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USS boys V-ball earns first-ever provincial bid

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ANDREW BAILEY

Westerly News Ucluelet Secondary School’s senior boys volleyball team is headed to the Provincial Championships for the first time ever. The team set two main goals at the season’s onset: win the Island Championships and qualify for the Provincial Championships. With second place, they fell just short of their first goal but head coach Brian Grigg was thrilled with his team’s performance at the Islands. “We made a real strong effort and we had a real strong possibility of winning the island championships,” he said. “Unfortunately we just came up See VOLLEYBALL page 19

JACKIE CARMICHAEL

Westerly News A handful of Wild Women are getting ready to test their championship basketball skills again. The team of Nuu-chah-nulth women includes former junior players who first took the junior provincial First Nations championships in 2006 and then again in 2007, and will seek to scale new heights in Prince Rupert in February as grown women. Mother-daughter team members Anita Charleson-Touchie and Skylene Touchie were among several groups detailing cars on Sunday to The USS senior boys volleyball focus on Coach Bryan Grigg’s words as they prep for this weekend’s bid for the provincial chapionships, the school’s first ever provincial berth.

See BASKETBALL page 6

TEAM POLITICS: MUNICIPAL RIVALRY VS. MUNICIPAL COOPERATION

MOU freeze shows tension between West Coast towns over past wounds

Tofino mayor on greening up: West Coast must ‘think like an island’ ANDREW BAILEY

Westerly News The West Coast may be starting to re-define what taking out the trash looks like. Local leaders met last Thursday to discuss the feasibility of bringing in alternative and clean technologies and improve waste management and energy production in the region.

Ecotrust Canada and Clean Tech Community Gateway organized the meeting that included representatives from Ucluelet, Tofino, Ucluelet First Nation, Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation, and the Alberni-Clayoquot

See COOPERATION page 6

ANDREW BAILEY

Westerly News The Province would like to see Ucluelet and Tofino working together towards achieving higher learning initiatives on the West Coast but Tofino isn’t quite ready to play ball with its neighbour.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Community Events 20 WEDNESDAY Recycling Day in Ucluelet. Journal Writing for Women, 7 – 8.45 pm. Free drop-in offered by Westcoast Community Resources Society at the Social Services Hub, 500 Matterson Drive. Tofino Legion AGM 7:30 p.m. Wednesday 11:15 a.m-11:45 a.m. Story time for preschool children ages 3-5 . Ucluelet library at the Ucluelet Community Centre Strong Start, Ucluelet Elementary School, 8:35-11:35 a.m. Holy Family Church, 9:30am, 1664 Peninsula Rd. Ucluelet. Adults/Seniors Chi Gong, 10:30–11:30am, UCC fitness studio. Preschool Play Group, 10am–noon, Tofino Community Hall. Youth Health Clinic Ucluelet, 10–11:30am, youth room, Ucluelet Community Centre (library entrance). Access to the health nurse 250-720-5471. Youth Health Clinic Tofino, 1–2:30pm, Coastal Family Place, 265 First St. Access to the health nurse 250-720-5471. Ucluelet Sunshine Club, 1pm, Forest Glen. Seniors Social Afternoons, 1:30-4pm, Tofino Legion. Free admission & refreshments. Dominos, crib, board games, pool, snooker & darts. Ucluelet library, open 1–6pm.

21 THURSDAY Dr Briony Penn and the Raincoast Education Society for the second event of the 2013-2014 Raincoast Speaker Series: At the Leading Edge: Clayoquot Sound and the Shaping of the Conservation Science Movement of the Past Century, 7:30 pm, Darwin’s Cafe, Tofino St. Columba Church Bible Study 10:30 am, Ucluelet Community Center, Smalltown Empire, 7pm Float Lounge at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort Healthy Babies Program/Family Ties, 10:30am. Drop-in for expectant, new parents, Coastal Family Place, Tofino. Wickaninnish Community School’s StrongStart program. Monday and Fridays 8:45-11:45 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10:30-1:30 Free community lunch, noon–2pm, Coastal Community Services Hub, Ucluelet. Info 250-726-2343. The Edge Youth Room, 3–6pm, Ucluelet Community Centre & Youth Nite at the Edge (cooking, movies, art projects & more), 6–8pm, $2. Tofino library, 331 Main St., 3–7pm. Pacific Rim Toastmasters, 7:30pm, Rm 1, UCC. Info: 250-726-2766. Drop-in Bingo, doors 7pm, early-bird 7:30– 8pm, full games 8–10pm, Tofino Legion. Badminton, 8–10pm, USS gym. $2 AA meeting, 8pm, Holy Family Ch., 1663 Peninsula Rd., Ucluelet. 250-726-2712/4220.

22 FRIDAY Annual Pacific Rim GALA and Auction featuring WUNDERBREAD, Ucluelet Community Centre, 7pm. Mad Hatter’s Ball theme. Tickets $40 at UCOC office, Murray’s and Mermaid Tales. Ucluelet Community Centre. Partial proceeds to Food Bank on the Edge & Pacific Rim Hospice

Strong Start, Ucluelet Elementary School, 8:35-11:35 a.m. Tofino Library Storytime 11:30 a.m.-12 noon. 331 Main St. Preschool children with adult welcome. The Edge Youth Room, 2–6pm, Ucluelet Community Centre & Youth Sports Day, 3–5pm. Free. Holy Family Church, 7pm, 1664 Peninsula Rd. Ucluelet.

23 SATURDAY Fundraiser benefiting victims of Philippines typhoon, 6 p.m. Tin-Wis resort. $25 Ucluelet library, Ucluelet Community Centre, open 10am–2pm. Tofino library, 331 Main St., open 10am– noon & 1–5pm. St. Francis of Assisi Church, mass 5:30pm, 441 Main St. Tofino. AA meeting, 7:30pm, St. Francis Church, 441 Main, Tofino. Open. Call 250-725-3446.

24 SUNDAY Pet photos with Santa, 11am-3pm at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort Ukee Christmas Craft Fair, 12-4 p.m. Ucluelet Community Centre Christ Community Church, 10:30am, 1419

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Peninsula Rd. Ucluelet. Grace Bible Church, 10:30am, Ucluelet Community Ctr., 500 Matterson Dr. Holy Family Church, 9:30am, 1664 Peninsula Rd. Ucluelet. St. Columba Church, 10:30am, 110 Second St. Tofino. Tofino Bible Fellowship meets at the Tofino Legion Hall, 331 Main Street at 10:30 Black Pearls Roller Derby new skater recruitment, ages 19+, 11:30-1 p.m. Sea Plane Base Rec Hall, Ucluelet.

25 MONDAY Flu Clinic, 11:30am-3:30pm at Ucluelet Community Centre Monday Night Movies, Tofino, Clayoquot Community Theatre, see What’s On column on Page 15 for details Strong Start, Ucluelet Elementary School, 8:35-11:35 a.m. Floor hockey, 7–9pm, Ucluelet Seaplane Base Rec Hall. $2 drop-in. Indoor Soccer, 8–10pm, USS gym, $2 Competitive & drop-in darts, doors 7pm, play 8pm, Tofino Legion.

26 TUESDAY CARE annual meeting, 7 pm Darwin’s Café, Tofino Botanical Gardens (Ucluelet

meeting Wednsday, 7 pm UCC) Strong Start, Ucluelet Elementary School 5-8pm Healthy Babies Program/Family Ties, 10:30am. Drop-in for expectant parents & new parents, Coastal Community Services Hub, Ucluelet Community Centre. 250-726-2224. Ucluelet library, Ucluelet Community Centre, open 1–6pm. The Edge Youth Room, 3–6pm, Ucluelet Community Centre & Girl’s Roller Derby, ages 13–18, 3pm, Seaplane Base Rec Hall. Youth night, 7-9pm, Tofino Legion. Free admission, snacks & drinks. Pool, snooker, foosball, hockey table, darts & board games. Supervision provided, parents welcome. St. Francis of Assisi Church, mass 5pm, 441 Main St. Tofino. Food Bank on the Edge, pick up 1–3pm, Seaplane Base Rd. AA meeting, 7:30pm, St. Francis Church, 441 Main, Tofino. Roller Derby Practice, 7-9pm, Seaplane Base Rec Hall. Basketball, 7–10pm, USS gym.

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CLAYOQUOT BIOSPHERE TRUST DISTRICT OF TOFINO - ALTERNATE DIRECTOR The District of Tofino is looking for interested residents to serve in a volunteer capacity as an Alternate Director on the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust Society (CBT) Board of Directors for a 4year term. As an Alternate Direct you will: Bring vision, commitment and energy to making a difference in our region through the x CBT’s work as a community foundation. x Demonstrate eagerness to work in a consensus and team oriented environment with a committed board, volunteers and staff. x Reflect, listen and communicate with the individuals, groups and community you serve. x Abide by the CBT Constitution, Bylaws, approved policies and guidelines. x Bring knowledge, skills and interest in one or more areas of governance and management (planning, policy development, finance, fund development, investment, grant making, communications, marketing, web design, etc.). x Work closely with the Cathy Thicke (District of Tofino’s appointed Director), attend board meetings throughout the region and volunteer on subcommittees depending on your interest. The board operates as a policy board, governing by making policy and providing strategic direction to staff. Up-to-date governing documents can be found on the CBT’s website under the heading Who We Are, subheading Documents. Interested individuals are strongly encouraged to contact Rebecca Hurwitz, managing director to learn more about the role and responsibilities (725-2219; rebecca@clayoquotbiosphere.org). Letters of interest may be submitted on or before Monday, December 2, 2013 by mail, hand, fax or email to: Jane Armstrong Manager of Corporate Services Mail: Box 9, Tofino BC, V0R 2Z0 rd Hand: 121 3 Street Fax: 250-725-3775 Tel: 250-725-3229 ext. 57 Email: jarmstrong@tofino.ca


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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

VOLUNTEER CENTRAL

Shortage of helping hands hurting some local groups ANDREW BAILEY

Westerly News Get your volunteer hat on. A number of West Coast nonprofit societies are languishing for want of volunteers. Several societies that have tried to hold annual general meetings in the past month were unable to reach the necessary quorum to even do that. “Quorum” is society-speak for the minimum number of board members required at a meeting in order to vote on official decisions, but

the plain-English problem is not enough bodies. During Ucluelet’s Nov. 12 council meeting, resident Judy Gray asked if council had come across volunteer-increasing initiatives during their travels to other communities. “We’re running on empty and the ages of a lot of the people on the boards are up there,” she said. “How do we encourage and get the younger generation? There is lots of volunteerism happening within those age groups but how can we make more? Because we need

more; we don’t have enough.” Ucluelet Mayor Bill Irving said increasing local pride in place and providing clear direction to prospective volunteers are two effective lures that will reel in volunteers. He spoke to a meeting in Port Alberni where several people took him aside to tell him how much they enjoy Ucluelet. “Often we think we’re just a rainy dreary little place on the West Coast and really this is quite a remarkable place and I think if we

start celebrating the phenomenal things that go on here it encourages people to step forward,” he said. Irving told the Westerly News volunteers are accomplishing a lot in Ucluelet and societies could see their boards fill up if clear direction is provided and volunteers are kept up to speed on exactly what they’re getting themselves into. “From the district’s perspective, what we’ve found is that if we can offer the volunteers a clear question that we would like answered

and a timeline, they are far more able to commit rather than just continually sitting at meeting after meeting without understanding what they’re trying to accomplish and what the end date is,” he said. During Tofino’s regular council meeting that same morning, Coun. Dorothy Baert spoke to the absence of a go-to place where locals can search for volunteer opportunities.

See SHORTAGE page 6

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

CARE seeks folks to lend a helping paw, for dog’s sake - or cat’s sake THE VOLUNTEER COAST

Editor’s note: This begins a Westerly News series on volunteer opportunities around the West Coast. Send your organization’s board and volunteer listings to volunteercoast@gmail.com JACKIE CARMICHAEL

Westerly News If you care about animals, CARE has a spot for your volunteer efforts. The Coastal Animal Rescue and Education Network (CARE) is looking for more members, and will hold events Tues., Nov. 26, Darwin’s Café at the Tofino Botanical Gardens, and Wednesday, Nov. 27 at the Ucluelet Community Centre. The society-which calls itself a volunteer paw of the Clayoquot-

Alberni SPCA- needs help taking animals to the SPCA in Port Alberni for help. Short-term and longterm foster families are needed for when there’s no room at the SPCA. “We are looking for ANYTHING. Even for people to do laundry,” said volunteer Lyndsey Page. “We had a decent turnout last year – we’re hoping for more because we’re in desperate need of volunteers,” she said. Donations would be great at the door, she said. Additionally, the organization will be selling catnip mice at the door to raise funds for the society’s work.

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The organization has helped almost 400 animals this year alone, she said. “It’s huge,” Page said. “We want people to know how much we’re doing and ways people can help.” CARE seeks to be a resource for the community, she said, adding that the CARE Network is an entirely volunteer-run organization. “Lee-Ann Unger, our fearless leader - I couldn’t count the number of hours she puts in every week, it’s amazing,” Page said. The upcoming meetings will

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Opinion

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What do YOU think? Go online to www.westerlynews.ca to answer this week’s poll question: Do you feel there is a rivalry between Tofino and Ucluelet? a) Yes, and it’s a healthy thing that helps the communities each try harder. b) Too much is made of supposed rivalries. We all get along. c) It’s perfectly normal not to favour another town - they’re competition for resources, funding, grants, even water. Each town for itself. d) There are no borders. We are humans and West Coasters here, and each town has its good qualities. Why can’t we all just get along?

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Read The Westerly News next week for results of the online vote. Last week’s results: Asked “Would you ever write a letter to the editor or sign a petition about an issue you cared about?” 29% said no, it wouldn’t help; 14% said if I felt strongly enough but nothing’s been that important yet, and 57% said they’ve written a letter or signed a petition.. COMMENT

Those who kill for thrills make this writer ill I have no quarrel with hunters. As a matter of fact I admire the man or woman who goes out and harvests

Arthur Black Basic Black his or her own protein. Such people are less hypocritical than oh, say, me. I harvest my protein from the local supermarket, letting someone else do the dirty work of shifting said

protein from the forest or the feedlot to my dinner plate. I respect subsistence hunters, but trophy hunters – people who hunt just for the thrill of killing something big? You suck. I’m thinking specifically of one BC boy who recently had his picture taken holding up the severed head of a grizzly he shot on the BC coast near Bella Bella. HE wasn’t interested in the body of the bear – he left that to rot on the forest floor. He just wanted the bragging rights

See BLACK, page 5 LETTERS POLICY: The Westerly News welcomes letters to the editor. We reserve the right to edit letters for clarity, taste, legality and length. We require your hometown and a daytime phone number for verification purposes. Letters must include your first name (or two initials) and last name. Unsigned letters and letters of more than 300 words will not be accepted.

Roslyn Bradford Newman presents the Age Friendly Tofino report at a luncheon at Marina West.

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Community can make Age Friendly Tofino happen The Age Friendly Tofino Community Luncheon on Thursday signified the final stage of a six-month project made possible through a resolution from the local government and funding from the United British Columbia Municipalities Age Friendly Local CommunVoice: ity Planning and Roslyn Project Bradford grants. Newman Over 20% of the Tofino population are 55 years of age or above according to the 2011 Census. The initiative undertook a thorough assessment of the supports in place in Tofino for this age demographic and sought input from older adults and health service providers on what is most needed in Tofino to ensure our growing retiree population can live out their days independently, in good health and connected within the community. Information for the assessment was gained through a public roundtable meeting hosted at the Council Chambers, two focus groups, over thirty interviews and a written survey distributed to 150

community members. The gathered information was then used to create a Community Action Plan for the District of Tofino. The Community Action Plan was presented to Mayor Josie Osborne and the Tofino District Municipal Council on Tuesday, Nov. 12, where it received very positive feedback. At the Community Luncheon highlights were presented to the community and an invitation to get involved was extended. Some of the key gaps identified were beach access, uneven sidewalks, lack of Handy-Dart services, lack of Senior Care Facility, limited home-care supports, lack of a senior-friendly venue for recreation or fitness, lack of intergenerational interaction, difficulty for seniors accessing information, lack of a Tofino museum for the passing down of stories and difficulty for seniors accessing specialized or out-of town medical services. When asked to prioritize development in various areas to make Tofino more ‘age-friendly,’ 80% of survey respondents indicated that more affordable and diverse housing options were their top priority. A close second

priority was community supports and health services. Development of outdoor spaces and public buildings to make them more accessible, as well as improving public transportation, were given as third and fourth priorities. When asked more specifically what older adults and seniors felt they really needed to age well in Tofino results varied by age group. Nearly 90% of the 75+ age group felt what they most needed was greater access to information. Both the 55-56 and the 65-74 age groups prioritized affordability and variety of housing options, coming in at just under and just over 70%, respectively. Overall, the top 5 priorities for Tofino were listed at the luncheon as: 1) Longterm Care & Assisted Living Facility; 2) Indoor Recreation Venue/Pool; 3) Older Adult & Senior Communication Tool; 4) Transportation Services for Seniors, and 5) Local Museum & Venue for Story-Telling/Sharing. The Community Action Plan seeks to translate the vision shared by Tofino’s older adults and service providers into 41 actions aimed to achieve 9 different

goals. It starts with small steps that can be started immediately and works toward long-term goals that may take 3-5 years to accomplish. While the District of Tofino does carry a responsibility to advocate for action in regards to older adult and senior services, not all of these actions are the sole responsibility of our municipal leaders, but are the responsibility of us all. The formation of a seniors’ committee or association was touted at the luncheon as a vital first step to ensure we see these action steps started and maintained. Together as a community we can make changes that will ensure our town becomes more supportive of all members. Delicious soups donated by Jack’s Diner, Shelter Restaurant and SoBo warmed the bellies of over 40 community seniors, organization representatives and interested individuals in attendance.

Roslyn Bradford Newman is the consultant for the Age-Friendly Tofino.


Opinion II The Westerly News | Page 5

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Three cheers for West Coast volunteers! (Hear, here!) My mother taught me about volunteering. One of the ways she did this was by hauling me and my guitar around to warble for my grandpa’s elderly neighbours and then to seniors homes. At the tender age of 12 I regaled them with hardbitten tunes of loss from Gordon Lightfoot and Bob Dylan - my repertoire alone made them smile, I think. The real beneficiary was ME. From watching my mother, my siblings and I learned respect and appreciation for elders and the sense that we’re not just here for US. My notions of volunteering have matured, and all around me, I see evidence the spirit of volunteerism is alive and well on the West Coast. It’s distressing to hear when good non-profit societies can’t make their quorums, when board posts go unfilled. A difficult memo from Tofino Legion President Whitey Bernard made it clear Tuesday that unless the next

Jackie Carmichael Editor OUR VIEW generation steps up to the plate at tonight’s meeting to help lead, plan and work, a great community resource will fold here. We know volunteers are among us. A cadre of hard-working people who make nothing for their efforts help on boards, with people, with animals, in myriad simple ways. They show up when non-profit organizations and agencies and schools need them, they paint over graffiti, they clear a trail so others can enjoy it, they write a press release, they clear away invasive plant species. They grill the hot dogs and man the fundraisers, they donate the silent auction items and they bid on them, too - not because they have family in the Philippines but they can IMAGINE having family in the path of a typhoon.

They read to children. They let children read to them. They plant vegetables that others can eat, they let others plant vegetables in their gardens and harvest them. They sit as a kind and comforting presence at the bedside of a hospice patient. They do laundry. They transport neighbours to appointments, dogs to clinics. They share a meal. They pick up marine debris. They hold the fire hose. They might even run into a burning building to get YOU out safely. They show up to the annual meeting, and they fill out that vacant seat on the board, even if it’s not a glamourous, high-profile spot, because they just want to be of service and to be part of the community. They work behind the scenes and they bloom where they are planted. Who volunteers? Youth who volunteer gain valuable skills, resume-worthy experience and a social ethic that will stand them in terrific stead in

their adult futures. Their parents who volunteer model that ethic for their offspring. For adults, being active and connected to the community helps our social, physical and emotional well-being. And according to volunteer.ca, older adults who volunteer have fewer stress-related illnesses and higher self-esteem and are less likely to feel isolated. In fact, Statistics Canada figures show senior adults volunteer an average of 223 hours each year, more than any other age group. I wish to thank Tofino Coun. Dorothy Baert for her suggestion to me at the Age-Friendly Tofino luncheon Thursday that the Westerly News run a column about volunteer opportunities. On-line bulletin boards are a great addition for getting the word out digitally, but in well over 1,000 West Coast households where civic-minded residents give of their time over and above what

LETTERS

Haiti fundraiser thanks Thank you to the following people, organizations , and businesses for their support and contributions: Chef Richard Moore, Geoff Johnson, Royal Canadian Legion Branch # 65, Duncan MacMaster, Cam MacDonald, The Ladies Auxiliary, Rebecca Tuck, Andrea Arnet, Reene Gibson, Four Frames Photo Booth, Kim Tuson, jade Greig, and the Glee Club Jamie Wilson, Ashley Adams, Rino Del Zoppo, Jackie Carmichael and the Westerly News, Sheenagh Walker, Tin Wis, Jeff Hale Ivana Kraljevic, Keith and Paula Gibson, Ruth Sadler, Natalie Begin Cosy and Laterra Lawson, Tofino Tea Bar and Cheryl Graham, Red Can Gourmet, Shelter Restaurant, Robinson Cook and Mary Forest of Divine Proportions Wood Works, Rubio, Tofino Fishing and Trading Co., Storm Light Outfitters, Cathy Bernard, Studio One, Tofino Brewing Company, Salty Dolls, Gibson Bros., Long Beach Auto, SOBO, Jamie’s Whaling Station, Eagle Aerie Gallery, Pina, Chocolate Tofino, Tofino Tech, Coastal Bliss Yoga Studio, Mark Hobson Gallery, Marika Swan, Tofino Pharmacy, Neil Mckinley, Schooner Restaurant, Tofino Consumer Co-op, Green Soul Organics, Child care with Laura Lunty and Kyla Emery Also to everyone who made personal donations we thank you all so much. With much love and gratitude, Kyla Emery, Marnie Helliwell, Robert Kowatsch, and Little Footprints Big Steps

Please help victims The Filipino community on the West Coast, with the help of resort owners, local officials and many volunteers from Tofino and Ucluelet,

they devote to family and to work because they know the importance of community, the Westerly News is read each week. With that in mind, the Westerly News salutes the West Coast volunteer spirit and we are going to take Coun. Baert’s suggestion. A relative newcomer to the West Coast this fall, our son Brad Larson has volunteered to compile volunteer listings for the paper. An avid volunteer himself, Brad is 30 and a business administration major at North Island College. He has a background in live help desk support and network support and administration, which is well put to use pulling together the Volunteer Coast. Reach him at volunteercoast@ gmail.com or at office@westerlynews.ca. And the Westerly News will be writing a series chronicling the joys of volunteering. Look for them in upcoming editions of the Westerly News. Three cheers for volunteers!

BASIC BLACK continued from Page 4 will be having a fundraising Saturday, November 23 for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. It will be held at the Best Western Tin-Wis Banquet Room in Tofino. The event includes a Filipino buffe dinner-dance with MC/DJ Cameron Dennison, live entertainment and much more. The door opens at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at any resort in the Tofino area and at the door on the night of the event. The cost is $25. On the same weekend, Nov. 23-24, the Diocese of Victoria will be holding a special collection in each parish to assist the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. All funds will be edirected to Development and Peace, which is working with Caritas International to respond to the emergency. The Canadian government has promised to match the funds raised prior to Dec. 9, 2013 through Development and Peace for the emergency. Together, let us continue to pray for those who are in need of our aid. Fr. Roger Poblete, Pastor, West Coast Catholic Churches

Leadership VI thanks Our Leadership Vancouver Island West Coast program was on the move again in October as our leadership journey took us to Ucluelet. We’d like to send a huge thank you to the Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce and to the District of Ucluelet for hosting our first Leadership Day at the Ucluelet Community Centre. They took their support to another level by having backpacks made for us. Kasia from Solidarity shared an enormous spread of fruit and snacks, and between Heather from Foggy Bean and Sharryn

and Kerry from Thay Tea, we had all of the caffeine that we could handle throughout the day. In the morning, our participants looked forward from where they stand in their personal leadership journey to what is possible in the future. Hearing the experiences and approaches of our community speakers shed light on how we can apply one small change each day to build momentum. Thank you to our Ucluelet First Nations Elder Barb Touchie who blessed our day with a traditional prayer and to Mayor Bill Irving and Adele Larkin from Black Rock for sharing their experiences and perspectives on leadership. It wasn’t even lunch yet, but we had lots of leadership lessons to chew on. After the great lunch that Ron and his crew from the Co-Op put together for us, our participants discovered who their community project teammates would be for the year. We had a rousing team survival game that opened many eyes, and then headed out to explore the Wild Pacific Trail to learn more about their teammates and develop their team’s communication strategy. Thank you so very much to our amazing sponsors who are making this all happen. Creating these unique environments for our leaders to develop could not have happened without the support and dedication of many. This month, we’ll be hosted by Tla-O-Qui-Aht First Nations and will be heading to Opitsaht on 22 November. The time is coming for our teams to select their community initiative for this year, so we are all eagerly waiting to see the grassroots ideas that surface. Stay tuned for next month’s update to see where our LVI West Coast leadership journey takes us. Ricardo Manmohan Leadership Vancouver Islan

to the head. Must have been real tough to shoot the grizzly, which was known as “Cheeky” to the folks who knew him. I imagine Cheeky was shambling toward him looking for a handout about the time the heavy calibre bullets smashed into his chest. Or maybe he was just standing on his hind legs sniffing the wind and wondering what the odd creature in camouflage clothes squinting down a shiny stick was doing in his neighbourhood. Oh well, it’s not as if he is singular in any way, or breaking the law, come to that. Killing grizzlies is big business in British Columbia. The province sells killing rights in two trophy hunts every year. Between 2001 and 2011 nearly 3,000 grizzlies – 900 of them females -- were ‘legally’ slaughtered by trophy hunters. Is this a popularly supported money maker for the government? Hardly. First Nations oppose it, environmentalists decry it – and 80 percent of all British Columbians want it stopped. Especially since the govern-

ment handles it so ineptly. Each year the number of kills exceeds the limits set by bear-management policy. There are only about 15,000 grizzlies in the entire province. By sanctioning the slaughter of more than 300 prime animals a year we’re cutting it fine. According to biologist Kyle Artelle, grizzlies “have great difficulties recovering from population declines. A sow may have a litter of three young every three years.” What’s even scarier: we only think there are 15,000 grizzlies left. It’s a government estimate -- from the same geniuses who ran the east coast cod fishery into extinction. It’s a dangerous game to play, risking the future of a magnificent species just to satisfy the fantasies of men suffering from the twin afflictions of too much money and penile inadequacy. If we must have blood money, how about a trophy hunting season on…trophy hunters? I’m sure even Darwin would approve.


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Cooperation, continued from Page 1 Regional District. “What I especially appreciated about this roundtable was the opportunity to reframe the perspective to one of viewing waste as a resource, not as something that we simply pay to get rid of,” said Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne. Osborne believes West Coast communities must begin to “think like an island” in terms of dealing with recycling and waste. She said work should be done to minimize the amount of recyclable materials and waste currently being imported like packaging. There are high costs associated with shipping goods and managing the amount of recycling generated locally and Osborne believes the communities could work

“Sometimes it takes an ‘outsider’ to inspire us and to help us see lost opportunities.” - Tofino Mayor Josie Osborne together and save money by spinning waste into useful materials instead of filling up the landfill. “Organics are perhaps an obvious example: if we compost food waste from restaurants, residential kitchens, maybe even yard clippings and fish plant waste using the appropriate technology, we can extend the life of the West Coast Landfill significantly, lower the costs of garbage disposal, and create a product that

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make more financial sense over the long run,” Osborne said. She said it “makes good financial and environmental sense” for the West Coast to look for ways to increase the amount of energy and goods being locally produced and that this will increase the region’s security and resiliency. “All good ideas need help to be realized, including a commitment to regional collaboration. This meeting was a good first step to discussion the potential for collaboration and I certainly left feeling positive,” Osborne said. “It’s interesting to me that the meeting was convened by a third party. Sometimes it takes an ‘outsider’ to inspire us and to help us see lost opportunities.”

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She said people are often reluctant to step forward unless they know of a specific volunteer task that needs doing. “I think a lot of people really would like to engage in their community in areas of interest to them but they don’t know what those opportunities are,” she said. She said she is “astonished” at the level of volunteerism on display at the Clayoquot Oyster Festival and said the Pacific Rim Whale Festival enjoys strong volunteer support as well, but other volunteer opportunities go unnoticed. “Many residents look at the Westerly (News),” she said suggesting the newspaper could be an effective tool to deliver information to locals looking for a shot of good karma. Baert said volunteerism provides significant value to a community. “It’s a vital piece in the whole mosaic of what makes up a community,” she said. EDITOR’S NOTE: Please see today’s editorial on Page 5. The Westerly has launched a volunteer feature on Page 3 that will showcase volunteer and board opportunities. Any societies or organizations in need of volunteer assistance are encouraged to send information about current opportunities to volunteercoast@gmail.com. reporter@westerlynews.ca


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Rivalry rears head over stalled higher learning MOU between Tofino, Ucluelet, continued from Page 1 show lingering tension between the two communities. Tofino and Ucluelet’s higher learning committees have been meeting separately with the Province in pursuit of opportunities but the Province would like to see a united West Coast front. The province provided a draft MOU to both communities, which was reviewed by Tofino council during a Nov. 12 meeting. At the meeting, Osborne said she had met with Ucluelet Mayor Bill Irving to discuss the document and further conversations were needed. “The MOU needs a few more improvements particularly around communication and I need more time to discuss that with the (Higher Learning) Committee and with councillors and with Mayor Irving,” she said. Tofino Councillor Dorothy Baert is reluctant to enter into the agreement with Ucluelet. “I think Tofino should be moving forward with its regional higher learning initiative regardless of what Ucluelet does or doesn’t do,” she said during the meeting. “(Ucluelet) certainly never reciprocated that kind of consideration of Tofino in their initiatives and sometimes it’s not worked out that well for us.” Baert cited the Pacific Rim Visitor Information Centre and the re-routing of the annual Edge-to-Edge Marathon to no longer include Tofino as evidence of communication issues that must be resolved. “The cancellation of the Edge-to-Edge Marathon without consultation, without any engagement or com-

BAERT munication with us, says that we need to be working out things on a broader basis before we get to the specifics.” Baert told the Westerly News that Ucluelet has not been a communicative or open neighbour. “There isn’t good faith,” she said. “They don’t communicate with us and the marathon is a prime example of that.” The wound caused by the marathon’s re-routing is still fresh as the Ucluelet-only course was just announced in September, but the complex origin of the Pacific Rim Visitor Centre at the West Coast Junction has left a long-lasting scar. Prior to Ucluelet opening up the Centre, a West Coast Committee was struck comprised of leaders from Tofino, Ucluelet, First Nations, and Parks Canada to discuss the installation of a visitors centre at the junction, according to Baert. “Ucluelet just on its own decided to go on its own and without any communication with the rest of the committee worked with the (Alberni Clayoquot Regional) District and secured the land,” she said. “It needed to be a joint

project and Ucluelet decided to go on its own and has run it on its own with varying degrees of success ever since, much to the dismay of Tofino whose, I think, position is we want to give the best information service to the visitor as they approach the West Coast that benefits everybody...Ucluelet can say that their policies and practices do that but it’s not for them to make that decision; it’s a decision of all the interested parties.” Ucluelet Mayor Bill Irving was the Mayor of Ucluelet at the time the visitors centre opened. He said Ucluelet invited Tofino to be a part of the centre but Tofino stalled so Ucluelet moved ahead and purchased the property. “Ucluelet bought the property and then the National Park moved their building onto that property so they brought an asset and we brought an asset,” he said. “In any further discussions we’ve got to acknowledge that commitment by those two partners.” He said Ucluelet welcomes any conversations Tofino wants to have about joining the centre. “We’ve asked the District of Tofino if we can have a joint council meeting and we’re working on that so this exact issue can be discussed,” he said. “There clearly is an expectation that that is the gateway or regional centre where the whole West Coast welcomes people.” Baert believes “shutting out Tofino and First Nations,” from the centre showed a lack of foresight on Ucluelet’s part that, in her opinion, has continued. “There’s been lots of

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been openly communicative with Tofino. “It doesn’t happen perfectly but I think the intent is always there,” he said. “I think there is good will.” He hopes the two communities can put the past in the past and work together to reel in higher learning opportunities. “Not that I don’t understand the sentiment, there’s some strength to that lack of trust so to speak, but I think this is an effort to say ‘let’s find a way through this and not keep living in those kind of polarized places,’” he said. Baert believes Tofino can pursue higher learning initiatives without Ucluelet’s assistance. “Where we can work together lets work together

but let’s allow each other to enjoy our successes where we find them and Ucluelet I think has done pretty well at creating successes,” she said. “We will always be open and willing to work with Ucluelet and share in our efforts and our programming and our successes and so forth but we don’t want to be fettered having to negotiate for someone else’s interests.” Ucluelet’s council signed off on the MOU with little discussion during their Nov. 12 meeting and Irving said the ball is in Tofino’s court. “It’s in their hands to make those kind of adjustments and pass whatever they think is appropriate and then ship it back down to us,” he said. reporter@westerlynews.ca

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Tofino says no to signs on the beach - for now ANDREW BAILEY

Westerly News Tofino’s council has, temporarily at least, put a kibosh on beachfacing commercial signage. Under Tofino’s current sign control bylaw, resorts are prohibited from displaying signage that is visible from a beach, but Tofino is revamping this bylaw and had flirted with the idea of allowing resorts to install a single, sizerestricted sign visible to beach users. During its regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 12, council voted unanimously to remove beach-visible signs from consideration. Citing negative impacts to the overall beach experience, Coun. Dorothy Baert led the charge against allowing signage to land in the sightlines of beach-goers. “I don’t think private businesses have the right to impose on that experience,” she said. “The resorts do not own the beaches and unless it’s absolutely the most discreet signage I’m not going to support it.” Coun. Garth Cameron suggested such signs would sit in sightlines for extended periods and visually pollute Tofino’s beach views. “The last thing I want to see is

any kind of signage on the beach that I have to look at for the next 10 minutes while walking down the beach with my family and friends,” he said. Cameron said increased enforcement would be needed to ensure signs were in compliance with whatever size restrictions council decided to put in place. “It’s easy to say we have this grandiose idea and this grandiose policy about beach signage but now you’ve got to throw money at it to enforce it and are we willing to do that or is our money best spent elsewhere,” he asked. Coun. Duncan McMaster said implementing size restrictions would be tricky because a wide range of dimensions could produce signage with the same square area. “It’s a lot easier to police no signage than size of signage,” he said adding small standardized signs would be the only option he’d consider supporting. Coun. Ray Thorogood was the only councillor to speak in support of beach-visible signage. He said only about eight commercial properties would be allowed to install signage and noted a handful of commercial

signs are already visible from Mackenzie Beach. “Regardless of which way it goes, we still have four commercial establishments on the beaches that have signs up and we’re going to have to deal with them at some point,” he said. “I don’t have a problem with a restricted-size sign for those commercial properties myself.” McMaster said allowing resorts to put up beach-facing signage could potentially turn a snowball into an avalanche and open a Pandora’s box of bed-and-breakfasts and vacation rentals asking to install similar signage. “I think it’s just the tip of the iceberg,” he said. Mayor Josie Osborne pointed out that council was not being asked to make a firm decision on beach signage during Tuesday’s meeting and including beach signage in the draft bylaw just meant staff would be bringing recommendations for council’s consideration. “It’s not the end of the world if it passes and staff begin working on it and then the work is to no end,” she said. McMaster suggested council could save district staff time by simply nixing beach signs from

the draft, but district CAO Bob MacPherson assured it would not be a tremendous amount of work for staff to take on. MacPherson said staff has already been in discussions with legal advisors regarding whether the district could control the content of beach-visible signage. “What I’m hearing at the council table is that it’s very critically important from council’s perspective that it be a simple sign (with the) name (of the) property, and that’s it,” he said. “We’re just at this point exploring whether we can in fact regulate that...I think if we can’t then we’re back to council with something that doesn’t allow for beach signage at all.” MacPherson’s team was saved the trouble; the motion to direct staff to look into the feasibility of allowing one identifying sign of restricted size for commercial beach front properties was defeated by opposing votes from councillors McMaster, Baert and Al Anderson. Baert suggested council could revisit the matter after hearing from Tofino’s resort community. “If they can come up with something that’s reasonable and that

we can live with then that might change the landscape,” she said. Osborne said defeating the motion left council with fewer options for dialogue. “We just defeated this motion so we don’t have a mechanism to have our staff interact with the resorts and come back with any other proposal because effectively I think what we’ve just said is we’re not really interested in signage on the beach at all,” Osborne said. Baert then moved council direct staff to engage in discussions with Tofino’s beach resorts to determine if a balance could be found between meeting commercial needs and minimizing the impact on beach users. Manager of community sustainability Aaron Rodgers balked at the amount of staff time this task would take and the motion died. McMaster then moved that there be no commercial beach-facing signage, which council passed unanimously. While beach signage is out, the drafted bylaw is expected to outline clear criteria for temporary signs like sandwich boards and banners within Tofino.

PRAS recounts remarkable year: 11,000 served Pacific Rim Art Society, the oldest non-profit on the West Coast, held its 44th AGM on Sunday at LOCAL Black Rock VOICE: Oceanfront GREG Resort, BLANCHETTE Ucluelet. The event, guest chaired by Geoff Lyons, was held in Black Rock’s wine cellar, making a posh

experience for the two dozen people in attendance. A talk and video presentation by famed Vancouver Island pastel artist Joan Larson set the tone, and intrigued all with her favourite art subject, the wild horses of Nova Scotia’s Sable Island. Outgoing president Vi Mundy called 2012-13 a record-setting year for PRAS, with paid membership at an all-time high. The five major annual programs drew total

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The five major annual programs drew total attendance topping an incredible 11,000 people. attendance topping an incredible 11,000 people. She cited especially the local impact of the new Cultural Heritage Festival, this past year with a Nuu-chah-nulth cultural theme, and praised the hard work

and expertise of executive director Jacqueline Chamberland. Incoming president Mark Penney remarked on the many changes that have occurred in the local arts landscape in recent years,

Cindi Levine and Andrew Bailey are proud to announce the arrival of Ucluelet’s newest local and future Toronto Blue Jays centre fielder Andrew Robert Norman Bailey Jr. Andrew Jr. was born on Oct. 18th at 10:28 am weighing 6lbs 9 oz. Grandparents are Nigel and Darlene Bailey of Victoria and Robert Murphy and Eve Norton of Surrey. Great grandparents are Olive and Dr. Norman Bailey and Irene Stotts. Big sister Kaida has been mom’s awesome helper and is taking great care of little Andrew Jr. Photo by Beverly Murdock.

not least the growing phenomenon of cultural tourism. He also described the West Coast is an “arts region” in the eyes of the world, and said PRAS’s strength lies in its regional mandate. As president, he looks to Whistler Arts Council as a world-class example for the organization. Penney also noted the work PRAS did this year on building its infrastructure, to benefit both the organization and local cultural workers. He cited efforts to grow partnerships with other nonprofits and businesses, and highlighted some upcoming changes, such as time-shifting the new Cultural Heritage Festival to earlier in the year, and retooling PRAS’s signature Summer Arts Festival to better suit local needs. The new board is a promising mix of 11 returning and new members, with representation from First Nations, Ucluelet and Tofino. It comprises Mark Penney (president) and Dolores Baswick (vice-president), ably supported by Allison Tremain, Donna Fraser, Douglas Ludwig, Elgin Ambrose, Greg Blanchette, Leif Hagar, Myles Morrison and Signy Cohen, with Vi Mundy returning as past president. All look forward to a dynamic year of arts and culture in our region.


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1072 PACIFIC RIM HWY, TOFINO

901 TREEFROG LANE, TOFINO

Great, 3 br., 2 bath, 1700 sq.ft. family home Open sunny kitchen, custom finishing. Big, sunny back deck, large yard backing onto 6 acre park. Can be vacation rental.

5 br., 5 baths, 2858 sq.ft. 1.45 acre treed, private property. Recently renovated. Excellent B&B operation with many repeat visitors; turn-key to new owner.

• 1/2 acre treed, private • 2 blocks to the beach

JIM SCHWARTZ (250) 726-7969

JIM SCHWARTZ (250) 726-7969

JIM SCHWARTZ (250) 726-7969

$585,000

$579,900

311 LEIGHTON WAY, TOFINO

599 PFEIFFER CRES, TOFINO

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4300+ sq.ft. side/side duplex. 9 brs., 5 bathrooms, 2 kitchens. 2 car garage + carport. Custom design Large lot overlooking waters of Clayoquot Sound/

$800,000

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599 GIBSON STREET TOFINO

TANYA STEWART (250) 266-0467

• Stunning oceanfront home • Fantastic views • Custom designed open concept • Stairs to private beach

CARMEN EDWARDS (250) 725-8028 TANYA STEWART (250) 266-0467

$952,500

Luxurious Oceanfront Inn on .76 acre 6 nightly renal suites, generous ow ers suite Well established business, #1 on Trip Advisor Incredible ocean views from every room.

$1,200,000

1335 CHESTERMAN BEACH ROAD, TOFINO

210 NEILL STREET, TOFINO

460 MARINE DRIVE

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LINDA PETTINGER 1-800-316-0130

Waterfront estate property of 7.11 acres of treed privacy 2965 sq.ft., 3 br., 2 baths Solarium off master bathroom.

$2,400,000

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1230 PACIFIC RIM HWY, TOFINO

$2,495,000

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$2,950,000

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Betty Winpenny

REALTOR®

Extraordinary 9,600 sq, ft, home on Chesterman Beach. 6 br., 6.5 baths, 3 levels. Gourmet kitchen, gym, media room, games area. Beach side gazebo with hot tub & sauna. Large patio with fire pit.

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1303 LYNN ROAD, TOFINO

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$596,000 #2 – 599 GIBSON STREET TOFINO

2 br., 1 bath, 1125 sq.ft. on 1+ acre. Loft office area. Wood flooring; attached single garage; outdoor deck. Second dwelling ideal income stream/personal use.

2500 sq.ft., 5 br., 3 bath ½ duplex. Custom built, well maintained. Close to shopping/amenities. Spectacular viewscapes of Lemmens Inlet & beyond.

LINDA PETTINGER 1-800-316-0130

JIM SCHWARTZ ARTZ ((250) 250) 726-7969

6 br., 5 baths, 2642 sq.ft. Custom designed home in Tonquin Park area. Fireplaces in 2 brs. Bright family room, cozy living room with wood burning fireplace, oak hardwood floors, kitchen with nook.

• Very nice • Gated

Priced to sell–great value. Large home w/3 bdrm, 2 bath on main level. Lower level w/separate 3 bdrm, 3 bath ideal for B&B, VR or staff accom. Walk to shopping, school, parks.

JIM SCHWARTZ (250) 726-7969 LINDA PETTINGER 1-800-316-0130

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$575,000

Ocean View West Coast Home w/ 1 bdrm suite & BB room. 3 bdrm house, open living, vaulted ceiling, lg kitchen. Great Views.

Waterfront home on Ucluelet Inlet, 2 bdrm up & 1 bdrm suite down. Vacation rental zoning/nightly rental Wiring, roof, decks, flooring & more/1998.

JIM SCHWARTZ (250) 726-7969 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

$549,000

$499,000

$499,000

1136 CORAL WAY

668 RAINFOREST DRIVE, UCLUELET

936 AMPHITRITE PLACE

Ocean view, 3 bdrm + 1 brm BB suite. Open living main, vaulted ceiling. Private master/ ensuite w/views. Wood flooring, private yard.

West Coast home w/suite, 3 bdrm main, master w/ensuite, vaulted ceilings, wood floors, open plan

Waterfront rancher. 3 bdrm, 2 bath. Open living design, high vaulted ceilings. Lots of natural light & great views. Oversized dbl garage, RV hook up.

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1385 HELEN ROAD, UCLUELET

$525,000

$549,000

$549,000

1860 PENINSULA ROAD, UCLUELET

1304 LYNN ROAD, TOFINO

465 MARINE DRIVE, UCLUELET

1 acre of prime Ucluelet land. Mixed Res/ Com. Zoning. Awesome family home. Rental suite & 1200sq ft. workshop. TANYA STEWART (250) 266-0467 CARMEN EDWARDS (250) 725-8028

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Very best value in Tofino Duplex lot – ample room for expansion. 1821 sq.ft., 2 bdrm, 2 baths. High quality finishing throughout.

$573,500

335 PASS OF MELFORT PLACE

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$579,000

Chesterman Beach cabin minutes from beach; cozy home w/loft br., woodstove, porch, large, private lot; build dream home while enjoying cozy cabin in the forest. JIM SCHWARTZ (250) 726-7969 LINDA PETTINGER 1-800-316-0130

Ocean views, 3 bdrm, int./ext. renos, modern high-end design, walnut/ quartz kitchen, teak/ceramic floors.

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

$498,500

$459,900

$449,000

1050 HELEN ROAD UCLUELET

1944 ST. JACQUES BLVD.

321 OLSEN ROAD, TOFINO

Bright & Sunny W/C home w/ water views. Secluded on treed lot w/stairs to waterfront.

3 bdrm + den, 3 bath, custom built. Open living 18’ ceilings, fabulous kitchen. Plenty of built-ins, master with ensuite.

Crab Dock neighbourhood. 2 br., 2 baths, 1400 sq.ft. A Ron Thom original design Private setting with good water view.

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TANYA STEWART (250) 266-0467 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

Just over 1 acre tucked into forest. 4 br, 2 ½ baths, 1500 sq.ft.. Cathedral ceiling; skylights Sunny yard, low maintenance landscaping.

LINDA PETTINGER 1-800-316-0130

$389,000

$379,000

884 ELINA ROAD UCLUELET

1111 CORAL WAY, UCLUELET

241 CAMPBELL STREET, TOFINO Large lot, 3 bdrm home, downtown, commercial core re-zoner

$379,000 224 ALDER STREET UCLUELET

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

3 bdrm up + 2 bdrm suite down. New flooring, bathrooms, windows, Kitchen & more. Electrical 2011. New perimeter drains, fenced yard.

1925 ST. JACQUES BLVD, UCLUELET

238 MAVIS AVE

$397,000

1480 PORT ALBION ROAD

804 OCEAN PARK DRIVE TOFINO

2 acre rural w/1 bdrm west coast cabin Many updates including flooring, kitchen, Heat pump, laundry, new septic & more. New 24x24 heated & insulated shop.

4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home located in quiet neighborhood, walking distance to beaches and amenities.

#1 – 599 GIBSON STREET TOFINO

$379,000

$378,500

876 ELINA ROAD UCLUELET

1365 PENINSULA ROAD, UCLUELET

Under construction – Jenny Reef Estates 3 bdrm, 2 bath open concept Rancher Modern kitchen, granite countertops Hardwood flooring, double garage

Completely renovated home, 2 full 4-bdrm suites up/down, extensive renos, fenced yard, deck

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

$325,000

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West Coast ocean view; open living, vaulted ceiling; 3 bedroom, 2 bath, master ensuite, very well maintained; 2011 interior and exterior painting.

1340 VICTORIA ROAD, UCLUELET

$399,000

JIM SCHWARTZ (250) 726-7969 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 TIA TRAVISS (250) 534-9842

3 bdrm, 2 bath Rancher. Modern, open living with propane f/p in living, master w/ensuite, hardwood, granite counters Double garage & utility room. Large lot.

$378,000

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1020 CAMPBELL STREET

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Waterfront Vacation Rental Cottage Two story, two bdrm, two bath Open concept, great light & views Plumbed garage/shop, 2nd cabin possible

$439,000

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Stunning West Coast Rancher. Upper level bonus room. . Huge 5’ crawl space/workshop. .61 Treed acres.

229 BOARDWALK BLVD

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861 RAINFOREST DRIVE UCLUELET

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$449,000

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JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 JIM SCHWARTZ (250) 726-7969

311 MARINE DRIVE, UCLUELET

1971 CYNAMOCKA ROAD, UCLUELET

Rare Vacation Rental Zoning. 3 rental suites. Excellent income. Centrally located, treed lot.

Ucluelet Inlet view Millstream home. 3 bdrm suite lower, 4 bdrm 2 bath upper. Updated siding, electrical, plumbing & more .50 acre level lot.

CARMEN EDWARDS (250) 725-8028 TANYA STEWART (250) 266-0467

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 TANYA STEWART (250) 266-0467 JIM SCHWARTZ (250) 726-7969 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

4 bdrm 3 bath home w/views. Well maintained/updated, 4 yr roof, large yard & garden. Wood stove lower & f/p in living

Lovely Harbour & Mtn views.Newly 3 bdrm, 2 bath, upgrades; heated tile renovated 2 bdrm. Large deck off dinfloor in baths; laminate wood floor down/woodstove; laundry & bonus room ing area/ Fenced yard, easy care yard

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

CARMEN EDWARDS (250) 725-8028

Investment or family home. 3 bdrm upper & 1 bdrm suite lower. Currently tenanted on both levels. Home requires some TLC

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1644 HOLLY CRES

A must see, 5 bdrm, 2 bath, open living. Updates to kitchen, bathroom flooring & windows and more. Suite on lower. Attached workshop & separate shop w/power.

1168 HELEN RD & 1181 RUPERT RD. UCLUELET

1357 PINE ROAD, UCLUELET

Back to back properties, front/rear access 3 bdrm A-frame home with inlet view. 8906 sq. ft. Vacant lot behind. Place to live while building new.

4 bdrm family home, new windows; lg fenced yard, workshop, garden shed; suite potential, separate entrance. Central, close to schools, shopping.

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$219,000 1412 IMPERIAL LANE, UCLUELET

Inlet waterfront, rare to market, historic area, 40’ x 114’ lot, right on inlet, restore & attention required

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

$212,000 1300 PINE ROAD UCLUELET

Unique 3 bdrm home. Large corner lot. Central location. Attached workshop

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Lovely 2 bdrm, central location New laminate in kitchen Covered porch, lovely garden Large shop, fenced yard

4 bdrm, 3 bath; large kitchen w/nook, master w/ensuite; hot tub on deck w/ fenced yard; next to fields & trail

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$220,000

1356 PINE ROAD

1981 CYNAMOCKA ROAD, UCLUELET

$295,000

272 KARN AVE

.25 ac lot, 3 bdrm, 2 bath Millstream. Large kitchen, dining & living area. Metal roof, shop, some new windows. Great lot, home needs updating

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$225,000

1357 PENINSULA ROAD

Well located, 4 bdrm, 3 bath. Large living areas. Fireplace. Dining access to patio. Fenced yard. Large kitchen w/family eating area. 2 car garage.

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$275,000 1465 HELEN ROAD

$297,500

$209,000 236 ALDER ST.

$145,000

3 bdrm family home, central location. Kitchen updated & laminate upper 1996. New furnace in 1990, large yard, greenhouse.

FLOAT HOME AT LOCAL DOCK TOFINO 2 yr. old custom built - 2 bdrm, 1 bath, 3 yr. lease + 1 parking stall, old growth fir flooring on main level

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1595 BAY STREET, UCLUELET

$319,000

4 bdrm immaculate family home.New windows, siding, deck, roof & more. Woodstove, wood floor, new kitchen. Fully fenced yard w/ shed & workshop.

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1162 HELEN ROAD

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• 4 bdrm, 3 bath family home • Lg family room, wood/oil furnace • Lg fenced yard, irrigation system • Great decks, close to trails/parks

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Home or investment property. 2 – 2 bdrm units, separate entry. Laminate, separate laundry rooms. Well kept, clean, shop/ fenced yard

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Updated, 3 bdrm harbour view. New flooring, kitchen, windows. Roof 6 yrs new, fenced yard. Large shop w/heat.

1740 BAY STREET UCLUELET

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1288 EBER ROAD, UCLUELET

$319,000

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Completely renovated view home. New roof, wiring/plumbing & more. Zoning change to allow mixed residential/commercial use.

$329,000

4 br., 2 bath ½ duplex. 1837 sq.ft. with lots of storage. Affordable, close to school/ shopping. Low maintenance yard.

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$329,000

Immaculate home in central location. 3 bdrms up / 1 bdrm suite down. HVAC Air quality control* .Home warranty.

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1074 7TH AV, SALMON BEACH Ocean view corner lot with cabin at recreational property; Broken Group Islands, fishing, kayaking at doorstep

1126 5TH AVE SALMON BEACH Excellent value. Cozy cottage w/ocean views. Beach. Boat launch. Playground. Fishing.

CARMEN EDWARDS (250) 725-8028

$59,900

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$105,000

$32,000

1-2370 PAC RIM HWY

487 ORCA CRESCENT, UCLUELET

Immaculate 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath modular. Quiet sunny, mtn view. Open concept. Attached single carport w/workshop. Shed in yard, includes appliances. Outskirts Ucluelet.

Affordable 2 bdrm clean mobile; new windows, fresh paint; mixed laminate/carpet; fenced yard. Move in ready.

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

TANYA STEWART (250) 266-0467

CONDO/STRATA CONDO/STR RATA UNITS

$370,000

Furnished Primera suite on Big Beach, unobstructed ocean views. Quality furnishings/ appliances. 11’ ceilings, ensuite Jacuzzi. Quiet & private, never rented & only used a few times/year. HST/GST paid.

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

$339,000

#17 COX BAY BEACH RESORT TOFINO 1 br., 640 sq.ft. fully furnished, professionally managed condo/hotel unit. onsite common facilities include hot tub, sauna, fitness centre, yoga room

LINDA PETTINGER 1-800-316-0130

#4–624 CAMPBELL STREET TOFINO

#203 - $399,000 1270 sq.ft. – 3 br., 2 bath

LINDA PETTINGER 1-800-316-0130

LINDA PETTINGER 1-800-316-0130

$269,000

$265,000

$325,000 #13 COX BAY BEACH RESORT TOFINO

A102 –2 level 2 br., 2 bath, 1188 sq.ft. - $379,000 B201 – 2 br., 1.5 bath,876 sq.ft. - $399,000

#301-1917 PENINSULA ROAD, UCLUELET

#103–591 PFEIFFER CRES, TOFINO

1 bedroom / 640 sq. ft. Condo/hotel. Professional onsite resort management. Direct beach access. Hot tub, library lounge & lookout.

Res. or Vac/Rental; corner suite, bright & sunny; granite counter, propane f/p; great views, large private deck

1 bedroom ground floor unit with BBQ patio. Mountain and inlet views, propane fireplace and in-unit laundry.

JIM SCHWARTZ (250) 726-7969

LINDA PETTINGER 1-800-316-0130

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

TIA TRAVISS (250) 534-9842

$215,000

102-1917 PENINSULA RD.

7-1545 LARCH ROAD 2 bdrm 1.5 bath townhome. Lots of renos, wood floors, stairs,Bathroom, kitchen & more Great back deck/central location

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

CONDO

• Waterfront condo, private moorage slip, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, fantastic views to islands and beyond

$229,000

1 bdrm, ground floor suite, The Moorage High end finishing, granite countertops, Stainless appliances, propane f/p. Secure underground parking & storage.

Panoramic ocean views, 2 bdrm 2.5 bath luxuriously finished suite at The Ridge. 1573 sq ft, 10’ ceilings, large patio. Great sunset views. Rent out or live in, furniture pkg included.

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

$349,000

#106-554 MARINE DRIVE, UCLUELET

208-554 MARINE DRIVE

151 EIK ROAD, TOFINO VACATION RENTAL

591 PFEIFFER CRES. TOFINO PARALLEL 49

#105-515 MARINE DRIVE, UCLUELET

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TIA TRAVISS (250) 534-9842

LINDA PETTINGER 1-800-316-0130

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

230 MAIN ST, TOFINO

FRED TIBBS BUILDING CONDOS

809-1971 HARBOUR DRIVE UCLUELET

Immaculate oceanfront condo. Excellent rental income. Stunning sunsets & ocean views

EDGEWATER CONDOS

#208–250 HEMLOCK STREET, TOFINO

CARMEN EDWARDS 250-725-8028

#206 REDUCED $

130,000

Affordable living. 2 bdrm condos with marina views. Move in ready, central location.

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

WATER’S EDGE RESORT at PACIFIC RIM, UCLUELET

BLACK ROCK UCLUELET OCEANFRONT RESORT

Waterfront suites, fully furnished and equipped, rentals allowed thru on-site management company

Cottage & lodge suites; fully outfitted & equipped; onsite rental management www.blackrockresort.com

2 bdrm 1 bdrm 2 bdrm 1 bdrm 1 bdrm

202 $198,600 213 $379,000 302 $218,000 305 $350,000 320 REDUCED $375,000 404 $387,000

$185,000 $179,000 $225,000 $164,000 $158,500

418 $212,000 420 $415,000 1702 $259,900 2202 $179,900 2303 REDUCED $299,000

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

JIM SCHWARTZ (250) 726-7969

$148,000

Two bdrm, ground floor. Centrally located. Nice views. Laundry/storage rm. Upgrades. Patio. Undrgrd parking.

TANYA STEWART (250) 266-0467

401 SOLD 507 711 802 902

#11 $190,000 504 sq. ft. studio #20 $279,900 700 sq. ft. loft #107 $210,000 ground floor

$164,000

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TIA TRAVISS (250) 534-9842

$439,000

$469,000

Oceanfront Condo at The Primera 2 bdrm + den, 2 bath, 1620 sq. ft. High end finishing, stainless appl. 2 balconies, 10’ ceilings, corner suite.

Chesterman Beach - ocean view condo, 2 br. + sleeping loft; 1 ½ baths, 2 beachside decks, slate & hardwood flooring. Cathedral ceilings. No GST

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1000 sq ft 1 bedroom w/moorage available. Great harbor/mountain/ island views. Furnished.

Enjoy Breathtaking ocean and mountain views, in this 1 bedroom waterfront condo located in the heart of downtown Tofino. High end finishing, underground parking, and a marina just steps from your door.

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

Luxury 2 bedroom 2 bath waterfront condo with views of Clayoquot Sound. Oak floors, limestone countertops, underground parking, and a marina just steps from your door. Walking distance to amenities.

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#104-368 MAIN STREET TOFINO

Beautiful 2 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath ocean view condo. Exposed beams, maple cabinetry, slate tiles, high end appliances, 2 propane f/p. Furniture package included. Covered sun deck. Minutes to Wild Pacific Trail.

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THE SHORE #203 -368 MAIN STREET

3 bdrm + den, 2523 sq. ft. Oceanfront condo, 2 storey. Fantastic home or vacation condo. Nightly rental permitted.

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$485,000+GST

#28 – 860 CRAIG ROAD TOFINO

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$498,000

#106-368 MAIN STREET TOFINO

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JIM SCHWARTZ (250) 726-7969

$535,000

#114-545 MARINE DRIVE, UCLUELET

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TIA TRAVISS (250) 534-9842

$544,000+GST

#203-554 MARINE DRIVE, UCLUELET

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Oceanfront 2 bdrm + den, 1350 sq.ft. Slate & hardwood floors; s/s appliances; fireplace; two decks; storage locker; carport. Unlimited beach access.

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Waterfront Penthouse with panoramic views of Clayoquot Sound, located in downtown Tofino, 1877sq ft. 2 bedroom 2 bath. Hand scraped birch floors, limestone countertops, underground parking.

$549,000

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COMMERCIAL

.94 Acre waterfront, level lot Well suited to private marina Deep water access, tourist commercial zoning. Great inlet & mtn views

Cynamoka Coffee House & Suites. Land, building & established business. Additional storage and new prep Kitchen.

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12.7 acre multi-family development site Approved for 64 nightly rental units & 12 residential condo units. Partially cleared.

$395,000

$329,000

1980 HARBOUR DRIVE, UCLUELET

1972 PENINSULA ROAD, UCLUELET

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$539,000 LOT B MINATO RD. UCLUELET

24.71 acre waterfront development property on inlet. Access to services available. Highway access.

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

Industrial property next to Ucluelet Boat Basin. 4 rental units. Excellent income. Rare zoning and land.

TANYA STEWART (250) 266-0467 CARMEN EDWARDS (250) 725-8028

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$525,000

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1536 PENINSULA ROAD

Investment prop, mixed use. 8 comm, 3 res. suites. High standard construction. Room for expansion/second building. Lease space avail $750/month triple net.

$595,000

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$575,000

Retail or office, 2 apartments. Excellent location, ample parking. Well maintained building with basement storage. Lease space avail. $15./sq.ft.

324 FORBES ROAD

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$579,000

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Peninsula Café & Motel, 19 units & 140 seat restaurant, Plenty of parking Excellent exposure.

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Ocean views. Excellent income. Turn-key business. Fully renovated

1801 BAY STREET, UCLUELET

$629,000

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1666 PENINSULA ROAD

LITTLE BEACH RESORT, UCLUELET

$850,000+GST

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$1,180,000

$1,395,000

1638 CEDAR ROAD, UCLUELET

#1 Market, high traffic location; convenience store, lease space, office & food safe kitchen. Suitable location for any retail.

Foreclosure. 1.12 acre downtown commercial. Property slopes toward road offering Inlet view, across from Gov’t Wharf.

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

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VACANT LAND

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES $2,000,000 1167 & 1183 HELEN ROAD

$968,000 321 MAIN STREET TOFINO

Majestic Ocean B&B & Majestic Ocean Kayaking. Waterfront Home, 6 bdrm, 6 bath World class adventure tourism business 1.45 acre parcel, full package available.

Downtown commercial development opportunity Zoned C-2. Standalone 660 sq.ft. retail outlet Main bldg. is immaculate old fishing village residence – could also be commercial retail or remain as a residence.

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

JIM SCHWARTZ (250) 726-7969

1431 PACIFIC RIM HWY. TOFINO COX BAY RESORT #3 REDUCED $549,000 2 bedroom #8 $339,000 1 bedroom #31 $665,000 2 bedroom

JIM SCHWARTZ (250) 726-7969

$278,000

$399,000

$649,000

3 TONQUIN PK RD, 320 LOT 37, 905 BARCLAY PL, RAINFOREST ESTATES, $ T 1,600,000 UCLUELET REDUCED $174,500 UCLUELET TOFINO 114+acres, old growth, overlooking beach, close “The Edge” subdivision; vacant residential building lot; Beautiful estate sized lots, close to park

1992 tto town. .24 acre (10,454 sq ft); building scheme, underground PENINSULA RD JJIM SCHWARTZ 250-726-7969 services CARMEN EDWARDS 250-725-8028 700 YEW WOOD 7 T $750,000 NEW LOT 4 KVARNO ISLAND TOFINO Smiley’s Family Restaurant. New kitchen Multi fmly; 1.1 acre zoned for 24 units; services $169,000 M equip, several recent upgrades

& trail, treed, large setbacks, undrtrground services. $ Lot 8 0.57 acre 133,900 Lot 21 REDUCED 0.39 acre $95,000 $ Lot 8 0.57 acre 133,900

4 bowling lanes, billiard tables & games 6500 sq. ft building on 1.28 acres

5.214 Acre water access only

JUDY GRAY 250-726-2228

East side of Ucluelet Inlet Island Deep water frontage

WILD PACIFIC COVE, UCLUELET PASS OF MELFORT PLACE

0 acre south facing oceanfront; building site 0.63 ccleared, close to trails; zoning permits BB or ssecondary; large setbacks, privacy.

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Next to Wild Pacific Trail, cove & island at

00.61 acre semi-waterfront. Stunning Pacific oocean views, beach access.

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& fire protection to prprty.

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L 14 MARINE DR, JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 LOT U UCLUELET $599,000

$329,000

939 AMPHITRITE PL, UCLUELET ocean’s edge, oceanfront and ocean views. Lot 4 view 0.11 acre REDUCED $80,000 $158,800

286 MAIN JJUDY GRAY 250-726-2228 Lot 9 view 0.12 acre $98,000 Rare find, ocean view, ¼ acre. Fabulous view, at ‘The STREET, 1 1178 CORAL WAY, UCLUELET Edge’, close to trail. Lot 13 view 0.23 acre REDUCED $99,900 UCLUELET $ $455,000 JUDY GRAY 250-726-2228 Lot 11 w/f 0.37 acre $398,000 00.78 acre waterfront lot on cul-de-sac. Fully Completely renovated view home. New 1039 sq ft. commercial unit available Lot 10 w/f 0.52 acre $429,000 923 AMPHITRITE ttreed. Nice gravel beach. roof, wiring/plumbing & more. Zoning in The Shore building, downtown change to allow mixed residential/comLot 6 .12 acre $129,900 REDUCED $145,000 PLACE JJUDY GRAY 250-726-2228 Tofino. mercial use. .25 acre ocean view lot Located at the Edge High JUDY GRAY 250-726-2228 548 MARINE DRIVE, 5 TIA TRAVISS (250) 534-9842 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 U UCLUELET $425,000 bank, corner lot. BLUEBERRY HILL, UCLUELET #311 – 368 MAIN STREET TOFINO,

$269,000

$265,000

LOT 3 SALMON BEACH,

Family oriented, close to schools, treed, some view opportunities, lighted walking path & bridge, central, close to beaches.

JJUDY GRAY 250-726-2228 $150,000 LOT A LLOT B HELEN ROAD, • Cleared, ready for your vacation home Lot 7 0.18 acre $75,000 WATERFRONT U UCLUELET $400,000 • Hydro services in Vacation cottage – Lot 17 0.18 acre $115,000 DR. • 143’ inlet waterfront; foreclosure sale; 2 JIM SCHWARTZ 250-726-7969 UCLUELET • Duplex or family home, kayak launch Lot 26 0.35 acre $110,000 Great views, 2 bdrm, 2 bath vacation bdrm, 2 bath, built Level waterfront inlet lot. Tourist/com935 AMPHITRITE PL, REDUCED JJUDY GRAY 250-726-2228 in 2007; close to mercial zoning with nearby marinas. cabin with hot tub. Well outfitted, Lot 31 SOLD 0.26 acre $69,000 trails & beaches; Residential or nightly rental permitted on $130,000 UCLUELET rental income potential to offset costs. 2401 GRANT AVE, 2 nightly rental. 2nd or 3rd floor. JUDY GRAY 250-726-2228 • At ‘The Edge’, waterfront, trail access UCLUELET U $395,000 • Underground services, 2ndary or B&B okay JENNY REEF JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 22.72 acre inlet waterfront, fully treed.

265 BOARDWALK BLVD

$259,000 279 BOARDWALK BLVD, UCLUELET Waterfront vacation cabin. 2 bedroom, 2 bath timber frame. Tastefully finished and furnished.

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

$179,900

273 BOARDWALK BLVD, UCLUELET

$189,000 LOT 4 BOARDWALK BLVD, UCLUELET Treed lot on Spring Cove allowing vacation rental/nightly cottages. S/E facing. Situated amongst other V/R properties.

$150,000 EACH mercial/residential mixed zoning. Underground services to lot. Easy access to community centre, beaches, trails & shopping. Several options under zoning. Lots sold seperately.

Village Square Commercial, harbour view office. Unique former home converted to office. Great location, many options permitted under zoning.

$149,900 1067 PENINSULA ROAD, UCLUELET Vacation cabin at Reef Point Cottages allowing nightly rentals through the on-site mgmt. co. Well location close to trails, beaches & amenities.

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

$149,000 278 MAIN STREET

$139,900 1767 CEDAR RD. UCLUELET

$134,000 1016 PENINSULA RD, UCLUELET Finished, vacation home or rental cottage. New home warranty. New kitchen appliances, furnishings. Great surf/vacation retreat. Great price.

Downtown commercial building. Neighbouring property also available. Egress to road in back. Excellent exposure.

90 X 90 cleared and ready to go. Village Square commercial zoning. Office/living above commercial. Adjacent property also for sale.

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

$124,900 1031 PENINSULA ROAD

$125,000 1672 CEDAR ROAD, UCLUELET 7,200 sq ft lot with views, central. Across from Whiskey Landing/Aquarium. Next to RCMP. Downtown core. Driveway, parking, cleared.

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1 bdrm, 1 bath vacation cabin Close to beaches & trails, Small kitchen, cozy living areas, Bedroom up with Jacuzzi tub.

$119,000

$94,500

WATERFRONT RESORT UCLUELET

1682 PENINSULA ROAD, UCLUELET

Upper level conference area with full kitchen, suitable for conference/meeting/ yoga room or other.

Matterson House Restaurant, great central location, going concern, local support; business opportunity

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

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LOT 54, CEDAR GROVE PLACE, UCLUELET $149,000

1055 HELEN RD, 1 1766 UCLUELET U $389,000 CYPRESS 00.99 acre inlet waterfront; “grandfathered” • 13,639 sq. ft., quiet cul-de-sac ROAD, dduplex zoning or home w/secondary suite & • Close to beaches, trails, info pkg available UCLUELET 3 B&B rooms; great lot with great views. JUDY GRAY 250-726-2228

JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

LOT 12 LOTS 33 & 34 RAINFOREST KVARNO DR. UCLUELET ISLAND Two fully treed corner lots com5 acre lot with south & west exposure. Small bay, driveway in, site cleared Shared drilled wells, dock & roads. Water access only. Wonderful site.

$185,000

A Allows main residence + secondary home

ECOINDUSTRIAL VACANT LAND Commercial/Residential Mix. Underground Services to lot Zoning permits many uses. Lot 2, 1.5 Acre, $199,000 Lot 3, 2.4 Acre, $269,000 Lot 9, .65 Acre, $214,000 Lot 15, 61 Acre, $249,000 JUDY GRAY (250) 726-2228

MID-ISLAND REALTY Each Office Independently Owned and Operated

JJUDY GRAY 250-726-2228

2 CEDAR STREET, 267 TTOFINO $379,000

UCLUELET

1245 HOWARD DRIVE, TOFINO $375,000 Large lot in Chesterman Beach neighborhood. Fully treed. Services to property line. Short stroll to Chesterman Beach. No GST.

5 Oceanfront .61 acre

7 Oceanfront .89 acre 1981 ATHLONE RD, UCLUELET REDUCED $99,000 8 Oceanfront 1.27 acre

• Harbour view, cleared, leveled D n Cove - spectacular ocean front ¼ acre site. • No through road, walk to amenities Duffi SS/W exposure; private sandy cove at low tides. O Overlooks islands & mountains of Clayoquot JUDY GRAY 250-726-2228 Sound. Zoning permits principle residence with LOT A UCLUELET INLET, self-contained suite or 3 in-house B&B or VR units.

LINDA PETTINGER 1-800-316-0130

ESTATES, UCLUELET Stunning and private, oceanfront and forested lots, at the southern tip of the Ucluelet Peninsula. Underground services to lot. Very unique area just one block from the Wild Pacific Trail.

$137,000

Fully tree 1 acre waterfront lot, east side of Ucluelet Inlet. Water access only. Fishing retreat, kayaking, camping or bring your ideas. Fabulous opportunity.

9 Oceanfront .82 acre 10 Oceanfront .54 acre 11Oceanfront .71 acre 12 Oceanfront .71 acre

$200,000 $395,000 $375,000 $350,000 $250,000 $250,000 $250,000

JUDY GRAY 250-726-2228

JUDY GRAY 250-726-2228

943 AMPHITRITE PL, $130,000

LINDA PETTINGER 1-800-316-0130 UCLUELET

699 INDUSTRIAL WAY, TTOFINO $349,000+GST

Ocean view lot at The Edge. .38 acre on high side of road. Treed. BB & secondary suite. Nice area, trails beach nearby

C Corner lot w/prominent hwy exposure. Max bldg hgt 3 storeys. Zoning allows mini sstorage, mfg, trade/contractor workshops, ddelivery facilities,vehicle/marine eqt, sales & sservice.- One sfd allowable.

JUDY GRAY 250-726-2228

JJIM SCHWARTZ 250-726-7969 LINDA PETTINGER 1-800-316-0130

LOT 1 HELEN RD, UCLUELET

$300,000

Level waterfront inlet lot, cleared and ready tto build. 60’ walk-on w/f beach. Great locattion, kayak/boat launch.

JJUDY GRAY 250-726-2228

2 KARN AVE, 260 MILLSTREAM M

LOT 21 THE EDGE, UCLUELET

$129,000

• 0.2 acres with R1 zoning, partially cleared, gently sloping, Spring Cove views, corner lot

JUDY GRAY 250-726-2228

1181 RUPERT ROAD $85,000 8760 sq. ft. lot on cul-de-sac. Level, cleared with privacy trees at road edge. Good family area, close to schools & beaches.

JUDY GRAY 250-726-2228

LOT D ST. JACQUES BLVD. $110,000 $249,900 UCLUELET

UCLUELET $75,000 TO $799,000 Oceanfront, view, treed. Underground services.Vacation rental, guest house & residential mix. www.oceanwest.com

JUDY GRAY 250-726-2228

YEW WOOD, TOFINO Serviced (sewer, water, hydro, telephone, cable & fire protection.) Treed, from 6,700– 12,000 sq. ft. + DCCs paid by developer.

Lot 9: Lot 14:

$152,000 Lot 12: $157,000 $150,000 Lot 15: $160,000

• Treed, serviced, 0.67 acre, inlet waterfront.

• Large corner lot, 9,720 sq. ft., central

LINDA PETTINGER 1-800-316-0130

• Duplex or single family, kayak launch

• Building scheme, underground services

UPLANDS AT ITTATSOO BAY

CARMEN EDWARDS 250-725-8028 C

CARMEN EDWARDS 250-725-8028 Seller financing, low down payment, rural

YEW WOOD, TOFINO $225,000 906 PENINSULA RD, Y • 2 – duplex zoned, serviced. Developer paid UCLUELET $96,000 $$18,000 dev. cost charges. • Treed lot at Edge next to Jenny Reef, close L LINDA PETTINGER 1-800-316-0130 to trails, lighthouse, simple bldg scheme

10 acre parcels, drilled wells. Ocean views. Marine access available.

Lot 1

Lot 2 Lot 3 335 LEIGHTON WAY 3 JUDY GRAY 250-726-2228 Lot 4 - TOFINO $219,000 SL K ST. JACQUES BLVD. Lot 6 VVery close to Tonquin Park Beach ¼ acre treed UCLUELET $88,500 Lot 7 bbuilding lot. Easy to clear and develop. Short walk to downtown amenities. Quiet area. w • Fantastic price, Deer Park, 0.21 acre Lot 8 • Large rear yard, treed, close to trails Lot 10 JJIM SCHWARTZ (250) 726-7969 Lot 11 JUDY GRAY 250-726-2228 598 PFEIFFER CRESCENT, 5 TOFINO $198,000 1632 BAY ST T $79,000 Lot 12 Affordable lot in mature residential A Lot 13 Reduced to sell! Central. City lot, no building nneighbourhood. Sunny exposure & some harbour views. Zoning permits principal residence & selfcontained suite. Water & sewer to property line. Easy walk to town and all amenities.

LINDA PETTINGER 1-800-316-0130

scheme. Treed, established area.

JUDY GRAY 250-726-2228

$180,000 $195,000 $165,000 $308,000 $269,500 $276,000 $335,000 $262,500 $315,000 $262,000 $325,000

10.10 acres 10.25 acres 10.93 acres 10.10 acres 11.13 acres 10.24 acres 10.01 acres 10.58 acres 10.09 acres 10.02 acres 10.10 acres.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

EAT / PLAY / LIVE: DINING & ENTERTAINMENT (FOR A CAUSE)

Resorts, local Filipinos help with Sat. event to benefit typhoon victims JACKIE CARMICHAEL

Westerly News Members of the West Coast’s Filipino community are finding allies from resorts and other places in efforts to help the typhoon-stricken Philippines. A fundraiser will be held Sat., Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. at Tin Wis Resort in Tofino. Tickets are $25 and additional donations will be welcomed. JJ Belanger, general manager Crystal Cove Beach Resort, said the resort has six Filipino employees, and initially made plans to donate $1,000 to help one employee’s family. “Her house was very badly damaged (in the typhoon), she lost the roof and the glass is very badly damaged,” he said. That made Belanger think about all the other families of West Coast Filipinos. There are about 100 Filipinos working in resorts around Tofino, and the resorts have banded together to help in Typhoon Haiyan’s terrible wake, Belanger said. The local Filipino community members are volunteering to cook a traditional dinner and help with

JJ Belanger, general manager of Crystal Cove Beach Resort, and members of the West Coast Filipino community, among the many volunteers helping with Saturday’s multi-resort fundraiser for typhoon victims.

clean up and set up. There will be entertainment with DJ/MC Cam Dennison. “All funds raised will be distributed by a local Filipino accountant, to ensure money goes to families who have been directly impacted,” said Laurell Belanger. Grace Libatique works at a Tofino resort, and she’s proud to help with Saturday’s event to help her homeland. “We’re Filopino and we want to participate also,” she said Monday. Libatique has been on the West

Coast five years. “Tofino is a beautiful place and all the people here are very friendly,” she said. “I think we found a family here.” In Ucluelet, Nora Yabut and husband Fred were deeply saddened by the tragic images after last week’s typhoon. “Most of my relatives there are safe and thank God,” said Nora. “But I just watch the TV news and my heart breaks.” The mainland wasn’t as hardhit as outlying regions where the

dead number in thousands, said “Because of our labour market, we Father Roger Poblete of the West have to look outside of Canada to Coast’s Catholic community. fill the employment.” “You want to help but you feel He said he’s worked at busihelpless. Even the people over nesses in Alberta and Northern BC there are helpless to assist,” with staff ratios counting 50% FiliPoblete said, adding that he has pinos. They couldn’t have survived added the stricken nation to his without Filipino help, he said. prayer list for Mass. “They’re incredible – they’re The Diocese is asking for a caring, loyal and extremely hardsecond collection on November working,” Belanger said. 24, with all proceeds going to help typhoon victims, he said. Local businesses have offered to help; Coastal Community Credit Union and BC Liquor Stores have set up funds. Belanger said there are about 850,000 Filipinos now livNow until the end of November, $2 from every meal ing in Canada. “Most come sold and all proceeds from baked goods will go towards over on work building a new washroom for Belvedere Primary permits and School in Guyana. We’ve raised $1200 towards our goal Labour Marof $4000. Come in during Midnight Madness where we’ll ket Opinions,” donate 100% of our Mexican Spicy Chicken dish. Belanger said.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

EAT / PLAY / LIVE: REVIEW

WEST COAST SOUNDS

Kwisitis Feast House Wickaninnish Road (Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, by Wickaninnish Beach) ******6 out of 6 asterisks

Oysterfest a delight, a social catalyst

Beachy Sunday brunch buffet bites – found ‘em. Way at the end of Wickaninnish Road, through the rainforest, right where the ocean and sand meet up, at Kwisitis Feast House. Traditional breakfast fare with nice touches – we liked thick wedges of French toast, mini omelettes with fresh tomatoes and smoked salmon, crispy bacon, chicken wings with a nice dry-rub finish, fresh pineapple and tomatoes. Also, dig the fish-tail cutlery. Cool tools. The place is newly refurbished with woods and stone and traditional Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations art, tall glass windows on three sides above cedar beams look out on Wickaninnish Beach, where surfers bob, awaiting the perfect wave as Winter Storm Watch season sets in. We saw a sea otter and were astonished by how fast he could swim. With restrictions on signage because it’s in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, it’s a hard to find. Follow the fork-plate-knife signs … Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Yummm.

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in a way few foods can. After this weekend’s Clayoquot Oyster Gala, Yes, this is all the signage I’d say he is right. they get. Above, fishtail Oysters are exciting; cutlery and a full brunch there’s a primal energy buffet plate overlook the that comes sea. from cracking something open and swallowing it whole, a thrilling satisfaction in learning to shuck your own oysters and we’ve all heard of their aphrodisiac qualities... No wonder the dance floor was packed at the end of November 30th the night with couples, Rainforest Ballroom, 7pm. some familiar, some likely formed that evening. Limited Tickets available at front desk, $ pp At last year’s Oyster FesFeaturing Music by: tival Bobby met a lovely Left at the Junction, Viper Central, lady and they have since started a family, provJohn Reischman ing the Oyster Festival’s Tickets include awesome appetizers by Black slogan: “Keeping Tofino’s Rock’s Culinary team! Population Growing Call 250-726-4800 for more information. Since 1997”

The Clayoquot Oyster Festival started as a one-night event to break up the grey West Coast winter and bring some attention to the oyster agriculture of the region. It has grown into a full weekend with a handful of events with many of the original gala’s organizers still part of it today. On Saturday Oyster Festival committee members Michael Mullen, one of the regions more visible oyster farmers and Tofino Counsellor Dorothy Baert were doing their part to

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ensure successful slurping, much as they have for years. This weekend we saw the faces who may form Oyster Festival’s future as well. Nick Nutting and Liam Paul, two talented chefs who have represented local restaurants in the past, returned to See OYSTERFEST page 16

November Daily Features @ Float Lounge

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WEEKLY CROSSWORD

EAT / PLAY / LIVE: EVENTS

What’s On! Thursday, Nov 21, Smalltown Empire, 7pm Float Lounge at Black Rock +++

+++ Saturday - Fundraiser benefiting victims of Philippines typhoon, 6 p.m. Tin-Wis resort. $25 +++ Sunday, Nov 24th, Pet photos with Santa, 11am-3pm at Black Rock +++

VIHA seeks input Friday at Tin-Wis Residents of the West Coast are being invited to help shape the future of health care as Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority) launches an extensive engagement process to renew its five-year strategic plan. One of a number to be held around the Island, the meeting’s set for Fri., Nov. 22 from 12-1:30 pm at Best Western Tin-Wis in Tofino. “We are embarking on a journey to fundamentally change and transform our approach to the health and care needs of our population,” said Dr. Brendan Carr, President and CEO. “We need to put more energy into improving and enhancing both the physical and mental health of our population, focus on health promotion and disease prevention, make the most of evolving technology and ensure that we always make the best use of our resources.” Island Health 2018, as the new Strategic Plan is being called, will serve as a road map for what the organization hopes to achieve over the next five years. Input from Island residents will help Island Health refine its direction and influence the new strategic plan, Carr said. The discussions will include our staff and clinicians, local governments, community groups and members of the public whose input will help guide decisions.

Ukee Christmas Craft Fairt: Sunday, Nov. 24, 12-4 pm. Ucluelet Community Centre. Local artisans, live music. Bring non-perishable food bank donation as admission! +++ Monday Night Movies, Clayoquot Community Theatre in Tofino, November 25, 8 p.m. Byzantium (Dr/Thr/Fant, US, 2013, 118 min, Rated 14A) Director: Neil Jordan Two female vampires wreak havoc on an unsuspecting Eng-

lish seaside community in this deliciously depraved supernatural drama from Oscar-winner Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire)all 200 years of it. Shacked up in the seedy Byzantium Hotel, they scheme to keep their secret from unsuspecting marks in Jordan’s seductive, stylish new take on the vampire genre. +++ What’s On at office@westerlynews.ca (250) 726-7029

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Mad Hatter’s Ball Gala & uction, Friday., Nov 22, Ucluelet Community Centre. Feturing Wunderbread. Tix on sale at Ucluelet Chamber of Commerce, Murray’s, Mermaid Tales. Partial proceeds to Pacific Rim Hospitce and Food Bank on the Edge.

Fun By The Numbers Like puzzles? Then you’ll love sudoku. This mind-bending puzzle will have you hooked from the moment you square off, so sharpen your pencil and put your sudoku savvy to the test!

Here’s How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!

THIS WEEKS SUDOKU ANSWER

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9. Impression in a surface 10. PBS filmmaker Burns 1. Bawled out 11. Former OSS 10. Former “Today” host 12. Draft an edict 12. Shape anew 14. Assistant 13. Skulls 15. Proclamation upon finishing 15. Renting dwellers 17. Slight head bend 16. Choose to refrain 22. Asian ethnic hill people 18. Anno Domini 23. SE Asian goat antelope 19. Old French small coin 24. Aware of the latest trends 20. Carry out 25. Person of Arabia 21. Dashes 26. Industrial process to produce 24. Expresses suspicion ammonia 27. Followed the trail of 30. The highest point of something 28. Expressed pleasure 29. The plural of crus 31. Geological times 32. Old Thailand 33. Cartilaginous structure 36. Riboneucleic acid 34. Hill (Celtic) 38. One who assembles books 35. Bura 40. Cosa Nostra member 37. Center of a wheel 43. Pouchlike structures 39. __ de plume 44. Violent action 41. String, lima or green 45. ___ of March 42. Greek goddess of discord 46. Slum area of a city 44. Move back and forth 51. Valuable, useful possession 47. Britain’s Sandhurst (abbr.) 54. Philemon (Biblical abbr.) 48. Comedian Carvey 55. Shaped bread 49. Public promotion 50. Federal residential mortgage 56. Fruits of the gourd family 57. Copyread insurer 58. Double curve 52. Location of White House 59. Photographs (slang) 53. Gives an answer 60. Side sheltered from the wind 56. Populates 64. Atomic #86 61. Fires a weapon 62. More tense THIS WEEKS ANSWER 63. An outstanding achievement 65. Annotations

CLUES DOWN 1. Buddhist monk of Tibet 2. Egyptian sun god 3. Soft roe 4. Garden planting areas 5. Atomic #89 6. Soul and calypso songs 7. Large European flatfish 8. Expunction


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Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Aw, shucks: photos courtesy Geoff Johnson

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For more information about these committees please visit the Districtҋs website at www.tofino.ca. Residents interested in participating are invited to obtain an application form from our website (Latest News) or by contacting the Corporate Services Department at 250-725-3229 ext 57. Application forms may be submitted on or before Monday, December 2, 2013 by mail, hand, fax or e-mail to: Jane Armstrong Manager of Corporate Services Mail: Box 9, Tofino BC, V0R 2Z0 rd Hand: 121 3 Street Fax: 250-725-3775 Email: jarmstrong@tofino.ca

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sented local restaurants in the past, returned to the festival to help with the canapes and other kitchen duties. Some of the music was provided by Tofino’s own jazz guitar wizards Duncan Booth and Andrew Giesbrecht. The night wasn’t all about friendly cooperation, though. There was some friendly competition as well. With roughly a dozen local restaurants on hand judges and attendees selected their favourite creations. For the second year running Chef Warren Barr and The Wickaninnish Inn’s booth received the decoration prize. Judge’s choice went to Chef Jayson Aloian’s team from the new Jamie’s Rainforest Inn. People’s choice went to SOBO, with SOBO’s Artie Ahier quick to point out that it was his wife Lisa who did all the hard work The Clayoquot Rules Team Oyster Shucking Competition was something of a rout with the event’s undefeated champion Ian Mowat of The Out Landish Shellfish Guild and his team-mate Liam Paul blitzing the other competitors. I’ve heard this will be Bobby Lax’s last year as The Oyster Festival Coordinator, but I’m confident the returning volunteers, focused committee and overall community support will ensure that the festival continues to grow and stand out as one of the regions most successful events. Distinctly Wet Coast, any party where the guests and volunteers arrive in their finest suits and dresses while the honourees arrive in kitchen whites and rain gear is probably going to be a special one.

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Was born on May 19, 1939 and passed away November 3, 2013 at the age of 74. Sue was predeceased by her father Casey Jones, mother Kathleen Irvine, husband and love of her life - Chuck Rene, son Terry Davidson and brother Kerry Jones. Left to cherish her memories include son Ken Davidson, daughter-in-law Val Davidson, grandchildren Autumn Teichroew (nee Davidson) and Aurora Abraham, nieces Sherri and Beverly Jones, longtime special friend Brenda Johnston and last but not least, Sue’s best pal Casey. A kind thank you to Sue’s friend Ada for her help with Casey and to Rhonda who was with Sue during her final days. As well, family would like to acknowledge all of Sue’s friends in the Ucluelet community where Sue spent the last six years of her life. Sue was a member of the Sunshine Club, a club for seniors which she attended each week to play cards. She and a group of friends had lunch together every Friday. She was very sociable. Sue was born and raised in Winnipeg, MB. She spent countless summer months in Winnipeg Beach with her family and friends. She was employed for over 30 years with Manitoba Telecom Services and was highly respected by her peers. Sue was quickly promoted to management and these would later become known as ‘her Glory Days’. Sue was many things to many people but always a story teller. Her stories will live on through all whom she shared. See you on the other side Gram. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ucluelet SCAT program. Internment to follow at a later date.

                                                                   

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The District of Ucluelet is accepting applications for the position of Permanent Full Time Parks Labourer. Reporting to the Public Works Foreman the successful applicant will be required to perform a variety of tasks and duties relating primarily to parks, grounds, boulevards, trails and recreational areas of the District of Ucluelet. The work is of a physical nature. The successful applicant must be a team player possessing effective communication skills and must be courteous and respectful to Council, supervisors, colleagues, and the general public. Municipal experience would be a definite asset. The wage for this position will be as per CUPE contract. An acceptable Criminal Check and Driver’s Abstract is required.

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GENERAL EMPLOYMENT LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to pack firewood. Has to go upstairs to back porch. Al Taron 250-726-4257

WE ARE LOOKING for a person interested in a part time on call position for the West Coast Landfill. Please contact Rick or Lisa at 250-726-2727 between 10am & 3pm.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Meeting at 7:30 p.m. seeks to build executive, support Legion ANDREW BAILEY

Westerly News Help wanted: The Royal Canadian Legion Clayoquot Branch is desperately in need of up-andcoming leaders. The directors are hoping to adopt new bylaws and shore up the executive at a Wednesday meeting at 7:30 p.m., said Legion President Whitey Bernard. “I’m going to try to get everybody that’s a member out here so we can get an executive and we can pass our bylaws and then we can live up to all the commitments we have with command,” Bernard said. While Legions around the country struggle with declining memberships and a declining old guard, the Tofino one is welcoming a solid influx of next-generation

patrons, having received a National Gold Membership award from the Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command for its increased membership numbers. But Bernard is worried that new blood alone might not be enough. “There isn’t enough veterans around anymore particularly in small communities to keep the thing going,” he said. “It’s not a huge body of people and if we’re going to continue to be Legions and support those veterans then we’ve got to turn the tide here.” Bernard, famed for his role as the tow-headed toddler in the classic World War II snapshot “Wait for Me, Daddy” has been a member of the Tofino Legion for 50 years and will celebrate his 52nd year as a Tofino local on Jan. 2, 2014. He is happy to see the Legion

becoming a hotspot for young people looking for a night out. “If it was just the old timers trying to keep this thing going it wouldn’t be going, we’d have probably had to sell the building by now,” Bernard said. “It’s a whole new dynamic for the place to have young people in here playing pool playing darts, and coming to shows.” A quick canvas of Friday night’s crowd reveals a happy age-diverse patronage. “We’re in a dart league, we play pool. It’s a time,” said Brandon Vautour, 28. “I love this place it’s like my second home,” said Rachel Parker, 32. The Rev. Will Ferrey moved to Tofino in September. He is the Clayoquot Legion’s Branch Padre

and a devoted patron. “I think the Legion is a really important piece of the Tofino social scene,” he said “It’s a good place for people of all ages to hang out...It’s fun, it’s fantastic, everyone here is great and there’s always different things going on.” Legion executive member Duncan McMaster has been involved with the Tofino branch for the past seven years and said the wave of youth infusion began in 2012. “I think it’s a place where locals can gather together have a cheap drink in a safe environment and everybody knows everybody else and there’s not going to be any problems or any trouble,” he said. The Legion boosted its offerings this year in the hopes of attracting a more diverse crowd. Dances have

returned and ping-pong, pool, and foosball tables were brought in. Weekly events were also scheduled including youth nights on Tuesdays and senior’s days on Wednesdays. Leeanne Mclellan has been tending bar at the Legion for the past three years and has noticed a significant rise in patrons belonging to a generation not commonly known to hang out at Legions. “Younger people who never even thought of the Legion as a place to hang out are coming in and enjoying themselves,” she said. “It’s a caring environment, nobody judges, everybody laughs and has a good time, everybody is friendly with each other nobody’s here to cause any problems. Everybody is just here to have fun.”

Volleyball, continued from Page 1 against a middle blocker that had a really character,” he said. “They’ve got the West hot day.” Coast grit and they’re not afraid to hit the The boys volleyball program kicked off ground and dig out balls in the backcourt... three years under coaches Lucia Lyons and The overall reason why we’ve been so sucClaire Champagne. Grigg joined the fray as cessful is because we’ve got a ‘no-quit’ an assistant coach last year and is now the attitude.” head coach, with assistant coaches Flynn At the Provincial Championship USS will Saunderson and Stefan Jewitt. only be playing other single-A schools—12 This year’s team has been the most sucschools from around BC will be competing: cessful of the program’s short history two from Vancouver Island and 10 from thanks, in part, to a heavy slew of tough the Mainland—and Grigg likes the West competition. Schools are divided into divCoast’s chances at a trophy. The three-day isions based on size and USS is in the single- tournament will kick off on Thursday and A division but the team has not shied away Grigg plans on watching his boys play in the from taking on teams from larger schools at championship game at 5 p.m. on Saturday. invitiational tournaments. “We’ve played against a lot of AA and AAA squads which is fortunate for us because we get to build our skill level,” Grigg said. “High competition forces us to play to a higher level.” Grigg said opposing team’s coaches often remark on the professionalism and sportsmanship displayed 366 CAMPBELL ST. (BOX 381), TOFINO, B.C., V0R 2Z0. by his West Coast team. E: art@markhobson.com P: 1 800 668 2208 “These guys play with a sense of W: markhobson.com F: 1 250 725 3120

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