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Legislation to boost conservancies Gazette staff VICTORIA—Four conservancies in the traditional territories of the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw First Nations could see a substantial increase through the addition of protected marine waters, through provincial legislation introduced

last Thursday. If passed, Bill 11 - the Protected Areas of British Columbia Amendment Act, 2014, will add more than 55,000 hectares to B.C.’s protected areas system, Environment Minister Mary Polak announced.

The proposed legislation would add land to two existing conservancies and two parks, and marine waters to four existing conservancies. It would also modifies the boundaries of six parks, one conservancy and one ecological reserve.

“Since 2004, the system of Class A parks, conservancies, ecological reserves and protected areas has increased by more than 3.2 million

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A song for the Bard Sunset Elementary School students sing during the musical play Shakespeare Rocks last Wednesday evening in Port McNeill. The event was part of the school’s Shakespeare Night, which included a performance of MacBeth. J.R. Rardon

SD85 announces addition Gazette staff PORT HARDY—School District 85 last week announced the hiring of Carol Robertson as its new assistant superintendent of schools, beginning Aug. 1.

Robertson will replace current assistant superintendent Katherine McIntosh, who has been hired as superintendent of the Coast Mountains School District (SD82).

Robertson, who currently serves as principal of Teulon Elementary in Manitoba, has years of experience in teaching and administration in Canada, Germany and England. She

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Bands help craft management plan from page 1 hectares,” said Polak. “Through this legislation we are helping to further protect our environment, including habitat for caribou and bighorn sheep, kelp beds and corals, grey whale feeding grounds and other areas with high ecological values.” A combined total of over 22,700 hectares of marine waters are being added to four conservancies on the Central Coast, all of them the result of recommendations in the collaborative management plan developed by BC Parks and the Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw First Nation. They include: • MahpahkumAhkuna/Deserters Walker Conservancy

addition (6,438 hectares): The addition of marine waters to this conservancy protects kelp beds, corals, tidal lagoons, marine mammal habitat and Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw First Nation’s cultural heritage features. The conservancy is located in the Queen Charlotte Strait, one of the richest marine environments on the west coast of North America, about 32 kilometres northwest of Alert Bay. Under the legislation, the total area of MahpahkumAhkwuna/Deserters Walker Conservancy will jump to 7,369 hectares. • Qwiquallaaq/Boat Bay Conservancy addition (736 hectares): The addition of marine

waters to this conservancy protects kelp and seagrass beds and important marine mammal habitat, as well as First Nations traditional use areas and marineoriented recreational values. The conservancy is situated in a dynamic and highly productive marine environment at the junction of Johnstone Strait, Queen Charlotte Strait and Knight Inlet, about 72 kilometres southeast of Port Hardy. The total area of Qwiquallaaq/ Boat Bay Conservancy will be 1,375 hectares. • Ugwiwa’/Cape Caution-Blunden Bay Conservancy (94 hectares): The addition of marine waters to this conservancy contributes to the protection of intertidal and marine areas with high eco-

logical values, including kelp beds, grey whale feeding grounds and foraging areas of the marbled murrelet. The conservancy is located on British Columbia’s southern central coast, about 60 kilometres north of Port Hardy. The total area of Ugwiwa’/Cape Caution - Blunden Bay Conservancy will be 331 hectares. • Ugwiwa’/Cape Caution Conservancy (15,444 hectares): The addition of marine waters to this conservancy protects intertidal and marine areas with high ecological values, including kelp beds, a number of intertidal flats, high tide lagoons, globally significant tidal rapids, marine mammal habitat and seabird colo-

nies. The conservancy is located on British Columbia’s southern central coast, about 56 kilometres north of Port Hardy. The total area of Ugwiwa’/Cape Caution Conservancy will be 25,685 hectares. Additional expansion of land to parks and conservatories in B.C. will include nearly 23 hectares of land to Syringa Park in the Kootenays; almost four hectares of land of an existing recreation area to Paul Lake Park near Kamloops; and more than 33,000 hectares of land to Indian LakeHitchcock/At Ch’ini Shà Creek Conservancy and Upper Gladys River/Watsíx Deiyi Conservancy, following the recommendations of the Atlin Taku Land Use Plan.

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from page 1 that Ms. Robertson will continue the outstanding service that Ms. Katherine McIntosh has provided our district over the past six years.” Robertson will finish the current school year in Manitoba and relocate to the North Island in the summer. “I look forward to meeting the staff, students, and families of the North Island when I arrive in the district this August,” she said. McIntosh visited Terrace www.northislandgazette.com 3

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Ferries issue continues to make waves A O’Toole Gazette staff PORT HARDY— Transportation Minister Todd Stone came under fire once again from Port Hardy councillors as locals refused to roll over on proposed BC Ferries cuts. On the same day that hundreds took to the lawn of the B.C. legislature to protest device reductions, councillors declined to allow a pro forma letter from the Transport Minister to go unchallenged during it regular meeting Mar. 11. The minister’s reply speaks of “tough choices”, “affordability concerns” and “long-term measures” behind the decision to reduce services but does acknowledge, “…the planned service reductions will affect the tourism industry and local economies.” “I don’t like this,” Coun. Rick Marcotte

said before proposing a motion to reply to the letter. “They don’t understand the people on the coast; they seem a far way away.” “They’re talking about saving these millions of dollars but at what cost to the North Island and North Central Coast?” asked Coun. Deb Huddlestan. Council voted to have staff respond to the minister, reiterating the concern of North Islanders. Twinning Pat Corbett-Labatt and Heather Brown, Twinning Society representatives, appeared as delegates to update council on the society. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the twinning of Port Hardy with Numata, Japan, and society members will celebrate the occasion later in the year. Typically, Port Hardy’s Twinning

Society hosts visitors from Numata in even years, and travels to Japan in odd years. This being a milestone year, both towns will send delegates this year. In another break with tradition, the Numata delegation is expected to forego the usual Filomi Days visit in favour of an October visit in order to coincide with the school term. Council also heard the society was pressing ahead with plans to bring a Torii gate to the Port Hardy waterfront, although exactly where was a topic for discussion. Corbett-Labatt presented a series of location options to councillors, including artists’ impressions of how it

might look in situ at various points along the waterfront. “We’re hoping council will provide some direction as it’s on District land,” said Corbett-Labatt. “We feel the best location would be in front of the Twinning Garden.” Although councillors initially expressed concern over adding another element to Carrot Park, the artist impressions went some way to assuaging fears and opinion was split between the society’s suggestion and framing the sidewalk entrance to the park. “I guess we’ll have to talk about this a bit

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Request for Proposals Regional Emergency Coordinator The Regional District of Mount Waddington is inviting proposals for a service contract for a Regional Emergency Coordinator to administer the North Island Regional Emergency Program. Responsibilities include updating the North Island Regional Emergency Plan; chairing the North Island Regional Emergency Planning Committee; training participants/arranging for training opportunities; organizing and participating in emergency preparedness exercises and training opportunities; writing proposals to access appropriate funding; reporting on activities to the Regional Board; and liaising with partner communities to improve Emergency Services and response. The successful proponent will possess excellent communication skills and be able to effectively liaise with and coordinate appropriate agencies, management staff and volunteers. Previous experience in emergency management ICS and BCERM would be an advantage. Proposals should, at a minimum, meet the requirements set out in the RFP information package which is available at the Regional District of Mount Waddington office or from the website at www.rdmw.bc.ca Proposals must be received by the Regional District by 4 pm on Friday, April 11, 2014.

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Gazette staff The best of the North Island will compete against the best of the rest as the Port Hardy chapter of Toastmasters plays host to the area speech competition later this month. The local club held its own contest last week to select representatives to move forward to the March 29 area competition. The Port Hardy representatives will measure up against speakers from Campbell River, Courtenay and Comox to decide who moves forward to the regionallevel contest. Each y e a r, Toastmasters holds an international speaking contest as club members vie for the world champion title by working up through local, area, regional, national and eventually international competition. This year, the recently reformed Port Hardy Toastmasters will play host to the area contest for the first time, welcoming competitors to Seven Hills Golf and Country Club. Dave Stevenson and Charlotte Mellstrom will represent the local club in the international speech contest, while Stevenson will return alongside Will Sylwester in the evaluation competition. For more information on Toastmasters or the contest, contact club president Brian Scott at brianscott03@gmail. com.

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Proposals should be e-mailed to info@rdmw.bc.ca addressed to the Administrator or may be dropped off or mailed to: 2044 McNeill Road (Box 729) Port McNeill, BC, V0N 2R0.

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Public interest in tsunamis is greater than ever given the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean and 2011 Japan tsunamis, and the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Great Alaska Tsunami on March 27th. At a more local level in even more recent times, the 2012 Haida Gwaii and 2013 Alaska tsunami warning events have generated much thought about our levels of preparedness for a potential tsunami disaster. As a means of engaging the public on this important issue, the Tsunami Community Education Forum is designed to create further awareness and help people prepare themselves in the event of a tsunami. Professionals engaged in various aspects on the topic of tsunamis will be on hand to provide information about the science of tsunamis, the use of tsunami notification tools and tsunami preparedness. Information will also be made available about local efforts to prepare for tsunami events. The forum will end with a question and answer period. Information: District of Port Hardy: Tel: 250-949-6665 Email: general@porthardy.ca Regional District: Tel: 250-956-3301 Email: emergencycoordinator@rdmw.bc.ca


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Teamwork is hot

Watching two different public entities collaborating to benefit North Island taxpayers is enough to warm the cockles of one’s heart. And a high school. The Regional District of Mount Waddington’s decision to forge ahead with a heat capture system at Chilton Regional Arena has allowed School District 85 to move on its own project to replace the aging heating system at North Island Secondary School in Port McNeill. The proposed new heating system will be supplemented with “waste” heat from the arena siphoned through a custom heat pump and piped to the nearby school. It is a project that should show immediate operational benefits to both the RD and the SD, and economic benefits to North Island ratepayers. This is not entirely new technology, though its application is just picking up steam on Vancouver Island. Westhills Arena in Langford is already powering its complex — including an adjacent swimming pool and outdoor rink — through this type of heat-capture system. And just last week, Strathcona Arena in Campbell River dedicated the opening of its own similar system. Even as a standalone project, the heat recapture system makes sense for RDMW. But with a potential capture coefficient of 10 (one watt of energy in produces 10 watts of usable energy out), Chilton Arena will produce more than it needs. A potential third partner could enter into the equation. Since the pipes to NISS will run past Port McNeill’s swimming pool, a simple system of valves could redirect the heat to the pool during summer ice season, should the Town decided to enter into an agreement with RDMW. And why not? These days, after all, sustainable energy is hot.

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Green machine gathers in B.C. VICTORIA – Canada’s sleek, imported green propaganda machine rolled into the capital last week for a couple of days of meetings. You wouldn’t have heard about it, because they didn’t stage any protests or press conferences. Instead they met quietly with selected reporters as well as politicians from both sides of the aisle. They didn’t invite me for some reason, but from what I can gather, it was a friendly networking session. The Victoria event was an annual conference called Organizing for Change, sponsored by Tides Canada. Thanks mainly to the work of B.C. researcher Vivian Krause, this offshoot of the U.S. Tides Foundation now at least identifies itself while it pulls B.C.’s political strings. Organizing for Change currently includes Ecojustice, Greenpeace, Sierra Club B.C., ForestEthics Advocacy, ForestEthics Solutions, Georgia Strait Alliance,

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Dogwood Initiative, Pembina Institute, West Coast Environmental Law, Wildsight and Seattle-based Conservation Northwest. Tides is itself a front for wealthy charitable foundations based mostly in Seattle and California, funded by billionaires who see “saving” B.C. as their personal eco-project. Tides no longer attempts to hide its strategy of targeting energy development in B.C. and Alberta. Its tactics are well known, too.

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A combined effort of Local First Nations and BC Parks have helped boost protected marine waters in traditional territories.

The Daffodilly golf and curling event fell victim to weather, holidays and North Islanders’ 11th-hour sign-up tendencies.

Environmentalists need highprofile wins, and the economic pain is best inflicted outside of the U.S., the biggest polluter in world history. Organizing for Change’s stated priorities for the year are the “last stand of the Great Bear Rainforest,” the “Sacred Headwaters” and the Water Sustainability Act. Their greatest marketing success so far is the Great Bear Rainforest, which is continually portrayed as being in peril from hunting, logging and of course, oil and gas development. One of the documents Krause unearthed is a 2008 plan entitled “Tar Sands Campaign Strategy 2.1” that has proven remarkably prophetic. As Greenpeace, Sierra and ForestEthics were negotiating the 2007 Great Bear land use plan, other network members were preparing to “raise the negatives” and market Alberta as a unique threat to planetary integrity. I’ve written before about A member of

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the distortions and evasions required to present such a fossil fuel fairy tale. Suffice it to say that while we have busloads of protesters in B.C., you don’t see them in those benevolent petro-states Angola, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Venezuela, Kuwait or Algeria. They’re not saving the whole planet, just the safe and lucrative parts. And as I mentioned after the protester-staged Neil Young concert tour, it’s amazing how American oil and gas interests and Alaska oil tankers remain invisible to this sophisticated network. NDP environment critic Spencer Chandra Herbert met with the green machine too. He wants all of B.C.’s groundwater mapped and measured deep into the Earth’s crust. That should take a while. Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter and columnist for Black Press. tfletcher@ blackpress.ca.

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LETTERS editor@northislandgazette.com

Criticism of fish farms disheartening Dear editor, I am writing in reply to a news story (Morton changes tactics in battle for salmon) and editorial (Want Change? Make it) from the March 6th edition of the North Island Gazette. It is extremely disappointing to see our com-

munity newspaper take a position against a sector that has done so much for the community and is responsible for so many jobs on the North Island. These same criticisms and misinformation about salmon farming have been repeated by some individuals for years now. There is

much science that contradicts many of the claims, so it is unfortunate to see the paper print an article with no rebuttal or facts from qualified experts on the points raised. It is also disheartening to see our community paper take an editorial stance that only shareholders of

fish farming companies benefit from salmon farming in British Columbia when so many local families are dedicated to, and benefit from, this industry. We are hardworking, active members of our community who are proud of the quality product that we help produce. I wasn’t

aware that being profitable was considered a bad quality in a business – and I’m quite sure all local businesses (many who advertise in this paper) would agree with me. The discussion about salmon farming is important, but it is equally important that it is a

debate about facts and science, not scare tactics and lies. I would hope that in the future our local paper takes the time to get the facts straight before going to print. Dave Pashley Marine Harvest Canada Port Hardy

Local issues raised during Question Period Ferries took central stage at the Legislature this week – both inside and outside the building. A large rally brought together Islanders and other residents of coastal communities, while inside during Question Period, I joined the leader of the opposition and other MLAs from coastal constituencies to challenge the Minister of Transportation on his blinkered and ideological approach to our marine highway. On the day of the rally we devoted Question Period to asking the Minister why no economic impact studies

were carried out ahead of the cuts. The City of Prince Rupert has done its own assessment of the impact of rising fares and cuts to services and it is gloomy. Entitled “Beyond Hope” it shows that it will not only be tourism-related businesses which are effected but business across the community and throughout the North. The Minister refuses to acknowledge that our communities are economic generators and that we have a right to have public access to them like residents elsewhere in B.C. have to their communi-

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There is no doubt the fight will continue both inside and outside the Legislature until ferries are back working for the public good and for all the people of B.C. I want to acknowledge and thank organizers

week was devoted to the Ministry of Forests. I asked the Minister whether he would meet with Chief, Council and elders of the Kwakiutl First Nation, to try to break the impasse between them and Island Timberlands which has led to a demonstration of nearly two months. He has refused. I still await an answer from the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. I also asked the Minister about the government’s policy about conservation and hunting of wolves on Vancouver Island. Unfortunately the BC

Liberals have cut the Conservation Service so severely that there is no ability to truly determine the number of wolves on the Island or nearby islands. I can always be contacted by email: Claire. trevena.mla@leg. bc.ca of by phone at my Campbell River office: 250-287-5100; Port Hardy office: 250949-9473 or toll free at 1-866-387-5100. And you can friend me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter @clairetrevena. Best regards, Claire Trevena MLA

Open Dart Night Too soon Rant- I am very sad that the ice is getting taken out way earlier than it should be... The ice is in too late and out too early, the North Island is a hockey community, and we need ice time. Tim Arrow Alfred Port Hardy

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on Quadra and in other coastal communities whose hard work made the protest happen. We have been discussing a number of bills in the Legislature – from increasing the regulation of off-road vehicles, to increasing the ability of people to contribute to pension plans. The week also saw the introduction of the much anticipated Water Sustainability Act, which will completely overhaul the century-old Water Act. We are also into the period when we do the detailed examination of the budget. Much of this

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ties. When we came out from Question Period it was a joy to see hundreds of neighbours and friends from the constituency and other islands and coastal communities gathered on the lawns of the Legislature. I had acknowledged their presence in the House and was pleased to see the good-natured protest. But the smiles and music don’t undermine the fact that people are angry about the cuts to our ferry service and the gouging we all get from inflating fares. I was privileged to speak to the protestors.

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March 22 North Island Concert Society presents the WolackDonnelly Duo, 7:30 p.m., Port Hardy Civic Centre. One piano, one clarinet and a unique and sometimes humorous take on classical music. Tickets $25, available in advance at Cafe Guido and Port Hardy Museum in Port Hardy, at The Flower Shoppe in Port McNeill and in Port Alice by calling Gail Neely, 250-284-3927.

March 23 Flea Market to benefit Tsakis FC, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., U’gwamalis Hall, Fort Rupert. Concession, loonie/ toonie auction, raffles, baked goods, more. Tables $10 each, $5 additional tables. To reserve a spot or for more info, call David at 250-230-1772 or 250-949-8830.

March 20 Speaker’s Corner series, 7 p.m., St. John Gualbert (A-Frame) Church, Port McNeill. Graham McDonald will discuss non-timber forest products and their potential as an economic benefit to North Vancouver Island. No admission fee; donations welcome.

March 22 Two indoor garage sales at the Thunderbird Mall. Overwaitea is hosting a garage sale from 10 a.m.4 p.m., with proceeds going to the BC Children’s Hospital. FMI 250-949-6455. The Thunderbird Mall is hosting its 4th annual garage sale at the old Reitman’s location, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Tables $5, call 250-949-8623.

March 21 Pizza making and Minute-to-Win-it contest, 5:30 p.m., Port Alice Community Centre. Create (and eat!)

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March 28 Parent workshop, “Helping Young Children to Learn”, 7-8:30 p.m., Sunset Elementary School gymnasium, Port McNeill. Featuring educator and brain-based learning facilitator Gary Anaka. Info, Amanda at 9496618 ext. 2228 or akiatipis@sd85.bc.ca. March 28 Port Hardy Baptist Church presents a pre-release movie, 7 p.m., 6950 Highland Dr., $2 per person. There will be a concession with pop, chips and chocolate bars. Fmi, www.porthardybaptistchurch.ca.

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March is National Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is Simply Cook and Enjoy. As it becomes ever easier to grab prepared foods or go out to eat, the art of cooking is slowly being lost. But cooking food at home has many benefits including:

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Cooking doesn’t have to be difficult, there are many easy (and budget friendly) recipes out there. For a little kitchen inspiration, check out this website and app from Dietitians of Canada: www.cookspiration.com. And for more information on National Nutrition Month check out www.dietitians.ca. This column is sponsored by

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March 22 Skiing Annual Kids Fest at Mount Cain Ski Area. Slalom and obstaclecourse races, snow sculpture and lots more fun and prizes. Info, visit www. mountcain.com or call 1-888-668-6622. March 28 Basketball Elementary school tournament, 10 a.m.2 p.m., Port Hardy Secondary School. April 5 Soccer Referee clinic for new and returning youth soccer officials, Sunset Elementary School, Port McNeill. Free clinic headed by Stu Power; sessions for mini level (10-under) 9 a.m.-noon; divisional competition (11-18) 1-4 p.m. To register or for more info, contact Scott at 250-949-7959. April 6 Dragon boating Tri-Port Dragon Boat Society hosts a helms clinic, 9 a.m., Port Hardy Seaplane Dock. To register or for more info, call Cora at 250230-4227. April 25-27 Soccer Annual Mud Bowl tournament in Port McNeill. Games at Sunset, Cheslakees and North Island Secondary School fields. Concession open at Sunset; schedule tba, divisional finals Sunday. Slo-pitch Port McNeill Slo-pitch hosts the inaugural Groundbreaker Ballbreaker tournament, Mantic and Centennial fields. Beer garden, concession, dance Saturday night. Entry $300 per team; cash prizes. Info, Laurie, 250-230-4519. Dance $20; for tickets call 250-230-4786.

Mens league wraps up in Port Hardy Gazette staff PORT HARDY— Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena hosted its final games of the season last weekend as the commercial hockey leagues wrapped up. On Friday the A league closed out the season with a 7-4 Warriors victory over the Bulls. Tied 3-3 at the end of the first period, the Warriors came out the brighter in the second and raced away to a 6-3 lead before the Bulls found a consolation goal late in the period. Eddie Walkus, Cole Morton and Shelby Cockell got two apiece in the victory for the

Left: The Rookies' Tony Knighton threads a pass through to teammate Andrew Johnson during the final game of the Mens Hockey B League at Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena last Sunday. Right: Mainline's Richard A O'Toole Knopp eyes a shot at the Rookies' goal. Warriors, with Jake and Barney Wilson teams made the most from Jeff Cowles Knighton, Jeff Badger, of the ice time, squeez- and Richard Knopp and Mitch Nelson Colbourne adding the adding one each. Sunday saw the final ing out a seven-minute combined with Janey found the net for the other goal. Steve Verbrugge net- game of the B season third period before the Henschke's solo effort Rookies. See below for season to give the Mainline ted twice for the Bulls, as the Mainline topped clock ran out. Two goals each the win while Tony standings. with Richard Burgess the Rookies 5-4 as the

North Island Men's Hockey 2013-14 Final Standings 'A' League Team W L T Mustangs 8 4 1 Warriors 6 4 4 Bulls 3 6 4 Islanders 3 6 3

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‘B’ League (2nd half only) Team W L T Pts Mainline 7 0 2 16 Whalers 5 4 2 12 Smokers 2 5 1 5 Rookies 1 9 0 2

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Hailey Miner of Eagle View protects the ball from Fort Rupert's Madyson Harris during a recent friendly basketball game at Fort Rupert. At right, Fort Rupert's Dominic Nelson lofts a shot. Elementary school teams will gather for a hoop tourJ.R. Rardon ney Mar. 28 at PHSS.

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Dragon boaters slate clinic Gazette staff The Tri-Port Dragon Boat Society is kicking off registration for its 2014, and is offering a pair of paddling clinics to new and returning members beginning this month. The society maintains boats in Port Hardy, Port McNeill and Sointula, which are available for practices by both competitive teams and recreational

paddlers. Port Hardy’s chapter will hold Learn to Paddle sessions Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the seaplane dock. For details, call Cora at 250-230-4227. The society will host a free helms clinic at the Port Hardy seaplane dock Sunday, Apr. 6, beginning at 9 a.m. The clinic includes a safety demonstration by the Coast

Guard; participants are asked to bring their own life jackets. Each of the communities’ groups will hold open registration in the coming weeks. Registration for Port Hardy paddlers will take place in front of Overwaitea Foods Saturday, Mar. 22, from noon-4 p.m. Fees vary depending on participation level and age group; entry

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Concert society toots its horn in next event Gazette staff PORT HARDY— It’s been several years since the North Island Concert Society audience has been treated to the sound of the clarinet. And they’ve never heard it quite like they will this weekend. NICS resumes its 2013-14 season Saturday at 7:30 p.m. with an appearance by the Wolak-Donnelly duo. The group is made up of Juno-nominated pianist and composer Chris Donnelly, whose background is in jazz, and clarinetist Kornel Wolak, a classical music virtuoso who has played in the principal

clarinet chair with the Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra. Together, the pair weave a complementary tapestry of classical and jazz, occasionally with a particularly pop flair. They also will get turns to show off their abilities as soloists. Material on their debut album, 2013’s Common Ground, ranges from Brahms’ Clarinet Sonata, Op. 120, to Oscar Peterson’s Hymn to Freedom to George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Don’t let the pair’s buttoned-down appearance fool you. The duo sport a mischievously humorous side — Bach

played on the spoons, anyone? — and pair a youthful energy and personable stage presence with their improvisational chops. Speaking of spoons, the evening also features the NICS’s annual Decadent Desserts fundraiser, with a $5 ticket entitling the bearer to one of a selection of rich, homemade dessert dishes during intermission. The last time the clarinet was a feature instrument here came in 2009, when Evan Arntzen played New Orleans jazz with Bria Skonberg’s Hot Five. One year earlier, the clarinet was featured

in back-to-back shows with Arntzen’s grandfather, Lloyd Arntzen, fronting New Orleans North, and Sean McManus utilizing it with the prairie roots/ folk combo The Dust Poets. The Polish-born Wolak, though, adds a classical dimension rarely seen on the North Island. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased in advance at Cafe Guido and Port Hardy Museum in Port Hardy; at The Flower Shoppe in Port McNeill; or in Port Alice by calling Gail Neely at 250-2843927. More info available at www.niconcert.ca.

Chris Donnelly, left, and Kornel Wolak bring their virtuosity in jazz and classical music — and a healthy serving of humour — to Promotional photo the Civic Centre stage Saturday night.

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Arlene Clair, left, awaits her 'sentence' as Linda Charlie watches the spinning judge during a Jail 'n' Bail fundraiser at the Quatsino Clinic. Above, Port Hardy RCMP officers Rob Brennan and Rob Morozoff serve a summons with Hunter Ballentyne and Danielle Dawson. The event, combined with a barbecue, raised more than $2,500 to help a J.R. Rardon youth soccer club travel to a tourney in Hawaii this year.

Students 'work out' at NISS

North Island Secondary School teacher John Bramham, left, congratulates Grade 12 student Corey Miller on the completion of a greenhouse/shed, built on contract for Cheslakees School through the NISS Independent Directed Studies program. Jay Dixon

As any student could tell you, there is more to learning than simply sitting in class. English, Science, History — all these things are important, but they represent only one aspect of a student’s education. As the school curriculum evolves, there will be more chances to bring outside components — interests, hobbies, and the like —- into one’s formal education. An example of this progression that is already available at NISS and across the province is Independent Directed Studies. Independent Directed Studies

allows students, under the guidance of a supervisor at the school and with the principal’s approval, to design their own learning. Working toward the Prescribed Learning Outcomes (PLOs) of traditional courses, students can take on a project and earn elective credits required for graduation. While the amount of credits varies, students are still able to bridge the gap between formal and informal learning and explore their interests. While working with PLOs sounds limiting, there is a huge range of options to work

NISS News with

Andrew Mitchell with. Ideally, supervisors and students can design a project that benefits not only the student, but the school or community at large. And several of these Independent Directed Studies projects have been completed or on ongoing at NISS. In one such proj-

ect, two students are redoing the school’s central courtyard for credits in landscaping. Another built a combination greenhouse and shed on contract for Cheslakees School to earn credits in carpentry. Two students earned credits in Marketing and Business, respectively, while doing promotional work and other projects for the school’s Connections program. Finally, one student is writing the NISS News column for the Gazette and producing a Grade 12 yearbook for credits in journalism and design. Independent

Directed Studies is one of the many exciting changes to the ways students learn at school. Blending the two aspects of learning allows for engagement and results not possible in traditional formats. As education continues to evolve, options like Independent Directed Studies give students the chance to customize their learning, making it more rewarding and truly their own. Andrew Mitchell is a Grade 12 student at North Island Secondary School and an award-winning photographer.


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SUITES, LOWER PORT HARDY Ground level entry 2 bedroom suite, 6 appliances, Beaver Harbour Rd. Avail immediately. $750/mo. N/S, N/P. 250-902-1236.

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NI dancers in the medals

Gazette staff Six members of Team Charlton Highland Dancers attended the BC Open Championships in Vancouver March 6, and all of them earned medals in the largest highland dancing event in the province. A b i g a i l McCorquodale of Port Hardy was second runner-up in the 7 and under-9 championship, and also placed second in the Irish jig after earning a danceoff in the series of

national dances. Emily Walker of Port Hardy was third runner-up in the 10-years championship. Xandryn Frost of Port McNeill and Georgia Walkus of Port Hardy each earned fourth runnerup honours, Frost in the 10-years class and Walkus in the 12-years class. Also competing were Emma Jensen of Port Hardy, who placed sixth in the 15-years sword dance; and Jenna Brown of

Notice of Refund Eligibility Pursuant to a Determination by the Director of Consumer Protection BC Read this notice carefully. You may be eligible for a refund. This Notice is to all persons who borrowed a payday loan from The Cash Store or Instaloans located in British Columbia during the period November 1, 2009, to March 23, 2012, and who also purchased a cash card at the time of negotiating the payday loan. Pursuant to a March 23, 2012 determination by the Director of Consumer Protection BC, a related Compliance Order of the same date and a Supplemental Compliance Order dated November 30, 2012, The Cash Store and Instaloans are required to refund to all borrowers with loan agreements negotiated between November 1, 2009 and March 23, 2012, the amount of any issuance fee charged, required or accepted for or in relation to the issuance of a cash card. This Compliance Order applies only to loan agreements negotiated in the Province of British Columbia. A Notice of Refund Eligibility was mailed to all clients of The Cash Store and Instaloans who negotiated a loan agreement between November 1, 2009 and March 23, 2012 who also purchased cash cards at the time of negotiating that loan agreement. The Notice of Refund Eligibility that was mailed to clients included a claim form that eligible claimants can use to verify their identity for the purposes of claiming a refund. If you feel that you may be eligible for a refund related to this Notice you may request a claim form from any branch of The Cash Store or Instaloans. Claim forms may also be downloaded from www.cashstore.ca or www.instaloans.ca. If you arrange to receive a claim form, your completed claim form can be submitted: â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘

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Port Hardy, whose best showing was fifth in the Highland fling in the 12-years championship. Highland Dance BC Open Championships Vancouver March 6

Individual results Emma Jensen (15 yrs)â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 6. Sword Dance. Georgia Walkus (12 yrs)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;2. Seann Truibhas; 5. Strathspey

and Highland Reel; 6. Highland Fling; 4. Aggregate total.

Jenna Brown (12 yrs)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;5. Highland Fling; 6. Seann Truibhas. Emily Walker (10 yrs)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;3. Highland Fling; 3. Seann Truibhas; 4. Sword Dance; 5 (tie). Strathspey and Highland Reel; 3. Aggregate total. Xandryn Frost (10 yrs)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;5. Highland

Fling, 2. Sword, 5. Seann Truibhas, 5 (tie). Strathspey and Highland Reel; 4. Aggregate total.

A b i g a i l McCorquodale (7 and under 9 yrs)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;2. Seann Truibhas; 3. Fling; 3. Sword; 3. Strathspey and Highland Reel; 2. Aggregate total. National dances Walkusâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;5. Flora. Walkerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;8. Flora. McCorquodaleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;2. Irish Jig; 6. Scottish Lilt; 8. Blue Bonnets.

A little patience on the road

From a reader: â&#x20AC;&#x153;One thing worse than what you described (in a previous column) is when there is a road obstruction and people seem to think they have the right to cross the centre line into on coming traffic. Maybe you could address the legal side of that. My understanding is that on coming traffic has the right of way.â&#x20AC;? This reader describes something that is almost seems to be expected behaviour. The driver of one vehicle comes upon a perceived hazard such as a pedestrian, cyclist or parked vehicle and moves partly into the oncoming lane to make room. Oncoming traffic

Traffic talk moves to the right to avoid the encroaching vehicle and most of the time there is not a problem. However, if there is no room to move right or the driver is not anticipating the move a collision may result. The rules have been made for a reason, uniformity, predictability and the avoidance of collisions. The reader is correct, the oncoming vehicle does have the right of way and the encroaching driver is breaking the rules for the sake of convenience. Rather than slow or

smile...

stop to let oncoming traffic by first, they will take a chance and put everyone at risk. The Motor Vehicle Act does provide for crossing the line in some circumstances to avoid an obstacle on the highway. The driver doing so must have a clear view for a safe distance and make the move without affecting the travel of any other vehicle. The exemption does not apply when you must cross a solid line. Cst. Tim Schewe is a retired constable with many years of traffic law enforcement experience. To comment or learn more, please visit drivesmartbc.ca.

of the week. Sidney Cote and Adele Blid of Port McNeill enjoyed a stop at Chilton Regional Arena. J.R. Rardon


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Revelling in a breath en plein air I am often asked whether I paint from photographs. My answer is always the same: “If I have to.” When I do, I use a number of photographs of the same scene because I need a lot more information than one shot will give me. In this way I’m able to give my own interpretation of the scene rather than slavishly copy a single photo. If I have a choice, I will always choose to paint on location. Painting outdoors several hundred years ago, however, wasn’t nearly as easy as it is now. Painting “en plein air” as the French Impressionists called it, presented a little problem

time. After a during inclemweek of rain, the ent weather. sun (what is that Since rain today bright thing in is much like rain the sky?) made centuries ago its appearance. (especially on Since there was North Island in little wind, the November), we ocean kept beckare fortunate to oning, so I headhave something A Brush with ed for the nearcalled an autoHenschel est spot in which mobile. Indeed, I could paint I have executed with Gordon from my car if many a painting Henschel I had to, just in from the warmth and dryness of my car; case the ocean breezes were thank goodness for inter- too stiff. Alder Bay Campground mittent windshield wipers. The painting I’m doing seemed a likely spot. in this photo was done on Situated almost directly one of our beautiful days in across from Alert Bay, it February, although it could sees a lot of marine action easily have been done any and is only ten minutes

The artist paints on location at Alder Bay Campground, gathering a sense on the scene all but impossible to glean from photographs. Gordon Henschel

from my studio. The painting on the easel is of the southeast end of Cormorant Island.

Malcolm Island appears directly behind it with the Coast Mountains, somewhat obscured by clouds,

peeking through in the distance. The breakwater in the foreground is part of the docking and ramp facilities at Alder Bay. This time of year, with tourist traffic down to a trickle, the foreshore is filled with migratory birds of every description while beyond little fishing boats ply the waters around Alert Bay. A River Otter swims by and pokes a curious nose at you while the resident eagles chatter to each other in the treetops. Take a photograph of this and paint from it in my studio? You gotta be kidding! Gordon Henschel owns an art gallery in Nimpkish Heights. www.henschel.ca

A booty-full performance Gazette staff Missoula Children’s Theatre makes its annual foray from Western Montana to the North Island later this month to train and present performances by children in Sointula and Port McNeill. Auditions will be held for Missoula Children’s Theatre production of Blackbeard the Pirate at A.J. Elliott School in Sointula following classes Monday, Mar. 31. Those auditioning should arrive at 3:30 and plan to stay for the full two hours. The troupe will resume the process for Port McNeill’s youth Monday, April 7, in Sunset School gym from 3:30 to 5:30. Students, ages kindergarten through 7th grade, are encouraged to audition. No advance preparation is necessary. Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. In the course of one week of rehearsals, the tour-

ing directors prepare the youths for a weekend performance onstage. The Sointula performance is scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 5, with show times and ticket prices to be announced.

Just for You

In Port McNeill, Blackbeard the Pirate will be presented on Saturday, Apr. 12, at Gate House Community Theatre. The Missoula Children’s Theatre residency in Port McNeill

is presented locally by Gate House Community Association with support from Andrew Mahon Foundation. For more information, call Kathy Martin at 250956-3456.

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The BC Government is proposing to offload the province’s world-class recycling programs, run by local municipalities, to an association led by big multi-national corporations. The idea is that we’ll get a better, more efficient program that costs taxpayers less.

Currently, BC homeowners only pay, on average, $35 a year for curbside recycling. Under the proposed regime, you’ll pay more. Every time you bring home a pizza, buy toilet paper,

Unfortunately, what we’ll really end up with is anyone’s guess.

How much more? Well, nobody’s saying.

The association isn’t guaranteeing that we’ll get a better program, or even one as good as the current Blue Box program already in place. Since the association is led by big businesses outside of BC, many of whom are not even headquartered in Canada, one could presume that profits will come before environmental stewardship. They usually do. They also won’t guarantee that there won’t be any job cuts here in BC.

Here’s the only thing anyone does know: we already have a Blue Box program that works, is efficient, managed locally and puts the BC environment first. So why is the BC government flipping a coin, bringing in a questionable recycling program that some of our local elected officials are already calling a “scam?”

And how is this supposed to make things better for BC?

or pretty much anything else that comes in a package, businesses will be passing their increased costs on to you.

It’s time to contact Premier Clark and ask her.

What’s going on here?

Email Christy Clark at premier@gov.bc.ca or call 250-387-1715. For more info, visit RethinkItBC.ca. #RethinkItBC. This Message is brought to you by:


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The North Island Gazette and the following sponsors take this opportunity to introduce you to the North Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2013-14 Minor Hockey teams.

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Proud to sponsor local sports

Thanks Coaches & Sponsors

Way to go North Island Minor Hockey!

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250-956-4404

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Sponsored by

For all your hockey gear & more!

Proud supporter of Minor Hockey on the North Island.

Big thanks to all the coaches

and congrats

to our North Island Minor Hockey kids

on another great year!

DEALER #7983

9045 Granville Street

Huge Congratulations to all the players & coaches.

Play Fair, Play Hard!

Open 8am-9pm daily #2-311 Hemlock Street, Port McNeill

Proudly sponsored by:

250-956-2881

250-949-7442

Richness is: Having A Team To Believe In

On behalf of Peoples Drug Mart we send our biggest congratulations to the kids and a HUGE thanks to the coaches

Scotiabank supports more than 5,000 minor hockey teams across Canada. Our Community Hockey program has always been our way of showing our commitment to kid’s hockey by giving children more than just the chance to play, but also the chance to become involved in their community.

Scotiabank is proud to support minor hockey in the Triport area! You’re richer than you think.

“Locally Owned and Operated”

ckey Minor Ho y d r a H t r n Po 4 Initiatio 2013-201

Port Hardy Minor Hockey 2013-2014 PeeWees

Port Hardy Minor Hockey 2013-2014 Atoms

Port Har dy Mino r Hoc 2013-20 14 Banta key ms

Way to Go! The Staff of Island Foods would like to congratulate the players, coaches and officials on a great 2013-2014 season.

Congratulations on a successful season Port Alice Minor Hockey Players!

Village of Port Alice

Big thanks to all the coaches

and congrats

y or Hocke in M l il e s Port McN 4 Peanut 2013-201

to our North Island Minor Hockey kids

Port McNeill Minor Hockey 2013-2014 PeeWees

Port McNeill Minor Hockey 2013-2014 Atoms

on another great year! FP Foods

Port McN eill Mino r Hockey 2013-20 14 Banta ms 1979 Nimpkish Crescent Port McNeill•BC 250-956-3328

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Monday-Thursday: 9am-3:30pm Friday: 9am-2pm Saturday: 10am-2pm

Haida Way Inn Great season

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Port McN eill Mino r Hockey 2013-20 14 Girls Team

Photos courtesy Strait Shooter Photography

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Proud to support the continuous development of lemare lake logging North Island Hockey

Quality • Value • Stewardship 250-956-3132

Hardy Builders’ Supply

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Mars Diner sends congratulations to all the Minor Hockey kids and coaches! are proud to sponsor

Port Hardy Wild Women

& support the North Island Minor Hockey Association

HBS

6954 Market St. Port Hardy, BC

HEY HOC

Thanks for your local support

250-949-6307

North Island Eagles 2013-2014 PeeWees

North Island Eagles 2013-2014 Atoms

Special thanks to the many volunteers, coaches & refs

FANS KEY

Don’t miss out on our special, Buy 1 pizza and get the 2nd half price!

call 250-949-6789

SUBWAY RESTAURANTS WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE YOU ON A GREAT SEASON! ®

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