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School district must find $1.4 million


Job losses expected

Councillor calls for pit bull ban Page A3


Rampage face-off with Ice Demons Page A10

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Prince Rupert Middle School teacher Crystal MacLeod puckers up to kiss a fish after students exceeded their fundraising goal for the 2013 Terry Fox Run. For more on this story, see Page A12.

Students learn fire safety lessons Page A14

Doctors warn of paramedic crisis Page B1

See SCHOOL on Page A2

Oil refinery proposed for Grassy Point Details on Eagle Spirit Energy plan scarce BY SHAUN THOMAS PORT EDWARD / The Northern View

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The Prince Rupert School District expects it will have to cut jobs next year to make ends meet. School District 52’s board of education has to find more than $1.4 million in cost savings to balance the coming school year’s budget following a new provincial f r a m e w o r k agreement to give raises to school support staff. Secretary- Cam McIntyre treasurer Cam McIntyre, said an agreement for support staff wage increases in British Columbia has required school boards in every British Columbia school district to create a savings plan for the current and upcoming school year to fund the raise in pay. More than $100,000 in savings is needed this year, and almost $200,000 the following year.

“There will need to be some degree of staffing reductions.”




Plans for an oil refinery on the North Coast are underway, although discussions are very preliminary in nature. A letter from Lax Kw’alaams Mayor Garry Reece to members of the band indicates a meeting took place on Oct. 4 in the community, “to provide Eagle Spirit Energy an opportunity to present their idea on the construction of an oil refinery and the shipment of oil from Grassy Point”. However, details of any such plan are sparse. Eagle Spirit Energy chairman and president Calvin Helin said the group was undertaking

community discussions before making any public comment, and a representative for the Ministry of Natural Gas Development said the ministry was made aware of the proposal but have not had formal discussions with the proponent. Should the idea proceed, it would be the second oil refinery proposed for the Northwest, joining the proposal by Kitimat Clean Ltd. to construct a refinery in the Kitimat Valley. This isn’t the first time Grassy Point has been on the map for potential energy developments. Four companies have submitted proposals to develop LNG export terminals on the site, including Australian energy giant Nexen, Australia’s largest

independent oil and gas company Woodside Petroleum Ltd., Korean-based SK E&S and a partnership between Imperial Oil and ExxonMobile Canada. Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings Ltd. was formed last September, with the Aquilini Investment Group providing the financial backing for the company. The stated objective of the company is “to assist aboriginal communities and individuals to become successful with managing economic opportunities in their traditional territories”. Details on the meeting were not available, and Lax Kw’alaams Mayor Garry Reece did not immediately respond to requests for comment by the Northern View.

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Candidates ready for byelection Six men seek vacated seat BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

There is one certainty heading into the Nov. 16 City of Prince Rupert byelection: the new face at the council table will be a male one. Six people put their name forward by the 4:30 p.m. deadline on Oct. 11to run for the seat vacated by now-MLA Jennifer Rice. The candidates, alphabetically by last name, are Barry Cunningham, Larry Golden, James Kirk, Len Lovering, Wade Robert Niesh and Gurvinder Randhawa.

Airport loan info session set BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

After two councillors expressed concern about the alternate approval process for the $7 million airport improvement loan, the City of Prince Rupert has now scheduled a public information session to provide residents further details on the loan, how it will be used and how it will be repaid. The meeting will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 in the lobby of the Lester Centre of the Arts.

Trustees facing “hard decisions” Surplus to be spent

SCHOOL from Page A1 In terms of the 2013-2014 school year, McIntyre said there are three things that could cover the wage hike, the first being an unrestricted surplus still available in the budget. Furthermore, the district’s director of instruction, Ken Minette, is working half-time and one of two speech pathologists budgeted for this year is away on leave. “The combination of those three things will allow the board to fund those wage increases in the first year without having to take from other aspects,” McIntyre said. But in the following school year, a steeper increase in support staff pay, as part of the agreement amongst other factors, will make balancing the budget more difficult. Ongoing changes to funding protection will mean the district will have $371,736 less in funding in the 20142015 school year. The biggest factor, said McIntyre, is that the board approved the current year’s budget by using the majority of what was left in surplus to balance the budget. McIntyre said the surplus of $857,196 will be gone by the end of the current year. Additionally, the support staff contract will once again increase, with $193,035 needed to be found. Together with the other factors, Prince Rupert’s school board will have to deal with a cost pressure of $1,421,967. “The board is going to be facing a very significant challenge overall to balance the budget over the next year,” McIntyre said, adding there are additional cost pressures expected beyond the $1.4 million. “Eighty-six per cent of our costs are wages, and in order to find $1.4 million in the budget there really is not much question that there will be some degree of staffing reductions in 2014-2015,” McIntyre later said.

Trustees of the Prince Rupert School District will need to find a further $1.4 million to balance the budget in the years to come.

Tina Last, board chair, said the district is between a rock and a hard place with the decision. “As the employers we want to recognize the value of our employees ... I don’t think anyone anticipated that local boards of educations were expected to find that increase. We all know it should happen, it’s just how,” she said. “We’ve got some hard decisions to make going forward, and it looks like it’s going to be on the backs of our teachers and support staff. That’s not the first and foremost thing we want to look at,” Trustee Janet Beil said, adding the district should look into selling old schools to gain much-needed funds. In the meantime, the district does have a number of cost-saving ideas and is planning to meet with teachers and support staff to talk about the possible impacts of the framework agreement. To prepare, the board will start its budget consultation process early in the year.





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Train noise Councillor wants pit bulls banned to be studied Dog attacked Industry steps up

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Industry and government are coming together to study train noise associated with port activity on the North Coast. Consultants will be arriving in the region on Friday to begin collecting data and readings from the noise created as coal cars, container cars and grain cars make their way through Port Edward. The project is expected to cost approximately $37,000 and that amount is being split between the district and four industry partners — the Prince Rupert Port Authority, Maher Terminals, Ridley Terminals and Prince Rupert Grain. Port Edward chief administrative officer Ron Bedard said the businesses involved were quick to jump onboard. “Most companies would wait until the study was done before making payment, but three of these companies are already in the process of issuing cheques,” he said. “It shows they are taking our concerns very seriously,” added Councillor Dan Franzen. As well as noise, the consultants will be looking at any coal dust or debris associated with the trains. The District of Port Edward expects the consultants to report back within a month.

Port Edward councillor Dan Franzen pulled no punches on Wednesday night when talking about the pit bull that charged and attacked his dog while out on a daily walk. According to Franzen, he and his dog were walking on their usual route when the pit bull’s owner let the dog out to urinate. But when the pit bull saw Franzen’s dog, the animal quickly attacked, biting and scratching his pet. “The fact that the dog bolted out of the house makes it dangerous. I personally feel the dog should be put down ... on this walk before we have encountered two wolves that never bothered us, three bears that never bothered us and a deer that never bothered us, but this pit bull attacked,” he said, noting his concern was that the next attack victim could be a child in the community. “Personally I would like to see Port Edward ban all pit bulls, though that could be a rash decision ... I don’t like pit bulls. They are trained to kill, and that is what they do.”


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Councillor Dan Franzen floated the idea of banning pit bulls from Port Edward after his dog was attacked while being walked.

Although sympathetic, council did not pursue the ban on the advice of chief administrative officer Ron Bedard who said the idea has been tried in other municipalities. On the idea of having the dog put down, Bedard said the municipality doesn’t have the legal authority to do so. “If it was to bite again, we still don’t have the authority to get the animal and have it euthanized ... our hands are

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any, including Katherine and Ray Spong, consider their dogs to be part of the family. The City of Prince Rupert splitting up a family is cruel. The Spongs have been suffering because of a city bylaw prohibiting them from having a fourth dog. When the Spongs took in their fourth dog, Lily, after finding her abandoned in a remote area, they did their research and have properly cared for the unique breed of dog since. If Lily, or any of the Spongs’ dogs, had been causing problems for other Rupertites, I would completely agree that the city should’ve stepped in and taken action. But the Spongs say the city’s bylaw office was alerted of their Martina Perry violation because of a complaint, which they say was made maliciously. It’s unfair that a family like the Spongs has to give up one of their babies when others violating the bylaw face no penalty. Especially considering Katherine said the couple would be more than willing to pay the price for breaking the rule. Prince Rupert’s three-dog maximum bylaw should be enforced on a case-by-case basis. Whatever reason the city has for the limit (city staff authorized to speak with media haven’t returned my request for an interview), wouldn’t pertain to the Spongs and their dogs. While some may not have what it takes to manage four dogs, the Spongs definitely do. Having spoken to Katherine, I can vouch that the Spongs know exactly what it takes to care for their four dogs. While interviewing Katherine, she discussed in great detail the characteristics of Lily’s breed and how those characteristics pertain to taking care of her. By the time this is printed, council may have decided to make an exception in the Spongs’ case. If not, the city should be ashamed of its actions. Most people could not manage four dogs at once. A couple that have been doing so successfully, and happily, are an exception.

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hile the eyes of British Columbia’s Rupert boom and welcome thousands and energy industry are on Prince Rupert, thousands of construction workers and the eyes of many in Prince Rupert are employees. Let’s be honest, the majority of on the aging and failing infrastructure around people and businesses in Prince Rupert want to town. see the same thing following years of a struggling Potholes and sunken manhole covers that make economy and population loss. the daily drive more of an off-road challenge And while the people and the government want than an urban commute are a constant reminder to see that influx of workers, one has to question of the fact that Prince Rupert needs work. It is whether or not the city’s aging infrastructure — something that is certainly not lost on the people including some wooden trestle bridges straight who call the community home. out of western movies — can handle it. But what residents should be concerned about During her presentation to the provincial Shaun Thomas it what they can’t see — a water supply dam budget committee, Prince Rupert chief financial that is nearing its centennial birthday feeding officer Corinne Bomben outlined a total of $148 water pipes under those potholed streets that million worth of infrastructure needed. That are decades-upon-decades old. The failure of the dam or amount doesn’t take into account the need for a new RCMP the water lines would be catastrophic not only to the typical detachment and a fire hall that won’t crumble to the ground resident, but to the city coffers. Repairing a sunken street or in the event of a major earthquake. When that is considered, a flooded neighbourhood certainly isn’t cheap. we’re probably looking at more than $160 million in spending. The other thing that isn’t lost on people in Prince Rupert Taking a generous population of 14,000 into account, is that the city is broke. With cutbacks to community grants, we’re currently below 13,000, it works out to a bill of $11,428 $800,000 budget deficits and simple tasks like travelling to the for every man, woman and child in Prince Rupert. Union of British Columbia Municipalities drawing questions The math doesn’t add up. about fiscal responsibility, it is obvious the city is pinching its If the provincial and federal governments want Prince pennies and trying to do a lot with not very much. Rupert to be Canada’s energy gateway, they’re going to need The British Columbia government wants to see Prince to contribute in a major way.

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Photo courtesy Prince Rupert Port Authority TAKING COMMAND: On the scene at Fairview Bay in February, the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation’s mobile command centre provided a base for communications. WCMRC professionals were deployed to contain a leak of mineral oil from vandalized transformers.

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Editor: After reading the book Climate Coverup by James Hogan where he exposes a long-term plan by corporate interests to sway public opinion and cast doubt on legitimate science concerning human impact on climate change and what we can do about it I find a clear example right here in Prince Rupert.  I take exception to The Northern View printing material from such a blatant example of yellow journalism as Tom Fletcher in his Separating science from superstition article in the Oct. 2 edition. I trust the usually clear heads on the north coast won’t be duped by his disillusioned nonsense. We live in this wonderful technological  miracle of a civilization brought about by dedicated scientists who have escaped the fantasies of superstition. And he accuses them of that? The vast majority of legitimate scientists in the field of climate change have declared it to be a fact and that one humanity can do something about. It is not a matter for debate or opinion by those of us who make their contribution to society in other

areas. One wonders at the motives of someone who blatantly seeks to influence the public by muddying the waters of a life-threatening issue.  Either he is totally consumed by his own inflated ego and delirious sense of the power of his pen or he has succumbed to those who place economics before life, or more accurately, choose short-term thrills for long-range pain. Why else would he choose to be part of the problem instead of part of the solution?  Talk about irrational behaviour or in its old term, superstition.  These corporate monsters and their cronies are nothing short of guilty of crimes against humanity and the planet. Like I said above, they choose shortterm economic thrills over long term genocide. I’m hearing that the relevant scientists and the more clear headed politicians are getting a game plan together at the United Nations to get around these mindless obstacles as water gets around rocks to get to the sea. If it’s not too late.    Cliff Bell Brown

Editor: City Hall is proposing that a new condo development be built in Westview Park. This site includes a children’s playground and greenspace that has been zoned as Park Reserve since 1909. In addition, federal and provincial laws currently protect this location as a registered heron-nesting site. As a mother of three young children, I do not understand how council is even considering rezoning parkland. We, as a community, have a responsibility to protect

and preserve this land for not only our current residents but for future generations to come. There will be a public information meeting about this proposed development on October 22 at the Lester Centre at seven p.m. Please take time out of your busy schedules and voice your concerns. Our city planner and councillors will be in attendance to listen to your comments. Katie Lyon Prince Rupert

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Editor: The Northwest is on the cusp of a massive change. Sometimes change is for the better. Sometimes it is not. Currently there are 14 natural gas pipelines and LNG plants proposed for the Northwest. It is highly unlikely all of this will proceed. But how many will and where will they be? Some ‘proposals’ are becoming realities of slashed and staked survey lines. Landowners are being offered wads of money. This is how the natural gas industry works. Pipelines need compressor stations with turbine engines and flare stacks. Pipelines will

bring fracking. If you value your fishing spot or a favourite stretch of river to walk along, it is time to get involved. If you drink water or breathe air, it is time to get involved. All bound for foreign markets, the world’s largest tankers will enter our ports. How secure is the price of natural gas on the world market, as numerous other countries join the race? The B.C. government claims this is our golden goose. We’ve all smelled a rotten egg before. We’ve seen boom/ bust economies that fill pockets overnight, and leave a legacy of turmoil. Please, educate yourselves. Marnie Pole



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Port Ed passes zoning permits

$150 million needed for infrastructure BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View


Developers wanting to purchase land from the District of Port Edward may no longer have to go through the lengthy and costly rezoning process – provided they are looking at a short-term investment. On Oct. 9, Port Edward councillors gave three readings to a bylaw that would allow them to grant a temporary rezoning permit that would change the zoning on a piece of land for up to six years before it reverts to its original classification. Port Edward chief administrative officer Ron Bedard said the bylaw is simply a sign of the times. “I think it really fits with where we are today, because I really think we’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg ... in the very near future, we could have an influx of people wanting to change the zoning on land in the district,” he told council. “Otherwise every time someone comes in, council has to go through a process that takes a month or two and, frankly, costs a lot of money. With this, they could come to council who could, at its discretion, approve the temporary permit.” Bedard said one of the catalysts for this bylaw is interest in purchasing the mobile home park and developing currently undeveloped area behind the existing homes to host large RVs during the construction phase of the Lelu Island LNG terminal.

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The City of Prince Rupert has nearly $150 million in needed infrastructure projects in the coming years. That was the message chief financial officer Corinne Bomben gave the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services during a budget consultation meeting held in Prince Rupert on Oct. 9. Bomben outlined three major areas of concerns, the first of which has to do with how residents get their water. “We have a 100-year-old dam and raw water supply line ... some of our redundancy pumps in the event of waterline damage are so old that the original manufacturers told us to call a museum if we need parts,” she told the committee. “We have identified that to replace the components of the water system, upgrade the dam and put in an access road will cost taxpayers approximately $12 million. In addition to the main system, approximately 25 per cent of our main trunk water systems in the city are pre-1925 lines.” The second concern is one of road safety — one that must be addressed sooner rather than later. “We have three wooden trestle bridges that are over 70 years old. We have boasted to the Premier that we are

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the world authority on keeping them going ... two of these bridges connect two of our major subdivisions,” she explained. “These are to be replaced at a cost of approximately $2 million each, and we expect the load limits for these bridges will be downgraded in the interest of public safety.” The third and final need is by far the largest – a way of keeping raw sewage out of the harbour. “Liquid waste regulations are requiring our community to do secondary treatment of our liquid waste. We currently don’t even have primary treatment. We have 12 direct outflows into the harbour. The treatment facilities that will be

required and the separation of the storm and sewer lines are estimated at approximately $130 million,” she said. The main message to the committee was, simply, Prince Rupert needs help if it is going to meet the needs of growing with the industrial development proposed for the region. “Our city is made up of approximately 14,000 people. Our people can’t do this alone. With industrial developments years from adding to our community’s tax base, Prince Rupert lacks the revenue to invest in the infrastructure that will enable the economic development to support the unprecedented interest for industrial development in the Northwest.”


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Next Rampage Home Game Sat. Nov. 2 vs. Kitimat Ice Demons Puck Drop: 8 p.m.

Rampage suffer power outage Prince Rupert puts a scare into undefeated Ice Demons BY TODD HAMILTON PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The lights were on but the power was out at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre on Saturday night. The Kitimat Ice Demons remained undefeated and atop of the CIHL West Division standings after they narrowly escaped Prince Rupert with a 3-1 win over the Rampage. Although the injury-plagued Ice Demons, who were missing eight regulars out of the lineup, picked up their third straight win to begin the season, the sixth-year Rupert Rampage franchise served notice that a trip to the coast isn’t the easy two points it once was. Despite a sluggish start, the Rampage dominated the final 35 minutes of the game but failed to capitalize on two separate 5-on-3 powerplay opportunities. “Killing those [5-on-3s] were big turning points no doubt,” Ice Demons head coach Cliff Madsen said. “Rupert was a game team tonight, they had us pressured ... with a little luck they could have won, but that was a huge win for us.” Rampage head coach Roger Atchison also pointed to the lack of powerplay production as a key factor, especially with a pair of two-man advantage opportunities. “It just wasn’t our night. Kitimat did a pretty good job blocking the lanes for sure. We never got the easy shot through and that was the difference tonight, we just never had good enough net presence. “We couldn’t buy a goal until late in the game and our powerplay has gotta be worked on.” Atchison also wasn’t happy with how the Rampage came out of the gate, but was pleased with the club’s rally in the second and third periods. “I just thought, in the first, they pushed us around a little bit, they just took it to us in our own building ... I wasn’t happy with our overall effort in the first but in the second two [periods] there was a little more compete,” he said. While the focus may have been on the offence or lack of it, both coaches were quick to credit their netminders. Second-year Ice Demons netminder Tom Mildenberger stymied the Rampage for two-and-a-half periods making a number of spectacular saves during Rampage powerplays. “He’s just been awesome,” Madsen said. “He just came back from holidays and hasn’t had a lot of ice time ... he’s really carrying on the tradition of great Kitimat goaltending.” Atchison credits Rampage netminder Keano Wilson for keeping Prince Rupert in the game especially during the first

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Prince Rupert Rampage’s Ryan Fuzi squares off with Kitimat Ice Demon John Aiken during second period CIHL action on Saturday at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. The Ice Demons edged the Rampage 3-1.

period. “When we lost momentum there, he made some big, key stops and kept us hanging around,” Atchison said. Kitimat took an early 1-0 lead about five minutes in when Derek Delisser converted on a give-and-go off an offensive zone forecheck turnover. Early in the second, the Ice Demons went up by two after Derek Wakita found a loose puck in a scrum in front of the Rampage net and jammed it home past Wilson. Midway through the second, the Rampage had their first two-man advantage but failed to beat Mildenberger and stubborn Ice Demons shotblocking registering just three shots on net. At the 6:28 mark of the third following a dustup behind the Ice Demons net, the Rampage went on their second 5-on-3 but again were stymied with Ice Demons forward Kyle Boudreault blocking five shots during the twominute Rampage 5-on-3 powerplay. Ironically, the Rampage made a real game of it with just over four minutes to play in the third with a shorthanded goal. Rampage penalty killer Justin Fontaine intercepted

a pass at his own blueline and outhustled the Ice Demons defence to go in alone on Mildenberger. Fontaine, despite being harassed from behind, managed to slide the puck under Mildenberger and break up the shutout bid. The Rampage rally was finally killed with just less than a minute to go when, with Wilson pulled in favour of the extra attacker, Kitimat’s Josh Slanina corralled a rebound off a shotblock and backhanded the puck the length of the ice into Rupert’s empty net. Mildenberger turned aside 31 of 32 shots while Wilson made 20 saves on 22 shots for the Rampage. Referee Greg Gireav handed out 104 minutes in penalties, including six misconducts in front of a crowd of 520 at the Civic Centre. AROUND THE LEAGUE The Lac La Hache Tomahawks dropped the Quesnel Kangaroos 6-2 while the Terrace River Kings and the Williams Lake Stampeders split a doubleheader. The River Kings took Game 1, 3-0 with the Stampeders taking the second game on Sunday, 7- 5. The Smithers Steelheads shut out the Houston Luckies 5-0 on Friday.

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Rapids kick off season First meet begins on Friday


The Earl Mah Aquatic Centre will be a busy place this weekend as the Prince Rupert Rapids Swim Club will host its first meet of the 2013/2014 season. The Rapids will be taking to the pool against teams from Kitimat, Terrace, Smithers, Williams Lake and Prince George, and - Chris Street head coach Chris Street said he has high hopes for the year ahead. “I’m very optimistic about the season. We have a really talented group of kids, particularly at the top of the club. We also have some new swimmers that have joined and are really promising,” he said. “It should be a good year.” Street said this year’s registration is neither noticeably up or down from years past, but said he isn’t concerned about that. “I’m are happy with where we are at,” he said.

“It should be a good year.”

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First-time curler Marisa Orso throws a rock down the ice, with longtime curler Cody Green teaching her the ropes. The Prince Rupert Curling Club hosted a series of open houses last week to encourage new people to join the club’s leagues. Experienced curlers were in attendance to assist the inexperienced.

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The Prince Rupert Minor Hockey Association is kicking off its 2013-2014 season, but registration this year isn’t as strong as it was last winter. “We’re just getting the final numbers, but we are down a few people from last year ... we’re probably down 20 to 25 kids from last year,” said Gene Storey, noting some of the decline goes back to when the chiller broke down last year. “Because it took so long getting the ice in last year, some kids drifted off to different sports. We saw that last year and think we have lost some more from that this year.”

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“The strength of the co-operative lies in its members.” - Meredith Skimson approximately 600 hours of labour to the projects. “MMC members provided a huge boost to what the co-op was able to accomplish this summer,” said Shames general manager Christian Theberge. But the board doesn’t plan to stop there. They made a presentation

regarding the creation of a Master Plan for further development of the Shames Mountain ski area and town hall-style meetings are planned for the coming months in order to engage members on what they want to see in the future of Shames. My Mountain Co-op will also be starting the year in a positive position both financially and in terms of membership. The last fiscal year ended with a net profit of $55,000, and there are currently more than 1,000 members, with strong support from individuals and corporations continuing. “The strength of the co-operative lies in its members,” said board member Meredith Skimson.

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PRMS teachers pay for student success $2,600 raised for Terry Fox Foundation BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Staff at Prince Rupert Middle School (PRMS) put their pride aside to raise money for cancer research. PRMS hosted the Terry Fox Challenge on Oct. 8, when students witnessed teachers do a variety of hilarious acts after they surpassed the school’s fundraising goal for the Terry Fox Foundation. Teacher Will Barrow and fellow PRMS staff members agreed to make a challenge out of the school’s annual canvassing this year. Barrow said they were following in Terry Fox’s footsteps by promising to do something to motivate people to collect as much money as possible. Students at the middle school raised $670 last year, and were challenged to raise $1,500 this year. However, students surpassed the goal, collecting $2,680.59 for the Terry Fox Foundation. “I am so impressed with the fundraising efforts. It goes to show with a little teacher encouragement we can do almost anything,” said Barrow, who has organized the school’s Terry Fox Run for three years. Prior to fundraising, students were told if they met the goal, teachers would volunteer to

“It was pretty cool. I got to shave my dad’s head.” - Eric Leask perform entertaining tasks including dressing up in silly costumes, getting makeovers from students, getting whip cream in the face, kissing a dead fish and getting hair removed, whether it be by wax or head shaving. Grade 7 students Kobi Franes and Eric Leask were ecstatic following the celebration. Both Franes and Leask said they enjoyed watching PRMS Principal Ken Minette and teacher Mike Makey get their heads shaved, and Rod Hikida get a mohawk. “It was pretty cool. I got to shave my dad’s head,” Leask, who is Minette’s son, said. “It was pretty funny,” Franes added. Leask applauded teachers for their courage, and for encouraging students to believe in themselves. “I think they’re pretty brave ... they really think if we have a dream, like Terry Fox, that we should do it and just keep going with it,” he said.

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WALKING DEAD Students learn fire safety BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

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The undead will be taking to the streets of Prince Rupert on Oct. 25 for the Third Annual Zombie Walk. This year’s walk will leave the courthouse at 7:30 p.m.

The Prince Rupert Fire Department kicked off Fire Prevention Week on Oct. 8 with an assembly at Conrad Elementary, the first of many in the community. “Each year, Fire Prevention Week takes place in October and it is a great opportunity for fire departments to get the fire safety message out to school kids and let them know fires are dangerous and there are actions they can take to prevent fires and prevent being injured in their home,” said deputy fire chief Jeff Beckwith. “We’re going to be getting this fire safety message out to all kids in Prince Rupert. We’ll get to about 550 student each year, so we’re very happy to be able to do this for our children.” Throughout the presentation, Beckwith and fire chief Dave McKenzie talked to the students about the importance of smoke detectors, proper techniques for escaping smoky situations and tips related to the prevention of kitchen fires, which is the focus of the 2013 campaign. Although

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Fire chief Dave Mckenzie looks on as Sparky does a dance for students at Conrad Elementary.

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The former Port Edward School will soon house both the PTI group and Pacific NorthWest LNG.

Pacific NorthWest LNG, PTI sign lease for Port Ed school BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Two companies planning major developments in Port Edward will now call the former Port Edward Elementary School home. Pacific NorthWest LNG will pay $3,000 per month to sublet the school from the District of Port Edward, who are currently leasing the building from the Prince Rupert School District, while PTI Premium Camp Services will pay $1,000 per month for office space as they work on developing the work camp in town. Pacific NorthWest LNG will also pay a lump sum of $27,500 as part of an agreement to cover the cost of utilities until a lease could be worked out. However, the $3,000 being paid by Pacific NorthWest LNG will primarily cover the cost of maintenance and utilities and not result in much of a financial gain for the district. While Councillor Knut Bjorndal said the district was “renting them a building for nothing”, Mayor Dave MacDonald said the real benefit is that the building will not become run down. “The school district was going to shut it down and board it up ... we’re leasing it to

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“I think this is a win-win, and the best we can do.” - Dave MacDonald them to keep it open and keep it from becoming an eyesore. We don’t want it to be like King Edward School where people were breaking in and it was an unsightly property,” he said. “I think this is a win-win, and the best we can do at this point.” Chief administrative officer Ron Bedard said the companies will soon be moving into the building. “The good part is that we have both proponents with offices in the community. They may not be open full-time, but they should be staffed a few days per week at least,” he said. With the lease signed, Pacific NorthWest LNG will have a office space in both Prince Rupert and Port Edward, with work continuing on the space in the Capitol Mall.



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Northwest jobless rate third lowest in B.C. By Rod Link PRINCE RUPERT / Terrace Standard

Northwestern B.C. now has the third lowest jobless rate of any region in the province, behind only the Northeast and the Kootenays, indicates data released on Oct. 11 by Statistics Canada. And at 5.5 per cent for September, the Northwest’s rate is lower than the provincial average of 6.7 per cent. The jobless rate is also nearly half of September 2012’s 10.5 per cent and an improvement over August’s 6.2 per cent. The statistics indicate the labour force in the area from the north coast to just west of

Vanderhoof in September was 43,700 people with 41,300 working and 2,400 unemployed. The labour force in September 2012 was 42,900 people with 38,400 working and 4,500 unemployed. September’s figures reflect a continuing improvement in the regional economy, much different than even two years ago when the jobless percentage rate was consistently in the low and mid-teens, placing the region consistently in last place. The Lower Mainland had the highest jobless rate of any region in the province in September at 7.1 per cent with the ThompsonOkanagan next at 6.8 per cent and the Cariboo following at 6.5 per cent.

Vancouver Island had a jobless rate of 6.2 per cent with the Northeast coming in at 4.9 per cent and the Kootenays having the lowest jobless rate in the province at just three per cent. The northwest jobless rate is not the number of people collecting Employment Insurance. Instead it is based on interviews of people from the North Coast to just this side of Vanderhoof who consider themselves as part of the workforce whether they are employed or not. And that means the jobless rate can reflect how people feel about their own employment prospects. Nationally, employment was up 1.2 per cent (212,000) compared with 12 months earlier.

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Oil spill response found lacking BY TOM FLETCHER VICTORIA / Black Press



The B.C. environment ministry has released its promised study of the current state of crude oil spill response capability, tracking the growing tonnage of petroleum shipping along the west coast and estimating response time and effectiveness if oil was to spill at sea. Oil recovery in computer simulated oil spills could be as high as 25 per cent after five days, or as low as four per cent for Alaska crude, with another quarter evaporating. The study was commissioned to back up Premier Christy Clark’s conditions for B.C.’s approval of expanded heavy oil shipments, either from twinning the TransMountain pipeline from northern Alberta to Burnaby, or the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway project across northern B.C. to a new tanker port at Kitimat. Environment Minister Mary Polak said the study shows the need to increase response capability before the B.C. Government would consider increased oil shipments. “While we respect federal jurisdiction over marine spills, we must ensure B.C.’s interests are being met, and that means adding more resources to protect our coast,” Polak said.

“We must ensure B.C.’s interests are being met.” - Mary Polak North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice said she was not surprised by the report, and said it is yet another example of why shipping oil is a bad idea. “It is pretty telling and frightening if we are ill-equipped for a spill now, not to mention the different proposals on the North Coast,” she said. “As far as Enbridge, the people have spoken. It doesn’t matter what ways of getting to yes the Premier has, it is a project that doesn’t fit with the value of the people on the North Coast ... it is a no-go in my mind.” The three-volume report also details the huge and growing traffic that exists now. Shipping data shows a 17 per cent increase in marine traffic volume from 2011 to 2012. An estimated 110 million cubic metres of petroleum products per year are shipped, about a third of which is crude-like bunker oil carried as fuel on ships of all


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October 16, 2013 • Northern View • A19

MP turns to Wolves attack dog at Miller Bay constituents BY SHAUN THOMAS

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Nathan Cullen is still deciding whether he should run for the B.C. NDP leadership. The Skeena-Bulkey Valley MP stopped in communities in the riding for community open houses in early October, including a recent stop at Cowpuccino’s in Prince Rupert on the evening of Oct. 6, to canvass constituents’ opinion. “I really wanted to go to supporters and friends and ask them what they thought. We got amazing insight. It was a powerful conversation for me personally,” Cullen said. The MP said he is giving himself a couple more weeks to make a decision on whether or not to run for the provincial leadership. “While I’ve enjoyed the conversations, I can’t sit [on making a decision] forever,” Cullen said, adding people in Prince Rupert were split on the idea. “I was surprised. The room was about half and half,” he said. British Columbia’s new NDP leader is expected to be voted on in the spring of 2014. Former British Columbia NDP leader Adrian Dix stepped down from his role in September, following the party’s unexpected defeat in the May provincial election.

Robert Moses White knows his dog is lucky to be alive following an attack by two wolves at Miller Bay on Tuesday morning. White was taking his German weinheimer on the pair’s typical walk to the point at 10:30 a.m., when the dog disappeared around a corner and vicious growls filled the air. “She barked at them twice, and then they had her just like that. They must have been right on the treeline ... the one had her by the ear and the other tooth was in her eyeball, and the other was yanking on her throat when I came around the corner,” he said. “If I had been 30 seconds later, she would have died.” But in this case, it took more than yelling and an aggressive charge and loud shouts from White to get the wolves off his pet. “They would not let my dog go. I ran up, I started yelling at them and they just kept yanking on her. I just thought, ‘oh my God, they’re not going to stop’,” he said. “I was just lucky, I don’t go out in the woods without protection so I brought my machete with me. I had to actually hit them ... I ran in right

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The Village of Queen Charlotte is hoping to make money available to downtown businesses to improve their outward appearance. At the Oct. 7 - Carol Kulesha meeting, the Business Facade Improvement Program was brought forward to council for consideration. Council passed the policy, which will now be included in an application to the Northern Development Initiative Trust for funding. “We can apply in November, and then the money would be available in January,” said Mayor Carol Kulesha, noting a similar program is in place in Port Clements. Under the program, the village would reimburse business owners up to $5,000 each for beautification projects that may include lighting, architectural features, new windows, painting or new siding installation, awnings, and entrance or doorway signage. Tenants could also apply, but must have written approval from the building owner. To be eligible for reimbursement, applicants would submit a “before” picture and a design drawing showing the “after” look, and a project budget estimate or contractor quote. Projects would be reviewed by staff to ensure they meet the guidelines, with the chief administrative officer accepting or rejecting preliminary applications before taking them to council. Queen Charlotte Village Council would have final say and provide final approval on all applications. According to the policy, the owner then has 12 months to complete the project. “I think this is a very good program. It doesn’t cost a lot of money, but allows us to improve the streetscape look of the town and make it a place people want to shop,” said Mayor Kulesha. “This is a very positive step.” Although applicants would be able to seek out multiple grants for projects costing at least $1,000, the total amount available over the lifetime of the business is $5,000. Should a business be successful in its grant application, it would be moved to the bottom of the list of applicants for future grants as they become available. As well as Port Clements, the program was also embraced by the City of Prince Rupert when it was first launched by the NDIT.

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A group of eight doctors on Haida Gwaii are raising concerns about the level of service on the islands.

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Doctors warn of paramedic crisis Training, wait times below urban centres


Medical professionals on Haida Gwaii are turning to MLA Jennifer Rice to address ambulance deficiencies on the islands relative to urban centres. In a letter sent to Rice, eight Haida Gwaii doctors say the service provided by the four ambulance units is not adequate for the area. “All of them suffer from chronic shortages of staff, resulting in many days each year when they are not able to provide service. BC Ambulance has said if there is no ambulance available, one will be sent from the nearest available ambulance unit. This results in upwards of an hour wait for ambulance arrival ... those who wait for the ambulance face inordinate wait times,” wrote the group, noting the result is some taking drastic measures. “Not infrequently, patients and families feel it is necessary to resort to transporting the critically ill person to the hospital. As one could imagine, this

“The bottom line is that most paramedics with the level of training expected in urban British Columbia must leave rural B.C.” - Haida Gwaii doctors involves unsafe driving, transportation of injured patients without spinal precautions, and inadequate monitoring of ill patients by trained staff en-route.” Part of the problem, the doctors say, is that there are very few actual paramedics on the island as BC Ambulance Service trains locals to be Emergency Medical Responders (EMRs). The EMRs are asked to take unpaid time out of their lives to take the training and then are required to be on-call for $2 per hour. While on-call, they must stay within cell phone range and maintain a job that will allow them to leave on a moment’s notice and be able to respond around the clock, resulting in sleep deprived days at

work. That EMR training also means they are not licensed to “administer life-saving medications, start IVs and insert breathing tubes if needed”. “The bottom line is that most paramedics with the level of training expected in urban British Columbia must leave rural B.C. in order to make a living, again leaving rural B.C. with a lower level of care,” wrote the doctors, noting Stewart, Fort Nelson, Dease Lake and Tumbler Ridge have raised similar concerns. “Due to the pay structure, rural ambulance services are unable to maintain staffing even at the bare minimum level of training, much less at the level expected in the rest of British Columbia.”


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Representatives and invidividuals watch as the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre’s newest piece of equipment in use on Friday. Tanner Wiley is lowered into the Tot Pool by the new wheelchair lift, which will allow people in wheelchairs to get into to the pool and hot tub. Four were installed at the pool, costing more than $17,000 all together. The Prince Rupert Association for Community Living and the Prince Rupert Self Advocacy Group both donated $1,000 for the equipment, with Val Wholmes representing the groups on left; the Prince Rupert Regional Community Fundation donated $6,850, with Shane Deinstadt, second from left, Karen Basso, centre, and Doug Kydd representing the group; the Prince Rupert Lions Club donated $1,000 with Jim Martin, fourth from left, representing the group’ and Ridley Terminals Inc donating $7,286.88, with Michelle Bryant representing the company; Also pictured is Self-Advocacy members Michael Sambo, very back, Tracy StaceSmith, beside, Sandy Twain, in front, as well as Sue Nelson, an occupational therapist with SD52 who helped select the equipment. Earl Mah Aquatic Centre supervisor Calvin Grav operates the lift.

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Harvest Fesitval planned By Shaun Thomas PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Nancy and Gunther Golinia accept a $2,000 cheque from Michelle Bryant of Ridley Terminals for the care of the two young deer.

RTI staff save baby deer

October in Prince Rupert is synonymous with Hallowe’en Fest, but this year there is a second festival happening late in the month. The Salmonberry Farmer’s Market is hosting the first ever Harvest Festival at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre on Oct. 26 from one p.m. to six p.m. The day will include games and activities for people of all ages, including hoola hooping and a drum circle, interactive art with Leanna Spence, a community art show, vendors and community group displays . There will also be contests and prizes for best jam, baked pie, quilt, photography, local harvest item and more. Drop by 307 West 3rd Ave. or the library for a full list of categories and to register.

Ridley and Coal taken to shelter

Two baby deer were rescued a few weeks ago on Ridley Island after their mother was found dead by the train tracks near Ridley Terminals (RTI). The two babies were only one week old and would not have survived on their own, so two RTI employees took it upon themselves to rescue them by bringing them to the Wildlife Rehab Shelter. The employees handled the two fragile deer with care, wrapped them up in jackets and took them to Nancy and Gunther,


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who are now nurturing the deer until they are strong enough to be let go back into the wild. The babies are both boys and have been named Ridley and Coal. Since the Wildlife Rehab Shelter is run entirely by donations, the RTI employees took up a collection to help with the care of the deer. The employees raised $350 to-date, and more donations are coming in. Ridley Terminals also made a donation to the Wildlife Rehab Shelter in the amount of $2,000.

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P.R. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION meeting every 3rd Mon each month. Call Marie250-622-2869 School District 52 Band Program is looking for donations of band instruments! Help us bring music to all students by donating that trumpet you have in your basement or the saxophone in your coat closet! If you have an instrument no one is playing, call School District office @ 250-627-6717 for pick up.

Calling all Musicians! Prince Rupert Community Band and Choir are seeking new members No Auditions necessary! PR Community Band meets Mon. 7:30- 9pm at PRMS (formerly PRSS) Band Room. PR Comm. Choir meets Wed. 7:30-9pm at PRMS Band Room. Contact Peter Witherly at 250624-9634 Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to deliver hot meals to people in Prince Rupert on Mon. Wed. and Fri. from 11am- 12noon. Call Andrea Vogt 250-622-6375 for further info. Girl Guide Leaders needed immediately! Did you have a great experience with Girl Guides Canada? Are you available Thurs. evenings from 6:15 - 8:15? We need you. Adult females of any age are welcome, no experience needed, training provided, meet new friends, being a leader looks good on your resume. Contact Dawn 250-6246450 or Fraser St Literacy Community Classroom Mon-Fri NWCC rm 190, 11am-2:30. Offering help with student upgrading, forms, applications, paperwork. New volunteer tutors welcomed. Contact Karen Buchanan or Sharon Jo Scott at 250-627-7166 ext 39 or Scouts Canada - Scouting in Pr. Rupert. Meetings held at Pinridge school in the gym. Beavers aged 5-7 meet on Tues. 6:30-7:30pm Cubs aged 8-11 meet on Wed. 7:00-8:30pm Contact C. Green @ 250-624-3370


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Advertising Sales Consultant The Prince Rupert Northern View has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Advertising Sales Consultant. Our ideal candidate will be organized, upbeat and work well in a fast-paced environment. You have a passion for the advertising business, are creative and thrive on challenges. Sales experience would be a definite asset but training would be provided for the right candidate. Above-average communication skills, valid driver’s licence and reliable automobile are necessary. This is a salary plus commission based position with an above-average earning potential. Please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to: Todd Hamilton Publisher - The Northern View, Northern Connector No phone calls please.


Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

FULL TIME COMPANY TOWN DRIVER WAREHOUSE WORKER We are a growing, progressive and well respected carrier specializing in the transportation of perishable and dry freight, since 1957. We are looking for an individual to support our Founding Values for future success at our Prince Rupert Terminal. We are currently looking for a Full-Time Company Class 1 Town Driver with Warehouse work. Variable shifts and start times. Minimum starting rate of $21.64/hr. Please apply in person with resume, cover letter and abstract to: 341 Kaien Road, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 4B7.

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250-624-8088 737 Fraser St, Prince Rupert B7

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Rooms for Rent

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PR: Room for rent. Shared living dinning room and kitchen, all utilities and internet included. Laundry facilities. Ocean View, fireplace. Ref recd. Elizabeth 250-624-5854 (home) 587-646-1329 (cell)

PE: Luxury One Bedroom Suite Available immediately

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

2008 John Deere LA145 riding lawnmower, 48� cut, new belts, with 44� snowblower attachment. $3,850 bought for $5,500 only 100 hours. 250600-6233

Heavy Duty Machinery A-STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS 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 $2500! Call Toll Free Also JD 544 & 644 wheel loaders JD 892D LC Excavator Ph 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

Misc. for Sale 4 Michelin winter tires, stud less. 225/55R17 used 3 months, have snowflake emblem. 250-627-6737 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at:

Misc. Wanted Genuine Coin Collector Buyer Collections, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins etc 778-281-0030

Real Estate Mobile Homes & Parks RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Spec home on site to view. Please call 250-4627055.

Real Estate

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


Homes for Rent PR: 603 Fulton St; 3 bdrm, 11/2 bath, F/S, DW, W/D hookup, carport. N/S, N/P. Working couple pref. Ref Req. $900 per/mo. Available Nov 1. 250-624-3780 PR: ALL INCLUSIVE FURNISHED HOUSE Seeking Contractors Starting @ $300 Weekly/ $900 Monthly Per Room. Cynthia 250-6249742 PR - For Rent 1500 sq ft duplex. Newly refinished 3 bdrm duplex with large family room. Refinished bright large 2 storey above ground duplex with 3 bdrms, 2 bathrooms, F/S, new W/D, wood floors. On 11th Ave East near everything. Would be excellent as a shared space. 2nd floor has 2 bdrms, full bath, kitchen, dinning and living room, main floor has a large family room, bedroom, laundry, and full bath. Can provide if requested dishwasher, microwave, linens, dishes, furniture and weekly housekeeping for small additional charge. $1,250 per month (1 year lease). Call Robin to view 604-724-7544 PR: Newer 3 bdrm s/s home. $900 per/mo. Adult oriented, no pets. References required. Call 250-624-1715 or 250-6245955 RENTAL House Wanted as soon as possible....Professional couple with 2 mid-sized, well behaved dogs looking for rental home in Prince Rupert area. Month to month works best or a short term lease. References available. Call 250-709-1918

Skyline Manor

PR: Over 2,500 sq ft house on 3 levels. 2 full baths, walk in closet and hot tub in fenced yard await your family. To view, go to and search Prince Rupert mls# N230909 or call Lynn Chivers 250-627-1414

PR: View lot for sale. 250-6245304 www.princerupertdream

1200 Summit Ave. Bachelor & 1 Bedroom Suites. Security Entrance, harbour views, balconies, storage, laundry facilities, hot water & heat included. Sorry no pets. Close to hospital, bus stop & downtown. References required. Contact our on site Manager at 250-624-6019

Real Estate

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

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Newer house/bright suite. 5 new appliances incl. DW, ensuite laundry W/D, central vac, gas f/p, elec. heat. Lovely area/Beautiful 10 min. commute to Prince Rupert. $700/mo. plus utilities. 250-628-9433 PR: 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, lower level suite. 1504 7th Ave E. N/S. $850 per mo, doesn’t include utilities. Damage deposit required. 250-627-5087 or 250-622-9418

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Transportation Snowmobiles 2003 Arctic Cat 550 Twin Mountain Cat. New reverse gears, great condition, with custom cover, also included new Karavan Trailer. $3,500 a steal. 250-600-6233

CITY OF PRINCE RUPERT NOTICE TO DEMOLISH VEHICLES Notice is hereby given that the City of Prince Rupert intends to demolish the following abandoned vehicles: Vehicle Description 1990 Blue Ford Pickup 1995 Blue Ford Aerostar Van 1992 Blue GMC Pickup 1990 White Ford Pickup 1985 Red Chevy Chevette 1992 Red GMC Sonoma 1991 Blue Chevy Corsica 1994 Blue Ford Escort

Vehicle Identification No. 1FTEX15N2LKA28225 1FTDA14U6SZA21371 1GTCT19Z5N0504479 2FTEF25YXLCA03208 1G1TB08CXFA141367 1GTCS19R6N0513405 1G1LT53T0MY239765 1FACP15J0RW125094

This notice is to inform the registered owner that if you have not claimed the above noted vehicle, by proving ownership and paying all outstanding charges including storage fees by October 30, 2013 the City will dispose of these vehicles. For further information please contact the Public Works Department at 250.624.6795

Public Information Meeting As part of the Municipal planning process, the City of Prince Rupert is inviting the community to contribute their thoughts to possible new development for the area on Atlin Avenue (known previously as the Transition House) and adjoining lands to the Southwest. The goal is to review the current planning guidelines and regulations, to ensure alignment with continuous community based efforts for new development. The public forums are the first step and community/neighbourhood input is not only desired but necessary to the process. Please come out and share your thoughts with us. See map below.

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

Houses For Sale

Buying or Selling Real Estate?

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Date: October 22, 2013 Location: Lester Centre of the Arts (Lobby) 1100 McBride Street Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm ALL ARE WELCOME! 250-627-0996 or email to: B6

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

The Northwest’s leading diamond supplier is looking for full and part-time

Sales Associates Retail sales experience an asset but will train candidates who desire a career in this exciting and rewarding environment. Drop off resumes in person to Teresa or Jerry, 528 - 3rd Ave. West, Prince Rupert

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Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

LINO’S SALES & SERVICE located in beautiful Burns Lake, has an immediate opening for a Marine / Snowmobile Technician. Competitive wages & relocating allowance. Forward resume to attention Marco. Call: (250) 692-7045, (250) 251-7204 or Fax: (250) 692-7693

TONJA S. Horne Inc. has an available position for a permanent part time receptionist/admin support staff. We are looking for a someone with a great work ethic, computer skills and ability to work quickly and efficiently. Please fax your resume to 250-624-4828.

AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for experienced welders. Competitive wages, profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through in hole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform. Call Cindy for an appointment or send resume to: 780-8462231 (Office); 780-846-2241 (Fax).

JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician(s) in Hanna Alberta. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. offers competitive wages from $30/hour, negotiable depending on experience. Bright, modern shop. Full-time permanent with benefits. Friendly town just 2 hours from major urban centres. More info online at: Fax 403-854-2845; or Email:

“PART TIME OPPORTUNITYANDERSON MERCHANDISERS-CANADA INC.” requires a Merchandiser to service and maintain various product lines in Prince Rupert retail outlets. Reliable transportation, computer with internet, access to printer and digital camera and able to lift up to 50lbs. is required. Approximately 3-5 hours per week. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Email resume to: or fax to 905-763-6785

Trades, Technical FRASER SHINGLES AND EXTERIORS. Sloped Roofing / Siding Crews needed at our Edmonton branch. Great wages. Own equipment is a MUST. For info contact Giselle @ 780 962 1320 or at email:

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JOB OPPORTUNITY GROUNDSKEEPER POSITION – FULL TIME Location: 115 – 3rd Street, Prince Rupert, BC Qualifications: Possess a valid Driver’s Licence. Can operate gas powered lawn mowers, trimmers and blowers. Knowledgeable in general landscaping, hedge trimming and flower bed maintenance. Can comfortably lift and move items up to 50 pounds. Able to remove snow and ice from sidewalks and driveways. Strong ability to work efficiently in an unsupervised environment. If you are interested in joining our team, we welcome you to submit your resume to: Subject line: Groundskeeper Or, fax resume to: 250.624.4931 We look forward to hearing from you!

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Duties include, but are not limited to: • Ensure stock levels will support equip. in the field • Develop and maintain relationships with customers. • Ensure that the Parts and Inventory function delivers quality & exceeds customer needs. • Promote the sale of parts. • Develop annual objectives for the Parts and Inventory function • Ensure company plans and programs are carried out by Parts Department. • Ensure that activities are conducted in full compliance with OHSE standards and SMS company policies and processes. Qualifications: • Post-secondary education with 5 - 7 years parts and inventory management exp. Any combo of education and exp.may be considered. • Strong knowledge of the Komatsu product line and the products SMS currently service is an asset. • Exc. managerial skills, as well as in-depth knowledge of industry logistic and manufacturing issues. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resumé quoting reference number PM-12320-10102013 and position title to: Email: Fax: (1)604.888.9699

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Shop from home! Merchandise for Sale Garage Sales PR: Misc house hold items, furniture, sports cards and memorabilia and tools. 1939 Atlin Ave. Sat. Oct. 19. 9am - noon. PR: Sat., Oct 19, 9:00 am. Household items, washer, dryer, deep freezer. Many items. Must sell. 1418 11th Ave East.

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Fall Service Special

• Oil, lube and filter • Rotate tires • Brake inspection • 44-point inspection *Starting From $69.95 plus tax SUV tires *Starting From $155.95 plus tax CAR tires *Starting From $98.95 plus tax TRUCK tires *Starting From $170.95 plus tax




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