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Smiles all around Elf Hunter Phillips and sisters Azrael, Faera and Cassiel Carlson join Santa for a photo session Saturday at the Port McNeill Guide/Scout Hall. See more photos of Santa’s North Island tour on pages 10 and 11.

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Denton sentencing hearing wraps up Black Press COURTENAY—After a three-day sentencing hearing in Courtenay Court, the judge says he needs time to reflect on all the submissions, and will decide next month whether an adult sentence in the James Denton murder case should

be imposed. Crown Prosecutor Gordon Baines says the youth convicted of Second Degree Murder in the stabbing death of former Port Hardy resident James Denton, in July of 2011 outside the Courtenay Fairgrounds, should receive an adult

sentence. “He doesn’t get what he did...and has not shown remorse for an extremely violent crime, with serious consequences for the victim’s family and the community.” Baines says the court ordered psychiatric report

on the youth failed to consider he was the aggressor, and that he already had his knife out before the stabbing. Baines took issue with the report saying it was a panicked reaction, triggered by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from being

beat up in an earlier fight, and fueled by intoxication. “There were clearly elements of premeditation,” Baines told court during Tuesday’s proceedings. Baines says the youth has long standing issues with aggression, and needs to learn true empathy.

An adult sentence, said the Crown Prosecutor, would help assure rehabilitation, and re-integration in the long term. “Gordon did very well,

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The caption accompanying the photo of the CUPE job action at North Island College (page 11, Nov. 29 edition) incorrectly identified two participants. They are Naida Catheryn Brotchie and Caroline Kennard. The Gazette regrets these errors.

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Tsunami info on the horizon A O’Toole Gazette staff Mayor Bev Parnham gave council the news that a new tsunami information pamphlet was moving into production. “It clearly defines all the areas and where people are to go in the event of an evacuation,” said Parnham. “It really helps clarify the issues that came up during the last warning.” The pamphlet is expected to be ready in the coming weeks, and steps are being taken to finalize its distribution. The mayor explained council is considering several avenues of delivering the booklet, and one idea being pursued is enlisting the fire brigade and other volunteer groups to go door-to-door, beginning with the areas most at risk. SALTS bursary The council moved to accept an amended bursary offer from the Sail and Life Training Society after the society removed a clause from the offer which council objected to in its previous meeting. The new offer, to fund a female youth to join the society on one of its tall ship voyages next summer, was unchanged save the removal of the prerequisite which stated that “Partner organizations must not provide or fund abortion services.” Council felt that by accepting the initial offer it could be construed as taking sides

on a divisive issue beyond its remit. The District had declined a similar offer last year on the same grounds. The new offer, while welcomed, still drew some discussion around the council table. “I know that the clause everyone was concerned about was the abortion one,” said Councillor Nikki Shaw, “but I recall that there was more to it; we have to be responsible for the youth — bringing them there and home safely, covering transportation and so on.” Mayor Bev Parnham concluded the benefits outweighed the costs. “The cost to the District could possibly be a one-way bus ticket to Victoria. The net ben-

efit could be outstanding — it could be life changing for the young person involved.”

Council Meeting Port Hardy The council did agree that it would need help selecting the nominee for the bursary and it was suggested that PHSS vice-principal Malcolm Fleeton be contacted to assist. A motion was passed to accept the offer and contact PHSS to aid in selection. Computer Use Policy As part of housekeeping, an updated Computer Use Policy was presented

to council from Jeff Long, attending his first meeting as staff since replacing recently retired Director of Corporate Services, Gloria LeGal. Long said the vastlyexpanded policy was a case of staff, “Trying to evolve and keep up with the current technology.” After some consideration the council referred the document back to staff, with councillor Jessie Hemphill pointing out some broad language in the policy that required tightening and Mayor Parnham questioning “Who’s the cop going to be on this?” The council returned the policy for clarification.

Sidewalk inspections Trevor Kushner, Director of Operational Services asked council to adopt Policy CP10.9 which governs the inspection and maintenance of sidewalks. Kushner explained the rationale as twofold: firstly a shift to a council policy gives more weight to the ordinance, and, secondly, the current system of inspecting all sidewalks in a single year was “pretty onerous.” Under the new policy the sidewalks in the District are divided into two zones, inspected on alternate years. The council agreed to adopt the policy.

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Council feels pulse of local health Alice arena to Gazette staff PORT ALICE— Alison Mitchell, cochair of the Mount Waddington Health System Stabilization Local Working Group, appeared in the delegation portion of the Port Alice Council meeting last week. Mitchell presented VIHA’s response letter to the working group to the councillors and gave some background to the letter and updates on the progress made. Mitchell explained that the working group was established following a series of ER closures in Port Hardy in 2011 due to physician shortages. She noted that the closures in Port Hardy impacted the other communities on the North Island, as patients traveled to other health facilities, overburdening the staff there. “We quickly realized that our health system could implode,� said Mitchell. The group established a series of goals and recommendations for the local health system focusing on stability, staffing levels, education and accessibil-

ity, and community involvement. After Mitchell’s presentation, acting Mayor Scott Roberts referred to health care in Port Alice, asking if occupational injuries were taken into consideration when deciding the medical needs of a community. While Port Alice is

thanked Mitchell for her presentation. Jubilee medals Administrator Madeline McDonald brought forward a late item to the agenda for council’s consideration. Following an initial round of awards earlier this year, the Government of Canada is inviting

Council Meeting Port Alice small in per capita terms, he pointed out, the ER there potentially has to deal with disproportionately high levels of serious injury. “It’s the front line for the mill,� he said. “Bolstering that front line should be in the planning.� Mitchell said she was personally unaware of any report that dealt specifically with visits in terms of work-related injury, but VIHA was aware of the issue. She explained that nurses in Port Alice already had specialty training and the possibility of further training was being considered to enable them to treat a wider variety of conditions. The council

a second round of nominations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medal was created to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne, and 60,000 are to be handed out this year to Canadians to honor significant achievements and contributions. With a deadline of December 31 on the horizon, council put forward two names for recommendation and resolved to return to the issue at the next meeting if additional suitable candidates arose. A motion was approved to send a letter nominating Helen Haney for her work in the com-

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munity, especially regarding her work in emergency care, and Gail Neely for her work with the recycling depot and the girl guides. Construction In her A d m i n i s t r a t o r ’s report, McDonald sought and got approval for a construction zone to be declared along Marine Drive in December while aggregate was being transported from the site of the Rumble Beach Marina Project. The designation allows off-road vehicles to be used for the transportation, a quicker and cheaper transport solution to alternative options. Council heard that dredging was to begin Dec 3, and, with council’s approval, dump trucks would take the aggregate materials for stockpiling. The motion was passed unopposed. Council also granted McDonald’s request for the release of up to $1,000 for additional signs to adequately mark the construction zone on all feeder roads to Marine Drive.

Communications The council also responded to a series of correspondence received last week. A letter from Terry Lake, Minister of Environment, was in response to council’s own letter questioning the decision of the Conservation Office Service to move one northern position to the Black Creek office. Minister Lake assured councillors that the decision was not taken lightly, and he was confident that the change provided the best coverage for the entire zone. Councillors moved to keep the lines of communication open, replying with a letter of thanks for the Minister’s response while reiterating their position that a reevaluation should be considered. In other communications, councillors moved in favour of lending their support to the DPAC’s efforts to obtain a grant for a suggested Bullying and Harassment Prevention Program, and the Powell River RD’s support for continuing the Island Coastal Economic Trust’s funding.

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RCMP nab man Gazette staff PORT McNEILL— RCMP have arrested Port Hardy resident Allan David Martin MacLeod over a string of domestic violence charges. MacLeod’s photo and description were distributed two weeks ago, with hopes members of the general public could help police find him. “Mr MacLeod was located in Port McNeill on Saturday (Nov. 24) and arrested without incident,” said Comox Valley Constable Don Sinclair. “The RCMP want to thank the public for all the tips they received.” The Comox Valley Domestic Violence Section is assisting Port Hardy RCMP on this case, which includes charges of assault with a weapon, two counts of assault, breach of probation, criminal harassment by repeated, unwanted contact and criminal harassment by watching and besetting.

“Some of the important factors which judges in other cases have used to conclude that a youth sentence would not be not long enough included things like offences that involved significant planning ... or circumstances where the expert reports said

the person was not amenable to rehabilitation.” Mulligan says that is not the case for the convicted youth, who shows genuine remorse for the crime and who has taken full advantage of all courses and programs available to him while in custody.

stigmatize the youth for life, adding there is not sufficient evidence to support adult jail time. Midway through the three-day hearing, the Denton family walked out of court upon hearing the defence would read out a letter penned by the youth.

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from page 1 and Gordon is a professional,” said Dave Denton, father of James Denton, who was 19 when he stabbed twice in 2011 and later died from his wounds. “Gordon does it right, and he just wants what is right, and this guy has gotta be looked at for a lot of years to come.” “I only have one comment, and that is both families are very sorry for what has happened, and that is it,” said Wayne Kennedy, supporter for the family of the convicted teen. Meanwhile, defence lawyer Michael Mulligan says the youth should not be on parole at the age of 66, for a crime committed when he was 16. And Mulligan cited other cases to argue there is not sufficient evidence for an adult sentence.

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Current and former North Island Eagles hockey players gather after their annual Alumni Hamper Fund Benefit game Saturday at Chilton Regional Arena in Port McNeill. The event raised $444 and numerous boxes of toy and food donations. J.R. Rardon

Hockey helps Hamper Fund help others Gazette staff PORT McNEILL— The North Island Eagles rep hockey club has long been a supporter of the Gazette Hamper Fund. Saturday evening in Port McNeill, the club was back at it with its second annual MidgetAlumni benefit game. The event drew numerous fans to Chilton Regional Arena, and they were generous with donations of toys and nonperishable food items. A 50/50 draw and donation tin raised an additional $444 in cash for the cause. As a bonus to fans, the teams engaged in a close, competitive contest eventually won by the alumni, 7-6. Hamper hot dogs Hardy Buoys Seafood of Port Hardy elected to help out the Hamper Fund with an in-house lunch event in late November, and raised nearly $182 through the hot dog feed in the employee break room. The company is also contributing with a donation box for toys and non-perishable food items. Guido’s punch card Cafe Guido in Port Hardy is offering an

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Advent Punch Card to help cheer the holiday season while contributing to local charities, including the Hamper Fund. Based on the tradition of the Advent Calendar, each day brings with it a little surprise and a treat. The price of the cards is $20, all of which is donated to the charity of the customer’s choice. Pick up an Advent Calendar punch card for yourself, or give one or more as gifts to friends and loved ones. Bingo! Port McNeill Lions Club will host its popular annual Turkey Bingo Saturday, Dec. 15, as a Gazette Hamper Fund benefit.

Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to the Lions Hall as a donation. Turkey Bingo begins at 7 p.m. Deadline reminder The deadline for

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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

Enjoy the show, folks Amid the mad scramble to round up the last of the Christmas gifts and finish the holiday-season errands, it is easy to forget the payoff at the end of the frenzy — the time spent enjoying the company of loved ones and friends. Fortunately, North Islanders are doing a fine job of providing diversion in the form of seasonal entertainment. Last weekend we were treated to Team Charlton Highland Dancers’ annual Celtic Christmas show in both Port Hardy and Port McNeill. Gate House Community Theatre in Port McNeill invited kids for free treats and a holiday movie while meeting Santa Friday night. Port Hardy’s Angie Clance organized her third annual Santa Parade Sunday, which was a big success between the sidewalks even if a torrential downpour likely depressed spectator attendance. The fun keeps coming in the next couple weeks, starting with the fifth annual Portside Academy of Performing Arts presentation of the Nutcracker ballet this weekend in Port McNeill. The following weekend, the Port Alice Community Centre offers two shows by magician Greg Ladret, one during Saturday night’s senior potluck dinner and one the following day after the kids’ breakfast with Santa. Those who have organized these events deserve support for their efforts.

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It rained not only cats and dogs, but lumps of coal during the annual Santa Parade Sunday in Port Hardy, limiting turnout for the event.

Will truth die on Deficit Hill? VICTORIA – Whatever happens in the provincial election five months from now, taxpayers should insist that it be the last spring vote. The integrity of public financial information is the next vital step in reform, even more important than scheduled election dates. The B.C. Liberals have put millions into TV ads that insist the 2013 budget will struggle into the black. This is the hill Christy Clark has chosen to die on. Glen Clark set the modern bar with his 1996 election budget. After a run of red ink, it conjured a tidy little surplus that helped the NDP squeak out a win over Gordon Campbell. Campbell’s noisy exit had its roots in his 2009 fudge-it budget, which clung to an outdated $500-million deficit forecast. After the election, British Columbians found out we were really $2.8 billion in the red. Not one to waste a good

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crisis, Campbell ordered the harmonized sales tax. Now Premier Clark and Finance Minister Mike de Jong are proposing to balance the budget and shut down the HST money machine. Clark gave a speech in Coquitlam last week, warning it “won’t be pretty.” And it’s not. In September the current-year deficit forecast jumped above $1 billion, largely due to natural gas. Natural gas royalties are bumping along the bot-

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tom, no big change there. But now coal prices and shipments are down, and a slow real estate market has pinched the flow of cash from property purchase tax. I erred in a previous column, saying this year’s deficit is partly due to a staged repayment of federal HST transition money. Not so. That entire $1.6 billion was booked in last year’s budget, pushing that deficit to a record $3 billion. This means the current $1.5 billion bleeder is based strictly on current revenues, debt servicing and spending. So how is this sucking chest wound going to suddenly heal next spring? De Jong provided an early version of his answer in his September financial statement. Amazingly, it projects a recovery of more than $100 million in natural gas royalties next year. Hmmm. Liquefied natural gas exports to Asia are still years away, and the U.S. is developing its own shale gas and shale A member of

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oil reserves. In another forecasted miracle, sales tax revenue is expected to dip by a mere $120 million as the old PST returns next year. In 2014 it is projected to bounce right back to where it is today, around $6.1 billion. That’s odd. When former finance minister Kevin Falcon announced the transition last May, he described annual revenue loss of about $500 million the first year, and more than $600 million the next. Granted, business investment credits and HST rebates to the poor also end, saving the government a pile of cash as this significant tax reform dies. But it still looks like another fudge-it budget, designed to help another premier avoid the political graveyard at the foot of Deficit Hill. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca.

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Ho ho hope to Province the key in ferry talks hear from you Dear boys and girls, ladies and gents, It’s me, Mrs. Claus. As you know, this is a busy time of year up here at the North Pole and we’re very excited that Christmas is less than four weeks away! Already the letters to Santa are piling up at the North Pole post office. With all the ways to get in touch with Santa, Santa’s mailbox and inbox are filling up fast! Well this year, I’ve decided to step in and take part in the fun. I’ll be helping Santa reply to the letters this year. In fact, tonight Santa and I plan to nestle in front of the fire with a warm cup of milk and cookies and reply to a batch of letters. Writing a letter is so much fun. I know you like it too — we’ve been getting letters since July from boys and girls from all over the world. You know, of course, that Santa is fluent in all languages, so whatever the language you want to write to him in, he can reply! So, send your letters along to Santa. The address is simple: Santa Claus. North Pole. And don’t forget our special postal code: H0H 0H0! Make sure you mail them by December 17. Our special postal elves at Canada Post will make sure they get to us, and we’ll answer every single one of them - more than 20 million in the past 30 years! Mrs. Claus North Pole

Give 'L's room Dear editor, As a driving school instructor I have noticed in the last while the increase in other drivers not giving student drivers the space they need when learning to drive. The “L” magnet first came into place to help differentiate a new driver from that of a seasoned one. It was supposed to encourage people to increase their following distance due to the unpredictable nature of a learner. What I have observed more and more are people following far too closely. This increases the anxiety for an “L” when people are tailgating. Also, new drivers can be unpredictable and you should keep extra distance in case they stop suddenly or make an erratic maneuver. Another thing I have noticed is the need for people to “teach the student driver a lesson”. If my student does not speed up quickly enough for your liking when merging into traffic or making a lane change, do not increase

your speed to the point where all we see is your grill in our rear view mirror. Rest assured I am in the car asking my student to accelerate and get up to the speed of traffic. If I don’t think my student can merge safely I will tell them not to do so before they merge into traffic. I have been driving long enough to know that your speed has not remained constant and the you are somehow trying to prove a point with your behaviour. I guess what I am saying is this: we don’t have rush hour traffic or many of the other factors city drivers have. There really isn’t the need to be in a hurry. Try to remember what it was like when you learned how to drive and cut the next student driver you see just a bit of slack when they do something you don’t think they should be doing. We were all learners at some stage in our driving life. Sincerely, Gaby Wickstrom Oceanview Driving School Ltd.

Letters to the editor

To the editor, Thank you for the detailed and valuable coverage of the ferry consultation meeting that was held in Port Hardy on November 23. Your report contained a lot of useful information. But there’s one key point that needs to be made clear: the role of the provincial government. The Province decided to hold this consultation. The Province prepared the information in the booklets. The Province is calling for the $26 million in cuts to ferry service. For all we know, BC Ferries may be offering ideas on what sailings to target. But it’s the Province that will pull the trigger.

The Province also created the current complicated ferry system. The Province, the company and the ferry commission each play a role. But the Province’s role is the biggest. The Province decides on service levels. The Province decides how much it wants to contribute to ferry service. With that information the Commission sets fares. It’s the Province that pushed the system toward user-pay — unlike highways, transit or inland ferries. The Province chose to make users pay all the cost for badly-needed new ships. The Province chose to make users pay all the

cost of fuel price increases. The only exceptions are some government support for two new northern ships and fuel on northern routes. BC Ferries runs the ferry service. Yes that’s a big deal. And, yes, the company needs to answer for its decisions. But no management or operational decision has been big enough to break the system. The system is broken because the Province chose to make users pay crippling fares they can’t afford. The high fuel costs of the last decade and the high capital costs now, which are making up for decades of government neglect, are all falling on the backs of users.

We — representatives of ferry users and ferrydependent communities — think the system can only be fixed by looking at why users are paying all those costs. We need to ask how ferry service can support and grow coastal communities, and who should be paying for what. These are issues only the Province can rule on. We just wish the Province had put those issues on the table in this consultation. Sincerely, Marnie Crowe Jo Mrozewski Co-chairs, along with all members of the TriIsland Ferry Advisory Committee (Port McNeill, Alert Bay, Sointula)

New CIDA direction troubling Dear editor, International Cooperation Minister Julian Fantino’s newly announced direction for Canadian International Development Agency is deeply troubling. Aligning Canada’s development aid with extraction industries appears to undermine the whole purpose of aid, which is to assist others to achieve economic independence and self sufficiency. Diverting precious aid dollars to already profitable corporations that provide very little economic benefit beyond their shareholders, is cynical at best. Canada has a long and proud tradition of making a positive con-

tribution to the global community, especially in the areas of health. A chronically ill population will always function far below potential. If Minister Fantino’s intent is to help underperforming nations, Canada already has shown great success with TB-REACH and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and yet CIDA plans to severely cut funding for these programs starting next year. Diverting funds from proven successful, lifesaving programs such as these is a direction that advocates for the world’s poor could never endorse. That this is the same government that quashed the proposed

mining accountability act, which would have imposed a very minimal code of ethical conduct on Canadian mining companies operating in the developing world, makes me question the sincerity of CIDA’s new approach. Is CIDA to become a shill for Canadian extraction industries? Aid to become a source of profit? If Mr. Fantino is really concerned about the world’s poor, funding for proven health programs like TB-REACH and The Global Fund must be restored. Nathaniel Poole Victoria, B.C.

West End stories sought for book Dear editor, “Growing Up in Vancouver’s West End”, a project telling what it was like to grow up in the West End of Vancouver, has been initiated recently by three old classmates from the area. Many stories and letters have been received already from former students and residents. The bulk of stories received thus far deal with events and relationships in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Many themes are evident including colourful stories about bootlegging, gambling, sports, hangouts, school

days, and the risks and adventure of living in and around the downtown core. This project will result in a book about living and growing up in the West End and also an archive of stories and information about the area for researchers and the public. Essentially, it is about growing up in Vancouver’s West End through stories and letters from old West Enders. It will be a history of the people and by the people rather than a more traditional historical piece. A major task facing the organizers of the project is to reach a wide

number of people who resided in the West End during their childhood and youth. We want to expand the scope of the endeavour to include stories and accounts that describe life across several eras. To that end, we invite people who grew up in the West End to contact us by email at gazpen@ gmail.com. We believe that our completed work will be a welcome addition to the cultural history of our city. Gary Pennington, EdD Roberts Creek, B.C.

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Panel discusses future of North Island forestry J.R. Rardon Gazette editor PORT McNEILL— Forestry professionals and others interested in the health of forestry on North Vancouver Island were provided a draft copy of the Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities initiative during a meeting held here late in November. The next eyes to see the report will belong to those empowered with forming policies that will direct forest management in B.C. “It is out, it’s out to the political parties, and we’re encouraging them to considering it in developing their election platform for next May,” said Bill Bourgeois, provincial chair of Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities and author of the draft report. The final strategic plan is expected to be completed early in 2013, in advance of the provincial election in May. “The concept is to get A logger examines trees during a fire abatement each community’s input into the future of our forforest-clearing exercise near Woss in 2009. J.R. Rardon ests, combine that with the

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Following the formal presentations, a questionand-answer session ranged across a wide spectrum of concerns and interests. They included community forests and woodlots, silvaculture tenures, thinning of forests by removing juvenile trees, and the possibility of restoring a commercial-level sawmill on Vancouver Island. “Why don’t we have a sawmill providing 90 or 100 jobs, instead of exporting all our logs?” asked Wilhelm Waldstein of Port Hardy. Input into the strategic plan will continue to be accepted until the end of December at the Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities website, bcforestconversation.com. Bourgeois encouraged those in attendance, and the rest of the community, to participate. “I want to challenge the people here,” Bourgeois said. “You have to decide what you want from your forests. That’s up to your community to decide.

North Island Crisis & Counselling Centre invites everyone to join us for a Candlelight Vigil:

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Santa stopped off in Port McNeill Friday night to greet children and oversee the annual lighting of the town tree. Clockwise from above, Santa strolls with kids from the tree to Gate House Theatre; Adele Blid and Sydney Cote share their gift wishes; and Cyarra McAstocker enjoys a moment with the jolly old elf. J.R. Rardon

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Santa rolled into Port Hardy in style Sunday, high atop a fire engine in the third annual Santa Parade. Clockwise from above, the parade winds its way down Gray Street; a waterproof poncho was a useful accessory during the heavy downpour that accompanied the parade; a woman shoots Santa’s picture atop the fire engine; Mrs. Claus and Santa (Kirsten Strussi and Mitchell Stead) are joined by elf Winona Stead as they queue for the parade’s start at Thunderbird Mall. A O’Toole, J.R. Rardon

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Just for You I would like to thank the ambulance attendants, Dr. Sheppard, Dr. Sung, all the nurses, Lab techs and staff at the Port Hardy hospital for taking such wonderful care of me. To friends & family: Thanks for all the cards, flowers, phone calls, delicious meals and goodies. It sure helped. To my guardian angels: My daughter Julie, sister Carol and friend Mika… Thank you. It’s been 5 years since you’ve been gone. We miss you everyday. The memories of your smile, your voice, your love is what keeps us going. We know you are happy because you have your Gail now. You both are happy and healthy and with each other again forever. 3x3 Bill & Gail Love the Harrisons

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North Island Life Getting jiggy with it... Gazette staff The Team Charlton Highland Dancers played to packed houses in Port Hardy and Port McNeill last weekend for their annual Celtic Christmas show. The event starred local dancers of all experience levels, from the beginners practicing their first steps, to the senior dancers who were involved in choreography and music choice. The performance also featured

a special guest dancer in Ross Armour, a former world champion in the discipline. The audiences were treated to a range of dance styles too, from the traditional Irish jig and Scottish Sword to contemporary Celtic interpretations of One Direction and Abba. Armour took to the stage for three solo numbers and the Dancer in Training—Highland Fling, which demonstrated how

steps evolve as the dancer gains experience, before joining the senior dancers for the popular Robert Hutton Hornpipe. All the performers took the stage for one final fling as the closing act of the show. Each of the dancers had a moment in the spotlight during the course of a well-produced, enjoyable show. Here’s a few picture highlights from the show...

Clockwise from left: Xandryn Frost of Port McNeill and Abigail McCorquodale of Port Hardy go for a spin in the shadow of a large Christmas tree at Gate House Theatre Sunday during the annual Celtic Christmas Highland dance show hosted by the Team Charlton Highland Dancers; Georgia Walkus takes to the air during the Go Go Girls act, flanked by Jenna Brown and Xandryn Frost in Port Hardy. Featured performer Ross Armour of Vancouver kicks up his heels during an Irish jig; The entire cast of the show take to the stage for their final number in Port Hardy; Joelle Wigard takes to the air flanked by Jerzie Cheetham and Shreya Narayan; Some of the junior members from the Team Charlton Highland Dancers take to the floor and prepare to demonstrate the Pas de Basque; Jerzie Cheetham, Abigail McCorquodale and Emily Walker performing the Irish jig in Port McNeill; Kacie Brittain performs an acrobatic leap flanked by Kale Iceton and Heather McKenzie as the trio perform the Earl of Errol.

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Gazette Christmas Contests

Christmas Story Contest Open to children of all ages The North Island Gazette is holding our annual Christmas story contest. Writers can enter in three categories: Grades K-3; 4-7; 8-12 Please restrict your entries to a maximum of 300 words. The Gazette will publish winning entries and runners-up December 20. Entries are judged by a panel of community volunteers. The entry deadline is Monday, December 10. Include your full name, grade and your school. We prefer stories be emailed to production@northislandgazette. com. or drop it off to the Gazette office 7305 Market St., Port Hardy.

Colouring Contest Open to children of all ages 4 categories ages: Ages 0-5; 6-8; 9-12; 13 & up Please provide name, age, school, grade and phone number on the back of your colouring contest submission.

Starting sentence for the story is: Steven could barely sleep on Christmas Eve he was so excited. He had just closed his eyes when he felt a weight on his bed as though someone had just sat down. He sat up and turned on the light and his jaw fell open as he saw an elf standing on his bed. “Santa needs your help,” he said…

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on deck Tell us about items of interest to the sports community. December 7 Men’s hockey A League: Islanders at Warriors, 9:15 p.m., Port Hardy. December 8 Rep hockey North Island Eagles atoms host Cowichan Valley, 12:30 p.m., Port Alice; Eagles peewees host Juan de Fuca, 2:15 p.m., Port Alice; Eagles midgets host Nanaimo, 2:30 p.m., Port Hardy. Men’s hockey B League: Pioneers at Smokers, 4:45 p.m., Port Hardy; Rookies vs. Whalers, 9:15 p.m., Port Hardy. December 8-9 Minor hockey Port McNeill Minor Hockey peewee tournament at Chilton Regional Arena; 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Concession, raffle prize table, 50/50 draws, more. December 9 Rep hockey North Island Eagles midgets host Nanaimo, 9 a.m., Port Hardy; Eagles peewees host Campbell River, 1:15 p.m., Port Hardy. Men’s hockey B League: Whalers at Pioneers, 7 p.m., Port McNeill; Stars vs. Smokers, 8:45 p.m., Port Hardy. December 14 Men’s hockey A League: Warriors at Islanders, 8 p.m., Port Alice; Mustangs at Bulls, 9:15 p.m., Port Hardy. December 15 Rep hockey North Island Eagles atoms host Comox, 2:30 p.m., Port McNeill; Eagles midgets host Sooke, 4:15 p.m., Port McNeill. Minor hockey Port Hardy Minor Hockey peanut jamboree, 8 a.m-1:45 p.m., Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena. Raffle table, 50/50 draw, concession, more.

Doug McCorquodale lines up a shot during the B final of the Bill Gurney Memorial Men's Bonspiel at Broughton Curling Club in Port McNeill Sunday. J.R. Rardon

Father knows best in bonspiel J.R. Rardon Gazette editor PORT McNEILL— While she stood in the lounge of Broughton Curling Club watching the finals of the Bill Gurney Memorial Men’s Bonspiel Sunday, Deb Balcke was asked which team she was rooting for in the A final. “Oh, no,” she said, throwing up her hands. “I’m Switzerland.” The options to her professed neutrality were to back either her husband Mike or her son, Keith, the local club curlers who squared off in a rare father-son matchup after battling their way through their respective halves of the bracket. “It’s hard to do,” said Keith Balcke. “First, you’ve got to get drawn into different sides of the bracket so you don’t meet up earlier. Then you’ve got to win, of course.” Until the next-tolast rock of the A final, father and son

both managed the feat. That’s when Keith was unable to pull off a degree-of-difficulty, double-carom attempt to clear two stones Mike Balcke had deposited in the house behind a veritable regiment of guards. That allowed Mike to pocket his hammer and bragging rights for a year with a 7-5 victory. “He had a circus shot at the end, and that was a tough spot to be in,” said Mike Balcke, who was joined by Clint Fiske, Matt Merritt and Ray Abdai. “They got a couple rocks buried, and I couldn’t get ‘em out,” Keith shrugged. “It was a good game, though. That steal on (end) two was the problem.” Mike Balcke grabbed a routine point in the opening end by taking Keith out of a wideopen house, then stole two more in the second when Keith flew a takeout attempt past his target.

“With the hammer I was going to play it clean,” said Mike, who did just that throughout much of the final. “You don’t want to junk it up, because then anything can happen.” Port Hardy’s Doug McCorquodale claimed the B final over Port McNeill veteran Doug Parke, forcing handshakes after taking a 6-2 lead into the seventh end and making the clinching steal. M c C o r q u o d a l e ’s rink included Mike DesRochers, Brendan Brown and Mike McCulley. Parke curled with Jens Russe, Keith Balcke watches his sweepers while Mel Ward and Doug his father, Mike Balcke, looks on during Anweiller, with Tom Baker filling in for Sunday's A final. Keith was able to of the season for Russe in the final. Port McNeill’s Ron recover with a three- Keith’s rink, which Downey built a big point pickup in the included Don Riehl, lead and held off a late third, using a nifty wide Nick Russell and Matt charge by Courtenay’s curl with his hammer Tjepkema. Somewhat ironically, Brent Aitken to win the to tie the match 3-3. But the teams traded Mike Balcke secured C Final, 6-5. Downey’s points the rest of the the clinching points in rink was skipped by way, and dad was left the final end despite Kevin Weinreich of with the hammer in the all the clutter in and Nanaimo and included in front of the 12-foot Tim Chester and Paul final end. Bastarache. It was the first loss circle.

C o i n c i d e n t a l l y, Aitken was joined at the bonspiel by another Courtenay rink skipped by his son, Brad Aitken. Like the Balckes, the Aitkens squared off head-to-head last weekend, but it came in a C bracket loser-out match Saturday afternoon. Asked if he and his son had ever squared off in the A final of a bonspiel, Brent did not take long to consider. “No,” he said. “We’ve won an A final curling together, but we never played against each other in one.” The Balckes’ unusual father-son matchup created the expected associated jokes. Before the teams even took the ice, Keith Balcke offered a visitor some investment advice. “Are you a betting man?” he asked. “Bet on Balcke.” For one weekend, at least, that was easy money.


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North Island Eagles midget Chad Bell moves the puck ahead against alumni defender Ryan Rushton during Saturday's Gazette Hamper Fund benefit game in Port McNeill. At right, Bonnie Barrett gives Port McNeill peanut skater Taylor McAstocker a lift for the halftime show. J.R. Rardon

Alumni win again — barely J.R. Rardon Gazette editor PORT McNEILL— In just its second year, the North Island Eagles hockey program’s alumni game has proven a boon to a good cause. And this time, it resulted in some good hockey, as well. John Murgatroyd scored a hat trick and Tom Cessford broke a third-period tie to put the alumni ahead for good in their 7-6 victory over the Eagles rep midgets Saturday at Chilton Regional Arena. The game drew more than a hundred fans who contributed toys, food and more than $400 to the Gazette Hamper Fund, which distributes Christmas hampers each year to needy North Island families. While the “old-timers” never trailed in the contest, they also were never able to pull away as they did in a 10-4 romp over an energetic but undisciplined group of midgets a year ago. After watching his squad be dismantled by the cagey and opportunistic veterans in the inaugural Hamper Fund benefit game, midget head coach Mike Bell decided it should be more than a wide-open, no-defence “all-star” showcase. Instead, he turned it into a teaching moment.

North Island Eagles midget goalie Stevyn Ruel squares away to stop a shot by Eagles alumnus Adam Dmetrichuk Saturday during the annual Alumni Hamper Fund game in Port McNeill.

“We told the guys to stay back in the neutral zone and not chase,” midget coach Mike Bell. “If you wind up chasing these guys, you’ve already lost.” The primary objects of interest were Murgatroyd and linemates Chris Dutcyvich and Al Rushton, who have skated together for some combination of the Port McNeill Ice Devils, Port McNeill Mustangs and North Island Capitals for as many years as the current midgets have been able to stand upright on skates. Well aware of the tendency of the alumni to sneak players behind the defence for a long lead pass at the opposite blue line, Bell and assistant coach Rob

Brittain instructed the midgets to maintain positional play while still utilizing their speed and conditioning to push the play in the offensive zone. Bell’s son, Chad Bell, proved a recurrent headache to the alumni, factoring in five of the six midget scores with two goals and three assists. After Murgatroyd opened the scoring with an unassisted goal, his crossing pass to Ethan Shaw on a 2-on-1 rush led to a goal that tied the game 1-1 at 3:51 of the opening period. Another Murgatroyd score made it 2-1 after one period, and scores by Bill Rushton and Glenn Moore pushed the alumni ahead 4-1 midway through the

second. But the midgets blunted the momentum. Barely a minute after Moore’s goal, Bell found teammate Riley Browne behind the defence for a breakaway goal that made it 4-2, then he found the net himself on a power play at 10:40 of the second to make it 4-3. After an ice-cleaning break that featured entertainment by the Port McNeill Minor Hockey initiation “peanut” skaters, the midgets quickly tied it when alumni goalie ranged far from the net to play the puck only to be beaten by Eric Kennelly, who beat him for an unassisted score at 16:30. About this time, Al Rushton noted, “This gets harder every year.”

And Murgatroyd, skating from the far end of the rink for a face-off following an icing call, jokingly huffed and puffed as he reached the circle. But the veterans weren’t finished, and utilized exactly the strategy the midget coaches had hoped to avoid to take the lead for good. An unchecked Cessford, parked off the right post, beat midget goalie Alex Howard point-blank off a crossing pass from Joe Murgatroyd at 3:15 of the third period for a 5-4 lead, and another defensive breakdown gave Dutcyvich a breakaway less than a minute later. Howard was up to the task with the initial save, but Murgatroyd was johnny-on-the-spot for the easy rebound tap-in to complete his hat trick. The alumni seemed to put things away just 48 seconds later, taking a 7-4 lead when Moore took a long lead pass from Marty Gage and netted a breakaway at 4:53. But the midgets regrouped defensively, shutting down the alums the rest of the way. Chad Bell and Kennelly each added goals down the stretch to provide the final margin. See related Hamper Fund story on page 5, and more online.

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Novices put on a show in Hardy tourney Gazette staff PORT HARDY—The local novice hockey contingent were joined by a team from Campbell River this weekend as they took place in the Port Hardy Novice Tournament, held Dec 1-2 in the Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena in Port Hardy. Two teams from Port Hardy, two from Port McNeill and a Port Alice side took to the ice along with the down-island representatives for a

two-day, round-robin format tourney with an emphasis on fun for the competitors. The event also had fundraising aspects as the organizers offered a puck toss and raffle to the healthy crowd cheering on the young athletes. For a complete list of game scores and local goal scorers at the tournament, check the Sports Scoreboard section, found at the bottom of this page.

Clockwise from above: The ref blows for a goal after Taylor Spafford puts the puck in against Campbell River. The goal was assisted by Tyler Roper, also pictured, who weaved through the defence before seeing his close-range shot deflect off the goalie's pad; William Grant of Port McNeill attempts a shot at Brooke Mercer in goal for Port Hardy while under pressure from Owen Wilson; Port Alice's Tyler Roper wheels away in celebration after adding another to his tally against Campbell River; Port Hardy's Tye Morash takes a shot at Mark Isaac in Port McNeill's goal while Cole Klughart chases him down. A O'Toole

Sports Scoreboard HOCKEY Port Hardy Novice Tournament Dec. 1-2 Port Hardy #1 3, Port McNeill#2 3. Port Hardy goals: David Klatt 3; Port McNeill goals: Tristan Mardell, Matthew Datos, Cole Klughart. Port Alice 11, Port Hardy#2 2. Port Alice goals: Tyler Roper 10, Taylor Spafford; Port Hardy goals: Brandon Brotchie, Tye Morash. Port McNeill#2 9, Campbell River 5. Port McNeill goals: Daunte McKinney 7, William Grant 2. Port McNeill#1 10, Port Hardy#2 4. Port McNeill goals: Cole Klughart 3, Kai Verbrugge 3, Tristan Mardell 2, Matthew Datos, Justin Hilts; Port Hardy goals: Tye Morash 3, Rory Sinden. Port Alice 11, Camp. River 9. Port Alice goals: Tyler Roper 10,

Taylor Spafford. Port McNeill#2 12, Port Hardy#1 9. Port McNeill goals: William Grant 4, Manning Browne 3, Daunte McKinney 3, Kai Orr, Skylar Evans; Port Hardy goals: David Klatt 4, Griffin Handley 3, Mason Northey, Owen Wilson. Port McNeill#1 10, Port Alice 8. Port McNeill goals: Tristan Mardell 5, Cole Klughart 3, Kai Verbrugge 2; Port Alice goals: Tyler Roper 8. Port McNeill#2 9, Port Hardy#2 3. Port McNeill goals: Daunte McKinney 4, Evan Manke 3, William Grant 2; Port Hardy goals: Tye Morash 2, Solomon Melan. Camp. River 5, Port Hardy#1 1. Port Hardy goal: Griffin Handley. Port Alice 8, Port McNeill#2 7 Port Alice goals: Tyler Roper 8; Port McNeill goals: Daunte McKinney 2, Evan Manke 2, William Grant 2, Skylar Evans. Campbell River 15, Port

Hardy#2 4. Port Hardy goals: Tye Morash 4. Port McNeill#1 11, Port Hardy#1 5. Port McNeill goals: Tristan Mardell 5, Kai Verbrugge 4, Matthew Datos, Ethan Hunt; Port Hardy goals: David Klatt 3, Griffin Handley 2.

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Late rally lifts atoms to victory J.R. Rardon Gazette editor PORT McNEILL— When the Sooke Thunderbirds charged from behind to tie Saturday’s atom development hockey game in Port Alice, the host North Island Eagles had no response. The next day, the Eagles displayed an impressive counterpunch. Luke Gage scored to snap a tie in the last minute and a half, and the Eagles went on to a 9-7 Vancouver Island Hockey League win over Sooke at Chilton Regional Arena in Port McNeill. In Port Alice Saturday, Gage’s goal at 4:34 of the third period gave the Eagles a 5-2 advantage. But Sooke responded with a natural hat trick from Chris Piatkowski over the final 8:49 to earn the 5-5 draw. In Sunday’s see-saw rematch, the visitors again fought from behind, even taking a 7-6 lead before the Eagles rallied. “A real roller-coaster

ride,” Eagles coach Marty Gage said. “My favourite part was how they showed a lot of heart. “When a team starts to gain momentum, it can be hard to stop that momentum. Today, our guys never stopped fighting.” With the score knotted 7-7, Luke Gage, knocked to his knees just in front of the crease, punched home a rebound off a Rhys Dutcyvich shot from the wing for the game-winner at 18:33. Payton Laming added an insurance score on another point-blank rebound shot with just 55 seconds remaining. Mathew Saunders capped his hat trick with the tying goal at 17:12 of the third, ending a 15-minute scoreless drought that saw the visitors turn a 6-3 deficit into a 7-6 lead with four unanswered goals. Laming and Ryan Patterson both finished with two goals, Dutcyvich had a goal and four assists

North Island Eagles Ryan Patterson and Payton Laming celebrate Laming's third-period goal in Sunday's atom development victory over Sooke Sunday in Port McNeill. J.R. Rardon

and Luke Gage had a goal and two assists in the win. First-year goalie Kayden Jones earned the win in net. Laming, Patterson and Keenan Saunders, who was

named player of the game, each added assists. “I can’t say enough about the passing,” Marty Gage said. “This was the most unselfish game we’ve

played.” After spotting Sooke an early lead Saturday in Port Alice, the Eagles got a goal from Dutcyvich in the last 15 seconds of the open-

ing period to force a 1-1 tie, and that score carried into the second half of the contest. After the Zamboni break, both teams got busy. Gage and Liem Wadhams notched goals in the latter part of the second period to stake the hosts to a 3-1 lead before Sooke answered with just 17 seconds left in the period to make it 3-2. The Eagles padded their advantage when Ryan Patterson scored off a Keenan Saunders assist just 25 seconds into the third, and Gage made it 5-2 on his unassisted score just more than four minutes later. That set up Sooke’s big comeback over the final nine minutes. “These teams are very evenly matched,” Marty Gage said. “That’s the way it should be.” Mathew Saunders, Keenan Saunders (no relation) and Laming each had assists in the game.

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North Island Eagles peewee Mandy Foldy stretches for the puck in front of Peninsula goalie Michael Waite Sunday in Port McNeill. J.R. Rardon

Peninsula outduels peewees Gazette staff PORT McNEILL— Back home after a successful road trip that provided their first win of the season, the North Island Eagles peewees found their momentum blunted by the Peninsula hockey club in a pair of weekend contests at Chilton Regional Arena. Two goals by David Charlie were not enough Saturday as Peninsula

handed the Eagles a 7-2 defeat in Saturday’s exhibition game. In Sunday’s rematch, a Vancouver Island Hockey League Division 4 contest, Peninsula used a fast start and a strong goaltending effort to score a 7-1 victory. After Peninsula jumped to a 3-0 firstperiod lead, Clayton Bono scored off a Carson Strang assist

with 2:07 left in the period to make it 3-1. The game then turned defensive, but a hard-luck goal midway through the second, on a turnover in their own zone after a nice save by goalie Michael McLaughlin, left the peewees down 4-1 at the ice-cleaning intermission, and Peninsula goalie Michael Waite rebuffed each of their challenges after the

break. Sawyer Ingham provided the rest of the game’s scoring, posting a natural hat trick across the second and third periods, but the play on the ice was much more even than the score indicated. In Saturday’s opening game, the Eagles also hung tight until the visitors put it away with a late flurry of goals.

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Clockwise from left: Bert stands guard over the Mad Hatter table as Cheryl Verbrugge of Port McNeill crochets another toque during the annual Christmas Showcase of Arts and Crafts in Port McNeill Saturday; Shoppers are reflected in a glass candle display; Charlotte Rushant of Port McNeill, 3, holds up a small heart pendant while perusing a jewelery display; Sophia Von Schilling has strong reservations about joining her mother Amy Beetham in close proximity to Santa and helper Hunter Phillips for a photo at the Guide/ Scout Hall; Bonnie Murgaroyd shows her variety of homemade soaps to Valdene Bono. J.R. Rardon

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BC Regional chief re-elected Gazette staff The First Nations Summit (FNS) congratulates Jody WilsonRaybould (Puglaas) on her 1st ballot re-elec-

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Above left: Nigel Walkus and Thomas Henderson are attended by Darryl Coon as they perform the Hamsamala during the Winter Yayuma at Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School last week; Above right: Mountain goat hunters Tyrone George and Seth Walkus are accompanied by their “hunting dog” Philip Walkus during the annual Winter Yayuma. Reed Allen

SD85 to gather input on trustees and planning Gazette staff School District 85 kicked off a tour of local communities this week designed to gather public input on its strategic plan and the makeup of its board of trustees. The first of five public meetings, which will take place through Jan. 23, was held last night at North Island Secondary School in Port McNeill. The next sessions will take place next Tuesday and Wednesday in Sointula and Alert Bay, respectively. The tour wraps up with meetings in Port Alice and Port Hardy in January. “Our strategic plan is out of date, and we’re going to the community for feedback on how we might deal with that,” said Scott Benwell, SD85 superintendent. Treasurer John Martin will also lead a discussion on the number and representation of trustees going forward. “In the last census we found we have a trustee in one area representing 200 people while another trustee

represents 2,500,” Benwell said. “Do we want to do something about that?” Benwell said the responsible thing for the school district to do is to gather that information in advance of the next civic election, as it would have to approach Elections BC about and changes to the makeup of trustees’ areas. Information from last night’s meeting was not available, as it took place after the Gazette went to press. The meetings are not designed to roll out strategic plans or even necessarily to formulate them, Benwell said. Additional public input toward an eventual strategic plan update will include an online forum, with families encouraged to provide its input through school-specific sites accessible through the district’s web page. “We feel people relate more closely to the school their children attend,” Benwell said. “This way will also help each of the schools develop their

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Hurricane hit hard in 1907 Winters on the North Island can bring strong winds and stormy weather, but a storm in the early 1900s was particularly noteworthy. The Victoria Colonist reported that on Dec. 23, 1907, a severe hurricane hit the North Island. The storm tossed around boats, knocked down a considerable amount of timber, and caused many injuries and at least one fatality. The paper called the storm “the worst ever experienced at the North end of the Island.” The “hurricane,” however, is not recorded historically in weather journals of the time, although locally the effects of the storm were reported from Port Alberni to Cape Scott. Passengers on the Steamer Amur, which was tied up at the Yreka mine wharf when the storm hit, had their on-board concert interrupted when the boat began rolling beam to beam and one of the cabin doors flew off. Luckily it was not lost because it was caught up on a meat hook at

Damage from the 1907 storm on the North Island is visible Courtesy of Gwen Hansen behind the Quatsino sawmill.

the stern of the vessel as it flew by. One of the unlucky passengers, who ventured outside during the storm, reportedly lost his false teeth in the gale. The trail between Port Hardy and Coal Harbour was rendered impassible due to fallen trees, and the trails between Cape Scott and Holberg also suffered serious damage. One resident near Ingersol estimated that more than 2,000 acres

A Look Back with Brenda McCorquodale

of timber near Quatsino were blown down. Some reports also said that there was barely a

tree left standing after the storm on Drake Island. During the storm, neighbours worked to brace homes in the community of Quatsino, and the school was dismissed early. Frightened children dodged flying debris to negotiate their way home. Jens Hansen of San Josef was reportedly killed when struck by a tree while attempting to flee from his house. Others sustained injuries from encoun-

ters with falling trees. Two newly constructed houses in San Josef were crushed by falling trees. In an archival interview Ken Hole reported that the following year the dried windfall erupted in a massive forest fire. The fire was so fierce it jumped Quatsino Narrows, and ships had to navigate by compass because there was no visibility due to the thick smoke. B r e n d a McCorquodale is a Port Hardy resident and North Island history enthusiast. If you have any stories or local lore you’d like to share, email her at storeysbeach@gmail. com.

In Midweek Port McNeill’s Karina Cann is ready to resume a role in Nutcracker after a year of studying abroad. See story in today’s J.R. Rardon edition of Midweek.

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It is with profound sadness that the family announces the sudden passing of Rene Desbiens on November 28, 2012. He is survived by his mother, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and so many other family members. A service will be held on December 8, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Port McNeill Lions Hall on Mine Road

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

If YES, call or email for your FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION

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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. 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.

PLACES OF WORSHIP

HOUSESITTING HOUSE/PET-SITTING. Taking bookings now for 2013. Storeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach area. Licence, references. 250-230-5002.

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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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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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EDUCATION/TRADE SCHOOLS

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INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Apply online! IHEschool.com 1-866-399-3853

ELECTRICIAN JOURNEYMAN position, Port Hardy. Residential, commercial, industrial installations & maintenance. Require valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence, electrician trade certiďŹ cate & BCTQ. Fax or email resume: 250-949-9230 or: kkelec@cablerocket.com.

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

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THE LEMARE Group is accepting resumes for the following positions: â&#x20AC;˘Grade Hoe Operator-with Coastal Logging Roadbuilding experience â&#x20AC;˘Coastal CertiďŹ ed Hand Fallers â&#x20AC;˘Coastal CertiďŹ ed Bull Buckers â&#x20AC;˘Off Highway Logging Truck Driver â&#x20AC;˘Grapple Yarder Operators 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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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.

CONNECTING JOB SEEKERS AND EMPLOYERS www.bcjobnetwork.com School District No. 85 requires the following TEMPORARY position:

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Posting #35, Noon Hour Supervisor Sea View Elem. /Jr. Sec., $19.16 per hour, 4 hours per week, until Feb. 28, 2013 or return of the incumbent. Further information regarding Position Duties and QualiďŹ cations can be found on our website at: www.sd85.bc.ca under â&#x20AC;&#x153;Career Opportunitiesâ&#x20AC;?. Please complete a CUPE Application Form which is available at our website and quote the appropriate posting number. Closing date for applications is 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. SD85 thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. This a CUPE Local 2045 position. Apply to: Mr. John Martin, Secretary-Treasurer School District No. 85, Box 90, Port Hardy, B.C. V0N 2P0

Electricians Wanted Electrical contractor, located in Port Hardy on N. Van Island. Range of service includes residential, commercial and light industrial installations and maintenance. Journeyman Electrician - Require valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licence, electrical trade certiďŹ cate, BCTQ. Group beneďŹ t package provided. Please email resume to kkelec@ cablerocket.com or fax to 250-949-9230.

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JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta) needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. $25. - $31./hour + bonus, beneďŹ ts. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-854-2845; or Email to: Chrysler@telusplanet.net

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ACCOUNTING CLERK North Island Community Services Society is seeking an Accounting Clerk, minimum of 28 hours per week with ďŹ&#x201A;exible work schedule and beneďŹ t packages. Applicants must have minimum 2 years ofďŹ ce experience with Simply Accounting and Excel. Must be a team player, but able to work independently, positive and organized. Please submit resume with cover letter by Dec. 13, 2012 via mail or email to North Island Community Services Society, Box 1028, Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0, or nicsbc@telus.net Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Term: January 2013 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 2013 â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Possibly continuing (July & August off) Job Summary: Under the direction of the Teacher in Charge, the Teacher Assistant will provide supervision of children, work with individuals and small groups of children, and assist the teachers as required in a variety of settings. QualiďŹ cations: s 3ECONDARYSCHOOLGRADUATIONWITH$OGWOOD CertiďŹ cate or equivalent) s +NOWLEDGEOFCULTURALLYAPPROPRIATESERVICESAND PROGRAMS ANDUNDERSTANDINGOFTHE+WAKIUTL&IRST Nation s 0REVIOUSWORKEXPERIENCEWORKINGWITHELEMENTARY school age in a school setting s -USTPASSA#RIMINAL2ECORD#HECKCLEARANCE Assets: s !BILITYTOMAINTAINGOODWORKINGRELATIONSHIPSAND communicate effectively with school staff, students, and their families s !BILITYTOASSISTELEMENTARYSTUDENTSINTHEIRSCHOOL work s !BILITYTOWORKINAVARIETYOFSETTINGS s !BILITYTOUNDERSTANDANDEFFECTIVELYCARRYOUTORAL and written instructions s -USTPOSSESSEFFECTIVECOMMUNICATIONAND interpersonal skills s &LEXIBLE ENTHUSIASTIC PATIENT RELIABLEAND physically robust s -USTBEWARMANDMATUREINTHEIRAPPROACHTOTHOSE children in their care Closing date for applications: Friday, December 14, 2012â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:00 pm 3UBMITCOVERINGLETTERANDRESUMETO +AREN!OKI 7AGALUS3CHOOL+WAKIUTL"AND "OX 0ORT(ARDY "#6.0 0HONE&AX   email: wagalus@cablerocket.com

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Mill & Timber Products Ltd. is a small privately owned forest company. Established in 1951, its cedar mill is located in Surrey, B.C. on the banks of the Fraser River. We specialize in Western Red Cedar Products. Our Port Hardy Woodlands operation is now accepting applications for a:

PRIVATE HOME Care. ConďŹ dential, reliable + medical training. Concierge/admin services. Free consultation 250204-1453 Email: yourplaceservices@gmail.com

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TRADES, TECHNICAL HEAVY DUTY Mechanic (Fraser Valley). We are a well established medium size contractor serving the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley area since 1969. We are recruiting a Heavy Duty Mechanic stationed at our Abbotsford shop. You will be responsible to service, maintain and repair our ďŹ&#x201A;eet of mobile paving and grading equipment in addition to undertaking basic welding and fabricating duties to upkeep equipment. Must have a good understanding of hydraulic and electrical systems and have a keen eye for preventative maintenance practice. You must have a valid class 5 BC driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and a safe driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract in order to drive our service truck to respond to ďŹ eld service requests. A min 3yr experience is needed along with Interprovincial Heavy Duty Mechanic CertiďŹ cate and you must possess an ability to work in a team environment and at times with limited supervision. This is a unionized position paying very competitive wages and an extensive beneďŹ ts package for the right candidate. Respond by email to: nickjs@telus.net

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SUBSTANTIALLY RENOVATED 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x60â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Mobile home. Move in cndt. great Starter/In law accom. New roof, New gas furnace, 100amp services. W/D, F/S incld. This mobile has all papers required through MHR. Pre Christmas Special $15, 000 delivered price Comox Valley 250-7025699

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JC ELECTRIC (250)956-2620 New Ford diesel p/u starters $199. New GM diesel p/u starters $199. New 21SI, 22SI 24V & 12V alternators $199.

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