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Ella Williams holds her placard at the Idle No More protest in George Little Park in Terrace Jan. 28. She was one of about 65 to 70 people who attended to hear speakers and get up on the band shell stage if they had anything to say for themselves. She said she attended the joint review panel hearings in Kitimat and Smithers and the no tankers rally. The words near the bottom of her placard “Am Gi Skot Wis Semp” is what she calls simple Gitxsan, which is easier to pronounce properly and if you can read it, you can read Gitxsan, she said. Its meaning is the same as the words below it: “Enough what you people are doing.”

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TERRACE - The Idle No More protests took centre stage at George Little Park as speakers and those who came out stood up to make their voices heard Jan. 28. About 65 or 70 people braved the falling snow and chilly temperatures for the event. A fire pit provided some warmth and a gathering place for drummers, who played some before the speakers began. Martin Adams said First Nations all over the world see themselves in the same way: to take care of the gifts the Creator has given them. Speaking on behalf of the instructors at Northwest Community College, Rocque Berthiaume said Idle No More reminded him of the time in the 1980s when the government was working on the constitution and First Nations were left out until the people spoke up so parliament would listen. “..When the people spoke up, the politicians had to listen,” he said. Bill C-45, referred to as the omnibus bill, is a great big bill that wants to take a lot of power and rights away from the First Nations, he said. The people are not getting the recognition they deserve and that’s what parliament has to hear, he said. Lillian Moyer, who said she organized the Idle No More event in Telegraph Creek, took the stage with a placard addressed to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. In 2005, when Shell wanted to drill in the Klappan, the people held a sit-in for nine months, she said. “We did it to protect our land,” she said. The people’s actions made the company back down and the politicians listen, but that was then. “The way the government works today, they got no ears to hear what we have to say,” said Moyer. Her arrests in 2005 and 2006 were for doing exactly what people were doing at the park for Idle No More: standing up for their rights, she said, adding the people need to take their power back. “...I strongly believe Idle No More has opened everyone’s eyes,” she said. “Young people have a lot of work ahead of you. Go for it.”

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Annunciation School

Where Children Learn To Love & Love To Learn

In existence since 1916, Annunciation School is a member of Catholic Independent Schools of the Diocese of Prince George. We provide a safe and nurturing environment, where dedicated and experienced staff provide a variety of engaging learning activities for students throughout the school day. ACADEMIC PROGRAM We meet all BC Ministry of Education requirements regarding Curriculum and Teacher Certification. We are proud to provide a solid academic program in all core subject areas. Students are held to a high standard for their quality of work and overall conduct. Daily homework is assigned, with strong emphasis on reading practice and math skills. FINE ARTS Through Visual Arts, Music and Drama, students are encouraged to explore and develop their creative gifts. • Weekly choirs • Band (Grades 6,7,8) Recorders (grade 4) • Visual Arts – painting, drawing, clay models, crafts, computer illustrations • School Musical Production (every two years) • Public Speaking • Annual Christmas Concert ATHLETICS • Our Physical Education specialist offers well-developed programs for students of all grade levels. Emphasis is placed on continued progression of skills and teamwork. PE classes are active, fun and always a favourite for the students. EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES • Intramural Lunchtime Sports • Team Sports • Leadership Group • “Little Knitters” Club • BCAA Safety Patrol COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT We are proud to take an active part in many community events throughout the school year. Through community outreach, our students develop essential citizenship skills. • Salmonid Enhancement • Food Bank donations • Christmas Festival of Lights Choir • Visits to Acropolis Manor • Fundraisers for the local Wildlife Shelter Classes take advantage of educational programs offered at the local Library, Museum and Performing Arts Centre, as well as walking field trips to explore the natural beauty of our city. APPLICATIONS FOR ENROLLMENT Application forms are always available on our website: www.annunciationpr.ca or at the school office. Please contact the office for more information. 627 Fifth Avenue West Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1V1 250-624-5873

Veritas Catholic School

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Veritas Catholic School is currently a Kindergarten to Grade 7 school. Beginning in September of 2013, we will be offering a grade 8 program, as well as a Pre-kindergarten class. We’re excited about this change, and look forward to continuing with our tradition of academic excellence at these new grade levels. Each of our classrooms is equipped with an interactive Smart Board, and we have an up to date Mac computer lab. We offer music in K – 5, and Band 6, 7, 8, through a music specialist. Our whole school is involved in the Pacific Northwest Music Festival each year, and we compete in speech arts with our CIS schools in Kitimat and Prince Rupert. We offer a comprehensive physical education, and community recreation program through our PE Specialist, providing all our students the opportunity to swim, skate, curl, bowl, play golf, and get involved in other special recreation opportunities. Our grade 6 students compete in the Terrace Elementary School Sports Association, and our grade 7 teams play against teams from Skeena Middle school. Grade 8 teams will join BCSSA and compete in the Northwest Zone Athletic Association. We now have an after school care program, that is reasonably priced and convenient for our working parents. There is a program director who plans activities for students. We include non-instructional days in our program. Please contact the school for a detailed description of this program We welcome students of any faith and those who are not formally associated with any church. The religious dimension of the school climate is expressed through the celebration of Christian values, and individual behavior, in friendly and harmonious relationships. The Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish plays a special role in promoting the Spiritual dimension of the school. Registration for Kindergarten to Grade 8 - beginning February 4, 2013 Please contact the school with any questions you may have, or application for admission: Telephone: 250-635-3035 Web page: http://veritascatholicschool.ca Email: principal@veritascatholicschool.ca secretary@veritascatholicschool.ca Fax: 250-635-7588

St. Anthony’s Catholic School

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St. Anthony’s Catholic School proudly offers Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 7. Our Senior Academy grades 7-8-9, officially begins September 2013 providing Kitimat families with an option! Our high standard for quality education and tradition of academic excellence continues to prove itself. Currently, we offer band for grades 4 - 7 and music K – 3. We also have a beautiful School Choir that participates in many community events including: parish masses, Bullarama, hospital gatherings, community concerts such as the Salmon Project and the upcoming Norman Foot concert. We are also participating in the Northwest Music Festival. French Instruction is offered for Kindergarten to grade 7 with our specialized French teacher. We also offer specialized teachers in Library, Music/Band, Computers and Learning Assistance. St. Anthony’s School is pleased to be able to provide convenient morning and afterschool busing for our families at an affordable rate. This service includes runs out to Cable Car! The spirit of community is tangible throughout our school with parents, teachers, students and parish members working together for the betterment of our school and success of our students. Faith integration happens on a daily basis with spiritual growth as a focus. We welcome all denominations of faith and families who appreciate Christian values and teachings. We are now accepting Pre-Kindergarten through Senior Academy Registration for September 2013. An application for enrollment may be picked up at the school or Parish office. Check out the St. Anthony’s School Advantage and feel the difference! If you have any questions, wish to have a tour, or meet the New Principal, Katja Groves, please call 250.632.6313 or email us at stanthonys@citywest.ca. Check out our webpage for regularly updated information http://www.stanthonysschoolkitimat.com Giving your child the gift of a Catholic Education is a gift that will last a life time!

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Port expansion passes environmental review By Shaun Thomas

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PRINCE RUPERT - After just five years of operation, Fairview Terminal is ready to grow. On Jan. 23 federal Environment Minister Peter Kent approved the environmental assessment of the Phase 2 expansion of the terminal, which would take it from its initial design capacity of 500,000 TEUs to 2 million TEUs. The decision came following months of public comment and a review of the Comprehensive Study Report prepared by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and CN Rail. “This is a very important announcement and represents a vital next step in our journey toward Phase 2 of Fairview Terminal,” said Michael Gurney, manager of corporate communication for the Prince Rupert Port Authority. “It is one milestone of many to come... The work of planning and engineering for Phase 2 continues, and the next major milestone will be a decision by Maher Ter-

minals, the commercial operator of the terminal, to proceed with the construction of Phase 2.” For its part CN said the impact of this announcement goes well beyond the north coast. “CN is pleased to work with its partner, the Port of Prince Rupert, to advance the growth of one of the fastest growing ports in North America.” “This terminal expansion is good news for the Port, CN and all Canadians as we continue to fulfill our role as a true supply chain enabler and backbone of the economy,” said CN’s senior manager of public and government affairs Warren Chandler in a statement. Prince Rupert mayor Jack Mussallem said he was happy to hear about the approval given the economic impact port growth can have on the community. “It is good for the port and it is good for the City in terms of bringing additional jobs to the community.” “It’s good news in terms of an overall phased development,

and when it is done in a phased manner it is easier for people to adjust and for companies to find workers,” he said. The mayor added that spin-offs from construction and operations thereafter are wide reaching. “It is not just the employees at the Longshore Hall or at Maher Terminals, it’s the ships coming and going,” said they mayor. “Last year there were 409 ship visits through the port, and each of those requires pilots and other workers,” continued Mussallem. Port corporation offricial Gurney said there is no set time frame for Phase 2, as the decision is up to Maher Terminals to proceed. Maher Terminals did not immediately return calls for comment, but Gurney did note that the need may not yet exist for expansion despite the terminal exceeding its 500,000 TEU design capacity last year. “Through operation efficiencies achieved by the design of the terminal and the

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workforce, the actual capacity of Fairview Terminal is closer to 750,000 TEUs,” he said. “We do believe that there is the potential for capacity to increase further... Even with the existing footprint, the terminal can handle more than it was designed for.” Expansion of the terminal will take place in two phases, with the first moving the terminal closer to town. Once complete, Fairview would be able to handle 10 vessels per week and six train movements – three inbound and three outbound – per day. The second phase of expansion would move the terminal further south and accommodate up to 14 vessels per week and 10 train movements per day. Between the two phases, the project calls

Cross Boundary EnrolmEnt and studEnt rEgistration School District 82 Policy No. 2505 outlines student attendance/catchment area procedures in accordance with Ministry of Education policies on Schools of Choice. It is important that parents take note of specific deadlines defined within this policy. to register, parents must complete a registration form at the school of Choice. 1.

Cross Boundary/out-of-Catchment applications: Applications must be received by February 22, 2013 for the 2013-2014 school year. Late applications will require an appeal to the Superintendent of Schools in order to be considered for the upcoming school year.

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new in-Catchment applications: Applications will be received up to april 12, 2013 for new students including Kindergarten. Applications received after this date will have to wait until school staffing is complete before receiving status of school enrolment. Wait-listed students who are in catchment area may be moved as soon as space is available. Confirmation of Cross Boundary applications: may 17, 2013 or as soon as possible following this date, pending staffing allocations and school configurations. Unsuccessful applicants may be held on a waiting list for next year. notification of in-Catchment: Wait-listed in-catchment area students will be notified of their status for the school year as soon as possible or by the first Friday following school opening.

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Cross Boundary/out-of-Catchment students: Those students who do not live within the defined attendance areas for the school they wish to attend. in-Catchment students: Those students who live in the attendance areas defined for each school.

truck movements after Phase 2 is complete. There were concerns raised over the expansion, including a letter from the City of Prince Rupert that called into question information contained in the Comprehensive Study based on commitments made

in the construction of Phase 1. Mussallem said council will be speaking with the Prince Rupert Port Authority regarding this particular issue and will be keeping aware of any issues that arise whenever construction begins.

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REGISTRATION PROCEDURES FOR KINDERGARTEN In preparation for the 2013-2014 school year, the Board of Education is seeking the cooperation of parents in registering their child on the following dates. If you have not already done so, preregistration is requested in order to provide the School District Administration the time to plan staffing to meet school needs.

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for the infilling of 11.1 hectares of marine environment, the construction of additional wharf, container yard and intermodal yard space. Needed work includes the removal and relocation of 14 rail tracks within the intermodal yard for a total of approximately 14,000 metres of rail. There must also be dredging and at-sea disposal and construction of two rail siding that require infilling above and below the high water mark. Along with the expansion of the terminal itself, the project calls for the construction of a road linking Fairview Terminal to Ridley Island. That would eliminate approximately 1,570 trucks passing through downtown when phase one is operational and up to 2,500

The School District will make every effort, dependent upon available staff, to place students who have registered by April 12, 2013 in their catchment area school. Students registering after April 12, 2013 may not be granted a place in their catchment area school. To be eligible for entry to school in September 2013 students must be five years of age on or before December 31, 2013. A birth certificate, proof of immunization and a BC Care Card will be required at the time of registration. To register for Kindergarten classes, please register your child at your neighbourhood primary/elementary school. TERRACE/THORNHILL Cassie Hall Elementary Ecole Mountainview* North Coast Distance Education Suwilaawks Community School Thornhill Primary Uplands Elementary

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A student does not have to be of French origin to enrol in French Immersion. Registration for French Immersion Kindergarten and Grade One takes place at schools indicated with an *. Registration for French Immersion Grade One is for students presently attending Kindergarten in English, who would like to begin in the French Immersion Program.

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New program aiming to keep workers in Prince Rupert By Quinn Bender

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PRINCE RUPERT School District No. 52 and Northwest Community College have partnered with Ridley Terminals (RTI) to offer two new high school trades programs for the purpose of keeping young job seekers at home where their skills are needed. The five-year Coastal Pathways Partnership will offer a millwright foundations program and industrial electrical foundations program to senior high school students in the next school year. Northwest Community College will provide instructors, with the School District donating classroom space and

workshops. An investment of $350,000 will go toward training-equipment costs, to which RTI has committed $150,000 in matching funds, and has sent out letters to other industry players for contributions. Ridley Terminals led the founding of the partnership after assessing that 45 per cent of its workforce will retire in the next 15 years, when the region is expected to experience unprecedented growth. “The number of resumes that are coming for our skilled jobs are decreasing and decreasing every year,” said Michelle Bryant, RTI’s corporate affairs manager. “These two [trades] were chosen because of the lack of experienced

skilled millwrights and electricians in the area. Hopefully, as demand grows, as capital grows, we can handle the heavy duty mechanic [training] as well.” Representatives from RTI, the school district and NWCC signed the partnership agreement before a Charles Hays Secondary in front of a student audience. “The long-term goal of the school district is to ensure each student successfully completes their educational program with a sense of hope, purpose and control,” said School District No. 52 Board Chair, Tina Last. “This partnership opens up exciting new opportunities for our students to find highpaying trades jobs in our

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region.” Leaders from municipal and provincial government, as well as First Nations, were in attendance to encourage students to explore the new opportunity. North Coast MLA Gary Coons called it an “historic” agreement when industry takes a leading role in an education initiative then challenges others to follow suit. “In the last few months we’ve heard of sending delegations to California and Ireland looking for skilled workers… I have to acknowledge that Ridley has really stepped up to the plate… for the betterment of our communities.” Bryant says RTI has never tapped into

the foreign labour market, but the company has looked to the lower mainland for skilled tradesmen and managers. But even that is not netting the permanent staff they require. “This [partnership] is about capacity building, and allowing our local people to stay in the region.” Grade 12 student Brady Youngman had already decided on a career as a millwright. Until recently he was committed to leaving town to learn the trade. He said that’s now changed. “You do see a lot of people leaving town for some things – especially the millwright. It’s good to see it here now.” The school district is allowing 2013 grads

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KITIMAT - Kitimat councillors had to vote one extra time for their move to a classroom at the Northwest Community College campus in Kitimat. That’s because, as administration noted, council actually didn’t vote on the motion the first time

when they discussed the matter a Committee of the Whole meeting. Council voted on and passed two amendments to the main motion first brought forward by Corinne Scott at the COW. Except once they established that they’d spend $10,000 to expand the classroom and that the move would be conditional on the college not having reservations

about council moving into the space, councillors didn’t actually vote to pass the whole thing. The main motion at their regular council meeting passed unanimously when presented on January 21. College representatives are excited, saying council’s presence will add to programs set to get underway at the Kitimat campus.

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TERRACE - Police say they located a 13-year-old girl reported as a chronic runaway. But they said she was not cooperative, repeatedly and inappropriately calling 911. “Police apprehended the girl under the Mental Health Act after she threatened to commit suicide,” read a police report. The girl was carrying a heavy piece of chain that was seized by police. Mills Memorial Hospital requested police assistance to remove the bed and then the mattress from the room because the girl was destroying them.

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NEW AIYANSH - On Saturday morning at approximately 7:30 a.m., the Lisims/Nass Valley RCMP attended a motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian in the 5000 block of Skateen Ave., New Aiyansh. Police arrived to find members of the Gitlaxt’aamiks Fire Department and other first responders on scene, summonsed by the driver. Emergency crews worked to free an adult male pedestrian from underneath the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was arrested for impaired driving. The injured man was taken to the Nisga’a Valley Health Centre and later transported to Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace. He is considered to be in serious but stable condition having sustained a number of injuries. Breath samples provided to police confirmed the driver’s blood alcohol level to be more than one and half times over legal limit. The driver has been released from custody as police pursue charges of impaired driving and drive over .08mgs.

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Conviction for mischief in Epicurean fire By Quinn Bender The Northern connector

PRINCE RUPERT - A Terrace man has been handed a conviction of mischief in connection with a 2010 blaze that destroyed a Prince Rupert apartment building and vacant restaurant. Garth Lee was acquitted of arson. His sentencing is scheduled for May 6. The Prince Rupert Fire Department was called to an early morning blaze in the downtown core on April 30, 2010, and arrived to find flames and plenty of smoke coming from the old Epicurean Restaurant and neighbouring apartment suites. Firefighters rescued three people, but investigators determined that nobody was injured as a result of the fire. Thirteen firefighters were on the scene, and it took approximately two hours to extinguish the blaze. Lee, then 18, was arrested May 6, 2010, and charged with mischief endangering life and arson. Before Lee’s scheduled sentencing for the lesser charge of mischief, the judge requested a Gladue report be compiled. The report looks at the background of First Nations offenders charged with relatively minor crimes to offer judges all reasonable alternatives to incarceration, such as restorative justice.

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TERRACE - Walmart employee Javy Toor made hundreds of earrings during the holiday season, selling them for $5 each. In total, $1000 was raised for the Terrace Churches Food Bank and then matched by Walmart. That’s food bank president John Wiebenga with Javy.

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Pacific Cornerstone Baptist Church Tell your Valentine how much you care! Deadline, February 7 $10 (plus hst) We supply the graphic! Northern Sentinel 250-632-6144 626 Enterprise Ave. Kitimat

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Research Participants Needed! PATIENTS OF NURSE PRACTITIONERS Do you receive, or have you received, health care from a BC Nurse Practitioner? Researchers from UVic’s School of Nursing want to learn how you feel about care provided by nurse practitioners. Participation in this study means completing a short survey either by mail or telephone. To learn more and sign-up for the study, please contact Joanne Thompson Research Assistant at jethomps@uvic.ca or 250-721-7964 University of Victoria School of Nursing

Kitimat Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room Sunday Service at 11:00 am Phone 250-632-4924 • www.pacificcornerstone.com

Christ the King PARISH

1760 Nalabila Boulevard Ph 250-632-2215 Father Kenneth Uwaoma www.catholickitimat.ca ~ EVERYONE WELCOME

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Saturday Feb. 2 7:30 pm Celebration of the Eucharist

Sunday Feb. 3 9:00 am & 11:15 am Celebration of the Eucharist

“The Lord sent me to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the captives.” Luke 4:18-19

Celebrating “Catholic Schools Week” “Open Wide the Door of Faith” February 3 to 9 St. Anthony’s School Mass Sunday, Feb. 3 at 10 am Pancake Breakfast to follow in the church hall

Presbyterian CHURCH

Lahakas and Nalabila Ph. 250-632-2044 or 250-632-2568

Sunday, February 3 4th Sunday after the Epiphany 10:30 am Worship Service and Sunday School Worship Leader: Chris Knight

Personals DENIED CANADA Pension plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222. www.dcac.ca

“Let us thank God for our many blessings.”

Kitimat Pentecostal Fellowship Formerly Full Gospel Bible Fellowship Pastor Mickeal Hoffman 1340 Kingfisher Avenue Church Ph. 250-632-5623

10:30 am Morning Worship Service ALL ARE WELCOME

CIRCULATION 23,800 (TMC)

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Place of Worship

Place of Worship

FIRST UNITED CHURCH 1180 Kingfisher Ave. • Ph. 250-632-7149 Email: kituc@telus.net • Rev. Larry Scott www.kitimatunitedchurch.ca/index.html

Sunday, February 3 11:00 am Worship Service “A Home Town Prophet”

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 840 Columbia Ave. – Ph. 250-632-6014 Email: kitimatfbc@telus.net Rev. Tim Coleman

Sunday, February 3, 2013

“Bible Connections” 9:30 am - for all ages with light breakfast

Worship 11:00 am Exodus Series #3b Exodus 4:1-17 “God’s Holy Presence”

REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH CONGREGATION OF LUTHERAN CHURCH CANADA

Pastor Clint Magnus • ph. 250-632-6962 KITIMAT 1474 Nalabila Blvd. 11:00 am Sunday Worship 9:45 am Bible Study and Sunday School

TERRACE 5010 Agar Ave. 250.631.7825 2:00 pm Sunday Worship

The Harvest

THE HARVEST MINISTRIES CANADA Held at the Eagle Centre Theater, 193 Nechako Centre Ph. 250-632-5501 email: the-harvest@live.ca www.harvestministriescanada.com

View live webstreaming of Saturday Services at: www.ustream.tv/channel/eagle-broadcast

Saturday Night Services Saturday, February 2 Fellowship

Service 7:00 pm EVERYONE WELCOME!!!

Christ Church Anglican 1739 Gyrfalcon • Ph. 250-632-7812

All are Welcome

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Sunday, February 3 at 10:30 am Eucharist with Fr. Luke Anker

1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient and kind; it is not conceited or proud.

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Employment

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Career Opportunities

Education/Trade Schools

Think Outside the Box! Do you want flexibility in your career? Looking for motivated, positive people to join our Company. glendaeriksen@gmail.com leslieroberts@citywest.ca

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

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Education/Trade Employment Schools Education/Trade EXCLUSIVE FINNING/Caterpillar Mechanic training. GPRC Schools

PUT POWER into your career! As a Fairview Power Engineer. On-campus boiler lab. 4th Class-Part A 3rd Class. Affordable residences. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-9997882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

Fairview Campus. High school diploma, mechanical aptitude required. $1000. Entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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Weddings

Heather Gammon (nee Douglas)

Weddings

Congratulations Aaron and Justine von Schleinitz

Wishing you a lifetime of happiness. Love you always and forever, your parents... Alex & Margarita von Schleinitz

After a brief and courageous battle with cancer, Heather slipped peacefully away on the afternoon of January 18th, 2013 at the age of 74. Predeceased by her husband Bryan in 2008, and her parents Don and Helen Douglas in 1995, she is survived by her daughters, Karen (Dwayne), Jolayne, Janet (Ed) and her grandchildren Jacob and Brittany. She also leaves behind her sisters, Dona Dorash, Sherrie Gimse, Ember Douglas and Helen (Lally) Douglas and brothers, Trent, Frank (Clayton) and George Douglas. Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. Heather had a wonderful sense of humor and was well liked by all who knew her. She will be sadly missed. A celebration of life will be held at the Esquimalt Legion, 622 Admirals Road, Victoria, BC on Feb 2nd, from 1-4 p.m. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the charity of your choice.

 Tuula Opheim (Tydeman)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tuula Opheim on January 24, 2013. Tuula slipped peacefully into the arms of her Lord Jesus after a two and a half year struggle with cancer. She is survived by her daughter, Maigan Opheim; parents, David and Wilma Tydeman; sisters: Nerida Hygh (Steven), Zoe Tydeman; brother, Patrick Tydeman (Michelle), and a number of nieces and nephews. In her early adult years, Tuula lived in Nanaimo, Dawson Creek and Tumbler Ridge where she worked in the hospitality industry. In later years, she worked for Black Press at Williams Lake, the lower mainland, Ashcroft, and lastly, Prince Rupert, returning home to Nanaimo in 2010. Wherever Tuula lived and worked she made lifelong loving friends with co-workers, in her community and in her church. Her greatest joy was serving and giving to others and exercising her unique sense of humor. Our family gives thanks to the Drs, nurses and Hospice volunteers of the Palliative Care Unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for the wonderful, considerate care with which they attended Tuula during her stay there. Also for their kindness and encouragement to all family members and friends. A special thank you to Cheryl Rae and Debbie Bianchin for the love and support they gave to Tuula and family. A celebration of Tuula’s life will take place at Eagle Mountain Pentecostal Church on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 2 p.m. The church is located at the Howard Johnston Hotel on Comox Road, Nanaimo (beside the Greyhound Bus Depot). B

Micheal & Ralanda Doniak

Marriage took place January 1, 2013 in Kitimat.

Obituaries

Jean Gardner (nee Stelmacker) July 24, 1932 - January 14, 2013 Jean was born in Wetaskawin Alta. July 24, 1932. Passed away peacefully in her home Jan. 14, 2013 in Victoria, BC with her loving son Andrew by her side as well as her 3 cats. Jean is survived by her loving sons Lance (Donna), Colin (Rita), Glen and Andrew; grandchildren Adam, Alex, Joshua, Jenna and Kendall. Jean was predeceased by her parents John Stelmacker and Elise Ross; brothers Kenny, Larry, Raymond and Dan; daughter Sandi. Jean lived Port Edward where she worked at Nelson Bros from 1957-1961 when she moved to Prince Rupert where she worked many jobs till 1986. In 1986 Jean moved to Victoria and worked at Woolco Dept Store until she retired in 1997. Jean had a paper route with the Victoria Times Colonist until cancer sidelined her 2 1/2 years ago. Sons and family would like to thank staff, Doctors and nurses, and volunteers of Royal Jubilee Hospital/Richmond Pavilion Hospice. A memorial service will be held in Victoria.

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Education/Trade Schools

Employment Education/Trade Schools

THE ONE, the only authorized Harley-Davidson technician training program in all of Canada. You’ll work on all types of HD bikes. Quality instruction and state-of-the-art training aids. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview Alberta. 1888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

21 WEEK HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Prepare for a Career in Heavy Equipment Operation. Introducing our new Apprenticeship Program which includes:

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Help Wanted LUCKY GARDEN looking for server & kitchen helper. Please bring resume to 4660 Lakelse Ave., after 2:00PM.

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Falcon Equipment is a leading Distributor/ Installer of Hydraulic Truck Equipment with locations throughout Western Canada.

HEAVY DUTY MECHANICS & CRANE INSTALLERS NEEDED! Our Prince George Shop is looking for people who: • Think logically and are attune with changes in technology • Are self-motivated to meet workplace challenges Experience with Articulating and Stiffboom Cranes Preferred. Electrical and Hydraulic Experience is Necessary. We offer competitive wages and benets in a growth-oriented environment.

Please e-mail resume to matt@falconequip.com

4943 CONTINENTAL WAY, PRINCE GEORGE, BC V2N 5S5 (250) 562-9267 | FALCONEQUIP.COM/CAREERS

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MOUNT MILLIGAN THOMPSON CREEK METALS COMPANY Located 150km northwest of Prince George BC, Mount Milligan will be British Columbia’s first major metal mine of this century. Construction began in mid-2010 with commercial production projected for the latter part of 2013. Mount Milligan is owned by Thompson Creek Metals and is currently recruiting for the following positions: t Chief Mine Engineer & Mine Engineer t Senior Surveyor t Chief Geologist t Construction Superintendent t Civil Supervisor t HD Mechanics t Health & Safety Advisor t Electricians & E&I Mechanics t Mine Maintenance Superintendent t Flotation & Control Room Operators / Supervisors t Millwrights t Many, many more. For complete job descriptions please visit: www.mtmilligan.com Apply by email to: MtMilligan-Resumes@tcrk.com Or by Fax: 888-881-3527




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Automotive

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TERRACE CHRYSLER

DRIVER NEEDED Kitimat - Class 2 or higher. Also willing to do general maintenance. Haisla Shuttle 250-639-0165

is part of the fast growing Terraceautomall Group, a leader in Automotive, Parts and Service sales. We are looking to immediately add a qualified

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE MANAGER

Eagle Pointe Lodge

SOUS CHEF & SERVERS wanted for remote Five Star fishing lodge, season run May 5- September 12. Must have minimum 2 yrs experience in hospitality industry. Competitive Wages & Benefits. Email: n.andersen@hotmail.com KITIMAT FORTUNE KITCHEN is hiring a full-time/part-time delivery driver. Must have own vehicle. Drop resume off at 410 Enterprise Ave. Phone 250.632.3828

Career Opportunities

Automotive

to our team.

Terrace Chrysler offers a team environment, great benefits and ongoing training and support for its employees. If you’ve got the horsepower to join a fast paced environment and hit our high standards – apply today! Apply with resume and cover letter to: Robert Onstein 4916 Hwy16West Terrace, BC, V8G 1L8 or email: robonstein@terraceautomall.com

Park Avenue Medical Clinic is now accepting resumes for

Help Wanted

Please bring resumes to Guy Desautels,

Local construction company now hiring two administrative assistants; one for local office work and one for onsite work. Candidates must have previous administrative experience and be familiar with Microsoft Word/Excel and Outlook. Candidates must have the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure as well as be punctual, organized and adaptable, with excellent personal and communication skills. Resumes will be accepted until February 8, 2013. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Please email or mail resumes to 101first@101industries.com, 245 - Third Street, Kitimat BC, V8C 2N8 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Deadline for applications is Feb. 8, 2013 No Phone calls please.

Quality Through Craftsmanship

RECEPTIONIST AND MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT

Requirements: • Medical Office Assistant Certification or higher. • Grade 12 or equivalant • Post secondary education is an asset • Typing 40 wpm • Minimum 2 years experience. • Experience with windows based applications • Must be a team player with a strong ability to multitask in a very busy medical office. 3rd floor 4634 Park Ave. Terrace B.C.

Industries Ltd.

MK Bay Marina Fisherman’s Pier

Is currently looking to fill the following position.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY Join the Chances family today! If you’re looking for an exciting work environment in a first-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. CHANCES TERRACE IS LOOKING FOR

LOUNGE SERVERS

In it for the long-haul?

We are looking for dynamic individuals to serve patrons in a casual environment, collect payment and record sales, while ensuring that the level of service meets the gaming centre standards and also complies with provincial liquor legislation and regulations. 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: Peter Thodt

So are we.

Join our proud team of railroaders and enjoy a competitive wage and outstanding benefits. To learn how to become a Track Maintainer, join us at our next career fair! You will learn more about these challenging and rewarding jobs. This is also your chance to have an interview on the spot! WHEN: Wednesday, February 6th, 2013. 8:30 AM Be sure to arrive for the MANDATORY ORIENTATION SESSION. PRINCE GEORGE CIVIC CENTRE 808 Civic Plaza, Prince George, BC V2L 5T6 BRING WITH YOU: Your resume, along with a legible copy of 2 different government-issued IDs (including one with photo). In the meantime, we invite you to visit jobs.cn.ca, where you can view the full job description and also apply online before the event.

Build a career in a strong, growing and innovative company. facebook.com/CNrail

Find your place at CN.

Submit Resume to: Richard Smeal, Manager, MK Bay Marina, Kitamaat Village Road, Kitimat, BC mkbay@telus.net • Fax 250-632-6889 No phone calls please.

Shoppers Drug Mart, 4647 Lakelse Ave., Terrace, B.C. seeks qualified, part-time

Pharmacy Assistant The ideal candidate will have previous experience or will have completed certification in an accredited pharmacy technician program. Experience a strong asset but will train the ideal candidate.

CN is a railroad with a great legacy and a very bright future. As an industry leader, we offer our employees secure, rewarding careers. In fact, we’re looking to fill several Rail Track Maintainer positions across Northern British Columbia.

Sales Clerk - The successful candidate must have: • Retail sales experience • Excellent communication skills • Customer service oriented • POS computer skills • Organizational skills • Be available to work a flexible schedule, weekends and evenings.

Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Society Dease Lake Pregnancy Outreach Program Job Opportunity CAPC Pregnancy Outreach Worker – 20 hours/week Starting Wage $17/hour and a good benefits package. Many training opportunities. The CAPC (Community Action Program for Children) is funded through the Public Health Agency of Canada and is focused on peer support to families through pregnancy and up to 1 year after delivery. Job Summary/Qualifications: • knowledge/experience of pre and post natal care, nutrition, risk factors, breastfeeding • effective communication techniques, charting, interviewing and facilitating skills • group sessions and daily activities of program • maintain statistical data • maintain strict confidentiality at all times • basic first aid and infant/adult CPR required/ willingness to obtain • valid driver’s licence and reliable vehicle and willingness to travel • no relevant criminal record Closing Date: Feb. 11, 2013 If further information required please contact Annette Morgan, Executive Director at: 250-847-5211

Successful candidate will be: •Highly organized •Personable and customer service focused •Energetic and motivated to succeed •Able to demonstrate attention to detail •Proficient computer/data entry skills We offer competitive wage and benefit package, and welcome your interest in a career with a progressive and dynamic Community Pharmacy. Apply directly to Barb Rea, fax resume to 250-6353574 or email to psdm266@shoppersdrugmart.ca We thank all applicants, however, only those to be selected for an interview will be contacted.

AD ASSISTANT The Northern Sentinel is looking for a permanent part-time Advertising Assistant to join our community newspaper’s production department. The successful applicant will be creative, organized and work effectively under tight deadlines, interacting with advertising clients, sales representatives and the creative team. Speed, accuracy and attention to detail is a requirement. Working knowledge of Adobe Indesign and Photoshop is an asset. Remuneration will be in accordance with the CEP Local 525g Collective Agreement. Please submit resumé and cover letter to: Louisa Genzale, Publisher Northern Sentinel 626 Enterprise Ave., Kitimat, BC V8C 2E4 K

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Employment Help Wanted Enigma Apparel & Promotions in Kitimat is seeking a motivated self-starter for the following positions: Graphic Design/Customer Service (fulltime). Must be capable and confident to work independently in a technology rich environment. Computer experience required. Preference will be given to those that show an aptitude in Photoshop and/or Illustrator. Production Assistant (full and part time). Under the guidance of the production manager, the qualified applicant will be responsible for general day to day production requirements of our busy sign department. Applicant must be capable of working with a great attention to detail. For further details, please check out our web site: www.enigmapromo.ca Email resumes to: resumes@enigmapromo.ca

Employment Income Opportunity ATTN: COMPUTER work. Work from anywhere 24/7. Up to $1,500 part-time to $7,500/ month full-time. Training provided; www.highincomesfromhome.com

EARN EXTRA cash! - P/T, F/T Immediate Openings For Men & Women. Easy Computer Work, Other Positions Are Available. Can Be Done From Home. No Experience Needed. www.BCJobLinks.com

Trades, Technical PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume by email to: hr@pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE. SHORE MECHANIC – F/T Heavy Duty Mechanic Certificate or equivalent w/5 yrs exp. www.westcoast tug.ca/shore-mechanic

Journeyman HD mechanic required for oilfield construction company. Duties will include servicing, maintenance and overhaul of our equipment. The job will be predominately shop work , but with a portion of your time spent in the field. A mechanics truck will be supplied for you. The job is based in Edson, Alberta. Call Lloyd at 780-723-5051.

KITCHEN MANAGER/ HEAD COOK The Bar and Grill at the beautiful Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club is under new management. We are looking for an experienced Kitchen Manager/ Head Cook. If you are energetic, committed to giving outstanding customer service and have valid “Food Safe” certification, we look forward to your application. Please apply in person Monday to Friday with resume and cover letter. KITIMAT

DRIVERS WANTED

Full and Part time for Coastal Taxi. $12/hr. Send resume & drivers abstract to PO Box 56 Kitimat, BC V8C 2G6 No phone calls LOOKING FOR both F/T and P/T server.Pls send your resume to Shan Yan Restaurant at 4606 Greig Ave Terrace. No Phone calls pls Skeena Diversity Society Health Fair Assistant Preventing Disease is the theme for the Health Fair on May 25th. We will be bringing groups & individuals from our multi-ethnic community together with health & safety professionals to inform & inspire us all about more healthy living. This is a part-time temporary position. Enthusiastic co-operative people can apply at Skeena Diversity Society Box 665 Terrace, BC V8G 4B8 by Feb 12, 2013 Tsunami Restaurant Looking for a mature Waitress. Food Safe and Serving it Right required. Also Cook must have experience, Food safe and know how to cook “Asian Food” (with driver’s license). Drop off resumes at 650 Kuldo Blvd. (North Star Inn) Kitimat. Ask for Virginia. 250-632-6608

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Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

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Capp’s Marine

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Education

COMPUTER Repairs and Sales No Fix No Charge! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed. Get professional advice from the computer doctor! We custom build computers to meet your needs. If you can dream it. We can build it. 250-638-0047 support@mvcc2.com

Computer Services

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Holistic Health Advanced Healing Technique. Great For Your Body, Mind and Spirit. $60 a session. Call Cindy at 250-624-9742

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EXPERIENCED, well equipped I.T. system/network administrator looking for parttime work throughout Northern B.C. Dennis Strain dstrain@bcenclave.ca

Handypersons

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

HANDYMAN, Property Maintenance, Cleaning of building exteriors, windows, tile floors. Terrace 250-922-4534

Help Wanted

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Carriers Wanted! +No Collecting! +Direct Deposit Pay! +Wednesday & Friday Deliveries. Available Routes in Kitimat +Trailer Park +Wren, Widgeon +Amos, Baker +Duncan, Anderson, Nalabila Townhouses +Swan, Quail

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BUSINESS AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (Full-time Exempt Position) Under the direction of the Economic Development Officer (EDO), this position is responsible for assisting, and working to stimulate and promote orderly, environmentally sound, diversified and sustainable economic development resulting in the maintenance and creation of employment opportunities and a good quality of life in the District of Kitimat. The position will work with the EDO to oversee the District’s brand and related marketing materials, serve as a liason on internal and external communications and public relations matters. The Business and Communications Officer works under the direction of, and acts as the EDO during any absences. The ideal candidate’s skills will include: • Bachelors Degree in Economics, Marketing, Communications, Business Management or equivalency. • Minimum of three years at mid to senior management levels, inclusive to both private and public sectors; • Key strengths include problem solving/analytical skills, independence, diplomacy, ability to supervise and motivate volunteers and associates, excellent written and communication skills, good negotiation skills. • Necessary skill sets include strategic and conceptual planning, policy and program development, business management, marketing. • Computer capabilities comprising word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, database, network communications, and internet use. • BC Drivers License - Minimum Class 5. Wage: $62,324 (2013 starting rate) plus full benefits package. Resumes, complete with references, should be forwarded by February 12, 2013, 4:30 pm to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC V8C 2H7, Fax: 250-632-4995 or email dok@kitimat.ca. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. is a Canadian company offering engineering, mapping, surveying, planning and environmental services to its clients. In business since 1910, we are an employee-owned firm offering career growth and ownership opportunities to motivated applicants. McElhanney is currently recruiting to fill the following positions in our Kitimat BC office.

Professional Electrical Engineer We are looking for a senior level professional to lead and develop this division. The successful candidate will become an integral part of project delivery and significant contributor to the team’s success. Accountabilities: • Manage projects on behalf of, and as part of, the client project team • Provide support, technical back-up and engineering input to plant maintenance and engineering departments on issues concerning maintenance and reliability engineering • Assist plant management team and supervisors to resolve reliability problems requiring professional judgement and engineering training • Perform engineering project assignments as required to upgrade plant facilities, reduce costs and support safe, environmentally sound operations • Perform feasibility studies as part of business case development for proposed capital projects • Hire, supervise and coordinate other consultants, contractors and vendors on contract work and projects • Understand, commit to and fulfill responsibilities under the McElhanney Quality Management System, ISO 9001 and all client quality, safety and environmental management systems • Provide mentorship and leadership to junior staff Requirements: • Registration as a Professional Engineer in Canada, USA or other jurisdiction. • 10 Years in a related field (Mining, Smelting, Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper, etc.) • Sound understanding of maintenance & reliability engineering principles • Project management experience in an industrial environment • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

Professional Mechanical Engineer We are looking for a senior level professional to lead and develop this division. The successful candidate will become an integral part of project delivery and significant contributer to the team’s success. Accountabilities: • Manage projects on behalf of, and as part of, the client project team • Provide support, technical back-up and engineering input to plant maintenance and engineering departments on issues concerning maintenance and reliability engineering • Assist plant management team and supervisors to resolve reliability problems requiring professional judgement and engineering training • Perform engineering project assignments as required to upgrade plant facilities, reduce costs and support safe, environmentally sound operations • Perform feasibility studies as part of business case development for proposed capital projects • Hire, supervise and coordinate other consultants, contractors and vendors on contract work and projects • Understand, commit to and fulfill responsibilities under the McElhanney Quality Management System, ISO 9001 and all client quality, safety and environmental management systems • Provide mentorship and leadership to junior staff Requirements: • Registration as a Professional Engineer in good standing in British Columbia • 10 Years in a related field (Mining, Smelting, Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper, etc.) • Sound understanding of maintenance & reliability engineering principles • Project management experience in an industrial environment • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral

Branch Administrator We are seeking an exceptional and dynamic individual to fill the role of Branch Administrator in our Kitimat branch. In this position, the incumbent will provide administrative support to the Branch Manager and a team of engineering, surveying, and technical staff. This busy individual will wear a variety of hats in this role—a true Jack- or Jill-of-all-trades—and will enjoy being a vital part of the team’s success! Job Duties: • Coordinate flow of communication throughout branch • Compose letters, memoranda, and e-mail correspondence • Provide branch reception services – answer phone, coordinate incoming and outgoing mail and couriers • Manage inventory of office supplies • Manage filing, archiving, and disposal of branch documents • Coordinate meetings and make staff travel arrangements • Assist with production and assembly of proposals, reports, and client documents • Manage branch accounts payable and receivable including invoicing, recording/ reconciling bank deposits, and organization of collections for outstanding accounts • Inputting and monitoring employee timesheets and liaising with Payroll accordingly • Perform branch level HR tasks such as employee benefit coordination, new hire paperwork, employment letters, and liaising with HR as needed Requirements: • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an administrative support role; post-secondary administrative training is preferred • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) • Knowledge of basic accounting principles • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal, with exceptional grammar and composition skills • Ability to work independently and take initiative, and to function effectively without continuous direction • Willingness to take on a variety of tasks and odd jobs as needed • Excellent multi-tasking capabilities and top-notch organizational skills • Professional and friendly demeanour, and the ability to handle confidential information with discretion. Due to site entrance requirements, you will be required to undergo pre-employment and ongoing site access drug and alcohol testing. McElhanney offers highly competitive wages and excellent benefits, as well as a great work environments and continuous opportunities for development. If any of these opportunities are for you, apply through our Careers portal at www.mcelhanney.com. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. McElhanney is an Employment Equity employer.


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50 Tingley Road Port Clements Approx. 2000 sq. ft. 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 6-yr old metal roof, den, f/s, w/d, wood heat & oil furnace, detached workshop w/woodstove & new roof. Reasonable offers considered. Please call Dorothy or Jennifer at 250-723-9747 FOR Sale $162,000. 3 Bedroom 1 & 1/2 bath Rancher on quiet dead end street (2080 Chuchill Dr). Backs on to wooded area 1,000s square feet. Recent upgrades include New Siding , Gutters & soffets Window trim & Flooring House, was also lifted and leveled As well as new floor joist. Also small shed in back. Paul Willms 1-250-883-4677 paulwillms@gmail.com

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Available March 1st. Spacious, Executive 2 bedroom. Beautiful oak cabinets, on the southside. 3 appliances, N/P, N/S, $875/m. 1 - 2 year lease. 250-638-7747 leave message

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1123-1137 Borden Street Adult-oriented. Quiet location with harbour view. Heat and hot water included. Minutes walking to downtown and hospital. References required. 1, 2, or 3 bedroom suites. Some furnished. Prince Rupert For rent in Terrace, BC, quality accommodations of varying kinds. Ref. required. Phone 250-635-1799 or 250635-9333 now for best selection.

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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

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KITIMAT BOXES, BOXES, BOXES You need them and we have them. Buy one bundle of 10 for $5.00 and we will give you a bundle for free. Come down to the Kitimat Northern Sentinel office at 626 Enterprise Avenue between 9 and 4:30 or call 250.632.6144

McBride & 8th Prince Rupert Unfurnished - Furnished (Furnished short Term Rentals Available) Close to downtown Adult-oriented No Pets

627-7137 Hillcrest Place Apartments Bachelor & two bedroom No Smoking, No Pets Starting at $475 monthly Also avail newly reno’d two bdrm units with d/w 250.632.7814 Kitimat K&C APARTMENTS 423-3rd Ave. West. in Pr. Rupert. 2 blocks from college. One bedroom apartments. Hardwood floors. Laundry services, heat incl. Security entrance. Rent $575 - $600/mo. Phone Craig @ 250-832-0354

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Starting at $550 Balconies Security Entrances Cameras for your safety Now includes basic cable Visit our Website www.kitimatapartments.com Phone: 250.632.APTS (2787)

Kuldo Court Apartments 2 - two bedroom apartments available. Newly renovated, New carpets. Heat and hot water included. $850/mo. (c) 778-818-0126 (office) 250-632-7729 Apply at 730 Kuldo Blvd. Kitimat PR: 1 Bdrm + Den, $650/mo., downtown location. Adult Oriented Bldg - Single person Only. Heat, Hot Water, Garbage Pick-up, W/D incl. Security Entrance. N/S, N/Kids, N/P, N/Parties. Phone 250-624-3434, before 6pm.

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Kitimat 1,2,3 bdrms Clean & Quiet Heat & hot water included Call (250)632-2824 or email www.jasebudgel@hotmail.ca

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Perfect for small business @ 1061 Saskatoon Ave. 1560 sq. ft (60 x 26) w/lge bay door, ofc space, washroom. Single & tripleface elect. svc (also 200 amp. svc), 1 yr lease Interested call 250-624-6275 or 250-600-6131

Duplex / 4 Plex 2 Bdrm duplex with garage avail. immed. in Kildala comes with F.S. W.D. Very Clean $900/mo. Ref. req’d. Call Brent (514) 210-5551 4 Bedroom side-by-side duplex. over 2000 sq. ft. close to downtown, f/s/w/d/dw, wood flooring, fenced yard, separate shop, window coverings & more. Minimum 1-year lease, non smokers, pet negotiable, $1300/mo + dd + pet deposit. Available March 1, 2013 For applications 250-635-4368 4PLEX: taking applications for a clean, quiet, renovated 2 bdrm bsmt suite, 5 appliances. Adult oriented, $1,000 + utilities,no smoking, no pets, two ref’s required. Ph 250615-7543 Kitimat - 3 bdrm 1/2 duplex near elementary and high schools. Freshly painted, very clean. F/S. Available Immediately. $850/mo plus utilities. Refs req. Call after 5pm. 250-632-5199 KITIMAT - 3bdrms, 1.5 baths, 5 appliances, in Nechako 4-plex. $775/mo plus damage deposit. Ref. Req. No pets. 250.632.2569 KITIMAT - Furnished 3 bedroom duplex with garage. References, security deposit and criminal record check required. 250.632.6274 Nechako - 3 bedroom duplex. f/s, w/d. Refs req. + PNG connect approval. $1,000/mo + utilities 250-279-0207

Mobile Homes & Pads Mobile home for rent ($1000/mth) or for sale in Thornhill call (250)638-1885

House for Rent Kitimat - Upper Floor 3 bdrm, 2 bath. $1,100/mo OR whole house (+ 2bdrm) $1,500/mo. f/s w/d n/s n/p. Refs req. Includes heat and light. Available now. 250-641-1083 Kitimat - 3 bedroom executive style bungalow for rent. Fully furnished. f/s, d/w, w/d, microwave. Fully equipped (dishes, bedding, towels etc.) Internet and satellite TV. References required. $1,600/mo. Available March 24 250-639-6431 or 250-639-4555. PR: Avail. Feb 1/13. One bdrm Hse for Rent. Newly reno’d inside, elec. heating, $450/mo. Heat & light. not incl. 250-6246049, lve msg if interested.

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Auto Accessories/Parts 4 - 16” Bridgestone Blizzak winter tires on rims. 235/65 R16 103T WS 70. Good Condition. $450 250-639-5949

Recreational/Sale

KEN’S MARINE

PR: Avail immediately. 3bdrm, carport, fenced yard, N/S, N/P. Central Loc. $900/mo. Ref and 1 yr lease req’d 250-624-4574 or 250-627-9825 PR: Avail now: 2 bdrm hse, elect. heat, Overlook, w/d, N/S, N/P. $500/mo. mapleenglishclub@yahoo.ca PR: Oceanview s/s Duplex avail. now. 3 bdrms, laundry hookups, dining area, extra play rm. $900/mo. Ref. req. For Photos email Randall North 171g@citytel.net. Call 250-627-1414

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Rooms starting at $45/daily, $249/weekly, $699/monthly, Students $499/monthly. All-inclusive. 250-600-1680

Suites, Lower 2BDRM bsmnt suite, suitable for mature working adult. Utilities & cable incl. Hwy 16 West,(New Remo) 5 min. to town, vehicle necessary. $650/mo. Ref. & D.D. Req’’d (250)635-3772

Luxury One Bedroom Suite

Avail. Mar. 1/13 Newer house/bright suite. 5 new appliances incl. DW, ensuite laundry W/D, central vac, gas f/p, elec. heat. Lovely area/Beautiful 10 min. commute to Prince Rupert. $650/mo. plus utilities. 250-628-9433

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Townhouses

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LARGE (1500sq ft + bsmt) Townhouses for rent. newly renovated, great neighborhood, carports, on bus route. call 250-279-2727 for viewing. 5 available. $895 a month. Sourceone@dccnet.com

PINE CREST 3 Bdrm. 2 Level T/H 1 ½ bath No pets Call Jenn 622-4304 PRINCE RUPERT Harbourview Apts. 2 & 3 Bdrm, 1 bath, Start at $600 No pets 627-6697 or 622-2699 TOWNHOMES in KITIMAT 3 bdrm, 1 ½ bath, carport Start $700. Sorry no Pets. Call Greg 639-0110

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DISTRICT OF KITIMAT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

1 MILLION GALLON WATER RESERVOIR REPLACEMENT CONTRACT NO. 331 Design/build proposals, sealed in envelopes marked â&#x20AC;&#x153;Proposal for 1 Million Gallon Water Reservoir Replacement - Contract No. 331â&#x20AC;? will be received at the District of Kitimat offices, located at 270 City Centre, KITIMAT, BC V8C 2H7, no later than 2:30 pm local time on March 12, 2013 and will be opened in public at that time. Proposals are being requested to either: â&#x20AC;˘ Fully rehabilitate the existing 1 million US gallon wood stave tank to a guaranteed minimum 20 year service life, or â&#x20AC;˘ Demolish and dispose of the existing wood stave tank and replace it will a new 750,000 to 1 million US gallon tank at the existing location. The replacement tank may be constructed of any materials acceptable for potable water storage. The proposal is to include all costs to complete the rehabilitation or replacement of the existing tank including but not limited to design/engineering, procurement/ construction, commissioning and warranty. Proposals will be reviewed after the closing date and the project awarded to the firm whose proposal is deemed by the District of Kitimat to give the greatest value based on quality, service, and price. Proposal documents may be obtained from the District of Kitimat on or after February 1, 2013 upon payment of $50 per copy which is non-refundable. Inquiries should be directed to Wayne Sussbauer, Technical Services Manager at the District of Kitimat, Engineering Department at 250-632-8900. Proposals are to remain valid for a period of 60 days but Bid Bonds are not required. The District of Kitimat reserves the right to reject all proposals or to award the Contract to other than the lowest proposal received if it perceives that to be in its best interests. If the work is awarded, the successful firm must furnish 100% bonding for the project and execute a Stipulated Price contract for the project. Tim Gleig, P. Eng. Municipal Engineer 270 City Centre KITIMAT, BC V8C 2H7

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Ice Demons defeat River Kings in overtime By Joe Pelletier

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TERRACE - THE Kitimat Ice Demons defeated the Terrace River Kings 4-3 in overtime in game one of the Central Interior Hockey League playoffs on Saturday, Jan. 26. Kitimat’s Nick Markowsky deflected Ben Rumley’s point shot for the winner at 12:38 of extra period, giving Kitimat a 1-0 series lead. The Ice Demons also got goals from Jeremy Brady, Terry Whalen and Jeff Mildenberger, overcoming 1-0 and 3-2 deficits to force overtime.

The hometown River Kings had goals from Derrick Jurista, Tristan Murray and Corbin Legros. It was one of those nights for the River Kings. They played well, overcoming a hard charging Kitimat attack early in the game as the Ice Demons really pushed the pace. The River Kings were able to weather that storm thanks in part to strong play on the power play. The cocky Ice Demons team was guilty of some undisciplined play that Terrace capitalized on with 2 power play goals.

But Terrace had another goal disallowed due to a high stick. Terrace argued vehemently that Kitimat’s overtime forcing goal by Mildenberger was a result of goaltender interference. Murray, who had 1 goal and 2 assists, missed a beautiful chance to end the game late in regulation. And the lucky overtime winner handcuffed Garrett Muir who otherwise had a strong game. It was an entertainingly close game where both sides were worthy of victory. Though the home team did not get the win, Terrace’s largest crowd of the season were treated to an ex-

cellent game. The best of 3 series continues next weekend in Kitimat. The puck drops on game 2 on Feb. 2 at 8 p.m. at Kitimat’s Tamitik Arena. Game 3, if necessary, goes Sunday, Feb. 3 at 1 p.m., also in Kitimat. Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to puck drop. Close games were the norm elsewhere in the CIHL, with the Williams Lake Stampeders taking Lac La Hache 4-3, and the Smithers Steelheads beating the Houston Luckies 4-3. And in blowouts, the Quesnel Kangaroos hammered Omenica Ice 7-1.

Kitimat curlers sweep competition in Smithers By Cameron Orr THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR

KITIMAT - A Kitimat girls curling rink swept circles around their competition in Smithers at a regional high school zones championship. Their skillful play at the high school junior girls and boys zones playoffs means the rink will take to Kamloops shortly to test their might against provincial competitors. That tournament begins February 28. Coach Laurel deGoeij said their top performance in Smithers can be partially attributed to facing a relatively new team in the Bulkley Valley community. However the Kitimat rink has experience in high-level competition. They attended provincials last year and placed third, said deGoeij. This year is deGoeij’s first year as the coach. Looking ahead to their eventual performance in Kamloops, she said the girls CONTRIBUTED PHOTO / THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR are feeling confident. “It’s certainly going to be stiffer Left to right, Coach Laurel deGoeij, Skip Rachel Rice, 3rd Taylor Reese Hanson, 2nd Micaela Stevenson, Lead Leah Anthony, and alternate Emma Baker. [competition],” she added.

Rupert Rainmakers win Junior Coastal Clash tournament By Shaun Thomas

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The Prince Rupert Rainmakers White took home the championship after two days of competition in the Coastal Clash Tournament.

PRINCE RUPERT - Charles Hays Secondary’s first-place finish at the Junior Rainmaker Coastal Clash Tournament last weekend has given a big push to the team’s morale heading into the zone championships. The Rainmakers crushed Caledonia 51-20 in the championship match in Prince Rupert Jan. 26. The Rainmakers beat Smithers Secondary 74-36 earlier in the day to seed themselves in the final game. Rainmakers coach Kevin Sawka said the team’s execution has only improved since their exhibition in Vancouver earlier in the season. “Everyone showed a lot of composure, heart and determination,” he said. “As our skill level and experience has increased, the team has gelled even further and are really very aware of one another now. “There was excellent effort from all teams over the weekend. I was extremely proud of the way my guys played throughout the tournament, especially

the second string.” While the entire team shared in the championship win, the second-string “blue” team finished fifth overall, narrowly losing to Smithers 41-47, following two other games Saturday which saw a 29-47 loss to Queen Charlottes and a 60-56 overtime win against Friendship House. Sawka added leadership within the entire team is emerging in various roles, particularly with captain Rosendo Masocol dictating pace on both ends of the court. Mascocol was also named the tournament’s MVP. The team’s core of forwards was lead by Justin McChesney, who along with Keenan Pahl was named an All Star. The Player of the Game in the final was Perry Terrell. Sawka said he’s confident the team will continue to improve both individually and as a team as they head into the zone championships in Smithers Feb. 15 and 16. But before heading into the post season the Rainmakers will need to focus on its recovery from some minor injuries and a spate of flu infections that have overtaken some in the past couple of weeks.


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FEB. 1 – Skeena Diversity Centre hosts its monthly potluck dinner and talk at 6:30 p.m. Topic: customs and traditions of the Tsimshian people. Everyone welcome, Bring a dish to share. FEBRUARY 2 – Free Future Farm Connect brings farmers past, present and future together to break bread and grow the future of farming from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Skeena Room in the Best Western Inn. Join us for this fun and interactive event series to support a stronger community of farm practice. Enjoy a meal on us! Events are free and open to all agriculturalists. RSVP is kindly requested: Jillian Merrick, jillianm@cfdc. bc.ca, 562-9622 ext. 115, beyondthemarket. ca/future-farm-connectevent-series. FEB 4-7 - The Terrace Churches’ Food Bank will be open for distribution from February 4-7. Opening times are 9:30 – 11:30 am, and the location is the basement of the Dairy Queen on Park Avenue. Those with surnames from A to H should come on Monday, from I to R on Tuesday and S to Z on Wednesday. Anyone who has missed his day can come on Thursday. Please bring identification for all household

members. FEB 5 - MARCH 13 Have fun and help your child on the path to literacy. Registration begins January 16th for the next winter session of Storytimes at the Terrace Public Library. Baby Time (Birth-12 months) Tuesdays 1:30-2:00. Tales for Toddlers to Twos (13 months -3 yrs) Tuesdays 10-11. Preschool Storytime (3 years and up) Wednesdays 10-11. To register come and visit us at the Terrace Public Library or give us a call at 638-8177. Classes will begin February 5th and run until March 13 (6 weeks). FEB. 8-10 - Terrace Valentine Curling Bonspiel will be held Feb. 8, 9, and 10 with a Dinner and Dance Feb. 9th. Raffle, door prizes and entertainment on hand. For more information and to register call the Terrace Curling Rink @ 250635-5583. FEB. 11 - A fun-filled family event at the Sportsplex on Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. hosted by the City of Terrace, Leisure Services and the Terrace and District’s Arts Council to celebrate the new holiday, Family Day. This event includes free swimming, skating, and art workshops and demonstrations in the Banquet room. Free to the public. Admission is a food bank item donation. Please visit www.

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FEBRUARY 23 – “Good Neighbours” is the theme of Heritage Day celebrations from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the arena banquet room. Music, family treasures, old photos, histories. Put on by the Terrace Regional Historical Society, 6351771.

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FEB. 2 – At 9:30 a.m. is the Community Fun Run, starting from the Riverlodge. Walk, run or jog for one, three or five kilometers. Free refreshments follow. Everyone is welcome. Call Lois for more information at 250-632-2697. FEB. 4 – The Kitimat Fibre Arts Guild will be meeting at 29 Meldrum St. at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in knitting, spinning, weaving, or other fibre crafts is welcome. Phone Maureen at 250-632-5444 for more information. FEB. 7 – Art Club of Kitimat meets at 7 p.m. in Room 403 at MESS. Mixed media collage with photo transfer, part one of two. Bring a photocopier print of an image (not laser printed), tissue paper and watercolours. FEB. 9 – Need to show someone how special they are this Valentine’s Day? Grab your friends and come to the library

and create some heartfelt Valentine’s Day crafts. Saturday, February 9 from 10:30-11:45 a.m. am for children aged 6+. Registration required. For more information please visit or call the library at (250) 632-8985.

FEB. 11 – Bring your family down for fun and games at the Family Day Carnival. Monday from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Kids of all ages welcome. For more information please visit or call the library at 250- 632-8985. FEB. 13 - The Kitimat Community Services Society is holding their Annual General Meeting at 7 p.m. at 562 Mountainview Square. New members are welcome. Call 250-632-9107 for more information. ONGOING

THE KITIMAT Girl Guides urgently need new leaders for the local groups. For more info call Lois at 250632-3446 or Nancy at 250-632-0135. KITIMAT PUBLIC Library – The Kitimat Public Library offers pre-schoolers and their caregivers Mother Goose StoryTime with Brianna every Friday from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. No registration is required for this free lively and fun morning filled with stories, finger puppets, and songs!

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FEB. 12 – Rupert Runners is hosting a Learn to Run Program. Pre-registration Feb. 2 @ 1pm and Feb. 6 @ 7pm in Multi-purpose rm of P.R. Library. Program runs 13 weeks to May 11/13 for Crest Glory Days Even. Program is 3 times/ wk, meeting at CHHS track on Tues & Wed @ 5:15pm and Sundays @ 10:30am. For more info: www.rupertrunners.com or email contact@rupertrunners.com. FEB. 19 – P.R. Special Events Society AGM from 7-9pm at Special Events office, lower level of City Hall on fountain side. Make a contribution to your community, share or learn some new skills, help to organize our community festivals. More Directors are needed. Please contact 250-624-9118 or prspecialevents@citytel. net. Visit our website at www.prspecialevents. com FEB. 24 – Kaien AntiPoverty Society Annual General Meeting will

be held at 2pm in 567 McKay St. Membership fee to be paid prior to the annual meeting. Everyone is welcome. ONGOING FRIENDSHIP HOUSE of Prince Rupert Hosts: AamaGoot_ Power Puff Girlz Club (ages 7-12), Tuesdays 3pm - 5pm, 3rd floor meeting rm. AamaGoot Women’s Carving “Learn to Carve” Wednesday eve. 6pm 9pm, Main level-back entrance. AamaGoot Ladyz Club (18yrs +), Learn new artistic designs through sewing, beading, etc. Saturdays 1pm - 4pm, 3rd floor meeting rm. Contact Carol Doolan @ Friendship House 250-6271717, ext. 64 for more info. KAIEN ANTI-POVERTY Society is seeking persons interested in becoming members of a group who wish to make positive changes for those living below the poverty line. For more info, call KAPS 250-6275277, leave message.

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