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CUPE workers on strike at CNC today DELYNDA PILON

The CNC faculty association are honouring picket lines CUPE Local 4951 members have in place, meaning there will be no classes for students today. “All college courses, programs and services at all six CNC campuses, with the exception of essential services such as power plants, will be suspended all day and night Tuesday and Wednesday,” said Randall Heidt, CNC director of communications and development. “This includes Continuing Education courses, gym rentals and day care services.” Picket lines went up yesterday morning and will remain up until 11 p.m. tonight.

Spring semester fees are now due Nov. 23 by 4 p.m., postponed because of the strike action. “Hopefully it will be over Thursday at the latest,” Heidt said. In spite of a protocol that’s in place between the union and college saying the institution would be informed first if there was to be a strike, Heidt confirmed they originally learned of the pending job action through media reports. “Well, it’s unfortunate that happened, but we’re still hopeful this will be worked out at the bargaining table,” Heidt said. CUPE Local 4951 includes all operational staff for the College of New Caledonia, with 312 full time, part time, seasonal, fixed-term and casual members.

Contract talks between the union and college broke off Nov. 8 after union members presented a settlement to the college and were told there was no money for a new contract. A press release from CUPE states: Bill PHILLIPS/ Fre e Pre s s “The union says the problem is not with the employer, CUPE members Danielle Funesca (left), Wayne but with the provincial govern- Jones, Lily Bichand, and Stacy Wittmeier walk ment. Under the BC Liberals’ the picket line at the College of New Caledonia Cooperative Gains Mandate, Tuesday morning. colleges have to find ‘savings’ 4951 has been without a contract since in their already stretched operations to 2010. Main issues include a fair wage convert into long overdue wage increases increase and inflation protection in line for support workers.” with other recent public sector contract The release goes on to say CUPE Local settlements.

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Mulcair wants pipelines put on hold DELYNDA PILON

Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair says neither of the two pipelines proposed to cross the province should go ahead without undoing amendments the Conservatives made to the federal environmental assessment process first. Mulcair, who visited the province to support Murry Rankin for a Nov. 26 by-election, said the process has been weakened too much by the amendments to be reliable. Tod Nogier, Enbridge spokesman, said they were aware from the beginning the project was likely to become a political issue. “We knew people would form an opinion around this,” Nogier said. “Given the importance of the project we knew it was going to have profile. That is born out of the fact there is tremendous interest to this project.” However, in spite of whatever the opinions of the day are, they continue to be focused on the regulatory process. “It’s very rigourous, one that demands our full attention and resources,” he said. “We continue to make our case in the hearings with respect to the many safety measures for both

KETTLES SPRUCED UP Jack Schultz Auto Body president Lee J. Leslie, left, makes the first donation to the newly painted Salvation Army Christmas Kettles on Friday. Chris Kennell, right, a painter with the company, did the work on the kettles to get them ready for the holiday season. Capt. Neil Wilkinson of the Prince George Salvation Army was more than pleased with the results. A lla n W ISHA RT/ Fre e Pre s s

the pipeline and marine aspect of the project. And we believe we have answers for people.” Building a world-class project is a priority to them, he said. ‘Our intention is to make this project world-class, essentially the safest one built on the con-

tinent. The marine aspect of the project will be world-class, on par with some of the safest ports around the globe.” That, he said, is what Enbridge is striving for. “We’ve devoted considerable resources and hired some of the

Body identified as local man A body found in the ocean off Lasqueti Island Nov. 1 has been identified as that of a Prince George man. After an exhaustive post-mortem investigation involving the Coroners Service Identification and Disaster Response Unit and with assistance from Oceanside RCMP and the West Vancouver Police Dept., the man has been determined to be Kelly Nordin, aged 61, of Prince George.

Nordin was the owner of the Keg Restaurant, which just recently re-opened following an extensive and lengthy renovation. Nordin’s body was found on Nov. 1 by two persons travelling on a sailboat near the southern tip of Lasqueti Island. He was last known to be alive on Oct. 24 and is believed to have gone into the water in the area of West Vancouver. Foul play has been ruled out in the case.

best experts in these areas so we do that,” he said. “Now our objective remains the same. We want to demonstrate to the JRP board and stakeholders as well as the citizens of B.C., Alberta and Canada that a project of this magnitude is both essential and can be done in safely and in an environmentally sustainable way.” Ensuring excellence in construction is important, he said. “We agree with everyone that it must be built and must be operated to the highest standards. We are prepared to answer questions. We understand we are at the stage that the JRP must review our project at its current stage. There will be further

review at each subsequent stage in the process,” Nogier said He added, as more information is available, plans will evolve. Locally, the mayor and city council have not yet made a public statement regarding their stance on the pipeline. “The City does not have an opinion or position on the project. The Joint Review Panel needs to conclude, with recommendations to the Federal Government,” Mayor Shari Green said. “ I believe the oil companies will get the oil out of the ground and it will find its way to market one way or another. If it does not get piped through B.C., it will simply go around us.”

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Gregory R. Mauris was found guilty of assault, sentenced to 180 days in jail and prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years. Mauris was also found guilty of assaulting a peace officer, sentenced to 195 days in jail and prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years. Randy R. Wanitch was found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance, sentenced to one day in jail and assessed a victim surcharge of $50. In Provincial Court in Prince George on Aug. 16: Gerald H. Willier was found guilty of four counts of failing to comply with a probation order and sentenced to 57 days in jail. Eric J. Barnes was found guilty of robbery, sentenced to two years and a day in jail and prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years. Barnes was also found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to 30 days in jail and prohibited from possessing firearms for 10 years. Brian A. Burger was found guilty of failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to 14 days in jail to be served on an intermittent basis and placed on probation until the expiration of the jail sentence. Burger was also found guilty of a second count of failing to comply with a probation order, sentenced to 30 days in jail to be served on an intermittent basis and placed on probation until the expiration of the jail sentence. In Provincial Court in Prince George on Aug. 17: William W. Dixon was found guilty of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and sentenced to 10 and a half months in jail. Dixon was also found guilty of a second count of theft of property with a value less than $5,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. Brian V.R. French was found guilty of failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking or recognizance and failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking and placed on probation for nine months.

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You can’t argue with the validity of a program that results in a 100 per cent success rate. All of the 30 students who learned how to drive logging trucks, chip trucks or operate heavy equipment were employed as soon as they completed their training through the Forest Industry Readiness Skills Training (FIRST) program, a pilot project based on an agreement between government and the Central Interior Logging Association. The success of the program will continue following an announcement Monday that the program will be extended thanks to another nearly $500,000 in government funding, allowing anther 30-person intake into the program. “One hundred per cent of these graduates are working in the industry,” Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Pat Bell said during the funding announcement, which took place at O’Brien Training Ltd. Bell said if the project shows the same results next time, it will likely continue. He pointed out the training allows graduates to enter the work force in a field that offers high paying jobs that supports families. Within eight years, he said, the province will have one million job openings, and 434,000 of them will be in skilled trades like truck drivers. Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad pointed out there was a shortage of around 300 drivers this spring. “The need is not going away any time soon,” he said, adding that programs like FIRST are necessary. “I’m really thrilled to take this to the next stage,” MaryAnne Arcand, execu-


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MLA John Rustad, left, new trucking student Clifford Wilson, MLA Pat Bell and MaryAnne Arcand with the Central Interior Logging Association gathered at O’Brien Training Ltd. Monday announcing an extension of the Forest Industry Readiness Skills Training program.


tive director of the CILA, said. “The west line need is phenomenal. I think this next batch is just about spoken for already.” She added the response from contractors, who have been calling and requesting grads for employees, has been excellent. On another positive note, she said 20 per cent of students are women and 15 per cent are First Nation. “We are going to have capacity issues. I’m really pleased the government has recognized the need.” She added there are enormous opportunities within the forest industry. Though the pay is higher in the oil and gas sector, many of those looking for retraining come from that industry. Arcand pointed out forestry jobs allow, for the most part, people to return home to their families in the evenings, bringing more balance between work and home for people. “Forestry is still community based. That’s the appeal. You can have work/


life balance.” For Clifford Wilson, a contract painter, changing careers is something he’s wanted to do for a long time, but just couldn’t afford. He entered the training program in October, and he said he’s really enjoying it. Bell pointed out he still maintains his Class One, though he rarely gets the chance to use it. Bell added he enjoyed his career as a professional driver. With the extension of the program, the total amount invested by government is $988,592 to train 60 people. In 2011, the B.C. forest sector employed more than 53,000 workers. A total of 29,170 job openings are expected in the region between now and 2020, of which an anticipated 4,490 will be new jobs due to economic expansion. In addition to new jobs, as many as 25,000 forestry job openings are projected throughout the province over the next 10 years, as existing workers retire.

Toddlers taken into care after raid at house Two toddlers found inside a residence searched in connection with a suspected diala-operation in Prince George Saturday are now in the care of the province. In the early morning hours of November 17, members of the Prince George RCMP’s Municipal Drug Section executed a search warrant on a residence in the 4000 block of 22nd

Avenue in the city. This warrant was the result of an investigation into a local “DialA-Dope” drug operation. Inside the residence police located and arrested two men and one woman. Two toddlers were also located inside the residence. Police located and seized: two sawed off 12-gauge shotguns, one long barrel 12-gauge

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ant to do something to help out this holiday season? Why not volunteer for Operation Red Nose and help ensure our streets are safe this Christmas? Operation Red Nose organizers have more than 160 of the 300 volunteers they figure they’ll need for this holiday season’s program. The service gets people and their vehicles home safely when they don’t feel like driving, for whatever reason, during the holiday season. Teams of three people – a designated driver, navigator and escort driver – make up the on-road teams, while volunteers also handle the phones at the Red Nose headquarters. Volunteers can sign up online at, fill out the application form and taking it to the Community Policing Office at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Brunswick Street. Volunteers must be 19 years or older, have a valid driver’s licence, and fill out the Criminal Record Checks included in the application. And, if that isn’t your cup of tea and you’d like to help out in a more traditional way, why not volunteer to man one of the Salvation Army kettles set up around town? The kettle campaign officially kicked off on Friday and you will be greeted by smiling volunteers at dozens of locations around the city. If you have some time and would like to volunteer, call the Salvation Army at 250-564-4000. These are just a couple of ways you can help out this holiday season. There are many more. Just give a little of your time. You’ll be glad you did and so will your community.


Snow mystery to me

Treat vets with honour On Remembrance Day many of us gathered around cenotaphs and in city squares for solemn ceremonies paying tribute to Canada’s service men and women. We’ll hear words like sacrifice and honour, some of them uttered by politicians. But for some veterans they’ll ring hollow. In 2006, Parliament unanimously passed the New Veterans Charter that changed the way injured soldiers are compensated. Instead of a lifetime pension, indexed to inflation, veterans injured after that year, or who had their injury diagnosed since then, would get a lump-sum settlement. Veterans Affairs champions the new system as “a more complete approach to helping our men and women injured in the line of duty,” offering them “real hope.” But some injured veterans say otherwise. They say Canadian soldiers injured in Afghanistan, and those suffering the lingering mental and emotional effects of their tour are getting substantially less support than they would have received with the former indexed pension. A study by Queen’s University last year concluded most disabled soldiers will receive only two-thirds the compensation under the New Veterans Charter that they would have received from the old act. Recently Canada’s Auditor-General criticized the Canadian Forces and Veterans Affairs for their shoddy treatment of injured veterans, saying the system to get them help is “complex, lengthy and challenging to navigate.” Even in death, the indignities continue. A program that is supposed to contribute just over $3,600 to the funeral costs for destitute ex-soldiers has rejected more than two-thirds of funding requests since 2006. Even when approved, that money is still less than some social services departments will pay towards the burial of the homeless. It’s one thing for Canada’s politicians to honour our veterans. It’s another to treat them with honour. – Burnaby News Leader

There is a mystery in this town after every snowthink it hasn’t snowed. It’s not even slippery. They, fall. somehow, manage to get their lot cleared before the Here’s what happens. After a snowfall I drive to business of the day starts. And they’re not alone. work in the morning, (OK, maybe late morning or Every other mall in town and good number of the early afternoon … you know, banker’s hours, but businesses do the same thing. more on that later). With four-wheel drive fully Now I know it’s not a fair comparison because the engaged I swoosh through rutted streets. The ruts city has a lot more area to clear of snow than any gently bounce the truck from side to side as I rush of the malls. However, don’t we have a council that headlong to my destination regardless of what danlikes to tell us the city should run more like a busigers lie under the candy coating … kind of like a ness? Well, maybe they should take a look at how core services review. businesses in Prince George deal with snow. When I pull on to Foothills, things are ••• marginally better. It’s like a plow went And now for the social media news and by, as it is a major thoroughfare coming Writer’s what LinkedIn has in store for you and I. into the city, and heavier traffic means For those who aren’t linked in to the hip Block the road’s in better shape. Turning onto and the hop, LinkedIn is basically FaceBILLPHILLIPS book for professionals. It’s a place where Fifth, or 15th even, however, and I’m back in the rutted wonderland of an professionals can connect and, in some unplowed street. cases, find employment. The anomaly here is that once I get to Ospika, I received an e-mail from LinkedIn the other day whether on Fifth or 15th, I’m back on a plowed and it, in its infinite wisdom, suggested a few job road. I can understand that Foothills gets plowed opportunities that I might be interested in. Not that first, as it’s a major thoroughfare. Fifth and 15th, I was looking, but, you know, when opportunity however, are the major crossroads intersecting with knocks, answer the door. that thoroughfare so wouldn’t it make sense to plow The first job it had for me was city manager for Fifth and 15th all the way to Foothills? Apparently the City of Prince George. Hey, that would be cool, not, they only go to Ospika, leaving all those who except I’d have to deal with all those media types come into town via Foothills to brave the wilds of who whine about snow removal. But, with the unplowed Fifth or 15th avenues as they’re heading mayor and most of council out of town this week, downtown. my chances are good. But that’s not the mystery. The second job it had for me was chief operating The mystery is further down the road. After officer for Integris Credit Union. In case you hadn’t negotiating the Olympic-worthy bobsled run that is hear, Brian Bentley is retiring. I’d like that job. The Fifth Avenue after a snowfall, I need a coffee. I look only problem is, I think they want someone who ahead and there is a shiny beacon in the early morn- probably has a CGA or something like that. ing light awaiting me … Spruceland and coffee. The third job was a pulp mill manager in Nova What I want to know is why, after a big dump, I Scotia. Go figure. have to negotiate the no-man’s land known as our I swear I didn’t pad my resume on LinkedIn and city streets only to pull into the Spruceland Mall I can’t wait to surprise my new boss when she gets parking lot where, to the untrained eye, one would home from China.

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Fighting a worldwide addiction with music (kind of) The idea for this came after a couple All by yourself, out on the road of recent editorials in our paper about Your friend behind, he’s in his car how everyone is so concerned Same place to go, not very about shipping oil across far. B.C., but nobody seems too You drive on, you can’t concerned about what we’re Allan’s stop going to do when it runs out. Even though, it’s a short Let me just say right now as Amblings ALLANWISHART hop well, my apologies to the late Could ride together, but you Robert Palmer for what I’m don’t going to do to one of his great songs. Save some fuel, but you won’t ADDICTED TO OIL The engine’s on, you’re all alone Well, you’d like to think there’s no end

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Shorts SPRUCE KINGS The Prince George Spruce Kings picked up three of a possible six points in a weekend road swing in B.C.’s southern interior. The three-game Interior Conference trip opened Friday night in Trail, the Spruce Kings losing to the Smoke Eaters 4-3 in overtime. After a 4-3 triumph against the West Kelowna Warriors on Saturday, the Spruce Kings travelled to Salmon Arm, where they lost 4-3 to the SilverBacks on Sunday. The Spruce Kings have 12 wins, seven losses, one tie and three overtime defeats (12-7-1-3) for 28 points in 23 games. The Spruce Kings open a seven-game homestand on Friday against the Surrey Eagles. For more, check Friday’s Free Press.


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Coming off a bye weekend, the Cariboo Cougars return to action this week. The Cougars will travel to Victoria to meet the South Island Royals in a doubleheader, games on Saturday and Sunday. Last week, the Cougars got an invite to the Mac’s Tournament, an international tournament featuring some of the top midget AAA teams.

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While playing hockey for his hometown Kamloops Blazers, Ryan Hanes may not have expected he’d someday suit up for one of their main rivals. But there he was, on a Saturday evening at Interior Savings Centre, skating for the visiting Prince George Cougars. “It was definitely weird being on the other side, but overall I had a lot of fun and it was good,” Hanes said during an interview at CN Centre on Monday. Hanes even generated cheers from Blazers fans in the rink when he scored the Cougars’ fourth goal in a 5-4 shootout defeat. He may be a Prince George resident at the moment, but he’s a Kamloopsian at heart. “It was pretty loud actually,” Hanes said with a laugh. “I was surprised how loud it got.” Saturday’s goal was Hanes’ first since he joined the Cats last week. After reaching his new home, Hanes had one practice before making his Cougars’ debut on Friday at CN Centre, a 4-0 victory for the visiting Saskatoon Blades. The Cougars announced the acquisition of Hanes on Nov. 14. He joined the team from the B.C. Hockey League’s Cowichan Valley Capitals. “Dean (Clark, Cougars head coach) called me to come up and play and I came here, and now it’s been really good so far.” As former head coach and general manager of the Blazers, Clark had been in contact with Hanes before. While working for the Blazers, he selected Hanes in the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft (fifth round, 99th overall). Shortly after last week’s move, Clark was asked what Hanes brings to the Cougars. He called


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ever it takes, hopefully put a few pucks in the net.” Although he was a fan favourite and homegrown product, Hanes fell short of landing one of three 1992-born overage positions with the Blazers. In August, they opted to place him on 48-hour waivers. He eventually ended up with the Capitals. Hanes, listed at 5-foot-10 and 186 pounds, recorded 12 goals and 25 points in 20 games with Cowichan Valley. The path to bring Hanes to the Cougars cleared when captain Brock Hirsche got placed on the 30-day list this month with an upper body injury. The other 20-year-olds on the Cats are defencemen Dan Gibb and Dallas Ehrhardt.

Having been with the team for less than a week, Hanes is still adjusting to playing in the league’s most remote outpost. But he’s thankful the Cougars are giving him another opportunity in the WHL. “I think they got a young group, but they’re actually really tight in the dressing room,” he said. “It’s a good group here that I’ve noticed in the last couple of days.” Hanes may also have one of the best moustaches in the league, which is generating extra attention with the current Movember campaign underway. But unlike other people, who are typically clean-shaven, Hanes points out that his moustache isn’t a onemonth fashion statement. “It’s year round.”

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of the damage for the Heat, Sarah Allison (24 points) and Emily Kanester (22 points). The Timberwolves see their first Prairie Division opposition of the season this weekend. The UNBC men and women travel to Alberta for road games against the Lethbridge Pronghorns on Friday and Calgary Dinos on Saturday.

Come crunch time, they delivered. In an 81-74 victory for the UNBC Timberwolves in men’s basketball, they outscored the opposing UBC Okanagan Heat 29-16 in the fourth quarter. The Canadian Interuniversity Sport win, Saturday evening at the Northern Sport Centre, improved the Timberwolves’ record to 4-2 on the season. They swept the home doubleheader, outscoring the Heat 85-70 on Friday. “We kind of fought it offensively the whole entire night and just couldn’t get any flow,” Timberwolves head coach Todd Jordan said of Saturday’s game. “Coming down the stretch of that game, I thought our veterans played composed and they stayed patient.” A couple of fifthyear players, guard/ forward Sam Raphael and guard Joel Rybachuk, scored crucial points late in the contest. After drawing a foul with 22.4 seconds remaining, Raphael went 2-for-2 from the charity stripe to give UNBC a 77-74 lead. Following a timeout, Rybachuk stole the ball off an inbound and scored a lay-up with 17.8 seconds on the clock. “We were thinking no fouls and no threes,” Rybachuk said. “Sam’s guy screened for my guy and we made a good switch, and I saw the opportunity and it worked out good. “It sealed the deal at that point. It was good. It took some pressure off us.” Raphael scored 20 points to lead UNBC offensively. Rybachuk recorded 10, while two other Timberwolves reached double figures in points, fifth-year guards Francis Rowe (16) and Jose Araujo (10). Mitch Goodwin led the Heat with a gamehigh 25 points. The Timberwolves, a first-year entry in the Canada West Universities Athletic Association, are third in the Pacific Division with eight points. The Heat, at 1-5, sit last in the eight-team division. The UBC Thunderbirds and Victoria Vikes lead the way with identical 5-1 records.

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Timberwolves guard Francis Rowe passes the ball to a teammate during their men’s basketball game against the UBC Okanagan Heat on Saturday evening at the Northern Sport Centre.

WOMEN It’s a good thing their male counterparts didn’t follow the UNBC women’s lead on Saturday evening. Unlike the male Timberwolves, who came through in the clutch, the women missed shots in the late stages of the first game of the evening at the NSC. With a little more than two minutes left, UNBC and UBC Okanagan were deadlocked in a 69-69 tie. But the Heat outscored the home team 10-2 the rest of the way in a 79-71 victory. Outside their dressing room on Saturday evening, Timberwolves head coach Loralyn Murdoch pointed out an obvious difference between

the second game and their 72-54 victory in the first half of the doubleheader. “We had success last night. They had their run to come and tie it last night and we were able to really put the nail in the coffin by being confident,” she said. “And then tonight, our confidence got a little bit

rattled, which is unfortunate because we’re playing at home and we should’ve played with confidence.” Fourth-year guard Mercedes Van Koughnett, who fouled out with seconds left in the game, led UNBC (3-3) offensively on Saturday with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Two players inflicted most

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much promise, Inglis got assessed a whopping 10-game suspension for an elbow to the head on Victoria Royals forward Tyler Stahl. T h e penalty ULL was the OURT longest since RESS Tri-City ALISTAIR Americans forward Brendan Shinnamin got 12 games for a check from behind on Josh Nicolls of the Saskatoon Blades almost exactly a year earlier. Two months later, and Inglis wasn’t even a healthy scratch for the Cougars. He was no longer with the organization, cut loose after a Dec. 2, 2011 road game in Kamloops. The Cougars sent Inglis home for violating team rules. I’m a journalist. I can’t make this stuff up. Inglis’ last game as a member of the Cougars was, in fact, in

Kamloops against the the 2011-12 campaign Blazers. began, he was coming Tonight the Regina off a 2010-11 season in Pats play in Kamloops, which he recorded 32 the Blazers’ first game goals and 60 points in with Inglis on their 69 games for the Couteam. They announced gars. on MonConsidering there day they are only so many a c q u i r e d overage spots availthe 20-year- able, and the Blazers old for- just recently discovR U N • S K I • S W I M • A P PA R E L ward from ered they had an open MCINNIS the Red spot, it’s no surprise Deer Rebels for a con- this move was made ditional fifth-round so soon after Inglis was pick in 2015. sent home. The Blazers Inglis eats up an had to move quickly overage spot, which to minimize the risk. became available to There’s time to trade N P S the Blazers after they for another overager if C discovered on the things go sour. A 15 X weekend that Jordan If Inglis can stay 17 A DePape’s shoulder disciplined and under injury would end his control in his new WHL career early. home, this could turn Snow Shoe Children & Adult You can’t ignore Ing- into a good move. But Ski Packages Available! Sales, Rentals and Service lis’ past. that’s a big The Blazif. ers are T h e his fourth R e b e l s W H L clearly just team, and wanted to he didn’t get out of exactly a bad situS P O R T S leave his ation and 1655A 15th Ave. Prince George (Across from Parkwood Mall) p r e v i o u s part ways • 1-866-612-4754 • 250-612-4754 squads with IngPHONE ORDERS WELCOME on good lis, while Alistair McInnis terms. He freeing up - Movember Day 20 an overage was sent home by position of the Rebels last week, their own. and also violated team As the saying goes, rules with his first timing is everything. WHL team, the Saska- In this case, it worked toon Blades. He was for both sides. dealt from the Blades to the Cougars early in MOVEMBER the 2010-11 campaign. White. Fluffy. Movember is two The Cougars man- thirds over, with 10 Sneaky. aged to get forward days remaining. Goes by the Daulton Siwak and I’ve been getting less code name “Snow.” a third-round pick in and less surprised by Keep winter under return for Inglis in my moustache as the surveillance. December 2011. Con- month wears on. In sidering the timing, it’s fact, it feels like that no surprise the Reb- hair above my upper els are getting much lip is growing slower less for a player with a than it did at the beginfiery temper. ning of the month. You can’t overlook Then again, when Inglis’ past, his viola- you always shave, a tions overshadowing moustache is a new respectable offensive feeling. As you’ve numbers. Before his adjusted to that, it just roller-coaster ride in grows longer. I can already say, More Than Just without question, that one junior hockey player in this city has a thicker moustache than me. If recently acquired Cougars forward Ryan Hanes doesn’t have the thickest stache among WHL players, Location: PG Aquatic Centre he’s definitely among Date and Time: Fridays from the league leaders. 8:00pm - 10:00pm Enjoy top 40 music hits Feel free to visit Ages: Everyone Welcome my Mo Space at while experiencing themed Regular admission rates apply. c a . m o v e m b e r. c o m / games and activities! mospace/381857. You’ll also find my profile by visiting c a . m o v e m b e r. c o m and searching Alistair McInnis. Follow Alistair McInnis on Twitter (@AlMFour Seasons Leisure Pool • 250-561-7636 • 775 Dominion Street ~ Aquatic Centre • 250-561-7787 • 1770 George Paul Lane cInnis). UPLAND

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Cedars Christian Eagles’ Hannah Pudlas and Kristin Anton go up for a block against the Fort St. James Falcons. end. In the best-of-five championship match of the tournament at CNC, the Eagles downed the Chetwynd Cavaliers 3-1. Seven other teams registered for the competition. The Eagles advance to provincials in Castlegar. BOYS AAA – Two North Central berths were granted to triple-A provincials in Kelowna. Representing the zone at the B.C. championship tournament will be the North Peace Ookapiks and Kelly Road Roadrunners. The teams met in the final of zones, North Peace sweeping the match 3-0. The PGSS Polars also competed in the zone tournament. AA – The Duchess Park Con-

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Playbill SCULPTURE Two Rivers Gallery has installed a suite of new sculptures in its Sculpture Court produced by Victoria-based artists Samuel and Deryk Houston and Indianabased sculptor David Kocka. The works will be on display until next spring when they will go to their permanent home at Deryk Houston’s Peace Sanctuary Sculpture Park in Hudson’s Hope. On Nov. 22 starting at 7:30 p.m., Deryk Houston will be in Prince George giving a talk at Two Rivers Gallery about his art and his work as a peace activist in Iraq. He will discuss the impact this has had on his artwork and how this experience led to his Peace Sanctuary Sculpture Park.

BOYS CHOIR Internationally acclaimed British Columbia Boys Choir performs in Prince George on Dec. 1. Sponsored by the Prince George Symphony Orchestra and Bel Canto Choirs, the boys’ choir will perform choral favourites including selections from A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten. The audience will also have an opportunity to sing carols of the season. The British Columbia Boys Choir is in concert Saturday, Dec. 1 at First Baptist Church (Fifth Avenue and Gillett Street)


Making art – and clothing – together TERESA MALLAM

Deep in the forest, Hugh Perkins found a new way to express his art. It began with a quest to preserve an Ancient Forest Trail with its big, old cedars – some of them over 1,000 years old. Perkins and his wife Kathy Juncker, also an artist, live in relative seclusion, surrounded by wilderness, about 20 km. from Dome Creek (between Prince George and McBride). “We live in a spruce forest with our nearest neighbour several miles away,” says Hugh. The pair are environmentalists who are very passionate about preserving nature and the ancient forests. Felting is an ancient art (the Romans used felt armour in battle) so it was only natural that the pair pick up on the technique and give it their own creative spin. “We first learned how to felt by a wonderful Danish lady, Lis Dokkedol who is a friend of [artist, felter] Ruth Hansen,” said Juncker. “She stayed in a little cabin nearby while she taught us.” Both artists proved to be quick studies and soon they had creative ideas of their own. “We were part of a group trying to save the old Cedar stands here (Dome Creek) and Hugh had lots of pictures of the forest to try to make people understand how valuable they were. And one

day Hugh said, ‘I can felt these.’” Juncker and Perkins began working with wool to create their inventory of artwork. They worked on larger pieces together, creating scenes using natural colours and fibres, and they worked on individual projects. “Then Hugh went off in a different direction,” says Kathy, laughing. “He got into doing really colourful Cosmic art – when he meditates or goes on his spiritual journeys, he felts what he sees.” Besides the art, the forestfelters make “wearable art” garments such as scarves, hats, shawls, mitts and slippers made to order. They use soft merino wool on silk, blends of alpaca and wool. Felted clothes may have natural fibres – angora goat, angora rabbit, llama, alpaca, silk, cotton and bamboo in them. The artisans say the old art of felting is enjoying a revival. “I think more people are becoming interested and learning how to felt. We started giving workshops out here to teach people felting. When we first began doing this, we got a lot of support from the whole community.” Forestfelters recently had a booth at Studio Fair which displayed a variety of their felted pieces from small flowers to largesized wall hangings. For more information on the artists visit www.forTe re s a M A LLA M / Fre e Pre s s or ancient- Kathy Juncker and Hugh Perkins have fun with forestfelters pieces that range from wearable artwork to wall hangings.

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Joyful Noise is a great joy to watch. Theatre North West has brought to the stage a play that touches heart, soul and funnybone. Opening night was a triumph for cast, crew and production team led by director Kevin McKendrick. Kudos to costume designer Jennifer Goodman for superb period garments (circa 1730s) – rich fabrics, hoop dresses for the play’s female operatic singers; wigs, opulent jackets, waistcoats, breeches and stockings worn by George Frederick Handel, Bishop Egerton and King George II. Hans Saefkow has once again created a magical set; a triptych of beautiful interior spaces, a scenic masterpiece that transports us back in time. The play itself is a real gem. Written by playwright Tim Slover, Joyful Noise has us bobbing like corks on the sea, buoyed up and down as the characters display raw emotions and the plot unfolds before us. We have in our midst a drowning composer, two divas vying for top billing and a dilemma: Handel is losing his audience, critics and clergy are calling his works bad and, worse, blasphemous. The brilliant composer has fallen out of favour with King George II who has withdrawn his financial support. Handel needs to make a “comeback.” What to do? A miracle would help but he’s offended the church with his songs from scripture. His star soprano, Susannah Cibber (Alana Hawley) has a scandalous past but promising future. As she and Kitty Clive (Emmanuelle Zeesman) vie for top billing, Handel plays reluctant referee. Hawley is perfect as sweet Susannah. She’s a strong singer and actor who gives her all and is the perfect foil for Kitty. Zeesman as the captivating and coy singer Kitty Clive shows a real flair for comedy, versatility and physicality. The actor gave a trium-

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Nov 22, 7:30PM Two Rivers Gallery Artist’s Talk with Deryk Houston, founder of the Peace Sanctuary Sculpture Park in Hudson’s Hope, BC Houston will talk about his work as a peace activist in Iraq and how this work led to his Peace Sanctuary Sculpture Park. His fascinating story has already been the focus of an NFB documentary called “From Baghdad to Peace Country”. In the Sculpture Court, from now until the Spring, we are hosting a suite of sculptures produced by Deryk Houston and his son

Samuel, and Indiana-based sculptor David Kocka, that is destined for their permanent home at Deryk Houston’s Peace Sanctuary Sculpture Park in Hudson’s Hope, BC. Please join us and hear the remarkable story behind the artwork. Artists’ Talks are open to all. Admission is free.

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Alana Hawley (Susannah Cibber,) centre, Kathryn Kerbes (Mary Pendarves,) right, Tim Hildebrand (Bishop Egerton) and, Emmanuelle Zeesman (Kitty Clive) on the set of Theatre North West’s Joyful Noise. phant TNW debut performance Saturday. In supporting but substantial roles, Kathryn Kerbes as Mary Pendarves, Peter Hall as John Christopher Smith and Kevin Rothery as Charles Jennens all gave convincing performances. Hal Kerbes is well cast as King George II. With his regal bearing, bellowing voice and commanding presence on stage, Kerbes nails the role as the mellowing (in the final scenes) monarch. Tom Hildebrand

gives a very solid and polished performance as Bishop Egerton. William Vickers never disappoints. His portrayal as the bright but notoriously volatile composer George Frederick Handel puts him at the top of his game. This time, he turned up the volume with displays of Handel’s “artistic temperament,” and in doing so, unleashed such fire and fury that I jumped in my seat. Vickers has done his homework and it shows

in his performance. Joyful Noise strikes all the right theatrical and musical notes and tells the “inside” story of how the much-loved Messiah masterpiece came to be. Stick-handled by a very skilful cast, the play is a good choice for TNW and makes perfect sense for the season. Enjoy. Theatre North West’s production of Joyful Noise runs until Dec. 5 at Parkhill Centre. Tickets are available at Books and Co. or order by phone 250-614-0039.

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Green here It’s the green light for Red Green to visit Prince George next fall. Canada’s foremost handyman will bring his How to do Everything tour to Vanier Hall on Sept. 25. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m. After a successful run of 139 shows in Canada and the U.S. with his Wit and Wisdom Tour, Red Green will bring his unique brand of humour to the north. Red Green is a veteran of 15 seasons on his own TV show in which he made popular duct tape to solve the world’s problems, Possum Lodge and his regular dispensing of pearls of wisdom. Tickets for the Red Green show go on sale Friday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets. Order on line at

Tuesday, April 16tthh, 2013 Prince George Civic Centre Conference & Workshops 8:00am–4:00pm Awards Gala 6:00pm–10:00pm Keynote speakers:

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Madison Violet plays Thursday Juno nominated roots duo Madison Violet – Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac – plays the Prince George Playhouse on Thursday (Nov. 22). Their latest release, The Good in Goodbye, is an album born from their growth, both together and apart. It is a diary of their personal and professional experiences as friends and musicians. Madison Violet won the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for their track The Ransom from the 2009 album No Fool for Trying and they were nominated for multiple East Coast Music Awards and a 2010 Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year (Group). The duo has sold out venues across North America and Europe and toured with Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Cafe. With their newest effort, Madison Violet proves they’re among Canada’s brightest singer/songwriters. Madison Violet plays Prince George Playhouse on Thursday. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at Studio 2880 ticket centre, 2880 15th Ave. Phone 250563-2880. For more information on upcoming events visit

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WEDNESDAY Spruce Capital Senior Citizen Recreation Society AGM, Nov. 21, 1:30 p.m., 3701 Rainbow Dr. German Paint Class, 2 p.m., Wednesdays in November, Senior Activity Centre, 425 Brunswick St. Whist, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Senior Activity Centre, 425 Brunswick St. Wing night and karaoke, Wednesdays, 6-10 p.m., Royal Canadian Legion. B.C. Civil Liberties meets second Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m., 2105 Pine St. CNC Retirees meet fourth Wednesday, 9 a.m., D’Lanos. Information: Lois 250563-6928. Army Cadet Rangers free youth program, meets Wednesdays, 6:0-9:30 p.m., Connaught Youth Centre. Information: Sondra 250-963-9462 or Andrew 250-9818270.

THURSDAY Line dancing, 11:30 a.m., Thursdays in November, Senior Activity Centre, 425 Brunswick St. DayBreakers Toastmasters meets Thursday, 7-8 a.m., UHNBC Conference Room 1. Information: Heather 250-6499591. Plaza 400 Toastmaster Club meets Thursday, noon, Aleza room, fourth floor, Plaza 400 building, 1011 4th Ave. Information: 6252. or 250-564-5191. Chess nights, Thursdays, 6-9 p.m., Books and Company. Information: Marilyn 250-562-9580. Old Time Fiddlers jam, Thursday, 7-10 p.m. Elder Citizens Rec Centre, 1692 10th Ave. ECRA Forever Young Chorus meet

Community Builder Shari MacLellan, left, and Renee McCloskey, right, of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation accept a cheque for $6,796.52 from Prince George firefighters Mike Holliday and Kip Skaar. The money was raised by selling 920 pink T-shirts. A llan WIS HART/ Free Press

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Thursdays, 12:45 p.m., ECRA, 1692 10th Ave. Prince George Grassroots Cribbage Club registration, 6:30 p.m. play 6:45 p.m., Thursdays, Spruce Capital Recreation Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Information: Gerda 250-564-8561.

FRIDAY Drum Circle with Granville Johnson, Friday, 7-9 p.m., Le Cercle des Canadiens Francais de Prince George, 1752 Fir St. Information: 1-250966-2320.

SATURDAY Craft and bake sale, Nov. 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Knox United Church, 1448 Fifth Ave. Table rentals, Verna Barton 250-5622653. Christmas Craft Fair, Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Kelly Road Secondary. Annual craft and collectables market, Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-4

p.m., Elder Citizens Recreation Center, 1692 10th Ave. Artisan craft fair and social, Nov. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Artspace. Information: 250-596-9276. Nechako Flea Market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 5100 North Nechako Rd. A Butler’s Market, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave.

SUNDAY Christmas Craft Fair, Nov. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kelly Road Secondary. Craft and homebased business fair, Nov. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Pineview Community Hall, 6470 Bendixon Rd. Nechako Flea Market, Sundays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 5100 North Nechako Rd. A Butler’s Market, Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 1156 Fourth Ave. Meat draw, Royal

Canadian Legion, 3-5 p.m., sponsored by Peace Keepers Proceeds to Alzheimer and MS societies and others.

MONDAY General meeting, Nov. 26, 1 p.m., Senior Activity Centre, 425 Brunswick St. Tai Chi, Mondays, 1:30 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Northern Twister Square Dance Club meets Mondays, 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Church Hall. Information: Gys 250563-4828 or Reta 250962-2740.

TUESDAY Bridge, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Spruce Capital Seniors Centre, 3701 Rainbow Dr. Buddhist meditation class, Tuesdays, 7:15-8:45 p.m., 320 Vancouver St. Information: 250962-6876 or www. Spruce Capital Toastmasters meet

The Community Datebook provides free community event listings every Wednesday. Submissions are accepted in written form only – dropped off, mailed or emailed – No Phone Calls please. Datebook runs as space allows, there is no guarantee of publication. Mail to 1773 South Lyon St., Prince George BC V2N 1T3 E-mail

Tuesdays, 7:25 p.m., 102-1566 7th Ave. Information: Tom 250562-3402. Sweet Adelines women’s fourpart chorus meets Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Studio 2880. New members welcome.

“GIVE A LITTLE… GAIN A LOT!” R.E.A.P.S. - Nov 24 Annual Recycle Toy Drive at REAPS, 1950 Gorse St from 10 am to 2 pm. Collecting quality used toys for distribution to children/organizations during the holidays. To volunteer email Terri 250-561-7327 Spruce City Skating Club Spruce City Skating Club’s Holiday Ice Show. It is one of our biggest fundraisers. Volunteers are needed. Jennifer (h) 250.561.0180 (w) 250.962.1993 Salvation Army Community Services - Dec 7 Tree of Lights Lunch at Coast Inn at 12 noon. Great food, prizes & live entertainment. Help kick off the Tree of Lights campaign. Tickets $20 (min donation) available at the Coast Inn or by phone, Visa/MC accepted, 250-564-4000. Christmas volunteers needed.

Information: Kathleen 250-563-2975.

Hospital retirees meeting, first Tuesday of the month, 9 a.m., Prince George Golf Club. Information 250563-7497 or 250-5632885.

SUPPORT GROUPS DivorceCare, a support group for persons going through a separation

or divorce. To find out if this group is for you, call 250-5646213. Group meets at Artspace, Room 202, Sundays at 5 p.m. Call about childcare. Prince George Healing Rooms - Are you hurting? Do you have health issues? Confidential prayers Wednesday noon2 p.m, All Nations Church, 1395 Fifth Ave. Information: 250617-9653.

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JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN A huge opportunity has become available at an industry leading truck and equipment dealer. Inland Kenworth / Parker Pacific is expanding their truck service department and is looking for a journeyman technician. Preference for this position will be given to technicians with engine experience. Cat & Cummins preferred. This is a full time position with competitive wages and great benefits. All overtime is double time. Opportunities for advancement and mobility with one of Canada’s largest industry leading truck dealers.

Please forward resumes to:

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Hotel, Restaurant, Food Services Pita Pit Restaurant in Prince George requires full time Food Counter Attendants $11/hr and Food Service Supervisor $12.50/hr. Supervisors should have at least 1 year related exp. Duties include: supervise food handlers, maintain inventory, establish work schedule and ensure food service and quality control etc Mail your resumes to Suite 138 1600 15th Avenue Prince George, BC V2L 3X3 or fax 250-563-2207

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Snowmobiles Yamaha Bravo drive belt, brand new. $25.00 250-562-2636 (machine sold)

Home Improvements

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Apt/Condo for Rent

Duplex / 4 Plex

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Real Estate

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Creditors and others having claims against the estate of JOHN DONALD FERGUSON also known as DONALD FERGUSON, also known as DON FERGUSON are hereby notiÀed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that full particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor at #4708 Hamer Avenue, Terrace, British Columbia, V8G 2E3 on or before January 15, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. DAVID GEORGE MCNEICE, Executor TRAXLER HAINES, Solicitors NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: the estate of EMILIO MILAN ZIVEC also known as MILAN E. ZIVEC, also known as MILAN ZIVEC, also known as MIKE ZIVEC, also known as EMILIJO ZIVEC, Deceased, formerly of #20 - 1000 Inverness Road, Prince George, British Columbia, V2K 4V1 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of EMILIO MILAN ZIVEC also known as MILAN E. ZIVEC, also known as MILAN ZIVEC, also known as MIKE ZIVEC, also known as EMILIJO ZIVEC are hereby notiÀed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that full particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor at #13 - 151 Columbia Street, McBride, British Columbia, V0J 2E0, on or before January 15, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. ROSS JAMES PARTINGTON, Executor TRAXLER HAINES, Solicitors


Townhouses For Sale, no down payment, townhouse in gateway, 3 bdrm 1.5 bath appl incl. You assume mortgage $70,535 and pay legals. Pmt $448.34/mo incl taxes. Strata $127.31/mo. Seller will rebate $1000 upon completion. Call 250-649-5491 after 6pm. Email

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RESPONDENTS ADVERTISEMENT TO: RICHARD JOHN HENDERSON TAKE NOTICE THAT on the 14th day of November, 2012, an order was made for service on you of the Petition issued from the Prince George Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in proceeding number 1240903 by way of this advertisement.

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RE: the estate of JOHN DONALD FERGUSON also known as DONALD FERGUSON, also known as DON FERGUSON, Deceased, formerly of 4570 Knoedler Road, Prince George, British Columbia, V2K 5V7

3 bdrm Heritage area, all major appl inc, Shared laundry, $1350 inc utilities. Close to school & bus Ph 250-614-9675

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In the proceeding, the Petitioner seeks foreclosure of the property at 9615 Arrow Road, Prince George, British Columbia and/or judgment against you. You must file a response to petition within 35 days of the Court Order and deliver it to the address for service, failing which further proceedings, including judgment, may be taken against you without notice to you. You may obtain from the Prince George Registry at J.O. Wilson Square, 250 George Street, Prince George, BC V2L 5S2 a copy of the Petition and the order providing for service by this advertisement: This advertisement is placed by CIBC MORTGAGES INC., whose address for service is c/o Clay & Company, Barristers & Solicitors, 837 Burdett Avenue, Victoria, BC V8W 1B3, Fax No. 250-3891336.

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The eyes have it

1. High point 5. Dads 8. Voyage 12. Golf-bag item 13. Road depression 14. Savior

Fetch a Friend from the SPCA today!

15. Plant base 16. ____ out (barely make) 17. Arab chief 18. Goblin 20. Most uncommon 22. Called off 24. Stephen Vincent ____

27. Disintegrate 28. Little demon 31. “You ____ Sixteen” 32. The ones here

34. Listening organ


29. Driver’s aid

35. “The ____ Patrol”

1. Ventilates

30. Snoop

36. Swimmer’s division

2. Farm production

33. Bothered

37. Grating

3. Barren wasteland

38. Eager

39. Hulk Hogan, e.g.

4. Lure

40. Cook in an oven

42. Levels

5. Spruce up

41. Wool fabric

44. Rather queer

6. Web-footed bird

42. Flutter

48. Ms. Flynn Boyle

7. Sound systems

43. Bowling area

49. Blow the ____ off

8. Not here

45. Bakery employee

51. Cave sound

9. Medicines

46. High heel, e.g.

52. Signs

10. Flower

47. Sharpen

53. Sooner than,

11. Harbor city

50. Anger

in poems

19. Squealer

54. Type of sign

21. Changed

55. School exam

23. Moved stealthily

56. Cub house

24. Law student’s exam 57. Sycamore or dogwood 25. Geologic division 26. Television companies

Answers can be found in the classifieds.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012


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Northern Gateway will be one of the safest energy pipelines because it’s been designed by engineers, safety experts and the people of British Columbia.

Our every intention is to ma make ke the North ther ern n Ga Gate tewa way y Pi Pipe peli line ne the str tron ngest st and safestt of its kin nd in Can anad ada. ad a. And the people oof British Columbia have told us that we must exceed safety standards if it is to cross this beautiful province. We’ve heard their concerns and have continually incorporated their feedback into our plans. We have added $500 million in extra safety measures–like thicker pipe, more isolation valves, meticulous pipeline construction techniques, and plans for around the clock monitoring by real people, in real time, with sophisticated technology.

We will use thicker pipe...

We will have advanced monitoring and response systems...

Northern Gateway pipe will have

Constant, diligent monitoring is vital for safe pipeline operation. Northern

an average thickness of 0.80 inches.

Gateway will be monitored on-site and via the control centre 24/7, in

That’s 20% over and above current

real time to allow operators to rapidly respond to any incidents. As

Canadian safety standard requirements

well, extensive geotechnical investigation and route planning

for the Northern Gateway Project. The pipe

has taken place and this, combined with sophisticated

will be even thicker when it crosses major rivers and tributaries.

monitoring techniques, will provide protection against

It will be welded with exacting precision and its integrity checked

geotechnical and other natural hazards. Pump stations in

using ultrasonic inspection and hydrostatic testing methods. And

remote areas will be staffed around the

to ensure safe operation, the frequency of high resolution, in-line

clock. Dual leak detection systems

inspection surveys will be increased across the entire pipeline system

will be installed and remotely

by a minimum of 50% over and above current practices.

operated isolation valves will be used, increasing their number in BC by 50%.

We will respect wildlife habitats and migration routes... To address concerns from the public that the construction of the pipeline will affect the

We will practice and be prepared for incidents...

environment, we have pledged to build it in such a way that natural wildlife habitats,

Our goal is always zero spills. To help achieve that, the

migration routes and fish spawning sites will be respected. During the building phase,

pipeline will be monitored from the air and the ground and

disturbances will be kept to a minimum by having construction vehicles access most of

routinely inspected inside and out to identify and address

the pipeline using existing forestry roads. Instead of building all new bridge structures, it

any integrity issues. But that doesn’t mean we will not

will use existing watercourse crossings where possible. When construction is completed

prepare for an incident. We will adhere to world-leading

on each section, soil will be returned and shrubs and grasses native to the region will be

practices for oil spill response and recovery systems. Emergency response equipment

planted. If any large trees are removed to make way for the pipeline, a new tree will be

and training will be provided and constantly updated and upgraded. Training exercises

planted in another location as part of Enbridge’s commitment to plant a tree for every

with our own operations personnel and local emergency providers will be conducted on a

tree we remove to build our projects.

regular basis. Can we guarantee that there will never be a significant pipeline failure? Our original pledge to build a safe pipeline combined with further enhancements made after hearing the concerns of British Columbians puts us closer than any other pipeline system in the world to providing that guarantee.

Discover more about our rigorous design and safety standards and join the conversation at

It’s more than a pipeline.

It’s a path to delivering energy safely.

©2012 Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc.

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