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Homeless trend may be emerging Cameron Orr People are stepping off the bus in Kitimat filled with a hope that they’ve found a golden land of opportunity which isn’t quite there. That’s at least what some service providers are seeing emerging as a trend in the community. With many not finding the promised work, all they get is a bus ride back to Terrace or beyond, and no place to stay. It’s a hard situation to figure out though. There are no firm statistics about homelessness in Kitimat, and most cases are anecdotal. Kitimat Council will be looking at the community’s housing situation soon (page 3) but it’s not clear yet what solutions there will be. But the front line people who would notice an emerging trend are saying some solution is warranted. “It’s actually a growing need and it’s almost a hidden need,” said Don Read of the Kitimat Ministerial Association. Churches all over are feeling a crunch to their benevolent funds, he said. Those funds are earmarked to support people without a home. “We ran out because we’re helping people,” he said of the Mountain View Alliance Church. “Normally we have a surplus.” He said recently they came to the aid of a married couple who arrived in town late one evening and had nowhere to go after a friend of theirs couldn’t follow through on a promise of a place to stay. They came to Kitimat because they believed they could find work. “We ended up paying for a hotel room for the night, bought them a meal and got them on the bus back to Terrace,” he said. “Kitimat is the last place you want to be homeless because there are no support systems.” It’s true Kitimat has no dedicated homeless shelters. The closest thing to one locally is the Tamitik Status of Women’s transition house, which is not primarily a homeless shelter but does take in women and children with no other place to go. “When we have room we take in what we call interim. That is basically homeless,” said Tamitik executive director Linda Slanina, who also sits on Kitimat’s Housing Committee. Of course women and children fleeing abusive homes get first priority as that’s what their funding is mainly for, but people staying because of housing issues get a maximum of 14 days, although that has been extended for people in the past. Slanina said the home is currently at it’s maximum capacity — eight people — and they’ve had people in the recent past who had trouble moving out to their own place because rents have just gotten too high. Continued on page 3
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An update on modernization At $3.1 million spent per day on modernization, the director of operations for the project says the construction from here will be far more noticeable. That’s due to earthworks being mostly done, leaving the rise of actual buildings the next step. Kerry Moran, along with other members of Kitimat Modernization Project (KMP) and Rio Tinto Alcan updated the business community at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week. Moving towards a 420,000 tonnes/ year production has brought out 1,300 people currently working on the project, with 2,000 expected for its peak in the third quarter of 2014. He also added that all of the firm power generated from Kemano will be used to produce aluminum. The company is in the aluminum business with this new smelter, not the aluminum and power business, he emphasized to the crowd.
Likely the most substantial item of note from his presentation was the heads-up that Rio Tinto Alcan is seeking an amendment to its P2 Multi Media environment permit from the Ministry of Environment. Across the board emissions will be going down with the more advanced AP40 technology, but in one instance, sulphur dioxide (SO2), will go up 56 per cent, from 27 tonnes a year to 42. That goes with an overall 50 per cent reduction in the number of emissions. Patriculates and greenhouse gases, among other emissions, will be going down — Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, for instance, will go from 212 tonnes a year to just three. The increase in SO2 emissions is entirely a product of their increased production and the quality of their raw material, said Moran. Moran added that SO2 is generally
safer than the other emissions at the smelter which are going down. “If any of those [others] were increasing, you wouldn’t have a project,” he said. The company will be holding an information session about their emissions, part of the requirements of receiving their environmental amendment. That meeting was expected to take place sometime this week. The meeting will share the results of 18 months of scientific study of the new smelter’s emissions. Meanwhile, labour also continues to be an issue as Moran said demand for skilled trades will exceed local supply. “We try very hard to get everyone we can in Canada first,” he said. “We’re just anticipating exhausting all of that.” But the project is managing the supply and progress has not slowed as a result.
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Temperatures comparable, but no snow is new Nothing is as Canadian as observing the weather, especially when things don’t seem quite right. Such is the case this spring, er, winter, as a nearly non-existant snowpack in town is combined with warm temperatures. It’s not the February Kitimatians know and love (to complain about). Environment Canada’s Weather Office doesn’t yet even have all of January’s weather recorded online, but it shows some warm temperatures, particularly on the 15th and 16th. The average temperature was only -3.1C, based on an incomplete month of figures. The snowfall was 15.6 cm up to the 16th but not much fell for the rest of the month anyway. The coldest January day this year was the 12th when it dipped to -15.3C. The average temperature was a full degree colder in 2012, at -4C, with a total snowfall of 215.8 cm. 2011 was actually relatively warm with a -3.2C average, but with an 80.4 cm snowfall. 2010’s average was only -.9C, with 38.6 cm.
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That report covered a number of housing issues, but he noted that so far in Kitimat there is no real response you can give to someone needing shelter for the night. It was Mario Feldhoff who wanted to see the discussion involve all housing issues in the community. “I’m unsure as to where a homeless shelter fits into the continuum of different housing needs in the community,” he noted. He agreed a homeless shelter is a worthy request, but “I want to be sure we’re putting our District of Kitimat resources into those needs that are the priority.”
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Cameron Orr Kitimat Council has decided they want to look at the overall housing issue inclusive of a homeless shelter. Mary Murphy brought forward a motion at the February 18 meeting, saying that the District of Kitimat should have the Housing Committee report to council on progress on establishing a homeless shelter for Kitimat. “There appears to be a problem emerging in our community,” she said, although what she’s heard was admittedly second hand. “[Homelessness] seems to be becoming a big problem,” she said, referring to reports of
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Taking a second look at council’s motion While not at all claiming it’s a problem with a straight-forward solution, I had to ponder for awhile council’s motion regarding homeless shelters, namely to refer hearing from the housing committee about them in favour of hearing about all housing priorities, inclusive of shelters. I suppose my thinking was that it would have been nice to hear about a homeless shelter specifically, to get a good grasp on what the extent of the problem is and to eventually determine a course of action, such as whether construction of a shelter is in order. With a shelter only for women and children in the community, on paper creating one for both genders seemed to make sense. From the phone calls I’ve made since that council meeting, it’s apparent that homelessness is, to some extent, a problem, although there’s no firm grasp on the numbers. The Tamitik Status of Women’s transition house is running full, and although not primarily a homeless shelter, does house women and children without anywhere else to go. The churches, as explained by Don Read through the Kitimat Ministerial Association, are seeing more requests for support. So it’s a problem, but no one can quite say how big of a problem it is. But back to Read, he had some very interesting thoughts that I’ll emphasize here. I’ll point out that he made no comment about what a solution could be — including whether a homeless shelter could help — but he did comment that creating a homeless shelter could, theoretically, compound a homeless problem. Namely, if we open a shelter, we may see more people come in to town to use such a facility. Bringing the question back to council’s motion, based on my conversation with him I had to give a bit more credit to their direction. As much as it seems like just more talking and less action, maybe it is best not to jump the gun and start looking at homeless shelters exclusively but look at the whole issue of housing. I won’t argue that there are very likely people in town who have no place to go, but taking the long way around may reveal that the real problem is the unavailability of low cost rent, or housing availability in general. Who knows, really? And that’s why the motion, I decided, really does make sense. So yes, council, I’ve come around to your way of thinking. I’d still support a homeless shelter, but maybe it is best to diagnose the whole issue. Cameron Orr
Grab gloves for a game of Catch 22 The world is changing. Yes, daily and by the minute. But an old adage keeps up with its sentiment: the more things change, the more they stay the same. Plus, as author Joseph Heller by Allan Hewitson demonstrated in his 1970 novel, “Catch 22”, there is always a firstname.lastname@example.org catch. About 2002, when I started not about the cost of a gallon on ink. writing this weekly column, one of So, I guess, even at $5-$6 a gallon my earliest gripes was about what I still for gasoline, oil companies are pikers call the “scam” of replacement ink carwhen it comes to screwing the consumtridges for home office printers. Nothing er. much has changed there except that the Even 25-year-old Scotch, over the cost of printers has dropped dramatically, as competition and cheap Chinese bar counter, isn’t $22 an ounce. So I’d manufacturers permit the corporations say the quoted 60 per cent profit marto make more money (by subsidizing gin on ink cartridges is understated and the lowered printer cost from continu- quickly makes up for selling a printer at ing to charge outrageous prices for ink a “loss” of 20 per cent on manufacturing costs. But do you need a printer? If cartridges.) I saw an estimate that one major the answer is yes, you’ll need new carcompany charges approximately $22 an tridges and they have to be the right ones ounce for ink, with cartridges contain- and they cost what they cost. Catch 22. There are numerous situations ing about 20-35 ml. On average we’re where similar frustrating Catch 22 marlooking at a company making nearly keting approaches apply. $12,000 off a gallon of ink. Even top Razor blades are another example. quality ink, I doubt, costs better than $50 a gallon, but I can’t find ink costs Buy the shaver on sale and watch the anywhere on Google, although there’s cost of refill blades soar. I use an elecreams of info on the Canadian Printing tric razor but a man needs a razor shave Ink Manufacturers website, especially from time to time, so it’s necessary to about the eco-toxicity of what may or keep a few blades around. They know may not go into that 22 ml cartridge, but that. Catch 22.
Ever go in for a new eye test and need new lenses for your eye glasses? Can they just replace the lenses for the pair you are wearing, with a new prescription? You know, the ones you bought three years ago? Not likely. These are an old style, obsolete, “we’re selling new designs” and it seems every fashion designer alive has a line of eyeglasses that changes constantly. Look around you, there’s a thousand different designs, all different sizes and configurations, so if the lens manufacturers can fill these orders, why can’t they repeat your existing lenses? I say the reason is...Catch 22. What has come down in price? One example is the big flat screen TV sets. They are down in price, dramatically in the past year or two because of competition. It began to look, for a while, that the consumer had the upper hand. But now the rate of drop is slowing and has become a matter of size and technology. You just know they’re going to be back. Samsung’s 59” top of the line plasma cost $2,249 at big box stores in summer of 2011. It’s replacement was $2,597 in April 2012 and is now $1,900, but expect its replacement to be a lot higher. Continued on page 6
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I really think someone should tell premier Christy Clark to have a The Skeena District of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is creating look at a calendar, speits list of registered Equipment for Hire in the Skeena Service Area for cifically what year it is. the fiscal year 2013/2014, which begins April 1, 2013. Then explain to her All individuals or companies registered this past year through the District Office that elections in this in Terrace will have received invitations to re-register their equipment for the coming by Malcolm Baxter province are held every fiscal year by mail. If you have new equipment to be added to your profile, you can email@example.com four years. register online or contact the District Office at the address listed below. I say this because, judging by the February 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 12 throne speech, she’s a little confused. or by phone, to obtain the appropriate registration forms. I refer to the bold announcement of the BC Prosperity Fund, to be financed by a new tax on the LNG industry, which will accumulate enough Note that while you do not need to have Commercial (Comprehensive) money to pay off the province’s deficit, eliminate the provincial sales tax, General Liability Insurance, or up-to-date WorkSafeBC coverage to register, you will improve social services, increase education funding, build vital infrastructure have to meet these requirements prior to working on any ministry projects. and put a Rolls Royce in everyone’s driveway (okay, I made up that last one). All owners of dump trucks or belly dump trucks must provide a current weigh scale slip Now that’s all good stuff, but those good times aren’t going to roll any to the District Office which will be used to calculate hourly rates. time soon. While the BC LNG Co-op in Kitimat may get into production in 2015, Only owned or lease-to-own equipment is eligible for registration. Equipment can only the revenue from an export tax on that small facility is not going to make be registered in one area in any given year. Seniority is not transferable from area to area. much of a dent in the deficit, let alone do anything else. The deadline for new registrations is 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. As for the big boys looking at plants in this community - Chevron and Late registrations will be accepted, but may appear at the bottom of the open list. Shell - a realistic assessment suggests they won’t be in full production until Note that there is no charge for registering new equipment or for changing or mid-2017 at the earliest, 2018 more likely. removing equipment information already listed. And for any of the proposed plants for Prince Rupert it will be sometime after that. Register through the Skeena District Office at: In other words substantial LNG export tax revenue is not going to start 4825 Keith Avenue, Terrace, B.C. pouring into this new fund until after the election in May 2017. You can also phone 250 638-6440 or send a fax to 250 638-6414 Which means Clark has essentially promised a brave new world that she to have the forms mailed, e-mailed or faxed to you, can’t possibly deliver within the four-year mandate of the government to be or register on-line at www.bcbid.ca. elected in three months’ time. Where I am confused too - as are gas patch players - is that she should even suggest such a tax. I am going to throw out a few facts here to explain why we are confused. First, in September 2011 I interviewed Clarks’ parliamentary secretary, John Les. This is what he told me in answer to a question about whether the province could actually create the jobs it was touting: “It’s not for government to actually do the job creation, that’s what the private sector does so well.” Rather government’s job was to create the conditions that helped the private sector create those jobs. And subsequently his boss made it clear she was ready to move Heaven and Earth to help the LNG industry create those jobs. Second, the throne speech says, “Our province faces fierce competition from Australia.” Third, a government document released in the same week as the throne speech says Australia’s natural gas tax and royalty set up “is up to onethird higher than B.C.’s.” So, apparently we have an edge on our “fierce” Aussie competitors. FriDay, March 8 · 9am – 3 pm And what’s our response? 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Locals Michelle and Julie Wakita are stirring up support to get on the Canadian television show Amazing Race. A Facebook page has been set up to raise support for the duo. People can’t actually vote to get them on the show, but the page is to at least generate buzz.
Continued from page 4 Making money as a TV manufacturer has become tougher, but I have no doubt they’ll meet the challenge of improving technology in sufficient increments to keep margins up. Like the smart phone, the smart TV is the future, with thinner, lighter sets, 3D compatibility, voice recognition, hifi, wifi and streaming. Analog just went out with the dodo and the house phone. So “want a new TV?” isn’t the question. “Want a better TV?” is. If you do, you’ll likely need a major tech change, so expect to see higher numbers on the price slip. Catch 22. Sadly, what we have to watch has gone down too, in quality if not quantity and there’s nothing technology can do about that. Ugh. Catch 22. email@example.com
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Students pitch to council In what will certainly go their project as well. When the grant request “We’ve had a tremendous came to a vote, Mario Feldhoff down in history as one of the most adorable presentations amount of support in our com- moved that council give $5,000 Kitimat Council has ever seen, munity and outside our commu- for the purchase of the TrailRidstudents in Nechako’s grade two nity for this project which just er — the motion later amended and three class sought council’s goes to show there’s a need for to include other equipment — support in a grant for a special adaptive equipment,” she said. which is up from administratrail device for people with dis- The TrailRider is adaptable to tion’s suggestion of $2,300. both children and adults. “If we assist them at $5,000, abilities. As well, the class’ ambition not only will we be helping out But whether it was their unified pitch or just an overall good has moved beyond just the pur- the grade 2/3 class, but we will plan, the students, together with chase of this item and they plan be helping out the community their teacher Pat Mouland, were to establish an endowment fund in future years,” said Feldhoff. successful in soliciting money through the Kitimat Community “This goes beyond our typical from council. Foundation, which means their grant request...I think we can What the Nechako class initial $7,000 goal is now ex- go beyond the typical one-third funding.” was looking for was money to tended. Goffinet said he too would purchase a TrailRider, a special That fund, though, would wheelchair designed for back- allow for future purchases of support the motion, especially equipment to increase accessi- in light the class’ plans to escountry use. The grade 2/3 class became bility for people. Talk is being tablish the endowment fund for involved in the fundraising when down in town and with Kita- future purchases. they wanted to begin explor- maat Village to better underThe grant request passed ing local trails, but had to take stand what future needs will be. unanimously. into account the mobility issues of classmate Chloe, who was one of the student presenters at last week’s meeting. The class eventuRio RioTinto TintoAlcan Alcaninvites invitesyou youtotojoin joinususfor fora acommunity community ally used a sled for the consultation consultationforum forumopen opentotothe thegeneral generalpublic publicononthe theproposed proposed purposes of their trail permit permitamendments amendmentsthat thatwe weare arecurrently currentlyseeking seekingasaspart partofofthe the adventures this year, Kitimat KitimatModernization ModernizationProject. Project. but naturally such a These Thesemeetings meetingswill willprovide provideananupdate updateononthe theKitimat KitimatModernization Modernization solution would never Project, Project,ananoverview overviewofofthe thepermit permitchanges changeswe werequire, require,asaswell wellasas work in the summer. address addressany anyquestions questionsororconcerns concernsininregards regardstotothe theenvironmental environmental impact impactofofthese theseproposed proposedchanges. changes. To fix that problem, the class wants to raise $7,000 for the TrailRider, and before even arriving to council had raised $850. The students took turns explaining the device to council, before their teacher added a few comments about
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A decade of careful planning The Gateway pipeline is a state-of-theart project, in terms of safety and environmental sensitivity. And I can assure you that doesn’t happen overnight. In fact, it’s taken more than 10 years of extensive, careful, and diligent planning to ensure Gateway is one of the safest, most environmentally responsible projects of its kind. Our team of engineers and scientists has taken great pains to ensure that the proposed pipeline route is almost entirely made up of pre-existing corridors of activity, such as logging roads, forestry roads, cut lines, or other “previously disturbed” areas. Our engineers, and experts familiar with B.C.’s terrain, have also spent years using the most advanced technology available to identify and mitigate any potential geohazard risks — such as landslides, rock fall, avalanches, seismic issues, and marine clays. We’ve worked hard to minimize the risks, and ensure the safest pipeline route possible, with extra measures such as deeper pipe burial, tunnels, and special pipe design. Last summer, we also announced a $500-million package of enhancements to make an already extremely safe project even safer. Those safety measures included: boosting the overall wall thickness of the pipeline; fitting the pipeline with dual-leak detection
analysis systems; bumping up the frequency of in-line inspection surveys to a minimum of 50 per cent above current standards; adding nearly 100 remotely operated isolation valves, bringing the total to 264; and staffing of all our pump stations 24/7. The planning doesn’t stop, either. Working with environmental groups, First Nations communities, and government agencies, our engineering team is constantly refining the route — with nearly two dozen amendments to date. Safety and respect for the environment have been our primary considerations in charting the Gateway pipeline route over the past 10 years. And that’s not about to change.
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Northern Gateway will be one of the safest energy pipelines because it’s been designed by engineers, safety experts and the people of British Columbia.
y intention is to ma make ke the North her ern n Ga Gate tewa way y Pi Pipe peli line ne the strongestt and saf afes estt off its es ts kind in Can people of British Columbia have told us that we must exceed safety standards if it is to cross this beautiful province. We’ve heard their concerns and have continually incorporated their feedback into our plans. We have added $500 million in extra safety measures–like thicker pipe, more isolation valves, meticulous pipeline construction techniques, and plans for around the clock monitoring by real people, in real time, with sophisticated technology.
We will use thicker pipe... Northern Gateway pipe will have an average thickness of 0.80 inches. That’s 20% over and above current Canadian safety standard requirements for the Northern Gateway Project. The pipe will be even thicker when it crosses major rivers and tributaries. It will be welded with exacting precision and its integrity checked using ultrasonic inspection and hydrostatic testing methods. And to ensure safe operation, the frequency of high resolution, in-line inspection surveys will be increased across the entire pipeline system by a minimum of 50% over and above current practices.
We will respect wildlife habitats and migration routes... To address concerns from the public that the construction of the pipeline will affect the environment, we have pledged to build it in such a way that natural wildlife habitats, migration routes and fish spawning sites will be respected. During the building phase, disturbances will be kept to a minimum by having construction vehicles access most of the pipeline using existing forestry roads. Instead of building all new bridge structures, it will use existing watercourse crossings where possible. When construction is completed on each section, soil will be returned and shrubs and grasses native to the region will be planted. If any large trees are removed to make way for the pipeline, a new tree will be planted in another location as part of Enbridge’s commitment to plant a tree for every tree we remove to build our projects.
We will practice and be prepared for incidents... Our goal is always zero spills. To help achieve that, the pipeline will be monitored from the air and the ground and routinely inspected inside and out to identify and address any integrity issues. But that doesn’t mean we will not prepare for an incident. We will adhere to world-leading practices for oil spill response and recovery systems. Emergency response equipment and training will be provided and constantly updated and upgraded. Training exercises with our own operations personnel and local emergency providers will be conducted on a regular basis. Can we guarantee that there will never be a significant pipeline failure? Our original pledge to build a safe pipeline combined with further enhancements made after hearing the concerns of British Columbians puts us closer than any other pipeline system in the world to providing that guarantee.
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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.
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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 – 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 Nastoh, who jumped off the Patullo Bridge and killed himself after leaving a note behind blaming the constant bullying he endured at school, to Mission’s Dawn-Marie Wesley, 14, 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 www.bced. gov.bc.ca/sco. 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.
The land upon which the facility situated and where the discharges is comprised of District lots 90, The is land upon which the facility is situatedoccur, and where the discharges occur, is comprised ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE 91, 92, 93, 96, 102A, 186, 7596 and 5469, Ranges 4 and 5, Coast District, Kitimat, British Columbia, located 91, 92, 93, 96, 102A, 186, 7596 and 5469, Ranges 4 and 5, Coast District, Kitimat, Britis permit amendment under the Provisions of the Environmental Management Act. at/on/near theApplication north endforofa the Douglas Channel, within theDouglas District of Kitimat.within at/on/near the north end of the Channel, the District of Kitimat.
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We, Rio Tinto Alcan, #1 Smeltersite Rd, PO Box 1800, Kitimat, BC V8C 2H2, intend to submit this amend-
The amendment requests that theDirector following conditions be changed as follows: requests that the following conditions be changed ment application The to theamendment to amend multi-media permit P2-00001, issued 7 December 1999as follows:
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE
with the last comprehensive amendment dated 9 November 2007 which authorizes the discharge of air
Kitimat Modernization ProjectApplication for a permit amendment under the Provisions of Before: the Environmental Management Act. Total smelter sulphur dioxideTotal emissions authorized in section 4.2.2 of the permitinofsection 27 Mg/d . of the perm smelter sulphur dioxide authorized We, Alcan, #1 Smeltersite Rd, Boxemissions 1800,occur, Kitimat, BC V8C 2H2, intendlots to4.2.2 submit The land upon whichRio theTinto facility is situated and where thePO discharges is comprised of District 90, Authorized sulphur dioxide emission sources and works in section 4.2.3 of but not limited to, the this amendment application to the4Director to amend multi-media permit P2-00001, issued Authorized dioxide emission sources works in section 4.2.3 of but 91, 92, 93, 96, 102A, 186, 7596 and 5469, sulphur Ranges and 5, Coast District, Kitimat, and British Columbia, located 7 December 1999 with the last comprehensive amendment dated 9 November 2007 which pyroscrubber, dry scrubber stacks, potline ventilators, anode paste plant stacks, and related at/on/near the north end of the Douglas Channel, the District of Kitimat. pyroscrubber, drywithin scrubber stacks, potline ventilators, anode paste plant stacks discharge of air emissions, effluent and refuse from an aluminium smelter. appurtenances. authorizes the appurtenances. The land upon which the facility is situated and where the discharges occur, is comprised of The amendment requests that the following conditions be changed as follows: District lots 90, 91, 92, 93, 96, 102A, 186, 7596 and 5469, Ranges 4 and 5, Coast District, After: Total smelter sulphur dioxide emissions authorized in section 4.2.2 of the 42 Mg/d. Kitimat, British Columbia, at/on/near the north end of thepermit Douglas Channel, within After: Total smelterlocated sulphur dioxide emissions authorized inofsection 4.2.2 of the perm Before: Authorized sulphur dioxide emission sources and works in section 4.2.3 of but not limited to, the the District of Kitimat. Authorized sulphurauthorized dioxide in emission sources works section 4.2.3 of but Total smelter sulphur dioxide emissions section 4.2.2 of the and permit of 27 in Mg/d . pyroscrubber, gas treatment centres, potline ventilators, anode paste plant stacks, anode The amendment requests thatgas the following conditions be changed asnot follows: Authorized sulphurpyroscrubber, dioxide emission sources and works in section 4.2.3 of but limited to, bake the treatment centres, potline ventilators, anode paste plant stac pyroscrubber, dry scrubber stacks, potline ventilators, anode paste plant stacks, and related furnace, fume treatment centre, and related appurtenances. Before: Totalfurnace, smelter sulphur dioxide emissions in section 4.2.2 of the permit fume treatment centre,authorized and related appurtenances. appurtenances. of 27 Mg/d. Authorized sulphur dioxide emission sources and works in section 4.2.3 of but the not total limited to, load the pyroscrubber, dry scrubber stacks, potline The purpose of this application is to increase daily of sulphurthe dioxide emissions the dioxide emiss The purpose of this application to increase daily load offrom sulphur After: Total smelter sulphur dioxide emissions in section 4.2.2total of the permit of 42 Mg/d. ventilators, anode paste authorized plantisstacks, and related appurtenances. aluminium smelter arising from the increased smelting capacity of the Kitimat Modernization Project. The Modernizat Authorized sulphur emission sources andincreased worksauthorized in section 4.2.3 of but4.2.2 not limited the aluminium smelter arisingdioxide from the smelting capacity of Kitimat After: Total dioxide smelter sulphur emissions in section of the the to, permit permit amendment willpyroscrubber, also permit include word changes associated with minor amendments and those administragas treatment centres, potline ventilators, anode paste plant stacks, anode bake ofamendment 42 Mg/d. Authorized and works in section will alsosulphur includedioxide word emission changessources associated with minor amendments an furnace, fume 4.2.3 treatment centre, and related appurtenances. tive in nature. of but not limited to, the pyroscrubber, gas treatment centres, potline tive in nature. ventilators, anode paste plant stacks, anode bake furnace, fume treatment centre,isand related appurtenances. The purpose of this application to increase the total daily load of sulphur dioxide emissions from the Any person who may be adversely affected by thebe proposed amendment and wishes to provide relevant Any person may adversely affected theload proposed amendment aluminium smelter arising from the smelting capacity of total theby Kitimat Modernization Project.emissions Theand wishes to p The purpose of who thisincreased application is to increase the daily of sulphur dioxide information may, within 30 days after the last date of posting, publishing, service or display, send written permit amendment will also include word changes associated with minor amendments and those administrainformation may, within daysfrom afterthe theincreased last datesmelting of posting, publishing, service or displa from the aluminium smelter30 arising capacity of the Kitimat comments to tive the in applicant, with a copytoto theapplicant, Director, Environmental Protection atEnvironmental Bag 3726 Alfred at Bag 5 nature. Modernization Project. The permit amendment also include word 5000, changes associated comments the with a copy towill the Director, Protection with minor amendments and identity those administrative in nature. Avenue, Smithers, British Columbia, V0J 2N0. British The of any respondents the of contents of anythingand the c Avenue, Smithers, Columbia, V0J 2N0. The and identity any respondents Any person who may be adversely affected by the proposed amendment and wishes to provide relevant person who may be adversely affected byrecord. the proposed amendment and wishes to submitted in relation to thisAny application will become part of the public submitted in after relation to this application will become part of the public record. information may,provide within 30 days the last date posting, display, send written relevant information may,ofwithin 30 publishing, days after service the lastordate of posting, publishing, comments to theservice applicant, with a copy to written the Director, Environmental Protection with at Bag or display, send comments to the applicant, a 5000, copy 3726 to theAlfred Director, after their win at the All Avenue, Smithers, British Columbia, V0J 2N0. The identity of Alfred any respondents and the contents of anything Environmental Protection at Bag 5000, 3726 Avenue, Smithers, British Columbia, V0J Quinn Bender photo submitted in relation to thisidentity application willrespondents become partand of the record. 2N0.2013. The of any thepublic contents of anything submitted in relation to Dated this day of 22 February Dated this day of 22 February 2013. Kerry Moran, this application will become part of the public record. Kerry Mo Before:
The Haisla Pride team with their Intermediate division trophy Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert.
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Shaun Thomas The defending champion Ahousat Intermediates met some familiar competition in the finals of the 54th All Native Basketball Tournament in the form of the Haisla Pride of Kitamaat. After trading leads in the early going, Kitamaat was up 9-7 through five minutes of play. The two teams kept pace for the remainder of the quarter, which ended 13-11 in favour of the Haisla. Ahousat came out firing on all cylinders in the second, quickly wiping out the Kitamaat lead and turning it into a score of 24-18 in their favour through five minutes of play. Kitamaat went on an 13-4 run late in the quarter to regain the lead and the half finished with the Haisla up34-31. That back and forth contin-
“The time just ran out when we happened to be in the lead.” ued in the third, with Ahousat leading 41-37 through five minutes.when the buzzer sounded to end the third, Ahousat held a six-point 53-47 lead. But the game was far from over - a Kitamaat surge early on put them back in the lead and the two teams would battle for every basket. The game was tied at 59 midway through the quarter, but a 6-2 run put Ahousat in the driver’s seat with 1:25 to play. After a three pointer to pull within one and some strong defense, a foul sent Darren Metz to the line where he went two for two
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The unit in thelead permit, Mg/d, is the same as tonne/day to give the Haisla a used 68-67 The unit used in the permit, Mg/d, is the same as tonne/day with 32 seconds left. When The the unit used in the permit, Mg/d, is the same as tonne/day Haisla pulled down the rebound Kitimat Modernization Project Kitimat Modernization Project Kitimat Modernization Project on a missed Greg Charlie threepointer the crowd erupted, and when Dustin Knaus was fouled and sank both his free throws, the sound was deafening. When the final buzzer sounded , fans rushed the floor to celebrate a 70-67 Kitamaat win. “It feels gratifying. These boys have put years of hard work to deal with this type of pressure in close, tight games,” said Haisla coach Mike RidsE dale, who said in the end the win AP could be attributed to “time”. C ES “The time just ran out when S ER we happened to be in the lead. It H T I was a back and forth game, we SM were up, they were up. Ahousat is a very talented team, they won it last year and made it to the final so you really have to give it to them.” 1
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Four men, no instruments Kathleen Jeffery Four men, four microphones and no instruments is how this group describes itself. Cadence is a fantastic acapella group. Using just their voices they not only sing but also create their own accompanying music. I have witnessed first hand the vocal magic created by Carl, Ross, Lucas and Kurt on the stage. Combining the lyricism of Stan Getz, the sophisticated harmonies of the Count Basie Big Band and the devil-may-care attitude of Louis Prima, this fabulous foursome has been entertaining audiences worldwide for over a decade with their innovative jazz arrangements, genre-
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Allan Francis Egan July 21, 1930 - February 10, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Allan Francis Egan on February 10, 2013. He is predeceased by his parents Lewis and Leontine Egan, brother Terrence Egan and his late wife, Elsie Egan. He is survived by his sisters, Valerie and Maureen; brother, Bryan; children Greg (Marietta), Ron (Marion), and Paula (Kerry); grandchildren Blake, Taylor, Hannah, Piers, Marissa, Marcus, Aliceyn, Trevor, Dale, Ryan and Jenna. In 2005 Allan remarried and is survived by his wife Juanita Dorothy Egan and children Bill (Carole), Kathy, Barbara, Tim (Christina), Van (Tien); grandchildren Trevor, Suzanne, Mitch, Katie, Kenny, Katrina, Vi, Karen, Anne, David, Eric and Glen; great-grandchildren Crystal, Skyla, Linden, Landon, Jakob and Benjamin. Allan moved to Kitimat in 1965. He embranced Kitimat and loved to volunteer in the community with various groups and organizations. Allan will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A celebration of Allan’s life was held at Christ the King Catholic Church on February 15, 2013. The Egan family would like to express their appreciation to everyone who has shown their kindness through thought, deed, or prayer. Special thanks to the Doctors, Nurses, Care-aids, Paramedics and Firefighters.
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Legal Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Creditors and others having claims against the estate of KURT KNOLL, deceased, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned Administrator at #200 - 4630 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, B.C., V8G 1S6 on or before April 24, 2013, after which date the Administrator will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Ramona Annette Knoll, Administrator. Warner Bandstra Brown, Solicitors.
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Marlins perform swimmingly Submitted The four qualified Kitimat Marlins Swim Club swimmers attended the AA short course ((25 meter pool) Swim Provincials recently in Surrey and had some exceptional results. All four swimmers had big personal best times and placed well among the almost 400 swimmers from 49 different BC clubs. Second year swimmer Ben Anker (14) lead the way for the Marlins. Anker achieved three golds in the 14-year-oldboy 100 and 200 meter backstroke and the 200 meter breaststroke. Anker got in the top eight in the 100 meter breaststroke, placing 6th. Anker also
achieved his first AAA Provincial time in the 14-year-old-boy 200 meter backstroke. Anker will now be allowed to compete at the AAA provincials championships short course (25 meter pool) in Victoria in three weeks and long course (50 meter pool) in July in Vancouver. Raychel Davies (12) made top finishes in three events in the 12-year-old-girls category. Davies placed 6th in the 200 butterfly, 6th in the 800 freestyle and 8th in the 400 freestyle. Davies also achieved the AA standard for the next age group up, 13 year old girls, in the 800 meter freestyle. Madisen Szmata (11) competing in the 11-and-under category
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...Over 3500 55+ BC Seniors expected to participate ! swam to four out of five personal best times with her best results coming in the 50 freestyle and 400 freestyle. She placed 14th overall for these events respectively. Morgan Winter-
burn (12) swam to personal best times in all five of her races while competing in the 12-year-old-girls division. Winterburnâ€™s best result came in the 400 freestyle, a 19th place finish.
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