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Cleanup went well, says official By Anna Killen Deputy Fire Chief Dave Jephson says his neutral stance on Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline hasn’t changed since visiting the place in Michigan where a company line broke and poured oil into a river there in 2010—but he does have a better understanding of what happens to a town after an oil spill. Jephson toured the Kalamazoo River spill site and surrounding area on a Enbridge-sponsored trip as a representative of the City of Terrace last week. Enbridge had offered to fly one council member as part of a 25-person delegation

from along the Northern Gateway pipeline route to Marshall, Michigan on May 8 to view the cleanup and speak with local officials. Jephson was chosen to represent the city after no council members were able to attend, citing work obligations and lack of passports. Of the 25 cities invited, only 13 sent representatives. Regardless of whether Enbridge paid for the trip or not, Jephson described it as worthwhile. “It was really interesting,” said Jephson. “I’m glad that someone from the city went. The intention on Enbridge’s behalf really was to bring people out that are along the proposed Northern Gateway

to look and see what happens at a spill, how it was cleaned up, and how different agencies work together.” The 2010 spill into the Kalamazoo River of an estimated 1 million US gallons of oil, which went undetected for hours, increased opposition to Enbridge’s plan to build the Northern Gateway pipeline across northern B.C. Cleanup efforts at the spill are set to total $1 billion. “The intention was not to go and come home and change peoples’ minds,” said Jephson. “Ultimately, I respect the decision that council has taken. I respect the no votes and the yes votes. I have lots

Cost stalls road work

THE CITY’S planned showcase road construction project for this year has been stalled for now because of costs. What was to be the reconstruction of the 4700 Block of McConnell between Eby and Sparks in the Horseshoe is now on hold while city officials pare down their original plan. The city has $600,000 earmarked in this year’s capital budget for a complete overhaul including the surface, subsurface, drainage and water line. But only one company – Bear Creek Contracting – submitted a bid and it came in at $825,973.75. That figure did include roadbed construction and drainage and water system replacement. But the price did not include paving, design, inspection or administration costs. The city has put the project out to tender once again, this time reducing some of the original requirements in order to minimize costs. “Modifications to the tender include the elimination of some works in the Eby St. intersection,” said city public works director Rob Schibli in an email. Work on other city road projects planned for this year started last week. Ranking high on that list is a repaving of Kenney St. on the southside. That project will include widening to accommodate a bicycle travel lane.

of friends that are on both sides of the fence.” In early 2012, in a majority vote, Terrace council declared its opposition to any project to transport oil by pipeline across the north. And councillor Stacey Tyers, in debate about the Michigan visit invitation, called it “propaganda.” Jephson has photos and firstperson details from Kalamazoo locals, city officials and managers, scientists and the president of Enbridge that he will use when reporting to council. “It’s amazing what a billion dollars does,” he said, noting that one local told him the water and marsh area was better now than it was be-

fore the spill because of extensive efforts by Enbridge to clean it and restore wildlife to the area. Part of the billion dollar price tag involved buying out 150 houses. Enbridge offered to buy the houses of people who no longer wanted to live in the area following the spill, and paid for them at assessed value, he said. The trip highlighted new technology and safety measures, as well as the cooperation between Enbridge and the different levels of government, said Jephson, noting the need to be open about pipeline routes and planning was also a focus.

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■■ Church celebrates knox united church secretary Pat McGinley stands with one of the 13 stained glass windows in the church May 9. This one dedicated to Vesta Douglas. The church is celebrating its 100th birthday this year and inviting everyone to its celebrations this weekend. For more, see page 20.

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She singled out former Skeena Mall manager Judi Hannon and city council member Brian Downie as playing important roles. The work crew came from a Terrace and District Community Services Society employment skills program. Christine Lozier from the services society noted the combined effort of the crew, volunteers and businesses in making contributions to the refurbishment. “We really need to beautify things here,” she said of the downtown area. “It’s very important to do these downtown projects,” Lozier said. City councillor Stacey Tyers, representing the city, said this project and others undertaken by groups and volunteers are important to the city given that it does not have a lot of money. “You should know how much we appreciate the work and effort you put into the community,” she said. The buildings are replicas of a post office, a butcher shop, a shoemaker, a barbershop, an info centre and two pub buildings, one of which also contains an undertaker’s business. One structure was designed by a person from Holland and built with brick from that country, said Allen during a tour. “The brick is red and that’s why it’s called the Red House,” he said.










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A REFURBISHED Tiny Town was put on display May 9 with city officials and citizens who played a role in preserving the collection of miniature buildings turning out to admire the handiwork of a work crew who spruced them up. The collection, originally built by Jim Allen as miniature replicas of 20 buildings in his Youghal, Ireland home town, now sports fresh paint and minor repairs sitting on a freshlygraveled surface with plenty of walking around room right next to the George Little House on Kalum. Tiny Town began life in the front yard of Allen’s Agar Ave. hometown, becoming a bit of a tourist attraction year round and a lighted winter village during the Christmas season. When circumstances dictated the buildings be moved from Allen’s yard and with the real possibility they might be taken to the landfill, a volunteer group was quickly formed to take them instead to an empty storefront in the Skeena Mall. And when the mall was bought and extensive renovations began there last year, the same group arranged for the move to city property next to the George Little House. “They were really saved twice,” noted Yvonne Moen, one of the volunteer group involved in both moves. “I think this project has been very important to all of us.”







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Vehicle lock up urged

TERRACE RCMP are warning people to make sure to lock their vehicle doors, following a conversation officers had with a convicted thief last week. The young man, officers said, told them he’ll likely continue to steal from vehicles in order to supplement his income. Without any current charges standing against the individual, officers said the man has been released. Locking your vehicle doors is the single most effective way to deter thieves, say police. But they also advise people not to leave valuables in plain sight in vehicles and as an extra precaution, to remove all valuables from vehicles when the vehicle has been left unattended. There have been 17 reported thefts from vehicles in the past month and in a majority of these cases, the vehicles were left unlocked, said police.


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There’s gold in that valley IT was no wonder a core sample resting on the table of a mining company caught the eye of many touring the trade show area of the Minerals North 2013 conference here in late April. Rich veins of gold running like streams through a valley bottom show the promise of a mineral development located near Stewart. There, in what Pretium Resources calls the Valley of the Kings, is enough high grade ore to justify at least a 16year underground mine life employing approximately 300 people. The ore body is rich enough that even the recent sharp fall in the price of gold won’t affect overall economics, says Joseph Ovsenek, a company vice president. “Not at all,” he said, adding the company is confident of the future based on extensive drilling and sampling so far. “Our numbers are very credible.” Workers at the site have been preparing a 10,000 tonne bulk sample for shipment with plans to truck it out starting next month. It’s going hand in hand with a feasibility study also expected in June leading to a planned project submission for environmental approval by the end of the year. Pretium (a Latin word meaning value or worth) was formed specifically to develop the Valley of the Kings, formally known as the Brucejack project, by buying the project from a company that held the property previously. It went public in the fall of 2010. “We were formed specifically to advance this project. That’s our only focus and our goal,” said Ovsenek. “We have the best undeveloped high grade underground gold project in the world.” The name Valley of the Kings was a name attached to the proj-

ect by Pretium leaving some people, said Ovsenek, wondering at first if there was some connection to the Egyptian pharaohs. Aside from the property’s gold potential, the Valley of the Kings has other benefits as well stemming from its location. The property is 75 kilometres from Hwy37 North via a gated road which branches off of Hwy37 North just north of Meziadin Junction. That places it relatively close to goods and services. And it’s one of the growing number of mineral properties that could connect to B.C. Hydro’s 287kV Northwest Transmission Line now under construction, providing reliable and stable power. A second power option would see it tie into the 138kV line running into Stewart from the Skeena Substation near Terrace. Diesel generators onsite would provide back up power if needed. Ovsenek said the company has also worked hard to establish commercial connections with First Nations companies in the area. Road construction has taken place through the Tahltan Nation Development Corporation and a company owned by the Skii km Lax Ha has constructed buildings, including a warehouse in Stewart. “We have every expectation of continuing our relationships so that they work for both parties,” said Ovsenek. The above ground and underground workforce would be as local as possible but some of the more skilled trades may come in from the outside. Based on no surprises during the environmental review, Pretium wants to be in production by 2016. “A lot of the issues have already been identified,” said Ovsenek.

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PRETIUM RESOURCES chief development officer Joseph Ovsenek stands with company chief exploration officer Ken McNaughton at Minerals North 2013. McNaughton’s t-shirt tells the story of the company’s drill results at its Valley of the Kings gold property which is located near Stewart.

As is the case with many industrial projects, the Valley of the Kings has to go through a provincial as well as federal review. But the company is working on as unified approach as possible in the interest of efficiency. Its tailings disposal plan does call for material to be placed in Brucejack Lake, although 50 per cent or more of the anticipated total tailings will be deposited back underground. The company is studying ways to increase the volume of tailings to be returned underground, thus reducing the amount that would be placed in the lake.

Airport numbers climb The Minerals North 2013 conference and peaking construction projects have sent April passenger numbers at Terrace’s Northwest Regional Airport soaring by almost 3,000 compared to April 2012, according to the latest passenger statistics. The 20 per cent increase from the 10,939 passengers in April 2012 to 13,150 this April sets a record dating back to 1997 when the airport’s governing body, the Terrace-Kitimat Airport Society, began keeping track, says facility manager Carmen Hendry, adding that he expects to maintain this level of growth until November. Airport statistics have become the bellwether for an area surging with billions of dollars of proposed investment into mining, natural gas and the infrastructure needed to maintain it. Right now most new arrivals are here to work on the Forrest Kerr run-of-river hydro dam on the Iskut River being built by Calgary’s AltaGas, the Rio Tinto Alcan aluminum smelter modernization project in Kitimat and the Northwest Transmission Line that runs 344 kilometres from the Skeena substation near Terrace north to

Bob Quinn on Hwy37 North, he said. “It reflects directly on us. When things are happening in the area it shows up in the numbers,” he said. The airport has been keeping pace with increasing traffic by improvements to the runway area, navigation systems and larger bathroom facilities, a project that is currently underway with mid-July set as a completion date. For now there is a portable trailer with washrooms outside. Hendry said the airport is also waiting to hear if an application for a federal grant for new approach lighting and runway lights is successful. That project would cost more than $3 million. In addition to more flights between Terrace and Vancouver, Hawkair and Central Mountain Airlines are to start a Terrace to Calgary service via Prince George in June. The service will take under three hours, said Hendry. The Northwest Regional Airport handles 52 per cent of passenger movement in the northwest and 53 per cent of aircraft movements. The airports in Prince Rupert and Smithers are responsible for the remainder.


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Performing perfection Pacific Northwest Music Festival showcases talented individuals in the region AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE Brass - Intermediate 13 to 15-years-old, Crystal Thomas Award - $150, Peter Nicholson Brass - Senior 16 to 25-years-old, Order of the Royal Purple Lodge 216 Award - $200, Andrew Johnstone Dance - Senior 16 to 25-years-old, Gemmas Boutiques Award - $200, Kendal Ruygrok Guitar - Junior 12-years-old and under, Copperside Foods Award - $100, Eileen Flach Guitar - Intermediate 13 to 15-years-old, Rotary Club of Terrace Award - $150, Sarah Flach Piano - Junior 12-years-old and under, Terrace Academy of Music Award - $100, David Leite Piano - Intermediate 13 to 15-years-old, Northern Industries Ltd. Award - $150, James Ryeburn Speech Arts - Junior 12-years-old and under, Park Avenue Medical Clinic Award $100, Hailey Murdoch Speech Arts - Intermediate 13 to 15-yearsold, Dr. J. D. Zucchiatti - $150, Sophia Zanardo Strings - Junior 12-years-old and under, Canadian Tire Award - $100, Malcolm Ne-

ifer Strings - Intermediate 13 to 15-years-old, Terrace Vision Care Award - $150, Taya Haldane Strings - Senior 16 to 25-years-old, Rona Centre Award, $200, Sandra Yoo Vocal - Junior 12-years-old and under, Ginny Lowrie Award - $100, Julia Yoo Vocal - Intermediate 13 to 15-years-old, Park Avenue Medical Clinic Award - $150, Miranda Juergensen Woodwind - Junior 12-years-old and under, Terrace Community Band - $100, Emily Barron Woodwind - Intermediate 13 to 15-yearsold, The Jim Steele Memorial Award - $150, Taya Haldane ScholarshipS Most Outstanding Jr. Performer, Terrace Water Polo Association, $250, Gillian Jardim, Dance Most Outstanding Intermediate Performer, Rio Tinto Alcan, $500, Caitlin Leblanc, Dance Most Outstanding Sr. Performer, Knights of Columbus, $1,000, tie, Andrea Pedro, Piano and Graeme Linton, Vocal See a complete list of award winners at under Community.


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Squeezed WITH the hard job of politicking now over, last night’s winning party now faces the even harder – and at times – impossible job of governing. There are promises to keep and slogans to adapt into policy – all with the realization that there are substantially no new monies with which to do it all. One of the bigger elephants in the room no party or government has fully acknowledged is Generation Squeeze, defined as the younger generation of people in their 30s and 40s hemmed in by high housing, high education costs and generally high living costs precariously balanced against the task of raising families. Generally speaking, Generation Squeeze advocates say the inevitable result is a reduced quality of life with more time by parents spent working to earn money to keep up, resulting in reduced family time, increased work absenteeism and the like. All of that has a social as well as a monetary cost to those families and to society as a whole. It would be incorrect to say society or any government can fix the situation. But Generation Squeeze advocates point out, for example, that programs to properly prepare children for school would reduce the numbers requiring specific attention and help later on. In turn this would lower overall educations costs, allowing schools to do more. Seems like a reasonable premise we could all support. ESTABLISHED APRIL 27, 1988

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ews this past week reported so many instances of irritating behaviour choosing the worst one isn’t easy. To begin, there was the 55-year-old Saskatoon man ticketed for driving without a seatbelt. Not that rare an occurrence even after years of mandatory seatbelt laws, except this man had his arms amputated following a boating accident 28 years ago. Unless he has a passenger who can assist him, he cannot wear a seatbelt. Yet he can drive; he has outfitted his vehicles with a special floormounted steering wheel he operates with his left foot. “Driving without a seatbelt puts this gentleman at risk,” a Saskatoon Police spokesperson said. “It puts the general public at risk. If there is a collision of any kind, he could lose his footing and not be able to steer the vehicle correctly.” Before issuing the $175 ticket, officers checked a Saskatchewan Government Insurance database and saw that Steve Simonar did not have a medical exemption on the books. Simonar said for years he carried a doctor’s


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CLAUDETTE SANDECKI note in his glove box explaining that he couldn’t fasten his seatbelt unassisted. He said he will now bring the doctor’s note to SGI and request a medical exemption. Simonar appeared before a judge to request his ticket be expunged. He was denied. He vows to fight the ticket all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. Why did this driver flout the seatbelt law for decades and drive without a proper exemption? He must have known he needed one, or else why did he ever have a doctor’s note in the first place? The second news item to stoke my ire was the reac-

tion of a Wisconsin church that had arranged for retired Green Bay Packer’s football player LeRoy Butler to speak in July to their young folk about bullying, something Butler has been doing at schools all over the country for years. Monday, after active NBA player Jason Collins “came out” as gay in a lengthy article published by Sports Illustrated, Butler tweeted, “Congrats to Jason Collins.” In a flash, the pastor of the Wisconsin church cancelled Butler’s speaking engagement. ‘”But if you apologize and take the tweet down and ask God for forgiveness,” the pastor said, “we’ll let you speak.” Butler refused to comply with the pastor’s conditions. Instead he passed up the chance to share his bullying experiences with the congregation’s children for a fee of $8500. Butler’s mother had taught her son to love everyone. Not so the pastor’s mother. The third irritating news item also involved a closed mind. Jenny’s Bridal Boutique in Saskatoon refused to let Rohit Singh, a transgender woman, try on bridal gowns.


Singh’s transformation from male to female is in progress. She is a beautiful woman except for a five o’clock shadow that will persist until she undergoes months of hormone treatment. She visited the boutique with her fiance and a female friend in search of the perfect wedding gown. But once the shop owner realized the dress was intended for Singh, not her female friend, the owner snatched the dress from Singh’s hands. She told Singh men aren’t allowed to try on dresses in Jenny’s. “To allow a man to try on a dress would make other, female customers uncomfortable.” In no time, 690 readers posted comments on the news article supporting Singh and denouncing the shop owner. Two days later about 100 people attended a protest rally and a human rights complaint has been lodged into the incident. Singh bought a new dress for the rally – but not from Jenny’s. With any kind of justice, Jenny’s Boutique will lose customers over this snub while other bridal shops around Saskatoon will gain customers.




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Douglas Channel could be become a busier marine highway if energy export plans at Kitimat come to fruition.

Can refinery have a golden future? Dear Sir: Well, David Black has now got Chinese backers for his oil port, refinery and pipeline plan in Kitimat. Good for him! There’s only one drawback to the idea at this moment. The looming currency crash. The Gods of Mammon seem to like September/ October for such events and pundits are predicting it for this year.


That means your entire worth is going to be numbers in a banker’s computer. Are you really going to be worth anything? They could base it on a revised Gold Standard but the Bible says the gods are going to heap gold and precious things for the Last Days – James 5. Governments might base your worth on the gross domestic product [GDP], the amount the country is worth

by what is produces. There won’t be a bail out like there was in 2008, say pundits. In that case, Mr. Black’s idea of an oil refinery will be most handy. But there’s a crunch. Will supertankers be able to navigate those hairpin turns in the Douglas Channel? It’s not a question of if there’s going to be an oil spill, but when. Having tug boats tow them

out is okay to start with but if there’s another economic downturn they may go with austerity plans to streamline expenses. Speaking of streams, where are they going to dump the waste? We’re talking about oil sands [if the pipeline is approved] and the sands of the bitumen have to go somewhere. In the deserts of the mideast it’s easy but here we have

a more fragile environment that allows no impact at all. And stop lying to the public! Good grief, there’s enough of that with the politicians. I’m sure Mr. Black can write an article for The Terrace Standard and explain that to us. It’s the environmental impact I’m afraid of and so are a lot [a LOT] of other people, eh? Brian Gregg, Terrace. B.C.

Dear Sir: I recently released information on fluoride in our drinking water. A comment was made that no proof could be found supporting that fluoride reduces IQ. Harvard University School of Medicine conducted a four-year study, encompassing 18 individual studies as well their own results. Their results were unanimous: fluoride lowers IQ, causes neurological damage, and bone cancer. These studies and reports are all available on the internet. I encourage all members of the community to investigate for themselves. Fact: As little as 1/10 of an ounce of fluoride can kill a 100-pound adult. Fact: It is a waste byproduct of aluminum and tin industries. Fact: It is the primary ingredient in rat and cockroach poisons, and a basic ingredient in Prozac and Sarin nerve gas. Barry Prince, Terrace, B.C.

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nvestment advisors and stock brokers often use the phrase “climbing a wall of worry,” an image meant to encourage investors by noting that investing in the future can still be worthwhile, even when that future looks grim. It might further be worth noting that the future has always looked grim. From Moses’ predictions of Egypt’s famine in Biblical antiquity to short sellers on today’s stock market and ecological prognostications of climatic Armageddon, there has always been plenty of bad news for those who recognize it when they see it. (Those familiar with my writing know that one of my traits is my own mordant perception of imagined future possibilities – eco-collapse of various sorts, pipeline ruptures, hideous forms of social injustice including racism and warfare, economic malfunction based on corruption, resource limits, etc – there are plenty of options to choose from.) While I can’t realistically disown such possibilities or even likelihoods, there are some reasons for optimism, as well. Our

cup is at least half full just now, and despite threats on many horizons, we might do well at least sometimes to heed the advice of ancient Persian poet Omar Khayyam: “Unborn tomorrow and dead yesterday – why fret about them if today be sweet?” There’s still wine on the rack. But there is also argument to be made for thinking about the future, and acting responsibly. As the Islamic aphorism argues, “Trust in God, but tie your camel.” So what positives are being created and perceived these days? Millions of people are making daily efforts to address and enhance our problematic future. From the microcosms of individual choices to the policies and actions of corporations and governments, plenty is happening. I’ve noticed a lot more bikes on Terrace roads recently, and not simply because we finally have favourable weather. Citizens from toddlers to senior citizens are visible pedaling around the community. Getting cars off the street is a good thing: fewer greenhouse gases, less noise, less threat of serious physical accidents, less air

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AL LEHMANN pollution, as well as the benefits of healthful exercise. Let’s get pedaling! Shoppers are beginning to get the hang of carrying reusable bags with them, particularly to the supermarket. We’re simply wasting less plastic. Communities are planning how to increase their resilience. Resilient Communities Canada is a non-profit society and registered charity dedicated to fostering sustainable community development, to enhancing local economies and

food security, and to educating the public about climate change and energy issues. The organization, party of a much larger global network of resiliency organizations, is based in Abbotsford. Resilient communities are better prepared for unexpected “crashes:” energy shortages, earthquakes, climate emergencies, fuel shortages, flooding, etc. (Check out for links to everything from food security to peak oil, including recommended reads and recommended videos.) Various foundations and citizen groups are actively pursuing better knowledge of how to cope with projected future problems. The Trottier Energy Futures Project is part of a series of investigations into how Canada can remain prosperous while making the transition to a sustainable, lowcarbon energy future. By their overview, contrary to the hysteria generated by the fossil fuel industry, we can make this transition reasonably painlessly, generating employment and new industry as we proceed. Globally, entrepreneurs recog-

nize that our dilemmas will handsomely reward any new processes that can help limit the current damage we are suffering from too much atmospheric CO2 and that can wean us from our fossil fuel dependency. One idea is to use solar power to add energy to natural gas, making it 20 per cent more powerful. A doctoral student in Australia recently proposed using nanotechnology to create solar paint, a surface coating that acts as a photovoltaic generator. Corporations are struggling with every means possible to limit waste. sports daily stories of corporations increasingly pursuing “triple bottom line” policies and working to save energy. Even some governments are getting with the program: Australia has a Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. Based on favorable government policies, Germany is getting about a quarter of its energy from renewables today, a huge step forward. We can do it, too. Let’s. Retired English teacher Al Lehmann lives in Terrace, B.C.


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CITY OF TERRACE PUBLIC NOTICE OFFILE INTENTION PHOTO DISPOSAL OF LAND mass band made up of elementary students from local schools played last year at Suwilaaks



School, the culmination of a band weekend sponsored by the Dare to Dream Foundation.


TAKE NOTICE THAT, in accordance with the Community Charter, the Council of the City of Terrace intends to dispose of the lands legally described as a portion of Lot A, DL 361, Range 5 Coast District Plan PRP41812 and a portion of Lot B, DL 361, Range 5, Coast District Plan 6992 (a portion of the former Co-op property) totaling 2.79 acres to Superior Lodging Corp. for the purchase price of $877,500 plus applicable taxes.

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THE GROUP formed to preserve band music edu- trained elementary teacher who can teach reading THIS who NOTICE IS does GIVENmusic, IN ACCORDANCE cation in elementary schools says it's been given as- and arithmetic and also or do we WITH SECTION 26 OF THE COMMUNITY surances there won't be any changes. hire a music specialist to teach reading and arithGeorge Clark of the Dare to Dream Foundation metic,” he said. CHARTER, AND AMENDMENTS THERETO. says it was given those assurances in a meeting last “That's the problem. And we are clearly on the Alisa Thompson, week with senior Coast Mountain school district side that reading and arithmetic are key to children officials. Less certain, he said, is the impact on mu- being successful in all ofCorporate their school,” he said, notAdministrator sic instruction. ing that the district is not cutting any of the fine arts At issue is the plan to do away with specific mu- prescribed curriculum, which calls for music, art, Cars - Sports Cars - Sports sic instruction provided by a specialist teacher at and drama. two of the city's elementary schools, Cassie Hall He said that no&decision has been set in stone, Imports & Imports and French-immersion Ecole Mountainview, in fa- and it could very well happen that music specialists vour of a broad-based fine arts program. are rehired at Cassie Hall and Ecole Mountainview. That's similar to what was put in place last year Layoff notices to teachers with lower seniority are at Suwilaawks Community School. Untouched, issued each May, with jobs posted and hired for for now, are music programs taught by specialist throughout the summer. teachers at Uplands Elementary and Thornhill ElBut Terrace and District Teacher's Union presi4 dr, Auto, Am/FM/CD, ementary, in part because of staff seniority at those dent Cathy Lambright says the district and school schools. administrators at Ecole Mountainview A/C, very cland ean Cassie While Clark said there was no specific reason Hall made a mistake by not consulting parents ear62,840 kms, given for the planned Cassie Hall and Ecole Moun- lier. tainview changes, Dare to Dream is satisfied band “They should have gone to their [parent advi#TMT161 instruction won't largely be affected. sory committee],” she said, noting that the union “As long as there won't be any reduction in the was also not consulted. amount of time for band, we'll be satisfied,” he said. 60/40 JET Hiring OUTBOARDa non-music specialist at Ecole MountaAnd Clark said Dare to Dream was told the W/CONTROLS inview could be setting a teacher up for failure, she Limited,from Leather, Heatparents' ed Seats, Suwilaawks conversion to a fine arts program has said, noting the level of expectation been largely successful. with regards to music education atMoonroof, that CD/MP3, school. Auto, P/W, Suwilaawks principal Pam Kawinsky says the And she questions how this will affect P/L, 80,565 kms the munew program engages all students and is integral sic festivals, which music specialist teachers play a to the school, in part because of the passion of the key role in, and whether the same quality program teachers. the community #4192A sees with music will occur with fine “Our fine arts program continues to intertwine arts. each of the four areas, music, dance, drama and “Because it is so school based, and because it is visual arts,” she said. so personnel dependent, there may be able to be a “With such a wide variety of individual passions, wonderful fine arts program, and when that teach4 dr. Hatchback, our goal is to have each child find ways to use their ers retires, moves on, quits, changes schools, what A/C, P/W, Keyless Entry, creativity to enhance their school experience,” she happens to the program at that school?” 72,770 kms said, noting that the students have had many relThere also needs to be better continuity for the evant opportunities to showcase their skills, includ- district as a whole, she said, with more of a longing videos, flash mobs, music performances, and term plan that is#TMT171 communicated clearly to staff and the student art gallery. parents. Speaking to fine arts programming in the disThat's one area George Clark says will be imtrict, school board chair Art Erasmus says over the proved on his end, with two meetings a year beyears the district has at times focused on music at tween Dare to Dream and the school district, one in the expense of drama and art. April and the other in October. What's more, with shrinking school populations “This way we'll know in April what's going to 2000 Dodge Great and West in October how things are working there are not full-time positions available for music happen Camper Van. 99,000 km, 18 specialists. out,” said Clark. 4912 Highway 16 West, Terrace, BC V8G 1L8 mi/gal. Sleeps 2, Stove, or 1-800-313-6558 “It's a staffing issue,” he said. Clark, parents 250-635-6558 and music teachers are expected Fridge, Microwave, Bathroom, Tires. Ask-school districtDL#5957 “We are left with the choice of saying, do we Rooftop do A.C. at New tonight's meeting to speak the KYLE to GONZALEZ 250-615-5589 the music piece as necessary as a person who ising a$26,000.issue.






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Oil container springs a leak Dear Sir: Recently I was in Kitimat for church business and, having some time to spare, I made my way to the City Centre Mall. I stumbled upon the office of Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines Ltd. The door was locked so I gazed in the window when suddenly a young lady appeared, unlocked the door and invited me in for a tour. She was very gracious and kind allowing me the freedom to walk around and look at the various items on display. As I was looking and walking around the office she spoke to me about the proposed project. Having undiagnosed Attention Deficit Disorder, I wasn’t paying much attention to the details but was more interested in the display items. The first thing that caught my attention was a two-foot long sample tow rope. (I was once a tree climber, so I take great interest in ropes!) As I was looking around at the other display items and she was speaking about the proposed project, I addressed one of the topics she brought up – the transport of oil down the Douglas Channel. I said to her: “most people I talk to are concerned with oil being transported down the channel.” She assured me that Enbridge is doing their best to prevent a spill by mandating double hull vessels. Satisfied with her answer I asked about the transport of oil from the tar sands to Kitimat concerned about the pipeline being ruptured by mountain slides, etc. After all, snow accumulation in the Kitimat Valley can reach heights of twenty to thirty feet. Again she assured me that Enbridge will have road accessibility twelve months a year along the pipeline route and that a fiber optic sensor will be in the pipe line and in the “un-

likely” event of a rupture, the sensor will alert an office person in Edmonton to shut down the line. (I hope that office person does not have the same problem I have!) Somewhat satisfied and not really wanting to be cantankerous and not wanting to listen anymore, I wandered over to several small containers of sample oil displayed on a shelf that caught my attention. There were three sealed containers, two b l a c k contain“I reached for ers and the thick mucky one that one, a sample of l o o k e d the oil that would like pure be transported w a t e r . through the Iaboutasked this pipe.” latter one and she gave some answer that I didn’t hear as I was more interested in the other two containers. One was black but runny and a third one that was very black, thick, and mucky. My ADD was getting the best of me. I reached for the thick mucky one as that, she explained, was a sample of the oil that would be transported through the pipe. I took the thick black mucky one, only to discover that it was leaking all over the shelf. That’s how I knew it was mucky and yucky. As I held it up in full view of the nice lady who gave me the tour, I said: “Enbridge can’t even keep this two ounce sealed container from leaking.” So ended my tour of the office of Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines office in the City Centre Mall of Kitimat. Father Terry Brock, Terrace, B.C.

Political parties need watching Dear Sir: Recent letters to the editor, notably by Brian Gregg, and opinion columns, especially from Malcolm Baxter, have spoken about B.C. politics, which is good. However there have been many changes in the past 35 years in politics and in the age of the population and in immigration. In my opinion election information for all concerned is the responsibility of the media to give us unbiased, detailed and balanced reporting. That should include all parties and their leaders who are competing for the overall leadership of this province. This must include their achievements and their screw ups. It must include their vision of British Columbia for the next 50 years and not concern their pensions or their party politics. And most importantly, are these

parties and leaders prepared to bring back principles and character into politics. Sadly, the information or rather, propaganda, today is provided by the political parties through the media. Perhaps that’s because of a lack of education in the schools as it comes shortly before an election and offers very little to the electorate in order that voters can make a sound choice. That is especially for those that do not follow regularly our politics. Today in Canadian politics some parties, I believe, lack vision, principle and character. They try to change names and colours. They do not use the Canadian flag at their gatherings. Others try to resurrect themselves by using different names. So voters be aware: a wolf changes only its fur and not its nature. Leon Dumstrey-Soos, Kitimat, B.C.


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Demolition continues WORK continued last week on the demolition of one of three Little Ave. buildings ordered taken down by the city earlier this year. All that was left of the decaying Second World War vintage building owned by Lloyd Wittkowski late last week were foundations, assorted lumber and a collection of older appliances and furnace duct work. Wittkowski, using family members and other volunteer labour, has been salvaging what usable lumber there is with every intention of selling it. “It’s hemlock and they don’t make that anymore,” he said of some of what he has salvaged. Walls were cut into modular shapes making them suitable, Wittkowski continued, for sheds and smaller outbuilding structures. He’s also had the help of roofer Mike Brousseau who wants to buy the property with an eye to placing large storage and shipping containers on it to con-

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More than money needed by docs IT MAY be the money that attracts physicians to rural and remote B.C. communities but it is what happens inside those communities which may convince them to stay, says Dr. Shelley Ross, president of the B.C. Medical Association. In the northwest to wrap up a provincial tour, Ross, who is from Burnaby, said employment or activities for spouses, schools for their children, and general lifestyle amenities are increasingly playing an important role in deciding if a physician stays in a rural or remote community. Attracting a physician was given a specific boost recently when the province pledged to provide $100,000 each to fill 20 empty physician spots around the province. The plan for this area is to attract an anesthesiologist to Terrace and a GP to Kitimat. “They have to stay for three years or they have to pay everything back,” said Ross. “But by the end of three years we hope the spouse is settled in, the kids are in schools they like and they’ve begun to put down roots.” Still, Ross said money is important, pointing out that by the time a physician is ready to practice, he or she could easily have amassed a tidy sum in student loans. “We have to make sure we stay competitive,” said Ross in adding that last year was the first time that more doctors left B.C. then

Dr. Shelley Ross arrived or set up practice. She acknowledged the role that a UBC satellite medical school at the University of Northern BC is playing in training physicians but noted its real success would come in recruiting northerners as students in the first place. In any event, Ross warned of a shortage of doctors beginning within the next decade as retirements outstrip new entries. The average age of a GP is approximately 50 while the average age of a specialist is 55. Some of this may be due to the numbers being trained but Ross points to another reality – just as many if not more women are now being trained as doctors as are men. “So many are now women in their child bearing years. When they are ready to practice they are in their 30s and they realize they had better get going on the family things,” said Ross. And that may take them out of full time work for a number of years. Ross also says newer

generations of physicians, both male and female, want more family time, a shift from older physicians who would work more hours. “It’s a generational thing,” she said, adding that it affects professions other than just medicine. And because newer doctors work less than older ones, more new doctors need to be trained than older ones retiring, said Ross. “We need two new doctors to replace an older one,” she said. Canada was at one time able to rely on countries like South Africa to provide doctors but international situations have changed. South Africa, for example, won’t allow Canadian authorities to inspect their medical schools and without those schools receiving accreditation, their physicians aren’t recognized by Canada. “That door has closed,” said Ross of South African physicians. Canadians who went overseas to get their medical training present a potential replacement pool but provincial regulations need to change, Ross continued. It’s easier and more efficient for returning Canadians to fulfill requirements to practice in other provinces than in B.C., said Ross. “It’s not quite right now but it could be,” she said. Ross said the medical association will continue to push the government for the regulatory changes needed to better accept Canadians trained abroad.

Fined for pot possession HANGING ONTO another person’s drugs, a circumstance discovered after police stopped a car for speeding on the Nisga’a Highway, has cost a man $230 in fines. Alvin Tremblay, 31, was ordered to pay a fine of $200 plus a $30 victim fine surcharge by Judge Terry Wright in provincial court here May 10. On March 30, 2012, Lisims/Nass Valley RCMP stopped a vehicle for speeding and the officer noted a smell of fresh marijuana as he approached the vehicle, court heard. Four people were in the car and identified themselves to officers when asked, court heard. When police asked if any drugs were in the vehicle, Tremblay handed over five marijuana cigarettes, saying that was all he had and that they were

handed to him by someone else in the car, court heard. He was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and he stated that the marijuana was for his personal use, court heard. Tremblay’s fine would be taken out of the $311 police seized during the arrest and the difference then returned to Tremblay. The court accepted Tremblay’s reason for having the money – it was to pay for tickets for a basketball game the group was going to when stopped by police, court heard. Crown and defence had submitted a joint sentencing suggestion of a $200 fine, which Wright agreed to saying Tremblay’s previous record only had one drug conviction from 2001.


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NOTICE OF POWER INTERRUPTION NASS VALLEY, MEZIADIN JUNCTION AND DISTRICT OF STEWART We will be making electrical system improvements north of Terrace on Friday, May 17. To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately 12 hours.

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Jail sentence could be ‘lifesaver’: judge

GOING TO jail could save an addict’s life if he takes advantage of the treatment programs available to him. Supreme court judge Mr. Justice Neill Brown told Rodney Kerr, 52, that during his reasons for sentencing here May 10. “In my view, a custodial sentence could well save his life,” said Brown about sentencing Kerr. Kerr was sentenced to 14 months in jail and two years on probation after a jury found him guilty of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking May 9 following a three-and-a-half day trial. Sentencing was delayed a day

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He’s here to help you roll to work By Josh Massey THERE’S A bike wizard in town. Chris Gee likes to ride, and he wants you to do the same. Working his magic for Bike To Work Week (May 27 - June 2), he’s been flying around with a bag full of tools to do free tune-ups for participating businesses and organizations. To qualify, at least 25 per cent of a workplace must commit to either biking or walking to work at least once during Bike to Work Week. The offer is in effect until the start of the week, May 27. Gee will also be at the Skeena Valley Farmers Market May 25 to do tune ups. Gee likes to show people the ropes so they can take care of their own bikes: - Oil the chain correctly to avoid staining pant/dress bottoms. Apply a very small amount to the lower half of the chain. Use a rag to wipe down the sides and bottom of the chain to get rid of crud. - Examine the brakes to make sure the pads fully touch the rim when applied. - Fill up tires using a pump with a gauge or a handheld gauge to get the correct pounds per square inch needed. This number is located on a tire’s outer wall. - If the gears make rattling noises, play with the barrel adjuster (which is a tiny twist knob on the end of the derailleur) turning it in small increments and rotating the pedals until the sound goes away. Gee is also advocating for safety during Bike To Work Week. “Safety is a main concern,” Gee said. “It starts with a helmet, and you’re safer with full tires.” He also wants to mend stereotypes. According to Gee, recently-disgraced cycling champ Lance Armstrong presented a faked, overblown image of the cyclist: a rocketeer in futuristic Spandex breaking speed barriers on 100 km sprints. Gee prefers a no-rush European approach. He pioneered a program in Prince George very similar to the one


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Trial proceeds on currency seizure A JUDGE has thrown out a defence lawyer’s argument that a customs officer’s search of a man’s car that turned up more than $80,000 was against the man’s charter rights. Judge Calvin Struyk told the court that Benjamin Fromme’s words and demeanor after being stopped at the border between Hyder and Stewart gave the customs officer sufficient reason to search his vehicle in giving his reasons for his decision on the voir dire, a hearing to decide if evidence from crown or defence is admissible. “All travellers entering Canada have a reasonable expectation to be searched [which] is not a charter right protected under the charter [of rights and freedoms],” said Struyk in giving his reasons for his decision in provincial court here May 2. A customs officer can search a person’s vehicle if the driver fails to report importation of money totalling more than $10,000

that is in his vehicle, or on board another conveyance coming into the country, said Struyk. It falls under the authorized screening that any person is potentially subject to, said Struyk. Just after 2 a.m., Nov. 6, 2010, the Canadian Border Services Agency officer at the Canada customs office on the border between Hyder, Alaska and Stewart, B.C. saw a vehicle drive past into Hyder, stop briefly, then turn around and attempt to re-enter Canada, court heard. The driver told the customs officer he had got lost on his way to Smithers and needed directions to get there, court heard. The customs officer said she would give him directions but had a few questions for him first, court heard. When asked, he told her he was going to Smithers to buy quads and repeated that he was lost and needed directions, court heard.

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him and told him it was for failing to properly declare the money as required. He indicated he understood and she told him he had a right to a lawyer. Fromme said he wanted to talk to the lawyer. A back up officer was called and he helped Fromme talk to a lawyer by providing him with a cell phone, court heard. The customs officer continued the search of the car and counted the money, $80,000 in U.S. and Canadian currency. Defence argued that once he asked for a lawyer the search should’ve stopped so what was found was inadmissible, court heard. “The response of Mr. Fromme more than revealed [he] had created grounds for arrest. The accused is essentially compelled in these circumstances to answer questions about how much is in the package but he implicates himself,” said Struyk. Fromme’s court case continues later this summer.

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Vickers brings ‘light’ here A WELL-KNOWN Canadian artist tells the story of a First Nations legend with his beautiful artwork in a new book and he’ll be here to read from it next week. Roy Henry Vickers, who was born in Greenville and who now lives in Hazelton, tells a story about a boy named Weget destined to bring light to the earth, which is covered by darkness, in Raven Brings the Light.

With the help of a raven skin that allows him to fly and transform into whatever he wants, he leaves Haida Gwaii and finds the Chief of the Heavens, who keeps light in a box. It’s up to Weget to see if he can find a way to trick the chief and bring light to earth. Although the story can be traced back 3,000 years – archeologists have found petroglyphs of Weget’s journey on the Skeena

and Nass rivers – Vickers’ version comes from Chester Bolton, chief of the ravens, from the Village of Kitkatla. Twenty of Vickers’ drawings bring the story to life, a story that Vickers says “belongs to the people of the northwest coast.” He teamed up with historian Robert “Lucky” Budd, who focuses on preserving and restoring oral histories, for the book. Although Vickers is best known around

the world for his iconic prints, he is also an accomplished carver, storyteller, author and a recognized leader in the First Nations community. For more details on Vickers’ reading and book signing, see City Scene on page 21.

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Knox United celebrates 100 years KNOX UNITED Church reaches a milestone this year and with it, come celebrations to mark the occasion. The church has been through a lot of highs and lows in its 100 years but the spirit of the congregation and others have kept it going strong, indicates a series of church facts prepared for the occasion. Before 1913, the Presbyterian and Methodist people of Terrace worshipped together. They were generally served by a Methodist missionary who served the Skeena River region, a circuit that included several small communities along the river – Terrace, Gitsegukla, Kitselas and Cedarvale. In May 1913, a Presbyterian student missionary arrived in Terrace and a Presbyterian congregation was organized shortly after his arrival. An item in the Prince Rupert Daily News, dated 11 July, 1913 said “The Presbyterians of this town (Terrace) have decided to erect a church in the near future.” The decision to build had been made at a meeting in Progress Hall on May 18, 1913. Lots on Lakelse Avenue were purchased from city founder George Little and building went ahead. The congregation built a church and it was dedicated on Aug. 31, 1913. In October 1913 it was named Knox Presbyterian Church. The formation of the ladies guild was a godsend because those hardy workers took charge of fundraising and assisted in many ways, the church history continues. On June 10, 1925. Knox Presbyterian voted to become part of the United Church of Canada. It was then known as Knox United Church. Out of the 11 ministers who served the

congregation between 1913 and 1925, nine were student ministers and two were ordained. In 1949, the original church burned down. The gloom which pervaded the congregation the Sunday morning following the fire was broken by one lady, Mrs. Madsy Brandis. She offered to contact her relatives in Amerfoort, Holland and ask them to locate a bell for the church. It was an interesting incentive to encourage the congregation to get on with the task of rebuilding and a gesture of appreciation for the kindness shown to Dutch immigrants. Mrs. Brandis’s relatives eventually contacted a General Vrijdug, who offered a brass bell which was on his estate. The bell was carefully crated along with a wrought-iron bell support. It was to be placed atop the rebuilt church in a bell tower especially designed for it. The annual meeting was held in the new church on February 22, 1950. Easter Sunday 1950 was the first time the bell rang in Terrace. There had been talk about building a new manse for 14 years and in 1956 work began. It was finished in 1959. Because the church was felt to be too small, a property committee was formed to look for a new church site. In 1964, the manse property was sold, as well as the church property. The present property was purchased at that time from Bill Dale. The church building was moved to that property and, as in the past, the Odd Fellows Hall was used for services during the move. In 1965, a new and larger building was erected on the property and was dedicated in February 1966. When the church was re-roofed at the end of the decade, the bell tower was taken down

and the bell was placed in storage. The 50th anniversary of the United Church was celebrated in 1975. Rev. Harold Allen and Rev. George Keenleyside were amongst those present for the February 9 service. In 1989, five members of Knox United decided to build a new tower for the bell so that it might once again ring out. Peter Nicholson, Ted Wilson, Cam Simons, George Laxton and Ron Lennan all donated their talents to building the tower. Since the original bell support was missing, a new type of yoke was needed. This was done with the aid of machine work to adapt some selfaligning bearings. Welding was donated by Johnny’s Welding. George Hagen also contributed his welding skills to the project. Once the tower was completed, the problem was how to lift it in place. Raincoast Cranes came to the rescue. Milt Lindsay used a 3.5-tonne crane to maneuver the tower into position on March 20, 1990. And on Easter Sunday 1990, the bell rang out once again. Knox United Church has sponsored First Terrace Scouts for 80 years and the Scout Hall on the property is still in use by them today. Three memorial windows have been added to the sanctuary. As of July 15, 2012, there were 13 stained glass windows in the church and another one being planned. The installation of stained glass windows began with the Rev. Wallace (Wally) Hargrave, who came to Terrace as the minister for Knox United Church in the fall of 2001. One day from the pulpit, he asked if anyone would be interested in installing a stained glass window as a memoriam in the church. Rosie Cruickshank,


top: Knox United Church, then known as Knox Presbyterian Church, in 1918 • Below, the youth choir in 1978.

whose husband George had died a number of years previously, had been waiting for just such an opportunity to have a stained glass window installed in his memory. Joseph Claude Rioux, who had a lot of experience working with stained glass, designed the first window for Rosie Cruickshank – a dove, overlaying a beautiful golden cross, and it started a trend. The second window was purchased by the United Church women’s group to honour the women of the church. The third window was designed to honour the church music, a very important part of Knox. Subsequent windows were installed to remember longtime residents and supporters of Knox – Ev Clift, Joan Sparks, Vesta Douglas,

Arnold Ferretti, Tia Azak, ”Junior” Gingles, Ron Lennan, Jean Strangway, and Marion Clift. The 14th window is to be in memory of all the pioneer families, in particular the parents and grandparents of Carole (Sproule) and Jack Julseth, who settled and helped open up the Terrace area. Celebrations for the 100th anniversary of Knox United include a musical at 7 p.m. May 19 and a Strawberry Tea Social drop-in from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 20. Everyone is welcome to attend. Church staff have made up 100 colour brochures with history of the church and bookmarks among other items to be given away for the celebration. A children’s carnival is planned for the fall. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The bell is installed in the new belfry in 1990.

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Elementary students stand up together against bullies STUDENTS HOSTED an anti-bullying assembly to share their stories and encourage each other to stand up to bullies May 8. Jared Daumont talked about being bullied, stating in primary school and into elementary school. He would not want to go to school while the bullying continued. He started taking taekwondo and that helped him. “I said to my bully ‘I’m a blue belt and western Canadian champ and I won’t let you pick on me,” he told the school. The physical bullying stopped but it continued verbally. He says the simple question “Why?” brought out a bunch of reasons from his bully, who he says he has resolved things with. As he became more confident, he would stand up not only for himself but for any friends who were being bullied too. Everyone needs to stand up and use their voices to stop bullying, he said. “Someone will always be there to help you,” he said. Daumont also urged teachers to listen when someone says they’re being bullied and help. He credited Thornhill Elementary teacher Susan Rusch for always being there for him. His sister Jordyn came by from Skeena Middle School to sing True Colours and tell the students that it means to embrace who you are and not let people change you. “You are who you are meant to be,” she said. Allyson Parkes and Katarina Wriglesworth talked about cyber-bullying, saying it was when a person says bad things about someone else on Facebook, Twitter, email or texting. They’re difficult to stop because they’re hiding behind the mask of a computer screen, but they can be blocked or you can tell your parents if you’re being cyber-bullied. A21

Volunteer tutors needed Give of your time to help others. Volunteer Tutors are needed to work with Literacy or English-as-a -Second language learners for two hours a week. Many people are waiting for tutors. Free tutor training will start soon – 7 three hour sessions (times and days to be determined) Space is limited – enrol NOW. Contact Literacy Terrace at 250 638-1330 or come to Volunteer Terrace at 3235 Emerson Street.


jared daumont, his sister Jordyn, left, and Aedin Buhr sing at the antibullying assembly at Thornhill Elementary May 8.


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■■ THORNHILL PUB: Free pool Wed., Sun., karaoke night Thurs. Karin and Mark provide music every Fri. and Sat. 7 p.m. Shuttle service if you need a ride. ■■ LEGION Branch 13: Meat draws every Sat. – first draw at 4:30 p.m. Steak Night is the first Fri. of each month. ■■ GEORGE’S PUB: Free poker Sun. 1 p.m.-7 p.m. and Wed. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Karaoke Sun. Live weekend entertainment. May 17, 18 Bad Reputation; May 24, 25 The Killbillies (from Prince George); May 30 Canadian Cover Girlz Bikini Revue; May 31, June 1 Accelerators. Shuttle service if needed. ■■ mt. layton lounge: Open daily noon-11 p.m. Free pool, darts and shuffleboard. Located at Mt. Layton Hotsprings just off Hwy37 South between Terrace and Kitimat. ■■ beasleys mix: Karaoke every Fri. night. In the Best Western.


■■ terrace art gallery presents the annual Youth Exhibition, showcasing the artwork of local youth groups and schools, until May 25. Free admission. Donations accepted. For more info., www. or call 638-8884. ■■ Terrace Art Club is at the Terrace Art Gallery Mondays at 7 p.m. Open studio format. Please bring your own art supplies. Free. All skill levels welcome. For more, call Maureen 635-7622. ■■ INTRO. TO LINEN and gouache: Learn about linen as a medium and how to effectively transfer images without the use of solvents from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 25. All students will be provided with materials to complete their very own stretched linen work of art in the workshop. Beginners welcome. There is a cost to take part. For more details, contact Laura 641-0226 or email


■■ Reading and Book Signing: please join Roy Henry Vickers at Waap Galts’ap at Northwest Community Col-

lege as he signs copies of his new book, Raven Brings the Light: A Northwest Coast Legend 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 21. Join us for desserts and to hear Roy read at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. For more details, contact Melanie Wilke, library coordinator.


■■ come to Jackstock 2013, a benefit dance for the Canadian Cancer Society, May 25 at the Thornhill Community Centre. Doors open at 8 p.m. Must be 19 years of age to attend. Tickets on sale at All Seasons Source for Sports. For more details, call Taryn 635-4895. ■■ Student Art Auction for the month of May is at Don Diegos, showcasing our high school students’ talents in mixed media, including photography, woodwork, metal art work, paintings and drawings. Silent bidding sheets are hung with each piece of art to bid on. Auction ends May 31. All proceeds go to the Cal prom. Sponsored by Don Diegos and Ideas Notable Design.



on the zone May 17th - 7:00pm Festival Registration at the McColl Playhouse May 18th - 7:30pm Terrace Little Theatre presents “Perfect Pie” May 19th - 7:30pm On Cue Players Kitimat presents “Conflagration” May 19th - 8:45pm Harbour Theatre Prince Rupert presents “One Spring Morning”

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Terrace Standard

Community Calendar

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

COMMUNITY EVENTS MAY 15 – Better at Home is offering money to non-profit agencies to help seniors live at home longer by providing needed non-medical services. You (seniors, caregivers, or interested parties) are invited to a meeting to determine and review the needs of seniors living in their own homes to hear what service agencies are offering to meet those needs from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  at the Happy Gang Seniors Centre. For more details, call Diana Penner 638-1626. MAY 18 – The Greater Terrace Beautification Society hosts its annual perennial plant sale at 8:30 a.m. at the farmers market. For more details, call Kerry 635-7113 or Chris 638-1049. MAY 19, 20 – Knox United Church celebrates its 100th anniversary. Come celebrate with us. Lots of activities for all ages. MAY 25 - The Skeena Diversity Society hosts its third annual Diversity Health Fair, to provide available health services information from a wide range of health practitioners, from 11 a.m. till 4 p.m. at the Arena Banquet Room.  This year’s theme is “Prevention of Chronic Illness” and includes a variety of exhibitors offering on-site health screening, exercise demonstrations, and cooking demonstrations.  Free admission for this family friendly community event. For more details, contact the Skeena Diversity Society at 635-6530 or see Organized by Skeena Diversity Society with financing from the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Services Agencies of BC, the provincial and federal governments and support from volunteers, Northern Health Authority, City of Terrace, Aqua Clear, and many others. MAY 25, 26 – Come and meet fellow Francophones and Francophiles from Terrace, Kitimat, Smithers and Prince Rupert. Golf Scramble Saturday at Prince Rupert Centennial Golf course. AGM Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Hecate Strait Bldg or by teleconference. For further information, call Marie 638-6381.

PSAS ROSSWOOD PANCAKE BREAKFAST and garage sale from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. weekly May 18 to Aug. 24 at 4145 Kalum Lake Road. HERITAGE PARK MUSEUM now has summer hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. seven days a week, June 1 - Aug 31. Guided tours are available until 5 p.m. daily, with the option of self-guided tours using a walking tour brochure. THE TERRACE CHURCHES’ Food Bank will continue to be open for distribution from May 15 – 16. If your last name begins with the letters Q to Z come on Wednesday. Everyone is welcome on Thursday. This will be the last

opening until the fall. Please bring identification for all household members. NORTHWEST BC METIS meet the third Wednesday of the month (except July and August) at 7 p.m. room 306, 4536 Park Ave. Everyone welcome. For more details call 6381199 or Beverly at 635-6864 or terracemetis@ THE SALVATION ARMY holds Toonie Wednesdays every first and third Wednesday of the month – all clothing is $2. All children’s clothing $2 or less is half price. NORTHERN LENSES CAMERA Club meets every third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Terrace Art Gallery. THE TERRACE TOASTMASTERS Club meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Graydon Securities Building on Keith Ave. (next to Irlybird). For more details, call Randy 635-2151 or Rolf 635-6911. NORTHERN BRAIN INJURY Support Group meets at 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month in the boardroom at the Terrace and District Community Services Society (3219 Eby St.). For more details, call Deb 1-866-979-4673. THE HOMELESS OUTREACH Program and the Living Room Project provide services at the Old Carpenters Hall on the corner of Davis Ave. and Sparks St. Open Mon. to Thurs. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fri. until 2 p.m. YOU’LL BE THERE: If you happen to have, or maybe know someone who has, a grad dress, shoes, or anything that may be used by girls in need of a grad dress to attend their prom, it can be dropped off at M&M Meat Shops or you can call Darlene at 975-0789 and arrangements can be made to have any of your donations picked up. If you are in Terrace, Kitimat or Prince Rupert and are in need of a dress etc., call or text 975-0789 and Darlene will be happy to set up a private fitting for you. SENIORS TAI CHI at the Happy Gang Centre on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 8:45 to 9:45. Chase away the winter while building your strength, balance and coordination. Dropin fee. All are welcome. Call Rita 635-0144 or Wendy 635-3847 for more info. HAS YOUR LIFE been affected by someone else’s drinking? Al-Anon can help. Meetings are Mondays at 8 p.m. in the Mills Memorial Hospital education room. For more information, call 250-635-8181. HELPING HANDS OF Terrace, a non-profit organization, recycles cans, bottles and scrap metal with proceeds going to help seniors,

cancer patients and children get medications or assistance they can’t access or afford. Individuals and businesses who would like to be involved are asked to call 778-634-3844. Cash donations can also be made at the Northern Savings Credit Union. ONLINE CHAT FOR youth in crisis or emotional distress – – from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily, except Mondays and Tuesdays. This chat supplements the Youth Support phone line 1-888-564-8336, available from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day. ROYAL PURPLE WELCOMES new members. For more details, call Alison 635-6673. PUBLIC PRENATAL CLASSES available thru the year. Classes run Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Thursday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more info or register, call Park Centre at 250-635-1830. HEALING TOUCH COMMUNITY Clinics continue to be offered. Call Julie for more details 635-0743. Donations accepted. HEALTH ISSUES? HIGH blood pressure? High cholesterol? Do you suffer from a chronic disease like diabetes, arthritis or any cardiac condition? Healthy Terrace offers free group sessions on various topics. For more, call Alanna at Healthy Terrace, 615-5533. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETS Thursday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Christian Reformed Church and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church. Both meetings are open to everyone. KERMODEI OPTIMIST CLUB of Terrace meets on the 10th, 20th and 30th of every month at 7:30 p.m. at Cafenara. For more details, call Dallis at 635-5352 or 631-7766. THE BRIDGE CLUB meets every Wednesday evening at the art gallery at 7 p.m. THE TERRACE CHAPTER of TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) meets once a week in the cafeteria in the basement of Mills Memorial Hospital. Weigh-in starts at 6 p.m., meeting at 7:15 p.m. For more details, call Joan 635-0998 or Sandy 635-4716. COMMUNITY COLLEGE QUILTERS welcome you to come out on Tuesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. All levels of quilters welcome. For more info, call Rhonda 635-4294 or Heather 635-3780. TERRACE NISGA’A ELDERS and volunteer group hold craft night Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Terrace Nisga’a Society community room (across from Gold Diggers). ROYAL PURPLE WELCOMES new members. For more details, call Alison 635-6673.

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in the REM Theatre Lobby. Interested community members welcome. Theatre Alive is a non profit society that was formed in 1985 to foster and promote arts in this community and to raise funds for the purpose of REM Lee Theatre upgrades and enhancements. Volunteers needed to help run concessions and promotional merchandise sales. Call Nancy at 250-635-2101 for more information.


Look Who’s Dropped In! Baby’s Name: Noel Benjamin Quienton Jakesta Date & Time of Birth: May 4, 2013 at 6:26 p.m. Weight: 6 lbs. 12 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Sharon Robinson & Skylar Jakesta “New brother for Skylar Jr.”

Baby’s Name: Jaxson Parker Johnson Date & Time of Birth: April 28, 2013 at 11:27 a.m. Weight: 12 lbs. 2 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Debbie Reviakin & Michael Johnson

“New brother for Kayden, Keenan & Jacob”

Baby’s Name: Vincent Brenden Mitchell Robinson Date & Time of Birth: May 3, 2013 at 5:13 a.m. Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Jerica McKay & Vincent Robinson

Baby’s Name: Allicia Marie Kimball Bolton Date & Time of Birth: April 26, 2013 at 8:52 a.m. Weight: 8 lbs. 2 oz. Sex: Female Parent: Nina Bolton

Baby’s Name: Alice Jade Marie Côté Date & Time of Birth: May 2, 2013 at 2:19 p.m. Weight: 7 lbs. 15 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Nicole Côté & Wayne Powers

Baby’s Name: Charlotte Rose Kovacvich Date & Time of Birth: April 26, 2013 at 9:15 a.m. Weight: 9 lbs. 2 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Ruby & Dustin Kovacvich

“New sister for Seth”

“New brother for Maximus”

“New sister for Cayleigh”

Congratulates the parents on the new additions to their families.


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SAMUEL ALEXANDER FAIRBAIRN January 5, 1933 - May 6, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Samuel Alexander Fairbairn in Terrace, B.C. Alex was born and raised in Scotland. He moved to Canada in 1958 with his wife Mary, and they settled in Brampton, Ontario where they welcomed their daughter in 1968. Mary passed away in 1978 from cancer, and Alex met Gillian and her daughters and they married in 1979. Alex worked as an auto mechanic, and then changed careers In the early 1970’s and became a locksmith, eventually owning his own business in 1990. In 1997, Alex sold his business and retired to Dunnville, Ontario where he discovered that he enjoyed creating things with wood. In 2002, they moved to Terrace and it was here that Alex discovered intarsia and thereafter spent may happy hours creating in his workshop. Predeceased by his first wife, Mary, Alex leaves behind his beloved wife Gillian, daughters Patricia (Dale) Wickes, Julie (Adrian) San Juan and Kelly (Rocky) Duff; his grandchildren William (Alisa) and Daniel Wickes, Alejandro and Sebastian San Juan, Martin Miles and Chaelin Duff, his brother Tom (Gladys), nieces and nephew and cousins in Scotland, and family and friends in Canada. In lieu of flowers, Alex requested donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be welcomed. A celebration of Alex’s life will be held on June 9th at 3005 Solomon Way in Jackpine Flats from 1-3pm.

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aka “Cowboy” and/or “1/2 Way Harry” April 24, 1941 - April 7, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear dad and husband.He passed peacefully and quickly at mom’s place with mom by his side. Dad was born in Bonnyville, Alta, he came with his family to Terrace in 1943. He met mom in 1960, they were married in 1961 and continued to live in Terrace. They had two children - Douglas Dale (Pam) and Robert Lee (Laurie), two granddaughters and one great granddaughter. Dad worked at too many places to mention, all logging and driving truck. His last 25 years was spent driving truck for Eurocan. He is best known for and will always be remembered for his “Music”. He loved his guitar and to makeup songs. He would meet someone, think about it and make up a song for/about that person. Some of his songs were definitely “Logger Style” To honor and respect dad’s wishes, no service will be held, a “Celebration of Life” will be held at a later date. We are trying for July 27, 2013 at Lakelse River Bridge? (A notice will be in the newspaper to inform). He was blessed with many great friends. We would like you to celebrate his life anyway you wish – We all have many happy memories – We want to sincerely thank all of you, family and friends who helped support us through this difficult time. He will be missed and fondly remembered by so many – Thank You All! Not only do we miss him, but his little dog “Trucker” misses him so much, we will all miss seeing them driving around together. For those of you interested, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Thornhill and/or Terrace Animal Shelter.

Sad are the hearts that have you Sad are the tears that fall But living our lives without you Is the sadest part of all.

Love you Dale (Dad)

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ROAD BUILDER – Must be experienced in grades, culvert placement and install, ditching and sloping, and Forestry standard roads. Pay negotiable, full season work with beneďŹ t package. Feller Buncher Operator (Cat Buncher) – Full time Pay negotiable by exp. beneďŹ t package. Please fax resume (1)250-378-4991 or e-mail: kristy@bcclassiďŹ

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Trimac Transportation is North America’s premier provider of services in highway transportation of bulk commodities. Our Kitimat,Terrace and Prince George locations require...

CN is a railroad with a great legacy and a very bright future. As an industry leader, we offer our employees secure, rewarding careers.

Excellent pay • shared benefits • safety equipment • safety bonus dry bulk pneumatic hauling • shift work involved • B-train and mountain experience required

So are we.

In fact, we’re looking to ďŹ ll several Train Operator (Conductor) positions across Northern BC including in Prince George, Smithers, Chetwynd and Fort St. John. Join our proud team of railroaders and enjoy full training, a competitive wage and outstanding beneďŹ ts. In 2012, Canadian Train Conductors earned an average salary of $70,000.


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To learn how to become a CN Conductor, join us at one of our next career fairs! You will learn more about these challenging and rewarding jobs. This is also your chance to have an interview on the spot!

TERRACE EVENT WHEN: Friday, May 24th at 12 noon Be sure to arrive for the MANDATORY ORIENTATION SESSION. WHERE: NORTHERN MOTOR INN 2387 Thornhill St, Thornhill, BC, V8G 4Z5

SMITHERS EVENT WHEN: Sunday, May 26th at 09:00AM Be sure to arrive for the MANDATORY ORIENTATION SESSION. WHERE: HUDSONS BAY LODGE 3251 HWY 16, Smithers, BC, V0J 2N0 BRING WITH YOU: Your resume, along with a legible copy of 2 different government-issued IDs (including one with photo). In the meantime, we invite you to visit, where you can view the full job description and also apply online before the event.

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COMMUNITY INCLUSION / SUPPORTED INDEPENDENT LIVING MANAGER Embracing Hopes, Inspiring Possibilities, Leading Change At TCS we are constantly evolving to be in the forefront of service to individuals, families and communities. Fundamental to our purpose is the selection and support of committed staff members. We are seeking a skilled, experienced and self-directed individual for a management position to develop, enhance and monitor opportunities for community inclusion and supported independent living for individuals with a developmental disability. The duties include: t4VQFSWJTJOHJOEJWJEVBMTBOETUBGGNFNCFSTJOBDPNNVOJUZTFUUJOH t%FWFMPQJOHFNQMPZNFOUPQQPSUVOJUJFT t%FWFMPQJOHDPNNVOJUZBDUJWJUJFTBOEPQQPSUVOJUJFTUPFOIBODFUIFJODMVTJPOBOE BDDFQUBODFPGJOEJWJEVBMTXJUIEFWFMPQNFOUBMEJTBCJMJUJFT t1BSUJDJQBUJOHJOBOJOEJWJEVBMJ[FEQMBOOJOHQSPDFTTGPSJOEJWJEVBMTBOE t1BSUJDJQBUJOHJOUIFEFWFMPQNFOU TFMFDUJPOBOENPOJUPSJOHPGBTVQQPSUFE independent living network. Applicants must demonstrate extensive experience as a Community Service Worker in a residential and/or community setting. Supervisory experience, mediation and advocacy skills and fostering or home share experience are assets. The successful applicant will be an excellent interpersonal communicator and able to maintain a flexible schedule as necessary. She/he will also be a team player that is able to build relationships with individuals, staff members, home share providers and CLBC. This position is based in Terrace. A car is required, mileage provided. The salary range is $20.68/hour to $28.85 per hour with an attractive benefit package and pension plan. 1MFBTFFYQSFTTZPVSJOUFSFTUJOXSJUJOHCZ+VOFUI  *OUFSWJFXTXJMMCFIFMEUIFXFFLPG+VOFUI .

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Attn: Kristie Ebeling 4613 Park Ave, Terrace E-mail: Fax: 1.250.635.5945

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Employment Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

An Alberta Oilfield Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator, and labourer/rock truck operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction (780)723-5051. Cell Phone Retailer has opening for Sales Consultant. Please drop off resume at Rogers Wireless 102 - 4720 Lakelse Ave Terrace Desk Clerk/ Chambermaid Position. Seniors welcome to apply, will train Bring resume to 3867 Hwy 16 East. Driver Wanted. Full time Heavy Haul Driver for Terrace & Area. Must have some kind of industry related experience hauling equipment or operating equipment, Must Have Class 1 with air & be somewhat familiar with area. Wages as per Teamsters 31 Collective Agreement, Dental/Medical/Pension Plan. Resumes to Williams Moving & Storage 5130 Park Ave, Terrace BC Fax 250-635-6204 No Phone Calls Please FISHING GUIDE Wanted for West Coast, Vancouver Island. $300.-$500./day. 3 years guiding experience required. Please email resume through website: Full time Class 1 Driver. must be in good physical condition call 250-635-4981 or drop resume at 3550 River Dr. Terrace.

KALUM KABS LTD. Requires full/part time dispatchers, taxi drivers & shuttle drivers for highway travel. Guaranteed wages, flexible hours. Drop off resume to 4449 Lakelse Ave. No phone calls please.


Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

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

Mount Layton Hotsprings currently taking applications for the following divisions: Bar Tender/Server, Front Desk Clerk, & Housekeeping. Email

or apply in person at Mount Layton Hotsprings & see Front Desk Manager. Now Taking Applications for “Part-time & Full-time Caretaker” duties to include regular building and outdoor maintenance for a 94 apartment building complex. Cut off for applications would be May 29, 2013 mail resumes to: Summit Square Apts., #1108-2607 Pear St. Terrace, BC V8G 4V5 TERRACE

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is now recruiting for the following positions: FULL & PART TIME LINE COOK

TCS is recruiting MATURE APPLICANTS to support individuals to live successful, independent lives. You must be non - judgmental, committed and have the desire to make a difference in people’s lives. You must be able to take a lead role in developing plans, providing coaching, training & support to individuals to assist in their growth and success. The successful applicant will have: * Good Communication Skills * A Clean Criminal Record * A Valid Drivers Licence * A Clear Drivers Abstract TRAINING and SUPPORT will be provided. Interested candidates can send their resume via fax: (1)250-635-5945 Via email: rpritchard or Drop off at our office: 4613 Park Avenue, Terrace www.thompson

Education/Trade Schools

Hudson Bay Lodge

Experienced cook with the ability to work in any station as required. Trade qualification as asset. B.C. Food Safe required. Must be creative and passionate about culinary arts. Must be a good team member.


-Six months experience -Serving It Right Certificate an asset


-Receptionist and clerical skills necessary -Computer skills -Grade 12 education -Previous experience an asset


-Laundry and housekeeping duties -Previous experience an asset

Fax resume to: 250-635-6381 Email: Or: 4702 Lakelse Avenue, Terrace, B.C. V8G 1R6

TERRACE TOYOTA has an immediate opening for the position of


• Guest Service Representative • (German speaking preferred) $13 / hr.

Interested candidates may apply in confidence by fax to 250-847-4878 or e-mail resumes to


Terrace Chrysler has an immediate opening for a permanent full-time Receptionist. Duties include: • Telephone reception • Filing • Customer service • Excellent communication skills with customers and peers • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment • Work well under pressure • Computer literacy is a definite asset • Must be able to work Saturdays Apply in person with resume to

Nadine Turner 4916 Hwy. 16 West, Terrace, B.C.


Terrace Toyota is looking for a Service Advisor that understands there is nothing more important than the customer! Apply if you are 100% committed to customer satisfaction.


WED., MAY 29 & THURS., MAY 30 08:00 – 17:00 Steel toe boots and outdoor work clothes required REGISTER SOON Limited space available Course fee $250.00

On successful completion of course, participant may gain employment with Billabong Road & Bridge Maintenance Ltd. AFTER 3 MONTHS OF EMPLOYMENT BILLABONG WOULD REFUND $100.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

To enroll please contact Marlene Bolton at

250-638-7918 Help Wanted

If you are organized, able to prioritize, and multitask and work exceptionally well with others and want to be part of a great team then please drop off a resume with handwritten cover letter and drivers license abstract to: Chris Gair Service Manager 4912 Hwy 16 West Terrace, BC


No phone calls please.


Supervisor, Cook, Servers & Delivery Drivers with own vehicle

Please drop Off Resumes

4665 Lazelle Avenue, Terrace, B.C. 4838 Lazelle Avenue - Terrace BC, V8G 1T4 Phone: 250 635 2373 Fax: 250 635 2315


(Hard Goods & Soft Goods) – Apparel – Sports Equipment - Terrace, B.C. As a Department Sales Manager, you have a passion for sports and live an active lifestyle. You demonstrate a positive and engaged attitude when dealing with customers and employees and are responsible for maximizing the net profit of your department by effective management of all functions. What you’ll do • Coach and develop departmental team. • Build and manage a daily game and sales plan for the department • Ensure a high level of customer service • Develop and maintain a positive work environment for staff What you’ll get • Competitive salary • Discounts on all the latest gear • A fun, fast paced team environment • Comprehensive training in a variety of formats What you bring • High school education (post-secondary education is an asset) • High level of departmental product knowledge • 2 years’ experience in a retail environment • Proven success in past roles • Computer literacy Ready to join our team and inspire others to live healthy active lives? Apply today! T: 403 717 1400 ext 1414 We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates elected for an interview will be contacted.

Ksan Society is currently seeking a part time Bookkeeper. This position requires a thorough, accurate, detail oriented person who follows written and oral instructions with limited supervision. The successful candidate reports to the Director of Finance & Housing and is responsible for the following: Responsibilities: • Checking disbursements for accuracy, completion and authorization • Code, enter and post accounts payable to multiple departments • Process bi-weekly cheque run • Receive payments and prepare deposits • Reconcile specific balance sheet accounts • Maintain and update accounts payable records/files • Process timesheets for bi-weekly payroll • Assist in administering health benefit plan when necessary Qualifications: • Minimum 2 year experience in A/P and Payroll • Post secondary education in general accounting • Experience with computerized accounting (preferably Quickbooks) • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word & Excel) • Attention to detail, accuracy and self-motivation • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written • This position requires a successful clearance of a criminal record check Hours of Work: This is a part-time position – Mondays & Tuesdays 8:30am-4:30pm Compensation: This is a unionized position of grid level 10 of the BCGEU Collective Agreement. To Apply: If you meet the stated requirements, please submit your cover letter and resume by May 27th attention to: Amanda Bains at


for a temporary full-time Executive Assistant to the Board of Governors/President’s Office to commence September 4, 2013 and end October 15, 2014 (subject to a leave). This position reports to the Executive Officer & Advisor to the President, and acts as a first line contact to the President’s office. If you are seeking a challenging position in a fast paced office setting with duties that vary each day, submit your application today!

Competition #13.071E Closes: This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. The first review of applications will occur May 22, 2013 Northwest Community College is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from First Nations people, women, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. For complete job posting details visit: We thank all applicants and regret that only selected candidates will be contacted. 1.877.277.2288

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Merchandise for Sale

Auctions Industrial, Farm, Equipment & Tool Auction

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Home Care/Support


Trades, Technical

Garage Sales

QUESNEL Industrial Transportation is currently hiring drivers for upcoming logging season. Steady work & very competitive compensation package. Please call Dennis @ 1(800)667-3944 or (250)992-2309

TWO FULL time positions available immediately for an Import Auto dealer in the interior of BC. Service Advisor minimum 2-3 years experience. Apprentice or Journeyman Technician- Both applicants must have good attitude, quality workmanship. Email

Female Homecare Worker required by disabled female. Experience preferred. Permanent Part Time & Full Time. Duties include personal care & meal preparation. References required. Leave message 250-638-0396

PHARMASAVE Telepharmacy which will be located in the Nisga’a Valley Health Authority is looking for reliable and energetic individual to join our pharmacy team as a part-time pharmacy assistant. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to perform the following tasks: work in a high paced detail oriented environment where accuracy is of utmost importance, work with both the general public and health care professionals, manage and maintain adequate inventory levels, work with a cash register and balance cash, have good communication and phone skills, have a general ability to operate a computer and a digital camera and have a willingness to learn. Previous work history in a pharmacy or health oriented position is beneficial but not a requirement. We are currently looking to fill one fulltime (40hours/week) and two part time (20hours/week) positions. If you are interested in the positions please send resumes and references by fax or email to: Alan Williamson 5331 Headland Dr. West Vancouver BC V7C3C5 Phone: 604-9265331 Fax: 604-926-4819 email:

LABOURERS AND Heavy Equipment Operators (hoe, dozer, grader) needed for jobs in Prairie Provinces. Apply to: or fax to 780-888-2100. More info at

Yard Sale! Drill press, chainsaw, big desk with book shelf, vice, wrenches, rocking chair, & many more. May 18 & 25. 4709 Hamer Ave. Terrace


Due to business volumes, we have an immediate opening for a Lot Manager/Shuttle Driver. Must have a valid class 5 Drivers License. Must possess excellent customer service skills and be able to multitask and prioritize tasks. Apply in person with Resume & Drivers Abstract to:

Mr. Chris Gair

Fixed Operations Manager

4916 Hwy. 16 West, Terrace, B.C. No phone calls please.


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


SUMMER STUDENTS Ksan Society is seeking applications for 2 summer positions (Canada Summer Jobs) to research and deliver innovative, educational programs to teach children about the Rights of the Child with a focus on personal safety. Successful applicants will develop and deliver “A Safer World for Kids� summer program for local children, 5-15 years through a series of workshops and sessions for children on topics such as internet safety, street proofing, being home alone and healthy relationships. Workshops will explore children’s rights through fun activities and group experiences and will highlight the benefits of a healthy lifestyle including nutrition and exercise. Both positions will begin as soon as possible. The wage rate for both positions is $14.00 per hour. Applicants must be returning to school in the fall. A wide variety of duties will ensure a fast paced, fun-filled and rewarding learning experience. Resumes, with cover letter, can be emailed to, faxed to 250-635-2315 or dropped off at the Ksan Society office at 4838 Lazelle Avenue by May 23, 2013 at noon.

Medical Office Assistant/ Office Coordinator Experienced Medical Office Assistant/Office Coordinator is required immediately for a busy Pediatric office. Your duties will include, but not be limited to, administrative responsibilities and some medical assistant duties: • Managing the Front Office processes and give direction as needed. • Provide administrative support for physicians. • Responsibility for all written communication on behalf of the physicians to tertiary centers regarding outstanding reports. • Coordinating appointments with referral hospitals. • Proof read, edit and distribute all transcription. • Respond independently to a broad range of inquiries following established procedures, not requiring management review. • Provide excellent organizational and time management skills, adhering to and meeting all deadlines • Planning and coordinating all Outreach Clinics. • Liaise with community services. • File maintenance. • Answering telephones and making appointments. • Staff Payroll processing. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: •Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word 2012, Excel2010 and Outlook 2010. •Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. •The ability to exercise independent judgment and employ basic reasoning skills. •Establish and maintain effective work relationship with co-workers, patients and providers. •Maintain office and patient confidentiality. This is a half-time, permanent position. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please submit your resume, with covering letter, in person to Reception at the Sleeping Beauty Medical Clinic at 2715 Tetrault Street in Terrace. We thank all interested applicants, however only those short-listed will be contacted.


Adults with physical and mental disabilities face housing issues even greater than the average person. Thompson Community Services’ 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 we’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 you’ll ever face, we’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



Ofďƒžce Support ISM Canada, an IBM Company, are seeking Client Support Technicians; $28.45 Hourly (Unionized); Three Regular Full Time and one Auxiliary in Prince Rupert, Campbell River, and Trail . To apply, visit Closes, May 23, 2013.


Trades, Technical 1ST YEAR to Journeyman sheet metal workers, plumbers & electricians needed, Kindersley, Saskatchewan. Top wages, benefits, RRSP’s, room for advancement, positive work atmosphere. Email resume to: or call 306-463-6707. Civil Engineering Technologist II

District of Kitimat, full time permanent, wage range $37.01 $44.78, over two years. Civil Technologist diploma required. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, duties include a variety of infrastructure investigations, surveying, design, contract preparation, inspection and material testing on projects related to the municipality’s water, sewer, drainage and transportation systems. Candidates should be proficient in using electronic survey equipment, computer assisted design using AutoCad 3D, and MS Office. Valid BC driver’s license required. Submit resumes by May 31, 2013, 4:30 pm, to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H7, Fax (250) 632-4995, or email

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3111 Blakeburn, Terrace

Container or van service!


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

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

Misc. for Sale AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Since 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions online; w w w. b i g i r o n d r i l l i n g . c o m . Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON.

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Accounting/Tax/ Bookkeeping 1996 Mercury Mystq. 4 door, auto, asking $1,500. 3925 Old Lakelse Lake Dr. Thornhill 250-635-8225

Computer Services MVCC: COMPUTER SALES & REPAIR SERVICES Hardware - Software Repairs, Virus, Spyware, Malware Removal, LCD Screen Repairs Operating System Installation, laptop batteries - chargers, for anything you want in technology, plus get professional advice from a computer doctor. Take advantage of our NO FIX - NO CHARGE Guarantee. Please call us 250-638-0047 WWW.MVCC2.COM

Home Improvements FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.59/sq ft Engineered - $1.99 sq ft Hardwood - $2.79 sq ft

FOR SALE 6 PERSON BEACHCOMBER HOT TUB Very good condition, comes with ozonator and newer cover. Still has water in it and being used. Asking $1,950.00 250-615-7225 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 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. STEEL BUILDING - Blowout clearance sale! 20x22 $4,188. 25x26 $4,799. 30x34 $6,860. 32x44 $8,795. 40x50 $12,760. 47x74 $17,888. One end wall included. Call Pioneer Steel 1800-668-5422. Or visit online: 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:

Misc. Wanted FREEZER BURNT meat and fish for sled dogs, Terrace only. Will pick up. 250-635-3772. True Coin Collector Looking to Purchase Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold and Silver coins, Bills + Not melting down, Serious Collector. Call: Coin Couple 1-778-281-0030




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A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20’40’45’53 in stock. SPECIAL 44’ x 40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ 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

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








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, 10’ 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, 19’ sailboat w/trailer, 12’ day sailer sailboat, 9hp Merc, 14’ 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 26� professional 2 drawer chest tool box, 1/2�, 3/4�, 1� 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:

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


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4650 Lakelse Avenue










• Lakelse lakefront property • Call Dave if you are looking for property on Lakelse lake DAVE MATERI

28-3624 KALUM ST $75,000 MLS • 3 bedroom mobile • Built in 1998 • Immaculate condition KELLY BULLEID


17-3614 KALUM $92,500 MLS • New 2012 mobile • 2 bedrooms • maple cabinets HANS STACH

#39 - 3624 KALUM ST. $98,500 MLS

• open concept main living provides 630 Sqft • sunken livingroom,spacious kitchen bath has jet tub, double sinks LAURIE FORBES

1412 MEEK RD. $109,900 MLS

• 1336 Sq. Ft. 3 Bdrms. 2 Full Baths • Full Basement, Hot Tub & Pool Table • 4 Appliances, Carport & Shop RUSTY LJUNGH




3706 BAILEY ST $189,000 MLS

HIGHWAY 37 $119,900 MLS

• Sub dividable 1 acre • Bailey and Joliffe access • Build your dream home DAVE MATERI

• 6.2 acres • Building site • Privacey/view HANS STACH


4638 DAVIS AVE. $214,900 MLS

• Charm and Character describe this home • original hardwood floors, 9’ ceilings 2400 sq. ft. over 2 levels plus bsmnt LAURIE FORBES

• 3 bdrm, 3bth, ½ Duplex • Southside Location • Family Rm, Covered Parking





5115B MEDEEK $194,900 MLS

4902 HALLIWELL $239,900 MLS

• Family Home, Bench Location • Freshened Throughout • Extra Big Corner Lot



• Well maintained • Excellent location • Close to uplands school DAVE MATERI



• Tons of space inside & out • 4 big bdrm and two bths • Country kitchen





2-5102 JOLLIFFE AVE $299,900 MLS

• Great shop • Large yard • Happy Buyers and Sellers DAVE MATERI

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






4717 SCOTT 214,900 MLS

• Three bdrms • Full Basement, great yard • RV storage, shop


4736 HAMER 299,900 MLS

• New Kitchen • Open Living Area • Tons of Room, a must see

3878 KIRKALDY ST. $309,900 MLS

• 1266 Sq.ft Passive Solar Design • 4 Bdrms.3 Baths, Large Wired Shop • New Furnace, Hot Water Tank & Shingles RUSTY LJUNGH

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Strong start for Caledonia Bears

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Rylie Miller of the Charles Hays Hurricanes runs down Tommy Walterhouse of Caledonia during a Wednesday afternoon game in Prince Rupert.

The Caledonia Bears rugby team took the Charles Hays Hurricanes to task in last Wednesday’s season opener, winning 32-10 in Prince Rupert. The game started off slow, with the players a bit tentative, said coach Jarryd Kurisu. “But then partway through the first half, they started to click and work really well as a team,” he said. “We had six different players score tries.” For many of the players, it was their first game ever, with a lot of young Grade 10’s and Grade 11’s on the team. “It was a good effort for the boys for their first game,” he said. And the senior players were up to snuff. “The mainstays are strong players on the team,” he said. “It was good to see.” For first year players, Grade 11 Sam Christiansen had a “spectacular game for his first game ever.” “He just played with a lot of confidence, made great tackles, scored a try after taking a big hit by a guy who was double his size,” he said. And Grade 12 Ethen Anderson was another players with a strong first game with a lot of good runs and big tackles. The team has been practising for the last two and a half months, with the team finalized a couple of weeks ago. But it will be a short season for the team, with just one tournament

left, the Northern Championship in Vanderhoof May 24-25 where they’ll play three games. “Based on what I saw yesterday, I believe they’ll do well,” he said. “I think we’ll have a strong tournament as long as everyone stays healthy.” That will probably wind down their season, save for the game during Riverboat Days in August. And a few high school players have been running with the Terrace Northmen, the men’s rugby team, who played their first game last Saturday. Once they graduate, they’ll be eligible to play for the Northmen. “It’s more of a transition from high school to the men’s team,” he said. “That age jump is a little different for them.” And a couple of players are set to be a part of the rep zone team based out of Smithers in the summer. The Caledonia Bears went to provincials in Abbotsford for the first time last year. The Bears are in their fourth year of what has been a very successful revival of a sport long-since gone at the high school level in Terrace. And the men’s team has seen a fair amount of success in the last few years. The Northmen are heading to Edmonton for Rugbyfest this weekend where they hope to make it to the finals after coming in fourth last year.

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Road cycling With the spring comes cycling in Terrace, with three road cycling events sponsored by the Terrace Off Road Cycling Association. The first is “The Kitimat River Challenge” Sunday, May 19 at 10 a.m. Cyclists start from the chain-up lane at Krumm Road and Hwy 37S and ride to the Tourist Info Centre just outside of Kitimat. Then it’s the Tour de Jackpine in June and the Skeena River Challenge in August.

Running The 12th annual Skeena River Relay is set for May 25. The 140 km race starts in Prince Rupert at the Performing Arts Centre and ends at the Kitsumkalum Hall. the Third annual Kermode Kids Triathlon is coming up May 26 for kids age 8-15. It begins with $20 registration fee and bike drop off at the college and then swimming at the pool. The bike and run portions are at the college. After the swim, athletes drive back up to the college to complete the remaining two disciplines. Phone Crystal at 250-635-4632 or email to register.

The Terrace Bluebacks sent the biggest team in nearly a decade to the Kitimat Marlins NW Regional Swim Meet May 3-5 and the extra support appeared to pay off. The team took first place in 15 events and 10 Bluebacks clocked best times in every event. And 10-year-old Brayden Phillips earned the individual aggregate gold medal for the 10 and under boys. He took first place in all seven of his events, earning 49 points. He has also qualified for AAA provincials in 200 m breast stroke, where he will compete as part of Points North and be one fourth of a solid relay team, and the only 10-year-old to make the cut. The provincial AAA time standard for 11 and under boys is 3:25.20. Phillips swam a 3:21.52 in Kitimat, beating his previous time by

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Here’s Blueback Brayden Phillips practising his breast stroke. over eight seconds, noted coach Mike Christensen. As a competitor, Phillips is the whole package, says Christensen. He loves to train and loves to race—and is talented to boot. There are a lot of swimmers who love the training part, but get jittery before

races, or who love the thrill of the race, but don’t like the training. “Brayden loves both,” he said. Other Bluebacks still have a chance to qualify for provincials at the upcoming meet in Prince Rupert May 31-June 2. Thomas Chris-

tensen has qualified for AA but has not yet committed to the meet. This is the time of year that swimmers start paying attention to other sports, said Christensen, which the club encourages because it helps the team members become more well-rounded athletes. This year, the club has focussed on developing a strong team mentality and having fun at meets. The more experienced swimmers have been an integral part of the team, said Christensen, mentoring the younger swimmers and helping shape a strong sense of camaraderie. Take assistant captain Bethany Burnett—she has been a leader all year, but could not attend the Kitimat meet because she was trying out for her soccer team. So she taught the group a cheer before they left for the meet, which the team then warmed up with every morning.

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On meeting Trevor Linden: A longtime fan tells what it was like to meet his hockey idol By Dave Brochu

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■■ Horseshoe prep It was a collaborative effort between the City of Terrace and horseshoe enthusiasts to replace the last of the worn out horseshoe pits at the court behind Heritage Park last week. Here’s Deryl Gurnsey, left, and Brad Sousa, just two of about eight men who worked on the job. Organizer Bob Price says the court should be ready to go by the first week of June, and he’s hoping more people will come up to try the sport this year. Price says he was impressed with the city’s willingness to help with the project. Before the revamp, “only a couple of pits were actually usuable,” he said, noting that the rules have changed over the years so the pits had become outdated. And the structure is unique in that it still has the original roof, and it’s still in good shape, something that Price says is rare. A horseshoe tournament is in the works for Riverboat Days, and a handful of seniors will be competing at the BC Seniors’ Games in the sport, as well.


hen you cross the Skeena toward town on the older bridge you will see a swath of deciduous growth on Terrace Mountain. When those trees leaf out, said Gene Llewellyn, the steelhead will be in the Lakelse River. Gene confined his steelheading to three rivers, the Copper, the Kalum, and the Lakelse. An embarrassment of riches. He knew better than anybody that the little Lakelse River hosted steelhead in all but the summer months, but what he meant with his dictum was that when the leaves appear in late April and early in May, silvery spring steelhead enter the river and co-mingle with the darkening fish of the year before. Those new spring steelhead are less numerous than those that enter the river in the previous fall and winter, but they, and the chance to fill more sample vials of DNA, are the reason I’m off to the river on May Day. At the far end of the swamp, we take the Fern Pickers’ Path under ancient trees to the Junction Pool. Yesterday, there was frost in the morning and a cold wind blew all day. The water was cold enough to make me thankful to still be wearing long underwear. Today, the river had risen a few inches and a few degrees, the verdure has exploded, there isn’t

It was a packed arena the morning of Friday, April 26, 2013, the last morning of the Minerals North Conference in Terrace, and an air of anticipation surrounded the throng of business executives seated before a well-lit podium at the centre. The security was tight beforehand and no unauthorized personnel were allowed past a specific checkpoint until the 8:30 a.m. deadline, making the expectations even more heightened and excitement even more palpable. Once the signal was given, I entered the arena and found a seat just right of center in the front row. With a number of well-dressed dignitaries seated around, it gave me the feeling that I was extremely underdressed for the occasion. I was wearing black suit pants with a white dress shirt and had The Terrace Standard press pass visible, but there was still the uncomfortable feeling of not being in place. This feeling was exacerbated the moment Mayor Dave Pernarowski strolled by me, a happy expression on his face. The sound check and lighting crew tested the various lights and instruments, making last minute preparations for usage. It was at this point I caught a glimpse of a silver-haired, lanky, tall individual behind the projection screen on the right of me and I knew instantly it was the 20-year NHL veteran himself, the immortalized Trevor Linden. He was dressed in a slate-grey suit jacket worn over an ebony colored dress shirt, the silver buttons shining in the light like little fireflies and he was engaged in deep conversation with a number of important-looking individuals gesturing towards the stage nearby. Finally the time came when a gentleman came to the microphone and welcomed everyone to the conference and introduced the two main instiga-

tors of the conference, Valard and the Lakelse Financial Group. And then, the man everyone came to see went to the microphone and motioned to the projection screen describing his 20year hockey career. As the first screen image appeared, a change occurred in his voice as the recollections dawned on him with the memories flooding the screen. There was a genuine longing for times past in his eyes as he spoke of his life for about an hour and fifteen minutes.

“I relived the emotions of my childhood...”

We, the audience, were completely enraptured in the heroic tales of this great man and felt the honour of being in his presence, and at times I relived the emotions of my childhood, revering this hockey hero in his playing days. At the end of his speech, Trevor alluded to the importance of teamwork and planning that was involved with the mining industry, as it was with his playing career and in business during his retirement from the NHL. When he finished, there was a massive roar of applause from the crowd and he exited the stage to the right. I stood up from my seat and followed the throng of people towards where Trevor was standing behind the projection screen in front of a navy blue curtain and waited for my turn to speak with him. The first person that he had pictures with, and met, was a young child in a wheelchair. It was a very moving scene. When my turn finally came, I introduced myself and explained that I was a representative of the Terrace

a breath of wind, and changes are impercepthe weather app on my tible. Each feature – the cell phone puts the temoverhanging pair of alperature at 21 degrees. der, the small inlet that When the sun beats entrains a little of the down on a river, it’s river and leads it down a akin to switching on all narrow side channel to a the lights in a darkened reentry point past the log room. Steelhead, creajam below, the quick tail tures that spend much race where Mike Whelpof their lives in shadley hooked two bright owy depths of rivers unsteelhead on successive der cloudy skies, can get casts on the cool, clear skittish. The Confluence March day many years SKEENA ANGLER Pool is lit up. I drift a fly ago when the two of us through it spotting two walked from the Power ROB BROWN dark fish in the process, Line to Mink Creek – is but neither grabs hold. still there, natural meHalf of the long unmorials to fine fishing of named run below us is the past. shaded by a grove of old Just ahead of the incedars and spruce. It’s let (and just about out of water that fishes well when the water is shadow) my line stops. A steelhead takes to higher. I lean against my staff and bounce the air at the bite of the hook. I’m relieved waist deep across the river and start cast- to see that it’s bright. I wrestle it to shore, ing to the shade. A few casts and maybe a take a snip of adipose, then let the creature dozen steps later, a steelhead glides past no go. I slide the sample into an envelope. more than a few feet in front of me. Two Oona growls as I gather my gear. more fish spook then dart off downstream She probably smells a bear that’s excaas I wade out to more effectively fish the vating skunk cabbage shoots in the swamp slot near the far bank. behind us, I think. The sun rises. The shadows shorten, She barks. I look in the direction she’s bringing an urgency to my exertions. If the facing and see a cow moose standing tentarun has changed in the last 30 years, those tively on the far bank next to the Junction

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Standard and he looked at me and said matter of factly, “I’ll speak with you people afterwards,” which gave me the inclination that he dealt with the media differently than the general public. It was rather humourous when I thought about it in retrospect, considering what he must have gone through when he was a player and the futility that the city of Vancouver has had trying to win even one championship. When it came time for his acceptance of the media, he did an interview with a reporter and a camera crew. His demeanour switched from a carefree, open individual to calculated and professional—but still with that genuine, honest air about him. I stood in awe during the five minutes he was interviewed and reflected on how lucky I was to be standing there in this man’s presence. He finished and gestured to me that it was my turn. I walked up to him and shook his hand explaining that I was only a one time representative of the Standard and he smiled and said that if that was the case, he could have spoken to me earlier. I told him that it was a concerted part on Terrace and District Community Services Society with Evan van Dyk and City of Terrace councillor Brian Downie that I was able to be there in this particular capacity. I told him that I did not mind waiting and asked him one question about the importance of supporting local charities and he commented that pertaining to his personal belief, it was a good thing to support all types of charities but it depended on which ones were available in your particular community. After I asked for his autograph, I thanked him and exited the arena at a brisk pace, all the while thinking that this was a time in my life I was extremely grateful for and will always fondly remember.

Pool. After considering the situation for a while the moose trots upstream and reenters the bush. We walk in the same direction intending to take the middle channel to Gledhill’s Pool. I smell marijuana. Two fiddlehead pickers are taking a break to smoke some dope. You sent a moose our way, says one. Dog spooked her, I say. We pick our way through the tangled swamp, past giant cottonwoods gnawed at their bases by beaver eager to wear down their teeth, through devil’s club, and over bunches of fiddleheads about to sprout. As we near our destination, we are forced to clamber over a log jam, and as we do I think about the giant stone flies, and how I haven’t seen any shucks or a hatch of the humming bird-sized insects in a few years now. Then, as if summoned by my thoughts, one rises awkwardly through the air, then another, and another. Soon the air is full of them. I sit on a downed cottonwood to absorb the sun and eat a sandwich. There are a pair of steelhead hovering over the sepia gravel below me. I unscrew the top of my thermos and inhale the aromatic vapour of the ginger and lemon scented green tea then take a sip. I give the dog an ankle bone bought from the butcher at the Thornhill Meat Market. Happy May Day, I tell her.



Wednesday, May 15, 2013  Terrace Standard

Northwest unemployment rate is still high THE northwest economy may be on an upswing but unemployment remains stubbornly high among people who live in the region. Fewer people were working in the northwest in April than in

March, reports Statistics Canada. The drop from 39,500 in March to 39,200 in April continues a monthly trend so far this year. At the same time, the number of people considered jobless fell

slightly from 3,500 in March to 3,400 in April, sufficient to shave the unemployment rate from 8.2 per cent in March to 8 per cent in April. And the labour force, defined as those who

are working and those who are not working but considered themselves as part of the labour force dropped from 42,900 in March to 42,600 in April. The decline in employment and in the

labour force this year stands in contrast to April 2012 when there were 40,000 people employed, 800 more than was the case this April. But there were also more people unemployed last April as

well, pushing the unemployment rate to 11.3 per cent, higher than this April’s. The northwest unemployment rate continues to rank as the highest in the province with the lower mainland

at 7 per cent running in second place. Northeastern B.C. continues to have the lowest unemployment rate, pegged at 5.2 per cent in April. But that’s more than last April’s 4.2 per cent.

From front

Official returns from oil spill site Myth-busting was also a mainstay of the trip, he said. As deputy fire chief, Jephson was particularly interested in emergency services’ role. “The Marshall fire department was very much like Terrace, seven paid guys, 28 volunteers, a chief,” he said. “We asked Enbridge, how are emergency services in this region going to handle that? What role would you expect emergency services to play? And, if you’re requesting our assistance, how are you going to help fund and pay for that and give us proper training and proper equipment? Those were heavy conversations.” The Marshall area is very different from here, he said, noting he mentioned to officials there how rapidly the Skeena could rise and fall, and questioned how crews would get to a pipeline in the mountains covered with 40 feet of snow. Jephson knows citizens will want to discuss his trip and that there will be questions about how controlled the trip was. “I’m not going to get into heated discussions. If a person’s against it, don’t try to convince me that they’re bad. If they’re for it, and they want it to come, don’t try to make me be that salesman to push it more,” he said. And he says that the issue is not going away, even if Enbridge does. “If Enbridge decides to move on, someone else is going to come in and try to do the exact same thing,” he said. “I think it’s important that individuals that make their decisions make them on facts and stand by those decisions.”

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Terrace Standard, May 15, 2013  

May 15, 2013 edition of the Terrace Standard