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It has been maintained ever since and the site was put up for sale, eventually being bought by real estate and medical technology entrepreneur Krishan Suthanthiran in 2005 . He initially viewed it as a location for a number of purposes, including a high-end resort, by emphasizing its remote and pristine attributes. That direction’s now changed with a growing number of companies wishing to build natural gas pipelines to the coast to feed planned liquefied natural gas plants to then supply growing energy needs in Asia. “Mr. Suthanthiran sees this opportunity as a real benefit to the region in terms of providing an ideal location for LNG operations (shortest pipeline route, existing community infrastructure to accommodate up to 1000 peo-

ple, deep water access), creating jobs in the Nass Valley ...,” said Pernarowski of the formation of Kitsault Energy. The BG Group is one company wanting to build an LNG plant near Prince Rupert. It has chosen Spectra Energy to build a pipeline from northeastern B.C. to its planned plant location and Spectra has picked out three route options, one of which would enter the water in the Kitsault area before turning south to Prince Rupert. “Kitsault Energy would be interested in forming partnerships with any major LNG proponent looking for a suitable site,” said Pernarowski. “There are a limited site options for LNG terminals and deep water ports in the region. We feel that Kitsault provides a very unique opportunity in loca-



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PRINCE RUPERT - The Fraser Institute released its elementary school rankings on March 4, and schools in the district remain near the bottom. The report looked at the average Grade 4 and 7 scores for reading, writing and numeracy on the Foundation Skills Assessment tests administered by the province, as well as the gap in scores between male and female students, and gave each school a score

out of 10 based on those results. The highest ranked school in the district was Annunciation school, which was ranked 50th out of the 853 schools included in the report, with a score of 8.9 out of 10. The ranking is up from the average fiveyear ranking of 58th, and the score is up from the five-year average of 8.4. But Annunciation was more than 750 places ahead of the next Prince Rupert school. The next highest-ranked school was Conrad,

placing 751 out of 853 with a score of 3.9. While the ranking was down from an average of 697th in the last five years, the score was up from an average of 2.9 out of 10. Lax Kxeen was next, ranked 784th with a score of 3.4. The ranking was down from the five-year average of 673rd and a score of 3.6. Rounding out Prince Rupert schools was Pineridge Elementary, ranked 817th with a score of 2.9. That score is well down from the five year average of 3.8, while the ranking is

down from a five year average of 665. Roosevelt Park Community School, which has frequently been near the bottom of the rankings, was not included in the report this year. According to author and Fraser Institute director of School Performance Studies Peter Cowley, not enough students wrote the test at Roosevelt to provide a significant sample size. The other North Coast school ranked was Sk’aadgaa Naay in Skidegate, placing 516th

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No PCBs leaked as 1,500 litres of oil escape transformer By Martina Perry THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR

PRINCE RUPERT - The Prince Rupert Port Authority has wrapped up Phase 1 of its efforts to clean-up a mineral oil leak that occurred in the Fairview Bay area due to an act of vandalism. The Port said less than 1,500 litres of mineral oil escaped from three decommissioned electrical transformers, an incident the Port was made aware of on Feb. 22. Oil was sucked up by the porous ground in the area around the transformer site, with a quantity trickling down to the harbour. The Port coordinated a joint response effort, with Western Canada Marine Response Corporation containing waterborne contaminates and Quantum Murray collecting surface water and putting it into tanker trucks for disposal. SNC-Lavalin Environment took samples, and will continue to monitor the area.

“We take any inbour,” Gurney said, addcident like this seriing the recovery of the ously. While we are nets is ongoing. relieved that the conAs the initial phase centration of PCB in of collecting oil from the this transformer oil environment winds down was too low to detect, the next stage involves an we’ve continued to assessment of how much exercise the highest soil has been contaminatlevel of caution when ed so it can be removed it comes to our perthe area, as well as Michael Gurney from sonnel and thoroughongoing environmental ness when it comes monitoring to measure to the environmental the impact to wildlife clean up on this operand plant life in the viation,” Michael Gurcinity of the spill. ney, PRPA manager of communicaGurney said the Port learned tions, said. their practice of being prepared for Also contributing to the absorp- any type of incident in the harbour tion of fluid in saltwater were sev- or on Port property is warranted. eral tonnes of abandoned fish nets “We will continue to exercise found below the low tide line. our teams, enforce security on Port “On one hand they are pollution property to ensure, should the unexwithin themselves in that they were pected occur in the future, we’ll be abandoned there years before. On ready,” said Gurney. the other hand they in fact soaked RCMP did not immediately reup a great deal of the mineral oil that turn repeated requests on the status leaked from the land into the har- of the vandalism complaint.

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International Women’s Day today By Cameron Orr


KITIMAT - Today is International Women’s Day and the Tamitik Status of Women is hoping to keep people aware of the ongoing work to end violence against women. The Kitimat-based women’s advocacy group said that as International Women’s Day comes and goes, the organization is working to be inclusive of men and boys. Tamitik Outreach Worker Cheryl Rumley said that purely from statistics a lot of violence to women involves a male. They wanted to make sure that they’re not just reducing risk by working with women, but by

working together with all populations which are involved in crime. To that end they’ve for years been offering local men workshops on relationships and ensuring that men’s and boy’s voices aren’t invisible. The organization is also maintaining longstanding traditions, such as working with the CAW 2301 Women’s Committee to hand out white ribbons in December, an awareness campaign for violence. Gender violence is definitely an issue for Kitimat. Crime statistics for Kitimat shows a jump from seven to 12 sexual assaults. Rumley said that’s no small increase for a community of our size.

Particularly since the estimate is that only 19 per cent of sexual assaults are reported. Tamitik executive director Linda Slanina adds that usually only about one per cent of that estimated 19 per cent even make it in to a transition house. Tamitik Status of Women run their own transition house they call Dunmore Place, and Slanina said such a low rate of women making it into a transition house is scary considering their own shelter runs at capacity nearly all the time. Anyone who would like more information about International Women’s Day can find it online at www.internationalwomensday. com.

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an electronic sign feature. Public notice was distributed to landowners and nearby businesses however no comment was received. The Downtown Design Panel also reviewed the application and were happy save for three concerns which are addressed in the permit. Those include having a refuse enclosure to maintain safety and aesthetics, that the drive through be safe and clear.

KITIMAT — A public hearing is scheduled for March 18 regarding a proposed amendment to the R3-A Multi-Family Zone. The zoning amendment process had initially been started in response to a proposed development called Strawberry Estates.

However that plan changed and a bylaw was never adopted. Now back to the first reading of a bylaw, administration is asking for the bylaw to include detached, duplex and triplex dwellings as permitted buildings in the zone.

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Approval being sought for northwest mine TERRACE - The provincial government is being asked to approve of a project to spend more than $900 million developing a molybdenum mine in northwestern B.C. The provincial environment and mines ministers have 45 days to say ‘yes’, ‘no’ or ask for further assessment of Avanti Mining’s mining plan at Kitsault on the north coast. The referral to the two cabinet ministers took place March 1 after more than 16 months of study. “This is a milestone day for Avanti in the advancement of the Kitsault Mine environmental assessment and permitting requirements,” said Avanti president Craig Nelsen. “We have been working for over 16 months since we submitted our application with the agencies to get to the point where it can be de-


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PRINCE RUPERT - As students across Prince Rupert showed their support for anti-bullying on Feb. 27, Charles Hays Secondary School principal Sheila Wells says that bullying is still prevelant in Prince Rupert. “Is bullying an issue? Yes, we’d like to have no bullying,” said Wells. “A lot of times the issues start at parties or on the weekend and they carry into the school on Monday or Tuesday.” While traditional bullying does take place, cyber-bullying is the issue most frequently brought to the attention of administrators. “A lot of times the issues start on the Internet, through chats, texting, and social media,” said Wells. “We deal with cyber-bullying the most.” Charles Hays student council member Seamus McConville agrees. “Honestly a lot of the bullying takes place on the internet nowadays,” he said. There is a silver lining. Despite the fact that bullying does exist, the students and staff at

Charles Hays are taking measures to prevent it, and young people are getting involved in the support for anti-bullying. Weeks prior to the date, student council crew at Charles Hays spent their lunch hours, breaks, and after schools selling pink bracelets and t-shirts and plastering pink posters around the school in hopes of raising awareness for Anti-Bullying Day. After a few weeks of preparation, students of all ages were dressed in pink to show their support. “It was pretty easy to get other students involved because bullying is a big issue, particularly with some of the recent events in the Lower Mainland…It is easier to get students to dress up for something like this because it is a cause people can relate to as opposed to something like a school spirit day,” said McConville. “It makes me happy to see the kids take this seriously because bullying is a problem…It is good to see the students come out and support others who have experienced bullying.” Bullying is still an issue, not just at Charles Hays, but everywhere. However, progress is

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KITIMAT - Inside a colourful, easy to read children’s book, readers are shown the journey of Josh, coming to grips with a grandfather he doesn’t quite understand through circumstances outside anyone’s control. Kathleen Cherry, a local school counsellor, has just had published her first children’s book, called Blowing Bubbles. Children and adults were treated to a reading at a book launch even at the Kitimat Public Library on February 23. Using bubble gum bubbles as the connect-

ing force, the character Josh has to learn to come to grips with his Grandfather George, who has suffered a stroke and is not the same man he used to be. For Cherry, the book didn’t come from any specific episode in her own life, but is the culmination of her life experience. “I’m a school counsellor so I do work a lot with books in general when I’m working with kids, and certainly my parents are getting quite not any specific issue. More watching the relationship with my kids and also my students,” she said. The youth and adolescent experience has

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She finds writing to a student audience is a good fit for her. Working in a school, and also working away at a doctorate, gives her that special insight to that age group. Her manuscript Blowing Bubbles was in 2006 and 2009 a finalist in the Writer’s Union of Canada’s Writing for Children competition. Finalizing in that competition gives her manuscript the chance to be picked up by a Canadian publisher. As an author of oth-

er finalist manuscripts, she said she was beginning to feel like the bridesmaid, never the bride, but is very excited to now have a book on shelves. The book is available through Aaspirations Publishing, or on Cherry said she is encouraging people who read her book to leave reviews behind. That’s not for sales, but in the hopes that favourable reviews will make getting published in the future easier.

KITIMAT - Kitimat Council has adopted a policy to allow patios on public land. The recommendation came from the Kitimat Downtown Design Guidelines and Official Community Plan encouraging the development of outdoor patios, while the District of Kitimat had no actual policy to refer to. A report to council notes that most businesses only have open spaces in the “public realm” — that includes public squares, roads and parks. The issue went before the Advisory Planning Commission and decided to model a potential policy on the City of Nelson. According to the policy, patios will be permitted as accessories to an adjacent restaurant, coffee shop or licensed establishment. A 1.6 metre walkway is required to remain to allow pedestrian traffic. As well, no amplified music would be allowed to be played at 9 p.m.

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TERRACE – Cheryl Wahl, Keri Pearson, and Betty Orr with some of the cookies they bake for Cassie Hall school as part of the community outreach by Terrace Alliance Church. The baking started four years ago when children’s ministry pastor and substitute teacher Jan Gray asked Cassie Hall School how the church could help with any needs at the school. In addition to cookies, the church has gathered winter coats and clothing for students, extra school supplies, backpacks, held a luncheon for the teachers and anything else where help is needed.

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TERRACE - The name Sockeye Creek doesn’t sit right for local residents who have a passion for local history. Terrace city councillor Lynne Christiansen believes the name should be changed back to its original name of Eliza Creek in acknowledgement of an important figure in local history--a female icon central to both aboriginal and settler culture. Eliza was a sister to Kitselas chief Walter Wright and after marrying Tom Thornhill from England, the couple settled down to live in a cabin near the Kitselas Canyon on the Skeena River in 1892. Eliza was also a trapper and would routinely hike to her trapline located near a creek that eventually bore her name. But the name was changed to Sockeye Creek sometime in the 1930s. Both Christiansen and former Thornhill Kitimat-Stikine regional district director Les Watmough have tried unsuccessfully at different times to get the name restored. “We’ve brought it up before but the staff runs into roadblocks and it fades away,” Christiansen said. Christiansen brought up the issue once more at the February Kitimat-Stikine regional district meeting where she sits as a City of Terrace director and last week at a city coun-

cil meeting. Sockeye Creek is wrong for several reasons, said Watmough, explaining that a group of summer surveyors from federal fisheries who came through the area sometime in the 1930s were responsible. The problem began when the surveyors changed the name of a larger creek known to the locals as Sockeye Creek located south of Terrace. “Their leader was a bureaucrat. Williams was his name. They disregarded the local map and changed Sockeye to

Williams,” Watmough said of the surveyors. Having placed the name of the group leader on their own map, Watmough said they now had to find a new creek on which to stick the name sockeye. They found another nearby, the one locals called Eliza. Apparently aware of what he had done, Watmough said, Williams pencilled in the note “officially Eliza Creek” on his survey map. What further riles Watmough is that Sockeye Creek is home to more coho salmon than it is to sockeye.

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PRINCE RUPERT - Prince Rupert’s Royal Purple of Canada group handed over some green to ensure Prince Rupert’s youth know the effects and consequences of alcohol and drug abuse, and can make positive choices. Maggie Matthews of the group handed over a $1,000 cheque to Marlene Swift of Prince Rupert’s RCMP Victims Services Program for a presentation on the topic the group is planning to hold in April.

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TERRACE - Louise Wernli, left, of Hazelton is on her way to a province-wide French public speaking competition this May as a representative of School District 82 Coast Mountains. The provincial Concours d’art Oratoire will take place at SFU Surrey and is hosted by Canadian Parents for French BC and Yukon Branch. Wernli, a Grade 12 French Immersion student at Hazelton Secondary, won her trip to the provincial event at the district wide Concours d’art Oratoire held at Skeena Middle School March 2. Congratulating Wernli on her accomplishment is CPF Terrace Chapter president Carolyn DeFreitas. Forty students from grades 4 to 12 participated in this year’s district wide competition, coming from Hazelton, Terrace and Kitimat. Asked why they would enter the competition again next year, student responses varied from “I would attend again because I think it is fun and good practice for a future job� to “Because I have to�. Others said, “It’s a good experience and you learn every year�, or “It was really fun to listen to all the speeches�. Parents and judges certainly agreed with the latter statement.



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PRINCE RUPERT - Prince Rupert city council has acknowledged they were wrong voting to support the Snowbirds show behind closed doors. Council returned the $7,000 funding request to an open session of council on Feb. 25 to, as council stated, “to be in line with the Community Charter”. Although passed, the motion to provide money to the Snowbirds organizing committee did not receive an overwhelming level of support among the four councillors in attendance. Councillor Anna Ashley, who opposed the initial request for funding, was steadfast in her decision not to give organizers money. “I think the Snowbirds are a great opportunity for the town, but I still disagree with the amount of money put forward,” she said. “The money left over from the Homecoming was not specifically targeted for Snowbirds. It was to come back to council to use for whatever organization they felt were within the community grant guidelines.” With only four councillors in attendance and one vote in opposition, another nay vote would deny organizers the $7,000. Councillor Jennifer Rice voted in favour of giving the money after initially voting against the group’s request, but said it was more so a vote for the people than for her-

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Prince Rupert city council voted to provide $7,000 to help bring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds back to town this summer, though some members of council questioned the need for the expense. self. “The reason I initially voted against this was because I did think the amount of money was significant given we’re cutting back on grants for all the regular grantees and given the financial situation of the municipality.... This is not something I am personally in favour of in any overly excited way, but if it is the will of the people then I will vote in favour,” she said. “Personally I wonder about an event of this magnitude in one of the rainiest and cloudiest cities in the country. With all due respect to the organizers of this and the intent, I don’t think this is the most logical community event.” While two councillors spoke against the event, councillor Nel-

son Kinney and Acting Mayor Gina Garon were supportive of the show. “I know the Snowbirds were quite upset when they couldn’t perform last year and said they did want to come back. We have a window of opportunity and I would really hate for this to slip through because it could be another 20 years before they come back,” said Garon. “I do believe this is an event for the whole community and for the region. There is no cost to any individual to come out to attend the event, you can view it from a number of different places in the community and it will bring in people from outlying communities. It brings a bit of an economy to the town.”

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The Royal Canadian Air Cadets of Terrace hosted and won gold at the marksmanship zone tournament two weekends ago. Cadets from Kitimat and Prince Rupert also attended. The team will go on to Provincials in Vernon in April. Back row left to right: LAC Jason Pires, Sgt Alycia Iuliano, Sgt Tristen Christmas, Maj Chris Bishop, WO2 Christopher Bishop. Front Row: LAC Chance Soden and LAC Aleah McEvoy.

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Warrant Officer Second Class Christopher Bishop, right, receives the Top Shot Medal from Lt(N) Milne at the marksmanship zone tournament hosted by the 747 Royal Canadian Air Cade squadron of Terrace, B.C. Teams from Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert entered.

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Juergen Hagemann May 15, 1919 - February 12, 2013 With sadness, yet gratitude for having been a part of his life, we announce the passing of Juergen Hagemann. Juergen lived in Kitimat from 1954 to 2004, and worked for Alcan until his retirement in 1984. He was predeceased by his daughter Christina in 1954, wife Martha in 1988, two brothers and a sister. He is survived by wife Gisella, daughter Ingrun and two sisters. Juergen is remembered for his love of music which he shared with many. He played the flute, recorder, guitar and directed the Catholic church choir for almost twenty years. His passion for life, his wisdom, inner strength, and unwavering spiritual beliefs were an inspiration for all who knew him. The family would like to thank all his friends in the community for their prayers, love and support. All was much appreciated. The requiem mass and interment took place in Berlin, Germany on February 22, 2013.


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As I sit in Heaven And watch you everyday I try to let you know with signs I never went away I hear you when you’re laughing And watch you as you sleep I even place my arms around you To calm you as you weep I see you wish the days away Begging to have me home So I try to send you signs So you know that you’re not alone Don’t feel guilty that you have Life that was denied to me Heaven is truly beautiful Just you wait n see So live your life, laugh again Enjoy yourself, be free I know with every breath you take You’ll be taking one for me. Dad, you are forever in our memories, Always in our hearts. Sadly missed and forever loved by: Dad, Mom, Ashley, Melanie, Camille, Michael and Deanna.

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DUNN April 7, 1934 February 27, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frederick William Dunn on Feb. 27, 2013 in Duncan, BC. Fred was born on April 7, 1934 in Burnaby, BC. He is survived by his daughter Denise and grandchildren Jana and Justin Weir; Brother Bob (Joanne) Dunn; Brother-in-law Chuck Place; Sisters-in-law Gladys Myers and Edna Nilson; many nieces, nephew and lifelong friends. Predeceased by his wife Lenore (nee Nilson); Son-in-law Cliff Weir; and parents Bill and Ilma Dunn. Fred moved to Prince Rupert in the 1940s. He worked for BC Hydro for 40+ years as a diesel mechanic starting his career in Prince Rupert at the diesel plant. In 1976 Fred moved to Duncan and worked at Bear Point in Chemainus and VIT in Duncan until his retirement. A Celebration of Life will be held at H W Wallace Cremation and Burial Center, 5285 Polkey Rd, Duncan, BC, Sat. Mar. 9 at 2 pm. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC in memory of Fred.

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Luciano (Lou) Chioccarello


We are saddened to announce the passing of Luciano (Lou) Chioccarello on January 20, 2013 at Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody, B.C. after battling brain cancer with the utmost courage, grace and acceptance. He is predeceased by his parents, Ida and Lionello Chioccarello, uncle, Luigi Chioccarello and several aunts in Italy. He is survived by his devoted wife, Angela (Capalbo), sisters Rossella Norman (Per), Betty Chioccarello (Edward Jones), aunt, Peggy Chioccarello, nephews, David Norman (Tonina), Chris and Greg Jones, and nieces Anita Norman, Sylvia Perrier (Todd) brother-in-law, Louis Capalbo and numerous cousins. Luciano was born in Kitimat, B.C. on August 16, 1962. He enjoyed sports and many outdoor activities. He was interested in Formula One racing and after high school, he attended racing school in Montreal and California. Later, in 1986, he completed the Civil and Structural Engineering Technology program at BCIT. He worked various jobs in Vancouver, and later in Kitimat at Lapointe Engineering and then the District of Kitimat. During this time, he met his wife, Angela, who was teaching in Kitimat and they married in Trail in 1991, eventually relocating there in 2000. Luciano worked as the Roads and Grounds Superintendent for the City of Trail. He was respected for his integrity and easy-going nature. Luciano developed a passion for mountain climbing, including ice climbing, and ski-touring. He was a member of the Kootenay Mountaineering Club and Alpine Club of Canada. He climbed many peaks in the Kootenays, Purcells, Selkirks and Rockies. He lived his life with an adventurous spirit, brightened a room with his smile, and shone God’s light through his beautiful, loving eyes. Know that you will be forever in our hearts. A Mass of Christian Burial and cremation took place in Burnaby, B.C., followed by a Memorial Mass on Monday, March 4, 2013 in Trail, B.C. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, 620 Colborne St., Suite 301, London, Ontario, N6B 3R9 or online at You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at “The mountains are calling and I must go‌â€?

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Pacific Cornerstone Baptist Church Kitimat Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room Sunday Service at 11:00 am Phone 250-632-4924 •

Christ the King PARISH 1760 Nalabila Boulevard Ph 250-632-2215 Father Kenneth Uwaoma EVERYONE WELCOME Saturday Mar. 9 7:30 pm Celebration of the Eucharist

Sunday Mar. 10 9:00 am & 11:15 am Celebration of the Eucharist

Fourth Sunday of Lent “I will get up and go to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you.� Luke 15:18

Women’s Retreat Saturday, March 16 begins with Mass at 9 am with Sr. Jude Van Baalen, OP

Presbyterian CHURCH

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

Sunday, March 10 Fourth Sunday in Lent 10:30 am Worship Service and Sunday School Worship Leader: Albert van der Haven

“Worship the Lord with us this Sunday.�

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Angelo Dos Santos Fontes October 30, 1930 - February 7, 2013

Angelo will be sadly missed by his devoted wife of 57 years, Patrocinio; sons Angelo (Lucy), John (Fernanda), daughter Maria (Joe); grandchildren Andrea, Sara, Zachary, Nathaniel, Alaina, Lucas and numerous family members and friends. Angelo is predeceased by his parents, Angelo and Rosaria Fontes, and brother Joao Fontes. Angelo was born on October 30, 1930, where as a young boy Angelo began to work in the farmlands in Vila Franca do Campo. His quest to provide his family with a better life began in 1956 when he immigrated to Canada. His Àrst of many Mobs starting in Oliver, %C where he worked on an orchard farm. He then worked in Montreal and Ànally landed a Mob with Alcan. Once he felt his Mob was secure, he brought his loving wife Patrocinio and children Angelo and John to Kitimat. In the winter of 1964 they welcomed into the world a daughter, Maria. Angelo worked hard all his life providing for his family, and along his path of life he enMoyed Àshing, gardening, his green house, and a good glass of red wine with his many multi-cultural friends. After his retirement from Alcan in 1996, he took on his ne[t Mob in life ... devoting his loving care to his wife and grandchildren. The Fontes/Velho family would like to thank the community for their kindness, thoughts, prayers, generosity and kind gestures. A special thank you to the home nursing, home support, the Kitimat General Hospital nursing staŊ, and many doctors who provide compassionate care.


Place of Worship

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

Morning Worship Service 10:30 am “The Flood� Evening of Praise March 10 6:30 pm ALL ARE WELCOME

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

Sunday, March 10, 2013

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

Worship 11:00 am Heaven’s Gates and Hell’s Flames Revelation 22:1-5

“What about Heaven!�

Place of Worship

Place of Worship

FIRST UNITED CHURCH 1180 Kingfisher Ave. • Ph. 250-632-7149 Email: • Rev. Larry Scott

Sunday, March 10 11:00 am Worship Service “The Power in Forgiveness?�


ALLIANCE CHURCH Sunday Service 10:30 am

Pastor Clint Magnus • ph. 250-632-6962

All are Welcome

11:00 am Sunday Worship 9:45 am Bible Study and Sunday School

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

The Harvest


Held at the EAGLE CENTRE THEATER 193 Nechako Centre, Kitimat Ph. 250-632-5501 email: View live webstreaming of Saturday Services at:

Saturday Night Services Saturday, March 9 Fellowship Service at 7 pm

Special meeting with Brent Borthwick

Saturday, March 9 at 1 pm


Craft items $rtisaQs ‡ %aNiQJ Silver Jewellery CKiFNeQ CreeN CRffee +Rme %usiQess & Yard Sale Items )Rr table rentals call 5Rsa 20-2- Rr .atKleen 20-2-2 The coffee is always on! Table Rental Proceeds Go To The Moose

Personals Lady - 60 seeks man for friendship 778-634-3197

Lost & Found Found Blue & Silver Comanche Bicycle. Found on Highway 16 in Thornhill Call 250-641-1824


Timeshare CANCEL YOUR Timeshare. NO Risk Program, STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. FREE Consultation. Call Us NOW. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248.

Employment Business Opportunities ACCOUNTING & Tax Franchise - Start your own Practice with Canada’s leading Accounting Franchise. Join Padgett Business Services 400 practices. Taking care of small business needs since 1966. or 1-888-723-4388, ext. 222.

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Christ Church Anglican

KITIMAT 1474 Nalabila Blvd.

Every Saturday 9:00am - 12:30pm at the Moose Hall

• Small Group Ministry • Youth Ministry • • Noahs Park Children’s Church •



1739 Gyrfalcon • Ph. 250-632-7812

Fourth Sunday in Lent Sunday, March 10 at 10:30 am Eucharist with Fr. Luke Anker Psalm 136 “Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his mercy endures forever.�

Kitimat Worship Directory For information on placing a church listing, please call 250-632-6144, or email

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Established in 1900, E.B. Horsman & Son is the only independently owned and operated electrical wholesaler in BC. We currently have an opening in our Terrace Branch for:

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PICK UP FRIDAYS at 6:00 am* DROPBOXES AT: • City Centre Hardware • Riverlodge • Cablecar at 14 GREYLING • Mac’s Convenience/Shell • OK Tire / Rent a Wreck

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A FIT female worker required for personal care, appointments/transferring. Part time weekends (6 hrs). Full part time around 20 plus hours/wk, $14/hr starting. No experience needed, on the job training. Serious applicants only contact Allan at 250-635-4992 for interview Autochoice Mechanical has an immediate opening for a licensed automotive technician. Competitive wages. Apply within, 3253 Kofoed Dr. Terrace. 250-635-6488. Breakers Pub is seeking perm full-time bar manager, bartenders, and servers. Service industry exp. and Serving It Right Cert. req. Email resumes to or drop off at Breakers Pub. EXPERIENCED CDA required for Dr. Dale Henry, starting April. Prostho module an asset. Office Hours TuesdayWednesday-Thursday 7:30am - 6pm. Resumes to: 201-330632nd Ave, Vernon, V1T 2M6 Fax 250-545-6872 or email:

ALSO AVAILABLE AT: • Kildala Grocery • Tony’s Corner Store • Husky Market • Esso • Overwaitea* OPENS AT 8:00 AM • Super Valu* OPENS AT 8:00 AM • Shoppers Drug Mart* OPENS AT 8:00 AM


If you can support Johanna Larson

Full & Part Time Fishing Guides for Terrace Area. Experience preferred but will train. Boat & truck also an asset. Reply Box 318 Terrace Standard, 3210 Clinton St. Terrace,BC V8G 5R2

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GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General Laborers and Tradesmen For Oil & Gas Industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message for Information: 1800-972-0209.


KALUM KABS LTD. Requires full/part time dispatchers and drivers. Guaranteed wages, flexible hours. Drop off resume to 4449 Lakelse Ave. No phone calls please. Prince Rupert Salt Water Fishing Guide. Ticketed. Experienced. 250-635-3521


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Broadwater Industries is currently seeking a

North Pacific Cannery National Historic Site is seeking friendly, organized, and hard-working individuals to provide front-line service in various departments of North Pacific Cannery. Successful candidates must have experience working with the public and possess excellent self-discipline and interpersonal skills. Candidate should possess an interest in and be knowledgeable about BC history—and be willing to learn. The availability of some positions is subject to the Cannery’s successful receipt of grant funding: - Visitor Services Coordinator - Research/ Curatorial Assistant - Heritage Tour Guides - Bilingual Heritage Interpreter - Lead Cook - CafÊ Assistant - Events & Program Coordinator - Grounds Keeping & Maintenance Assistant Details for each position can be found online at the North Pacific Cannery website ( For all positions, please send resume and cover letter to Polly Pereira, before 4:30 PM Friday, March 22, 2013.

Monday - Friday 9 am - 1 pm

Please drop off resume at: 4634 Park Ave. Terrace, B.C.

Canadian Tire

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Heavy Duty Mechanic Full time position to maintain a wide variety of equipment from cranes, excavators, forklifts, marine equipment & vehicles, down to pumps, gen sets and power tools. Successful applicant must have the ability to trouble shoot and maintain equipment with little supervision. Journeyman or 3rd year apprentice preferred, persons with out ticket but having 5 or more years of experience will be considered. Wages & benefits commensurate with ability and experience. Send resume to: 247 - 1 st Avenue East Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1A7 Fax: 250-624-5668 Email:

Successful candidates must have the following qualifications: • Experience with plants & trees • Good interpersonal skills • Be energetic • Be able to work independently and in a team environment • Must be available days, evenings & weekends Please drop off all applications at our customer service desk to the attention of Debbie L’Heureux.



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Kitchen is hiring servers and a cook. Serve Right and Food safe an asset. Please apply in person to Andrew.

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Shipper/ Receiver


Pro shop is hiring attendants for a retail setting. Please apply in person to Germain.


Grounds crew is hiring for outdoor work. Must have a valid driver’s license. Please apply in person to Rob. All wages are based on experience Full Time and Part time available

TO APPLY EMAIL: or FAX: 250-635-4800 to the attention of THE DEPARTMENT MANAGER Or Drop Off Resume In Person 3524 Golf Course Ave. Terrace


HomeHealthCareÂŽ #100-4634 Park Ave., Terrace, B.C. seeks part-time

Customer Service Advisor

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in home health care products. Experience is a strong asset but will train the ideal candidate. Successful candidate will be: •Highly organized •Personable and customer service focused •Energetic and motivated to succeed •Able to demonstrate attention to detail We offer competitive wage and benefit package, and welcome your interest in a career with a progressive and dynamic Community Health Care Store. No Evenings, Sundays or Statutory Holidays. Apply directly to Julie Melia, fax resume to 250-6155152 or email to We thank all applicants, however, only those to be selected for an interview will be contacted.

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is looking for a dynamic individual with a flare and passion for fashion. Previous retail experience, point of sale and merchandising experience is an asset. This is a PartTime position that may move to

Full and Part time for Coastal Taxi. $12/hr. Send resume & drivers abstract to PO Box 56 Kitimat, BC V8C 2G6 No phone calls

Full Time for the right person.

PR: Looking for experienced housecleaner, commercially trained w/WHMIS. 250-6275667 or 250-622-1333 or 250624-5161

You must be able to work on Saturdays. Please apply in person to: Seasport Clothing 297-1st Ave East Prince Rupert, BC

Resident Manager for 20 unit Silver Star Motel,Vernon Fax 250-545-3859 email silverstar

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SUBWAY in New Hazelton requires perm., f/time workers for the following positions to start ASAP: 3 Shift Supervisors With several years of experience to supervise and co-ordinate activities of staff, assist in hiring and training new staff; wages $12/hr. 5 Food Counter Attendants Prepare, heat and finish simple food items and serve customers at counters along with other duties. Will train; wages $10.25/hr. Email resume to


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Pollyco (Rupert Square) Shopping Centre Inc. Rupert Square Mall is currently looking for dedicated, hard, working individuals with a valid security licence and first aid ticket to join our team as a Security Guard / Janitor. Please email your resumĂŠ and a copy of your security licence to Steven Tao at * All applicants MUST have a valid Security Licence and subject to a Criminal Record Check.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY North Pacific Cannery is seeking a Manager who demonstrates integrity, an insatiable work ethic, works well under stress and is prepared to handle a variety of responsibilities in managing a 120-year-old National Heritage Site. The successful candidate will supervise seasonal staff, liaise with regular staff and the Board of Directors, and assume responsibility for operations and marketing of the site. He or she will be involved in planning and budgeting, including preparation and follow-up of grant applications as well as development of policies, processes and guidelines. Knowledge of-and interest in-British Columbia history are assets. Learn more online at Please send resume and cover letter to Polly Pereira, Director: before 4:30 PM Friday, March 15, 2013. City of Prince Rupert Fire & Rescue Casual 911-Operator/Dispatcher Prince Rupert Fire & Rescue Department is currently accepting applications for the position of “Casual� 911-Operator/Dispatcher. The successful applicant will have the following qualifications:

Sujitra’s Suds & Seams

Assistant Manager

Applicant must be able to work independently providing a variety of services. Wage negotiable. Please drop off resume to 172 Nechako Centre during business hours. No phone calls please. THORNHILL CHEVRON is hiring 2 Shift Supervisors on F/T, perm. basis with min. grade 12 edu. and 7 months retail exp. to manage gas station, hire/train staff, scheduling & maintain inventory. Salary $13/hr. Also hiring 3 Service Station Attendants F/T, perm. to attend customers, handle cash register & gas pump, exp. an asset but not req’d. Salary $10.50/hr. Email Resume:

"MJTUPGTLJMMSFRVJSFNFOUTBSFBWBJMBCMFGSPN Fire Hall 200 – 1st Avenue West 1SJODF3VQFSU #$ "DPWFSMFUUFSBDDPNQBOJFECZBEFUBJMFESFTVNFUPCFEFMJWFSFEUPUIF'JSF )BMM "UUFOUJPOFire Chief, Dave McKenzie0OMZBQQMJDBUJPOTSFDFJWFECFGPSF )34PO'SJEBZ .BSDIUI XJMMCFDPOTJEFSFE We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


Maple Ridge shop req. full time Fitter/Fabricator with specific pressure vessel/heat exchanger experience. Can interpret shop dwgs is well versed in layout, fitting and tacking of pressure vessel tube and shell heat exchangers & tanks w/minimum supervision. Competitive Salary, with BeneďŹ ts Including Pension. Please e-mail resume

Wonderful Opportunity in a busy restaurant.

Rosario’s Restaurant

has openings for full time/part time EXPERIENCED COOKS and SERVERS. Days and Evenings. Please email or bring resume to Rosario’s in Kitimat. No phone calls please

Retail MCA - Merchandising Consultants Associates is looking for a part-time merchandiser for Prince Rupert, BC. Approximately 1-2h/wk. $12-$15/h based on experience. Must have digital camera, printer and computer with internet access. Merchandising and retail experience an asset. Email resume to

NOW HIRING! Journey person, 30 Millwrights, 50 Pipefitters, 20 Welders, with industrial experience for a large project in Vanscoy, SK. Wages $34-$40/hour, plus retention & completion bonuses, 14/7 shift rotation, paid benefits, RRSP’s. Travel & living out allowance (for eligible candidates). Successful candidates must complete a pre-access A&D test & CSTS 09 training. Apply with current resume and references to or online at: or fax 1-888398-0725 or in person at 9744-45 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T6E 5C5

Work Wanted Retired gent looking for fulltime/part-time delivery driving job. Have Class 1 ticket. 250-639-9678

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Foreign Workers/Permanency Are you a new worker in the region from another country looking to reside here in Canada?

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Mar 25-27 60T Chartwork Jan 21 - Feb 8 SEN-L Apr 2 - 12 Ship Const.Stability Apr 15 -26 Nav. Safety Feb 18 - Mar 8 Course dates & times subject to change. Check website:

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Education 410-309 2nd Ave West Prince Rupert, BC (250) 627-1265

Financial Services DROWNING IN debts? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161. M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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

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PR: Puppies for Sale Registered German Shepherds, pure black. Wonderful personalities. Ready to go Mar. 10. $2000 ea. Ref. req. 250-627-7171

Merchandise for Sale

Are you an employer looking to hire foreign workers, let us help you achieve an LMO certificate?

Available Routes in Kitimat +Trailer Parks (75) (60) +Blueberry, Strawberry, Cranberry (30) +Wren, Widgeon (65) +Carswell (45)

Pets Miniature Poodle Puppies, tan colored, 1 male, 1 female $450/ea. Vaccinated, dewormed & paper trained. 250635-3546

Have you received a work permit and now wish to stay here?


EXPERIENCED CONSTRUCTION WORKERS WANTED JDS Energy and Mining Ltd. is undertaking a number of different mining construction projects in BC and the Canadian north later this year. We are currently recruiting labor and trades people who are interested in working on these projects. People with experience in Industrial Construction in the fields of Laborer, Carpentry, Millwright or Welding & Pipefitting are invited to submit their resumes by mail, fax or email to our office at: Suite 200, 532 Leon Ave Kelowna B.C. V1Y 6J6, Attn: Human Resources Fax # 250 763-6302. Email resumes to

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Computer Services MVCC: For All Your Computer & Security Needs. No Fix No Charge. Get professional advice from the computer doctor at no cost. 25% off with this ad. 250-638-0047.

Handypersons PR: HANDIMAN available at reasonable rates. (home renos/repairs, decks, siding etc) Call 250-627-6585 anytime.

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

Antiques, Furnishings & Collectibles Auction

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 & loveseat’s, bedroom suites, bunk beds, rocking chairs, dining room suites & china hutch’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 COLLECTABLE’S: Dolls, clocks, floor & table lamps, candelabra’s, fiddle & other misc. musical instruments, brass music stand, brass, pewter, wrought iron collectable’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 & collectable’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: Website:

Furniture PR: Dining rm table & hutch w/4 chairs, $125. 250-6224223

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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Garage Sales

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5 Smith Street Kitimat March 16 and 23 Moving, must sell. 1992 Mercedes Benz, 32” Sony TV w/VCR,exercise equipment, dresser, piano. Other household items. Please leave message: 250-632-6031 PR: Thurs. Mar. 7 & Fri. Mar. 8 from 6pm - 8pm @ 1327 7th Ave. East. Multi-family: antiques, collectibles, home gym, plants, beds, dressers, kitchen tables & chairs, sofa, garden bench, microwave & TVs, ladder, wheelbarrow, cedar panels & much more!

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

Misc. for Sale AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions online at; or Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. BIG BUILDING sale... “”This is a clearance sale. you don’t want to miss!”” 20x20 $3,985. 25x24 $4,595. 30x36 $6,859. 35x48 $11,200. 40x52 $13,100. 47x76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. Blackberry 8530 including hard cover otter case call 250631-2067 or 250-635-1190 for more information. FOR RESTLESS or Cramping Legs. A Fast acting Remedy since 1981, sleep at night, proven for 31 years. Online:, Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 KITIMAT BOXES, BOXES, BOXES You need them and we have them. Buy one bundle of 10 for $5.00 and we will give you a bundle for free. Come down to the Kitimat Northern Sentinel office at 626 Enterprise Avenue between 9 and 4:30 or call 250.632.6144 Kitimat - Solid wood dining table with 2 extensions and 6 solid wood chairs $100. 1 large Maytag washing machine (white) $50. 1 portable dishwasher (black & white) $25. 250-632-5928 SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD online: www.Norwood or call 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 us online at:

Misc. Wanted



Bachelor 1 and 2 bedroom

APARTMENTS Largest, Brightest Suites Shiny Hardwood Floors Unfurnished & Furnished Daily - Weekly - Monthly


House for sale Open design split-level 3200 sq.ft home located on a 1.2 acre lot in Strawberry Meadows. Radiant heated floors throughout, 3 large bedrooms, 2 bath, double garage, covered deck, 20’ X 12’ greenhouse plus fully inclosed 100’ X 30’ storage buildings included, fully land scaped. For more information or to view contact 250-639-9322

Sporting Goods KINGFISHER Centerpin Reel and Sage Custom Float Rod (10.5 foot) both in excellent cond. $350. (250) 842-6490 or

(250)632-2822 Kitimat

Duplex / 4 Plex


Hillcrest Place Apartments Bachelor & two bedroom No Smoking, No Pets Starting at $475 monthly Also avail newly reno’d two bdrm units with d/w 250.632.7814 Kitimat


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

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.



Lots 1 acre for Sale 3807 Skeenaview Dr. Horseshoe Area close to Soccer Fields. For info call 250-635-3908. 3414 Thomas St, 61X106 Ft. Water & sewer laterals installed. Asking $ 59,500. 250635-2313

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent APARTMENT for rent. Available now. 2 bedrooms, beautiful oak cabinets, on southside. 3 appliances. No pets, no smoking, $875/ month. 1 - 2 year lease. 6387747, leave message.

BEST PLACE TO LIVE Now taking applications for 1,2, & 3 bdrm suites. If you are looking for clean, quiet living in Terrace and have good references, please call: 250-638-0799 Walsh Avenue Apartments

Free heat & Free Hot Water Furnished & Unfurnished 1 & 2 bedrooms Security Entrances No Pets. No Smoking


PR: 1 Bdrm + Den, $650/mo., downtown location. Adult Oriented Bldg - Single person Only. Heat, Hot Water, Garbage Pick-up, W/D incl. Security Entrance. N/S, N/Kids, N/P, N/Parties. Phone 250-624-3434, before 6pm.

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QUATSINO APTS KITIMAT Downtown location Balconies Security Entrances Some furnished suites Call for an appointment 250.632.4511

ROOSEVELT HEIGHTS APARTMENTS 3 bedroom apartments. Heat and hot water included. No smoking. No pets $730 per month. References required.

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


SAWLOGS WANTED Skeena Sawmills is purchasing logs and standing timber from Terrace and surrounding areas. Interested in Hemlock, Balsam, Spruce, Cedar and Pine. Please contact Brendan Wilson at 250-635-6336 For more details.


RENT starting from $575

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CLINTON MANOR - We are taking applications for a Bachelor unit $560 Hot water included. Adult oriented N/S,N/P 2 ref. required 250615-7543 For rent in Terrace, BC, quality accommodations of varying kinds. Ref. required. Phone 250-635-1799 or 250635-9333 now for best selection. Roomy Adult Oriented 2BDRM Furnished Apt. 10 min from Terrace. N/S, N/P, $950/ month includes Utilities, Laundry Room & Satellite TV. Ref’s Requ’d. 250-635-5061.

For Lease: 4300sqft. Warehouse located 50 Charlie Currie Rd. - Cowbay. Triple net, office, warehouse, loading bays. Brian: 250-801-4952 PR: 1600 sq. ft. Shop-Storage Rental. Paint Booth attached, yard storage. PR Industrial Park. 250-627-1525


3 Bdrm house completely finished with inlaw suite downstairs, closed carport, certified wood heat, gas furnace, finished shop in back. wood shed, new windows last year, new carpets this spring, new hot water tank, Viewing appointment only. 3311 Pheasant St. 250-6352897.

Commercial/ Industrial

Phone between 9am - 6pm 250-627-8123 SANDPIPER APTS KITIMAT Newer Buildings Elevators Security Entrances Covered Parking Balconies

2 BDRM NEWLY RENOVATED LOWER UNIT IN THE HORSESHOE ,f/s/shared brand new w/d,plenty of windows and natural light,close to downtown,n/s,nonpartying,long term tenants,references reqrd,taking applications,$1,200/mth includes heat,hydro,wifi,satellite tv, 1yr lease min,250-635-1971

2 Bdrm upper floor of house. Quiet working adults only. Nice yard, sundeck & walking distance to town. $1150/mo. Includes 5 appliances, heat & electricity. Ref & DD, N/S, N/P Call 250-615-5589 4PLEX: taking applications for a clean, quiet, renovated 2 bdrm bsmt suite, 5 appliances. Adult oriented, $1,000 + utilities,no smoking, no pets, two ref’s required. Ph 250615-7543

Misc for Rent PR - 1 bdrm, hydro incl. Located in the Pineridge area. No laundry facility. N/P, N/S Ava i l . I m m e d i a t e l y. $400/month. 250-624-8041 or 250-627-7602 PR - 1 bdrm, Located in the Pineridge area. W/D incl. N/P, N/S. Lge storage area. Avail. immediately. Call 250-6248041 for more info.

Homes for Rent 2Bdrm House, carport, new floors, 5 appliances. Avail immed. Rent $1,000.00/mo. Call Rob 250-635-5652 4 bdrm house at 3330 River Drive. N/S, N/P $1,200, ref. req. 250-638-8639. DUPLEX for rent, 2 bedroom + Den with separate bath. Hardwood & ceramic tile, modern colors throughout. Partially furnished. Large beautifully landscape backyard. Adult oriented, suitable for couple or single persons. Looking for quiet tenants to share this space with the owners of the duplex living next door. Walking distance to shopping,dining and other amenities. No pets, No smoking,excellent ref req. $1500 per month. 250615-2597 or PR: Hse for rent @ Smithers & Sloan, 4 bdrm, 2 baths, 2000 sq. ft. N/P, N/S. $1200/mo. 604-788-8082 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. THREE bedroom for rent on Atlin Ave. No smoking, no pets. Gas heat. $950. monthly rent, references. 250-6278911.

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



Kitimat 1,2,3 bdrms Clean & Quiet Heat & hot water included Call (250)632-2824 or email

Apartment Furnished PR: Spacious, fully furnished 2 bdrm, 2 bath suite. N/S, N/P, cable, WiFi, Hydro incl. Suitable for working couple, DD & Ref. req. 250-624-5635

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Prime Office Rental Central location in Kitimat with high pedestrian traffic. 1,568 sq. ft. Spacious with large windows and skylights. Located on 2nd floor with two entrances and elevator. 5 interior offices with lobby and extras. Call for further information and viewing: Lynda at 250-639-6054

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

Shared Accommodation Looking for a roommate(s) to share apartment or house from April 1 student or professional. Call Josh 250-552-6751

Suites, Lower 1BDRM suite, close to downtown. N/S, N/P, single, working, responsible person. Available Immed., $550/ month. 250-635-6596 250641-6596 Available Mar 15/13 ONE bedroom suite suitable for single person ground level,No parties, N/P, N/S, near hospital, ref’s req’d, $600/mo incl.utilities. 250-635-5963

Suites, Upper Large 2 Bdrm Suite Close to downtown Prince Rupert; N/S, N/P; off-street parking; Ref. required.

Please call 250-624-2054

Townhouses 2 & 3 BED Townhouses. Fully furnished or unfurnished. Professional, licensed mngt., 250-847-8061

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

Want to Rent Older gentleman recently on pension looking to share or rent 1 bdrm or bach suite. Furnished or partly furnished. Downtown area is preferred. Utilities included Call David 250-635-5890 or 250-6385456


Cars - Domestic 2006 VW - PASSAT Kitimat - 2.0 lt turbo, 6 speed automatic with manual override. 51,000 km. Blue/black. Heated front seats. Power driver seat and glass moonroof. am/fm radio with 6 CD player. 2 sets of tires on rims. $14,000. 250-632-2076




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Antiques, Taxidermy, DVD’s, CDs, books, furniture, vintage items, tools, clothes, pictures, household stuff, fireplace, games and too much more stuff can’t list it all. New items added weekly as space allows.

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Commercial Vehicles WILL haul away your old vehicle for free. cal DON 250-6388244


Trucks & Vans 1976 FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser Runs great but needs body work. Lots of extra spare parts. $3,500 obo. 250-632-6239


1997 White Astro Van, new Transmission, Excellent condition, no dents or rust. Automatic. $2500 250-635-8225 3925 Old Lakelse Lake Drive Thornhill, BC 250-615-3793 Ask for Chance.


1998 Sierra 4x4, fully loaded, $5,500. 1992 Safari Van, 200 kms. Excellent shape. $2,800. 2002 Caravan, 209,000 kms. View at Tom’s Auto Detailing 250-639-9678 or 250-639-6756

RZR 900 XP

low miles, warranty


$4,999.00 2011 YAMAHA

YZ450F MXBike X Race Team Unit



20% OFF


Cars - Sports & Imports

THIS WEEKS SPECIALS 2007 Toyota Yaris Auto, 4 dr, A/C, P/W, P/L, Keyless Entry, AM/FM/CD 52,646 kms, WAS $13,595



2009 Hyundai Elantra


2010 Toyota Yaris

Auto, AC, AM/FM/CD, Tilt, Dual Air Bags 24,255 kms, WAS $12,995



4912 Highway 16 West, Terrace, BC V8G 1L8

250-635-6558 or 1-800-313-6558 DL#5957

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1999 Polaris

RMK 600

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land

$2,999.00 2004 ARCTIC CAT 600 MTN CAT


20% OFF


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Ph: 635-2909

PR: 1999 Cummins Diesel (Freightliner Chassie) Bounder RV, low mileage. $49,000 OBO. 250-627-5667 or 6245161 or 600-7050

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Trucks & Vans

Trucks & Vans

Take notice that Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. from Kitimat, BC, has applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Smithers, for a Licence of Occupation for Aggregate and Quarry purposes situated on Provincial Crown land located ALL THAT UNSURVEYED CROWN LAND IN THE VICINITY OF KEMANO RIVER, TOGETHER WITH THAT PART OF RIGHT OF WAY SHOWN ON PLAN 12312, RANGE 4 COAST DISTRICT. The Lands File for this application is 6408457. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Coast Mountains Land Officer, MFLNRO, at Suite 200- 5220 Keith Ave. Terrace, BC V8G 1L1. Comments will be received by MFLNRO up to April 21, 2013. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit the website at http://www. 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 at Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ Office in Smithers

Trucks & Vans

Your Northwest Distributor for


CALL JOHN COOPER TODAY! 250-635-4941 5004 Highway 16 West, Terrace

4 dr., Auto, AM/FM/CD, P/W, P/D, C/C, A/C, Heated Seats, 64,850 kms


YAMAHA 90/65 JET Outboard

Cars - Sports & Imports

“Your Recreation Specialist�

4921 Keith Ave., Terrace, B.C.

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

NOTICE OF DISPOSITION Pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter TAKE NOTICE that the District of Kitimat (the “District�) proposes to dispose of the following interest in lands and improvements: The District is the registered owner in fee simple of the parcel of land and premises located at 603 Mountainview Square, Kitimat, BC and legally described as Lot A, District Lot 6032, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 9799, PID 005-812-810, known as the Kitimat Courthouse. By earlier agreements made with the respective parties, the District has three existing leases for space in the Kitimat Courthouse with each expiring March 31, 2013. The District is proposing to enter into the following leases: A five-year Partnership Agreement and Lease with the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General for 4,635 square feet; with the District holding an option to extend for an additional five years; and with the annual rental rates set at $55,419 for the first five-year term. A five-year lease with the Ministry of Citizens’ Services and Open Government for 114 square feet; with the District holding an option to extend for an additional five years; and with the annual rental rates set at $1,607.40 throughout the term. A five-year lease with the Northwest Counselling Center Ltd. for 243 square feet; with the District holding an option to extend for an additional five years; and with the annual rental rates set at $2,730 for the first year (and increasing annually by CPI over the term). Any enquiries may be directed to Warren Waycheshen, Director of Corporate Services, at or (250) 632-8915.




REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL Prince Rupert Parade Float The Prince Rupert Special Events Society has been granted funding from the Prince Rupert Port Authority for the creation and construction of a Parade Float to represent the north coast in parade events to promote Prince Rupert. We are seeking a Proponent that will offer a high quality product. Submission Requirements t%SBGUEFTJHO t$POTUSVDUJPOQMBOT t#VEHFU


View a full description of the project at or contact office 250-624-9118

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Coming Events is complimentary service by The Northern Connector for non-profit groups or organizations who do not charge admission for their events and meetings. Submissions are published on a space available basis. Our deadline is Monday 3 p.m. each week.


MARCH 8 – Skills Canada Competition for the northwest region takes place in the trades building at Northwest Community College. MARCH 9 – George Little House Founder’s Day Heritage Tea and Fashion show goes from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the arena banquet room. There is a fee to take part to cover the costs of the tea and show. This year’s event celebrates Terrace’s trapping industry with modelling of vintage and pioneer furs, displays and guest speakers. Traditional tea and dessert served in style. For more details, email debbie.letawski@ or 638-8887. MARCH 12 - The Pacific Northwest Music Festival committee meets at 7:30 pm at the Terrace Academy of Music. It is important for committee members to attend and any volunteers interested in helping out with this year’s Festival ( April 4-20) are encouraged to come to this meeting. For more info., call Fiona at 6359089. MARCH 13 – The Terrace Crime Stoppers Society will be holding its annual general meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Elan Travel (4553 Lakelse Ave.). Terrace Crime Stoppers is always looking for more board members. If you want to volunteer and be part of solving crime in your community, regular board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month. MARCH 15 – International Day Against Police Brutality gathers at noon at the Terrace RCMP Detachment on Eby St. and marches to the courthouse on Kalum St. For more details, call 641-8899 or oucbsw2003@yahoo. com. MARCH 15 – Terrace Skating Club Year End Concert goes from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the main arena. Admission by donation. The skaters are busy putting together their own programs with choreographed routines to their favourite songs. Come and enjoy an evening of fun and laughter with your family. MARCH 16 – Pruning Seminar, a hands-on overview and demon-


stration of basic pruning techniques, takes place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at River Mist Farm on Braun’s Island. Charles Claus will host and demonstrate along with Cathy Jackson of Spotted Horse Nursery and Quinton Freeman of Uplands Nursery. Participation by donation, which will go to Fruit Tree Brochure on Disease Management developed by the Greater Terrace Food Association. Register at 635-1907. Class limit of 30. MARCH 16 – Technology for your Toolbox takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Skeena Valley golf course. Dr. Brenda Fossett, Ph.D, BCBA-D provides an overview of technology and software applications that can facilitate communication and learning for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Lunch provided. Open to parents, family members, professionals and para-professionals who support individuals with autism and other developmental disorders. There is a fee to take part. For more details, call 635-7087. Presented by TDCSS Youth and Family Support and Make Children First. MARCH 20 – Monthly meeting of the Kalum Local Resource Planning Implementation Committee (PIC) is at 6:30 p.m. at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations offices at 5220 Keith Ave. The committee is made up of different forest industry and community stakeholders, oversees the plan and provides advice and comment on local resource issues. Open to the public. MARCH 23 – The second annual Terrace Hospice Society Tea takes place at the Happy Gang Centre from noon to 4 p.m. There will tea and snacks, entertainment, info brochures and a raffle draw at 4 p.m. ONGOING KIDS IN Control is a free education and support group for children between the ages of eight and 12, who have a parent with a mental illness. Children meet for 1.5 hours, once a week, for eight weeks. During sessions, children are given information about mental illness as


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well as an opportunity to develop and practise healthy coping strategies for dealing with difficulties they may be facing. Using crafts, games and interactive learning activities, children have the opportunity to join together in developing healthy attitudes and coping skills. Registrations are currently being taken. For more on this program, call 635-8206 or email terrace@bcss. org or see the website.

TERRACE LITTLE Theatre is looking for volunteers to help with the annual Skeena Zone Drama Festival which will be hosted here at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre and McColl Playhouse. Community theatre groups in the northwest vie for best play and to travel on to Theatre BC’s Mainstage in Kamloops May 17 to 20. Volunteers do a variety of positions: serve on the organizing committee, take tickets, hang up posters, do hospitality during setup, coffee critiques or green room socials, assist with transportation, help with production loadin and strike, do fundraising, seek sponsors and help at the registration table. An honourary chairperson is also needed for the festival committee. Those interested can contact Skeena Zone chair Marianne Weston 635-2942 between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., leave a message on the TLT phone 638-1215 or email to Those registered with Volunteer Terrace can cal Freda at 638-1330.


MARCH 14 – Kitimat City High will be conducting a community bottle drive from 9:30 am – 2 pm. We are collecting bottles to fundraise for a TrailRider to be used by students and community members with disabilities. The TrialRider is an off-road wheelchair for hiking. If you have bottles you wish to donate, please leave them by your door if you will not be home or drop them off at Kitimat City High – 1426 Cormorant St. For more information please phone 250-632-2811. MARCH 18-30 – The Kitimat Public Library welcomes children of all ages to participate in

Spring Break Activities. Activities include bug mask crafts, hula hoop and bean bag toss contest, egg painting, story time, Poetry Institute of Canada’s writing contest help and the delightful puppet play “Balloon Tree”. All activities are free and registration is required (excluding the puppet show). Please call 250-632-8985 or visit the library for more information or to register. Seating is limited.

ONGOING THE KITIMAT Girl Guides urgently need new leaders for the local groups. For more info call Lois at 632-3446 or Nancy at 632-0135. KITIMAT PUBLIC Library – The Kitimat Public Library offers pre-schoolers and their caregivers Mother Goose StoryTime with Brianna every Friday from 10.30 – 11.15. No registration is required for this free lively and fun morning filled with stories, finger puppets, and songs! SILLY YAKS (Celiac) Support Group supporting gluten free eating and helping people with celiac disease feel well and healthy. Participate in discussions around safe foods, foods to avoid, cross contamination, recipe ideas, etc. The first meeting will be Aug. 23 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the Kitimat General Hospital. The group is open to anyone interested in learning about celiac disease. For more, call 632-3063. KITIMAT PUBLIC Library: book your free one-on-one introduction to computer tutorial. Want to learn how to use a computer? Brianna will show you, just call and book an appointment for morning, afternoon or evening sessions 632-8985. KITIMAT SENIORS’ Centre is looking for a new leader for their Seniors’ Band. Please contact the programmer 632 3475 for more if you have the skills, experience and desire to volunteer time with the group. CHILD DEVELOPMENT Centre Family Fun Spot Drop-In Mon. and Fri. 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ages 0-5 welcome “A great place for families to meet over coffee and toys!” Con-

tact 632-3144 for more information. KITIMAT FIBRE Arts Guild: Interested in knitting, spinning, weaving, or any other fibre? For more information phone Maureen 632-5444.

KITIMAT MULTIPLE Sclerosis - I have M.S. but M.S. does not have me. You are not alone, male or female, and the Kitimat M.S. group would like to be here for you. Total confidentiality. For more information call Mary 639-6016. AGLOW OF Kitimat: All are welcome at our care group and Bible study for men and women, singles or married, Thurs. at 7 p.m. For information phone Brenda 632-5771 or Wendi at 632-5673. DID YOU KNOW that literacy is more than just being able to read? The Kitimat Adult Literacy Program provides FREE tutoring services for adult interested in improving their reading, writing, math, communication, and information technology skills. Is English NOT your first language? We provide FREE tutoring and small group English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. For more information please call Brandi at 632-7393 or to see what’s happening at the Community Corner check us out at www.kitimatcommunityservices. ca/KALP.html or find us on facebook. DO YOU have diabetes? We offer individual and group counseling. Certification for blood glucose strips is available. Make an appointment and bring your meter. The Good Food Box is part of our program. Forms for this can be picked up at the Living Well Program or at the hospital main desk. Donations for this worthwhile program are always accepted. For more info call 6328313 during operating hours - Wednesdays 8 a.m. to noon, Thursdays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. - or leave message on our voice mail. We are located on the second floor of the Kitimat Hospital in the Home Support offices. TUTORS NEEDED — The Kitimat Adult Literacy Program is looking for tutors. They offer tutoring services for Eng-

For Kitimat, send your information to For Prince Rupert send your info to and For Terrace, send your information to

lish as a Second Language, math, reading, writing, communication, and information technology. They offer free tutor training and resources to assist you. Only requires approximately 2 hours per week. If you would like more information on how to become a Tutor please call Brandi at 632-7393 or email


MARCH 9 – North Coast Literacy Now invites you to the fourth annual Celebrating Literacy event, 11am - 2:30 pm @ Rupert Square Shopping Centre. Displays, door prizes, activities and more! This year 2 workshops are offered - Emergency Preparedness & Financial Literacy. Lou Allison, author & editor of Gumboot Girls will be speaking. For info or to register, contact Elizabeth 6275626 or MARCH 10 – P. R. BCSPCA is hosting a Volunteer Orientation and Information Session 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm at P. R. BCSPCA building. Open to all ages! Contact Anna @ 250-6242859 or email If you are an active volunteer or interested in volunteering, join us to learn how. MARCH 12 – Annual General Meeting, Prince Rupert Seniors Centre Assoc, 10 a.m. @ 21 Grenville Crt. Everyone welcome! ONGOING THE PRINCE Rupert Breast Cancer Support Group would like to invite any woman living with cancer to attend our monthly luncheons which take place the third Saturday of every month at noon @ the Crest Hotel. COMMUNITY GRANT Applications are now being accepted to be awarded in 2013. Deadline for submissions is March 31. 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 6243279. THE PRINCE Rupert

and 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 Feb. 20 - April 17 consecutive Wed. eve. Please call 622-6204 for more information or to pre-register. Limited space. CANADIAN CANCER Society is looking for volunteers to help with the daffodil campaign in April. Please contact Judy Rea at 6243913 for more details. MEETINGS FOR Prostate and Bladder cancer support group cancelled. FRIENDSHIP HOUSE of Prince Rupert Hosts: AamaGoot_ Power Puff Girlz Club (ages 7-12), Tues. 3pm - 5pm, 3rd floor meeting rm. AamaGoot Women’s Carving “Learn to Carve” Wed. eve. 6pm - 9pm, Main level-back entrance. AamaGoot Ladyz Club (18yrs +), Learn new artistic designs through sewing, beading, etc. Sat. 1pm 4pm, 3rd floor meeting rm. Contact Carol Doolan at Friendship House 627-1717, ext. 64 for more information. CORNERSTONE MB Church: Coffee mornings @ 202-6th Ave. W. Tue. and Wed. 10am noon, Sun. celebration 10:30 every week. All welcome! 627-1033. KAIEN ANTI-POVERTY Society is seeking persons interested in being members of a group who wish to make positive changes for those living below the poverty line. For more info, call KAPS 6275277, 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 - 6517th Ave. East. Weigh-in 6:30, meeting at 7:00. For more information call Lucille 624-2777.

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And here are some of the Snow Valley Skating Club skaters with their team trophy.

Skaters attend regional championships By Contributed


KITIMAT - From Feb. 15 to 17 the Snow Valley Skating Club hosted the 2013 Cariboo North Central Regional Championships. One-hundred skaters from Burns Lake, Houston, Vanderhoof, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, Smithers, Terrace, Prince Rupert, Williams Lake and Kitimat participated in the competition. Snow Valley Skating Club skaters (some shown in the above right photo) earned a total of 51 medal points and won the team trophy. Candace Abercrombie took two bronze medals. Mikaela Carreiro

won a gold and two silvers. Mariah Carvalho earned a gold, two silvers and a bronze. Kendra Brousseau took two bronzes and a silver. Haddassah Hoffman won a gold and a silver. Aliyah Goncalves won a gold and silver. Lena Arlt-Dufresne won a bronze. Ava Galante took a silver. Iris Strike won a bronze. Angela Schmidt took two silvers. Nina Gibaldo took a bronze. Amber Sealy won a gold. Brittany Abercrombie won a silver. Miranda Anderson took a bronze. Christine Ferreira won a bronze, and finally Tayah Pacheco earned a

gold medal. Snow Valley skaters are now looking forward to the Year End Skating Gala which will take place on March 17. And the Terrace Skating Club returned from the competition proud of their results. It was a challenging competition but most of the Terrace Skaters came home with medals to show off. The results were taken from Skating BC and are as follows, Maya Lecuyer brought home four golds, Cricket Elliott came back with two silver, and a bronze. Brianne Monsen came home with a silver medal, and older sister

Camryn Monsen went home with a bronze medal, Tristen Morgan earned a bronze medal. Nisha Nijjar came back with a gold and a bronze, and Christine Heideman brought home a gold medal. Katherine Peters won two golds, Hannah Jay brought home a gold, Julia Bowles won a gold, two silvers and a bronze, and Jorden Hendry won two gold medals, a silver and a bronze. We congratulate all the skaters who entered into the competition, said Elaine Sanchez, media representative for the Terrace Skating Club. After competing in two compe-

titions back to back the skaters are looking forward to something a little more enjoyable and entertaining. The Terrace Skating Club will wrap up the season after one last show, March 15, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the old arena. This will be a fun event that all skaters from the club will participate in. Skaters have choreographed their own routines to their favourite songs. The event is open to the public and encourages families to come out and support the athletes. Admission is by donation with all contributions going back into the club.

Skeena girls win northwest zones Prince Rupert By Contributed


TERRACE - Despite a late start to the season, Skeena’s Grade 8 Girls Basketball went into the 2012/13 Northwest Zones, hosted at Prince Rupert Middle School on Feb. 9, 2013, ranked number one in the league and ended up winning zones. The team struggled with finding a coach at the beginning of the year until Skeena’s Athletic Director, Frank Marrelli, phoned Toni and Kevin Nisyok and asked them to volunteer to coach the girls. The Nisyok’s had a difficult decision to make as almost 30 girls turned out for the first of three tryouts. “We tried to ween out players by running the girls hard at the first two session, however, they all kept up with the work outs and attended the third session,” said Toni Nisyok. “It was very hard to have to drop 14 girls.” The 15 girls that made the squad won seven out of eight games throughout the year, earning their first ranked spot and heading into zones feeling confident. The zones were set up as a one day

event, meaning a “Five Team Single Elimination” tournament format. The five teams to attend were: Prince Rupert Middle School (PRMS), Mount Elizabeth Senior Secondary (MESS), Hazelton, Skeena Middle School (SMS), and Smithers Senior Secondary. The first game saw MESS versus Hazelton at 9:30 a.m. with MESS winning that game. PRMS had the second game against Smithers – with PRMS advancing to the finals. Skeena Middle School played their game at 12:30 p.m. against MESS, a well-fought game with SMS winning 3826. Brittany Peden was the leading scorer with 14 points, followed by Emma Kenmuir with six points; Shivohn Peters dropped four points; and Ashley Nisyok, Michaela Barton, Brianna Ouellet, Megan Bellamy, Marrick Zips, Briana Greer and Caitlyn Amyotte all dropped one bucket to help the team advance to the finals, set for 3:30 p.m later that day. “We knew it was going to be PRMS that we met in the finals” said coach Toni. “The girls were pretty tense about the game so we sat outside the gym in a hud-

dle to talk this over,” she said, noting that to keep spirits calm she even joked about letting them cream the coaches with pie if the team won. “It was all fun and games,” she said. “During the warm up the girls were giggling and asking what kind of pie I liked. I was happy to see them so relaxed. I knew they would come out hard.” Skeena started with Pedan, Kenmuir, Zips, Peters and Nisyok. The girls were told that the subbing would be coming hard and fast so to give it their all – which they did. The starting line up took off with Kenmuir scoring the first bucket and Peden scoring the second before PRMS got on the board. But Skeena pressed on and the score for the first quarter was 10-2 for the Terrace team. The first half ended with SMS outscoring PRMS 22-6, basically putting them out of reach from this point on. The third quarter continued with SMS scoring 12 points to PRMS’ three, making the score 34-11. Nisyok slowed the girls down in the third quarter for a final score of 40-17 for SMS.

player closing in on Top 10 By Shaun Thomas


PRINCE RUPERT - Prince Rupert Minor Hockey product Frank Slubowski has taken a tumble in the rankings for the Hobey Baker Award. The award is the the top individual award in NCAA hockey. On March 4, with just six days until voting closes, Slubowski sat in sixth place with 8,891 votes. That is a three-spot drop from his third-place ranking last week.  With only the Top 10 making it to the panel selection, Slubowski is approximately 1,600 votes ahead Ryan Walters of Nebraska.  Starting every game this season, Slubowski led the University of Western Michigan Broncos to a third place finish in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. The Broncos have a bye in the first round of the playoffs.  To support Frank Slubowski, visit

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Rapids set club record at shortcourse AAA provincials By Christ Street

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PRINCE RUPERT Prince Rupert sent eight swimmers to Victoria for BC’s short course AAA Provincials Championships. It was a record setting meet for the club as the team matched it’s high for both finals reached (18) and medals won (7) at the competition. Leading the way was Avery Movold (12), who won a trio of bronze medals in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, and 100 backstroke. She also made finals in the 800 freestyle (4th), 200 backstroke (5th), 200 freestyle (5th) and 400 freestyle (8th). Her combined scores from

those events was enough to earn her Swim BC’s Regional Athlete Development award as the top swimmer from the Northwest Region. Her times in the 50, 100 and 800 freestyle all set new Prince Rupert club records. Right behind her with a trifecta of medals was Liam McChesney (11). Liam won the silver medal in the 50 freestyle, along with the bronze medals in the 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke. His 1:13.56 time in the 100 backstroke qualified him to swim in the Far Western Championship Swim Meet in California. A meet that the club will be attending in August. It was a weekend of near misses for

Amy Leighton (11). She opened the meet by winning the silver medal in the 800 freestyle and then three times just missed reaching the podium again. Amy came 4th in the 400 IM and both the 200 & 400 freestyle, she made one other final, coming 7th in the 200 breaststroke. Her 10:22.77 time in the 800 freestyle was good

for both her first 12 & under AAA time and to earn her first Far Western qualifying time. Quinn Basso (15) earned a pair of second swims, coming 7th in the 400 IM and 8th in the 200 breaststroke. His time of 4:57.95 in the 400 IM was his fourth Far Western qualifying time. Brandan Hagen (15) earned a final

of his own with a 7th place finish in the 100 breaststroke. He made a new AAA time in the 200 IM clocking in at 2:22.61. He also made his first two Far Western cuts with times of 1:11.48 and 2:38.87 in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes respectively. Trey Kish (13) made one final, an 8th place finish in the 100 freestyle.

His time of 1:01.19 was enough for a new AAA time. Trey also swam on a Points North relay team, with swimmers from Kitimat and Smithers, that came 7th in the 14 & under boys 4x 100 freestyle. Sarah McChesney (16) swam a new AAA time in the 200 backstroke, coming in at 2:26.91. Her best fin-

ish was a 13th in the 800 freestyle. Cyrus Sobredo (16) didn’t make any new standards but he swam three new best times and topped out at 25th in the 100 breaststroke. The club now turns right around and heads to Smithers this weekend for the fourth regional meet of the season.

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PRINCE RUPERT - Danielle Dalton, President of AFFNO, presents Dr. David Sterling with the latest selection of new French books and flash cards for the Rising Stars Early Development Centre, located in the Bethel Baptist Church in Prince Rupert.

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