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End of the Rainbow at Raft Cove A O’Toole Gazette staff RAFT COVE—BC Parks made the decision to close Raft Cove Provincial Park Saturday at noon after a protest against a planned gathering erupted on Facebook last week.

Word spread Tuesday, August 6, of an Event page inviting members of the Rainbow Family — a leaderless band embracing many of the values of the ‘60s counter-culture movement — to the remote North Island location for a monthlong gathering. The event had just over

1,800 “Going” with many more invited, the destination apparently an eleventh-hour change from a previously arranged location. Soon after, a protest page was set up, urging BC Parks to take action against the gathering. The protest gained support at an astounding

rate, with more than 1,400 joining in a 48-hour period. The protesters argued the site was unsuited to such a large gath-

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Members of the RCMP Musical Ride ride in the “bridal arch” formation during their performance at Storey’s Beach last Wednesday. See more in North Island Life, page 11, and online at www.northisJ.R. Rardon

McNeill teen charged in stabbing Gazette staff A 16-year-old Port McNeill youth was taken into custody and his 56-year-old stepfather was hospitalized following a stabbing incident at their home last week.

The incident occurred last Tuesday, said Port McNeill RCMP. The teen was charged with aggravated assault. After initially being taken to hospital for a mental health assessment, the

youth was released and the following day had a bail hearing by phone. He was released pending a court date under conditions including a no-contact order, Port McNeill RCMP Sgt. Craig Blanchard said.

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The victim was rushed to hospital by RCMP, where he was expected to make a full recovery from a stab wound to a lung. “It was a fairly serious puncture wound to the lung with a small knife,” said



Blanchard. “It could have turned out much worse.” The youth cannot be named, under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and the stepfather’s name is withheld to protect the identity of the youth.

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Members of an RCAF Cormorant helicopter crew look down upon a commercial fishing vessel prior to extracting a crewman in distress Sunday west of Port Hardy. 19 Wing Comox

Gazette staff PORT HARDY—A middle-aged man was hospitalized in stable condition Sunday night after being airlifted by an RCAF helicopter crew from a commercial fishing boat approximately 80 nautical miles west of Port Hardy. Air Controllers at Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria received a call indicating that the man was experiencing a possible medical condition on board the 48-foot vessel and was in need of evacuation to hospital. The Cormorant crew from 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron

took off from its base at 19 Wing Comox and was on scene at just before 5 p.m. “We talked to the ship and got the crew to clear a spot on the deck so that we could lower our Search and Rescue Technician safely,” said Captain Pierre Faucher, aircraft commander. “Fishing vessels are always challenging to lower SAR Techs onto because of the masts, antennas and rigging on board.” As the Cormorant hovered overhead, the Flight Engineer (F.E.) operating the hoist lowered the SAR Tech to the deck. “It was a small area

Man medevaced from Holberg Gazette staff HOLBERG—The 422 Transport and Rescue Squadron responded Monday to medevac an injured man from a logging site near Holberg. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria received the call for assistance from B.C. Ambulance after the middle-aged man was struck by a falling branch. Although paramedics were able to evacuate the man from the logging site, it became apparent that he was in need of urgent care. With fog, low clouds and rain in the area, Air Controllers at JRCC called 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron and a Cormorant helicopter crew took off from their base at 19 Wing Comox. “We had bad weather most of the way,” said Major Troy Maa, aircraft commander.  “We were flying by instruments, but we were

The crew of a Cormorant helicopter receives a patient from B.C. Ambulance paramedics at a logging road near Holberg, Monday afternoon. The crew transferred the injured man to Victoria.

to hoist onto,” said Master Corporal Giles Bagley, SAR Tech. “I went down quick, put a sling around the man for the sake of speed, and with perfect timing, the F.E. got us back on

board the helicopter in no time.” The helicopter then flew to Port Hardy where the man was transferred in stable condition to B.C. Ambulance for transport to hospital.

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Choirs a world apart share virtual stage J.R. Rardon Gazette staff PORT McNEILL—When the Wild Heart Music choir wrapped up its performance Tuesday at St. John Gualbert Church, applause broke out in Africa. Minutes later, it was the local youths’ turn to clap as the Bulembu Choir performed its own song in Swaziland. The two children’s choirs were linked by an unsteady Skype connection over the internet, as well as the much stronger connection of siblings Clifton and Georgia Murray. Clifton was in Swaziland with the Tenors, who were performing a benefit concert for Bulembu later that evening. The Tenors, formerly known as the Canadian Tenors, have been performing the benefits for the stricken region, which

has one of the highest HIV/ AIDS rates in the world, since 2010. Younger sister Georgia is a Port McNeill-raised, Victoria-based artist who helped form the Wild Heart program last year through an online auction. She flew to Port McNeill Monday evening to join the Wild Heart singers for their online meeting with their African counterparts, children orphaned by the devastating plague. After some initial problems securing a connection, the local youths cheered as the image of the Bulembu children appeared on a large screen on the wall. “My understanding is there was 20 of them there, who were selected to sing with The Tenors,” said Deborah Murray, a member of the Wild Heart board and mother of the singing

Above, members of the Wild Heart Music youth choir gather before their Skype performance Tuesday at St. John Gualbert Church in Port McNeill. At right, Georgia Murray signs the T-shirt of Port McNeill’s Halleah Rienks while Stephanie Lacasse looks on. J.R. Rardon Murray siblings. The Wild Heart singers video-online] have been attending a vocal camp all week, in tion for a performance during OrcaFest Saturday.

North Island boosts presence on VIEA board Gazette staff The North Island now has two representatives on the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance, with Lillian Hunt of Alert Bay being elected to a spot during VIEA’s AGM this summer in Courtenay. Hunt joins Port McNeill councillor and businesswoman Gaby Wickstrom, who was elected to a three-year term on the board in

2012. Hunt is the Cultural Tourism Guide for U’mista Cultural Society in Alert Bay. She also serves as the Vancouver Island Director for Aboriginal Tourism BC (ATBC), North Island Director for Tourism Vancouver Island, Vancouver Island North Tourism Committee, North Island Director for INFilm Board, Community Futures of Mt. Waddington,

the BC Museum Association, and Quatsino Economic Development Board. Hunt served office for the Village of Alert Bay for two terms before deciding to dedicate her efforts towards tourism development for her community and region. Wickstrom has resided in the North Island region for 18 years. She is the owner/ operator of Oceanview Driving School Ltd.

and currently serves as a Councillor with the Town of Port McNeill. Throughout her time in the community she has been involved as President of the Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Port McNeill Advisory Planning Committee, and Chair of the Vancouver Island North Tourism Committee as well as serving on numerous

committees of Council. Dan Smith of Campbell River and formerly with the First Nations Summit is the new Chair. Dave Willie of Qualicum Beach continues in the role of Past Chair, and the Chair-Elect is Sandy Herle of Parksville. C o n t i n u i n g Directors include Dr. Pedro Marquez, Dean of International Business, Royal Roads

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Cody joined the Hardy Buoys work force in June 2012 right after high school graduation. Initially hired into the seasonal sports caught program, he quickly showed his aptitude and was moved into the commercial processing program permanently by the following month. As an employee that is reliable, flexible, and a fast learner with a very positive attitude, Cody is a favourite among his peers. Cody has spent time in many areas of the process, excelling in all of them. Recently mastering how to smoke the fish, he is relied upon during the extra busy periods to monitor the second shifts. Cody has grown up in Port Hardy, achieved academic success throughout his schooling, and proved to be a natural athlete, having played competitive hockey, soccer, and baseball as well as many other sports. Cody still continues to enjoy sports and now also volunteers with Port Hardy Minor Hockey, having helped coach a Peanuts team during the 2012/2013 season. A natural leader, he is an excellent mentor to new employees and looked up to by the summer students. Cody’s future plans are to attend post secondary and earn a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, but for now he is enjoying his time with friends, and in all honestly when asked what he likes most about his job, he said “making money!” Cody is an Amazing young man with a very bright future, we are proud to have on our team.

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Protesters: gathering too large for park from page 1 ering, with many pointing to the lack of access to fresh water, toilet facilities, cell coverage and medical care as issues. Many more expressed concern over potential damage to the site, citing problems resulting from previous gatherings in other locations. The rapid escalation of the protest led to widespread media attention Thursday, and erroneous early reports of hundreds of people on site and contraventions of a fire ban helped fuel the online outrage. A release from BC Parks stating that it was aware of the concerns and monitoring the situation was met on its Facebook site with a barrage of comments urging the park’s closure. BC Parks called an informational meeting Friday with the RDMW, RCMP, WFP and Quatsino First Nations among those in attendance. “We had a good discussion,” said Port Hardy Mayor Bev Parnham. “As far as I’m concerned, the park is full at the minute. I don’t think people realize how difficult it will be.”

The situation at the park Saturday was somewhat tamer than what had been previously reported in the media. Saturday morning, about 70 people were on the beach, with about two dozen tents in evidence. Those present welcomed visitors and many were eager to speak to locals. Those on the ground blamed a communications breakdown for the situation. One member, Red Crow, explained that the Event page that sparked the furor originally pointed to a site on the mainland. A large gathering had been planned for that location but was cancelled due to a fuel spill. After that gathering was cancelled and no clear consensus emerged for an alternate site, a small group from the West Coast made for Raft Cove. Red Crow explained that an unknown person in the World Rainbow Family changed the details on the page to point to Raft Cove, seemingly due to the lack of consensus. Those interviewed were in agreement with locals that Raft Cove was completely unsuited to such large

numbers touted, none expected anything like thousands of people to attend, nor for people to stay for a month. Indeed, the majority interviewed planned to stay for one to three nights. Participants said while many gathering are truly huge, this one was unlikely to draw large numbers for a variety of reasons. First, the number of people “Going” on Facebook was seen as inflated to begin with. The site was not agreed by consensus and at least two other alternate sites were known. In addition, many would be unable or unwilling to foot the extra cost of traveling from the mainland to the North Island. The

on private land, on big fields, and people would go out months in advance to prepare the site.” He explained the group had wanted to hold a small, alcoholfree, family-friendly get-together and hadn’t expected to draw the attention they did. He said that they were trying to get in contact with the Quatsino First Nations and were hoping to have a telephone conference Monday, but had been in regular contact with BC Parks Rangers and were working to allay fears. The group had arranged to bring in fresh water and food daily by boat down the

Rainbow Gathering down near Port Alberni,” said Jai, a Rainbow veteran. “It’s on private land and they’re like ‘Welcome, we want you to come here.’ People getting off the ferry will be like, ‘Do we go over here where they’re saying ‘welcome home’ or do we drive all the way up there and take a chance?’” “This is not how we do things,” said Red Crow. “Normally when Two BC Parks rangers speak with members we host a gathering we of the Rainbow Family while announcing are in contact with (BC) the closure of Raft Cove Provincial Park Parks, the community, Saturday. Nancy Wilson First Nations… That didn’t happen here and length of the journey in the Koots,” said Red we’re really apologetic Crow. for that. We’d never would deter others. The attention gar- hold a big gathering “A lot of the Family have jobs and families nered by the pro- somewhere like this, — they can maybe go test was also a fac- it just wouldn’t work. for the weekend if it’s tor. “There’s another Normally they’re held

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Rainbow Family campers are welcomed by a sign where the trail emerges from the woods onto the beach at Raft Cove. The group’s tents are barely visible in the distance, at centre.

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from page 4 Macjack River and to return on the tide to remove garbage. The issue of feces was raised a number of times by protesters. Red Crow said, “We’ve been using the composting toilets and we’ve asked the Parks guys to keep an eye on it. If they think it’s getting close to capacity we’ve agreed that we’ll start using buckets and hauling them out with the garbage every day.” The Ministry of Environment confirmed reports that a latrine trench had been dug one metre above the vegetation line. The trench was not near any water source and, as of Tuesday morning was being covered over. All of those interviewed were adamant that the group was very conscious of keeping their environmental impact to a minimum. The only garbage visible on a hike to the park Saturday were three long-discarded beer cans on the way in, and the campers’ garbage confined to a bag in the kitchen area. A single fire was lit in that area. Contrary to some reports, no fire ban is in effect for Raft Cove; the area is within the fog zone. BC Parks Rangers were stationed at the trail head and informed hikers and campers of the park’s closure. The officers declined to answer questions from the Gazette, referring all inquiries to a media contact and stating that they were simply there to deliver message of the closure. “BC Parks is closing Raft Cove Provincial Park in response to concerns arising from the World Rainbow Gathering that began August 7th,” said the release from the Ministry of Environment. “The

closure was prompted over specific concerns that an increase in the number of visitors unprepared for such a remote and rugged location would significantly increase the risk to public health and safety, the protection of the natural environment and the preservation of park values. The closure takes effect at 12 p.m. (Saturday) and will last until further notice. “BC Parks has been aware of concerns expressed by the public, and made the decision to close the park in consultation with other agencies including the Vancouver Island Health Authority and the provincial archaeology branch, local governments, the local forest industry, First Nations and the RCMP. “BC Parks will be on site daily to manage the closure over the coming days and will reassess as necessary.” The news was greeted stoically by those we spoke to. “I was

heading out tomorrow anyway,” said one Rainbow member, Paloma. “Everyone’s been a bit disillusioned with all the protests.” “It was really nice to be here, it’s beautiful,” said her colleague, “But if people don’t want us to be here we’ll go. We don’t want to be disrespectful. I just feel sad for people that are traveling a long way to get here and now they’ll have to go somewhere else.” Locally, the news of the park’s closure was greeted with jubilation by protesters, with dozens praising the decision in comments on the site’s Facebook page. “Hey friends,” said a post on the Raft Cove Rainbow Gathering Discussion Page from Terry Eissfeldt, a driving force behind the original protest event on Facebook. “We closed our page on protecting Raft Cove as we feel we’ve accomplished our goal. Although 100+ remain

LAND ACT: NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR A DISPOSITION OF CROWN LAND FILE #1414095 Notice is given that BC Timber Sales (Seaward Business Office in Port McNeill, B.C.) intends to make an application to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, North Island-Central Coast District Office, for a Licence of Occupation – Industrial Log Handling, File #1414095. This site is on provincial Crown land in Burke Channel.

on the beach we are To obtain a copy of the application or submit a written comment, please contact: Kathy Howard, Land Officer, 2217 Mine Road, Box 7000, Port McNeill, B.C. V0N 2R0, confident that BC OR Parks has the situation Shiloh McCulley, BCTS, 2217 Mine Road, Box 7000, Port McNeill, B.C. V0N 2R0, in hand. Thanks for everything! And Peace to those who are truly The application will be available for review and comment for 30 days from August for Peace and brotherly 15, 2013. Comments will be received until September 13, 2013. The Ministry of love. We are known Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations office may not be able to consider by our actions not our comments received after this period. Comments can also be posted online at: http:// words.” As of Tuesday, the Ministry of Please be sure to cite the applicant’s name, the location of the proposed activity and Environment said there the file number. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considwere fewer than 50 ered part of the public record. For additional information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource people still at the park Operations office. preparing to TW leave and the group was workClient: Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations ing with BC Parks to clean up Campaign: the site. BCTS Seaward disposition of Crown land #1414095 Size: 4.31” x 7.8” A full site assessment will be conducted after those remaining leave. While it was difficult to quantify what LAND ACT: effect the closure and protests had on numNOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY FOR A bers, an estimated 20 DISPOSITION OF CROWN LAND had been turned away FILE #1414095 at the entrance since Saturday’s closure. Notice is given that BC Timber Sales (Seaward Business Office in Port McNeill, Red Crow saw irony B.C.) intends to make an application to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural in the uproar the gathResource Operations, North Island-Central Coast District Office, for a Licence of ering had sparked; “It’s Occupation – Industrial Log Handling, File #1414095. This site is on provincial Crown funny in a way. The land in Burke Channel. rednecks are protesting the hippies to protect To obtain a copy of the application or submit a written comment, please contact: the environment. We Kathy Howard, Land Officer, 2217 Mine Road, Box 7000, Port McNeill, B.C. V0N 2R0, can go home now, our OR job is done.” Shiloh McCulley, BCTS, 2217 Mine Road, Box 7000, Port McNeill, B.C. V0N 2R0,

DISTRICT OF PORT HARDY NOTICE OF HIGHWAY CLOSURE, REMOVAL OF DEDICATION AS HIGHWAY AND DISPOSITION OF LAND In accordance with sections 40 and 94 of the Community Charter, the District of Port Hardy hereby gives notice of its intention to adopt District of Port Hardy Highway Closure and Dedication Removal Bylaw No. 1014-2013 (the "Bylaw"). If adopted, the Bylaw will have the effect of closing to all traffic, part of an unnamed and unconstructed highway that comprises 115.8 square metres as shown outlined in heavy black line on the reference plan below (the “Parcel”), and to remove its dedication as highway. Persons who consider they are affected by the Bylaw will be provided the opportunity to make representations to District of Port Hardy Council at its meeting at the Municipal Hall, 7360 Columbia Street, Port Hardy, BC, on August 27, 2013 at 7:00 p.m., or by delivering a written submission by 4:00 p.m. on August 27, 2013 to the Director of Corporate & Development Services using the contact information below.

In accordance with sections 26 and 94 of the Community Charter, the District of Port Hardy further gives notice of its intention to sell the Parcel as well as that portion of land described and shown on the above reference plan as "Part Section 30 Township 6 PLAN VIP61471" (the "Land"), to the adjacent landowner, Port Hardy RV Resort Ltd., Inc. No. BC0910515, for $7,517.75 plus the District's costs associated with closing to traffic and removing the dedication as highway as well as conveyance of the Parcel and the Land. The sale is subject to Port Hardy RV Resort Ltd., Inc. No. BC0910515, amalgamating the Parcel, the Land and its two properties described as: 1) Block 2, Section 30, Township 6, Rupert District, Plan 810, Except Parts in Plans 38040, 1593RW and VIP78088; and, 2) Block 3, Section 30, Township 6, Rupert District, Plan 810, Except Parts in Plans 38040, 1593RW and VIP78088, into one property. Jeff Long, Director of Corporate & Development Services District of Port Hardy, 7360 Columbia Street, PO Box 68, Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 Email: Facsimile: 250-949-7433

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To serve and reflect The darker side of human nature reared its head during last week’s brouhaha over the short-lived Rainbow Family gathering at Raft Cove Provincial Park. Alarmed by an event page on Facebook indicating nearly 2,000 members of the counter-culture group were “going” to camp at the park for a month, concerned local citizens promptly launched their own event to protest the event. The thread of discussion that resulted included hurled invective, name-calling, misinformation and character smearing. What was purported to be simply a concern for the preservation of a pristine natural environment threatened to devolve into verbal free-for-all between supporters of the “hippies” and the “rednecks”, before the site was shut down in favour of a more reasoned protest site with greater posting restrictions. Social media can play a positive role in modern society, but this was not its shining moment. To their credit, the Rainbow Family campers seemed to behave with more decorum than many, calmly accepting their eviction from the public area in spite of the fact fewer than 100 had arrived in the first week of the camp. We are glad that North Islanders care enough about their region to take action when its geography, culture and lifestyle are threatened. And we’ll take them at their word when they say the Raft Cove protest had nothing to do with the type of people involved in the aborted campout. That’s why we’ll be looking forward to the protest against the latest West Coast campout planned on Facebook, the “Grant Bay Campout!!” event complete with invitations to bring trucks, quads and dirtbikes. It’s set for August 23-26.

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Another round of liquor reforms VICTORIA – The B.C. Liberal government is ordering up another round of liquor regulation changes, looking for ways to make life easier without aggravating the health and social problems associated with alcohol. Discussions with B.C.’s 10,000 liquor licence holders have identified a few problems that should be fixed. Going into a consultation phase that runs to October, the government is looking for answers to a few obvious questions, such as why it takes a pub or bar up to a year to get a licence. Another question: why can a family with underaged children go into a licensed restaurant for lunch, but can’t go to a pub and place the exact same food and drink order? Letters inviting suggestions from existing licence holders have gone out, and Richmond-Steveston MLA John Yap will be meeting this fall with stakeholders.

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A website will be put up in September so members of the public can have their say. Here’s my suggestion to start things off. Recent incidents involving so-called “party buses” shone a light on this growing industry, Open liquor isn’t allowed in any vehicle, but perhaps a new kind of special event licence could be created. They have been viewed as part of the solution to impaired driving, and the situation isn’t much different from a supervised

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event on a boat. Here’s another suggestion. Gourmet cooking classes are becoming popular, with customers preparing and then enjoying their meals. Why not licence these events, at least so people can bring their own wine for dinner? Both the B.C. Liberals and NDP have advocated for easing the archaic rules on inter-provincial trade in wine. B.C. lifted its restrictions on mail-order wine and has urged other provinces to follow suit. There are a couple of reasons why this Prohibitionera structure persists. Liquor sales are a cash cow for provincial governments, and every case of wine brought in from elsewhere is lost profit for the provincial wholesale monopoly. Then there is the local industry lobby that would rather not add to its competition. Premier Christy Clark pressed this point at the recent premiers’ meeting in Ontario wine country, bringA member of

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ing in the maximum amount of B.C. wine allowed under Ontario rules and urging free trade in Canadian wine. The Toronto media drank it up, aghast that they were barred from ordering the latest Naramata Bench tipples directly. No movement so far from the Ontario government, in a province that has done well developing its own wine industry. The B.C. government will no doubt be lobbied again to allow beer and wine sales in grocery and convenience stores. Our politicians show little interest in that, which is understandable. The B.C. Liberals don’t want to upset the private liquor stores they have nurtured for a decade, and the NDP would never risk annoying the government liquor store union. There are more creative ways to liberalize alcohol sales. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press. tfletcher@

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Protesters sought to bring reason Dear editor, Re the recent closure of Raft Cove Park: Our (locals’) concern from the get-go was the size and location of the park compared to the nature of the gathering. Last Wednesday, when I first heard about the World Rainbow Gathering, I found an Event page on Facebook to gather at Raft Cove Provincial Park. Over 10,000 were invited. 1,800-plus had responded “Going”. This fuelled the urgency to do something as soon as possible. Out of gut reaction I created an Event page titled Protest concerning the

"We’re pleased our elected officials quickly decided to close the Park."

World Rainbow Gathering at Raft Cove Provincial Park. Within 48 hours it received over 1,400 “Going” and close to 5000 “Invited” We began a letter writing campaign to the Minister of the Environment, BC Parks and our MLA, Claire Trevena. No one had any information on the imminent arrival of the

Rainbow Family descending on Raft Cove. People also called the RCMP, BC Parks and other agencies they thought should be informed. We’re pleased our elected officials quickly decided to close the Park. As of Monday morning over 100 people were still in the park but with the aide of BC Parks, providing a van

to help transport them out, the park was expected to be empty by Tuesday evening. Although some would make this out to be the locals against the Hippies, this is not the case. They consider themselves to be a family. So do the people of the North Island. Logger, environmentalist, hippie, business person, Liberal, NDP, atheist and people of various faiths all came together for one purpose — to bring reason to the situation: the chosen site is inappropriate for the gathering. Terry Ruth Eissfeldt Port McNeill

Rainbow experience bright

Dear editor, My mother went out to Raft Cove last week to take photos of the Rainbow Family and see what damage they had already made. What she found was the same beautiful, clean beach Raft Cove has always been, with notes telling people to clean up

"I truly hope they are able to enjoy the beauty of British Columbia." after themselves by taking garbage, etc., with them. There were 80 beautiful people out here who welcomed her with open arms

regardless of what she was there for. They eat food that is supplied through boats; she was invited to stay for the entire day, and

she did, and had lunch and dinner with them that they provided for her. I truly hope they are able to enjoy the beauty of British Columbia in a location that provides enough space for them. Good luck Rainbowers!

& R s t n a v es Ra

Rotary rave Huge congrats and job well done to the Port Hardy Rotary Club for bringing the RCMP Musical Ride to Port Hardy. Lots of prep work was needed leading up to and following the event which seemed to go off without a hitch. The 2,000 that attended thoroughly enjoyed the pre-entertainment and the ride itself. Also, thanks to Teresa Charlton's highland dancers, NI community band, the Kwakiutl Dancers as well as the other vendors who took part. Another great event Rotary. Thanks to the horses and RCMP riders for a great show! Sandy Grenier

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Is Big Pharma influence healthy? Dear editor, Some of Canada’s provincial political parties have developed an unhealthy dependency on large campaign donations from Big Pharma, according to figures released by IntegrityBC. IntegrityBC looked at donations from nine pharmaceutical companies and two trade associations in four provinces. Two patterns quickly emerged from the numbers: the companies and associations were not shy at opening up their wallets and their donations were heavily tilted in favour of the party in power. In B.C. they gave a total of $247,699 to the B.C. Liberal party and $7,170 to the NDP (2005

to 2012); in Alberta they gave $176,130 to the Progressive Conservative party and $3,100 to the Liberal party (2004 to 2011); in Saskatchewan $39,351 to the Saskatchewan party and $468 to the NDP (2006 to 2012); and in Ontario $404,848 to the Ontario Liberals, $297,925 to the Progressive Conservatives and $18,483 to the NDP (2004 to 2012). All told, the nine companies and two associations donated $1.2 million, of which a total of $868,028 went to the parties in power in each of the four provinces. And it’s a tally that only scratches the surface of the sector’s total political philanthropy. In April, the

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Vancouver Sun estimated that drug companies, pharmaceutical organizations and pharmacies donated $582,549 to the Liberals and $41,850 to the NDP between 2005 and 2012. “Big Pharma is playing too big a role in the financing of the very political parties that oversee drug safety in each of these provinces,” said IntegrityBC executive director Dermod Travis. “And it raises the obvious question whose health comes first: Big Pharma or those who need access to safe, affordable, effective medicine?” In May, researcher William Warburton filed a lawsuit against the B.C. government that alleged there was a connection

between certain pharmaceutical companies and the termination of seven Ministry of Health employees in 2012 who were working on drugsafety. Warburton’s court filings include the allegation that “The Liberal Party was receiving significant contributions from these drug companies, and the Province was eliminating drug safety programs that could cause restrictions on sales of the products of these drug companies.” The government denied Warburton’s claim in court documents filed later that month. Dermod Travis, Executive Director IntegrityBC

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August 17 OrcaFest summer festival, Port McNeill. Parade, vendors, food, ball tournament, show-and-shine, library book sale and lots more. Info, Chamber of Commerce, 250956-3131. August 18 Hardy Bay Seniors will host a hamburger and hotdog sale at 9150 Granville Street for 11: 30 a.m.-2 p.m. August 19 North Island Community Services Society invites Port McNeill residents to a public meeting on Huckleberry House Children’s Centre 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Cheslakees School Gym. August 19 The Alzheimer Society hosts a full day workshop for family members who are caring for a person with dementia. Part of the Family Caregiver Series, the workshop will be by donation at the Hardy Bay Senior Centre, 9150 Granville Street Port Hardy, 10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. Pre-

registration required, contact 1-800-462-2833 or email August 19-23 Stepping Stones Centre summer camp: Sports Camp. Preschool (ages 3-5) from 9:30-11:10 a.m.; school age (5-9) from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cost $50 for the week; registration forms available at Stepping Stones Centre in Robert Scott School. Space is limited; for more info call 250949-3031. August 21 No Easy Ride: Reflections on My Life in the RCMP by Ian T. Parson at Cafe Guido and The Book Nook. 7 p.m. 7135 Market St., Port Hardy. Everyone welcome. August 22 A&W hosts its Cruisin’ for a Cause classic car show to benefit Multiple Sclerosis, 1 p.m. For every Teen Burger sold $1 is donated to the fight against MS; free root beer for entering a car, free balloons for the kids.

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August 31 Port McNeill Toy & Rod Run; starting from Port McNeill Community Hall 11 a.m. and from Port Hardy’s Carrot Park, noon. Bikers from across Vancouver Island show their rides while benefitting the Gazette Hamper Fund. Followed by the 8th annual Pig Roast and Stomp, featuring live music from Steelhead, 6 p.m., 704 Eagleridge Rd. in Hyde Creek. Dinner, dance, cash bar, to benefit local causes. Advance tickets $30 available in Port McNeill at The Flower Shoppe and Timberland Sports. Info, 250902-9527. September 7-8 Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair at Chilton Regional Arena, Port McNeill. Enter or view locally produced arts & crafts; baking, preserves and beverages; flowers, herbs, vegetables and fruits; art and photography, and much more. Entertainment, concession, more. To volunteer or for more info, call Brenda at 250-949-7778 or email

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August 24-25 Annual Kelsey Bay Fishing Derby to benefit the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, Sayward. Tickets $20 through July 1, $25 weekend of the event. Advanced tickets may be picked up at the Sayward RCMP detachment. Info, Gary at 250-282-3853 or Bryanne, 250-282-3464.

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Fall Fair puts out call for exhibitors, performers Gazette staff PORT McNEILL— Final preparations are in full swing for the annual Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair and the call has gone out to entertainers, exhibitors and judges. The Fall Fair, themed

“North Island Roots and Rubber Boots — Sew it, Grow it, Show it”, will take place Sept. 7-8 at Chilton Regional Arena. The fair provides a showcase for local growers, bakers, artisans and artists across a wide spectrum of

display sections, including: • Potted plants, cut flowers, floral art, fruit, vegetables and herbs; • Home baking, preserving and beer and wine brewing; • Needlework, sewing, knitting and cro-

chet; and • Arts, crafts and photography. A separate section is open to kids only, and another is devoted to entries representing the theme of the fair. Within each section are multiple categories, and ribbons, cash

prizes and trophies are up for grabs for judges’ favourites. Food and entertainment is also a big part of the weekend. A concession will be open and entertainers will perform throughout. Entertainers wishing to sign up or inquire, call

Brian Hicks at 250902-2228. Those interested in judging exhibits or volunteering in any other capacity may contact Kathy Howard at 250-551-4515 or Brenda Fleeton at 250949-7778. Judging will take place Friday eve-

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North Island Life Mane event Gazette staff Organizers estimated a crowd of around 2,000 came out to Storey’s Beach to see last week’s performance by the renowned RCMP Musical Ride, hosted by the Port Hardy Rotary Club. The total raised by the

event was still being counted up when the Gazette went to press, but a portion of the proceeds will go to Eagle Ridge Manor as well as other North Island nonprofit groups. Here’s some of our favourite images from the event...

Clockwise from left: A spectator snaps a photo of riders in the RCMP Musical Ride at Storey’s Beach last Wednesday; A young dancer performs as the Bak’was before the Musical Ride; Riders wheel into a gallop; Members of the Musical Ride paid a visit to the residents of Eagle Ridge Manor in Port Hardy before the show on Wednesday; Naomi Stead of Port Hardy, left, holds up daughter Winona to pet one of the horses; Rider Cst. Ryan Schipper cracks a smile as he moves into formation; Port Hardy RCMP constable Evan Hobbs hands a hat back to a rider after it was blown off her head; Riders form up to enter the waterfront ‘arena’. J.R. Rardon, A O’Toole


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it’s not too late Dozens of courses still available GRADE 12 BIOLOGY (BIO-060) Earn credit for your Grade 12 Biology, required for entry into NIC’s nursing programs. Study scientific methods and principles, cell biology, anatomy, physiology, genetics, and more. Learn in small classrooms with tuition-free classes. Lab required. COMPOSITION & INDIGENOUS LITERATURE (ENG-125) Get more acquainted with First Nations literature while you improve your grammar and essay writing skills in this first-year English course. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (ANT-150) Study human diversity and its cultures while exploring social, political and economic organizations, religion, and the future of humanity. INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY I (GEO-111) Work toward your arts or science degree and study the impacts of human activities, population growth, and resource exploitation on the environment in this firstyear university studies course.

Train to work in major North Island industries Get the skills to work in pulp mills, fish processing plants, and major manufacturing industries. Limited seats are now available for the North Island Manufacturing Industry Employment program, which is free to eligible students. Find out more at a free information session Aug. 15, or contact Naida at 250-949-7912 ex. 2811.

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College news “I’m not the same person I was then. School is different now because I’m different. These are my choices. It means something to me now and it didn’t then.” When a friend phoned about new Kwak’wala language classes, she was eager to keep learning. “I said sign me up – I totally wanted to learn to speak my ancestral language.” She soon realized the classes are part

Port Hardy student opens of UVIC’s Bachelor of Education in doors to education, Indigenous Language Revitalization one course at a time program and she had signed up for

Welcome to Mount Waddington NIC’s Mount Waddington Regional campus has a new boss. Gregory Batt, joins NIC staff in Port Hardy as the new Associate Regional Director.

I’m not the same person I was then. School is different now because I’m different,” Joye Walkus.

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Batt comes to NIC from China where he was the principal of the Canadian Secondary School and, previously, the Grand Canadian Academy.

Three years ago, Joye Walkus had no teacher training. idea the change that a few upgrading The program runs in partnership courses could bring. between the Kwakwaka’wakw First He has also led education and training She had spent most of her life working Nation and UVic, which operates four- programs in Port Alberni, Prince Rupert, with her father in the fishing industry, month intensive courses, one at a time, and more. earning her first pay cheque at the age sending instructors north on weekends “I am really looking forward to engaging while students learn from elders, known with the North Island community and of eight. She worked for 30 years until a shoulder locally as wise ones, in the community. I invite you to drop in, call, or email me injury forced her to take time off, leaving NIC prepares students for entry through with any comments, suggestions or upgrading and university transfer ideas for NIC,” Batt said. her wondering, what’s next? courses in ethnobotany and more. “In the meantime, check out the course “I loved school but I never thought I Meanwhile, Joye is considering new offerings, programs and opportunities was good at it so I questioned going back,” she said. “Eventually, I got sick educational pursuing a masters of at NIC and give us a call.” of thinking about it. I knew I had to speech pathology or audiology. Find out more: do something and just did it. Walking “These are resources Port Hardy through that door, I felt fearful and definitely needs. I want to bring it home to serve the North Island,” she said. fearless at the same time.” did you Know ... She found math and English less Find out more: intimidating than she remembered.

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Help your soil to ensure a healthy harvest A tale of two North Island gardens’ soils: The two gardens are at different stages of development. The backyard garden is developed on land which had been massively bulldozed and reformed about 40 years ago, worked for a time and then abandoned to coarse grasses and broadleaf plants. As a consequence of bulldozing there was a wide variety of soils in the garden when we started there. We created raised beds and gradually, through application of compost, have made the soils more uniform. An initial chemical analysis showed a pH of 6.4, a reflection of the application of lime, and deficiencies of all the major nutri-

ents, but the application of compost has undoubtedly changed this, since we now have excellent crops of more than thirty varieties of edible plants including broccoli, cabbage, strawberries, potatoes, currants, herbs, garlic, beans and Jerusalem artichokes. The Grassroots Garden contrasts with the yard garden in many respects, but it too was bulldozed about 40-50 years ago after removal of the natural forest, then left to become alder woodland. The alders and shrubs were removed, the stumps were bulldozed and the land was then ploughed, leaving behind a fairly uniform sandy loam soil with many boulders.

Healthy plants, like healthy people, need a nutritious diet. There are seventeen nutrients essential to healthy, high-yielding plants.

The Bee’s Knees with David Lang and Dawn Moorhead Now beds are being made, many of them raised, in the 1/4 acre (of 2.7 acres) selected for initial field crops. Chemical analyses of the bared soil showed a pH of 4.6 as expected, too low for most vegetables, while all major nutrients except nitrogen and most micronutrients were deficient. Lime to improve the pH and organic slow release amendments were applied.

Clearing and ploughing resulted in exposure of the previously protected soil to heavy rain so the initial high nitrogen content (courtesy of fixation by the alders) was rapidly leached out and areas previously drained by alder roots were periodically waterlogged. Also the soil now exposed to the sun lost organic matter. The results have been mixed. Perennials and

a few annuals have done very well; other annuals have been disappointing. For most vegetable and many fruit crops the solution is to gradually and methodically improve the soil by adding compost, possibly mulch, and both slow-release and readily available nutrients. Over time, with patience, we expect the Grassroots Garden to catch up with our backyard garden.

Plant nutrition Healthy plants, like healthy people, need a nutritious diet. There are seventeen nutrients essential to healthy, high-yielding plants. In organic agriculture, we want these nutrients to be available to the plant roots in the soil, so we are working continually to improve the soil, and thus the quality and quantity of the harvest. In conventional agriculture, the nutri-

ents are often sourced from a bag or bottle of synthetic substances which are poured or spread on or around the plant, along with “cides” to kill other living creatures and plants/weeds. This is a temporary fix for the farmer, the unsustainable, long term effects of which are to deplete and ruin the soil, pollute our waters, and kill pollinators and other living creatures. In a subsequent column we will consider plant nutrition in detail, and explain why “Compost trumps all!” Dawn Moorhead and David Lang are longtime practitioners of organic agriculture. They welcome your comments or questions at organic9@

Shoreline Cleanup seeks pickup artists Gazette staff Celebrating 20 years this fall, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is calling on Canadians to sign up now at as site coordinators or participants for this fall’s cleanup, taking place Sept. 21-29. The Shoreline Cleanup, a conservation initiative of Vancouver Aquarium and the World

Wildlife Federation, is Canada’s largest direct-action conservation initiative, mobilizing participants throughout the country to remove litter from its shorelines – anywhere where land meets water. “Throughout its 20-year history, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup has enlisted half a million Canadians to collect approximately 1.2 million kilograms of

DISTRICT OF PORT HARDY Permissive Exemptions - Property Tax Applications for Permissive Tax Exemptions for 2014 will be accepted until 4:00 pm Tuesday, September 3, 2013. Please see application requirements on the District website: Allison McCarrick, Director Financial Services

District of Port HarDy Grants-in-aid, fee-for-services & Honorariums Applications for Grants-in-Aid, Fee for Services & Honorariums for 2014 will be accepted until 4:00 pm Monday, September 30, 2013 Please see application requirements on the District website: Allison McCarrick, Director Financial Services

shoreline litter – the approximate weight of 259 school buses,” says Jill Dwyer, program manager for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. “Although these figures represent great accomplishments, they also indicate that there is much more work left to do, and many more volunteers required to stem the tide of shoreline litter.” Shoreline litter is a

serious environmental issue in Canada – and worldwide. Its effects are farreaching – from entangling and choking wildlife, to being ingested by wild animals, to negatively impacting water quality and cleanliness. For example, during last year’s cleanup effort, 45 animals were found entangled, including 22 fish, ten birds (including gulls,

swans, and heron), and even a fox. Shoreline litter can also pose safety risks to humans, and cause disruptions or imbalances within the local ecosystem. To address this issue head-on, the goal of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup this year is to enlist 64,000 site coordinators and volunteers to participate, an unprecedented goal for the program.

Last year, Shoreline Cleanup collected 136,000-plus kilograms of shoreline litter, reflecting the high level of need for more help this year. Site coordinators will be assigned to catalogue which litter items will be collected in the highest numbers on Canada’s shorelines. Last year, the biggest culprits were cigarettes and cigarette filters (nearly

417,000 items collected), food wrappers/containers (nearly 99,000 items collected), and plastic bags (nearly 70,000 items collected). These items landed the top spots on Shoreline Cleanup’s 2012 “Dirty Dozen” list, along with caps/ lids, beverage bottles/ cans, food serving ware, straws/stirrers, paper bags, tobacco packaging and building materials.

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Fans embrace festival Gazette staff C L U X E W E RESORT—A wide mix of musical acts — and a healthy dose of Chilliwack — helped the Tri-Port Music Festival draw its largest crowd yet Saturday to this picturesque seaside resort. “We still have to count up the receipts and tickets, but it seemed like we had 500 or more people,” said Dave Stevenson, promoter of the festival now in its third year. The big draw was Chilliwack, which played a high-energy set of the many hits the group has charted since it was formed in 1970 — “We’re in the third year of our 40th anniversary tour,” founder Bill Henderson joked. Dozens of festival-

goers flocked to the open area in front of the stage to dance throughout the set. Chilliwack got off to a bit of a late start, partly due to sound-check issues, but made up for it by playing well past the scheduled closing time. The group even accommodated the crowd’s chants for an encore by coming back for a send-off tune. Well before Chilliwack took the stage, fans were treated to a wide diversity of acts, all of which delivered in solid fashion. Local singer-songwriter Richelle Andre opened with a solo set of original songs, her final live showcase before leaving later this month to record her debut CD in California.

The international trio Sugar Beetles, with members hailing from the Cowichan Valley, Alberta and Virginia, followed with a blend of country, blues and bluegrass-tinged folk. The legendary folk crooner Valdy, technically co-headliner with Chilliwack, kept the crowd in stitches as he wove storytelling with songs, many of which were laced with improvised lyrics ad libbed on the spot. Next up was the Impalas, a tight cover band that rocks numbers from the 1960s through the ‘90s. Following the three acoustic acts, the upamped Impalas’ set was initially marred by sound issues, and several in the audience picked up their

lawn chairs to move to the back, away from the high volume. The sound quality was mitigated somewhat as the set went on, and the lessons learned were employed to good effect when Victoriabased CocoJafro followed with its funkified jazz fusion stylings. Scotty Hills, a contemporary singer-songwriter, then showed off his roots-pop and soul stylings, backed by a combo that included a horn section. Members of all the groups stayed afterward to meet visitors and sign merchandise at a tent erected alongside the event stage. “It went really well,” said Stevenson. “People seemed to have a good time.”

Counterclockwise from above: Scotty Hill performs during the third annual Tri-Port Music Festival at Cluxewe Resort Saturday; Karina Morin hits a high note in front of the Afro-funk fusion group CocoJafro; Port Hardy’s Richelle Andre addresses the audience following a song; Freya Cox of Port Hardy twirls a hula-hoop during the Tri-Port Music Festival; Bill Henderson of Chilliwack belts out a tune; Valdy interacts with the audience at Cluxewe Resort Saturday afternoon; Chilliwack performs under the lights during the festival; The Sugar Beetles — Kelly Girvan, Jeff Ellis and Reid Williams — perform a number. J.R. Rardon

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Shanna Laflamme of the Woodchuckers knocks second base from its moorings while trying to stretch a single into a double against Dustmen infielder Al Rushton Monday at Centennial Field. Below left, Woodchuckers outfielder Matt Miller gets some hang time while going up to corral a fly ball. Below right, Rushton stretches for a fly ball in front of teammate Richard Balcke.

August 16-18 Slo-pitch Annual OrcaFest tournament, Port McNeill. Centennial and Mantic Fields in Town, Hyde Creek Ballpark. Concession, beer garden. Finals Sunday at Centennial Park. August 18 Swimming The Port Hardy Aquatic Centre will reopen following its summer closure. For information on hours, prices, classes offered or registration, call Port Hardy Recreation at 250-949-6686 or check the District’s website at live/swimming-pool. August 24-25 Drag racing North Island Timing Association hosts the final two Rumble on the Runway races at Port McNeill Airport. Time-in heats 10 a.m., eliminations 1 p.m. Stock cars Tri-Port Motor Sports Club hosts its annual Dust Bowl weekend. Racing begins 7 p.m. Saturday and resumes at 1 p.m. Sunday. Concession, kids play area. Admission $5 adults, $3 youth, $2 children and seniors. Fishing Annual Kelsey Bay Fishing Derby to benefit the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. Derby tickets August 30-Sept. 1 Slo-pitch Fred Donaldson Memorial Tournament in Port Alice. Concession, beer garden. Finals Sunday afternoon. September 7 Stock cars Tri-Port Motor Sports Club hosts points series racing at TriPort Speedway, 6 p.m. Concession, kids play area. $5 adults, $3 teens, $2 under 12 and seniors.

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Woodchuckers dump Dustmen Gazette staff PORT McNEILL— The Woodchuckers solved their seventhinning issues against the Dustmen, and it earned them another shot at the Port McNeill Slo-pitch League title Monday evening. John Klughart, Matt Miller and Randy Hunt each homered as part of a 20-hit attack as the Woodchuckers blasted the top-seeded Dustmen 18-6 in the league playoff finals at Centennial Park. The Woodchuckers’ victory left each team with one loss in the double-elimination tourney and forced an “if-necessary” rematch Tuesday night, after the Gazette went to press. For the latest tournament results, visit In the two squads’ first meeting of the tournament, one week earlier, the Woodchuckers carried a 14-9 lead over the Dustmen into the seventh inning. But the Dustmen erupted for 22 runs in the top half of the inning to win in

Ivan Hall was 3-for-3 and drove in two runs, and brothers Keith and Richard Balcke each had two hits, including matching RBI doubles.

a laugher. While the Dustmen completed their trip through the winners’ bracket to reach Monday’s final as the lone unbeaten team in the tourney, the Woodchuckers were forced to work their way through the loser’s bracket to earn their finals berth. After spotting the Dustmen a single run in the top of the first inning Monday, the

Woodchuckers wasted no time shifting their offence into high gear. Shanna Laflamme and Matt Miller each hit two-run doubles, Dustin Carmen added an RBI double and Hunt drove in a run with a ground ball as the club pushed ahead 6-1 in the bottom of the inning. And that was just a taste of the onslaught to come. Carmen finished 4-for-4 with

three runs batted in; Hunt and Miller each drove in four runs; Laflamme went 3-for4 with three RBI and Jason Evans was 3-for3 with a walk and four runs scored. Across the diamond, the Dustmen could not get any purchase. They managed just two runs through the first three innings while the Woodchuckers were building a 10-2 advantage, and did not score

more than two runs in any inning. And this time, when the Woodchuckers carried their 18-6 cushion into the seventh inning, there was no double-digit outburst. The Dustmen instead went down 1-2-3 to set up Tuesday’s winnertake-all showdown. Glenn Moore provided a bright spot for the Dustmen’s offence, going 3-for-4 with three runs and an RBI.

OrcaFest Tourney The Woodchuckers and Dustmen won’t have long to wait to get back into action following their Tuesday evening finale. Both teams will be among the entries in the annual OrcaFest Slo-pitch Tournament, which kicks off tomorrow evening and continues through Sunday’s afternoon’s finals. Play will be held at three area fields — Centennial, located at the Community Hall; Mantic Field, behind the ice arena; and Hyde Creek Ballpark, which will be converted from a baseball diamond to a slo-pitch field for the weekend. Centennial Park will serve as tournament headquarters and home of the beer garden. The finals will kick off late morning Sunday at Centennial, with the A final set to begin at approximately 2 p.m.


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Local karate instructor belts up Gazette staff Local sensei Ivan DeToro added another notch to his belt recently, successfully testing for his Rokudan or sixth-degree black belt. The new belt elevates the Bushido Shotokan Karate-do Academy Chief Instructor into vaulted ranks, making him the highest ranked practitioner in the art on Vancouver Island. The sensei traveled to the University of North Colorado in Denver for a four-day seminar and testing at the start of August. Of the nine who tested for the belt, DeToro was the only successful candidate. “It’s very hard to reach this level,” he said. “It takes a lot of

Left: Sensei Ivan DeToro speaks to students before last week's class. Above: The karate instructor gives a student some pointers on their front kick. A O'Toole

dedication. You have to keep in shape — and be lucky (enough) to have no accidents.” DeToro has been practising the martial art for around 40 years and teaching for almost 30. “I train every day,” he said. “It’s very pleas-

ant for me to train; it’s my passion.” To earn the Rokudan, DeToro first had to submit an essay. Then he had to perform a pair of katas — series’ of pre-determined moves demonstrating form and technique — in

is something like 7,000 feet — it was hard to keep breathing. The second guy was this 4th-degree (black belt), young, like 28 years old. He burned me out — but I never gave up.” DeToro will be back

front of a panel of seventeen examiners. Finally he had to complete a fifteen minute free-sparring session against a series of opponents. “The free-sparring was a nightmare for me,” he said. “Denver

instructing regularly in September at the Karate-do Academy. Classes begin in Sointula on Sept. 7 and in Port Hardy on Sept. 9 offering both beginner and advanced classes. Classes then con-

tinue every Saturday in Sointula and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Port Hardy. For more information on classes contact DeToro at 250-9498989 or email

Fish derby nets big support Gazette staff This weekend saw the first return of the annual James Denton Memorial Fishing Derby in Port Hardy. The event drew a field of 52 entries vying to land the biggest catch in the Area 12 fish-off. After time was called at noon Sunday, the anglers and supporters made their way to the Fish and Game Club where prizes were awarded. Port Hardy's Aren Kufaas defended the local honor, landing the

Sports Scoreboard Stock racing Tri-port Speedway August 10 Event points: No. Name Pts 77 Glen Day 106 44 Paul Weeks 94 7 Daniel Hovey 82 13 Brock Shore 78 26 Jared Breitkreitz 56 4 Bill Bent 27 Fast Time: 7

top spring salmon over the weekend, weighing in at 24lb and earning $300 for his efforts. The second largest spring was not far behind, a 23lb fish caught by Hunter Hamel, also worth a $300 share of the $1,300 prize pot. There was nothing to choose between the top two halibut for the weekend, both Wayne Morgan and Jake Monson bringing up a 25-pounder over the weekend. The pair took equal share of the $300

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prize. Jessica Beckman earned a $100 payout for bringing in the top cod at 30 lb. In addition, three competitors took home $100 apiece for hidden weight prizes. The organizers expressed their appreciation to the Port Hardy Fish and Game Club, all those who donated to the event and to the friends, family and supporters who came out to the event in support of the Denton family.

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The deadline for bids will be 4:00pm, Friday, August 30, 2013.

Human Resource Department Facsimile: 1.866.840.9611 Email:

All successful bidders must remove the equipment within 7 days. Successful bidders will be notified by phone. For more information contact: Trevor Kushner, Director of Operations 250-949-1523

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MARINA VIEW APTS & Townhouses. Professional building. 3 bdrm & 2 bdrm available. 250-949-0192.


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

Spots available at Great Rates. Daily, weekly, monthly. Pool, Hot tub, exercise room, laundry, putting green, hiking, fishing, Pickle Ball Court. Free coffee in one of the best clubhouses on the island. Nanaimo area. 250-754-1975 or

PORT HARDY Airport Rd 2 bdrm, quiet. NS. Refs. $550. Avail Sept 1. 250-949-6319. PORT HARDY Renovated 3 bdrm condo, secure building & caretaker on site. N/P, N/S. Avail. August 1. Heat & hot water incl. $750/mo. Ref. req. Call 250-949-7085 leave message.


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

Call 250-956-3526.

SEAHAVEN APARTMENTS 7070 Shorncliffe St. Oceanview 2 bdrm suite. Fridge/stove, balcony, blinds, private parking stall, locker, laundry on premises. Quiet, adult building, non smoking, no pets. References required. Inquiries contact 250-230-1462.


Large fully furnished 2 bdrm Apartments include F/S, W/D, pots and pans, towels and linens. Clean, comfy, quiet, reno’d, repainted and upgraded. Rural setting overlooking harbour. Satellite TV channels included ($90 value). Available Sept 1. $750 inclds hydro or $595 + hydro with a 1 year lease. 1-250-949-8855. More info at

SEASONAL ACCOMMODATION WINTER RENTAL available in Port Hardy - 2200 sq. ft. fully furnished house. Avail. Oct 1-Mar 31, 2014. Mature couple, non smoking, etc. $1200/mo. plus utilities. Call 250-949-7112.

HOUSES FOR SALE Incredible 5 acre treed PARK-LIKE PROPERTY with Well-Maintained Furnished Home 1500 sq.ft, 3-bdrm, 2 bath. Extremely close to Pristine Cowichan Lake, in the town of Caycuse. Perfect for recreational property or full time living. Motivated seller $358,800. Exceptionally low yearly cost. Not leased land. Call 250-745-3387

GREATER PORT Hardy area: Fully private, above ground, 1bdrm suite, newer ocean view home, across the street from beach. High ceilings. Hardwood. Tastefully furnished. No excessive drinking. Satellite TV. Avail Sept. 1st, $495. 250949-9970.

TOWNHOUSES PORT HARDY 3 bedrooms for rent. Available immediately. W/D, new paint. Ref. req. Call 250-902-2226, 250-504-0067.


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

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS FACTORY DIRECT Wholesale CSA Certified Modular Homes, Manufactured/Mobile Homes and Park Model Homes, We ship throughout Western Canada visit us online at or 1-877-976-3737

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO PORT MCNEILL3 Bdrm townhouse, close to schools & hospital. Available Aug/Sept. 250-956-3440. www.portmcneilltown Port Hardy, BC West Park Manor & Lindsay Manor Large one & two bedroom suites, some with a great view, all clean and in excellent condition. Also elegantly furnished executive suites available. Well maintained secure & quiet buildings. Close to shopping. Friendly onsite resident managers. Lisa & Richard. Call 250-949-9030 or email for info & pictures: wpark_lindsay@

1999 Damon Challenger Class A Motorhome, Ford V10, 33’, one slide, 92,000 km, new tires, brakes & batteries, $24,900 obo. (250)365-7152 Castlegar


2003 Four Winns Fish & Ski Freedom 180 F/S,

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

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

24’ HARBOURCRAFT- loaded, new Garmin GPS, radar, fish finder, shrimp and crab pot puller, 4 stroke 225, 9.9 auxillary engine, 2 Scotty electric down riggers, new dual axle easy load trailer. $55,000. Call for more details: (360)790-5733.

PORT HARDY Highland Manor •Bachelor •1bdrm furnished •1 bdrm suites References Call Jason 250-949-0192




APARTMENTS FURNISHED PORT HARDY Well maintained 6-plex Great investment $385,000 Call Noreen 250-949-6319

1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

PORT McNEILL: Hyde Creek furnished 1 bdrm suite, selfcontained with kitchen, private country setting. Amazing ocean views, very clean, cozy & warm. Laundry, hydro, digital TV & wireless access incld’d. N/S facility. N/P. Ref’s req’d. Avail. Oct. 1 - May 31. $800./mo. 250-956-2737.

DOUBLE EAGLE. 17 Ft. Fiberglass. 120 HP Johnson, 8HP Evenrude 4 stroke w/ depth sounder, VHF radio, compass, 2 electric down riggers. Good condition. $11,500. 250-923-2328

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

Recreational Power Boat 36’ M.V. Soren.View Sat. July 20/13 at Newcastle Marina 1300 Stewart Ave. Nanaimo BC. Vessell will be out of the water. Reserve price of $35,000;bids over reserve will be accepted.

smile... of the week. Talia Child holds up the sign she made for the RCMP Musical Ride last week at Storey’s Beach. A O’Toole


Black Press is proud to be an official sponsor for the 2013 Canadian Cancer Society Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock, with photojournalist Arnold Lim on the 22-member tour team as a media rider. Follow Arnold’s personal story of training for the Tour and the ride itself at tourderock. ca under the blog posts, or on Twitter at @arnoldlimphoto. ON TOUR: This year’s Tour de Rock begins in Port Alice on Saturday, Sept. 21 and ends Friday, Oct. 4 in Victoria. Tour de Rock raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research and programs. HELP OUT: Donations can be made at FIND OUT: To catch up on all the Tour de Rock news, photos and videos, go to: tour-de-rock

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Emotions ride high for the Tour No better motivation for officers than kids battling cancer Danielle Pope and Kyle Slavin

(Above) Victoria police officers Mike Russell and Marie Bourque, and Oak Bay police reserve officer Aubrey Blackhall (below) are part of the 2013 Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team.

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Aubrey Blackhall has been pulling for Tour de Rock since he was in high school. Each year from Grades 9 to 12, the Oak Bay High grad raised money and shaved his head to support the cause. Now, the 21-year-old reserve constable with Oak Bay police is getting an opportunity to ride. “I was really nervous going into the selection process, because I knew that, as a reserve constable, maybe I wouldn’t have the kind of standing that other officers would,” says Blackhall, who has been a reserve officer for a year and a half. “But it seems like what they really wanted to see was that your heart was in the right place.” Blackhall’s heart is there. The young rider lost his grandmother to “an ugly, three-year battle with cancer” when she was only 63 – a loss that motivates him on this ride. Victoria police Const. Marie Bourque has also seen the toll a disease can have on loved ones. In 2001, she learned her father was failing from frontal-lobe dementia and would lose most of his motor skills very quickly. “Even though family is No. 1, caregiving is so tough,” says Bourque, 40. “My dad was 60 years old, which is young, but at least he had 60 years. Caregiving for a child – I just couldn’t imagine that, and what you’d have to go through.”

Arnold Lim photos/News staff

Tour de Rock is a fundraiser that benefits children living with cancer and their families, which helps the riders put things into perspective. “We’re all here for the same reason: we’re all gunning for a cure,” says VicPD Const. Mike Russell. “I’m a huge believer of trying to get the kids to have some sort of normalcy when they go through their treat-

ment. This is about finding a cure for cancer. This is about not losing any more kids to cancer.” Russell, 33, a father of three, says meeting kids who are going through cancer and are the same age as his children takes an emotional toll. “I really want to get to know these kids we’re fighting for, their families, on a more personal level. To get to

Come and play with us! The Playful Pacific White Sided Dolphin

know them will add another level of motivation for me,” he says. Tour de Rock has raised almost $18 million for the Canadian Cancer Society since 1998 – money aimed to fund pediatric cancer research and support programs for kids and their families, like Camp Goodtimes. “I get the most gratitude from helping people, and I want this to be the year that cancer ends. Whether or not that happens, I can help a lot of kids get to camp,” Blackhall says. Bourque says she’s riding to support families who have to go through the emotions of seeing their child go through treatment. “What’s not fair is that life has to strike any kids with illness. Kids just want to be kids. They want to move forward and not get stuck in all that,” she says. “They may have struggles, but you can’t see it on their faces. You might get tired (riding), but then you realize the effort you will put in. How could you not? They are your inspiration.”

Discover anD explore

Telegraph Cove! Since 1980 the best kept secret on Northern Vancouver Island.

• The Island’s Best • Walk the Whale Watching Historic Boardwalk • Waterfront • Cabins, RV & Restaurant and Pub Camping Sites • Whale Museum • and much more!

For information and reservations: 1-800-665-3066 or 250-928-3185


Ride the Wave

August 16, 17 & 18 Port McNeill GAZETTE NORTH ISLAND


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Visit our Fun booth! enter for a chance to Win a Whale WatCh fOr tWO! have your picture taken with stubby the friendly Orca! then check it out on facebook the next day! Colouring Contest and free tatoos for the Kids! have your kids entertained, plus we give away great orca toy prizes for the best colouring! check out fabulous orca themed merchandise from our gift shop! DeDicateD to ethical wilDlife viewing, eDucation anD conservation

1-800-665-3066 or 250-928-3185

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory & Caramel Apples for OrcaFest!

Please visit the Marine Harvest barbeque at OrcaFest and enjoy a delicious salmon burger by donation.

Tables of bargains… Super Sidewalk Sale


Don’t Miss Out!

Port McNeill Broughton Place


Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm behind Subway

Looking forward to seeing you at the Orca Fest Show-n-shine August 17th! Proudly serving the North Island for over 42 years!



Ride your bike in the parade

All proceeds to the Harvest Food Bank

7150 Market Street Port Hardy (250) 949-6393

DL # 5507

Friday, August 16th • OrcaFest Invitational Slo-Pitch Tournament begins: Friday-Sunday

Saturday August 17th Time: 11am - 4pm • Downtown Port McNeill • CIBC “Run For The Cure” Pancake Breakfast: 8:30am-10:30am at CIBC • OrcaFest Parade starts at 11am: Commences from Sunset Elementary at 11am • OrcaFest Market begins at 11am - 3pm; downtown Port McNeill ~ Displays ~ Demos ~ Food Vendors ~ Crafters & Terrific Retail Therapy • OrcaFest Show and Shine at Gus’ Pub ~ 9am-4pm. Spectators free: registration 8am. Free per vehicle. Open to all vehicles • Book Sale with the Vancouver Island Regional Library: 10am-3pm • OrcaFest Invitational Slo Pitch Tournament & Dance • OrcaFest “Kids on the Harbour” ~ Bounce-A-Rama ~ Magical Faces Air Brushing Tattoos ~ Literacy Bus • Watermelon Eating Contest at IGA @ 12:30pm • Live entertainment with the Gate House Theatre in the OrcaFest Marketplace • Sidewalk Sales @ participating Port McNeill businesses. Check insert map for listings • Charity Fundraisers: Marine Harvest Salmon BBQ, “Run for the Cure” Pancake Breakfast @ CIBC bank and A.L.S. Hotdog BBQ @ Peoples Drug Mart.

Ride the Wave

Sunday, August 18th • OrcaFest Invitational Slo-Pitch Tournament Playoffs

In the event of rain, the Children’s Event will be moved to the Old School Gym,


Enjoy Port McNeill’s OrcaFest CP LEAN GROUND BEEF





Port McNeill Mall 250-956-2881

Black Bear Resort & Spa

Food & Beverage Distributor

Encorp Return-It Centre 1979 Nimpkish Cres. Port McNeill



~ Pedicures ~ Manicures ~ Waxing ~ Body Treatment ~ Facials ~ Massage

dults only fitness centre

Pool ~ Sauna ~ Hottub


Wishing everyone the best from YOUR North Island GM dealer for over 30 years. 9045 Granville Street

DEALER #7983


From the Staff of the Port McNeill & District Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre…

We wish you a happy & safe OrcaFest

Enjoy OrcaFest & the many other activities Claire Trevena M.L.A. North Island 1-866-387-5100 Email:

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Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory & Caramel Apples for OrcaFest!

Please visit the Marine Harvest barbeque at OrcaFest and enjoy a delicious salmon burger by donation.

Tables of bargains… Super Sidewalk Sale


Don’t Miss Out!

Port McNeill Broughton Place


Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm behind Subway

Looking forward to seeing you at the Orca Fest Show-n-shine August 17th! Proudly serving the North Island for over 42 years!



Ride your bike in the parade

All proceeds to the Harvest Food Bank

7150 Market Street Port Hardy (250) 949-6393

DL # 5507

Friday, August 16th • OrcaFest Invitational Slo-Pitch Tournament begins: Friday-Sunday

Saturday August 17th Time: 11am - 4pm • Downtown Port McNeill • CIBC “Run For The Cure” Pancake Breakfast: 8:30am-10:30am at CIBC • OrcaFest Parade starts at 11am: Commences from Sunset Elementary at 11am • OrcaFest Market begins at 11am - 3pm; downtown Port McNeill ~ Displays ~ Demos ~ Food Vendors ~ Crafters & Terrific Retail Therapy • OrcaFest Show and Shine at Gus’ Pub ~ 9am-4pm. Spectators free: registration 8am. Free per vehicle. Open to all vehicles • Book Sale with the Vancouver Island Regional Library: 10am-3pm • OrcaFest Invitational Slo Pitch Tournament & Dance • OrcaFest “Kids on the Harbour” ~ Bounce-A-Rama ~ Magical Faces Air Brushing Tattoos ~ Literacy Bus • Watermelon Eating Contest at IGA @ 12:30pm • Live entertainment with the Gate House Theatre in the OrcaFest Marketplace • Sidewalk Sales @ participating Port McNeill businesses. Check insert map for listings • Charity Fundraisers: Marine Harvest Salmon BBQ, “Run for the Cure” Pancake Breakfast @ CIBC bank and A.L.S. Hotdog BBQ @ Peoples Drug Mart.

Ride the Wave

Sunday, August 18th • OrcaFest Invitational Slo-Pitch Tournament Playoffs

In the event of rain, the Children’s Event will be moved to the Old School Gym,


Enjoy Port McNeill’s OrcaFest CP LEAN GROUND BEEF





Port McNeill Mall 250-956-2881

Black Bear Resort & Spa

Food & Beverage Distributor

Encorp Return-It Centre 1979 Nimpkish Cres. Port McNeill



~ Pedicures ~ Manicures ~ Waxing ~ Body Treatment ~ Facials ~ Massage

dults only fitness centre

Pool ~ Sauna ~ Hottub


Wishing everyone the best from YOUR North Island GM dealer for over 30 years. 9045 Granville Street

DEALER #7983


From the Staff of the Port McNeill & District Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre…

We wish you a happy & safe OrcaFest

Enjoy OrcaFest & the many other activities Claire Trevena M.L.A. North Island 1-866-387-5100 Email:


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Get your OrcaFest T-shirts All new “original design” T-shirt by North Island artist M. McQueen Smith $20 - available at the OrcaFest Market


11am - 2pm Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory & Caramel Apples for OrcaFest! Tables of bargains… Super Sidewalk Sale


Port McNeill - Broughton Plaza • 250-956-3126

Come see the NEW Dodge Ram Trucks & RV’s Bill Howich Chrysler RV & Marine at the IGA Mall

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OrcaFest Kids on the Harbour “Run for the Cure” Pancake Breakfast A.L.S. Hotdog BBQ Book Sale OrcaFest Gate House Stage OrcaFest Outdoor Market Slo-Pitch Tournament & Dance OrcaFest Show and Shine Salmon BBQ w/Marine Harvest Community Team

Check out local business sidewalk sales • Visions Learning Centre and Salon • ShopRite Marine • ShopRite Rona • Peoples Drug Mart

• Timberland Sport Centre • Bargain! Shop • Just Art • The Shed Outdoor Store

• Sassy Shears Salon • East of Java

Ride the Wave to Savings August 17


Now carrying APPLIANCES & ELECTRONICS 1595 Broughton Boulevard, Port McNeill 250-956-3568

*Save the Tax Equivalent! Plus FREE local delivery $ 60 value

Financing available O.A.C. *On all in stock furniture & mattresses


Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Port McNeill & District Chamber of Commerce would like to extend our sincere “Thank you” to all of our OrcaFest sponsors! PREMIER



Special thanks to: Faye’s Upholstery, Harbour Signs, Strategic Natural Resource Consultants, General Properties, Top Island Traffic Services, K&K Electric

Port McNeill & District Chamber @ 250-956-3131 or

North Island Gazette, August 15, 2013  

August 15, 2013 edition of the North Island Gazette