix: $12 ($15 at the door).

of eight Vancouver Island Music Award nominations. In 2007 she won Female Songwriter of the year and her album Sweet Embrace took home Producer and Engineer of the year. Her songwriting crosses many genres with rock, blues, jazz and country roots having a strong presence in her songwriting and choice of cover songs.

Devoin has been performing with Smith for the last 10 years. Since graduating from Vancouver Island University’s Bachelor of Music program, Devoin has performed in pit bands for musical productions with Chemainus Theatre, Arts Club Theatre and Patrick Street Productions (Vancouver), as well as cruise ship orchestras and cabaret bands. Devoin works as a session musician and educator in her burgeoning Nanaimo studio, and can be heard playing jazz, R&B, bluegrass (Hub City Ramblers), and prog rock (Eleanore) around the West Coast.

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supporting the Read and Feed program that feeds the tummies and minds of local elementary school kids. For two weekends only, the Magic Cottage becomes a delightful nook filled with tantalizing treasures. To help chase away the chill you will be treated to a tasty cup of warm apple cider and fresh baked scones. The cottage, at 3945 Fourth Ave. (between Morton and Maitland) is only open Saturday, Nov. 21 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sunday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as Saturday, Nov. 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The annual Christmas craft and gift Magic Cottage returns next month and this year will support the Alberni Valley’s Read and Feed program. Magic Cottage brings together some of the best of local and Island-made wares, all snuggled up in a cosy cottage setting. Now in its eighth year, this event gives local residents the opportunity to shop for an amazing assortment of affordable, one-of-akind items that are locally and Island sourced. They also have a gift basket draw for a donation to local charity. This year the Cottage will be

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◆ ENTERTAINMENT

50 years of history MELISSA MARTIN Arts Around

The Alberni District Historical Society is marking its own past, as it celebrates a golden anniversary. Members and friends are invited to a commemorative tea tonight, Oct. 15, from 2 to 4 p.m at the A.V. Museum. Everyone is welcome to share stories, test their knowledge of local history and, of course, to enjoy the birthday cake. If you have an item, a photo or a special memory from 1965 (perhaps it was the year you were married?) Please bring it along. The society, founded in 1965 as the A.D. Museum and Historical Society, operates the community archives where paper records are stored.

Next exhibit at the Rollin

“Still Moving” is the title of our next art exhibit beginning Oct. 20 and running until Nov. 14, at the Rollin Art Centre. This exhibit will showcase the works of Meaghan Stouck and Marilyn Ridsdale.

Stop by the gallery Sat. Oct. 24 from 1-3, enjoy some refreshments and a chance to meet these wonderful artists.

Pumpkin fun at the gallery

Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 31, yes, Halloween, for our second annual family event for a day of old fashion jacko-lantern carving, $5 to register for each pumpkin. Carving takes place from 11 am until 4 pm, at the Rollin Art Centre, at 4 pm the gardens will be a maze of lite jack-o-lanterns. Vote as many times as you like, at $2 each vote; Proceeds going towards BC Children’s Hospital. 6 Categories available.

Patsy Cline comes to stage

Portal Players Dramatic Society brings A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline to the Capitol Theatre next month. This family-friendly musical production begins Nov. 6—22. Tickets, $25 advance ($30 at the door), are on sale at Rollin Art Centre, reserved seating only. If you enjoy the sounds of Patsy Cline, you won’t want to miss this musical event.

30th Anniversary

Celebration Continuing Upcoming Special Events

Mistletoe Market back

The Rollin Art centre will be bringing back Mistletoe Market at the gallery this year from Dec. 1–23. If you are interested in displaying your art or crafts please contact us at 250-724-3412 for more details.

Christmas in the Valley

The 41st Annual

Christmas Craft and Arts Fair takes place Fri. Nov 13 (3-8 pm, Sat. Nov. 14 (10-5 pm) & Sun. Nov. 15 (11-4:30 pm); free admission, wheelchair accessible at the Athletic Hall, 3727 Roger St. Melissa Martin is the arts administrator for the Community Arts Council and runs the Rollin Art Centre for the CAC.

NIC writer series starts Join author Monique 17 novels for young Polak at North Island adults. College’s Port Alberni Her workshop, The campus Truth About Thursday, Writing Young Oct. 15 for Adult Fiction, a hands-on is part of NIC’s workshop with Write Here one of Canada’s Readers Series, top young adult designed to fiction writers. bring some Polak is of Canada’s MONIQUE a two-time most widely POLAK winner of recognized the Quebec Writers’ and award-winning Federation Prize for authors to Vancouver Children’s and Young Island campuses this Adult Literature year. and the author of In addition to

reading excerpts from her work, Polak will provide practical tips for beginner and practiced writers and lead a short writing exercise designed to help participants find the stories they most need to tell. The workshop is free and open to public. It takes place starting at 7 p.m. in room S108 at the Port Alberni campus. To learn more about Polak, visit www.nic. bc.ca.

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October 15, 2015 edition of the Alberni Valley News

Alberni Valley News, October 15, 2015  

October 15, 2015 edition of the Alberni Valley News