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Kitsumkalum hold crucial vote today

VOTING HAS started this morning as members of the Kitsumkalum First Nation decide to accept or reject a land claims agreement in principle. Acceptance of a package consisting of land, resources, money and self government provisions will lead to the start of formal negotiations for a final agreement for the Kitsumkalum who number just over 700 people. Of that population total, 569 people over the age of 18 are eligible to vote. It’s a number Julie Nyce and the other members of the Kitsumkalum communications team have been carefully tracking since their work started in January 2012. “There’s 173 voters on reserve [just west of Terrace], 77 in Terrace and 90 in the Lower Mainland,” Nyce said in reeling off larger locations where voters reside. “And two in Oregon and three in Alaska.” The search for Kitsumkalum members and the development of the voters’ list has involved mail, email and various forms of social media in the attempt to find everyone who is eligible to vote. Once located and signed up, voters are sent information to inform them on the agreement in principle details so that their decision is as informed as possible. That effort includes newsletters – 20 at last count, community meetings, smaller coffee sessions and meetings in homes. Team members have, for instance, travelled to Prince George and one, Joanne Bertsch, has had the task of informing Kitsumkalum members in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island. “What I’ve done is rent a conference room in a hotel and bring in the information we need,” she said. Questions surrounding taxation, health care, housing and education are among the more common asked of the team. “People in the city are used to paying taxes,” noted Bertsch. “For them, that’s not an issue. They already have an understanding.” The issue of health care has also been important as people wonder how services might change under self government. There’s also been discussion among voters about how housing within the Kitsumkalum village site will be allocated should a final treaty be negotiated. Answering questions, providing information and building up a voters list have fully occupied the communications team. Most of the members knew each other before taking on their respective positions and they’ve grown closer since. “It’s the best thing for our community,” says Jennifer Bolton of the agreement in principle. She and other team members do point out that the agreement in principle is not binding and that should it be approved, negotiations toward a final agreement can mean changes to the provisions of the agreement in principle. The land portion of the agreement in principle, 454 square miles, comes from the province and the cash portion, $44.2 million, from the federal government.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

War on graffiti

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Area businessman Bob Park stands in front of the $6,000 mural he erected to help curb the graffiti that had been happening on his building’s wall.

The latest round of graffiti tagging in the Terrace downtown core was the final straw for area businesses who are now banding together to tackle the problem of vandalism once and for all. “This problem has certainly gotten worse recently,” said Anna Beddie of the Terrace Downtown Improvement Area society (TDIA). “It is ugly and disrespectful to our beautiful community.” Over Easter weekend, there was what appeared to be a “tagging war” that RCMP believe included as many as five vandals. The reason for the onslaught of graffiti over the last few weeks is said to be because spring is in the air, said Beddie. But before the seasons change, Terrace residents could see new initiatives to curb vandals and keep the outside of Terrace buildings clean. “It is a work in progress and so many people could be involved and are going to be involved,” said Beddie, noting the community is working together on this initiative and other groups, like the Terrace Beautification Society have been doing their part as well. TDIA will be presenting potential initiatives to the city, and city council will “give serious consideration to any suggestions put forward by the TDIA,” said Heather Avison, chief administrator for the City of Terrace, noting the city already has a policy to remove graffiti on city-owned property. Money for graffiti cleanup comes from either Leisure Services or building maintenance depending on where the graffiti occurs, she said.

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After more than 30 years, accompanist still loves helping singers succeed \COMMUNITY A19

Six figure incentive money intended to attract new doctor here \NEWS A10

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Trades decision will have to wait B.C. PREMIER Christy Clark says any discussion of a Northwest Community College proposal for $45 million to build a new trades training centre at its Terrace campus is going to have to wait until after the May 14 provincial election. Clark was in Terrace and Kitimat April 4, promoting various government jobs and training initiatives and doing some early election campaigning. At a luncheon hosted by the Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce she told the audience that the resource boom underway in the northwest “will be the start of the northern renaissance.” The college had requested $45 million to help it meet an anticipated need for skilled workers and to modernize facilities dating back to the ‘50s. Impressed by a tour of the college’s trades shop, Clark told communications director Phil Saunders afterwards that “after today I’d say you’re halfway there.” She did say the government would give the college $465,000 this year for specific job training programs. NWCC president Denise Henning said this money was “ab-

solutely vital to our school. Right now we are having trouble keeping up with demand.” “There are two legs to this stool,” Clark said of the larger request for $45 million. “You have to create the jobs which we are doing and then we have to train British Columbians up to be first in line for these jobs.” During the tour Clark paused for photo ops in front of training simulators, an industrial grader and tractor trailers which were purchased by the college with a previous grant of $3 million from the Liberal government announced last November. The $465,000 announced by Clark was part of a $7 million onetime package allotted to post secondary institutions. The province distributes such grants each year with the college receiving $839,537 last year and $138,976 the

year before. Clark also introduced Skeena Liberal candidate Carol Leclerc to the sold out chamber luncheon which was held at the Bavarian Inn. At the luncheon, Clark spoke of her preference for liquefied natural gas (LNG) over crude oil. “On LNG there’s a lot of First Nations participation already,” Clark said, adding that “the product is easier to move and the environmental impacts are small ... it will offset more toxic energy sources.” The $7.9 billion Site C hydroelectric dam proposed for the Peace River is necessary in order to provide electrical power to the north’s natural gas industry, Clark said. The premier visited Kitimat after the luncheon, stopping at the Tim Hortons there and taking a flying tour over proposed LNG sites.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013  Terrace Standard

Selling not an option for coal miners A COMPANY with coal exploration leases in the Klappan area north of here says it wouldn’t be interested in any kind of deal to give them up. Julian Kemp of Fortune Minerals says it fully intends to pursue plans to develop an anthracite coal mine despite continuing objections from the Tahltan whose traditional territory includes the Klappan. “We now have a partner, POSCO, of South Korea, a [steel company] world leader, and we’re going to continue,” said Kemp last week of a deal reached last year to sell 20 per cent of its Arctos project. He made the comments when asked if Fortune was interested trading its Klappan rights for a benefit elsewhere. That’s the model Shell used late last year when it gave up its coalbed methane rights in the Klappan for royalty credits from the province it will now use in northeastern B.C. to develop a water recycling facility. The deal, which involved the Tahltan, has been referred to as needed to preserve the Klappan, which contains the headwaters of the Skeena, Stikine and Nass rivers, from industrial development. But Kemp said no one has ever approached Fortune with any equivalent offer to surrender its li-

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a railway right of way carves through the Klappan area, home to anthracite coal deposits belonging to Fortune Minerals. One of those deposits, the Lost Fox, is off to the left in this photo. cences. “There’s been no discussion with respect to altering our rights to explore and mine coal under the leases we have at all.”

“Close to $100 million has been put into the project,” continued Kemp in explaining the expenditure of Fortune and predecessor companies.

Log dispute a learning experience for company Going into the weekend it was still unclear when the piles of logs in a Terrace log sort yard would once again be shipped, as negotiations continued last week between parties embroiled in a contract dispute. YaoRun Wood began leasing the old Skeena Cellulose property earlier this year to sort logs for export but has been prevented from doing so after contractor Bryco Enterprises blockaded access to the yard with heavy equipment, saying it had not been paid. Since then, Bryco has moved its machinery away from the gate, with YaoRun fastening a chain and lock of their own on the gate that had once served as point of blockade. As of late last week it was still unclear what these moves mean, and what is the fate of log yard activity, with both parties saying little as they go through the negotiation process. But speaking last week, YaoRun representative Charlie Shi said the dispute was about Bryco using more machinery than YaoRun felt was necessary to do the job. “When he gave us his invoices, we just found that the hours his machines worked are too long,” Shi said of Bryco owner Bryan Halbauer, noting that the price per machine ended up being four and a half times charged elsewhere. He expressed desire to settle

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FOR sale signs placed on machinery belonging to Bryco Enterprises was part of the scene at the YaoRun yard April 4. the dispute as soon as possible so that logging of YaoRun timber sales can continue, to re-establish a relationship with Bryco and to show others it can do business in the area. He feels his Chinese-owned company has been discriminated against despite setting up shop in the area. “Our company has hired so many local people and provides many jobs,” Shi said, noting that the company has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes at both the provincial and federal level. The company also pays taxes to the City of Terrace, on top of the $10,000 per month lease on the city-owned property home to the new log sort yard. Alan Webber, YaoRun's log-

ging operation manager and longterm Terrace forestry professional, says the whole situation has gone too far and he hopes the log yard will be running at full capacity very soon with Bryco as YaoRun's contractor at the yard. “It's better to work with one guy for the long term than a bunch of different guys in the short term,” said Webber, who was hired by YaoRun to act as a broker between the Chinese-owned company and the province and help them with Canadian business practices. “It's a learning situation on both sides,” he said, noting the language barrier has presented challenges for YaoRun, and the situation highlights a need for companies to work within the bounds of their contracts.

Kemp also called unfortunate comments made by Tahltan Central Council president Annita McPhee two weeks ago that Fortune plans to put a tailings pond in the middle

of a Tahltan hunting camp area. “There’s been a lot of miscommunication going around,” said Kemp. He said coal is an organic material and a tailings pond containing chemicals used to separate ore from waste rock isn’t required. What the Arctos mine will have is a washing process to clean the coal and while this will generate waste water, the vast majority of the quantity used will be recycled, he said. “There will be waste rock piled up and this will be part of the consultation effort we will go through. If there is a [hunting] camp in the area and there is waste rock and if we don’t know what the impact will be on certain camp locations, if that is so we will make accommodation and think of ways to make changes,” Kemp added. Previous developmental work by Fortune in the Klappan has met with opposition from the Tahltan and when Shell first voluntarily stopped its work in the area more than four years ago, so did Fortune. Fortune changed the name of what had been the Mount Klappan Anthracite Metallurgical Coal Project to the Arctos Anthracite Project last year in a bid to give it a fresh start. Kemp said Fortune will continue to make best efforts to work with the Tahltan.

Many ways to grow an airline: Air Canada It may seem to some like Fort St. John is “winning” the air travel game against Terrace, if there is such a game, with both major airlines announcing high-profile improvements to air travel in the Peace Region beginning this summer. WestJet revealed the first of its new regional destinations, and will be servicing Fort St. John as well as Nanaimo, moving a decision on Terrace as a destination until the end of 2013. And this announcement came hot on the heels of a previous announcement by Air Canada that the first fleet replacement planes, Bombardier’s roomier, faster Q400’s will travel the Fort St. John tarmac. But this doesn’t mean Terrace was left completely in the dust. In fact, Air Canada has said it is increasing the frequency of Terrace flights in the summer, from four to five. So although Fort St. John is getting the newer, bigger planes, the amount of passengers who can travel to and from the two airports remains competitive – and Terrace passengers will have more options about what time of day they want to travel. Air Canada representatives, in town earlier this year to present Elan Travel with three plaques commemorating the fifth year of the agency’s membership in Air Canada’s Circle of Excellence,

say there are many ways to grow an airline. “You can grow an airline by sheer number of seats, or by choice of flights,” said James Howey, Air Canada’s regional general manager passengers sales. “That capacity, our team and marketing looks at and says, you know Fort St. John can sustain an aircraft with 73 seats on a given departure day [with a lesser frequency] ... where historically Terrace may show a better demand for number of flights as opposed to number of seats.” All of this could change as the situation warrants, he said, noting that Air Canada will keep reviewing the market demands and add as necessary. The company’s focus is on connecting passengers to the rest of the world using their Star Alliance network, he said, and maxing out capacity to gateways like Vancouver and Toronto and providing a consistent level of service throughout a passenger’s entire trip. “Air Canada sees over 50 per cent of our traffic connecting beyond and we need to provide that network connectivity to the market in Terrace. That’s what we do, that’s our strength,” he said. “Not just the local traffic, but the connections beyond the gateway in Vancouver ... Certainly there’s demand for local traffic, which people take advantage of.”


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Yvonne Nielsen wants Terrace to become proactive in improving life for those in need FOR people with disabilities, including seniors, arthritis sufferers, those with heart problems, breathing problems, lung problems, and so on, undertaking activities healthy people take for granted can be very difficult. In some cases impossible. To be truly inclusive, all parts of a community must be accessible—not only the physical layout but also the services. A building may have good access, but if there is no accessible service, there is no real inclusion. Likewise, if disabilityfriendly service is available but the building in which it is provided isn’t accessible, once again there is no real inclusion. To be accessible means also providing adequate communication, recreational facilities, transportation, and air quality for people with breathing and lung problems. It means accessible parking, sidewalks that are unobstructed, camp grounds, housing, schools, colleges, playgrounds, election voting stations/poles, and so on. Understanding the nature of disability is very important. Essentially, it is an impairment of a person’s physical and/or cognitive functions. Someone can be identifiably disabled, however they may be good at keeping it hidden. Some disabilities can’t be seen from the outside. This definition can include damage from strokes, spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, vision and hearing impairment, mobility impairment, arthritis, learning impairment. The list goes on. The needs of a person with a disability may be “different” from that of someone who is unhindered by such an encumbrance and the services and access to buildings will be different for each individual person with a disability depending on the severity. A person with a disability has the right to equal respect and dignity that should be shared by all people in an equal society. What people don’t realize is that having a disability doesn’t mean a person lacks other abilities. They have plenty, and these will contribute to the quality of life for all. Due to Terrace’s aging population, more and more people will have some sort

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terrace’s arena has accessibility features like this ramp. Yvonne is advocating for accessibility to extend to services as well, and wants society to have the needs of the disabled in mind. of disability. Unfortunately, as it now stands there are barriers that will continue to prevent people from accessing the right services. The barriers range from lack of proper walkways to narrowminded attitudes. One way to remove the barriers would be to change and/or enforce municipality by-laws. Once word gets out that the community is accessible and offers services for people with disabilities and seniors this will attract people to move here for work, school, recreation and retirement. This should make sense to any city councillor or engaged citizen. Many businesses here are unaware of the challenges facing the disabled. Many haven’t done enough to remove access barriers. Hopefully more and more businesses will change their attitude towards people with disabilities and seniors to remove these barriers. It is important that people with disabilities break the silence and let management know. Tell them that making their business accessible to people with disabilities is sound economic practice. Not only will it make your business safer and easier to navigate for staff and customers, but removing barri-

ers to access can result in an increase in customers. People with disabilities are often accompanied by friends and family when they shop, travel and eat out. Likewise, it reflects poorly on a business when it has a reputation for being barrier-ridden. Below are some suggestions about how to forge a barrier-free community:

EXTERIOR •Accessible and seniors parking spaces are designated and enforced. •Parking lot and sidewalks are promptly cleared of snow and ice, wet leaves, puddles and other hazards. •Pavement is smooth, without cracks, dips, bumps, pot holes. •Entrances kept clear of obstructions. •Entrance doors easy to open, automatic, or have access button that provide more accessibility. •Doors wide enough for wheelchairs. •Wheelchair access routes are well marked.

INTERIOR •Stairways have sturdy handrails on both sides. •Stair edges are clearly marked.

•Flooring is non-slid and non-shiny tripping hazards or shiny surfaces could lead to falls. •Necessary mats are securely fastened. •Wider aisles and uncluttered aisles to better accommodate walkers and wheelchairs. •Location of elevators and accessible washrooms are clearly posted. •Seating areas exist to sit while waiting. •Chairs that are sturdy and stable, with arms for people who need to push themselves up, and the chairs are not too low or too soft. Chairs should be a full back, not with a hole in the back. •A restaurant has tables that are located away from chilly vents. •An easily accessible customer washroom. •At least one service or checkout counter is accessible for customers in wheelchairs. •Service counters have a place on which to hook a cane so it doesn’t fall. •Customers are offered assistance when taking items to their cars. •Lighting is adequate and glare-free. •No in-store music which is distracting and uncomfortable.

•Wheeled baskets.

TRANSPORT •Terrace has accessible transit buses with wheelchair ramps and a handyDART bus. And yes, Terrace does have a wheelchair Taxi. •Bus stops and bus shelters need to be kept clear of snow and ice especially the ones in downtown, the hospital, the college, etc. •Abiding by the no parking limits painted at bus stops is crucial for people with disabilities. •No smoking laws at bus stops must be enforced. •VIA Rail trains should be accessible at every stop. A movable lift/movable ramp is essential, and must be available for those who need it. •In terms of the Terrace Airport, Air Canada Jazz has a movable ramp for those who need it to board and to get off the plane. If you need the ramp, when you check in let them know well ahead of time. At the same time, let them know that when you arrive at the Vancouver Airport you need a ramp. If you have a disability and you need assistance for whatever reason, when you check in at the airport let them know so that you have a pleasant flight.

GUIDE For those with a physical disability, don’t let it prevent you from travelling by air! A guide was released December 2012 by Spinal Cord Injury BC (formally called BC Paraplegic Association). It provides an aid for wheelchair users or those with other physical or mobility impairments who may not be familiar with how to access flight services. The guide also offers suggestions on trip planning, flight booking, checkin, security, gate logistics, boarding, in flight mobility, and deplaning procedures. These tips are good for any airport. Several travel tutorial videos go along with the guide. Both the videos and the guide can be found on the Spinal Cord Injury BC Website: For further info on agefriendly business assessment search “creating an agefriendly business in B.C.” Also check “Access Guide Canada Business Toolkit.”

Yvonne Nielsen has been an advocate for access and support for brain injury sufferers since she suffered her own injury several decades ago.



Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Terrace Standard

EDITORIAL Cullen’s idea THE Liberal Party of Canada leadership race may not be top of mind for many northwesterners save for one factor – an idea floated by Skeena - Bulkley Valley NDP MP Nathan Cullen. Raised when he ran for the leadership of his own party last year, Mr. Cullen suggested that an alliance be formed between Liberals, the NDP and the Greens to defeat Stephen Harper’s Conservative government. Instead of all three parties running candidates in Conservative-held ridings, Mr. Cullen would have the three parties choose the best possible candidate between them, offering up the possibility of mustering enough anti-Conservative votes to win. Enter Vancouver-Quadra Liberal MP Joyce Murray, now emerging as the main contender to Liberal leadership front runner Justin Trudeau. She would have the three parties choose one candidate in the nearly 60 ridings won by the Conservatives with less than 50 per cent of the vote. NDP leader Tom Mulcair ditched Mr. Cullen’s idea in general and now specifically by indicating the NDP will run a candidate in an upcoming by-election in Labrador. Ms. Murray did convince the Greens not to run a candidate in the same by-election. Those who oppose the idea regard it as anti-democratic for it robs people of a choice in an actual election. But when it comes to the feeling that Mr. Harper is simply bad for the country, the political world knows no boundaries. ESTABLISHED APRIL 27, 1988

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ew things send readers scurrying to the keyboard to tap out a comment on a website or letter to a newspaper as quickly as an ordinary topic we can all get our head around, such as a 10-yearold’s recent letter to the Prince George Citizen. Wrote the lad, “I’ve been thinking the government should make a new law that parents should pay children to do chores and housework. The government should also pay children to go to school so children can buy toys. “My mom doesn’t agree with this letter but she tells me to speak my mind.” In short order, 17 readers responded to his letter on the newspaper’s website. One reader admired his ‘forward thinking’. Another cautioned him not to ‘open that can of worms’, as another reader made clear if the lad received pay for doing chores around home, he should pay his parents for his room and board. A fourth reader advised him to collect his pay in cash to avoid being taxed by the government. Predictably, several pointed out kids are paid for any


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CLAUDETTE SANDECKI chores they do around the home by meals, clothing, laundry, school supplies and a roof over their heads. One reader suggested he get a paper route and deliver papers winter and summer. This would keep him flush with cash for buying toys. His letter was an example of what editor’s hope for. His sentences were clear, concise, on a single topic, and he got his point across without derogatory remarks. He spelled every word correctly, and used good grammar. Not once did he lapse into texting shortcuts such as LOL, or FYI, terms foreign

to seniors who avoid texting, twittering and all other forms of social media. Did he know beforehand the guiding rules for writing a letter with an excellent chance of being accepted for publication in any newspaper or magazine? At any rate, he followed them: deal with one topic and one topic only, express your views clearly yet briefly, without impolite language that will have your message censored or tossed into the waste basket. Many readers turn first to the letters page to compare others’ opinions to their own. They are drawn to short letters that match today’s attention spans. Editors may specify a maximum word count ranging from 150 to 400. Shorter letters leave space for a variety of opinions rather than one long rambling comment. Too few adults write as well as this young man. Or if they can, they manage to hide their skill. Above all, he identified himself with his full name; no anonymity for him. He deserves top marks for standing up and being counted, let the chips and brickbats fall


where they may. Chances are good his mother proofread his letter to catch any spelling or grammar errors. Wise move. Every writer benefits from an extra pair of eyes watching for typographical errors that become invisible to the writer after several edits and rewrites. On a separate note, I was impressed by the boy’s mother for telling him to speak his mind even though she did not agree with his point of view. Too many parents might ridicule his viewpoint and scoff at his notion of presenting his grade four thoughts to an adult readership. At age 10 this youngster is a published writer. Unless you are in the habit of having your writing published, you’ve no idea how scary it can be the first time you see your words in print for all the world to read. Plenty of adults never step off that cliff or do so only behind a cloak of anonymity afforded nowadays by the ability to comment via the Internet. I hope this 10-year-old’s introduction to letter writing will encourage him to keep on.




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The Mail Bag Rail crossings need solution

Recycling options inadequate Dear Sir: It was with displeasure that I made my most recent trip to the Thornhill garbage dump for household refuse disposal. As I was pulling my garbage out of my covered pickup truck, a young fellow with a radio, whom I saw there asked me if


I had received a copy of the pamphlet being handed out at the entrance to the dump (I had not). He told me that the two fluorescent tubes I had just thrown out could be recycled somewhere. I told him that I would continue to re-

cycle my occasional fluorescent tubes at the dump. I later found out that the dump was under new management and he was one of two employees there. As I was leaving, this fellow’s partner showed up to give me a copy of the pamphlet that was being handed

out. It lists 23 kinds of recyclable items and the 28 places in the Terrace area to take them. If the regional district really wants to get on the recycling band wagon, they must create a recycling depot area (or two maybe) where virtually all of the recyclable materials can be

brought to for a single drop point convenient enough that household members will use it. The idea that an eastern Thornhill resident is going to have to go all the way to RONA to dispose of two fluorescent tubes is ludicrous.

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Dear Sir: RAfaSIE (Residents Advocating for a Sustainable Inclusive Environment) represents concerned citizens patiently waiting to hear the outcome of discussion between the City of Terrace, CN Rail and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to determine the solution to our increased rail traffic problem, but response is vague and illusive. Local train traffic has substantially increased since the opening of the port in Prince Rupert almost six years ago. Often access from the south side of Terrace to the north is cut off for extended periods. The repeated closure of these main access points is causing many citizens frustration as they are effectively held hostage. March 8, 2013 a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Port of Prince Rupert to mark the start of construction of the port’s $90-million road, rail and utility corridor project, which will support billions in new terminal developments and boost Canada’s trade capacity and exports to fast-growing Asia-Pacific markets, yet communities remain forgotten as local traffic is stalled at level rail crossings. Trains cross through the center of Terrace multiple times a day, closing off transport routes. With only two alternate routes this community is hugely burdened. Our politicians who claim to be in discussion with the government and CN since the opening of the container port in September 2007 have neglected to provide accessible street corridors to the communities who are on their routes. As plans continue to expand the ports of both Kitimat and Rupert communities like Terrace remain forgotten. It has been six years since the problem became evident, when will our leaders address this issue? This community deserves to know what progress is being made to resolve this community concern. It is imperative that a solution be found. Diana Penner, Terrace, B.C.

Refinery project has many benefits

y initially negative attitude toward an oil refinery at Kitimat was based mainly on my experience of 10 years service on the board of directors of Imperial Oil. Since I was accustomed to the discussion of petroleum economics centered in Calgary, I saw no need for a refinery in Kitimat. That attitude was based on the fact that there had not been a new refinery built in North America in many years. And any needed increase in petroleum production was achieved by expansion of existing refineries throughout North America. But after my service with Imperial Oil, I went on to serve four years at Canfor which led to my nine visits to China in search of lumber markets. My exposure to the phenomenal expansion of China’s economy opened my eyes to the true merit of the Kitimat refinery concept. It made me realize that it would not be just another refinery relying on the North America market but rather a refinery that

would supply the vast appetite of China for petroleum products. The challenge will be to draw the attention of Asian investors who would see the value to this investment. It appears that David Black, after many years of effort, is nearing an agreement that could provide the vast capital infusion needed to make this refinery initiative a reality. Asian countries, especially China, are very interested in securing sustainable supply of resources that will flow freely without undue trade barriers like surprises with taxes, regulations or tariffs. Canada has a good reputation as a free trade country that can be relied on as a dependable source of supply. Now is a very opportune time to attract the vast investment needed to make the Kitimat refinery go ahead. David Black, with his years of diligence, deserves our appreciation for displaying the foresight and courage to invest his time, money and reputation to help bring along this huge initiative.

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JIM SHEPARD The positive merits of the Kitimat refinery are so profound that this project is really beyond any political persuasion. Any and all supporters of NDP, Liberal, Conservative or even Green should see the tremendous benefits that would come to B.C. with this project. This initiative will involve the investment of many billions of dollars. It’s hard for any of us to visualize a million let alone a bil-

lion of any thing. When it comes to the benefits of a petroleum cycle from well exploration to the gas station, the jurisdiction that hosts the refining process enjoys a huge portion of the value addition to the raw material. For this project that would mean several thousand mostly trade union jobs for the multi-year term of the construction phase. It would also mean the creation of over 3,000 permanent jobs for the operation and supply support of the refinery when running. This refinery would be processing 175 million barrels per year which means the tax revenue that could go toward healthcare, education, vital services for the disabled and elderly would be immense. But job creation and tax revenue is not the only desirable feature. It also would provide much lower risk to the marine environment. The shipments out of the refinery would be finished product like aviation fuel, gasoline and diesel These products if ever spilt would have much less im-

pact on the marine environment. They would also be transported in smaller ships. I know there are those on both sides of the political aisle that address this as a political issue. And I would disagree with both. This is a project that can be attractive to all political stripes. Trade unions would see a significant increase in jobs and memberships. Hospitals and schools across the province would see an improvement in government funding. Based on the huge positive impact this initiative could have on BC, I think the question should not be if we want it....but rather, how can we help make sure that the petroleum world sees this as an attractive way to invest billions of shareholder capital. Jim Shepard is a retired president of Finning and Canfor, a past director for Imperial Oil and current chairman of Concerned Citizens for B.C. David Black is the chairman of Black Press. Its holdings include The Terrace Standard.



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B.C. is not for sale at any kind of price Dear Sir: “We have established what you are madam, now we’re just haggling over the price.” This famous quotation attributed to George Bernard Shaw or to Winston Churchill springs to mind when considering Christy Clark’s earlier statements to Alberta Premier Redford about BC’s price for endorsing the Northern Gateway pipelines and Clark’s own recent endorsement of David Black’s proposed $25 billion refinery in Kitimat. We already know that the oil industry in Alberta has been flooding Clark’s election coffers to stave off a win by the NDP that has come out against both the pipelines and oil tanker traffic, so I guess the price of her compliance has been paid. The timing of Black’s announcement that he has the funding and of Clark’s endorsement of the refinery is, of course, no accident. With just weeks to go to the provincial election that almost ev-

Andrew Williams eryone expects to send the provincial so-called “Liberals” into well-deserved oblivion, Clark is desperately trying to create the impression that after years of mismanaging it, she can miraculously kick start BC’s economy with the promise of thousands of jobs from exporting liquefied natural gas and now, oil. Even if these pipedreams were attainable, citizens of British Columbia need to remember two important things: the concerns about the impacts of pipelines and oil tankers on our rivers, mountains and coastline remain;

and we would still have to trust the cowboys at Enbridge. Almost three years after the initial spill and almost a billion dollars spent, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has recently instructed Enbridge to dredge and remove the substrate of the Kalamazoo River because the EPA’s tests have show that not only does dilbit sink – despite Enbridge’s test results to the contrary – but it is also migrating downstream and collecting in the impoundments along the river. Imagine, if you can, a similar spill, not in a slow-moving, flat-land river with dams, but on a fast-flowing, glacial, mountain tributary on the Skeena, or in the Douglas Channel with its deep, rocky bottom. That bitumen would be there forever. Why would anyone in his right mind trust anything Enbridge says? While participating in the hearings of the National Energy Board’s Joint Review Panel – that has never

turned down an oil pipeline – the company along with other oil corporations was successfully lobbying the Harpies in Ottawa for the elimination of protection for the very rivers that the Northern Gateway pipeline would cross. The result was Bill C-45 and Bill C-38. We need to make clear to Christy Clark, David Black, Premier Redford, Prime Minister Harper and the oil corporations they represent that, unlike our premier, this province is not for sale, at any price. Andrew Williams, Terrace, B.C.

Universal Geomatics Solutions Corp. is pleased to announce their expansion into British Columbia with the acquisition of Derry Land Surveying Inc. in Terrace, B.C.. Guy Derry, B.C.L.S., will remain with Universal and take on the role of Branch Manager of USI Land Surveying (BC) Inc., a division of Universal Geomatics Solutions Corp. effective April 2nd, 2013. Under Guy Derry’s direction, Derry land surveying has provided quality land surveying and geomatics services in the Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert area for many years. With this acquisition, Universal will continue to offer that same level of service as well as expanded geomatics services for years to come. Guy Derry, B.C.L.S., C.L.S. 4416 WaLSh avenue TerraCe, B.C., v8G 4J5 250-635-6608

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Better recycling method needed So mine will go to the dump, and if I get chastised again for this, I will, in future, smash the tubes into little bits into a garbage bag of other household garbage and they will still go to the dump. As for other household garbage, I use very few canned food items, other than pet food and most of these are aluminum cat food cans that I rinse out to prevent smell and flatten and store them for sale as scrap aluminum. A standard garbage can will hold a couple of years of them and at the current prices for scrap metals, it gives me a nice chunk of pocket money. If the recycling industry could find ways to put a value (to the household

user) on recyclables then more people would be willing to recycle materials that now go to the dump. I “recycle” all of the drink containers I get at Encorp Pacific or a liquor outlet for a nice bi-monthly stipend. Incidently, liquor stores must not be considered as recycling points by the Regional District of KitimatStikine as they are not listed on the pamphlet. Come on, Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, get your head out of the sand and do something to promote recycling that will be more convenient and maybe profitable to use by householders. Wilf Butters, Thornhill, B.C.

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Enforcement found lacking Dear Sir: I was wondering why nothing is being done by the City of Terrace about the illegal parking situation at the casino. I know I have called twice in the last four weeks. I work in the area and on any given day at any hour there can be as many as six cars parked along the building.

The curb is clearly painted yellow. Clearly a no parking zone. I also find it curious that there are never tickets posted on these vehicles. I was told by the city that our one by law officer didn’t work on weekends. What about today, yesterday, the day before! Kim Tessier, Terrace, B.C.


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Gov’t hopes money will attract doctors THE PROVINCIAL government hopes $100,000 will be enough to attract an anesthesiologist here. The incentive is part of a $2 million package to attract 20 general practitioners or family physicians to more rural and remote areas around the province. In the case of the anesthesiologist position here, it was identified as a vacancy that needed to be filled, says Dr. Shelley Ross, the president of the B.C. Medical Association which helped decide where the incentives should be used. The decisions were also based on the degree of difficulty being experienced in filling the positions, she said. “And $100,000 is a pretty nice incentive,” Ross added. A anesthesiologist who comes to Terrace will receive $50,000 up front and the rest after one year and must stay three years. Repayment required if they leave before the three years are up. “We find that the three years is a critical time,” said Ross. “If they stay for the three years we then hope the spouse will have a job, the kids will be in school and they’ll want to stay even longer.” As it is, the province already spends heavily on attracting general practitioners and specialists to more rural and remote locations. Physicians coming to Terrace or to other rural and remote places receive $15,000 for relocation

assistance and $20,000 as a recruitment incentive. They also receive a $17,136 flat fee retention payment and a retention premium of 19.6 per cent. In the meantime, efforts continue to fill five other vacancies in Terrace. Still needed are two family physicians, a dermatologist, a combined general practitioner/ anesthesiologist and an internal medicine specialist. “We’re optimistic. We’ve seen some interest in a few of the posted positions, but because there are many steps to the recruitment process (determining eligibility for incentives, is one example), it would be premature to speculate when the positions could actually be filled,” said Northern Health Authority official Eryn Collins. Terrace once had as many as two resident internal medicine specialists. That’s no longer the case and the service is being provided by a rotating pool of specialists. A successful recruitment effort last year resulted in the arrival of an ear, nose and throat specialist. Another Northern Health Care official, Steve Raper, said Terrace is generally well-served when it comes to general practitioners and specialists. “You have a fairly stable medical community here,” said Raper. “You have very strong practitioners who are good at re-

cruiting.” One benefit is having two physicians in Terrace who don’t have regular practices but will fill in when required, he added. It can be a different story in smaller northern locations where it can be difficult to gather together enough physicians in one place to spell each other off. Elsewhere in the north, Raper said the benefits of basing a medical school in Prince George through the Northern Health Authority in conjunction with the University of Northern BC as an outreach of the University of BC medical school is starting to pay off. None of the graduates so far have elected to work in Terrace but Raper says the Northern Medical Program is based on the philosophy that people who are trained in the north will want to stay in the north. “First and foremost we would want these people to stay in the north. And even if they don’t, and they go to practice in places such as Golden and Oliver then the fact they are going to rural and remote communities is a good sign,” he said. As it is, Mills Memorial Hospital hosts both medical students and residents who are medical school graduates honing their skills under the supervision of a licensed physician. There are now three medical students at Mills and four residents.

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Missing man found dead

John Lucas Krawczuk, 38, reported missing on Jan. 18, was located deceased on April 1 in Vancouver, said Terrace RCMP April 2. Foul play was not suspected and the investigation was turned over to the BC Coroners Service. The RCMP thanked family, friends, the public and media for their assistance.

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Protests continuing over fish catch ban The decision to ban and restrict the retention of trout and char caught in area streams that came into effect April 1 has some area anglers calling for one minister's head and urging reform to a system they say is broken. In a letter to premier Christy Clark dated April 2, 2013, the Northwest Fish and Wildlife Conservation Assocation calls for the resignation of Minister of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations (DFLNRO), Steve Thomson, over his decision to sign off on the new regulation, banning the retention of char in all streams in Region 6 (Skeena Region), and curtailing trout retention opportunities. The change is the final straw for anglers in the region who have lost trust in the government, said NWF&WFA president Mike Langegger. Lack of proper science and murky public consultation are at the top of their pack of grievances against the DFLNRO. Langegger also said that if conservation is the top concern for the ministry, then the fisheries should be shut down completely – no more catch and release, no more guiding industry, an industry which he says has taken priority over regular fishermen like him. The group says it's been pushed to the edge and pushed out of the conversation when it

comes to fishing in the region. “They talk about consultation processes and that being put into place, and the angling community being consulted – that's very misleading and a farce,” said Langegger. “The regional branch of the BCWF and all rod and gun clubs have removed their support for the SFAC, which was designed to be an angling consultation process specific to the region.” The proposal originated at the 2012 Skeena Fisheries Advisory Committee (SFAC) meeting. The province is standing by the regulation change, and the process behind it, saying the move falls in line with the government’s conservation first approach to angling, that other jurisdictions have similar regulations in place, and that the regulation changed substantially from the original proposal after considering all of the evidence submitted. The ministry received approximately two dozen responses to the proposal, with a majority opposed, said ministry spokesperson Brennan Clarke in an emailed response. A petition was also received with approximately 800 signatures opposing the proposed regulation. “There has been considerable opportunity for input, as evidenced by the relatively high

volume of submissions received. All feedback was actively considered and ... the proposed regulation was amended to allow limited trout retention,” he said. Other western North America jurisdiction indicate that as angling and habitat impacts increase, a high risk of population decline is created, said the ministry in its response, noting that it needs to reduce harvest quotas until a better assessment of risk can be made and that work is ongoing to assess where risks are likely low enough to restore additional harvest opportunities. And the ministry is aware that rod and gun clubs and the regional BCWF branch have not been attending the SFAC meetings. “The proposed regulation was discussed actively at the Advisory Committee in March 2012, and obviously we would prefer their voice at that table to provide input throughout the regulatory review process,” Clarke said, noting the regulation change was also discussed at the provincial angling advisory team in December 2012 and presented to six First Nations in the region. “These groups have still received meeting invitations as well as agendas for these meetings, and all related correspondence which would include notification of proposed regulation changes,” he said.

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THORNHILL Advisory Planning Commission

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine is inviting applications to fill vacancies on the Thornhill Advisory Planning Commission (APC). The Thornhill APC is a nine member volunteer commission, appointed by the Board of the Regional District, to advise the Board on land use planning matters in Thornhill. Appointments are for a two year term. Interested persons may complete an application form available from the Development Services section of the Regional District website ( or from the Regional District office. Alternatively, applicants may submit a letter with a short biography containing name address, occupation, length of residency in Thornhill and Terrace area, a description of their involvement in community organizations and reasons for interest in serving on the Thornhill APC.

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Monday, April 22, 2013 Time: Meeting: 7:00PM, Supper: 5:45 PM Location: Nechako Senior Citizens Friendship Center To Consider: ➤ Review 2012 financial statement. Sales increased 5% to $201.9 million and net savings decreased $777,000 million to $15.8 million or 7.8% of sales. ➤ Directors recommendation of a patronage allocation of $8.9 million or 4.6% of 2012 purchases. ➤ Election of 3 Directors for the Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fort Fraser, Fraser Lake, Burns Lake, Prince George areas ➤ Special Resolutions will be voted on: 1. Directors remuneration Rule#108(1) and (2), Daily and Meeting per diems have not increased with Directors’ responsibilities and sales growth. 2. Nomination of Directors Rule #79(2) remove nominations from the floor at AGM ➤ Co-op Gift Certificates, Hampers and Door Prizes valued at $500. Complimentary tickets for supper must be picked up prior to April 19th at the Co-op General Office.

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■■ Green thumb QUINTON FREEMAN of Uplands Nursery clips some branches at a pruning seminar at Spotted Horse Nursery March 16. Freeman, Charles Claus of River Mist Farm and Cathy Jackson of Spotted Horse Nursery offered their insight and suggestions of pruning techniques and growing in the northwest to those who attended.

Man not happy with jail A MAN accused of selling drugs is not looking forward to spending a week in Terrace cells while here for his preliminary inquiry. David Edwardsen, who has been at the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre since his September 2012 arrest, is required

to be here for his preliminary inquiry this month which means a stay in RCMP cells here for the five days of the hearing. Edwardsen’s defence lawyer Greg Cranston was part of a recent provincial court conference call with prosecutor John Walker and told

the court his client did not like the idea of being in cells as they’re not a pleasant place to be in for a week. “I just want to make it known Mr. Edwardsen is not thrilled to have to spend a week in Terrace cells,” said Cranston. He’s now in jail in Prince George awaiting trial.

Through Project Eco-prise, funding is available for projects that promote Zero Waste and reduce or divert materials from landfills. Applications for funding are reviewed three times per year: April 15, June 15 and October 15. For more information on Project Eco-prise, please see or contact the Environmental Services Coordinator: 250-615-6100 or 1-800-663-3208. A13

TO ALL RESIDENTS Please have your dog leashed or fenced-in away from your mail boxes on SPRING CLEAN-UP WEEK TO ALL RESIDENTSApril 22 – 26, 2013 Wednesdays and Saturdays your newspaper Extra refuse is collected from City customers, withoutsocharge, during carrier clean-up week. Please have the extra waste material in can plastic deliverbags yourorpaper. cartons to assist in the pickup, and set it out on your regular refuse collection day (but it may not get picked up until later in the week). All branches must be bundled. This service does NOT include tires, propane tanks, or items normally charged for at the Terrace Landfill (such as commercial waste, car bodies, stumps, and major appliances), nor any items accepted at EPR Drop-Off locations (such as electronics, batteries, small electrical appliances, paint, pesticides, liquids). For a full list of EPR locations, please Please haveandyourflammable dog see or call Public Works Enquiries at 250-615-4021.


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We will be making electrical system improvements north of Terrace on Thursday, April 18. To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately 12 hours.

Where: north of Terrace including all of the Nass Valley, Meziadin Junction and District of Stewart. Please note: Rosswood is not impacted by this outage.

Please have your dog leashed or fenced-in from6:00yourp.m. mail boxes Time: 6:00away a.m. to Please have your dog leashed Wednesdays and Saturdays so your equipment Toon prepare for this interruption and protect from damage, turn off all lights, heaters and major appliances and unplug all electronics. or fenced-in away from your electric newspaper For the first hour after the power comes back on, please youronly mailplug boxesinonor turn on those carrier can electronics and appliances that you really need. This will help ensure the electrical Wednesdays and system deliverdoes yournot get overloaded. Saturdays so your newspaper We are sorry for the inconvenience. We will restore your power as soon as we can. paper. When: Thursday, April 18

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Hydro project had been source of suit once before tractors and suppliers.” The legal response goes on to say that contrary to this agreement, Surespan had taken on subcontractors “who were not disclosed to and/or not approved in writing ...” Surespan had billed Veresen on several occasions before it pulled out their operations and filed a Supreme Court claim to recoup unpaid labour and construction costs. Veresen had paid $646,174.37 including tax to Surespan, and stated in their response to Surespan’s claim that “the total amount claimed is not a reasonable amount for the work performed.” The Surespan suit was eventually noted as closed according to B.C. Supreme Court records. There was no subsequent record of any arrangement that lead to the suit being closed. Surespan executive administrator llonka Noble said she was unable to comment according to terms of an agreement reached between Surespan and Veresen. The Dasque Middle project is to supply 20 megawatts of electricity to BC Hydro. Dowland left the area in early February though, and local companies who supplied various goods and services say they are still owed money. Main Logging of Terrace filed a lawsuit on March 14, claiming that Dowland owes them more than $100,000. Veresen, the owners of the DasqueMiddle Creek run of river project, is based in Calgary and bought out Swift Power, the company that began the development, in 2010. The project involved diverting water from the two creeks and running it through powerhouses to generate electricity which is to be then transmitted to BC Hydro’s Skeena Substation via a power line that is now under construction. Veresen is selling the power to BC Hydro, part of a province-wide effort to generate more power. BC Hydro has said it expects the power later this year. A15

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Transit service could expand CITY COUNCIL was set this week to decide how soon local transit service could be expanded on weekends. An additional six hours of handyDART service on Saturdays will mean better access to medical services such as dialysis, B.C. Transit official Todd Dupuis told council at a committee of the whole meeting April 2. “Because there is no handyDART service on Saturday but there is conventional bus routing we decided it is important to provide this,” Dupuis said. The additional service would also give those with disabilities access to the farmers’ market, said city councillor Bruce Bidgood. Dupuis recommended 2014 to begin the new service, however councillor Brian Downie submitted that the need is too urgent and suggested council see to implementing it this year. The other councillors seemed in agreement on this point but was holding off on an official discussion at this week’s meeting to finalize the decision. The second B.C. Transit recommendation concerned routing. Dupuis showed council three revised bus routes designed to make service

more direct. The new routing would include a stop at UNBC on Keith Ave. as well as express service from Northwest Community College on the bench to downtown. It is possible that buses will no longer service the Halliwell area directly, but now residents in the top east quarter will have direct access to the college. Getting consumers to and from Walmart and the grocery stores is a priority, said Dupuis. Dupuis also said that Terrace is currently in the top three municipalities in terms of cost per hour and cost recovery, adding that the changes to routing has nothing to do with budget cuts. Before a final decision can be made on the new routing option, Dupuis said further public consultation is required. And he wants to move away from this static open house model to conducting surveys on the buses themselves. Councillor Tyers agreed that more consultation needs to go into the finalized routing plan, and spoke in support of the handyDART upgrade. The matter was discussed by council April 8.

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Two more locals presented with medals REGIONAL DISTRICT OF KitimatStikine chairman Harry Nyce and Don Roberts, the chief councillor of the Kitsumkalum First Nation, have been added to the list of local residents receiving Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medals. Nyce, who also represents the Nass Valley

area on the board of the regional district, was presented the medal through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the national organization which represents local and regional governments.

Nyce has been a regional district director for the Nass area since 1988 and regional district chair for seven terms and a vice chair for 10 terms. He’s also served as president of the Union

of BC Municipalities and is an official with the Nisga’a Lisims Government. Roberts has just been re-elected to a term as chief councillor for the Kitsumkalum First Nation.

This will be his fourth two-year term. Skeena NDP MLA Robin Austin, who nominated Roberts to receive one of the four jubilee medals assigned to him, said the presentation reflects the work

Roberts has done. “These medals are about service to community and that’s what Don has done, serve his community,” said Austin. Kitsumkalum has recently opened a quarry

with material being transported to the CN mainline via a spur line. The first nation has also been active in clearing the right of way for BC Hydro’s Northwest Transmission Line.

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Kitsumkalum vote A separate deal, signed in January, would provide the Kitsumkalum with an immediate further 148 hectares from the province should the Kitsumkalum approve the agreement in principle. One of those parcels is earmarked for a housing development and another would extend the area of the Kitsumkalum quarry which has recently started operations.


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Tackling the graffiti Some of the solutions could include a bylaw for business owners to clean up graffiti on their buildings within 48 hours, imploring local businesses to limit who they sell spray paint to – and potentially keeping it under lock and key, and a graffiti hotline for public tips. There is also talk of introducing a graffiti cleanup team – potentially made up of one main staff member, volunteers, youth groups and people serving community service – to remove the graffiti as soon as possible. Removing graffiti very soon after it is put up acts as a deterrent to other vandals, said Const. Angela Rabut of the Terrace RCMP detachment. Bob Park of All Seasons Source for Sports says a bylaw isn’t necessary, but it is time for businesses to work together to fix this problem. “There’s no use being penalized twice. You’re penalized because it’s done to your building, and then you have a time limit to clean it up and if you don’t clean it up on time, you get another fine on top of that? No,” he said, of the bylaw idea. “Word of mouth, co-operation, it works. If you clean it up, it helps, that’s the best way.” Murals, like the one on the side of the All Seasons and Elan Travel

building act as deterrents as well, said Park, adding more murals could be part of the solution. Although the city of Terrace said they have no plans for murals at this time. But Park said businesses can do their part to alleviate the mess. “I think they can have better lighting, they can put in outside cameras, and just make sure that if they do get graffitied that they clear it off right away,” he said. “We gotta get the word out there that we’re not going to accept it, that we have to get rid of it when it is done.” One business owner who has dealt with more than his fair share of vandalism is Richard’s Cleaners’ John Heighington. He says each act of vandalism is a personal attack on people who pay business taxes in the downtown core, that insurance doesn’t cover the cleanup costs, and that the RCMP need to educate the perpetrators on how these acts affect local people who have to deal with the aftermath. “Nothing can be done to the culprits even if they are caught red-handed and the cost to everyone just goes up,” he said. “Frustrating. I just clean the mess up the next day and stay prepared.”

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He loves accompanying singers By MARGARET SPEIRS MARGARET SPEIRS PHOTO

JOSE COOSEMANS enjoys accompanying singers on the piano at the music festival and helping them to achieve their goals.

ONE MAN, who has taken part in nearly 40 music festivals here, may not be noticed by spectators even though he’s been on stage all of those times. Jose Coosemans has been one of the accompanists for soloists, choirs and school groups at the Pacific Northwest Music Festival in at least 36 festivals of his 40 years living here. “Because it feels good to help people achieve their goals. That’s what I find and just for the sake of the music too,” said Coosemans about why he enjoys doing it. He taught piano for many years and is semiretired now. It varies from year to year for how many singers and groups ask him to be their accompanist; sometimes he may play up to 100 times at the festival, he said. He also plays for music students taking exams and at recitals too. This year at music festival, he’s doing a lot of chorale and music theatre; the latter of which is challenging, he said. “You really need to keep your eyes and ears open because there’s actions involved and it’s not easy to play for little kids on stage because their voices disappear,” he said, adding he likes playing for all types of music. “It’s hard because you’re so far away from them on the side of the stage.” He does play for the same people from year to year but then they grow up and move on. “And that’s always the sad part,” he added. Music teachers recommend him to their students for accompaniment. “It’s really hard to be the teacher, voice teacher

and accompany at the same time,” he said of why the teachers don’t do it themselves. About 38 years ago, he remembers playing for Rachel Reay here and then also for her when she went to provincials in Victoria, he said. “I remember that being a time I really felt this is what I wanted to do,” he said about accompanying singers on the piano. As far as highlights, he said in his many years, there have been many students and he didn’t want to name names but did say he had played for a couple of singers from here who have become wellknown, such as Ellie Higginson, a lyrical soprano, who sang here, spent a year in Germany with an opera company and has taken a teaching job in Victoria, and opera singer Ambur Braid. “I really love accompanying people,” he said. “To me, I never wanted to be a solo performer, It used to get me really nervous. But when someone you coach and mentor and help, is successful, it gives me a lot of satisfaction. I look forward to this time of year.” He says over the years he’s learned from the vocal, instrumental, chorale and band adjudicators at the festival. Adjudicators will say things that students have heard from their teachers, but students often need to hear it from someone with authority to actually listen to it, he said. Music develops the mind, is a way to connect with people and is important for the well-being of the community, he said. It’s part of brain development and even though people talk about talent, it’s all work ultimately, he said. Plus it’s fun. “People ask what I do for work. I say ‘I play.’ I don’t call it work because it’s what I like to do.”

Renovations target ‘heart’ of centre THE HAPPY Gang Centre kitchen is being renovated thanks in part to a $20,000 donation from local lottery millionaire Bob Erb. Its last day of serving lunch is this Friday and renovations are scheduled to take a week, says Happy Gang Centre kitchen project coordinator Susan Broughton. “The only things that are staying are the grill, the stove and the fridge. The rest is a total gut,” she said. That means new cupboards, a dishwasher that will be rented, new counters and a new and more efficient tea and coffee serving area right outside of the kitchen. Most important will be the installation of a tray rail system so that people with mobility or other issues won’t have to cope with balancing food trays as food is placed on them. “Some of the people have walkers and some are in wheelchairs,” added Broughton. The 40 volunteers who share kitchen duty will also have a rented dishwasher of the kind that dish and cutlery trays can be slid in one side and out the other. “It’ll make for easier and more ef-

ficient handling,” said Broughton. The centre opted to rent a dishwasher so that it can keep up to date with newer models requiring less maintenance and upkeep. Broughton, who is acting as the go-between between contractor Progressive Ventures and the Happy Gang Centre membership, said it was important to include the volunteers in the renovations planning. “They were able to make changes that fit their needs. This is a renovation project right down to the colours,” she said. “This project is important to all of us. The kitchen is the heart of the centre. It makes the money to keep the bills paid. Without the centre, your average person will be sitting and looking at four walls.” Other than replacing flooring and dishwashers when required, Broughton believes this is the first major kitchen project to be undertaken since the centre opened 33 years ago. The last major project at the Happy Gang Centre was the installation two years ago of an elevator, making it easier to use the downstairs for recreational activities.


HAPPY GANG Centre kitchen volunteers will soon have a new dishwasher, cupboards and island. That will make the work easier for the 40 volunteers including, from left, Ann Evans, Lisa Zorn, Rita Hensman and J.P. Bourgoin.



Wednesday, April 10, 2013 Terrace Standard

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The Terrace Standard offers the Community Calendar as a public service to its readers and community organizations. This column is intended for non-profit organizations and events without an admission charge. Space permitting, items will run two weeks before each event. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Fax your event or PSA to 250-638-8432. For complete listings, visit

COMMUNITY EVENTS APRIL 3 – Relay for Life committee meeting takes place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Terrace Public Library boardroom. For more details, call Michelle at 641-9954 or email mtaylor@ APRIL 6 – Terrace second annual Small Animal and Poultry Sale from noon – 3 p.m. at Thornhill Community Fair Grounds indoor arena. To register as a vendor, which requires a fee, contact Brittany at APRIL 6 – Happy Gang Centre hosts a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Come one, come all, good eats, good laughs. APRIL 15 – Green Thumb Garden Society will be holding an information session about gardening from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Terrace Public Library. For more information call Barb 635-1758. APRIL 20 – Totem Saddle Club hosts a pub night from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at Evergreen Pub to raise money for the club. Door prizes, pool tournament. Tickets on sale in advance. For more details, 633-2350 or Martyfcox@ APRIL 21 – Come get a great deal on all gently used kids stuff from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Kitsumkalum Hall. Bring cash and happy shopping!. A few tables still available for rent. Please contact Kim at 635-8600. APRIL 22 – Green Thumb Garden Society will be holding a board and member meeting from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Terrace fire department room in city hall. All board members and garden members welcome. For more information, call Noelle 635 7017 or Barb 635-1758. APRIL 24 – Royal Purple holds its annual grad tea for girls graduating high school from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. APRIL 25, 26 – Dr. Gabor Mate presents Peer Orientation: why children are stressed, why parents and teachers are disempowered and how to restore a healthy balance in adult-child relationships at 7 p.m. Thursday at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre. On Friday at 9 a.m., he will talk about The Biology of Loss: what happens when attachments are impaired and how to foster resilence. Online registration. Free. Sponsored by Terrace Make Children First Network and Coast Mountains School District #82. APRIL 26 – A primer on permaculture and forest gardening from Gregoire Lamoureux of Kootenay Permaculture kicks off a weekend workshop of theory and hands-on experience. from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bulkley Canyon Ranch in New Hazelton. Admittance

by donation. For more details, contact or call 250-847-1399 or go to APRIL 27 – The Terrace Hospice Society and RBC Royal Bank host the second annual Informational Tea from noon to 4 p.m. at the Happy Gang Centre. Everyone welcome to join us for tea and snacks. Free.

PSAS TERRACE LITTLE THEATRE seeks an assistant stage manager to join the crew for its production of Perfect Pie. Duties include prompting actors, organizing and setting props, quick costume changes, communicating with sound booth and giving actors their calls and cues. No experience necessary; we will train you. Attention to detail, punctuality, team player and excellent communication skills an asset. Rehearsals are early evenings and weekends; Please contact Marianne at mbrorup@citywest. ca or 635-2942 from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. THE TERRACE CHURCHES’ Food Bank will be open for distribution from April 15-18. Opening times are 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., in the basement of the Dairy Queen on Park Ave. Those with surnames from A to G should come on Monday, from H to P on Tuesday and Q to Z on Wednesday. Anyone who has missed his day can come on Thursday. Please bring identification for all household members. YOU’LL BE THERE: If you happen to have, or maybe know someone who has, a grad dress, shoes, or anything that may be used by girls in need of a grad dress to attend their prom, it can be dropped off at M&M Meat Shops or you can call Darlene at 975-0789 and arrangements can be made to have any of your donations picked up. If you are in Terrace,  Kitimat or Prince Rupert and are in need of a dress etc., call or text 975-0789 and Darlene will be happy to set up a private fitting for you. 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 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 or see the website. THE TERRACE MULTIPLE Sclerosis Support Group meets every second Wednesday of the

month. To find out the location of the next meeting, call Doug 635-4809 or Val 635-3415. THE TERRACE TOASTMASTERS Club meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Graydon Securities Building on Keith Ave. (next to Irlybird). For more details, call Randy 635-2151 or Rolf 635-6911. NORTHERN LENSES CAMERA Club meets every third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Terrace Art Gallery. THE SALVATION ARMY holds Toonie Wednesdays every first and third Wednesday of the month – all clothing is $2. All children’s clothing $2 or less is half price. SENIORS TAI CHI at the Happy Gang Centre on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 8:45 to 9:45. Chase away the winter while building your strength, balance and coordination. Dropin fee. All are welcome. Call Rita 635-0144 or Wendy 635-3847 for more info. HAS YOUR LIFE been affected by someone else’s drinking? Al-Anon can help. Meetings are Sundays at 8 p.m. on the second floor of the Almarlin building at 3219 Eby St. For more information, call 250-635-8181. TERRACE BIRTHRIGHT SOCIETY has closed its pregnancy crisis office. The hot line 1-800-550-4900 will remain available free of charge. PARK CENTRE OFFERS a variety of parenting education and support programs including Infant Massage, Nobody’s Perfect, So You Have the Blues (PPD/PPND Support), Parenting Plus!, Fathers Group, Building Healthier Babies, and Building Blocks. Stop in or phone for more information: 4465 Park Ave, 635-1830, or on Facebook (Programs of the TCDC). THE HOMELESS OUTREACH Program and the Living Room Project provide services at the Old Carpenters Hall on the corner of Davis Ave. and Sparks St. Open Mon. to Thurs. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fri. until 2 p.m. ONLINE CHAT FOR youth in crisis or emotional distress – – from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily, except Mondays and Tuesdays. This chat supplements the Youth Support phone line 1-888-564-8336, available from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day. PUBLIC PRENATAL CLASSES available thru the year. Classes run Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more info or register, call Park Centre at 250-635-1830. HEALING TOUCH COMMUNITY Clinics continue to be offered. Call Julie for more details 635-0743. Donations accepted.


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Look Who’s Dropped In! Baby’s Name: Braxton Aaron Tanner Juba Date & Time of Birth: March 29, 2013 at 12:52 p.m. Weight: 7 lbs. 4 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Mike Juba

Baby’s Name: Faith Marie Wilson Date & Time of Birth: March 20, 2013 at 5:43 p.m. Weight: 9 lbs. 3 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Kayla Holosko & Dakota Wilson

Baby’s Name: Darrick Harry Robinson Date & Time of Birth: March 28, 2013 at 5:50 p.m. Weight: 8 lbs. 12 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Sabrina & Harry Robinson

Baby’s Name: Blaire Raimey Twiname Date & Time of Birth: March 16, 2013 at 1:44 p.m. Weight: 6 lbs. 9 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Charlene Squires & Craig Twiname

“New brother for John”

Baby’s Name: William Henry Butler Harrison Date & Time of Birth: March 22, 2013 at 9:04 a.m. Weight: 7 lbs. 10 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Candice & Paul Harrison

“New brother for Lilly-Mae & Violet”

“New sister for Claire & Ali”

Baby’s Name: Marlaena Hazel Nadeau Date & Time of Birth: February 25, 2013 at 5:19 p.m. Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Kendra McQuinn & Bronson Nadeau

Congratulates the parents on the new additions to their families.


Terrace Standard  Wednesday, April 10, 2013


ow does this sound? “A housing shortage so acute that men — mostly men — are forced to sleep in their trucks or in overpriced motels or live in one of the prefab, dormlike “man camps” that serve as instant bedroom communities for towns and work sites. Streets clotted with noisy, exhaustbelching tanker trucks, gravel trucks, flatbeds, dump trucks, service trucks, and oversize, gas-gorging pickups. More crime, more highway accidents, more medical emergencies. People on fixed incomes forced to move because they can’t afford steep rent hikes. Overtaxed water and sewer systems. Prostitution.” Relax, it’s not a prediction for Terrace or even for Kitimat, it’s a description of present-day Watford City, North Dakota, currently experiencing an oilfracking boom. And it’s not from some left-leaning radical rag, it’s from the good ol’ National Geographic magazine. There is a familiar ring to it, though. I know several families here in Terrace, happy renters whose landlords have taken advantage of the boom to sell their rental homes. Oops, now what, where to move? Rising prices of course make it a great time to sell – and a tough time to buy or rent. I do not begrudge the landowner’s right to make a profit: they have privately-owned businesses and take on all the risks of ownership – mitigated only to some extent by damage deposits renters pay up front. I am using your place for a while, and if I trash it I’ll pay – not just a promise, more like a bail bond: if I fail to do as promised, I will forfeit the cash I put up front. There are many companies already here and more wanting to come here

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Moral Hazard and use our place for a while, but I don’t know if there’s any arrangements to first pay a damage deposit. Here in Terrace, we read the news about companies from out of province failing to pay contractors new to the area who then fail to pay local subcontractors, in a “domino effect.” The disputes up the line hurt employees and other locals who are left holding the bag. One commentator on the recently ruptured oil pipeline in Arkansas says: “They get the reward, our families are left with all the risk.” An economist can explain what is going on here. Steven Landsburg, in “The Armchair Economist,” says “things tend to go badly when people can escape the costs of their own behaviour.” Economists use a term borrowed from the insurance industry: Moral Hazard. This occurs when decision makers in risky situations reap the rewards without bearing all of the costs. “The ability

to pass downside costs on to others encourages imprudent decision making,” says The Walrus. In some cases, the profit is privatized and the cost/risk is socialized. So we have U.S. taxpayer funded bailouts of banks “too big to fail.” The owners of Yellowknife’s Giant Mine went bankrupt and left, so the $900 million expense of cleaning up six decades of arsenic tailings is now the responsibility of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Robin Rowland, a Kitimat writer, wonders why the federal government wants to make the private port of Kitimat a public one: “Enbridge has been saying the company would pay for all the needed upgrades to aids to navigation. It is estimated that those navigation upgrades would cost millions of dollars.” Now it appears the federal government is “going to take over funding for the navigation upgrades from the private sector and hand the bill to the Canadian taxpayer.” “Moral Hazard: the Scary Movie,” opening soon in a northcoast cinema near you. Here’s another scary story: “Take pollution from an expanded aluminum smelter and bottle it up in one of the world’s most constrained airsheds. Now add emissions from two or three liquefied natural gas plants burning massive amounts of natural gas and hundreds of LNG tankers moving up and down Douglas Channel. Add another 220 oil tankers to take oil from the Northern Gateway pipeline. Now add an oil refinery.” Don’t relax: that one is about us. Business in Vancouver says “Kitimat could face sky-high pollution from the B.C. energy boom.” Some of these potential renters of our place – our land, water and air – are making me nervous. A21

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■■ THORNHILL PUB: Free pool Wed. and Sun., karaoke night Thurs. Karin and Mark provide musical entertainment every Fri. and Sat. 7 p.m. Shuttle service if you need a ride. ■■ LEGION Branch 13: Meat draws every Sat. afternoon – first draw at 4:30 p.m. Steak Night is the first Fri. of every month. ■■ GEORGE’S PUB: Free poker Sun. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Wed. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Karaoke Sun. Live weekend entertainment. April 11 Body Heat Male Revue, buy ticket at door, show at 9 p.m.; April 12, 13, 19, 20 Accelerators; April 26, 27 Triple Bypass. Shuttle service if you need a ride. ■■ mt. layton lounge: Open daily noon to 11 p.m. Free pool, darts and shuffleboard. The lounge is at Mt. Layton Hotsprings just off Hwy37 between Terrace and Kitimat. ■■ beasleys mix: Karaoke is every Fri. night. Beasleys Mix is located in the Best Western at 4553 Greig Avenue.


■■ terrace art gallery presents Studio 115 Emerging Artists of Cale-

donia: Epic at the art gallery until April 27. Free.

tion in the Lazelle Mall. For more details, call 615-3215.

■■ Terrace Art Club is at the Terrace Art Gallery Mondays at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the library. Open studio format. Please bring your own art supplies. Free. All skill levels welcome. For more, call Maureen 635-7622.


■■ UNBC Speaker series presents “Indigenous Language Revitalization,” presented by Dr. Margaret Anderson, First Nations Studies, UNBC Northwest Region from noon to 1 p.m. April 24 at the UNBC campus. Free. For more details, call 615-5578 or

■■ Embracing Our Past: Collage Workshop with Joan Conway is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14 at the art gallery. Bring treasured photos to life with a number of techniques, such as acrylics and photo transfer. All materials included. WATER FLUSHING ADVISORY There is a cost to take part. Pre-register at ■■ Pacific Northwest Music the art gallery. For more details, call Joan The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine wishes to advise its South Hazelton water Festival continues to April at the R.E.M.May 7 system customers that a flushing procedure will be 20 carried out Tuesday, 635-6753 or until Thursday,Lee May 9, 2013. Theatre. April 10 to 12 is Dance, April ■■ Come down to the Terrace Art 13 morning is Dance and evening Mu-in the This procedure is necessary to remove any sediment that may beis present waterand mains and to ensure the best possible water quality is maintained. During Gallery for workshops as part of Arts sic Theatre, April 14 daytime is Choral this procedure water pressures may fluctuate and water may appear coloured or Culture Week, April 22-26 from 7-9 p.m.You are and evening, is Music April 15 cocloudy. advised to run your water untilTheatre, it clears. Your ongoing operation is appreciated. Guest artists will assist participants withand understanding is Classroom Music, April 16 morning is painting a 6” x 6” canvas to be auctioned Classroom Music and afternoon is Choral off at the September 2013 exhibition - 30 Speaking, April 17 is Choral Speaking, years at the gallery. No cost for theSuite workApril and 19 is Orff. 300, 4545 Lazelle18 Avenue Terrace, shop. Canvases have a cost. For more de-BC V8G 4E1 250-615-6100 ■■ Pacific Northwest Music tails, see: Festival Scholarship Night is at 6:30 p.m. ■■ TERRACE FRAME DESIGN and April 19 at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre. Gallery presents Photography Exhibition of Works by Allan Colton, Lori Jardine ■■ Pacific Northwest Music and Vi Timmerman until May 3 at its loca- Festival Gala is at 7 p.m. April 20.


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procedure is necessary To remove any sedimenT ThaT may be presenT in The waTer mains and To ensure The besT possible waTer qualiTy is mainTained. during This procedure waTer pressures may flucTuaTe and waTer may appear coloured or cloudy. you are advised To run your waTer unTil iT clears. your ongoing cooperaTion and undersTanding is appreciaTed.

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 Energetic, self motivated, reliable individual  Great customer service skills  Ability to develop relationships with customers. We can help train the right individual, but previous sales and service experience is an asset. Enjoy the ability to sell two of the Hottest Brands in the Automotive Industry Subaru and Mazda. Apply to: Brent DeJong, Sales Manager Fax 250-635-3075 NO PHONE CALLS

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Valard Construction LP is seeking a qualified Project Analyst to join the team in our Terrace office. The Project Analyst will work closely with the Project Manager in preparing and maintaining project budgets, which will be utilized to analyze budget variances and to prepare estimates of costs to complete. The Project Analyst will also be responsible for preparing cash flow/revenue projections and assisting in the preparation of progress invoices. As well, the Project Analyst will prepare monthly revenue and cost accruals. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years experience as a project analyst/accountant in the construction industry and an accounting designation. A superior working knowledge of Excel is required. Good communication skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team are essential. This position will spend a considerable amount of time at the job site. Valard rewards hard work, performance and results by offering a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Please forward resume and a cover letter indicating competition # VCLP#11-0033 to: Fax: 780-577-4830 Email: We thank all those who apply however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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HomeHealthCare® #100-4634 Park Ave., Terrace, B.C.

CARPENTERS AND CARPENTER APPRENTICES PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. is seeking Carpenters and Carpenter Apprentices for the Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre in Burns Lake, B.C. Experiences in commercial concrete formwork systems an asset. We will be seeking a few with OFA2 or OFA3, Skid Steer (Bobcat) and Rough Terrain Forklift (Zoom Boom) tickets with experience. WHMIS, CSTS09 and Fall Protection training an asset. Fax or email your resume to 604 241 5301 or

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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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4665 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, B.C.


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Cabinet Department Zero Waste Outreach Specialist The Regional District of Kitimat Stikine is now accepting applications for a Zero Waste Outreach Specialist on part-time basis. Qualifications: The Zero Waste Outreach Specialist will provide public education and resource materials to communities throughout the Regional District on an ongoing basis raising public awareness regarding waste reduction, diversion and recycling program and opportunities. This position will be approximately 20 hours per work week focusing on promoting and enhancing the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Stewardship Programs in the region, communicating reduction of solid waste, backyard composting, and other Zero Waste initiatives. Based out of the Regional District office in Terrace, and reporting to the Environmental Services Coordinator, the key responsibilities are: • Monitor, evaluate, promote and report on all local area EPR Depots and related Stewardship programs identifying and confirming locations, ease of community access, adequacies of signage and identification, gaps in expected performance of steward or potential barriers to public convenience. • Actively refer members of the public, agency and businesses to various EPR depots and recycling and waste diversion resources on an ongoing basis. • Advocate and promote waste diversion, recycling and composting programs including, but not limited to, delivery of hands-on workshops, preparation and distribution of resource material including brochures, bulletins, pamphlets and posters as approved by the Environmental Services Coordinator. • Organize and attend community events such as the Terrace Farmer’s Market, product recycling/product round-ups, public open houses or similar events in the Regional District. • Provide support and in-kind resources to Regional District Eco-prise program candidates. • Other events and activities as required related to the Regional District Zero Waste program. Required Qualifications: • Valid BC Operators License – Class 5. • Excellent oral and written communications skills, fluency in English. • Proficiency with various computer applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint™, and Publisher. • Post-Secondary education with preference for educational or environmental background and related work/volunteer experience. • Ability to work well with others in a variety of settings and venues representing Regional District Kitimat-Stikine. • Flexible work schedule to accommodate weekends and evenings as required. Asset Qualifications: • Familiarity with BC Extended Producer Responsibility programs • Related work experience in educational program delivery • Experience working with volunteers and members of the public Position Details: • Reports to the Environmental Services Coordinator • 20 hours per week – 36 month term commencing May 1 – 2013 ending May 1, 2016. • Wages commensurate to experience ranging from $21-24 per hour

Responsibilities: Designing, selling and arranging installations of cabinets and the daily maintenance of the department. Qualifications for the position: • ability to read blue prints • able to do onsite measures • a gift for design and color coordinating • proficient with computers • be self-motivated, outgoing and enjoy dealing with the public • be customer service oriented YOUR DECOR provides an enjoyable working environment, excellent benefit package, current industry training, with remuneration in accordance with experience. Please send your resume’ to: YOUR DECOR 4602 Keith Ave Terrace BC V8G 4K1 Attention: Dave Merritt Email: Tel: 250-635-2976 Fax: 250-635-3234



Resume can be sent by: email: or fax: 250-635-1189


TYSA Summer Student Temporary/part-time

The Terrace Youth Soccer Association has an opening for a temporary part-time Summer Student position. This position will commence May 1, 2013 and end on August 31, 2013 (subject to review). This is a parttime position (20 hrs/wk) comprised of evening and weekend work. Hourly rate is $14/hr. DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the TYSA president and clerk, the incumbent will be required to run the canteen and line the soccer fields. Duties will also include assisting the TYSA clerk when needed, cleaning the washrooms, and ordering and restocking the canteen. Other related duties may be as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: The incumbent must • Have experience in customer service and/or reception; • Have the ability to relate effectively with the public; • Possess excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills; • Have the ability to handle and prioritize different tasks; • Possess a class 5 driver’s license and access to a vehicle Respond in confidence, by submitting a current resume to We thank all applicants tor their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Closing Date: April 12, 2013


Receptionist/Clerk Position As the Receptionist/Clerk, you will perform a variety of receptionist, administrative and accounting duties related to the day to day activities of a busy Flooring Store. Duties will include greeting customers, answering phones, accounts maintenance, purchase order inventory procedures, bank deposits, store price maintenance, filing and ordering of office supplies. The successful applicant will be customer service oriented and a team player have experience in reception and accounting, proficiency in point of sale software, a strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and organize work effectively. Availability to work on Saturday is required. We offer an enjoyable working environment, excellent benefit package and salary commensurate with experience.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants for their interest.

We thank all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact: Verna Wickie, Treasurer Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine 300-4545 Lazelle Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 4E1 Telephone: (250) 615-6100 Fax: (250) 635-9222 E-mail:

Please send your resume’ to: Your Decor 4602 Keith Avenue Terrace BC V8G 4K1 Tel: 250-635-2976 Fax: 250-635-3234 Attention: Dave Merritt Email:

CAREER OPPORTUNITY Join the Chances family today! If you’re looking for an exciting work environment in a first-class facility, Chances Terrace is the place for you. Chances offers excellent career opportunities and competitive wages. Be part of a team that delivers exceptional gaming entertainment in a fun, social setting.



We are looking for hard working individuals who will be responsible for serving customers in a courteous and professional manner, providing a fun, professional and entertaining experience for the customers. All employees of Chances Terrace are required to complete a criminal record check. PLEASE LEAVE RESUME AT THE SECURITY DESK

4410 Legion Avenue, Terrace, B.C., V8G 1N6 Attention: Sandra daSilva


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The Blue Fin Sushi Bar in Terrace are now hiring positive, high energy, professional staff for the following positions: Experienced Cooks Must have Food Safe Experienced Servers Must be 19 years or older and have Serving It Right Dishwasher No experience necessary Knowledge of sushi would be an asset. All positions are permanent & are primarily nights and weekends. Please drop off resume and references at the Blue Fin Sushi Bar in Terrace.


4838 Lazelle Avenue - Terrace BC, V8G 1T4 Phone: 250 635 2373 Fax: 250 635 2315

DIRECTOR OF COUNSELING AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS Ksan House Society is seeking an independent, motivated, passionate, friendly individual for the full-time position of Director of Counseling and Support Programs. Reporting to the Executive Director, this senior management position is responsible for overall management of the Stopping the Violence Women’s Counsellor, Specialized Victim Assistance Program, Children Who Witness Abuse and Women’s Outreach programs. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about the impact of family violence and how it affects women and children and will ensure best practices in trauma informed care. The candidate will be a selfstarter, comfortable with public speaking and be able to promote the Society’s objectives through public education and community based actions. An understanding of issues facing our community is needed. Must have efficient time, organizational and stress management skills in additional to excellent verbal and written communication. It is critical that this person models ethical thinking and cultural competency. In addition to demonstrated teamwork, leadership and reflective supervisory skills will be the ability to foster positive relationships with staff, peers, community agencies and other external contacts. This is an excluded position (28-35 hours per week) within a unionized environment and, as such, familiarity with working within collective agreements will be an asset. Employment is conditional on results of a criminal record search. A complete job description is available upon request. Resumes with cover letter, by May 2, 2013, indicating non-profit management experience can be emailed, attention of the Executive Director, to ksan@ or faxed to 260-635-2315.

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The City of Terrace is currently looking for skilled candidates to fill the positions of Casual Guard with the R.C.M.P. Detachment. This is a casual, on-call Union position (CUPE Local 2012) with 12 hour shifts (2 days and 2 nights). Please visit the City of Terrace website at under Employment Opportunities for a more detailed job description and information on how to apply for this vacancy. Deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2013. Briana Pellegrino, Human Resources Advisor



We are looking for hard working individuals who will be responsible for serving customers in a courteous and professional manner. You will be required to complete a criminal record check and supply a drivers abstract. PLEASE LEAVE RESUME AT THE SECURITY DESK

4410 Legion Avenue, Terrace, B.C., V8G 1N6 Attention: Sandra daSilva


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The City of Terrace is currently looking for a skilled candidate to fill the position of Payroll Clerk with the Finance Department. This is regular, full-time Union position (CUPE Local 2012) with a 35 hour work week. Please visit the City of Terrace website at www. under Employment Opportunities for a more detailed job description and information on how to apply for this vacancy. Deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2013. Briana Pellegrino, Human Resources Advisor

KITSELAS FIRST NATION 2225 Gitaus Road, Terrace, B.C. V8G 0A9 Telephone 250-635-5084 fax 250-635-5335

PO Box 250, IR#9, Dease Lake, B.C. VOC 1LO Tel: (250) 771-5482 Fax: (250) 771-5454



Department: Senior Management Reports To: Chief Executive Officer Supervises: VP Operations, VP SRS, VP Administration Job Type: Regular Full Time Job Location: Dease Lake but local travel is expected Position Summary: As the balance to the CEO, the President is the tactical, on the ground leader of TNDC’s operation in Dease Lake. This individual is responsible for executing the vision set by the CEO, managing day-today operations and ensuring the corporation is efficient and effective in delivering on its commitments. Primary Job Responsibilities • Provide leadership for the day-to-day operations of all TNDC operations • Implement and put into operation any new direction identified for the operations of the corporation • Provide financial management and oversight of the entire operation, including monitoring cash flow and approving expenditures within financial authority • Maintain strong contact management with clients and partners • In partnership with the CEO, represent TNDC in the communities in which TNDC serves and works • Support VPs by problem solving operational issues Key Performance Indicators • Effective functioning of all TNDC’s divisions (satisfied staff, retaining staff, good cooperation among staff, all functions support each other) • Budgets are effectively managed • TNDC’s clients and partners are happy and satisfied with TNDC’s service and operation

Join the Chances family today! If you’re looking for an exciting work environment in a first-class facility, Chances Terrace is the place for you. Chances offers excellent career opportunities and competitive wages. Be part of a team that delivers exceptional gaming entertainment in a fun, social setting. CHANCES TERRACE IS LOOKING FOR

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Working Conditions This position works is expected to spend approximately 70% in the office overseeing all day-to-day TNDC operations and 30% in the field, visiting work sites, camps and meeting with clients or partners Minimum Qualifications • Bachelor Degree in commerce, business administration or related field (or equivalent combination of advanced education and experience) • 10 years of experience in industry, with a strong preference for those from the accounting, heavy construction and/or road maintenance sectors • 5 – 8 years of supervisory experience • Proven ability to lead and get results from individuals and teams • Strong interpersonal skills to develop relationships with staff and engage them over the long term with the business • Ability to manage all aspects for complex projects • Financial acumen in order to prepare and manage annual operating budgets • Ability to critique and evaluate potential business opportunities • Ability to negotiate and manage TNDC subsidiary operations • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Must have demonstrated understanding of and commitment to furthering the interests of First Nations’ people, preference will be given to understanding of the Tahltan Additional Information • Housing in Dease Lake could be arranged • Vehicle will be provided • Salary Negotiable (please state expected salary range) • Information package on the area and the company available on request from TNDC • Contact: Rhonda Quock, Office Manager • Closing Date: April 28, 2013

Coast Mountain Alliance Hub Coordinator

The Coast Mountain Alliance Hub Coordinator will provide communications, planning and administrative expertise to the three partnering First Nations communities in implementing the goals of the Tripartite Health Plans. This is term position expiring March 31st 2014. Summary of Responsibilities: Through the facilitation of meetings and activities, the Coordinator facilitates and supports community representatives to focus on a united approach to the development of health plans. Position includes research and information sharing regarding best practices in First Nations Health Care such as cultural respect and integration. A comprehensive work plan has been developed and the successful applicant will be accountable for consistent progress against this plan. One central aspect of the initial work will be in coordinating three comprehensive Community Health Assessments to identify and develop strategies to meet identified health priorities. The Health Hub Coordinator will be responsible for the day-today management of the Health Communication with the three community health leads and link with the First Nation Health Council and eventual First Nations Health Authority. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Experience working with First Nations as well as knowledge of First Nation health, social and political issues and attached history. Familiarity with Kitselas – Kitsumkalum and Haisla culture and traditions will be required for increased success. Ability to provide leadership and co-ordination of multiple project processes and capacity to engage communities in planning and collaboration is essential. The incumbent must also have excellent communication and relationship skills with community members, council, and other health service providers. Additional experience working with media in the implementation, administration of communication strategies, good understanding and working knowledge of the principles of budgetary administration and control are essential skills for this position. Excellent computer and organizational skills are additional requisites. Expectations of work hours include flexibility and willingness to work on evenings and weekend as requested. Qualifications: Must have an undergraduate degree in Education, Social Services, Health or Business. A combination of education and community development or health experience may be considered. Experience with community development and research strategies is preferred. A Valid driver’s license, access to a vehicle and a Criminal Record Check will also be required. Preference may be given to applicants of Aboriginal ancestry. Further information and a job description are available upon request, by calling 250-635-5084. Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to sdnabess@, mail 2225 Gitaus Terrace BC V8G 0A9 or fax 250-635-5335; closing date April 12, 2013.

Employment Help Wanted CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Fax 780-444-9165. ENSIGN INTERNATIONAL is looking for Drillers, Night Tour Pushes and Rig Managers. If you are interested in attending one of our information sessions to hear more about our global opportunities, call 1888-367-4460 to book into a session near you! FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR –including HR Admin, strategic planning, req’d at Kwakiutl Band Council in Port Hardy, VI. Enquire for job description / Apply to or fax 250-9496066 by April 12, 2013. F/T, salary commensurate with experience. HOME CARE NURSE required by Kwakiutl Band Council in Pt. Hardy, VI. Enquire for job description / apply to or fax 250-9496066 by April 30, 2013. F/T, salary commensurate with experience. Good benefits. LOOKING FOR both F/T and P/T servers. Starting Apr 3. Pls send your resume to Shan Yan Restaurant at 4606 Greig Ave Terrace. No Phone calls pls Mount Layton Hotsprings currently taking applications for the following divisions: Bar Tender/Server, Front Desk Clerk, & Housekeeping. Email

or apply in person at Mount Layton Hotsprings & see Front Desk Manager.

PARTS PERSON WELL ESTABLISHED Honda / Bombardier dealership in the Southern Cariboo region is seeking a self motivated individual to fill a parts person position. Min. 2 years parts / service exp. required, in addition to a strong interest in the motor sports industry. Please email resume & references to: 2013applications@ SpeeDee, Your Office Experts is hiring for its retail counter. If you have an interest in serving the public & are friendly, outgoing, good with computers & have a willingness to learn, you may be the right person. It is a full time position, with health benefits after 3 months. We are accepting resumes in person to Brian Rosebush Store Supervisor 4554 Lazelle Ave

No phone calls please.


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FOR SHOP AND FIELD DUTIES. TWO AND THREE YEAR APPRENTICES MAY ALSO APPLY. Excellent wages and benefit package available to suitable applicant. If interested in this challenging position please forward your resume via email or fax to or 250-638-0898

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The Flight Deck Restaurant has an immediate opening for a cook. General kitchen duties as well as good customer service is required. Food safe & a reliable vehicle is a must. 35-40 hours a week. Drop off resume at the restaurant or fax to 250-635-4403 attention: Kathleen

Income Opportunity ALL CASH Vending route. Earn $72,000/year potential, 9 secured hi-traffic locations. Investment Required $3,600+ up. Safe quick return 1-888979-8363.

Medical/Dental has an immediate opening for a full-time


Our Customer Service Personnel provide exceptional customer service and offer accurate information and advice about the products and services available in the store. The successful applicant will be Customer Service oriented, have basic computer skills and knowledge of hardware and building materials would be an asset. We offer an enjoyable working environment, excellent benefit package, current industry training and salary commensurate with experience. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please send your resumé to: RONA Terrace 3207 Munroe St., Terrace B.C. V8G 3B3 Attention: Shawn McCullough Email: Tel: (250)635-6273 Fax: (250)635-5392

RN’S and LPN’s Needed Well established and growing BC company hiring casual RN’s and LPN’s to work 1:1 in home with a medically fragile child in the Terrace area. Union wages, paid training and full support provided. Pediatric experience an asset. If you want to make a difference in a child’s life please fax your cover letter and resume to 1-250-9647097 attention Jennifer Hols or email

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Massage (Reg Therapist)

LOUISIANA-PACIFIC Canada Ltd. requires an experienced Journeyman Electrician for our EWP Operation in Golden BC. Email resume to: or fax to 250-344-8859.

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We currently have an opening for a key position within our company. The opening is for the position of Employment Coordinator. This position involves front line responsibilities within our specialized employment program which assists adults with disabilities to find and maintain paid employment. Ideal candidates will have an ability to think creatively, be innovative and have the ability to see opportunities everywhere. Talent in the area of networking with business people, marketing using non traditional methods, and being able to spot emerging trends and opportunities and interpret them into benefits for the clientele that we serve will all be useful in this position. Our company will offer a number of opportunities, training, and the ability to grow with a highly respected and reputable organization. This is a full time position (35-40 hours per week), with hours generally occurring Monday – Friday during typical business hours. The starting wage is $17.50 per hr. We are currently hiring for two full time positions, although one of the two positions may be filled by the time this advertisement is published. If you are interested we would like to see some creative resume’s or applications that can demonstrate why you think you would be good at networking in our community. Show us how you are creative or innovative. No boring, generic resumes allowed! Please email your creative resume to Or Fax to: 635-1698, Drop off/mail to: 4730 Lazelle Ave, Terrace, BC V8G 1T2 Attn: Mrs. Marg Anderson, Administrative Director Mr. Chris Arnold, Clinical Director

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LAWN Mowing (Terrace area), Clean-ups, Trimming of shrubs/hedges, Exterior Home/Building soft washing/cleaning, Kill roof Moss, Pressure washing, Weed spraying Serving Terrace Kitimat 250-922-4534 Smithers 250-877-0965


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

Lessons/Training Spring Yoga Tuesdays & Thursdays 12 - 1pm Beginners and Drop-ins Welcome Atlantis Studio 4611 Lazelle Ave Call Naomi Gourlay at 250-641-5842 Spring Yoga Tuesdays & Thursdays 12 - 1pm (starting April 2nd) Beginners Welcome Atlantis Studio 4611 Lazelle Ave Call Naomi Gourlay at 250-641-5842

Tack/Supplies Professional Farrier Hot, Cold, Therapeutic. 28 Years Experience. Call Carmen Nyuli 250-641-5842


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The Provincial Networking Group Inc. (PNGI) is a small private company that has been providing high quality services to people with disabilities for over 20 years. We are a very diverse organization with interests and skills in many areas including Community Social Services, Education, Employment, and Business.


Prana Therapeutic Massage; Elissa Marcus RMT; deep tissue, sports related and relaxation massage. $85/hr 250975-0095

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Residential/Commercial renovation Interior/exterior and service call. Experience 28 years, for free estimate call: Michel Villeneuve Cell: 250-6413872 gmail:

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT Auction - April 13th @ 11 Spring liquidation of BRAND NEW equipment! From the manufacturer to the auction block! 1-800-556-5945 - (Burnaby)

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Email: or apply to File #323 c/o Terrace Standard 3210 Clinton St., Terrace, B.C. V8G 5R2

3111 Blakeburn, Terrace

250-635-2728 635-2728

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Scheduled freight service from Stewart to Terrace and return, and all points in between. Pick-up and delivery of goods in Terrace, C.O.D. and courier service. P.O. Box 217, Stewart, B.C.

Ph: 250-636-2622 Fax: 250-636-2622




Sale conducted on behalf of several Estates

SALE 1 April 20, 2013 Saturday @ 10:00 am. Francois Lake Hall, Francois Lake, B.C. South of Burns Lake @ Intersection of Hwy 35 south & Colleymount Road. ANTIQUES: The sale will have some of the nicest antique furnishings ever offered by us at auction. We have a beautiful selection of large antique furnishings such as: Tables, sete, couch, sideboards, piano stool w/ bear claw feet, end tables, side tables, curio cabinets, grandfather clock, buffet, bedroom suites, dining room suites, marble top satin wood wash stand, antique oak table 6 chairs, buffet & hutch suite, misc. antique dining room chairs and other occasional chairs. This sale will have a beautiful selection of Victorian & Eastlake antiques and other beautiful antique Oak & Mahogany furnishings. ANTIQUE HORSE GEAR: There is a very large selection of antique horse gear that includes sleigh bells, spreaders, scotch tops, bridles, and hames etc. NATIVE & TRADITIONAL ART: Nice selection of native art including hides, drums, face masks, leather art & clothing, moccasins, paddles (exact items will be posted on the website). HOUSE HOLD & MISC COLLECTABLE’S: Very large selection of hockey, baseball & football cards, clocks, lamps, candelabra’s, brass, pewter, wrought iron collectable’s, plate ware, glassware, china & vases, sword, coal oil lamps, very old antique leather horse collectable, violin, banjo. Sale will include a few modern furnishings, deep freeze, fridge & furnishings. ANTIQUE TOOLS & MISC: Antique tools, antique survey transit, large antique brass gold scale in glass cabinet, antique bamboo fly rod. This Sale has a large & excellent selection of antiques & collectable’s. This is a partial listing, so look for future advertising as there are more items & consignments to come. Please view website for pictures of exact items and a list of all of our scheduled auctions. 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 INDUSTRIAL MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT & TOOL AUCTION May 25, 2013 Saturday @ 10:00 am. Topley Garage, Topley, B.C. Intersection of Hwy 16 & Hwy 118 to Granisle. SALE 3 ANTIQUES, FURNISHINGS & COLLECTIBLES AUCTION June 8th, Saturday @ 10:00 am. George Dawson Motor Inn, Banquet Room, Dawson Creek, B.C. Any question Please Contact:

Mike Steinebach @ (250) 694 - 3497 or Cell (250) 692-6107 or Egon Steinebach @ (250) 694-3319 or Cell (250) 570- 2055 E-Mail: & Website


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4831 DAIRY AVE $45,000 MLS • Residential Lot • Borders Parkland • Resale Location KELLY BULLEID


• 3/4 Of Acre Treed Lot • Thornhill Water & Sewer Available • Only Minutes To Downtown RUSTY LJUNGH

D L O S • Large Yard close to schools • Three bedroom • Finished Basement NEW

• Best Buy on the market • 4 Bedrooms 1.5 bath Move in condition DAVE MATERI



2706 MOLITOR $144,900 MLS

3918 WALKER ST. - $159,900 MLS • Move in ready 3 bdrm home • oak kitchen, new main bath • detached shop, covered deck JOHN/SHEILA




#127-4529 STRAUME 99,000 MLS

42 BROUSSEAU ROAD $136,000 MLS • 10 quiet acres 40 minutes from town • Beautiful views, established gardens • Includes home and separate cabin MARION OLSON


1448 MAPLE ST $164,900 MLS • Wood Stove • Large 70x227ft Lot • 14x22 Detached Shop KELLY BULLEID

4424 GREIG AVE 137,700 MLS

• Duplex rental investment property • Roof, electrical and more upgraded Left side rented - right side vacantDAVE MATERI PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP




5001 AGAR $184,900 MLS

• New Shingles in 2011 • New Flooring Throughout • Shed, Fenced Back Yard RED





2405 APPLE STREET $209,900 MLS

• 4 bedroom home on a quiet street • clean,tidy condition, extra insulation • Large rec room, private backyard VANCE HADLEY NEW




3908 OLD LAKELSE LK DR $209,900 MLS

JUST LISTED - $245,000 MLS • 5 bdrms, 3 baths, lg family rm • newer roof and sundeck • detached garage & carport JOHN/SHEILA

• 112 Acres On The Cedar River • Breathtaking Mountain & River Views • Hydro Available Close By RUSTY LJUNGH

• One of Kind custom built timber frame • 2 storey with wrap-around windows • 2 bedroom/ 2 bath slate and wood fea. LAURIE FORBES

• Vaulted Ceiling in Living rm • Fabulous Ensuite • Kitchen open to Family rm

2067 CHURCHILL 289,900 MLS

5112 HWY 16 WEST $299,900 MLS

2-5102 JOLLIFFE AVE $309,900 MLS

2708 MOLITOR $314,900 MLS

4420 MARONEY ST - $339,900 MLS

• Cute as a Button Charmer • Double Garage, RV Storage • Paved Driveway, Partly Tr eed

• 4 Bdrm 3 bth home, park like setting • Beautiful yard and green space behind • Well maintained and quick possession DAVE MATERI PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP

• 1 1/2 acres - Industrial zoning • Approx. 148 ft (on highway) X 454 deep • Good views - nicely gentle slope MARION OLSON

40 S. ROSSWOOD RD. $249,000 MLS




• 1/2 duplex, 3 bedrm, home warrantee • executive adult living, hardwood floors • electric furnace and heat pump, no stairs VANCE HADLEY

HWY 16 HAZELTON $279,900 MLS

• Immaculate condition • 5 bedrooms • second kitchen HANS STACH

• 1 ½ storey home, 3 bdrm plus den • huge master suite, incl. soaker tub • fam. room off kitchen, dbl garage JOHN/SHEILA

OLD 3902 HATTON $359,900 MLS

4712 QUEENSWAY DR $369,900 MLS

1758 WESTSIDE DRIVE $389,900 MLS

316 LODGEPOLE ST. $469,000 MLS

• 3 bdrm 3 bth Executive Home • Large Yard backs on to green space • Great Neighborhood

• 3 bedroom home, 100 ft of beach • European design, Genaire counter top • quiet, very private, includes dock VANCE HADLEY

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2608 MOLITOR $284,900 MLS

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• Custom home on 7.7 Acres • Enjoy hiking, cross country skiing, canoeing in your own back yard. SUZANNE GLEASON

• 2 storey Cedar home with full bsmnt • newly renovated inside and out • new 30’ x 70’ shop located on 2.77 acres LAURIE FORBES

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4311 BIRCH $359,900 MLS • 4 bedrooms • private setting • view property HANS STACH

2305-1ST AVE $649,000 MLS

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• Beautiful rustic log home with loft on 4.15 acres • offering over 3200 sq. ft. 5 bdrms, 3 baths • Attractive setting, landscaped and treed LAURIE FORBES



• 11 acres with 230’ of sandy beach front • 1 1/2 storey year round residence • 4 bay shop, detached garage LAURIE FORBES

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SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 12-3 PM #39 - 3624 KALUM ST. A must to see to fully appreciate the unique design of this immaculate 2 bedroom mobile home. • offering expanded open concept main living with sunken livingroom, • large kitchen with center island • vaulted ceilings and much more. 6 appliances included • immediate possession available.

Must be seen to appreciate 3 Bdrm, 2 1/2 Baths, 3 level split, with Nat Gas Fire Place. All appliances incl. Living, Dinning & Kitchen have 9ft ceilings. Fenced back yard. Kitchen, eating & family room open concept. 3601 Cory Dr. Asking $365,900. Call 250-6355619.

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Offices, Warehouses and Retails Spaces 4635 Lakelse Ave - 2900 sq. ft. Prime location store front in the Safeway Mall

For Enquiries Please call: Hatha Callis (250) 635-7459

101-4816 Hwy 16 W - 2660 sq. ft. Visible and desirable, a prime retail location in Terrace 4-5002 Pohle Ave - 950 sq. ft Open format warehouse or shop. 14 ft. bay door. Light industrial area in town.

$98,000 MLS

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FOR SALE - Kona Zing Road Bike (56cm) - excellent condition. $1000.00 (250)842-6490 or

Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. Decker Lake Hall. Large selection of good furniture. Large dining room set, patio furniture, antiques & collectable’s. Limited edition prints. Large commercial freezer. Snowblower, tools, tack, vehicles and equipment.

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- 3890 sq. ft home A horse lovers dream! 10 acres, Riding Ring, 30x30 Barn, Heated Tack Room

- Cozy 2 Bedroom Home w Full Basement, 2 Shops, 3/4 acre lot

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$259,900 MLS

- well maintained 3 level split - 3 bedrooms - 2 1/2 baths - rec room - hardwood floors - near children’s playground



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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. For rent in Terrace, BC, quality accommodations of varying kinds. Ref. required. Phone 250-635-1799 or 250635-9333 now for best selection.

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Modular Homes 2 bdrm mobile for working couple looking for country. 9 miles from Terrace. Off Kalum Lake Drive. N/S, outdoor pets only. $825/mo. 250-635-2124

Homes for Rent 3 Bdrm, 1.5 Bath, full basement in Horseshoe, N/P, N/S, Refs Requ. $1,400/mo 250-638-8639 4 bdrm house at 3330 River Drive. N/S, N/P $1,200, ref. req. First & last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rent + Dep. 1 yr lease 250-638-8639. DUPLEX for rent , 3 bedrooms (2 bedrooms plus den with separate bathroom) Hardwood & ceramic tile, modern colors throughout. Partially furnished. Large beautifully landscaped backyard. Adult oriented, suitable for professional 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 reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $1500/month. 250-6152597 or

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Creditors and others having claims against the estate of MARY DOROTHEA JEPSEN, deceased, are hereby notified pursuant to section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the undersigned Executors at #200-4630 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, B.C., VSG 1S6 on or before May 17, 2013, after which date the Executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard only to the claims that have then been received.

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WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT Under and by virtue of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act we will sell by

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT TAKE NOTICE THAT application has been made to amend Section of Zoning Bylaw No. 1431-1995.

Request for Proposals Core Service Review of MK Bay Marina The Regional District of Kitimat – Stikine is soliciting proposals for the provision of consulting services to complete a Core Service Review of the MK Bay Marina located at the head of the Douglas Channel near Kitimat, B.C. and is owned and operated by the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine.

THE SUBJECT LAND: The application affects the land located at 4813 Lazelle Avenue and 4812 Highway 16, within the City of Terrace, shown hatched on the accompanying map and described as: Lot 14, District Lot 362, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 1026 and Lot F, District Lot 362, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 1919

This Request for Proposals identifies a business opportunity for proponent(s) to provide the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (RDKS) with consulting services to review the MK Bay Marina service operations, condition of assets, service delivery, combined with an organization review including staffing levels.

Address for Proposal Submission Service Review – MK Bay Marina Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine #300, 4545 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, BC V8G 4E1

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THE INTENT: To Amend Section by including the following: .2 Despite the provisions of this Part, the following provisions shall apply to: .5 Lot 14, District Lot 362, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 1026 and Lot F, District Lot 362, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 1919 .1 In addition to the uses described in the following uses shall be permitted: .2 apartment 17 units/hectare (6 units/acre) BYLAW INSPECTION: THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT BYLAW AND RELEVANT BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS MAY BE INSPECTED in the reception area at the City of Terrace Public Works Building at 5003 Graham Avenue, Terrace, B.C., between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day from Wednesday, April 10, 2013 to Monday, April 22, 2013, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays. For enquiries concerning this application contact David Block, Director of Development Services at 250-615-4000. PUBLIC HEARING DETAILS: Any persons wishing to voice their opinions regarding this application may do so in writing, and/or in person, AT THE PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD IN THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, AT 7:00 P.M. ON MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013. THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, R.S.B.C., 1996, AND AMENDMENTS THERETO.



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Golfers tee off earlier than usual MOST YEARS, one might be shocked by the amount of vehicles packing the Skeena Valley Golf and Country Club parking lot on the first Tuesday in April – but not this bright, sunny spring. In fact, a packed parking lot has been the norm at the golf course for weeks as golfers began teeing off nearly a month earlier than last year. It’s actually the earliest the course has been open in the last 15-20 years, said the club’s head professional Germain Francoeur. “We opened March 9, that was our official opening day,” he said. “Last year was a good start – and that was April 7 – my first year was the 16th.” He is busy facilitating the buzz and getting the club ready for the summer season. Staffing at the course is lean for now – meaning not many crew members on the grounds or in the pro-shop, but people in the kitchen to serve lunch and dinner to the crowds coming out to the course. It’s been a great start to the year, he said. The amount of new people signing up as members (many in the late-20s category, new to the club last year) and the return of some past members who took a year or two off, has him feeling optimistic. But of course it’s all dependent on the weather, so he’s not making any predictions. “It’s way too early to tell,” he said. “Even with our members, some of them are still in Phoenix spending the winter and don’t get back until the middle, end of April.” But if the bulk of memberships return, with the amount of activity he’s seen over the last month, he says the club will probably see an increase.

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GERMAIN FRANCOEUR, head professional at the Skeena Valley Golf and Country Club welcomed golfers to the green nearly a month earlier than last year.

Circus camp coming to Terrace Sportsplex FOR THE third year in a row, circus professionals are touching down in Terrace to teach a five-day circus skills camp for Terrace area kids. The afterschool camp, held at the Sportsplex from April 29 - May 3, is open for kids age nine and up, and for younger kids as long as their parents accompany them to the camp. The kids are doing activities like walking on stilts, said Kim MacDougall, program supervisor at the Sportsplex, so there is a bit of risk involved. But it’s a great chance for kids to get active in a nontraditional way – stilt walking, wire walking, juggling, trapeze, acrobatics and clowning – are all ways for participants to develop balance and core strength, flexibility and stamina. The three instructors, Dean Bareham, Jessica Bar-

rera and Mike Battie, come from all over British Columbia and have taught the Terrace program before. Bareham and Barrera have experience working with Cirque du Soleil and Battie is considered the most experienced juggling instructor in B.C., having taught more than 10,000 people the joy of juggling. MacDougall says the

camp has been growing in popularity each year, with 36 students registered last year, and aiming for around the same this year. There are always a few returning faces, but lots of new recruits, as well, she said. The camp concludes with a Friday night performance where the kids show off the skills they have learned. “It’s an amazing performance,” she said. And the newly crowned clowns get an unexpected bonus when they graduate from circus camp – they now have a skill they can sell as they please. “A number of the kids after camp went on to perform as buskers and got paid for it,” laughed MacDougall. To register call the Sportsplex at 250-615-3000 or the Terrace Aquatic Centre at 250-615-3030 – registration is limited.


■ Line ‘em up HERE’S YOUNG Kean MacAulay with his eye on the goal at the spring break indoor soccer camp at the Caledonia gym. Outdoor season starts May 4, and the Terrace Youth Soccer Association (TYSA) executive is busy working out all of the last minute details (equipment, fields, uniforms, coaches). The goal is to have all of the teams made and the coaches delivered with their team lists and gear by April 19 so teams can get in a couple of practices before the season starts. Interested in coaching? See the TYSA website for upcoming coaching clinics.

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Golf course open to everyone Sports Scope As for the season, expect the old standbys to still be there – mens and ladies nights on Wednesday and Thursday respectively, and the four main tournaments. But they’re looking to shake up those offerings and tweak them to make them more exciting. For example, “mens night we’re going to do a putt for dough,” he said. “In the clubhouse, we’re going to randomly select participants to make a 20foot putt on the carpet to win all of the money.” And the junior program, which has been gaining in popularity over the years, will be back in full swing mid-May. “It’s open to all,” he said. “We keep the fees low

so that we can get as many kids out.” In fact, it’s the idea that the club is “open to all” that Francoeur is stressing this year. Many people believe that you need to be a member of the club in order to enjoy its facilities – including what is undoubtably one of the best patios, with one of the best views in the Terrace area – but that is a stigma Francoeur is trying to shed. “It’s open to the public,” he said, adding you don’t even need to golf to visit the restaurant. “We welcome the public, essentially without the public we probably wouldn’t have a golf course,” he said, noting the club is a non-profit.

A LOOK ahead at what’s on the sports horizon. To have your sporting or athletic event included, email FILE PHOTO

H E R E ’ S YOUNG golfer Tanner Watt teeing off at the Skeena Valley Golf and Country Club course last summer.

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HERE WE have Terrace’s Jeff Sharples NHL card from his 1989 season with the Detroit Red Wings. Do you have any photographs or stories of Terrace’s sports history you would like to see in the pages of The Terrace Standard? We would love to see and hear them. Email to get the ball rolling, so to speak. HERITAGE PARK MUSEUM PHOTO


Cal sports CALEDONIA SECONDARY School students are back from spring break and ready to jump into the spring sports season. The girls’ soccer team has been training indoors for its league, starting April 13, and the boys’ rugby team is already preparing for a mid-April start to the season. Track and field is also on the horizon, as is badminton.

History is in the cards...

lot of people think fish hatcheries are a good idea. There’s a fish hatchery on the Vedder River. There’s a fish hatchery on the Kitimat River. Skill testing question: What are the two most heavily fished rivers in BC? Answer: the Vedder and the Kitimat, in that order. Why? Well, simply put, the people that produce hatchery fish want the fish they fostered killed before those fish can pollute wild salmon with genetic material that has hasn’t run the Darwinian Gauntlet, creating a win/win scenario thereby. Thus, fishers, most of them male, get to use whatever angling strategy they want to catch and whack a fish, or two, or three, and then, in the best hunter/gatherer tradition, take them home for a feast. What could be wrong with that? As it turns out, lots. If you want to understand why, you need to consider whooping cranes. That’s right, whooping cranes. Less than a hundred years ago, there were fewer than 16 whooping cranes. That’s it. That’s all. Of those cranes, four birds were breeding females. Whooping cranes had been heavily hunted. Their habitat had been savaged. Those betting on their extinction had gone all in. Some scientists thought a glimmer of hope was enough. They moved some earth, and a little heaven, to obtain funding and stretched their imaginations to the break-

MMA APRIL 13 at the Sportsplex Arena Terracites can experience “the cage” with a UFC-style MMA card event featuring 10 or more fighters, many of them local athletes, some of them from as far away as Vancouver, and Fort St. John. It’s northwestern-based national fighting federation Cage Fighting Force’s first event ever as they break into the amateur wrestling market. Starts at 6 p.m.

ing point in order to chicks found this comcome up with a program fort zone, technicians promising a faint hope appeared, dressed like of survival. huge cranes with crane Crane eggs were puppets attached to their laid in captivity. When hands. the whooper chicks The faux cranes then hatched, the scientaught the crane chicks tists contrived that the the basics of survival chicks would see an using puppet theatre. adult crane as soon as When the wee cranes the youngsters had shed mastered these skills, their shell. Imprinting is the scientists condivital to all youngsters. tioned them to follow When the adult crane, a small aircraft. When SKEENA ANGLER responding to its genetthey were fully fledged, ROB BROWN ic programming, called the scientists flew across to them, the chicks, the continent to Florida predictably, responded in an ultra light aircraft. by rushing toward what The cranes followed. they perceived was their Once they have followed mother. Sadly, their the first time, they never union had to be thwarted need to be shown again. by a plexiglass barrier. This was essential As a result of the committed scito prevent the chicks from inheriting traits entists’ exertions, and a cost of $100,000 passed on to them by domesticated hens. per chick, and millions for the entire proDoing so would cripple the chicks’ ability gram, there are now 500 whooping cranes to migrate. in the wild. A success and a testimony to Barred from their assumed mothers, human ingenuity, except for one thing. the disoriented chicks then looked around It’s a big thing, too. their impoundments and saw stuffed Mute The cranes do everything that wild Swans with whooping crane heads at- cranes should do, except they abandon tached and their wings set so that the their eggs before they hatch. Obviously, chicks could nestle underneath. When the this is a flaw, a fundamental flaw. The

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VANCOUVER CANUCK alum Trevor Linden – former NHL All-Star, Olympian, and all around nice guy – is coming to Terrace. He will speak at the Minerals North Conference on Friday, April 26 on leadership and meaningful community engagement, and later that night speak at a fundraiser for the Terrace Community Foundation.

Hockey Academy A PARENT information night was held at Skeena Middle School in February and registration is ongoing for the possible hockey academy at the school next year. The academy will be open to boys and girls in Grade 7 to 9 during the 2013/14 school year and will be a joint venture between Skeena Middle School, Coast Mountains School District and the Pacific Rim Hockey Academy, which operates a number of hockey academies across B.C.

cranes are not yet self sustaining. They are dependent upon man. Was this aberration a result of black fly infestations on the nesting sites? Scientists reduced that problem. The cranes’ self destructive behaviour didn’t change. Were the birds under nourished due to habitat alterations? After much deliberation, the scientists thought no. The problem, it appears, was a result of the magnificent birds’ zany, puppet-filled upbringing. But, what part? Now, keeping the plight of the great cranes uppermost in your mind, think of fish hatcheries, places where we raise salmon before they have endured the rigour of spawning, after which we raise them in troughs absent the demands survival in a wild habitat imposes. Like cranes they have a twisted artificial childhood. Now, after squandering millions on artificially rearing salmon over decades, scientists are discovering that the cost of enhancement continues to rise as the health of both artificially reared and wild salmon continues to decline. Highly touted salmon enhancement programs predicted to fix our fishy problems have turned out to be salmon replacement programs, where inferior hatchery fish are replacing genetically superior wild fish. It’s time to consider the cranes, what drove them to the brink, and to move away from hatcheries before we are dependent upon them to stave off the extinction of salmon.

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