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On Friday the US Federal Maritime Commission released its report into the movement of containers into the US through Canadian ports, and the report is a comprehensive look at the issue. The largest issue being discussed during the investigation was the Harbour Maintenance Tax (HMT), which is charged at US ports to help with dredging and other maintenance. The report says this may be a reason shippers are going to through Canada instead of the US. “We believe that $109 is a reasonable approximation of the average weighted HMT charged per FEU [forty foot equivalent] at U.S. ports. If U.S. importers were relieved from paying this tax or, equivalently, if a fee of this magnitude was imposed at the border on U.S. bound containers having used Canada’s west coast ports, a portion of the U.S. cargo that comes through the ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert likely would revert to using U.S. west coast ports,” reads the report, while noting that only 2.6 per cent of west coast US bound imports were coming through Canada. “The FMC has an interest in ensuring that U.S. ports remain competitive in the waterborne commerce arena. This task is not simple, as there are many factors involved. U.S. ports are competitive internationally; however, it would appear that
the HMT makes the challenge more difficult...It is clear that HMT is one of many factors affecting the increased use of foreign ports for cargo bound for U.S. inland destinations. While a user fee is necessary for U.S. ports to grow, the number of proposals in both the House and Senate, as well as from other sources, suggest that amendment to the current HMT structure should be given consideration.” The report states some shippers choose Martina Perry photo to use Prince Rupert Giselle Liu, a former Spectrum City dancer, was in the community and Vancouver to last week acting as one of the three dance teachers for the Chance diversify access to the to Dance summer intensive workshop. For more on this story, see US markets to avoid page 11. issues with natural disasters and work stoppages along one Prince Rupert are lower to offset Prince Rupert as their seaport of corridor. In terms of the cost of higher transportation costs at choice.” shipping the committee found that other places in the supply chain. Another area the report Prince Rupert is less costly than For example, many shippers have questions Prince Rupert is in all other west coast ports, in part made infrastructure investments the time saved in getting to US due to the harbour maintenance closer to rail facilities operated destinations. tax, but those savings may by U.S. Railroads. In order to “COSCO and Hanjin Lines be cancelled out by other utilize Prince Rupert, the cargo both have ten day transits out of factors. must travel by rail on CN; the Shanghai to the Port of Prince “While [the figures] would lower ocean rates are offered Rupert. This beats the best transit seem to suggest that Prince to account for the increased times offered by APL, Maersk, Rupert is simply a less expensive trucking cost to move containers and Hanjin Lines into the ports corridor for cargo heading from the CN railhead to the of LA/Long Beach by two days to the Midwest, even prior ultimate destination,” reads the (10 vs.12 days), but COSCO to the inclusion of the HMT, report. and Hanjin’s faster transit times discussions with importers “As such, it is difficult to into Prince Rupert do not always suggest that this may not be conclude that transportation translate into faster delivery to the case. In fact, it has been costs are significantly lower U.S. inland points,” it says. See Investment, page 8 suggested that rates through when importers opt to use
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◆ HARBOUR SAFETY
Port wants boaters to be more aware of speed limits By Alan S. Hale The Northern View The Prince Rupert Port Authority is launching a new campaign to remind boaters that just because they’re not on a road doesn’t mean they don’t have to obey the speed limit. The port is working with the RCMP, DFO and Transport Canada to increase their presence on the water for the rest of the summer. The port authority’s patrol boat, the Charles Hays, will have its operating hours extended. They will also be putting up new signs at various locations around the harbour to tell boaters what the speed limits are. For
instance, signs will be put up at the Rushbrook and Port Edward boat launches so that people will know what the speed limit is before they even hit the water. There are plenty existing signs in the harbour that advise boaters of speed limits and hazards which are in need of replacing. This is something the port will also be addressing. “Our safety campaign this summer is focused on increasing public knowledge and awareness around the numerous speed zones that exist in the Prince Rupert harbour, and the reason for their existence,” said the port authority’s harbour master, Gary Paulson. The reason for the speed limits
is to reduce the wake of boats and ships in sensitive areas of the harbour. “The wake created by boats travelling too fast is hazardous to other vessels and waterfront properties. The Prince Rupert Yacht Club and Metlakatla dock are both prime examples of places where speed and wake need to be reduced to ensure public safety - and to prevent damage to the vessels and infrastructure that exist Contributed photo in those locations,” said Some of the speed zones to be found in the Prince Rupert area. Paulson. There are a couple places knots (or 9.3 kilometres per hour): Harbour, in front of Metlakatla around the harbour where vessels immediately offshore from the village, and around the Digby cannot go any faster than five Prince Rupert waterfront, Porpoise Island airport dock.
◆ PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
BC Transit annual report shows bus ridership declining By Shaun Thomas The Northern View BC Transit released their year end report on July 25, and the numbers show a decline in bus ridership in Prince Rupert and Port Edward.
According to BC Transit spokesperson Meribeth Burton, there were 353,828 trips recorded in Prince Rupert in the 2011/ 2012 transit year compared to 366,824 in the 2010/2011 year. That equates to a four per cent decline.
On the Port Edward route, ridership also dropped four per cent, falling from 34,460 in 2010/ 2011 to 33,179 in 2011/2012. However, Burton says BC Transit hopes to see that turn around in the future.
This summer could be a scorcher.
“We are constantly reviewing our schedule to see what works and what does not. In Prince Rupert we hired a new regional manager to look at that and turn it around,” she said. “It is not acceptable for BC Transit to see these dips. They
were only four per cent, but that is significant enough to get our attention.” Across the province BC Transit saw a new ridership record with 51.6 million trips being taken, an increase of .7 per cent from the year before
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◆ CITY FINANCES
City payroll costs so high due in part to ferry, fire dept. By Alan S. Hale
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This graph shows payroll spending in Prince Rupert compared to other similar sized communities in BC.
The Northern View Over a week ago, the Prince Rupert Northern View reported that City of Prince Rupert’s payroll costs were over $5-million more than that of Terrace; a city with only 1,000 fewer people that Rupert. In fact, Prince Rupert pays more in staffing costs than any other community of its size in BC. The Northern View compared Prince Rupert to Quesnel, Williams Lake, Powell River, Dawson Creek, Squamish and Salmon Arm; the populations of these communities, according to the 2011 Canadian Census, range from 10,000 people to 17,500 (Prince Rupert has about 12,500). Prince Rupert’s payroll is still larger than every one of these communities. The closest community in payroll was Dawson Creek, which still spends $700,000 less than the $12.3-million Prince Rupert spends on its staff. So why is this? There are a couple of reasons according to the City’s chief financial officer, Dan Rodin. Prince Rupert is paying for services that most other municipalities do not. The best example is that the City runs the ferry that goes to and from Digby Island, something that none of the other municipalities have to do. The Digby Island Ferry service runs everyday and employs nine crew members, all of which are making about $75,000 a year. None of the other municipalities used for comparison with Prince Rupert run their own golf course either. Prince Rupert does, and it pays the salary of the golf course manager, which is also about $75,000 a year. Then there’s the fact the Prince Rupert has a completely professional Fire Department, rather than the volunteer or mixed fire departments that most of the other municipalities have. The Prince Rupert Fire Department has 15 professional fire fighters, which are all paid around $75,000 a year or more. Dawson Creek, which has the closest payroll costs to Rupert’s, also has a professional fire department with 14 paid fire fighters. The fire department, along with the golf course and ferry service, accounts for about $1.9-million of the City’ payroll costs. But even if you subtract that from the City’s payroll, what remains is still well above the communities’ average payroll of $9.3-million. One reason for this is likely the fact that there are so many city staff members making $75,000 a year or more. There a total of 45, in fact, compared to the 12 who do in Terrace. While this is likely to strike many Rupertites as being very high, considering that average British Columbian’s salary is $44,750, Rodin says that what city workers are making is not out of the norm for public sector employees in BC. Nor are of these salary levels are something that has happened recently, they have been this way for many, many years. And to save money on wages and benefits for city
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RCMP seek information on missing boxes of dynamite By Shaun Thomas The Northern View The Terrace RCMP continue to seek information on two boxes of dynamite that went missing last week, and say they may have been picked up by vehicles on the road at the time. RCMP investigators have determined that the dynamite was lost from the back of the delivery truck at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 16th, between the 4 and 6 kilometre markers on the West Kalum Forest Service Road. One of three boxes was recovered within half an hour of the loss.
Investigators have confirmed that there were other vehicles on the road at the time that the dynamite fell off the truck and it may be that a motorist picked up the boxes shortly thereafter. According to the company, this particular type of dynamite can be initiated by extreme instances of shock, friction or mechanical impact and should be handled and stored with care. “The explosives do pose a health and safety risk to individuals not trained in handling it in addition to the risk to the general public should it not be properly stored at this time,” stated Cpl. Dan
Moskaluk. “The RCMP is seeking any information that will lead to the return of these two boxes of explosives.” Anyone with information on the whereabouts of this material or anyone who wishes to assist in seeing it safely returned, the RCMP ask that they contact the Terrace RCMP at 250-638-7415 or their local police services. As well as the investigation by the Terrace RCMP, an internal investigation is being conducted by Orica Canada, the company that lost the boxes, about how it can be prevented in the future and if any disciplinary action is needed.
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Salvation Army use in Rupert By Alan S. Hale The Northern View The Salvation Army has been an important institution in Prince Rupert for more than a century. Established in 1910, the Prince Rupert branch of the Salvation Army has been dedicating its time and efforts to helping the needy in Prince Rupert ever since. The Salvation Army has a number of services that it provides to Prince Rupert’s poor. They run a soup kitchen out their church on Fraser Street, which feeds the hungry on a daily basis. The Soup Kitchen starts off each weekday with free breakfast at 7:30 a.m., then serves lunch between 11 a.m. and one p.m. Additionally, on Saturday’s the Soup Kitchen holds a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Captain Gary Sheils of Prince Rupert’s Salvation Army ensures all people whom are in need of a meal to show up and utilize the Soup Kitchen. Right across the street they have their food bank which receives food from private and commercial donations (from businesses like Overwaitea) as well as what the church can buy themselves. Just like the soup kitchen, anyone who needs food from the food bank is welcome to it. People wishing to utilize the Food Bank can either call the Salvation Army at 250-624-6180, or make an appointment 250-624-6325. According to Captain Sheils, the food bank has been averaging about 300 families a month this year, which is about the same as last year. The is has been par for the course for the past few years, with the amount of people in Prince Rupert who need help not getting much larger or smaller. But two years ago the Salvation Army saw a noticeable increase in the amount of people using the Food Bank, which Captain Sheils said was partially caused the closure of Extra Foods. Prior to 2010, the number of families using the Food Bank was around 175. The church also runs a popular thrift store, which is a valuable source of cheap clothing and other goods for the community. The store is also well supported by the community. Donations piled up at the storefront is not an uncommon sight after a long weekend. The Salvation Army also helps people find people places to live. It currently has a deal with Raffles Inn to provide low-cost housing to people who need it.
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Government report a bit of a surprise... I was, I would say, pleasantly surprised when I checked out the 64-page report from the Federal Maritime Commission about the movement of containers into the country through Canada. It’s a well written report that literally looks at every aspect of importing containers through Canada as opposed to the US, taking things like cost, time, security, legislation and more into consideration. It recognizes the reason shippers may choose Prince Rupert over the US and does a bit of a dissection of each of the arguments for or against using Canada over the US. Frankly I was expecting a stronger suggestion that there be some sort of tax or fee on imports through Canada to help off-set the Harbour Maintenance Tax. Although the idea was mentioned in the report, it was far from a focal point or a strongly worded suggestion, and it was even recognized that doing so may or may not be the answer. The reality is it makes good business sense, as mentioned in the report, to have multiple points of entry into the US market in case of political or natural incidents that could put a kink in the distribution chain. If something is happening in Canada the product still gets there from the US and viceversa- essentially putting all of your eggs in one basket. What I was a bit surprised by was that the Federal Maritime Commission essentially said on the last page that the key to making US ports competitive with Canadian ones was to increase investments in that area of the economy. Rather than pointing the finger at what Canada does, the commission seemed to point it right back at the US and what they aren’t doing.
What the government now does with the report is anybody’s guess (especially given that most US government decisions are split down party lines). If they move ahead with trying to impose a tax or levy on containers coming through Canada then I imagine, or at least hope, they’ll have a fight on their hands from the BC and Canadian government. Ideally the US will listen to the reports and invest more to lower the competitive gap as opposed to trying to punish
Canadian companies and workers for the shortcomings of the US trade sector. Regardless, I’m glad the process is over and the report is now out there for the public. Hopefully creates a bit more certainty on the waters and in the community. And I encourage anyone who is interested in this kind of thing to check out the report at www. ~ Shaun Thomas fmc.gov.
Prince Rupert as the “Halibut Capital of the World” When we host visiting travel writers or tour operators, the stories we tell are almost as well received as the sights and experiences we promote. In fact, we typically include a driving tour of the city as part of any itinerary on these occasions. We explain how the island and harbour were originally home to important winter villages for the Tsimshian, how the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway selected Kaien Island as the terminus of their transcontinental line and sent in the first survey crews in 1906. We talk about the population explosion of the war years, and the vitality of the place as a result of resource-based industry in the late 20th century. One story that seems to mesh particularly well with what visitors experience today, and thus finds its way into many of the stories told of visiting Prince Rupert, is how we were once the “Halibut Capital of the World.”
A series of events During the month of September quickly made Prince Rupert Talking tourism 1915 alone, 2,165,500 pounds of the Halibut Capital of halibut were unloaded in Prince the World. First came the Rupert, and 62 carloads shipped construction of the Canadian fresh by the Grand Trunk Fish and Cold Storage in Pacific into markets in eastern 1910, and the establishment Canada and the United States in of smaller companies such addition to that shipped out by as Atlin Fisheries. The last steamship. spike on the Grand Trunk The Prince Rupert Fish Pacific Railway in 1914 Exchange was incorporated in BRUCE WISHART opened seafood markets October 1915, an auction system in eastern Canada and the where members of the Exchange United States, and an Orderwould buy the catches of each in-Council of 1915 allowed U.S. halibut arriving halibut boat. Over the next 60 fishermen to ship their catches in “bond” years the Exchange would sell over a billion from Prince Rupert. pounds of halibut – eventually in a dedicated In 1915 a “mosquito fleet” of about 50 building immediately north of Atlin Market. halibut boats, carrying crews of between There are many stories of the “halibut four and 20 men, operated out of Prince trains” shipping fish from Prince Rupert Rupert, and under the new Order-in-Council to markets throughout North America, and American boats unloaded here as well. oldtimers still smile at the thought of how
these dripping rail cars must have smelt as they passed through prairie towns. It’s seldom remembered today how significant this halibut fishery was in its time, or the great community pride that stemmed from such a volume of business. The bragging rights generated by the halibut fishery were such that postcards used to be produced to document the biggest landings: March 1, 1921, when 445,000 pounds… February 27, 1925, 658,500 pounds… and the largest ever, September 27, 1937, 677,000 pounds. Today a visitor might ask about the commercial halibut boats, perhaps even join a local charter operator to try landing one for themselves, or simply enjoy it prepared in myriad ways in local restaurants. But in each case they have established their own connection to the tale of how Prince Rupert was once the Halibut Capital of the World.
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◆ NORTHERN GATEWAY
Enbridge responds to BC conditions By Shaun Thomas The Northern View Enbridge says they welcome the feedback from the BC Government about what is needed for the project to proceed. “We wish to reiterate our commitment to working with governments, including BC, in determining what we can do to further address concerns and to engaging in a dialogue to ensure full understanding of the assessments of risk, the many safety and environmental protection measures in the plan as well as the benefits that would come with the project,” said Todd Nogier, Manager of Corporate and Western Access
Communications. “Enbridge will also continue to reach out and encourage conversation with British Columbians about the project through our website and blogs, community meetings and conversations. We have devoted much effort and resources into consultations with communities, First Nations, and Métis, having already held more than 2,500 public meetings, 120 open houses, 150 presentations and 65 economic development workshops to date. Through that outreach, we’ve met directly with some 17,000 people. We want to continue to encourage conversation about the project.” As for the issue of economic benefit balancing the risks associated with
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shipping the bitumen through BC waters, Enbridge said that shouldn’t be a concern. “This project will bring real and tangible benefits to the communities and Aboriginal groups along the proposed route, and to the province of British Columbia as a whole,” said Nogier. “The Northern Gateway Project is a Canadian imperative, enabling our country to unlock its energy trade dependence upon a single market in order to gain access to the fastest growing demand economies in
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◆ FOR THE LOVE OF WINE
What young adults should know about relationships and drinking By Andrea Pollock The Northern View
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◆ FMC REPORT
Report say investment is key to making US ports competitive Continued from page 1
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Both COSCO and Hanjin Lines provide a service out of Shanghai to Chicago, with an eighteen day transit time, via the port of Prince Rupert. This same transit time is offered by APL via the port of Los Angeles. Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) actually bests COSCO and Hanjin transit time by one day (17 vs. 18 days) via the port of Tacoma...The same can be said for cargo moving to Memphis. COSCO and Hanjin Lines calling Prince Rupert direct offer a transit time out of Shanghai to Chicago of 20 days (COSCO), and 18 days (Hanjin). Hanjin beats its own transit time into
Memphis by one day (17 vs. 18 days), via the port of Long Beach, and American President Line (APL) matches Hanjin’s Prince Rupert transit time of 18 days, via the port of Los Angeles,” it reads. “Prince Rupert is not a viable port for cargo originating from, and destined for, large swaths of the United States. While Chicago and Memphis are important industrial areas, and do represent the destination for a considerable portion of U.S. imports, we spoke with importers who indicated that they have distribution centers located all over the country, and cargo destined for these locations in places like Pennsylvania, California, or Texas would likely never be routed through Prince Rupert. Likewise, Prince Rupert’s claims of rapid transit times only currently apply for cargo being sourced from northern and central China, Japan, and Korea.” The report concludes that the solution may rest
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Cruise task force reflects on the 2012 cruise season By Alan S. Hale The Northern View With all of this year’s three cruise ships come and gone, the volunteer-based Cruise Task Force is calling this year’s cruise season in Prince Rupert a success. Whether that success will translate into attracting another cruise line to the city remains to be seen. “During their last call, the passengers of the Silversea Shadow said we were the friendliest town out of all of their eight ports of call. That seems to be pretty consistent amongst all the cruise ships,” said John Farrell of the task force. Ever since Norwegian Cruise Lines announced that they would be discontinuing their weekly stop in Prince Rupert two years ago, the community has been trying hard to improve the experience of passengers in Prince Rupert. What started last year with extra buskers, guides and interpreters was taken to a whole new level this summer. When passengers disembarked from their ships this year they were greeted by a small street festival. “It’s the small things that
seem to set us apart from other destinations; the Friendship House canoe meeting the ship at the docks, children waving flags, the daycare kids, we had mayor Mussallem and Mounties in their red uniforms meeting people as they come up the gangway. And that really makes an impression on people. These are demographics that we have, and they appreciate that personal touch,” said Farrell. The cruise task force’s cruisefriendly business program also went over very well. The idea for the program was to ask local businesses to augment their hours to better suit the passengers as well as put up a sign in their window to advertise their cruise-friendliness. “We got a huge uptake from businesses. I think there are two reasons for that: one is the hours coinciding with the ships arriving and leaving, and secondly, people realizing that the cruise industry has brought $4.75-million worth of revenue to the town. And that’s substantial,” said Farrell. Almost all of the work being done to make the task force’s ideas a success was being done by volunteers, including the many people who came out to be impromptu tour guides for
cruise ship passengers with the Ambassador Program. One of the coordinators for the Ambassador Program, Rene Van Summeren, says he wants to thank all the volunteers who came out to be Prince Rupert’s ambassadors for all their hard work. “As far as I’m concerned, it went really well. We seem to have a basic group of people there all the time, plus a lot of the students volunteered their time to go down there when the ships came in. I think they all did a excellent job,” said Van Summeren. There are some changes in the works for next year though. First of all, the cruise task force is being disbanded and will be replaced with a more permanent body to oversee the community’s cruise ship efforts in the future. Farrell says the new group will focus on expanding the city’s excursion trip industry as a way to create more attractions for passengers. One loss for next year is that the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s cruise development director, Phil Westorby, has resigned and is moving down to Vancouver. While
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◆ HELPING THOSE IN NEED
Community group giving Food for Thought in Prince Rupert By Chantal Cornwall The Northern View Prince Rupert Food for Thought was established in November of 2011. A group of community organizations met to address the shortage of food, funding for the homeless, low income families and seniors. Due to budget cuts by the Federal Government via Services Canada that Prince Rupert receives to address Aboriginal and Homelessness and Poverty allocated funds in 2011 - $187,000 - were cut to $115,000 for 2012- a shortfall of over $72,000 that had to quickly be addressed by the group. The group decided to establish a similar and very successful food program offered in the community of Terrace called the Terrace FoodShare Program established in 1997, which picks up donated perishable foods and delivers it to those in need in the Terrace area. The Terrace Foodshare Program is based on the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard (GEFC) that was established in 1989 in the Ottawa area and currently serves over 1,600 people per month. The goal of Prince Rupert Food for
Thought is to be committed to the safe handling of donated perishable food from local grocery stores to help families in need in our area. Several local agencies via way of soup kitchens and food hampers will also benefit from the food program including; The Salvation Army, Transition House, Friendship House, Kaien Antipoverty Society (KAPS), Community Enrichment Society, and Senior Center. Colleen Hermenson, Manager of KAPS and the Food Program Coordinator for Prince Rupert Food for Thought and Simona Ionita Vice-Chair of KAPS and the Food Program Coordinator would like to thank all the volunteers that are dedicating their time to help with the Prince Rupert Food for Thought program and to BC Housing, Overwaitea and Ridley Terminals for their support. Through this new program, Prince Rupert Food for Thought, volunteers and sponsors
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The District of Port Edward hereby gives notice pursuant to section 26 of the Community Charter and in accordance with section 94 of the Community Charter, of its intention to sell to the Watson Island Development Corporation (“Watco”), a limited liability company comprised of the Lax Kw’alaams Indian Band, Metlakatla Development Corporation, Colonial Coal International Corp. and Hillsborough Resources Ltd, fee simple title to the lands within the District of Port Edward. The legal descriptions of the 22 parcels of property to be sold are listed below: PID #’s
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are feeding the Colleen Hermenson, Simona Ionita and volunteer Erin receivhungry, fighting the ing the donated food supplies from Overwaitea Prince Rupert front lines of hunger, manager Dan Hansen. saving landfill space, helping the environment and our community. Prince Agreements and guidelines are also put in Rupert Food for Thought is about caring and place by Prince Rupert Food for Thought reaching out to our neighbours in need. by the way of a Food Share Agreement that With the adoption of Bill 10: Food Donor is signed by those that enter the “Donor” Encouragement Act (1997) program. by the Legislative Assembly Currently, Dan Hansen, Manager of British Columbia, is it far of Overwaitea Prince Rupert, and his easier for donors/participates hardworking team are donating the much to donate food as Bill 10 limits needed perishable food to the program the liability of those that donate which helps many families in need in the the surplus or donated food. community.
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District Lot 7372, Range 5, Coast District Parcel A, District Lot 446, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 2060, except Plan 6754 Parcel A, District Lot 634, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 2060 Parcel A, District Lot 449, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 2060 Parcel A, District Lot 450, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 2060 Part of District Lot 450 in Plan 1579, Range 5, Coast District, except Plan 1573 Parcel B, District Lot 450, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 2060 Parcel A, District Lot 505, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 2059 Parcel B, District Lot 505, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 2061, except Plan 5590 That Part of District Lot 645, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 3133 Parcel A, District Lot 645, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 2061 Parcel B, District Lot 645, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 2059 Surrendered Cloyah Indian Reserve Number 5 (Including the Island Which Forms Part of the Reserve), Range 5, Coast District, Plan 1748, except the Right of Way of the Prince Rupert Highway Parcel C, District Lot 645, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 2059 Block A, District Lot 130, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 2059 Parcel A, District Lot 632, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 2059 Plan 2059, District Lot 974 District Lot 7390 Block A, Plan 2059, District Lot 131 Block B, Plan 2059, District Lot 131 District Lot 7389 Plan 2078, District Lot 446
Fee simple title to the 22 properties will be held by a joint venture comprised of the Lax Kw’alaams Indian Band and the Metlakatla Development Corporation. The joint venture will then lease the 22 properties to Watco pursuant to a long-term lease. These properties are not available to the public for acquisition. The consideration to be received by the District for the proposed disposition of the 22 properties is $500,000.00 (Five Hundred Thousand Dollars).
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◆ SPECTRUM CITY DANCE
Chance to Dance summer intensive workshop takes place By Martina Perry The Northern View The 23rd annual Chance to Dance summer intensive dance workshop took place at the Spectrum City Dance Studio starting last Tuesday and wrapped up on Sunday. Over 50 experienced dancers from all disciplines participated in three different age categories; with dancers being as young as eight and as mature as 20. Classes ran all throughout the day, and were instructed by three out of town teachers including Vancouver-based Jennifer White, who was teaching ballet, Texas-based Tasha Lawson who was teaching tap and contemporary dance, and Prince Rupert raised Giselle Liu who now lives in Hong Kong, who was teaching jazz. Although it was mainly dancers from Prince Rupert that participated, there were also dancers from Terrace, Prince Goerge, Vancouver and even as far away as Saskatoon.
◆ FUNDRAISING SHOW
Muskeg Swing Band holding concert By Martina Perry The Northern View They made their live performance debut just over a month ago, and now the newly formed Muskeg Swing Band will be holding a concert and dance at the Moose Hall in Prince Rupert on Thursday, August 2, to help raise funds for the Performing Arts Studio building project at Charles Hays Secondary School. The Muskeg Swing Band is a 16-piece ensemble consisting of some of Prince Rupert’s most talented musicians, with an irresistible big-band sound. Muskeg Swing Band member Peter Witherly says the group has “an expanded repertoire of sound, from the smooth swinging sounds of Count Basie and Duke Ellington to the pulsating Samba rhythms of Victor Lopez, and blended with a little “Rock Around the Clock” that is sure to get anyone attending the concert up on their feet. The Muskeg Swing Band Concert and Dance will be the opening fundraising event by the Prince Rupert and Region Music Society to benefit the Performing Arts Studio building project at Charles Hays Secondary School. The society is in a partnership with School District 52, the Port of Prince Rupert and Ridley Terminals Inc. to work together to construct an urgently needed music rehearsal facility at the community’s high school for students, and community groups such as the Prince Rupert Community Band and Rotary Community Choir to use. Currently, students and community music groups all use the band room located at Prince Rupert Middle School. Tickets for the Muskeg Swing Band Concert and Dance can be purchased at Teddy’s and Seahorse Trading Co.
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◆ REGIONAL NEWS
Rio Tinto Alcan signs five-year agreement with its union By Lauren Benn Black Press A final agreement has been reached between Rio Tinto Alcan and its unionized workers for a new five-year contract. The new deal was sealed today after Canadian Autoworkers Union (CAW) Local 2301 members voted 94 per cent in favour of it. This vote came on the heels of a 29-hour negotiation marathon between Rio Tinto Alcan and CAW Local 2301 representatives. Negotiations started at 7 a.m. July 23 and were set to finish at
midnight but went twelve hours into overtime, passing the expiry date on the former workers contract as well as the deadline of a 72 hour strike notice served by the union. But as a tentative deal was reached between the parties at noon July 24, no strike took place and business at Rio Tinto Alcan has continued as usual. No changes were made before
the tentative agreement was finalized. “We are pleased that the employees voted in favour of the tentative agreement,” said Rio Tinto Alcan’s CEO Etienne Jacques in a press release Cliff Madsen distributed after the ratification. There were nearly 150 changes made to this contract compared to the last one, said CAW Local 2301 interim business agent Cliff Madsen who sat round
“Not everybody got what they wanted on both sides.”
the negotiations table last week. Madsen said that while negotiations went well, the union didn’t get everything from the contract it was seeking. “We had some ... very complex issues and we were able to find a way to come to an agreement,” he said. “Not everybody got what they wanted on both sides.” In a union release today, it was noted that a $2500 signing bonus which came as part of the new contract can be contributed to the CAW RRSP plan. Details of the agreement include: • Wages: Year 1 – 3 per cent, Year 2 –
2.5 per cent, Year 3 – 2.5 per cent, Year 4 – 2.5 per cent, Year 5 – 3 per cent • Job security letter (no lay-offs) re-signed • All temporary workers hired to full-time • Five terminated temporary welders hired to full-time • $2500.00 Signing bonus for regulars, temporaries and LTD members • Agreement on classifications for workers in the KMP • Pension multiplier increases • Retiree benefits increases • Active employee benefit increases • Increases to Shift, Weekend, Skilled Trades and Kemano premiums
◆ WEEKLY UPDATE
Notes from the Seniors Centre Contributed by Donna The Northern View
154 athletes and 34 coaches from the North West (Zone 7) competed at the 2012 BC Summer Games. Thank you to the coaches, ofﬁcials, volunteers, and families who support these growing champions. See photos, videos and results at www.bcgames.org
Friday Whist Winners:1st-L. Martinson & S. Helgason, 2nd-J. Strand & M. Arneson, 3rd-A. Johansen & R. Basso. Monday Cribbage Results: Men’s 1st-L. Martinson, 2nd-L. Mak, Pool-D. Eby; Ladies’ 1st-S. Helgason, 2nd-M. Stegavig, Pool-A. Stott. Just a shout out to John, Jennie, Margaret, Marion, Marj, May, Ella, Mona, Marie, Sandy, Lorena and my first grade teacher Mrs. Mallory for all the baking, soups and meals. We are so lucky!!! Thank you Margit, the flowers continue to be beautiful, thanks for sharing. Monday August 06 is the stat Holiday for B.C. Day so our kitchen will be closed and only the card players will be here (12:30). Happy Holiday everyone. ****Prince Rupert & Region Music Society presents the “Muskeg Swing Band & Guests” Concert and Dance Thursday Aug 2nd , 7 to 10pm at Moose Hall. Tickets- must be purchased in advance at Teddy’s or Seahorse Trading. Proceeds to benefit the CHSS Music Studio Project. I think a lot of seniors will enjoy this concert. Zone 10 held their last meeting here before the senior games. The athletes will soon be heading to Burnaby. Good luck to all our athletes and have a ton of fun! Just so you know, the Seniors’ Centre is the “headquarters” for the B.C. Senior Games Zone 10 in Prince Rupert, they hold meetings here and also fundraise from here. We have various nonprofit groups meeting here on a regular basis so our facility is being well used. Thank you to all our supporters, as you can see your generosity is being “paid forward”.
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North Coast COMING EVENTS AUG. 8: Relocating an Ancient Inland Trail on Graham Island. Presentation @8:30pm by Karen Church, M.A. student, Dept. of Archaeology, Univ. of Calgary, at Royal Canadian Legion, Masset BC, Entry through back door please. Minors are welcome!
AUG. 13 - 17: Cornerstone MB Church, Vacation Bible School 2012. 9am - 12:30pm. A fun-filled week for children 5-12 yrs of age. Imagine kids trusting in God forever? Yep! The sky’s the limit. Bring the kids along for games, crafts, songs, stories and a whole lot of fun. Registration opens Aug. 4th. 250-627-1033.
NOBODY’S PERFECT Parent Workshop: Aug. 14 & 15, 2:30pm - 4:30pm; Aug. 18, 10:30am - 12:30pm @ Cornerstone MB Church. 250-627-1033. Group discussions on parenting topics (emotions, child behaviour, special needs, etc.)
SEPT 5 - Prostate and Bladder Cancer Support Group - No meetings for June, July and August – next meeting Wed Sept 5 at 7:30pm in Room 430 at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital – Contact Judy 250 622-6533
staff and people receiving our residential support!
PRINCE RUPERT GARDEN CLUB’S Annual Garden Tour and Tea is CANCELLED for this year. We will re-instate the Tour and Tea in July 2013. Sorry to disappoint.
SALMONBERRY Farmer’s Market: A fresh air community market. When? Thursday eve. 4 - 8 pm (weather permitting), Where? 100 Market Place (Pr. Rupert Court House lawn). Info: www.salmonberrytrading. com, Karen 627-1358 or Priscilla 624-8337
Wanted: Ladies to play in the Merry GoRound Charity Bridge, phone 250-624-3847 by August 1, bridge to begin September
Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Bulbs are once again being offered for sale. Please order before July 12 by calling 250-624-3913. Bulbs will be delivered in early September. 5 lb box (32 bulbs) for $12.00
The Prince Rupert Library is showcasing A Summer of Colour: a show of 35 quilts, many made by local quilters, on from the end of May until late September. Come visit this marvelous free exhibition.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED! Fairview Management Svc Ltd is interested in recruiting volunteers to extend the services offered, in more natural and less formal relationships. We ae looking for volunteers who have varied interests and generally want to have fun! If you would like to volunteer at Fairview, please contact Leona Astoria at 250-627-4748 or email@example.com! Consider lending your talents and support to our wonderful
TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) Prince Rupert meets Monday evenings in the basement of the Fellowship Baptist Church - 651-7th Ave. East. Weigh-in 6:30, meeting at 7:00. For more information call Lucille 250-624-2777.
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Exceptional Opportunity for Board Director Community Futures Pacific Northwest is a not-for-profit organization that stimulates community economic development, diversity and employment opportunities throughout the Pacific Northwest by providing an array of community and business development, counselling and lending services. We are committed to supporting the efforts of entrepreneurs and forwardthinking community leaders in building community wealth. Continuing to build on its successes, CFDC-PNW is currently seeking to fill Board vacancies within the region. If you are interested in volunteering on a dynamic Board of Directors, are a resident of Prince Rupert, Port Edward, Kitkatla, Metlakatla, Lax’ Kw’alaams or Hartley Bay; have experience in board governance, small business, financial reporting, and community economic development and have a passion for nurturing prosperity in our community we invite you to forward an expression of interest with a resume and references to: Board Recruitment Attn: Don Seidel Community Futures Development Corporation of the Pacific Northwest Suite 200 – 515 Third Avenue West, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1L9 Phone: 250-622-2332 • Fax: 250-622-2334 • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.communityfuturesprincerupert.com
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POSITION SUMMARY: The Metlakatla Governing Council is seeking an experienced Recreation Co-ordinator to plan and implement the delivery of sport, recreation and cultural programs which promote a healthy lifestyle and personal growth for the Metlakatla community. The Coordinator will also ensure that the recreational facilities are maintained in order to ensure a safe, clean and appropriate environment for recreation activities. THE CANDIDATE: Reporting directly to the Health Manager, this position is responsible for planning and developing sport, recreation, leisure and cultural programs in the community. To fulfill these goals, Co-ordinator should possess the following key qualifications: x x x x x x x x x x
Bachelor degree in Recreation Studies or Bachelor of Recreation Management and Community Development or recreation degree determined to be equivalent; Several years of experience in recreation, sport and leisure program administration or health care environment preferred; Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills; Must have extensive knowledge of social, recreational and leisure programming and recreation resources; Able to function in a computerized environment. Proficiency in MS Office; Demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness, creativity, sound judgment and problem solving skills in all areas of practice; Personal maturity and the ability to accept responsibility for actions and decisions are mandatory; Preference will be given to candidates competent in an Aboriginal language and/or knowledgeable in Aboriginal customs, beliefs and practices; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training; and Valid BC Drivers License.
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POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the Tahltan Central Council Government Executive, primarily the President, the CAO is responsible for the day-to-day management of TCC’s operations. The CAO is responsible for the ﬁnancial management and support to the Council, its committees and agencies. The CAO is responsible for coordinating the activities of all employees to ensure efﬁcient delivery of public services approved by the Council. PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES t Manages the day to day affairs of the councils, based on approved policies and bylaws of the Council. t Coordinates the development of policies and bylaws of the Council. t Prepares agendas and attends meetings of the Council and Council Committees. t Provides advice as required to the Council on matters of policy and ﬁnance. t Coordinates activities of TCC solicitor and other hired experts. t Ensures that risks are properly insured through the insurance provider. t Prepares and maintains current policies dealing with Council governance and management, e.g., ﬁnance, human resources, workplace safety, etc. t Coordinates information technology required by the operations. t Posts entries on a timely basis to the ledger. t Prepares monthly bank reconciliation for all bank accounts. t Prepares regular ﬁnancial reports for the Council and staff. t Prepares working papers for the auditor as required. t Prepares and presents draft budgets to the Council. t Monitors budgets regularly and takes action on variances. t Prepares applications and claims for all grants available to the TCC. t Prepares and submits the annual reports to government agencies as required. t Administers employee beneﬁt program. t Performs all other assigned duties. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS t University degree with studies in Public or Business Administration; and t Two or more years in a senior public sector management position. The position will be based in Dease Lake, British Columbia at the TCC ofﬁce. Dease Lake is located in the Northwest Region of British Columbia, approximately 600km north of Terrace and Smithers, BC via Highway 37. Please visit our website at www.tahltan.org for more information on the Tahltan Central Council Please submit your Resume and Cover Letter, or CV to the address below: Attention: Annita Mcphee, President Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or email@example.com Fax: 250-771-3020 Tahltan Central Council PO Box #69 Dease Lake, BC VOC 1LO Phone: 250-771-3274 Deadline is August 3, 2012
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CITY OF YELLOWKNIFE Assistant Superintendent, Solid Waste Facility. The City of Yellowknife is seeking an individual to assume the position of Assistant Superintendent, Solid Waste Facility. For more information on this position, including the required qualiﬁcations, please refer to the City of Yellowknife’ s web page at: www.yellowknife.ca or contact Human Resources at (867) 920-5659. Submit resumes in conﬁdence no later than August 10,2012, quoting competition #902-105M to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, YK, NT, X1A 2N4; Fax (867) 669-3471 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. EXPERIENCED PARTS Person and an Inventory Clerk are required for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full beneﬁts and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000 sq.ft. store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at LacLaBicheRegion.com Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: email@example.com Resident Caretaker (semi retired or retired couple preferred). Wanted to overlook 20 unit motel in Vernon, BC. Accommodation included. Fax resume to: 250-545-3859 or email to: silverstarmotel@ shaw.ca
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Sale Conducted on Behalf of John & Olinda Wiens. August 18, 2012 Saturday @ 10:00 am Auction Located at Danskin, BC. Keefes Landing Rd, Southside of Francios Lake. Follow signs thru Burns Lake Hwy 35 south to Francios Lake ferry. Once on Southside drive straight up the hill 7 miles to Danskin BC. Properties: 6328 Hamre Road, (Part E1/2, DL 2394) located in beautiful Danskin, BC. 169.38 acres comes with a beautiful home, hay ﬁelds, spectacular view, landscaped yard, garden, fenced yard & property. First ﬂoor area 2376 sq. ft., ground level w/ basement entrance 1496 sq. ft. 6 bdrms, 3 baths, ofﬁce, ﬁreplace, kitchen, living areas. Basement has separate ensuite kitchen & living area. 2 car & 1 car attached garages. Paved parking lot, electric & oil heat, cold storage, meat locker/cooler, central vacuum. Tack, garden, sheep shed, fuel tank. 3 water system options, deep well, natural spring & community water system is available w/ hookup. Heavy equipment shop w/ drive thru bay & fuel tanks & stands. This is a turn key property. Whitney Road, (Lot 3, Plan 10574, DL 716 & Lot 8, Plan 10674, DL 716) “Choice of 2 Houses”. One is a beautifully crafted post & beam 2 level w/ loft home. The 2nd 3 level log home, also beautifully crafted. These homes are at Lock up stage. Metal rooﬁng, fully insulated basements w/ ground access, decks, stairs, & drilled wells on both properties. Log home is 41x33 on 5 acres & a 2 side wrap deck w/ 2 additional decks above. Post & beam home is 35x27 w/ 2 sided 9 ft wrap deck and sits on 5.87 acres. Easy access to power and close to services & 5 min from the ferry. Uncha Mountain Road, (Block B, DL 1700), 151.7 acres. 1230 sq.ft. log home, heated by wood. Garage w/ concrete ﬂoor and numerous outbuildings. It also comes with an additional log cabin and gravity fed spring. 256 Murray Road, (Lot D, Plan 8466, DL 716), this property is vacant land on 5.65 acres very close to Francois Lake, ferry landing & services. CABINS: 8x12 Post & beam trappers cabin & 16x24 ft. Post & Beam cabin with 6 ft deck. Great opportunity to add one of these cabins to one of the above properties or spot of your choice. Goodwin Road, Decker Lake BC, (Lot B, Plan PRP14697, DL 2545), this lot is 6.992 acres. This property is right on Hwy 16 between Burns Lake & Decker Lake and could be zoned commercial. Location & convenience to Burns Lake would be a great asset for any business. This could be suitable for commercial truck stop or other commercial purposes. This property has numerous potential for any buyer. Come out and take a Look! This is an excellent property/land sale. Free ferry! Come early, ferry may be shuttling due to the auction trafﬁc. Motel, Campsites, Resorts & Services (fuel, restaurants & stores) on the Southside for your convenience. If you wish to come the night before feel free to contact Moosehorn Lodge @ 250-694-3730 or Takysie Lake Resort & Motel @ 250-694-3403. Looking forward to seeing you at the Auction! Condition of sale terms: Cash & check with Identiﬁcation, sorry no credit cards. Items are As Is Condition ~ Not responsible for accidents. There will be a Concession on Site. Any question please contact:
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Sale Conducted on Behalf of John & Olinda Wiens August 18, 2012 Saturday @ 10:00 am. Auction Located at Danskin, BC. Keefes Landing Rd, Southside of Francios Lake. Hwy. 35 south to Francios Lake ferry. Once on Southside drive straight up the hill 7 miles to Danskin BC. SAWMILLS & EQUIPMENT: #2 Coutts semi portable sawmill w/ Coutts edger with cluster & saws, has 6 110 power unit w/ steel conveyors, D&L double cut 60 HP diesel sawmill w/ mounted planer, radial arm knotcher for post & beam cabins, 2 saw SCRAG mill. Moveable saws 3-9”, 22 ft. trimmer has 60’ out feed deck, sawmill saw sharpener, asst. of timber cants, 25 bundles of ties (25/bundle). VEHICLES & TRAILERS: 2004 F350 diesel short box, aluminum truck box, high-rise truck canopy, tidy tank w/ electric pump, brand new 2005 Dodge dualy 8’ truck box, 16 ft ﬂatdeck trailer. TOOLS/EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES: R. McDougal Co metal lathe, 100 ton hydraulic press, Miller 225 AC/DC welder, Miller S-32P 12 wire feed welder, powermax 600 plasma cutter, Goodwill drill press, 7x12” metal band saw, Dewalt 770 10” radial arm saw, engine hoist, 5 ton ﬂoor jack, engine stand, Honda pump, Dewalt air compressors, 2 shop battery chargers, Makita cut off saw, acetylene cutting torch & carts, Honda & Yamaha water pumps, 100 lb Anvil, steal work benches w/ 2 vices, steel work bench on wheels, rolling tool chest, Proto tool box w/ tools, welding supplies, open end wrenches, 1/2, 3/4 & 1” electric impact wrenches, 3/4” socket set, screwdrivers, pipe wrenches, hydraulic jacks, tool boxes, chain pliers, asst. Impact sockets, chains & binders, new parts washer, imperial Eastwood hydraulic press, 3 light plants (Honda 5000, Suzuki 4000), electric motors, asst. hydraulic hoses, ﬁreﬁghting tools, lg supply of new steel, Magnum steam cleaner, planer, GM 453 power diesel power unit, scaffolding, Makita skillsaws, lg 16” Makita skillsaw, 2 Makita routers (1 plunge router), wood clamps, 2 sets King air nailers (brad & framing), Makita & Dewalt orbital sander, Makita planer & 6” jointer, portable tool boxes w/ tools, fertilizer spreader, PL premium insulation. HOUSEHOLD & TACK: Lg stainless steel bbq, yard swing, electric range, pine glass front cabinet, desk, 2 door wardrobe, 2 loveseats, lg pine dresser w/ mirror & night stand, entertainment center, set of 6 metal chairs, set of 2 metal chairs, 6 maple chairs, rocking chair, selection of good saddles & tack. ANTIQUES: Some coins & stamps, crosscut saws, milk cans w/ lids, seeders, Underwood & Oliver typewriter, brass tub wringer washer, washboard, broad axe, churns, coal oil lamps, silver tea pot, block planes, food press & beaters, Berkel scale, GW Todd & Co protectograph, extension table w/leaves, 1950s waterfall 3 drawer dresser, oak 2 door sideboard, upholstered seti, drop leaf table, 4 maple upholstered captains chairs, 4 oak chairs, hall stand, Morrison recliner, high back captains chair, set of 4, mahogany corner china cabinet, birch pedasil dining room table w/leaves, Singer sewing machine, burl walnut coffee & end table, table, wing chair, newly re-upholstered occasional chair, french provincial 8 drawer dresser, drop front desk w/ pigeon holes & glass front bookcase, modern danish 6 drawer dresser, china cabinet, large dining room table, 3 drawer dresser, 5 drawer pine dresser, steamer trunk, cedar lined hope chest, 6 maple chairs. Condition of sale Terms: Cash & cheque with I.D., sorry no credit cards. Items are As Is Condition. Not responsible for accidents.
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Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? Lg new dk blue carpet; best offer. 250-627-5554 (eve) 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.
Misc. Wanted I Buy Old Coins & Collections Olympic, Gold Silver Coins etc Call Chad 250-863-3082 Local
Sporting Goods Two WhiteKap kayaks complete w/Spray Skirts,cockpit covers, cart wheels, Atlantis two-way VHF Marine radio, hangers, hand pumps, paddle ﬂoater & paddles. $3000.00 ﬁrm. Thule 878XT Set-To-Go incl. Pads, tie downs, & Ratchet Ropes for kayaks. $400.00. For info or to view call 250622-2546
Real Estate Mike Steinebach (250) 694-3497 or Cell (250) 692-6107 Egon Steinebach @ (250) 694-3319 or Cell (250) 570- 2055 E-Mail: email@example.com & website www.mikesauction.net
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Business for Sale Located in the sunny warm southern interior of BC. Profitable, established Welding Shop & Power Equipment Dealeship. Turnkey Operation. Asking $529,000. Call 1 (250)453-2242 or email: J.D.B061956@live.ca
HOUSE For SALE by Owner $129,000 3 Bdrm, 1 Bath, 1 Story. New kitchen. Renovated bathroom. New roof. Fenced in yard. Phone: 250600-6788/600-3548. www.forsalebyowner.ca for photo’s House for Sale East side, 17 yrs old; 4-5 bdrm, 2 bath, 1 ensuite. Lge kitchen & living rm, Lge rec. rm. Fenced in backyard. Lane access. Balcony on front & back. Asking $237,000. Serious enq. 250-622-2468
Mobile Homes & Parks RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Opening May 2012. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Ask us about our Free Rent option! 250-462-7055. www.copperridge.ca
627-7137 ROOSEVELT HEIGHTS APARTMENTS 3 bedroom apartments. Heat and hot water included.
Renovated 1 & 2 bdrm Suites Furnished & Un-Furnished. Quiet Tenants. On Site Management. Gym, Hot Tub & Sauna. References Required.
No smoking. No pets $730 per month. References required.
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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
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Perfect for small business @ 1061 Saskatoon Ave. 1560 sq. ft (60 x 26) w/lge bay door, ofc space, washroom. Single & tripleface elect. svc (also 200 amp. svc), 1 yr lease ($800/mo triple-net) Interested call 250-624-3131
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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
Property Management • 3 & 4 bedroom homes; • 1, 2 & 3 bedroom suites and apartments
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Suite 5 - 342 3 Ave. West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L5
Call Gordon today Ofﬁce and Cell: (250) 624-9298 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.gordonkobza.com Suite 6 - 342 3rd Ave W. - Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L5
FREE PALLETS Must be able to pick them up yourself. Stop by during work hours only Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm
737 Fraser Street
Notice to Remove Vessel WHITE RIVER (EX 26242) This is an official notice ordering the owner to remove the vessel the White River (26242) due to the high risk of pollution due to the unseaworthiness of the deteriorating vessel. Please remove the vessel within 10 days of this Notice or the Harbour Authority will remove and destroy the vessel at your cost. Acting under Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. F24) “REMOVAL, SEIZURE, DETENTION AND SALE
Port Edward Harbour Authority
PRINCE RUPERT 250-627-9463
Spring into action with these great buys!
Address 1438 Overlook 1326 Pigott Ave 310 6th Ave West 1507 8th Ave East 1600 8th Ave 1001 PR Blvd 1643 Atlin Ave 102 Raven 108 Collart 1233 Conrad St 1235 7th East 1222 Beach Place 1110 6th East 1433 Overlook St 105 Raven 1745 Sloan Ave 169 Crestview 198 Eagle Close 1520 7th Ave East 1635 Graham 517 8th Ave West 1812 Kootenay Ave 1812 Sloan Ave
MLS # N207097 REDUCED N210219 REDUCED N213867 N214008 N214379 REDUCED N215329 N215549 REDUCED N207865 SOLD N215726 REDUCED N216421 N216766 SOLD N217119 REDUCED N217519 N218382 SOLD N217652 N218440 N216752 SOLD N218756 N218541 NEW LISTING NEW LISTING N219335 N220770 NEW LISTING
Price $170,000 $63,000 $85,000 $69,000 $159,000 $265,000 $259,000 $120,000 $247,000 $334,000 $347,000 $240,000 $100,800 $192,000 $265,000 $289,900 $242,000 $598,000 $385,000 $269,000 $289,000 $169,900 $225,000
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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On February 10, 2012, at 6th Avenue East, Prince Rupert, B.C., Peace Ofﬁcer(s) of the Prince Rupert RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $2751 in Canadian currency; $51 in U.S. currency, on or about 01:30 Hours, an LG cell phone serial number 908KPRW034014, on or about 01:30 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was a warrant authorized by the court pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada to seize evidence in respect of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafﬁcking) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO ﬁle Number: 2012-1111, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to
the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is ﬁled with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be ﬁled by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be ﬁled within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is ﬁrst published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website accessible online at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/ civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Ofﬁce, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.
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Duplex / 4 Plex P.R: Avail. Aug. 15 or Sept. 1; Spacious Side-by-side dupl; two levels, elec. heat. $850/mo. 604-339-9278 or 250-624-4331 P.R- Avail. immed. 3 bdrm reno’d Lwr Dup; w/d incl.; Elec. heat. $650/mo. 604-339-9278 or 250-624-4331.
Homes for Rent P.R: Ocean-view, 3bdrm, furn. Avail. Aug. 1; $900/mo. Possible to rent 5 bdrm for $1500/mo. Call Lynn @ RNRES 250-627-1414 or visit www.prince-rupert-real-estate.com
Vessel ALBION STAR (ON 344652)
22 Ft Heavy Duty Welded Aluminum Will consider smaller Welded Aluminum, camprized van, mini motorhome, or small p/u in Part-Trade Reduced
$7245.00 OBO Call Ray
This is an official notice ordering the owner to remove the vessel the ALBION STAR (344652) due to the high risk of pollution due to the unseaworthiness of the deteriorating vessel. Please remove the vessel within 10 days of this Notice or the Harbour Authority will remove and destroy the vessel at your cost. Acting under Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. F24) “REMOVAL, SEIZURE, DETENTION AND SALE
Port Edward Harbour Authority
Prince Rupert Airport Replace/Renovate Exterior of Pre Engineered ATCO Building Interested parties are asked to register with the Prince Rupert Airport by emailing the Airport Manager, email@example.com. Tender documents are expected to be ready for distribution the week of July 30.
Notice of Land Sale
Rooms for Rent www.princerupertrooms.com
Rooms starting at $45/daily, $249/weekly, $699/monthly, Students $499/monthly. All-inclusive. 250-600-1680
Suites, Lower 2 bdrm bsmt suite; 232 Alberta Place; Elec. heat. Ph. 250624-2842
1, 2 & 3 BDRM. APTS Well managed, clean, safe. Start $600/MO. Sorry no Pets.
Call Clayton 627-6697
3 BDRM. TOWNHOMES NEW MGMT. 1½ bath, 2 level. Sorry no Pets.
The City of Prince Rupert hereby gives notice pursuant to section 26 of the Community Charter and in accordance with section 94 of the Community Charter, of its intention to sell to the Watson Island Development Corporation (“WatCo”), a limited liability company comprised of the Lax Kw’alaams Indian Band, Metlakatla Development Corporation, Colonial Coal International Corp. and Hillsborough Resources Limited, fee simple the known lands known commonly as Vitol Inc. (Vitol Terminals), fee simple title to title the to lands commonly as Watson Watson Island. legal descriptions of the 7 of parcels of property to are be sold listed below: Island. The legalThe descriptions of the 7 parcels property to be sold listedare below: PID #’s
004-402-235 004-428-676 004-402-057 004-403-703 004-428-641 004-402-511 004-428-650
Lot 5, District Lots 507, 6564 and 7537 Range 5, Coast District Plan 4844, Except Plan 6056 District Lots 507, Range 5, Coast District Except Plans 1167, 4779, and 4844 District Lots 7388, Range 5, Coast District Except Plan 6754 Amended Lot 1 (Plan 6056), District Lots 507, Range 5, Coast District Plan 4844 Block A, District Lot 7382, Range 5, Coast District Plan 4844 Lot 2, District Lots 507 and 7381, Range 5, Coast District Plan 4844 Lot 3, District Lot 7381, Range 5, Coast District Plan 4844
Call Jenn 622-4304
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96 FORD F350 4x4 Diesel Dump with 9ft Plow & Engine Mount Hydraulic Pump 8ft Stainless Sander REDUCED
$11,500 OBO Will sell Plow & Pump Assembly, Sander Separately Will consider smaller welded aluminum boat, camperized van, mini-motorhome, or small p/u in part trade.
Call Ray 250-624-4384
Recreational/Sale 1984 17.5’ Bigfoot Trailer: sleeps 4, bathroom w/shower, oven/stove, fridge w/freezer, furnace, awning, lots of storage. e/c. Asking $6000. Coleman Powermate 1500 Watt generator, $300. For more info or to view call 250-622-2546. 2005 Okanagan 8’ Camper. Like new. Elec. jacks. $12,000 OBO. Call Rick 250-624-9200 eves. or 250-624-9874, Mon. to Sat. 9-5pm
Notice to Remove
WAREHOUSE FOR RENT in Prince Rupert BC Industrial Park Big overhead doors 1 - 1500 sq. ft.
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Fee simple title to the 7 properties will be held by a joint venture comprised of the Lax Kw’alaams Indian Band and the Metlakatla Development Corporation. The joint venture will then lease the 7 properties to WatCo pursuant to a long-term lease. These properties are not available to the public for acquisition. The subject properties are located as per the pictures below and each parcel being sold is outlined by a black border and forms part of this Public Notice. The consideration to be received by the City for the proposed disposition of the 7 properties is $5 million.
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◆ ON THE TRACK
Drag racers getting ready for some “Hot August Nites” By Ed Evans The Northern View The Terrace “Hot August Nites” race has always featured fast cars and hot weather, this weekend should prove no exception. Racing is on Sunday and Monday, August 5 and 6, not the regular Saturday/ Sunday racing as is normal. This will allow everybody to enjoy the Terrace Riverboat Days Saturday events. Which include a parade Saturday morning, Concerts in the Park featuring “Holly Woods” and “Toronto” and last but not least is “The Skeena Valley Cruizers Car Show” in the Arena from noon to four p.m. The car show will also features “Valve Cover Racing” for the kids. This will all be followed by fireworks in the evening. Racing begins at the Terrace regional airport Sunday, with the “Quick 8” as the eight fastest cars on the track race off against each other until there is only
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one winner. Sunday’s racing will also feature “King of the YXT” and “Gamblers”. M o n d a y ’s racing will f e a t u r e class racing, including “Sportsman”, “Pro” “Super Pro” and “Jr. Dragster” classes. Bikes and sleds will run in with the regular classes. Racing action starts, both days at 10 a.m. with time trials and eliminations starting around one p.m. In other news in Northwest Drag racing, a new group has announced that they will be hosting the “2012 Houston
Ed Evans photo
Norm Swengler lights up the tires at last years Hot August Nites.
Ice House Gallery, Presents
Circles & Squares Fibre Arts Exhibit By Pam Mahoney
August 1 - September 30 Come check us out in The Atlin Terminal Open 6 days a week, closed Mondays. 250-624-4546
Drags” This version is an “Eighth mile” race and will be held August 18 and 19 at the Houston Airport. A “Rain-out day” has been announced by the Terrace Drag Racing Association to fill in the rain cancelled weekend in June. This race will now be held September 8 and 9. We’ll see you at the races!
Derrick talk 2013 election impact By Staff Reporter Black Press
need for a political battle over title,” said Derrick. “If he’s trying to get in by fighting Indians, it’s not going to get him anywhere,” he said of Cummins. “What we really have to do is move to the next level and that’s creating certainty for us and for the Crown,” Derrick continued. Once that’s accomplished, secure development deals with corporations can then follow. “Development proponents will then realize there’s stability,” said Derrick. “Money needs a safe place to go.” In the northwest, Derrick said corporations such as Northern Gateway Pipelines proponent Enbridge and Seabridge, which has a promising gold property north of Terrace, are setting examples by developing close connections with Aboriginal people.
A Northwest native leader is already forecasting a dramatic shift in the political landscape arising from next spring’s provincial election. Gitxsan land claims negotiator Elmer Derrick believes BC Conservative party leader John Cummins is going to be the next leader of the opposition. That prediction, which then means the NDP will form the government and the provincial Liberals will be reduced to a handful of seats, has Derrick worried about how aboriginal people will fit into economic development. Derrick’s worry is that Cummins will build on a reputation he developed as a Reform and then Conservative MP of fierce resistance to the idea of aboriginal title and rights. “He wants to pick a fight with us when there really is no need to,” said Derrick. Community Futures Development Corporation of the Pacific Northwest is seeking a full-time Community Economic Development (CED) Coordinator. CFDC-PNW is a non-profit organization that stimulates community economic “I think it’s time that development, diversity and employment opportunities throughout the Pacific Northwest by providing an array of we really have to move community and business development, counselling and lending services. We are committed to supporting the efforts of entrepreneurs and community leaders in building community wealth. ahead as a country which is to follow the We are seeking a professional who is: advice of the courts so x highly self-motivated and creative, that we can all make x able to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, progress,” he added. x experienced in working with small business and non-profits, Derrick said the x familiar with Community Economic Development (CED) principles, x able to develop, market and promote CFDC-PNW small business and CED programs and services, path forward is for x able to manage projects concurrently governments to x experienced with proposal writing, and communicating through web and social media platforms acknowledge that Qualified applicants will ideally possess a degree, diploma or certificate in Community Economic Development, business aboriginal people do administration or project management and/or two to three years of similar experience in a not-for-profit environment. The have rights, including successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication together with an understanding of small business; the candidate will have had exposure and involvement in project management. A valid rights to resources, and driver’s license and a reliable vehicle are required. to then create certainty Salary range and benefit package are negotiable based on experience and education level. A detailed Position Profile is for development around provided on our website: www.communityfuturesprincerupert.com. those rights. Qualified applicants are asked to email or mail a cover letter, resume and three (3) references by 4 pm Friday, September Having Cummins 7, 2012 to John M. Farrell, General Manager. promote an agenda of opposition to aboriginal Community Futures Development Corporation of the Pacific Northwest rights would only fog Suite 200 – 515 Third Avenue West, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1L9 the issue, he said. Phone: 250-622-2332 • Fax: 250-622-2334 •̷ ǦǤ • www.communityfuturesprincerupert.com “I don’t see any real
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In your Community Kate Toye Regional Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 250-622-9458 Jeannie Parnell Regional AE Coordinator email@example.com 250-622-9452
10,000 years of trade history. On display now at Prince Rupert’s Port Interpretive Centre.
Explore the history and operations of Canada’s leading-edge port through interactive multimedia, video, and displays. Meet the hardworking people and systems responsible for safely guiding ships and moving goods through BC’s northwest to destinations around the globe. Drop in or schedule a free tour—and get ready to discover the world of opportunity in our own backyard. OPEN DAILY AT THE COW BAY WATERFRONT IN PRINCE RUPERT MON–FRI · 9:30 AM–5:30 PM | SAT & SUN · 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM FREE ADMISSION · CALL 250 624-4559 FOR INFORMATION WWW.RUPERTPORT.COM/CENTRE
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Eight productions to be featured in this yearâ€™s Udderfest The 14th annual Udderfest will be taking place next week at two local venues; The Tom Rooney Playhouse and The Lester Centre of the Arts. There will be eight different productions happening this year, with performers from Prince Rupert, Kitimat, Prince George, Vancouver performing. STAB IN THE DARK Directed by David Smook A murder at the police station in Prince Rupert brings together two detectives, Eugene (David Smook) and Many (Chris Armstrong), who hate each other, blaming one another for the disappearance of their co-lover Felicia. Everyoneâ€™s a suspect... and weirdly all have â€œPhilâ€? in their name. JUVENILE EYES Written and Directed by Stephen Huddlestone Will (Chystopher Thompson) is an unemployed twenty-six year old lacking self-confidence but finds serenity in the presence of his teenage girlfriend, Susan (Tristen Wybou). Susanâ€™s parents
(Andy Enns and Martina Perry) have been long quarrelling over the relationship though still have yet to meet the man coveting their daughter. Can Will and Susan remain lovers even if her overbearing parents create an insurmountable strain on their future? ZENBRIDGE Written and directed by Rudy Kelly A Zenbridge oil tanker is found dangerously close to shore in a small coastal community . . . what has happened to the crew? Shortly thereafter, a strange epidemic sweeps through the town, turning many of its citizens into zombies! The media provides coverage of the various ways the plague is affecting the community and how it is dealing with it, while Doctor Kent and Nurse Gary race against time to find a cure! TOAST â€˜N JAM Directed by all cast members Toast â€˜N Jam is On Cue Players of Kitimatâ€™s first entry into the Udderfest. Betty (Leisl Kaberry), has decided that today is going to be the day! She will let Bill (Lyle
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McNish) know of her intentions for him over a carefully prepared breakfast. Betty knows that Jolie (Lesley MacAllister) has had too late and intoxicating of an evening to interrupt this special event. Of course, Jolie gets up early, a little thirsty, a bit agitated and very curious about the breakfast setting for two. Bill is just... well he is just Bill. He is a tad bit consumed by himself and a fair bit daft. Iâ€™D LIKE TO BUY A VOWEL Written by Rob Shearer, directed by Cliff Doupe, Lyle McNish and Graeme McNish. Ian (Jasper Nolos) and his younger sister, Sadie (Chelsea Jesser) run a coffee shop called the Morning Cup. Sadie is in charge and makes sure Ian knows it. Ianâ€™s frustration translates into some very poor customer service, especially towards Dot (Jenna Cann), a quiet, unassuming customer, like a fly on the wall, except Ian would probably treat a fly with more respect. This is also where friends, Hayley (Paula Loroff) and Tiana (Angelica Jesser) go to chat, although mainly about Hayleys obsession with gaining revenge on
the girls who have been making her life miserable. Tiana offers great advice but Hayley is much too consumed by her need to exact revenge. RUPERT TONIGHT Starring Kat Campbell, Andy Enns, Rob Shearer, Kris Scott and special guest, Lyle McNish. The variety show returns for its fourth incarnation, sketch comedy, music, improv and stand up. No two shows are the same! WARNING: Adult themes and humour.
WAR OF WITS Similar to â€œthe Debatersâ€? on CBC. The show is free, but drinks will cost. HIGH SOCIETY A talented band coming all the way from Vancouver. High Society is a four-piece soul and R & B band. Tickets for this performance are $15 and are available at Teddyâ€™s and Homework. Since this show isnâ€™t part of Udderfest you wonâ€™t be able to use your 4-passes for it. All proceeds go to the creation of a new band room!
Cast members from last yearâ€™s Twilight spoof production at last yearâ€™s Udderfest.
August 8th-12th @ the Tom Rooney Playhouse & Lester Centre of the Arts
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4-packs available at Homework & Teddyâ€™s THANK-MOO TO OUR SPONSORS:
CFNR, Community Futures, Cow Bay CafĂŠ, Cowpuccinoâ€™s, Crest Hotel, Farwest, Hawkair, Homework, Inn on the Harbour, Lester Centre of the Arts, Muskeg Press, Northern Savings Credit Union, Opa Sushi, Overwaitea, Pacific Inn, Prince Rupert Community Arts Council, Prince Rupert Port Authority, Rainforest Books, Ridley Terminals Inc., Seahorse Trading Company
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TRP=Tom Rooney Playhouse LC=Lester Centre of the Arts 7 PM (TRP) Zenbridge 7 PM (TRP) Stab in the Dark 8 PM (LC)
David Smookâ€™s Stab in the Dark, is a murder mystery involving two cops who donâ€™t like each other and a lot of people named Phil. | Iâ€™d Like to Buy a Vowel, written E\ 5RE 6KHDUHU ÂżQGV XV LQ D FRIIHH VKRS ZKHUH WKH 9 PM (TRP) service is sub-par and the customers hatch revenge plots. Iâ€™d Like To | Rudy Kellyâ€™s Zenbridge shows what happens when an Buy a Vowel oil tanker begets zombies. | In Juvenile Eyes, written by Stephen Huddlestone, parents interfere in their daughterâ€™s love life. | Those who love sketch comedy will absolutely adore Rupert Tonight. | Toast & Jam, a translated Spanish fable, is a comedy of breakfast errors. | The annual Kidsâ€™ Theatre Camp returns with A Playground Revenge. | Enjoy a night of comedic debate at War of Wits. | Prince Rupert Meets High Society is a musical fundraiser for the high school music studio.
7 PM (LC) Toast & Jam
1 & 3 PM (LC) A Playground Revenge 4:30 PM (LC) Toast & Jam
8 PM (TRP) Buy a Vowel
7 PM (LC) Juvenile Eyes
9 PM (TRP) Stab in the Dark
8:30 PM (LC) Juvenile Eyes
8 PM (TRP) Buy a Vowel
10 PM (LC) Rupert Tonight
9:30 PM (TRP) Stab in the Dark
9 PM (LC) Toast & Jam
10 PM (LC) Rupert Tonight
9:30 PM (TRP) Zenbridge
11 PM (TRP) Zenbridge
11 PM (TRP) War of Wits
12 2:30 PM (TRP) Rupert Tonight
7:30 PM (TRP) Prince Rupert Meets High Society