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The end for Book Masters store Cameron Orr It’s with heavy hearts that Linda and Ken Pitzel lock the doors at Book Masters/The Source, one of the iconic stores of City Centre Mall. In business for 15 years — starting as a book store off the parking lot of the upper City Centre parking lot, where Dee’s Flowers is now, in October 1996 — they are forced to close after The Source used a clause in their contract with Linda and Ken to pull the plug with 90 days notice. While that specifically didn’t mean they had to close shop entirely — the Book Masters side is their own business — with the book sales industry in the state it’s in, not just locally but globally, they said they just couldn’t afford to keep the business going. “The Source side supports the book side,” said Ken, who joined Linda in running the business later, after he left a previous job. He admitted that book sales isn’t a viable business in today’s world. Despite that, the two were set to continue operating the business as usual — they were only two years in to a five year contract with The Source. Linda said what the corporate side is doing is going ahead with their own store in the mall. “What they’re going to do is turn around and open their own

corporate store,” she said. “They didn’t tell us that but if you go to their [website] they’re advertising for Kitimat employees and managers.” Book Masters/The Source employs seven people in total, including Linda and Ken, and Ken said that there is no formal program to transfer the employees to the new The Source store, so anyone interested would have to apply. Linda and Ken said they would have been very willing to work amiably with The Source but their treatment from head office has left them sour. Notably the two weren’t even informed of The Source’s intentions until rumour hit them that The Source was looking for retail space in the mall. On that talk, Linda called head office and the very next day received a reply, over the phone then in the mail, telling them they had 90 days. “It was unexpected, it was quick. All we can do is concentrate on trying to get this closed and then we’ll just have to go from there,” said Linda. She added, “I don’t think we would have gotten a phone call had we not caught them snooping around looking for leasing space.” Linda and Ken had been expecting a very good year for business with all of the activity going

Linda and Ken Pitzel stand under the Book Masters sign of their store in the City Centre Mall. After 15 years their store — a hybrid book store and The Source electronics store — is closing after The Source cancelled their contract. on in Kitimat. At least when they close on April 28 they’ll still have 15 years of good memories of the store. When asked if there were any highlights of running the store,

Linda recalled the time that famous children’s book author Robert Munsch showed up in the store to buy a book. (Linda didn’t recognize him at first, and only when he present-

ed his credit card for payment did she realize.) The Sentinel attempted to contact a media spokesperson for The Source but has not been able to reach one as of press time.

Campbell joins school board after byelection Results are in from the March 24 byelection for a Kitimat seat on the Coast Mountains school board, and former trustee Linda Campbell has been elected. Campbell had previously served three terms on the Coast Mountain school board in the 90s, and since then has spent two terms as a Kitimat city councillor. “I feel good about my decision,” said Campbell, who will be sworn into the school board on April 18. “I can’t wait to get started on different issues.” One of which she said is the school district’s shift to a middle school concept

next year, which will see Grade 7 students attending a middle school, and Grade 10 students heading to high schools in Terrace and Kitimat. “I think that the concept of a middle school is something that can be very exciting,” Campbell said. The byelection was called after the unexpected death of former board chair and Kitimat trustee Barry

“I think that the concept of a middle school is something that can be very exciting.” Linda Campbell

Pankhurst last December, which left one of two Kitimat seats open on the school board. Pankhurst was Campbell’s brother-inlaw, and she said he had encouraged her to run again in the past. However, she explained that as both Pankhurst and Ray Raj had put their names forward she didn’t want to create the extra cost of an election by running. “Barry was a huge advocate for special needs in Kitimat, and I would like to continue that,” Campbell said. “I have some very big shoes to fill.”

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MP Cullen takes issue with review changes Martina Perry On March 29 the Conservative Party released their Economic Action Plan, a $276 billion federal budget that saw $5.2 billion in spending cuts. “In this budget, our Government is looking ahead not only over the next few years but also over the next generation,” said Finance Minister Jim Flaherty. “The reforms we present today are substantial, responsible and necessary. They will ensure that all across government we are focused on enabling and sustaining Canada’s long-term economic growth.” The Conservative Party says that there are five major themes of the plan, including ensuring longterm sustainability of social programs, supporting entrepreneurship and innovation, responsible and timely resource development, investing in training and infrastructure and supporting families and communities. However Skeena-Bulkey Valley MP Nathan Cullen has many issues with the 2012 budget, perhaps the biggest issue being that environmental reviews of major oil, gas and mining projects will be shortened, something the Tories say will ensure ventures get off the ground sooner to promote economic development. “The idea that you can short cut these things and just start rubber stamping everything and that it won’t cost you in the end is insanity. It’s not the real world. There’s a reason we built all of these systems. Could they be improved? Absolutely. But to cancel the federals role is not good for business,” said Cullen. Cullen says the Tory government is doing this out of desperation to get the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Project underway. “Changing the rules of the game that they’ve been trying to undermine since day one and corrupt them even further… I’ve never heard of a government anywhere doing this. You can’t get this many months in a process, and engage this many stakeholders, then half way through say they’re entirely willing to change

the process in the company’s favor. I guess they’re just that desperate,” he commented. Enbridge was pleased with the announcement, stating via email, “Enbridge is supportive of measures in the federal budget that advocate the concept of ‘one project, one review’ completed in a clearly defined time period. It makes great sense and would support developments that bring jobs and prosperity to Canadians.” One of the most controversial

Nathan Cullen changes made in the budget is that starting in 2023 the age of eligibility for Old Age Security will change from 65 to 67. The change will not affect Canadians under the age of 54. “They’re going to move the retirement age up a couple of years and try to placate Canadians by saying it won’t effect the ones next in line, just the people right after that. Well, the pension system is built by people many years before they actually retire and it’s for people by people. I don’t understand why the government thinks this is a good idea,” said Cullen. Also, around 19,200 public service jobs will be cut over the next three years (about 4.8 per cent of the current work force). Cullen

mentioned that he would be amazed before we understand what the new boats only. if public service jobs weren’t cut in impacts are going to be for our reAdditionally, the federal govthe north. gion,” said Cullen. ernment will also be getting rid of In the Federal Budget, the ToThe federal government will the penny in the fall. Production ries will be providing $275 million be providing $5.2 billion over the of the coin costs about 1.6 cents to over three years to support First next eleven years to “renew the create, so by eliminating the penny Nations education and to build Canadian Coast Guard”, however the government will save approxiand renovate schools on reserves. Cullen says these funds will be for mately $11 million a year. Although this is seemingly a good idea, Cullen referred to the situation as a shell game, claiming that “money is being Strawberry Estates Development Permit taken out from one pot and Kitimat Council is considering an application from J. Oviatt Contracting Ltd. to construct a 36 to put into another”. 39-unit seniors’ complex at the northeast corner of Lahakas and Quatsino Boulevards. Zoning “[The NDP] thought there for the 3.36ha (8.32 acre) project site is R3-A Multi-Family Residential. Phase 1 construction is should be new additional scheduled to begin spring 2012. Multi-family developments are subject to a Development Permit process intended to ensure money, however this is not the development form and character appropriate for the neighbourhood. This project proposes case. The amount is far less triplex units, with side yards of 5-7m. Exterior finishes are hardiplank siding. Kitimat Council than what the First Nations invites public comment before making a final decision on development permit conditions. have been asking for, so on More Information two fronts it’s disappointing,” A handbook, siding samples and colour scheme are available for viewing at the District of Kitimat reception desk, 270 City Centre, 8:30am to noon and 1:00 to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, commented Cullen. until 16 April. The office will be closed 6 and 9 April (Easter). Further inquiries should be directed In the last budget there to Community Planning & Development at 250-632-8900. was a special taxation rate in How to Provide Comment place for mining and exploraWritten comments addressed to Mayor and Council may be delivered c/o 270 City Centre, tion. Under the 2012 budget, V8C 2H7; faxed to 250-632 4995; or e-mailed to; until 4:30pm, Thursday, 12 April 2012. Comment may be personally delivered to Council at 7:30pm on 16 April 2012, in the government is going to kill the Council Chamber at 1101 Kingfisher Avenue. that advantage, particularly on File: 29 March 2012 the exploration things. Cullen says that this deeply worrisome, as it’s been a successful program for the north, and across the country. School District 82 The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation will have to NOTICE OF PUBLIC CONSULTATION MEETINGS deal with $115 million in cuts (10 per cent of funding). What Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82 is holding this means to rural communia series of public consultation meetings to share and discuss the ties in the north are still unfollowing 2012-2013 Standard and Adjusted School Calendar known. options: “A great concern is that a big chunk of that money is t Standard Calendar with a one-week Spring Break and six (6) going to come off of rural raNon-Instructional Days t Adjusted Calendar with a two-week Spring Break and six (6) dio. As people know, CBC is Non-Instructional Days a great connector across the northwest, across north and Details regarding the proposed 2012-2013 School Calendar rural Canada in general,” said Options, including an analysis of school districts throughout the Cullen. province with a one or two-week Spring Break and a timeline for The budget also saw implementation, are available on the school district web site at nearly $80 million cut for the Department of Fisheries and Public consultation meetings will take place as follows: Oceans. “We’re going to have Wednesday, April 4, 2012 – 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to see some dust settle first Mount Elizabeth Secondary School Cafeteria, Kitimat


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Didn’t get enough the last time I trust you’ll remember the day. It was September 2, 2009, when I printed my farewell column on this page. It ended with the words “I’ll be back.” What I had meant was this town wouldn’t be forgotten on my new adventure. I was setting off not too far down the road to Smithers where I was the editor of that paper since, well, September 2, 2009. There I met some great new people and learned what life was like in another small, northern B.C. town. It was a challenging but rewarding job. I never forgot about Kitimat, or even ever stopped missing it. My wife’s family, close and extended, almost entirely live here so Kitimat remained the go-to for holidays and weekend trips. On Wednesdays I would sift through my pile of papers in Smithers and get my weekly dose of Kitimat news. Here’s the thing about me and this town; I never in my life imagined I would have lived here, never in my life imagined I would have liked living here, and never would have imagined that I would have so wanted to come back after leaving. Yet here I am. You know by now that your illustrious Northern Sentinel editor Malcolm Baxter has stepped down from his post, capping off a long, notable career. We will all miss him. As a cub reporter here from 2007 to 2009 I hung off his every word to absorb as much knowledge as I could. He had, and still has, lots to offer. It will be a strange place here without that daily guidance but he has shown much confidence in my ability, which is encouraging. I’ll do my best to maintain this paper as a quality, trusted product. As with Malcolm, I hope people can help me out by submitting the occasional photo or write-up for events I might not be able to get out to; part of the challenge of a one-person newsroom. (And soon to be new-father). The bottom line though is, I’m thrilled to be back in Kitimat, and equally thrilled to be this paper’s new editor. I’m looking forward to the ride and having all of you along with me. Cameron Orr


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Big money does equal best representation Lawmakers, (our parliamentarians and lawmakers, MPs and MLAs, their public servants and lawyers) often write inadequate laws that fail to stand up to inevitable challenges in the courts of law. That’s why first reactions CZ"MMBO)FXJUTPO from objection to outrage over some new law proposals occatrix Teri-Jean Bedford, who brought her sionally actually result in these very proposals being withdrawn – and re- snappy little horse crop whip to the live written. A bill is just a bill until it gets Roy- studio interview and expressed the view al assent – and, even then, it’s still never that sex trade workers now have politicians safe from a court challenge and a need for “by the short and curlies,” and they would have to re-introduce the laws and quickly. reversal. I was left to wonder – where has TeriThus, on the same day last week as I Jan been? No, wait, re-word that – who has anticipated being inundated with rambling boring news coverage about NDP leader- she been listening to? Politicians in power, will do precisely elect, Thomas Mulcair, other more intriguwhat they want, when they want – and I feel ing news emerged. That was news that Ontario’s Court I can just about guarantee prostitution law of Appeal had ruled portions of Canada’s review will have fairly low priority with a seemingly well-thought-out prostitution bunch of newly elected majority Conservalaws, particularly with respect to the op- tives who are already juggling a more overeration of bawdy houses, were unconstitu- filled bag of hot potatoes – economic, war, tional – and that ball was bounced back to labour-unrest, immigration, job-creation, Ottawa for review – with a year permitted internet stifling, and the promotion of an overwhelmingly high-spending agenda at for a rewrite. But that decision created an unexpect- a time when they insist they are focused jointly on austerity and balanced growth! edly fascinating morning on the CBC. So, indeed, it’s a fortunate fact that For me, most amusing was an ultimate duel of snarly words as CBC news duty courts are even more patient than taxpayhost Carole McNeil was uncharacteristi- ers. Which brings me to my gripe for this cally flustered and hard pressed to keep up with comments from a black leather-clad, week. Whoever came up with the idiotic red-wigged, Toronto professional domina-


theory that without adequate returns (i.e., big remuneration, big allowances and quickly-accessed gold-plated pensions) the taxpayer won’t get the “best” people running for government? It’s not an idea, I suggest, emanating so much from the electorate – but it frequently echoes from denizens around Parliament Hill, and other under-performing political locations such as Queen’s Park, and the Legislative buildings in Victoria. When I look at what we have in place in government now – whether they rate themselves best, medium, worst or whatever – they seem to me to be a lot worse than we can afford. If austerity is needed in so many troubled economies in B.C., Ontario, New Brunswick, Quebec and in Ottawa’s own wonderful world – there are evident indications across the country that perhaps the current incentives to attract the best just aren’t yet getting the job done. Sticking to Canada for the time being, there are few provinces where there’s any real general public satisfaction that we are employing “good hands people,” to borrow a logo. In Ottawa, despite returning the first majority government in a long time, rarely have I seen so much concentrated animosity and division among the electorate on Conservative government policies and programs announced to date. Con’t on page 5

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When does conflict stop and work begin?

Under Misc. from page 4 The old adage, “you can please some of the people all of the time etc.” certainly applies at this time. Reading any public commentary on various political and economic news stories, likely only gives a sense of people’s feelings about where we stand. But, there I see a level of distrust and anger, nay, directed fury — principally at the Vic Toews, Tony Clement, Stephen Harper and Jim Flaherty quartet alone. It is astonishing. An awful lot of people seem to vigorously regret either their own, or their neighbour’s vote, if either can been seen to have helped lead to a Harper majority. I am writing this two days before Flaherty is scheduled to bring down a very unpopular budget. There’s a similar crescendo of complaint in Ontario, where McGuinty’s reelection appears to have thrown more


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ably receives a pension through a teacher’s plan so I guess he should have to leave if anything to do with schools or education came up. Councillor Scott: - I believe is also retired and I am not sure if she has any money coming in that would make her in conflict. I think her husband has a boat so if anything comes up about a marina I guess she would have to leave. I noted that in 2011, Councillor Corless, when he was vice-president of the Royal Canadian Legion here,

the Thames they would say it was because I couldn’t swim.” Keep smiling, I’m watching and listening. Roma Burnett



was told to leave the meeting when a motion related to the cenotaph was made. Now all this may seem pretty petty to everyone but now you can see why I’m confused, as probably many others are. Mr. Poole and the secretary would be the only ones left to make any decisions. Where does conflict stop and getting on with the job start? Margaret Thatcher once said, “If my critics saw me walking over


atre comes up he leaves because his wife works there. The Mayor: - Her husband works at RTA so isn’t this a conflict when RTA comes up? Councillor Germuth: - Likely received remunerations from a number of sourches — including RTA employeers, so would constantly be in conflict through his business. Councillor Murphy: - Paid by NWCC or whoever else she is working for. Councillor Empinado: - Paid at the hospital so everytime anything to do with health comes up he would leave the table. Councillor Goffinet: - Retired I believe, but prob-

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Good Friday a somber day John 19:30, “When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, He said, ‘It is finished’ and He bowed His head and gave up His Spirit.” Good Friday is the most somber day of the year for Christians around the world, because it is the day that our Savior bled and died for you and for me. When He declared, “It is finished,” from the cross, He was declaring that the dirty work of dying for our sins was finished. We humans are incapable of declaring, “It is finished” in the same way as Jesus did. We may have a bucket list of things that we complete before we die, but it is the human condition that we will always look back at the end of our lives and

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Pastor Clint Magnus see them as being unfinished. There will always be regrets, things we should have done. Only Jesus lived a perfect life and finished exactly everything He came here to do. When man sinned in the Garden of Eden, God pronounced the judgment of death for our sin and rebellion, and ever since, man has been born in sin, separated from the Father. But God in His mercy promised a Savior who would reconcile us back to Him-

self, and that Savior is His Son Jesus Christ. He lived a sinless life (because we can’t) and then gave that perfect life willingly on the cross as payment for the debt we owe God. Speaking to believers Colossians 2:13-14 says, “And you who were dead in your trespasses and sins, God has made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our trespasses, by canceling the record of debt that stood against us. This He set aside by

nailing it to the cross.” Because Jesus finished that ugly job on the cross, now, all who repent of their sins and believe in Him will be forgiven and granted eternal life. The unblemished Lamb of God died on that windswept hill of Calvary that first Good Friday 2,000 years ago. Our Savior had to go through the valley of the shadow of death to satisfy the debt that your sin and mine demanded; and when He did, all of creation creaked and groaned. The sun went black for three hours; there was a mighty earthquake and the veil in the Temple, which had separated man from God for so long, was rent in two as the

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Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $138.89 for 72 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000.00. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight ($1,495) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. **Credit valid towards the purchase or lease of an eligible new 2011 or 2012 model year Chevrolet, GMC, Buick or Cadillac vehicle, excluding Chevrolet Volt, delivered between January 6th 2012 and April 2nd 2012. Customers must present this authorization letter at the time of purchase or lease. All products are subject to availability. See Dealer for eligibility. Only one $1,000 Bonus may be redeemed per purchase/lease vehicle. This offer may not be redeemed for cash. The credit amount is inclusive of any applicable taxes. As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and will contact GM to verify eligibility. The $1,000 Bonus is not compatible with the Employee New Vehicle Purchase Program or the Supplier Program New Vehicle Purchase Program. Void where prohibited by law. $1,000 offer is stackable with Cardholder’s current GM Card Earnings, subject to Vehicle Redemption Allowances. For complete GM Card Program Rules, including current Redemption Allowances, transferability of Earnings, and other applicable restrictions for all eligible GM vehicles, see your GM Dealer, call the GM Card Redemption Centre at 1-888-446-6232 or visit Subject to applicable law, GMCL may modify or terminate the Program in whole or in part with or without notice to you. Subject to Vehicle Redemption Allowances. For complete GM Card Program Rules, including current Redemption Allowances, transferability of Earnings, and other applicable restrictions for all eligible GM vehicles, see your GM Dealer, call the GM Card Redemption Centre at 1-888-446-6232 or visit Subject to applicable law, GMCL may modify or terminate the Program in whole or in part with or without notice to you. 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COMING EVENTS Wednesday, April 4 HAVE YOU EVER wondered why there are so many different churches when Jesus set out one way for His people

to follow and believe? There is an answer. Come and hear from the Scripture the way Jesus intended for His followers. Wednesday evenings

at 7:30 p.m. beginning April 4, and continuing for the month of April. Meetings are at the City Centre Motel conference room. Thursday, April 5 ART CLUB of Kitimat meets at 7 p.m. in Room 403 at MESS. Easter

Theme: bring pertinent still life objects and your choice pf medium. For more info contact Eileen at 250-632-2423 or Penny at 250-632-3428. Thursday, April 5 KITIMAT SENIORS Branch 129 hold their monthly meeting at the

Snowflake Seniors Centre at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7 Kitimat Public Library presents a free hour of Easter Crafts for kids! From 1:00 – 2:00 pm, all ages welcome. Please call 632 – 8985 to register.

Monday, April 16 The Kitimat Fibre Arts Guild will be meeting at 1475 Albatross at 7:30 pm. Anyone interested in knitting, spinning, weaving, or other fibre arts is welcome. For more information phone Maureen at 250-632-5444.















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Trust the experts who know your Ford best: Ford-Trained Technicians. For more details and offers, see your Service Advisor or visit All offers expire April 30, 2012. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See Service Advisor for complete details. Applicable taxes and provincial levies not included. Dealer may sell for less. Only available at participating locations. ‡Applies to single rear wheel vehicles only. Diesel models not eligible. *Up to 5 litres of oil. Disposal fees may be extra. Does not apply to diesel engines. ◊Based on a Ford Fusion V6 automatic that has a fuel consumption rating of 10L/100 km in combined city/highway driving (properly tuned), a one-year driving distance of 24,000 km and $1.02 per litre for gasoline. Improved fuel efficiency and emission reduction levels depend on model, year and condition of vehicle. †† In order to receive a local competitor’s advertised price: (i) tires must be purchased and installed at your participating Ford Dealer; (ii) customer must present the competitor’s actual local advertisement (containing the lower price) which must have been printed within 30 days of the sale; and (iii) the tires being purchased must be the same brand, sidewall, speed and load ratings as shown in the competitive advertisement. Offer only available at participating Ford dealerships. This offer is valid on the cost of the tire only and does not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Offer does not apply to advertised prices outside of Canada, in eBay advertisements, by tire wholesalers and online tire retailers, or closeout, special order, discontinued and clearance/liquidation offers. Limited time offer. Offer may be cancelled or changed at any time without prior notice. See your Service Advisor for details. ‡‡Rebate offers are manufacturer’s mail-in rebates. Rebates available on select General Tire (credit card gift card), Continental (credit card gift card), Goodyear, Pirelli, Yokohama, Bridgestone (credit card gift card), Firestone (credit card gift card), and Michelin tires. Offers are valid on qualifying sets of four tires, purchased and installed at participating locations during the respective promotion periods for each tire brand. Offer is valid on the cost of the tire(s) only and does not include labour costs, valve stems, mounting, balancing, disposal, and taxes. Amount of rebates, start dates and expiration dates vary depending on tire manufacturer. It is the responsibility of the customer to submit the required claim forms and proof of purchase to the relevant tire manufacturer with sufficient postage by the required deadline for that rebate offer. See your Service Advisor for complete details and claim forms. †Available on most brands at participating locations only. Limited time offer. Price reductions vary: $7.00 on 12”-14” rims, $10.00 on 15” and 16” rims, $12.50 on 17” rims, $15.00 on 18”-20” rims, $20.00 on 21” rims, $25.00 on 22” and up rims. See Dealer for full details. VFord Protection Plan is only available for non-commercial cars and light trucks. If an eligible Ford, Motorcraft® or Ford-approved part fails due to a defect in material or workmanship, wear out or rust through, it will be replaced at no charge as long as the original purchaser of the part owns the vehicle on which the part was installed. Labour is covered for the first 12 months or 20,000 km (whichever occurs first) after the date of installation. Emergency brake pads are not eligible under this plan. See Service Advisor for complete details and limitations. **Excludes emergency brake pads or shoes. Machining or replacement of rotors and drums available at additional cost. ©2012 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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Lost & Found KITIMAT- FOUND!! At the Kitimat Public Library: prescription reading glasses, bookmarks (including 2 from Mexico), teddy bear, plush dog, scraper tool, man’s tshirt, black scarf, black hat, pink hat, umbrella, Grizzlies cap, black gloves, Canucks gloves, Olympics mittens, pink mittens, single blue mitten, blue/white ring, transformer toy, silver bracelet, photo of Grandpa dated Oct. 2011, Come to Library to claim. KITIMAT - FOUND CAT Grey, approx. 8mo old male cat found on Kitamaat Village Rd. White paws and chest. He was wearing a black diamond studded collar with a bell. Very affectionate. I want to go home!!! Call 250.632.7557

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Hay for Sale square bales, alfalfa mix $4.00 each 250 567-9813 Vanderhoof

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has an opening for a “SERVICE ADVISOR” This is a full time position & requires excellent interpersonal & communications skills. We are an equal opportunity employer so if you have what it takes to deliver a superior “CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE” we want to hear from you. bring your resume to 405 Enterprise Ave in Kitimat. Attn. Brad or Ed

have openings for the following positions to meet the needs of our growing operations in the Kitimat and Terrace Area • Heavy Duty Mechanic - Kitimat/Terrace • Concrete Truck Drivers - Kitimat • Concrete Q.C. Technician - Kitimat We are a union company affiliated with the Operating Engineers and Teamsters. Qualified applicants can submit resumes by Email: Kentron - Terrace Paving - Or by Fax: Kentron - 250-632-5048 Terrace Paving - 250-635-4121 Only those shortlisted will be contacted. No phone calls please.



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First Canada has an opening for a Casual Coach (Bus) Cleaner in Kitimat BC. The successful Coach Cleaner applicant will be required to work outside, 6 hours per day, Monday through Friday. Please mail, email, or fax resumes to Mr. Philip Malnis:

Help Wanted CITY OF Yellowknife. Lifeguard/Instructor. We are seeking an experienced individual to be a Lifeguard/Instructor. Refer to: for the required qualifications. Submit resumes by April 13, 2012, quoting competition 602-106U to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, YK, NT, X1A 2N4. Fax to: (867) 6693471. Email:

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Full and Part time for Coastal Taxi. We are also hiring part time dispatchers. Send resume & drivers abstract to PO Box 56 Kitimat, BC V8C 2G6 No phone calls

A full time position is available for 3 to 5 days per week starting immediately. Successful applicant should have excellent communication skills and previous experience working with the public. The applicant should enjoy working in a fast paced professional environment and be prepared to be trained in all areas of the office operation. Prior experience will help determine wage rate. Please submit resume and hand written cover letter to: Park Optometry 558 Mountainview Square Kitimat BC V8C 2N2 Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

KITIMAT - FORTUNE KITCHEN is hiring a full time delivery driver. Must have own vehicle. Drop resume to 410 Enterprise Ave or email Phone 250.632.3838 KITIMAT - JITTERS CAFE is looking for an Honest, Reliable, Hardworking, Mature person available to work part time, all shifts. Must have Food Safe. Apply in Person to Jitters Cafe, Upper City Centre Mall. KITIMAT - P/T WAITRESS wanted. Food Safe & Serving it Right preferred. Drop off resume at Chop Suey Kitchen 424 Enterprise Ave. after 4 p.m. Call 250.632-6666 MARDEN AUTO HAULING LTD. a Salmon Arm based small trucking company. Seeking Heavy Duty Mechanic Welding, hydraulic exp necessary Own tools. Competitive wages, Class1 driver, towing carrier, exp. an asset. Resume/abstract. fax 250-8040680, email:

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Company Drivers Owner Operators Excellent pay • shared benefits • safety equipment • safety bonus dry bulk pneumatic hauling • shift work involved Please send your resume to: Mark Davy, Phone: 866-487-4622 Fax: 403-235-0542 E-mail:

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Kitimat Requires a “part-Time Receptionist/Office Manager. Duties include: phone call receiving & direction, cash reconciliation, bank deposits, bookkeeping etc. Great communication skills required. Knowledge of computerized accounting systems and previous bookkeeping experience is an asset, drivers license required. We will train the right person. Apply in person with resume to Brad or Ed at Snow Valley Ford in Kitimat Sujitra’s Suds & Seams has an opening available for a permanent part time Counter person/Laundry attendant. Sewing skills preferred but not essential. Please drop off resume to 172 Nechako Centre during business hours. No phone calls please. Kitimat

Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services KITIMAT - PEDRO’S GRILL has openings for a Kitchen Prep person & a Waitress. Must be available during the day. Apply in person to Pedro’s Grill, 342 City Centre, Kitimat. No phone calls please

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Trades, Technical CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work;

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Auctions AUCTION #1 - MAY 26, 2012 @ TOPLEY’S GARAGE This sale will include a good selection of antiques, a very large selection of tools, vehicles and equipment. To consign to the sale early in order for us to get your merchandise advertised, call Mike’s Auction Limited as soon as possible. AUCTION #2 - JUNE 2, 2012 @ FORT ST. JAMES This a auction will be a very large tool and equipment sale - approximately 2,000 lots. If you would like to consign large equipment or vehicles, please contact Mike’s Auction Limited. Please note that we cannot take any small items at this already extremely large sale.

MIKES AUCTION LTD. (250) 694-3497 or Cell: (250) 692-6107 or Egon (250) 694-3319 Cell: (250) 570-2055 Email: As soon as possible Watch future papers for complete listings. HUGE RANCH & Farm Equipment Auction. Saturday April 14, 11am for Allan Smashnuk at 6188 Vla Road, Chase BC, Tractors, Haying Equipment, Livestock Equipment, Welding Equipment, etc. Phone: BC Livestock (250)573-3939

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Misc. Wanted LOCAL Coin Collector, looking to buy collections, Mint & Proof sets, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold, Silver Coins Etc. Any amount. Please Call Chad at 250-863-3082.

Real Estate For Sale By Owner 5 BDRM HOME IN TELKWA FOR SALE 3200 sq ft, 4 bath, includes washer & dryer, fridge & stove, dishwasher hot tub, natural gas, contact 250-845-3315 KITIMAT - FOR SALE BY OWNER. Well located 4 bedrooms up & 3 bedroom legal suite down. This home is a great investment opportunity. Well kept, very spacious rooms & comes with double car garage. For appointment, call 250.632.7712

Houses For Sale

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 CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991. DIY STEEL Building deals! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. Free brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170. FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless leg Syndrome and leg cramps gone. Sleep soundly, safe with medication, Proven results. 1-800-7658660. **HOME PHONE Reconnect** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid long distance specials! Feature package specials! Referral program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 KITIMAT - FOR SALE Free Spirit Treadmill. User capacity 275lbs. Excellent condition. $500 obo. Call 250.632.5775 or 250.639.6437 KITIMAT - MEDICAL BED FOR SALE. Power up, down, recline. Mattress like new. Paid $4500, asking $2000. Call 250.632.6009 KITIMAT - MOVING SALE Lots of furniture, livingroom, Diningroom. 2 Single beds & lots of misc. items including small appliances and some tools. Call 250632.2768 KITIMAT - Older Electric Mobility Chair (Jazzi). I am not pretty & have suffered a few scars along the way, but I work great. I come with a ROHO Cushion. $300 obo. Call 250.632.9788

Homes Wanted Kitimat

HOMES WANTED TO BUY Duplexes, Fourplexes or Multi Family homes. Call Aaron 250.826.2284 for information KITIMAT - HOME WANTED I live in Kitimat and am downsizing. Looking for a 3 Bedroom Rancher with garage and fenced back yard. Prefer a house with a chef’s kitchen, dining area, well maintained with landscaping. Call 250.639.9499


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Real Estate



Homes for Rent

Building Lot

KITIMAT House for rent 3 bedrooms, 1 bath. W/D, F/S. Fenced yard, close to school. No pets or Parties. $750 per month plus utilities. Ref. Req. Call (604)928-2381

in Kitimat’s newest subdivision. Lot #9 on #26 Wozney St. Backs onto park area. 36m front by 41 & 43m sides with a total of 11636 sq ft. All services at lot line. $58,900. NO HST ON THIS LOT Phone 250.632.5537 Kitimat

Revenue Property KITIMAT INCOME PROPERTY FOR SALE 4 bedroom, 2 bath fourplex in Nechako area with good long term renter in place. Great investment, close to schools. Asking $67,900 Call 780.231.4861 for information

Other Areas NOVA SCOTIA Rural water front lots for sale. Country living at its best. Three bedroom apartments for rent. 45 miles to university town. 1-902-5222343

Townhouses The Rotary Club of Kitimat was pleased to present a $1,000 donation to the Mount Elizabeth Secondary School food program “Between the Cracks”. Pictured are Rotary Club of Kitimat President Bryan Salsbury and Mount Elizabeth Secondary School Principal Janet Meyer.


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


Auto Financing YOU’RE APPROVED Poor, Good, OR No Credit at AUTO CREDIT NOW DL9597 Details and APPLY online OR TOLL FREE 1-877-356-0743

Cars - Domestic

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 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

Hillcrest Place Apartments Two bedrooms No Smoking, No Pets Starting at $675 monthly 250.632.7814 Kitimat

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Starting at $550 Balconies Security Entrances Cameras for your safety Now includes basic cable Email: Phone: 250.632.APTS (2787)


190,000km’s Runs Great and Looks Good Asking $3500obo Please call after 6pm 250.632.4369 Kitimat

Cars - Sports & Imports KITIMAT - 2009 TOYOTA MATRIX AWD, 2.4 litre auto., 59,000kms, A/C P/W, P/D, power mirrors & locks. Keyless entry, roof rack. Economical & Reliable. Asking $14000. Call 250.632.5211

Recreational/Sale KITIMAT - like new 2008 TRAVEL TRAILER, 25’, sleeps 7 comes with a/c full washroom, automated appliances & warranty. Must sell. Asking $17,500. Call 250.632.7712

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

Trucks & Vans




Free heat & Free hot water Furnished & Unfurnished 1 & 2 bedrooms Security Entries No Pets. No Smoking


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Downtown location Balconies Security Entrances Some furnished suites Call for an appointment 250.632.4511


Newer Buildings Elevators Security Entrances Covered Parking Balconies 250.632.4254

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V6, Power Steering, Power Brakes, A/C Cruise, AM/FM CD, Rear Heat, Block Heater, Towing Package. 165,000km’s, lady driven. $6500. Call 250.639.9359 Kitimat

COMING EVENTS Wednesday, April 18 PRE-KINDERGARTEN/KINDERGARTEN immunization clinic at the health unit, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., for all children born in the year 2007. Please call 250-632-3181 to book an appointment. Wednesay, April 18 KITIMAT GENERAL HOSPITAL FOUNDATION will be holding it’s AGM at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at the hospital. All welcome. Ongoing KITIMAT MUSEUM and Archives: Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art Student Exhibition until March 24 an exhibition of work by first year certificate students in the Fine Arts Program. The Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art brings nations together in the pursuit of higher education, and sets new standards for aspiring artists. It is the only school of its kind in Canada, focusing on traditional First Nations Pacific Northwest Coast art and skill development. The First Nations Fine Arts program is instructed and mentored by world-renowned artists Dempsey Bob (Tahltan and Tlingit), Stan Bevan (Tahltan, Tlingit and Tsimshian), and Ken McNeil (Tahltan, Tlingit and Nisga’a).

KITIMAT SENIORS BAND is looking for new members. If you have time in the day and would love an opportunity to play music with others, you need us and we need you. Call Lisa Frazer at 250632-3475 for more information. KITIMAT PUBLIC LIBRARY presents Mother Goose Storytime for pre-schoolers. Fridays 11-11:30 a.m. It’s free! Join us for story books, felt plays, songs, and fun! Registration not required. CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE Family Fun Spot Drop-In Monday and Friday afternoons 1-3 p.m., Wednesday mornings 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ages 0-5 welcome “A Great place for families to meet over coffee and toys!” Contact 250-632-3144 for more information. KITIMAT FIBRE ARTS GUILD: Interested in knitting, spinning, weaving, or any other fibre? For more information phone Maureen 250-632-5444. KITIMAT MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS - I have M.S. but M.S. does not have me. You are not alone, male or female, and the Kitimat M.S. group would like to be here for you. Total confidentiality. For more information contact Mary at 250639-6016. AGLOW OF KITIMAT: All are welcome at our Care Group and Bible Study for men and women, singles or married, Thursdays at 7 p.m. For information phone Brenda at 250-632-5771 or Wendi at 250-632-5673. DID YOU KNOW that literacy is more than just being able to read? The Kitimat

Adult Literacy Program provides FREE tutoring services for adult interested in improving their reading, writing, math, communication, and information technology skills. Is English NOT your first language? We provide FREE tutoring and small group English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. For more information please call Brandi at 250-632-7393 or to see what’s happening at the Community Corner check us out at or find us on facebook. DO YOU HAVE DIABETES? We offer individual and group counseling. Certification for blood glucose strips is available. Make an appointment and bring your meter. The Good Food Box is part of our program. Forms for this can be picked up at the Living Well Program or at the hospital main desk. Donations for this worthwhile program are always accepted. For more info call 250-632-8313 during operating hours - Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. to noon, Thursdays 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. - or leave message on our voice mail. We are located on the second floor of the Kitimat Hospital in the Home Support offices. PRAYER CANADA KITIMAT meets upstairs at the fire hall Tuesdays, from noon - 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to pray for our city council and those in positions of authority in Kitimat, for the government of BC and of Canada. For information call Lesley at 250-6324554.

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Sports & Leisure



BC Seniors Games Anniversary

Your 55 + Games

Skylar Pacheco accepting his Rookie of the Year trophy from the Prince George Spruce Kings. Photo by Ron Gallo, Communications Director for the Spruce Kings.

Aug. 21 to 25, 2012


Kitimatian Rookie of the Year

a Junior B team, the Creston Thundercats last year, and was a student in the Pursuit of Excellence hockey camp in Kelowna the year prior. His three-year plan is to get into the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). His success on the ice comes down to using his head more than his physical strength. “I just have to be smart with the puck,” he said, adding he’s not the big-

Electoral Area 1 (Kitimat) Kitimat: Linda Campbell

School Trustee Oath of Office Ceremony followed by Regular (Public) Board of Education Meeting Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 5:00 p.m. Board of Education Office, Terrace 3211 Kenney Street, Terrace, B.C. V8G 3E9 Tel. (250) 635-4931 or 1-855-635-4931 local 4401 . Fax (250) 635-4287 .

Easter Dinner

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“It’s a really big honour.”

gest or strongest guy on the team. He is one of many of the outsiders on the team. Only two players on the team are from Prince George, many others from Vancouver, Ontario, Alaska and California. Spruce Kings General Manager Mike Hawes said that the skill Pacheco brought to the ice was a welcome surprise, who wowed them beyond their expectations for his first year. “He had a great season for us. It was definitely a pleasant surprise for us. Skylar ended up being a much better player than we even thought he was,” said Hawes. He said he looks forward to Pacheco’s play over the next few years. To get Rookie of the Year, he said they look at the athlete’s entire skill set, from their attitude to dedication to their ability on the ice.



me awkwardly,” he said. He has since recovered fully from the injury, after being off for about a month. Pacheco, in grade 12, was playing in


Cameron Orr Kitimat-born Skylar Pacheco has a bright future of hockey ahead of him, taking the title of Rookie of the Year in the Prince George Spruce Kings hockey team. The award caps off a season that saw him play in 52 regular season games and four playoff games. Over the regular season he got one goal and had 15 assists for 16 points. He had one assist in the four playoff games. Naturally Pacheco is thrilled with the recognition of the award. “It’s a really big honour,” he told the Sentinel. “[The] coaching staff has been really good to me, giving me a lot of opportunity to play. It’s been a really great year.” At a 60 game season, Pacheco missed eight of those with a high-ankle sprain. “In one of the games someone fell on

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Sunday, April 8 from 5 to 8 pm at the Kitimat Royal Canadian Legion Hall (upstairs) (upstairs)

Turkey, Ham with all of the fixings! Adults $15 each / Children $10 Pay at the door.


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April 04, 2012 edition of the Kitimat Northern Sentinel