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Black Rod makes historic visit By MARGARET SPEIRS

KITSUMKALUM WAS honoured with the first visit to a community of the lieutenant-governor's Black Rod last week, in a celebration of it and former Kitsumkalum chief councillor Cliff Bolton, who carved the piece of jade on the symbolic icon. “Kitsumkalum is the very first community to see the Black Rod. It has never left the legislature since it was introduced,” said former lieutenant-governor Steven Point

Oct. 9 to the crowd at Kitsumkalum Hall. Point told the story about how the Black Rod – a ceremonial baton used to knock on the door of the legislative chamber in order for the lieutenant-governor to receive permission to enter – came about. After he became B.C.'s lieutenant-governor, the sergeant-at-arms, Gary Lenz, asked if he'd like to try on the old uniform of his position. Point agreed and Lenz brought him the 40-pound jacket. He tried it on, and it fit.

He decided to wear it and became only the second provincial lieutenant governor to wear the traditional dress – the other province is Nova Scotia, he said. “When I began to wear it, I began to get noticed,” he said. “Someone asked why I would want to wear it and I said ‘it's part of our history.'” The country's history hasn't always been pleasant as it sometimes brought injustice, he said, but nevertheless it's our history. Aboriginal people have a his-

tory connecting them to the Queen through the treaty process and the lieutenant-governor was instructed to protect the aboriginal people, said Point. He also had another reason for wearing the traditional dress of the lieutenant-governor. “I said 'yes I do [want to wear the traditional dress] because I wanted to see the faces of those people who had never seen an Indian wear the lieutenant-governor's dress before,”' said Point. “People love to see our history

come alive as Canadians,” he said. Lenz also wanted to help Point bring back to B.C. the tradition of using the Black Rod. Up until then, the silver mace of the speaker was used to bring in the lieutenant governor who was the representative of the Queen. “As aboriginal people, we understand history and tradition reminds us of history in the country,” he said, adding Lenz wanted aboriginal people involved in the making of the Black Rod.

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Northwest jobs picture brightens


■■ Usk ferry BILL BOREHAM was ferry man on the Usk ferry for five or six years. Here he is in 2000 with the ferry after it was retrofitted with a new design and new wheelhouse and repainted. The ferry underwent a major refit in 2012, thanks to the Ministry of Transportation, which runs the ferry. For more on the Usk ferry, which is celebrating its 100th year, see page 11.

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 by Statistics Canada Oct. 11. And at 5.5 per cent for September, the northwest's rate is less than the provincial average of 6.7 per cent. The jobless rate is also nearly half of Sept. 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 this side 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 Thompson-Okanagan 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 Kootenays having the lowest jobless rate in the province at just 3 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. 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. “During this same period, however, the employment rate was little changed, as employment and the working-age population grew at a similar pace,” said Statistics Canada.

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Local pot reformers aiming high By ANNA KILLEN LOCAL ORGANIZERS pushing for a provincial pot referendum are aiming high, with a goal of collecting the signatures of 15 per cent of registered voters instead of the mandated 10 per cent in order to put pot decriminalization on the ballot. Sensible BC launched its campaign with the end goal of decriminalizing marijuana on Sept. 9. Under Elections BC's Recall and Initiative Act petitioners need to collect signatures from 10 per cent of the registered voters in every provincial district over a three month period. If that goal is met, a provincial vote could be held in September 2014 asking voters to consider the Sensible Policing Act, which would “stop police from searching or arresting otherwise lawabiding citizens for possession of marijuana,” reads the description on Sensible BC's website. The draft bill could also be introduced into the legislature for debate. But Zachary Canuel, the regional coordinator in the Skeena riding for Sensible BC, said that lessons learned during the 2011 HST initiative mean Sensible BC is aiming for at least five per cent more signatures than technically necessary. “We're trying to get

15 per cent,” said Canuel. “Just to be safe.” Over 150,000 signatures were rejected during the HST petition initiative, the majority of those because the voter was ineligible to sign the petition in the riding that they signed it in, according to Elections BC's Report of the Chief Electoral Officer on the Initiative Petition: “An initiative to end the harmonized sales tax (HST)”. In the Skeena riding, 15 per cent of registered voters is 3,092, while 10 per cent is 2,111. Collecting that number of signatures is “absolutely” doable, said Canuel. “Just at the rate that I've been collecting signatures I could probably passively collect close to 2,000 myself,” he said. Canuel has mostly been collecting signatures at his Terrace store, Deviant Fibres. There are more than 25 official canvassers registered through Elections BC, and they've been out at different public events with efforts ramping up as the months progress. But you won't necessarily see canvassers coming door-to-door. “Door-to-door canvassing isn't the most efficient way,” he said. “You're kind of limited by the distance you can walk on people's streets, so when you hit the

busy places, in the matter of a half-hour to an hour you can get what it might take door-knocking a substantial amount more time.” In order to sign the petition, a person must have been a registered voter with Elections BC before the day the campaign was launched – they can't register to vote at the same time they sign the petition. “Unfortunately, if you want to sign the petition you had to be registered to vote at 11:59 p.m. Sept 8. If

you weren't registered by that time, it doesn't matter if you get registered during the 90-day signature gathering period. It doesn't count,” said Canuel. So far, the reception to the campaign has been positive, he said. “Maybe it's just the type of people who visit me in the store, but even on the street when I was out canvassing this summer to pre-register people I only really ran into a couple of people who seemed adamantly against it,” said Canuel.


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Mission accomplished, says KTIDS A SOCIETY formed in the middle part of the last decade to encourage economic diversification in the region is winding down its affairs. The Kitimat-Terrace Industrial Development Society feels its role has ended, says Lael McKeown, a past president of the society. She said the years immediately before the formation of the society in 2005 were quite different than today with the region benefitting from the potential for a liquefied natural gas industry, the effects of ongoing development at the Prince Rupert port and other development which is broadening out the area's economic base. “You have to remember that when we were formed, the [Rio Tinto Alcan smelter] modernization hadn't started and forestry was in the dumps,” said McKeown. Alcan, now Rio Tinto Alcan, was the early major backer of the society, which took as one of its goals the idea of building off of the aluminum smelter's presence. “Alcan very much felt that the weight of the region was on its shoulders. They were the sole large industry and they wanted to encourage other development,” said McKeown. The loss of the Eurocan pulp and paper mill in Kitimat in late 2009 added to the regional downturn. Society members even travelled to the Saguenay in Quebec where Rio Tinto Alcan dominates




the economy to look at what it did to encourage other development. McKeown said the focus of society business partners, which provided it with money, has also changed. “Alcan certainly has been very generous but they are now concentrating on modernization,” said McKeown of a continuing key financial benefactor. “Other business partners were prepared to support us, but we didn't have the level that we needed,” she added. Aside from an economic focus, which included commissioning a number of studies keying on the development potential of the area, McKeown said the society proved invaluable in presenting a united regional front, thanks to members in Prince Rupert, Terrace and Kitimat. And that was important considering municipal opposition in Kitimat in the last decade to the Rio Tinto Alcan modernization plan, she added. “We really needed to get the message out that we could do business in the northwest,” said McKeown. She said society members are working on plans to preserve and make available its various studies and reports once it ceases operations. Colleen Nyce from Rio Tinto Alcan said the company appreci-


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In aftermath of massive search, officials explain what happened from their perspective By JOSH MASSEY


OR A week, lost mushroom pickers Michael Devlin Sabo and Ike Murray camped out on a hillside 500 metres above Fiddler Creek, the south boundary of an approximately 10 square kilometre zone being scoured by scores of searchers looking for the pair. Their location up a densely forested hillside was not included in the search area, but the section of Fiddler Creek below was. Three Canadian Rangers, part of a contingent sent to sweep the back of Fiddler Creek, came through that section on Sept. 28 making noise and looking for visual and auditory cues but didn’t spot the two men who had been missing since Sept. 22. These and other details are emerging as officials look back on what became one of the largest searches in the area in decades. It began when Murray, 26, and Sabo, 32, failed to meet up with Sabo’s younger brother Connor after a day of mushroom picking in the Lorne Creek area on the west side of the Skeena River northeast of Terrace on Sept. 22. The official search began Sept. 23 but was halted Sept. 29 when no sign of the pair was found. An unofficial search then began. Murray emerged from the bush onto CN train tracks near where Fiddler Creek runs into the Skeena River the afternoon of Oct. 7 where he was found by a CN worker and subsequently taken to Mills Memorial Hospital. Information he provided to police and search and rescue officials led them to recover the body of Sabo in the morning of Oct. 9. “Devlin soon lost strength to continue,” said an RCMP report. “Ike stayed with Devlin till his death then managed to hike for two more days and finally hit the railroad tracks where he was shortly discovered by CN maintenance workers.” During interviews conducted at Mills Memorial Hospital where Murray was admitted, he told search and rescue officials and police that he and Sabo could see helicopters

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during the week of the official search. “Every day the helicopter flew—Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday— helicopters went there and they confirmed they saw the helicopter, they saw helicopters below them, they saw helicopters at eye level, and helicopters above them,” said Dave Jephson from Terrace Search and Rescue. The pair were unable to signal any of the helicopters and despite having a fire going for the first week, they were still not spotted. In the rainy weather, the mountain was consistently covered in patches of cloud. Visibility and audibility were low in the thick woods. Once the helicopters stopped coming after the first week at the end of the official search, Sabo and Murray decided to push on along Fiddler Creek. Their route, however, took them further up Fiddler Creek, away from where the official search area was and away from where the unofficial search was going on. It was at a camp near a gravel bar where they eventually stopped that Sabo passed away and when Murray decided to begin walking again. “Not a specific injury but from complete fatigue from being in the bush,” Rabut said, adding that the cold, wet weather would have been incredibly tough to endure.

The minimum temperature averaged below 5 degrees Celsius during the period with highs averaging around 10 degrees. It rained at least 13 out of the 16 days. In the location where they camped by the creek they didn’t have a fire, and according to Jephson, “during the day they didn’t get sun because the mountain was so tall. They had to work their way to an island to get sun, and then they would work their way back to the treed area.” Jephson said search and rescue officials early on established a search area bounded by the Skeena River, a high hilly range further back and by Fiddler and Lorne creeks. They also considered the possibility Sabo and Murray became disoriented on their mushroom hunt and moved up Fiddler Creek to the west instead of down the creek to the Skeena where they were to meet up with Connor Sabo. “The search area was identified that we believed they were in, an area between Fiddler and Lorne using the mountain and the river as the barriers. It was discussed that they could walk around Lorne or Fiddler so search and rescue in conjunction with the authorities, realizing they could leave that area, we did send some resources to search those areas,” said Jephson. Heading into the Sept. 28-29 weekend of the official search, a 25 member unit of the Canadian Rangers, an all volunteer Canadian Armed Forces militia, was diverted from a previously-planned outdoor exercise to help in the search. Three Rangers worked their way down Fiddler Creek and three down Lorne Creek. “It was a very dense forest and we had a very specific task given to us by Search and Rescue and a very specific area to search. We did report that we had found a fire and mushrooms, way lower down,” said Ranger Chris Gair of the search. “The Rangers did the task they were asked to do, to search an area on Fiddler and Lorne Creek and there was nobody in the area they searched. They missed no clues,” added Jephson.

Map explanation * Departure Sept. 22. It was at this approximate location that Murray and Sabo left Sabo’s brother Connor to go picking mushrooms that day. * First camp. About five kilometres from their departure point. It was here that Murray and Sabo set up shelter the first week they were lost. It was located on a forested hillside above Fiddler Creek. * Ike emerges Oct. 7. About six kilometres from where Devlin was found. It was here that Ike made his way after Devlin passed away a few days earlier. He was picked up by a CN worker. * Devlin found. About 1.7 kilometres from the first camp. This was the last place where Sabo and Murray set camp after leaving their first one. And it was here that Devlin died. “I am just amazed that he found his way out. I know one thing that was said at the hospital was that he found the Ranger tape and it helped him find his way out,” said Gair of Murray finding brightly coloured tape used by searchers to designate an area that’s already been searched. The official search from Sept. 23 to Sept. 29 resulted in 3,600 hours of ground search and five days of helicopter reconnaissance. On the largest day of the search, Sept. 28, 150 people were involved. CN says it will recognize its employee, Laurie Bouvier, who found Murray while working on the company tracks near Fiddler Creek. Terrace Search and Rescue is having an information meeting for new members Wed. Oct. 23 at 4524 Greig Ave. beginning at 7 p.m. Its next ground search and rescue training program begins Monday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Terrace fire hall on Eby. St. Email for more information.



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Growth IT WAS for years treated almost as the City of Terrace’s unacknowledged offspring, muttered about in private (or not-so-private depending upon the occasion) and regarded as an embarrassment. But look at it now. The city’s Skeena Industrial Development Park is suddenly front and centre at the family supper table, regarded warmly by one and all. Within a few short months, three separate parcels of the park, located just south of the Northwest Regional Airport, have either been sold, have an interested and motivated buyer or are on the verge of being sold. In total the three deals represent approximately 200 acres or about 10 per cent of the potential park size. All three deals relate to the potential industrial development of the region – two for companies who would take part in projects and one, a natural-gas fired electrical generating station, to supply power when needed for liquefied natural gas plants. And as such all three solidify the city’s key attribute which is, to quote a real estate mantra, location, location, location. For while the city may not be home to any large scale development, its geographic setting lends itself to being the central service and support centre for that development. The astonishing growth of airport passenger traffic and proposals for new hotels all point to that attribute and industrial park activity will only add to the evolution of a new Terrace. ESTABLISHED APRIL 27, 1988

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CLAUDETTE SANDECKI on Kirkaldy, east on Clore, north on Hagen, west on Edlund, south on Walker, angle east on Skinner to Clore, north on Dobbie (my street) and end at Kirkaldy. The aim of on-line poll and workshop/walkabout input is to guide the regional district in developing policies for the future planning and use of all of Thornhill to encourage residents to walk, bike, or bus, to do so more safely, and to better connect Thornhill residents as well as its business area to Terrace. Policies are to cover not only bussing, walking, and biking access and safety issues, but to plan and preserve

green space and walking trails ... two things of utmost importance to me. Without the natural trails and bush between Haaland Avenue and Rifle Range Road, where I walk daily with my dogs, I’d have nowhere to let my dogs safely ramble off leash for more exercise than they would get walking sedately beside me on paved streets. Walking on a paved street lacks the adventure of tripping over roots, rocks, and blown down branches, just one more way I seek to stave off Alzheimers. Consultants have been hired to study residents’ comments and internet poll results to develop a draft policy perhaps by mid-November for further comments and critiques. Owing to the meagre response of slowpokes like me, the original poll deadline of October 11 has been pushed back, giving us time to register our opinions. The regional district hopes for many more points of view, especially from school Parent Advisory Councils. This is parents’ and principals’ chance to speak up for paved sidewalks, bike


lanes, street lighting, maybe a few crosswalks in places known to be risky for kids on their way to or from school. My dogs tend to explore metres beyond either side of a trail. Thus my preference would be for no further encroachment by residential or business development on the remaining small patch of native green enclosed by Haaland Avenue, Crescent Street, Rifle Range Road, and JL’s Excavating. I also suggested adding a partial load of crush gravel to the Haaland ditch at the south end of Dobbie. Currently the ditch is steep, covered in pea gravel which rolls underfoot and threatens to dump me. It’s even more risky under ice or snow. News that GPS positioning is to be one result of this transportation plan is good to hear; it could prove a lifesaver for elders walking rugged trails. I regret not having learned more about the purpose of the poll and the true nature of the October 5th workshop in time to attend. But you can still complete the poll and comment at For more information contact Ken Newman at 250615-6100.




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The Mail Bag Smart? Not very.

BC Hydro needs a wake up call Dear Sir: Just recently I watched the news and they had on a short piece about BC Hydro. We supposedly are co-owners of BC Hydro, now we get to pay the Americans $280 million for supplying them with power. This is getting really crazy and awfully expensive. Just a short while ago, BC Hydro had a piece in the paper saying that anybody not accepting their smart meter now will have to pay extra. I’m a disabled person with more steel in my legs than most trucks, so my decision to not have the smart meter is for health reasons. Seems to me that our wellness is not a priority. They want more money from us, the people of B.C., so they can sell more of our power to the Americans for less money then we pay. Looks to me like our politicians need to wake up and smell the coffee. Certainly we need change. Willy Cure, Terrace, B.C.

Dear Sir: “The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) is an independent regulatory agency of the provincial government that operates under and administers the Utilities Commission Act. The commission’s primary responsibility is the regulation of British Columbia’s natural gas and electricity utilities.” Quote from the BCUC website. I question whether the minister in charge of BC Hydro understands the meaning of the word independent or if he is just filled with his notion of self importance that he will now command the BCUC to do as he directs. Either way the news that energy minister Bill Bennett issued orders to the BCUC on BC Hydro meter fees deserves a response. It would seem that “independence” is a word not in a BC Liberal dictionary. The BCUC was ordered not to review the smart meter program when it was first proposed and you can’t have them now exposing the colossal scam that it was by allowing them to rule on these fees. Consider an article written for Global News by Keith Baldrey September 17, 2013, “Day of Reckoning is at hand for BC Hydro.” He lays the financial problems of BC Hydro at the feet of the BC Liberal government. He says and I quote, “An internal document leaked to COPE 378, one of the unions at BC Hydro, suggests a rate hike of 26.4 per cent over the next two years is required to cover costs. Those costs total about $1 billion.” But there is another comment which is relevant to the issue of why a 26 per cent increase in hydro rates are now needed.

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We need to improve our energy literacy

t’s often difficult for the public to assess any large energy project like Northern Gateway or the LNG initiatives without a reasonable level of what many call “energy literacy.” Energy literacy, of course, describes a person’s understanding of the role energy plays in our lives, how that energy is generated and transported, and touches on the ways the energy industry continues to evolve and improve over time. We need energy literacy to achieve long-term, affordable energy solutions. As the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources notes, “Every citizen must be part of the solution and start by becoming more energy literate.” In our region we work in natural gas, coal, wind, solar, geothermal and hydro and yes, we also have a deep understanding of pipelines and pipeline safety. Generally, this region is relatively energy literate. But if energy literacy is to yield sound decision-making, then the public at large deserves a

primer on energy innovation, and on energy more broadly. The oil and gas industry, from production right through to distribution, has made enormous strides toward ever-newer technologies and better methods – from planning through construction, monitoring and maintenance. One of the great aspects of being involved in my community is knowing our entrepreneurs and innovators. These are the people that get up each day and ask themselves: “How can I make my work more efficient, effective and leave a lighter footprint?” That intellectual property is creating wealth. I am passionate about this approach because I was raised by an innovator and I see it as an antidote to simply saying ‘no’ to industrial development, including large energy projects like the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline or the LNG projects. Saying ‘no’ can temporarily preserve the way things are, but inevitably saying ‘no’ can also mean tough decisions need to be made and some of the services we rely on to cre-


LORI ACKERMAN ate quality of life may face closure. Sure, saying ‘no’ is always an option, but it can’t be a community’s only option. To be honest, I’d much rather challenge the oil and gas industry to continue with innovation, than to say ‘no.’ My experience has been that when you challenge this industry to do something better, it’s amazing how the industry comes up with proposals to meet that challenge. Their regard for

safety can only be described as remarkable. As a mom of some of these workers, you can only imagine how I appreciate this. As a leader in the community, the sector’s outreach to ensure social licence is unlike any other industry. We can change the conversation, and raise the level of energy literacy across the province. We view this as a very important initiative for moving our region and our province forward. But oil and gas aren’t our only natural assets in northeastern B.C., nor is energy. Among other things, the Fort St. John region is also the northernmost agricultural region in the country and we have a vibrant forestry industry as well. So when we talk about the four pillars of our community plan, we take a wide-ranging view of what it is we want to achieve in future, including economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, social inclusion and cultural vitality. For us, being proactive means consulting with our community, engaging as many citizens and businesses as we can, and prepar-

ing our community for growth and change within the framework of the four pillars. Residents from this area of the province well understand how to work toward lower CO2 emissions, and how to build and maintain safe energy infrastructure, including pipelines. We do this every day. We want to share that experience with those outside our region. We want to refocus the discussion and to bring more British Columbians into the conversation to raise the knowledge level on energy issues. After all, it’s a conversation that needs changing. Northerners recognize the world is moving ever closer to a knowledge economy. If we’re going to continue with our resourcebased economy, then let’s ensure we proceed in an effective and efficient manner that leaves a lighter footprint – that approach is knowledge that can then be exported as well. Lori Ackerman is mayor of Fort St. John and a director of both the Peace River Regional District and the Northern Development Initiative Trust.

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Smart meter program is taking us for a ride objection has always been just what Baldrey wrote about. It was a dumb idea and a waste of money that could have been used elsewhere. An excerpt of my response to BC Hydro was as follows: “No one that I know of has received a reduction of $35 from their hydro bill because they “accepted” a smart meter. That fact makes the idea of a fee outrageous. “I thought then, and I still do, that BC Hydro was wasting money (about $1 billion) and that somebody had sold them “smart” meters that proved only that the seller was probably the only smart person in the transaction. The smart meters were in all probability smarter than the people who made the decision to waste so much of BC Hydro’s financial resources rather than upgrading im-

portant infrastructure. “Every letter your office or another have sent to me since, I have simply refuted the points you try to make to justify the scam but I never stated in any way that I would consider paying $35 a month to have someone walk the 40 feet up my driveway to read a meter BC Hydro reads maybe every couple of months. “Your choices offered are tantamount to extortion. My hydro rates already pay for the wasted money in smart meters installed and now you want me to pay even more to force me to take a smart meter by demanding $35 each month and the worst is that you want me to sign my name, something no other hydro user has been required to do, and thereby absolve you of any liability for the effects of the smart meter if such occur.” No doubt there are

folks who think everyone who doesn’t want a “smart” meter wears a tinfoil hat. It is a known fact that those who actually do wear them, see them on everyone who disagrees with their point of view. It is probably true that the meters are smarter than anyone who decides even after Baldrey’s comments that the smart meters were such a great idea. I guess for them a 26 per cent rate increase is deserved. Some of us, like Baldrey, (you can include Rafe Mair as well) can tell when we are being taken for a ride. Helmut Giesbrecht, Terrace, B.C.



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FALL CLEAN-UP WEEK October 21 – 25, 2013 Extra refuse is collected from City customers, without charge, during clean-up week. Please have the extra waste material in plastic bags or cartons to assist in the pickup, and set it out on your regular refuse collection day (but it may not get picked up until later in the week). Branches and limbs must be bundled. This service does NOT include tires, propane tanks, or items normally charged for at the Terrace Landfill (such as commercial waste, car bodies, stumps, and major appliances), nor any items accepted at EPR Drop-Off locations (such as electronics, batteries, paint, pesticides, and flammable liquids).


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House sales rise IN THE first nine months of the year, 289 properties worth $65.1 million were sold in the Terrace area through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), compared to 248 properties worth $52.1 million during the same period last year, the BC Northern Real Estate Board reported this month. Half of the 170 single family homes that have sold so far this year, sold for less than $251,000 and these homes took, on average, 57 days to sell.

Also changing hands were 31 parcels of vacant land, 4 multi-family dwellings, 21 homes on acreages, 14 manufactured homes in parks and 19 manufactured homes on land. At the end of September, there were 197 properties of all types available through the MLS in the Terrace area. The increase comes as the overall economic picture in the region continues to improve thanks to ongoing or planned large-scale industrial development.

To the end of September, the average price of the 170 single family homes sold was $250,157. That’s compared to the average price of $219,242 for the 148 homes sold over the same time period in 2012, the $218,150 average price for the 125 homes sold in 2011 and the $202,856 average price for the 95 homes sold in 2010. In Kitimat, 195 properties worth $47.7 million sold in the first nine months of 2013.

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In your community

Terrace Standard  Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Usk ferry marks 100 years of service THE SINGLE remaining ferry service on the Skeena River is still going strong as it turns 100-yearsold this year. Dan Hamilton was the Usk ferry man for 10 years and says he knew of seven ferries on the Skeena River and that this one is quite unique. “It runs off the biggest motor there is, the Skeena River,” he says. The ferry goes with the current, which wants to push it downstream, and an overhead cable suspended by towers is anchored on each riverbank. Another cable attaches the ferry to the overhead cable and rudders are used to steer it across the river. “You turn it into the current and the current is trying to push it downstream, but it’s tethered so it has to shoot across [the water],” says Hamilton. It’s a very simple design, he adds. When the ferry was switched from its wooden construction to steel, around 1947, a counterweight was added, he says. The ferry’s wooden pontoons, which were lost in a flood in 1947, were replaced with steel pontoons. The original wooden ferry was constructed in 1913 and run privately until the government took it over in the early 1920s, says Hamilton. It was installed because Usk was an important station on the railway and the area was being promoted as having great agricultural and recreational potential. When the ferry began operating, Usk had a hotel, a store, churches and a sawmill on the opposite side of the river to the railway. Lumber produced by the mill was transported across the Skeena to the railway by means of an aerial tramway. In addition to this, there was gold and copper mining activity nearby. Later Usk, believed to be named after a town in Wales, began to decline as Terrace grew and people moved to the city. The flood of 1936 was when most residents left and Terrace had all the jobs anyway at that time, he adds. Hamilton has been living in Usk for 22 years and says that back then, more than 50 people lived there and then the population dropped, but then for years it’s gone up and down. However, there is still enough people, at a population of about 20 full-time residents, to warrant having the ferry. In addition, people in the area have weekend property there, including two U.S. citizens, says Hamilton. People like living in Usk, not just because of the peace and quiet, but also because the only access to it is by ferry or train. This time of year, people use the ferry to bring their winter supplies across before the ferry shuts down after Halloween for about six months or so, says Hamilton. Then people use the cable car, which operates on the same schedule, he adds, saying it was put in around 1961. What people don’t know is back then, before the cable car, the only way across in the winter was walking over the frozen Skeena River, says Hamilton. “The ferry man still was responsible to get people across the ice,” says Hamilton. That meant checking the ice for safety and then laying boards across it for people to walk on. In areas where there still was water, people would get into a little boat to cross to the next section of ice, he says. And the ferry men never lost anyone, he adds. “Now you wouldn’t even consider it but it was commonplace then,” he says about walking across the river on the ice. The costs to run the ferry today are basic maintenance and wages for the ferry man. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Usk Ferry being installed, the Ministry of Transportation will be unveiling a plaque at 1 p.m. Oct. 17 in the upper Usk ferry parking lot. People will be able to take the ferry across the river and there will be refreshments.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC INPUT TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to the Community Charter, the Council of the City of Terrace intends to dispose of a portion of highway dedicated by Plan 7424, District Lot 362, Range 5, Coast District shown hatched and in heavy outline on the attached map; AND pursuant to the Community Charter the Council of the City of Terrace intends to remove the highway dedication of the said undeveloped road. BYLAw INsPECTION:


TOP, TWO men on the Usk ferry while it’s under construction in 1913. A plaque to be put up in the Usk ferry upper parking lot by the Ministry of Transportation this week has this photo on it. Above left, ferryman George Kellogg ran the Usk ferry from 1950 to 1975. Above right, the ferry crossing the Skeena River to its north side in 1957.

THE PROPOsED LANE CLOsING BYLAw AND RELEVANT BACKGROUND DOCUMENTs MAY BE INsPECTED in the reception area at the City of Terrace Public Works Building at 5003 Graham Avenue, Terrace, B.C., between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each day from Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 to Monday, October 28th, 2013 excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays. For further information concerning this bylaw contact the Planning Department at 250-615-4000. BYLAw PURPOsE: Following the completion of the bylaw the City of Terrace intends to dispose of this undeveloped highway and transfer the lands to the adjacent landowner to be consolidated with their property. PUBLIC INPUT DETAILs:


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operators will be running the plant – to put that into perspective for the small community of Stewart, explained McLaughlin, the three men already signed on to work at the plant have six children between them, which is “10 per cent of the public school.” Long Lake will be the biggest tax base for the Stewart. After applying for and receiving a revitalization tax exemption for a 10 year period, they will pay a maximum of $400,000 in taxes for the next decade, explained Maureen Tarrant, director financial administration for the District of Stewart.

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Hydro project powers up “In saying that they are still our largest tax payer,” she said. “At the end of the 10 years they will pay the utility rate on the assessed value of their properties.” The project will provide power for mining and exploratory projects in the surrounding area. “They're looking at taking power from this line and running it up to Pretium,” he said of the company which has a promising gold property called Brucejack. “There's various exploratory potential projects that are underway at the moment to take power up to the mines, as well as the Northwest Transmission Line that everybody knows about.” Unlike the Northwest Transmission Line, this hydro project has kept a low-profile over the years, despite being in the planning stages for over a decade. “We've been very low key actually,” said McLaughlin, noting that permitting for the project actually began in 1999. Regional Power, headquartered in Toronto, has two more hydroelectric projects of similar value in Sechelt, and another

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Truck sucked into Skeena during search By JOSH MASSEY MANY NOTEWORTHY side stories came out of the search for Ike Murray and Michael Devlin Sabo, of small feats of heroism, as well as close calls and regrettable missteps. One such story concerns the pickup truck and boat trailer, owned by volunteer Calvin Kerr, both of which were completely sucked underwater into the Skeena River on the last day of the first official search, Sept. 29. Kerr had been helping ferry loads of volunteers across the river to the search area and was winching his boat onto his trailer at the Devil's Elbow boat launch with the help of two other volunteers. That's when they heard a loud bang, immediately after which the truck and trailer rolled down the launch ramp to then be sucked into the swift-flowing Skeena. Scott McGinlay, one of those helping Kerr, said there was every potential for people to be knocked into the river as the truck swept toward them. “People almost died here,” said McGinlay who believes the bang people heard was a pin

or mechanism breaking that then released the truck. Jumping out of the way, he then saw the truck get swept out into the currents. McGinlay ran to his own boat a short dis-

tance upriver and floated down to help while Kerr, who stayed in his boat that was still tied to the sinking trailer, desperately tried to slow the descent by putting his river boat in reverse.

That's when Kerr called out to McGinlay to free his Labrador puppy that was in the back seat of the truck floating away. “He yelled out 'my dog!' said McGinlay,

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Black Rod makes historic visit Point wanted something durable to make the Black Rod so he suggested jade. Lenz asked if he knew anyone who could carve jade and Point said the only person he knew was his stepdad, Cliff Bolton. “I remember sitting in dad's house and he showing me the diamond head he used to cut jade,” said Point. Bolton showed him the jade he had picked up in different places, one being Telegraph Creek, and told him how he carved it. He said he had taken a class from a famous master from China who carved jade and Bolton then carved a jade totem and mask. It took him hours and hours to carve the jade for the Black Rod, said Point. “He was a master carver, a master at what he did. A perfectionist who did not like things not being done properly,” said Point. Bolton said he wouldn't charge the government for the jade carving, but would do it as a gift “because my son is there” in government, said Point. “He wanted to make a place in the government for aboriginal people as a gift from all of us to them,” said Point. Bolton carved a bear on one side of the jade and a mother and child on the other side and between them, feathers that would hang down. “This piece of jade will be on this staff forever now,” said Point. “It's never going to be removed.” It doesn't just represent Bolton, who passed away last year, or the Tsimshian, which was Bolton's heritage, but it's history and a legacy that will carry on after all of us are gone, said Point. Speaker of the House Linda Reid, who was also present at the

ceremony, said there were some fears on the first day the Black Rod was brought in. The fear was that it might not survive the knocking, but both it and the door survived, she said. A piece of Kitsumkalum is forever in our hearts, she said, thanking the community on behalf of the province. Craig James, clerk assistant and clerk of committees, said the province's Black Rod has become an inspiration for other provinces to make their own. “The question arises 'who carved that jade and can we get that person to do that for us as well,'” said James, adding that an incredible effort was put into making the rod. “The jade he carved, it has become the heart, the centre of the rod,” he added. Sergeant-at-Arms Gary Lenz is the one who holds the Black Rod and knocks at the door of the chamber, in effect asking for permission for the lieutenantgovernor to enter. “When I go to the door and knock, the purpose is that the door is barred from Crown,” he said. That tradition goes back to Charles the First, who barged into the house looking for people to arrest, said Lenz. When he left, the people put a bar across the door so he could never do that again, he said. “If you watch me, each bang is for the journey from Thames House of Lords to the Canadian Senate to this house,” said Lenz, adding that now he will add more bangs on the door for the First Nations of B.C. Point then asked the drummers, who had drummed all the dignitaries into the hall, to sing another song and he passed the rod around to everyone who wanted to hold it.


FORMER LT.-GOV. of B.C. Steven Point holds the Black Rod while sergeant-at-arms Gary Lenz talks about it at Kitsumkalum Hall Oct. 9.

“This is a historic event that's not going to happen again. You will be able to tell your grandchildren you were there to see it,” said Point. He added he was going to take the rod to his mom Rena Point Bolton, now 86-years-old, in Chilliwack.

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Minister gets an earful at natural gas summit By BILL PHILLIPS NATURAL RESOURCES Minister Joe Oliver told the BC First Nations LNG Summit that there will be “respectful engagement” of First Nations when it comes to resource extraction and development. “Our plan makes the regulatory process more protective of the environment by focusing resources on the major projects that can have significant impacts,” he told the crowd in Prince George last Wednesday, Oct. 10. First Nations leaders, government officials and LNG stakeholders gathered in Prince George last week. Oliver stressed that Canada must be competitive if it is to compete on the global stage. “If we permit our resources to be stranded, we will squander our legacy and forgo enormous social and eco-

nomic benefits for now, and future generations,” he said. He stressed that Ottawa will not allow projects that harm the environment to proceed. Natural resource development means employment for First Nations communities, he said. “Aboriginal engagement is not only a Crown responsibility, it is industry’s best interest to engage and consult,” he said. As for LNG, Oliver said there is tremendous potential in British Columbia, adding that three licences have been approved and more are under review. “The opportunity is not just LNG, it’s all natural resources,” he said. “Over the next 10 years, as much as $650 billion could be invested in natural resource development in Canada.” He pointed out, however, that LNG will

not sell itself and that is why he is travelling overseas to promote Canada’s resources. “Canada is a reliable source of energy in a frequently unstable world,” he said, adding Canada needs to diversify its market and the rest of the world needs to diversify its supply. And that takes securing long-term contracts for LNG. However, some in the crowd of about 400 were unconvinced. “The music I heard this morning, I’ve heard that music for 42 years,” said Justa Monk of the Tl’azt’len Nation. “It’s never changed its tune.” He drew applause from the crowd when he pointed out that the federal government helps companies pursue resource extraction opportunities, “but what have you given First Nations?” There was also concern raised that while there is lots of talk


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Wednesday, October 16, 2013





Live healthier with free fitness program By MARGARET SPEIRS TIME IS running out for families to join the new MEND program of fitness and nutrition that’s more fun than hard work. MEND, which stands for Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it!, is a free 10-week program for families with children ages seven to 13, who are above a healthy weight to live a healthy lifestyle. “It’s such a good opportunity for families,” says Kim MacDougall of the city’s leisure services. “It’s something families can do together.” The program, which has been in Britain for about 10 years now and came to Canada two years ago, is not a diet, she explained, it’s the basics of nutrition and exercise and how to make exercise fun. “It’s just about feeling good and being happy and healthier as a family,” said MacDougall. She stresses that the program is not a diet – diets can be restrictive in what foods a person can eat, while this program teaches moderation with what people eat. One example of the information given is showing how much sugar and fat is in a small chocolate bar like the type given out for Halloween. Even though the chocolate bar is small, it is made up primarily of fat and sugar. The program starts off slowly with the basics and gradually gets into the topics with more depth. A dietitian will talk about nutrition and answer any questions that come up. There’s also an exercise leader and theory leader and all of the leaders can provide assistance as needed.

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KIM MACDOUGALL with some of the items that families participating in the MEND program get when they sign up.

“It’s totally free and they get a really cool tshirt and binder with all the information and a packsack and at the end, they get a three-month family pass to continue on that journey,” said MacDougall, adding that families also will have access to a website and emails to keep them going afterward. And although it’s aimed at children ages seven to 13, their siblings can come along too. If parents are worried about being judged for their children’s health going into the program, they don’t need to worry as there’s no judgment in the program. “And they get to be with their peers, people who have the same challenges as you so that should make it a nice friendly atmosphere,” said MacDougall. The exercise part goes from basics into more organized sports, like soccer. People sometimes come up with their own ideas for how to have a sweet treat within a healthy lifestyle – MacDougall knew someone who decided that if she wanted a chocolate bar, she would have to walk to the store to get it, so that way it really was a treat after she worked for it. Part of the program is a grocery store tour so participants can learn to read labels. “We teach you to break that down,” said MacDougall. The deadline to sign up for MEND is October 27, and while the maximum number of families is 15, at least eight are needed for the program to happen. For more details and how to register, see PSAs under the Community Calendar on page 18.

Preserving our local history By KELSEY WIEBE


■ Guiding campfire GUIDES, BROWNIES, Sparks and others from the area guiding movement gathered at the Thornhill Community Grounds Oct. 10 for an annual campfire where they sang songs and enjoyed refreshments.

“WE STARTED in here, my wife on one end of the cross cut saw and me on the other and the two boys sitting on a log doing school correspondence,” David BowenColthurst recollected in an oral interview in 1978. Bowen-Colthurst and his wife were working to clear the land at Lakelse Lake that later became Waterlily Bay Resort. The insights to be gained from oral histories such as Bowen-Colthurst’s are priceless: future researchers and residents will have a window into how people lived, worked, and interacted in this area. They might, for example, learn how newcomers to Terrace interacted with Tsimshian people, how the community evolved as it did, and even

where teenagers went on dates. Oral history is important because it captures the voices of everyday people, not just those of the mayors and successful businessmen of the day. These interviews give us a cross-section of how people lived, and offer a glimpse into the stories they found important enough to relate. With a grant from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, Heritage Park Museum is embarking on an oral history project to record the voices of the region. The project, entitled ‘Preserving the Past for the Present,’ will preserve seniors’ knowledge of and insights into local history, expand our local history collections, and foster intergenerational participation.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Terrace Standard

Community Calendar

The Terrace Standard offers the Community Calendar as a public service to its readers and community organizations. This column is intended for non-profit organizations and events without an admission charge. Space permitting, items will run two weeks before each event. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Fax your event or PSA to 250-638-8432. For complete listings, visit


UNTIL OCTOBER 26 – Skeena Valley Farmers Market continues every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Market Square. A variety of vendors, musical entertainment will play every week. OCTOBER 18 TO 27 – The Terrace Public Library holds a fundraising book sale starting Friday at 5 p.m. Please drop by and support the library. Great books! Great prices! All proceeds support library programs and services. OCTOBER 19 – Shames Mountain Ski and Snowboard Club information and registration days is from 1-4 p.m at All Seasons Sports. Contact OCTOBER 19 – Terrace WID Harvest Book Sale is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at George Little House. Come and support Women and Development in its efforts to raise money for women’s development projects around the world. For more details, call 798-2535 or weena@ OCTOBER 19 – Teaching Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) about sexuality: an introduction to school teams and parents is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Best Western. Presenter Joy Becker is an RN, an experienced health educator and mother of two sons with ASD. Bursuries available for BC residents. For more, contact Siobhan Sloan Mcmullen 635-7087, or email ssloanmcmullen@ OCTOBER 20 – Bible Talks is at the Happy Gang Centre from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All ages, free. For more details, contact Ruth at 639-0440 or OCTOBER 20 – Attention Terrace seniors: The Kinsmen Club of Terrace is hosting its fourth annual “Kinsmen Harvest Moon Dinner and Dance for Seniors” at the Arena Banquet Room. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., dinner served at 5:30 p.m., followed by the dance. Free tickets at Uniglobe Courtesy Travel 638-8522 and the Happy Gang Centre 635-9090. Need a ride – call Rod at 635-7187 a few days prior to the dinner to schedule your pickup. Call Louis at 631-7640 if you have any questions. OCTOBER 22 – Big Brothers Big Sisters Information Session is at 7 p.m. at Northwest Community College in room 204. Free. Get information on programs and volunteer opportunities. First five people win a prize and there will be coffee and birthday cake (BBBS is 100-years-old). There’s community matches, in school matches, group programs Go Girls! and Game On, a week-long summer day camp called Kids ‘n’ Kops and our annual fundraiser Bowl for Kids Sake. For more details, call Monica 635-4232 or or

OCTOBER 24, 25 – Terrace Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) is offering a free volunteer camp for youths ages 13 to 15 Thursday at 6-8 p.m. and Friday at 11-4 p.m. at Skeena Diversity Office at 4617 Lazelle. Learn how you can make a difference in your community by volunteering! Get hands-on experience and tips from local volunteers. Guest speakers, food, prizes and games. Sign up at the library, Misty River Books or the sportsplex. To register or for more info, contact Kim 615-3025 or OCTOBER 25 – Potluck Dinner and Talk on the topic of Bavaria, Germany is at 6:30 p.m. at Skeena Diversity Society. Everyone welcome. Bring a dish to share. Potluck Dinner and Presentation takes place monthly. OCTOBER 26 – Shames Mountain Ski and Snowboard Club information and registration days is from 1-4 p.m. at Ruins. Contact OCTOBER 26 – Pumpkin Carving for the whole family from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Skeena Diversity Society. We provide the pumpkins, you supply the creativity. Sign up by Oct. 24 to reserve a pumpkin. OCTOBER 26 – Terrace Daycare’s 40th Anniversary Celebration from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Terrace Daycare (3425 Kalum St.). Free. We are inviting all past and present children, parents, staff and board members to help us celebrate. Please stop by for coffee and cake and reminisce with us. For more details, call Cindy at 635-3424 or OCTOBER 27 – Bible Talks is at the Happy Gang Centre from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All ages, free. For more details, contact Ruth at 639-0440 or OCTOBER 27 – Kids stuff swap and shop is from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Terrace Sportsplex. Admission $1 or item for food bank. All proceeds go to Terrace Child Development Centre. OCTOBER 29 TO DECEMBER 13 – Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions Workshop is a free six-week online self-management workshop, offered by University of Victoria – Self-Management BC, available to BC/ Yukon residents with all levels of computer skills, who are experiencing ongoing health conditions. Friends and family also encouraged to participate. Log in at your convenience for a total of about two hours a week. Remain anonymous, set your own goals, make an action plan to feel better. To register visit selfmanage. org/onlinebc or onlinebc. OCTOBER 31 – Pumpkin Party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church (south Sparks St.

– beside All West Glass). Designed like a fun fair where you can move from station to station and collect candy, candy, candy! Come in costume. Everyone welcome. Hot drinks for the adults. For more details, contact the church 638-1336 or OCTOBER 31 – The 12th annual “Halloween Howl” returns to Heritage Park Museum from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with more spine-tingling chills than ever. Witches, ghouls, spooks and graveyards of restless souls lurk around every corner. A cup of witches brew for those who dare enter. Pirates, gruesome medieval stocks, the Ghost Rider, and the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow. Frightening rewards for best-dressed child, best-dressed family and best decorated cabin. Everyone welcome. Admission by donation, with all proceeds going to community programming at the museum. Visit the website or call 635-4546 for more information.


MEND (MIND, EXERCISE, Nutrition, Do it!), is a fun, free 10-week healthy lifestyle program for families with children ages seven to 13 who are above a healthy weight. Groups of up to 15 children, accompanied by at least one parent or caregiver, meet with program leaders twice a week. The first hour is an interactive family session on nutrition and behaviour topics, then one hour of fun exercise for the children, while parents and caregivers meet for support and discussion on topics such as goals and rewards, label reading and problem solving. The first cycle begins Oct. 27 on Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Veritas School. Participating families receive a free three-month pass for the rec centres. For more details or to register, contact Kim MacDougall at 615-3025 or BLIND DATE WITH a Book at the library: during October, a selection of books are wrapped in plain brown paper, waiting to be taken out for a date with you! What can you expect? A little romance, or some mystery, a bestseller or hidden gem. When you unwrap your date, you may even find that it has a gift for you. Take a photo of you and your date and you might win a great prize! Just email your photo, your name and phone number, to or drop off a copy at the library. INSPIRE SPEAKER SERIES, inspired by the work of “Inspire Health”, this local speaker series presents some interesting and powerful ways to improve general health and well-being for everyday living on Wednesdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Family Place. Oct. 16 Francis Birdsell on Reflexology, Oct. 30 Brenda Sissons on Hypnotherapy, Nov. 13 Flo Sheppard on Supporting Health through Healthy Eating.

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Look Who’s Dropped In! Baby’s Name: Onyx Ann Miller Date & Time of Birth: Oct 8th, 2013 @ 11:03 p.m. Weight: 8 lbs. 3 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Krystal & Chad Miller “New sister for Kaz, Kayla, Topaz & Amethyst” Baby’s Name: Emma Elizabeth Curran Date & Time of Birth: Oct 1st, 2013 @ 2:06 p.m. Weight: 7 lbs. 15 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Shelly & Aaron Curran “New sister for Breanna, Kayden, & Marcus” Baby’s Name: Stryder David Rolando Pellizzaro Date & Time of Birth: Sept 25th, 2013 @ 2:01 p.m. Weight: 7 lbs. 7 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Courtney Pritchard & Roberto Pellizzaro “New brother for Kiara & Ryland”

Baby’s Name: Jayna Aleah Braelynn Patsey Date & Time of Birth: Sept 16, 2013 at 10:59 p.m. Weight: 8 lbs. 0 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Clarissa McMillan & Julian Patsey “New sister for Julian Jr.” Baby’s Name: Zarah Golria Preslee Alexander Date & Time of Birth: Sept 10th, 2013 @ 1:23 a.m. Weight: 7 lbs. 5 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Shannelle Alexander & Richard Budden Baby’s Name: Aubrey Overholster Date & Time of Birth: Sept 7, 2013 at 9:06 p.m. Weight: 8 lbs. 7 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Timera Leduc & Max Overholster

Congratulates the parents on the new additions to their families.


Terrace Standard  Wednesday, October 16, 2013

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Historical stories being collected

Melanie Pollard, who has extensive experience in community development, and most recently coordinated community projects through the Storytellers’ Foundation in Hazelton, has been hired as the project coordinator. Students from Caledonia Secondary School, ‘Na Aksa Gila Kyew Learning Centre at Kitsumkalum, and Northwest Community College will be interviewing elders and seniors from their communities, using equipment purchased through the New Horizons grant. Other volunteers from Volunteer Terrace, Skeena Diversity, and the museum’s membership will also be conducting interviews. Pollard has been consulting with staff and members of Kitsumkalum, Kitselas, Kermode Friendship, Skeena Diversity, and the Happy Gang Centre to identify people with stories about the community. Some of the questions that will be asked include: have you lived in Terrace during any major floods? If so, what was that like?; did you shop at the Terrace Co-op?; and how have you watched the forest industry change over the years? The interviews will be transcribed and published in a collection (which is expected to be published early next year), and will eventually be made

1-800-222-TIPS (8477) TEXT A TIP TO “TERRACE” send 274637(CRIMES) Kermode Friendship society Will be holding their

Annual General Meeting October 24, 2013 from 2-4pm @ 3313 Kalum St, Terrace, BC Refreshments will be served Members of the Society and members of the community are encouraged to attend.

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HEIMKE HALDANE, left, and Ed Curell examine a digital voice recorder which will be used to gather recollections from area residents as part of a Heritage Park Museum project. The stories will also be transcribed and turned into a publication next year.

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available online. Digital and written copies of the interviews will be kept in the museum’s archives, lending a sense of permanence to the stories. Currently, our preserved narratives chronicle the pioneer era of Terrace, and focus almost exclusively on Euro-Canadian stories. This project will endeavour to interview First Nations elders and people of different

cultural backgrounds to more realistically convey the diversity of Terrace’s population. We will give voice to those groups and sectors who have historically gone unvoiced, and preserve their often neglected stories for generations to come. At the close of each interview, each senior will be asked to share any advice about living in Terrace with present

and future residents of the city, leaving a legacy of understanding and wisdom. Please contact Melanie Pollard at Heritage Park Museum, 250-635-4546, to volunteer for the project (as an interviewer or as a storyteller), or to nominate someone whose story should be included in the community’s history. Kelsey Wiebe is the curator of the Heritage Park Museum.


Fax your event to make the Scene at 250-638-8432. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday.

Clubs & pubs

■■ THORNHILL PUB: FREE pool Wed., Sun., karaoke night Thurs. Christine and Ed play music every Fri. and Sat. 7 p.m. UFC Fights Sat. nights. Shuttle service if you need a ride. ■■ LEGION BRANCH 13: Meat draws every Sat. – first draw at 4:30 p.m. Steak Night is the first Fri. of each month. ■■ GEORGE’S PUB: FREE poker Sun. 1 p.m.-7 p.m. and Wed. 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Karaoke Sun. Live weekend entertainment: Oct. 18, 19 Accelerators; Oct. 19 UFC fights; Oct. 25, 26 River Valley Rats. Shuttle service. ■■ MT. LAYTON LOUNGE: Open daily noon-11 p.m. Free pool, darts and shuffleboard. Located at Mt. Layton Hotsprings just off Hwy37 South between Terrace and Kitimat. ■■ BEASLEYS MIX: KARAOKE every Fri. night. In the Best Western.


■■ THE ENTIRE TERRACE Art Gallery will be filled with the wonderful works of Catherine Begin, Amanda Hartman, and Sarah Zimmerman in “originate: An exploration of place” until Oct. 26. ■■ ART SHOW: LAURA McGregor shows until Oct. 24 at Skeena Diversity So-

ciety. ■■ THE TERRACE ART Club meets Mondays 7 to 9 p.m. at the Terrace Art Gallery. Please bring your own materials. All levels of artists welcome. Make art, chat, observe, knit, weave, etc. Enjoy the camaraderie with like-minded folk. For more details, call the gallery or call Maureen at 635-7622.


■■ GEOGRAPHY AND GEOSCIENCES professor Gordon Weary talks about “Field Schools and Experiential Learning” from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 16 at the UNBC campus. Free. For more details, call Alma 615-5578 or ■■ TRUST YOUR INTUITION: Philip Ponchet of the Inner Peace Movement of Canada will talk about living in the moment, having inner confidence and trusting our first impressions at 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Northwest Integrative Healthcare Centre (4724 Lazelle Ave.). Everyone welcome. Tickets on sale at the door. ■■ UNBC M. ED. information session from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 in room 112 at the UNBC campus. Free. To RSVP, call Teresa at 615-3322 or ■■ SHOWING OF THE documentary film “Toxic Trespass” with presenter profes-

sor Amy Klepetar from the School of Nursing at UNBC northwest region from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at UNBC campus. Free. For more details, call Alma at 615-5578 or alma.


■■ JANE STEVENSON, A writer who lives in Telkwa and was raised in Kitimat, reads from her second local historical book, A Trail of Two Telegraphs and Other Historic Tales of the Bulkley Valley and Beyond, and shows a historic slide show Oct. 17 at the library. The book includes several stories about Terrace.


■■ STRIKE UP THE Band, the Terrace Community Band’s season opening concert, with conductor Geoff Parr plays at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the REM Lee Theatre. Tickets on sale at Misty River Books.


■■ WORLD COMMUNITY FILM Festival opens your eyes Nov. 15 to 17 at the Skeena Middle School drama room. Weekend all access pass available. Watch. Listen. Learn. Be Inspired. Vote for films – help select this year’s films by voting online at

All ages welcome! To register or for more information: Jordan Johnson Terrace Curling Club 250-615-1622 250-635-5583

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Cards of Thanks

Coming Events


GROW MARIJUANA Commercially. Canadian Commercial Production Licensing Convention October 26th & 27th. Toronto Airport, Marriott Hotel. Tickets 1-855-860-8611 or 250-870-1882.

In Memoriam Nov. 15, 1923 - Sept. 12, 2013

Passed away at Regina General Hospital following a short illness.

THANK YOU from Muffy (the cat)! I’m home safe & sound after missing over 6 weeks thanks to ALL radio stations, N.A.R.A., Warren, Carla, Chris and the helpful people who helped search for me. Thanks again! From Lionel, Carol & “Muffy”

Funeral Homes

Funeral Homes

MacKay’s Service Ltd. Ltd. MacKay’s Funeral Funeral Service Serving Terrace, Kitimat, Smithers & Prince Rupert Serving Terrace, Kitimat, email: Smithers & Prince Rupert

Monuments Monuments Bronze Bronze Plaques Plaques Terrace TerraceCrematorium Crematorium

Concerned personal Concerned personal Service in the Northwest service in the Northwest Since 1946 since 1946

4626 Davis Street 4626B.C. DavisV8G Street Terrace, 1X7

TTerrace, B.C. V8G 1X7 Phone: 250-635-2444 Fax:635-635-2160 250-635-2160 Phone 635-2444 • •Fax

Toll Free: 1-888-394-8881 •2424hour hourpager pager

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Fred Ridler

If you do, we can help, please call 250-635-6533, Alcoholics Anonymous has meetings every day of the week.

In Memoriam

The memory of you will always be in our hearts.


Phone: 250 635 2373 Fax: 250 635 2315

KSAN HOUSE SOCIETY HAS JOB OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS • Ksan Residence and Shelter Auxiliary 12 hour rotating shifts 24/7 • Ksan Transition House Auxiliary 12 hour rotating shifts 24/7 Ksan House Society requires energetic, motivated and career-minded Support Workers to be responsible for monitoring and assisting the individuals we support. We ensure a safe, clean and secure environment in accordance with Society’s Mission Statement “We believe in the inherent value of every human being. We are committed to responding to community need. We empower, assist and support people experiencing gender violence, violence, poverty and homelessness and other forms of oppression/marginalization. We offer competitive salary packages in a unionized worksite, an incredible work environment, and a supportive management team.

KSAN SOCIETY HUMAN RESOURCES DEPT 4838 Lazelle Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 1T4 Or by email to

Love Mom, Lorraine Ridler, Brothers, Sisters and Extended Family

Career Opportunities

ADVERTISING DEADLINES: When a stat holiday falls on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday, the deadline is THURSDAY AT 3 P.M. for all display and classified ads.


Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

An Aboriginal Employment Partnership JOB POSTING PTP ASEP TRAINING SOCIETY (See Website for Background:


In Memoriam

Closing date is October 18, 2013. Please ensure you note the program you are applying for on your application. Please forward resumes with cover letter to:

Nov. 4, 1959 - Oct. 17, 2010

Career Opportunities

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Thank you for your interest in applying for these positions however only those considered for an interview will be called.

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR (PRINCE GEORGE) Qualifications: • At least three (3) years Supervisory Experience. • A combination of experience and/or Post-Secondary Education in: Trades and Workplace Training, Continuing and Adult Education, Training and/or Employment Counselling, Counselling and Helping Professions. • Proven Administrative Skills to manage, assess and report demographic and financial information to support decisions related to client training and employment. • Working knowledge of standard computer programs and keyboarding skills. • BC Drivers Licence, insurable, reliable transportation and willingness to travel over a wide geographic area in all seasons. • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of stakeholders and motivate staff to meet specific performance objectives within specific deadlines and budgets. • Experience with First Nation communities, culture and protocols. JOB COACH (VARIOUS LOCATIONS) Qualifications: • At least three (5) years of experience working with First Nations at the Band and Community level. • A combination of experience and/or Post-Secondary Education in one or more of the following areas: Education, Trades and Workplace Training, Adult and Community Education, Training and Employment Counselling. • Demonstrated ability to manage case/workloads of up to 50 Clients. • Demonstrated ability to work independently to meet specific program/client objectives within specific timeframes. • Must have sound working knowledge of standard computer applications and keyboard skills. • Must have a valid B.C. Driver’s Licence, be insurable and willing to travel by road throughout a large geographic area in all seasons. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL 4:30 P.M. NOVEMBER 1, 2013 Reply by email to: Attention: PTP ASEP Training Society Hiring Committee. Please provide: • Covering Letter • Resume (3 pages max.) • Three references ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES SHORT LISTED WILL BE CONTACTED


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Education/Trade Schools

CENTURY PLAZA HOTEL Best Rates. 1.800.663.1818


21 Week HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Classes start November 18, 2013. Call for more information. Taylor Pro Training Ltd. 1-877-860-7627.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

An Alberta Oilfield Company is hiring dozer and excavator operators. Lodging and meals provided. Drug testing required. Call (780)723-5051 Edson, Alta.

SUTCO Contracting Ltd. requires experienced flat-bed highway drivers. Min. 2 yrs exp. hwy/mtn driving, loading and tarping. New equipment, satellite dispatch, e-logs, extended benefits & pension plan. CANADA ONLY runs avail. fax: 250357-2009 Enquiries: 1-888357-2612 Ext: 230

Fishing lodge in Terrace is looking for a freshwater & saltwater fishing guide for 2014 season, March to Oct. Must have prev. experience. Email resume to

Help Wanted

Forestry Hooktender/Spotter Required. Must be experienced and physically able to work in all weather conditions. Fax:250-503-1148

A FIT female worker required for personal care, appointments/transferring. Part time weekends (6+ hrs). Full part time around 20+ hours/wk, $15/hr starting. No experience needed, on the job training. National & World travel optional (Sweden 2014) Contact Allan: 250-635-4992 or PM at: for interview. SERIOUS enquiries/appliers only, please.

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

Help Wanted Employment Business Opportunities VOTED BEST side business in Canada. Guaranteed to receive your full investment back. Minimal time required. Pay after machines are installed. Exclusive rights available; 1-855-933-3555.

Career Opportunities


- 3rd or 4th year Electrical Apprentice - Journeyman Electrician Looking for electricians to work in the Terrace area. Must have Residential/Commercial experience. Must be a positive team player with an eye for detail and ability to provide exceptional customer service. Competitive wages and benefit package available.

Please send resume with references Attn: Rod to

The Dr. REM Lee Hospital Foundation is seeking a

Communication/PR Assistant This individual will be highly motivated and self-driven to assist in the communication and public relations for the hospital foundation on a part-time basis.

Visit for more information. Please email resumes to


Childcare TERRACE Childcare Society is looking to hire an Early Childhood Educator for its 3-5 year old group daycare and an experienced society Manager. Prefer licensed ECEs but will consider those with related childcare training and experience. Email cover letter and resume to or mail or drop off at 3425 Kalum St. Terrace BC V8G 2N8

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking CLASS 1 Driver Wanted for general freight deliveries in Terrace and surrounding areas. This is a full time, Monday to Friday position. Fax resumes to 250-635-3631, or in person to Big River Distributors 3550 River Drive Thornhill B.C.

FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER Ksan Transition House Full time Position

Ksan House Society requires an energetic, motivated and career-minded Family Support Worker to be responsible for providing referral, guidance and skill building to women and their children fleeing abuse. If you have experience working with victims of violence and post secondary education in the area of Early Childhood Education we encourage you to apply. We offer competitive salary packages in a unionized worksite, an incredible work environment, and a supportive management team. You may request a copy of the complete job description or drop off your cover letter and resume at: Ksan House Society, 4838 Lazelle Ave Terrace BC V8G 1T4 or e-mail us at Thank you for your interest in applying for this position however only those considered for an interview will be called.

Trimac Transportation is North America’s premier provider of services in highway transportation of bulk commodities. Our Kitimat,Terrace and Prince George locations require...

Company Drivers Owner Operators

Excellent pay • shared benefits • safety equipment • safety bonus us dry bulk pneumatic hauling • shift work involved • B-train and mountain experience required Please send your resume to: Mark Davy, Fax: 888-746-2297 E-mail: Phone: 866-487-4622

North America’s Premier Provider

Signing Bonus




Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

We’re looking for FT/PT HOUSEKEEPERS SERVERS/BAR STAFF DISHWASHERS We offer competitive wages. Please forward your cover letter and resume to:

Serving Northwest B.C. SINCE 1964




Looking for Full and Part time Managers. Available Immediately. Please apply in person or by email.

Sandman Inn

3932 Hwy 16, Smithers 250.847.2637


is looking for

LAUNDRY HELPERS • Monday to Friday. • Duties include folding towels, linens & garments.

Apply in person with resume at 4404 Legion Ave Terrace, B.C.


The Northwest’s leading Jeweller is looking for a Full / Part Time

Sales Associate

Retail sales experience an asset but will train the candidate who desires a career in this exciting and rewarding environment. Drop off resume in person to Kimberly, 4646 Lakelse Ave Terrace

has an immediate opening in our


Cabinet Department

is looking for

Responsibilities: Designing, selling and arranging installations of cabinets and the daily maintenance of the department. Qualifications for the position: • ability to read blue prints • able to do onsite measures • a gift for design and color coordinating • proficient with computers • be self-motivated, outgoing and enjoy dealing with the public • be customer service oriented YOUR DECOR provides an enjoyable working environment, excellent benefit package, current industry training, with remuneration in accordance with experience. Please send your resume’ to:

4838 Lazelle Avenue - Terrace BC, V8G 1T4 Phone: 250 635 2373 Fax: 250 635 2315

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YOUR DECOR 4602 Keith Ave Terrace BC V8G 4K1 Attention: Dave Merritt Email: Tel: 250-635-2976 Fax: 250-635-3234

CAREER OPPORTUNITY Join the Chances family today! If you’re looking for an exciting work environment in a first-class facility, Chances Terrace is the place for you. Chances offers excellent career opportunities and competitive wages. Be part of a team that delivers exceptional gaming entertainment in a fun, social setting.



We are looking for dynamic individuals to serve patrons in a casual environment, collect payment and record sales, while ensuring that the level of service meets the gaming centre standards and also complies with provincial liquor legislation and regulations. All employees of Chances Terrace are required to complete a criminal record check. PLEASE LEAVE RESUME AT THE SECURITY DESK 4410 Legion Avenue, Terrace, B.C., V8G 1N6 Attention: Peter Thodt


DELIVERY DRIVER • Monday to Friday.

Apply In Person With Resume and Drivers Abstract To Superior Linen 4404 Legion Ave Terrace, B.C.

FRONT OFFICE CLERK The Terrace Standard is looking for a front office clerk. This is a term position until March 28, 2014 of four hours a day, Monday to Friday. Duties include answering the phone, greeting customers and other basic office tasks. Please send resume by OCTOBER 22, 2013 to: Publisher The Terrace Standard 3210 Clinton Street, Terrace, B.C. V8G 5R2 Fax: 250-638-8432



PARTS COUNTER PERSON SERVICE ADVISOR TIRE INSTALLER We are looking for individuals who are computer literate with the ability to multitask & are self starters. We offer a great working environment with an excellent benefits package and competitive wage for the successful applicant. Please reply with resume to: Tim Wiebe, Service Manager, Canadian Tire 5100 Hwy. 16 West, Terrace

No phone calls please

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Trades, Technical

Health Products

Computer Services

LOCAL MOTEL UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT NOW HIRING HOUSEKEEPING STAFF Offering competitive wage. Previous experience helpful but not necessary. Drop off your resume with reference to: 4830 Hwy 16 West, Terrace. No phone calls or faxes please.

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:

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MVCC For all your computer and Security needs. NO-FIXNO-CHARGE Powerful 1080P +3D Computers with 5 Years warranty, 1 year unlimited free 250-6380047

Trades, Technical 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). 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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Home Improvements FLOORING SALE Over 300 Choices Lowest Prices Guaranteed! Laminates - $0.69/sq ft Engineered - $1.99/sq ft Hardwood - $2.79/sq ft

Overnight Delivery in most of BC!



Landscaping LAWN Mowing/Leaf Mulching (Terrace area) Exterior Home/Building and Deck soft washing/cleaning, Kill Roof Moss. Terrace 250-922-4534 or 250-877-0965


Health Products

Merchandise for Sale

Legal Services

HEAVY Duty technicians. Peterbilt Pacific (Terrace) is currently seeking experienced full time Journeyman Heavy Duty Truck Service Technicians to join our Terrace service team. The job has rotating 10 hour shifts with opportunities for overtime. Formal training at college, vocation schools, military or manufacturer training programs are an asset. Industry leading wages and benefit package applies. Please email resume to

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Maytag washer & dryer mint condition excellent buy. 250635-5679

Moving & Storage

Moving & Storage

$400 & Under


Scheduled freight service from Stewart to Terrace and return, and all points in between. Pick-up and delivery of goods in Terrace, C.O.D. and courier service.


P.O. Box 217, Stewart, B.C.

Optometric Assistant

A part time position is available for 3 to 4 days per week plus call in and holiday relief. Successful applicant should have excellent communication skills and previous experience working with the public. The applicant should be able to multi-task in a fast paced professional environment and be prepared to be trained in all areas of the office operation. Prior experience will help determine wage rate. Please submit resume and handwritten cover letter to: Park Optometry 4609 park Ave. Terrace, B.C. V8G 1V5 Thank you to all who apply however only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

Ph: 250-636-2622 Fax: 250-636-2622

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3111 Blakeburn, Terrace

250-635-2728 635-2728

Container or van service!


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Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Heavy Duty Machinery

Misc. for Sale

For Sale By Owner


Various household items including a twin bed with bedding, high chair, crib, etc. 250 638-8640

FOR SALE: 2 bedroom Mobile Home. Situated in lower Thornhill, in a quiet, no pets allowed trailer court. Phone (250) 635-5676

LOT FOR SALE 4318 Birch Ave by owner, 80ft X 120ft. All services,Great quiet neighbourhood on bench, potential view of town, Asking $55,000 250-495-2220

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. Wanted


FREEZER BURNT meat and fish for sled dogs, Terrace only. Will pick up. 250-635-3772.

Off of Kalum Lk Rd minutes from town. executive 3 storey, 7 bdrm, 3 full bath, jacuzzi, ensuite, steam sauna, full rec rm & bar, central vac, wood, electric furnace immaculate island kitchen, side office , 2.5 massive shops, paved drive, secluded, 10 acres, mixed timber, “many extras negotiable” great revenue investment. asking $764,000. Will consider trade for land or small house. Call 250-638-0734 or 250-615-8457

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

Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? ITEMS For Sale: 4 Winter studded tires with rims. Size P205/55R16. $350 Treadmill : Proform 625Ex, widedeck treadmill. $300 Nieer Upright Piano, good working condition $400. Phone: 250-638-8096. 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:

Skeena Sawmills Ltd. Is actively searching for logs to purchase in the Terrace and surrounding areas. Anyone with logs to sell please phone: 250-635-6336

Real Estate Business for Sale

Real Estate

TURNKEY RESTAURANT FOR SALE $79,900 DOWNTOWN CORE Lakelse Ave. Terrace Call: 250 631-2581 A23 A23


Real Estate

Real Estate

Ask for Monica Warner

Call: 250-635-4478

Homes for Rent 4 bdrm house, 1 bath, renovated, large lot in Thornhill. Avail. immed. N/S, N/P, N/Parties. Refs & damage dep. req’d. $2,000 + util. (250) 635-3743.

Apt/Condo for Rent

Real Estate

Apt/Condo for Rent

• Quiet & Clean • No Pets • Close to Wal-Mart • Laundry Facilities • Close to Schools & Hospital • On Bus Route • Security Entrance • On site Caretaker • Basketball, Volleyball & Racquetball Courts • 24hr Video Surveillance


Real Estate


APARTMENTS 1 & 2 Bedroom Units

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.

Solid Country Home, 4 Bdrm, 2 bath, full basement on 75 scenic acres, close to town $433,000. Call 250-638-5758


Summit Square

Mobile Homes & Parks

2 & 1 bdrm apts & 1suite, new flooring and paint available now, $725 & $625 & $475/mo 2 ref’s req’d, also shared accommodation trailer for rent with option to buy 250-6359333, or 250-641-1534 cell


AVAILABLE NOW. Executive House. Furnished 4 bed/ 2 full baths, 1/3 private acre. $4000. /mo. Absolutely NP/NS. 2 yr lease. 250-638-7747 message

Real Estate


250-635-9184 1-888-988-9184 STING! NEW LI


$62,000 MLS

Vacant lot situated in the horseshoe area. Close to all amenities. build your dream home or it’s an ideal lot for a spec home.

4715 PARK AVE.

$145,000 MLS

2 bedroom, 1 bath home one block from the downtown core. Great investment or starter home with upgrades.


$374,900 MLS

2/3 bedroom 2 storey home on 2.001 acres w/53’ x 20’ storage building, 28’ x 22’ wired, insulated shop w/12’x 28’ lean to and a 30’ x 16’ boat/Rv storage. Beautifully landscaped with enclosed gazebo, pond, privacy and built in 1998!

2305 PEAR ST.

$239,900 MLS

5 bedroom, 3 bath split entry home, bright living area with wood fireplace. Large rec room in basement with sauna. Covered patio, fenced yard, room for RV parking.


$200.00 - TDCSS-HOT MEAL PROGRAM on behalf of our clients Travis & Karla DeCoene, sale of 3409 Thomas St. $200.00 - TERRACE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE on behalf of our clients Raymond & Helen Myram, sale of 5216 Skeena Dr.






- Move in Ready 6 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths, Large Bench Lot

- Updated 2 Bed/1bath home on 10 acres, newer well, septic, guest cabin, quick possession

$299,900 MLS



3962 HAGEN ST.

$95,000 MLS

- Spacious 3 Bedroom/2bath home, ensuite, newer furnace, quick possession - make an offer.



$149,900 MLS


#4 - 5016 PARK AVE

$35,000 MLS

- Affordable, Move in Ready 2 Bedroom, Immediate Possession


$174,900 MLS

- Close to downtown, 3 Bed/1bath, Updated Roof, windows, furnace, blaze king wood stove, quick possession


$47,900 MLS

- Very spacious 1300 sq. ft. home, 3 bedroom, open concept kitchen



cell: 250-615-8993

cell: 250-615-1350

Owner/Managing Broker



$394,900 MLS

Rarely does this opportunity arise! C2 zoned building with approx 2000 sq ft and approx. 18000 sq ft of land, along with a 2 bedroom/ 2 bath 1997 mobile.




Perfect little starter home on 2.05 acres. 2 bedrooms and 1 bath upstairs with an open concept living. The basement is unfinished but easily can turn one of the rooms into a 3rd bedroom. Heat your house with oil, with an above ground tank and be in control of how much you use!




- 2 side x side duplexes - one building has 2 bedroom units - one building has 1 bedroom units - on .57 acre lot

- 1620 sq. ft. bungalow - 3 bedrooms - 2 baths - fireplace - wood stove - many recent upgrades

- home with mortgage helper - 1450 sq. ft. - 3 bedrooms - 2 baths - fireplace - 2 bedroom basement suite

$ 184,900 MLS



14 Units left at 2607 Pear St. Complex GOING QUICK 1Bdr $67,900 MLS 2 Bdr $69,900 MLS STRATA CONDO UNITS CLOSE TO TOWN AND SHOPPING


$59,900 MLS


$269,900 MLS




4811 DAIRY

$73,000 MLS

78.5 x 134.4 Lot totally cleared with crush fill installed to drain the lot. on the bench, close to sought after Uplands School (K-6). Call for more information.


#2 – 3624 KALUM ST.

$65,000 MLS


$24,900 MLS



cell: 250-975-1818

$299,900 MLS

cell: 250-615-6279

$134,900 MLS

- starter home or investment property - 936 sq. ft. - 3 bedrooms - 53 x 132 fenced lot - close to schools & shopping


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4650 Lakelse Avenue






4532 MERKELY - $52,000 MLS


• NEW PRICE • Great buy for 75x300 lot • Water, power, gas at lot line DAVE MATERI

• 2200 sq ft retail space • downtown location • basement area HANS STACH


4505 LAZELLE AVE. $79,500 MLS


• 99 X 100 Ft. Lot Zoned R 5 • Great Location For A 4 Plex • Close To Town & Services RUSTY LJUNGH

• Three 10 acre forested lots on Fosbery Dr • Seven minute drive to down town Terrace • North of town via North Eby St. VANCE HADLEY

4624 MCCONNELL AVE $98,000 MLS

• Almost half an acre in back of Horseshoe • Quiet no-thru street in good neighbourhood • Close to schools, parks, walking trails MARION OLSON



• 30 acres of high and dry treed property • Well located for easy access and serivices • very nice ground cover and mix of trees LAURIE FORBES

3807 SKEENAVIEW ST $124,900 MLS • Over 3/4 acre lot in the Horseshoe • Build your dream home • Southwest view DAVE MATERI PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP

4518 OLSON AVE. $139,900 MLS • Investment or starter • 4 bedrooms, 2 baths • Central location MARION OLSON


3858 PINE ST - $184,900 MLS

1425 MAPLE ST $175,000 MLS

• good starter • 2 bedroom rancher • 80 x 200 ft lot HANS STACH

• 4 Bedroom 1 Bath • Newer Updates Throughout • Private location and Back Yard KELLY BULLEID


D L O S 3412 CLARK $239,900 MLS

• The R Team gets Results! • Call Rick 615-1558 call Marc 975 -0654 • To list your house today

3137 KOFOED DR. $319,000 MLS





3973 WALKER $174,900 MLS

• 1300 SQ foot 3 Bedroom rancher • Many major updates inside and out • Storage sheds and fenced yard DAVE MATERI

• The R Team Gets Results! • Call Rick 615-15598 Call Marc 975-0654 • To list your home today

4825 GRAHAM AVE. $198,500 MLS


• 15 Ares.zoned Agricultural • Build Your Hobby Farm In The City • Great Panoramic Mountain Views RUSTY LJUNGH


• SOLD IN 1 week • Great location • Call Dave if you are still looking DAVE MATERI PERSONAL REAL ESTATE CORP


• Immaculate 3 bedroom rancher • great floor plan, open concept • Lg kitchen, 2 full baths, family room LAURIE FORBES !

4303 MARK AVE. $264,900 MLS

• 2 bed/1 bath recently renovated rancher • Quiet, private, fully landscaped View of river and mountains & close to town VANCE HADLEY

4818 AGAR $274,900 MLS


• Close to K-6 School • Extensive Upgrades • 5 BDRMS, 2 BATH

• 4 bdrm, 2 baths, newer windows • newer roof, fireplace in living room • new double garage, covered deck JOHN/SHEILA

4513 SPARKS $349,900 MLS

2220 CATT POINT RD - $349,900 MLS



• Privte 2 acres with with lg family home • Unique updates will be appreciated • Woodworking shop, detached garage LAURIE FORBES


2618 BRAUN $194,786 MLS


2080 LAUREL ST. $226,000 MLS


6902 NELSON RD. $157,000 MLS

• 3 bedrm rancher on beautiful 2/3 acre • large kitchen, updates, lots of storage • 20 x 36 shop, plus more outbuildings LAURIE FORBES

4712 ORDE RD $319,900 MLS

• Beautiful, unique 2 bdrm/2 bath home • 3.57 acres on forested prvte lot Multiple skylights and sundecks VANCE HADLEY

4712 QUEENSWAY DR $339,900 MLS

• 7.7 Acres • Country Charm, Pastoral setting • Immaculate throughout, detached shop SUZANNE GLEASON

• Private 4.79 acres • Covered Deck • 3 BDRMS , 2 BATH

• well built 1 ½ storey cabin • 2.3 acres with lots of water frontage • private setting JOHN/SHEILA

901 KOZIER $489,000 MLS

2749-1ST AVE - $559,000 MLS

APARTMENT - $1,900,000 MLS

D L O S 2293-2295 THORNHILL ST $354,900 MLS

3627 THOMAS ST $399,900 MLS

• Full 3 Bedroom per side Duplex • Situated on prime 1.33 acres • Newly renovated KELLY BULLEID

john evans

Cell:250.638.7001 “27 years of experience”

sheila love

Cell:250.638.6911 “21 years of experience”

vance hadley

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Bike biathletes beat records By ANNA KILLEN IT WAS a record-breaking turnout at the fourth annual Terrace Rod and Gun Club Mountain Bike Biathlon Oct. 5, with 37 competitors turning out to bike and shoot their way across the finish line. “It was the most we’ve ever had out to compete at the event,” said organizer Chris Schooner. “And it has the potential to be much bigger.” Contestants raced a lap, shot five targets, raced again, shot again, and raced again – with the distance of each lap, and the number of times shooting increasing with the age and experience of the competitors. Two of the competitors had the distinction of shooting perfect targets. Tyler Henry, competing in the juvenile category, had no misses on 10 targets and came in fifth place. And Magda Vandenburg, in the junior youth race, had no misses on 15 targets, taking first. “They’ve both been out before,” said Schooner. “They’re both just excellent kids.” Perfect targets weren’t the only highlight. Braden Clunas took first place in the midgets for the second year in a row. And for the adults, Paul Bertrand flew into first – despite the fact that he’d never shot a rifle before competition day. For the midgets (8-10 years old), 12 competitors turned up for three laps of 0.5 kilometres and two sets of targets at 25 metres. Clunas took first, Jesse Cunningham followed in second, with Lucas Schibli in third. In juvenile (11-12 years old), completing three laps of one kilometre and two sets of targets at 25 metres, first place went to Jonus

Lecuyer, second to Spencer McAllister, and third place to Logan Clunas. Junior youth (13-14 years old) competitors completed four laps of one kilometre and three sets of targets at 25 metres. Vandenburg took first, John Eaton took second, with Jonah Emerson in third. In the senior youth (15-16 years old), it was four laps of two kilometres and three sets of targets at 50 metres, with competitor Eden Atkinson-Bruce coming out on top. Adults (17+) needed to complete four laps of two kilometres and three sets of targets at 50 metres. This category saw Bertrand in first, Ryan Gorsdon in second, and Travis Carter rounding out third. The President’s “Heart and Soul” awards were given to Aidan Carter – who kept going, even after three wipeouts on his bike; Jake Cunningham – who kept trying, and kept improving with each lap; and – Ben Bilash – who just kept going and trying his best. A bike biathlon training camp was held in the weeks before the competition. “The kids at the camp definitely improved, and their improvements showed during the competition – and that was the goal of the camp, to get kids who hadn’t been out before shooting and improving.” But it wasn’t just those kids who hit the mark. “Some of the kids who just dropped in did exceptionally well,” he said. “Nobody really did poorly. I was impressed.” Nevertheless, the club will ensure that the camp is a clear drop-in format next year to allow even more potential competitors to practise before the event, he said.


IRMA SCHOONER rounds the finish line during the 4th annual Terrace Rod and Gun Club Mountain Bike Biathlon Oct. 5.


■ Ice break MEMBERS OF the Terrace Skating Club headed to Prince George Oct. 4 to 6 for the High Performance Development Seminar, hosted this year by the Cariboo North Central Region, featuring veteran guest coaches from all over Western Canada. “It was amazing to see skaters from all over the province,” said the club’s Elaine Sanchez. The weekend started with a Mini Jamboree – a fun competition to ‘break the ice’ between the skaters, with the rest of the weekend designated for on- and off-ice coaching time with the moderators. In the top row, from left to right we have Maya Lecuyer, Julia Bowles, and Jorden Hendry, with Sarah Fell and Shaena Gyorfi in the bottom row.

River Kings fall to Demons in season opener By ALLAN HEWITSON THE KITIMAT Ice Demons prevailed on home ice over the Terrace River Kings, 6-3 in their CIHL season opener. The Ice Demons took a 1-0 lead on the first shot of the game, just 43 seconds in, a drive from the top of the left circle by centre Josh Slanina (Jeff Mildenberger, Jordan Goncalves) that beat Terrace starting goaltender Patrick Leal cleanly. The River Kings had much of the offensive play in period one, but could not put a shot past veteran Demons goaltender, Brett Vilness, who earned star of the game. While outshooting the Demons 12-8 in the period, Terrace could not get a goal, and the Demons took a two goal lead into the change room on a short-handed goal scored by Derek DeLisser (Derek Wakita) with just 1.10 left in the period. The Ice Demons managed to keep Terrace off the score sheet until early in the second, when Josh Murray beat Vilness off the post, assisted by Jeremy Vandenbroek and Rajan Sangha. This made the score 2-1 and Terrace kept up the pressure until Derek DeLisser again abruptly turned the tide with a super goal, to make it 3-1 (assisted by Josh Slanina and Ben Rumley).

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River Kings fall to Demons in opener Just a minute and two seconds later, Derek Wakita finished off a play from Ian Coleman and Blaine Markwart that took a lot of the momentum drive out of the River Kings’ offence. But they were still alive three minutes after the Wakita goal when Jeremy Vandenbroek converted a pass from newcomer Cory Dekelver to bring Terrace back to 4-2 at the second intermission. Shots in the period were Demons 11, Terrace 13. The Ice Demons outshot Terrace 14 to 10 in the third period, adding goals

by Jordan Goncalves (Ben Rumley) and Ben Rumley finished Demons' scoring, with assists to Josh Slanina and Derek DeLisser. This was not the usual Terrace-Kitimat roughhouse barnburner, with Terrace taking only two minor penalties in the game and the Demons giving the River Kings only five opportunities on the power play. The Kings capitalized late in the third period, when captain Steve Cullis slid a Tristan Murray rebound behind Vilness with just over four minutes remaining.


■■ World class


THE TERRACE River Kings make a save in Kitimat during the Ice Demons’ home ice opener Oct. 5. The Demons would win the game 6-3.


y generation remembers René Lévesque, the feisty, chain smoking premier of Quebec, and indefatigable foe of Trudeau. Beloved by a majority of Francophones, to whom he was known as “Ti-Poil” or “Little Hair” for his comb-over and tiny physical stature, the man was the embodiment of Quebec’s Sovereignty and the staunchest advocate of separation. Lévesque’s accomplishments during his decade as premier beginning in 1976 were considerable: he recognized the wisdom of nationalizing his province’s hydroelectricity and created Hydro-Quebec; under his leadership the government of Quebec created and enacted the Charte des droits de la personne, forward thinking legislation that among other things, made Quebec the first province in Canada to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation; he was instrumental in cleaning up political patronage by revamping political financing; he was the driving force behind Quebec Charter of the French Language, which included the ever contentious Bill 101; and, he pried social services out of the hands of the Roman Catholic Church and made them the business of the state; together with Gilles Grégoire he created the Parti Quebecois, which has alternated between the party in power and the official opposition in Quebec ever since. A little known part of the Lévesque legacy is Opération gestion faune or Wildlife management operation, which led to

IT’S THE final countdown to the International Chang-Hon Taekwon-do Federation 10th Anniversary World Cup, held Oct. 18 and 19 in Edmonton, Alberta, and these fine Terrace athletes are making the trip. As an added bonus, Nationals were held in Edmonton this year, so the club will be competing on familiar turf (or, rather, mats). At back, left to right, Atlantis Taekwondo’s John Hooge, 2nd degree, Carla Seaton, yellow belt, Destiny Stewart, blue belt, Barbra Bond, yellow belt, and in front, Malcolm Neifer, black belt, Aquelies Downs, red belt, Jimmy Nijar, yellow belt, and 4th degree instructor Cody Skog. “There will be eight or nine countries competing at this World Cup,” said Skog. “I am honored to have such skill to represent my club at Worlds. These students are at a very high calibre – even if they don’t place, their matches are going to be very exciting to watch.” The club has been training nearly seven hours a week in the club, plus the extra training outside of club hours. After Worlds, the club hunkers down for the winter, training and gearing up for Atlantis Taekwondo’s massive spring break tournament. There are also rumblings of an all black belt event here in Terrace in the near future. Stay tuned...

the creation of the zone sensibilities. d’exploitation conQuébec, said the pretrôlée, or Controlled mier, was the only place harvesting zone. in the world where exWhen Lévesque took clusive hunting and fishoffice, most of Quebec’s ing rights were granted outdoor recreation was over such a large area controlled by private inof public lands, thus the terests. It had been that government is putting an way since 1885 when end to a system that no the government of the longer had its place in a day enacted laws allowmodern state. ing private fishing clubs A territorial infraexclusive fishing and structure was set up. The SKEENA ANGLER hunting rights as a way management of each terto reduce the costs of ritory or zone (Zec) was ROB BROWN wildlife protection and then entrusted to nonto put more money into profit organizations who the government’s cofelected honorary adminfers. Not surprisingly, istrators to manage each the number of hunting Zec. Currently almost and fishing clubs increased. 600 members make up the Boards of DiBy the end of the Second World War, rectors that manage the 62 hunting, fishthere were 615 clubs operating over 30,000 ing, and recreational ZECs in the province. km². Thanks to the increased affluence cre- Apart from those there are 21 salmon Zecs. ated by the post war economic boom, the Zecs are managed on four principles: a demand for fish and game rose dramatical- balance between demand and supply must ly. By 1965, there were 2,200 clubs with be maintained; access to the resource must dominion over 78,000 km² of Québec. By be equitable; each zone must be a demothe time the Parti Quebecois came to of- cratic entity, managed and administered on fice, the demand for free access to natural a volunteer basis; and, Zecs must be self fiareas by a growing number of hunters and nancing through revenues generated by the fishers and by those eager to pursue other sale of membership cards, and daily access outdoor activities was growing. It was es- rights, as well as the sale of hunting or fishsential that the government find an alter- ing packages or packages combining both native to the prevailing system. Besides, these activities. exclusivity offended the premier’s socialist Recently, I spoke to my good friend,

Zec Quebec Levesque

Bob Clay, of Kispiox River and Rod building fame, who has fished on salmon rivers operating on the Zec principle. Bob told me that the system works well. The managing board of the river he fished grades the beats on the river according to which offers the best prospects to which promises the least. Access to the river is obtained by the purchase of daily tickets on a firstcome first-served basis. The pools and runs at the top of the quality list cost more to fish and have fewer tickets available, and so it goes right down to the least productive more crowded pools and runs. The system is flexible. Adjustments can be made to the number of users depending on conservation requirements. Changes to the river or the size of the returns can be factored into the number of tickets sold. No tickets can be sold for an area determined too environmentally sensitive to withstand angling pressure. Small is beautiful and local control is good. The Zecs are managed by community organizations. This gives authority to people who are locally invested, have local knowledge, and, almost always, have the greatest concern for their environs. Local control also gets away from blanket provincial rules that aren’t as sensitive to local realities. Compared to other jurisdictions, enforcement of the regulations is a dream. All an officer has to check tickets. As crowding becomes more and more an issue on many of our rivers, the Zec template may be a very good model to deal with it.


Airport passenger numbers climbing PASSENGER TRAFFIC at Northwest Regional Airport dropped in September compared to August but still came in as the third highest monthly total for the year to date. Statistics from the airport indicate a passenger count of 16,476 in September, down from August's all time record of 18,026. Still, the September figure was just behind July's 16,597 and that month and August are traditionally high travel months for holiday and business travel. “We're getting a lot of traffic with the Rio Tinto Alcan [smelter] project in full swing and with other industrial activity,” said airport manager Carman Hendry. “We're on track for 30 per cent more traffic for each month now compared to last year.”

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As of the end of September, the passenger traffic count was 126,236, more than the entire total for any year save for last year when the total was 139,193. Based on traffic patterns this year, the end of October figure should eclipse 2012's year-end total. Hendry's predicting a 2013 yearend total passenger count of 165,000, enough to propel the airport into the top ranks of B.C. airports when it comes to passenger traffic. In the meantime, equipment for WestJet's entry into the Terrace-Vancouver market the end of November has started to arrive. The airline has also rented space in a building next to the main terminal for equipment storage.

Fire chars inside of Lakelse Lake house A FIRE charred the inside of a Lakelse Lake house late in the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 28. The Thornhill Volunteer Fire Department was called to the blaze on Kroyer Road at about 5:30 p.m., said Thornhill fire chief Wes Patterson. The firefighters arrived in about 15 minutes to find heavy smoke coming out the windows of the residence, he said. Six firefighters did a quick knockdown and although there was heavy smoke damage, there was very minimal water damage, said Patterson. The fire started in the basement and burned into the wall and in the space between floor joists, with flames blazing through the ceiling



into a bathroom, he said. During that time, the furnace turned on its fan to try to cool itself, which only served to help spread the flames, said Patterson. A contractor was working on replacing a water line in the basement, said Patterson, adding that the investigation into the cause continues. With winter coming and fall heating season beginning, Patterson is reminding people to get their furnaces and wood stoves checked and their fireplaces cleaned and inspected to prevent fires. And Thornhill Fire Department is looking for more volunteer firefighters at all three of its locations: Thornhill, Gitaus and Lakelse Lake.

At the Port of Prince Rupert, commitment to safe shipping is part of who we are. Local experts and organizations work together every day to apply industry-leading practices in vessel handling and harbour safety. Tejinder and the senior marine inspectors of Transport Canada are part of the picture. Get the facts today at

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Community Information Session We invite you to meet members of the team and find out more about the Project at an upcoming information session. Date: Time: Location:

October 22, 2013 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Terrace Sportsplex (Banquet Room) 3320 Kalum Street Terrace, B.C.

Project representatives will be available to answer questions and share information. Light refreshments will be provided.

A Year of Careful Study In June 2012, TransCanada PipeLines announced the Coastal GasLink Project, to safely deliver natural gas from the Groundbirch area, near Dawson Creek, B.C., to the proposed LNG Canada gas liquefaction facility to be developed by Shell Canada Ltd. and its partners near Kitimat, B.C. We began with a “conceptual corridor” based on aerial inspection, available maps and renderings. We then met with First Nations, landowners, local government officials and northern B.C. residents to find opportunities to improve our plan and avoid social and environmental areas of concern. We made significant adjustments to the corridor based on this input and narrowed our focus to a two-kilometre-wide “study corridor.”

During 2013, we have sent hundreds of scientists, engineers and technicians into the field to travel along the corridor, test rocks and soils, study rivers and streams, and gather information about plant and animal life. First Nations community members have shared traditional ecological knowledge through many of our field studies. Using the information we have gathered, we are developing a proposed pipeline route. Our route proposal will be part of our application to the BC Environmental Assessment Office, and our application to the BC Oil and Gas Commission. We are grateful to the communities of northern B.C. for their constructive contributions to this process.

If you are unable to attend, but would like more information you can contact us by email ( or by phone at 1.855.633.2011 (toll-free). TransCanada is Canada’s largest builder and operator of natural gas pipelines. We have been in business in B.C. for 50 years. We are proud of our track record of working with communities and operating safely.

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