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Residential gas rates rise 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, says 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 which 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. 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 wholly-owned 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’s to remain at the current rate of $3.375 a giga-

joule. 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 costplus 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. 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.

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Northern B.C. bus service is key: inquiry 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 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.

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■■ Cookies for everyone... Students at Skeena Middle School spent last week baking almost 900 cookies to be distributed to groups across town. Ksan House, the women’s shelter, soup kitchen and the Suwilaawks bazaar were some of the outfits who received the treats, thanks in part to donations from the local Safeway and $300 from Terrace Totem Ford.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012  Terrace Standard

Stay Safe This New Years Eve! Whether you are going to a fancy work party, or a casual or traditional family get together, it is important to plan ahead and designate a driver for the day/evening. There are plenty of alternative beverages for the designated driver including nonalcoholic beers, for those who still enjoy the real taste of beer without the alcohol. Often party planners will make arrangements for guests to sleep over so that there is no risk whatsoever of people driving while under the influence of alcohol. If your host has organized a lift home for you either with a friend or by running you home themselves, accept graciously - remember if they didn’t want to do it they wouldn’t have offered. Please be advised that this year, motorists can expect to see increased traffic enforcement in a number of locations, in particular Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Terrace. Motorist and passengers are reminded to make arrangements for a safe ride home if they plan to consume liquor. Also wear their seatbelts at all times, as they are less likely to be injured or killed in a motor vehicle collision if they are wearing their seatbelts. Traffic Services will be working in partnership with your local detachment and other agencies to address Road Safety.


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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Shell says bye to headwaters flying fish By Tom Fletcher

THE B.C. government has agreed to a $20 million compensation deal that will see Shell Canada give up a disputed coalbed gas tenure in the remote Klappan region of northwest B.C. Shell’s exploration of 4,000 square kilometres at the headwaters of the Skeena, Nass and Stikine Rivers has been opposed by the Tahltan Nation since the tenure was awarded by the province in 2004. The company drilled three exploration wells in the first year, which it now intends to decommission as it leaves the area. The B.C. government has agreed to provide Shell $20 million in gas royalty credits to compensate for its investment in the Klappan region. That is to be put towards a water recycling project that Shell is building to supply hydraulic fracturing operations on its shale gas developments in the Peace River region of northeast B.C. Coalbed gas ex-

traction has additional hazards because of salt-contaminated water that often surfaces with natural gas when coal deposits are drilled. Hydraulic fracturing can be used in coalbed development, but it is more extensively used in drilling deeper shale formations to extract natural gas. “The Klappan is one of the most sacred and important areas for our people,” said Annita McPhee, president of the Tahltan Central Council. “It is a place of cultural, spiritual, historic and social importance. Our people do not want to see it developed, and we look forward to working with British Columbia on achieving that goal.” McPhee added that the Tahltan have received offers of support from local, provincial, national and international organizations in their opposition to the development. Shell Canada president Lorraine Mitchelmore said the company’s shale gas tenures in the northeastern

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the government is looking forward to further “government-to-government” talks with the Tahltan over resource development in their entire traditional territory. Skeena Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen praised this decision in a release distributed last week, drawing links between this withdrawn project and Enbridge.

“There’s a contrast here with Enbridge and the Northern Gateway pipeline, which poses tangible and unacceptable risks to our homes and our environment,” said Cullen in a release. “Shell did the right thing. The only thing. We’re looking to Enbridge next to do the right thing, and respect the will of the community.”

P. O. Box 292 Terrace B.C. V8G 4A6 The members and the executive of the Terrace Rod and Gun Club wish to give a thank you to all who gave their support in every way to the club.

We wish all of Terrace the best for the holiday season and a happy and prosperous new year. Art Moi, President Laurence Robinson, Secretary

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012  Terrace Standard

2012 IN NEWS

The Year in Review BELOW FIND THE TERRACE STANDARD’S annual year in review of significant news events of the past year. This issue con tains events from the first six months of 2012. The next issue contains events from the last six months of 2012. Community and sports events are handled the same way.


The beginning of 2012 saw record snowfalls with 41.6 cm of snow falling Jan. 1 to ring in the new year. A series of extreme weather events came next, with more intense snow falls, flooding near Furlong Bay on Hwy37 Jan. 4 which slowed motorists down, and a rock slide 12 km west of Terrace on Jan. 5 that closed the road completely while cleanup crews worked to re-open it. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Twenty-one-year-old Devin Charles Azak-Davis goes missing in Gitaus, the Kitselas First Nation subdivision located 20 km east of Terrace, Jan. 1. Police discover a different body near his place of disappearance Jan. 5, that of Troy Robert Mason. No links between the two twenty-year-olds are made. Azak-Davis’ body is discovered Jan. 10. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ The city of Terrace appoints a task force Jan. 3 to review the fate of the old Co-op property and make recommendations on its usage by the beginning of 2013. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Enbridge announces the results of an Ipsos Reid survey it commissioned, released Jan. 5, which shows nearly half of British Columbians surveyed are likely to support the company’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline Project. Results show 48 per cent of those who took the online survey are in support, with the highest support coming form northern B.C. residents at 55 per cent. The survey results are criticized by freelance public relations consultant Andrew Frank from Vancouver who works part time for environmental group Forest Ethics. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Northwest Community College announces a deficit of between $1.6 to $2 million. This is the precursor to potential layoff notices being passed to staff. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline Joint Review Panel hearings begin in Kitimaat Village Jan. 10 – 11. The first round of federal-review body hearings then land at the Terrace Sportsplex Jan. 12, where the Kitselas First Nation, Kitsumkalum First Nation, and Terrace’s chapter of the Metis Nation of British Columbia each present information relating to the planned project. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Cheques are mailed to local businesses to which the Shames Mountain Ski Corporation, owner the Shames Mountain Ski Facility, owes money. Payments amounting to $200,000 are made at 75 cents to the dollar to about 80 local creditors Money for repayments comes from a public-buy-in campaign launched in 2011. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Gitxan Hereditary chiefs reject a

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Vehicles at the Northwest Regional Airport were buried after a series of heavy snowfalls in January 2012. benefits deal signed with Enbridge for its Northern Gateway Pipeline Project after meeting Jan. 17 in a 28 – 8 vote. The Nisga’a add a voice of opposition to the project through a statement Jan. 19.

February LISIMS/NASS Valley RCMP recommend charges against two brothers who they say operated a “sophisticated crime operation” after executing a search warrant on a residence in the 300 block of Front Street in Laxgalts’ap (Greenville). Police seize nearly $3,000 in cash, two firearms and 24 grams of “rock” cocaine, reported police. Also seized were seven unopened 18-pack cases of beer, three cases of vodka and a flat of coolers, said police. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ The Federation of Post Secondary Educators of BC, a union representing academic workers at Northwest Community College, calls on the provincial Labour Relations Board for a cease and desist order to stop the college from issuing layoff notices to its staff. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ On Feb. 13, Terrace's city council votes to oppose Enbridge's northern gateway pipeline project in a 5 - 2 vote. This move shifted the neutral stance arrived at in a former council decision. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Gitwangak resident Arthur Loring, well-known in his community and for standing up for Gitxsan treaty rights, dies when a tree strikes him while he is falling trees 60km up the Copper Forest Service Road east of Terrace. Loring, a chief in the Gitxsan Eagle clan carrying the name of Gu Tsagan, among others, gained recognition in the late 1980s and early 1990s when they pursued claims to more than 22,000 square miles of land in the Hazelton area. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Terrace’s Public Library gets more

money from the city and Regional District of Kitimat Stikine after threatening to shut its doors should it not receive enough for staff wage increases. A two-week closing period is warded off by $13,640 more granted during a city budget meeting Feb. 29.

March A three-day teachers strike starts March 5 following months of teachers refusing to perform supervisory and administrative tasks. Teachers are ordered back to all duties March 15 under Bill 22, which halts any job action for six more months while a mediator attempts to resolve the dispute between B.C. teachers and the province. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Municipal Election spending results are released showing Terrace’s mayor Dave Pernarowski tops campaign spending for November 2011’s mayoral race. The value of Pernarowski’s campaign is $7,033.58, almost five-times more than his leading election contender Bruce Martindale who spent $1,454.37. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ The Kitsumkalum First Nation is the last First Nations group to sign up for economic benefits resulting from the construction of BC Hydro’s Northwest Transmission Line. At the same time, Kitsumkalum signs a contract for right-of-way clearing and access road construction work from kilometre eight to 62 of the line. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ on March 20, Lisims/Nass Valley officers were called to investigate suspicious activities at a rural acreage at 1718 Nisga’a Hwy at Nass Camp. Officers speak to two men, who live in two different cabins on the property. Darrell Frederick Grace, 40, flees on foot into a forested area nearby. A police dog service team from Terrace tracks the suspect through thick forest and heavy snow for more than three hours. Officers set up a perimeter around Nass Camp and the Nisga’a Hwy and advise

area residents and motorists of the happenings. Grace is not found. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Skeena Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen might not be the leader of the federal NDP party — but his third-place ranking on March 24’s NDP leadership race means he was one of the top contenders. Cullen was eliminated from the race after the third ballot, Thomas Mulcair becomes the party’s leader and Brian Topp finishes second. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ NORTHWEST COMMUNITY withdraws a mass notice of potential layoffs issued in January following two days of informal hearings conducted by the provincial Labour Relations Board. Instead, individual instructors and other affected employees – ones who have already been told they will either lose their jobs altogether or face reduced hours – will get those notices in a different fashion. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ March 26, city council has turned down a Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce request to freeze tax mill rates at 2011 levels and to form a committee to look at how property taxes are calculated in the first place. This request came from chamber efforts to keep property taxes low for business but would have shifted some of the burden onto the shoulders of residential taxpayers. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ BC Hydro has pushed the price tag of its Northwest Transmission Line to $561 million — past what was regarded as an upperend cost just over a year ago. The new figure is listed in the provincial crown corporation’s service plan for the years 2012 to 2015 and was posted to its website in February. It’s more than the range of prices provided in late 2010 – from $364 million to $525 million – and substantially more than the $404 million that was being commonly used in press releases and other government pronouncements for several years. The reason? More details, higher costs, says BC Hydro official Greg Reimer.

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2012 IN NEWS

The Year in Review BELOW FIND THE TERRACE STANDARD’S annual year in review of significant news events of the past year. This issue contains events from the first six months of 2012.


After a winter’s worth of record snowfalls, Dutch Valley resident Jim Wold asks the Regional District of Kitimat Stikine for flood protection for residents of the Dutch Valley, saying the valley is in danger and rip rap needs to be put along the riverbank to keep water from flooding property and residences. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Although the Coast Mountains School District had plans for $375,000 it saved during a threeday province-wide teacher’s strike, the province announces it has its own plans to spend the overall $37 million saved. Of that, Education minister George Abbott said $30 million will be going to the province’s Learning Improvement Fund and $7 million will be available directly to school district’s for specific priorities. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ THE KITIMAT-Stikine regional district talks with the Coast Mountains School District to keep the Thornhill Junior Secondary School gym open as the school is closing for good in June. The gym is the largest in the area and keeping access is regarded as critical for local sporting groups. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ THE CITY of Terrace announced it’s closing its pilot drop-off recycling depot beside the George Little House in favour of one to be run by the Waste Management firm, for free. The new depot will be located on Terrace’s Southside. This service provides an estimated $50,000 in savings to the city. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ After the federal government negotiates a new 20-year RCMP contract the City of Terrace confronts an unexpected officer pay hike at a meeting April 10. The city had already anticipated the cost of police services here rising $16,000 but council decides to wait to see by how much that number will climb. After receiving more information at April’s end, it agrees to continue RCMP services here. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ After a months-long effort to renew a two-per-cent accommodation tax on rooms in Terrace and Thornhill, the local tourism-marketing body Kermodei Tourism comes up short of needed support. This signals a future loss of operating revenues. Carver and former Kitsumkalum chief councillor Clifford

Bolton dies April 12. Bolton, a respected elder who had been ill, produced works of art collected all over the world. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ A key player in the effort to negotiate treaties in B.C. says fish aren’t included in Kitselas and Kitsumkalum agreements in principle because the federal government is waiting for the results of the Cohen Commission, which is examining the decline of the Fraser River sockeye fishery. And while negotiations are continuing without fish provisions, there won’t be any final treaties until fishing rights are included. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ In mid-April, teachers province-wide voted 73 per cent to fully withdraw extracurricular and volunteer activities in protest of the province’s back to work legislation being created, Bill 22. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ NORTHWEST COMMUNITY College (NWCC) is getting $839,537 to better train people for jobs in the region. It comes from a federal-provincial program and is a one-time allocation from $10 million being spent on worker training across BC this year.. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ SKEENA-BULKLEY Valley NDP MP Nathan Cullen has been named as House leader for the official opposition in the House of Commons. Cullen’s appointment comes with a salary bump, resulting in a pay packet of nearly $200,000 a year.

May AN ASSAULT trial against a local police officer stationed at the RCMP detachment ended almost as soon as it began when Const. Robert Hull pleaded guilty May 2. Judge Agnes Krantz adjourned court to fix a date for sentencing. Hull was charged with assault for punching an intoxicated woman when she was in a cell here. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Mining company Imperial Metals says it wants to combine efforts with BC Hydro to deliver power up Hwy37 North. The proposal would deliver power to its Red Chris copper mine property and power to residents of the Iskut area which is now served by diesel generators. A new line would link to BC Hydro’s Northwest Transmission Line. In the mean time, on May 4, the Tahltan Central Council’s Anita McPhee says the Red Chris mine poses an environmental risk, the same day the province gave Imperial Metals a Mines Act permit. Imperial Metals hopes to convince the Tahltan First Nation that groundwater won’t be affected by

mine development. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ FEDERAL HEARINGS into whether or not Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline project should be approved return to Terrace. They’re held at Kitsumkalum community hall for four days beginning the evening of May 7. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ A STRING of vandalism incidents means the city has locked vehicle gates to its cemetery on the Kalum Lake Road. One of the more serious incidents involved holes in the ground at one of the grave sites. Many local residents aren’t happy. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ SHELL CANADA announces a partnership with three Asian companies to build a large liquefied natural gas plant in Kitimat, LNG Canada, May 15. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ NORTHWEST COMMUNITY College has improved its ability to train heavy duty equipment operators thanks to a grant from a federal program. The $573,380 grant has paid for 11 training simulators, a 32-foot trailer which houses six of the simulators and a truck which will tow the trailer to offer training where and when needed. An event May 22 at the college attended by Lynn Yelich, the federal Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, showcased the simulators, trailer and truck. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ THE FIRST information kiosk to help tourists find out about Terrace and area was officially opened at the Northwest Regional Airport May 29.

June An investigation begins into the cause of a helicopter crash that claimed three lives near Terrace June 1. The Bailey Helicopters’ Eurocopter AS350 crashed onto the back side of Sleeping Beauty Mountain 11 nautical miles west and its three male occupants were confirmed dead hours later. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ENBRIDGE regards a controversial development deal it signed with the Gitxsan Treaty Society last year is alive and well after it releases a report June 5 claiming 60 per cent for First Nations along its proposed pipeline route have signed on for economic benefits. The Gitxan deal led to the temporary suspension of a chief who negotiated the ir and the ongoing blockade of the treaty society’s offices by Gitxsan who opposed it. Kitsumkalum and Kitselas First Nations say neither has signed on.

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Terry COllins of the Kitselas Resource Department and Hatch safety co-ordinator Steven Critchley stand before a slash burn around Kilometre four of BC Hydro’s Northwest Transmission Line in April 2012. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ THE PROVINCIAL government announces $540,000 will go toward a program aimed at organizing training programs to provide the kind of skilled workers needed by companies as their projects develop in this region. The plan has a locals-first focus. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Construction workers have their sleeves rolled up while renovating Skeena Mall, owned by Lower Mainland development giant Bosa Properties. Sport Chek, Winners and Dollarama are await their new locations. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ THE BC Civil Liberties Association announces June 12 it wants an independent investigation into a May 15 incident in which a local man had a spit hood placed over his head by police officers. It says William Watts, 36, received “multiple head injuries and alleges he was punched after he was handcuffed, subjected to racial taunts and had his head put in a bag by police.” ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆

Nearly 30 women protested a June 19 Enbridgesponsored luncheon attended by other women, saying it was an attempt to gain favour for the company’s Northern Gateway Pipeline plan. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ world-famous architect Douglas Cardinal touches down in Terrace June 19 to share his vision for Terrace’s former Co-op property. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ CALGARY-BASED AltaGas receives environmental approval June 20 for a second run of river project north of here. The company, which is already building a $700 million Forrest Kerr run of river project on the Iskut River, will now proceed with a $217 million project at McLymont Creek. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ THE KSAN House Society looks for a new place to house homeless people during the coldest months of the year, saying its former “damp” shelter location can’t be used agian.



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Hero Joe NOT everybody is gifted with the ability to be brave in an emergency. It’s one of the reasons people request to have their seats switched when sitting beside the emergency exit on an aircraft and one of the reasons emergency teams like firefighters are hailed heroes when saving the lives of others in the face of danger. And while in the above two examples the need to respond under stressful or dangerous circumstances is foreseeably possible, encountering an event that begs stoic action isn’t so predictable for the every-day Joe. But it happens. When timing miraculously aligns with circumstance, sometimes life asks regular Joes to act quickly and bravely. And through no fault or planning of their own, these Joes become heroes too. John Tyler, Jake Tyler and Dale Hession are shining local examples. The men saved the life of Kitimat resident Bobby Weir by pulling him from a crashed, burning vehicle seconds before it was too late. Weir’s passenger Kevin Dawson is a hero too, surmounting injuries and shock to find help and add to rescue efforts. And then there are youths Patrick and Nickolas Hamer along with Dayne and Parker Wright, who sprung into action to put out fire that burned two men — Jess Hansen and Murray Hamer — on a Thornhill farm, saving their lives. These every-day Joes, both young and old, became unexpected heroes. And blessed are many that they responded, bravely, in an emergency. ESTABLISHED APRIL 27, 1988

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s I write this, an out-of-bounds snowboarder has been lost on Vancouver’s Cypress Mountain for two days while North Shore Search and Rescue slog through 49 cm of fresh snow toiling only 10 to 15 metres in 30 minutes. Avalanche conditions are high, putting searchers and snowboarder in extreme danger. Sunday he had been snowboarding with friends but chose to go out of bounds by himself. Two no-nos. Two helicopters, including a Cormorant, were brought in; poor visibility grounded them part time. About supper time tonight a helicopter was sent in to pick up a ground search party that had been dropped off yesterday and move them closer to fresh tracks spotted late this afternoon. He is in a steep ravine from which it may take three hours to carry him up or longline him out by helicopter in the dark tonight. The snowboarder is close to the ocean, meaning he has traversed a good portion of the mountain, though the rule is When lost, stay put. He is wearing a white jacket, and




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CLAUDETTE SANDECKI not carrying even an orange garbage bag to make him visible among the trees. His cell phone is dead. Too many outdoor enthusiasts leave their common sense at home and venture out to hike, ski, or snowboard often out-of-bounds despite clearly posted limits. They fail to consider how Search and Rescue risk their lives every time they are called out to save the neck of some illequipped, completely unprepared individual who either hikes off at sundown in running shoes, shorts and a tee shirt in March or ducks under boundaries to be the first to leave tracks in fresh snow,


apple for food, a few matches, and a dead cell phone. He lost 40 pounds and may have sustained permanent damage to his feet. Did anyone learn from his experience? Or tune in to Global TV News any evening to see Tim Jones of North Shore Search and Rescue listing backcountry safety precautions. Does anyone heed Jones’ precautions? Guess not. You’d think after the many instances of people being found in the bush, dehydrated, hypothermic, with frozen fingers and toes that led to amputation, that the next outdoor nut would demonstrate better judgment. But no. Each one starts afresh, deliberately ignoring danger signs, scoffing at precautions, and blithely expecting Search and Rescue personnel and pilots to risk their safety, donate family time and taxpayer funded equipment and gasoline to save them from themselves. I agree Search and Rescue should wait 72 hours before initiating a search, and charge rescue costs to survivors. If they don’t survive, oh, well. At least no one would have to search for them a second time.


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armed only with enthusiasm, “Happy as if they had brains,” my Uncle Gordon would say. Walking with my dogs this afternoon through “back country” where tall hemlocks sway in a light breeze and the only sounds are the occasional squeak of one trunk rubbing on another and our footsteps swishing through two inches of powdery snow, I considered this snowboarder’s situation. While I was fenced in by plowed streets on three sides and a mountain on the east side, he has no boundaries other than maybe a ravine or a stream. Even the sounds of traffic were absent, muffled by the fresh snow. He would have heard only overhead helicopters or planes. Not much guidance from them. If, by some fluke of weather, a blinding blizzard struck erasing all markers, I could leash my dogs and trust them to guide me home. What help has the snowboarder got to keep him on course? Not a thing that I know of or can imagine. I’d be surprised if he’s carrying so much as a compass. Two weeks ago a Manitoba hunter survived 23 days lost in dense bush with an


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The Mail Bag It’s the end of an era...

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Operations on Alberta’s Tar Sands, pictured above, contribute to Canada’s carbon emissions.

Dear Sir: December 31st marks not only the end of a oncenew year but also the official end of the Kyoto era. Kyoto, lest we forget, was the first — and so far only — international treaty on how Earth’s peoples treat the air we all breathe. So, how did it go ? Canada, unique among earthly nations in having a Harper government, proved also unique in being the only nation to quit the club. Probably just as well. We sure weren’t going to collect any prizes for over-achievement. While the rest of the signatories managed to reduce their emissions by an average of 16 per cent, Canada’s emissions (thanks principally to the Alberta tar barons) actually ROSE 17 per cent. Something to celebrate December 31st. Thanks awfully, Right Honourable Mr. Prime Minister, sir! John How, Terrace, BC

Thornhill resident warns tenants Dear Sir: I rented a lovely home, paid my rent on time and kept it clean, and worked on the yard. My husband and teenaged daughters loved it. We were happy and life was good. After living in the home for well over a year, the landlord went bankrupt and the mortgage was not being paid. My lease had already been renewed so I was not too worried. I had the Landlord Tenant Act to protect me. In July, I was served with court papers letting me know about the upcoming foreclosure. Wanting to be sure that I was doing the

proper things, I called the bank lawyer’s office listed on the court papers to see if I should be looking to move and who was I to pay the rent to. I was told by the bank’s lawyers not to worry, to continue paying my landlord as per my rental contract, and that the bank would give me plenty of notice to move. It would take months to get through the courts. The Landlord Tenant Act states that if you are evicted for a landlord’s personal use of the property (not through default on rent and such) that a tenant will get two months written notice and a month’s rent free for moving costs or paid out equivalent to one

month’s rent. If there is no damage the tenant will also get the damage deposit returned with interest. This did NOT happen for me. On Dec. 5, 2012, I received a court order saying the bank required “immediate vacant possession.” I was shocked and afraid and called the bank’s lawyers right away. The lawyers told me that they expected me to be out of the house by Jan. 3, 2013. They would NOT be giving me my damage deposit (even though I have proof I paid it) they would NOT be giving me two months to find new accommodations and they would NOT be giving me one month rent free or the

monetary equivalent. I immediately phoned the landlord tenancy branch to find out if this could be done to me and my family. The answer, sadly, was yes. Foreclosures go through the Supreme Court of British Columbia and trump the Landlord Tenant Act. Everyone kept saying “foreclosures are different and have different rules!” I was a good tenant, I did all the right things, paid on time and I got shafted. I’m unhappy, and, as you know, rentals are few and far between.

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ow is it that humans have progressed so rapidly in science, mathematics, and engineering, yet we continue to exhibit behaviors that result in misunderstanding, suspicion, bigotry, hatred, and even violence in our dealings with other people and with other cultures? That haunted one of the founders of the field of general semantics, Alfred Korzybski, all his life. His most penetrating insight concerns how humans use (and misuse) language to generate our models of the world. Korzybski’s repeated dictum, “The map is not the territory,” is a succinct observation that our models of the world often fail dramatically to represent its true nature. In this way he was like Confucius, who argued, “A superior man, in regard to what he does not know, shows a cautious reserve. If names be not correct, language is not in accordance with the truth of things. If language be not in accordance with the truth of things, affairs cannot be carried on to

success.” Therapeutic practitioners of Neuro-Linguistic Programming attune themselves to destructive language models that cause neurosis. Humans’ tendencies to generalize experience, to distort it, or to ignore it altogether can be observed in the ways in which we report it. Unconscious operation of these processes often leads to the kinds of suspicion, bigotry and violence that Korzybski’s question addressed. Political speech is ripe with the blurry human modeling. Often such speech is riddled through with religious referents, such as, “God Bless America,” or “Allahu akhbar!” Even the Nazis had “Gott mit uns” stamped on their military belt buckles. Political slogans often depend on sentimental group identification or witticisms to capture attention, but they rarely function as more than linguistic fingers pointing in the vague direction of potential party policies. They’re rather warm, simple, meaningless fuzzies.

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AL LEHMANN In the 2011 Canadian Federal election the Conservatives claimed to be “Here for Canada,” here being where, exactly? The Greens told us that, “It’s time.” Yes? For what? The NDP were “Working for Families,” but what about all the single people? The Liberals offered, “Change we need, from a proven team.” Well, if a party didn’t offer change, how would it ever oust a sitting gov-

ernment? Occasionally slogans have left themselves open to acidic parody, as in the 1964 American election when Republican Barry Goldwater’s slogan, “In your heart, you know he’s right,” was reworked by his opponents to, “In your guts, you know he’s nuts.” In 2008 Obama repeated the slogans “Change you can believe in,” (which many voters would argue was a hollow promise), and “Yes, we can,” a meaningless assertion made revealing mostly by what it left out. Most recently Mitt Romney hectored Americans to “Believe in America,” as if America exists only for the faithful. This just in: the Prime Minister’s Office uses “the Harper government” rather than “the Government of Canada” in its press releases; just an accident, I’m sure. Visual and auditory symbols suggest linguistic models, and compel (or at least strongly influence) our behavioral responses, a fact well understood by those wishing to manipulate us. Corpo-

rate brands decorate (some would say despoil) our everyday landscape, nudging our memories’ pleasure reflexes and alerting us to “needs” we had forgotten to attend. Repetitive pledges, tortured anthems, and mumbled creeds replace thought (and certainly anything as subversive as doubt). As Paul Simon sang, “In my little town, I grew up believing God keeps his eye on us all; and He used to lean upon me, as I pledged allegiance to the wall.” How long have we been standing on guard for Canada? While the general population stumbles along, those with more certain agendas set interest rates, sign trade deals and nobid contracts, slide through tax favours, order drone strikes, and trim public services. The rest of us nervously select lottery tickets and roll up our Tim Hortons rims, looking for changes we can believe in, disappointed optimists to the last. A retired teacher, Al Lehmann lives in Terrace, BC.


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Post-holiday green tips By now, many of us have started to minimize our footprint during the holiday season, from avoiding disposable gift wrap, to choosing gifts that have less packaging. Despite our attempts to minimize excess waste leading up to and during the holidays, there is usually still a bit of the inevitable aftermath: leftover packaging, food, and finding a new home for gadgets, toys and electronics that have been upgraded or replaced. The good news is that B.C. is a leader for Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) programs, which put the onus on producers to take full responsibility for the collection and recycling of their products and packaging. EPR programs cover everything in B.C. from paint to batteries! B.C.’s expanded electronic-waste programs is the first of its kind in North America.

Below is a quick review of some of the recycling options for the most common items you may need to recycle during the holiday season. This list is by no means exhaustive; please refer to the Recycling Council of BC website for all EPR and recycling options available in the Terrace area. Batteries & Cell Phones: City Hall (3215 Eby) or see for a full list of drop-off options. Cardboard, Plastic and Paper Packaging: Waste Management Community Depot (4430 Keith), Do Your Part Recycling (3220 River Dr.) Electronics, bottles and most countertop appliances: Terrace Bottle & Return-It Depot (3100 Kalum) Used furniture, building materials and working appliances: Core Store (3111 Kalum Street – Coop Property) Take notice of what is leftover this holiday season. Are you still

producing more waste than during other times of the year? Feeling a little overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you have received? Start talking now among friends and family to come up with alternative gift ideas for

next holiday season (i.e. experiences versus physical presents) and ways to further reduce the amount of waste produced in your household throughout 2013. Contributed by Tara Irwin, City of Terrace sustainability coordinator.

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The following is Regular Council Meetings for commence The following theschedule schedule of Hall Regular Council Meetings forMeetings 2013. Meetings at 7:30 p.m. and are held in of City Council Chambers at2013. 3215 Eby Street. To be The following isisthe the schedule of Regular Council Meetings for 2013. Meetings commence at p.m. and are held City Hall Chambers at Eby To included Council call 250-638-4721 or Council 250-638-4722. Agendas are posted commence atthe 7:30 p.m. andin are held inCouncil City Hall Chambers atStreet. 3215 Eby at 7:30 7:30 on p.m. and are agenda, held in City Hall Council Chambers at 3215 3215 Eby Street. To be be included on the Council agenda, call 250-638-4721 or 250-638-4722. Agendas are posted at City Hall and on the City website at included on the Council agenda, call 250-638-4721 or 250-638-4722. Agendas are posted Street. ToHall be and included on the Council agenda, call 250-638-4721 or 250-638-4722. at City on the City website at at City Hall and on the City website at Agendas are posted at City Hall and on the City website at

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Tenants, beware I have found a teeny tiny two bedroom place to move into. It’s very cute and will do the job and I can keep my cats. One of my daughters has been forced to find her first apartment (time to grow up) and I have to sell half of my belongings. I am owed approximately $1275 rent and damage deposit. I will never see it. Tenants be forewarned, if your landlord stops paying their mortgage, start looking for a place to live right away and don’t pay your rent because your rights are

not protected what so ever. Happy holidays! P.S. Christmas is cancelled at our house this year...thank you Royal Bank of Canada! Rhonda Hunter Thornhill, B.C.

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Terrace Standard  Wednesday, December 26, 2012

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Gas rates set to rise in new year 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 usual practice is to grant requests for interim rates which 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 BC customers of Fortis BC, 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 only chance of reducing the natural gas price for northwestern residents is the construction of the smallest of the planned LNG plants in the region. Variously called BCLNG or the Douglas Channel Energy – the Haisla First Nation has an equity stake – this project involves a floating plant just offshore to liquefy natural gas for export to Asian markets. Feeding the floating plant would take up the large surplus capacity of PNG’s existing pipeline and generate the kind of

revenue needed by the gas utility to ease the rates for its existing customers. BCLNG has passed all of the various environmental approvals and even has a gas export licence from the federal government. But there’s no word yet on when the project will proceed. BCLNG did take out a 90-day vessel charter option the end of November with a company called Golar for two new LNG carriers. The BCLNG floating project would cost an estimated $400 million to $600 million. “PNG is increasingly optimistic that this project will proceed as planned causing the pipeline to be fully utilized and generating approximately $15 million per year in revenues,” said PNG official Janet Kennedy. “After taking into account some incremental operating and capital costs, this project should result in great benefits to PNG customer,” she said. A11


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Greyhound responds to inquiry call for bus “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. “From that I think we’ll be able to scope out an overall consultation strategy that is a bit broader. We’re hopeful to have the initial phase concluded by the summer of 2013, and a key piece of that is to really get a handle on what could be done in the region. The good news is that a lot of work has already been done along the corridor and studying it.” Polak also said she is aware of concerns about the impact a public transportation system could have on the operations of Greyhound, the only private bus service operating in northern B.C. “It is something we will have to pay close attention to because we don’t want to damage any of the existing services or reduce the level of those services,” she

said. Greyhound has already applied to B.C.’s Passenger Transportation Board for a reduction in service in the northwest.

should its reduction application be accepted, that frequency could drop to just one each way each day or 14 a week. Greyhound BC pas-

senger service manager Grant Odsen said a collaboration between the province and Greyhound in light of the report’s recommendations is a possibility.

“If they were to approach us we would be more than happy to discuss those options with them,” he said. The passenger Transportation board

hasn’t yet approved or declined the Greyhound service reduction application, with staff there saying that decision won’t come until the new year.

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Parent files teacher complaint maker, reviews each complaint or report regarding the conduct or competence of a certificate holder and decides which process will be used to deal with each report or complaint made under the Teachers Act. According to the ministry, the regulating body average about 36 complaints a year.

The CMSD is unable to comment on the alleged misconduct, citing privacy issues. The teacher is currently on a leave of absence from the school. The parent says she has also received a letter from the district stating she is not allowed on district property, but says she will be fighting the ban as well.

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ary,” she said, noting it has taken time to find people to help her. “I finally feel like I’m getting somewhere will all of this.” The branch of the Ministry that deals with teacher-misconduct is the Teacher Regulation Branch (TRB). The TRB Commissioner, an independent statutory decision

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ferent schools, different classrooms, and to the degree that we’re able to accommodate that, we do,” he said, noting that the district fulfilled its responsibilities in providing an educational program for the students in question. “The parent [chose] for them not to attend that school,” he said. But earlier this month the school board made good on its efforts to find another school for the child, although the child’s younger sibling will be home-schooled until other arrangements can be made in the new year. “We’re going to give it a try, see how [my child] does there. Hopefully it will work out better,” said the mother. “We met with the principal and the vice-principal and it looks like it will work ... [my child] seems very happy there.” But the mother’s fight is not over. She has filed a complaint with the Ministry of Education about her and her child’s experience with the former-teacher, is gathering letters of support from other parents and members of the community, and is considering filing a civil suit. “I do have a lawyer now, but I can’t meet with her until Janu-

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A child who has been out of school for over a month is back in class after a monthslong dispute between the child’s mother and forces in the school district – a battle that is still ongoing. The parent, who will remain unnamed to protect the identity of the child, pulled her two children out of a Terrace school following what she alleges is bullying, teacher-misconduct, and mismanagement by the school’s administrators. The trouble started in September when the parent alleges a teacher maltreated her child after an incident with another student. She raised her concerns to the school’s administrators and met with officials at the Coast Mountains School District, who attempted to remedy her concerns via a series of meetings and action-plans directed at improving how the child felt at school. But the mother was not satisfied with the response, saying her child no longer felt safe at the school and needed to change schools. Her child has a history of behavioural issues. But these had been improving significantly over the last few years, she said. She claims the al-

leged incident with the teacher and incidents at the school in the weeks that followed acted like a turning point, reversing the child’s progress. “He cries very easy,” she said, noting this was normal behaviour a couple of years ago, but had stopped after sessions with a child psychologist. “Those behaviours have started up again.” And so she pulled her two children out of school on Oct. 31 and continued to lobby for a school change. She also attempted to enrol her children in private school. But changing schools in the district mid-year is not always easy, especially for children who require extra help, as staffing requirements and class-composition have already been established. “The government has cleared that students can attend any school in the district, as long as there is room,” said Dave Bartley, director of instruction, learner support for the district. Room involves the number of children in the classroom, but also classroom composition, he said. “Our job is to try to make sure we have students in the appropriate program. We often have parents who want their children to attend dif-

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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.

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Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, ♦, ∞, †, ‡, §, » The Win Your Ride Boxing Week Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers between December 21, 2012 and January 2, 2013. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. All pricing includes freight ($1,500–$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees, other dealer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. •$16,980 Purchase Price applies to the new 2013 Dart SE (25A) only. $19,998 Purchase Price applies to the 2013 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package (22F) only and includes $2,000 Consumer Cash Discount. $19,998 Purchase Price applies to the new 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package (29E) and includes $8,100 Consumer Cash Discount. $16,998 Purchase Price applies to the new 2013 Chrysler 200 LX (24H) only and includes $3,600 Consumer Cash Discount. Pricing includes freight ($1,500-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See participating dealers for complete details. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2013 vehicles and are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. ♦No purchase necessary. Contest closes at 11:59 pm ET on January 2, 2013. Open to Canadian residents over the age of majority. One Grand Prize consisting of a cheque for the total purchase amount of a new Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or Ram vehicle purchased/described to a maximum of $48,500. Correct answer to a skill-testing question required. Limit one entry per person. Complete contest rules at WINYOURRIDECANADA.CA. ∞Holiday Bonus Cash of up to $1,000 is available on most new 2012/2013 models, excluding the following: Chrysler 200 LX, Dodge Caliber, Dart SE, Grand Caravan CVP, Journey CVP/SE, Avenger, Viper, Jeep Compass Sport 4x2 & 4x4, Patriot Sport 4x2 & 4x4, Wrangler 2 Dr Sport, Grand Cherokee SRT8, Ram 1500 Reg Cab & ST & SXT Trucks, Ram Cab & Chassis, Ram Cargo Van, FIAT 500 Abarth and 2012 FIAT 500 Pop models. Bonus Cash will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. See your dealer for complete details. †4.99% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2013 Dodge Dart SE (25A) model to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Auto Finance and Ally Credit Canada. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Example: 2013 Dodge Dart SE (25A) with a Purchase Price of $16,980 financed at 4.99% over 96 months with $0 down payment, equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $99 with a cost of borrowing of $3,630 and a total obligation of $20,610. ‡4.49% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2013 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package/2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2013 Chrysler 200 LX models to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, TD Auto Finance and Ally Credit Canada. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. See your dealer for complete details. Examples: 2013 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package/2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2013 Chrysler 200 LX with a Purchase Price of $19,998/$19,998/$16,998 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discounts) financed at 4.49% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $115/$115/$97 with a cost of borrowing of $3,823/$3,823/$3,250 and a total obligation of $23,821/$23,821/$20,248. Pricing includes freight ($1,500-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. §2013 Dodge Dart R/T shown. Price including Holiday Bonus Cash: $23,495. 2013 Dodge Journey Crew shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $27,595. 2013 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $27,395. 2013 Chrysler 200 Limited shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash Discount: $24,885. Pricing includes freight ($1,500-$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees and other applicable fees and applicable taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. »The Make No Payments for 90 Days offer applies to retail customers who finance a new 2012/2013 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge or Ram vehicle (except 2012/2013 Dodge Avenger CVP and 2013 Dodge Dart SE) at a subvented fixed rate on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, TD Auto Finance or Scotiabank between December 18, 2012 and January 2, 2013. Monthly payments will be deferred for 60 days and contracts will be extended accordingly. Interest charges will not accrue during the first 60 days of the contract. After 60 days, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay principal and interest over the term of the contract. Customers will be responsible for any required down payment, licence, registration and insurance costs at time of contract. 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AS THE year comes to a close, take one last look at some of the highlights of the first six months of 2012.

January Terrace’s new year’s baby arrives at 12:16 a.m. Jan. 1, Donald Alfred Leonard Philip Morrison – the first son for William Morrison and Kyra Price of Greenville. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Lost Christmas photos finally make their way to intended recipient Evelyn Baxter after someone finds them and drops them off for Catherine Baxter, who realized they weren’t hers. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ A class of Grade 9/10 girls at Skeena Junior take a day off from wearing makeup and doing their hair to make a point about girls bullying others about their appearance at See Me 4 Me, organized and planned by Tanya Corstanje’s Inquiry class. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Four young people are commended by the Thornhill fire chief for saving two men from serious burns after a spark ignites spilled gas into flames on Jess Hansen and Murray Hamer. The four are Murray’s sons Patrick, 12, and Nickolas, 9, and his niece Dayne Wright 12, and nephew Parker Wright, 8.

February Brenda Haakstad gets her head shaved and plans to continue

every week for one year to raise awareness about the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Dr. Robert (Ted) Edmund Musgrave Lee – Dr. R.E.M. Lee – dies in Victoria at age 85 and is remembered for being generous, lobbying for a community theatre that now bears his name, spearheading the group who set up the Dr. R.E.M. Lee Foundation, being dedicated to bringing the hospital up to the highest standards and maintaining them, making sure a band program started in schools, and for being on the committee that laid the foundation for Northwest Community College. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Brooklynn Stanvick, 6, is featured on the front of a brochure for the War Amps Champ program, a program that’s part of the War Amps and looks after paying for prosthetics for children, including extracurricular limbs for sports. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ An anonymous donor covers the $2,000 needed so Nass Valley residents still have free access to Terrace’s public library this year after the Nass Valley school district said it couldn’t pay the user fee for the valley’s residents – the valley does not have a public library. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Animal lovers raise money so Wolfie, a blind mixed breed born at the city animal shelter, can have eye surgery with the hope he will be able to see. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Gitwinksihlkw Elementary School student Owen Percival, 10,

goes door to door in New Aiyansh, where he lives, on two evenings and collects pennies and donations totalling $365 to help the people in Burns Lake after the mill fire there in January. Percival had missed the coin drive in which the nearly 50 students at his school collected more than $500 in coins. All together, the school donates $941 to the Burns Lake Community Relief Fund. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Amy Spencer vows to wear a garbage bag to prom if she raises $1,000 for the Cinderella Project – a Lower Mainland charity that gives less fortunate girls used prom dresses – as her protest against girls trying to outdo each other for prom, when other girls can’t afford a prom dress.

March dentist Dr. Vincent Drouin, two other dentists, two hygienists, a dental assistant and a registered nurse go to Bangladesh to hold a dental clinic. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Friends of Jack Armstrong, 3, who was diagnosed with the most common type of leukemia in children, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, rally around with several fundraisers to help with the boy’s three-year treatment. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Singer Maggy Ottenbreit, 13, writes and records a song “Beaten” and give it to the cancer society as a way to raise money because many members of her family either have, or have died from, the disease.

April The Rock Christian Community celebrates its 25th year. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Braun’s Island resident Rita Hoekstra shuts down her Sage and Sunflower bedding plant nursery, which has been around for more than 20 years, after the heavy winter snow collapsed the roofs on her five greenhouses. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Martin Loggin and Arjunna Miyagawa are nominated in the Aboriginal Storytelling category for the film Race Club at the 17th annual EyeLens Film, Video and Animation Festival.



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Joe Mandur Sr., one of a core group of divers who founded the water rescue team component of the Terrace Search and Rescue organization, is being honoured posthumously with a lifetime achievement award from the provincial government. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Yvonne Nielsen is the inaugural recipient of the Trevor and Debbie Greene Award of Honour,


Dustin Kester enjoys a freshly made pastry at the first farmers market of 2012. a national award, recognizing work done to make people more aware of acquired brain injuries. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Thornhill Junior band students win their highest number of awards at Music Fest Canada in their last time there: the concert band wins gold, the jazz band wins gold and the jazz combo wins silver in what was also the most musical groups the school has ever entered, said band teacher Mike Wen.

June PARKSIDE SECONDARY School sees its largest graduation class in the last six years, nearly 50 grads. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ Nirmal Parmar is presented with the 2011 Volunteer Service Recognition Award by the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of British Columbia. It recognizes Parmar’s 26 years of contributions to the Terrace and District Multicultural Association, of which he is a founding member, and to the Skeena Diversity Society. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ The annual review of the 747 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron sees cadets receive awards.

Awards were given to LAC Josiah Bahr for being the best first year cadet, to Sgt. Lesley Green for best attendance, to F/Cpl Samuel Christiansen for best uniform. To WO2 Alway Dawson for NCO of the Year, to Cpl Lesley Hansen and F/ Cpl Nicholas Friesen for most improved cadet and to WO2 Alway Dawson for espirt de corps. Sgt. Dakota Taron was presented with the commanding officer’s award, F/Cpl Samuel Christiansen was named cadet of the year, Sgt. Nicholas Ross and LAC Patrick Hamer were given citizenship awards, Sgt. Lesley Green was given the winter survival award and F/Cpl Ashlee Thompson was presented an award from the sponsoring society. Cpl. Michell Hess was given an award for most improved shot, LAC Liam Vales for best first year shot, F/Cpl Tristen Christmas and Sgt. Christopher Bishop shared marksman of the year honours. The Cadet Long Service Medal went to Sgt. Christopher Bishop and Sgt. Lesley Green, Sgt. Dakota Taron received the Legion Medal of Excellence and Sgt. Lesley Green received the Lord Strathcona Medal.



Wednesday, December 26, 2012 Terrace Standard

Community Calendar

The Terrace Standard offers the Community Calendar as a public service to its readers and community organizations. This column is intended for non-profit organizations and events without an admission charge. Space permitting, items will run two weeks before each event. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Fax your event or PSA to 250-638-8432. For complete listings, visit


638-0311 or Margaret Nelson 250-638-8939.

THE TERRACE 3BREED Horseshow is hosting a New Year’s Eve Fundraiser at the Thornhill Community Centre. DJ and Boss Blues band perform, door prizes, formal attire, fundraising activities, midnight snacks. Doors at 8 p.m., 19+. Call Laurie 635-9401 or Linda 635-2111 for more information.

NORTHERN BRAIN INJURY Support Group meets at 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month in the boardroom at the Terrace and District Community Services Society (3219 Eby St.). For more details, call Deb 1-866-979-4673.


THE TERRACE ART Association meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the gallery. Call 638-8884 for details.

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. 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. 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. THE TERRACEVIEW FAMILY Council is a support group and place to voice concerns and ideas to improve quality of life at Terraceview Lodge. Residents’ families and friends meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. For more info, call Heather at 250-638-8552. THE GREATER TERRACE Seniors Advisory Committee (GTSAC) meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Happy Gang Centre. Everyone welcome. YOUNG PROFESSIONALS OF Terrace meet from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Back Eddy Pub. Anyone looking to start or has a new business, looking for work, to hire employees, gain clients or collaborate on a project, newly relocated here, wanting to meet people with unique skills, trades or professions living and working in the Terrace area. COFFEE CLUB: TERRACE Freemasonry (Kitselas Lodge No. 123) invite all men of good character, strict morals to attend our Coffee Club from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday of each month at the Masonic Lodge, 4915 Lazelle Ave.  You are welcome to bring your family. For further information, phone Darcy 635-3580 or Richard 638-0852. TERRACE NISGA’A SOCIETY invites all Terrace and area Nisga’a elders to attend meetings on the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. Come have some fun. For more details or for a ride, call the society or Diana Guno at 250-

TERRACE ART CLUB: January 7, 2012, Art Club starts up again. We meet Mondays at 7pm at Skeena Middle School Art Room. Please park in the small parking lot off Walsh Street. We are planning an open studio format with options to work on your own, view art videos or work on projects from the resource library. Art Club is free to attend and all skill levels are welcome. For more information contact Joan at (250) 638-0032 or Maureen at (250) 635-7622. THE TERRACE PARKINSON’S support group meets the second Tuesday of each month. Persons with Parkinsons, family, friends and support people are welcome. For more information, call Therese at 250-638-1869. 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 TERRACE TOASTMASTERS Club meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Graydon Securities Building on Keith Ave. (next to Irlybird). For more details, call Randy 635-2151 or Rolf 635-6911. 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,




250-922-4109 3111 Kalum Street A Community Oriented Recycling Enterprise Will be closed from Dec 22, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013 to give our volunteers a much deserved rest. We will re-open Wednesday, Jan. 2

Store Hours: Tues - Fri: 10am - 4pm Sat: 10am - 2pm Closed Sundays & Mondays

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).

For current highway conditions and weather forecast, please call 1-800-550-4997 or log onto:

SNOWED IN COMEDY TOUR (Tickets online)

FEBRUARY 8, 2013 - 8:00 PM


Tickets available at George LIttle House (250-638-8887) $30 Adult/$25 Senior (65 +) $20 Child (7-12 years)$25 Student (13–25 if full-time)

MARCH 2, 2013 - 8:00 P.M.

CADENCE, A CAPELLA BAND - presented by the Terrace Concert Society “innovative jazz arrangements, genre-hopping covers and eclectic originals”Tickets available at George LIttle Hourse (250-638-8887) $10.00 -Child (7-12 years) $25.00 - Adult/$20.00 - Seniors (65+) $20.00 - Students (13 - 25 if full time)

Look Who’s Dropped In! Baby’s Name: Susanna Arianna Renita Robinson Date & Time of Birth: December 7, 2012 at 5:29 p.m. Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Tiffany Robinson & Jonathan Dick

KERMODEI OPTIMIST CLUB of Terrace meets on the 10th, 20th and 30th of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Cafenara. For more details, call Dallis 635-5352 or 631-7766.

“New sister for Cedric”

ROYAL PURPLE WELCOMES new members. For more details, call Alison 635-6673.











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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.

Weekly Weather Report Your safety is our concern

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Make sure you bring in the new year safely – have a designated driver.

Baby’s Name: Taylor Janet Dahms Date & Time of Birth: December 4, 2012 at 11:22 a.m. Weight: 6 lbs. 13 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Tera Gomez & Andrew Dahms Baby’s Name: Valerie Marissa Hope Campbell Date & Time of Birth: December 6, 2012 at 9:54 p.m. Weight: 8 lbs. 11 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Candace & Curtis Campbell

“New sister for Marilyn & Stanley”

Baby’s Name: Maleah Cathleen Dowse Date & Time of Birth: December 4, 2012 at 2:26 p.m. Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Christine & Nicolas Dowse

“New sister for Damien and Quinten ” Baby’s Name: Jaxx Bradlet Toovey Date & Time of Birth: December 1, 2012 at 9:44 a.m. Weight: 8 lbs. 6 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Allison & brandon Toovey

“New brother for Tripp” Baby’s Name: Lloyd Edward Nelson Wright Date & Time of Birth: 8:43 a.m. Weight: 6 lbs. 7 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Michelle Nelson & Elliot Wright

“New brother for Jocelyn, Madison, & Paige”

Congratulates the parents on the new additions to their families.


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Bring in 2013 with your friends at Branch 13 December 31st 8 p.m

4425 Legion Avenue $25 single $40 couple Snacksand andChampagne Champaign provided. Snacks provided.

Music by Rumor Red Tickets available at the Branch Members and Bona Fide Guests

at at your your service service expert service quality repairs free in-home trials


Contributed PHOTO

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(250) 638-1301 (250) 638-1301 1-866-638-1301 1-866-638-1301

WINNERS OF the Branch 13 Poem/Poster and Essay contest receive their awards at the Legion general meeting on December 11. Cmde Peter Crompton stands with the winners: Shannon Murtonen, Carol-jean McIver, Myah Bowal, Riley Fell, Emily Patricia Barron and Christian Fourie.

Legion contest winners announced By Peter Crompton In Legion news, this year’s Poem, Poster and Essay winners were in attendance at this month’s legion general meeting to receive their awards for their efforts. The meeting was held Dec. 11. Winning the poem contest for intermediate students was

Christiaan Fourie whose submission will now go forward to the Zone level, joining winners from other branches in the North Western zone, as will the essay winner Riley Fell, also at the Intermediate level. Second and Third places in poem went to Emily Patricia Barron and Myah Bowal. While Shannon Murtonen

and Carol-Jean McIvor came in second and third in intermediate Essay. Congratulations to all students who entered this year’s contest. Unfortunately, for the first time ever, we only had students from one school participate this year The Annual Legion Bon-

spiel will take place at the Terrace Curling Rink on the weekend of January 26, 2013. Next Steak Night: 4 January 2013, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Next general meeting (elections to continue) January 8 2013 at 7 p.m. Meat draws every Saturday afternoon, first draw is at 4:30 p.m. We will remember them.


1-800-222-TIPS (8477)


Fax your event to make the Scene at 250-638-8432. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday.

Clubs & pubs

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.

day noon to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Free admission.

LEGION Branch 13: Meat draws every Sat. afternoon; New Year’s Eve Dance, tickets at legion. 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. 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.

■■ go for a drive to Prince Rupert to see the Terrace River Kings take on the Rampage Dec. 29. The Kings are looking to continue their four-game win streak.

beasleys mix: Karaoke every Fri. night, free pool every Sat.

■■ 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 Satur-

■■ 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 on the night of the event. This is a fundraiser for student scholarships and tax receipts will be issued. To buy tickets or if you have questions, call Lynne at 6356511 ext. 5219, or email, or come to the campus. Ticket purchase deadline is Dec. 13.


mt. layton lounge: Open daily noon to 11 p.m. Free pool, darts and shuffleboard.



Margaret Speirs PHOTO

thornhill elementary’s A Pirate Christmas in the school gym Dec. 12. That’s the Grade 6 band performing with Daryl McDicken in the mask conducting them.

■■ terrace river kings look to kick off the new year with a win at home against the Prince Rupert Rampage at 8 p.m. Jan. 4. ■■ Terrace river kings host Kitimat for the King’s second home game of the new year at 8 p.m. Jan. 5.







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Worship With Us in Terrace

Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: ďŹ

a publication must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law.

Zion Baptist Church Sunday Celebration 10:00 a.m.

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(Ages Kindergarten to Grade 9) 2911 S. Sparks Street (by All West Glass) Pastor Matthew Koleba

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Lost & Found Found on the Microwave riding area in Smithers, an avy pack, if it is yours you can claim it by identifying it at Trails North in Smithers.

Having a place to go‌is a home. Having someone to love‌is family. Thank you for giving us all of this and more.

Terrace Christian Reformed Church 3602 Sparks St. Terrace



Much love from

Rita, Andy, Dorothy, Vera and Betty.

OMG! It’s your BFF! And FYI: he’s such a QT!

Loving God and Serving Others Together!

AVAILABLE (For Ages 3-11 yrs) Worship God. Mirror Christ. Embrace All

4923 Agar Avenue Terrace BC V8G 1H8 Phone: 250.635.7727


Each Sunday Morning Worship and Kids Program .....10:30 a.m. Evening Service .........6:30 p.m.

Sunday Celebration Service 10:30 am


Our location is 5010 Agar Avenue, 250-631-7825 Services on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Clint Magnus – 250-632-6962

Please join us as we celebrate God’s grace through his Word.

phone 635-2434 fax 635-5212 3511 Eby Street V8G 2Y9

KNOX UNITED CHURCH 4907 Lazelle Avenue

635-6014 •••••



Fetch a Friend from the SPCA today!





The Salvation Army Community Church

3236 Kalum Street. Sunday Morning Worship - 11:00 1- 250-635-5446 Majors Rosa and David Moulton #1 Terrace Thrift Store #2 Emergency Food Bank #3 Kitimat Thrift Store 1-250-632-5225

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

BUSY Commercial Truck & Trailer Repair Shop in Salmo, BC seeking JOURNEYMAN or fourth year APPRENTICE MECHANIC. Shop works a four on three off schedule. Extended health care & pension plan available. Wages dependant on experience & qualifications. Please email resume to: (PDF) or fax to 250-357-2009 attn Rob.

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.

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

Career Opportunities LOOKING for fitness instructors for personal one on one training as well as class room experience. For more info email or phone 250-635-3489

Caretakers/ Residential Managers OFFSITE CARETAKER to perform minor repairs, janitorial and show suites. Randall North Real Estate Services has a fast growing portfolio of rental properties in the Northwest and requires a caretaker in Terrace. Base salary +. Contact or 250-847-8061 for more info

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking CONTRACT LOGGING Trucks Wanted! If you are a safe, reliable, and experienced driver that would like work in West Central Alberta, please call Darcy @ 403-638-6047.

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

Positions available in Dease Lake, Bob Quinn and Telegraph Creek. Minimum of Class 3 BC Drivers Licence with air endorsement or recognized equivalent required. Wages and allowances per collective agreement. Accommodations may be available. Apply in person at the Dease Lake Office, or to or fax to 250-692-3930

Help Wanted A FIT female worker required for personal care, appointments/transferring. Part time weekends (6 hrs). Full part time around 20 plus hours/wk, $14/hr starting. No experience needed, on the job training. National and world travel optional. contact Allan at 250635-4992 or e-mail me at for interview. An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

CARPENTERS & APPRENTICES required for the Kitimat Modernization Project. Contact BC Regional Council of Carpenters. Phone: 250-383-8116, Fax: 250-383-1603 or email: A21 A21

Help Wanted


Tahtsa Timber Ltd. has full time


available in the Houston area. Possible camp position. Top rates and beneÂżts pacNaJe. Fax resumes to 250-692-7140 or email to

WANTED SHORT Logger and Hayrack for work till the end of March. Call 604-819-3393.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted




Full-Time and Part-Time Position Must have valid Class 5 drivers licence. Bring resumes in person NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE


Funeral Homes

Funeral Homes

MacKay’s Service Ltd. Ltd. MacKay’s Funeral Funeral Service Serving Terrace, Kitimat, Smithers & Prince Rupert Serving Terrace, Kitimat, email: Smithers & Prince Rupert

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam


Lakes District Maintenance Ltd. is looking for Auxiliary / Seasonal Snow Plow Drivers for November 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013


May 22, 1937 - December 21, 2007 Dad: We wish so much that we could hear the laughter of your voice. and how you used to tell us jokes before God made his choice. Our thoughts are always with you Your place no one can fill In life we loved you dearly In death we love you still. You are always and forever in our hearts Love Michelle, Ed & Family XXOO


February 15, 1936 December 31, 2010 What we’d give if we could say Hello, Dad, in the same old way; To hear your voice, see your smile, To sit with you and chat awhile. So you who have a father, Cherish him with care, For you’ll never know the heartache Till you see that vacant chair. Love your children and grandchildren



Gary E. F. Smith Jan. 30, 1943 - Dec. 15, 2012

Long time Terrace resident Gary Smith passed away peacefully in Vancouver General Hospital after a short battle with cancer. Thank you to family and friends for your love and support and to the doctors and nurses at Mills Memorial, the BC Cancer Agency, and Vancouver General for your compassionate care. Donations in Gary’s memory may be made to Mills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or the Northwest Therapeutic Equestrian Association, 4217 Thomas Street Terrace V8G 3H2.

4519 LAKELSE AVE, TERRACE Immediate Opening for a

Automotive Lot Attendant

We require a reliable person for our detail department ✓ Must have a valid drivers license ✓ Able to work in a fast paced environment ✓ Some Vehicle/mechanical knowledge and asset ✓ Experienced Preferred/Training Available Apply to: Brent DeJong, Sales Manager Fax 250-635-3075 NO PHONE CALLS

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 ďŹ rst nations. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ideal candidate for this half-time position (moving to full time pending resources) will demonstrate - ďŹ nancial 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- proďŹ t organization - must have experience in proposal writing, forestry, logging and value added operations - good understanding of dealing with ďŹ rst 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 ďŹ eld, 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:

Chair Burns Lake Native Development Corp PO Box 1030, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Fax: (250) 692-7483 Email:

TO ALL RESIDENTS Please have your dog leashed or fenced-in away from your mail boxes on Wednesdays and Fridays so your newspaper carrier can deliver your paper.

Front Office Position The Terrace Standard requires a front office manager. This is a demanding position requiring a balance of computer, accounting and people skills. Prior knowledge of computer-based accounting procedures is essential and on site training is provided. The compensation package does include benefits. Please send a resume along with two letters of reference by January 3, 2013 to: The Publisher Terrace Standard 3210 Clinton Street, Terrace, B.C. V8G 5R2 Fax 250-638-8432

CAREER OPPORTUNITY Join the Chances family today! If you’re looking for an exciting work environment in a ďŹ rst-class facility, Chances Terrace is the place for you. Chances offers excellent career opportunities and competitive wages. Be part of a team that delivers exceptional gaming entertainment in a fun, social setting.



We are looking for hard working individuals for full and part-time security personnel positions. First Aid Level 1 preferred. All employees of Chances Terrace are required to complete a criminal record check. PLEASE LEAVE RESUME AT THE SECURITY DESK

4410 Legion Avenue, Terrace, B.C., V8G 1N6 Attention: Sandra daSilva

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Moving & Storage

Moving & Storage

The quality shows in every move we make!

Moving & Storage

CLASSIFIEDS Moving & Storage


3111 Blakeburn, Terrace

250-635-2728 635-2728

Container or van service!

Scheduled freight service from Stewart to Terrace and return, and all points in between. Pick-up and delivery of goods in Terrace, C.O.D. and courier service. P.O. Box 217, Stewart, B.C.

Ph: 250-636-2622 Fax: 250-636-2622

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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale


Heavy Duty Machinery

Misc. for Sale

SPEECH Arts Coaching offered by out-of-town instructor and past adjudicator of the PNMF, Christina Rogers. Call 250-636-2444 or e-mail

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

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

For all the news... Misc. Wanted FREEZER BURNT meat and fish for sled dogs, Terrace only. Will pick up. 250-635-3772.


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4650 Lakelse Avenue



hans stach

john evans



Proudly Supporting Community Organizations in 2012! sheila love


laurie forbes


Big Brothers & Sisters BC Children’s Hospital

vance hadley Cell:250.631.3100

Salvation Army

marion olson Cell:250.631.3101

Terrace Curling Association

tashiana veld Cell:250.635.0223

Royal Canadian Legion

Canadian Cancer Society

Terry Fox Run

BC Senior Games

Heart & Stroke Fund

Skeena Valley Fall Fair Rotary Auction

Child Find

Royal Canadian Legion

dave materi Cell:250.615.7225 PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP

Canadian Diabetes Association

kelly bulleid Cell:250.615.8688

rick mcDaniel Cell:250.615.1558 PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP

Kidney Foundation

suzanne gleason Cell:250.615.2155

Terrace Peaks Gymnastics

Terrace Minor Hockey

Caledonia Grad Tea

Toy Run

Northern Animal Rescue Riverside Festival

Terrace & District Community Services

$71,876.30 contributed to BC Children’s Hospital since 1994!

rusty ljungh Cell:250.638.2827


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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

Fight Back. Volunteer your time, energy and skills today.

Apt/Condo for Rent BEST PLACE TO LIVE Now taking applications for 1,2, & 3 bdrm suites. If you are looking for clean, quiet living in Terrace and have good references, please call: 250-638-0799 Walsh Avenue Apartments

Real Estate

Real Estate

Reception, offices and 3000 Sq. Ft. of warehouse. Loading dock & 6 overhead doors


Hatha Callis: 250-635-7459 Darcy McKeown: 250-615-6835

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

Your Home Of The ...Community Drive! 2010 Ford F-150 FX4



• $249.00 BIWEEKLY


Apt/Condo for Rent Summit Square APARTMENTS 1 & 2 Bedroom Units

• Quiet & Clean • No Pets • Close to Wal-Mart • Laundry Facilities • Close to Schools & Hospital • On Bus Route • Security Entrance • On site Caretaker • Basketball, Volleyball & Racquetball Courts • 24hr Video Surveillance Now Available 2 bedroom furnished apartment

Ask for Monica Warner

S TANDARD Duplex / 4 Plex

Homes for Rent HOUSE for rent, 4114 Yeo St, Terrace. Avail immed, $1400/mo + utilities. 5 appliances, N/S, N/P, 250-6380161

Room & Board Downstairs basement for rent. Heat & hydro included, shared bathrm & kitchen upstairs. Preferably someone who is here for work $600/mo. Phone Rob (250)635-5652


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IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF EDWARD CARL HANSEN, also known as EDWARD C HANSEN and EDWARD HANSEN, Deceased Formerly of Terrace, British Columbia

Creditors and others having claims against the estate of EDWARD CARL HANSEN, also known as EDWARD C HANSEN and EDWARD HANSEN, Deceased, are hereby notified that full particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned Executor at Crampton Law Office, #205-4644 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, BC., V8G 1S6, on or before MARCH 15, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims that have then been received. HEINZ WIEDECK, Administrator c/o CRAMPTON LAW OFFICE Solicitors for the Estate

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012 Terrace Standard


ANNA KILLEN It’s that time of year again—the first installment of our sports year in review. Here are just some of the moments that caught our attention over the first six months of 2012.


JARED THORNTON, Nick Ferguson and Braydon Morretti strike a pose on Shames Mountain. The three skiers represented the Northwest Free Riders at the 2012 BC Winter Games in Vernon.

December 2011 ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ IN ITS first year operating as a community co-op, Shames Mountain opens with the biggest snowpack in over 20 years.

February ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ FOR THE first time ever, the Terrace River Kings sweep the Kitimat Ice Demons in round one of the CIHL playoffs, but lose to the Smithers Steelheads in round two. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ THE TERRACE Skating Club celebrates its 40th anniversary with a twisted production of Alice and Wonderland on Ice – the biggest show the club has put on in five years. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ AS THE club nears its halfcentury mark, members of the Terrace Peaks gymnastics club announce funding woes – cutbacks have forced them to a “bare bones” bud-

A TOTAL of 40 adults and 65 juniors took part in the annual Terrace Badminton Club’s year end tournament. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ TANNER BRAID, Colin Bell, Jack Lafroth and Keaton Gordon all participated in the U16 BC Cup in West Kelowna, a jamboree-style tournament which hosted 160 bantam-age hockey players from across B.C. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ TEN TERRACE residents travelled south to participate in the Vancouver Sun Run, a 10 km race considered to be the largest of its kind in Canada.

May ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ TWO TERRACE locals have been invited to the U17 Cup in Salmon Arm, May 9th. Austin Turner and Kenneth Nordstrom are both preparing to join 120 of the province’s best under seventeen hockey players, in a bid to make the shortlist that would eventually send them to the World Hockey Challenge. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ THE CALEDONIA BEARS boys rugby team is bound for its first provincial championship after defeating Smithers in a hardfought zone game with a close final score. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ THE TERRACE Spirit Bears Special Olympics

January ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ TIANA DEVOST, 12, a student at Ecole Jack Cook, takes first place in the TriCity Mountain Challenge, a community short essay competition that asked students to submit essays on what made Shames Mountain important to them, their families and the surrounding region. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ THE CALEDONIA Kermodes took the top spot in a tournament at David Thompson Secondary School in Vancouver, Jan 25 - 27. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ACCEPTING THE first place title in the A event at the 57th annual legion bonspeil, Jan. 27-29, and the Ken Austin memorial trophy, was Warren Copeland as skip, Shane Dejong as third, Dave Reniero as second and Cam Metzger as the lead.

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get. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ TERRACE’S HAYDN Evans helped bring B.C. to the top spot at the Las Vegas Invitational Sevens international rugby tournament in Las Vegas Feb. 9-12.

March ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ THE KERMODE Tuck, the first ski race of its kind on Shames Mountain since the mid-nineties, was held March 3. Eleven skiers from as far as Revelstoke and Alaska came to take part in the event. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ THE TERRACE Female Bantam Rep team takes silver at tier one provincials in Victoria, after losing to Prince George in the gold medal match, 4-1. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ THE TERRACE atom select hockey team ends its season with a win at the Richmond Minor Hockey Atom Spring Classic, March 19 -22. Playing at a tier higher than nor-

soccer team earned second place in a regional qualifier tournament in Mission on May 19 and 20 — it was their first tournament in seven years and they played with mostly rookie players. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ THE TERRACE Northmen rugby club sets a 10-year record on May long weekend, for the first time the team won a game outside northwestern B.C. at Edmonton’s Rugby Fest.

June ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ SKEENA SECONDARY student and 13-year-old basketball player Marek Ormerod is one of two northwestern B.C. players to be offered a spot on the provincial U14 basketball team. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ A RECORD number of participants came out for the 6th annual Tour de Jackpine bike race this year, with 38 competitors biking the loop on a blustery Sunday. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ THE BANTAM/MIDGET softball team called The Rednecks placed first in Terrace Minor Softball Association house league play this year. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ALMOST 400 people participated in the fourth annual SalmonRun, held at the Kitsumkalum ball field on June 24.

mal, the team took a tie and two wins to take the top spot in the tier two division. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ IT WAS a tough three-game series in the battle for the men’s recreational hockey playoff win, and it was the team Sorochan Wood and Metal who triumphed over team Rona in the end, March 30.

April ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ TERRACE’S JARED Stephens, who plays soccer for the Vancouver Island University Mariner’s men’s soccer team, is showered with post-season awards, including the Pacific Western Athletic Association athlete of the year. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ TWO TERRACE ringette players, Aimee Qualizza and Rylee English, took to the ice in Burnaby at the U19 Ringette Canadian Nationals with the Northern Lights regional team. ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆


AMANDA YOO accepts her awards in the Gymstart events at the annual Terrace Peaks Invitational, held in Thornhill, Feb. 18. There were 70 gymnasts from Smithers, Kitimat and Terrace at the meet.

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In the are good machines, hard toed footwear. in the dead of winter. diminished, but, as Rod 1970s and 1980s only aesthetically In earlier columns Not knowing any Haig-Brown pointed pleasa handful of flyfishing ing and mechanically in this series, I alluded better, I put a Rio Ver- out a long time ago, steelheaders used a two sound, these Perfects, to the primitive lines of sitip 8 weight fly line when the challenge is handed rod – now it’s St. Johns, St. Georges, yore. Now, thanks to intended for a single diminished, the sport is rare to see a steelheader and the Salmon series, Jim Vincent, John Ha- handed rod on an old too. without one. 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