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A blessed arrival

Bruce Alfred and Bill Cranmer sing during a blessing of the new Trillium-class Panamax tanker, the Rt. Honourable Paul E. Martin, during its debut arrival at the Orca Sand and Gravel shiploading facility in Port McNeill last week. A O’Toole

New tanker celebrated at Orca quarry debut J.R. Rardon Gazette editor PORT McNEILL—With a backdrop of the stunning scenery of Broughton Strait, the newest tanker in the Canadian Shipping Lines Fleet was welcomed

to the North Island with a blessing by First Nations chiefs and elders last week. The Rt. Honourable Paul E. Martin, the first of the CSL’s new Trillium Class of Panamax tankers, had just completed its first load-

ing at the Orca Sand and Gravel quarry ship loader just west of Port McNeill. The Orca quarry is operated by Polaris Minerals Corp. of Vancouver in a unique partnership with the Kwakiutl and ‘Namgis

First Nations, negotiated by Polaris founder Marco Romero prior to the quarry’s opening in 2007. “The blessing of the ship, being a new ship hauling our products, was something Marco (Romero) asked if

we would consider doing ,” ‘Namgis Chief Bill Cranmer said. “We said that would be an appropriate blessing to hold onboard, believing that ceremony will protect the ship and its crew and be good for our partnership.”

Cranmer and fellow ‘Namgis elder Bruce Alfred were joined by five members of the Kwakiutl Band, including Chief Calvin

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Partnership recognized from page 1 Hunt, Chief Peter Knox, Chief George Hunt and members Mervyn Child and Tom Child. The seven clambered aboard the Naiad Explorer water taxi for the short trip to the tanker. They were joined by a who’s who of dignitaries including executives from Polaris and from CSL, Port McNeill Mayor Gerry Furney and local artist Jeanne Alley, who has been commissioned to create a painting of the ship’s first visit. The Rt. Hon. Paul E. Martin is a self-loading tanker dedicated to the transport of construction aggregates, including the sand and gravel produced at the Orca quarry. Ken Palko, VP of Operations at Polaris, said 80 per cent of its load will come from Orca in the first year and eventually more than 90 per cent of its trips will be between the Port McNeill quarry and off-loading facilities in California and Hawaii. The partnership between Polaris and the two local bands, which included training and jobs for first nations members, was a ground-breaking achievement at the time it was drafted.

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The tugs Numas Warrior and Renegade ‘dance’ with their water cannons firing as they guide the Naiad Explorer to last week’s blessing of the CSL tanker Rt. Hon. Paul E. J.R. Rardon Martin.

“It was the first instance of industry partnering with first nations,” said Palko. “Since then I’ve been contacted by a couple of companies put to task with creating partnerships with first nations. But they tell us ‘They want an Orca

deal; can you tell us what’s involved with that?’” The partnership with Polaris also served to kick-start additional economic development projects by the ‘Namgis First Nation, including construction of a land-based, closed-

containment fish farm south of Port McNeill and a partnership in a run-of-river hydro project with Brookfield Power on the Kokish River. “Things are going really well,” said Cranmer. “These are exciting times.”

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Hearing clinic comes to Port McNeill Gazette staff Here’s some good news for North Islanders who wear hearing aids: no more two-hour drive for a five-minute appointment! The owners of Campbell River Hearing Clinic have opened a satellite office in Port McNeill that’s fully equipped to provide com-

plete hearing care. “Most appointments for maintenance, adjustments and other repairs just take a few minutes, but our clients up Island have had to travel all the way to Campbell River for them,” says Martin Jurek, who owns the clinic with his wife Jana. “So now Campbell River is coming

to them – well, the hearing clinic is at least.” The nature of hearing aids — electronic devices operating in a less than ideal environment — requires that they be cleaned, maintained and checked at least a couple of times each year to ensure they’re functioning optimally. Additionally, when a

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District emergency plan to undergo review J.R. Rardon Gazette editor PORT HARDY— Warning sirens, tsunami evacuation route signage and new evacuation centre coordinators were among the top recommendations last week as Port Hardy’s emergency planning committee held its regular monthly meeting for October. But before any of those occur, the District’s emergency plan will undergo a thorough review. Last Tuesday’s meeting was held three days after the 7.7-magnitude earthquake off Haida Gwaii and the resulting tsunami advisory that scrambled North Island emergency services providers to evacuate low-lying areas in and

around Port Hardy and Port McNeill. “We’re looking at the emergency plan, and we’re going to be updating it,” said Bob Hawkins the District of Port Hardy coordinator for the Provincial Emergency Program. Coming as it did on the heels of a major emergency event, last week’s meeting became essentially a de-briefing of procedures followed the night of the earthquake and a recognition of shortcomings and communication failures during the evening. Attendees included District staff and elected officials, First Nations, Port Hardy Fire Rescue, RCMP, Coast Guard and Transport Canada representatives as well as Mount Waddington

Regional PEP coordinator Cori Neilson of Port McNeill. They were unanimous in praise of the region’s first responders for their quick callout and efforts in evacuating residents from potential danger areas. But there was criticism at the slow response of provincial emergency officials in getting the word out, and recognition of communication shortcomings locally, primarily having to do with evacuation centres and jurisdictions. On Tsulquate Reserve, fire rescue trucks cruised the streets instructing residents to move up to the Civic Centre. But Bob Swain, the Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw emergency planning com-

[more-online northislandgazette.com mittee chair, noted the band has had an emergency plan — and its own evacuation centre at Wakas Hall — since the flood of September 2010 threatened and exposed the risk to the Tsulquate bridge connecting the reserve to Port Hardy. “I’m busy evacuating people to my area, and the fire department comes in and tells my people to evacuate to the Civic Centre,” Swain said. “That was our error,” admitted John Tidbury, who served as acting mayor at the command centre and who is also a member of Port Hardy

Fire Rescue. At Storey’s Beach, there was some confusion over an evacuation destination. The District’s current plan designates Avalon Adventist Academy on Byng Road as the centre for Storey’s Beach and Fort Rupert, but it did not have a designated coordinator the night of the earthquake. Avalon principal Clifford Wood did arrive at the school, which was opened and did host some evacuees. But others drove out of the area, some going as far as Seven Hills Golf and Country Club and some simply parking alongside the highway to check for info on their smart phones or car radios. “It was pretty much

utter chaos on the beach,” said deputy fire chief Sean Mercer, whose own wife and young children were part of the evacuation. The situation was exacerbated by an erroneous report on the radio indicating the evacuation notice had been lifted, resulting in a stream of traffic back into Storey’s Beach even as fire rescue crews were overseeing departures, Mercer said. “One of the things I noticed was our brochure is not all correct,” said Tidbury, who reiterated both Hawkins and the District would be reviewing their emergency plan. Hawkins and Tidbury said the District would recruit and train a

coordinator for Avalon. Wood, who did not attend the meeting, spoke to the Gazette later in the week and said the school would be happy to serve the community as an evacuation centre, but recommended supplies like cots, food, water and other supplies. Suggested amendments to the District’s Emergency Plan that received the most positive response were those for signage indicating tsunami evacuation routes and those for warning sirens located in low-lying areas. “All this talk about social media is great,” said Staff Sgt. Gord Brownridge of Port Hardy RCMP. “But people hear a siren, and they’re gone.”

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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

Let’s not forget This weekend marks the annual honouring of North America’s veterans, with Remembrance Day ceremonies in Canada and Veteran’s Day in the U.S. And while the methods used in fighting wars has changed a great deal since the original day of remembrance was scheduled following World War I nearly a century ago, the human cost of conflict remains the same. So does the admonition, ‘Lest we forget’. Please consider taking part in this weekend’s commemorations, which will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday in Alert Bay, Port Alice, Port Hardy and Port McNeill. Perhaps you have not personally lost a family member to conflict, but few of us have to look very far back our family trees or among our circle of friends to find those who have lost loved ones in battle. But even more important than looking back is to look forward, to the times our children or grandchildren may be called to serve. It is imperative to guard our rights to hold accountable the leaders who would send our children to fight, and to ensure they can justify such an action when it is called. To forget the sacrifices of the past is to make it far easier for others to give us cause to suffer those sacrifices in the future.

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Four local hockey teams took part in the annual Wild Women’s tournament in Port Hardy, but visitors carted off the trophy.

The real smart meter manipulation VICTORIA – Two very different scenes unfolded at opposite ends of the province last week. In the remote northwest corner of B.C., the first power line towers started going up to connect Highway 37 communities to the BC Hydro grid. The Nisga’a, Tahltan and other aboriginal communities will soon have reliable power, as well as muchneeded training and jobs during clearing and construction. Meanwhile down on the Gulf Islands, the most hysterical, dishonest campaign against smart meters I’ve heard of so far went into high gear. I’ve obtained a mass e-mail from the head antismart meter organizer on Salt Spring Island that shows the mentality at work here. (Corix is the BC Hydro contractor that has installed more than a million meters.) “Corix is attacking with

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30 trucks on Mon the 22nd,” Chris Anderson wrote in October. “Poelpe [sic] are advised NOT to attend the Victoria pipeline rally but instead help defend agianst [sic] spymeter installations in their neighbourhoods.” Coincidentally, Anderson has been doing a brisk business selling $35 meter locks to gullible Salt Spring Islanders in recent months. They don’t work, and you’re not allowed to lock BC Hydro property

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anyway. Others have been sold official-looking “no smart meter” signs that don’t identify the customer, so they don’t work either. As for the term “spymeter,” I’ve reported on the weird theories spread by Bill Vander Zalm in a video interview, where he claims smart meters are part of a global surveillance system that can even tell what you’re cooking. Vander Zalm has been outdone by one Brian Thiesen, who styles himself as the “chairman” of “Interior Smart Meter Awareness.” In September, the Merritt Herald reported on Theisen’s presentation where he claimed wireless meters not only provide video surveillance of your house, they are also responsible for “dying bees” and “defective sperm and eggs” as well as disease and fires. Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis co-authored a study that shows residential fires A member of

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have decreased with the advent of smart meters. Which brings me to the ugliest opposition to this modernization, the criminal element. Here in North America’s marijuana mecca, installers have encountered many meter bypasses, wired up to steal hydro and conceal high consumption for grow ops. In addition to being illegal, they are a fire hazard that is removed when discovered. Installers also find more sophisticated cases of hydro theft. Removing the mechanical meter reveals a hole cut in the back of the case, so the dials can be turned back to hide a grow op’s power consumption. No wonder some people want to lock them down. Of course all of this is defeated by a smart grid system, so the growers and other crooks are angry. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter for Black Press. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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Contest thanks Teamwork aids tsunami dry run

Dear editor, On behalf of Council and staff I would like to thank you very much for donating the entry fees from the Gazette photo contest to the District’s Animal Control Shelter. The contest was a great idea and judging by the photos in the newspaper there was excellent response. Those participating in the voting must have had a difficult time choosing their number one choice from all those great photos. The North Island Gazette is a huge part of our com-

munity and its ongoing support of local events, organizations and services is very much appreciated. The District also appreciates the donation of the $100 prize money awarded to Angela Heasman for the winning photo of Karmen and we will be sending her a thank you as well. Again, thank you for supporting and donating to the District’s Animal Control Shelter. Bev Parnham Mayor, District of Port Hardy

Pet pics praised Dear editor, Thank you to the North Island Gazette and all the people who entered the Pet Photo Contest; we were thrilled to see so many great pet owners sharing their cute photos of the animals they love. We were very touched when we were notified that the money collected from the entry fee was distributed back into our communities via the Animal Shelters and Cat’s Meow societies. We appreciate being acknowledged by the Gazette and by the businesses that showed their support through their ads and messages. We will put this money to good use in our North Island communities. Despite our limited resources, our society strives to help control the pet population through financial support, awareness, and education for pet owners. The best way to help is to be a responsible pet owner, especially by getting your pet spayed or neutered at six months of age and keeping and loving your pet for its lifetime. Congratulations to the winners, all of the entrants, and each of the pets that have loving, responsible owners. They are the biggest winners of all. >^..^< Muffy Jones and Jennifer Lok, Port Hardy and Port McNeill Cat’s Meow Society

Dear editor, I would like to take this time to thank the District of Port Hardy and the Port Hardy Fire Department in helping to evacuate the community members of Tsulquate Reserve. Thank you to all the people, too numerous to mention here, who helped in the evacuation as well as at the Reception Center. There was some confusion as to how our evacuation went, but in the

end it was meant to evacuate people living in low-lying areas. The confusion was that everyone had to evacuate which was not the case. We also have our own Reception Centre (Wakas hall). Our community has had an active Emergency Planning committee which has been in operation since the incident with the powerline and downed tree at the bridge in the fall of 2010. The live drill we had that evening

was an eye-opener to all of us. The weaknesses in our plans will be changed as we work toward becoming more prepared for such disasters as this. T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More)

Fighting for veterans Dear editor, Last summer, in Kelowna B.C., a 92 year old veteran walked into a Service Canada office to apply for war veteran allowance. Leaning on his walker, he waited for 40 minutes before he could talk to an agent. The Service Canada agent told him that he could not help him and that it was impossible to speak directly to a Veterans Affairs employee. The only way to file his request was online using a computer terminal. The old soldier did not know how to use a computer. He drove all the way back home and got on the phone to have his application processed by the department. We don’t know what happened after that. What we do know is why it

"Veterans are the heroes of the nation...lest we forget"

happened: the federal government decided to close down VAC’s district offices and replace them by Service Canada offices which distribute general information about the government, but cannot provide the specialized information veterans need. I am the National President of the Union of Veterans’ Affairs Employees. Our union is supportive of Veterans Affairs Canada’s efforts to improve services to vet-

erans. Unfortunately these efforts are rendered useless by the recent federal budget cuts. This department has been forced to reduce its workforce by 25%, almost one thousand jobs by the end of 2015. The average case load for a Client Service Agent (CSA) is currently at 800 files. After the cuts, it will be more than 1,400 files. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Veterans Affairs minister Steven Blaney pretend that quality of services will improve. This is simply absurd. Veterans are the heroes of the nation. They deserve our utmost respect, lest we forget. Yvan Thauvette, National President Union of Veterans’ Affairs Employees

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McNeill Halloween fireworks a big hit Dear editor, My husband and I arrived in Port McNeill a month ago, and we love living here. Everyone is helpful and friendly. We like the stores and can find everything we need. The best came on Halloween night, when we saw the fireworks! What a wonderful display, we didn’t expect this from a small town. It was truly superb, thank you to everyone involved with this, you did an awesome job! Bert and Mejan Reijm Port McNeill

Lazy lampers take cheap shots at wildlife Dear editor, “The word is out on the street; you can buy a deer for only $60 in Port Hardy!” I was told. “How,” I wondered aloud, “could these hunters supply Port Hardy with so many deer, and so cheaply?” “Pit lamping,” came the answer. Of course, I wanted to know, what is pit lamping? Perhaps you would, too. Let’s go on a pit lamping hunting trip together, to see for ourselves ... ***

We won’t worry about hunting licenses, because the government will only allow us two blacktailed, male deer per year, each. Forget about conservation! First, even though it’s illegal to hunt at night in B.C., we’ll plan to meet after nightfall. Of course, we’ll stock the truck with high-intensity spot-lamps. How else can we trick the animals into coming out into the open, at night? And once they’ve been lured by our lights, they’ll be too blinded to know

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what’s going on. That pregnant female deer will just innocently stare into the truck’s high beams, or the lamps we’ve mounted on the hood. This is when one of us lazy hunters will pull the trigger. In fact, we’ll keep pulling the trigger, over and over again, on as many deer as our greedy eyes can see exiting the forest. “Hey, what a rush! Let’s keep hunting every night the rest of the week, and maybe next week, too!” one of our enthused friends

will suggest. “Yeah, once we’ve hunted out an area we can move on to new territory. After all, the North Island is big enough. Just think of all the easy money we can make, super fast!” another friend will exclaim. *** So, I ask the reader, are you in? “No!” you say. “My ancestors were brave hunters, who respected the wildlife our Creator gave us to manage. He wants the deer to take care of our people for generation upon

generation.” And so, I respect you. You know deep in the conscience our Creator gave us, that pit lamping is not only illegal, but immoral and destructive. You are among many of the good and caring folks who are sad and angry at what you may have seen and heard lately. Maybe you have bought a deer for $60 from someone in Port Hardy. Or maybe you’ve seen something that let you know the reports of these selfish, mass killings are true. If

so, then please phone the conservation officer. The toll-free line is safe, for all who want to remain anonymous. Those who use our wildlife for a few quick bucks are robbing the whole community, as well as our children’s children. Don’t delay! Call today, to save our wildlife. Please call: 1-877-952RAPP (7277). Remember, your anonymity will be protected. With a heavy, but hopeful heart, Marie Monette Coal Harbour

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BC Jobs Plan offers skills for the future Earlier this fall Premier Christy Clark announced a comprehensive plan to expand and align skills training programs with economic opportunities to ensure British Columbians have the right skills, in the right places, at the right times. “A skilled workforce is the foundation of a strong and resilient economy,” said Premier Clark. “I’ve always said that our province’s best asset is our people, and our government is committed to

ensuring British Columbians have the right skills for the job opportunities of today and tomorrow.” Of the one million job openings ahead, 43% will need trades and technical training. The B.C. skills and training plan represents fundamental change to how we prepare British Columbians for the jobs of tomorrow. It is the result of numerous conversations with industry, with employers and postsecondary institutions— through regional workforce

tables, through sector-based tables and through oneon-one conversations at which our government listened to their needs. And it will help ensure British Columbians can take advantage of the incredible job opportunities today and in the years ahead, and help us address the rising shortage of workers. The Skills and Training Plan is built on four key areas of action: • Today’s training is tomorrow’s careers—pro-

mote dynamic opportunities in trades and technical fields and improve policies that support these choices. • Invest in and improve our training facilities and equipment, and ensure the availability of technical education teachers, particularly with trades certification. • Get the right mix and quality of trades and technical programs and accelerating completion times and rates while maintaining the high standards required by industry.

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North Island Life

Going... gone to a good cause Gazette staff The Thunderbird Mall in Port Hardy once again played host to the Rotary auction last weekend. Over $80,000 of auction items were up for grabs as almost five hundred items went under the hammer at the 26th installment of the North Island tradition. The two-day event, broadcast live on local radio and cable channels,

is a major fundraiser for both the Port McNeill and Port Hardy Rotary Clubs, having become a joint event in recent years. Everything from gift certificates to coffee to whale watching trips were on the block and many people had one eye on Christmas while searching for bargains. Here’s some images from the weekend...

Clockwise from left: Aaron Gabrysh passes up a phone bid as Joanne Lacasse and Rita Grier keep fielding callers during last weekend’s annual Rotary Auction at Thunderbird Mall; Dale Dorward quizzes Rotary exchange student Maximilian Pakulla as Frank MacLean looks on; some of the crowd assembled in the mall looking for deals; potential customers peruse the items up for grabs during the auction; Rotarians Sandy Grenier and Dorward check paperwork behind the scenes; Jason Dunlop and Chuck Lok keeps the bids straight at last weekend’s event; Dorward chats with Rotary exchange student Amanda Amarilho during last week’s auction. A O’Toole, Sandy Grenier


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A spooky look back Gazette staff Candy, bonfires, pumpkins, fireworks, costumes, ghouls and monsters — last week saw the spookiest night of the year pass by once again. In Port Hardy, kids big and small got dressed up for the annual costume crawl down Market Street before fireworks at Storey’s Beach and the Pumpkin Walk the follow-

ing night. In Port McNeill, Sunset Elementary School hosted its annual pumpkin carving and school costume judging parade. Later that evening crowds assembled as the volunteer fire department hosted its annual fireworks show and bonfire at the Community Centre. Here’s some of the highlights from the events.

Clockwise from left: Revelers stay warm and avoid raindrops while waiting for the Halloween fireworks show in Port McNeill last week; Princess Ella Fjeld waits in queue with classmates before last week’s Halloween costume parade and assembly at Sunset Elementary School in Port McNeill; Emmit Rienks of Port McNeill brought his game face to the annual lighting of the pumpkins in the Sunset Elementary School gymnasium on Halloween; Pumpkins lit up the seawall in Port Hardy for the annual Pumpkin Patch Walk; Two-year-old Princess Rilee Karpoff with Bryan Karpoff and Katie Seabrook as Woody and Jessie during the costume crawl in Port Hardy; The grand finale of the Halloween fireworks show commences in Port McNeill; Port Hardy firefighters keep an eye on the bonfire at Storey’s Beach as Robert Johnsen prepares the fireworks show; A packed house at the Gazette during the Market Street costume crawl in Port Hardy. J.R. Rardon, A O’Toole, Sandy Grenier


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Visitors off the leash at new vet’s Gazette staff Dr. Michael Paul let visitors off the leash and gave a full behindthe-scenes tour at the grand opening for the new North Island Veterinary Hospital. The well-attended event allowed pet owners on the North Island a rare peek at the inner workings of the veterinary office. The new premises are adjacent to the former veterinary office, and staff have been making the transition to the new, purpose-built facility for several months prior to last weekend’s grand opening. Dr. Paul explained some of the advantages of the new building, where every detail seems to have been taken into consideration. From abundant natural light for the fourlegged patients, to positive and negative air pressure systems to control airflow, germs and smells, to mylarcoated, sound-reducing roof tiles, the purposebuilt hospital has every conceivable convenience.

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Making a difference in our daily lives Dr. Paul describes some of the features of the new veterinary hospital on a tour of the facility. The hospital held a grand opening this weekend. A O’Toole Dr. Paul, who was hospital’s digital x-ray responsible for the machine, which reduces design, explained that the time for a film from throughout the process fifteen minutes to eight of the design he would seconds, and allows the wake up at night with image to be manipulated or emailed to a ideas for the hospital. He explained that consultant instantly. Despite all the many of the tools they Dr. have at hand in the new improvements, building were available Paul still highlighted from... in the previous hospital, one thing as the most With complimentary hot breakfast buffet. but the new building important: the staff. “At the end of the day was much more spaDOWNTOWN CAMPBELL RIVER cious and enjoyable to it’s the staff that make this place work. The work in. 250-287-7155 1-800-663-1144 There are several building just makes it ~ Restaurant Open Daily ~ equipment improve- easier for them to do ments too, notably the their job,” he said.

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Memorial ribbon unveiled OTTAWA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, along with the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada, announced today the creation of the Memorial Ribbon. The Memorial Ribbon will be offered to close family and friends of deceased Canadian Forces (CF) members as a memento of personal loss and sacrifice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Government has enormous respect for the men and women who have made sacrifices in service of their country. The introduction of the Memorial Ribbon reflects our Governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desire to provide a small token of remembrance to those close to our military members who passed away while in service of Canada,â&#x20AC;? said Minister MacKay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Government of Canada is determined to do everything it can

In Flanders Fields By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Memorial Ribbon is a profound demonstration of our care and concern for Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s military families. ... This is a fitting complement to the Memorial Cross. It reflects how deeply loved and dearly missed our fallen heroes are.â&#x20AC;?

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.

Min. Steven Blaney to support Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heroes and their families. With the new Memorial Ribbon, our Governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ensuring that those who are not usually designated as potential recipients of the Memorial Cross will be able to honour their loved ones by wearing this Ribbon with pride.â&#x20AC;? Memorial Ribbons may be issued in commemoration of every CF member whose

The Town of Port McNeill would like to show our support and thank all our veterans and troops everywhere.. Please stop and take time to honour Remembrance Day.

death is attributed to injury or illness sustained on or after October 1, 1947, due to military service. This date coincides with the first date inscribed in Veterans Affairs Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seventh Book of Remembrance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Memorial Ribbon is a profound demonstration of our care and concern for Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s military families â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not just the men and women who bravely serve our country, but their families and other loved ones who have sacrificed so much for us,â&#x20AC;? said Minister Blaney. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a fitting complement to the Memorial Cross. It reflects how deeply loved and dearly missed our fallen heroes are.â&#x20AC;? The Memorial Ribbon

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will now be part of the Memorial Package, which currently includes the Memorial Cross, the Memorial Scroll, the Memorial Bar, the Sacrifice Medal, and inscription in the Seventh Book of Remembrance. For those eligible recipients whose beneficiaries have previously received the Memorial Package without the Memorial Ribbon, the ribbons will be sent separately to the executor of the estate upon written request. The Department of National Defenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Directorate of Honours and Recognition is the Cam Brady of the Hyde Creek Volunteer Fire Department lays a wreath during last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Remembrance J.R. Rardon file photo office responsible for Day ceremonies in Port McNeill. the administration of the Memorial Ribbon, Remembrance Day commemorations on North Vancouver Island which will be available Port McNeill Port Hardy Port Alice Alert Bay in early 2013. Those wishing to march in the parade There will be no march from the liquor Muster at the arena at 10:30 a.m. for Meet at the Legion Hall at 10:30 a.m. for service, address and laying of wreaths. parade to the Legion Hall and ceremony store parking lot. Instead, participants are must be at the Legion Hall by 10 a.m. asked to assemble at the Carrot Park ceno- Parade leaves at 10:38 for the cenotaph Free lunch and desserts provided by the including laying of wreaths. Following ceremony, lunch will be on taph for wreath-laying and commemora- and wreath-laying ceremony. Free hot dogs Legion Auxiliary. Event includes appearance by the North offer in the Hall, including free hot dogs tion ceremony. Lunch and fellowship at and cocoa for kids at NISS and lunch for adults at the Legion Hall afterward. Legion Hall after ceremony. and ice cream for kids. Island 101 Squadron.

(by Arthur Stringer, 1874-1950) From hill to hill he harried me; He stalked me day and night; He neither knew nor hated me; Nor his nor mine the ďŹ ght. He killed the man who stood by me; For such they made his law; Then foot by foot I fought to him, Who neither knew nor saw.

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I trained my riďŹ&#x201A;e on his heart; He leapt up in the air. The screaming ball tore through his breast, And lay embedded there. Lay hot embedded there, and yet Hissed home oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;er hill and sea Straight to the aching heart of one Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;d wronged not mine nor me? Something to think about NOV. 11, Lest we forget. Why all the production of mass destruction weapons still? Where are the churches world-wide? Isaiah 2/4

This year due to a lack of able bodied Royal Canadian Legion Port Hardy members we have decided to hold an assembly at the Cenotaph instead of our usual march from the shopping centre to the Cenotaph.

The District of Port Hardy recognizes the important contributions made by our veterans and the troops currently serving in the Canadian Military. Please take part in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Remembrance Day ceremonies on Sunday, November 11, at 10am at Carrot Park.

District of Port Hardy

Usual service and wreath laying will take place at the Cenotaph at 11am. Residents wishing to commemorate Remembrance Day or to lay a wreath are asked to meet at the Cenotaph at 10:50am on November 11. Royal Canadian Legion Port Hardy

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We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved, and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch, be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.


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Memorial ribbon unveiled OTTAWA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, along with the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada, announced today the creation of the Memorial Ribbon. The Memorial Ribbon will be offered to close family and friends of deceased Canadian Forces (CF) members as a memento of personal loss and sacrifice. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Government has enormous respect for the men and women who have made sacrifices in service of their country. The introduction of the Memorial Ribbon reflects our Governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desire to provide a small token of remembrance to those close to our military members who passed away while in service of Canada,â&#x20AC;? said Minister MacKay. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Government of Canada is determined to do everything it can

In Flanders Fields By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Memorial Ribbon is a profound demonstration of our care and concern for Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s military families. ... This is a fitting complement to the Memorial Cross. It reflects how deeply loved and dearly missed our fallen heroes are.â&#x20AC;?

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.

Min. Steven Blaney to support Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heroes and their families. With the new Memorial Ribbon, our Governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ensuring that those who are not usually designated as potential recipients of the Memorial Cross will be able to honour their loved ones by wearing this Ribbon with pride.â&#x20AC;? Memorial Ribbons may be issued in commemoration of every CF member whose

The Town of Port McNeill would like to show our support and thank all our veterans and troops everywhere.. Please stop and take time to honour Remembrance Day.

death is attributed to injury or illness sustained on or after October 1, 1947, due to military service. This date coincides with the first date inscribed in Veterans Affairs Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Seventh Book of Remembrance. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Memorial Ribbon is a profound demonstration of our care and concern for Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s military families â&#x20AC;&#x201D; not just the men and women who bravely serve our country, but their families and other loved ones who have sacrificed so much for us,â&#x20AC;? said Minister Blaney. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a fitting complement to the Memorial Cross. It reflects how deeply loved and dearly missed our fallen heroes are.â&#x20AC;? The Memorial Ribbon

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will now be part of the Memorial Package, which currently includes the Memorial Cross, the Memorial Scroll, the Memorial Bar, the Sacrifice Medal, and inscription in the Seventh Book of Remembrance. For those eligible recipients whose beneficiaries have previously received the Memorial Package without the Memorial Ribbon, the ribbons will be sent separately to the executor of the estate upon written request. The Department of National Defenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Directorate of Honours and Recognition is the Cam Brady of the Hyde Creek Volunteer Fire Department lays a wreath during last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Remembrance J.R. Rardon file photo office responsible for Day ceremonies in Port McNeill. the administration of the Memorial Ribbon, Remembrance Day commemorations on North Vancouver Island which will be available Port McNeill Port Hardy Port Alice Alert Bay in early 2013. Those wishing to march in the parade There will be no march from the liquor Muster at the arena at 10:30 a.m. for Meet at the Legion Hall at 10:30 a.m. for service, address and laying of wreaths. parade to the Legion Hall and ceremony store parking lot. Instead, participants are must be at the Legion Hall by 10 a.m. asked to assemble at the Carrot Park ceno- Parade leaves at 10:38 for the cenotaph Free lunch and desserts provided by the including laying of wreaths. Following ceremony, lunch will be on taph for wreath-laying and commemora- and wreath-laying ceremony. Free hot dogs Legion Auxiliary. Event includes appearance by the North offer in the Hall, including free hot dogs tion ceremony. Lunch and fellowship at and cocoa for kids at NISS and lunch for adults at the Legion Hall afterward. Legion Hall after ceremony. and ice cream for kids. Island 101 Squadron.

(by Arthur Stringer, 1874-1950) From hill to hill he harried me; He stalked me day and night; He neither knew nor hated me; Nor his nor mine the ďŹ ght. He killed the man who stood by me; For such they made his law; Then foot by foot I fought to him, Who neither knew nor saw.

Wilhelm Waldstein

I trained my riďŹ&#x201A;e on his heart; He leapt up in the air. The screaming ball tore through his breast, And lay embedded there. Lay hot embedded there, and yet Hissed home oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;er hill and sea Straight to the aching heart of one Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2DC;d wronged not mine nor me? Something to think about NOV. 11, Lest we forget. Why all the production of mass destruction weapons still? Where are the churches world-wide? Isaiah 2/4

This year due to a lack of able bodied Royal Canadian Legion Port Hardy members we have decided to hold an assembly at the Cenotaph instead of our usual march from the shopping centre to the Cenotaph.

The District of Port Hardy recognizes the important contributions made by our veterans and the troops currently serving in the Canadian Military. Please take part in this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Remembrance Day ceremonies on Sunday, November 11, at 10am at Carrot Park.

District of Port Hardy

Usual service and wreath laying will take place at the Cenotaph at 11am. Residents wishing to commemorate Remembrance Day or to lay a wreath are asked to meet at the Cenotaph at 10:50am on November 11. Royal Canadian Legion Port Hardy

In memory of those who gave their lives so that we may live in peace 1-866-387-5100 CLAIRETREVENAMLA LEGBCCAsWWWCLAIRETREVENACA

Claire Trevena MLA North Island

We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved, and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch, be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.


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Enbridge not B.C.’s only risky project Enbridge has had 800 oil leaks, releasing 170,000 barrels of oil since 1999. But this isn’t just an Enbridge issue, it is an industry issue. In 2010 in Alberta, the oil industry had a average of nearly two pipeline failures/day, spilling 9,350 litres. This summer alone there have been three major leaks in Alberta: •1. Enbridge — 230,000 litres spilled onto farmland from the Athabasca Pipeline; •2. Pace Oil and Gas Ltd — 800,000 litres spilled onto muskeg (unknown how long it had been leaking, discovered by plane); and, •3. Plains Mainstream — 475,000 litres spilled into the Red River. And this same industry that wants to build the Northern Gateway Pipeline through some of B.C.’s most pristine wilderness and over 800 water-course crossings. Oh, and Enbridge states its ability to detect leaks along the route won’t be known until it’s built. This is a disaster

waiting to happen and it shouldn’t be built. From the political spectrum we have the Alberta Premier Alison Redford stating spills aren’t the norm. With all the spills, it appears it is the norm. And then comes Darin Barter, spokesperson for the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board: “I know our pipelines at this point, we consider to be adequate,” he says, talking about the proverbial ostrichwith-its-head-in-thesand syndrome. And in B.C., beware the non committal offerings by both parties. It appears Christy’s focus is strictly financial, even though she’s has it on the bottom of her list and the environment number one. Give it a rest Christy, you’re as transparent as Gordo was about the HST. Adrian Dix was adamant in opposition to the pipeline, but then he changed his tune to making the process go through another taxfunded environmental assessment. Gee,

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Our Backyard with Lawrence Woodall another panel of nonexpert experts. B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake at the Prince George hearings stated he was clearly concerned about incomplete responses from Enbridge experts and their non commitment to detection systems. This alone should give us pause. And Mr. Lake’s concerns are further validated by the Enbridge Kalamazoo River spill of millions of litres of oil in 2010. Last month, Enbridge told its investors that the Kalamazoo River was cleaner than before the spill, and within hours the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered cleanup in

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three locations (5.5 miles)., Oil buildup was so bad that it was generating an oil sheen and oil globules that were in danger of spreading. Yet there is oil contamination in another 32 miles of the Kalamazoo, which officials say dredging is necessary to remove, though it would cause more damage to recover the oil. Could you imagine this scenario

on B.C. spawning grounds? As environmentalists and B.C. citizens (57% of whom oppose the Northern Gateway Pipeline according to a Angus Reid poll) battle against the proposed Enbridge pipeline, it may be a battle that is already lost. The protest in Victoria focusing on tanker traffic with the 230-metre banner representing a tanker

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No mere scraps raised by crafters Gazette staff PORT McNEILL—Nearly 50 women and youths turned out Saturday for the 5th annual Create for a Cause scrapbooking and papercrafting event, and brought in large donations of food, toys and cash. “We did a silent auction and the money from that is still trickling in,” said event founder Lauren Martineau. “But it will definitely be over $1,000.” Create for a Cause is jointly hosted by the Port Hardy and Port McNeill Baptist churches, and was held this year in Port McNeill for the first time. Martineau said some past participants from Port Hardy were not able to attend, but those absences were more than made up for by new crafters who attended. Organizers also raised money selling soup and buns to participants in the daylong event.

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Participants in a youth scrapbooking class look on as Carmen and Karina Cann demonstrate the use of a die-stamping machine during Saturday’s 5th Annual Create for a Cause at Port McNeill Baptist Church. At right, nearly a dozen women take part in an J.R. Rardon ornament-making class.

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Forest future forum fires up

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Gazette staff PORT McNEILL— The Healthy ForestsHealthy Communities Initiative will pick up later this month where it left off last fall where local residents are invited to take part in a community dia-

logue on the future of forestry on Northern Vancouver Island. The forum will be held Thurs., Nov. 22, from 7-9 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 281 Hall in Port McNeill. The input provided

in the 2011 dialogue, which explored the possible outlook for local forestry in the year 2050, has been incorporated into a draft report outlining strategic recommendations that communities feel are important for

nity for discussion on local forestry issues. Guest speaker Terry Basso, RPF, of Probyn Log Ltd., will also deliver a presentation on diversification. Join B.C. forestry professionals, First Nations, community

the ongoing sustainability of our forests and communities. This month’s followup session will share the outcomes from all the community meetings and expert workshops to date and provide another opportu-

leaders, conservationists, academics, and forest practitioners to discuss the long-term health of BC forests. The forum gives an opportunity to voice your opinion on the future needs of B.C.’s forests.

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on deck Tell us about items of interest to the sports community. November 8 Indoor soccer Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Friendship Tournament, grades 5-6, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Halftime entertainment, concession, prizes. November 9 Indoor soccer Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Friendship Tournament, grade 7, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Halftime entertainment, concession, prizes. Men’s hockey A League: Warriors at Islanders, 8 p.m., Port Alice; Mustangs at Bulls, 9:15 p.m., Port Hardy. November 9-11 Minor hockey Port Hardy Minor Hockey Association atom tournament. Concession, raffle prize table, 50/50 draws. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. November 11 Men’s hockey A League: Warriors at Mustangs, 5:30 p.m., Port McNeill. B League: Whalers vs. Oilers, 8:45 p.m., Port Hardy. November 16-18 Minor Hockey Port McNeill Minor Hockey bantam tournament, Chilton Regional Arena. Concession, raffle prize table, 50/50 draws. Volleyball Quatsino Elders fundraiser tournament, Quatsino Hall. Game schedule to be announced. November 17 Rep hockey North Island Eagles midgets host Saanich, 2:15 p.m., Port Alice; Eagles peewees host Oceanside, 2:30 p.m., Port Hardy. Men’s hockey 2nd Annual Bob Bailey Memorial hockey game, 7 p.m., Port Alice Arena. All proceeds to Port Alice Minor Hockey.

Whalers win Wild tourney in a thriller Gazette staff PORT HARDY— The Courtenay Whalers took the top spot in the Port Hardy Wild women’s hockey tournament this weekend by the closest of margins, after a thrilling final against the Port Hardy Juiceheads needed a shootout to divide the teams. In all, six teams took to the ice over the weekend, with the Wild and the Juiceheads on home ice, Downpour and Ice Storm from Port McNeill, Black Ice from Nanaimo, and the Whalers, who traveled from Courtenay for the tournament. The teams each played three games over Friday and Saturday to determine places for Sunday’s playoff games. The early game on Sunday pitted the two Port McNeill teams against each other to determine fifth and sixth standings with Downpour coming out victorious, 7-2. Hosts Wild had a rematch with Black Ice to decide third after beating the Nanaimo team during Saturday’s group matches. Black Ice got revenge in the rematch, convincingly beating the hosts to take third place. The final was a much closer affair, with the Juiceheads and Whalers facing off after both teams went unbeaten in the group stage. The first period ended scoreless with the Juiceheads having long periods of pressure in front of the Black

Above; Rosie Dugas of the Port Hardy Wild sees her shot hit the pads of Nancy Shields in the Wild's game against the Courtenay Whalers. Top; Jamie Demoe of the Port Hardy Juiceheads clears the puck after a shot by the Whalers' A O'Toole Lynn Slaby (14) rattled both posts.

Ice goal. The Nanaimo team were able to soak it up however, and looked dangerous on the counter. By a minute into the second period it seemed clear that both coaches had instructed their teams to be more assertive on the ice, with each team picking up a penalty in the early stages. The period continued in a similar vein to the first, Juiceheads setting up camp in Black Ice’s zone and the Nanaimo team quick on the break. Black Ice were able

to exert more of their own pressure as the period went on, but both keepers performed heroics to keep the game scoreless, stopping multiple one-on-one chances and soaking up periods of pressure. The game got its first score with four minutes left on the clock in the second. The Juiceheads’ Shelby Schnurr was called for goalie interference and took a seat in the penalty box with 4:20 on the clock. The short-handed

Juiceheads pushed forward again on the restart and a shot from Emily Heavenor found the back of the net off of Terri McLaughlin’s pass to put the crowd on their feet and the home team ahead. The home side continued to press as they returned to full strength, but Black Ice were able to level the score with a minute left on the clock. Lynn Slaby broke with the puck from her own blue line ahead of the chasing Juiceheads’ defence and slotted the puck past Sarah

Case to even the score. The third period was unable to separate the teams, with both sides controlling the puck to create chances, but a combination of great goalkeeping and, on occasion, luck kept the scores the same. Black Ice came closest to scoring when Slaby’s shot beat Case only to hit the post, cross the goal line behind Case’s skates, hit the other upright and come back into play. With nothing separating the sides after normal play, a five-minute overtime was put on the scoreboard. If it had been a little longer the Juiceheads may well have won as the overtime was all one way, the puck barely leaving the Black Ice zone. As it was, the Nanaimo side were able to hold out for a shootout, where again the goalies made their presences felt. Case saved the first attempt from the Black Ice’s Slaby, before her opposite number, Nancy Shields stopped Heavenor’s effort. The next round both teams scored, then both keepers saved on the third round. The fourth proved the decider as the Black Ice’s Tamara Berger scored before Shields stopped Kelly McLaughlin’s effort for the home side. Both sides got a welldeserved ovation after a hard-fought finale.


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Sports & Recreation

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tri McNeill puts on novice hockey show club starts up Gazette staff The Tri-Port MultiSport Club has begun training for the 2012-13 triathlon season and is welcoming both adults and youth to workouts at various locations in Port Hardy. Each Monday is devoted to a walk-jogrun, beginning with assembly at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Centre. Each Thursday is swim night at Port Hardy Pool from 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $35 per person for 10 sessions, or pay $7 for individual drop-in sessions. The swim will be proceeded by a run from 5:15-6 p.m. (meet at the Civic Centre to start). Each Sunday, bicycle spinning sessions are available beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Funtastic Gymnastics & Trampoline Centre in Storeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach. A 10-session punch pass is $65, and also allows use of the weight room. Those seeking additional info or interested in providing workout ideas may contact Scott Harris at morhar18@ hotmail.com. Port Hardy atom tournament The Port Hardy Minor Hockey Association will host its annual atom hockey tournament Saturday and Sunday at Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena. Games will be played Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring teams from Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Campbell River and Nanaimo. Each team will wrap up the round-robin portion of play beginning at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, with playoffs to be contested beginning at 11:15 a.m. Amenities include a raffle prize table, 50/50 draws and a puck toss Saturday at 4:15 p.m., and the concession will be open throughout.

Port Hardy novice Rory Sinden steels himself to block a shot headed toward goalie Dawson Lamothe Sunday during the Port McNeill Minor Hockey tournament at Chilton Regional Arena. J.R. Rardon

Gazette staff PORT McNEILLâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;It was a small tournament with big entertainment value. The annual Port McNeill Minor Hockey Association novice tournament drew just five teams to Chilton Regional Arena last weekend. But the clubs from Port McNeill, Port Hardy, Port Alice and Campbell River put on a show for fans while generating muchneeded assistance to the association through popular raffle table prizes, 50/50 draws and a puck toss. Players were also treated to the classic family hockey movie, The Mighty Ducks, Saturday night at Gate House Theatre. The novice-level tourney did not include a playoff round; each team played the other

Ethan Hunt of the Port McNeill Snipers eludes the defence of Port Alice's Zach Spafford during their game in the Port McNeill novice tournament.

four in a round-robin format. But the Port McNeill Snipers, one of two teams fielded by the local club, ran the table with four impressive wins to take home unofficial top honours. Port Alice skater Tyler Roper had a nota-

ble tourney, scoring 27 goals in three games. He scored all nine of his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s goals in a 13-9 loss to the Port McNeill Legends and a 16-9 loss to Campbell

River, and added another nine goals in a 10-5 win over Port Hardy. In his teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other game he played goalie. Tourney results at northislandgazette.com.

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Eagles Atoms settle for 4-4 draw J.R. Rardon Gazette editor PORT ALICE—A strong start and strong goaltending by Kayden Jones slipped away in the final minutes Saturday as the North Island Eagles atom development hockey team settled for a 4-4 tie with Nanaimo in their final tieringround game before beginning regular-season play. “It feels like a loss,” Eagles coach Marty Gage said after the atoms were unable to hold a 4-1 lead with 6:34 left to play. The visiting Clippers outshot the Eagles (8-31) by a substantial margin, but were stymied by Jones, who carried a shutout into the final 10 minutes and who was named player of the game. Ryan Patterson’s

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North Island Eagles atom development makes the save on a breakaway shot by Saturday in Port Alice. point-blank shot off Beekman’s point shot a Rhys Dutcyvich at 3:13 of the second. The North Islanders rebound staked the atoms to a 1-0 lead at were able to hold play 5:44 of the opening in the Nanaimo zone period, and Mathew for long stretches, but Saunders made it 2-0 the Clippers employed with a similar rebound a solid backcheck to goal off Tynan Klein- keep the hosts from

That resulted in several breakaways and odd-man rushes and, after Jones made solid saves on several of them, the Clippers finally broke through and crept within 2-1 on a breakaway goal by Nolan Ross with 9:32 remaining. The Eagles took the ensuing face-off, carried it deep into the Nanaimo end and made it 3-1 eight seconds later when Patterson kept his own rebound alive with several shots before finally punching goalie Kayden Jones it home. Nanaimo's Noah East And the hosts seemed J.R. Rardon to have things well in sending a volume of hand when, less than two minutes later, shots on net. And when the visi- Dutcyvich scored to tors did escape their make it 4-1 with 7:34 zone, they often caught left. But Nanaimo scored the Eagles defenders out of position and left three straight goals the forwards chasing over the final 6:34 to force the tie. the play from behind.

B.C. Coastal Ferries Consultation and Engagement October 29 to December 21, 2012 The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is inviting the public and communities to participate in the B.C. Coastal Ferries Consultation and Engagement.

Midgets come up short on road Gazette staff A shorthanded North Island Eagles midget hockey team came up just short of a pair of wins in a South Island road trip to kick off the Vancouver Island Hockey League regular season last week. On Oct. 27, the Eagles suited 11 skaters and played to a 4-4 tie at Sooke, with Eric Kennelly scoring all four goals. The following day in Victoria the Eagles skated against the host Hawks in what Bell termed the best-officiated game he had ever seen in Island play. Victoria was assessed just one penalty and the North Islanders two minors. Unfortunately, that second penalty resulted in a Victoria power-play goal at 12:54 of the final period that snapped a 4-4 tie and secured a 5-4 win by the hosts. Kennelly added another goal in loss, Chad Bell scored a pair and Thomas Coon added a tally. Malcolm Brown had a pair of assists.

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Offers include freight and air tax of $1,650 but exclude variable charges of license, fuel fill charge, insurance, dealer PDI (if applicable), registration, PPSA, administration fees and charges, any environmental charges or fees, and all applicable taxes. Additional payments required for PPSA, registration, security deposit, NSF fees (where applicable), excess wear and tear, and late fees. Some conditions and mileage restrictions of 80,000 km over 48 months apply. A charge of 16 cents per km over mileage restrictions applies, plus applicable taxes. ‡‡Receive a winter safety package which includes: four (4) winter tires, four (4) steel rims (2012 Escape receives alloy wheels), and four (4) tire pressure monitoring sensors when you purchase or lease any new 2012/2013 Ford Fiesta, Focus (excluding BEV & ST), Fusion (excluding HEV), Escape, Edge (excluding Sport) or Explorer on or before November 30/12. This offer is not applicable to any Fleet (other than small fleets with an eligible FIN) or Government customers and not combinable with CPA, GPC, CFIP or Daily Rental Allowances. Some conditions apply. See Dealer for details. Vehicle handling characteristics, tire load index and speed rating may not be the same as factory supplied all-season tires. Winter tires are meant to be operated during winter conditions and may require a higher cold inflation pressure than all-season tires. 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Qualifying customers will receive $1,000 (the “Incentive”) towards the purchase or lease of the Eligible Vehicle, which must be delivered and/or factory-ordered from your participating Ford dealer during the Program Period. Limit one (1) Incentive per Eligible Vehicle sale, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales if valid proof is provided that the customer is the owner/lessee of two (2) separate Qualifying Conquest/Loyalty Models. Each customer will be required to provide proof of ownership/registration of the applicable Qualifying Conquest/Loyalty Model and the ownership/registration address must match the address on the new Buyer’s Agreement or Lease Agreement for the Eligible Vehicle sale. Offer is transferable only to persons living in the same household as the eligible customer. This offer is subject to vehicle availability and may be cancelled at any time without notice. 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NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Port Hardy meets on Mondays at 7:30pm & Fridays at 8pm. Located at Upper Island Public Health Unit on Gray St. (rear entrance), Port Hardy, B.C. For more information call 1877-379-6652.

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Royal Canadian Legion in Alert Bay Sunday, Nov. 18 1-5pm LEGALS

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Dean Channel Forest Products Ltd. Forest Stewardship Plan

PUBLIC VIEWING Notice is hereby given that Dean Channel Forest Product Ltd. will hold a public viewing and invites written comments on the proposed Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) for Timber License T00614 and T0633. Geographic areas covered by the FSP include the following Forest Development Units: Labouchere (FDU 1) and Lower Kimsquit (FDU 2), located in the North Island-Central Coast Resource District. The FSP plan proposes result and/or strategies for objectives set by government as speciďŹ ed in the Forest Planning and Practices Regulation and enabled by the Forest and Range Practices Act. The plan also includes stocking standards related to the establishment of free growing stands of timber and measures to prevent the spread of invasive plants as they relate to forest practices. The plan is available for review and written comment for a period of 60 days starting on the date this advertisement is ďŹ rst published. It is also available for review by resource agencies. Following the 60 day review and comment period the plan will be submitted to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations for approval. All written comments received will be included in the ďŹ nal submission. The FSP will be made available during normal business hours from 8:30 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday at the following location: Dean Channel Forest Products Ltd., Head OfďŹ ce, 1210-1111 Melville Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6E 3V6 To ensure a company representative is available to discuss the plan and receive comments or to arrange a meeting in an alternative location, interested parties should contact David Marquis, RPF at (604) 740-0603 or dmarquis@aatrading. com. Written comments should be clearly labeled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dean Channel Forest Stewardship Planâ&#x20AC;? and addressed to: David Marquis, R.P.F., Manager, Planning & Forestry.

BOOKING STILL avail for Christmas Showcase of Arts & Crafts. Sat. Dec 1st. 11am4pm. Port McNeill Community Hall & Rec Centre. FMI call 250-956-3673 or email marcanne@telus.net or phinton@live.ca

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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.

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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 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone welcomeâ&#x20AC;? 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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LOG HAUL Contractors wanted. Contractor Log Trucks and Drivers wanted immediately to haul into Spray Lake Sawmills, Cochrane, Alberta. Contact Gil 403-333-5355 or Rob 403851-3388. Email: woodlands@ spraylakesawmills.com

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North Island Church Services NORTH ISLAND CATHOLIC CHURCHES Sunday Masses St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Port McNeill: 9am St. Bonaventure Port Hardy: 11am St. Theresaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Programs & Adult Bible Studies are scheduled throughout the year. For information contact Pastor Dave Purdy â&#x20AC;˘ 250-956-4737 11/12

LIGHTHOUSE RESOURCE CENTRE â&#x20AC;˘ Chaplain Services â&#x20AC;˘ Bible Studies â&#x20AC;˘ Spiritual Counselling â&#x20AC;˘ Weekly AA Groups (8635 Granville St. Port Hardy) 250-949-8125

PORT ALICE ANGLICANUNITED FELLOWSHIP 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

GWAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;SALA-â&#x20AC;&#x2122;NAKWAXDAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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


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EXPERIENCED PARTS Person for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full beneďŹ ts 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: hr@sapphireinc.net

HELP WANTED An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator 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. CLEARWATER OILFIELD Services requires Class 1 or 3 Vacuum Truck Drivers for the Rocky Mountain House, Alberta area. Local work. No day rating. Full beneďŹ ts after 6 months. Fax 403-844-9324.

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HELP WANTED HOOKTENDER NEEDED Quatsino Forestry Company Ltd. is looking for an experienced hooktender. Quatsino Forestry Company Ltd. is a contractor to WFP and includes a crew of 5 people. Please apply to manager@qfnedc.ca or send your resume before November 9th to 322 Quattishe Rd. Coal Harbour BC V0N 1K0, ATT: Irene Paterson. Preferences will be given to Quatsino First Nations members. NI SPORTSMAN Steak & Pizza Restaurant in Port McNeill is seeking experienced servers. Please apply in person. Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Scheduled Days Off. Call Lloyd 780-723-5051 THE LEMARE GROUP is accepting resumes for the following positions: â&#x20AC;˘Coastal CertiďŹ ed Hand Fallers-Camp Positions Avail. â&#x20AC;˘Coastal CertiďŹ ed Bull Buckers - Includes vehicle/accommodations â&#x20AC;˘Road Grader Operator (Excavator experience an asset) â&#x20AC;˘Off Highway Logging Truck Drivers (PaciďŹ c) â&#x20AC;˘Grapple Yarder Operators â&#x20AC;˘Hooktenders â&#x20AC;˘Chasers â&#x20AC;˘Line Machine Operator â&#x20AC;˘Heavy Duty Mechanics Fulltime camp with union rates/beneďŹ ts. Please send resumes by fax to 250-956-4888 or email to ofďŹ ce@lemare.ca.

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Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Mill & Timber Products Ltd., of Port Hardy, BC, intends to make application to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNR), North Island â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Central Coast Resource District for a Licence of Occupation - Log Handling File # 1414020 situated on Provincial Crown land located at Macgowan Bay, at Drury Inlet. For more information or to make written comments, please contact Ryszard Mycek of Mill & Timber Products at 250 949-6642 Ext. 30 or ryszardmycek@apgroup.ca or Kathryn Howard, Ministry of FLNRO, North Island â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Central Coast Resource District, PO Box 7000 Port McNeill BC, V0N 2R0 or email to kathryn.howard@gov.bc.ca . The public review period will extend for 30 days from November 1, 2012, ending on November 30, 2012. Ministry of Natural Resource Operations may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Comments can also be posted at: http://www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index. jsp?PrimaryStatus=pending Please be sure to cite the Applicantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s name and the location of the proposed activity for reference. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at the FLNRO office.

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7175 HIGHLAND Dr. Port Hardy. 2520 sq ft 4bdr home. 2 landscaped lots joined. 2dr garage. Walkout basement/suite. 250-949-8922 or www.island.net/~ďŹ shnet. OCEAN VIEW Home for Sale Port McNeill, BC $246,000 2135 Haddington 250-9490545 Open concept, kitchen has an 8 foot island, 3 bedrooms up, large family room or 4th bedroom down with 3 piece bathroom. Huge Master bedroom with exterior door to deck and hot tub. Large private yard with covered deck and built in BBQ. Main ďŹ&#x201A;oor laundry. Extra large garage/workshop 35 x 24, heated with two door openers. Call for more information or tour. l_walton@telus.net For interior photos: Usednorthisland.com search Port McNeill House for Sale. PORT HARDY Woodgrove Gardens; 2 bdrms, fully furnished with brand new furniture, laundry, dishwasher, fridge & stove. Laminate ďŹ&#x201A;ooring, new paint, new kitchen & new blinds. Close to all amenities. Asking $46,000 furnished, $40,000 unfurnished. Call Jason @ 250-949-1125.

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Temporary Wagalus Language/Cultural Teacher Short term Location: Wagalus School and Kwigwis Daycare Hours of Work: 20 hours per week Please contact Karen Aoki for complete posting.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 REAL ESTATE

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RENTALS

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ROOMS FOR RENT

HYDE CREEK, 11 1/2 acres for sale, located, 10 KM south of Port McNeill, potential subdivision. Roads and electric on 2 sides. Slight slope with southern exposure and a bit of ocean view. Price $249,000. Phone 250-741-4082 or evenings 250-753-1578.

TWO OCEANS IN COAL HARBOUR

ROOMMATE WANTED in Port Hardy. Oceanfront. $450/mth. Pets welcome. 250230-6582.

Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $378,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387 smartytwo@hotmail.com PORT MCNEILL, 5 bdrm, 2668 sq ft, water view, carport, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; shop, boat shed, F/P, new roof, deck, cul-de-sac, $240,000 obo (Reduced Now). Call (250)956-4547.

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MOBILE HOMES & PARKS MOBILE HOME for sale in Port McNeill. Roomy with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a large addition. Priced to sell at $14,500. email thethorntons@shaw.ca for details

Large fully furnished 2 bdrm Apt, all apartments include F/S, W/D, pots and pans, towels and linens. Clean, comfy, quiet, renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d, repainted and upgraded. Rural setting overlooking harbour. Satellite TV channels included ($90 value). Available Now. $750 inclds hydro or $550 + hydro with a 1 year lease. 1-250-949-8855 email: info@twoceans.com

PETS WELCOME - Quiet 2 bdrm apt near Airport. Private Parking. Small backyard. Ref. Req. Call 250-949-7189. PORT HARDY Airport Rd 2 bdrms, clean, quiet. NS. Refs. $525.Avail now.250-949-6319.

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CARS 2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 ďŹ rm. 250-755-5191.

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2002-FORD EXPLORER XLS. Runs excellent. 157,000 kms. Reduced to sell $4,999 OBO. 250-287-2009. Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

1996 JIMMY 4x4 New battery & brakes. Runs well. Located in Port Hardy. $2500 obo. Call Bev 250-949-9458.

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NIMPKISH HEIGHTS 2 bdr, 2bth house (appx 950 sq ft) on 2 acres in a quiet country setting. Washer/Dryer New kitchen appliances. Small storage shed. New roof and water tank. Hydro and Sat included. Pets welcome. N/S preferred. Security deposit $200 and $900/mth. To view call 250-956-4403 after 5pm on weekdays and 10am on weekends. PORT HARDY Storeys Beach executive home avail now. 3 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath, hot tube, ďŹ re pit, fenced yard, w/d, credit report and references required. $1400/mo. Call 250-949-7079.

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PORT HARDY Highland Manor â&#x20AC;˘Bachelor â&#x20AC;˘1 bdrms furnished or unfurnished On the 4th ďŹ&#x201A;oor Move in incentive on approval References Call Jason 250-949-0192

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PORT HARDY Lrg. 3 bdr ocean view apt. 11/2 bath. Fridge, stove, w/d/ New laminate ďŹ&#x201A;ooring. Short walk to hospital and shopping. N/S, N/P. Includes heat and hot water. $850/mth. Avail now. Ref. required. Call 250-339-3418.

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In Midweek... Port Hardy Toastmasters are back in business thanks to new president Brian Scott, far left, and is welcoming new members. See story in this weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Midweek. Photo submitted

Carriers of the Month

FOR SALE 8730 Seaview Port Hardy $369,000

Jorden & Kirsten Strussi Port Hardy Jorden & Kirsten, who share a route, successfully brought in the most new/renewal subscriptions for the month of October.

8785 Seaview Port Hardy $252,500

An amazing family & entertainment home. Some water views. 3 beds, 3 baths, lovely yard!

For their accomplishments they will receive a 2 CDs from ShopRite, 2 burgers and 2 drinks from A&W, 4 video rentals from Supreme Convenience and 2 gifts from the NI Gazette.

GAZETTE NORTH ISLAND

Corner lot. Fantastic family property. 2480 sq. ft, 4 beds, 3 baths, close to schools & shopping.

Shushartie Bay Port Hardy $339,000

235 Stephens Bay Pl. $79,000

52.9 acres at Shushartie Bay, surrounded by parkland. Ocean waterfront, water access only from Goletas Channel.

8530 sq. ft. lot with sun from morning â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;til night. Fantastic southern exposure to Holberg Inlet, road access from two sides.

Karin Moeller

250-949-6225

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Just for You In Loving Memory DENNIS JAMES WESTRUM August 27, 1940-November 10, 2002

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love Alwaysâ&#x20AC;? We thought of you with love today But that is nothing new We thought of you yesterday And the days before that too Our hearts still ache with sadness Our secret tears still ďŹ&#x201A;ow What it meant to lose you No one will ever know They say time heals all sorrows And helps us to forget But time has only shown us How much we miss you yet We hold you close within our hearts And there you will remain To walk with us throughout our lives Until we meet again

Huckleberry House Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Centre would like to thank the following for making our Fun Fair a huge success. Sunset Pac SD #85 Eagle View Pac Super Valu

Thank you!

IGA

The District of Port Hardy Emergency Operations Center and Emergency Social Services would like to thank the following people for their help and support during the recent Tsunami Emergency.

Craig Dmetrichuk Port McNeill families

Forever loved & Deeply missed Carol, Marv, Melody & family

For as little as $22â&#x20AC;Ś announcements You can place a thank you, happy birthday wish, happy anniversary wish or a wedding announcement in the Just for You section of the Gazette.

birthday wishes

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Call Lisa at 250-949-6225 or email sales@northislandgazette.com

happy anniversary

Courtesy of Island Foods you receive a free pop with every Just for You Placed in the Gazette!

GAZETTE NORTH ISLAND

Bob Hawkins - Emergency Management Coordinator Karla Broadfoot - Emergency Social Services, Gwaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sala-â&#x20AC;&#x2122;Nakwaxdaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;xw Dave & Andrae Ford - Port Hardy Lions Roy Chisholm - President Port Hardy Lions Shawn Gough and Pastor Kevin Martineau - Port Hardy Baptist Church

Ron Prasad - Esso Craig Ferguson - Overwaitea Ken Brook Anita Shurben N.I. Concert Society Avalon School Port Hardy Volunteer Fire Department

â&#x20AC;Śand everyone else who was there to help our community during the emergency.


ON NOW AT YOUR BC BUICK GMC DEALERS. GMC.GM.CA 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */â&#x20AC; â&#x20AC; Offers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Sierra Light Duty Crew Cab, Terrain SLE-1, based on a purchase price of $26,295, equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC Buick GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. Purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Financing Services/Ally Credit. 2.99% financing offered on new or demonstrator Terrain SLE-1 models for 84 months. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 2.99% APR, the monthly payment is $132 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $1,088, total obligation is $11,088. WBased on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. +The Best Buy seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. ^* For more information visit iihs.org/ratings. ^5 year/160,000 km (whichever comes first) Powertrain Component warranty. Conditions and limitations apply. Based on most recent published competitive data available for WardsAuto.com 2012 Large Pickup segmentation. See dealer for details. ÂĽÂĽ 2012 GMC Terrain FWD equipped with standard 2.4L ECOTECÂŽ I-4 engine. Comparison based on Natural Resources Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2012 Fuel Consumption Guide and Wardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Middle Cross/Utility Segment. Excludes other GM models. *â&#x20AC; Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Middle/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available, and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands. X$11,500/$3,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on the 2012 Sierra Light Duty Crew Cab/Terrain for retail customers only and are tax exclusive. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GMC dealer for details. â&#x20AC; *To qualify for GMCLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cash For Clunkers incentive, you must: (1) turn in a 2006 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured in your name for the last 3 months (2) turn in a 2006 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured under a small business name for the last 3 months. GMCL will provide eligible consumers with a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive) to be used towards the purchase/finance/lease of a new eligible 2012 or 2013 MY Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra, or Chevrolet Avalanche delivered between October 2, 2012 and January 2, 2013. Incentive ranges from $1500 to $3,000, depending on model purchased. Incentive may not be combined with certain other offers. By participating in the Cash For Clunkers program you will not be eligible for any trade-in value for your vehicle. See your participating GM dealer for additional program conditions and details. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate program in whole or in part at any time without notice.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Gazette staff PORT HARDYâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Vancouver Island Regional Library has a new tool available to help those hung up with homework. The VIRL eLibrary is up and running with a series of homework help databases designed to assist young students, teens and parents navigating a wide range of subjects. The sites are

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VIRL site offers new tools available at virl.bc.ca. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve added three great new Kids Homework Help databases that are current, accessible and fun to use,â&#x20AC;? says Indira Wick, Community Support Technician. Kids Search gives students from kindergarten to Grade 5 access to more than 76 popular childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s magazines. Kids InfoBits targets the research needs of this same age group. The easy navigation and interactive tools on PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Earth and Space make learning fun for children in preschool to Grade 3. Teens can check out Canada in Context, a multimedia database. Emerging green technologies, environmental issues and sustainability are covered in

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Public Health nurse Rebecca Olesen gives Jorden Strussi his flu shot while mom Karen provides support Monday at Family Place in Port Hardy. Times and locations of North Island flu clinics can be found on page 20. J.R.Rardon

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Turn your old gold & silver into money today! We buy GOLD coins, watches, dental & broken or unwanted jewelery. We buy SILVER flatware, teasets, bowls, coins & coin collections. We also buy old film cameras, pre-70’s guitars and militaria.

Thunderbird Mall 8950 Granville St, Port Hardy Friday, November 16 10am - 5pm Saturday, November 17 10am - 5pm EXTRA SHOW ADDED:

Port McNeill - Old School Sunday, November 18 10am - 5pm

SEE YOU THERE!

We specialize in Estate Buying and we also make housecalls:

1-250-886-4048 837 FORT STREET VICTORIA V8W 1H6 PH: 250-480-1543 We are 30 years in the trade.

ROMANOFF ESTATE BUYERS $1 per gram of gold will be donated to the Gazette Hamper Fund

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