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Oil-by-rail makes Rich nervous


Coleman not a fan

Baker stepping out of City Hall Page A3


“Rail would be the wrong solution.”

Sports Rampage pick up first victory Page A13

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Kyla Leland-Barnaby of the Prince Rupert Rapids competes in the 100-metre backstroke during the North Coast Invitational Swim Meet on Saturday at the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre. See Page A13 for details.

Community Celebrating China’s founding Page A17

$7 million airport loan up for public debate City to make its case at open house tonight BY SHAUN THOMAS PORT EDWARD / The Northern View

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Just days before a CN train carrying oil derailed in Alberta, causing a fiery explosion and forcing the evacuation of a small community west of Edmonton, Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman said he was not a fan of the idea of shipping oil-by-rail Earlier in the - Rich Coleman week, the provincial governments of both British Columbia and Alberta agree that moving bitumen by rail to the west coast is a “viable alternative” to pipelines. Support for the oil-by-rail option can be found in the terms of reference of a Deputy Ministers working group aimed at opening new energy export opportunities, which simply states “if pipelines are not developed, rail will step into the void to deliver bitumen to the West Coast”. See CN on Page A2

The City of Prince Rupert will be hosting a public information session tonight at the Lester Centre to ensure people know as much about the proposed $7 million loan to the Prince Rupert Airport Authority as possible. “Really, the idea of having this open house is so it creates more awareness. It’s not so much a formal meeting as an opportunity for people to come and look at and get an overview for the reason for the bylaw and the procedure for the bylaw. It’s an opportunity for people to get more of an understanding of how a city finances various opportunities, whether through city revenues or loans, and what the procedure is,” said

“There is no cost to taxpayers ... it is funded by airport users.” - Jack Mussallem Prince Rupert Mayor Jack Mussallem, noting there is benefit to be had if the money comes from a city loan. “All municipalities have the opportunity, through the regional district, to borrow through Municipal Finance Authority (MFA) for needed infrastructure ... the reason why it is a consideration is MFA can provide funding at less

cost to local governments and at better rates than from other financial institutions.” The meeting comes while the loan is still up for public debate in an alternate approval process — meaning if just over 900 people sign forms against the infrastructure loan it will need to go to referendum. The money will be used to not only undertake major renovations to the terminal, but to repair the runway and access road as well. “In this case, the issue is supporting local airport, and there is no cost to taxpayer because funded by airport users, so taxpayers is not impacted,” Mussallem explained, noting there should be a variety of people there to answer questions people may have. “I am confident staff will have the information on hand.”

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A2 • Northern View • October 23, 2013

Rail a safe option: CN “Railways have a solid record in Rupert line at 30 per cent capacity transporting hazardous goods.”

‘TIS THE SEASON Shaun Thomas / The Northern View

Public health nurse Kara Wood gives Dr. Jeffrey Simons the influenza vaccine on Monday morning to kick off the 2013 flu shot season. Public health clinics are being held for eligible persons in communities across the north beginning next week. In Prince Rupert, the shots are available at the Northern Health offices in the Ocean Centre Mall at 2300 3rd Ave West. Clinic dates and times are Thursday, Nov. 7: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 250-622-6380.

CN from Page A1 But speaking from an energy conference in Daegu, South Korea, Coleman acknowledged oil-by-rail is certainly not the preferred method of the provincial government. “It makes us nervous and it makes our communities nervous ... we are not interested in seeing millions of barrels of oil moved by rail across British Columbia without being assured absolutely in the safety of the land base,” he said, noting he has told the federal government the same. “Rail didn’t come up in our conversation, other than to say that I had the concern that rail would be the wrong solution to this ... obviously the optimal suggestion of moving oil by rail isn’t there given the situation that happened in Quebec a few months ago, which was a terrible disaster for that community.” While noting no CN customers are asking CN to transport crude at the moment, despite documents showing Nexen pursuing a plan to ship oil-by-rail to Prince Rupert for export to Asia, CN’s Mark Hallman said rail is a safe option should the need arise. “Railways have a solid record in transporting hazardous material traffic. According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), of which CN is a member, 99.997 per cent of hazardous materials carloads moved by railroads arrive at their destination

- Mark Hallman without a release caused by an accident,” he said. “Railways complement the existing pipeline infrastructure and they are just as safe and as environmentally sustainable as pipelines in moving energy to market.” Coleman told reporters that the inclusion of rail in the terms of reference was in recognition of keeping all options on the table to get Alberta energy to Asian markets in light of the capacity of the line. “The rail to Prince Rupert is at about 30 per cent capacity. We’re told there is some work that had been done by some of the suppliers on that. In putting the terms of reference together, we said we better take a look at all of it,” he said. “That just basically flags the fact that we’re going to take a look at all of these things, their environmental impact and the concerns of British Columbia, and Alberta quite frankly, as we come through this.” The Prince Rupert Port Authority has confirmed ongoing discussions with Nexen about oil-by-rail to Prince Rupert. Other details on the proposal were not available.

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Million dollar renovation underway Vector Projects Group has begun work to renovate the Computed Tomography (CT) scan suite at the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital. The total project cost is expected to be approximately $1 million and funded by the Province of B.C., North West Regional Hospital District and Northern Health. It is expected the project will be completed in spring 2014. Vector Projects Group, based out of Kelowna, B.C., is a medium-sized general contracting firm with considerable experience building in northern and rural locations. In August, they completed the Temporary Medical Clinic project in Queen Charlotte as part of the Haida Gwaii Hospital Replacement Project. CT scans in Prince Rupert are currently available at a temporary location in the basement of the hospital. The temporary CT suite will continue providing services in a safe, high quality environment during the renovations. After the renovations are completed the CT scanner will be relocated back to its original, permanent location in the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital CT scanning is useful to get a very detailed 3-D image of certain parts of the body, such as soft tissues, the pelvis, blood vessels, the lungs, the brain, abdomen, and bones.

October 23, 2013 • Northern View • A3

Economic development officer leaving By Martina Perry PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Prince Rupert and Port Edward are searching for a new economic development officer. Derek Baker, who currently holds the role at the Prince Rupert and Port Edward Economic Development Corporation, will be stepping down after more than three years. “Prince Rupert is a really great place to be an economic development officer. It’s a town with a lot of economic opportunities in front of it. It was interesting to be a part of some of that growth,” Baker said. “It was a really tough decision to leave. But I decided to take on a position within the private sector,” he said, adding his final day will be Oct. 31 and he will be starting at Pacific NorthWest LNG on Nov. 4. Staying in the area was important, said Baker. “I like [Prince Rupert and Port Edward] a lot, and the lifestyle the North Coast offers,” he said. Baker became economic development officer in June 2010, helping to promote business and tourism in Prince Rupert and Port Edward, and support business development and expansion. While Baker has helped the city with a variety of tasks, he pinpoints

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Prince Rupert economic development officer Derek Baker is leaving the city for the private sector.

two projects as highlights, the first being the 2011 trade mission to China. Baker, a number of city councillors and representatives from the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce, the Prince Rupert Port Authority and Ridley Terminals Inc., spent 10 days overseas for the trade mission. “[We met] with our sister city Cangzhou, and we also met various companies in Beijing and Shanghai that were interested in our port facilities,” he said. Baker said another highlight was helping to launch the Invest Northwest website with other northwest economic development officers. The website outlines major projects happening the region. “It’s been a very well-utilized

website since we launched it a couple years ago,” Baker said. Prince Rupert Mayor Jack Mussallem said he appreciates the work Baker has done. “He has provided excellent service and we wish him all the best in the future,” he said. The city is now looking for a replacement. “We’re getting a lot of enquiries. It helps if we can get someone as soon as possible,” Mussallem said. Baker said when a new economic development officer is hired, he will be more than willing to help them get comfortable in the role. “Whoever the new person is, I’m going to have an open door with them. They can utilize me as much as they like,” he said.

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October 23, 2013

Oil one way or another?


ne thing you will always hear in the debate about oil export is “the oil is coming to the coast, one way or another”. That quote and any variation of it is often spoken in relation to the anti-pipeline movement, essentially saying that if bitumen isn’t flowing to the North Coast through underground pipelines, it will be making its way west through rail cars filled to the brim with the black stuff. And while it may have been easy to dismiss such a claim in the past, that argument was given a lot more credence last week as the governments of both British Columbia and Alberta agreed that “if pipelines are not developed, rail will step into the void to deliver Shaun Thomas bitumen to the West Coast”. Natural Gas Development minister Rich Coleman said the inclusion of that little gem was simply a recognition that all of the options need to be on the table. But that doesn’t seem to really hold water — if it was there just to recognize rail was an option, it would likely read “rail may step into the void”. It doesn’t, it flat out says rail will fill the void to bring bitumen west. Some may say that is simply a matter of semantics, but when you get into this level of discussion between two governments, you best believe that every single word is chosen carefully and every single word has meaning. So here we sit, with one major oil pipeline and one refinery definitively on the table, a second refinery in the feasibility stage and a mystery proposal from Nexen to bring oil to Prince Rupert by rail for shipment to Asia. So those who have said oil is coming to the coast one way or another should be vindicated with obvious support from the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta and apparent support from the federal government. But having the support of the government and having the support of the people are two different things. Given the tone in the region when it comes to oil, the companies involved have a lot of work to do to win that support.

Walking a mile (or two) in their shoes


he look on her face was priceless. “Excuse me, young man,” she shouted. Newspaper Carrier Appreciation Week When I turned around, the lady’s jaw dropped, was held earlier this month and I, along with I suppose I wasn’t the spring chicken she expected the entire office and mailroom staff of The Northern to see. The look on her face was indeed priceless. In View, hit the street and walked a mile or two in our the palm of her hand she clutched a twoonie and carriers’ shoes. handed it to me. Since the beginning of October, I’ve picked up a “Thanks for picking that up,” she said referring couple of routes for three main reasons: 1) Get the to the mail left on her driveway. “That was nice of newspaper delivered where we currently don’t have you.” a carrier; 2) To audit some routes to see how we can “No problem,” I said and took the twoonie improve our service and; 3) Get some exercise — the unabashedly thinking of the coming french fries. scale in the bathroom tells me the third reason is As I adjusted the strap on my bag and walked critical. down the driveway to my next stop, the thought Todd Hamilton A couple of weeks ago, I was finishing up my occurred: How many people in Prince Rupert tip 135-paper route on Alberta Place and, despite my their carrier? need to satisfy No. 3, all I could smell was the wafting scent of People have no problem tipping a waiter or a pizza delivery nearby McDonald’s french fries — my pace quickened. guy and then hand over more cash for the product. That 135-paper route normally takes me a little less than an Northern View and Northern Connector carriers provide a free hour, if I remember to walk downhill from Drake Crescent to product, yet it seems few get a tip for good service. Come down Heron along Prince Rupert Boulevard culminating with the to the office on a Thursday morning and listen to some phone circle on Alberta Place. As my taste buds watered for a wellcalls if a carrier misses a house. Folks are sure quick to provide deserved break today, I made the turn up Alberta Place in some tips then. record time. Tips are not required but they are certainly appreciated, let’s As I walked up a driveway on the cul-de-sac, I saw some face it, no waiter or carrier is going to get rich on their base pay. Canada Post junk mail lying on the ground. I picked it up and As I proved, our carrier force is not all young kids, most are walked to the mailbox and deposited the newspaper. adults including a number of special needs persons who rank As I left, I heard the door open behind me and a lady exited among our most dependable and best carriers. calling out to me. I thank them for their service. Hopefully, others will as well.

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October 23, 2013 • Northern View • A5

On the street

Do you agree with constructing an oil refinery at Grassy Point?

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“If it will create more jobs, then why not?”

“I agree. It would make work for more people in the community.”

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“Yes, if it creates more jobs.”

Photo courtesy Prince Rupert Port Authority ENERGY GATEWAY: Ridley Terminals Inc.’s export terminal facilitates the movement of coal and petroleum coke to Asian destinations. The resources are helping to fuel a construction boom in countries of the Pacific Rim.

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Letters to the editor

Editor: My teeth almost started falling out of my mouth when I read the saccharine [column] regarding the four dogs owned by the Spongs. While there are times when governing entities need to consider mitigating circumstances when applying a regulation, the situation of someone’s desire to have four dogs as opposed to three dogs is not one of those situations. Our region is on the brink of undergoing massive changes. City council, city staff, and the Northern View folks have far more important issues which need to be explored, analyzed, discussed, and hopefully resolved. Suggesting that council and staff should

“This dog issue is not a good use of their time nor, I believe, of newsprint.”

- Dan Rodin devote time to this dog issue is not a good use of their time nor, I believe, of newsprint. Dan Rodin Prince Rupert

Hamilton right on sirens Editor: Re: Warnings useless if nobody hears it, Todd Hamilton, Northern View. I couldn’t agree with you more about your opinion on air raid sirens. Hawaii has been using them for decades and their newer models mix in intermittent voice instructions with the warning sounds. It can be heard anywhere on the islands and they test it once a month. If the people there are OK with it, I can’t imagine why not the Pacific Northwest. Being an integrator of all kinds of mass notification technologies including every type you mention in your article, I know that public works out of CFB Esquimalt was proactively gathering information from folks like me last October. Unfortunately, after providing our two cents

“If the people there are OK with it, I can’t imagine why not the Pacific Northwest.”

Editor: 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 and we get to pay the Americans $280 million dollars 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 than 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.

- Dan Bilodeau the line went dead. I suspect budget and I hope a majority of people see it the way you do. I know I try to get at least six hours of shuteye every night, without my phone, tablet and TV on and I only have to worry about floods and tornadoes here! Cheers man, thanks for the great article. Dan Bilodeau Saskatchewan

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nyone familiar with the commodities handled by the Port of Prince Rupert will know that energy products moving through Ridley Terminals are an important part of our trade gateway. Last year, coal and petroleum coke accounted for 11.5 of the 22.2 million tonnes shipped through all of Prince Rupert’s terminals. That’s more than half of the port’s total volume, and accounts for roughly 20% of Canada’s total seaborne coal exports. With these products likely to make up an even larger percentage of the Port of Prince Rupert’s total business in coming years, it’s important to understand why they are in such high demand—and the opportunities they present. Coal and petroleum coke are valued worldwide for their energy content, particularly for use in steel-making. In Asia, they’re building housing for hundreds of millions of people seeking to improve their quality of life. Global demand and consumption are forecast by the International Energy Agency to increase by 35% in the next 20 years, with China dominating worldwide production and consumption. In 2012, China both produced and consumed more coal than all other countries combined, and accounted for over one-quarter of the Port of Prince Rupert’s total coal exports. Despite China’s voracious appetite, the primary recipient of coal and coke from Prince Rupert is Japan, and has been for the past five years. Due to the absence of domestic production, the Japanese lead the world in coal imports. The majority (60%) of energy exported by the Port of Prince Rupert is metallurgical coal, also known as coking coal. This type of coal has low sulphur and phosphorous contents, and is baked in special hightemperature ovens to make a product known as coke. This resulting coke is essentially pure carbon, and is used to smelt iron ore in blast furnaces as both a source of heat and a chemical reducing agent in producing steel. Unlike coking coal, thermal coal has lower carbon content and is typically used to produce electricity in power plants. This is done by burning the coal in a furnace with a boiler to produce steam, which spins turbines and turns generators to produce electricity. Thermal coal is used to produce over 40% of the world’s electricity, particularly in developing nations seeking affordable access to a modern energy grid. Our third and least exported energy product is petroleum coke. A byproduct of oil refinery coker units, petroleum coke is comprised almost entirely of carbon, and is used in much the same way as metallurgical coal. Despite weaker prices for the commodity in 2013, all of Canada’s west coast coal export terminals expect to ship record volumes this year. In the first six months of 2013, Prince Rupert’s Ridley Terminals Inc. shipped 7.1 million tonnes, up 6% from the same period in 2012. Work continues to progress on RTI’s $200 million Capacity Realization Project, a terminal expansion that is already incorporating new land equipment to create the ability for the terminal to handle up to 25 million tonnes by 2015. With new mines coming online and expansion projects underway at mines in several British Columbia and Alberta communities, RTI will be well-positioned to respond to demand with its additional capacity as it becomes available. Re:port is a collaborative promotional venture by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and The Northern View.

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October 23, 2013 • Northern View • A7

CN job action threatens port operations PRPA hopeful for resolution BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Cargo moving into or out of the port of Prince Rupert could grind to a halt later this month as talks between CN Rail and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference broke down last week. A total 3,300 conductors, trainmen, yardmen and traffic coordinators working for CN have been working without a contract since July 22. But when CN management turned down the union’s - Michael Gurney offer to continue conciliation past Oct. 7, the two sides entered a 21-day cooling-off period that ends on Oct. 28 after which a lockout or strike is a possibility. The union says CN is asking for concessions which would require people to work longer hours with less rest time between trips, something it says flies in the face of CN’s commitment to safety. “We’re extremely disappointed by CN’s refusal to extend the mediation period. The railway uses an old tactic: pointing a gun to its workers’ heads to force them to make concessions,” said TCRC spokesperson Roland Hackl, noting wages and the retirement plan are not the central issue for the union. “CN’s managers have to walk the walk and talk the talk; they have to understand that people are not

“A rail service disruption would obviously have an impact on port operations.”

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machines and that you should never place profits before people.” Talks between the two sides are set to resume on Oct. 21, with the aid of federally appointed mediators. Mark Hallman of CN says the company is optimistic the two sides can reach an agreement, but refutes the union’s claims that anyone is being put at risk. “As matter of policy, CN does not comment on the substance of on-going labour negotiations. However, CN stresses that none of its bargaining proposals would in any way compromise the health and safety of TCRC-

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CityWest awaiting word on channel bundling Throne speech promises change BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

CityWest is taking a wait-and-see approach to a commitment made by the federal government in Wednesday’s Throne Speech. “Our Government believes Canadian families should be able to choose the combination of television channels they want. It will require channels to be unbundled, while protecting Canadian jobs,” Gov. Gen. David Johnston said while reading the speech from the Senate chambers . Currently CityWest’s digital offerings come largely in packs and bundles, although how that will change is yet to be seen. “We certainly support the government’s intention to allow customers to choose which channels they want and pay for just those, but it will be interesting to see how content providers respond to this,” CityWest sales and marketing director Donovan Dias said, noting details thus far are quite scarce. “It is just a comment from the federal government at this point, so it will be interesting to see how the [Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission] interprets it because they have certain rules and regulations in place.” Dias called the plans a good first step to get

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A&W aiming for late 2014 Site not yet finalized

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A&W restaurants continues its pursuit of a location in Prince Rupert, though the timeline has been pushed back significantly. The fast food outlet first announced its plans to locate on the North Coast last March and was hopeful for an opening in early 2013, but issues with finding a site means people will have to wait at least another 12 months. While there were rumours the former Husky location on 2nd Ave. West would be the new A&W, a senior official with the company said that is not the case. “I can tell you that we haven’t finalized a location yet, but I can say that we have a franchisee who is actively pursuing a site,” said Patti Parente, senior director of real estate for A&W. “We would have liked to have it completed yesterday, but realistically I think it will be in late 2014 or early 2015 before we open the doors.” The original plans for the location were in the upper parking lot of the Rupert Square Mall, but issues surrounding the creation of a drive-thru meant a new location had to be found.

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Northern Savings Credit Union marked National Credit Union Day by handing over $17,000 to nine Prince Rupert non-profit groups. Pictured are Northern Savings employees Carol Roberts, very left, Vaughan New, front left, Heather MacRae, front right, and Branch Manager Stefan Delloch, very right, handing over the big $17,000 cheque to representatives of groups. From left, Jo Scott and Karen Buchanan of Fraser Street Literacy for adults accepted $2,500 for the adult life skills program, Rosa Miller of the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce accepted $1,000 for the Rising Stars Program, the Lester Centre of the Arts’ Crystal Lorette took $5,000 for the riser equipment upgrade project, Stephanie Puleo of North Pacific Cannery accepted $1,000 for the 125th anniversary celebration, Bev Killbery received $1,000 on behalf of Hallowe’en Fest, the Prince Rupert Garden Club’s Val Wholmes accepted $2,000 for the Sunken Gardens upgrade project, and Charles Hays Secondary School principal Sandy Pond accepted $2,000 for the student greenhouse project. Other groups to receive funding included the Oona River Community Association, which received $1,000 for the community hall upgrade, and the Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club, which received $1,000.

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Companies flock to business centre

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A one-stop shop for business development on the North Coast is now open. The Coastal Business Resource Centre (CBRC), located in the old TriCorp building on 2nd Avenue West, was packed on Oct. 17 for an open house to introduce both the facility and the many businesses that call it home. “We only have one office left to rent to someone. There are 12 offices, but some tenants are sharing space so there are actually 23 companies renting space here,” said Geoff Greenwell of Greenwell Asset Management, the managers of the building, noting not everyone was able to be a part of the CBRC. “We tried to bring in companies that are complimentary to each other and have the skill set that will be necessary in the near future as more projects are announced.” In addition to the offices, the CBRC includes two large board rooms that can be rented by the hour to visiting and local businesses, something Greenwell said has been very popular so far. Another feature that makes the CBRC unique is that the utilities and phone/Internet are included in the price of the rent. “There is not another packaged office space in town ... I knew it would be needed. There is not a lot of quality office space in Prince Rupert, There is some older spaces that need renovating, but a lot of larger companies don’t want that. They want a Vancouver-style office that is turn-key,” said Greenwell. “There will be a huge demand for this as other projects come online.” While the current building is nearing capacity, Greenwell said there could be further expansion in Prince Rupert as demand dictates. “We are looking at other properties in town to see what could be done,” he said. A listing and profile of businesses is available online at

David Black hopes to submit an environmental review for his proposed Kitimat Clean refinery this fall. His plans continue to move ahead as other players in B.C. and Alberta have their eyes on refineries of their own. In the Prince Rupert area, Eagle Spirit Energy presented a proposal to the Lax Kw’alaams community about their idea for an oil refinery at an area called Grassy Point. For Black, the idea of competition on the North Coast doesn’t sway him, and he remains solid in his belief that Kitimat is the right place for him. “It might work,” said Black. “I don’t see a big advantage over the Kitimat site. You need a lot of land to put in a refinery. There’s a big advantage to have railway, hydro, highway and all the infrastructure there. We have that in the Kitimat Valley. It’s not yet in that Grassy Point area.” That said, he did admit that tankers leaving the Grassy Point area would have the marine advantage, given Kitimat’s distinction as an “inland” coast. But even if that proposal sees light, Black doesn’t see it changing his plans. He said that the capacity for his refinery could be doubled and it would still see demand, so a second refinery near Lax Kw’alaams would just fill further need that Kitimat Clean couldn’t fill. Black’s proposed refinery would process 550,000 barrels per day of diluted bitumen from Alberta.

“I think we’ve got it nailed down pretty well.” - David Black Meanwhile he plans to submit for an environmental review of the refinery to the government this fall, now that he’s settled on a FischerTropsch technology for the refinery versus his initial plan to use cokers. He said using Fischer-Tropsch will actually reduce the emissions of the refinery by half, from seven million tonnes of emissions to three million. And there are other efficiencies to be had with that technology. “The process is exothermic, it actually generates the power and the water we need to run the refinery as well,” he said. “We’ve been having conversations with engineering firms now, talking about the next steps in preliminary design ... I think we’ve got it nailed down pretty well so we hope to proceed with the environmental application this fall now that we know which way we’re going to go.” He said the company is in the midst of putting together a feasibility study on the plan. Discussions with First Nations communities have been a priority over the past month or so, Black said, and he’s been happy with the reception so far as no one outright turned him away. “We’ve had a nice reception from

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Kitimat Clean Ltd. president David Black hopes to file the environmental assessment for an oil refinery later this year.

the chiefs,” said Black. “We’ve had civil discourse. Lots more talking to do ... no one is saying ‘I don’t want to talk to you anymore, I’ve made up my mind.’ Everyone is saying we need more information here. I’m saying modern day pipelines are safe and, of course, we have to gather the evidence to show that.” Black has suggested in the past the refinery would directly employ 1,500 people full-time, and another 1,500 would be hired on contract jobs. 6,000 workers would be needed over five years for construction, although Black said he’s about three years away from putting shovels in the ground to build it. In addition to being the president of Kitimat Clean, Black is the chairman of the Black Press Group, which owns the Northern View.


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Leightons lead Rapids at Invitational Rupert swim club haul in 18 golds


The Prince Rupert Rapids were golden 18 times at the North Coast Invitational Swim Meet at the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre last weekend. Leading the Rapids was the duo of Kai and Amy Leighton who captured the top step of the podium twice along with Rayne Mather, who also twice captured gold. Amy Leighton, 12, reached the wall first in both the 100-metre breaststroke and the butterfly. In the 100-metre breaststroke, Leighton blew away the field finishing more than 12 seconds ahead of Prince George’s Sydney Casey in a time of 1:25.37. Amy was equally dominant in the 100-metre butterfly finishing in 1:19.64, a full 12 seconds ahead of the field. Kai Leighton, 10, also captured a pair of gold medals winning both the 50-metre freestyle and backstroke. Kai posted a 42:47 in the backstroke, more than four seconds ahead of the field. He added his second gold with a time of 33.80, more than eight seconds ahead of a Rapids-dominant division. Rapids young swimmers continued the medal haul with Rayne Mathers also picking up a pair of golds. Mathers posted a time of 1:54.35 in the 100-metre freestyle event edging teammate Payton Colussi by just more than a second. Mather’s second gold came in the 50-metre freestyle, stopping the clock in 40.72. Brandan Hagen, 16, took gold in the boys100metre breaststroke; Emma Movold, 10, picked up gold in the girls 50-metre backstroke; Quinn Basso, 16, was first in the boys 50-metre backstroke; Kyla Leland-Barnaby, 11, earned first in the girls 100-metre freestyle; Morgan Weir, 16, was first in girls 100-metre freestyle; Nash de la Nuez, 9, took gold in boys 100-metre freestyle; Graham Nicholls, 11, was good for gold in boys 100-metre freestyle; Trey Kish, 13, captured the top step of the podium with a win in boys 200-metre backstroke; Sarah McChesney, 17, was tops in the 15-19 girls 50-metre freestyle; Zachary Dolan, 12, won gold in the boys 50-metre freestyle; Robert Warren, 13, took top spot in the 50-metre freestyle and Cyrus Sobredo, 16, rounded out the Rapids gold medal haul with a victory in boys 50-metre freestyle.


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Prince Rupert Rampage netminder Keano Wilson readies himself as Kendal Stace-Smith of the Rampage and Joey Carmano of the Terrace River Kings face-off during CIHL action on Saturday. The Rampage won 3-2.

Rampage power past River Kings Prince Rupert special teams propel club to first win of the season BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The Prince Rupert Rampage snapped a two-game losing streak on Saturday night, picking up their first win of the 2013/2014 Central Interior Hockey League season in Terrace. The Rampage were unable to find the back of the net in the first, but special teams were able to capitalize in the second as Jared Davis scored on the powerplay. In the third, it was the penalty kill that turned up the offence with captain Jared Meers scoring a shorthanded goal. The two teams were tied as time was winding down, but Craig Munro was able to net the game winner to give the Rampage two much-needed points.

“It was a big two points, especially against a division rival like the River Kings,” said assistant captain Derek Baker. “We have had good luck in that arena in the past, and it is good to see that continue.” Next up for the team is a trip to Houston this weekend for back-toback games against the Luckies, a team that has shown they are capable of competing with anyone on the ice. “It is always tough to say what Houston will look like on any given weekend. When everyone shows up, they have a strong team and they have proven that by taking Smithers to overtime early in the season and shutting out the Kitimat Ice Demons in their last game,” said Baker.

“I expect some hard play and hopefully four points coming out of the weekend.” AROUND THE LEAGUE The Houston Luckies followed up Saturday’s 4-0 win over the Demons with a commanding 10-3 win over the Lac La Hache Tomahawks. It took some extra time, but the Quesnel Kangaroos defeated the Williams Lake Stampeders 5-4 in overtime. The Smithers Steelheads continued their undefeated season, handing the Lac La Hache Tomahawks a 9-5 loss in Smithers on Saturday night. The next day, the Steelheads defeated the Demons 4-3.

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Walters to join B.C. Golf Hall of Fame


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One of Prince Rupert’s finest will take her place among the best in B.C. as Lisa Walters will be inducted into the B.C. Golf Hall of Fame on Friday night. Walters, who grew up in Prince Rupert, won three consecutive B.C. Amateur Titles in 1979, 1980 and 1981 before joining the LPGA tour in 1983. After nine years of struggling for her first professional win, Walters won the Itoki Hawaiian Open in February 1992, and successfully defended her title in 1993. Lisa took home her third LPGA championship in 1998 when she won the Oldsmobile Classic. After five knee operations, Walters retired and even today cannot play the game she loves due to injury. Walters will be inducted

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Prince Rupert’s Lisa Walters will be inducted into the 2013 B.C. Golf Hall of Fame during a ceremony this Friday.

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The Charles Hays Secondary School Rainmakers hosted two of their northwest counterparts on Saturday for the Senior Boys Soccer Zone competition. Under the rules of the tournament, each team played each team and the winner was decided by wins or, in the event of a tie, goals for and against as provincial regulations only allow two games per day. The boys started their first game against Smithers Secondary School at nine a.m. and, after a lot of back and forth action, came away with a 1-0 win. “It was really good game by both teams, but we got a goal with only a few minutes left to play that gave use the win,” explained Peter Riley, who was on the sidelines with the team.

After only a short break, the Rainmakers again took to the field for their second consecutive game. Although the score showed a one-sided 4-0 win for Terrace, Riley said the score didn’t reflect the play. “It was a close game up until that first goal. When Terrace scored the first one, you could see the players got a little disheartened and frustrated and Terrace was able to capitalize,” he said. Mathematically eliminated from winning the championship, Prince Rupert could only watch as Terrace faced Smithers in the third and final game of zones. The two teams played to a 1-1 tie, giving Terrace the overall victory with one win and one tie. Prince Rupert placed second with one win and one loss, and Smithers finished in third with one tie and one loss.

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Bijoy Paul volunteers at the Salvation Army Food Bank twice a week, with staff calling him a dedicated and hard worker.

with his job coach Wholmes, and said he enjoys his time at the food bank. Each week Paul helps stock shelves, recycle cardboard and assist with whatever else is needed. Erica Collison, family services at the Salvation Army Food Bank, works with Paul and said he is very committed. “He’s always on time and here every Tuesday and Thursday for the whole duration. He’s a good team player,” she said, adding she would recommend other groups and businesses hire developmentally disabled individuals. Sgt. Maj. Ken Copping, who’s in charge of the food bank, said he’s grateful to have a hard working volunteer like Paul on hand. “There’s many people that feel they

have nothing to do or cannot contribute, or are unemployed and think there’s no hope. This young man comes in and has a sense of direction,” Copping said. “For those who can’t find work, there’s opportunities to volunteer, to have routine in life. Hopefully you acquire some skills or learn new ones when you volunteer,” he said. Wholmes agrees that volunteering allows people to gain the necessary skills to help get employment in the future. Her hope is that the skills Paul is learning at the food bank could help him land a job at a grocery store in the future. “He’s been doing awesome, and does a great job. He looks forward to volunteering each week,” she said.

Please join us for our

2nd Annual Halloween Celebration at Pollyco Rupert Square On Saturday Oct. 26 from 10 am to 2 pm and Sunday Oct 27 from 12 pm to 3 pm.

We will have games, colouring contest, movies, pictures, and candy!


500 2nd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC


Carrier Of The Month

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Celebrating China

October 23, 2013 • Northern View • A17

Spooky fun at North Pacific By Shaun Thomas PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

People looking for a different type of scare are being invited to a spooky good time at North Pacific Cannery in Port Edward this Sunday

afternoon. Doors for the first ever Terror at the Cannery event open between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Oct. 27, and it promises a family-friendly haunted house. The event includes games and candy for the children and a “Chamber of Chills” for

those brave enough to enter. Entry into the cannery scare-fest is by donation, with only cash being accepted. Look for coverage of Terror at the Cannery in next week’s issue of the Northern View.


Notice of Permissive Tax Exemptions 2014-2015 Pursuant to Section 227 of the Community Charter, Public Notice is hereby given that Prince Rupert City Council is considering adopting proposed "2013-2015 Permissive Tax Exemption Amendment Bylaw No. 3335, 2013”. This Amended Bylaw, if adopted by Council, would grant permissive exemptions from municipal property taxes for the two remaining years (the year 2014-2015) to the following properties. This list includes lands encompassing the building footprint for public worship, private school & Senior Citizen Housing. The exemption amount shown against the property is estimated. Occupier Identity/Facility Places of Worship - Green Space only


Lot 38-42, Blk 1, Sec 5, Range 5,Plan 923, DL 1992, LD 14

Bethel First Baptist Church


Lots 25-30, Blk 35, Sec 8, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church


Lot 1, Range 5, Plan 10626, DL 251, LD 14

Conerstone Mennonite Brethren Church


Lot 20-22, Blk 9, Sec 5, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14

Fellowship Baptist Church


Lot A, Range 5, Plan 7641, DL 251, LD 14

First Presbyterian Church


Parcel A, Blk 1, Sec 6, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14

The Salvation Army


Parcel B, Blk 36, Sec 1, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14 Lot 16 W ½ 15, Blk 11, Sec 6, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14


Lot A, Blk 3, Sec 6, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 1992, LD 14

Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall


Lot A, Range 5, Plan 11953, DL 251, LD 14

Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall Parking Lot Green Space


Lot 44, Blk 16, Sec 1, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14

New Life United Pentecostal Church


Lot 22-24, Blk 11, Sec 2, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 1992, LD 14

Prince Rupert Church of Christ Church


Parcel A, Range 5, Plan 10602, DL 251, LD 14

Prince Rupert Native Revival Centre


Lot 13-14, Blk 36, Sec 1, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14

Prince Rupert Pentecostal Tabernacle


Lot 1, Range 5, Plan 11720, DL 251, LD 14

Prince Rupert Sikh Missionary Society Temple


Parcel A, Blk 39, Sec 8, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14

Roman Catholic Episcopal Church


Lots 1-4, Blk 12, Sec 5, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14

St. Paul's Lutheran Church


Lots 24-25, Blk 7, Sec 5, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14


Lot 23-24, Blk 12, Sec 5, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14

United Church of Canada Sub-total Places of Worship - Green Space


Designated Properties Roman Catholic Annunciation School Roman Catholic Annunciation School Basketball Court Roman Catholic Annunciation School Playground Cultural Dance Centre & Carving House Jim Pattison Ind. Ltd (Canfisco Municipal Boat Launch Facility) Northern British Columbia Museum Assoc. Performing Arts Centre

$38,770.84 $314.84 $3,415.91 $550.97 $13,506.06 $7,206.05 $37,946.41 $161,481.86

Lots 5-12, Blk 12, Sec 5, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14 Lots 19-20, Blk 12, Sec 5, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14 Lots 1 & 2, Blk 11, Sec 5, Range 5, Plan 923, DL251, LD 14 Lots A, B+15-18, Blk 12, Sec 5, Range 5, Plan 3466, DL 251, LD 14 Lot A, Blk 16, Sec 1, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14 Part Lot 1, Blk Wft G, Plan 7176 Except Plan PRP42647, DL251, LD14 Lot 1, Range 5, Plan EPS64, DL 251, LD 14 Parcel Assign 28, Range 5, Plan 5631, Except Plan 6006, DL 251, LD 14

Prince Rupert Golf Society


Blk 4, Range 5, Plan 1594, DL 251, LD 14

Prince Rupert Golf Society


Blk 4, Range 5, Plan 1594, DL 251, LD 14

Prince Rupert Racquet Association


Lot A, Range 5, Plan 9409, DL 251, LD 14

School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) (Pacific Coast School)


Part of Lot A, Range 5, Plan 8288, DL251, LD 14

School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) (Pacific Coast School)


Sub-total Designated Properties Non-Designated Properties

Part of Lot 16 & 17, Blk 12, Range 5, Plan 923 DL 251, LD 14

$286,024.62 2014-2015 Estimated Exemption Amount at 80%

BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals


Lot 1 Blk 32, Sec 9, Range 5, Plan PRP43461, LD 14

BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals


Lot 1, Blk 32, Sec 9, Range 5, Plan PRP43463, LD 14

BC Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals


Lot A, Blk 32, Sec 9, Range 5, Plan PRP43462, LD 14

Prince Rupert Loyal Order of Moose/Moose Lodge


Prince Rupert Marine Rescue Society


Lot 1-2, Blk 11, Sec 1, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 1992, LD 14 Pt Lot A, Blk 4, Range 5, Plan 5535, DL 251, LD 14

Prince Rupert Salmanoid Enhancement Society


Block PT 4, Range 5, Plan 1594, DL 251, LD 14

Royal Canadian Legion Prince Rupert #27


Lot 1, Range 5, Plan 9926, DL 1992, LD 14

Prince Rupert Heritage Committee #1 Pacific Place


Prince Rupert Amateur Radio Club Prince Rupert Curling Club


Lot A, Blk Wft E, Range 5, Plan PRP13592, DL 251, LD 14 Licence 705373, Range 5, DL 1992 LD 14


Lot C, Range 5, Plan 4693, Except Plan PRP44107, DL 251, LD 14

Prince Rupert Rod & Gun Club


License# 705501 & B06202, Range 5, Plan 1456, DL 251, LD 14

Cedar Road Aboriginal Justice Program Society


Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert Kaien Island Daycare Services Family Resource Centre

$22,770.44 $1,086.94

Lot 4, Range 5, Plan 9689, DL 251, LD 14 Parcel A, Blk 32, Sec 1, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14 Lot A, Range 5, Plan 8006, DL 251, LD 14

Kaien Senior Citizen' Housing


Lots 7-10, Blk 10, Sec 6, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14

Prince Rupert Association for Community Living


Lot 1, Blk 2, Sec 7, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14

Prince Rupert Community Enrichment Society


Lot 2 PT, Sec 2, Range 5, Plan 6241, DL 1992, LD 14

Prince Rupert Community Enrichment Society


Lots 15-16, Blk 32, Sec 1, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14

Prince Rupert Senior Citizens Housing Society


Lot 1, Range 5, Plan 4083, DL 251, LD14

Prince Rupert Senior Centre Association


Lot 19, Blk 36, Sec 1, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14

Sub-total Non-Designated Properties Places of Worship - Parking Lots

$69,330.03 2014-2015 Estimated Exemption Amount at 60%

Bethel First Baptist Church


Lots 25-30, Blk 35, Sec 8, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church


Lot 1, Range 5, Plan 10626, DL 251, LD 14

Conerstone Mennonite Brethren Church


Lot 20-22, Blk 9, Sec 5, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14

Fellowship Baptist Church


Lot A, Range 5, Plan 7641, DL 251, LD 14

First Presbyterian Church


Parcel A, Blk 1, Sec 6, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14

The Salvation Army


Harvest Time United Pentecostal Church Indo-Canadian Sikh Association Temple Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall

$5.90 $58.73 $362.06

Parcel B, Blk 36, Sec 1, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14 Lot 16 W ½ 15, Blk 11, Sec 6, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14 Lot A, Blk 3, Sec 6, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 1992, LD 14 Lot A, Range 5, Plan 11953, DL 251, LD 14

Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall Parking Lot


Lot 44, Blk 16, Sec 1, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14

New Life United Pentecostal Church


Lot 22-24, Blk 11, Sec 2, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 1992, LD 14

Prince Rupert Church of Christ Church


Parcel A, Range 5, Plan 10602, DL 251, LD 14

Prince Rupert Native Revival Centre


Lot 13-14, Blk 36, Sec 1, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14

Prince Rupert Pentecostal Tabernacle


Lot 1, Range 5, Plan 11720, DL 251, LD 14

Prince Rupert Sikh Missionary Society Temple United Church of Canada Parking United Church of Canada Parking

In your Community Kate Toye Regional Coordinator • 250-622-9458


Indo-Canadian Sikh Association Temple

Roman Catholic Annunciation School Gym

Parents are the first and most important teacher in a child’s life. We teach by doing, by sharing, and by letting children do things on their own. Traditionally, teaching is done through storytelling.

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Anglican Church Cathedral

Harvest Time United Pentecostal Church

Amy Wong of the Prince Rupert Chinese Association joined Chinese consul Li Yue (top) and Premier Christy Clark (below) to mark the 64th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China during a reception in Vancouver last month.

2014 & 2015 Estimated Exemption Amt.

Sub-total Places of Worship - Parking Lots Estimated Total Permissive Property Tax Exemptions


Parcel A, Blk 39, Sec 8, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14


Lot 21, Blk 12, Sec 5, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14


Lot 22, Blk 12, Sec 5, Range 5, Plan 923, DL 251, LD 14



If you have any questions, or for further information, please contact Corinne Bomben, Chief Financial Officer, 627-0935.


A18 • Northern View • October 23, 2013

Hallowe’en Fest needs volunteers Celebration next Thursday



Organizers of the annual Hallowe’en Fest are calling out for volunteers. “Hallowe’en Fest is a community event ... it’s a fun night where people can let the inner child come out,” said Bev Killbery, who is part of the Hallowe’en Fest Committee. The annual celebration has been taking place for more than 25 years, giving children and families something safe to do on Halloween that’s sheltered from Prince Rupert’s fall weather. The committee is hoping to get a good group of volunteers to help with set-up the day before the celebration between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Volunteers will be helping with tasks such as decorating the gym, setting up tables and chairs, and transporting games from storage to the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. People are also needed during the festival at the civic centre on Oct. 31 to help run the variety of activities included in Hallowe’en Fest. Then at 8 p.m. following the event, volunteers are needed for take down, which will include taking down decorations, tables and chairs, and transporting games back to storage. Killbery said the more people helping out, the faster take down will be. People can also help Hallowe’en Fest by making a donation rather than buying candy for their door. Anyone wanting to help out Hallowe’en Fest is encouraged to call (250) 62G HOST (624 4678).

Shaun Thomas / The Northern View

Val Wholmes, Michael Sambo, Debra Leonard, Bijoy Paul, Joel Larsen and Elaina Helin were handing out cake and prizes at the Rupert Square Mall on Oct. 18 in recognition of Community Living Month.

Brad, the Husky, finds shelter BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Brad, the Husky, has found a temporary home. As reported in The Northern Connector, the Vandenberg family was looking for a place to keep their dog after a fire tore through their home on Kootenay Ave. While the family was living at the Parkside Hotel awaiting the insurance investigation

to conclude, the dog was being kept at the home. Shortly after the story went online at, the staff of the Kitimat Humane Society agreed to provide shelter and food for Brad for as long as is needed. However, the family is still seeking donations of clothing and other essentials to replace those lost in the fire. The family is calling out for donations of couches, beds, a kitchen

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table and chairs, kitchen utensils and appliances. The Vandenbergs are also in need of clothing in men’s XXL and L, teen lady M, young boy size 10-12, and baby girl size ¾, as well as men’s shoes in sizes 13 and 10, boys size 6, and women’s size 8, as well as baby girl size 10/11. Anyone wishing to donate to the Vandenberg family is asked to contact Margot at the Parkside Resort Motel in Room54.








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October 23, 2013 • Northern View • A19

MP worries refineries are just about the pipeline BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Although there are now plans for two refineries in the Northwest, Skeena – Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen said he still can’t comprehend why they are being proposed. “The thing about building a refinery on the west coast is mystifying. There are already refineries in Alberta. Why would you ship large volumes of raw bitumen to the coast and then refine it at the very last minute before shipping it to Asia where they can refine it for 1/10th of the cost,” he questioned.

stages of its refinery plan for Grassy Point, Kitimat Clean Ltd. president David Black is expecting to file the environmental assessment for the refinery in the Kitimat Valley this fall. Cullen said his concern with both proposals is the possibility of a bait-andswitch. “My worry is someone will get approval for a refinery with pipeline component and then yank the refinery to get a pipeline in through the back door,” he said, noting he remains open to talking to any project proponent. “We are interested in development, but it has to be on our terms because we live here.

“I don’t hear a lot of people in the energy sector calling for it.” - Nathan Cullen “I’m trying to find business model for it, I don’t hear a lot of people in energy sector calling for it.” While Eagle Spirit Energy is in the very preliminary




In accordance with Sections 24, 26 and 94 of the Community Charter, the City of Prince Rupert gives notice of its intention to provide assistance and dispose of municipal property for less than market value as follows: The City intends to lease to the Prince Rupert Curling Club (Society No. S-0005005) (the “Club”) the lands and premises located at 2345 Seal Cove Road, Prince Rupert, British Columbia and legally described as: PID: 011-174-749 LOT C DISTRICT LOT 251 RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT PLAN 4693, EXCEPT PLAN PRP44107 (the “Premises”). The proposed lease will be for a term of five (5) years with rights of early termination and a right of renewal for a further five (5) year term. Under the terms of the lease, the Club will pay the City rent of $1.00 per year and the Club will also be responsible for all utilities, expenses, costs and payments incurred in respect of the Premises. A full copy of the proposed lease can be viewed in Administration at City Hall during regular office hours and for further information, please contact Ms. Corinne Bomben, Deputy Corporate Administrator at (250) 627-0935.

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the City of Prince Rupert that an election by voting is necessary to elect one (1) Councillor and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: COUNCILLOR – One (1) to be elected Surname

Usual Names

Residential Address


Barry Larry James Len Wade Gurvinder

337 – 8th Avenue East, Prince Rupert, B.C. 1601 – 2nd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, B.C. 662 – 11th Avenue East, Prince Rupert, B.C. 27 Hays Vale Drive, Prince Rupert, B.C. 1509 Jamaica Avenue, Prince Rupert, B.C. 1744 Kootenay Avenue, Prince Rupert, B.C.

GENERAL VOTING DAY GENERAL VOTING DAY will be open to qualified electors of the City of Prince Rupert on Saturday, November 16th, 2013 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre Auditorium, 1000 McBride Street. An Additional General Voting Opportunity will be held for electors, who for medical reasons or because of infirmity cannot leave their residence on general voting day, by having a mobile voting place operated by City of Prince Rupert voting staff attend the residence of such an elector to allow that person to vote. Requests to have a mobile voting station attend a residence on general voting day must be received by the Chief Election Officer or the Deputy Chief Election Officer or a designate, before 5:00 pm on the 15th day of November, 2013. ADVANCE/SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITIES ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will be available to qualified electors as follows: City Hall – Council Chambers Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 Friday, November 8th, 2013 Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm

Prince Rupert Regional Hospital - Lobby Thursday, November 14th, 2013 between the hours of 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm Acropolis Manor – Dining Room Thursday, November 14th, 2013

between the hours of 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm

SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will be opened at: Prince Rupert Regional Hospital Thursday, November 14th, 2013

between the hours of 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm

The only electors who may vote are electors who, on the date on which the special voting opportunity is held and before the end of the voting hours for that special voting opportunity, have been admitted as patients to the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital. ELECTOR REGISTRATION

To Catch A Fish, First cast a line.

If you are not on the Provincial list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To register you must meet the following qualifications: • • • • •

18 years of age or older; Canadian citizen; resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day; resident of Prince Rupert, or registered owner of real property in the City of Prince Rupert, for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day; and not otherwise disqualified by law from voting.

Resident electors will also be required to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if applicable, written consent from the other property owners. FURTHER INFORMATION on any of the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: Robert Long, Chief Election Officer 250.627.0934 Tanya Ostrom, Deputy Chief Election Officer 250.627.0991 PRINCE RUPERT


A20 • Northern View • October 23, 2013

Numerous vehicles damaged during vandalism spree BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Prince Rupert RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance following a series of acts of mischief. RCMP have responded to numerous complaints of damage to vehicles and property throughout Prince Rupert over the past two weeks, the first of which occurred on Oct. 12. Sgt. Victor Steinhammer of the Prince Rupert RCMP said the incidents are suspected to be related. Acts of mischief happened against four vehicles in the Prince Rupert area, with vehicles either having a window smashed out or tires slashed. Vehicles were damaged on the 700 block of Alfred Street, another

“We are also asking the community to be extra vigilant” - Const. Matt Ericson in the 400 block of McBride Street, and one in the 400 block of 7th Ave. West. A fourth vehicle was hit on the 400 block of 8th Ave. West, which was also the victim of a theft from vehicle. Additionally, RCMP are looking into damage done to a bus shelter near Chevron on 3rd Ave. West. All occurrences took place in the late evening or

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early morning hours. “Currently the Prince Rupert RCMP is turning to the community for any information they may have regarding these mischiefs. We are also asking the community to be extra vigilant and to report any serious suspicious activity they may witness in their neighbourhoods,” Const. Matt Ericson, spokesperson for the Prince Rupert RCMP, said. Investigation into the acts are ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers pays cash for information leading to an arrest, without people needing to give their names.

Small business week

October 23, 2013 • Northern View • A21


Oct. 20-26

The many benefits of shopping locally Buying locally is a great way for consumers to find the products and services they’re looking for and help their local economy along the way. The small businesses in your community may be owned by your next door neighbor, who relies on his or her fellow townspeople to keep the business going strong. Buying locally is not only beneficial for local business owners, but buying locally benefits consumers and members of the community in a number of ways. * Buying locally creates jobs. The number of unemployed men and women has gradually declined in recent years, but those figures are still high in many communities. Buying locally creates jobs in your community, potentially creating a job for you or a friend or family member. * Buying locally helps the environment. Buying within your community reduces the amount of fuel you’re likely to use for a weekend shopping trip while also reducing pollution. In addition, many local store owners use local materials and ingredients, reducing the amount of fuel consumed to get products into the store. * Buying locally creates a more closely knit community. Juggling a career and a family can make it hard for men and women to get to know their neighbors and other members of their community. Buying locally is an opportunity to strengthen that bond with your neighbors, creating a close knit community in which residents may feel safer and more comfortable. * Buying locally is more convenient. Convenience is paramount to many consumers, and buying locally saves both time and money. Driving to a faraway mall or shopping center or paying costly online shipping fees is not nearly as quick or convenient as shopping within your

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Much of Prince Rupert’s downtown is made up of small businesses.

community, where you can purchase and take home items on the same day without using a full tank of gas or shipping. * Buying locally benefits your local economy. In 2004, the consultancy Civic Economics to examine the economic impact of 10 local businesses against that of chain businesses. The study found that of every $100 spent at local businesses, $68 remained in the local economy, while only $43 of every $100 spent at chain stores remained in the local economy. That’s a significant boost to your local economy, and all it requires is shopping at local retailers. * Buying locally can increase your property value. Homeowners might be able to increase the value of their homes by buying locally. A more thriving local community, including a thriving shopping district, is no doubt attractive to prospective home buyers. The reasons for shopping locally are many. In addition to helping local business owners, consumers who shop locally are helping themselves.

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A22 • Northern View • October 23, 2013

Five trends impacting Canadian businesses According to a new research report released on Oct. 21 by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC), five consumer trends will have a permanent impact on Canadians’ buying habits and create growth opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The report identifies five consumer behaviours — the buy-local movement, rising health awareness, frugality, mass customization of goods and the impact of the Internet — that have emerged as a result of advances in technology, changing demographics and the 2007– 08 recession. “These consumer trends have created rich business opportunities, which entrepreneurs must seize on if they want to grow their businesses,” said Pierre Cléroux, Chief Economist, BDC. However, the research shows that entrepreneurs have not embraced all trends equally. Some SMEs have begun catering to the increased demand for healthy, well-priced local products, for instance, but e-commerce has been slower to catch on. In fact, the Canadian online retail presence remains largely underdeveloped and, as a result, e-commerce has lagged behind that of most other nations, with some of the lowest penetration levels in the developed world. “Regardless of whether they buy a product over the Internet or in a

store, more consumers are influenced by what they see on online channels,” said Mr. Cléroux. “Entrepreneurs must realize that a simple website is no longer sufficient for businesses. Instead, they need to adopt a multi-channel approach.” The “Made in Canada” advantage Of all the consumer trends, the buy-local movement has been the most powerful. Close to two-thirds of Canadians say they have made an effort to buy local or Canadian-made products in the past year, and two in five consider local production an important factor in their buying decision. “The ‘Made in Canada’ brand is powerful because Canadians have clear understanding of what buying locally made products means to the national economy,” added Mr. Cléroux. The research shows that consumers who buy local do so for economic reasons: 97 per cent of Canadians do it to support the local economy, 96 per cent do it to support local farmers and 93 per cent do it to create local jobs, while 87 per cent think it is better for the environment. Quebecers and Atlantic Canadians are the most faithful users of locally made products, with roughly threequarters indicating they recently bought products made in Canada; consumers

in Saskatchewan and Manitoba are the least likely to do so. BDC’s study also found: — Half of Canadians consider the health impact of a product when making purchasing decisions and onethird are willing to pay a premium for healthy products. — Mass customization has emerged as the go-to technique for delivering tailor-made products and services to customers at prices and lead times that match those of mass-produced products. — Seven out of 10 consumers

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October 23, 2013 • Northern View • A23


IT’S THE FUTURE OF OUR COMMUNITY! Our Family of Service Groups • Persons on EI • Women • Income Assistance • Youth • Unemployed • Immigrants • Persons with disabilities • Multi Barriered

2013/2014 Board of Directors

Kelsey Lussier Administrative Assistant

Ken Copping, Basic Security Instructor

Danielle Dalton Book of Rainbows Coordinator

Kathy Booth, Bookkeeper

Kevin Newton, OHS Instructor

Masset Office Jean Williams, Myrna Jacobson, Melody Stanley

Our Current Programs • Skills Link for Youth • Skills Connect for Immigrants • Job Options • Wage Subsidy • Skills Development • Apprenticeship Hours • Training

Chair, Don Reynierse Co-Chair, Pastor Dave Stirling

Dawn Blake, Job Developer

Chirs Dennis, IT

Nancy Boulet, Hospitality, World Host and Food Service Facilitator

Shonie Vickers, Administrative Assistant

Justina Jenkins, Administrative Assistant (Training)

Lisa Tapper, Coordinator Training Centre

Directors: Tom Perry, Don Scott, Barb Burton

Kathy Bedard, Chief Administrative Officer

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• Work BC Employment Service Centre • Targeted Skills Shortage • It’s Your Choice - Women In Trades • Welcoming Communities • Book of Rainbows Project • Piping Trades Training

John Harvey, Targeted Skills

Julie Jagoda, Case Manager

Brent Kuntz Job Options Coordinator

Julie Kirkbright, Case Coordinator,

Bernadette McNabb, Case Manager

Judith Rajendram Bookkeeper

Lena Steinbrenner Coordinator, Skills Connect

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HSEDS has grown too!

Did you know in 2009 • HSEDS had been a not-for-profit Society since 1995 • HSEDS had brought $2 million in economic development for 2009 • HSEDS had just opened an office in Masset, Haida Gwaii to deliver programs there • HSEDS contributed to the economy by: $400,000 in staff wages; $10,00 in Municipal taxes • $300,000 participant supports and wage subsidies

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And in 2013 • HSEDS has been a not-for-profit Society since 1995 • HSEDS has brought $3.2 million in economic development for 2013 • HSEDS has just opened an NEW office in Masset, Haida Gwaii to deliver programs there • HSEDS contributed to the economy by: $1.2 MILLION in staff wages; $10,000 in Municipal taxes • HSEDS paid out $332,000 participant supports and wage subsidies

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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: English 11 or English language proficiency (recommended)

SEA SERVICE REQUIREMENTS: According to the Marine Personnel Regulations SOR/2007115, sea service requirements are not a pre-requisite for being accepted in th e program. However, sea service will be required for the General Seamanship oral examination with Transport Canada.

COURSE OVERVIEW A Master of a vessel is in command of the ship, its crew, passengers and/or cargo while at sea and in port. The Master’s role is to oversee the safe operation of the vessel. Specific responsibili-ties include: > Enforcing rules and regulations > Ensuring the safety of all personnel on board > Ensuring the safety of the vessel > Ensuring the safe carriage of cargoes The following courses are also required to obtain the Master 150 GT Domestic certification from Transport Canada, but are not included in the program course list. We do offer these courses if you find that your staff will need the additional certificates to proceed with the 150 Ton Masters. > Standards Training, Certification and Watch keeping (STCW) 95 Basic Safety (BST) > Survival Craft (SC) > Marine Advanced First Aid (MAFA) > Advanced Fire Fighting (AFFOC) > Global Maritime Distress Safety System Restricted Operator Certification Maritime Commercial (GMDSS ROC MC)

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Woman punches Masset RCMP officer BY CPL. GLEN BRECKON MASSET / Special to The Northern View

Masset RCMP responded to 19 files from Oct. 8 to Oct. 14. This included four assault files, two drunk in public files and two break and enters. Last week was court week in Masset and a number of cases were resolved. Noel James Williams received 30 days in jail for theft and breach of probation in relation to the recent theft of liquor from the Mile Zero Pub. Williams has also been charged with several other offences stemming from a recent incident in Masset. Williams will appear in Masset Provincial Court in the near future in relation to the new charges. On Oct. 11, Masset RCMP responded to a complaint of a hit and run on a property on Marwell Road. A member attended and learned that a vehicle had come onto the property and driven over some roofing materials. When the vehicle was approached by the property representative the vehicle drove off hitting the property representative in the process. A suspect vehicle has been identified and the investigation continues. Charges under either the Motor Vehicle Act or the Criminal Code are likely. On Oct. 11, Masset RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance at the Trumpeter Apartments. The member arrived and observed a male breaking a window. The male was arrested. While dealing with the male a female began obstructing the member and at one point punched the member in the face. The female was arrested and transported to RCMP cells. The female has since been released and has a court date in the near future for Assaulting a Police Officer. Two Masset RCMP members; Const. Bryan Schultz and Const. Calvin Aird have just returned to Masset after receiving two weeks of Drug and Alcohol Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) training. D.A.R.E. training is designed to be delivered to children in Grades 4 to 6. Const. Schultz and Const. Aird will be looking into delivering D.A.R.E. to the local communities in the near future. As always, any suspicious activity can be reported to the Masset RCMP at 250-626-3991 or anonymously to Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.


Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon made her first visit to Haida Gwaii on Oct. 21 to formally open the new library in Old Massett.

Old Massett library opened


PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

There was a special guest on the islands on Oct. 21, as British Columbia’s Lieutenant-Governor Judit Guichon made her first trip to Haida Gwaii to formally open the new library in Old Massett. The library was a concept developed by Literacy Haida Gwaii, and was made possible in part due to a $60,000 Write to Read grant from Government House. The physical library is located

in a Britco trailer that was donated by the company after being used in the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, with BC Ferries donating transport for the trailer. “Having an aboriginal library in Old Massett is integral to promoting literacy and encouraging a love of learning. Besides housing books, the desire is to eventually expand the library collection to include digital resources and use the library to run family literacy programs and workshops,” said Literacy haida Gwaii executive director Beng

Favreau. London Drugs donated two computers for the library, the Rotary Club of Langley donated $5,000 for books and Literacy Haida Gwaii donated an additional $2,000 for books. The Vancouver Island Regional Library will help train volunteers on the management of library database system Donations of books and chairs are still being accepted. If you would like to make a donation, please contact either Beng at 250559-839.

Is this car destined for your Driveway? The all-new BMWi3 electric car may not find a spot at your home in the near future but this week it will take pride of place on the front of your all-new Driveway auto feature. Driveway editor Keith Morgan is currently in Amsterdam attending the international launch of this Keith Morgan exciting new family car. He will reveal what it is like to drive and introduce you to the best in auto coverage from the Driveway team of writers. This talented crew includes nationally respected Driving Television host and syndicated radio broadcaster Zack Spencer and a woman auto journalist much loved in these parts, Alexandra Straub. They will be joined shortly by truck fanatic Ian Harwood.



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Gov’t asked to control liquor at casinos BY JEFF NAGEL VICTORIA / Black Press

B.C. does too little to fight problem gambling and should consider new steps, from making it harder to get alcohol and cash in casinos to removing the most addictive high-risk slot machines. Those recommendations come from Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall, who tackled the health impacts of gambling Wednesday with the release of his annual report titled Lower the Stakes. Chief among the findings is that B.C. underspends other provinces in prevention and treatment for problem gambling – it invests about half the national average on a per capita basis. Liquor access is one area of risk the province could tighten, Kendall said, perhaps through reduced hours of alcohol service at casinos or by raising drink prices. He said part of the issue is gambling delivers endorphins that stimulate pleasure centres of the brain. “If you also have alcohol and add that to the mix and you’ve got an ATM there with an unlimited cash amount, you’ve definitely got a scenario where people are going to behave less and less responsibly.” Banning ATMs or requiring players to set an advance limit on what they might spend is another idea advanced in the report. It also zeroes in on high-risk electronic gaming machines – the slots designed by manufacturers to generate the most compulsive behaviour. Buying or Selling? I can help

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VANDALS STRIKE Shaun Thomas / The Northern View

The City of Prince Rupert erected temporary fencing at the park beside City Hall after vandals smashed out the older barrier fencing.

Decision on community grants delayed until December BY SHAUN THOMAS

“In my opinion, the community grants are about as low as they can get.”

PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Community groups in Prince Rupert will have to wait to find out how much money they will receive from the City of Prince Rupert. City staff were looking for direction from council about the 2014 community enhancement grants during an Oct. 14 meeting, something city manager Robert Long said will help with the budget process that is to come. “It is expected the city’s 2014 operating fund revenues will remain about the same. Cost pressures will include general inflation, benefit cost increases, energy cost increases and possible negotiated wage increases,” he told council. Although council voted to have presentations from the “Big 6” — the golf course, Tourism Prince Rupert, the Prince Rupert Economic Development Commission, the Museum of Northern B.C., the library and the Lester Centre — but not smaller groups, how to handle the individual requests was tabled until

- Joy Thorkelson December to meet a commitment made during the last budget process. “One thing we wanted was to receive public input on what people saw as priorities, what they felt was important and what was not ... we did promise in the spring that we would have at least one public meeting in the fall or winter to get that input,” said Councillor Anna Ashley, noting delaying any decision until after the Nov. 16 byelection also made sense. “I think it would be good if we had a full council at the table, and I think one meeting should be adequate.” Councillor Joy Thorkelson supported putting off making any

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decision, wanting city staff to give council a better idea of the financial position of the city. “We need to have some discussion, but to do that I think we need to have some idea of what the budget looks like and what some of the challenges may be,” she said. “In my opinion the community grants are about as low as they can get, but they are part of the budget process.” This year, community groups are seeking a total $143,743, which is up from $100,075 handed out last year. When the grants sought by the “Big 6” are taken into account, the total rises from $1.41 million last year to $1.53 million this year.

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Crossword Oct 24: Free Lecture at 7 pm: “The Heart of Change” Henri McKinnon & Betty Ciccone at the Crest Hotel. Oct 26: Hymn Sing Sat. 7 pm at Cornerstone MB Church, 202 6th Ave. W. Come out and join us for an hour as we sing some beautiful hymns together. Oct 31: 26th Annual Community Halloween Fest Jim Ciccone Civic Centre 6 pm to 8 pm. Games & Prizes, candy, costume parade, fireworks. 8:15 pm. MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED please call 250-62GHOST (250-624-4678) Community Hallowe’en Fest Don’t want to hand out candy at your door on October 31st? For further information call 250-62-GHOST (624-4678). CLUES ACROSS 1. 1st, 2nd & 3rd in baseball 6. Sew up a hawk’s eyes 10. N’Djamena is the capital 14. Be a connector 15. To accustom 17. Cornflower 19. Former CIA 20. Bark sharply 21. Actress Barkin 22. Cathode-ray tube 23. Shallowest Great Lake 24. Surface of a plane figure 26. Bird of prey 29. A large number 31. Chums 32. Express pleasure 34. Capital of Yemen 35. Sanctify 37. Hyperbolic cosecant 38. Central Standard Time 39. Seed of the legume family 40. Drove in golf 41. Without difficulty 43. Without (French) 45. Politicians (informal) 46. Not happy 47. Spiritual being 49. Male child 50. The cry made by sheep 53. Handheld image enlarger 57. Inventiveness 58. Column style 59. Impudence 60. 33 1/3 records 61. Berkeley’s sister city


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Nov 2: First United Church Fall Tea & Bazaar 2- 4pm. Loonie auction, turkey pies for sale and so much more. Nov 9: Seniors Centre, Fall Tea & Bazar. 11 am - 1 pm. call 250-627-1900 Nov 7-14: Northern Health Flu Clinics, 300 3rd Ave W, Prince Rupert. Clinic Dates and Times: Thursday, Nov. 7: 9 am 6 pm Friday, Nov. 8: 9 am - 6 pm Saturday, Nov. 9: 11 am -5 pm Wednesday, Nov. 13: 1 pm -5 pm Thursday, Nov. 14: 1 pm -5 pm Friday, Nov. 15: 10 am -5 pm For more info please call 250-622-6380. Nov 23: First Presbyterian Church Christmas Tea & Bazaar 1:00 -3:00 pm. ONGOING Friendship House Mental Health Liason drop in sessions. Wed and Thurs 9-11:30am, Friday 9-10:45am. Activity Room. For more information contact Dean Wilson, 250-627-1717.

Prince Rupert Seniors Centre Bingo Fridays 1- 3pm. Everyone 19 yrs and older welcome. Prince Rupert Alcoholics Anonymous If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. Prince Rupert A.A, 250-627-1119 Al-Anon Meetings: First Presbyterian Church, 233 4th Ave. E in basement. Tues. 8pm. All are welcome. Call 250-627-4899 Narcotics Anonymous DRUG PROBLEM? We Can Help Mon 8-9 pm, 223 4th Ave East, Presbyterian Church (side door). Join the YWCA for a 2 day FREE-Trainthe-Trainer course on taking action against abuse of older adults. For more info. contact Project Co-ordinator Renu at or 604-895-5790 The Prince Rupert Breast Cancer Support Group invites any woman living with cancer to attend our monthly luncheons every 3rd Saturday each month at 12 noon at the Crest Hotel. Friendship House of Prince Rupert Hosts: AamaGoot Power Puff Girlz Club (ages 7-12) Tues. 3- 5pm, 3rd floor meeting rm. AamaGoot Women’s Carving Learn to Carve Wed 6- 9pm, Main level back entrance. AamaGoot Ladyz Club (18yrs +) Learn new artistic designs through sewing, beading, etc. Sat. 1- 4pm, 3rd floor meeting room. Phone Carol Doolan at the Friendship House 250627-1717, ext. 64 for more info. Visit the Military Museum at the Royal Canadian Legion 1pm- 4pm from Thurs -Sunday P.R. Royal Canadian legion meeting every 3rd Mon each month. Call Marie250-622-2869

The Heritage Advisory Committee is looking for new members, if interested, drop a note to: Heritage Advisory Committee, PO Box 181, P.R, B.C, V8J 3P6

School District 52 Band Program is looking for donations of band instruments! Help us bring music to all students by donating that trumpet you have in your basement or the saxophone in your coat closet! If you have an instrument no one is playing, please call School District office @ 250-627-6717 for pick up.

Salmonberry Trading Farmer’s Market Saturdays 1-6pm courthouse lawn. If raining we’ll be at our store front 307 3rd Ave. West, which is open Mon-Sat 10am - 4pm. Homemade, home-baked and home-grown goods will be for sale. Interested vendors, call Priscilla @ 250-624-8337 or Jo @ 250-600-7349.

Calling all Musicians! Prince Rupert Community Band and Choir are seeking new members No Auditions necessary! PR Community Band meets Mon. 7:30- 9pm at PRMS (formerly PRSS) Band Room. PR Comm. Choir meets Wed. 7:30-9pm at PRMS Band Room. Contact Peter Witherly at 250-624-9634

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

Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to deliver hot meals to people in Prince Rupert on Mon. Wed. and Fri. from 11am12noon. Call Andrea Vogt 250-622-6375 for further info


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The weld — A spark. A connection. Designed to assemble. To manufacture. To build. Cars, boats, buildings, cities, economies, livelihoods. The weld. Simple. Yet so essential. The Northern Gateway Education and Training program is helping to provide the skills needed for pipeline and other construction jobs. By the end of 2013, the program will have impacted the lives of over 1800 people in British Columbia and Alberta.

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250-624-8088 737 Fraser St, Prince Rupert

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The Northern View Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Merchandise for Sale

Rentals 23, 2013 • Northern View • B7



Garden Equipment

Homes for Rent

Suites, Lower


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

PR: 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, lower level suite. 1504 7th Ave E. N/S. $850 per mo, doesn’t include utilities. Damage deposit required. 250-627-5087 or 250-622-9418

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

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

Fully furnished executive house. 2 bdrm, 2700 sq ft. Amazing view of city and harbour. Nicely renovated and tastefully decorated. Complete with 50” TV, furniture etc. Master suite is the entire top floor with incredible view. $2500 per month. Must have references, N/S, N/P. PR: Newer 3 bdrm s/s home. $900 per/mo. Adult oriented, no pets. References required. Call 250-624-1715 or 250-6245955 RENTAL House Wanted as soon as possible....Professional couple with 2 mid-sized, well behaved dogs looking for rental home in Prince Rupert area. Month to month works best or a short term lease. References available. Call 250-709-1918

Misc. for Sale

Skyline Manor

Heavy Duty Machinery

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online STEEL BUILDING - The great super sale! 20x20 $4,070. 25x26 $4,879. 30x32 $6,695. 32x40 $8,374. 35x38 $9,540. 40x50 $12,900. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422. or visit us online at:

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

Real Estate

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

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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

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


PR: Spacious 1 Bdrm suite, downtown location. Security entrance. Single quiet person Only. NO parties. No kids, N/S, N/P, Heat, Hot Water, W/D & garbage pick-up incl. $700/mo. Phone 250-6243434 before 6pm.

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

Townhouses PINE CREST 3 Bdrm. 2 Level T/H 1 ½ bath No pets Call Jenn 622-4304

Trucks & Vans

PRINCE RUPERT Harbourview Apts. 2 & 3 Bdrm, 1 bath, Start at $600 No pets 627-6697 or 622-2699

PR: 2000 Dodge Dakota extended cab, 4WD, canopy, air bags, manual transmission, towing package, 131K kms. $5500. 250-641-0970

Real Estate

Real Estate

Property Management


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

Office: (250) 624-5800

Rooms for Rent

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

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

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Buying or Selling Real Estate?

Suites, Lower PE: Luxury One Bedroom Suite Available immediately

Newer house/bright suite. 5 new appliances incl. DW, ensuite laundry W/D, central vac, gas f/p, elec. heat. Lovely area/Beautiful 10 min. commute to Prince Rupert. $700/mo. plus utilities. 250-628-9433

Legal Notices

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

DISTRICT OF PORT EDWARD Notice of Public Hearing

The District of Port Edward invites any interested persons to attend a public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to the District of Port Edward Zoning Bylaw No. 540, 2013.


The District is considering the amendment to the permit Temporary Use Permits to be issued throughout the District.

The Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 5th, in Council Chambers at 6:30 pm There will be an opportunity for members of the public to comment. For more information please contact Ron Bedard Chief Administrative Officer at the District Office 250-628-3667

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B8 • Northern View • October 23, 2013

Fall Service Special

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




MacCarthy Motors (Prince Rupert & Terrace) Ltd Prince Rupert Dealer #81156

Terrace Dealer #81113

1001 Chamberlin Ave 1-866-624-9171 • 250-624-9171

The Northern View, October 23, 2013  

October 23, 2013 edition of the The Northern View

The Northern View, October 23, 2013  

October 23, 2013 edition of the The Northern View