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Prince Rupert VOL. 8 no. 52

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 FREE

Merry Christmas

Business Pacific NorthWest LNG opens office Page A7

From the Staff and Management of The Northern View

Arts On the rise at the Lester Centre Page A8

Joint Review Panel approves Northern Gateway Sports Rapids place second in Kitimat Page A11

Haida Gwaii Buildings coming down in 2014 Page B1

Opponents quick to question integrity of panel process By Shaun Thomas PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The Enbridge Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel has recommended the federal government approve the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline, subject to 209 conditions. “Based on a scientific and precautionary approach to this complex review, the panel found that the project, if built and operated in compliance with the conditions set out in its report, would be in the public interest,” read a statement from the panel. The panel found that “opening Pacific Basin markets is important to the Canadian economy and society.” The panel also found that “the project would bring significant local, regional, and national economic and social benefits”. But those assertions did not sit well with project opponents, who called the

“It is a sad day for democracy when we know our voices haven’t been heard.” - Jennifer Rice recommendation an affront to democracy. “As British Columbians, we feel very disappointed and let down ... it is a sad day for democracy when we know our voices haven’t been heard,” said North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice while surrounded by supporters at a news conference on Dec. 19. Those sentiments were echoed by Tsimshian hereditary chiefs Clarence Nelson and Murray Smith who, although not

speaking on behalf of their bands until they had time to speak to other tribes, said this recommendation should only serve to bring First Nations together. “Personally I hope that this will unite First Nations. We have to speak with one voice because this will affect our Nations in different ways,” said Nelson, who called it “cold hearted news”. “I am so, so disappointed that our voices were not heard again. My concern is always whether we will be heard or whether we will be pushed to the side and it is clear that is what has happened again ... we are one voice, and that voice is saying no,” added Smith. Skeena - Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen wasn’t surprised by the panel’s decision, calling the process bias from the start. He said he expects the project will now move from the public domain into the courthouse. See ENBRIDGE on Page A3

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Students could Project likely headed to court: MP lose $15,000 Lack of executive puts PAC at risk

By Shaun Thomas PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Unless parents become more involved, students at Charles Hays Secondary could be out $15,000 in support funding. A message to parents on Dec. 19 warned that the Charles Hays Secondary School Parent Advisory Council is “in danger of folding” as it currently has no executive in place and very few parents have been attending the meetings. The group receives approximately $15,000 in gaming funds from the province every year, money that would be lost should nobody come forward to fill the needed positions. “These funds are used to support a variety of activities in the school. Last year the Parent Advisory Council supported sports teams, the band, drama, students taking food safe, presented bursaries at grad, supported a variety of after school activities and more,” said the school in a recorded message sent to parents. The school is hoping to find volunteer parents willing to step forward to keep the money coming into the school during an emergency meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Charles Hays Secondary School library.

ENBRIDGE from Page A1 “The risks far outweigh the benefits but the project will move on to the next stage, which I am guessing will be the courts as First Nations are prepared for that ... this has only further marginalized the voices of First Nations people. The government just said to 78 First Nations who opposed this pipeline, ‘we don’t care’,” said Cullen Cullen said if he had one message to Stephen Harper and Enbridge, it would be to find a way to back down while there is still time. “It is ultimately going to be a very destructive thing. They are not going to build the pipeline and they are going to do a lot of damage along the way,” he said. “This does not lead anywhere good, certainly not for Enbridge or the federal government.” Al Monaco, president and CEO of Enbridge said the company isn’t celebrating just yet. “We know that more work needs to be done with some aboriginal communities,” he said. “We and our partners will put our best foot forward to further build trust ... we welcome any possible input that would make the project better.” The federal cabinet now has 180 days to approve or reject the panel’s recommendation.

Martina Perry / The Northern View

Protesters rally at the courthouse to express their frustration with the recommendation of the Enbridge Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel.

Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said he encouraged people to see for themselves what the report says. “Now that we have received the report, we will thoroughly review it, consult with affected Aboriginal groups and then make our decision. We also encourage everyone with an interest to take the time and review the report,” he said. “Our government will continue to improve the safe transportation of energy products across Canada. No project will be approved unless it is safe for Canadians and safe for the environment.” B.C. Environment Minister Mary Polak said approval by the federal panel meets one of its five conditions,

but doesn’t change the province’s position against the pipeline until the other four are met. They include satisfying legal obligations to consult and accommodate aboriginal communities and developing “world leading” safety and spill response on land and at sea. “We believe we’ve made progress in highlighting the very important steps that are going to need to be taken … but we need to see evidence that this work is going to be achieved,” she said. Rice said provincially, Premier Christy Clark needs to stand up to the federal government. “If she is a real leader, she will stand up to Stephen Harper and tell him this project cannot go ahead,” she

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Staff cuts coming to museum after grants frozen Groups respond to city decision By Martina Perry PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Job losses are coming after the City of Prince Rupert voted to freeze Community Enhancement Grants at the 2013 levels for the year ahead. A number of community groups were looking for an increase in funding in 2014, including the Lester Centre of the Arts, the Prince Rupert Library and the Museum of Northern BC, but will now have to move forward with less money than hoped for. The Museum of Northern BC requested more than $40,000 in additional funding this year to avoid staff and programming cuts, however council agreed not to increase the museum’s community enhancement grant this year. “Given the fact that the cost of everything is going up and the grant isn’t ... we are going to cut staff. We’ll have to see what impact that has on services,” said Susan Marsden, curator of the Museum of Northern BC, adding the impacts on services won’t be known until mid-to-late January. “It just means each staff member has to take on more responsibilities and at a certain point that becomes counterproductive. There’s only so much an individual can do.” Marsden said she knows the city isn’t

in the best place financially, but hopes at some point there will be good news for community groups. “I do respect the fact that the city is struggling, but I do think we’re surrounded by wealth and it’s a bit odd that it doesn’t seem to be trickling down into the actual municipality,” she said, adding she would like to see the city come out with a longterm plan on how to generate more revenue. The Lester Centre of the Arts requested an additional $4,000 to offset premiums for liability insurance covering the Performing Arts Centre Society board of directors and 128 volunteers. Even though the request was denied, Lester Centre general manager Crystal Lorette said there have been some changes since the board approached the city. “We’re back on track. If they freeze us ... we’ll be fine this year,” she said. “There has been a change with the [Municipal Insurance Association]. They will be covering for an additional year because there’s been several organizations in our same situation. They need to re-look at it,” Lorette said, adding the topic will be discussed at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities in the coming year. The Lester Centre may be in the clear for the insurance premiums, but Lorette said the facility is still in need of money.

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The Museum of Northern BC will be cutting staff after the city froze Community Enhancement Grants at the 2013 levels for the coming year.

“When you’re looking at what the city gives us, it just covers the day-to-day operations of the facility. That doesn’t mean wages of the two paid employees that work here,” she said. The Lester Centre had to pay about $50,000 for utility costs last year, with BC Hydro costs expected to increase in 2014. Additionally, the facility is constantly needing to replace old equipment which is generally very expensive. The Prince Rupert Library is waiting to see if it will receive an additional $36,000 in funding this year to help cover operational costs. The city postponed its decision on the increase until January. Chief librarian Joe Zelwietro said he’s pleased the city is at least contemplating the idea.

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“I think the city is giving some serious consideration to our application and are planning to be financially responsible but [are still looking] at what possibilities may exist because of special circumstances at the library,” he said. “We try hard to serve the community and the city is respecting that. I know it’s hard for the city too,” Zelwietro added. The Prince Rupert Golf Course, which last week outlined financial difficulties facing the club in 2014, will receive the same $103,000 as last year. The City of Prince Rupert has currently approved giving out $1,051,075 in community enhancement grants. The city will decide on funding the Visitor’s Information Centre and the Prince Rupert Library in early 2014.

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or some, Christmas can be a time of worry and people stress about finding just the right present for each person on their list. But the truth of the matter is the spirit of Christmas isn’t about the gift people receive. Want proof: Quickly name your favourite present from Christmas 2010? Despite the fact it was only three years ago, I bet there are a lot of people left scratching your head trying to remember what it was. No, Christmas memories are seldom about the present itself so much as it is about the people you spend Christmas with and the experiences you have around the tree. Perhaps my favourite childhood Christmas was when my parents took a bit of extra effort to give Shaun Thomas my brother and I an experience we wouldn’t forget. It was a scavenger hunt that started with a note under the tree and took us to every corner of the house before leading us back to the tree to find a Nintendo Entertainment System waiting to be opened. As I got older, Christmas didn’t lose any of its special meaning. Again, I couldn’t tell you what I got for Christmas, but I can certainly recall the year my brother came back from Alberta for the first time in a year for Christmas and my newborn niece crawling over the empty boxes and rolling around in the piles of wrapping paper. Nowadays Christmas is something I look forward to throughout the year. But if you ask those in my family, having me provide some idea of what I want under the tree is getting harder and harder. And the reason is simple: What I want the most isn’t something you can put under a tree or wrap in some paper. It’s time with my wife and family. It’s sitting around the table with my parents or my in-laws for Christmas dinner. It’s seeing the faces of my nieces, nephews and host daughters as they excitedly unwrap their presents. It’s even checking Facebook (that’s a new one) to connect with distant cousins and their families Christmas is a time for memories. May you and yours make many new and long-lasting ones this holiday season.

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus This editorial first appeared in the New York Sun in 1897, written by Francis Pharcellus EAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. “Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. “Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’ “Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? “VIRGINIA O’HANLON. “115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET.” VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The

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eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You may tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

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December 25, 2013 • Northern View • A5

On the street

What was the biggest news story of 2013? With Martina Perry

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“The whole Enbridge Northern Gateway Project debate.”

“Nelson Mandela’s death.”

“Obviously Mandela’s death.”

“The Joint Review Panel recommending approval of the Northern Gateway Project.”

Photo courtesy Prince Rupert Port Authority ELVES ON ICE: During Prince Rupert’s Winterfest celebrations, Santa Claus himself visited the Port Interpretive Centre in Cow Bay. He was joined by members of the Rupert Rampage hockey club, who posed for photos with over 100 children—and each other.

Off the ice, Rampage Hold companies accountable kindle giving spirit

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Editor: Re: Brian Denton’s letter I could not agree more with Brian’s position on this topic. What he says about this is painfully true and the reality of the situation is a sad statement on how big industry treats the people of the Pacific Northwest. Pinnacle, PRPA, and CN have proven they have absolutely no serious commitments in terms of the improved quality of life and the environment here. They have proven that they are interested in making money and lots of it, damned what anyone thinks once they have their projects in place. In the meantime we are asked to trust future projects like LNG, oil and gas pipelines, container expansion and the like. We are told that new technologies will be developed with the utmost care to ensure clean and responsible operations resulting in jobs, money and quality of life for our region. Is it any wonder the majority of people don’t want or are sceptical about these projects to moving forward? How about just one gesture of good faith. One project that is not cloaked in misinformation for the sake of profit being made at the expense of our town or waterfront. This has not happened yet now has it? Our families have invested our lives in this region and we should have some say in our future. Look at the track record of almost every company that has made huge profits in this region and the mess that has been left behind. How are we supposed to trust these companies when every project to date is filled with lies and empty promises. I too want the north coast to move forward and be prosperous. I too hope we see the jobs and improved infastructure but so far every single turn the PRPA and CN have done together stinks of

hidden agendas and empty promises. The pulp mill site has never been cleaned up and now is a major threat to our environment but everyone seems too concerned about that. The oil bunkers down around Morse Creek left from the second world war are rotting away and the pollution treat has never been addressed. Lots of the empty land in the Cow Bay area is contaminated from big oil companies and due to provincial law there is no requirement for the owners to clean up so the land can be developed. While this all sits here we are asked to be proud and happy with PRPA, CN, and other new industries and to trust them with questionable new projects. We cannot wait for these companies to get a conscience. Unless we make them accountable we will not see any change and for a long while now the City Hall has a terrible track record of holding anyone accountable at all! The definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Lets start holding these companies to their word. I agree with Mr. Denton, time for some accountability and the list of guilty parties continues to grow. There is an old saying that goes like this “ don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining “. I am having a hard time with how wet my leg seems to be getting lately and I am not sure it’s the rain. Daniel Harris Prince Rupert

Editor: On Dec. 3 Michael Chong, a back-bench conservative MP, introduced a bill that would give our individual MPs more freedom to do their jobs and freely represent us. The bill puts power now held by party leaders back into the hands of MPs, local constituencies, and everyday Canadians. We need a stronger, healthier democratic system to deal with the huge issues of our time. The “Reform Act” won’t fix all of the problems

with our democracy, but it is a very good step in the right direction. Already there is support being expressed by MPs from every party. Add your voice to this momentum! Please write to our MP and to all of the party leaders. They are watching to see our response as they make up their minds whether to support this bill or not. Cec Robinson Whaletown, B.C.

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nce again this year, the Prince Rupert Port Authority partnered with the Prince Rupert Rampage to become the team’s title sponsor. This sponsorship helps the Rampage procure the funds needed to purchase ice time, equipment, and travel to games as far away as Williams Lake. But more than that, the Port Authority’s sponsorship of the Rampage is an investment in the spirit of unity that the local hockey team represents for this community. When walking into the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre for a Saturday night home game, it’s difficult to find a single person not enthralled with the action on the ice. The number of Rupertites donning Rampage jerseys and shirts is in itself remarkable, let alone the number of programs and 50/50 tickets purchased by fans. This year the Port Authority has contributed to that experience in a couple of ways. At each home game this season fans have received commemorative hockey cards featuring the faces and stats of Rampage players. And the Port Authority committed once again to matching each home game goal scored by the Rampage with a $100 donation to the local Salvation Army. Through the Port Authority’s joint activities with the team, it’s become apparent that the players have just as much to offer the community off the ice. Since the team was re-established several years ago, players have participated energetically in local events like Seafest and Winterfest, and spearheaded their own like the well-attended Skate with the Rampage. As the title sponsor, it’s been a rewarding experience to partner with the Rampage to introduce new local programs. Earlier this month, the holiday season began with complimentary photos with Santa and members of the Rampage at the Port Interpretive Centre in exchange for food bank donations. More than 100 children walked through the doors on the Saturday afternoon, and in the process accumulated a generous pile of non-perishable food items to support those in need in the community. Over the last two months the team has worked with the Port Authority to enable its Read with the Rampage literacy program. Since October, more than a dozen teammates have visited twelve classrooms in four schools, reading hockey-themed books and answering questions from enthusiastic students. The response they’ve received in the schools has showed that Prince Rupert’s young hockey fans are also voracious readers. Players have plans to visit more classrooms in the new year. The Prince Rupert Port Authority is proud to be associated with the Rampage organization. They continue to impress through their sportsmanship, community engagement, and stalwart efforts to be positive role models for the youth of this community. Re:port is a collaborative promotional venture by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and The Northern View.


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A6 • Northern View • December 25, 2013

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Editor: Across from H&R Block and Archibald Clarke & Defieux in the lower part of Rupert Square Mall is a big empty space. Does anyone remember when Air Canada had their office, ticketing desk and baggage carousel there? Air Canada provided an excellent service. Yes, you still needed to be there early to check in and take the bus to Digby Island. What happened to this service? Pure greed, and disrespect for its client base. They moved to the airport supposedly to save money. Air Canada did not care about its passengers or the City. WestJet has now moved into Terrace. Why has WestJet not spread its wings and also moved to Prince Rupert? Airport manager Rick Reed said we will have not just a new airport but a terminal building the community can be proud of. What good is an empty terminal? Yes, an empty terminal. It will remain that way unless not only ridership increases, but airlines move into our community. You can have the biggest jet in the world land there, but if it is only once a day then your facility is underutilized and will sit vacant and be a drain on the city. In order to keep these user fees down the airport will need to offer passengers more “bang for their buck” The City owns the airport. More of the user fee should be used to offset the ferry costs until, if ever, a fixed link is constructed. Let’s not kid ourselves — it will either be a fixed link or new ferry let’s plan for it. Full utilization of the terminal is essential. Then and only then will we be able to see a break-even point or a small profit. Len Lovering Prince Rupert

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Pacific NorthWest LNG opens office By Shaun Thomas PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The lower level of the Capitol Mall was packed on Dec. 20 to witness the opening of Pacific NorthWest LNG’s community office. Pacific NorthWest LNG president Greg Kist said the creation of a physical presence in the community is an important milestone as the company works to create an LNG export terminal on Lelu Island in Port Edward. “We are committed to this community in every way, with the First Nations, with the businesses and with everyone in Prince Rupert ... we firmly believe that communication is a two-way street. We need to provide information to you, but we want to receive feedback from the people of this community about the project,” he said, noting plans are in place for a similar community office in Port Edward in the new year. “The community office will be the source of information for residents. It will be a place to get answers to any questions people may have and to find information on contract opportunities.” Kist was joined at the open house by Prince Rupert Mayor Jack Mussallem and Port Edward Mayor Dave MacDonald, who both spoke highly of the company. “Pacific NorthWest LNG has come forward as a very transparent company, and if they say they are going to do something, they are going to do it. A lot of people have come and gone, but this shows their commitment ... this is an opportunity for the community at

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MacDonald. Also attending the opening was Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman, who spoke not only about the development of the LNG industry as a whole but about his experience in working with Pacific NorthWest LNG. “We’ve been working with these guys on LNG for a number of years ... these guys are pros. They really know what they’re doing and they are a very professional company,” he said. “This is such an important milestone in the progress of this project because it is letting you know that the arms are open. They’re inviting you to come see them.”

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Musicians, dancers, comedians, jugglers and acrobatics: The Lester Centre of the Arts wants you to be part of the Third Annual Prince Rupert’s Got Talent showcase. The Lester Centre of the Arts will be holding auditions in January for the fundraising show, which will include young contestants competing for a cash prize. “There’s no wrong talent. If you have something to bring, you could walk away with $1,000,” Lester Centre general manager Crystal Lorette said. Auditions for the performance will be held at the centre on Jan. 17 and 18, with a panel of adjudicators selecting between 15 and 20 contestants who will take the stage in February. The only requirement for individuals and groups wanting to tryout is they must be under 25. “One of our mandates [is community outreach], and we like to include youth ... they don’t always get an opportunity for something like this,” Lorette said. “It’s a huge confidence booster for the youth in our community. I know the audience members will not be disappointed,” said Lorette, adding for some it will be their first time on stage. Three out-of-town judges will decide the

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Shoeboxes filled for Start the year with a swim Rotary hosts Christmas overseas Polar Bear Swim

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More than 500 shoeboxes filled with gifts collected in Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii have been sent away to children in the Third World as part of Operation Christmas Child. “Each box will bring joy and hope to a child in the Third World or a child living in refugee camps, war zones or just in abject poverty. Most will never have had a gift in their life,” said Ethel Moorehouse, who has organized the collection for Operation Christmas Child in Prince Rupert for seven years. “I lived in the Third World for awhile, so it means a lot to me when people donate. They have nothing.” Operation Christmas Child is a Samaritan’s Purse program, an evangelical Christian humanitarian organization, that collects shoeboxes Canadians fill with school supplies, hygiene products, candy and more to be given to children living in poverty overseas. In Prince Rupert, volunteers were collecting boxes at Northern Savings Credit Union and the Rupert Square Mall, which both donated space for volunteers. This is the second year volunteers in Haida Gwaii have gathered boxes, helping to collect 528 boxes in both communities. Prince Rupert’s Greyhound terminal shipped the gifts for free to Calgary, where Samaritan’s Purse will fly them out to various countries. T:4.3125”

Jumping into the cold waters of the Prince Rupert harbour on Jan. 1 may not appeal to some, but for many the Polar Bear Swim is a New Year’s Day tradition. This year, members of the Prince Rupert Rotary Club are inviting swimmers and spectators of all ages to Rushbrook Floats next Wednesday for the annual dip in the sea. Those brave souls willing to take the plunge will make their way down the boat launch at 1 p.m. and there is no fee associated with going for a swim in the harbour. “It’s a great way to make a fresh start for 2014 ... it’s part of our community outreach. It’s a tradition that we jump into the harbour each year. It’s a fun event, and who doesn’t

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want a hot dog after New Year’s Eve,” said Prince Rupert Rotary Club president Crystal Lorette. The club will also be handing out ten $10 gift cards for the swimmers, including a prize for best team costume and best costume. “It is always great to see people dress up. The Rotary

Club always has a strong team of swimmers, and I’m not sure what the costumes are this year but that is sometimes worth seeing by itself,” said Lorette. Rotarians will be on-site serving up hot chocolate and hot dogs to those coming out of the water and those watching the festivities from the relative warmth of the shore.

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Salvation Army to help hundreds Hamper program starts with $90,000 By Martina Perry PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

TD’s typhoon aid TD Canada Trust staff had a bake sale on Dec. 6 and raised $3,000 to help the victims of super-typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Phat Tran and Cynthia Rosario from TD Canada Trust, second and fourth from left, presented the cheques to Father Mike Rabino, Ely Abecia, president of the Filipino-Canadian Association and Randy Melgrito.

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The Prince Rupert Salvation Army kicked off its 2013 Christmas Hamper Program on Dec. 19, helping to ensure all families can celebrate the holiday. This year’s total is about half of the $180,000 raised for 2012’s campaign, but Capt. Gary Sheils said the Salvation Army will have no problem serving the same amount of people. Last year the Prince Rupert Salvation Army helped 858 families and singles with its Christmas Hamper Program, equalling more than 2,700 people all together. Sheils is expecting about 850 families will utilize the program again this year, with approximately 1,200 to 1,300 children being in the families served. Although the Salvation Army won’t have any issues serving Prince Rupert families in need, Sheils said the amount of Rupertites using the annual program is “horrible”. “We probably serve the highest amount in British Columbia. We’ll probably serve about 25 per cent of our population. For example, I’ve heard in Prince George they will do about 800 hampers total for the city. That’s a city of 80,000 people, we’ll do 850 hampers in a town of just over 10,000. It’s horrible,” Sheils said. On the day the 2013 Christmas Hamper Program began, $90,000 had been raised through donations by Prince Rupert industry, businesses and individuals, the Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign and fundraising events like the Toy Run.

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- The homes, First Presby terian Church on Fourt nue East and the First h AveBaptist Church in the background, circa 1930. Members of the Baptist Brotherhood too k part in a contest against a church in Tor onto to see who could raise half the funds for a new church first.A s a result the First Ba ptist Church was opened on April 13, 19 13 by Rev. J.H. McLeod . The First Presbyterian Church was dedic ated in 1925.

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Shames Rapids place second in Kitimat meet open for season By Chris Street

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After a stressful few weeks for skiers and snowboarders unsure if the snowpack would be big enough, Shames Mountain opened for the season on Dec. 14. It was a soft launch – with lifts operating just Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – but the snow is good, said My Mountain Co-op (MMC) board chair Meredith Skimson. MMC owns and operates Shames Mountain, located west of Terrace. The base was 125 centimetres mid-mountain and 70 centimetres at the lodge yesterday, and it has snowed more since then, she said, noting up-to-date numbers will be posted on the My Mountain Coop website. “The snow is good. It depends when you go – if you go in the morning you can enjoy some really nice turns,” she said. “It was very much, game is on, this is going to be great.” But earlier this month it wasn’t looking so hot – they still needed another 70 centimetres for conditions to be safe at the bottom. “We are really happy to see that high-pressure system ending and the precipitation turn on, just in time,” she said. “The reason we need 80 (centimetres of base) at the bottom is because there’s all kinds of creeks and water features and trees, it’s not like a ski resort in the east that’s like a golf course. It really is a safety thing.” Skimson said sometimes people go up there and see that there is a lot of snow and wonder why the mountain isn’t open yet, but there has to be enough to be safe – as well as enough to continue operating once open. See SHAMES on Page A12

Twenty two swimmers from the Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club trekked to Kitimat last weekend for their annual Winter Invitational Swim Meet. The Prince Rupert Rapids performed admirably but, in the end, succumbed to the superior numbers of the hometown Marlins. Kitimat won the meet with 962 points followed by Prince Rupert with 884. Terrace came third with 329 followed by Smithers with 295. Prince Rupert had no less than seven swimmers run the table in their age groups en route to winning gold medals. Trey Kish, 13, won the 50, 100, 200 and 1500 freestyles, along with the 50, 100 and 200 backstroke to capture the gold aggregate ,top total point scorer, in the 13-14 boys age group. He also swam his first two Swim BC 15-and-under AAA times which qualifies him for the Provincial Championships next month in Kamloops. Amy Leighton, 12, won the 50, 100 and 200 breaststrokes, the 200 and 400 individual medleys (IM), the 200 backstroke and 800 freestyle to win the gold aggregate in the 11-12 girls age group. She snagged a new AAA time with a 5:39.36 400 IM. Liam McChesney, 12, won the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles, the 50, 100 and 200 backstrokes and the 400 IM on the way to his gold medal. He also made his second AAA time with a 2:37.19 200 backstroke which makes him eligible to attend provincials next month as well. Sarah McChesney, 17, swept the 50, 100, 200, 400 and 1500 freestyles, as well as the 100 and 200 backstrokes for her gold medal. Avery Movold, 13, won the 50 and 100 freestyles, the 50, 100 and 200 backstrokes, the 50 butterfly and 400 IM. She also made her first three Far Western qualifying times in the 50 free, 100 back and 200 back making her eligible to attend the meet in San Francisco this summer. Her sister Emma Movold, 10, won the 50 and 100 freestyles, 100 and 200 backstrokes, 100 and 200 breaststrokes and 200 IM for her gold medal. She swam new “A” times in the 200 backstroke and 200 breaststroke. Finally, Isaac Mastroianni, 10, swept the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle, the 50, 100 and 200 backstroke and the 200 IM for

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Cyrus Sobredo was one of 22 swimmers to compete at the swim meet in Kitimat over the Dec. 14 weekend. The Prince Rupert Rapids placed second behind the Kitimat Marlins.

one more gold medal. He made his first ever “A” times in the 50 free, 200 free, 100 back, 200 back and 200 IM. Quinn Basso, 16, made his gold medal in less dramatic fashion, winning the 50, 100 and 200 backstroke while coming second in the 50 and 100 breaststrokes and 200 IM. The Dolan brothers both came home with a pair of silver medals. Zach Dolan, 12, won the 1500 freestyle, 50 and 100 breaststrokes and 200 IM along with second place finishes in the 100 and 200 freestyles and the 100 backstroke. He made his first pair of Swim BC “AA” times qualifying him for Junior Provincials in February. Isaac Dolan, 10, won the 100 breaststroke while coming second in the 100 and 200 freestyles, 100 and 200 backstrokes and 200 IM. He also came third in the 50 freestyle and made a new “A” time in the 200 backstroke. Brandan Hagen, 16, won the bronze medal in the 15 and over boys age group by winning the 50 and 100 freestyles, the 50 and 100 breaststrokes and 200 IM, while coming second in the 200 breaststroke. He made a trio of new Far Western times in the 50 free, 100 free and 200 IM. He also picked up his second Age Group National time with a 1:08.51 100 breaststroke. Rayne Mather, 10, earned her bronze medal by winning the 100 backstroke and coming second in the 50 back, 200 back, 50 free and 200 IM and third in the 100 back and 100 free. Her 50 freestyle time of 38.64 was good for her first “A”

time. Robert Warren, 14, came second in the 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 200 IM and third in the 50 freestyle and 200 backstroke which was good enough for the bronze medal in the 13-14 boys age group. He made new “A” times in the 1500 free, 200 free, 200 back and 200 IM. Rya Kish, 11, didn’t make it to the podium but she did qualify for provincials next month. She made her AAA cuts in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes with times of 1:27.96 and 3:18.07 respectively. Rya came second in the 50, 100 and 200 breaststrokes, 100 back and 400 free and third in the 50 free. Kai Leighton, 11, also got himself qualified for Provincials by making his second AAA time with a 1:24.25 100 backstroke. Kai came second in the 50 back, 200 back and 50 free and third in the 100 back, 200 back, 100 breast and 200 freestyle. Cyrus Sobredo, 17, came second in the 50 free, 200 free and 50 butterfly and third in the 50 breast and 100 breast. Kenzie Tweedhope, 11, swam her first “A” time with a 38.71 50 freestyle and came third in the 11-12 girls 50 backstroke. Josh Leighton, 8, won the 10 and under 50 butterfly, came second in the 50 backstroke and third in the 100 back, 200 free and 200 IM. Kyla LelandBarnaby, 11, came third in the 50 fly. Bailey Ward, 11, came third in the 11-12 boys 100 IM. After the Christmas break the club will be off to Terrace for an invitational and, shortly there after, down to Kamloops for the short course provincials.

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Frustration grows with ambulance service quality By Martina Perry QUEEN CHARLOTTE / The Northern View

Village of Queen Charlotte Mayor Carol Kulesha is fed up that nothing is being done to address paramedic shortages in Queen Charlotte. Kulesha has written a number of letters to the Minister of Health, BC Ambulance Service and the Ambulance Paramedics of BC raising her concerns, with no changes being made to date. “I’m getting very frustrated. In all the - Carol Kulesha directions I’m looking I’m not seeing anyone responding to the issue in communities like mine,” she said. “This isn’t only affecting Queen Charlotte. There is an emergency [in all] remote and small communities.” Kulesha said the lack of paramedics is a systemic problem as there are no opportunities to become a full-time paramedic in rural communities. BC Ambulance Service spokesperson Kelsie Carwithen said not having a full-time paramedic in rural and remote areas is common because of the call volumes, with the staffing structure usually being on a part-time basis. “Our model is based similar to a volunteer firefighter department where we have part-time staff [with a pager who are] on call out duty,” Carwithen said, noting employees are paid to carry the pager at a hourly rate, and are paid full wage when they’re out on a call. Kulesha said the pay structures is part of the reason there are not enough paramedics in Queen Charlotte. “If a community has low call volumes there is no way a paramedic can make a living wage and, as a result, must work full-time somewhere else,” she said. Kulesha said there are 34 vacant shifts out of 62 in December, meaning those are days without ambulance service in the Village of Queen Charlotte. Kulesha said the problem has been ongoing since the summer, when a part-time paramedic who was regularly available to fill in shift gaps had to step down for medical reasons. See AMBULANCE on Page B2

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Old military infrastructure in downtown Masset is expected to be demolished by the summer of 2014. The process to remove formerCanadian Forces Station structures, including an old hospital, barracks, mess halls and recreation facility, was started earlier this year when asbestos was removed from all of the buildings to allow for a safe cleanup. Bill Beamish, who the Greater Massett Development Corporation (GMDC) hired to manage the project, said the process is now ready to proceed. “It’s a matter of taking down the buildings now. That’s the next step,” he said. “We’ll be going out for bids shortly,” Beamish said, adding the demolition is expected to begin in March. Originally opened as a naval radio station in the 1940s, much of the standing infrastructure was constructed in the late 1960s and early 1970s when the Canadian Forces initiated a station at the site. The Canadian Forces Station

“We want to make sure we’ve given the community every opportunity to evaluate.” - Andrew Merilees was in operation until the 1990s, when it was converted into remote operations. “When the military decided to depart around 1995, they were going to demolish all of [the infrastructure]. The communities of the Village of Masset, and the Village of Old Massett worked out an arrangement ... that the buildings would be left along with a pot of money that would be set aside for their eventual demolition,” said Masset Mayor and GMDC director Andrew Merilees. At the time, the old recreation centre was being used by the communities. “It was running as a recreation centre. There was a pool, a gymnasium, a bowling alley, some small rooms and a sauna that we used

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AMBULANCE from Page B1 “It’s a repeat story. [Vacancies] are always in the 20s. It’s mainly days because people are working,” Kulesha said. “[The BC Ambulance Service] needs to rethink how to serve rural communities. This is not a one size fits all ... they’ve done a good job for the urban areas, but we have suffered the unexpected consequence.” Carwithen said the BC Ambulance Service has staff submit availability to the group and scheduling is based on that availability. “If we are experiencing challenges we can bring in ambulances from other areas to respond to calls. We also have access to the air ambulance, so if a call is critical or a patient’s injury requires a higher level of care, we certainly have that resource we can send in,” Carwithen said, adding BC Ambulance Service is pushing recruitment in the Village of Queen Charlotte. But that isn’t enough for Kulesha. “Right now if you call for an ambulance (in Queen Charlotte) and there is no one on shift they’re going to try to find an ambulance in Sandspit or Port Clements. If they can pull it together, they come our way. That’s an hour,” Kulesha said. Kulesha said she would like to see steps made toward a short and long term solution. For a quick fix for Queen Charlotte’s situation, Kulesha

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wants a paramedic stationed within the community to cover day shifts, and do “situational training to assist low volume volunteers keep up and enhance their skills, previous training and on the job reactions”, which she said would increase both experience and comfort levels in volunteers. For a long term solution, Kulesha said she wants the BC Ambulance Service to review its mandate and how it should evolve to serve rural areas, suggesting two systems could be made. “Another solution is to look at developing a health authority model separate from the urban service where the funding and service is through the local health authority and comes directly out of the hospital. Union and training issues would need to be addressed. This was attempted once but became too difficult. I would say it is time to look at

it again,” she said. Kulesha met with B.C. Health Minister Terry Lake at the Union of British Columbian Municipalities (UBCM) in September to discuss the lack of paramedics on Haida Gwaii, with the head of the BC Ambulance Service also attending the meeting aiming to resolve the issue. Additionally, Kulesha met with an Ambulance Paramedics of BC union executive at the UBCM to see if there was a way for the union and BC Ambulance Service to work with each other in a positive fashion, something she said is preventing the issue from being resolved. Following the UBCM, Kulesha and the Village of Queen Charlotte have written a number of letters to all three groups, with no changes being made to address the situation in Queen Charlotte and other small and rural communities.

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Santa looking to swap outdated ride for super economy sleigh NORTH POLE - Driveway can exclusively reveal that Santa Claus has been visiting local dealerships kicking tires—ahem, rails—in his search for a new ride. Ever conscious of the increasing cost of gas and effect his multi-million-kilometre Christmas flight has on the environment, Santa seems to have opted for 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon for his next sleigh. The wagon promises a fuel economy of 7.84 L/100 kms fuel economy,which means the sleigh will be kinder to the environment than his current means of transporting gifts to the world’s children. As an added benefit, the EcoBoost engine – which is finely tuned for high-speed performance – would offer speeds much faster than Santa ever travelled in his former 36-hoofpowered sleigh. The expected upgrade comes as a record number of children earn spots on the “nice” list, increasing the payload weight of his bag of gifts beyond the normal tow rating of his nine-reindeer team. Santa told me that changing his mode of transportation will not compromise his ability to remain true to his mission. “My goal is and always has been

giving presents to good the nine reindeer look girls and boys, and a new forward to some time sleigh will make that off. Every year, the process more effective,” flying animals travel he says. “Let’s face it, 200,194,557 kms and every year there are more they’d like some time to children who earn presrest, he says, explaining ents. Things are simply there are still splinters getting out of control, embedded in his hoofs and my old sleigh just from a particular wooden My goal is and isn’t going to be able to roof in northern BC. always has been hack it much longer. With “You really can’t beat giving presents to the new sleigh, I will be this new sleigh,” says able to travel faster and good girls and boys, Goddard. “It offers carry more toys.” and a new sleigh will outstanding fuel econFord engineers develomy without sacrificing oped the Transit Connect make that process power. It even offers more effective. Wagon sleigh concept an electric windshield weeks after hearing of defroster, making short Santa Santa’s dilemma during work of icy windshields cold weather testing in in wintry conditions. So, the North Pole. if there’s a foggy Christmas Eve, we “This is a winning situation for all,” won’t need a red-nosed reindeer to says Darren Goddard, chief engineer guide Santa around the world.” for Ford Transit Connect Wagon. “The Some extras appear to have swung increased efficiency means added time Santa in the direction of the Transit for Santa to enjoy milk and cookies at Connect. SYNC with MyFord Touch stops. His new ride will offer 100 cubic offers a touch screen display with feet of cargo space and versatility to navigation so Santa can easily find haul up to 2,000 pounds, which Santa all the good children, even in more will need.” remote areas. Reindeer spokesperson Dasher says The child observation mirror would

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Mitsubishi Mirage Even though we have high fuel prices in Canada, the trend is away from small fuel-efficient cars to larger vehicles. Subcompact and even compact sales are down, but sales of small SUVs and even mid-sized vehicles are up. There are a couple of things at play here. The first is the stronger (not so much in the last two months) Canadian dollar over the last several years has allowed carmakers to jam more content into The starting their cars and often the retail price has price is the best dropped too. on the market, the The second is that technology is second vehicles are becoming more fuel to none, the ride is efficient, so buying smoother and quieter a slightly bigger than the competition car isn’t much of a hardship. With and the interior a this as a backdrop, class above . it is interesting to see that Mitsubishi Zack Spencer has introduced a three-cylinder fuel saving car at the smallest end of the market. Looks The Mirage is sold in two trim levels; the base starts at $12,498 and comes pretty sparsely equipped. It’s a small car with a little price tag. The much bigger Nissan Versa is cheaper at

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$11,898 and has buckets more power. The car that most people will choose is the Mirage SE with many more goodies but the price jumps dramatically to $15,398 and with the automatic transmission it lands at $16,598. At this price, there are plenty of options in the subcompact class. Styling is not what I would call eye-catching. Cars like the Ford Fiesta or the Kia Rio have much more appeal and features for similar money to this SE Mirage. Inside On the plus side, the Mirage SE does come nicely equipped. The front driver’s seat has adjustment and both front seats have very good seat heaters that bring your backside up to the appropriate temperature in short order. The centre cluster is nicely finished and it features Bluetooth with streaming audio. There is an auxiliary jack, but no USB jack to charge your phone. The back seat is small and the rear cargo area is what one might expect from a little car. But this vehicle does not live in a vacuum. The Kia Rio, with more features, The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is a good car for people looking to save on gas. Zack Spencer like satellite radio, is only a $1,000 more and is power compared to the rest of the subcomcar to perform and it’s an experience filled with way up on space and horsepower. The Nissan Verpact set, even the Fiat 500 has 101hp and the noise and vibration. sa Note is massive in comparison and for $1,700 Nissan Versa has 109hp. This combination of Verdict more has push button start and even a backup With a very low starting price and potentially camera. So yes, the Mirage is nicely equipped and small packaging and small engine deliver a rating of 5.3L/100km in the city and 4.4L on the good fuel economy the basic Mirage has a place has a good price but there are other options out highway. In my mostly city driving I was achievfor a buyer who wants a basic runabout that sips there that are as good if not better. ing 7L/100km. The problem with such a small gas, but if the trend away from small cars is any Drive engine is that t often needs to be pushed hard indication that will be a small number. What this little car was designed to do is deliver to accelerate and pass other traffic. The engine The Lowdown impressive fuel economy. This is achieved by and CVT are loud, especially when the car is cold. Power: 1.2L 3-cylinder with 74hp placing a 3-cylinder engine under the hood and The steering is very light for easy maneuverability Fill-up: 5.3L/4.4L/100km (city/highway) matching it to either a 5-speed manual transbut at higher speeds it feels too vague. This car is Sticker price: $12,498-$15,398 mission or a continuously variable transmission happy cruising because the engine settles down (CVT). With just 74hp, this car is way down on to a lower RPM and the noise level drops. Ask this zack.spencer@drivewaybc.ca

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The 2014 GMC Acadia Denali is truly a full-size crossover vehicle. That’s right, an eight-passenger crossover that is big enough to haul eight adults and still have room to store your gear. I was very surprise Saturday is my usual to see this many run around day; picking features offered up things, dropping off as their standard people, some of whom I don’t know but somepackage. one in my family has volunteered me to drive Ian Harwood them anyway. You know the kind of day, the one that finds me buying things that we don’t need but can’t live without, returning things that apparently we can live without, and providing hourly updates to my wife on what I have accomplished thus far. Hectic and stressful. Well, this particular Saturday I had the Acadia Denali and within a few hours driving this vehicle I was actually relaxed. Luxurious seating and a premium Bose stereo system with steering wheel controls that drowned out all the chatter from the back seats. It also came in handy for when they tried to include me in the conversation; with a simple push of the volume button I could yell back “sorry, I can’t hear you”. All three rows receive the same level of luxury. French stitching on all of the leather seats with a choice of colours, Ebony or Cocoa Dune. The second row seats are a SmartSlide flat-folding 60/40 split bench while the third row is a 60/40 split bench that folds flat as well. The third row is surprisingly comfortable and has enough leg room for adults. The steering wheel is leather wrapped with mahogany wood grain trim; it also features a tilt and telescopic steering column. The centre of the dash is the location for the colour touch Radio/Navigation screen with IntelliLink. A 165 mm (6.5”) colour touch screen display, AM/FM stereo with CD player, auxiliary audio input jack, Bluetooth streaming audio, hands free calling, and a rear seat entertainment system.

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The 2014 GMC Acadia Denali is a comfortable ride for up to eight passengers. If you’re excited about cup holders then hold on to yourself, this vehicle has 12. I know because I had to clean each one. 12 in an eight-seater, go figure. The Acadia comes standard with driver and front passenger airbags, seat mounted side impact bags and side curtain air bags. Traction control and stability control with roll stability control are also standard. Forward collision alert, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, and side blind zone alert are some of the latest technologies that have gone into this vehicle. Power: The 3.6 Litre V6 engine puts out 288 horsepower @ 6,300 rpm with 270 ft pounds of torque. The transmission is a 6-speed automatic that can be shifted into manual mode. Pump frequency: 13.3/ 8.8 L/100 km (City/ Highway)

Warranty support: Basic 3 year/ 60,000 km Power-train 5 year/ 160,000 km Roadside assistance 5 year/ 160,000 km At first, I was a little skeptical about this vehicle, but after the first few kilometres I changed my mind and found it to be a very comfortable and a fun to drive vehicle. Although there is lots of room inside it does not give the impression of a big SUV and it manoeuvres quite well. With the latest technologies added, I found it easy to use and very useful. Shoulder checks are something I do by habit, but with the side blind zone alert feature it is like having someone else take a second look, which is comforting. Sticker price: $57,695 ian.harwood@drivewaybc.ca

Block Can there be anything much more frustrating than not being able to turn because some twit is blocking the intersection? There is a provincial law that forbids drivers from entering an intersection if they can’t exit the other side (not for left turners, that’s ok). But many municipalities have taken that a step further with bylaws that apply that rule to all intersections, not just those controlled by lights. However, it seems to be largely ignored by people who block the entrance to neighbourhood streets while waiting for a light change ahead. Whether it’s a bylaw or not, surely it’s just common sense and courtesy. What drives-u-crazy? kmorgan@blackpress.ca


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km/h and the rural part of Highway 1 120km/h. lyle: As stated in your column, it is only excessive speed that kills. However, if two drivers were driving side by side at 100 km/h there would be mass frustration and more accidents. CaryAnn: I think the majority of drivers driving today are totally conscious of their vehicle and surroundings and are very capable of handling the higher speeds. DriveSmart: Maybe the new limit should be displayed on new variable signs so that it can be adjusted downward in darkness and poor driving conditions. 28speedster: Here we are in the 21st century driving at the same or lower speed limits than we did with cars in the 1950s with bias ply tires on two-lane highways. New cars, tires, roads are engineered for much higher speeds. A higher speed limit will require drivers to pay attention to their driving. Mark: Being from Germany and having driven faster and safely on the Autobahn, I say it’s about The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage is a good car for people looking to save on gas. Zack Spencer time. When I took my driver’s test, part of the test the scenery. Rosemary: In BC’s interior, there are many hazardwas on the Autobahn and you had to go 130km/h Leah99: Wildlife (and domestic pets), pedestrians, ous roads and bad weather conditions, but drivers (weather and local speed limit permitting) not to and vehicles driven by law-abiding people are put in general ignore them. If you ‘up’ the speed limit, get points against you. at risk by speeders as it is. they will ‘up’ the speeding ... what ever happened Donna: There are enough accidents at 110 km/h to safe driving? Like reducing speed at night when Comments against an increase: without increasing the risks. visibility is reduced? Dwsolber: Some drivers have trouble driving safely Snazzy: Speeds above 90km/h greatly increase fuel Brian: People already drive 10 to 20 above the at current posted speeds. Increasing the speed consumption. In addition to lower speeds being speed limit ... if you raise to 120 they will go up to limits will only increase risk to all road users. safer for drivers, wildlife, it is also important that 140. Dick: Do not increase speed, what the heck is the we consider the planet, and reduce our use of hurry? 99 out of 100 already go way faster than fossil fuels. kmorgan@blackpress.ca the posted speed. Make your ride safe and enjoy

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by using these guidelines at getprepared.gc.ca. Or you can get one already prepared at various stores like Canadian Tire or your local automotive retailer. The Gift of Knowledge (Various) Being a safer driver or motorcycle rider is beneficial for everyone. And how to get there doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, it’s a lot of fun. The Advanced Rider Training (ART) course through the West Coast Superbike School is one way (westcoastsuperbikeschool.com) to learn a lot and have a good time. Or, if you want to do it behind the wheel of a car, check out Morrisport Advanced Driving (morrisport.com) Whether it’s your first time or not, there are new skills to be picked up each time the tires roll onto the track. alexandra.straub@drivewaybc.ca


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Be safe out there Many Driveway readers will hit the road soon to visit distant friends and loved ones to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. Before you fire up the engine, please ponder the following thoughts because the Driveway crew wants you back home safe and sound at the end of this joyous season! ... You promised your distant family you would get there in time for dinner if it It’s not ideal out kills you. there at this time of Unfortunately, that’s exactly what year and you don’t happens at this time want to travel through of year: people get unfamiliar territory in killed because they darkness. undertake horrendously long road Keith Morgan trips over strange terrain. Resist the urge to tell your family exactly when you expect to arrive. Tell them to go ahead and eat, you’ll get something along the way.

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What occurs too often is you end up setting yourself an unrealistic time to get there in your enthusiasm to re-unite with loved ones. You figure out the distance and divide it by the posted speed limit. Forget that; you’ll be lucky if you get near the posted limit in winter conditions. How do you figure how long it’s going to take to get to Aunt Maud’s this year? – Recall how long it took last June then add about 15 minutes for every hour to allow for inclement weather. In addition, if really bad weather is forecast you don’t add anything you just postpone the trip for 24 hours or longer. Also, if your most optimistic travel time estimate tops three hours don’t head out after work but wait until daybreak the next day. It’s not ideal out there at this time of year and you don’t want to travel through unfamiliar territory in darkness. Once you have set out, stop for a few minutes every hour along the way, walk around the car and draw a few deep breaths. Stop for coffee or take a Thermos if there’s no place to stop along the way. Traveling during the holidays can be dangerous, so be prepared. Zack Spencer Share the driving but if you’re alone and get - A scraper and a brush to rid your windshield of drowsy pull off for a nap or better still check into flares and reflectors. ice. a motel. Aunt Maud would prefer you to arrive - A Thermos of hot tea or coffee and some choc - A shovel to dig the snow from around the tires alive tomorrow than have you arrive dead on time bars for energy. and a piece of carpet to use as a traction pad. tonight. - Warm clothes within easy reach and blankets in - A first aid kit, a flashlight, matches and a candle A list for travellers...don’t leave home without it. case you get stranded. to help you find where you stowed the first aid kit. - Road maps for finding your way if you don’t have keith.morgan@drivewaybc.ca - Some extra fuses, belts and hoses, tools, road satellite navigation.

Tough acts to follow: By Rob Sass Most of the time, the automotive world doesn’t serve up a “Godfather II,” the rare sequel that is the equal or better of the original. Sometimes, you get “Godfather III.” Here are cars that today are regarded as classics in their own right, but initially had a hard time living up to the legacy of their predecessors: 1. 1958 Thunderbird: The original two-seater 1955-57 Thunderbirds — or “Baby Birds” — were recognized as classics almost as soon as they went out of production. They were replaced by a larger four-seater that came to be known as “The Square Bird.” While the Square Bird was an immensely popular car that handily outsold its predecessor, the original two-seater remains the one that most people think of when the topic of T-Birds comes up. 2. 1979 Datsun 280ZX: The 280ZX had the misfortune of following one of the all-time greatest classic sports cars, the Datsun 240/260/280Z. And it also committed the cardinal sin in the eyes of sports car enthusiasts (although not necessarily in the eyes of the buying public) of being heavier and more luxurious. It was derided by the magazines of

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the time as being a flashy “discomobile,” and collectors are only now starting to realize the merits of the comfy and more grownup ZX. 3. 1971 Oldsmobile Toronado: The first generation Toronado that appeared in 1966 was a stylistic and engineering tour de force. Reminiscent of the great classic Cord 810 of 1936, it was a milestone car for GM. Hardly anyone remembers its successor, the second generation Toronado. Where the ’66 broke the mold, the ’71 was the mold for generic American luxury cars of the 1970s. 4. 1976 Jaguar XJS: This one had the extreme misfortune of replacing one of the most beautiful cars of all time, the Jaguar E-Type. So naturally, people were predisposed to hate it when it came out. Other than initial quality control issues, which have become legendary, the XJS was neither a bad nor ugly car — quite the contrary. But for Jaguar, lightning just couldn’t strike twice: There was simply no way that the XJS could be as lovely as the E-Type. 5. 1974 Ford Mustang II: The early 1970s were dark times for the automobile. The Arab Oil Embargo of 1973 put the brakes on large displacement high

The 1956 Ford Thunderbird was surpassed by its successor in 1958. performance engines. What was Ford to do about cars like the Mustang, whose reputation was built on V-8 performance? Replace it with a four-cylinder version based on the Pinto, of course. Although

The 2014 Range Rover After seeing many old Range Rovers around navigating the back roads and how bulky and cumbersome they look as they spin out rocks attempting a hill climb, or how the passengers seem to be bouncing around uncontrollably on what appears to be a very basic interior, I found myself thinking there must be some kind of special group of people that are attracted to this vehicle. Fast forward to today’s version of the Range Rover and you will find an outstanding front end that is easily recognized with the signature grille and projector style headlights. The trend setting side vents on the front fenders that’s is found on other vehicles and copied by the aftermarket. The large rear glass panels that extend up into the roof line making the overall appearance very clean looking and unique. The engine is a 510 horsepower, supercharged 5.0 litre V8 that puts out 461 lb-ft of torque @2500 RPM with a 6 speed automatic transmission. This transmission features Command Shift, which actively responds to your driving habits and road conditions by reconfiguring the shift patterns for optimum drivability in all situations and is mated with a two-speed electronically controlled transfer case. Four wheel electronic traction control, hill descent control, and four corner air suspension with terrain response not only makes this vehicle maneuver well on the road but can take you on some of the roughest

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V-6s and V-8s were offered, it was the sting of the anemic four-banger that stuck with the II until Ford replaced it in 1979 with what would become the very good and very popular Fox body Mustang.

offers unique off-road luxury

back roads British Columbia has to offer. The terrain response system gives the Range Rover outstanding off-road capabilities, it adapts the response of the vehicles engine, transmission, centre coupling and chassis system to the terrain you’re driving on. It also maintains driver comfort as well as maximizing traction. Terrain response works continuously, but the driver can change the setting depending on the terrain conditions, for example: mud and ruts, snow, or sand. Hill descent control automatically controls and restricts the speed downhill, using anti-lock brake system, and improves driver control on slippery descents. My first impression after climbing into the cab was of disbelief. I did not expect that level of comfort. The sight lines are amazing and the blind spot was almost non-existent. The rear seats had plenty of room for adults and the cargo area was adequate. The heated leather wrapped steering wheel featured all the controls one needed to operate the equipment without distraction. The front and rear seats are heated. Power tilt/slide front sunroof and a large glass roof over the rear seats allow plenty of natural light in. It is top shelf quality through and through. Range Rover has a long history of making safe vehicles, and the Sport model is no exception. Driver and passenger front airbags are designed to provide head and chest protection, and the front seat side airbags protect against side impacts. There is also

The 1956 Ford Thunderbird was surpassed by its successor in 1958. a full length curtain airbag to help reduce potential of head injury and roll over ejection for front and rear passengers. Inflatable knee bolster helps protect the driver against leg injury from the steering column. Fuel economy is 16.2/10.4 L/100km (City/highway) Warranty 4 year/ 80,000 km Price as tested $125,575 Ian.harwood@drivewaybc.ca


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