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GAZETTE NORTH ISLAND

CANADIAN COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER AWARD 2012

Publications Mail Agreement No. 391275

46th Year No. 27 THURS., JULY 5, 2012

EDITORIAL Page 6

LETTERS Page 7

www.northislandgazette.com NORTH ISLAND LIFE Page 9

SPORTS Page 11

PAGE 16 Former Coal Harbour resident honoured for volunteer service with Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.

Newsstand $1.25 + HST CLASSIFIEDS Page 13-15

Teachers, province settle J.R. Rardon Gazette editor With the closure of school for another year came the end of a 10-month job action by teachers, as the B.C. Teachers’ Federation voted last week to accept an agreement hammered out with the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association. The agreement should restore traditional teachers duties in North Island Schools for the coming school year, including filling out report cards and supervising extracurricular activites after regular school hours. “Those activities have always been voluntary,” said Fred Robertson, president of Vancouver Island Teachers North (VINTA). “But that action is suspended as of June 20.”

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Joey Jorgenson powers his decorated tractor and trailer across the tennis court at the Port Alice Community Centre on Canada Day Sunday. See more Canada Day photos from North Island activities on page 9. J.R. Rardon

‘Teachers relieved’

North Island plugs in to EV future

Port Hardy Mayor Bev Parnham is flanked by Kent Rathwell and Rob MacGregor of Sun Country Highways at the company’s new electric vehicle charging station at the visitors’ J.R. Rardon centre Tuesday.

J.R. Rardon Gazette editor PORT HARDY—Eventually, Sun Country Highway would like to blanket Canada, North America and beyond with the infrastructure necessary to power electric vehicles. Vancouver Island is already up and running. “First Vancouver Island, then the world,” said Kent Rathwell, president and founder of the Saskatchewan-based company, during an open house held at the local visitors’ centre Tuesday morning. Rathwell and other members of

the Sun Country Highway team were in Port Hardy to announce that they have completed the installation of a series of EV charging stations that will allow electric car drivers to travel from Victoria to Port Hardy — and make side trips to Tofino and Telegraph Cove along the way. “We’re here to prove the EV industry can happen,” said Rathwell. “It’s happening today, and this is just the start.” The Sun Country team, including Rob MacGregor, regional director for British Columbia, powered its four-vehicle fleet at a new EV charging station installed

last week at the visitors’ centre. Another charging station was installed in Port Hardy at Orange Tabby Bed and Breakfast and two more were installed Tuesday morning at the North Coast Trail Backpackers Hostel. Port Hardy Mayor Bev Parnham, Chief Administrative Officer Rick Davidge, councillor John Tidbury and staff of the Chamber of Commerce were among those in attendance at Tuesday’s open house. They were treated to a look at

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Council not impressed with COS reshuffle out that the COS has quick response teams on standby and local partnerships to call on when needed. The council moved to draft a letter outlining its concerns and to ask York to visit council in person to discuss the move. In brief •Also discussed at the council meeting were plans for the annual Filomi Days celebration, scheduled for July 21-22. The Filomi Days Committee wrote to request a donation for the display and to request permissions for road closures and use of Carrot Park for the celebration, which this year has a royal theme. The council agreed to allow all the necessary provisions and to put forward a minimum of $6,000 towards the cost of the fireworks display. •The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans turned down the Mayor’s request to expand recreational salmon fishing in the area. He explained that coho stocks were not yet considered strong

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enough to withstand an expansion but that new management measures to be adopted in 2013 will mean a review of

policy. •The District also issued a Terms of Reference for the proposed Community

Consultative Committee. The CCC will assume an advisory role that was previously held by a number of smaller

committees, now disbanded. The ToR are available on the District’s website and those interested in

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A O’Toole Gazette staff PORT HARDY– Council was disappointed by the news from the Conservation Officer Service that one of its staff positions has been moved from Port McNeill. Ben York, from the COS, wrote to inform council of the decision and to give an assurance that there would still be adequate coverage on the North Island. York explained that the COS treats the area north of Fanny Bay as a single zone with five field officers tasked to the area. These officers had, until recently, been divided, with two in Port McNeill and three in Black Creek. York explained in a phone call that the COS had finite resources and the redistribution was not going to have a major effect on the North Island. “Obviously we’d love to have more officers, but we have to work with the resources at hand,” he said. “When something serious happens we’re going to chuck anything we need to at it.” York pointed

applying for the committee should contact glegal@porthardy.ca with a brief statement of interest.

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Stations link Island from page 1 a high-powered, all-electric Tesla sport coupe capable of 400 kilometres per charge, as well as a Chevy Volt and two large, extended-range vehicles — a full-sized pickup truck and a 12-passenger van — built by Via on Chevy truck chassis. The chargers, provided at no charge by Sun Country Highway, are 90-amp units capable of fully charging most electric vehicles in a matter of two to three hours. That compares to the overnight charge time of the typical home-based chargers, which operate at 15 to 20 amps. “Manufacturers haven’t wanted to build electric cars because there’s not enough infrastructure to power them,� said MacGregor. “And nobody’s built the infrastructure because there aren’t enough cars to make it worthwhile. “Now, there’s no excuse why

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Kent Rathwell lifts the hood on the all-electric Tesla during Tuesday’s open house in Port Hardy. J.R. Rardon

they can’t start pumping these out. It’s all going to come.� To link North Vancouver Island with the South through large stretches of remote country, Sun Country Highway has installed an EV charger in Sayward, at Fisherboy Park, and another in Woss, which was donated to the Regional

District of Mount Waddington and installed Wednesday at a utility station just off Highway 19. Sun Country now wants to take the system all the way across the country. “We’re out to show this is something not just for inner-city corridors,� said Rathwell.

Teachers relieved; not happy from page 1 The agreement forestalled potential legislation by the Provincial government, and came with modest gains in teachers’ benefits. But the government maintained its “net zero� mandate and teachers came away without changes to classroom size and composition, or pay raises. “There is relief that this has concluded and government hasn’t succeeded in stripping anything out of our collective agreement,� Robertson said. “But we’ve been forced into

it by a government that’s been using the trigger of legislation all

along.� Province-wide, only 52 per cent of teach-

ers voted on the agreement, with 75 per cent of those voting for it.

VILLAGE OF PORT ALICE PUBLIC NOTICE In accordance with Sections 24 and 94 of the Community Charter the Village of Port Alice hereby gives notice of its intention to lease space within the Port Alice Community Centre to the North Island Community Services Society for a nominal fee for the purpose of operating child care programs. The proposed space to be leased includes Rooms No. 102 and 103, within the Community Centre located at 951 Marine Drive in Port Alice, being an area of approximately 650 square feet. The Village will also provide ďŹ ve (5) designated parking spaces, located at the rear entrance of the Centre, and the fenced playground areas located outside Rooms No. 101, 102 and 103. The term of this lease shall be for the period of one (1) year from July 1st, 2012, and shall terminate on June 30th, 2013. The lease shall be renewable on an annual basis. Madeline McDonald, Chief Administrative OfďŹ cer

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Port McNeill Family Centre (in the Old School) Cost: $35.00 per week, per child Forms can be picked up at Sunset, Cheslakees, Port McNeill Family Centre and North Island Community Services. Forms can be delivered with payment to North Island Community Services, 1705 5A Campbell Way (above Bo Banees) or mailed to PO Box 248 Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0 If you have any questions or concerns please call 250-902-8501 or email pmfamilycentre@telus.net

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Chamber Update submitted by Cheryl Jorgenson P Port McNeill & District Chamber of Commerce Manager Submissions to Update: Fax: 250-956-3131 or email pmccc@island.net PM Ch Chamber b News‌ N * The Port McNeill & District Chamber of Commerce continues to support the Regional District of Mount Waddington’s lobby of the Province, BC Hydro and Telus for improved broadband Internet services on behalf of our community, local business and industry. * We will be assisting the Mount Waddington Coordinated Workforce in conducting a region wide “asset mappingâ€? project. * Career Expo 2012 (October 2012). We are participating in developing a career “expoâ€? that will feature every aspect of the our North Island employers, businesses, education and job seekers. Stay tuned for more information and opportunity to participate! Note: Port McNeill Chamber of Commerce General Meetings are taking a summer break and will resume in September. Enjoy!

Many people are unaware of the best way to recycle milk, cream and milk substitute containers. Bringing them to the Retrun-It Depot guarantees they’ll be turned into something useful like cardboard boxes and tissue paper. So why not change your good habits. Return your milk containers with your refundable beverage containers. It’s easy. There’s no refund on milk empties because there’s no deposit when you buy, but you’ll be doing the right thing.

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Looking Good Port McNeill!!! A number of businesses in Port McNeill are looking pretty smart these days. Hats off to Adline Saunders and the Clothes Inn, Derek and Eva Koel and the Port McNeill Plaza, General Properties and the Pioneer Mall and ShopRite Stores and the brand new SRS Furniture. The hanging baskets at Peoples Drug Mart look lovely! Every little bit counts. Your hard work and effort have been noticed and appreciated!

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Saturday August 18 Theme: “Celebrating the Orcaâ€? OrcaFest Parade registration forms can be found at the Port McNeill Chamber OfďŹ ce, emailed, faxed to you or available online at www.portmcneill.net. OrcaFest Market is open for business and registration can be picked up at the Chamber OfďŹ ce. Pre-registration fee - $20; Late registration fee - $30. OrcaFest Committee gratefully accepts any input and participation from Chamber Membership and the community of Port McNeill at large. Canada Day 2012 Thank You’s Thank you to Bill Velie and the Port McNeill Flying Club, Junior Canadian Rangers, RCMP Port McNeill Detachment, Port McNeill Legion and the Port McNeill Lioness. Thank you to Heritage Canada for their continued support in our community’s celebration. Merci and thank you! Special appreciation to Rebecca Corbett and Hannah Mitchell for “Kids on the Harbour!â€? afternoon. Well done, Ladies of the ViC! Port McNeill Visitor Centre Summer Hours Beginning July 1 thru August 31 - MondaySunday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM Upcoming Events! July 7- Logger Sports in Port McNeill; Main Show 1-4 PM; Across from the Port McNeill Community Hall July 7- Farmer’s Market; Hyde Creek Esso on HWY#19


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Just for You Thank You

would like to thank Doug Lloyd Nicole Harkonen Island Foods Harvest Food Bank Super Valu Lemare Lake Logging for their generous contributions to The Breakfast Club. Together we served over 2500 breakfasts this school year

Courtesy of Island Foods you receive a free pop with every Just for You Placed in the Gazette! The staff and students at NISS would like to recognize the generous support of the many businesses, organizations, and individuals that made this year’s School Leaving Ceremony and “After Grad” a great success.

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Craig, Colin & Cole and the staff at Overwaitea Fox’s Disposal Doug & Mickey at Keltic Seafoods Lata & Jeremy Sandeman Port Hardy Lions Port Hardy Volunteer Fire Department Gerry Treger & Shalen Narayan School District #85 & Peter Curtis – Groundsman VINTA-Vancouver Island North Teacher’s Association Nutrilite Soccer Fest Dave Deans at North Star Cycle Michel Therrien Lorraine Hurley & Lynda Heavenor Quatse Ventures for storage (Brett Meredith) Dorothy Wasden Janey Henschke at Coastal Community Credit Union Coaches, Referres and others who volunteered many, many hours this season.

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North Island Secondary School Awards Day Winners Honour Roll was based on Semester One Final marks and Semester Two Midterm marks.

Honour Roll Grade 8: Bessy Prevost Ryan Benwell Nora Rardon Brodie Wilson Shayla Beattie Darian Murgatroyd Peri Donaghy Robert Burgess-Griffith Curtis Shade Natasha Estlin Cassie Conley Evan Gordon-Valan Kacie Brittain Sebastian McClendon Dawn Briscoe Matthew Harder Madison Guldager Brandon Cyr Beth Ford Hannah Sadler Mason Friman Brandon Purdey Alex Scott Thomas Symons Grade 9: Carley Bobb Tyresa Bramham Kaitlyn Lasota Kate Pineda Sara Poirier Emily Johnson Jaylynd Fiddler Whitney Murgatroyd Kevin Nurmi Madison Munroe Mikayla Walton Taylor Koel Kierra Shambrook

Grade 10: Andrew Mitchell Tessa Friman Jenna Cowan Meara Trevor Gavin Baumbach Jacob Willms Courtenay Guindon Anna Ford Josie Cook Isabella Glazov Graham Sadler Alana Woehry Lennox Brown Leo Stoner Taylor Soper Kolby Beattie Sarah Moore Sidney Hamilton Keisha Davis Cassadii Lasota Thomas Griffith Riley Browne Clayton Ellis Jaide Van Essen Lucas Rushton Petra Sinclair Brandon Pelletier Chad Bell Hyrum Neilson Dayna Moore Jonathon Zima Trevor McKelvie Lucas Maas-Alarie Sean Grant Zaida Rosback Nikole Klaric Grade 11: Tylar Koel David Chow Alyce Atchison Gillian Downey Aidan Horgan Michael Whitworth Amber Hamlin

Math Awards Grade 11: Ty Brittain Sarah Willms Teuvo Harkonen Brandon Wilson Trevor Harder Amy Parker Alison Brown Jenna McMahon Stephen Gurney Kimberly Cardwell Tassann Crockett-James Connor Hamlin Stevyn Ruel Malena Gloede Keanna Heslop Samantha Hawkins Natalie Chester Grade 12: Alex DesRochers Taylor Lingl Alysha Watt Sidney Parker-Binkley Hannah Mitchell Meghan Trevor Derian Hamilton Caitlin Porter Roland Johnson Brock Brednow Jessie Ehlert Madison Chester Taylor Logan Brittanii Lasota Ben Jorgenson Breanna Podlasly Conner Bowden-Green Cassidy Bettis Lara Bragan Jacquelyn Biggs Dallas Bradshaw Katherine Holzer-Crabe Kate Brown Andrew Fletcher Sadie van Rossum Maia Rardon Gillian King

Top Math 8: Natasha Estlin Top Math 9: Kate Pineda Top Math 10: Andrew Mitchell Top Math 11: Tylar Koel, Andrew Mitchell Top Math 11: Taylor Lingl

English Awards Top English 8: Kimberly Servatius Top English 9: Kaitlyn Lasota Top English 10: Andrew Mitchell Top English 11: Alyce Atchinson

Socials Awards Top Socials 8: Ryan Benwell Top Socials 9: Tyresa Bramham Top Socials 10: Andrew Mitchell, Jenna Cowan, Jacob Willms Top Socials 11: Alyce Atchinson, Tylar Koel

Science Awards Top Science 8: Ryan Benwell Top Science 9: Kaitlyn Lasota Top Science 10: Andrew Mitchell Top Science 11: Tyler Koel Top Biology 12: Alysha Watt Top Physics 12: Alex DesRochers Top Chemistry 12: Alysha Watt

PE Awards Top PE 8 Boy: Ryan Benwell Top PE 8 Girl: Darian Murgatroyd Top PE 9 Boy: Kevin Nurmi Top PE 9 Girl: Tyresa Bramham Top PE 10 Boy: Lennox Brown Top PE 10 Girl: Petra Sinclair Sr. PE Boys: Taylor Logan, Alex DesRochers Sr. PE Girls: Jessie Ehlert

Perfect Attendance Award Recipient: Lennox Brown Almost Perfect Attendance: 4 blocks or less with no lates: Beth Ford

Elective Courses Jr. French: Meara Trevor, Andrew Mitchell Sr. French: Taylor Lingl Jr. Drama: Jacob Willms Sr. Drama: Alyce Atchison Jr. Foods: Sidney Hamilton, Kaitlyn Lasota Sr. Foods: Alison Brown, Russell Knierim Jr. Woodwork: Drake Baron, Mason Jackson 11/12 Carpentry/Joinery: Connor Bowden-Green Jr. Metalwork: Graham Sadler gift donated by Mr. Gordon Brown Sr. Metalwork: Kolby Beattie gift donated by Mr. Gordon Brown Jr. Auto: Lennox Brown Sr. Auto: Hannah Mitchell, Madison Chester Jr. Art: Isabella Glazov Sr. Art: Jacquelyn Biggs

Provincially Examinable Grade 12 Course Awards Top English 12: Alysha Watt, Taylor Lingl, Hannah Mitchell Top Communications 12: Kristi Pearce Top First Nations Studies 12: Sadie van Rossum, Kaileigh Wilson

Special Awards Most Valuable Member of Drama Dept: Gillian King Outstanding Fine Arts Award: Meghan Trevor The Allison Keeper Award Outstanding Home Economics Student: Ben Jorgensen

School Awards Top Junior Technical: Jamie Thomsen Sponsored by Furney Distributing Top Senior Technical: Roland Johnson Sponsored by Lemare Lake Logging Outstanding Grade 8 Athletes: Male: Thomas Symons Female: Natasha Estlin Outstanding Junior Athletes: Male: Clayton Ellis Female: Dayna Moore Outstanding Senior Athletes: Male: Roland Johnson Female: Kim Cardwell, Taylor Lingl Junior Citizenship: Jesse Jackson Senior Citizenship: Alysha Watt Top All Round Junior Male: Andrew Mitchell Top All Round Junior Female: Jenna Cowan Top Academic Student: Alex DesRochers Top All Round Senior Male: Taylor Logan Top All Round Senior Female: Meghan Trevor

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Port Alice seeks speed A O’Toole Gazette staff PORT ALICE– High-speed internet access was again the talking point at Port Alice’s council meeting this week. Council heard the results of the latest attempt to lobby for better bandwidth to the village. Wilf Bangert from Network BC met last week with Councilor Marc Brackett, along with local representatives to discuss the issue. Network BC is tasked with developing strategies to improve connectivity, particularly in rural areas, in order

to achieve the government’s goal of making high-speed internet access available to all British Columbians. The local representatives outlined the difficulties that arise from the current poor connectivity, from attracting employees to the area to basic productivity, but Bangert was unmoved on the matter, saying the role of Network BC was to leverage existing services to meet the goal of 100 per cent connectivity throughout the province. Bangert pointed to successes in consolidating accounts and

awarding grants to rural communities where service was insufficient but Councilor Brackett observed that the programs mentioned did not benefit Port Alice. The councilor asked that Network BC solicit an estimate of the cost of installing an upgraded line from Telus so that a figure is known and can be presented at its next meeting. Council resolved that the current prominence of the issue provides an opportunity to keep the issue in the spotlight and to keep pushing for what is seen as an essential upgrade.

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Marina gets fund boost The Rumble Beach Marina Project in Port Alice landed a funding bboostt this thi week. k The project, which aims to build a 10-slip marina at the existing public boat ramp, received a $140,000 funding approval from

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COMMENTARY Comments? Box 458, Port Hardy, B.C. V0N 2P0 250-949-6225 Fax 250-949-7655 or email us at editor@northislandgazette.com

O Canada Lifelong Canadian citizens had plenty to be proud of as the country turned 145 years old, but it’s hard to imagine anybody more proud than the 1,500 brand-new citizens sworn Sunday in ceremonies across Canada. Thousands more are not (yet) citizens, but live, work and celebrate in this vast nation. So what does Canada Day — and Canada itself — mean to these immigrants? Well, with two of these relative newcomers current members of the modest Gazette staff, we may be in a position to answer. The journey to the Great White North may have been for a job, for a loved one, or for relief from persecution. But what keeps us here is much more than a paycheque or a partnership. There is, of course, the vast and resource-rich land. Ocean shores, towering mountains, verdant prairies, forest tracts, lakes — take your pick, Canada’s got ‘em all. But natural formations do not constitute a nation. That’s up to people who, as the refrain of O Canada goes, “stand on guard for thee” despite their personal differences. Outsiders like to poke fun at Canadians as excessively polite. But in reality that “politeness” is a symptom of a social conscience lacking in many of your neighbours. You also, quite frankly, seem to recognize crazy when you see it. That is a refreshing change to those of us from some other parts of the globe. Canada escaping the worst of the “economic downturn” was no accident. Having access to medical services while our neighbours to the south go apoplectic over a pale imitation of a “health care plan” is no accident. For 145 years you’ve hired your leaders, and you’ve held them accountable. Keep it up, because the threat to a way of life does not come only from hordes storming your borders. Happy Canada Day, all. Hope you enjoyed the cookouts and camping; the rest of the year it’s time to stand on guard.

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Electric vehicle owners have no excuse not to visit the North Island, thanks to EV charging stations installed the length of Hwy. 19.

The North Island will be down to a single Conservation Officer after staffing changes send one posting to Black Creek.

Rough seas ahead for BC Ferries VICTORIA – BC Ferries has begun its summer schedule, ramping up sailings for the vacation season that is crucial to the fleet’s bottom line. It’s been rough sailing for BC Ferries so far this year. The corporation released its financial results in June, reporting a net loss of $16.5 million, compared to net earnings of $3.8 million the previous year. In the fiscal year that ended March 31, vehicle traffic and walk-on passengers were down. As a result, BC Ferries is forecasting a “small loss” for this year as well. The spring “Coast Saver” sale has just ended. That’s a 37-per-cent discount offered Fridays through Mondays, May 25 to June 25 on the major runs from the mainland to Victoria and Nanaimo. I asked BC Ferries CEO Mike Corrigan last week how the sale went. He didn’t have final figures yet, but

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he allowed that the boost in traffic was “marginal.” It’s the second year that the spring sale has been offered over weekends, when people are more likely to travel. But instead of generating additional trips, Corrigan said the main effect has been to shift traffic from midweek to weekends. The simplistic political debate about ferry service starts and ends with rising fares, with occasional fits of temper over executive salaries, and ignores the other

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need three ferry terminals? And why is there no passenger-only service? Macatee’s term as commissioner started with a detailed review last year that pointed to some other ways to save serious money. But CEO Corrigan says there are no quick fixes. Fo r t i s B C has offered an $11 million incentive for conversion of marine vessels to natural gas, which would give the fleet significant relief from spiraling fuel costs. But a ferry conversion would take six months or more, and another vessel would be needed in the meantime. Another promising suggestion is overhauling the ferry reservation service, making reservations free and charging extra for those who just show up. Corrigan says a computer reservation overhaul is underway, but it will take three years. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter for Black Press. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

factors. Just cut the fares and increase the taxpayer subsidy, say the NDP and their local echo chambers. Of course, taxpayers are already pitching in an extra $80 million this year, bringing the subsidy to the ferries close to $200 million. That’s how Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom sweetened the pot as he unveiled new powers for B.C. Ferry Commissioner Gord Macatee to set service levels as well as regulate fares. Macatee’s task now is to travel the coast and endure the demands of island dwellers who want the rest of us to subsidize their splendid isolation. The proposition for them will boil down to this: You can pay more or you can have fewer sailings. And where the boat is a third full, you will have fewer sailings. This consultation period is an opportunity to ask some hard questions. For instance, does Saltspring Island really A member of

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Green energy can meet expected shortfall Dear editor, BC Hydro recently updated its energy forecast for B.C., and the new numbers (contained in BC Hydro’s Draft Integrated Resource Plan) show that electricity demand in this province will grow by a whopping 50 per cent over the next 20 years; from the current 56,838 gigawatt hours of electricity per year to 89,590 gigawatt hours per year by 2032. Although some of this increased energy demand will be the simple result of population growth, the really big driver of electricity demand in this province over the

next 20 years is clearly going to be the development of natural resources in B.C.’s north; for example, liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants in the northwest, gas fields in the northeast, and a number of new mines. BC Hydro believes it can cover nearly one-third of the expected growth in energy demand through energy conservation (i.e., 9,800 gigawatt hours of energy per year through conservation). However, that still leaves twothirds of the forecasted increase in energy demand (i.e., 22,952 gigawatt hours) that will need to

be met with electricity from generated sources. Given that the proposed Site C dam is expected to cover 5,100 gigawatt hours per year of that demand, it means that BC Hydro is still going to need to find an additional 17,852 gigawatt hours of generated energy per year (3-1/2 times the total energy output of the Site C dam). This is good news for B.C’s independent green energy producers and for the development of our province’s untapped natural abundance of renewable energy: Based on several widely avail-

able estimates of B.C.’s untapped renewable energy resources that our group (B.C. Citizens for Green Energy) looked at, B.C.’s untapped potential for generating renewable energy is easily two to three times BC Hydro’s total existing hydroelectric generating capacity. In fact, during BC Hydro’s most recent call for clean, renewable energy in 2008, BC Hydro received 68 proposals from 43 green energy producers for more than 17,000 gigawatt hours of clean, green, renewable energy per year.

B.C.’s renewable green energy producers and resources are more than up to the challenge of helping meet B.C.’s increasing need for energy over the next two decades. And very clearly, the development of B.C.’s north offers an exciting opportunity for us to develop more of B.C.’s abundant renewable energy resources while also creating jobs and economic opportunities across the province. Bruce Sanderson, Co-spokesperson B.C. Citizens for Green Energy

Finding a path to success Port McNeill Pathfinders Taryn Walker, Jenna CrambWilson, Rebecca Griffith and Danielle Lacasse were presented with Citizenship Awards at the year-end Guiding Advancement Night last week. This award was earned after months of learning about Canada, government, our local community and performing community service. The Pathfinders held a garage sale during the Christmas Showcase that raised almost $400 for the Gazette Hamper Fund for the community service component. Cathy Griffith

Sunset Elementary staff unsung heroes Dear editor, My young daughter has serious medical and behavorial problems, and every single staff member at Sunset Elementary who had anything to do with her could not have shown her more understanding, compassion, caring and love. Their passion for nurturing and seeing every child thrive is clearly evident in every one of the countless things they do for them. It’s great that Willie won The Cup, but

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it’s these people this community should be lifting onto their shoulders and taking the utmost pride in. What they have done for my daughter and the entire family is incaclulable, invaluable and is appreciated more than words could ever convey. We thank and love them from the bottom of our hearts. They are heroes, each and every one. See you in September! Amy Lynden Port McNeill

Theatre seeks pianist Dear editor, A pianist is desperately needed to be the accompanist for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Hansel and Gretel in August starting Aug. 8 (or even Aug. 9 would do), Aug. 10 for about four hours per day for rehearsals (morning and afternoons), and for most of the day on Saturday Aug 11 for a dress rehearsal and 2 performances.

The score is available to review ahead of time, and the volunteer will be given an honorarium of $300. The play will take place at PHSS and so we also need volunteers who are School District employees (any position, any school) who are willing to take a turn opening/closing the school and staying on-site during a morning or afternoon rehearsal block. Each volunteer need not commit

to the entire play, just to taking a turn one morning or afternoon. The auditions for the play are fast approaching (Aug 7, 9 a.m. at the PHSS theatre) and we need to fill these roles for the play to go ahead. Please contact me to volunteer or for more info. Heather Jones Port Hardy 250-949-6259

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Filomi fun planned Gazette staff PORT HARDY— Filomi Days returns with the usual lineup of food, games and entertainment the weekend of July 21-22, and organizers are welcoming your help. The centerpiece of the weekend celebration is Saturday’s parade, followed by kids games, vendors, on-stage entertainment and a dragon boat regatta throughout the afternoon at Carrot Park. But a lot more is going on throughout the area, including volleyball, slo-pitch and street hockey tournaments, and stock car racing at Triport Speedway. Sunday’s activities kick off the with traditional Rubber Duck Race, starting at 10 a.m. from the Tsulquate River bridge, and include a church service and pancake breakfast at Providence Place. Parade float and vendor table applications are available at the Chamber of Commerce. Weekly meetings are also being held each Tuesday at noon at the Chamber for those

interested in attending. “We’ve got lots of volunteers, though more volunteers are always welcome,” said co-coordinator Debbie Huddlestan. “And we’ve gotten help from a federal grant, but donations will gladly be accepted. It costs a lot to put on Filomi

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Days, and last year we lost money.” Watch the Gazette in upcoming weeks for a full schedule of activities. For more information or to donate or volunteer, call Huddlestan at 250-949-6888 or Tara McCart at 250230-1685.

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Construction in Beaver Cove Area Residents and visitors in the Beaver Cove area are reminded that construction of the Kokish River Hydroelectric Project has begun. Effective July 3, as a safety precaution, the Kokish Main Road will be closed to the public as logging and construction activities make the road impassable for regular vehicle traffic. Access to the Ida Lake Recreation Site is still available by the West Main and Tsulton Access roads, and by a new bridge over the Bonanza River that will be completed in late June. While the Kokish Main Road remains open (to July 3), there will be heavy industrial traffic and travel delays, so when possible, use this road during non-peak hours. Visit kokishriver.com for more information.

“This is neither a unique story nor a new situation but it does show a rising level of awareness of the Tire Stewardship’s role in assisting recycling efforts on Northern Vancouver Island”.

When W.D. Moore Logging Ltd. acquired a local logging company, one of the first things the new division, Top Knot Timber Ltd., did was to reorganize the entire yard. Spearheading this process was head mechanic Jason Atchison who quickly came to realize that the sizeable area had, over the years, accumulated a substantial number of scrap tires. Working with the Port Hardy OK Tire’s assistant manager Wayne Harvey the two men formulated a plan to deal with the stockpile of casings. Initially all the tires were brought to a central location and their status assessed. Those that were deemed scrap were then transported to OK Tire’s location where they were sorted, dismounted and readied for removal by Dyzak Trucking. In order to accommodate the OTR casings Top Knot obtained a “one-off” permit from the “program” that allowed Dyzak Trucking to load directly from the marshalling yard. Wayne recounts how some of the casings had production dates as far back as the 80’s so it was quite remarkable to see them headed down to Chemainus for recycling”. In the end it is estimated that around 300 tires will have been properly processed representing a huge accomplishment for the Stewardship Program, and highlighting the progressive attitude of Top Knot Timber and Jason Atchison. 7010 Market Street Port Hardy BC V0N 2P0 oktire@cablerocket.com

Outgoing members of various committiees were awarded certificates of appreciation from the Council in recognition of their valued contributions. Photo submitted

Town of Port McNeill PUBLIC NOTICE The Town of Port McNeill 2012 Annual Municipal Report will be available to the public on June 28, 2012. These documents can be viewed or purchased at the Municipal Office, 1775 Grenville Place, during regular business hours Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This report includes: • 2011 Audited Municipal Financial Statements • 2011 Schedule of Payments made to Elected Officials and Employees • 2011 Schedule of Payments made for Goods and Services • 2011 Annual Progress Report and Statement of Municipal Objectives • 2011 Statement of Permissive Tax Exemptions The Town of Port McNeill Council will be adopting the 2012 Annual Municipal Report at a Special Meeting of Council to be held on July 11, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers and will be available to answer any questions relating to these documents. F. Albert Sweet, Treasurer Town of Port McNeill

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North Island Life Happy 145th! Last Sunday marked Canada’s 145th birthday and communities all over the nation turned out to celebrate in style. Our own North Island communities were no exception as residents came out in force to keep time-honoured traditions and, in some cases, start a few new ones. Events all over the North Island were filled with revellers in red and white as maple flags flew proud. Here’s a few of our favourite scenes from the day...

Clockwise from top: Standard bearers lead the traditional Canada Day parade at Storeys Beach last Sunday; Riley Brady of Port McNeill reaches for a mini maple leaf flag during the Canada Day celebration at Port McNeill Airport; Riders in the inaugural Canada Day Dog Run bike race in Alert Bay gather with their trophies for a photo at the sea wall; Taylor Tanguay of Port McNeill, 1, shows off her spirit during in Port McNeill; members of the Ceilidh Band keep the crowd entertained in Coal Harbour. J.R. Rardon, A O’Toole


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North Island July 5-August 25 T’sasala Cultural Group Traditional Native Dance Performance. In our Big House 1:15 p.m. -2:15 p.m. Admission: $15 per adult, $8 per child under 12. Andrea Cranmer 250974-5475, maxinux@ cablerocket.com. Special performances for group’s of 25 or more. July 7 Logger sports competition in Port McNeill. The main show will run 1-4 p.m., with events including the axe throw, choker race, springboard and hot saw. There will be men’s and ladies categories as well as a mixed Jack & Jill event. First timers are encouraged to get involved and spectators won’t want to miss

Hot Spots the exciting events. Go to www.vancouverislandnorth.ca/loggersports for more information. July 8 4-Paws meet and greet for all interested in walking their dogs in the annual Filomi Days Parade (to be held July 21). Gather 1-3 p.m. at Carrot Park to sign up; all dogs must be leashed. July 12-15 10th anniversary Springer Reunion at Telegraph Cove. Contact the Cove for more information at 1-800-200HOOK. July 14 Folk/rock/celtic/jazz/ rockabilly group Illiteratty plays at the Gate House

MEETINGS & ONGOING EVENTS • Port Hardy Museum summer hours - now 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. • Quatsino Museum & Archives is open Friday to Sunday from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Open daily July & August. FMI quatsino.museum@recn.ca • The German Edelweiss Cultural Club meets Thurs. at 7pm in PH Inn Pub. FMI 250-230-1376. • Lions Bingo every Thurs. @ Civic Centre. Doors open at 5:30pm. • Every other Tuesday: Footcare clinic at Hardy Bay Seniors 9-5pm. FMI 1-888-334-8531. • Third Sunday of every month: Hamburger and hotdog sale from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Hardy Bay Senior's Centre, 9150 Granville St. • Filomi Days committee meeting: Every Tuesday at noon at the Port Hardy & District Chamber of Commerce. Everyone welcome. • Summer Camp! Stepping Stone Centre July 9-Aug 24. 250-949-3031

Theatre in Port McNeill, 7 p.m. July 15 Gate House Theatre hosts a choral workshop with renown songwriter and performer Earl Peach, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Port McNeill. $10 adults, $5 youth. July 20 Free family movie night, 7 p.m., Port Hardy Baptist Church. Pre-release movie. FMI, www.porthardybaptistchurch.ca. July 21-22 Filomi Days annual summer festival in Port Hardy. Saturday: Pancake breakfast at Providence Place; parade followed by games, activities, food/ merchandise vendors, beer garden and entertainment on waterfront at Carrot Park. Also, dragon boat regatta, volleyball, soccer and slo-pitch tournaments, stock car racing. Sunday: Rubber Duck Race 10 a.m. at Tsulquate River bridge; Brian Burns Memorial Street Hockey Tournament, throughout day on Hastings Street in front of Sporty’s. For parade or vendor table registration visit the Chamber of Commerce office on Market Street. Info, Debbie 250-949-6888 or Tara 250-230-1685.

July 21-22 Rumble on the Runway returns to Port McNeill airport. Races start at 10 a.m. with time trials and 1 p.m. will see the first of the elimination races. For more info call 250-956-4347 or check www.northislandtimingassociation.com July 27-28 30th Annual Alert Bay Seafest Family feud, adult/ youth/child lip sync, Seafest Cabaret, craft/food/jewelry/ carving, you name it, table vendors, T’sasala Cultural Group, Opening ceremonies, crowning of Mr. & Mrs. Seafest, Baby Contest, ShopRite Shopping Spree, Golden Girls Contest, Fantasealand Parade, Kids Zone, etc. Norine SmithVisitor Centre ManagerMember of Seafest Board of Directors 250-974-5024 Fax: 250-974-5026 email: info@alertbay.ca July 27- 29 5th Annual Alert Bay Artfest Showcasing Alert Bay Artists. Sue Bell (250) 974-9911 Beth Dunlop (250) 974-2787 July 29 11th Annual Alert Bay Music Fest. Local and out of town musicians. Golden Jubilee Park. Advance Tickets $15 per adult and $8 per child under 12, $20

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August 5 Annual Fishing Derby at Telegraph Cove. For more information, contact the Cove at 1-800-200-HOOK. August 7 Auditions open in Port Hardy for Missoula Children's Theatre presentation of Hansel and Gretel, 9-11 a.m., PHSS theatre. Open to schoolchildren entering Grade 1 through entering Grade 7. Up to 60 roles available; those selected must be able to attend rehearsals each day through the week. Info, Heather Jones, 250-9496259. August 11 Missoula Children's Theatre presentation of Hansel and Gretel, 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Port Hardy Secondary School Theatre.

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on deck Tell us about items of interest to the sports community. July 3-7 Hockey Second annual Clayton Stoner Hockey Camp at Chilton Regional Arena, Port McNeill. Skate with and learn from Port McNeill’s own defenseman with the NHL’s Minnesota Wild. July 5 Baseball Hyde Creek vs. Port Hardy, 6:45 p.m., Hyde Creek Ballpark. July 7 Logger sports Port McNeill Logger Sports Society third annual competition at the waterfront. Details and entry forms at www. vancouverislandnorth. ca/loggersports. More info, Nick, 250-9562736. Baseball Port Hardy vs. Port McNeill, 6 p.m., Hyde Creek Ballpark. Stock car racing Triport Motor Sports Club hosts season points series races, 7 p.m., Triport Speedway. Concession, play area. $5 adult, $3 youth, $2 seniors. July 9-13 Hockey Fourth annual Lou Lemire Summer Hockey Skills Camp at Chilton Regional Arena, Port McNeill. Power skating, individual skills development and core stability training, available for youth players 6-over and for adults. Info online at loulemirehockeycamp. com. July 14 Baseball Port Hardy vs. Hyde Creek, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., Hyde Creek Ballpark. July 21-22 Drag racing North Island Timing Association hosts the second Rumble on the Runway series event at Port McNeill Airport. Time trials 10 a.m.; eliminations 1 p.m.

It's always hockey season The summer ice is back at Port McNeill's Chilton Regional Arena, and the North Island Eagles took advantage with a hockey camp last week. Above, Alex Scott splits the defence of Alexander Stavrakov and Kenton Browne during a bantam-midget scrimmage Thursday. At right, Malcolm Browne loses his stick while trying to elude a hip check from Ethan Shaw. More hockey is on the schedule, with Clayton Stoner's camp running this week and Lou Lemire returning for the fourth season of his summer skills camp the following week. J.R. Rardon

Angus Brown loses his footing during last summer's logger sports competition in Port McNeill. The Port McNeill Logger Spor ts Society returns for its third annual event Saturday on the waterfront on Broughton Blvd.

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Let the chips fly Gazette staff PORT McNEILL— Running with sharp objects gets a hardy endorsement Saturday when the Port McNeill Logger Sports competition returns for its third season. Competitors in men's, women's and mixed events will get a chance to show off their skills in axe-throwing, buck-sawing, choker-chain racing and many other events at

the logger sports grounds on Broughton Boulevard, just across from Centennial Ballfield. The main show will be held from 1-4 p.m., following morning preliminaries in axe-throwing and other events that draw a heavy turnout. The event is a sanctioned CAN-LOG competition, featuring a number of professional logger sports competitors. But organizers with the Port

McNeill Logger Sports Society are encouraging newcomers to take part, and held demo and practice sessions over the past week and a half to give novice loggers a taste of the events. The competition has been moved from its previous date during OrcaFest in August. The past two competitions were taped for TSN's Lumberjack series, but will not be at this event.


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Girls get taste of high-level hockey play Gazette staff PORT McNEILL— What they thought was an impromptu exhibition game turned into a de facto tryout for a trio of local hockey players, who competed on a Vancouver Island select team in the Challenge Cup tournament. Kerrigan Sharpe, Mercedes Trevor and Randi Ward of Port McNeill each earned spots on the Young Guns 99-00 girls select squad. They were invited onto the team after skating for the Triport Peewee She-devils, a first-year, all-girls program, in an exhibition game in December against a Campbell River girls team. That team was coached by Dennis

team. Because the three missed a team fundraising activity downIsland, they held their own Walk-and-rollathon, which involved puck-handling up and down the hilly streets of Port McNeill. "They went 5-k, and it took them about twoand-a-half hours," Boni Sharpe said. "But they raised $482." The spring season culminated with a trip to the Challenge Cup at Port McNeill skaters Kerrigan Sharpe, Mercedes Trevor and Randi Twin Rinks in Langley. Ward played on the Young Guns girls hockey team that placed Trevor, Ward and Kerrigan Sharpe each second last month in the Challenge Cup tournament in Langley. Photo submitted scored and made key Bellivance, who also to try out,'" said Boni spring, the three girls contributions as the coached the Young Sharpe, founder and traveled each weekend Young Guns reached Guns select team, made coach of the She-devils to Parksville for two the championship final up of girls from across team. "And their man- days of practice and and brought home silVancouver Island and ager told me, 'From games, along with dry- ver medals. Trevor scored one what Dennis said, land training and other Powell River. game-winner, and coaching that comes "I said, 'I guess you'll they're on the team.'" Sharpe and Ward comThroughout the with playing on a select be expecting the girls

bined to set up the clinching goal in the game that sent them to the final. "The teams that played against them were serious competition," Boni Sharpe said. "They weren't the best players there, just middle of the pack, but they improved every time out." The team's coaching staff included additional North Island connec-

tions. Alli Schneider, who formerly played and helped coach in the Port Hardy Minor Hockey Association, was an assistant coach and former Port Hardy resident Shelley Cook was the dry-land trainer for the team. Sharpe said the three girls can keep their spots in the program as the Young Guns stick together and transition to older age play.

Riders debut in Alert Bay race Gazette staff ALERT BAY—The North Island saw the successful run of a new mountain bike race this Canada Day. The Alert Bay Dog Run, a fundraiser for animal rescue, drew a modest 13 competitors for a race around the island. The cross-country race was a mix of grueling climbs, smooth and “flowy” runs, hairraising downhills, and some pretty technical stump jumping. The race drew some local talent as well as some riders from the Comox Valley, Victoria and Vancouver. First place in the men's category went to Bryan

Anderson who completed the approximately 10-k ride in 45 minutes. Women's first place was taken by Alert Bay local, Anne Dalton, in 65 minutes. Second in men's and women's went to Matt Powsey and Natashia Lockey. Several hundred dollars were raised for animal rescue during the event which uses the money for emergency veterinarian care. With reporting from David Faren.

Natashia Lockey escapes the brush with attitude during Sunday's Dog Run in Alert Bay. David Faren

TRIPORT WARRIORS The North Island dragon boat team, made up of women from Port Hardy, Port McNeill and Sointula, won first place in its division at the annual Victoria Dragon Boat Regatta last weekend.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 10TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Artisan Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting Sept 1,2 &3 Applications for Artisans are available at woodlandgardens.ca or phone 250-339-6901

ISLAND Sewing & Embroidery, your Brother Dealer and Service Center, is coming to town! Come see the latest in sewing, embroidery, serging and notions! All brought to you in your community. We will be in Port Hardy’s Thunderbird Mall July 6th and 7th from 9am to 6pm. Island Sewing & Embroidery comes to Alert Bay at the Legion Branch 188, July 9th and 10th from 2pm to 9pm. Come take a class! Advance registration is a must as class size is limited. Contact us at christa.islandsew@shaw.ca or by calling tollfree (855)871-8850

CALLING ALL Jokers! Former teachers & students. John Oliver Secondary’s 100th Anniversary September 21 & 22, 2012. Pre-registration required. Early Bird ends July 15th. www.jo100.ca, joanniversary@gmail.com.

PERSONALS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Port Hardy meets every Wednesday & Saturday at the Upper Island Public Health Unit on Gray Street at 8pm. Sundays at the Salvation Army Lighthouse, 8635 Granville St., at 7pm. CURIOUS ABOUT Men? Talk Discreetly with men like you! Try FREE! Call 1-888-5591255. MEET SINGLES right now! No paid operators, just real people like you. Browse greetings, exchange messages and connect live. Try it free. Call now 1-888-744-3699.

PORT HARDY BAPTIST CHURCH Corner of Trustee & Highland Morning Service 11:00 am Plus regular family activities Office: 250-949-6844 www.porthardybaptistchurch.ca Pastor: Kevin Martineau 11/12

ST. COLUMBA ANGLICAN UNITED Reverend Wade Allen 9190 Granville St. Port Hardy Phone 250-949-6247 11:00 a.m. Sunday School and Service Wed., 1:00 pm Bible Study Everyone welcome Meeting rooms available columbac@uniserve.com 11/12

FULL GOSPEL CHURCH 2540 Catala Place Port McNeill (across from Firehall) Sunday 10:30 am - Morning Worship Church Office 250-956-4741 Pastor Stan Rukin Youth Pastor: Steve Taylor Cell: 250-527-0144 Office hours: 10am-4pm Mon-Thurs Visitors always welcome www.ptmcfullgospel.org 11/12

CHRIST CHURCH ANGLICAN Alert Bay Sunday Services - 10 am Reverend Lincoln Mckoen 1-250-974-5844 Warden Flora Cook 250-974-5945 Warden Joan Stone 250-974-2234 11/12

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 4680 Byng Rd. Port Hardy Pastor George Hilton 250-949-8925 or 250-949-8826 “Everyone welcome� Saturday Services 9:30am - Bible Study groups 10:45am - Worship/Praise service Wednesday @ 7pm - Prayer meeting Avalon Adventist Jr. Academy Offering Christian Education 250-949-8243 11/12

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualiďŹ ed- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

MATCO. CLASS 1 Household Goods Drivers 2 years experience required. $5000 sign-on bonus. *Terms and conditions apply*. Competitive Wages. Contact: Dana Watson, Fax 780-484-8800 dana.watson@matco.ca

North Island Church Services NORTH ISLAND CATHOLIC CHURCHES Sunday Masses St. Mary’s Port McNeill: 9am St. Bonaventure Port Hardy: 11am St. Theresa’s Port Alice: Saturdays 5:00pm Alert Bay: 1st & 3rd Saturdays 10am Father Roger Poblete 250-956-3909

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PORT MCNEILL BAPTIST CHURCH 2501 Mine Road Sunday 9:45 am (Sept-June) - Sunday School 11:00 am - Worship Service 7:00 pm - Evening Fellowship Youth Group Wed - 7:00 pm Children’s Programs & Adult Bible Studies are scheduled throughout the year. For information contact 0ASTOR$AVE0URDYs   11/12

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PORT ALICE ANGLICANUNITED FELLOWSHIP Reverend Wade Allen Sunday Services - 4pm 1-250-949-6247 Box 159, Port Alice You are extended a special invitation to share in our Services

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ST. JOHN GUALBERT UNITED ANGLICAN CHURCH 250-956-3533 Email: gualbert@uniserve.com Sunday Worship - 9:00am Reverend Wade Allen All Welcome 175 Cedar Street Port McNeill 11/12

GWA’SALA-’NAKWAXDA’XW SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH at entrance to Tsulquate Village (8898 Park Dr) Saturday/Sabbath 10:00 am-Sabbath School 11:15 am-Worship Service Pastor Randy Elliott 250-230-1885 cell 11/12

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PORT HARDY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP at Providence Place, 7050 Rupert St Sunday Worship 10:30 am & 7 pm Tuesday Prayer 7:30 pm Midweek Biblestudies - Call the church for time and place 250-949-6466 Pastor George & Karen Ewald (home) 250-949-9674 E-Mail:pastorgeorge@providenceplace.ca 11/12

Foster Family Support Worker North Island Community Services Society is seeking a Foster Family Support Worker to provide support to Foster Families in the Mount Waddington region. Applicants must have an applicable certiďŹ cate and at least 2 years minimum experience with supporting families. A working knowledge of the BC Foster Parents’ Protocol and Procedures is preferred. Applicants must also be highly motivated, positive, organized, and have experience in group processes and facilitation techniques. Travel will be required. Please forward resume with cover letter by July 13, 2012 via mail or email to North Island Community Services Society, Box 1028, Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0 or nicsbc@telus.net. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. LEGALS

LEGALS

Duncan Centennial Totem Pole Project Request for Proposals Duncan Tourism Totem Sub-Committee/ Duncan Business Improvement Area Society The City of Duncan Tourism Totem Sub-Committee (City) and the Duncan Business Improvement Area Society (DBIAS) would like to commission a commemorative totem pole to celebrate Duncan’s centennial year. Master Artists with experience carving totem poles are encouraged to submit a proposal that meets the criteria laid out in this Request for Proposals. Design Details, SpeciďŹ cations, and Deadlines: Design: Preference is for the Artist to incorporate Coast Salish aspects into the cedar carving. The story depicted will commemorate the 100 year history of the City of Duncan. Log Dimensions and Criteria: The cedar log measurements are to be minimally 30 ft. in length, 2 ft. in diameter at top, and 3 ft. at bottom. The log must be of exceptional quality. Model Totem Poles (maquettes): The applicant selected to carve the Totem Pole must carve and paint to scale, two 18 inch tall yellow cedar totem poles. The maquettes must be completed prior to beginning the carving of the 30 ft. pole. These will serve as models for the actual pole. Completion Date: The two 18 inch tall totem pole maquettes must be completed by October 1, 2012. A penalty up to 10% may be imposed upon failure to meet requirements and deadlines outlined in the RFP and the contract. A realistic timeline for completion of the 30 ft. totem pole must be included with the proposal. For full proposal requirements, please view at www.duncan.ca – Jobs, RFPs & Tenders Three (3) copies of the proposal should be received by 2:00 pm, local time, July 17, 2012 at the Duncan Business Improvement Area Society ofďŹ ce, 203-111 Station Street, Duncan, BC, V9L 1M8. Questions about this Request for Proposals document can be directed to: Peter de Verteuil at 250-746-6126 or via email at peter@duncan.ca


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Special Services Worker (Medical Leave/Maternity Leave Position) North Island Community Services Society is seeking highly motivated, organized and outcome-experience based individuals to work in the Special Services Program. The Special Services Worker will work and support children and families to increase living skills, parenting skills, behaviour management and communication choices. The position may include routine crisis intervention. The majority of this service takes place in the client’s home. Preference will be given to applicants with postsecondary credentials and/or related human services experience. Previous work experience is an asset. This position is currently part-time. A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle is necessary as travel will be required. A criminal record check will be required. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Please forward resume with cover letter by July 13, 2012 to: North Island Community Services Society PO Box 1028, Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0 nicsbc@telus.net HELP WANTED

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

TRADES, TECHNICAL

O Operations Engineer A Campbell River based forest management company is looking for an Operations Engineer to help provide forest planning, engineering, supervision and business development services to our First Nation clients. Capacity Forest Management Ltd. is seeking an experienced individual registered with the ABCFP (or eligible for registration) as a Forest Technologist (RFT) or Professional Forester (RPF). As a successful candidate for this position, you will possess strong communication skills as well as excellent knowledge of computers and related software (Road-Eng, Word, Excel, Enfor). The successful candidate must have at least 5 years of ďŹ eld experience and a proven track record in all aspects of planning, permit applications, budgeting, lay-out, and supervisory skills. The area of work includes the Campbell River area, with travel to other locations on the Coast and Lower Mainland. As an integral part of the senior management team, you will be vital to the expansion of the company’s business. Experience in working with First Nations and time spent in the management of harvesting operations are an asset. This position will be a very dynamic and growth oriented role. Salary and beneďŹ ts are negotiable based on experience. If you feel you are a suitable candidate for this position please fax your resume to Receptionist at (250) 287-2125. You may also E-mail your resume and cover letter to reception@capfor.ca with Operations Engineer Resume as the subject line. Closing Date: July 6, 2012. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certiďŹ ed. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

AAG HOLDING 2011 Inc. (dba Subway) is now hiring food counter attendant. $10.50/hr, FT, 40hrs/wk. No experienced needed. Please mail resume to: 1001 Hyde Creek Rd., Port McNeill, BC, V0N 2R0.

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

FARM WORKERS AUSTRALIA/NEW Zealand dairy, beef, sheep, crop enterprises have opportunities for trainees to live & work Down Under. Apply now! Ph:1-888598-4415 www.agriventure.com

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required for busy mechanical and maintenance shop in beautiful Campbell River, BC. Vehicle inspection ticket an asset. Please email resume to oktirecr@shaw.ca.

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s9!2$%2/0%2!4/23 s(//+4%.$%23 s(!.$&!,,%23 s"5#+%23 Roga Contracting Ltd., a logging and log hauling contractor located in British Columbia, is seeking YARDER OPERATORS, HOOKTENDERS, HANDFALLERS and BUCKERS for full time employment at their Campbell River and Port Alberni Operations. Roga Contracting Ltd. offers competitive wages with full medical and dental beneďŹ t packages. If you are interested in a future with us, please send your resume to: rogacrresumes@hotmail.com or fax to 250-286-3653. No phone calls please. We thank all those who express interest but will only contact those to be interviewed.

EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

Heavy Duty Journeymen Mechanic Looking for Heavy Duty Journeymen Mechanic to work in a heated shop. Day shift work, four on, three off.

Logging Fundamentals Training

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Western Forest Products Inc. has developed an innovative program to train individuals interested in a career in the logging industry. The Company is seeking applications from individuals who wish to be considered for the available positions in this 7-week pilot project scheduled this fall (Sept/Oct). Utilizing the WorkSafe BC “Cable Yarding Systemsâ€? and “Grapple Yarder and Supersnorkelâ€? Handbooks as a guide, the Program is designed to provide entry level logging skills. Using a combination of classroom instruction and hands on training at an instructional logging site, the students will learn the foundation skills of safety, environmental awareness, and job skills, necessary to be successful in both Highlead Tower and Grapple Yarding settings. The Program will be taught at the Company’s Englewood Forest Operation, located 1.5 hours north of Campbell River and 1 hour south of Port McNeill. Individuals interested in this opportunity must be motivated, physically ďŹ t, conscientious and have a clear interest in logging as a career. Applicants selected for advancement in the selection process, will participate in the Company’s standard employment selection process. Further information on this program can be found at: www. westernforest.com in the People/Careers section. Once in People/Careers, please look for Logging Fundamentals Training in the Careers, Current Postings section. Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. If you believe that you have the qualiďŹ cations that we are looking for, please submit resume in conďŹ dence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com Application Deadline: Monday, July 9, 2012 Reference Code: Logging Fundamentals Training

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Instructors Logging Fundamentals Training Western Forest Products Inc. is currently developing an innovative program to train individuals interested in a career in the logging industry. The Company is seeking applications from individuals who would like to be considered for the two available Instructor positions required to deliver a 7-week pilot program this fall (Sept/Oct). Utilizing the WorkSafe BC “Cable Yarding Systemsâ€? and “Grapple Yarder and Supersnorkelâ€? Handbooks as a guide, the Program is designed to provide entry level logging skills. Using a combination of classroom instruction and hands on training at an instructional logging site, the Instructors will teach the students the foundation skills of safety, environmental awareness, and job skills, necessary to be successful in both Highlead Tower and Grapple Yarding settings. The Program will be taught at the Company’s Englewood Forest Operation, located 1.5 hours north of Campbell River and 1 hour south of Port McNeill. The Instructors will be responsible to assist with ďŹ nalizing the Program’s curriculum and delivery of the 2012 pilot project and the planned 2013 Program (three 7-week programs, May to October). Individuals interested in this opportunity must have extensive knowledge and experience on the operational side of the logging industry and ideally have worked as a “hooktenderâ€? during that time. Strong communication skills, patience and a demonstrated ability to teach are all necessary requirements for these positions. Compensation for these contract positions is based upon the candidates’ skill, knowledge and experience. Western Forest Products Inc. is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island that is committed to the safety of our employees, the culture of performance and the discipline to achieve results. If you believe that you have the skills and qualiďŹ cations that we are looking for, please submit resumes in conďŹ dence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email: resumes@westernforest.com Application Deadline: Monday, July 9, 2012 Reference Code: Instructor, Logging Fundamentals Training

BEAR COVE Cottages requires a reliable, hardworking part-time chambermaid. Drop off resume in person to 6715 Bear Cove Hwy, Port Hardy. Call 250-949-7939. www.bearcovecottages.ca SERVERS/WAITRESSES Full-time and part-time Northern Lights Restaurant in Port McNeill Apply in person or call 250-956-3263 SHOPRITE in Port Hardy is seeking a full time sales person. BeneďŹ ts offered. Must be customer service oriented and self motivated. Must have excellent communication skills and be familiar with computers. Must be willing to work Saturdays. Willing to train the right person. Apply by fax 250-949-8911, email srsph@telus.net or in person.

The Canadian Red Cross is seeking a Technician for their Health Equipment Loan Program in Courtenay. For details please go to

www.redcross.ca How You Can Help, Careers, Canadian Opportunities. TRADES, TECHNICAL CABLE PLOW and Drill Operator. Well-established company provides underground telecommunication installations throughout Alberta. Experience required. Accommodation and meal per diem provided. Email resume; catearmstrong@ grahamsbackhoe.com DRILLERS AND BLASTERS Roc-Tech Contracting Ltd is starting a project in the Port McNeill area and is looking for experienced drillers and blasters. Apply to: juan@roctech.ca or Fax 1-866-756-7074 ELECTRICAL COMPANY located in Campbell River requires a journeyman electrician and an apprentice. Both must have valid drivers license, and be able to travel on short trips. A journeyman with service experience is an asset. An apprentice with 1st or 2nd yr experience an asset. Please send resume’s to electricianjourneyman2@gmail.com FULL TIME Buncher/Processor Operators needed in the Williams Lake area. Great wage and beneďŹ ts package. Email resume to smallpinelogging@yahoo.ca or call 250398-8216.

STEEL FABRICATORS Ramsay Machine Works requires Journeyman Steel Fabricators c/w Red Seal CertiďŹ cation immediately. CWB tickets an asset. This is a union position with comparable wages and beneďŹ ts. Please forward resumes to Ramsay Machine Works Ltd. 2066 Henry Ave. West, Sidney, BC, V8L 5Y1, Fax: 250-656-1262, or email to: hbaart@ramsaygroup.com

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

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HOMES WANTED

APARTMENT/CONDO

TOWNHOUSES

AUTO FINANCING

SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

WE BUY HOUSES

PORT HARDY, various units. Call Roy Carlton at 1-866-3148615. Coldwell Banker, Island Coastal.

PORT HARDY: Seawind Estates, gated community, recent reno’d, 2bdrm $675. (604)4183626, trojan12@shaw.ca

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SEAWIND ESTATES

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

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

STEEL BUILDING - Huge clearance sale! 20x24 $4,658. 25x28 $5,295. 30x40 $7,790. 32x54 $10,600. 40x58 $14,895. 47x78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

REAL ESTATE BUSINESSES FOR SALE LIVE THE Dream. Harbours End Marine, 27 year history on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC “the best place on earth!� Owner retiring, well-established business only $129,000 email: bjg_cormorant@shaw.ca

FOR SALE BY OWNER CAYCUSE Well-Maintained Recreational Property/Home 1500 sq.ft, 3 bdrm 2 bath, 5 acres, garage. A stone throw from pristine Cowichan Lake. $399,900. Furnished. Ready to move in! Call 250-478-2648 or 250-745-3387.

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE GARAGE SALES

PORT HARDY Well maintained 6-plex Great investment $385,000 Call Noreen 250-949-6319 imagine.it@cablerocket.com PORT MCNEILL ocean view 3 bdrms, 5 appl. Lots of parking. $139,000 Call 250-956-3417.

HOUSES FOR SALE

Garage Sale: July 7. Multifamily. 9am-2pm. 5215 Fanshawe #8. Household items.

PORT MCNEILL, 5 bdrm, 2668 sq ft, water view, carport, 12’x16’ shop, boat shed, F/P, new roof, deck, cul-de-sac, $280,000 obo. (250)956-4547.

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OPEN HOUSE OPEN HOUSE. 910 Nicholson Rd., Port McNeill, Sat, July 7, 1pm-3pm. Coldwell Banker, Island Coastal.

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RENTALS

$800./mo 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath, F/S, W/D included. PRIVATE yard area in gated community. SPACIOUS unit. Quiet complex. 9130 Granville St, Port Hardy. No pets. Refs required.

Call 250-756-3240 250-949-7079 greta@paciďŹ crealtygroup.ca

OFFICE/RETAIL TRANSPORTATION

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY FOR LEASE: Fully furnished/equipped restaurant/bistro located in beautiful Port Hardy, BC. This well-known location is tastefully decorated with a warm and inviting atmosphere and has an existing client base, located close to commercial and educational ofďŹ ce facilities offering great potential for professional clientele. For more information contact Ron: 250-949-0556.

PORT HARDY Airport Rd 2 bdrms, quiet. N/S Ref. req’d. $525/mo. Ample parking. Avail. Aug 1/12. 250-9496319.

PORT MCNEILL APARTMENTS Well managed 1 & 2Bdrm suites. Gym & sauna on site. Call for availability.

PORT HARDY - 7077 Highland Dr. $695 /month includes cable. Beautiful 2 bedroom condo, fully renovated. New laminate oor in LR, DR, and Kit. Newer carpet in BR’s, ceramic in Bath. Full size fridge, stove, DW and in-suite laundry. Plenty of storage and parking. Ref req. Info and photos, toll free 1.877.470.1700. SEAHAVEN APARTMENTS 7070 Shorncliffe St. Oceanview 2 bdrm suite. Fridge/stove, balcony, blinds, private parking stall, locker, laundry on premises. Quiet, adult building, non smoking, no pets. References required. Inquiries contact Janet cell 1-250-230-1462.

PORT HARDY Bright, 1 bdrm furnished ground oor suite. Newly renovated, shared laundry. Nice house & neighbourhood. No smoking, no pets. $500/mo. including utilities. Call 250-902-0773.

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Former teacher honoured for MADD work Gazette staff Norm Prince has become the latest North Islander to be awarded the Queenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Prince, a former teacher at PHSS, was nominated for the honour because of his work for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Prince has recently relocated to Courtenay

and made a number of volunteer contributions during his time living in Coal Harbour, but it was his work for MADD that earned him this accolade. Princeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter Kyla co-founded the local Chapter of MADD in 2001 along with Aretha Fitzsimmons after a school friend was killed by an impaired driver. After witness-

ing the effect of the tragedy on the community, Prince got involved with the group to support victims and their families and to raise awareness of the dangers of impaired driving. The local chapter has recently closed as

honour while Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m wrapping up the final paperwork on closing the chapter.â&#x20AC;? When Prince completes his move to Courtenay he plans to open a new chapter there so he can continue his work for MADD.

Prince was unable to find anyone willing to take over the administration duties. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s definitely bittersweet,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a real shock because I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know I was nominated but it was a strange feeling to get this

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