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Some surprises on 2013 tax bill Well there’s good news and bad news regarding your tax bill this year. The good Total tax rate (Per $1,000 taxable value): news is that the District of Kitimat did Residential class, hold to their planned Vacant: $10.04 two per cent increase With improvements/other: $6.99 (+ $527 to the municipal propflat tax) erty taxes. The bad news is Utilities: $58.67 that the significant rise in assessed values Major industry: $63.73 for homes in Kitimat means there will be a Light industry: $60.43 fairly sharp increase on school taxes. (The Business/other: $24.05 municipality collects taxes on behalf of Recreational property/Non-profit: $21.85 other authorities, but only set the rate for the Farm: $168.58 property tax portions.) *Numbers generalized to two deciKitimat’s treamals, and include taxes from all taxing surer Steve Christianauthorities. sen said that between a roughly six per cent rise in school tax costs for Kitimat (despite about a 2.5 per cent drop in the actual school tax rate), combined with the town’s own two per cent increase and a one per cent North West Regional Hospital District tax increase, the average tax bill in Kitimat will be 9.4 per cent higher than last year. That is on average, said Christiansen, and is variable depending on this year’s assessed value. “Some people’s houses didn’t go up and some went up as much as 50 per cent,” he said. Christiansen said that even he was surprised to see how much schools would cost this year in Kitimat’s taxes, saying it’s the last rate he receives. Such increases in assessed values in town were largely pulled by increased demand for certain housing types, he said. He said this increase is basically returning to the higher levels after a dip in 2011 when assessed values dived after the Eurocan Pulp and Paper Mill closure. Inclusive of all other included taxes, residential property taxes for properties with a building on it is $6.99 per $1,000 of assessed value, plus a flat tax of $527. That flat tax can actual temper wild fluctuations on tax bills, said Christiansen. “Without it, the higher priced houses would be taxed higher,” he said. “You get more variability [without it].” He said about 62 per cent of the property taxes collected by the town come from the flat tax portion. “It smooths that out a bit, that whipping up and down with assessed values.” The tax rate bylaw received three readings by press time, and final adoption was expected this passed Monday. BC Assessment says that the average market price for a house in Kitimat in 2013 is $192,417.

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James, in the green hat, and Parker count their coin after selling iced tea during a recent nice day in Kitimat. Submitted

Vaccinations for students Janet Munro’s efforts to get students vaccinated against multiple-strands of meningitis will be paying off this month as she and Dr. Howard Mills are bringing the vaccine to grade 12 students. Munro is a member of, a group of parents who have lost children due to the illness, and many of whom later learned there were vaccines against the specific strands that could have protected their kids. Munro has been to Kitimat council and solicited support from them to promote a revamped provincial vaccination program. Councillors just returned from a regional conference of northern municipalities, where most attending communities — save for one — voted in support of promoting the vaccination program to the province, and to advocate to make April 24 World Meningitis Day. When the Sentinel spoke with Munro she was just waiting for dates to be able to get into the schools to hold an information session explaining the vaccine to students. “We would have to do it in...May because June is really busy for these kids,” she said. She explains that out of the 13 strains of meningitis, there are five that cause disease; A, B, C,

W135 and Y. A vaccine for Meningitis C was adopted in B.C. in 2003 as part of the public vaccination program, but since then a four-strain vaccine has come out, but is not yet publicly funded. “Us B.C. parents, the way we learn about it is if our child has died or become permanently disabled, because with this four strain one not being in the public immunization system, parents aren’t aware it even exists,” she said. Munro certainly didn’t know before her own son, Bradley, passed away in 2011, a result of meningitis illness. Munro says people can request the four-strain vaccine from a pharmacy and have it administered by your family doctor. Most extended health plans she has seen do cover a portion of the cost of the vaccine, which can cost upwards of $60 a dose. Obviously you’ll need to consult your own plan if you’re interested in the vaccine. Meningitis can be spread through nose and throat secretions, said Munro. She said statistics show one in five teenagers are carriers of the bacteria which causes meningitis.


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On April 29, 2013, Kitimat RCMP responded to a call of a break and enter at a residence on Wohler Street. A 42 inch Panasonic television as well as a blu-ray player where taken. The incident occurred between April 20 and April 29. The Kitimat RCMP, with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Unit from Terrace, are still investigating this matter, but are seeking the help of the public in assisting with locating the items and identifying the person or persons involved. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kitimat RCMP at 250- 6327111. If you wish to remain anonymous about this or any other crime please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222TIPS(8477)

Toast results

Further to our recent publishing of the winners of the recent Toastmasters speech contest in Kitimat, the winners of the Evaluation Contest were Reg Barnes (Nechako club), followed by Leydi Noble from Terrace. Only first are second place winners were awarded in contests with less than five people, but third place in Evaluation was Aaron Geary from the Bulkley Valley. A new Area Governor was also recently elected for the Toastmasters. That job now goes to Louise Grenier from the Bulkley Valley Toastmasters.


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Council locks down five year financial plan Cameron Orr Councillors squeezed all the time they could out of developing their five-year financial plan ahead of a provincial deadline, all in order to reduce future tax increases proposed for future years. Earlier drafts of the five year plan brought forward from administration had tax rates increasing by as much as eight per cent a year in the following five years. The five-year financial plan doesn’t commit the municipality to those tax increases, but rather shows at a long-term glance how much money will need to be raised in property taxes to cover expected expenditures in those times. Those proposed expenditures include maintenance to Haisla Bridge, road improvements in town and other projects, as well as usual annual operation costs. Over the course of Committee of the Whole meetings and special meetings of council, councillors sought to reduce any significant year-over-year tax rises. In the most recent draft, which councillors unanimously passed three readings of, the plan shows annual property tax increases, beginning this year, of two per cent, then three, three, two, and two. Council had instructed staff to find ways to make sure that there wouldn’t be the spikes like an eight per cent jump in 2015. According to staff, adjustments were made to the plan such as in-

creasing expected tax revenue by $3 million from new construction in 2017. Municipal treasurer Steve Christiansen explained that $3 million is in anticipation of new construction. “It’s just making an assumption there’ll be new businesses, new industry,” he said. Councillors did butt heads on one item of big spending in recent meetings, although it wasn’t a topic when third reading passed; paying $205,000 for the paving of the Public Works yard. Currently covered in dips and pot holes, it was an item of spending that staff had brought forward for inclusion in the budget. It was considered accepted, but when staff brought it forward for pre-budget approval — that is, items that are approved but need an official goahead before the tax bylaws for the year are passed — some councillors had second thoughts about it. Through discussion councillors asked that the item be tabled until further discussion on the budget and five year plan was made. Mario Feldhoff was the most vocal opponent to the spending, and argued for the spending to be put off for another year. Other councillors thought it was a project already put off for awhile and better conditions at the yard would benefit the town in reduced maintenance costs. The discussion stalled at the April 29 special council meeting, set to discuss the finances. A motion for

JRP issues possible oil pipeline conditions A list of possible conditions for an approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines proposal has been released by the National Energy Board. While the NEB emphasizes the release of the list — which is a standard practice of the review process — does not indicate that the project will see a green light from them, it outlines several conditions they’d likely demand of the company before they could embark on any work. At nearly 40 pages, the NEB has outlined their conditions under several headings, from infrastructure, to the pipelines themselves, the terminal and the project as a whole. Among the many provisions is a requirement that Northern

Gateway not load or unload and ship at the marine terminal until they have implemented all of the recommendations set out by the TERMPOL Review Press. As written in the Sentinel in February 2012, Transport Canada explains, “TERMPOL is an extensive, though voluntary review process in which proponents involved in building and operating a marine terminal system for bulk handling of oil, chemicals and liquefied gases can participate.” Enbridge did take part in the process and “would be expected to fully implement its commitments and intentions” detailed in its submissions to the process. Other proposed conditions include re-

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failed, due to the same reasons. From the staff perspective, as council had not successfully passed a motion to remove the item from the budget, the item would remain on the books. The five year plan must be adopted by a municipality before they adopt the annual property tax bylaw.

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Giving praise to nurses and other fun things Deadlines for print, while typically fine, can sometimes create a gap between the press and an event. Naturally, with general voting day only being yesterday, a weekly like us will have to wait to get it on paper. (Or get it online at right now, if you like.) But that being the case, I can’t see in the future from where I’m writing this to say who won the election and to reflect on what that might mean. It was, at least at this time, a very strong and close race for the most part. So maybe this moment is just a good time to reflect on nice light subjects, like the fact that we just came out of National Nursing Week. It’s a good reminder of the work nurses do. It’s not a job I could handle. I remember being in the E.R. not to long ago and could hear a nurse being verbally abused on the other side of a curtain. I think it was more frustration over the wait time — not the nurse’s fault — combined with the patient’s pain — also not her fault— but dealing with people when they’re not at their best must be draining, but for the most part I’ve seen nurses be nothing but helpful and cheerful. By contrast I’m more irritable when I run out of bread at home. Meanwhile, if you’re a parent it could be worthwhile to look into the vaccine that Janet Munro is seeking kids to get. Before hearing an earlier presentation from her to council I didn’t really know much about meningitis, but as you read there are a number of strands than can cause serious illness in a person. Always go to your doctor, of course, but it’s at least important to know that such vaccines are out there that might cover things the provincially provided ones don’t. Finally, May 27 marks the start of Bike to Work Week in B.C. I wrote about this last year but I still say biking to work, if you can do it, is a lot of fun. I did it last Thursday even, but it was the first bike ride of the year for me, so it was a good litmus test of exactly how out of shape I am. Plus the back tire was half-deflated. I already shared this gem on the Sentinel’s Facebook page, but after biking all the way to work I really felt two tired. You’re welcome for that. So hopefully our riding turned out in better numbers to vote than we did in 2009 when just 55 per cent of us did. Provincially was even worse at around 50 per cent. But with Kitimat playing a fairly big role in the platforms, hopefully we all used our voice. Cameron Orr

Broadcasting live from over there Last night I watched as comedian/host Jon Stewart took his double-bladed humour axe to something I have often pondered about commercial TV journalism. So much of it is staged to help heighten the drama. And on occaby Allan Hewitson sion it simply goes too far. Ever since Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, where reporters of all stripes leaned into the wind ly only seven parking spaces apart. and lashing rain, or waded in waistHe showed the same vehicles and deep water to make sure we understood people passing behind the two reporters, the force of the storm, it has become esNancy Grace and Ashley Danfield. sential for news coverage to come, “live Accurate or not, it was hilarious and breaking” from the scene - outside stuff and it reminded me of the numer- in all weathers. The talking head, anchored news ous occasions my wife and I have comis slowly vanishing as a species. Peter mented on the trend to reporting outdoors, on the spot, whatever the weather. Mansbridge and the CBC excepted. But Stewart had a new, funny In fact, the worse the weather, the better. Or alternatively, conducted in the and fascinating twist on the trend. He showed clips of two hardworking fe- studio setting, just feet apart (see CBC, male CNN reporters - straining with The National) on a daily basis, as totheir earpieces and mikes - handling day’s host calls in the “correspondents” live coverage of two dramatic “breaking to fill in details of the news event. They seem to stand on opposite news” stories hundreds of kilometres sides of the table and report and repeat apart; the Cleveland kidnappings revelations and the verdict and sentencing in the content, accompanied with effusive “thank yous” from the host, presumably the Jody Arias murder case in Arizona. Stewart shows the clips of the two for coming in to work today. I know reports from the scene are reporters exchanging commentary on the two crimes, seemingly miles apart, de rigeur today. Mini-cameras and satbut reportedly both broadcasting from ellites make all possible and of course the same Arizona parking lot, apparent- always have been.

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We all appreciate the improvement in news coverage with today’s advanced technology. But the past decade has seen the “investigative” journalists in rain, sleet, snow, hurricane, duststorms, on the battlefield, in the hallways of government buildings, in the middle of riots, chatting cheerfully with anyone who will stop. This is accompanied by a host of face-making, gawking bystanders, who wander into the background to get on camera. The Boston Marathon bombings presented a more serious illustration, as the competing stations vied with one another for the latest break in the case, resulting in a great deal of confusion, as well as a lot of rumour and wrongful information being passed along as fact. Again, CNN was particularly vulnerable here and the network stayed in streets and neighbourhoods of Boston for nearly two weeks past the Marathon day bombings, bringing subsequent follow-through updates, filled in with commentary and reminiscences from neighbours, school mates of the bombers and the obligatory wide range of local police, Mayors, feds, FBI, CIA and former FBI/CIA “experts” on investigatory procedure. Continued on page 13

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Water Saving Tips in the Garden Above, Grand Knight Frank Mauro presented a cheque for $ 2,160 to the principal of St. Anthony’s school. The money comes from the financial support of the Province of British Columbia. The funds are to be used for sports and travel and further education within the school. Left to right: Madison Sommerfeld, Kelson Demelo, Principal Katja Groves, Grand Knight of Council 5148 in Kitimat Frank Mauro, Olivia Feldhoff and Noah Groves. Photos submitted At left, Mauro (centre) also made a presentation to the Kitimat Food Bank in City Centre. A cheque in the amount of $2,000 was presented to the president of the food Bank, Marjorie Phelps and Vice president Bill Willis. The funds come from the British Columbia government fund as grants to our council.

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Notice iN accoRdaNce witH HaiSLa NatioN cUStom eLectioN code (2013) Notice is hereby given that the Haisla first Nation has called an election in accordance with the Haisla Nation Custom Election Code (2013), for the purpose of electing one (1) chief and ten (10) councillors to the office of chief and council on Saturday July 27, 2013 for up to a 4 year term.

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In accordance with the Haisla Nation Custom Election Code (2013) there are a number of provisions that mUSt be satisfied in order for a nomination and candidate qualifications to be approved by the Electoral Officer. Be sure to consult the appropriate sections the Election Regulations and/or contact the Electoral Officer for more information. Any Elector eighteen (18) years or older as of June 14, 2013 (the Nomination Meeting date) may nominate or second or be nominated at the Nomination Meeting. A nomination may be made by Nomination Form & Voter Declaration properly completed and signed, and submitted to the Electoral Officer prior to the start of the Nomination Meeting or in person at the Nomination Meeting. Any Elector shall be eligible to nominate or second the nomination of other Electors, for the Offices of Chief and Councillor. An Elector may nominate or second no more than one (1) eligible person for the Office of Chief and up to six (6) eligible persons for the Office Councillor. Persons nominated may not be a Candidate for more than one Office. All nominees must declare their nomination accepted in a Notice of Acceptance & Eligibility Declaration properly completed, signed and submitted to the Electoral Officer along with a $100 deposit within 10 days of the Nomination Meeting. Electors are reminded that additional limitations and requirements are provided for in the Haisla Nation Custom Election Code (2013), and shall need to be completed to the satisfaction of the Electoral Officer in order for their name to be registered on the Official Ballot. Electors and Nominees should consult the Election Regulations and/or contact the Electoral Officer for more information.

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A day in the life of a Kitimat nurse Cameron Orr The details leading up to the handwashing incident are compassionately sparse. The only details that Kitimat General Hospital nurse Amanda Slanina would (thankfully) share of her colleague to the Sentinel is that as she washed her hands, a small brown spot seemed to appear on their upper arm. A quick scratch and sniff at the speck revealed it’s source, and yes, it was fecal. “Now we still call her scratch and sniff,” she said, laughing. Such is the life of a nurse, where long shifts can make you feel behind in your work — and yes that is a pun. But Slanina, a three-year nurse in Kitimat, wears a smile to work as well as her scrubs, and works with a tight-knit group of fellow nurses. She acknowledges the long shifts — 12 hours — and wishes there could be more nurses on at a time to handle the many patients which all demand attention, but it’s not a profession that gets her down. “Our job is awesome, it’s just sometimes having enough people to deal with crises. When someone’s sick you need a lot of hands.” The call to nursing came to Slanina in high school when she volunteered at Mountainview Lodge, and discovered a happy staff working there and, for her personally, the joy of helping people. After graduation she went to medical school at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. Now as a professional nurse, the job description is vast. She said days will begin with tasks such as checking vital signs, washing patients and getting them mobilized. But other things fill in the gaps. For instance she said that a

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COMING EVENTS May 16 The Kitimat Concert Association will hold their annual general meeting at 7 p.m. at the Anglican Church. May 23 The sixteenth annual Parish Memorial Mass of Hope and Resurrection is taking place at the Christ the King Church at 7 p.m. This is in honour of the memory of relatives and friends who have died, and in shared compassion for all who mourn and grieve their loss. May 30 The Kitimat Seniors, Branch 129, will hold their monthly meeting at 1 p.m. at the Seniors Centre. Ongoing Do you communicate with confidence? From public speaking, presentations to general conversation, Toastmasters will strengthen your communications skills and boost your confidence. Nechako Toastmasters meets the first and third Thursdays of the month, 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Guests are always welcome. Contact Christine Anacleto for more info at 250-639-9397. THE KITIMAT GIRL GUIDES urgently need new leaders for the local groups. For more info call Lois at 250-632-3446 or Nancy at 250-6320135. KITIMAT PUBLIC LIBRARY - Storytime for preschoolers happens Friday mornings from 10:30- 11:15 a.m. Activities include silly song, fuzzy felts, story book and funny rhymes. SILLY YAKS (CELIAC) SUPPORT GROUP supporting gluten free eating and helping people with celiac disease feel well and healthy. Participate in discussions around safe foods, foods to avoid, cross contamination, recipe ideas, etc. The first meeting will be held Aug. 23 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at the Kitimat General Hospital. The group is open to anyone interested in learning about celiac disease. For more information please call 250-632-3063

Five days off after a rotation nurse acts as a patient advocate, loves, it can take effort to appredoesn’t hurt either though, she and a liaison between a family ciate the work that is done. She thought about the sac- adds. and a doctor. Slanina praises the people Some of the most important rifices she made last Easter, parts of the job are also things when her shifts had her working she works with, and clearly her experiences are shared by all that most people won’t even no- through the whole holiday. Keeping in mind the pa- her colleagues. It’s a tough job, tice. “You don’t see how orga- tient’s perspective keeps her but their shared task keeps them connected. The nurses in Kitinization and time management grounded. “I was thinking about this at mat did get a little extra recogare so important in your job, and how important everyone’s job Easter, I was working all Easter nition last week. As this reporter is,” she said. “You need a whole and I didn’t get any Easter din- left, the PA system announced team to make a patient healthy.” ner and I thought ‘this sucks that that cake was being served in She says that people might I’m not getting any Easter din- the cafeteria. That certainly is a nice not notice the fact a nurse is at ner.’ But then I thought, the pathe end of a 12 hour shift but tients are in here and they don’t change of pace from poop on the arm. still cleaning up bodily fluids off get any of that either.” bed sheets. “No one knows you’re doing your best to deal with all your patients,” she said. That must be why the Canadian Nurses Association honours May 6 to 12 as National Nursing Week, a special recognition for the work they do in a year. The job does allow for continual improvement. Slanina Learn about trades careers and says there are lots of training opportunities in the opportunities to learn about other aspects to region. Open to parents, teachers nursing. and students of all ages. “Northern Health is amazing for eduFeaturing cational opportuni• interactive try-a-trade activities ties, they’ll train you • trades industry professionals whenever you want to learn,” she said. “We • trades presentations Mount Elizabeth Middle/Secondary can move to public 1491 Kingfisher Avenue health, we can move to Enter for a chance mental health...” to win an iPad Mini! She said she has spent some time in Free For info contact Seth Downs other areas, when she BBQ at 5pm becomes a bit burned out in her usual 1.877.277.2288 tines. Even as a job she

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notice Rio Tinto Alcan will reduce discharge from the Kemano Powerhouse to the Kemano River by approximately 50% from approximately 1 June to 31 August, 2013. This reduction is required as a part of the Backup Tunnel Project at Kemano. This project is authorized under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 5 June 2012, as per Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry file number 11-01-65354 and the T2 intake approval (file number 8200-1989-502401001 (T7558)).

From left to right, Captain Deana Buller, Commander Stan Bates and Captain Rob Buller.

Kitimat Cadet leaders recognized for efforts Cameron Orr Captain Rob Buller and his wife Deana are long-serving leaders in the Canadian Cadets program, and the two who now help lead the Kitimat Sea Cadet unit have been recognized with notable awards. Deana was recently awarded a Canadian Forces Decoration for her long service in the organization, while Rob takes the prestigious Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal. The awards were presented by visiting B.C.’s Cadets program’s Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Stan Bates. Bates noted in his speech to the cadets and visitors that Rob’s medal was based on a recommendation by the Cadets’ Central Region, in Ontario where Rob lead a cadets unit. “All his superb leadership and effort in Kitimat is only reinforced and validated by Central Region,” said Bates, in praising the word in reestablishing a cadets program in Kitimat. Rob said that starting a cadets unit was among his first priorities since being assigned to Kitimat for his job. “As soon as I found out I was coming to B.C. I started thinking ‘who do I know in B.C.?’,” said Rob. That question eventually connected him with Bates which started the process of starting again Kitimat’s Navy League, the executive which oversees local cadet programs. His work paid off when the cadets held their first parade last November.

Deana’s award was notable to Bates because he said it’s hard to find people who will still with the organization a long time, many just participating for as long as their own kids are cadets. I think you should wear this with extreme pride,” he said in presenting the medal. Deana, who is currently the administration officer and instructor for the local cadets, told the Sentinel that she joined the army cadets when she was 12 years old in Toronto, and kept with the organization until she turned 19. She’s been through several parts of the Canadian Forces, and said she really enjoys the program for the leadership skills , instructional skills and the responsibility it teaches. From her many years, one of her greatest memories was from when she was 16, and went on an exchange to Germany and had the chance to train with the German army. “It was an amazing experience,” she said. Meanwhile the local group, the 205 RCSCC Kitamaat, is still growing, and with the first wave of cadets going through, Rob hopes to see their enrolment numbers rise. He saw rapid increases in membership back in Ontario, which he credits to word of mouth by the cadets themselves. “It’s cadets telling cadets at school,” he said, hoping that the current cadets will help spread the word to their peers. The Kitimat group’s website is, and there is information there about how to join.

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Public Notice official commuNity PlaN ameNDmeNt ocP ghg target bylaw No. 1, 2013 Kitimat Council invites public comment before making a decision on the following Official Community Plan Amendment. Kitimat Council is considering a bylaw to amend the Official Community Plan with respect to greenhouse gas reduction targets. The BC Local Government Act requires that an Official Community Plan include targets for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the area covered by the plan. Kitimat Council recognizes the longterm need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; acknowledges the overwhelming uncertainty about making a forecast out to 2050; and appreciates any target based on current analysis could soon be outdated by such factors as fuel prices, technology change and community development. The proposed bylaw proposes adopting measures to document energy and GHG emissions, and establishes an interim target of per capita GHG emissions 10% below 2011 by 2020. a public hearing regarding ocP ghg target bylaw No. 1, 2013 will be held in the council chambers, Public safety building, 1101 Kingfisher avenue, on tuesday, 21 may, 2013 at 7:30pm. more information For more information about the above Official Community Plan amendment application and proposed bylaws, please visit 270 City Centre. A handbook is available for viewing which contains Council reports and related documents, including the draft bylaws. Office hours are 8:30am to Noon, and 1:30 to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. You may also call Community Planning and Development at 250-632-8900. Public comment

The Kitimat Legion’s president Marg Boegart (second from right) presents a cheque to the local Sea Cadets, money raised through sales of the poppy.

Kitimat Council welcomes public input. Written comment may be delivered to Council in advance by e-mail c/o, mail c/o 270 City Centre, Kitimat BC V8C 2H7; or fax 250-632-4995; up to 3pm, 14 May, 2013. Comment may also be delivered in person at the public hearing, 21 May, 2013, 7:30pm, at 1101 Kingfisher Avenue.

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Take steps to protect your life on the river The volunteers with Kitimat’s Search and Rescue group are urging the public to use caution, and to take precautions, when enjoying the river this year. The conditions are ripe for potential trouble if people don’t use proper safety gear on the water. Search Manager Manny Aruda said that they’re expecting low water levels because of a low snow pack from the winter. “That generally means there’s a lot less room to maneuver in the river,” he said. That danger is coupled with the fact that, with a high number of workers in town, the river is getting more crowded, he said. The problem will compound if rumours prove true and someone will be renting boats for the river this year. But crowding isn’t the big concern, it’s people who are inexperienced on the water, and the low rate of people who use life jackets. Aruda said that legislation requires life jackets to be

“As soon as your boat is moving you’re at the mercy of the current.” available when operating a boat, but the conditions on a river and being on the channel can be quite different. Whereas being on a boat taking in water on the channel could give you time to put on a floatation device, the currents of the river means that opportunity is gone. “As soon as your boat is moving you’re at the mercy of the current,” he said, saying the water will easily force people into log jams or rocks. He believes the amount of people who wear life jackets on the river is quite low. On a single day on the river last year he said he passed six or seven boats, and only two people from those were wearing life jackets. Aruda has lead searches on the river over the past several years, with many cases being people not wearing life jackets, and in a small number of those the person was

never recovered. He said Search and Rescue are turning to the community’s guides to set an example, calling them the stewards who can set an example. He said from at least one so far there has been a great response, and they will be putting pressure on other guides to follow suit. Already he’s seen guides on the river proudly showing off everyone wearing a life jacket as Aruda passes by. As far as the river itself, Aruda notes that the river below Cablecar is comparatively gentler than the river higher up. As volunteers will monitor compliance over the summer, Aruda says people should realize that life jackets don’t have to be cumbersome and there are alternatives, like CO2 inflatable ones, which can still protect you while being more comfortable to wear while on the water. “People need to realize you can get those now for a couple of hundred dollars and they’re not obstructive at all,” he said.

Safe Boating Awareness Boating Safety Tips

Canada is blessed with more fresh water than anywhere on the planet, and our lakes and rivers are favourite places for summer recreation. The ice is barely out before millions of Canadians are taking their boats out for fishing, water-skiing, tubing or just a leisurely cruise through beautiful northern scenery. Operating a boat is tons of fun, but it is serious business too, so please consider these boating safety tips. Life Jacket required: By law you may not have to wear a lifejacket – just have one in the boat for everyone onboard – but 90% of people who drown aren’t wearing a lifejacket. Today’s lightweight, vest-style lifejackets are much more comfortable than the clumsy versions of the past. Sober second thoughts: Attitudes and rules about drinking and boating have changed significantly, but a large percentage of serious boating accidents still involve alcohol. A cold drink on a hot summer day is a great thing, but operating a boat under the influence is a mistake you could regret forever. Testing, testing: All Canadians are required by federal law to carry a boating licence when operating a powered water craft. The Pleasure Craft Operator Card is for people who operate a powered watercraft that is used for recreational purposes. This licence is mandatory for all size

motors. A little knowledge can take you a long way. On the rocks: Many Canadian lakes are full of hazards, including rocks and trees. Knowing the waters and respecting markers are essential safety tactics. No wake zone: There’s lots of room to move in Canadian waters. But smart safety means slowing down when near other boats, swimmers, and those enjoying the water.

Weather Watch: For your safety, always check local weather conditions before departure. The radio, television and internet are good places to get information. If you notice any bad weather indicators such as darkening clouds, dropping temperatures or rougher winds while out on the water, play it safe by returning to land. Stay Seated: No standing up in your canoe, small powerboat, or any other similar watercraft. Standing can cause a small boat to become unstable and possibly capsize. Many drownings occur when men stand to urinate over the side of a boat. So please, if you feel nature’s call, head back to land just to be on the safe side.

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Career Opportunities QUAD L Enterprises Ltd. has a job opening for a: Vegetation Control Supervisor for the Cariboo Area. Responsibilities are planning and implementation of all aspects of control projects; provide training and supervision to employees; follow all Health, Safety and Environment policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will have several years of experience in the industry, have current safety certifications and Arborist Certification would be an asset. Please email resumes including a current driver’s abstract to

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Refinery plan gives lots to think about 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 it 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 mid-east 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 Black Press 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? Sincerely, Brian Gregg


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Continued from page 4 It’s happening again, as I write, in Cleveland where the horror show continues and facts emerge on the kidnapping and imprisonment of three young women. Where does it cross the line? People are ravenous for details and the lineup of cameras and reporters at the homes of the kidnap victims and the sensible intervention of family members to represent them instead of exposing them to questions they simply cannot be prepared for or ready to answer, is to be commended. On another subject, in the news as I write today, it appears various Canadian senators will be joining Mike Duffy in repaying the Cana-

dian taxpayer for ineligible claimed housing expenses. Duffy, appointed in 2008, by Stephen Harper, quickly recognized the danger to his reputation (and possibly his freedom) and after a couple of months of haggling over where his principal residence was located, he repaid $90,000 to the Senate for his wrongful claim. Other senators like Marc Harb (L) and Patrick Brazeau (C, but now I) were made of sterner stuff and awaited the results of a range of investigations that eventually required people with “erroneous” claims to repay their allowances. What I wonder, along with thousands of Canadian taxpayers, is why repayment on a false claim is an option.

In the private sector claiming ineligible expenses or taking money otherwise that is not rightfully yours, falls under the heading of “fraud” and just a firing is often not enough retribution for an employer and jail time results. Obviously it’s safer in the Senate. But, remember the “rules” were “confusing” and “unclear” so the answer is to make the rules clearer. Yeah, I buy that, especially if the rules were written by senators (I won’t capitalize the word, nor will I accede to the expected “Honorable” prefix to senators names). Sleazy but reminiscent of the frequent scenery at the trough of Canada’s inexhaustible taxpayers’ dollars.

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A deep look into all of Kitimat’s flakes “Kitamaat,” in Tsimshian, means “people of the snow.” The name was given as a description of the Haisla residents of these lands at the northern end of Douglas Channel. Meteorologists would agree that Kitimat’s title is apt. But are we truly Snow Valley, and what about our weather statistics? According to statistics from Environment Canada, the alltime Canadian record for snowfall in one day belongs to Lakelse B.C. It was on February, 17, 1974 when an incredible 118 centimeters fell. Well, we are very close and prior to that record, the record was with Kitimat. On February 18, 1972 Kitimat’s Townsite Weather Station at the fire hall reported 112.3 cm of snow. Talking about snow, in January of 1966 our same townsite weather station reported an incredible 436.9 cm. As for snowy years, the winter of 1971-72 takes the prize with a roof-breaking 1,054.9 cm. That’s over ten meters or about 33 feet. The nearby Alcan station of West Tahtsa Lake also made it to the record books with impressive yearly totals. Kitimat has had many amateur weather observers. Starting back in the early 1900s observations were taken at Kitamaat Mission by Reverend Raley and others. That station was operational until 1948. Official meteorological stations were established in the 1950s.

There have been weather stations at Alcan, The Public Safety Building, the Hatchery, and at the District of Kitimat’s PolluWalter thorne tion Control Sewage Plant on the dyke road. We have even over shows over a 30 year period the years had school weather stations which reported from 1961 to 1990 Kitimat’s avto the media province-wide. To- erage annual snowfall was 494.8 day, most weather data is col- cm. This compares to Calgary lected remotely with little human with 124 cm per year, and Monintervention. We rely heavily on treal, considered a very snowy the Terrace Airport Weather Sta- city with 218 cm. Communities do exist which do receive more tion. Kitimat has had meteorolog- snow than Kitimat but they are ical observers, including Eileen rare, and many of them are ski Hutson. She has been able to get communities. Our community stands out out, ruler in hand, to measure our as an extremely snowy location big snowfalls. Recently, the winwhich has serious implications. ter of 2011-2012 was a whopper with 775 cm or about 28 feet. Living in Snow Valley means Had the snow continued into conforming to the strictest buildFebruary and March, we would ing codes in Canada, requiring have been looking at a new re- us to live in homes rated with the strongest roofs designed in the cord. In the past, a lack of trained whole country. It means getting weather observers has limited used to fleets of snowblowers, accurate data received about keeping vehicles off the street snowfall events. Measurements during overnight snowfalls, it at each of the stations vary. The means paying huge municipal Alcan station is wetter, and it bills for snow removal which just measures less snow and less sun may be the highest per capita in as reflected by its proximity to all of our country, and of course, the mountains and its low eleva- it means life as usual, includtion at just above sea level. The ing going to work and school townsite station is drier, sunnier, even with a metre of fresh snow. and of course at 128 meters in Clearly we have earned the title, elevation, it receives far more “People of the Snow.” Appropriately, we have adopted the snowsnow. Environment Canada’s flake as an identifying icon. Officially, Kitimat lies National Climate Archive site

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Kitimat Marlins Continued from page 15 It was also her first 13 year old girl age group national qualifying time. Salema also lowered team mates Kleanza Cathers record in the 50 breaststroke from last year. Cathers time was 40.00, Salema’s new record time was 39.55. Salema won all seven of her events in the 11-12 girls on her way to the gold medal in the 11-12 girls category. Kleanza Cathers (13) also broke two pool records in the 13-14 girls category. Cathers took off 66 seconds in her 1500 meter freestyle time to break Stephanie Nicholls pool record from 1999. Nicholls from Prince Rupert went on to swim with UBC and break the woman’s BC 50 free record and help UBC break the National 4*100 medley record, and Nicholls swam free on the relay. Nicholls record time in the 1500 meter was 18:49, Cathers new record time was 18:31.53. It was Cathers first 13 year old age group National qualifying time and a time that was the

18th fastest time swam by a 13 year old girls in the event in the country this swim season. Cathers also broke a 29 year old record in the 50 butterfly. The old record was held by Dawn Pasacreta from Kitimat. Her time was 33.00, Cathers new record time was 32.13. Cathers swam to 100 per cent personal best times on her way to the gold medal in the 13-14 girls category. In the 15 and over girls Robyn Alderman (16) swam to 100 per cent personal best times on her way to the bronze medal in the division. In the 11-12 boys division Ethan Velho (12) swam to 100 per cent personal best times on his way to the bronze medal in the division. In the 13-14 boys division Ben Anker (14) swam to 100 per cent personal best times on his way to the bronze medal in the division. In the 10 and under girls division Leah Desousa (10) took the silver medal and Charlotte Collier (10) took the bronze medal.

Two swimmers achieved their first AA Provincial times and now are welcome to attend AA Provincial Championships in Victoria. Hannah Pearson (11) achieved the standard in the 11 and under girls 100 backstroke. Madisen Szmata (12) achieved the standard in the 12 year old girl 100 freestyle and backstroke, as well swam to 100 per cent personal best times Making the largest one swim improvement for the Marlins was Hayden Dobbin (13) with an 86 second improvement in the 1500 freestyle. Dobbin swam to 100 per cent personal best times. Also swimming to 100 per cent personal best times for the Marlins was Laurence Boucher (12), Nickolas Cordeiro (14), Raychel Davies (13), Annika Desousa (8), Mattias Dobbin (13), Keiren Koza (8), Madison Landry (11), Isaiah Silva (8), Nolan Striker (12), Madisen Szmata (12), Ewan Thomopoulos (9), Gavin Thomopoulos (6), Izaak Vehlo (11), Kemper Weightman (8).

within the Humid Continental Climatic Zone. Our own local climate is characterized by large amounts of moisture and limited sunshine. Winters are relatively mild and summers can be rainy. The record low, recorded at least on four occasions, is minus 25 centigrade. Statistics show our annual precipitation; rain and snow combined is 239.5 cm. This compares to Vancouver Airport with 147.4 cm, and Victoria with 84.1 cm. Yes it is a lot, but be assured it is not a record. Prince Rupert has, according to Environment Canada, an annual precipitation of 311.1 cm. Hartley Bay, our neighbour just south on Douglas Channel gets a yearly soaking of 454 cm. The Canadian record is at Henderson Lake on the Alberni Canal with an astounding 947 cm. We live in a saturated location. Drainage is a big concern, requiring top-rate drainage systems. Floods are rare but, in the years prior to the Service Centre and Kildala Neighbourhood dykes, there were floods and evacuations from a rampaging Kitimat River. Fluctuations have even blown out bridges, like in 1978 when we lost the Wahtl Creek Bridge at Kitamaat Village. Flooding has periodically led to discoloured drinking water. We rarely have a shortage of moisture, but it can happen. As for sunshine, our average an-

nual hours are 1,405, compared to Victoria’s 2,193 and Calgary’s 2,405 hours. In other words, for every 24 hours of sun that Calgary gets, Kitimat would get 14. Kitimat’s sunniest months are May and July. Don’t let anyone tell you Kitimat doesn’t get hot as its official warmest day ever was on July 29, 2009 when two of our weather stations both at the Hatchery and at Alcan registered a scorching 39.5 degrees. People world-wide are obsessed with weather. No wonder the weather channel is so popular, and not surprisingly we in Kitimat are weather obsessed too. Many of us have pride in adversity; we identify with our extremes of weather. It is one of our identifying features and yes we have earned the title “People of the Snow,” or even perhaps people of the rain.

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last year was 25.12. Cordeiro’s time was 24.79. Cordeiro won all 7 of his events on his way to the gold medal in overall points in the 15 and over boys division. Brander Pacheco (14) also broke three pool records in the 13-14 boys division. He lowered his own

pool record in the 200 butterfly. He broke the 100 butterfly record held by Triston Brown from Terrace from 1997. Brown’s time was 1:05.07, Pacheco’s new record time was 1:02.85. The old record in the 50 fly was held by Kurt Grossman of Prince Rupert from 2003.

Grossman at the time was the fastest 50 meter freestyle swimmer in the country for his age. Grossman’s time was 28.90 for the 50 fly, Pacheco’s new record time was 28.79. Pacheco won all seven of his events on his way to the gold medal in the 13-14 boys category.

Alivia Salema (12) broke two pool records in the 11-12 girls division. She lowered her own record in the 1500 meter freestyle by 52 seconds. Her new time of 18:39.74 is the fourth fastest time for a 12 year old girl swam in Canada this swim season. Continued on page 14

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Submitted Swim teams from Terrace, Prince Rupert, Smithers and host Kitimat had 112 swimmers competing recently in Kitimat for a regional swim meet. The competition was extremely fast with 15 Sam Lindsay Memorial pool records broken from six different swimmers from around the region. The Kitimat Marlins had some excellent results from all of their swimmers and ended up winning the meet for total points. Kyler Cordeiro (17) in his last home meet, as he is graduating this year, finished with a bang. He broke three pool records, lowering his own pool records in the 50 meter backstroke and 100 Freestyle and breaking the pool record in the 50 meter freestyle. The old 50 meter freestyle record by Brett Zollen of Smithers from


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Shown are Emma Trzos (Bantam best team player), Isaiah Galante (Bantam best player), and Stephen Eckstein (Pee-wee most sportsmanlike player). Kitimat Minor Hockey held their AGM and awards presentations on April 22.

Submitted The Kitimat Minor Hockey Association handed out their Annual Awards on Tuesday, April 22, just before their Annual General Meeting. The team is pleased to recognize the following: Sharp Shop Award: most sportsmanlike player, PeeWee division: Stephen Eckstein Darrel Trach Memorial: Best Player, Bantam division: Isaiah Galante Shawn Michael Phillip Redmond Memorial: best team player, Bantam division: Emma Trzos Tom Connors Memorial: Most Sportsmanlike Player, Bantam division: Michelle Gregoire Wilf Owen Sportsmanlike, Midget Division: Maddy Amado Brenda Lonsdale trophy: Most improved, Bantam division: PJ Mattiuz.

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ON NOW AT YOUR BC BUICK GMC DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada. ♦/‡/††/*/†Offers apply to the purchase of a 2013 Sierra EXT 4X4 (R7C), 2013 Terrain FWD (R7A), 2013 Acadia FWD (R7A), equipped as described. Freight included ($1,600/$1,550). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Buick GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, RBC Royal Bank, TD Auto Financing Services or Scotiabank may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Buick GMC dealer for details. ▼Based on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. ‡0% Purchase financing offered on approved credit by RBC Royal Bank/TD Auto Financing/Scotiabank for 84/48 months on new or demonstrator 2013 Terrain FWD/2013 Acadia FWD. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $119/$208 for 84/48 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. 0.99% Purchase financing for 84 months on 2013 Sierra EXT 4X4 on approved credit by TD Auto Financing Services/RBC Royal Bank/Scotiabank. Example: $10,000 at 0.99% for 84 months, the monthly payment is $123. Cost of borrowing is $355, total obligation is $10,355. Biweekly payments based on a purchase price of $27,495 with $3,300 down on 2013 Sierra EXT 4X4, equipped as described. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly payments and cost of borrowing will also vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. ≠Based on a 0.9%/0.9%/3.6%, 24/48/60 month lease for new (demonstrator not eligible) 2013 Sierra EXT 4X4/2013 Terrain FWD/2013 Acadia FWD, equipped as described. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000km, $0.16 per excess kilometer. OAC by GM Financial. Lease APR may vary depending on down payment/trade. Down payment or trade of and security deposit may be required. Total obligation is $11,022/$19,504/$23,083. Option to purchase at lease end is $18,995/$11,228/$17,037 plus applicable taxes. Other lease options available. ♦$7,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on the 2013 Sierra EXT 4X4 (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. $1,500/$2,000 non-stackable cash credits is a manufacturer to dealer delivery credit (tax exclusive) for 2013 Sierra 1500 Ext Cab/Sierra 1500 Crew. Non-stackable cash credits are available only when consumers opt for the cash purchase of a new or demonstrator model. By selecting lease or finance offers, consumers are foregoing such discounts and incentives which will result in a higher effective interest rate. See dealer for details. Offer ends May 31, 2013. ^Whichever comes first. Conditions and limitations apply. ^^Based on latest competitive data available. +The Best Buy seal is a registered trademark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used under license. †*Comparison based on 2012 Wards segmentation: Middle/Cross Utility Vehicle and latest competitive data available, and based on the maximum legroom available. Excludes other GM brands. ^*For more information visit ** U.S. Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are a part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program ( †Valid at participating GM dealerships in Canada only. Retail customers only. Offer ranges from 750 to 3,000 AIR MILES® reward miles, depending on model purchased. No cash value. Offer may not be combined with certain other AIR MILES promotions or offers. See your participating GM dealer for details. Offer expires July 2, 2013. Please allow 4–6 weeks after the offer end date for reward miles to be deposited to your AIR MILES® Collector Account. To ensure that reward miles are deposited in the preferred balance, Collector should ensure his/her balance preferences (AIR MILES® Cash balance and AIR MILES® Dream balance) are set as desired prior to completing the eligible purchase transaction. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer for any reason in whole or in part at any time without notice. ®™Trademarks of AIR MILES International Trading B.V. Used under license by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and General Motors of Canada Limited. ‡‡Offer only valid from April 2, 2013 to July 2, 2013 (the “Program Period”) to retail customers resident in Canada who own or are currently leasing (during the Program Period) a GMC Terrain, Aztek, Sunrunner, Buick Rendezvous, Saturn Vue will receive a $1,000 credit towards the purchase, lease or factory order of an eligible new 2013 GMC Terrain. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $1,000 credit includes GST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply.

16 Northern Sentinel, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 THE KITIMAT RELAY FOR Contact 250-632-3144 for more LIFE happens on June 1, starting information. at 10 a.m. at the high school out- KITIMAT FIBRE ARTS GUILD: door track. Events and entertain- Interested in knitting, spinning, weaving, or any other ment runs all day. KITIMAT SENIORS’ CENTRE fibre? For more inforis looking for a new leader for mation phone Maureen their Seniors’ Band. Please con- 250-632-5444. tact the Programmer (250 632 KITIMAT MULTIPLE 3475) for more info if you have SCLEROSIS - I have the skills, experience and desire M.S. but M.S. does not have me. to volunteer your time with this You are not alone, male or female, and the Kitimat M.S. group would group. CHILD DEVELOPMENT CEN- like to be here for you. Total conTRE Family Fun Spot Drop-In fidentiality. For more information Monday and Friday afternoons 1-3 contact Mary at 250-639-6016. p.m., Wednesday mornings 10:30 AGLOW OF KITIMAT: All are a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ages 0-5 wel- welcome at our Care Group and Bible Study for men and women, come. “A Great place for families to meet singles or married, Thursdays at 7 p.m. over coffee and toys!”

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For information phone Brenda at 250-632-5771 or Wendi at 250632-5673. DID YOU KNOW that literacy is


more than just being able to read? The Kitimat Adult Literacy Program provides FREE tutoring services for adult interested in improving their reading, writing, math, communication, and information technology skills. Is English NOT your first language? We provide FREE tutoring and small group English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.









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For more information please call Brandi at 250-632-7393. To see what’s happening at the Community Corner, check us out at KALP.html or find us on facebook. DO YOU HAVE DIABETES? We offer individual and group counseling. Certification for blood glucose strips is available. Make an appointment and bring your meter. The Good Food Box is part of our program. Forms for this can be picked up at the Living Well Program or at the hospital main desk.

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Donations for this worthwhile program are always accepted. For more info call 250-6328313 during operating hours Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. to noon, Thursdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - or leave message on our voice mail. We are located on the second floor of the Kitimat Hospital in the Home Support offices. PRAYER CANADA KITIMAT meets upstairs at the fire hall Tuesdays, from noon - 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to pray for our city council and those in positions of authority in Kitimat, for the government of BC and of Canada. For information call Lesley at 250-632-4554.

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- Segment Exclusive automatic Locking Differential - Best-in-Class 5 Year/160,000km Powertrain Warranty^, 60,000km Longer than Ford F-150 or ram^^





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- Consumers Digest Best Buy For The Fourth Year in a row+ - 2.4L i4 Engine or Newly available 3.6L V6 Engine - Multi-Flex™ Sliding and reclining rear Seat, Offering Class-Leading Legroom†*


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- Fold Flat Second and Third row Seating for Flexibility and Cargo Capacity - iiHS 2013 Top Safety Pick^* and NHTSa 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for Safety**




Call MacCarthy Motors at 250-635-4941, or visit us at 5004 Highway 16 West, Terrace. [License #5893]

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Kitimat Northern Sentinel, May 15, 2013  
Kitimat Northern Sentinel, May 15, 2013  

May 15, 2013 edition of the Kitimat Northern Sentinel