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Janet Holder, executive vice president of Western Access, and John Carruthers, president of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project, speak during Joint Review Panel hearings in Prince Rupert last week. This round of hearings focussed on Aboriginal engagement and public consultation.



Prince Rupert digs in for massive land grab By Martina Perry The Northern View


In the first time since establishing itself in 1910, the City of Prince Rupert has taken the first step toward expanding its municipal boundaries. “This is a historic event in that the City of Prince Rupert is 103 years old this month, and this is the first time in its history there’s been a boundary expansion proposed,� Mayor Jack Mussallem said.

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The boundary expansion would take in three areas, the first being to the west consisting the Kinahan Islands and most


of Digby Island, northwest of Prince Rupert across the harbour will be taken in including Salt Lake, to the west of Metlakatla and the approximate northern limit being Mount Morse. The final parcel will be to the east and will include the Prince Rupert’s water system water shed, meeting Port Edward’s boundaries to the south approximately half way between Prudhomme Lake and Kloya Bay and closing the loop at Galloway Rapids. See BOUNDARY on Page 2 Funded in part by:






Prince Rupert land grab not sitting well with the neighbours BOUNDARY from Page 1 Not included in the proposed expansion is the District of Port Edward and Lelu Island, Dodge Cove or Crippin Cove. The City wants to expand its jurisdiction so future development is orderly and conforms to municipal land use regulations. If successful, other benefits include potential tax revenue from new commercial and industrial developments, increased public access to waterfront property, including Prince Rupert’s watershed within boundaries and protection of view corridors surrounding Prince Rupert. “The City’s not asserting ownership, its simply asserting rule regulations,” city planner Zeno Krekic said, with Councillor Anna Ashley echoing his thoughts. “We all know there’s a lot of huge potential developments coming our way… This is making sure we have a say, that we can protect our quality of life and the things that are important to our community and our region. This gives us an opportunity to work with our neighbours,” Ashley said.

The next step of the process will be sending referrals to local governments, such as the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District, the District of Port Edward, Gitxaala Nation, Kitselas First Nation, Kitsumkalum First Nation, Lax

Kw’alaams Band, Metlakatla First Nation and the Honourable Steve Thomson. If these bodies have any concerns, they can express them and the City will attempt to resolve issues. All the information would be included in the submission.

“They should worry about managing the land they have before getting more,” Murray Kristoff, Port Edward councillor, said. Additionally, property owners within the area will be notified. City staff said the only change for landowners in the area would be they would be paying taxes to the City of Prince Rupert instead of the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District. If the Ministry is satisfied with the submission the next step would be to seek the assent of the electors, either by alternative approval or by referendum. Corporate administrator Rob Grodecki said it’s unlikely the process will be completed any time soon. “We might be in for a longer haul,” he said at the meeting. To keep the public informed on the process, the City has sent up a webpage on its site with information from the report. The City is also planning to host one open house, and two afternoons in a downtown store front. Additionally, staff will be available to make presentations to students and community organizations as requested.

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Coons implicated in fund diversion scheme

A series of earthquakes again rocked Haida Gwaii on Thursday. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) confirmed the island was shaken by four earthquakes, two 4.5 magnitude, one 4.4 magnitude quake and a 3.9. The USGS said the three quakes happened in four distinct areas. The first quake of 3.9 occurred at 9:18 a.m. approximately 144 kilometres south of Masset, the second at 5:05 p.m. registered 4.5 on the Richter Scale at a depth of 10.2 kilometres just south of Masset. The third quake — 4.4 magnitude — occurred 50 minutes later approximately 154 kilometres south of Masset at a depth of three kilometres. The last registered quake struck at 7:28 p.m. also measured 4.5 and was centred 174 kilometres south of Masset at a depth of 14 kilometres. A 2.6 magnitude quake was measured early Friday morning off the Alaskan coast about 75 kilometres south of Port Graham, AK. -Todd Hamilton

By Todd Hamilton The Northern View

The B.C. Liberals allege an Auditor General John Doyle’s report revealed that NDP MLA Gary Coons participated in a scheme that saw money intended to serve local constituents in North Coast funnelled into a central partisan slush fund. Coons told The Northern View that his office did, in fact, participate and had been doing so for several years. “Yes, we put $200 into the pool every month‌ we asked how we could pool our resources to better serve our constituency‌ and the province,â€? he said. “I remember even asking if this was allowed, how do we account for it, is it open to public scrutiny. “The office of the comptroller general‌ administered it and approved it. It was above the board.â€? The B.C. Liberal press release quotes that Doyle found, “...funds accruing to this account were being used for partisan purposes and not for goods or services consistent with the original purpose of the constituency office.â€? It adds, that the pooling of funds totalled more than $460,000 from NDP constituency offices. Coons said however, the quoted auditor general report was a draft only. “The NDP constituency fund, I assume was mentioned in the draft report. It was confidential and I would never see a copy and


“It was above board.� - NDP MLA Gary Coons

was discussed and determined to be a nonissue as it was not mentioned in the March 13, 2013 Final Audit Report,� Coons said. According to the B.C. Liberal release, NDP Caucus Chair Shane Simpson admitted the money was used for political actions even though the MLA Handbook states constituency office funds are “not to be used for political purposes.� “Less money in NDP constituency offices means less help for those in the community who need it,� said MLA and Kootenay East candidate Bill Bennett. “This was money meant to help constituents and it was taken away. This wasn’t a simple mistake — it was a well organized plot and they only stopped when they got caught.�

Coons maintained that the B.C. Liberal accusations of constituency fund diversion for political gain were groundless. “It was above the board. We didn’t hire political staff or hide our e-mails‌ this was open to public scrutiny. “No money went to supporting the party. The money was all invested in the caucus and caucus support. The fund was simply to allow resources to be pooled and no rules were broken. “This accusation comes at a time as the New Democrats accuse the B.C. Liberals daily of mismanaging taxpayer money, but as one sees there’s no comparison here. It is a desperate attempt to deflect the host of scandals that have been plaguing the Liberals for the last five or six weeks.â€?

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Rupert class sizes small The Ministry of Education released an overview of class size and composition in public schools around the province, with classes in Prince Rupert having slightly less students than the provincial average. Kindergarten classes in Prince Rupert were the one grade level that was above average, having 19.4 students in each class on average compared to 19. Grade 1 to 3 classes have an average of 20 students in Prince Rupert, compared to the 21.1 average. The biggest difference is in Grade 4 to 7 classes in the district, which have an average of 21.8 students, while the average number of students in these grade levels across B.C. is 25.4. In Grades 8 through 12, the average classroom size in the district is 22.9, slightly lower than the provincial average of 23.3. The overview showed there were a number of classes with as many as 30 students when the formula was calculated. The class size data was collected in October. - Martina Perry


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Missing Rupert crewman sparks massive search A missing Prince Rupert fishing boat crewman triggered a massive pre dawn search by Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Marine search and rescue units last Tuesday morning. The fishing boat, Savage Fisher, departed Nanaimo at about 3:30 a.m. and was underway toward Yellow Point when its captain discovered one of his crew was missing. Unsure whether the man had boarded the vessel, and faced with the possibility the crewman had fallen overboard, the captain called emergency services to begin a search of the waters south of Nanaimo shortly before 7 a.m. The crewman’s cellphone was pinged, but searchers were unable to find it’s location. When Nanaimo RCMP were called in to help with the search it wasn’t long before they had a fix on the search subject’s whereabouts. It turned out the 25-year-old man from Prince Rupert had been arrested for assault at about 2 a.m. and had been transferred to an RCMP holding cell in Ladysmith. Because Nanaimo RCMP detachment’s cells are under renovation, police are transferring prisoners to cells in Ladysmith and Parksville. “He got into a dust up with a taxi driver,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. “He wanted to barter instead of pay cash and that wasn’t an accepted monetary means.” The man was reportedly intoxicated at the time of the altercation, which happened at the corner of Wallace and Fitzwilliam streets after a taxi had picked him up from a bar. “An A.C. Taxi driver had requested police assistance for a male who had just assaulted him by throwing several punches from the back seat of the cab,” O’Brien said. “He had tried to pay with cigarettes. He was obviously thrown out of the cab and members saw him walking down the street and arrested him for assault.” The suspect has been released on a promise to appear in Nanaimo provincial court May 14. One Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft and several other vessel were involved in the search. O’Brien said a lot of taxpayer expense could have been avoided with a simple head count. “I’m sure vessels have safety protocols in place, but in this particular case a head count prior to departing from shore would have been the more prudent way to deal with the situation of a missing crew member,” he said. “It would be more economical and less costly to just do a quick head count from here on in.” -Chris Bush Black Press

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The City opposes the use of Moose Tot Park’s property for an emergency service building. However while agreeing new emergency services buildings need to be constructed, the City is too cash strapped to fund the new projects.


City too poor for emergency buildings By Martina Perry The Northern View

The City of Prince Rupert reiterated it simply does not have money to pay for new emergency services buildings at this time. Nor does it have the money to pay for a referendum to gauge the community’s thoughts on a tax increase to fund the buildings. “At this point in the time, the basic answer is we can’t to afford to do it. But we do recognize that we need to do something,” Gina Garon, city councillor, said. This is the first time the City has revisited the subject since December, when council decided to table a report by Acting City Manager Dan Rodin outlining five recommendations found during a series of meetings held last year and suggested land for the buildings. At the council meeting held March 11, councillors decided to recognize the existing buildings have exceeded their useful lives, that it would be more cost effective to create two separate buildings than a joint-use building, and that a significant portion of any new tax revenue in coming years would have to be put into financing the buildings. Additionally, the City decided against adopting a resolution securing the locations of the new buildings on the intersection of 6th Avenue East and McBride Street, where Moose Tot Park and the Rotary Tennis Courts are. Staff recommendations were, prior to the creation of a RCMP station, that Moose Tot Park would be moved to the Rotary Tennis Court location, and after the completion of the station the Fire Hall could be created on the current RCMP lot. However, no councillor spoke in favour of the recommended location, speaking against the loss of the tennis courts and saying the area is too congested for the buildings.

“Do you want to pay now or later?” -Anna Ashley

Councillor Joy Thorkelson made a motion recognizing the City needs a new fire hall and police station, but it cannot afford it at this time, and the City will commit to looking for a variety of moneys to earmark for these buildings and including new tax revenue, corporate donations and land sales. Councillor Anna Ashley said she believes it’s time to bring the subject to the community in a referendum. “What I’ve heard from different conversations I’ve had with people in the community is there’s some people who say we can’t afford it, and others who say we can’t afford not to. It’s time to ask the people in the community whether or not at this point they would be willing to have that tax increase or if they want to wait,” she said. However, Ashley was the lone councillor in these thoughts. “I’m not in favour of a referendum… even if people say go ahead and increase taxes, I don’t think it’s an affordable thing to do while trying to maintain the City budget with everything else,” Thorkelson said. An area of concern came from a letter the City received from the RCMP stating the current accommodations are

inadequate for their needs. Pursuant to a contract between the province, RCMP and municipality, the City has a responsibility to make the building up to standard. Prince Rupert’s RCMP detachment has some major safety concerns to deal with, and would require $3.5 million to renovate the cells to bring it up to safety standards. Thorkelson said she isn’t convinced the RCMP couldn’t relocate some of the secretarial aspects of their operations out of the current building and renovate the detachment until the City is able to fund a new building. But Ashley worries the RCMP may decide to send the third letter, meaning they could create a new building at an even greater cost to the city. “Even if people vote no and at the end of the day they force us into it, we at least have given people the option. I feel it’s our job as council to explain to people ‘look here’s the situation, they can force us to do this’… Do you want to pay now or later?” she said. Rodin assured council city staff looked into what would happen if the City received a third letter, and said no one could identify a community where RCMP had unilaterally went ahead and built their own building. “They had come close, and there were a lot of threats but it always came down to negotiations… but it could happen, they certainly have that right,” he said. Councillor Garon said she hasn’t spoken with anyone who wants their taxes increased, or wants the new buildings on that particular site. Like many councillors, she pointed to future tax revenue as a way of funding the buildings in years to come. Passing these resolutions regarding the emergency buildings doesn’t bind the next council. The next council could choose to go through the whole process again, the passing of the resolutions simply outlines the current council’s decision on where to go next with the process.




No need for frivolous expense


any of our readers will remember last March when the City of Prince Rupert was discussing the potential of spending $50,000 to create a website that was iPad and iPhone friendly. At the time many in the community, myself included, pointed to the utter ridiculousness of paying that much money for something so inconsequential in SHAUN THOMAS the grand scheme of things. Funding was being cut back from community groups, infrastructure was failing, and residents were facing a tax hike to balance the budget. Fast-forward a year and not much has changed. Infrastructure is another year older and in no better condition than last year, community groups are clamoring for money, there is a $513,000 deficit projected and council wants to spend a whole bunch of money on something pretty inconsequential. In this case, the City wants to spend $75,000 to pretty up City Hall. That doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. No person in their right mind would spend money to beautify the outside of their home while the plumbing and heating are close to failing, and yet council wants to spruce up City Hall while infrastructure ages and the nuts and bolts of what make our community function, volunteer groups that provide service to residents that the City isn’t, suffer with less money than before. $75,000 isn’t going to replace a water line or re-pave a street, but putting money toward those kinds of projects would at least show that the priorities of council are in the right place. And what does re-painting or beautifying City Hall truly accomplish? Are potential investors or businesses going to shun our town because City Hall is looking its age? No. Will residents move out of town because they don’t like the aesthetics of a City Hall that is head and shoulders above others in the northwest - like the square building in Terrace or the upper level of the City Centre Mall in Kitimat? No. But businesses may think twice if the roads are horrible or their shops flood, and residents may look to move if the quality of life fails. That should be the focus of council, not the look of the building. Cleaning up City Hall is a frivolous expense, plain and simple, and should be near the bottom of the priority list given the projected deficit. Nobody would buy an iPhone for yourself while the fridge sits empty, so why should residents accept something like this?

Both B.C. Liberals and NDP have betrayed us


here was some public business conducted in the office, the opposition leader’s office and two teams of final frantic days of the B.C. legislature session last caucus employees who spend much of their time digging week, but you likely wouldn’t have heard much up dirt on the other party. All are paid by you and me. about it. A line is crossed only when a non-political employee Premier Christy Clark’s skimpy governing agenda was such as a ministry communications director acts on behalf overshadowed by the delivery of an internal investigation of the party. The main offender in that capacity was one report into her government’s ethnic outreach program. Brian Bonney, whose records suggested he spent half of A review by four deputy ministers detailed what rehis time on party work. He quit in February, before the porters already knew from a memo and meeting notes plan was leaked, and the party paid back half of his salary leaked to the NDP. The plan started in the premier’s offor the 18 months he was on the public payroll. fice, led by Clark’s deputy chief of staff, who resigned NDP outrage over this was blunted by another leaked TOM FLETCHER as soon as it was made public. document. This one was from a never-released 2010 reA B.C. Liberal Party employee attended the first meetport by Auditor General John Doyle, which condemned ing, expressly intended to organize events to impress immigrant a five-year program of skimming money from NDP constituency communities, then harvest the goodwill in the form of contact lists office budgets all over the province and using it for political work. for the coming election campaign. In a nice bit of symmetry, much of the more than $400,000 was After 10,000 e-mails were collected and 27 interviews conduct- spent to put three-time candidate Gabriel Yiu on the NDP caucus ed, they revealed a few significant details. payroll. Yiu’s Vancouver-Fraserview candidate page boasts of his Former multiculturalism minister John Yap knew or should have ethnic outreach work, which included tirelessly warning B.C.’s Chiknown that the scheme was being kept secret because it was an inap- nese community about the evils of the harmonized sales tax. propriate use of government resources. He won’t be back in cabinet, In fact, it was the NDP-Yiu operation that inspired a B.C. Liberal although Clark said he intends to run for re-election in Richmond- copycat plan. Steveston. The NDP quietly stopped the budget skimming after Doyle pointYap’s executive assistant resigned when the report came out, ad- ed out the blindingly obvious, which is that constituency funds are to mitting he helped cover the tracks of political meddling in the hiring serve constituents and are not to be diverted to political organizing. of three outreach contractors with sufficient loyalty to the party. It was kept under wraps by the secretive Legislative Assembly Clark insists she knew nothing of this plan. She tabled the inves- Management Committee. This is the B.C. Liberal-NDP co-managed tigation report, and then announced that the B.C. Liberal Party had trough of undocumented MLA expenses and other questionable written a $70,000 cheque to the government to cover the estimated payments that Doyle has only recently dragged into the light. cost of the inappropriate political work done by non-political staff. Both of these schemes have the same stink. Both are intentional Here’s the part taxpayers may not fully appreciate. There are abuse of taxpayers’ money for the political gain of the dominant parauthorized political staffers all over the legislature, in the premier’s ties. There is no moral high ground for either of them.

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Should the City spend $75,000 to improve the exterior of City Hall? WITH MARTINA PERRY





“$75,000 seems like a lot, but I guess because it looks like it could use it.”

“It does need to be improved. If that’s the best deal they can get then yes.”

“No, that’s too much money to spend.”

“If they have to, then yes.”


“Can People” portrayed as tax-evading abusers

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Editor: Re: Fishing for can people, Todd Hamilton, The Northern View: I found your column “Fishing for can people” highly offensive; it portrays some of our most hard-working dedicated citizens as tax-evading abusers of our system. There is a reason that we have a deposit on recyclable containers. It is to keep them out of our landfills and off the streets. If your figures are correct, which I highly doubt, then without the “Can People” we would have literally thousands daily ($100 = 2,000 pieces) of containers going to the landfills or scattered in the ditches about town. These people are not “scroungers”, they actually benefit the community. Also the mere presence of these people out and about in the early, dark

“Aside from being divisive, your letter could put these people in jeopardy of losing any assistance...” -Jennie Henderson

hours serves to deter petty crime, vandalism, etc. Further, aside from being divisive, your column could put these people in jeopardy of losing any assistance they may receive by suggesting that they make unrealistic amounts of money and turn down legitimate

work. Your offer of a job as a relief paper carrier is unrealistic for anybody who is not a liveat-home student with supportive parents, as it is questionable whether it even meets minimum wage requirements and certainly doesn’t come close to paying the rent. I am not alone in these sentiments. I have asked many people their opinion after showing them your column and they were unanimous in being appalled by your disrespect and ignorance of these peoples’ circumstances, and the arrogance to print a column apparently designed to berate them. I hope this letter clarifies the actual situation and dispel any hard feelings brought about by your article. Jennie Henderson Prince Rupert

Quick math shows recyclers can’t make $100 a day Editor: Re: Fishing for can people, Todd Hamilton, The Northern View: I did some quick math and I find the notion that Prince Rupert can recyclers make $100 per day to be quite a stretch. $100 per day = 2,000 cans at $0.05 each. A drive-by count of garbage cans in the downtown core is 100 garbage cans. 100 garbage cans would have to yield 20 cans per “Recycler” per day to get to $100.00 per day. If there were 10 individual

“100 garbage cans would have to yield 20 cans per “recycler” per day to get $100...” -Ken Lippett

“Recyclers” in Prince Rupert, that would mean each garbage can would have to yield 200 empties per day.

To take the numbers a little further my count equates to 20,000 cans would need to be discarded. Prince Rupert’s population is 12,000. 20,000 (empties) divided by 12,000 (Rupert’s population) means that every citizen of Prince Rupert would need to throw away 1.666 empties per day to support our “Recyclers” lifestyle. I would hope the next opinion piece published by your paper would be researched better. Ken Lippett Prince Rupert

Photo courtesy Prince Rupert Port Authority IN GOOD COMPANY: The SMIT Dawn prepares to escort a heavylift ship delivering project cargo to Ridley Terminals Inc. Local tugs and towboats are an important part of maintaining safe and efficient operations at the Port of Prince Rupert.

Rugged vessels toe the line for port safety



f the many hard-working partners, agencies and related services that support the Port of Prince Rupert, the dedicated tug and towboats in these tidal waters are an important part of safe harbour operations that can be seen in action every day. Tugs play vital roles in moving marine traffic in, out, and around the harbour. The rugged vessels meet incoming container and bulk ships at a designated point in the outer harbour. Resting their hulls against the larger craft at specific control points—or by being connected directly using tether lines—the tugs help the mammoth ships maneuver through the entrance to Prince Rupert’s harbour. The same process is repeated in reverse when ships make their departure from Prince Rupert’s well-protected waters. During the procedure, the ship’s bridge—with a BC Coast Pilot on board—is in constant radio communication with the tug crew. Another role takes advantage of tugs’ agility. With propellers at only one end of large cargo carriers, they need help to come alongside terminal berths. Tugs nudge the ships into position, holding them fast against the berth until lines are thrown and secured. Over the last century, tug boats have played a vital role in growing British Columbia’s economy. Prince Rupert has benefited from the work of tugboats and their skippers for the city’s entire history. As far back as the 1920s there were dedicated towing vessels built from local old-growth wood on our waterfront ship yards. In the early 70s, Prince Rupert’s Wainwright Marine Services began operating. Founder and owner Dave Dalzell incorporated the business and was providing barge and towing services by 1973. By 1980, Wainwright was also hauling freight across the North Coast, and today the locally owned and operated company employs 20 people and operates a fleet of 7 tug boats and 12 barges based out of Prince Rupert’s industrial yard. Another longtime resident and mariner is Captain Mike Stevenson, who began his career with Northern Salvage and Towing in 1965. As a tug captain, Stevenson has witnessed firsthand the development of much of what we know today as the Port of Prince Rupert. Now the manager of SMIT Marine Canada’s Northern BC harbour towage operations, Stevenson is responsible for overseeing SMIT’s local fleet of seven diverse vessels used in harbour towage, escorting, and docking of deep sea vessels visiting Prince Rupert. SMIT Marine’s local operation currently employs 22 people between their administrative office, maintenance shop and vessel operators, most of whom were born and raised on the North Coast. Both Dalzell and Stevenson are optimistic about future growth of their businesses. With proposed developments and expansion of the Port of Prince Rupert, they will be providing their unique services for many years to come. Re:port is a collaborative promotional venture by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and The Northern View.





Port Edward blowing whistle on train complaints By Shaun Thomas The Northern View

The District of Port Edward wants to hire its own firm to examine the problem of train whistling and noise in the community. The idea came from councillor Murray Kristoff, who said the problem has reached the tipping point in Port Edward. “Right now all we have is resident complaining... I think we need some ammunition, some solid evidence of the noise that we can take to the next level at CN,” he said during the March 12 council meeting. “At the very least we could get data showing that anyone within one kilometre of the tracks can will hear that train coming through. If you can hear way up at the public works building you can hear it right by the tracks where the cars would be, and that is why the trains whistle — to warn the cars... You can’t tell me that if you’re standing near that train when it goes by that you’re not damaging your hearing. You are damaging your hearing, it’s ear-crushing.” Another issue raised by Kristoff was the inconsistency in the whistles at different times and the effect that has on residents. “The deeper into the night it is, the longer the whistle blows. The whistles are a lot longer at three or four in the morning than they are at six or seven in the morning when there is a bit more daylight,” he said. Council has asked resident to send in letters of complaints that can be shared with CN at a future meeting with the company, but councillor Dan Franzen said they may be barking up the wrong tree. “I talked to CN General Manager Doug Ryhorchuk at the groundbreaking [for the road, rail, utility corridor] and

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from what I was getting from him it wasn’t really up to CN. It was up to Transport Canada,” he told council. According to the Transport Canada website, whistling guidelines do fall under the Railway Safety Act but there are steps municipalities can take to reduce the issue. “Municipalities may pass a resolution prohibiting train whistling in certain areas within their boundaries, provided that the crossings in question meet regulatory safety requirements. Before passing such a resolution,

the municipality must consult the railway and obtain its concurrence, notify each relevant association or organization and give public notice of its intentions. Even so, a locomotive whistle will still be used in an emergency if required under railway operating rules, or if ordered by a Transport Canada safety inspector,” it reads. And as council passed a motion to get its own consultant, the sound of a rumbling train and blowing whistle could be heard just down the hill.


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Mayor glows over new lights By Martina Perry The Northern View

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Anyone out after dark in Prince Rupert will notice a change in lighting, as street lights are being updated to Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lighting. The conversion from the old High Pressure Sodium fixtures to the new LED lights comes from the City of Prince Rupert in partnership with the Innovation Clean Energy Fund provided by the province, the Pacific Green Energy Initiative and BC Hydro Power Smart. The total cost of the project is budgeted at approximately $900,000, with the City contributing $600,000 with $300,000 from grants and other sources. LED Roadway Lighting Ltd., the manufacturers of the lights, claim the new fixtures last up to two decades and have an annual reduction of approximately 30 per cent to 50 per cent in power consumption. “The City is anticipating annual savings of approximately $60,000 in electricity and maintenance, but the City will not be certain of the total savings until we have experienced a full year with the new fixtures,� Richard Pucci, engineering coordinator for the City, said. The City’s Engineering and Public Works Departments took on the replacement of lights as an energy saving policy for the residents of Prince Rupert. “I think they do great work. They’re very fastidious about this stuff. It’s going to make an improvement throughout the whole city,� Prince Rupert Mayor Jack Mussallem said. When the street lights are converted, the City will see a seven-to-eight-year return on the investment and reduced maintenance costs for the

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Major changes coming for buzzing Port Edward By Martina Perry The Northern View

With the District of Port Edward foreseeing many changes in the future, adjustments will be made to the official community plan (OCP) and zoning bylaws in anticipation of development in the area. The district held the first community meeting regarding changes last week to gather input from residents of Port Edward, with consultants from L and M Engineering Limited deciphering the process of modifying the OCP and zoning bylaws and handing out comment forms to approximately 50 people in attendance. “The reason we’re looking at updating is all the buzz around town; the potential for more development,” Claire Negrin, community planner with L and M Engineering Limited, said at the meeting. “What we’re trying to do here is be proactive instead of reactive. We want to try to anticipate the future before the future happens,” David McWalter, president of L and M Engineering Limited, echoed. OCPs designate parcels of land within the district and uses for them, while zoning bylaws are put in place for rules and regulations on those parcels of land.

After speaking with residents, Negrin says a concern she heard was regarding an increase in traffic caused by development. Tessa Gill and Michelle Ward of the Pacific Northwest LNG Project were in attendance to answer people’s questions after the presentation. Changes are important to the LNG project, as Lelu Island is currently designated for recreation use under the OCP, and there isn’t zoning for a pipeline in the district. Changes to bylaws will not affect the project, as Lelu Island is under the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s jurisdiction. With the information gathered, consultants will compound it and come up with recommended changes to the current OCP and bylaws. There will be further opportunities for the public to speak about changes to the OCP and zoning bylaws, including another public meeting sometime in April and a public hearing later in the year. Residents comments on the OCP and zoning bylaws will be accepted until April 1, with comment forms being available at the District of Port Edward office. People can also send questions or comments to Claire Negrin at cnegrin@lmengineering.

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everyone’s cup of tea.” With his hockey career now behind him, McCoy reflects kindly on his time in Prince Rupert, mentioning coaches and mentors like Bart Kuntz. “The Kuntz family was a big inspiration, Bart led the way in terms of playing in the juniors, Mino Verde really inspired me to be a better player and as a young aspiring hockey player I looked up to Ronny Johnston who used to play for the Kings,” he said, adding that his parents, brother and sister were also inspirations. “Prince Rupert is a great place, and the people are just so supportive,” he said. As for advice for young players, McCoy said education is key. “If you’re a top tier player, really top tier, go to major junior. If not, get a scholarship and go to school,” he said. “When you’re young everything is about hockey, but you need to be able to look long-term down the road.” For more on the book, visit www.thekidwhomissedthebus. com. The book is also available at Barnes and Knoble on Amazon and through the Kobo e-reader.

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Inland Air purchases North Pacific Seaplanes

By Shaun Thomas The Northern View

Inland Air has purchased North Pacific Seaplanes as the two Prince Rupert seaplane companies come under the same umbrella. Bruce MacDonald of Inland Air said the two companies coming together boils down to the economy. “This has been a couple of years in the making. It is no secret that the economy has been bad in the north and we’re two companies competing for the same dollar where there just isn’t enough dollars to go around,” he said, adding that it was a mutual decision between himself and the owners of North Pacific Seaplanes. “North Pacific Seaplanes is a great company, they have been here for 20 years, and Inland Air has been operating since 1981, so we’re going to take the good from both companies, leave the bad behind and move forward... In the end it is going to be good for everyone.” Gene Storey of North Pacific Seaplanes, which operates

“We’re two companies

competing for the same dollar where there just isn’t enough dollars to go around. ”

-Bruce MacDonald

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Bruce MacDonald of Inland Air confirmed last week that his company has purchased competitor North Pacific Seaplanes.

seaplane service to Haida Gwaii and the surrounding villages, agrees that the economy dictated the need for the two companies to become one.

“The northern economy has been in the dumps for the last while, so it makes sense that Inland Air would purchase some of our assets and continue to

operate our services,” he said, adding that he expects most of the staff of North Pacific Seaplanes will continue to work for Inland Air.

“We are hopeful that Inland Air will be successful in carrying on the operations of North Pacific Seaplanes.” Employees at North Pacific Seaplanes were told of the sale on Monday, with an effective date of April 1, 2013. MacDonald said there is still much to do to ensure a smooth transition. “There is going to be a lot of hard work ahead and there are some changes that need to happen. We have some duplication in some areas and will look to consolidate that,” he said. Financial details of the sale were not disclosed.

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North Coast Literacy Now would like to thank everyone who helped make the community event, Celebrating Literacy, in Rupert Square Shopping Centre on March 9th such a great success. Thank you, especially, to Tom Cheng, Steven Tao, Teresa Andrews, and the staff and businesses of Rupert Square Shopping Centre for graciously sharing their space for this event and making sure everything went smoothly. We’d like to thank these participating people and organizations for their support of literacy and life-long learning in our community: Northwest Community College Fraser Street Tutoring Project Northern Health Speech and Language Services Friendship House Northern Savings Credit Union Association des Francophones et Francophiles du Nord-Ouest (AFFNO) Museum of Northern BC Prince Rupert Public Library Strong Start Centre First Nations Training and Development Centre, Early Childhood Education Students

School District 52 (Prince Rupert) Aboriginal Education Department Success by Six Early Years Group Kaien Anti-Poverty Society Berry Patch Resource and Referral Program Carol Manning and Lou Allison of the Gumboot Girls Murray Smith Art Yeomans Danielle Dalton Judy Carlick-Pearson Gary Coons, MLA Canada Safeway Prince Rupert Rotary Club


Prince Rupert Chinese Association Lottery Ticket Winners 3 • $300 Winner — Josie Silab Draw by Consulate Chen of Vancouver 2 • $400 Winner — Barb Gruber Draw by MLA Gary Coons 1 • $500 Winner — Davie Maizie Draw by Acting Mayor Gina Garon Thanks again for all the support of the community. Especially for all the hard work by some of the members and volunteers. President Amy S.S. Wong

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Fairly good chance to get a job By Martina Perry The Northern View

Prince Rupert job seekers will be able to connect faceto-face with employers, and get information on job opportunities, skill training, career trends and more as part of the BC Jobs Start Here Job Fair in Prince Rupert on March 22. The fair will take place at the Highliner Plaza Hotel on Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will include a range of employers, post-secondary institutions, industry associations and training authorities. Furthermore, a staffed booth will be onsite to answer people’s questions and provide information on skills training in the province. As of Friday morning, exhibitors confirmed to partake in the job fair included Aecon, Bantrel Co., Bear Creek Contracting, Canadian Fishing Company, Citywest, Community Futures of the Pacific Northwest,

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A job fair will be held March 22 at the Highliner Plaza Hotel beginning at 11 a.m.

Hecate Strait Employment Development Society, Investors Group, Maple Leaf Loading Ltd., National Car Rental, Northern Health, Northwest Community College, Pacific Pilotage Authority, Pile Drivers, Divers, Bridge, Dock and Wharf Builders Local 2404, Prince Rupert Port Authority, Progressive

Ventures Construction, Skilled Trades Employment Program and UNBC Northwest Region. The BC Jobs Start Here Job Fairs were organized as part of the province’s BC Jobs Plan strategy for economic growth and job creation. The fair is one of 23 being held in communities across the province in early 2013.

Summit Residences – Prince Rupert Assisted Living Units Now Accepting Applications

Photo credit: Courtesy of the Prince Rupert Cit y & Regional Archives & Meuseum of Northern BC Wrathall collection

Then - This building at 344 2nd Ave West was bui

lt in 1944 for John McLeod, owner of North Star Bottling Works. It was a soft drink bus iness which he purchased from Edward Cla pp of Beaver Bottling in 193 7. North Star was the authorized bottler of Coca-C ola and seven other flavours under the North Star label. His customers raved that his pop was the best in B.C. due to the fresh Prince Rupert water that was used. North Star pop was sold on Haida Gwaii and as far as Smithers B.C. McLeo d sold the business in 1972 to Goodwill Bottling of Prince George.

Northern Health is accepting applications for residents of its assisted living complex. The objective is to assist seniors and those with recognized disabilities to retain independence and be active participants in their health and life choices. Residents will receive hospitality services including two meals per day, Lifeline Emergency Response System, housekeeping/laundry services once a week and social and recreational activities. Each unit is a self contained one bedroom apartment. Prior to being accepted, applicants must be assessed by a longterm care case manager. Eligible applicant must: ‡ Be a senior citizen or person with a recognized disability; ‡ Be able to live independently but require help with daily activities (meals, housekeeping, laundry, personal care); ‡ Be able to make their own personal decisions about the care and assistance they need; ‡ Not require constant access to professional health care; and, ‡ Be eligible to health services BC.

Photo credit: Jean Eiers-P age

Now - Over the years this building was a pool hall ,

Kaien Sports and is now headquarters for Tricorp, a fina ncial lending institution sup porting First Nations‚ economic development on the North Coast. Tricorp is a not -for-profit corporation owned by the Kitkatla-Metlak atla Economic Development Corporation, Nisga‚a Lisims Government, Haida Gw aii Economic Development Cor poration, and the Gitks‚an Wet‚suwet‚en Develop ment Corporation.

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FREE PALLETS Must be able to pick them up yourself. Stop by during work hours only Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm

737 Fraser Street

Call Gordon today OfďŹ ce and Cell: (250) 624-9298 Email: Suite 6 - 342 3rd Ave W. - Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L5

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Pt. Ed: 1,500 sq. ft 3bdrm, 2 bath home w/garage. N/P, N/S. $1250/mo. Avail May 1. Call Randall North 250-6271414, 9am - 5pm

Rooms for Rent Commercial/ Industrial

PR: 1600 sq. ft. Shop-Storage Rental. Paint Booth attached, yard storage. PR Industrial Park. 250-627-1525

Rooms Starting At $49/Daily, $279/Weekly, $799/Monthly, Students $599/Monthly. All-Inclusive. 250-600-1680

Real Estate

Real Estate



Boats â&#x20AC;˘ 3 & 4 bedroom homes; â&#x20AC;˘ 1, 2 & 3 bedroom suites and apartments

OfďŹ ce: (250) 624-5800 Suite 5 - 342 3 Ave. West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L5

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NAVIGABLE WATERS PROTECTION ACT (R.S.C. 1985, c. N-22) as amended by Part 7 of the Budget Implementation Act, 2009, S.C. 2009, c.2 (Navigable Water Protection Act) Canpotex Terminals Limited hereby gives notice that an application has been made to the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities pursuant to the Navigable Water Protection Act for approval of the work described herein and its site and plans. Pursuant to section 9 of the said Act, Canpotex Terminals Limited has deposited with the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, and in the office of the Prince Rupert Land Title District at the New Westminster Land Title Office in New Westminster, British Columbia under deposit number CA3032792, a description of the following work, its site and plans: A proposed marine export jetty and wharf located within the boundaries of the Port of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, originating on the west side of Ridley Island in front of District Lot 447, and extending in a westerly direction through unnamed, shallow, near-shore waters to the northern tip of Coast Island. Comments regarding the effect of this work on marine navigation may be directed to: The Manager, Navigable Water Protection Program, Transport Canada, Suite 820, 800 Burrard Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6Z 2J8. However, comments will be considered only if they are in writing and are received not later than 30 days after the publication of the last notice. Although all comments conforming to the above will be considered, no individual responses will be sent. Signed at West Vancouver, British Columbia this 14th day of March, 2013. Tyler McDougall Manager, Capital Projects Canpotex Terminals Limited

PRINCE RUPERT Harbourview Apts. 2 & 3 Bdrm, 1 bath, Start at $600 No pets 627-6697 or 622-2699

Homes for Rent

Property Management

Kenn Long

PINE CREST 3 Bdrm. 2 Level T/H 1 ½ bath No pets Call Jenn 622-4304


Skeena III barge â&#x20AC;&#x201C; steel hull, length 47.27m, breadth 13.79m, depth 3.35m Marine Survey, CertiďŹ cate of Registry to October 2015, Gross Tonnage 535, Contact Lee at 250 615 7591 or


Hired Equipment Registration Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien Road & Bridge Maintenance Ltd. is updating its list of Registered Equipment for +ire for the Ă&#x20AC;scal \ear . ,f \ou haYe construction equipment dump trucNs or bell\ dumps to register please submit \our list to: Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien Road & Bridge Bo[  Port &lements B& 9T R Email: )a[: The deadline for registration is $pril  .

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of

LUCILLE MARIE BAGSHAW, formerly of 545 7th Avenue East, Prince Rupert, BC. Deceased are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned Administrator, c/o Kevin Bagshaw, 916 Terlane Avenue, Victoria, BC, V9B 2M9, on or before April 12, 2013, after which date the estates assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Kevin Bagshaw, Administrator


Age Group: 4 and under, 5-8, 9-12 Prizes: Easter Baskets Coloring page can be dropped off at any store in the mall.


COLOURING CONTEST Entries can be dropped off to any store in the mall. All entries must be dropped off by March 30

Name:_____________________________________________________________ Age:__________________ Phone:________________



North Coast COMING EVENTS MAR. 23: Senior’s Games Zone 10 Meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Snowflake Senior’s Center at the Riverlodge, 658 Columbia Ave. West, Kitimat. Registration for Terrace participants will be held at the Happy Gang Center on Wednesdays from 9:30 11:00 a.m. starting Mar. 13th.

APRIL 6: The First United Church Garage Sale will be held 8:30 a.m. to noon. All donations welcome.

APRIL 10: “Strengthening Families Together” is a free education course teaching about mental illness and their treatments in a supportive environment. Increase your ability to cope & support your loved one. Develop your communication skills, self-care strategies and advocacy skills. Registration required. For more information, call Noreen @ Mental Health Family Resource Centre 1-800-3267877 or email

APRIL 13: P.R. Skating Club presents Ice Gala 2013 at Jim Ciccone Arena @ 7 pm, doors open 6:30 pm. Come out and support your skaters of all ages and at all levels. Tickets avail. at Oceanside Sports and at the door.

APRIL 14: Prince Rupert Half Marathon and 8k Road Race. Entry forms at or Farwest Sports. Contact Dale at 250-624-9541

MAY 5 - 12: BC Annual Dance Competition @ Lester Center of the Arts. Entry deadline Feb. 15. For further information call 250627-7892.

MAY 11: Seniors Centre (Pr. Rupert) Spring Tea & Bazaar @ 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 250627-1900


Cornerstone MB Church: Coffee mornings @ 202-6th Ave. W. Tue & Wed 10am - noon, Sunday Celebration 10:30 every week. All are welcome! 250-627-1033

This is not church! There are no expectations of financial support or service. Instead this is a celebration of faith in Jesus Christ. Every Sunday eve. at 7pm, join us for a time of praise, prayer and proclamation at the Salvation Army, 25 Grenville Court.

TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) Prince Rupert meets Monday evenings in the


basement of the Fellowship Baptist Church - 651-7th Ave. East. Weigh-in 6:30, meeting at 7:00. For more information call Lucille 250-624-2777.

School District 52 Band Program is looking for donations of band instruments! Help us bring music to all students by donating that trumpet you have in your basement or the saxophone in your coat closet! If you have a band instrument that no one is playing, please call School District office @ 250627-6717 for pick up.

The Heritage Advisory Committee is looking for new members, if you are interested please drop a note to: Heritage Advisory Committe, PO Box 181, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 3P6

Courtesy of The Northern View

Pam Doleman won a trip for two to Vancouver from Hawkair at the Chinese New Year celebration in February, Doleman is seen here accepting the prize from Amy Wong and Hawkair service agent Angelica Jesser.

Meals on Wheels program is in need of volunteers to deliver hot meals to our people in Prince Rupert Community on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Hours are from 11 a.m. to noon. Please phone Andrea Vogt at 250-622-6375 for further information.

Last Minute Market every Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Moose Hall. Craft items, baking, home business and yard sale items. For table rentals call Rosa 250-6244787 or Kathleen at 250-624-5652. The coffee is always on!

Girl Guide Leaders needed immediately! Did you have a great experience as a member of Girl Guides of Canada? Are you available on Thursday evenings from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. We need you. Adult females of any age are welcome, no experience needed, training provided, as well as great new friends, and being leader looks good on your resume. Please call Dawn @ 624-6450 or email dquast@citywest. ca

Scouts Canada - Scouting in Prince Rupert, Beavers aged 5-7 years old meet on Tuesday evenings at Pineridge School in the Gym, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cubs aged 8-11 yearls old meet on Wednesday evening at Pineridge School in the Gym, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Contact C. Green, 250-624-3370

Calling all Musicians! Prince Rupert Community Band and Choir are looking for new members. No Auditions necessary! PR Community Band meets Monday nights 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the PRMS (formerly PRSS) Band Room. PR Community Choir meets Wednesday nights 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the PRMS Band Room. Pls Call Peter Witherly, 250-624-9634

To submit your coming event, e-mail or stop by our office at 737 Fraser Street

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Carrier Of The Month

Lucy Gale


Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, §, », ‡ The All Out Clearout Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after March 1, 2013. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. All pricing includes freight ($1,500–$1,595) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees, other dealer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. •$36,498 Purchase Price applies to 2012 Ram 2500 Crew Cab SXT 4x4 (26A+AGR) only and includes $5,000 Consumer Cash and $1,500 Bonus Cash. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2012 vehicles and are manufacturer-to-dealer incentives which are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Amounts vary by vehicle. See your dealer for complete details. §2012 Ram 2500 Crew Cab Laramie 4x4 shown. Price including applicable Consumer Cash and Bonus Cash Discounts: $50,185. »$1,500 Ram Truck Loyalty/Conquest Bonus Cash is available to qualified customers on the retail purchase/lease of any 2012/2013 Ram 2500/3500 models (excluding Cab & Chassis models) and 2013 Ram 1500 (excludes Reg Cab models) and is deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. Eligible customers include current owners/lessees of a Dodge or Ram pickup truck or any other manufacturer’s pickup truck. The vehicle must have been owned/leased by the eligible customer and registered in their name on or before March 1, 2013. Proof of ownership/Lease agreement will be required. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. ‡4.49% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2012 Ram 2500 Crew Cab SXT 4x4 model to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Example: 2012 Ram 2500 Crew Cab SXT 4x4 with a Purchase Price of $36,498 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discount) financed at 4.49% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $209 with a cost of borrowing of $6,978 and a total obligation of $43,476. ΩBased on longevity. R. L. Polk Canada Inc. Canadian vehicles in operation data as of June 30, 2011, for model years 1993–2011. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc.




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