The commercial complex on Margaret Street housing Stage West, Trends and Northport Bookkeeping has had a facelift recently. TERESA BIRD PHOTO

BUSINESS BEAT: Alberni realtor earns national real estate accolades

Margaret Street plaza gets a facelift



Realtor Chris Fenton was honoured with the Royal LePage Chairman’s Club award for 2017. The Royal LePage Chairman’s Club is awarded to the top one percent of realtors across the country. It is the first time that a Port Alberni real estate agent has been honoured with this prestigious award. Making the achievement more extraordinary is the fact that the Alberni Valley is a relatively small market, with average sale prices far below that which is common in major Canadian cities.

While the Royal LePage Chairman’s Club is an individual award that generally goes to team leaders, it is also a recognition of the excellence that each member of The Fenton Team bring to the real estate industry on Vancouver Island, according to a press release. or call 250-723-8786


Our Handy Guy is celebrating its second anniversary as one of Port Alberni’s most popular handyman services. Handyman and owner Richard Walter is able to help with most any requirement around the home, whether it be a small plumbing or electrical job, or repairing or rebuilding a fence, deck or stairs in your yard. He can replace or update your doors inside and out. Walter also maintains strata and commercial buildings.

If you are considering selling your home he can help you get it up to snuff before listing it. Small landscaping jobs, spring or fall clean up, power washing, and gutter cleaning, as well as landfill runs; these are all jobs Walter loves to do. or call 250-723-4440


Azalea Flowers and Gifts has moved from Argyle Street to 4528 Adelaide Street in the former Haven Living location behind Subway. or call 778-421-2660.


Burger King opened at Walmart just after Christmas in the former McDonald’s location that was vacated more than a year ago. The space has been updated with new seating, paint and of course the Burger King menu. The location is so new, it doesn’t appear on the Burger King website yet, but you can check out the menu before you head to Walmart at


The small plaza on Margaret Street that is home to Stage West Dance and Northport Bookkeeping has had a facelift over the holidays. A new façade, paint and lighting have updated the commercial building.

Teresa Bird is the Alberni Valley News publisher. Do you have a business tip for her? E-mail her at or phone 778-421-8068.

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