In Memory of and Gratitude for Dr. Don A. Sander

On February 16, 2019, Port Alberni lost a most critical and amazing citizen (obit). A man who took care of countless others. Be they young or old, at West Coast General Hospital or at his office on 9th Avenue, Dr. Sander looked after them all in 39 years here. Including me. When my mom brought […]

Fuel Stats for 2018 for my Toyota Prius C and fuel price, economy, CO2 emissions over time.

I track my fuel use semi-religiously. I have used the fuel log book at bcgasprices.com (also known as Gas Buddy) since May 2006 to track the price, fill, and odometer of every single gas purchase. It’s a great habit to get into. It really makes you think about the gas you’re using and it can […]

My BC Property Assessment in Port Alberni – 20%, 28%, 13%. Property Taxes… Not so much.

We have seen a slight cooling off, but still pretty stunning rises in Property Assessment this New Years Day of 2019 in Port Alberni! Here’s a post about what that has actually meant for my home in the taxes I paid in the past 4 years. Here’s what my Assessment says this morning (3854 6th […]