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Alberta firm scouts northwest A TUG of war for the hearts, minds and skills of northwesterners is taking shape as demand grows for people to work on large-scale industrial projects in Western Canada. Already, one Albertabased energy company has scouted the area in hopes of attracting northwesterners. Devon Canada, which is building up a workforce of 1,200 people at its heavy oil extraction project at Jackfish

Lake, northeast of Edmonton, took part in a Province of B.C.-sponsored job fair at the Sportsplex here Nov. 16. Its pitch to potential employees is simple – you will work in Alberta but you can continue to live in B.C. thanks to its use of chartered aircraft to fly people back and forth. Chartered aircraft already fly from Vancouver and Kelowna in B.C. to Jackfish Lake and the company

That’s just 1.5 per cent of


White said Devon seized In the mean time, a local program works the company’s workforce but as that figure grows in B.C., on the idea of looking beto draw workers home. See story page 28.

will subsidize the travel of employees to get to those departure points, explains Jackson White who carries the title of Devon’s talent acquisition manager. Promotional material prepared by Devon highlight the private accommodation,

food service and recreational and fitness amenities offered by the company at its Jackfish Lake complex. To date, about 30 Devon employees live in B.C. and commute to work on a seven day in/seven day out rotation.

the company could very well add more departure points, White continued. And while it may seem odd at first that an Alberta company was taking part in a B.C. government jobs fair, the logic is simple, says White. “They still live in B.C. and they pay taxes in B.C., but they work in Alberta,” he

yond Alberta’s borders to find employees when it realized it was locked in a fruitless competition for workers within that province. Companies were poaching from each other as the number of overall workers wasn’t growing and the result was continual turnover, he said.

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Erb’s big win: one month in MEGA-MILLION lottery winner Bob Erb wants to clear up a few rumours. He’s not interested in acquiring real estate of any kind—he’s not buying a strip club, the Northern, the Inn of the West, or fixing up Little Ave.’s derelict properties. “I’ve heard all sorts of rumours, people coming up to me saying this and that,” said Erb last week while having lunch at his favourite table at a local pub. “I’m 60 years old and single,” he said. “I’m not interested in developing. My main focus is the legalization of marijuana and the local charities here in town.” It’s been just over a month since Erb, local marijuana activist, antiques dealer, seasonal construction worker, and former mayoral candidate, won $25 million from a Lotto Max ticket he bought at the Hazelton Chevron last month—and Terrace has been buzzing with stories about his generosity. Nearly everyone knows someone with an Erb story, and the general consensus tends to be that it couldn’t

have happened to a better guy. And no wonder. At this point, he says he’s given out nearly $7 million to neighbours, friends, local charities and businesses. He’s gone through half-a-dozen chequebooks at 25 cheques each. And he has plans for a $3 million trust that will give out $100,000 a year to community groups for years to come. Erb’s been pulling 18hour days entertaining family and friends who poured into town, at his invitation, after his big win. The weekend after he won, he rented out the Lodge at Skeena Landing so the people he was flying in could have a home base (other people who had reservations there switched hotels so the Erb clan could stay together). “I’m the only one out here, maybe a bit of the black sheep of the family,” Erb said. “I hadn’t seen many of those people in 20, 30, 40 years, and I just hustled them through my house in a few minutes.” His family, hailing mainly from Saskatchewan, has its roots in farming and poli-

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Here’s Lottery winner Bob Erb in his regular corner at the Back Eddy pub. He always gets the same thing for lunch­­—escargot with garlic toast. tics. His great-uncle Walter was the health minister for NDP predecessor Cooperative Commonwealth Federation premier Tommy Douglas when he introduced

health-care in the 1960s. “[I gained my] social consciousness from growing up in the ‘50s and ‘60s and having that political, grassroots connection with my

uncle,” Erb says. So when he won the lottery, deciding what to do with the money wasn’t a challenge. “After buying lottery

tickets for 40 years, I knew exactly what I was doing with the money. I was getting a little frustrated that it was taking me so long.”

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City council is talking about rebuilding the Terrace Aquatic Centre \NEWS A5

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012  Terrace Standard

From front

Erb takes care of his own His first call was to his banker, so he could set aside a trust for his grandchildren, invest $10 million in blue chip stocks, and ensure the interest on his winnings would work for him to secure a healthy nest-egg. And then he started handing out cheques. “I’ve gotta take care of my own back yard,” he said. “People who were getting their telephones cut off or had been cut off, who were supplementing their groceries and diets through food kitchens.” Over a dozen businesses were given thousands of dollars for staff needs. These are places he’s dealt with for years, like Kalum Tire, the Pacific Networking Group, All West Glass, Wightman and Smith, Safeway, where his daughter worked, and the Rosswood Community Centre—whose building is to be renovated, and has used part of the money to a vintage popcorn maker, at Erb’s request. Local charities and non-profits like Ksan House, who have been using part of their money for weekly grocery draws on their Facebook page, the Salvation Army, Branch 13 of the Royal Canadian Legion, the Greater Terrace Beautification Society, Mills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, local food banks and soup kitchens, Terrace Peaks Gymnastics Club, and Heritage Park Mu-

seum, also received large sums of money, many in the tens of thousands of dollars. “He’s being so generous, he’s always been,” said Kelsey Wiebe, curator of Heritage Park Museum, which received a $20,000 donation. The donation is a huge help to the museum, she said. “We’re on a really small budget.” She says they are still working out the details on how to spend the money, but part will be put aside to help with the downtown museum. “And we’re going to go out there and make sure he’s okay with whatever we’re doing.” Erb has sent money to several people suffering serious hardships across Canada but says they were one-time gifts. “It’s difficult to verify the truth of the story,” he said. Letters arrive at Erb’s home daily. He’s received national media attention, and a radio station in North Carolina is even looking to interview him, but he says he hasn’t read any of the stories. And although at first he said he was going to go back to work at Beutle Masonry, he’s changed his mind. “It looks like a pretty noble thing to do,” he said. “But how can I take a job from someone in the community?” An Erb family reunion is in the works, and he’s set to

take a trip across Canada in his new Lincoln Navigator and Air Stream trailer next year, but other than that, he says he just wants to focus his life’s work, the legalization of marijuana. He’s planning a marijuana legalization networking conference in Terrace for the new year, and will fly in fellow pot activists to brainstorm ways they can tackle “the greatest social injustice of the past 70 years, pot prohibition.” Erb cites opinion polls showing that up to three-quarters of Canadians support this cause. “When I was beating the drums as a young man in my early-teens and early-twenties, there was only 18 per cent support for legalization,” he said, clearly proud that the population has come around to share his views—although he wishes politicians would do the same. “There were thousands of Bob Erbs in the ‘60s, tens of thousands of Bob Erbs in the ‘70s, hundreds of thousands of Bob Erbs in the ‘80s, and there’s millions of them now in the new millennium.” But there’s only one local philanthropist Bob Erb. “I’ve been told I’m one of a kind,” he said. “I love Terrace. I challenge any of the many, many people who made their fortune in the Terrace area ... to open their pocketbooks and open their hearts.”

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Murder probe underway into death of teenager KAMLOOPS RCMP major crimes officers are continuing their investigation into the Dec. 5 murder of Summer Star Elizabeth Krista-Lee Fowler, 16, who had been living in Terrace and attending Parkside Secondary School. Her body was found by a passerby in a ravine in an undeveloped part of Kamloops, touching off an intensive probe which focussed on the 12 hours prior to the discovery. Police reports place Fowler as originally from Gitanmaax, a Gitxsan village near Hazelton, but other reports indicated she was from Gitwangak, also a Gitxsan village, approximately halfway between Terrace and Hazelton. She had family members in Terrace. Police late last week were trying to determine what took Fowler to Kamloops and they did indicate she had been there for a period of time. Terrace RCMP officers did assist their Kamloops counterparts with the investigation. A missing person report had been filed, but not with the Terrace RCMP detachment. News of a sudden death in Kamloops began surfacing early Dec. 6, as did news that Terrace RCMP officers were assisting in the investigation into the death of a 16-year-old girl. Fowler was formally identified Dec. 7 following notification of next of kin. As of late last week, the cause of death was not being released. A3

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Conditional discharge given to police officer AN RCMP officer was handed a conditional discharge after pleading guilty to a charge of criminal harassment in provincial court here Dec. 5. He will also face a formal disciplinary hearing by the RCMP. Chad King, a constable with the traffic services section for the northwest and stationed in Terrace, will have to follow probation conditions for one year to comply with the discharge, and if he does, he will not have a criminal record after that time. On Aug. 19, 2011, King was arrested for criminal harassment “in regards to a family matter,” said Terrace RCMP at the time. He was released on an undertaking with conditions that related to the people involved, said RCMP Inspector Dana Hart, who is in charge of the local detachment. At the time, King was not working and was on long-term leave but the reason for the leave wasn’t given. “Const. King remains suspended at this time and is facing a formal disciplinary hearing,” said Sgt. Rob Vermeulen, senior media relations officer RCMP E Division Commu-

nication Services, last week. He said a hearing date had not been set. A formal disciplinary hearing is convened to hear testimony, receive evidence and make a decision with respect to the allegations of misconduct, Vermeulen explained. The parties are usu-

ally represented by legal counsel, have a full and ample opportunity to present evidence, crossexamine witnesses and to make representation, he said. The hearing board follows legal principles and weighs all the circumstances. Even though King wasn’t working at the

time of the incident, the RCMP Code of Conduct applies to officers at all times whether on or off duty, said Vermeulen. King will also have to abide by a firearms prohibition for 10 years with conditions. He was also ordered to pay a $50 victim fine surcharge.

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RCMP OFFICERS found themselves dealing several times with the fall out from a party on Haugland Ave. near Mills Memorial Hospital the night of Dec. 6-7. Officers first received a phone call from a payphone at the hospital of a disturbance on Haugland. They spoke to four intoxicated people at the residence and the hospital was checked but no one required police assistance. But police were called to the residence a few hours later to deal with another disturbance which turned out to be a verbal disagreement fueled by alcohol. Those that were involved had left and others agreed to go to bed. A short time later police were called back to the hospital because one of the men from the party had injuries as a result of an assault. Police had observed these injuries on this man earlier in the evening and were told that it was the result of an accident. Police advised the man that once sober he can speak to police again.

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RCMP officers pulled over a red Nissan Pathfinder on Loen Ave. Dec. 5 that was observed to have many defects. The driver was found to be prohibited from driving and he was also found to have a second licence under an alias. This licence was checked and found to have been flagged for the driver to serve a prohibition and to have the driver’s vehicle impounded. Charges of driving while prohibited are being forwarded to Crown Counsel. The Nissan was impounded.

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A NUMBER of accidents were reported by police the last week as winter road conditions provided a challenge to some drivers. Police are reminding people to drive carefully and to drive according to road conditions.






















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News In Brief Party a problem

Skeena Salmon Management Much Improved

Fisheries and Oceans Canada managers, both locally and provincially, are to be commended for significant improvements in their management of Skeena River salmon.

Mandated harvest reductions in recent years have allowed several weak sockeye populations to begin recovery. The Skeena has also seen stronger returns and protection of other species.

Unfortunately, many salmon populations remain severely depressed and further management actions are needed to ensure they are protected and rebuilt. Such actions are not only in the long-term best interest of our wild salmon economy, they are also required by eco-certification bodies, Canada’s Wild Salmon Policy, and constitutional obligations to First Nations.

We recognize that reducing the marine harvest has had an impact on commercial fishermen and coastal communities. Those whose livelihoods and way of life have been affected deserve support, and DFO needs the resources and mandate to address these issues.

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Skeena salmon can continue to sustain us into the future if management decisions are made based on sound science. Let’s give DFO credit for doing so.

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Terrace Standard  Wednesday, December 12, 2012


The city could spend up to $8 million in aquatic centre renovations

By Lauren Benn


umulatively it’s the heftiest price tag attached to a city infrastructure project since the Sportsplex opened its doors in late 2008. Ringing in at $8 million, repairs and upgrades to the Terrace Aquatic Centre have been given serious attention during the last month’s budget deliberations in city hall, sprung from recommendations in a $22,000 report commissioned from a Vancouver architect. “We’re going to rebuild this pool over the next 10 - 15 years,” said the city’s finance director Ron Bowles, adding the report was commissioned to answer the question — rebuild or build anew? There’s a laundry list of structural repairs, enhancement and maintenance projects identified in the report for a rebuild, each categorized by varying priorities, time frames and dollars associated — ­ although the list’s order varies depending on who is talking. Vastly differing opinions on council about what should be tackled first, a firmly held first-project pick from staff with up to a $1.9 million price tag (that’s $100,000 shy of needing a referendum to proceed), and not-so-subtle hints that the city is expecting some kind of substantial revenue increase from one of its many not-yet-materialized land business ventures have made choosing a course of action a convoluted process. That process came to a halt last week during one of the city’s final budget meetings where a $1.9 million staff recommendation to expand the aquatic centre 1,600 square feet on its west side, replacing the wall with glass and adding a waterslide was wiped from the 2013 budget line-up altogether. Instead, budgeting for the project won’t show up on the city’s balance sheet until 2014 and council will re-evaluate its priorities in the springtime. The rationale is to give city leisure services director Carmen Didier more time to apply for grants to ease the impact on local taxpayers. Specifically, the grant wish list includes a federal program dispensing grants of less than $250,000 and hopes of receiving about $30,000 from the Northern Development Initiative Trust, the development agency set up with the proceeds from the sale of BC Rail to CN. Terrace Mayor Dave Pernarowski has dropped hints that a deal for one of the city’s properties may provide revenues that could be applied to the project – although whatever closed-door deals being worked on have yet to surface during the current round of city budget meetings. “We looked at it and there’s some possibilities for some new taxation,” added city finance director Ron Bowles at a council meeting last week about why administrators are recommending a pool project delay. “Would it be reasonable to say that in 2016/2017 that we’re going to see some taxation from some new construction? Well, that’s reasonable.” Another indication of this was a recommendation that the city tackle all project components with an estimated $8 million price. That recommendation came from Pernarowski at a budget meeting Nov. 19 and stands in contrast to what had been sessions featuring more cautious spending plans. He suggested that a percentage of land

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The West wall at the Terrace Aquatic Center, pictured here, is in dire need of repair. The question now is – should it be made of glass which would flood the centre with natural light, or fixed-up to look as it is for less. sales from the city be funneled into an account specifically for the purpose of community infrastructure. “This would be a reserve fund that would be specific to building community space,” said Pernarowski. Councillor Brian Downie has pointed out that the spending model applied to the project will greatly influence what gets done in what order, adding that decisions will need to be based on an understanding of how much money the city has available to it and what sort of time frame payments are spread out over. “If we only had a [set amount of money] and we had to spend it on various things... options would be different then if you’re looking at a phased approach over years and working towards it on a multi-year program,” he said. Like Pernarowski, Downie has a more liberal spending attitude toward the project, noting the importance the aquatic centre has to the community, placing emphasis on aesthetics. Out of three options listed by staff for replacing the west wall; first, by using existing materials and rebuilding the wall for $150,000; next, replacing the west wall with a glass wall for $600,000; and third, by installing the glass wall, extending the square footage of the building and including a custom water slide and accessibility improvements for $1.9 million – Downie has leaned toward the larger of the three. “Having more natural light in the pool has been brought to me as something that’s missing,” he said. “So, I can see the value in that.” He noted that as the first priority is health and safety the wall is an obvious first pick, but that the chance to replace it will only come around once. But other council members took a much

more conservative approach. “It’s an awful lot of money,” said councillor Lynne Christiansen, adding the $1.9 million first-step should be pared back, noting it’s also important to distribute money across various areas of the community. “I’m a little nervous about throwing so much money onto the recreation side,” she said. Councillor Marylin Davies agreed. “There’s no way I can support that. I don’t think we are a city that is economically able to take that step at this time,” she said. To pay for projects, money from the leisure service department’s capital budget would be pooled with money the city would borrow and pay back over the short-term – the length of which would vary depending on how much is borrowed. Some money from the city’s yearly $800,000 surplus account would also be used, said Bowles, adding grants could reduce the amount that is borrowed. He added money wouldn’t be spent in one year either. Based on the report commissioned from Bruce Carscadden Architect Inc., the firm that designed Terrace’s Sportsplex, city staff presented a list of 10 spending priorities with associated time lines and costs. As the staff-recommended first step is to spend on the slide and glass wall upgrade, councillors Bruce Bidgood and James Cordeiro raised concern about spending on aesthetics before function. “Replacing (the wall) with the same material and doing numbers one to five is the same cost as doing one with additional space and the waterslide,” said Cordeiro. But now, council will be waiting to see what, if any, new money is added to the city’s revenue total before proceeding. “We can have all of these conversations just a little bit down the road,” said Pernarowski to council members who were con-

fused about the sudden stop during the last round of budget talks. “We are just simply deferring to see if we can get more money.” “You may be putting the cart before the horse here,” said councillor Marylin Davies in response. For a closer look at the pool review and listed staff recommenations, visit this story online at

The proposal City staff suggested the following work be done: 1 – 2 years: Replace west wall with glass, expanding the space and adding a waterslide $1.87 million. 2 – 3 years: Gutter repair, replacements and upgrades at $678,000 for the leisure pool and $550,000 for the main pool; replace existing domestic water piping and fixtures for $150,000. 3 – 5 years: Replacing the main boiler at $175,000; electrical upgrades like power distribution for $35,000, lighting systems for $100,000 and the fire alarm system for $40,000. In the future: Later, there are proposals for fitness and family change room upgrades for $2.9 million, a revamped lobby area and reception desk for $1.2 million and an upgrade to the chlorination system at $250,000. Preventative maintenance: Mechanical component replacements are slated for farther in the future and upgrades to the main pool are estimated at $20,500, $17,500 for the leisure pool and $27,500 for the hot tub. Heating and ventilation modifications fall under this section as well, with $50,000 slated for duct work.



Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Terrace Standard

EDITORIAL Where next? LET’S be clear. City council was more than justified in ordering that three derelict buildings be torn down. Still, there are a number of points worth considering. First, their location. All three are on Little Ave. (named after city founder George Little), a little known street just east of the Sportsplex. Tucked away at the bottom of Birch Hill, Little Ave. is more of a one-lane graveled affair than a city street, full of potholes and arguably as derelict as the three buildings ordered torn down. If the city can order buildings demolished, who can order it to maintain its streets? And if these buildings were located in more visible areas of town, would efforts to either have them fixed up or torn down be drawn out for so many years? And where will the city strike next? There are any number of buildings in the same condition as the three Little Ave. properties. Can the city continue to ignore them? Lastly, and most importantly, is how these buildings are being used. One recently had at least one tenant. One still has tenants. There’s a nagging feeling that these structures may be the default location for housing of the last resort for people on the lowest of the rungs of the socio-economic strata, Terrace’s version of the downtown eastside of Vancouver. If that’s the case, then the tear down orders should rightly start the debate about what constitutes proper housing and how it can be provided. ESTABLISHED APRIL 27, 1988

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fter 45 years of looking forward to each week’s issue of The Western Producer ending my subscription is wrenching. But I can no longer justify paying $82.95 (plus 12 percent HST) for a newspaper designed for farmers dealing mainly with shrinking markets, expanding machinery, and invading species. Amusing articles that drew me have been cut back or eliminated. Humour has always been a draw for me but those columns are now gone. Even its op-ed pages no longer offer occasional short entertaining pieces on various topics written by unknown writers. The previous editor, Barb Glen, not only bought such articles for decent pay, she also wrote light articles on a range of topics, informative yet even whimsical. Somewhere in my files is a collection of her articles I liked enough to clip. The new editor has swung to gloomy warnings of falling commodity prices, crop failures, and income destroying weather. The only remaining columns of interest to me are on legal issues, medical conditions, and one homespun type




CLAUDETTE SANDECKI written by Ryan Taylor, a North Dakota rancher/writer/ state senator who has shared with his readers the growth of his family from firstborn to three sons now old enough to attend school, ride horseback, and make Dad appreciate his old fashioned country upbringing. My first association with The Western Producer began in the 1940s when I was a farm kid. The newspaper had a Pen Pal page lively as today’s Facebook, and introduced me to comics – Katzenjammer Kids. Blondie. Popeye. I clipped the words to songs of the day (my sister still has the scribbler I filled


nual Big Valley Jamboree in Craven, Saskatchewan. The star lineup included Pam Tillis, Dwight Yoakum, Dolly Parton, Waylon Jennings and Billy Ray Cyrus. The jamboree continues as an annual after-harvest get-together for my music loving family. All those happy associations jostled my thoughts whenever I weighed the pros and cons of renewing my subscription. As we age, our reading tastes shift. With the changes in farming, I don’t even recognize many of the machines farmers use or what job each machine does. As for women’s content, articles aimed at them wrestle with preventing suicide, bullying, and elder abuse. I can read similar viewpoints free online in any daily newspaper. Monday morning at 8:30 Kathy of The Western Producer phoned to remind me I would receive only one more issue. I asked myself, “Did I want to pay for another year?” At my hesitation, Kathy offered me several more issues free if that would help me to resubscribe. I held fast, explaining my reasons for not renewing. “Don’t feel bad,” I said. “You can’t satisfy everyone.”


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with songs glued in using a flour and water mixture). Family took turns reading the paper as though it were a TV remote. Dad read the classifieds. Mom never missed home economist Emmie Oddie’s column. After evening chores Mom would grab a handful of peanuts in the shell from the pantry, sit on her knees at the kitchen table to ease her arthritic hip, and starting with Oddie’s column, read as much of the Saskatoon newspaper as her bedtime allowed. From 1978 to 1991 each weekly edition included a book-sized 16-page insert, “Western People”, featuring people, small towns, rural art, crafts and music. One of the columnists in those pages was Adele Dueck, from Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan, whose humorous style encouraged my writing. Dueck went on to publish children’s books. In the 1990s the insert transformed into eight tabloid-sized pages. (When I painted my kitchen in August, I unearthed a three-inch thick stash of Western People dating back to 1993.) The September 16, 1993 issue has an article on the 11th An-


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The Mail Bag Bob Erb gets a thumbs up

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city-approved graffiti on the old Co-op building. The building was torn down last year.

Graffiti as an art? Believe it Dear Sir: The Terrace Standard editorial of Nov. 21 states graffiti is not art. Actually, graffiti art (albeit may be radical, controversial, offensive, and even illegal) is a respected popular culture art form and an important part of making connections in everyday life. Over the centuries,

cultural and artistic worth of a work of art has been measured and determined by its profitmaking value—this has become status quo in the art world and the world at large. We are always striving to “fit in” or conform to what culture presents as the ‘norm’. Interestingly, culture

is how we survive and flourish. It is how we understand the world around us and communicate to each other. We make meaning out of how we communicate through the things we see, touch, taste, hear, and smell. Historically, graffiti has been a part of communication in cul-

ture, whether that was for social, political, or religious commentary or for propaganda— found, preserved and represented for example, in ruins throughout ancient civilizations. Since the 1960s, graffiti/street art along with other art forms have focused on the act of creation (as the final

product doesn’t necessarily last forever). Graffiti art largely grew out of a part of urban popular culture (e.g., Hip Hop culture in New York, USA) and was initially represented as “tags” (names) that were short, easy and could be written down quickly.

Dear Sir: I salute Lotto Max’s $25 million winner from Terrace, Bob Erb. His generosity and humanity speaks volumes more than others who are super rich who do little except bask in their own wealth. The 60-year-old lottery winner has a heart of gold and thinks of others not only himself. I can only wish others would catch this “moral disease” in a highly contagious manner, to help others and share, wishful thinking — dream on. Independent of his new found fame, Mr. Erb’s has a reputation of generosity and kindness. We all can learn from it, especially the elite and powerful. Some uninformed defensive readers may feel the rich do enough, who are they joking? This is not about jealousies; it is about a social responsibility and a need to share wealth in the joy in giving with a sense of self fulfillment and dignity. We are morally bankrupt in idolizing the rich and famous whether it is Hollywood, music artists, sports professionals, inventors, CEO’s, investors, reality stars or others. Often people at the top give crumbs for eye candy public relations stunts. Does Oprah Winfrey need all her billions to be happy? Do Warren Buffet, Galen Weston, Richard Branson, Steve Jobbs family, Bill Gates, Carlos Slim, Donald Trump, David Thomson, Li Ka-shing, Mukesh Ambani, Christy Walton, Karl Albrecht need all their riches or royal families? How many haven given 25 per cent? Not many! Please tell us that none of the top 100 on Forbes list and countless more under them could not afford to give up 25 per cent-plus of their incredible wealth to help the homeless, poor, soup kitchens, seniors, food banks, etc? They all suffer from cancerous greed and big egos and blinders over their eyes. If the world’s rich gave more like Mr. Erb, the globe would be in better shape. How much does it take to make you content?

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These books are a reading delight for gardeners


inter is the ideal time for the gardener to curl up with a good book, to gain knowledge and to become inspired for the upcoming gardening season. The following recently published books all offer the food gardener a great deal of practical help and information. Gardeners ranging in experience from beginners to seasoned pros will find these books a joy and delight to read. Any one of these four books would make an excellent Christmas gift. The Fruit Gardener’s Bible: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit and Nuts in the Home Garden is Leonard Perry’s revision and update of the late Lewis Hill’s classic, Fruits and Berries for the Home Garden. The earlier book has been one of my ‘go to’ fruit reference books for years. The update makes a great book even better!

In addition to a very readable, informed text, this revision offers excellent full colour pictures, easy to read charts and numerous sketches. A new larger book size and larger type is also an appreciated improvement. This is the book to get if you have fruit trees in your yard and you want to become a more knowledgeable, effective grower. The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener by Niki Jabour offers practical help to gardeners wishing to extend their gardening season. Published by Storey Publications, this book and the previous one have a similar format and feel. The beautiful pictures and easy to read text carry the reader along and thoroughly explain and illustrate how to extend the growing season. The author lives and gardens in Halifax where they receive their ample share of winter weather. However, the snow loads and

g u e s t c o mm e n t

CHARLES CLAUS freeze thaw cycles that we receive here in Terrace present the potential year-round gardener with an even more formidable challenge. Given our local climatic conditions, readers who wish to have a longer veggie gardening season, would do well to begin by simply extending their fall and spring plantings.

The Old Fashioned Fruit Gardener: The Best way to Grow, Preserve, and Bake with Small Fruit by Jo Ann Gardner offers an informative collection of timetested recipes and processing suggestions. Jo Ann and her husband homesteaded and lived for 30 years in a remote area of Cape Breton Island. They now live just south of Quebec on a small farm in Vermont. This book contains a wealth of information from an experienced, helpful and creative cook. The specific chapters on red currants, black currants and gooseberries are worth the price of the book. Given proper management, each of these berries can thrive in the Terrace area and deserve more attention. The Book of Kale: The EasyTo-Grow Super Food provides growing suggestions and over eighty diverse kale recipes. The author Sharon Hanna, who resides in Vancouver has a

connection to Terrace, as her late in-laws, were Jim and Bertie Hanna, long-time Terrace residents. Sharon devotes the first fifty pages of the book to growing kale while the remainder is a creative and enticing tour of kale cuisine. Most people know that kale is an amazing super food and this welcome book includes many recipes to add to the home menu. Each one of these four books has something unique to offer the food gardener. They each provide lots of detailed information and quality inspirational pictures. Yet, they also do something far greater: quality gardening books incrementally increase a gardener’s self confidence and gradually remove the apprehension and mystery around growing delicious local food. May you enjoy your winter gardening reading! Charles Claus is the owner of River Mist Farm on Brauns Island. He and wife Ann also own Baker Extraordinaire.


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DFO gets thanked Dear Sir: Local and provincial DFO managers deserve credit for doing a much better job of protecting Skeena salmon. Since 2009 DFO cut the harvest of Skeena sockeye by approximately half of historic levels, consistent with the recommendations of the Skeena Independent Science Review Panel. The rebuilding of several weak sockeye populations can, at least partially, be attributed to these decreases in harvest. The Skeena has also seen stronger returns of some other species. Unfortunately, chum and several populations of sock-

eye remain severely depressed, and further management action is needed to ensure they are protected and rebuilt. DFO is also making progress in setting minimum and target goals for individual populations, as required by Marine Stewardship Council certification and the Wild Salmon Policy. Fortunately, DFO’s conservation actions are not only benefiting Skeena salmon, but are resulting in increased economic benefits to communities up river. The Lake Babine Nation (LBN) recently revived their fishery, resulting in the second largest commercial sockeye

fishery in Canada in 2011, and another similar sized fishery in 2012. These fish were harvested in front of the Babine spawning channels, where no weak populations were killed. LBN’s sockeye are being sold throughout North America, and served in the finest seafood restaurant in Vancouver. Such results demonstrate the potential of using good science to make management decisions. Let’s give DFO some credit for doing so. Greg Knox, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, Terrace, BC

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Graffiti sure is an art form Tags soon became more elaborate, large, colourful, and plentiful—ultimately, the more tags a tagger displayed the more popular the tagger became. Through the 1980s and ‘90’s the graffiti movement spread around the world. Although graffiti art has been recognized as an illegal form of art in many jurisdictions—it has morphed into a significant part of popular culture. In 2006, works by 22 graffiti artists were displayed, as art works, at the Brooklyn Museum, New York. Graffiti art that gives a voice

today to those that require an outlet (e.g., a wall, a doorway, a rooftop, a stairwell) to display their messages visually, socially and/or politically calls attention to the complex connection between the art world and the world in which we live. I am not advocating any linking of an art movement to property damage or vandalism. The individual who presented his case as an artist to Terrace city council, to have a wall set aside in the community for graffiti artists to display their work, calls attention to the need for

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more inclusive spaces for art making and sharing in our vibrant community. It saddens me as a professional artist and educator that Terrace city council removed any possibility to any further communitywide conversation about this important issue. It is our shared responsibility as citizens of Terrace to support and encourage the creative, community-building endeavours of artists living and working here. Carla J. Glen, PhD, Terrace, BC

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Bob Erb We need to adapt the Buffet rule to tax the rich who get far too many breaks, fact not a myth as some clowns would argue! I do not know how many can look in their mirrors without shame. We need to hammer them with more taxes and use that cash to better social programs and universal health care instead of play money for our government to waste or throw at foreign lands who crave our excessive handouts. The amount of cash spent on oil wars, foreign aid, waste, refugee costs, forgiven global loans does not help our economy — it hurts. Mr. Erb is admired for giving back to his community with his heart. How many big winners would do the same? Not many! If my letter offends those who are rich, do something to prove me wrong. Kerwin Maude, Pitt Meadows, BC

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Date: Jan 9-Jan 23 – Quick Step Parents areSportsplex responsible for their children and must stay at all times. ily Gym (Walking–5 with Adult) Location: Winter Wonderland on Ice is back! Winter Wonderland on Ice is back! ChooseSportsplex one or6-Feb all four20 and– be ready for fun and fitness with friends. Feb Fox Trot Location: Sportsplex Location: Social Dance-Latin with Richard & Kelly (16+) Family (Walking–5 with Adult) Date: Gym Jan 10–March 14 : $2.00 drop-in fee Jive Cost:Mar 6-Mar $38.0027 per – couple/each set - Registration ONLY Youth Cost: $2.00 drop-in fee @11:30pm–1:30pm Date: Jan 10–March 14 Date: Jan 9-Jan 23 – Quick Step Thursdays Location: Sportsplex Apr 10-May 8 - Waltz Location: Sportsplex Up and Go Sundays! and their grown-ups. December 24 28 @Terrace Sportsplex… ation: Sportsplex Date: Jan 9-Jan 23 – Quick Step It’sGet playtime for10–March pre-schooler December & 27, 28 @Terrace Sportsplex… Thursdays Feb 6-Feb 2020 –– Fox Fox Date: Jan 14@11:30pm–1:30pm December 23, 23, 24 & & 27, 27,23, 2824 @Terrace Sportsplex… Wednesdays Beginners @6:45pm–7:45pm Feb 6-Feb Trot Trot Cost: The playroom isFREE full 14 of riding toys, tumbling mats, balls, slides and more. Thursdays @11:30pm–1:30pm Mar 6-Mar 27 – Jive : Jan 10–March Wednesdays Beginners Plus @8:00–9:00pm Location: Suwilaawks Community (Clarence It’sIt’s playtime for pre-schooler and School their grown-ups. Mar 6-Mar 27 – Jive playtimeare for responsible pre-schooler and grown-ups. Parents fortheir their children and must stay atMichiel) all times. Apr 10-May 8 - Waltz You may not be “Dancing withBeginners the Stars” but you will be “Dancing like a Star” with theDate: 13–March 10 mats, Wednesdays @6:45pm–7:45pm The playroom is fullJan of toys, tumbling slides and more. Thursdays @11:30pm–1:30pm and décor it feel feelmakes like you you arelike skating on skating an outout- on an outSpecial The playroom isriding full of children riding toys,balls, tumbling mats, balls, 10-May - Waltz se 4 sets of Apr dancing lessons.8Beginners Wednesdays Plus @8:00–9:00pm lighting and décor it feel you are Special lighting and décor makes makes it like are skating on an Special lighting Parents are responsible for their@1:00–3:00pm and must stay at all times. Sundays Youth You may notfour be “Dancing with the Stars” but you will fitness be “Dancing like friends. a Star” with thelaytime for pre-schooler and their grown-ups. Choose one or all and be ready for fun and with slides and more. Parents are responsible for their children Wednesdays Beginners @6:45pm–7:45pm door pond at night. Check the schedule for the public skating sessions that All Up sorts of Go sports will be played as well as crafts and games. se 4 sets of dancing lessons. Get and Sundays! pondCheck at night. Check the the public skating sessions that door pond atdoor night. the schedule forschedule the publicforskating sessions that Youth This time isSundays! forat your child totumbling meet new friends andballs, bring oldslides friends out of the cold to ourChoose Get one or all four andBeginners be ready for fun and fitness with friends. must stay all times. Wednesdays Plus @8:00–9:00pm playroomand isGet full ofGo riding toys, mats, and more. Cost: FREE Up and include crafts and snacks for the children OR book your own private WinUp & Go program. include crafts and snacks for the children OR book your own private Wininclude crafts and snacks for the children OR book your own private WinCost: FREE Location: Suwilaawks Community School (Clarence Michiel) You may not be “Dancing with the Stars” but you will be Youth nts are responsible for their children and Michiel) must stay at all times. Location: Suwilaawks Community School (Clarence Call the Sportsplex for more ter Wonderland skating Date: Jan 13–March 10information. ter Wonderland skating ter Wonderland skating Date: JanGo 13–March 10 “Dancing like a Star” with these 4 sets of dancing lessons. Get Up and Sundays! Sundays @1:00–3:00pm Sundays @1:00–3:00pm Choose one or all four and be ready for fun and fitness Cost: FREE Allsorts sorts sports will be played ascrafts well and as crafts All of of sports will be played as well as games. and games. th This is for your child child to meettonew friends bring old friends outold of the cold toout our of Getthe cold to our Get Thistime time isSuwilaawks for your meet newand friends and bring friends with friends. Location: Community School (Clarence Michiel) Up & Go program. Up and GoCall Sundays! Up & Go program. the Sportsplex for more information. Date: Jan 13–March 10 Call the Sportsplex for more information. Ballet Fit (16+) Public Holiday Schedule Dec. 23 23 –– Jan Jan : FREE Public Skating Holiday Schedule – Dec. Public Skating Skating Holiday Schedule –– Dec. 66 23 – Jan 6 Sundays @1:00–3:00pm Cost: $95.00/10 - Registration ONLY ation: Suwilaawks Community School (Clarence Michiel) All sorts of sports will be played as well as crafts and Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Location: School/Dance Room Ballet FitSkeena (16+) Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday : Jan 13–March games. This time10 is for your child to meet new friends Cost: Registration ONLY Date: Jan $95.00/10 16–Feb- 15 23 2423 25 26 27 28 29 26 27 24 28 29 25 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Sundays @1:00–3:00pm Location: Skeena School/Dance Room and bring old friends out of the cold to our Get Up & Go @8:30–9:30pm Date: Wednesdays Jan 16–Feb 15 Free Skate Free Skate Happy Toonie Toonie Toonie Toonie orts of sports will be played as well as crafts and games. program. Happy Toonie Free Skate Toonie Free Skate Toonie Toonie Free Skate Free Skate Happy Toonie Toonie Toonie Wednesdays @8:30–9:30pm Fridays @7:15-8:15pm 12:0012:00Skate Skate Skate Skate 12:0012:00Skate Skate Skate Skate 12:0012:00Skate Skate Skate Fridays time is forKidz your child(9+) to meet new friends and bring old friends This out of theis cold toto@7:15-8:15pm our Get adults with no prior 2:00pm 2:00pm 1:00-3:00pm 1:00-3:00pm 1:00-3:00pm 1:00-3:00pm Holidays! class teens Fitness 1:00-3:00pm 2:00pm 1:00-3:00pm 1:00-3:00pm 2:00pm 1:00-3:00pm 1:00-3:00pm Holidays! 2:00pm 2:00pm 1:00-3:00pm 1:00-3:00pm Holidays! This class issuited suited to teens andand adults with no prior ballet experience who want to in& Go program. crease their fitness level, increase mobility and flexibility and move with grace and ballet experience who want to increase their fitness level, Cost: FREE Toonie Toonie Toonie Toonie Toonie Toonie poise. Kidz Fitness (9+) information. the Sportsplex for more Skate Skate increase mobility and flexibility and move with grace and Location: Kidz Fitness Skate Skate Skate Skate Cost:(9+)Sportsplex FREE 3:00-5:00pm 3:00-5:00pm Cost: FREE 3:00-5:00pm 3:00-5:00pm 3:00-5:00pm 3:00-5:00pm Location: Sportsplex Therapeutic Touch Workshop (16+) poise. Date: Jan 8–Feb 5 Kidz Fitness (9+) 30 31 1 Location:Date:Sportsplex 30 233 5 Jan 8–Feb 5 30 31 131 221 443 554 Cost: $30.00/1 – Includes Lunch FREE 12–Mar 12 Toonie Noon Hour Happy Noon Hour Noon Hour Hour Date: Cost: JanFeb 8–Feb 5 12–Mar 12 Toonie Feb Noon Hour Happy Noon Hour Noon Hour Toonie Noon Hour Happy Noon Hour Noon Therapeutic Workshop (16+) Location: Touch Sportsplex Ballet Fit (16+) Location: Sportsplex Skate Hockey New Hockey Hockey FebTuesdays 12–Mar 12 @4:00–4:45pm Tuesdays @4:00–4:45pm Skate Hockey New Hockey Hockey Skate Hockey New Hockey Hockey Date: Feb 9 Cost: $95.00/10 - Registration ONLY Date: Jan 5 warm up with our fitness for kids, warm up, cardio, $30.00/1 – Includes Lunch 1:00-3:00pm 11:4511:45-1:00pm 11:45Year! Toonie Toonie Tuesdays @4:00–4:45pm Come out of the8–Feb cold and endur-Cost: 1:00-3:00pm 11:4511:45-1:00pm 11:45Year! Toonie Toonie 1:00-3:00pm 11:4511:45-1:00pm 11:45Year! Toonie Toonie Saturday @8:45–3:00pm Skeena School/Dance Room 12–Mar 12 with Come ofFeb the cold and up for with fitness forLocation: 1:00pm 1:00pm Skate Skate and stretching allwarm included. Come outance, ofout thestrength cold and warm up our fitness kids,our warm up, cardio, endur1:00pm 1:00pm Skate Skate 1:00pm 1:00pm Skate Location: Sportsplex Skate workshop in Therapeutic Touch will help you learn how to assist someone as well Date: JanThis 16–Feb 15 Tuesdays @4:00–4:45pm 3:00-5:00pm 66 1:00-3:00pm Toonie Just for theup, kids!cardio, ance, strength and stretching all included. 3:00-5:00pm 6 1:00-3:00pm Toonie 3:00-5:00pm 1:00-3:00pm Toonie kids, warm endur-ance, strength and stretching as yourself. TT is not magic…it is not a “Healing Modality” is however a relaxation Wednesdays @8:30–9:30pm Date: Feb 16 Come out of the cold and with our space. fitness for kids, warm up, cardio, endurToonie Toonie Skate Toonie Parents are welcome to warm join in up if available Just for the kids! Toonie Toonie Skate Toonie Toonie Toonie Skate Toonie therapy and a relaxed body will begin to heal itself as best it can. Fridays @7:15-8:15pm allance, included. Just for kids! Parents are welcome to join stretching all included. 6:30-8:00pm Skate Skate Skate Parents are strength welcomeand to join in ifthe available space. 6:30-8:00pm Skate Skate Skate Saturday @8:45–3:00pm 6:30-8:00pm Skate Skate Skate Work with Gary who studied practiced Therapeutic Touch This class is suited toBallet teens adults with noand prior ballet experience who want in tothe inFitand (16+) for theExpress kids!space. Dance (5-7) 1:00-3:00pm 3:00-5:00pm 1:00-3:00pm 1:00-3:00pm 3:00-5:00pm 1:00-3:00pm in Just if available 1:00-3:00pm 3:00-5:00pm 1:00-3:00pm lower mainland for ten years and five years as part of the TT Team at Cost: $95.00/10 Registration ONLY crease theirThis fitnessworkshop level, increase and flexibility and move with grace inmobility Therapeutic Touch will help youand learn welcome to join availableSet space. Cost: are(5-7) $40.00/10 SetinI if- $32.00/8 II DanceParents Express Location: Skeena Hospital. School/Dance Room the Royal Columbian poise. Location: Sportsplex how to Date: assist someone as well as yourself. TT is not Jan 16–Feb 15 Dance Express (5-7) Cost: $40.00/10 Set I - $32.00/8 Set II Date: Jan 15–Feb 14 Dance Express (5-7) Wednesdays @8:30–9:30pm Location: Sportsplex Meditation & Stress Reduction Modality” Classes (16+) magic…it is not a “Healing is however a Therapeutic Touch Workshop (16+) Cost: $40.00/10 Set I $32.00/8 Set II Feb 19–Mar 14 Fridays @7:15-8:15pm $40.00/10 Date: Cost: Jan 15–Feb 14 Set I - $32.00/8 Set II Cost:This class is$60.00/6 suited to teens and adults with no prior ballet experience who want to inCost: $30.00/1 – Includes Lunch Tuesdays & Thursdays @4:00–4:45pm Location: Sportsplex relaxation therapy and a relaxed body will begin to and heal Location: FebSportsplex 19–Mar 14 crease their fitness level, increase mobility and flexibility and move with grace Location: Sportsplex Location: Sportsplex Your little one develop and confidence in this fun and imaginative class. Date: Janwill 15–Feb 14skills@4:00–4:45pm poise. Tuesdays &a Thursdays 28–Mar 11 with Gary who studied and itself can. Work Date:He/she Jan 15–Feb 14dancing while an introduction to ballet andDate: will have great 14 time jazz are preFebDate: 9as best itJan Feb 19–Mar Your littlesented. one will develop skills and confidence in this fun and imaginative class. Mondays @8:00-9:30pm Saturday @8:45–3:00pm Therapeutic Touch Workshop (16+)in the lower mainland for ten Tuesdays & Thursdays practiced Therapeutic Touch Feb 19–Mar 14while an@4:00–4:45pm He/she will have a great time dancing introduction to ballet and jazzThis are premeditation skills enhance yourhow physical, mental and spiritual Join forone fun and friendship! Cost: $30.00/1 Includes workshop in Learn Therapeutic Touch will–to help youLunch learn to assist someone as well Your little will develop skills and confidence in this fun and imaginative class. sented. Location: Sportsplex well-being. This is aa journey to self-exploration and discovery. years and fi ve years as part of the TTisTeam ata the Royal Tuesdays & Thursdays @4:00–4:45pm as yourself. TT is not magic…it is not “Healing Modality” however relaxation He/she willfriendship! have a great time dancing while an introduction to ballet and jazz are preDate: Feb 9 Join for fun and Thesebody 6 classes will to build onitself eachasother using tried and true methods. Red Cross Babysitting (11-14) therapy andColumbian a relaxed will begin heal best it can. Hospital. sented. Your little one will develop skills and confi dence in this Saturday @8:45–3:00pm Cost: $70.00/2 Work with Gary who studied and practiced Therapeutic Touch in the This workshop in Therapeutic Touch will help you learn how to assist someone as well JoinLocation: for fun and Sportsplex friendship! Red Cross Babysitting (11-14) fun and imaginative class. He/she will have a great time yourself. TTfive is not magic…it is notof a Classes “Healing lower mainland for tenasyears and years as part the TT Modality” Team at is however a relaxation Meditation &and Stress Reduction (16+) Cost: Date:$70.00/2Feb 16 & 23 therapy a relaxed body will begin to heal itself as best it can. Seniors the Royal Columbian Hospital. dancing while an introduction to ballet and jazz are preRed Cross Babysitting (11-14) Work $60.00/6 with Saturdays @9:00–3:15pm Location: Sportsplex Cost:Forever Fit Gary who studied and practiced Therapeutic Touch in the Cost: $70.00/2 mainland for ten years and five years as part of the TT Team at This Feb is an16 excellent Date: & 23 way to prepare young adults to sented. Cost:lower Register or drop Meditation Location: & Stress Reduction Classes (16+)in for $3.25 a class Sportsplex the Royal Columbian Hospital. Location: Sportsplex be responsible and confident babysitters. Skills Saturdays @9:00–3:15pm Location: Sportsplex Cost: $60.00/6 Date: Feb 16 & 23 necessary for caring for children and safety Date: Jan Jan This is anCross excellent way to prepare young adults toskills Red Babysitting (11-14) Date: 7–Feb 7 11 Classes (16+) Meditation &28–Mar Stress Reduction Location: Sportsplex Saturdays @9:00–3:15pm are a few that will be coveredSkills in this 2 day Cost: $60.00/6 be responsible anditems confident babysitters. 18–Mar 14 Date: Jan 28–Mar 11 Feb Mondays @8:00-9:30pm Cost: $70.00/2 Thiscourse. is excellent way to and prepare young Location: Sportsplex necessary foran caring for children safety skillsadults to Mondays @10:30–11:30am Mondays @8:00-9:30pm Date: Jan 28–Mar 11 be responsible and confident babysitters. Skills Learn meditation skills to enhance your physical, mental Sportsplex areLocation: a few items that will be covered in this 2 day &/or Thursdays @1:00-2:00pm Mondays @8:00-9:30pm Learn meditation skills to enhance your physical, mental and spiritual Home Alone (9–12) necessary for caring for children and safety skills course. Learn meditation skills to enhance your physical, mental and well-being. This is a journey tospiritual selfwell-being. and This isspiritual a journey to self-exploration and discovery. Date: Febthat 16will & be 23covered in this 2 day $25.00/1 areCost: a few items well-being.looking This is afor journey to self-exploration andthen discovery. For anyone a non-impact workout this is the one for These 6 classes will build onclasses each other using tried and true methods. Location:Saturdays Sportsplex@9:00–3:15pm These 6 and will build on each These other using6 tried and true methods. exploration discovery. classes will build on Homecourse. Alone (9–12) you. Stretching, strength, cardio and balance will all be covered. Date: Mar 2 Cost: $25.00/1 Great wayusing to keeptried in shape as the snow falls. each other and true methods. This is an excellent way to prepare young adults to be Saturday @9:00–1:00pm Home Alone (9–12) Location: Seniors DoesSportsplex your and child know how to make emergency calls? Cost: responsible confi dent babysitters. Skills necessarySeniors for them SeniorsForever Fit Date: Marwill 2 $25.00/1 by givingFit He/she learn 1st Aid and Fire & Home safety. Reduce your worriesForever Cost: or drop in for $3.25 a class Location: Sportsplex Saturday @9:00–1:00pm caring for children and arearea alone. few items that Forever Fitdrop in Register responsible problem solvingsafety skills forskills when they Cost: RegisterLocation: or for $3.25 a class Sportsplex Date:child know Mar 2 to make emergency calls? Does your how Each participant receives a Red Cross People Saver’s Certificate. Date: Jan 7–Feb 7 Location: Cost: Sportsplex stSaturday will be covered in this 2 day course. Register or drop in for $3.25 a class @9:00–1:00pm He/she will learn 1 Aid and Fire & Home safety. Reduce your worries by giving Feb 18–Mar 14 Date:them Jan 7–Feb 7 Does your childsolving know how make emergency calls? Mondays @10:30–11:30am responsible problem skillstofor when they are alone. Location: Sportsplex Feb 18–Mar 14 st Home Alone (9–12) &/or Thursdays @1:00-2:00pm and Fire People & HomeSaver’s safety. Certificate. Reduce your worries by giving them He/she willreceives learn 1 aAid Each participant Red Cross Mondays @10:30–11:30am Date: Jan 7–Feb 7 responsible$25.00/1 problem solving skills for when they are alone. Cost: For anyone @1:00-2:00pm looking for a non-impact workout then this is the one for &/or Thursdays Each participant receives a Red Cross People Saver’s Certificate. you. Stretching, strength, cardio Feb 18–Mar 14and balance will all be covered.

Fitness Schedule



Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am 9:00-10:00am Stretch Interval Tune-Up Stretch & & Strength Strength IntervalStep Step Sue Sue Sue Sue Sue 10:30-11:30am 10:30-11:30am 1:00-2:00pm 10:30-11:30am 10:30-11:30am 10:30-11:30am 10:30-11:30am 1:00-2:00pm 10:30-11:30am ST ST SKATE SANTA – FRIDAY DEC. 21ST Forever @6:30-7:30pm SKATE WITH SANTA – FRIDAY DEC. @6:30-7:30pm 21 @6:30-7:30pm Taste of Tai Chi Chair Fit Senior Forever Fit WITH Chi Chair Yoga Yoga Forever Fit21 SeniorZumba Zumba Peter TO Sue Iliana Tatiana Sue Iliana FREE WITH FREE DONATION thereBANK will bethere crafts forbe the WITH DONATION TO FOOD will crafts for FREE Sue FOODTatiana BANK there will be crafts for the

children as 5:15-6:15pm skating… children as well skating… well skating… 5:15-6:15pm 5:15-6:15pm 5:15-6:15pm 5:15-6:15pm 5:15-6:15pm Zumba Ball Zumba Pilates Fusion Ball Conditioning Conditioning Zumba **Special thanks to Hawkair, Astral and The City of Terrace** **Special thanks to Hawkair, Astral and and The City of Terrace** Iliana Donna Iliana Ginny Donna IlianaThe City of Terrace** 6:30-7:30pm 6:30-7:30pm 6:30-7:30pm 6:30-7:30pm 6:30-7:30pm 6:30-7:30pm Cardio Blast Blast Yoga Pilates Yoga Cardio Yoga Pilates Fusion Fusion Yoga Donna Tatiana Ginny Tatiana Donna Tatiana Ginny Tatiana 7:15-8:15pm 8:30-9:30pm 7:15-8:15pm 8:30-9:30pm Ballet Ballet Ballet Fit Fit BalletFit Fit “Registration” “Registration” “Registration” “Registration” Caitlyn Caitlyn Caitlyn Caitlyn

Public Skating Schedule –– Jan Jan 77 –– March March 15 15

Location: Sportsplex Great way to keep in shape as the snow falls. For anyone looking for a non-impact workout then this is the one for Mondays @10:30–11:30am Date: Mar 2, Saturday @9:00–1:00pm you. Stretching, strength, cardio and balance will all be covered. &/or Thursdays Does your child know how to make emergency calls? Great way to keep in shape as the snow falls. @1:00-2:00pm For anyone looking for a non-impact workout then this is He/she will learn 1st Aid and Fire & Home safety. Reduce the one for you. Stretching, strength, cardio and balance your worries by giving them responsible problem solving will all be covered. Great way to keep in shape as the skills for when they are alone. Each participant receives a snow falls. Red Cross People Saver’s Certificate. Spring Break Adventure Camp (6-12) Cost: $50.00/5 Set I or $40.00/4 Set II Location: Sportsplex Date: March 18–March 22 - Set I March 25–March 28 - Set II Monday-Thursday or Friday @1:00–4:00pm Get active this spring with our Adventure Leaders! The leaders will teach you all about sports from ball sports, swimming, skating and more.

Jan Jan 77 –– Feb Feb 88 -- Set Set II Feb Feb 12 12 –– March March 15 15 -- Set Set IIII

Taste of Tai Chi Cost: Register or drop in @$3.25 a class Location: Sportsplex Date: Jan 8–Feb 5 Feb 12–Mar 12 Tuesdays @10:30-11:30am Tai Chi is recognized as helping you accumulate energy, leaving you feeling refreshed when you finish. The slow dance like speed of Tai Chi creates balance, flexibility and calmness. Tai Chi is very effective at relieving stress

Monday Monday Toonie Parent Parent & & Toonie Tot Skate Tot Skate 10:30-11:45am 10:30-11:45am

Tuesday Tuesday Toonie Parent Toonie Parent & Tot Tot Skate & Skate 10:30-11:45am 10:30-11:45am

Wednesday Wednesday

Thursday Thursday

Friday Friday Toonie Toonie Parent Parent && Tot Tot Skate Skate 10:3010:3011:45am 11:45am

Noon Hour Hour Noon Hockey Hockey 11:45-1:00pm 11:45-1:00pm

Silver Fox Silver Fox 40+ Hockey 40+ Hockey 11:45-1:00pm 11:45-1:00pm

Noon Noon Hour Hour Hockey Hockey 11:45-1:00pm 11:45-1:00pm

Noon Noon Hour Hour Hockey Hockey 11:45-1:00pm 11:45-1:00pm

Adult Laps Laps Adult 12-1:00pm 12-1:00pm

Adult Adult Laps Laps 12-1:00pm 12-1:00pm

Adult Adult Laps Laps 12-1:00pm 12-1:00pm

Toonie Skate Toonie Skate 3:45-5:00pm 3:45-5:00pm

FREE Skate FREE Skate 4:00-5:15pm 4:00-5:15pm

Saturday Saturday

*Public Skate Family Skate *Public Skate Family Skate 2:15-3:45pm 4:45-6:15pm 2:15-3:45pm 4:45-6:15pm

FREE Skate FREE Skate 5:30-6:15pm 5:30-6:15pm

**No Public Skating Saturday Feb 2nd** **No Public Skating Saturday Feb 2nd**



Sunday Sunday




Terrace Standard  Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ski co-op gets $15,000 THE ski cooperative buying emption and free office space that back.” the Shames Mountain ski facil- valued at $7,740. Councillor James Cordeiro ity will only be getting half the “I think they’re the only added that if the city were to grant money it requested from group that has tapped into ev- approve a second $15,000 the City of Terrace for 2013. ery kind of granting or social grant, 2013’s financial supMy Mountain Co-op had charity the city does,” pointed port would amount to nearly wanted $15,000 from the city out councillor Stacey Tyers, $40,000, about .4 per cent of directly and $15,000 from the adding the co-op is an indepen- the city’s tax revenues. profits of a logging operation dent enterprise with a social But councillor Brian Downmanaged by the city. model based on volunteerism. ie said he thinks it’s too soon Winter Wonderland onenIce is back! City council members “Under no other circum- to start pulling back financial dorsed the $15,000 from the stance would council consider support for the co-op because December 23, 24 &forest 27, 28profits @Terrace keeping Sportsplex… city’s community something like that the young organization hasn’t but not a direct grant itself, cit- afloat,” she said. had the time to prove its viable and décor makes it feelCouncillor like you are skating an out- for the long term. Special ing the lighting precedence of giving Lynne onChristhe $15,000 a yearthefor tiansen what baseline doorco-op pond at night. Check schedule for theasked public skating sessions that The city agreed to support the past two years. was setOR with co-op the co-op in the first place beinclude crafts and snacks for the children bookthe your own when privateitWinterCouncil Wonderlanddebate skating about first applied for money, receiv- cause of its importance to the whether or not to approve both ing the response that the city community, and that hasn’t grants revolved around the ap- had said the group could apply changed, he said. propriateness of a public body yearly under the community Downie said a small profit Public Skating Schedule – Dec.for 23 $15,000. – Jan 6 consistently subsidizing a Holiday pri- grants section from last year’s operations was vate, although non-profit com“I think that you should made possible from external Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday munity-based, recreational en- hold at that and not increase it financial support. 23 24 25 26 27 28 terprise. another $15,000,” said Chris- 29 “Our funding was imporCouncil members also tiansen said co-op’sToonietant to create that,” he said. Free Skate Free Skate HappynotToonie Toonie of the Toonie 12:0012:00Skate Skate Skate Skate ed the co-op 2:00pm is receiving other 1:00-3:00pm grant request. 2:00pm 1:00-3:00pm 1:00-3:00pm 1:00-3:00pm Statements for a financial Holidays! financial help from the city “And we give them notice year which concluded the end Toonie Toonie consisting of Skate a $1,275 tax ex- next year that we start to peel of June had the co-op showing Skate 3:00-5:00pm 30 Toonie Skate 1:00-3:00pm

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a net profit of $23,649. Those same statements also showed fundraising brought in $259,904. Not included in that amount is the $15,000 the co-op did receive which will go towards a more efficient generator. The Terrace Off Road Mountain Bike Association received $5,000 to extend the Steinhoe Ridge Trail and the Terrace Community Foundation received $10,000 from the community forest to round off the $30,000 profit distribution. “The Terrace Community Forest was created with the intention of supporting our community,” said Terrace mayor Dave Pernarowski. “It is very gratifying to see that organization make profits which are going right back into Terrace.” City staffers did not recommend council approve of the direct $15,000 grant wanted by the co-op. A11



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SKATE WITH SANTA – FRIDAY DEC. 21ST @6:30-7:30pm FREE WITH DONATION TO FOOD BANK there will be crafts for the children as well skating… **Special thanks to Hawkair, Astral and The City of Terrace**

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College courts high school students WHEN SCHOOL Board Chair Art Erasmus was in high school, he said he and his peers had two options for after graduation. “Either you went to university, or you didn’t,” he said. But times have changed, and students have many different post-high-school-graduation options, including trade schools, colleges, university, or entering straight into the work force. They can even take a laddered approach, alternating a year of school with a year of working in the field, eventually attaining a university degree in the process, he said. And while more people are aware of the different options for young people, there is still a lingering stigma that university is the only route to success, and that it will take time, education, and resources for that perception to change. This is just one reason the Coast Mountains School District (CMSD) is continuing its partnership with North West Community College (NWCC), this time hoping to engage students as young as Grade 9 in trades careers. The two already work together—there are apprenticeship credit programs in the final years of high school,

and exploratory programs in Grade 10, like the Intro to Trades program that will take place in February 2013—but they would like that partnership to grow. “What we would like to see increase, as the college program improves ... is to start talking to kids as early as Grade 9 in terms of what the future might hold on the trades side,” said Erasmus, noting that it’s important that students understand their options early so they can plan their high school career accordingly. The district wants “people from both industry and the college come to the school and talk to kids,” he said. “Because our counsellors are not as wellequipped as people working in those areas to talk to kids about what its like in the future.” And if the seed is planted in Grade 9, they’ll have time to think about it and decide if they want to participate in the Intro to Trades program in Grade 10. This program, paid for through one-time skills and development funding, gives students a “real life sample of what the construction sector does, the manufacturing sector does, the mechanical sector, all of these high-demand areas,” said Dean Caron, interim dean of



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City joins call for shuttle bus CITY COUNCIL has endorsed a call by the Town of Smithers for the creation of a Hwy16 shuttle bus service to minimize risks to vulnerable travelers. The idea for a shuttle bus is a recommendation sprung from the Highway of Tears Symposium Report, which was further endorsed by B.C. municipalities at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities Convention this fall. The UBCM resolution put forth by the Town of Smithers, and endorsed by council here Nov. 26, reads: “Therefore it be resolved that UBCM petition the British Columbia Government to implement the recommendation of the Highway of Tears Symposium by establishing and funding a shuttle bus service between northern communities.” Smithers is also writing its own letter and has asked local governments, First Nations and social service providers in northern B.C. to endorse their letter or write their own. By the deadline, seven had signed on board, including the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine and Ksan House Society. “It’s had really great support from one end of the region to the other,” said Smithers mayor Taylor Bachrach. “It’s an opportunity to demonstrate leadership and one thing we can work together on as municipalities.” “We wish to express our strong support for this initiative,” reads the letter. “Such a transportation service will not only increase the safety of young women and other vulnerable individuals, it will facilitate affordable travel in a part of the province where important services are becoming increasingly regionalized.” While Terrace’s council has acknowledged the need for bus service along the highway for this reason, some councillors said endorsing this letter would work against recent efforts the city has made to keep Greyhound from cutting its service here, possibly in half. “It would seem that this would be against

Greyhound continuing its service if the business was cut,” said Terrace Mayor Dave Pernarowski at a meeting last month. Councillor James Cordeiro agreed. “It diminishes the

credibility of asking Greyhound to continue its service while at the same time advocating the undercutting of the service that we asked for,” he said. But councillor Bruce Bidgood disagreed.

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Man rescued as car burns TWO MEN are being credited with pulling a driver from a burning car after a head-on crash near Kitimat. A Mercury Cougar and a Toyota Tundra hit head-on with the car bursting into flames about 20km north of Kitimat on Hwy 37 South just after 6 p.m. Dec. 5, said Sgt. Pam Scott of the area’s highway patrol. The driver of the car suffered burns to his body and was medevaced to Vancouver General Hospital and the car passenger was taken to Mills Memorial Hospital where he remains in stable condition, she said. The truck driver was taken to hospital and released, she added. Road conditions A15

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■ It’s ready... THE TERRACE RCMP’s new Chevrolet Suburban has lots of room for donated food items for the auxiliary constables’ Cram the Cruiser event at 1 p.m. Dec. 16. Uniformed auxiliaries, like Aux. Const. Shelly Ullery and Jarryd Kurisu above, will be at Walmart, Save On Foods, Safeway and the Real Canadian Wholesale Store collecting non-perishable foods and cash donations for the Salvation Army food bank and Terrace Churches Food Bank. In that same spirit, TDCSS Employment Services Mature Career Opportunities Program is collecting winter coats for its Christmas Cheer community event at 11 a.m. Dec. 18 at the former Carpenter’s Hall. Terrace Totem Ford is helping by filling a Ford Escape with winter coats – for every new or used coat donated, Ford will add a new winter coat and drop them all off at Carpenter’s Hall for the event, an afternoon of entertainment, food and fun. Coats can also be dropped off at TDCSS.

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government job fairs, including the one here in Terrace. “As it turned out, we found there were people in B.C. with the skills we need,” said White. In other parts of B.C., Devon’s had success in recruiting people who once used to work in a B.C. mainstay – the pulp and paper industry. “We saw a lot of interesting people with some great backgrounds,” he added of the people en-

countered at the jobs fair in Terrace. White said it’s important for Devon to be as innovative as possible in find and keeping employees by working to ensure they and their families can remain, if they wish, living in a familiar environment. “We really live in a global world,” he said of the ease of travel. “There are so many employment opportunities now.” Devon is also considering expanding existing

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Around Town SHARE THE spirit of the holiday season by supporting local charities and campaigns.

The Sharing Tree Easy Rock, CJFW and CFTK-TV ask you to support the 43th annual Henny’s Sharing Tree. Donate non-perishable foods or unwrapped, new gifts suitable for a child, teen or adult. Cash donations will also be accepted. Presents will be distributed by the Salvation Army. Drop gifts off at the Astral Media BC North office at 4625 Lazelle Ave., Western Financial Group, Terrace Chrysler or Terrace Toyota.

Salvation Army appeal THE KETTLE campaign and the local letter appeal gather donations to help pay for Christmas hampers, the soup kitchen and an emergency food bank. When you see the red kettles, please give generously. The Salvation Army emergency food bank is closed until Jan. 3.

Tree of Lights THE 26TH annual Tree of Lights, a major fundraiser for the Terrace Child Development Centre (CDC), takes place to Dec. 24 at Scotiabank. Make a donation at the bank in the donation tin or to a board member there and you can purchase an ornament to hang on the tree in honour of, or in memory of, a loved one. With the money raised, the centre purchases specialized equipment. Donations can also be mailed to the CDC. The child development centre is dedicated to helping children with special needs to reach their potential through therapy, education and family support. The centre assists families to raise healthy children by offering prenatal counselling, parent resources and support to families and caregivers.

Give a gift THE KSAN House Society invites people to donate items for people staying at its transition house or emergency shelter and gifts for children. Warm clothing, boots, basic toiletry items such as toothbrushes and toothpaste and small personal items are always very much appreciated by those that come through the doors, said executive director Carol Sabo. Ksan will also accept toys for children in place of other groups who no longer are around to do that. Items can be dropped off at the Ksan main office at 4838 Lazelle Ave. or at Ksan Place (behind the emergency shelter on Hall St.). Call 250-635-2373 for further information.

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Writer gives out ‘present’ A LOCAL writer and columnist has had her longest fiction story published as a novella under a pen name. Ev Bishop, who writes a monthly column for the Terrace Standard and has her own writing services, has written an inspirational Christmas romance, The Present, not her typical genre of fiction writing. It’s published under the pen name Toni Sheridan. “Basically, I chose to write/publish The Present under a pseudonym because it’s a totally different genre/type of story than I usually write,” said Bishop. “A lot of people don’t like romance, so if someone read my other short stories and liked them, I wouldn’t want them to pick up The Present and be like, what’s this mushy warm stuff being written by Ev Bishop?” Short stories she’s had published include “The Picture Book” and “On the Wall” by Every Day Fiction Magazine; “Riddles,” in 100 Stories for Queensland, “My Mom is a Freak” in Cleavage: Breakaway fiction for Real Girls, “HVS,” “Red Bird,” and “Wishful.” She has also had a fair amount of her non-fiction published. The Present began as a writing exercise, said Bishop. “I read widely and write in a variety of

genres, but had never tackled romance and thought it was time,” she said. “I was surprised by how fun it was. I loved getting to know Candy’s family and learning what made her, and them, tick. I was really rooting for her to – well, no details. I hope you’ll read it for yourself!” Bishop, who said she doesn’t read a lot of romance, loves storytellers like Maeve Binchy, Diana Gabaldon and Jan Karon as their stories aren’t romances as such but are about relationships. People often find genre romance limiting in that it always has a happy ending but she said she adores that now that she’s older. “Romances, or the best of them anyway, explore situations and emotions that are true to life, that tear us up, and almost destroy us – but we get to see those situations overcome, the darkness beaten back for another day,” she said. She’d love for the story to remind people that while the past affects us and contemplating the future can be stressful, what we have is now and we have to make the most of it. “But really, if my story brings a smile – or a tear – and triggers memories of the best parts of family and love at Christmas time, I’d be more than pleased – I’d be thrilled,” she said.

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Food bank numbers continue to slide terrace churches Food Bank continued seeing a decrease in clients in its third month of its new season this past week. In December 2011, volunteers handed out 776 bags; this December, 622 bags were given out, said president John Wiebenga. “Quite surprising to see such a drop.  Last year we were open a week closer to Christmas and that may have had a bearing on the numbers,” he said. “Of course we hope that less people needing the Food Bank is  a new trend,” he said. It was a good week with lots of food to hand out, he added.   There was an extra table with many donated toys, candy bars, gloves and socks –  an extra treat for clients, said Wiebenga. Tom and Linda Harris entertained everyone with Christmas singing and guitar playing.  The next Food Bank opening is January 14-17.


■■ Gingerbread boy and girl cheri reidy, Sariah Sannke-Watts and Tayler Sannke decorate gingerbread men in the art gallery at the first annual Kermode Festival of Lights Dec. 1. Close to 300plus families and friends took in horse-led sleigh rides, hay wagons with carollers, fun with bears, glow sticks, gingerbread decorating and free hot chocolate at George Little Park. And on this cold, magical night, Santa dropped in for a short visit.



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DEC. 12 – Terrace Toastmasters’ next meeting is at 7:30 p.m. at the Graydon Security Building on Keith  Ave. Come for a fun evening of learning communication skills, featuring “word of the day,” inspiration, jokes, and more. Everyone has a chance to speak and be evaluated. Meetings usually up to two hours long. Have fun and develop new skills. New members always welcome. For more details, call Randy 635-2151 or Rolf 635-6911. DEC. 12 – Canadian Cancer Society - Relay For Life is looking for volunteers to help organize the 2013 Terrace event. Interested? Join us at 7 p.m. in the board room at the Terrace Public Library or call 641-9954. Time to register your team for the Relay For Life, happening here May 4, 2013, at DEC. 14 – After School Christmas Craft Program: No Sew Christmas Pillows for ages eight and older from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Terrace Public Library. Please pre-register at the library by dropping in or calling 638-8177. DEC. 14 – Potluck Dinner and Talk on the topic Sri Lanka at 6:30 p.m. at Skeena Diversity Society. Everyone welcome. Bring a dish to share. DEC. 14 – Family Caregiver Support Group, a free forum for education, information, sharing common experiences, tips, strategies and emotional support by videoconference from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the education room at Mills Memorial Hospital. Put on by the Alzheimer Society of BC. To register, call Leanne at 1-866-564-7533. DEC. 16 – Kitselas Holiday Bazaar takes place from noon to 4 p.m. at Kitselas Community Hall. Just in time for gift giving season, come find a handmade gift made by one of our many talented members. Hosted by the Kitselas Treaty Office. For more details, call Geneva at 635-8882. DEC. 20 – Music, Art and You: your time to shine and share your talents at a coffee house at 8 p.m. at Skeena Diversity Society. Bring your instrument, voice and creativity to join in. DEC. 22 – Royal Purple #216 and Elks 425 host Breakfast with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon at Elks Hall. Photos with Santa. Donations accepted.


THE ‘NO EMPTY Bowls’ Pet Food and Toy Drive is accepting items at Urban Pets until Dec. 24. Local animal shelters and rescue groups have a difficult time keeping up with the demand of abandoned animals this time of year. The animals’ wish list includes dry and canned

pet food, toys, blankets/towels, cleaning supplies, cat litter, pet beds and bowls. Items and/or monetary donations can be dropped off at Urban Pets or taken directly to a rescue group or shelter. For every full, unopened bag of pet food donated at Urban Pets, donors will receive a 10 per cent discount coupon for that store. All donations will be divided between the Northern Animal Rescue Alliance, Kitimat Humane Society and Northern Lights Animal Society. DURING THE HOLIDAY season, please save your recyclable bottles and cans for Helping Hands to help seniors, cancer patients and sick children who need help with prescriptions and trips to Vancouver for treatment. For pickup, call Ron and Mavis at 778-634-3844. UNTIL DEC. 16, Terrace firefighters are asking for food donations to fill a trailer with non-perishable items for the Salvation Army Christmas Food Campaign. SALVATION ARMY FOOD Bank Drive: until Dec. 24, bring a non-perishable food item to Denny’s for the Salvation Army food bank and get 20 per cent off your bill. One food item must be brought per person. DURING DECEMBER, THE library invites the community to help “Fill Our Shelves.” Donations can be dedicated to someone and his/her name put up on the donation wall. Donations in any amount accepted and tax receipts issued for amounts of $10 and over. All proceeds will be used to support library programs and services. TERRACE FLU CLINICS: Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Terrace Health Unit. THE TERRACE MULTIPLE Sclerosis Support Group meets every second Wednesday of the month. To find out the location of the next meeting, call Doug 635-4809 or Val 635-3415. THE SALVATION ARMY holds Toonie Wednesdays every first and third Wednesday of the month – all clothing is $2. All children’s clothing $2 or less is half price. HEALING TOUCH COMMUNITY Clinics continue to be offered. Call Julie for more details 635-0743. Donations accepted. THE SYLLABUS FOR the upcoming Pacific Northwest Music Festival (April 4 - 20, 2013) is available online at or at Sight and Sound on Keith Ave. The entry deadline is Jan. 15, 2013. All entries need to be postmarked on or before this date in order to participate in the Music Festival. For more info., call Fiona at 635-9089. TERRACE BIRTHRIGHT SOCIETY has closed its pregnancy crisis office. The hot line

and 1-800-550-4900 will remain available free of charge. PARK CENTRE OFFERS a variety of parenting education and support programs including Infant Massage, Nobody’s Perfect, So You Have the Blues (PPD/PPND Support), Parenting Plus!, Fathers Group, Building Healthier Babies, and Building Blocks. Stop in or phone for more information: 4465 Park Ave, 635-1830, or on Facebook (Programs of the Terrace Child Development Centre). ONLINE CHAT FOR youth in crisis or emotional distress – – from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily, except Mondays and Tuesdays. This chat supplements the Youth Support phone line 1-888-564-8336, available from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day. PUBLIC PRENATAL CLASSES available thru the year. Classes run Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more info or register, call Park Centre at 250-635-1830. HEALTH ISSUES? HIGH blood pressure? High cholesterol? Do you suffer from a chronic disease like diabetes, arthritis or any cardiac condition? Healthy Terrace offers free group sessions on various topics. For more information call Alanna at Healthy Terrace, 615-5533. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETS Thursday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church. Both meetings are open to everyone. THE TERRACE CHAPTER of TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) meets once a week in the cafeteria in the basement of Mills Memorial Hospital. Weigh-in starts at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:15 p.m. For more information about this, call Joan at 250-635-0998 or Sandy 250-635-4716. COMMUNITY COLLEGE QUILTERS welcome you to come out on Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. All levels of quilters welcome. For more info, call Rhonda at 250-635-4294 or Heather at 250-635-3780. TERRACE NISGA’A ELDERS and volunteer group hold craft night Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Terrace Nisga’a Society community room (located across from Gold Diggers). HELPING HANDS OF Terrace, a non-profit organization, recycles cans, bottles and scrap metal with proceeds going to help seniors, cancer patients and children get medications or assistance they can’t access or afford. Individuals and businesses who would like to be involved are asked to call 778-634-3844. Cash donations can also be made at the Northern Savings Credit Union.

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un people, move over, the Moonists are on their way. Simply put, the way you Solartypes want the year divided neatly into four seasons, three months each, is over. Lunar rules as of now. Allow me to explain. While I’ll allow you the advantage you have with the Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall thing you have going on, I ask you: what the heck is this? December 12 is still fall? According to YOUR reckonings, winter does not START til December 22 -- look it up, Solar lovers. That’s your precious “Winter Solstice.” That’s when it is the darkest out – fine, whatever, your Sun is the most gone, just like June 21 when it’s there all day and most of the night heating us unbearably from the west. Too absent, too present, too cold, too hot. But we Moonies know that our orb is a better, more constant companion. It is there for us, waxing and waning, sliver and fulsome, every 28 days – or every 27.321582241, 27.212220817 or 29.530588853 days. This variation is because it depends how you look at it – comparing to the stars, standing on one place of the earth rather than another, or allowing for the fact the moon, and its orbit around earth, is not a round ball but an egg. How groovy is that? A giant egg in the sky affects our tides, I am so into that. Martin Allen tells us that at the simplest level, all lunar calendars are based on the approximation that two lunations last 59 days: a 30 day “full” month followed by a 29 day “hollow” month — but this is only marginally accurate and quickly needs correction by using larger cycles, or the equivalent of leap days.

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13th moonth One exception is the Hebrew calendar, which was calculated very precisely more than a thousand years ago, based on a lunation of 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 3 1/2 seconds, which differs from modern calculations by only one day in 15,000 years. Well, that’s a breeze! A month is 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 3.5 seconds! I can think of a mnemonic song right now to remember that – it goes to the tune of “Jenny, don’t change your number, 8675309,” or maybe Pizza Hut’s radio jingle, either one will work. You Sunnies chanting “Thirty days hath September, April, June and November” can easily mix up your words and sing “Thirty days hath October, April, May and December!” How about this: each month will have 28 days; 365 divided by 28 is 13. Any problem with 13? Black cats? Walking under ladders? Each of our 13 months, here in the

Terrace and District area, will have 28 days. That leaves 364, so every year will have a Year Day. Every four years will have a Leap Year Day. They will come right at the end of the year, and they will be STATS, that’s right, new paid holidays are built right in, just when we are at our most tired and grumpy. Or full of Christmas/New Year’s cheer, however you roll. Now, to name our months: january, february, Hobiyee, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november, december. This option gives us both the Nisga’a New Year, when the oolican (saviour fish) start running, AND the rest of the months are easier to type. Or, we can borrow from the Tonga people, who never went for that Sun-calendar fad in the first place. Their lunar-based months are Liha Mu’a, Liha Mui, Vai Mu’a, Vai Mui, Faka’afu Mo’ui, Faka’afu Mate, Hilinga Kelekele, Hilinga Mea’a, ‘Ao’ao, Fu’ufu’unekinanga, ‘Uluenga, Tanuma, and ‘O’oamofanongo. As it happens, Liha Mui falls in mid-December to early January, so we could say Happy Liha Mui! Those romantic types among us who like to say fall is their favourite season could claim to love ‘Uluenga, that month that covers mid-September to early October. And I would enjoy throwing an annual ‘O’oamofanongo Party, late October to early November, hoping the Grey Cup would coincide most years. The third option is: Darkcold, Stillcold, Notspring, Fakespring, Realspring, Summernot, Summerhot, Summerwet, Fallnow, Stillfall, Almostwinter, Winter, CHAR. That’s right: the 13th moonth is named after me. All caps.


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THORNHILL PUB: Free pool Wed. and Sun., karaoke night Thurs. Karen and Mark provide musical entertainment every Fri. and Sat. night 7 p.m. Shuttle service if you need a ride. LEGION Branch 13: Meat draws every Sat. afternoon. GEORGE’S PUB: Free poker Sun. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Wed. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Karaoke Sun.. Live weekend entertainment. Dec. 14, 15 River Valley Rats; Dec. 21, 22 Playback; Dec. 27 DJ; Dec. 28, 29 After Hours; Dec. 31 Triple Bypass. Tickets on sale before and at door. Shuttle service if you need a ride. mt. layton lounge: Open daily noon to 11 p.m. Free pool, darts and shuffleboard. beasleys mix: Karaoke every Fri. night, free pool every Sat.


■■ art show: Unique Photography runs until Dec. 15 at Skeena Diversity Society. ■■ terrace art gallery presents Invaluable, artwork by Rod Brown and Tara Irwin, in both galleries until Dec.

29. Free admission. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Free admission.


■■ skeena diversity movie Night and Discussion will show My Name is Khan, a film by Karan Johar, at 7 p.m. Dec. 12. An Indian Muslim man with Asperger’s Syndrome takes a challenge to speak to the U.S. president seriously and embarks on a cross-country journey. Before, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. it’s an open house, 12-12-12: World Day of Interconnectedness, joining the world in celebrating humanity’s need to come together from illness to wellness.


■■ Uplands Elementary School presents its Christmas Concert Dec. 12 at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre. ■■ christmas coffee house from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 15 at Cafenara. Terrace Academy of Music students and Classical Act invite everyone to come listen to a variety of music for all to enjoy.

Students will perform a selection of solos, duets and ensembles on stringed instruments and keyboard. Free admission. ■■ terrace symphony orchestra presents A Christmas Offering with conductor Mike Wen, assistant conductor Stacey Zorn and guest soloist Ellie Higginson, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22 at Knox United Church. Come celebrate the season with music and readings. Congregational singing as well so all may participate. Tickets on sale at Misty River Books and at the door.


■■ black and white Gala New Year’s Eve 2012 parties into the early morning hours in the Waap Haawk dining room (cafeteria building) at Northwest Community College Dec. 31. Formal. Cocktails at 6 p.m.; fine dining dinner at 7 p.m. Dancing until 2 a.m. Cash bar, formal champagne celebration, party favours and prize draws. Rides home will be provided. This is a fundraiser for student scholarships and tax receipts will be issued. To buy tickets or if you have questions, call Lynne at 635-6511 ext. 5219, or email, or come to the campus. Ticket purchase deadline is Dec. 13. A19

For the Season please save your recyclable bottles and cans for Helping Hands to help seniors, cancer patients and sick children who need help with prescriptions and trips to Vancouver for treatment. For pickup: phone Ron and Mavis at 778.634.3844

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Would Like to send a Big Thank You out to all the supporters of the Kermode Festival of Lights at George Little Park: • Joe Therrian

• Brian Downie

• Dean and Shelby Sturko

• Chris Swanson

• Salvation Army

• Hanna and Jodi Dale

• Terrace Art Gallery

• Matthew Daratha

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• Cambria Gordon

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General Manager Burns Lake Native Development Corporation is a First Nations owned and driven organization. With a strong working relationship with its Board of Directors the organization is committed to promoting entrepreneurship and economic growth development within its six member first nations. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ideal candidate for this half-time position (moving to full time pending resources) will demonstrate - financial management skills - good written and oral skills - strong management skills and project management experience - experience working with a board of directors - hands-on HR management skills - familiarity with lending principles - experience in community economic development - experience in a non- profit organization - must have experience in proposal writing, forestry, logging and value added operations - good understanding of dealing with first nation communities Responsibilities: - co-ordinating meetings of, and reporting to, Board and its committees - assisting Board formulate policies and programs - overseeing administration - planning, developing and monitoring budgets and performance targets - developing and maintaining HR policies; recruiting, training, supervising staff - leading economic development initiatives Applicants ideally will have several years management experience, post secondary education in a business related field, familiarity with log harvesting, small business lending and an ability to work with diverse client and partnership groups. Aboriginal ancestry is an asset. Please submit resumes by January 7, 2013 to:

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The Terrace Youth Soccer Association has an opening for a temporary part-time Program Support Clerk position. This position will commence January 1, 2013 and end on October 1, 2013 (subject to review). This is a part-time position (average15 hrs/wk) with variable hours as some evening and weekend work may be required (additional hours may be added during peak times of the season). Hourly rate of $17/hr. DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the TYSA president, the incumbent will be required to answer the TYSA phone and email and route all calls to the appropriate people, help maintain the website and provide clerical support to various committees. Duties will also include performing word processing functions in the preparation for the start of the 2013 season, photocopying, filing, faxing, ordering departmental supplies and other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: High school graduation with at least one-year post-secondary education in Office Administration or Business Administration (diploma preferred) with a minimum of two years of directly related work experience particularly in word processing, customer service and reception. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered. The incumbent must also: • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database applications, email and internet;· • Have the ability to relate effectively with the public, and board members as well as work in a team environment with a minimum of supervision; • Work efficiently under pressure of deadlines; • Possess excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills; • Have the ability to handle and prioritize different tasks; • Possess excellent proof reading skills as attention to d tail is mandatory Respond in confidence, by submitting a current resume to: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Closing Date: December 14, 2012 A21 A21




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KALUM KABS LTD. Requires full/part time dispatchers and drivers. Guaranteed wages, flexible hours. Drop off resume to 4449 Lakelse Ave. No phone calls please. Looking for Part time cleaning lady for rental units and motel rooms call 250-638-1885 Mount Layton Hotsprings has immediate openings for FT/PT Cook, Housekeeping and Barmaid/lounge server. Resumes may be faxed, emailed or dropped off in person to Mount Layton Hotsprings: (fax) 250-798-2478 No phone calls please 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. Fax resumes to: 780725-4430 SCOTIABANK Terrace Part time Customer Rep Position Available. Drop resume at Terrace Branch or email

Large recreational dealer in Terrace, has an immediate opening for an enthusiastic, well spoken, self motivated individual. Computer experience is necessary. Preference will be given to applicants with previous experience. Must possess a current class 5 drivers license. Please send resume to: File 317 c/o Terrace Standard 3210 Clinton Street, Terrace, BC V8G 5R2 ONLY THOSE CONSIDERED FOR THE POSITION WILL BE CONTACTED

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4650 Lakelse Avenue






32 MEZIADIN CR $39,900 MLS

4604 TUCK AVE $49,000 MLS

• 180 x 250 • Recreational lot • Meziadin Lake HANS STACH

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4633 GOULET AVE. - $169,900 MLS • Perfect Rancher • Wood Stove • Detached Shop KELLY BULLEID

3943 CRESCENTVIEW - $199,900 MLS

• new & modern coffee colored kitchen • new high effi furnace & heat pump • updated flring, 4 bdmrs, private yard JOHN/SHEILA

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• 3 bdrm suite up & 2 bdrm suite down • new windows, new roof • separate meters, great investment!! JOHN/SHEILA


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SOL 2217 EVERGREEN $219,900 MLS

• Solid Built Three Bedroom home • Hot Tub, Rec Room • Large Deck

4402 MUNROE $219,900 MLS

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4712 HAUGLAND $249,900 MLS

• 4 bdrm, 2 1/2 Baths • beautifully updated kitchen w/appliances • great location, walking distance to schools TASHIANA VELD

4718 WALSH AVE. $239,900 MLS • open foor plan • fully renovated • 3 bedroom suite LAURIE FORBES

1725 CREEK ST. $249,900 MLS

• Private 6.7 acres with creek • 3 bedroom ranch style home • quite no thru street close to town LAURIE FORBES


2626 GITZYON AVE.$250,000 MLS

4735 WILSON AVE. - $254,900 MLS

4112 ANDERSON $289,900 MLS

3514 EBY STREET $289,900 MLS

• Private 20 acres • spacious log home • year round creek LAURIE FORBES


4902 LABELLE $272,000 MLS

• Six Bedrooms • Great Family Location • Many Upgrades



• 6 Bedroom 3 Bathrm family home • Close to schools and Hospital • Move in or up/down rental investment DAVE MATERI

3431 SPARKS $239,000 MLS

• 4 bedroom Rancher on the bench • dble garage, new counters, flooring • easy potential suite in the basement VANCE HADLEY

• 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Home • Ideal Bench Location • Single Attached Garage KELLY BULLEID

• duplex with an extra suite • 2 - One bedrm suites & 1 two bdrm • excellent return and investment VANCE HADLEY

USK - $259,900 MLS

4930 LAZELLE $259,900 MLS

• cozy log home on 1.29 acre • central fireplace, new hickory kitchen • 3 bdrms, full bsmt, private setting JOHN/SHEILA

• 4 bedrm, new Ikea Ikitchen. • Huge Rec room with pellet stove • 2 level sundeck, finished basement VANCE HADLEY

3573 LARCH AVE $342,000 MLS

2448 THORNHILL ST $359,900 MLS

• Both units rented with Happy tenants • Excellent condition in and out • Major upgrades completed-MUST SEE DAVE MATERI PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP

• Spacious family home • Backs onto Golf Course • Huge detached shop. SUZANNE GLEASON G!



4022 YEO $371,000 MLS

• Beautiful Quality Built Sunridge • Stunning View • West Slope of Terrace Mountain

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• stunning 3 bdrm + den & NO HST • fully finished walk out bsmt • vaulted ceiling, amazing view JOHN/SHEILA

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• 24 Units Plus Owners Quarters • Concrete Building, Furnished • Close To Chances, Curling Rink Etc. RUSTY LJUNGH

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316 LODGEPOLE ST. $469,000 MLS • Private 2.77 Acres • Beautifully updated 2 storey full basement New 70’ x 30’ shop LAURIE FORBES



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4PLEX: taking applications for a clean, quiet, renovated 2 bdrm bsmt suite, 5 appliances. Adult oriented, $1,000 + utilities,no smoking, no pets, two ref’s required. Ph 250615-7543

1923 Willis Piano. Great Condition. $800 OBO. 250-6350783

A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

Real Estate For Sale By Owner BEAUTIFUL family home on the Bench with stunning view, backing Terrace Mnt. Well maintained in quiet neighborhood on double ended cul du sac. Upstairs: 4 bedrooms, main ensuite, family bathroom. Main floor: Living room with natural gas fireplace, dining room, family room, kitchen, den and 1/2 bath. Basement: Bedroom with en suite, pool room/gym, TV room and crawl space. 3000sq.ft. approximate total size. Double garage, fenced backyard, extra parking. Lots of extras included. Asking $485,000. 3814 Hatton Street, Terrace. To view please call 250-638-7627

Misc. for Sale AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions online at: Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. BIG BUILDING sale... “”This is a clearance sale you don’t want to miss!”” 20x20 $3,985. 25x24 $4,595. 30x36 $6,859. 35x48 $11,200. 40x52 $13,100. 47x76 $18,265. One End wall included. Call Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. GREAT GIFT IDEA! ChillSpot is The COOLEST Dog Bed-A new and innovative, thermodynamically cooled dog bed, that enhances the cool tile surfaces our pets rely on during the warm weather months. Use promo code COOLGIFT For 10 % off! HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Houses For Sale Home for sale on 1/2 acre lot with large insulated shop. 200Amp wiring in shop. $139,900. Call Cora at 250615-0040

Real Estate NEW HOUSE FOR SALE COMPLETED BY Dec 2012 3 bdrm, 2 full bath, full garage, Lg Lot, minutes from town. To view call 250-6158457 or 250-638-0734

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1631 Haisla Blvd. Kitimat, BC 2 bedroom suites security building New: dishwasher, appliances & cabinets. All New: windows, plumbing, electrical, drywall, kitchen & bathroom - sound insulated - electric heat. 1 yr lease Starting at $995 per month N/S, N/P For complete details or to request an application, please call 250.632.7814

For Rent taking application on side by side duplex 3 bdrm, 2 bath, carport, shed in upper Thornhill n/p n/s Avail. Dec, 2 references required. 1,100/m plus utilities. 250-635-3756 A23 A23


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4635 Lakelse Ave – 2,900 sq ft Prime location store front in the Safeway Mall near TD Bank 101-4816 Hwy16W – 2,660 sq ft One of the most visible and desirable retail locations in Terrace 4 - 5002 Pohle Ave - 950 sq ft In town storage, warehouse or shop 5011 Keith Ave - 4100 sq ft

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4 bedroom, 3 bath split entry home with double garage w/ inlaw suite above, private yard and great neighbourhood



5 bedroom, 3 bath split entry home with single garage all set up on a 1.796 acre property

3 bedroom, 2 bath rancher with full, unfinished basement, 1.74 acres and 28 x 24 ft wired shop.

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- 1378 sq. ft. bungalow on 2 acres - 2 bedrooms - hardwood floors - wood stove - small creek - close to town

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Available January 1 3BDRM Home for professional couple/family in Terrace. Quiet area close to schools & downtown, large secure private yard backing Howe Creek. Trail. N/S N/P. $1,500/month + utilities, contact

HOME FOR RENT 4 bdrm, 3 full bathrm,executive house quiet dead end st.Inc 5 appliances, ref’s req’d, avail immed $1,600/pm+util.N/S,N/P. e-mail

Nice 3 bdrm rancher on Southside. N/P, N/S, Good References Required. $950/mo. 250-638-8639.

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Off Road Vehicles 96 Yamaha 350 ATV. Good shape mechanical & body. Mud Lite Tires. Winch. Great Hunting Bike. $2,700. Call Terry 250-635-5592 ATV’S, UTV’s, Dirt Bikes & Golf Buggies. Kamloops Cartsplus. 1-888-371-3946.





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CITY OF TERRACE PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENTION DISPOSAL OF LAND TAKE NOTICE THAT, in accordance with the Community Charter, the Council of the City of Terrace intends to lease the following lands to the not-for-profit group My Mountain Co-op: a 645-square foot portion of the building known as the Kwinitsa Foreman’s Residence located at 4805 Highway 16 West (legally described as District Lot 362, R5, Coast District, Plan BCP17919) for a one-year period to December 31, 2013 for the total rent of One Dollar ($1.00). THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 26 OF THE COMMUNITY CHARTER, AND AMENDMENTS THERETO. Ron Bowles, Director of Finance

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Shames set to open on top It’s opening weekend at Shames Mountain, and the ski and snowboard community is even more stoked than usual. “The energy’s incredible,” said Shames general manager Christian Theberge. That’s because this is the year My Mountain Co-op finally takes ownership of the mountain, following news that the provincial government has set out a forgiveness plan for Shames’ long-standing debt, paving the way for the Co-op to purchase the mountain, not just act as operator. “We’ll actually have ownership,” he said. “All that we’ve put in will be an asset.” The Co-op spent about $300,000 this summer on upgrades to the facility – things like installing an environmentally safe generator building and a new chairlift cable, moving above ground cables underground, and trading in traditional chair lift seats for ones that flip up, to save riders from getting wet on the morning lift and staff from having to shovel them off. This is work that has been needed for the last 10 years, but that the previous owners weren’t in a financial position to complete, he said, noting that these were major investments and that costs every year aren’t going to be as high. But Theberge says that the $300,000 cost is actually about half of what it would have cost if it weren’t for the help of volunteers and donations from the community. When you add in all of the value-added help, the amount of work we’ve done is closer to $600,000, he said. Investing this money and time was a bit of a leap of faith, as there were no guarantees the province would have stepped in to forgive the mountain’s debt. “It could’ve gone either way,” he said. “But things needed to be done.” And if the province hadn’t stepped in, “it would have been the end of the ski hill,” he said. The end of the ski hill would have meant the loss of 60 seasonal full- and parttime jobs and about $1 million to the local economy. But now that those worries are behind them, the mountain can look towards the 2012/2013 season, which opens this Saturday, Dec. 15.

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At last year’s Shames Mountain grand opening weekend festivities, Ethan Campbell, then 8, feeds a frenchfry to a friendly Whiskey Jack. “It’s a big day,” said Theberge, noting that Sunday is an All Seasons demo day, which means the weekend will be very busy on the hill. The Powder Express bus is back running this year, leaving from Copperside at 8:00 a.m. and heading back at 4 p.m. It will be available on the weekends and every day of the holidays, for a round trip cost of $10. School groups will once again be on the hill Fridays and Mondays, after taking last year off due to teacher job action. “Kids are the future of the mountain,” said Theberge. “We’re hoping to get as many as we can.” Shames has the lowest school group price

in the province, he says. And the new Northern Snow Angels program, which aims to fund students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford a trip up the mountain, will help introduce kids to skiing and snowboarding as well. For special events this year, the Ruins Cup, Kermode Tuck, and Family Day festivities are all a go once again, as is a toboggan demo day. The snow report is calling for a normal year of snowfall, compared to last year’s record snowfall. But, “here it’s hard to put much weight in weather,” he said. “It’s not uncommon to wake up to 50 cm.” And looking forward to future years, the

hill is in the midst of drawing up a master plan. There’s talk of building a hostel – but the mountain needs to have power, first. Right now, the mountain runs on a diesel generator, which is very expensive. Running power lines up the hill is expensive, too – we’re talking millions of dollars that the mountain would have to pay for. But Theberge is optimistic there will be community support once they decide it’s time to go ahead with this endeavour. “We’re a non-profit organization, no different than the library or the arena,” he said, noting groups have already offered their services to the project. “We’re an important asset to the town.”

Bantam girls pick it back up in Prince George The bantam Female Rep team returned home from their Prince George tournament last week with a strong result closer to what they’ve been used to all season. Although they fell to an Alberta team from Lloydminster, losing in the finals 4-0, the team was pleased with the results. “The team had a great weekend, looking much better than the previous tournament in Kamloops,” said coach Mario Desjardins. “Playing back to back weekends helped as the previous tournament in Kamloops the team had a three-and-a-half week break,” he said. They started the Tournament

defeating Lloydminster 2-1 on Friday night. Saturday started off with a decisive 9-1 win against Williams Lake in the morning game with Taylor Beck having a 6-point game. Later that night, they lost to their northern rivals and home team Prince George 2-1 in a game that saw our team out shoot our opponent 43-19. “Our team could only get one goal past a hot PG goalie, Avery Quiring,” he said. Sunday morning the team needed a win or a tie to move on to the finals, and got just what they needed, defeating their opponents, the Smithers Female Midget Rep

team 5-0. Sage Desjardins led the way with a 5-point game. “Our team had only one hour to rest up for our final game against Lloydminster, that hadn’t seen the ice since Saturday,” said Desjardins. “Going into the final game I was concerned that our tank was empty after coming off a harder than anticipated game with the Smithers team.” The girls came out strong in the 1st period with the game tied at 0, but heading into the second, Lloydminster scored just four minutes in to take a 1-0 lead going into the break. After the break, Lloydminster

scored on their first shift putting Terrace behind by two goals. Lloydminster scored again at the seven minute mark to put the game away. “In a desperate move I pulled our goalie with four minutes left to try and generate a goal, but Lloydminster managed to find the back of the empty net with two minutes remaining in the game,” said Desjardins. “Overall the Girls had an excellent tournament weekend taking a second place finish.” Next for the team is a home series against the Prince Rupert Pee Wee Reps on Dec. 15 before settling into Christmas break.

After the Christmas break several players will be heading to Williams Lake for the BC U16 camp. There, the top 17 players will be selected from over 40-50 female players to represent their zone in the BC Cup in April. Editor’s note: In last week’s edition, we incorrectly identified the Bantam Female Rep team as the Midget Female Rep team. We regret the error and apologize for any confusion this may have caused.



Young volleyball teams have room to grow next season Terrace Volleyball teams travelled to the BC Provincial championships at the beginning of the month, and while they didn’t come out on top, the experience helped prep the young teams for next year. In Kelowna ending the weekend of Dec. 1, Centennial Christian School came 7th out of 12 teams in the A BC Boys Provincial Championships. “It was a good tournament,” said coach Joel Ringma. “We had the misfortune of one of our starters (Lucas Lanterman) staying home sick and another (Cole Nutma) injured himself in the hotel pool on our first day, leaving us with seven players, two of whom were Grade 8 players.” No other team of the 48 teams at the tournament had even one Grade 8 player, he said. “While we may not have achieved as well as some may have hoped, we responded well to adversity and had some outstanding and inspirational performances.” “Kenton Veldman was recognized as an all-star and, had we finished higher in the standings, Nathan Struyk would have been formally recognized as well.” The teams middle players, Jason Bandstra and Vidar Sandals played

some of their best volleyball of the season and Mason Kroeker, Lucas Mantel and Evan Veldman weren’t intimidated by the big stage of provincials, he said. The team had a particularly outstanding match against eventual winner #1 ranked Kelowna Christian, taking two sets off of them and giving them a big scare in front of their hometown fans in the quarterfinal game. “All in all, I was proud of the way our team played, how well they represented our school and the NorthWest zone and the clear enjoyment and fun they had playing volleyball at the Provincial Championship level and enjoying the gifts God has given them,” said Ringma. Caledonia Secondary School, another young team—the team is made up of mostly Grade 10 and 11 boys, and faced teams made up of primarily Grade 12’s, competed in the AAA division of the BC Boys Championships in Kelowna, and placed 20th. “The tournament was a bit disappointing, but I think my younger guys learned a lot,” said coach Keith Axelson, noting the player of the tournament was Grade 12 Marcus MacKay.

“Marcus was a leader on the court and played with a lot of heart all week,” he said. The tournament started off well, with the boys winning two out of the three round robin games, setting up a match against Ballenas from Vancouver Island, the number two seed coming off the Island. “We had to win that match to get into the championship round,” he said. “And ultimately, we fell short.” They won the first set, but lost the next three, which placed them back in the consolation round. “The team never really looked the same from that point on,” he said. The team then suffered loses to two teams they had won against before, Mount Baker from Cranbrook, who they’d defeated two straight in the round robin and Kelley Road from Prince George, who they’d defeated earlier in the season at a Prince George tournament. “We were a fairly young team compared to our competition,” he said. “Hopefully this will bode well for next year.” Almost half-a-dozen starters will be returning next year. “There’s a pretty good core group to build with for next year,” he said.

Caledonia Kermodes win two in Rupert The first weekend of the senior high school basketball season is over and after the dust settled the Caledonia Kermodes stole two games from the hometown Charles Hays Rainmakers in Prince Rupert on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Charles Hays gymnasium. The Rainmakers and Kermodes were both missing players due to the BC High School Volleyball Cham-


pionships but the shortened benches continued the rivalry and battled it out on the court. The Kermodes won game one by a score of 81 – 60 but the game was actually much closer than the score appears. Game two saw a closer— and more defensive—game as the Rainmakers held a 3 point lead at the half before the Kermodes clawed back in the final frame for a 55-47

ike Maxwell, who left the river in 2004, probably contributed more to the Renaissance of two handed rods in British Columbia than any single individual, and, I suspect, since he was waving his long rods at tackle shows throughout the Pacific Northwest when every other steelheader was casting flies with single handed rods, his influence may have extended south of the border too. Though he had his own style, Mike was satisfied with the traditional method of casting he’d learned in his homeland. Reading his method leaves the unmistakable impression that he was less concerned with casting prodigious distances than with what to do with the fly when it was in the water. Art Lingren, having come from the tradition of float fishing, by far and away the most popular, way to fish steelhead on the rivers of BC at that time, also read rivers as float fishers do and knew that few steelhead were caught at the end of really long casts. For Mike, Art, and me, the emphasis was how best to cover choice steelhead water. While Mike was spreading the Spey fishing gospel, and Art was sharing the fruits of his explorations into hybrid sinking lines and fly design with the steelheading fly fisher cognoscenti, I was applying lessons gleaned from both of them and combining them with my own ideas in an effort to catch Skeena steelhead 10 months

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win. Kermodes were led by Reegin Maki, Patrick Kurek, Kynan Finnie and Brennan Jay while Chris Mair and Drew Robinson were the anchors for the Rainmakers. The Kermodes and Rainmakers will return to meet again at Caledonia next weekend, the 14th and 15th, after competing in a tournament in Vanderhoof last weekend.

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■■ Derby boy? Here’s Postman Sam Harling, who came in third at the North Coast Nightmares roller derby fundraiser, allmale beauty pageant and auction on Saturday, Dec. 1. He auctioned off one-hour of snow shovelling to the highest bidder Skeena Rent-a-Car, who offered to double the amount if he did it in his fundraising drag wear. The team raised enough money to host one home game, plus almost $1000 for the Salvation Army Christmas Hamper.

of the year. Meanwhile, Hazel and Burkheimer unknown to us, a ferrealized, a long rod cament was brewing south pable of heroic casts and of the border that revoable to pitch a large fly lutionized steelhead flyin a stiff breeze would fishing, and steelheadbe a distinct asset. ing in general. It took all of a deKerry Burkheimer cade, but the duo atand John Hazel, emtained their goal when ployees of Randall they demonstrated that Kaufman’s Streamborn Hazel’s expensive cusFly shop in Tigard Ortom built lines matched egon, got their hands on with Burkheimer’s rods a fibre glass two hander could do all those things SKEENA ANGLER made by Hardy. There and made Spey casting being no internet then, easier as well. ROB BROWN the two casting instrucWhile Burkheimer tor/guides managed to and Hazel were teachget some rudimentary ing their take on the art information from old of casting for steelhead books on salmon fishing. with both hands to neoWith typical American phytes on the Deschutes, enterprise, Hazel began butchering brand Jimmy Green and Al Buhr were indepennew heavy fly lines and going through the dently pursuing a similar path on the Snake tedious and toxic process of splicing them River. Green, working at a fledgling rod in an effort create the ultimate line for manufacturer by the name of Sage, betwo fisted fly rods. Burkheimer, who had gan producing prototypes of the rods that served his rod building apprenticeship un- eventually became the most famous double der the famous American rod builder Russ handers in the world. Peak, beavered away at building a spin on At around the same time, the venerable the traditional salmon rod more suitable Orvis Company of Vermont, whose busifor steelheading on his beloved Deschutes ness predates that of the House of Hardy River. in Britain, (and who had been producing The Deschutes is a big river, a smaller a 15 foot rod for the overseas market) beversion of our fabled Thompson where, gan manufacturing a 13 foot rod for a 9

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line. With news of the advantages of two handed rods spreading along the steelhead telegraph, other rod manufacturers began producing shorter Spey rods. One day while fishing the Trapper’s Run on the Zymoetz. Doug Webb complained of a sore right shoulder. Doug was fishing a 9 weight, 9 foot single handed graphite rod built by Reg Sieben on a heavy J. Kennedy Fisher blank. When I suggested he should put aside that rod in favour of a double hander, Doug was skeptical, to say the least, but he had a enough trust in my judgement to buy a 15 foot Orvis with a matching reel and a 40 yard double taper line. After a few outings, he was casting a decent line and, as I predicted, his shoulder pains disappeared. To this day, Doug fishes a two handed rod for steelhead exclusively. Now there were two of us fishing double handed rods on the lower Skeena. We knew nothing of the Spey revolution in the US, but we began seeing the odd fisher packing a two handed rod in the Fall, and a few two handed flyrods made by Sage and Loomis began appearing on the racks of the local tackle shops. Lines were still a problem. Our long double tapered Hardy lines served us well when angling summer steelhead, but the home made sinking tips we used in the winter were a hardship. Jim Vincent changed all that. ...continued next week...

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