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January 30, 2014

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Tsulquate to test emergency system Gazette staff PORT HARDY—If you live on Tsulquate Reserve or certain parts of Port Hardy, you may be startled by a series of loud warning announcements early next week. Not to worry — it’s just a test.

The Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw First Nations have completed installation of a new emergency warning system, and plan to run the first test of the system either Tuesday or Wednesday, Feb. 4 or 5, local emergency coordinator

Bob Swain said. The system, a response to the evacuation following an earthquake and tsunami alert in October 2012, involves a loudspeaker atop a pole. It was installed by K&K Electric of Port Hardy last week.

The loudspeaker will not broadcast a traditional siren sound; rather, the system is made up of a series of pre-recorded messages, including a test alert, an emergency stand-by notification, an evacuation order and an all-clear.

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Local rinks square off in Fort Rupert mixed A final. Page 13

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Port Hardy gymnasts prepare for off-Island competitions. Page 15

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Folk duo sparkles in Gate House Theatre concert. Page 20 LETTERS Page 7 NORTH ISLAND LIFE Page 11 SPORTS Page 13 CLASSIFIEDS Page 16-18

The Secret’s out Kelly Jones of Port McNeill can’t contain his TNT bra while performing in the third annual Victor’s Secret Fashion Show at Port McNeill Community Hall Saturday. A sold-out crowd helped raise more than $10,000 in the fundraiser for North Island J.R. Rardon cancer victims. See more on page 11.

RD shares carbon credits Gazette staff PORT McNEILL—Port McNeill will earn a share of the carbon credits earned by a greenhouse gas-reduction program at Seven Mile Landfill, thanks to a five-

year agreement approved by Council last week. In its regular January meeting, Council approved a five-year draft agreement with the Regional District of Mount Waddington,

effective retroactively to Jan. 1, 2014. As part of the agreement, Port McNeill will receive a one-time transfer of 45.2 tonnes of carbon credits for the 2012 calendar year.

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Free youth choir for the wild at heart Gazette staff PORT HARDY— Following a successful debut season in Port McNeill, the Wild Heart Youth Choir program is offering an opportunity

for Port Hardy’s youth to take advantage of the free program. But there’s a catch — Port Hardy has to want it. An organizational

meeting for parents will be held Monday, Feb. 3, at St. Columba Church, to determine interest in the program, which offers free choral instruction and perfor-

mance opportunities to youth from age 6-18. If there is sufficient interest, practice times and other details of the program will be determined by local orga-

nizers. Wild Heart Music was started through an online, fund-raising auction hosted in 2012 by recording artist Georgia Murray, a Port

McNeill native now living in Victoria. Murray plans another auction in the coming month, and money raised will be applied to the Wild Heart program. Should

Port Hardy form a choir, part of that funding can be used to hire a choir director. For more information, call Deb Maundrell at 250-230-0125.

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Dr. Granger Avery retires after 40 years on the North Island After a humble beginning in 1974 on the waterfront in Port McNeill, the time has come for me to step back from active practice in Port McNeill. I would like to thank my staff in the clinic, present and past, who have been exemplary in their service to the people of the North Island and to the hundreds of doctors, residents and students that have passed through our doors over the last 40 years. You have created a safe, welcoming and professional environment for people in need of medical care. Since 1980, the Port McNeill medical practice has been an important part of the learning of students and residents. The hundreds of bright young minds that have become involved in rural medicine over this time is a tribute to our community’s engagement and tolerance, and I thank you very much for this. These erstwhile students are now working, scattered widely across BC, and have often acknowledged the welcome and the training they received in Port NcNeill. In the days before there was a highway, people requiring hospital care had to travel by boat to Alert Bay; but since 1978 we have had a hospital in Port McNeill. We have developed a really cohesive and effective team in the hospital and the community, and I don’t believe that there is a kinder nor more effective hospital of our size in BC. I thank all of the hospital staff, administrative staff and the ambulance personnel, for fully backing this approach to providing health care in a rural setting with few resources. My provincial work of 25 years to support health care in rural BC has been very productive and interesting, although time consuming. I thank all of the excellent staff at the Doctors of BC (BCMA) who have supported this, as well as my staff at the Rural Co-ordination Centre of BC. I also thank those of you who I missed supporting medically because of this work. It is, of course, with very mixed feelings that I retire from active practice in the clinic and the hospital, but I have every faith that my last two recruits, Dr. Armogam and Dr. Whittaker each diligent, hard-working and knowledgeable, will build upon the work that has been started, and continued by so many. Most importantly, I would like to thank my patients and friends for whom it has been a pleasure and an honour to serve as your physician.


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Duncan MacGregor shows off the haggis after completing the traditional address at the Port McNeill Royal Canadian Legion’s annual Robbie Burns celebration Saturday evening. A O’Toole

from page 1 biosolids and chipped wood, has worked so well that the RDMW now has surplus carbon credits. Rated for an annual carbon “footprint” of 189 tonnes of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, the RD was credited with cutting 400 tonnes of emissions and was certified carbon neutral in 2012 by the joint provincial-Union of B.C. Municipalities’ Green Communities Committee. Unable to sell the credits on the open market, the RDMW instead is offering a share of to each North Island municipality that contributes to the landfill, based on a percentage of the population. The measure involves no monetary cost to either party. The motion passed unanimously. The Town of Port McNeill joins municipal governments in

Council Meeting Port McNeill Port Hardy, Port Alice and Alert Bay in sharing the surplus carbon credits. Pitching Port McNeill Council approved a pair of requests from the Port McNeill Tourism Committee to draw funds from its account for advertising for the coming year.

A total of $3,010, plus GST, was approved for withdrawal from an account dedicated to the tourism committee with oversight from council. The first request was for the release of $510 for a full-page, colour ad on the back cover of the 2014 Vancouver Island North Visitors’ Guide. The total cost of $2,520 was offset by buy-in sponsorship from local stakeholders and a 50/50 split

with the Port McNeill & District Chamber of Commerce of the remaining balance of $1,020. The second request was for $2,500 plus tax for a colour, half-page ad in the Times Colonist Discover magazine. It is the third year Port McNeill will be on display in the publication, which is distributed on Vancouver Island, across B.C.’s Lower Mainland and into Alberta.

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NOTICE TO PARENTS Registration at Non-Neighbourhood Schools School District No. 85 has a policy and process for students who wish to attend a school other than the one that is closest to their ordinary place of residence. • Application for students to attend a non-neighbourhood school must be submitted to the school no later than February 15th each year. • Students must be registered at their respective neighbourhood school, the one that is closest to their ordinary place of residence, before applying to enrol at a non-neighbourhood school. For further information please contact your local school for a copy of the Student Admission Policy No. 2-295/R or visit the district website at: www.sd85.bc.ca *Students already attending a non-neighbourhood school do not need to reapply for subsequent years. **Students attending a non-neighbourhood school wishing to transfer back to their neighbourhood school should notify the neighbourhood school by February 15th.


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From the World’s Fair to the North Island Many people from the North Island have likely heard of the World’s Fair, or perhaps attended Expo ’86 in Vancouver. The North Island has an interesting connection to one specific historical World’s Fair, of which many people may not be aware. This link, which resulted in the attraction of many of the first non-First Nations settlers to the North Island, was the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893. In the mid 1800s the Hudson’s Bay Company first built Fort Rupert on the North Island. Due to the isolation and late settlement of the northwest coast, the First Nations of the area were con-

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sidered to be relatively ‘untouched’ by European culture. In order to show off this unique and interesting culture to the rest of the world, an entire Kwakiutl village site was re-constructed in Chicago for the World’s Fair. Big houses were relocated to Chicago from the North Island, along with a large number of totem poles, local ceremonial items and artifacts. Seventeen Kwakiutl band members (fifteen adults and two children) wearing traditional cedar robes and other historic paraphernalia, were also a part of the display. The Kwakiutl display attracted a lot of interest and attention. The souvenir book

A Look Back with Brenda McCorquodale said that the Indians in their reconstructed village would: “live under normal conditions in their natural habitations during the six months of the Exposition.” The First Nations put on displays of singing and dancing for visitors, some of which were recorded. When the Fair ended the First Nations returned home, but many of

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HBC and bought out the fort when the HBC decided to close it). They started a trading post in Hardy Bay. Harry Cadwallader was a guard at the fair, and also was interested enough by what he saw there to travel back to the North Island. He met and married Jane Charity Hunt, another of Robert’s daughters. A number of Quatsino settlers were also lured by the Chicago display. Christain Nordstrom, Edyius Evansen, Halver Bergh, Ole Skarberb (Sherberg) and about five others decided to relocate to the area. B r e n d a McCorquodale is a Port Hardy resident and North Island his-

the artifacts which had been shipped to Chicago were sold to a local museum. The Fair was a huge success, with over 27 million visits recorded, at a time when the entire population of the earth was only about 65 million people. On one day over 750,000 people attended. Many of the North Island’s first white settlers were lured to the North Island from the stunning reports of the area at the World’s Fair. Alexander Lyon was intrigued by the Kwakiutl exhibit, and moved to Fort Rupert. He married Sarah Hunt, one of Robert Hunt’s daughters (Hunt worked for the

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Where does highway end? The problem with exerting pressure on our politicians is that you need somebody at the other end to feel the pressure. Apparently taking a page from our esteemed federal leader, B.C. Premier Christy Clark has largely dodged the fallout from last November’s decision to balance the BC Ferries budget on the backs of its users. When the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District recently attempted to get a meeting with the premier, she pleaded a packed appointment book — for “the foreseeable future.” To the extent Clark is involved in the ferries brouhaha, it is as a buffer between Transportation Minister Todd Stone and his critics. In her reply to SQCRD, Clark said it was welcome to contact Stone, though he must await the resolution of a “community consultation” before he can make any decisions regarding ferry service. To their credit, many of the critics are suggesting locally generated and appropriate adjustments to the proposed cuts, including some that are budgetneutral. We maintain the best solution is to recognize the marine highway as part of the overall highway system. After all, a check of the map shows Highway 1 reaching across Canada to end at Vancouver’s shore — only to resume between Nanaimo and Victoria. If you acknowledge that as a single highway, they you also have to acknowledge there is a break in that highway. Which means there’s a break in the system.

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Transportation tax tug of war VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark has set off a storm of protest by imposing a referendum on new Lower Mainland transportation improvements, timed with the province-wide municipal elections on Nov. 15. Even if you don’t live in Metro Vancouver, you’re not immune from this longrunning saga. Provincial and federal governments use your tax dollars for the big stuff, including the SkyTrain Canada Line to Vancouver airport and the South Fraser Perimeter Road, a new truck route to port facilities at Tsawwassen. Clark has promised a bridge replacement for the George Massey tunnel under the Fraser River, which may or may not be tolled like the Port Mann bridge. The patchwork of Lower Mainland tolls is a growing political liability for the B.C. Liberal government, and if further tolls

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are avoided, major works elsewhere in the province may be delayed as the budget is eaten up by the big cities. Transportation Minister Todd Stone inherited the mess left behind by former minister Kevin Falcon, who took transit authority away from Metro Vancouver politicians. He appointed a board of experts and set up a toothless “mayors’ council” to rubber-stamp their decisions, after forcing through the Canada Line

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ahead of a long-promised transit extension to the east. Local politicians wrangled for years over that eastern extension. They finally settled on surface light rail, only to be overruled by the province, which wanted the vastly more expensive SkyTrain. The latest rebuke to the mayors’ council was when they decided not to proceed with a costly new electronic fare card system. Falcon reversed that one after taking a junket to London and falling in love with their “Oyster card” subway system. All the glitches from TransLink’s new “Compass card” program will be encountered this summer, just before those mayors go to the polls to face voter wrath. Speaking of reversals, Stone is now demanding the mayors come up with their list of priorities for new projects. They are expected to believe their A member of

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choices won’t be overruled again. Lower Mainland taxpayers are weary and confused by all this reorganizing and in-fighting. Many likely believe that it is their regional government that has imposed the Port Mann bridge tolls, when in fact that is a provincial highway project over which they had no say. Clark has made it clear there is no going back from a November referendum on new regional transportation financing tools, a promise explicit in the B.C. Liberal election platform. She hopes it will increase the dismal voter turnout for local votes. If it does that, it may be worth it. Right now, civic elections are dismal affairs, with voter turnout and awareness of local issues drifting from bad to worse. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press tfletcher@ blackpress.ca

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Communities should work to boost ridership Dear editor, My mother Patricia Mckim-Fletcher was a major component in the development of the run to Bella Coola and was a member of the Board of Directors at BC Ferries. She is no longer able to speak for herself but I know she would not be standing by and letting this happen. She would agree with me that the tourism side of the route has been mismanaged by the communities served which has caused a take-only relationship on behalf of those areas. Also she would agree with me that the amount of runs currently in place is not feasible based on ridership and that it was only a matter of time before BC Ferries cut or cancelled service. If the communities along the route want to rely

on a ferry for tourism then they should work to increase ridership. I am determined to see her vision for a ferry to Bella Coola continue and with that said I would like to provide a means of keeping the service that will attract visitors instead of drain money from the corporation in order to accommodate them. I am a resident of the Bella Coola Valley and I can see the dependence of the community on the monies raised from tourism directly associated with the ferry. I have also recently been a passenger of the service and realized the money pit this run to Bella Coola must cost the corporation. I am in favor of a change in service but not a removal of the route. 1. Change from

3 runs a week to 1. People already plan their trip based on the runs of the ferry and nothing will change. 2. A smaller ferry that serves the Discovery Coast Passage. This ferry would shuttle passengers amongst the communities and connects riders with a larger ferry that stops over at Bella Bella. 3. Providing 2 runs per week on a smaller vessel that services Bella Bella, Ocean Falls, Shearwater, Klemtu, and Bella Coola. I rode the ferry from Port Hardy home to Bella Coola in 2009 and at that time there was a shuttle that serviced the ferry for the Discovery Coast route but on my 2013 voyage it had be cancelled. This cancellation increased my

expenses $30 for the cab ride as opposed to the $5 it would have cost riding the shuttle. Creating a larger volume of passengers by only operating one sailing per week would allow for that local job opportunity to open up again. BC Ferries benefits the communities along the Discovery Coast Route by providing tourists access and these communities rely on the revenue generated by the run. In my opinion the issue is that this is a ferry and not a voyage; there are amenities and it is advertised as a voyage through the coast but it is built on a ferry shuttle platform and I think that this is what is causing the run to fail. There is a niche that is offered on the ferry for representatives of the

communities served by the ferry to come aboard free of charge and act as an ambassador to their homes. When I spoke with the Chief Steward while aboard the ferry on 2013 she informed me that no representative had rode along since 2010 and that she had not been in contact with community tourism representatives in some time. This is a loss and an error and I would like to see more from the communities along the Discovery Coast Route to help themselves, the relationship of BC Ferries and the communities needs to be equal and they need to work together to support each other. If it is true that there has been no interest from tourism groups to support the ferries then it is a shame to think they

did not realize that B.C Ferries does not work for them and that they must work together. Both times I rode the ferry from Port Hardy to Bella Coola the entire coast was missed as passage took place at night. I understand that a different ferry could be taken to take advantage of this but the experience is one of a kind and should be exposed. I also understand that Bella Coola tourism has done little to provide a healthy ridership and failure to take advantage of free passage in order to boost tourism has not been taken advantage of. I know that connecting the communities at daylight would only would increase interest in the voyage? I think BC Ferries should look at Bella Coola as a model for

the future of ferry traffic and provide on-demand, efficient ferry service between coastal communities. The small ferry that could service a route to Bella Coola could be operated from May to September but make smaller, more efficient runs that fill space appropriately. The last trip taken on the ferry from Port Hardy to Bella Coola only five people exited and 10 boarded, this is obviously one of the major reasons for considering a cutback in service but by making it a community connector that can be used by tourists for transport the ferry will succeed and flourish. I hope to see the service continue. Christopher J. Fletcher Vancouver

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January 30 Pasta Night dinner at Quarterdeck Inn, 5-9 p.m., by donation to support the recently formed Four Paws Rescue Group. For info, call Alex, 250-949-9462. January 31-February 1 It's an Honour touring exhibit appears at Port Hardy Civic Centre. Interactive exhibit sharing the stories of great Canadians and the country's system of honours, ranging from military decorations to the Order of Canada. Free admission; open to the public Friday 3-6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info at www.gg.ca/ honoursexhibit. February 1 & 8 Excel Level 1 course at North Island College, 9 a.m.4 p.m.. Call 250-949-7912 to register or for more info. February 2 Watch a family-friendly movie before it comes out on DVD at PH Baptist Church (6950 Highland Drive). Two shows: 3:30 PM and 6 PM. Cost is $2 per person (includes popcorn). There will be a concession with hot dogs, pop, chips and chocolate bars ($1 ea). FMI: www. porthardybaptistchurch.ca. February 3 Wild Heart Music program hosts exploratory meeting for families in Port Hardy interested in starting a local youth choir, 7:30 p.m., St. Columba Church. Membership open to youth age 6-18; no cost to join. Info, Deb, 250-230-0125. February 8 Free Open House and Family Day Dance, Port Alice Community Centre. Old-fashioned family fun with games, crafts, sports and more, 2-5 p.m. Everyone welcome; children under 15 must be accompanied by a parent. Dance to follow in the gym, 6-9:30 p.m. February 14 Treat your special Valentine to dinner and movie, courtesy of Tia’s Café and Gate House Community Theatre, Port McNeill. 5:30 p.m. dinner at Tia’s followed by showing of Hitch, 7 p.m. at the theatre. Tickets $50 per couple; dinner seating limited so act early. Movie also

open to those who do not attend dinner. Tickets available at Tia’s Café; FMI gatehouseca.org.

Morton will speak on salmon and the environment. No admission fee required; donations accepted.

February 15 Avalon Adventist Junior Academy invites all to its performance of Avalon's Got Talent, 6 p.m. Variety show, dessert bar by donation. For more info, call 250-9498243.

March 8 Free concert by the folk duo of Sussana Hill and David Freeman, 7 p.m., Gate House Community Theatre, Port McNeill. All ages, no donations requested. Info, gatehouseca.org.

February 21-22 Port McNeill Figure Skating Club hosts its biennial Ice Carnival at Chilton Regional Arena. Shows at 7 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday.

March 20 Speaker’s Corner series, 7 p.m., St. John Gualbert (A-Frame) Church, Port McNeill. Colleen McCormick will discuss tourism as a viable economic driver on the North Island and across B.C. No admission fee; donations welcome.

February 22 North Island Concert Society presents Ken Lavigne, original Canadian Tenor, in its annual dinner show, Port Hardy Civic Centre. Doors open 5:30 p.m., dinner 6 p.m., music at 7:30. Additional dinner music provided by North Island Community Band. Tickets $45, available in advance at Cafe Guido and Port Hardy Museum in Port Hardy, at The Flower Shoppe in Port McNeill and in Port Alice by calling Gail Neely, 250-284-3927. February 22 Women’s Wellness Gathering 2014 at T’lisalagi’lakw School, Alert Bay. Daylong series of interactive workshops covering fitness, nutrition, meditation and yoga with guest instructors. All ages welcome; $60 per person before Feb. 15, $80 afterward. FMI or to register: 1-514708-8685 or email jessicabarudin@gmail.com. February 22 & March 1 Word Level 1 course at North Island College, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.. Call 250-949-7912 to register or for more info. February 26 Mount Waddington Health Network hosts its 2014 Health Forum, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Port McNeill Lions Hall. Booth setup 9-10 a.m.; Health Network elections held during lunch. To register or reserve a booth, contact Bettina at 250-902-6090 or bettina.knopp@viha.ca. February 27 Speaker’s Corner series, 7 p.m., St. John Gualbert (A-Frame) Church, Port McNeill. Activist Alexandra

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MEETINGS & ONGOING EVENTS • Are you interested in being part of the team? Join the PH Fire Dept. drop-in meeting every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the fire halls. • Port Hardy Museum & Gift Shop open TueThu, 1- 5pm; Fri & Sat. 10am- noon & 1- 5pm. FMI 250-949-8143. • Quatsino Museum & Archives is open Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-2:00 pm Sept.-June, daily July-August. FMI quatsino.museum@ recn.ca. • Games Day first Sunday of each month, 3-5 p.m., Coal Harbour Activity Centre. Bring a friend. Free. FMI 250-949-0575. • PH Lions Club Bingo every Thursday. Doors open at 5:30pm. • The German Edelweiss Cultural Club meets Thurs. at 7pm in PH Inn Pub. FMI 250-2301376. • The Port Hardy Hospital Auxiliary Society meets the third Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.

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Local author Elaine Spencer, right, chats with Sandra Gunson while signing copies of her debut novel, Freedom Reins, following Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations a reading at the ign: BCTS Seaward Tsakonu Cove disposition of Crown land in #1414109 Book Nook Port .313” x 7.921” Hardy. J.R. Rardon

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Take notice that BC Timber Sales, Seaward (tlasta) Business Area in Port McNeill, advertises that the successful bidder for Timber Sale Licence A91523 will make application to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (North Island – Central Coast District Office in Port McNeill) for a Licence of Occupation for industrial log handling, dumping, booming, storage and a barge camp. The site is on provincial Crown land in Tsakonu Cove, Knight Inlet and the file number is 1414109. For more information or to submit written comments, contact Forest Technologist Darrell Lissell (Box 7000, 2217 Mine Road, Port McNeill, B.C. V0N 2R0 or Darrell.Lissell@gov.bc.ca) or Woodlands Supervisor Barb Drennan (Box 7000, 2217 Mine Road, Port McNeill, B.C. V0N 2R0 or Barb.Drennan@ gov.bc.ca). Comments may be made for 30 days from January 16, 2014 and will be received until 4:30 p.m. on February 17, 2014. The BC Timber Sales office may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Comments can also be posted at: http://www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index. jsp?PrimaryStatus=pending Please be sure to cite the location of the proposed activity and File #1414109.

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Victor-y over cancer Gazette staff PORT McNEILL—Mardi Gras came early to the North Island Saturday night, and local cancer victims will be the beneficiaries. The third annual Victor’s Secret Fashion Show brought a sold-out crowd to the local Community Hall to watch — and spend — as 16 men modelled bras created for the 2013 Bras for a Cause cancer-fighting fundraiser at Port McNeill’s Flower Shoppe. Backed by music pro-

vided by DJ Matt Reimer and exhorted by master of ceremonies Shay Peterson, the guys drew whoops and earned strings of beads by strutting down the runway in the brightly-coloured foundation garments. Organizer Cheryl Verbrugge thanked other volunteers and models for helping raise more than $10,000 that will help local cancer sufferers through transportation and housing for remote treatment and other benefits. Victor’s Secret has grown

from the brainchild of Flower Shoppe owner Lyn Skrlac, who has raised thousands of dollars to aid breast cancer research and treatment through a summer fund-raiser involving the creation and display of decorated and themed bras. Following the second ‘Bras’ promotion, Verbrugge stepped in with the help of her sister, Tammi Beek, and other volunteers to create the Victor’s Secret fashion show and pageant, which has utilized the same bras to raise thousands more for North Island victims. Organizers hope the bras will continue to give in the coming year, through the sale of DVDs and souvenir calendars of Saturday’s fashion show. Stay tuned to the Gazette for details on these promotions; meanwhile, here are a few of our favourite images of Saturday’s event. Clockwise from top left: Pieter Van Will shows off his “Mardi Gras” bra while lobbying for more beads during the third annual Victor’s Secret Fashion Show at Port McNeill Community Hall Saturday; • Chase Lussier puts a shine on his act; • Glenn Moore gives his best Cupid impression while modeling a bra called “Love”; • Bead queen Julie Perreaux shows off her wares; • Ray Bono of the Victor’s Secret Police Department takes a break from law enforcement to pose for a photo. J.R. Rardon


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Tell us about items of interest to the sports community. January 31 Men’s hockey A League: Mustangs at Islanders, 8 p.m., Port Alice. Jan. 31-Feb. 2 Minor hockey Port Hardy Minor Hockey bantam tournament, Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena. Concession, raffles, 50/50, more. Info, porthardytourneys@ gmail.com. February 1 Men’s hockey B League: Whalers vs. Chiefs, 9:15 p.m., Port Hardy. February 2 Golf Superbowl Sunday at Port McNeill Legion. 18 holes at Cedar Park followed by lunch, dinner, darts and the big game at the Legion Hall. Tickets $20, FMI 250-956-4551. Men’s hockey B League: Smokers vs. Whalers, 7 p.m., Port Hardy; Mainline vs. Rookies, 8:45 p.m., Port Hardy. February 7 Men’s hockey A League: Bulls at Islanders, 8 p.m., Port Alice; Mustangs at Warriors, 9:15 p.m., Port Hardy. February 8 Rep hockey Playoffs: North Island Eagles peewees host Campbell River, 1 p.m., Port McNeill; Eagles midgets host Alberni Valley, 1:45 p.m., Port Alice; Eagles bantams host Alberni Valley, 2 p.m., Port Hardy. Men’s hockey A League: Islanders at Warriors, 4:45 p.m., Port Hardy. B League: Smokers vs. Rookies, 9:15 p.m., Port Hardy.

Above: Mike McCulley releases his stone during the 'A' final of the Fort Rupert Curling Club Mixed Bonspiel last weekend. Right: Meagan Cadwallader yells instruction to Naomi and Mike Stead as they sweep in John Maday's draw under the watch of A O'Toole the McCulley rink.

Maday claims mixed bonspiel title Gazette staff Skip John Maday rode out the final stones in relative comfort after seven hard-fought ends with Mike McCully’s rink to claim the ‘A’ final of the Fort Rupert Curling Club’s Mixed Bonspiel last weekend. The two finalists made it through at the head of a dozen rinks after two day’s of round-robins to go headto-head in Sunday’s finals. A pivotal seventh end gave Maday and his rink of Meagan Cadwallader and Mike and Naomi Stead the advantage to take into the final end. McCulley had the hammer and what looked like one scoring in the house after some precise drawing by Laina Hunko, Brendan Brown and Jenny Mitchell. A neighbouring Maday rock made it tough to call though, and would have forced a measurement. Trailing by one, McCully’s rink debated the shot before electing to try a tap on Maday’s rock to score two. The skip was an

Brendan Brown lines up his shot as Jenny Mitchell and Laina Hunko prepare to sweep.

inch off however and pushed his own rock back to leave Maday scoring one. With a two-rock lead in the eighth, Maday was content to play take-out and sat with two in the house by the time the skips took up their rocks. McCulley was

left to try a near-impossible, billiards-style carom on a well-guarded house with the hammer but couldn’t unseat Maday. Maday had struck first in the final, scoring two in the first end and stealing one in the second to run out to an

early lead. McCulley, who skipped the winning rink in last year’s mixed bonspiel, took singles on the next three in succession to tie the scores before Maday regained a one point lead in the sixth. Watching the McCulley

rink debate doing the seventh, Maday was asked who was scoring. “It’s close,” said the skip. “I hope it’s him. I’d give up one and take the hammer.” As it was, he didn’t need it and the two-shot lead was enough to ease through the last end. In the ‘B’ final, Mark Hutchinson’s rink successfully defended a one shot lead in the final end from Courtenay’s Terry Anonson. Anonson’s rink had a huge fifth end, scoring three to take a one point lead before back-to-back singles from the home rink put them back in front. Anonson’s hammer in the eighth couldn’t slip past the guard and left Hutchinson with one on the button for the win. On the ‘C’ final sheet, a four-shot sixth and single seventh saw Brad Groening’s rink rally to even the scoring with Gene Cadwallader’s rink ahead of a deciding eighth. Cadwallader used the order to full effect to play take-out and claim the win.

Deadline approaches for Hickes Gazette staff PORT ALICE— Registration is under way for the 35th annual Oscar Hickes Memorial

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Atoms lose out to Juan de Fuca Gazette staff PORT HARDY—The North Island Eagles atom development team is used to seeing runaway scores like 7-1 on the scoreboard this season. They’re just not used to being on the low end. But that was the deficit the Eagles faced Sunday against the Juan de Fuca Grizzlies at Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena, as the home side lost for the first time in league play last weekend. To give the home side its due, the Eagles fought hard to rally back to 7-5 before an empty-netter clinched it for the down-Islanders. The game could easily have gone the other way. The Eagles opened the stronger of the two sides, creating a half-dozen solid chances in the opening ten minutes. But Juan de Fuca net minder Aksel Sheppard was in top form and kept the scoreboard blank. The visitors got the breakthrough late in the first before exploding in the second, racing away to 4-0 before the home side found an answer,

"I don't think (Juan de Fuca) are any better than us ... We'll see them again in the playoffs." Ray Bono

Above: The Eagles'. Right: Joey Grant watches his shot go wide as the Eagles host Juan de Fuca Sunday. A O'Toole

Tyler Roper’s pass finding Keenan Saunders for the conversion. The celebrations were short-lived, however. The Grizzlies backdoored two more in a minute and a half to race all but out of sight. The Eagles got their first power play with 13 minutes left in the third and saw a short-handed JdF goal make it 7-1. That goal brought the Eagles to life and kickstarted a fierce comeback from the home side. Joey Grant found the

net with the advantage before captain Tynan Klein-Beekman slotted home to make it 7-3 with the minutes ticking down. The Eagles kept the pressure on and rode their luck when a backhanded shot from Ethan Bono was tipped into the air by netminder Sheppard, who then fumbled the catch into the net as the momentum swing continued. With 3:45 left, Roper found Klein-Beekman for his second to bring the home side within

two. The Grizzlies made a goalie change in an attempt to stem the flow of goals before a roughing call gave the home side a man advantage with 1:29 left to play. The Eagles went all-out, pulling goalie Kayden Jones and skating six-on-four but a breakaway empty-netter sealed the win for the Grizzlies. The game was an exact echo of the previous day’s exhibition matchup, which also ended 8-5 for

the Grizzlies. Grant scored twice and KleinBeekman, Saunders and Bono had one each for The Eagles' Tynan Klein-Beekman skates the Eagles. “I don’t think (Juan at the opposition during Sunday's game at de Fuca) are any better the Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena. than us,” said coach Ray Bono after Sunday’s game. “It’s good for the kids to take a loss. They were a little scared to play out there today. We’ll see them again in the playoffs.” The atoms have one more weekend of league play before the playoffs, facing off against Victoria Racquet Club at home on February 16.

House midgets host jamboree Gazette staff PORT McNEILL— They did not get a clean sweep, but the North Island’s midget house hockey team made the most of a rare opportunity to get in a series of games at Chilton Regional Arena Jan. 18-19. Technically, the midgets play under the auspices of Port McNeill Minor Hockey. But with Port Hardy unable to fill a squad this year due to low turnout, the handful of Port Hardy midgets — normally Port McNeill’s most regular opponent throughout the season — have been folded into a Whalers team that already includes players from Alert Bay and Port Alice. On Jan. 18, this combined North Island team hosted Campbell

Athlete of the Week ATHLETE of the Week John MAdAy TheCONNOR local curler skipped his rink to SCOTT victory in the Fort Rupert Curling Club TheMixed Port McNeill skater and Bonspielmidget last weekend. atom assistant coach was named Player A O’Toole of the Year during Port McNeill Minor Hockey’s annual awards night. J.R. Rardon photo Left: Evan Gordon-Valan of Alert Bay holds his ground in front of the Campbell River net despite pressure from the Wolves' Chris Beech (5) during the Port McNeill midget jamboree at Chilton Regional Arena Saturday. Above: Zach Cameron of Port Alice, right, gets off a shot for the Port McNeill midgets during their jamboree game against Campbell River. J.R. Rardon

River and Gold River and a three-team, round-robin jamboree and came away with a split. On Jan. 19, the midgets returned

to Chilton Arena and topped the North Island Eagles rep bantams, 9-1, in an exhibition contest. In Saturday’s jambo-

ree opener, the midgets were unable to hold an early 2-0 lead as Campbell River rallied for a 7-3 win. After Campbell River

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Local gymnasts take flight Clockwise from above: Kaleigh Harris looks down for her landing spot at Funtastic Gymnastics and Trampoline Centre in Port Hardy; Instructor Heidi Falconer, left, looks on as Ashley Cadwallader performs on the double-mini trampoline; Falconer, left, watches Adrian Heemels perform. J.R.Rardon

Gazette staff PORT HARDY— Flying through the air with the greatest of ease — when things went well — five local gymnast were put through their paces last week at Funtastic Gymnastics and Trampoline Centre in

preparation for a series of upcoming competitions. Ashley Cadwallader, Kaleigh Harris, Adrian Heemels, Macy Hurley and Cassidy Mose make up the local team, coached by Heidi Falconer, who will depart next week for the Aaron Johnson Memorial

competition in Burnaby. The girls will compete in trampoline and in doublemini trampoline in the Feb. 8-10 event at the Cameron Recreation Complex. The meet is a tuneup for a series of spring championships, beginning with the 2nd Provincial Cup

Mar. 14-16 in Kamloops. That will be followed by the 2014 B.C. Trampoline Gymnastics Championships Mar. 28-30 in Abbotsford and the 4th B.C. Cup April 18-19 in Port Moody. Qualifiers may also advance to the Western Canadian Championships.

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Gazette staff PORT HARDY— The North Island’s future volleyball standouts got their first exposure to the sport earlier this month when Eagle View Elementary School hosted the annual Districtwide Throw Volleyball Tournament for Grade 4-5 players. Students from a half-dozen North Island schools competed in round-rob-

in play, featuring a catch, pass and throw version of traditional volleyball. Sunset Elementary of Port McNeill had its game in high gear, with Sunset Team 2 posting the top point total with three wins and a tie and Sunset Team 1 following in second place with a 3-1 record. Host Eagle View also entered two teams, which tied for third place with 2-2-1 records.

Above: Tristan Mardell of Sunset Elementary School, right, lunges for a catch while teammate Chloe Noël turns to watch during the annual throw volleyball tourney at Eagle View Elementary in Port Hardy Friday afternoon. Left: Nicholas Johnny of Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw School tries to corral the ball as teammate Mary-Lynne Henderson reaches to help. J.R.Rardon

Bulls and Mustangs split weekend league games Gazette staff PORT McNEILL— Jordan Campbell scored two goals, Ethan Shaw snapped a second-period tie with the game-winner and Chad Mckenzie added a short-handed, empty-net goal in the final minute as the Port Hardy Bulls topped the league-leading Port McNeill Mustangs 4-1 in men’s hockey

league play Sunday at Chilton Regional Arena. The game gave both teams a split of their weekend of action in league play. The Mustangs earlier blanked the Port Hardy Warriors 3-0 Friday in Port Hardy, while the Neucel Islanders of Port Alice notched a 4-3 win over the Bulls the same night.

Campbell’s first goal Sunday opened the scoring midway through the first period. Ryan Rushton answered for the Mustangs with 5:30 left in the period, sending the teams into intermission tied at one. Shaw put the Bulls ahead with a goal off assists from Shawn Desrosiers and Carson Porter at 4:17 of the

second period, and Campbell struck again with a wrister from the slot at 11:15 that glanced off the leg pad of Mustangs netminder Aaron Hinton and into the net for a 3-1 Bulls lead. When the visitors were whistled for a penalty with 55 seconds remaining, Hinton was pulled for a sixth attacker and a two-man Mustangs

advantage. But on the ensuing forecheck, the puck was knocked loose behind the Bulls net and Mckenzie spun and fired it through traffic in his zone to trickle into the empty net with 35 seconds remaining. Tyler Fuller collected the win in goal for the Bulls, fronted by a solid defensive effort throughout the evening.

Mustangs 3, Warriors 0 Bob Wells pitched a shutout in net and Chris Dutcyvich scored a pair of goals as the Mustangs claimed the win in a contentious contest Friday at Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena. Marty Gage, who was involved in a late altercation, also scored for the Mustangs, and Joe Murgatroyd col-

lected an assist in the victory. B League In B League action, it was nickels wild in a pair of weekend games at Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena. On Saturday, the Whalers and Chiefs skated to a 5-5 draw. On Sunday, the Smokers and Mainline met up and played to a tie by the same 5-5 score.


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Workers pause to inspect two halves of a modular home before placing it in its new location in Hyde Creek last week. J.R. Rardon

Legion winners announced Royal Canadian Legion Branch 237, Port Hardy has announced the local winners in the 2013 Poster and Literacy Competition. Five of the first-prize winners have also gone on to win first prizes in the zone competition, meaning their entries have gone on to BC/ Yukon Command of the Legion to compete with the rest of the Province & Yukon. “We wish them luck,” said Legion member George Kearey.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 237, Port Hardy. 2013 Poster & Literary Competition Winners.   Senior Poem 1. Alisha MacDonald  (PHSS) 2. Wai Ching Sze-To   PHSS   Intermediate Poem 1.  Faith Castillo  (Eagle view) 2.  Taylor Monge  (Avalon)   Intermediate Essay 1.  Alana Victoria Johnston, Avalon 2.  John Paul Santos Maia, Avalon   Junior Poem 1.  Faith Gage, Avalon 2.  Isabella Schmidt, Eagle view

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Intermediate Black & White Poster 1. Faith Castillo, Eagle view 2. Tabeni Lightheart, Avalon 3. Tianna Walkus, Avalon   Junior Black & White Poster 1. Warner Hyndman, Fort Rupert 2. Larissa McGillawee, Fort Rupert 3. Tori Romas, Eagle view   Intermediate Colour Poster 1. Taylor Monge, Avalon 2. Kira Corsi, Avalon 3. Georgia Walkus, Eagle view   Junior Colour Poster

1. Emily Walker, Eagle view 2. Dominik Nelson, Fort Rupert 3. Andrew Point, Avalon   Primary Colour 1. Aren Kufaas, Eagle view 2. Brooke Mercer, Fort Rupert 3. Kaylee Rakeia, Eagle view   Zone 1st prize winners Aren Kufass, 1st for Primary Colour.   Emily Walker, 1st for Junior Colour   Faith Castillo, 1st for Intermediate Black & White   Taylor Monge, 1st for Intermediate Colour


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Connecting students with careers One of the hardest decisions a high school student faces is finding an answer to the dreaded question, “So what do you want to be when you grow up?” Choosing a career that one may be working in for many years can be a daunting task. In order to help students make informed decisions about their futures, North Island Secondary School now has two different programs available: Connections and the Field Studies 12 course. Now in its second year, the Connections program focuses on

exposing students to careers they may be interested in pursuing after graduation. Through field trips to local employers, students have the opportunity to learn about different jobs available on the North Island. The program also gives students the chance to see firsthand what the different jobs entail, as well as to meet and interact with people working these jobs. Connections has run many successful tours to places including the Port McNeill hospital, Orca Sand and Gravel, and West Coast Helicopters. Coming

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Andrew Mitchell up in February, trips to the Regional District’s Water Treatment Facilities and Strategic Forest Management are planned. Field Studies 12, a new course at NISS this year, also

helps bridge the gap between school and work. Throughout the course, students learn life skills, such as managing finances and writing a resume and cover letter. A large part of the students’ mark also depends on both a work placement and a community project. For the work placement, a student will be matched up with a local employer suiting their career aspirations, allowing them to job shadow and experience that career first hand. The community project, another important component

of the course, means students must come up with some sort of project or experience that betters either the school or the community at large. If you would be interested in having the Connections program tour your business, please contact Mrs. Kathleen McArthur, the program coordinator, at kmcarthur@ sd85.bc.ca or through the website, www. connectionsniss.webs. com. Andrew Mitchell is a Grade 12 student at North Island Secondary School and a prize-winning amateur photographer.

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Concert kicks off arts membership drive Gazette staff PORT McNEILL— Gate House Community Association hosted its annual members’ appreciation night this month with a renewed call to promote and support the arts on the North Island. It promptly made good on the promise at Gate House Theatre Sunday with a concert featuring the folk, Celtic and Canadian stylings of the Saskatchewan-based duet Saskia and Darrell. Sunday’s concert, well received by a small but

enthusiastic crowd, was the first of several events on tap at the Port McNeill theatre, reopened in 2009 following a 23-year closure and taken over in 2011 by the Gate House Community Association. The group, which received its non-profit society status last year, highlighted several ongoing programs, including two after-school drama programs for students in grades 5-12, through which it is working to receive grant funding. It also unveiled a spring

lineup that include anoth- to begin this spring. Memberships to Gate er concert, a free show Community by the duet of Sussana House Hill and David Freeman Association are availMar. 8, and the return able for $25 per year. corpoof Missoula Children’s Additionally, rate sponsorships were Theatre in early May. Gate House director announced, on a sliding Terry Ruth Eissfeldt, who scale from $25 to $100 last year produced and per month, which are tax performed in her original deductible and which play, the society’s first, may include a free theatre announced the society will rental. For more details or inforput on its second original production — a sequel mation, visit the society’s website at rate gatehouseca. to Peter Panand entitled The learns grows at his/her own and has org or the Revenge of Smee — this different experiences and interests.Gate House fall, and auditions and Community Association page. production are expected School District Facebook No.85 invites

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