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◆ HEARINGS IN MAY
MP says review panel has no credibility By Alan S. Hale The Northern View Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen says that the Conservative’s plan to give themselves final say on the fate of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline has confirmed the fears of pipeline opponents: The joint review panel process is a sham. “The process was always threatened. A lot of people suspected that Stephen Harper wouldn’t take ‘no’ for an answer when it comes to this pipeline. Now that has been made explicit.” Besides imposing an 18 month time limit on all environmental reviews done by the National Energy Board, the Tories have made one small, but significant change. Until now, only if the panel approved a project did that decision have to be submitted to the federal cabinet for final approval. The new rules say that even if the decision is to reject the project, the cabinet will have to approve that as well, essentially giving them the power to force the National Energy Board
to reconsider their decision. This change has been all but hidden during the rolling out of the Environmental Review process overhaul this past week. It was only referenced in a single bullet point on a list of goals for making reviews more timely, located on a website for the Conservatives’ Economic Action plan. It reads: “Establish clearer accountability for decisions on major pipeline projects in the national interest by giving government authority to make the “go/no go” decisions, based on the recommendations of the National Energy Board.” Cullen says that by giving themselves the final say, the Conservatives have made the Panel hearings inconsequential. “They will retroactively apply these new rules and it will become a purely political decision, and the Prime Minister – with all of his wisdom about pipelines – is going to make the final decision. This totally undermines the process we are in...The credibility of the Joint Review Panel has been totally destroyed.”
According to Cullen it’s time for the Provincial Government to get involved. The Liberal Government have steered clear of stating an opinion on the Northern Gateway pipeline saying that it was prudent to let the hearing process run its course before making a decision. Cullen argues that now that Conservatives have unilaterally changed that process in this way, that excuse will no longer fly. The Joint Review Panel hearings are going ahead, with the next ones in Prince Rupert scheduled for May 24, 25, 26, 28, 29 at the North Coast Convention Centre. Cullen says that he doesn’t want to dissuade people from participating, saying that it’s still an opportunity for people to go and have their say. He says that he still plans to go and participate. “I’ll have a question for [the Joint Review Panel]: Did you know this was coming, and now that it’s happened, do you still think you are still credible? Do you still exist if your mandate has been ripped away from you?”
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Cruise Task Force discusses importance of May 4 call By Shaun Thomas The Northern View Members of the Prince Rupert Cruise Task Force were guests of the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, and spoke of the importance of the coming cruise season. The first cruise ship of the season will arrive on May 4 as Holland America returns to Prince Rupert for the first time in five years. Holland America is part of a much larger cruise company, Carnival Corporation, and panel member Andrew Hamilton of the Prince Rupert Port Authority said that makes the May 4 visit that much more important. “This is a significant opportunity to not only secure Holland America, but also Princess Cruise and other Carnival Corp. lines,” he said, noting that increased fuel prices and Seattle’s emergence as a launching point for the Alaskan cruise theatre bode well for Prince Rupert’s cruise future. But, said panelist John Farrell, it is going to take a
community effort to make Prince Rupert the Canadian cruise port of choice along the west coast. Last year the task force undertook a program aimed at the passengers who don’t take shore excursion tours, a program that included buskers, carvers, an enhanced ambassador program and projects like a touch tank and a children’s fishing derby to keep passengers busy. “Did it work? Yes it did. Cruise line CEOs are very intrigued that we were the only stop on the Alaska cruise theatre that had that level of community involvement,” he said, while
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◆ FEDERAL POLITICS
Cullen says House Leader appointment brings influence By Alan S. Hale The Northern View Skeena - Bulkley Valley got a big promotion this week when the NDP’s new leader Thomas Mulcair appointed him as the Opposition House Leader. Until now, Cullen’s only other role other than being a Member of Parliament was to chair of the Parliamentary Ethics Committee. Now he has considerably more on his plate. Being the Official Opposition’s House Leader means that Cullen will be a front-bench MP now; in charge of guiding his party through the veritable sea of bills, behindthe-scenes negotiations, debates and procedures that are a
fact of life on Parliament Hill. “The House Leader’s job is many things, but two primary things: one is to stop the worst things from happening like bad legislation coming through. The second thing is trying to find ways to work with government to get good things through. It’s challenging in a majority context, but I’m up for the challenge,” says Cullen. Cullen will have fingers in many different pies as he’ll be required to keep tabs on the portfolios of all the NDP critics as well as all the upcoming house business being put forward by the Conservatives. He says he hopes to parlay his new office into greater influence for Northwest BC and it’s concerns. “It’s one of the more powerful positions in Parliament. So my ability to speak more directly to Government and other MPs has increased...My mandate has always been to increase the visibility and profile of the Northwest in Canada’s conversation, and I think this is very helpful,” says Cullen. This is the second shadow cabinet shuffle in a row where Cullen has not received a appointment to a critic position.
Ocean Fish announces plans to close plant By Shaun Thomas The Northern View The Ocean’s Fish plant in Prince Rupert will be closing down. Staff at the plant received notice of the planned closure on Tuesday, but what that means for those at the plant remains unclear. “What we have done is told the workforce that we will be consolidating our operations into the Oceanside and Seal Cove plants. We will be looking to relocate workers at the plant to one of the other two operations,” explained Canfisco VP Rob Morley, noting that he can’t say at this point if any jobs will be lost as
a result of the move. “We have to sit down with the union and discuss what the time frame is. We have to give at least 60 days notice, but there is no firm time-frame at this point,” he said. As for the future of the Oceans Fish plant buildings, Morley said it isn’t likely to be kept. “The structure is older and becoming expensive to maintain. I think if we want to remain viable and employ as many people as possible in Prince Rupert we have to work with the plants that are in better condition.” Canfisco and Ocean’s Fish moved to a single management structure last summer.
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◆ SCHOOL DISTRICT 52
Teachers’ union votes to withdraw its volunteer work Improvement Act. During a vote conducted from April 17-19, 73 per cent of the more Members of the BC Teacher’s than 28,000 teachers who cast their Federation voted overwhelmingly ballot supported the move, which in favour of withdrawing volunteer would include services such as work they do at school in coaching sports teams and working opposition to Bill 22, the Education on after-hours drama or music performances. “Teachers Mother Goose struggle with this a program for babies aged 0-18 because these months and their caregiver(s) activities bring so Starting on Thursday March 29th much joy to our and running for 10 Thursdays engagement with students. We know 10:00 am - 11:30 am Pineridge Strong Start this will mean the 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CHSS Strong Start loss of some highlyContact Kate, Success by 6 co-ordinator for info. @250-622-9458 valued activities, A FREE PROGRAM and we sincerely PROVIDED BY: regret that. But we
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◆ MAY 1
Cemetery Day By Martina Perry The Northern View Almost 100 years ago, Ernest TG Tremayne was laid to rest in Prince Rupert’s Fairview Cemetery, which has became the laying spot for countless others over the past one hundred years. To celebrate the lives of those buried at Fairview, two groups in town have joined together to host an event on Cemetery Day. Last year, the Prince Rupert Cemetery Advisory Committee, a group that aims to get the community more involved in ongoing work to improve the cemetery, requested to have the City name May 1 as Cemetery Day in Prince Rupert. Council agreed to the request, and proclaimed it as a day to remember and honour the memories of former family and community members last year. Like last year, the Cemetery Advisory Committee and the Prince Rupert Genealogy Club will join together in celebration of the day, and host an event at the Fairview Cemetery, this
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A look at the new House Leader... This week it was announced that Skeena - Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen would be the new House Leader for the NDP. Getting a promotion within the caucus was something most saw coming after Cullen’s impressive third place finish in the NDP leadership campaign. I have to say I saw a critic role in the works, most likely environment given Nathan’s history when the party was a fourth-string one in the House, but House Leader is certainly a step above that. Being the House Leader is, for all intents and purposes in the view of many, being one of the right-hand men for the leader of the party. It’s a prominent position both literally (front bench) and figuratively in the House of Commons and will only serve to increase awareness of the issues and conditions here in the northwest. As House Leader, our MP will be getting more face time on national media and more face time with the higher-ups in the Conservative government. Let’s face it, saying the Skeena - Bulkley Valley MP has an issue with something doesn’t carry nearly as much weight as saying the House Leader of the Official Opposition has an issue with something. It essentially cements our representative as a person of power within the system of Canadian government, and that can do nothing but help the people here in the region. And that is probably a good thing, for as much as there is opportunity with all of the developments planned for the area, there are also some valid concerns that many people have with all the development to come. Now when people
take those concerns to the MP, they are also taking them to the House Leader of the Official Opposition. That being said, there is also somewhat of a fine line that needs to be walked with this new position. Cullen will have to represent the people of the riding, but in the eyes of many across the country he will be someone who speaks on behalf of the NDP party I’ve spoken before about the downfalls of
politicians who tow the party line instead of more thoroughly representing the people who elected them, and as one of the power players in the party the need to tow the party line becomes that much more emphasized. I’m happy for Nathan and his new role. It’s a new role that brings increased responsibility and scrutiny, but one that can only help the riding.
~ Shaun Thomas
Using social media to increase the benefit of business travel One of the catchphrases of marketing today is that customer service is the new marketing. Like most clichés it conveys a basic truth, but it only makes sense once one understands how customer service plays out in the way word-of-mouth advertising is magnified by social media. Last week I said that the greatest opportunity in 2012 likely lay in converting on business or construction visitors already in our area this year. People sometimes forget that these are tourists, and very valuable tourists at that. They spend more, and they are in the community long enough to establish loyalties to local businesses. It’s obvious that if you own a restaurant, and you provide good food and good service at a fair price, your customer will return. And we know that this customer will almost certainly tell friends about this great restaurant. Yet that word-of-mouth promotion has blossomed into an opportunity that can be far more valuable than traditional advertising opportunities.
Today’s business travellers Thus customer service becomes, stay in much closer touch Talking tourism for better or worse, even more with their loved ones than powerful advertising than ever has been possible in the past. before. They follow day-to-day Thus any business must be developments on Facebook, very concerned about online Twitter, Path, or what-havereputation management. At one you, and they chat regularly level this is simple. If a visitor on Skype or FaceTime. They posts a negative review of your live by their mobile devices, hotel on TripAdvisor, the way and have become accustomed in which you respond to that BRUCE WISHART to online research for dining, bad experience can be more accommodation and recreation effective for advertising purposes options. This technology is a vital part of than any number of good reviews. But the their lives. So if they receive great product, proliferation of social networks complicates and great customer service, at a great price, this. On TripAdvisor the customer is in a we see a good number of these customers sense offering you their feedback in a public posting that on their online networks. forum. It takes specific searches to find Yet human nature remains human nature feedback on other networks. – the customer is always more likely to So it’s vital to be active on those social broadcast a negative experience than a networks, and here is where Tourism positive one. And since their networks Prince Rupert can help. In this context I’m likely include their work colleagues, a bad speaking about business travellers, and they experience can lead to catastrophic results. are certainly the most sophisticated when it
comes to online travel planning, but it’s true in the case of leisure travel as well. From trip planning to decisions about evening dining, we’re accustomed to researching by interacting on social networks. To be on the other side of this fence means finding interesting things to post about your own business. To be truly effective you must re-post the positive comments, repost interesting things about your partner businesses, and allow your personality to come through in your online presence. If each tourism business or organization in Prince Rupert is doing this, then our job at TPR becomes much more effective. We take the best of that content and rebroadcast it on the various social networks where our visitors and potential visitors are waiting. This approach to marketing is becoming more and more important every year. Given the particular realities of this season, it has become vital. If we work together and do this well, we can maximize the benefit of this year’s business travel.
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◆ PROVINCIAL INVESTMENT
Highway repaving set to start this May By Shaun Thomas The Northern View The BC Government this morning announced a major investment in northwest highways, including a significant project on the road leading to Prince Rupert. The largest of the $25.8 million investment in regional roads is the resurfacing of approximately 34
kilometres of Highway 16 between Khyex River and Kasiks River, west of Terrace. A $7.75-million contract has been awarded to Peter’s Bros. Construction, with work scheduled to begin this May. According to Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Blair Lekstrom, part of the reason for this investment is improving access to the
port of Prince Rupert. “The Northwest plays an important role in the province’s economic well-being, and investing in our transportation network is a vital part of ensuring that continues,” he said in a statement. “We want to ensure the region has safe, reliable infrastructure to move products to market and support jobs and economic growth.”
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Hundreds of people were in Prince Rupert last week for the National Aboriginal Business Opportunities Conference.
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◆ FIRST ANNUAL
CHSS Grad Fashion Show 2012 By Martina Perry The Northern View On Thursday, April 19, over 30 grade 12 students from Charles Hays Secondary School put on the school’s first annual Grad Fashion Show, “CHSS Goes Viral”. The performance, which use to be a Prince Rupert Secondary School tradition, included skits, singing and dancing, as well as students modeling apparel from various local stores including Farwest Sports, Udder Bags, Seasport, Slickers, the Salvation Army, Fashion Tailoring, Anna’s Couture, Loaded Sports, Athlete’s World and Oceanside Sports. Among the skits were teacher boxing matches, the Bachelor, recalling a rough night, little people dancing and a performance by Twisted Gauntlet.
Grade 12 students Brianne Bartel, Brittany Bomben, Navjot Chahal, Molly Coburn, Devon Cuzner, Jonathan Dopson, Meagan Fontaine, Taylor Gaudet, Dildeep Gill, Leigh Heiberg, Colby Hogman, Angelica Jesser, Summer Johansen, Christina Le, Jillian LeBlanc, Sandra Ly, Benjamin Mark, Michael Nequinto, Anne Nguyen, Gino Nguyen, Keith Paterson, Madeline Peacock, Shanna Repole, Georgia Riddell, Janessa Salm, Breann Schafhauser, Reid Skelton-Morven, Sten Sundin, Christopher Sylvester, Mariah Tomasin, Josh Tooke, Naomi Vandermeer, Linnea Vendittelli, Jordan Weir, Geo White, Teak Wong, Jennifer Woodcock and Anthony Yecyec were included in the performance. Money raised from the event will go towards prom.
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◆ EMBARK ENGINEERING
Lax Kw’alaams now owns an engineering company By Shaun Thomas The Northern View The Lax Kw’alaams First Nation now owns an engineering company. The formation of Embark Engineering was announced on Wednesday at the National Aboriginal Business Opportunities Conference in Prince Rupert, and the company is an undertaking of both the Lax Kw’alaams Band and established engineering firm Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd. “We’ve had a long-standing working relationship with Lax Kw’alaams, and this evolved from
discussions that we had while attending the conference last year,” said Frank Belfry of Kerr Wood Leidal, who will be taking on the role of general manager for Embark Engineering. “We’ve been working with Kerr Wood Leidal for 30 years. They’ve done great work and we saw this as an opportunity for a partnership... It’s in the early stages right now, but we want to get things moving as quickly as we can,” said Lax Kw’alaams mayor Garry Reece. The company will have its head office in Lax Kw’alaams, with an office in Prince Rupert possibly in the future, and band manager
Wayne Drury will be CEO while Reece will be chairman of the company. Embark Engineering will introduce academic programs and scholarship in the future to help create engineering careers for the people of Lax Kw’alaams. “We will identify individuals who want to follow through with engineering careers, get them the right skills and training and go from there,” said Belfry. “We have someone working for us now compiling the list of jobs that will need filling, not just in the engineering side of the
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Approximately 80 people attended a recent ‘Zumbathon’ held at the Jim Ciccone Civic Center. The efforts of our local instructors raised $466 for Orthopedic equipment at PRRH. (Pictured right to left) Jennifer Kloppers, Amanda Graham and Marlyn McKenna, present Clinic Coordinator for OR, Cleo Carlos with the cheque. (Missing is instructor – Leslie Roberts). Zumba classes occur daily Monday through Thursday and Saturday.
business,” added Reece. While no contracts are in place now, but work Kerr Wood Leidal is undertaking for the band at the moment will be funneled through to the Embark Engineering. Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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Experimental Recreational Fishery Community Information Session A new recreational experimental ﬁshery program was announced in 2011 for interested recreational stakeholders that will allow them to lease quota from commercial harvesters. This experimental program will provide access to halibut beyond the limits of the standard recreational license as well as the opportunity to continue ﬁshing if the standard recreational ﬁshery were to close early, giving those who choose to participate greater stability for business planning purposes. This community information session will provide information and program details for individuals interested in participating in the halibut experimental recreational ﬁshery and discuss plans for the long-term implementation of the program.
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◆ WEEKLY UPDATE
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Canadians are living longer and costs for the Old Age Security (OAS) are rising. On April 1, 2023 the Government of Canada plans to start raising the age of eligibility for OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) from 65 to 67.*
What does this mean for you? 54 or older as of March 31, 2012
You may still obtain OAS/GIS at age 65
53 or younger as of March 31, 2012
The age of eligibility for OAS/GIS will change gradually between 2023 and 2029
Starting in July 2013, Canadians who are eligible for, but not yet receiving OAS will have the flexibility to delay receiving it in exchange for a higher monthly amount at a later date.
The number of working-age Canadians for every senior is decreasing** 6
The number of working-age Canadians per senior is decreasing, placing additional pressure on the OAS program.
5 4 3 2 1 0 1990
**Source: 9th Actuarial Report on the Old Age Security Program
For a free brochure or more information visit www.ServiceCanada.gc.ca/retirement or call 1 800 O-Canada (TTY 1-800-926-9105) *Subject to parliamentary approval
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By Martina Perry The Northern View
Although Prince Rupert’s Overwaitea Foods has been involved with the local Relay for Life event for years, this year employees are taking fundraising for the Canadian Cancer Society to the next level by holding pre-relay activities at Overwaitea on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6. “The whole idea is to generate as much funds as humanly possible for cancer research, because we’ve all been affected by cancer,” said Overwaitea store manager Dan Hansen.
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“They have a couple of weeks to set that goal and get their friends, family, co-workers and community to pledge,” said Hansen. Sandy Jackson from Central Barber Shop will be coming in to donate her time and services for the head shaving, as well as a special hair design for whichever employee gets voted for it. Hansen says the store has a minimum fundraising goal of $2,500 to be raised by Saturday, and if the store reaches that goal he has volunteered to have his head and his beard dyed bright yellow - the colour of the Canadian Cancer Society. Hansen will keep his brightly coloured hair until the Relay for
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Life event, over a month away. On Sunday, May 6, Hansen has volunteered to hike 50 miles on a treadmill in the store. “I don’t plan on running, I’m going to be taking it nice and easy. 50 miles is a long stretch, so I’m thinking five miles an hour on average,” He said. There will be a hot dog sale taking place on both Saturday and Sunday as well, starting at noon both days and running until 6 p.m. All funds that are raised from Overwaitea’s pre-relay activities will go to the Canadian Cancer Society.
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Check your summer tires before they go back on the car Spring is here and it’s the time of the year to inspect your tires again.
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The right auto body shop can make a major difference Most drivers are pretty upset when they spot dents or dings on their vehicles. Trying to maintain bodywork in mint condition can entail large amounts of money. Fortunately, paintless body repair is one of the most inexpensive solutions for restoring your bodywork to its original appearance. The reality is that your vehicle can never be fully protected from the scrapes and scratches acquired in “hostile” environments such as grocery store parking lots, shopping mall lots, and office parking garages. But thanks to their expertise and unequalled skill, auto body repairers can quickly erase all sign of the dents and dings that may be spoiling the look of your vehicle. When looking for a reputable body shop, choose a repairer who has the appropriate professional training. With the help of special tools, this specialist will return your car’s bodywork to its original appearance by exerting slight pressure on the back of the metal where the dent is situated. The damaged area is slowly massaged back to its original shape, a millimetre at a time. Paintless dent removal has been around for
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The secret to better fuel economy: Change the air filter With the price of gas climbing higher almost every week, giving your vehicle better maintenance has got to become a priority. Many motorists have the impression that new cars are pretty much maintenance-free. That might be true for some components, but there are others that need regular care. Fortunately, they don’t always need to be done by expert mechanics. One of the things you can do at home is regularly change the different filters surrounding the engine. The best help comes from your owner’s manual. This little book is full of valuable information, including how to find and when to change most of the filters found under the hood. The most
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North Coast COMING EVENTS APRIL 26 - The Museum of Northern BC presents A VISIT WITH TWO AUTHORS shortlisted for the BC Book Prizes award. Charlotte Gill is well known for her book Eating Dirt and has won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize & Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choie Award. Pamela Porter is the author of the exciting new children’s book I’ll Be Watching and has won the Shiela A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize. Meet these two authors and join us for refreshments at this free public event. Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 4:00pm
APRIL 27& 28 - A Giant Garage Sale will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 5h & McBride on Friday from 6 - 9pm and on Saturday from 9am - noon. For pick up of donation articles phone 250 624 4164.
APR 28 - Senior’s Games Zne 10 Meeting will be held at 1:00pm at the Snowflake Seniors Centre ath the Riverlodge, 658 Columbia Ave, West, Kitimat.
MAY 2 - Garden Club meeting, 7p.m. in room 189 at Northwest Community College. The subject is Getting Ready for Summer, tips on hardening off, planting off seedlings, new plants and shrubs. learn what fruite and veggies do good in Prince Rupert. Everyone welcome, bring your own teacup. For more info, call Andree 250-624-366
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Are you between the ages of 19 and 24? Do you like canoeing? Join us for the 2012 Canoe Journey to Hartley Bay. We will be spending 10 days in the great outdoors camping, cooking on fires and paddling together. Training starts in April to prepare. All training, food and camping gear is included. We are also looking for volunteer support workers. All are Welcome. Pls Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-6271717 ext 58 of just drop in sign up
School District 52 Band Program is looking for donations of band instruments! Help us bring music to all students by donating that trumpet you have in your basement or the saxophone in your coat closet! If you have a band instrument that no one is playing, please call Sandy Jones at 250-624-5031 ext. 226 for pick up.
Do you want to try yoga? Planet Youth is offering free yoga for youth aged 19-24 at the Friendship House every Tuesday evening from 4-5pm. Also, every Tuesday join Planet Youth for Food As Medicine cooking night. Bring an empty stomach and be prepared to cook a delicious meal. Planet Youth is accepting registration for people wanting to try scuba-diving. Training will take place at the Aquatic centre. Once training is complete, successful participants will have the opportunity to Ocean dive.
Please join us at the Diabetes Support Group Prince Rupert Hospital Room 430; 1: 00 pm – 2:00 pm. Dates: April 16th – Annual Exams- Prevent Complications- Find out How. May 14th – Carb Counting Basics.
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Moby Dick Hotel is taking applications for front desk & waitress positions. Drop off resume at the lobby. No Phone calls please.
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Controller Coastal ShellÀsh Corporation is a fast-paced, young business operating on the North Coast with a central ofÀce in Prince Rupert. The business is a partnership with the Coastal First Nations and a leading Chinese shellÀsh aquaculture company. Coastal ShellÀsh is undertaking a major expansion to become BC’s largest, fully integrated shellÀsh company with a hatchery already established in Prince Rupert and shellÀsh farms under development on Haida Gwaii and in the Prince Rupert region. The company is looking for an experienced Controller to be responsible for all accounting functions, reporting to the CEO. Candidates for this position should be extremely well organized, have excellent computer skills and prior experience as a senior level controller. Only those candidates with relevant qualiÀcations and experience will be contacted for an interview. Please email or fax a resume and cover letter before May 7th to: Coastal ShellÀsh Corporation 206 – 100 McBride Street Prince Rupert, BC V8J 3E8 Fax (250) 622-0747 sam.bowman@coastalshellÀsh.com
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Capp’s Marine Education www.cappsmarine.com 410-309 2nd Ave West Prince Rupert, BC (250) 627-1265
The City of Prince Rupert is now accepting Resumes for Casual employment in the Customer Service Department at City Hall.
City of Prince Rupert Customer Service Department 424 3rd Avenue West Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J 1L7
Discovery Childcare is currently accepting résumé’s for a fully qualiÀed ECE childcare worker. This is a fulltime, temporary (1 year) position starting in mid/late summer with the possibility of becoming permanent.
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The Paci¿c Pilotage Authority is accepting Expressions of Interest from quali¿ed mariners interested in participating in a Marine Pilot Familiarization Program prior to examination as apprentice pilots. Program will run from August 2012 to August 2014. Applicants must be Canadian citizens and willing undergo a medical examination. For information Certi¿cation and Sea-time requirements please refer to Paci¿c Pilotage Regulations, Sections 4 and 5 www.ppa.gc.ca under publications.
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Please drop your résumé off at Discovery Childcare, 195 Prince Rupert Blvd. (right next to Charles Hays) or fax to 250-624-6345.
The City of Prince Rupert is now accepting Resumes for a full time Utility Operator in the Public Works Department.
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COMPLETE TOOL & EQUIPMENT DISPERSAL AUCTION June 2, 2012 Saturday @ 10:00 am. Ft St James, BC. Hwy 16 & Junction Hwy 27. Drive into Ft St James, follow signs thru town. 4 km on Germanson North Road Sale Conducted on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Bill Tuck & others. VEHICLES etc: 2 man self contained camp on skids, 8 liter BMW, 5 ton service truck, Bluebird 72 seat bus on factory propane, variety of late model Ford diesel trucks, 98 GMC 1/2 ton 4x4, 2 electric 3 wheel handicap carts, 5HP Craftsman roto tiller, 2 person go cart. 4 - 17” tires for Toyota pickup. MARINE: 16 ft. ﬁberglass boat, 70 HP Johnson boat motor, boat trailer, 30 commercial prawn traps, 2 new Dawa halibut rods. TOOLS: Makita 5 & 8” grinders, Hitachi 8” grinders, impact tools 3/8”-1”, electric jack hammer, Hilti drills & hammer drills, air greaser & luber, 3/4 & 1” drive socket, 600 lb. torque wrench, 1 & 1 3/4” drive multiplier set, torque wrenches, power tools, air / brad nailers, 12.5 & 18v rechargeable drills, 3/8”-1/2” metric & standard socket sets, lg. slide hammer, cord & rechargeable hand power tools, 2 - 10” Rockwell miter saw, hydraulic 2 1/2” pipe bender w/ dies, tap & die sets, pipe stand & threader, wheel sockets & seal drivers, multiple open & box end wrenches, 1-1 1/2, 2-3 & 6 ton com-a-longs. EQUIPMENT: 10x10x20 portable garage, 6000 lb. HD engine hoist on wheels, 2 HP compressors, Hilti drills & hammer drills, 200 Lincoln gas welder, 1200 liter lube oil dispenser (full of 15/40 oil), multiple roll away tool boxes, tire machine, bead blaster, air conditioner equip., 2 vac pumps, 10 & 20 ton porta power kit, parts washer, quad jack, electric fuel pumps, double walled 100 gal used oil tank, Acetylene torches & hoses, 2 new shallow well pumps, sand blaster, 6 - 3 ton ﬂoor jacks, 2 - 3500 lb. transmission jacks, multiple ext. cords, 5 gas powered water pumps, 2 - 6500 gensets (gas & electric start, low hrs.), new 3000 gen set, 8 1/2HP wheeled Honda pressure washer, 3500psi pressure washer, 18Hp 3500psi pressure steam cleaner, up to 2 1/2” metric & standard dies hydraulic hose press, Rockwell lg drill press (variable speed), 2HP bench grinder, 4 industrial shop vacs, 3 pickup headache racks w/ side rails, 40# full forklift propane tanks, 4 warn winches, 2 - 99 channel ICom programmable radios w/ charger, helmets size s-2xl, 1st aid equip. SUPPLIES: Lg qty of brass, pipe & hydraulic ﬁttings, pallets of new & used truck parts, multiple trays of snap rings, o-rings, screws, rivets, keyways, side, rear & front windshield for Peterbuilt, alternator, starter, fan hubs, pulleys for Cummings motor, new cam shafts, auto & manual slacks, plastic air line ﬁttings, cinches, wrappers & cable for logging trucks, metal cabinets & ﬁling cabinets, bolt bins (full of bolts), lg qty truck parts back up, tail & head lights, wiring, log trailer parts, 8’6” axel, truck parts seals, drive lines, scale equip, bearings, brake shoes, drums, lowbed chains & cinches, body work equip, sanders, new spray & paint guns, welding rods, grinding discs HOUSEHOLD & MISC: 26 sheets of 3/4”-7’6” granite counter tops w/ 4” back splash. Consignments welcome! Approx. 2000 lot Sale. If you would like to consign large farm / logging equip or vehicles please contact Mikes Auction. Please note that we cannot take any small items at this already large sale. Condition of Sale Terms: Cash & Check with Identiﬁcation, sorry No Credit cards. Items are As Is Condition ~ Not responsible for accidents. There will be a Concession on Site. Any question Please Contact: Mike Steinebach @ (250) 694 - 3497 or
Cell (250) 692-6107 or (250) 692 - 9752 Egon Steinebach @ (250) 694-3319 or Cell (250) 570- 2055 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org & Website www.mikesauction.net Watch future papers for a complete listing
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Merchandise for Sale
Merchandise for Sale
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FIRST MINUTE FLEA MARKET
Heavy Duty Machinery
For Sale By Owner
Mobile Homes & Parks
May 26, 2012 Saturday @ 10:00 a.m. Topley, BC. @ Topley Garage, Hwy 16 & Junction Hwy 118 to Granisle Sale Conducted on behalf of Henry Van Der Weil & others. Sale will start off with Horse & Tack, followed by Antiques and a large coin collection. VEHICLES etc: Yukon chainsaw sawmill, Okanogan 5th Wheel, 2005 Ford Freestar Sport 4.3, 4 door Mini van, 2008 Ford F250 Super duty 4x4 Super cab w/new tires & canopy, 2007 F350 Super duty 4x4 crew cab diesel w/new tires & spray on bed liner, 1972 Triumph Spit Fire convertible, 2002 diesel 2.4 l Toyota Hilux Surt SSR-G right hand steering (38x15.5x15” tires), 1984 Yamaha Tri-Z ATV, 800 ATV w/ winch, BF Good wrench 265/70R/17” tires w/ Ford 8 bolt rims (2 sets), misc. used tires good shape, Johnson 10 HP boat motor. TOOL & EQUIPMENT: New welding rods & grinding discs, Aw32 hydraulic oil, chain saws, Poulan 2150, Husky 2150, Husky 371xpg, Cantec 6.5 gas water pump CT200, Cantec CT80CLC air cooled diesel water pump, 2 & 12 ton hydraulic jacks, riveters, levels, new & used cordless drills & skill saws, Rona table saw, Geotop C20C Automatic level w/ 2 tripod stands, pressure washer gun kit, HD furniture trolly, Rockwell Beaver 10” bandsaw, Beaver table saw on stand, Lincoln wire feed welder, Ingersoll Rand upright 60 gal air compressor, Speedair air compressor, Coleman Powermate 2500, Honda CX34 11hp power unit, Makita grinders, rolling toolboxes, socket drives, torque wrenches, air tools, wrenches, 23 - 16x2x4 trusses. HOUSEHOLD: Solid oak table & chairs, loveseat, sectional sofa, bunk bed w/ mattresses, Maple bedroom suite, Pine end table, Citizen TV w/ dvd, coffee table w/ brass accents, 3 drawer dresser, table & chairs, lamps, zero clearance mantle electric ﬁreplace, Kenmore washer & dryer, Igloo bar fridge, paintings, upright Kenmore freezer (new), hot/cold stainless steel 40 tray catering cart, hot water tank, Weider weight machine, ﬁsh smoker, Big Gar wood stove, Ivy Cabin wood cook stove, small 2 door wood stove, Techniﬂame pellet stove, pewter & brass items, violins & guitar, Memorex antique syling radio/cassette/CD player, many misc. household items, 8” computerized Colestoron telescope. ANTIQUES: Oil lanterns & lamps, antique table & chairs, Missionary desk, Oak sideboard, Mahogany mirrored dresser, cast iron kettles, Pine mirror & night stand, green marble top hall stand w/ barley twist legs, 40 yr. old never ﬁred 30-30 Winchester Riﬂe Sioux Carbine (engraved). HORSES & TACK: Black/white Pinto mare, Blue Roan gelding, black QH gelding, saddles, headstalls, halters, breast collars, antique pack saddle, reins, foldable saddle racks, misc. other tack. COIN COLLECTION: Nice 150 lot coin collection, don’t miss it! Consignments welcome! This is an excellent sale and all Goods are in very good condition. For out of town buyers there is local restaurant & accommodations, please contact Whispering Pines Motel (250) 696-3353. Condition of sale terms: Cash & Check with Identiﬁcation, sorry no Credit cards. Items are As Is Condition ~ Not responsible for accidents. There will be a Concession on Site. Any question Please Contact:
Mike Steinebach @ (250) 694-3497 Cell (250) 692-6107 or Egon Steinebach @ (250) 694-3319 Cell (250) 570-2055 E-Mail: email@example.com & Website www.mikesauction.net Watch future papers for a complete listing
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U-Name-It We-Have-It Garage sale 1217 Immanuel St. Sat 9-12. Lots of kids toys Giant garage sale Fri Apr 27 6-9 pm and Sat 28 9 am noon. At St. Pauls Lutheran Church 5th & McBride Moving Sale. Misc. kitchen and household items. 119 Gull Cres Sat 9 am-3pm Sun 12pm-3pm
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Heavy Duty Machinery A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com
FOR SALE: 40’x8’ storage container, tandem 18’ utility trailer, 8000 lb forklift, LW Kenworth tractor, many large propane tanks, many forklift forks, set of 10’ logging bunks, set of log bunks for SuperTrain Hi-way trailers, many tires for pickups to large trucks (mostly free). 250-847-0783.
Misc. for Sale CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991. DIY STEEL Building deals! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. Free brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT
Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold & Silver Coins. Call Chad 250-863-3082
5 BDRM HOME IN TELKWA FOR SALE 3200 sq ft, 4 bath, includes washer & dryer, fridge & stove, dishwasher hot tub, natural gas, contact 250-845-3315 MERRITT SxS Duplex. DOWNTOWN. 1 Side newly decorated and vacant. Other side rented. Each side has 4 bdrms, 3- 4 pce baths, garden area & storage shed. $337,900. (604)534-2748.
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Real Estate PR: 2 Upgraded houses on large lots; either house covers mortgage, or $1150/mo income. $99,500, Rich Shultz, 250-626-9091
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1438 Overlook 1326 Pigott Ave 241 9th Ave East 310 6th Ave West 1507 8th Ave East 245 3rd Ave West 519 3rd Ave West 1600 8th Ave 1833 5th Ave 128 Montgomery St 1001 PR Blvd 1643 Atlin Ave 102 Raven 108 Collart 1823 Sloan Ave 1233 Conrad St 1235 7th East 1219 E 7th 1222 Beach Place 1418 Atlin Ave 105 Raven
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Apt/Condo for Rent
Cars - Sports & Imports
Trucks & Vans
Renovated 1 & 2 bdrm Suites Furnished & Un-Furnished. Quiet Tenants. On Site Management. Gym, Hot Tub & Sauna. References Required.
PR: Loft Style Bdrm in a New, Clean N/S Home. Wanting a Female/Couple roommate. Furnished, 2 Bath, 2 Kitchen, w/ off street prkg. Close to town. N/P. $600/mo + Util. & 1/2 DD. Avail May 1 or 15/12 Call Tanya 778-884-8439
Suites, Upper Large 2 Bdrm Suite Close to downtown Prince Rupert; Cable incl; N/S, N/P; off-street parking; Looking for Quiet, working people. $575/mo. Ref. required.
Please call 250-624-2054 PR: 1 Bdrm, 1152 Brett Place. $450/mo. or $430/mo. for a single person + DD. 250-6249300 PR: 2 BDRM Suite, 265 PRB. N/P, N/S. Laundry, Gas Fireplace, Off-street parking. $550/mo. Work Ref. req. Call 250-622-7333 & lv msg.
CLIFFSIDE APARTMENTS 1123-1137 Borden Street Adult-oriented. Quiet location with harbour view. Heat and hot water included. Minutes walking to downtown and hospital. References required. 1, 2, or 3 bedroom suites. Some furnished. Prince Rupert
GATEWAY APARTMENTS McBride & 8th Prince Rupert Unfurnished - Furnished (Furnished short Term Rentals Available) Close to downtown Adult-oriented No Pets
627-7137 PR: Quiet,clean 2 bdrm Apt. avail now for working persons. Ground ﬂoor entry, Sauna, Basic TV and WIFI is incl w/ rent. Hydro heat is not included. Parking for one, close to CHSS. Call Randall North Real Estate Services at 250-627-1414. Or visit
Prince Rupert 3 bdrms. 1 ½ bath From $500/mth. Call Mgr. 624-3546
Cars - Domestic
1997 CADILLAC NORTHSTAR STS Fully Loaded, 300 HP Only 103,000 kms Immaculate Shape Reduced $5500 OBO
Small Ads work! Cars - Sports & Imports 2000 MAZDA PROTÉGÉ
PORT Edward, FURNISHED 2 bedroom lower duplex available now. No stairs, washer and dryer included free. You sign on to BC Hydro, estimated to be $80 per month. Rent for $800. per month. Call Lynn 250-6271414.
Duplex / 4 Plex AVAILABLE FOR RENT
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Bachelor & 1 Bedroom Suites. Security Entrance, harbour views, balconies, storage, laundry facilities, hot water & heat included. Sorry no pets. Close to hospital, bus stop & downtown. References required. Contact our on site Manager at 250-624-6019
Trucks & Vans
Trucks & Vans
2006 Red Silverado LS crew cab. 65,000 kms, PS, PB, Air, CD, 4.8 L V8, tow package, custom canopy, brand new LT tires, 4 snow tires on steel rims, nerf bars, cold air intake.
In excellent condition. $19,000 Call 250-627-7954
ROAD RUNNER BOAT TRAILER
RE: ESTATE OF DONALD ALLAN DELANEY, DECEASED
1200 Summit Ave.
PR: 2004 Ford Diesel Cube Van. Clean, ready for work or ? Only 114,000 Kms; Asking $11,500. Call 250-624-2821
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Apt/Condo for Rent
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Apt/Condo for Rent
17 1/2’ ﬁberglass boat with trailer, 115 horse, Yamaha 4 stroke. $5,500 OBO 250-6227548 cell 250-624-8616
FORMERLY OF 1253 WATER STREET, PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Donald Allan Delaney, are hereby noti¿ed under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claim should be sent to the executor c/o the law ¿rm of Silversides, Merrick & McLean, 217 Third Avenue West, P.O. Box 188, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, V8J 3P7 on or before June 4, 2012 after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.
State of Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities Southeast Region Design & Construction Request for Proposal Prince Rupert Ferry Terminal Marine Facilities Reconstruction Project No. 68531 Environmental Documentation and Engineering Services The State of Alaska’s Department of Transportation and Public Facilities is proposing to reconstruct the marine facilities for the Alaska Marine Highway System’s Prince Rupert Ferry Terminal located in the Port of Prince Rupert in the Canadian Province of British Columbia. The Department is seeking proposals from ¿rms quali¿ed in British Columbia to provide professional marine structure engineering to include environmental assessment and permitting. The Department is seeking a consultant who also has the resources and expertise necessary to develop and complete project development including environmental assessment and permit approvals to advertise the project for construction bidding by July 2013. Special consideration will be given to ¿rms who have experience providing marine structure engineering, environmental assessment and permitting in British Columbia on projects similar to this RFP. A complete description of services is contained in the RFP Package. Estimated period for performance of the Agreement is June 1, 2012 through December 31, 2014. Cost of these professional services is expected to be in the range of $500,000 to $1,000,000. The Request for Proposals (RFP) Package will be available April 5, 2012 and may be obtained in person from the DOT&PF plans room at 6860 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801-7999. Persons residing outside the City & Borough of Juneau may obtain an RFP Package from the website link provided below or through the mail by telephoning (907) 465-4488. Walk-in and telephone service is available during the hours of 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. To view the project speci¿c information and download the referenced attachments, you can visit the following website: http://www1.dot.state.ak.us/cgi/rfp_mgr.d/rfp_list2.pl To view general information about RFPs, you can visit the following website: http://dot.alaska.gov/procurement/prosvcs/ Proposals must conform to the RFP and be submitted with speci¿ed forms. Submittals must be received no later than May 8, 2012, 4:00 PM prevailing time. Please be advised that none of the courier services (Fed-EX, UPS, etc.) provide overnight service to or from Juneau. Please allow at least 2 to 3 business days for receipt of expedited packages. Packages from Canada will require an even longer lead time.
Homes for Rent
2006 28’6” Keystone Springdale Travel Trailer. Queen Bed in front bunkbed in back. One slide, sleeps 8, everything works great. Trailer GVW(kg) 3447. $15,500 OBO. Equalizer Hitch with Sway bars for sale as well $300. (250) 622-2628
HARBOURVIEW APTS Call Clayton 627-6697
Two bdrm downtown apt for quiet person or couple $500 per month. 250-624-2821
18’ welded aluminum boat with cabin, 150 2 stroke merc motor and 15 2 stroke Johnson. New double wheel trailer. Ready for ﬁshing. $7,500 OBO. 250-22-8779 or 250627-1281
Clean & well managed.
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2002 Honda Civic
1989 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
173,000 kms. White, 4DR sedan, 5 speed, manual transmission. Back seats fold down. New studded, Hankook winter tires, plus summer tires. Includes roof rack/bike rack. Alpine stereo with IPod adapter. Asking $4400 OBO. 250-624-2314
22 Ft Heavy Duty Welded Aluminum
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9,500 lbs, c/w bunks, aluminum interchangeable ATV/ UTV quad hauler, fold down lockable tailgate, lockable front storage, $6,500 $7,500 obo. 250-624-6827 or 250-627-9040 Prince Rupert
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Waterline issue causes parking lot damage By Shaun Thomas The Northern View An issue with one of the waterlines in the downtown core resulted in significant damage to one of the parking lots along 2nd Avenue West. “What happened was the Ocean Centre Mall had made arrangements to have the water shut off so they could repair their fire line because the main valve wasn’t working right. At midnight on Tuesday they shut down the line, the repairs were made and when the line was reloaded, a cap broke off the line that runs under that vacant lot and flooded the property,” explained director of public works Bill Horne. “Because the lot is just below the sidewalk level it didn’t really get noticed until the line was fully recharged, and that caused a lot of the gravel to be washed away. In this case the gravel that was washed away was under the parking lot and that is what caused the damage.” The parking lot, located between the Casey Medical Clinic and the building that houses IJ Rugman Floor Coverings and Good Times Games, has been blocked off from the rest of the sidewalk. There is no estimate of damage, and Horne says the City is still working with insurance companies on the matter.
Shaun Thomas photo
A parking lot located on 2nd Avenue West sustained some damage last week because of a waterline issue. Pictured above.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED CITY OF PRINCE RUPERT The City of Prince Rupert is currently looking for volunteers interested in serving on the following: x
Tourism Prince Rupert Board of Directors
If you are interested in helping shape the future of our community please submit a letter of interest by May 11, 2012. Please include a written description of your skills and experiences that are relevant to the position you are applying for. For more information on the committees, their work, duties, meeting times and other responsibilities, please contact: Corporate Administration 2nd Floor, City Hall 424 - 3rd Avenue West Ph: 627.0934 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MEAL & DEAL NIGHT FOR DINING AND FREE PLAY From 5pm, every Thursday, until May 31, 2012 Bring a friend to a participating Chances and get 2 for 1 entrees and free play. Just show this coupon to your server before your meal, then take your dining receipt and this coupon to Guest Services to get your free play. Get ready to feel the thrills! Menus vary by location. Some restrictions apply.
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Cut out this coupon or download it and find participating locations at Facebook.com/BCCasinos Redeemable at participating Chances locations. Present this to restaurant staff upon seating. Guests can only redeem one Meal & Deal offer per day. 1 coupon per couple required. Cannot be combined with BcGold Encore™ discounts and/or any other offer. Discounts exclude tax, tips and/or alcohol where applicable. Some restrictions may apply. Free play offer valid for slot play only. Offer is subject to change. Non-transferable and no cash value. While supplies last. No copies or facsimiles accepted. Offer valid from April 26–May 31, 2012. If you gamble, use your GameSense. Must be 19+ to play.
Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, ‡, § The Guts Glory Ram Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after April 3, 2012. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. See participating dealers for complete details and conditions. •$18,998 Purchase Price applies to 2012 Ram 1500 Regular Cab only and includes $7,500 Consumer Cash Discount. See participating dealers for complete details. Pricing includes freight ($1,400–$1500) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2012 vehicles and are manufacturer-to-dealer incentives which are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ‡4.99% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2012 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 model to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Auto Finance and Ally Credit Canada. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Example: 2012 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 with a Purchase Price of $25,498 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discount) financed at 4.99% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $149 with a cost of borrowing of $5,451 and a total obligation of $30,950. Pricing includes freight ($1,400–$1500) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. §2012 Ram 1500 Regular Cab SLT 4x2 shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $25,445. 2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie 4x4 with optional equipment shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $40,755. Pricing includes freight ($1,400–$1,500) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. ¥Based on 2012 EnerGuide full-size truck V8 to V6 fuel economy comparison. °Based on 2011 calendar year-to-date market share gain. The Best Buy Seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications LLC, used under licence. ®SIRIUS and the dog logo are registered trademarks of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc.
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2012 RAM 1500 QUAD CAB SXT 4X4
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2012 Ram 1500 Crew Cab Laramie shown.§
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April 25, 2012 edition of the The Northern View