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Wednesday, September 4, 2013


City settles with Sun Wave


Watson ownership no longer in question BY SHAUN THOMAS

Job action looms as students return. Page A3

PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The City of Prince Rupert and Sun Wave Forest Products have reached an out-of-court settlement, putting an end to a lengthy court battle and any future claims on the city by the company. Under the terms of the settlement, the city will not pay Sun Wave any money and will work to decommission the - Jack Mussallem mill over the next 24 to 30 months. The settlement also gives the City of Prince Rupert clear title to the former pulp mill site, allowing it to work toward the sale of the site to the Watson Island Development Corporation (WatCo). “This is excellent news. The private sector can now move on with repurposing Watson Island, resulting in numerous jobs, while the mill is decommissioned,” said Mayor Jack Mussallem, noting a change in management played a role in resolving the matter. See Watson on Page A2

“This is excellent news.”

Community Fun at the block party. Page A8 Martina Perry / The Northern View

Prince Rupert RCMP members Cory Quewezance, left, and Matt Ericson participated in a water fight with kids at the community block party hosted by the Friendship House, Community Enrichment Society, Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society and the Salvation Army. For more on the event, see Page A8.

Sports Results from the Senior Games. Page A9

Park hours leave dog owners seeking answers Frustrated owners don’t know where to turn BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Haida Gwaii Haida Heritage celebrates five years. Page B1

Prince Rupert dog owners are frustrated with new limitations put on a popular off-leash spot. Doug Kerr Field, Prince Rupert’s unofficial dog park, will now be closed from 8 p.m. until 8 a.m. every day. Bill Horne, Prince Rupert’s director of public works, said the city decided to limit the hours of usage on Doug Kerr Field after receiving complaints about excessive noise. “Because it’s so close to a residential area, we’ve had a number of complaints from residents about people coming into the dog park at 5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m.,” he said. The new rule will affect a number of Prince

“It’s an unofficial dog park, why do we have official rules for it?” - Jessica Lindstorm Rupert dog owners who use the space for offleash excursion and social time for their dogs. Ray Newman, a shift worker on Ridley Island, said the limitations have created hardship for shift workers who frequent the park prior to the start of their work day. “The hours imposed by the city make the park available to basically 9 to 5 workers and that is about all,” Newman said, adding the

noise bylaws have longer hours. “This means on weekdays someone can fire up a jackhammer outside my bedroom window at 7 a.m. and continue to operate noisy equipment until 10 p.m., so how can the city impose a closure of the park from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m.?” The city said it is trying to work with both users of Doug Kerr Field and residents of the nearby neighbourhood. Horne said those complaining suggested the field be closed until 9 a.m., but the city decided to try 8 a.m. Newman said the new field hours will push more dog owners into local trails, preventing dogs from being able to go off leash and causing worries for owners about wolves. See DOGS on Page A2

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A2 • Northern View • September 4, 2013

Mill sale can now proceed WATSON from Page A1 “Congratulations are in order for our new city manager, Robert Long, who has taken on this complicated file and found a workable solution that is good for Prince Rupert,” said Mayor Mussallem. WatCo intends to repurpose the mill as a private multi-modal port using the land and docking facilities to service the coming - Elton Tanner industrial activity in the Prince Rupert region. An overall environmental remediation plan will be sought from the Province of British Columbia and the site will be remediated as the mill site is decommissioned. Elton Tanner, chief operating officer for WatCo, noted there is still much to be done. “It is still a long way from a done deal,” he said, also noting the efforts of Long. “He shook the bag, he changed things.” Mussallem said the plan now is to sell the equipment and scrap metal on the site, and it is anticipated there will be a lot of interest from the private sector to decommission the mill. The City of Prince Rupert took control of Watson Island in 2009 when Sun Wave failed to pay taxes owed on the site. In Feb. 2010, however, the company filed suit against the city, disputing ownership of the lands and equipment in the site.


“It is still a long way from a done deal.”

Shaun Thomas / The Northern View

A main road into downtown Prince Rupert was closed Friday afternoon after a refrigeration truck tipped over while making the turn from McBride onto 2nd Ave. West. RCMP noted there were no injuries, although fluids quickly spilled out onto the road. Firefighters and emergency personnel also responded. There were no decals or identifying company information on the doors of the truck when it was righted by two tow trucks and RCMP would not comment on whether speed was a factor given the early stage of the investigation.

City may lock up park after hours DOGS from Page A1 In the meantime the city won’t be locking the gate, but if noise complaints continue to be an issue it will be. “We’ll see how the public and dog owners respect the quietness of the neighbourhood during those hours,” Horne said.

If the neighbourhood is satisfied with the change, the hours will stay the same. If there are still complaints, Horne said the city may have to look at another location for the unofficial dog park. Doug Kerr Field is still classified as a ball field. The city looked into converting the field into a dog park

earlier this year, but decided it wasn’t financially viable at the time. The time restrictions have confused users of the field. “If it’s an unofficial dog park, why do we have official rules for it?” Jessica Lindstorm, another frequent user of Doug Kerr Field, said.





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New council Job action threatens school year CUPE ready for strike in Metlakatla BY JEFF NAGEL


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PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The votes are in, and there will be two new faces around the council table in Metlakatla. Five of the six incumbent councillors were seeking re-election, with only four getting the nod from the voters. Alrita Leask received the most votes of the 16 candidates with 80 votes, followed by incumbent James L. Nelson with 75 votes and incumbent Alvin Leask with 70 votes. The final councillor to be re-elected was also the last candidate to make the cut, as Cindy Smith received 60 votes. Joining the returning councillors and Chief Harold Leighton at the table are Wayne Haldane with 64 votes and David Leask with 63. Haldane is a Prince Rupert-based fisherman of 55 years who has coached the Metlakatla Crest in the All Native Basketball Tournament for the past decade, while Leask lives in Metlakatla and has worked for the Nation in some capacity for the past 15 years. The results left incumbent Robert Nelson without a seat. Nelson finished just outside of the top six spots with 56 votes, four below Smith. A total of 351 members of the Metlakatla First Nation cast their ballot in the election, which took place in Metlakatla and in Prince Rupert. The numbers were evenly split, with 177 votes being cast in Metlakatla Territory and 174 being cast on Metlakatla First Nations land.

Negotiations with unions representing more than 25,000 school support staff are back on next week, with a strike mandate already in place for B.C.’s 60 school districts as the new school year gets underway. Education Minister Peter Fassbender said Wednesday he is hopeful that a settlement with clerical staff, custodians, bus drivers and other support staff can be achieved without picket lines disrupting classes. Talks broke off in August and are set to resume for three days starting Sept. 4. The Canadian Union of Public Employees, representing most of the workers, says they haven’t had a raise in four years. The latest contract expired in June 2012 after a two-year wage freeze was imposed across the B.C. public service. Fassbender wouldn’t comment directly on talks, except to say that school districts are working to set up “savings accounts” in their operations to fund wage increases within existing district budgets. The government’s “cooperative gains” mandate requires all raises to be funded by internal

“Our members will take full-scale job action.”

- Colin Pawson

savings such as shared administrative functions. CUPE is seeking raises of two per cent per year. “Our members will take full-scale job action if the government doesn’t show a commitment to bargaining,” CUPE representative Colin Pawson said in a statement on the weekend, as the union prepared to start an advertising campaign to attract public support. Fassbender said funding for public education is at record levels despite falling enrolment. While some urban districts are growing, the education ministry forecasts that there will be 526,000 full-time students this year, down 9,000 from the last school year. The total budget remains the same, $4.7 billion, of which about 80 per cent pays wages of teachers, support staff and administrators. Soon after being appointed

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minister by Premier Christy Clark, Fassbender appointed a provincial negotiator to take over province-wide issues from the bargaining agent for school districts. Negotiator Peter Cameron told union leaders in mid-August he would not return to talks until boards have savings plans in place. Fassbender said Wednesday that “a large majority are well underway, and many are in place” so talks can resume.

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City barking up the wrong tree


s a dog owner, I have to shake my head at why the city, in its infinite wisdom, has decided to put hours of operation on the (legally unofficial) dog park at Doug Kerr Field. It is understandable that people in the surrounding neighbourhood may have complaints about barking or the panting that comes with happily playing canines, but I don’t get the logic of putting up the orange sign of doom stating the park will be closed from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. To understand just how perplexing this is, let’s break down the hours in the morning and in the evening shall we? For many professionals, work here on the North Coast starts at 8 a.m. and for parents, the Shaun Thomas hours leading up to 8 a.m. are spent getting the kids ready for school. The city has effectively shut the door on people taking their pooches out for a morning run before work or before the kids get up and go to school — or for the kids to learn responsibility by taking the dog to the park early in the morning. We can’t all have city hall hours, which begin at 9:30 a.m., and this only creates more of an inconvenience. There is often plenty of time for taking the dog to Doug Kerr Field in the evening for some play time, but not for everyone. For some, the evening hours are family time spent on dinners, activities, shows, sports or what have you. The option to take the dogs out at the end of the day, after unwinding from work and home life, is gone. But more perplexing than the non-legal considerations are the legal ones. Under the City of Prince Rupert Noise Bylaw, the city can issue a permit that allows any person or any event to be as loud as they want to be between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Maybe we can get a permit for the dog park? Given everything else happening in town, I am sure the city has bigger fish to fry — why make a rule when everyone knows the resources aren’t there to enforce it? Abby, Zoey and I will see you at the park.

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he Taffy Hamilton dictionary: comes home. LEASH: A strap that attaches to your GARBAGE CAN: A container which your collar, enabling you to lead your person neighbours put out once a week to test your where you want him/her to go. ingenuity. You must stand on your hind legs and try DOG BED: Any soft, clean surface, such as the to push the lid off with your nose. If you do it right white bedspread in the guest room or the newly you are rewarded with margarine wrappers to shred, upholstered couch in the living room. beef bones to consume and moldy crusts of bread. DROOL: A liquid that, when combined with sad BATH: If you find something especially good eyes, forces humans to give you their food. To do to roll in, humans get jealous and they use this this properly you must sit as close as you can and get degrading form of torture to get even. Be sure to drool on the human. shake only when next to a person or a piece of SNIFF: A social custom used to greet other dogs, furniture. Taffy Hamilton similar to the human exchange of business cards. CHILDREN: Short humans of optimal petting STUPID: Prince Rupert dog park hours. height. Standing close to one assures some good DEAFNESS: This is a malady which affects dogs petting. When running, they are good to chase. If when their person wants them in and they want to stay out. they fall down, they are comfortable to sit on. Symptoms include staring blankly at the person, then running in LOVE: A feeling of intense affection, given freely and without the opposite direction or lying down. restriction. The best way you can show your love is to wag your THUNDER: This is a signal that the world is coming to an tail. If you’re lucky, a human will love you in return. end. Humans remain amazingly calm during thunderstorms, CAUSE: On Sept. 8, the Prince Rupert SPCA will be holding so it is necessary to warn them of the danger by trembling Paws for a Cause at noon at the Mariners Park. Registration uncontrollably, panting, rolling your eyes wildly and following at begins at 11 a.m. They are raising something called money to their heels. help out a bunch of my lonely friends ... and yeah, even cats. WASTEBASKET: This is a dog toy filled with paper, See you there, I’ll be the one wagging my tail and showing Todd envelopes and old candy wrappers. It is important to evenly where to go. distribute its contents throughout the house before your person Hey look ... squirrel.

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September 4, 2013 • Northern View • A5

On the street

Do you agree with the city limiting the hours of usage on Doug Kerr Field, Prince Rupert’s unofficial dog park, to 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.?

With Martina Perry





“It would make more sense to have it open until 10. It’s really curving the time people can walk their dogs.”

“No. A lot of people have to work early and need to take their dogs out for a walk.”

“No, our waterfront is already limited, we need some outdoor place to bring our dogs. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. is restrictive.”

“No, if they do they should open a dog park somewhere else, like at the waterfront.”

Letters to the editor

Hamilton right on Rice Editor: Todd Hamilton claims we have our own version of Pamela Wallin.I tend to agree. Ms. Rice claims the high expenses are due to constituency work at Shearwater on Denny Island, sounds to me like a Pamela Wallin explanation. Is it not the NDP who kept telling us that the Liberals were overspending and they had a larger deficit than we were lead to believe. I guess our new MLA is a Liberal at heart. I’ve written twice to Ms. Rice about MSP premiums and have not received a response, except for the usual out-of-office computer generated

“I guess our new MLA is a Liberal at heart.” - Len Lovering email. Not bad for the NDP critic on Rural and Northern Health. Are we facing four years of an absentee MLA, only to hear from our MLA at election time? Len Lovering

Commercial fishery disregarding food fishery Editor: With the recent announcement in regard to DFO being forced to close the fishing season, I have been left to review what I know about families and their food supply. The northwest is an area where community members and their families depend on fish stock. There are also many community members who make trips from cities such as Vancouver or Victoria in order to can sockeye for the winter season. I have seen families who go out on their little boats to get a day’s worth of fish. Some families who don’t have a boat even go out to check their net by pulling the net in with just their personal strength. Although I do understand and feel concern in regard to the low number of fish that have

been reported, I feel at a loss at what can be done about the lower return. I have to wonder, just how and what can we do to regulate the Alaskan fisherman. Aaron Hill from the Watershed Watch Salmon Society and others from other groups have published letters expressing their concern that the Alaska fishery is causing even greater harm. Aaron Hill reported that “the Alaskan commercial fisheries are still going right across the border and hammering these fish.” Commercial fisherman such as these are only thinking about the future in relation to their wallets and giving no heed to the future of our fish stock. Mary-Ann Speirs, Hazelton, BC

Editor: Many are the voices of what to do with Canada’s final resting place for politically deserving friendsof-the-government. While the Senate expense scandal certainly provides ample reason to have “sober second thoughts” about the future of the Senate, surely the best argument for Senate reform is to be found in the much wider issue of the numbers: The United States with a population of 313,914,000 (2012) has 100 elected senators. Canada with a population of 34,483,000 (2011)

has 105 appointed senators! All the more reason to start “small” in reforming the Senate, with two senators for each province and territory for a total of 26 senators to be elected not appointed. Now how about thinking “smaller” with respect to those 308 MPs in Canada’s lower house, representing a California-sized population of only 34 million, when our neighbour to the south manages to represent a population of 314 million with only 435 representatives. Less is more! E.W. Bopp

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Photo courtesy Prince Rupert Port Authority LIGHT SITE: Coast Guard and Port Authority staff inspect the location of a future Aid to Navigation at Philips Point. Readers’ questions highlight how harbour safety depends on collaborative effort by different organizations.

Readers’ questions probe harbour safety



e have received some thoughtful questions from readers about safety in Prince Rupert’s harbour. Thanks for your interest!

q It seems like the Port Authority’s Port Security Operations Centre (PSOC) and Coast Guard’s Marine Communications and Traffic Services (MCTS) both provide round-the-clock monitoring of conditions in Prince Rupert’s harbour. How are they different? The PSOC and MCTS both operate round-the-clock, 365 days a year. The primary difference is that the Coast Guard’s MCTS has a much broader mandate and area of responsibility than the PSOC. While the PSOC monitors Prince Rupert’s harbour and various port properties, the MCTS base in Prince Rupert is responsible for ensuring the safety of life at sea and protecting the environment from Alaska to Vancouver. MCTS is the primary contact for all vessel traffic on the coast, including the commercial ships transiting the Port of Prince Rupert. The work done by the Port Authority’s PSOC is complementary to that of the Coast Guard’s MCTS, which plays a larger role in the overall marine communications so essential to safe and efficient flow of trade. q What factors are considered when the Coast Guard decides on the location of Aids to Navigation? Aids to Navigation are some of the most important tools mariners use to travel safety on any body of water. The location of a NavAid begins with mariners identifying the need for one in a particular area, and providing feedback to the Coast Guard. If warranted, Coast Guard staff will undertake a study that includes the feasibility and practicality of creating a new NavAid, and determine what device or system may be needed in the area. For example, in consultation with the marine pilots of the BC Coast Pilots Association, the Prince Rupert Port Authority identified the need for a new Aid to Navigation at Philips Point, near Fairview Terminal. Working with the Coast Guard, the Port Authority has engaged in a private-public partnership that will enhance the safety of all vessels traveling in and out of Prince Rupert’s inner harbour. q I often see tug boats attached by lines to the stern of incoming vessels. I understand it’s important to have tugs accompany commercial ships, but how can they exert control when they’re trailing, not towing, a much larger craft? At the Port of Prince Rupert, SMIT Marine’s diverse tug boats provide the service known as harbour towage, which refers to the safe escort and docking of all large commercial vessels. For the large container ships calling on Fairview Terminal, one of SMIT’s 65-tonne bollard pull tugs will attach a line to the stern of the ship, known as “tethering.” This is done because these tugs have an extraordinary amount of power at their disposal, which can be used effectively to help steer or even stop the vessel if necessary. This is a common practice in ports around the world, especially when ships are transiting through narrow channels and shipping lanes. In Prince Rupert’s harbour, a tethered tug also provides assistance to inbound container ships while completing a tight 180-degree turn before docking at Fairview. Re:port is a collaborative promotional venture by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and The Northern View.

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Oil sands visit leaves a sickening feeling BY JOSETTE WEIR Editor’s note: The following guest opinion was contributed by Josette Weir following an Enbridge-sponsored tour of Fort McMurray. I feel run down and my throat hurts. Is it because I feel choked or is there something I cannot swallow? I have just returned home to Smithers from an Enbridge-sponsored guided tour of the Fort McMurray tar sands. Upon request and to their credit, Enbridge agreed to include me in their latest junket in spite of my open opposition to the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project. Fort McMurray is a hole in the boreal forest, 467 kilometres north of Edmonton. From the air the sprawling housing for its more than 100,000 inhabitants looks as if it is bursting at the seams because Crown land allocations are limited and there are seemingly constant traffic jams. Everything is young and new including the population, whose median age is 31. Superlatives abound: largest airport traffic in Canada, nearly completed largest recreational complex in Canada. Average house prices have reached $650,000. There are two methods for extracting tar sands heavy crude called bitumen; mining and in situ recovery. Both require large quantities of water and energy. Mining is an open pit operation using the gigantic trucks often shown in the media. Interestingly, 30 per cent of the

truck drivers are female who are very much liked for their gentler handling of the equipment. Bitumen mining requires the controversial tailing ponds lining the Athabasca River, which also receives the “treated” water. In situ recovery uses steam and does not require tailing ponds. Suncor boasted about their 200 ha reclaimed area representing less than 1 per cent of the land they used. A new directive from the Alberta Energy Regulations requires them to reclaim 50 per cent in the future, albeit nobody knows if this is even possible. While there, I felt a mix of fascination and horror; fascination came from witnessing the technological prowess and accomplishments. Horror came not only from the scale of the destruction, but also from a sense of planetary disconnection. There is no doubt that the young, happy, extremely well paid people and the significant number of foreign workers who could not dream of a $80,000 per year salary drying laundry in their own country, are all there for the money. However, this is an unprecedented destruction of land, water and air allowed by extremely lenient federal and provincial regulations. A recently released report (July 2013) shows 4,063 chronic and repetitive contraventions by the major players between 1996-2012 with an enforcement rate of 0.9 per cent and a median penalty $4,500. Further, the area affected is larger than the extraction area. Carcinogenic products associated with bitumen extraction were

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Suncor’s Wapisiw Lookout, the first tailings pond in Alberta’s oil sands to be converted to a stable surface and reclaimed to a forest and wetland, was among the sites visited by northwest leaders during an Aug. 15 tour of Fort McMurray’s oil sands industry funded by Enbridge.

found in lake sediments 90 kms from the Extraction Site 2. None of that was mentioned in the factoids delivered by the attractive tour guide. Neither was mentioned the contribution of the tar sands extraction to global warming, the most crucial issue of our time. Even if, as claimed, the contribution is only a few percentage points to global carbon emissions, such added percentage points can be the tipping point for disastrous consequences to come. It appears like a delusional world propped up by our heavily lobbied federal leaders promoting their aggrandized vision of Canada as a super energy power. By tripling production in the next 20 years, the CAPP representative explained that there still will be 100 years left of production (instead of 500). Are we to continue letting giant oil multinationals

decide on our behalf or are we to develop a vision that will protect the planet and include the well-being of future generations? The importance of the contribution of tar sands extraction to the Canadian economy is not supported by the numbers presented during the visit. If Alberta is receiving $2.3 billion in royalties, why has it recorded a $2.8 billion deficit in 2012? Federal taxes amounting to $1.5 billion represent a rather small percentage of the $1.74 trillion Canadian GDP. No wonder I feel choked. For those of us who have not stepped into the “bitumen bubble”, it is clear that the future lays in careful planning for the reduction of our energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions with a renewed sense of world citizenship and deep care for the future generations.

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After six months, Brooks family still seeks justice BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Today marks the six-month anniversary of the discovery of 21-year-old Justin Brooks in Prince Rupert’s harbour. With the half-year mark passing, Brooks’ family is happy to say they feel they’re close to finding answers about the details of Justin’s death. But they’re upset they’ve had to push to find a reason why they had to bury the young man. “It shouldn’t have taken this long. They knew who assaulted him and they weren’t even put in jail [for the same amount of time someone who is put in the drunk tank is],” Cheryl Ryan, Brooks’ mother, said. While the investigation is ongoing, Prince Rupert RCMP are not releasing any new information on Brooks’ passing at this time. Matt Ericson, spokesperson for the Prince Rupert RCMP, has recently said there is no evidence or information to support Brooks’ death involving foul play or being suspicious in nature. But the family of Brooks disagrees. Ryan said RCMP informed her her son was assaulted by a group of people in the Rotary Waterfront Park prior to his mysterious passing. Brooks’ family doesn’t accept that Justin, who couldn’t swim, would go near the water and slipped in, or committed suicide. Ryan, Brooks’ stepfather Pete Wesley, and aunt Sheri Latimer have been raising money as the Justice for Justin campaign to offer a reward for information about Brooks’ death. The family lost hope in the Prince Rupert RCMP’s investigation after being told RCMP did not suspect foul play. Ryan filed a public complaint against the Prince Rupert RCMP, and said an investigator is reviewing the case to see if there was any wrongdoing on the RCMP’s part. Prince Rupert RCMP are not commenting on allegations RCMP did not properly investigate the death. Ryan said RCMP have recently requested to have a meeting with Brooks’ family. The BC Civil Liberties Association will be travelling to Prince Rupert to participate in the meeting, as will the investigator and coroner involved in the case. “We’re all going to be in one room, so they’re going to have to listen to me,” Ryan said. In the meantime, the Justice for Justin campaign is continuing to fundraise and has

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Justin Brooks’ little brother Colton, stepfather Peter Wesley and mother Cheryl Ryan show off new Justice for Justin bracelets and key chains available as part of the campaign’s fundraising efforts.

surpassed the $6,000 mark. The family of Brooks has been raising money through a number of activities, including the sale of T-shirts and hoodies, and has begun selling Justice for Justin keychains and bracelets. Since the Justice for Justin campaign offered a $6,000 reward to anyone with vital information on the activities of Brooks the night of his death, Ryan said a number of tips have come in. “We’re thankful to the people who have been brave enough to [contact us],” Ryan said. If the reward doesn’t entice anyone to come forward, the campaign will put the money toward hiring a private investigator. “We’ve had to take the long way around, but I’m not going to quit,” Ryan said. “I promised that to my son they day we put him in the ground ... I’m going to find out who did this, and get justice,” she said. Brooks’ family also wants to ensure Justin’s son Lucas grows up knowing what happened to his father. Brooks’ family celebrated his son Lucus’ first birthday without him on July 27.

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AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS INITIATIVE PROGRAM School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) is accepting applications for this part-time, temporary excluded staff position. This position is 15 hours per week, on a rotating basis of 3 hours per day at various elementary schools. It is effective immediately for the 2013-14 school year, excluding Christmas and Spring Breaks. This is an excluded staff position with a rate of pay of $21.32 per hour. The employee will be responsible to plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate an after-school program of extra-curricular activities for school students in various elementary schools. Required abilities and qualifications are: • Grade 12 or equivalent; • Class 5 driver’s license and access to your own vehicle; class 4 would be an asset; • demonstrable organizational, interpersonal and collaborative skills • basic First Aid/CPR; • certification in High Five training or willingness to obtain; • training in Run Jump Throw courses or willingness to obtain; • good command of the English language and ability to communicate clearly • understand and follow directions; • ability to prioritize tasks; and • high degree of physical fitness in order to participate with the students. Post-secondary studies in fields such as recreation, psychology and/or sociology; and knowledge and understanding of First Nations culture are definite assets for this position. Applicants must be able to work flexible hours. Qualified applicants should complete a School District application form which is available at the School Board Office. Please submit this application with complete resume to: Mrs. Kathy Gomez, Director of Human Resources School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) 634- 6th Avenue East Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1X1 Email: Closing date for applications is Monday noon, September 9, 2013. Only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.


A8 • Northern View • September 4, 2013

Community block party a hit

Martina Perry / The Northern View

A block of Seventh Street was closed on Aug. 28 as the Friendship House, Community Enrichment Society, Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Society and the Salvation Army hosted a block party. Clockwise from top: Layla Watts, 6, practices her painting skills; Prince Rupert RCMP members participated in a water fight with young attendees; Marika Brown, 10, accepts giveaways from the Salvation Army’s Doreen Milton; Laud Louden, consisting of Doug Faust and Craig Bolton, were one of the musical acts to perform.

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Rampage continue open tryouts BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Anyone hoping to play for the Prince Rupert Rampage this season will want to make their way to the arena tomorrow night for the team’s last open camp beginning at 8 p.m. The Rampage have been practising since late last month, and are preparing to host the 2013 Northern Challenge Cup against Terrace, Kitimat and Smithers from Sept. 20-22.

Rowse second in King of the Mountain Falls just short of defending title BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Judson Rowse came within seconds of becoming back-to-back King of the Mountain. Rowse, competing in the 40-plus division for the 10 kilometre trek up the Terrace mountainside, finished with a time of 49:55:57.7 — a time just 17 seconds behind overall winner and age group winner Chris Hampton of Terrace who finished second in last year’s race. The other North Coast racer in the event, Ed McCarter of Port Edward, finished with a time of 1:23:21.5 to finish 15th in the 40-plus age group and 47th overall. A total of 61 racers, hailing from Terrace, Smithers, Prince Rupert, Kitimat, and Prince George, started at the Terrace Sportsplex and continued past the pool entrance onto Park Avenue. From there, they travelled approximately one kilometre up the Park Hill Road until hitting the Johnstone Street trail head and continuing all the way around the bike loop, 7.9 kilometres, until ending up back at the start of the trail head.

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Fred Hutchings celebrates his medal archery victory at the 2013 BC Senior Games.

Archers strike gold in Kamloops Rupert seniors rack up seven medals


Northwest athletes traveled to Kamloops for the 2013 BC Senior Games, returning with several medals around their necks. Archery proved to be the strong suit for Prince Rupert athletes, with all but one of Prince Rupert’s seven medals being won in the sport. Two Prince Rupert athletes earned gold medals at the games, both in

archery. Prince Rupert’s Bob Bennett took the top spot in the Men 65-69 3D-Long without Sight and Fingers category, while Rupertite Fred Hutchings took gold in the same category, but for men ages 60 to 64. Hutchings found success in the Men 60-64 Target-Long without Sight and Fingers category, placing second. Prince Rupert’s Jim Martin also placed second in his age bracket, Men 55-59, in the same category. Martin also earned the silver spot in

the Men 55-59 3D-Long without Sight and Fingers category. Bennett took home the bronze in the Men 65-69 Target-Long without Sight and Fingers category. Prince Rupert’s Dawn Quast switched things up, earning the bronze medal in the Women 65-69 800 metre freestyle swimming race. In total, Northwest athletes, which includes competitors from Prince Rupert, Terrace and Kitimat, received 46 medals.

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September 4, 2013 • Northern View • A11

Special Feature

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Communities across B.C. are coming together to save animals. The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk is being hosted in 35 communities across the province on Sept. 8 (dates may vary in some communities, please check for details or Page A20). This year the BC SPCA hopes to raise $1 million to provide life-saving help for the nearly 29,000 abused, injured, neglected and homeless animals cared for each year in SPCA shelters and facilities. “By signing up and collecting pledges, you’re not just helping your community’s most vulnerable animals,” says Farrah Rooney, manager of fundraising events at the BC SPCA. “You’ll also enjoy an amazing day with activities for the whole

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- Farrah Rooney family to enjoy, and you’ll be eligible for fabulous local and provincial prizes.” Those interested in getting involved in the Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause are encouraged to join as an individual, as a group, or as a corporate team and can register today at The website offers everything participants need to get started, including fundraising ideas, an online fundraising page, posters, donation forms and ways to volunteer. Money raised in Prince Rupert will go to the Prince Rupert SPCA branch to help pay for the care and medical needs of abandoned or homeless animals. The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

Prince Rupert SPCA by the numbers In 2012 the shelter took in 339 animals including 136 dogs and 203 cats. Of that total, 144 were puppies or kittens. By far the largest number of animals came from people dropping off animals, with 171 third-party drop-offs, followed by 109 owners surrendering their animal, 50 animals being dropped off due to by-law

violations and nine animals in the “other” category. The average stay for a dog at the shelter was 36 days, while cats stayed an average of 124 days. The cost to house and care for the animals, based on the number of animals and the length of stay, was over $500,000, with the money coming from fundraising and adoption fees.

S i m p l y registering for the 2013 Paws for a Cause and taking your dog for a walk this Sunday can make a world of difference in the lives of cats and dogs who are abandoned or in-need in Prince Rupert.

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A10 • Northern View • September 4, 2013

September 4, 2013 • Northern View • A11

Special Feature

Support the Prince Rupert SPCA: Walk in the Paws for a Cause CoCo

Communities across B.C. are coming together to save animals. The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk is being hosted in 35 communities across the province on Sept. 8 (dates may vary in some communities, please check for details or Page A20). This year the BC SPCA hopes to raise $1 million to provide life-saving help for the nearly 29,000 abused, injured, neglected and homeless animals cared for each year in SPCA shelters and facilities. “By signing up and collecting pledges, you’re not just helping your community’s most vulnerable animals,” says Farrah Rooney, manager of fundraising events at the BC SPCA. “You’ll also enjoy an amazing day with activities for the whole

Cooper 943 Chamberlin Ave Prince Rupert (250) 624-8550

“You’re not just helping your community’s most vulnerable animals, you’ll also enjoy an amazing day. ”


- Farrah Rooney family to enjoy, and you’ll be eligible for fabulous local and provincial prizes.” Those interested in getting involved in the Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause are encouraged to join as an individual, as a group, or as a corporate team and can register today at The website offers everything participants need to get started, including fundraising ideas, an online fundraising page, posters, donation forms and ways to volunteer. Money raised in Prince Rupert will go to the Prince Rupert SPCA branch to help pay for the care and medical needs of abandoned or homeless animals. The BC SPCA is a non-profit organization funded primarily by public donations. Our mission is to prevent cruelty and to promote the welfare of animals through a wide range of services, including cruelty investigations, emergency rescue and treatment, sheltering and adoption of homeless and abused animals, humane education, advocacy, farm animal welfare, spay/neuter programs, and wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

Prince Rupert SPCA by the numbers In 2012 the shelter took in 339 animals including 136 dogs and 203 cats. Of that total, 144 were puppies or kittens. By far the largest number of animals came from people dropping off animals, with 171 third-party drop-offs, followed by 109 owners surrendering their animal, 50 animals being dropped off due to by-law

violations and nine animals in the “other” category. The average stay for a dog at the shelter was 36 days, while cats stayed an average of 124 days. The cost to house and care for the animals, based on the number of animals and the length of stay, was over $500,000, with the money coming from fundraising and adoption fees.

S i m p l y registering for the 2013 Paws for a Cause and taking your dog for a walk this Sunday can make a world of difference in the lives of cats and dogs who are abandoned or in-need in Prince Rupert.

Sam I AM

500 2 Ave W #363 Prince Rupert V8J 3T6

(250) 627-7551

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A12 • Northern View • September 4, 2013

Youth experience excellence at Lakelse BY TRISH DYCK PRINCE RUPERT / Special to The Northern View

At Your Service

Through a donation from Ridley Terminals Inc. and in partnership with Excellence Seminars International, The Pursuit of Excellence Youth program was offered to youth from across the Pacific Northwest Aug. 8-10 at Lakelse. Some of the accolades and testimonials from the young adults included: “I learned a ton about myself ”, “I am more willing to get out of my comfort zone”, “I am going to participate more in my life, at school and with new friends”. A few comments from parents included: “Kudos to the program creators”, “My daughter is so positive about the changes she is going to make”, “It benefited my daughter in teaching her more about herself, conflict resolution, leadership skills, just to name a few things”. Even the caretaker of the camp facility sent forward an email (and he was not involved), “What a great job Wanetta (the facilitator) and her crew did in helping these young adults feel good about themselves”. What an opportunity for 34 young adults, aged 1519, to be able to participate in a youth development camp of this calibre here in the north. This workshop is usually offered only in the Vancouver area and only once a year. This offering was the result of the willingness

of a group who have experienced the professional and personal benefit of The Excellence Series. They approached Ridley Terminals Inc., to support the program. The success of the youth residential workshop was also due to the volunteer contribution of a logistical support team from Rupert that included, Lori and Paul McWilliams, Tanya Jordan, Kate McWilliams, Rebecca Smith, Brianne Bartel, Khris White, Zoe Zentner and Branden Skaar.

Ridley Terminals takes great pride in promoting educational programs in the community, especially programs that allow youth to develop their full potential. A thank-you note signed by all the youth is on its way to the president and board of Ridley. There is no doubt the ripple effect from those young leaders in the community will be far reaching! For those wishing more information on the workshop that was offered email or visit

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September 4, 2013 • Northern View • A13

New vice-principal for middle school temporary BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Michele Cross-Pomponio has been appointed as temporary vice-principal of Prince Rupert Middle School. Cross-Pomponio’s new position will be effective until June 30, 2014, sharing the role with current PRMS viceprincipal Ken Minette. Minette will be working at PRMS on a half-time basis, as he is also filling the director of instruction position until June 2014, which is half-time. “We look forward to having Michele step into her new role as she will continue to bring energy, enthusiasm and a passion for learning,” Sandy Jones, superintendent of Prince Rupert’s school district, said. Cross-Pomponio started her time in Prince Rupert’s school

“She will continue to bring ... a passion for learning.” - Sandy Jones district in September of 2006. In the past, Cross-Pomponio has taught at Lax Kxeen Elementary School and Port Edward Elementary School, and most recently has worked at the middle school. During her time at PRMS, the temporary vice-principal has organized a number of events at the middle school. Recently, Cross-Pomponio completed a master’s degree in special education from Flinders University in Australia, in addition to a teaching degree.

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Heather McRae and Vaughan New of Northern Savings Credit Union donate $500 to the Salvation Army for the back to school backpack program. The backpacks were distributed on Wednesday and Thursday last week.

Unclaimed remains interred Tonight at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Garden of the cemetery, there will be a service to inter the 12 cremated remains that have yet to be claimed. Rev. Jim Whaley will officiate and the public

is invited to participate. If you have not been to the Memorial Garden at the cemetery and are not familiar with the ossuary, a place where ashes are collectively interred, this is an opportunity to learn about it.

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September 4, 2013 • Northern View • A15

Seniors Rydde wins phone book photo vote Centre notes Cover to be moon


over Mt. Hays

BY SHAUN THOMAS Whist winners from Monday: Ladies’ 1st - Jane C., 2nd - Gerda K. and M. Niesh, PoolMerle S. Men’s 1st - D. Eby, 2nd - E. Page, Pool-Paul P. and D. Eby. Thurs: Ladies’ 1st and Pool-E. Page, 2nd - D. Currie; Men’s 1st M. Weir, 2nd and Pool - P. Paulson Yoga: We do not have an instructor for yoga, however the civic centre is offering it Monday and Wednesday from 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. instructed by Dinesh. Saturday, Oct. 5 we are hosting an afternoon of lunch with cards and games to follow with 36 seniors from Burns Lake attending. The Red Hat Ladies are participating and we are inviting interested members. Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch starts at noon. Afterwards the Burns Lake Seniors would like to play cards or an activity of some kind. You must be signed up and paid by Friday Sept. 27. No late sign ups! We are asking you bring a small dessert or h’ordeurve. For more information, please call Donna at 627-1900 or e-mail us at Sunday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon pancake breakfast. COMING EVENTS: Thursday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m. - Line Dancing. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. - General Meeting Friday, Sept. 13, 1 p.m. -Friday Bingo starts

PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Prince Rupert’s Robb Rydde will soon have one of his photos in every household in the city. Rydde is the winner of the 2014 Prince Rupert Yellow Pages directory photo contest and his shot of the moon rising over Mount Hays will be on the cover of next year’s phone book. The photo was taken on June 22, a clear night when Rydde found out the moon would be closer to earth than any other time of the year. “So I went to the civic centre parking lot and used the top of my car as a tripod,” recalls Rydde. “It was about 1 a.m. when I captured the photo. I really liked how the trees framed the moon, so I posted it on my Facebook page. One of my friends saw it and encouraged me to submit it to the photo contest.” The picture was one of more than 60 submitted for consideration for the phone book cover and, after being narrowed down, the pictures were posted on a Facebook poll at the end of July to determine the winner. Rydde’s picture captured 18 per cent of the 580 votes cast.

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Holding the camera that took the picture for the 2014 CityWest phone book, winner Robb Rydde is congratulated by CityWest employees Leeanda Wahl and Heather Bishop.

“Robb’s picture will be a great representation of Prince Rueprt for the directory. I’m sure there are many people in town who remember a time when they’ve seen the moon just coming up over Mount Hays — it’s definitely one of those things that makes Prince Rupert unique,” said CityWest sales and marketing manager Chris Armstrong. This is the first year that residents

of Prince Rupert have a had a say as to which picture they want on the directory, as CityWest staff have always chosen the winner in the past and kept it a surprise for the community. Along with the new cover, people can expect a new size for the phone book. This year, the Yellow Pages group is moving to a 7-inch by 9-inch size to be more user friendly.

COMMUNITY FUNDING AVAILABLE Northern Savings Credit Union believes it is important to contribute to the well-being of our diverse communities. We are proud to support innovative community initiatives through our Community Funding resources. Our Community Funding supports initiatives that work towards the betterment of our communities. Presently our primary areas of focus are: Community, Financial Literacy, Leadership, and Environment. We are also interested in supporting projects that will create benefit to the community for a duration longer than one-year with the end result of strengthening and growing Northwest communities. Applications for October funding will be accepted until September 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm.

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28. Coffee ___________________________ 29. Atmosphere ___________________________ 30. Place To Eat For Under $10 ___________________________ 31. Takeout ___________________________ 32. Delivery ___________________________ 33. Healthiest ___________________________ 34. Bakery ___________________________ 35. Grocery Store ___________________________ 36. Meat Department/Deli ___________________________ 37. Produce ___________________________ 38. Wines and Spirits vendor ___________________________ 39. Beer vendor ___________________________ 40. Bar or pub ___________________________ SERVICES 41. Air transportation ___________________________ 42. Automobile Service ___________________________ 43. Financial Service ___________________________ 44. General Contractor ___________________________ 45. Carpenter (individual & location) ___________________________ 46. Electrical ___________________________ 47. Electrician (individual & location) ___________________________ 48. Plumbing ___________________________ 49. Plumber (individual & location) ___________________________ 50. Dentist ___________________________ 51. Doctor ___________________________ 52. Chiropractor ___________________________

Name:________________________________ Phone Number:_________________________ Return this form by noon on Thursday, Sept. 12 to cast your vote for Prince Rupert’s best.

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53. Esthetician (individual & location) ___________________________ 54. Fishing Charter Operator ___________________________ 55. Hairstylist (individual & location) ___________________________ 56. Mechanic (individual & location) ___________________________ 57. Pet Care ___________________________ 58. Pharmacy ___________________________ 59. Realtor ___________________________ 60. Receptionist ___________________________ 61. Welding/Fabricator Machining ___________________________ 62. Tanning salon ___________________________ 63. Tourism ___________________________ 64. Fitness ___________________________ 65. Employment service ___________________________ 66. Electronic/Computer service ___________________________ 67. Cleaning service ___________________________ 68. Insurance service ___________________________ 69. Travel service ___________________________

SHOPPING 70. Sporting Goods Store ___________________________ 71. Children’s Clothing ___________________________ 72. Hardware Store ___________________________ 73. Jewellery Store ___________________________ 74. Men’s Clothing ___________________________ 75. New Business (within last year) ___________________________ 76. Deals ___________________________

1. Only one entry per name, multiple entries will be discarded. 2. Maximum of 3 entry forms dropped off by one person. 3. All entries must include name and phone number. Entries submitted without a name and

77. Unique Gifts ___________________________ 78. Bike Shop ___________________________ 79. Tackle Shop ___________________________ 80. Women’s Clothing ___________________________ 81. Furniture ___________________________ 82. Appliances ___________________________ 83. Electronics ___________________________ 84. Business supplies ___________________________ 85. Automobile dealer ___________________________ SPORTS & RECREATION 86. Sports Team ___________________________ 87. Male Athlete ___________________________ 88. Female Athlete ___________________________ PEOPLE & PLACES 89. Local Artist (any medium) ___________________________ 90. Best Actor ___________________________ 91. Best Arts Event of the Year ___________________________ 92. Community Festival / Event ___________________________ 93. Place for live music ___________________________ 94. Place to watch Sports ___________________________ 95. New local idea ___________________________ 96. Environmental agency ___________________________ 97. Small business ___________________________ 98. Large business ___________________________ 99. Community Service group ___________________________ 100. Volunteer ___________________________

phone number will be discarded. 4. Entries must have at least 40 categories filled out to be valid. Any entry with less than 40 categories will be discarded. 5. No photocopied or faxed entries will be accepted.

Drop off or mail your entry to the Prince Rupert Northern View, 737 Fraser Street, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1R1


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TriCorp set Port Ed working with RTI on dust for reopening By Martina Perry

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By Martina Perry PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The Tribal Resources Investment Corporation (TriCorp) is pleased to be opening the doors of its new location this week. On Aug. 30, Jacquie Ridley of TriCorp told the Northern View the organization would reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 3, or later this week, in its new location in Grassy Bay. The building TriCorp was perviously located in was sold earlier this year, with the operations moving into a new building the Metlakatla Development Corporation constructed. The move will not affect which services are offered, with TriCorp running the same programs as before. “We’re just relocating our office,” Ridley said, adding growth is in the future. “We’re looking to expand some of our programs,” she said, adding TriCorp will be maintaining it’s services during the transitional time. Programs and services being expanded are not being released at this time. Additionally, Ridley said with the planned expansion, TriCorp is hoping to hire additional employees. The Tribal Resources Investment Corporation provides a range of financial services to First Nations entrepreneurs in Northwestern British Columbia, including Prince Rupert.

The District of Port Edward is all about working together. Port Edward council and Ridley Terminals Inc. (RTI) have agreed on a number of steps to prevent excess coal dust from travelling to the district and landing on people’s property. “It’s a work in progress ... I believe in working together, and that’s what we’re trying to do,” Port Edward Mayor Dave MacDonald said. Coal dust concerns were discussed at a Port Edward council meeting in early July, when Coun. Knut Bjorndal expressed his frustration about the amount of coal dust reaching Port Edward. Bjorndal wrote a stronglyworded letter to both the provincial and federal environment ministries, stating the problem has been happening sporadically over the last five years, with little action by RTI. In July, Port Edward officials received numerous complaints about coal dust covering boats, homes and patio furniture. One Port Edward homeowner reported leaving a bedroom window open for several hours, and returned home to discover a layer of coal dust in the room. RTI President George Dorsey, Corporate Affairs Manager Michelle Bryant, and Senior Manager Dennis Blake met with Port Edward council

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This picture, taken in early July, shows coal dust that entered through a Port Edward bedroom window.

shortly after the meeting. Mayor MacDonald said he was happy to be able to give representatives the district’s views on the coal dust issue. RTI reps and council also agreed on a number of steps to reduce the problem in the future, like spraying coal piles in RTI’s stockyard more frequently. RTI and Port Edward are also arranging a meeting with senior CN representatives to request coal cars are sprayed with a dust retardant before beginning the journey to Ridley Island, and set up a spraying system so empty rail cars travelling back are sprayed prior to entering Port Edward. RTI has also agreed to participate in the cost study to review which sidings should be modified in Port Edward. “We won’t be happy until our citizens are happy. As corporate citizens, I think they’re trying to do the best they can,” MacDonald said.


Following the meeting, the district wrote a letter to the provincial and federal environment ministries. The letter stated while the district is “very concerned about the coal dust issue”, RTI “has shown a willingness with Port Edward to minimize the impact of growth” which the district sees as positive steps toward a solution. “We will monitor the results with continued care to protect our community ... in the event that RTI’s willingness to work together should change, we will be asking for your intervention,” read the letter. MacDonald said there have been one or two formal complaints about coal dust since the meeting in July. Michelle Bryant, RTI’s corporate affairs manager, did not immediately respond to requests for comment by the Northern View. Attempts to reach Bjorndal were unsuccessful.



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.


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).


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. With Timbits Soccer, the first goal really is having fun. And with over 200,000 kids playing Timbits Soccer across Canada, that’s a whole lot of smiling faces. Tim Hortons is proud to support each and every one of these kids, along with your local Tim Hortons Restaurant Owners who are excited to be a part of this by supporting 60 boys and girls who play Timbits Soccer in Prince Rupert.

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LNG development may hinge on pricing agreements International Gas Union outlines challenges for Canada BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Western Canada is going to have to overcome a number of challenges to have a successful liquefied natural gas (LNG) export industry, states the International Gas Union (IGU). In the 2013 World LNG Report the IGU, which represents over 120 members in 81 countries, points to significant commercial and environmental risks that need to be addressed. One challenge, which the report claims to be quite significant, is the difference in pricing. LNG future contract price is set by a system called Henry Hub (HH), named 6127097 Got a confidential

“Project costs in Canada far exceed projects in the United States.” - International Gas Union after a distribution point on the gas pipeline in Louisiana, but the IGU said that is not what Canadian companies are wanting to charge. “Project costs in Canada far exceed counterpart projects in the United States where the natural gas market is much more liquid. Moreover, the distance between the proposed export facilities and the North American gas pipeline grid is large, and connections are small in both capacity and number. Exporting Henry Hub-linked LNG is risky because it forces sellers to produce no matter what happens to Henry Hub,” the report explains. “These factors are exacerbated by the tension between Asian buyers’ insistence on Henry Hub pricing and the sellers’ preference for oil-linked prices –a difference that has so far been hard to reconcile ... despite numerous marketing leads for Western Canada’s slate of projects, there are currently no finalized agreements with Asia Pacific buyers.” Greg Kist, president of Pacific NorthWest LNG, said pricing discussions are the subject of confidential negotiations, but acknowledged it is a consideration. “Historically, LNG prices have been linked to world oil prices but with the growing potential for North American natural gas to be shipped to LNG

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Projects like Pacific NorthWest LNG’s proposed terminal on Lelu Island may hinge on Asian customers and Canadian suppliers agreeing on which pricing structure is best.

importing countries, the interest has grown on the part of buyers to have exposure to North American natural gas prices ... today, natural gas prices in North America remain at relatively lower levels as compared to world oil prices because of the growth in natural gas supply. Just on the face of it, North American natural gas prices are approximately US$3.50/mmbtu [British thermal unit] as compared to approximately $15.00/mmbtu for natural gas in Japan. You must, however, factor in the cost of pipelines, liquefaction and shipping in order to assess the net difference between the two pricing points,” he said. The BG Group said Henry Hub pricing is a subject of discussion with potential clients.

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“We think traditional LNG projects will continue to be predominantly oillinked. Customers will always want lower prices. But Henry-Hub source cost/ indexation does not mean a low sales price. The industry costs for liquefaction, shipping and regasification, which are in addition to the cost of sourcing the gas itself, dictate the cost of LNG delivered to any particular point ... if we are seeing the introduction of some HH linked volumes into pricing then oil indexation is, by definition, losing market share. But this is not the start of a trend to transfer all LNG prices onto HH related pricing. A balance will be reached, with oil indexation still likely to account for the majority of LNG volumes,” said a spokesperson for the company. See LNG on Page A19


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BG, Pacific NorthWest LNG remain optimistic “Natural gas prices in North America remain at relatively low levels, as compared to world oil prices.” - Greg Kist opposition to pipelines in the region. “There has been significant local backlash to Enbridge’s proposed oil pipeline, which would connect Alberta’s oil sands to an export terminal at Kitimat, traversing a similar route as many of the proposed. However, local groups (including First Nations) have so far put up little opposition to gas facilities, partly due to the differing scale of negative effects of an oil spill versus a gas leak.” Despite the challenges, the report does note that Canada’s political climate is right for the industry to grow. “Liquefaction projects in Western Canada face a smaller range of political risks than those in the Lower 48, as Canada is much more accustomed to energy exports

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An LNG tanker of the kind that would load at proposed terminals at Prince Rupert.

on a large scale ... although projects that have not yet received export licenses still face the risk of delay or a potential limit being placed on the number of licenses granted, these risks are quite small,” reads the report. Regardless of the report, both Pacific NorthWest LNG and the BG Group see a bright future for LNG in western Canada. “Western Canadian LNG projects will have an advantage in terms of distance and time to key LNG markets in Asia. In terms of nautical miles, Prince Rupert to Tokyo is approximately the same distance, in nautical miles, as it is from Australia — the fastest

growing LNG producer,” said Kist “Prince Rupert is one of four new LNG supply projects that BG Group is progressing to help meet growing global demand for natural gas. With Prince Rupert, we have an attractive site (in a designated industrial zone) for a LNG plant and an agreement with Spectra, a major pipeline operator, for them to build and fund the pipeline ... Prince Rupert offers another option for a significant LNG project later in the decade, playing to our inherent skills in putting together complex projects and LNG chains,” said the BG spokesperson.

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LNG from Page A18 “Although some customers have expressed an interest in adding some HenryHub priced volumes into their portfolios we believe that this is based on a desire to diversify their price exposure rather than transfer their prices fully onto a HH basis. This means there will likely be a natural limit to the amount of HH linked volumes they want in their portfolios ... LNG is an expensive commodity and the price represents the costs of production just as much as it does the historical indexation.” The most touched upon risk to the industry in the report is the distance between the export point and the gas supply. “Based on announced costs, projects in Western Canada face inexpensive liquefaction costs (~$1,000 /ton) relative to greenfield projects in Australia. However, a major factor affecting Western Canadian projects is the need for a long, expensive pipeline to bring gas from eastern British Columbia to the coast ... as of May 2013, four projects have proposed building approximately 500 mile pipelines with costs of between $1,000 per million metric cubic feet per day (mmcf/d) to $3,000 per mmcf/d, which will significantly increase total project costs,” reads the report, which does point to


A20 • Northern View • September 4, 2013

Prince Rupert Walk

When: Sunday, Sept. 8 12:00 PM Where: Mariners Park (McBride and First Avenue) Registration Time: 11:00 AM Join us for a “fur”tastic day! Imagine the loving eyes, the wet kisses and the wagging tails of the thousands of animals’ lives you will save! Show your commitment to saving animal lives by paw-rticipating in the Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause. Together, our goal is to raise $1 million dollars for the animals of B.C. We can’t do it without you! Speak for those who can’t speak for themselves. Invite your friends, family and furry friends to join you this summer in fundraising for the nearly 29,000 animals helped by the BC SPCA each year then come out and celebrate your hard work with us! The BC SPCA does not currently receive any provincial or federal government funding and we are reliant on you to help us save the lives of abandoned, abused and neglected animals in Prince Rupert. We are so grateful for your support. Thank you!


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GwaiiTel Internet expansion nears completion




Residents of Haida Gwaii will be seeing enhanced Internet services this month with the expected completion of GwaiiTel’s Internet expansion project. The $2.2 million work includes a new radio link, a new and expanded on-island fibre optic network and new or expanded network management systems. The end result - Paul Daniell will be a noticeable improvement when it comes to connecting Haida Gwaii to the world. “[The benefits are] improved speed/ performance and reliability of internet access,” said GwaiiTel administrator Paul Daniell. “The communities have been struggling for several years with overloaded networks that often would not perform to expected levels as demand exceeded available capacity for access and bandwidth to and from the Internet on the mainland. The new radio link and network upgrades will remove the bottleneck and limits so that capacity will exceed demand — users should all see improved performance and an end to slowdowns that occurred during peak demand times, such as when kids come home from school.” At the same time as the company looks forward to completing this expansion, municipal councils on the island have been sending letters to Gwaii Trust “for immediate infrastructure grant funding” to support more expansion in the future. “Discussions are ongoing with Gwaii Trust related to options for future business plans and growth,” said Daniell.

“Users should all see improved performance.”

Haida Heritage Centre CEO Jason Alsop marches in the Aug. 24 parade that helped mark the fifth anniversary of the Haida Heritage Centre at Kay Llnagaay.

Skills the focus for new school year Enrolment projected to drop across B.C. BY SHAUN THOMAS HAIDA GWAII/ The Northern View

If B.C. Minister of Education Peter Fassbender had his way, students would be exposed to skilled labour options at a much earlier age. “We are going to encourage skills training at every level ... our view is that we need to start opening the doors of opportunity in Grade 6 and 7, not during the later part of their high school careers,” he said during an Aug.

“We are going to encourage skills training.” - Peter Fassbender 28 media call. “The more they learn about the wonderful opportunities available in their province now and, certainly, in the future, the earlier they see it and the

earlier we can partner with the private sector to show them some options.” But as the demand for workers increases in the Northwest, spurred on by major developments planned in the mining and LNG sectors, the number of students entering B.C. schools continues to decline. Preliminary projections from the ministry put enrolment for the coming year at 525,692 students, down 8,999 from last September and down 5,824 from the end of last school year. See LABOUR on Page B2


TOP CITIZEN Thebrn and Now ought to you by

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Joshua McLeod is presented with the Masset Haida Lions Junior Citizen of the Year during an awards ceremony held on Aug. 24. The Lions also presented the Citizen of the Year award to Stan Hansen, while the Village of Masset presented the Entrepreneur of the Year award to Ron and Tammy Atwell and the prestigious Freedom of the Village to Flo Perdue.

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Ernest and Lizzie Wo ed at 500 Taylor Stree ods locatt just off Borden Stree t. Mr. Woods came to Prince Rupert in 19 07 to enter employmen t with the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad as confidential clerk an d private secretary to harbour engineer Jam es H. Bacon. In 1909 he accepted the position of confidentia l secretary to David H. Hays, sole agent for the G.T.P. Railroad Town Development Co . Ltd, helping Hays conduct the sale of the remainder of the town lots in Prince Rupert. In June 1910 he became the first City clerk and remained in that position until 19 23 when he, his wife, and two daughters moved to Seattle..

LABOUR from Page B1 With the decline in enrolment, school districts are facing challenges when it comes to balancing the budget while meeting the educational needs of the students. “Every district would like to see more money, but we are under financial constraints. I have been asking every district to look at financial efficiencies and to look at their priorities ... ultimately we want to ensure we protect the core services and core programs at every district,” said Fassbender. “I think our job is to provide an improvement

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- Peter Fassbender to what is already one of the best education systems in the country by being creative and being innovative.” As well as working to improve the education system, the ministry will be meeting with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) this week to try and prevent job action that would close schools, and is scheduled to begin talks with the BC Teacher’s Federation on a long-term contract in October. “I am looking forward to a new school year, and a school year without disruptions,” he said.

Prince Rupert Minor Basketball Association 2013 Registration Registration will be held in the Civic Centre Raven Room on the following dates

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September 4, 2013 • Northern View • B3

Oil spill response gap not a surprise to minister BY JEFF NAGEL VICTORIA / Black Press

Environment Minister Mary Polak says advice she got from staff in June on the inadequacy of B.C.’s oil spill response capability largely underscored what the government had already disclosed a year ago. She was responding to the Freedom of Information release of her ministerial briefing book, which warned the environment ministry isn’t adequately staffed to meet existing oil spill risks, let alone those from proposed new export pipelines. “Even a moderate-sized spill would overwhelm the province’s ability to respond and could result in a significant liability for government,” the document said. On land, it noted, an hour-long spill from Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway project could spill 21,000 barrels of diluted bitumen into the B.C. wilderness. Polak said in an interview little of the information came as a surprise. The province last summer released a series of reports that bluntly spelled out

B.C.’s deficiencies to backstop its demand – issued at the same time – that any new heavy oil pipeline meet five key conditions, including world-leading marine and land spill protections. Although her briefing book said spill safeguard requirements imposed on industry in both Washington State and Alaska are “far in excess of what is required in B.C.” the 2012 documents went into considerably more detail. “That’s the entire basis for the work we have undertaken,” Polak said. “What I saw in the briefing notes just added to the urgency of conducting that work. It reminds you that while industry continues to develop and our economy grows, we have not over time kept pace with the changes.” Proposals to improve both marine and land spill responses are in the works for release later this year or early 2014. The land response initiative aims to improve prevention and cleanup measures not just for pipelines, but also for hauling petroleum by train or tanker truck. Marine rules also must improve safety not just for oil tankers but less obvious sources of potential spills, Polak said, such as large cargo ships that carry as

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The 249-metre Everest Spirit makes its way to the Second Narrows Bridge in Burrard Inlet, on its way to Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Terminal in Burnaby.

much bunker fuel oil as a small tanker. NDP environment critic Spencer Chandra Herbert accused the province of stacking its oil spill advisory committee with industry representatives and said that’s unlikely to lead to world-leading spill prevention policies. “The government is allowing the oil industry to dominate the discussion, when a major spill would devastate not only our environment but other key industries like fishing and tourism, whose interests should be represented at the table,” he said.

Polak said more sectors will be consulted, but added it’s reasonable to work closely with the industry at the outset to evaluate its operations and capabilities. A land spill response corporation or cooperative funded by industry, similar to the one charged with cleanup of marine spills, is one potential option. Petroleum movers want to be involved, she added. “They recognize it’s part of the social licence they need to have in place to operate in this province,” Polak said.

NOTICE OF SCHEDULED POWER INTERRUPTION DIGBY ISLAND, METLAKATLA AND PORT SIMPSON We will be making electrical system improvements in Digby Island, Metlkatla, and Port Simpson on Monday, September 9 and Sunday, September 15 To ensure the safety of our work crews, it will be necessary to interrupt electrical service for approximately 3 hours on Monday, September 9 and for approximately 12 hours on September 15.

Where: All of Digby Island, Metlakatla and Port Simpson When: Monday, September 9 When: Sunday, September 15 Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Time: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. To prepare for this interruption and protect your equipment from damage, turn off all lights, electric heaters and major appliances and unplug all electronics. For the first hour after the power comes back on, please only plug in or turn on those electronics and appliances that you really need. This will help ensure the electrical system does not get overloaded. We are sorry for the inconvenience. We will restore your power as soon as we can. Prepare for outages and stay informed by visiting or from your handheld device. Please call 1 888 POWERON (1 888 769 3766) for more information.


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Crossword Sept 8: Nisga’a Hall Open House 1-4pm. Free food , dance performance and bouncy castle. Sept 8: Friendship House is offering Hoops Education. Junior Boys Basketball A&B team registration ages 13 - 17. Practice times will be made after meeting. Parents Coaches meeting Monday Sept. 8 at 7 pm. Register players at The Friendship House. Contact Craig Bolton. Sept 14: BC Métis Federation Community Meeting. North Pacific Cannery Museum Port Edward. Community Meeting starts at 5 pm. Coffee and soft drinks, crab/corn chowder with bannock. BC Métis Federation President Keith Henry & Vice President Daryl Piper will be attending. For more information visit www.


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Sept. 15: Terry Fox Run. Registration starts at 12 noon at Northern Savings Credit Union. Run, Walk, Bike starts at 1:00 pm. BBQ to follow Sept 16 - 21: Annual BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. Watch your mailbox for your donation bag, fill it with non perishable items and put it on your doorstep for pickup on Saturday, Sept. 21 by 9:30 am. Not all streets will be covered, if you do not recieve a bag and want to donate or would like to volunteer contact Julie @ 250-624-4206 by Sept. 20 Sept 18 - Nov. 13: The Prince Rupert and District Hospice Society is sponsoring a nine week Support Group, “Journey Through Grief”, Wed. evenings, Sept 18 - Nov 13. Our group is for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. We believe grief has no time limit therefore your loss need not be a recent one. We do however recommed that there be at least three months from the time of your loss to joining the group. Learn what to expect and gain skills to manage your grief while connecting with others who share a similar journey. Pre-registration is required. For further information, to register, or for 1 on 1 support call the Hospice Office at 250-6226204. Please leave your name and number and your call will be returned. The fee is $20 to cover the cost of materials. Subsidies are available. 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 or 604-895-5790 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 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 250-627-4899 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. 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.

Eileen Parker Eileen Sonja Parker, 80, of Nanaimo, BC, peacefully passed away on August 21, 2013. Eileen, affectionately known as "Ella", was born to Otto & Astrid Jerstad on August 13, 1933 in her beloved hometown Prince Rupert, BC. She lived there most of her life until she moved to Nanaimo in 1994 to help raise her grandchildren. As a hard-working mother of 4 and loving grandmother, Eileen has always been dedicated to keeping her family together. She was an accomplished career woman and possessed many talents. Eileen worked as an executive secretary for the RCMP, BC government, and the mill in Prince Rupert, as well as, a court stenographer. She was a beautiful piano player and loved to walk, read and spend time with her loved ones. She will be remembered as a strong and beautiful woman that made everyone smile. Eileen is survived by her sister Ruthie (Harry) and brother Arnold. Her children: Robbie (Bonita), Lynne, and Ann (Tony). Her grandchildren: Brant (his son Ethan), Scott, Ryan, Karen, Ashley & Kirsten. Her nephew Bob and niece Dale. She has re-connected in heaven with her parents and her son, Greg. She will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends. The Northern View Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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EXCITING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Prince Rupert Grain Ltd. operates a world-class, high-speed grain export terminal situated in Prince Rupert on the scenic north coast of British Columbia. The Maintenance department is currently seeking qualified applicants for the following positions.

Electrician Millwright (Industrial Mechanic) Sheet Metal Worker The ideal candidates will hold a TQ and IP ticket in their respective fields of expertise. You must be able to demonstrate a high degree of troubleshooting experience, possess a superior technical background and have the desire to continue to work in an industrial maintenance setting. These are union positions and shift work will be required. Currently these positions are paid as per our current collective agreement in addition, PRG offers a comprehensive hourly employee benefit program. Interested individuals who want to join our team are invited to submit your resumes in confidence by Sept 6, 2013 to: Human Resources Department Prince Rupert Grain Ltd. PO Box 877 Prince Rupert, BC V8J 3Y1 or Fax: (250) 627-8541 or email Prince Rupert Grain Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer.

Help Wanted An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta. FIELD CLERK Needed for out of town work site (21/7 schedule). Mature, flexible and positive communicator, understanding of importance of safety culture. Reporting to onsite foreman & Edmonton HO. Transportation to & from work site provided. Potential to grow with company; Fax 780-488-3002.



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LAKEVIEW DENTAL Centre. Energetic, motivated F/T Hygienist required. Knowledge of the Cleardent Program an asset. Hours are Monday to Thursday. Please send resume to Lakeview Dental Centre, Box 310, Burns Lake, B.C. V0J 1E0 or fax to (250) 692-4251 or email to

GUARANTEED JOB Placement: General laborers and tradesmen for oil and gas industry. Call 24hr Free Recorded Message. For Information 1-800-972-0209.

PR: On-Call Driver required immediately for Body Removal Services. Prince Rupert Area. Must have clean drivers license. Criminal check is required. Heavy lifting may also be required. Please call 250624-1718 for further info. Taxi Driver for Queen Charlotte / Skidegate on beautiful Haida Gwaii, minimum class 4 BC License and experience preferred; Call Gwaii Taxi and Tours 250-559-2380 Western Equipment Ltd. We are currently looking for a small motor mechanic in our fast growing Terrace location. We are a large dealer of Stihl products and handle Toro and Briggs and Stratton as well. We offer a competitive wage and benefit programs. You must have experience and be very customer service orientated. Some training will be provided through Stihl Canada courses. Not all applicants will be contacted. Send resumes via email or fax. 250 635-4161

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Administrative Assistant (maternity leave)

This position will provide assistance and support to all programs and services within Hecate Strait Employment Development Society. Preferred Skills and Abilities Good interpersonal skills 50 wpm (tested) on Microsoft Word Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel Grade 12 graduation At least three years experience in a multi-discipline ofÂżce Able to pass a criminal record check Additional Skills Some bookkeeping or Simply Accounting knowledge Ability to prioritize and be self motivated Willing to learn new skills Flexibility

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This position will work as part of a team of case managers for the WORK BC/ Employment Program of BC. Preferred Skills Good interpersonal skills Completion of Career Counselling training Grade 12 graduation and some post-secondary Excellent computer skills and ability to learn the Integrated Case Management System Able to pass a criminal record check At least three years in a similar position Additional Skills Good time management and ability to work as part of a group Self motivated Apply before September 6th with resume, cover letter and at least three references to: Kathy Bedard ChieI Administrative 2IĂ€cer Hecate Strait Employment Development Society 208 1st Avenue East, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 4M8

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Reporting to the Superintendent of Schools and the Secretary-Treasurer, the Executive Assistant will provide both administrative and secretarial support services for the Superintendent of Schools, the Secretary-Treasurer, the Board of Education and other senior staff. The successful applicant will be responsible for performing highly sensitive and confidential secretarial assignments while functioning in an environment with many time-sensitive issues. Applicants must be detail oriented and have an appreciation for accuracy. It is essential that the candidate has the ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision. The position requires confidentiality, diplomacy and superior information management skills. This is a part-time position, 20 hours per week, at the School District Administration office in Prince Rupert, B.C. Salary is competitive and will be determined based upon experience and qualifications; the school district provides an extensive benefits package. The successful candidate will commence employment in this position as soon as possible at a mutually agreeable time as arranged by the candidate and the Director, Human Resources. A complete job description can be accessed on the School District No. 52 website at Please forward your resume and supporting documents, including references by 4:00 p.m., Friday, September 13, 2013 to: Ms. Kathy Gomez, Director, HR School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) 634-6th Ave. East, Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J 1X1 &NBJMLHPNF[!TECDDBt'BY  



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Antiques / Vintage PR: Furniture For Sale; wardrobe, sideboard-desk, pressback nurse rocker, 2 pressback chairs Call 250-624-6055

Garage Sales Raise the roof garage sale. Sat Aug 31. 9 am - 12 pm. Bethel First Church 1433 India Ave. 250-624-2273. Donations appreciated. Sat. Sept 7. from 9 am - noon. Furniture, kitchen ware and other misc. items.1427 8th ave East The Northern View Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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STORAGE for CONTAINERS Merchandise Sale Merchandise for Sale Used 20’40’45’53’ in stock. SPECIAL 44’X40’ Container Shop w/steel trusses $13,800! Sets up in one day! 40’ Containers under A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY$2500! Toll Free Also STORAGECall CONTAINERS JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders Used 20’40’45’53’ in stock. JD 892D LC Excavator SPECIAL Ph 1-866-528-7108 44’X40’ Container Shop Delivery$13,800! BC and AB w/steel trusses up in one day!

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1123-1137 Borden Street Adult-oriented. Quiet location with harbour view. CLIFF SIDE Heat and hot water included. APARTMENTS Minutes walking to 1123-1137 Borden Street downtown and hospital. Adult-oriented. References required. Quiet location with view. 1,harbour 2, or 3 bedroom suites. Heat and hot water included. Some furnished. Minutes walking to Prince Rupert downtown and hospital. 250-624-5800 References required. 1, 2, or 3 bedroom suites. Some furnished. Prince Rupert



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PR: Mature person wanted to share fully furnished home. PE: Luxury One Bedroom Move-in ready. $450 + $125 Suite Available Sept 1,2013 forNewer utilities. Ref. Req. Call house/bright suite. or5 Text new250-615-9925 appliances incl. DW, en-

suite laundry W/D, central vac, gas f/p/elec. heat. Lovely area/Beautiful 10 min. PE: Luxuryto One Bedroom commute Prince Rupert. Suite Available plus Sept 1,2013 $700/mo. utilities. Newer house/bright suite. 5 250-628-9433 new appliances incl. DW, enPt. Ed: 1 bdrm fully vac, furn, suite laundry W/D,suite central heat f/p/elec. incl/cable/ph. N/P. gas heat. N/S, Lovely w/d accessible. Quiet area/Beautiful 10 location. min. Prefer out-of-towners. Call commute to Prince Rupert. 250-628-9369. Lv msg. utilities. $700/mo. plus

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250-628-9433 Pt. Ed: 1 bdrm suite fully furn, heat incl/cable/ph. N/S, N/P. w/d location. PR:accessible. 2 bdrm, Quiet 265 PR Blvd. Prefer out-of-towners. Call N/S, N/P. $600 per month. 250-628-9369. Lv msg.references Work & landlord

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Pacific Coach works 2008 Tango 21CD 21’ travel trailer. Sleeps 6, very good condition. Asking $15,000. 250-624-5891



PR: 1985 8’6� Frontier camper. Very clean, hydraulic jacks, stored leaks, 2008 solar Pacifi c inside, Coach noworks panel. 21CD $1,200.21’ Calltravel Kevintrailer. 250Tango Sleeps 6, very good condition. 627-1323 Asking $15,000. 250-624-5891

PR: 1985 8’6� Frontier camper. Very clean, hydraulic jacks, stored inside, no leaks, solar panel. $1,200. Call Kevin 250627-1323

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PR: 2 bdrm, 265 PR Blvd. N/S, N/P. $600 per month. Work & landlord references req’d. Avail Oct 1. Gas fireCREST place &PINE Electric Heat. Lv mess.3778-884-2241 Bdrm. 2 Level T/H


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Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing with respect to “Zoning Amendment Notice hereby given will thatbe a Public with 9, respect to “Zoning Amendment Bylaw is No. 334, 2013� held onHearing September 2013 commencing at 7:00 p.m. in Bylaw No. 3334, 2013� will beFloor held of onCity September 20133rd commencing at 7:00 p.m. Council Chambers, Second Hall, 4249,West Avenue, Prince Rupert, in Council Chambers, Second Floor of City Hall, 424 West 3rd Avenue, Prince Rupert, B.C. Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing with respect to “Zoning Amendment B.C. No. 334, 2013� will be held on September 9, 2013 commencing at 7:00 p.m. in Bylaw The purpose of the bylaw is to amend the Zoning Bylaw No. 3286, 2009 as follows: Council Chambers, of City 424 Bylaw West 3rd Prince Rupert, The purpose of theSecond bylaw isFloor to amend theHall, Zoning No.Avenue, 3286, 2009 as follows: 1. By amending Section 3.5.0 Sitting Exceptions. B.C. 1. By amending Section 3.5.0 Siting Exceptions. 2. purpose By amending 3.6.0isHeight Exceptions The of the bylaw to amend the Zoning Bylaw No. 3286, 2009 as follows: 2. By amending 3.6.0 Height Exceptions. 3. By adding Section 3.13.0 Antenna Systems. 1. By amending Section 3.5.0 Sitting Exceptions. 3. By adding Section 3.13.0 Antenna Systems. The intent of the proposed bylaw is to accommodate newly developed and adopted 2. By amending 3.6.0 Height Exceptions The intentSystem of the proposed Antenna Policy. bylaw is to accommodate newly developed and adopted 3. By adding Section 3.13.0 Antenna Systems. Antenna System Policy. A copy and relevant documentation may be inspected at the The intentofofthe thebylaw proposed bylaw isbackground to accommodate newly developed and adopted ACity copy the bylaw and relevant background documentation may be inspected at the of of Prince Rupert Antenna System Policy.City Hall during regular office hours (9:30 am to 4:30 p.m.) from City of Prince Rupert City Hall during regular office am to 4:30 9, p.m.) from Monday through Friday commencing on August 23,hours 2013 (9:30 until September 2013. The AMonday copy of through the is bylaw and relevant background documentation be inspected at The the Friday commencing on August 23,Rupert 2013 untilmay September 9, 2013. information also available on the City of Prince City of Prince Rupert City Hall during regular office hours (9:30 am to 4:30 p.m.) from information is also available on the City of Prince Rupert website at Monday through Friday commencing on August 23, 2013 until September 9, 2013. The At the Public Hearing all persons thatRupert their interest is affected by the information is also available on the who City deem of Prince At the Public Hearing persons who deem that their interesttoisbe affected proposed bylaws shallallbe afforded a reasonable opportunity heard by or the to present proposed bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity toisbe or to present submissions respecting contained in the bylaws. If heard you cannot Atwritten the Public Hearing all persons matters who deem that their interest affected by theattend written submissions matters contained inelectronic) the bylaws. If you the public hearing allrespecting written submissions (mailed be cannot received by the proposed bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity tomust be heard or to attend present the public hearing all written submissions orthe electronic) must received by Development Services Department bycontained no(mailed later than 4:30 p.m. on 9, 2013. written submissions respecting matters in bylaws. If September yoube cannot attend the Development Services Department no later than 4:30 p.m. on the hearing all writtenor submissions electronic) must beSeptember received by9,the If public you have any questions comments,by(mailed please contact: Zeno Krekic, City Planner at 2013. Development Services Department by no later than 4:30 p.m. on September 9, 2013. (250) 627-0960 or by email to

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