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Who killed Justin, Kayla, Emmalee?


RCMP doing bad job: Families

Candidates face-off in debate. Page A9


“The RCMP were very indifferent and negligent...”

Sports Blake Foxall wins gold Page A15

- Chief Stewart Phillip

Cpl. Jennifer Chiasson / Special to The Northern View

Search and Rescue Technician Sgt. Robert Hardie is hoisted into a Royal Canadian Air Force Cormorant helicopter from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron, as it hovers over the deck of United States Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur, during a search and rescue exercise held on April 30 off the coast of Prince Rupert. See Page A12.

Haida Gwaii Tax increase for Queen Charlotte. Page B1

Special Education Week in Prince Rupert. Page B3

Cullen, Menzies trade shots over sale to private ownership BY SHAUN THOMAS Skeena – Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen and Minister of State for Finance Ted Menzies are waging a war of words after federal legislation was introduced over the proposed sale of Ridley Terminals “The criteria in the act is too vague. It talks about open access, but not equal access. It also does not guarantee we will get a good price for the terminal or that it will be sold to a Canadian company, and based on the Nexen incident I don’t have a


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A candlelight ceremony two months after the discovery of 21-year-old Justin Brooks’ body in the Prince Rupert Harbour was a bittersweet gathering for his family, who, while mourning the loss, have found support from groups also seeking justice. The Union of BC Indian Chiefs (UBCIC), the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) and the Vancouver Aboriginal Transformative Justice Services Society (VATJSS) have teamed up to address what they consider to be a lack of due diligence by Royal Canadian Mounted Police when investigating deaths of Aboriginal people in the north.

“Ridley has tremendous growth potential and that potential can best be realized by private ownership.” - Ted Menzies lot of confidence this government is looking out for the best interest of Canadians,” Cullen said. In an exclusive letter to The Northern View featured on Page A5, Menzies said Cullen is being intentionally obtuse.

“Our government has been clear that we will only proceed with a sale of Ridley Terminals if it maximizes value for Canadian taxpayers. We have also been clear that ensuring open access for multiple users at Ridley is a non-negotiable

component to the sale,” Menzies said. “Mr. Cullen also questioned the value of the sale. As he knows, for years Ridley Terminals declared losses and required millions in government support. This has changed. Under our government, Ridley’s grown to be a terminal of considerable value. Moving forward, Ridley has tremendous growth potential and that potential can best be realized by private ownership.”

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Cullen Your money being spent Open public questions forum tonight Ridley sale BY SHAUN THOMAS

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RIDLEY from Page A1 “There are too many loopholes in what they have announced... On all levels, there is more cause for concern than hope with this,” Cullen said. Menzies and Minister of State for Transport Steven Fletcher announced the government’s intention to sell the terminal on Dec. 13, 2012. Although nearly six months have passed since the announcement, Cullen said he still doesn’t understand why. “The government has not answered the first question, and that is the need to sell it at all.” he said. “Canadians have put millions of dollars into the terminal and it is now beginning to make money for taxpayers, so why sell it now? If it is just because the government continues to run deficits and wants to fill some of those holes then that is worrisome,” he said. “These things are not clear in the document.” The Canada Development Investment Corporation, the group responsible for the sale, said it would not provide comment as the sale process is not yet finalized.

City council wants to hear how they should be spending your money. The City is hosting a public forum at 7 p.m. tonight in the Dick St. Louis Auditorium focussed on the 2013 budget, which needs to be passed by May 14, seeking input on how to balance the books following the passing of a three per cent operations cut that will save $462,000. “There is going to be a lot of budget information posted on the walls and people will be encouraged to come in and walk around. There will also be a handout provided with a report to be presented to council at a meeting the following night,” said corporate administrator Robert Grodecki. “After people have had a chance to look at all the information, Mayor and council will be in attendance and will be taking questions and comments from the public during the second part of the session.” Among the options being discussed are to use the money to negate a tax increase, use the money to cut down on the amount drawn from the City’s $1.6 million surplus and to use the money

Martina Perry / The Northern View

Councillor Anna Ashley and the rest of Prince Rupert city council have been struggling with a red-ink budget and are now looking for public input on how to balance the budget at a public forum tonight at the Dick St. Louis Auditorium.

for needed infrastructure. However, Grodecki said nothing is set in stone. “There may be an option or two that people haven’t seen before as council will be asking staff to come up with a number of options,” he said. While the meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m., there is no time frame for when the proceedings will come to a close. “A lot of this will be based on attendance... When it gets to the question and answer period it will be at the discretion of council how long that carries on for,” he said.

“I don’t imagine anyone will want to shut down the discussion if a lot of people have questions or comments for council.” After receiving feedback, council will meet the next night to discuss the budget and possibly give first three readings to it. If council is not prepared to vote quite yet, a second meeting has been scheduled for May 10. “Whether that is needed or not will depend on the direction council gives staff on May 9,” said Grodecki. The City will pass its budget at a regular meeting on May 13.




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Cites competition for financial secrecy By Shaun Thomas PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

CityWest’s refusal to pay a $500,000 dividend may not have been first on the council’s agenda, but for the gallery at the April 29 budget meeting, it was topic No. 1. As the City of Prince Rupert is the lone shareholder in the CityWest, the lack of payment has outraged some. “I think it is time to re-evaluate CityWest in terms of the City,” Larry Golden told council. “They use to put financial statements up for people to see. When I went to ask for them I was told [it] would not be available. We, as citizens, should be able to see that.” Barbara Kuhl, also said she had issue with how CityWest is being run. “I think CityWest is being anything but transparent... I don’t think the financials were [in the presentation] to explain why they wouldn’t be giving the City the $500,000 dividend,” she said. But CityWest chief financial officer Chris Marett said the company does make information available as needed and welcomes questions from the public. “CityWest’s net income, as well as any debt payments or dividends, are reported in the City’s financial statements. Additionally, residents are welcome to come by our offices and discuss the financials with our CFO... The City appoints directors as its representatives to the company and the directors receive detailed monthly financial information. The City also receives audited financial statements and council receives at least one presentation per year on the financial statements,” he said, noting the information is no longer posted because CityWest operates in a competitive market. “During negotiations with competitors and major customers, it was determined that as these parties knew our financial details, it put us at a competitive disadvantage.”

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Paving season got underway in Prince Rupert on April 30 as crews worked to repair the entrance to businesses in the Cow Bay area that had been dug up last fall to address water line issues. As part of budget deliberations, the City of Prince Rupert is throwing out the idea of cutting the paving budget by as much as $175,000.

Board confident in staff despite budget By Martina Perry

confidence in them and their work. The senior staff of the district enjoys the confidence, trust and support of the board and the board is satisfied, through its own supervisory processes, that senior staff are faithfully carrying out their collective and individual legislative, contractual and ethical obligations.” As for the budget itself, which needs to be passed this month, the board voted to bring back the same budget it defeated earlier and open it up to amendments at the May 13 meeting. Before that meeting, though, staff will be getting direction from trustees at a Building and Finance Committee meeting.

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Prince Rupert’s school board of trustees did a little fence mending with staff after voting down a budget proposed by administration earlier in the month. “Some of the comments made during that debate may have given an incorrect impression of the board’s confidence in the senior management of the district,” said Tina Last in a prepared statement. “Therefore, at this time, on behalf of the entire board, I would like to make a statement recognizing the senior staff of the district, and the board’s

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Change for the sake of change?


’m concerned that many British Columbians are more focused on “change” for the sake of change rather than electing the party most likely to foster job creation and financial stability. Our province’s resource endowment has always been a mainstay of both jobs and the generation of revenues needed to fund social programs. From what I have seen and heard, an NDP government would rev-up spending while stymieing resource development through endless environmental reviews and or by just saying “no”, driving investment to other provinces and other countries. We need new mines and gas fields, pipelines, refineries, ports and processing plants to replace jobs lost by tech change and by events like the pine beetle catastrophe Gwyn Morgan Economic development and the protection of the environment are not mutually exclusive. Yes, we must be good stewards of our beautiful province, but we do have the technology to move the economy forward in an environmentally responsible manner. Saying no to new projects will mean job losses for currently employed and no opportunity for young people looking to join the work force. We also need to focus on balancing the provincial budget, rather than taking money away from social programs to fund rising interest costs. Forty years of experience in business has taught me that too much debt is crippling. It scares me that the NDP have rolled out billions of dollars in new spending during this campaign, and their “every dollar is accounted for” rhetoric just isn’t credible because their anti-development attitude will reduce revenue at the same time as spending rises. There is truth to the adage, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. The NDP came to power in 1991 and governed the rest of that decade. Investment dried up and economic growth trailed the rest of Canada. A low point came when the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce thanked the BC government for driving growth investment in Alberta.

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Make your voice heard tonight


eaving council chambers at about 9:30 p.m. pointed out that you don’t budget on “what on April 29, following a lengthy discussion ifs”. If you assume the worst and the best-case about the budget and how to proceed, I scenario happens, you’re set, but if you assume was surprised to say the least. the best and the worst-case scenario happens When it came time to pass the budget, you’ll wake up in a situation nobody wants to be seemingly out of nowhere Anna Ashley brought in. up what the long-term implications were of With three councillors clearly in favour of passing a budget that was balanced largely on the making the tough decisions needed to help secure back of one-time funding. She, quite correctly, the financial future of the City, and Councillor pointed out that the tax roll isn’t likely to grow Joy Thorkelson clearly opposed, the result was significantly in the next year and the result always in question. Admittedly, after pushing would be starting the next budget with a roughly council to cut funding to community groups Shaun Thomas $850,000 shortfall. and cut tax exemptions, it was shocking to In last week’s column, I spoke about the hear Mayor Jack Mussallem cast the deciding City putting the burden on others for their lack affirmative vote. of financial foresight — namely the Prince Rupert Port Financial foresight had come to council. Hopefully it is Authority — and about how council needed to start making here to stay. the tough decisions they were elected to make. After attending Now it is up to us, the residents of Prince Rupert, to tell the meeting, I was wondering if this was the same council that the City what we would like to see done with the $462,000 in has been running the City for the last several years. available money. Do we want it entirely used to keep a healthy That is financial foresight - you can’t budget the operations surplus? Do we want it to go toward negating a tax increase? of the City or your own household based on one-time Do we want it used for infrastructure? Or is there something funding you won’t see next year. I’m not a financial wizard by else that is a priority? any means, but that can only lead to trouble. Much like council gives staff direction, we must give The whole time Anna was talking, you could see Nelson council direction. Tonight at 7 p.m. the ball is in our court — Kinney nodding his head. Gina Garon, again quite correctly, Don’t waste this opportunity.

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May 8, 2013 • Northern View • A5

On the street

Would you support a two per cent tax increase to help balance the budget?

With Martina Perry





“No. If the City needs to save money they should stop watering the plants in the rain.”

“I guess so.”

“Only if it would benefit the people.”

“Yes, because I don’t want to see the City having financial problems.”

Letters to the editor

MP missing the point Editor: My colleague Nathan Cullen was recently quoted in these pages questioning the intended sale of Ridley Terminals. I would like to respond directly to his comments. First, our government has been clear that we will only proceed with a sale of Ridley Terminals if it maximizes value for Canadian taxpayers. We have also been clear that ensuring open access for multiple users at Ridley is a non-negotiable component to the sale. The legislation that was outlined this week is broad by design. It provides the flexibility to move forward with Ridley’s sale if an appropriate buyer comes forward, but does not lock the government into a divestiture.

Mr. Cullen also questioned the value of the sale. As he knows, for years Ridley Terminals declared losses and required millions in government support. This has changed. Under our government, Ridley’s grown to be a terminal of considerable value. Moving forward, Ridley has tremendous growth potential and that potential can best be realized by private ownership. Private ownership of Ridley Terminals could allow the terminal to maximize its contribution to economic growth, jobs and new investments for Prince Rupert and surrounding communities. Ted Menzies, Minister of State (Finance)

Leave the library alone

Editor: Re: Proposed funding cuts to library I have used the library on a weekly basis since moving to Prince Rupert in 1987. Both my children started with story hour when they were 2 and this month my daughter graduates from university. She comes home for the summer to work and told me she could not wait to get home to our library as the one in Nanaimo where she attended school was a real disappointment after growing up with the one here in town. In a time when education cut backs have eliminated full time designated library teachers in schools and we are all sounding the alarm about literacy rates being undermined by video/ computer games and too many hours spent in front of TVs, we need to maintain funding for our

public library. This will allow us to continue to offer the programs and resources that help our community address literacy issues and encourage reading competency and enjoyment. In addition the library provides a safe and peaceful place for residents and visitors of all ages to visit. I feel that our library does an exemplary job of recognizing that libraries are not just books today, but an access to modern technology and a diverse selection of materials and public events. Please consider that the long term gain from appropriate funding for our library will result in a community that is more literate, more employable and more interested in the world around them. Lauren Williams

Think before you vote CHANGE from Page A4 Glenn Clark’s 1996-1999 tenure was arguably the most disastrous for BC and with Adrian Dix, Premier Clark’s former Chief of staff leading the province, I’d be very worried about history repeating itself. It took many years for the Liberals to repair the damage. During their time in government, North America suffered through a major recession and yet we now have a triple-A credit rating, higher than the US government, allowing BC taxpayers the lowest possible interest rates Have the Liberals done everything right? Certainly not. The introduction of the HST by the

Campbell government was badly handled. There have been other gaffes and ill thought out policies. And while there is a natural inclination for people to vote to change long governing parties, it’s important not to let the NDP sleepwalk to victory without thinking about which party is likely to create jobs and not burden today’s young people with a mountain of debt. I’m not asking that you agree with me, only that you think through the full consequences of your choice carefully. And then get out and vote on May 14. Gwyn is a retired Businessman who lives in the Greater Victoria Region.

Photo courtesy Prince Rupert Port Authority BERTH ANNOUNCEMENT: Coal ships wait at the Stephens Island anchorages in Prince Rupert’s outer harbour. The island provides shelter from prevailing southeast winds for vessels waiting to load at Ridley Terminals.

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he Port of Prince Rupert recently launched an anchorage trial that created the potential for 30 unique anchorage positions to safely accommodate the increased number of large commercial vessels calling on its terminals. Looking at the inner harbour, the location of ships may not appear to conform to a particular pattern. Yet in fact a great deal of research and planning goes into determining the most suitable location for individual ships arriving at the port. Scheduling their movements is based on a number of different factors. The Prince Rupert Port Authority receives a pre-arrival notice 96 hours before a ship is expected to enter the outer harbour. It details specifics of the vessel such as its size, cargo and which terminal it is destined for. Using this information, the Harbour Master’s office determines which anchorages are most appropriate for the ship. Five of the six inside anchorages (those visible from the Prince Rupert waterfront) are reserved for ships between 225 and 250 metres. These are primarily bulk carriers destined for Prince Rupert Grain—like the Agatis, Mendocino or Ten Yoshi Maru that are anchored there today. It also includes log ships like the Global Peace closest to Tuck Inlet. This is done because grain ships require a Canada Food Inspection Agency inspection prior to loading, and conducting these inspections within the inner harbour meets the stringent guidelines of CFAI operations. Once inspected, those ships can be moved to an outside anchorage where they will remain while waiting for cargo or weather, and newer arrivals can take the inner anchorage position. Just like the inbound and outbound transit of vessels, each movement within the harbour is coordinated through the Pacific Pilotage Authority, which dispatches BC Coast Pilots to board and navigate during the change in position. The outer harbour has an additional 20 anchorages situated around Stephens, Prescott, Lucy and Kinahan Islands. Since ships destined to load coal at Ridley Terminals aren’t subject to the stringent boarding procedures of inspections done by CFIA, they are better-suited to these anchorage positions. However, bulk carriers carrying coal are still subject to a survey of their vessels, and the anchorages off Prescott and Stephens Islands provide shelter from southeasterly winds, allowing for the safe boarding of surveyors. Ships displaced from the inner harbour, or those that have only loaded part of their cargo at Prince Rupert Grain, will be moved to one of the six anchorages around Lucy Island. The single anchorage off the Kinahan Islands is usually reserved for post-cargo fumigation. The two positions off Smith Island are used for Asian Gypsy Moth inspections done by the CFIA. These two anchorages are also ideal locations for cape-sized vessels (over 150,000 dead weight tonnes), since their proximity to Ridley Terminals means more efficient transit and turnaround times. With anchorage positions as deep as 50 metres, the Port of Prince Rupert has an abundance of locations that can safely accommodate ships from 150 to 350 metres in length. To compensate for wind and currents, each anchorage has a safety swing circle that is calculated based on the size of ship, amount of chain in the water and a safety perimeter. To learn more about the Port of Prince Rupert’s anchorages, navigation, or to read the daily vessel report, please visit Re:port is a collaborative promotional venture by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and The Northern View.

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RCMP under fire in mysterious death cases MYSTERIOUS DEATHS from Page A1 “The RCMP were very indifferent and negligent in their investigations into the passings of these three young people,” Stewart Phillip, Grand Chief of the UBCIC said in an interview with The Northern View. “Organizations like the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are only interested in protecting their own, and they certainly are not attempting to bring justice to the native people in the north,” he later said. RCMP ruled out foul play as a factor in Justin’s death, despite being allegedly assaulted by people prior to his death according to family. “We will never get to hold him, hug him, or see his big beautiful smile again, or tell him just how much we loved him,” Justin’s mother Cheryl Ryan said during her speech at the candlelight ceremony. “Justin touched the hearts of so many people. We will continue to stand together as one until we get the answers we need and deserve,” she said. The UBCIC, the BCCLA and the VATJSS held meetings in Vancouver before deciding to come to Prince Rupert to gather information on three cases within the last decade where the bodies of First Nation youth were discovered in and around the ocean. The partners will be developing a report on the issue, with Phillip saying they’re committed to engaging the issue and working with the families. “The authorities should know we are committed to this issue and the families... and intend to do whatever it takes to shed some light on these shoddy investigations, and the climate of negligence that surrounds these cases,” Phillip said. Phillip said meetings the groups had with family members and elders while in Prince Rupert were emotional. “There’s a tremendous amount of frustration and pain and hurt here in this region with respect to being constantly victimized by the very system that we rely on to deliver justice to our families,” he said. Micheal Vonn, policy director of the BCCLA, said the association has heard from First Nations communities across the north that police treat them poorly in comparison to non-First Nations communities. “There is clearly a problem in B.C. when First Nations families and communities are unable to place their faith in law enforcement either to protect them, or to properly investigate crimes committed against them,” Vonn said in a statement. Victor Steinhammer from the Prince Rupert RCMP detachment said RCMP, “continued to be committed to meeting and working with our communities and stakeholders to answer any questions they may have about policing operations”. Justin Brooks’ aunt, Sheri Latimer, said her family is honoured and grateful the groups are helping to get their

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Justin Brooks’ aunt Sheri Latimer, mother Cheryl Ryan and stepfather Pete Wesley at the May 4 candlelight ceremony.

“Organizations like the RCMP are only interested in protecting their own...” - Grand Chief Stewart Phillip voices, and Justin’s voice, heard. Latimer said it was heartwarming to see hundreds of people come out to support finding justice for Justin, but also the families of Emmalee McLean and Kayla Rose McKay, two more Aboriginal youth who died under mysterious circumstances. Relations of Emmalee Rose McLean attended the candlelight ceremony, and are happy to see unresolved deaths of aboriginals being addressed. Therese White is Emily’s aunt, who the 16-year-old lived with for the last year of her life. “I was really fortunate to have her for that one year,” White said. White’s daughter Naomi also lived with Emmalee that year and said she thought of her as a sister, not a cousin. The pair both described Emily as a cheerful, happy and outgoing young woman. Naomi said she was crushed when she discovered her cousin was found deceased and partially submerged in the harbour off of Cow Bay. White claims RCMP told Emmalee’s family she drowned, and that they had spoken to persons of interest during their investigation. A coroner’s report showed there was alcohol in her system. “There was still a lot of unanswered questions, but as far as they were concerned she just didn’t get out of the water.

But how did she get into the water?” Therese White said. Kayla Rose McKay’s relatives are also mourning the loss of the youth without fully understanding why. Kayla, 13, was the youngest to be found deceased near the Prince Rupert harbour, in 2004. Kayla would’ve been 14 the following month. “It’s been nine years since we lost Kayla Rose... There’s been a lot of sleepless nights wondering who caused the death,” Gary Brown, Kayla’s grandfather and guardian since she was a baby, said during the ceremony. Brown told people in attendance that Kayla’s death was blamed on alcohol, but he wasn’t satisfied with the report written on her death. “Her clothes weren’t even on, her clothes weren’t even on right. Something happened... It wasn’t just alcohol poisoning,” he said. “She had dreams. She wanted to get married and graduate at [Northwest Community College]. Those dreams didn’t happen,” he later said. Justin’s family is concerned that RCMP returned Justin’s clothing and belongings he had on him the night of his death a week after his body was discovered, despite telling them the investigation was ongoing. The family is also upset they weren’t allowed to see Justin’s body to confirm it was indeed him who was pulled out of the harbour. “We went a whole week without knowing. It wasn’t until the day we viewed him at the funeral home the family finally knew it was their son. We went through with the planning of the memorial service, picked out the coffin... without even knowing if it was his body or not,” Latimer said.

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that was raised at the ceremony through a blanket dance. The first step the family will take with funds is offering it as a cash reward for anyone with critical information on what happened to Justin on March 4. The family wants justice for not only themselves, but also Justin’s nine-monthold baby. “Justin will never be able to hold his precious son Lucas again. Your daddy didn’t mean to leave you baby boy. He was taken from us, and not by choice,” Justin’s mother said.

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May 8, 2013 • Northern View • A9

LNG leading topic at debate Arendt, Fraser take shots at Rice BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View


The North Coast’s three hopeful MLAs battled it out at an all-candidates forum last week, discussing topics such as LNG, the environment and economic priorities. North Coast New Democratic Party candidate Jennifer Rice, B.C. Liberal candidate Judy Fraser and Green Party candidate Hondo Arendt told a large crowd why they deserve a vote to represent the North Coast in Victoria. In his opening statement, Green Party’s Arendt outlined why it’s time for the province to inject change into the system. Martina Perry / The Northern View “I don’t see a huge difference between the two major The NDP’s Jennifer Rice, Green Party’s Hondo Arendt and B.C. Liberal candidate Judy Fraser squared off last week in an parties... I see a very strong similarity between any large all-candidates debate with LNG development on the North Coast being the hot-button topic. and entrenched party. They tend to waffle, they tend to adopt any policy that is likely to get them elected, and they tend to push you along to be basically a good solider in the take action to address economic priorities by focussing The topic of LNG development went hand-in-hand battle so they can very quickly change from being a party on skills training, resource industries, building the LNG with another area discussed by candidates, protecting the that’s concerned with climate change, to one that’s willing industry in a “responsible, sustainable manner” and helping Skeena Estuary from over-development. to ax that tax, depending on what the political advisers tell small, medium and local businesses by implementing a Rice said the region would have to work closely with you to do,” he said. stable and fair tax system. the federal government and the Port of Prince Rupert on Fraser, the Liberal candidate, opened up calling herself Arendt said priorities facing the economy are caused by the issue, and the NDP would be willing to look at the a “true North Coast booster”, and said the North Coast the structure, which heavily relies on resource extraction, province’s environmental assessments to make it a “more needs to take up the new hope in the community in the stating more needs to be done to maximum the benefits the robust system”. form of new industry. region already has. Arendt said the NDP’s plan to “enhance environmental “I believe this is a pivotal election that could shape the The hot topic of the evening was potential LNG projects assessments by streamlining and speeding up assessments” future of our riding. I was raised on fishing and forestry... on the North Coast. doesn’t make sense, as the two cannot be done together. Unfortunately these industries no longer drive the economy Fraser said it’s imperative that the region act quickly on Arendt also said the region seems to be embracing new and life on the North Coast. While they are still important, LNG as the North Coast isn’t the only area interested in developments in a paranoid fashion that “we better do it new industry, new infrastructure and new investment are the market. or else”. the future for our families and communities,” she said. “It is a REMEMBER once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If we put “It’s not that I’m against development, I’m certainly CELEBRATE FIGHT BACK NDP candidate Jennifer Rice began by saying the moratoriums and don’t act quickly it’s an opportunity pro-economy and pro-jobs... but we certainly run the risk riding is seeing a growing divide in equality, and her party that’s goinghere to pass this generation of overdeveloping the Skeena Estuary through the whole Headline headline here by,” she said. will invest in forestry, protecting the ocean and making Rice said theheadline NDP wouldn’t range of projects that are coming up,” he said. headline here here abandon traditional education and skills training the No. 1 priority. industries, such as, fishing, mining and forestry, which she Fraser said if elected she would speak against overThere is enough space to include two sentences of information or about lines of text. There of is putting “all their eggs “British Columbia has incredible advantages like our said is unlike thefour Liberal’s method development, and for responsible development. enough space to include two sentences of natural environment, our extraordinary diversity, and in the LNG basket”. Another area discussed was the carbon tax, with all information or about four lines of text. our strategic access to key markets. The North Coast “When I first moved to Prince Rupert everybody was candidates being in favour of the tax. constituency embodies these advantages,” she said. REMEMBERwaiting the mill to reopen... When that faded people In closing statements, Fraser said her sons had to leave CELEBRATE FIGHTfor BACK The preliminary questions revolved around economic thought the cruise ship industry was going to come and the region to find jobs, and she would like to see young priorities of each party, pressing issuesHeadline needinghere to be savehere us. This notion the LNG industry is going to save us people stay in the region because of opportunities in the headline here headline here addressed and how candidates will allow headline small businesses from all our economic woes is really unfair to the citizens area. Rice spoke about the NDP’s platform, and won’t There is enough space to include two sentences of to thrive. of the North Coast,” Rice said. add to the province’s deficit. Arendt took his time for information or about four lines of text. There is to include of Fraser said her economic priority enough is tospacefight fortwo sentencesArendt said both Liberals and NDP are supportive closing statements to address Rice “before she’s elected information or about four lines of text. continued port development, and have at least one LNG of LNG, but the Green Party is not “wildly enthusiastic” MLA”. project go through on the North Coast. 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No antennas near homes


A small group of Rupertites suggested regulations for telecommunication towers and antennas within Prince Rupert last week, part of a process spearheaded by Prince Rupert’s city planner to avoid future controversy. There were under 10 people in attendance at the open house at Northwest Community College who unanimously expressed antenna systems should be discouraged in residential areas. Those at the open house also said they

would like antennas to be discouraged along the waterfront as well, however City staff informed them they did not have jurisdiction to impose antenna regulations on port land. City planner Zeno Krekic said there has been one antenna per year erected in the last six years, with little issues, but that is unlikely to remain the same moving forward. “As we now expect immediate and large amounts of data transmitted from our desk tops, lap tops, tablets and telephones there are more antennas closer and in residential and commercial neighbourhoods,” Krekic said.

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May 8, 2013 • Northern View • A11

This is why we relay... Businesses step up


Every year residents of all ages take to the track to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. There is, however, one critical component of the community that can’t walk around the track — Prince Rupert’s generous businesses, industries and community groups. Though businesses can’t actively participate in the event, that doesn’t mean they can’t support it through financial contributions to the cause. This year, as with others, there are a number of businesses that have stepped forward financially to help in the battle against cancer. The event sponsor for the 2013 Relay for Life is the Metlakatla Development Corporation. This year, the group has donated $5,000 toward the Relay’s goal of putting an end to cancer. But Cathy Quane, one of this year’s organizers, notes that the members of the corporation have also donated their time to make a difference on June 1. “In Prince Rupert we are proud to have the Metlakatla Development Corporation be our title sponsor again this year. Also to note, they have registered a team of 15 people to fundraise and participate in the 12 hour event,” she said. Ridley Terminals, whose employees volunteer and raise funds as individual members of the Ridley Coal Strollers, are donating $2,000 to the Prince Rupert Relay for Life. “Ridley Terminals has sponsored this event for a number of years now. It’s definitely a worthwhile cause in the community and helps bring awareness to the importance of cancer prevention and screening,” said corporate affairs manager Michelle Bryant. But it is not just industry supporting the cause as the Prince Rupert Tim Horton’s donated $500. “Cancer touches the lives of pretty much everybody. It makes sense to back something like this because it affects so many,” said manager Devin Archibald. Though not a business, the Ladies of the Royal Purple have been supporting the Relay for Life for a long time and have committed $500 to the event. Julie Stevens said cancer care and research is

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Michelle Bryant of Ridley Terminals, left, Judy Levelton of the Relay for Life, Julie Stevens of the Ladies of the Royal Purple, Sheila Seidemann of the Relay for Life and Devin Archibald of Tim Horton’s. Archibald, Bryant and Stevens made donations totalling $3,000.

“I have a lot of friends who have been diagnosed with cancer, so this really affects me.” - Julie Stevens something that is near and dear to the hearts of her and the other ladies. “I have a lot of friends who have been diagnosed with cancer, so this really effects me. It’s about awareness to people that we need research and treatment,” she said, noting the group can directly help patients with costs associated with treatment as well. “During the Relay we’re planning to go together to participate wearing our shirts. Usually there are only a few of us, but this year, we’re hoping to have 15 or 16.” Perhaps the best reason the Prince Rupert’s business community gives to the Relay for Life can be summed up in the words of Judy Levelton, who was

on hand to accept the donations. “I am a cancer survivor, so I am just lucky to be here,” she said. Quane said having business support is indicative of the important work the Canadian Cancer Society does for those stricken with the disease. “Having the business community support the Relay For Life demonstrates to the community how important the Canadian Cancer Society’s efforts are in fighting back against cancer, through research and preventative programs, support for those living with cancer through information services, financial assistance, sending a child to Camp Goodtimes and subsidizing

accommodation at the Cancer Lodges in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna and our brand new one, the Kordyban Lodge in Prince George,” she said. “Cancer touches everyone, no matter what you do for a living.” Other businesses that have stepped forward to pledge their support for the Relay for Life include gold sponsor Alan K. Hooper, the District of Port Edward, Hawkair, Prince Rupert Grain, Via Rail and media sponsors The Northern View, Astral Media and CFNR. Much like the runners, donations from Prince Rupert businesses are added to the total raised for the Canadian Cancer Society. Through the support of businesses and the hard work of those volunteering to participate in the Relay for Life, there has already been $13,440 raised in Prince Rupert as of May 6 The 2013 relay will take place at the Prince Rupert Middle School track on Saturday, June 1.

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Transitioning Prince Rupert Creating a resilient community BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Two years ago the seeds of sustainability were planted, and the growing season is now. Transition Prince Rupert is working toward creating an independently sustainable Prince Rupert capable of providing for itself in both good and bad economic times. Transition started in Prince Rupert in January 2011, and up to this point the main priority of Transition has been leadership development, facilitation training and try to model what good group behaviour looks like. “One of the basis’ that we have is focusing on how groups work together rather than what actually emerges. Through proper group facilitation and leadership, groups will naturally come up with the right idea for themselves,” Lee Brain of Transition Prince Rupert said. Transition has five major phases over a period of three to eight years, with the movement gradually building. Prince Rupert’s Transition is in phase one of a five phase process with the group’s first round of projects underway between February and June, known as the growing season. The season system ensures volunteers don’t become burned out and don’t feel guilty if they can’t commit to the group longterm. Transition encourages different people to take on leadership roles each season, instead of having a continuous leader. “Transition is a never-ending process. It’s going to go indefinitely. We like to have it so people can commit to small amounts of time and can come in and out of leadership roles when it’s convenient,” Brain said. Earlier this month groups met up to discuss the progress of their projects, which range from small scale undertakings that encourage recycling to larger goals like a skills trading bank. “These projects will introduce people in the community to things that are different. [The projects] highlight topics around sustainability and show volunteering is fun and can be cool and leading edge,” Brain said. Two of the projects aim to trigger interest in sustainable energy, but will enhance the look of the community as well. The first is Wind Wall, an art display that would highlight the abundance of wind and get people thinking about usage of wind with rotating aluminium blades that independently move when hit by wind. The group is currently looking for options to pay for the project, as it would cost approximately $15,000. The second is Generation Station, an energy generating merry-go-round

Joe Daniels discusses the Transition movement and ideas with Christy Lauzon and Ken Shaw.

“Transition is a never-ending process. It is going to go indefinitely” - Lee Brain

that would power a display of lights and a cell phone charger for parents and guardians. The hope of the project is to kick off discussion about alternative energy, what it would mean for Prince Rupert, and to get children and parents interested in the idea of sustainable energy. Likely the quickest project of the five to be up and running will be Recycling Mods, attachments onto the City’s downtown garbage cans to carry empty beverage containers rather than having them end up in the trash. The group is working with a fabricator on the design, which would hold containers in spot during windy conditions and not fill up with water when it rains. Another Transition project will get people exploring the outdoors. The Trails to Transition group will plant geocaches, GPS-enabled devices that navigate people to the a specific set of GPS coordinates, where they can attempt to find the geocache hidden

at that location. The group will plant geocaches during weekly excursions and, at the same time, do some light spring brushing on the trails. The group will be holding a kick off event in June. The largest project being worked on this season is a time banking system, which would create a second economy for people to fall back onto. The time bank would have Rupertites trade an hour of their time doing a task for another person’s hour of time doing another task. Whatever people’s skills are they can trade for another person’s, like some who is tech-savvy trading an hour of their time repairing a computer while another person helps care for their children. For every hour a participant deposits in the time bank, by giving help and support to others, they are able to withdraw equivalent support in time when they are in need of something. The system wouldn’t always have to be a direct change, and wouldn’t have to take place at the same

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time. With all needing to be done to implement the system, the group said it’s unlikely to be in place by the June deadline. Brain ensures Transition isn’t about replacing the current economic system, but creating a new system that coincides with it. “It’s not saying goodbye to the other system... It’s just creating an alternative model along side the current model,” Brain said, adding the movement could be helpful in the future if there were another economic downfall because it would give Prince Rupert alternative systems to fall back on. “A lot of people are clearly upset about global affairs... Transition has nothing to do with that. We’re about creating a positive, forward-thinking movement, that’s about creating solutions and moving forward. We have no political motivation. It’s 100 per cent solution oriented.” For the next two years Transition will continue to focus on leadership development and facilitation training, community projects, workshops, skills training and awareness raising. The movement hopes to eventually move on to larger scale projects that address areas such as energy, food and housing. Prince Rupert’s Transition is based on the Transition Towns movement which began in England in 2005, and has since expanded to 2,000 communities around the globe.

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Hurricanes break four-year streak GOLDEN SHOWING Rugby squad splits with Smithers BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

It was a historic weekend for the Charle Hays Hurricanes Rugby team. After four years of taking to the pitch, the rugby team at Charles Hays Secondary School picked up their first win ever on Saturday in Smithers. The team left Prince Rupert Saturday morning with a short bench, having only one substitute instead of the usual five, and faced off against a team with players from Fort St. James and Vanderhoof in the first of two games. According to coach James Witzke, it didn’t take long for the team to really hit their stride. “It was fantastic to watch. Right from the first kick, before I even got to my position on the side of the field, the kids had scored their first try,” he said. “They came out fast and hard right out of the gate. They moved the ball well, supported each other well, ran hard and I don’t think the Fort St. James team was able to adapt to that.” When the final whistle blew the Charles Hays team enjoyed a 29-10 victory. However, they didn’t have much time to enjoy the win. Only an hour later, with just enough time to grab a bite to eat and rest the team, nursing some bumps and brusises that come with the sport, faced off against the much more experienced Houston squad who was playing their first game of the day. “You could tell that endurance became a factor, but Charles Hays played hard the entire game. From start to finish they never

“They came out fast and hard right out of the gate.” - James Witzke gave up and they never quit,” said Witzke of the 19-0 loss. “That score doesn’t matter because they played way better than the score reflects. They played great defensively and that is certainly a game that they can be proud of.” This Wednesday the team will host their counterparts from Terrace beginning at four p.m. at Patullo Field. The players and coaches are hoping to see a strong contingent of fans come out to watch some rugby action. “This is only the second time in four years that a team has traveled to Prince Rupert to play. It would be great to see a lot of support to cheer on these young men who are so enthusiastic about the sport. It’s also a chance to see a sport that not many in town may be familiar with,” he said. Win or lose at home on Wednesday, the team will not have much time to rest as they will hit the road on Friday to compete in a round-robin tournament to see which community will represent the north at the provincial tournament later this month. Look for results from this week’s games in the next issue of The Northern View.


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Aiming for salmon education

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By Martina Perry PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

People of all ages took advantage of the sunshine for a bit of fun at the West Coast Amusements carnival over the weekend. Top: Jayden Collinson, 2, burns rubber on the Top Speed ride. Left: Kelsey Casavant and Aaron Grant brave the Orbiter.

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Great leaps have been made to revamp the Oldfield Creek Fish Hatchery. Major renovations to the hatchery started in December 2010, and are expected to be complete by the end of this summer. Included in the updates will be a salmon education centre, one of a few in the entire province that will be 100 per cent salmon related. Prior to renovations, the hatchery wasn’t in the best shape and literally had to be stripped down to its bones. “We had it down to only the studs remaining. Everything else is brand new construction,” said Neil Pilgrim, president of the Prince Rupert Salmon Enhancement Society. By the end of the project, more than $200,000 will be spent on updating the hatchery, which includes the costs of renovations, the educational paneling, the modernization of the incubation room, and replacing the sheds outside of the building. Most of the renovations to the hatchery building are now complete, with just the aesthetic finishing touches needing to be done. The hatchery’s laboratory area, office space, bathrooms and education centre area are all complete, with only equipment needing to be installed. To bring the education centre to life, which at this point is being referred to as the Salmon Stewardship and Education Centre, a graphic designer from Vancouver is currently creating high-resolution, eye-catching educational panelling. Pilgrim said installation of the panelling should be done by the end of July, when the centre will be opened to the public. When entering the hatchery, visitors will be able to immediately observe the new education centre that will showcase the five species of Pacific

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salmon, their habitat, habitat restoration, salmon enhancement procedures, salmon facts and salmon stewardship components. Programs already being run out of the hatchery by the Prince Rupert Salmonid Enhancement Society, DFO and NWCC will also be benefited by the centre, including the Stream to Sea program, where fisheries and ocean staff bring eggs and sperm to schools where they are fertilized stick them in a tank and take care of them from the incubation process until they are ready to be released. Another area still requiring work is the hatchery’s incubation room, which will be redone following Smoltfest. The incubation room is the area where young fish are bred to control and reduce environmental factors that may lead to decreased incubation survival. Renovations are needed to prevent mould and condensation in the space for volunteer health and safety. This project will have to be complete by early August, when immature fish need to be incubated in the room again. There are currently 530,000 young fish in the incubation room per year, with Pilgrim saying the capacity will increase to 670,000 following renovations. Funds for work done on the hatchery came from corporate sponsors such as the Prince Rupert Port Authority, the Pacific Salmon Foundation, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, CN, BC Hydro, Northern Savings Credit Union, Shaw Cable, the Rupert Rampage, as well as from Smoltfest events and various other fundraisers. Pilgrim estimates there are approximately 15 volunteers helping out with the updating of the hatchery, with essentially all of the work completed so far being done by volunteers. The hatchery is always in need of additional volunteers, with interested people being encouraged to e-mail oldfieldhatchery@gmail. com.

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Smoltfest taking shape

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Families freeing fish

By Martina Perry PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

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Prince Rupert’s Tim Horton’s handed over a $5,405 cheque to the North Coast Improvement Society to help the group purchase a dental chair and lighting system for Acropolis Manor. The dental equipment will allow dentists to come up to the manor to work on seniors, who may struggle with mobility. The equipment is estimated to cost $25,000. Tim Horton’s raised the funds from their Smile Cookie campaign held in the fall of 2012. Pictured are North Coast Improvement Society secretary Kim Nicholls, left, and president Rick McChesney, right, and Prince Rupert Tim Horton’s owner Devin Archibald and manager Clayton Morrison in centre.

Each year the Prince Rupert Salmon Enhancement Society puts on Smoltfest to raise awareness on salmon stewardship and to promote volunteering. “The event is a wonderful opportunity for families to spend time together, with friends and socialize all while teaching their children the importance of volunteerism and why healthy streams and fish stocks are important,” said Neil Pilgrim, President of the Prince Rupert Salmon Enhancement Society and volunteer at the Oldfield Creek Fish Hatchery. “We live in such a beautiful region of the province and the environment and salmon in particular are a huge part of our past, present and future and the work being conducted at the hatchery in terms of salmon enhancement and stewardship are on display for a couple of hour,” Pilgrim said. The society will host the sixth annual Smoltfest at the Oldfield Creek Fish Hatchery on May 25. At the event, those in attendance will send thousands of coho smolts on their way to the Pacific Ocean. Prior to the release there will be a number of games taking place, as well as craft-making, educational booths, face painting, and a delicious barbecue.

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Releasing salmon smolts into Oldfield Creek has become an annual tradition.

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Candidates debate economy and environment No need to grow: Arendt; NDP support both: Rice QUESTION: What project or development do you see as key to Prince Rupert’s economic future and how would you, as MLA, work to support it? I don’t see any one project as the key to Prince Rupert’s economic future. The healthiest economies are diversified and involve many small operations. Economies dependent on one major project, especially if that project is not sustainable over the long term (as is the case with fossil fuel exports) are obviously less than ideal.  To actually create a good, long-term, healthy economy we need to support economic diversification, and especially support small business which tends to have the best benefit to the local region.   We need to ensure that, when business operates in our region, that our region receives a strong economic benefit through adequate taxes and well paid local jobs.   As well, we need to support local production and processing wherever possible, and reduce our reliance on long distance transport which compartmentalizes regions into simple roles (such as “resource base” or “cheap manufacturing centre”).     QUESTION: How would you balance environment with economic growth? To





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QUESTION: What project or development do you see as key to Prince Rupert’s economic future and how would you, as MLA, work to support it?

Green candidate Hondo Arendt

straightforwardly as possible - I wouldn’t. I think one of the biggest problems with our society is that we have accepted the idea that “the economy must continue to grow” as some sort of scientific proof. Logically we know that never ending growth is an impossibility, yet we tend to use the measurement of this quarter’s economic growth as the ultimate measure as to whether our government is doing a good job.  We already have a very prosperous society.   There is more than enough wealth to go around.  Therefore, general economic growth is not what we need.  Instead our primary focus should be on other ways to “develop.”  How can we continue to be prosperous while having less of an environmental impact?   How can our wealth be shared more fairly?   If we change what we assume the main job of government is, the rest falls into place.

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I don’t see any one particular project or development as the key to Prince Rupert’s economic future. I believe we should focus on building a diversified economy. We should support emerging and new industries and re-building our traditional industries where we have a natural advantage, expertise and a skilled workforce. As MLA for the North Coast I will advocate for a fair share of new investments and government economic programming.   An NDP government will focus on the fundamentals to promote private sector growth, innovation and a thriving business sector. In Prince Rupert and in the North Coast constituency that means support for industries such as forestry, tourism, shellfish aquaculture, fisheries, trade and export.  Prince Rupert has a Port that is three days closer to major markets. We should support the development of marine services. I will support realistic, environmentally sound, LNG development.  A thriving small, regional and local business sector will also be a major contributor to Prince Rupert’s economic future.        To these businesses thrive an NDP Government will: • Freeze Small Business Taxes  • Expand the BC Training Tax Credit Program for small and medium sized businesses that hire BC co-op students  • Expand the Buy BC marketing program to include non-agricultural, made-in-BC products • Work with small and local business owners to implement the BC Small Business Accord. • Support Destination BC as an industry-led, formula-funded tourism marketer.  Building a diversified economy versus a one-industry economy is what allows us to build sustainable communities versus being boom and bust. 

NDP candidate Jennifer Rice.

QUESTION: How would you balance environment with economic growth? New Democrats understand that environmental stewardship and a strong sustainable economy go hand-in-hand. We will guarantee high standards and best practices. We will fulfill our responsibility to ensure major projects in BC meet rigorous environmental standards.  To proceed, new developments must not pose unacceptable risks to our economic, social or environmental interests. We will renew and strengthen the environmental assessment process to ensure BC will have rigorous, sciencebased environmental standards, and efficient timelines. We will consult with regional and local citizens and interests and ensure real and meaningful consultation with First Nations. We will protect significant ecological areas like wetlands, and estuaries and complete the Water Act Modernization process, including groundwater regulation. And the NDP will introduce new legislation to protect endangered species and habitats. I believe the adage of economy versus the environment is worn-out and untrue. We need a healthy environment for a healthy economy. The two are interdependent.

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Anti-gang police publish first community report Profiling victims and warning signs By Jeff Nagel VANCOUVER / Black Press

B.C.’s anti-gang police unit is taking a step out of the shadows and into the spotlight. The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) is the integrated team of 400 officers and civilians from 14 different agencies, including RCMP and municipal police forces, that disrupt and suppress organized crime around the province. Their investigations have cracked big cases, such as the discovery of an audacious cross-border drugsmuggling tunnel in Aldergrove and the unraveling of a massive international money-laundering ring. The CFSEU is now out to capture a bigger public profile with the publication of its first-ever Community Report. The report can be read online at Sgt. Lindsey Houghton said the aim is to make more people aware of the CFSEU and what it does. The initiative comes as the anti-gang force chalks up a major win – the arrest in February of three men in the murder of notorious gangster Jonathan Bacon, who was shot with four associates in 2011 outside a Kelowna casino. “Some people never thought that day would ever come,” Houghton said. “Or that the police would ever take something like that seriously. That was one of the watershed moments in the history of Kelowna.” Houghton said the report pulls together a broader picture of the CFSEU’s work than people see in daily news media coverage. “It seems like every couple of weeks or month we’ve

got an interesting story to tell and this was one way for us to tell it,” he said. The report includes stories of officers tracking members of the Dhak/Duhre crime group who make up one side of the ongoing bloody gang conflict in B.C. And it also releases intriguing findings on who is most likely to end up a victim of the gang violence that occasionally erupts in B.C. CFSEU researchers found the vast majority of gangrelated murder victims over a four-year period had previous drug charges or convictions, and often violent criminal pasts. Most were gang members, not just associates or minor players in the drug trade, and a few were girlfriends or an innocent victim, like a man who was shot in Burnaby after picking up a Bacon brother vehicle to install a car stereo in it. B.C. gang-related killings peaked at 36 in 2009 before dropping to 18 last year. Victims are overwhelmingly men and their average age is 30, according to CFSEU stats. Three-quarters of bodies are found near the victims’ homes or vehicles. Most (85 per cent) were shot, but eight per cent were viciously beaten, six per cent were stabbed and one victim was burned to death. Also included are key risk factors for ending up in a gang and tips for parents on spotting potential signs of gang involvement. Carrying multiple cellphones, having unexplained cash and making frequent brief trips out of the home are among the red flags. The report details how police try to keep gangsters out of bars and restaurants to keep them from recruiting

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A20 • Northern View • May 8, 2013

Earth, Air and Water at the Ice House

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By Martina Perry PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

By Martina Perry The Ice House Gallery was packed last Friday evening for the opening of its newest art show Earth, Air and Water. Laurie Gray, an Ice House Gallery representative, said the most common source of inspiration for the show was nature, whether it be “the ocean, the land or sense of place” in Prince Rupert. “We wanted to do something that was inclusive and celebrated where we are,” she said. On opening night of the exhibit plenty of local art lovers viewed the 48 pieces created by artists mainly from Prince Rupert and area, but also from Terrace. 28 northern artists contributed pieces to the exhibit, with Gray estimating approximately half the artist haven’t previously had their work on display at the Ice House Gallery. The contributors ranged in age, with more experienced artists and even a few children putting their pieces up for display. Gray said organizers from the gallery decided to do this to help encourage and inspire kids in the community to do artwork. Pieces in the Earth, Air and Water art show include acrylic, oil and watercolour paintings, photography, fibre art, glass pieces, mixed medium work and more. Gray said people should come check out the exhibit to support the arts in Prince Rupert and the artists who contributed their work. “Art always makes our lives better. It’s a good chance to see new work and new things that local artists are producing,” she said. The exhibit will be up until May 31, with most of the pieces being up for sale.

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Visitors to the Ice House Gallery were treated to an exhibit celebrating nature.

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May 8, 2013 • Northern View • A21

Honouirng volunteers through art By Martina Perry PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Artist Lynn Cociani recently put on her first solo exhibit to highlight Prince Rupert residents that help make the community what it is. Convergence: A Portrait of Community showcases 24 Rupertites that work toward making Prince Rupert a better place to live, with Cociani finding inspiration for her work from community involvement. “I was thinking of a coming together. We’re a place where the Skeena meets the ocean, and where the land meets the sea, but it’s also is the coming together of people to create this place,” said Cociani, who moved to Prince Rupert eight years ago. Subjects included in the exhibit consist of politicians, union heads, service providers, culture preservers, Aboriginal advocates, activists, environmentalists, movement starters, childcare workers, literacy promoters, volunteers, art supporters, ministers and people who in general go up and above for Prince Rupert. “These people deserve to be recognized,” Cociani said. “There’s a lot of people who are high profile, but a lot of people fly under the radar... I wanted to celebrate those people.” Cociani said while she was working on each subject’s piece she would spend a lot of time thinking about them; What they do for Prince Rupert and who they are. While working on each individual’s piece she would end up learning about them after hearing things from people in the community. “I feel really bonded to them. Some of these people I don’t really know, but I still feel really bonded to them,” she said, adding she really respects and admires everyone



Artist Lynn Cociani stands by her piece of community volunteer Treena Decker.

featured in Convergence: A Portrait of Community. “I did [the exhibit] as a way of saying thank you to these people, but I got so much back from it. I got a stronger sense of community connection from it, and I’ve made some new friends. It’s been such a positive experience from it,” Cociani said. Cociani said she originally approached people within her own social circle, but the project quickly grew. “Each person I would contact would suggest another one or two people... There’s so many other people I could’ve done a portrait of because there’s hundreds of people doing so many things in this town but I only had room for 24,” she said.


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Cociani said it was inspiring to see how many people are involved in making Prince Rupert a great place to live. “The more people I get to know, the more it feels like home... I can’t remember living in a place where I had that feeling of connection like I do here,” the artist said. The exhibit’s reception date was April 12, but will be up at the Ruth Harvey Art Gallery at the Museum of Northern B.C. until May 13. “Say what you want about Prince Rupert, but it’s really an amazing place because of the beautiful surroundings we have, and because of the amazing people,” Cociani said.

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Assessment begins for BG Group terminal BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Details on the proposed LNG terminal on Ridley Island are becoming clearer as the BG Group submitted its project description to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency on April 26. The project calls for construction of a three-train, 21 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) terminal to be carried out in two phases. The first phase would see two trains being built, while the second phase would add the third. The first phase would include one jetty and one berth, with a jettey extension and second berth included in the second phase. Upon completion of Phase 1 the company anticipates 189 vessel calls per year, with Phase 2 creating an additional 95 vessel calls for a total of between five and six calls per week at the terminal. In terms of construction, Phase 1 is anticipated to begin in 2016 and run for 60 months. Phase 2 would call for an additional 42 months of construction.

Work on the site would take place 24 hour a day, seven days a week until complete. The plan is to do work that will not create a lot of noise or vibration during the night. Much like the Pacific Northwest LNG project, workers would be housed at an off-site construction camp. The camp would be designed to accommodate 3,850 workers during the first phase and 2,000 workers in the second phase. In terms of location, the company says an area along the Ridley Island Road has been investigated, but work is ongoing to determine the best location. The camp will occupy approximately 16 hectares on Ridley Island. With the project description now filed, people have until May 27 to provide comment on the project. The full project description can be found online at www.ceaa-acee. registry reference number 80042.

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May 8, 2013 • Northern View • A23

Prince Rupert Home Hardware one of the best In top 23 of 1,100 stores BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Prince Rupert’s Home Hardware is one of the best in the country. In April, Home Hardware handed out its annual “Proud of My Home” during the company’s shareholder’s meeting and, although 1,100 stores across Canada were in the running, the Prince Rupert location was one of only 23 to receive the award. Selections were based on efforts to achieve the highest standards in retailing, merchandise presentation, staff performance and overall quality of the store and the ability to demonstrate excellence in staff performance and customer service; interior presentation, including clear signage, tidiness, and merchandise presentation and displays; exterior presentation, including cleanliness and attractive window displays; staff training; and participation in Dealer network initiatives. “We’re very excited to be included among the top stores in Canada, and want to thank our staff for all of their hard work. We are proud to serve our community by providing expert advice and top quality products and services at competitive prices,” said Brian Hunchuk, a dealer-owner of the Prince Rupert location along with Rick Kurzac. “Prince Rupert Home Hardware Building Centre embodies everything the Proud of My Home Award stands for and is a tremendous representative of the Home brand... Prince Rupert Home Hardware Building Centre embodies everything the Proud of My Home Award stands for and is a tremendous representative of the Home brand,” said Paul Straus, President and CEO of Home Hardware Stores Limited.



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Haida Gwaii VOL. 8 NO. 19



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Queen Charlotte Mayor Carol Kulesha talks governance during the B.C. Mayor’s Caucus held in Prince George on April 29 and 30. The Mayors dealt with a number of pressing issues common to BC’s communities.

For the first time in more than 20 years, tourists will be allowed to take in the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage site aboard a luxury cruise ship. Lindblad Expeditions, which operates in partnership with National Geographic, has been given the green light by the Gwaii Haanas Archipelago Management Board to sail the 62-passenger National Geographic Seabird and National Geographic Sea Lion along the protected shores next year. The 14-day trip leaves Seattle on May 3 and May 4, making its way to Sitka, Alaska, while a second tour will depart from Sitka on Sept. 6 and 7 destined for Seattle. It marks the first time a ship carrying more than 22 passengers has been permitted to visit Gwaii Haanas in more than two decades. The company lists the Haida Village of Sgang Gwaay or K’una as stops of interest in Gwaii Haanas, while the Village of Old Massett and the Haida Heritage Centre are also on the itinerary.

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Budget deadline nearing for town councils Tax increase in Queen Charlotte, not Masset or Port Clement BY SHAUN THOMAS HAIDA GWAII / The Northern View

With municipalities needing to submit a balanced budget by May 14, councils on Haida Gwaii are setting priorities for the coming year. In Queen Charlotte, council met on Monday to discuss a budget that includes a two per cent increase in property taxes, equaling $3.63/$100,000 for residents and $12.45/$100,000 for business, that goes along with a three per cent tax roll increase. This year, major capital works projects include water projects, the alternate energy solar project, repairing and construction on Alder Street, 2nd Avenue at 3rd Street and the Gore Creek Bridge, and installing washrooms at the boat launch. This year, Mayor Carol Kulesha is looking for more economic activity in town.



- Mayor Carol Kulesha “We are part of the island economy and it has been tough. We believe we are seeing an upswing but at the same time our schools have lost a significant number



“Our schools have lost a significant number of students, and losing families is very hard on a small community.”

of students and losing families is very hard on small communities,” she said. “The new hospital construction has begun with preparations to move the clinic and the pre-works around the hospital is happening. This project will bring jobs, and money into the area and be a boost to our local economy. Higher lumber prices should also see positive benefits and the Haida Gwaii Semester will be looking to add courses and students this year. These are the positives.” The Village of Masset, meanwhile, is not considering a tax increase and there was no significant change on the tax roll. This year the major project is the completion of the airport renovation, while sidewalks and the Delkatla Nature Sanctuary are also priorities.

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B2 • Northern View • May 8, 2013

More money needed, says Masset mayor Infrastructure needs upgrade

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National Geographic Sea Bird, seen here in Alaska, will be one of the ships calling on Gwaii Haanas.

Cruise costs $9,990 per person CRUISING from Page B1 To help guests get the most out of the experience, Lindblad has hired two onboard Haida interpreters to talk about the history, culture and art of the Haida Nation. On the May departure executive director of British Columbia’s Yukon River InterTribal Watershed Jon Waterhouse will join

the voyage and on Sept. 6 the focus is on photography with National Geographic photographer and marine biologist Flip Nicklin. The value of the experience and the clientele being marketed to are indicated by the price. The lowest cost available is $9,990 per person based on double occupancy.

BUDGET from Page B1 But Masset Mayor Andrew Merilees said more money will be needed in the future to keep up the community’s existing assets. “There is a strong community desire to increase the recreation services in the community however the increased costs in maintenance alone has not allowed Council to pursue this concept further. Infrastructure funding is needed from the Province to keep up with the facilities which the community currently operates that are in need of substantial upgrades,” he said. “We are getting by with the basics. Masset Council has recognized the tight constraints locally and has approached capital projects in a slow and steady fashion. Our community has no industrial tax base to speak of so costs are spread between the approx 450 home owners.” Residents of Port Clements will also not be seeing a change to the

“We are getting by with the basics.” - Mayor Andrew Merilees tax rate. “Our budget contains no tax increases. We were able to trim budgeted amounts to avoid tax increases,” explained Mayor Wally Cheer, who also listed some capital works priorities for the community in the year ahead. “Port Clements is hoping to build a barge and container facility and, although we hope to proceed with the project with federal and provincial grants, there are some planning costs we have budgeted for. Also, we set aside some funds for upgrading our sewerage system this year.”

A MessAge froM the MeMbers of CUPe LoCAL 105 Who are the members of CUPE Local 105 you ask? We are friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, homeowners and taxpayers – just like you! WE ARE COMMUNITY! We are part of 85,000 CUPE men and women working across the Province of British Columbia, keeping our communities strong. We work for municipalities, libraries, golf courses, regional districts located in Prince Rupert, Port Edward and the Village of Masset. We are committed to improving the quality of life for all our workers; protecting good jobs supports families and strengthens our local economy. We invest in our Community! Every year we donate to organizations such as the BC Annual Dance Competition, Eagle Eye Archers, Kaien Anti-Poverty Society, Cancer Relay for Life, Girl Guides of Prince Rupert, Wildlife Shelter, Prince Rupert Rampage, CHSS Breakfast Program, PRMS Breakfast Program, and CHSS Sports Teams just to name a few. We believe in our Community! Our members are actively involved in many organizations, through dance, sports, theatre, and other outdoor activities with their families. We have participated in the Annual Seafest Parade; many times having a first place parade float entry made by our very own union members! We believe that together, we can keep our Community a strong, vibrant and healthy place to live and work! “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead This message is approved by CUPE Local 105.

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Education Week

May 8, 2013 • Northern View • B3

Community key A year of change in Port Ed New school at Pineridge now open

By Shaun Thomas

PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

By Shaun Thomas If there is one word to sum up the year at Pineridge Elementary School, it’s community. “There is a really nice feeling of family and community here. This year there has been a lot of building the community and reaching out to the community,” said principal Kathy Dann. “We have wonderful students who work hard throughout the year and look forward to coming to school everyday.” As just one example of the spirit of community at Pineridge, on May 16 the school will be holding a multicultural dinner with door prizes donated by Prince Rupert businesses to raise money for a dental chair for Acropolis Manor. Aside from this one night event, parents have been an integral part of the school. Volunteers have been coming to read to students on a regular basis and family nights throughout the year have brought families together for the sake of the students. Academically, Dann said one of the highlights took place last weekend. “We have 13 students competing in a bridge building competition this week. They have been working hard since October on learning to build bridges and now they will see their hard work pay off and see which bridge can hold the most weight,” she said. This is the second year of operations for the school since the re-structuring of the district to include a middle school model, and Dann said it has been a seamless transition from the get-go.

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For Port Edward Elementary School, this has been a year of major changes. The students started out the year in a large, older school building but came back after the Christmas break to a much smaller though significantly more state-of-the-art building attached to the municipal offices. “Moving to the new school was probably the biggest highlight. The Northern View archives With that came the opening on Students joined Minister of Education Don McRae to cut the ribbon and open Jan. 7. It took lots of work to be the Port Edward Community School on Jan. 7. ready, but it was very exciting. The Minister, Don McRae, welcomed us into our new building along with Mayor Dave “The kids had a great opportunity to meet the MacDonald,” said principal Deb Taylor. Premier as she spent some time watching some Smart “The kids are loving the new building. We Board presentations and reading with a couple of received money from the District and the Port for students,” said Taylor. new books for the library. We were able to purchase “She worked with the District of Port Edward to new furniture and are really enjoying learning how keep a school in the community and wanted to see to use the Smart Boards that were purchased for the results of that work.” us by the Prince Rupert Port Authority... We are Most recently the work of the students at Port waiting with anticipation for the set-up of our new Edward Elementary School can be seen on these playground.” very pages. All of the ads in this special section of Another highlight came just last month when The Northern View were drawn by students at the Premier Christy Clark visited the school. school.

The ad drawn by Grade 3 student Connor Jackson, of Port Edward Elementary

The ad drawn by Grade 3 student Makayla Floyd, of Port Edward Elementary

Education Week

B4 • Northern View • May 8, 2013

Active parents CHSS adapting to new role Lone high at Lax Kxeen school growing

By Shaun Thomas

PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

By Shaun Thomas PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

It’s been a busy year for students at Lax Kxeen Elementary, and principal Barry Eso said the activity has been helped by a very involved group of parents. “We have a lot of parents coming to the school. We have Parents as Literacy Supporters, PALS, Parents of Primary Students, POPS, Welcome to Kindergarten, where parents and next year’s kindergarten students come in, and Ready, Set, Learn... We also have a very active Parent Advisory Committee that is operating a hot lunch program where they bring in lunches the students can then buy,” he said. “We also have a Zumba program where one of the instructors comes in the last Tuesday of the month and works with the whole school, so the students get some extra exercise, and we’ll be having a Zumbathon at the end of the month.” This year, students have been involved in fundraising, with a successful Jump Rope for Heart and Terry Fox Run, and have been giving back to the community as well. “We have a choir this year that has been going to Acropolis Manor throughout the year to sing for the residents, and we had a great Christmas concert at the Lester Centre,” said Eso. In terms of after school activity, sports have been popular with the kids and every Thursday is a Homework Club that allows students to get extra assistance with their academic endeavours. Students in Grades 2 and 3 also took part in swimming lessons sponsored by the Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club.

This year has been an exciting year for staff and students at Charles Hays as the transition to being the lone high school in town continues. “We’re in our second year of amalgamation and having a lot of conversations about combining the schools we weren’t able to complete last year due to job action,” said principal Sheila Wells. This year the field has been The Northern View archives redone, the building envelope is The gym riot was just one event this year designed to build community spirit near completion, work on a band in Prince Rupert’s lone high school. room that will allow music students to stay at the school throughout the day is underway, an autoshop is being built in the things going. We have had two pep rallies already and school and the gym has been repainted. it has definitely raised awareness for the students... We The school has brought home a number of zone had a fantastic Milk Run this year, which we weren’t banners this year, sponsors came on board to able to hold last year, and had a great turnout of provide new uniforms for the school teams following students, staff and volunteers,” said Wells. the changing of the athletics name and logo and “The students are working hard to make this a fun plans are in place for the bleachers in the gym to be place to be.” replaced. With a solid foundation in place, Wells said the But it isn’t just changes to the physical school that school is looking forward to carrying on the work highlight the success being seen at Charles Hays. and atmosphere this year into the 2013/2014 school “The student council has done a great job in getting year. The ad drawn by grade 3 student Tyson Leask, of Port Edward Elementry

The ad drawn by Grade 3 student Truly Tait, of Port Edward Elementary

The ad drawn by Grade 2 student Keaghan Pritchard, of Port Edward Elementary

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May 8, 2013 • Northern View • B5

Literacy the focus at Conrad Reading scores up By Shaun Thomas PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Shaun Thomas / The Northern View

Not all of the ads designed by the students were able to run in the Education Week section. For more ads, like the one being designed here by Navaeh Rhyno-Boulet, visit the community section at

This year Conrad Elementary has been focussed on hitting the books. “I would say the focus on reading has been quite the highlight. The whole school has been focussed on reading and the aim has been improving that — teachers have been involved in school book clubs and we’ve held a number of literacy events... We had a literacy fair on April 23 to celebrate reading and guests like our MLA and the The Northern View archives superintendent came and shared Last fall’s penny drive was just one of the activities that took place at Conrad their love of reading,” said principal Elementary. Judy Zacharias. “Preliminary numbers are showing that the kids’ reading is improving, so that is school.” a definite highlight as that is what we aim for.” This is the second year Conrad has been a Outside of literacy, another key for the school has Kindergarten to Grade 5 school, and Zacharias said been getting parents into the school. the oldest students in the school have really stepped “We have a family picnic coming up, as well as a up into leadership roles. talent show, and we just had our DARE graduation “We’ve really created an environment ceremony. Later in May all of the preliminary student suited to the younger students and a lot of parents will be coming in to do math activities,” said activities are geared to kids of that age,” said Zacharias. Zacharias. “When parents and family are involved in the “The school has a really nice feel to it with all of student’s education, we know they do better in these young students.”

The ad drawn by Grade 2 student Kalem Rhynold, of Port Edward Elementary

The ad drawn by Grade 3 student David Delill, of Port Edward Elementary

B6 • Northern View • May 8, 2013


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Attention Parents of Grade 5 Students Prince Rupert Middle School invites you to an information meeting on Tuesday May 14th, 2013 from 6:30 to 7:30. Your child should be in attendance with you. Agenda: • Getting to know the School • PRMS’ philosophy and schedule • Questions and Answers • Draws Locks will be available that night for the cost of $6.00

Prince Rupert Garden Club is looking for suggestions gardens to be featured in the 2013 Garden Tour on the last Sunday of July. These gardens do not have to be perfect or even completed. For more information, call Andree Fawcett 25-6243666 or email andree@ Deadline for Memorial Plaque applications for plaques to be placed along the waterfront is April 30, 2013. Plaques will be dedicated at Seafest Sunset Memorial Service on June 9/13 @ Mariner’s Park. Applications can be dropped off @ Prince Rupert Archives located under City Hall on parking lot side. Open Mon. to Fri, 10am - 3pm. For more info call 250-624-3326 or email Prince Rupert Alcoholics Anonymous - If you

want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. Prnce Rupert A.A, 250-627-1119 Al-Anon Meetings starting April 2, 2013 will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 233 45h Ave. East in basement. Tuesdays @ 8pm. All are welcome. For more information 250-627-4899 Girl Guide Annual Plant Sale! Plants delivered in time for Mother’s Day (May 9th) See princerupert. or drop by the Totem Lodge before April 26 to place your order. The Prince Rupert Breast Cancer Support Group would like to invite any woman living with cancer to attend our monthly luncheons which take place the third Saturday of every month at 12:00 @ the Crest Hotel. Geneology Club meets every first Tuesday at the Family History Centre on Pr. Rupert Blvd. Phone Josie 250-624-3279 The Prince Rupert & Dist. Hospice Society is sponsoring “Journey through Grief”, a nine week program of information and support for Adults dealing with the death of a loved one. The program runs 2-3 times per year and the next one is February 20 - April 17, 2013 consecutive Wednesday eve. Please call 250-622-6204 for more information or to pre-register. Space is limited.

Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to help with the daffodil campaign in April. Please contact Judy Rea at 250-624-3913 for more details. Friendship House of Prince Rupert Hosts: AamaGoot_Power Puff Girlz Club (ages 7-12), Tuesdays 3pm - 5pm, 3rd floor meeting rm. AamaGoot Women’s Carving “Learn to Carve” Wednesday eve. 6pm - 9pm, Main level-back entrance. AamaGoot Ladyz Club (18yrs +), Learn new artistic designs through sewing, beading, etc. Saturdays 1pm - 4pm, 3rd floor meeting rm. Contact Carol Doolan @ Friendship House 250627-1717, ext. 64 for more information. Kaien Anti-Poverty Society is seeking persons interested in becoming members of a group who wish to make positive changes for those living below the poverty line. For more info, call KAPS 250-627-5277, leave message. TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) Prince Rupert meets Monday evenings in the basement of the Fellowship Baptist Church - 651-7th Ave. East. Weigh-in 6:30, meeting at 7:00. For more information call Lucille 250-624-2777. School District 52 Band Program is looking for donations of band instruments! If you have a band instrument that no one is playing, please call School District office @ 250-627-6717 for pick up.

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70’s Grad Reunion NOTICE OF MEETING The May 14th, 2013 Board Meeting has been rescheduled to Date: Monday May 13th, 2013 Place: School Board Office 634 6th Avenue East Time: 7:00 p.m.

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Prince Rupert City Council is hosting a meeting on: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 At 7:00 p.m. In the Auditorium at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre The purpose of the meeting is to provide additional opportunities for the residents of Prince Rupert to review Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013 budget options including service reductions and raising property taxes. For a copy of the proposed 2013 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw and accompanying proposed 2013 Property Tax Bylaw, please go to the City of Prince Rupert website: For more information please contact City Hall Administration at: (250) 627-0934 or

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Rupert Square Mall is seeking a full time Administrative Assistant to join our team. The Administrative Assistant is responsible to assist in customer service, accounts payable and receivable, tenant liaison, lease negotiations, Shopping Centre promotions, etc. The Administrative Assistant must be proĂ&#x20AC;cient Zith the use of Microsoft :ord, ([cel, 2utlook and Simply Accounting. ([perience in Ă&#x20AC;nance and legal documents Zill be an asset. Please send your resume to Steven Tao by email to or call  before May , . :e thank you for your interest in this opportunity. 2nly those candidates selected for an intervieZ Zill be contacted.

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has job openings for an experienced Sawyer and Saw Filer. The Saw Filer needs to be able to tension and maintain saws up to 48â&#x20AC;? and repair carbide gange saws. The Sawyer must have a lumber grading ticket and experience cutting grade logs. Apply in person at the Office: 301 Industrial Park Road, Port Clements (former Abfam Office) or fax resume to 250-557-4590 or by email

MAINTENANCE/LOADER OPERATOR NEEDED. This is a fulltime, permanent position starting immediately at our plant in Princeton, BC. Minimum of 10 years maintenance experience required on a variety of production and mobile equipment. Experience in a post mill, or small to medium size sawmill preferred. Must be able to handle a variety of tasks, work well with minimum supervision and be part of the team. Please submit resumes by fax 250295-7912 or email

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Adults with physical and mental disabilities face housing issues even greater than the average person. Thompson Community Servicesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mission is to help meet those needs. For more than 20 years, Thompson has met the housing and personal needs of people with a range of disabilities. Now weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hoping we can find individuals in the Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert area, who can help us continue that tradition of services. Our clients have a variety of needs, but most simply need a home where people will care about them. They require supervision and need the support and stability that comes from living in a home. What they really need is someone to care, just as Thompson Community Services has cared. We are seeking caregivers who have extensive experience and knowledge around supporting individuals who present challenging mental health conditions and disabilities. If you have extra room in your home, and want to take on one of the most rewarding challenges youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ever face, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be happy to give you more information. Please send your resume with detailed cover letter outlining your home environment and level of supports you are open to offering our clients. Thompson Community Services email: Fax: (1)250-635-5945 or via our website: thompsoncommunity

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Warehouse/Factory PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR We are looking for a self-motivated Production Supervisor for our busy wood post manufacturing and treating facility in Princeton, BC. The successful candidate will be responsible for employee training and development, quality and cost control, production scheduling and safety. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years supervisory experience in an industrial production operation, a post mill or wood production facility preferred. Must have a high degree of resourcefulness, flexibility and adaptability; and the ability to plan, organize, develop and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures, etc. Good leadership skills, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a proven track record are required. Please email your resume to For further information about our company visit our website at Only those selected for interviews with be contacted.


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Sale conducted on behalf several estates. SALE 1 May 25, 2013 Saturday @ 10:00 am. Topley, BC. Topley Garage, Intersection of Hwy 16 & Hwy 118 to Granisle. Industrial & Milling: 2000 Case Excavator 9020B, Cat EL 300H Button Top, Caterpillar D8K (1980) w/ 3Shank ripper, blade, brush piling rake, 22 ft cutting Edge portable band saw sawmill, Alaskan sawmill. Farm: JD 466 square baler, new idea round baler, Hesston #7 9ft mower conditioner, 6 wheel Vicon Rake, 10â&#x20AC;&#x2122; drag, Cattle squeeze (calf table), 3 bottom plow. Vehicles, Trailers & Marine: 93 & 95 F250 Ford xcab diesel 4x4, international dump truck, 95 Chevy Blazer, Pontiac car, 94 Nissan v6 4x4 pickup, 04 Chevy xcab v6 pickup, 1/2 ton Dodge 4x4 pickup, Ford 600 truck, single axel Ford F800 truck w/ snowplow, sander attachment for snowplow truck, tandem axel car trailer, Danchuck tandem axel trailer, lg shop trailer, 1000 gallon Enviro water tank on trailer, 2x approx. 500 gallon water tanks all on trailers, RV tow dolly, 19â&#x20AC;&#x2122; sailboat w/trailer, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; day sailer sailboat, 9hp Merc, 14â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Bowrider w/ trailer & 90hp Merc, Zodiac, rubber singy Seagull antique outboard motor. Tools & Equipment: CNC controller complete unit milling m/c lathe & one controller Mitotoyo, 14kw diesel generator, multiple stick welders, 5 wire feed welders, welding helmets, welding rod in wood drawer cabinet, Honda genset, multiple air compressors + Kottler Magnum 10 M10S shop compressor, Coleman Powermate 3500 psi 4.0 gpm, Makita cut off saw, floor & bench type drill presses, 2x Acetylene & cutting torch, fuel tanks, misc. tools, 2x pressure washers, mechanic tools, antique 100 yr old tools, portable tool boxes, tool chests, rolling tool boxes w/ & w/o tools varied sizes, Nusteel 26â&#x20AC;? professional 2 drawer chest tool box, 1/2â&#x20AC;?, 3/4â&#x20AC;?, 1â&#x20AC;? drive sockets, various size open end wrenches, bore drill bits, carpentry tools, routers, band/table saws, Makita drill, Wayjax fire pump, Honda GX110 water pump, 2.66hp water pumps, 2x hydraulic hose press + Dayco hydraulic press w/ chucks, small socket set. Supplies: Cables & wires, steel shelving & plastic draw bins, nuts & bolts, bolt bin w/ bolts, welding rod in wood cabinet, hydraulic fittings, ratchet straps, new & used steel, 20 ton hydraulic jack, binders, handyman jacks, tow chains, industrial hydraulic rams, ear protection, spill kits & first aid equipment, new culverts, logging truck & vehicle chains. Farm & House Misc: Wooden dog house, lg folding wire dog kennel, lg tandem wheel barrel, chicken feeders & waters, plastic & metal water trough, lg wall tent used & brand new in box canvas wall tent both w/ stoves, parachute, old fashioned push reel lawn mower, Tcchumsen TCII mini rototiller, zodiac air pump, water hoses, mineral samples, 10 new 4x8 sheets of copper. Livestock & Tack: 3 saddle horses, bareback pad, parelli carrot sticks, bridles, halters, breast collars, blankets, leads, reins, horse boot, western saddle, endurance saddle, saddle blankets. Horse gear & antique items such as spreaders, scotch tops. More items, too numerous to list. Household: Propane fridge & freezer, ele. fridges & freezers, misc. household furniture & antique furniture. SALE 2 June 8, 2013 @ 10:00 am. Dawson Creek, BC. The George Dawson Inn on 8th Street. Consignments welcome! Condition of Sale. Terms: cash & Cheque with I.D., sorry no credit cards. Items are sold As is / Where is condition. Not responsible for accidents. Any question please contact:

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Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10 a.m. Decker Lake Hall, 9km west of Burns Lake 1994 F150 Ford PU - 6 cyl., 5 spd. 1993 Ford F350 xlt crew 460 auto - 6â&#x20AC;? lift. 1997 Plymouth Neon car, 1993 Terry 5th wheel 21 1/2â&#x20AC;&#x2122; travel trailer, 19â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 5th wheel tandem stock trailer, 9â&#x20AC;&#x2122; alm. punt/elec. motor, PU box trailer, 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; plywood storage box, 1981 Honda XR 500 motorcycle, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; portable shed (metal clad), 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; chicken house, Bobcat bale spear, pallet of power tool access. (blades, bits etc.), Misty River alum. boat (14â&#x20AC;&#x2122;) / EZ loader trailer, Yamaha 20hp outboard, Yamaha golf cart, 8x8 u-built snowmobile trailer, 1992 Arctic Cat snowmobile, John Deere garden tractor (16hp), Vicon hay rake (4 wheel), 1 bottom plow (3pt), 8â&#x20AC;&#x2122; steel work bench, Porter cable comp. (7hp, 60 gal), 4600 W Yamaha generator, Delta 14â&#x20AC;? radial arm saw, Bosch 10â&#x20AC;? table saw/stand, 8â&#x20AC;? drill press, Dewalt 12â&#x20AC;? planer, Yamaha water pump, 4pc-18v Milwaukee cordless tool set, Jet 3/4â&#x20AC;? air impact, quick fish tent / fishing tackle, small wood stove, Bradley smoker, Craftsman tool chest, Jet wrench set (11pc-1 1/4â&#x20AC;?-2â&#x20AC;?), socket sets, tire tools, May truck tire spreader, 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; ext. ladder, wheelbarrow, Craftsman 9hp snowblower, 10-20â&#x20AC;&#x2122; homemade roof trusses, Clayton wood furnace, 5/4â&#x20AC;?x6â&#x20AC;?x12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; treated decking, 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122;x16â&#x20AC;&#x2122; roll linoleum (new), saddles, tack & much more. Antiques: Western marquis 1892 wood cook stove (exl. condition), occasional chair, RCA Victor record player, Crosley radio, metal 3/4 bed, Burroughs adding machine, 5pc bedroom suite, English silver tea set, silver platter, serving dish. Collectableâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s: Sports limited edition prints: Wayne Gretzky, Pavel Bure. Nature limited edition prints: Stephen Lyman, Daniel Smith, Terry Redlan & much more. Framed Royal Doulton plates. Collection of coins, banknotes, Royal Canadian mint sets, postage stamps & sports cards. Coin collection will be sold at approx. 12 noon. Household: Dining table / 6 chairs / hutch, Oak dinette / 4 chairs, Oak coffee table / glass, marble coffee table / glass table / iron legs, Crystal chandelier, cherry wood desk, cherry wood side table, sofa table, book cases, 5pc bedroom suite (Pecan), 4pc bedroom suite, tv cabinet, Pine dresser / hutch / night table, dressers, night stands, computer desk, floor lamps, lamps, wooden wall clock, Chesterfield, couch, loveseat, hide-a-bed, loveseat, barber chair, glider rocker, patio furniture, offset umbrella, propane deck heater, water cooler, patio ice box, stainless steel hamburger patty maker, IHC elec. cream separator, ice cream maker, Proform 740 treadmill, Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner. Terms: Items are â&#x20AC;&#x153;As Isâ&#x20AC;? condition. Cash or cheque with I.D. Concession on grounds.

For more information: Richie at (250) 698-7377 or (250) 698-7351

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STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at:

Garage Sales PR: Sat. May 11 @ 109 Crestview 9am - 2pm; Furniture, reno suppl, misc. items. Low prices PR: Sat. May 11 @ 1640 7th Ave. East from 8am 10:30pm. Household items, garden tools, some power tools. PR: Sat. May 4 @ 1500 Jamaica Ave. 9am - ? rain or shine. Moving! Lots of furniture, coffee tables, couch, table w/6chairs. Heavy Duty Spin bike, dance shoes, etc. Open to offers.250-624-2126. Pt. Ed: Sat. May 4 10am 1pm, Estate Garage Sale @ 593 Harbourview Drive, Port Edward. NO early birds.

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Plants /Nursery SPRUCE tree SALE! Starting @ $69.-6â&#x20AC;&#x2122;ft, Larger sizes available, 50 tree minimum order. Perfect for front yard, wind or privacy hedge. Call 1-778-436-8776 or email

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A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;53 in stock. SPECIAL 44â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Containers under $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph. 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

For Sale By Owner

Misc. for Sale

Prince Rupert Located in cul-de-sac, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, hardwood floors, new roof, large living room and dining room, all appliances, backs onto green space.

ACTIVE CARE prowler 3410 scooter. 4 wheels, lights, turn signals, c/w charger. Like new $2500. (250)847-3640

140 Montgomery Rd


SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.

For Sale By Owner Prince Rupert Quiet location situated on 2 Titled Lots in Sec 8. Separate Garage, Private parking vehicles RV or boat. Fenced F/B yds with grn space. 4bdrm, 2 baths, Bright, semiopen living/dining/kitchen, hm ofc, laundry/Indoor workshop, Furnace, Hot Water tank, 4 decks, windows, less than 10 yrs. Asking $289,000 More to see to appreciate Call 250-624-6692

Mobile Homes & Parks RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055.

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

OfďŹ ce: (250) 624-5800 Houses For Sale


PR: Professional 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dufferin snooker pool table. 1 1/2 inch slate, 5 pcs. G/C. $1200. 250-624-9493.

Lots OKANAGAN 22 ACRES serviced in town, subdividable, $495,900. Developer direct 250-486-2529.

Suite 5 - 342 3 Ave. West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L5


HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

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3200 sq ft, 4 bath, includes washer & dryer, fridge & stove, dishwasher hot tub, natural gas, contact 250-845-3315

Houses For Sale

Buying or Selling Real Estate?

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

Help OpenWanted Houses

Help OpenWanted Houses


Great For all aGes

CHIMNEY Lake waterfront near Williams Lake in the Cariboo. 3BR with geothermal and rental cabin. # 702896 (250)305-6627 $499,000

P.R. 1723 India, 68 x 100â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Lot, 4bdrm, 2bth; in-law-suite; appliances incl; Asking $272,000. Lve msg 250-627-6571.



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Misc. for Sale

Misc. for Sale

FOR SALE Ascot Resources Swamp Point

Sand and Gravel Pit located on the Portland Canal. The pit has a resource of 66 million tones, there is a barge loadout along with three 50 thousand litre enviro tanks and a mobile shop.

All tests and info on the pit can be viewed at Contact either Rick (250) 636-2440 or Bob (604) 684-8950

Prince Rupert 250-624-8088 737 Fraser St Prince Rupert 363-500 2nd Ave West

Upper level of the Rupert Square Shopping Centre


Adopt a Shelter Cat!

The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned and abandoned cats each year. If you can give a homeless cat a second chance at happiness, please visit your local shelter today.


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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

CLIFFSIDE APARTMENTS 1123-1137 Borden Street Adult-oriented. Quiet location with harbour view. Heat and hot water included. Minutes walking to downtown and hospital. References required. 1, 2, or 3 bedroom suites. Some furnished. Prince Rupert


K&C APARTMENTS 423-3rd Ave. West. in Pr. Rupert. 2 blocks from college. One bedroom apartments. Hardwood floors. Laundry services, heat incl. Security entrance. Rent $600/mo. Phone 250-832-0354

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 The Northern View



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Want to Rent

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

PR: Wanted to rent 1 bdrm Suite for professional, single male, N/P, N/S. working in P.R. until Nov. 2013. Req. internet & cell phone coverage. Please call 250-315-8234.

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Notice of Land Sale The District of Port Edward hereby gives notice pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter and in accordance with Section 94 of the Community Charter, of its intention to sell to the General Public, fee simple title to the lands within the District of Port Edward. The legal descriptions of the 2 parcels of property that was sold are listed below: PID #’S 008-985-693 008-745-064

Exteriors renovated

These properties have been listed with Royal Lepage for the last few years. Each parcel sold for $27,500 each.

Heat and hot water included.

Lot 22, Range 5 Coast District, Plan 7759 Lot 21, Range 5 Coast District, Plan 7759

Legal Notices

Examination For Apprentice Marine Pilots - Coastal Examinations for Apprentice Marine Pilots will be conducted by the Pacific Pilotage Authority, in February 2014, to establish a list of applicants eligible to become Apprentice Pilots in Areas 2, 3, 4 and 5 (COASTAL WATERS) of the Pacific Pilotage Region. Each applicant must be a Canadian citizen and be willing to undergo a medical examination to determine mental and physical fitness to perform the duties of a pilot. For information on certification and sea-time requirements, please refer to the Pacific Pilotage Regulations Sections 4 and 5. These regulations can be found on our webpage: (under Corporate Information). Applicants who believe they are qualified should submit a written request for an application form prior to 1530hrs on Friday, June 7, 2013 to:

Examination – President and CEO Pacific Pilotage Authority 1000 – 1130 West Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6E 4A4



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An information session on “BECOMING A COAST PILOT” will be held at the offices of the Pacific Pilotage Authority on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 1000hrs. Anyone considering this exciting vocation should attend this free session to get an understanding of the process.

No smoking. No pets $730 per month. References required.

Phone between 9am - 6pm 250-627-8123


Homes for Rent

The Pacific Pilotage Authority is accepting Expressions of Interest from qualified mariners interested in participating in a Marine Pilot Familiarization Program prior to examination as apprentice pilots. This program will run from August 2013 to August 2015.

PR. Available May 1st. Renovated three bedroom House. Gas heat. References. $950 Mo/rent. Two bedroom occupied suite downstairs. 250627-8911.

Rooms for Rent

Rooms Starting At $59/Daily, $299/Weekly, $899/Monthly, Contractors Welcome All-Inclusive. 250-600-1680

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

The eyes have it Fetch a Friend from the SPCA today!

PR: 3 bdrm townhouse for rent in quiet complex. Recently renovated, Located near Civic Centre/Pool. N/S, N/P. $950/mo. Hydro not incl. Avail. May 1st. Call 250-628-9433

Applicants must be Canadian citizens and willing to undergo a medical examination. For information on certification and sea-time requirements please refer to the Pacific Pilotage Regulations, Sections 4 and 5. The regulations can be found on our webpage: (under Corporate Information). Qualified applicants who are interested in this program should apply in writing prior to 1530 hrs on Friday, May 17, 2013 to:

Eating disorders are the deadliest of all mental illnesses. Learn more at

Director, Marine Operations Pacific Pilotage Authority 1000 - 1130 West Pender Street Vancouver, BC, V6E 4A4 email:

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737 Fraser Street • Prince Rupert, B.C • Ph: 250-624-8088 • Fax: 250-624-8085 • • • @northernview •

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2005 Chevrolet Optra CIB145972

$7,995 2007 Ford Ranger 4x4

2003 Jeep Liberty T3W668274

$10,900 2007 Honda Accord C7A804840

$15,500 $12,900 T7PA5515

2008 Chevrolet Aveo

2012 Chevrolet Impala




2010 Chevrolet Cobalt

$18,500 2010 Toyota Corolla



2010 Chevrolet Suburban

2010 Chrysler 300



$10,900 $14,500 $33,900 $19,900


MacCarthy Motors (Prince Rupert) Ltd

1001 Chamberlin Ave 1-866-624-9171 • 250-624-9171 Spring Service Special Oil Lube, Filter, Tire Rotation 44 Point Inspection

Starting at

$62.95 + Tax

Fuel System Flush Improve Power & Fuel Economy Clean Fuel Injectors Remove Intake Valve Deposits

$169.95 + Tax

NEW State of the Art Wheel Alignment $119.95 + Tax

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