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Scam targets local seniors By Margaret speirs A scam in which a man calls up and gets people to send him money to enter a lottery has hit several local seniors. At least one local senior has sent more than $1,000 in cash by mail every month for the past few months to the address in Salt Lake City, Utah until noticed by the manager of the Shoppers Drug Mart post office. Linda Nelson said another three or four seniors, that she knows of, have sent money, sometimes in express packages so it gets to its destination quicker. “When I see stuff like that, I warn them because part of my job is to protect them,” she said. “They really think it’s a legitimate lottery.” The woman who had sent money several times said the man who had called her told her he administered the lottery. Nelson said she called the local RCMP, who told her the police don’t deal with fraud and to call the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.
She called several times and kept getting voice mail that would say staff was in a meeting or was having technical difficulties. At the end of last week, she still had not been able to get through to the anti-fraud centre. “Lottery scam is a wellknown one,” said Terrace RCMP Const. Angela Rabut, media relations and community policing officer. “The RCMP does continue to investigate frauds and scams.” Nelson said a lot of seniors put cash in an envelope and pop it in the mail slot and she can’t catch if they’re mailing money to a phoney lottery. “There’s only so much you can do,” said Nelson. The anti-fraud centre’s online tips to avoid getting caught up in a lottery scam include: “you cannot win without first buying a lottery ticket” and “They (a legitimate lottery) will never ask a winner to pay any fees up front, like taxes or a security deposit, to receive a prize, lottery or sweepstake.”
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■■ Standing tall megan alexander, left, and Renya Brouwer show off their skills on stilts as Buskers in Brolley Square during the second annual Summer Arts Festival last week. Along with the variety of arts events for all ages, festival goers could enjoy different musicians during lunch hour in the square and the girls finished off the week. For more photos from the 10-day event, see page 15.
Grad rates lower here than rest of province By AMARA JANSSENS Coast Mountain School District (CMSD) is showing a lower high school graduation rate than the provincial average, despite seeing an overall increase in graduation rates during the last decade. The provincial graduation rate is 81 per cent, while the CMSD is 70 per cent, according to the Ministry of Education. And the graduation rate for aboriginal students in the CMSD is 50.1 per cent, also below the provincial average of 54 per cent, but a jump from years previous. “I think there are a lot of
challenges in our area,” said Nancy Wells, superintendent with CMSD. Such challenges include keeping students motivated to stay in school until graduation, Wells said. But a focus on aboriginal learning has translated into the aboriginal graduation rate seeing the biggest improvement during the last few years. Between the 2011 to 2012 school year, aboriginal graduation rates jumped from 45.8 per cent to 50.1 per cent. “Absolute credit to Cheryl (Cheryl Sebastian, Director of Instruction of Aboriginal Education in CMSD),”
Wells said. On June 19, 2013 the CMSD passed their Achievement Contract for the 2013/2014 school year. In this four-part contract, increasing secondary school completion rates for all students is identified. The school district expects to achieve higher completion rates through strategies that increase attendance and decrease suspensions and school withdrawals, and introducing alternate programs in the Hazeltons where attendance rates are generally poor for secondary school students. But a number of efforts
have already been adopted in the push to increase graduation rates for all students, she said, noting that the middle school system was adopted for this reason. CMSD also piloted a trades program this year which is expected to increase graduation rates. Beginning in Grade 10, (or year one of the graduation program), students sample all trades offered through Northwest Community College in order to get a better sense of what they’d like to study in post secondary and plan their time tables accordingly. “The opportunities are
here for them to walk into really good jobs,” Wells said. Wells emphasized the importance of completing high school, even in a region where jobs are available to young people without their dogwood diploma. The days of not finishing high school and getting a job at the mill are over, she explained. “My belief is that every child deserves to finish school with dignity and with the skills to either go to postsecondary or work and to become a contributing member of society,” Wells said. “The school district’s role is to help families un-
derstand the importance of graduating with the ability to attend post-secondary.” According to a report by the BC Teachers’ Federation, completing a high school diploma increases a persons employability by double, and has been shown to increase life expectancy by 9.2 years. As for other northwest districts, the Stikine saw a 52 per cent graduation rate for all students, and a 37 per cent graduation rate for aboriginal students. And in Prince Rupert there is an overall 70 per cent graduation rate with a 48 per cent graduation rate for aboriginal students.
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Open houses critical to success By JOSH MASSEY
IN THE high-stakes race to the coast to develop massive liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants fed by pipelines stretching hundreds of kilometres from northeastern BC gas deposits, industry open houses are playing a critical role. “Fear is the most dangerous thing that could happen,” says communications manager Katharine Birtwistle, one of a group of officials who set up shop at Northwest Community College the end of June to explain just one project, the Shell majority-owned Canada LNG facility planned for Kitimat. A provincial survey conducted a few years ago found that a large percentage of B.C. residents didn’t know that LNG stands for liquefied natural gas. Industry execs in foreign countries couldn’t place B.C. on a map. Shell and Asian partners already have a federal export licence for Canada LNG which carries a price tag of more than $10 billion. A pipeline to the plant location, which will include the old Methanex site in Kitimat, will cost billions of dollars more. But the project still requires environmental approval and broad public acceptance in advance of Shell and its partners making any kind of final construction decision. Aside from the plant and pipeline, super-cooling tankers carrying the liquefied product to Asian markets will make their way to Kitimat and much work needs to
be done to establish the infrastructure needed to bring the raw product up to the surface from underground deposits in northeastern B.C. Birtwistle said the LNG Canada project – which is a partnership between Shell Canada, Korea Gas, Mitsubishi and PetroChina – is trying to be as open as possible about both the potential benefits as well as challenges. Buzz words “openness” and “social acceptance” could be heard around the Northwest Community College room in which Shell and its partners had set up. According to technical planners at the open house, the biggest challenge is getting in the thousands of workers needed over a four to five year construction phase, with both questions of staffing as well as staff transportation a concern. Canada LNG has started the needed environmental assessment work and plans to submit its project for a formal review by next year. Planned emission levels are a factor under consideration because the location is close to the Rio Tinto Alcan aluminum smelter now being rebuilt. “We are having to look at our own impact along with everyone else’s,” said LNG Canada environmental representative Russell Morrison, saying that with other major industrial facilities nearby there is the need for a cumulative impact assessment. One consideration taken into account is the effect of sulphur dioxide emissions, Morrison said. Rio Tinto Alcan’s new
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CAnada LNG communications manager Katherine Birtwistle, left, speaks with colleagues June 26. smelter will emit more sulphur dioxide than its older one but Morrison said that the Canada LNG facility would produce far less. In northeastern B.C., where Canada LNG will obtain its raw product using hydraulic fracturing from a 300 square mile lease called Groundbirch, work is underway to reduce the environmental footprint. Gas well operator Carson Newby says Shell has reduced its impact on fresh
water sources by using reclaimed water from nearby Dawson Creek. A representative of Canada LNG partner Mitsubishi, Seiichi Tsurumi, was also on hand. He spoke of the “shale revolution” which has resulted in the ability to retrieve massive deposits of natural gas. Canada, he said, is viewed as a safe bet by Japanese investors because it is politically and legally stable. The perception, accord-
ing to Seiichi Tsurumi, is that “a contract is a contract” in Canada, “and will sustain a transition in government.” Mitsubishi and two other Asian companies each have a 20 per cent stake in Canada LNG with Shell owning 40 per cent. Japan is keen to develop a supply of natural gas with the fuel now providing about 30 per cent of Japan’s power. That’s gone up since the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant in the 2011
tsunami. Ex-LNG carrier captain Craig Jackson was on deck at the open house as well to illustrate Shell’s strategy for navigating the Douglas Channel, saying that currently there are communication blackout areas which would need to be dealt with. An investment decision, pending environmental approval, isn’t expected until at least 2015 and the plant would not be ready until 2020.
Airport wants agents By AMARA JANSSENS The Northwest Regional Airport is optimistic the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) will finally accept its pitch to provide customs services here. Airport manager Carman Hendry said he’s submitted a revised application after being rejected. And this time he’s confident he’s corrected misconceptions used by the federal agency in its rejection. Approval would mean international private and corporate aircraft flying under a specific federal program would be able to land and clear security in Terrace. The program, called CANPASS, is designed for small aircraft, where all of the passengers are first registered. A phone call is made two
to 24 hours before a flight is scheduled to land. The aircraft must fly to an approved airport so an inspection can take place if deemed necessary. “The Northwest Regional Airport does not meet the criteria set out in the CANPASS program and CBSA is not in a position to provide service on a full Cost Recovery basis,” Roslyn MacVicar, regional director general pacific region stated in her rejection letter to Hendry. MacVicar listed four reasons, which included fiscal restraints (citing a the closure of other CBSA locations in this region due to lack of business) and low staffing levels in Prince Rupert where the nearest CBSA office is located. She also said distance between Prince Rupert and Terrace is greater than
100km limit set out by the CANPASS program and that there’s a concern over winter road conditions. Hendry acknowledged the reasons but did say they are “not very strong arguments.” He said Prince Rupert CBSA officers often drive right past the airport to service ships in Kitimat even during the winter months. Hendry appealed the decision in Ottawa in May, and afterwards was told by CBSA to resubmit his business case. A decision by CBSA is not expected until at least early September as it takes at least three months for the application to be processed and reviewed. Having an international capability in Terrace would be huge for the region, Hendry explained.
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Here’s one of Hawkair’s Dash-8 airplanes on the tarmac of the Northwest Regional Airport. As it stands now, international aircraft intending to come to Terrace must first stop in at another Canadian airport to clear customs. Hendry said this process may discourage some travellers from continuing on to Terrace although he has
no figures on how many potential visitors are being diverted. Prince Rupert and Prince George are the closest CANPASS airports. The Northwest Regional Airport has argued that by eliminating the need to stop
at another airport first, time and money would be saved for commercial and private aircraft. Hendry also said the CANPASS program would be at no cost to the CBSA, as the airport would cover the costs.
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Driving ‘green’ in Terrace is very much in its infancy stages
By Amara Janssens
conomist Dr. David Try has one less market to worry about and that is the rising cost of fuel at the pump. Last September, Try purchased a Chevrolet Volt, and is the only person in Terrace to have one so far. “It’s completely normal, you would not know you are driving an electric car,” he said. As an economics professor at Northwest Community College, and a father of two, Try’s decision to purchase the Volt came down to money. After watching the rising cost of fuel at the pump, Try decided to take this different approach. “It’s cheap to operate,” he explained. To “fill up” his car, it costs just $1.25 to fully charge the lithium-ion battery at his home, while charging at public stations are free. Try has to visit a gas station so infrequently that he recalled while driving one of his other cars, a Porsche, he was confused what the light on his dash meant. After looking at it puzzled, he then realized that the car needed gas. Although he may be saving on fuel, the Chevrolet Volt, like other electric cars, is an expensive initial investment, even with a provincial government rebate of $5,000. Try estimates he’s saving approximately $2,000 a year on gas, oil changes and even brake pads, meaning his break-even point to account for the $15,000 difference between his Volt and a car with a combustion engine will be in seven years. The Volt’s lithium-ion battery uses magnets to slow the car as soon as the driv-
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David try explains how the lithium ion battery engine of his Chevrolet Volt operates and differs from the standard internal combustion engine. To date, he’s the only local owner of a Volt. There’s also a Volt owner in Kitimat. er’s foot is removed from the gas pedal. Try said this system means he hardly needs to use the breaks, only when he needs to make a complete stop. The braking system catches the energy normally lost during braking and adds it back to the battery supply, ideal for city driving, where the stop and go traffic recharges the battery. The same regenerating technology is used in the hybrids made by other manufacturers.
Driving downhill also regains the power lost while powering uphill. When driving through the topography of northwest B.C., Try is able to switch the car mode to mountain, which tells the car to expect lots of hills, and to anticipate this give and take battery action. All activity happening with the car’s engine is displayed on one of the two digital displays, with one above the steering wheel, and another on the centre dashboard.
The displays inform the driver how efficient their driving is, with a green ball that hovers between ‘accel’ and ‘brake,’ icon. Also displayed are the charge and range of the battery. With just the press of a button, the car seamlessly switches from electric to gas or vice versa. This switch goes unnoticed by passengers, as the car runs quietly and smoothly in either mode. “It’s cool, I enjoy it a great deal,” Try said.
In the electric car world, Volts are called an extended range vehicle. That’s because its gas engine, when it does start, powers an electric generator which then runs the engine. Other hybrid models will switch to a conventional gas engine once their batteries are depleted. The one cautionary note about hybrids is that the battery’s charge can be affected by climate, something that’s a factor in northern areas. The Nissan Leaf, a pure
electric vehicle has a range of 160 km, which could only make it from Terrace to just past Hazelton. With three public charging stations around Terrace, Try jokes that he is one of the few people that has reserved parking. Try also says he rarely drives more than 60km in a day, so his battery is almost never depleted. The only dislike Try has about his car, is that electric -powered seats were not an option, ironically.
Northern charge network needs to grow NEXT time you are at the Skeena Mall, take a walk through the parking lot areas on either side of the entry road. There, attached to two light standards, are two medium-size steel boxes. Signs on top of the boxes contain the letters ‘EV’, short for electric vehicle. These charging stations for electric vehicles, joining one at Northwest Community College, are the local beachhead for what green technology advocates hope
is an incentive for people to consider buying electric-gas hybrids or all-electric vehicles. The charging stations, all three offer two 240-volt plug ins each, aren’t cheap and were installed thanks to a provincial subsidy paying a maximum $4,000 for each plug-in. For Northwest Community College, that meant an $8,000 payment from the provincial government’s $2.7 million Plug In BC program as well as $16,000 for
the Skeena Mall from the same progam. Amber Hansen from the Skeena Mall said the charging stations here are part of a larger effort by owners Bosa Properties of Vancouver to concentrate on environmentally-friendly initiatives as part of new projects or when doing extensive renovations. “Bosa takes a lot of pride in providing in these kinds of facilities,” she said. Northwest Community College official Debra Wall expressed much the same
about the charging station at its Terrace campus. “This fits in with our carbon abatement plan overall,” said Wall of college efforts to reduce its footprint. As well, the charging station helps the college earn carbon credits which defray the amount of money it has to pay a provincial agency based on the carbon output. There’s no charge to use the mall or college stations, a condition of receiving the provincial subsidy. But a key is needed from
a mall employee to open the mall’s plug-in boxes at the mall and a credit card with a magnetic strip will free up one of the college’s charge plugs. The 240-volt plugs can fully charge a car’s battery in four hours, faster than a standard 120-volt plug’s 12hour charge rating. If there is ever to be broad acceptance of electric vehicles, potential buyers need the comfort of knowing they can plug-in wherever they do.
When the plug-in program was first announced in 2011, the province said it wanted 570 such stations installed across B.C. By the end of May, the deadline to have stations installed, just 452 were up and running. In the northwest, there are two public stations in Kitimat, one in Houston and one in Burns Lake, making extensive highway travel, at least for the owner of an all-electric vehicle, a chancy affair.
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Answers BEST WISHES to provincial energy minister Bill Bennett on his search for answers as to why BC Hydro’s Northwest Transmission Line budget ballooned from a range of $561 million to $617 million in early spring (already substantially more than first envisaged) to $736 million by the end of May. But why Mr. Bennett, a cabinet minister not known for his calm approach to governing, would dredge up a BC Hydro scandal from the 1990s is a mystery. The scandal involved a BC Hydro investment in a Pakistani power project, one saddled with tales of corruption in Pakistan and desperate measures by senior officials back home to make the whole thing go away. “At least,” said Mr. Bennett in the legislature June 27 during debate on the Northwest Transmission Line, “this investment is taking place in British Columbia and not in Pakistan.” Mr. Bennett obviously intended this as a shot at the NDP under whose watch the Pakistani project was conceived and executed. There’s no doubt Mr. Bennett’s questioning of BC Hydro needs to be thorough and exact and, for taxpayers, accountable. If heads need to roll, so be it. But to equate the Pakistani scandal with the Northwest Transmission Line is more than a bit of a stretch. This is a time for a cool-headed assessment of what went wrong and not the time for political posturing. ESTABLISHED APRIL 27, 1988
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CLAUDETTE SANDECKI cles parked willy nilly, coming and going at all hours of the night, car doors banging triggering outdoor dogs into a barking frenzy at 1 a.m.? By-law control officers, too, question whether the new arrivals will voluntarily comply with building, noise and animal control by-laws without repeated warnings or fines. For months a For Sale sign giving a home phone number stood in the boulevard before a neighbour who had lived nearby for years. In that time he had installed a chain link fence, trimmed his hedges to a thing of privacy and beauty, levelled his
driveway with gravel, and overall enhanced his lot as well as the street generally. An electrician by trade, once – perhaps five years ago when I quit climbing ladders – he changed a ceiling fluorescent bulb for me. And late in one of the coldest Decembers I’ve experienced in Thornhill after a vicious wind ripped a strip of roofing from my warehouse, he had climbed up and temporarily strapped the loose roofing in place until the roofer could install new metal roofing a few days later. Just knowing he was within hailing distance, willing to help in a time of crisis, was a comfort to me. Then last week when I checked for mail at my gate, I saw the front end of a transport truck with a wind deflector over its cab backed into his driveway. “Professional movers,” I concluded. That evening when I walked my dogs past his driveway the moving van was gone, along with houseplants that had hung in the front windows, and porch chimes that had tinkled in the lightest breeze. The place appeared lifeless. On an earlier evening
his fifth wheel trailer, door open, had been hitched to his idling pickup. As he took a few steps toward his poodle I heard him gently ask, “Are you coming?” Normally a bundle of energy, the poodle hugged the ground small as he could make himself. Obviously the poodle felt change was afoot; his house was topsy turvy and he didn’t like it. His body language said, “I won’t go willingly. You’ll have to carry me.” And that’s what happened. At least one neighbour turnover each year is virtually guaranteed. And about the time that new occupant fits in as comfortably as the previous one, someone else sells and moves out and along comes another newbie. I can tolerate a lot from neighbours in the way of loud music, comings and goings at all hours, even illegally igniting volleys of fireworks around civic holidays though it petrifies my dogs, and neighbours’ dogs and cats as well. But I draw the line at dogs running loose. They could cause me to fall and suffer a fracture. Claudette Sandecki keeps an eye on events from her Thornhill home.
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GRANDKIDS MATTHEW and Joey pose with Grandma Anita McCormack’s three-wheeled bike.
But where can she park her bike? Dear Sir: I’m an elder and I need a place to walk or ride a bike, to keep my legs in good condition. I do wear a helmet, although I did spot some younger people not wearing them. Not a good idea in view of the way some drivers signal or turn. I did a general survey in town and
was truly surprised how much bike parking there really is, especially at the grocery stores, and at our library! There’s hope for the environment yet... But there are some places I thought needed bike parking such as the mini-mall and at the hospital. Maybe I’m short-sighted, but I’d like to see a place to park
bikes halfway along the Millennial trail. A bench doesn’t seem adequate and I’m told they prefer you not to use them, even if you’re half-asleep and you feel like you’re on a packing trip. That leaves the trees as the only alternative and I’m not fussy about that idea, being a tree and bird lover. I tried walk-
ing to town one day and found that it did more harm than good to my legs. The next day I felt like I either needed crutches, or physio at the hospital. I do hope the city will consider a parking space halfway between the east and west of town. Slyvia Johnson, Terrace B.C.
Power line will improve economy
Dear Sir: As Mayor of Terrace and a spokesperson for the Highway 37 Powerline Coalition – an organization of communities, First Nations, industrial and economic development groups – I would like to provide some context around the vital importance of the Northwest Transmission Line. The line will open up an area of northwest B.C. currently off the grid, creating new investment, industrial development and jobs. While the short-term construction costs are significant, the long-term economic benefits are far greater. In northwest B.C., our economy is resource based, and we are still struggling to emerge from a decades-long economic downturn caused by the collapse of the forestry industry among other factors. Unemployment levels have run higher than the provincial average. It’s been heart-breaking to see people packing up their families and leaving the towns they grew up in so they can find work elsewhere. The Northwest Transmission Line is positioned to change all that by providing clean power to facilitate responsible industrial development. A 2008 report by the Mining Association of British Columbia estimated that by electrifying northwest B.C., the Northwest Transmission Line has the potential to attract more than $15 billion in mining investment alone - creating up to 10,000 jobs and generating $300 million in annual tax revenues to governments. This is why the Highway 37 Coalition lobbied so hard – and ultimately, successfully – for the Northwest Transmission Line’s construction.
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This funny money no laughing matter
major problem of political economy is the inaccurate connection between our monetary economy and nature. Although nature is the source of all real wealth (the source of raw materials and the ultimate sink for waste), the monetary economy is a cultural fabrication based on perception, imagination and speculation. When the game isn’t rigged, we collectively assign market value to resources, as well as to the expertise that turns them into goods that can be used in society. Elaborate systems of accounting attempt to measure these processes reliably, but are frequently inaccurate. A general correlation exists between the availability of specific resources and their prices, but it is distorted (among other ways) through flawed human judgment. The Dutch “tulipmania” of the 1600s (when a single tulip bulb could command a price higher than ten times the annual wage of a skilled craftsman) or
the dot com bubble of the early 2000s (when companies were selling with p/e multiples in the thousands) are perfect examples of this distortion. We even less successfully assign value to Earth’s waste sinks such as the atmosphere or the ocean, a generalization illustrated by the rising but poorly assigned costs related to climate changerelated catastrophic events—extreme weather, flooding, and sea level rise or ocean acidification, for example. Today banks create money out of nothing in the process of lending, and privileged bankers assign themselves massive bonuses on the basis of increased shareholder “value,” while the real economy of tradesmen and shopkeepers often remains depressed with high unemployment and low wages. Something is seriously unfair here. Money fails to represent important aspects of the world: the integrity of the biosphere, healthy and loving human relationships, and too often basic, honest work.
AL LEHMANN Nonetheless, money is used differentially to reward those most successful at environmental exploitation and at financial manipulation at the expense of, well, all of us. No wonder millions of people embrace direct barter (aside from its obvious tax advantages). We trust goods in hand more than the promises of bank account entries. Money is an invention, largely
an arbitrary construction. At various times and places anything from cigarettes to seashells has functioned as money. It should be based on something concretely valuable. But Canada’s paper money currently is based on— nothing! Examine a five-dollar bill, for example. It simply claims to be “legal tender.” It works because we agree on faith to use it. Why can’t we construct a more useful, consistent, fair form of money? A number of innovative thinkers have considered the possibilities of a currency based on something besides government promises and bankers’ manic pursuit of paper profit. In the early 1970s in response to the energy crisis, Ralph Borsodi created a currency for his hometown, the Exeter Constant, based on a basket of commodities similar to the basis of our Consumer Price Index. A printed ‘Constant’ was distributed with the guarantee that it would always be redeemable in fixed amounts of these commodities. During the three years of its experimen-
tal use, the Constant retained its buying power while the inflating US dollar lost 15 per cent in purchasing power. Ithaca, New York, offered its own local currency called Ithaca Hours. Each certificate was to be worth one hour’s work, whether by a dentist or a gardener, a baker or a storeowner. Conversions to the national US currency were not guaranteed, but could be negotiated in any transaction. The idea for this fairly successful (and ongoing) experiment originated in the 1930’s Depression. Grain, water, and even CO2 emissions have been proposed to base currencies. A recent proposal by the New Economics Foundation argues that since energy is a commodity central to any economic system standard energy measurements could serve as a monetary standard. What would be “wrong” with money convertible to kilowatts? Instead of creating money with debt, we could use solar panels. Retired teacher Al Lehmann lives in Terrace, BC.
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Power line costs don’t add up: NDP PROVINCIAL NDP energy critic John Horgan says he has a hard time believing the BC Liberal government didn't know the cost of BC Hydro's Northwest Transmission Line had soared during the lead up to the May provincial election.
John Horgan The 344km line, which will run power from BC Hydro's Skeena Substation near Terrace up Hwy37 North, was pegged at $404 million when first conceived more than six years ago but costs have risen steadily since. Last year BC Hydro marked the cost at $561 million, increasing that figure to $617 million in the spring before the election only to revise the cost to $736 million last month. “To be honest, his answers were a day late and a dollar short,” said Horgan of energy minister Bill Bennett's defence of the cost increase in the provincial legislature. “To say he didn't see this coming is pretty rich,” Horgan added. While Bennett has promised to find out the reasons for the cost
increase, Horgan said the province has to now consider how the new cost figure will affect companies with promising mineral properties who want to take power from the line. And he's worried BC Hydro might not be able to recover all of its new costs from industrial users in the area. Should mineral prices drop, fewer companies will develop mines and that will reduce the line's customer pool, said Horgan. “It will then fall to ratepayers,” he said of cost recovery. A BC Hydro workshop late last year, when the price tag was $561 million, laid out the crown corporation's cost recovery plan. BC Hydro is defraying its costs through a $130 million commitment from the federal government and a $180 million deal with Calgary energy-producer AltaGas. AltaGas is building three run of river projects in the area and its $180 million deal provides access to the provincial power grid via the transmission line. The company is putting in $90 million upfront and spreading the remainder through the next decades. At last year's price tag of $561 million, BC Hydro needed to charge companies $251 million to break even once the federal government and AltaGas monies were deducted. But with a new price tag of $736 million, the crown corporation now needs $426 million. BC Hydro's plan is
Cylinder-shaped rebar plays a vital role in ensuring foundations for BC Hydro’s Northwest Transmission Line’s towers are up to the task. More than 1,100 towers are being installed. to charge companies based on how much of the line's capacity they will use. The crown corporation's engineers have pegged the line's capacity at 375 megawatts so, for example, if a company signs up for 25 per cent of that capacity (roughly 100 megawatts), it will pay 25 per cent of the line's construction costs or just under $110 million. Companies will still have to pay for the actual power they use as is the case with any other BC Hydro customer. BC Hydro so far has one power-buying customer – Imperial Metals which is building the copper/gold Red Chris mine north of Bob
Quinn, the end point for the Northwest Transmission Line. Imperial still needs a line to its Red Chris location and in a deal reached this spring with BC Hydro, an Imperial subsidiary will build a 287kv line 93km north of Bob Quinn to Tatogga Lake on Hwy37 and then a smaller line east to the mine site. BC Hydro will then pay a flat fee of $52 million to gain access to the line as far as Tatogga. The Imperial subsidiary is responsible for any line construction costs above that flat fee. BC Hydro officials say this arrangement meets the needs of itself and of Imperial and
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Power line benefits community Already we are noticing positive changes in our area. Clearing and access road contracts to First Nations and Nisga’a Nation, as well as other direct and indirect local employment opportunities from the line’s construction are adding “bustle” back into our communities. There are more cars on the roads. Business offices are opening and hotels are full as
mining projects advance. Proposals for new hotels and other facilities are appearing in front of Terrace council as developers see new potential in our town. There’s an air of optimism again. While I do not want to downplay the cost of the Northwest Transmission Line, it’s important to remember that these costs will ultimately be
borne by the mines and other industrial customers who will be using the line. And it’s important to understand that improving the economy of Northwest B.C. will ultimately benefit our entire province. Dave Pernarowski, Mayor, Terrace, B.C. Co-Chair Highway 37 Powerline Coalition
that the flat fee is a good deal for the crown corporation. BC Hydro describes this line – and its cost – as separate from the Northwest Transmission Line and is calling it the Iskut extension. That's a crucial distinction because it relates to the $130 million commitment from the federal government which BC Hydro is using to subsidize the Northwest Transmission Line.
That money comes from the federal Green Infrastructure Fund and was provided to take the tiny community of Iskut and surrounding area off of diesel powered generators. To receive the $130 million, BC Hydro made a commitment to extend power to Iskut a year after the Northwest Transmission Line was completed. But Iskut is still north yet of Tatogga Lake and BC Hydro
estimates it will take an additional $5 million to run a small distribution line 16km to the tiny community. BC Hydro is also paying for the work at what will be the Tatogga substation so it can build the line north to Iskut. Taken together, the NDP's Horgan says the combined cost of the Northwest Transmission Line and the extension north can easily hit the $1 billion level.
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COMMUNITY TERRACE STANDARD
Band celebrates 30 years The Terrace Community Band celebrated their 30th year anniversary with two events over the Canada Day long weekend. The band performed in the band shell in George Little Park for park goers on the evening of June 30. And the next morning, on Canada Day, the band was up and at ‘em again for the annual firefighters pancake breakfast, where the band held their final performance of the year. Come September, the band will resume from summer break and will continue with their regular Tuesday evening practice at Caledonia Secondary School. Wayne Jones, past president of the Terrace Community Band, says the secret to having a band last so long is having a passionate musical director. Over the last 30 years, the band has had five committed musical directors, Jim Ryan, Bob Butchart, Susan Brouwer, Jose Coosemans and now Geoff Parr. The band was started by Jim Ryan back in 1983, who noticed that between playing music in school and getting preoccupied with college and life, there was nowhere in the community for people to play music, Jones explained. Throughout the years, band members have come and gone, but the number of members has always remained around 30. Ages of band members range from 18 – early 60s. Each year the band also performs at the Remembrance Day ceremony. However, the band doesn’t just stick around Terrace, as they have made trips to perform on Haida Gwaii and Ottawa. Each year the band performs at SeaFest in Prince Rupert and in Hazelton on Good Friday to support their food bank. “[We’re] focusing on keeping music in the northwest,” said Christine Crawford, president of the Terrace Community Band. Additionally the Terrace Community Band has played at MusicFest Canada several times in the past 30 years, and adjudicators put them at the highest standard, the
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conductor geoff Parr and the Terrace Community Band provided the music July 1 as approximately 800 people turned out to the firehall for what has become a Terrace tradition, a Canada Day pancake breakfast. gold standard. Originating from the Terrace Community Band have come small ensembles like a jazz band, soloists, a trio, and the dessert night events that were held at the golf course. The Terrace Symphony originated from Ryan
too, as a place for stringed instrument musicians to play. The community band, and founder have created a lasting impact on the community of Terrace as the song the Spirit of Terrace was written and composed by Ryan while in
Prince George for dialysis. He found a paper and wrote it down, Jones said. “It reminded him that lots was going on back home,” said Jones, adding if anyone wants to add lyrics to the song, they are more than welcome.
Artist named to Order of Canada
Dempsey bob has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada.
NORTHWEST artist Dempsey Bob has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston. The designation is a Canadian national order within Canada’s honours system, and one of our country’s highest civilian orders, recognizing a lifetime of outstanding achievement and merit of a high degree, especially in service to Canada or to humanity at large. “This award is for my wife, Margaret, my children, Tanya and Da-
vid, and for my friend Harold Demetzer. It’s for my teachers and for those who supported me, my mother and father, my grandfather, said Bob. “The award is for our people, for our children and a recognition of our beautiful art form. To be a great artist you must be a great learner, a great seeker and have great self-discipline. I am very lucky, lucky to have this talent, to have the discipline and to have the support of my family, friends and my people.”
Dempsey Bob is a highly respected, world-renowned Tlingit/Tahltan artist of the Wolf Clan from Telegraph Creek and has been carving and teaching for more than 40 years. His works are featured in museum collections and galleries around the world, including the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Ethnology in Japan, and Canada House in London among others. Dempsey Bob has
been senior advisor to the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Arts at Northwest Community College here since it began in 2006. He helped to establish the school, which was created to honour the legacy of Haida artist, traditional carver and teacher Freda Diesing (19252002), who was Bob’s contemporary, friend, at times his teacher, and an important influence on his life and art. An official ceremony will take place at a later date.
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A SHED housing a legal grow-op will likely have to be torn down after it caught fire July 3. Thornhill firefighters were called out to the blaze in lower Thornhill around 8 p.m., said Thornhill fire chief Wes Patterson. The 12x12-foot oak building was gutted but quick actions by neighbours prevented the shed from burning down completely, said Patterson. “I’d have to say quick acting from neighbours helped contain the fire,” said Patterson, adding they used garden hoses and fire extinguishers until the fire department got there. “They contained it to the point we were able to eliminate any damage to structures around it,” he added, referring to two residences. From talking to the owner, it sounded like an electrical overload caused the blaze, said Patterson. Terrace RCMP, who assisted firefighters, said the fire originated from the wiring of a grow-op and confirmed that the man running the grow-op had a legal licence to grow and possess marijuana.
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THE SAME artist responsible for the Enbridge Valdez mural painted underneath the old Skeena bridge in the spring has done a new piece about 600 metres west of the first one under the south section of the bridge. It blends eastern mysticism, nature highlights and First Nations symbols.
Man arrested for elder abuse
TERRACE RCMP responded to approximately 133 calls for service during the July long weekend. One of those calls became an elder abuse investigation, said police. A 55-year-old man was arrested for ongoing assault and transported to Mills Memorial Hospital for a mental health assessment. Police released the man on an undertaking with conditions. Charges of assault and uttering threats are being forwarded to Crown prosecutors. He was arrested again a short time later for breaching his conditions of no contact and no go to a location. Breach charges are being forwarded to Crown prosecutors.
THE MAN sentenced to life imprisonment for the 1998 murder of a woman in her southside residence has failed for the fourth time to obtain parole. Christopher Alexander, 17, a neighbour of Linda LeFranc, stabbed her more than 80 times with a hunting knife after breaking into her home Dec. 9, 1998. He was denied both full and day parole following a short hearing held by the National Parole Board of Canada June 26. Anita Johnstone, a sister of LeFranc’s, said her family was “extremely relieved.” She said the parole board members who conducted the hearing were concerned with the lack of structure and supervision of Alexander on earlier unescorted temporary absences. She said the board was worried about Alexander’s lack of insight into his crime and the vague plans he presented in seeking his release. LeFranc, then 36, was found by her sevenyear-old daughter when she awoke the next morning. Arrested following an extensive RCMP undercover operation in which an officer posing as the “Mr. Big” of a criminal gang got Alexander to admit to the murder, Alexander was sentenced following a trial here in 2002. He is now eligible to apply for parole at set times and his last application was heard and denied in January 2012. Alexander, who is in a Fraser Valley facility, in the past has been allowed outside of prison on escorted temporary absences and on unescorted temporary absences.
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ow that my studies are complete, it is time to assess my performance as aparent of a K-12 student in our public school system. First, I learned kindergarten. Because it was Parkside, that meant I was asked to follow the no-candy rule. So instead of sending pieces of milk chocolate, I sent chewy granola bars, which worked their nasty magic on kidling’s soft baby teeth. I give myself a Fail on that. Then I went to my first PAC meeting. I fled in fear – those Parent Advisory Committee ladies were SCARY. No refunds on candles and wrapping paper! No exceptions! Five-year-olds must get out there and sell, and learn that fundraising is a PART OF LIFE! I’m giving myself a B on that, for Better not get involved. The best part of Parkside was the shady playground for my pale frecklefaced kid. “Play in the shade!” I could say on hot sunny days, easy for him to do. Add a babbling creek, like being out in the country a few blocks from home. A-plus. Then I learned ET Kenney. On the first day of school, some Parkside parents and kids were at the front of the school, and the kids started a game of tag/hide-n-seek. One kid dove behind a shrub. To my surprise, a staffer yelled at the kids to “Get out of the garden! Would you do that at home?” I did NOT say, “Take it easy, these kids are used to playing in the bush,” so I give myself a D-minus. Next, I studied grade five homework and band. Kid was spending hour af-
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My Report Card ter hour on endless worksheets, so we went to talk to the teacher. Looking at his painstakingly neat work, the teacher said, “I can’t believe I’m saying this, but could you please be a bit messier? Not every assignment needs to be so perfect. Only special projects, things like that.” I give us all an A. Hubby and I were stunned to see the kid get an award for best Grade 5 band student. We thought it was normal for him to bring the sax along on camping trips and play a long solo faultlessly without referring to the music. I can’t even read music, what do I know? I give myself a C for being so Clueless. Junior high was a real learning experience. Parents of junior high students were giving the front-counter staff atti-
tude then screeching out of the parking lot. A for Avoid them! At the orientation, a staffer stood up and gave a speech that can be summarized as follows: “We know you students will be bad, and this is how we will punish you.” Wow. I was getting angrier the more I thought about it, but the kid was, “No worries, nothing to do with me.” I give myself a D for Don’t get your knickers in a knot. When approached to give money for any cause, I learned to say, “I’m sorry, I have to give all my spare cash to the Skeena Junior High band trip.” When asked to do anything on a weekend, I learned to say, “I’m sorry, I have to give all my spare time to the Skeena Junior High band trip. There are empty bottles and cans out there to collect, you know!” I give myself a B, because I am exaggerating a Bit. I learned junior high girls. If a certain girl makes sure to be in the kid’s car to collect bottles and cans, and asks him what kind of music he likes, then asks if he likes the movie on Tuesday, she will have a date for Grade 10 prom. A C-plus for being Cool with it. Like Sam Cooke, I “don’t know much about history, don’t know much biology, don’t know much about a science book,” because I mainly studied Musical. They rehearse a little, then more, then they need food, then more food, then they run in their underwear to Denny’s. I was All over that, so an A. I flunked prom and dry grad – no effort at all. Ending the 13 years of study with a big fat zero. Phew!
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■■ THORNHILL PUB: Free pool Wed., Sun., karaoke night Thurs. Karin and Mark provide music every Fri. and Sat. 7 p.m. Shuttle service if you need a ride. ■■ LEGION Branch 13: Meat draws every Sat. – first draw at 4:30 p.m. Steak Night is the first Fri. of each month. ■■ GEORGE’S PUB: Free poker Sun. 1 p.m.-7 p.m. and Wed. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Karaoke Sun. Live weekend entertainment. July 12, 13 Speed Control; July 19, 20 Ride On; July 26, 27 Sound Collision. Shuttle service if needed. ■■ mt. layton lounge: Open daily noon-11 p.m. Free pool, darts and shuffleboard. Located at Mt. Layton Hotsprings just off Hwy37 South between Terrace and Kitimat. ■■ beasleys mix: Karaoke every Fri. night. In the Best Western.
■■ terrace art gallery presents Misty Rivers and Waterfalls: Living in our Landscape until July 27. It’s the first juried show in the area in many years and has a juried category with adjudicators making selections, giving feedback to artists, and prizes awarded; a people’s choice category so visitors to the gallery can vote on their favourite with the winner awarded a prize; and a collaborative art category with individual entries being unified with a single theme.
■■ Bike to Boogie wrap up party July 13 in support of My Recreational Mountain Co-op at the Thornhill Community Centre from 5 pm to 7 pm. For all ages with awards, music and a canteen. This is followed by the Bike to Boogie Party from 8 pm to 2 am. This is an open licensed event. No minors. Tickets at Ruins, Source for Sports, McBike, and Farwest Sport and Cycle. Music by Dylan Rysstad & Rain Dogs.
■■ terrace has talent auditions for all ages takes place at 6 p.m. July 15. Location to be announced. All profits go to International Justice Mission, a human rights organization that rescues victims of violence, sexual exploitation, slavery and oppression. Talent show is Sept. 7 with cash prizes for first place and runner up at the REM Lee Theatre. Register at email@example.com. There is a small cost to audition. ■■ 15th Annual TLT Charity Golf Scramble Fun for All Ages at skeena valley golf club from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 28. General Tickets at Uniglobe. General and Discount Tickets at Crampton Law Office, ■■ community fundraiser barbecue for Helping Hands takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. August 2 at Brolly Square. Get a burger or hot dog with chips and a drink for a small cost. Money raised goes to Helping Hands, which helps pay prescription fees and travel expenses for seniors,
cancer patients and sick children who can’t afford them. Sponsored by Terrace Art Gallery, Community Futures, Kalum Community School Society, Heritage Park Museum, Skeena Diversity Society and Volunteer Terrace.
■■ Summer drama days put on by the Terrace Little Theatre are running again this year for kids ages 6-13. Kids can have fun acting, or for those shy of the stage can learn how to make sets, props and costumes, or learn how lighting works. Summer Drama Days runs July 9-27 and August 6-24. Registration is at Uniglobe Courtesy Travel in the Lazelle Mini-Mall. Folks who have questions can leave a message at the theatre 250.638.1215 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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■■ Join us at the Museum to hear visual journalist and author Robin Rowland of Kitimat speak about The Salmon of Wisdom and The Raven of War: Legends from the Celtic Northwest, which shows parallels between Northwest First Nation legends and the legends of the ancient Celts at 7 p.m. July 11 at Heritage Park Museum. Find out the legends and tales from the rich culture of the ancient Celts, stories told of many of the creatures we all see here in the northwest. This lecture is part of the museum’s Summer Evening Lecture Series. Check out www.robinrowland.com and visit Heritage Park Museum’s website and Facebook page. Admission free or by donation.
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Congratulations Deb Dahms! Winner of the Hawkair - CMA - Terrace Standard Terrace to Calgary Stampede Contest
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At top: Isaish “Ryot” Fois paints at the Artists’ Boardwalk in George Little Park July 3 • Below: Rachel Caira and Tim Moser play music as part of the Buskers in Brolley Square event; here they are at the George Little Park band shell • Cyril Bennett-Nabess talks about Kitselas Canyon at one of the Lunch and Learn events at Heritage Park Museum • Zarephia Mason dips a tractor in paint and rolls its tires across her canvas at the Paint Party at George Little Park
Deb receives airfare to the Calgary Stampede courtesy of Hawkair/CMA, two tickets to the Stampede and two nights accommodations.
Thanks to the hundreds of people who entered.
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The Terrace Standard offers the Community Calendar as a public service to its readers and community organizations. This column is intended for non-profit organizations and events without an admission charge. Space permitting, items will run two weeks before each event. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Fax your event or PSA to 250-638-8432. For complete listings, visit www.terracestandard.com
COMMUNITY EVENTS UNTIL JULY 13 - The Recreational My Mountain Co-op and Shames Mountain encourage participation in their Bike-Walk-AThon. It’s a fun and fit activity with individuals and families participating for three weeks. The goal is to raise money for lodge renovations at Shames. There are prizes and participants raising $50 or more will be eligible for a draw at an all-ages wrap up party July 13 5-7 pm at the Thornhill Community Center. Meredith Skimson and Polly Rudderham at 250-635-0783 and 778-634-3499 for details. Email biketoboogie@ gmail.com. Registration is free and ongoing by emailing email@example.com. JULY 14 – Women and Development’s annual Food and Flower Garden Tour takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a self map-guided tour of a selection of summer gardens in Terrace, Rosswood, Kalum Lake and at Lakelse Lake. All proceeds support community projects in the developing world. Tickets on sale at Sidewalkers, Misty River Books, George Little House. For ore details, call Lori at 635-9533. JULY 19 – Fairy Tale Fun from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. is for girls ages 7-10 to have fun making enchanted cottages, flower crowns, paintings, and fun nature-based crafts at this magical event. Dress for mess and bring a lunch. Registration required by July 18. A program of the Terrace Women’s Resource Society. JULY 22 - 25 Free Chronic Pain Selfmanagement Program leader training workshop is at Northwest Community College. Selfmanagement programs, designed to provide skills and knowledge to live a healthier ilfe, are free for adults with chronic health conditions and their famlies. Register by phone, email or online. Contact Kimberly Mcleod kamcleod@ uvic.ca or 866-902-3767. JULY 29 - AUG. 2 – Free science camp takes place 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 4553 Park Ave. Girls, ages eight to 10-years-old, can expect to have fun exploring biology, ecology, chemistry and engineering. Dress for mess! Registration required by July 4. A program of the Terrace Women’s Resource Society. For more details, contact Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 638-1863.
PSAS THE TERRACE PUBLIC Library has several upcoming events for the summer. Submit short stories or songs on the topic of local history for Skeena Valley Stories. Authors of selected entries will have a chance to share them with the community at our upcoming Riverboat Days event on August 9. Please drop off all submissions at the library by July 29. For more information, you can stop by the library or call
638-8177. Human Library (August 6-10) Explore local history by “borrowing” an expert! Browse through our catalogue of local historians and book an opportunity to learn from one of our community’s greatest resources. Contact the library to learn more about this exciting program. Unearthing Your Roots (August 6,8,9 at 10:30 a.m.) is three lessons in genealogy for beginners. Join us to learn how to use a wide variety of resources in the exploration of your family history. There will be a cash deposit per person, which can be refunded after each lesson. Space is limited, so sign up soon! SUMMER READING CLUB: Up, Up and Away has started and children ages three to 11 are invited to register for free and join in the fun. Receive a special registration package to keep track of reading. Children’s programs have begin and continue thru the summer Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more details, call 638-8177, see terracelibrary.ca or our Facebook page. PICKLE BALL LINES are now on the tennis court at the Kin Park for Pickle Ball players, who can drop in to play by signing up with their names and phone numbers. For more details, call Roy Young 798-9552. OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: THE OA program offers physical, spiritual and emotional recovery from compulsive eating. Meetings are Fridays from 7 to 8 p.m. at St. Matthews Anglican Church. For details, call 631-3485. www.oa.org.
the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Terrace Art Gallery. THE SALVATION ARMY holds Toonie Wednesdays every first and third Wednesday of the month – all clothing is $2. All children’s clothing $2 or less is half price.
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PEER SUPPORT FOR people living with mental illness takes place from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Stepping Stones Centre. For more details, call Lynn 635-0027.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 TERRACE HAS TALENT 7:00 PM
GEORGE LITTLE HOUSE Flea Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays in the cul-de-sac in front of the house through to September. Become a vendor, browse the tables, join in the fun. For details on becoming a vendor, call 638-8887.
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HERITAGE PARK MUSEUM now has summer hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. seven days a week, until Aug. 31. Guided tours are available until 5 p.m. daily, with the option of self-guided tours using a walking tour brochure. THE HOMELESS OUTREACH Program and the Living Room Project provide services at the Old Carpenters Hall on the corner of Davis Ave. and Sparks St. Open Mon. to Thurs. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fri. until 2 p.m.
KIDS IN CONTROL is a free education and support group for children between the ages of eight and 12, who have a parent with a mental illness. Children meet for 1.5 hours, once a week, for eight weeks. During sessions, children are given information about mental illness as well as an opportunity to develop and practise healthy coping strategies for dealing with difficulties they may be facing. Using crafts, games and interactive learning activities, children have the opportunity to join together in developing healthy attitudes and coping skills. Registrations are currently being taken. For more on this program, call 635-8206 or email email@example.com or see the bcss.org website.
ROYAL PURPLE WELCOMES new members. For more details, call Alison 635-6673.
THE TERRACE MULTIPLE Sclerosis Support Group meets every second Wednesday of the month. To find out the location of the next meeting, call Doug 635-4809 or Val 635-3415.
HELPING HANDS OF Terrace, a non-profit organization, recycles cans, bottles and scrap metal with proceeds going to help seniors, cancer patients and children get medications or assistance they can’t access or afford. Individuals and businesses who would like to be involved are asked to call 778-634-3844. Cash donations can also be made at the Northern Savings Credit Union.
THE TERRACE TOASTMASTERS Club meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Graydon Securities Building on Keith Ave. (next to Irlybird). For more details, call Randy 635-2151 or Rolf 635-6911. NORTHERN LENSES CAMERA Club meets
SENIORS TAI CHI at the Happy Gang Centre on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 8:45 to 9:45. Chase away the winter while building your strength, balance and coordination. Dropin fee. All are welcome. Call Rita 635-0144 or Wendy 635-3847 for more info. HAS YOUR LIFE been affected by someone else’s drinking? Al-Anon can help. Meetings are Mondays at 8 p.m. in the Mills Memorial Hospital education room. For more information, call 250-635-8181.
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“New brother for Bailey & Tyson” Baby’s Name: Darius Malcolm Kurek Date & Time of Birth: June 25, 2013 at 1:09 p.m. Weight: 6 lbs. 10 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Rhonda Brink & Mark Kurek
Baby’s Name: Isabelle Rayah Haynes Date & Time of Birth: June 23, 2013 at 11:29 p.m. Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz. Sex: Female Parent: Amanda Evans & Rob Haynes
“New sister for Ameylia, Ariel & Carter”
Baby’s Name: Parker Chad Ptolemy Date & Time of Birth: June 17, 2013 at 10:47 p.m. Weight: 7 lbs. 3 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Trisha & Chad Ptolemy
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Baby’s Name: Joel Thomas Konowalyk Date & Time of Birth: June 17, 2013 at 3:40 p.m. Weight: 10 lbs. 6.6 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Colleen & Ryan Konowalyk
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Baby’s Name: Benjamin Christoffer Hamming-Kirkwood Date & Time of Birth: June 14, 2013 at 8:47 a.m. Weight: 9 lbs. 2 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Janine Hamming & Adam Kirkwood
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Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Highway Owner Operators for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving exp. / training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee beneﬁts package. To join our team of Professional drivers, email a resume, current driver’s abstract & details of truck to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bev at 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. We thank everyone for applying, however we will only contact candidates that interest us.
A Fishing lodge in Terrace is looking for a part time cook! Are you interested please phone: 250-975-0616. An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. Experienced Line Cooks Required Immediately Apply in person attention: Rob Rouse Sonbada’s Steak House 4402 Lakelse Ave, Terrace or email: email@example.com No Phone Calls
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T/M Flagging is looking for Traffic Control people to work on NTL Project on Highway #37.Must have valid drivers licence. Send resume/Contact Information to: Mel or Robin PO Box 45 Telegraph Creek BC V0J 2W0 Phone:1-250-235-3012 Fax 1-250-235-3703 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Business Opportunity in Kitimat, Terrace and across Western Canada Do you want to operate your own business with minimal investment and an unlimited earning potential? If so then Mac’s may be what you are looking for. We currently have business partnership opportunities available across Western Canada. Please e-mail David Scott at: email@example.com for more information MEADOW LAKE Business for sale. Self-serve car wash + r/o water vending station + computer repair business. Also 1000 sq.ft. of unused indoor space to develop. Serious enquiries only please phone 306236-3339, 306-240-7778 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVE-IN MANAGER for 50 unit apt. bldg in Trail, B.C. Send resume to 100-3525 Laburnum Drive, Trail, B.C. V1R 2S9. email@example.com LOOKING FOR both F/T and P/T servers. Pls send your resume to Shan Yan Restaurant at 4606 Greig Ave Terrace. No Phone calls pls
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Herman Hendrik Onstein April 1st, 1937 – May 25th 2013
NOW HIRING HEAVY HIGHWAY/ HEAVY CIVIL PROFESSIONALS To join Flatiron Edmonton location.
• Excavator Operators • MSE Wall Foremen • Loader Operators • Skidsteer Operators • Dozer Operators • Skilled Laborers Flatiron is one of North America’s fastest growing heavy civil infrastructure contractors, with landmark projects across Canada. We have established ourselves as a builder and employer of choice.
Offering Competitive Compensation! Flatiron has been named Heavy Civil Contractor of the Year in Alberta and has been recognized as a 2012 Best Workplace in Canada. Please apply by sending your resume to Trevor Argue targue@ﬂatironcorp.com or fax (1)780-454-8970 Please indicate in your email which ﬁeld you are applying for. www.ﬂatironcorp.com
Herman was born in the Netherlands, the youngest of 5 children; 3 brothers, Bill, Joe, and Theo and a sister Hanny. He immigrated to Canada when he was a quiet and shy lad of 17. Hard work and good fortune enabled him to become a successful businessman. In 1966 he married Sheri and soon was the proud father of 4 children, Robert, Rebecca, Roderick and Rachel. In time his children gave him 16 wonderful grandchildren. He was extremely proud of his family, and was a terrific father and grandfather. After a long hard struggle, Herman left peacefully with his wife and four children at his bedside. Herman was well loved by his family and his passing leaves much sadness. His friendly manner, his big smile and his warm hugs will be missed by anyone who knew him Our family is grateful that Herman’s long time friend, Bishop Gerry Wiesner OMI was able to preside at his funeral. We also offer sincere thanks to all the doctors, nurses, other care givers and friends, who over the many years cared for Herman at home, at Mills Memorial, St Paul’s, the Cancer Clinic and Vancouver General.
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Kim Loehndorf September 8, 1963 - June 30, 2013 Too early has the sun gone down, So young a loved one gone. She went on through that open door, The years of hurting are no more. There’s no more night, the dazzling light The flowers everywhere. The silence of the peace of God Yet music fills the air “Jason oh Jason, come quick to me my son, The Lord has brought me to you At last my race is run No more sickness, no more tears, no more sad goodbyes, The sonnet rises in my heart You’re music to my eyes”
Immediate opening for an
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN GM dealership located in Terrace requires an Automotive Technician. We offer an excellent training program to gain product knowledge and technical mechanical skills. This position is suited to either female or male applicants. 3rd or 4th year apprentices welcome to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with GM training. MacCarthy GM, Terrace offers a full benefit package. Please email resume to: Apply to: John Cooper 5004 Highway 16 West,Terrace, B.C. V8G 5S5 Email: email@example.com Fax: 250-635-6915 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
“The void in our lives will never be filled” Sadly missed by Mom, Dad, Family and hubby Bob.
Brenda Lee Olson Olson, Brenda Lee (nee Reid) passed away peacefully after a long season with cancer at the Cascade Lodge in Chilliwack on 02 Jul 2013. Brenda Lee was born on 27 Feb 1961 in Regina, SK. She received her formal education in Regina as well Terrace & Victoria BC., living most of her years in Terrace, BC. where she had moved with her parents in 1971. She loved photography & drama in her upper school years, genealogy as a hobby & helping people with whatever & where ever she could. Leaving behind to mourn her loss is her husband Keith, her children, Eric & Lothan Olson of Terrace, Kierstin (Jared) Hundley of Norfolk, Virginia, & Josh Olson of Fort St John, her parents Dalton & Betty Ann Reid of Chilliwack, her sister Barbara (Cecil) Gordey of Terrace, as well as many other family members & long time friends.
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PARTS PERSON immediately Experienced preferred. Training provided to the right candidate. Position requires great customer skills and the ability to work in a busy environment. Please forward your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax to: 250-635-6915 or deliver in person Attention John Cooper to MacCarthy GM 5004 Hwy 16 West, Terrace, B.C. V8G 5S5 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
She is predeceased by an infant son Travis, her grandparents Albert & Nellie Reid & Ralph & Viola Pickering, her uncle Wayne Pickering, her uncle Delaine Reid, her aunts Sally (Parent) Reid & Nina (Mokelky) Reid. A celebration of life will be held in Terrace BC, date yet to be announced. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Canadian Cancer Society.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES Parts and Service Counterperson The ideal candidate will have: ✓ Have Excellent Computer skills ✓ Have Excellent Communication Skills ✓ Time Management skills ✓ Vehicle knowledge ✓ Be able to work in a fast paced environment In ✓ In-House Training, Competitive Wages and Benefits
Vehicle Sales Associate/Product Advisor Energetic, self motivated, reliable individual Great customer service skills Ability to develop relationships with customers. We can help train the right individual, but previous sales and service experience is an asset. Enjoy the ability to sell two of the Hottest Brands in the Automotive Industry Subaru and Mazda.
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The Blue Fin Sushi Bar in Terrace is now hiring positive, high energy, professional staff for the following positions: Experienced Kitchen Help Must have Food Safe Experienced Servers Must have - Serving It Right Dishwasher No experience necessary Knowledge of sushi would be an asset. All positions are permanent & are primarily nights and weekends. Please drop off resume and references at the Blue Fin Sushi Bar in Smithers.
THE TERRACE SALMONID ENHANCEMENT SOCIETY (DEEP CREEK FISH HATCHERY)
ONLY THOSE SHORTLISTED WILL BE CONTACTED
ORAL HISTORY COORDINATOR at Heritage Park Museum Part-time, Flexible Position $22.50 an hour for 250 hours (over 9-12 months) Job Description: Coordinating â€œPreserving the Past for the Present,â€? an oral history project intended to interview seniors/elders about Terrace history. The coordinator will promote the project, recruit and supervise volunteers, prepare project documents, edit transcriptions for accuracy, and compile and distribute the online and print publication. Project funded by New Horizons for Seniors through the Government of Canada. See heritageparkmuseum.com/jobs for more info. Please send cover letter and resume to curator@ heritageparkmuseum.com by 24 July to apply.
POWELL RIVER Community Services Association is seeking an experienced Poverty Law Advocate. For more information, please e-mail Julie Chambers, Executive Director. email@example.com
Attention RNâ€™s & LPNâ€™s Would you like to use your nursing experience to build a profitable business? Become part of Canadaâ€™s only Nurseowned & operated Home Health Care Agency. To learn more about this unique opportunity in the Terrace, Kitimat & Smithers area please call 1.877.998.3372
Wrinch Pharmacy, located in Hazelton, BC, is a busy retail pharmacy open Monday to Friday. We are currently looking for a full time Pharmacy Technician.
Terrace Peaks is seeking enthusiastic individuals to assist with the Recreational, Pre-Competitive Girls, and Provincial Boys programs. Applicants should have a minimum level 1 certification. Donâ€™t have any certification, donâ€™t worry. If you are 13 years or older, apply for our Coach-In-Training Program. Please forward all resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Income Opportunity NOW HIRING! Earn extra cash, simple work. P/T-F/T. Can be done from home. Acceptance guaranteed, no experience required, all welcome! www.BCJobLinks.com
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CONSTRUCTION/MAINTENANCE ATTENDANT II - JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER LEISURE SERVICES (Regular, Full-Time)
The City of Terrace is currently looking for a skilled candidate to fill the position of Construction Maintenance Attendant II â€“ Journeyman Plumber with the Leisure Services Department. This is a regular, full-time Union position (C.U.P.E. Local 2012) with a 40 hour work week. Please visit the City of Terrace website at www.terrace. ca under Employment Opportunities for a more detailed job description and information on how to apply for this vacancy. Deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m., Friday, July 19, 2013.
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The successful applicant will have: â€˘ Grade 12 graduation â€˘ Pharmacy Technician Certification or 2 years of related work experience â€˘ Excellent customer service skills â€˘ Demonstrate computer knowledge â€˘ Strong ability to multitask â€˘ Ability to work in a team environment â€˘ Good physical condition and able to work standing for long periods of time â€˘ Self motivated Preference will be given to registered pharmacy technicians however related experience will be considered. Please address resume and covering letter to: Yvonne de Boer Wrinch Pharmacy Bag 999 2510 West Highway 62 Hazelton, BC V0J 1Y0 Phone: (1)250-842-6040 Fax: (1)250-842-0154
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LOCATION: Terrace, BC Bandstra Transportation Systems Ltd. is now accepting resumes for an experienced Class 1 Driver for its Terrace operation. The successful applicant will be required to perform a variety of duties, including local and long-distance driving. Full time employees qualify for beneÂżt package. QUALIFICATIONS: Â‡ Â‡ Â‡ Â‡ Â‡ Â‡ Â‡ Â‡ Â‡
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KEMP HARVEY DEMERS INC. CERTIFIED GENERAL ACCOUNTANTS OFFICE ASSISTANT/BOOKKEEPER Local Accounting firm has an immediate opening for an Office Assistant/ Bookkeeper. We are looking for a person with a can-do attitude.
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RESOURCE Ability, a well established and growing BC company is hiring casual RNâ€™s and LPNâ€™s to work 1:1 in home with a medically fragile child in Terrace. If you want to make a difference in a childâ€™s life please email firstname.lastname@example.org, attention Jennifer Hols
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SEASONAL FISHERIES WORKER
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Duties will include: â€˘ General office work as assigned â€˘ Monthly and quarterly bookkeeping for a variety of companies, including data entry, payables and receivables, reconciliations and government remittances.
Must have valid license and own vehicle. Interested candidates please apply in confidence to: Kemp Harvey Demers Inc. 4734 Park Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 1W1 Or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls please. Note that the office is a fragrance fee environment.
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PROJECT Coordinator; Headwaters Initiative Project (HIP); 3 Days/Wk; 1 Year Term w/ Possibility for Extension; Work from home in Terrace/Kitimat; Approx. $30,000/year based on 3 days a week. Headwaters Initiative Project, a project of Tides Canada Initiatives, works to expand and empower the network of individuals and organizations concerned about the impacts of proposed developments – particularly in relation to energy and salmon ecosystems. The Project Coordinator will provide project coordination, financial oversight and admin support. The successful candidate will have strong administrative, financial tracking and project coordination experience. Experience in non-profit sector preferred but not req’d. For the complete posting and details on how to apply, visit http://tidescanada.org/about/careers-at-tidescanada/
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SKEENA CONCRETE PRODUCTS LTD. FACTORY DIRECT One Hundred Mile House Division is seeking energetic, self-motivated, conscientious Tradespersons to join our maintenance team.
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The ideal candidate will have experience with the various automated operations and systems in modern interior saw and planer mills. You are a highly motivated Journeyman who has demonstrated your ability to apply your trade skills and knowledge safely and effectively. Good interpersonal, communication and organization skills round out your skill set.
Phone: 250-635-3936 or 250-638-8477 Fax: 250-635-4171 3751 Old Lakelse Lake Drive, Terrace, BC, V8G 5P4
Certified Millwright Millwrights with welding certificates are urged to apply. Fourth year apprentices will also be considered.
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Certified Industrial Electrician Preference will be given to applicants with a working knowledge of Allan Bradley PLC 5 & Control Logics systems.
Scheduled freight service from Stewart to Terrace and return, and all points in between. Pick-up and delivery of goods in Terrace, C.O.D. and courier service.
Certified Heavy Duty Mechanic Experience with Caterpillar and Letourneau mobile equipment and Taylor Forklifts within a sawmill environment is an asset. Our Tradespersons work days, afternoons, graveyard and weekend shifts. Rate of pay and benefits as per the USW Local 1-425 Collective Agreement. 100 Mile House, located in the South Cariboo Region of British Columbia offers a close knit, friendly atmosphere with modern recreation, education and medical facilities, and excellent outdoor leisure opportunities.
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Mobile Hydraulic Crane Operators, Millwrights, Steel Fabricator & Welders Timber West Mill Construction is now hiring Certified Mobile Hydraulic Crane Operators, Millwrights, Steel Fabricators, and Welders. E-mail resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (250) 964-0222
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To explore this opportunity, submit your resume to email@example.com or by fax to (250)-3958254. Applications will be accepted until July 31st, 2013.
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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; www.bigirondrilling.com Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. FOR Sale: 2006 VW Jetta TDI Highliner. Fully loaded diesel car. Leather, heated power seats, heated mirrors, sunroof, 6 speed automatic. Great condition. Asking $12,000. 250638-0937 or 250-615-9701 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? RESTLESS LEG Syndrome and leg cramps? Fast relief in one hour. Sleep at night. Proven for over 32 years. www.allcalm.com Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660. STEEL BUILDING - DIY summer sale! Bonus days extra 5% off. 20x22 $3,998. 25x24 $4,620. 30x34 $6,656. 32x42 $8,488. 40x54 $13,385. one end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca STEEL BUILDINGS, metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca
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www.terracerealestatecompany.com BUILDING LOTS 385 KALUM LK RD. $41,000 MLS – .47 acre lot-minutes from downtown-lot #7 mobiles allowed 383 KALUM LK RD. $44,000 MLS – .681 acre lot - minutes from downtown- lot #6 mobiles allowed. LOT #1 OLD REMO RD. $75,000 MLS – 5.26 acre property just south of town across from Matson Rd. 5230 KEITH AVE. $189,900 MLS – Level, fenced 165’ x 264’ M2 heavy industrial zoned property on a major traffic route.
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3806 ROWLAND ST.
3 bedroom (could be 4), 2 bath, 4 level split home located on cul-de-sac. Move in ready with newer roof, flooring & more. Double garage plus R/V parking.
4825 SCOTT AVE.
3620 ASPEN AVE.
- 1526 sq. ft. - 5 bedrooms - 2 1/2 baths - Rec room
- Super 3-level split - 3 bedrooms - 2 1/2 baths - Hardwood floors - Totally renovated - Close to children’s playground
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- Great investment opportunity - 1404 sq. ft - Fireplace - 3 bedrooms - Basement suite - 4 deeded lots
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$294,000 MLS #1-4619 QUEENSWAY DR. NOW ONLY $48,000 MLS
1 bedroom mobile home with many renovations. Open concept living/ dining/kitchen areas. 27’ x 11’5 covered porch. 12’ x 8’ storage shed.
6 bedroom, 2 bath rancher with full basement. All new windows, double carport, 3.5 acres. Minutes away from town on Regional District water. School bus stop by front driveway.
TOTEM SADDLE CLUB on behalf of our client Adreana Moore, sale of #2207-2607 Pear St.
NORTHERN ANIMAL RESCUE SOCIETY on behalf of our clients Andrew and Chantelle Burgomaster, sale of 2706 Sparks
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- Full basement - 2 fireplaces - Double carport - 80 x 132 lot
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KITWANGA PROPERTIES 1526 N. KITWANGA RD. – 14 x 52 mobile, 3/4 acre lot ....asking $29,900 1665 POND RD. – 14 x 52 mobile w/addition, 3.8 acres .......asking $34,900 1406 N. KITWANGA RD. – Two duplexes, .57 acre lot ........asking $69,900 1510 N. KITWANGA RD. – Former trailer park, 1.86 acres ..asking $34,900
3972 DOBBIE ST.
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- Home with 3 rentable cabins - 17 acres of land - Too much info to list!
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www.remax-terrace.bc.ca 4624 MCCONNELL AVE - $98,000 MLS • Residential lot on quiet street • 70 x 267 - almost half an acre • Close to schools & recreation MARION OLSON
#4-3889 MULLER AVE - $48,500 MLS • 1981 - 14x66 mobile, 3 bdrms • Fenced pad, enclosed porch • Lots of storage, appliances included RUSTY LJUNGH
#28-3624 KALUM ST - $59,900 MLS • 3 bdrm mobile home • Top condition throughout • New price, excellent value KELLY BULLEID
KITSELAS RD. - $140,000 MLS
#39-3624 KALUM ST. - $98,500 MLS
3320 KENNEY ST - $127,900
• Unique floor plan, open front end • Vaulted ceiling, large kitchen • Lots of storage, close to downtown LAURIE FORBES
• Zoned R5 multi-family • 139 x 139 - cornet lot • For developer or investor MARION OLSON
3712 PINE - $164,900 MLS
• Riverfront • 80 Acres • Lightly treed HANS STACH
• New 2012 mobile • 2 bedrooms • Maple cabinets HANS STACH
3614 KALUM - $92,500 MLS
• Mobile with addition • RV storage, woodshed • 3 bedrooms, wood stove www.rickmcdaniel.ca
5001 AGAR - $165,000 MLS
• 93 days on the market • Rick gets RESULTS! • Call us Today www.rickmcdaniel.ca
2866 SQUIRREL POINT $169,000 MLS
• Waterfront cabin on Lakelse Lake • 3 bdrm, wood stove, deck out front • Fish or swim out front and what a view DAVE MATERI PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP
4642 MARTEN DR - $169,900 MLS
• 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sauna • Vaulted ceilings in the living room • Pellet stove, workshop, private setting JOHN/SHEILA
SOL 2366 HEMLOCK - $174,900 MLS
• 15 days on the market • Rick gets RESULTS! • Call us Today www.rickmcdaniel.ca
4633 GOULET AVE - $184,900 MLS • 3 bedroom rancher • New upgrades throughout • Walking distance to town KELLY BULLEID
3706 BAILEY ST - $189,000 MLS
• Fully treed 1 acre property on the bench • Sub dividable into 4 large lots • The location for New Home building DAVE MATERI PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP
D L O S 4929 SCOTT AVE - $249,500
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Terrace trail work trucks on Head a couple of kilometres past the adjacent trail heads on Kitselas Road on a Tuesday night and you'll see a handful of cars parked on the side of the road. Climb up the steep, muddy makeshift entranceway, keep close to the yellow flags, and eventually dense forest will give way to the beginnings of fresh new trail being shaped, sculpted and packed by several dedicated volunteers. This particular trail is called Grade Reversal, and it's the latest in a series of upgrades to the Terrace Mountain trail system that Terrace Off Road Cycling Association (TORCA) and various volunteers and stakeholders have taken on over the past few years, including Steinhoe Ridge. And at Terrace's more downhill riding area, Copper Mountain, a keen group of volunteers are working improve that system as well. A number of these builders attended a TORCA-sponsored trailbuilding course in May, learning the foundations and basic skills of trail building, and getting a sense of the bigger picture. Grade Reversal will be 2.1 km in total once it's finished, starting off about halfway up the trail of the Terrace Mountain bike loop called Flathead and coming out onto Kitselas Road. A month in, there's still a lot of work to be done – think 2 km of work. But the project in progress is impressive, and the volunteers helping to create it are avid bikers, meaning they are testing out the jumps and making sure
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Here’s volunteer Tony Moore working on the Grade Reversal trail July 2. they ride well. “We're looking for a nice, fast flowy trail that's good for intermediate and expert riders,” said volunteer Tony Moore. “Intermediates
will be able to just ride over everything, and the experts can go fast and get some airtime.” This level of difficulty is different from the Steinhoe trail, which
has been the group’s main priority since work began in 2011. “Over the past few years, the most consistent request in regards to trails in our area has been for
more beginner friendly mountain bike trails,” said TORCA's Tara Irwin. “This is our goal with Steinhoe.” Steinhoe's design has evolved since its conception – at first it was going to be an “out and back” trail, starting and ending on Kitselas Road. But it's now going to be a loop that connects to Spring Creek. Last month, a bridge was installed above the little creek to allow the connection. The Ministry of Forests supplied the material and the labour – provincial fire crews brushed out the trail and put in the bridge while waiting to get called to fight fires. Now that the bridge is in, the next step is to go in with a miniexcavator, paid for through a grant from the Terrace Community Forests, and build as much trail as possible over a 10-day stretch. As of late last week, about 4.5 km of the 7km trail was finished. While this push with the mini-excavator will be a big help in completing the trail, there's still at least a season of work to go, said Irwin, noting more builders and more funding could cut that time down. But even throughout construction, the trail has been getting a lot of use – and not just by bikers. Hikers are a huge part of the trail community, and the hiking club has been a major supporter of the new trails as well, said Irwin. “It's good to see more people walking, helping to pack down the trails,” she said. “The hiking club's probably used Steinhoe more than the bikers.”
StrikeForce’s reign as Queen continues
Here’s Team Strikeforce, champions of the Queens 2013 slow pitch tournament that took place here in Terrace during the Canada Day long weekend.
The Terrace StrikeForce Ladies slo-pitch team is once again Queen champions of the 2013 Kings and Queens tournament held during Canada Day long weekend in Terrace. A slightly lower turnout than previous years with five teams – three from Terrace, one from the Telkwa/Smithers area, and one from Kitimat – didn’t stop the fierce competition throughout the tournament, played at the Cassie Hall field. “Many ladies hit home runs by launching the ball out of the park,” said StrikeForce coach and manager Anita Davis, whose team has been entering tournaments for 14 years, both in ladies’ fastball and slo-pitch. The weekend was “another one for the books”, she said, of the annual tournament. Team StrikeForce went undefeated in the round robin. But then the Dirt Divas, also from Terrace, claimed a 12 - 7 vic-
tory over StrikeForce, meaning StrikeForce would have to play four back-to-back games the next day. After winning the 10:30 a.m. game the next day, the team met up with the Dirt Divas again in the semi-finals, winning that in order to advance to the finals. But, because of the double knockout format of the tournament, they needed to beat the opposing team, the Telkwa Pub Kittens and Cougars twice in order to truly win. This wasn’t tough for StrikeForce, who took it to Telkwa 14 - 3 in the first match, and 11 - 7 in the second match, meaning they were reigning Queen champs once again. Telkwa Pub took second, and the Dirt Divas won their final match to come in third. And in the Kings tournament, Telkwa’s Glacier Roofing beat Green Bastards of Terrace in the final game 14 - 4.
Terrace Standard Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Changes coming to CIHL
By SHAUN THOMAS
When the Terrace River Kings take to the ice this fall, the league will be much different than when the final whistle blew at the end of last season. The Omenica Ice of Vanderhoof are no longer a part of the Central Interior Hockey League. The team, which finished with a 6-10-2 record but struggled with icing enough players, told CIHL of its intention to fold during the annual general meeting in Smithers. The departure of the Ice, however, is offset by the return of a familiar foe. “The Hazelton Wolverines met the deadline and have provided all of the necessary credentials and documentation. They will be playing next season,” said CIHL president Ray Hallock of the team that folded at the end of the 2012 season. “This is good news for the league ... the return of the Wolverines makes the existing east/west split continue to work for scheduling.” As for the product on the ice, the executive voted to do away with the automatic shootout in the event of a tie. By a unanimous vote of executive and player reps, games that end in a tie during regulation time will enter a five-minute, 4-on-4 overtime period before proceeding to the shootout. “It was something that a player from Kitimat brought forward and something everyone agreed with. From a player perspective, going straight from regulation to a shoot-out isn't the best way to go, so we're looking forward to giving the fans that extra entertainment,” said Derek Baker, Prince Rupert Rampage defenceman. The 2013/2014 season will include an 18 game schedule with three divisions. The west includes Prince Rupert, Terrace and Kitimat; the central includes Hazelton, Smithers and Houston; and the east includes Quesnel, Williams Lake and Lac La Hache.
e’re at war. It’s World War III. There are no neutral countries this time. Every country on earth is under attack. In the last World War the battle lines were clearly marked. When the Wehrmacht rolled into Poland, everyone knew where the enemy was and that war was imminent. As each act of the grand grisly production was played out in the European Theatre, the global audience followed the ebb and flow of the action with a clear idea where the fronts were. As I sat in front of the big screen TV yesterday watching weather systems that looked like giant malevolent fluorescent hyperactive amoebas streak from coast to coast across the green screen behind Claire Martin, I realized that in this latest World War, the fronts, warm and cold, were elusive and in constant motion, and difficult to predict even with the sophisticated equipment available to today’s meteorologists. Martin, looking worried and almost apologetic, announced that it had been 33ºC in Edmonton that day, with the humidity making it feel like 43ºC. A new record. One of so many in a time when temperature records are falling like overripe apples from an overburdened tree. Before Martin, the CBC was all about the flooding in Calgary, the first really epic battle in the WWIII to be lost in Canada. It was not as devastating a loss as the US defeats in New Orleans and New York,
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■■ SalmonRun for everyone Sunday, June 23 marked the 5th annual SalmonRun at Kitsumkalum near Terrace, and people of all ages participated in the event, which boasts a 2km Elder’s Walk, 5km Road Race, and 10 km Road Race. The day ended with a salmon barbeque. For results of the race, visit www.salmonrunwild.ca.
Safety first at Terrace Aquatic Centre The Terrace Aquatic Centre is getting set for its annual Water Safety Week, July 20 - 27, with events for the whole family to encourage safety on the water. “It’s about making as many people as we can safe around the water,” said aquatic man-
ager Mike Carlyle. A swim to survive challenge, with participants going through a 10-minute orientation to water, information on how to be safe off a boat, and games that teach people to respect the water and enjoy it responsibly are part of the
events. And this week marks the first time the Lifesaving Society’s Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross Combo Course are being offered at the pool, with students over the age of 13 learning to not only help to save someone else’s life, but learning to save
where the enemy emin diameter. On this trip the ployed wind and water scientists discovered large to lay a licking on the sweeping structures thouEast coast, in the US sands of metres in diameter. Midwest, where twistThere are hundreds of milers were the weapon of lions of tonnes of methane choice, and in Colorado still under the ice. before that, where the One of the greatest fears ordnance was fire, but is that with the disappeara huge defeat nonetheance of the Arctic sea ice less. in summer, and rapidly When I think of rising temperatures across Calgary, I think of oil. the entire Arctic region, SKEENA ANGLER Don’t you? Oil powered which are already melting the Second World War, the Siberian permafrost, the ROB BROWN everything from Panzer trapped methane could suddivisions to planes ran denly be released into the on it. Oil and its sisatmosphere leading to rapid ter fuels are central to and severe climate change. WWIII too. The more of them we burn, Discoveries like this just underscore the the more carbon dioxide we spew into the obvious fact that we must not only cut back atmosphere, and the more powerful the en- on the consumption of fossil fuels, but emy becomes. move aggressively toward alternate energy I took out my phone, tapped the con- sources. version app, and learned 43ºC = 109ºF. I Like all wars, WWIII has fifth columchecked my emails. The first had an em- nists who assist the enemy, in this case by bedded article about Igor Semiletov, the doing their utmost to thwart any attempt Russian scientist who recently lead a joint to cut back on the consumption of fossil US/Russia mission to the East Siberian fuels. The most prominent and influential Arctic seas. of these quislings are the Koch brothers, Semilitov previously discovered that Charles, William, and David, carbon barthe melting of the arctic ice had created ons whose Koch Brothers Industries is torch like structures that are venting meth- one of the top ten polluters in the United ane formerly locked away beneath the per- States. Through their Americans for Prosmafrost. These vents were about ten metres perity front group, the Koch Brothers have
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themselves. There are a number of other lifeguard courses offered at the pool in the coming weeks: Aquatic Emergency Care, July 15-19; Assistant Water Safety Instructor Course, July 22-26; National Lifeguard Service, Aug. 7 - 12; and Water Safety Instructor, Aug. 19 - 23.
succeeded in getting politicians from state offices through Congress to sign on to a pledge not to raise taxes, and to block any legislation that might lead to cap-and-trade or a carbon tax, unless it is accompanied by an equivalent amount of spending cuts. The pledge, known officially as the No Climate Tax Pledge, was created by the same men who’s very own companies emitted over 24 million tons of carbon dioxide in 2011 according to the US Environmental Protections Agency. So it should come as no surprise that the Koch Brothers would want to protect their perceived right to pollute our environment and do irreversible damage to our planet. More than 400 Republican lawmakers in Washington and across the country have signed onto the pledge. While having a couple of teeth extracted last week I was watching the TV embedded in the ceiling. President Obama was speaking on energy at Georgetown University. He spoke on climate change. He said it was a hard fight but added that Americans had never backed down from a scrap, and that his government was joining the battle because, “you have to be in it to win it.” It sounded like an official declaration of war. I hope so, because The UN’s World Meteorological Organization tells us that between 2000 and 2010, 370,000 people died worldwide as a result of extreme weather events – up 20 per cent from the 1990’s.
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