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Murder suspect gets day in court Gazette staff PORT HARDY—The local courthouse opened for a special session this week to accommodate the preliminary inquiry on a charge of murder. Dakota Johnny faces the charge

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North Island soccer season wraps up with Port Hardy tourney. Page 14

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immediately preceding trial in the Canadian court system wherein the Crown must satisfy a Judge that sufficient prima facie evidence exists to convict the accused at trial. If the judge is satisfied that the

in relation to the September 2012 death of Cindy Scow, who was killed in Port Hardy. The Crown began laying out its evidence Monday, with the inquiry slated to run until Friday. The preliminary inquiry is the step

case is strong enough the case moves forward and a trial is scheduled. The inquiry was ongoing at the time the Gazette went to press and the findings will be reported in next week’s edition.

Kwakiutl court decision mixed Gazette staff PORT HARDY—The Kwakiutl First Nation was heartened by the recognition that the Province of British Columbia had breached its duties by denying the existence of its aboriginal title and territorial rights. But the band will not receive compensation for the 2008 provincial sale of a forestry license to Western Forest products on what the band claims as traditional territory. A B.C. Supreme Court decision announced June 17, granted a binding declaration that Crown has “an ongoing duty to consult in good faith and endeavour to seek accommodations regarding unextinguished Aboriginal rights, title and interest in respect of Kwakiutl Territory,” said a release from the First Nation. “After 162 years of neglect, we need to be able to begin actively rebuilding our Nation, renewing our territory and regaining our identity,” said Ross Hunt, Kwakiutl councillor. “The government must fulfill the honour of the Crown.” The court case was prompted by two forest management decisions to approve the removal of

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Fire restrictions in effect Gazette staff As of Monday, June 24, North Vancouver Island is subject to the annual open fire restrictions, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations announced. Under the restrictions, the size of open fires will be limited in most of the Coastal Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public. The prohibition will remain in effect until Oct. 15, 2013 or the public is otherwise

notified. All BC Parks, Crown and private lands within the Coastal Fire Centre are affected, with the exception of the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District and the area known as the “Fog Zone”. Specific activities affected by this prohibition include: • the burning of any material, piled or unpiled, smaller than two metres in height and three metres in width, including burning barrels; • the burning of

stubble or grass over an area less than 2,000 square metres (0.2 hectares); and • the use of fireworks, sky lanterns or burning barrels of any size or description. This prohibition does not ban campfires that are a halfmetre high by a halfmetre wide or smaller and does not apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. The prohibition covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but it does not apply within the

boundaries of a local government that has wildfire prevention bylaws in place and is serviced by a fire department. Before lighting any fire, residents should check with local civic authorities regarding any current prohibitions. Anyone found in contravention of an open fire prohibition may be fined $345 or, if convicted in court, be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention

causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person may be subject to a penalty of up to $10,000 in addition to being ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs. The latest information on fire activity, conditions and prohibitions, can be found on the Wildfire Management Branch website at www. bcwildfire.ca. To report a wildfire or unattended campfire, call 1-800-6635555 toll-free or call *5555 on your cellphone.

Fall lands pair in hospital Gazette staff A pair of workers from the Georgie Lake Transmission Project are recovering from injuries after an accident landed the pair in hospital recently. The two men were airlifted to hospital after the incident, which occurred June 12, following an apparent fall from a height. Details on the exact nature of the incident are currently under investigation by Valley Power Safety

Management and WorkSafe BC. One man was released from hospital June 14, while the other remains in Vancouver General Hospital recovering from his injuries and is reportedly “progressing well.” In a subsequent release, Valley Power said “All of Valley Power’s employees’ hearts and thoughts are with these workers and their families as they recover from their injuries.”

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More heed, less speed marked police vehicles, all with flashing emergency lights activated while the vehicle was being placed onto the tow truck. “As it was a Sunday, there was a decent amount of traffic headed north and south along the highway, and the number of vehicles who did not ‘Slow Down or Move Over’ was considerable,” the detachment stated in a written release. The Slow Down and Move Over law came into effect in 2009 and was designed to protect emergency services personnel and those they are attempting to assist while on or next to roadways in British Columbia. Drivers must decrease their speed when approaching a stopped emergency vehicle when it is on or beside a roadway and has its lights flash-

ing. If there are two lanes going in the same direction, drivers must move into the inside lane to pass, if it is safe to do so and a police officer has not directed them to do otherwise. This legislation applies to drivers passing Police, Fire, Ambulance and towing vehicles, as well as vehicles used by Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE) personnel, passenger transportation inspectors, the BC Conservation Officer Service, BC Park Rangers and Special Provincial Constables employed in the Ministry of Forests. When a driver is approaching or passing a stopped emergency vehicle with flashing lights on a roadway, the BC Motor Vehicle Act Regulations requires

drivers traveling in both directions to: • Drive at no more than 70 km/h where the speed limit is 80 km/h or more; or • Drive at no more than 40 km/h where the speed limit is less than 80 km/h. Violators are subject to a fine of $173 and three penalty points for failing to abide by the regulation. Criminal Code charges could also be considered depending on the seriousness of the incident. Since 2001, more than 40 emergency workers have been killed or seriously injured while helping people on BC roads. “When you see red, blue, amber or white lights, please Slow Down and Move Over,” the RCMP said. “Failure to do so will result in enforcement action being taken.”

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Gazette staff As the result of motorists’ behaviour following a serious accident on Highway 19 earlier this month, the RCMP is reminding the public of the importance of slowing down and moving over when approaching and passing emergency vehicles when they have their emergency lights activated, in order to give emergency workers as much space as possible to complete their duties. On June 9 the Port McNeill RCMP responded to a serious motor vehicle incident on Highway 19, where a vehicle went off the road and plunged more than 100 feet over the edge of the roadway. The driver and passenger of the vehicle sustained only minor injuries, but the scene drew two tow trucks, and two

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Council gets an earful — from grade 5 students J.R. Rardon Gazette editor PORT McNEILL— Faced down by a determined group of residents calling for changes to local garbage-control bylaws, town council didn’t flinch during its regular meeting June 17. On the other hand, councillors unanimously agreed the grade five students made a compelling case with a well-researched presentation. “I’m very impressed with the information you brought forward,” coun. Shirley Ackland told the half-dozen students of Jennifer Lok’s Sunset Elementary class, who called for stronger measures from the town in controlling problem bears in the community. “I don’t think you left anything out. You did a great job.” The students clearly did their research, including identifying areas where bears had returned repeatedly for a free meal, and looking up bylaws in neighbouring communities. Lok said she hosted a visit by Mac Willing of the North Island’s Bear Aware program, and produced a poster as students Macey Guldager, Camryn

Council Meeting Port McNeill school,” added Koen Sharpe, another student. “Very, very good,” Mayor Gerry Furney said following the delegation’s appearance. “Nice presentations from everybody, and very nicely presented.” Furney went on to ask for a copy of the students’ shared speech in order that council might consider the request.

Sunset Elementary School students lobbied Port McNeill council for a bear-safe garbage bylaw during last week’s meeting in council chambers. Front: Macey Guldager. Back row, from left: Rebecca Hill, Camryn Stanley, Abbie Mohan, Callista Stuckless and Koen Sharpe. Jennifer Lok

Stanley, Callista Stuckless, Rebecca Hill, Koen Sharpe and Abbie Mohan gave their presentation. The class previously wrote a letter to council, but noticed a lot of bears in town, and wanted to speak to

council about its concerns. The students lined up in front of council and each took a turn speaking from prepared scripts. “Port Hardy has a garbage bylaw,” said Callista Stuckless, one of the six students who

stepped forward to address council. “We live where bears live, so it’s our responsibility to make our town less attractive to bears,” “We’d like to see all the garbage cans with open tops gone by the time we go to high

Finances approved In a special meeting called this week, council approved the treasurer’s monthly financial reports for April and May, and also approved the 2013 Annual Municipal Report. The financial reports had been on the agenda for the June 17 meeting but councillors tabled approval because treasurer Albert Sweet was not in attendance to answer questions. In the June 24 special meeting, Sweet appeared to address questions and also present the Annual Municipal Report, which included the town’s annual audit and its consolidated

“We live where bears live, so it’s our responsibility to make our town less attractive to bears.” Callista Stuckless

statement of revenue and expenditure. Logger Sports helped Council approved a $500 contribution to the Port McNeill Logger Sports Society to host its fourth annual Lumberjack Competition, scheduled for July 6 at the

Broughton Boulevard logger sports grounds. “The last couple of years we’ve donated that amount, and I’d recommend the same,” said Ackland. “I think they do a good job of showcasing the history of the community.” Council agreed and passed the motion unanimously.

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Athletes and support staff from the North Island Cougars team accept the Most Sportsmanlike Team trophy during the recent 2013 Operation Trackshoes competition at the University of Victoria. Photo submitted

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Gazette staff The North Island Cougars were awarded the 2013 Sportsmanship Award in the adult division at the 43rd annual

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Rights denied, band claims from page 1 14,000 hectares of private forest land by WFP under its forest stewardship plan nearly five years ago. The Kwakiutl Nation met with the province following the decision, but was told it had surrendered its title and rights under the 162-year-old Douglas Treaties, the release stated. The Kwakiutl, in turn, claimed the ruling was a blatant minimization of the treaty and a denial of aboriginal title and rights. “We wanted to achieve accommodation and to require the governments to respect and fulfill Douglas Treaty obligations, including protecting historical village sites, some of which are located on the land covered by the forestry decisions,” Kwakiutl Chief Rupert Wilson said. In the summer of 2011, members of the Kwakiutl Nation embarked on a symbolic protest of the provincial government’s move, briefly blockading the BC

“We wanted to achieve accommodation ...” Chief Rupert Wilson

Ferries dock in Port McNeill and marching from the dock to the offices of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations to continue with dancing and singing. The judge ruled last week, however, that the province had met its duty to consult with the band, and that the Kwakiutl First Nation should have been more responsive to the province’s and WFP’s efforts to engage. The decision also noted that so much time had passed since the two forest stewardship decision had been made that undoing them now would have “wide-ranging negative economic consequences on the forest industry.” The ruling was a disappointment to the Kwakiutl, but the band took some solace from the fact the judge expected the province

and Canada to now begin “honourable negotiations” with the Kwakiutl to address constitutional rights. “On behalf of the Assembly of First Nations national executive, I commend the Kwakiutl Indian Band and all First Nations in Douglas Treaty territory and across the country for asserting their title and rights,” said Shawn Atleo, AFN National Chief. “And for continuing to pursue negotiations to address constitutional rights in ways that they can drive their own futures in their territories.” The Kwakiutl release also noted the obligation of the Crown to survey and protect the band’s village sites and enclosed fields for Kwakiutl use has not been met, “leaving the Kwakiutl people 0.2 acres per person of reserve land, as compared to an average of 33.023 acres per per-

son for First Nations across B.C.” In the wake of the ruling, the Kwakiutl received prompt support from not only AFN, but First Nations leaders across the province. “The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs stands in solidarity with the Kwakiutl Indian Band and all Douglas Treaty First Nations in their complete rejection and repudiation of the Province of B.C.’s deeply offensive legal arguments that the Douglas Treaties represent an extinguishment of their aboriginal title and rights interests,” said Grand Chief Stewart Thompson, the UBCIC president. “We call on Premier Clark, Minister Rustad and Minister Thomson to immediately meet with the Kwakiutl First Nation to commence negotiations to achieve fair and just accommodation for commercial forestry in Kwakiutl territory, including compensation for accommodation denied to Kwakiutl due to B.C.’s now-illegal position of denial.”

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2012 Annual Report The 2012 Annual Report will be available on-line on the District of Port Hardy website on June 30, 2013 and will be presented to the public at the July 23, 2013 Regular Council Meeting at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers. www.porthardy.ca

Just for You PORT HARDY SECONDARY SCHOOL YEAR-END AWARDS 2012-2013 Perfect Attendance Award for the Year Sydni Burns Laura Chilson Rory Korhonen Patrick Miller William Miller

Excellent Attendance Award for the Year (5 or Fewer Classes Missed) Tyler Collins – Semester 2 Matthew Roulston Principal’s Honour Roll (Student(s) who achieved a 90% average or better for the year) Grade 8 Rebekkah Ankenmann Kathleen Gough Olivia Haysey Brandon Sparling Maya Waldstein Grade 9 Sydni Burns Grade 10 Alexandra Southgate

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COMMENTARY

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Happy Canada Day Just a couple more days now until the big daddy of long weekends for 2013. Monday will mark Canada’s 146th “birthday”, and cakes will be cut and consumed across the nation to commemorate the day. The run-up to the big day holds plenty of promise for North Islanders. Kids are wrapping up school this week and are looking forward to newfound freedom over the next couple of months. Camping and fishing outings are being planned for the weekend leading up to Canada Day. On Monday, many of us will regroup at the region’s various community celebrations to revel with parades and flag-raisings, games both fun and competitive, and entertainment of all kinds. Oh, and don’t forget the food. Also, we ask, please don’t forget your neighbours. While you attend your local festivities, take a moment to look around and see who else is around. Perhaps you’ll have a chance to make new friends or strike up conversation with newcomers. After all, any nation — and especially one with as proud a history and tradition as Canada — is made up not of individuals who occasionally come together for a party and then scatter to look after their self-interests. It is made up of a community, one that shares its joys and sorrows, its hopes for its children’s futures, and a helping hand when it is most needed. Happy Canada Day, everyone. And may you keep a piece of it with you throughout the year.

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Cabinet rookies handed hot files VICTORIA – There are nine new faces in Premier Christy Clark’s cabinet, seven of them elected to the B.C. legislature for the first time on May 14. They have been handed some of the hottest problems, and Clark’s marching orders in “mandate letters” for each ministry. And this is the start of a four-year term, when unpopular reforms are attempted. Take Amrik Virk, the former RCMP inspector from Surrey who’s suddenly in charge of advanced education. His mandate includes: “Review the student loan program to make recommendations for improvement to ensure the loan program is meeting the needs of today’s students.” Virk must also set targets to “match the skills we need with the skills we are graduating” and require post-secondary schools to “ensure student seats are being filled.” Virk will be working

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closely with Education Minister Peter Fassbender, who must “ensure seamless transitions” from high school to the workforce for post-secondary trades and apprenticeships. In his spare time, Fassbender is to overhaul the school district bargaining agency and achieve a 10-year peace with the teachers’ union. Justice Minister Suzanne Anton has worked as a Crown prosecutor, so she’ll have some insight into the system that still grapples

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Athletes and coaches of the North Island Cougars were awarded the team sportsmanship trophy at Operation Trackshoes in Victoria.

A pair of workers on the transmission line from Cape Scott Wind Farm were injured in a fall, and one remains in hospital.

with Stanley Cup rioters from two summers ago. Her orders are to get traffic tickets and other administrative penalties out of the courts, keep working on integrating police fiefdoms and generally treat the constipation that afflicts law enforcement today. Oh, and examine whether to spin off the Liquor Distribution Branch into a Crown corporation, a possible prelude to selling it. Transportation Minister Todd Stone of Kamloops has to impose the ferry route reductions that have been worked on by two previous ministers, and push Metro Vancouver through a referendum on ways to fund its own transit. If more tolls or taxes are going to be implemented, now is the time. Coralee Oakes has made a political leap from Quesnel city hall to the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. One of her key tasks is to invent A member of

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a framework for a “rural dividend” from liquefied natural gas development. Oakes has to figure out how to “better provide provincial support” to sport and cultural organizations, but do it with no new money. All ministers have strict instructions to balance their lean budgets and take part in the latest “core review” to identify government functions that can be sold, delegated or shut down. New Minister of International Trade, Richmond’s Teresa Wat, has to find a way to continue the growth of lumber and other exports to China, India and elsewhere on the Pacific Rim. Third-term MLA John Rustad gets aboriginal relations, with specific instructions to deal with gas and perhaps oil pipelines through his Nechako Lakes constituency. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press. tfletcher@ blackpress.ca

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Wording minimizes impact of assault Dear editor, I’m writing you in regards to the statement made by the school district that states “There have not been any findings of major sexual offences involving any of our students while on school grounds this year.” (RCMP completes school investigation, Gazette, June

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13)   “Sexual assaults” and “domestic violence” have an impact on the victims, sometimes for a lifetime. Any assault, be it “major” or “minor” should never be minimized, which I feel it was in the above statement. This is like telling a perpetrator, there will be

no “consequences” for a “minor” sexual assault. My heart goes out to little girl. And her parents, whoever they are. I am a survivor of such an assault at the age of 9. After telling my story to the cops, they brought the man in. The outcome:  no consequences except they sent

the man to another town. That was his punishment. To this day, I wonder how many other little girls did he do this to because he got away with it. I will never forget his face. I would hope the little boy in Port Hardy will get help. I would hate to see him turn into a man think-

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Letters to the editor

Dear editor, Canadians can point with pride to our great success in saving millions of lives through programs such as the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations. These kind of initiatives are simple, transparent, and cost effective, and show that foreign aid can work wonders. But this year we learned that the Conservative

Government plans to roll CIDA into the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. This is happening at the same time of CIDA’s new emphasis in promoting the development of foreign resources by Canadian mining companies. These changes increase my worry that CIDA will lose its way. Will we throw away immunization programs to bolster corporate returns?  Will maternal and child aid be reduced in the name of CEO

bonuses? Are these changes intended to help the world’s poor or Canadian shareholders? In government there is always room for new approaches and improvement, but through these changes it is imperative that Minister Baird and Minister Fantino maintain CIDA’s core mandate of poverty reduction and assistance to the world’s poorest. 
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 Victoria

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Leave the beach the way you found it After a beautiful walk to the Airport Beach tonight, I was dismayed to once again find remnants of beach fire partiers.  Last Wednesday I was there with a friend and saw no less than 30 empty beer cans and bottles.  Tonight there was again empties and smashed glass spread around at least three beach fires.   I understand the joy of sitting on the beach, around a crackling fire, enjoying the beauty that surrounds us. However, I do not understand or tolerate the mentality of leaving trash behind for others to pick up. Broken glass especially — it is so dangerous. Be a grownup. If you bring it in, take it out. Who wants to hang out in a proverbial garbage dump?   And, part 2 of this rant — if you are headed to the Airport beach, SLOW DOWN on the backroads. There is limited visibility and there are lots of kids, dogs and other beings on the road. There have been a few close calls by people fishtailing around corners and trying to off-road in woefully inadequate vehicles. Happy Summer! Shannon Passmore Port Hardy

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June 27 Organizational meeting at St. Columba Church at 7 p.m. to determine if there is interest in starting a children’s community choir in Port Hardy. Money is in place to support this opportunity. All are welcome. July 1 Annual Canada Day celebrations across the North Island. Events in each community, for listings see our Canada Day advance, Page 12. July 2 Mount Waddington Transit celebrates the five-year anniversary of bus service on the North Island, 1-2 p.m., Gate House Theatre, Port McNeill. Screening of a short film on the transit system by the North Island Community Services Society Teen Centre gang, refreshments, more. Info, 250-956-3151.

MEETINGS & ONGOING EVENTS • Are you interested in being part of the team? Join the PH Fire Dept. drop-in meeting every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the fire halls. • Port Hardy Museum & Gift Shop open daily 10am - 5pm. • Quatsino Museum & Archives is open Friday to Sunday from 1:00 -2:00. Open daily July & August. FMI quatsino.museum@recn.ca • Every 1st & 3rd Saturday at 7pm: Coal Harbour Activity Centre Game Night. Bring a friend. Free. FMI 250-949-0575. • PH Lions Club Bingo every Thursday. Doors open at 5:30pm. • The German Edelweiss Cultural Club meets Thurs. at 7pm in PH Inn Pub. FMI 250-2301376. • Free weekly meeting on alternative healing methods to fix health issues like cancer and arthritis, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Providence place. FMI, 250-949-0484.

July 5 Roots songstress Allison Brown and mandolin accompanist Uncle Dan Henshall perform at the Whale’s Rub Pub in Sointula, 7 p.m., to cap their VIA Rail On Board Entertainment tour. Cost is “pay what you can”. July 6 Third annual North Island Cops for Cancer golf tourney, 10 a.m., Seven Hills Golf and Country Club. Four-person, best-ball format; $60 per golfer includes 18 holes of play, dinner and prizes. Space is limited; to register call Seven Hills at 250-949-9818. For tourney info, call Cst. Regush at 250-284-3353. July 6 Fourth annual Port McNeill Logger Sports competition, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Broughton Blvd. waterfront grounds. Classifications from pro to novice; newcomers welcome to attend free training clinics each Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. Entry forms available at www. vancouverislandnorth.ca/loggersports; FMI, Nick at 250-281-2419. July 8-12 Stepping Stones Centre summer camp: Nature Kids. Preschool (ages 3-5) from 9:30-11:10 a.m.; school age (5-9) from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cost $50 for the week; registration forms available at Stepping Stones Centre in Robert Scott School. Space is limited; for more info call 250-949-3031.

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North Island history never ceases to amaze One of the things that attracts me to the history of the North Island are the unbelievable stories. Just when I think I’ve researched something fully, a new piece of information surprises me. I have published a previous article on the early history of Sointula, but I was recently contacted by the group who is putting on a conference September Above: The wharf at Sointula as it appeared in the first half 20-22: Culture Shock: of the 1900s. Right: A home in the Finnish settlement on Utopian Dreams, Hard Malcolm Island during the same period. Realities: (www.soinCourtesy BC Archives Collection tulan.ca/). banded many years pices of the Kalevan have any stories or The keynote speaker Island is actually a out these preemp- of Sointula. The first uto- before a group of Kansa Colonization local lore you’d like at the conference, Dr. fluvial deposit from a tions looking for a Ed Dutton of Finland, once-great river, per- better way of life. On pian group to arrive Finnish settlers, many Company, the group to share, email her at will be outlining his haps the Nimpkish. the North Island this on Malcolm Island of which had grown that founded Sointula. storeysbeach@gmail. B r e n d a com. A collection of theory that the modern In pre-history times included the Danish was the Christian disillusioned workMcCorquodale is a her past articles is settlement at Cape the Kwakwaka’wakw ing in the Nanaimo T e m p e r a n c e sociological concept Port Hardy resident Scott, the Norwegian peoples used the island coal mines, decidC o m m o n w e a l t h available on her blog of culture-shock origand North Island hiscolony at Quatsino, extensively for seaed to move to the Society, which arrived at http://undiscoveredinated from the perand the Finnish colony island under the aussonal food gathering, tory enthusiast. If you in 1885. They had discoast.blogspot.ca/. sonal expeincluding riences of the harvest Dr. Kalervo of clams, Oberg, a berries, pioneer in and halithe study of 9520 Carnarvon Rd 8810 Douglas St but. There anthropol4 bdrms, 3 baths, 4 bdrms, 2 baths, are numerogy who West Coast style fully fenced yard. ous petrogrew up in home on dead end. glyphs on the utopian the island. settlement A Look Back Sointula of Sointula. m e a n s with Brenda T h i s Port Hardy Port Hardy McCorquodale “place of conferharmony” ence looks in Finnish. Malcolm like a very interestIsland is named after ing opportunity for Merrilee Tognela 535 Sunset Pl Admiral Sir Pulteney anyone interested cell: 250-230-5220 3 bdrms, 2 baths, in the history of the Malcolm of the Royal 1-800-779-4966 RV parking, double Navy (1758-1838). North Island to learn mtognela@coastrealty.com garage. In the late 1800s the a little more about our www.coastrealty.com unique area. It has also provincial government encouraged me to pull offered preemptions out my files and find to settlers who would Port McNeill some other interesting travel to the rural and remote parts of the historical tidbits about B.C. coast and make Malcolm Island. c a p s u l e c o m m e n t s Mink was the improvements on the first inhabitant of land. Many travelled Itʼs important that diabetics be familiar with the “ABCs” of diabetes. These are A1C test, Blood pressure and cholesterol. The A1C is a blood test to see how good your diabetes management the island. When he across Canada and has been for the past 3 months. The goal is to keep it below 7. Keeping your blood pressure the United States and arrived, he thought and cholesterol readings as low as possible will also keep diabetic complications at bay. the island was too boarded boats with all Speaking of blood pressure, five million Canadians have high blood pressure. This represents flat, so he collected their worldly posses- 19% of the adult population. Since you canʼt feel high blood pressure, itʼs important to have it many rocks and built sions to take on this checked regularly. High blood pressure can do damage to the body and increase the probability a mountain that rose challenge, never hav- of getting diabetes and heart problems. to the clouds. Then ing seen the land or Health Canada says a drug is OK for use in Canada based on all the information available about that drug at the time. After release, some information about the drug may surface that wasnʼt Mink collected plants the coast where they in the original submission. Patients can help by reporting any adverse effects to their doctor would settle. and bushes, but when and pharmacist. These health professionals can report to Health Canada to add to the drug This was also the database. he tried to plant them on the mountain they age of utopian com- Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a problem many men are hesitant to talk about. The internet is full kept rolling down the munities in North of ads promising solutions but content of these products is dubious and may even contain medications. Best advice? Talk to your doctor to determine the cause of ED and sides. Mink eventu- America. Numerous prescription best treatment for you. ally became frus- groups (many ethnic who Good advice: “Before you take it, talk about it.” Our pharmacists are always available to talk to trated, and he kicked Scandinavian you about medications. had struggled with and pulled apart the w w w . p e o p l e s d r u g m a r t . c o m mountain until noth- their home countries’ Port Hardy - Thunderbird Mall • 250-949-9522 deep divisions related ing remained. 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Students dream big Gazette staff The graduating class of 2013 at Eke Me-Xi walked into history as the learning centre hosted its inaugural graduation ceremony at Wakas Hall last weekend. The six students; Geoffrey Anderson, Melissa Henderson, Amanda Walkus, Mary Walkus, Valerie Walkus and Violet Walkus were

greeted at the hall by a large turnout of community members, parents and school staff to celebrate the students on their big day. After switching their tassels and tossing their caps the students returned in their finery for the evening’s walking ceremony where they were joined at the top table by other recent

graduates from the community. The celebration organizers extend their thanks to Overwaitea, Seto’s, Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw Nations, North Island College, PHSS, SD85, Dave Stevenson and all who donated their time and efforts to making the celebration a success.

Clockwise from above left: Mary ‘Baby Gurl’ Walkus poses for photos with Brae-Lynn Walkus-Nelson and Willie Nelson; Violet Walkus hugs Victor Walkus before the walking ceremony; The Eke Me-Xi class of 2013 along with school staff after the students’ convocation; The grads and walking partners in their finery ahead of the walking ceremony; (r-l) Geoffrey Anderson, Amanda Walkus and Edward Gabriel Jacobson Jr. await the arrival of the other grads; Valerie A O’Toole Walkus with walking partners Weldon Sheard and Keagon Walkus; Amanda Walkus and Melissa Henderson prepare for the walking ceremony.

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Area ready for Canada Day Gazette staff The North Island will be in full swing with Canada Day activities Monday in all local communities, with events for participants of all ages. From the long-running, like the air show at Port McNeill Airport and the parade and kids races in Port Alice, to newer developments, like Sointula’s boat regatta and the move of Port Hardy’s festivities from Storey’s Beach to Carrot Park, the North Island offers a range of fun, food and flag-waving to celebrate the country’s formation. Port Alice A full day (and night!) of activities kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with a pancake breakfast by donation. The parade marshals at 11:30 a.m across from Ozzieland and begins at noon for the trek along Marine Drive to the Community Centre. Cake and coffee follows in the centre’s boardroom. At 2 p.m., kids’ activities take centre stage at Lions Park; the barbecue dinner is served at 4:30, and at dusk it’s time for fireworks at Lions Park. Sointula The second annual Canada Day Regatta takes place at the boat harbour, along with a host of activities as

the community seeks to build on the success of last year’s event. Traditional Canada Day cake-cutting, other food and vendors, entertainment and a pub kickoff along with the sailing and predicted log races. Children’s boat-building and racing event also in the works. All proceeds to benefit FINN (Friends in Need Now). For info, call Jim at 250973-6975.

6:30 p.m. the theatre offers a free showing of the campy family film Dudley Do-Right. Port Hardy The annual celebration makes its move this year from Storey’s Beach to the downtown waterfront at Carrot Park. New location, but same fun activities, kicking off with a parade down Market Street from CIBC to

Carrot Park at noon, before the raising of the flag and singing of the national anthem. Then comes free games and events including karaoke, kids’ races, scavenger hunt, balloon darts, karate demo, live music and more. Concession will also be available. Volunteers always welcome, contact Tracey at 250-9496085.

Coal Harbour The community is dedicating this year’s celebration to all local firefighters, past and present. Festivities begin at the Old School at 4:30 p.m. and include music, games for the kids and the traditional pig roast. Dinner is served at 6 p.m., and participants are asked Taylor Tanguay of Port McNeill shows her to provide a side dish. spirit during last year’s Canada Day celFor info, call Jeanne ebration at Port McNeill Airport. at 250-949-0575. J.R. Rardon

Port McNeill The town celebration features two parts — the day begins with the long-running event hosted by the Port McNeill Flying Club at the airport just south of town, kicked off by an 11 a.m. flag-raising featuring a colour guard of RCMP, 101 Squadron, Canadian Rangers and Junior Rangers. Then comes cake-cutting, Lioness burger grill, flight demos and golfball drop by West Coast Helicopters and a fly-by from Pacific Coastal Airlines, all capped by free kids’ plane rides by members of the local flying club and the Civil Air Rescue. Afterward, take the kids to Gate House Community Theatre beginning at 4 p.m. for a bison burger barbecue, cookie decorating, colouring contest and scavenger hunt. At

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Noah Allman launches off a boardwalk ramp in front of spectators during the Rumblefest downhill mountain bike race in Port Alice Sunday. Below, left: Sarah Anderson of Port Hardy uses a battered trumpet to herald the arrival of another rider in the annual Rumblefest mountain bike race along the Rumble Mountain trail. Below: Mitchell Thacker kicks up his heels as he approaches a jump — while pushing a bike with a flat tire.

July 1 Boat racing Second annual Sointula Regatta. Info tba. July 4 Baseball Port Hardy vs. Hyde Creek, 6:30 p.m., Hyde Creek Ballpark. July 6 Logger Sports Port McNeill Logger Sports 4th annual competition, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Broughton Blvd. waterfront (across from Centennial Ballpark). Entry deadline July 2; entry form and details at vancouverislandnorth. ca/loggersports, or for more info call Andrew at 250-230-1851. Golf Second annual Cops for Cancer benefit golf tournament, 10 a.m., Seven Hills Golf and Country Club. $60 gets 18 holes of scramble play, dinner and prize. Silent auction to follow. Info, Cst. Regush at 250-284-3353. Baseball Port McNeill vs. Port Hardy, 6 p.m., Hyde Creek Ballpark. July 13 Baseball Hyde Creek vs. Port Hardy, 6 p.m., Hyde Creek Ballpark. July 19-21 Fishing Derby Filomi Days fishing derby, Port Hardy Coast Guard dock. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weigh-in Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. Awards 4 p.m. Sunday in Carrot Park. $20 per ticket, only 200 tickets available at Jim’s Hardy Sports and Macandales. Info, 250949-8382. July 20-21 Drag racing North Island Timing Association hosts the third and fourth series races of Rumble on the Runway at Port McNeill Airport. Time-in heats 10 a.m., eliminations 1 p.m.

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Rumblefest alive, on life-support J.R. Rardon Gazette editor PORT ALICE—The poster for the 20th Rumblefest Downhill mountain bike race — complete with disco imagery— claimed “20 years and stayin’ alive.” But life in year 21 may hinge on more commitment from the kind of volunteers who stepped up at the last minute to help as Sunday’s event tore up the root- and rock-strewn trail of Rumble Mountain. “We had great volunteer help, but most of them signed up at the last minute,” said Tanya Spafford, longtime organizer of the wild and popular race. “We had three volunteers Friday morning (for eight course checkpoints).” Under any measure, last weekend’s event marked something of a transition for the Rumblefest. Previously, the event was made up of a cross-country run on Saturday — populated largely by local, amateur talent — and the Rumble Tumble downhill the following day that draws riders from across the Island and, occasionally, the Lower Mainland. This year, however, the cross-country race was

dropped as Saturday was given over to practice runs for the downhill competitors, the annual salmon barbecue, kids’ bike races and DJ music. On Sunday, the downhill racing began in earnest. But, though Rumblefest served as the final event in the Island Cup downhill series and was a double-points race, only 44 riders competed — down from numbers in the 70s in the last few years as Rumblefest has taken a more prominent position in the Island’s series. “I love this course,” Dean Tennant said after hoisting the Island Cup belt. “I think it’s one of the best ones on the Island. I love the steep(ness), the roots, the loam and the multiple lines.”

Tennant suggested a dubious weather forecast — actual conditions were overcast and muggy, but free of rain until a light mist touched the post-race awards ceremony —may have scared traveling riders away. Spafford said low turnout is always a risk in Port Alice due to the substantial travel for most riders, who drive from Victoria, Sooke or Nanaimo. But she said a season beset with troubles across the Island was the more likely culprit. “There are definitely fewer riders here, but we expected this,” said Spafford. “Other races have been cancelled, because of lack of volunteers or other issues, and we’re only the third downhill. It’s just been a funny

year all around.” But Spafford, Tennant and many other riders credited the volunteers who did show up to staff checkpoints, even if the traditional burger barbecue at the nearby Legion hall was not run due to lack of help. “It was nice to have the community step up this weekend,” said Spafford.

“And we saw a lot of new families that haven’t been out before.” “I’d like to thank all the organizers and volunteers, including the drivers,” Tennant echoed. “They did a great job. And the salmon barbecue was excellent. “I’ll definitely be back if they do it again. I hope they do.”


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Shootout wraps up soccer season Gazette staff PORT HARDY—A wild spring soccer season came to a fitting close Sunday when the final game of the annual Port Hardy Youth Soccer tournament went down to a nine-round shootout. A goal by Caroline Walkus finally sealed the Port Hardy Outlaws’ victory over Port McNeill’s Kick Ass in the girls U-15 final at Port Hardy Secondary School. The final was the second to require a shootout, following an intramural U-12 boys championship between a pair of Port McNeill entries. The Black Bandits upended the Frostbite, who also finished second in last

month’s Mud Bowl tournament in Port McNeill following a shootout loss. The U-18 mixed title went to Port Hardy United, which topped Port McNeill. A wild U-15 boys championship went to Alert Bay, which topped the Port McNeill Tunnel Snakes. The U-12 girls title went to Port Hardy’s Strikers, who downed Port McNeill. The tourney also featured non-playoff competition from the tot through the U-10 age groups, and utilized fields at PHSS, Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw School, Eagle View Elementary and Robert Scott Elementary.

Members of Port Hardy United pose in net after their victory in the U-18 championship game Sunday in the Port Hardy Youth Soccer tournament at PHSS. Sandy Grenier

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Rumble returns to McNeill Gazette staff PORT McNEILL—The smell of smoking tires filled the air at the Port McNeill airfield last weekend as the Rumble on the Runway drag event returned for this summer’s first outing. Event hosts, the North Island Timing Association, scheduled the outing perfectly as the afternoon drizzle that threatened the track for Sunday’s elimination held off just long enough for the final two cars to clear the finish line before opening up in earnest. The field, made up of cars and drivers from the length of

Clockwise from above: Powell River's Dave McRae leaps off the line; Danielle Carpenter and Tim Bartel smoke their tires ahead of an elimination heat; Fatherson duo Richard and Don Spencer go head to head Sunday; Tim Walton tears up the strip in the Poor Boys Dream.

[more-online northislandgazette.com the Island, took a short break early in Sunday’s eliminations to discuss the conditions, but the consensus from the drivers’ conference was that they had come to race. The format for the Rumble series sees drivers dial in their best time on the eighth-mile track in the morning and separate into Sportsman, Pro and Super Pro divisions.

Once the times are set, the meet moves into the elimination phase. The drivers go head-to-head with the green lights staggered so that a perfect run from both drivers would see them cross the finish at the same time. A false start or topping your dialled in time forfeits the run, last car standing wins. Full results for the weekend’s races are available online at www.northislandgazette.com. The next events in the Rumble on the Runway series are scheduled for July 20- 21 at Port McNeill Airport.

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Black falls short in PGA tourney Gazette staff Kevin Black, manager and club pro at Seven Hills Golf & Country Club, suffered an early exit from the 2013 PGA Championship of Canada when Graham Gunn of Ontario’s Whitesands Golf & Practice Centre scored a 2-up win in their opening-round match Monday at Magna Golf Club in Aurora, ON. Black was seeded 51st in the field of Canada’s top 64 club pros and was bidding for an upset of the 14th-

Kevin Black seeded Gunn, a former winner of the event when it was known as the PGA of Canada Club Championship. Black, who scored two upset wins in the

tournament a year ago before bowing out in the third round, held a one-stroke lead over Gunn after 14 holes Monday. But Black limped home with three bogeys over the final four holes while Gunn parred out the round. The PGA Championship of Canada features six rounds of match play to whittle the field down and determine the eventual winner of the P.D. Ross Trophy, which will be presented tomorrow.

Beatty bests Kusam Gazette staff Port Hardy’s Ian Beatty was the top local finisher Saturday in the gruelling Kusam Klimb, the 23-kilometre mountain race held annually on Mount H’Kusam near Sayward. Beatty, 35, covered the up-and-down course in 4 hours, 10 minutes and 25 seconds. He finished 84th overall in the event, won by 29-year-old Nick Elson of Squamish in 2:14:44. The father-son duo of Bill and Lucas Rushton of Woss finished 10 seconds apart, with young Lucas, 17, apparently putting on a big final push to

Sports Briefs close in 4:35:32 to the 4:35:42 of Bill, 47. Denise Rushton, 47, also took part and was the top women’s finisher north of Sayward, in 5:15:03. Brad Nelson of Port McNeill, 50, was next for the northern end of the North Island, finishing in 4:48:34. Another Woss teen, Jacob Galeazzi, 16, came across in 5:05:01, and Louisa Bates of Port Hardy, 25, ran in 5:35:45. Additional North Island finishers included Steve Bozman Jr. of Woss, 34 (6:33:26);

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Karin Sinclair of Woss, 39 (7:14:49); Krista Minar, 25, and Marian Minar, 30, of Port Hardy, who both finished in 7:29:57; Jim Swift of Port Hardy, 48 (7:50:27); Jen Swift of Port Hardy, 44 (7:53:56); Peta Kelly of Woss, 56 (8:02:26); Adrienne Ashford of Port McNeill, 41 (9:49:00); Sherri Wenman of Port McNeill, 35 (9:49:00); Ken Emms of Woss, 59 (9:54:59); Jim Corbett of Woss, 55 (11:00:41); and Jean Soutar of Port McNeill, 65, and Samantha Soutar of Port Hardy, 39, who were the event’s last official finishers, in 13:41:33.

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Games invite new loggers Gazette staff PORT McNEILL— The sawdust and wood chips will once again be flying on the North Island as the Port McNeill Logger Sports Society prepares to welcome some of the best competitors in British Columbia for its fourth annual Lumberjack Competition Saturday, July 6, at the Port McNeill waterfront. The North Island will host competitors in a full slate of events including Axe Throw, Choker Race,

Springboard and Hot Saw to name a few. There will be Mens and Ladies categories as well as a Mixed Jack & Jill event. This is an exciting spectator event with competitors racing against the clock and each other, so you won’t miss the logger sports action. This year the society will host the Canadian Championship Event for the Mens Novice Underhand Chop and the Ladies Axe Throw. Come on out and see who gets to take home

the national championship trophies. The society are also keen to keep up the tradition of bringing newcomers to the sport. “We are very excited to continue our very well-received noviceclass competition,” stated a release. “We encourage all North Islanders to come out and join in the contest for some good natured fun. No axe? No problem! All necessary logger sports equipment will be provided for novice-class

competitors. Need a refresher course? No problem! Veteran logger sports competitor Nick Russell will be hosting practice sessions every Tuesday night in June at 7:00 p.m. at the competition grounds at the Port McNeill waterfront.” Novice-class competitors are encouraged to enter early as space may be limited and entry forms can be found online at: http://www.vancouverislandnorth.ca/loggersports/

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Store Manager – Port Hardy Are you an organized and mo�vated leader who’s passionate about customer service? Our Port Hardy store needs you! OpportuniƟes for career advancement Excellent benets and salary Value oriented culture

FUEL/FIREWOOD SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords. Help restore your forest, Burndrywood.com 1-877-902-WOOD.

MISCELLANEOUS 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; 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.

MUST SELL! $218,000 renovated home, 4 bdrms, 3 baths. 9450 Carnarvon Rd. 250-9497763 email: l_barton@telus.net

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper?

PORT HARDY Well maintained 6-plex Great investment $385,000 Call Noreen 250-949-6319 imagine.it@cablerocket.com

KILL BED Bugs & Their Eggs! Buy a Harris Bed Bug Kit, Complete Room Treatment Solution. Odorless, Non-Staining. Available online homedepot.com (NOT IN STORES).

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENT/CONDO

Send your resume and references to hr@elds.ca or drop them off at the store (8950 Granville St., Port Hardy)

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

7070 Shorncliffe Street Port Hardy Request for Proposals Regional Emergency Coordinator

MAINTENANCE MANAGER Quatsino Area Marine Harvest Canada is currently seeking an individual to join our team as the Maintenance Manager in the Quatsino area, on beautiful Vancouver Island. Reporting to the Site Manager, the incumbent will coordinate and manage the maintenance of the production and building facility. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Direct and lead staff in the everyday scheduling, preventative maintenance and repair of all production equipment. • Manage, direct and schedule the maintenance personnel. • Liaise with government agencies as required. QUALIFICATIONS: • Red Seal” certified in a relevant trade • Minimum of 3 - 5 years maintenance management/supervisory experience. • Working knowledge of PLC’s Closing date: June 30, 2013 To apply for this opportunity, please forward your resume with cover letter to Lauren Dwornik, HR Coordinator. Email: Lauren.Dwornik@marineharvest.com Fax: (250) 850-3275

The Regional District of Mount Waddington is inviting proposals for a contract for a Regional Emergency Coordinator to administer the North Island Regional Emergency Program. Responsibilities include updating the North Island Regional Emergency Plan; chairing the North Island Regional Emergency Planning Committee; training participants/arranging for training opportunities; organizing and participating in emergency preparedness exercises and training opportunities; writing proposals to access appropriate funding; reporting on activities to the Regional Board; liaising with partner communities to improve Emergency Services and response. The successful proponent will possess excellent communication skills and be able to effectively liaise with and coordinate appropriate agencies, management staff and volunteers. Previous experience in emergency management and ICS as well as the BCERMS model would be an advantage. Proposals should, at a minimum, meet the requirements set out in the RFP information package which is available at the Regional District of Mount Waddington office or from its web site at www.rdmw. bc.ca. Your proposal must be received by 4:00 pm, July 12, 2013 to: Greg Fletcher, Administrator Regional District of Mount Waddington PO Box 729, 2044 McNeill Road Port McNeill, BC, V0N 2RO 250-956-3301 (phone) 250-956-3232 (fax) info@rdmw.bc.ca

AVAILABLE AUGUST 1 2 Bedroom Apartment

• Ocean view with balcony • Quiet adult building • Fridge, stove, blinds, locker, parking stall • Laundry on premises • Non-smoking, no pets • References required Contact Jeannette for your appointment to view 250-949-8501 • cell: 250-230-1462 Email: tjjoh@telus.net

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TOWNHOUSE FOR SALEPort McNeill. $149,000. Quick occupancy 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath. Efficient kitchen w/built-in dishwasher (included), fridge, stove (included) open into dining room and living room w/sliding glass door onto cute court yard for relaxing with a book, coffee or glass of wine. Upper floor has laundry alcove w/full sized W/D (included), storage room, master bdrm w/walk-in closet. Attach single garage w/remote control door opener. Quiet Strata complex, convenient to hospital and schools. Strata fee, $95/mo. For more info or to arrange viewing, phone 250-956-9875 after 6pm or email: windonthemoon3 @hotmail.com

HOUSES FOR SALE PORT McNEILL. 5-BDRM Double-wide with basement, 5 bdrms, 2.5 bathrooms. View, private fenced yard. $159,900. 250-956-4009.

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO 2-3 BDR. trailer plus large shed located near airport on large treed lot. Well behaved pets welcome. References required. Call 250-9497189. PETS WELCOME - Quiet 2 bdrm apt near Airport. Private Parking. Small backyard. Ref. Req. Call 250-949-7189.

of the week. Logan Lamothe of Port Hardy enjoys his lead over Nathan Strang during a footrace at Hyde Creek ballpark. J.R. Rardon


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RENTALS

RENTALS

TRANSPORTATION

TRANSPORTATION

APARTMENT/CONDO

TOWNHOUSES

AUTO FINANCING

AUTO FINANCING

PORT MCNEILL APARTMENTS Well managed 1 & 2 Bdrm suites Gym & sauna on site Call for availability

SEAWIND ESTATES 2 bdrms, partially furnished, N/P, $725/mo incld’s hydro. Call 250-230-1854.

Phone Rick 250-956-4555 PORT HARDY Lrg. 3 bdr ocean view apt. 11/2 bath. Fridge, stove, w/d. New laminate flooring. Short walk to hospital and shopping. N/S, N/P. Includes heat and hot water. $850/mth. Avail July 1. Ref. required. Call 250-3393418.

PORT MCNEILL MCCLURE APT’S.

New Management 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom apartments. Competitive prices.

A1 AUTO Loans. Good, bad or no credit - no problem. We help with rebuilding credit and also offer a first time buyer program. Call 1-855-957-7755.

SEAWIND ESTATES executive townhouse. 3 bdrms, 1.5 bath. Fully furnished, 6 appl, upgraded flooring. $950/mth. Ref req. Call 250-949-7079 before 6:30pm.

www.iDreamAuto.com DL# 7557

TRANSPORTATION

CARS

DreamTeam Auto Financing “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-961-7022

2007 CUSTOM Chev HHR. Excellent condition. Loaded. White. 119,000 km, mostly hwy driven. On-Star. $11,900 firm. 250-755-5191.

AUTO ACCESSORIES/ PARTS

2 GOOD YEAR tires for sale. 265 70-17’s, 75% tread. Call Brian at 250-949-1623.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

MOTORCYCLES

AUTO FINANCING

Call 250-956-3526.

MOBILE HOMES & PADS

YAMAHA XV250 (2009) Showroom condition. 445kms. Dark red metallic $3500. 250850-0015

PORT MCNEILL Mobile Home Park Pads for rent. Short walk to shopping, school & ocean. $283.00/ month Call 250-956-2355

Time for a NEW car?

RECREATION

Did you know…

RV RESORT ON THE LAKE

Spots available at great rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fishing. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area. www.resortonthelake.com 250-754-1975 or

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To find out how I can help you increase sales, give me a call at

TOWNHOUSES PORT HARDY: Seawind Estates, like new 3 bdrm, W/D, $825. Call (604)418-3626 or email: trojan12@shaw.ca PORT HARDY: Seawind Estates, like new 2 bdrm, $675. Call (604)418-3626 or email: trojan12@shaw.ca

Lisa Harrison Sales Rep

GAZETTE

250-949-6225 or email me at: sales@northislandgazette.com

NORTH ISLAND

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20 www.northislandgazette.comThursday, June 27, 2013 Left: Tyrese Wilson is fitted for a dolphin hat by Jackie Hildering after being recruited to take part in the puppet show during Sunday’s Under the Sea celebration at Telegraph Cove. Below: Hildering (in playhouse) and Christie McMillan of the Marine Education and Research Society perform a marine life puppet show. Elena Rardon

Hunt Family Reunion

Tentative Program - Register NOW! Friday, July 5th • 9:00aM - 12 noon registration - Meet and greet 12 noon - 4:30pm • BBQ Lunch • Family Fun Day Events at Storey’s beach, Children/adult races, tug-o-war, sand castle building, scavenger hunt. 5:00 - 8:00pm Dinner & Talent Show at Fort Rupert Hall 8:00 - 10:00pm Lahal/Dance in the Big House Saturday - July 6th • 9:00 aM • • • • • •

Continental Breakfast • Documentary Presentation Wreath Ceremony at Grave Yard Artisan’s Market • Sharing Circle Cedar Bark Weaving • Kwakiutl Bride Photo Photo Booth Historical Photo Memorabilia Display

12 noon - 1:00pm (lunch) • 1:00 pm - Canoe Welcome at Fort Rupert Beach - Wear your regalia • 1:45 - Totem dedication - Canoe Rides • 2:00 - Ceremony/celebration in the Big House

Some things areare justjust better together. Some things better together. Some #itsbettertogether things are just better together. #itsbettertogether

Seahorse celebrates Gazette staff TELEGRAPH COVE—The Seahorse Cafe and Gallery marked its ten-year anniversary with an Under the Sea Celebration on the patio here Sunday. Marine detective Jackie Hildering watched over the patio party, complete with games, craft tables where kids could colour their own herrings, and a “Name the Humpback” contest. Hildering later put on a puppet show with other members of the Marine Education and Research Society (MERS) and the Whale Interpretive Centre, highlight-

ing marine life to an enthralled crowd. After the show, North Island Kayaks and the Coast Guard put on a display in the water that included kayak rolling and shooting water from the Coast Guard’s inflatable boat. Proceeds from the event, including about $1,700 from a silent auction and an additional $500 from the Seahorse Cafe’s sales, went to the Marine Education and Research Society (MERS) and the Whale Interpretive Centre. Hildering said she hopes that the celebration will become an annual event.

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Sunday - July 7th • 9:00 aM • Pancake Breakfast • Speeches • Wrap up

• Slide Show presentation • Presentations • Lunch and farewell!

you MuSt regiSter to attend! Registration fees are $10/day for Adults $5 /day seniors 55 & Over/children 6-18. Contact Leslie Hunt-Dickie 250-949-8610 or reynles44@gmail.com for more information. If you are participating in the talent show, please contact Patricia Carole Alfred at 250-797-4254.

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PUBLIC AUCTION @flyerland

A large wholesaler of fine Persian & Oriental carpets is now insolvent. Their assets are ordered to be sold by auction. All items are guaranteed as hand woven, or hand made with natural fibers. Consignments for liquidation from various cancelled exhibitions have been added to this auction.

OUTSTANDING COLLECTION OF PERSIAN & ORIENTAL CARPETS

LARGE WOOL AND SILK

AUCTION: SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2 PM VIEW FROM 1 PM

TRADITIONAL AS WELL AS CONTEMPORARY : SILK TABRIZ, KASHAN, SHIRAZ GASHGAI, SIRJAN, SAROUG, MAHI TABRIZ, CHOBI, NAIN, TRIBAL BALOUCH, ONE OF A KIND VILLAGE RUGS, MASTER WORK BY RENOWNED ARTISANS, RUNNERS, SCATTER RUGS, OVERSIZED AND MANY LARGE DINING/ LIVING ROOM SIZES.

PORT HARDY CIVIC CENTRE 7450 COLUMBIA STREET, PORT HARDY

Terms: Cash, Visa, MC, Amex, and certified cheques. 15% Buyers premium plus HST in effect. Some items in advertisement are subject to prior sales/error/omissions. All sales are final. For more info call 1.604.808.6808. Licensed auctioneers.


North Island Gazette, June 27, 2013