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Voices united against BC Ferries cuts


Ferries, government receive an earful

Toy Run raises $10,000 Page A9


Over the course of 90 minutes on Thursday night, representatives from BC Ferries and the Ministry of Transportation - Jack Mussallem were repeatedly told proposed service cuts on the North Coast are simply unacceptable. The plan unveiled by BC Ferries at the open house includes the elimination of the Monday night sailing from Prince Rupert to Skidegate and subsequent Tuesday morning sailing from Skidegate to Prince Rupert during the off-peak season and the elimination of the Saturday sailing during the peak season — cutting the schedule to two trips per week during the off-peak schedule and five sailings per week during peak season. See FERRIES on Page A2

“We’re actually insulted by it.”

Sports Rampage down Kitimat Ice Demons. Page A10

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Oliver Bradbrooke, six months old, stares wide-eyed at Jolly Old Saint Nicholas during Breakfast with Santa Claus on Saturday. The event at the Masonic Hall was just one of many during last weekend’s Winterfest. For more on Winterfest, see page A8

Arts CHSS presents Beauty and the Beast Page A19

Lax Kw’alaams partnering on wood pellet mill Product to be shipped from Westview Terminal BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Haida Gwaii Rea re-elected in Old Massett Page B2

The Lax Kw’alaams First Nation continues to expand its business ventures, signing an agreement with Pinnacle Renewable Resources last week that paves the way for a new pellet plant in Terrace. “This agreement is a game-changer for Coast Tsimshian Resources and for the local forest industry. A wood pellet plant provides a solution for low-end fibre that is sustainable and makes the best use of our forest resources. We also expect our agreement with Pinnacle to set the stage for other cooperative agreements with our other forestry partners including Skeena sawmills,” said Lax Kw’alaams Mayor Garry Reece. Coast Tsimshian Resources chief executive

“This agreement is a game-changer for Coast Tsimshian Resources.” - Garry Reece officer Wayne Drury described the agreement between Coast Tsimshian and Pinnacle as a good fit because his company can supply the fibre while Pinnacle can provide the manufacturing expertise. “We’ve always said we’ve been looking for a way to use that waste. We really need to add

value and that’s been our objective,” said Drury in explaining the rationale behind the agreement with Pinnacle. “Our goal is to establish something that will benefit the entire area.” Aside from creating work in the Terrace area, the pellets from the facility would be shipped by rail to Prince Rupert for export from Pinnacle’s Westview Terminal. Drury said Terrace is a logical place for a wood pellet plant because of the availability of fibre, as a complement to Pinnacle’s other plants along Hwy16 and because of the proximity to the export facility Pinnacle has already opened in Prince Rupert. The size of the plant, how much fibre it can take in and how much it will produce and its cost has yet to be decided.

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BC Ferries a part of highway system, panel told FERRIES from Page A1 On the Inside Passage, the peak season would be reduced from the current May to September to a seven week window between June and mid-September, and the mid-week sailings during the off-peak season would be eliminated so there is only the weekend sailing. Mayor Jack Mussallem was first to speak and made it clear any cuts would not easily be pushed on the people of the region, particularly in light of a $24 million agreement between the province and Nexen for land at Grassy Point. “We’re very resistant to this. We’re very resistant to people who don’t live here coming here and imposing something ... we will be asking Premier Clark for reconsideration. I don’t want to insult anyone here, but I’m not really interested in talking to anyone here. We’re going straight to the Premier. This is a political decision, it’s nothing else, and it’s being handled in a very, very poor way. If you were in my shoes, you would understand why we’re objecting to this, why we’re actually insulted by it,” he said, a statement that was supported by Mayor Dave MacDonald of Port Edward. “This is going to hurt the Charlottes, it is going to hurt everything going on in the north. I can tell you that the District of Port Edward will be with whoever goes to Victoria to see anybody to talk to, and it will not be a friendly conversation,” said Mayor MacDonald.

“We still consider this as a marine highway and an extension of Hwy 16.” - Des Nobles Along with Mayor Mussallem, several people who addressed the panel reiterated that BC Ferry service is part of the highway system on the North Coast and needs to be treated as such. “What we would like to see is a series of opportunities that would provide us a service, just as it would be a highway service and just as it was previously. We still consider this as a marine highway and an extension of Hwy 16 ... you need to cater to the people who live here, who need this service to their benefit,” said Skeena – Queen Charlotte Regional District vicechair Des Nobles. “When you talk to the powers-that-be, really look out for the interests of the North Coast. And I ask that you passionately and wholeheartedly heard the message that this is our highway system here ... I would love to see our ferry system part of the highway system. We know we have to pay for it, but bring it back into the province,” said Rob Eby. While many pointed to the rising costs of taking the ferry as the reason for the

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Arnie Nagy makes an impassioned statement about the need maintain the current service level to Haida Gwaii.

decline, tourism operators said BC Ferries needs to push off any service cuts until 2015. “We’re marketing the 2015 season. We have completed and have contracts in place for 2014, contracts have been made and signed. We have given out room commitments, we have blocked off rooms for tourism and we should be able to accommodate these things. All those bookings were made on the basis of the published schedule,” said hotel owner Jack

Payne. “Cancellations have already begun and will continue. Other visitors will choose not to book in the first place, choosing destinations that are more readily accessible ... the fact that these changes are intended to occur as early as April 2014 will create extraordinary challenges for our partners and the international tour community who already have contracts in place,” said Tourism Prince Rupert chair Scott Farwell.




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Jobless rate falls Jingle Bell Express cancelled to five per cent Busy rail schedule

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The number of people working dropped from October to November, but so did the available workforce in the region reported Statistics Canada on Dec. 6. There were 40,000 people working in November from the North Coast to just west of Vanderhoof, a drop of 1,300 from October’s total of 41,300. But if the working total decreased, so did those who were available for work, from 43,700 in October to 42,100 in November, a sign that seasonal employment conditions are taking hold. The number of people who listed themselves as unemployed dropped from 2,400 in October to 2,100 in November. The overall result for November was an unemployment rate of five per cent, better than October’s rate of 5.5 per cent. November’s single-digit unemployment rate continues to reflect the overall health of the regional economy when compared to the November 2012 unemployment rate of 8.5 per cent. The November rate puts the Northwest solidly in the middle of the pack of regional jobless rates in the province. The Northwest is behind the Northeast, the Cariboo and the Kootenays but ahead of the ThompsonOkanagan, the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. The provincial rate for November was 6.3 per cent, a slight drop from October’s 6.5 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.

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After more than a decade, Santa Claus won’t be riding Prince Rupert rails this December as part of the Jingle Bell Express. The annual event, which is organized by Dave Walker and the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce, will not be taking place because the chamber missed the deadline to reserve a train. Jacques Gagnon, Via Rail’s senior manager of media and community relations, said the lack of the Jingle Bell Express was not the company’s decision. “We are not involved with this. The cancellation has to do with the organizers, because this is the type of initiative VIA Rail supports,” Gagnon said. Simone Clark, executive director of the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce, isn’t denying the chamber missed the deadline, but said finding an available line for the train to use has also been an ongoing problem over the past few years. Clark said the event almost didn’t take place last year because of a lack of line space. If Maher hadn’t had an opening, the Jingle Bell Express would have only travelled about 100 metres. Given the same set of circumstances, Clark said the chamber doesn’t expect it will be putting on the event again anytime soon. “There’s a likelihood we won’t be able to anymore because there’s so many more trains coming to town,” she said. “As we have continued industrial growth there’s just



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Ferries open houses an insult


itting in the audience at the BC Ferries open house on proposed ferry cuts, there were two things that became abundantly clear. The first was that those on the panel who don’t live on the North Coast don’t necessarily view the BC Ferry service between Prince Rupert and Skidegate as part of the provincial highway system — but everyone who took the time out to attend a meeting in Sandspit, Queen Charlotte, Masset or Prince Rupert does. It’s how people on Haida Gwaii get their groceries, their mail, their access to medical procedures and how they connect with their families. The message was one delivered time and time again and should be the top point for the traveling bureaucrat roadshow to take back Shaun Thomas to Victoria when these meetings are done. That segues nicely into the second thing that became very clear: The people that were sent around the province and the consultation process itself was nothing more than a petty public relations tactic by BC Ferries and the B.C. government. They are, in effect, completely powerless and fully acknowledged it by stating that any decisions about the cuts or the timing of the cuts would be made by elected officials. They were, in essence, glorified messengers. They brought information to the people of the North Coast and they were bringing information back to people who have some semblance of power in Victoria. They sent along a deputy minister and a BC Ferries vice-president, but they might as well have sent along a DVD and a tape recorder for all the difference it makes. Mayors Jack Mussallem and Dave MacDonald of Port Edward said they would be taking the issue directly to the Premier, and here’s hoping other municipal leaders in the effected communities join in and make an en masse spectacle at Christy Clark’s office. Sending simple messengers, not decision-makers, will do nothing to squash the fears that the decisions have been made and the feedback from these open houses doesn’t matter. It is now up to the government to prove us wrong.

A key moment in Canadian history


he federal government stepped up its sales century of continuous petroleum shipping. pitch for new pipelines to the B.C. coast The report calls for potential polluters to show last week, as it prepares for the imminent they are prepared for a “worst case” discharge like release of the federal review panel’s report on the the 1989 Exxon Valdez grounding in Alaska. It feasibility of the Enbridge Northern Gateway tells Ottawa the Canadian Coast Guard must be project. properly funded to serve as incident command. Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Natural Oliver recounted efforts made so far, including Resources Minister Joe Oliver arrived in Vancouver annual tanker inspections, increased aerial to release an expert panel’s report on the current surveillance and marine markers. And he reminded state of tanker safety on the West Coast. It was the his audience that Canada’s only energy export first of two reports that tell the Stephen Harper customer, the U.S., is about to surpass Saudi Arabia government in blunt terms how steep a hill it must as the world’s largest petroleum producer. Tom Fletcher climb to enable energy exports to Asia. Politics and protesters aside, these are the facts Oliver gave a speech to the Vancouver Board of for B.C. The prosperous provinces in Canada today Trade the following morning, where he vowed to are Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland, implement one of the panel’s key recommendations. Legislation based mainly on energy development. The rest are struggling. is coming to ensure that polluters, not taxpayers, must pay for B.C. continues to lose skilled workers to Alberta, where oil any environmental damage from resource development and sands development continues to expand despite the continuing transport. chorus of U.S.-financed misrepresentation of its environmental The panel was chaired by Gordon Houston, a former Prince impact. Rupert harbourmaster and CEO of Port Metro Vancouver. Its It’s a key moment in Canadian history. This is where we see if report details the little-noticed fact that coastal waters around we can go beyond our status as a client state of the U.S. Victoria and Vancouver are already congested with shipping This year’s B.C. election, where pandering to urban protest traffic, including Alaska oil tankers, and are at “very high risk” backfired on the NDP, suggests a new seriousness in the public of an incident. mood. Of course that “very high risk” should be seen in the B.C. We have it better than most of the world, for now. context, where there has never been a serious oil spill at sea in a

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Letters to the editor

Seeing pipeline benefits Editor: Some taxpayers are not thinking of the positive sides of what pipelines can do to them financially. If the pipelines do go ahead, large royalties will be paid to the B.C. government or in real terms to the taxpayers of B.C., via government. There are a number of factors of where these royalties can be applied. No royalties now, so royalties can be applied to health and education. The B.C. taxpayers would have a choice of a couple of options. One option would be not to pay any more 7 per cent provincial sales tax or monthly medical services premiums. If that is not acceptable, then how about receiving a yearly tax free royalty cheque once a year? In the state of Alaska, the Alyeska pipeline was built and the state of Alaska gives out once a year royalty cheques to all taxpayers in the state. The average cheque payment has been $1108.45 per year over the last 30 years. B.C. taxpayers must realize that this is a far better idea than buying Lotto 649 and Lotto Max tickets where the average is one winner in 28.6 million tickets sold. Some taxpayers repeatedly ask, “what

“We all only live once, so why not take the benefits of pipeline construction royalties?” - Joe Sawchuk happens in case of an oil spill?”. That’s true. The chance has to be taken. These same taxpayers get up every morning and do not know what will happen to them during their day. Going on a vacation? What happens if the plane goes down? Are these taxpayers saying that car accidents don’t happen? We all only live once, so why not take the benefits of pipeline construction royalties over lotto tickets? Remember also that nothing will happen if your health suddenly deteriorates on you. In summary, we all take chances every day of our lives. Some of us even have jobs that can end in an accident. Joe Sawchuk Duncan B.C.

Ferries cuts unacceptable

Editor: I’ve just read the article by Ms. Rice on the Ferry cuts. In my speech for a seat in the byelection, I said the “ball is in our court”. I truly believe that our elected officials are not aggressive enough. We need to tell Ms. Clark and Mr. Harper, if you want development on the North Coast you need to step up to the plate and provide us with the amenities and infrastructure we need. E.g.:

no Ferry cuts, but rather more ferries to handle the increase traffic from development. For too long we have sat passively by and watched other communities get all the “gravy train” You can’t just send a letter, get rejected and say “oh well”. We cannot afford a “no” answer. We need to be persistent and not accept a negative reply. Len Lovering Prince Rupert

What is the pipeline end game? Editor: A while back a few of us were saying that B.C. Liberal Premier Christy Clark will get approval for the LNG and then allow Enbridge to slide in alongside. Because of this I switched and am no longer in favour of supporting LNG (of which I strongly supported because of it being the less worse of two evils). FYI, in Alberta, the Alberta Pipefitters Union is up in arms with Enbridge because they will be

only hiring 26 people for the Alberta portion of the line. How many jobs in Terrace? Maybe two or three then? We should ask Enbridge’s Janet Holder about this again, see if she is more forthcoming, because you know she does have a pretty good idea as they are likely getting their manpower lists in order. Ask her again. Ask her if bitumen sinks or floats too, just for giggles. Keith Cummings Telkwa, BC

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ritish Columbia is Canada’s most ecologically diverse province, with more than half of its 95 million hectares covered in forest. Over 80% of these forests are coniferous. They range from the dry ponderosa pine forests in the south to the spruce and pine boreal forest along the Yukon border. These vast forests and the softwood products derived from them continue to be a major driver of the BC economy. In fact, more than 40% of regional economies in the province are forestry-based, supporting over 55,000 direct jobs in 7,300 businesses. Despite the industry’s status as a key employer and revenue stream, BC’s entire annual harvest comes from less than 200,000 hectares—less than 1% of the working forest. Sustainability is a central priority. All harvested areas are reforested, with more than 200 million seedlings planted each year to supplement natural regrowth. Approximately 90% of BC’s forests are publicly owned, and the province takes a co-operative approach to land use planning. British Columbians participate in processes that decide which areas should be protected. The public is able to review and comment on forestry plans before any harvesting activities commence. Professional foresters, biologists, and engineers help make decisions about best practices. Audits by independent agencies like the Forest Practices Board are conducted regularly with government and licence holders. In 2009, BC scaled nearly 49 million cubic metres of timber. Coastal forests provided approximately 30% of the harvest, with the remaining 70% coming from the Interior. The primary species harvested is lodgepole pine, accounting for 51%, with spruce and hemlock making up 14% and 9% respectively. Douglas fir, balsam, cedar and other species round out the rest. Softwood products produced include lumber, pulp, newsprint, paper products and shingles. The majority of BC’s forest product is manufactured into lumber at dozens of mills across the province. Lumber accounts for more than 35% of exported forest products, and is in experiencing new demand from expanding Asian markets, particularly China. With the crash of the United States housing market in 2007, BC lumber export volumes fell 59%, leading to lumber production in the province dropping by more than 40% by 2009. This led to major curtailments across the industry, including the closure of 26 sawmills. Fortunately, Chinese imports of softwood lumber nearly doubled each year since 2006. By 2011, China lumber imports rose to 3.1 billion board feet, 25% of BC’s total production. Responding to this shift, BC forest companies are transforming their operations to meet new demands for softwood lumber in Asia. This transformation includes producing a strategic combination of traditional lumber products, new building systems, value-added wood products and other bio-products, which maximize the value of harvested timber and further supports local economies. Re:port is a collaborative promotional venture by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and The Northern View.


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Join thousands in the fight for Internet freedom Editor: Canadian government officials are working with those from 11 other nations to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). I am very concerned about the TPP, which is currently being negotiated without public input. We know from documents revealed by Wikileaks that the TPP includes an Internet censorship plan that would make the Internet more policed, expensive and censored. Experts have pointed out that under the TPP, “kids could be sent to jail for downloading” and whole families could be kicked off the Internet. It would force Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to become Internet police and monitor my Internet use, censor website content, and remove entire websites from my view. It would also hinder our ability to access information and criminalize our everyday use of the Internet. As a concerned citizen, I am speaking out for a free and open Internet. The TPP would also limit accessibility for disabled people. Visually impaired or deaf people would be criminalized for circumventing digital locks on any digital materials they have purchased. This means they would be unable to convert them to braille, audio, or other accessible formats. I believe that the Internet should be open and accessible to everyone. In addition, the TPP’s proposal to force ISPs to install costly and invasive surveillance equipment into their networks gravely worries me. These added costs would drive up everyone’s Internet bills and could force smaller independent Internet providers out of business. I believe that Internet access is a right and should be kept open and affordable for everyone. Already over 120,000 have signed the Say No to Internet Censorship petition. I encourage everyone to learn more about TPP Internet Censorship before it’s too late at this website: https:// A free press and uninhibited access to the Internet by corporations is paramount in this country I encourage each and every Canadian to learn more about the TPP at Melvyn Anderson Terrace, BC

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Stand up for waterfront access Editor: Regarding: Closure of central waterfront area to the public It would be wrong for residents of Prince Rupert to remain silent with the recent admission by Pinnacle Renewable Resources that they “will scrap plans for a waterfront promenade it proposed as part of the Westview Terminal project”. Pinnacle’s plans for this promenade — complete with a concrete sidewalk, paved roadway, flowers and trees — was a part of the joint presentation made by Pinnacle and the Prince Rupert Port Authority during the environmental review process for this project. Time and again now we are seeing commitments made during the environmental review process being thrown out the window by proponents as soon as projects are approved, with no accountability. This is unacceptable. The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) cannot escape their responsibilities in this matter. As the lead agency for the environmental review process, they now have the responsibility to enforce the commitments made during the review process. The conflict of interest of the PRPA in these matters is appalling: On one hand they are the lead agency in the environmental review process and on the other they are a proponent of these port related developments. CN Rail must also accept their responsibilities in this matter as they had the responsibility to advise the public of their intentions to blockade the area to the public once this project was approved. Transparency is one of the fundamental requirements in the review process. There is, however, a much larger issue to be addressed and that is the disgraceful situation our central waterfront has been allowed to remain in for the past 41 years, ever since the 1972 fire destroyed most of the wharf facilities in this area. Today, the beach area remains

“It is time residents of this community said no to this nonsense.” - Brian Denton largely fenced off. To access this beach, one must walk over broken pieces of concrete with reinforcing steel protruding dangerously into the air. The large rip-rap rocks are further obstacles that must be negotiated. The beach itself is riddled with creosote pilings which have been cut off a few inches above the gravel surface and there are still jagged pieces of steel protruding from the gravel. The area is also stated to be “contaminated”. To make matters even worse, CN’s gravel roadway has for years spread dust onto any one frequenting this area. Those using the area include those participating in our community waterfront activities such as SeaFest and the annual Sailpast, those using the Rotary Park, the city’s rail museum, the lightering facility or those walking or jogging in the area. Our entire central waterfront area should never have been allowed to remain in this situation for this many decades. Now, Pinnacle is retracting the commitment they made to finally make some much needed improvements and CN have further chosen to blockade the area entirely. It is time residents of this community said no to this nonsense. Those industries choosing to operate in our city need to become functioning members and to contribute to our quality of life not destroy it. Brian Denton Prince Rupert

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Clockwise from top left: Members of the Prince Rupert Community Band perform Christmas carols at the Festival of Lights; the Grinch waves from high above the Winterfest Parade; volunteer Barbara Helin hands out an orange at the Festival of Lights; Another log is thrown on the bonfire at the waterfront on Saturday night; the Prince Rupert Rotary Choir performs WinterSong on Sunday; the Sailpast on Saturday night was a hit again. Shaun Thomas and Martina Perry / The Northern View

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Harley Riders donate $10,000 and 600 toys for Christmas By Martina Perry PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The Prince Rupert Harley Riders Club made a massive donation to ensure all children have something to open on Christmas morning. The club raised $10,000 and collected 617 toys from the 32nd annual Toy Run event that took place in October, which was donated to the Prince Rupert Salvation Army for its Christmas Hamper Program on Friday. “We came to our goal. It took us an extra month, but we did good,” said Norm Sklapsky, president of the Prince Rupert Harley Riders. “For 32 years the Harley Riders have been collecting toys and cash to help us with our Christmas program. This year has been phenomenal, with over 600 toys and another $10,000. It’s such a huge help,” Capt. Gary Sheils of the Prince Rupert Salvation Army said. The funds were raised from ticket sales for the Toy Run dance in October, liquor sales at the dance, donation jars in Prince Rupert and Port Edward and donations from businesses and individuals. A major money raiser comes from Toy Run T-shirt sales, with Donna Wing spearheading the efforts for the last number of years along with Sklapsky. The Toy Run collects toys by requiring people attending the dance to donate some kind of toy along with the cost of their ticket. “People want to give when they know it’s going to children. After 32 years being involved in the community ... people want to donate because they know it’s going to a good cause,” Sklapsky said. “We’re a group of honest people that want to help children and the community.” Sklapsky said the club holds the annual fundraising

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Members of the Prince Rupert Harley Riders donated $10,000 and 617 toys to the Prince Rupert Salvation Army.

event for underprivileged children in Prince Rupert and Port Edward, who may not have presents to open on Christmas morning otherwise. Sklapsky said there tends to be a lot of parents in smaller communities with alcohol or drug abuse issues. “Sometimes kids parent’s are out there, and the kids don’t get anything for Christmas. We do this for them.” Sklapsky has been the main organizer of the event for the past five years, taking over the responsibility after long-time president Mark Desautels (Dezi) passed away. “My goal the first year after Mark died was to raise $10,000 and have one of our biggest fundraisers ever to honour him,” said Sklapsky, who was successful in his

goal. “I thought if I could do it the first year, I should be able to do it every year.” Since being president of the club Sklapsky has done just that, helping to raise $50,000 in five years. Chris Rose will be taking over the role of club president next year, with Sklapsky explaining he needs a year off. “If he wants to carry on after one year that’s great. If not, I’m willing to take over again,” said Rose. Capt. Sheils expects the Salvation Army will serve 850 families as part of this year’s Christmas Hamper Program, with 1,200 to 1,300 children being in those families.

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Rampage extend winning streak against Demons BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The Prince Rupert Rampage were looking for their fourth straight win against the Kitimat Ice Demons on Saturday night and picked up the two points in convincing fashion against a team that sits atop the Central Interior Hockey League Western Conference standings. The Ice Demons controlled the play in the opening minutes, including two great shorthanded opportunities, but Rampage netminder Warren Hanson turned away everything that came his way. He then kept the game scoreless with a big breakaway save with 13 minutes on the clock. After withstanding Kitimat’s offensive flurry, Prince Rupert’s Brock Ward opened the scoring by chipping a loose, rolling puck over the glove of Brett Vilness. The Demons had their opportunities to tie things up, including a five-onthree powerplay with 3:30 on the clock, but it would be the Rampage’s Kory Movold who lit the lamp next when he put a backhander from his knees between the pads of Vilness with 50 seconds left. The goal would be the last of the period and Prince Rupert took a 2-0 lead into the second frame. The Rampage wasted no time in picking up where they left off at the start of the second. Devin Palmer picked up the puck just outside the Kitimat zone and, after dekeing out both defenders, slid the puck across the Vilness’ pads and into the bottom corner of the net just 51 seconds into the period for Prince Rupert’s third goal of the game. As Hanson continued to shine in net for Prince Rupert, Greg Sheppard put the Rampage up by three when he went coast-to-coast from behind his own goal and fired a wrister over Vilness’ glove with 12:07 to play. That would prove to be the final nail in the coffin for Vilness on this night as he was pulled in favour of backup Tom Mildenberger following the goal. Kitimat finally got on the board less than a minute later when Josh Slanina put a puck on net from a bad angle and it somehow squeezed between Hanson and the post. Despite a lot of back and forth play, there would be no more scoring in the period as Prince Rupert took a 4-1 lead into the third. The final frame was a hard fought, evenly played affair — until the final minutes when the Ice Demons took a pair of penalties to give Prince Rupert a 5-on3 powerplay with 2:03 to go. With 1:19 on the clock, Movold scored his second on the game with a shot from the side of the net that hit some bodies and jumped over the pads of Mildenberger and, adding a bit of insult to injury, Jordan Weir lobbed a weak shot at the net from the top of the circle that found its way past Mildenberger with one second left to play. When the final buzzer sounded, the Rampage saluted the hometown crowd and celebrated a 6-1 victory over Kitimat.

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The Rampage’s Devin Palmer gets around the Ice Demons Brandon Bye during Saturday night’s 6-1 win.

“The plan was to stick to the system, get the puck in deep and keep up the pressure.” - Ron German “This really showed what coach Roger Atchison has been working on all season. The team is playing the system and playing as a team. The individualism is kept to a minimum and it is paying off ... the plan was to stick to the system, get the puck in deep and keep up the pressure,” said team president Ron German, who was behind the bench for the game. “The team is really starting to gel. The lines are staying the same, we’re coming together to play as a team and there is a lot of talking out on the ice now, which helps,” said Palmer. The Rampage will travel to Terrace on Saturday to play the Terrace River Kings, a team that has won four

of their last five games, and both German and Palmer expect a tough battle when the teams hit the ice. “With Terrace, we are going to have to work harder. It’s been a while since we have played that team and they have changed what the team does and how they play in the past ... they’re playing good, fast, clean hockey. They’re going to be a tough team to beat,” said German. “They’re playing good hockey, but we’re going to keep playing the same game we play. Our dump and chase is awesome right now, and if we keep to the system we’re going to come out on top every time,” said Palmer. Around the league The Terrace River Kings traveled to the Cariboo over the weekend, splitting games against the Lac La Hache Tomahawks and the Williams Lake Stampeders. The Kings opened the road trip with an 8-3 win over Lac La Hache, but lost 6-5 the next day against the Sampeders. The Houston Luckies were to make the same road trip, but mechanical issues with the team bus forced those games to be rescheduled.

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Senior boys win Vanderhoof tournament Undefeated streak continues



The Charles Hays Secondary School Rainmakers senior boys continued their undefeated season over the weekend, taking first place in a multi-team tournament in Vanderhoof. The team started off the tournament against their counterparts from Smithers. When the final buzzer sounded, the Rainmakers took the 58-50 victory. Grade 11 forward Keenan Pahl was named the Player of the Game in the win. The next game saw the Prince Rupert squad tip-off against the host team from Nechako Valley. Despite home court advantage, the Vanderhoof team were no match for the Rainmaker, who handily won 69-54. Grade 10 forward Justin McChesney was named Player of the Game for his play on the court. The boys then came up against their toughest challenge to date, facing DP Todd Secondary of Prince George — a team currently ranked sixth among all AA teams in the province. DP Todd took a solid lead into the second half, but Prince Rupert responded with a 14-4 run late in the game to pickup the 68-64 victory and remain undefeated throughout the weekend. Grade 11 guard Rosendo Maacol was named the Player of the Game in the final game of the weekend tournament. Head coach Mel Bishop said he was impressed with how the team performed over the weekend and is optimistic for the remainder of the season ahead. “The team played really well. Defensively, they were really good on the ball,” said Bishop. Next up for the senior boys Rainmakers is a trip to the Lower Mainland to compete at the 2013 North Shore Invitational Tournament. Charles Hays will start off the tournament on Dec. 12 against Sentinel Secondary of West Vancouver. The tournament includes 16 teams from across the province competing in a double-elimination format tournament. Look for results from the tournament in next week’s issue of the Northern View.

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For the second time this season, Western Michigan University goalie and Prince Rupert Minor Hockey product Frank Slubowski was named National Collegiate Hockey Association Goaltender of the Week last week after his performance at the Shillelagh Tournament held the Dec. 1 weekend. Slubowski stopped 56-of-57 shots on the weekend to help WMU go 1-01 against Northeastern and Alabama-Huntsville. He made a game-high 32 saves in the Broncos 1-1 draw and shootout loss to Northeastern, allowing only a powerplay goal early in the second period. Nine of his saves came on seven Northeastern power plays, of which he helped the Broncos kill off six. That Saturday, the junior made all 24 saves to help blank AlabamaHuntsville in a 1-0 win. He also helped kill off all six Charger power plays in the shutout. Slubowski was also named NCHC Goaltender of the Week earlier this season for his performance in the Brice Alaska Goal Rush tournament.

Senior girls place second in PG Guadagni nets 46 points in the final BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The Charles Hays Secondary School Rainmakers senior girls basketball team traveled to Prince George this week to kick-off the 2013/2014 season and came out strong with a second place finish in the Kelly Road Secondary School Tournament. The girls started the tournament against Correlieu Secondary School of Quesnel, easily earning the 69-16 victory. “During the first game we were able to give everyone time on the court, so that was a good team-building game,” said head coach Sara Aguirre. In the second game, the girls tipped off against College Heights Secondary of Prince George in a close, hard-fought game that came down to the wire. When the final buzzer sounded, the Rainmakers enjoyed a four point, 51-

“They just fought for it the whole tournament. It was good to see.” - Sara Aguirre 47 victory. Tanveen Randhawa led the scoring with 11 points. With the win the Rainmakers earned a spot in the tournament finals against Cedars Christian School of Prince George. Unfortunately the girls were on the wrong side of an 84-74 final, with Celina Guadagni netting 46 points for the team. Aguirre said she was impressed with how the team played throughout the tournament. “They came out really strong and

played tough the whole time ... they just fought for it the whole tournament. It was good to see,” she said, adding a new course in the school is having an impact. “A number of the players are in the basketball course this year and you can tell. They’re moving the ball really well and they’re not being pushed off the ball during the game.” The Rainmakers will play their homeopener this weekend in a play day that will include Caledonia of Terrace and possibly Smithers. “We’re really optimistic about the season. Caledonia is now AAA, so we only have to play Smithers for the zones title,” Aguirre said. “If things go well, it’s going to be a great year.” After this weekend’s games, the Rainmakers will be inviting former players back for the Annual Alumni Game on Dec. 19 at seven p.m.

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Pacific NorthWest LNG joins Coastal Pathways By Martina Perry PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Nearly a year since being initiated, the Coastal Pathways Partnership welcomed its newest industry partner. Pacific Northwest LNG announced it will be contributing $75,000 toward the trades training initiative last week, joining School District 52 (SD52), Ridley Terminals Inc. (RTI) and Northwest Community College (NWCC) in the partnership. “This innovative collaboration between industry and educators will enhance training opportunities for local residents for the expanding of employment opportunities for them,” Derek Baker, Pacific Northwest LNG community relations advisor, said. “It is important for Pacific Northwest LNG to ensure that Port Edward and Prince Rupert see significant and tangible benefits as a result of our project. At the end of the day, the biggest contribution we could make to these communities is through job creation and skills training.” The Coastal Pathways Partnership was created to address the need for highly-skilled trades people qualified to work in various sectors, with an increase in recourse-based activity taking place in the region. “We welcome this new, important collaborator to the Coastal Pathways

Partnership. Together, we will build on the great initiatives the partnership is currently bringing to our Northwest communities and strengthen our ability to deliver quality education and training into the future,” Denise Henning, NWCC president and CEO, said. The partnership is offering two programs, the Millwright Foundations Program now offered at Charles Hays Secondary School and the Industrial Electrical Foundations Program which will begin at Prince Rupert Middle School in February, 2013. Mike William Armstrong, who travelled to Prince Rupert from Langley to be part of the millwright program, said the partnership has changed his life. “Being able to get an opportunity from these great people in Prince Rupert ... has been absolutely awesome. It has dramatically changed my way of life,” he said. Prince Rupert high school student Jesse Schaeffer, who is taking the millwright program through Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industrial Training (ACE IT), said he was excited when the opportunity to get the training popped up. “As soon as the school offered this course, I had my papers in because it was something new and different,” he said, adding it intrigued him because

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As students and representatives from the Prince Rupert Port Authority look on, Pacific NorthWest LNG community relations advisor Derek Baker (centre) presents a cheque for $75,000 to Coastal Pathways partners Kevin Leach and Tina Last of the Prince Rupert School District, Michelle Bryant of Ridley Terminals

of the need Prince Rupert will see soon. Armstrong said having college and high school students in the program has brought a good variety, and allowed students to help each other out. “For somebody like myself it’s been 14 years since I’ve been in high school, so remembering some of the trigonometry or geometry [is difficult]. Having someone like Jesse in the program to kind of guide me through those aspects has been awesome,” he said. Schaeffer said he’s enjoyed the hands-on aspects of the course, which Pacific Northwest LNG’s contribution and RTI’s $150,000 commitment, has

enabled students to experience through purchasing equipment for training. The partnership also sees NWCC providing industry-certified instructors, Industry Training Authority approved programs and registration and administrative support. SD52 is in control of tools and equipment, recruiting students and providing ACE IT classes. Additionally, Baker said Pacific Northwest LNG will take an active role in the partnership, committing to offer apprenticeships if the project proceeds construction. “These companies coming in and contributing to this program speaks volumes,” Armstrong said.


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The BG Group invited the community to join them for dinner while learning more about the proposed Ridley Island terminal on Wednesday night and came prepared to answer any question people on the North Coast may have. All told there were approximately 20 experts from the BG Group and consulting firm AECOM setup at tables and displays around the room to cover topics ranging from pipeline installation and marine shipping to air and noise and socio-economic impacts. Visitors were invited to grab a bite to eat and some refreshments before joining the experts to discuss the project and any concerns they may have. BG Group Canada vice-president Madeline Whitaker said the goal of the evening was to provide an open house that was different from what people have come to expect. “We always talk about how to do things better and it was thought that this more informal setting would be more appealing. There have been a lot of these types of meetings recently that take a lot of people’s time, so we thought we would buy everyone dinner and get people engaged,” she said, noting the company will be

The company that wants to build a natural gas pipeline from northeastern BC to a planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant near Port Edward has identified a route through the Nisga’a Lava Bed Memorial Park in the Nass Valley north of Terrace as one way of getting to the coast. The route is one of four under consideration west of the Cranberry Junction area by TransCanada for its Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project which would feed the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG facility owed by Calgary-based Progress Energy on Lelu Island. Speaking last week, TransCanada vice president John Dunn said the company has yet to choose one of the four route options as its preferred pathway to the coast for its 48-inch diameter pipeline. That will happen by next year when the company submits its route plans for regulatory and environmental approval to the provincial Environmental Assessment Office, he said. In the case of the Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park option, the pipeline would parallel portions of Hwy113, the two-lane highway that bisects the park from the south leading to the four main Nass Valley villages, said Dunn. Nisga’a Lisims Government chair Kevin McKay said it’s too early for it to come to any conclusion about a pipeline route through the memorial park or any other route.

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female business leaders in Prince Rupert early Wednesday morning, said the BG Group is preparing for the next major step in pursuing its terminal proposal. “The major focus is completing the work for the environmental assessment. We have been busy carrying out baseline studies and that work is drawing to a close in the coming months, so we will be gathering all of that information together and plan to submit the environmental assessment document in the middle on next year,” she said.


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IT WILL GO ON LINE! Anna Elizabeth Rosang (Bergman) November 22, 1927 – November 19, 2013 With sadness we announce the passing of Anna. She was blessed to go peacefully in her sleep and is survived by her son Cliff (Janice), daughter Judy (John Carlsen); grandchildren Tyler, Vohn, Dene, Michael; great-grandchildren Mackailyn, Tasia, Alissa, Alexis, Ava, Leif, Ben, sister-in-law Winnie Bergman, her many nieces and nephews, as well as childhood friends Norman Iverson and Lenny Hadland. Predeceased by husband Ole, brother Johnny, sister Linnea, and grandson Brad. Anna had a great zeal for life and was always ready to try something new. She and her brother and sister loved each other dearly with Anna and Linnea spending much time together throughout their lives. She loved children and animals and had immense compassion for others. Her family and friends enjoyed her stories and unique way of looking at things. Anna lived the majority of her life in Oona River in her beloved home that her husband Ole built and due to the continual love and support she received from her brother Johnny, his wife Winnie and many devoted nieces and nephews, she was able to continue living there even after her own children moved. Someone always stopped in, offering rides to and from the many community gatherings. Anna has been described by some as the most happiest person they ever met. She lived a rich life of fishing and logging with her husband, hiking and rowing in Oona with Tyler and Brad, even gillnetting the whole BC Coast in her 60's with grandson Vohn, successfully learned to downhill ski after her 50th birthday and rode a horse at 70! She will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Family and friends held a Celebration of Life in Prince Rupert to remember Anna and will gather to spread her ashes at Oona River in August 2014. Contact Judy at or Cliff at Also, view

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Passed away December 15, 2008 I cried when you passed away. I still cry today Although I loved you dearly I couldn’t make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating Hard working hands at work God Broke my heart to prove to me He only takes the best Lot’s of love, thinking of you every day Your loving wife Bernice

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December 15, 2008 Five years It’s been five years since we felt so sad, It’s been five years since the news was bad. It’s been five years, we think of the time we had, It’s been five years and we still love you and miss you Dad Love Val FOR THE AFTERNOON CUP...



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Merry Christmas Friends;

We are so thankful for the many partnerships we have in our community... partnerships with local businesses, with Service Clubs, with Community organizations, with our fellow churches, and with so many wonderful and caring individuals. Because of your support we have been able to be a helping hand to those who find themselves at points of need. Here is a capsule of what we together have provided this year:

• Sally Ann’s Bistro: Operating six days a week, we have served more than 40,500 meals during the year at a cost of approximately $70,800 • Food Bank - Our Food Bank is open five days a week this year and more than 3,00families will have received assistance at a cost of some $77,600 • Christmas Hampers 2012 - More than 27,000 people (858 families and singles) were helped with food gift cards and toys for all the children at a cost of some $90,000 • Thrift Store - In addition to providing us with funding to maintain our community ministries the store also helped more than 1,600 people with free clothing and housewares at a cost of $52,000 • Emergency Shelter - More than 175 people received emergency shelter and meal assistance during the year. This service is fully funded by BC Housing. While need continues to be great, we are pleased to note that numbers in our soup kitchen and food bank have decreased by some 10%. We are expecting to serve 850 families through our Christmas program and we want to thank you in advance for your ongoing support. Please know how much we value our partnerships as we work together to bring the hope and joy this season represents into so many lives. Merry Christmas friends and may you enjoy our Lord’s rich blessings.

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Seniors Centre notes By Donna PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Important — Seniors Centre Christmas open house on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring yourself, a guest and a finger food. There will be music and door prizes! Wednesday, Dec. 18 Seniors Bingo Christmas Party. Bingo starts at 1 p.m. and will end around 2 p.m. The Aboriginal Head Start Preschoolers are coming to entertain us at 2 p.m. and

we’ll be serving goodies of course. The Seniors’ Centre will be closed Dec. 25, 26, 27 and Jan. 1. We do regret when we have to close our doors, but it is nice for our volunteers to have a break and spend time with their families. We will make sure that Monday, Dec. 30 the heat, lights and coffee will be on and ready for your return to the Centre. Merry Christmas everyone. P.S. Please put Sunday, Jan. 5 on your calendar for the first pancake breakfast of the season from 10 a.m. to noon.






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Rodney Proskiw and Jeff Carlson of the Prince Rupert Lions Club present a $5,000 cheque to Capt. Gary Sheils of the Salvation Army, money raised during the club’s Diamond Dinner. The Lions are now preparing for their next event, the Blue Knuckle Derby on Dec. 27.

Students taking the stage School students from throughout Prince Rupert will be taking to the stage of the Lester Centre this Saturday for the annual Christmas Concert. The show gets underway at 2 p.m. and includes bands, jazz bands and

choirs from the District plus guests, the Prince Rupert Community Band and the Muskeg Swing Band. Entry is by donation, with funds raised going to the Charles Hays Secondary School music studio.

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CHSS students shine in Beauty and the Beast By Martina Perry PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Charles Hays Secondary School (CHSS) students and staff told “a tale as old as time” for this year’s musical production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. After months of preparations, CHSS presented three showings of the production at the Lester Centre of the Arts last week. Beauty and the Beast tells the story of outsider Belle (Jessica Bruce) who goes into the woods in search of her missing father Maurice (Skylar Tuba). After being chased by a pack of wolves, Maurice finds himself prisoner in the castle of selfish prince who was cursed into a beast (Allen Liu). Belle pleads to be taken prisoner instead of her father, which is a pleasant surprise to the castle servants, who were turned into inanimate objects as part of the same curse (Aaron Grant, Cyrus Sobredo, Jenny Nguyen, Kelsy Casavant, Tony Duong and Zoey Hellfors). The only way the Beast and castle workers can escape the curse is for the Beast to fall in love with someone who loves him back. As Belle and the Beast’s relationship begins to build, an anger mob of villages lead by Gaston (Ryan Wightman), his sidekick Lefou (Grace Stewart) and Monsieur D’Arque (Brandon Skaar)


come to kill the Beast who they have deemed a monster. It’s only after the Beast sees Belle has returned to the castle to warn him of the coming danger that he decides to fight back against Gaston, winning both the fight and Belle’s heart. Thirty-one cast and ensemble members from CHSS were featured in Beauty and the Beast, with an orchestra lead by Musical Director Jeff Saunders. The orchestra consisted of 11 students and four community members, performing music by Alan Menken, with the music’s lyrics being written by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Students sang classics like Be Our Guest, Gaston and Beauty and the Beast, while incorporating dance moves by student choreographers Jenny Nguyen, Julia Cunha, Kate Tattersall, Bronte Pike and Jessica Bruce. The production included an elaborate set, consisting of a massive two-story castle, as well as a number of props to bring the village and Belle and Maurice’s home to life, which was created by students in the CHSS Musical Theatre course and other departments of the school, along with volunteers. Jacqueline Jackson, Lonni Bryant and Lynne Couvillion created outstanding costumes for Beauty and the Beast, with the help of more than 15 textile students.

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Top: The Beast (Allen Liu) and Belle (Jessica Bruce) look in the mirror to see where Belle’s father is. Below: Cogsworth (Aaron Grant), Mrs. Potts (Kelsy Casavant), Chip (Tony Duong) and Lumiere (Cyrus Sobredo) plan to bring Belle and the Beast together.

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Haida Gwaii collectively blasts BC Ferries’ cuts proposal BY MARTINA PERRY HAIDA GWAII / The Northern View

Representatives of BC Ferries and the B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure heard massive public outcry from Haida Gwaii residents about the proposed ferry sailing cuts during consultation meetings last week. While the BC Coastal Ferries Community Engagement meetings were held to engage with ferry users on strategies to ensure long-term sustainability of the coastal ferry network, those in attendance took the opportunity to reiterate their opposition to sailing reductions. “People pointed out that most of these cuts are happening in the north and that a disproportionate amount of the savings is happening in the north,” said Skeena - Queen Charlotte Regional District Sandspit representative Evan Putterill. “You can’t just eliminate a service. You should be looking at ways at supplying the service in a less expensive way,” Mayor Carol Kulesha of Queen Charlotte said. “What we need is to impress upon the province and its elected officials is that this is just not acceptable.” The first meeting in Haida Gwaii was held in Sandspit on Dec. 2, with Putterill saying more than 100 people showed up and approximately 15 spoke against the reductions. “The biggest thing people were focusing on was the fact that there was absolutely no economic assessment done on how this would harm communities ... the reps there confirmed that was the case and that they really didn’t have a reason for not doing one,” Putterill said, adding the meeting was “disheartening” because there weren’t any answers for people’s questions. Putterill said the cut in sailings will hit people in Sandspit hard, including those who depend on the Kwuna route to get to work. “Cutting the Kwuna Ferry will mean many people will not be able to get to work, or won’t be able to work their current hours,” he said, adding the reduction will also mean people won’t be able to participate in community events, meetings or political processes. Kulesha said between 110 and 120 people attended the consultation in Queen Charlotte on Dec. 3, with a number of them voicing their concerns. “It was a polite crowd, but there were a lot of feelings about [the cuts] being a destructive move for our economy, health and general well-being,” she said. Kulesha said concerns heard at the meeting last Tuesday included mail only being delivered to Haida Gwaii once a week, that people needing to visit the orthodontist would see an increase in time and costs associated with travelling to Prince Rupert and the delivery of groceries would be greatly reduced. “If we miss a sailing, that means we will be waiting another four days with the food sitting in trailers,” she

Approximately 180 people came out to the BC Ferries open house on Dec. 4 in Masset

“It is too bad the Minister doesn’t have the guts to come out to one of these communities.” - Evan Putterill said. Mayor Kulesha echoed the importance of the Kwuna route. “People go to work in Sandspit and people from Sandspit come to Queen Charlotte. Kids take the ferry to go to school. That seemed to be the worst cut of all,” Kulesha said. “If we don’t have Kwuna, we need a bridge.” Masset Mayor Andrew Merilees said people at Masset’s Dec. 4 meeting were also upset an economic study on the effects of the cuts wasn’t done. “It was very irresponsible of the government to try to save ... but not realize [the savings were] going to hit the coastal communities to a greater extent. There was a lot of upset people and discussion around the failure of the government to do what we thought of as basic things before they would make such a significant decision,” Merilees said. At the meeting in Masset, Merilees said about 200 people showed up, with a variety of impacts being heard from those in attendance. “We heard from people that it was going to impact their

ability to visit family in Prince Rupert, or elsewhere in the province. We heard it was going to seriously increase costs and hardships for people getting to medical appointments because it is going to extend people’s stays by several days ... we also heard from a number of businesses that the changes are going to seriously impact their ability to grow the economies of our small communities,” he said. Merilees provided updates throughout the meeting through his Twitter account, providing comments from some of the people in attendance. “You are destroying our way of life here,” said Sharon Mathews of Masset. All leaders contacted by the Northern View said coastal ferry routes should be treated as part of the highway system and were disappointed Todd Stone, the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, didn’t attending any of the consultation meetings last week. Putterill said he hopes representatives at the meetings in Haida Gwaii relay the message to the minister, one of anger from those living on the islands. “It’s too bad that the minister didn’t have the guts to come out to one of these communities. He’s the decision maker. I understand ministers are busy people, but it would’ve been good for him to come out to at least one of these meetings in one of the areas being hit hard,” he said. Kulesha said she personally invites Stone to Haida Gwaii. “If you’re going to cut off something so important, you should come and talk to the people yourself,” she said.

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Report from the Masset RCMP

Rea re-elected in Old Massett Chief councillor looks to busy years ahead


The Masset RCMP responded to 29 calls for service this past week. This included five drunk in public files, two traffic complaints and two assaults. Below are details of some of the calls the Masset RCMP responded to during the past week: On Nov. 29, Masset RCMP received a complaint that a bag of sporting equipment had been stolen from a vehicle on Teal Blvd. sometime over the previous night. The vehicle was unlocked at the time of the theft. Again, the Masset RCMP would like to remind people to lock their vehicles when not in them. This is a common occurrence in the area, as opportunistic thieves check vehicles to see if they are unlocked. On the afternoon of Nov. 29, Masset RCMP dealt with several intoxicated people in downtown Masset. Two were lodged in cells until they were safe and sober, one was safe enough to go home, and one was so intoxicated the ambulance was requested to transport the person to the hospital. On Dec. 1, a female reported that a male who was on conditions not to contact her was following her around Masset and bugging her. The male had also been drinking contrary to his conditions. The male was located inside the Mile Zero Pub and was arrested. All told the male was breaching four of his release conditions.


Residents of Old Massett went to the polls on Dec. 2, overwhelmingly returning incumbent Chief Councillor Ken Rea to the community’s top spot. Rea was running against three other candidates for the position and received 184 of the 363 votes, giving him just over 50 per cent of the popular vote. The next closest challenger was Roger Smith, who finished with 88 votes, followed by Ronald - Ken Rea Brown with 71 votes and Greg White with six votes. “I have always been in touch with the community and have always felt encouraged and supported, so it is nice to see that support validated,” said Rea of the election victory, noting the next two years promise to be busy ones in the community. “I would like to see some of the things that have been initiated finished. We have a lot of projects on the go and some of them are quite complicated — everything from energy to tourism to infrastructure in Old Massett.” Seven candidates put their name forward in hopes of filling the four vacant councillor seats, with the two incumbents capturing the majority of the votes. With 361 people casting their ballots, Coun. John T. Jones

“We have a lot of projects on the go.”

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Old Massett Chief Councillor Ken Rea, seen here during the Meet the Canucks event, was easily re-elected.

received the most votes with 200 followed by incumbent Harold Yeltatzie with 182 votes. They will be joined in council chambers by Brandon Kallio, who received 168 votes, and Lisa Bell, who received 163 votes. The unelected candidates were not far behind, as Alfred Setso Sr. Received 158 votes, Vince Collison received 148 votes and Shane Bell received 105 votes. The new council were elected for a two-year term that end on Dec. 7, 2015 and Rea noted there is a process underway to change the local election act which, if successful, would change the terms of the next election.

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Mark Van Doorn of the BC Environmental Assessment Agency discusses pipeline routing with District of Port Edward chief administrative officer Ron Bedard during the company’s Dec. 5 open house at the Port Edward Community Hall.

After months of decline, Fairview Terminal saw a significant jump in traffic last month. The total tonnage handled by the terminal in November increased 16.69 per cent yearover-year, from 43,532 TEUs in 2012 to 50,798 TEUs in 2013, with imports climbing from 25,286 TEUs last year to 28,940 TEUs this year, an increase of 14.45 per cent. While export traffic saw the largest increase, jumping 19.79 per cent to sit at 21,857 TEUs, that number is skewed by the 30 per cent drop empty container being shipped out. The number of loaded TEUs leaving Prince Rupert increased from 9,862 TEUs last November to 16,024 TEUs this November — a difference of 62.49 per cent. Despite the increase, total traffic through Fairview Terminal remains below that of 2012 through 11 months. So far this year the terminal has handled 464,445.5 TEUs compared to 515,923.9 TEUs last year, a drop of 3.78 per cent. Import traffic has fallen 3.28 per cent from 290,566.15 to 281,033 and exports are down 4.41 per cent despite a 23.82 per cent increase in loaded container exports. While the numbers for Fairview Terminal were strong in November, the same cannot be said for the other terminals under the Prince Rupert Port Authority umbrella. Prince Rupert Grain was the only terminal

to see a year-over-year increase, climbing 4.03 per cent from 566,010 tonnes last November to 588,806 tonnes this November. The terminal is up 12.5 per cent so far this year having moved 4.76 million tonnes compared to 4.24 million tonnes. Ridley Terminals saw a 70 per cent drop in year-over-year traffic, experiencing drops in every type of coal and moving 476,086 tonnes of product compared to 1.61 million tonnes last November. Despite the drop, RTI remains on track to beat last year’s number and is up 3.38 per cent at 10.99 million tonnes compared to 10.64 million tonnes. There were no logs moved through the harbour compared to 58,332 tonnes last November, and 516 tonnes of fabrications kept the harbour traffic from being zeros across the board. The harbour is also up through 11 months of the year, moving 356,076 tonnes in 2013 compared to 315,681 tonnes in 2012. For the month of November, the total tonnage moving through the Port of Prince Rupert dropped 41 per cent compared to last November, but the Prince Rupert Port Authority remains on track to set another tonnage record this year. So far 21.09 million tonnes of goods have moved through Prince Rupert compared to 20.35 million tonnes last year, an increase of 3.62 per cent. Of note, November marked the first time wood pellets from Westview Terminal showed on the monthly traffic stats. The first shipment saw 1,107 tonnes of pellets loaded onto the Star Manx last week.

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Dec 15: Ministerial Association Community Advent Series at 7 pm Salvation Army

Dec 24: First United Church Christmas Eve Services: Family Service at 7 p.m. Communion Service at 11 p.m.

Prince Rupert Seniors Centre Bingo Fridays 1- 3pm. Everyone 19 yrs and older welcome.

Dec 19: First United Church Christmas Services: Blue Christmas Service at 7 p.m.


Al-Anon Meetings: First Presbyterian Church, 233 4th Ave. E in basement. Tues. 8pm. All are welcome. Call 250627-4899

Dec 19: Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Program: Registration and hamper pickup are available Thursday, Dec, 19: 9am-12 noon, 1-5 pm, 6-8 pm. Dec 20: Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Program: Registration and hamper pickup available Friday, Dec. 20: 9 am-12 noon, 1-5 pm. Dec 21: Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Program: Registration and hamper pickup is available Saturday, Dec. 21: 9 am - 12 noon. Dec 22: Ministerial Association Community Advent Series at 7 pm St. Andrew’s Anglican

Canadian Cancer Society is looking for volunteers to help with the daffodil campaign in April. Please contact Judy Rea at (250) 624-3913 for more details. 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 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 250624-4787 or Kathleen 250-624-5652. The coffee is always on! 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

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 604-8955790 Friendship House of Prince Rupert Hosts: AamaGoot Power Puff Girlz Club (ages 7-12) Tues. 3- 5pm, 3rd floor meeting rm. AamaGoot Ladyz Club (18yrs +) Learn new artistic designs through sewing, beading, etc. Fridays 14pm, 3rd floor meeting room. Call Carol Doolan at the Friendship House 250627-1717, ext. 64 for more info.

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. Visit the Military Museum at the Royal Canadian Legion 1pm- 4pm from Thurs -Sunday 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. Calling all Musicians! Prince Rupert Community Band and Choir are seeking new members No Auditions necessary! PR Community Band meets Mon. 7:309pm 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


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Hike those highway speed limits, say a third of BC residents suburban highways and A significant number of 120 on the Coquihalla British Columbians clearly is reasonable. In my don’t buy the safety manexperience, it is not tra that speed kills. speed alone but excesIn fact, according to a sive speed combined new Insights West poll, with over-driving the conducted in partnership weather/road condiwith Black Press, 37 tions that kills. It is also percent of residents (and 39 percent of drivers) More than half of true to say that that dramatic speed differbelieve a higher speed those polled believe entials of traffic is also limit should be posted a major contributor to on our major highways. the province should Currently, 100 km/h is the not bring back photo road carnage. However, while that may be true maximum on most freeradar. on congested urban ways, while 110 km/h is roads it is less so on posted on the Coquihalla Keith Morgan the highway where few Highway and parts of the people are travelling Okanagan connector. below the posted limit and I don’t “The fascinating issue on this question see another 10 km/h hike making for is the gender gap,” said Mario Canseco, major mishaps. Vice President, Public Affairs at Insights Not surprisingly, the online survey of a West. “While half of men in BC would representative provincial sample also like to see a higher speed limit, just shows that a majority of residents one-in-four women concur with this believe that photo radar should not view.” be brought back. More than half of However, it was surprising to see that those polled (53 more than half (55 percent) believe percent) believe the speed limits should be left alone. the province should Another five percent want to see not bring back limits lowered. photo radar, which It’s surprising if you read the newswas introduced in paper letters pages and listen to the the 1990s as a province’s radio talk shows, where the measure to curb 100-click limit is commonly referred to speeding, but as unrealistic on today’s well-designed was abandoned highways. in 2001. As a frequent driver of the network, While almost I have to agree that a 110 limit on the




half of residents aged 55 (48 percent) would like to see photo radar coming back, support is decidedly lower among residents aged 18-to-34 (36 percent) and 35-to-54 (31 percent). I supported photo radar initially because when used in high-collision locations, elsewhere in the world, it has a remarkable record for reducing death and injuries. It never operated that way in BC and soon became public enemy number one where it was perceived as merely a cash cow for greedy provincial government. Residents were also asked about the quality of British Columbia’s roads and infrastructure. More than seven-in-

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ten (74 percent) rate it as “good” (68 percent) or “very good” (6 percent), while only 22 per cent deem it “bad” (19 percent) or “very bad” (3 percent). Overall, only 16 percent of British Columbians believe that the province’s roads are “not too safe” or “not safe at all” for motorists, while four-in-five (82 percent) consider them “very safe” or “moderately safe.” This is the first of four surveys Insights West will conduct during the next year in partnership with Black Press. We hope these poll findings will find their way in the current speed limit and traffic safety review by the provincial government. This week in Driveway, our “Question of the Week” and “Drives-U-Crazy” spots focus on speed-related issues please participate online. About the survey: Results are based on an online study conducted from October 23 to October 27, 2013, among 838 British Columbians who are aged 18+ and are Your Insights panel members. is Insights West’s in-house access panel offering on-demand samples for both clients and research suppliers looking for Western Canadian populations. The data has been statistically weighted according to Canadian census figures for age and gender. While statistical margins of error are arguably not applicable to online panels/online studies of this nature, we have assumed that the same margins of error apply as if it were a true unweighted random probability sample with a margin of error of +/- 3.4 percentage points, nineteen times out of twenty. To view the detailed data tabulations go to

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2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 a stylish price The Mercedes CLA 250 is here and it is a cause for celebration. This stylish compact car is powerful, filled with all kinds of features and starts at an amazing $33,900. What this means for the entire car market is a trend towards more car for less money. If Mercedes Benz can sell such a competent car for so little, the pressure will be on non-premium brands to sharpen their pencil, add more features, and revise their If Mercedes prices lower. Mercedes already has Benz can sell such a a very affordable competent car for so hatchback with the B250, which arrived little, the pressure will about a year ago be on non-premium and is the basis for brands to sharpen this CLA. Both of their pencil, add more these cars open up Mercedes Benz to a features and revise new market of buytheir prices. ers who might have been thinking about Zack Spencer buying a non-premium brand but now realized a CLA is within reach. This, along with Mercedes strong resale value will help to keep lease rates low, amplifying the value this car offers.




Mercedes helped create the “coupe” 4-door sedan several years ago with the CLS sedan, which is

based on the E-Class sedan. By dropping the roof, raking the front and rear windows and adding a more aggressive front end, produces an eye-catching sedan that looks classy and aggressive at the same time. Mercedes has taken this formula and applied it to the B-Class platform to produce this coupe-like sedan. The base model comes with 17inch wheels but the sport package is great value, at $1,600, which adds 18-inch AMG wheels and extra AMG exterior trim pieces. The side windows are slim as is the back window for limited outward visibility, not so much for the driver but the rear seat passengers, especially kids.


One trend I’m not sure I like is placing a screen in the centre of the dash, like putting an iPad Mini in the permanently placed in middle of the dash. It doesn’t look particularly polished, almost like an afterthought. Audi’s new A3 sedan, arriving in March, has the ability to lower their screen, which I think is a better approach. The premium package is a must because it includes a huge panoramic sunroof, backup camera, automatic climate control and heated front seats; all of this for $2,800. This is a small car; the roof feels very low and back seat passenger’s needs to be children or shorter adults. Rear seat outward visibility is limited and legroom is also at a premium.


The launch event for this new CLA was held in the Washington DC area, leaving historic Georgetown and heading towards Maryland’s ports and navel academy. This provided some excellent stop-and-go traffic opportunities in Washington’s morning rush hour and then getting to stretch the new CLA’s legs

The Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 will have other producers playing catchup. on fabulous Interstate highways. The power plant is a direct injection turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with a healthy 208hp. The power goes through a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission to the front wheels. The more expensive and powerful 355hp CLA 45 AMG has an all wheel drive (AWD) system as standard equipment but the base CLA 250 will get this important option sometime in 2014. Power is fantastic, especially if the transmission is placed in the sportier mode. This car cruises effortlessly at highway speeds and passes with ease. All CLA models come with a Collision Prevention Assist feature that alerts the driver to the possibility of an impending collision.


We are heading into a wonderful period of lower priced cars, or vehicle fitted with more standard features. This new CLA 250 is a perfect example of

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The following three questions are probably what I’m asked most often when someone finds out about my line of work. 1) What is my favourite car? 2) What car would I buy if The Touareg I had an unlimited amount of money? was within our 3) Do you watch Top Gear? price range, it had I can’t really say what my generous cargo favourite car is because capacity, all-wheel there are many I love. Whether it’s a subcompact drive (for our (Fiat 500 Turbo) to a supervarious trips up the car (Bentley Continental mountains) and GT Speed Coupe), there are just so many good best of all a diesel ones to choose from. engine. Let’s skip to question three. Alexandra Straub Yes, I do watch Top Gear and am thoroughly entertained by it. Any car lover would be. And who wouldn’t fall in love with the British accent? Addressing question number two: What car would I buy if I had an unlimited budget? Well, at this point in my life, that’s not the case. I have yet to win the lottery. But I can refine the question to, if I had to buy a vehicle for my family, what would it be? Currently, we’re the owners of a 2001 VW Cabrio. We imported it from Southern California and have put quite a few kilometres on it. But, we needed something that was bigger, had more trunk space, was preferably a diesel and could make it through the snow. So, the hunt began. It actually began in December of 2012. The better half and I went looking for an SUV. It didn’t matter if it had five or seven seats. We preferred a diesel but were not excluding gasoline options. The first place we went to was the Mercedes-Benz dealership. The ML350 Bluetec was in a new generation and something we were interested in. However, with the options we wanted and a three month wait time, the price was out of our range and the wait was too long. Then we looked into the Mazda CX-

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this. Other new entries include the latest A3 that arrives in March and starts at $31,100 and then the new BMW 1 Series will arrive in about a year. For the price of a well-equipped non-premium brand Canadians can now get a premium German sedan for about the same price. If I were to get this CLA 250, I would include the premium package to get the sunroof, backup camera and heated seats. The Sport package is also tempting for the bigger wheels. This would bring the price up to $38,300. Not cheap, but you do a get a lot of car and features for this price. I hear that BC’s Mercedes Benz dealers have had huge interest in this new CLA with back orders now in place as they try to get as many cars as they can. A nice problem for Mercedes to have and they derive it as this is a great car for the money.

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Alexandra Straub stands on the lot next to he 2014 VW Touraeg. 9. Granted, it’s not a diesel but a classy car and one that’s nice to drive. Again, the Ford Explorer Sport was not diesel, but a strong contender. Though, the fuel economy wasn’t as stellar as we had hoped. We had spent the better part of a road trip in an Acura MDX in 2013 but wanted to wait until 2014 for the all-new version to come out. After taking that for a spin, that was top three on the list. We also fancied the Volvo XC90 and the Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel. With all these great options, it was hard to narrow it down. But there was one that we had still not looked at. That was the 2014 VW Touareg TDI. It wasn’t hard to fall in love with it. As a VW owner, it’s something I should have thought about right away but for some reason didn’t. Regardless, testing it out fit everything we were looking for. The Touareg was within our price range, it had a generous cargo capacity, all-wheel drive (for our various trips up the mountain) and best of all, a diesel engine. I’m a huge supporter of alternatives to gas-powered vehicles, whether that’s diesel, electric or hybrids. It only

seemed fitting to welcome this type of beautiful machine into our home. Upon recommendation from a colleague, we went to Gold Key VW in Langley where our sales rep, John Nielsen, was fabulous. Upon entry into the dealership, we knew exactly what we wanted. He joked with us that we were making his job very easy. We said we can make it difficult if he wanted! We didn’t. The whole process was anything but painful. In fact, it was very pleasant. It seemed as though the other clients of the dealership were also experiencing the same thing. And from what I’ve heard from readers who have emailed me about the car buying process, it is becoming more enjoyable for many people. I’m happy to hear that. With our new addition to the family and smiles on everyone’s faces, we couldn’t be happier. We’ve also driven almost 2,000 kilometres in the first two weeks of having the Touareg TDI at home and have only filled the tank twice. Even better!

Self-appointed speed cops are a danger to themselves and everybody else on the road. We’ve all seen them in action: they stick themselves in the centre lane at the speed limit and will not move over to let anybody pass. It promotes impatience and frustration which leads to smashes. Leave speed enforcement to the cops. What drives-u-crazy.

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Marijuana referendum fails to find support BY JEFF NAGEL VANCOUVER / Black Press

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The Sensible BC campaign to spark the decriminalization of marijuana in B.C. is officially up in smoke after falling short of its goal. Pot activists received 210,000 signatures or about two-thirds of the 300,000 needed – 10 per cent of voters in all 85 B.C. ridings –  for their initiative petition to potentially trigger a referendum. They had aimed for a target of 450,000 to provide a buffer against disqualified signatures. “It’s a pretty remarkable accomplishment,” Sensible BC head Dana Larsen. “We’ve definitely demonstrated a high level of organization and support for this cause. Had we been operating under the rules of pretty much any other referendum system in the world, we would have qualified to be on the ballot.” He said the 4,500 registered petitioners – triple the number at the start of the 90day campaign  –  reached the threshold required by Elections BC in 19 electoral

districts and got at least eight per cent in five more. Successful local campaigns happened on much of Vancouver Island, the Kootenays and other parts of the Interior. But in the vote-rich Lower Mainland that holds the most districts, marijuana advocates came up short. They reached the 10 per cent threshold in just Vancouver-West End and Vancouver-Mount Pleasant, with no other local wins in the rest of Metro Vancouver or the Fraser Valley. They came closest in the three North Shore ridings with eight per cent plus. Sensible BC aimed to compel the province to pass legislation banning police from expending any time and resources on simple marijuana possession. Larsen said canvassers were harried in some areas by opponents and at times by calls to police as they tried to collect signatures on SkyTrain and BC Ferries. The outcome is nowhere near the 700,000 signatures gathered by Fight HST forces en route to their winning referendum.

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Sensible BC leader Dana Larsen wasn’t able to find enough support for a referendum on the legalization of marijuana.

But Larsen argues the province must now look “very seriously” at the marijuana issue, particularly as states such as Washington and Colorado move to full pot legalization. He says history shows even failed campaigns can have impact. A prior initiative in 2002 pushing proportional representation received 98,000 signatures but led to a citizens

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There’s more to the commercial fishing industry than dollars and cents, and a recent study addresses this gap in knowledge. Ecotrust Canada and the TBuck Suzuki Foundation hosted Charting Our Own Course: A Forum on Community-Based Management last week to release the findings of the duos’ new study Understanding Values in Canada’s North Pacific, and to start dialogue on community-based fisheries management in the region. “In doing our work and hearing the stories from those around us, we really believe that resourcedependent communities are only going to survive if people that are connected to the resources have a say about how that resource is used and how it’s managed,” Devlin Fernandes, manager of Ecotrust Canada Programs, said. The event started off with Ecotrust Canada Fisheries policy analyst Arthur Bull speaking about community-based management. Bull shared his experiences with working with communitybased fisheries management on the east coast of Canada and what he knows about communities managing their own fisheries around the world. Then Des Nobles of the TBuck Suzuki Environmental Foundation and Fernandes made a presentation on the joint study done by TBuck Suzuki and Ecotrust Canada on the value fishing brings to communities in the PNCIMA region, and why it’s important for people to look beyond traditional economic analysis. When compiling information for the study, 23 fishermen from Prince Rupert and Lax Kw’alaams were interviewed. Nobles said these two communities were chosen as they had substantial fleets still in operation, and a large connection to the fishery. Both First Nation and non-First Nation fishermen were spoken to, with questions revolving around 10 subjects.

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Vigil honours massacre victims Have your say on speed BY MARTINA PERRY


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Friday marked the 24th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre and the North Coast Transition Society held a vigil at Northwest Community College (NWCC) to remember the women who were murdered and raise awareness to end violence against women. On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women attending Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal were killed when a man entered the school with a gun, separated the men from women, and murdered female students because he believed they were feminists. “They died only because they were women, for no other reason,” Treena Decker, Stopping the Violence counsellor of the North Coast Transition Society, said during the event. Planning 10 students from Charles Hays Secondary Students created 14 paper silhouettes to represent victims of the Montreal Massacre, which were laid out in the Multipurpose Room at NWCC and down the hallway at the entrance of the school. “It allowed students to have a discussion about gender violence and the realities of the world we live in. All we can hope is we keep having dialogue that will encourage change,” Decker said. A brief biography of each of the women was read by people in attendance, while red roses was laid on the floor to represent each victim. Then, those at the vigil shared a moment of silence to honour the lives of the 14 women and the lives of all men who died because of gender-based violence. “Despite the important work that has been done to end violence against women, on this day we are reminded that this work is far from complete,” said North Coast MLA Jennifer

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