PRINCE RUPERT VOL. 9 NO. 8
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Cops report quiet ANBT
SHOT OF A CHAMPION
BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
News City to fine riders without a helmet Page A3
“We were definitely manned and ready ... but nothing really happened.”
Sports Junior boys win Northwest Zones Page A12
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Neely Humpherville of the Metlakatla Crest ﬁres a jump shot over the head Anna Atleo of the West Coast Spirit during the Women’s Division championship game at the 55th Annual All Native Basketball Tournament. Metlakatla would take the championship by a ﬁnal score of 64-63. See Pages A8-A9 for full results.
Community Paper, rock, scissors for charity Page A16
Board ponders two-week spring break School teachers vote overwhelmingly in favour of extra week off next year BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
Haida Gwaii Haida dominate All Native Tournament Page B1
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Thousands of fans and hundreds of players and coaches from across the province were in Prince Rupert last week for the 55th Annual All Native Basketball Tournament, but RCMP say there were no major incidents despite the influx of people. “It was extremely uneventful over the weekend and the week leading up to it ... we were definitely manned and ready for the large number of people, but nothing really happened,” said Const. Lesley Smith of North District Media Relations. “We believe this was, in part, due to - Const. the lower number Lesley Smith of participants as some communities had to cancel and some fans stayed home due to weather and deaths in their village.” Crime during the All Native Basketball Tournament was brought up as a concern of city council in early December and was a catalyst for council seeking funding to address issues arising at major events in Prince Rupert.
Changes to the Prince Rupert School District’s school calendar could mean a two-week spring break next year. While School District 52’s (SD52) board of education isn’t entirely comfortable with the idea, it has agreed to gather more information before making a final decision. The idea of a two-week break comes after recent regulations put an end to the standard school year calendar issued by the B.C. Ministry of Education each year, giving school districts in the province the flexibility to decide when their schools will be in session. A prerequisite is districts must consult with
“I’m very concerned that the two-week spring break is going to have a negative impact.” - Janet Beil partner groups prior to approving calendars each year. Kathy Murphy, president of the Prince Rupert and District Teachers’ Union (PRDTU), said 69 per cent of teachers voted in favour of a two-week spring break. With the idea resonating with many teachers in B.C., superintendent Sandra Jones said an extra week off in March could help with
recruitment difficulties SD52 faces. The district met with the PRDTU and were told the only feasible way to have a second week off in March would be to add minutes to each school day. Other options, such as starting the school year earlier, running it later or having year-round schooling, would require a significant change to the collective agreement. Following the meeting, SD52 administration presented two calendar options to the board of education last week. The first follows the traditional pattern of school starting after Labour Day and ending in late June, with a one-week spring break. The second calendar has the same start and end dates, but has a two-week spring break. See BREAK on Page A2
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Spring break decision City debates role of containers coming next month Eyesore or
BREAK from Page A1 Under this calendar, the required instructional time lost during the extra week would be made up by adding minutes to each school day. Though a majority of teachers approve the idea, Jones said library assistants and secretaries’ work hours could be impacted if the March break was lengthened. Jones said while a two-week spring break is fairly standard in the north, it has its downfalls. “The length of time students are out of school (each summer) is sometimes considered a concern because school provides structure and stability for many students,” she said, adding there’s a degree of reteaching needed after long breaks. Board chair Tina Last had concerns about the second option. “How can you replace a week in a classroom with a teacher by adding 10 minutes to each day. In my mind all that does is satisfy the ministry’s requirements for the number of hours of instruction,” she said. Trustee Janet Beil was uneasy with the idea of at-risk students being away from school for another lengthy period of time. “After being on this board for six years studying what happens in our area, I’m very concerned that the two week break is going to have a negative impact,” she said, explaining it would mean students who have unhealthy meal plans at home or who live in poverty would be away from their school’s nutritional food programs longer, a point trustee Barb Gruber didn’t agree was an issue considering students are away from school longer each summer. Another concern with changing from the standard school calendar was losing more time in the shorter semester, which could affect provincial exams. The board agreed to send the two options out to the district’s partner groups, including teacher and support staff unions, the district parent advisory council and the Aboriginal Education Council. Feedback will be considered at the school board meeting next month, with the board deciding on a calendar for the 2014/2015 year.
BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
A recommendation from staff to have two shipping containers removed from the downtown core turned into a discussion about how business-friendly the City of Prince Rupert should be. The containers in question sit beside V. Amante Home Supplies in an area zoned C1 by the city’s Zoning Bylaw, which prohibits the presence of containers in commercial areas. The containers are used to store pellets for the pellet stove sold in the store. While the initial thought was to table the idea as discussion took place between the city and the business owner, Coun. Barry Cunningham called the whole thing “ridiculous”. “Here you have a small business on Third Avenue that is struggling to survive and they are finding ways to store their stuff without a great cost of rebuilding or anything while other businesses on Third Avenue are closing or still closed. We always tell everyone we are
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Containers in the downtown core was a point of contention for council.
open for business, this is an example of trying to shut down a small business,” he said, taking aim at the bylaw itself. “This is a bylaw we should revisit and possibly amend. Shipping containers are all over town, everyone is using them. This bylaw is archaic.” Those sentiments were echoed by others in the chamber, who said the time may have come to revise what is and is not permitted under the zoning bylaw. “Whenever I go by the store and see different things, whether it’s their store or someone else’s, it doesn’t look unsightly, it looks like they are productive. It looks like they are in business and they have things coming and
going,” said Coun. Judy CarlickPearson. “It’s something that has come up because it is in a bylaw that hasn’t been looked at and is a bylaw that may need changing ... if there are a lot of businesses that are using them for storage because of space, then I think we need to relook at the bylaw,” said Coun. Anna Ashley. “I do not want to see an increase in the number of containers around town, but I think there are circumstances from time to time that render them useful,” said Coun. Joy Thorkelson. Council agreed to put off taking any action while city staff and the business owner worked toward a solution.
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Port Edward dog Riding without helmet a fineable offence park rejected Confiscation possible By Shaun Thomas
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Animal lovers wanting a dog park in Port Edward will have to wait a while longer. The idea to convert the existing soccer field into a dog park was brought to council on Jan. 13 in the form of a petition signed by approximately 80 residents, who cited wildlife concerns and the lack of an off-leash area in the community. The petition was brought back to the table at the Feb. 11 meeting and, although the idea of allowing dog use on the field on a trial basis was raised, council unanimously rejected the idea. “I am very happy that we are going to keep the soccer field as it is,” said Mayor Dave MacDonald. “Right now there are a lot of places in Port Edward where you can walk your dog safely and we just ask that people pick up after their pets.” Although council voted against converting the soccer field, MacDonald said the dog park idea is not completely off the table. “For those who signed the petition, council is going to look to see if there is another location, if it is feasible and what the cost would be to put up a fence,” he explained, adding there is no time line in place for a report back on the park idea. Those signing the petition noted there were no competitive teams or leagues using the field and felt that allowing dogs would make it a more valuable asset to Port Edward.
Skateboarding, biking or rollerblading without a helmet could be a costly undertaking in the future. During its Feb. 11 meeting, Prince Rupert city council gave first three readings to a bylaw that would impose fines and the possible confiscation of equipment for people who choose not to wear a helmet on the streets and sidewalks around town. While the initial plan was to impose a $35 fine for the first offence, a $70 fine for the second offence and confiscation on the third offence, council amended those penalties following concerns raised by Coun. Barry Cunningham. “I would be pissed off if I had to pay $35 then had to go out and pay $70 or $80 for a helmet ... I would like to amend the penalties so that the first offence is $35, but if a helmet is purchased and brought in with a receipt that penalty is waved, otherwise it is really a double hit,” he said. The idea found support among council, who also recommended the money collected through fines be put aside to help purchase helmets for those who cannot afford the added expense. In the case of youth being caught not wearing a helmet, the bylaw puts the onus on the parent or guardians who “authorizes or knowingly permits the person not to wear a helmet”. “Someone has to buy a helmet, safety has to be first. Whether the parent or child is paying, safety always has to be first,” said Mayor Jack Mussallem. “No matter what other people say, we’re not going to let you put yourself in harm’s way and we’re going to do everything we can to prevent it,” added Coun. Anna Ashley. The lone voice of opposition to the bylaw came from Coun. Gina Garon, who said she didn’t feel a simple fine
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A question of fairness for all
rince Rupert city council has opened a can of worms with its most recent discussion about containers in the downtown core, perhaps creating more questions than providing answers or clarity. First question: Are containers a useful means of storage for business or an eyesore that detracts from some of the work done to beautify the community? You can paint all the murals you want and add a splash of colour to formerly dull buildings until the cows come home, but if those projects are done across the street from a giant metal box the effect is completely lost. And if you allow one set of containers downtown, you’re not going to be able to stop the proliferation of containers as businesses Shaun Thomas recognize their usefulness in a tight downtown core. Next question: Why business friendly, but not dog friendly? You can’t tell a family you’re not willing to change the bylaws to accommodate one extra dog then turn around and say bylaws need to be changed to accommodate containers that are clearly not permitted by those same bylaws. What is good for families should be good for business and fairness is key. And the final question: Do you really want to breed a culture where council backs down from their bylaws when someone breaks them and are caught doing so? Council told the family that built a backyard rink so the neighbourhood children could safely play hockey in the great outdoors that the structure had to go because it was built without following the city’s bylaws — that is what is known as precedent. To allow a business that does something in the face of the city’s bylaws without first talking to council sets another precedent: That businesses in town can get away with things people in town cannot. Council has really backed themselves into a corner when it comes to the issue of allowing containers to stay in the downtown, and I am sure those residents who have been on the opposite side of the fence and were told “the bylaws are the bylaws” will be watching with a keen eye as to how the city responds.
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he first step is free. Tell them about it. On this point, Prince Rupert isn’t normal. In late January, the City of Prince Rupert Often getting timely cooperation from a number hired an outside consultant to increase usage of sports organizations and teams is tantamount of the community’s recreation facilities. to pulling teeth. “Council has heard community concerns on We truly recognize how important sports are to decreasing participation at the complex and has a community and we want to tell the stories. So identified community involvement in improving much so, we have decided to add a full-time sports recreation services as a priority,” Prince Rupert reporter. Mayor Jack Mussallem told the Northern View. As one community member said in an e-mail: Declining participation isn’t plaguing the “I just noticed your ad for a sports reporter complex alone and the sports that use the facility. and wanted to commend the Northern View for its The problem is rampant across the spectrum from decision to add a full-time sports reporter to its the golf course to the curling rink. team. Todd Hamilton Some speculate that Xbox and Wii are to blame. “Sports is very important in small communities, Others say it’s economic, that sports have just particularly to parents who love to see the become too expensive. Both have some validity. But both achievements of their children chronicled. It is also a good don’t fully rationalize the problem or why some sports do so way for adults to keep up on what local leagues and events are much better than others in Prince Rupert. out there — even encouraging people to become a part of it. Two specific success stories are the swim club and basketball. Of course, sports also makes for fantastic photos!” Curiously, these two sports liberally avail themselves of a We couldn’t agree more, but it will be up to Prince Rupert perfect vehicle to promote themselves and grow participation sports and recreation organizations to be much more media — our sports pages. savvy and cooperative. The others, well, to be kind, are reaping what they sowed To that end, in the coming weeks, the Northern View will — nothing. be contacting as many recreation and sports organizations Normally, sporting organizations bend over backwards to willing to meet with us, to help them promote their sport or help a sports reporter, whether it be print, radio or TV, in any activity. way they can to get coverage. Many even complain they aren’t This can only be a win-win situation. getting enough coverage. Media coverage is beneficial for the It’s not the only step many organizations will have to take sport, the participants and the sponsors — it’s free advertising. to fix their participation problem, but it will be free.
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Editor: I would like to reply to the letter sent to my home by Don Krusel of the port of Prince Rupert regarding the Pinnacle Pellet Plant and concerns it has generated. As someone who has experienced the problems, I would point out that some of us feel perturbed and misled due to the promises that were made when the project was presented to the public. In fact, I was all in favour of what was proposed in the beginning. I was praying the principals of this operation use their best judgement and compassion when they chose to put a large industrial facility in the middle of what has been one of the nicest neighbourhoods in our city. Unfortunately, since they started operations it has become clear they do not feel it necessary to comply with even the basic municipal bylaws, let alone comply with what was promised in the initial presentation. I was away when this occurred so I can only speak from what I was told by friends and neighbours. As I understand, there was no real consultation or choice for residents. As a matter of sound judgement it may have been a better idea for the port and Pinnacle to get feedback before charging ahead. Fair minded people ask before they act and don’t make promises they know they can’t keep. Yes, we do want to be open to new business and expansion. Yes, we believe our city can use more jobs and taxpayers to pay for infrastructure. Yes, we understand certain sacrifices will need to be made in order for these to come to fruition, but there are things that can be done without ramming major projects down our throats. Mr. Krusel offers the following in his Jan. 27 letter: “Commissioning entails verifying, inspecting and testing elements of a new facility.” It follows to say “adjustments are necessary- and expected-
“There are things that can be done without ramming major projects down our throats. ” - Dan Harris after the new equipment has been installed.” Mr. Krusel and others involved in may not live in Prince Rupert and may not have witnessed the results of the first loading attempts, but they were unreasonably loud, annoying, and long. They can install all the monitoring equipment they deem necessary but what will be done when things go wrong? It has been noted that the equipment for noise measurement is at the base of the towers but sound travels out, not necessarily straight down! This could lead to a completely acceptable report if someone reads the numbers in their office. The position taken by Mr. Krusel is “this is good news for economies along Prince Rupert’s trade corridor- and Prince Rupert itself ”. I would ask what good news is it for the property owners who have suffered a drop in the value of their homes due to this project? Some have potentially lost tens of thousands of dollars in property value for what is described as “good news”. It is now too late to reconsider the decision of the PRPA, but they should make an honest effort to appease the folks who have been victim of the pit falls of this project. Please see to it that once this venture is completed we don’t regret our choice to trust the people who are making the decisions that affect our lives to such a great extent. D. Harris Prince Rupert
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Editor: In the Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 issue of the Northern View, an article pertaining to an agreement made between the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District (SQCRD), the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MOTI) and Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO) for
the continued maintenance of Jungle Beach on Haida Gwaii improperly referenced BC Parks as opposed to MFLNRO. The SQCRD would like to sincerely apologize for this error and thank the MFLNRO for its continued support. Skeena — Queen Charlotte Regional District
he use of biological material as a means to generate power has a history as old as humankind itself. Since the time when people began burning wood to make fire, this form of fuel has always remained a viable way for people heat their homes and cook food, particularly in less developed parts of the world. Throughout the centuries, other energy sources were discovered and became the dominant sources of fuel and power generation worldwide. Today coal, gas, oil, hydro, nuclear power are all major fuels for the worldwide production of electricity. They make up roughly 98% of global electricity generation, meaning less than 2% is attributable to the combustion of renewable biological material. While these major energy sources are firmly established and will continue to lead global energy production for the foreseeable future, there is interest among developed nations to transition in-part back to biomass power generation, which presents a sustainable, renewable energy option. Biomass, as it commonly known today, most often refers to plant-derived materials like wood that can either be directly burned to produce heat, or converted to various forms of biofuel. The largest biomass energy source is still wood, which includes everything from forest residues like branches and tree stumps to yard clippings and wood chips. Biomass can also be produced from many other types of plants and grains, and can be converted to other usable forms of energy like methane gas or transportation fuel like biodiesel and ethanol. The most common type of biomass fuel produced and used in North America is the wood pellet. Biomass byproducts of the forestry industry that were once considered waste have recently become a high-value commodity. By compressing wood waste, such as the sawdust created by sawmills and other manufacturing facilities, highly combustion-efficient wood pellets can be created and used as an alternative energy source. Wood pellets are versatile since they can be used across a range of applications, from large-scale power generation at electrical plants to combustion heating in family dwellings. Due to their regular small size and high density, wood pellets are an efficient energy source as they can be stored compactly, easily transported over long distance and calibrated to automatically feed into burners. Carbon dioxide emissions as a result of pellet burning are also much lower when compared to other forms of combustion heating, and burn more efficiently than fossil-based fuels. These obvious benefits have created a thriving wood pellet industry in North America, which is now supplying demand from domestic sources as well as those overseas. As a testament to that growth, the International Energy Agency reports that wood pellet production in North America more than doubled between 2006 and 2010 to reach 14 million tonnes in 2010, a figure that is expected to more than double within the next five years. Re:port is a collaborative promotional venture by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and The Northern View.
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Editor: I have dear friends living their lives in longterm care at the Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital in Masset. In recent visits I have seen a marked change in the evening meal; from food thoughtfully prepared in our fully-functional and staffed kitchen to food massproduced by the Appetito Corp. in Ontario and then microwaved (“retherm”) in our fully-functional and staffed kitchen. My friends have lost something, a connection to humanity; the anticipation of a real toothsome meal to close their day and bring a smile. The dull sameness of this “retherm” meal is reflected in the ignored or barely touched plates left behind. We know that food is not merely sustenance. Good food is a joy and an expression of caring and love. The importance of providing human connection through one of the few pleasures remaining to those in long-term care cannot be understated or denied. Hippocrates said it best: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine by thy food.” Food is medicine. Those living in long-term care deserve treatment. Andrew Neville Masset
The following was received as an open letter to Prince Rupert Port Authority president and CEO Don Krusel. Dear Mr. Krusel: Re: Westview Wood Pellet Terminal commissioning. Thank you for your letter dated Jan. 23, 2014 concerning noise and light issues related to the Westview Wood Pellet Terminal. As residents of the Westview area, we find the noise and light emissions from the terminal to be within expectations for a port area. That said, with the lack of action on shore access and the Rushbrook Trail reopening, Pinnacle and the Port can do a great deal more to be considered desirable neighbours. For example, we are very concerned with air quality issues related to Pinnacle and the port in general. Diesel emissions from loading carriers and transiting cargo traffic at times
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Results from the 55th Annual All Native Basketball Tournament
Skidegate Saints take third straight championship BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
The undefeated Skidegate Saints looked to make it three straight Seniors Division championships as they tipped off against the Ahousaht Suns in the final game of the 55th Annual All Native Basketball Tournament. The Saints stifling defense kept Ahousaht to a single basket through five minutes of the first quarter while on the other side of the court they put away nine points for a strong early lead to the delight of the pro-Skidegate crowd. By the time the buzzer sounded to end the first, despite back-to-back three pointers by Ahousaht’s Greg Charlie, the Saints retained a 19-10 lead. In the second, the Suns began chipping away at that lead and were only down five, 25-20, through five minutes. Going into halftime, Skidegate held on to a slight lead with the score 36-29. The early part of the third saw Ahousaht begin to gain momentum and trail by a single point, 40-39, through five minutes of play. But just as Ahousaht took momentum in the early part of the quarter, the Saints took it back and reestablished their nine point lead. With one quarter to play the score was 53-49 for the Saints, ensuring an exciting finish for the fans packed into the Russell Gamble Gymnasium. Ahousaht tied things up less than a minute into the final frame, but with five minutes to play the Saints were up 61-57. The Suns were persistent in the late going, trailing 69-63 with one minute to play, but the defending champs would prove to be too much as they took their third straight title 72-70. “We came out and we knew that Ahousaht wasn’t going to give us anything. We knew we had to come out and we knew we had to work hard. Our offence wasn’t coming together quite as well as every other year, but we
“The difference was our hustle and our belief in ourselves. We never doubt that we’re going to win.” - Jason Alsop pushed through it, we grinded it out and that is the win this year ... we were ready for this. We are here to win. This is what we come here to do,” said Desi Collinson, who won his third consecutive Most Valuable Player Award. “The difference was our hustle and our belief in ourselves. We never doubt that we’re going to win. We just hit the boards hard on both ends, trust each other and play hard defense ... it feels good to make Skidegate happy and to make Haida Gwaii happy with the big win,” said Best Defensive Player Jason Alsop. Although they fell short of winning the banner, two players from Ahousaht claimed three individual awards. Greg Charlie was named Mr. Hustle and Tournament High Scorer with 161 points in six games while Luke Robinson was named Most Inspirational Player. William Edwards of Prince Rupert was given the Sixth Man Award. Tournament all-stars included Tyler York and Darcy Pearson of Skidegate, Greg Charlie and Travis Thomas of Ahousaht, Justin Adams and Chris Haines of thirdplace Kincolith, Jefferson Brown and Sean Gladstone of Bella Bella, Shawn White of Lax Kw’alaams and Chris Campbell of Prince Rupert. The Haisla Braves of Kitamaat were named the Most Sportsmanlike Team.
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Most Valuable Player Desi Collinson puts up a shot as tournament high scorer and Mr. Hustle Greg Charlie of Ahousaht looks for the block during Saturday evening’s ﬁnal. The Saints squeaked out a 72-70 victory for their third straight title.
Single-point games gives Metlakatla Women’s title BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
For the second straight year the Nanaimo Spirit faced off with the Metlakatla Crest in the finals of the All Native Basketball Tournament after losing to the Crest in the A bracket final and coming through the back door, but this year Metlakatla would not be denied. The familiar foes proved to once again be evenly matched in the early going as Metlakatla led by a single three pointer, 8-5, after five minutes. Neither team was able to pull away as the quarter progressed, but a buzzerbeating three from just past half court by Denise Wilson gave Metlakatla a 17-11 lead going into the second. Nanaimo worked to chip away at that lead, but the Crest had an answer for everything and led 25-21 through five minutes of play. The Spirit had trouble getting much to drop in the later part of the quarter, which led to a 32-23 Metlakatla lead heading into the half. Nanaimo’s offence started to click in the third as they trailed 38-35 through five minutes and tied things up at 38 just seconds later. With 10 minutes left it was still anyone’s game as Metlakatla held a slim 47-43 lead. With such a close game and the championship on the line, the crowd became deafening with every basket, rebound and foul. Metlakatla held on to a 57-54 lead through five minutes, but the game was far from over. Nanaimo took their first lead of the game with 2:47 on the clock and with one minute remaining the score was 63-60 for the Spirit. A layup by Roberta Edzerza tied it up at 63 with 17.6 and she made good on a subsequent foul shot to give the Crest the lead. A collision with 8.5
seconds stopped the play and sent Nanaimo’s Heather Charleson to the line who went 0 for 2, but Nanaimo got the ball back on a toss up only for the Crest to create a turnover and claim their first championship in five years with a 64-63 victory. “Redemption always feels good. We have a small team and we work hard every year ... the difference was a lot of our other players that don’t always score really stepped it up, which is great. You could tell in this game they were tripling me and doubling up on our guard, so they really stepped it up,” said Most Valuable Player Judy Carlick-Pearson. “It’s awesome to bring the championship back to Metlakatla. It’s been five years and we wanted it bad this year. We wanted it bad last year but we lost by two. This year we won by one. We couldn’t have played a better team. Nanaimo gives us a fight every single game and they have heart right to the end. This year we had more heart than them and last year was a year of ‘would have, could have, should have’ ... it was a fun game. Hats off to Nanaimo,” said Best Defensive Player Denise Wilson, who noted the team was healthier going into this year’s tournament. Nanaimo’s Jolene Nagy was one of the big winners in the individual awards, taking the Ms. Hustle, Most Inspirational Player and Tournament High Scorer award with 146 points in five games, while Megan Metz of third-place Kitamaat won the Sixth Woman award and the Most Promising Player. Women’s Division all-stars were Denise Wilson and Judy Carlick-Pearson from Metlakatla, Nanaimo’s Jolene Nagy and Mariah Charleson, Kitamaat’s Deanna
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MVP Judy Carlick-Pearson pushes past former two-time MVP Brittany Williams of Nanaimo during Metlakatla’s 6463 victory on Saturday afternoon.
Gray and Kaitlin Stewart, Kerry Small and Marissa Tait from Greenville, Mariah Tait from Gitwinksihlkw and Kristen Helin from Prince Rupert. Greenville was named the Most Sportsmanlike Team.
February 19, 2014 • Northern View • A9
Results from the 55th Annual All Native Basketball Tournament
Saints easily capture Intermediate title By Martina Perry PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
After winning all three games they played in the A bracket, the Skidegate Saints won the Intermediate Division championship of the 2014 All Native Basketball Tournament (ANBT). “It feels amazing [to bring the banner back to Skidegate with us]. I know the community was watching back at home,” said Nate Vogstad, who was named the Intermediate Division Most Valuable Player and Mr. Hustle. “This is our first Intermediate championship in more than 10 years, so it feels great,” said Jesse Barnes, who won the Sixth Man Award for the division. The Saints met up with the Prince Rupert Lawn and Garden Huskies in the last game, a team they had beat 82-37 on Friday to secure a spot in the final. The Huskies had to face off against Hesquiaht in the semi-final to meet Skidegate in the final, with Hesquiaht placing third. The Saints started the final game on a good footing, ending the first quarter 3216. In the second quarter, the Prince Rupert Lawn and Garden Huskies pushed and were able to get the score to 41-27 half way through. With just over over four minutes left in the first half of the game, Prince Rupert were only down by nine with the score 43-32.
But with a few minutes left, Skidegate continued to build their advantage. At halftime, the tally was 61-40 for the Saints. The Huskies came back strong in the third, trailing 54-63 with a little over five minutes to play. Prince Rupert kept pushing and managed to pull within seven, but would stay there for the remainder of the quarter as Skidegate entered the final frame with a 72-62 lead. Although it got close in the fourth quarter, the Saints maintained a solid 86-71 lead with a little more than three minutes left. “We got sort of scared there, they were coming back ... then we started turning up and went on a roll and got up by about 15. That’s when I knew we had won. The crowd was right behind us. They were so loud, it kept us going,” said Barnes, who made a slam dunk mid-way through the quarter. The Huskies couldn’t overcome the Saints, with Skidegate winning the game 93-80 for the Intermediate championship. Vogstad said the team’s experience was its strength over their competitors. “Our preparation helped us ... we train every day with the Seniors and play against them so we’re always practicing against grown men. So it’s not a big deal when we play against the toughest competition,” said Vogstad, who was the division high scorer with 137 points in four games. “We definitely had height on them, so we really killed them on rebounding off
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Intermediate MVP Nate Vogstad of Skidegate puts up a jumper over Prince Rupert’s Adrian Robinson in the final. Skidegate won the game 93-80.
of the boards. [Our main game plan was] running the fast break. We got a lot of easy points off that.” The Huskies’ Charlie Leeson was named the Most Inspirational Player in the Intermediate Division and was named a tournament all-star, with Hesquiaht’s Jalen Charleson also being selected as an all-star and earning the Best Defensive Player award.
Intermediate all-stars included Skidegate’s Cole Edinger and Joel Richardson, Glen Blandov from the Huskies, Darren Charleson from Hesquiaht, Bella Bella’s Jordan Gladstone and Graylon Martin, Kincolith’s Shaquille Barton and Colton Murell from Hazelton. Hazelton was named Most Sportsmanlike Team.
Watchmen repeat with second win over Bella Bella By Martina Perry PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
The Haida Watchmen from Old Massett will bring the Masters Division banner home for the second year in a row after beating out the Heiltsuk Nation from Bella Bella 94-64 in the finals of the 2014 All Native Basketball Tournament (ANBT). The Haida Watchmen and Heiltsuk Nation had played each other in the final of the 2013 tournament, with Bella Bella hoping to even the score in 2014. This year Old Massett and Bella Bella had met up on the courts on Thursday, with the undefeated Haida Watchmen winning the game 97-57 to move on to the final. The loss meant the Heiltsuk Nation had to play in the semi-final against Kincolith to earn a spot in the final, which they did with 71-61. Both teams played fairly equally in the game’s first quarter, with Old Massett holding on to a 19-12 lead over Bella Bella. Bella Bella played catch-up for the first part of the second quarter, managing to get the tally to 25-24 with just under six minutes left. But the Haida Watchmen wouldn’t allow Heiltsuk Nation to surpass them, bringing the score to 45-33 with about one minute left in the quarter and
ending it at 49-33. In the third quarter Old Massett secured their lead with the scoreboard reading 74-48 in the Haida Watchmen’s favour by the end of the quarter. In the final part of the game it was obvious Old Massett would become the 2014 ANBT Master Division winners, having more than a 30 point lead over Bella Bella with just three minutes to go. When the final buzzer rang the scoreboard read 94-64. Haida fans erupted with joy, celebrating the second consecutive Masters Division win for Old Massett. “Our conditioning came in at the end and that was the difference maker,” said player David Hill, who previously coached the team. “The win has a lot of meaning for me. This is my first championship as a player. It was nice to come back and help the guys defend the title.” Player Abe Brown retained his Most Valuable Player (MVP) title, also winning it in 2013. “We worked hard and it feels nice to be rewarded once again. It comes down to good teamwork. It makes it easy for me to perform well when I have ... my boys. I have to take my hat off to them because they make it easy to score and rebound,” said Brown, who also named the Best
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Trevor Russ dribbles around the defence during the Haida Watchmen’s 96-64 finals victory over the Heiltsuk Nation.
Defensive Player and a tournament allstar. The high scorer of the Masters Division was Neal Barton from Kincolith, who earned 117 points in six games. Barton was also named a tournament all-star. The Sixth Man Award went to Old Massett’s Stan Swanson; Prince Rupert’s Brady Johnston was named Mr. Hustle,
and Bella Bella’s Cliff Starr was awarded Most Inspirational Player and selected as a tournament all-star. The remaining Masters Division allstars were Old Massett’s Trevor Russ, Mike Reid from Bella Bella, Ellis Ross and Wes Nyce from Kitamaat, Dan Walters from Kincolith, Fred Tait from Canyon City and Prince Rupert’s Kirby Green.
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February 19, 2014 • Northern View • A11
RTA leasing wharf to LNG Canada
Northern Iron looking to Rupert
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Rio Tinto Alcan has reached an agreement with LNG Canada — an LNG export proposal headed by proponent Shell Canada — to acquire or lease a wharf and associated land at RTA’s Kitimat property. The agreement, according to a statement from Rio Tinto, gives LNG Canada a series of options, payable against the project’s milestones. Colleen Nyce, manager of corporate affairs and community relations for Rio Tinto Alcan in Kitimat, said that the wharf in question refers to their Terminal B, the former Eurocan Pulp and Paper terminal. LNG Canada told Black Press this agreement simply formalizes the relationship with Rio Tinto Alcan, adding the options give them flexibility to the needs of the LNG Canada project. However, the company would not release what those options specifically are. Amy Calitz, vice president of LNG Canada, said that they believe LNG Canada “represents the best opportunity to bring the liquefied natural gas industry and its benefits to the people and communities of British Columbia”. As for this agreement, Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh said this deal shows how the company can “generate meaningful value from our existing assets by selling options on port facilities to LNG Canada”. The financial details of the agreement are confidential.
Hot briquetted iron (HBI) could be making its way through the Port of Prince Rupert in the years ahead as Northern Iron Corp. works to develop two mining properties in Ontario. The company is currently in a holding pattern following a recent decline in the resource market, but is working to secure a partner to develop the Griffith mine near Ear Falls, Ontario and Karas property near Kenora, Ontario. “When that would take place, with everything aligning, it might be by the end of the year. After that it would be a matter of getting the Is dotted and Ts crossed. Following that there would need to be a feasibility study ... the earliest time we could start production would be late 2015. After that it would take two years to build the plant, so the product would only really start being shipped in 2018,” said Northern Iron president and CEO Basil Botha. “I hope things change quickly so we can get going on this.” Although the company noted “almost the entire transportation infrastructure” is in place to export 1.5 million tonnes of HBI, what that export will look like remains to be seen due to the preliminary nature of
Hot briquetted iron (HBI) may be shipped to Asia through Prince Rupert.
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Tourism taking over info centre BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
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The visitor information centre, formerly located in the Museum of Northern B.C., is now under the umbrella of Tourism Prince Rupert. City council made the decision during an incamera session on Feb. 11 and announced the decision during the following public meeting. It was welcome news for Tourism Prince Rupert (TPR) chair Scott Farwell. “It is an exciting opportunity for us and something we’re looking forward to ... I think it is a critical link between the marketing and visitor engagement in the community,” he said. While TPR is planning to have one anchor location for the visitor info centre, which will house all the brochures and have someone present to answer calls and emails, Farwell said the board is looking to expand the centre beyond one site. “What we presented to council is having visitor kiosks at various points in the community that hold brochures and information about what is happening in town. I imagine it would be at key entry points and places where large groups of tourists gather,” he said, noting businesses would be able to participate as kiosks. “I envision staff in these locations would have additional training as tourism ambassadors and I think that would assist visitors and get more stakeholder engagement.” While the change means TPR will be receiving the $70,000 the museum formerly received to administer the visitor information centre, council also decided on Tuesday to cut the operating grant for the group by $36,000. TPR had requested $65,000 in addition to the required $160,000 in hotel taxes, but council understood the hotel tax would be closer to $200,000. Based on that, council felt comfortable reducing the TPR operating grant
“I think it is a critical link between the marketing and visitor engagement.” - Scott Farwell and increasing the grant to the Prince Rupert Public Library to $558,000 from the current $522,000. “Even though the money is coming off the grant, they are getting more hotel tax ... and I think they can use the money from that and the visitor information centre to make their plans work,” said Coun. Anna Ashley. “I don’t believe they are going to have less money, I believe they are going to have more because all of the hotel tax goes to Tourism Prince Rupert,” added Coun. Joy Thorkelson. The motion to take the money from TPR was opposed by councillors Gina Garon and Judy Carlick-Pearson, who felt funding TPR was important to growing the industry. Farwell cautioned about using the figures from this year to plan future funding for the group. “We are going to see approximately $200,000 in hotel tax in 2013, and I guess that is the benchmark, but we’re not as confident about that as some of the councillors .... one concern is that a lot of the year-over-year increase is related to industrial interest in the community and the challenge is that could end tomorrow,” he said, noting the reduction will have an impact in future planning. “We’re disappointed we lost the funding. We just put together our plan and budget for 2014 and 2015. Over the next few days I will be talking with the board and with Northern B.C. Tourism about possibly scaling that back.”
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The Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club sent seven swimmers to Kamloops for B.C.’s AAA Short Course Provincial Championships. The event proved to be platform for a breakout performance for Avery Movold (13). Avery came home with a pair of silver medals in the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke and a trio of bronze medals in the 400 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 800 freestyle relay. She made three more finals, finishing fifth in the 50 free and 100 back and 8th in the 800 free. Avery added new 13-and-under Age Group National times in the 100 and 200 freestyles and set new PRASC 14-and-under club records in the 100, 200 and 400 freestyle as well as the 100 and 200 backstrokes. It was one of the best individual performances, at a provincial championship, in PRASC club history. Not to be overshadowed, Kai Leighton (11) came out of nowhere to win a bronze medal in the 11-and-under boys 50 freestyle with a time of 30.23. This was Kai’s first time qualifying for AAA provincials. Sarah McChesney (17) made a pair of consolation finals. She finished 12th in the 400 freestyle and 15h in the 100 freestyle. Rounding out the team Rya Kish (11) finished 12th in the 200 breaststroke and 16th in the 100 breaststroke. Jarred McMeekin (11) finished 13th in the 400 IM and 16th in the 100 breaststroke. Amy Leighton (12) topped out at the 24th in the 13-and-under girls 200 breaststroke and 800 freestyle. Liam McChesney (12) came 28th in the 13-and-under boys 100 backstroke. PRASC joined with Kitimat, Smithers and Terrace to compete under the Points North banner. Points North’s 13-and-under girls teams featuring Kleanza Cathers and Alivia Soares from Kitimat, Cassandra Horning-Wandler from Smithers and Avery Movold and Amy Leighton from Prince Rupert finished in the top eight in all three of their relays. They won the bronze in the 800 freestyle, came fifth in the 200 freestyle and seventh in the 200 medley. Overall Points North finished 24th in B.C.
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BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
It took two games to achieve it, but the Charles Hays Secondary School (CHSS) Junior Boys basketball team beat their Terrace-competitors 47-37 in the second final of the 2014 Northwest Zone Championship hosted at CHSS. “I’m really proud of the guys ... everybody on the court gave it their all. They all had something they needed to ice down after,” said Kevin Sawka, who has coached the team for 14 years and earned the team’s tenth Northwest Zone Championship over the weekend. Going into zones the Rainmakers were ranked No. 1 in the region, winning their first game against Queen Charlotte Secondary School (QCSS) 71-34 for a spot in the A bracket semifinal. Meanwhile, Terrace’s Caledonia Secondary School beat Lax Kw’alaams’ Coast Tsimshian Academy 51-39 to play against Rupert. QCSS scraped by 54-53 against Coast Tsimshian Academy to play in
the loser’s bracket semi-final, which the Rainmakers forced Terrace into after beating them 45-34. Caledonia bounced back, winning 4432 against Queen Charlotte for another go against Prince Rupert. Because the team was entering the final through the loser’s bracket, Caledonia would have to defeat CHSS twice to win zones. In the first final on Saturday, the Rainmakers surpassed the Caledonia Kermodes in the second quarter and narrowly maintained the lead at halftime with 22-17. By the third quarter’s end, the Kermodes led with 33-29, with the teams fighting for first throughout the fourth quarter. With under 20 seconds left in the game, it appeared Caledonia had won by a two-point lead, but CHSS’ Nicolis Campbell sunk two free throws to tie the game and add three minutes to the clock. Despite the extra time, CHSS lost 48-45; Campbell scored 15 points of the Rainmakers’ points, with Mitchell Nelson earning 11 and George Mason nine.
The Rainmakers came back with more energy and focus in the second final, earning an 18-4 lead by the first quarter’s end. CHSS held their advantage throughout the game, which ended 47-37 in their favour. Campbell was once again the highest shooter with 14 points, significantly higher than other players. “Nick played big. I was really proud of him,” Sawka said. The Rainmakers’ George Mason was named the Most Valuable Player of the Northwest Zone Championship, with CHSS’ Campbell and Quinn Leighton, Caledonia’s Dylan King and Gabriel Johnson and Coast Tsimshian Academy’s Kaine Wesley named all-stars. The Rainmakers are now eligible to compete with 24 other teams in the 2014 BCHSBBA Junior Boys Invitational Provincial Tournament in Langley later this month, entering with an honourable mention as a top 14 ranked junior boys team in B.C. The Rainmakers first game at provincials will be on Feb. 26.
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Send a team to the Winter Classic Your whole team could win tickets to this year’s Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic. To apply, just submit an entry to Black Press Contests. Tell us how hockey, your team, or your favourite player has inspired you, and your team could win 25 tickets to watch the Vancouver Canucks play the Ottawa Senators at BC Place. Anyone can enter on behalf of their team, or their favourite B.C. minor hockey team. A total of 10 minor hockey teams from British Columbia will each receive 25 tickets to attend the Heritage Classic, held on March 2 in Vancouver’s BC Place stadium. This year’s Tim Hortons Heritage Classic will hold up to 55,000 fans, eager to watch a vintage, clearly Canadian showdown between the Canucks and Senators. “Playing in front of 50,000 fans, the atmosphere will be amazing,” Canucks defenceman Kevin Bieksa said in December, when the Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic’s arena was unveiled. “Most of us grew up learning how to skate outdoors. We’ve been watching these games for a few years now and chomping at the bit hoping we could get into one.” Kevin Bieksa got his wish. Will you, too? *Submit your team’s entry before Friday, February 21, 2014 by clicking on the contest link at the top of thenorthernview.com.
Junior girls have finish second at zones BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
The Charles Hays Secondary School (CHSS) Junior Girls basketball team competed in the Northwest Zones Championship over the weekend, placing second in Smithers and earning a spot in the provincials later this month. “They really came together as a team over the weekend. Everybody was working together well. The girls played extremely well and never gave up in the final despite two starters being injured and missing a lot of the game,” said Anna Ashley, coach of CHSS’ junior girls basketball team, adding the team has worked hard and played consistently this season. “In the end they fell just short, but they played their hearts out.” Going into zones, the junior girls were ranked as the No. 2 team in the region behind only Smithers’ Bulkey Valley Christian School, who were undefeated this season. The Rainmakers had beaten every
other team they played against. The girls started off strong in the zones, defeating Hazelton 4215 on Friday night. On Saturday the Rainmakers picked up their second straight win with a 33-12 victory over Skeena Middle School. The win earned the girls a spot in the finals against Bulkley Valley Christian School, where the Rainmakers fell just short of victory with a final score of 33-26. “The Bulkley Valley Christian game in the finals was the most challenging — we were down by 12 at one point but the girls fought their way back,” said Ashley. “The last time we played them we lost by 32 so to come back and only lose by seven is really an accomplishment.” Henzle Masocol of the Rainmakers was chosen as a tournament all-star. The girls were confident going into zones after winning all three games they played in Prince George the weekend prior. The Rainmakers played Prince George
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After conducting engagement sessions in the communities that would be affected by proposed sailing reductions across the coastal ferry service network, the provincial government has recently confirmed a plan to reduce sailings across a number of routes serviced by BC Ferries. BC Ferries will now implement these service adjustments to ensure new route schedules are in effect by April 28, 2014. BC Ferries is seeking public opinion regarding schedule options for all of the affected routes. Anyone interested in recommending a preference for one of the schedule options available for each route they utilize may do so through an online survey that will be made available from February 12 - 21, 2014. To participate in the survey, please visit bcferries.com and look for the section titled “New Schedule Options”.
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Pineridge needs votes in national contest BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
A group of Pineridge students are finalists in a Canada-wide rail safety contest and hope Rupertites will help them win the top prize. “It was wonderful [to be selected] ... there were over 300 entries, so to be in the finals was really exciting for the students,” said Grade 5 Pineridge teacher Sheryl Sadorski, who assisted students with the project. Team Pineridge Rail Blockers, consisting of Simon Bellis, Kaedyn Bond, Kate Lindsey and Brandon Mah, hope their rail safety comic strip gets the most votes in Operation Lifesaver’s Off the Rails contest. Online voting has been underway since Feb. 1, with a top prize of $4,000 being at stake, in addition to runner-up cash prizes. The contest has teams create a project with a message of rail-safety to help kids understand the dangers of being around trains in an insightful and engaging way, with five Englishspeaking and five French-speaking groups from schools all over Canada being selected as finalists. The Grade 5 students took the project on in their spare time as a way to utilize the school’s technology. “I wanted to incorporate a way Need help with government services for children, youth or young adults?
that the kids could use their iPads and technology to create a multimedia poster ... we saw the contest poster and the kids were interested,” said Sadorski. “We figured since we have high train traffic in Prince Rupert it would be a great way to get out a community message and use our new technology in a different way.” The comic features a teacher asking students a math equation about the distance it would take a moving train and a child walking in the opposite direction to intersect. One of the students points out it wouldn’t matter because the train would win no matter what. The comic finishes with an equation, train tracks and pedestrians equals death. Sadorski said students did all the work, with Simon posing in photos, finding apps to create the comic and doing the cartoon transformation on an iPad. Kate also posed in the photos then edited them and typed and create speaking bubbles for the comic. Brandon came up with the equation concept and helped shoot the pictures with Kaedyn. People can vote for the school by visiting www.offtherailscontest. ca. Pineridge’s project is No. 252.
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Leigh Heiberg and Judd Rowse from Cowpuccino’s face off in a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors to see who gets to hand over a $420 cheque to the Prince Rupert SPCA’s Anna Terebka. Cowpuccino’s raised the money from its annual Rock-Paper-Scissors event held in December. Approximately 30 people participated in this year’s event, with Terrace’s Kristy McDonald coming out on top.
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BERNICE IDA â€œBUNNYâ€? CHARTRAND Bernice Ida â€œBunnyâ€? Chartrand born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on January 3, 1937 passed away in Salmon Arm, BC on February 13, 2014 at the age of 77 years. Bunny lived in Northern Ontario until the age of 12 when her family moved to BC in 1949. She met her husband Ron Chartrand in Burns Lake and married on April 1 1961. They moved to Prince Rupert where they ran a building construction company until 1989. After retirement Bunny and Ron moved to Salmon Arm Bunny was predeceased by husband Ron in June 1997. She is survivied by one brother, Tucker Forsyth of Gibsons, BC and a number of nieces and nephews. At Bunnyâ€™s request there will be no service. Email condolences may be sent through Bunnyâ€™s obituary at www.bowerfuneralservice.com
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Arthur Leniuk of Prince Rupert, BC. Born to a pioneer family, Bill & Margaret Leniuk in the Rama, SK district where he attended Oleksince school. Art took his first job as a Red Cap Porter for the C.N. Railways in Winnipeg Man. He later moved to Prince Rupert, BC and worked at the Oceanview Hotel for 14 years, and also worked as a fireman; Art then worked on a seiner as a cook and deckhand. Arthur is survived by his daughter Kelly (Bill) Stenset, his grandchildren Tanya, Travis and Sydney, great grandchildren Brooklynn and Frank. His long time friend Jennie Fraser. All of Prince Rupert, BC. Brother Jerry (Debbie) Leniuk of Buchanan, SK. Sisters Mary (Roy) Opsal of Sâ€™toon, Sk. Stella Leniuk of Vancouver, BC, Angie Vallentgoed of Turtleford Sk. Diane (Ken) Stadnyk of Camrose, AB, Elda (Norman) Bosovich of Canora, SK. Gale Unick & (Ray) of Sâ€™toon Sk. Bernice Carlson of Vancouver, BC and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fergusonâ€™s Funeral Home. Internment will take place in Canora at a later date.
PARSONS, Eli â€œGeorgeâ€? May 5, 1938 â€“ February 11, 2014 PARSONS, Eli â€œGeorgeâ€? â€“ Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the age of 75 years. Born and raised in Newfoundland, George moved to Prince Rupert in the late 50â€™s while serving in the RCMP. On February 10, 1962 he married his loving wife, Sylvia, with whom he had 3 wonderful children. He worked for over 25 years for the Prince Rupert Fishermanâ€™s Co-op Association, and enjoyed many summers fishing and camping with his family and friends. He enjoyed playing cards, especially cribbage and bridge. His hobbies included fishing, gardening and woodworking, from which his talent created many well loved treasures. Some of these he gifted to the annual Prince Rupert Christmas Cancer Society auction where they always drew a crowd!
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George will be lovingly remembered and missed by his children: 2 sons, William (Lillian), Brian (Rhona), and daughter, Tami (Marcin), 2 sisters: Benita and Ruby and 1 brother, Wayne, 5 grandchildren, 7 great grand children and many dear friends. George was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Sylvia and by his Dad, Mom, brother Will, and sisters Ada, Carrie, Sadie and Jenny.
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For more information on West Fraser and other career opportunities, visit our website at: www.westfraser.com/jobs
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Examinations for Apprentice Marine Pilots will be conducted by the Pacific Pilotage Authority, in September 2014, to establish a list of applicants eligible to become Apprentice Pilots in Areas 2, 3, 4, and 5 (COASTAL WATERS) of the Pacific Pilotage Region. Each applicant must be a Canadian citizen and be willing to undergo a medical examination to determine mental and physical fitness to perform the duties of a Pilot. For information on Certification and Sea-time requirements please refer to the Pacific Pilotage Regulations Sections 4 and 5. These regulations can be found on our webpage: www.ppa.gc.ca (under Corporate Information). Applicants who believe they are qualified should submit a written request for an application package prior to 1530 hours on Friday, March 14, 2014 to:
Examination Director of Marine Operations Pacific Pilotage Authority 1000 - 1130 West Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6E 4A4 An information session on ‘BECOMING A COAST PILOT’ will be held at the office of the Pacific Pilotage Authority on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 1000. Anyone considering this exciting vocation should attend this free session to get an understanding of the process. Please pre-register by emailing your name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 604-666-6771, extension 0.
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Maher Terminals Holding Corp â€“Fairview Container Terminal Maher Terminals Holding Corp in Prince Rupert is seeking qualified applicants for the following position:
Assistant Superintendent of Operations The successful candidate will supervise, plan and coordinate the activities of the unionized workforce. A full job description can be found at http://www.mahercanada.com/index.cfm/do/page.careers Assistant Superintendents are scheduled to cover all shifts in this 24/7 operation. The ideal candidate will have: r"QPTUTFDPOEBSZEJQMPNBPSEFHSFFPSDPNNFOTVSBUFXPSL experience r4USPOHPGĂ DFDPNQVUFSTLJMMT r1SFWJPVTTVQFSWJTPSZPSMFBEFSTIJQFYQFSJFODFJOBXPSLQMBDFPSUIF DPNNVOJUZ QSFGFSBCMZJOBVOJPOJ[FEXPSLFOWJSPONFOU r&YDFMMFOUXSJUUFOBOEPSBMDPNNVOJDBUJPOTLJMMT Applications will be accepted at Fairview Container Terminal 3100 Scott Rd Prince Rupert PSCZFNBJMBUFNQMPZNFOU!NBIFSUFSNJOBMTDPN
Civil Engineering Technologist II (re-Advertisement) District of Kitimat, full time permanent, wage range $37.94 - $45.90, over two years. Civil Technologist diploma required. Duties include infrastructure investigations, surveying, design, contract preparation, inspection and material testing on projects related to the municipalityâ€™s water, sewer, drainage and transportation systems. Candidates should be proficient in using electronic survey equipment, computer assisted design using AutoCad 3D. and MS Office. Valid BC driverâ€™s license required. Submit resumes by February 27, 2014, 4:40 pm, to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H7, Fax (250) 632-4995, or email email@example.com. Further information can be obtained from our website at www.kitimat.ca
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Financial Services Commercial Insurance Producer We are seeking a full time Commercial Insurance Producer for our insurance subsidiary Northern Savings Insurance Agency in Prince Rupert, BC.
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This exciting opportunity would appeal to an individual who is seeking a longterm career in the insurance Âżeld. The successful applicant will be trained to manage a book of business and at the same time build new relationships. Consideration will be given to individuals with the identiÂżed attributes and the willingly to learn and further their career in insurance. The candidate must have the eagerness to work in a sales and referral environment The successful candidate will have previous commercial insurance sales and service experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Level 2 insurance license and a CAIB or CIP designations would be an asset. The ideal applicant must have: demonstrated sales skills, relationship building and business development skills, and the ability to communicate and liaise professionally with all members, potential customers, community groups and coworkers while maintaining conÂżdentiality. Closing date: February 28, 2014
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To receive an application to apply for this position contact: Santa Slubowski, Manager, Human Resources Northern Savings Credit Union 138 3rd Avenue West Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1K8 Email: email@example.com Or apply online at www.northsave.com Only short listed applicants will be contacted for an interview.
250-624-8088 737 Fraser St, Prince Rupert
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Wednesday, Februarywww.thenorthernview.com 19, 2014 The Northern View
The Crest ,otel is groǁing and ǁe are currently inviƟng dynamic individuals to come and ďe part of ͞the ďest of the ďest͟ in northern hospitality for the folloǁing fullͬpart Ɵme posiƟon;sͿ͗ Front Desk Agent the successful candidate ǁill possess a true commitment to service, a ǁillingness to go the extra mile to maximiǌe guest saƟsfacƟon, possesses excepƟonal communicaƟons skills, ǁork ǁell in a team environment, shoǁ iniƟaƟve and ďe aďle to prioriƟǌe Θ mulƟtask in a fast paced environment. Bartender/Servers in Charley͛s >oungeͬtaterfront Restaurant. The successful candidate ;sͿ ǁill possess previous experience in serving or ďartending, ǁine knoǁledge, have excellent service skills, a cheerful disposiƟon and the aďility to ǁork as a team in a ďusy environment. Serving it Right CerƟĮcate reƋuired. <noǁledge of ;SƋuirrelͿ PKS system is an asset. The Crest ,otel oīers union ǁages, medical Θ dental ďeneĮts and excellent gratuiƟes. te oīer a variety of shiŌs including days, evenings and ǁeekends. If you are interested in ũoining our aǁard ǁinning customer service team, please suďmit your resume to the aƩenƟon of Paula Amorim Ͳ Crest ,otel 222 1st Avenue test Prince Rupert, C Vϴ: 1Aϴ or ďy email paulaΛcresthotelďc.com. Knly those selected for an intervieǁ ǁill ďe contacted.
222 West First Avenue, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1A8 tel 250.624.6771 fax 250.627.7666 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cresthotel.bc.ca
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SUMMER STUDENT POSITIONS Prince Rupert Port AutŚority ;PRPAͿ is currently seeking ĮŌeen students interested in summer employment for four montŚs commencing May 01, 2014 to August 31, 2014. Students may Śave tŚe opportunity to ǁork in one of tŚe folloǁing departments͗ KperaƟons, Proũect evelopment, Maintenance, Trade evelopment Θ Puďlic Aīairs, or &inance Θ AdministraƟon. Applicants must ďe aƩending scŚool, college or university during tŚe last scŚool term and returning to tŚeir studies in tŚe suďseƋuent academic year. More details regarding tŚese exciƟng posiƟons are availaďle at tŚe Port͛s ǁeďsite at͗ ǁǁǁ.rupertport.com Applicants sŚould suďmit a detailed resume ǁitŚ covering leƩer in conĮdence specifying ǁŚicŚ department tŚey ǁisŚ to ďe considered for ďy Monday, March 03, 2014, to͗ ,uman Resources Prince Rupert Port Authority 200Ͳ21ϱ Coǁ ay Road Prince Rupert, .C. Vϴ: 1A2 &ax͗ ;2ϱ0Ϳ ϲ2ϳͲϴϵϴ0 Email͗ careersΛrupertport.com No telephone inquiries please.
FEBRUARY STEEL OF A DEAL 1/4”, 3/8” Plate. Var sizes & widths available. 7 truck loads of Plate still available. Call for lists of loads. 400,000 lbs 1/2” X 4’ wide, Coils Mild Steel 4½” ODx.337 wall & 7” ODx.317 wall x 44’ Pipe. Sea Container - 20’ $1,999 & 40’ $2,199. Call or email for further information or prices. TARGET STEEL & SEA CONTAINER SALES email@example.com 604-792-3434 STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206 or visit us online at: www.crownsteelbuildings.ca
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Real Estate Duplex/4 Plex PR: Refinished 3 bdrm with large family room, 2 bath, bright large above ground 1500 sq ft duplex. F/S, new W/D, wood floors, on 11th East near everything. Would be excellent as a shared space. Can provide furnishings and housekeeping if requested at an additional charge, N/S, N/P. $1,250 per month (1 year lease) Call Robin to view 604-724-7544
Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent PR: Oasis Condo 2 bdrm. Sauna, gym, hot tub incl. Avail Feb. 15 for quiet working couple. $850/mo. Call Randall North 250-627-1414. prince-rupert-real-estate.com
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*New* Sports Reporter wanted
*New* Graphic Designer
The Prince Rupert Northern View and Northern Connector has an immediate opening for a fulltime sports reporter. The position includes covering a variety of sports, as well as some general duty assignments.
Due to an internal promotion, 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.
Candidates should have strong writing and photography skills and be willing to work evenings and weekends. They should be self-starters who can work with minimal supervision. A driver’s licence and reliable vehicle are also required. Experience is preferred, but training may be provided to the right candidate. 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. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Please submit your resumé with a cover letter along with three writing samples and three photos (jpg or tif format) to:
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-today operations. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Todd Hamilton firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your resumé with a cover letter and samples of your work to: Todd Hamilton email@example.com
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Independent Swing Carriers required Due to expanding delivery efforts, The Northern View and Northern Connector currently has one part-time position left 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 resumé to: Terry St. Pierre 737 Fraser Street Prince Rupert, B.C. Call: 250-624-8088
*Carriers needed in the East End
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Apt/Condo for Rent
Rooms for Rent
Luxury One Bedroom Suite Avail Mar. 1. In Port Ed.
Rooms Starting At $59/Daily, $299/Weekly, $799/Monthly, Contractors Welcome All-Inclusive. 250-600-1680
CLIFF SIDE APARTMENTS 1123-1137 Borden Street Adult-oriented. Quiet location with harbour view. Heat and hot water included. Minutes walking to downtown and hospital. References required. 1, 2, or 3 bedroom suites. Some furnished. Prince Rupert
PINE CREST 3 Bdrm. 2 Level T/H 1 Â˝ bath No pets Call Jenn 622-4304
Homes for Rent
1200 Summit Ave. Bachelor & 1 Bedroom Suites. Security Entrance, harbour views, balconies, storage, laundry facilities, hot water & heat included. Sorry no pets. Close to hospital, bus stop & downtown. References required. Contact our on site Manager at 250-624-6019
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)
PR: 3 bdrm townhouse for rent in quiet complex. Recently renovated, Located near Civic Centre/Pool. N/S, N/P. $1200/mo. Hydro not incl. Avail. Now. Call 250-628-9433
PRINCE RUPERT Harbourview Apts. 2 & 3 Bdrm, 1 bath, Start at $600 No pets 627-6697 or 622-2699
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PR: Bachelor suite. Mature tenants only! $525/mo. 3 bedroom home $950/mo. References required. Call 250600-2334 or 250-624-5955 PR: House w/3 bdrms for rent. Looking for contractors. furn. all-incl. harbour-view. Mark @ 250-622-2203
Newer house/bright suite. 5 new appliances incl. DW, ensuite laundry W/D, central vac, gas f/p, elec. heat. Lovely area/Beautiful 10 min. commute to Prince Rupert. $900/mo. plus utilities. 250-628-9433
Pt. Ed: FURNISHED 2 bdrm 1/2 Duplex Ocean-view. Avail. Now. Elec heat not incl. N/S, Quiet working tenants. $900/mo. Please call Lynn Chivers 250-627-1414
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FEB 22 - 1pm at the Happy Gang Centre, Terrace. All members and would be members are urged to attend as this is the first meeting of the year and a lot of information will be available, as well as membership forms.
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
NOTICE OF AVAILABLE GITGAâ€™AT FISHING LICENCES
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MARCH 11 - 7-9pm Transition Prince Rupert presents a course on Soils, Composting, and Vermiculture. Covers preparing your vegetable garden, soil preparation and fertility, composting and vermiculture. Room 155 @ NWCC. Admission by donation.
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MARCH 4 - 7-9pm Documentary Blue Gold: World Waters Wars will be screened in Room 155 @ NWCC. This film examines environmental and politcal implications of the planetâ€™s dwindling water supply, and posits that wars in the future will be fought over water. This evening is hosted by Transition Prince Rupert Presents... Docs and Dialogue.
Trucks & Vans 3 CARGO vans will be available for viewing on March 1, 2014 in the Walmart parking lot in Prince Rupert. 2006 GMC Savana 134,000 km, brakes done all around on Dec 6, 2013, as well as brand new winter tires. Needs rear shocks. price is $3,000. 2006 Chevy Express 124,000 km. Brakes at 40%, brand new winter tires, front shocks done on Jan 11, 2014. price is $3,000. 2008 Chevy Express 137,000 km, brakes at 50%, brand new winter tires, well maintained. price is $5,000. Cash only. Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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FEB 20 - 7pm Documentary film Miss Representation will be screened in the Theatre Room at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. The evening is hosted by the North Coast Transition Society, RCMP and members of the Prince Rupert Violence in Relationships Committee. The screening is free to those interested in attending but seating is limited so please RSVP to Treena Decker, Stopping the Violence Counselor at the North Coast Transition Society 250-6278959 ext. 22 or email stvncts@citywest. ca. Following the screenings, there will be panels and discussion.
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FEB 26 - Jim Enos, President of the Hamilton-Wentworth Family Action Council, is Speaking on â€œEngaging the Culture/Staying at the Table â€œ on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7:00 PM at the Prince Rupert Hotel (formerly the Coast Hotel) in the board room (Room #203). No cost. Coffee/tea served. Everyone welcome, for more information, call Wanda at 250-624-9733
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FEB 19 - 7pm Documentary film Tough Guise will be screened in the Theatre Room at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. The evening is hosted by the North Coast Transition Society, RCMP and members of the Prince Rupert Violence in Relationships Committee.
ONGOING The Prince Rupert & District Hospice Society is dedicated to â€œThe care and support of those experiencing the dying and grieving processâ€? For more information, support or to become a volunteer please call 250-6246204 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. 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!
Prince Rupert Seniors Centre Bingo Fridays 1- 3pm. Everyone 19 yrs and older welcome. Prince Rupert Alcoholics Anonymous If you want to drink, thatâ€™s your business. If you want to stop, thatâ€™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). 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 email@example.com or 604-895-5790
A22 • Northern View • February 19, 2014
It’s time to talk about LNG in Northern BC
Aboriginal students show improvement BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
Liquefied natural gas (LNG) development will have major economic and social impacts across Northwest BC. Building the kind of economy we want requires strong local input. Please join us for a conversation with LNG proponents, local First Nations and community partners.
Tom Rooney Play House 954 3rd Ave West February 20th, 7pm Contact info: 1-250-622-2413 firstname.lastname@example.org www.nathancullen.ca
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Aboriginal students in the Prince Rupert School District made improvements in English and in graduation levels, as outlined in the 2012/2013 Aboriginal Education Department annual report. Debbie Leighton-Stephens, Prince Rupert District principal of aboriginal education, presented the report to the board of education on Feb. 10, along with Roberta Edzerza and Kaarlene Lindsay from the Aboriginal Education Council. The report has been done for the past 12 years as part of the Aboriginal Education Partnership Agreement to celebrate achievements and identify challenges to ensure aboriginal students are successful in their learning. The board of education was pleased to hear about a number of accomplishments, including improvements in English. In February 2013, Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) results of Grade 4 reading comprehension showed a five-year high in the number of aboriginal learners meeting or exceeding expectations. The data showed that 63 per cent of aboriginal students were successful in the assessment, up two per cent from the previous year and up 21 per cent from 2011. Grade 7 reading comprehension did not improve from last year and is down
“This is the best performance of aboriginal learners in this course to date.” - Debbie Leighton-Stephens from 2011, 2010 and 2009 success levels. Grade 4 FSA writing results in writing were up one per cent, with Grade 7 results going up 11 per cent in 2013. There were also advances in English at the high school level. In June 2013, the district saw the highest number of aboriginal learners taking English 12, with the proportion of aboriginal students taking the course slowly moving toward the district’s goal of 60 per cent. In 2013, 39 per cent of the students enrolled in English 12 were aboriginal, up from 31 per cent. All aboriginal students taking the course last year passed with a C- or better, up from 86 per cent in 2012 and 98 per cent in 2011. “This is the best performance of aboriginal learners in this course to date,” said Leighton-Stephens. Additionally, the number of aboriginal pupils taking English 12 is growing, with the amount taking Communications 12 decreasing.
There were slight gains in math, however there is still room for improvements. The quantity of indigenous students meeting or exceed expectations in FSA for Grade 4 numeracy decreased from just over half in 2012 to 38 per cent in 2013, although there was a spike in student success in 2012. Grade 7 numeracy FSA results were marginally up. The number of aboriginal learners passing Mathematics and Precalculus 10 with a C- or better was 76 per cent last year, up from 71 in 2012, but down from 87 in 2011. The number of indigenous learners taking the course has declined since 2011. An area of concern highlighted in the report is grade to grade transition, especially in high school. In the 2010/2011 school year, 81 per cent of aboriginal students successfully moved on from Grade 10 to 11, which dropped to 74 per cent in 2012. The lowest percentage of aboriginal learners moving into the next grade was seen in Grade 11 students, with 68 per cent moving on to Grade 12. However, last year the most indigenous learners graduated in their first year of Grade 12 in the past five years. In 2013, 66 per cent of aboriginal students who entered their final year of high school for the first time successfully competed it. This is up from 54 per cent in 2012.
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HAIDA GWAII VOL. 9 NO. 8
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
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The Haida Nation made a statement at the 55th Annual All Native Basketball Tournament as three teams - (clockwise from left) the Skidegate Saints Intermediates, the Haida Watchmen of Old Massett and the Skidegate Saints Seniors - went undefeated to bring the championship banners back to Haida Gwaii. This was the third straight championship for the Senior Saints and the second consecutive championship for the Old Massett Masters. For complete results from the tournament, see Pages A8 and A9. Shaun Thomas and Martina Perry / The Northern View
Haida join coastal nations in opposing fishery BY SHAUN THOMAS HAIDA GWAII / The Northern View
The Haida Nation is voicing its concerns about a decision by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to open the commercial roe herring fishery in the area, joining two other coastal First Nations to create a united opposition. The Haida, along with the Heiltsuk Nation of Bella Bella and the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (NTC), say allowing the fishery to proceed in their territory is a step in the wrong direction. “The Federal Minister of Fisheries, Gail Shea, has made a serious mistake in proposing to open commercial herring fisheries in our territories” said Peter Lantin, President of the Haida Nation. “Minister Shea has taken this action against
“Minister Shea has proposed significant commercial fisheries that might wipe out the rebuilding.” - Peter Lantin our specific recommendations not to fish herring in 2014. Just when the herring stocks in our territories were starting to rebuild, Minister Shea has proposed significant commercial fisheries that might wipe out the rebuilding that is underway.” Of particular concern to the three nations is how the fishery is carried out. The fishery uses large industrial purse seine vessels and near-shore gill nets to harvest
herring as they prepare to spawn. The three nations allege that after the eggs are stripped from the female to be shipped to Asia, the bodies of the females are treated as a byproduct as are any male herring caught during the fishery. Although the fishery has been closed for a number of years, a proposal would allow fishermen to harvest 19,700 tonnes in 2014. Of that total, 4,067 tonnes would come from Haida Gwaii, the central coast and the west coast of Vancouver Island. NTC president Debra Foxcraft said the opening is simply unnecessary. “There are enough herring in the Strait of Georgia and Prince Rupert area to meet the industry’s demand for herring this year. There is no need for DFO to open up our territories to commercial fishing in 2014,” she said.
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The Haida Gwaii Film Festival has brought diverse and unorthodox motion pictures to the islands since 2009, aiming to build bridges between communities in Haida Gwaii and the world of independent filmmaking. The 2014 Haida Gwaii Film Festival will take place from March 7-9 in Queen Charlotte, Tlell and Skidegate and will include short, medium and feature length films. “We bring avant-garde films from various countries. This year there are films from about 16 different countries, with almost 60 films to show,” said Haida Gwaii Film Festival founder and artistic director Dafne Romero, noting animation, thriller, comedy and documentary films are included. Films were selected based on the festival’s 2014 theme, the concept of colour and symbolism relating to cinema. “The meaning of colour can vary depending on culture and circumstances and each colour has many dimensions to it. Colour is a form of non-verbal communication,” Romero said. “I chose four different colours [for the selection process] which are black for film noir or terror, red for controversy, activism or passion, white for comedy or peaceful movies [or animation] and green for environmental movies.” Romero said attending the festival will broaden people’s visions of diversity, culture and language and will provoke audiences to see
films in a different way. Additionally, Romero said people will be able to share the experience with some of the filmmakers, with four or five off-island producers expected to be in attendance at their film’s showing. “People will be able to concretely talk to the producer or filmmaker and see how it’s being done, what were the struggles were or whatever the curiosity is,” she said. Since the festival’s inception, Romero said she’s witnessed more Haida Gwaii filmmakers submitting their motion pictures each year, many of whom were inspired after attending the festival or the workshops it includes. This year, two producers are from Haida Gwaii: Dominic Legualt from North Beach and Alexander McDonald from the Village of Queen Charlotte. Each year a workshop is included in the festival, with graphic fiction and nonfiction artist Kara Slevewright facilitating “Introduction to Comics and Graphic Storytelling”. The workshop will run over twodays following the conclusion of film showings, and is open to everyone. Students from Queen Charlotte Secondary School will also be doing the workshop for mandatory school credit. Films will be shown at the Community Hall in Queen Charlotte on March 7 and 9, and at the Haida House in Tlell and the Performance House at the Kaay Centre in Skidegate on March 8. People wanting to register for the workshop can do so by calling (250) 559-8270.
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Roguish luxury at an economy price signals, plus available power lift gate Mont Tremblant, Quebec – The and an optional panoramic moon roof. 2014 Nissan Rogue is the newest entry The dimensions of this new Rogue are to the fastest growing segment in Caa bit of an optical allusion, as it looks nadian auto market – the compact SUV. much bigger than the outgoing model The sales leaders are the Ford Escape, but, in fact, is 25mm shorter. Yes, the Honda CR-V, Toyota RV4 and many, width and height have increased but many others. There is no mistaking this small SUV looks longer because the why these products have become so wheelbase has been stretched to make popular. They offer room for a family of rom for an optional third row of seats. four, with a high seating position that drivers and passengers like, plus plenty Inside of room for cargo and a price that’s not Nissan has done a good job of delivering too outlandish. a pleasant looking dash with the feaThe fact that these station wagon-retures people really want. Just because placements have become so popular this isn’t a mid-sized SUV, doesn’t mean is also the dramatic that Canadians don’t improvement in fuel want the finer things. economy these companies The middle SV trim will have been able to achieve. be the most popular due No longer does a family to 17-inch alloy wheels, have to give up huge fog lights, heated seats, dollars on fuel to drive a power driver’s seat and small SUV. a huge panoramic moon And what makes this roof for $26,748 in FWD new Nissan Rogue so The objective and $2,000 more in AWD. interesting is the level of with this new Rogue To get the three-row refinement and capability version the SV needs for up to seven passengers was to be noticed to be equipped with over three rows of seats. and provide a level the $2,050 Family Tech To test this new entry, Package which might of refinement and Nissan held its launch be worth the stretch event in and around Mont creature comforts that because it really does Tremblant, Que., getting the competition isn’t amp up the goodies. They a real taste of sub-zero, include the third row of providing winter, Canadian driving. seats that makes this a
Looks Last year, Nissan introduced the bigger mid-sized Pathfinder SUV and this smaller Rogue shares many styling cues from its bigger brother. This, in my opinion, is a good idea. It has a sense of purpose, sophistication and commonality that helps define Nissan’s brand. Nissan wants to portray “everyday premium” with this new Rogue, including such nice touches as LED daytime running lights, wheel arch extensions, integrated mirror turn
7-passenger SUV. Granted, the third row is tight but perfect for those occasional times when extra family members are in town. In addition, this package includes navigation, a 7-inch touch screen monitor, power lift gate, blind-spot detection system, and lane departure warning system. These really are premium features found only in luxury SUVs just a few short years ago. Unfortunately, the top SL trim is only available in a two-row 5-seat configuration because
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it was felt the price would be too high for compact SUV buyers. Drive As hard as it might be to believe, this new, larger and slightly heavier (49kg) Rogue is actually more fuel-efficient than the last model. They were able to improve the economy by 18 per cent through the introduction of a new continuously variable transmission (CVT), aerodynamic tricks, and letting the carried-over engine breathe a bit better. Still rated at 170hp, the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine does a good job in city driving, thanks to the gearing of the new CVT but can seam a bit underpowered for higher, passing manouevre on the highway. Overall, the person filling the new Rogue up with fuel will welcome this balance of efficiency and everyday drivability. As part of the winter driving experience, I drove on an ice course in Macaglisse, Que., to highlight the vehicle’s stability system and the Active Trace Control feature. On the first run, through the twisty, sheer ice roads the entire system was shut off. As I crested a hill, then made a hard right turn, the Rogue slid all
the way out to the edges of the corner, almost hitting the opposing snow bank. On the second run, with the advanced systems on, the same road was almost uneventful. The stability and traction control kept the wheels from spinning but the Trace Control System provides just a slight amount of brake force to the inside wheels to help the Rogue navigate the sheet ice with confidence. Verdict The objective with this new Rogue was to be noticed and provide a level of refinement and creature comforts that the competition isn’t providing. The pricing is fantastic, especially the middle SV models. The larger interior dimensions will always be welcome, as buyers like to get more for their money, but it is still small and efficient enough for city buyers.
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Adventures in trusting your GPS The digital road sign above warned: “Changing Roads Ahead. Do not rely solely on GPS.” I felt like it was speaking directly to me as I had suffered anxiety ever since Driveway editor Keith Morgan climbed into the Jeep Cherokee and we left downtown Detroit, heading north to Toronto. North, ahem, yes. The tunnel to Canada was a stone’s throw away from our launch point. After the I was thinking it would route me the same excitement of the way I got down to Mo- 2014 North American town, via Windsor and International Auto through the tunnel. Show, I was looking Why the GPS didn’t? – I’m not sure. Clearly forward to the long it knew something we and painfully boring didn’t. drive back. Needless to say, the mechanical woman’s Alexandra Straub voice echoing through the premium speakers certainly did give us a scenic tour of the area. And by scenic I mean, she guided us through some rather dodgy areas, characterized by poorly maintained roads, broken down buildings and dejected looking people. After the excitement of the 2014 North American International Auto Show, I was looking forward to the long and painfully boring drive back. (That’s before Keith hitched a ride, honest.) My wish was not yet
coming true. Finally, we were on some sort of highway. But no signs to a border popped up for miles and miles. We even pulled over a couple of times in the all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited to check our smartphones to see if we were heading in the right direction. We were, but I guess I was just looking for a sign. A sign that said “Canada” on it. But no, we got this instead: “State Prison Nearby. Do NOT Pickup Hitchhikers.” Gulp. Keith and I looked over at each other and laughed nervously. Oh gosh, what have we gotten ourselves into? Regardless, we were in it together so it was bound to be eventful. I forgot to mention, my fuel was getting low, too, and I had a flight to catch out of Pearson. No need to panic, I thought. When you’re in these kinds of situations, you say things that you normally wouldn’t say. “I will be so happy when we are back in Ontario,” is a phrase not often uttered by a B.C. resident. But it fell from my lips. Desperate times call for desperate measures, right? The one thing that remained steadfast and calm throughout the craziness was the Jeep Cherokee. The leather-trimmed seats were plush and comfortable to sit in for hours on end. When I started veering off the straight and narrow – aka out of my lane – the lane departure warning would gently lead me back into place. And since it was frigid outside – Ontario and Michigan in January is anything but tropical – features like a remote starter, heated seats, a heated steering wheel
Nearly new: If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, then check out a Nissan Juke. It was described by Nissan as a sport cross-utility vehicle, when introduced for the 2011 model year. The Juke is not big or pricey; it has (let’s say) distinctive styling lines and it packs a hot little engine under hood The Juke is not big that also provides excellent fuel economy. or pricey; it has (let’s It is short in length yet tall say) distinctive styling in stature and has a wide lines and it packs a hot stance with short front/ little engine under the rear body overhangs. The round headlights were rally hood. car-inspired and are topped Bob McHugh by distinctive “crocodile eye” light combinations. From a side view, the Juke has a two-door coupe look with “hidden” rear door handles. Even a base SV trim level of Juke comes surprisingly well equipped with alloy wheels, keyless entry, air conditioning, 4-wheel disc brakes, stability control, steering wheel audio controls, heated side mirrors, a security system, Bluetooth and audio connectivity. The sweetest part of the package is the turbocharged (with intercooler) 1.6-litre direct injection, 16-valve engine. Power peeks at an impressively high 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. While its fuel economy ratings are a super-frugal 7.3/6.1 L/100 km (city/highway), this engine does prefer pricier premium fuel. An optional all-wheel-drive (AWD) system comes with a torque-vectoring feature on the rear axle. Under normal driving conditions, it directs all drive power to the front wheels for best fuel economy. It can (automatically) vary drive up to an equal split between the front and rear axles. An I-Con display with a drive mode selector, which offers different throttle/transmission/steering response settings, comes with the higher SL trim level. This trim also includes fog lights, a power moonroof, push-button start and climate control air conditioning. A 6-speed manual transmission was standard with the front-drive models and the automat-
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Trusting your GPS to make your way home can be an interesting exercise . and dual climate zone controls keep occupants toasty warm. Not to mention there was a generous amount of power being delivered from its 3.2L, Pentastar V6 engine, which is rated at 271 horsepower and 239 lb-ft of torque. It’s then linked to a 9-speed automatic transmission. And with 4x4 capabilities, I was ready to brave the winter conditions, on bare roads or not. Luckily, it was a beautiful day, with few clouds in the sky and clear roads. Things were looking good. Then it happened. A sign. A sign to Canada nonetheless. Looks like we’d been routed through Sarnia. I was doing a little happy dance on the inside. Did I doubt the GPS’s ability to lead? I sure did.
Then again, it’s not out of my character to question authority. As we handed the CBSA our passports, all I could think about was finding a fuel station before we got stranded. And yes, I was very happy to be in Ontario. But I’d be happier when I knew I was on a plane to Vancouver. Yet, I was thoroughly enjoying my time in the Cherokee, quirky styling and anxiety aside. It had an ability to somewhat calm my woes due to its temperate nature. The quiet cabin allowed for wonderful conversations, whether it was with myself, with the GPS or with Keith. In addition, I managed to learn a lot from road signs. I will not wholeheartedly rely on the GPS and will not pick up hitchhikers in Michigan. firstname.lastname@example.org
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The 2011-2013 Nissan Juke is one of the more unique vehicles on the road. ic is a CVT type. Despite Juke’s compact exterior dimensions, there’s seating space (with a bit of a squeeze) for five adults on the inside. The rear seat is a handy fold-down 60/40-split bench that folds flat to provide an extended cargo floor. Juke’s centre console is a motorcycle-inspired design that has a highgloss (colour-matched) painted finish. The design and slope of the roof at the back, however, does limit rear vision from a driver perspective. Juke carried-over into the 2012 model year virtually unchanged and had only minor alterations for 2013. The Navigation package includes a rear view monitor and a stereo upgrade (that was standard on Juke SL). The NHTSA overall crash test safety rating (front/side/rollover) for Juke was 4 out of 5 stars, with a 3 out of 5 stars in its frontal impact test. It received a coveted “recommended” buy rating from Consumer Reports and an overall
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When did it become okay to turn left, over a solid yellow line or a double solid line to whip in for groceries? These clowns also do not seem to care if traffic is backed up behind them for blocks; they seem to think their time is more important than that of others. It’s NOT illegal to turn left across such lines as long as the manoeuvre does not cause back-ups as described. What drives-u-crazy? firstname.lastname@example.org
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Infiniti scoops a double win Infiniti is celebrating a remarkable double 2014 AJAC New Technology Award win, as both of these ground breaking new technologies are available on its exceptional new Q50 sports sedan. Direct Adaptive Steering, which is the first production auto use of a steer-by-wire system, won the Best New Innovation Technology Award. And a Predictive Forward Collision Warning Technology won the Best New Safety Technology Award. This is the first year that AJAC (Automobile Journalists Association of Canada) has presented a second “Best New Technology” award. It was done to resolve a recurring decision dilemma that we (I’m one of the 12) face on the judging panel: No matter how a smart or innovative a new technology entry may be, how do you choose it over an entry that could potentially save lives or reduce the severity of injuries in a collision. In addition, dual awards also helps spread the love around as we get some terrific entries that deserve more exposure. This year was no exception and we had some brilliant entries from Honda, Ford, General Motors Toyota and Mercedes-Benz. The quality of the powertrain, braking, steering and active safety systems entries made the decision process very difficult. Driving enthusiasts, almost universally, have a negative knee-jerk reaction to severing that mechanical link between the steering wheel and road wheels. Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) is a bold move by Infiniti and it had the guile, and the racing connections, to involve the best driver in the world (four-time F1 Champion) Sebastian Vettel in the development of Q50. On the plus side, DAS eliminates the mechanical
losses that can dull and delay steering response to driver inputs in a mechanical/hydraulic steering system. Harsh unwanted vibrations at the steering wheel are eliminated and the driver can choose, using a Direct Adaptive four-mode selector, Steering (DAS) is a bold the amount of move by Infiniti and it steering effort and response that he had the guile, and the or she prefers. DAS racing connections, to can also interact involve the best driver with other handling in the world ... in the systems such as development of the Infiniti’s Active Lane Q50. Control system, which makes the Bob McHugh Q50 feel like it is “magnetized” within a traffic lane. An electronic actuator moves the steering rack, in response to steering wheel inputs by the driver, and turns the front wheels, during normal operational. It provides a faster and more precise steering response. DAS also has a triple-mode (three control units) clutch feature that instantly defaults it to a fail-safe mechanical steering linkage, if electrical power is cut. The Best New Safety Technology award went to Infiniti’s Predictive Forward Collision Warning
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Sebastian Vettel gets behind the wheel of the Infiniti Q50. (PFCW) technology. This system can warn a driver of a potential collision risk that actually lies beyond a driver’s normal field of view. PFCW not only monitors movement of a vehicle that’s directly ahead in the same traffic lane, it can also (mystically) monitor a vehicle (two cars ahead) in front of the vehicle directly ahead. PFCW can be particularly useful when following a large vehicle that obstructs forward vision like a delivery truck or a bus. Distance Control Assist sensors warn the driver to begin braking when it detects either one of the vehicles ahead are decelerating or braking at a rate beyond a certain threshold. The warnings consist of a visual alert in the Q50’s instrument cluster, an audible warning, and what’s
Be safe on the backroad There have been very few times that I have gone four wheeling and not run into a situation where a winch is required. A winch can be an important tool in safely plucking a vehicle from If yo travel the an impossible situation back-roads of British or righting a truck after a rollover. It can Columbia you should also be used to clear never be without a properties of logs or rocks. If you travel the winch. back-roads of British Ian Harwood Columbia, you should never be without a winch. There are a few things to know before you operate your winch for the first time. What appears to be a simple operation can quickly turn dangerous if basic safe winching practices are not used. Most are equipped with a varying length of wire rope and the length of the rope is determined by the winch’s load capacity. The wire rope should be inspected regularly to ensure that it has not become crushed, pinched, frayed or kinked at any point. Should the rope be damaged, it should be replaced before use to avoid injury. All winch owners should have a winch accessory kit to recover a vehicle properly and safely. The average kit includes a three-metre chocker chain, a clevis,
snatch block, five-centimetre tree trunk protector, gloves, and a carrying case. Prices are generally between $250 and $375 depending upon the manufacturer. Most winches are offered with a winch hook strap to ensure that operators do not put hands and fingers in harm’s way. Always wear gloves when operating a winch or handling wire rope. A single line pull is one of the most basic winching operations. It involves rigging the wire rope to a stable anchoring point and spooling it in to pull the vehicle toward the anchor point. This type of pull can also be used to extract a truck without a winch; the winch equipped truck becomes the anchor point and the stuck vehicle is pulled toward it. It is a good idea to throw a jacket or blanket over the wire rope midway between the winch and the anchor point. This will prevent the cable from whipping back to the truck in the event of breakage. A tree can serve as an excellent anchor point, but never attempt to wrap a wire rope or chain around it. In addition to being extremely dangerous, this improper winching practice can damage or kill the tree. Use a tree saver strap along with a clevis. When a truck is seriously stuck, more winching power can be achieved through a double line pull. To do so, unspool a length of a line from the drum and thread it through a snatch block. The cable’s hook can then be fastened to an anchor point on the trucks frame or tow hook, and the snatch block will secure to an anchor point toward the direction of the pull. This method decreases the number of layers of wire rope on the drum and greatly increases pulling power.
call a “haptic” feedback warning, by tightening the seatbelt. If the driver ignores all of those warnings a collision intervention system kicks-in and applies the brakes. The maximum range of the PFCW system is about 250 meters, but there are a lot of variables that might reduce its effectiveness. An important one is the amount of ground clearance offered by the vehicle directly ahead, as the low-mounted PFCW radar unit has to be able to see under it. More information on these technologies and the new Infiniti Q50 sports sedan, AJAC and the Best New Technology Award entries and voting procedures can be found at AJAC.ca. email@example.com
and always take a winch
Winches can be a life-saver when you travel into the woods.
A snatch block can also be used to change the direction of the pull, without the wire rope collecting on one side of the drum. If you have followed the basic principle of four-wheeling and brought a buddy or a second vehicle, then chances are you will have some assistance in the recovery. Sometimes all a stuck vehicle needs is a little motivation. In those instances, a quality recovery strap
($53) will work fine. Knowing how to operate a winch correctly is as important as knowing how to drive the 4x4 it is mounted to. Misuse can result in injury or even death, so it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with your winch before reaching a situation where you need to use it..
P-51 Mustang or the wild horse (the car was actually named for the former), it’s just plain cool. 4. Shelby Cobra: As venomous snakes go, Cobras are wicked cool. The whole hood thing, their exotic origins and their highly concentrated venom make your ordinary rattlers and water moccasins seem, well, ordinary. It makes for one of the alltime great hood badges, too. 5. Plymouth Barracuda: As fish go, after the shark, the barracuda is arguably the most ba-
dass. Beautifully streamlined, highly aggressive and possessing a mouthful of piranha-like teeth, it’s possibly one of the most evocative names for a performance car ever. And while Mopar fans worship the way later cars were simply called the ’Cuda, we remain fans of the full name. 6. Aston Martin Vanquish: Vanquish is generally defined as follows: To utterly defeat; soundly thrash or beat; to overpower, subjugate or subdue. Enough said.
The six coolest car names in history By Rob Sass Shakespeare famously asked, “What’s in a name?” Frankly, in the automotive world, a hell of a lot. These six car names are just cool. 1. Mercury Marauder: The name conjures up bands of roving barbarians. In addition to providing basic transportation, who wouldn’t want a car that’s also proficient at looting and pillaging? 2. Ferrari 500 Superfast: Even in the early 1960s,
using this name took cojones —something that Enzo Ferrari never lacked. It’s almost over-thetop comical, not unlike Wile E. Coyote’s business card, which listed his occupation as “Super Genius.” One can only imagine the response of today’s product liability lawyers to this one. 3. Ford Mustang: While the association with the car doesn’t hurt, the name Mustang was cool long before the car debuted in April 1964. Whether it’s the war-winning fighter plane the
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“As a proud
British Columbian, protecting our coast is one of our greatest priorities.”
This endorsement came with 209 conditions that we must meet before we start operations. These conditions reflect the input of thousands of British Columbians and Canadians, and include many of the commitments we made in our submission. We are working towards meeting these conditions in the same way we’ve been working hard to meet the tough conditions put forward by the Province. Many of these conditions centre around the preservation and protection of the diverse marine life that populate the coast of B.C. In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing the details behind a number of these conditions with you – like detailed emergency response and mammal protection plans. We’ve consulted with experts from around the world to make sure that we’re doing everything possible to protect B.C.’s coastline. We’re doing all this hard work because we are committed to building a safer, better pipeline. Sincerely,
Janet Holder Leader of Northern Gateway
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I’m Janet Holder, leader of Northern Gateway. This past December, my team came one step closer towards our goal of building a better pipeline. After the most comprehensive, scientific review in Canadian pipeline history, the independent Joint Review Panel concluded that Canadians would be better off with Northern Gateway, than without it.
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