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City divvies up grant bucks By LAUREN BENN MY Mountain Co-op is not on the list to get a $15,000 city grant but a Terrace Little Theatre request for $4,200 has made the cut so far. The two items are on a list making up the sum total of requests by community groups and service providers and city council tonight begins the job of picking who gets money and who does not as it works toward completing the city’s 2012 budget. Despite budgeting more than $1.1 million for community groups and service providers, there isn’t enough for all. “This is where our budget discussions become the most difficult,” said mayor Dave Pernarowski. “All of these organizations desperately need the assistance to help make our community a better place to live.”

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine will also take part in this round of budget talks as it shares a portion of costs for some groups and services. There are two budget sections under which council pays out money to groups: community grants budgeted at $80,000 and fees for service budgeted at just more than $1 million. A balanced 2012 draft budget, created by city staff as a baseline for council, shows a need to reject almost $70,000 in community grant requests. “The discussion will be about finding creative ways to help these organizations to the best of our abilities without increasing taxes past the proposed 2.5 per cent,” said Pernarowski. Grant requests came in at $151,132 this year and staff recommended a budget of $79,555, $3,000 less than in 2011’s final

budget. Grants applied for that weren’t recommended by city staff include: money for a venue for Caledonia Senior Secondary’s dry prom at $1,427; $5,000 for a Terrace Downtown Improvement Area festival; $1,000 to operate the Bread of Life Soup Kitchen; $15,000 for My Mountain Co-op; $6,000 in rent assistance for the Northern Health Authority addiction program; $5,000 to the Kermodei Friendship Society; $4,100 to the Green Thumb Garden Society; $8,000 to the K’san House Society; and $6,700 for a new dance floor at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre. While the city might not give grant money directly to some, other types of financial help the city contributes were considered by staff during recommendations. For example, My Mountain Co-op pays $1 yearly in rent for its office in the cityowned Kwinitsa building, valued at $6,000

yearly. The Ksan House society receives $12,757 yearly in property tax exemptions for its buildings. The Bread of Life Soup Kitchen receives $1,288 in tax exemptions. Tax incentives and decreased rent in city buildings are offered to many that didn’t apply for grants as well. This is all money the city doesn’t collect and therefore can’t spend elsewhere. Staff recommended that Terrace Little Theatre Society get $4,200 because it missed the deadline to apply for a property tax exemption. For some, city staff have recommended only a portion of what’s been requested as a grant. Terrace Search and Rescue asked for $23,850 and staff have recommended $9,000 which is what was granted last year.

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■ Food for thought GIRL GUIDES and Scouts head from city hall to the Salvation Army for their annual Hike for Hunger Feb. 25 as part of Thinking Week. They all brought items for the Sally Ann food bank.

Government sells two grow-op homes TWO HOMES police said were the locations here for marijuana growops have been seized and sold by the provincial government. It’s the first time a law has been used here permitting the province to seize through civil court action and then sell property or items believed to be used for illegal activity or acquired through illegal activity. But while the proceeds of seizures elsewhere have been put back into law enforcement or related operations, the Terrace seizures didn’t return a profit to the province. One home was sold for a $1,000 loss and the other a $1,000 gain af-

ter respective sales costs, including paying down mortgages, were factored in, said an official from the provincial public safety ministry. Tasha Schollen said the main motivation for the seizures through her ministry’s Civil Forfeiture Office (CFO) was public safety. “When there is strong evidence and strong public interest (safety concerns of the police and community) then the CFO will accept the file even knowing from the outset it will not be financially viable to do so,” said Schollen. She stressed that any civil action through the forfeiture law is

entirely separate from any criminal charges. The former concentrates on property while the latter concentrates on an individual or individuals. “Specifically, civil forfeiture works to deter unlawful activity by taking away instruments used to further that activity, and the proceeds of unlawful activity,” she said. In civil law, one party’s case need only be more probable than the other, while in criminal the state must prove something beyond a reasonable doubt, Schollen added. “All it means to the new own-

ers is that they bought it (the residence) from the Crown,” said Terrace RCMP Constable Angela Rabut of how the homes are sold after being seized. One home at 4740 Soucie Ave. home sold for $112,000 and another at 3515 King Ave. sold for $88,500, said Schollen. On Jan. 27, 2009, police executed two search warrants for growops: at the residence on Soucie Ave., officers found 26 pounds of harvested marijuana and a hydro bypass and at the King Ave. address, officers found 200 plants and a hydro bypass.

Criminal charges were not approved on the King Ave. bust. Charges at the Soucie Ave. address were stayed one week before trial in September 2010. The two houses were the city’s first successful civil forfeiture actions, but not the first in the northwest. Other forfeitures have taken place in Smithers and Prince Rupert. Revenues after expenses from forfeitures are paid into a special account and used to compensate crime victims, fund crime prevention programs, and pay for the costs of administering the act.

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It’s simply too risky By Ann Parker ritish Columbia’s pristine coastal environment does not support a project like the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. The costs will greatly outweigh whatever benefit it will bring. The proposed pipeline is going to cross fairly seismically active areas of the Rockies, like the Cascadia fault which runs along the West Coast and active earthquake zones in the interior BC. This would have a tremendous impact on the safety of the proposed route. Rock landslides, mudslides, flooding, erosion, deep snowpacks and avalanches are just a few examples of extreme weather which could also adversely affect the safety of the proposed pipeline. Aside from the human error factor (people get tired and make mistakes), there’s the dangerous nature of the tar sands oil – namely DilBit. DilBit stands for Diluted Bitumen, a heavier and dirtier form of conventional crude oil. It is a highly corrosive, acidic and a potentially unstable blend of thick raw bitumen and volatile natural gas liquid. Tar sand oil pipelines pose higher risks of leaks and ruptures than conventional crude oil pipelines due to the chemical instability of DilBit. This was confirmed by the oil spill in July 2010, which spilled close to one million gallons of DilBit oil into Michigan’s Kalamazoo River. A coastal tanker spill is an additional threat. The proposed course of oil tankers would run through the Douglas Channel, a waterway as narrow as 2km in some places, lined with hidden rocks and other underwater obstacles. According to Environment Canada, Douglas Channel is the world’s fourth most dangerous watercourse. An estimated 250 tankers per year would be required to cross the treacherous Douglas Channel before heading through the Hecate Strait. Gale force winds are common in the channel and increase the risk of an oil tanker disaster. It should also be noted that a marine vessel as big as an oil tanker, in case of any emergency, needs close to 2 km to come to a full stop. The company behind ENGP, Enbridge Inc. has an alarming record of environmental accidents and cost-cutting half-measures in regard of safety standards. Between 1999 and 2008 Enbridge recorded 600 plus oil spills on its pipelines. And yet our environmental protection agencies warn us that one gallon of motor oil can contaminate one million gallons of water in our rivers, lakes and ground water, so “please be responsible” they urge us “and recycle your engine oil through a certified by the government company.” The question is not if the oil spill occurs, but when? We can be rest assured that there will be spills: countless of little ones, then a couple of big ones in northern BC interior and finally a devastating tanker spill on our BC coast. When they spill millions of gallons of DilBit, contaminate and destroy our land, rivers, lakes and ocean we will all regret it. We will try to sell our houses and businesses for a fraction of their original price and move quietly somewhere else, full of guilt knowing we didn’t do enough to stop this project in time. When we are evicted from our unsafe houses and lose our jobs we shouldn’t rely on compensation from Enbridge Inc. either. If you are a true British Columbian please stand up today against the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project, if not for yourself do it for your children and grandchildren. A Terrace resident, Ann Parker has a Master’s of Science in Exploratory Geology and has worked for oil and gas companies. This has been edited for length. A full version appears under the letters section at www.



AS MANY as 250 large oil tankers a year could ply the north coast waters thanks to the Northern Gateway project.

Oil tanker plan liked By Malcolm Baxter


ransport Canada says its review of the Northern Gateway project “has not identified any regulatory issues or gaps or the need to consider any new regulatory requirements at this time.” The review was handled under TERMPOL, short for Technical Review Process of Marine Terminal Systems and Transhipment Sites. Transport Canada explains, “TERMPOL is an extensive, though voluntary review process in which proponents involved in building and operating a marine terminal system for bulk handling of oil, chemicals and liquefied gases can participate.” Enbridge did take part and “would be expected to fully imple-

ment its commitments and intentions” detailed in its submissions. Transport Canada said the Canadian Coast Guard reviewed the waterways the oil tankers would use, the size of the largest tankers, marine traffic density and factors affecting manoeuvrability. It found that the proposed route complied with national and international regulations and provided “the required clearances for good vessel manoeuvrability and allowances for very large crude carriers (VLCC).” It noted that was consistent with the results from simulations undertaken by Enbridge. Transport Canada went so far as to say that those results showed VLCCs “are capable of navigating the entire route unassisted.”

In other words, escort tugs are not necessary, which Transport Canada says is consistent with the opinions of Pacific Pilotage Authority Canada and BC Coast Pilots. However, Enbridge has committed to use tugs and would be expected to live up to that commitment. The BC pilots had pointed to some narrow spots “as warranting caution for two-way traffic.” And the Canadian Coast Guard had noted the Lewis Passage-Wright Sound area “warrants some caution as a result of multi-directional traffic.” However, in practice pilots would “adjust a vessel’s speed to avoid meeting other vessels in these areas.” The report also pointed out that with increased shipping, there

could be an increased threat to the “well-being of marine populations [primarily whales] along the shipping route. Enbridge has said it would take steps “to avoid contact with mammals.” Transport Canada’s summary concluded with, “While there will always be a residual risk in any project, after reviewing the proponent’s studies and taking into account the proponent’s commitments, no regulatory concerns have been identified for the vessels, vessel operations, the proposed routes, navigability, other waterways users and the marine terminal operations associated with vessels supporting the Northern Gateway project. “Commitments by the proponent will help ensure safety is main-

tained at a level beyond the regulatory requirements,” it added. All that said, Transport Canada points out its decision in no way is a green light for the project, pointing out its process is not one “to approve or reject the Northern Gateway project. The proponent must obtain any such approvals from the appropriate regulatory authorities in accordance with their own specific processes,” an apparent reference to the Joint Review Panel. ***** Enbridge completed 16 studies and submitted nearly 3,500 pages of surveys, technical data, analysis and other information. The final report can be found on the National Energy Board website. Malcolm Baxter is the editor of The Northern Sentinel in Kitimat.

Report cheered and jeered REACTION TO Transport Canada’s release of its Northern Gateway tanker findings was swift, and predictable. Senior Enbridge executive Janet Holder, welcomed the report as “a very positive step forward in the public review of the project.” She said it was important for BC residents in particular “to know that we’ve done our homework and that our marine plan has been thoroughly reviewed.” Holder said the re-

port underlined that the project was “well planned and safe - and indeed would enhance safety for all shipping on BC’s north coast.” However, the executive director of the Coastal First Nations (CFN) organization took quite a different view. Art Sterritt said the decision was “unfathomable”. Charging that “numerous safety issues” such as “treacherous passage ways, poor weather conditions and

human error” were either minimized or ignored by Transport Canada, Sterritt said, “It is nonsensical to say there will always be residual risk in any project.” “This shocking decision means a disproportionate share of risk clearly falls on the people who live within the Great Bear Rainforest.” Sterritt pointed out that the CFN had recently completed a report which had pointed out “a tanker spill would cause catastrophic economic, environmental

and cultural damage.” He said the report found that many of the response techniques identified by Enbridge, including booming around tankers to contain spilled oil, skimmers and booms used to remove oil, and re-direction to sensitive areas are similar to methods used during the Exxon Valdez cleanup. “The Exxon Valdez experience shows these response techniques were largely ineffective in containing and collecting spilled oil. These

techniques resulted in the recovery of only 14 per cent of the original amount of oil released from the grounding event.” Sterritt said the CFN would do whatever was necessary to stop oil tankers coming into Kitimat. The Coastal First Nations include the Wuikinuxv, Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xaixais, Nuxalk, Gitga’at, Haisla, Metlakatla, Old Massett, Skidegate and Council of the Haida Nation.

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Catching up School district pledges to improve educational performance of its younger students By Janine Workman


ocal elementary students are behind in academic performance and it’s a situation Coast Mountains school district superintendent Nancy Wells says the district is going to fix. In a recent report on student achievement Wells pointed to two key issues – low graduation rates and lower than average elementary literacy when compared to other school districts in the province. Wells, just re-appointed to run the district until June 2013, said the school district is aligning its resources to tackle these problems. “We should be able to make a difference in kids, and have these results improve over time,” Wells said. To improve elementary literacy the district will look at raising scores on standardized tests issued to Grade 4 and 7 students and reach out to young children students before they start kindergarten. Grade 4 and 7 students in B.C. are tested annually on reading, writing and arithmetic by the provincial government. A recent report by the Fraser Institute, a think tank that takes government test results and uses them to rank schools in B.C., showed Terrace and Thornhill elementary schools are some of the poorest academically in the province. Suwilaawks, Cassie Hall and Uplands were all marked as being on a steady decline over the past five years. “When we see drops like that we are actively engaged in understanding why,” Wells said, cautioning that educators never use standardized tests as the only factor when assessing performance. Not included in the report were Centennial Christian School and Ecole Mountainview which did not have high enough student numbers to contribute sufficient data. Veritas Catholic school maintained its ranking from the year before and was ranked in the top 100 elementary schools in the province. The report, based on 2011 test scores, states that 60.8 per cent of tested students at Cassie Hall Elementary are below provincial expectations. Suwilaawks Community School had 58 per cent of students below expectations, Thornhill Elementary had 40.8 per cent of students not meeting the provincial standard and Uplands Elementary had 27.1 per cent of its students at below expectations. Peter Cowley, a co-author of the Fraser Institute report card, said the information is worrying. “I think the community of folks in the Coast Mountains area have some important questions to ask themselves,” Cowley said. Topping Cowley’s list is this question – Should our children be doing better, and what are we going to do about it? Answering that question is up to the entire community and not just the school district, he said.

Wells says the public schools’ goal is to increase scores by two per cent for non-aboriginal and three per cent for aboriginal students every year. A key part of the school district’s effort is to ensure young children are better prepared for starting school. One way of doing this is through the StrongStart program, Wells said. StrongStart is a free drop-in learning program offered by the school district and paid for by the provincial government. Parents attend with their children and an early learning educator teaches skills designed to make a child’s first school experiences go better. That includes physical activity and getting children comfortable in speaking and playing with each other and in conversing with adults. There are now StrongStart programs at Suwilaawks Community school, Thornhill Primary and Cassie Hall. “As a community we have to talk about interventions, what can we do for our young children to get them on a successful learning path,” Wells said. The idea of preparing young children for school comes from studies showing that problems with learning early on will affect a student’s ability as they advance through the school system. According to information gathered by educational experts at the University of BC, more than 35 per cent of children in the Coast Mountains school district have learning troubles based on a number of factors. “There is a direct relationship between children being fed and their ability to learn,” said Joanne Schroeder, one of the people at UBC who has studied the problem. “More and more kids everywhere in B.C. are hungry. Our child poverty rate has stayed very high and it’s challenging for parents to provide kids with all of the food that they need given their limited financial resources,” she continued. The second goal laid out by the school district is to increase high school graduation rates. Currently the Coast Mountains school district lags behind the overall provincial average with 69.7 per cent of students completing grade 12. Provincially the average is 81 per cent. When only aboriginal students are examined, the graduation rate here is 45.8 per cent compared to a provincial average of 53.7 per cent. One method favoured the school district is utilizing programs already in place, such as trades training for high school credit. Programs like these allow students to embark on their careers while still in school, effectively engaging them in their leaning, something board chair Art Erasmus said is vital. “All children can learn if you can connect them to what they are learning,” he explained.


BEVERLY ROLDO and her daughter Mia work together on a craft at the Thornhill Primary StrongStart Feb.23.

How would you do? EACH YEAR the provincial government tests Grade 4 and Grade 7 students in basic reading, writing and arithmetic. Here are some excerpts from sample questions provided online by the education ministry for arithmetic, writing and reading in each grade. Reading and writing skills are tested by how

well a student understands a piece of writing and then in responding to questions then asked about that piece of writing. You can find reading sample questions and more math and writing questions on the education ministry’s website at

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To take pictures at the park, a parent bought batteries for his camera. His change from a twentydollar bill was $4.35. How much did the batteries cost? ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Write about making a

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To make two dozen cookies, they need 350 g of chocolate chips. What mass of chocolate chips is needed to make 15 dozen cookies? ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Stephanie has 24 square pieces of carpet for her booth. Each square measures 1 m by 1 m.

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Red ink NORTHWEST Community College finds itself dealing with the most basic tenet of life – you cannot spend more than you earn. But that’s what’s been happening now for several years and, it seems, despite already substantial payroll and travel cost cuts, for example, the figure in red ink is getting larger, not smaller. That explains why, in the black and white world of financial accountability, there will be job cuts coming at the end of the month to balance expenditures. But it doesn’t quite explain how the college got to this position in the first place. Is it because, as has been suggested, the college is handcuffed to a set of accounting principles that makes deficits look larger than they actually are in dollars and cents? Or is it because the provincial government demands so much information from the college it is drowning in costly paperwork? In a surprising move, people all the way from Skeena NDP MLA Robin Austin to Cindy Oliver, president of the Post Secondary Educators Federation of BC (which represents college instructors), to provincial advanced education minister Naomi Yamamoto have, independently, asked the ‘how’ question as well. Ms. Yamamoto has also asked her officials to ask the ‘how’ question. The sooner she can get an answer the better for the future of post-secondary education in the northwest. ESTABLISHED APRIL 27, 1988

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CLAUDETTE SANDECKI connection, although I had no reason to doubt the appliance’s health. As the months stretched to four I couldn’t help wondering if the company wished I would take my business elsewhere, if only they could come up with a gentle way to move me along to some hapless competitor. Last Monday I woke resolved to take the yellow pages by the binding and phone a competitor before I was left depending on wood heat even in the wee hours of the morning. As I enjoyed my morning coffee while reading the daily newspapers on-line, my


Instead I learned Monday from the mechanic that much of our local tradesperson shortage is due to workers heading for employment in Kitimat. Scarcely a week goes by when he isn’t coaxed to move to the Alberta oil sands for a high-salaried job. Over many years living in Terrace I’ve learned to place my orders at the first hint repairs may be in order, and then wait until a workman can fit in my job. Several weeks was not an undue waiting time. But if my furnace experience is a typical sign of today’s situation, wait times for a plumber or an electrician could be approaching making an appointment to see a vet, or an orthopedic surgeon for a knee replacement. If oil sands’ and Kitimat salaries follow, even their hourly cost could draw closer to that of medical specialists. As wait times for qualified tradespeople lengthen, homeowners may be tempted to make do with the more immediate help of someone unqualified to do a proper, safe job. This situation could have been minimized if we had continued training tradespeople despite fewer jobs.




service company phoned. “Do you still want your furnace serviced?” asked the receptionist. “Absolutely!” I said. Her unexpected news made me giddy. “He can be there sometime this forenoon if that is suitable?” “Perfect!” I said. An hour later the mechanic phoned. “Do you still want your furnace serviced?” He sounded doubtful. “Yes, I do,” I assured him. “I can be there in 20 minutes,” he said. And he was. A prime source of comfort for any homeowner comes from hiring a qualified tradesperson to competently carry out whatever work you need done, whether it’s replacing a light bulb from atop a ladder, exchanging a washer in a dripping faucet, or plugging a leak created by a woodpecker in the steel roofing near the ridgepole. Conversation during my two earliest calls to the office led me to fantasize building was booming in the Nass requiring installation of basic heating equipment and plumbing fixtures in several houses, maybe even an apartment house.


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The Mail Bag Wheelchair opened eyes Dear Sir: I have many thoughts regarding council’s debate on its policy of holding events only where there is wheelchair access. I always like to see both sides of the coin and in this case I have been a business owner and have a full understanding of the multiple costs involved in running a successful business. But I was also confined to a wheelchair for almost two years. Until my confinement, I had absolutely no idea what a person with a physical disability goes through. It’s much more that not accessing the odd restaurant or store. Even though I have recovered from my injury, I still favour businesses in town that accommodated me during my time of physical confinement. Does anyone have: * Any idea what it’s like to not be able to shower in your own

home because you can’t do stairs? I had to go and shower at the hospital , but only able to three days a week. * Not being able to go to your child’s graduation because of accessibility issues. * Being excited to find a restaurant that you can get into but using the washroom and finding out it isn’t accessible to you even though its labeled as “handicapped”. * Handicapped washrooms that have doors so heavy you can barely push them open and maneuver your wheelchair at the same time. I think this happens a lot because the people that design these handicapped services don’t know what it like to have a disability. Every time someone parks in a handicap parking spot that doesn’t have a disability, I just look at them and think I would give anything to have two healthy legs to walk

Remembering Bill Hunter

and run with and after paying the price of being physically disabled, mentally depressed, trying to cope with this all and financially paying for a handicap parking permit and medical costs, I then have someone take my parking spot because they are too lazy to walk a few extra metres. Do you know how many people would love to be able to walk a few metres, but can’t? I am 46 years old and after spending the better part of two years in and out of hospitals and rehab facilities, I have now learned how to walk again. I am left with some what of a permanent disability, but am luckier than others. So as I shuffle along like a penguin, I ask city council and the public to think of people like myself and all others that have had terrible life changes that have left them in need and dependent.

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Dear Sir: Re: your Feb. 22, 2012 editorial in The Terrace Standard on the death of Bill Hunter. Hunter and I walked the same Thornhill streets and trails for at least four years without exchanging a word. He was leery of me and my two dogs, though I assured him they wouldn’t hurt him; my dogs were far more interested in shrubbery. We first came upon each other in the bush south of Haaland Avenue. Even then I had no fear or worry about being alone with him far from help. His demeanour suggested a good upbringing and a decent soul. I was in awe of his ability to withstand all weather without any form of headgear. Hands in pockets, eyes on the ground, he walked miles every day, oblivious to snow, rain, or freezing cold. My last sighting of Hunter would have been a day or two before he died. He was walking south in the middle of Kirkaldy Street. I was meeting him on the left while my neighbour with her two dogs was walking along on the right; he was sandwiched. A scary place for him. I always took pains to keep my dogs close to me and never to look him in the eye. Acknowledgment of his presence made him most uncomfortable. Over the years I heard stories about his past but have no idea if any of them were true. I hope he has family in Terrace. Claudette Sandecki, Terrace, BC

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Rise of China can be peaceful, productive


n February 15th, just as Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping arrived in the United States for a four-day visit, US President Barack Obama told an audience of American workers in Milwaukee: “Manufacturing is coming back!” Coming back from China, that is. But while the Master Lock Company of Milwaukee has indeed moved some jobs back to the United States, everybody knows that the flow will really continue to be in the other direction. It doesn’t matter whether China’s economy finally overtakes America’s in 2020, or 2025, or 2030. A great shift of productivity and wealth is underway, and economic power generally translates pretty directly into military power. So will the United States and China be able to manage the shift without a great war? At the end of Vice-President Xi’s US visit on 18 February, the future Chinese leader assured delegates at a trade conference in Los Angeles: “A prosperous and stable China will not be a threat to any country. It will only be a

positive force for world peace and development.” Perhaps, but everybody else is very nervous about it. The transition from one dominant world economic power to another is always tricky, and the historical precedents are not encouraging. Spain was the 16thcentury superpower, and the shift to French domination, though never complete, entailed several generations of war. Then Britain displaced France, amidst several more generations of war. When Germany challenged British supremacy and Japan began building its empire in the Pacific and East Asia in the early 20th century, the transition involved two world wars – and resulted in the de facto division of the world between two non-European superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union. The omens are not promising, to say the least. But the past is a complicated place, and there is a systematic distortion of history that emphasises violent transitions at the expense of peaceful ones. In fact, at


GWYNNE DYER least one major power shift in the past century was entirely peaceful. The US economy overtook Britain’s late in the 19th century, and it was not inevitable that the change in the pecking order would be peaceful. The time when the two countries would be close allies was still far in the future, and throughout the 19th century Americans continued to see Britain, their old colonial master, as

their most dangerous enemy. The two countries fought their last war in 1812-1814, but Britain kept a garrison in Canada until 1870. London then withdrew the garrison, but not because it trusted the United States. It just calculated that the United States was now so strong that Britain could never win a land war against it in North America. It also concluded that a large Royal Navy presence in American waters was likely to drive the United States into a naval arms race that Britain would lose, and so began thinning out the number of warships that it kept in the western Atlantic. It was the right strategy. The United States never invaded Canada again, and although it meddled a great deal in the affairs of various Caribbean and Central American countries, that did not threaten any British vital interest. The thorny crown of being the world’s greatest power passed from Britain to the United States without a war, and within one more generation the two countries were actually allies. So now it’s America’s turn to

figure out what to do about an emerging great-power rival on the far side of a great ocean, and one option would be to copy Britain’s example. Don’t provoke the Chinese by hemming their country in with air bases, carrier fleets and military alliances, and they’ll probably behave well. If they don’t, then the other Asian great powers, Japan, India and Russia, are quite capable of protecting their own interests. The United States has no truly vital interests on the Asian mainland, or at least none that it could protect by fighting China. It was entirely safe from foreign attack before it became the world’s greatest power, and it will still be militarily invulnerable long after it loses that distinction. Britain is a lot more prosperous than it was when it ran the world, and its people are probably happier too. Decline (especially decline that is only relative) is not nearly as bad a fate as Americans imagine. Gwynne Dyer is a Londonbased independent journalist and author.

Dear Sir: I write concerning the kind editorial in the Feb. 22, 2012 edition of The Terrace Standard about Bill Hunter. We became acquainted when he was living in a cabin on the Palahicky property above Lakelse Lake Drive.




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Money to be had by backing pipeline

Dear Sir: Perhaps Terrace city council should take notice of the $200 million being pumped into the regulatory process by foreign oil corporations. Can Terrace really afford to oppose the project when there is so much money to be had supporting it? David Dickinson, Hazelton, BC


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The Mail Bag Doc’s defense of fluoride fails to address key factors Dear Sir: This is in response to “Doctor backs fluoride use,” a recent letter to the editor. I am not a doctor. I am a regular person, that believes there are two sides to every story and two sets of facts presented to people in order for them to make their own informed decisions. Firstly, stating that fluoride hasn’t never put anyone in the hospital seems a bit extreme. It’s highly unlikely you will “overdose” from the fluoridation of water,

but there are several documented cases over the last 30 years of poisoning and sickness directly linked to fluoride found in the water supply. Beyond that, it’s the long term effects that are to be a real health concern. Brain development issues impairing learning and memory, excessive fluoride build up in the kidneys, are just a few damaging results. More and more communities in Canada are voting to remove fluoride from the drinking water due to its harmful

effects. They are also taking into consideration how this could impact oral health, and making provisions to “help families who can’t afford fluoridated toothpaste, rather than medicating the entire population.” This statement is quoted from the February 8th, 2011 edition of CBC news Calgary. An article outlining Calgary’s vote to stop the use of fluoride in their water is at http:// w w w. c b c . c a / n e w s / canada/calgary/story/2011/02/08/calgary-

fluoride-city-water-supply-removal.html Another great point in this article is the cost incurred by adding fluoride to the water. Why would we pay to poison our water when that money could be invested in dental or medical programs to promote health? Fluoride is not only a by-product of industrial

waste, it is a mutagenic compound, lab results have shown many compounds that are mutagenic cause cancer. All I ask is that people review the facts. If I am not mistaken, people once thought smoking cigarettes wasn’t hazardous to their health either. Katryna Durdle, Terrace, BC

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Keep the oil here Dear Sir: Prime Minister Stephen Harper; Federal Minister of Natural Resources, Joseph Oliver; and Enbridge CEO, Patrick Daniel recently travelled with a group of business leaders to China to promote Canadian trade, and in particular Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. Through their pronouncements to their Chinese hosts, the federal Conservatives once again made clear their disdain for the Joint Review Panel (JRP) hearings, for Canadians who oppose the Gateway project and for the process of democratic dissent. Mr. Harper told his Chinese audience, “We have abundant supplies of virtually every form of energy. And you know, we want to sell our energy to people who want to buy our energy – it’s that simple.” He restated his government’s commitment to pushing Gateway through and his frustration, which the Chinese made clear they share, with the lengthy delay imposed by the JRP hearings. So far, Harper and Oliver have threatened legislation to speed up the review process, labelled critics of the pipeline and tanker traffic foreignfunded “radical environmentalists,” and tried to smear opponents as being “adversaries” who have “hijacked” the JRP hea rings. Since Harper seems to have for-

gotten his earlier misgivings about the appalling human rights record and lack of democratic freedoms in the world’s largest communist dictatorship, perhaps he could learn from his new friends how to more effectively stifle dissent. He seems well on his way when his government starts warning about “eco-extremists.” This government’s paranoia would be as laughable as Ezra Levant’s “ethical oil” campaign, if it weren’t so scary. Mr. Harper should start acting like the Prime Minister of Canada instead of like a CEO of an oil company. He should be leading a national discussion about the wisdom of selling off oil leases to Sinopec and other Chinese government owned corporations and of exporting this one-time bonanza of fossil fuels, rather than keeping it in Canada to be processed. Why is Eastern Canada importing oil from the Middle East, while Alberta crude goes overseas? Even Alberta Premier Alison Redford is calling for a national energy strategy. Harper sounds more a tinpot dictator than a Prime Minister of a democracy when it portrays those of us who do not want to let Enbridge put BC’s mountains, rivers and coastlines at risk for a quick buck as being enemies of the state. Andrew Williams, Terrace, BC

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Life in a wheelchair I think I speak for many people in my situation. I would never wish severe injuries and such on others but you never know when or if you may be in this situation. I never in a million

years thought I would end up like this. The article “Council debates access policy” has given me the opportunity to vent and advocate for people with disabilities.

Just ask yourself what would you do, how would you cope what would you have to sacrifice in this situation. Terri Bahr, Thornhill, BC

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BALLET FIT (16+) Date: Apr 10 – June 12 Tuesdays @8:15pm-9:15pm **new day & time Location: Skeena School Cost: $95.00/10 - Registration ONLY This class is suited for teens to adults with no prior ballet experience who want to increase their fitness level, increase mobility and flexibility and move with grace and poise. Caitlyn’s class will focus on stretch, strength, coordination and artistry.

TYKES T-BALL (3-5YRS) Date: May 3 – May 24 Thursdays @4:00pm-4:30pm or 4:40-5:10pm June 7 – June 28 Thursdays @4:00pm-4:30pm or 4:40-5:10pm Location: George Little Park Cost: $20.00/4 T-Ball is the introduction to the exciting sport of Softball. Children will be introduced to the basics of softball through games, activities and obstacles. Emphasis is on fun, cooperation and participation. Parent participation is also encouraged. Register early to avoid disappointment, space is limited.

TRI-ATHLETE KIDS (9–13YRS) Date: Apr 7 – May 26 (Race Day) Saturdays @9:00am–12:00pm Thursdays @4:00pm-5:00pm Location: Sportsplex/Aquatic Centre Cost: $50.00/16 Ever wanted to try a Tri-Athlon or just train like a Tri-Athlete? Now in your chance to get fit or compete in all three disciplines swim, bike and run with Crystal (Tri-Coach certified) and feel great. Race Day is Sunday May 26, 2012, race or volunteer at the race, fun for everyone! CIRCUS CAMP (9+) Date: Apr 30 – May 4 Monday - Friday @3:30-7:30pm Location: TBA Cost: $89.00/5 Juggle, clown, balance and perform in the dramatic, the athletic and the eclectic world of the Circus Camp. Sweat, Sequins and the rewards of discovering your circus super powers are what keeps you coming back. Tightrope, trapeze, stilt walking, unicycle riding, juggling are what you can experience at the week-long camp with a performance held on the Friday Night for family and friends. DANCE EXPRESS (4-6YRS) Date: May 1 – May 24 Tuesdays & Thursdays @5:30pm–6:15pm Location: Sportsplex Cost: $32.00/8 Your little one will develop skills and confidence in this fun and imaginative class. He or she will have a great time dancing while an introduction to the basic technical steps of dance and creating choreography is presented. Dance in bare feet or ballet slippers.

ROCK & ROLL CAMP 9-16YRS 2nd Annual Rock & Roll Camp: for those who always wanted to play in a rock band or what to improve their on stage performance skills. “Release ZPVSJOOFSSPDLFSwXJUIUIJTtEBZDBNQ TUBSUJOH with a Meet and Greet followed by a performance of Speed Control’s history of rock show “Rags to Rock”. The next three days you will be in workshops and then on the last day there will be Rock & Roll SHOWCASE for your family and friends. Cost: $79.00/4 (includes two tickets to the Showcase) Location: Sportsplex Time: July 9, 10, 11 & 12 Monday 7:00pm-9:00pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday @9:30-6:00pm SHOWCASE 7:00-9:00pm

LADIES LINKS 16 YEARS+ Skeena Valley Golf Club will lead the ladies in instruction and with the success of the previous course they are looking forward to removing the fear and mystique that golf can have. Ladies are encouraged to bring their own clubs, however there are clubs at the golf course to borrow if needed. Date: May 3rd – May 24th Thursdays @6:00pm – 7:00pm May 31st – June 21st Thursdays @6:00pm – 7:00pm Location: Skeena Valley Golf Course Cost: $65.00/4 THERAPEUTIC TOUCH WORKSHOP (16+) Date: May 5 Saturday @8:45am – 3:00pm Location: Sportsplex Cost: $30.00/1 – Includes Lunch This workshop in Therapeutic Touch will help you learn how to assist someone as well as yourself. TT is not magic…it is not a “Healing Modality” is however a relaxation therapy and a relaxed body will begin to heal itself as best it can. Work with Gary who studied and practiced Therapeutic Touch in the lower mainland for ten years and five years as part of the TT Team at the Royal Columbian Hospital. MEDITATION & STRESS REDUCTION CLASSES (16+) Date: May 7 – June 18 Mondays @7:00-8:30pm Location: Sportsplex Cost: $80.00/8 Learn meditation skills to enhance your physical, mental and spiritual well-being. This is a journey to self-exploration and discovery. These 8 classes will build on each other using tried and true methods.

MOVE FOR HEALTH DAY Date: May 10 Thursday ALL FITNESS CLASSES Location: Sportsplex Cost: FREE Work out with us for FREE on Move 4 Health Day to raise awareness for health and wellness for all. There will be refreshments, prizes and friends included. Call 250-615-3000 for more information or check out the website

SENIORS FIT AFTER 50 Date: Mar 27 – May 10 May 15 – June 28 Tuesdays &/or Thursdays @10:30am-11:15am Location: Sportsplex Cost: Register for $2.75 per class or drop in for $3.25 per class For anyone looking for a non-impact workout then this is the one for you. Stretching, strength, cardio and balance will all be covered. Great way to take keep in shape as the snow falls. See our Fall Fitness Schedule or call for more information. SENIOR TAI CHI WITH PETER Date: Mar 26 – May 7 May 14 – June 25 Mondays @10:30am-11:30am Location: Sportsplex Cost: Register @$2.75 per class or drop in @$3.25 per class Tai Chi is recognized as helping you accumulate energy, leaving you feeling refreshed when you finish. The slow dance like speed of Tai Chi creates balance, flexibility and calmness. Tai Chi is very effective at relieving stress.


Monday Morning

TINY TOTS SOCCER (3-5YRS) Date: May 1 - May 22 Tuesdays @4:00pm–4:30pm or 4:40pm–5:10pm June 5 – June 26 Tuesdays @4:00pm-4:30pm or 4:40pm–5:10pm Location: Christy Park Cost: $20.00/4 The Tiny-tot version of the big field game! Your preschooler will have an opportunity to get introduced to the different skills and participate in a variety of interactive soccer games. Emphasis on fun, fundamentals skills and participation. Parental participation is also encouraged. Register early to avoid disappointment, space is limited.

HIP HOP (11+) Date: Apr 4 – May 16 Wednesdays @8:00-9:30pm Location: Skeena School Cost: $49.00/7 Learn Hip Hop moves and get a great physical workout at the same time. Simple, easy to follow instructions for you to learn the basic Hip Hop moves with L.L. Hip Hop strengthens and tones your muscles, increases your stamina and gives you a cardio workout that is FUN!

6:00-6:45am CCW

Tuesday 6:00-6:45am All About Muscle

5:00-6:00pm Yoga 5:15-6:15pm Bhangra Fit 6:30-7:30pm Cardio Blast

Wednesday 6:00-6:45am CCW

Thursday 6:00-6:45am All About Muscle

10:30-11:15am Fit After 50

10:30-11:15am Fit After 50

12:10-12:50pm Noon Reboot

12:10-12:50pm Noon Reboot

5:15-6:15pm Zumba

6:35-7:45pm Yoga 7:30-8:30pm *Ballet Fit

5:15-6:15pm Total Ball

Friday 6:00-6:45am CCW 9:00-10:00am Interval Step

9:00-10:00am Bhangra

9:00-10:00am Athletic Land


CREATIVE MOVEMENT AND DANCE (3-5YRS) Date: May 1 – May 24 Tuesdays & Thursdays @5:00pm-5:30pm Location: Sportsplex Cost: $32.00/8 Your little one will develop skills and confidence in this fun and imaginative class. He or she will have a great time dancing while an introduction to the basic technical steps of dance is presented. Dance in bare feet or ballet slippers.

SAFETY/SELF DEFENSE 101 FOR GIRLS Date: TBA Saturday @9:00am–1:00pm Location: Sportsplex Cost: $25.00/1 Does your daughter know how to make emergency calls and stay safe when alone? Our guest speakers will have your daughters role playing with life simulations while having fun with friends. Guest speakers will talk about safety such as Internet safety, Self-awareness and Self-defense techniques. Reduce your worries by giving them real life problem solving skills for when they are alone or with friends.


LITTLE SNEAKERS (3–5YRS) Date: Mar 27 – Apr 19 May 1 – May 24 Tuesdays & Thursdays @9:00am–9:45am Location: Sportsplex Cost $30.00/8 Lace up your little preschooler’s sneakers and bring them out for a fun filled, active program where they will get to sample a variety of new sports each week. Emphasis on fun and play with crafts and songs as well.

HOMEWORK CLUB (10-14YRS) Date: Apr 4 – Apr 25 Wednesdays @4:00-5:30pm Location: Sportsplex Cost: $20.00/4 (a nutritional snack included) No need to stay home alone when you can join the Homework Club to learn and study in a safe and warm environment with a mentor to lead and help you with your homework or project. Bring extra school work, a favorite book or projects you just can’t find the time to finish on your own. Bring old friends; make new friends and come be a part of our Homework Club. Facilitated by Candice Connor.

HOME ALONE (9–12YRS) Date: May 19 Saturday @9:00am–1:00pm Location: Sportsplex Cost: $25.00/1 Does your child know how to make emergency calls? He/she will learn 1st Aid and Fire & Home safety. Reduce your worries by giving them responsible problem solving skills for when they are alone. Each participant receives a Red Cross People Saver’s Certificate.

5:15-6:15pm Zumba

6:35-7:45pm Yoga 8:00-9:30pm *Hip Hop

*These are registration ONLY classes- may have different start dates. @Skeena School

5:15-6:15pm Zumba 6:30-7:30pm Bhangra Fit

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AQUATIC CENTRE 250-615-3030






Mon & Wed Apr 2 - May 2


Tue & Thu Apr 3 - May 3

No class April 9

9 classes

Saturday April 14-Jun 16 No class May 19 9 classes

Mon & Wed May 14-Jun 13 No class May 21rd 9 classes

Tue & Thu May 15-Jun 14

Parent Participation Starfish (6mths-12mths)





Sea Turtle (24mths-36mths)


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Preschool 3-5 years 4:00pm-16755 Sea Otter 6:00pm-16763 4:00pm-16780 4:30pm-16777 5:30pm-16782

Salamander Sunfish





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March 28, April 25, May 16 Wednesday Evening 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Location: Terrace Aquatic Centre Board Room Cost: $47.54





Saturday, March 24; Friday, May 4 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Location: Aquatic Centre Board Room Cost: $100.00 Basic 1-day course offering an overview of ďŹ rst aid and CPR skills with a focus on childhood injuries and illnesses.

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Monday, April 16, Thursday, June 21 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Location: Aquatic Centre Board Room Cost: $100.00 Basic 1-day course offering an overview of ďŹ rst aid and CPR skills for the workplace or home.


May 25, 26 & 27 and June 15, 16, & 17 Fridays 5:30 - 9:00 pm, Saturdays 10:30 - 4:30 pm, and Sundays 9:00 - 3:00 pm Location: Terrace Aquatic Centre Board Room and Main Pool Pre-requisite: 15 years of age and swimming ability equivalent to Swim Kids 10 The AWSI course is the foundation course for building instructional skills and abilities. It is the National prerequisite to the Water Safety Instructor course.


(register by calling the Red Cross 1-888-307-7997) Date: April 20 - 22 Friday 5:00 - 9:00 pm, Saturday 8:30 - 5:30 pm and Sunday 8:00 - 5:00 pm Location: Rich McDaniel Room, Terrace Sportsplex Cost: $125.00 Pre-requisite: 18 years of age, current WSI certiďŹ cation and 2 years teaching experience This course teaches candidates how to plan, schedule and facilitate the Assistant Water Safety Instructor course and the Water Safety Instructor course.

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March 26 - May 14 (no class April 9), Mondays 5:30 - 8:30 pm Set 2: March 31 & April 1 and April 14 & 15, Saturdays 11:00 - 4:30 and Sundays 9:30 - 3:00 pm Location: Aquatic Centre Board Room and Main Pool Cost: $185.00 + tax and manual (if necessary) Pre-requisite: Bronze Medallion This course builds on the skills of Bronze Medallion and is one of the pre-requisites of the National Lifeguard Service award (NLS).

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July 16 - 20 Monday - Friday, 10:30 - 4:00 pm Location: Aquatic Centre Board Room and Main/Leisure Pools Cost: $280.00 + tax (includes manual) Pre-requisite: AWSI, 15 years old and Swim Kids 10 swimming ability The WSI course focuses on planning and teaching the Red Cross Water Safety Program including emergency response skills and techniques speciďŹ c to the Red Cross programs. Core course is 25 hours + 12 hours of practice teaching.


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Saturday, March 17, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Set II: Sunday, April 29, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Location: Terrace Aquatic Centre Board Room Cost: $72.80 This certiďŹ cation course covers skills needed to recognize and respond to cardiovascular and obstructed airway emergencies in adults, children, and infants. This course also provides training in automated external deďŹ brillator (AED) use.



Adult & Teen Lessons

Spring Break - Afternoon Aquatic Adventures Monday - Friday, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Red Cross Month Poster Contest Research what the Red Cross is all about, make a public education poster and submit it to the Head Lifeguard at the Aquatic Centre. Judging will take place on Friday, March 30. Entrants will also have their name submitted for a Red Cross Disaster Preparedness backpack.

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Tuesday Toonie Parent & Tot 10:00-11:30am

Wednesday Toonie Parent & Tot 10:00-11:30am

Thursday Toonie Parent & Tot 10:00-11:30am


Noon Hour Hockey 11:45-1:00pm

Silver Fox Hockey 11:45–1:00pm

Noon Hour Hockey 11:45-1:00pm

Adult Laps

Noon Hour Hockey 11:45-1:00pm





Free Skate 3:30-4:30pm


Toonie Skate 3:30-4:30pm Public Skate 6:45-7:45pm



National Frog Month - See what Jodi has in store for everyone! Contests and games galore! Easter Sunday Scavenger Hunt and Swim - April 8 Legendary Water Fight - April 27

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Move For Health Day - FREE aquaďŹ t for all scheduled classes on May 10! PFD Day - May 17 lots of fun for everyone! International Nurses Day - show your nurse id and get in for $2 Safe Boating Week, May 19 - 25 - displays, educational games and events all week! Active Healthy Kids Day - May 29 - plans in progress

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Join us for our 3rd annual Senior’s Month Each week will have a theme with guest speakers and special events Play “Poker Fit� - every Friday pick a card and the best poker hand at the end of the month wins! Concludes with a special luncheon and live music Water Safety Week - June 2 - 10 - displays, educational games and events all week! Blood Pressure Clinic (date to be announced)



Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Terrace Standard

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LOCAL ELEMENTARY students treated Coast Mountain school board trustees and staff to a Nisga’a New Year Hobiyee performance and the school boards monthly meeting Feb. 22.

More teachers’ strike activity could take place By Janine Workman TEACHERS ARE scheduled to release tomorrow results of a province-wide vote which could result in more strike action. The move follows an announcement late last week by education minister George Abbott that he’s having legislation prepared to impose a new teachers’ contract, ending what has been a limited job action since school resumed last fall. As it is teachers haven’t been preparing report cards, having formal meetings with parents, conducting some out-of-school activities, meeting with administrators or doing supervision in hopes of forcing the province to negotiate wage and benefits increases. But Abbott, in responding to a report last week indicating a negotiated settlement is unlikely, repeated the government position that there’s no more money. The teachers’ vote follows an application made to the Labour Relations Board by the BC Teachers’ Federation asking what more job duties they might refrain from doing. Teachers already met Monday across the province to discuss further strike action. Terrace and District Teachers’ Union president Karen Andrews, speaking after Abbott’s announcement he was preparing legislation, said local teachers are dismayed. “We think that it is hasty, and if we are legislated an agreement, it is going exacerbate the situation,” Andrews said. Last week local teachers said their relationship with the Coast Moun-

tains school board has been damaged because the latter wants the provincial government to end the strike. Debra Thame, speaking for local teachers within the Terrace and District Teachers' Union to school trustees Feb. 22, said the board needs to retreat from a motion it passed last month asking for "immediate government action" to end the strike. The motion was discussed this past weekend at a provincial gathering of school trustees. Local trustees cited lack of student report cards, lack of communication within schools and having administrators do supervision work as well as their own work as some reasons for wanting the province to intervene. “This motion and supporting rationale contain many points that the teachers of this district find offensive and, quite frankly, unsubstantiated,” said Thame. Thame said the board is taking the side of the provincial government when it should be pushing for mediation instead. She argued that the current job action is having minimal impact on students and families, and in some cases teachers feel better prepared for lessons without the added work of administrative duties. School board chair Art Erasmus noted that after a year of negotiating time and almost 80 days of actual bargaining the two parties are still about $2 billion apart from an agreement. “We're saying the government needs to do something,” Erasmus said. “[The BC Teachers' Federation and the BC Public School Employers' Association] are way way apart.”

3210 Clinton Street, Terrace, B.C. V8G 5R2

RESPONSIBLE MINE DEVELOPMENT IS ABOUT INVESTING IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES For many people across B.C., mining means opportunity. The industry creates jobs at mine sites and spinoffs for surrounding businesses, the economic bene¿ts of which are often spread across nearby villages, towns and cities. In addition to employment, mining companies also have a responsibility to respect and contribute to the communities in which they operate. Seabridge believes strongly in responsible mining and making a connection with the communities in which it does business. For example, last year Seabridge participated in several community initiatives in northern B.C., including the Gitxsan Summit, the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce and the Northwest Community College job fair. The company also donated to the Stewart Christmas Hamper program, the Gitanyow family dance, the Mount Rainey Figure Skating Club and the Bulkley Valley Fall Fair. As for its proposed KSM Project, located 65 kilometres northwest of Stewart, Seabridge has visited local communities around the region to outline its proposed KSM Project mine plan and, more importantly, to listen to what citizens have to say about the development.

A common theme that arises is the need to create more jobs in the region, particularly for young people, many of whom are leaving their homes to look for work elsewhere. But, with the electri¿cation of Highway 37 and new development projects on the horizon, including Seabridge’s proposed KSM Project, the job prospects are starting to look a lot more promising. Canada’s mining sector is growing at twice the rate of the economy, with a forecasted shortfall of almost 100,000 workers over the coming decade. In B.C. alone, it’s estimated the industry will need 15,000 additional workers over the next 10 years amid ¿erce competition from other provinces and industries for labour with similar skill sets. Mining companies are responding by trying to attract under-represented groups to the industry, including members of Canada’s aboriginal communities, to ensure a strong provincial and national mining sector for years to come.

known as Pathways to Success (P2S), in three, 10-person PS2 training programs in Gitanyow, Gitxsan and Tahltan communities this year. Finding staff is already an issue for exploration and mining projects in B.C., according to Laurie Sterritt, BC AMTA’s executive director. “Seabridge’s contribution clearly demonstrates they understand that workforce capacity development in Aboriginal communities is a way to deliver business results,” Sterritt said. For more on the KSM Project, visit the Northwest Community College Trades Career Fair in March in Terrace; the Tahltan Central Council’s youth conference in Dease Lake in April; and the Minerals North conference in Burns Lake in May. You can also drop by the KSM Project of¿ce located at 1235 Main Street in Smithers (250.847.4704). To learn more about the BC AMTA P2S program, visit www.bcamta. ca.

Seabridge is taking action by investing in local communities, including a $100,000 contribution it recently made to the British Columbia Aboriginal Mine Training Association (BC AMTA) to help fund a skills upgrading program,

Gold Inc., Learn moreabout aboutthe the KSM ProjectSeabridge Learn more KSM Project 1235 Main Street, P.O. Box 2536, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 1.250.847.4704


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Mayor conďŹ dent mineral boom will help the city By Lauren Benn MINERAL exploration in northwestern B.C. hit records in 2011 and governments and businesses alike are getting ready for more activity this year. Eyes were on the region at a major mineral exploration conference in Vancouver last month where Terrace’s mayor and the city’s economic arm met with industry heads to talk preparation. “There was an obvious buzz at the convention about the number of mining projects in northern B.C. that are moving toward the development stage,â€? said Terrace mayor Dave Pernarowski who attended the Mineral Exploration Roundup 2012 along with Evan Van Dyk from the Terrace Economic Development Authority (TEDA). About $220 million was spent last year on mineral exploration in the Skeena area , a 22 per cent jump from 2010. More money has been spent exploring here than any other region in B.C., accounting for half of last year’s provincial spending in the sector. The region is now home to 54 drilling projects with 21 having spent more than $2 million.

Dave Pernarowski TEDA had a booth set up at the Roundup conference in Vancouver. Mayor Dave Pernarowski and TEDA officer Evan Van Dyk spoke with industry representatives there and also had nine formal meetings with executives of industry situating close to Terrace. The central theme of the meetings concerned the use of local suppliers to service projects, understanding labour needs, and potential community gaps such as work force accommodations, said Pernarowski. He added that faster access to necessary supplies was also discussed. The Invest Northwest website was also promoted, and information for it collected and reviewed. “I think what every-

one is saying to us, as their projects proceed they’ll be keeping in contact with us to start ramping up labour needs and training,� said Pernarowski. “Labour shortage seems to be the biggest concern for these companies.� Pernarowski also said there were several inquiries about setting up offices in Terrace. One exploration company that’s been drilling about 200km northwest of Terrace near Alice Arm, Dolly Varden Silver Ltd., recently set up an office in Terrace. Director Paul McGuigan said he liked Terrace because it has a strong base of local suppliers and also local skilled tradesmen. To meet its labour needs, the company is looking to a local First Nation to meet demands. “We’re going to be up at the Nisga’a economic forum,� said McGuigan “We’re going to need about 20 to 25 (workers) for the initial stages ... double that in the higher stages.� McGuigan added employment advantages will be given to the Nisga’a including the potential for training. “We’re going to be giving every advantage to the Nisga’a for working there and also for the potential to be

trained.� Dolly Varden Silver Ltd. is not the only mineral exploration company looking to First Nations to meet labour demands. Seabridge Gold Inc., an exploration company working near Stewart, recently donated $100,000 to a project aimed at readying local First Nations for employment. “With so much development underway in northwestern BC, it’s already becoming a challenge for exploration and mining projects to find the people they need for their B.C. projects,� said Laurie Sterritt, executive director of the BC Aboriginal Mine Training Association. “We know that more than 25 per cent of the mining industry will be retiring in the next 25 years,� she said. “That means that the aboriginal population is of particular interest.� “There’s a focus on the Gitxan, Nisga’a and Tahltan,� she said, adding training will aim to ready people for entry level jobs. “One of the gaps along the educational front is we’ve notice there is a lot of people working but those who aren’t working are lacking essential skills,� said Seabridge Gold vice president Brent Murphy.

“They’re lacking the ability to converse and read at a grade 12 level and to be quite honest that’s the minimal level that’s required.�

prices collapsed. Avanti purchased the property in 2008 for $20 million and has spent millions since on drilling to define the ore body and prepare its processing plan. “We have 30,000 metres of drilling at $400-$500 a metre,� said Nelsen. In all, he estimates the project has cost $75 million so far, a figure Nelsen admits is more than first anticipated. But the ore body is sufficient for a mine life of at least 15 years and justifies the projected $800 million overall cost, he continued. Ore will be taken by truck to Vancouver and the put on ships either to a processing plant near Ghent, Belgium or to a processing plant in Chile. “We have to go to Vancouver because none of the other ports have vessels that service those two ports,� said Nelsen when asked if Prince Rupert or other closer ports could have been used instead. The company has yet to secure all of the financing, either by debt or taking on a partner, but it has been using innovative ways to purchase equipment. “We’re going to be using German mining equipment and conveying equipment and from that we can use the Germans’ export development bank,� said Nelsen.

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"%015t"t1&5 Bolt is a mature male neutered Pom cross. He was found running loose on the south side of town back in November 2011. We have received very little info on him as no one has come forward to claim him. Bolt gets along with some dogs and doesn’t seem to mind cats. He craves human attention, so would beneďŹ t with an owner that could be home with him fairly often. Bolt is getting quite kennel stressed at the shelter so would love to ďŹ nd his new home soon. If you would like to learn more about Bolt and our adoption process, please visit the Terrace Animal Shelter. Just a reminder that all dogs in the City of Terrace area do require a 2012 license. Licenses can be purchased at the Terrace Animal Shelter, Public Works or at City Hall. ‘DON’T LET YOUR DOG GET CAUGHT WITHOUT ONE!!!!’

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■ Celebrating Hobiyee SGT. DONOVAN Tait, Lisims/Nass Valley RCMP detachment commander, participated in Hobiyee as a drummer with the Gitlaxt’aamiks Ceremonial Dancers during the grand entrance with elders and chiefs that opens the celebration in New Aiyansh Feb. 24. Above, Tait participates in traditional Nisga’a regalia, made for him by community members, as part of the Grizzly Bear clan. With him is Kenna, 3, from the Frog Clan. RCMP members and staff, spouses and children were also invited to take part in the celebrations.

LAST WEEK’S pro-vincial budget continues a Liberal policy of unequal taxation, says Skeena NDP MLA Robin Austin. Increases in the cost of everything from medical care premiums to staying at provincial campgrounds, while called fees, are actually taxes, he said. And because fees are assessed regardless of income, people who earn less are more affected than high income earners, Austin continued. “It’s what I would call a flat tax. It’s a very regressive way of raising taxes,” said Austin. He noted that this January’s six per cent jump in medical services plan premium rates will be followed by one next year of four per cent. By 2012, medical premiums will have risen by 24 per cent since 2009. Austin also doubted the province would be able to keep to its target of a $969 million deficit for a budget of $43.87 billion beginning April 1. He noted that previous provincial Liberal budget claims, most notably in 2009 when the government claimed the deficit would be no more than $495 million, quickly turned out to be wrong. Austin, the NDP critic for educa-

tion, focussed on the lack of increases for the schools, saying they are going to be hard pressed to cope with inflation. “There are going to be huge cuts in education as a result,” he said. The NDP MLA did acknowledge the province is spending $165 million on special needs students, but said that’s over three years with $30 million the first year, $60 million in the second year and $75 million in the third year. “It’s new money, that’s true. But you need to realize the province took out $275 million over the last 10 years from the system – since 2002. And that put so much stress on the system,” said Austin. As it is, Austin said, $7 million from the $30 million for this year is going to pay the wages of teaching assistants who have been doing unpaid work. “There’s going to be conflict from all over the province as to how this money will be allocated,” Austin said. He’s also questioning the ability of the government to sell property and other assets in hopes of raising $700 million and the wisdom in doing so. “Once you sell the family silver it’s gone,” said Austin.

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There’s no honour roll this year

DONNIE CLARK, a professional trumpet player here for an elementary band retreat, goes over a piece of music with Cassie Hall students Feb. 23. For more on the retreat, see page 17.

School district, union reach tentative deal for two-year contract custodians, special service assistants for students and outside workers. One contract item calls for special needs workers to be kept with students with whom they have developed productive school relationships. The education ministry had set aside $7.5 million for special needs student purposes but it was money school districts could only receive if contract talks finished by Feb. 29. That’s to cover unpaid work the assistants are doing now and the money will become part of the school district’s budget for this year. Tapping into the special needs account helped motivate both sides to come to an agreement, said Erasmus.


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aren’t listing an honour roll, they won’t achieve high marks.” But McCrory is concerned about what the lack of marks means for scholarships and the Passport to Education program in the upper grades. The latter provides credits toward the cost of post secondary institutions. “I don’t think it (honour role) is as important as the things that have a monetary value associated to them,” McCrory said. “Those are things we need to discuss at a district level.” Terrace teachers’ union president Karen Andrews doesn’t think a lack of an honour roll is harming students. “We feel that the students will do well whether or not there is an honour role,” Andrews said.

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STUDENTS WHO excelled at their studies aren’t being recognized on honour rolls this year. That’s because teachers, who are on a limited strike, aren't preparing report cards. Coast Mountains school district superintendent Nancy Wells called the situation unfortunate. “Students are losing out because of [the] job action,” she said. Shar McCrory, who is the vice chair of the school district’s district parental advisory council, said that while the subject hasn’t been brought up yet, it will be discussed at the council’s next meeting. “They do it for their individual gratification,” she said of students who achieve honour roll status. “I don’t think that because they

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KEN MORTON, shown here in a 2003 theatre production staged after he and wife Lorna moved to White Rock, has passed away.

Teacher, theatre enthusiast dies A FORMER Terrace teacher and theatre enthusiast has died. Ken Morton, who came to Terrace in 1969 with his wife Lorna and two sons, died after a lengthy illness Feb. 9 in White Rock. His family said he never forgot his true friends of many years in Terrace. Morton had a lifelong passion for the theatre, having played various roles on stage and behind the scenes with Terrace Little Theatre and then in White Rock after he and Lorna moved there in 1992. He loved the outdoors, and travelled the world, especially in retirement. Morton was born in 1927 and raised in Birkenhead, England where he taught school as he did in Malaysia and then here. Ken was active with various community-theatre groups in Austria, Germany and England. While with the British armed forces overseas, he was responsible

for promoting theatre on several army bases. He and Lorna married in 1951. After they came to Terrace, Morton and his wife became involved in the Terrace Little Theatre (TLT) where he participated in more than 32 productions. The pair raised money for the McColl Playhouse, the home of TLT. He was an honourary lifetime member of TLT. In 1992 Morton was named best director in the province for the farce “Living Together” and the production won runner-up to best play. He received many awards and much recognition for his work in theatre. Marianne Brorup Weston, a member of Terrace Little Theatre, said on behalf of the theatre and all the patrons who enjoyed his productions, “...may I humbly say, ‘We sweep the stage for you.’” A celebration of Morton’s life will be held March 3 from 2-5 at the Coast Capital Playhouse in White Rock.

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Around Town Youths take village THE YOUNG people of the Village of Gingolx (Kincolith) are preparing to “Take Back the Village” March 3. This march takes place the same weekend as a youth basketball tournament in the community to maximize their exposure and awareness raising. Gingolx, and many other non-aboriginal communities, is struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, violence and misdirected youth, said Lisims/ Nass Valley RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Donovan Tait. “This is very much a communityled event, but one that the RCMP here is supporting 100 per cent. We will be involved at some level. It appears to shaping to be a pretty significant event,” said Tait.

Celebrate women TO HONOUR International Women’s Day March 8, an inspirational celebration including songs, food and

giving, takes place from noon to 2 p.m. at Ksan Place. Organizers are looking toward an inspirational song (or three) to celebrate women and girls. A light lunch from Frugalicious Friday, a Ksan project, will be served. And everyone gets a chance to mingle and visit with the community. The theme is Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures and those who come are invited to bring an item they think might be inspirational to a girl. New items won’t be discouraged, but it’s encouraged to bring a recycled, gently used item. Items will be passed on through Ksan programs and networks. Suggested items include books with inspiring quotes for girls, journals, drawing pencils, disposable cameras, art cards with poems or lyrics, herb gardens, swim passes, DVDs such as Juno, Little Miss Sunshine, Precious, CDs with pro-woman music. For more details, see Community Calendar.


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Music students ace exams CONGRATULATIONS TO music students who took their practical and theory exams in December and January. First class honours with distinction is 90 per cent and higher, first class honours is 80-89, honours is 70-79, and pass is 60-69. Theory exam results are: Basic Rudiments: Mikala Snyder –honours, Sophia Zanard–first class honours. Intermediate Rudiments: Eunbee Kang–first class honours, Madeleine Link–first class honours with distinction. Advanced Rudiments: Karishma Sharma–first class honours with distinction, Johanna Vandenberg–first class honours with distinction. Basic Harmony: Alecia Friesen –pass, Anna Linton–honours, Sandra Yoo–first class honours. Practical exam results are: Grade 1 piano: Quinn Mulder– first class honours, Pariss Tinsley–first class honours, Bryton Gaudet–honours. Grade 2 piano: Garrett Andrei –honours, Emma Perrin–honours, James Boutilier–honours. Grade 3 piano: Mackenzie Walker– pass, Michaela Julseth–honours. Grade 4 piano: Annie Leung–first class honours, Alannah Murtonen– first class honours. Grade 5 piano: Nicole Lofroth– honours, Haley Boutilier–pass, Jami Yendrys–pass. Grade 6 piano: Landon Andrei–first class honours, Karishma Sharma–honours, Jorden Bartel Tinsley–pass. Grade 8 piano: Tristan Walker–pass, Mikayla Holmes–pass. Grade 9 piano: Anna Linton–honours, Theo Metzmeier–honours. Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT) Elementary Piano Pedagogy: Eleanor Bond–first class honours. Grade 8 violin: Bonnie Juniper– honours. Grade 3 voice: Katherine Ocsovai– first class honours.

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She’ll wear a bag to prom By MARGARET SPEIRS GIRLS WHO can’t afford prom dresses this year have a fairy godmother. Amy Spencer, who graduates from Caledonia this year, decided at last year’s prom that it wasn’t fair for girls who couldn’t afford a fancy prom dress. “I didn’t like all the girls trying to outdo each other. You’re just here to enjoy yourself. It wasn’t fair to other girls who wouldn’t go because they can’t afford their prom dress,” she said, adding she also wanted to raise awareness about this. So she’s put it out there that she wants to raise $1,000 for the Cinderella Project, a charity in the Lower Mainland that gives less fortunate girls used prom dresses so they can go to prom with their friends. If she raises that amount, she intends to wear a garbage bag to prom. Spencer says she didn’t know if there was anything like the project up here but has found out there is someone who gives dresses to girls who can’t afford prom dresses. “If I raise more than $1,000, then the rest of the money can go here so it stays in town. It pushes people to donate more,” she said, adding she does know of several girls here who can’t afford prom dresses. In the first three days, she has already raised more than $100, she said. “That’s good because I was ‘it’s been three days and it’s over $150,’ I was like ‘wow cool,’” she said. She will be putting posters of the project around town and in the schools too. And she’s already planning on what colour of garbage bag to wear, which is her own idea and not part of the project down south. “I don’t know,” she said about whether it would be green, orange, black or white. “There’s so many colours. Maybe I’ll just get one of those Halloween ones with those faces on it.” Direct donations can be made at Northern Savings Credit Union to “Amy’s Cinderella Fund.” Cheques can be made out to Amy’s Cinderella Fund.


TO PROTEST girls trying to outdo each other for prom, when other girls can’t afford a dress to go to the event, Amy Spencer will wear a garbage bag to prom if she raises $1,000 for the Cinderella Project.

Elementary band students excel at clinics BAND STUDENTS learned from professional musicians at an annual retreat here last week. Then the students all came together to play a concert for their parents. And the secondary school bands played for the elementary students. “The idea being ‘this is where you get to if you stay in band,’” said Dare to Dream’s Marilyn Kerr. For the past many years, Dare to Dream pays for five professional musicians, also called clinicians, to come here and work with band students in their sectionals, which helps the students improve quickly

This year, students learned from, and played with, clarinet clinician Yvette Bof. trumpet clinician Donnie Clark, flutist Andy Brodie, Vancouver band teacher Peter Stigins and sax player Julia Nolan. Brodie taught here for many years and his wife Marilyn was a singing teacher. Starting out in small groups and putting it all together afterward is the best way to prepare for such a performance, said Kerr. With all the instruction during the week, the students come along very quickly, especially the Grade 6s, who only started in band last September, she said. Students who are going to take band need

to start in Grade 6 or else they will be behind if they try to start at a later grade, said Kerr. “Band is really geared for starting in Grade 6. If they stay in band in Grade 6 and 7, they have a pretty good skill level, and by the time they get to Grade 8, they get to do trips and more challenging music,” said Kerr. The Grade 6 band stays together through Grade 12, she added. “There isn’t anybody who works harder than band teachers. Trying to teach six different lessons among all the noise requires a lot of skill, getting them under control, getting them to focus and to even put it to-

gether.” The children really love working with the clinicians too, says director of Dare to Dream Donna Ziegler. “We’ve gotten thank you cards and all kind of things from the kids,” she said. “The children really, really do appreciate it.” And the children do make a noticeable improvement from the time they spend with the clinicians. “At the end of that hour, it was amazing. There were kids from all the different bands playing together. I was so amazed by the change that happened to these children. It just was incredible,” said Ziegler.



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Community Calendar The Terrace Standard offers the Community Calendar as a public service to its readers and community organizations. This column is intended for non-profit organizations and events without an admission charge. Space permitting, items will run two weeks before each event. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Fax your event or PSA to 250-638-8432. For complete listings, visit

COMMUNITY EVENTS FEBRUARY 29 – Emergency Preparedness public information session is from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Terrace Arena banquet room. Emergency program coordinators and guest speakers from different agencies will identify local hazards, their challenges, available resources and how individuals and families can prepare for emergencies and disasters. For more details, call Stacey at 615-6100 or MARCH 3 – Northwest Science and Innovation Society (NSIS) hosts the 2012 Northwest Science Fair Extravaganza at Veritas School. MARCH 4 – Carnaval d’hiver et Cabane a Sucre takes place from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Onion Lake Cross-Country Ski Trails. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of cross-country skiing, snowshoe races, snow fort building, sledding, French music and best of all, tire sur la neige – maple taffy. Put on by Terrace and Kitimat Canadian Parents for French. Free entry for CPF member families; non-members pay a small fee. MARCH 6 – The monthly meeting of the Pacific Northwest Music Festival will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Terrace Academy of Music. The committee is preparing for the upcoming music festival on April 12 - 28. Numerous volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Please come to the meeting to see how you can help out. The Music Festival needs new award sponsors. If you would like to make a donation as a new award sponsor, please contact Bonnie Juniper at 635-9649 or MARCH 8 – Take part in an Inspirational Celebration of International Women’s Day from noon to 2 p.m. at Ksan Place 101-2812 Hall St. (driveway on south side of shelter). An inspirational song (or three) to celebrate women and girls. Light lunch a la Frugalicious Friday will be served. A chance to mingle and visit with community. The theme is Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures and we are inviting guests to bring what they feel might be inspirational to a girl. We won’t turn away something new, but we are encouraging a recycled, gently used, item. Items will be passed on through our various programs and networks. MARCH 14 – Terrace Toastmasters meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Graydon Security Building on Keith Ave. Please come out for a fun evening of learning communication skills, featuring “Word of the day”, inspiration, jokes, table topics and special speeches. Everyone has a chance to speak and be evaluated. Meetings are usually up to two hours long. Have fun and develop new skills at the same time. We always welcome new members. For more details, please call

Randy 635-2151 or Rolf 635-6911.

PSAs YOUNG PROFESSIONALS OF Terrace meet from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Back Eddy Pub. Anyone looking to start or has a new business, looking for work, to hire employees, gain clients or collaborate on a project, newly relocated here, wanting to meet people with unique skills, trades or professions living and working in the Terrace area. HAPPY GANG CENTRE hosts a pancake breakfast the first Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Come one, come all, good eats, good laughs. TERRACE FREEMASONRY (KITSELAS Lodge No. 123) invites all men of good character and strict morals to attend our coffee club, 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month at the Masonic Lodge, 4915 Lazelle Ave. You are welcome to bring your family. For more details, call Darcy 635-3580 or Richard 6380852. TERRACE NISGA’A SOCIETY invites all Terrace and area Nisga’a elders to attend meetings on the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. Come have some fun. For more details or for a ride, call the society or Diana Guno at 250638-0311 or Margaret Nelson 250-638-8939. THE TERRACEVIEW FAMILY Council is a support group and place to voice concerns and ideas to improve quality of life at Terraceview Lodge. Residents’ families and friends meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. For more info, call Heather at 250-638-8552. THE SALVATION ARMY holds Toonie Wednesdays every first and third Wednesday of the month – all clothing is $2. All children’s clothing $2 or less is half price. TERRACE CHURCHES’ FOOD Bank will distribute food from the basement of Dairy Queen at 4643 Park Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 12 for surnames A to H; Tuesday March 13 for surnames I to R: Wednesday, March 14 for surnames S to Z; and Thursday, March 15 for anyone missed. The above order will be enforced, so please come on the right day and bring identification for yourself and your dependents. THE KERMODEI OPTIMIST Club of Terrace is starting up and looking for members. Optimist Clubs are dedicated to “Bringing Out the Best in Kids” and do their part through community service programs. For more details, call Dallis at 635-5352 or by email to dewinsor1@gmail. com. FRUGALICIOUS FRIDAYS, A free online

Facebook contest open to anyone living in the local area in which the winner gets groceries, menus and recipes for a day’s meals except snacks, is seeking donations of kitchen appliances and utensils to make its meals. Food processors, grinders, blenders, pots, pans, mixing bowls, baking dishes, knives, measuring cups – you name it, Frugalicious Friday can use it. All items can be dropped at the Ksan administration office at 4838 Lazelle St. during regular business hours with a note indicating that they are for the Frugalicious Fridays Kitchen Drive. Put on by Ksan Society, Northern Health, the Greater Terrace Food Association and FoodShare Terrace, who are working together to do this “it doesn’t cost a lot to eat healthy” campaign. ONLINE CHAT FOR youth in crisis or emotional distress – – from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily, except Mondays and Tuesdays. This chat supplements the Youth Support phone line 1-888-564-8336, available from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day. COMMUNITY COMPOST INVITES those who want to compost but don’t have the facilities to drop off their compostables for free at 4509 Greig Ave. (beside Prana Massage) in the first bin. Acceptable items include veggie scraps, discarded leftovers, moldy bread etc. For more details, call Elissa at 250-975-0095. HEALING TOUCH CLINICS are offered to the community by appointment at Knox United Church on Lazelle Ave. Donations accepted. For your appointment or more details, please call Julie at 635-0743. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETS Thursday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church. Both meetings are open to everyone. PACIFIC MIST CHORUS invites women of all ages to come join for song, fun and laughter. We practice Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church. For more details, call Trudi 250-615-2936 or 250-635-0056. KERMODE FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY’S Father’s Group would like to invite past, present and new participants to attend the weekly group meetings every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the society satellite office (3242 Kalum St.). For more details, call 250-635-1476. HAS YOUR LIFE been affected by someone else’s drinking? Al-Anon can help. Meetings are Sundays at 8 p.m. on the second floor of the Almarlin building at 3219 Eby St. For more information, call 250-635-8181.

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Saturday, March 3, 2012 - 7:30 p.m. TERRACE COMMUNITY BAND WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE NORTHWEST SINGERS AND CALEDONIA CHOIR IN CONCERT General Admission: $10.00 Students: $5.00 Children under 12 - FREE Tickets available at Misty River Books

Look Who’s Dropped In! Baby’s Name: Sieanna Tala Stanley Date & Time of Birth: Feb. 13, 2012 at 12:11 a.m. Weight: 7 lbs. 15 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Shannon Morgan & William Stanley “New sister for Landon” Baby’s Name: Patrick Clemens Stephen Wilson-Tashoots Jr. Date & Time of Birth: Feb. 9, 2012 at 1:25 a.m. Weight: 5 lbs. 5 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Kathy Wilson & Patrick Tashoots “New brother for Harmony”

Baby’s Name: Kloey Danielle Hugstedt Date & Time of Birth: Feb. 5, 2012 at 4:09 a.m. Weight: 8 lbs. 12 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Nicolette & Kore Hugstedt “New sister for Nicholas, Kore, Kade & Koll”

Baby’s Name: Eli Jacob Terry Nyce Date & Time of Birth: Feb 3, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. Weight: 6 lbs. 14 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Marissa Tait & Andrew Nyce Sr. “New brother for Andrew Jr.” Baby’s Name: Addison Campbell Baby’s Name: Joseph Jaxson Date & Time of Birth: Bonaventure Hiebert Feb. 8, 2012 at 5:41 a.m. Date & Time of Birth: Weight: 9 lbs. 7 oz. Sex: Female Jan. 24, 2012 at 2:55 a.m. Parents: Jennifer & Rodney Weight: 7 lbs. 13 oz. Sex: Male Campbell Parents: Amanda Marshall & “New sister for Jaidyn & Caeleb” Zane Hiebert

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Terrace Standard Wednesday, February 29, 2012


’m supposed to be editing right now, but I can’t focus. And even though I worked all day, then went for a long walk this afternoon, I’m still buzzing with energy—and I’ve noticed a similar frenzy of flit and flutter from one task to another among co-workers at my day job. Even customers seem a little more buoyant, a little less weighed down. It must be spring, or spring-ish, or spring-to-come fever. It’s light after work now! It’s light after work! Have you noticed? Kids of all ages, from toddlers to seniors, are out and about on bikes, boards, and scooters. Dog walkers have taken over the streets like it’s a dog-walking apocalypse. (Er . . . watch out for that pile!) Almost everybody seems a bit giddy, more optimistic, cheery—as if shedding winter jackets and boots is symbolic of throwing off other things that weigh us down. With the lengthening daylight hours, we are lighter. But not everyone in every part of the world understands just how powerful this subtle shift of seasons can be. A thread in an Internet forum I frequent was discussing Icelandic authors, and one of the posters commented, “Long dark winters . . . seem to factor in.” Another said, “The first Scandinavian mystery I read was morose and emphasized the long periods of either light or dark, and the cold.” And yet another observed, “A lot of these Nordic and Scandinavian books seem to emphasize the themes of light and darkness whether physical or emotional.”



Spring?! Others were quick to concur and elaborate, slightly baffled by the power the writers ascribed to the elements—to weather—in their novels. Now as I said, I’m familiar with the board, so I know the participants in the conversation hail from Australia and the United States— notably the warmer parts of the latter. For my part, I was astounded that those posting weren’t in tune or affected by the weather in their day-to-day lives. I think anyone living in the North would agree: what the sky does day to day, hour to hour, affects us—mentally, emotionally, and physically. It dictates our moods if we’re not careful. It makes our lives easier or more difficult in terms of sheer work. (Snow removal, more snow removal, still more snow removal—

Pipes freeze! Basements flood!—a lot more snow removal!) It’s arrestingly beautiful (that freezing pink sky over the mauve and navy mountains, as the sun starts to light—not heat—the day). It can also be stark and threatening, making us fully cognizant of just how powerless we are against the elements—yes, even in our modern age. What will I do if my car breaks down on the highway? And this last year was especially daunting. According to *stats from Nav Canada, in 2011 our region had a whopping 296 days with precipitation. Between Oct. 1 – Dec. 31, there were only four days without precipitation and we got 400 mm of rain. Nov. 1 – Dec. 31 had 47 days with snowfall, totalling 314 cm. By the end of January, that total was more than 520 cm! I’m not complaining though (or not today, at least). I often have a strange sense of pride about the intense climate we live and thrive in (or, at least, survive, heh heh). But nonetheless, as the days get longer and the skies get brighter, I, like most of you I’m sure, can’t wait to kiss winter good-bye and to welcome in (hopefully!) a sunny, warm spring and a hot, summery summer. If I seem a little addled or silly this month, forgive me. I think I’ve come down with spring, spring-ish, spring-tocome fever! p.s. Thanks to my friend and coworker Stephen Emery for bringing the dismal Nav Canada facts to my attention. You owe me a mug of tea, buddy!



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Marion Schlegel 250.638.0718 Rebecca Georges 250.635.9192 Ron Lund & friends Opening reception

Friday, March 2 at 7pm show runs

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with Snacks served with compliments of Dr. Don Strangway and intervals of Classical Guitar by Marcel Georges

Terrace Lacrosse is Back

2012 20 12 REGISTRATION March 2nd and 3rd, 2012 at the Terrace Sportsplex Arena March 2nd from 5pm - 9pm March 3rd from 9am - 5pm

Fax your event to make the Scene at 250-638-8432. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday.

Clubs & pubs THORNHILL PUB: Free pool Wed. and Sun., karaoke night Thurs. Karen Ljungh provides musical entertainment every Fri. and Sat. night 8:30 p.m. Shuttle service if you need a ride. LEGION BRANCH 13: Meat draws every Sat. afternoon. GEORGE’S PUB: Free poker Sun. 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Wed. 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Live weekend entertainment. March 2, 3, 9, 10 AWOL; March 16, 17 Rumour Red; March 23, 24 DJ Dan. Tickets on sale before and at the door. Shuttle service if you need a ride. MT. LAYTON LOUNGE: Open daily noon to 11 p.m. Free pool, darts and shuffleboard. BEASLEYS: Karaoke with Mike Nagel Fridays 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.


■ THE TERRACE ART Club meets Mondays 7-9 p.m. at the Skeena Jr. Secondary art room (#143). It is free so come and enjoy engaging in art. March 5 is Figure Drawing, bring paints and drawn images from previous week. All levels of artists welcome. Please bring your own supplies – drawing paper, newsprint and drawing supplies (charcoal, pencils, pastels, ink or markers). For more details, call Maureen 635-7622 or Joan 638-0032. ■ THE TERRACE ART Gallery presents “Aquatinta and Friends: The Art

of Beautiful Coloured Water and Coffee on Tissue Paper,” work by Marion Schlegel and students. Opening reception from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 2 with artists in attendance. The show runs to March 24.


■ MATTHEW’S MAGNIFICENT MOVIES presents Super 8 for free movie night at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Stepping Stones Centre. During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town. Free popcorn, pop $1.


■ THE TERRACE COMMUNITY Band, under the direction of Geoff Parr, performs a winter concert with special guests, the Northwest Singers and the Caledonia Choir, at 7:30 p.m. March 3 at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre. Join us for an evening of great family entertainment! Tickets available from band members, at Misty River Books and at the door. ■ CARLOS DEL JUNCO plays at 8 p.m. March 16 at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre. The Cuban-born, Toronto-raised Del Junco has been named Harmonica Player of the Year seven times in the Maple Blues Awards. His albums Big Boy and Steady Movin’ were nominated for Junos. He has released eight solo albums and has worked with Dutch Mason, Hoc Walsh (Downchild Blues Band) and Holly Cole. Presented by the Terrace Concert Society. Tickets at

George Little House or 635-5603.


■ MOUNTAIN VIEW CHRISTIAN Academy presents “Who Dun Stole the Bride: A Hillbilly Mystery Dinner Theatre” at 6:30 p.m. March 2 at the Thornhill Community Church. Tickets at the school. For details, call 635-5518.


■ THE INSPIRELIFE BC Program on integrated cancer care takes place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 1 and 2 at the Skeena Valley Golf and Country Club. Limited space. To register, call 1-888-7347125.


■ FREE LECTURE “ENBRIDGE: Canada’s Lifeline to Economic Prosperity in China? Says Who?” by award-winning author and journalist Terry Glavin at 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 14 in the lecture theatre at Skeena Jr. Secondary School. Open to all ages. China’s government oil industry has been buying up the Alberta oil sands and Ottawa is altering and ignoring foreign investment rules to allow it. China also appears to be backing the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. What’s the story behind this? Glavin will speak about what he has found. For more details, call 635-6511 ext. 5389 or dheinimann@

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The Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley presents a Fundraiser for our Community

A Fun Night of

Karaoke & Dancing Saturday, March 24, 2012 Sign up BEFORE March 20th to enter our Karaoke Contest CASH REWARD for 1st, 2nd & 3rd decided by the audience! Contact Candice at 250-635-0980 or email:

This will be a licensed event (19 years & older only) Free shuttle service home. Tickets: $20 for singers, $15 for everyone else Tickets available at Pizza Hut and the Northwest Comm. Naturopathic Clinic. Event will be at Elks Hall. Doors open at 6pm. 6pm-7pm includes all-you-can-eat pizza, Karaoke will start at this time. 7pm-11pm Karaoke Contest 11pm-2am DJ Dance Party ***Rotary raises funds for local and international humanitarian projects***



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Hans Peter Kurth

January 22, 1956 – March 1, 2010 I do not need a special day to bring you to my mind. The days I do not think of you are very hard to ďŹ nd. Each morning when I awake I know that you are gone. And no one knows the heartache as I try to carry on. My heart still aches with sadness and secret tears still ow. What it meant to lose you no one will ever know. My thoughts are always with you, your place no one can ďŹ ll. In life I loved you dearly; in death I love you still. my heart always‌.Carol

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Ken Morton 1927-2012

Long time Terrace resident Kenneth Ian Morton passed away, peacefully, in his sleep February 9th, after a lengthy illness. Born and raised in Birkenhead England, he taught children in England, Malaysia and Canada. He married Lorna (Tuddenham) in 1951 and they raised two boys. The family emigrated to Terrace in 1969 and fell in love with the community and BC. Ken retired with Lorna to White Rock in 1992. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of more than 60 years, sons Tim (Dawn) and Chris (Saskia), grandchildren Calina, Rhys and Kieran, and siblings in England. Ken had a passion for the theatre – acting and directing, and was President of theatre groups in both Terrace and White Rock. He received numerous awards and recognition for his dedication to live theatre, and especially enjoyed his time at the TLT. Ken never forgot his true friends of many years in Terrace. His kindness and sense of humour will be sorely missed by his family.

Edith (Stauffer) Stubbs nee Broszeit Edith passed away peacefully of cancer on February 7, 2012 at the age of 74 joining Walter “for their walk on the beachâ€?. Born in Germany on August 17, 1937, she came to Canada in 1957 with Erich (deceased) to embark on a journey of a lifetime, living in Terrace BC, later moving to Vancouver. She loved life in the city, where she met her second husband Walter. Edith leaves behind her daughter Dorothy (Brian Angus), her brothers in Germany, Benno, Kurt and Erich, several nieces and nephews, and many friends both in Terrace and Vancouver. We would like to thank the staff of Laurel Place Hospice in Surrey for all their superior care, making her last months very comfortable and much like home. She had requested that there be no service, and in lieu of owers, donations can be made to “Laurel Place - Hospice Onlyâ€?.

CHAMPOUX, Cory Aug. 3, 1966 – Feb. 15, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden accidental passing of Cory Champoux, devoted husband, father, son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. Cory is survived by his wife Evelyn Koops, son’s Dustin and Jared Champoux, parents Evelyne and Harold Champoux, brothers Colin (Joann) and Bret (Annette), nieces Kaitlyn Champoux and Madyson Jack, mother and father inlaw Jeannette and Gerrit Koops, brother-in-law Rich Koops, very close friends, Christine Cairns and Werner Hahner, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Cory was born in Terrace, British Columbia but grew up in the south end of the Cowichan Valley. His love of sports began early, playing minor hockey and baseball in Mill Bay. He met the love of his life, Evelyn, in 1990 while playing for the same fastball team, the Psychos. Cory followed Evelyn’s radio career to Terrace and Peace River, eventually moving back to the island in 2000. He was employed at the Duncan Country Grocer and later at Duncan Thrifty Foods where he leaves behind many dear friends and co-workers. Cory had an amazing sense of humour and was known for his love of Monty Python, SNL, movies, books, and beer. He was an avid lover of sports including baseball, NFL and College Basketball. He was an awesome cook and would often be found in the kitchen cooking or on the patio bbqueing new recipes that he had seen on cooking shows such as his favourite Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Cory was a big kid when it came to roller coasters! On their family vacation in 2009 to Anaheim, he got to ride the best roller coaster ever! at Magic Mountain. Recently, when the family was planning a trip to Hawaii, Cory’s response was “There’s no roller coasters in Hawaii!â€? However, the true loves of his life were his wife Evelyn and his fantastic sons, Dustin and Jared. Cory recently became active and joined a gym and would often be seen walking around his neighborhood and to and from work. He was also closely involved with his sons’ sports, either coaching baseball or helping out with the basketball team or with many of the team’s fundraisers. A Celebration of Cory’s Life will be held Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at 1pm at the Crofton Hall, 1681 Robert Rd, Crofton. Refreshments to follow at the Crofton Hall. In lieu of owers, donations can be made in his memory to Duncan Minor Baseball Association, Mid Island Mustangs Baseball Club, Duncan Junior Basketball Association or Cowichan T-Birds Basketball Club. “If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you. If mountains crumbled to the sea, there would still be you and meâ€? Online condolences can be placed at

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JOB POSTING -TERMPORARY FULL TIME Ksan House Society is seeking applications from independent, motivated/ professional, friendly individual’s for two new full-time positions (temporary) of

CHILD AND YOUTH WORKER Due to the high needs of the position candidates must have directly related education/experience working with youth. A valid BC Drivers License and access to a vehicle is a requirement as is a clear criminal record check. There are two union (BCGEU) positions, classiďŹ cation at Grid 11 - Child and Youth Worker. There is a possibility the positions could develop into permanent full time ones. Please see full job posting on our website at Ksan Resumes, with cover letter, should be addressed to Kirsten Kirkaldy at the Transition House. Applications can be emailed to or ksan@ or faxed 250-635-2315.


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EXPERIENCED LICENSED HAIRSTYLIST Must be willing to work Saturdays. Apply in person with resume to Images by Karlene #118 - 4720 Lazelle Ave.

Terrace Paving/ Kentron Construction Have openings for the following positions to meet the needs of our growing operations in the Kitimat & Terrace area. tHeavy

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The Salvation Army Community Church 3236 Kalum Street. Sunday Morning Worship - 11:00 1- 250-635-5446 Majors Rosa and David Moulton #1 Terrace Thrift Store #2 Emergency Food Bank #3 Kitimat Thrift Store 1-250-632-5225

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AIRPORT OPERATIONS SPECIALIST - SUMMER STUDENT* Reporting to the Airport Operations Supervisor, you will have r A good work ethic & be self-motivated. r Reliable transportation to work. r A proven ability to deal with the public. r Ability to operate light grounds maintenance equipment. r Experience with small power tools. r Painting experience. r Valid driver’s license. r Demonstrated ability to work independently or in a team environment. Resumes can be sent or dropped off at: Northwest Regional Airport, Terrace-Kitimat, Suite 103-4401 Bristol Rd, Terrace BC, V8G OE9 (Airport Managers OfďŹ ce) We thank all applicants for their interest however only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. * Must be intending to continue your education at a post secondary institute with a minimum of 3 courses or nine credits per semester.

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Help Wanted ASPHALT PAVING Personnel Required: Paving contractor in the beautiful BC Interior requires paving personnel for all aspects of Asphalt Lay-down. Applicants should have minimum 1 years’ experience in Highway, commercial and residential paving, although candidates with construction experience will be considered for training. Please forward resume to: ASPHALT PAVING Personnel required: Paving contractor in Kamloops area requires Foreman and personnel for Asphalt Lay-down. Applicants should have minimum 1 years’ experience in commercial and residential paving, although candidates with construction experience will be considered. Training and beneďŹ ts will be available to the successful applicants. Please forward resume to: CHEF, COOK Helper, EMT, and camp attendant for hire, June-August, 25-man trailer camp, pay DOE. Level III First Aid and gourmet pref. Serious inquiries only please. Email: DICTA-TYPIST REQUIRED. Do you possess skill and speed in typing on your computer, good spelling, and want to work at home? Experience in transcription of digital recordings would also be useful, although successful applicant could possible be taught. Please forward resume including typing speed, reference, and hourly wage expected, to box #309 at Terrace Standard 3210 Clinton Str. Terrace BC V8G 5R2 DIRECT SALES REPRESENTATIVES. Canada’s premiere home automation and Security Company is NOW hiring AprilAugust. No experience necessary. Travel Required. E-mail resume: Visit: Fowler Moving - Agent for Allied Van Lines, require two relocation drivers for the moving industry. Class 3 with air & Class 5 tickets required. Mileage paid along with hotel and meal allowance. Fax resume & driver’s abstract to (250)991-0255 KALUM KABS LTD. Requires full/part time dispatchers and drivers. Guaranteed wages, exible hours. Drop off resume to 4449 Lakelse Ave. No phone calls please.


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Now Taking Applications for “Part-time Caretakerâ€? duties to include regular building and outdoor maintenance for a 95 apartment building complex. This job would be on weekends and to cover time off and holidays for the resident building caretakers. Cut off for applications would be March 31, 2012 mail resumes to: Summit Square Apts., #1108-2607 Pear Str. Terrace, BC V8G 4V5 SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, beneďŹ ts, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email:

Now Taking Applications for “Resident Building Caretakers.� Duties to include regular building and outdoor maintenance for a 95 apartment complex, enforcing by-laws, collecting strata fees, submitting bills to accountant, any knowledge of repairs would be an asset. Couples would be preferred. Cut off for applications will be March 31, 2012. Please mail resume to: Summit Square Apts., #1108-2607 Pear Str. Terrace, B.C. V8G 4V5

Green Mountain Gemstones Inc. is looking for experienced workers for its open jade pits at Dease Lake, BC for ongoing projects, including 40 Drill Operators (drill blast holes in rocks after measuring location and staking out pattern of holes, $26/hr & up); 40 Heavy Equipment Operators (Operate bulldozers, excavators, and rock trucks, etc. to excavate, move, load and grade earth, rock, or other materials for mining, and maintain the equipment, $26/hr & up); 40 Helpers (assist drillers to set up and operate drills, assist heavy equipment operators to secure special attachments and signal in moving equipment, remove debris, and load & move materials and supplies, $20/hr & up); 4 Cooks (prepare and cook complete meals or individual dishes, $20/hr & up); and 8 Tradesperson (skillful in different trades with credentials as an electrician, plumber, carpenter, etc., $35/hr & up). Minimum three years of relevant experience required. Free food & lodging, WCP, with other beneďŹ ts. Please submit resume to

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Skeena Valley Golf Club is hiring staff for all departments for the 2012 season. We are also looking for a Head Chef to manage the restaurant. Forward resumes to Salary based on experience.

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CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2012 (Applications must be postmarked by this date) T.Y.S.A. Thanks all interested applicants, however, only those short listed will be contacted.

HHDI RECRUITING is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes

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The Terrace Youth Soccer Association is accepting applications for a unique summer employment position, which is scheduled to commence mid May, and expected to end in late August, of this year. This position requires a person who is both, experienced and knowledgeable in the game of soccer, as well as, flexible and child-oriented. This unique, self-directed individual will be able to work as an active team member within the T.Y.S.A. Board, and also be able to work with little or no supervision. A valid drivers licence and access to your own vehicle is a must. ***Preference will be given to any former T.Y.S.A. Player *** The Terrace Youth Soccer Association will provide the successful applicant up to 40 hours a week, at a rate of pay starting at $14 an hour. Hours of work to include some evening and weekend work. General duties are as follows (duties are subject to change based on need throughout the season) Field Maintenance  r $ISJTUZ1BSL and Bailey Fields  r &OTVSJOHĂ FMETBSFBQQSPYJNBUFMZNBSLFE BOELFQU clean of debris at all times throughout the season Christy Park Clubhouse Maintenance r 3FTQPOTJCMFGPSHFOFSBMNBJOUFOBODFPGDMVCIPVTF  r 8JMM XPSL DPMMBCPSBUJWFMZ XJUI 5:4" &YFDVUJWF UP FOsure canteen is stocked and staffed  r Clean washrooms TYSA Clinic Assistant r"TTJTUJOBMMTPDDFSDMJOJDTUIBUBSFIFMEUISPVHIPVU the summer, in any capacity necessary at that time, including setup/clean up. Other Duties  r 3FGFSFF4DIFEVMF 3FGFSFF1BZSPMM 0GĂ DF%VUJFT Please submit a resume with cover letter to: T.Y.S.A. Hiring Committee P.O. Box 165, Terrace, B.C. V8G 4A6 Or email:


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OfĂ€ce Support LEGAL SECRETARY/Receptionist, Casual Position. The Legal Services Society provides legal aid to people with low incomes in BC. Legal aid includes legal representation, advice, information, and education services. The Terrace Legal Aid OfďŹ ce is looking for a Legal Secretary/Receptionist to work on a casual basis. We are looking for an individual committed to making a positive difference for our clients. As a member of our collaborative team, your duties will be to provide switchboard and reception services to the general public and legal secretarial support to the Terrace OfďŹ ce. You will have experience working in a legal or ofďŹ ce environment; have experience in MS OfďŹ ce 2010 software and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Please visit our website at to learn more about our organization. To apply please forward a resume and covering letter quoting competition B#029-11 by March 7, 2012 to: Human Resources Department Legal Services Society 400 - 510 Burrard Street Vancouver, BC V6C 3A8 or Email: We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but regret that only those short-listed will be contacted.

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MAINTENANCE individual position available for a world class remote fishing camp just outside Prince Rupert. Applicant must have mechanical knowledge in generator, boat and outboard repair, electrical and plumbing and general handyman capabilities for the everyday problems that may arise in a remote camp setting. Early May to mid September. Benefits are available. Please contact if interested. Required Immediately! Journeyman RV Technician for Kamloops largest RV Dealership. Jubilee RV Centre offers excellent wage compensation, medical & dental benefits, ongoing industry training and year round employment. Come join our team in sunny and warm Kamloops, where you will be appreciated, love our climate and enjoy all our outdoor activities! Please forward your resume to Attention Steve Joyce - Service Manager WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset Journeyman Pressman. 15 unit Goss Community. Competitive rates and benefits. Email resume: WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset 1st & 2nd Pressmen. 15 unit Goss Community. Competitive rates and benefits. Email resume:

DROWNING IN Debt? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll-free 1-877-5563500

FOR SALE 1400 lb round hay bales @ $135 ea. Delivery available Ph: 250-635-1907

Volunteers Northwest Therapeutic Equestrian Association needs VOLUNTEERS for The Spring Session starting in April. Times of sessions are Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:00 6:00p.m. Please call Judy E. 250-635-5539 or visit our website for volunteer application forms or more information

Work Wanted WORK WANTED unwanted house work, yard work? fair rates, call Jamie 250-6350631


IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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Maintenance Services Skeena Valley Resources commercial residential; lawn care, equipped to handle large areas. We also offer structural painting services fully insured 250-635-7994

Pets & Livestock

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind and a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

CKC registered Black/lab retriever pups.Excellent blood lines,loyal family dogs, 250-849-8411


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Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET


Free Items

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

FREE black cat to good home. 3 years old, loves the outdoors, would make a great barn cat. 250-631-6244 or

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DENIED CANADA Pension plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222.

Furniture FOR SALE chestfeild hiada bed $300.00 good condition and phone after 5p.m. 250635-3823




FLAGGING COURSE March 15 & 16 at St. John Ambulance Building, 4443 Keith Ave.

$200 + HST

Health Products HERBAL MAGIC - With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today call 1-800854-5176.

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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

Home Improvements EXPERIENCED RENOVATOR for all your home improvements. Drywall, flooring, bathrooms, kitchens, basements, decks, fences, etc. No job too big or too small. Call Premium Renovations Northwest 250-635-5587

Ask us about our 1-day re-certification course Call STRICTLY FLAGGING

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CLASSIFIEDS Merchandise for Sale A23

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Heavy Duty Machinery A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB


Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

For Sale By Owner

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NEW LISTINGS! 4808 Olson Avenue

259,000 MLS

FOR SALE 96’ Chev Frontier Motorhome, 30ft sleeps 6 walk around queen bed 69,000 km - New Awning Excellent condition. Asking $21,000 for an appointment please call 250-635-5911 or 250-635-5917

5 bedroom, 2 bath split entry home that’s had a major update. You name it, it’s been changed. Roof, windows, flooring, bathroom, kitchens and more. Great location, large yard and single garage.

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

3168 Attree Road

159,000 MLS

3 bedroom, 1 bath mobile with 11 x 32 ft addition on 2.01 acres with a private yard. Land partially cleared with greenhouse and woodshed


For Sale By Owner

2409 Apple Street

188,500 MLS


5 bedroom, 2 bath split entry home with sunroom addition adding a great open feel to the kitchen area. 20 x 22 ft wired shop, fenced yard. Great starter home!!




Phone 250-635-3456 5 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, gourmet kitchen, family room, large laundry room, and office. Lot size approx 70” by 200” fenced.



Helping you ... move up, move on and move around TERRACE REAL ESTATE COMPANY

SHANNON McALLISTER ph: 250-635-9184 cell: 250-615-8993

FOR SALE FOR SALE BY OWNER - 4002 BEST ST. 2700 sq ft. 5 bedroom house, great location. Large Master has 4 piece bath + walk in closet. 3 - 4 piece bathrooms, 2 up 1down. Daylight basement has in floor hot water heat. 600 sq. ft. Family room. Floors, 3/4 oak, Ceramic tile, and carpet, Landscaped lot, Paved driveway, 2 car garage built in vacuum, HRV air exchange system, gas furnace, Central air conditioning, RV parking. Call 250 635 3620 or email

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REDUC Be ready for great summer fun at this Lakefront property with cabin and boat included This can only be described as a Diamond in the ruff. Call Dave today to view this unique property.



Are you looking for a challenging career … Lapointe Engineering Ltd. located in Kitimat, B.C., has a career opportunity for:

Senior Mechanical Engineer Qualifications Required: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, excellent communication and analytical skills, computer proficiency, knowledge of engineering software applications, ability to collaborate with team members in a multi-disciplined environment, technical competence and strong attention to detail. Candidate must be registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in the province of British Columbia and requires a minimum of 10 years experience. As the successful candidate you will be responsible for detailed design of mechanical works including industrial and commercial piping, HVAC, and industrial ventilation projects. Some experience in hydraulics would be an asset, but is not a requirement. Lapointe Engineering Ltd has provided Civil, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Services as well as Project Management throughout Northwestern BC for the past 30 years. We are expanding to meet the needs of current projects and the challenges of new projects on the horizon. We offer our employees professional development opportunities, an excellent work environment, competitive salaries, and a benefits package. Please send your resume and covering letter to:

Lapointe Engineering Ltd. 322 Industrial Avenue, Kitimat, BC V8C 2E9 Fax: 250-639-9255 e-mail: This position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is selected. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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40 acres of Tranquility, Nature and a view of Red Sand Lake The cleared building site sits on the top of the property and the well constructed cabin is built off the ground on concrete posts. Timber on the property can be used to continue building and a natural spring flows all year.

REDUCED TO $179,000 MLS 3706 Bailey 1 Acre treed city lot can be sub divided into 5 lots or have 2 to build your home on and sell 2-3. Excellent Bench location



4638 Weber 3 bedroom rancher with many upgrades. One of the best buys on the market for a 1st time buyer or rental investment...Asking

$149,900 4704 Haugland 2 bedroom house on 56x132 lot zoned R2. Great rental or starter home

NOW only $89,900 MLS





CALL DAVE TODAY TO BOOK YOUR VIEWING Terrace Office 250-638-1400

DAVE MATERI 250-615-7225

COAST MOUNTAINS Terrace, B.C - A Place to Call Home



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11.8 acres with 250’ lakefrontage with dock, modern home with loft, floor to ceiling windows allow for great view inside and large attached deck for good weather enjoyment, detached garage plus a 3 bay shop with heated office, bathroom etc. Fully serviced R.V site, paved driveway and lots of potential for additional proptery useage. Some toys and equipment included in the list price of

849,900 MLS

250-638-1400 or 250-615-7782 (cell)

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Misc. Wanted FREEZER BURNT meat and fish for sled dogs, Terrace only. Will pick up. 250-635-3772.

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4823 Walsh Ave Large rancher with full basement within walking distance to town and 4813 Olson Great family home,Great location!! schools.







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sheila LOVE ®






This custom built home is secludely OPEN FLOOR PLAN

This 3 level split has an open floor plan in the main living area. New kitchen. 3 bedrooms. 2 baths. Workshop. Fenced yard. ASKING $204,900 MLS

2916 Marion Ave Family Home on 2 acres with 24x52 workshop

11-4305 Lakelse Ave

2 bedroom rancher style double wide mobile home. Immaculate condition.


This fully finished basement home offers 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, rec room & double garage. Very well maintained. Close to Uplands elementary. ASKING $283,000 MLS


This 1156 sq. ft. bungalow has had numerous upgrades. 4 bedrooms. On .84 acre lot. Close to town. Affordablly priced. ASKING$119,900 MLS

Helping Families, For Over 33 Years


5 bedroom fixer upper located on a double size lot.



JIM DUFFY ph: 250-635-9184 cell: 250-615-6279

2307 Kalum St


250.638.1400 Outstanding Agents Outstanding Results



HOUSE FOR SALE 5121 Agar Ave. Terrace large 1/4 acre level large lot with 1500 square feet. home. New roof and furnace. many upgrades. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms,garage with two separate buildings. Close to schools,hospital and shopping. $195.000.Please call 250-6358181 to arrange a viewing, or for photo’s. www.rickmcdaniel


4818 Greig Av.

3456 Parmenter Ave

$134,900 MLS

$109,900 MLS Conveniently located starter or Affordable and practical ! Wood investment home. Currently a one stove, sheds, workshop. Addition on bedroom owner will convert two a mobile provides lots of living space. two bedroom at buyers request.

4022 Yeo

2520 Skeena

$169,900 MLS

$356,000 MLS

Phase three of Sunridge now available Two bedroom home with quality features on quiet street. Beautiful large for presale. Six units available. Beautiful meets elegant. Don’t miss out. private yard.

5411 McConnell Cr.

4201 HWY 37

$399,000 MLS

$1,100,000 MLS

Classically styled with vaulted ceilings Developers dream or personal and warm hardwoods Beautiful four paradise you choose. 38.8 Acers bedroom home on the bench. with 425 feet of sandy foreshore holds unlimited potential.


250-638-1400 250-615-1558





set up on 2 acres. Custom kitchen. Vaulted ceilings. Covered deck. Back-up wood heat. You have to view to appreciate. ASKING $370,000 MLS

$281,000 MLS

Stunning new home with hardwood floors, open concept, fully finished basement. Double garage and detached shop.

john EVANS

$169,900 MLS 4616 Straume Ave Suite Potential means Mortgage Helper!!! Brand new condition throughout and Tastefully decorated Don’t overlook this Gem


This 1296 sq. ft. bungalow has been totally renovated from top to bottom, so you can just move in and enjoy. 3 bedrooms. 1/2 acre lot. ASKING $224,000 MLS

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3602 HALLOCK PLACE March 3, 2012 1:00-2:00 p.m.



Warm & Inviting Cape Cod Style Family Home for Sale! This immaculate 3 bedroom home features all wood windows, trim & doors. Boasting 2990 sq feet, 3 floors, garage, paved driveway & beautifully landscaped VIEW lot! Close to NWCC, parks, trails, & Mountainview School. $314,500.00 Call Lisa 250-635-1622 to view or questions.

Mobile Homes & Parks FACTORY DIRECT WHOLESALE modular homes, manufactured homes, and park models. New homes starting as low as $37,209, 16 wides $49,183, and double wides $70,829. or 877976-3737 The Home Boys.

Real Estate 1991 MOBILE HOME over 1300 sq. ft., good condition, new roof, covered deck, vaulted ceilings, skylights, 2 bedroom, 5 piece bath/ soaker tub, 5 new appliances, big fenced yard/shed. #7-1753 Kenworth St. $

Call Rick NOW for all your real estate needs! www.rickmcdaniel .

Enjoy year round living on Lakelse Lake with this custom upgraded home. Hardwood floors. Vaulted ceilings. Numerous outbuildings. 150 ft. lakeshore. ASKING $639,000 MLS

THREE BEDROOM, 3 bath family home with plenty of great features! Located in upper Thornhill on a nicely landscaped property.asking $234,900.Ph:635-6091 or on line@ property



$199,900 MLS


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LAND FOR SALE “50 plus acres” Nass Valley, excellent access, no bldgs, hydro close, estate $60K OBO 250-6332444.

Promoting Quality of Life in Terrace

Hatha Callis: 635-7459 Darcy McKeown: 615-6835

Laurie Forbes


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STEEL BUILDINGS for all uses! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands Now! Call for Free Brochure - 1-800-6685111 ext. 170. STEEL OF a deal - building sale! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.

4635 Lakelse Ave - 2900 sq ft Prime location store front in the Safeway Mall near TD Bank 4 - 5002 Pohle Ave - 950 sq ft Downtown workshop, light industrial bay or warehouse. 101-4816 Hwy 16W - 2660 sq ft One of the most visible and desirable retail locations in Terrace 4613 Park Ave - 1900 sq ft Ready for your professional office.


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Commercial Properties for Lease Offices, warehouses, and retail spaces.

Call for more info or appointment to view.

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X SOUTHSIDE $179,900


t Semi detached 1/2 duplex t 3 bdrms, 3 baths t Master suite w/fireplace and patio drs t *5 appliances



COPPERSIDE - $329,900

t Log home on 10.5 acres t 5 bdrms, 2 lg. baths t cozy fireplace t Private setting


t 200 ft lake frontage, 2.36 acres t vaulted ceilings, cozy woodstove t covered front deck t Master bdrm & loft

SOUTHSIDE - $189,900

t 4 bedrm, 2 baths t large family room t private yard with garden t *bright kitchen

PARK AVE - $125,000

t great starter home t 3 bdrms, 2 baths, t vaulted ceilings, hdwd floors t 1 block from town

BENCH - $294,500

t charming log home on 1/2 acre t vaulted ceilings w/skylights t 4 bdrms, 2 NEW baths t cozy wood stove



sheila LOVE REALTOR® Cell:

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NEW2012’SARE HERE! (Offer ends March 31 st , 2012)

* see dealers for details

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Apt/Condo for Rent

APT/CONDOS FOR SALE Great location downtown, in Victoria Court newly renovated 2bedroom, 1 full bath, pantry. All new paint and flooring throughout, new lighting. 3 appliances plus washer and dryer in suite. Strata fee $150.00/month very well maintained. Owner can rent it out for investment. Asking $144,900.00 phone: 250-6419976

2Bdrm, 2Bathroom Condo. Covered parking. Electric heat. Top condition all appliances incl. Small pet welcome. $900 month. 250-615-8688


KEN’S MARINE 16’ Princecraft w/Mariner 30/40 Jet & Trailer

$4,995.00 2006 KTM 250 MX


$2,999.00 2008 Polaris

Sportman 800 Touring

$5,999.00 YAMAHA SNOWBLOWER SALE 2010 Polaris

Assault 800 RMK

$7,999.00 1993 GMC FLAT DECK

2 BDRM apt. avail. March 1. Security entrance, N/S, N/P. $700/mo + security dep. 250635-6824

BEST PLACE TO LIVE Now taking applications for 1,2, & 3 bdrm suites. If you are looking for clean, quiet living in Terrace and have good references, please call: 250-638-0799


Apt/Condo for Rent Summit Square APARTMENTS 1 & 2 Bedroom Units

• Quiet & Clean • No Pets • Close to Wal-Mart • Laundry Facilities • Close to Schools & Hospital • On Bus Route • Security Entrance • On site Caretaker • Basketball, Volleyball & Racquetball Courts • 24hr Video Surveillance


Yamaha F60/40 Jet Outboard

$3,999.00 4946 Greig Ave.

Ph: 635-2909


Homes for Rent

Available March 1st 2Bdrm Ground Level Suite, all utilities included on South Side, N/P, No parties, N/S inside, Ref Req. 250-635-1584, 250-6312964 FOR RENT basement suite totally reno’d, horseshoe area, $780/m shared utilities, free cable and internet, 730sq feet 2Bdrm, N/S, N/P, No parties, Ref Req. 250-718-3453 or 778-634-3439


2 & 3 Bedroom Clean & well managed.

From $550/mth. HARBOURVIEW APTS Call Clayton 627-6697



Now Available 2 bedroom furnished apartment

2 & 3 bedroom From $500/mth. Call Mgr. 632-4411

Ask for Monica Warner

Call: 250-635-4478

Auto Financing YOU’RE APPROVED Poor, Good, OR No Credit at AUTO CREDIT NOW Details and APPLY online OR TOLL FREE 1-877-356-0743

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FOR RENT 3 bdrm Condo W/D F/S Carport, fenced bckyrd. N/P ref. req. Call:(250)635-2932 (250)615-1057

HILLCREST PLACE APARTMENTS 1651 Haisla Blvd. Kitimat, BC 2 bedroom suites security building New: dishwasher, appliances & cabinets. All New: windows, plumbing, electrical, drywall, kitchen & bathroom - sound insulated - electric heat. 1 yr lease Starting at $995 per month N/S, N/P For complete details or to request an application, please call 250.632.7814 PARK MANOR: 1 & 2 bedrm apt. $640/740 heat & hot water incl. N/S, N/P, two ref’s req’d., (250)641-3034

SUMMIT COURT 1& 2 Bedroom Apts. *Ample parking *Laundry facilities *Close to hospital, schools *No pets *Onsite management *Security entrance *On bus route *References required Call 250-635-8265

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Commercial/ Industrial OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE 2200 sq. ft. 2nd floor, consisting of 4 private offices, meeting room, reception area, large open planning area, lunch room and toilet facilities. Corner of Highway 37 and Substation Ave. Contact 250 6159599. OFFICE space for rent,newly renovated space downtown, prime location. 500 sqft 2nd floor. 250- 638-7001

Cottages / Cabins FOR RENT Country living, cute cottage, furnished with w/d, rent daily or weekly, 20min from town, adults only, ref. req. 250-635-4529

Duplex / 4 Plex 1/2 DUPLEX, close to school & downtown, N/S, N/P, minimum 1 yr. commitment $1200/mo + util, D&D, ref’s req’d (250)638-8066 Terrace

TOWNHOUSES Office/Retail Retail Outlet or Office Space Available for rent in Terrace 4614 Greig Ave. Terrace across from Co-op property. Built in 1998 Air Cond./Earthquake proof 2200sq.ft. $1200.00/monthly Phone (250)635-9797 or (250)632-7502

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Want to Rent Employed woman, great references needs cabin/place Terrace wooded area (250)877-0173

Cars - Sports & Imports

Cars - Sports & Imports

THIS WEEKS SPECIALS 2008 Mazda B4000 Pic 4WD, 61,000 kms, ManPickup ual, AC, CD, KE, PDL, C/C, FOG, ua PW & Tilt - WAS $19,995



2009 Tacoma

Db Dbl Cab, 4WD, Auto, AC, CD CD, PL, C/C, PM, PW & Tilt, 28 28,650 kms - WAS $31,995

1 BDRM Basement suite for RENT in Horseshoe area N/S, No pets, N/P, 778-634-3465 or 635-9460

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Homes for Rent

3 BDRM + den Rancher, F/S, W/D 5 mins. to town. Hwy. 16 W. Mature adults only, $850/mo + DD. Ref. req. (250)638-1413

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Two bedroom basement suite w. W/D,F/S. Close to schools and bus stop. No pets, no smoking,or parties. $750/mo.+ utilities 250-635-1677

KITIMAT - clean, quiet 3 bedrooms, F/S, W/D, Nechako neighbourhood, $650/mo 250.615.0328 TERRACE DUPLEX 2BDRM 1bth, F/S.W/D. Near Skeena School, walk to town. $775/mo. + Util. Non-smoking. Ref.Req’d. Call 250-631-2862

Prince Rupert 3 bdrms. 1 ½ bath From $500/mth. Call Mgr. 624-3546



2006 H Honda d Ci Civic i

4d Manual, AC, C/C, Tilt, 4dr, PDL, PW, SR5, KE,12,089 kms PD - W WAS $14,995



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Maria Lisa Rorison Vehicle:

1965 Chevrolet Red Impala VIN: 164375C139382 DEBT: $8,800 + Tax

Walsh Avenue Apartments



4921 Keith Ave., Terrace, B.C.

Phone 250-635-3478 Fax 250-635-5050


Scrap Car Removal SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288

Trucks & Vans FOR SALE Rear diff 4:10 ratio Chev complete $250 call 250638-0214

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Sale will be at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 3135 Crescent St. Terrace, B.C.

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Request for Expressions of Interest Glass Crushing The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (RDKS) would like to collect glass as part of community recycling efforts with a focus on the Hazeltons and Terrace to start. We estimate glass to represent 1.5% of all materials landfilled - approx 583 tonnes per year for the whole region. Glass needs to be crushed and screened to a 2” minus size and will be used by the RDKS Public Works department. As an option, glass could be delivered to the Hazelton or Thornhill landfill. Please submit your expression of interest by March 9, 2012 and include the following information: t Name and contact information (mailing address, phone, e-mail) t A short paragraph describing your qualifications t Proposed method/equipment for glass crushing t Estimated costs and date that services would be available This is an exploratory request only and all ideas will be considered. Information should be sent to Laurie Gallant, Zero Waste Program Manager to one of the following coordinates:

Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine

Property Management Services Call Erika Langer 250-635-2404 ROYAL LEPAGE TERRACE



4912 Highway 16 West, Terrace, BC V8G 1L8

250-635-6558 or 1-800-313-6558 DL#5957

Bob Matiowsky

Fax (250) 635-9222 (250)615-6100 or 1-800-663-3208 or the Hazeltons Zero Waste office in the Upper Skeena Development Centre Fax (250) 842-2282 (250)842-6100 or email to



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Bantam girls sweep northwest zones THE TERRACE bantam rep girls hockey team dominated at local zones, earning the right to represent the region in provincials. Held at the Terrace Sportsplex, it was Terrace and Houston facing off for the northwest zone championship title on Feb.18. In a best-of-three scenario, Terrace swept the first two games, winning 3-0 in the first game and 1-0 in the second. Coach Mario Desjardins said it was an exciting weekend of hockey. “Houston’s team improved a lot from when we saw them last in Prince George,” he said, noting the team reminded him of Terrace’s team last year. Provincials will be held in Victoria March 18 – 21. Desjardins said the team has an excellent chance at finishing in the top three in the province. “This year we have a good offensive and defensive team, with quality goaltending from both of our goalies,” he said. Desjardins said it was nice to earn the provincial berth this season through a win, as opposed to last year, when the team went to provincials on a bye, due to a lack of competition. “Having another team in the JANINE WORKMAN PHOTO north is a great sign for the development of female hockey in TERRACE’S ASHLEY Kuehne chases the puck during game one of the bantam girls northwest zones held here Feb. 18. our area,” he said.

Jr. boys take home second THE SKEENA Wildcats junior boys basketball team had its zone championships in Terrace, Feb. 17. With a win over Smithers Secondary and two losses to Prince Rupert’s Charles Hays team, the Wildcats came second place at the event. Assistant team coach Geoff MacKay said he is very pleased with his team. “We didn’t win zones, and we had hoped we would, but I can’t be happier with the way the boys performed,” MacKay said. One thing MacKay was impressed with during the three games was the team’s execution of new defensive strategies it had been working on but had yet to try out in a game situation. “It turned out to be a very good season,” he said, attributing a lot of the team’s success to support provided by players’ parents.

(250) 638-7283

Kings out of playoffs TERRACE’S RIVER Kings have hung up their skates for the season, and coach Roger Tooms said they finished the season with class. “They worked hard to the end and respected the fact that they were out played,” he said of the playoffs. It was a two-game loss to the Smithers Steelheads that ended CIHL playoffs for the Kings. This wraps up the team’s playoff record at four games played with two wins over Kitimat in round one, and two losses to Smithers in round two. “I was glad we made the playoffs and advanced to the second round. This was important, the team was rewarded for their effort,” Tooms said. He said the team showed strength this season in its discipline to strategy and ability to maintain composure on the ice when things didn’t go according to plan.

Basketball win for junior girls


KAI DAVIES plays for the Skeena Wildcats basketball team against Smithers Secondary school during game one of the junior boys northwest zone championships, Feb. 17 in the Skeena Secondary school gym.

THE SKEENA Junior girls’ Grade 9 and 10 Wildcats basketball team worked its way to the top spot at the northwest zone championships in Prince Rupert Feb. 1718. Wildcats coach Gary Peden said the tournament was a good one, with five teams in attendance and a lot of strong competition. "The girls worked really hard it was awesome," he said, of the event. The Wildcats won their first two games against Bulkley Valley Christian School from Smithers and Charles Hays Secondary School from Prince Rupert. A third match proved challenging as the Wildcats were defeated by Charles Hays, resulting in another game to determine the tournament winner. With a game score of 26 – 25, Skeena came through for the win in the finals, a game which Peden described as pretty close. “I was very proud at how they came back after that one loss,” Peden said, noting that often after a loss teams can shut down. But that didn’t happen this time. “They rebounded well and showed a lot of heart, grit and determination,” said Peden. Peden said the team has decided not to attend provincials because of the high cost of travel, but he is very proud of the players’ efforts, saying they were never outworked on the court all season long.


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Terrace Peaks shine at annual invitational GYMNASTS FROM a silver in both skills and around. three communities met physical abilities. Eva Almgren won in Terrace Feb. 18 to take In Gymstart level 2 silver in vault, gold in part in the Terrace Peaks Charlize Bretherick won bars, silver in beam, gold Invitational. gold in both skills and on the floor and gold all There were 70 gym- physical abilities. around. nasts from Smithers, In Gymstart level 2 In level two provinKitimat and Terrace at Ann Zettler took gold in cials, Brooke Clarabut the meet, which hosted skills and physical abili- won silver in vault, fourth Gymstart and provincial ties and Maya Ebeling in bars, gold in beam, silevents. won gold in skills and sil- ver on the floor and silver Karen Ting from the ver in physical abilities. all around while Shannon Terrace Peaks club said On the level one pro- Schuster took home gold the meet was a success vincial stage Ashlee on vaults, silver in bars and noted strong perfor- Monsen won gold in the and gold in floor. mances from the Terrace vault category, silver in She also received gold gymnasts, all of whom bars, gold in beam, silver for all around in level two had a lot of fun. on the floor and silver all provincials. There were 18 gymnasts from the Terrace Peaks and everyone one of them showed strong placements in their events, Ting said. “Everybody had so much fun, [there were] no major injuries, and the kids that competed for the first time became more focused and driven after the meet because now they know what they are after,” Ting said. For Gymstart level 1 Amanda Yoo received a silver in skills and a silver in physical abilities. Brooklyn Monsen received a bronze in skills and a bronze in physical abilities. Dawson Lewis was awarded a silver in skills and a silver in physical abilities. Ella JANINE WORKMAN PHOTO Almgren took home a silver in skills and a bronze AMANDA YOO accepts her awards in the Gymin physical abilities and start events at the Terrace Peaks Invitational, Eva Barnett took home held in Thornhill, Feb. 18.


n my to fish the Kalum, I passed the remnants of the Skeena Cellulose mill. At its busiest, the place was an eyesore. Now that the boom times in the forest industry are done, it looks worse. While Captain Ketchum and his corporate crew were profiting from plundering our old growth forests at the paltry cost of providing what, in the end, amounts to temporary employment for this community, the very least they could have done was maintain a tidy mill. They didn’t, and now that the glory days are gone, Hank and the gangs operating competing mills could have cleaned up before vacating the premises as a token of gratitude to us for the generous subsidies and those pathetically low stumpage rates that helped to fatten their wallets. Sadly, that’s not the corporate way. The corporate path, in all but the exceptional cases, is to wreck the land and leave the cost of cleanup to you and me. The corporations are welfare behemoths who seek out and lavishly support corporation friendly governments like our current federal and provincial polities, who do their utmost to dismantle the government institutions whose mandate is to keep corporate rapacity in check. Proof of this is provided by the governments of Campbell and Clark, which have sucked the life blood out of the Ministry


HERE IS the Skeena Secondary School’s Grade 8 girls Wildcats basketball team after its recent zone win in Smithers. Back row is: Desiree Webber, Samantha Booth, Chelsey Loset, Alex Bujtas, coach Dave Crawley, Anke DeWitt, Carley Davies, Faith Nisyok , Hannah Jay, Monika Mann and coach Shayla Billy. Front row is Alexx Muller and Cassy Horner.

Skeena Grade 8 girls prove best at zones THE SKEENA Grade 8 girls Wildcats basketball team swept northwest zones last weekend in Smithers. Teams from Smithers, Prince Rupert and Terrace met in Smithers for the zone play downs. One of the Wildcat coaches, Dave Crawley, said ultimately it was solid defensive play that led the team to two straight wins and the zone title. Game one saw Skeena pitted against Bulkley Valley Christian school (BVCS). “It was a slow start .. they

had a slow first quarter,” Crawley said. However, once the team settled in, it was in good shape to finish the match with a 42-24 win over BVCS. Prince Rupert Middle School knocked out Smithers Secondary in its first game, leaving Terrace and Prince Rupert to meet up in the final. “It went very well,” said Crawley of the final match, noting the Wildcats took a good lead in points early in the game. “The girls just played awe-

of the Environment rensuccessful ventures withdering that institution in this full cost accountincapable of executing ing. Instead, our governits mandate. Meanwhile ments opted for corporate that son of a corpoforest mining and charged rate oil man, Stephen the Ministry of Forests Harper, is now talking with task of rationalizof expedited environing the resultant barbaric mental review processes, practices that destroyed a change unlikely to imor, at the very least, prove them. compromised countless Every good in the marstreams and the wildlife ket place comes from the dependent on them. earth. Economists talk of As a result, we were SKEENA ANGLER externalities, those costs incrementally impoverand benefits that are not ished while the multinaROB BROWN reflected in the cost of a tionals were enriched. In product. In a sane world, the long term the Green the cost to the earth would Rush that began 50 years be reflected in the final ago, was not only unecoprice of all products, and nomical but a giant step in the cost to the environment would be calcu- an ongoing process that will ultimately turn lated into the determination of the feasibility Canada into a third world country. of any enterprise. Former PM, Paul Martin, I turned on the Nass Road and passed the no radical left wing economist, has recently mill turned reload where soon to be exported been speaking on the necessity of this green second growth was being jammed into conreckoning. In a recent talk he said, “as we tainer trucks. Here was the new logging: cutmove to more fully integrate economic and ting trees that were supposed to grown a little environmental policy, we must come to grips longer so they might double in volume, trees with the fact that the current means of mea- that were to be part of our everlasting forest. suring progress are inadequate.” If you’re of my generation, you’ll rememSmall logging operations and selective ber the Forests Forever brand the Ministry of harvesting in suitable sites would have been Forests trotted out when it had muscle. Post-


some defence ... we really frustrated their offence,” Crawley continued. When the seconds ran off the clock, it was the Skeena Wildcats who were in the lead, beating out Prince Rupert Middle school with a final score of 4030. “We just played the ball smart, and they didn't score much on us,” Crawley said of the finals. Tournament all-star was Anke de Wit, and the most valuable player was Carley Davies.

ers appeared on classroom walls and other public places showing cute little cartoon characters tending their cartoon forest stands while fish leapt from cartoon streams and cartoon wildlife frolicking about apparently unperturbed by the all the industry around them. The operating paradigm was a simple one: for every tree hacked down others would be planted and, overtime all would be well. The concept was so ecologically naive it was laughable. The real agenda of the forest corporations and complicit governments was to log every stick of old growth timber in the provincial forest as quickly as technologically possible, a feat they might have achieved had it not been for the indefatigable and, at the time, much maligned environmental activists like Colleen McCrory who has since passed away. Forests Forever was a cynical ruse. Lands that were supposed to be dedicated forests were surreptitiously redesigned then sold to real estate developers. Reforestation and the general welfare of the regenerating forests was put into the hands of the new timber barons. The once proud forest service was gutted and given the role of rubber stamping privately developed plans and policing ATV abuse. And, contractors began logging highly visible blocks in a manner that hearkens back to the 1950s. It gives me no pleasure to say that a few of us warned this would happen.



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Council sorts out grant requests Volunteer Terrace asked for $7,500 and $4,500 has been recommended, on par with 2011. Community grant requests came in $44,832 more than was asked for last year, and even last year’s requests were substantially greater than usual. A loss of gaming grants, which are allocated by the province, added to increased requests for money to the city last year. “This will become even more difficult over the next few years as the provincial government also must find ways to hold the line on spending,” said Pernarowski. For services administered on behalf of the city, more than $1 million was re-

quested and the same amount was recommended by staff. That number increased $21,000 from last year. Seven different services are paid for by the city, including flower basket care; tourism promotion handled by Kermodei Tourism, litter cleanup contracted to Provincial Networking; George Little House, a centre for tourism, heritage and the arts; a Terrace heritage site, the Terrace Museum Society; the Terrace Public Library; and Terrace’s Economic Development Authority. Provincial networking asked for $4,500 more to account for minimum wage increases.

The Terrace Museum Society asked for an increase of $6,400 for operating expenses. This cost is shared by the regional district. The Terrace Public Library asked for an increase of $14,640 to cover union wage increases, this cost is shared by the regional district. TEDA and the Kermodei Tourism Society did not ask for increases for 2012. The contractor who looks after the city’s flowers has asked for the same amount as last year – $22,500 – but will reduce services offered for that price due to increasing costs. A final budget will be approved by council this spring.

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Beautiful Babies 2011 Quinten Dowse 4 Months Born: August 4, 2011 Parents: Christie &Nicolas

Amethyst Miller 5 Months Born: March 1, 2011 Parents: Krystal & Chad

Taelyn Whittington 3 Months Born: September 23, 2011 Parents: Charis & Ashley

Allie Maximchuk 6 Months Born: June 24, 2011 Parents: Jessie & Travis

Pyper Testawich 10 Months Born: Feb. 7, 2011 Parents: Randie & Zane

Jared Wells 7 Months Born: April 18, 2011 Parents: Phyllis & Justin

Brynn Dando 8 Months Born: April 25, 2011 Parents: Jennifer & Shawn

Gavin Kester 4 Months Born: May 6, 2011 Parents: Janie & James

Caidey Jane Soucie 10 Months Born: March 25, 2011 Parents: Erin & Justin

Leslie Fisher 5.5 Months Born: July 15, 2011 Parents: Melanie & Aaron

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Getting Started What a wonderful time in your life! As you plan your wedding, you embark on a joyful, life-changing event. This guide is to help you organize what you need to make your special day as memorable as possible. Use it to keep track of important tasks to complete, decisions to make, and phone numbers of important contacts, all to help make your dream wedding a reality. Establishing a budget early on, enables you to better weigh your options and decisions. Good planning along the way helps to avoid a last minute panic. Wise planning ahead of time also enables you to relax, knowing everything is in place so you can enjoy your wedding day, along with family and friends, and have wonderful memories of your special day.

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Hair do’s and don’ts By Don’t Fight Your Hair Curly girls want to go straight. Straight-haired girls want curls. Why fight Mother Nature? If you’re blessed with ringlets, don’t spend hours torturing your hair into a straight style -instead, choose one that enhances your natural texture. Run a lightweight balm that’s made for curly hair through your tresses to banish frizz and ensure you’ve got sleek, spirally curls. The same goes for those with straight tresses. Play up your sleek style by flattening things out with a straightening iron, or you can use hot rollers to create volume. Do Treat Your Locks Curly or straight, give your tresses some extra TLC to ensure maximum loveliness on your big night out. Find a deep conditioner that suits your hair type (heavy-duty for dry, damaged, or color-treated hair; something on the lighter side if you’re normal to oily). If your hair is in especially bad shape, get a trim to eliminate split ends, then follow a deepconditioning regimen with a concoction that’s

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cool for frequent use. Limit heat styling, and detangle your strands with a wide-tooth comb (not a brush). Don’t Overstyle Avoid using too many styling products, like gels, pomades, or shine enhancers. Too much will overload your hair. And while it may seem like the only way to get your tresses to behave, the goop can leave you a greasy mess by the end of the night. Take the time to test out different looks and styles, using just one or two styling aids each time. Do Accessorize Whether long or short, up or down, play up your style with a killer accessory that complements your dress. If your look is glam and gorgeous, look for a vintage-style rhinestone barrette or hairpins. Got a more classic style? We love the look of a wide ribbon tied as a hairband to keep long locks from brushing your cheeks all night. And for any style, nothing can beat the glamour of a single flower (real or fake) tucked behind your ear.


FLORAL DEPARTMENT: Terrace 250-635-7206 A variety of floral arrangements to choose from: Carnations to roses, lilies to irises, potted plants to hanging baskets. Come in and browse our floral area and ask our floral experts on the many arrangements that we can do. BAKERY DEPARTMENT: Terrace 250-635-7206 A variety of cakes and design to choose from: White or chocolate cake and icing or ice cream cakes. Check out our cake book for many exquisite designs sure to suite your wedding theme. Advance booking required. DELI DEPARTMENT: Terrace 250-635-7206 A variety of Deli Trays to choose from: Meats, Cheese, Sandwich and we can customize special orders to your needs with advance ordering. Try our new SUSHI SECTION!

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Lingerie to match your dress SHEATH What to Wear: A Lycra or Spandex seamless slimmer. Look for one that shapes your figure from the lower thighs up to your midriff.

By Kathleen Murray

The right lingerie is the key to looking perfect in your dress. Luckily for you, we’ve got the 411 on what underwear to wear no matter what your dress style.

DROPPED WAIST What to Wear: An all-in-one bra-and-girdle combo so you don’t need to worry about lumps and lines.

STRAPLESS What to Wear: A good strapless bra with strong underwire and firm elastic will work for you. Pick one with a deep plunge in front and a subtle push-up effect, and you’ll get the cleavage and support you crave.

V-NECK What to Wear: Depends on how low your dress goes! You may be able to wear a regular bra; but if the V really plunges, try petals or specialized adhesive bras.

HALTER What to Wear: A low-back corset that uses extra boning and stiff cups. It’ll give you the help you need up front but keep out of the picture in back.

A-LINE What to Wear: Control top underwear to mold your hips. It also minimizes your waist, tames your tummy, and lifts your fanny under this slimming style.


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Kasiks Wilderness Resort is located in Northwest BC on Highway 16. Sixty kilometers west of Terrace. Offering deluxe accommodations with King size beds, home cooked meals and the perfect scenery for a picturesque outdoor wedding.


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Our Special Music Contact Name: ___________________ Phone# __________________________

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Bride & Groom First Dance Wedding selections _________________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________

It is a good idea to gather a list of music you would like to have at the reception, and give it to your musicians ahead of time.


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Wedding Budget Traditionally, weddings have been paid for almost entirely by the brides family. However, today, weddings have become more of a “family affair”, with no strict rules as to “Who Pays for What.” Early in your wedding planning it is suggested you talk with one another and with your parents concerning the kind of wedding that best suits your style and budget. Be realistic. Set a budget you can afford and stick to it. Remember, you can have an exquisite wedding on almost any budget. It’s all in the planning. The following “Budget Worksheet” is provided for your convenience, to keep track of not only your anticipated budget, but your actual costs incurred, deposits paid and amounts still due.


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Wedding Budget Worksheet Budget Amount

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Deposit Paid

Amount Due

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Booking the Event Important considerations to think about when researching and selecting your reception venue • List requirements before viewing any possible venues • Location - decide approximately where you wish to hold the celebrations. Make sure it is convenient to as many guests as possible, it might be fun holding the reception on a remote island but it will definitely restrict the number of guests who are able to make it! • Number of guests - most venues will state the appropriate numbers they can accommodate. Too few guests and the atmosphere will seem unsociable; too many and it will be too crowded to circulate or dine comfortably. A number just below the maximum capacity will give a friendly, warm and sociable ambiance.

• Make a note of any other priorities. It could be anything from wanting a country environment or a wood beamed ceiling and log fire, to requiring a medieval castle to fit in with the theme or a colour scheme to match the bridesmaids’ dresses. If you wish to be married at the venue then you need to find one that is licensed for conducting marriage ceremonies.

Facilities you may wish to include at the venue: • • • • •

A bar In house catering Extra room for getting changed Accommodation for overnight guests Suitable arrangements for the wedding gifts to be viewed • Cloakrooms • Parking

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Gift Registry Stores Registered At: Store Name: _____________________________ Phone: _______________ Address: ________________________________________________________ Registrar’s Name: ________________________________________________ Store Name: _____________________________ Phone: _______________ Address: ________________________________________________________ Registrar’s Name: ________________________________________________ Store Name: _____________________________ Phone: _______________ Address: ________________________________________________________ Registrar’s Name: ________________________________________________ Store Name: _____________________________ Phone: _______________ Address: ________________________________________________________ Registrar’s Name: ________________________________________________

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Our Floral Guide Florist: _________________________

Usher’s Boutonnieres _________________

Contact Person: _________________

Ringbearer’s Boutonniere ______________

Phone# _________________________



Corsage for Bride’s Mother ____________

Bouquet _____________________________

Corsage for Groom’s Mother ___________

Throwing Bouquet ____________________

Boutonniere for Bride’s Father__________

Floral Headdress _____________________

Boutonniere for Groom’s Father ________

Going Away Corsage__________________

Flowers for Wedding Site Bridal Attendants


Maid of Honour ______________________ Bridesmaids _________________________

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Flower Girl ___________________________

Head Table __________________________ Parent’s Table ________________________

Groom & Attendants

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Finding the right dress... By Elina Furman Are you nervous about finding the right dress for your big night? Never fear, you will find it. And don’t even think about settling. Just use our list of tried-and-true tips to zap dress stress and help find the one. Get a Jump Start Unless you want to get caught in a shopping stampede, don’t wait until the last minute to start looking. If you’re not ready to hit the stores, check out some fashion mags to get an idea of what’s out there and what you like, and clip out your top frocks. Where to Go Malls, online stores, specialty shops -- too many options, right? So which way will you go? Well, that depends. If you’re big on personal attention (come on, we’ve all had our high maintenance days), a specialty store may be perfect for you: You’ll get sized, fitted, and fussed over. But if you know what you want, or if your cash flow is low, a department store or online shop is probably a better idea since they tend to have better deals. The Buddy System

What are friends for? Well, since you asked, to help pick out a party dress. Going solo isn’t smart. (It’s not much fun either.) A second pair of eyes never hurts. So go ahead and recruit a friend, your mom, or an older sis. PS: You know that old saying, “Too many cooks...” So remember we said to bring a friend, not the entire cast of Friends. The Total Package You know the drill: The right jewelry, shoes, and underwear can make or break a dress. If you have a favorite necklace or accessory you just can’t live without, wear it out so you can try it on along with any prospective dresses. You should also bring a pair of shoes in the heel height you plan on wearing for prom. It will help you see that dresses really will look like. And finally, don’t leave home without a strapless bra. Smile for the Camera Quick stat: One girl will try on an average of 20 dresses before finding the perfect one. That’s right -- you’ll be zipping through dress after dress. After a while, you’ll be lucky to remember your name, let alone what that two-piece number you tried on hours ago looked like. So unless you’ve got a photographic memory, you’ll need an actual camera to take snaps of your favorite frocks.

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fashion guide 2012 Honeymoon Checklist The wedding plans may have been foremost in the planning, but the perfect honeymoon memories are not to be forgotten! Remember to make reservations well in advance so as to not be disappointed (depends on your intended destination). If a passport is needed, get it well in advance also, and make your travel plans in the same name as your passport to avoid confusion. Many couples plan to spend the first night of their honeymoon in a nearby location, and return the next morning for an informal brunch with family.

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Photos It is said a picture is worth a thousand words, and so it is with your wedding memories. It is also said that this is not the place to scrimp too much since your wedding pictures should last a lifetime and more! After careful selection of a good photographer, you might want to make a list ahead of time of the pictures you would like and how many of each, and budget at this point in time. Your photographer will also have some good suggestions.

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Transportation Wedding day transportation is one item not to be overlooked. Whether it be for the Bride and her attendants only, or for the entire bridal party as well as both families, it is wise to plan ahead. Depending on your budget, vehicle preference (ie: limousine or horse & buggy), parking constraints, etc., proper planning here can avoid a lot of headaches. It can also ensure that everyone arrives on time! Vehicle


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Important Phone Numbers Matron of Honour:

Beauty Salon #: Contact:


Photographer #: Contact:

Best Man: Groomsmen:

Clergymember: Church: Tux Rental: Contact:

Florist #: Contact: Caterer #: Contact: Reception Hall #: Contact: Musicians #: Contact: Transportation #: Contact: Travel Agent #: Contact:

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Finding a make-up artist From Ask Around Your family and friends are a great source of information, and word of mouth is often the best way to uncover true talent. If an artist’s skills can’t be beat, you’ll be the first to hear about it. Pick up the Phone Salons often offer special makeup application services -- plus you’ll be in and out before you know it. But the top salons fill up fast, so reserve early to make sure you don’t miss out. Get a Sneak Preview There’s nothing wrong with asking for a makeover sneak peek. After all, you want to see what you’ll look like before the big night rolls around.

Know What You Want Clip photos from fashion magazines or grab shots of your favourite celebs to give the makeup artist an idea of what you want. It’ll give your pro inspiration (and it’s a lot easier than trying to explain it all!). Stage a Dress Rehearsal Happy with the finished results? Not so fast. Before you agree to anything, try on your dress to check how well it coordinates with your makeup. What works with your favorite white T-shirt might not look as good with your dress. Wear It Out Take a close look at yourself a few hours after a trial makeover to check how the makeup wears on your skin. Does it last or fade away? Check for color changes or allergic reactions -- then you’ll be good to go!

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Prom dress shopping basics By Elina Furman

Are you nervous about finding the right dress for your big night? Never fear, you will find it. And don’t even think about settling. Just use our list of tried-and-true tips to zap dress stress and help find the one. Get a Jump Start Unless you want to get caught in a shopping stampede, don’t wait until the last minute to start looking. If you’re not ready to hit the stores, check out some fashion mags to get an idea of what’s out there and what you like, and clip out your top frocks. Where to Go Malls, online stores, specialty shops -- too many options, right? So which way will you go? Well, that depends. If you’re big on personal attention (come on, we’ve all had our high maintenance days), a specialty store may be perfect for you: You’ll get sized, fitted, and fussed over. But if you know what you want, or if your cash flow is low, a department store or online shop is probably a better idea since they tend to have better deals.

The Buddy System What are friends for? Well, since you asked, to help pick out a party dress. Going solo isn’t smart. (It’s not much fun either.) A second pair of eyes never hurts. So go ahead and recruit a friend, your mom, or an older sis. PS: You know that old saying, “Too many cooks...” So remember we said to bring a friend, not the entire cast of Friends. The Total Package You know the drill: The right jewelry, shoes, and underwear can make or break a dress. If you have a favorite necklace or accessory you just can’t live without, wear it out so you can try it on along with any prospective dresses. You should also bring a pair of shoes in the heel height you plan on wearing for prom. It will help you see that dresses really will look like. And finally, don’t leave home without a strapless bra. Smile for the Camera Quick stat: One girl will try on an average of 20 dresses before finding the perfect one. That’s right -- you’ll be zipping through dress after dress. After a while, you’ll be lucky to remember your name, let alone what that two-piece number you tried on hours ago looked like. So unless you’ve got a photographic memory, you’ll need an actual camera to take snaps of your favorite frocks.

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Select a wedding date wedding, deciding who pays for what. Meet with clergymember and schedule premarital counseling. Reserve wedding and reception sites. Make appointments with caterers, bar tenders, ceremony and reception, and cake makers, and select and hire those needed.


Choose attendants and order their attire. Order invitations (25 extra). Make Honeymoon reservations.

Discuss a budget and the size & style of the

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Compile guest list. Reserve block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests. Select and order wedding gown and wedding rings.


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Order flowers. Make arrangements with hairdresser for bride & attendants. Buy wedding gift for your spouse. Buy wedding gift for Bride and Groom’s attendants. Get invitations addressed and ready to send 6 weeks before wedding. Design & print wedding program, decide on and purchase wedding favours. Find out what the best ways are to set up savings, budget, insurance, wills, etc. Make sure you have good professional help.

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❑ Look into getting wedding license if necessary. ❑ Look into getting liquor license for reception if necessary. ❑ Put engagement announcement in newspaper.

❑ Choose all accessories, shoes,


❑ Give final guest count to the caterer. ❑ Confirm honeymoon arrangements. ❑ Pack for honeymoon, know what you’ll wear from the reception.


lingerie, etc.

❑ Final fitting for wedding dress and attendants’ dresses.

❑ Attend the rehearsal and rehearsal party and give gifts to attendants

❑ Have beauty consultant do a trial run for hair, nails, makeup, etc.

❑ Give rings and clergy member’s fee to best man.

❑ Confirm final plans with photographer,

❑ Get a good night’s sleep!

caterer, florist, musicians.

❑ Break-in wedding shoes at home. ❑ Arrange wedding day transportation.

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Top six tuxedo rental tips By Elina Furman If the right tux is what you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. Renting a tux can be a tad confusing -- especially if it’s your first time. But never fear. Our quick and easy rental guide will have you good to go in no time. The Early Bird Special Renting a tuxedo? You’ll need to get to the store ASAP if you want to have a good selection. After all, your date’s probably been dress hunting for months now. Check Out the Store Some tux rental shops have been around longer than you have. So before you plunk down your hard-earned cash, check out the inventory. Find an Expert A good formal wear dealer should be in the know when it comes to styles, sizing, and trends. If you’re not sure whether the sales guy is legit, ask him which is more formal: a peaked or a notched lapel? Correct answer: Peaked.

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Avoid Clashing To match or not to match? That is the question. The answer? Ask your date. She might think it’s cute if your vest picks up one of the colors in her dress -- but she might also think it’s jaw-droppingly tacky. There’s no way to read her mind on this, so you’ll have to bring it up (and we promise, she’ll be super flattered you asked -- it’s a sure way to win points with her!). Deposit Required Most tuxedo rental shops will expect you to plunk down some dough to reserve your tux. Rentals average anywhere from $50 to $100, but the deposit (which covers any damages to the tux) will be considerably lower. So before heading out, make sure you’ve got some cash or a credit card on hand. The Complete Package The store you choose should be able to provide all the coordinating accessories. Ask your dealer if he’ll be able to get you a bow tie or neck tie, cummerbund or vest, cuff links, suspenders, and maybe even some shoes.

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Questions to Ask Caterers From You’ll spend more money on food than any other aspect of your party, so you’ll want to work with a top-notch professional. When making appointments to interview caterers, try to schedule a tasting of their wares at a later point. Don’t forget to ask them the questions below, which will help make choosing a caterer easier -- just make sure your taste buds have a say in the matter, too. 1. Does the caterer specialize in certain types of food or service? (They should provide you with sample menus to review.) 2. Can the caterer arrange for a tasting of the specific foods you’re interested in prior to hiring? (They should.) Schedule a tasting if you get a good vibe. 3. What is the caterer’s average price range? Are costs itemized depending on the foods you choose, or is there an all-inclusive flat rate? What would that include (linens, tax, gratuities, etc.)? Does the caterer have printed price sheets for food selections? 4. How involved is the caterer in a typical celebration -- does he or she work like an event coordinator/banquet manager, cueing the band, adjusting the schedule if guests don’t seem ready to sit down to dinner, and so on? (You will need to find someone to fill this role -- if your site manager or caterer isn’t going to do this, think about hiring an event coordinator.) 5. Will the caterer provide tables, chairs, plates, table linens, silverware, salt-andpepper shakers, and more? Ask to see these items to make sure they’re acceptable. Do you have to rent tables, place settings, and/or other equipment or will they arrange for the rentals?

want to be sure they will devote sufficient attention to you. You may want to pass on a smaller outfit who indicates they have another job or two scheduled for that day.) 8. Does the caterer handle all settings of tables? Will they put out place cards and favors? 9. Will the caterer provide wait staff? How many would they recommend for the size of your party? What will the wait staff wear? (Top caterers say they always use their own serving personnel, even if the site’s staff is available, because they understand the caterer’s way of doing business.) 10. Will the caterer be willing to include a recipe you provide, like a special family dish, or an appetizer with some sort of sentimental significance? Can they prepare vegetarian, kosher, or halal meals for some of your guests if needed? 11. Where will the food be prepared? Are there on-site facilities, or do you, the caterer, and the site manager need to make additional arrangements? If the caterer must bring in his or her own equipment, is there an additional fee? 12. Does the caterer work with fresh (not frozen) food? 13. Does the caterer have a license? (This means the business has met health department standards and has liability insurance -- make sure this includes a liquor license if you’re having a bar.) 14. Can the caterer provide alcohol? Or can you handle the bar separately? If you can provide it, is there a corkage fee? How and when do you get the alcohol to the caterer? If the caterer will provide it, do they have an inflexible wine list, or can you make special requests? How is this list priced?

6. Who is the main contact? Will the same person you work with when planning also oversee meal service on the day of the party? (You want this to be the case.)

15. How will the caterer arrange the food on the buffet table or on plates? Can you see photos of previous work displays?

7. Is the caterer working any other events or parties on the same weekend, on the same day, or at the same time as yours? (You

16. Can you speak to previous clients? (Get at least two references that had a similar number of guests and a similar menu style.)

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Terrace Standard, February 29, 2012  

February 29, 2012 edition of the Terrace Standard

Terrace Standard, February 29, 2012  

February 29, 2012 edition of the Terrace Standard