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On Dec. 14 the Supreme Court of B.C. Ordered that the Certificates of Pending Litigation (CPL) on Watson Island be lifted, opening the door for the City of Prince Rupert to sell the property to the Watson Island Development Corporation (WatCo). In his 16-page ruling, Master Muir said she was satisfied that the City of Prince Rupert had demonstrated hardship and inconvenience as a result of the Certificates Shaun Thomas/The Northern View of Pending Litigation Team Tiger members (left to right) Austyn King, Brett Hutcheon, Austin Geisbrect and Jaylon Basso race based on the risk of an across the Charles Hays gym floor during the Face Plant competition, part of the CHSS Gym Riot held environmental spill, the on Dec. 20. For more from the event, see page 12 costs associated with cleaning up any such spill and the fact that u Sightings up around the City WatCo has offered to pay for immediate clean-up of the chemicals if the “lingering issues related to ownership are dealt with”. By Martina Perry animal bothering them. The ruling also refutes The Northern View Kluivers came to Prince Rupert any claim Sun Wave has on Tuesday and located a wolf in made about once again Conservation officers from the Park Avenue area fitting the being given ownership Terrace believe the number of wolf description and shot it due to safety of the land through the sightings in town may slow down concerns. current legal dispute. after a wolf was put down in Prince “This particular wolf was acting “Sun Wave has not Rupert on Dec. 18. bolder and bolder and losing its argued that it can avail - Dale Kluivers natural fear of humans. It was itself of any statutory “We received many complaints [and we believe] a majority of those associating people with food… exceptions contained in complaints came from one wolf. So that’s why it was following the Local Government Hopefully that one is gone now,” Dale Kluivers, a people,” he said. Act or the Land Title Act conservation officer from the Terrace office, said. “If one bear, cougar or wolf gets habituated and acts sections relied upon by Complaints from Rupertites included a wolf unnaturally it will show up all over… Wolves move Prince Rupert,” reads the following both humans and pets, with those around pretty quick.” ruling. See Wolf, Page 3 See Sun Wave, Page 2 complaining describing a similar fur pattern on the

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Mayor, WatCo CEO say ruling will help move sale forward Continued from page 1 “Sun Wave is entitled to proceed and obtain a declaration that the actions of Prince Rupert [related to the tax sale] were ultra vires, if that is the case. Sun Wave is, however, barred from recovering the Lands by the statutory provisions set out above,” wrote the judge in the ruling. “I am therefore of the view that the claim of Sun Wave to an interest in the Lands is overcome by the statutory provisions of the Local Government Act and the Land Title Act and hence there is no foundation for a Certificate of Pending Litigation to remain on the titles.” And while the ruling closes the door on Sun Wave possibly reclaiming ownership of Watson Island, it does not preclude financial damages being awarded to the company. “Damages are sought, however, and could be awarded in this action,” reads the ruling. “While I appreciate that the

“It addresses one of the major conditions in our acquisition of Watson Island.” - WatCo CEO Perry Braun

power to cancel a CPL should be exercised with very great caution when a party is seeking specific performance, I am satisfied here that damages will provide adequate compensation to Sun Wave.” While not commenting on this ruling specifically, Prince Rupert mayor Jack Mussallem said he’s glad to see progress being made on the Watson Island file. “It is good to see the court dealing with these applications because anything that is cleared up going forward allows for more opportunity for Watson Island,” he said. WatCo CEO Perry Braun said he

too was happy with the resolution. “We are pleased with the court’s decision today. It addresses one of the major conditions in our acquisition of Watson Island and paves the way for the purchase to move forward,” he said in a statement to the Prince Rupert Northern View. “We believe in the future of Watson Island as a multi-product bulk terminal that will provide good-paying jobs in the region. The next step is to complete the remediation and development plan that would allow the purchase to be finalized and the site to be redeveloped in an economically and an environmentally sound manner.” WatCo plans to tear most of the old pulp mill buildings located on the approximately 300 acre island down to the ground, saving some building and structures like warehouses and water treatment tanks for re-purposing, and create a logistics and export facility. The plan calls for light industrial and

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A Supreme Court judge has ruled that Sun Wave Forest Products cannot make claim to the former pulp mill site.

ancillary uses near the entrance, significant bulk storage on the site, bulk liquid storage for products like Canola oil and improvements to an existing concrete dock that can currently handle two handymax ships at a time. There are also plans

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Continued from Page 1 But Kluivers does acknowledge there are more wolves in the community, informing the Prince Rupert Northern View the conservation office has received 72 calls regarding wolves this year, with 70 of them coming in after Nov. 7. Of these complaints, the majority are said to have come from the 2nd Avenue West and Park Ave. area, as well as the 6th, 7th and 11th Avenue East and Seal Cove areas. “There is a healthy wolf population on the island because there’s a healthy deer population. There’s also lots of stray cats [for wolves to prey on],” Kluivers said. The RCMP have also been receiving numerous calls regarding wolves. Constable Matt Ericson, spokesman for the Prince Rupert RCMP, said there have been 11 calls received regarding wolf sightings since November, with the RCMP receiving eight of those calls in December. Ericson said a majority of the sightings came from the Moresby or Sherbrooke area, with Ericson speculating the wild animals are coming down from the mountain. Jack Mussallem, mayor of Prince Rupert, points to the time

of year for the number of wolf sightings. “People notice wolves more at this time of year. I think that’s largely because the sources of food that are readily available, such as small animals, [are now obscured] because of the snow and some smaller animals wolves would normally eat are in hibernation,” he said. Mussallem didn’t imply the City would be pushing for a conservation Office to be opened in Prince Rupert in the near future, however he said down the line he would like to see a Ministry of Environment office opened in the community. “As Prince Rupert gets busier I’m hoping to see the Provincial Government start to concentrate on our area more,” he said. Information on the Provincial Government’s website states it isn’t common for wolves to attack or pursue humans and if problems between the two occur it may be attributed to wolves becoming comfortable with people as a result of direct or indirect feeding. The website also warns British Columbians it’s an offence to feed dangerous wildlife. Additionally, Kluivers said wolves are naturally shy of humans, but can become

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This wolf was spotted going through garbage in front of a house on Sherbrook Ave. in the early morning hours of Dec. 18. habituated if humans do not act threatening around the wild animals. The government says people should not allow a wolf to come within 100 metres of them. If individuals see a wolf they should try to make themselves look larger by raising their arms and waving them in the air. People are reminded not to turn their backs to a wolf, but to back away

slowly. Although for the most part wolves tend to stay away from humans, there have been reported incidents of wolves attacking, even killing, pets in Prince Rupert a number of years ago. To avoid having your pet targeted by a wolf, Kluivers reminds pet owners to keep dogs on a leash while walking them. If a wolf can be seen keep the dog

close and pick the dog up and slowly back away if the dog is small enough. “The wolf will just see a little dog as prey, like a cat,” he said. The Provincial Government warns people not to leave their pets, and more importantly children, unsupervised if a wolf has been spotted in the area.

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Extreme weather believed to be cause of fatal accident On Dec. 15, 2012, at approximately nine a.m. members of the Prince Rupert RCMP detachment responded to a complaint of a two vehicle head on collision on Highway 16 at the Ridley Island turnoff in Prince Rupert. At the time of the collision road conditions were extreme, with heavy snow falling and the highway was covered with slush. Upon arrival at the scene investigators determined that one of the vehicles had been traveling

westbound towards Prince Rupert. As this driver approached the Oliver Lake area they lost control of their vehicle and traveled into the eastbound lane of traffic subsequently colliding head-on with an eastbound vehicle. The occupants of the Eastbound vehicle were taken to Prince Rupert Regional Hospital with moderate injuries. One of these passengers was later transported to Vancouver General Hospital, due to complications, where they succumbed to their injuries.

RCMP are not releasing the name of the victim, though do confirm it was a female victim involved. “It is with a profound sadness that we are having to inform the public of this collision, and our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends affected by this tragic incident,” stated Cst. Matt Ericson, spokesman for the Prince Rupert RCMP. “At this stage of the investigation it appears as though extreme weather conditions may

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Earthquake tops the list of most read stories By Shaun Thomas

THE APPLICATION On November 30, 2012, Pacific Northern Gas Ltd. (PNG) filed its 2013 Revenue Requirements Application with the British Columbia Utilities Commission (Commission), pursuant to sections 58 to 61, 89 and 90 of the Utilities Commission Act (Act) seeking Commission approval to, among other things, increase delivery rates as a result of increases in cost of service and decreased deliveries to some customer classes (Application). The Application also seeks interim relief to allow PNG to amend its rates on an interim and refundable basis, effective January 1, 2013, pending the hearing of the Application and orders subsequent to that hearing. The delivery rate increase is estimated to be approximately $0.256 per GJ for a residential customer. This represents an increase of 2.2 percent compared to the 2012 delivery rate. The delivery rate increase for a small commercial customer is estimated to be $0.203 per GJ corresponding to an increase of 2.1 percent compared to the 2012 delivery rate. The Granisle propane delivery rate increase for a residential customer is estimated to be $0.167 per GJ corresponding to an increase of 2.6 percent compared to the 2012 delivery rate. Based on the gas cost recovery and GCVA rate riders effective November 1, 2012 thru December 31, 2012 the overall average bundled rate increase for a typical residential customer consuming 68.2 GJ per year, is 4.4 percent, an increase of $54 per year. Similarly, for a small commercial customer consuming 314.0 GJ per year, the increase is 4.8 percent or $230 per year, and for Granisle propane customers consuming 56.0 GJ per year the overall average bundled rate increase is 0.7 percent, an increase of $9 per year. THE REGULATORY PROCESS The Commission wishes to hear from affected parties before determining the public process necessary for the disposition of the Application. Commission Order G-192-12 establishes a Preliminary Regulatory Timetable for the review of the Application. The detailed Preliminary Regulatory Timetable can be reviewed on the Commission’s website at under Current Applications. PUBLIC INSPECTION OF THE APPLICATION The Application and supporting material will be made available for inspection at public libraries in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Houston, Smithers, Burns Lake, Vanderhoof and Fort St. James, and at the Head Office of PNG at Suite 950, 1185 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 4E6, and at the British Columbia Utilities Commission, Sixth Floor, 900 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2N3. The Application will also be available for viewing on the PNG website at (http://www., and on the Commission’s website at The Commission’s website also contains detailed materials related to the Application including Commission Orders and Intervener materials ( REGISTERING TO PARTICIPATE Persons who expect to actively participate in the review process should register as Interveners. Interveners will receive copies of the Application, all correspondence and filed documents. Persons not expecting to actively participate should register with the Commission as Interested Parties and will receive a copy of the Application’s Executive Summary, all Orders issued, as well as the Commission’s Decision. Interveners and Interested Parties must inform the Commission Secretary, in writing or by online web registration, by Friday, January 18, 2013 of their intention to become Interveners or Interested Parties with respect to the Application. All submissions and/or correspondence received from active participants or the general public relating to the Application will be placed on the public record and posted to the Commission’s web site. FURTHER INFORMATION For further information, please contact Erica Hamilton, Commission Secretary, or Philip Nakoneshny, Director, Rates, as follows: Telephone: (604) 660-4700 or (B.C. Toll Free) 1-800-663-1385 Facsimile: (604) 660-1102 E-mail:

The Northern View When the earth shook on the North Coast more than 11,000 people clicked their browsers to thenortherrnview. com, making it the most read online story of the year. Updates from the magnitude 7.7 earthquake that hit off the coast of Haida Gwaii received 11,646 unique page views throughout the province and the world – with over 300 unique visits from Europe, over 175 from Asia and even eight visitors from Africa. The story was seen a total of 13,547 times making it by far the biggest story of 2012. With so much happening in Prince Rupert in 2012, the second most read story of the year may be a bit of a surprise. During the January 21 weekend the COSCO Yokohama hit some dangerous weather conditions in the Gulf of Alaska en-route to Prince Rupert, and in the rising and crashing sea a total of 29 containers went overboard. As well as the lost containers, a number still on board the ship were damaged and a “salvage” operation for the containers was done when the vessel arrived at Fairview Terminal. Despite happening early in the year, the story remained one of the most read on From natural occurrences, the third most read story shifted to crime. On April 5, 2012, members of the Prince Rupert RCMP executed a search warrant on Rainbow Lake Cr. and, once inside, seized 3,354 marijuana plants and a large amount of growing equipment. A 59-year old male from Vancouver was arrested and charged with one count of production of a controlled substance and one count of possession for the purpose of trafficking based on the evidence located at the scene. The fourth most read story was a tragic one. At about 5:30 a.m. on June 23 the RCMP and Coast Guard responded to a sighting of a body floating out in the Prince Rupert harbour. When they arrived, they located the body of a Prince Rupert area man. Five hours later, while

the police were investigating the area where the body was found they found the body of a second man in the water near the Metlakatla ferry dock. Rounding out the top five was a vote made by Prince Rupert city council to oppose the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. The vote came on Feb. 27 at the behest of councillor Jennifer Rice and found support among all councillors, though mayor Jack Mussallem expressed his opposition to the motion. The remainder of the top 10 list, in brief is as follows: 6. Skeena – Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen, responding to word that the federal cabinet will rule on the fate of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, says the Conservatives have destroyed any credibility the Joint Review Panel had. The story was posted on April 22. 7. On Dec. 14, two shots rang out near Sherbrook Ave. as police put down what they believed to be a wolf that had chased a deer into McClymont Park. It turns out the animal was a wolf-dog hybrid and was a family pet. The story was posted on Dec. 16. 8. Prince Rupert’s Walmart held its grand opening on Oct. 19 after months of renovation to the old Zellers location and training of employees. The story was posted on Oct. 19. 9. A&W confirmed its plans to locate a franchise in Prince Rupert, though nothing had come to fruition by the end of the year. The story was posted March 14. 10. On Feb. 7 the Prince Rupert Port Authority announced it was working with the BG Group to locate a major LNG terminal on Ridley Island. The information was taken from Google Analytics statistics for www. from Jan. 1 to Dec. 18. Check out our “On the Street” question on page seven for some of our readers’ picks for the top local story of 2012.

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By Shaun Thomas/Cameron Ginn Black Press The Missing Women Commission of Inquiry released a report on Monday, Dec. 17, examining the “phenomenon” of missing and murdered girls and women in B.C. The 1,448-page report, titled Forsaken, analyzes the circumstances related to missing or murdered girls and women many of First Nations descent - across the province. The report largely focuses on the disappearances of more than 60 women, at least 26 of whom were murdered by serial killer Robert Pickton in Vancouver, over a 20-year period. “The loss of life is staggering,” wrote Commissioner Wally Oppal, a former B.C. Attorney General who directed the public inquiry. The disappearances and murders of girls and women along the Highway of Tears, which are the subject of an ongoing RCMP investigation called Project E-PANA, is also reviewed extensively in the report. “The number of missing and murdered girls in northern B.C. is unknown; people have been disappearing along the highway network of Highways 16, 97 and 5 for decades,” the report says. “The vast spaces between communities acutely increase women’s vulnerability to violence given the lack of public transportation, and create

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additional challenges to the initial search and investigation of missing persons.” Oppal recommended that an enhanced public transit system be developed “to provide a safer travel option connecting the Northern communities, particularly along Highway 16”. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Mary Polak said work on the public transit recommendation will get underway after the holidays. “In the new year we will start targeted consultation at first involving stakeholders involved in regional transit like local government, community leaders and First Nations... Part of that is born out of the way regional transport operates in the province. Currently all regional operations do involve local governments,” she said.

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Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

This editorial first appeared in the New York Sun in 1897, written by Francis Pharcellus EAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. “Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. “Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’ “Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? “VIRGINIA O’HANLON. “115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET.” VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You may tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.



Christmas comes early for Prince Rupert

ince September, 2009 people in Prince Rupert have had a dark cloud hanging over their head. No, I’m not talking about the rain and wind that is synonymous with Prince Rupert, but rather a cloud in the form of Watson Island. It’s been a thorn in the side of council after council who have been unable to really sell the former pulp mill site while the question of ownership was being contested in the courts. Sun Wave laid claim to the pulp mill site in the courts with by saying that the tax sale that put Watson Island into City hands was invalid. And from an investor’s point of view, I could see why buying a piece of land from someone who may not be the true owner would be a very unappealing option.

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the City can now So for three move forward years the mill with the sale sat, costing and WatCo can the City of proceed with the Prince Rupert commencement of hundreds of its site remediation thousands to limit the of dollars to possibility of a maintain. And chemical spill in the longer it sat the near future. the more likely I would say that it was that the is a pretty nice City of Prince Shaun Thomas early Christmas Rupert would present for the be on the hook people of the for the cleanup of a major environmental North Coast. But the ruling doesn’t spill from the chemicals left mean the City is completely on the site. But on Dec. 17, Master clear in the case of Sun Leslie Muir of the Supreme Wave vs. Prince Rupert. In Court of B.C. put a lot of her same ruling Master Muir that uncertainty to rest. Her noted that damages can still ruling left no question as to be awarded and that she was who owns Watson Island, “satisfied here that damages and that is the City of Prince will provide adequate Rupert. With that decision compensation to Sun Wave”.

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What that means is anybody’s guess. But what we do know is that the money the City of Prince Rupert will receive from the sale of Watson Island to WatCo is $5 million - any figure that comes close to that in terms of damages really lessens the positive impact of the sale. Regardless, even if the City ends up with no money as a result of damages in relation to the sale price, the people of Prince Rupert come out the winner from this decision. Instead of being on the hook for expenses, this ruling opens the door to replacing a liability with a huge asset in terms of more high-paying jobs and more industrial development to increase Prince Rupert’s role as a gateway to the Asia Pacific.

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As an avid animal lover it really the next community? saddened me to hear conservation I know it’s a bit of a stretch officers had to put down a wolf in considering the minimal number of Prince Rupert last week, but the reported wolf attacks, but what if it incident also triggered anger and got to the point where wolves were frustration for me. stalking young children on their way These negative feelings weren’t to school? Or wolves start picking off directed at the conversation officer Prince Rupert pets like they have in who had to shoot the wild animal, the past? but at foolish people who have Wolves are known to be shy by allowed many wolves to become nature around humans. I’ve read that habituated this year. most people won’t even know there’s Many argue conservation a wolf in the area because by the officers should sedate wild animals time a person would notice the wolf and release them far away from Martina Perry it would already be aiming to get the communities, which in theory hell out of dodge. However if wolves sounds like an excellent idea. become under the impression people However, in reality it doesn’t work like that. Wild aren’t dangerous they will become more and more animals can and will travel long distances for a comfortable around them, and therein lies the meal, especially if they think it’s easily available. problem. See Wolves, Page 8 And what if they don’t have to travel very far until

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ith shorter days, colder weather and many residents out of town, two weeks of winter holidays in Prince Rupert can leave families scrambling to find fun activities. That’s why Prince Rupert’s Port Interpretive Centre will be open during the next three days, welcoming everyone to explore the displays and enjoy the our new exhibit offerings. The scale model of Cow Bay and our Central Waterfront Vision have been reconfigured as a permanent display, complete with a video walk-through of what public access to this historic area will look like after new developments. We’ve also added two stations specifically for children. Young visitors can load toy trucks, trains and ships with the same cargoes that are moved through Prince Rupert’s terminals. The interactive trade route simulator, Prince Rupert’s history timeline touch screen, and the other video terminals remain very popular attractions. Visitors use them to explore every aspect of port operations. Even a lifelong Prince Rupert resident is sure to discover something they didn’t know about his or her hometown during a visit! As an added bonus, every visitor Port Interpretive Centre Holiday Hours on the 27th, 28th and 29th of December q Thursday, Dec. 28 1:00–4:30 will have the chance to q Friday, Dec. 29 1:00–4:30 win one of five pairs q Saturday, Dec. 30 9:00–5:00 of tickets to watch the Prince Rupert Rampage take on the Terrace River Kings on Saturday night, December 30th, at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. On December 1st, as part of the community-wide Winterfest celebration, the Port Interpretive Centre welcomed over one hundred children through its doors following the Santa Claus Parade. Complimentary photos with Santa and Rupert Rampage players were taken and printed on the spot (the photo above depicts one young lady who was charmed by the presence of affable St. Nick and his rough-and-tumble hockey elves). Another highlight of November–December was the Port Authority’s Maritime Movie Matinées. Dozens of kids and parents gathered to munch on fresh popcorn (provided courtesy of Home Hardware) while enjoying a big-screen movie experience. As we continue to add fresh features and exciting exhibits to give residents an evolving view of the Port of Prince Rupert, we are also learning new ways to make the exciting waterfront space of the Interpretive Centre available for use by local businesses and community groups. We encourage the public to visit and share ideas with us as the Port Authority develops this local resource. Please take the opportunity to visit us over the next three days, discover something new about Prince Rupert, and maybe win tickets to support local hockey! The Port Interpretive Centre will be open Thursday and Friday from 1:00–4:30, and Saturday from 9:00–5:00. Re:port is a collaborative promotional venture by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and The Northern View.

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Wolves need to stay wild Continued from Page7 I know it’s hard to resist getting a glimpse of the breath taking creatures, but people we can’t let them think of us as non-threatening. With the increase in wolf sightings this year I encourage people to read the last section of the story in this issue of the Prince Rupert Northern View that states what to do if someone sees a wolf. It truly is our fault when wolves become habituated. Another main cause of wild animals becoming habituated is when individuals give them food. People shouldn’t ever feed wolves intentionally, that’s just stupid. They’ve gotten their hunting method down, they don’t need our help. But there’s also unintentional feeding that’s causing

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“It truly is our fault when wolves become habituated.”

the problem, which includes leaving garbage out over night in areas where wolves are known to inhabit. With the increase in wolves in the community, people should be taking all cautionary measures to avoid that happening. Don’t leave your garbage out overnight! I hope the killing of the habituated wolf last week is the last time it happens this year. Wolves are stunning animals that need to stay in the wild where they belong.

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It is often said that tourism is an “industry of industries.” Many different types of businesses and organizations are needed to create a healthy tourism economy. This is true even of businesses that don’t have an obvious tourism role. Tourism is divided into sectors. In a broad definition of tourism, there are eight identified sectors: accommodation, adventure tourism and recreation, attractions, events and conferences, food and beverage, tourism services, transportation, and travel trade. However, we use sectors a little less generally in describing local tourism. So in our case, wildlife watching, sport fishing, cruise ships, and so on, are seen to be sectors in addition to the broader industry sectors of museum / accommodation, or transportation. In the local market these are often very distinct from one another in their needs, opportunities and

challenges. For example, without getting into too much detail, there are very different challenges facing individual segments of our market. In cruise we need to develop our offering to continue to again attract weekly ships. Sport fishing may be impacted by unique threats. Circle tours that provide the bulk of our overnight leisure market still face fare increases on BC Ferries, and so on. More than anything, from the perspective of Tourism Prince Rupert, each of the sectors of our local industry has very different audiences. Since it is our role to market Prince Rupert to all visitors, we have to split our limited resources in an attempt to benefit all sectors. Of course there is much overlap. For example, the vast majority of our cruise visitors are from the U.S. The most effective way that we have of reaching that huge market, with a small budget preventing

broad advertising fishing audience, campaigns, is by primarily based Talking tourism seeking coverage in in northern BC American media. It and Alberta, is within our means through fishing to work to attract magazines, and travel writers, and occasionally a single feature in through local a large magazine, newspapers in when compared to communities the cost of buying a identified by comparable amount local operators as of advertising, can strong markets. bring returns worth Now, with the Bruce Wishart almost as much as explosion of our entire annual social media, budget. And of course stories in we are reaching a point where we American media, available and can more economically reach into popular throughout the western specific markets. world, are of benefit to all Sometimes TPR feels pressure sectors. from businesses operating Of course the landscape is primarily in one or another of the shifting now. Social media is a sectors to market to their audiences powerful new force that allows us to the exclusion of others, but to target even more specifically, for of course this would be countervery little investment. For example, productive to the needs of the we traditionally reached our sport community. Our duty, in marketing

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Making Christmas merry…

As the Salvation Army Christmas Campaign came to an end, there were some significant contributions leading into the holiday. Clockwise: Capt. Nancy Sheils accepts a $5,000 cheque from ILWU Local 505 secretary-treasurer Tom MacDonald; Arnie Nagy of UFAWU - CAW presents a cheque for $2,000 to Captain Gary Sheils; Prince Rupert Rampage assistant captain Derek Baker presents Capt. Gary Sheils with a cheque representing the donations made during the Skate with the Rampage event.

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Rotary Club getting ready for the 2013 Polar Bear Swim By Martina Perry The Northern View

Nothing starts off the new year better than going for a swim in the freezing cold ocean. Or at least the Prince Rupert Rotary Club believes so, organizing the annual Polar Bear Swim each year as one of the ways the club gives back to the community. “It’s quite the experience to jump in the water. It’s a great way to start off the new year… If you don’t want to jump in it’s always fun to point and laugh at your crazy neighbours,” said Shaun Thomas, co-chair of the Polar

“It’s a great way to start off the new year.” - Shaun Thomas

Bear Swim Committee, who will be jumping in himself. The event brings in brave individuals of all ages, from preteens to seniors, who show up year after year making this event a success. The Polar Bear Swim will begin at 1 p.m. on Jan. 1 at

Rushbrooke Floats, but the Rotary club encourages people to come down at 12:30 in the afternoon for hot beverages and hot dogs prior to the swim, courtesy of the club. Since the Polar Bear Swim isn’t crazy enough, over the years organizers have urged participants to dress up in costumes, offering the best dressed individual and group prizes. The Prince Rupert Rotary Club sends thanks out to the local business who sponsor the swim, and to the Search and Rescue crew who are on patrol each year ensuring all swimmers are safe.

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The Prince Rupert Rotary Club is once again inviting people to start off the new year with a swim in the harbour. The club will be serving up hot dogs and hot chocolate to spectators and swimmers alike.

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PNG applying for Jan. 1 rate increase By Lauren Benn

One such example cited is the $346,000 fee to AltaGas, with PNG saying it’s lower than what PNG might be paying out had it still been an independent company and not a whollyowned subsidiary of the Alberta energy company. One cost item that won’t change as of Jan. 1 is the cost of natural gas itself – it is to remain at the current rate of $3.375 a gigajoule. That’s being regarded as about as low as it can get after several years of price drops because of a sudden increase in supply across North America. PNG isn’t allowed to put a mark up on what it pays for gas and simply passes that cost to its customers. But when taxes, fees and assorted cost-plus factors are added, the true rate per GJ nudges $20. The provincial Liberal carbon tax alone amounts to $1.490 a GJ or about 41 per cent of the actual cost of the natural gas itself. PNG’s requested increase comes just after a slight decrease it says will amount to $8 a month for both November and December.

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Pacific Northern Gas (PNG) wants to raise its rates next year, saying it needs more money to meet rising costs. In an application for an interim price hike as of Jan. 1, PNG forecasts an overall increase per gigajoule burned of 4.4 per cent. That works out to a hike, said PNG, of from $17.911 a gigajoule now to $18.699 a gigajoule in 2013. Overall, PNG says it needs to charge customers another $600,000 in 2013. It cites general inflation, wage increases of three per cent, hiring two new executives (at a cost of $180,000), a $146,000 executive compensation program, initiated by new owners AltaGas of Calgary that is meant to keep valued employees from moving on and $346,000 in fees to be paid to AltaGas as some of the reasons a rate increase is needed. PNG does say that while the above may be regarded as new costs, in some places they replace costs that had been in place earlier.

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the province’s largest natural gas supplier, are approximately half of what people here pay despite an increase on the delivery end. That increase now means Fortis customers in the interior will be paying approximately $5 a GJ to deliver gas and $2.997 a GJ to buy the gas itself. That works out to a combined delivery and commodity price of just under $8 a GJ, roughly half that paid in northwestern BC. Northwest gas users can look to the collapse of heavy industry here as the cause of regional delivery cost rate increases over the years. The closure of two pulp mills, several sawmills and an ammonia and methanol plant in Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Terrace, severely reduced the amount of gas flowing through PNG’s pipeline and with it, the amount they were paying to use the pipeline. That left residential and remaining businesses to shoulder more and more of the cost of maintaining the line and other PNG facilities. The proposed BCLNG plant, a floating plant in Kitimat, would use up much of the surplus and may reduce rates.

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Although the BC Utilities Commission did allow PNG a rate hike of $0.098 a gigajoule as of Nov. 1, a special account maintained by PNG resulted in a credit of $0.595 a gigajoule, enough to offset that increase and result in a temporary decrease. Whenever PNG collects more money than it told the utilities commission it originally needed (chiefly arising when more gas is burned than anticipated), the excess is paid into this account. PNG can then use the account to cushion future price hikes essentially by refunding money to customers it has already collected. But if less money is collected, customers can be billed more to make up for a revenue shortfall. As of Jan. 1, PNG says it can still provide a cushion from this account, but one that’s only $.111 a gigajoule. The utilities commission’s usual practice is to grant requests for interim rates that are then made permanent or are adjusted during hearings held later on in the year. In contrast to PNG’s rates, those just approved for interior B.C. customers of Fortis BC,

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Shell no longer pursuing coalbed methane in the Klappan By Shaun Thomas The Northern View

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Shell Canada will no longer be pursuing any coalbed methane development in the Klappan, an area where the Skeena, Nass and Stikine rivers form that is known by First Nations as the Sacred Headwaters. The announcement of an agreement between the Province of B.C., the Tahltan and Shell Canada came on the morning of Dec. 18, an agreement that will

see Shell immediately withdraw plans to develop the area and return the 3,200 square-kilometres in tenure acquired in 2004 back to the government. “Shell has a robust portfolio of exploration and production opportunities in North America. Currently, Klappan is not a priority project and Shell has decided that it will not pursue oil and gas activities within the Klappan region of Northwest British Columbia at this time,” said manager of

conduct reclamation work on sites where we were active in 2004 and 2007. This reclamation work is consistent with Shell’s sustainable development principles to ensure these sites return to a natural state.’ To prevent any conflicts about developing the area in the future, and as part of the agreement, the Provincial Government will not issue any future petroleum or natural gas development tenures in the Klappan area. “The Klappan is one of the most

“Currently, Klappan is not a priority project.” - Larry LaLonde

communications for Shell Canada Larry LaLonde in a statement. “Additionally, Shell proposes to

sacred and important areas for our people. It is a place of tremendous cultural, spiritual, historic and social importance. Our people do not want to see it developed, and we look forward to working with B.C. on achieving permanent protection of the Klappan,” said Tahltan Central Council president Annita McPhee. Shell had drilled three test wells in 2004, but decided to suspend its planned exploration of coalbed methane in the Klappan in the fall of 2008.







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Jungle riot…

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Students from Charles Hays Secondary School participated in a gym riot with a jungle theme on Dec. 20, with Team Zebra, Team Cheetah, Team Peacock and Team Tiger competing. Clockwise: Team Zebra wraps up their entrance dance; Team Peacock competes in the Shin Cracker; emcee Michael Gurney was decked out in safari gear to oversee the event; Team Cheetah gets the crowd going.

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Dix talks pipelines and upcoming campaign By Tom Fletcher Black Press NDP leader Adrian Dix has completed year-end interviews with members of the Legislative press gallery. Here are highlights from my discussion with him. Tom Fletcer (TF): On the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline expansion proposal, federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair says the federal environmental process would have to be strengthened before a project like that could get a thorough enough hearing. Do you agree? Adrian Dix (AD): The B.C. Liberal government has signed an equivalency agreement that says that the federal decision is the provincial decision on these projects. If it applies to Enbridge Northern Gateway, presumably the B.C. Liberals would apply it to Kinder Morgan. They could have done a joint process, where [the final decision] would have gone to both cabinets. They chose instead to give up jurisdiction. They were so afraid of making any decision on Northern Gateway that they sent it over to the federal government. So what we’ve said is

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within a week of coming to office, we would end that equivalency agreement, and British Columbia would make decisions about both Enbridge Northern Gateway, which applied in May 2010, and any other pipeline, including the Kinder Morgan proposal, for which no application has been made. Obviously it would have been desirable for everyone had they chosen a true joint review, as they have in Site C [dam proposed for Peace River], as they did with Kemess North [rejected mine expansion proposal] and other cases. TF: You don’t want duplicated review processes here, you just want a provincial

cabinet say in the decision? AD: That’s right. TF: On your relationship with the B.C. Federation of Labour, your caucus is considering a proposal that B.C. should once again do away with secret ballots for union certification. AD: The B.C. Fed makes a case to the government on a series of issues on employment standards every year. Labour law, every year. WorkSafeBC, every year. Trades and training, every year. With respect to [accepting signed union cards for certification], it is a democratic process that the Newfoundland Conservative government just put into place a few months ago. So it’s a proposal from the labour movement and we’re looking at it. For most of B.C.’s modern history, since World War II, we’ve had that cardcheck  system in place. The question would be whether [returning to that system] is  a priority for this term in government. TF: So those kinds of things will be made clear in your platform? AD: Absolutely. TF: You picked up some serious money from the

business community at a fundraiser in October. Is that some kind of a record for the NDP? AD: [Laughs.] It might be a record, I don’t know. I think the business fundraiser we did at the Hotel Vancouver netted $350,000. I think what it reflects is, this year I’ve had about 230 meetings with the business community. The purpose of it has been principally to build understanding, particularly on issues of skills training. With the priority I give to skills training, I think I’m much more attuned to their concerns than the government has been. TF: I suppose that kind of success in fundraising might make it more difficult to follow through with your pledge to ban corporate and union donations. AD: I don’t think so. The B.C. Liberal Party has a very high level of corporate donations as a percentage of its total. We’re overwhelmingly dependent on individual donations. We get support from unions, but it’s not even close to what people would think. TF: So you’ll campaign for that, as you have before? AD: Yes.

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Police stepping up holiday enforcement Black Press Christmas time is a time for celebration and family­ —and also for driving safely to ensure celebrating with family can continue. But drivers seem to be drinking and driving in higher numbers than expected since November, which is a surprise to the highway patrol officer in charge, Sgt. Pam Scott.





Seven impaired drivers being stopped in one weekend was a high number, she said. The highway patrol, or West Pacific Region Traffic Services, includes Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and out to Smithers. Part of safety on the roads includes wearing seatbelts, which officers check for all the time. The percentage of people who wear their seatbelts is

90 per cent or so; however, in crashes where alcohol is involved, most motorists don’t wear seatbelts, said Scott. Right now, highway patrol officers are focussing on driving for the road conditions so it’s possible to stop if something happens and prevent an accident. And that can include watching what kind of footwear the driver is wearing – one driver was wearing big clunky



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Prince Rupert Rapids finish second at Kitimat swim meet By Chris Street Rupert Rapids 21 members of the Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club (PRASC) trekked to Kitimat last weekend for a regional swim meet. The meet brought together 85 swimmers from across the Northwest in their final competition before the Christmas break. The PRASC swimmers performed spectacularly with new personal best times in nearly 85 per cent of the races they competed in. In the end it wasn’t quite enough as hometown Kitimat edged out Prince Rupert 827-768. Smithers came third with 496 points and Terrace fourth with 350. All Rupert swimmers had tremendous individual performances. Leading the way was Trey Kish (12). Trey won all seven of his races to secure the gold aggregate medal (most points scored in his age group). He swam a new AAA Provincial qualifying time with a 20:28.79 1500 freestyle and he rang up new personal best times in all seven of his races. Sarah McChesney (16) matched Trey by winning all seven of her races on her way to a gold aggregate medal of her own. Avery Movold (12) won the gold medal in the 11-12 girls age group.

She won the 50, 100, 200 and 800 freestyles, and the 100 and 200 backstrokes. She also came second in the 400 freestyle. Her 100 free time of 1:06.00 and her 400 free time of 5:00.35 were both good for new “AAA” standards. Warren Barton (10) swam his very first 11 and under “A” time with a 38.12 50 freestyle. He won the 10 and under boys 100 IM, 50 butterfly and 200 IM, came second in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles and third in the 100 backstroke. That added up to Warren’s first aggregate medal, a silver, in the 10 and under boys age group. Rya Kish (10) also grabbed a silver aggregate medal. She won the 10 and under girls 200 IM and the 100 and 200 breaststrokes. She also came second in the 200 backstroke and third in the 50 freestyle. Amy Leighton (11) won the silver aggregate in the 11-12 girls age group. She won the 100 fly and the 100 and 200 breaststrokes. Amy also came second in the 200 fly and 400 IM and third in the 400 and 800 freestyles. Her time of 6:01.90 in the 400 IM was good enough for a new AAA time. Calli McNeill (14) won the silver aggregate in the 13-14 girls age group. She won the 50 and 100 freestyles, the 200 IM and 200 breaststroke. She came second in the 200 free and third in the 100 and

200 backstrokes. Cyrus Soberdo (16) won the silver aggregate medal in the 15 and over boys age group. He won the 50 and 100 breaststrokes and the 50 fly and 200 IM. He also came second in the 50 and 100 free as well as the 200 breaststroke. He made his first 16 and over “AAA” times with a 1:13.65 in the 100 breaststroke and a 2:38.16 in the 200 breaststroke. Cyrus swam new personal best times in all seven of his races. Quinn Basso (15) won the bronze aggregate in the 15 and over boys age group. He won the 100 and 200 backstrokes as well as the 200 breaststroke. He came second in the 50 back, 100 breast and 400 free, and third in the 50 breaststroke. He swam a new “AAA” time with a 1:15.81 100 breaststroke. Kai Leighton won his first aggregate medal with a bronze in the 10 and under boys age group. Kai won the 50 back, 50 breast and 100 freestyle. He came second in the 100 backstroke and third in the 50 and 200 freestyles. His time of 1:36.79 in the 100 backstroke was good enough to earn him his first “A” time. Liam McChesney (11) won the bronze aggregate in the 11-12 boys age group. He won the 200 IM and then came second (to Trey Kish) in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle and the 50, 100 and 200 backstrokes.

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the 50 breaststroke, 50 backstroke and 100 freestyle. Neil Wagner (15) came third in the 50 backstroke, 200 breaststroke and 100 IM. He swam new best times in all of his races. Robert Warren (13) came second in the 100 and 200 freestyle as well as the 50 backstroke. He also picked up new best times in all seven of his races. Marlee McDonald (10) and Bailey Ward (10) both swam best times in all seven of their respective races. Emma Movold (9) just missed top a three finish, coming fourth in the 50 back, 50 breast and 50 free. She also nearly swam all best times coming up with six in seven races.




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North Coast Coming Events DEC 1-31: Bethel First Baptist Church Advent Services each Sunday beginning 10:45 a.m. DEC 24: First United Church Christmas Eve Family service @ 7pm. Communion Service @ 11 pm DEC 31: Revival Church is hosting New Years Eve Thanksgiving and prayers @ 10pm at 721 Fraser St. For more info call 6244403. Everyone Welcome! ONGOING November & ongoing: Meetings for Prostate and Bladder cancer support group cancelled for the immediate future. Friendship House of Prince Rupert Hosts: AamaGoot_Power Puff Girlz Club (ages 7-12), Tuesdays 3pm - 5pm, 3rd floor meeting rm. AamaGoot Women’s Carving “Learn to Carve” Wednesday eve. 6pm - 9pm, Main level-back entrance. AamaGoot Ladyz Club (18yrs +), Learn new artistic designs through sewing, beading, etc. Saturdays 1pm - 4pm, 3rd floor meeting rm. Contact Carol Doolan @ Friendship House 250-627-1717, ext. 64 for more information. Kaien Anti-Poverty Society is seeking persons interested in becoming members of a group who wish to make positive changes for those living below the poverty line. For more info, call KAPS 250-627-5277, leave message. Cornerstone MB Church: Coffee mornings @ 202-6th Ave. W. Tue & Wed 10am - noon, Sunday Celebration 10:30 every week. All are welcome! 250-627-1033 GIRL GUIDE LEADERS NEEDED. Are you a young (or young at heart), enthusiastic woman who wants to make a difference to girls in our community and have a few hours a week to spare? How about becoming a volunteer with Girl Guides of Canada. We lost a couple of members to the Maritimes over the summer and really need to replace them. Guides (gr. 4-6) meet Thurs. eve 6:30 -8:00 @ Conrad and Pathfinders (gr.7-9) also meet Thurs. eve. 6:30-8:30 at Roosevelt Park. We can always use more help with Sparks (K-1) and Brownies (gr.2-3). Both of these groups meet on Wed. after school at Roosevelt 3:305:00. Please call Dawn at 624-6450 or email or find us on facebook Girl Guides - Misty Island District.

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This is not church! There are no expectations of financial support or service. Instead this is a celebration of faith in Jesus Christ. Every Sunday eve. at 7pm, join us for a time of praise, prayer and proclamation at the Salvation Army, 25 Grenville Court. TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) Prince Rupert meets Monday evenings in the basement of the Fellowship Baptist Church - 651-7th Ave. East. Weigh-in 6:30, meeting at 7:00. For more information call Lucille 250-624-2777. School District 52 Band Program is looking for donations of band instruments! Help us bring music to all students by donating that trumpet you have in your basement or the saxophone in your coat closet! If you have a band instrument that no one is playing, please call Sandy Jones at 250-624-5031 ext. 226 for pick up. Martina Perry / The Northern View

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Meals on Wheels Volunteer drivers needed immediately. 3x/week, 11:15am-12:30pm. Please call 250-622-6315 for Info. Last Minute Market every Saturday 9:00 - 12:30 at the Moose Hall. Craft items, baking, home business and yard sale items. For table rentals call Rosa 250-624-4787 or Kathleen at 250-624-5652. The coffee is always on! Prince Rupert Seniors Centre - Bingo every Friday 1:00 to 3:00 at the Seniors’ Centre. Everyone 19 of age and older welcome. Scouts Canada - Scouting in Prince Rupert, Beavers aged 5-7 years old meet on Tuesday evening at Pineridge School in the Gym, 6:30 - 7:30pm. Cubs aged 8-11 yearls old meet on Wednesday evening at Pineridge School in the Gym, 7:00-8:30pm. Contact C. Green, 250-624-3370 Calling all Musicians! Prince Rupert Community Band and Choir are looking for new members. No Auditions necessary! PR Community Band meets Monday nights 7:30 9:00 Pm at the PRMS (formerly PRSS) Band Room. PR Community Choir meets Wednesday nights 7:30- 9:00 PM at the PRMS Band Room. Call Peter Witherly, 250-624-9634

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UIBEL, Elizabeth (Betty) Marie (nee Payne) April 30, 1925 - December 17, 2012 Betty passed away peacefully, on Monday, December 17, 2012, after a welllived life. Betty was raised in Prince Rupert, B.C. where she excelled in academics and sports. She completed courses to start a career in banking which took her to Victoria and then Calgary. In Calgary she met John, through their mutual love of sports, on the badminton court. It was a compatible match, they married and together they raised their four daughters. Betty enjoyed many sports and loved golf and curling. She also enjoyed traveling with John and they saw much of the world, whether it was cruising through the Mediterranean, driving the motor home down to the US or experiencing Machu Picchu, they loved to see new things. Betty will be truly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband of 58 years John, her daughters Barbara (Tom Lett), Shirley (Jeff Sisson), Diane (Mike Black) and Beverly (Mark Pallister) and grandchildren Alexander and Sebastian Finch, Taylor and Teagan Sisson, Katie and Andrew Black, and Rebecca and Lucas Pallister. Until the end, Betty could turn a phrase and make everyone laugh. A Memorial Service was held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, Arrangements in care of McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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u A century of reflection

Audrey Wrathall celebrates her 100th birthday

By Martina Perry The Northern View

In a century a person could see a lot. And that’s exactly what Audrey Alice Wrathall, who celebrated her 100th birthday on Dec. 23, did. On Dec. 23, 1912, William Wrathall and Lynn Haynes became proud parents when Audrey was born on a cold winter night in Hazelton. On the night she was born the family’s two dogs were tied up and ready to pull a sleigh to the hospital so Lynn could give birth. However, when the time left to depart the family noticed one of the dogs had gotten away. With only one dog pulling the sleigh, Lynn was pulled to the hospital where baby Audrey was born. The Wrathall family moved to Prince Rupert in January of 1914, a couple months before the first train arrived through the Grand Trunk Railway in the community. The family spent much of their time in Prince Rupert enjoying the wilderness together. “We kids had a great life growing up in Prince Rupert. We always had a boat of some kind and Dad and Mom would take us out every opportunity,” Audrey wrote in an autobiography. The Wrathall family would go across the harbour with friends for picnics, or travel to Salt Lake or the Metlakatla Passage.

“If we ever saw anyone else on the beach before we got there we would look for one of our own,” Audrey said. The family’s favourite beach spots were Lima Point and Tremaine Bay on the western side of Digby Island. The Wrathall’s would go swimming, hiking, beach combing or play ball together all day, only stopping the fun for their Mom’s food, which Audrey remembers being delicious. AsAudrey matured, she continued to take advantage of the area and spent much of her time outdoors with friends, camping, hiking and climbing a few mountains. “After the war we have outings along the Skeena River to Terrace and beyond. We then had a highway to the outside world,” she said. When Audrey was in her 20s, she began working in City Hall as a relief clerk, the start of a lengthy career for the City of Prince Rupert. After working for a couple of years, Audrey and some friends travelled to Vancouver, where they took a bus down to California, checking out places like San Francisco and Los Angeles in 1939. Exploring Prince Rupert was always on Audrey’s agenda. Returning from their travels, Audrey and her friends were invited to explore the mill in Ocean Falls. The women agreed to go, however didn’t think to check what time the ship would be leaving.

“The two captains said go but they didn’t tell us how long they would be there. Of course when we got back on the dock the ship was disappearing around the bend,” said Audrey. “Our friend, a foreman of the mill, was a bit shocked to find he had three women on his hands.” At first the foreman’s wife was annoyed by the presence of three women in her home, but eventually thawed off, said Audrey. The girls were stuck in Ocean Falls for two nights that October due to 48 inches of rainfall. “We were the talk of the town for a few days,” Audrey said. Audrey continued to climb the ladder at City Hall. In the early 1940s she became the secretary of the commissioner, and in 1942 she acted as city clerk for three months. “I was getting tired of attending council meetings that went on until nearly midnight and then the next morning doing all the typing and office work without any extra remuneration,” Audrey said. Audrey saw more of the world in 1954 when she travelled to Europe and spent three months moving around by ship, bus and train. “It was great education for me coming from an isolated place like Prince Rupert,” she said. A decade later Audrey became the City of Prince Rupert’s accountant, a position she kept until she got married in 1959.

Mayor Peter Lester presents Audrey with a certificate of recognition from UBC during her time at City Hall.

When Audrey married Gerald M. Christine in 1959 the couple moved to Vancouver before heading overseas in 1960, when the newly married couple moved to England and rented a flat for three months in St. John Wood in London. Audrey and Gerald made short trips around England, Scotland and Amsterdam. The couple continued to travel around until 1973 when they moved into an apartment in Vancouver. Four years later, Gerald passed suddenly from a heart attack. “We had a happy and good life together,” Audrey said. Audrey returned to Prince Rupert in the early 1990s to stay with one of her brothers. It was then she met Bruce Wilson. “To make a long story short we

were married on July 23, 1993 in his daughter’s living room with all our Prince Rupert relatives there,” Audrey said. Like her first marriage, Bruce and Audrey travelled together seeing all Canada and the world has to offer until they settled down in Vancouver. Over a decade ago Bruce passed away. Audrey celebrated her 100th birthday with a huge celebration in Vancouver on Sunday, Dec. 23 where her immediate family and family from both of her marriages joined in for the fun. The Wrathall family is encouraging anyone who knows Audrey to send her birthday wishes via e-mail at audreywrathall@gmail. com.

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