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Record snowfall disrupts region Drivers and city crews continue to battle with weather conditions CHRIS BOLSTER

As snow fell this past weekend, disrupting residents of Powell River and the Sunshine Coast, so too did weather records. Snowfall in Powell River set new highs between Friday, February 3, and Sunday, February 5, according to weather data from Environment Canada. More than 45 centimetres fell over the three days. Friday’s snowfall totalled 28.8 centimetres, breaking the previous February 3 record of eight centimetres, set in 1996. The previous February 4 record of one centimetre, set in 2008, was shattered with Saturday’s 11.8 centimetres.  City of Powell River director of infrastructure Tor Birtig said that, despite the snowfall, he thinks his crews have handled the unusual weather well. “We’ve done a great job on it,” said Birtig. “I’m sure some people would beg to differ because the side streets weren’t cleared to bare road for the longest time, but that’s to be expected. The hills were taken care of and the flatter side streets were left for later.” Birtig explained that throughout the storms, the primary focus of the maintenance work has been to clear major routes first, and then move to the smaller side streets. He added that he is running 12-hour shifts to maintain the roads. “We haven’t seen this kind of snowfall in a while,” he said. CLOSE CALL: A city bus slid off Highway 101 on Wildwood hill Saturday, February 4, Snow took its toll on residents needing to go during heavy snowfall. The road was closed for nearly two hours and no injuries were anywhere, in town or out. Flights in and out of reported. Driving conditions during the past few days of snow have been hazardous. LORA MARTINIG PHOTO Powell River Airport were cancelled or delayed

due to icy runway conditions or lack of visibility. City bus service was cancelled for the better part of the weekend and the unpredictability of road conditions made driving perilous. City plows were out on regular rotation, clearing the more than 100 kilometres of roads Get the Peak to Go Ministry of inside Powell River limits, while iPhone app now Transportationavailable and Infrastructure contracin the tor Capilano Highway Services battled to keep App Store or iTunes Highway 101 clear for drivers. The hill section of Highway 101 leading up to Wildwood was closed for a couple of hours on Saturday after a city bus slid off the road when cars ahead of it lost traction. No injuries were reported and, according to Birtig, there were no reports of damage to the bus. Powell River RCMP constable Kerri Chard Peak Go said there have Get not the been anytoserious accidents iPhone app now due to the snow, but several slow-speed inciavailable in the dents happened over the weekend, including App Store or iTunes one where a driver slid over a bank on Marine Avenue and ended up on the Sea Walk. The driver, a 50-year-old female, is facing impaired driving charges. “In general we haven’t had any serious incidents, mostly people are just slipping and sliding due to the inclines of the roads in the area,” said Chard. She added that multiple cars were involved in a pileup at the top of Nootka Street on Monday, also with no injuries reported. Despite less snow on Sunday, another intense winter storm brought additional heavy-snowfall warnings from Environment Canada on Monday. Another five to 10 centimetres of snow fell on Monday, with most School District 47 schools and Vancouver Island University closing at 1 pm as the flakes continued to fall. The weather forecast calls for heavy snow on Wednesday and warmer, wetter conditions later in the week.



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Library construction nears completion Contractor looks at May as potential completion date CHRIS BOLSTER

An exact opening date for Powell River Public Library’s new location remains elusive, despite progress made inside the building. Work on the structure at Crossroads Village Shopping Centre on Alberni Street has been ongoing since the middle of last November. According to general co n t ra c to r F u t u re ve s t Investment Corporation’s co-owner Fred Formosa, interior electrical, mechanical and plumbing installation is roughed in and drywall is being completed. “Everything is going really well right now,” he said. Formosa said he is unable to provide a sched-

ule for completion until a Courtenay-based structuralsteel subcontractor completes work on the front entrance of the building. Completion of the building could happen sometime between the end of April and the end of May, he added. Chief librarian Terr y Noreault said he is impressed with work he has seen up to now. “It’s starting to look pretty good there,” said Noreault. “The project is progressing well.” Steel for the building will be brought over prefabricated. Workers will lift it with a crane and weld and bolt the structure into place. That work is expected to start mid-February, said Noreault. Once complete, focus will turn to the building’s exterior and finishing rockwork to give it a modern, West Coast look. Futurevest recently placed a sign in front of the job site noting all the local subcon-

MOVING FORWARD: Crews renovating Powell River Public Library’s new Alberni Street location had a load of drywall delivered Monday. Progress continues on the building’s transformation, inside and out. CHRIS BOLSTER PHOTO

tractor firms it has hired for the project. Formosa explained that once structural work is complete and the roof is on that part of the building, the rest of the project can be scheduled and a final completion date will be known. Even before that though, Noreault said carpet would be installed inside the building, furniture put together and 103 bookshelves se-

cured to the concrete floor. Once the library building is ready, Noreault said he expects the current library location below city hall to close for two weeks to complete the move into the new space. “It’s starting to look like May is a possibility,” he said, “but until we get a firm schedule, I can’t schedule the other things the library needs to do.”

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City buys land for future wastewater facility Council approves $575,000 for purchase of 20 acres in Townsite


CONSOLIDATED WASTE: City of Powell River has confirmed its purchase of 20 acres of land near the current Townsite wastewater treatment facility. A new consolidated plant will process all the wastewater from Westview, Townsite, Wildwood and Tla’amin Nation. CONTRIBUTED GRAPHIC

purchase one lot from its development corporation, Powell River Waterfront Development Corporation, and the other from the PRSC joint partnership with Tla’amin. Councillor and finance committee chair Russell

I’m just happy to support this as it finally moves us to acquiring property where, at some point, we’re going to build our treatment plant. RUSSELL BREWER


Brewer told council that with the new facility location established, work can continue to find grant funds to pay for the plant, which could cost as much as $30 million. “I’m just happy to support this as it finally moves us to acquiring property where, at some point, we’re going to

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toward using reserve funds to pay for the replacement of existing infrastructure, he said. Orchiston asked if five acres of the waterfront development corporation’s 10-acre parcel was land the city acquired from Catalyst Paper Corporation. City chief administrative officer Mac Fraser said it was. Orchiston then asked why it was necessary for the city to buy land from itself, spending $350,000 for that parcel. Fraser explained that when Powell River Waterfront Development Corporation acquired the land, it was specifically for economic development purposes. “Now the sewer fund needs it,” he said, “so the sewer fund is paying to transfer it from economic development to sewer.” Fraser added that the development corporation has financial responsibilities related to the land.

D ro p p i n g te m p e ra tures and a forecast for the return of winter in Powell River on Thursday, February 2, activated the first opening of the city’s extreme weather shelter. The Salvation Army community ministries coordinator Kerrin Fraser said Powell River’s homeless population has a hard time staying dry and warm, so the shelter at 4500 Joyce Avenue will provide people with an option to come in from the cold. Fraser said that during the heavy snowfall over the weekend, the shelter housed one person. Organizers are relying on media, a sign at C o m m u n i t y Resource Centre and the help of first responders to spread the news to known homeless people. A community committee recently created a six-condition activation protocol, which includes temperatures near zero with rainfall that makes staying dry a challenge, sleet or freezing rain, snow accumulation, sustained high winds and temperatures below -2 degrees Celsius. Organizers have asked for the public’s assistance in helping to direct homeless people to the shelter.

Setting it straight L a s t w e e k , Te x a d a Island Elementary School students pictured with the article “School district pushes for rural designation” were identified as brothers Mavrick and Br yce Valentine, when in fact they were Dominic Taylor-Cadman and Xander Valentine. Also, the article stated that the school has four divisions, when in fact it has two.



ment steering committee Karen Skadsheim told council the idea of the location is to maximize as much existing infrastructure as can be used in the new facility. “It’s essentially just behind where the existing sewage treatment plant is in Townsite,” said Skadsheim. The city has agreed to

build our treatment plant,” said Brewer. Day said that when she wrote the report on the land transfer, two weeks before presenting it, she thought one of the lots would be purchased with funds from the sewer-reserve fund and the other through short-term borrowing. After deliberation and discussion with Brewer and city director of infrastructure Tor Birtig, it was decided that both lots would be paid for from the reserves, she said. The infrastructure development portion of the sewer-reserve fund is currently $2.5 million. The total reserve is $5.9 million. During question period after the meeting, Powell River resident George Orchiston commented that he was glad the chief financial officer reconsidered the borrowing. To borrow the money would not be consistent with council’s policy

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One lot is behind the current Townsite wastewater treatment facility and the other is waterfront land that connects to the shoreline where the facility’s outfall will be located. Councillor and chair of the city’s liquid-waste-manage-



City of Powell River has secured a location for its future consolidated liquid waste plant in Townsite. At its meeting on Thursday, February 2, city council approved $575,000 from the city’s sewer-reserve fund to purchase two 10-acre lots close to the existing wastewater outfall near the old golf course. Staff and councillors had been working on the land transfer agreement in meetings closed to the public, so the Thursday announcement was to disclose the deal publicly. The city consolidated wastewater treatment plant plan approved by BC’s Ministry of Environment last June. The location of the plant had yet to be formally completed, although the plan called for use of former golf course land. The proposed consolidated plant will use the current Townsite outfall for all city wastewater. Currently, there are outfalls in Westview, Townsite, Wildwood and Tla’amin Nation. City chief financial officer Kathleen Day provided a brief explanation of the deal at the meeting. “This land-transfer agreement takes a little complicated situation and puts the land into the name of the municipality as one lot when the subdivision is registered with BC Land Titles,” Day told council. She added that the purchase was approved in the 2016 financial plan.


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Snow place like home If one thing became clear this week, it was that Powell River was not prepared for the amount of snow that fell since the onslaught of what some residents are now jokingly referring to as Snow-maggedon or Snow-pocalypse 2017. Of course, the amount of snowfall in the area is scoffed at by anyone living in most other parts of Canada (like the couple from Yellowknife who saw the “office closed” sign on the Peak office door and just laughed at us) but, still, the dangers of driving and even walking in snowy, icy conditions are quite real. After all, we have not had much practice at it. With the high risk associated with travelling to and from work and school, it was a welcome feeling of peace for Sometimes the only thing that some when matters is a warm fire and the realizaenough food in the fridge to tion set in that snow last until the roads clear. rules all, and everything else slows down. Sometimes the only thing that matters is a warm fire and enough food in the fridge to last until the roads clear. Having said that, it was pleasing to see the annual Powell River Chamber of Commerce Business Awards went ahead as planned on Saturday, February 4. The event was very well attended, despite the snow. Members of the business community must have carpooled with whomever had the biggest truck as the event was still filled to capacity. (A full list of award winners will appear on the Scene Around Town page of this week’s Peak Weekender.) But back to Snow-maggedon 2017. It was encouraging to hear reports of neighbours shovelling each other’s driveways, residents helping other residents with stuck vehicles and general acts of winter kindness, in the face of the closest Powell River has been to a complete whiteout in nearly a decade. It was enough to fill a whole issue of the Peak Weekender with Roses, and there were hardly any Raspberries to speak of. Sure, snow plows were late out of the starting gate early in the morning of Friday, February 3, and School District 47 had a hard time deciding if its buses would run, or if schools would remain open on Monday, February 6, but it is not like city officials deal with this kind of weather all of the time. They did their best and that is all that anyone should expect. Considering we have not had a snowfall like this since 2008, Powell River Peoples’ choice as a community did a great job of working to deal with it. We banded together and helped each other out, and sometimes that is all you can ask for; I appreciated the neutral reporting [“Visit brings out protesters,” that, and a nice cup of hot chocolate. February 1] about Christy Clark’s Jason Schreurs, publisher/editor visit to Powell River and the interview by Jason Schreurs [“20 minutes with Christy Clark,” February Will Christy Clark come back to Powell River? 1]. The comment “Clark is our pre13% YES mier, whether voters like it or 87% NO not” [“Editorial: Fair election,” This poll was answered by 174 respondents. February 1] showed a respect for our democratic process. This week’s poll question: Did the Powell River area respond well to I might or might not like every the heavy snowfall? person who is on our council, or Go to to cast your vote. our mayor, or our premier or our prime minister. The same goes for Follow us on Facebook (Powell River Peak), Twitter (peak_aboo), south of the border. Instagram (prpeak) and Pinterest (Powell River Peak)



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According to our form of democracy (which is not perfect), more people wanted Justin Trudeau in for this term than Stephen Harper. If it didn’t go the way I wanted it to, I could yell and scream and whine and be disrespectful, but the people voted and he won the election. Nice job on your interview, Jason. You showed enough spice and also enough respect. Doug Schuetze Marine Avenue

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COMMENTS OF THE WEEK PEAK WEBSITE USER LAURAL HARRIS EACOTT Well, it sounds like the knowledge she has about our community was what she read from a point-form info paper typed up by her buttkissing employees. I did like that you asked the questions; at least we know she is just a parrot.

PEAK WEBSITE USER JOYCE CARLSON When I read the article, she sounded like she actually was aware of issues in our community. She mentioned support for Catalyst Paper, a desire that the Texada mine situation be resolved, our potential for increased tourism, a new ferry, housing affordability, an emergency shelter, community-based health care, fixed link and jobs so families can live and work in Powell River. Not bad for a 20-minute interview.

FACEBOOK USER DAVID SEPKOWSKI The usual political doublespeak. Taking credit for events she had no part in and denying responsibility for unpopular decisions. So anyone who doesn’t agree with her is in the minority? I believe “thick skin” is synonymous with “arrogance” in her case. FACEBOOK USER TATIANA KOSTIAK Great questions and especially your follow-through on Site C topic. She’s a pro at rhetoric and speaking points, but I don’t see much innovation from the BC Liberals. The innovation is coming from individuals.

Editorial: Fair election PEAK WEBSITE USER TRACEY ELLIS Best compliment I ever received as a journalist on a highly controversial topic was a reader ranting at me: “now I don’t know who is right,” because the balance was just right. In today’s group ownership of papers and corporate decrees telling journalists what to write or not write...I wish you luck, it’s not a fun tightrope to walk.

Ferry advisory committee asks for schedule changes FACEBOOK USER COLLEEN BUTLER How about putting a bridge there! Keep the Westview ferry and put the ferry workers from the Saltery Bay run on the island run, and keep the ferry in Powell River. The island ferry was put there for us. If Powell River wasn’t here, the ferry wouldn’t be!

Cribbage bridges generations at Kiwanis Garden Manor FACEBOOK USER JAKE CORBETT What a great idea, blending young and old!

FACEBOOK USER GEOFF N ANG GOWANS I wonder if the smaller Queen of Cumberland can keep to the proposed schedule on Jervis Inlet, or if BC Ferries will give an absolute answer to dispel the persistent rumour about changing the ferries around, and commit to the Island Sky staying on the route.

COUNCIL BRIEFS Receives Inn at Westview update City of Powell River chief administrative officer Mac Fraser provided a brief update at the city’s committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, January 31, on Inn at Westview property manager Jack Barr’s work to take the dilapidated building down. Last fall, WorkSafe BC ordered the building, with its roof in slow collapse, sealed until a qualified engineer could assess it. Fraser said either a structural engineer will be brought in to draw up plans to secure the building and allow asbestosremoval crews safe access, or a demolition firm will be contracted to treat the whole building as hazardous and take it down with containment. City council

asked staff late last year to prepare a report outlining options should it pursue a remediation order for the building. That report is expected on February 28, said Fraser.

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Honours Quebec mosque victims

City of Powell River council approved two Powell River Youth Council recommendations at its February 2 meeting. Youth council recommended that the city create safer pedestrian and cycling connections with improved signage through Millennium Park for trails that connect Brooks Secondary School, Willingdon Beach and Powell River Recreation Complex. Youth council also recommended the city add more recycling bins for beverage containers at the recreation complex, particularly in hockey

City of Powell River council observed a minute of silence at its meeting on Thursday, February 2, and flags on city buildings flew at half mast last week to honour the memory of six Canadians killed in a Quebec City mass shooting on Sunday, January 29. The men, Abdelkrim Hassane, Khaled Belkacemi, Aboubaker Thabti, Mamadou Tanou Barry, Ibrahima Barry and Azzeddine Soufiane, had been in prayer at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre when a masked gunman en-

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Approves fuel Approves contract youth council City of Powell River council approved a three-year recommendations

contract with Parkland Industries, also known as Columbia Fuels, to provide gasoline and diesel for cityowned vehicles and equipment, including firetrucks, buses and heavy equipment. The city’s estimated fuel cost for 2017 is $324,115. City vehicles use approximately 85,000 litres of diesel and 230,000 litres of gasoline per year. The contract does not include the supply of aviation fuel at the airport, as the city does not currently own any means of dispensing fuel there. According to a staff report, the issue of providing fuel at the airport will be revisited in the spring.

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One on one: BC premier Christy Clark and Peak publisher Jason Schreurs

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An oil leak in Queen of Burnaby’s propeller seal has struck again, this time only months before the ship is slated for retirement. BC Ferries announced Thursday, February 2, that Queen of Burnaby will go into dry dock on Wednesday, February 8, for up to one week of repairs. BC Ferries spokesperson Deborah Marshall said that, because the issue is environmental, the repairs have to be made. “Our commitment is to the environment,” said Marshall. “There is a leak with the propeller seal. It’s very unfortunate, but it is something that we have to do.” This will be the fourth time in a little over a year the ferry corporation has had to bring the vessel to dry dock for the same repair. While the 51-year-old vessel is taken out of service between Comox and

RETIREMENT BECKONS: Persistent problems with the seal around Queen of Burnaby’s propeller shaft means BC Ferries is sending the ship in for emergency repairs again, despite the fact it will be replaced in two months by Salish Orca. PEAK ARCHIVE PHOTO

Powell River, it will be replaced by MV Island Sky. BC Ferries is planning to bring winter relief vessel Bowen Queen into service between Saltery Bay and Earls Cove to replace the Island Sky. Because Bowen Queen, with its 70-vehicle capacity, carries fewer cars, BC Ferries is planning to add an additional roundtrip sailing each day during the upcoming Family Day long weekend, from Friday, February 10, through Monday, February 13. The sailings include a 1:50 pm departure from Saltery Bay and a 2:50 pm departure from Earls Cove. According to BC Ferries, customers

travelling to Powell River who arrive at Horseshoe Bay terminal will see signs asking them to identify themselves in order to receive updated information on traffic and possible overloads at Earls Cove. “It’s just unfortunate timing that we’ve had this issue crop up with the Burnaby again,” said Marshall. BC Ferries has taken possession of the recently delivered Salish Orca, Queen of Burnaby’s replacement, and Marshall said crews are busy training and becoming familiar with the ship. Salish Orca is expected to go into service in early April.

Council debates rec program CHRIS BOLSTER

A decision to expand a City of Powell River program designed to help low-income residents has been put on hold until more discussion takes place on a recent regional-recreation report. City of Powell River council decided at its meeting on Thursday, February 2, to hold back making a decision that provides better access to services at Powell River Recreation Complex



Lund Sewer Local Service Area Myrtle Pond Water Local Service Area Savary Island Marine Facilities Service Area The Powell River Regional District has prepared the 2017 parcel tax rolls as required by Section 202 of the Community Charter. The parcel tax roll lists the parcels eligible to be taxed for each of the above noted services in 2017. This is not a new tax. This is an annual process to review the roll to ensure that it is correct. Owners of properties located in the above service areas may view the roll at the regional district office during regular office hours or on the regional district website ( under Current News, Notices and Initiatives. Please contact Linda Greenan with any questions. Property owners may request an amendment to the roll only with respect to their own property and only for the following reasons: 1. There is an error or omission respecting a name or address on the roll 2. There is an error or omission respecting the inclusion of a parcel 3. An exemption has been improperly allowed or disallowed Requests for an amendment to the parcel tax roll must be in writing and received at the address below no later than Friday, February 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm. Linda Greenan, Manager of Financial Services Powell River Regional District 202-4675 Marine Avenue, Powell River, BC, V8A 2L2 Phone: 604.485.2260 Fax: 604.485.2216

for residents throughout the region. The decision is now pending results of a highly anticipated discussion on establishing regional-recreation service with Powell River Regional District electoral areas and Tla’amin Nation at an upcoming C3 meeting in March. The city currently operates a recreation financial assistance program that provides 20 passes per year to people on social assistance living in either the city or rural electoral areas. In the first sixmonths of 2016, 168 people received the passes. City parks, recreation and culture director Ray Boogaard’s proposed oneyear pilot program would increase the number of annual passes to 52 and rely on the Statistics Canada low-income measure to determine eligibility for the passes. The current model, which ties its eligibility to anyone collecting provincial social assistance, has a much lower threshold. Councillor Russell Brewer said he thought the program was needed and supported

increasing the number of passes and using the lowincome measure to establish eligibility. However, he said he did not support making city taxpayers pay for residents in rural electoral areas. “We all can agree it’s something we should do,” said Brewer. “I’d just like to invite the regional district to participate as well.” Brewer added that only city taxpayers contribute toward costs of running what he considers to be a regional facility, and that makes Powell River an outlier in the province. “Only city residents pay for the complex at present,” he said. “Most other regional districts in the province have a facility of that nature supported by the entire region.” The recreation complex currently has a funding gap of between $500,000 and $700,000, he added. At the meeting, councillor Jim Palm said expanding the city’s program is a response to the growing need in the region to provide recreation services for people living in poverty who otherwise

may not be able to afford to use recreation facilities. “I hate to say it, but that is an increasing number in our community,” said Palm. Palm, who works as a counsellor at Brooks Secondary School, said that over the last 10 years he has seen an increase in child poverty and he stressed the importance of providing access to youth. “Recreation is a big component in helping those youth advance in society and by cutting off that channel we’re really doing them a great disservice,” said Palm. Palm said the recreation complex funding gap was a problem for him, too, but he felt that closing the program off to youth living in the regional district before having a discussion on establishing a regional-recreation service was not correct. “Yes, the electoral area directors should be helping support their residents to access recreation and come in and be a part of this community,” said Palm. “I will be speaking loudly and clearly about this at that C3 meeting, hoping they will find a way to get it.”

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FAMILY SUPPORT: [From left] Mitzi Jones, Kyla Banack with Isaac Banack, and Family Place program facilitator Bethany Browne congratulate Family Place volunteer Claudia Winter on her Catalyst of Change recognition award. Diana Amundsen [right] with Leif Amundsen, was also on hand to congratulate Winter. IONATAN WAISGLUSS PHOTO

safe and non-judgmental. Having other parents to talk to is also beneficial and supportive, she added. “It’s not all about moms; there are dads and grandparents, and all kinds of parental figures,” she said. “It’s a good place to see many different parenting styles.” Family Place offers regular parent-child drop-in hours and a variety of programs and services for children. “Every child is different,” said Winter. “I’ve seen some of the kids who come here grow from a baby to a teenager.” Browne said volunteers are an important part of keeping Family Place vibrant and the centre is a place where families can meet, gain a sense of community and find support in

the years. The centre now offers more programs and the larger size of the new location has also been beneficial in serving more families, she added. “The centre offers a lot to the community,” said Winter. “It’s open four days a week and families really enjoy it here.” Regular visitor Maenyn Forsyth said she attends the centre at least three times a week. “I like that I can go there and my child can have a snack and play with her friends,” said Forsyth. She added she was happy to hear about Winter’s recognition. “Claudia is great with the kids,” said Forsyth. Forsyth said she appreciates that Family Place feels

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A local family drop-in centre volunteer is being recognized by a provincial not-for-profit organization that supports and promotes community-based familyresource programs. Claudia Winter was presented with a Catalyst of Change recognition award by BC Association of Family Resource Programs for her volunteerism at Family Place. “Claudia has been here a long time,” said Bethany Browne, one of five program facilitators at Family Place. “She’s been so consistent, coming in twice a week, and the kids are always happy to see her.” Browne said the awards recognize individuals who have made a profound difference in the lives of families and their community. Winter, who has been a volunteer at Family Place for more than 12 years, said she has always enjoyed spending time with children. “I call it my medicine,” said Winter. “I’m a big kid at heart, so it’s good for me, too.” Since she started volunteering, Winter said she has seen Family Place grow over

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Floor hockey unites community Special Olympics players seek redemption against Powell River Kings DAVID BRINDLE

After losing by a score of 3-0 last year, redemption is what the Special Olympics BC-Powell River and Comox/Courtenay floor-hockey team is seeking in an upcoming exhibition match versus Powell River Kings. “It’s going to be awesome, I can’t wait,” said Tanya Norman, one of three players from Powell River on the Special Olympics squad. Norman is joined by fellow Powell River vresidents Robert Lang and Andrew Swindlehurst. The team’s other players hail from Comox and Courtenay. “Playing these guys is cool,” said Norman. “It helps out with our agility, training and programs. We want redemption from last year. It’s going to be fun.” The exhibition game with the Kings is more than just a friendly game; it helps the team prepare for

the Special Olympics BC provincial floor-hockey championships. The event will be held in Kamloops in July. If successful, the team will then move on to the nationals. According to the special Olympians and Tarra Tipton, one of three coaches, the first meeting against the Kings was closer than the score indicates. Tipton said she thought the Kings were caught off guard by how tough the game was played. “I don’t think they were expecting it to be as rough as it was,” said Tipton. “When the Kings came out, they were struggling for the first bit, so you could see a little bit of stress with them. About halfway through they started to get the hang of it.” The Special Olympics team is ready for the chance to beat the Kings in this weekend’s rematch, she said. “Our guys gear right up; they have shin pads, gloves and helmets,” said Tipton. “They’re ready to go and used to playing a pretty rough game.” The Kings, on the other hand, did not gear up last year. Tipton said there must have been a few sore knuckles and shins at the end of the game. “I think they’ll change their

FRIENDLY FACE-OFF: [From left] Andrew Swindlehurst, Jonny Evans, Tanya Norman, Jake Kohlhauser, Carter Turnbull and Robert Lang are all smiles. Special Olympics BC-Powell River floor-hockey team members are ready for a rematch exhibition game against players representing Powell River Kings hockey club. DAVID BRINDLE PHOTO

minds and wear equipment this time around,” she said. This year’s game takes place Saturday, February 11, at 2:30 pm in the Brooks Secondary School gym. Admission is by donation  with all proceeds going to Special Olympics BC-Powell River.   “It’s a fun event and a good practice game for our athletes as they prepare to go to the provincials in the summer,” said local Special Olympics coordinator Jackie Milsom. “They’re quite competi-

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tive and play at a high level, so hopefully it’s going to be a very exciting game, a good opportunity for exposure to the community about our programs and also a fundraising opportunity.” According to Kings head coach Kent Lewis, despite winning last year, his team is not taking chances or underestimating its opponent this time around. “It’s just fun; it’s what sports is all about,” said Lewis. “It’s a great group we’re playing.”

Lewis said his players are training hard for the match, gearing up and preparing, especially for one player in particular on the other side. “We have some forechecking and defensive structure to limit Robert Lang’s opportunities,” he said. For his part, Lang said he is ready for the battle. “They showed a lot of strength against us last year,” said Lang. “They are a good squad on the floor.”


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With six games remaining in its BC Hockey League schedule, it is mathematically unlikely, if not impossible, for Powell River Kings to catch Victoria Grizzlies in Island Division standings. The second-place Kings have 67 points, six behind the Grizzlies, who also have two games in hand. On the upside, the team is assured of home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs against the team that finishes in third place. At the moment, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo and Alberni Valley are in a dogfight for that spot. Only six points separate fifth place Alberni from Cowichan in third. “We have some hungry playoff opponents right now that we’re playing, Alberni and Nanaimo, in three of our next four games, and we have to be ready,” said Kings head coach Kent Lewis. The other opponent in the stretch of four straight games at home, including two against Nanaimo, is Victoria. Kings final two games take place on the road in Alberni and Cowichan. At home last weekend, Powell River split two games with Cowichan. On Friday, February 3, Kings won 4-1, then dropped a 5-3 decision the next night. After coming out of the weekend with a win and a loss, Lewis said he was not overly happy. “We were sloppy and relied on the power play on Friday,” he said. “On Saturday, we got what we deserved. We didn’t play a full 60 minutes, which was apparent to all of our fans who braved the snow.” In the loss, Lewis pulled his goaltender, something he has not done very often this season. Mitch Adamyk started and, after allowing four unanswered goals, was replaced by Brian Wilson. “It was just to shake things up a little bit,” said Lewis. “We haven’t done that much this year. It did provide a spark. Brian came in and shut the door but the comeback fell short.” Meanwhile, in Powell River Minor Hockey action, Powell River Midget Rep Kings will

INTO THE BOARDS: Powell River Kings’ assistant captain Tristan Mullin places a hard check on a Cowichan Capitals player in the first game of a weekend series. Kings earned a win Friday, February 3, but lost the following night. ALICIA BAAS PHOTO

not advance to the provincial championships this year. The team of players, aged 15, 16 and 17, needed to win games against Campbell River and Nanaimo last weekend to advance, but came away with one win and one loss, finishing second in the North Island division.

“For a small association and a short bench, we had a great season,” said coach Warren Behan. “It’s just frustrating we couldn’t carry that momentum forward into the playoffs, because we are better than the scoreboard showed in those games.”


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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 vs COWICHAN VALLEY CAPITALS SCORING 1 2 3 TOTAL PP Powell River Kings 0 1 2 3 2/4 Cowichan Valley Capitals 1 3 1 5 1/3 2nd: 12:13 Tristan Mullin (32) ASST: Carter Turnbull (28) 3rd: 1:19 Jonny Evans (31) ASST: Curtis McCarrick (22) (PP) 5:45 Carmine Buono (3) ASST: Jonny Evans (41), Curtis McCarrick (23) (PP) SHOTS 1 2 3 TOTAL Powell River Kings 23 14 12 49 Cowichan Valley Capitals 11 16 5 32 GOALTENDER TOI SV/SH ON OFF Mitch Adamyk (L) 30:02 13/17 1st/0:00 2nd/10:02 Brian Wilson 29:20 14/14 2nd/10:02 3rd/19:22


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Brooks teams excel DAVID BRINDLE

They are not the biggest or most wellknown team in the Brooks Secondary School athletics program, but year after year gymnastics athletes have always been in top form. “We traditionally have several athletes make it to provincials, so that should be a real highlight in the next month,” said Brooks athletic director Tony Rice. Seven gymnasts recently competed at high school trials in Comox, resulting in impressive performances. “All of our team advanced to the

championships, so now they go to Prince George and compete against all of the zones in BC,” said Michele Dillon, the team’s executive director. Well into the second half of competitive high-school athletics around BC, basketball playoffs are also upcoming, with junior and senior boys beginning competition in the middle of February. “Basketball isn’t one of our traditionally strong programs, but it’s one where there seems to be a lot of interest recently,” said Rice. Into the end of this month, the girls’ soccer program starts up. Senior girls were provincial AA champions two

years ago and Rice said a realistic goal would be for the team to make the provincial championships for the next three years. Junior girls have potential to improve after placing fifth at the island championships last year, said Rice. “I would expect our junior girls team to be like our juniors boys, right there competing for an island championship,” said Rice. Last fall, junior boys soccer had an outstanding year, finishing second at the island championship, added Rice. Brooks Thunderbirds’ track and field team, begins competing in March.

FIRST OVERALL: Dylan Werner [left], 15, and Kael Ruel, 17, placed first in all six of their gymnastics events at a trial meet recently. The entire boys and girls Brooks Secondary School gymnastics team advanced to the upcoming provincial championships. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

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music, whatever the genre may be. So, in that regard, I was very lucky. There were so many great opportunities with all of the music festivals.

Accomplished pianist Daniel Chow was a familiar face in the Powell River music community when he was growing up. A promiWhat has it been like to put music aside a nent student at Powell River Academy of little bit for your job as a chief financial officer? Music in the 1990s, Chow participated in I’ve never really put it aside. I’ve only split pretty much every music festival in the area my time, versus doing it full time, so I was during his youth. quite lucky that I was able to do music on Now the chief financial officer for an award- the side. I typically do one or two concerts a winning Vancouver law firm, Chow still finds year, sometimes it’s international. time to play at least two concerts per year. This year, one How is it coming back to of those is in Powell River, the Powell River now, as an accomplished musician? place he grew up, first discovered his love for music and alI love going back; it’s a great ways enjoys returning to. community. It was at my request to donate all proceeds Chow’s concert on Tuesday, from the concert back to the February 14, at the academy’s James Hall, will inacademy. I’m paying for all of clude works from Bach and my own travel arrangements. Tchaikovsky and has “date night” written all over it. It What advice would you TAKE A PEAK: is also a chance for Chow to give to young musicians in Daniel Chow give back to the community Powell River? that birthed his musical talent. It depends. Everyone is really different. You can’t give generic advice. The only thing I can Do you remember when you were ex- say is that I was cautioned not to go into muposed to music for the first time? sic for the wrong reasons, and in this day and My parents moved into a house on Quadra age young people have so many choices, and Avenue and there was an upright piano in perhaps they are always worried about making the parlour. I was playing around on it as a the wrong choice. You want to make the best kid, so my parents thought to enrol me in choice for yourself. It may not always work out lessons. I started off taking piano lessons financially, but you want to do something you with Karen Yare until I was in my early believe 100 per cent in. Looking back, I won’t teens, then I moved over to academy and have that question of “what if I hadn’t done participated in the music program there. I this?” So I would tell young musicians, and was lucky enough to participate in local mu- young adults in general, to make sure they are sic festivals and always go to provincials. fully committed and don’t go into something they aren’t sure about. How did growing up in Powell River influence the direction your music took? For more information, go to powellriveraPowell River is a community very rich in

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Larry Lenard Turchet

July 23, 1963 - January 29, 2017

Heaven has gained another angel, way too soon. Larry has joined his dad Melvin, his mom Doreen and his little sister Lee-Ann. The unexpected loss of Larry is almost unbearable for us all. He lived for his children and was so very proud of them. Ricky (Kelli), Amanda and Steven (Amer) were the centre of his world. His sisters Rhonda (Rick) and Reeny (Dean) have lost another piece of their family. His nieces Ashleigh, Brittany and Lauren will miss their uncle Larry’s humour that always made them smile. Karin and Shannon will miss him deeply, as will so very many other relatives and close friends. Larry’s celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 11, from 1-3 pm, upstairs at Carlson Community Club.


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Shirley Elaine Brown Shirley was born on October 27, 1930, in Princeton, BC. She passed away peacefully on January 29, 2017, in Powell River. Survived by her husband Joseph Brown, daughters Vicky (Jim) Aldred, Diana (Loren) Bloom, Becky (Ron) Messier, sister Donna (Gary) Christiansen and many much-loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A special thank-you to Dr. Burns and Willingdon Creek, and the amazing staff in House Two and House Five. For those wishing to pay tribute we ask that you make a donation to the charity of choice. No service by request.


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Vera Josephine Formosa

Vera was born on the island of Malta on January 7, 1926, to Antonia and Joseph Cosaitis. She shared her childhood with siblings Mary, Paul, George and John. Judging by most of her incredibly vivid stories, it was an interesting and exciting period of her life— until World War II broke out, in Malta, in June of 1940. Moments after war had been declared, 14 year old Vera, sitting with her girlfriends in a theatre watching a Bing Crosby movie, was to discover that her father's ship, HMS Glorious, had been sunk off Norway and he, along with all but a few dozen men, had perished. Vera survived the steady bombing of World War II and all of the hardship and devastation that went with it. Soon afterward, in 1947, she met and married her husband of 51 years, Joe Formosa. Vera and Joe came to Canada with their four children Tony, Joe, Natalie and Adrian and settled in Powell River in 1960. A fifth child, Paul, was born in Powell River in 1964. Vera lived a full life in Powell River and was an active member of her community, doing volunteer work such as Meals on Wheels and child minding at the recreation complex. She led a very spirited, active life that involved long walks, fitness classes and hours of swimming with her friend, Janet Bacon, at Willingdon Beach. Vera was predeceased by her husband in 1998 and her daughter in 2014. She also lost an infant, Natalie's twin brother Noel, two weeks after his birth in 1951. Vera will be dearly missed by her sons and their wives Diane, Susan and Trish, her seven grandchildren Tania, Justin, Joel, Celine, Carly, Hanna and Liam and five great-grandchildren Ryder, Alex, Brynlee, Olan and Oskar, as well as many other friends and relatives. Vera’s Catholic mass will take place at 1 pm on Saturday, February 11, at St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, 20675-87th Avenue, Langley, BC. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Canadian Cancer Society.

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February 23, 1929 - January 25, 2017 Peggy MacLennan passed away peacefully on January 25, surrounded by loving family. Peggy is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Don, and their children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren: Dawn MacLennan of Lakewood, Washington, and her children Erin, Bob (Jenna) and Katie; John MacLennan (Nancy) of Cincinnati, Ohio, and their children Alex and Anna; Dan MacLennan (Leslie) of Campbell River and their children Drew (Erin) and Zella; David MacLennan (Leah) of North Vancouver and their children Erik and Signe; and Scott MacLennan (Nancy) of Ladner and their children Liam and Keira. Peggy is also survived by four beautiful great-grandchildren: Zoie, Ryla, Oliver and Duncan. Delivered by a dentist on the family farm in St. Andrew’s East, Quebec, at the dawn of the Great Depression, Peggy quickly learned the true value of love, faith, hard work and determination. Her dream was to be a children’s nurse, but she took a secretarial course in school at an early age so she could contribute to supporting her family. She started work at the age of 14 and held numerous jobs, including secretarial head of the foreign funds department at the Bank of Montreal on James Street. Working by day, she went back to school at night to finish high school while saving up to attend nursing school. In 1946, at 17 years of age, Peggy was the youngest student admitted to The Salvation Army’s Catherine Booth Maternity Hospital in Montreal. She went on to maternity nursing at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Montreal and then the Children’s Aid Home. Through her work, she came to believe that even the most troubled and disadvantaged tiny lives could be repaired and saved by “pouring love into them,” a philosophy she would practice for the rest of her life. Peggy married Donald MacLennan, the love of her life, in 1954 in Montreal. They moved to Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and began a family of their own, into which they poured their love. In 1961, Peggy and Don moved to Madawaska, Maine, where they spent happy years raising their family and participating in community and church activities. Her tireless commitment, faith and contributions were honoured with a lifetime membership in the United Church Women (UCW) shortly before the family moved cross-country to settle in Powell River in 1972. In the 45 years that followed, Peggy poured her heart into the community of Powell River, touching the lives of many. A few of Peggy’s contributions include chairing the hospital board, which brought the new Powell River General Hospital; starting a young mom’s support group; delivering Meals on Wheels with Don; teaching Bible study and Alpha courses; helping with weekly community pasta nights and supporting countless community members as a hospice volunteer and a pastoral-care volunteer. Peggy actively supported and encouraged recent efforts to welcome Syrian refugees to Powell River as well as the earlier welcoming of Vietnamese refugees. The family would like to thank those who looked after Peggy during her brief time in the Powell River and Campbell River hospitals. We would also like to thank Peggy’s “church family” who brought her much joy through the years. She left this world for an undoubtedly better place, with no regrets and much gratitude for a rich and blessed life. There will be a memorial service for Peggy at Powell River United Church, 6932 Crofton Street, V8A 5H4, on Saturday, February 11, at 2 pm. A reception will follow in the church hall. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in honour of Peggy to Whosoever Welcomes Refugee Project, in care of the United Church, are most appreciated.

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1010 Announcements REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Seeking proposals for the design and installation of a multi-lot septic system by qualified individuals – Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioners (ROWP). Qualified individuals are invited to contact Tla’amin Management Services Limited Partnership to request the full RFP package. CLOSING LOCATION Tla’amin Management Services Limited Partnership 4885B – Hwy 101 Powell River, BC, V8A 0B6

HARDY TREE, shrub, and berry seedlings delivered. Order online at or call 1.866.873.3846. New growth guaranteed. LO N G B OA R D L I K E n e w, str iker (Car iboos) $130.00. 604.489.0078.

Phone: 604.483.7777 | Fax: 604-483-7741 Email: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Seeking proposals for the inspection of up to 139 septic systems (sewerage disposal systems) by qualified individuals – Registered Onsite Wastewater Practitioners (ROWP). Inspections to be completed by April 4, 2017. Qualified individuals are invited to contact Tla’amin Management Services Limited Partnership to request the full RFP package. CLOSING LOCATION Tla’amin Management Services Limited Partnership 4885B – Hwy 101 Powell River, BC, V8A 0B6 CLOSING DATE AND TIME Friday, February 20, 2017, at 4 pm CONTACT PERSON Kelly Rankin, CEO Phone: 604.483.7777 | Fax: 604.483.7741 Email:

1030 Births Welcome Ziva Joey Gys Hansen Born December 28, 2016, at Campbell River Hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and 20” long. Loving parents in Campbell River are Darryl and Emma Hansen, and her big sister is Tianna, now 6. Delighted grandparents are Peter and Margaret Behr and Cynthia Hansen of Powell River.

1040 Card of Thanks Thank you Thank you to Dr. Andrew Attwell of BC Cancer Agency Royal Jubliee Hospital in Victoria and Dr. Blake Hoffert of Powell River General Hospital for your care of our beloved Sue. A special thank you to Dr. Danielle Marentette. Your care and kindness were so appreciated. Also, thank you to all the oncology staff in both Powell River and Victoria for making Sue’s last days as good for her as you could. Gord, Rob and Tammy Gough

We feel such deep gratitude to Kevin for sharing his life with us. A sincere thank-you to family, friends, Malaspina Fire department, paramedics, RCMP, neighbours, coworkers, and teammates for your compassion and generosity. You have helped sustain us, body and soul, through your acts of kindness including cards, food, flowers, and donations. We appreciate sharing memories, tears, hugs, and laughter. We are loving and missing Kevin greatly. We will celebrate a life well-lived when there are flowers blooming.

Thank you, from the Caul Family.

1215 General Employment MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employertrusted program. Visit: or 1.855.768.3362 to start training for your workat-home career today! RONA IS looking for a responsible part-time cashier. Experience is definitely an asset, but not a must. Please send resume to or drop off in person in-store.

1230 Work Wanted ANYTHING HAULED, rubbish, garbage, all odd jobs, spring clean up, free firewood removal. 604.344.2171. LOCAL HAULING, 1-ton steel dump truck dually, get into small places, topsoil, gravel, yard waste, hedge trimming and small renovations, reasonable rates. 604.414.9663.

2060 For Sale Miscellaneous 1991 FLEETWOOD camper, 10.5’, very good, $4,900; 8’ truck canopy and tool box; 2/6 hp kickers; 8’ Livingstone dinghy. 604.413.1032. 2008 YAMAHA 700 Rhino, side-by-side, 4,200kms. $9,500 OBO. Call 604.483.1294. FIX/SELL BURL clocks Tom 604.487.9755. INVACARE HOSPITAL bed with rails, like new, $1,495; swivel and slide bath bench, $185. 604.485.4101.




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604.485.5858 7259 Alberni Street

5020 Business Services

Peak Classifieds

1215 General Employment

CLOSING DATE AND TIME Friday, February 28, 2017, at 4 pm CONTACT PERSON Kelly Rankin, CEO

5015 Business Opportunities

2060 For Sale Miscellaneous

Step into your future

Client Services Coordinator

Career Link is seeking a full-time Coordinator to lead its Client Services Team. This dynamic person with exceptional interpersonal skills and EPBC experience will provide leadership in employee support and program development in the delivery of innovative employment services. For a detailed job description, please visit Email with Coordinator in the subject line or submit your application to: Lyn Adamson #103, 4511 Marine Ave, Powell River, BC V8A 2K5 Application deadline: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, by 4 pm

Tla’amin Resorts and Accommodations Inc. Tel: 604.483.7777 • Fax: 604.483.7741

General Manager, The Historic Lund Hotel and Marina (

Located in Lund, BC, we are requesting qualified individuals to apply by forwarding a cover letter and resumé by Friday, February 17. Compensation to be determined based on qualifications, benefit package available. No calls please. We thank all applicants for applying but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. Job Summary The resort assets consist of a 31-room hotel, restaurant, pub, general store, marina with fuel sales and boat launch, and retail leases. Financial support for the General Manager is anticipated to be provided by Tla’amin Management Services LP. Reporting to the CEO, the General Manager functions as the primary strategic business leader of the property with responsibility for all aspects of the operation, including guest and employee satisfaction, human resources, financial performance, sales and revenue generation and delivering a return on investment to property ownership. Ensures implementation of the Tla’amin Nation Group of Businesses brand service strategy and brand initiatives with the objective of meeting or exceeding guest expectations, increased profit and market share. Holds leadership team accountable for strategy execution, and guides their individual professional development. The position ensures the sales engines of the asset are leveraged and initiates independent and proactive sales activities, when appropriate, to generate demand. Ensures the objectives and goals of the property owners work together to achieve brand positioning and success. while delivering solid business results. The position is actively involved in the local communities and builds strong relationships with local officials, businesses, and customers. Represents the Tla’amin Nation Group of Businesses brand values in all leadership actions. Education and Qualifications • Prior experience as a General Manager in limited or full service property: o Two-year degree from an accredited university in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; eight years of experience in the management operations, sales and marketing, finance and accounting, or related professional area, or o Four-year bachelor degree in Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; six years of experience in the management operations, sales and marketing, finance and accounting, or related professional area; • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends, holidays and late nights; • Property industry work experience, demonstrating progressive career growth and a pattern of exceptional performance. Key Responsibilities: • Business Strategy Development; • Business Strategy Execution; • Sales and Marketing; • Talent Management and Organizational Capability; • Business Information Analysis; • Employee and Labor Relations; • Revenue Management; • Owner Relations; • Customer and Public Relations Management; • Company/Brand Policy, Procedures, and Standards Compliance.


MARLIN 3030 hunting rifle $500, Hip waders, size 7-8 $50, Snap on tools, by appointment. 604.414.4747. SAWMILLS FROM only $4,397 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawm i l l s . c o m / 4 0 0 O T 1.800.566.6899 Ext:400OT STEEL BUILDING SALE... “REALLY BIG SALE IS BACKEXTRA WINTER DISCOUNT ON NOW!!” 20X19 $5,145, 25X27 $5,997, 28X27 $6,773, 30X31 $8,110, 35X33 $11,376, 40X43 $13,978. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1.855.212.7036

3560 Pets “DENNY,” four year old pitbull terrier. Handsome, brindle, male. SPCA 604.485.9252. “DYNAMITE,” young chihuhua terrier. Super cute black and white boy who would prefer a quiet home with seniors. SPCA 604.485.9252. “HARRY AND FRANKIE,” pair of baby, male black and orange guinea pigs. SPCA 604.485.9252. “JACK,” super handsome senior, brindle and white pit bull terrier. SPCA 604.485.9252. LOST/FOUND a pet? Adopt-apet? Pet behaviour problems? Abuse or neglect concerns? w w w. s p c a . b c . c a / p o w e l l r i ve r

604.485.9252. “MAGEE,” sweet dwarf-eared rabbit, brown neutered male. SPCA 604.485.9252. “MR. TEX,” young, cute, coal black kitty. Nice, short-haired boy. SPCA 604.485.9252. “REECE,” two year old rabbit. N i c e , b r o w n b o y. S P C A 604.485.9252. “TALLA,” pretty, short-haired, three year old calico girl. Could she be your Valentine? SPCA 604.485.9252.

Tis the time of year when cats get bred Fighting and spraying makes the neighbours see red So if you truly love your pet Think neuter is cuter

DENIED CANADA Pension Plan disability benefits? Under 65 and want to apply for CPP disability benefits? Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can h e l p. Ca l l 1. 8 7 7. 7 9 3 . 3 2 2 2

5050 Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Why suffer Employment/Licensing loss? Travel/Business opportunities? Be embarrassed? Think: Criminal Pardon. US Entry Waiver. Record Purge. File Destruction. Free Consultation 1.800.347.2540.

5520 Legal/Public Notices Sunshine Self Storage of 4504 Fernwood Ave, and 3070 Stevenson Rd. Powell River, BC will be holding a storage auction for possessions contained within self storage units. Auctions will be held for the contents of the following units: Joan Vandale Doug Bleaney If the balance owing is not paid in full on or before March 2, 2017 the auction process will proceed at

6030 Houses for Sale 3-BDRM MOBILE, new roof, siding, windows, flooring, bathroom, paint, F/S W/D. Call 604.485.5295. ULTRA AFFORDABLE, modern homes for British Columbia starting at $80,000 delivered. Don’t overpay! 2017’s available now; Text/Call 778.654.0345. 1433 Velocity St., Kelowna. Canada’s largest home selection!

6505 Apartments/Condos for Rent RENOVATED, DOG-FRIENDLY apartments in Cranberry. See or call 604.414.8595.

Bachelor suites 1-, 2- and 3-bdrm Walking distance to mall. Close to amenities and bus stop. Call to view! Rents range from $650 - $950/mth

Take a trip to the vet!


4025 Health Services

6515 Commercial


CANADA BENEFIT GROUP Do you or someone you know suffer from a disability? Get up to $40,000 from the Canadian Government. Toll-free 1.888.511.2250 or


5010 Business for Sale


ARMSTRONG HOTEL and SALOON - Armstrong, BC. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Unreserved Auction, April 26 in Edmonton. 16 guest rooms, saloon and restaurant. Jerr y Hodge: 780.706.6652; Realtor: Tom Moran (PREC) - Re/Max Daws o n C re e k Re a l t y ; r b a u c

2-BDRM HOUSE in Cranberry, available February 15, $950/mth plus utilities 604.223.0520. 2-BDRM REFURBISHED mobile home, nor th of town, $800/mth 604.483.3700. FOR DETAILS ON

6560 Houses for Rent

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6965 Suites for Rent

9145 Cars

1-BDRM, LEVEL entry, wood floors, shared laundry, four appliances, central location, $725/mth utilities included, NS/NP Available February 15. Call 604.223.5029.

20 05 FORD Crown Victoria, 194,000 kms, maintenance records, two winter tires on rims $5,000 OBO. 604.485.6454.

Stevenson Road, Powell River, BC


Mechanics on Duty

9135 Motorcycles 2010 YZ-250F, very low hours, near perfect condition, best offer takes. 604.485.2994.

Fractional ownership can make your lifelong dream a reality right now. 2017 Regency Pilothouse 65 Quarter interest - $814,409 USD 604-669-2248

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9185 Boats

9115 Auto Miscellaneous


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8325 Sand & Gravel

SAND AND GRAVEL PRODUCTS TOPSOIL • QUARRY ROCK SLINGER TRUCK • GRAVEL TRUCK EXCAVATIONS • LAND CLEARING Wide assortment of construction aggregates including our own quarry products. We have the equipment & services to complete any job, including our slinger truck! 4240 Padgett Road Monday to Friday 7 am – 5 pm



2005 FORD F150 4X4 quad cab, low kms, clean leather interior, fully loaded $18,000. 604.123.4567


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Clas­si­fied ad­ver­tis­ing is ac­cept­ed on a pre­paid ba­sis only. VISA and Mas­ter­Card wel­come. Peak Pub­lish­ing Ltd. re­serves the right to clas­si­fy ads un­der ap­pro­priate head­ings, set rates there­fore and de­ter­mine page lo­ca­tion. Full, com­plete and sole cop­y­right in any ad­ver­tis­ing pro­duced by Peak Pub­lish­ing Ltd. is vest­ed in and be­longs to Peak Pub­lish­ing Ltd. No cop­y­right ma­te­ri­al may be re­pro­duced in any form with­out the pri­or writ­ten cons­ent of Peak Pub­lish­ing Ltd. Any er­rors in ad­ver­ tise­ments must be brought to the at­ten­tion of the pub­lish­er with­in 30 days of the first pub­li­ca­tion. It is agreed by any dis­play or clas­si­fied ad­ver­tis­er that the li­abil­i­ty of the news­pa­per in the ev­ent of fai­lure to pub­lish an ad­ver­tise­ment or in the ev­ent that er­rors oc­cur in the pub­lish­ing of any ad­ver­tise­ment shall be lim­it­ed to the amount paid by the ad­ver­tis­er for that por­tion of the ad­ver­tis­ing space oc­cu­pied by the in­cor­rect item only and that there shall be no li­abil­it­y in any ev­ent beyond the amount paid for such ad­ver­tise­ment. Peak Pub­lish­ing Ltd. can­not be re­spon­si­ble for er­rors af­ter the first day of pub­li­ca­tion of any ad­ver­tise­ment. No­tice of er­rors in the first week should im­me­diate­ly be called to the at­ten­tion of the ad­ver­tis­ing de­part­ment to be cor­rect­ed for the fol­low­ing edi­tion. All ad­ver­tis­ing is sub­ject to the ap­pro­val of the pub­lish­er.

February 16-26 Experience 10 days of Powell River’s diverse food scene with these participating restaurants See Friday’s Weekender for feature menus Coastal Cookery Costa Del Sol Fruits & Roots Modern Peasant

Nancy’s Bakery River City Coffee Royal Zayka Savoury Bight

Shinglemill Pub & Bistro Strikers Bar & Grill That Sugar Vault Tree Frog Bistro

Enter to WIN dinner for two at any participating restaurant @PRPEAK


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Your Hometown Grocery Store 5687 MANSON AVE • PH 604.483.4011 • OPEN DAILY 9 AM — 6 PM • FRIDAYS TILL 9 PM PRICES IN EFFECT FEBRUARY 8-14





Chocolate Milk

Green Peppers



Sour Cream

If it doesn’t say Island Farms . . . it isn’t.



Regular or Light 500 g


Red Grapefruit

Bavarian Meat Loaf

98 68 68 ¢

/lb 2.16/kg

Organic Jumbo $ White Mushrooms



/lb 6.57/kg


48 /lb 5.47/kg

$ 48


/lb 1.50/kg

Red Seedless Grapes $


Italian Sausage



23 $

Panini Buns


Store-baked Chocolate Chip $ Cookies


$ 98

Pkg of 6


100 g


$ 48 Cherry Pie 680 g


$ 98


Assorted, 750-890 ml

Boneless Skinless $ Chicken Breast FRESH New York Striploin $ Grilling Steak

utter Peanut B 500 ml

5 98 11 /lb 13.18/kg

/lb 26.41/kg


Cookies Assorted, 300 g






/lb 8.77/kg



$ 98 Mayonnaise HELLMANN’S REAL

/lb 8.77/kg

$ 98


Raisin Oatmeal or Ranger Pkg of 12

100 g



Boneless Pork Shoulder Roast


100 g

530 g

Hot or Mild


100 g


Canadian Swiss Cheese $

Italian Bread


Made Fresh In Store


Beef Pastrami $


eaeach ch

Red or Green Leaf Lettuce



$ 48

Honey Ham

Bulk Russet or Red Potatoes




/lb 2.16/kg

Ambrosia Apples

3 $ 25

$ 68


3 2 2

$ 98 $ 88 $ 98


Pasta Sauce


$ 98

Assorted, 218-650 ml



Oatmeal $ Crisp Cereal Assorted, 425-505 g

We are offering

HUGE SAVINGS As we make room for 2017 models TAKE UP TO SIX MONTHS TO PAY





Assorted, 111-167 g


Pasta n’ Sauce



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