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Home gutted in latest Hardy fire A O’Toole Gazette staff PORT HARDY — The Volunteer Fire Department responded to the latest in what has become a spate of fires in Port Hardy this year. Firefighters received the call to a home on Rupert Street in Waddington Gardens at around 6:05 p.m. Sunday. While the family were able to get out safely, the blaze effectively gutted the unit, causing an estimated $120,000 of damage. Port Hardy has now had seven structure fires this year, resulting in upwards of $800,000 total damage, a disproportionately high number considering the population. For comparison, Comox Fire Department have tackled a pair of chimney fires to date this year. Port Hardy Fire Chief Schell Nickerson said there was no trend to the fires, having a

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variety of causes and circumstances, but the volume of fires was unusually high. There was one common factor that he’d like to change though: only one of the homes had a working smoke alarm. “It’s your early warn-

ing,” said Nickerson. “It could be that thirty seconds that saves your life.” Fortunately, despite all the fires there have been no serious injuries, although firefighters have had some minor injuries tackling the blazes.

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RD lobbies for fixed halibut sportfish season Gazette staff PORT McNEILL—A contentious motion to support a fixed halibut sportfishing season prompted spirited discussion between Regional District of Mount Waddington directors before being approved 5-4 during the board’s monthly meeting in February. The motion, brought by Area B representative Phil Wainwright, the board’s representative on the North Island Sportfishing Advisory Board, will ask the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC) to request the Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans ensure the recreational and sport halibut fishery “is set prior to the end of February and that the closing date to be no earlier than mid-September, subject to living within the recreational fishing quota, to enable maximum benefit to be derived from this fishery.” Fisheries notice No. 87, released by DFO last month, specified Canada’s overall allocation of Pacific halibut at 7.04 million pounds, with the recreational fishery allocation set at 1.08 million pounds. On paper, the recreational season runs from Mar. 15 “until further notice”, which historically has been until the allocation has been met, bringing an abrupt end to the sportfishing season at random times of the year. “It’s the wish of the Sportfish Advisory Board to have a halibut season assured, so tourists and people who come to the North Island to fish have an expectation of going halibut fishing during the recreational season,” said Wainwright. The motion, approved only after board chair Al Huddlestan was forced to cast a tie-breaking vote, does not address quota distribution. And, as a letter of recommendation, it carries no statutory weight. But it drew fire from members on the board who saw it as either ignoring sus-

tainability of the halibut fishery or taking sides in what had been an uneasy truce between commercial and sportfishing interests in the region. “Halibut fishing, both sport and commercial, is important to Sointula,” said Heidi Soltau, Area A director from Malcolm Island. “Of course we support the sport fishery and we want our North Island businesses to do well. But not at the expense or our commercial fishermen.” Wainwright pointed out the motion seeks only to provide assurance to one sector of the North Island economy that relies on tourism and visiting clients, without asking that quota be transferred from another sector.

Regional District Mount Waddington “It’s not my intent to change the allocation or do anything with the commercial side of things,” he said. “It’s to work within the allocation that measures be put in place to have a defined season. I don’t want to see them close the season (early), because it detracts from the experience.” The original motion proposed did not address allocation, and was amended to include the clause “subject to living within the recreational fishing quota” before going forward to a vote. But the entire process left a sour taste with its critics.

“Usually there are things upon which (the RD Board) agrees to disagree,” said Soltau. “Because this was such an odd motion to put forward and because it got watered down, all it did was foster bad feelings.” The next AVICC meeting is set for April, so even if its board agrees to forward a fixed-season request to DFO, it could not take effect before 2014. New meeting time Beginning in February, the RD board meetings have been moved from a 4 p.m. start to 2 p.m. while incorporating the economic development report, which previously had been presented in a separate meeting. The change was effected through acclimation,

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Four arrested following attack, vandalism Gazette staff PORT HARDY—A Port Hardy man has been sentenced to eight months in jail for assault with a weapon, 60 days for breach of

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Council continue to seek COS resolution Gazette staff PORT HARDY— Council responded to the latest in a series of correspondence between Port Alice Council and the Hon. Terry Lake, Minister of Environment, on the impact of the reduction in Conservation Officer positions on the North Island. Lake had penned a letter addressing concerns from the village, assuring the council that the decision was not taken lightly and was open to reevaluation should the move degrade service levels. Port Alice Mayor Jan Allen replied to the minister, pointing out that human/wildlife interactions are common in the region. Therefore, when local residents contact the service it is usually because there is an urgent public safety situation.

She reemphasized the importance of locally stationed Conservation Officers to deal with urgent issues on the North Island. Port Hardy Mayor Bev Parnham noted that the issues echoed Port Hardy’s own concerns. “We’re pursuing the same thing here, and, as well, the Regional District is looking into the situation,” she remarked. Artists’ Co-op The council heard that a group of local artists have formed a cooperative with plans to create a downtown venue for artists to work, display and sell their work. An agreement had been made to lease a property rent-free for six months to help launch the project, and Gladys Latty, representing the group, sought a donation

to help renovate the property to make the space suitable for the artists’ purpose. Councillors felt that the request fell outside their remit however. “Because this is a business, it would be something outside our area to contribute financially,” said Mayor Parnham. Coun. Jessie Hemphill asked that the council include a letter of support with their decision to show that the council is in favour of the arts project, a sentiment quickly echoed around the table. “It’s a great project, we wish them every success,” said the

Council Meeting Port Hardy Mayor. Better at Home The councillors were unanimous in praise of United Way’s Better at Home program after a meeting held two weeks ago in Port Hardy. The program aims to assist seniors to live at home by enlisting volunteers to provide non-medical assistance — cutting grass, helping with laundry and groceries and so on. Coun. John Tidbury told council the North

Island Crisis and Counseling Centre was interested in becoming the local proponent of the program and was seeking council’s support in taking the lead. Mayor Parnham agreed that the Crisis Centre was a very suitable fit for the role as it would expand on its existing program, which provides assistance to seniors in filling out government forms. “The Crisis Centre would be an excellent place to take this on,” said Mayor Parnham. “They do a marvelous job.”


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COMMENTARY Comments? Box 458, Port Hardy, B.C. V0N 2P0 250-949-6225 Fax 250-949-7655 or email us at

Help District help you First off, kudos to the District of Port Hardy for its prompt and vigorous response to the area’s tsunami warning that followed last October’s earthquake off Haida Gwaii. Anyone tempted to dismiss a complete rewrite of the local emergency plan as overreaction was certainly silenced when a second tsunami warning followed another large temblor off the coast of Southeast Alaska just after New Year’s. The District continues to be proactive in readying itself for the next disaster. And whether it comes in 60 days or 60 years, as Mayor Bev Parnham has noted, it will come. This wonderful but wild land we call home is, after all, situated firmly astride the fault-riddled “Ring of Fire” that runs the length of coastlines on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. But our safety is not dependent solely upon a dozen elected, appointed or volunteer officials who gather around a conference table each month. In an emergency planning committee meeting held here last week, the subject of how to deal with nonambulatory residents or those needing physical assistance was addressed. It quickly became apparent that the District and its first responders could not be responsible for the safety of every individual in the region, for myriad reasons of liability, confidentiality and manpower. No, we all have to take a share of responsibility for our own readiness to ride out a natural disaster, starting with assembling an emergency kit and a personal emergency plan. If you do require assistance, now is the best time to canvas family, friends, social services workers, healthcare professionals or others you see on a regular basis to get the information you need.

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Joe Oliver on oil, gas and coal Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver attended last week’s international conference in Vancouver on liquefied natural gas development. I spoke with him about Canada’s energy exports and emissions. Here are excerpts from that discussion: TF: Your party ran ads targeting NDP leader Thomas Mulcair and equating cap and trade with a carbon tax. They’re not the same, are they? JO: The end result is that taxes increase because of how we handle carbon. It hasn’t been successful in Europe at all. Anyway, it’s not part of our thinking. We are making significant progress on greenhouse gas emissions. Our recent regulations regarding heavyduty vehicles, the previous rules regarding cars and light trucks, which are identical to the U.S., are going to be helpful. And also the rules relating to coal-fired electric-

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ity. It’s our objective to see all those coal plants closed, and in that regard we’re certainly ahead of the U.S. Coal is contributing 40 times the greenhouse gas emissions of the oil sands. And actually the oil sands are less than half the emissions from coal-fired electricity in the state of Illinois. We’re moving with the U.S. on the over-arching objective of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 17 per cent from 2005 to

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2020, but we’re also doing other things that the U.S. hasn’t yet decided to do. TF: You’re comfortable with the idea that exporting LNG that replaces coal is an appropriate step at this time, one that’s doable as opposed to these Kyototype gestures? JO: It is doable. And on a global basis, this would be a very significant development. If China, for example, could significantly move from coal to gas, that would have a huge impact. Canada’s small. We’re about two per cent of global emissions. We have to do our part, that’s the responsible thing to do, but it’s the big emitters that are going to make the difference to global emissions. TF: International Energy Agency talks about self-sufficiency in the U.S., oil and gas, by 2035. What does that mean for the Canadian economy? JO: Firstly, I don’t think they’re going to be self-sufA member of

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ficient in oil. North America will be self-sufficient in gas and oil. What it means is, for gas we’re going to have to find new markets, and for oil we’re going to have to find markets to sustain the growth in supply. The United States will still be a big buyer of Canadian oil. We’re shipping about two and a half million barrels a day, of which a million comes from the oil sands. Right now we’re losing about $50 million a day because of the crude oil bottleneck in the U.S. midwest, compared to international prices. We absolutely must find new markets, which is why our government in principle is supporting the transport of oil and gas to the west, to the east, continuing to the south and possibly even the north. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press. tfletcher@

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MLA unimpressed with legislature Dear editor, The purpose of government – whether an MLA or a cabinet minister – is to work on behalf of all the people of the province: not a select minority, not just the people who voted for you, but everyone. That’s why we cannot conduct any political activity at constituency offices. I am an Opposition politician but as MLA I am working on behalf of all North Island residents. And that should be the case for all 85 MLAs, in government and opposition. But it is sadly not surprising that people lose faith in politics and politicians when the best interest of the public is not being served because arrogant governments abuse their power. The latest revelations that the BC Liberals were blatantly using the Ministry of Multiculturalism to try to gain support from ethnic communities ahead of the election is just another sign that they have no respect for the citizens they are supposed to serve. This brazen abuse of the system was easily traced to the Premier’s office. The Premier’s Deputy Chief of Staff wrote a plan that called on publicly funded government resources to be

used for BC Liberal party partisan purpose, to court the ethnic vote. In Question Period, the Minister responsible for Multiculturalism had no answers. Eventually, under intense pressure, the Premier issued a sort of apology. It is like the continued spending of public money on partisan advertisements trying to sell a tired and corrupt government. The latest round of commercials on TV and radio, which started this week, are intended to convince people that the budget is not bogus. This when we hear that in a desperate effort to appear to balance the books, the Finance Ministry is not only selling off buildings and land, it is also liquidating its financial instruments - the government’s investments in bonds, promissory notes and derivatives. The incompetence of the government on financial matters continues to be exposed as its mandate near its end. This week we passed the legislation that will allow for the reintroduction of the PST in April. The government was so reluctant to admit the massive blunder of the HST and move back to the PST that it delayed bringing the

Rocks make for rough ride Dear editor, I am writing to you about Highway 19, from outside Port Hardy to the Sayward Junction gas station. After traveling down-Island late in February, I found the rock that gets dumped on the road — instead of salt and sand — and continues to build up, is again destroying our (vehicle) paint, windshields, canopies, etc. I happened to notice that beyond Sayward Junction to Victoria, the rock dumped on this end of the Island is not used on roads in their areas. Is this why we pay higher insurance for our vehicles than Campbell River? Also, the holes and cracks in the road continue to expand. Maybe we should start using this excess rock for filling in the holes in the road. Tami Kernachan Port Hardy

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legislation forward until little more than a month before the change is to take place. While some businesses say they have been assisted through the transition, many I have heard from say the consultation and guidance from the government has been incompetent and incomplete. For much of the week, debate focussed on the budget, with government members desperately trying to show that it adds up and that there aren’t really any cuts. Unfortunately there are many cuts and it

is inevitable to ponder that the $17-million being spent on partisan advertisements would have been much better spent on the real needs of our communities. For instance literacy programmes across the province were cut. With minimal resources - $127,000 for the whole of the North Island – the impact is huge. But instead of the BC Liberal “Great Goal” of 2006 – a pledge BC will become the most literate jurisdiction in North America – we see the BC Liberals abandon the

people for whom they are supposed to be working. We raised these cuts in Question Period and I was able to show the impact by talking about how successful the literacy work was in the North Island. I had the pleasure of introducing constituents visiting Victoria this week– some who had come for meetings and others for the pleasure of witnessing our work in the Legislature. I am back in the constituency this weekend: Friday sees me at meetings with Adrian Dix, the leader

of the Opposition. And on Saturday I am looking forward to the Fashion Inferno, the Firefighters’ Burns Fund annual fundraiser before heading back to Victoria on Sunday. You can always reach me at claire.trevena.mla@leg., by phone at 250287-5100 in Campbell River or 250-949-9473 in Port Hardy, or friend me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter @clairetrevena. Best regards Claire Trevena North Island MLA

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Good Samaritan I want to say thank you to “Tom”, the young man who came to my rescue when I was struggling to get some very heavy boxes into the post office. He kindly took over and lifted the boxes into the counter

for me. It is so nice to see manners and courteous behaviour still alive in today’s world. He said his grandmother had taught him these attributes. With gratitude, Kari Watkins Port Hardy

Worth a thousand The last remnant of the original Hudson’s Bay Company establishment at Fort Rupert is now reduced to a bit of rubble. Our most recent photograph of the chimney was

taken in 2004. Does anyone have a more recent one? If so, the museum would appreciate a copy. Jane Hutton, Curator and Director Port Hardy Museum

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NORTH ISLAND March 8 A Healing Workshop hosted by St. John Gualbert church. 7-10 p.m. at the A-frame church, 175 Cedar Street, Port McNeill. Session led by Randy Zonnis BS/ RSW/RRP and certified Quantum Touch Instructor. FMI call 250-956-3533.

MEETINGS & ONGOING EVENTS • Port Hardy Museum & Gift Shop reduced hours until March 31. Open 10 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. Friday & Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Tues-Thurs; closed Sun-Mon. • Quatsino Museum & Archives is open Friday to Sunday from 1:00pm-2:00pm. FMI • The German Edelweiss Cultural Club meets Thurs. at 7pm in PH Inn Pub. FMI 250-230-1376. • Lions Bingo every Thurs. @ Civic Centre. Doors open at 5:30pm. • Wild Heart Music Program for children and youth practices each Wednesday, 4-7 p.m., St. John Gualbert Church in Port McNeill. Free; all kids welcome. • Every other Tuesday: Footcare clinic at Hardy Bay Seniors 9-5pm. FMI 1-888-334-8531. • Third Sunday of every month: Hamburger and hotdog sale from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Hardy Bay Senior's Centre, 9150 Granville St. • The Port Hardy Seniors' Housing Board is looking for volunteers to become a board member. We manage the Rotary Seniors' Centre on Rupert St. Evening mtgs held approx. once a month. FMI Jo-Anne Beek 250-949-6435 or Robert Fyles 250-949-2360. • Toastmasters Club every Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. at North Island College in Port Hardy: Toastmasters Club, info Sandra Boyd 250-902-0523.

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March 8 Team Believe hosts a penny drive, Scotia Bank 2-5 p.m. Team Believe is working hard to raise money for the 2013 MS Walk. If you would like to donate your pennies earlier please contact Karen 250-949-9891. March 8 Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill presents Les Miserables, 7 p.m. Tickets $5; concession. Info, March 8 Sunset Elementary School Fun Fair, 5-8 p.m., Port McNeill. Games, snacks, prizes, photo booth, more. March 9 Free art class at the Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill. No experience needed. Ages 10-15 from 1:15 - 2 p.m. Only 10 students per session, must sign up by emailing March 9 North Island Concert Society presents the Woody Holler Orchestra, 7:30 p.m., Port Hardy Civic Centre. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jazz in the Saddleâ&#x20AC;? featuring old-timey country swing, cowboy classics and yodeling. Tickets $25, available in advance at Cafe Guido, Port Hardy Museum and For Scrap Sake in Port Hardy, at the Flower Shoppe in Port McNeill, or by calling Gail Neely at 250-284-3927 in Port Alice. Tickets also available at the door. More info, March 11-15 Team Believe hosts a penny drive. A box will be placed

at the North Island Gazette and First Choice Fitness in Port Hardy. Team Believe is working hard to raise money for the 2013 MS Walk. If you would like to donate your pennies earlier please contact Karen 250-949-9891. March 12 Food security and community garden information meeting featuring VIHA dietician Kimberley Black, 10:15 a.m., Black Bear Resort in Port McNeill. Open to anyone interested in sharing their knowledge of community gardens and broader food security issues. Lunch will be provided; please RSVP at or 1-250-850-2146. March 13 Toastmasters hosts its inaugural Speech Competition at the North Island College, 7 p.m. FMI contact Sandra at 250-902-0523. March 15 Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill presents Parental Guidance, 7 p.m. Tickets $5; concession; info March 16 Port McNeill Lions Club hosts bingo night at the local hall. Doors open at 6 p.m., play begins 7 p.m. March 17 Broughton Sports Club hosts St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day trap shoot and barbecue, noon, at the shooting range south of Port McNeill (entrance across from Telegraph Cove turnoff).

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Know before you go to avoid surprises It was about this time last year we were planning a canoe/hiking trip, and I was in desperate need of mountains. A place I truly feel free, where the world’s vistas open before your eyes. We had been thinking of doing the Turner Lake Chain in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park in 2010, but due to heavy floods that washed out bridges and a forest fire that year, we put it on the back burner. In 2011, only a portion of the chain was open due to hazards from the 2010 fire. By spring of 2012 I learned that was the year to visit the Turner chain, as all of the circuit and trails were open according to the park operator. And there were no warnings on the Tweedsmuir Provincial Park page online. The only inconvenience was that the bridge over Young’s Creek was still washed out, and our only way up was by plane, meaning we wouldn’t be able to hike up the Hunlen Falls Trail. It cost a bit extra, but that expense was keeping lots of campers away, which meant we had the whole lake chain and all the trails to ourselves for a week and a half. There’s nothing like feeling you own the world at 3,600 feet. With spectacular views of the coastal mountains, I couldn’t wait to hike up onto the glacier on Glacier Mountain. Our first concern was the canoes we had to choose from. Many were marked with pink tape for repairs and not for use, others had no carrying yoke, and a number had varnished plywood seats, not very comfortable on an extended trip. Still others were held together with duct tape. Renting was cheaper than flying up with our own canoe, but in hindsight the extra cost would have been worth it. In the end, we found two canoes that were in reasonable shape.

Our Backyard with Lawrence Woodall Fishing for cutthroat in these waters is like shooting fish in a barrel. The number of cutthroat is ridiculous; if you don’t catch fish here you should give up fishing and take up needlepoint. And there’s no lack of food — not just for the fish, but bird life is plentiful with hundreds of warblers, finches and cedar waxwings in aer-

ial warfare, along with a myriad of other songbirds gobbling down the buffet of all-youcan eat insects. The biggest disappointment came the second day, hiking up the Ptarmigan Lake Trail up to the glacier. At South Goat Creek a third of the way up, I realized something was amiss long before I reached the little creek to ford across, when I heard a constant roar. It was no little creek; it was a raging runoff 35- to 45-feet across. Looking up through the fringe of the subalpine my numb mind took in the splendor of the glacier and alpine that waited only hours away, but unreachable. Grizzlies, deer, moose, birds, and scen-

Plywood seats made the author’s trip to the Turner Lake Chain a little uncomfortable. His advice: do your research before you take any trip to know what’s in store. Lawrence Woodall

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At left: Brandon Saunders squeezes DNA into a vial while Tristan Boyd waits to collect a sample during an appearance at NISS by the Genome BC Geneskool Friday. Right: Julie Chang of Genome BCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Geneskool proJ.R. Rardon vides evidence to the Grade 10 students during a mock crime scene forensics investigation.

CSI: Port McNeill at NISS Gazette staff PORT McNEILLâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; North Island secondary school students became forensic crime investigators for a day and learned to extract DNA with the help of staff from the Genome BC Geneskool Friday. Teams of instructors from Vancouverbased Geneskool visited North Island Secondary School and Port Hardy Secondary School for the day, and provided several classes at each school a chance to solve a mock crime and perform other genetic experiments.

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North Island Life Blues and biz share McNeill stage Gazette staff PORT McNEILL—The Clothes Inn was honoured with the Business of the Year Award and a pair of newcomers shared the New Business of the Year Award Friday as the Port McNeill and District Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Business Awards Gala at the Community Hall. The event was almost more party than awards presentation, with a full catered dinner from the Northern Lights Restaurant and a concert by local bluesfolk legend David Essig taking up the bulk of the evening. By comparison, the presentation of the winners’ plaques went by briskly, particularly as four of the winners could not attend due to travel or illness. “The main thing we wanted to do was recognize our Chamber members and make sure they all had a great evening,” said Cheryl Jorgenson,

who organized the event with a crew of volunteers. Other local businesses contributed, as well. Lyn Skrlac and Lynda Biggs of the 2013 Port McNeill and District Chamber of Commerce Business Awards winners: Professional Merit Award Roma Joseph, CIBC Public Safety Award Port McNeill Emergency Social Services Customer Service Award The Subway staff Volunteer of the Year Award Karen Watkins, the Happy Gang New Business Award (tie) Harbour Sushi Sassy Shears Senior of the Year Award Helen Gurney Green Award Jenny Sorenson, Coastal Curbside Recycling Chamber Spirit Award David Mitchell Business of the Year Award The Clothes Inn

Flower Shoppe donated orchid arrangements for each table, and the flowers were awarded to a dozen women in a draw held at the end of the evening. Rona/Shoprite stepped up at the 11th hour to provide a decorative stage backdrop for Essig. The internationally renowned musician, who has recorded and performed for more than 40 years, recently relocated to Rough Bay on Malcolm Island. Playing a mix of folk ballads and greasy blues, Essig showed he may have lost a few hair follicles over the years, but none of his fingerpicking virtuosity or slide skill with his preferred bottleneck — a 5/8inch, deep-well socket.


Clockwise from top: David Essig performs during Saturday’s Port McNeill and District Chamber of Commerce awards gala; Cheryl Jorgenson presents Subway’ Janette Canovas the Customer Service Award; Linzi Jorgenson and Xenia Peterson of Sassy Shears and Charlie Jang of Harbour Sushi join presenter Terry Eissfeldt after sharing the New Business of the Year Award; Gaby Wickstrom snaps J.R. Rardon a photo of the crew from The Clothes Inn.


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Saddlebags of swing riding to Port Hardy Gazette staff PORT HARDY—The North Island Concert Society resumes its 2012-13 season this weekend with the yodelling and old-school campfire country of Woody Holler and his Orchestra. But this isn’t your grandfather’s cowboy crooner. Woody Holler is the prairie pseudonym of Darryl Brunger, a classically trained singer who also performs with the Manitoba Opera chorus and with Winnipeg’s Little Opera Company. Absolutely, there will be yodelling when Saturday’s show kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Centre. But fans of jazz swing, folk and vocal performance should all have something to cheer about when this highly skilled quartet takes the stage. Holler’s honeysmooth vocals earned the group’s debut album,

Woody Holler and his Orchestra bring their sweet harmonies to the Civic Centre stage Saturday night. Photo submitted

2010’s Western Skies, a Canadian Folk Music Awards nomination for Traditional Vocalist of the Year. And, like “Woody”, each member of his aptly named orchestra is a professionally trained musician who performs in other bands or in other projects, across a range of music styles. Violinist Richard Moody is a classically trained veteran who has played everything from chamber orchestra to folk-rock to jazz, including work with

The Bills, a previous NICS headliner. Guitarist Greg Lowe is a composer for theatre, radio and television who instructs in jazz guitar and bass and who has played with a wide range of groups. Upright bassist Daniel Koulack is actually a multi-instrumentalist who has released two albums of instrumental music and who may be most recognized for his work with a variety of bands performing the wild, up-tempo Klezmer style.

Together, they perform traditional country swing and cowboy songs in impeccable style, with plenty of surprises in their saddlebags courtesy of the performers’ improvisational chops. In one notable performance from the group’s tour bus, recorded by Lowe and uploaded to YouTube, Holler — while driving the bus — breaks into an operatic aria as Moody joins in on violin without skipping a beat. In short, Saturday’s show is fit for fans of old-timey country, country swing, jazz and more. And as an added bonus for those with a sweet tooth, the show serves as the concert society’s annual Decadent Desserts night, with a variety of delectable delights available for an additional $5 ticket at the door. Tickets for Woody Holler and his Orchestra

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on deck Tell us about items of interest to the sports community. March 7-10 Hockey 34th annual Oscar Hickes Memorial Hockey Tournament, Port Alice Arena. Thursday games 6-11 p.m.; Round-the clock hockey from noon Friday to 10:30 p.m. Saturday; finals start 9 a.m. Sunday. Concession, raffle, puck toss, Saturday dance at Legion featuring Jam Shack Araknids. Info, oscarhickes@gmail. com. March 9 Minor hockey Port McNeill Minor Hockey hosts its annual peanut jamboree, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Raffle table, concession, puck toss, more. March 15 Men’s hockey A League: Warriors at Islanders, 8 p.m., Port Alice; Mustangs at Bulls, 9:15 p.m., Port Hardy. March 16 Men’s hockey B League: Mainline vs. Rookies, 4:45 p.m., Port Hardy; Stars vs. Whalers, 9:15 p.m., Port Hardy. March 17 Golf/Curling Fourth annual Daffodilly golf and curling event. Signin at Seven Hills Golf and Country Club 9:30 a.m. for 9-hole scramble, followed by lunch and eight ends of curling at Fort Rupert Curling Club. $40 per player includes greens fees, lunch, prizes. To sign up or for info, call Naomi at 250-9492311. Men’s hockey B League: Rookies vs. Smokers, 8:45 p.m., Port Hardy. March 23 Skiing Annual Kid’s Fest at Mount Cain Ski Area, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Slalom, obstacle course race, snow sculpture and more. Info at www.

In bonspiel final, A goes to 'Z' J.R. Rardon Gazette editor PORT HARDY—It wasn’t exactly a threepeat, but three years after Port Hardy skip Brad Zealand commenced the chase for his third Hugh Fraser Memorial bonspiel championship, he hit paydirt. Teamed with his traditional rinkmates of brother Shaun, brother-in-law Mark Hutchinson and Andrew Smith, Zealand put away Campbell River’s Ed Schmuland 7-2 to claim his third Fort Rupert Curling Club men’s open bonspiel title Sunday. It was his first A final win in his home spiel since winning back-toback titles in 2009 and 2010. “It feels good,” said Zealand, who forced handshakes after scoring a four-point sixth end to put the match out of reach. “It’s always nice when you can pull out a win. We’d been kind of struggling in some of our bonspiels recently.” The host club enjoyed a strong showing in Sunday’s finals, snaring wins on all three sheets in which it was entered. Barry Evans led his Port Hardy Fire Rescue rink of Brent Borg, Jeff Tam and Greg Smith to the B title by crafting a 6-3 lead over Port McNeill’s Tom Baker and running Baker out of stones in the final end to force hand-

"It's always nice when you can pull out a win. We'd been kind of struggling in some of our bonspiels recently." Brad Zealand

Winning skip Brad Zealand releases a shot during the A final of the Hugh Fraser Memorial men's bonspiel at Fort Rupert Curling Club Sunday. Below, Brent Borg barks J.R. Rardon out commands to the sweepers for Barry Evans during the B final. len point in the openshakes. ing end Zealand and And Port Hardy’s his mates methodically Mike McCulley took control, even forclaimed the D final with going a free one-point the aid of Saskatchewan draw in the second to curler Peter Brown, retain the hammer for a who traveled to the two-point pickup in the North Island to curl third end. for the first time with Schmuland managed son Brendan Brown, a single stone with his McCulley’s second. hammer in the fifth, The squad built a solid but overshot the button lead and hung on in on the sixth to open the final end to edge the door for Zealand’s Courtenay’s Brent deal-closing, fourAitken, 8-7. point pickup. The C final went to “He didn’t have his two-time Hugh Fraser best game,” Zealand winner Tom Veary of said of Schmuland. “If Campbell River, who he makes his last shot downed Port McNeill’s throughout the three- against a struggling there at the button it’s a Keith Balcke, 5-2. Zealand’s rink day bonspiel, par- Schmuland. After spot- different game; it could was nearly flawless ticularly in the final ting the visitors a sto- have been tied.

“We just had a good read on the ice, and a couple of shots turned out to be the key.” The A final win was actually the fourth for Brad and Shaun Zealand, who teamed with father Neil in a rink skipped by their uncle, Gord Zealand, to win the 2001 title. Evans, whose rink rarely missed a shot in a solid final, used twopoint pickups in the fifth and sixth ends to build a 6-2 lead in the B final, and was content to clear Baker’s stones the rest of the way to prevent a big end. Baker was happy despite his B final loss to Evans. He was joined by fellow Broughton Curling Club veteran Don Riehl and newcomers Doug Goodman and Aaron Metcalfe. “My whole front end was new,” said Baker. “I’m happy with the way everyone played. I didn’t expect to make it this far.”

Dragonboaters seek help in nationals bid Gazette staff After four years of building their organization and competing against the best competition in B.C., the Triport Dragonboat Society is looking to take things to the next level. And it’s looking for your help.

The society this year will support a team of North Island paddlers in its effort to qualify for a spot in the Canadian National Championships, to be held Aug. 23-25 at Victoria’s Elk Lake. In order to qualify for the nationals the team will first need

to attend three qualifying race events in Vancouver, Nanaimo and Victoria. The society is asking the assistance of any residents, businesses or groups who are willing to provide donations to offset the cost of jerseys, equipment, travel and accommodation

and entry fees. The society began in 2009 with the purchase of a single dragonboat and a core group of interested paddlers from Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Sointula and Port Alice. By last summer it had grown to 140 members with four boats, including

four competitive teams who earned medals in a variety of categories in last year’s Nanaimo regatta and showed strongly in additional regattas in Vancouver and Victoria. The group has also hosted its own regatta in Port Hardy Bay in each of the past three

years. To contribute to the effort to qualify for nationals, or for other information including joining the society, contact Irene Paterson at 250-9490635. Cheques may be mailed to Paterson at Box 1273, Port Hardy, BC, V0N 2P0.


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Sports & Recreation

Atoms fall one goal short in playoff bid J.R. Rardon Gazette editor PORT McNEILL—The little team that could was finally stopped in its tracks. But the North Island Eagles atom development squad bowed out of the Vancouver Island Hockey League playoffs in most dramatic fashion possible, taking visiting Sooke down to the final second before the Thunderbirds claimed a 7-6 victory Sunday at Chilton Regional Arena. “It was a great game,” Eagles head coach Marty Gage said. “They just wanted it more than we did.” With goalie Kayden Jones pulled for an extra attacker,

the Eagles had their final chance on a face-off in the T-birds’ zone with five seconds remaining. Captain Mathew Saunders won the draw and sent a pass to Ryan Patterson, who already had a game-high four goals. Patterson’s blast from the high slot was tipped by a defender’s stick, however, and sailed harmlessly wide of the net just before the final buzzer sounded through the shrieks of the crowd. The loss ended the Eagles’ postseason chances at a Tier 3 league title, but Gage said it will not diminish the young squad’s accomplishments over the past six months. With only 12 ros-

tered players — six of them first-year atoms — TriPort had to apply for an exemption just to play in the league this season. Once approved, the team proved it belonged, posting a solid third-place finish in Division 3 to earn the home playoff matchup. “We shouldn’t even have had a team,” Gage said. “All the success they’ve had is just phenomenal. The coaching staff was talking in the locker room about just how good a team we’ve become this season, and the camaraderie is exceptional, among the players and the coaches.” The Eagles ran out to a

3-0 lead early in the second period behind goals by Patterson, Rhys Dutcyvich and Luke Gage. The visitors responded with three straight goals of their own in the second period to knot the score, before Patterson lifted home a shot from the left circle for a 4-3 advantage at 7:02 of the second. That would be the Eagles’ high-water mark. Sooke tied it again at 11:11 and took the lead for good at 1:23 of the third. Patterson and the T-birds traded two goals each the rest of the way set up the North Island Eagles atom goalie Kayden Jones wild finish. See more online at www. makes a blocker save during Saturday's playoff game in Port McNeill. J.R. Rardon

Eagles peewees close out home season with loss Gazette staff The North Island Eagles peewee rep team were in action last weekend against the Campbell River Tyees, performing strongly despite losing out in the exhibition. The visitors struck first with 7:31 left in the first period, triggering a magnificent spell for the Eagles, in particular from the defencemen. The Eagles frustrated the Tyees’ attacks time and again with timely poke- and sweep-checks backed up by solid passing to clear their zone. The home side piled on the pressure at the other end for much of the rest of the period

but were unable to find the equalizer before the buzzer sounded. The Eagles got their reward early in the second after a Tyees defender held the puck for a little too long in front of his goal. The Eagles’ Clayton Bono surged forward to put on pressure, the result- The Eagles' Tanner Roberts breaks through ing challenge seeing the the Campbell River defence last weekpuck find the net. end. A O'Toole The Eagles soaked up finish the scoring for on a power play when a some pressure from the the period. pass from behind the visitors in the remainThe Eagles contining minutes to go into Eagles net took a deflecued to pressure in the tion to find Campbell the ice-cleaning break third and were finally River’s Riley Billy at even, goalie Michael rewarded when Devin the back post. McLaughlin pulling White’s pass from the The Tyees made in out a series of stops to corner found Brady two soon after followmaintain parity. Ranger in front of the ing a scramble in front The visitors regained Tyees’ goalie and he of the Eagles goal to their lead after the break

turned the puck home to make it 3-2 with 11:09 left to play. A blistering minute and a half from the visitors shot them all but out of reach as the Tyees scored three almost identical goals in quick succession, drawing the play wide down the right before crossing for a back post shot. To their credit, the home side continued to fight for a way back and captain Tanner Roberts led by example, bursting through from his own half before slotting home high and left to complete a superb solo effort. The Eagles fought

Sports Scoreboard CURLING 2013 Hugh Fraser Memorial Men’s Open Bonspiel At Fort Rupert Curling Club

Steve Dugas of the Whalers shields a Port McNeill Pioneer defender from the puck during Sunday's B League hockey game at Chilton Regional Arena. J.R. Rardon

A Bracket Round 1: Veary d. Evans; Baker d. McCulley; Hunko d. Thurber; Green d. Aitken; Schmuland d. Campbell. Round 2: Veary d. Baker; Hunko d. Green; Schmuland d. Bjornson; Aker d. Conley; Maday d. De’Ath; M. Balcke d. Breakfast Club; K. Balcke d. Wall; Zealand d. Baroutis. Quarterfinals: Hunko d. Veary; Schmuland d. Aker; M. Balcke d. Maday; Zealand d. K. Balcke. Semifinals: Schmuland d. Hunko; Zealand d. M. Balcke. A final: Zealand 7, Schmuland 2. B Bracket Round 1: Evans d. McCulley; Aitken d. Thurber; Breakfast Club d. Conley; Wall d. Bjornson; Baroutis d. Campbell. Quarterfinals: Evans d. Aitken; Wall d. Breakfast Club; Baker d. Baroutis; De’Ath d. Green. Semifinals: Evans d. Wall; Baker d. De’Ath.

B final: Evans 6, Baker 3 C Bracket Round 1: Green d. McCulley; Campbell d. Maday; K. Balcke d. Conley. Quarterfinals: Campbell d. Green; K. Balcke d. Baroutis; Aker d. Thurber; Veary d. Bjornson. Semifinals: K. Balcke d. Campbell; Veary d. Aker. C final: Veary 5, Balcke 2 D Bracket Quarterfinals: Breakfast Club d. Thurber; McCulley d. Maday; Aitken d. Conley. Semifinals: McCulley d. Breakfast Club; Aitken d. Bjornson. D final: McCulley 8, Aitken 7 HOCKEY Men’s Commercial Hockey League Standings Through Mar. 6 Team Warriors Mustangs Islanders Bulls

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Warriors 6, Bulls 6 Friday, Mar. 15 Warriors at Islanders, 8 p.m., Port Alice Mustangs at Bulls, 9:15 p.m., Port Hardy End of season Port Hardy ‘B’ Hockey League Standings Through Mar. 5 Team Stars Whalers Smokers Pioneers Mainline Oilers Rookies

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Saturday, Mar. 2 Rookies 4, Mainline 3, exhibition Sunday, Mar. 3 Whalers 8, Pioneers 0 Stars 8, Mainline 7 Saturday, Mar. 9 Whalers vs. Smokers, 9:15 p.m., Port Hardy Sunday, Mar. 10 Stars vs. Whalers, 8:45 p.m., Port Hardy

right down to the buzzer but were unable to find the net again, the 6-3

score somewhat belying how tightly fought the game was.


Skip Brad Zealand, Mark Hutchinson, Shaun Zealand and Andrew Smith claimed the championship of the annual Hugh Fraser Memorial Men’s Open Bonspiel Sunday at Fort Rupert Curling Club.

J.R. Rardon

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Hoop dreams Gazette staff Future North Island hoops stars descended on the T'lisalagi'lakw School in Alert Bay for the school's basketball tourney.

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of SHANE HARVEY KIRKPATRICK, deceased, formerly of 835250 Beaver Harbour Road, P.O. Box 700 Port Hardy B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of SHANE HARVEY KIRKPATRICK are hereby notiďŹ ed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, MICHAEL SHANE KIRKPATRICK c/o his solicitor, Madeleine Ani of Madrona Law @ P.O. Box 229 Gabriola, B.C. V0R 1X0 or on or before April 18, 2013 after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

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Kitasoo Forest Company Limited NOTICE OF ADVERTISEMENT Kitasoo Forest Company Limited (KFCL), a forest company wholly owned by the Kitasoo / Xaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;xais First Nations, hereby gives notice to advertise its Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP). The geographic area of the FSP covers the Kitasoo / Xaiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;xais First Nationsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Traditional Territory (as indicated on the map and described as forest development units). A review and comment period of sixty (60) days is open for stakeholders, interested parties or members of the public to provide written input regarding the FSP content. Copies of the FSP can be viewed at the Capacity Forest Management ofďŹ ce in Campbell River (8:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm) March 1 to April 30, 2013 (excluding weekends and holidays) or online at: Persons wanting to register their input are invited to do so in writing prior to April 30, 2013 when the review and comment period will expire. Please direct written submissions for the review and comment period to: KFCL FSP Review and Comment Capacity Forest Management Ltd. 1761A Redwood St., Campbell River, BC V9W 3K7 For more information or to arrange an appointment, please contact Ryan Clark, RPF at (250) 287.2120 or This advertisement serves as notice to all trappers, guide outďŹ tters and recreation operators concerning proposed forest development operations of KFCL within the FSP area.

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Namgis First Nation of Alert Bay, BC, intends to make application to Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), West Coast Service Centre for an Interim Licence to Lease â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for non-commercial purposes situated on Provincial Crown land located at the vicinity of Woss. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is File 1414081. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations at 142 - 2080 Labieux Rd, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6J9, or emailed to: Comments will be received by MFLNRO until April 6, 2013. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website: ApplicationPosting/index. jsp for more information.

DAVE LANDON Motors has an opening for an Automotive Salesperson. This is a full time commissioned position and comes with a full beneďŹ ts package. The position requires a commitment of time, energy, constant learning, proďŹ ciency with new technology, ambition and t he ability to excel in customer service. If you have these skills needed to succeed, please email your resume to MOUNT WADDINGTON Transit System is looking for a parttime dispatcher for Monday to Saturday. Minimum qualiďŹ cations: â&#x20AC;˘ Good communications skills â&#x20AC;˘ Dispatching experience Email resume and cover letter to or mail resume to North Island Community Services Society. PO Box 1028, Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0. Attention: Mary Mavis. Closing date: March 21, 2013.

Take notice that â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Namgis First Nation of Alert Bay, BC, intends to make application to Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), West Coast Service Centre for a Lease â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for non-commercial purposes situated on Provincial Crown land located at the vicinity of Woss. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is File 1414080. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations at 142 - 2080 Labieux Rd, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6J9, or emailed to: Comments will be received by MFLNRO until April 6, 2013. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website: ApplicationPosting/index. jsp for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor.


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Public Works and Parks Summer Students The District of Port Hardy is currently seeking energetic summer students interested in summer opportunities with our Public Works and Parks Department. Our summer students will perform a diverse range of labor related duties such as grass cutting, raking, pruning, watering, painting, edging, and gardening tasks in District parks, trails, cemetery and sport ďŹ eld facilities. The terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the IUOE Collective Agreement. QualiďŹ ed individuals should forward their resumes, quoting â&#x20AC;&#x153;Summer Studentâ&#x20AC;? competition to Trevor Kushner, Director of Operational Services, District Hall, 7360 Columbia Street no later than 4:30pm, April 5, 2013. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted. To be considered for this opportunity candidates must be either attending or returning to their post-secondary education at the conclusion of the summer season.


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PHSS vid goes viral By now, some of you have seen our own famous Mr. Fyles and his Chemistry 12 class doing their thing on the gone-viral YouTube sensation, “Harlem Shake.” The Chemistry 12 group now has more than a thousand hits on its uploaded performance, with a fan club growing daily. Longer hours of daylight and trees in bud tell us that Spring Break is fast approaching. For some students, such as the PHSS travel club, it can’t come soon enough as the group looks forward to heading off for a tour of Belize, the nation that brought chewing gum to the world! We wish all of the students and chaperones safe travels, and a magnificent time in Central


Wai-Ching Sze-to, Alisha MacDonald and Alexandra Southgate


America. America Speaking of having fun, Mardi Gras came to PHSS in February, with a full-out, in-costume dance sponsored by hard working students and staff. After a week of candy grams and flowers, the evening was a colourful conclusion to the most romantic week of the year. Moving into springtime means many students will be picking up extra working hours during Spring Break, while others will just enjoy a week of relax-

ation. With Easter just ation around the corner, too, this upcoming month promises to be an allaround superb set of weeks for students and staff! We wish everyone a fantastic spring break, and hope that all the students and staff at PHSS have a chance to rest and rejuvenate their school spirit! Wai-Ching Sze-to, Alisha MacDonald and Alexandra Southgate are Grade 11 students at Port Hardy Secondary School who write a monthly column.

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Left: Francisca “Fanny” Chua is presented Alert Bay’s Citizen of the Year Award by Mayor Michael Berry during a ceremony in February. Right: (Left to right) William Johnson, Evan Gordon-Valan, Adrian GordonValan, Kelsey Nelson (partially obscured), Ritchie Stauffer, Jesse Jackson and Aidan Carey join Berry after being presented with the Village’s Youth Citizen of the Year Award. Photos submitted

AB honours top citizens Gazette staff ALERT BAY— Francisca “Fanny” Chua, a volunteer at the local thrift shop for 30 years, was named the Village’s Citizen of the Year in a ceremony hosted last month at the Village office. Mayor Michael Berry presented Chua with a plaque recognizing her volunteer work with the thrift store,

Senior Christmas dinner, Breakfast with Santa, Remembrance Day and more. Alert Bay’s annual Youth Citizen of the Year Award was given to Aidan Carey, Adrian Gordon-Valan, Evan Gordon-Valan, Jesse Jackson, William Johnson, Kelsey Nelson and Ritchie Stauffer for their efforts toward a new skateboard park.

The Rotary Club Corner Leading up to 100 years of Rotary in BC, these spots highlight member profiles of the Rotary Club of Port Hardy

Alison Mercer

M name is Alison Mercer and I lead My a very active lifestyle enjoying sports an the outdoors and many volunteer and ac activities. I’ve lived in Port Hardy ov 30 years and have just begun my over jo journey with the Rotary Club Dec 13, 20 2012. Locally I know we have done lo of projects helping the community lots do great things and internationally I’v learned we do beautiful things as I’ve w well. I could talk all day about what w we’ve done or will do but Congrats to R Rotary on their 100th year of service! In Incredible and its just the beginning for me! Thank you.

Ana Estrada Club Service Director

Ana Estrada, a Rotary member for about 7 years and this past year has been given the opportunity to be Club Service Representative. I have lived in Port Hardy with my 3 children and 2 grandchildren, Halayna and Mateo, for the last 25 years, originally from Guatemala. I am owner/operator of Ana’s Hardy Clean. I got involved with Rotary because of the many charities it helps. My involvement with Rotary has continued to enrich and satisfy my need to help others. Congratulations Rotary on your 100th Anniversary in BC!

Rotary is a club combined of business people, managers and professionals that want to serve the local and International communities. If this interests you, contact Sandra Masales at 250-949-7338.

Guess this week’s Rotary Trivia question and you are eligible to win a round of golf from Seven Hills Golf & Country Club. Submit your answer to by Monday 5pm. Question: What 2 countries are the exchange students from in the Rotary Club of Port Hardy’s Youth Exchange Program this year?

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North Island Gazette, March 07, 2013  
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March 07, 2013 edition of the North Island Gazette