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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Woman alleges RCMP set attacker free



Pipeline VP says time is a factor Page A9

PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View


Rampage down Kings in game one Page A11

Shaun Thomas / The Northern View

Ben Cornwall brought some country flavour to this weekend’s Sugar Shack Festival d’Hiver with his set at Rockin’ the Sugar Shack on Friday night. For more on the festival, see Page A18.

Learn to embrace your green thumb Page A13

City aims to tackle downtown traffic issues Drivers and pedestrians need to be safer BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Haida Gwaii Deal reached for Jungle Beach Page B1

Prince Rupert RCMP are being accused of letting a potentially dangerous foreign national leave the country without so much as a slap on the wrist. While visiting family on Dec. 26, Laryssa Campbell said she was followed into the bathroom of the gaming centre by a crew member from a vessel moored in the harbour who verbally threatened her. - Laryssa Campbell “As I entered the bathroom I was alone. While washing my hands I looked up in the mirror to see the gentlemen I had passed on my way in standing behind me in the women’s bathroom. He came towards me so I ran as fast as I could to get security. They asked the gentleman to leave the premises. As he was leaving he was uttering threats to me in front of the security guards so they called the police,” she explained. See RCMP on Page A2

“I fear for myself and for other women.”




Prince Rupert city council say both drivers and pedestrians need to be more careful in order to avoid a potentially fatal incident. The discussion began with when the issue of large trucks moving through downtown was raised by Coun. Judy Carlick-Pearson, who said the situation downtown has only gotten worse. “I have had people concerned that the big trucks travelling through town are driving faster than normal ... it doesn’t matter if it is foggy or not, they just blow through intersections,” she said. Coun. Barry Cunningham also voiced his displeasure with the drivers, but also with the lack

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“We just don’t have a traffic control in this town any more.” - Barry Cunningham of enforcement. “I’ve personally seen trucks run through red lights ... I’ve seen drivers on their cell phones while driving down McBride and when you’re handling a load that size, you need to be completely focused,” he said. “We just don’t seem to have any traffic control any more in this town.”

Coun. Gina Garon noted the issue of safety was not confined to just those behind the wheel and that the onus falls on the pedestrian as well. “Whether it is your right to walk out onto the crosswalk or not, please don’t unless you have checked both ways. It seems people step off the curb expecting vehicles to yield and that is not always the case,” she said, a sentiment that was echoed by Coun. Cunningham. “Those white lines are not walls that will protect you from everything,” he said. To try and address one particularly concerning area, Prince Rupert city council will be asking the Ministry of Transportation to install a pedestriancontrolled light at the intersection of 2nd Ave. West and 1st Street.

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A2 • Northern View • January 29, 2014

New recycling rules coming



The City of Prince Rupert will be making changes to its solid waste policy to encourage more people to recycle. Council has directed staff to come up with a new policy about what is and is not acceptable at the landfill within 60 days of the opening of a 24-hour recycling drop-off station at the current recycling centre, which is expected to open in late March or early April. “I go out to the dump once or twice a week and there are just some things that should not be going into the landfill,” said Coun. Gina Garon. “We do have a the recycling station and I hope more people will use it once it is available 24 hours,” said Coun. Nelson Kinney. Along with a new bylaw, Coun. Garon said she would like to see council take other proactive steps to keep recyclable material out of the landfill. “I really believe the regional district needs to educate the public of Prince Rupert about what they do take because they take a lot of stuff now that they haven’t in the past ... it is actually incredible what they do take,” she said. “I would still like to see more bins or larger bins at the dump to allow more recycling on-site.”

RCMP, fire crews and paramedics responded to a twovehicle accident at the corner of 3rd Ave. West and Fulton Street. A silver Dodge Caravan suffered front-end damage while a silver Pontiac Montana collided with the side of a nearby building. Shaun Thomas/ The Northern View

Alleged attacker free to leave country RCMP from Page A1 “Police took statements, they were aware of the threats to me and he was caught on camera following me into the women’s bathroom. The police officer asked me to come into the RCMP station to give my video testimony the following day,” she said. But Campbell said when she arrived to give her statement for the camera, the officer told her the case was closed. “She said they would not go through with any charges and that the man was released from custody and got back on his ship and left the country,” she said, alleging the amount of paper work involved in dealing with foreign nationals was brought up. “A man from a different country ... assaulted me with video evidence, threatened my life in front of many orderlies and got off scott free ... that man should have been charged, not set free. He can now come back whenever he feels.” Chances security confirmed with the Northern View that RCMP were called to the scene to remove a man who had followed a woman into the bathroom and was threatening her as he was being escorted off the premises. Const. Matt Ericson of the Prince Rupert RCMP said when officers arrived they did remove the individual, who spoke Greek

and no English, but that was the extent of the situation. “There was no evidence to support that an offence took place based on witness testimony and information we had received,” he said, noting the language barrier made it difficult to ascertain if threats were made or what the man’s intentions were and that entering the wrong bathroom is not a criminal offence. “The reason we didn’t put any kind of peace bond in place is that this person was leaving the next morning and there was no risk of a continuation of offence since he was no longer going to be in the country. There was no concern or fear for this woman’s safety based on that and that person left the next day.” While RCMP say there is no cause for concern as the man immediately left Canada and the Canada Border Service Agency was notified, Campbell said that is simply not the case. “I do have fear. I fear for myself and fear for other women he may have harmed or will harm in the future. In a situation like this, customs and international affairs should have been involved,” she said. “The RCMP are trying to cover up their tracks regarding the situation. They know what happened and chose to do nothing about it.”

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MP hopes suits bring change

January 29, 2014 • Northern View • A3


The Jim Ciccone Civic Centre looked a little different this week as city crews removed four large trees on the outside of the building. Public Works manager Bill Horne said the removal was necessary as some trees were rotten and others were damaging the building.

By Shaun Thomas PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The number of suits coming from northwest First Nations shows a failure in the federal review process, said Skeena – Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen. “The process used by the government has failed First Nations people and we won’t be able to move forward without changes to it ... this will only create uncertainty in the resource development sector,” he said during a Jan. 23 media call, noting it is a necessary step. “These are going to be very expensive lawsuits, but First Nations have to stand up for their rights and title, which have been proven time and time again ... ultimately I hope these will make the system better so we won’t need to have suits like these in the future.” So far the Haisla of Kitamaat, Gitga’at of Hartley Bay and Gitxaala of Kitkatla have filed suits in the Federal Appeals Court and Cullen said there are some similarities between what each group is saying. “In the Joint Review Panel report, the concerns of First Nations were not addressed at all ... First nations don’t feel a true consultation process occurred and accommodation has not been made,” he said. “These come from very credible First Nations who have been through legal challenges before. Their claims will be very hard to argue against in court.”

Robb Rydde/ Special to The Northern View

Gitga’at file anti-Enbridge appeal By Shaun Thomas HARTLEY BAY / The Northern View

The Gitga’at Nation of Hartley Bay has launched its own court challenge seeking to stop the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. On Jan. 22, the Gitga’at filed a judicial review application in the Federal Court of Appeal, joining both the Gitxaala and Haisla Nations in seeking a legal ruling against the potential approval of the project. Like the filing by the Gitxaala last week, lawyers for the Gitga’at say the Joint Review Panel (JRP) erred in not properly considering evidence presented by the nation in regards to the potential impact the project would have on the community’s way of life.

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“The JRP came to our community and we bared our souls to them. We gave testimony and shared an important feast with them to demonstrate our connection with our territory through food. Clearly they didn’t listen to us. It’s like they were never here,” said Gitga’at Chief Councillor Arnold Clifton. “Today we’re fighting an unlawful environmental assessment and review process that failed to meet its constitutional obligations to First Nations. We owe it to our children to defend our rights, our coastal communities and our way of life from the dangers of oil tanker traffic.” The application notes the Gitga’at are “highly vulnerable” to threats to the ecosystem and community wellbeing

posed by increased tanker traffic, and list Gitga’at society, culture, identity, health and economy as areas at risk in the event of any potential spill. Enbridge Northern Gateway spokesperson Ivan Giesbrecht, however, defends the lengthy JRP process. “The Joint Review process was based on sound science and evidence and was the most thorough and comprehensive proceeding in Canadian history. Northern Gateway’s submission to the JRP was the most comprehensive application ever submitted: 30,000 pages, 180 days of hearings and 80 expert witnesses including some of the foremost scientists and engineers in their fields,” he said, noting the court challenges may not impact the approval time line.


January 29, 2014

A new face to solve old issues


espite being new to City Hall, Coun. Barry Cunningham is pulling no punches around council chambers and shining a light on some very valid questions about the work of his counterparts to date. Last Monday, after a lengthy discourse on Westview Terminal and the noise associated with it, Coun. Cunningham quite candidly discussed a introductory meeting he had been invited to attend by the Prince Rupert Port Authority. The sense he got, said Cunningham, was that the port was very open to meeting with Prince Rupert city council to discuss some of the concerns they have about development in the region. And it wasn’t until after Cunningham’s report and comment about Shaun Thomas the two groups acting “like two kids in the playground” that council passed a motion to direct staff to arrange a meeting with the top brass at the port. While it would be easy to commend council for taking such an action, the reality is that any meeting like this should have been held six or seven years ago when Fairview Terminal opened its doors and began to boom. It also should not have been, nor should it now be a meeting — given the importance of port development to the economy of Prince Rupert and the quality of life of its residents, this needs to be an ongoing dialogue. In this case, the more that can be reported out the better. Those who have read this space over the past several years know the issues between the Prince Rupert Port Authority and the City of Prince Rupert are nothing new. But between industrial development, taxation the loss of waterfront and so much more associated with new development, there is no reason city council should not have been sitting down with the Prince Rupert Port Authority for months or years on end to represent the voice of the people of Prince Rupert. Asking for a simple update to council is not enough. Leaders and representatives need to be proactive, not reactive. It’s something that newly elected Coun. Cunningham seems to understand better than some.

Old man take a look at your facts


eil Young’s anti-oilsands concert the finished fuels. Weaver refused any comment on tour was the perfect distillation of the cancer claims. the American enviro-assault on its Young included the obligatory sneering dependent northern neighbour that’s been going comparison between Stephen Harper and George W. on for a decade or more. Bush, which is another sign he’s lived in California After touring Fort McMurray in his electric too long. He seemed unaware that the NDP’s car with actor-turned-protester Daryl Hannah, Thomas Mulcair and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau the 68-year-old Young covered all the big support continued oilsands development. propaganda hits and added his own fantasy As for moonscapes, Young could have driven facts. his famous electric Lincoln from his Redwood City It looks like a war zone up there! Hiroshima! mansion on a hill to nearby Bakersfield, to view If it keeps going it will be like the Moon! There’s the greasy expanses of closely packed pumpjacks no reclamation! Tar sands oil is all going to reaching to the horizon, still expanding due to Tom Fletcher China, and that’s why their air is so bad! hydraulic fracturing. All of those statements are false. Young could have visited North Dakota, where And then Young dropped his own nuclear bomb, claiming the second shale oil train explosion luckily didn’t kill anyone. cancer rates in Fort Chipewyan are 30 per cent higher than, It seems there will be no remake of Young’s classic Kent State well, somewhere else. Chief Allan Adam of the Athabasca lament dedicated to 47 Dead in Old Quebec. That’s American Chipewyan First Nation has cited a discredited study by oil, so no protests. former community doctor John O’Connor to press the same. By the end of the tour Sunday, Young and Adam conceded Climate scientist-turned-politician Andrew Weaver was they weren’t trying to shut the Athabasca oilsands down, just at Young’s Toronto news conference. He says there were no start a dialogue. questions for him, Adam or Young’s other validator, David Thanks to uncritical media coverage, there will no doubt Suzuki, who previously worked with Schindler on a slanted be discussions at dinner tables and in classrooms all over the oilsands documentary for the CBC. world about the terrible Alberta tar sands and the cancer they Weaver calculates that Young’s claim about greenhouse gas don’t actually cause. emissions is substantially correct, if you include emissions from Email:

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January 29, 2014 • Northern View • A5

On the street

Should the City of Prince Rupert offer curbside recycling pickup?

With Shaun Thomas





“Yes, they should.”

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Letters to the editor

Fletcher’s geography off

Editor: Tom Fletcher wrote an editorial the other day titled Harper targeted for wrong reasons. He mentioned that he didn’t want to dwell on the “routine idiocy” of people who worry about climate change, but he does take the time to offer the fact that the “number of hurricanes that struck North America in 2013 was zero” as evidence to calm the nerves of any silly-folk who do believe in climate change. I thought that is should be noted that this fact is only true if you assume Mexico isn’t in North America. I’m not sure if it is in South America or Europe, but Mexico was hit by multiple hurricanes (in fact the 2013 Eastern

“This fact is only true if you assume Mexico isn’t in North America.” - Hondo Arendt pacific Hurricane season was one of the most active on record) killing hundreds and causing over six-billion dollars in damage, Hondo Arendt Prince Rupert

Premier must rethink cuts Editor’s note: The following was received as an open letter to Premier Christy Clark. Dear Premier Clark: I am a Quadra Islander. My ferry route is my marine highway and should be included in the transportation infrastructure, just as ferries are treated in the rest of the world. I help pay for highways, bridges, tunnels and free ferries in the rest of BC. I should not have to pay 85 per cent of the cost of my ferry in fares. It is shocking that BC Ferries has one manager for every six employees, to a total of 600 managers recently receiving large bonuses, and 450 of those managers receiving pay of $200,000 per year. It is shocking that BCF will pay David Hahn $300,000 per year for the rest of his life, and that the current CEO gets much more than that, along with two pensions and a vehicle allowance. It is shocking that directors make $100,000 for part-time work. It is shocking that the single biggest BC Ferries cost is servicing its debt, debt incurred by Fast Cat ferries and other examples of mismanagement. It is shocking that on April 1, 2014, 7,000

“I implore you to scrap this unworkable B.C. Coastal Ferries Act of 2003.” - Joyce Baker sailings will be slashed and passenger fares will be increased beyond the already 135 per cent increase in the last ten years. Cuts to ferries, as well as fares increases, will result in the departure of many island community members even though many of these communities were in existence before many other towns in B.C. Premier Clark, I implore you to scrap this unworkable B.C. Coastal Ferries Act of 2003. Roll ferries into highways, pick up capital costs at a cheaper government rate, and then cover operation costs. Fares can then be reduced, schedules maintained, seniors respected, tourists enticed and businesses encouraged. Joyce Baker Quadra Island

Health care top notch Editor: As a patient at the Prince Rupert Hospital emergency room several times last year, I want to express my gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff for the wonderful care I received. This is not forgetting the girls serving the meals and the cleaners for their kindness and

happy faces as they worked at the hospital. I also want to thank the ambulance staff for their great care. It’s a blessing to have such a good health care service here. B. Taylor Prince Rupert

Photo courtesy Prince Rupert Port Authority NEW WAVE OF COMMERCE: An inbound COSCO container ship passes the Rachel Islands in Prince Rupert’s outer harbour, bringing a wealth of manufactured goods from Asia to markets throughout North American.

Import container trade proved terminal value



hen Fairview Terminal was converted from a breakbulk facility to a container terminal in 2007, there was some skepticism among the shipping industry. Why would a small port on Canada’s northwest coast enter a fiercely competitive market at a time when world markets were suffering and other ports were seeing declining container traffic as a result? What those skeptics didn’t consider was the Port of Prince Rupert’s ability to make good on its geographic advantages. Prince Rupert’s geographic proximity to Asia and CN’s Class 1 railroad provided unprecedented time and cost savings in the trans-Pacific trade. For shippers targeting major distribution hubs like Toronto and Chicago, it means a supply chain that is shorter by one to six days compared to other west coast ports. Also, the Port’s purpose-built terminal employed industry-leading technology to give Prince Rupert new strategic advantages in efficiency and reliability, which modern shippers and logistics providers depend on as much as speed. Since its rebirth, Fairview Container Terminal has imported more cargo and containers than it has exported. Each year since 2008, approximately 56% of all container traffic at the terminal has been inbound, and nearly every one of those containers has been stuffed with manufactured products. They are the types of goods North American consumers use in their everyday lives—automobile engines, basketballs, video game consoles, and thousands of other products. With containerized trade accounting for roughly 90% of all non-bulk cargo worldwide, the range of items being transported in shipping containers around the world at any given moment is virtually limitless. The most common products imported through Prince Rupert fall under the category of textiles and accessories, and the majority of those goods come in the form of footwear and clothing. Furniture is also a common cargo, and includes items like sofas and recliners as well as bedroom and patio sets. In third place are automotive and transport products, which include everything from tires, brakes and wiper blades to generators and power transmissions. Building materials and components are the fourth most popular cargo, with items such as flooring, bricks, and lighting fixtures. Coming in at number five are household goods, which include duvets, picture frames, rugs and gardening supplies. Together, these five categories account for more than 70% of the containers imported through Fairview Container Terminal. More than 90% of the inbound container traffic through Prince Rupert originates in China, a country responsible for almost one-third of all container exports worldwide. On the other end of the supply chain are Canada and the United States. The U.S. dominates world consumption for a single nation; it is responsible for more than 17% of global containerized cargo imports. Over the last six years, Fairview Container Terminal has proven to be a leading gateway for many of the high value goods that North Americans depend on. Re:port is a collaborative promotional venture by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and The Northern View.


A6 • Northern View • January 29, 2014

Port authority CEO addresses Westview noise


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hen the first bulk carrier docked at Westview Wood Pellet Terminal last December, it had been six years since a new terminal began operation in Prince Rupert. I remember vividly the thousands of residents who gathered to celebrate the opening of Fairview Container Terminal in 2007. Since that day, Prince Rupert has grown in importance as a vital link between communities in North America and those in far-off markets, and our local economy has benefited. The Westview Wood Pellet Terminal represents an equally important connection for communities in our own backyard of northern B.C. Wood pellets are a cleanburning biofuel manufactured from wood waste. Pellet-producing communities like Quesnel, Prince George and Houston are already taking advantage of the Prince Rupert gateway to move this renewable resource to overseas customers. It’s good news for Prince Rupert as well. With the establishment of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group as the Port Authority’s tenant, a long-underutilized waterfront industrial site is again


contributing directly to the city’s Complementing Pinnacle’s municipal tax base. commitment to mitigate As important as this impacts on the community, development is, and as eager as the Port Authority installed a we are to see the new terminal monitoring station to track noise reach the end of its construction and particulate matter (dust) and commissioning phase, emanating from the site and we recognize it’s hard to be created adaptive management enthusiastic about industrial plans with Pinnacle. development when troubled During the remainder of by nighttime noise or other the terminal’s construction disturbances. PRPA president and and commissioning, we will Over the last month, the be reviewing data from our CEODon Krusel Port Authority has received monitoring program daily. several complaints about noise and light Port Authority staff and representatives pollution from residents living close to of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group are Westview Wood Pellet Terminal. Each of investigating data that exceed acceptable these comments has been shared with the thresholds and identifying onsite systems terminal operator and has triggered specific that require fine-tuning. action by the Port Authority. Commissioning entails verifying, The Westview terminal project was inspecting, and testing elements of a new subject to a thorough environmental facility. During the commissioning phase of assessment under the Canada Port Authority any operation on this scale, adjustments are Environmental Assessment Regulations. necessary—and expected—after the new As part of this process, the proponent equipment has been installed. described and outlined how potential issues Comments and observations from Prince such as noise, light and dust associated with Rupert residents are useful in helping us the operations will be minimized. diagnose problems. They also help us ensure



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General Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten registration will take place at all elementary schools from: Friday February 3 to Friday, February 14, 2014 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 - 3:00 pm each weekday Note: Registration time for Port Edward School is 9:00 - 11:30 am; French Immersion registration will take place at Roosevelt School If your child is 5 years old by December 31, 2014, s/he is eligible to start school this coming September. Please Note all schools offer full-day Kindergarten. When registration for a Kindergarten program, please bring: • Your child’s Birth Certificate (or other proof of age such as a Permanent Residence Card, Provincial ID Card or Passport); • B.C. Care Card; and • Immunization Records with you. Parents may choose to defer their child’s entry to school based on readiness for one year. Please contact your neighbourhood school for consultation if you are concerned about your child’s readiness. Students who are not registered during the two weeks of registration are not guaranteed a placement at their neighbourhood school. Please avoid disappointment and register during the registration period. Thank you.

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Businesses needed to take on apprentices BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Although the Coastal Pathways Partnership is excited to see the first cohort of students complete a course provided through the alliance, they hope more Prince Rupert businesses do their part to keep students in the region. The partnership consists of Ridley Terminal Inc. (RTI), Northwest Community College (NWCC), School District 52, the Village of Metlakatla, the Prince Rupert Port Authority, British Gas, Smit Marine and Pacific Northwest LNG. The partnership offers two preapprenticeship programs that allow people in the region to train at home. As 15 NWCC - Larry White and Charles Hays Secondary School ACE-IT (Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industry Training) students near the end of the Millwright Foundations Program, they will need to find an apprenticeship placement to get the needed hours of experience before moving on to the second level of academic millwright training. “While [the Coastal Pathways Partnership] is very excited ... the challenge will remain finding internships for the students. That will require industry to step up and be willing to take them on,” said Tina Last, chair of the Prince Rupert School District board of education. “It’s a cause for celebration ... But there is that piece. We do need industry to be as excited about these potential trades people in our community as we are.” At this time Canadian Fish Company and the North Pacific Cannery are the lone two Prince Rupert businesses taking in millwright apprenticeships, with the exact number of placements available currently being unknown. The Canadian Fish Company discussed starting off with two or three placements, with potential for more in the future, while the number of apprenticeships at the North Pacific Cannery is still being worked out. See PATHWAYS on Page A9

“We’re about to experience a boom the likes of which this province and this region have yet to experience.” Notice of Meeting Come to the School Board Budget Meeting You are invited to attend a World Café Consultation on the Annual Budget. Date: Place: Time:

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Trades needed Time a factor for LNG development for growth By Shaun Thomas

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COASTAL from Page A8 “We’re in the initial stages of setting up the formal agreement with the cannery. That will all be flushed out fairly shortly,” said Larry White, NWCC interim vicepresident of education. White encourages more Prince Rupert enterprises to involve students in their businesses. “We’re about to experience a boom the likes of which the province and this region have yet to experience ... we need to support our learners in order to help keep them locally for the positions and jobs that are going to be opening up,” he said. “It’s up to businesses who have Red Seal Journeymen Millwrights to hire these student apprentices and give them hands on experience on the job to allow them to get to the second level of training,” said Michelle Bryant, RTI corporate affairs manager, adding level two of millwright training will be provided when enough students have completed the first level of the apprenticeship program. “In our pre-planning for the partnership, the college had anticipated two years of running the foundations program before there would be enough people for a level two class,” she said. Fifteen more North Coast students are set to begin the Industrial Electrical Foundations Program, which will begin in February at Prince Rupert Middle School.

TransCanada is following an aggressive timeline when it comes to the construction of its Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project, but company vice-president John Dunn said time is certainly of the essence. Growing demand in Asia, particularly in China, means an additional 22 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) of LNG will be needed. While there may be approximately 10 projects proposed to deliver B.C. LNG to Asia to meet demand, competition is coming from developed sites along the Gulf of Mexico and proposals in countries like Australia. The project was announced in January, 2013, and Dunn said the goal is to have a final investment decision on the 900-kilometre pipeline to serve Pacific NorthWest LNG’s Lelu Island terminal by the end of this year. “The longer it takes to make a final investment decision [for an export terminal] in B.C., the less likely it is that B.C. will serve a market. Others will step forward to provide LNG. That is not something I say as a person in the industry, that is just the reality,” he said. “Wherever you are on the ideological spectrum, the reality is that Asia’s energy demands are going to be met. The question for B.C. is if we want to be a part of it and receive some of the

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Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Ltd. vice-president John Dunn outlines the aggressive timeline for the company’s pipeline to connect Lelu Island to the Northeast.

benefit.” Despite the tight timeline, Dunn said there is still much work to be done before the application is submitted for an environmental assessment. “By January we had finalized the eastern and central parts of the route. What we will be finalizing in the next few months is the marine alternatives ... shortly we hope to land on one marine route for B.C. Environmental Assessment Office,” he said. “The EAO application will be approximately 10,000 pages, so you can imagine all of the work that goes into it. This costs hundreds of millions of dollars, so we are investing significantly

already. Construction of the pipeline, which will utilize 48” piping, is expected to employ 5,000 people over a four-year period. But Dunn made no illusions of many jobs following the burying of the pipe. “Natural gas pipelines, once built, neither do they impose a burden on the landscape because the are buried ... nor do they create a lot of long term employment,” he said, noting the pipeline will be built by simultaneously by different companies in different parts of the province. “The reality is it doesn’t take a lot to maintain it.”

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PG firm to Canadian Freightways to cease manage BC northwest operations Housing sites By Rod link

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A Prince George firm will now oversee the management of more that 250 housing units in Prince Rupert. The province announced that M’akola Housing Society has been chosen to provide property management and administration services to several social housing developments in the community. Included among the properties are the 84 units at Mariposa Gardens near Hays Cove, the 37 units at Pineridge Terrace on Summit Ave., the 100 units at Harbour View Gardens on McKay and Kootenay, the 10 units at Kootenay Place on Kootenay Ave. and the 36 units at the Sunset Villa Apartments at the end of 3rd Ave. West. The government said the M’akola Housing Society was chosen because of their nearly 30-years of experience in “providing safe, affordable housing to aboriginals throughout the province” through the more than 1,300 social housing units the group manages throughout B.C. The agreement will be administered through the Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA), under the Aboriginal self-management model for social housing.

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Canadian Freightways will no longer be operating west of Prince George.

Published reports indicate the decision by Canadian Freightways to close its operations west of Prince George affected 30 employees. Canadian Freightways senior vicepresident Ken Enns told the Truck News, a trucking industry publication, that the closures were “strictly a financial decision

to change the operating structure”. In an email sent to customers, Enns also spoke of “the economic conditions” of the Northwest in the decision to close facilities. Affected employees will be eligible for severance payments based on the provisions of their collective agreements.

Premier: safety always trumps money By Bill Phillips PRINCE GEORGE / FREE PRESS

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Rainmakers top Coastal Clash BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The Charles Hays Secondary School (CHSS) junior boys basketball team hosted the 13th Annual Coastal Clash Tournament on Jan. 24-25, with the squad splitting into two teams to face off against five other high schools from around the region. Both Charles Hays team 1, consisting of the whole team, and Charles Hays 2, made up of third string players, played three games apiece. Charles Hays 1 beat out Queen Charlotte Secondary School to become tournament champions with Charles Hays 2 losing against Caledonia Senior Secondary for a spot in the semi-final game. “I am extremely proud of all my players this weekend. They showed a lot of growth, played a total team game and finished really well. Their intensity was really cranked up and their focus was the best I have seen from them all year. I’m really excited to see how much more they can improve over the next few weeks heading into the post season,” junior boys basketball coach Kevin Sawka said. In the final game Charles Hays 1 met up with Queen Charlotte Secondary School after destroying Smithers 91-6 in their first game, and beating out Coast Tsimshian Academy 42-35 in their second. Queen Charlotte had won their games against Charles Hays 2 71-39, against Caledonia 51-31 and against Hazelton 52-38. Halfway through the last game Charles Hays 1 was up by 10 points and went on to more than double their lead by the end of the game. In the end, CHSS took possession of the Coastal Clash Grotto Cup after winning the final 65-31 over Queen Charlotte Secondary. Charles Hays 2 weren’t as lucky in their Coastal Clash run, losing their first game against Queen Charlotte Secondary School, falling 61-26 against Hazelton and losing 5637 in their last game against Caledonia. CHSS’ George Mason was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, with teammates Dominic Irvine, Caledonia’s Gabriel Johnson, Kaine Wesley from Coast Tsimshian Academy and Queen Charlotte Secondary School’s Jaylund Russ being named to the Coastal Clash Tournament all-star team. The team will next travel to Smithers for a playday, followed by the Northwest Zone Championships being held at Charles Hays Secondary School on Feb. 14-15.

Brock Ward gains control of the puck in the offensive zone during Saturday night’s game.

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Rampage beat Kings in game one


Playoff series shifts to Terrace

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The Prince Rupert Rampage put the Central Interior Hockey League Western Conference leading Terrace River Kings on the brink of elimination from the playoffs on Saturday night, but it wasn’t a win that came easy for the team. The two teams took to the ice for game one of the best-of-three conference semifinal series in front of a packed house who got to witness playoff hockey at its finest. The game got underway with a bit of a goaltender battle as Warren Hanson of the Rampage and Garrett Muir of the River Kings turned away everything that came their way in the early going. It was the home team that struck first, to the delight of the crowd, as Jordan Weir found the back of the net with 7:18 to play to give Prince Rupert the one goal lead, with assists to Devin Palmer and Greg Sheppard. That would be all the offence in the period as the Rampage took a 1-0 lead into the


second frame. The River Kings came out fighting to pull even in the second and that pressure paid off when Nick Homeniuk finally found a way to beat Hanson with 14:05 to play to draw the game even. Despite several chances on both ends, Hanson and Muir stood their ground and the period ended deadlocked at one to ensure an exciting finish for the estimated 800 fans in attendance. The Rampage quickly brought the fans to their feet in the third as Mike Coolin beat Muir less than three minutes into the period, with assists to Palmer and Marcus Atchison. Late in the period, the River Kings drew things even again when Homeniuk netted his second of the game with 6:27 on the clock. While it looked like overtime was coming, penalties would prove to be costly for the Kings. The team was assessed a delay of game penalty and Jeremy Vandenbroeck was given a matching game misconduct with 2:10 on the clock to give the Rampage a fiveon-three in the dying minutes. With

just 45 seconds left to play, Palmer would fire one past Muir for his third point of the night and the Rampage celebrated a 3-2 victory. The series will now shift to Terrace this weekend for game two on Saturday night and, if needed, game three on Sunday afternoon. Look for results from those games in next week’s issue of the Northern View. Around the League The River Kings weren’t the only higher-seeded team to taste defeat over the weekend. The other Western Conference playoff game saw the Smithers Steelheads down the Kitimat Ice Demons 6-4 in a game that went into the early morning hours after the start was delayed due to the closure of Hwy 16. In the Eastern Conference, the Houston Luckies upset the Quesnel Kangaroos 4-3 while the top-seeded Williams Lake Stampeders survived a scare as they barely beat the Lac La Hache Tomahawks 4-3.

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Rapids place second at Terrace swim meet BY CHRIS STREET PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

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RCMP play firefighers Embracing your green thumb By Martina Perry PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Prince Rupert Fire Rescue and Prince Rupert RCMP will lace up the skates and hit the ice this Saturday, facing off in the Butch Duffy Memorial Guns and Hoses Charity Hockey Game. This is the sixth year for the game, which allows Prince Rupert Fire Rescue personnel and the Prince Rupert RCMP to raise money and awareness for a different cause each year, with the 2013 event raising more than $2,000 for the ALS Society of Canada. This year proceeds will be donated to the Down Syndrome Research Foundation, a charity selected by the Hoses. “A few of the people that will be playing know people and families affected by Down Syndrome. We thought it would be a good choice for this year’s charity,” Prince Rupert firefighter Ryan Fuzi said. “Come out and cheer whichever team and support a good cause,” said Const. Jay Collins of the Prince Rupert RCMP. The Hoses are feeling confident going into this year’s game after beating the Guns 8-2 in 2013. To date, the Hoses have taken the title three years while the Guns have come out on top two years.

“We’ve got a pretty good team, and most of us play hockey ... we should do good,” said Fuzi, adding the Hoses have been practicing with noon-hour skates. But the Guns have also had lunch time practices and a latenight “scrimmage” last weekend, with several team members also playing in the old timers and recreational league. “The Hoses put a good drumming on us last year so we’ve got a bit of pride at stake,” said Collins. The Hoses team consists of more than a dozen firefighters from Prince Rupert, Terrace and Kitimat, with between 13 and 15 Prince Rupert RCMP members making up the Guns’ team. “We’re not up there at the Rampage’s level or anything, but people are not going to leave disappointed,” Collins said. “I’m sure one or two of us will make a fool of ourselves out there at some point, and people will get to laugh at us.” There will be a number of door prizes at the event including a signed Milan Lucic Boston Bruins jersey, as well as a 50/50 draw. The Duffy Memorial Guns and Hoses Butch Charity Hockey Game takes place on Feb. 1 at the Civic Centre at 7 p.m.

By Martina Perry PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Two groups in town hope to show growing a garden in Prince Rupert is possible with a recently launched series aiming to teach people the fundamentals of gardening and food growing. The Prince Rupert Garden Club and Transition Prince Rupert Society are presenting the Coastal Gardening Series, where Rupertites can learn the basics of gardening both food and flora in the Prince Rupert area. The series will include a number of presentations and subsequent discussions on topics like greenhouses, garden preparation, seeds and planting, garden design and pest control. The series is arranged to be beneficial for beginners and experts. The program kicked off on Jan. 21 with “Greenhouses and Garden Planning” presented by guest speaker Ken Shaw, with approximately 60 people attending the opening lecture. “The talk was intended to inspire and motivate the audience that it is possible to grow a wide range of vegetables, flowers, berries, and

Ken Shaw and Christiane Chouinard hold up rutabagas they grew in their Prince Rupert garden. Shaw spoke at the first Coastal Gardening Series event last Tuesday, aiming to inspire and motivate people to start their own garden.

fruit in town,” said Shaw. To demonstrate his point, Shaw showed a number of photos of Prince Rupert gardens during his presentation including a picture of a lemon tree with a ripe lemon that is growing in a Prince Rupert office building. “We get enough light here, all we need to do is trap that solar energy through passive solar design,” Shaw said. “We have a very long frost free season extending from late April and often ending in midNovember. Any cool season crop will do well and those needing some extra warmth,

like tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, will do well in an unheated greenhouse.” Workshops will take place every second Tuesday of the month until May. Growers will then help each other set up their gardens, to be included in the Prince Rupert Garden Club’s Annual Garden Tour expected to take place sometime July or August. The next Coastal Garden Series discussion, “Fruit Trees and Garden Planning” will occur on Tuesday, Feb. 11 from 7-9 p.m. in Room 155 of Northwest Community College. Admission is by donation.

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EBY, Gwen August 11th 1923 January 23rd 2014

Gwen passed away peacefully in her sleep at home as per her wishes. She was preceded by her husband (Bob) Robert Lindsay Eby. Gwen leaves behind her two sons Brian (Elizabeth) Dennis (Cathy), four grandchildren Robert (Connie) Susan (Doug) Tyler (Laura) Britt (Scott) and nine Great grandchildren. She is survived by her sister Roberta (Bob) & Brother Jim (Lucille) sisters in law (Edith & Betty) along with many nieces & Nephews. Gwen was born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. She met & married Bob during the war; in 1946 she travelled to her new country and home in Prince Rupert. Gwen & Bob travelled back to Ireland many times keeping in touch with her family. Grandma Gwen spent her summers at Lakelse where she enjoyed many hours of happiness with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her family is very appreciative of the wonderful care received from her care givers Graciela, Janet & Warren. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Cancer Society would be welcomed in Gwen’s name. A celebration of Gwen’s life will be held at the Crest Hotel Saturday Feb 1st from 1 to 4 PM.


We are looking for a self motivated individual with excellent communication skills. MacCarthy GM will provide training to the successful candidate. We offer an above earnings potential and a great working environment. Please forward your resume to: Fax to: 250-635-6915 or deliver in person Attention General Manager to MacCarthy GM 5004 Highway 16 West, Terrace, B.C. V8G 5S5 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Cards of Thanks

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THANK YOU The family of Lawrence (Ouchy) Atchison would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the overwhelming support and condolences we have received since he left us on January 5, 2014. A very special thank you to Ted & Joanne Sylvester and Don Hansen of Breakers Pub; to Carole & Bill Kristmanson, Judy and Paul Fraser, Pat Stevens, Karen Bruce, Tyke Kristmanson, Kevin Smith and the many friends who provided us with such meaningful expressions of love and support. We would also like to acknowledge Don Scott, as well as Judy Rea and Jennifer Nelson of the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital Cancer Clinic, for their selfless and unwavering friendship and care of Ouchy. Wendy Atchison Cory McLaughlin Chris & Roger Atchison

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Help Wanted January 29, 2014 • Northern View • A15 A15

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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Full and Part time for Coastal Taxi Send resume & driver’s abstract to PO Box 56 Kitimat, BC V8C 2G6 No phone calls North Enderby Timber is looking to hire for various sawmill positions including Heavy Duty Mechanic (Journeyman or Apprentice). Millwright and Fabricator. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-838-9637. “PART TIME OPPORTUNITYANDERSON MERCHANDISERS-CANADA INC.� requires a Merchandiser to service and maintain various product lines in Prince Rupert retail outlets. Reliable transportation, computer with internet and printer, access to digital camera and able to lift up to 50lbs. is required. Approximately 2-3+ hours per week. Payrate between $15-16 per hour based on experience. Email resume to: or fax to 905-763-6785 PR: Stuck on Designs, a progressive print, clothing and sign company, is looking for someone to join our team. Must have excellent customer service abilities, work well in a team and be willing to learn. Apply with resume and cover letter to or in person at 404 McBride Street, Prince Rupert.

We are looking for an Administrative Assistant to join our team. This role is best suited to an individual who possesses 1+ years of experience or post secondary schooling. Experience in the construction service industry is an asset. The main role of this position is to dispatch trucks, operate scale, answer switch board, input data and assist in daily office activities. This position is full time, with benefits and competitive wage.







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250-624-8088 737 Fraser St, Prince Rupert

WE ARE EXPANDING... NEW POSITIONS AVAILABLE Advertising Sales Representative The Northern View and Northern Connector has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time advertising sales representative. The successful candidate will have the ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service. The winning candidate will be a team player and will be called upon to service not only an established account list but to increase that list in an environment of unprecedented marketing growth in this region. Experience is preferred but not absolutely necessary, extensive training can be provided to the right candidate who has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a positive attitude. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary, commission plan, bonuses and vehicle/phone allowances coupled with a strong benefits package. (Remuneration of $50K or more/ per year can be expected). Black Press has more than 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States, and for the proven candidate, the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resumĂŠ with a cover letter to: Todd Hamilton

Office/circulation administrator The Northern View and Northern Connector is searching for an office/circulation administrator for our Prince Rupert office. The successful candidate will be an energetic, positive

team player with a penchant for customer service. The office/circulation administrator responsibilities include general office duties including telephone reception, accounting and database entry, as well as assisting in the day-to-day administration of our carrier force. Demonstrated computer skills are mandatory. Office experience is preferred but not absolutely necessary, extensive training will be provided to the right candidate. We offer a great working environment with a competitive salary coupled with a strong benefits package. Black Press has more than 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States, and for the proven candidate, the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resumĂŠ with a cover letter to: Todd Hamilton

*New* relief carrier squad members Due to expanding delivery efforts, The Northern View and Northern Connector currently have two (2) parttime positions available to join our team of relief carriers. Ideal for seniors or those wishing to augment their income. Salary is negotiable and sub-contractors are welcome. Access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s licence are preferred but not absolutely necessary. The successful candidates will be courteous, punctual and reliable. Must be available on Wednesday and Fridays. Please submit your resumÊ to: Terry St. Pierre 737 Fraser Street Prince Rupert, B.C.

*New* Graphic Designer We are looking for a talented graphic designer with an artistic flair to design ads, print flyers, brochures and online banners to join our dynamic team. Responsibilities include daily production of advertising pieces such as flyers, newspaper ads, web ads and magazine projects. Process requests for print material needed for the Northern View, Northern Connector, Black Press, as well as its online platforms. The successful candidate will be proficient in Adobe CS6 and comfortable with a multitude of Mac platforms. This candidate must also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, work well with others and willing to pitch in to assist in day-to-day operations. Please submit your resumĂŠ with a cover letter to: Todd Hamilton

*Carriers needed in the East End Five (5) positions currently available.


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Help Wanted

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Marine Technician

Experienced Lounge Servers Experienced Bartenders Gaming Staff Competitive wages and bonuses for experience staff Please remit your resumes at Chances Prince Rupert or email it to Attention: Donna Garvin

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Chances Prince Rupert is currently accepting resumes for all departments.

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Join our team BG Group, one of the world’s largest and most experienced producers and shippers of liquefied natural gas (LNG), is proposing to develop an LNG facility on Ridley Island near Prince Rupert. The project is known as Prince Rupert LNG.

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Prince Rupert LNG is seeking a highly organized and outgoing Community Office Coordinator to play a key team role in responding to local communities in the Prince Rupert, Port Edward and Terrace area. This position is responsible for supporting the day to day operation of the Community Office and providing administrative, logistical and relationship management support to the Community Relations Manager. For more information or to apply please visit


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January 29, 2014 • Northern View • A17 A17








Homes for Rent

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PR: Furnished 2 bdrm, 1 bath house. New appliances. Renovated. Harbour views. $1,200/month + utilities. Contact 1-604-781-9110


Rupert Rentals * Furnished Executive House. Tastefully renovated, 2 bedrooms with amazing city and water view. Master suite is the entire top floor with ensuite/jacuzzi & deck. N/P, N/S. One year lease min. $2,500 per month. * K&C Building - 1 bedroom apartments. Centrally located on 3rd Ave across from City Hall. N/S, N/P. $650 per month. * Available Mid Feb. 3 bedroom house. Very unique, backs onto green belt and stream, very nicely renovated with upscale kitchen, study, home theater room. Must see to appreciate. N/P, N/S. $2000 per month.

References a must for all of the above.

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Rooms for Rent PR: Furnished room for rent. Shared living dinning room and kitchen, all utilities and internet included. Laundry facilities. Ocean View, fireplace. Ref recd. Elizabeth 250-6245854 (home) 778-884-5854 (cell)

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Notice to Creditors and Others Notice is hereby given to Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Ronald Kevin Stewart, also known as Kevin Stewart, deceased, formerly of 1205 11th Avenue East, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2X2, that the particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor, Veronika Stewart, at 602 5th Avenue East, Prince Rupert, BC, on or before March 31st, 2014, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice

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Francophone celebrations at Sugar Shack BY MARTINA PERRY

Kitsumkalum Treaty Office Community Posting

PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Call for Expression of Interest

Seeking Community Representative for the Kitsumkalum Constitution Working Committee Description: Kitsumkalum Treaty is seeking expressions of interest from Kitsumkalum Members to become a member of the Kitsumkalum Constitution Working Committee. The Constitution Working Committee is responsible for submitting a completed constitution document ready for vote. Duties include participate in training sessions, work within the scope of the Terms of Reference and Principles, participate and support in facilitating community engagement. Meetings will generally be hosted in the Kitsumkalum Community. Time commitments are high at the beginning of the process for training and initial planning. If selected, a honorarium is available for community representatives and travel costs will be covered for off-reserve members. This is an opportunity for you to shape the future of our community. Get involved today! Send to: Kitsumkalum Treaty Office PO Box 544, V8G 4B5 Terrace, BC Attention: Jenniefer Bolton, Constitution Communications Assistant Email: Ph: 1-888-635-1718 Fax: 250.635.6196 Process: 1. Kitsumkalum Members interested are invited to submit a letter by Feb 7, 2014 at 3:00 PM including the following: - Applicant’s first and last name, address, email and phone number - Reason for personal interest (Minimum of 1 paragraph) - Statement of availability and commitment - Other committee experience (an asset but not mandatory) 2. Kitsumkalum Treaty will draw up a list of candidates who meet the criteria and we will be in touch on or before February 14th. 3. Kitsumkalum Treaty will select 4 community members for the working committee. The criteria will be based on suitability, interest statement & community involvement.

L’Association des Francophones et Francophiles du Nord-Ouest (AFFNO) put on a number of events celebrating the French-Canadian culture during the 4th Annual Sugar Shack Festival last week. The festival started on Thursday with the yearly Sugar Shack Kick-off Social at Cowpuccino’s that included a live acoustic performance by Prince Rupert’s Ben Cornwall and lots of prizes. “Out of 30 tickets we sold 26, so it was pretty close to a sell-out. We were quite happy with that event,” said AFFNO executive director Patrick Witwicki. The following night, four Prince Rupert bands rocked the Tom Rooney Playhouse during Rockin’ the Sugar Shack. The show included mainly rock and country songs, with performances by Blair MarrVerge, Aidan Galletti-Viscount, Ben Mechalchuk and Luke Basso of All Things Living, Witwicki and Men Who Listen bandmates Rudy Kelly, Bob Pearson and Barry Eso, Metallica-cover band Replica made up of Aaron Viktil, John Hughes and Dave Simmons and Ben Cornwall backed by Witwicki and GallettiViscount. “We don’t get many nights in town of local music, so it was cool,” Witwicki said. The main event of the 2014 Sugar Shack Festival was the Sugar Shack Brunch held at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre on Saturday. The

Martina Perry / The Northern View

Top: With everything from wooden spoons to old-time saws, Les Bûcherons provided entertainment at the Sugar Shack Brunch on Saturday afternoon. Right: Sara Aguirre watches as her daughter Paige Barrow, five, gathers maple toffee from snow.

event included traditional FrenchCanadian food like tortières, sugar pies and maple toffee on snow, as well as a performance by FrenchCanadian entertainment group Les Bûcherons. “The food was fantastic, the volunteers put in a lot of effort and the music was great. You could tell the kids had a blast, and the parents enjoy it too because they got to relax and enjoy brunch while the kids had a good time,” Witwicki said. AFFNO partnered with the Prince Rupert, Terrace and Smithers chapters of Canadian Parents for French to have Les Bûcherons perform in schools in the region, including a performance at Roosevelt on Friday.

Community Dialogue

Community Dialogue is a collaborative promotional venture by BG Group and the Northern View

Opening of new BG Canada office in Prince Rupert February will mark an important milestone for BG Canada with the opening of our new office in Prince Rupert. It’s taken a bit longer than anticipated, but it feels like we now have real roots in the community and will soon have a great office with which to better interact with everyone. We are about to get up and running with a soft opening scheduled for later in February and a more formal celebration after that. We think the new 1,200 square foot office at 610 Second Avenue West ( just a couple of doors down from Tim Horton’s, which many aficionados regard as the centre of town) will make our presence more meaningful and provide a place for members of the community to engage with us in their own time and at their own pace. It will add an important new dimension to our communications efforts along with ongoing open houses, community consultations and

regulatory reviews that have been happening for a few months now.

which we will promote through this column in the Northern View.

I know that Herb Pond, our Community Relations Advisor in Prince Rupert, is really excited about the new office and is looking forward to welcoming you when it opens. Our objective is to use the office as not only a “one-stop shop” for your enquiries about Prince Rupert LNG, our proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project on Ridley Island, but also as a constantly evolving “show and tell” venue to keep you up to date with the latest developments in the process.

My name at the bottom of this column may be new to you. I joined the BG Canada Team a few months ago and have been spending time in Prince Rupert and Port Edward at our open houses held in December and at a Chamber of Commerce Women in Business breakfast meeting. Steve Swaffield, whose name normally ends this column, is working on other facets of Prince Rupert LNG allowing me to interface more directly in the community.

To do this, the office will include storyboards and – when the time comes – maps, models and renderings of our proposed project so that you know as much as possible about our plans and the process involved in getting them off the ground. We will also have a meeting room and an office and we will be hiring additional staff locally to help Herb and other team

Photo of Mark Rudderham from

members with their work in the city and surrounding areas. Herb has worked hard over the past few months with local contractor Mark Rudderham of Rupert Wood & Steel to refit the office and set it up to suit our community outreach. The only thing now missing is you, and we hope that you will accept this invitation to come and visit and learn even more about the exciting plans we have for Prince Rupert. Watch for our official opening

Of course you can always still get information on our project website at You can also call our community telephone line at 1-855-683-6710 and if you miss Herb at the new office, you can contact him at 250-624-9443. Madeline Whitaker Vice President, BG Canada


January 29, 2014 • Northern View • A19

“ The Joint Review Panel’s recommendation is an important step toward building a better pipeline.”

My name is Janet Holder and I am the leader of the Northern Gateway Project. This past December, my team came one step closer towards our goal of building a better pipeline. After weighing the evidence in the most comprehensive, scientific review in Canadian pipeline history, the Joint Review Panel of the National Energy Board and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency provided its recommendation.

From the beginning, Northern Gateway has committed to building a safer and better pipeline. The Panel’s conditions are an important step towards that goal. They reflect the input of thousands of British Columbians and Canadians, and include many of the commitments we made in our submission. But our work is far from done. As a proud British Columbian, I assure you that my team will continue to work hard towards meeting all of the final conditions set out by the Joint Review Panel, just as we’re working hard to meet the Province’s tough conditions. Building a better pipeline isn’t easy. It takes hard work and complete dedication to meeting the highest standards possible. The Joint Review Panel’s recommendation is an important step toward building a better pipeline.


Janet Holder Leader of Northern Gateway

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The Panel concluded that Canada and Canadians would be better off with the Northern Gateway Project than without it. They also provided 209 conditions we must meet before we build the project or before we start operations.

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RCMP warn of prescription drug abuse in Masset BY CONST. GLEN BRECKON MASSET / The Northern View

Between Jan. 14 and Jan. 20, Masset RCMP responded to 26 calls for service. On Jan. 16, Masset RCMP attended to a residence in Port Clements to keep the peace during a tenant eviction. In the process of being evicted the tenant made threats to the landlord in front of police officers. The male tenant was arrested and transported to the Masset detachment. The male was later released on several conditions and is scheduled to appear in Masset Provincial Court in the near future. On the evening of Jan. 17, Masset RCMP received information about a possible stolen vehicle in the Daisy Street/Burgess Ave. area. Police were advised that the vehicle was on the move and activated emergency equipment to signal the vehicle pull over. The vehicle did not stop for police and was located unoccupied a short time later at the intersection of Harrison Avenue and Cook Street. Police were unable to locate the driver, who fled the scene prior to police arrival. Inside the stolen vehicle police located stolen property from a vehicle break-in earlier in the week. With the help of several witnesses Masset RCMP have been able to positively identify a suspect. The suspect has been arrested and will be scheduled to attend court in Masset. Masset RCMP received information this past week about the possible abuse of the prescription drug Trazodone in Masset. Trazodone is an antidepressant that relaxes people and helps them fall asleep. In the cases reported to the RCMP the Trazodone came in a vial with a pink 50mg pill. It is believed that the drug may be used by local youth in conjunction with alcohol as it would make the effects of alcohol more pronounced. Trazodone is not a drug brought in by the pharmacies in Masset and Queen Charlotte, so it is likely being brought in from off island. Anyone with more information is encouraged to contact the RCMP. Masset RCMP would like to update the public that they have identified a suspect in relation to the couple who were staying in Tow Hill in December who had the tires slashed on their vehicle. The investigation into the matter continues at this time. This does not appear to be a random act of property crime, and there appears to be an apparent motive behind the mischief.

Lisa Thomas / The Northern View

An agreement between the Skeena — Queen Charlotte Regional District and the province will shift the management of Jungle Beach from the Lawn Hill Community Association to the Province of British Columbia.

Province to manage Jungle Beach Agreement ensures public access


Jungle Beach will remain a public recreation area following an agreement between the Skeena — Queen Charlotte Regional District (SQCRD) and the provincial government. BC Parks and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure have entered into a partnership agreement to see that Jungle Beach, located in the vicinity of Halibut Bight in Lawn Hill, is maintained after issues arose last summer as to who would take over managing the site. The issue was brought to the attention of the board at its August meeting, with staff being directed to request BC Parks and Highways take over the site from the Lawn Hill Community Association (LHCA). At the SQCRD’s regular board meeting on Jan. 24, Joan Merrick, chief administrative officer of the regional district, informed the board

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“It is a one-year pilot to see how it goes.” - Joan Merrick that “BC Parks and Highways have shown interest in seeing that this important community asset continues” by entering a partnership agreement to manage Jungle Beach. “It’s a one year pilot to see how it goes,” said Merrick, informing the board that the agreement will span over a 13-month period starting on Feb. 1 and running until March 3, 2015. BC Parks and the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will perform ongoing inspections and maintenance of Jungle Beach for the duration of the agreement, and will also be supplying new signage, a

replacement picnic table and gravel to improve the state of the road. Under the agreement, the SQCRD will provide a grant to cover costs like pumping out the toilets. Jungle Beach was established as a park in 2001 under a 10-year Licence of Occupation with the province, which was renewed in 2012 for 30 years. At its inception, the regional district made an agreement with the LHCA designating the land’s use for recreation and other community services, with the site being managed by the community of Lawn Hill. The community had a picnic shelter and outdoor toilets put on site, which under the arrangement was to be operated and maintained by the LHCA through its user fees and fundraising. A dedicated group of volunteers had undertaken regular inspection and maintenance for more than a decade, but as volunteer numbers declined the ongoing maintenance became a burden to the community.

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District to pursue meeting with Clark By Martina Perry PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

After being denied a meeting with the Premier regarding BC Ferries service cuts, the Skeena — ­­ Queen Charlotte Regional District (SQCRD) is seeking support from local government bodies across the province to get one. “I think the government has tried to shield themselves from hearing [concerns of BC Ferries cuts] first hand. I think they need to hear them first hand; It may make a difference,” said Electoral Area E Director Evan Putterill. In declining the request to meet, B.C. Premier Christy Clark told the regional district she was simply unavailable. “Unfortunately, my schedule will not afford me the opportunity to meet with you on this matter in the foreseeable future,” read the letter signed by Clark. “I have shared your correspondence with the Honourable Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. Minister Todd Stone is awaiting the completion of the community engagement process before determining what the next steps should be regarding ferry services,” the memo also read. Prince Rupert representative Anna Ashley said the decline is “a slap in the face to every single community that relies on ferries” and “to the entire tourism industry” of B.C. “For her to say she doesn’t have time to meet with us is ridiculous. I don’t think we should just sit back and wait. We need to do something,” Ashley said.

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The Skeena - Queen Charlotte Regional District is adamant it will take its concerns about ferry reductions straight to the Premier.

Meanwhile, a group calling itself the BC Ferry Coalition is also working against the cuts with the group’s spokesperson Jef Keighley speaking to the regional district on Friday. Keighley told the SQCRD about what the group has been doing to prevent service reductions, including a rally held in January that more than 2,400 people attended, a petition and letter-writing campaign against the proposed cuts and fare increases. Keighley asked the regional district to support the BC Ferry Coalition in its future efforts, which will include a day of action in coastal communities in the near future. The SQCRD board agreed to support the coalition, but Ashley questioned why the group isn’t trying to force a meeting with Clark. “It doesn’t matter how many letters you send, [the provincial government] just doesn’t listen,” she said. Putterill agreed and said the regional district should push for a separate meeting from the BC Ferry Coalition.

This letter is for the entire staff and management team at Overwaitea Foods. New Beginnings Pregnancy Outreach Coordinator, Cathy Campbell would like to thank all of you for the great show in compassion, caring and kindness again this year for our Warm Coats for winter drive. As of December 20, 2013, 1023 warm winter coats were distributed in our local community and some being sent to outlying villages by family members. This year your staff and all the customers at Overwaitea Foods were incredible with donations and just being so helpful. The need is always there and the people in our community receiving these coats were more than thankful. The coats will now be handed over to Kaien Anti-Poverty society’s Free Store on McKay to be given out as there are quiet a few left. Thank you to my spouse Darren McConnell for taking the time to drive me to pick up donations and droping them off, most appreciated and the staff of Prince Rupert Community Enrichment Society who also greatly assisted. In closing this is what makes Prince Rupert such a strong community when we can all work together for what we need. Blessings to all that supported Warm Coats for winter 2013. Best Regards, New Beginnings Pregnancy Outreach Program Coordinator Cathy Campbell


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“I think there’s a better chance that a coalition of First Nations and local government elected officials will be able to get a meeting than a grassroots organization,” he said. The SQCRD will send letters to British Columbian municipalities, regional districts and First Nations governments requesting local governments support them in demanding a joint meeting with the Premier. The letters will also encourage governments to support the BC Ferry Coalition in its efforts. Minister Stone and BC Ferries CEO Mike Corrigan announced the reductions in November, which would include 39 fewer sailings of the Prince Rupert to Port Hardy Inside Passage in 2014, and one less sailing per week between Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii. Between the two routes, BC Ferries expects to save a combined $5.72 million per year. At the meeting, the regional district officially stated it is categorically opposed to the position the province has taken in terms of ferry service to coastal British Columbia.

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Truck is about outdoor adventure and so much more The standard model comes with an eight-speaker, 160 watt AM/FM/CD system with an XM satellite-ready antenna, while the limited version receives a premium JBL AM/FM/CD/4 disc in dash changer that puts out Looks 660 watts of power and The gap between Toyota The Toyota includes a sub-woofer, 15 and Lexus has definitely speakers, iPod connectivity 4Runner hugs the decreased over the past and steering wheel audio few years. First look at this road and the bucket controls. There is a 12-volt truck and you would think seats hug you.” DC power outlet located in it was a Lexus. The large the center console, glove Ian Harwood grille opening and molded box and cargo area. headlights looks like a big The Trail edition and limited mouth bass coming up, out of the water models feature a 400watt AC power and biting down on you lure. How’s that outlet. An available sliding rear cargo tray for adventure? holds up to 200 kg and comes in very In The Cab handy when camping. The 4Runner has two rows of seats, with Safety first an optional third row, available on the Dual stage driver and passenger airbag, upgrade and limited packages. front seat mounted side airbags, roll There’s an eight-way power adjustable sensing front and rear head/side curtain, driver’s seat, four-way adjustable driver and front passenger knee airbags passenger seat, 40/20/40 split secondand active front headrests with whiplash row seats, and 40/20/40 split third-row protection. seats which include a one-touch walk-in Power feature to ease access to the back. Powering the 4runner is a 4.0 litre V6 dual All the knobs and dials have a rubber variable valve timing with intelligence texture to emphasize the outdoor theme. The 2014 Toyota 4Runner offers more than meets the eye. Rugged, sporty, and bold are some of the words that come to mind when describing the 2014.




(VVT-i ) V6 engine that produces an impressive 270 hp and 278 lb ft of torque. Pump frequency 12.6L/100km city 9.2L/100km highway Warranty support Basic: 36 months/60,000 km Powertrain: 36 months/100,000 km Corrosion perforation: unlimited km Roadside assistance: 36 months/60,000 km Roadworthy Whenever I have a chance to test drive a Toyota 4Runner, I always talk about its legendary off-road capabilities, especially here in BC. What I don’t always talk about is the great on-road driving capabilities. The Toyota 4Runner hugs the road and the bucket seats hug you. It is very comfortable to drive and you feel safe driving it. The suspension and shocks give you a firm ride but not enough to give you that washboard effect. Vision while driving is superb, with little to no blind spots. The thick steering wheel and responsive steering makes you feel like you are driving a car. Verdict The Toyota 4Runner could be on just about everybody’s wish list, given its on and off-road capabilities.

Northern orthern rthern Nightmare ready to rush and crush The Maple Leaf Monster Jam rocks and rolls into BC Place Stadium next Saturday, February 1 at 7 p.m. And no monster jam truck driver will be more ready than Kelowna resident Cam McQueen, who will be at the wheel of the Northern Nightmare. The 35-year-old says he is especially proud to pilot the Canadian-themed, 1500-horsepower truck, with its 66-inch wheels. Northern Nightmare is covered with red maple leaves on a black background and sports a Canadian flag. At the 2012 Monster Jam World Finals, McQueen and Northern Nightmare captured their first World Freestyle Championship in in Las Vegas. McQueen has enjoy yed a life llifelong ife felon lon ongg llove ovee of enjoyed

motorsports. At age five, he began riding dirt bikes and started racing motocross at 11. He lives for the excitement: “I’ve been fortunate enough so far to have had a really great crew and teammates—we have a lot of fun on the road.” In Vancouver, watch out for such famous trucks as Grave Digger, driven by Chad Tingler, and Dragon’s Breath, driven by Scott Liddycoat, and a host of other awesome machines. Diehard fans can enjoy the Party in the Pits pre-show from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Meet the drivers for autographs and photos. Show tickets and pit passes are available online at Now go online for Monster Jam excite exc ittemen itemen ite m t. t excitement.

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The Motor City DETROIT – As goes the North American International Auto Show, so goes the industry to which it provides high profile. Every year at this time, journalists from around the world descend in the thousands on this former industrial powerhouse, now economically depressed Michigan city. The Driveway team has just returned and we all agreed there was an air of optimism on the show floor that we haven’t witnessed for some years. RepresenThe Big tatives of the Big Four Four domestic domestic manufacturers believe they have manufacturers believe turned the corner and they have turned the fellow scribes appear corner. to agree that the North American brands have Keith Morgan been revitalized. Today in print and online, we each pick five vehicles that caught our eye. Yours truly has been a fan of Honda’s premium Acura brand. All solid performers, but in recent years the design team has let the range down with uninspiring looks. The 2015 Acura TLX Prototype unveiling suggests the team is out of its uninspiring funk. This performance-luxury sedan, which will launch this summer, looks fresh and sporty. It will replace the




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TL and the TSX and will be the design leader as new models are revealed during the next few years. TLX customers will be able to choose from two-wheel and all-wheel drive configurations; two high-performance, highly fuel-efficient new engines – 2.4-litre and 3.5-litre V6s — two new advanced transmissions; and the next generation Acura Super-Handling All Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) and Precision All-Wheel Steer (P-AWS) dynamic performance and handling technologies. Audi showed of its compact crossover concept, unimaginatively dubbed the All Road Shooting Brake concept. Based on the forthcoming TT, this concept uses the S3’s 2.0TFSi engine of 292hp. It also gets a hybrid motor between the engine and the S-Tronic transmission. The market for the wagons is not big on this side of the pond, but this could be a game changer. It combines the elegant lines of a wagon with the wide and higher stance of an offroad capable vehicle. “The show car combines sex appeal, highly efficient e-tron-quattro technology that produces 300 kW of power yet only consumes 1.9 l/100 km of fuel and cutting-edge electronic applications,” says Audi board member Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg. The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe turned heads at the show. KEITH MORGAN The 2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is based on its sedan sibling and should be available by mid-summer, driver and front passenger upon entry. Just like the old days, the new Beetle features a starting at the mid $30,000s. The Toyota FT-1 coupe concept caused a stir among rear-mounted ski-rack. The concept is actually a return The base power plant is a 2.0-litre, turbocharged those hungering for a return to the days of the Toyota to an idea from January 2000, when VW showed inline four-cylinder, generating 272 horses. A 3.6-litre Celica/Supra. Company officials were coy about the New Beetle Dune concept in Los Angeles. That V6, 321 hp is also available. whether it will go into production but judging by the was a flight fancy, this concept is built on the current Interesting little feature: because coupes typically media attention it will. production model and the German manufacturer is have large, long doors, the reach behind the shoulder The Volkswagen Beetle Dune has a rugged off-road looking for the nod to proceed from Beetle buyers. to grab the seatbelt can be a stretch. The ATS Coupe look, largely due to the raising of the body by 50 mm has motorized carriers to “hand” the seatbelt to the and the addition of 19-inch wheels with large tires.

Zack’s five hot picks The motor city was abuzz at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. The car industry is roaring back in the US and we have record sales in Canada, so there are many new products for all segments of the market.

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The Corvette won Corvette Z06 The performance Corthe North American vette Z06 got its name Car of the Year award back in the 1960s when exactly one year after customers could order a high performance “Z06” it debuted. package that delivered a track-ready Corvette. Today Zack Spencer Chevrolet is still delivering track-ready Corvettes, now they come with the Z06 name. The all-new 7th generation Corvette Stingray was unveiled last year in Detroit and it won the North American Car of The Chrysler 200 is unique in offering an all-wheel drive option. Zack Spencer the Year award, exactly a year after it debuted. This year it The New 2015 F-150 will be available later this year. will stop traffic. At the push of a button the whole rear of was all about Z06, featuring a 625hp all-new supercharged Chrysler 200 the car releases and the centre convertible roof is stored unengine with an all-new eight speed automatic transmission Some might remember the Chrysler Sebring sedan. That derneath, then the rear section is again attached. The back and for the first time the roof panel is removable for open nameplate was retired and rebadged as the Chrysler 200. panel incorporates a wrap around rear window, making a air driving. Using the same all-aluminum platform as the This all-new Chrysler 200 is light years away from that old distinctive statement while keeping the overall design of regular Stingray, this new car is lower, with bigger tires and platform. In fact, it uses the same Alfa Romeo platform the car intact. Previous Targa models had either a removbrakes, more cooling inlets and in initial testing, is the fastfound under the Dodge Dart and impressive Jeep Cherokee. able centre panel of a glorified, oversized sunroof, this new est Corvette Chevrolet ever made. The Z06 will be available The strong points of this platform are excellent on-road model is the best of both. Starting at $115,900, all Targa in the early part of 2015. manners with a quiet interior and superb handling. There models will come with AWD and will arrive this spring. Ford F-150 will be a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with 184hp or the optional Mercedes Benz C-Class Any new F-150 is a huge deal for Ford as it is the number 290hp 3.6L engine found in many other Chrysler products. The C-Class is so important to Mercedes brand in North one selling truck in Canada for the past 48 years and the The Chrysler 200 will have front wheel drive or optional America that they held the world debut of the C-Class here, best selling vehicle overall. The big news is that the all-new all wheel drive, derived from the same system used in the plus it is their number one selling car. Arriving later this F-150 is now constructed using lighter high-tensile steel Jeep Cherokee. This will provide Chrysler with a unique spring and summer, this new compact sedan is a longer in the chassis and high strength aluminum alloys in the offering as most other manufacturers stick with two-wheel and wider and uses a combination of high-tensile steel body, mostly the trucks box. This combination contributes drive. The interior features the Uconnect computer interface and aluminum components to shed 100kg for a 20 percent to a 318-kilogram reduction in weight, helping to make system and is covered in soft-touch materials and supportreduction in fuel economy. An all-new turbocharged 2.0L the truck stronger and much more fuel-efficient. There will ive seats. Look for the all-new Chrysler 200 to arrive in late 4-cylinder is the base engine with 235hp. The optional be four engines available from a base 3.5L V6 to a 5.0L V8 spring and starts at $22,495. 328hp 3.0L V6 is the other power plant initially. The and two Ecoboost engines, a 2.7L and 3.5L V6. Ford did Porsche 911 Targa highlight is the more dynamic looking exterior and superb not have specific fuel economy numbers, but there will be One car that pulled big crowds was the new Porsche 911 interior. The dash is stunning, featuring a touch screen iPod a significant improvement over the existing truck. Other Targa. We all know what a Porsche 911 looks like; they have type screen mounted on the back. improvements include an improved tailgate stepladder that been modifying the same basic shape for over 50 years. folds away easier and power locking and folding tailgate. What this new Targa has is a retractable roof system that


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Curb Lane Crazies 2 When you head out today count how many times a car zips up right behind you then cuts into the curb lane to pass. What makes it so fascinating for me is that invariably the lane to the left is free yet they can’t resist the urge to curb. While most of us are happy to pass sensibly on the left and leave that lane for slow-pokes, old folks and parked cars, they insist on turning it into their own private race track. What drives-u-crazy?

Wise customers read the fine print: •, *, ‡, « The First Big Deal Sales Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after January 7, 2014. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. All pricing includes freight ($1,695) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees, other dealer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. •$19,998 Purchase Price applies to 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package (29E) only and includes $7,000 Consumer Cash Discount. $23,888 Purchase Price applies to the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport. $19,998 Purchase Price applies to the new 2014 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package (22F+CLE) only and includes $2,000 Consumer Cash Discount. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2014 vehicles and are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. ‡4.29% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2014 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package model to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Examples: 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan Canada Value Package/2014 Dodge Journey Canada Value Package/2014 Chrysler 200 00 LX with a Purchase Price of $19,998/$19,998/$18,888 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discoun Discounts) financed at 4.29% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $114/$114/$107 with a cost of borrowing of $3,644/$3,644/$3,442 and a total obligation of $23,642/$23,642/$22,330. «3.49% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport ort FWD model to qualified customers on approved credit through Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank and TTD Auto Finance. See your dealer for complete details. Example: 2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport FWD with a Purchase Price of $23,888 financed at 3.49% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $132 with a cost of borrowing of $3,506 and a total obligation of $27,394. ♦Based on R. L. Polk olk Canada Inc. sales data. Calendar year to date retail vehicle registrations. ¤Based on 2014 EnerGuide FFuel Consumption Guide ratings published by Natural Resources Canada. Transport Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on powertrain, driving habits and other factors. 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan – Hwy: y 7.9 L/100 km ((36 MPG)) and City: y 12.2 L/100 km (23 MPG). 2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport - Hwy: 6.4 L/100 km (44 MPG) and City: 9.6 L/100 km (29 MPG). 2014 Dodge Journey SE 2.4 L 4-s 4-speed automatic – Hwy: 7.7 L/100 km (37 MPG) and City: 11.2 L/100 km (25 MPG). 2014 Chrysler 200 LX – Hwy: 6.8 L/100 km (42 MPG) and City: 9.9 L/100 km (29 MPG). ^Based on 2014 14 Ward Ward’ss Middle Cross Utility segmentation. **Based on 2014 Ward’ss upper small sedan co costing under $25,000. ◊Based on 2014 Ward’s rd’ss Upper Middle Sedan segmentation. ❖Real Deals. Real Time. Use your mobile device to build and price aany model. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.


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Lots of “ooh, ahhh, what a car” DETROIT - Flocks of international journalists roamed the floors of COBO Hall in downtown Detroit on the occasion of the 25th Annual North American International Auto The GT4 Show (NAIAS). Stinger provides a With a plethora of automotive goodness possible and highly under one roof, it’s provocative glimpse hard to narrow down into Kia’s future which ones to focus on. After all, there are Alexandra Straub concepts, production vehicles and much more. And there are a lot of them. To kick things off on my list, let’s start with some concepts. Ah, MINIs. For over a decade, they have been romping the streets and causing people to smile, whether driving them, sitting in them or watching them. At the NAIAS, the masses were introduced to the MINI John Cooper Works Concept. Not a whole heck of a lot of information was released but you can bet your bottom dollar that it’ll be fast. There are large air inlets, 18-inch wheels and the unmistakable MINI silhouette and face. It’s built as much for the road as it is the track. Did I mention it’ll be fast? Until the production vehicle is produced, we will just have to be patient and wait for pricing, specs and all the fun stuff. Kia certainly drew the crowds when it came to their



GT4 Stinger Concept. According to Kia, the “GT4 Stinger was conceived by the ‘gearheads’ in Kia’s Irvine, Calif., design studio, birthplace of iconic concept vehicles such as the Track’ster and Cross G.” The rear-wheel drive, 2+2 sports car, had a powerful stage presence. And it also packs a healthy dose of 315 horsepower from a turbocharged, 4-cylinder powerplant. The Korean carmaker mentions that there are no pending plans to bring this particular car to market, however, Kia has a history of delivering production vehicles that bear a strong resemblance to the concept that preceded them and the GT4 Stinger provides a possible and highly provocative glimpse into Kia’s future. And if it’s the future we’re after, it looks good. Moving from fantasy to reality, we have the Honda Fit. It’s a spectacular little car and has been a popular selling vehicle in Canada. And it’s all new for 2015. Up front, the Fit sports a new grille and headlight design. Around back, there are rear reflectors and LED taillights run along the hatch with a chrome tailgate garnish and rear diffuser. Furthermore, Honda keep’s their exclusive Magic Seat, which offer multiple configurable seating positions. Translation, the Fit provides an unrivaled 52.7 cubic feet of cargo space when the second row seats are folded flat. It also gets a bump in horses. Included is an all-new direct-injected 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC engine producing 130 horsepower and 114 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s an increase of 13 horsepower and 8 lb.-ft. of torque in comparison to the outgoing engine.

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The VW Golf R could be a hot seller if it is mass released. The VW Golf R is no stranger to Canadians. It has been sold here in the Great White North for the last couple of years. But they’re kind of like the tooth fairy. You hear about them, but you rarely see them. Why? Because they were sold in limited quantities. Meaning only a few hundred were allocated for Canada. But I’m hoping such is not the case with the upcoming 2015 Golf R. Making its debut at the show, you can liken it to a donut. A donut that is fat free, calorie free and has sprinkles on top. Yes, it’s just that delicious. The all-wheel drive 5-door has plenty of appeal. But with the option of outfitting it with a 6-speed DSG


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with paddle shifters (it was previously only available with a 6-speed manual,) it might just reach out to a few more takers. That’s if we can get our hands on them. Oh, and there’s an allotment of 290 horsepower, too. Yum. Speaking of cars with four cylinders and all-wheel drive, the Golf R has some competition lined up in the form of the Subaru WRX STI. With a 305 horsepower horizontally-opposed turbocharged boxer engine, multi-differential controllable all-wheel-drive system, and a six-speed gearbox, those looking to take shortcuts off the beaten path can do it. And do it in style.

The 2011-2013 Ford Edge offer superior road styling

commands. The Edge was the first mid-sized A major under-hood change cross-utility vehicle from Ford when it followed in 2012 with the was launched in 2007. introduction of Ecoboost, an It has been a resounding sales success, engine series that has revitalised especially in Canada, where it’s also built. the entire Ford product line. The Compared with a more traditional utility turbocharged 2.0 litre (240 horsevehicle, such as the then truck-based Ford power) four-cylinder engine with Explorer, the Edge is a lighter car-based direct fuel injection in the Edge vehicle that offers better fuel economy, provides excellent power and sexier styling and superior road manners, great fuel economy. The claimed yet the Edge is packed with practical city/highway fuel economy is utility features. 9.9/6.6 L/100 km. Big on space, safety Focusing on a popular vehicle choice has Edge comes in three front-drive advantages for used vehicle shoppers. To and performance, Cruze trim levels SE, SEL and Limited start with, there should be a larger seis probably the best editions. It’s also offered with lection used product available out there compact car ever made by a 3.5-litre V-6 engine that can and this allows you to be a pickier buyer. produce 285 horsepower. City/ You might even get the exact colour and Chevrolet. highway fuel economy is 11.9/8.0 content you want. Parts and servicing are Bob McHugh L/100 km. This engine is also also less of an issue and generally less mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and expensive. there’s an optional all-wheel drive system. The top The first big styling revamp of Edge came with the “Sport” edition of Edge comes with a 3.7 litre V6 2011 model year. While mainly a front/rear exterior restyling job over 60 per cent of its components were that can produce 305-horsepower and comes with huge 22-inch polished-aluminum wheels. redesign and the interior was completely re-worked. The Ecoboost editions are strictly front-drive and It also earned Ford Edge the overall Best New Utility come with an aero body kit package with an active Vehicle Award from the Automobile Journalists front grille, which has concealed shutters that Association of Canada (AJAC). controls air flow through the radiator and the engine The interior make-over included the introduction of bay. The aero body kit includes unique side skirting, MyFord Touch, an advanced connectivity system that side mirrors and rear liftgate spoiler. has its critics in the media and consumer groups. Edge is bigger on the inside than it might appear Ford has tried to address these user issues with sysfrom the outside. The cabin is spacious and the room tem updates. The main touch-screen is divided into provided for rear passengers is particularly good. four colour-coded sections (Phone, Audio, Climate Rear riders also get adjustable seatbacks and top and Navigation) and it can be operated with voice



Drivers will want to keep an eye out for bores. trim levels come with a power fold-down feature that allows the seatbacks to be remotely released by switches in the rear cargo area. Two highly desirable (originally optional) active safety features are Blind Spot detection and Cross-Traffic Alert. The blind spot system not only warns when another vehicle is lurking or approaching in an adjacent traffic lane. When backing out of a parking stall, the cross traffic alert system can detect and warn of vehicles approaching from either side. Stylish yet practical, the good ride qualities of the Ford Edge make it an excellent road trip vehicle, especially with the fuel-saving Ecoboost engine under hood.

Three cars you need to drive By Rob Sass 1. 1967 Corvette L88: The L88 was the Corvette that ordinary civilians weren’t supposed to be able to buy. Rather, it was built to be taken racing by “privateers” The horsepower was deliberately underrated on the option sheet to come in below the regular 427-cu-

bic-inch 435-hp engine to further discourage Average Joe buyers. 2. 1967 Shelby Cobra 427: Carroll Shelby found that there was almost no spindly little British sports car that couldn’t be improved with the insertion of an American V-8. Under Shelby’s direction, the Sunbeam

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Price check Year Edition Expect to Pay Today 2011 Limited (fwd) $22,000 to $26,000 2012 Limited Ecoboost $26,000 to $30,000 2013 Limited Ecoboost $29,000 to $34,000 Prices vary depending on a used vehicle’s condition, mileage, usage and history. A complete mechanical check should always be performed by a reliable auto technician prior to purchase.

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Alpine became the Sunbeam Tiger, and the AC Ace became the vaunted Shelby Cobra. The baddest version of the Cobra sported a 427-cubic-inch engine that was similar to the one developed for NASCAR. 3. 1992-98 McLaren F1: The F1 was everything a supercar should be but so seldom is. Many modern

supercars are as much a fashion accessory as a car. Nobody ever bought an F1 as a bauble. Because of the car’s somewhat minimalist nature, and the fact that it was offered only with a conventional three-pedal manual transmission, posers didn’t need apply.

Feb 6 - Northern Health -Health Promotion ProgramType 1 Adult Diabetes Education SessionThursday, February 6, 2014, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm 4th FloorRoom 429 Prince Rupert Regional Hospital. For further information or to register, please call 250.622.6225 ONGOING BC Metis Federation of Prince Rupert meets the third Monday of every month at 1702 Atlin Ave. New people welcome. Refreshments provided. For more information call 250-627-4013 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

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Last Minute Market Saturdays 9am - 12:30 at the Moose Hall. Craft items, baking, home business and yard sale items. For table rentals call Rosa 250-624-4787 or Kathleen 250-6245652. The coffee is always on!

Join the YWCA for a 2 day FREETrain-the-Trainer course on taking action against abuse of older adults. For more info. contact Project Co-ordinator Renu at or 604-895-5790

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

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.

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, 250-6271119 Al-Anon Meetings: First Presbyterian Church, 233 4th Ave. E in basement. Tues. 8pm. All are welcome. Call 250627-4899 Narcotics Anonymous DRUG PROBLEM? We Can Help Mon 8-9 pm, 223 4th Ave East, Presbyterian Church (side door).


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 1- 4pm, 3rd floor meeting room. Call Carol Doolan at the Friendship House 250-627-1717, ext. 64 for more info. 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. 7:30- 9pm at PRMS (formerly PRSS) Band Room. PR Comm. Choir meets Wed. 7:30-9pm at PRMS Band Room. Peter Witherly at 250-624-9634 Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to deliver hot meals to people in Prince Rupert on Mon. Wed. and Fri. from 11am- 12noon. Call Andrea Vogt 250-622-6375 for further info. P.R. Royal Canadian Legion meeting every 3rd Mon each month. Call Marie 250-622-2869


My name is Ringo (the cat in this photo) and that’s Bella (the dog). We were all traveling through Prince Rupert the morning of Friday

December 20, 2013 when LEWIS, the cat in the photo below, got scared by some trains shunting and jumped out of our truck, running off into the bushes. Matt, the man we live with searched and searched but could not find Lewis. This is the first time Lewis and I have been apart since birth (3 years ago) and I really want him back home with us in Queen Charlotte City on Haida Gwaii. If you have seen him, know what might have happened to him or if you have given him shelter in your home, can you please contact Matt? LEWIS is a neutered 3 year old all-white short-haired male who appears cross-eyed when looking at him (but he can see just fine).

Have you seen this cat? His name is Mcgee. He is a 2 year old neutered male, he has a tattoo in his left ear KPZ 060 or KPZ 60. Mcgee loves HIS people but is skidish around new people. He lives on Sherbrooke. We haven’t seen him since Friday January 24, 2014. We miss our cuddly boy. If you have seen him, or know where he may be please let us know.

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Please help us bring Lewis home. We miss him so much. Thanks for reading this and having a look at the photo. Happy New Year.

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January 29, 2014 edition of the The Northern View