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The District of Port Edward is getting ready for a bright future in the community according to councillor Murray Kristoff. “It is very exciting times for Port Edward. We have a lot of interest from LNG, which is the - Murray Kristoff big one, but there are small proponents looking at us that are by no means small – just smaller than the LNG project,” he said during the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Feb. 20
The Lion Dance kicked off a night ﬁlled with culture and entertainment as the Prince Rupert Chinese Association hosted its annual Chinese New Year celebration on Feb. 24. For more from the evening, see Page 13.
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An act of vandalism on decommissioned electrical transformer stationed on Prince Rupert Port Authority property triggered a joint effort to minimize damage from an oil leak in the Prince Rupert harbour. The port was alerted of a leak on Friday on land the organization acquired last year. Upon investigation it was discovered decommissioned electrical transformers were vandalized, causing a quantity of
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metal from the transformer, likely for sale… Removing metal from an object that’s designed to enclose insulating fluid will cause that fluid to leak,” Michael Gurney, manager of corporate communication for the Prince Rupert Port Authority, said. “We’re concerned about the presence of oil in the environment. The Prince Rupert terrain presents a difficulty because of it’s porous nature. The muskeg absorbs oil… It would essentially become contaminated soil that would need to be removed.” See OIL on Page 2
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Oil clean up continues as RCMP investigate OIL from Page 1 Gurney said an estimation of the quantity of leaked material was not known as of Monday. “It’s still a very early phase of the clean-up, so it’s difficult to estimate how much [leaked] at this point and how long the operation will take to complete. That being said, remarkable progress was made within the first 24 hours after discovering the incident,” he said. Hazardous materials abatement firm Quantum Murray joined with the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation to flush residual oil from the affected area over the weekend, using containment booms and absorbent pads to remove fluid in the water, with standing water onshore being skimmed and hosed into tanker trucks for disposal. Floating booms were also put in place to contain any waterborne pollutants that would reach the harbour. Representatives from engineering firm SNC-Lavalin Environment
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The “vac” (vacuum) trucks skim surface water out of the affected area for safe disposal as part of the clean up effort started over the weekend.
took samples and have planned for continuing environmental monitoring. Gurney said the joint effort could be describe as “efficient, rapid and thorough” as the source of oil encapsulated early Saturday morning, within 48 hours of discovering the
leak. The vandalized transformer is located within private port property, surrounded by fencing. “We will continue to maintain our extensive security and commissionaire report of our security
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The City of Prince Rupert has the costs, design and land set aside for the new emergency services building, now it comes down to where the money will come from. “To build a new emergency services building would cost all of us between a five and six per cent increase in our taxes. The City is trying to be very mindful of the taxpayers,” said mayor Jack Mussallem. “What we are trying to do it see if we can, not indefinitely postpone it, but prolong it to the point where we see some more export terminals and projects come on line to spread the cost out over more properties.” Another uncertainty related to the project is how to go about financing the new building once it proceeds. “Some members of council believe we should have a referendum, and there are members of the public that have stated city council was elected to make these decisions based on the relevant information,” said the mayor. If a referendum is decided upon, Mussallem said the timing could come down to whether or not Jennifer Rice becomes the North Coast MLA in May and whether or not she steps down from council should she win. “If we were to have a by-election some time this year, we could possibly include a referendum to reduce the costs associated with it. We’ll have to wait and see,” he said. “Other than that a proposed referendum, if council decides to proceed that way, would take place with the next municipal election in October or November of 2014.”
◆ MAJOR PROJECTS
City waiting before addressing growth
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“Land in the district will be developed in a very quick way compared to how it has been in the past. Port Edward has been very docile in terms of industrial use for years, but that is changing... Never in our wildest dream did we imagine having something of the magnitude of the LNG terminal located in our community.” Last year the District of Port Edward sold over $1 million of land it held in reserve, and council is preparing for the additional strain future development will have on the resources in the community. “We purchased some bigger tracks of land from the Ministry of Land in Smithers that we will be putting up for sale shortly, likely by the end of the next quarter. We bought 68 acres, so we’re looking at parcelling that out,” he said. “We’re in the process now of re-doing our Official Community Plan to reflect more industrial uses that are coming.” The development proposed for Port Edward should open up the town for further growth, with plans underway for a bypass road that would keep trucks from running through town and residential areas. “It is going to be an expensive chunk of road, but it is going to fundamentally change Port Edward and open up huge chunks of land,” said Kristoff. Should the terminal on Lelu Island proceed, the road leading to North Pacific Cannery would
“We would like to make sure these projects are going to happen before we take taxpayer money and spend it.” - Mayor Jack Mussallem
be upgraded and slightly rerouted, and a bridge would be installed to access the island. In town, Kristoff said council has had discussions with Pacific Northwest LNG about renting the old elementary school to be renovated for office space. As well, the Port Edward Harbour Authority is undertaking a project that would allow heavier trucks and larger loads to access the docks across the tracks. Kristoff said the increased interest in Port Edward comes down to one thing: Location, location, location. “We’re near the water, we’re near the tracks and I think that is getting around to a lot of people,” he said. Meanwhile, Prince Rupert, mayor Jack Mussallem said the City is working to get ready for the influx of people to come. “We would like to make sure these projects are going to happen before we take taxpayer money and spend it, but there are a variety of things to consider,” he told the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce
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Seniors working toward increasing their mobility can do so more conveniently thanks to a partnership between Northern Health and the Prince Rupert Hospital Auxiliary. The groups joined together and donated $12,500 to purchase parallel bars for Acropolis Manner, so residents aren’t required to travel to the rehab department at the hospital to utilize the same equipment. Pictured is Acropolis resident Marguerite Lloyd, front, physiotherapist Bruce Mullin, second from left, members of the auxiliary in blue vests and Acropolis staff on both ends of line.
on Feb. 20. “We would consider the need for increased health care. We would consider the need for increased police services, along with increased fire and rescue services. We would look at if there is something we can do to support the community at large and the development of these terminals though having education facilities providing the training that these jobs need.” In addition to looking at increasing resources within the community, Mussallem said council is considering expanding the boundaries of the municipality as a whole.
“Projects outside of the community boundary are totally reliant on the community for everything and all of the services. Another reason you would do a boundary expansion is because you want to ensure orderly development. You also want the taxation because they rely on the services in Prince Rupert,” he said. City staff is currently in discussions with communities that have experienced a sudden surge in population related to industrial growth, places like Kitimat, Fort St. John and Fort McMurray, to report to council about what can be done to
prepare. And while planning for the future, Mussallem said the City acknowledges there are still concerns that need to be dealt with in the present. “We would like to develop new parts of town, but we do need to maintain what we have now,” he said, alluding to the aging water and sewer infrastructure that, in some cases, is a century old. “I wish our infrastructure were better going forward because we are about to see a lot of development and big projects.” See Page 4 for a list of projects proposed for the North Coast.
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All Native a huge success By Shaun Thomas The Northern View
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It was the second of 10 weeks of hearings on the Enbridge Northern Gateway as Dr. Walter Pearson and Dr. Al Maki were among those questioned by members of the Gitxaala Nation, Haisla Nation, MP Nathan Cullen and others.
By all measures, the 54th annual All Native Basketball Tournament was a resounding success. “Fan support this year was definitely up. We sold out the opening ceremonies, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday were all sold out. We actually had to turn people away who showed up for the opening and the finals this year, which is impressive when you consider how many people fit in the gym,” said tournament president Peter Haugan. In total, organizers sold 600 season tickets this year, up from 550 sold in 2012. Haugan said the growth in popularity can be attributed to a change in how the tournament runs. “The rule change we made three years ago to take out the ‘ringer rule’ made a huge difference in terms of villages being
able to compete for the championship,” he said. “The tournament gets stronger as more villages are able to compete. For example, Kitkatla hasn’t been in the finals for years but they almost won it this year… The number of season passes sold shows the impact of competitive village teams.” The thousands of additional people in town opens up the possibility to crime and violence, but Cst. Matt Ericson said that was not the case in 2013. “There were no major incidents handled by the RCMP, things went really smoothly,” he said. With 2013 in the books, Haugan said the committee as a whole is looking ahead to 2014. “We’re looking for next year’s tournament to be even better than this year,” he said.
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A look at the developments planned for the North Coast By Quinn Bender The Northern View As people around the North Coast discuss major construction projects planned for or related to Prince Rupert, The Northern View has compiled a list of all projects. -----------------------------Progress Energy Project: LNG Terminal on Lelu Island Project: An LNG terminal on Lelu Island processing up to 12-million tonnes of liquid natural gas fed through Trans Canada’s pipeline from Northeastern BC for shipment to Asian markets. Status: Environmental Assessment underway The Comprehensive feasibility study for the Pacific Northwest LNG terminal was completed in December. Proponents Petronas and Progress Energy are now carrying on to the pre frontend engineering design phase (Pre-FEED) to provide certainty around project scope and a further understanding of construction time lines, costs and labour force requirements. The project description was submitted to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency last week, and public consultation in the project has now begun. Progress is highly confident a final investment decision will be made in late 2014 with the first shipment of LNG in 2018. Cost: $11 billion Construction Phase: Early 2015 to 2018 Construction Jobs: 3,000 to 3,500 Permanent Jobs: 200 ------------------------------BG Group Project: LNG Terminal on Ridley Island Project: Potential LNG terminal on Ridley Island for western Canadian gas onto ships bound for consumers in Japan, South Korea and China. Status: BG Group has secured access to a 200-acre section of land on Ridley Island, but the project is very early in the feasibility stage. The company commenced discussions with community and First Nations groups last September. Some environmental assessment work on site has been done, as well as noise and other monitoring in Port Edward. The company won’t make a final investment decision until the middle of the decade. Due to the long construction phase , and it is a long construction period, if the project gets the green light it’s unlikely LNG will be shipped until the end of the decade or early 20s. Construction Phase: 2015-16
to 2019-20 Construction jobs: 3,500 at peak Operations Start: 2019 to 2020 Jobs: 400 to 600; 90 to 95 per cent skilled labour ------------------------------Prince Rupert Port Authority Project: Ridley Island Road, Rail Utility Corridor Project: An infrastructure project for future terminal developments that will extend current limits of road and rail service to loop the perimeter of Ridley Island. Phase 1 will see a road and five rail lines installed (three inbound and two outbound). Each 8.25 kilometre rail loop will have the capacity to hold 450 rail cars each, or 2,250 combined at any given time, to handle current demand. Phase 2 of the project, the full build out, is contingent on demand from terminal projects moving from the conceptual to construction phase, such as the BG LNG terminal. Phase 2 would add 14 more incoming tracks and 12 more outgoing. Status: Construction. Ground breaking ceremony expected early March. Cost: $90 Million Construction Phase: Feb. 1, 2013 to Dec. 2014 Construction Jobs: 90 Direct Jobs: Maintenance and management, undetermined -----------------------------WatCo Project: Watson Island ReDevelopment Project: Redeveloping an abandoned 100-hectare, fully serviced and electrified mill on Watson Island into a seaport terminal and supporting industrial park. Status: In 2010 The City of Prince Rupert seized the property from its Chinese owner, Sun Wave Forest Products, for unpaid taxes after the company sat on the property for five years without fulfilling its plan to reopen the mill. Last December a judge granted the City its right to sell the property to WatCo, but that deal might have to wait until the process of Sun Wave’s appeal runs its course. If the appeal fails, WatCo plans to buy the island for $5.5 million and cover the cleanup cost of an estimated at $47-million to $200-million. WatCo chief operating officer Tanner Elton said the old mill needs to be remediated within the next year to prevent an immanent spill that will make remediating the site unrealistic. At press time WatCo representatives were in China and declined to comment on project details until the legal matter is
resolved. ----------------------Pinnacle Renewable Resources Project: Pellet Export Terminal Project: The terminal will provide the capacity to export two million tonnes of wood pellets annually, creating a strategic trade gateway for the expanding bio-fuel industry across Northern British Columbia. The water-front site will consist of four 15,000-tonne pellet silos standing 39 metres high made of galvanized steel, a tower housing a bucket elevator and a series of conveyors to load the silos and ships that would dock at Westview Terminal. Status: Construction in progress. Cost: $43 million Construction jobs: 60 Operational Start: Fall 2014 Direct Jobs: 12 to 24 ----------------------Canpotex Project: Potash Export Terminal Project: A potash export terminal. The terminal calls for dock and marine infrastructure to receive 180,000 tonne vessels, a 180,000 tonne potash storage building with conveyor and dust collection system, an automated railcar unloading and conveyor system and buildings for administration, maintenance, personnel in addition to site services like water and hydro. Status: The Ministry of Environment approved the Environmental Assessment, but no further updates have been released by Canpotex. Construction Phase: Early 2014 to Late 2017 Construction Jobs: 250 to 300 Operations Start: 2017 Direct Jobs: 80 to 100 ------------------------------Maher Terminals Project: Fairview Terminal Phase 2 Expansion Project Project: Quadruple the capacity of the Fairview Terminal. The project will extend the existing wharf structure and expand the onshore terminal. the project calls for the infilling of 11.1 hectares of marine environment, the construction of additional wharf, container yard and intermodal yard space, the removal and relocation 14 rail tracks within the intermodal yard for a total of approximately 14,000 metres of rail, dredging and at-sea disposal and construction of two rail siding that require infilling above and below the high water mark. The project also calls for the construction of a road linking Fairview Terminal to Ridley Island. Once complete, the expanded
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Work on the Pinnacle Renewable Energy pellet export terminal is underway, while a number of other projects are proposed.
terminal will lay farther south and accommodate up to 14 vessels per week and 10 train movements per day. Status: Permitting. Environment Canada approved the Environmental Assessment Jan 25. The project is now with Fisheries and Oceans Canada for permitting review. Construction date and worker requirements unknown. Cost: $30 million to $42 million
launched a website, energyforbc. ca and will soon be commencing a series of open houses along the proposed route. Cost: $6 to $8 billion Construction Phase: 2015 to 2019 Construction Jobs: 4,000 Operational Start: 2019 Direct Jobs: 50 to 60 -----------------------------TransCanada Corporation Project: Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project
-----------------------------Spectra Energy Project: Natural Gas Pipeline Project: An 850-kilometre natural gas pipeline transporting up to 4.2 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas vapour from Northeastern BC to BG Group’s proposed terminal on Ridley Island. The two companies will each own 50 per cent of the pipeline. Status: The next several years will be spent conferring with stakeholders and working through the permitting process. Spectra Energy is currently in the pre-application stage, and has completed the first step which is the filing of a project description, which it did in October 2012. Based on the results of these efforts, project construction is currently expected to commence middecade, with service starting by the end of the decade. Spectra has
Project: A 750-kilometre pipeline from Northeastern BC to the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG export terminal on Lelu Island in Port Edward. TransCanada will own 100 per cent of the pipeline. Status: Progress and TransCanada expect to finalize definitive agreements in early 2013, subject to approvals by their respective Boards. The company began Aboriginal and stakeholder consultations in January in part to help determine the most favourable route for the pipeline. Currently stakeholder consultations are ongoing, and the company seeking regulatory approvals by 2015. Cost: $5 billion Construction Phase: 2015 to late 2018 Construction Jobs: 2 , 5 0 0 total pipeline; 350 within 100 km radius of Prince Rupert
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◆ REPLACEMENT NAMED
Coons out as ferries critic By Shaun Thomas The Northern View As his exit from provincial politics nears, North Coast MLA Gary Coons has been replaced as the NDP critic for BC Ferries and Coastal Communities. It was announced on Feb. 21 NDP leader Adrian Dix had appointed Esquimalt – Royal Roads MLA Maurine Karagianis to the portfolio, though Coons said he will assist while still in office. “Maurine and I have worked together for a transition for the last 3-4 months, meeting with stakeholders and looking at a template of where we need to go with BC Ferries. I will remain in the capacity as Deputy-Critic on the Ferries file and hope to help in any transitional stage that may happen after May 14,” said Coons. “It has been an interesting file and one that is so important to not only ferry dependent communities and those that rely on the service, but to the economy of British Columbia... I can depart knowing that we are working hard, with many stakeholders to transform BC Ferries back to an entity that works for British Columbians.”
According to Karagianis, there needs to be a change in how the former Crown Corporation is run. “As we move closer to the election, the future of BC Ferries is a great concern to people in ferry dependent communities. Under the Liberal government we have seen fares skyrocket, ridership drop and service levels reduced,” she said. “We’re going to have to take a close look at how to ensure this service remains affordable and accessible to people in coastal communities... B.C. Ferries is a vital part of our provincial transportation infrastructure, and we need to ensure that the service is there to serve our communities, just like bridges, rail and roads.” Coons served as ferry critic for much of his time in office, and said he is leaving the position with many questions about the company’s future still unanswered. “There are many pieces to the ferry puzzle, the middle piece is a long-term vision. The other pieces - some we know but many we don’t – include $1.3 billion in debt, $72 million per year of interest on that debt, committed projects and contracts, ridership, fuel costs and affordability,” he
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Students at Prince Rupert Middle School have been going over methods to combat bullying both as victims and witnesses in preparation for AntiBullying Day. Students have signed pledges not to bully and offered methods they will use to combat any bullying they witness. Students and teachers will be wearing pink shirts on Feb. 27 in support of the province-wide event.
said. “We need to do a full review of BC Ferries, put together an actual working group, do a
forensic study on the fleet, create a long term vision with the various stakeholders and then put the pieces back together.”
◆ MONDAY MORNING SHAKE
Quakes and aftershocks continue off Haida Gwaii
By Shaun Thomas The Northern View The waters off Haida Gwaii continue to tremble as another
earthquake hit the North Coast early this week. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a magnitude 4.4 earthquake struck 134
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How ready are we for the boom?
earing Port Edward councillor Murray Kristoff and Prince Rupert mayor Jack Mussallem speak at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Wednesday, I couldn’t help but notice how different the two communities are handling the potential boom coming to the north coast. Port Edward seems to be taking an aggressive approach to development - buying additional land, Shaun Thomas beefing up access to the dock, reviewing the Official Community Plan and talking with companies about a road to open up more of the town. Prince Rupert, on the other hand, seems to be taking much more of a wait-and-see approach, with no concrete plans to speak of. Mayor Mussallem said the City “would consider” things like increased policing and health care and was talking to other towns that experienced a boom, like Kitimat and Fort St. John, but I didn’t get the impression there were solid plans in place should the thousands upon thousands of workers needed for projects proposed in the area come to town. There is certainly something to be said for playing it cautiously, but there is also something to be said for preparedness. As you can see on Page 4 of this Prince Rupert Northern View, the sheer number of workers needed for even half of the expected projects boggles the mind. Without taking into account workers needed for the Phase 2 expansion of Fairview Terminal or the conversion of Watson Island to a private port, there are more than 6,000 positions needing to be filled — roughly half of the current population of Prince Rupert. When you take those two projects into account I don’t doubt the actual number is closer to 8,000. To handle those kinds of numbers, the City needs to start preparing now. No, we don’t need to bring in the extra police or extra health care workers now, but those plans should be — to use a popular construction phrase — shovel-ready plans. If and when the LNG projects get the green light and Canpotex and the Prince Rupert Port Authority announce their terminal and Phase 2 expansion respectively, getting the community ready should be as simple as following the plan. Prince Rupert has a huge opportunity for an economic boom in the next five to 10 years the likes of which may never be seen in the area again. It’s not something we can take for granted, or take lightly.
Time for Prince Rupert to write the play
rince Rupert, Act III, Scene 1. To NDP or not to NDP, that is the question Whether it is nobler in the mind of Prince Rupert unionists to suffer the slings and arrows of their NDP rulers or to take up arms against outrageous environmentalism. And by opposing end them: to jobs, to prosperity. A transpositional paraphrasing of Shakespeare’s greatest philosophic question in Hamlet to be sure, but it asks a simple question of Prince Rupert union members and voters: Economic suicide or not economic suicide? That is the question. The key premise to a Shakespearean three-act drama is relatively simple. Introduce the characters, put them into a position they’ll never get out of, and finally, get them out. Here is Prince Rupert’s drama and their authors:
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Act 1: ProsCoast economy perity in the cannot afford a future, Charles twist, cliffhanger Hays; or another sequel Act 2: Ecoof the past 10 nomic collapse: years. pulp mill and Yet, they seem fishing clohell-bent on either sures; Jean delaying or denyChretien et. al; ing Prince Rupert Act 3: the prosperity we Prince Rupert can easily see on as Canada’s the horizon or Asian Gateway, as Charles Hays author to be depromised, and the Todd Hamilton cided. economic future Aye, as this city deserves S h a ke s p e a r e and needs. Most wrote, there is the rub. succinctly, and simply, Liquid Prince Rupert’s third act is Natural Gas [LNG] terminals in yet to be written, however, NDP this riding. MP Nathan Cullen and NDP Or to quote Mr. Cullen: “... MLA-in-waiting Jennifer Rice would you allow 10 or 15 projseemingly say they have the ects to come into the [his ridonly pens and our only chance ing]? No.” of getting Prince Rupert out of Or to quote MLA-in-waiting a fourth act twist, an inevitable Prince Rupert city councillor cliffhanger or sequel. Jennifer Rice, “[not a damn Prince Rupert and the North thing on LNG]”
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To be fair, outside of “no” to any development, and a fear-mongering, near-hysteric, megaphoned diatribe against a long-proposed oil pipeline without an alternative solution, the 15 months into a 36-month term rookie councillor has not weighed in on what could be the LNG lynchpin of Prince Rupert’s economic life. As much as they argue, it appears Rice and Cullen know how to keep us in Scene 2 of a drama, but have no answers for Scene 3 — getting us out. And while one may quote MacBeth at this point and suggest, methinks they doth protest too much, Hamlet’s Prince Rupert paraphrased question remains: Jobs or no jobs. That is the question. Rice and Cullen are only actors. Prince Rupert should write the play.
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Play criticism uncalled for
Editor: Re: Prince Rupert school board defends “sexually suggestive” high school play. I was saddened to see that a colleague of Ms. O’Toole found it necessary to file a written complaint with the school district regarding her choice of musicals. I know for a fact that Ms. O’Toole spends a lot of time and takes a lot of care when choosing a play each year. She reads scripts all summer (on her vacation) looking for an appropriate play that has the right number of male and female roles that will showcase the strengths of the students she will have that year. She has even written in extra parts so that every student will have a role to play. While there are many other musicals, after 20+ years of teaching drama she has already directed most of them. It is difficult to find a musical that is fresh and new that will appeal to the students. Legally Blonde - the Musical has been on Broadway, just as many of the other musicals Ms. O’Toole directed have been. If Ms. Hague believes that “acting” in a play will encourage the youth of Prince Rupert to become the characters
“What I saw were young people proud and excited to be in this production.” - Barbara Taylor they portray, she obviously does not have much respect for the young people in her community. The arts are about stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things. Musical theatre and drama allow actors to express themselves in a safe and positive manner. It is “inappropriate” to attack the arts when the youth of today are exposed to much worse sex and violence every day in all types of media while nobody blinks an eye. I flew up to Prince Rupert with the express purpose of attending this musical. Ms. O’Toole is my sister and this was the first time I have had the opportunity to see one of her productions. I attended every night. What I saw were young people that were proud and excited to be in this production. The performance
on the stage is a small portion of what is involved in being in a musical. These kids have learned the meaning of hard mental and physical work as well as punctuality, reliability, teamwork and what it means when one makes a commitment. They have had to juggle rehearsal and work schedules and get their homework done. They have not learned to be promiscuous or crude; on the contrary, they have learned life skills. Something most of our educational system does not provide. In closing, I would like to say that teachers that give hundreds of hours of their own time because they are passionate about what they do, and genuinely care about their students, are few and far between. I would not blame Ms. O’Toole for choosing not to direct another musical, but if this were the case it would be the community of Prince Rupert’s loss. I doubt that one person who complained about this musical donates a fraction of the time Ms. O’Toole does to their community — I know that our community would love to have her. Barbara Taylor
Rice is in a conflict of interest Editor: Re: Jennifer Rice should step down from council Jennifer Rice holding both council seat and MLA seat. It is almost a given that the NDP will again represent the North Coast and that Jennifer Rice will be our next MLA. Although there is no
legislation that forbids an MLA from holding a seat on municipal council I was a little shocked that Ms Rice said she was not sure if she would vacate her council seat after the election. This to me would indicate that Ms. Rice would not be a devoted MLA representing the
whole riding. I believe that Ms. Rice should vacate her seat to show transparency during her tenure and avoid any perceived conflicts of interest. I do not think that she would be able to give her full attention to both appointments. Len Lovering
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ate last week the Port Authority responded to an act of vandalism on a property it acquired last year. Despite taking immediate action, the resulting environmental incident will require a significant amount of time and resources to address fully. The incident was foreshadowed by a separate, but unrelated, issue. Two weeks ago, the Prince Rupert Port Authority observed a rainbowcoloured sheen in Prince Rupert’s harbour. After investigation, the sheen was found to be emanating from creosote-soaked rail ties scheduled for installation as part of a rail upgrade project. One week later, the Port Authority was contacted by the Coast Guard Environmental Response Centre to report the presence of emulsified oil in the vicinity of Fairview Bay. The Port Authority contracted hazardous materials abatement firm Quantum Murray, which flew experts to Prince Rupert to assess the situation. Observation showed oil trickling down a hillside towards the foreshore. The source of the leaking oil was determined to be three decommissioned electrical transformers on a waterfront industrial property near the Fairview Container Terminal. The transformers had been breeched during an act of vandalism, causing insulating fluid to leak into the surrounding environment. Although the porous muskeg in the area absorbed much of the fluid, a certain quantity of oil trickled under the nearby rail ballast and entered the harbour. First responders from Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) arrived onsite on Thursday. They began containing waterborne pollutants by surrounding the affected area with floating booms, and began working with Quantum Murray to flush residual oil from the foreshore. The Port Authority also contracted SNC-Lavalin Environment, an engineering firm. SNC is collecting soil samples from the site and will be engaged in ongoing environmental monitoring. By Saturday night, the source of the contamination—the decommissioned transformers—was fully wrapped to prevent rainwater from driving more oil into the muskeg. On Monday morning, WCMRC began to constrict the area of its booms and absorbent pads, making it easier to skim the remaining contaminants from the water. A roadway to the transformer site was completed, allowing the passage of heavy machinery that sucked up remaining fluid. As the oil recovery phase winds down, full environmental remediation of the foreshore will begin later this week. It’s not yet known how long this process—which involves removal of contaminated soil—will take. “The response to this environmental incident has been executed in a professional and sophisticated manner by our partner agencies,” said Gary Paulson, Vice President of Operations and Harbour Master for the Prince Rupert Port Authority. “This incident reinforces the need for the continued vigilance and emergency preparedness the Port Authority provides. It also highlights the impressive capacities of our partners to effectively respond to any situation, protecting life, limb, and the integrity of our environment.” Re:port is a collaborative promotional venture by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and The Northern View.
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◆ A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE
◆ LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
I have always been a fan and participant in musical theatre, and as soon as the two high schools merged, I was overjoyed in the fact that I would be able to be a part of Alison O’Toole’s annual musical production. I took part in last year’s Chicago, and was absolutely ecstatic to land a lead part in this year’s Legally Blonde: The Musical. Perhaps that makes me bias over my opinion of Catharine Hague’s complaint to the School Board about the musical, naming it “inappropriate” and “sexually-suggestive”. During practices, Mrs. O’Toole, never made us do anything we were uncomfortable with. She was supportive of the fact that it is hard to get on stage in front of a hundred people, and didn’t push us to do anything that we didn’t want to do. None of us (students)
Editor: After having lived in Prince Rupert for almost 24 years, I left a great position at Northwest Community College, sold my ocean-view home and moved to Ontario’s wine country to start a new adventure. Although it was the right move for me at this point in my life, I feel so blessed for having lived in Prince Rupert. From the day I arrived in January 1989, people were nothing but welcoming and friendly and it remained that way until I left late in September. I share this with you because it’s easy to forget what a jewel Prince Rupert is. When I describe Prince Rupert and the northwest to my new colleagues and friends in Ontario, they look at me with utter shock and ask how I could have ever left such a beautiful area. I am forever mindful of the pristine beauty, clean air, unclogged roadways, and fresh fish (Boy, I miss the fish!) that I left behind. I have incredibly fond memories of the special places in Prince Rupert: Butze Rapid Trail, the walk along the ocean front, The Crest, Cow Bay Café, Homework, the friendly folks at our grocery stores, Cow Bay Gift Galley, Cow Bay Café, our fantastic library, the PAC, etc. I could go on and on, but most importantly, it’s the people I will remember the most. Prince Rupert and the northwest truly is one of the friendliest places I have ever lived and worked. Through my work at NWCC, I was fortunate to have worked with colleagues in Haida Gwaii, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton, Smithers, and Houston, and the people there were as equally warm and welcoming. Northwestern B.C. is a gem! Prince Rupert and its wonderful folks will live forever in my heart, and to those friends, neighbours, colleagues, and former students that I did not have a chance to say farewell, please know, that I am grateful to have had you in my life. Lianne Gagnon (Always a Rupertite in spirit)
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Student actor says nothing was wrong with Legally Blonde ever objected to any of the coarse language which was used in the scripts because, just as Tina Last stated, “ Unfortunately our children learn at an early age all types of things we wouldn’t like them to know about through TV, social media and on the streets.” So, it was really nothing new to us. In fact, it was kind of a cleaner version of language most of us use everyday. Although that does not justify our use of bad language, I do not think that hearing it in a high school musical is going to corrupt us or any younger children in any way. Hague also mentioned in her complaint “there are other wonderful musicals that can be presented to an audience.” However, O’Toole has already directed 18 different musicals, so that limits the list to choose from. If a musical is currently on Broadway,
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◆ CELEBRATING BUSINESS
Chamber hands out Business Excellence Awards By Martina Perry The Northern View
“It’s really special to see these people nominated and win.”
Stars of the Prince Rupert business community gathered at the Crest Hotel over the week for this year’s Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence - Jason Scherr Awards that saw hardworking people recognized for their efforts. “[The winners] are an amazing group of businesses, organizations and individuals. It’s really special to see these people get nominated and win,” Jason Scherr, President of the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce, said after the presentation concluded on Saturday evening. “The role of the Chamber is to help build a diverse, competitive business environment to enhance the quality of life in Prince Rupert. I think this collection of people are working toward that goal.” Over 200 nominations came in this year for a variety of businesses, with 950 people voting for their favourites. Scherr said he considers this year’s Chamber Award voting numbers a runaway success. “I think that speaks volumes to the Chamber’s engagement in the community this year,” he said.
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Clockwise: Phat Tran, Danny Nguyen, Amy Dopson, and Dannycia Harris. Chrystopher Thompson of PAC10 Tutoring accept the Aboriginal Business of the Year Award; Paula Amorim Stephens and Scott Farwell from the Crest accept the Excellence in Customer Service Award; Tom Cheng and Steven Tao of the Rupert Square Mall accept the Newsmaker of the Year Award; Bev Killbery and Barb Gruber, on behalf of the Prince Rupert Special Events Society, accept the Volunteer Organization of the Year Award; Corey Stephens of the Metlakatla Development Corporation accepts the Green Award for the Metlakatla Wilderness Trail; Ron German and captain Jared Meers of the Prince Rupert Rampage accept the Community Involvement Award; John Farrell, on behalf of Cow Bay CafeÂ´, accepts the Small Business of the Year - Hospitality along with Award sponsor Rosa Miller of Northern Savings Credit Union.
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Environmental assessment now underway By Martina Perry The Northern View
Simone Ionita and Colleen Hermanson of the Kaien Anti-Poverty Society (second and third from left) present a certificate of appreciation to Overwaitea manager Dan Hansen and staff in recognition of one year of contributing to the food share program.
The Pacific Northwest LNG project has entered its environmental assessment phase, and people are being encouraged to voice their opinions or concerns on the project. “This is an important step of a rigorous review that has to be done in order to get approval,” said Pacific Northwest LNG spokesperson Greg Kist. “It’s important to start the process early and get as much input and involvement as early as we can in the process.” Progress Energy Canada Ltd. is hoping to build and operate a liquefied natural gas facility on Lelu Island with lands and waters under the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s jurisdiction. The project will also need portions of Stapledon Island for private road and bridge access to the island, and a small parcel of private land on the mainland where the proposed road would connect to the provincial highway. Components necessary for the pipeline and dock to transport liquefied natural gas include a 2.7 kilometre long conventional trestle with a control room, loading and off-loading equipment, cryogenic piping and other supporting infrastructure. Also needed would be two LNG carrier berths, a LPG storage tank and import berth for LPG and other materials, and bunker file storage and loading equipment. When completed, the facility would receive approximately three billion cubic feet per day of pipeline grade natural gas and would produce up to 18 million tonnes per annum of LNG. Because the facility is expected to operate year-round, the daily processing capacity is about 49,315 tonnes per day. In the first phase of the project an estimated one LNG carrier would be berthed at the terminal every two days, increasing to one a day at full build out. The largest vessel the terminal would be designed to accommodate would be 315 metres in length, 50 metres wide and 12 metres draught. As part of the first phase of the regulatory process, the Project Description is made available for public comments. “Effectively anyone who would like to participate in the process or has questions about it can provide comments back on the project description,” said Kist. Pacific Northwest LNG is expected to cost between $9 and $11 billion to establish, and will require an estimated 3,500 construction workers at the peak of development. Once the project is in the operational phase, it’s estimated to employ 200 and 300 people over its estimated 30 years of operation while creating indirect jobs as well. Comments on the project must be received by March 11 and can be e-mailed to GNLPacificNorthwestLNG@ceaa-acee.gc.ca. The full project description can be found online at www. ceaa-acee.gc.ca registry reference number 80032.
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Clockwise from top left: The Chinese Angels - Tylie Wong, Alene Wong and Crystal Vallee - make their way to Shanghai to rescue the kidnapped children of Prince Rupert as part of a play; Emarie Lok and Melissa Luc dance; as Henry Vo stands on his head, Kohen and Kai Chan jump over him and kick balloons held by other Tae Kwon Do students; Alice Wong sings opera; Catherine Phuong performs ballet.
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◆ HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS
Rainmakers senior boys win zone, off to provincials By Martina Perry The Northern View After dominating at zones last weekend, the Charles Hays Secondary School Senior boys basketball team will be competing at the B.C. Championships in Kamloops. Although only the Rainmakers and Smithers competed in the “AA” zones due to Terrace having a “AAA” team, and Kitimat not having a team this year, the boys proved they were deserving of the zone banner by winning every game they played. Senior boy’s coach Mel Bishop says the boy’s defensive pressure wore Smithers down at the end. “The team is really fit. The
kids have played hard this year,” Bishop said. In the first game of the zones, the Rainmakers annihilated Smithers 75 - 41, with the Chris Mair and Graham Morgan being the high scorers of the game. “Graham Morgan had a very good weekend. He played consistently,” Bishop said. On Saturday afternoon the teams faced off again, with Prince Rupert coming out on top for the second time. The game was a lot closer the second time around, with the final score being 61 - 56. The Rainmaker’s high scorers were Mair again, and Drew Robinson. In the final game of zones the Rainmakers proved themselves once again, beating Smithers
63 - 48. Mair and Robinson were once again the team’s high scorers of the game. Bishop said he was impressed with the team’s rebounding in this game, with Robinson getting 13 rebounds, and Garrett Kobza having 11. “Kobza really rebounded well over the weekend, and really helped us... He helped us defensively as well,” he said. The Rainmaker’s Chris Mair was named the tournament MVP, with Jagveer Minhas winning the Best Defensive Player title. Garrett Kobza and Drew Robinson were named tournament all-stars. The boys will play their first game at the B.C. Championships on March 6.
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Chris Mair looks to drive past the Smithers defense during zone competition ion Saturday afternoon.
◆ ON THE ICE
Terrace team wins A event in Ladies curling Bonspiel By Martina Perry The Northern View A dozen teams from the region, mainly from Prince Rupert and Terrace, competed in the annual Ladies Bonspiel over the weekend. Winning every game they played was Terrace team consisting of skip Aina Pettersen, third Vicki Gardiner, second Claudia Brand and lead Avery Dejong. The ladies beat out the Griffith rink 7-5 in the
A event’s final game. Placing tops in the B event was one of Prince Rupert’s teams, led by skip Katie Wahl. Wahl and her teammates Jessica Bernhardt, third, Cherie Malthus, second, and Kristal Le, lead, beat out the Brousseau rink 7-6. Wahl and Bernhardt also organized the bonspiel. The C event winners consisted of skip Janet Sheppard, third Helena Adolph, second Cynthia
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Liu wins third straight national doubles championship By Shaun Thomas The Northern View Repeating as the national champion in any sport is a difficult feat, but winning the top title in the country three years in a row is something special. There is, however, one Prince Rupert athlete that can lay claim to being a three-time Canadian champion and Adrian Liu and his partner Derrick Ng became backto-back-to-back Men’s Doubles Badminton national champions earlier this month in Gatineau Quebec. After making it to the final without losing a single set, Liu and NG defeat Nathan Choi and Alvin Lau of Vancouver in straight sets 21-15 and 21-9. “To win my third national title in a row was a feeling of something
so unreal. I thought after defending our title in 2012 against a fellow national team member in a nail biting close three sets was a true feeling of relief but I was wrong. Proving our dominance throughout this national championships was truly one of the top highlights of our career thus far,” said Liu. “The difference in this years final compared to the 2012 final was the level of focus and preparation. Last year we were travelling quite a bit to try and qualify for the Olympics so although nationals was important it was still 2nd priority. But this year it sat on the top of our list, seeing as we are only competing half as much as we did during Olympic qualifying year.” With the national championships now complete Liu and Ng are turning their immediate attention
to the Sudirman Cup in Malaysia in May, but they’re long term goal is a much larger international stage. “Our main focus is to try and secure funding and get jobs to try and earn/save up money for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. This makes opportunities to train outside the country to improve our game play and knowledge very hard, but nothing comes easy,” said Liu, who said he is proud of his roots. “To come from a small town and represent Prince Rupert on the national/international stage brings me such great honour and pride. To show the big city what a small town can produce with the instillment from past mentors and coaches and what a little hard work and a lot of heart can do... Without all of you my achievements would not have been possible.”
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Limited to 4 The Prince Rupert Middle School Storm traveled to Kitimat on the weekend of Feb. 16 and came home with the championship banner after defeating Skeena in the ﬁnals by a score of 40-32. This is the second year in a row PRMS has won the zones. Front Row - Cody Scheaffer, Quinn Leighton, Kolby Jones. Middle row - Matthew Gladstone, James Benner, Rylan Eaton-Nelson, Maninder Sidhu, Ben Rabel, Kevin Gladstone. Back row - Noah Martin, Connor Nelson, Ryan Leighton (ﬁll-in coach). Missing: Erik Langille, Dylan Mackenzie and coaches, Roberta Edzerza and Judy Carlick.
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By Shaun Thomas The Northern View With just 11 days left in fan voting, Prince Rupert’s Frank Slubowski is sitting in third among all candidates for the most prestigious award in National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) hockey. So far Slubowski, who is in his second year with the University of Western Michigan Broncos, has amassed 7,945 votes. He is trailing only Johnny Gaudreau of Boston College and Corbon Knight of North Dakota in fan voting. So far this year Slubowski has started in 30 games for the Broncos, sporting a record of 18-7-5. This year he has a 1.76 goals against average with a .924 save percentage, bringing his two year stats to a 1.9 goals against and a .917 save percentage. At the same time, Slubowski is excelling in his academic career with a 3.54 grade point average in his management
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Frank Slubowski, seen accepting the CCHA playoff MVP trophy last year, remains in the top three of Hobey Baker Award voting.
studies. Fan voting for the Hobey Baker Award ends on March 11. People wanting to support Slubowski can visit w w w. v o t e f o r h o b e y. c o m , and can vote once every 24 hours. The top 10 will be
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Celebrating the maple leaf…
On Feb. 15, the grade one/two class of Conrad Elementary School celebrated National flag day. Canada’s National Flag was officially proclaimed in February 15, 1965. Our flag is now 48. Mae Jong-Bowles / The Northern View
Sr. Centre Notes By Donna The Northern View Monday Cribbage: 1st - S. Paulson & J. Strand, 2nd - M. Niesh & A. Rachuk, 3rd - E. Chan & M. Weir. Thursday Crib: 1st D. Currie, S. Helgason, 2nd - J. Christison and M. Dickens, C. Dickens and E. Page. Way to go! Seniors Centre Pancake Breakfast: Sunday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to noon. Everyone welcome. Our AGM is Tuesday, March 12 at 10 a.m. Everyone welcome. We had a good showing at Foot Care on Tuesday and there were some new faces through our door which is always nice to see. Thank you Rosemary. Glennis is preparing income taxes for seniors at the Seniors’ Centre once again. Her hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11 a.m. to one p.m. (excluding Monday, March 4). Please remember to bring all your papers with you! We have a wonderful computer room at our Centre, with brand new computers, touch screen even. We also have WiFi. If you don’t know what I’m talking about but want to learn all about it maybe we can help you. We are on the search for a few computer mentors to help Dawn out with lessons so we can teach beginners like you or help you with your e-mail etc. Come down and see us and I’ll take your name/info in hopes of setting you up with a mentor.
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Exchange teacher shares experience By Martina Perry The Northern View Australian exchange teacher Maureen Murray said if she had to use one word to describe Prince Rupert it would be friendly. Murray is from Wodonga in Victoria, the southern Australian state, and has been teaching in Australia for six years. This year she is trading places with a teacher at Annunciation School. Murray came to Prince Rupert through the Victorian International Teaching Fellowship, a program where educators switch teaching positions and housing for a one year period. The aim of the program is to bring new ideas into both systems. “I’ll see what differences there are from Australia and what good ideas I might take home with me,” she said. Murray began her time in Prince Rupert just before the new year, switching positions and homes with Annunciation
Grade 1 teacher Beth ArmstrongBewick. When she applied for the program, she said her first choice of country was Canada. “I’ve always wanted to come to Canada. It’s one of the places that’s really hard to get to when you’re in Australia,” she said, adding when it’s summer holidays in Australia, it’s winter in Canada. “The lifestyle interested me, but more importantly was the wildlife and environment. It’s completely different from the southern regions in Australia,” she said. “The mountains and scenery [were intriguing for me]. I love anything natural. That’s a big draw card for me.” The Aussie says she’s enjoyed her time in Prince Rupert so far. “Friendly is the word that comes to mind when I think of Prince Rupert. I’ve been absolutely welcomed with open arms by everybody. The school, the children in the school, and the community. I can’t go anywhere without smiling faces,” she said.
Murray says the weather is the biggest change, followed by the different landscape full of hills and mountains. Another change for Murray while teaching at Annunciation has been the inclusion of faith in the classroom. Murray said she’s a Catholic, she works at a public school overseas. The school Murray taught at in Australia had approximately 700 students, but her Prince Rupert class has more students than she’s use to. She calls her Annunciation students organized, interested and says they are amazing singers. “The kids I’m teaching are very advanced. They’re really well behaved and excited about everything,” she said. Murray says she’s loved teaching the students bits and pieces about her home country. “They’ve really jumped in on it. They think it’s great fun. They’ve enjoyed learning about the country and the animals,” she said.
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Caterina Cociani took home the Best in Fair award for her project looking at the evolution of language.
include Angus MacDonald in the Kindergarten to Grade 1 category, Lily Vanderheide in the Grade 2 to 3 section, Cociani in the Grade 4 to 5 group and Eric Lees and Ryan Gale in the Grade 6 and 7 category. The fair is open to kindergarten to Grade 12 students, however this year the oldest students were in Grade 7. “We haven’t had a high
school student enter yet in Prince Rupert,” said Slanz. Prince Rupert was the first stop on a regional tour of fairs, followed by Kitimat and Terrace. On April 5 and 6 students throughout the region will compete in Terrace. “Even if the kids didn’t do well here, they can still participate in the one in Terrace,” said Slanz.
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Children’s Fest Saturday By Naomi Kowal The Northern View
On Saturday, March 2, the 22nd annual Children’s Festival will be held at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For those who are familiar with the festival, they will be surprised to see a few changes this year. After talking to Bev Kilberry, co-coordinator of the Children’s Festival, a few surprises were revealed for the upcoming event. Instead of holding all of the activities in both the gymnasium and the auditorium, this year all activities will be set-up in the gymnasium. Meanwhile, in the auditorium, children of all ages will be able to enjoy what Kilberry referred to as “the main event” which is “Laser Fish”. A new activity where, in groups of 14 and after watching a quick safety and orientation video in the Cinema Room, children get to enjoy an interactive laser tag with obstacle courses and special lighting. Kilberry hopes this activity will be a big draw this year. However, there are other new things being brought to the festival this year as well. Rob Gruber from Good Time Games will be setting up a “Hex Bug” display, and there will be a Graffitti wall with fluorescent highlighters and black lighting. Many of the traditional activities will also be there to enjoy such as face-painting, twirl
art, beading, and bouncy castles. As well as other educational activities put on by groups like Overwaitea, which will be bringing a food wheel, and the BC Cancer Organization will be there to talk about nutritional foods. Kilberry, who has been involved with organizing the Children’s Festival for the past three years, wanted to make sure children were not limited to only one thing. It was important to let the kids have a variety of activities to do. There will of course be snacks and things like popcorn and sno-cones, to give the festival a “carnival type atmosphere”. But Kilberry also stated that they want to “balance that sugar fix”, so they are going to provide cheese and crackers and juice boxes as well. The admission for Children’s Fest will be $2 for children and they are hoping that adults will submit a donation. In previous years it was estimated they accommodated approximately 1,500 to 2,000 (adults and children) throughout the day and organizers have high expectations for an even better outcome this year. “Children’s Fest wouldn’t be possible without the generous donations that we receive from businesses and service club organizations…and volunteers,” stated Kilberry. “It really is a lot of organization, and volunteered time. But it is worth it to
A birthday gift for cancer care…
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While most seven year old boys want the newest toy or video game on the market for their birthdays, Prince Rupert’s Tyler McKenzie wanted his birthday gifts to benefit others. The Grade One student asked friends and family to give him money for his birthday gift, raising $350 for cancer research. McKenzie donated funds to fire fighter and cancer survivor Francis Wolfe and his fundraising efforts for the annual Ride to Conquer Cancer. This will be the fifth ride Wolfe has done, starting in Vancouver this June.
see the community come together, spending time with the family and having a good time.” If you are interested in volunteering at the
Children’s Festival this upcoming weekend, please contact the Special Events Office at (250)-624-9118, and speak with Joy Sundin to get on board.
Saturday March 2, 2013 11 am - 5 pm Jim Ciccone Civic Centre The a cti vities i n clude Ha m mer nʻ Na ils • Bo u n cy Castle Tatto o Pa rlo u r • Wal l Cl i m bi n g • C ostu med Ch a ra cters Di rt ‘n Seeds, a nd to ns of treats a nd fu n fo r every c hild!
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The Prince Rupert & Region Music Society Presents a return to the
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BIG BAND BALL Gala Dinner and Dance Spring Soirée Featuring: The 18-piece all-star dance band
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All proceeds are in benefit of the music studio building fund
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Celtic Night celebrates culture By Martina Perry The Northern View
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the North Coast Performer’s Society will be presenting its annual Celtic Night performance featuring an arrangement of European cultural groups. “People can expect a whole heck of a lot of fun, some dancing and some high energy Celtic music,” said Ken Shaw, organizer of the event. The first half of the show will include Andrew Goulet and the Prince Rupert Youth Fiddlers, duo Ray Leonard and Helen Moore, and Irish dancers from both Spectrum City Dance and the Dance Academy of Prince Rupert performing various routines. In the second portion of the show, Terrace band King Crow and the Ladies from Hell will be taking the Lester Centre stage, making a return visit to Prince Rupert following their fall performance at the Underground with Dylan Rysstad and the Rain Dogs. The group has been playing together for more than two years, and has accumulated nine members over that time, playing a variety of instruments including the fiddle, banjo, bagpipe, drums, guitar, bass and more. “We want to try and play some of our Celticinfluenced songs that are traditional. There will definitely be some pretty serious fiddling going on there… but also express our King Crow sound,” Dylan Gordon, King Crow and the Ladies from Hell bass player, said. “[Our music] has a danceable aspect more than anything… But in that there’s a lot going on between all the influences from all the different members. There’s a little bit of folk, a little bit of punk rock, and some classical elements. It’s a musical melting pot,” Gordon said. King Crow bagpiper, Garrett Kerr, will be performing in the first act, as well as members Jamie Norton and Leah MacKay, who will be performing the Highland dance prior to the second act. Tickets can be purchased at the Lester Centre and Cook’s Jewellers. The performance will take place on March 9 at the Lester Centre of the Arts.
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The culture of Ireland and Scotland will be celebrated during Celtic Night.
A Big Band Ball On March 9 the Prince Rupert and Region Music Society hosts A Return to the Era of Elegance, BIG BAND BALL, a Spring Soirée featuring the 18-piece all-star Muskeg Swing Band. This band performs music that will give the audience a great opportunity to show off their best dance moves in swing, jive, rock and Latin styles. As well, there is nothing more romantic than a slow dance to a Big Band ballad. The Muskeg Swing Band will include guest vocalists, Mermaid Café and Andy Enns, singing tunes like Tuxedo Junction and Fly Me to the Moon, originally made famous by the Andrews Sisters and Frank Sinatra and having more recently regained popularity with versions by Manhattan Transfer and Michael Bublé. Additional entertainment will be provided by the “polka and schtick” of the Oompah Band and the doo-wop sounds of the a cappella quartet, the Rolling Tones. The final dance set will be provided by Teddy and the Surfin Dudes with their nostalgic “Sound of the 60s”. The Big Band Ball takes place at the North Coast Convention Centre. Doors open at 6:30, dinner begins at 7:30 and dancing starts at 8:30. Proceeds from this event are in benefit of the new music studio to be built adjacent to CHSS, a School District and community partnership project. For personal income tax purposes, a $25 portion of the ticket price is eligible as a charitable donation.
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Sale conducted on behalf of several Estates SALE 1 March 16, 2013 Saturday @ 11:00 am. Coast Inn of the West Banquet Room, 4620 Lakelse Ave, Terrace, BC ANTIQUES & FURNISHINGS: Couch & loveseatâ€™s, bedroom suites, bunk beds, rocking chairs, dining room suites & china hutchâ€™s, new glass top coffee & end tables, inlaid antique claw foot coffee table, other misc. coffee tables & end tables, antique bar, Victorian chairs, misc. kitchen chairs & occasional chairs, roll top desk, corner hutch, display cabinets, leather Wingback chair & ottoman. There is a supply of misc. antique items, overstuffed recliners. ANTIQUE HORSE GEAR: There is a very large selection of antique horse gear that includes, sleigh bells, collars, hames etc. NATIVE & TRADITIONAL ART: Large selection of Native Art including hides, drums, facemasks, leather art & clothing, moccasins, paddles, selection of framed painted art & pictures. BANK NOTE & COINS: Large selection of coins collections & Sets, individual coins & bank notes, US, Canadian & other country coins. HOUSEHOLD & MISC COLLECTABLEâ€™S: Dolls, clocks, floor & table lamps, candelabraâ€™s, fiddle & other misc. musical instruments, brass music stand, brass, pewter, wrought iron collectableâ€™s, glassware & vases, Antique horn, swords, display pistol, carvings, oil lamps, watches, jewelry, military medals. This sale has a large & excellent quantity of new and used items, antiques & collectableâ€™s. This is a partial listing, so look for future advertising as there are more items to come. Please view website for pictures of all scheduled sales. Consignments welcome. If you would like to consign any items contact Mikes Auction. Condition of Sale. Terms: cash & cheque with identification, sorry no credit cards. Items are As Is Condition ~ Not responsible for accidents. There will be a concession on Site. SALE 2 Antiques, Furnishings & Collectibles Auction. April 20, 2013 Saturday @ 10:00 am. Francios Lake Hall, Francios Lake, BC. South of Burns Lake, Intersection of Hwy 35 & Colleymount Road. SALE 3 Industrial Machinery, Equipment & Tool Auction. May 25, 2013 Saturday @ 10:00 am. Topley Garage, Topley, BC. Intersection of Hwy 16 & Hwy 118 to Granisle. Any question Please Contact:
Mike Steinebach @ (250) 694-3497 or Cell (250) 692-6107 Egon Steinebach @ (250) 694-3319 or Cell (250) 570-2055 E-Mail: email@example.com. Website: www.mikesauction.net
Garage Sales PR: Sat. Mar. 2 @ 1069 6th Ave. E, 9am - noon. Tools!
Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20â€™40â€™45â€™53 in stock. SPECIAL 44â€™ x 40â€™ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! Also Damaged 40â€™ $1950 Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Free Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com
Misc. for Sale
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
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Merchandise for Sale
Merchandise for Sale
Apt/Condo for Rent
Trucks & Vans
Misc. for Sale
Mobile Homes & Parks
Duplex / 4 Plex
Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District is seeking offers for the purchase of a used 2006 Ford Sterling 30-ton roll-off truck. Specifications include:
PR: Weider Pro 9635 Home gym. 3-person workout station. Like new. Paid $600, asking $195 OBO. Beautiful 7â€™ tall Fig tree, $95. Call 250-627-1950 after 4pm or lve msg.
RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055. www.copperridge.ca
SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD:
1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or check online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca
Apt/Condo for Rent
Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Coin Guy: 778-281-0030
CLIFFSIDE APARTMENTS 1123-1137 Borden Street Adult-oriented. Quiet location with harbour view. Heat and hot water included. Minutes walking to downtown and hospital. References required. 1, 2, or 3 bedroom suites. Some furnished. Prince Rupert
Real Estate Houses For Sale PR: Compact 3 bdrm home close to Civic Centre. Elec. heat, 2 baths. $99,000. Call 250-627-1414 for more information.
627-7137 PR: 1 Bdrm + Den, $650/mo., downtown location. Adult Oriented Bldg - Single person Only. Heat, Hot Water, Garbage Pick-up, W/D incl. Security Entrance. N/S, N/Kids, N/P, N/Parties. Phone 250-624-3434, before 6pm.
ROOSEVELT HEIGHTS APARTMENTS 3 bedroom apartments. Heat and hot water included. No smoking. No pets
â€˘ 3 & 4 bedroom homes; â€˘ 1, 2 & 3 bedroom suites and apartments
Suite 5 - 342 3 Ave. West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L5
Houses For Sale
Buying or Selling Real Estate?
Phone between 9am - 6pm 250-627-8123
K&C APARTMENTS 423-3rd Ave. West. in Pr. Rupert. 2 blocks from college. One bedroom apartments. Hardwood floors. Laundry services, heat incl. Security entrance. Rent $575 - $600/mo. Phone Suzanne @ 250-622-2710
For Lease: 4300sqft. Warehouse located 50 Charlie Currie Rd. - Cowbay. Triple net, office, warehouse, loading bays. Brian: 250-801-4952
Apt/Condo for Rent
Apt/Condo for Rent
Bachelor & 1 Bedroom Suites. Security Entrance, harbour views, balconies, storage, laundry facilities, hot water & heat included. Sorry no pets. Close to hospital, bus stop & downtown. References required. Contact our on site Manager at 250-624-6019
Commercial/ Industrial Property
Homes for Rent 3 Bdrm main floor - 1 Bthrm: $950/mnth 2 Bdrm bsmnt - 1 Bthrm: $550/mnth e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org if interested
PR: House w/3bdrms for rent. Looking for contractors. furn. all-incl. harbour-view. Mark @ 250-622-8869 Pt. Ed: Furnished spacious 2 bdrm for rent; Ocean view, w/d incl. Suitable for working couple. $800/mo. Avail. now. Call 250-627-1414.
Rooms for Rent
$449 CABO San Lucas, all inclusive Special! Stay 6 Days in a Luxury Beachfront Resort with Meals & Drinks! For $449! www.luxurycabo hotel.com 1-888-481-9660.
Townhouses PINE CREST 3 Bdrm. 2 Level T/H 1 Â˝ bath No pets Call Jenn 622-4304 PRINCE RUPERT Harbourview Apts. 2 & 3 Bdrm, 1 bath, Start at $600 No pets 627-6697 or 622-2699
Transmission Eaton Fuller RTO-16915, Tandem rear Meritor RT-46-164P 46,000#, Suspension rear Hendrickson RTE 463 rear suspension 48,000#, Meritor MFS-20-133A FL1 20,000# front, comes with 30 ton LangFab cable system roll-off, with tower tarp, est 315,000 kms.
Interested bidders should arrange to view vehicle by contacting Robb Kidd, Operations Manager of Islands Solid Waste at
(250) 557-9339. Sealed offers will be
accepted at the SQCRD office,
100-1st Avenue East, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1A6 no later than 4:30 pm on Friday, March 22nd. Any or all offers may be rejected at the discretion of the Regional District.
Rooms Starting At $45/Daily, $249/Weekly, $699/Monthly, Students $499/Monthly. All-Inclusive. 250-600-1680
engine DDC-60-14.0L 470 HP,
NOTICE OF AVAILABLE GITGAâ€™AT FISHING LICENCES
$730 per month. References required.
1200 Summit Ave.
OfďŹ ce: (250) 624-5800 Houses For Sale
McBride & 8th Prince Rupert Unfurnished - Furnished (Furnished short Term Rentals Available) Close to downtown Adult-oriented No Pets
PR: 2 bdrm, 1 bath; hydro not incl. 1363 6th Ave. E. dwnstrs. Dep. Req. $585/mo. Call 250627-5087 or 250-622-9418
Commercial/ Industrial Property
The Gitgaâ€™at First Nation is accepting applications from individuals interested in leasing one or more Gitgaâ€™at fishing licenses for the annual fishing season. The following Gitgaâ€™at fishing licenses are available to lease: t)BMJCVU2VPUB-JDFOTFT t4BMNPO4FJOF To obtain an application and a copy of the Gitgaâ€™at First Nation Fisheries Policy, which describes the selection criteria and application and allocation process, please contact: Gitgaâ€™at Fisheries Attention: Kyle Clifton )BSUMFZ#BZ#BOE$PVODJM )BZJNJJTBYBB8BZ )BSUMFZ#BZ #$77" 5FM 'BY Email: email@example.com Applications must be submitted to the Gitgaâ€™at Fisheries Technician as above. Only completed applications received by the Gitgaâ€™at First Nation on or CFGPSF.BSDIUIXJMMCFDPOTJEFSFE City Of Prince Rupert
NOTICE OF PROPOSED LEASE
Call Gordon today
The City hereby gives notice, pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter, of its intention to lease to Amarada Holdings Ltd., the building and property legally described as Lots 30, 29, 28, and part of 27 and 26, Block 17, Section 1, District Lot 251, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 923.
OfďŹ ce and Cell: (250) 624-9298 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.gordonkobza.com Suite 6 - 342 3rd Ave W. - Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L5
The civic address is 215-227 1st Avenue East, Prince Rupert, B.C. and is commonly known as the NIS Building. The property is not available to the public for lease. The subject property is located on the plan below as outlined by bold lines, which forms part of this notice.
1745 Sloan Ave
515 Tatlow St
1123 Frederick St
Any questions concerning the proposed lease should be addressed to Dan Rodin, Acting City Manager 250-627-0931, or sent via email to email@example.com or by fax to 250-627-0999.
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North Coast Coming Events FEB. 28: Prince Rupert Performing Arts Centre Society AGM @ 7pm in Lobby of the Lester Centre. Call Crystal Lorette for more information 250-627-8888. MAR 2: Prince Rupert’s 22nd annual CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL on Sat. from 11 am - 5 pm @ Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! Activities include Bouncy Castles, Wall Climb, Laser Tag, tons of treats and fun for every child! To enter your activity station or to volunteer, please contact Prince Rupert Special Events Society at 250-624-9118 or prspecialevents@citytel. net. Visit us at www.prspecialevents.com MAR 10: P. R. BCSPCA is hosting a Volunteer Orientation & Information Session 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm at P. R. BCSPCA building. Open to all ages! Contact Anna @ 250-6242859 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an active volunteer or interested in volunteering, join us to learn how. MAR. 12: Annual General Meeting, Prince Rupert Seniors Centre Assoc, 10 a.m. @ 21 Grenville Crt. Everyone Welcome! APRIL 10: “Strengthening Families Together” is a free education course teaching about mental illness and their treatments in a supportive environment. Increase your ability to cope & support your loved one. Develop your communication skills, self-care strategies and advocacy skills. Registration required. For more information, call Noreen @ Mental Health Family Resource Centre 1-800-3267877 or email email@example.com. MAY 5 - 12: BC Annual Dance Competition @ Lester Center of the Arts. Entry deadline Feb. 15. For further information call 250627-7892. MAY 11: Seniors Centre (Pr. Rupert) Spring Tea & Bazaar @ 11am to 1pm. Call 250-6271900 ONGOING COMMUNITY GRANT Applications are now being accepted to be awarded in 2013. Deadline for submissions is MARCH 31, 2013. Application packages available on our website. Our mailing address is Box 66, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 3P4 Geneology Club meets every first Tuesday at the Family History Centre on Pr. Rupert Blvd. Phone Josie 250-624-3279
The Prince Rupert & Dist. Hospice Society is sponsoring “Journey through Grief”, a nine week program of information and support for Adults dealing with the death of a loved one. The program runs 2-3 times per year and the next one is February 20 - April 17, 2013 consecutive Wednesday eve. Please call 250-622-6204 for more information or to pre-register. Space is limited. Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to help with the daffodil campaign in April. Please contact Judy Rea at 250-6243913 for more details. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Lighthouse Harbour Ministries wishes to extend a special thank you to all who have so generously supported Lighthouse Harbour Ministries in 2012. Drop on over throughout January between 5-9 pm any Wednesday; meet our volunteer staff and sailors visiting the center from all over the world. 245 - 3rd Ave. Prince Rupert. 250-624-6724.
Simone Ionita of the United Steelworker’s Union present a $500 cheque to Kaien Anti-Poverty Society volunteers Hazel Akisidan, Lucy White, Peter Brass, Tammy Lee and Rosanne White to support the food share program.
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November & ongoing: Meetings for Prostate and Bladder cancer support group cancelled for the immediate future. Friendship House of Prince Rupert Hosts: AamaGoot_Power Puff Girlz Club (ages 7-12), Tuesdays 3pm - 5pm, 3rd floor meeting rm. AamaGoot Women’s Carving “Learn to Carve” Wednesday eve. 6pm - 9pm, Main level-back entrance. AamaGoot Ladyz Club (18yrs +), Learn new artistic designs through sewing, beading, etc. Saturdays 1pm - 4pm, 3rd floor meeting rm. Contact Carol Doolan @ Friendship House 250-627-1717, ext. 64 for more information. Kaien Anti-Poverty Society is seeking persons interested in becoming members of a group who wish to make positive changes for those living below the poverty line. For more info, call KAPS 250-627-5277, leave message. This is not church! There are no expectations of financial support or service. Instead this is a celebration of faith in Jesus Christ. Every Sunday eve. at 7pm, join us for a time of praise, prayer and proclamation at the Salvation Army, 25 Grenville Court. TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) Prince Rupert meets Monday evenings in the basement of the Fellowship Baptist Church - 651-7th Ave. East. Weigh-in 6:30, meeting at 7:00. For more information call Lucille 250-624-2777.
To submit your coming event, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by our office at 737 Fraser Street
CLUES ACROSS 1. Swedish rock group 5. Teen skin disorder 9. An instrument that magnifies 14. Sledgehammer 15. Ran away from 16. Old European silver coin 17. “Rule Britannia” composer 18. Rend or tear apart 19. Oats genus 20. Greater TV resolution 23. Kiln 24. A furrow in the road 25. Family Turdidae 28. Duck-billed mammal 33. German tennis star Tommy 34. “You Send Me” singer Sam 35. Volcanic mountain in Japan 36. Governed over 38. Process of decay 39. Clear wrap brand 41. Put into service 42. Snake catcher tribe of India 44. Best section of the mezzanine 45. Masseur 47. Funereal stone slabs 49. Before 50. Again 51. 1 of 10 official U.S. days
off 58. Alternate name 59. One of Bobby Franks’ killers 60. Port capital of Vanuatu 61. Individual dishes are a la ___ 62. Shellfish 63. Welsh for John 64. Fencing swords 65. Griffith or Rooney 66. Titanic’s fate CLUES DOWN 1. Far East wet nurse 2. Apulian seaport 3. Barrel hole stopper 4. Tavern where ale is sold 5. Anew 6. Actor Montgomery 7. Pigmented skin moles 8. Adam & Eve’s garden 9. Legislative acts 10. Pit 11. Butter alternative 12. Actor Sean 13. A major division of geological time 21. Hyrax 22. Country of Baghdad (alt. sp.)
25. Repetitive strumming 26. West Chadic 27. Rattling breaths 28. Savile Row tailor Henry 29. Burbot 30. Christmas lantern in the Phillipines 31. Utilization 32. Sound units 34. Leg shank 37. Umlauts 40. Female owners of #4 down 43. One who regrets 46. Serenely deliberate 47. Stuck up 48. Cablegram (abbr.) 50. In advance 51. Envelope opening closure 52. Ireland 53. Australian Labradoodle Club of America (abbr.) 54. Poetic forsaken 55. Female operatic star 56. Actor Alda 57. An American 58. Highest card
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◆ PIPELINE TO BG TERMINAL
Spectra Energy hopes to start EA review in early 2014
◆ INDUSTRY GATHERING
B.C. LNG conference underway
By Josh Massey Terrace Standard Spectra Energy wants to submit its plans for a pipeline to feed a planned $6 to 8 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Prince Rupert for an environmental review by early 2014, officials said here during an open house Feb. 21. And based on approvals taking approximately one year, construction would begin by 2016, they added. “The assessment is currently in the data collection stage,” said consultant David Harper of TERA, the Calgarybased environmental agency contracted to do an external Josh Massey / The Northern View environmental assessment for Brian Tanakra on left (director of business development for Spectra) Spectra, of the pipeline which and Drum Cavers on right (construction manager for Spectra) show a would start in northeastern map of possible LNG routes north of Terrace. BC and run north of Terrace toward the Pacific Ocean before we can’t do it then we have a sections or trains on Ridley swinging south to Prince Rupert. land route option,” said Spectra’s Island next to the old Skeena Spectra’s open house held manager of aboriginal relations Cellulose pulp mill site. at the Northwest Community Evan Saugstad. Once production picks up the College is one of a continuing The Kitsault and the plan is to add a third train, he series of public sessions aimed Nasoga routes would entail said. at building public support for the 195 kilometres and 100 of A four-year construction pipeline project. underwater piping respectively. phase would see 3,500 jobs “It provides us with the The total lengths would be about created, Pond said, with 400-600 opportunity to connect with 886 and 845 kilometres, and the full-time jobs once the project is communities. Naturally people overland route would be between completed. are concerned about their quality 690 to 770 kilometres total, “The ships are basically of life,” said Spectra project said construction manager Errol floating fridges,” Pond explained. manager Mel Johnson. Batchelor. Once cooled in the trains, the gas If approved, the pipeline The right-of-way, which is the is 600 times more condensed than would extend from the natural- width of the path for the pipeline, it was in the pipeline. Transport gas rich Cypress area of would be between 30 and 45 vessels the same size or larger northeastern B.C. to a LNG plant metres. than customary container ships on Ridley Island near Prince The goal is to pump 4.2 would fill up every one or two Rupert that would be operated billion cubic feet (bcf) per day days. by the BG Group, one of several of natural gas under pressure The pipeline would pass multi-national companies hoping through a pipe 42 to 48 inches through 20-25 First Nation to export LNG to lucrative Asian in diameter, said Brian Tanakra, traditional territories including markets. director of business development Treaty 8 land in the northeast and The BG Group has to and special projects. Nisga’a lands in the Nass Valley. submit its plans for a separate Pressure would vary “If we go through a municipal environmental review. depending on the final width of boundary they can tax us,” said The final stretch of the the pipe, and would be achieved Saugstad of the ability of local pipeline route once it reaches through four-six compressor governments to gain revenue the Cranberry Junction area from stations positioned along the from the pipeline. “Half stays northeastern B.C., a distance route, though at first only one and half goes to Victoria. of 641 kilometres, is still would be needed. First Nations don’t have that undetermined. A 3D Google Map application unless you go on their reserve There are three route options shown at the open house provided land. They have to own the under consideration past the a bird’s eye view of the possible land. If it’s on their traditional Cranberry area, two of which pipeline routes, illustrating the land they have no right to would involve an undersea route complex topography of the paths taxation.” to the LNG facility. under consideration. The actual construction of the One would enter the water The challenge is to avoid pipeline, pending environmental near the Nasoga Gulf area and geohazards such as areas where approval, ultimately depends other near the mining ghost town lateral erosion occurs in the Nass upon Spectra’s board of directors. of Kitsault before turning south. Valley, and shifting stream beds But it also depends upon the A third, alternative route, an all due to alluvial fans, as well as BG Group obtaining approval land one, would follow the Nass locations where they must either for its plant and making its own partway and then cut diagonally stabilize or tunnel through rock. decision to proceed. to the southwest through coastal British Gas Group (BG) “They’re not slam dunk mountains between Terrace and official Herb Pond said the projects but you have to treat Rupert. company wants to start producing them like they will go ahead,” “If something undersea says LNG with two self contained Saugstad said.
Tom Fletcher / Black Press
Haisla Nation Chief Ellis Ross and federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver announce Canada’s largest export permit for liqueﬁed natural gas in Vancouver Monday.
By Tom Fletcher Black Press
Executives for global natural gas companies say B.C. is well positioned to compete for Asia’s rising demand for new and cleaner energy supplies, although liquefied natural gas export projects are still at least five years from loading the first ships. Industry and government representatives gathered in Vancouver’s new convention centre Monday for a two-day conference on LNG development, and heard about efforts to keep ahead of numerous competing countries. Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver announced Canada’s largest LNG export permit so far, to a joint venture of Shell Canada, Korea Gas, Mitsubishi and PetroChina International. The licence goes to LNG Canada Ltd., a consortium with an agreement to build export facilities on Haisla Nation territory near Kitimat. The B.C. government now expects at least five such export facilities to be built in the coming years. Oliver said attendance by global LNG producers and potential buyers is “a sign that B.C. is emerging as a major player in the global natural gas market,” with reserves equivalent to meeting Japan’s expected demand for the next 275 years. The conference heard Monday from industry leaders about the threats as well as opportunities. Betsy Spomer, vice-president of global business development for BG Group (formerly British
“B.C. is emerging as a major player...” - Minister Joe Oliver
Gas), said bringing pipelines across two mountain ranges from B.C.’s shale gas deposits in the northeast to the coast is a significant challenge. New gas supplies from East Africa and the United States are also on the horizon, but BG Group still expects that B.C. is positioned as “the new Australia” in global LNG exports, Spomer said. She added that colder weather in the Prince Rupert area gives B.C. an advantage over places like the Gulf of Mexico, because gas needs to be compressed and chilled to low temperature for shipment. Luo Weizhong, vice president of China National Overseas Oil Company, said China needs LNG for environmental reasons as well as to meet rising energy demand. Transport trucks in China are being converted from diesel to LNG, and the country is trying to replace coal power with cleaner alternatives to deal with huge air pollution problems. Anders Ekvall, an executive with Shell Canada, told the conference that natural gas represents the best chance to cut global greenhouse gas emissions in the short term. Shell is planning investments in B.C. as one of the few producers likely to survive in the global LNG competition, he said.
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