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Trauma response quickens PEOPLE IN need of advanced trauma care will be flown out faster thanks to a pilot project just introduced here. Offered by the Northern Health Authority in conjunction with the B.C. Ambulance Service, paramedics can now decide if a patient needs to be airlifted out for more specialized care before arriving at the hospital. The idea is to save time that’s essential in dealing with critical cases. “Before March 1, physicians in Terrace's Mills Memorial Hospital were the only people who could activate the critical care transport paramedic team and aircraft to rush a critically ill or injured patient to Prince George or Vancouver,” said chief operating officer of BC Ambulance services, Les Fisher. “This not only used valuable time, but in some cases, the airplane might already be transporting another patient with less serious injuries.” Alerting the critical care transport team means a fixed wing plane is kept on standby and its crew is alerted. “What it does for the patient is it puts that plane on standby mode so it can't do a routine transfer to the hospital,” said Norene Parke, the BC Ambulance Service’s Terrace unit chief. If there were two or three people hurt, paramedics could potentially put two or three planes on standby, she added. “It's all about patient care and at the end of the day we're all one big team whether it's from the paramedic in the pre-hospital setting to the doctors and nurses in emergency and the trauma hospital,” Parke said. Patients would be sent to Vancouver, Victoria, Prince George or BC Children's

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NORENE PARKE, Terrace’s unit chief for BC Ambulance Services, shows how she would use her radio to call for a medevac flight and crew to be put on standby for a critically injured patient. Hospital in Vancouver depending on the nature of their injuries. Once paramedics get the patient to the hospital, the physician attending the patient then has 30 minutes to decide whether the aircraft will be sent here to pick up the patient. “Our whole thought process is from the time of in-

sult (injury) until the patient gets to definitive care that we want to lessen that time frame,” said Parke. “Patient outcomes are directly attributed to that length of time.” “When you look at trauma calls, the survivability in the north is the lowest in the province,” Parke said, adding this is due to it taking

longer to get patients to the care they need because of the distances involved. Terrace-based physician Dr. Geoff Appleton, the Northern Health Authority’s northwestern health director also pointed to the idea of speeding up the ordering of a medevac flight.

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BC HYDRO has pushed the price tag of its Northwest Transmission Line past what was regarded as an upper-end cost just over a year ago. The new figure of $561 million is listed in the provincial crown corporation's service plan for the years 2012 to 2015 and was posted to its website in February. It's more than the range of prices provided in late 2010 – from $364 million to $525 million – and substantially more than the $404 million that was being commonly used in press releases and other government pronouncements for several years. “As you get further along in detail and in understanding [costs can rise],” said BC Hydro official Greg Reimer of the project to run a 287 kV transmission line 344 km from BC Hydro's Skeena Substation south of Terrace to Bob Quinn on Hwy 37 North. He said final details of purchase contracts and regulatory requirements for fish and wildlife compensation contributed to the increased cost figure. “BC Hydro has refined ... project costs as we concluded procurement and contract negotiations and finalized key aspects of the project, including regulatory requirements for fish and wildlife compensation; as a result we are confident of this figure,” said Reimer of the new $561 million total. Despite the new cost figure, Reimer said the transmission line will benefit the area and province. “This particular project is a good project for British Columbia,” he said of its ability to provide stable and cost efficient power to mining companies and others in the northwestern portion of the province and to carry power from hydro-electric projects to the BC Hydro system. BC Hydro has tendered the largest contract tied to the transmission line, that of the design and building of the line itself. This went to the partnership of Valard Construction and Burns and McDonnell. Valard is the contractor and Burns McDonnell is the designer. BC Hydro has also signed financial impact benefits agreements with the First Nations in recognition of the line that will go over their traditional territory and the Nisga'a Lisims Government for the portion of the line that will go over land covered by the Nisga'a land claims treaty. And while BC Hydro now says it is confident of its final cost, it has not tendered all of its contracts for the project. Still to come, for instance, is the contract to build a substation at Bob Quinn and to make improvements at the Skeena Substation. Companies either buying power from BC Hydro or selling power will connect at Bob Quinn while the connection at the Skeena Substation ties the transmission line into BC Hydro's provincial grid. The more the line costs, the more financial exposure there is for BC Hydro customers and taxpayers.

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Standoff leads to charges ADDITIONAL CHARGES could be filed against a teenage girl who allegedly broke into a home March 16, sparking an hours-long standoff with nearly 20 police officers. The 16-year-old, who is known to police, has already been charged with break and enter, theft and mischief. Terrace RCMP Inspector Dana Hart said prosecutors can decide to approve additional charges or amend ones already filed. In the meantime, the teenager is free. “She was released from custody on Saturday (March 17) to a parent on numerous conditions,” said Hart. The standoff began shortly after 5:30 a.m. March 16 when someone broke into a home on the 4600 block of Scott Ave., waking up the lone female occupant of the house. She fled to a neighbour’s and phoned police. The first officers on the scene said they saw a female carrying a

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tives are still unclear as is the origin of the knife.” Police took the opportunity to remind the public to keep their homes locked. “The door to the residence was not locked and so a message to people from police is to always lock their homes and vehicles,” said Hart.

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More money needed to pay for power line So far BC Hydro has covered off $310 million of its now-stated $561 million cost. The largest revenue deal so far is for $180 million from Calgarybased AltaGas which is building the $700 million 195 megawatt Forest Kerr run-of-river hydro-electric project on the Iskut River. It also has plans to build two smaller run of river projects totalling 111 megawatts on the Iskut and that would take its total spending to $1 billion. Half of the $180 million AltaGas contribution is for the construction of the line. The other $90 million is being paid out in installments for 20 years once the line is completed in return for using the transmission line. The second largest contribution to date is $130 million from a $1 billion federal government green infrastructure fund. It’s part of the federal government’s capital spending campaign to pull the country out of its current recession. The $130 million commitment, made in 2009, will be paid in stages. It is the largest payment from the infrastructure fund and is the

largest single federal spending commitment in the history of the northwest. Still, BC Hydro will need more than $250 million from other sources if it wants to completely close the gap between construction cost and contributions. “Our expectation is that future industrial and [independent power producers] users ... will be required to pay capital contributions to offset a portion of the initial capital costs of the project,� said Reimer. “This will reduce and possibly eliminate the ultimate impact on ratepayers and at this time we are still working on these details,� he said. Topping the list of future contributors is Imperial Metals which is working on final permitting and financing for its Red Chris copper property north of Bob Quinn. The project already has provincial and federal environmental approval. Imperial would need to build its own line from its ore body down to the Bob Quinn substation. And while it has said it wants to be BC Hydro’s first customer

by having its mine ready to open when the Northwest Transmission Line is finished in early 2014, a connection deal has yet to be announced. Another active mineral property is the Kerr–SulphuretsMitchell property west and to the south of Bob Quinn, owned by Seabridge Gold, and being marketed as one of the largest undeveloped gold deposits in Canada and one of the largest copper properties in the world. Seabridge has been gathering environment and technical information for years and plans to apply for environmental approval this fall. Its project plan does call for it to use power from the Northwest Transmission Line. Given that the company is focussed now on environmental approval, a company official said it was premature to talk about any kind of financial agreement with BC Hydro. A third property, Galore Creek which is to the west of Bob Quinn

and which is also a major copper ore body, is also a potential customer but its future is uncertain. Owned equally by junior NovaGold and major Teck Resources, Galore Creek became the focus for the northwest in the middle part of the last decade when both companies began developing a large mine at the location. Part of the construction program involved paying for a portion of the transmission line. But mine development costs soared in late 2007 and the mine project was put on hold. That also put the brakes on the transmission line until the federal government came up with its $130 million. NovaGold did release a new and optimistic mine plan in 2011 but late last year announced it was spinning its copper holdings off to a new company, NovaCopper so it could concentrate on an Alaskan gold property. It also announced it was putting its share of Galore Creek up for sale.

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To Consider: ➤ Review 2011 ďŹ nancial statement. Sales increased 39.3% to $192.3 million and net savings increased $7.2 million to $14.6 million or 7.7% of sales. ➤ Directors recommendation of a patronage allocation of $8.7 million or 4.7% of 2011 purchases. ➤ Election of 3 Directors ➤ Guest speaker FCL Director Judy Clavier ➤ Co-op Gift CertiďŹ cates, Hampers and Door Prizes valued at $500 Complimentary tickets for supper must be picked up prior to April 20th at the Co-op General OfďŹ ce. Sorry, no children please

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teven Critchley was doing what a good number of northwestern residents were doing when the depressed forest industry sent the economy into a freefall here. He was working a job sprung from Alberta’s oilsands and commuting back and forth to B.C. But with work now underway on BC Hydro’s Northwest Transmission Line, more and more locals who have been working out of town now have more homebased opportunities. Work on the NTL is also keeping locally-based workers from having to leave to earn a living. And more and more people are not only working on various aspects of the power line’s construction within their field of expertise, but are also building up experience and skills that will stand them in good stead in the years ahead. In the Terrace area, Critchley landed a job that’s enabled him to spend more time with his family at home. He works as a site safety officer with Hatch, an Ontario-based company with offices throughout the world. Hatch is BC Hydro’s on-site construction management company for the $500 million-plus Northwest Transmission Line. Clearing for the line began in January and although was at first hampered by the winter’s heavy snowfall, work is now well underway. Critchley travels to various jobs sites along the line, and while stints up near Bob Quinn require some in-camp time, it’s not like travelling to Alberta. “I’m home a lot more now,” said Critchley, who’s been working alongside a variety of crews, including Kitselas Forest Products Ltd. on the stretch from BC Hydro’s Skeena Substation south of Terrace approximately 7 kilometres north to the Skeena River. It’s within the traditional territory of the Kitselas First Nation and its members are benefitting through direct-award contracts signed with BC Hydro. These kinds of contracts stem from impact benefits agreements BC Hydro signed with First Na-

tions and with the Nisga’a Lisims Government along the power line route. “We manage forest licences for Kitselas First Nation,” said Terry Collins, of Kitselas Forest Products Ltd. “We also have taken on the direct award contract for the .... line clearing and road building.” The company subcontracts work to Long’s Logging, with whom Kitselas Forest Products have had a six-year working relationship, said Collins. “It’s really giving an opportunity as the forest industry has really hit a low right now with the markets being the way they are it really allows the ... Long’s workers to continue working,” said Collins. “If this opportunity wasn’t here there would have been layoffs. “A lot of people are having to leave the area either to go work in Alberta or up north or in the oil patch but this gives them the opportunity to continue working in our area.” Kitselas Forest Products is aiming to be finished clearing sometime this week, said Collins. Next, a road will be built which is weather dependent but has a finish date aimed at July. In all, 344km of power line route will have to be cleared from the Skeena Substation to Bob Quinn on Hwy37 North as well as access roads to the construction sites and landing areas for the construction equipment and for the towers themselves. At the same time as work is going on leading north of the Skeena Substation, Tahltan crews are at Bob Quinn, working their way 40 km to the south. That’s also work obtained through a direct contract from BC Hydro. A similar one has been signed with the Kitsumkalum for approximately 54 km of route clearing, running north of the Skeena River to where the Kitsumkalum traditional territory meets with the boundary of the Nisga’a Lisims Government’s land claims treaty. “I really see as there’s going to be a lot of jobs coming once the line is completed,” said Collins.

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The path for the Northwest Transmission Line is being cleared, right from Kilometre Zero. By Lauren Benn

TERRY COLLINS of the Kitselas Resource Department and BC Hydro safety co-ordinator Steven Critchley stand before a slash burn at about Kilometre 4 of the Northwest Transmission Line.

Where does the wood go? WITH 344 kilometres to be cleared for the Northwest Transmission Line, there’s a lot of trees to be cut. Here’s BC Hydro’s plan for what to do with all of them: Merchantable timber (logs that have value) is being harvested

and is allocated to different parties based on the saw log grade and the terms of the contracts. Slash (wood waste) which includes non-merchantable timber will either be burned or removed from the site for chipping. Again, this depends on the lo-

cation and the options available at that location. Burning is permitted in some instances, under the terms of our Environmental Assessment Certificate. This information was provided by BC Hydro official Lesley Wood.


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It’s free! ONE OF the sure signs of spring in Terrace is the arrival of student-laden yellow school buses bearing the names of surrounding school districts on their sides. They’re the most visible indicator that it’s time for the Pacific Northwest Music Festival, which starts tomorrow and ends April 28. This is the 47th year for the festival which showcases and adjudicates the talents of many northwestern residents of all ages in categories representing band, dance, speech arts, musical instruments, piano, vocal and choral. It’s safe to say there is no other event of this magnitude and complexity involving this many participants in northwestern B.C. Two years ago, there were 1,250 entries. Last year 1,326 and this year, festival organizers have processed 1,369 entries. That’s just entries. Bands, ensembles and other groups count for one entry so the actual number of participants is far more. Little known is that save for the scholarship performance and gala performance nights, all adjudication sessions are free, making the festival the entertainment deal of the year. School jazz band performances are especially popular, taking place at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre beginning 10 a.m. Sunday, April 15. Those interested in attending various sessions will, however, have to buy a program for full details. They’re available at Sight and Sound and Misty River Books. ESTABLISHED APRIL 27, 1988

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rotecting our environment requires more than an annual Turn Out the Lights or Clean Our Rivers day. Small, daily steps by individuals help get us there. Some Terrace youngsters have grasped this notion of individual responsibility. For instance, five- and six-yearolds have foregone birthday gifts in favour of friends donating to food banks or other charities instead. Two Northwest Community College students teamed up to write and publish a children’s book that raised awareness about waste. “They used Terrace and Thornhill dumps as examples,” reports The Terrace Standard. “Their book, World Warriors: Kids Protecting the Planet, was circulated to grades four and five classes throughout Terrace. “The book asked kids to write down their ideas about how to reduce, reuse, or compost items rather than adding to either landfill.” To pay the salary of a graphic artist to compile the book, and have it printed on recycled paper, the two students applied for a Community Education and Zero

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CLAUDETTE SANDECKI Waste Marketing Grant from the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine. These grants, ranging up to $2,000 per project, will pay 75 per cent of invoiced costs incurred during a project, and a final 25 percent after a project is completed and evaluated. This year, the regional district’s fourth for Zero Waste grants, the regional district has set aside $32,000 for projects tackling zero waste in novel ways. One way, so far without the support of a grant, is a plan spearheaded by a local woman to collect pre-worn prom dresses for use by this

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18 pounds, mainly makeup. This weight leads to back and shoulder pain for which many seek chiropractic treatment when what they really need is lightening of their handbag. Believing conservation should be taught at a young age, two Edmonton authors, Debby Waldman and Rita Feutl, highlighted zero waste through “Room Enough for Daisy,” a book emphasizing how, at every opportunity, Christmas and birthday we overload kids with useless disposable plastic toys. These toys crowd the kid for space, making them feel claustrophobic, and give them a perpetual problem keeping their room tidy. Amid this overabundance of easy-come, easy-go possessions, kids fail to respect their belongings. One soon-to-be-grad, who hates how girls compete to have the most expensive prom dress, is collecting donations for girls who can’t afford to buy a gown. If she can collect $1,000 toward the Cinderella Project, she vows to attend her prom wearing a garment fashioned from garbage bags. At last report, Mom was hunting an easy-to-sew design for a Glad dress.

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year’s grads who would otherwise miss the event because their family can’t afford the expense. Prom dresses are seldom worn more than once, making them one of the biggest extravagances of any graduation. To dazzle classmates a prom dress need not be brand spanking new, merely new to the teen wearing it. Dry cleaning is being done free, as are alterations. Other professionals are donating hairstyling, makeup, and manicures. In January a group of teens braved a day of attending high school without makeup, merely finger combing their hair. They called their day See Me 4 Me. Though their main aim was to make a point about girls bullying others over their appearance, did they realize they also tinkered with the amount of pollution caused through the manufacturing of lipsticks and other beauty products? Had their experiment caught on in other schools or persisted for a month, Revlon and Olay might have noted a dip in their profits. Incidentally, a study concluded the average weight of a woman’s shoulder bag is

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The Mail Bag Hazards need to be corrected An open letter to: Randy Penner, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, Terrace, BC

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PREMIER CHRISTY Clark and key cabinet ministers during a recent legislative session.

When’s that election anyway? Dear Sir: H m m m m … . L e t ’s see now. The BC Liberals did not listen to anyone when it came to the HST. Then they had to backtrack with a referendum. That kind of leadership has left BC with a huge debt of liability to the federal government who is controlled by the

federal Conservative Party. Leadership has been largely absent in the missing women’s Inquiry, which should be a no brainer for our Family First champion. Hmmmm….the Union of BC Municipalities passed motions supporting the opposition to oil pipelines and an oil tanker ban.

Traditionally the BC Liberals have taken their cue from the AGM of Union BC Municipalities. Yet Premier Christy Clark’s Minister of Energy and Mines has taken to criticizing local leadership for taking a position against Northern Gateway which according to the conservatives will be their

national interest decision anyway. Now the Premier’s Office is filled with prominent former federal Conservative government advisors and Enbridge consultants. To be fair the NDP opposition, especially our current Skeena MLA, who recently jumped on the economic development

bandwagon, have been equally anemic. Aboriginal relations, especially in treaty negotiations and crown corporations, have maintained the Neolithic dogma of Indian Affairs. So what do we have to look forward to in the next election? Steve Wilson, Terrace, BC

Dear Sir: I noticed about three weeks ago that there was a big boulder surrounded by several smaller rocks just north of the last rock screen on the south end of Lava Lake. It is about 5 to 7 metres above the road and would certainly crush a vehicle if it came down; it will block a lane if it does. I reported this to Gary Cox (Nechako Northcoast) up here. He told me he had put that one and a few others on a request for scaling that had been in for a long time. One of the rock hazards is on a request that has been in for more than a year. I hope they are taken care of before someone gets killed. Speaking of deaths, we’ve had a couple at onelane bridges up here, as well as several head on collisions My wife, Dawn Germyn, wrote a letter to the minister about the bridges a couple of months ago. I know he saw several himself on a visit about a month ago. The one at the bottom of the Tseax hill is a disaster waiting to happen, especially when the roads are icy. A big truck can’t stop once it is a third of the way down the hill; we’ve seen a couple of very close calls. I guess new bridge cost must be measured by the number of deaths (maybe five deaths is worth one new bridge) just like I’ve seen it take a death before a stop sign is put in place at some unsafe places. I wish you luck in getting this government to spring the money to correct these hazards before more people are killed. Thank you for your attention to these details. Des Belton, New Aiyansh, BC

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know people in their 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s who refuse to learn how to turn on a computer, who will never own a cell phone, who will struggle to their dying day with anything technological, who view change as something to be feared and avoided. I’m actually related to a couple of them. But, they are in the minority. Yes, as middle-aged and older adults, we do wrestle with microwave clocks, find programming our PVRs a challenge, and often resort to phoning our kids or grandkids when we run into yet another ‘glitch’ on our laptop (isn’t that why we had kids in the first place?). But we know how to show up on time every single workday. We know how to dress appropriately for the workplace. We know how to give an honest day’s labour for an honest day’s wages. We have learned a great deal on this journey called life even though it’s difficult sometimes to put it on a resume that can only be two pages long. We know how

to communicate and how to treat customers. We know what it’s like to do without during times of recession and how to monitor our spending during times of wealth. We’re the ones who created the concept of continuing education because we’re the ones who created the concept of life-long learning. Yes, my knees creak when I squat down to play with my grandson and yes, my fingers are not as nimble as they used to be, but there are many much younger people in this town who can tell the coming weather by the pain in their joints too. According to the British Columbia Human Rights Code regarding discrimination in employment, “A person must not refuse to employ or refuse to continue to employ a person, or discriminate against a person regarding employment or any term or condition of employment because of the… age of that person…” The code goes on to describe ageism as, “stereotyping and prejudice against individuals or

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MICHELLE COOPER groups because of their age. Ageism can lead to individual acts of discrimination, as well as discrimination that is systemic in nature, such as in the design and everyday operations of workplaces, services, programs and facilities. Age discrimination means treating someone differently and poorly, or harassing or insulting someone because of their age. Discrimination may also happen

when a rule, condition, policy or practice that is the same for everyone has an unfair effect on a person because of their age.” As a recent participant in the mature career opportunities program offered by the Terrace and District Community Services Society, I spoke with a number of people who have, as older workers, experienced ageism firsthand. I was shocked at how blatant the discrimination was in some cases. I knew it existed, but somehow I thought today’s employers would be more cautious about crossing the boundaries into law-suit land. I assumed they would be far more savvy about the laws and far more subtle in their approach. It is illegal to discriminate against someone because of their age. It is also, perhaps more importantly, immoral. Shame on you, those of you who are ignorant of the amazing potential of older workers. Just because we’re a little grey on top of our heads does not mean the grey matter inside is not up to

par. Times have changed in the world and most of us are not in the position to be able to enjoy “a life of leisure” no matter what age we are. Bottom line is we, young and old, need to be employed. For an employer to close the door, not because of someone’s inability to do the job, but because of hair color and assumptions, is wrong. Do not tell us we are too old. Tell us we can give the job a shot. Tell us we have the right to a job we are capable of doing well in spite of a few creaks. Tell us that our reliability, honesty, experience, and simple common sense earned by living so many years, are worth giving us the opportunity to prove that we are nowhere near ready for pasture. Mature workers bring a world of experience to the table and can provide many years of loyal service when compensated and treated fairly. And if you don’t believe me, go ask your mother. Michelle Cooper is a retired teacher living in Terrace, BC


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Could China build pipeline? Dear Sir: I would like to thank Petro China for saying they would be glad to build the Enbridge pipeline. It would complete their economic trilogy of advantage over the Canadian economy. Sinopec already owns a large stake in the Alberta Tar Sands. So they make money mining Canadian bitu-

men for themselves. Now they are proposing making money sending it to themselves where they will make still more money processing it. Would that the Harper government could emulate such an integrated economy for us. Instead, they seem bent on selling our resource wealth at the least possible com-

Good to see them doing well Dear Sir: It’s good to see former City of Terrace employees doing so well in their advancement, “Former planner takes on top job,” March 21, 2012 issue of The Terrace Standard. Former building inspector Paul Gipps is now an assistant chief administrative officer in Mission, former city chief administrative officer Ron Poole is the chief administrative officer in Kitimat, former fire chief Peter Weeber is the chief administrative officer in Stewart and now David Trawin, who was the planner here in Terrace, is the new chief administrative officer in Kamloops. The team work and leadership experience has added much to their growth. I wish them all continued good service in the years to come. Likewise the remaining work force in the city. Olga Power, Nanaimo, BC (Olga Power is a former City of Terrace councillor.)

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pound value. At what point can we say that Harper is working harder for the Chinese than for Canadians? Robert Hart, Terrace, BC (Editor’s Note: Enbridge says any talk of PetroChina being contracted to build the Northern Gateway pipeline is speculation. “To speculate at this

time about who might be contracted to build a project that has yet to receive regulatory approval is premature in the extreme,” reads an Enbridge statement. “Construction of Northern Gateway would be through an open bid process, and to be successful any bid would have to meet Enbridge’s stringent requirements and meet

all federal and provincial employment standards.” “Enbridge is firmly committed to hiring as many local people as possible to build and operate Northern Gateway and is not anticipating bringing in overseas workers to construct or operate the project,” the statement continues.)

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The Terrace Animal Shelter would like to express its sincere gratitude to all those generous animal lovers of all ages who donated funds towards “Wolfie’s” corrective eye surgery. Along with your help and the support of Dr. Nagy and Dr. Farkvam, “Wolfie” had corrective surgery March 10 - 12 on one eye and is recovering nicely with his adoptive family Joe & Cheryl. Again, from the shelter and staff and of course “Wolfie”,

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Police pursue Nass charges CHARGES are pending for two of three busts made by RCMP officers in the Nass Valley earlier this year. Police have recommended charges under the liquor act against two brothers, said Lisims/Nass Valley RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Donovan Tait, adding that the police are still investigating. Those charges are unlawful sale of liquor and supply liquor to a minor. On February 2, officers made arrests at what they called a “sophisticated crime operation” after executing a search warrant on a residence in Laxgalts’ap (Greenville). Police seized nearly $3,000 in cash, two firearms and 24 grams of “rock” cocaine, reported police at the time. Also seized were seven unopened 18-pack cases of beer, three cases of vodka and a flat of coolers, said police. The residence was well-known for bootlegging liquor, trafficking drugs and other illegal activity, said police. Counterfeit money was also found and was believed to be distributed as change to unsuspecting buyers, said police. In another high profile case, no charge recommendations are being forwarded yet but police continue to investigate after they raided a residence also used as the Greenville postal outlet. “The suspects are in different stages of treatment and there will be some ‘cultural sanctions’ I believe as well,” said Tait of the results of the case so far.

On February 10, three adults and a youth were taken into custody after officers executed a search warrant on the residence. The search confirmed “heavy drug activity” inside the house and officers found evidence of cocaine there, Tait said at that time. Police also seized an undisclosed amount of cash from the residence, added Tait. The four people were released as they hadn’t been charged yet and police continue to investigate, he added. Postal services were moved to the Greenville band office. Canada Post spokesperson John Caines said later that its Greenville postmaster had resigned and a new one was being sought. Meanwhile, police will be forwarding charge recommendations in the near future after a bust at another Greenville residence, said Tait. On February 24, police executed a search warrant at a residence and seized 163 dime bags of marijuana individually packaged with an estimated street value of $1,600 and nearly $400 cash in small denominations, reported police at that time. A man who lived at the house, which was well-known to police, was arrested, said police. Police described the residence as a brisk, street level, marihuana sales operation, said Tait said at that time. Police will be seeking charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, added Tait.

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Land future debated WHAT WAS once the Terrace Co-op shopping centre complex on Greig Ave. is now a large field of dirt. And as members of a task force charged with the fate of the property have learned, that field consists of different lots and is zoned for different uses. The eight-member task force is to report back to city council in roughly one year with recommendations for the entire location which was purchased by the City in late 2005 for $1 million. The east side of the property across from the Best Western is zoned C-7, downtown tourism zone, with possible uses including a cultural facility, hotel with retail, museum, office, restaurant or town square. That zone touches two different lots. The southwest corner, close to Staples, is zoned C1-A, considered suitable for higher density commercial and residential development. It applies to one lot. Zone C1-Core Commercial, located on the northwest side of the property facing Greig Ave. can offer a full range of commercial goods and services, administrative and financial offices and medical services. That zone applies to two lots. Zoning can be changed if it’s warranted, explained city development services director Marvin Kwiatkowski to task force members when they met

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for an inaugural session March 9. The group already knows that two of the three parcels are some time away yet from being developed. That’s because the city is still working to get parts of the whole property a provincial thumbs up for being environmentally sound. The area on the corner of Greig and Kalum drew particular attention because it once contained a gas bar. The city began work to clear contamination there in 2005. But that process took much longer than expected, explained Kwiatkowski. At the time, it was thought land contami-

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Home sales rising as spring arrives LOCAL REALTORS are starting to experience sales situations more common in hotter markets such as the Lower Mainland. “Multiple offers, offers at list or near list or more than list price, listings selling within a few days. It’s not common, but it is happening,” says Remax’s John Evans of today’s local market. An increase in regional industrial activity, which benefits Terrace because of its central location, and continued low interest rates are doing their part. More homes were sold in the Terrace area for the first months of this year compared to the same period in 2011 but the average price fell, indicate statistics from the BC Northern Real Estate Board. In all, 41 detached residential homes were sold through the Multiple Listing Service at an average price of $200,926. That’s compared to 24 homes

for the same period in 2011 at an average price of $220,213. Listings have also increased, from 201 in 2011 to 220 this year. Four manufactured homes in trailer parks and three manufactured homes on lots were sold for the first three months of this year. All told, 60 properties changed hands from Jan. 31 to the end of March compared to 43 properties for the same period in 2011. The value of all the properties sold this year has amounted to $12 million, substantially up from the $7.4 million in 2011. Evans said the drop in average prices from last year to this year may seem surprising but isn’t once you delve a bit deeper. “We’re seeing more entry level homes selling and because these typically are at a lower price, it affects the average price,” he said. Rents are increasing because of the improving economy and

reduction in supply to the point where people are deciding to buy instead, Evans added. “A typical rent now is $800 $1,000 a month,” he said. “When you look at an interest rate of 2.99 per cent over a 25-year term and a payment of $800 a month, that can buy you today a house for $169,000,” said Evans. He described today’s real estate market as a “perfect storm,” noting that it’s been years since realtors have experienced such a strong demand. There’s no typical buyer and instead a broad mix of people wanting to get into the market. “We have first time buyers, people trading up, people coming in [from the outside],” said Evans. In Kitimat, 29 houses sold for the first three months of 2011 at an average price of $142,137 compared to 50 homes this year at an average price of $170,103.

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Co-op land debated An old oil tank was discovered. Contaminated soil, which bordered two lots, was removed but more work is needed. What will likely happen, said Kwiatkowski, is that the three main parcels will become six — making three that can be developed sooner and three requiring more testing before receiving a green light. That process will take one year or more though, Kwiatkowski said. Further testing of the affected

parcels is on hold because the city doesn’t have the money to do the work, he said. The city is waiting to apply for provincial grant money to pay for the work and in the meantime, the task force is making plans. “I’m pleased that finally action is being taken on the property,” said city councillor and task force member James Cordeiro. “And I’m guardedly optimistic that the committee will be able to bring forward a viable recom-

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Book highlights joy of local paddling A LABOUR of love begun in 1995 has come to life in a guide to northwest whitewater paddling. Author Tania Millen of Terrace says life got in the way when she began researching “Rock-

in’ Whitewater” but the guide to what many classify as world class paddling is now out. The guide lays out 47 whitewater runs and 10 playspots encompassing four major rivers – the Skeena, Nass,

Stikine and Kitimat – and their tributaries. There’s everything from a leisurely Class 1 to 2 paddle down the Exstew to a rollicking class 4 to 5 run on Middle Williams Creek. Millen said she wrote

the book with the help of 20 other paddlers for a couple of reasons: to provide, for the first time, information for paddlers on whitewater here and to stimulate those not so frequent paddlers to take advan-

tage of the that water. Readers will also enjoy cultural and historical notes as well. There are tables listing the runs and play spots alphabetically, by degree of difficulty and there are maps showing

put in and take out locations. Rockin’ Whitewater will be launched at 7 p.m. April 12 at Kitchies Bakery and Eatery in Terrace Limited copies are available April 12 at Misty River Books.

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Local charity fills increasing need By JANINE WORKMAN HELPING HANDS of the Pacific Northwest is growing in the Terrace and Thornhill communities as more businesses and individuals lend their support. The charity was started by Ron and Mavis Ramsey as a way to help struggling seniors pay for their prescriptions, especially in the new year, when insurance deductibles must be paid before support kicks in. “More and more people are getting interested,” said Ron Ramsey, adding that the need has increased along with the support, making the growth of this charity important to this community — and maybe one day, others in the northwest. “We’ve probably increased 30 per cent,” Ramsey said of donations this year. Donations are received in the form of pop and alcohol empties, brass and metals and cash donations. Volunteers also give by offering their time to sort bottles and cans. Ramsey has an empty house in Thornhill dedicated to the washing and sorting of cans and bottles, where he sometimes spends upwards of nine hours a day at times. He also drives to people’s homes and businesses to pick up donations. He and Mavis started this charity three years ago, when staff at Mills Memorial Hospital told them hospitalization of seniors jumps in January because many of them can’t afford to pay their health care

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HERE IS Ron Ramsey, Jodie Ramsey and Brian Wilson hard at work returning bottles and cans to raise money for the charity Helping Hands of the Pacific Northwest.

deductibles as a new year demands a new lump payment. All four of Terrace’s pharmacies are now on board with the project, accessing money from the charity to help those they see to be having a hard time. The money can also be used for food, said Ramsey, explaining some illnesses require a specific diet, or sometimes a pharmacist simply recognizes that a senior is malnourished and gives them money to buy groceries.

Children with illness are also a focus for the charity, along with cancer patients. One of those children is threeyear-old Jack Armstrong, who is battling leukemia. Ramsey noted the expenses that can come through illnesses like this can be unbelievable and said Helping Hands of the Pacific Northwest will offer what it can for support of the Armstrongs for as long as they need it. “We are going to [stick to help-

ing] young Jack Armstrong,” Ramsey said. “Him and any other little kid that comes along who has a problem.” This winter the coffers have been held steady, an improvement from last year when the charity ran out of money one time. However, Ramsey has a backup plan and simply phoned an individual in the community who had asked him to call should the well run dry. Ramsey did and was given

$600 to hold the charity over. Another addition this year has been Ramsey’s daughter, Jodie and her fiancé, Brian Wilson. The two plan to keep the organization going once Ron, who is in his 70s and struggles with a sore knee, is unable to. “Because that’s what we do,” said Jodie, when asked why she and her partner got onboard with Helping Hands, and it truly is a family effort as Ron is also assisted by his brother Ted Ramsey.

Gaming grants returned By MARGARET SPEIRS VOLUNTEER TERRACE is now open five days a week and has a full-time program coordinator now that gaming money has been restored that it lost with government cutbacks two years ago. Executive director Lovina Tyler says employees “are walking on air” with the news. “We are able now to have the program coordinator for volunteer services five days a week,” she says. “...And we got a little extra [money] from the city and the regional district so we’re very appreciative of that too.” Freda Schmidt, who has worked there 12 years ago for about seven years and helped Tyler put together Volunteer Terrace, is back to be the assistant program coordinator.

“It’s a real welcome back to Freda,” says Tyler. She’s working with Leanne Van Herd, program coordinator. With the provincial government gaming money cutbacks at the end of 2010, Volunteer Terrace lost half of its grant money and had enough money to stay open until April 2011, but let the public know they were still in business and were “not going down,” said Tyler at the end of 2010. Before the gaming money was restored, Van Herd was working as program coordinator three days a week and Tyler was helping her. Schmidt is going to agencies to introduce herself, remind them of all the things that Volunteer Terrace does and find out what they need. “It’s a joy, an absolutely 100 per cent joy to work with

Volunteer Terrace and with the community,” says Schmidt. “We’re delighted to have her back,” says Van Herd. Schmidt’s arrival and the move to being open five-days a week comes just in time for the spring rush for volunteers. “We’ve got volunteer requests coming in left, right and centre,” says Tyler. The Helping Handyman program is set to start up again offering fix-it services for frail seniors on a low income and people with disabilities, who are also on a low income. Those services include yard cleanup and work, minor plumbing, washing windows and other tasks. The handyman can also offer consultations for major repairs. Volunteers are also needed for community events.

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FREDA SCHMIDT, left, returns to Volunteer Terrace as assistant program coordinator to work with Leanne Van Herd, program coordinator. With them is literacy program coordinator Murray George.


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n hard times, we need to tighten our belts, pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps. And, as They say (They, those guys!) “desperate times call for desperate measures.” So, if you are in the mood for desperate measures, better engineer us some of them desperate times. For example, what if you want to build more jails, but the crime rate is dropping? Unreported crime is the issue! Minister of International Trade Stockwell Day said in August of 2010 that he was concerned about the “alarming” increase in Unreported Crimes, and that was part of the reason for needing five billion dollars per year to build more prisons. These comments were immediately contradicted by the government’s main statistical agency. Statistics Canada had reported in 2009 that the numbers, rates and severity of crimes reported to police dropped yet again, continuing a 10-year trend. The agency said nearly 2.2 million crimes were reported to police in 2009, about 43,000 fewer than in 2008. According to the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, the new Omnibus Crime Bill, known as Bill C-10, changes the Canadian criminal justice system to jail more people more often, for longer, with more lasting consequences. They say it is a “dangerous route that is unsupported by the social science evidence and has already failed in other countries.” My question is, how do you jail an unreported criminal? (Very quietly?) Okay, so now what if you might want to reduce the deficit by hurting people who are poor and old and in ill health? Reduce their Old Age Security and Guaranteed Income Supplement? You can say there’s not enough money

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In Hard Times to do otherwise! Claim we’re broke! In response, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives poses this Q & A: “Is the OAS/GIS Program unaffordable? No. Of course not.” Statistics Canada says while life expectancy has indeed been rising, the average number of years spent in retirement has been stable, more or less unchanging, since the mid 1990s. There is no issue here, because our more fit, more healthy seniors tend to stay in the workforce longer. As you may know, the OAS goes to everyone and is “clawed back” through taxes. The GIS is for the poorest of seniors – who will soon have to go on welfare if they can’t physically work. Problem is, welfare might tell you to sell your car if you’re so broke. OAS/ GIS does not do this, they leave you your assets. Next, what if you’re sick and tired of all those eager young people volunteer-

ing across Canada? Eliminate Katimavik, because the government said the cost of the program was too high. “The banner of austerity can disguise other motivations. Saskatchewan, for example, rolling in dough, is cutting arts funding. The frugality is not distributed evenly. Some get a cut imposed, while others are even more prosperous.” That’s according to Don Pittis, in his March 28, 2012 comment, “The politics of austerity.” He’s with CBC News. The CBC budget will be cut by $115 million over three years. What if you want to sell raw petroleum to China RIGHT NOW and it seems that a lot of Canadians don’t want that? Well, we are in a big horking HURRY! In the Budget Speech, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said, “Recently it has become clear that we must develop new export markets for Canada’s energy and natural resources. The booming economies of the Asia-Pacific region are a huge and increasing source of demand, but Canada is not the only country to which they can turn. If we fail to act now, this historic window of opportunity will close.” So we are going to reduce the ability of environmental charities to lobby against it, pour more money into pipeline safety and tanker safety, and shorten the amount of time the environmental study can be studious. Proponents of pipelines can save time and money. China is not gonna want Canadian petroleum products later, so we must act now, is what he said. Why the AsiaPacific would stop wanting our petroleum products in the next quarter or a few years or a decade from now was not made clear. But these are desperate times.

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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. April 13, 14 Triple Bypass (Prince Rupert); April 20, 21 AWOL (Prince Rupert); April 27, 28 Playback. 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 Nagle Fridays 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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supplies. April 16 is a primary colour blending in watercolour workshop. Follow along with the group or work on your own. April 23 is critique night—including how to repair a painting—bring any paintings or works you want to discuss with the group. For more details, call Maureen 635-7622 or Joan 638-0032. ■ THE TERRACE ART Gallery presents two new artists: “On the Edge of Nature’s Whim,” is artwork by Maryanne Wettlaufer in the upper gallery and “Coastline” is paintings by MarieChristine Claveau in the lower gallery. Shows run until April 28. Free admission. Hours are Wednesday to Saturday noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The art gallery is located in the basement of the Terrace Public Library.

■ DESSERT CONCERT WITH Copper Mountain Stringband and Dr. Fishy plays at 7:30 p.m. May 5 at Knox United Church. Desserts by Alison Webb. All proceeds go to the Relay for Life. Tickets on sale at Misty River Books.

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■ MEET AUTHOR TANIA Millen at the launch of her new book “Rockin’ Whitewater: A Guide to Paddling in Northwestern B.C.” at 7 p.m. April 12 at Kitchies Bakery and Eatery. Meet the author. Slide show, door prize, kid friendly. Books for sale. Free beverages, snacks. Drinks and desserts available.

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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 www.terracestandard.com

COMMUNITY EVENTS APRIL 11 – 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. APRIL 13 – Kitselas Treaty Dinner and Discussion goes at 4:30 p.m. at the Kitselas Hall on Kulspai Cres. This free event is open to all ages. All Kitselas members are invited to attend the dinner and discussion on “Deconstructing the Indian Act,” which will explore the history of the act, why we are negotiating treaties, what hasn’t worked and what kinds of opportunities treaties create. For more information, call 250635-8882 ext. 242. APRIL 13, 14 – The Skeena Diversity free second annual Diversity Health Fair for all ages. Friday is the opening and presentations on cancer prevention, early detection and services in Terrace from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the sportsplex. Saturday’s events go from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the sportsplex. Come enjoy two days of health-related and informative activities to promote health and health care resources for the community, connecting primarily with newcomers to Canada by removing barriers to health care. For more details, call Jolene at 635-0314, email healthfair@skeenadiversity. com or see skeenadiversity.com. APRIL 13 TO 22 – The Terrace Public Library is holding a fundraising book sale starting at 5 p.m. the first day. Please drop by and support your library. Great books! Great prices! All proceeds are used to support library programs and services. APRIL 23 – The Green Thumb Garden Society and Community Gardens hold a meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the art gallery. For more details, call Barb 635-1758. APRIL 23, 27, 30 – Kindergarten immunizations for children starting kindergarten this year are due and will be offered on these days at the Terrace Health Unit. Children in kindergarten or Grade 1 who missed this immunization are also welcome. To make an appointment, call 6314200. APRIL 24 – Lakelse Dragon Boat Society holds an open meeting at 7 p.m. at the Rich McDaniel Room at the sportsplex. Everyone interested in dragon boating this season is welcome to

attend. For more details, call Carole at 6352627 or Sally 635-4029. APRIL 28 – Garage sale takes place starting at 9 a.m. at the Happy Gang Centre. Donations and baked goods gladly accepted. Hot dogs and drinks for sale as well.

PSAs THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Music Festival program is now available to be purchased at Sight and Sound on Keith Ave. and Misty River Books. It will also be available at all venues during the festival. MOMS AND TOTS is a free group for new moms and their babies at the Women’s Centre from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays. Moms and Tots is a place you can come to get out of the house, relax and exchange information with other moms. Moms will be encouraged to bring questions, tips and/or information based on a weekly theme. The group is an inclusive, nonjudgmental community where all moms can come together to support, learn and socialize. For more details, call 638-0228. YOU’LL BE THERE: if you have a gown to donate for girls who can’t afford one so they can go to prom with their friends, it can be dropped off at M&M Meats. Girls who receive a gown will be able to keep it. Donating their time and facilities for free to help out are Paula at Hairbusters, who will do the girls’ hair, Dee Dee at Terrace Beauty Nail Salon will do their nails and makeup, Marisa at Marisa’s Dress Making will do alterations and John of Spotless Cleaners will dry clean the dresses. 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, April 16 for surnames A to H; Tuesday April 17 for surnames I to R: Wednesday, April 18 for surnames S to Z; and Thursday, April 19 for anyone missed. The above order will be enforced, so please come on the right day and bring identification for yourself and your dependents.

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 email dewinsor1@gmail.com. CALL VOLUNTEER TERRACE 638-1330 to have returnable bottles and cans picked up for Helping Hands of the Pacific Northwest to help pay for prescriptions for seniors, cancer patients and others who cannot afford them. COMMUNITY COLLEGE QUILTERS welcome you to come out on Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. All levels of quilters welcome. For more info, call Rhonda at 250-635-4294 or Heather at 250-635-3780. PUBLIC PRENATAL CLASSES available throughout the year. Classes run Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Thursday evenings 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more info or register, call Park Centre at 250-635-1830. 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 business hours with a note indicating they are for the Frugalicious Fridays Kitchen Drive. Put on by Ksan Society, Northern Health, the Greater Terrace Food Association and FoodShare Terrace, all working together on this “it doesn’t cost a lot to eat healthy” campaign. KITSELAS COFFEE HOUSE to voice concerns and engage in general discussion on community topics takes place every Wednesday at 2 p.m. For more details and locations, call Hilary 6358882 ext. 242.

THE TERRACE MULTIPLE Sclerosis Support Group meets every second Wednesday of the month. To find out the location of the next meeting, call Doug 635-4809 or Val 635-3415.

ONLINE CHAT FOR youth in crisis or emotional distress – www.northernyouthonline.ca – 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.

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.

HEALING TOUCH CLINICS are offered to the community by appointment at Knox United Church. Donations accepted. For an appointment or details, call Julie at 635-0743.

EVERY FIRST AND third Wednesday of the month, there will be a meeting at the Kwinitsa building for anyone interested in volunteering for My Mountain Co-op.

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.

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Tentative dates (please see the program for details) April 12 - set up April 12, 14, 15 – band April 16, 17 – Orff April 18, 19, 20 - Classroom Music April 19, 20, 21 - Music Theatre April 21 – Choral April 22 - 27 – Dance

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Look Who’s Dropped In! Baby’s Name: Aleda Brynn Spearing Date & Time of Birth: March 21, 2012 at 4:41 a.m. Weight: 8 lbs. 8 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Rauchene & Justin Spearing “New sister for Helena & Benny”

Baby’s Name: Aubree Sarora Cerryle Good-Ryan Date & Time of Birth: March 18, 2012 at 1:40 p.m. Weight: 8 lbs. 7 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Melissa-Anne Good & Tyler Ryan

Baby’s Name: Claire Elizabeth Schroeder Date & Time of Birth: March 15, 2012 at 3:45 p.m. Weight: 6 lbs. 8.5 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Rachel & Jesse Schroeder

Baby’s Name: Kaleb Richard Morgan Date & Time of Birth: Feb 28, 2012 at 8:17 a.m. Weight: 9 lbs. 4 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Christina Boomer & Wade Morgan

Baby’s Name: Hayden Egers Date & Time of Birth: Mar. 19, 2012 at 10:10 a.m. Weight: 6 lbs. 5 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Brooke & Stu Egers “New brother for Declan & Jake”

Baby’s Name: London Harper Grace Stewart Date & Time of Birth: Mar. 12, 2012 at 6:28 a.m. Weight: 9 lbs. 5 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Annie Stewart

Congratulates the parents on the new additions to their families.


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Don lived a very busy life. He was an avid bowler, ďŹ sherman, curler (had an 8 ender), card player (had a 29 Crib hand), and a golfer (had a hole-in-one). During his life he worked as a Pin Setter in the Terrace Bowling Alley, worked for Jack Cook in Terrace Interiors, worked for Skoglund Logging and eventually bought his own dump truck. In 1983 he went into business with Russell Smith and Rudon Enterprises was born. Don retired in 2007 and spent his retirement time at home in Old Remo enjoying his animals, restoring old vehicles and building things. He leaves to mourn his wife of 40 years, Judy, daughter Nicole (granddaughter Emily and grandson Elijah), son Robert (Michelle), (grandsons Colby and Blake), mother Muriel Michiel and two sisters, Jean & Linda, plus many extended family members and friends. Don was predeceased by his father Don in 1991 and his sister Sue in 1998. Don has left a hole in the hearts of all that knew him and loved him and will be forever missed.

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In Loving Memory of Donald George Legros 1944-2012 Don passed away suddenly at his home on March 14, 2012. In tears we watched you sinking, We watched you fade away Our hearts were almost broken You fought so hard to stay But now that you are sleeping At peace and free from pain We could not wish you back To suffer that again. Don was predeceased by his parents George and Ilo, and his wife Val. He is survived by his loving wife Mina, children: Kevin (Tina), Kenny, Joanne (Ulyses), Mike and Andrea; stepchildren: nine grandchildren and one greatgrandson. For family and friends wishing to celebrate Don’s life an Open House will be held at 4008 Best Street, Terrace, B.C. from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Saturday, June 9, 2012. In lieu of owers, memorial donations can be made to the 100 Mile Hospital Auxiliary Box 851, 100 Mile House, BC, V0K 2E0, or the Canadian Cancer Society, in his memory.

In Loving Memory Mary Elizabeth Manley (Betty) Murray nee Power November 5, 1922 – March 27, 2012 Betty was born in Wayne, Alberta to Walter and Maude Power. She was the eldest of four children. The family moved to British Columbia in 1932. Betty grew up in Burnaby, New Westminster and later in Vancouver. During the war, she worked at PaciďŹ c Veneer Plant making parts for war planes. Later, she worked at Safeway for many years. After her retirement she joined the Dunbar Lawn Bowling Club where she enjoyed many good times with friends. Betty was predeceased by her parents and her brother John Manley Power. She is survived by her children, Jack Murray, Jan (Dave) LeFrancois and Debbie (Richard) Murray, grandsons Jason and Mathew LeFrancois, sister May McFarland, brother Hugh (Olga) Power and many special nieces and nephews. In 2009 Betty moved to Terrace and became a member of the Happy Gang Centre. Betty always had a kind word for everyone and was loved by all who met her. Thank you to all her friends for their kindness and support during her good health and short illness. She will be missed by all she touched. A celebration of her life will be held at the Happy Gang Centre on Friday April 13th, 2012 at 3:00pm. In lieu of owers donations can be made in Betty’s name to the Terrace Happy Gang Centre for Seniors 3226 Kalum St., Terrace, BC V8G 2N1.

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Bishop & Mrs. Arnold Miller & family Bishop Miller and his wife have served the community as ministers in the Terrace Church of God since 1985. Their congregation would like to recognize their service through a dinner. They invite you to come and help us celebrate! We look forward to seeing you there!

Do you enjoy working with people and your community? Does Radio and Television advertising interest you? If so, ASTRAL MEDIA could have an exciting position for you. Astra Media is currently accepting resumes for a sales representative in Terrace/Kitimat area. This is a senior well established client list. If you would like to sell advertising on Easy Rock, CJFW, and CFTK-TV and if you have a reliable vehicle and hold a clean driving record, please send your resume to Brian Langston, General Manager @ blangston@astral.com or mail to 4625 Lazelle Ave, Terrace, B.C. V8G 1S4. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

First Canada has an opening in Terrace, for a casual, on call, bus driver (school and transit). The successful applicant will hold a Class 2 licence with Air, or higher, and will have previous professional driving experience. A clean Driver’s Abstract is required. Please mail, email, or fax Resume and Driver’s Abstract to Mr. Philip Malnis: First Canada ULC. 780 Lahakas Blvd. Kitimat BC V8C 1T9 Fax. # 250-632-2154 email: Phil.Malnis@firstgroup.com

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E M P LOY M E N T OPPORTUNITY MANAGER, Facilities and Maintenance – TERRACE Northwest Community College is seeking an experienced professional to fill a full time key administrator position to oversee the facilities and maintenance department of the College. Reporting to the Vice-President Finance and Administration, the Manager is accountable for the administrative leadership and management of the facilities and maintenance department. This position takes a leadership role in the effective planning, construction and management of College land, buildings and related equipment at all campuses. This includes overseeing the operations of the department, janitorial contracts, preparation and management of annual operating budgets, capital budgets and financial control. Competition #12.023M Closes: This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. The first review of applications will occur April 13, 2012. Northwest Community College is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from First Nations people, women, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. For complete job posting details visit: www.nwcc.bc.ca/Postings/ index.cfm. We thank all applicants and regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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We require a reliable person for our detail department  Must have a valid drivers license  Able to work in a fast paced environment  Some Vehicle/mechanical knowledge and asset  Experienced Preferred Apply to: Mark DeJong, General Manager mark@thornhillmotors.com Fax 250-635-3075 NO PHONE CALLS

Building Maintenance Engineer The successful candidate will have a strong service background, a positive attitude, be a team player, enjoy working with people, well organized and have a strong customer focus. Excellent wages, minimum 35 hours/week, company vehicle, uniform, paid vacation & benefit package for the right person. Specific Skills 1. Requires minimum (3 to 5) years experience as a certified licensed technician. 2. Self motivated, willing to learn 3. Consistently present and maintain a positive and professional image 4. Good writing and verbal communication skills 5. Awareness of Environment, Health & Safety issues 6. Excellent interpersonal relationships skills Required Licenses or Professional Accreditation 7. Provincially licensed in the following trades; plumber, gasfitter or refrigeration. A B class Gas ticket is required. 8. Must meet Enhanced security clearance requirements 9. Valid driver’s license (as required) We thank all applicants; however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted. Apply at: www.bljc.com/en/careers

The successful applicants will be customer service oriented, enjoy dealing with the public and team players. Customer Service experience and knowledge of hardware and building materials would be an asset. We offer an enjoyable working environment, excellent benefit package and salary in accordance with experience. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please send your resumé to: RONA Terrace 3207 Munroe St. Terrace B.C. V8G 3B3 Attention: Shawn McCullough Email: shawn@terracebuilders.com Tel: (250)635-7816 Fax: (250)635-5392

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Help Wanted CHAMBERMAID REQUIRED front desk duties as well previous experience desirable. Drop off resumes to 4113 Hwy. 16 E. Terrace. 250-635-6124 CHAMBERMAID/DESK CLERK Position, will train. Bring resume to 3867 Hwy 16 East. Phone (250)638-1885

United Way of Northern British Columbia “Investing in the organized capacity of persons to care for one another” The United Way of Northern British Columbia is a leading proponent of community development initiatives and collaborates with agencies providing programs and services in Northern BC. To continue to expand and support programs and services in communities in Northwest BC. To enable us to achieve our goal we are establishing an office, located in Terrace.

Community Development & Campaign Officer (Contract position for a period of one year with the potential for renewal) Northwest Office (Terrace, BC) Reporting to the Executive Director and located in Terrace, this position is responsible for working with key community leaders, volunteers, community groups and organizations. The incumbent will assist communities, located in Northwestern British Columbia, to plan and establish programs and services and build volunteer capacity to address emerging and critical community needs. If you have: t experience in fundraising or community development t leadership qualities and strong project coordination experience t great interpersonal skills and a strong capacity to interact with key community leaders and community health and social service providers t experience managing a volunteer workforce t proven organizational and analytical skills and are attentive to detail t strong communication skills (written and verbal) t the ability to work under pressure while meeting deadlines and goals t strong computer skills t access to personal transportation We are looking for an individual with the above skills and aptitudes in addition to a post-secondary education in community organization, marketing or communications and demonstrated experience in community building and fundraising. Previous experience in a United Way environment would be an asset. If you are a committed and dynamic individual who is dedicated to excelling in a challenging and rewarding environment, please apply in writing by May 4, 2012, to: Trevor Williams, Executive Director United Way of Northern British Columbia Fax (250) 562-8102 trevorw@unitedwaynbc.ca United Way of Northern British Columbia thanks all applicants, however, only selected candidates will be contacted.


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1–866-506-6806 Drivers Wanted - Kitimat Full time for Coastal Taxi. Please send resume & drivers abstract to PO Box 56 Kitimat, BC V8C 2G6 GOLDEN STAR requires the following positions: F/T or P/T server; Reliable, Hard work with basic computer skills and willing to be trained and act in a responsible manner. Experience is an asset. Please apply in person with resume at 4606 Lazelle Ave., Terrace. No phone calls please. HELP WANTED lounge servers/Bartenders, front desk clerks, housekeeping & restaurant cooks. Full & Part time positions available. Training provided Lounge & Kitchen Staff must have Serving it Right Certificates. Call Desiree at 250-798-2214 or email desiree.mountlayton@yahoo.com

HELP WANTED, reliable and fit healthy female worker to assist with personal care, no experience necessary, on the job training with former worker. start at $14.00 an hour.World and national travel optional, to assist with arm wrestling competitions. For interview phone 250-635-4992. KALUM KABS LTD. Requires full/part time dispatchers and drivers. Guaranteed wages, flexible hours. Drop off resume to 4449 Lakelse Ave. No phone calls please. Looking to hire person for paving/construction experience in the paving industry an asset level 3 first aid an asset (wage range depending on experience) Looking to hire traffic control personal drivers license and level 3 first aid an asset (wage to depend on experience/extra hourly increase for level 3)The job will last approx 6-8 weeks in the Terrace area with extend full time seasonal employment available to the right people who want to travel with the company. Drop resume off at: The Terrace Standard 3210 Clinton St. Box # 310 SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net.

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for the Kitimat Modernization Project. Approximate Journeyman Cement Mason $31.82 This work will start 6/1/12. Please respond to this ad by 4/20/12. Please respond via email by placing Cement Mason/Finisher in the subject line to patton@bakerconcrete.com DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Rodbusters in Kitimat, BC, Canada. Red Seal preferred. Rodbusters must be competent in rigging, shaking out & installing (tying) all types of reinforcement used in concrete. Must have basic knowledge of reading and understanding cut sheets and drawings for the reinforcing. Must be capable of signaling and rigging loads for cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and the Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project. Approximate Journeyman Rodbuster $36.27 This work will start 5/1/12. Please respond to this ad by 4/20/12 Please respond via email by placing Rodbuster in the subject line to patton@bakerconcrete.com

HHDI RECRUITING 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; Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103. john@raidersconcrete.com DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Structural Steel/Precast Erectors in Kitimat, BC, Canada. Red Seal preferred. Erectors must be capable of erecting, installing of temporary braces, splice plates and welding required for the erection of precast panels. Must have the ability to read shop drawing and provide basic layout of precast. Must have the ability to correctly rig and hoist material. Provide proper crane signals to fly material in place. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades

is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring;

DRIVER EQUIPMENT OPERATORS & SERVICE SUPERVISORS Class 1 or 3 License required.

CLASSIFIEDS Employment

Trades, Technical

ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGIST NAV CANADA,

this country’s provider of civil air navigation services, helps keep the skies safe by providing air traffic control, flight information, and airport advisory services as well as electronic aids to navigation. We are currently recruiting for an Electronics Technologist in our Terrace, BC location.

As an ideal candidate you will have the following qualifications: D Secondary school diploma and completion of an acceptable training program in electronics technology or an approved alternative. An approved alternative is a combination of education, training and/or experience. DValid Driver’s License and current driver’s abstract, valid passport and you must be willing to travel. DThe successful candidate must meet the security requirements of the position and be legally able to work in Canada. Starting salary is at $36,624.

If selected for the position, you will be responsible for your own relocation if necessary.

For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca

for the Kitimat Modernization Project. Approximate Journeyman Structural Steel Rate $36.27 This work will start 6/15/12. Please respond to this ad by 4/20/12. Please respond via email by placing Structural Steel Erector in the subject line to: patton@bakerconcrete.com

JACOBS FIELD Services Ltd. (Maintenance) is looking for a General Foreman with oilfield experience for a Northern BC site. Person will live in Dawson Creek or Fort St. John. Send resume to fax 780-485-6722, humanresources@ tritonprojects.com

Sales

Sales

The Terrace Totem Ford Group of Companies are currently seeking full time

SALES CONSULTANTS

Pets & Livestock

Merchandise for Sale

Health Products

Pets

HERBAL MAGIC Limited time offer -save 50%!! Lose weight and keep it off. Results guaranteed! Don’t delay call now 1800-854-5176.

Puppies for Sale:Born March 2nd; 5 females, 1 male. Ready to go April 27th. 1/2 toy poodle cross. Can meet in Smithers or Terrace if necessary. For pics email :sugar_pie@live.ca or call 250-849-5351 for more info. $150 ea.

Heavy Duty Machinery

Massage (Reg Therapist) Colleen Zitala Registered Massage Therapist has opened a new practice here in Terrace. Office located at 3802 Spring Creek Drive. For an appointment please call 250-638-6266 or e-mail to massage9@telus.net

Financial Services 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 www.mydebtsolution.com 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. www.pioneerwest.com 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.

Legal Services

jobs@navcanada.ca

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.

and quote Reference Number IRC26832 in the subject line of your e-mail. NAV CANADA is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group. NAV CANADA is committed to developing inclusive, barrierfree selection processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the interview coordinator of accommodation measures you may require.

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Cleaning Services HOUSE Cleaning Service. Call Anna 250-615-9614 Available on week-days, mornings preferred. Ref. avail. $17/hr. Carpet cleaning available,$18/hr

Landscaping

HD MECHANICS

Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759

Services

Please forward your resume by e-mail to:

Drivers

3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Whitecourt and Hinton, AB.

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NEEDED. HEAVY Equipment Technicians and Maintenance personnel for expanding pipeline company in Olds, Alberta for work in shop and jobsites throughout Western Canada. Fax resume to 403-556-7582 or email: pdunn@parklandpipeline.com

Services

Education/Tutoring

Beautiful, quality, practical that’s what Northstar Landscaping stands for. Offering Construction & Maintenance services 250-922-4939 www.northstarvictoria.ca

Pets & Livestock

Apply in person to:

Shane Dejong Sales Manager 4631 Keith Avenue Terrace (No phone calls please)

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Misc. for Sale 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.

Register Online at www.bcdailydeals.com

BCDaily

Merchandise for Sale

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.

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 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

PACKING BOXES FOR SALE

10/$5

AT THE TERRACE STANDARD 3210 CLINTON STREET TERRACE, BC PHONE 250-638-7283

(250) 694-3497 or Cell: (250) 692-6107 or Egon (250) 694-3319 Cell: (250) 570-2055 Email: mike@mikesauction.net As soon as possible

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Moving & Storage

TERRACE

SEAPORT LIMOUSINE LTD. EXPRESS SERVICE Scheduled freight service from Stewart to Terrace and return, and all points in between. Pick-up and delivery of goods in Terrace, C.O.D. and courier service. P.O. Box 217, Stewart, B.C.

Pets BLACK LABRADOR PUPS. Dew claws removed, first shots and worming. Available April 20th. Only 3 remaining. $550 (250) 615-2883 or tseax@telus.net

Ph: 250-636-2622 Fax: 250-636-2622

The quality shows in every move we make!

UPCOMING COURSES @ TERRACE CAMPUS

Cashier Training April 14 (Sat)

$100

Sausage Making April 22 (Sun)

$99

H2S Alive April 25 (Wed)

$250

Airbrakes Endorsment April 17 (Tue-Fri) $269

Forklift Operator April 27 (Fri)

$299

Terrace Power & Sail Restricted Operator CertiÀcate (CPS) $80 April 16-17/19 (Mo/Tu/Th)

FoodSafe Level 1 April 28 (Sat)

Meat Cutting April 15 (Sun)

$99

TO JOIN OUR SALES TEAMS

. Experience an asset but not necessary . Professional Appearance and Attitude . Self-con¿dent, Energetic and Motivated . Exceptional at communicating with people of all ages . Computer conversant, with exceptional phone skills . Long term ¿nancial goals . Team Orientated We offer: . Full bene¿ts and compensation package the successful applicant . for On-going in-house sales training

Purebred yellow & black lab puppies available with first shots and de worming done, $500ea. 250-635-4600

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 www.rtccontainer.com

WHMIS April 18 (Wed)

$69

250.635.6511 ext. 5473 toll free 1.877.277.2288 wtcs@nwcc.bc.ca

wtcs.nwcc.bc.ca

3111 Blakeburn, Terrace

250-635-2728 635-2728

Container or van service! www.bandstra.com

Sand/Gravel/Topsoil

Sand/Gravel/Topsoil

SKEENA CONCRETE PRODUCTS LTD. $129

TrafÀc Control Flagging April 28-29 (Sat-Sun) $279

FACTORY DIRECT SCREENED TOPSOIL DRIVEWAY CRUSH LANDSCAPING ROCK DRAIN ROCK & BEDDING SAND BLOCKS AND CONCRETE Phone: 250-635-3936 or 250-638-8477 Fax: 250-635-4171 3751 Old Lakelse Lake Drive, Terrace, BC, V8G 5P4


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NEW LISTINGS NEW

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$299,900

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3 Bedroom 2 bath home on 1.13 acres. New roof 2010,Furnace and hot water 2003. 46x36 shop with wood burning furnace, fruit trees covered patio and much more only

$234,900

MLS

Duplex with city water, New septic and furnace in 2007- Roof 2005. Large garage and guest cabin out back all on 2/3 acre Asking

$

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$239,000

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Terrace Standard

Real Estate Houses For Sale

balcony view of beautiful Terrace

Mountain. Asking $133,500. Call 250-641-1106. NICE home for sale 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, large kitchen with oak cabinets and large pantry, laundry-room. Garage with extra storage area, fenced back yard. All updated appliances included. New gas fireplace, roof, updated wiring. This is a clean move-ready energy efficient home. $149,000. Email: tehague@telus.net for pics. Serious inquiries please.

Real Estate

638-7283 DAVE MATERI 250-615-7225

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

Very nice family home, lots of upgrades + features, excellent location. Asking $226.000 to view ph: 250-635-6091

Walsh Avenue Apartments

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HILLCREST PLACE APARTMENTS

Real Estate

THORNHILL BENCH ! STING

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

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3456 Parmenter

$109,900 MLS

2512 Kalum

$184,900 MLS

Large lot, wood stove and addition on Fruit trees, established gardens two quiet street. Look no further perfect separate properties totaling over an acre. Charming country feel and for starting out or winding down. beautiful kitchen.

4713 Gair

4821 Walsh

$219,900 MLS

$229,900 MLS

Five bedroom home on a no thru Great family home close to schools street on the bench. Hot tub on back and down town. Location, Location, deck, fenced back yard. Large rec Location! room, perfect for the growing family.

5411 McConnell

375 Kalum Lake Dr.

$259,900 MLS

4 bedroom home, city water, newer shingles, oak kitchen, mud room, sun deck, big back yard. Sits back from road on large lot for a private feel.

$399,000 MLS

Master suite has large soaker tub over looking back gardens. Detached workshop complete with studio! This property is a must see for the discerning buyer.

Rick McDaniel PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORPORATION

250-638-1400 250-615-1558

rickmcdaniel@remax.net

COAST MOUNTAINS

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3521 Cottonwood Cres

MLS

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

Summit Square

5 Bedroom family home in 3699 Walnut upper Thornhill. Large family 1 owner 4 Bedroom home in room and 2 bedrooms , 1 excellent condition. Roof and bathroom down. 3 Bedrooms furnace replaced in 2010. and 1.5 bathrooms up. The MOVE IN CONDITION sunroom to the south is a Asking nice touch

$224,900

Apt/Condo for Rent CLINTON MANOR - We are taking applications for a Bachelor unit $560 1 bedrm $600 Hot water included. Adult oriented N/S,N/P 2 ref. required 250-615-7543

BEST PLACE TO LIVE

FOR SALE

Terrace Office 250-638-1400 3210 Clinton St. Terrace, B.C. V8G 5R2

Other Areas

2 BDRM apt. avail.immediately. Security entrance, N/S, N/P. $700/mo + security dep. 250-635-6824

Real Estate

$244,900

MLS

TERRACE BENCH

Beautifully landscaped, well maintained, 3 bdr 3 bath rancher on 1/2 acre $315,000 in quiet cul-de-sac. Oak cabinets, hard wood floor, carpet & tile; central vac, central AC, NG fireplace, security system, private back deck & garden area. 3887 Mountain View Ave Serious inquiries

250-635-4359 or 250-631-2675

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 Now Available 2 bedroom furnished apartment

Ask for Monica Warner

Real Estate

Call: 250-635-4478

4324 Birch Ave

Custom built and very unique 4 bedroom 4 bath and 4 bay garage. Sunken living and family room are on either side of the open concept kitchen. Great SW exposure offer sunsets from most windows on the front of the home. The Hot tub sits on the private deck, with sauna and pool table in the basement games room. This home offers many more features. If you are looking for a well maintained home THIS IS IT

$299,900

MLS

4110 Temple

4 Bedroom 3 bathroom executive home in a desirable bench location. Open 2 story foyer and spiral staircase greets you to the expansive living room and kitchen dining area with heated tile floors and granite counter tops. Hot tub on the upper deck and fully fenced yard out back. The in-law suite has extra parking along the right side and is fully equipped Asking

$427,500

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

Rentals

NOVA SCOTIA Rural waterfront lots for sale. Country living at its best. Three bedroom apartments for rent. 45 miles to university town. 1-902-5222343 www.sawmilllanding.com waterfront@bellaliant.net

Apt/Condo for Rent

JOINTER 8 inches wide. Heavy duty Poitras jointer will rabbet 5/8”. $1200.00 OBO. Call Ken 250-635-2449

1/2 Duplex close to school & downtown, N/S, N/P, minimum 1 year, committment $1200/mo + util, D&D, refs req (250) 6388066 Terrace

Real Estate

Rentals

MLS

CALL DAVE TODAY TO BOOK YOUR VIEWING

Real Estate

Tools

Duplex/4 Plex

373 Kalum Lake Dr.

GR

For Sale By Owner 1038 sq ft Woodgreen condo. Easy walk to downtown. 2 bed, 2 bath with master and ensuite on the upper floor and

STEEL BUILDING - Blowout sale! 20x26 $5,199. 25x28 $5,799. 30x42 $8,390. 32x56 $11,700. 40x50 $14,480. 47x76 $20,325. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

FOR

MLS

Misc. for Sale SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money and save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock, ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT

3914 Old Lakelse SALE Lake Drive

4324 Birch Ave

4 Bedroom,4 Bathroom, 4 Bay garage Custom built home on the bench. Open design throughout with sunken living room, center island in kitchen,Hot tub on the deck and pool table downstairs MUST BE SEEN

G! LISTIN

Merchandise for Sale

CLASSIFIEDS Real Estate

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

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. Hatha Callis: hatha@pvlgroup.com 635-7459 Darcy McKeown: darcy@pvlgroup.com 615-6835 www.pvlgroup.com

Apartment Furnished FOR RENT 3 Bdr basement suite,stove,bathroom, fridge elec heat,N/S No animals Ref req. $700 pm 4811 Pohle St Terrace .Ph 250-638-0792

Commercial/ Industrial 1800 sq ft for rent in Gobind Mall Ph:250-615-7770

Duplex / 4 Plex 4PLEX: taking applications for a clean, quiet, renovated 2 bdrm, 5 appliances. Adult oriented, $900 + utilities,no smoking, no pets, two ref’s required. Ph 250-615-7543 TERRACE 1/2 duplex 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Hardwood and ceramic tile. New paint, large private backyard + walking distance to downtown. Adult oriented suitable for working couple or single person, owners live next door. $1200 per month.250-615-2597 terry_laurie@telus.net

Misc for Rent Room For Rent: In a four bedroom house. Share rest of home. Available now, walking distance to town. On bus route. $320.00 p.m. Includes utilities. Working person preferred. (250) 635-3126

Mobile Homes & Pads 2BDRM 1997 Mobile in Timberland. New flooring/paint, 4 skylights. N/S, N/P. Ref’s + d.d. req’d. $750/mo. (250)635-7411 3 BDRM mobile home for rent in Thornhill, 250-638-1885 3 Bedrm Mobile Home for Rent In Thornhill, F/S, W/D references will be checked, $600 avail. June 615-7010

Homes for Rent 2 bedrm house + 3 bedrm trailor in Thornhill close to schools with shed + garden area, all new appliances + flooring rents are $850 house and $825 for trailor + utilities. Avail. April 1st, phone Rob 250-635-5652 2 Bedroom House at 4608 Scott. No Smoking, good references required. $750 250638-8639 3 bedrm bungalow for rent in kitimat, please call Glenn at 780-688-2128 all calls will be returned. AVAILABLE FOR RENT in the Horseshoe area: A single level-two bedroom unit with one full bath, partial in-floor heated tiles in the kitchen, a full sized heated garage, and its own yard. Fridge, stove, washer, dryer are included. $1200/mth utilities extra. Non smoking, no pets. Call 250638-1665. FOR RENT 1 bdrm newly renovated suite in the horseshoe. Non smoking, no pets. Ref. required. $650.00 month. Utilities included. Available April 15th. (250)635-9493 or (250) 615-6352 Quiet one bedroom in Thornhill, first and last month’s rent, deposit and good references required. No smoking or pets. $425 250-638-8639

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COAST MOUNTAINS

250.638.1400 DOWNTOWN - $269,900

t Why pay high lease rates? t 1800 sq. ft, office/ retail t plenty of exposure t across from George Little Park

MOVE IN READY - $179,900

t 3 bdrms, 3 baths t great master suite w/deck & f/p t living rm & family rm t semi detached w/ carport

SPRING CREEK - $359,900

t Stunning 3 bdrm rancher t oak hardwood floors t family rm w/woodstove t beautiful yard, lots of RV parking

LAKELSE LAKE - $595,000

t Year round living at the lake t 4 bdrm incl gorgeous master ste t beautiful sandy beach t huge living rm w/ lots of windows

THE RIGHT AGENTS FOR TODAY’S MARKET

THORNHILL - $379,900

t unique home on 10 acres t open concept design t large wrap around deck t 2 levels plus full bsmt

6 PLEX - $1,047,000

t fully rented t 3 bdrms, 2 baths/ each unit t covered parking t strata titled

john evans Cell:250.638.7001 johnevans@remax.net sheila love Cell:250.638.6911 sheilalove@remax.net tashiana veld Cell 250.635.0223 tashveld@remax.net


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CLEAN WELL maintained 1 bedroom house in quiet Adult Orientated Complex. Separate Laundryroom with Washer and Dryer and large entry Stove, Fridge washer and Dryer, window covering and yard work included. Can be partially furnished Must have excellent references. Suitable for 1 person or a couple No parties, pets or Smokers. $600.00/ month plus Sec. Dep. 250635-7467 for apt to view.

FOR RENT basement suite totally renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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

Poor, Good, OR No Credit at AUTO CREDIT NOW DL9597 Details and APPLY online autocreditwithbarrie.com OR TOLL FREE 1-877-356-0743

KENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S MARINE 2009 Kawy KVF 450 Race Quad

$5,999.00 2007 YAMAHA R-6 SPORT BIKE

$5,599.00 2008 Polaris

Sportman 800 Touring

Shared Accommodation

Townhouses

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

2012 HARBERCRAFT BOATS ARE HERE

HARBOURVIEW APTS Call Clayton 627-6697

2007 Ford Ranger FX4 Supercab 4X4 offroad w/canopy + canoe rack 54,000 Km, automatic, 4.0L 6 cyl. Perfect condition, $15,000 OBO phone 250-638-1987

GRIZZLY 700 4X4

$5,600.00 2010 SUZUKI

RMZ 250F

$4,995.00 WEEKLY SPECIAL

2007 Harbercraft 1875 JetBoat $22,995.00 4946 Greig Ave.

Ph: 635-2909 www.kensmarine.ca

TOWNHOUSES

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

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2008 Honda Civic Si Ma Manual, AC, CD, KE, PDL, CR CRU, PM, PW, Sunroof, 42 42,364kms - WAS $17,995

$15,995

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2006 Honda Civic

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

$13,995

#1442A

From $550/mth.

2008

2009 Honda Civic

2008 CRF 450X , bought new in 09, lots of extras, $5500 (250)638-0855

Clean & well managed.

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

THIS WEEKS SPECIALS

Motorcycles

$5,999.00

IN KITIMAT

Cars - Sports & Imports

Boats 2005 Harbercraft 1975SK. 175 sport jet with only 90 hours on it. At least 60 of those hours are on the lake. 2 sideways facing storage seats installed when new. All servicing up to date and performed at Kens Marine. This boat wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t last long at this price, selling due to getting a lake boat, and Wife says canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have both. $24,000 250-615-1077 New Merc InďŹ&#x201A;atable Boat 340 11ftâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 2â&#x20AC;? used 2 hrs, c/w Quick Release Launching Wheels ($400) 1 man operation, ($2,600 into it) sell for $2,000 250-635-1238

OfďŹ ce/Retail FOR LEASE

4912 Highway 16 West, Terrace, BC V8G 1L8

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

www.terracetoyota.ca

Cars - Domestic

Bob Matiowsky bobm@terraceautomall.com

Cars - Domestic

2009 Flex SEL

$

18900

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT TAKE NOTICE THAT application has been made to amend Schedule â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? (Zoning Map) of Zoning Bylaw No. 14311995. THE SUBJECT LAND: The application affects the land, within the City of Terrace, shown hatched on the accompanying map and described as: Lot 21, District Lot 980, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 1097 [5034 McConnell Avenue] THE INTENT: To amend Schedule â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? (Zoning Map) of Zoning Bylaw 1431-1995 by changing the zoning classiďŹ cation of the property shown hatched on the accompanying map: FROM: RR1 (Rural Residential) TO: R1 (One Family Residential) BYLAW INSPECTION: THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT BYLAW AND RELEVANT BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS MAY BE INSPECTED at the City of Terrace Public Works Building at 5003 Graham Avenue, Terrace, B.C., between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day from Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 to Monday, April 23rd, 2012 excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays. For enquiries concerning this application contact the Planning Department at 250615-4000. PUBLIC HEARING DETAILS: Any persons wishing to voice their opinions regarding this application may do so in writing, and/or in person, AT THE PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD IN THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, AT 7:00 P.M. ON MONDAY, April 23rd, 2012. THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, R.S.B.C., 1996, AND AMENDMENTS THERETO.

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Terrace ringette players go national TWO TERRACE ringette players will be taking on Canada’s best this week as they head to the 2012 Canadian Ringette Championships in Burnaby, April 8 – 14. Rylee English, 17, and Aimee Qualizza, 15, will be playing with the Northern Lights AA U19 ringette team, a regional team made up of players from Houston, Terrace, Prince George and Quesnel. “I am excited,” said English, who has never been to Canadian nationals before. “I think we have a good chance to do well if everyone brings their A game.” She said the team is physically fit and ready to go, and any skills lacking at this point can be made up by a solid effort. “The team is really good,” English said. Qualizza said members of the team are meeting with a trainer and spending lots of time on the ice. “We are working on conditioning and working out a lot,” she said. “I’m hoping that our team will do good, and everyone will perform.” Qualizza has been to nationals before, as the Northern Lights travelled to Cambridge, Ontario last year, placing seventh out of nine teams at the tournament. Last year was a benchmark year for ringette in the northern B.C. as it was the first time the province was represented nationally in ringette by

a northern team. Coach of the Northern Lights Don McMartin has been with the team for four years and says that in the last 25 years there has never been a AA ringette team in the north that has been able to compete, let alone win, like this one. The team must overcome difficulties such as hosting players that live up to 700 kilometres apart. “We have a challenge that everyone else doesn’t have,” McMartin explained. The Northern Lights is also a young team, as half the players are in the U16 category, something that will be an additional challenge at nationals, as the team competes at the U19 category. “Because we didn’t have enough kids to play, we brought up a lot of kids as young as 14,” said McMartin, who said he hopes to keep these players together over the next few years. He says the plan for nationals for the team is to simply try its hardest. “The reason these kids work so well together is because they just never quit, their heart is unbelievable.” Ringette nationals have changed this year as not one, but two teams are allowed to enter from each province and territory. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO The Northern Lights will be joined by on 18 other U19 ringette RYLEE ENGLISH throws an arm around Aimee Qualizza during a tournament in Richmond earlier this year. These two Terrace locals are competing at ringette nationals this week in Burnaby. teams at nationals.

Sorochan prove best in men’s rec hockey IT WAS a tough three-game series in the battle for the men’s recreational hockey playoff win, and it was the team Sorochan Wood and Metal who triumphed over team Rona in the end, March 30. “They were all one-goal games, they were all really close,” said Sorochan’s team captain Dustin Quezada of the final games in playoffs. Game one of the series was a 2-1 win for Sorochan. Game two went to Rona, who won 4-3 in a shootout, sending the teams into a tiebreaker final game, where Sorochan came through for a 2-1 win. “It was a really hardfought final, and it’s nice to win because the rec league ... is a really good, healthy, competitive league, and any team can win on any given night,” Quezada said. He noted some standout performances from players on the team.

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HERE IS the Sorochan Wood and Metal men’s rec hockey team after its March 30th win. Back row is Lazlo Ratkai, Dwayne Felewich, Brett MacArthur, Cam Thiessen, Troy Farkvam and Mark Dejong. Middle row is Rod Brown, Warren Gavronsky, Rich Clair, Mike Sorochan, Dustin Quezada, Kevin Barton and Todd Boyetchko. Front row is Pat Colgan and Eric Lennert.

“Laszlo Ratkai is our best player and he took his game to another level in the playoffs. Brett MacArthur led the league in scoring and learned to stay out of the penalty box. Todd Boyetchko is a tireless, two-way force on defence and Mike Sorochan in net was our most improved player, giving us a chance to win every night.” This is the third season of play for the Sorochan team, who came third in the league’s regular standings. “It’s just really awesome to have a team with a bunch of your friends,” Quezada said. “Sports at any level should be about fun but when you’re playing with friends and you win it’s just that much sweeter.” In the Men’s rec league’s regular season play team All Seasons came first, and the Norm’s Auto body team took second place.


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Former Terrace resident wins in Hong Kong rugby TERRACE’S H A Y D N Evans recently went to Hong Kong to take on Asia Pacific rugby teams as a part of B.C.’s elite youth sevens U18 team. And it was B.C. who took the top spot, going undefeated in all four games Haydn Evans at the Hong Kong International Youth Sevens tournament, March 23-25. “It was a great experience for the guys,” said coach for the team Shane Thompson. Game one B.C. swept Hong Kong’s Dea Tigers 63 – 0, before going on to beat Hong Kong’s Flying Kukris 40-0, and Thailand’s Bangkok-Lions 28-0. The finals were a closer game, with B.C. taking out the Dea Tigers for a second defeat, this time with a score of 21-0. The rugby wasn’t as strong as we thought it would be,” said Evans. He said the best part of the trip getting a chance to watch the prestigious Hong Kong Men’s sevens tournament. Next up for the Terrace native is the Sanix World Rugby Cup in Japan in April. Held by the Japan Rugby Union, one team per country is invited to take part and Evans, who attends school in the lower mainland, will go with his school, Shawnigan Lake.

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t was the end of February. The end of winter was still nowhere in sight. Thanks to a small wave of white bright steelhead entering the Kalum River Webb and I were getting some relief from the oppressive skies and dreary landscapes. As we tramped down the branch of the West Kalum road that leads to Dutch Valley, I remarked that the one upside of the large snow pack was that it covered up the washing machines, bed frames, fridges, and other refuse that human trash, who apparently can’t find the two landfills that service the area, have carelessly and selfishly tossed in the bush adjacent to the road. It was one of Oona’s first outings. She was responding well to my calls, but just in case, I had the leash near to hand. We had only gone a short distance when we heard barking. We turned to see two large dogs about 100 metres behind us. I leashed Oona. We began yelling and waving our wading staffs. The large off white curs stood their ground. We yelled again, whereupon the pair loped off down the road. The fishing wasn’t so good. The wind was hard on the hands and the water was cold on the toes, but the catching was good by winter standards. We each realized a steelhead and a few char besides. We had just sat down on a log pile to eat lunch

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S N O W BOARDERS GET ready to race during the Ruins Cup, a skier-cross and snowboard event, March 31.

Ruins Cup sees skiers of all ages THE 13 annual Ruins Cup for skiers and snowboarders took place on Shames Mountain ski hill, March 31. One of the event’s organizers, and owner of Ruins Board shop, Tyler Wilson said everyone had a great time in an event where the first person across the finish line wins. “That’s the beauty of boarder cross, there is no judging ... and that’s what I think makes it so much fun,” Wilson said. A new development for the race this year was the addition of the nine-and-under events, something now possible as more families and younger children took part in the day. “The course wasn’t super challenging, but it’s a great course for all ages,” Wilson

said. With about 20 people participating from Smithers Wilson was also impressed with the out-of-town presence at the event. “It’s nice to see that events can attract people from outside our area,” he explained. The weekend was wrapped up with Family Day on Shames Mountain, which hosted a BBQ and fun events for kids. In the boy’s under nine ski, Darcy Fraser from Terrace took first place and Aiden Press from Prince Rupert took second. For the girl’s nine and under, Zosia Stevenson from Prince Rupert took first place and Isabella Moretti from Kitimat took second.

On the 10-13 ski, Emma Loverin from Smithers won first place for the girls, with Kailliam Smale from Telkwa coming in second. For the boys it was Liam Buchanan from Terrace who took first place, and Joey Parkes from Terrace who took second. In the 14 – 17 men’s ski, Jason Olieman from Smithers came first, and James Goudreaw from Granisle came in second. In the open ski events, Aimee Gagnier from Smithers took first place, and Katrina Fisher from Terrace came in second. For the men, Scott Marko from Smithers came in first place, and Kylar Highe from Terrace came in second. The men’s master ski was

when a young man carbarking began. It was the rying a spinning rod kind of barking dogs do came walking along the when they have an anipath we’d recently laid mal at bay. down. It was clear he They probably have was set upon fishing the a moose pinned down, pool we’d just vacated. guessed Doug. Oona was Did you run into with us, bigger now but some dogs? I asked. not as big as the mutts Yeah. They gave me we’d seen at Dutch Vala hard time, he said, ley and no match for a clearly a bit shaken by pack of them. the incident. There were I have my bear four of them, he added. banger, I said, hoping SKEENA ANGLER During the conversathat it wouldn’t be nection Doug suggested to essary and not wanting ROB BROWN the young man that he’d to climb the bank and go probably do better in somewhere else. the two runs just down As we made our way river. toward the Lower Dump, We can’t cover them the barking stopped. effectively with our flies, he said. But, with Then we saw them. A pack of six running that lure, you could do well. at full gallop down river. They sensed us The young fellow thanked us, replaced and the barking resumed. Doug grabbed the buds he’d pulled from his ears on his Oona’s collar. They were in bush barking approach and strode off across the snow menacingly and approaching rapidly. singing. Fire it now! yelled Doug. Those dogs are a couple of kilometres I waited until the lead hound was about from their property, I said. It isn’t right. 10 metres away and pulled the spring. The Early this week, with winter melting cartridge exploded with a bang that would away, Doug and I set out to fish the Dump have put any rifle to shame. Without breakruns for trout and char. As we began our ing stride, the lead dog veered off at right descent down the slippery bank to the river, angles. The rest of the pack followed suit.

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won by Shawn Stevenson from Prince Rupert, with Ken Parkes from Terrace placing second. In the snowboard under 10 unisex event, Lisa Nicholson from Terrace came in first, and Toan Krauskopf from Smithers came in second. In the 11-13 boy’s event Tyler Milne from Kitimat came first, and Justin Hickman from Kitimat came in second. In the 14 – 17 men’s events Brandon Market from Smithers came in first and Fraser Bell from Terrace came in second. In the men’s open snowboard event, Collin Davis from Terrace came in first, and Daniel Olieman from Smithers came in second.

There were off-white flashes in the thick brush and barking ceased immediately. Who needs six dogs? I asked rhetorically. Doug shook his head. One dog is manageable. Two require a firm hand. When you have six you have a formidable and unpredictable force capable of killing things, including people. In the thirty years I’ve been fishing the area where those dogs roam, I’ve seen lots of moose sign. I see much less now. Moose have a hard enough time in the winter with the deep snow, wolves, and poachers. They don’t need a pack of dogs to add to their troubles. The next day, I phoned the Conservation officers and learned that there used to be a provincial statute to deal with marauding dogs, but sadly, it had been repealed. I can’t imagine why. The officer told me that there may be a regional district by-law prohibiting the ownership of that many dogs. I phoned the Regional District offices and discovered there was, but, said Murray, who handles these matters for the Regional District, it only covers Thornhill and Copper Mountain. There is a provincial regulation, added. This means that the issue can be dealt with by the RCMP. Unless something is done about the problem, that is where I will be forced to go next.


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