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City finalizes deal with Chinese THE City of Terrace has finalized a deal with a Chinese timber company to lease city-owned southside land for the next 10 years. Yaorun Wood Co. Ltd, which had first set up shop in the Burns Lake area to log for export overseas and is now interested in this area, will pay $10,000 a month, or $120,000 annually, to use land on Keith Ave. which was once a log yard for the now-dismantled Skeena Cellulose/Terrace Lumber Company sawmill. The approximately 20 acres is bounded by Kenney to the east, the 5000 Block of

Keith to the south, CN’s rail line to the north and to nearly Blakeburn to the west. The assessment for the leased property is $1,518,000 and it had been listed for sale at $1.5 million. The company will also pay property taxes based on this assessment. “Currently, the raw land is business class and will generate $43,000 per year for the city [in taxes],” said Ron Bowles, director of finance for the City of Terrace, noting that this is a minimum and will increase in the future. The lease amount will also be adjusted annually for increases in the Consumer Price

Index, said Heather Avison, the city’s chief administrative officer. And while Yaorun could request permission from the city for other uses on the property that meet the land’s zoning bylaws, the conditions of the lease are limited, said Avison. “It’s pretty limited use,” she said. “Outdoor logging yard, basically comprised of some storage for raw wood.” “It means $120,000 worth of revenue, for starters, for the lease, plus having taxes paid on the property which we haven’t had for some time,” Avison said of the financial

benefit to the city. Full details of the company’s plans for the land will be released closer to the end of the month, said a spokesperson for Yaorun Wood here in Terrace. Yaorun recently completely harvesting on two timber sale licences – one in the Morice Timber Supply Area (Houston) for 55,304 cubic metres, and another in the Prince George Timber Supply Area for 169,281 cubic metres, according to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

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Kitselas casting claims vote today NEARLY 300 Kitselas band members are being asked to vote today on a land claims agreement in principle which, if accepted, would form the basis of a treaty between the First Nation and the federal and provincial governments. A small group of Kitselas members has been knocking on doors, phoning voters, organizing informal coffee parties and staging events designed to inform voters about the agreement in principle details. “What we’ve been trying to do is really reach out by every means possible,” says Kitselas communications director Holly Spencer of the task taken on by the sixmember communications team. “It might be regarded as selling the treaty, but a lot of it is just making sure you are informed on what you are voting on.” There’s no question the team members are voting in favour of the agreement in principle but they’re equally careful to say their job is to put information to voters so they can make up their own minds. A simple majority of 50 per cent plus one person is needed to approve of the agreement in principle. “That’s why it’s so important to vote,” says team member Clarisa Spencer of


Mickey Mason and Francis Seymour were at a Kitselas First Nation treaty meeting and celebration Feb. 15, the last large-scale event leading to today’s vote on accepting an agreement in principle leading toward a final treaty. the one vote that would give the agreement majority approval. Questions raised by voters typically concern taxation and how much land is involved. The land issue is critical

to Kitselas acceptance of the agreement in question. Once included as part of a treaty, the land and resources will fully and legally belong to the Kitselas First Nation. “We own it traditionally, but not legally. The treaty

actually secures the land base. All of those lands will be protected,” says Clarisa Spencer. She adds that the Kitselas First Nation stands to have the largest per capita land base under treaty in the

province. Based on the agreement in principle, the Kitselas First Nation is to receive 36,158.7 hectares as part of a final treaty. An additional 250 hectares of crown land is to be transferred immedi-

ately provided today’s vote passes. “We also hear from the people that they are worried about losing their status. Actually, a treaty protects them,” says Clarisa Spencer.

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Caledonia welcomes region’s high schools for northwest drama festival \COMMUNITY A23

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Lease means more tax money for city The city has been in negotiations with the company since September. Yaorun was originally interested in leasing a portion of the city’s airport lands industrial park, but pulled back on that agreement late last year. Yaorun has been interested in Terrace for some time, even going so far as to invite, and partially pay for, Mayor Dave Pernarowski’s latesummer trip to China. Last year it acquired on timber sale licence here. According to the lease, Yaorun took control of the property on Feb. 15 and the city says it expects it to begin developing right away. “I think they do plan to start as soon as possible,” said Avison. “My understanding was that they had wood to move, that they needed a place to store wood initially, but that would be a question for Yaorun to be certain.” The acreage was once part of a much larger industrial wood-processing land package that stretched across Kenney all the way east to the Sande Overpass. It has housed various sawmill configurations over the years, the last being a sawmill that opened in 1988 under the ownership of Skeena Cellulose. That company went into financial difficulty in the late 1990s, sparking years of uncertainty and financial support by the NDP government of the day in a bid to keep Skeena Cel-

lulose’s Port Edward pulp mill and Terrace sawmill open. That support ended when the current provincial Liberal government was elected in 2001, causing the region to fall into years of a regionallybased recession. The Terrace sawmill re-opened in 2005 under the local ownership of the Terrace Lumber Company, a company formed for that purpose of operating the sawmill, but closed for good a year later. The sawmill was sold off and dismantled shortly thereafter and the city ended up with the land because of unpaid taxes and an unpaid loan. In 2011, the city matched $40,000 from the provincial government to start environmental testing on the land, as part of a provincial program designed to help municipalities look into old industrial and commercial sites. Those tests have yet to be completed. Garry Roth of the NSD Development Corporation, which owns two smaller portions of the former log yard closest to Blakeburn, said it is in talks with Yaorun for it to use one of those portions. Whether that might result in a lease or a sale has yet to be determined, said Roth, but he’s hoping for an arrangement that’s beneficial for both companies.


HEAVY EQUIPMENT was present last week at a 20-acre site owned by the city that it is leasing to Yaorun Wood, a Chinese company. It had been logging beetle-kill wood in the Burns Lake and Houston area and is now looking at logging opportunities in this region. The company has been focused on the export market.

Toeing the line

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Pipeline proliferation possibility first requires a very public debate

By Jim Culp


n reference to the proliferation of pipeline proposals that could be located in the Morice River watershed, the Burnie River pass, the Kitimat Valley or alternatively through the Skeena River corridor, the Nass River watershed and along or over many tributaries of the two major river systems, as well as the planning of new electrical transmission lines to service the liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants. The Northern Branch of the Steelhead Society of British Columbia is alarmed and shocked that neither our provincial or federal governments have made any effort to understand or even acknowledge the importance of the river watersheds which the pipelines will traverse. This includes the fish, wildlife and substantial associated economic and intrinsic social values that these historical, natural watershed resources have provided for First Nations, British Columbians and for visitors from around the world. The Morice River is home to the largest population of chinook salmon in the Skeena drainage and one of the most extensive in B.C., the largest race of summer steelhead, a huge population of pink salmon along with substantial numbers of other species which spawn and rear in its waters. It is one of the most prolific and important recreational river fisheries in British Columbia. The Skeena River is the mother river to all of those populations plus the myriad of other runs, races, species and populations that are indigenous or migrate to and from other tributary rivers and streams. The Nass River watershed is the third largest salmon producer in the province, with major and unique populations of steelhead including all of the other species that are found in the Skeena River system. There has been no

comprehensive, government initiated integrated resource planning process that includes the input from the public or apparently from First Nations as has been suggested by those involved in the “Idle No More movement”. The Environmental Assessment process which is initiated by a proponent does not address many of the issues we are talking about. In other words there has been no easy way for the public or average First Nation person to be able to talk with either government about the importance of these river systems, their fish and other values, before critical decisions are finalized. The emphasis by both levels of government for economic development has been very one sided. The lack of concern for other interests is distressing and disquieting. Both governments have gone so far as to silence their scientists and managers. The remaining few professional and technical staff in the Fish, Wildlife and Habitat Branch of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), and a now much smaller Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) can now only carry out the most essential responsibilities. Their budgets have been slashed and in some instances entirely eliminated, preventing both government agencies from carrying out meaningful stock and habitat assessment. This has resulted in a severe lack of research and studies to address the importance and value of the fish species that both governments are responsible to protect and to manage. Those mandated to carry out environmental assessment are taxed with interpreting the meagre data that comes in, little of which is realistic, meaningful or quantifiable. Therefor it is impossible for them to make responsible stand alone decisions based upon

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shell canada officials with a sample section of a 48-inch diameter pipeline. The company wants to build that size pipeline to Kitimat. solid and substantive science. What has and continues to unfold is reprehensible and must be challenged. If our watersheds are going to be shredded and their fisheries and associated values squandered then all of our citizens must know what the consequences are going to be. The construction and operation of as many as six pipelines will have an enormous impact upon the spectacular scenery of our region which seems to no longer to matter to our governments nor draw serious consideration. The history and connections to this very special part of our province is being ignored and pushed aside for hasty, panicky and corporately driven industrial development on a gigantic scale. This is sadly very

similar to what has taken place worldwide for generations with so many disastrous consequences. It is the responsibility of senior governments, not corporations, to undertake the initial integrated resource planning for large industrial projects and activities in terms of where projects can or should be located and how they and existing economies and resource values can co-exist. Rather shockingly, Spectra is moving into the assessment stage for its huge 48” diametre natural gas pipeline, almost five times the size of the existing 10” diameter PNG pipeline which at one time provided enough natural gas for three pulp mills, a methanol plant, the Rio-Tinto Alcan smelter as well as for residential consumption and all of the other commercial

and industrial users in Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Terrace. With gas to spare. This very large company has said on many occasions to those of us who live in the northwest that they would consult broadly and not leave a stick or stone left unturned during the assessment stage. We are left to assume that the giant phone conversation last autumn is their idea of sufficient due diligence. What is unfolding in plain sight is the largest combined group of industrial projects in the history of British Columbia. One would assume that such a mammoth industrial development plan would trigger an apolitical community/ provincial dialogue. That way, all concerned could learn and understand the consequences of what is be-

ing proposed. There should be discussion over where or if LNG plants and energy corridors should be located in a particular area If there is community, regional and provincial consensus for LNG plants and corridors to be established then consideration of location options should be discussed. One idea could be, after determining where the corridor(s) are going to be located, to hold a public discussion over how many pipelines should be permitted, either a number of smaller pipelines or possibly one or two larger ones. That way we could minimize the environmental impact. It should be the rule that natural gas is provided to all British Columbians in communities located along or close to a new pipeline, such as the Hazeltons and Kitwanga, where natural gas isn’t currently available. There are other issues such as the petrochemical industry concerns over the declining availability of natural gas derivatives such as ethane as well as price implications over the export of gas. One of the big corporations in the business is so concerned about the large scale export of natural gas that it has commented in a roundabout way about a possible threat to domestic supplies of natural gas and the availability of the its by-products. There is little doubt that this is a very complicated subject that our organization may not entirely understand. Nevertheless, we believe that a clearing of the air and open discussion is very important for the industry as well for all Canadians. Fracking or hydraulic fracturing of geological formations to allow the escape of natural gas and replace it with water is a hugely controversial subject that cannot be ignored. The environmental and social implications of such a divisive way of extracting natural gas needs full public en-

gagement. There must be a dialogue over carbon dioxide emissions from LNG production, creating electrical power from natural gas and from the extraction of natural gas. It is crucial to determine if there is a contrasting set of B.C. governmental principles and policies over the development of giant LNG plants, while on the other hand attempting to control and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in BC. We need to understand the consequences for the future of British Columbia in face of this extraordinary, unprecedented amount of electrical energy needed for a single form of industrial development at four or more proposed LNG conversion facilities. As an example of the magnitude of these projects, it is our understanding that one large LNG plant could consume all of the electrical energy the proposed Site C Peace River hydro development could produce. A public dialogue must happen with British Columbians in a frank, open and thorough way, with no political or ideological baggage to confuse or distort the discussion. This is not intended to be an election issue, but a responsibility for all the political parties to support, including the governing party. No one party or government has the mandate to decide on such a gigantic policy shift and set a new direction with so many unknown implications without discussing the transformation with its citizens. Sadly the discussion to date has been content to push the process and ignore, bury and hide the issues, moving us in a totally wrong direction which could all be reversed if the process were carried out in an open and democratic way. Jim Culp is a longtime angling advocate. The above originated as a letter to Premier Christy Clark.



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EDITORIAL All Canadian DON’T look now but it seems as if Canadians are making their way up the international ladder. The latest example comes inadvertently via the unexpected resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. An early and, if you believe the bookies, odds-on favourite replacement is Marc Cardinal Ouellet of Quebec. Just 68, youngish when considering the ages of others who have become the leaders of the Catholic church, Cardinal Ouellet is considered by many to have the right kind of experience to lead the church in the next decades. Next up is Mark Carney, who is leaving his job as governor of the Bank of Canada to take a similar but extremely challenging job as the governor of the Bank of England. Mr. Carney must find a way to prudently nudge a sluggish British economy into action. Now look up. Way up. There’s astronaut Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to command the International Space Station. His photos of Earth are stunning portrayals of not only our planet’s geography but the extent of the human footprint on its fragile surface. Now we only need to correct the International Olympic Committee’s wrongful dismissal of free style wrestling (remember Carol Huynh of Hazelton and Daniel Igali of Surrey) as a core Olympic sport. Once that’s accomplished, all will be right with the world, the Canadian world, that is. ESTABLISHED APRIL 27, 1988

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ouTube on the internet serves up hours of varied fun when TV is mainly movie re-runs or vapid reality shows, and offers first-hand information when researching new topics, unlike my younger days when the best I could find was a paragraph or two and a blackand-white photo in an outdated encyclopedia. I’ve smiled at the twins in their highchairs swaying in unison as Dad strums his guitar; their video made it to Ellen Degeneres’ show. Or the wee Russian kitten fiercely defending his cigarette. When I’ve gotten wind of a TV interview broadcast I regret missing, I’ve googled the interview and watched it days, even weeks, later. If I read an article about a musician whose music I never knew about, with YouTube I can sample some of the person’s recordings or stage performances That’s how I got to know Kenny Rogers’ early band, First Edition, after reading his memoir, “Luck or Something Like It”. I’ve also googled unusual musical instruments after they were mentioned in someone’s biography. For




CLAUDETTE SANDECKI instance, the dobro, a particular style of resonant guitar. It came to my attention in the New York Times obituary of Mike Auldridge who recently died at age 73. The Times called him “a guitarist who became one of the most distinctive dobro players in the history of country and bluegrass.” I also came upon Paul Tanner, “developer of the electro-theremin used to give the Beach Boys’ ‘Good Vibrations’ its eerie hook.” Samples followed of the instrument playing background to the Beach Boys song. Many in my extended family are musicians, particularly


tor picked up a final cheque of $703,833 to retire with money to spare. She’s using the extra funds to foster antibullying programs. Another YouTube ‘reveal’ began as a cell phone video filmed by an Ohio grandmother after a neighbour and his 9-year-old son repeatedly mocked the foot-dragging walk of her 10-year-old granddaughter, Hope, who is disabled by cerebral palsy, as the girl left her school bus. Within hours, the YouTube video was shown on Fox News, and to a large studio audience and millions of Anderson Live TV viewers. Two months later the father plead guilty to reduced misdemeanour charges of disorderly conduct and aggravated menacing and was sentenced to 30 days in jail. Without public exposure of his mocking ways he might have continued to torment Hope into her teens. At the moment, I’m chuckling my way through the 201 episodes of “All in the Family”, which aired for nine seasons. By googling an episode title, I’m able to see the complete episode. Next I plan to review the 97 episodes of “Archie Bunker’s Place”.


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fiddlers, mandolin and banjo players. Those living within reasonable driving distance often get together for jam sessions. From time to time they post a few of their tunes to YouTube where all can tap a toe to their beat, regardless of our physical distance. And when it comes to instructions for new fangled gadgets like a Kindle, YouTube shows a 23-page clearly illustrated manual. But YouTube is equally useful in ‘outing’ miscreants, such as the 2010 Vancouver hockey rioters. Or the four seventh grade Greece, New York school bus students who harassed their 69-year-old bus monitor to tears. What followed after parents and authorities were confronted with the raw evidence of the monitor’s bullying would never have transpired without wide public sharing of the candid YouTube video on major TV news stations. For once, bullying students suffered real consequences, and their parents inconvenience, when the students had to move to another school. Usually it’s the bullied student who must move. Donations for the bus monitor poured in. The bus moni-


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The Mail Bag North loses a UBC ally

Can this be it for winter? Dear Sir: The news media kept talking in early February about that disastrous snowstorm bringing only two feet of snow. People were forbidden to drive on the streets and had to stay indoors until the storm subsided before getting out the shovels.


I kept thinking about Kitimat in the 1960s when we would drive over as a family to see my brother, Robert, and his family. The snowfall covered the power lines and all kids were told to stay away from playing around the lines for fear they would trip over

them causing either a power failure or electrocuting themselves. When I observed the scene for myself I had to suspend my disbelief! Robert opened his door to a wall of snow, cutting him off from the great outdoors. He got an old-fashioned bucket

brigade going, digging at the snow and putting it in pails. The kids then ran with the pails to the bathroom and emptied them into the bathtub. Someone would hose down the snow into water and it would drain off. They did that all morning. The streets

were snow canyons and so were the driveways. The houses were buried in the stuff. Well, Kitimat means the “people of the snow”. That kind of snowfall apparently shifted to the east coast, thanks to global warming.

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Dear Sir: The field of early childhood development lost an invaluable friend and ally with the death of UBC professor Clyde Hertzman last week. Although he called B.C. home, Clyde’s influence in the field of early childhood development went far beyond provincial and even Canadian borders. The list of his attributes, affiliations and accomplishments is long and public accolades have been steadily mounting as the many touched by his work struggle with the shock of his untimely death. Clyde’s death is a huge loss for us too. We in the northwest know him best for his work on the Early Development Instrument (EDI) at UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP). Clyde visited Terrace and neighbouring communities several times over the past 12 years. He came first to introduce the EDI, the province-wide tool that measures kindergarten children’s readiness for school, and then to help us interpret our results in the bigger regional and provincial picture and plan together to create healthy and supportive communities for young children and their families. Clyde Hertzman has been hailed as Canada’s greatest advocate for children, a trailblazer in developing the business case for investing in young children, and a champion for the field of early childhood development. But he’s been much more. He felt like a friend, too. Clyde touched so many with his dynamic personality, intense commitment and professional integrity, that it is hard to accept that his energy is no longer with us. I know it’s not lost because Clyde leaves behind a skilled and dedicated team at HELP, but his death certainly feels like a huge void now. Brenda Sissons, Coordinator, Success By 6 Northwest, Terrace, BC

Landfill site product of meticulous search

ecent correspondence from Ms. Diana Penner, the chair of ‘Residents Advocating for a Sustainable Inclusive Environment’ (otherwise known by the acronym NIMBY) has renewed both my faith in the scientific method and my deep distrust of anyone saying that ‘public opinion’ is on their side. Having overseen the City of Terrace solid waste program and the pre-closure needs of the landfill (among other things) for 15 years, I feel compelled to respond to the nature of Mrs. Penner’s correspondence. This special interest group maintains that they, the uninformed public, was not represented and yet are somehow in a better position to provide the answer to the problem: keep dumping beside the Kalum River as is the case now with the City of Terrace landfill location. However, the public is being fully represented: by qualified professionals employed on behalf of the public specifically for this purpose - surely this is the process

we expect from our tax dollars. Yet after 17 years of independent studies by qualified professionals, this group intimates in their ignorance that no independent studies have ever been done, and instead ask when they will start. Kitimat did not ‘withdraw its support’ for the project, it is simply cheaper for them to stay where they are because their site is gravel all the way down, and so, because no leachate has been found on the surface, no upgrades have so far been triggered by environmental statutes. Additionally, Terrace to Forceman Ridge is not “long distance trucking”, it is local transport. The new site, buffered by a transfer station, creates incentive to recycle and compost (notoriously difficult to generate in our region) and thereby reduces emissions in those areas. Still ignored by both the group and the public is the carbon footprint of transporting most local area recyclables to the lower mainland, and often on to India and China. Seriously. The natural clay base at the

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BRAD NORTH Terrace site (said by Ms. Penner to be an advantage) is sloped to the west, and directs leachate to the Kalum River. This has been mitigated by a low-tech correction (which I implemented with the blessing of the environment ministry) as long as the landfill does not grow beyond the treatment capacity. Continued use of the Terrace site would cause it to leap from

Ms. Penner’s ‘brownfield’ to an active waste site, toxic to the nearby river and downstream inhabitants. This would trigger upgrades in not only design and construction (millions of dollars) but also upgrades to monitoring and treatment (more millions), groundwater management, gas collection, etc. The footprint of the landfill cannot increase, so it would have to go up even further. And up, and up, for at least 50 years. The Kitimat-Stikine regional district did not spend $800,000 “to convince the public” (as Ms. Penner claims); the studies were undertaken to ethically ascertain the suitability of the proposed site. To suggest otherwise is disingenuously inflammatory if not actually libelous. While employed by the city, I was impatient with the time taken to study the site, and the excruciating level of detail involved. Older now, I am glad it was done that way. To then have a group stand up and say that it wasn’t even done just, well, bog-

gles me. The regional district had the studies done by independent, qualified environmental and engineering professionals, who trained for and entered their chosen professions because of their concern for the environment, and whose livelihoods would be risked by violating their professional ethics. Further to this, the process was meticulously overseen by the excellent professionals in the environment ministry. We would all do well to listen to their carefully reasoned conclusions, and regional district official Roger Tooms’ excellent synopsis. This, after all, is why we paid for it. The wild voices in our heads have never served us well. The synopsis from regional district official Roger Tooms, as well as a letter from Diana Penner, can be viewed at http:// w w w. t e r r a c e s t a n d a r d . c o m / news/187588151.html Brad North has worked in the Terrace area all his adult life. Recently retired, he is now a happily unemployed local musician.


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Terrace Standard


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Mail Bag New fish reg wrong Dear Sir: First I would like to thank all of the businesses in and around Terrace who allowed me to put my petitions against the new fishing regulation, Proposal 808, where people could access them and contribute their displeasure by adding a signature to the list. Next I would like to thank each and every one of the more than 820 people who have shown their support in what I believe is a just cause. All these signatures have been sent to the fisheries department (Mark Beere) in the Smithers office of the Ministry of Environment. Most people that I’ve spoken with were very upset, not only by the proposal itself but by the sneaky way that the DFO

and others involved have tried to make sure that the new regulation was in place before the public was ever informed about it. They admit that they don’t know what the trout/ char stocks are in most rivers and streams in Region 6. To my knowledge they’re basing this proposal on the word of a select few who seem to know far more than any of the rest of us about what’s the right way to do things. There are those who will tell you that catch and release does not harm the fish. Well, in the years when I was allowed to harvest “one” steelhead, I fished in the Kalum river in the winter, and on at least three occasions found dead steelhead with flies in their mouths and oth-

ers that looked like they should have been healthy fish. I can’t imagine what happened to them. An act of God perhaps made them too weak to make to the spawning grounds. Maybe some of the people who think that catch and release is the only way to increase fish stocks should eat a few fish. After all, it is considered to be brain food. They may think twice before walking all over the spawning beds in chest waders all day for the sheer pleasure of tiring a fish out and releasing it so that the next person can catch the same fish up or downstream from them, whichever way the fish has the strength to swim. Mike Scott, Terrace B.C.

Thank-you Bob Erb Dear Sir: This is a letter to thank my friend Bob Erb for all he has done for the community hall in Rosswood. He had the electrical system upgraded which cost $20,000, had shelves built in the basement, bought a popcorn machine for fundraising and had a beautiful counter built so that we have somewhere permanent to put our coffee machine, and extra storage and sound

system. Thank you also to the crew that he hired to get these upgrades done to our hall in time for our annual Christmas party – electrician Shane Palahicky, carpenter Dillon Quinn and Gary. I have heard it said that winning a lot of money can change a person. It hasn’t changed Bob. It made him more of what he has always been. A kind and giving man who had many vi-

sions of what he would do and who he would help if only he had the money to do it. Now he has the money and he is helping people and organizations all across Canada, myself included. Bob’s generosity has inspired generosity in others and has made Terrace and Rosswood a better place to live. Thank you, Bob. You’re a good man. Nora Thompson, Rosswood, B.C.

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Is winter done yet? Governors around New England are already talking about rebuilding [from Hurricane Sandy] with this new climate in mind. But I think the east coast in the future will

get a light dusting, perhaps only two feet. But we, back here in the northwestern portion of B.C. will get heavy snowfalls again – back to the days when we walked waist deep


City OK’s development permits COUNCIL APPROVED two development permits, one for a new building and another for a new business, at its February 12 council meeting. The first came from Rudon Hydraulics Ltd for development of a new light industrial building and access, parking and landscaping at 5035 Keith Ave., which is west of Kenney on the south side of Keith Ave. The land is currently vacant and the proposal meets the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw and all items for

the permit have been submitted, the city’s director of development services David Block told council. A Road Reserve Registration for future widening of a portion of Pohle Ave. is required as a condition of the permit, which also includes a variance to allow installation of a sign. The city requires a security deposit from Rudon of $24,900 as a condition of the permit and construction must begin within 12 months of the permit date

and be completed within two years. The second permit refers to a project well over $1 million, Block told council. Lindsay Enterprises Ltd is looking to build a light industrial building with two bays for a truck wash and an auto detailing business to service semi-trailer units and RVs. The development would also have a sani-dump and potable water refilling station. The lot is just across from Northwest Fuels, Block said.

Hired Equipment Registration Skeena District

The Skeena District of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is creating its list of registered Equipment for Hire in the Skeena Service Area for the fiscal year 2013/2014, which begins April 1, 2013. All individuals or companies registered this past year through the District Office in Terrace will have received invitations to re-register their equipment for the coming fiscal year by mail. If you have new equipment to be added to your profile, you can register online or contact the District Office at the address listed below. Any individuals or companies who were not registered in 2012, but wish to have their equipment listed, are hereby invited to contact the District Office, either in person or by phone, to obtain the appropriate registration forms. Note that while you do not need to have Commercial (Comprehensive) General Liability Insurance, or up-to-date WorkSafeBC coverage to register, you will have to meet these requirements prior to working on any ministry projects. All owners of dump trucks or belly dump trucks must provide a current weigh scale slip to the District Office which will be used to calculate hourly rates. Only owned or lease-to-own equipment is eligible for registration. Equipment can only be registered in one area in any given year. Seniority is not transferable from area to area. The deadline for new registrations is 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Late registrations will be accepted, but may appear at the bottom of the open list. Note that there is no charge for registering new equipment or for changing or removing equipment information already listed.

Register through the Skeena District Office at: 4825 Keith Avenue, Terrace, B.C. You can also phone 250 638-6440 or send a fax to 250 638-6414 to have the forms mailed, e-mailed or faxed to you, or register on-line at

in snow. Don’t hold the garage sales for your snow blowers or shovels just yet; it’s bound to happen, eh? Brian Gregg, Terrace, B.C.

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“2013 will be the 100th anniversary of the Kitselas Leaders journey to Ottawa to lobby Prime Minister Robert Borden, for the return of our lands and to allow us to again, govern ourselves. On the 20th of February we will decide to finish the journey. It is now in our hands to reclaim our homelands to once again govern ourselves, to create for our children and grandchildren, and for those yet to be born, a new beginning...” -Mel Bevan 2013 Based on the AIP dated September 10th 2012, do you agree to give the treaty negotiating team authority to negotiate a Final Agreement with Canada and British Columbia? YES


On February 20th 2013, the Kitselas membership will be asked to vote on our Agreement in Principle question. There have been various efforts made over the last six years to inform our membership on our negotiation progress. It is essential that all Kitselas members who reside outside of the Terrace area contact: Gina Beddome the Kitselas Electoral Officer at: 1.888.564.4841 A voting ballot can be mailed directly to you. If you are interested in obtaining information about the Kitselas Agreement in Principle, in general, please contact: Geneva Erickson -Treaty Clerk at: 1.855.635.8882

Lets stand together as the People of Gitselasu. Lets make our mark and carve our future.

Terrace Standard

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

To All Kitselas Members, As Chief Councillor I urge all of our voting age members to come out and vote on the Kitselas Treaty AIP process. Our treaty team has worked long and hard to bring us to this point of our history, it is now our responsibility to direct our next steps. The AIP is the framework for a final stage of negotiations. It sets out the principles agreed to by Kitselas, Canada and British Columbia for negotiating a Final Treaty Agreement – if we say yes! The AIP has identified benefits to Kitselas that will be expanded upon for the Final Treaty, including: • Ownership of lands – approximately 89,350 acres of land (36,158.7 hectares) as compared to 2,642 acres of existing Indian Reserve Lands owned by Canada; • The early transfer of approximately 618 acres of Crown Land upon community approval of the AIP while negotia tions continue; • We will own mineral and sub-surface resources within the treaty lands; • We will have a dedicated Water Reservation that will provide for domestic, industrial and agricultural purposes as well as separate provisions to address hydro-electric developments for Kitselas; • Kitselas will own the forests on our treaty lands. The AIP provides for further negotiations for long-term forest tenure licenses; • Fish is not yet included however the AIP does commit Canada and BC to address, and from our Kitselas perspective, to finalize requirements that are so fundamental and necessary to Kitselas. In the meantime, we continue to fish and harvest as we do now; • The AIP provides that Kitselas members will continue to hunt, to trap and gather as we do now. We will be able to play a direct role in stronger management of wildlife and natural resources, • The AIP assure that Kitselas will have the Right of Self-Government which includes a greatly enhanced law-making authority. • We will develop our own Constitution to ensure stability, authority and accountability. The Constitution will clearly state who Kitselas citizens are today and into the future; • Existing programs and services will continue along with funding that we are eligible for right now; • The AIP provides that Kitselas will receive a Capital Transfer from Canada and BC totaling $34.7million. • There will be other fiscal relations and provisions that address Resource Revenue Sharing, Economic Opportunities, Transition and Implementation funding as well as Taxation. There are other benefits and key areas of course, but I feel these capture the highlights. Our journey has been long, it has been difficult. And it is not yet over! Join us in directing our future, vote on February 20, 2013. Chief Councillor Judy Gerow

Kitselas Members-we’ve come this far... This is Our voice, Let’s own our land and protect our resources This is Our vote, We will continue to hunt, fish and harvest off of our land Lets do it for our grandparents, We will create economic benefits from the land Let’s Do it for our grandchildren, We will strengthen our community Let us finish what our ancestors started - take the next step in this treaty process. Let’s stand together as the People of Gitselasu. We will make our mark to carve our future!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013  Terrace Standard

Taxes too high, chamber tells city By Margaret Speirs

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chamber of Commerce first vice president Gordon Stamp-Vincent addresses a city council meeting on Feb. 12.

Jobs picture brightens up THE NORTHWEST B.C. employment picture continues to brighten slightly with 39,700 people working in January 2013, an increase over the 39,200 figure for December 2012. In all, 42,900 people in January considered themselves part of the labour force whether they were working or not, a rise from the 42,700 figure the month previous. The employment increase was sufficient to drop the jobless rate to 7.5 per cent in January compared to December 2012’s rate of 8.2 per cent and November 2012’s rate of 8.5 per cent. The number of unemployed dropped to 3,200, better than December 2012’s 3,500 figure and the 3,600 tally for November 2012. January’s jobless rate was enough to pull the northwest out of its traditional last place spot among regions in the province. That distinction now belongs to the Kootenays which had a jobless rate for January of 7.8 per cent. Across BC, employment fell by 16,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was 6.3 per cent, reports Statistics Canada. With this decline, employment in the province returned to a level similar to that of 12 months earlier. In percentage terms, the northwest’s January 2013 jobless rate of 7.5 per cent is better than the January 2012 figure of 11.6 per cent.

THE TERRACE and District Chamber of Commerce has urged city council to raise residential taxes and lower business taxes, citing tough times for businesses should their taxes rise. Gordon Stamp-Vincent, first vice-president of the chamber, proposed a task force to study the taxation issue, saying businesses in the city face operating in an uncompetitive environment. The business community said that business taxes for small businesses and small industry were too high, he added in addressing city council Feb. 12. Businesses here lose customers to big box stores, online shopping and other competition, he said. The premise of raising business taxes is that businesses generate revenue while residences do not; however, residences can have rentals in them or home-based businesses but they don’t have to pay the business-related costs of either of those. Businesses don’t want to pass off increased business costs to their customers and in the case of some businesses, prices are set by a head office elsewhere, so there’s no flexibility, said Stamp-Vincent. If prices do increase, often customers will shop elsewhere, further reducing the business’s ability to absorb tax increases, he said. In 2012, businesses pay four times what residences paid for their property value. “It’s more difficult to diversify the economy with non-competitive tax rates,” said StampVincent. Stamp-Vincent recommended that council set up six to eight representatives from business, light industry and major industry on a tax task force to study the issue and report back to council this fall. The results can be included in the 2014 city budget, he added. Councillor James

Cordeiro asked on average what percentage of their revenue were local businesses paying on taxes. Stamp-Vincent said it depended on the business. Cordeiro asked what the average would be and Stamp-Vincent said he didn’t know. If the burden of taxes is put on businesses, will that attract businesses to come to town or will people move to a cheaper tax jurisdiction, Stamp-Vincent asked. “And if you think it does not happen, look at the news, with eight Future Shops and seven Best Buy Stores being shut down. Little things can mean a lot for a business’s setup,” he said. Cordeiro asked if there was any evidence that those stores were closing due to property taxes; it’s believed they were closing because

technological items sell better on the internet and that both stores have a huge internet presence. “I’ll let retailers know you’d like businesses to move out of town,” said Stamp-Vincent. “I don’t think there’s evidence they’re closing because of property taxes,” said Cordeiro adding he believed it was because a retail location was not the best way for those stores to sell their products. “You don’t think taxes have a part in that?” Stamp-Vincent said. Councillor Marylin Davies wondered if consumers would buy out of town or buy online if residential taxes were increased so that business taxes could be decreased. Davies said she talked to businesses and that was their point of view.

“If you put residential taxes up, do they take their money out of town?” she asked. That would be something for the task force to find out, said StampVincent. “I think putting residential taxes up does not help businesses any. Businesses suffer because residents go out of town [to shop],” Davies added. Maatje Stamp-Vincent, the regional manager for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, got up to speak as part of the delegation on the business tax issue. “Do you believe keeping the tax rate for residents consistent from 2005, or fairly close to it, is a reasonable way to go when property values have doubled in that time period and business property values have not gone up in that time

period?” she said. “I trust that is a rhetorical question,” responded acting mayor Bruce Bidgood. “Yes it is. So who needs to bear the burden for providing goods and services? Is it residential or is it businesses? Or should it be 50/50 and if so, why?” StampVincent asked. Bidgood said he didn’t think a task force would work because it would be impossible to get a consensus. “You know we deal with a variety of demands on a meagre tax base. We have to make those decisions. When it comes to taxes, there are only a few tax classes. If residential goes up, then business could go down. Conversely I expect you will not get a consensus in Terrace that residents should pay more because businesses should pay less,” said Bidgood.

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Trent Heppner Senior Account Manager Commercial Financial Services

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It is a volunteer organization of business and professional people who have joined for a purpose—to promote the civic, commercial and industrial progress of the community. Established in 1927, the Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce is a vehicle for businesses (large and small) and professionals to progress together. The united voice of our members, expressed through the Chamber, has a positive impact on any issues facing businesses or our community at large. It has been, and will continue to be, a major factor in promoting (and enhancing) the social and economical climate in which we all live and work. The Chamber’s regional, provincial and national affiliations make it possible for us to voice our concerns to decision-makers everywhere; to monitor existing and pending legislation at the provincial and federal levels; and to act on behalf of business to ensure the development and continuation of the free enterprise system. As your local business representative, we are a member of the country’s LARGEST BUSI- NESS NETWORK with access to 23,000 members provincially and 170,000 members nationally. A strong business community is an essential component of the health and welfare of our city, region, province and country. The Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce is THE uni-


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fied voice of business in our community. The Chamber has an excellent working relationship with various government officials (city, regional district, provincial and federal), neighboring Chambers and other business associations. Through the efforts of the Board of Directors, we assist in the maintenance and development of the social and economic standards that Terrace residents have come to expect and enjoy. Looking to the future, the Chamber is dedicated to aggressively promoting activities that will provide the Terrace area and its business community with continued growth and prosperity. The Chamber accomplished all of this through the combined efforts of its members — people like you!

OUR MISSION STATEMENT— To be the “Voice of Business” in Terrace and District and to create the best environment in which to conduct business! Proud member of the Chamber of Commerce since 1987

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Leadership, community and partnership, these are the three elements that define a chamber of Commerce. Chamber contributions are a tangible part of the municipalities and regions they represent. Advocacy is some of our most important work, raising issues with the Local, Provincial and Federal Governments on your behalf. We provide benefits, services and programs to our members, supporting businesses and helping them succeed! The network of Chambers across BC and Canada gives your issues a voice beyond the local level, providing input to public policy.


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Welcome to Chamber Week! On behalf of the Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce we are pleased to have this opportunity to provide an annual update to our membership and community. In April of 2012 at our Annual AGM we selected our new board and I’m pleased to introduce the following volunteers to our board,

Janice Paulitschke, President Val Gauvin, Treasurer Gordon Stamp-Vincent, 1st Vice President Coleen Taylor, Past President Leydi Noble, 2nd Vice President Randi Beatty, Director Steve Dotto, Director Rod Hayward, Director Dave Merritt, Director Loralie Thomson Janine Wilson, Director We continue to host monthly luncheons so that members have the opportunity to network and learn firsthand about the upcoming events and opportunities. We also welcome non-members to join us for a chance to see more about what the Chamber is all about, so please feel free to bring a guest! Our Policy Committee is active & works to put forth proposed policy requests for Provincial changes that affect all of us. Other committees that are actively working throughout the year are our local governance, membership and succession planning. We had our always successful Business Excellence Awards in November & this year was no exception with over 15 awards being announced in categories ranging from Community Booster to Volunteer of the Year & this event continues to be considered ‘the must attend’ event of the year with a sold out attendance. Plans are underway for our 20th Business Expo to take place April 19, 20, & 21, 2013 at the Terrace Sportsplex, past and new exhibitors are already contacting the Chamber Office to book their spaces - again we continue to increase exposure for our members even more this year than we did last year. The 2012 show was a sold out event, so plan to book early so not to be disappointed. Our membership package is full of cost saving and business development ideas and it is available to anyone interested in becoming a member of the Chamber. Please call Carol at the office 250-635-2063 for more information. We are currently accepting applications for new board members. If you or somebody you know might be interested, I would encourage you to put their name forth for consideration. We are looking to fill many business sectors in our 2013/2014 Board of Directors, including health, first nations, retail & the resource sector.

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Your Chamber of Commerce: Strengthening Business . . . Building Communities!

Malte Juergensen Senior Account Manager Commercial Financial Services

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On September 27th, 1927 the entrepreneurial spirit of Terrace started when a group of local merchants were granted Certification in the Canadian Board of Trade. Today, the Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to the same philosophy and enthusiasm as the founding directors generated over 85 years ago. Since 1927, the Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce has been the official voice of the broad spectrum of business in Terrace. The financial support for the organization is derived entirely from the contributions of our members & from our annual trade show & business excellence awards fundraisers. If you are thinking of becoming a member and would like to increase your business contacts, and you have lots of fun in a business setting, then read on. Our mission is: To be the “Voice of Business” in Terrace and District and to create the best environment in which to conduct business! Our strategic intentions are as follows: • Lobby on Behalf of Business • Create Value for Members • Influence Public Opinion. A membership with the Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce allows you an authoritative voice to the three levels of government on matters concerning industry and business. The Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce gives its members a series of opportunities to connect with other businesses. • Active participation will give you access to many business events that will let you network with the many business people in the community. • Events range from; business presentations, guest speaker luncheons, and Business after Hours networking socials. • Email Blasts to members • Chamber hosts its annual Business Expo in April • Business Excellence Awards • Small Business Week • Access to the National Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan with huge insurance savings for Chamber members: health insurance, home insurance plans, life, dental and disability. • Save enormous amounts of money through our Merchant Services Program. • Savings on gasoline prices. • Opportunities for assistance on your Payroll • Committee participation is another great way to network and become actively involved with Terrace’s leading business and advocacy group. It allows you to contribute to the development of Chamber policy on issues of vital interest to businesses which promotes healthy economic development in the community. For over 85 years the Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce has been the active voice of business in the community. Our ongoing lobbying efforts are directed toward all levels of government on both current issues and future development opportunities. We represent businesses both large and small, as well as non-profit organizations and home based businesses. We’re united in our common goal of improving the business climate and providing tangible benefits for our members. The Chamber provides an opportunity for those people who create local jobs and drive the local economy to work with government and the public to build a better community. The Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce works closely with the municipal and regional governments. The BC Chamber acts as an umbrella organization to lobby the provincial government on issues of mutual concern to all chambers, and the Canadian Chamber serves a similar role at a national level. The chamber speaks for the business community at public hearings, to the media and behind closed doors. The Chamber is “your voice of business.” Why join the Chamber… seems clear now that there are far more reasons to join a chamber than there are not to. In the long run however, whether you join to have an impact in your community, or to gain more direct benefits, it seems that belonging to the Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce is simply good business.

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Lure of local angling catches up with US man By Anna Killen An American caught pretending to be a B.C. resident while fishing for steelhead in the Skeena region has been barred from fishing in the province and heavily fined after pleading guilty to three counts of making false statements to obtain B.C. resident angling licences. Charles Gentry, a U.S. citizen, was convicted Jan. 22 and ordered to pay $4,375 in fines. He is also prohibited from applying for any B.C. angling licences and angling anywhere in the province for two years. The Northwest Conservation Service Office began investigating Gentry last year after being tipped off from the public that he was purporting to be a B.C. resident while fishing in the Skeena during the summer and fall months. “We had a member of the public contact our dispatch. They said he was an American and they suspected he'd been fishing as a B.C. resident because of how often he was going out. So we looked into it and confirmed all of that stuff,” said north coast zone conservation officer Gareth Scrivner, noting that Gentry had been faking residency for nearly half a decade to avoid paying for expensive non-resident angling fees. Non-residents need to pay between $20 and $40 a day to fish steelhead here, depending on the classification of the river, but residents only have to pay $15 for

the whole year. “He was just abusing the resource here, taking a resource like he's a local person, but for an American it's pretty much impossible to be a resident,” said Scrivner, noting that Gentry had been fishing almost daily in the months that

and do that.” And since the licencing system moved online a few years ago, it's even easier for people to claim residency. “Instead of going to a tackle store and buying your licence you can buy it online on a government side,” he said. “So it makes it a little bit easier for guys to claim that they're a B.C. resident because they're not having to lie to folks face-to-face.” To tackle this abuse, conservation officers are more diligent when checking licences out on the river. “We don't want to treat everyone like they've done something wrong,” he said. “But if we have a suspicion that someone might not necessarily be from B.C. then we might ask a few more questions.” Scrivner says he's seen about three cases himself this year of false residency claims, and dealt with those instances through tick-

“He was just abusing the resource here, taking a resource like he’s a local person.” he was in Terrace. “He's a big time fisherman. Sometimes it’s hard to realize just how passionate some fishermen are. He pretty much moved to the area just for fishing. He had some money, kind of took an early retirement, moved to the area for part of the year just to fish, and then would go back to the states when the weather started getting pretty rough and so would stay down there and then come back up to go fishing again.” Cases of non-residents claiming to be B.C. residents are a problem in this area because of the incredible fishing opportunities, said Scrivner. “Local people have great access to the resource, and it's a worldclass resource,” he said. “I lived in the U.K. before moving here, in a similar field, and my associates and friends would just love to be able to fish here and it’s just not affordable or possible for a lot of those folks to come here

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Mayor and councillor receive Jubilee medals TERRACE Mayor Dave Pernarowski and city councillor Brian Downie have been added to the list of local people receiving the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals for their contributions to the community. Pernarowksi’s comes from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the national organization of local governments, and Downie’s from the provincial government. The federation “chose you to receive this distinction for your exemplary efforts to make your community a great place to live. It recognizes the important role municipalities – and their elected leaders – play in ensuring our prosperity and high quality of life,” read a letter sent to Pernarowski by federation president Karen Leibovici, a councillor with the City of Edmonton. Premier Christy Clark called Downie and other provincial recipients “pillars of the community.” “We find their lead-

ership inspirational, and this medal is a symbol of our gratitude,” she said. Pernarowski was elected to council as a councillor in a 2007 byelection, becoming mayor in the 2008 full council election. He was re-elected in 2011. A retired provincial forest service official, Downie has served on council since 2005. He’s also an active participant in a number of community groups, including acting as the city’s liaison to the Riverboat Days Society. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne. Governments across the country as well as a variety of organizations received an allotment of medals to present to those most deserving. Approximately 60,000 medals will be presented. The provincial government is presenting approximately 760 medals.

Bob Erb gets a nod LOCAL LOTTERY millionaire Bob Erb was recognized by Skeena NDP MLA Robin Austin in the provincial legislature Feb. 14 for donating portions of his win to local and other causes. “He determined almost immediately that he didn’t need $25 million and that it had to be shared not just with family and friends but with the whole community of Terrace, his home for over 40 years,” said Austin of Erb during the portion of the legislature’s afternoon session reserved for member statements. Austin listed some of Erb’s donations to groups such as the seniors’ Happy Gang Centre, the Ksan House, Choices (which operates group homes for adults) and the soup kitchen operated by an arm of the Terrace and District Community Services Society. He’s also bought a number of vehicles for friends and others. Austin also mentioned Erb’s financial backing of a campaign to legalize personal marijuana possession. In B.C. that’s taken the form of Sensible BC, a group which wants the issue to go to a referendum. If passed, the referendum would have the provincial government, through legislation, redirect the RCMP and municipal police forces from taking any action, including searches, seizures, citations or arrests, in cases of simple cannabis possession by adults. “This cause is dear to his heart,” said Austin of Erb. “Bob’s generosity will leave a lasting legacy for the people of Terrace, and I’d like members of this House to join me in thanking him for all he has done,” said Austin.

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reflects feedback from the Nisga’a Nation and First Nations, the project’s Working Group, and input provided by members of local communities who’ve taken the time to attend events, meetings, community summits and career fairs to learn more about the project. Like many major industrial developments, the KSM Project requires a joint provincial and federal EA. This means the BC Environmental Assessment Office and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency will review the KSM EA Application and make recommendations to their respective minsters about whether or not to issue an EA Certificate for the project. Provincial and federal regulators, Aboriginal groups and the general public participate in the review too. Seabridge will also be involved, presenting information about aspects of the project and being available to answer questions from reviewers.

Resource development drives the BC and Canadian economies, and the proposed KSM Project – with its 52-year mine life, potential multi-generation The review process will take employment for thousands, time. The proposed KSM Proand huge economic impacts at ject is large, and the detailed, community, regional, provincial 25,000-page application reflects and federal levels – represents Seabridge’s commitment to rean important opportunity for sponsible development. many. And, while today every“Years of hard work, expertise one seems to have an opinion and resources have gone into on the development of Canadvancing the project to where Taking people to see the proposed site was an important part of ada’s natural resources, it’s gathering feedback on the KSM Project’s design. it is today and we are very proud important to remember that the of the work done by our personenvironmental review process nel and our first-class team of consultants,” continues ensures development does not come at any cost. Fronk. “Thanks are also due to the KSM Working Group “If you look back over time, in Canada, carefully designed projects are given the go-ahead to proceed,” says Rudi Fronk, Seabridge Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Not only because they are technically and scientifically feasible, but because they are environmentally sound and socially responsible. This is the only way resource development can take place today.”

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Province vows to set up gas fund By Tom Fletcher VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark kicked off the pre-election legislature session Feb. 12 with a pledge to establish an Alberta-style resource fund from natural gas exports. The main purpose of the “British Columbia Prosperity Fund” will be to pay down debt, starting in 2017 should the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities as currently planned begin to ship the product for export to Asian markets. The fund will be financed by a tax on LNG exports, as well as gas producers’ corporate taxes and traditional natural gas royalty revenues. The B.C. Prosperity Fund is patterned after Alberta’s Heritage Fund, set up in 1976 as a legacy for Alberta’s oil and gas revenues. The B.C. fund would receive an estimated $100 billion from LNG revenues over 30 years, based on an assumption of five LNG production

facilities exporting gas from the Kitimat-Prince Rupert region. The plan was presented in the throne speech delivered Feb. 12 by Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon, to open a four-week legislature session leading up to the May 14 provincial election. The key task for the B.C. Liberal government in that session is to pass legislation returning the provincial sales tax to B.C. effective April 1, and the speech hinted at relieving that tax as one use for the planned new fund. “Whether it is eliminating the provincial sales tax, or making long-term investments in areas like education or vital infrastructure that strengthen communities – these are the kinds of opportunities the B.C. Prosperity Fund can provide,” the throne speech said. NDP leader Adrian Dix said the government’s focus on LNG development is at odds with its heavily advertised jobs plan, with lit-

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eight years is that we’ve needed to have that trades training, and now the projects are here and a lot of young people don’t have the skills that they should have been given,” he said. “When this government came into power, the completion rate for trades training was 80 per cent. Right now it’s 35 per cent. Something has really gone wrong with how we deliver trades training over the last 10 years.” The NDP would work to put support services back in, he said. “There used to be counsellors who helped apprentices to overcome difficulties as they were going through the trades program,” he said. “Well, the government of the day thought that was too expensive, industry didn’t want to pay for it, so they cut them all out. Consequently we’ve got very low retention and low accomplishment rates in trades training.” The Liberal government is also late on K-12 education issues, said Austin, who is the NDP’s education critic. “The same premier who brought in Bills 27 and 28, who started this fight against the teachers, she now has the gall to suggest at the end of her term, ‘we need to have a better relationship with teachers for the sake of the children’. Well, I’m sorry, she created most of this animosity,” he said, addressing the government’s January proposal to enter into a 10-year deal with teachers.

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THIS IS WestJet’s Bombardier Q400 that will serve smaller communities.

Terrace service still on WestJet’s radar screen By ANNA KILLEN ANY HOPES of Terrace being at the top of WestJet's new destination list were quashed last week with the announcement that Fort St. John and Nanaimo would be the first cities to take part in the airline's new Encore service to and from smaller communities in B.C. But WestJet wants to make it clear that these are just the first of many announcements to come, and they expect to announce at least one more destination by the year's end. “We haven't decided when that will be, or how many communities will be on that list, but we certainly know that we will be adding additional communities in the years to come,” said WestJet spokesperson Robert Palmer. “What’s important for everyone to remember is that this is the first two of a very long list of communities that will receive WestJet service. “We're looking at communities like Terrace and other communities across Canada who did come to Calgary in June and let us know in no uncertain terms that they were very interested in receiving our service,” he said. “Now it's just a matter of taking additional aircraft to allow us to serve more communities.” Right now, WestJet operates using 737s, planes too large to service most smaller communities and be economically viable. But the regional destinations will be serviced using new, smaller Q400s, that seat 78 people. Twenty planes are on order right now, with the first two to be delivered in June and a third in August. And there are options for another 25, which means the fleet could grow to 45 over the next five or six years. But until those planes are delivered, they can't have any more destinations. “That just takes time, you can't speed them up, you can't go to Bombardier or Boeing or any of the other aircraft manufacturers,” said Palmer. “They don't have a lot – it's not like buying a car where you can drive it home the same day – you have to order these things in advance and they come down the assembly line, so you take delivery of them when they're ready.” It also takes time to decide on new service areas – the community's population, outlying trading area, the health and the nature of the local economy, the infrastructure, the prior history of other aircraft carriers in the market, the breakdown of leisure and business travellers, all of these factors are considered. “In the case of Fort St. John, there’s a very strong business market going back and forth there with respect to the oil and gas industry, but there’s also a tourism industry. In the case of Nanaimo, Nanaimo has a very strong connection between central Vancouver Island and Alberta. There’s a very large migrant worker population and there’s also a large leisure population that goes back and forth too,” he

said. And for the cities that do make the destination list, it means a modest amount of jobs, too. “Not huge numbers,” said Palmer. “Obviously if you're only doing one or two flights a day, it's roughly half a dozen [jobs]... that would likely be the impact if we did serve a place like Terrace – and I'm not saying we are or we aren't, because that's yet to be decided.” Earlier this month, it was announced that the Terrace Airport Society had entered into a nondisclosure agreement with WestJet in December. Palmer says this is standard procedure and there are many communities under the same agreement.

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Characters take over REM Lee stage A DEAD body, seniors looking for fun, a girl with a rampant imagination and men with giant letters – some of the characters in this year’s plays at the Northwest Zone Drama Festival, hosted here by Caledonia Secondary starting tomorrow and running through Saturday. Adjudicator Steve Keitzmann will give his opinion on each of the nine plays, one of which has the chance to go to Vancouver for the provincial drama festival. He will spend 70 minutes critiquing and working with each cast the day after their performances. Joining Terrace on the stage with two plays are Smithers and Prince Rupert while Houston, Hazelton and Kitimat stage one play each. Caledonia offers up A Man of Letters, a two character play where the letters they’re putting up on a building become the third character; and A Mother In My Head, where the characters go about their lives never far from their mothers’ advice. Houston drama students offer up The Great Nursing Home Escape, in which the charac-

ters’ plans don’t go quite as expected. Hazelton presents Magic Fairy in the Microwave, where a young girl uses her imagination to create herself a new life. Prince Rupert’s Mr. Winkler’s Birthday Party shows the comedy and drama of what happens when people don’t listen to each other or pay attention. The Chair Play, one of two plays put on by Smithers drama students, addresses societal questions of whether the “haves” owe anything to the “have nots,” ownership and entitlement through the use of chairs as an analogy. Members of the public are invited to come watch the plays during the three days of the festival. Terrace last hosted the festival in 2009. The locations change from year to year; last year Cal students travelled to Smithers to take part in it. The annual Northwest Zone Drama Festival takes place at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre Feb. 21 to 23. For more details, see City Scene on page 25.

Food bank numbers continue slide TERRACE CHURCHES Food Bank noted another drop in client numbers to the lowest in six months. “These were the lowest numbers we’ve had in the last six months and we are now through the biggest part of the winter,” said food bank president John Wiebenga. A couple of big shipments came from Food Bank BC in Vancouver, of which the Terrace Churches Food Bank is a member, he added. The shipments contained  enough toothpaste for every client for the next couple of months and  also brought cereal and juice, said Wiebenga.  “We also had a book drive put on by Northern Savings to donate to the food bank and we received many boxes full of good reads including children’s books for our little book shelf corner to which clients help themselves,” he said. Once again, help was plentiful during the week with a number of new helpers, he added. New volunteers are really appreciated as they  help lighten the load for the regular volunteers. “We continue to thank this community for their ongoing generosity, not only with food and financial support,  but hours and hours of  volunteer help,” said Wiebenga.


GREGORY VAN Horne and Alek Hayward star in Caledonia’s production of Man of Letters, one of the performances at the Northwest Zone Drama Festival.

First family day event exceeds organizers’ best expectations THE FIRST BC Family Day activities at the Sportsplex were so successful at one point there were too many people in the pool. “The pool was at capacity – 286 – for the entire three hours so as two would leave, two more were coming in and we had to turn lots of people away,” said leisure services director Carmen Didier. “We had exceeded anything we thought about how it was going to be received. I’ve worked here five years and I’ve never seen the pool at capacity like it was that day and a lineup out the door.” At one point, 75 people were skating for free and that number of people were on the ice for the three hours of the event, making for about 400 total. The other rink provided ice time for various groups.

More than 500 people made arts and crafts upstairs, said Didier. “They stopped counting about an hour and 15 minutes before it ended, they were just so busy and the pool had well over 480 people sign in,” said Didier. “I think it was probably well over 500 people in attendance.” The event, put on by the city and the Terrace and District Arts Council could include more activities next year. Those activities haven’t been sorted out yet but Didier says if they’d known the weather was going to be so nice for this first family day, they maybe would’ve done a family walk or geocaching. Admission was an item for the food bank and the city collected about eight or nine boxes of food items, said Didier.


KAREN CHRYSLER, left, and Judy Chrysler pack up food donations for the Terrace Churches Food Bank, the price of admission to the Terrace and District Arts Council Family Day arts event held Feb. 11 in the banquet room at the sportsplex. About $4,000 from a ministry of sports and cultural development grant paid for the six

lifeguards, as it was a staff holiday, some went to TDAC and some to pay for food and pro-

moting the event. Free t-shirts and other free items were given out too.



Wednesday, February 20, 2013 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

COMMUNITY EVENTS FEBRUARY 20 – Skeena Valley Fall Fair meeting takes place at 7 p.m. at the Skeena Diversity Office. Everyone is invited to join a great group in the early stages of planning this year’s fair, which will be “Celebrating Local.” Come on out and see what ideas are being entertained and how to be part of this fun event. FEBRUARY 20 – Kitselas Treaty AIP approval vote from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kitselas Hall and Gitaus administration building (1561 Kulspai Cres.). All Kitselas First Nation members age 18 and older as of the vote are eligible to cast a ballot. If you would like to be provided with a mail-in ballot package, call the electoral officer at 1-888-564-4841. FEBRUARY 22-23 – Hobiyee 2013: celebrate the Nisga’a New Year at Ts’oohl Ts’ap Memorial Centre in Gitwinksihlkw starting at 9 p.m. Friday until 9 p.m. Saturday. For more details, call Alvin Azak 250-633-2294 or Ron Nyce 250-633-2965.

Traditional tea and dessert will be served in style. For more details, email debbie.letawski@ or call 638-8887.

PSAS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR the spring session of the Northwest Therapeutic Equestrian Association (NWTEA). Do you love working with children and horses? We need you. Only a few hours each week (Tuesday and/or Thursdays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Training available. Check out the website or call Lynne 635-7474 or Judy 635-5539. NORTHERN ANIMAL RESCUE Alliance (NARA) needs pet carriers for transporting rescued cats, kittens, dogs, puppies to and from vet appointments or on flights to find their “furever” homes down south. For more details, or for questions, email northernanimalrescue@ or find Northern Animal Rescue Alliance on Facebook.

charge. PARK CENTRE OFFERS a variety of parenting education and support programs including Infant Massage, Nobody’s Perfect, So You Have the Blues (PPD/PPND Support), Parenting Plus!, Fathers Group, Building Healthier Babies, and Building Blocks. Stop in or phone for more information: 4465 Park Ave, 635-1830, or on Facebook (Programs of the TCDC). THE HOMELESS OUTREACH Program and the Living Room Project provide services at the Old Carpenters Hall on the corner of Davis Ave. and Sparks St. Open Mon. to Thurs. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fri. until 2 p.m. ROYAL PURPLE WELCOMES new members. For more details, call Alison 635-6673. 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.

FEBRUARY 23 – Seniors Games Zone 10 meeting is at 1 p.m. at the Happy Gang Centre. All seniors 55 and older are welcome. Zone 10 includes Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert, the Nass Valley and Haida Gwaii.

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS! Terrace and District Arts Council is preparing for its second Summer Arts Festival from June 28 to July 7 and is looking for bands to play in the George Little Park and buskers for the downtown area. If you are interested, please email info@ or call 635-4694 for more details.

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.

SENIORS TAI CHI at the Happy Gang Centre on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 8:45 to 9:45. Chase away the winter while building your strength, balance and coordination. Dropin fee. All are welcome. Call Rita 635-0144 or Wendy 635-3847 for more info.

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, call Alanna at Healthy Terrace, 615-5533.

FEBRUARY 25 – Terrace Community Garden meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the library. Learn the thrifty approach to growing your own seedlings. Bring leftover seeds to exchange. For more details, call Barb at 635-1758.

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.

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.

MARCH 3 – Carnival D’Hiver – Cabane a Sucre is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Onion Lake Cross-Country Ski Trails. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of cross-country skiing, snow sculpturing, sledding, snowshoe obstacle course with French music, food and Tire D’Erables – Maple Taffy! Free for CPF members, there is a small charge per family. For more details, contact Terrace and Kitimat Parents for French 635-0079 or cpfterrace@ MARCH 9 – George Little House Founder’s Day Heritage Tea and Fashion show goes from 2 p.m.  – 5  p.m. at the arena banquet room. There is a cost to take part to cover the costs of the tea and show. This year’s founder’s tea and fashion show will be celebrating Terrace’s trapping industry with vintage and pioneer furs being modelled, displays and guests speakers.

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 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. HAS YOUR LIFE been affected by someone else’s drinking? Al-Anon can help. Meetings are Sundays at 8 p.m. on the second floor of the Almarlin building at 3219 Eby St. For more information, call 250-635-8181. TERRACE BIRTHRIGHT SOCIETY has closed its pregnancy crisis office. The hot line 1-800-550-4900 will remain available free of

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.

KERMODEI OPTIMIST CLUB of Terrace meets on the 10th, 20th and 30th of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Cafenara. For more details, call Dallis at 635-5352 or 631-7766. HEALING TOUCH COMMUNITY Clinics continue to be offered. Call Julie for more details 635-0743. Donations accepted. 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 635-0998 or Sandy 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 635-4294 or Heather 635-3780.

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FEBRUARY 21 - 24 2013


Thursday February 21 - 3 short plays ~ first curtain at 7:30 Friday February 22 -3 or 4 short plays ~ first curtain at 7:30 Saturday February 23 - 3 or 4 short plays ~ first curtain at 7:30 Sunday February 24 - Awards presentation time TBA

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


“innovative jazz arrangements, genre-hopping covers and eclectic originals”Tickets available at George Little House (250-638-8887) $25.00 - Adult / $20.00 - Seniors (65+) Students (13 - 25 if full time) / $10.00 -Child (7-12 years)

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MARCH 10, 2013

SCHOOL BAND TELETHON WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE SOUL PROFESSORS Admission by donation to the Skeena and Caledonia Band program


Look Who’s Dropped In! Baby’s Name: Jade Prince Ryan Wells Date & Time of Birth: January 25, 2013 at 7:33 a.m. Weight: 8 lbs. 13 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Phyllis Wells & Justin Squires

Baby’s Name: Dantae James Giam -Lee Date & Time of Birth: February 8, 2013 at 12:53 p.m. Weight: 7 lbs. 14 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Jade Giam & Garth Lee

Baby’s Name: Eden Lily Wiebe Date & Time of Birth: January 30, 2013 at 10:46 a.m. Weight: 8 lbs. 3 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Keana & Brandon Wiebe

“New sister for Layla”

Baby’s Name: Sydney Violet Rayne McClusky Date & Time of Birth: February 11, 2013 at 3:30 a.m. Weight: 8 lbs. 51/2 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Miriam Bright & Thomas McClusky

Baby’s Name: Jeriah Riley Eric Charles Stevens Date & Time of Birth: February 7, 2013 at 2:24 p.m. Weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Melissa Stevens

Baby’s Name: Louie Sanford Rodney Gage Louie IV Date & Time of Birth: February 11, 2013 at 8:52 p.m. Weight: 9 lbs. 3 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Leslie & Darren Louie

“New brother for Jared”

“New brother for Seth”

“New brother for Arielle”

“New brother for Lateasha, Oscar, Gavin, Sebastian, & Breseis”

Congratulates the parents on the new additions to their families.


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Local wins academic competition A FORMER resident placed first at the Jeux de Commerce with his teammates recently. Brandon Merritt, in his third year in accounting at the University of Northern BC (UNBC) in Prince George, was one of more than 600 students from 12 business schools competing in one of 10 academic disciplines. The three-day event showcases academics, athletics, debate and an out-of-the-box social competition and gets the best business students together. Participants compete in all facets of business and develop networking, critical thinking and leadership skills. The academic competitions include accounting, marketing, human resources, international business and business strategy. Participants are given an academic case and they spend three hours coming up with a solution for presentation. The team then has 20 minutes to present its solution to the judges. This year’s competition featured the first Entrepreneurship Pitch, where students created business ideas and presented them to real investors. Starting in 2010, JDC West became the only case competition that emphasizes a focus on strategy for non-profit organizations.

February 14, 15, 16, 22, 23 and March 1, 2, 8, 9 Skeena Valley Golf & Country Club in Thornhill




brandon merritt and his teammates Jessica Cave and Natasha Lukawitski, came first in western Canada at the Jeux De Commerce.


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. 7 p.m. Shuttle service if you need a ride. ■■ LEGION Branch 13: Meat draws are every Sat. afternoon, and the first draw is at 4:30 p.m. Steak Night is held on the first Friday of every month. ■■ GEORGE’S PUB: Free poker Sunday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Karaoke Sunday. Live weekend entertainment. Shuttle service if you need a ride. King Triple Bypass plays Feb. 22 and 23. ■■ mt. layton lounge: Open daily noon to 11 p.m. Free pool, darts and shuffleboard. The lounge is located at Mt. Layton Hotsprings just off Hwy37 between Terrace and Kitimat. ■■ beasleys mix: Karaoke is every Friday night and free pool is every Saturday. Beasleys Mix is located in the Best Western at 4553 Greig Avenue.


■■ the terrace art Gallery presents the Freda Diesing  School of Northwest Coast Art Student Exhibition until Feb. 23. ■■ Terrace Art Club meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Skeena Middle School Art Room. Park in the small lot off Walsh

St. It’s an open studio format with options to work on your own, view art videos or work on projects from the resource library. The club is free and all skill levels are welcome. For more information, call Joan at 638-0032 or Maureen at 635-7622.


■■ Terrace Little Theatre is back with its dinner theatre production, Sexy Laundry, at the Skeena Valley golf club. A side-splitting funny, tender comedy running Feb. 22, and 23 and March 1, 2, 8 and 9. Tickets at Uniglobe.

the R.E.M. Lee Theatre. Four men. Four microphones. No instruments. This fabulous foursome has been entertaining audiences worldwide for more than a decade with their innovative jazz arrangements, genre-hopping covers and eclectic originals. With an infectious energy and a good measure of jovial stage antics, this cool cat rat pack of musical misfits is guaranteed to leave you shouting out for more. ■■ terrace community band holds its Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. March 9 at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre.

harry puts on his dance moves in TLT’s dinner theatre Sexy Laundry.

■■ high school zone Drama Festival takes place Feb. 21 to 24 at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre. First curtain Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening is at 7:30 p.m. with three short plays each of those days. Awards presented Sunday.


■■ the terrace concert Society presents Cadence at 8 p.m. March 2 at

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■■ school band telethon with special guests the Soul Professors March 10 at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre. Admission by donation to the Skeena and Caledonia band programs.

Reading ■■ northwords creative writers present author Sheila Peters discussing her latest novel The Taste of Ashes at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 at the NWCC library. Register for this free event at the public library or at 635-6511 ext. 5259.


■■ unbc terrace Speaker Series presents “Skeena Salmon Habitat Monitoring Program,” presented by Greg Knox of SkeenaWild, from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 27 at the UNBC campus. Free. For more details, call Alma at 615-5578 or

Annual General Meeting at the Terrace Sportsplex Rick McDaniel Room,


Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Afterwards we will host an information session open to everyone who has an interest in tourism in the region. The focus of the evening is to provide insight into the current and future direction of tourism in Terrace and what it means for you and your business. If you have any questions please contact Tourism Manager Tyler Clarke via telephone (250) 635-4944 or email:


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It is with heavy hearts we say farewell to our Father, Grandfather and Friend. Many thanks to friends and family for all their support. Special Thanks to Dad’s curling rink crew, coffee friends as well as Dr. Wong, and the staff at Mills Memorial. Survived by children: Louise, Vicki, Danny, Rita, Albert, Tim & Theresa, stepchildren: John, Linda, Moyra, Claire, Susan & Patti & families. Predeceased by parents Andrew & Anna, brother Paul, sister Mary, wife Theresa, wife Molly, sons Gerald Patrick and John, stepson Terry. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Dr. REM Lee Foundations P.O. Box 1067 Terrace B.C. V8G 4V1.

Leonard John Kozier

“Why.... Ever since you went away The days go slowly by, And the hardest thing to cope with Is never knowing why.... That I don’t understand And maybe never will, Questions left unanswered Now your voice is still. To lose you was unbearable And time and time again, I’ve tried to look for reasons That no one can explain. Life and death hold mysteries But one thing is for sure, I loved you then, I love you now And will forevermore.....� Love Ev, Dustin and Jared xoxo

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Len passed away suddenly at home in Penticton on February 9, 2013 at the age of 75. Survived by Marion his loving wife of 42 years and children Julie (Steve), David (Louise), Carol (Jarrod) and 2 grandchildren. Also survived by Patricia Willis, mother of his children Brock (Lauri) and Jana (John); 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also leaving behind his brother Eugene (Joanne) and sister Gail (Ken) and several nieces and nephews. Born in Richmond, B.C. to Nicholas and Julia, Len was raised on a farm. He earned a Bachelor of Agriculture and then a Bachelor of Education at U.B.C. Len taught school in Richmond before following his dream to be a farmer. In 1970 Len and Marion were married and moved north to Terrace (Old Remo) on the banks of the Skeena River. Len worked tirelessly clearing heavily timbered land for pastures, built a cedar log home and barns and raised beef cattle and hay. With his family Len enjoyed cross country skiing on trails on his land and downhill skiing and snowboarding at Shames. He supported Terrace Minor Hockey and the 4-H Club. In 2006 Len and Marion moved to Penticton and planted an organic vineyard. Len’s appreciation of premier wines grew exponentially! He was an avid fan of the Penticton Vees hockey team and English Premier League soccer. He will be remembered for his positive, energetic personality and strong bear hugs. Len was proudly a “man of the soil� and will be deeply missed. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2:00 pm with a reception to follow at Penticton United Church. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation.


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Help Wanted AC Recycling (Terrace) Ltd./ Bold Salvage and Recycling Ltd. Labourers needed immediately. Applicants must be physically ďŹ t and reliable. Please bring resume in person to 2550 Queensway Dr. Terrace BC.

Calling all Nurses (RN,RPN,LPN) do you desire a career change and to own your own business? Now is your opportunity to be self-employed and part of Canada’s largest nurseowned home care organization. We are a BC Corporate company providing first class care to seniors and people with disabilities. Please email your expression of interest to: or call 1-877-998-3372 CARLTON Cards is looking for a part-time merchandiser for Terrace, BC. Hours are flexible and variable. Must have internet access. email resume to


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EXPERIENCED PARTS Person for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000 sq.ft. store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: Full time Live-in Position at local Motel. Duties include answering phones, checking-in guests & some light housekeeping. Seniors welcome to apply. Bring a resume to 3867 Hwy 16 East. 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. 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

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Are you interested in joining a dynamic team and becoming a key member of a growing forest management business? Forsite is looking for goal oriented candidates to fill positions based out of our Smithers office.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in home health care products. Experience is a strong asset but will train the ideal candidate.

• Senior Forest Technician – Applicants should have a diploma or degree in Forest Management and at least three years of operational experience in either timber development or silviculture.

Customer Service Advisor

Successful candidate will be: •Highly organized •Personable and customer service focused •Energetic and motivated to succeed •Able to demonstrate attention to detail We offer competitive wage and benefit package, and welcome your interest in a career with a progressive and dynamic Community Health Care Store. Apply directly to Julie Melia, fax resume to 250-6155152 or email to

• Forest Technicians (Silviculture and Timber) – Applicants should have a diploma or degree in Forest Management. Experience in the silviculture industry, or a relevant discipline would be considered an asset. Send resumes to or visit for full position postings and submission requirements.

We thank all applicants, however, only those to be selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Coast Mountains Board of Education is looking for qualified applicants for the following:

• Noon Hour Supervisor (Thornhill Elementary, Ecole Mountainview, Suwilaawks) • On-Call Noon Hour Supervisors (Terrace, Hazelton, Kitimat) • On-Call Special Services Assistants (Kitimat, Hazelton) For further information, please visit our website at: Select CUPE JOB POSTINGS from the QUICK LINKS menu, or call 250-638-4440. 3211 Kenney Street, Terrace, B.C. V8G 3E9 Tel. (250) 635-4931 or 1-855-635-4931 local 4440 . Fax (250) 638-4461 .

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Senior/Intermediate Environmental Monitor Cambria Gordon provides science, technical, environmental management and regulatory services to regional and national clients. Our work is of the highest calibre, and we pursue excellence in all of our services. We accomplish this through a collaborative and team focused approach, strong work ethics and continual learning. We are looking for a Qualified Environmental Professional for the position of Environmental Monitor. Project work is based in northwest BC, and may include assignments across Canada. The role of the Environmental Monitor is to: • Work within the project construction team to ensure fulfillment of environmental commitments and adherence to regulatory requirements. • Anticipate and mitigate potential environmental issues associated with various construction activities. • Train, mentor and supervise Junior Environmental Monitors during environmentally sensitive construction activities. You bring a combination of the following skills and abilities: • Post-secondary degree or diploma in environmental or biological sciences. • Field experience in environmental monitoring. Project management experience preferred. • Strong human resource and problem solving skills. • Clear and respectful communication and team skills. Please submit your resume and cover letter to: Cambria Gordon Ltd. E-Mail address: (PDF format please) Competition closes: March 5, 2013 We thank all individuals who express interest in this position, however only short listed applicants will be contacted.

Excellent pay • shared benefits • safety equipment • safety bonus dry bulk pneumatic hauling • shift work involved • B-train and mountain experience required Please send your resume to: Mark Davy, Fax: 403-265-8475 E-mail: Phone: 866-487-4622

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Chambermaid/Desk Clerk Position. will train Bring resume to 3867 Hwy 16 East. Full & Part Time Fishing Guides for Terrace Area. Experience preferred but will train. Boat & truck also an asset. Reply Box 318 Terrace Standard, 3210 Clinton St. Terrace,BC V8G 5R2 GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message for Information: 1800-972-0209.

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Western Canada’s premier takeout + delivery pizza franchise has new opportunities available in KITIMAT + TERRACE.

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This is Rosa. Rosa is one of our associates. She’s friendly to all of our customers, supports the efforts of all her team members, and moves through her day with integrity and respect. She’s fantastic in just about every way. Except for one thing: she is much too infatuated with opera music. This is Rosa. She is one of us.


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AIRPORT OPERATIONS SPECIALIST - SUMMER STUDENT* Reporting to the Airport Operations Supervisor, you will have • A good work ethic & be self-motivated. • Reliable transportation to work. • A proven ability to deal with the public. • Ability to operate light grounds maintenance equipment. • Experience with small power tools. • Painting experience. • Valid driver’s license. • Demonstrated ability to work independently or in a team environment. Resumes can be sent or dropped off at: Northwest Regional Airport, Terrace-Kitimat, Suite 103-4401 Bristol Rd, Terrace BC, V8G OE9 (Airport Managers Office)





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


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

Mount Layton Hotsprings currently taking applications for all divisions, Bartender/Server, Front Desk Clerk, Cook & Housekeeping. Fax resume to 250-798-2478, e-mail:

EARN EXTRA Cash! - P/T, F/T immediate openings. Easy computer work, other positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed.

Merchandiser- seasonal for Mckenzie Seed displays, tidy and restock seed displays, some ordering of product, count out product at end of season. Gardening knowledge helpful but not necessary, area Terrace, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Smithers. Time approx. 2 days/wk early Marchmid July. Pay daily rate + mileage. Contact Laura at Mckenzie seeds Edmonton, (780)453-3535


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MULTI-SKILLED Labourer. Requirements are painting, drywall, carpentry, construction and farming. Must be able to operate farm equipment, have mechanical knowledge for general repairs of machinery. Have own vehicle and valid class 5. Please forward resume to


Live out care required for elementary school aged child. Child care duties include meal preparation and assistance with pre and post school activities. General support with household duties is required. Candidate must have a driver’s license with an excellent driving record. Please forward your resume with handwritten cover page to: File 319 c/o Terrace Standard, 3210 Clinton Street, Terrace, B.C. V8G 5R2.

DIRECTOR OF Public Works & Engineering, Competition #13-05 for the City of Quesnel. Please refer to our website at for more information on municipal services and a full job description. City of Quesnel, 410 Kinchant Street, Quesnel BC V2J 7J5 Fax (250) 992-2206 or Email:

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We thank all applicants for their interest however only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. * Must be intending to continue your education at a post secondary institute with a minimum of 3 courses or nine credits per semester.

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.

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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. The Provincial Networking Group Inc. (PNGI) is a small private company that has been providing high quality services in the northwest for over 20 years. We currently have openings for employment positions within our company that support people with a range of disabilities. Our company offers competitive wages within the field as well as a number of additional benefits for employees.

P.O. Box 217, Stewart, B.C.

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

The quality shows in every move we make!

Life Skills Support Position – Terrace, BC Full Time, 35 – 40 hrs per week $17.00 / hr to start

This position provides life skills support to people with developmental disabilities in their home, in the community or at work. Candidates must be ok with working a flexible schedule that will change depending on needs of those you are supporting. May involve some evening and weekend work.

Life Skills Support Position – Kitimat, BC Part time, 15-25 hrs per week $17.00 / hr to start As above but this position will be based in Kitimat.

There is no closing date but please apply soon as we are looking to hire now. Please have a look at our website before applying to see what we are about: Email your resume with references to: You can also drop off resumes Monday – Friday between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. our address is: 4730 Lazelle Ave, Terrace V8G 1T2, or fax to: 250-635-1698

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. 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. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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

Computer Services 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

Home Improvements EXPERIENCED RENOVATOR for all your home improvements. Drywall, flooring, bathrooms, kitchens, basements, decks, fences, etc. No job too big or too small. Call Premium Renovations Northwest 250-635-5587 or 250615-2520

Moving & Storage BK Moving. Small moves. Call 250-635-4317 or cell 250-6312307 ask for Buck.

Pets & Livestock


Supported Employment Coordinator Position – Terrace, BC Full Time, 30-35 hrs per week $17.00 / hr to start

This position involves front line responsibilities within our Supported Employment Program which assists adults with disabilities to find and maintain paid employment in our community. Ideal candidates will be good at networking with people, have an ability to think creatively, be innovative and have the ability to see more opportunities than barriers.


Poodle Puppies, 1 cream, 1 apricot, both males, $450/ea. Vaccinated & Dewormed. 250635-3546

3111 Blakeburn, Terrace

250-635-2728 635-2728

Container or van service!

Merchandise for Sale

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! Also Damaged 40’ $1950 Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB

Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money and save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info and DVD: 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT STEEL BUILDINGS/Metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x 40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x 150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206



Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Coin Guy: 778-281-0030


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Acreage for Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

MOVE TO KIMBERLEY! Large Homesites from $100K. Home + lot start at $290K. Visit for more info. Call 403-265-6180

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

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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


Commercial/ Industrial For Lease: 4300sqft. Warehouse located 50 Charlie Currie Rd. - Cowbay. Triple net, office, warehouse, loading bays. Brian: 250-801-4952

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Apt/Condo for Rent APARTMENT FOR RENT Available March 1st. 2 bedrooms, beautiful oak cabinets, on southside. 3 appliances no pets, no smoking, 875/month. 1 - 2 year lease. Call 638-7747 leave message

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

For rent in Terrace, BC, quality accommodations of varying kinds. Ref. required. Phone 250-635-1799 or 250635-9333 now for best selection.

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

Homes for Rent 3 bdr upstairs floor for rent, 4700 block of Straume. $800/month + utilities. NP, NS. References req. Apr 1. 250635-7400 Executive 3 bedroom 12x15 rooms with large south facing sunroom, two story on a quiet bench street, carport, all appliances, two bathrooms, Open floor concept, beautiful yard, available immediately, $1600 includes utilities Contact Erika at 250-635-2404, cell 250-6386988, or

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Homes for Rent One bdrm suite in tri-plex, close to downtown, cable, washer & dryer & utilities included. References required, N/S $800/mo (250)635-4777

4605 Straume Avenue

Friday Saturday Sunday 12:30 - 5:30

OfďŹ ce/Retail 3 OfďŹ ce Spaces for Lease Prime Downtown Location 4650 Lazelle Ave - 2nd floor 1. 550 square feet 2. 939 square feet 3. 480 square feet Option to combine 2nd & 3rd office spaces to a 1419 square foot space. Call 250-615-7583 or e-mail:


$179,990 - $1,000 cash back

3 bdrm 1 bath 825 sq. ft plus 700 sq. ft heated basement

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Seasonal Acommodation $449 CABO San Lucas, all inclusive Special! Stay 6 Days in a Luxury Beachfront Resort with Meals & Drinks! For $449! www.luxurycabo 1-888-481-9660.

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

Townhouses PINE CREST 3 Bdrm. 2 Level T/H 1 ½ bath No pets Call Jenn 622-4304 TOWNHOMES in KITIMAT 3 bdrm, 1 ½ bath, carport Start $700. Sorry no Pets. Call Greg 639-0110

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$195,000 MLS

4 bedroom split entry home with newer roof, electric heat, large fenced back yard in great family neighbourhood


3 bedroom, 2 bath rancher with full, unfinished basement, 28 x 24 ft shop on a 1.74 acre property


$335,000 MLS

5 bedroom, 3 bath 2 storey home w/ open concept living, double garage and decks with fenced back yard


3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 storey home w/full unfinished basement, 75 x 212 ft lot and new septic system



3 bedroom, 4 bath rancher with full finished basement, detached garage, secondary building for storage on 1.2 acres.


3745 PINE AVE.


$148,000 MLS

- 1994 14 x 66 mobile home - 2 bedrooms - 2 baths - vaulted ceiling - 80 x 200 lot - close to elementary school

$144,900 MLS

- 1378 sq. ft. bungalow - 2 bedrooms - hardwood floors - 2 acres with small creek


- 1376 sq. ft. bungalow - 3 bedrooms - 2 baths - double garage - den - close to Uplands elementary

- custom built view home - over 4900 sq. ft. of living area - 4 bedrooms - 3 1/2 baths - family room - home office

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- Spacious 5 Bedroom, 3 Bath home, 10 acres, Set up for Horses

- 1.14 acre parcel, C3 commercial zoning, high traffic area

$549,900 MLS

$149,900 MLS

#102 – 4530 SCOTT AVE.

$94,900 MLS

#1 – 4732 VESTA AVE.

$219,900 MLS

$99,000 MLS

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MLS - Cozy 2 Bedroom Home w $93,900 3 Bedroom Condo, ensuite, Full Basement, 2 Shops, 3/4 walk in closet, 1200 sq ft. acre lot


$299,500 MLS

2 bedroom, 2 bath rancher with full, heated crawl space, double garage, two living areas and fenced private yard.




$359,900 MLS


Custom built home on 12 $149,900 MLS acres, 3 Huge Bedrooms, 3 Move in Ready 3 Bedroom/2 Bath on over 1 acre, Stainless Baths, Stainless Appliances Appliances




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4831 DAIRY AVE $45,000 MLS

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Application for a permit amendment under the provisions of the Environmental Management Act We, Skeena Sawmills Ltd., 5330 16 Hwy W, Terrace, BC V8G 4A3, intend to submit this application to the Director to authorize the discharge of air emissions as a result of normal operations of its mill in Terrace, BC. The lands upon which the facility is located, and discharges will occur are District Lot 616 Ranges 5, Coast District, Terrace, British Columbia, located at 5330 16 Hwy W, Terrace, BC, within the City of Terrace, BC. The maximum rate of discharge of air emissions discharged from this facility, their frequency and duration, and characteristics of the discharge will be: • Three Gas-fired Lumber Drying Kilns (#7) - 297 m3/min, 24hrs/day, 365 days/year - emissions of a nature originating from natural gas fired kilns • Planer Mill Chip Cyclone (#10) - 226 m3/min, 24hrs/day, 260 days/year – 230mg/m3 total particulate matter • Planer Mill Shaving Cyclone & Baghouse System (#11) - 1982 m3/min, 24hrs/day, 260 days/year – 20mg/m3 total particulate matter • Planer Trim Saw Sawdust Cyclone (#12) - 368 m3/min, 24hrs/day, 260 days/year – 230mg/m3 total particulate matter • Planer Shavings Cyclone associated with the Hog Fuel Bin (#13) - 80 m3/min, 24hrs/day, 260 days/year – 230mg/m3 total particulate matter • Planer Shavings Cyclone associated with the Hog Fuel Bin (#14) - 80 m3/min, 24hrs/day, 260 days/year – 230mg/m3 total particulate matter • Sawdust Discharge Cyclone associated with the Sawdust Bin (# 15) - 80 m3/min, 24hrs/day, 260 days/year – 230mg/m3 total particulate matter • Sawdust Suction Cyclone associated with the Sawmill (#16) - 1132 m3/min, 24hrs/day, 260 days/year – 230mg/m3 total particulate matter • Chip Transfer Cyclone associated with the Chipper (#17) - 141 m3/min, 24hrs/day, 260 days/year – 230 mg/m3 total particulate matter • Trim Saw Sawdust Suction Cyclone associated with the Sawmill (#20) - 80 m3/min, 24hrs/day, 260 days/year – 230 mg/m3 total particulate matter


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The operating period for this facility will be continuous. Any person who may be adversely affected by the proposed air emissions and wishes to provide relevant information may, within 30 days after the last date of posting, publishing, service or display, send written comments to the applicant’s agent, with a copy to the Regional Manager, Environmental Protection at Bag 5000, Smithers, British Columbia, V0J 2N0. The identity of any respondents and the contents of anything submitted in relation to this application will become part of the public record. Dated this 24th day of January, 2013. Contact person: Ian Hayes, Cambria Gordon Ltd. (Agent acting on behalf of Skeena Sawmills) Address: 4623 Park Avenue, Terrace, British Columbia, V8G 1V5 Telephone 1(250)638-0498

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT Under and by virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act we will sell by

Public Auction at SNT Mini Storage, 5043 Keith Ave., Terrace, B.C. on a

DATE NOT LESS THAN TWO WEEKS FROM FEB. 6, 2013 the items stored by

Todd Morrison of 5011A Graham Ave. Terrace, B.C. to recover storage charges and costs of sale.


Creditors and others having claims against the estate of DIANA ALBERTA ELKINS also known as DIANA ELKINS, deceased, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned Executor at #2004630 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, BC., V8G 1S6, on or before April 24, 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. DAVID ELKINS, Executor Warner Bandstra Brown, Solicitors


RE: THE ESTATE OF WOLFGANG WEIDNER also known as WOLFGANG REINHARD WEIDNER, Deceased, formerly of Terrace, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of WOLFGANG WEIDNER also known as WOLFGANG REINHARD WEIDNER are hereby notified that particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned Executor at #2004630 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, BC., V8G 1S6, on or before MARCH 27, 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. JOHN VON NIEDERHAUSERN, Executor Warner Bandstra Brown, Solicitors


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT TAKE NOTICE THAT application has been made to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 1431-1995.

THE INTENT: To amend Zoning Bylaw 1431-1995 to permit secondary suites in an accessory building in the RR1 Zones as follows: 1.0 Amend Section 10.3.2 Permitted Uses of the RR1 – Rural Residential zone as follows: .4 accessory use, including secondary suite within a single detached dwelling or in an accessory building. 2.0 Amend Section 4.3.2 Maximum Height of an Accessory Building regulation for the RR1 – Rural Residential zone as follows: rural (RR1) zones (6.4 m or 9.0 m if a secondary suite is located within the accessory building) BYLAW INSPECTION: THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT BYLAW AND RELEVANT BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS MAY BE INSPECTED in the reception area at the City of Terrace Public Works Building at 5003 Graham Avenue, Terrace, B.C., between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day from Wednesday, February 13, 2013 to Monday, February 25, 2013, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays. For enquiries concerning this application contact the Planning Department at 250-615-4000. PUBLIC HEARING DETAILS: Any persons wishing to voice their opinions regarding this application may do so in writing, and/or in person, AT THE PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD IN THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, AT 7:00 P.M. ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH, 2013. THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, R.S.B.C., 1996, AND AMENDMENTS THERETO. TAKE NOTICE and be governed accordingly.


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Bantam girls go 4-1 against top teams Terrace’s Bantam Female Rep hockey team returned from the Super Hearts Surrey Tier 1 Tournament losing only one game out of five – a heartbreaking final against Surrey’s A1 team – to take silver. The team went undefeated in the round robin winning 1-0 versus Prince George, 4-1 against Abbotsford, 4-1 versus Surrey’s A2 team and beating Victoria 2-0 in the semifinals to go onto the finals

against Surrey A1, one of the top ranked teams in the province. “Meeting Surrey A1 team in the finals was exactly where we wanted to be and who we wanted to be playing in order to get a better measurement of our team before heading to Vernon March 16 for the provincials,” said coach Mario Desjardins, of the tournament that ran Feb. 1-3. “The girls played excellent all

weekend with some adversity losing two players in the round robin making our bench shorter than we had wanted heading into the final day,” he said. Facing Surrey A1 team in the finals was an excellent challenge for the team, and the girls battled and played 100 per cent every shift for a full 60 minutes, said Desjardins. But the team fell behind 1-0 in the first period with 37 seconds

left. And despite several chances with a couple of breakaways, missed opportunities, and a couple of goal posts in the final two frames of the game, the team just couldn’t buy a goal to tie the game up. “It was a disheartening loss for our team, but a lot of positives came from the weekend of competition,” said Desjardins. “Losing to one of the top teams in B.C. by one goal

was a positive step and confidence builder for our team. We know we are right there to compete for one of the top three spots in provincials and have the opportunity to play for top spot in B.C.” The team has had a banner year, winning tournaments across the northwest. And seven players from the team will help represent the North Zone in the U16 BC Cup tournament at the start of April.

Sports injury workshop to be held in Terrace

Contributed PHOTO

■■ Bonspiel boys Here are the winners of the A Event and the Ken Austin Memorial Trophy at the 58th Annual Legion Bonspiel. From left to right Lead Malte Juergwen Second Malcolm Smith, Branch #13 President Ray Hallock, Skip Clayton Kurisu and Third Dennis Fugere. For more, see page 27.

As children become more serious about sports at a younger age, the likelihood that they will sustain a sports injury increases. But there’s a workshop coming to Terrace the evening of Feb. 21 aiming to teach parents, coaches, administrators and officials what they can do to prevent sports injuries, how to recognize them, and whether or not the young athletes they know have ever sustained a sportsrelated injury. Sportsmart is a 90-minute workshop aims to keep more children out of the emergency room – sports related injuries among youth account for close to 20 per cent of all hospital emergency room visits

among children in Canada. And it is estimated that up to 50 per cent of sports injuries are preventable and that parents and coaches hold the keys to some of the most effective sports injury prevention strategies, according to material provided by Sportsmart. “This workshop has been getting hundreds of people attending in southern B.C., mainly due to the alarming increase in sports injuries in the youth over the past few years,” said Carmen Didier, the City of Terrace’s director of leisure services. The city, SportMed BC, and Pacific Sport Northern BC are providing the workshop, which does require registration.

Local motocross riders honoured at ceremony The Terrace Motocross Association (TMXA) held their annual awards ceremony this year at the Terrace Curling Club on Jan. 5, in conjunction with the first 2013 Televised Supercross Event. Approximately 40 members attended the event. The club recognized many area local riders who ended up with top points in their respective divisions in the British Columbia Motocross Association 2012 Provincial Race Series, including the Overall BC Points Leader Ty Calcutt who won a $1,000 Race Engine package from Valley Speed Machine Shop for his efforts. Here are the results: Hi Points Champions for overall BCMA: Overall Champion: Ty Calcutt (2057 points). 85cc

(12-16 year old): Joey Parkes, 3rd place (505 points). Schoolboy: Jesse Lanterman, 2nd Place (407 points). Intermediate MX1: Andrew Kennedy, 2nd Place (548 points). Beginner MX1: Gregg Stephen, 1st Place (275 points). Junior MX1: Ty Calcutt, 1st Place (775 points). Junior MX3: Ty Calcutt, 1st Place (854 points). Junior B: Brandt Rice, 1st Place(558 points); Evan Pinto, 2nd Place (466 points). Plus 25: Aaron Croot, 1st Place (182 points); Craig Kendall, 2nd Place (169 points); Steven Holland, 3rd Place (113 points). In the BC North Division: 50cc (7-8 year old): Shawn Andersen, 5th Place; Connor McCarron, 6th Place. 85cc (12-16 year old): Joey Parkes, 2nd Place. Schoolboy: Jesse Lanterman, 2nd Place. Be-

ginner MX1: Gregg Stephen, 1st Place. Int. MX1: Andrew Kennedy, 1st Place. Int. MX3: Sheldon Smaha, 3rd Place. Jr MX1: Ty Calcutt, 1st Place. Jr MX3: Ty Calcutt, 1st Place. Jr B: Brandt Rice, 1st Place; Evan Pinto, 2nd Place. Youth: Andrew Kennedy, 1st Place. Plus 25: Aaron Croot, 1st Place; Craig Kendall, 2nd Place; Steven Holland, 3rd Place. Plus 40: Earl Houlden 4th Place (Club President) The BCMA had previously hosted the 2012 Annual Awards Ceremony in Prince George where these TMXA riders had already been acknowledged. The 2013 BCMA series Contributed PHOTO starts up again in April. Terrace’s first race, a na- From left to right we have Andrew Kennedy, Steven Holland, Ty Calcutt, Joey tional qualifier, is May 11 Parkes, Austin Fagan, Shawn Andersen, Brandt Rice, and Gregg Stephen and the Terrace Motocross Association annual awards ceremony earlier this year. and 12.


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Gymnasts beam in Quesnel Sports Scope

By Josh Massey

Members of the Terrace Peaks Gymnastics Club travelled to Quesnel for their first meet of the year on Feb. 8 – and for some of the team, this was their first meet ever after training for years at the club. Five members of the girl’s team made the trip to Quesnel, shuttled in two vehicles driven by parents. At the gym in Quesnel they faced the challenge posed by unfamiliar equipment, and the added pressure of judges. Coach Ambra Marak calls the recent competition a good learning experience for a maturing team. “Now we know where we stand and what we need to learn for the larger events coming up,” said Marak. The teammates, all of them between ages five and 13, performed best on balance beam, with Shannon Schuster taking first place in her age category and Ann Zettler finishing third. Marak considers a sixth place showing by Dawson Lewis particularly impressive because it was her first competition and she faced seventeen competitors. The team’s top athletes train 16 hours a week, four days at four hours and the youngest train four hours a week, two days at two hours. The next competition will be held on home turf here in Terrace on March 9 and 10. Marak expects her team to benefit from home advantage. “I’ve seen it happen before,” she said.

A look ahead at what’s on the sports horizon. To have your sporting or athletic event included, email

Basketball The Caledonia Senior Girls basketball team hosts zones at the Cal gym this weekend, Feb. 22 and 23. Caledonia, Charles Hays and Smithers Secondary are battling for the title.

Hockey the terrace Totem Ford Midget Reps travel to Smithers for zones Feb. 22-24. The winner there will head to Port Alberni to represent the Northwest for the Midget Tier 3. Bantam Female Reps travel to Vernon March 16 for provincials.


Anna Killen PHOTO

Here are members of the Terrace Peaks Gymnastic Club at their home gym. Back row from left to right, Eva Almgren, Shannon Schuster, Dawson Lewis. Middle row, Charlize Bretherick, Eva Barnett, Maya Ebeling, Ashlee Monsen and bottom middle is Ann Zettler.

Fun at the 58th annual legion bonspiel The last weekend in January saw 26 rinks from throughout the Northwest gather at the Curling Club and the Legion in Terrace for a fun-filled weekend and to compete for trophies and prizes for the 58th consecutive year. The winner of the A Event and the Ken Austin Memorial Trophy sponsored by Branch #13 was the Kurisu rink from Terrace with skip, Clayton Kurisu, Third, Dennis Fugere, Second, Malcolm Smith and Lead Malte Juergewen. Jamie Austin was home for the event and with his rink of Chad Sallenback,


Warren Copeland and Kelly Sallenback who were the winners of B Event and the Bud Kirkaldy Memorial Trophy sponsored by MacCarthy Motors. The Mitch Griffith Rink with Sylvia Griffith at Third, Heinz Gunter playing Second and Lynne Gunter at Lead walked away with the Peter Barnett Memorial Trophy, Sponsored by Chances for C Event. D Event and the Steve Kutenics Memorial Trophy, sponsored by Canadian Tire was won by the Kevin Jeffery Rink with Rob Phillips at Third, Ken Dahms playing Second and Chris Houston at Lead.

he government body that provides current and historical tables and maps of demographic, social and economic characteristics of the people of the province of British Columbia, BC Stats, has just issued the findings of a comprehensive economic review of the provincial fisheries. The study, the first of its kind in six years, examines the contribution of the province’s commercial fisheries, recreational fisheries, and the contribution of aquaculture and fish processing to the provincial economy. The findings are revealing and instructive. In 2011 Stats BC found that the revenue from the entire fisheries sector totalled $2.2 billion dollars – that’s just our province alone. It’s a lot of money and a sizeable chunk of B.C.’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). With the exception of the aquaculture business, the entire sector requires wild fish. Every wild fish requires a healthy habitat. Despite this painfully obvious fact, the myopic federal government, with the introduction of Bill C-38, has blatantly shown that it intends to gut the section of the Federal Fisheries Act that protects fish habitat. At the same time it has reduced, reorganized, and demoralized those people in the staff of Fisheries and Oceans Canada charged with the stewardship of that habitat on behalf of all of us. The Feds aren’t the only government demonstrating a blatant contempt for the

“Everyone agreed that it was a great week end and good times were had,” said the Legion’s spokesperson Mary Ann Misfeldt. “The kudos for this go to many people but in particular Fern George and her committee, the Terrace Curling Club, whose relationship with Branch #13 has always been deeply valued, Donna’s Kitchen Staff, the Trophy Sponsors, Chris Gair and the many local businesses who contributed as they have for 58 years. Special thanks to all the curlers who came for the event.”

basic requirements of in 2011 was more than fish. that of the commercial Their provincial fishery, aquaculture, and counterparts have fish processing comshown an historic disbined. regard for the needs of And, what about wild fish too. Under the jobs? It turns out that regimes of Campbell 13,900 people were emand Clark, who clearly ployed in the fisheries put pavement, mines, sector – 8,400 of whom massive clear cuts, and worked in recreational pipelines above wildlife fisheries. In light of this habitat, the Ministry of data, doesn’t it seem Environment has shrivodd that the Feds spend elled in manpower and about 90 per cent of their SKEENA ANGLER had its budget reduced budget on matters reROB BROWN to the point where it has lated to the commercial to put wild sheep hunts fishery and a piddling up to auction to raise amount of that money the money to buy gas for on habitat protection and their trucks. the conservation of wild The Stats BC analyspecies? This disparsis gets even more meaningful when the ity in allocation seems particularly absurd analysts examine the contribution each with the knowledge that the prosecution subsector of the fisheries sector makes to of commercial fisheries on this coast has the total. It turns out that the commercial compromised the province’s recreational fishing, aquaculture, and fish processing fisheries greatly, and continues to do so. subsectors, inclusive of boats and gear, Another absurdity is the fact that salmcontributes $340 million bucks to the GDP, on farms exist at all, since that part of the while the recreational fishery subsector, aquaculture industry kills the sea floor, not including money spent on angling gear, pollutes critical marine habitat, and poboats and vehicles, contributes $325 mil- tentially threatens our largest runs of wild lion. When everything is totalled up, BC salmon and thus the ruin of many of our Stats estimates that the worth of the rec- most valuable recreational and commercial reational fishery to the provincial economy stocks.

Fishy economics

Terrace Peaks Gymnastics Club hosts their annual meet here March 8 and 9 with clubs from around the northwest. This will be the first year spectators will be able to enjoy watching the Interclub competition – a new class at the club that has a group of advanced students practising higher skills in a non-competitive atmosphere.

Snowboard-cross Northern Series Snowboard-cross event will be held here in Terrace March 16 at Shames Mountain.

Soccer The annual Terrace youth soccer indoor clinics are set for Spring Break, running March 18-21 and 25-28 at the Caledonia gym. Learn fundamental skills, game tactics and more and have the opportunity to improve and practise their skills, which they can use for both indoor and outdoor games. For insurance purposes, players must have been registered with the Terrace Youth Soccer Association in the 2012 season. The cost of the clinic will go towards scholarships at Cal. For more info, call Nick at 250-635-9231. Register at Parks and Recreation, 3320 Kalum Street. 250-615-3000.

You don’t have to be a Noble laureate in economics to appreciate that our Federal and Provincial governments are doing exactly the wrong thing when it comes to our province’s fisheries, and that if they continue on this misguided tack, they will destroy a vital renewable resource. How did this come to pass? The answer is complex and requires more space than I have here, but its salient features are as follows: aquaculture proponents, like Yves Bastien, wormed their way into the upper floors of federal politics and exerted considerable influence on policy; with the exception of the Honourable John Fraser and David Anderson, this country had a series of Ministers of Fisheries with a distinct East Coast bias toward commercial fishing, which guaranteed neglect for recreational fisheries values; and, the industrial pro-development bias by all levels of government over the last few decades has led to the short-sighted view that the government agencies charged with the protection of the environment are an impediment to economic growth. Recognizing the fundamental truths that a healthy economy is dependent on a healthy environment; that a renewable resource is more valuable in the long term than a non renewable one; and, that a renewable resource like fisheries is irreplaceable and therefore invaluable, tells us that there needs to be a sea change in the attitude of those who govern us.



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■ Volunteer heart GERRY SHARPLES helps Christina Lucier put up a volunteer appreciation collage at the Terrace and District Community Social Services volunteer appreciation event Feb. 14. The volunteers enjoyed lunch, a powerpoint presentation and a small gift as a thank-you.

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VIDEO CONFERENCE COURSES All courses below offered in person too! Looking to upgrade your training without having to travel? Do you like to have a live instructor to listen to? Then UNBC Continuing Studies video conferencing learning solutions are for you! If you are interested in having these sessions streamed into your workplace please contact us for more details. All offerings listed below will be streamed to our regional campuses in Terrace, Quesnel, and Fort St. John. Limited seats are available so please register early to avoid disappointment.

Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions Introduction to Mental Health and Addictions

Northern Silviculture Committee Winter Workshop Date: Feb 19 - 20 (Tues & Wed) Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm

What’s New in Silviculture Surveys

Date: Feb 5 - Mar 6 (Tues, Wed, Thurs) Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Date: Feb 25 (Mon) Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Assessment & Treatment Approaches for Mental Health & Addiction

Silviculture Surveys for Contract Administrators

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Individual Wellness and Community Health

Silviculture Surveyor Accreditation Exam Review

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Sediment & Erosion Control Workshop

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Forest Road Construction Practices and Procedures

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UNBC Continuing Studies offers two different management certificates, the Certificate in Management Excellence for individuals already in a management position and the Certificate in Supervisory Excellence designed for individuals who are hoping to move into supervisory positions, or are very new into supervisory positions. Both certificates are workshop-based, and consist of a combination of required core and elective workshops. Individuals will need to complete a total of 140 hours (approximately 20 days) of workshop-based training to complete their certificates. This format allows individuals to work at their current jobs while moving forward with this training. Customized Management Certificates If you would like to provide your staff with specific learning opportunities while developing their management skills then look no further. UNBC Continuing Studies can work with your organization to develop an industryspecific management certificate through strategic elective development.

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Occupational Health and Safety Certificate Introduction to OHS Jan 25 - Feb 2 (Fri & Sat)

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Policy, Roles & Responsibilities Feb 28 - Mar 9 (Thurs, Fri & Sat) Time (Thu) 6:00pm - 9:30pm, (Fri & Sat) 8:00am - 5:00pm

Introduction to Project Management April 4 - 13 (Thurs, Fri & Sat) Time (Thu) 6:00pm - 9:30pm, (Fri & Sat) 8:00am - 5:00pm For a complete list of courses for these certificates please visit our website.

Project Management Certificate

Date: Feb 26 (Tue) For a complete list of courses for these certificates please visit our website.

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If you want to advance your career, UNBC’s Certificate in Project Management is your next step. This program is designed with a key principle in mind: exceptional value with high-quality training and education in a conveniently-scheduled nine module program. This program includes important aspects meant to boost your career potential. Course materials compliant with The Project Management Institute (PMI®). Modules are scheduled in short intensive sessions two or three days in length, approximately every three weeks. This schedule is meant to minimize interruption to work and personal life and provide time between sessions to integrate learned skills into real-life projects. You will complete your training and be prepared for the PMP Exam in less than one year. Terrace intake starts February 22, 2013 Information Session: Come out for some snacks and learn more about this exciting new program. Date: January 31 (Thurs) Time: 3:30pm - 4:00pm & 7:30pm - 8:00pm Location: UNBC Terrace Campus

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Who is eligible? • Unemployed, non-employment insurance clients • Employed, low skilled individuals (on an exceptional basis) What will you get? • Three weeks of fully funded enhanced security guard training • Includes all materials and equipment Terrace, BC • February 18 – March 8, 2013 Information Session: January 31 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm & 6:00pm - 7:00pm UNBC Terrace Campus, 4837 Keith Avenue, Terrace, BC Contact us for more information or to see if you are eligible

WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING PROGRAM Prepare now for firefighting season!

Who is eligible? • Unemployed, non-employment insurance clients • Employed, low skilled individuals (on an exceptional basis) What will you get? • Three weeks of fully funded wildland firefighting training • Includes all materials and equipment Terrace, BC • March 18 - April 9, 2013

Information Session: January 31 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm & 6:00pm - 7:00pm UNBC Terrace Campus, 4837 Keith Avenue, Terrace, BC Contact us for more information or to see if you are eligible

Funding provided through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Agreement.


Terrace Standard  Wednesday, February 20, 2013 A35

Make some noise against bullying! Robin Austin MLA (Skeena)


Help put a stop to bullying. Wear the shirt. Be the difference. CKNW ORPHANS’ FUND

Pink Shirt Day What should I do if my child tells me they are being bullied?

Acknowledge the child – I hear you, I believe you, I will help you, Tell me about it, Listen Try and instill that it is not their fault – the blame belongs to the Bully – no one deserves to be bullied Help you child figure out ways to assertively stand up for themselves and steer clear of the situation – take power back Report the bullying to teachers, caregivers etc. Keep and accurate record – what, when, where Ensure that there is adequate supervision for your child so that he/she is not victimized again

Terrace TM/MC

Is A Proud Supporter of

Pink Shirt Day

is a proud supporter of

Pink Shirt Day



It started in September 2007, when two teens at a Nova Scotia high school stood up for a younger student. David Shepherd and Travis Price, both in Grade 12, heard about a Grade 9 student at their school who had been bullied and threatened for wearing a pink polo shirt on his first day of school. They decided they should do something about it and bought 50 pink shirts and tank tops to wear to school the next day. They also went online to round up support for their anti-bullying cause, which they dubbed a “sea of pink.” It worked. The next day, dozens of students were outfitted with the discount shirts, but even better, hundreds of students showed up wearing their own pink clothes, some from head to toe. The bullies were reportedly never heard from again. This year, Feb. 27 is Pink Shirt Day in B.C. and other parts of Canada, an annual anti-bullying event that started after the now-famous 2007 “sea of pink” campaign. The need for awareness and action against bullying remains as strong as ever say those involved in the pink event, including local radio station CKNW, Black Press, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver, and London Drugs, where people can buy the official pink shirts for 2013. “Awareness of what bullying is and understanding that it hurts is important,” says Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Vancouver president and CEO Carolyn Tuckwell. “It isn’t just a rite of passage. It doesn’t have to happen. And it’s relevant to everyone, whether in school, after school or in the workplace.”

According to www. bullyingcanada. ca, as many as 25 per cent of children in Grades 4 to 6 have been bullied and approximately one in 10 children have bullied others, while a 2004 study published in the Medical Journal of Pediatrics found that about one in seven Canadian children aged 11 to 16 are victims of bullying. It is important to recognize what bullying is, and that it happens in many forms

Pink Shirt Day is Wednesday Feb 27th

who committed suicide by hanging herself after relentless bullying, to Port Coquitlam’s Amanda Todd, 15, who killed herself after posting a video on YouTube talking about her experiences with cyber bullying, there are countless told and untold stories that remain horrific. The provincial government has taken steps to address bullying in recent years, including a Ministry of Education resource brochure for parents in 14 languages that can be found online at Net proceeds benefit the CKNW Orphans Fund in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Coast BC. The Boys and Girls Clubs offer programs that foster self-esteem, social engagement, academic success, inclusion, acceptance, respect for self and others, and connection to community. The CKNW Orphans Fund is committed to enhancing the lives of children with physical, mental and social challenges living in BC communities. The fund includes children who are bullied under the scope of the fund’s work, because these children will need extra support for their development.

– verbally, socially, physically and online (cyber bullying), says Tuckwell. “By wearing pink, people show they’re making that commitment, to not let bullying happen,” she says. Tuckwell and others emphasize that the pink shirt is secondary to raising awareness about bullying and getting people involved. B.C. is no stranger to tragedy related to bullying. From Surrey’s 14-year-old Hamed NasFor more information and resources on bullying: toh, who jumped off the Patullo Bridge and killed himself after leaving a note behind blaming the stant bullying he endured at school, to Mission’s Better than a thousand Dawn-Marie Wesley, 14,

If you don’t speak up, you’re helping the bully

hollow words, is one word that brings peace.

Stand up for others. Stand up for yourself.

You do not need anyone’s permission to be your true self.

There is nothing to fear except fear itself.

Remember always — that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.




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Wednesday, February 20, 2013  Terrace Standard

“Come Play with us”


August 20-24


Kitselas treaty communication team members Clarisa Spencer, left, Geneva Erickson and Sharlene Mohr with Kitselas communications director Holly Spencer. They and others involved in the Kitselas treaty have been busy leading up to today’s agreement in principle vote.

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Kitselas cast their ballots Dealing with those questions and more makes ensuring that voters have the information they need so crucial, says Holly Spencer. “When we set all this up five years ago, we made the decision to target people then who would now be 18 and able to vote at this time. We began communicating with them,” she said. That’s another way of pointing out that the majority of Kitselas members are young, providing them with a unique opportunity to take part in a decision which will affect them for decades. One of the communications team members, Brittany Seymour, is just 18, making today the first time she’s ever been eligible to cast a vote. “We’re changing the way we look at ourselves,” said Holly Spencer. “We’re trying to instill in everybody that we’re all Kitselas and that it’s something to be proud of.” The communications team hosted one last large community event Feb. 15 leading up to today’s vote. It was a meal and a rally complete with a guest list that included BC Treaty Commission commissioner Dave Haggard and Harry Nyce Jr. from the Nass Valley. The polls opened at 9 a.m. today and close at 8 p.m. Aside from mailin ballots, voting is taking place at the Kitselas community hall at the Queensway subdivision

and at the main Kitselas administration building at the Gitaus subdivision. It’s still a working day for the communica-

tions team because rides are being offered to the polls if needed by those Kitselas members who live in Terrace. “And we’re going

to be at the community hall,” said Holly Spencer of the Queensway location. “It’s going to be really exciting.”

Cholesterol Clinic Keep your heart healthy. Register with your Save-On-Foods pharmacist and receive: • A blood test of your good and bad cholesterol levels • A blood pressure check • Lifestyle tips, including diet and nutrition • A review of your medicines Appointments recommended. A nominal fee will be charged for this service with additional savings for More Rewards cardholders.

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GATEWAY perspectives

Spill response plan Over the last few months, I’ve talked about the precautions, the safety measures, and the selection criteria involved in the marine elements of the Gateway project — all of them intended to prevent an oil spill on water. I’ve also discussed how Gateway’s marine safety program was examined by an independent risk assessment group, which determined that the chances of a major spill are once in more than 15,000 years. Although statistics and reports suggest a marine oil spill is unlikely, you want to know — what if one does occur? How will Gateway be prepared? While the chances are slim, we continue to develop a world-class marine response program. The Northern Gateway Project includes a spill response capacity that’s more than three times the Canadian regulation. And while the Canadian requirement for oil spill response is 72 hours plus travel time, our response time will be a fraction of that number — 6 to 12 hours in the marine channels. This is a significant increase to the response capability available to B.C.’s north coast. Additionally, for immediate response, our tug escorts will be

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equipped with booms, oil skimmers, and firefighting equipment to provide enhanced initial containment, and they will be available to all marine traffic in the event of an incident. We will store equipment, such as containment and absorbent booms, skimmers, and waste storage, in multiple well-maintained, readily accessible response bases, providing a wider area of coverage in a shorter amount of time. Barges will also be located throughout the marine channels for additional storage and equipment mobilization. We are committed to having staff, contractors, and partners in place to maintain that enhanced state of readiness. The Gateway project will likely never see a major marine oil spill. But if it does, we’ll be prepared to protect our coastline.

Janet Holder Executive Vice President Western Access Enbridge Inc.

It’s more than a pipeline. It’s a path to delivering energy safely. ©2012 Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc.

Terrace Standard, February 20, 2013  

February 20, 2013 edition of the Terrace Standard