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New emergency services building would not be ready for two and a half years By Alan S. Hale The Northern View If plans for a new emergency building in Prince Rupert were approved today, it still wouldn’t be ready for the RCMP or the fire department to actually move in for almost twoand-a-half years. That’s according to Witmar Abele, the architect the City of Prince Rupert hired to guide them through the pre-planning phase of constructing a new emergency building. Abele - who is experienced in the designing of emergency buildings - estimates that the process of designing the actual building to meet the RCMP’s needs, the City’s needs and possibly the fire department’s needs and standards would take the better part of a year.

“Of course, that process can vary wildly in the time required, but 34 weeks is not uncommon. It’s three-quarters of a year to get from the earliest schematic design to the point where we could actually put the project out to bidding,” Abele told council at the third meeting on the emergency building issue held last Monday. Once the project is ready to be bid on by the contractors who want to build it, Abele estimates that it would still be almost 90 weeks before the building is ready to be occupied. “Once the construction phase has begun, a year-and-a-half is again not uncommon. There are many factors that influence the time required for the construction phase, such as whether or not the contractor gets into winter construction or other things that might slow it down,” said Abele.

Abele was asked by a member of the public if this time line took into account Prince Rupert’s notoriously rainy weather. He said it did. Council had some questions of their own, with many councillors balking at the time line for the project. Councillor Anna Ashley asked Abele why it would take 34 weeks just to put a design together. “Designing a building such as an RCMP station, Fire Hall or possibly both of them together is a highly complex process. The schematic design alone would easily take six to eight weeks to get through, it involves consultations with the user groups. Adjustments are made to the design, it goes back and forth, and six weeks goes by in a heartbeat,” explained Abele. See Council, page 2

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No tax increase in Port Edward By Shaun Thomas The Northern View While residents of Prince Rupert will be seeing a 1.5 per cent increase on their taxes, residents and businesses in Port Edward can expect no change in the mill rate. “The assessments are up slightly, so council expects to see some more tax revenue but decided not to pass any increase with the mill rates,” chief administrative officer Ron Bedard told council at their meeting on Tuesday. The mill rate in Port Edward is currently $5 per $1,000 taxable value for residents and $12.50 per

$1,000 taxable value for businesses. While the rate charged by the district will remain should fourth and final reading pass later this month, the rate for the Skeena - Queen Charlotte Regional District and the Northwest Regional Hospital District are increasing and the Skeena - Queen Charlotte Regional Hospital District rate is down slightly from last year. At the same meeting council gave three readings to the five year financial plan. This year the district is expecting to end with a $291,914 surplus and revenue and expenses more than double the next five years due to grants received for the new school, some of which will be carried over to 2013.

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The North Coast Convention Centre was packed on the night of May 10 for a loonie auction in support of the 2012 prom on June 23.


Council looking at options for detachment and Fire Hall The recently negotiated deal between the provincial government and the RCMP has also shortened the time the City has to make a decision on the emergency building issue. In the new deal, the RCMP only has to send two letters of notice before the province can build them a new station and send the bill to the City. It used to be three letters. With one letter sent by the RCMP last year, Prince Rupert is effectively out of time when it

Continued from page 1 Councillor Gina Garon asked if they could shorten the process by using an already existing building design from another community. Abele says that building designs are made specifically for the needs of the user groups and the property the building sits on. So unless the City can find a location with the exact same geography, and a design that meets the exact same needs of the RCMP and the fire department, such an idea was not feasible.

comes to the RCMP building, and renovating the existing one doesn’t promise to save much – if any – money when compared to building a new one. This has lead some councillors to conclude that the best course of action is to handle the RCMP’s needs first and that the fire department will have to wait. “In reality we have a RCMP building that doesn’t meet the standards whether we like it or not. I don’t think we are going to find a

site in Prince Rupert big enough to house both the RCMP and the fire department...As far as renovating goes it just doesn’t make sense,” said Councillor Garon. Before the designs on a new building can even be started, the City will need to get approval from residents so it can borrow the millions of dollars required. Exactly how many millions won’t be known until the plans are done, but a professional estimate will be drawn up to be used in the

referendum. City staff have suggested that such a referendum should take place sometime in November, with the referendum question being submitted to the provincial government for approval in September. City council also has the option to side step the referendum process altogether, in which case 10 per cent of Prince Rupert’s residents would have to sign a petition against the borrowing to force one.


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Province announces planned changes to Coastal Ferries Act By Alan S. Hale The Northern View The BC government is pumping an extra $80-million into BC Ferries over the next four years and making amendments to the Coastal Ferries Act in order to combat skyrocketing fares while keeping the company profitable. However, the government is also looking for ways to cut inefficiencies, which is likely to include reduced sailings. The move is the government’s response to a review of the BC Ferry system by Ferry Commissioner Gord Macatee. In the report, Macatee makes a number of different recommendations, many of which require changes to the law, which is exactly what the government plans to do. “This is really about the taxpayer, it is about the ferry user and it is about the ferry corporation. All of us have to come together to make sure that we have an affordable and financially sustainable ferry system,” said Transportation minister, Blair Lekstrom. The amendments to the bill place a new emphasis on the commissioner’s role to balance the interests of ferry users, such as passengers and ferry-dependent communities, with that of the company and its bottom line. The commissioner is being given greater power to control price caps and scrutinize and control the company’s policies in order to keep the trend of skyrocketing fares at bay, including ordering fuel deferrals and discounts. The government also plans to tie fare increases to the rate of inflation, but it is unclear how this will affect the increases already planned for the next three years. According to the commissioner’s report fare prices along northern routes have risen by 78 per cent over the past eight years, while the number of passengers on each sailing (capacity utilization) has fallen by almost 40 percent during the same period. It costs almost $500 for a family of four and their car to go on a round trip from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii. Lekstrom says that while a $500 price tag on a trip to the mainland is hefty, he points out that they would be much higher if the government didn’t already heavily subsidize them. The government is planning to do consultation with local communities on what measures could be taken to

improve the affordability of ferry service. public again wouldn’t solve the issues. “I do not want to leave the impression that there will not “I think if they do their homework and have a look at be putting some pain on the part of communities...We are it, regardless of whether this service was back under the asking people to come to the table to talk about trade-offs,” administration of the Ministry of Transportation or being said Lekstrom. provided as it is today would be facing these challenges.” One option, which was recommended by the commissioner MLA Gary Coons - also the provincial ferries critic in his report, would allow municipalities to spend their agrees with the regional district. He says that BC Ferries own money to help subsidize fares on specific routes. But problems are the result of the Lekstrom said that none of these measures are mandatory, policies put in place over the and that the consultation’s purpose is to find ones that fit past eight years. within communities’ abilities. “The government spent The province is planning to decrease inefficiencies by just under $2-billion in the pushing for fewer sailings for routes with mostly empty past eight years on vessels Week of May 16 ships. Lekstrom says that there are routes where the ships are and terminals. That should Not for Navigational Purposes only using under 30 per cent of their capacity. He says that have come under the costs of Wed., May 16 sailings could be cut down to save costs and lower fares. The constructing highways and Low: 5:35 AM / 6.58 ft capacity utilization of northern routes is about 45 per cent. not put onto the users. That’s High: 11:43 AM / 17.33 ft Not every local government is going to want only to tweak why fares have skyrocketed,” Low: 5:35 PM / 7.92 ft the semi-privatized ferry system. In the past, the Skeena - said Coons. High: 11:53 PM / 19.88 ft Queen Charlotte Regional District has said it wants to see “We need to do an overhaul Sunrise: 5:34 AM the ferry system returned to the jurisdiction of the Highways of the system...I don’t think Sunset: 9:42 PM Act, effectively making it a public system once again. that these additional dollars Board members, especially members from Haida Gwaii are going to keep the system Thu., May 17 communities, argue that the ferry system is essentially their afloat.” Low: 6:21 AM / 5.60 ft road to the mainland and should be funded by government High: 12:33 PM / 17.82 ft like they Low: 6:19 PM / 8.00 ft would any Sunrise: 5:32 AM other. Sunset: 9:43 PM Lekstrom says that he Call Fri., May 18 hears this Personal Real Estate Corporation High: 12:31 AM / 20.35 ft position Low: 7:01 AM / 4.74 ft every so often High: 1:15 PM / 18.29 ft but says the Low: 6:58 PM / 8.03 ft G review shows 313 Cormorant Road STIN I Never before offered for sale, this exceptional 3 bedSunrise: 5:31 AM L that the room, 3 bath home is ideally located close to schools, NEW Sunset: 9:45 PM semi-private rec center and the downtown core. Although situated s y s t e m in the heart of a family neighbourhood, the location is surprisingly private. All rooms are generous in size Sat., May 19 works well, plus there is an oversized garage equipped with work High: 1:06 AM / 20.72 ft and making benches. Panoramic city views are seen from the wellLow: 7:37 AM / 4.08 ft the system equipped kitchen and spacious dining room. High: 1:53 PM / 18.68 ft $289,000 MLS Low: 7:35 PM / 8.05 ft 844 - 6th Avenue West G N I T Sunrise: 5:29 AM Own a private piece of paradise in the heart of Prince LIS W Rupert. This bright, beautiful character home offers Sunset: 9:47 PM E N


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Port authority discuss vision for Cow Bay development By Alan S. Hale The Northern View The public was be able to get its first look at the future of Cow Bay on Tuesday as the Prince Rupert Port Authority held an open house to show off its long-awaited development plans at the Crest Hotel from six p.m. to eight p.m. (look for details on the meeting online at www.thenorthernview. com). The designs are the fruition of work done by MacFarlane Biggar Architects & Designers, which was hired by the Port Authority back in November. The Port Authority held meetings with a number of groups with a stake in the future success

of the Cow Bay area – everyone from Cow Bay merchants to First Nations groups – to find out what they wanted in an expanded Cow Bay. That information was given to the architects and now the designs are ready. “The approach to the development recognizes that it’s a critical element for the port’s success in becoming a global port that we have a community and people be a part of that and be central to our success. Attracting and retaining good people [to the City] is important, and part of that is making a more livable community,” said the Port Authority’s director of Trade Development, Andrew Hamilton.

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heritage building and the land from Canadian National Railways (CN) in 1991. Today Colleen McLaren operates a beauty salon and a bed and breakfast out of Pillsbury House which she leases from the City.

The full details on what the design will actually entail were being kept under wraps until they could be presented to city council on Monday and to the public at large at Tuesday’s open house, where people were even able to meet the architects. One thing for certain is that Cow Bay will be bigger. The Port Authority already owns waterfront properties in the Cow Bay area, which it plans to use, and is planning to buy from the City the land that the Atlin Terminal parking lot sits on, as well as the empty lot on the corner of Cow Bay Road and Mason Way. Hamilton says that there were six principles Prince Rupert Port Authority photo that the Port Authority The dark buildings represent the proposed additions to the Cow Bay area wanted the design to follow. between those buildings,” said that’s who we are as a community,” The first, that there be Hamilton. says Hamilton. public spaces with pedestrian The third principle for the new The last principle isn’t so much access given the priority, be development is that there should about the design but about what measures to calm traffic and be something going on in Cow Bay happens after everything is built. be places for people to mingle. all year round during the day and The port wants to make sure the There’s even a market square night. Hamilton says they want it area has “good management” and included in the design. to be a space that people feel they is looking again for ideas from The second, that it be can go and enjoy outside of the other places such as Granville a mixed use area with nine a.m. to five p.m. business Island on how to make sure Cow opportunities for small day. Bay will encourage fun and social businesses, buildings Four, they want to area to have interaction. A large part of this with multiple uses and re- a “sense of place” and show off the will involve collaboration with purposing of old ones. The local ecology, history and art of the City of Prince Rupert, says Port Authority points to Prince Rupert. Hamilton. Granville Island in Vancouver The Port Authority says that it’s But not everything along Prince or the Village of Ganges on important for the new Cow Bay Rupert’s waterfront seems to fit Saltspring Island as examples design to encourage use of the into an expanded vision for a more for how this might work. waterfront. They want to make the gentrified, pedestrian shopping “Obviously it needs to waterfront easily accessible to the district Cow Bay. The area also be a commercially viable public, and encourage its use for contains many different industrial development, but we also fishing, tourism, patios and light operations such as boat builders, wanted to layer in a number industry operations. machinists, auto repairs, propane of community spaces. It’s “We realize that’s really core to dealership and more. not just about the buildings, the identity of Prince Rupert, that “This is one of the elements the it’s about the spaces in interaction between water and land, architects have embraced. They don’t want us to lose that grittiness, that’s part Royal LePage Prince Rupert is pleased and proud to of our living heritage. announce the appointment of Emily Miller Kawaguchi as Sales Representative. That’s something we A recent graduate of the University of British Columbia’s want to involve in the Real Estate Trading Services Course Emily brings to her new design and development. profession a strong background in Customer Service and The trick is how to Management. Born in Prince Rupert, Emily and husband Greg make these two things have two children and see Prince Rupert as the ideal place to raise synergetic,” said their young family. Having spent time as a client at Royal LePage through the purchase of two homes in the last 6 years Emily is Hamilton. Emily Miller eager to be mentored by our experienced professionals. How all of this will “I loved every moment of the home buying process with my Kawaguchi be paid for is something realtor Ben Morrison and Royal LePage and I am looking forward that still needs to be to having the opportunity to help others have the great experience that I had.” worked out. While the Royal LePage Prince Rupert welcomes Emily to its team in the certain knowledge her Port Authority presented professionalism, dedication, strong work ethic and work experience will make positive the plans to city council contributions to Royal LePage Prince Rupert’s objective of providing to Prince Rupert on Monday, they won’t and area the Ànest, most professional Real Estate service. Emily can be reached at our ofÀce (250)627-7551; on her cell (250)600-7343; by email; or view be asking for anything her new wesite from the City. Hamilton says that figuring out all the financials is the next step but says that the 363-500 2nd Ave W resulting commercial In the upper level of the buildings and rental fees Rupert Square Shopping Centre will help pay for a lot of 250-627-7551 the cost.

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Dumping on Wantage Road has to stop... There really is no easy way to say this: The dumping of garbage on Wantage Road is getting out of hand and is a definite eyesore. This weekend we took a trip up Mount Hays to see how far we could go, take some pictures and let the dogs have a bit of a run. Before we even got to the mountain, just a bit past the fish hatchery, there was a bit of garbage on the side of the road. Then, just before you start the ascent to Mount Hays, there was a pretty ridiculous pile of garbage that has no right being there. Among the items were couches, dressers, some old kids chairs, bags and pretty much anything else you can think of. That was the pile. In the background there was more garbage bags and other miscellaneous items. It’s an embarrassment, especially as it is right by the newly completed Mount Hays Connector Trail, and the people who decide to dump out there should be ashamed of themselves. Prince Rupert has a perfectly good landfill, and if you can take the time to drive your truck down a pot-hole filled back road there should be no problem in taking the extra step of going to the garbage dump or working out a way of getting the garbage taken care of at your residence. This is nothing new, it’s an ongoing problem, and part of that is because there isn’t a solution that seems viable. The City can’t put a gate up on the road because (as I understand it) the access road is owned by someone else, and frankly I hope a gate doesn’t go on the road as that is another lost recreational opportunity. And then there is the problem of people simply

dumping elsewhere in the community if the road is gated. And the bylaw officer only has so many resources to deal with all the issues taking place in the community, so that is out too. The City doesn’t have the money at the moment, but I would love to see a camera set-up in the area to catch the

people who are doing this and fine them the maximum amount allowed by the law. Right now there is no consequence to dump on Wantage Road while it ruins it for the rest of us. There must be a way to punish, and harshly so, the irresponsible, uncaring people who dump on Wantage Road. ~ Shaun Thomas

Agency’s board members decided to GO2 Prince Rupert Last week go2, a non-profit tourism human resources agency, held a Board of Directors meeting in Prince Rupert. It was a great opportunity for local tourism stakeholders to learn more about the services offered by go2, and also for the influential tourism industry people from the Board and staff of go2 to learn more about Prince Rupert. To put it as simply as possible, go2 represents everything to do with employment and the tourism industry in British Columbia. Their online Job Board keeps the tourism industry moving – helping businesses find workers right for them, and helping staff find the right employment opportunities. But go2’s role extends far beyond that. The various training and support services offered by go2 can help businesses with every stage of their human resources. That might start with recruiting and retaining employees, but it also can help with such diverse needs as identifying fair salary levels based on industry standards, or even

navigating the foreign Keis, CEO of go2. “Over worker programs. They Talking tourism the past years, we have been offer Occupational Health working with operators in the & Safety resources for Prince Rupert and Northern BC employers, and a Certificate region to help ensure they have of Recognition Program the labour resources they need to to receive a rebate on meet their business objectives.” WorkSafeBC premiums. Though they might not be On the career side, go2 the most visible organization can help people explore in the news, go2 is very active career options, training and in the day-to-day operations of BRUCE WISHART education, and find funding the tourism industry throughout opportunities such as the province - including Prince scholarships and bursaries. Rupert. And lest one think They’ve also partnered on apprenticeship that all of their programs and services programs for trades certification in are enough, go2 is always ready to help Professional Cook, Baker or Meatcutter. whenever an issue concerning human One of their recent programs was to work resources in tourism arises. Over the years with the Sport Fishing Institute of BC to Tourism Prince Rupert has turned to them create the Certified Tidal Angling Guide with a variety of unusual requests. program. For example, a couple of years ago TPR “The success of our industry relies worked with Northwest Community College on skilled, committed staff to deliver to explore the viability of creating certificate exceptional guest experiences,” says Arlene and diploma programs in tourism. These

were projected to be very much industrydriven, with a high level of practicum hours. Such a program would have not only been very effective training, but would also have provided a continuous flow of trained summer workers. We approached go2 with the idea. The idea lay outside their dayto-day work, but they quickly led us to a variety of resources and industry contacts that gave us our starting point. Although the idea didn’t fly at the time, we haven’t given up on it – and neither has go2. Through their Job Board and training programs, go2 is an important part of our industry every day. It was a real pleasure to host the entire team in Prince Rupert. “Our Board and staff were very impressed with the scenery and amenities of Prince Rupert,” Arlene told me, “and the hospitality we received was exceptional. Many of our team had never been there before and are looking forward to coming back to visit again soon.”

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On The

Street What did you do for Mother’s Day?

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“Enjoyed the good weather while we have it.”

“I called up one of Prince Rupert’s cherished female citizens and offered to take her for breakfast.”

“We have three generations of mothers celebrating together. So we did the whole Cow Bay shopping thing.”

“Walked around with my niece to give her mom a break. Her dad is cooking dinner.”


Ship passengers and crew rate Prince Rupert highly By Martina Perry

they moved on to either go on an Even though the weather was rainy excursion tour, check out the small with low temperatures, passenger market and booths that were set up responses were almost exclusively On May 4, the season’s first and or check out the various shopping positive. One couple reported, “Of 101 largest cruise ship, the Holland in the community. The Cruise Task Force countries visited in 32 years, we’ve America Zaandam, docked in organized a number never had such a warm welcome. Prince Rupert for of things to entertain This is one of the most organized, about 10 hours passengers, as best stops on our cruise.” with approximately Some passengers even indicated well as many 1,400 passengers volunteers serving that they would be writing the getting of the ship as ambassadors cruise line to urge that Prince and adventuring and interpreters Rupert be included as a permanent the community, and throughout the day, port of call for future Holland seeing what it has to including Seamus America cruises. offer. Cruise ship passengers McConville, a The Prince Rupert the community Grade 11 student rated Port Authority from Charles Hays on categories including recently announced friendliness, service, Secondary School. that feedback from “I liked meeting shopping, cleanliness, tour the Holland America the passengers variety and signage. All of Zaandam passengers and sharing stuff these categories scored over and crew were Seamus McConville I know about my 80 per cent, with nearly 50 overwhelmingly hometown. All the per cent of guests citing the positive, which appreciative things welcoming of the community supports the port’s they said to us made as their most memorable strategy to attract additional cruise visits to Prince us feel really good. My friends and experience. Later in the season, Prince I will definitely be volunteering Rupert. Rupert will be welcoming “We learned that Prince again.” Many visitors from the cruise vessels from Regent Seven Rupert’s unique offering of worldclass excursions and community ship were given guest satisfaction Seas and Silversea Cruises. Since the new terminal was hospitality resonated powerfully surveys to fill out before they left. with passengers aboard the Holland  America Zaandam,” said Shaun Stevenson, Vice President of Trade ĨƌŽŵ Development for the EŽƌƚŚŽĂƐƚtŽŵĞŶŝŶƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ Prince Rupert Port Authority. “This adds significant strength to our efforts dŚĂŶŬLJŽƵƚŽŽƵƌƐƉŽŶƐŽƌƐ to attract regular cruise ĂŬĞƌŽLJ visits within the next ,ŝŐŚůŝŶĞƌWůĂnjĂ,ŽƚĞů few years.” Cruise ship KǀĞƌǁĂŝƚĞĂ&ŽŽĚƐ passengers were greeted WƌŝŶĐĞZƵƉĞƌƚĂŶĚŝƐƚƌŝĐƚŚĂŵďĞƌŽĨŽŵŵĞƌĐĞ by Grade 1 students dŝŵ,ŽƌƚŽŶ͛Ɛ from Annunciation, who welcomed ĂŶĚ passengers by singing dŚĂŶŬLJŽƵƚŽƚŚĞďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐĞƐƚŚĂƚƐƵƉƉŽƌƚĞĚƚŚĞĮƌƐƚĞĚŝƟŽŶ “Oh Canada” to them as they left the ship. ŽĨ Mayor Jack ͞^ĂůƵƟŶŐEŽƌƚŚŽĂƐƚtŽŵĞŶŝŶƵƐŝŶĞƐƐ͟ Mussallem and two Mounties greeted ͶǁŝƚŚƉĂƌƟĐƵůĂƌƚŚĂŶŬƐƚŽdŚĞEŽƌƚŚĞƌŶs/tͶ passengers before The Northern View

“I liked meeting the passengers and sharing stuff I know about my hometown... I will definitely be volunteering again,”

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22nd BC Annual Dance Competition finished on Saturday

By Martina Perry The Northern View All last week, the Jazz Productions Association (JPA) of British Columbia presented the BC Annual Dance Competition at the Lester Centre of the Arts in Prince Rupert. To finish off the seven-day competition, JPA held the 22nd Annual Gala Night full of performances from the top two competing groups in each category, with

an awards presentation following the performances. The emcee of the gala was Paul A. Gordon, who was also an adjudicator throughout the week, along side Taylor Roper, Tammy McVicar and Natalie Lafabre Gnam. The gala started with all of this year’s Performer of the Year hopefuls in both the junior and senior categories. Dancers from Canada, and even one Australian dancer, grouped together and sang and

danced to “Just like Paradise”, a number choreographed by adjudicator Taylor Roper. The first Prince Rupert group to perform was E-Motion in the Small Group 12 and under category, performing “Eimeresque”. The all–girl quadruplet won the first place prize in their category, followed by Contemporary Collective from Terrace. Continued from page 13

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Your Dollar Store with More to be re-opened this June owner shut down Your Dollar Store with More in Prince Rupert, work is underway to re-open the business Just weeks after the previous bigger than when it closed. Steve Mihalyi, STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES who operates six CATALOGUES CONTESTS PRODUCTS STORES FLYERS DEALS COUPONS BROCHURES CATALOGUES CONTESTS other locations PR S in northern BC, BR S ST S is taking over CA S the store and the DE S $ BR S goal is to have the ST S grand opening on CA CA S June 8. “We want to be unique, to think outside the box and do things other dollar stores don’t. As our sign says, we’re a dollar store with more,” Not a Facebook user? Scan this code to he said. enter the contest “We’re very To enter, visit our facebook page at community

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minded. This location has had great success in the past and we want to continue that success.” The store will employ around six people, with hiring currently underway and some of the former staff being brought back. Already the top part of the old store, which was closed and made into a separate space for lease, has been reopened with a wheelchair ramp to make it more accessible and Mihalyi says the plan is to have that space be “party central” filled Shaun Thomas photo with everything people might New owner Steve Mihalyi stands outside the Prince Rupert Your Dollar need to host a party. Store with More location, which should be re-opening on June 8. As for concerns about a new competitor, Dollarama, “We’re not afraid of competition, customer,” he said. entering the market at the Rupert we want competition. Competition “We’re really excited to be back Square Mall, Mihalyi says it’s not is good for business, it makes in the community and continuing uncommon to have competition. you better, and it’s good for the to serve Prince Rupert.”


Hour reduction a concern at Civic Centre By Shaun Thomas The Northern View

A number of staff at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre have been informed that their hours are being scaled back, and the future of their jobs is uncertain. Are you involved in marine T h e ĂĐƟǀŝƟĞƐƐƵĐŚĂƐƌĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶĂů reduction in hours came in ĮƐŚŝŶŐŽƌŽƵƚĚŽŽƌƌĞĐƌĞĂƟŽŶ the form of a in your community? letter stating that their hours DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY BEING PART OF would be cut – A MARINE PLANNING INITIATIVE FOR THE NORTH COAST? some from 40 hours per week to 25 hours per week and TheDĂƌŝŶĞWůĂŶŶŝŶŐWĂƌƚŶĞƌƐŚŝƉŽĨƚŚĞEŽƌƚŚWĂĐŝĮĐŽĂƐƚ;DĂWWͿ some seeing ǁĞůĐŽŵĞƐLJŽƵƌĂƉƉůŝĐĂƟŽŶƚŽďĞĐŽŵĞĂŵĞŵďĞƌŽĨĂDĂƌŝŶĞWůĂŶ drastic cuts ĚǀŝƐŽƌLJŽŵŵŝƩĞĞ͘ from 40 hours per week to Do you: eight hours per Ͳ,ĂǀĞĮƌƐƚͲŚĂŶĚůŽĐĂůŬŶŽǁůĞĚŐĞŽĨŵĂƌŝŶĞ week – during ĂĐƟǀŝƟĞƐĂŶĚƌĞƐŽƵƌĐĞƐ the summer




months “due to budget constraints”. The letter also indicated that a review of their positions would be done to determine how the workers’ jobs would look in terms of hours in September, with a decision expected in the first week of August. The affected employees were told they would have five days to indicate if they wanted to move to another position in the union, which could bump someone else from that position. “Where did this come from? The union wasn’t aware this was going on and is now scrambling to find out what’s happening. There was just no consultation at all and if they had tried to work together with the workers we could have looked at other options,” said one of the affected workers, who has been with the City for over two decades and doesn’t recall cuts this deep in the past. “The uncertainty is that we don’t know if we’re going to have our regular job in September. This is a total sideswipe...All it does is make people nervous. I’m high on the list of seniority and could bump to another job, so others are wondering what this could mean for them.”


According to director of recreation and community services Rudy Kelly, the reduction in hours is something done every year, although this year it has been expanded. “We do layoffs every summer, and at the pool we do a shutdown for three weeks to a month, which requires lay-offs for lifeguards and front desk workers. Because the Civic Centre traffic is a lot slower in the summer, we’re essentially down to kids camps, we reduce staff...This year we did reduce hours on some people we wouldn’t normally reduce hours for, like custodial staff, because we saw other opportunities to save money in the operations,” he said, noting that the intention isn’t to cut jobs in the fall. “This was letting them know that during the summer we’ll be reviewing how we do things in terms of staffing and services. In the fall, when they come back they may not get up to the full hours that they had this fall...It was giving them a warning there may be a few hours shaved off here and there going forward.” As well as taking issue with the cuts themselves, two employees said they felt the way it was handled was unacceptable. “They didn’t have the courtesy of holding Contributed photo a meeting to say ‘we’re Judy Ridre-evaluating your dell presents hours’ or ‘we’re looking Nadya Strand at cuts’. I got a letter in a book as part my mailbox on Monday of the Berry saying my hours Patch’s book were being cut,” said draw. The another of the affected draw was one employees. of the activities for the “When I asked to talk Health Unit to my manager about Inoculation it, I was told he wasn’t Fair on May seeing anyone at the 2. moment,” a story that was echoed by another employee.

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Weekly notes from the Prince Rupert Seniors Centre Contributed by Donna The Northern View NCribbage Winners: 1st- Tie-M. & Phil Laporte & R. Basso & D. Currie, 3rd. A. Johansen & M. Weir. Way to Go. P.S. If you would like to start playing cards, we will be offering cards on Fridays and Mondays starting in July to run through August. This is a good time to come if you are a little nervous or a little rusty as it is mostly for fun. Give me a call or come down anytime if you are interested and I’ll fill you in. Dawn was very happy with the results of the Garage Sale we held a couple of weekends ago. The Senior Games Zone 10 is now $700 richer! Way to go all you hard working souls who came out to help and thank you for all the donated items! The Seniors’ Centre will be holding its annual garage sale in late October. As much as I hate to start accepting stuff now, if you have good, clean items that you think will fetch us lots of money and you are planning to get rid of it please give us a call 250-627-1900. Thanks. Glennis has counted 323 memberships having been sold for 2012. That is a pretty good number. I do have the dreaded job of phoning those who have purchased memberships in past years, but haven’t so far

this year, so please take pity on me and come down on your own accord any time we’re open and we will happily sell you your 2012 membership.

The facilitator of the “55 Alive” workshop for Mature Drivers has yet to get back to me on the times (June 2). Hopefully I will have that information for everyone soon.

P.S. At our last General Meeting Mary Arneson our long, long, long time Treasurer resigned her very important position. We are so thankful to Mary for all her years

of dedication and hard work as Treasurer of the Seniors Centre Association. Thank You Mary!!! Mary will still be coming to play at the Centre however.

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SPORTS from the North Coast


CHSS to offer a basketball class By Martina Perry The Northern View Basketball is undoubtedly the most popular sport in Prince Rupert, and starting next school year Grade 11 and Grade 12 students attending Charles Hays Secondary School will have the opportunity to take basketball as a course. “Basketball is of huge interest to students in this community. We’re very pleased to see this particular course being developed that has the rigger and the requirements that are necessary for a board authorized course,” said Superintendent Lynn Hauptman after the board of education approved the class at last week’s monthly school board meeting. Students taking Basketball 11/12 will have eight units to complete that will require 120 hours of instruction. The units will consist of team building strategies, rules of the game, footwork, passing and dribbling, and pivoting, offense and defense, individual skills/team concepts, rebounding, physical fitness training, care and prevention of injuries, and a community project. Students who are successful in the course will earn four of the 28 credits of electives needed to graduate. This course will not count towards

the 16 grade 12 level credits mandatory for graduation. Students will be graded on their demonstration and application of the skills and rules of the game, on their fitness conditioning, technique and improvement, their community or middle school involvement, coaching assignments, and written and oral tests. Mel Bishop developed the course and will be teaching it. Bishop has 32 years of coaching experience in AA and AAA High School Levels, with two of his AA teams winning the provincial championships. Bishop played in the Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (CIAU) for five years, and is a CIAU All-Canadian Player, with Bishop previously playing professionally overseas for two years. Bishop’s Basketball 11/12 would meet requirements set by the Ministry of Education, with similar basketball-based courses being successful in communities across British Columbia. The Ministry of Education encourages boards of education to offer locally relevant courses, such as this one, to students. The new course will not have any financial implications, as the district already has all of the equipment needed to teach the course.


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Prince Rupert product Jacob Thom racked up the recognition in his final year with the Vancouver Island University Mariners. Thom was named the Basketball BC Most Outstanding College Player of the Year in his final year, and received his second All-Canadian recognition from the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association. Thom finished second in assists in the Pacific Western Athletic Association with 91 assists in 16 games for an average of 5.69 assists per game.


Over a hundred participate in Crest Glory Days Run By Alan S. Hale The Northern View

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Two boys run after their mother as she heads down the final stretch to the finish line after running the 10 kilometre run at the 2012 Glory Days run.

The Rupert Runner’s Club held their annual Glory Days Run on Saturday, May 12. 119 runners of varying ages, skill levels and hometowns registered to run either the five kilometre or 10 kilometre routes that snaked though the streets and neighbourhoods of Prince Rupert. The runners ranged from seasoned marathon runners to parents with small children, even MLA Gary Coons dusted off his running shoes for the event. After all the runners finished, there was an award ceremony held at the Crest Hotel where prizes donated from local businesses were handed out to a number of participants in the race. Winners: Female five kilometre - Amber Sheasgreen, Prince Rupert Male five

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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Vehicle(s) may be shown with optional equipment. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. Dealer order or transfer may be required as inventory may vary by dealer. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. *Until July 3, 2012, purchase a new 2012 Escape XLT I4 FWD with automatic transmission $21,999 after Total Manufacturer Rebate of $5,000. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Offers include a Manufacturer Rebate of $5,000 and freight and air tax of $1,600 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Manufacturer Rebates can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. **Until July 3, 2012, choose 5.99% annual percentage rate (APR) purchase financing on a new 2012 Escape XLT I4 FWD with automatic transmission for a maximum of 72 months to qualified retail customers, on approved credit (OAC) from Ford Credit. Not all buyers will qualify for the lowest APR payment. Purchase financing monthly payment is $315 (the sum of twelve (12) monthly payments divided by 26 periods gives payee a bi-weekly payment of $145 with a down payment of $3,000 or equivalent trade-in. Cost of borrowing is $3,665.06 or APR of 5.99% and total to be repaid is $22,664.06. Offer includes a Manufacturer Rebate of $5,000 and freight and air tax of $1,600 but excludes variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Taxes payable on full amount of purchase price after Manufacturer Rebate deducted. Bi-Weekly payments are only available using a customer initiated PC (Internet Banking) or Phone Pay system through the customer’s own bank (if offered by that financial institution). The customer is required to sign a monthly payment contract with a first payment date one month from the contract date and to ensure that the total monthly payment occurs by the payment due date. Bi-weekly payments can be made by making payments equivalent to the sum of 12 monthly payments divided by 26 bi-weekly periods every two weeks commencing on the contract date. Dealer may sell for less. Offers vary by model and not all combinations will apply. †From May 3, 2012 to July 3, 2012, receive $5,000 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2012 Escape and Hybrid (excluding I4 Manual) (all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded). This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ▲Offer only valid from April 3, 2012 to May 31, 2012 (the “Offer Period”) to resident Canadians with a Costco membership on or before March 31, 2012. Use this $1,000CDN Costco member offer towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012/2013 Ford/Lincoln vehicle (excluding Fiesta, Focus, Raptor, GT500, Mustang Boss 302, Transit Connect EV & Medium Truck) (each an “Eligible Vehicle”). The Eligible Vehicle must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford/Lincoln dealer within the Offer Period. Offer is only valid at participating dealers, is subject to vehicle availability, and may be cancelled or changed at any time without notice. Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upfit Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2012 Escape 2.5L I4 6-speed Automatic transmission: [10.0L/100km (28MPG) City, 7.1L/100km (40MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. ©2012 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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The 2012 BC Annual Dance Competition wraps up with Gala performances Continued from Page 9 The next Prince Rupert group to perform was a large group from E-Motion performing “Sailing for Adventure” in the category Variety Group 12 and under. E-Motion placed second for their performance, with Prince George’s Performer’s North taking first place for “Modern Dance Is”. Prince Rupert’s own Matrix and E-Motion took the top two spots in the Demi-Character category. Matrix’s “Raggedy Anne and Andy” routine placed second in the category, with E-Motion’s “Gatsby Girl” placing first. In the Musical Theatre Group Finishing off the category, where competitors performances was had to dance and sing, Prince Australian Performer of Rupert’s own E-Motion placed the Year Emily Seymour first for “The Little Mermaid”. In with a solo dance. second place was Prince George’s Last year both Performer’s North for “Medley- the junior and senior Fame and Flashdance”. Performers of the Year Prince Rupert’s Matrix group were from Prince Rupert, performed “Loser Like Me” for however this year both the Song and Dance category, a winners were from routine they were awarded second out of town. Campbell for. Coming in first place in the River’s Zoe GarlinskiSong and Dance group category Gonsky was named was Prince George’s Performer’s the Junior Performer North for “Footloose”. of the Year, and Prince Finishing off the first half George’s own Tristan of the gala was E-Motion with Ghostkeeper was named “Tribe Vibe”, a routine in the Jazz Senior Performer of the Group 12 and under category. Year. Garlinski-Gonsky Rupert’s E-Motion took the accepted a cash prize silver spot in their category, and Ghostkeeper will be with Precision from Campbell attending and competing River taking home the gold for in the Australian Showcase in Service Award, with this year’s “Glam”. Gold Coast, Australia in January recipient being Peter Witherly. After intermission local 2013. The BC Annual was started Emily Jack, who was named the Additionally, each year over 20 years ago by local Teresa Junior Performer of the Year in a volunteer that has given a Mackereth, and has grown from 2011, and Emily Seymour, the tremendous amount of support three-days to a week, and now Australian Senior Performer of to the competition in the past is has some of the largest cash the Year performed “If They awarded with the Mary Lester prizes for dancers in the country. Could See Me Now” together, and showed why they were given the titles last year. The next Prince Rupert group to perform was E-Motion’s Modern/ Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Contemporary dance to “Hold On”. “Hold On” 4:00 p.m. came in second place, The Crest Hotel (BC Room) with Performer’s North placing first for “Autobio Interested members of the public are invited to an annual in 5 Short Chapters”. meeting to discuss the performance and development Then Emily Jack activities of the Prince Rupert Port Authority over 2011 and took the stage again, initiatives for 2012 and beyond. performing her solo to “Paper Skin”. The Port’s 2011 financial statements are available at the Port’s The final group office and will also be available at the annual meeting. from Prince Rupert was E-Motion’s Tap Group 13 and up, who were Prince Rupert Port Authority named the runners up in 200 – 215 Cow Bay Road, Prince Rupert, BC Canada V8J 1A2 their category, coming Phone: (250) 627-8899 Fax: (250) 627-8980 behind Precision from Email: Campbell River.

Notice of Annual Public Meeting

NOTICE OF SPECIAL OPEN BOARD MEETING Date : Thursday, May 17, 2012 Place: School Board Of¿ce 634 6th Ave East Time: 7:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is to consider the Annual Budget.

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Tristan Ghostkeeper (top) from Prince George was named the 2012 senior Performer of the Year, with Zoe Garlinski-Gonsky (left) from Campbell River’s Percision being named the junior Performer of the Year.

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The Pinnacle Pellets Westview Terminal Redevelopment Project The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA), under the Canada Port Authority Environmental Assessment Regulations, is conducting an environmental assessment of the Pinnacle Pellets Westview Terminal Redevelopment Project, Prince Rupert, BC. The PRPA is hosting an open house on May 29, 2012 at the Crest Hotel from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM to receive public comments to be considered in the environmental assessment. The DRAFT Environmental Screening Report is available for review at the Prince Rupert Public Library, City Hall, and the PRPA office. An electronic copy can be downloaded from the PRPA website: . Written comments will be received by PRPA until 4:30 PM local time June 5th, 2012 Comments can be submitted by mail to: Prince Rupert Port Authority #200 – 215 Cow Bay Road Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1A2 Attention: Proposed Pinnacle Pellets Westview Terminal Redevelopment Project Or By email to: Subject Line: Proposed Pinnacle Pellets Westview Terminal Redevelopment Project Or By submitting the written comments on the forms provided at the open house

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First United Church Summer Market Saturdays June 16 through August 25, 9:00 a.m. until Noon Table rental $10 Please call our office at 250-624-2087 to book a table.

Planet Youth (ages 19-24) is looking to start a Youth Council. If you are a leader in your community and are interested in: Creating community events (music, arts, sports etc), creating recreation opportunities in the community, supporting a sustainable green community, establishing networks and opportunities for youth, travel and trips and more, we will be having an information session on May 17th at 4pm at the Friendship House in the third Floor Meeting room. Call 250-6271717 Ext For more information or e-mail

Kaien Island First Nation Elders from Friendship House are looking for volunteers to help out during special events; Seafest, National Aboriginal Day and Canada Day. Volunteers needed for the following duties: Set up and take down, Cook, Cashier, Transportation/Driver and Dishwasher. If you would like to volunteer for any of the above duties, please contact George Sampson at the Friendship House, 250-627-1717 ex 26, MonFri between 9am and 5pm

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 or call 250-6271717 ext 58 of just drop in sign up on our sign up sheet!

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. June 11th – Foot Care – Protect Your Feet

The Heritage Advisory Committee is looking for new members, if you are interested please drop a note to: Heritage Advisory Committe, PO Box 181, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 3P6

Canadian Cancer Society annual Daffodil campaign – looking for volunteers to help with phoning for preordering daffodil blooms (early March), bundling and delivering Daffodil blooms (Mar 30), sitting at a table to collect donations for daffodil pins (throughout April). Contact Judy Rea 250 624-3913 in evening.

HIV Prevention Informational Sessions. Wednesdays, January 25 - March 28, 2012, 1:30-3:30pm @ Activity Rm of Friendship House. Create awareness, promotong Precautionary measures, Sharing Protection Resources, Promoting Risk and Management practices, Establish Contacts, Build Networks. Contact Carol @ 627-1717 ex 64 or visit 744 Fraser Street (Friendship House) or email

Knights of Columbus Flea Market - Table Rentals. We support 25-30 Charities and Institutions. Dates open Mar 24; April 14, 28.

Meals on Wheels Volunteer drivers needed immediately. 3x/week, 11:15am-12:30pm. Please call 250-622-6315 for Info.

Last Minute Market every Saturday 9:00 - 12:30 at the Moose Hall. Craft items, baking, home business and yard sale items. For table rentals call Rosa 250-624-4787 or Kathleen at 250-624-5652. Prince Rupert Seniors Centre - Bingo every Friday 1:00 to 3:00 at the Seniors’ Centre. Everyone 19 of age and older welcome.

Scouts Canada - Scouting in Prince Rupert, Beavers aged 5-7 years old meet on Tuesday evening at Pineridge School in the Gym, 6:30 - 7:30pm. Cubs aged 8-11 yearls old meet on Wednesday evening at Pineridge School in the Gym, 7:00-8:30pm. Contact C. Green, 250-624-3370

Calling all Musicians! Prince Rupert Community Band and Choir are looking for new members. No Auditions necessary! PR Community Band meets Monday nights 7:30 9:00 Pm at the PRMS (formerly PRSS) Band Room. PR Community Choir meets Wednesday nights 7:30- 9:00 PM at the PRMS Band Room. Pls Call Peter Witherly, 250-624-9634

ACROSS 1. Cotton fabric 6. «Star ____» 10. Oscar, e.g. 15. Whole 17. Pickle-making ingredient 18. Wintertime warmer 19. «Come to the ____» 20. ____ May Whitty 21. Deep respect 22. Trifle 23. Cliff home 25. Land measure 27. Increase 28. Van or skirt 29. Crude metals 30. Shave a merino 33. Shoveled 36. Mine access 40. Orange-juice particles 41. Shopkeeper 42. Season 43. Verily 44. Landscaper’s greenery 45. Renter 46. Malay vessel 48. Kind of feeling 50. Entity

51. Charm 53. Molten matter 55. Feel pain 58. Bungling 59. Angelic child 61. Greek sandwich 62. Termini 63. Superstar 64. Diamond corners 65. Wedge 66. Stinging remark 68. Partake of nourishment 71. «____ America» (Gibson film) 72. Purloined 74. Willard’s pet 77. Swell 79. Sport for Prince Charles 81. Mechanic’s milieu 83. Jonah’s «room» in the whale 84. Black 85. Expiates 86. Ceremonial dinner 87. Rights 88. Yegg’s caper DOWN 1. Tilt 2. «Journey ____

Fear» 3. Collar insert 4. Chemist’s workplace 5. Filled pastry 6. Watercourse 7. Side petals 8. Sugarcane product 9. Blotter 10. Twinges 11. Pay suit to 12. Adolescent problem 13. Chess castle 14. TV’s «Double ____» 16. Prom attendee 24. Step part 26. Maroon, e.g. 28. It can be a relief 29. «____ to Billy Joe» 30. «I ____» 31. Coloration 32. Gone by 34. Wad of tobacco 35. Egg white 36. Church nook 37. Alarms 38. Road hazard 39. Driving need 41. Deception 42. Stiff hair

44. Arrange in order 45. Bough 47. Discusses 49. Maui tuber 51. Marked cube 52. Wayside hotel 54. Southern stew 56. Dander 57. Spanish article 59. Warbled 60. Fringe 61. Prattle 63. ____ Beta Kappa 64. Respiration 65. Woodland deity 67. Pond organism 68. Loses intensity 69. Toward shelter, nautically 70. Snitched 72. Untidy individual 73. «Sixteen ____» 74. Rajah’s mate 75. Generations 76. Student’s bane 78. Intoxicating drink 80. Kimono closer 82. Salmon beginnings

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Craft Fairs

PR: 2 Return Class A Hawkair Flight Vouchers, Save $500. Selling for only $975. 250-6271950 after 5:00pm

Employment Career Opportunities AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783. HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training.

LAST MINUTE MARKET Every Saturday 9:00am - 12:30pm at the Moose Hall

Craft items Fried Bread • Baking Home Business & Yard Sale Items Holy Crap Cereal Dream Cream For table rentals call Rosa 250-624-4787 or Kathleen 250-624-5652. The coffee is always on!



Alice Laura Louise Blumhagen (nee. Anderson)



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Tony Ronald Savorelli


July 4, 1968 April 20, 2012

Survived by his wife Jan; stepson Javin; parents Joe & Darlene; sisters, Melina & Rebecca; brother-in-law Rick; nieces Taylor, Jolene, Aeon; Sklapsky family, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held for Tony on May 19th at 3 pm at the Anchor Inn. In lieu of Áowers donations in Tony’s name can be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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The City of Prince Rupert Public Works Department is looking for a qualified individual for the position of Heavy Duty or Automotive Mechanic. This is a unionized full time position. Shift work is required. For more information and a complete job description please refer to our website at: “Career Opportunities” Applications must be submitted to the Public Works Department, attention Tanya Ostrom by May 23, 2012.



The next LPN Day is about 365 days away. Let’s thank them every day until then.

Known to all her friends as

Tammy March 2nd, 1960 May 9th, 2012

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Tammy Blumhagen. Tammy passed away peacefully with her husband at her bedside following a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband Gordon of twenty-eight years, her daughter Lori (James), sons Jon and Karl, step-mother Margaret and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Tammy will be remembered as a beloved wife, mother, teacher and friend to many.

May 13 was Licensed Practical Nurses Day in BC. It’s the day we celebrated LPNs’ contribution to nursing teams and to the health of our communities. Join us in thanking them, every day of the year.

A memorial service was held for her on Saturday May 12th at 7 pm at the United Church. Tea will follow. In lieu of Áowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society in her name would be appreciated. A special thanks go out to Dr. Croft and the PRRH nursing staff.

Uniting nurses for quality healthcare

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33 YEARS established Ford dealer on beautiful Sunshine Coast, looking for an experienced Automotive Salesperson with proven track record. Please send resume to 1-800-5384504.


PROFESSIONAL JOB Opportunities. Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately owned, fluid transport company servicing Northern BC and Alberta. We are an equal opportunity employer now accepting applications at various branches for: Mechanics (Commercial Transport or equivalent). Wage Range: $25-$40/hour. Minimum experience required: second year apprenticeship or equivalent. Professional Drivers (Class 1, 3). Wage Range: $25-$35/hour. Minimum experience required: six months professional driving. Field Supervisors. Annual Salary Range: $90-$110,000 (based on qualifications). Minimum experience required: previous supervisory experience. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and eager to learn. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Valid safety tickets, clean drug test, and drivers abstract are required. We encourage candidates of aboriginal ancestry, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities to apply. For more information and to apply for these opportunities, visit our employment webpage at:

An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

Help Wanted IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE If you are experiencing delays in the processing of your EI, CPP, OAS, Veterans Affairs, or CIC claims, please call the “Office For Client Satisfaction”


An Earthmoving Company in Alberta is looking for a 3rd year or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will be part of a team maintaining and servicing our fleet of Cat dozers, graders and rock trucks plus Deere/Hitachi excavators. You will work at our Modern Shop at Edson, Alberta with some associated field work. Call Contour Construction at (780)723-5051 CARLTON Cards is looking for a Part Time Merchandiser for Prince Rupert. $10.25/hr approx 2-8 hours per week. email resume to

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For well established salon in Invermere, B.C. Enjoy outdoor recreation at its finest! Please call 250-342-6355 JASPER SUPER A is currently recruiting a candidate with good interpersonal and communication skills, with a positive energetic attitude for the position of Full-time Permanent - Premium Clerk. The primary duties include scanning, ordering, receiving, merchandising, replenishing stock, inventory and facing shelves. Candidates require the skills and ability to maintain operational objectives in the Manager’s absence. Computer literacy is a must. Candidates must have the flexibility to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, nights and weekends. A grade 12 Diploma and a clean Security Clearance are also required. Jasper Super A offers competitive compensation, rental accommodations and health benefits package to eligible employees, as well as the opportunity for personal and professional development. If you believe that you are prepared for this challenging position and have an interest in working within a dynamic organization, please submit your resume, in confidence to: Jasper Super A, P.O. Box 818, 601 Patricia Street, Jasper, AB, T0E 1E0. Fax 780-852-5491. Email: We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Stuck On Designs is seeking a full time designer to work in our shop in Prince Rupert. Proficiency in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign is a must. Progressive shop with lots of opportunity. or fax 250-624-6160. Please - no freelancers.

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Prince Rupert Fire Rescue



Full Time Firefighter The City of Prince Rupert is a vibrant and growing community of 13,500 people located at the Gateway to British Columbia’s northern transportation corridor. Surrounded by outstanding natural beauty and endless indoor and outdoor recreation, Prince Rupert is a great family oriented community. Firefighters respond to emergency situations and rescue people and property from all types of accident and disaster. They also make an area safer by minimizing the risks, including the social and economic costs, caused by fire and other hazards. Firefighters work closely with the local community to increase their level of fire safety awareness in order to help prevent fires and accidents occurring in the first place. They promote fire safety and enforce fire safety standards in public and commercial premises by acting and advising on all matters relating to the protection of life and property from fire and other risks. Lectures, exercises, practice drills and other forms of training are an integral and ongoing part of this job.

Catholic Independent Schools requires a Part-Time Intermediate Classroom/Applied Skills Teacher at Annunciation School in Prince Rupert, BC

The successful applicant will have the following: firefighting experience, have proven leadership skills and knowledge, and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The Firefighter will also have working knowledge of computer skills. The applicant must possess a Class 5 Drivers License with Air Brake Endorsement and completion of Grade 12 or equivalent. A NFPA 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications is required as well as Level III First Responder.

This part-time position is a .40 F.T.E and begins September 1st, 2012.

Each firefighter recruit will also be required to do the following: x x x

Criminal Records Check; Driver’s Abstract; and, Complete Physical.

Interested and qualified applicants are invited to send their detailed resume with cover letter in a sealed envelope attention to the Fire Chief. Applications must arrive no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, May 18, 2012. Dave McKenzie, Fire Chief Fire Hall 200 – 1st Avenue West Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J 1A8

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.

Did you know? • Kidney Disease causes death in many people with diabetes and d high blood pressure, and raises the risk of a heart attack? od • Healthy kidneys reduce the risk of heart attacks and high blood pressure? If detected early, Chronic Kidney Disease can be treated, thereby re reducing the risk of complications of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart attacks.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch 200-4940 Canada anada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4K6 1(800) 567-8112

Annunciation School requires a Full-Time Level II Education Assistant

This full-time position (30 hours per week) begins September 4th, 2012 The ideal candidate will have at least two years’ experience in the capacity of supported child development support worker, an autism interventionist or child care worker. Preferred education is a special needs early childhood education diploma, education assistant diploma or child and youth care diploma. Experience with visual communication systems and sensory strategies would also be appropriate. Successful applicants will be required to complete a criminal record check. Preference will be given to practicing Catholic applicants with suitable qualiÀcations. Application forms can be picked up at the school ofÀce between the hours of 9am and 3pm. For more information, contact Laura Lowther at the school ofÀce (250-624-5873).

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Applicants must hold, or be eligible for British Columbia CertiÀcation. A commitment to Catholic Education is essential and some background in Religious Education is desirable. Please complete the “Teacher Application” and “Pastor Reference Form” available at (under Schools). Include a letter of application accompanied by supporting documents and references and forward to the following address: Part-Time Intermediate Classroom/Applied Skills Teacher Annunciation School, Prince Rupert c/o Superintendent of Schools Catholic Independent Schools Diocese of Prince George 6500 Southridge Avenue Box 7000, Prince George, BC V2N 3Z2 Fax 250-964-2101 Email –


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May 26, 2012 Saturday @ 10:00 am Topley, BC. @ Topley Garage, Hwy 16 & Junction Hwy 118 to Granisle VEHICLES Etc: 1988 Ford Motorhome (gas/propane), 20ft tandem axel car hauler trailer, 1956 GMC 6x6 Deuce & 1/2, miles tandem axle log trailer in good condition, 16 new 11R x 24.5 Continental truck tires, 2 sets new lightweight 24.5 single tire chains, set of Ford pickup mirrors, 3 sets new lightweight 24.5 triple tire chains, 4 16” hub caps, set 16” new tire chains, 86 Chevy repair quarter panels, camper jacks, RV water tank & pump, Suburban quarter panels, 4 small tires, 19 ft. KNC Cabin Cruiser w/ 6 cyl Mercury inboard tandem axel trailer 2, 9.9 Honda kicker, 21ft Fiber Form Cruiser, 250hp Mercury inboard w/ tandem axel trailer, 9.9 Honda 4 stroke long shaft outboard motor (10hrs), 1973 18’ West Wight sailboat w/ trailer. TOOL & EQUIPMENT: Miller gas Trailblazer 44G, Ingersoll Rand T-30 air compressor, Hotsy pressure washer, Ammco drum 7 rotor lathe, Snap-on tool Box, Beach tool boxes, Oxy Acetylene plate cutter, Clausing metal lathe & accessories, Delta drill press, 5hp military Briggs & Stratton, JD control valves & hydraulic pumps, Siou valve grinding machine, cable tugger, triangle reflector sets, electrical conduit, oxygen tank & gauge, 3000 gal Regal Enviro fuel double tank w/ 110 1/4hp fuel pump, nozzle, safety valve, complete on skids, 3000 gal water tank on skids - fits in back of dump truck, 500 gal RSF manufactured water tank for skidder, highway truck reflectors, electrical boxes, wooden snow shoes, Williams space heater, Coleman heater/oven, stove. CARPENTRY: Large selection of building materials, carpenters tools & lots of items for construction. Condition of Sale; Terms: Cash & Check with Identification, sorry no Credit Cards. Items are As Is condition ~ not responsible for accidents. Any question please contact:

WELDERS, FITTERS required for busy Edmonton FCAW structural steel shop. $2733/hour base plus benefits, OT, indoor heated work, paid flight. Fax: 780-939-2181, Email:

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

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


Health Products WAIST AWAY the summer days in a new bathing suit. Get your 1st 9 weeks for $99 Proven Results! Call Herbal Magic now 1-800-854-5176.

Help Wanted

Mike Steinebach @ (250) 694-3497 Cell (250) 692-6107 Or Egon Steinebach @ (250) 694-3319 Cell (250) 570-2055 E-Mail: & Website


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

Track Load with extra set of new tracks Smooth and Tooth Bucket Riding Platform 1000 Hours

$10750 OBO + HST

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

Help Wanted

24th ANNUAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SALE sponsored by the Vernon Collectors Club at Vernon Curling Rink on Fri. May 25th from 3pm-8pm & Sat. May 26th from 10am-4pm. Approx. 125 tables.$3 admission is good for both days.

Real Estate

Swap & Trade

RV Sites

WILL trade GOLD-backed currency plus SUBSTANTIAL bonus for $US or $CAN cash or credit, Real Estate, rental properties, businesses, RV’s, vessels, quality vehicles, precious metals in ground or depositories, items of value, etc. & e m p a t h y R 250 624 5798

AVORADO RESORT. Beautiful waterfront RV Resort. New Sites For Sale ($63,900). All season, full amenities, clubhouse & beach access. Co-op Resort w/Lifetime Ownership! Call 250-228-3586.

Real Estate

FREE BROCHURE- Kings County - “Land of Orchards, Vineyards & Tides” - Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Start a business! Toll-Free: 1-888865-4647

For Sale By Owner PR: 4 Bdrm House, 2115 Graham Ave, large master on main floor, nice view, many extras. Attached garage + 2 vehicle carport. Asking $439,000. Call 250-624-2908

Other Areas

Real Estate

Real Estate

Property Management • 3 & 4 bedroom homes; • 1, 2 & 3 bedroom suites and apartments


Office: (250) 624-5800 Suite 5 - 342 3 Ave. West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L5

Call 250-624-5964

Pet Services

Houses For Sale

Pet Services

Houses For Sale

Buying or Selling Real Estate?

Call Gordon today

Kenn Long Certified Professional Dog Grooming or find us on Facebook

Office and Cell: (250) 624-9298 Email: Suite 6 - 342 3rd Ave W. - Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L5

Real Estate

Real Estate

Free Items

FREE PALLETS Must be able to pick them up yourself. Stop by during work hours only Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Help Wanted

Grand Re-Opening Opening New Stock Soon in P r i n New Attitude ce Ruper t New Management Now accepting all positions for Full & Part-Time Staff Apply with resume for the appropriate position to e.mail to • fax 250.632.3340

Misc. for Sale

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

Free Items

Legal Services TRANSPORTATION MECHANIC Required in Nakusp, BC (West Kootenay Area) Applicant must be red seal certified and able to work on a variety of makes and models of trucks, trailers and components. A CVIP certificate and welding skills an asset. Full time position. Group benefit plan available. Competitive wages. Fax or email resumes to: 250-265-3853 or

2006 Bobcat MT 52

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

Merchandise for Sale

737 Fraser Street For more information on lung cancer, keep smoking

Melanie Erickson

PRINCE RUPERT 250-627-9463

Spring into action with these great buys!

Address 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 1001 PR Blvd 1643 Atlin Ave 102 Raven 108 Collart 1233 Conrad St 1235 7th East 1219 E 7th 1222 Beach Place 1418 Atlin Ave 105 Raven 1233 Conrad 1110 6th East 1433 Overlook St 105 Raven 1745 Sloan Ave

MLS # N207097 REDUCED N210219 REDUCED N212130 REDUCED N213867 N214008 N4505027 Commercial N4505028 Commercial N214379 REDUCED N214620 N215329 N215549 N207865 N215726 N216421 N216766 N216769 N217119 N217404 NEW LISTING N217652 NEW LISTING N216421 NEW LISTING N217519 NEW LISTING N218382 NEW LISTING N217652 NEW LISTING N218440 NEW LISTING

Price $189,000 $63,000 $129,000 $85,000 $69,000 $215,000 $225,000 $159,000 $159,900 $265,000 $269,000 $120,000 $259,000 $334,000 $347,000 $362,000 $256,600 $229,000 $265,000 $334,000 $100,800 $192,000 $265,000 $289,900

250-627-7551 •

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

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: 2 bedroom, clean, quiet apartments for rent includes TV.,Gym and Sauna, available now $550 to $650 call Lynn at Randall North RES 250-6271414.

Apartment Furnished 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 1 Bdrm Suite References required!

Call for details 250-627-1715 or 250-624-5955

Apt/Condo for Rent Wednesday, May 16, 2012 The Northern View






Homes for Rent

Want to Rent

Commercial Vehicles

Commercial Vehicles



PR: 1528 7th Ave East, 3bdrm, 3bath. Garage, Laundry, Gas Heat. No Pets. Perfect for a Family! $1100/mo. Avail June 1. Long Term Renter Preferred. Call 250-624-1461

PROFESSIONAL couple, with excellent rental history, looking to rent a 3-4 bedroom house in Prince Rupert. Please call Tammy or John 250-5597701.


PR: 2 Bdrm House, 1412 Overlook, $700 + Util, D/W, W/D, Hardwood, Cedar Deck, Avail June/July 1, 250-6000968

Rooms for Rent

Rooms starting at $39/daily, $199/weekly, $599/monthly, Students $499/monthly. All-inclusive. 250-600-1680

96 FORD F350 4x4 Diesel Dump with 9ft Plow & Engine


Mount Hydraulic Pump 8ft Stainless Sander

$12,500 OBO

Cars - Sports & Imports

Will sell Plow & Pump Assembly, Sander Separately

Call Ray 250-624-4384

Suites, Lower PR: 2 Bdrm, Bsmt Suite. Central Location, N/S, N/Pets, $500/mo. + Util. 250-624-2825



HARBOURVIEW APTS Call Clayton 627-6697

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


Legal Notices

2 & 3 Bedroom Clean & well managed.

From $550/mth.

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

Apt/Condo for Rent



Renovated 1 & 2 bdrm Suites Furnished & Un-Furnished. Quiet Tenants. On Site Management. Gym, Hot Tub & Sauna. References Required.


Skyline Manor 1200 Summit Ave.

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

22 Ft Heavy Duty Welded Aluminum

97 Dodge 4x4 Diesel Needs Transmission 9ft Plow & Engine Mount Hydraulics Pump, Sander needs work 3600 Electrical Hydraulic Hoist Will sell Plow & Pump Assembly, Sander and Hoist separately. Will consider parting out truck

Will consider smaller Welded Aluminum in Part-Trade

2008 Cikira 18’ Classic Cruiser Travel Trailer Queen bed 60 x 80 dinette Front overhead bunk Sleeps 4 3-way refrigerator/freezer Furnace, Roof a/c Tandem axle

$8245.00 OBO Call Ray


Prevent E. coli Infection

$ 12,500 OBO

Call Ray 250-624-4384

250 624 9493 or Cell 250 622 8871


Scrap Car Removal

BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 Bigfoot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024

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



(“Hamburger Disease�) Cook all ground beef until there is No Pink AND the juices run clear!


Legal Notices

Point of Sale under Warehouse Lien Act

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This is a notice to Smith, Gerald of Port


Alberni your 1979 Dodge pick up VIN #D13JS9S196248 will be sold for towing and storage in the amount of $3,500.00 with taxes under the Warehouse Lien Act in 21 days at SKB Auto Salvage in Prince Rupert.

Point of Sale under Warehouse Lien Act This is a notice to Folz, Christopher Robert of Edmonton Alberta your 2003 Ford Mustang VIN #1FAFP40403F340904 will be sold for repairs and storage in the amount of $9,700.00 with taxes under the Warehouse Lien Act in 21 days at SKB Auto Salvage in Prince Rupert.








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