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City may yet pay for Watson Island cleanup

SAFE RETURN Business

BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

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“The province has not yet pursued cost recovery.”

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Prince Rupert firefighter Oliver Bredesen hands a terrified chihuahua over to its owner after being rescued from the lower level of a three-level apartment building that caught fire on Aug. 8. For more on the fire, see Page A6

Feature Weavers inspire one another Page A11

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The recent spill of Bunker C oil from the former pulp mill isn’t likely to affect the City of Prince Rupert’s already-tight budget. As the owner of the site, the City of Prince Rupert is responsible for maintaining the old Skeena Cellulose pulp mill while the ownership of the site is under legal dispute. The provincial government can recover cleanup costs when it takes action under the - David Karn environmental management act, as it did with the recent Watson Island fuel spill. The cost of the cleanup is unknown at this time, but a B.C. Ministry of Environment spokesperson said the province will be paying for the cleanup and will consider cost recovery if appropriate, meaning the city may be given a bill for the work. See WATSON on Page A2

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Food, sport fishery closed for first time ever Low sockeye return impacting every sector BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The First Nations food fishery and the recreational fishery are the latest victims of the low Skeena River sockeye returns. Mel Kotyk, North Coast area director with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, confirmed the First Nations food fishery was closed as of midnight last Monday until Aug. 23 for an area covering the marine water right up to the Babine fence. For the recreational sockeye fishery, the closure extends from the Pacific to the Skeena River, its tributaries and right through to the Babine River and Babine Lake. The reason for the closure is due to the extremely low number of salmon returning to

“To the best of my knowledge this has never been implemented on the Skeena.” - Mel Kotyk the system. The DFO estimates that only 408,000 fish have returned, well below initial estimates of between 600,000 and 800,000. Kotyk said this is the first time these steps have hit the Skeena. “There have been food restrictions on the Fraser River and in some other localized circumstances, however ... to the best of my knowledge this has

never been implemented for the Skeena River,” he said. The closure of the recreational sockeye fishery will be felt on the pocketbooks of charter operators in the region, but Stan Doll with Skeena Wilderness Adventures, a charter company that runs on the river, said the low numbers make the closure understandable. “We like fishing them, they put up a good fight and are a good-tasting fish, and we don’t have that much of an impact on the numbers, but if they’re going to close every other fishery, then it is fair that they close us down too. We understand, that the lack of sockeye is evident to those on the river. “Normally you see them jumping and flipping everywhere. We’re just not seeing them.”

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Legal dispute Crime severity lowest in five years delays billing Case clearance Watson from Page A1 Corinne Bomben, the city’s acting chief financial officer, said the city hasn’t been in discussions with the province about a potential bill for the cleanup and isn’t expecting to have to pay for it. The province still hasn’t charged the city for the cleanup of sulphuric acid from a spill that took place at Watson Island last year. “There remains ongoing litigation around ownership of the site and the tanks, as such the province has not yet pursued cost recovery,” B.C. Ministry of Environment spokesperson David Karn said via email. While a temporary patch was applied to the leaking pipe on Aug. 2, a Ministry of Environment spokesperson told the Northern View the patch job didn’t completely stop the leak but “reduced it to a fraction of what it was previously”. The Coast Guard put down an oil boom, which the spokesperson said has been containing the oil. Prior to the patch job, an estimated one to 1.5 litres of Bunker C oil was spilling into the ocean every day. The ministry has decided to permanently resolve the issue and remove the pipeline from along the dock, with Karn saying the plan will take more than a week to be put in action. The Watson Island site pipe had been leaking intermittently for 11 days on Aug. 6, with the ministry being aware of the leak since July 27.

not keeping pace

BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Prince Rupert crime is on the decline, according to numbers released by Stats Canada on Aug. 7. In 2012, Prince Rupert’s Crime Severity Index (CSI), which examines both the amount of crime and the relative seriousness of the crimes responded to by RCMP, was the lowest in five years and down 12 per cent from the 2011 figures. The CSI includes all Criminal Code violations including traffic, as well as drug violations and all federal statutes. As well as the overall CSI, both the violent crime severity index, which looks only at violent crimes such as assault, uttering threats, criminal harassment and forcible confinement, and the non-violent crime severity index were the lowest in five years. In particular, the violent crime severity index was down 22 per cent from 2011. Const. Matt Ericson said the decrease in crime severity shows steps being taken at the detachment are working. “Our general investigation team has been increased, with the recent

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The crime severity rate in Prince Rupert in 2012 was the lowest since 2008.

placement of a new sergeant to oversee the section. In turn this has allowed the team’s corporal to be readily available for operations instead of fulfilling administrative duties. In addition to this, the crime reduction position has continued to be very successful with the regular monitoring of Prince Rupert’s more prolific offenders. The Prince Rupert Bar Watch Program has also continued to increase licensee accountability and has demonstrated a reduction in civil disobedience and a reduction of harm to Prince Rupert’s citizens,” he explained. “It is our belief that the city of Prince Rupert is and will continue to be a safe community and that this has been demonstrated in the downward

trend in crime. The Prince Rupert RCMP is committed to promoting safe homes and safe communities and that we can build on our current success by being proactive with this strategy by preventing crime in the onset rather than the outset.” But the news is not all good for the local detachment. The weighted clearance rate, which looks at the number of cases cleared by police, and the violent weighted clearance rate were the lowest in five years and were down from 2011 numbers 13.86 per cent and 15.88 per cent respectively. The non-violent weighted clearance rate was the second highest in five years, but was also down 9.4 per cent from 2011.

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Tsimshian in Ministers tout LNG potential charge of hotel development By Shaun Thomas

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By Shaun Thomas PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The future of a massive hotel in downtown Prince Rupert now rests in the hands of the Coast Tsimshian. Geoff Greenwell of the 2G Group, the company that announced plans to construct an office and hotel building at the site of the old Elizabeth Apartments in April, confirmed that the location has been turned over to a partnership of the Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla First Nations. However, he said the company would continue to assist the Coast Tsimshian with zoning applications or in any other way necessary. Metlakatla Chief Harold Leighton said the deal was finalized late last week, and the Tsimshian are eager to move forward with developing the property. “The next steps will be to plan for the development, and we’re hopeful that in the next two years we will have something built on the site ... we’re hoping it will move fast,” he said, adding that the group will be looking at a request for proposals in the near future. “We would be looking at some possibly high-end mixed-use development with condos, a restaurant, a hotel and that type of thing ... we’re looking at the 2G Group concept. Whether it will be the same we don’t know yet, but that is the idea we are looking at.”

The development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the province will result in a bright and prosperous future for the Northwest, two visiting provincial ministers said. Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes and Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad were in Prince Rupert on Aug. 7 to meet with elected officials and the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce, and spoke to how large the opportunities are with LNG. “We have 15 proposals across the province right now. If five of these projects go forward, we would need a workforce of approximately 135,000 people ... companies like Shell and Petronas are spending $1 billion just to get to the point where they can make a decision. They haven’t even decided yet and are spending that much money because they believe in the opportunity in B.C.,” explained Rustad, noting there is a window of time to make the most of the opportunities. “It is up to us if we want to seize it, because the opportunity is there ... but we are in a race, a race with the rest of the world. If we stumble, these companies will look at opportunities elsewhere.”

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Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes listens as Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad speaks to members of the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce.

But for the community to see the most benefit from the industry, Rustad said First Nations in the region need to see benefits as well. “You cannot have a prosperous Prince Rupert if you don’t have prosperous communities around you. It just can’t happen,” he said, adding First Nations involvement will only help with project development. “These companies need to ensure they have certainty on the land, and we are working with First Nations to provide them that.” For her part, Oakes said she was in town to hear from businesses and people about what is needed to make the industry on the North Coast a reality. “I understand the fears, the

concerns and understand the business community questioning how they are going to prepare for this opportunity ... I understand how difficult it is to get the infrastructure in place needed by rural communities,” she said. “LNG can’t be successful if communities are not successful. We understand that.” Former mayor and former B.C. Liberal candidate Herb Pond echoed the need for the government to get involved in bringing these industries to town. “I am hoping the province is keenly aware that the City of Prince Rupert is still on wobbly knees from the last goaround and will not be in a position to provide infrastructure needed for these companies,” he said.

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omething is fishy with the Skeena River sockeye, and somebody needs to come up with answers. In a river that is world renowned for its fishery, where guides talk about the millions of sockeye that can be found in the river year in and year out, just over 400,000 sockeye made their way back to the Skeena. The DFO warned that this could be a bad year for the fishery, estimating between 600,000 and 800,000 sockeye would be returning to the spawning beds. The upper figure, 800,000, is low but not that far off of the 963,000 salmon that were estimated to have returned back in 2010. But only half of that number have Shaun Thomas found their way back to the northwest after spawning in 2009. Clearly, it’s not quite the collapse experienced on the Fraser River back in 2009, when only 1.4 million sockeye of an estimated 10 million returned. But when the numbers are so low that recreational fishermen and First Nations are not allowed to retain a single sockeye on the Skeena River for sustenance purposes for the first time in history, there is clearly an issue that needs to be examined. Is it, as environmental groups contend, overfishing by the Alaskan fleet? Is it an issue of government cutback and habitat deterioration as groups such as the Babine First Nation contend? Is there something else at play that hasn’t been considered? The sockeye returns have closed the commercial fishery, taking money out of the community, and left First Nations elders without a source of traditional food for the winter. And, as alluded to by Joy Thorkelson of the UFAWU, the low numbers paint a grim picture for the returns four years from now. While it would be easy to simply put this drop in sockeye stocks down to a natural cycle, that seems fairly simplistic and does a great disservice to those who have had their livelihoods impacted. The government owes the people more than that.

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t didn’t seem possible, but his ever-present While we agreed it needed to change ... how and to ear-to-ear grin became wider. what end, was a very different matter. We were jumping around our flea-infested To put it mildly, his political views would make Victoria basement apartment cheering and highJennifer Rice and Nathan Cullen look like rightfiving like crazy. Dave Winfield had just hammered wing extremists. a two-run double off Atlanta Braves pitcher Regardless of our differing ideology, our Charlie Leibrandt in the 11th inning of Game 6 to spirited debates generally ended with a respectful give our Toronto Blue Jays their first World Series clinking of wobbly pop bottles. title. But in the end, his plans weren’t about politics The year was 1992. or self. He wasn’t the biggest baseball fan in the world, The very core of his being was about service. but the Blue Jays first World Series victory was After university, he joined UNICEF and Todd Hamilton something we shared other than the monthly costs worked as a programme officer in Kosovo and of that literally flea-bitten apartment. Ethiopia. In May 2002, he took over as UNICEF’s We agreed on the Jays. We agreed the landlord had to do acting director of Iraq programmes. something about the bugs. We agreed we were good friends. He was making that difference. His future was so bright. And that’s about it. Then, 10 years ago, on Aug. 19, 2003, a truck full of He was finishing up his Masters at the University of explosives detonated outside of the UN headquarters in Victoria and I was completing my courses to become an Baghdad where he was in a meeting working to protect emergency medical attendant. For a brief time, I decided to millions of Iraqi children in the war-torn country. pursue a career other than an ink-stained one. A decision I He was killed instantly. grew to regret and returned to tapping a keyboard. The world lost one of its best that terrible day. He, however, always knew what he wanted to do. He was the epitome of intelligence, dedication and altruism. From time-to-time, tapping out words for the paper has He was a great Canadian and an even better humanitarian. affected positive social change. Something for which I am He was my friend. always proud. He was 32. He, however, had much bigger plans. He will never be forgotten. We spent many hours talking about our vision of the world. He was Chris Klein-Beekman.

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Artist thanks Rupert Editor: Support and spirit is what makes a community strong, and Prince Rupert, you’ve got a lot of it! During my time painting murals around Prince Rupert people have always made me feel welcome. The level of support and friendliness continued during the time I painted my most recent mural on McBride Street. First and foremost, I’ve got to thank Mastermind behind all this colour and craziness ... Glen Saunders. Without you, none of this would’ve happened and I wouldn’t have met all these wonderful people. I was actually planning on retiring from the mural business when you got ahold of me three years ago, but I’m thankful you got me into this mess! I feel so at home here, and it’s because of you. Especially considering you’ve opened your home to me and my drooly beast. Not many would! Prince Rupert, you’re extremely friendly! So many people stopped to give me words of encouragement while I was working on the mural. But not everyone offering me words of encouragement actually stopped; There were also people yelling from the side of the road, and drivers honking, waving and smiling. Apparently you guys liked it. That, or I must’ve been in your way. I’ve gotta give gratitude to the people who bought me coffee out of the blue while I was

working to keep me energized. I also am grateful to the taxi driver who gave me a tip to buy a sixpack of beer. You’re awesome, man! I’m appreciative to the people that helped keep me and my dog, Nuke, fed, including the two little girls that brought Nuke a little present, some treats. For those who I have missed, you know who you are. Or at least you’ll make sure I know who you are! I only have so much room here, but thank you to everyone whose helped me with my many murals in Prince Rupert. And last but not least, I want to thank Nuke my dog for being so well-behaved and not doing anything stupid. My loyal supporter Nuke, who never leaves my side. It’s probably because I feed you. Keep your eyes open Prince Rupert, there’s more to come! I hope to make your town as beautiful as I can! Jeff King and Nuke the dog

Editor: The final hearings for the Joint Review Panel on the Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal concluded in Terrace with a masterful rebuttal of opposition by Enbridge’s lawyer. However, that lawyer neglected the greatest problem of the proposal: global warming’s increasingly deleterious effect on the present and for the future. That neglect was evident in three ways: the emphasis on revenue, the narrow view on job creation, and the narrower view still on public interest. On revenue, the emphasis on quick return for as much export as possible means that much more carbon in the atmosphere and that much more mean weather rather than gradual, longerterm accrual of income from slower, more conscientious exploitation.

On jobs, the quantity nowhere near matches what would be possible if we began, now, to convert from carbon-dependent transport to advanced rail. The spin-off benefits from that alone would dwarf tar-sand exploitation. On public interest, the short-term tax and royalty generation nowhere near compensates for the disaster that global warming and climate change have in store, if not for us immediately, then absolutely for future generations. Calgary has now become emblematic of the climate threat we face. An act of God, insurers say, has devastated the city. One has to ask, what has Calgary done to upset God so much? You don’t need religion to answer that. Dr. David Heinimann, Terrace, B.C.

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s business at the Port of Prince Rupert has grown, so too has the need to keep a vigilant watch over harbour activity. The Port Security Operations Centre (PSOC) is responsible for monitoring the entirety of the Port of Prince Rupert through a network of surveillance cameras and security personnel. But it requires the support of a capable vessel and experienced crew on the water to investigate and respond to harbour incidents in-person. In 2010, the Prince Rupert Port Authority commissioned a new harbour patrol vessel to be built locally by Broadwater Industries to replace the aging M.V. Charles Hays port vessel—which served for 22 years. The new and improved Charles Hays was launched in April 2011. It was the largest boat that Broadwater had built to date. The 12-metre vessel is equipped with twin Volvo Penta diesel 330 horsepower D6 engines, has a maximum speed of 35 knots and a range of 300 nautical miles. The Charles Hays is responsible for enforcing the Canada Marine Act and its regulations within harbour limits. Duties of the patrol vessel and its crew include: q monitoring infrastructure across the 366 kilometres of coastline the Port Authority is mandated to steward; q performing escorts of inbound and outbound container ships, ensuring environmental compliance by port terminals and ships at anchor; q monitoring the harbour anchorages to maintain the safety and security of ships waiting to berth at port terminals; q enforcing designated speed zones; and q providing port orientations for corporate and government officials visiting Prince Rupert. “We can be out on the water at all hours of night if required,” said Steve Robin, Supervisor of Marine Operations for the Prince Rupert Port Authority. “Just recently the Charles Hays responded to significant incidents— including a tsunami warning and a container vessel grounding, both of which saw us at station throughout the night. We’ve dealt with fires on the water, assisted mariners in distress, performed perimeter security on the waterfront during a bomb threat, and the list goes on. “We’ve doubled our staff over the last year to meet the growing demand for the services we provide on a daily basis.” The four full-time crew members of the Charles Hays and the Port Authority’s Operations department work closely with marine stakeholders like the RCMP, Canada Border Service Agency, Canadian Coast Guard and Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMR) to coordinate safe and efficient activity in Prince Rupert’s coastal waters. “The Charles Hays is just one of the many well-fitted vessels in Prince Rupert,” said Robin. “The Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue’s Orme G. Stuart, WCMR’s Eagle Bay and the Coast Guard’s environmental response vessel are all examples of the capacity that exists to orchestrate coordinated response to marine situations of every kind. We’re very fortunate to have such extensive resources and support in Prince Rupert to keep our harbour one of the safest in North America.” Re:port is a collaborative promotional venture by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and The Northern View.


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Snowbirds take flight today BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

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The Prince Rupert Fire Department responded to a kitchen fire in the 500 block of 8th Ave. West on Aug. 8.

Fire hits 8th West

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The Prince Rupert Fire Department was called out to a fire on 8th Ave. West in the late morning hours of Aug. 8. “We responded to a call of a kitchen fire on the top floor. When we arrived we were told there may be people still on the middle floor, but we were able to confirm everyone was out of the building and there were no injuries,” reported deputy fire chief Jeff Beckwith. “The fire was contained to

the kitchen, but the upper floor suffered heat and smoke damage. The other floors suffered water damaged from the suppression efforts. “It was a pretty quick put down, I’m really proud of how the guys handled it, but the top floor is a complete write-off.” This is the second kitchen fire for the department in the last three days, with a fire on Eagle Drive requiring the rescue of four individuals from an upper balcony while the flames were being doused.

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The Canadian Forces Snowbirds are returning for a show at 4 p.m. today after weather forced the cancellation of a planned show in 2011.

control, like the weather, but it is just heartbreaking to fly away,” he said, noting the show is unlike any other. “I have heard people liken it to aerial ballet, but it is anything but that. What we do is to demonstrate the precision and skill the pilots in the Canadian Forces are capable of ... our intent is that after 40 minutes people will say, ‘that was 40 minutes

and that was awesome!’ We want people to lose track of that time and just be in awe.” But more than being in the air, Bandet said one of the things he enjoys about being a Snowbird is being meeting Canadians across the country. Look for complete coverage of the Snowbirds performance online at www. thenorthernview.com.

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PRFC second in tournament BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The Prince Rupert Football Club (PRFC) placed second in a soccer tournament held at the beginning of the month, bringing the team’s record to four tournament titles and two runnerup wins. PRFC played six games over the two-day tournament, which included the Kispiox Eagles, Kitwanga Young Guns, Hazelton Strikers, Glen Vowell, Nisga’a and Gitsegukla Tigers. Prince Rupert’s team pushed themselves hard on the second day of the tournament, having to go through the back door to make it to the final match. The team ran out of steam in the final against the Hazelton Strikers - Kendall Wing after playing three consecutive games in a row. The final score of the game was 4-0 for the Strikers. This came after beating the Kispiox Eagles 1-0 in their first game of the day, with PRFC’s Marc Montelone scoring the team’s deciding goal, and edging Nisga’a 6-4 on goals from Montelone, Nathan Paolinelli, David Sandhu and Micheal Yeomans. On the first day of the tournament, PRFC won two of the three games they competed in, beating the Kispiox Eagles and Kitwanga Young Guns. However the team was unable to overtake their fierce competitors, the Hazelton Strikers, losing their second game of the tournament 1-0. The team took a brief break from practice last week and are now preparing for the next tournament, which PRFC is hosting along with the Nisga’a team over the Labour Day weekend. “We want fans to come out and watch us and help cheer us on. We’re doing good this year, we’re No. 1 from here to Prince George. We’re the team to look out for,” Kendall Wing, who took over coaching duties after being injured earlier this season. Wing said seven to 10 teams from around northern British Columbia will be competing at the Prince Rupert tournament for a top cash prize of $6,000. Games will begin on Sat., Aug. 31 and will wrap up on Sept. 1. Prince Rupert players will be coming out in full force, with an A and B team planning to compete.

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Drag racers in tight race for first BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Engines were revving and tires were smoking during the Hot August Nites Drag Races in Terrace over the Victoria Day weekend. For the first day of Hot August Nites, drivers were racing for points as part of the season’s points series. In the Junior Dragster Class, Prince Rupert’s Shelby Peterson raced his way to third place beating out five other northwest drivers. This is Peterson’s first year racing and he is currently in a tie for third place in the season’s standings with 128 points. Kitimat’s Lou Ribeiro took the top spot in the Junior Dragster Class race over the weekend and in overall points with 182, closely followed by fellow Kitimat racer Tanner Daum who placed second at the race and overall with 181 points.

Prince Rupert’s Ed Evans dominated in the Pro Class, which pushed his total points throughout the season to 210, putting him in the lead in his class from third. Following Evans was Kitimat’s Randy Baker and Terrace’s Tony DeMelo. In overall points, Kitimat’s Dana Amado is in second with 177 points, with Smithers’ Ken Kaperlari in third with 147 points. Rupertites didn’t place well in the Super Pro Class category, consisting of the fastest cars. Prince Rupert’s Gord Hidber tied for fourth place, with Terry Frizzell and Aaron McIntyre both being eliminated in the first round. Bruce Daum from Kitimat took the top spot in the Super Pro Class, and is also first in the season’s standings with 178 points. Kitimat’s Kory Botz placed second, followed by Burns Lake’s Mike Weinhardt in third. Following Daum in overall points

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Northern Industrial Sales grand opening tomorrow BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

As industrial activity picks up on the North Coast, a familiar business is re-opening its doors in Cow Bay. Northern Industrial Sales will be celebrating the grand opening of its new storefront location at 205 3rd Ave. East, next to Rupert Meats, tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. that will include tool giveaways, prize draws, a live radio broadcast and food and refreshments. According to Tim Lepp, regional manager for Northern Industrial Sales, it only made sense for the business to increase its presence in the community. “We never really left, we had a warehouse up on Chamberlain and we had a local account executive. But our business has grown so much in the last 12 to 18 months with new industry coming to town and, because of that, we have the opportunity to open a retail outlet in town,” he said. “We have been closed for about five years, but we’re excited to be coming back into the Prince Rupert market with the store ... people we have heard from seem happy that there will be more options for industrial supplies in town.” While the store carries the products

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In addition to carrying everything from wrenches and hammers to paint and cleaning supplies, as well as a stocked warehouse in back, Northern Industrial Sales has access to more than 300,000 products through its network of suppliers. The company will be hosting its grand opening tomorrow with tool giveaways, refreshments and more. Northern Industrial Sales is located at 25 3rd Ave. East, next to Rupert Meats.

- Tim Lepp most in demand by NIS customers, Lepp said it is just a fraction of what people can purchase through the business. “We have access to over 300,000 products through our supplier, so we can sell anything and everything industrial. From hand tools to power tools to safety gear or rain gear, we have it,” he said, noting NIS also sells products for the home handyman including hammers, tape measures, spill control and gloves. “From the average guy walking in off the street to the large construction company coming into town for a major project, Northern Industrial Sales has a wide enough selection to meet everyone’s needs.” Charlie Shepherd, the Prince Rupert account executive for Northern Industrial Sales, can be reached at the store at 250-627-8700.

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Northern Industrial Sales grand opening tomorrow BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

As industrial activity picks up on the North Coast, a familiar business is re-opening its doors in Cow Bay. Northern Industrial Sales will be celebrating the grand opening of its new storefront location at 205 3rd Ave. East, next to Rupert Meats, tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. that will include tool giveaways, prize draws, a live radio broadcast and food and refreshments. According to Tim Lepp, regional manager for Northern Industrial Sales, it only made sense for the business to increase its presence in the community. “We never really left, we had a warehouse up on Chamberlain and we had a local account executive. But our business has grown so much in the last 12 to 18 months with new industry coming to town and, because of that, we have the opportunity to open a retail outlet in town,” he said. “We have been closed for about five years, but we’re excited to be coming back into the Prince Rupert market with the store ... people we have heard from seem happy that there will be more options for industrial supplies in town.” While the store carries the products

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Keeping a traditional art form alive Seven Chilkat weavers come together for inspiration and support BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

In the small space of the former carving shed, seven women came together last week to learn from one another, to inspire each other and to ensure a traditional First Nations art form remains a vibrant part of the culture. The women – members of the Tsimshian, Haida, Nisga’a and Kwakwakawakw nations – are among the few in the world who practice Chilkat weaving, one of the most complex weaving techniques in the world but one that produces beautiful blankets, robes, aprons and leggings adorned with faces and symbols of the culture. These finished pieces would be worn by Chiefs and people of high status within the nation during potlatches – only a few Nations have the right to wear these blankets and fewer individuals have the right to weave them. The women, along with teacher Willy White, are among only 30 or 40 Chilkat weavers in the world. “The word for this in our language is gwishalyaht, which translates to spirit wrapped around you. When you put that robe around you, you’re being wrapped in the spirit. It is all about the supernatural world we live beside,” explained Willy White, who taught the women and said there are very strict protocols involved in the weaving. “Chilkat weaving is a gift. Not everyone is given to doing this ... it’s just not for everyone to learn.” Aside from the amount of time, patience and expertise needed to create a Chilkat-weaved piece, the art form laid dormant for many years because of the restriction placed on First Nations culture. “The importance of Chilkat weaving is that it gets danced. They get used in ceremonies, potlatches and they get danced. I was very fortunate from a young age to see them danced and see my grandmother weave ... when she passed away I saw them danced but nobody was weaving them,” explained Donna Cranmer, a Kwakwakawakw weaver who has been weaving for 20 years “There was a time when the government outlawed our culture, and that is when a lot of people gave it up ... there were people who were strong enough not to give it up though, they kept doing it and kept it alive.” White, who was taught to weave from a young age, has been doing everything is his power to keep the art form alive. Through his work, Chilkat weaving once again has a strong future on the North Coast. “I teach because I want to pass on what I have learned for future generations,” he said. “The goal is that I teach one woman in each village and she takes her niece or granddaughter aside and teaches them to weave ... all of these women are going to be teachers.” The gathering, entitled Chilkat Weavers Circle 2013: Strengthening the Warp, is a rare chance for those who create this artwork to come together in the spirit of learning and fellowship. The last time such a gathering was held was in 2000, 13 years ago. Throughout the week, the women shared with each other different techniques and skills including working with mountain goat wool, dyeing the wool using traditional and natural items and joinery techniques for the work. “This week has been a very strong, powerful medicine for us because it is so great to be with other artists and spend this time together ... we don’t have the time usually, we have to struggle to make time and we all have second jobs to support our art,” said Carol Young, a Nisga’a and Haida artist. “It is a very lonely craft. Most of us work alone in our homes, so it is very nice to come together and inspire each other,” said Sherri Dick, a Haida weaver from Haida

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“This week has been a very strong, powerful medicine for us.” - Carol Young Gwaii. “To come out and weave with all these ladies who have so much knowledge, it’s inspiring and I am humbled by it to be honest,” said Pearl Innis, a Tsimshian weaver. The gathering was made possible by a $20,000 grant from the Canadian Council for the Arts following an application from Joanne Finlay. “The significance of the art form for me is that it is something that is used and has been used in our culture forever,” she said. “The knowledge in this room is incredible. Truly incredible”. Of note, five of the few Chilkat weavers practising today reside in Prince Rupert, making it one of the highest concentrations of weavers in the world.

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Rupert family featured in national campaign Ad spread in Today’s Parent

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A fashionable Prince Rupert family is featured in this month’s Today’s Parent magazine that about 1.6 million Canadians will see. The Denton-Bartlett family, consisting of mom Mary Bartlett, father Trevor Denton, daughters Araya, 11, and Hyla, eight, and one-year-old son Piers, appeared in the H&M Fashion Family Back to School campaign in the magazine. In the multiple-page ad, members of the family model an arrangement of H&M outfits. Today’s Parent teamed up for the promotion, adding back to school tips for families with shots of the family. The Denton-Bartlett family was flown to Toronto in May for the photoshoot. “We went there and had an entire day of everything from manicures to make up to a full photoshoot,” Bartlett said, adding her daughters enjoyed the experience. “It’s every little girl’s dream,” she said. “It’s glamorous for kids to go and see the whole model and fashion side of things, especially in Toronto.” The family had a subscription to Today’s Parent, but were surprised to hear they would be featured in the Canadian magazine. Trevor’s sister, Laura Denton, is the

creative director for Roger Media, working with the company’s clients and sales team to come up with multi-platform advertising and creative solutions. One of Roger Media’s clients is H&M. One of Laura’s tasks was to help select possible candidates for the ad. “After putting a couple rounds of choices in front of our client, I included [my brother’s] family ... I knew they were perfect, but really I put them in being cheeky. When we followed up with the client and they said they wanted my family, I thought they were teasing back. But they were absolutely serious,” Laura said. Laura was proud of how her brother’s family performed on set. “I’ve worked with real people hundreds of times for various shoots ... and it’s always understandably harder than working with models,” she said. “Trev, Mary and the kids were unbelievable. They showed amazing energy and looked even better than I could have ever hoped. They honestly performed like models. Even baby Piers was a cooperative superstar.” The H&M Fashion Family Back to School campaign is promoting a contest H&M is currently running to find the next “fashion family”. Winners of the contest will get the same experience as the Denton-Bartlett’s: a family photoshoot

The Bartlett-Denton family participate in a photoshoot for H&M as part of an ad campaign in this month’s issue of Today’s Parenting.

for an upcoming H&M ad in the magazine and a $5,000 shopping spree. According to Rogers Publishing, Today’s Parent has a readership of 1,683,000 people. As well as being in print, the ad the Denton-Bartlett’s are in can been seen on the contest’s website, as well as the

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Buy and sell website launched By Shaun Thomas PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

It’s the largest Canadian-owned classified site in Victoria, Ottawa and PEI and now it’s coming to a screen near you. UsedEverywhere.com recently launched their popular buy and sell sites all over northern B.C. including here in Prince Rupert. Used Prince Rupert – www.usedprincerupert.com - is a 100 per cent family-friendly site, supervised by a 24-hour moderation team. Originally seen as a solution to keep used goods out of the landfill, UsedEverywhere.com sites have become a hub for local commerce and a great way to get rid of clutter and find bargains. We’ve all heard the old adage, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” and nowhere else is it more true than on the UsedEverywhere.com sites. From cars, trucks and boats, to real estate rentals, furniture and gear for the kids, the buy and sell sites are prime hunting ground for the highest quality used goods. “As the sites are moderated on an hourly basis, we can ensure secure transactions, minimum spam and family friendly content,” director of marketing, Lacey Sheardown, explained. “As www.usedprincerupert.com continues to grow, not only will we successfully keep unnecessary items out of the landfill, we will also build connections in our community by buying, selling and trading with our neighbours ... by making transactions locally, we have a hand in hanging onto that ever important neighbourhood community.” The UsedEverywhere.com family of sites are owned by Black Press and have some of the highest internet traffic in Canada, reaching over 51 million pageviews a month! Supported by a fun and informative blog and several social media channels, the sites are also popular in the USA and the United Kingdom. Currently UsedEverywhere.com is running a contest that gives you the chance to win one of four prizes worth $1,000. Simply list your items to sell, trade or give away in the household category of www.usedprincerupert.com and you are entered to win!

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Erica Collison and Capt. Gary Sheils of the Prince Rupert Salvation Army show off some of the 320 backpacks to be given out to students in need before the start of school. Distribution will take place on Aug. 28 and 29 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and anyone who requests a backpack will be provided one on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is done in partnership with the Prince Rupert Rotary Club and Northern Savings Credit Union.

Seniors Centre notes By Donna PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Cribbage Results Monday: 1st - J. Basso and M. Arnseson, 2nd - D. Eby and L. Martinson, 3rd - A. Johansen & R. Basso. Thursday: 1st - E. Page and L. Martinson, 2nd - D. Eby and P. Paulson, 3rd M. Wier and M. Arneson. Zone 10 Senior Games Aug. 20 – 24. Good Luck Participants and Athletes, we hope you have an enjoyable bus trip down but try and get some sleep

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Pinnacle names terminal operator By Shaun Thomas PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Pinnnacle Renewable Resources took a major step toward the opening of Westview Terminal last week, naming Metro Ports Canada as the terminal operator. “The reason we selected Metro Ports is because they have such an extensive history of handling dry bulk commodities that come with a risk of dust ... they operate in the Port of Long Beach, which is a highly regulated port, so we see them as highly qualified to operate Westview Terminal,” said Pinnacle Renewable Resources president and chief operating officer Leroy Reitsma. “We’re on schedule to begin operations in the fourth quarter of this year. We should start handling rail traffic before the first week of October,” he said.

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Fairview traffic down from 2012 By Martina Perry PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Traffic through Fairview Terminal remains below the numbers from 2012, as July marked the third month of double-digit year-over-year decline. This July, 43,219 TEUs moved through the terminal compared to 48,977 last July, a drop of 11.8 per cent. Imports through Prince Rupert were down 14.4 per cent, sitting at 23,721 TEUs compared to 27,698 TEUs last July, and exports were down 8.4 per cent, though the decline was driven by empty container movement as the number of loaded containers leaving the North Coast increased 38.6 per cent. Through the first seven months of 2013, traffic through Fairview Terminal has dropped from 321,153 TEUs to 307,064 TEUs, a difference of 4.4 per cent. Exports have fallen 6.9 per cent, sitting 169,961 TEUs compared to 182,482 TEUs in 2012, and exports are down 1.1 per cent and sit at 137,103 TEUs. Again, however, the number of loaded containers being exported is up, increasing by 14.7 per cent, while the number of empty containers being exported is down by 19.3 per cent. This is the second month Fairview’s year-to-date numbers have been below those of 2012. In contrast to Fairview Terminal,

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The fourth crane is now in place at Fairview Terminal, but traffic so far this year is less than in 2012.

numbers are up throughout every other terminal operation in Prince Rupert after a June that saw tonnage down across the port. In July, Ridley Terminals handled 1.1. million tonnes of coal compared to 1.04 million tonnes last July, an increase of 6.6 per cent, and so far this year the terminal has handled 7.1 million tonnes compared to 6.7 million tonnes through the first seven months of 2012. Prince Rupert Grain (PRG) saw a significant jump in traffic this July, shipping 86,100 tonnes of canola compared to none last year and almost doubling the amount of wheat being moved. In total, last month PRG shipped 417,633 tonnes compared to 167,595 tonnes last July, an increase

of 149 per cent, and so far this year the terminal has surpassed 3.1 million tonnes of product compared to 2.7 million tonnes last year. The number of logs being shipped from the harbour more than doubled in July, rising from 20,470 tonnes last year to 41,853 tonnes this year. So far this year, log exports are up 36.5 per cent and sit at 247,022 tonnes compared to 181,026 tonnes through to July 31 last year. So far this year, tonnage through the Prince Rupert Port Authority remains above last year’s record numbers. There has been 13.5 million tonnes moved through Prince Rupert in 2013 compared to 12.8 million tonnes in 2012, an increase of 5.8 per cent.

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Jungle Beach maintenance in question BY MARTINA PERRY HAIDA GWAII / The Northern View

The Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District (SQCRD) is hoping the province will take the maintenance of Jungle Beach off its plate. The SQCRD will be contacting the Ministry of Environment asking the agency to look after the upkeep of the popular spot. The group currently doing maintenance is no longer able to do so. “This is [an] example where good intentions at the time have now come back to haunt us,” Joan Merrick, the chief administrative - Carol Kulesha officer of the SQCRD, said at the last regional district meeting. The problem the regional district is facing with Jungle Beach is it was made the regional district’s responsibility without having an established service, which is against the Local Government Act. Jungle Beach was established as a park by the regional district in 2001, under a 10-year licence of occupation with the province. At the same time, the SQCRD entered into an agreement with a regional district committee to assume the responsibility of operating and maintaining Jungle Beach. The agreement was the group would do this through fundraising and other methods, and there would be no taxation to support its maintenance. See JUNGLE on Page B2

“Jungle Beach is used by the whole south end of the island.”

FUN AT THE FAIR Mazi Fung meets Buddy the Alpaca at the 31st Annual Tlell Fall Fair on Aug. 4.

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Crime severity up on Haida Gwaii BY SHAUN THOMAS HAIDA GWAII / The Northern View

The crime severity ranking on Haida Gwaii was up in 2012 compared to 2011, with RCMP detachments in both Queen Charlotte and Masset showing increases. The numbers, released by Stats Canada on Aug. 7, show the crime severity index (CSI) in Queen Charlotte rose 56 per cent compared to 2011 and

is the second highest its been in five years. However, the jump was driven by the non-violent crime severity index, which rose 80 per cent compared to 2011, while the violent crime severity index was the lowest it has been in five years. The weighted clearance rate for the detachment fell 27 per cent and is the second lowest it has been in five years, this time led by a 36 per cent drop in violent crime.

In Masset, the CSI rose 29.9 per cent from 2011 and, unlike Queen Charlotte, the number was driven by a 124 per cent increase in the violent crime severity index to put it the highest level it has been in five years while the non-violent severity index is the second lowest it has been since 2008. However, the weighted case clearance rate for the detachment rose 40 per cent from 2011 and is the highest it has been in the past five years.


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JUNGLE from Page B1 Everything had been going to plan, so in 2011 the regional district went into a 30-year licence of occupation with the province. However, the group caring for Jungle Beach has burnt out, and are now having trouble fundraising and finding volunteers to take care of the site. “The problem is there’s a group of residents that have done this for a long time, and they’re just worn out and don’t think they can do it anymore,” Merrick said. There are other options for the regional district including switching the beach to a community park and paying for maintenance through taxation, or providing the group with an annual grant. The idea of Jungle Beach no longer being a gathering spot for people isn’t being considered at this time. “Jungle Beach is used by the whole south end of the island. It’s a great tourist area, as well. I don’t think we can just give it up,” Carol Kulesha, mayor of Queen Charlotte City, said. All members of the board agreed contacting the ministry was worth a try, except Evan Putterill, the electoral area director for Sandspit, who didn’t believe the ministry would be willing to. At the meeting, the board adopted a policy requiring any future activity, work or facility undertaken or provided by or on behalf of the regional district must be done through an established service provider. Putterill opposed the policy because of a section relating to grants.

Sea otters spotted off Haida Gwaii By Martina Perry HAIDA GWAII / The Northern View

Two sea otters have been spotted in the northwest region of Haida Gwaii, an area the animals haven’t frequented for some time. The sea otters were first spotted on Langara Rocks off of Langara Island in early June by two Langara Island Lodge fishing resort employees. When the pair of otters were sighted at the rocks again, Roger Hager, another employee at the lodge, went out specifically to see them. Hager said he watched the animals for about 15 to 20 minutes. “They were keeping a close eye on us as they swam about. One would push the other down, seemingly to get a better vantage point from which to look around,” Hager said, adding they were about the same size. “At one point, one was breaking open a shellfish of sorts on a rock being carried on its chest. They wanted to keep their distance from us but didn’t seem to mind us being there.” Hager said the sea otters were also mingling with some sea lions that tend to settle on the rocks. The animals remained in the area, spotted on several occasions by a number of people at the lodge. Hager has seen them a few times since mid-June. While sightings have primarily been near Langara Rocks, Hager said the otters have also been spotted on the kelp beds along the eastern shoreline of the island. “They seem to be venturing away from the Langara Rocks to spend time in other areas,”

One of two sea otters spotted off the west coast of Haida Gwaii.

he said. Linda Nichol, a Department of Fisheries and Oceans research biologist working on sea otters and cetaceans, said the animals were once abundant around Haida Gwaii prior to the maritime fur trade, when the animals were hunted to near-extinction. Sea otters began populating areas of B.C.’s coast between in the ‘60s and ‘70s, with the population expanding since. However, the animals have still not been established off Haida Gwaii. Nichol said the visitors likely came from established populated areas in B.C. or from Alaska, and while the their presence in the area is promising it doesn’t necessarily mean a large

Dave Car / Langara Fishing Adventures

number of sea otters will be flocking to Haida Gwaii in the near future. “In the fullness of time we’ll see whether those animals stay there,” Nichol said, adding there was a sighting reported in Parry Passage in 2005. “It’s a reminder at some point the population will likely re-establish itself around Haida Gwaii.” Nichol told the Northern View when sea otters populations are expanding into new areas, usually a few males will show up in an area followed by females. The gender of the two otters visiting Langara Island isn’t known. Nichol encourages people to report sea otter sightings to contact her at (250) 756-7253.

Ocean View NOTicE Of SchEDUlED POWER OUTAGE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2013 6:00 AM TO 6:00 PM

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BC Hydro will be performing extensive repairs to the power system which will affect the following communities: Telkwa, Smithers, Moricetown, New Hazelton, Hazelton, South Hazelton, Gitanmaax, Kispiox, Glen Vowell, Hagwilget, Gitsegukla, Gitwangak, Gitanyow, Cedarvale, Two Mile, Woodcock and Kitwanga. This major outage will also affect travellers from Prince George enroute to Smithers/Terrace/Prince Rupert/ Kitimat or Stewart. This major outage will also affect westbound travelers expecting fuel and or services in any of these communities.

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BC Hydro encourages customers to turn off all appliances and electronics-especially portable heaters during this outage. Customers should limit opening of fridges and freezers during outage as well. When power is restored, it is advised to wait one hour before multiple appliances are used, to allow the system to stabilize. BC Hydro thanks customers and the public for their patience and understanding - crews will endeavour to work as quickly and safely as possible. For information customers can contact BC Hydro at 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766).

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PRPA donation supports 24-hour recycling BY MARTINA PERRY

have had a narrow time frame to process their household recyclables. The port’s contribution will help the regional district create a recycling transfer station available to the public at all hours of the day, seven days a week. Barry Pages, board chair of the SQCRD, said the port’s contribution makes the project feasible and the regional district is excited to partner with the port to further a “strong environmental legacy” for the region. “The creation of this easy-to-access recycling transfer station will be a huge benefit to the communities within the regional district. Not only will it provide more convenience and accessibility for our residents, it will also meet the increasing demand we will continue to experience in coming years,” Pages said. The recycling transfer station will be located at the front of the recycling depot property along Kaien Road and will include several large bins and adequate space for multi-vehicle parking. The area will be covered to protect users from adverse weather conditions, and lit during the evening and night.

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A donation by the Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) will make recycling easier and more accessible. The PRPA donated $18,000 to the SkeenaQueen Charlotte Regional District (SQCRD) to go toward the Regional Recycling Depot in the Prince Rupert Industrial Yard as part of the port’s Community Investment Fund. “Residents of Prince Rupert and the surrounding area have proven they are serious about reducing their environmental impact through recycling, but we all need flexibility to accommodate our own unique schedules,” Don Krusel, president and CEO of the port, said. “By improving this system and making it constantly accessible, the regional district will be able to further enhance the responsible, sustainable lifestyle that is championed by so many of us in the community.” The facility currently operates at limited hours throughout the week and weekends, which has meant individuals and families

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Crossword Aug. 19-23: Cornerstone MB Church Vacation Bible School; Kindergarten-Grade6; 9am-12:30pm . Stories, fun, games, crafts & snacks. Pre-registration Aug. 12. Call 250-6271033. See you there! Aug. 19-23: Cornerstone MB Church Free Summer Programs. English Tutoring for kids Grades 1-6 2:30pm - 3:30pm VBS K-Gr.6 9:30am - 12:30pm ESL for international college students Aug. 22-26 morning classes. Register after Aug. 1st 250-627 1033 Aug. 23 & 24: Bethel First Baptist Church is holding a Garage Sale at 1433 India Ave. on Fri. from 5pm - 7:30pm & Sat. from 9am-noon. Donations gratefully accepted. For more info call 250-624-2273, text 250-600-5660, email raisetheroof@citywest.ca

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Sept 8: Nisga’a Hall Open House 1-4pm. Free food , dance performance and bouncy castle. ONGOING Salmonberry Trading Farmer’s Market is on the courthouse lawn every Sunday 1-6pm. If raining, we will be at our store front @307 3rd Ave. West. Our store front is open Mon-Sat 10am - 4pm. where homemade, home-baked and home-grown goods will be for sale. Interested vendors, call Priscilla @ 250-624-8337 or Jo at 250-600-7349. This summer come check out the Military Museum at the Royal Canadian Legion 1pm 4pm from Thursday to Sunday. The YWCA invites you to a two-day FREE Train-the-Trainer course in your community on taking action against abuse of older adults. For more info, contact Project Coordinator Renu at rchaudhry@ywcavan.org or 604-8955790 Prince Rupert Alcoholics Anonymous - If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. Prince Rupert A.A, 250-627-1119

Friendship House of Prince Rupert Hosts: AamaGoot_Power Puff Girlz Club (ages 7-12), Tuesdays 3pm - 5pm, 3rd floor meeting rm. AamaGoot Women’s Carving “Learn to Carve” Wednesday eve. 6pm - 9pm, Main level-back entrance. AamaGoot Ladyz Club (18yrs +), Learn new artistic designs through sewing, beading, etc. Saturdays 1pm 4pm, 3rd floor meeting rm. Contact Carol Doolan @ Friendship House 250-627-1717, ext. 64 for more information. Kaien Anti-Poverty Society is seeking persons interested in becoming members of a group who wish to make positive changes for those living below the poverty line. For more info, call KAPS 250-627-5277, leave message. Cornerstone MB Church: Coffee mornings @ 202-6th Ave. W. Tue & Wed 10am - noon, Sunday Celebration 10:30 every week. All are welcome! 250-627-1033 This is not church! There are no expectations of financial support or service. Instead this is a celebration of faith in Jesus Christ. Every Sunday eve. at 7pm, join us for a time of praise, prayer and proclamation at the Salvation Army, 25 Grenville Court. TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) Prince Rupert meets Monday evenings in the basement of the Fellowship Baptist Church - 6517th Ave. East. Weigh-in 6:30, meeting at 7:00. For more information call Lucille 250-6242777. School District 52 Band Program is looking for donations of band instruments! Help us bring music to all students by donating that trumpet you have in your basement or the saxophone in your coat closet! If you have a band instrument that no one is playing, please call School District office @ 250-627-6717 for pick up. The Heritage Advisory Committee is looking for new members, if you are interested please drop a note to: Heritage Advisory Committe, PO Box 181, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 3P6

Al-Anon Meetings starting April 2, 2013 will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, 233 45h Ave. East in basement. Tuesdays @ 8pm. All are welcome. For more information 250627-4899

Meals on Wheels program is in need of volunteers to deliver hot meals to our people in Prince Rupert Community on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Hours are from 11 am - 12 noon. Please phone Andrea Vogt at 250-622-6375 for further information.

The Prince Rupert Breast Cancer Support Group would like to invite any woman living with cancer to attend our monthly luncheons which take place the third Saturday of every month at 12:00 @ the Crest Hotel.

Last Minute Market every Saturday 9:00 12:30 at the Moose Hall. Craft items, baking, home business and yard sale items. For table rentals call Rosa 250-624-4787 or Kathleen at 250-624-5652. The coffee is always on!

Geneology Club meets every first Tuesday at the Family History Centre on Pr. Rupert Blvd. Phone Josie 250-624-3279

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Announcements

Employment

Employment

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Craft Fairs

Career Opportunities

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Education/Trade Schools

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LE MINISTĂˆRE de la DĂŠfense nationale cherche des OfďŹ ciers du gĂŠnie des systèmes de marine pour remplir divers postes de civils Ă  Victoria et Nanoose Bay en ColombieBritannique. Les candidates et candidats peuvent postuler en ligne seulement, au site Internet de la Commission de la fonction publique du Canada, numĂŠro de rĂŠfĂŠrence DND13J008697-000069, numĂŠro du processus de sĂŠlection 13-DND-EA-ESQ-375697, Vaisseaux auxiliaires des forces armĂŠes canadiennes. Les postulants doivent possĂŠder toutes les compĂŠtences requises ĂŠnumĂŠrĂŠes et soumettre leur demande selon l’ÊchĂŠance prescrit. http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/index -fra.htm MARINE ENGINEERING OfďŹ cers are required for various civilian positions with the Department of National Defence in Victoria and Nanoose Bay BC. Online applications only through the Public Service Commission of Canada website, Reference# DND13J008697-000069, Selection Process# 13-DND-EA-ESQ375697, Canadian Forces Auxiliary Fleet (CFAV). Applicants must meet all essential qualiďŹ cations listed and complete the application within the prescribed timelines. http://jobs-emplois.gc.ca/index -eng.htm.

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MILL INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIAN SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: • Must have Interprovincial Journeyperson Instrumentation certiďŹ cation • Knowledge of Delta-V & ABB 800XA DCS systems, Outotec on-stream analyzer considered assets • Metso Vision Systems would be considered an asset • Proven safety record • Must have own tools • Excellent written & verbal communication skills • Self-motivated, team player with a positive attitude and the ability to work with minimal supervision WORK SCHEDULE: The schedule for this position will be 7 days on and 7 days off, 12 hours per day. While on rotation, dry camp facilities are provided. This position will be required to work inside the Mill and Crushing facilities or in the ďŹ eld as required. This position offers a Competitive Salary & BeneďŹ ts Package, in line with qualiďŹ cations and experience. Please reply with resume to: djenks@tcrk.com

Administration

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY You are a dynamic, multi-tasker that thrives in a fast-paced workplace. You will be responsible for a variety of administration duties including AP/AR, bank deposits and order entry. Basic computer skills plus bookkeeping or accounting knowledge is preferred along with previous customer service experience. This is a full time position. Contact: Paul Hurlburt (Manager) All-West Glass Prince Rupert 733 Fraser Street Prince Rupert, BC Phone: (250) 624-6765

CARRIERS WANTED GREAT

FIRST JOB!

Career Opportunities

The Mount Milligan copper - gold mine is located 155 km northwest of Prince George and mid - way between the communities of Fort St. James & Mackenzie. The state-of-the-art processing plant will be built around a 40-foot Semi-Autogenous Grinding (SAG) mill – one of only six mills of its kind in the world, and the largest in North America.

Help Wanted

Administration

Education/Trade Schools

GREAT

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EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY The First Nations Training & Development Centre is looking for students that have graduated from Grade 12 but have been out of school for a number of years and wish to upgrade their Grade 11 and 12 academic skills; or students that have been taking upgrading and need to complete only Grade 11 and Grade 12 courses to enable them to get an Adult Graduation Diploma. If you wish to come in and take an assessment, or if you have recently taken an assessment at another educational facility and you have been assessed at a Grade 11 or 12 level and wish to complete your Adult Graduation Diploma, contact Brenda Leighton at 250.627.8822 or come into the Centre located at 501 Dunsmuir Street (behind the RCMP detachment) no later than August 14, 2013.

WE NEED YOU!

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OFFICE MANAGER REQUIRED

The Northern View and Northern Connector is seeking a personable, organized individual to lead our team of, collators and carriers. Demonstrated computer skills for data entry and impeccable telephone skills are necessary requirements. Competitive salary, bonuses and benefits will be offered to the right candidate.

Employment

Employment

Help Wanted

Labourers

Sandspit: Road Builder Operator. Exp. Self-loading Log Truck Op. Class 1 w/Air; Exp. Heavy Duty Mechanic/Welder All should have min. of 5 yrs experience. Contact Shiels Contracting @ 250-637-5614

Services

LABOURERS Houston, BC

DH Manufacturing in Houston BC is looking for labourers. Must be reliable, physically fit and willing to work shift work. Starting wage up to $16.75/hr. Benefit package after 3 months employment. Email, dhmnfg@gmail.com

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Financial Services

Legal Services

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Bring resume to: Prince Rupert Northern View 737 Fraser Street Prince Rupert, BC

Pets

The Prince Rupert Community Enrichment Society is an accredited society with an opening for a Support Worker to work with children & youth and their parents. This position is 35 hours per week and pay is in accordance with the BCGEU Collective Agreement. The successful applicant will have: t "%JQMPNBJO4PDJBM)VNBO4FSWJDFTPSSFMBUFEĕFMEBOEB minimum of 2 years experience or a combination of education and experience. t 4USPOHPSBM XSJUUFO DPNNVOJDBUJPOBOEDPNQVUFSTLJMMT t ć  F BCJMJUZ UP XPSL JOEFQFOEFOUMZ BOE UP NBOBHF UJNF and work load effectively. t &YQFSJFODFXPSLJOHXJUITQFDJBMOFFETDIJMESFOBOEUIFJS parents; understanding of various functional disorders. t &YQFSJFODFXPSLJOHJOHSPVQTJUVBUJPOT t ,OPXMFEHF PG NVMUJDVMUVSBM JTTVFT  "CPSJHJOBM GBNJMJFT  family systems and culturally appropriate practices. t 4UBOEBSE ĕSTU BJE  DMFBO DSJNJOBM SFDPSE DIFDL  5# 5FTU   $SJTJT .BOBHFNFOU  7JPMFODF JO UIF 8PSLQMBDF BOE B vehicle with appropriate insurance for business purposes. 'PS GVSUIFS JOGPSNBUJPO QMFBTF DBMM 3BOEFOF 8FKS  &YFDVUJWF %JSFDUPSBU3FTVNFTNBZCFESPQQFEPČBU 'SBTFS4USFFUOPMBUFSUIBO"VHVTU !QN and

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Pets

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Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Power Plant Operator Regional Power has been in the business of developing, building, refurbishing and operating hydroelectric power plants for over 25 years. Regional Power is looking for a hydroelectric Plant Operator to work at its power generating facility near Dease Lake, British Columbia. The successful candidate would be working in a team environment and would be faced with unique experiences while working in the green and renewable power industry. Experience in electrical, power and control ďŹ elds is desired. The successful candidate would start immediately. Interested candidates should send their resumes to Human Resources at the following email address: operationshr@regionalpower.com or fax to 1-905-363-4202

WE NEED YOU! Anytime! 250-624-8088 737 Fraser St, Prince Rupert

Pet Services

Pets

SHOP ONLINE...

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Feed & Hay ROUND HAY Bales for sale. Call 250-846-5855

REGISTERED Siberian Husky Puppies (with blue eyes) 778-891-4556 www.vancouverhusky.com

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Pets & Livestock

PET SUPPLIES Online! Thousands of products to choose from. Take 15% off your order with coupon code: SALE15 Sale runs till the end of August. www.petland.ca 1-855839-0555.

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Contact: Todd Hamilton Publisher - The Northern View, Northern Connector Phone: 250-624-8088 Cell: 250-600-6233 publisher@thenorthernview.com www.thenorthernview.com

Services

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Merchandise for Sale

Rentals

Want to Rent

Transportation

Transportation

Garage Sales

Homes for Rent

PROFESSIONAL couple from Vancouver Island with 2 well behaved dogs, looking for rental accommodation for approx 6-8 months (possibly longer). References available. Prince Rupert area. 250-709-1918

Boats

Boats

PR: Ongoing moving sale Aug. 1 - 14 all day 310 Alberta Place. Wine supplies, lumber, kitchen table, many misc. items.

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

Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? STEEL BUILDING Sizzling summer savings event! 20x22 $4,188. 25x24 $4,598. 30x36 $6,876. 32x44$8,700. 40x52 $12,990. 47x70 $17,100. 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! 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

Real Estate Mobile Homes & Parks FACTORY DIRECT Wholesale CSA Certified Modular Homes, Manufactured/Mobile Homes and Park Model Homes, We ship throughout Western Canada visit us online at www.hbmodular.com or 1-877-976-3737

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

ROOSEVELT HEIGHTS APARTMENTS Exteriors renovated 3 bedroom apartments. Heat and hot water included.

PR: Executive class 3 bdrm, 2 bath home FURNISHED. Heated tile floors, home cinema and fantastic ocean view are waiting for you. $2500/mo, N/P, N/S. Ref. required. Call Lynn Chivers 250-627-1414

PR: Modern, 3Br, 2 Bath, gas heat, N/L, N/S, N/P ready now $2000/m call Lynn 250-627-1414

Rooms for Rent College Students Only Shared facilities with kitchen, WIFI and bathrooms. Furnished private rooms with desk, double bed, laundry incl.

8 minute walk to college. Starts $599/mo*** (min. 4 mo. contract) N/S, N/P. Please contact Christy 250-624-2334. www.pioneerhostel.com

Townhouses PINE CREST 3 Bdrm. 2 Level T/H 1 ½ bath No pets Call Jenn 622-4304 PRINCE RUPERT Harbourview Apts. 2 & 3 Bdrm, 1 bath, Start at $600 No pets 627-6697 or 622-2699

Help Wanted

17 ft. Alum. Canoe “Spring Bok” very stable, perfect for family / hunting canoe. $500. Call (250) 692-2372

Transportation

PR: 5 passenger jet Zodiak, 75hp Yamaha, comes with trailer. $3500.00 obo contact Pat @ 778-884-6800

Recreational/Sale

We’re on the net at www.bcclassified.com

1999 Damon Challenger Class A Motorhome, Ford V10, 33’, one slide, 92,000 km, new tires, brakes & batteries, $24,900 obo. (250)365-7152 Castlegar PR: 9.6 Vanguard camper: Fridge, stove, toilet, new water pump, solar panel. For long box. $1000 OBO. Call 250627-7612

Boats

Real Estate

Property Management

RENTALS AVAILABLE

Houses For Sale

Duplex / 4 Plex AVAILABLE FOR RENT 3 Bedroom Duplex $900/mo Quiet tenants only. Adult-oriented. No dogs! References required!

Call for details 250-627-1715 or 250-624-5955

Homes for Rent 2 bdrm townhouse in Prince Rupert. Newly renovated. Spacious, lot’s of storage. Dishwasher and in-suite laundry. N/S, N/P. $850 per/mo. Avail Sept. 5. Hydro & gas not inc. Call 250-600-6321 PR: ALL INCLUSIVE FURNISHED HOUSE Seeking Contractors Starting @ $300 Weekly/ $900 Monthly Per Room. Cynthia 250-6249742

Houses For Sale

Buying or Selling Real Estate? 2003 Four Winns Fish & Ski Freedom 180 F/S,

fully serviced 4.3L VOLVO PENTA engine, removable side windows for more fishing room, tilt steering, removable seats with interchanging seat posts, rear entry ladder, front control for rear leg trim, full cover with anti pooling poles, electric motor off bow for fishing, custom matched trailer, Bimini top.

This is really a great boat!! $15,000 obo. (250)354-7471 Nelson

Call Gordon today Office and Cell: (250) 624-9298 Email: info@gordonkobza.com www.gordonkobza.com Suite 6 - 342 3rd Ave W. - Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L5

Help Wanted

COLLATORS WANTED For a fast-paced deadline driven mailroom

$730 per month.

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

• 3 & 4 bedroom homes; • 1, 2 & 3 bedroom suites and apartments

Office: (250) 624-5800

No smoking. No pets References required.

Real Estate

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

www.princerupertrooms.com

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

Legal Notices

Must be available for Wednesday & Friday Shifts Must work well as part of a team Please apply in person to with resume

WE NEED YOU!

Legal Notices

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that KRISTOFF HOLDINGS LTD. from PORT EDWARD, BC, have applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations (MFLNRO), Smithers for a Commercial A Lease situated on Provincial Crown land located THAT PART OF DISTRICT LOT 446, RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT, CONTAINING 5.38 HECTARES, MORE OR LESS, Port Edward. The Lands File for this application is 6408601. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Land Officer, MFLNRO, at PO Box 5000 3726 Alfred Ave, Smithers BC V0J 2N0. Comments will be received by MFLNRO up to September 18, 2013. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit the website at http://www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/Application Posting/index.isp for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources Operations Office in Smithers.

Legal Notices

CITY OF PRINCE RUPERT

Community Enhancement Grants The City of Prince Rupert provides financial assistance (cash and ‘in kind’) to various Community Groups through the Community Enhancement Grant process. If your group would like to be considered for funding through the 2014 Community Enhancement Grants Program, you must submit a completed Community Enhancement Grant Application form. The application form can be obtained from Corporate Services at City Hall, 424-3rd Avenue West between the hours of 9:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday or alternatively downloaded from www.princerupert.ca. All Community Enhancement Grant requests must be applied for through this process. These include cash grants, special grants, services-in-kind, and inventory (such as sand and gravel). Please note that all applications must be completed in full with all required supporting documentation attached. Requests that are incomplete may be rejected or returned. It is anticipated that successful applicants will be notified of the status of their request by December, 31st, 2013. Completed Community Enhancement Grant applications are to be returned to Corporate Services, Attention: Candice Campbell. Your application must be submitted by 4:00pm on September 6th, 2013. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

PRINCE RUPERT

250-624-8088 737 Fraser St, Prince Rupert

We’re on the net at www.bcclassified.com

Candice Campbell Executive Assistant Telephone: 250-627-0939 Email: candice.campbell@princerupert.ca


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2014 Models

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