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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Housing prices climb By ANNA KILLEN


LOCAL COFFEE shop owners Alexander Vogel, Sonny Yoo and Lance Dettwiler raise their respective to-go cups. These roast masters operate within blocks of each other.

Coffee scene perks up

By JOSH MASSEY EARLY LAST month a group of Cafenara regulars approached owner Sonny Yoo and told him they wanted to renovate their beloved coffee shop for him. The owner of the Lazelle Ave. business of more than 10 years was naturally surprised to see such an intervention staged by his own clients. “It was sort of embarrassing,” Yoo says with a laugh. “‘It’s really that bad, is it?’ Was my first thought.” His longtime group of clients had noticed something Yoo was aware of but didn’t have time to act on with his busy family life — that the coffee shop landscape in Terrace was heating up with new options available to coffee drinkers.

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The new arrival, Xanders Coffee, had burst onto the scene in December last year and the Elephant’s Ear had been reborn this February after major renovations and service overhaul. “You could say that my friends saw the other coffee shops doing this,” Yoo said. They figured it was “time to wake him up.” Just a few blocks away from Cafenara, over on the 400 Block of Lakelse, Xanders and Elephant’s Ear are practically across the street from each other. Alexander Vogel learned the art of craft roasting beans before starting up Xanders and says the lease in the space at the Coast Inn of the North building was highly opportune. “Everything fell into place,” he said. “The lease came up and

I just had to go for it. I stuck to my guns and went for it.” The bean roasting allows Vogel to create unique flavours himself and is one of his shop’s distinguishing features, he said, and those beans are available for customers to purchase. Cafenara also roasts their own beans, and Yoo says the shop’s restaurant-style food options help them stand apart. The Elephant’s Ear went through a complete interior redesign in January and now has a deli component to its service. “Every five to eight years we do that in the business to look fresh and new,” says owner Lance Dettwiler of the upgrade. “I was going to do the renos later but with the competition arising I moved the timeline ahead – plus January is a slow

month so it was a good time to do the renovations,” he said. On top of the refinished look Dettwiler now offers a deli products selection and buildyour-own sandwich options. He kicked off his re-opening with an open mic night featuring local musicians. None of the owners did their transformations single-handedly. They all had help from the community. For Yoo, this has meant volunteers, many members of a local church, helping out with time and even cash donations to paint the walls, clean and change fixings. “They felt genuinely from their heart that they wanted to help this guy,” said Yoo of the efforts that have been going on over the past month.


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THE AVERAGE selling price for a single family home in Terrace is nearly $100,000 more than it was at this time two years ago. Numbers released by the Northern B.C. Real Estate Board (NBCBEB) show that the average selling price for a detached family home in Terrace for the first quarter of 2012 was $200,926. By March, 2013 that first quarter average was $226,303, and now, into the first three months of 2014 that number has climbed to $294,067. In 2014, 43 single family homes were sold, compared to 32 last year and 41 in 2012. “We’ve seen a dramatic increase over the last two to three years,” said realtor and NBCBEB director John Evans. “If you would have bought around 2010, 2011 that’s when there were some really good buys around, and in that case it’s basically doubled,” he said. And it doesn’t appear to be stopping anytime soon, he said. “The market is continuing to show that it’s very strong and showing signs of continuing to improve,” he said. “We continue to get calls.” In the first quarter of 2014, 101 properties were sold overall in Terrace, up from 60 last year. This year, the total value of these properties was $23 million – double the $11.5 million total for the first quarter of 2013. “Going from 60 to 101 sales – that’s a huge increase in the activity that’s going on in the community,” said Evans. Homes sell quickly and to a wide variety of buyers, said Evans, noting that it’s a combination of first-time homebuyers, out-of-town buyers that are moving to the area for work, out-of-town investors looking to capitalize on the area’s growth, and people who already own homes looking for a rental property. “The out-of-town investor who is looking to Terrace now, they’re seeing opportunities because housing is still relatively cheap if you’re on the outside looking in,” he said.

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Son charged with murder in death of father

Jail time ordered for break-in offender

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TERRACE RCMP and the North District Crime Unit remained at the site of a sudden death on the city’s southside March 31.

A MAN charged with eight offences related to break-ins at several local businesses last month has been sentenced less than two weeks after his arrest. Philip Thompson Cooper, 47, was ordered to spend four months in jail followed by one year of probation with 3/31/2014 11:58:31 AM conditions in Terrace

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A MAN charged in connection with the second degree murder of his father appeared in court earlier this week. Jeremy Price, 19, appeared in person in Terrace provincial court April 1 to a courtroom packed with close to 30 people in what was scheduled to be a bail hearing. It was put over to this week to give newly retained defence lawyer Suzette Narbonne time to review the case and speak with her client. On March 29, Terrace RCMP reported that they, along with the North District Crime Unit, were investigating a sudden death in Terrace. The incident was being treated as suspicious at that time, said police. Police and other emergency vehicles descended on the 4600 Block of Goulet on the city southside that day. A police vehicle remained in front of 4632 Goulet Ave. in the early evening hours and yellow police tape cordoned off the front yard of the residence. On March 30, police identified the victim as Clifford Price, 50, and said he was found outside of the home early the previous morning. His son Jeremy had been charged with one count of manslaughter. Crown later raised the charge to second degree murder. This is Terrace’s first murder of the year and second in six months, the last being Eric Cardinal in September 2013 in Thornhill. Police asked that if anyone has any information on this incident to please contact the Terrace RCMP at 250-638-7400, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014  Terrace Standard

First train

April 9, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the first train passing through Terrace By KEN NEWMAN, REGIONAL DISTRICT OF KITIMAT-STIKINE IT IS a worthy effort to recognize and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first passenger train from the east on the then newly constructed Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. The first passenger train to travel through the Skeena Valley came in early April 1914, arriving in Prince Rupert on April 9, 1914. Only a few days earlier on April 7, 1914, a ceremony was held and the last spike was driven in the last steel rail near Fort Fraser B.C. Who exactly drove the last spike is not entirely clear (more on this mystery later), however, it is known for certain that on that day the tracks of Grand Trunk Pacific (GTP) Railway were finally joined. While that first passenger train was largely a train of GTP officials and dignitaries, it was in fact the first train to travel the entire GTP line from Winnipeg. But the line did not come into full commercial operation until August of 1914 and the first commercial passenger train from the east did not arrive in Prince Rupert until early September, 1914. Ten years earlier, the president of the Grand Trunk Railway Charles M. Hays stood before the shareholders and announced his vision to complete a second Canadian transcontinental railway to a yet-to-be-built west coast port city of Prince Rupert. This railway would be called the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Over the next 10 years, the GTP would promote the advantage of a northern rail line and how it


THE FIRST train through Prince Rupert, April 9, 1914. would open up opportunities for mining, agriculture and forestry, not to mention to the new port city of Prince Rupert and the advantage of shorter sailing distances to Asian markets. Then-prime minister Wilfrid Laurier was also convinced of the idea of a second transcontinental railway and therefore assisted by having the Dominion Government of Canada provide financial guarantees during construction. The GTP expected to recover the costs of construction by profiting from the influx of settlers, the resulting freight shipments and the sale of prospective townsites along the line. Today in northwest B.C., Smithers, South Hazelton and Prince Rupert are all communities resulting directly from the GTP.

Surveyors and engineers had chosen the Yellowhead route through the Rocky Mountains to Prince Rupert because it afforded the best grades. The GTP had set a high standard for the railway grade of four-tenths of one per cent, or 21.12 feet per mile and curves were to be four degrees or greater. This would make it the lowest grade railway through the Rocky Mountains in North America. The Mountain section of the GTP was the most difficult and expensive section of the railway that began in Winnipeg. The construction of the mountain section began from two points – from the east at Wolf Creek, Alberta and from the west at Prince Rupert. The construction of the line began in Winnipeg in

1905, reaching Wolf Creek, near present day Edson, Alberta, in 1909. The construction of the line going east from Prince Rupert did not begin until May of 1908. The distance from Winnipeg to Wolf Creek was 916 miles while the mountain section from Wolf Creek to Prince Rupert was 839 miles. Within the mountain section, the Skeena Valley portion of the railway was a distance of 180 miles from Prince Rupert to Hazelton – and the most difficult and costly part of the mountain section. The total cost to build the rail line from Winnipeg was $109.8 million and of that, the mountain section cost $78.2 million. The Skeena River from Hazelton to the Pacific Ocean falls 1,000 feet, making it

one of the most rapidly descending rivers on the west coast of North America. Such obstacles along the way included the steep mountain walls of the lower Skeena, Kitselas Canyon and the crossing of the Skeena west of Hazelton. The man in charge of this section of the construction was GTP engineer C.C. Van Arsdoll, nicknamed “four tenths Van” for his insistence that the grade not exceed four-tenths of one per cent in a mile, even during this difficult section. This high standard contributed to the challenges and costs of building a railway in this difficult environment. Tunnels were extensive, in the first 200 miles of the railway some 13 tunnels were built totalling over 8,800 feet. The steel span

bridge across the Skeena at mile 174, 13 miles west of Hazelton (commonly known as Skeena Crossing) was a 930 foot span completed in March of 1912 and only 10 miles further, a second bridge almost 900 feet long was constructed over Sealy Gulch. It is estimated that to build the first 100 miles of grade east of Prince Rupert cost $80,000 a mile before any track was laid. Construction on the Skeena portion of the line was carried out by the principal contractor Foley Brothers, Welch and Stewart (F. W & S) who in many cases sublet to other contractors. Construction camps to house workers were situated along the route approximately every two to five miles. To service the camps, F. W. & S employed sternwheeler steamers to ply the waters of the Skeena. They owned five sternwheelers that would travel the Skeena to the head of navigation at Hazelton. These vessels, prior to the arrival of the GTP, were the means of choice of getting supplies between the coast and the interior. Ironically, the sternwheeler was being used to help build a railway that would end the sternwheeler era on the Skeena. Throughout construction, due to poor living conditions and low wages, workers were hard to retain and it was said that for every man arriving at camp to work, one was leaving. Workers would often refer to F.W. & S Company as Fool’em, Work’em and Starve’em. The first passenger train from the east did not travel the line until April 1914.

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Rich history at former rail settlements THE REGIONAL District of Kitimat-Stikine, as result of the historical significance the GTP had on the development of the region, recognized two GTP-related sites. And in 2013, the regional district added sites within the former GTP railway communities of Dorreen and Pacific to its community heritage registry. Those sites were the GTP roundhouse at Pacific and the site of the former GTP station at Dorreen. Pacific was a town located approximately 35 km northeast of Terrace on the

Grand Trunk Pacific (GTP) Railway at mile 119.4 from Prince Rupert. Prior to the arrival of the GTP, it was locally known as Nicholl. Pacific became an important point on the GTP when the company decided to make Pacific the first divisional point east of Prince Rupert and locate a roundhouse and rail yard on a 30 hectare piece of land next to the Skeena River. In addition to the roundhouse, Pacific’s railway infrastructure included a substantial passenger station

(CNR Plan 100-159), freight and baggage sheds, water tank, oil tank, and coaling and sanding facilities. The selection of a railway divisional point often spurred additional economic activity which resulted in the growth of the associated community. Divisional points were typically only 110 to 140 miles apart due to the mechanical limitations of steam locomotives and rolling stock of the time. Early locomotives were smaller and slower and could only

travel short distances before servicing was required. Constructed in 1915, the roundhouse was built to the GTP standard plan (Plan 120-115) typical of its time. The roundhouse was a large quarter-circular-shaped building with tracks leading into 12 stalls, each with a below-grade maintenance pit used for the repair of locomotives and rolling stock. A large turntable in front of the roundhouse was used to align the locomotives with the stalls and was connected to a railway wye, which in

turn joined the mainline track. The contractor that built most of the buildings for the GTP was, CarterHalls-Aldinger, from Winnipeg. It is not know for sure that they built the Pacific roundhouse but it is known that they did construct other GTP roundhouses in prairie towns such as Watrous and Biggar in Saskatchewan and Wainwright in Alberta. Pacific did enjoy a short period of success after the GTP arrived. The land was subdivided and a townsite was created. It had a school,

store, post office, a hotel and community hall but the population never boomed. With increasing advances in locomotive technology from steam to diesel, railway operations became centralized, and as a result the Pacific roundhouse was demolished to its foundations in 1959. The divisional point was transferred to Terrace, and eventually all maintenance was relocated to Prince George, B.C. and Edmonton, Alberta.

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Rail sites have rich histories


GRAND TRUNK Pacific Railway bridge at Skeena Crossing.

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Questions remain over who drove the last spike However, there was passenger service operating on the Skeena section by 1911, taking place for the first 100 miles to Kitselas, which at the time was called Vanarsdol and would later become the site of a station. With the arrival of the tracks at Skeena Crossing in March of 1912, the GTP was offering passenger service from Prince Rupert to Hazelton with a ferry service across the Skeena. The GTP situated railway stations at approximately every six to eight miles along the route from Winnipeg – and it was no different on the Skeena portion of the line. At its opening in April 1914, the line between Prince Rupert and Hazelton had 22 stations. Divisional points were also significant sites for railway operations, with not only a station but also a roundhouse and rail yard for the maintenance and servicing of locomotives. Typically divisional points were 100 to 140 miles apart. The first divisional point east of Prince Rupert was located at the community of Pacific, formerly called Nicholl. The stations, with only a few exceptions were of a standard design. By far, the GTP’s most common station type was the Design ‘A’ 100-152, and at its opening in 1914, this was true for all the stations on the Skeena portion of the line, with the exception of Pacific which, being a divisional point, had a larger 100-159 plan station. Sadly today, there are no examples of the stations left along the Skeena portion of the line except for the Kwinitsa station which was moved to Prince Rupert’s waterfront. The stations were all named and the names of these places remain today and in some cases are the names of those involved with the construction of the GTP. Places such as Dorreen, Salvus, Vanarsdol (later Kitselas) and Ritchie. As noted earlier, the GTP opened in the summer of 1914 for full commercial operations but the company was in financial trouble right from its opening. The first blow to the GTP came two years before it was completed when the railway’s president and visionary Charles M. Hays, on a

return trip from Britain to secure capital for the railway, died with the sinking of the Titanic in April 1912. Eventually the high cost of construction, failed townsite land deals, competition, low traffic volumes and the start of the First World War conspired against the success of the GTP. By 1918, the GTP was in negotiations with the federal government to take over not only the GTP but also the parent Grand Trunk Railway. The GTP was forced into receivership in 1919 and was eventually taken over by the government. By 1923, the government rolled several failed railways, including GTP’s competitor the Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR), into one company and formed the Canadian National Railway (CNR). Revisiting the circumstances of April 7, 1914, and the GTP last spike ceremony, some question whether April 7th was intended to be the date in history to be remembered for the GTP. It is agreed that this was the date the tracks from the east actually first met the tracks from the west but it is speculated that this wasn’t really to be the formal ceremony. It is documented that GTP management had talked about two events, one being the actual physical connection of the tracks and then later, when the final touches to the rail line were complete, a ceremonial highly publicized event with a golden spike would take place, in the same way as the last spike on the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) was done two decades earlier. Part of the speculation is as a result of the number of conflicting accounts of who actually drove the last spike. It seems the facts suggest no one actually knows for sure who drove the last spike. Some credit then-GTP president Edson Chamberlin but there are reports he was actually in Montreal when it happened. Still others think it might have been GTP chief engineer B.B. Kelliher or GTP vice-president and general manager Morley Donaldson or GTP superintendent McCall, finally, that it might have actually been the west construction foreman Peter Tityrn or

east foreman Philip Egan who drove the last spike. There apparently were several spikes driven by various officials before the actual last spike and there are some photos of the event but they don’t clearly identify who drove the LAST SPIKE. The fact that GTP president Chamberlin, the highest ranking GTP official, was not at the April 7th event would support the thought that April 7th was not to be the formal last spike ceremony. The circumstances of the cost of construction, the threat of bankruptcy, world war and recession may have all conspired together to prevent the formal ceremony with a golden spike. The GTP was completed but likely not in the fashion it was dreamed of in 1903 by Charles Hays. It finished more with a whimper than a bang. The location of the last spike is a little clearer, accounts talk about east of the Nechako River Crossing or near Fort Fraser or at Fort Fraser. All are actually true, the site was near the east end of the upper Nechako River crossing about one mile east of the Fort Fraser station. The first train across the track was pulled by engine No. 112 and arrived in Prince Rupert on April 9th at 1:15 in the afternoon. Sources: Bowman, Phylis, “Steamboats, Rock and Steel: The Building of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway” Skeena Digest, Spring 1971 Kozma, Leslie, “The Truth About 7 April 1914”, CN Lines, Vol. 17, No. 1, Issue 62 Large, R. Geddes, “The Skeena River of Destiny” Mitchell Press, Vancouver, 1957 Leonard, Frank, “A Thousand Blunders: The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and Northern British Columbia” UBC Press, 1996. Lower, Joseph Arthur, “The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in British Columbia” Master Thesis, University of BC, April 1939 Stevenson, Jane, “Making Tracks” Northword Magazine, February 2009

Today there is not much to see at Pacific. Very few buildings remain and the only remains of the roundhouse is the moss covered foundation and a pile of red bricks. There was a brief interest in reviving Pacific in the 1970s when a former regional district planner, with an interest in ghost towns, envisioned a self-sufficient community of people living in Pacific. Though many people were attracted to the idea of Pacific and did buy lots, the idea never did take off and Pacific was not revived. Dorreen is an isolated community located about 48 km northeast of Terrace. Named as a result of the Grand Trunk Pacific (GTP) Railway, after a former GTP engineer Ernest J. Dorreen. The GTP located a station at this site, at Mile 125.5 from Prince Rupert. The Dorreen railway station was constructed in 1913 according to the GTP Standard Design A plan (CNR Plan 100-152), the most common station design used by the GTP in western Canada. The station’s hipped roof with wide bellcast overhang, turret, and large banks of windows all contributed to the formal and aesthetic qualities of this standardized building type. The traditional location for GTP stations was on the north side of the railway tracks in order to take advantage of southern exposures. However, in Dorreen the tracks run north/south necessitating the siting of the station on the east side of the tracks. Its central location in Dorreen was typical of GTP standardized planning. The station included a waiting room, agent’s office, a freight or crew bunk area and living space for the agent and his family. The station was demolished by the CNR in 1971. District Lot 2500, generally accepted as the community of Dorreen, was preempted by Charles Carpenter in 1911. With the arrival of the GTP, the community began to grow and the District Lot was subdivided into 5 and 10 acre lots. The community grew with not only the arrival of the railway but also as a result of local prospecting and mining operations. The town boosted a general store, community hall and school. The general store was built by Thomas McCubbin in 1920, who also operated a store in nearby Pacific. The store was later sold to William and Florence Horwill in about 1935. The store also acted as the post office, mining records office, an office of the justice of the peace and a telegraph office. It operated until its closure in 1960. The community’s population rarely exceeded 50 even with the opening of a mine on Knuass Mountain in 1949. The mine operated by Dorreen Mines Ltd only lasted until 1953. In addition to the railway and the mining, Dorreen was also an agricultural community and families such as the Horwills grew commercial gardens and shipped their produce by train to Prince Rupert. Today, there are only a few permanent and part-time residents of Dorreen, the general store and a number of original buildings remain. The original train station is long gone but the residents maintain a small building near the site of the original station that acts as their station. To learn more about the GTP communities of Dorreen and Pacific, visit the heritage section of the Regional District of KitimatStikine website at



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Star power Northwestern B.C. is now the centre of the universe. Well, maybe that’s slight hyperbole, but on some days, with all the attention we’re getting, it feels that way. At a recent Chamber of Commerce luncheon BC Hydro official Lesley Wood told the audience that eyes in the Lower Mainland are trained on the Terrace region because of its ongoing development surge. From the major debates over oil and gas expansion to the internationally known struggle over the future of the Sacred Headwaters, to the fact that the Terrace housing market has been listed as one of the hottest in the province, there is plenty here to take interest in. One can add to this the concern raised by the Highway of Tears or the National Geographic-level of respect for the nature values of the wildly pristine coast. As SkeenaWild director Greg Knox reminded council last week, existing at the centre comes with responsibility. Knox was specifically referencing the carbon emissions affecting the global climate from western oil and gas development and the need for alternatives and restraint. At the same time innovative engineers and investors are trying to get oil and LNG flowing to Asia ASAP. If the country is watching intently, then the country will remember what it sees. How will the choices we make now be remembered? ESTABLISHED APRIL 27, 1988

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errace’s medical lab and the Medical Building’s third floor waiting room offer diehard people watchers like me a cornucopia of entertaining conversations and behaviour unfettered by any concern whatever for privacy. If you share an ailment under discussion, your wait may prove as beneficial as meeting with the relative support group. Once, while waiting to be called in to see my doctor, I found myself subjected to an impromptu lecture on the art of diaper changing. Because I was seated where I couldn’t see the lecturer, I had only her running patter to go by. Who was her intended audience? Many of us were well past child-rearing age. Yet going by the Hear Ye! volume of her vocal delivery, she could have been presenting the intricacies of Pampers switching to 720 hearing impaired novice mothers in an auditorium where the sound system had failed. As she detailed the procedure for changing the baby’s diaper, I gathered from her staccato commands she was attempting to reel in a toddler who never roamed into


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CLAUDETTE SANDECKI my view. She was perturbed he was playing with his father’s cell phone which he had filched from her handbag. Fortunately for all of us within range, to some degree his silence offset her midway barker decibel level. Finally, when I was called into my doctor’s office, I walked past her. She had her baby girl lying naked from the waist down on the well trod carpet. The tot’s nakedness accounted for the embarrassed glances from some of her younger male audience. A lesson in family dynamics came to light on one lab visit when I witnessed

the greetings exchanged by two retirement-age ladies who clearly knew each other well. Both were tanned bespeaking Florida holidays. “Have you been fishing this summer?” asked one. The other woman practically snorted. “No way! If I go fishing with the men, all I do is pack in the groceries, cook, clean up, and tidy after the trip. If they want to go fishing, let them look after themselves.” I wanted to cheer. Too often I’ve heard stories of mom left with the scut work while dad and the grown sons fish and kick back with a beer. Another time when I had to zip my lip occurred in the lab when an elderly lady told the lab technician of her unhappiness with the way her husband would mix things up, things like his lab tests and prescription regimen, so that when he returned home he either didn’t or couldn’t tell her what he had learned. That left her uncertain how to care for him, especially his low salt diet. She, too, made no effort to spare the rest of us from her complaints. I gathered her husband had visited the lab alone.


Due to his advancing age and waning comprehension or memory, he had left, unclear about what had transpired, or any changes to his treatment plan. These were details she needed to be clear about. Her solution was to ask the lab technician to write a note to send home with him of any information she should share. I sympathized with her predicament. I’ve been there. But I would have suggested she accompany him to all medical appointments. As we age, it is advisable for the caretaker spouse to accompany the ailing partner to all doctors’ visits, the lab, and if possible, be present during exams or any tests whether in a doctor’s office or hospital setting. Or have an adult child or trusted friend go along, someone to act as a second set of ears, ask questions, clarify, take notes to keep instructions and information straight. Apprehension may erase everything said to a patient. Go along with the patient. Take notes. Columnist Claudette Sandecki keeps a sharp eye on the world from her home in Thornhill, B.C.




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The Mail Bag Picture this, Enbridge Dear Sir: Normally of course I am reassured by the full page Enbridge ads featuring Janet Holder, knowing that she and her team are on the case for all of us. But lately there have been ads that have been somehow different. I noticed that the “pictures” of Dr. Ed Owens and Chris Anderson were not photos, but instead, seemed like either a charcoal drawing of one of those plaster busts that one might see in a museum or a court room artist's pencil sketch. Anyway, after thinking about it further, I’m sure that Janet’s PR team just didn’t have time to get real photos to the newspaper by the deadline. Malcolm Graham, Terrace, B.C.


ENBRIDGE NORTHERN Gateway’s Janet Holder speaks to Terrace and District Chamber Commerce members in November of last year.

What’s in a headline? Plenty Dear Sir: A recent Terrace Standard article is in need of a rebuttal.  The title of the article (online March 27, 2014) reads: “Slim majority of Terrace chamber of commerce members support Enbridge Northern Gateway project.”


That title  is terribly misleading. The first paragraph says:  A SMALL majority of Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce members – 51.3 per cent – who filled out an online survey about Enbridge’s planned Northern

Gateway pipeline support the project. Further on in the article it states only 41 of approximately 290 members completed the survey.  So, if only  14 per cent of the chamber members replied to the survey, and if only 51.9

percent of those that replied support the project, that is only approximately seven per cent of the membership that support the project, not a small majority as the title claims. Brenda Gouglas Fort St. James, B.C.

Different rules for officers? Dear Sir: At 6:44 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 26, 2014) I witnessed a female RCMP officer driving one of their new Ford AWD vehicles turning left through the 4-way stop from Hwy 16 westbound onto Hwy 37 southbound, steering one-handed while carrying on a conversation on a hand-held cellular phone. If these new vehicles do not come equipped with hands-free bluetooth systems, I would like to know why not. Had I been doing the same thing, I would deservedly be in possession of a citation for distracted driving. Tim Keenan, Terrace, B.C.

Ship crude by sea? Dangerous nonsense

am against shipping bitumen because of the risk of a spill on our coast. For the last two years I have spent a great deal of time studying oil refineries, oil pipelines and tankers. Bitumen, even if it is diluted, does not float in sea water if there is sediment present. Since there is an abundance of sediment along the BC coast, the bitumen will sink rapidly and there will be little chance of recovering any of it if there is a spill. Refining bitumen before it is loaded into tankers solves this problem because refined fuels float and evaporate. There is a great deal of misinformation being disseminated about the threat to the coast. A senior executive at one of the big oil companies in Canada recently told me their official position is that bitumen doesn’t sink. That is nonsense. The federal government published a thorough study on Nov. 30, 2013 proving that it does sink if there is sediment around. The report is available online. The BC Chamber of Shipping is running ads talking about the advantages of GPS-based navi-

gation and saying spills such as Exxon Valdez would not be possible today because of double hulls and sub-divisions within tankers. Again, this is nonsense. Double hulls do not prevent hull fracture if there is a collision at speed, only if there is a gentle scrape. As for the GPS claim, most marine accidents are caused by human inattention, not by a lack of knowledge about position. All ships carried systems to indicate their location before GPS came along. The Exxon Valdez crew could have glanced at their instruments to determine their location but they didn’t. The crew on the Queen of the North also didn’t do so. Marine disasters regularly occur and a quick search of the internet shows human error is usually the problem. There will be more accidents in future. Our research has shown us that modern pipelines can be built and operated safely. Leak data is available for everyone to see on Canadian and US government websites and it proves recently constructed pipelines are not


DAVID BLACK leaking. Furthermore some of the best pipe line companies in the world are based in Canada. Unfortunately we cannot have the same level of confidence about tankers which are the most critical component involving the shipment of oil because recovery is so difficult. Exxon Valdez carried light oil and lost 250,000 barrels (the equivalent of 17 Olympic swimming pools). The light oil floated for the most part and could be

washed off beaches. Even so, after four years of work with up to 11,000 workers and 1,400 boats involved, less than 10 per cent was recovered. Bitumen is very different. It would harden up on shore and much of it would sink to the bottom and be unrecoverable. If we lost a tanker load, which is eight times greater than the Exxon Valdez spill, we would destroy the coast and fishery for hundreds of years. We should build a state-of-the art refinery at Kitimat to remove any chance of a bitumen spill at sea. And of a refinery is built in Asia and not in Kitimat, and it will emit double the CO2 of our new design. An Asian refinery will also generate 100 train cars a day of very dirty coke which will be subsequently burnt in the atmosphere to create power. The Kitimat refinery will not result in the production of any coke. It is far better for the global environment to build this refinery in Canada. Construction of the refinery will create 6,000 jobs here for

five years and approximately 3,000 skilled, highly-paid jobs afterward for the life of the refinery which should be in excess of 50 years. There will be thousands of spinoff jobs. It is also our intention to build a safe pipeline and a fleet of new tankers, powered by LNG rather than Bunker C oil, to transport refined products to Asia. We have a solid business plan and as a consequence the money is available to build the greenest and most efficient refinery in the world. I am for creating thousands of good permanent jobs in BC, billions in new tax dollars, for reducing the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions and for building an oil pipeline that will never leak. I am for building a new tanker fleet, owned by a BC company that cannot shirk its liability for a spill at sea, and that carries refined fuels that float and evaporate if spilled. David Black is the CEO of Kitimat Clean, the proponent of a $32 billion oil refinery project. He is also the majority owner of Black Press which includes The Terrace Standard.



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Makeover money available for downtown businesses By ANNA KILLEN SOME BUSINESSES in the downtown core are set to be spruced up over the spring and summer. A grant of $20,000 was applied for and received by the city from Northern Development Initiative Trust's (NDIT) Business Facade Improvement Program, and businesses will be able to apply for a portion of that money in the coming weeks. “If a building is in the downtown core within our boundaries, and that runs from City Hall down to the legion and a couple of blocks up from the railway tracks up to Park Ave. for the most part, then they can apply,” explained Terrace Downtown Improvement Area (TDIA) Coordinator Dennis Lissimore. This program is in line with what TDIA heard from community members in last year's downtown study, he said. “One of the comments out of the downtown study was about unsightly buildings,” he said. “This gives us some ability to help some of those people out, get the front of their buildings cleaned up and

awnings, signage. Landscaping, paving, fencing, wheelchair ramps, roofs and patios are not eligible. Lissimore said the TDIA is still working out its own guidelines about what facade improvements it would like to most focus on, but said those should be available next week when the program applications begin to roll out. Murals – either new ones or touching up old ones – are something they are considering, as well. One issue downtown businesses struggle with when it comes to fixing up their buildings is that some business FILE PHOTO owners do not own the actual TDIA COORDINATOR Dennis Lissimore says 2013’s building. “You have a business that's downtown survey showed community members wanted in the property that wants to do downtown buildings cleaned up. something but it's actually the building owner that has to do maybe more consistent with minimum amounts of $1,000 the work and we have quite a some of the other buildings on to a maximum of $5,000 and whack of absentee landlords the properties.” are to be matched by the busi- and that's where the problem A committee made up of ness. If all goes to plan, the fa- arises,” he said. “They're posthree to five community mem- cade improvements should be sibly not interested in spending bers and headed by a TDIA completed by October. money on any of their properboard member will be struck According to the guide- ties. The people leasing the to decide which applicants lines, eligible facade improve- building can do the work, but should receive money for im- ments include things like ex- they have to get the OK from provements – NDIT program terior lighting, architectural the building owner and then at guidelines specify that the features, siding, 638-8432. facade paint- that point decide how it's paid or FAX changes grants are moving to be doled boxes out in ing, entrances and doorways, for and that sort of thing.” 1x6 10/$5.00 - Composite

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‘Healthy competition’ amongst coffee shops It was Erin Griffin from Urban in showing me the ins and outs,” Colour clothing boutique who said Vogel. advised Elephant’s Ear Lance “I think competition is great Dettwiler on interior design to for the consumer because it forcgive his shop sharp, clear design es the competition to try to offer features, and Rubin Bond from a their customers the best goods church in Thornhill helped him possible,” Vogel continued in redo the floors. reference not only to the other For Vogel, starting Xanders two local shops but also Tim was a largely self-motivated chal- Horton’s down the street and the lenge, however, he said his friend Starbucks located inside the TerJames Cordeiro has offered busi- race Safeway. ness advice and Gemma’s BouAccording to Cafenara owntique has been supportive as well er Sonny Yoo, it’s part of the by mentioning Xanders in some “healthy competition” that is of its own promotional material. bringing out the best in all of the “Gemmas’s has been great in coffee shops in Terrace. mentioning me in his radio ads. Other coffee shops in town (MJHPTZY\JJPQ^Ć^JWX Cordeiro has been really helpful include Shefield Express in the



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Extra refuse is collected from City residents, without charge, during cleanup week. Please have the extra waste material in plastic bags or containers to assist in the pickup, and set it out on your regular refuse collection day (but it may not get picked up until later in the week). All branches must be bundled. This service does NOT include tires, propane tanks, or items normally charged for at the Terrace Landfill (such as commercial waste, car bodies, stumps, construction/demolition waste and major appliances), nor any items accepted at EPR Drop-Off locations (such as electronics, batteries, counter top appliances, paint, pesticides, and flammable liquids). For a full list of EPR locations, please see or call Public Works Enquiries at 250-615-4021. Curbside yard-waste and kitchen organics collection will start every

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Wrong turn leads to house arrest A MAN who crossed the U.S. border from Stewart into Hyder, Alaska with $80,000 cash in a hidden bag and then lied to a customs officer about it will spend his sentence in the community. Benjamin Fromme, 28, will spend three months on a conditional sentence order with conditions and pay a fine of $2,500 as ordered by Judge Calvin Struyk in provincial court here March 12. When asked by Struyk if he had anything to say, Fromme apologized to the court. “I realize I made a terrible mistake. At the time, I was under financial hardship and saw an easy way to make a quick couple of bucks, and to say I haven’t paid for it is an understatement,” said Fromme. “I’m sorry for what I did. I’d also like the court to know I didn’t dishonour the Bible I swore on. Every word [of testimony] was the truth and to think I haven’t paid the price so far is not accurate... You’ll never be seeing me here again.” Just after 2 a.m., Nov. 6, 2010, the Canadian Border Services Agency officer at the Canada customs office on the border between Hyder, Alaska and Stewart, B.C. saw a vehicle drive past into Hyder, stop briefly, then turn around and attempt to re-enter Canada, court heard. The driver told the customs officer he had got lost on his way to Smithers and needed directions to get there, court heard. When asked, he told her he was going to Smithers to buy quad ATV vehicles and repeated that he was lost and needed directions, court heard. When asked if he’d purchased anything in Hyder or if he had any currency in excess of $10,000 with him or coming into the country afterward, he said no and that he thought he only had $100 or so, court heard.

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, CALIFORNIA – Kia rounds out its attack on the country’s best-selling cars with the launch of the final two models to the Forte lineup. Last year Kia introduced their all-new Forte sedan to compete with such top sellers as the Honda Civic, Mazda3, Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra. This week, the 5-door hatchback version called Forte5 and the coupe, called Forte Koup begin arriving in dealerships. The launch of these two vehicles took us from Huntington Beach, California, through the mountains and desert to Borrego Springs and then back through the mountains to San Diego. The terrain varies from massive California highways to very twisty mountain passes and vast desert valleys. Stunning scenery and a recommended drive for any sightseer or driving enthusiast. Looks The Forte5 is the more practical of the two new Kias with a hatchback design that sets it apart from the competition. Many competitors don’t offer a hatch so this is sure to be noticed by people who need extra storage and passenger room. Sold with a new base 2.0L engine or an optional 1.6L turbo engine, there are varied looks depending on which trim is chosen. The non-turbo Forte5 gets a front grille similar to the sedan with a smaller lower intake and a larger grille opening. The Forte5 SX turbo gets the same grille as the Koup, with the opposite

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Less Fuel. More Power. Great Value is a comparison between the 2014 and the 2013 Chrysler Canada product lineups. 40 MPG or greater claim (7.0 L/100 km) based on 2014 EnerGuide highway fuel consumption ratings. Government of Canada test methods used. Your actual fuel consumption may vary based on driving habits and other factors. Ask your dealer for the EnerGuide information. ¤2014 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.6 L VVT V6 6-speed automatic – Hwy: 7.9 L/100 km (36 MPG) and City: 12.2 L/100 km (23 MPG). 2014 Dodge Dart 1.4 L I-4 16V Turbo – Hwy: 4.8 L/100 km (59 MPG) and City: 7.3 L/100 km (39 MPG). 2014 Jeep Cherokee 4x2 2.4 L I-4 Tiger-sharkTM MultiAir ® – Hwy: 6.4 L/100 km (44 MPG) and City: 9.6 L/100 km (29 MPG). Wise customers read the fine print: *, ‡, », €, >, ≥, †, , § The Zing Into Spring Sales Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after April 1, 2014. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. All pricing includes freight ($1,695) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees, other dealer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2014 vehicles and are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. ‡4.29% purchase financing for up to 96 months available through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Examples: 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan Ultimate Family Package with a Purchase Price of $27,888 (including applicable Consumer Cash Discounts) financed at 4.29% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $159 with a cost of borrowing of $5,082 and a total obligation of $32,970. »Ultimate Family Package Discounts available at participating dealers on the purchase of a new 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT with Ultimate Family Package (RTKH5329G). Discount consists of: (i) $2,500 in Bonus Cash that will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes; and (ii) $850 in no-cost options that will be deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. €$10,350 in Total Discounts is available on new 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT models with Ultimate Family Package (RTKH5329G) and consists of $7,000 in Consumer Cash Discounts and $3,350 in Ultimate Family Package Discounts. >2.79% purchase financing for up to 96 months available through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Example: 2014 Dodge Dart SE (25A) with a Purchase Price of $16,888 financed at 2.79% over 96 months with $0 down payment, equals 416 weekly payments of $45 with a cost of borrowing of $1,959 and a total obligation of $18,847. †0.0% purchase financing for 36 months available through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance on 2014 Dodge Dart models. Example: 2014 Dodge Dart SE (25A) with a Purchase Price of $16,888, with a $0 down payment, financed at 0.0% for 36 months equals 78 bi-weekly payments of $216.51; cost of borrowing of $0 and a total obligation of $16,888. ≥3.49% purchase financing for up to 96 months available through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Example: 2014 Jeep Cherokee Sport FWD with a Purchase Price of $23,888 financed at 3.49% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 208 bi-weekly payments of $132 with a cost of borrowing of $3,506 and a total obligation of $27,394. Finance Pull-Ahead Bonus Cash and 1% Rate Reduction are available to eligible customers on the retail purchase/lease of select 2014 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram or Fiat models at participating dealers from April 1 to 30, 2014 inclusive. Finance Pull-Ahead Bonus Cash will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. 1% Rate Reduction applies on approved credit to most qualifying subvented financing transactions through RBC, TD Auto Finance and Scotiabank. 1% Rate Reduction cannot be used to reduce the final interest rate below 0%. Eligible customers include all original and current owners of select Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram or Fiat models with an eligible standard/subvented finance or lease contract maturing between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2016. Trade-in not required. See dealer for complete details and exclusions. §Starting from prices for vehicles shown include Consumer Cash Discounts and do not include upgrades (e.g. paint). Upgrades available for additional cost. ♦Based on IHS Automotive: Polk Canadian New Vehicle Registration data for 2013 Calendar Year for all Retail vehicles sold in the province of British Columbia. **Based on 2014 Ward’s upper small sedan costing under $25,000. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. ®Jeep is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC.
















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Dart GT could be edgier but delivers value By Alexandra Straub

The Dodge Dart has held its own in a sporty compact segment where competition is fierce. Perhaps it is because of its value, the various engine Whether taking choices or that it has some the GT for a drive pretty cool features (like available under-the-front- in the city or on the seat-cushion storage) and open road, it does a fresh style – inside and have some solid legs out – the Dart seems to to stand on. be a hit. Two years in, Chrysler has Alexandra Straub loaded it up with an engine full of gusto, unique styling cues and added a couple of letters on the back and now we have the Dodge Dart GT. What sets it apart from its siblings are a stretched-down grille and LED headlights. You’ll find the rear clad with the ‘Racetrack’ LED lights that run the full length of the trunk. Then there’s a set of 18-inch wheels come standard on this vehicle along with a 2.4L, MultiAir, 4-cylinder Tigershark engine, matched with a 6-speed manual transmission, that brings to the pavement 184 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. Of all the characteristics I like about this trim of Dart, I think its transmission is the weakest link. In previous reviews of other Dart models – like the 1.4L, Turbocharged version with 160 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque – the gear throws are, in my opinion, too long to really give it that edge and sporty vibe that it needs to compete with vehicles like the VW GTI, Honda Civic Si or even the Ford Focus ST. The gear throws are long and the clutch has little weight to it, taking away the performance aspect of the GT that it should have. On the flip side, the light clutch works favourably in the urban environment. This setup makes being stuck in traffic bearable. Getting back to the gearbox, I really wanted to like the Dart more. I really did. So I concocted scenarios in my mind to figure out a way to not be so sad about its lack of panache. I think I found one. Buyers of the GT will like what they get for the value. After all, it has a starting MSRP of $21,995. That’s thousands less than the aforementioned competitors. And some buyers of vehicles who want that extra kick don’t necessarily need all the sports sedan-like characteristics. They want power but in a comfortable and affordable package. Furthermore, they enjoy added touches like a leatherwrapped heated steering wheel, GT specific sport leather



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seats, a Parkview rear backup camera and more. The interior has a pleasant look to it and it’s very agreeable to drive. On the highway, special attention from designers and engineers were paid to make sure you drive in a quiet cabin. Minimal road noise entered the GT’s cabin, allowing my passengers and I to enjoy the musical stylings of various bands being listened to on the Alpine premium stereo system with nine speakers (an additional $1,295 for this sun and sound package.) The sun portion of the package adds a power express open/close sunroof to the mix. After I switched into this mindset, I found I was able to alleviate my frustrations of what the GT didn’t have, but what it did have. Additionally, a feature that I love about the Dart – and all other Dodge/Jeep/Chrysler products – is the Uconnect media interface. The GT comes standard with the 8.4-inch touchscreen and is a dream to work with. Large icons, easy prompts and a no-fuss approach to pairing your handheld device to the Bluetooth system all come standard. Whether taking the GT for a drive in the city or on the open road, it does have some solid legs to stand on. Visit for more information

Marvelling at a new Mercedes in Marseille By Bob McHugh

Marseille, France – The midsized C-Class is the most popular and affordable Mercedes-Benz sedan and about 8.5 million of them have been produced, since it was originally introduced in 1993. Mercedes engineering typically operates on a seven-year “circle of life” production run and an all-new generation of C-Class will arrive in Canada, as a 2015 model year vehicle, this summer. In brief, it’s a bigger and better CClass, however, real progress is in the details. This C-Class is lighter, safer, comes with a choice of two more powerful (yet more fuel-efficient) new engines, uses even more ad-

vanced technologies, plus its body is more aerodynamic and, to my eyes, better looking. The South of France global launch location, even though I had to share it with over 800 other auto hacks, was another nice bonus - more later... There’s no pricing available at this time, but we do know the initial trim levels offered in Canada will be a C300 and a C400. A sporty AMG edition, called the C63, will also be added to the line in January 2015. Although not official, a diesel edition is also expected to be added in 2015. At this event Mercedes was also showing a Euro-destined hybriddiesel edition. An optional (Airmatic) air suspension is offered for the first time in C-Class.

It allows a driver to choose between Comfort, Eco, Sport, and Sport+ settings via an Agility Select switch on the console. The 4MATIC all-wheel drive system is, as before, the other major option. Also available is a Sport Package that includes AMG trim upgrades, wheels and front brake system. The C-class has classic rear-drive vehicle proportions with a long hood (with a choice of two front grilles) and a short rear deck. It looks like a smaller version of the top-line, and redesigned last year, S-class, especially the new LED headlights and taillights. Compared to the current C-Class it’s longer, lower and wider continued on page 15

Confessions of a Curber

Noodling on the web one morning I found out that I was selling vehicles illegally. If I was in the business of selling, I need to be licensed as a dealer. Oh well. Everything’s been working out just fine for me. I skated through those recent bad deals. My previous sales were a distant memory – I was eager to start selling more. So, I decided to up my game a bit. I got a low-end truck and a car from an auction and another car from a new parking lot friend. I put ads for all three vehicles on Craigslist. Of course my ads said they were all real gems. You’d think people might see through my ads. “Need to sell fast, so price is flexible. Call with best offer.” And my cell number was the same for all three. Would anybody notice? The first two cheaper vehicles sold quickly. The last one took a bit longer to sell. Of course, it was the one I was most eager to sell. Why, you ask? Well, not that I passed the information along, but the auction provided vehicle history reports for the first two. I had no information on the last. So, I bought ICBC and CarProof vehicle history reports. I wanted to educate myself. To my surprise, there was a statement in both reports that the vehicle was possibly “stolen*.” I knew I had to sell it fast. I mean, I’d paid for it and I knew my new “friend” wouldn’t take it back. Four days later, I got a call from a young

“Apart from being stolen, it was pretty nice!” woman. She asked if the car would fit a family of four. “Definitely!” I practically screamed. I was a wreck during this sale. I just needed to get rid of this car – fast. I told the nice lady the details of the car. Apart from being stolen, it was pretty nice! I told her I was in a hurry to visit my mum in the hospital. She was in a hurry too – her three-year-old was anxious, pulling at her pant legs. She seemed to not want to be there as much as me. Finally, she agreed to buy the car. Phew! I was saved. Whatever happens next, I don’t care. It’s her problem not mine. I quickly changed my phone number (again). Weeks later, I saw her on the news – with kid still at pant legs – talking to a reporter. Apparently, the car was towed away by the police. And yes, she was trying to find me. Had I covered my tracks? I agonized.

*How can a stolen vehicle be sold? Curbers often break the law by bridging a title. Instead of registering a vehicle in their name within 10 days after a purchase, as required, they leave it in the name of the previous owner. This keeps their name out of the chain of title and from being caught with a stolen vehicle or one that would not be able to be registered or insured for another reason.

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Sample lease payments based on 36-month lease of 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4X4 1WT (G80/B30/H2R) on approved credit by GM Financial. Tax, license, insurance, registration, applicable provincial fees, and optional equipment extra. Annual kilometre limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometre. Monthly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. Example: Silverado Crew Cab 4x4 1WT (G80/B30/H2R) including Freight and Air Tax is $29,888 at 0% APR, $1,100 Down payment, Bi-Weekly payment is $135 for 36 months. Total obligation is $11,636, plus applicable taxes. Option to purchase at lease end is $18,253. ≠ 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by TD Auto Finance Services, Scotiabank or RBC Royal Bank for 48 months on new or demonstrator 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Regular/Double/Crew Cabs . Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $208 for 48 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. 0% financing offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and dealer fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. †^ The 2014 Silverado has been awarded the 2014 North American Truck of the Year. For more information please visit ^ Whichever comes first. See dealer for conditions and limited warranty details. ¥¥ Retail and basic fleet customers who purchase or lease an eligible Chevrolet, Buick or GMC delivered from dealer stock between March 1, 2014 and April 30, 2014 will receive one 40¢ savings per litre fuel card (fuel savings card) upon payment of an additional $.01. Cards valid as of 72 hours after delivery. Fuel savings card valid for 800 litres of fuel purchased from participating Petro-Canada retail locations (and other approved North Atlantic Petroleum locations in Newfoundland) and not redeemable for cash except where required by law. GM is not responsible for cards that are lost, stolen or damaged. GM reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer and/or the program for any reason in whole or in part at any time without notice. Petro-Canada is a Suncor Energy business™ Trademark of Suncor Energy Inc. Used under license. Cards are property of Suncor Energy. 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ON NOW AT YOUR BC GMC DEALERS. BCGMCDEALERS.CA 1-800-GM-DRIVE. GMC is a brand of General Motors of Canada.* Offers apply to the lease of a new or demonstrator 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab 4x4 (1SA/G80/B30), 2014 GMC Terrain FWD (3SA), 2014 GMC Acadia FWD (3SA). Freight ($1,695/$1,600/$1,600) and PDI included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC GMC Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. †* The Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) comprises professional journalists, writers and photographers specializing in cars and trucks. They provide unbiased opinions of new vehicles to help consumers make better purchases that are right for them. For more information visit ^ 2014 Sierra 1500 with the available 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 engine equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission has a fuel-consumption rating of 13.0L/100 km city and 8.7L/100 km hwy 2WD and 13.3L/100 km city and 9.0L/100 km hwy 4WD. Fuel consumption based on GM testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Competitive fuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2013 Fuel Consumption Guide for 2013 Large Pickup segment and latest available information at the time of posting. **When equipped with available 6.2L EcoTec3 V8 engine. Comparison based on 2013 Large Light-Duty Pickup segment and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles. † Comparison based on 2013 Large Pickup segment and latest competitive data available. Excludes other GM vehicles. + Whichever comes first. 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Offer is transferable to a family member living in the same household (proof of address required). This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. The $750/$1,000/$2000 credit includes HST/GST/PST as applicable by province. As part of the transaction, dealer will request current vehicle registration and/or insurance to prove ownership for the previous consecutive six months. GMCL reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without prior notice. Void where prohibited by law. Additional conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details. ‡ 0%/0%/0% for 36/48/24 month lease available on 2014 Sierra 1500 Double Cab/2014 Terrain/2014 Acadia. 0.9% for 48 month lease available on 2014 Acadia. Sample lease payments based on 36-month lease of 2014 Sierra Double Cab 4x4 (1SA/G80/B30) on approved credit by GM Financial. Tax, license, insurance, registration, applicable provincial fees, and optional equipment extra. Annual kilometre limit of 20,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometre. Monthly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. Example: Sierra Double Cab 4x4 (1SA/G80/B30) including Freight and Air Tax is $30,488 at 0% APR, $1,075 Down payment, Bi-Weekly payment is $139 for 36 months. Total obligation is $11,928, plus applicable taxes. Option to purchase at lease end is $18,560. ¥¥ 0% Purchase financing offered on approved credit by RBC Royal Bank/TD Auto Financing/Scotiabank for 48/72/72 months on new or demonstrator 2014 Sierra 1500/2014 Terrain/2014 Acadia. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $208 for 48 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. ¥ $4,250 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit has been applied to the purchase, finance and lease offers of 2014 Sierra 1500 Double/Crew Cabs, and is applicable to retail customers only. $500 package credits for non-PDU models. Other credits available on select Sierra models. Offer ends April 30, 2014. ++ Retail and basic fleet customers who purchase or lease an eligible GMC delivered from dealer stock between March 1, 2014 and April 30, 2014 will receive one 40¢ savings per litre fuel card (fuel savings card) upon payment of an additional $.01. Cards valid as of 72 hours after delivery. Fuel savings card valid for 800 litres of fuel purchased from participating Petro-Canada retail locations (and other approved North Atlantic Petroleum locations in Newfoundland) and not redeemable for cash except where required by law. GM is not responsible for cards that are lost, stolen or damaged. GM reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer and/or the program for any reason in whole or in part at any time without notice. Petro-Canada is a Suncor Energy business™ Trademark of Suncor Energy Inc. Used under license. Cards are property of Suncor Energy. To protect your card balance, register online at today. †† The 2-Year Scheduled Lube-Oil-Filter Maintenance Program provides eligible customers in Canada, who have purchased, leased or financed a new eligible 2014 MY Sierra with an ACDelco oil and filter change, in accordance with the oil life monitoring system and the Owner’s Manual, for 2 years or 40,000 KMs, whichever occurs first, with a limit of four (4) Lube-Oil-Filter services in total, performed at participating GM Dealers. Fluid top offs, inspections, tire rotations, wheel alignments and balancing, etc. are not covered. This offer may not be redeemed for cash and may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. 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wider and is now close in size to a 90s E-Class. Its extended wheelbase also helps create more interior space, especially for rear seat passengers. The big change under-hood is a four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0-litre, in the C300, that’s max rated at 235 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. While it produces more power than the outgoing base V6, I found the initial power surge, when you push on the gas pedal, overly aggressive. In fairness, the North American edition will come with different throttle mapping. The twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 in the C400, on the other hand, is a beauty. It can pump-out up to 329

horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. More importantly, it does so in a quieter, smoother and effortless fashion that most drivers expect when at the wheel of a Mercedes. Both engines come with idle fuel saving start/stop systems and are mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. The list of standard and available high-tech active safety features is simply amazing. It includes almost everything that’s available in the top-line S-Class, which is touted as the world’s safest car. Intelligent Drive is an optional suite of technologies that includes autonomous braking with pedestrian recognition, a low-speed heavy traffic


auto-pilot feature, active parking assist and a 360-degree camera setup with numerous views of immediate surroundings. Bordering on frivolous, there’s an Air-Balance in-car perfuming system ... to prolong that new-car Mercedes smell. Another one is a GPS-linked climate-control system tech feature that automatically switches it to “recirculation” mode when a C-Class is driven into a tunnel. The test drive actually did include a few tunnels and there are lots of them in and under Marseille. It’s the second largest city in France and its busiest port with numerous ferries to other Mediterranean






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cedes with easy to find power controls on the door panel. Generous in size, yet excellent support and a good range of adjustable elements didn’t give my weak back a reason to complain, even after many hours of driving. The restyled dash is an elegant and less fussy design, thanks mainly to a new Touchpad controller that eliminates a multitude of switches. It can recognise both single and multi-finger gestures, wiping movements, zoom finger gestures, even user handwriting. That said, the stand-alone display screen looks out of place, as if an afterthought I-Pad was attached to the dash. Overall, this C-Class is sure to please both purists and newcom-





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Dogs provide emotional support to veterans


■■ Tax time CATHERINE MARQUIS from the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program helps with Rory Doell’s income taxes at the Happy Gang Centre April 1. Free assistance from a volunteer at the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) is available for those eligible, which includes aboriginal people, individuals and social assistance recipients, newcomers to Canada, seniors and students. The Happy Gang Centre offers the service on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon until April 29 in its basement. The centre and basement are wheelchair accessible.

THE ROYAL Canadian Legion in BC/Yukon is involved in a program whereby Veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be partnered with specially trained dogs that assist them with daily jobs and activities, and more importantly, these dogs provide the Veteran with emotional support. Just a few of the things these dogs are trained for are: Assisting the Veteran to find exits, Alerting outside help during a crisis, Waking Veterans from night terrors, Rousing the Veteran from fear paralysis, And many, many more tasks. The dogs can also be trained to assist Veterans with reduced mobility and other medical conditions. This training costs $10,000 a year for each dog and the Legion is planning on training 10 dogs in 2014. For training and delivery of this program, the Legion works

with Courageous Companions, an organization that trains PTSD Service Dogs. All expenses for adoption, one-on-one training, vet check ups, even food if necessary, are free to a Veteran who is suffering from Clinically Diagnosed PTSD. And yes, Branch #13 in Terrace donates to the Legion Foundation that sponsors this program from monies raised in this generous community. How does the Legion in Terrace raise the money for donations to such worthwhile causes? In some cases limited amounts can be donated from the Poppy Fund because this is exclusively for Veterans in need. Monies the Branch raises at such activities as Garage Sales, Meat Draws and Steak Nights goes toward charities such as these and also to needy projects here at home – i.e. equipment for the hospital. Coming up the weekend of

April 26, the Branch will be hosting a zone meeting for all the Legions in the Northwest. All members are invited to attend the meetings which commence at 9 a.m. on Saturday April 26, and on that evening commencing at 6:30 p.m,. there will be a special Steak Night. This is open to all members and bona fide guests whether or not you attended the meetings. The Ladies Auxiliary is holding a pie sale in the Branch on April 12 and we all know how good those pies are. Come on out and you can get a whole pie instead of just one slice. Looking ahead to May 10, the Legion will be hosting a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend this function and donations are welcome. Applications for membership will be available – you too could be a Legionnaire. We will Remember Them.

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Enviro-groups press city for LNG review By JOSH MASSEY REPRESENTATIVES FROM two regional sustainability groups asked city council April 1 to vote in favour of a push for a combined environmental and economic assessment of proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects. The request was included in a presentation by Nadia Nowak representing the Northwest Institute, a Smithersbased nonprofit advocacy group focused on sustainable development, and Greg Knox, director of SkeenaWild Conservation Trust. Council heard and responded to the research conducted by both groups into the environmental impacts of up to 15 pipeline and LNG processing plant proposals for the region. “It's coming at us fast and furious,” said mayor Dave Pernarowski after their presentation, which examined the implication of a potential $100 billion flooding into Northwest industrial development, altering life for those in the area while also being integral to the global economy and environment. Knox argued that a comprehensive environmental review guided by both historical and current data would enable the provincial and federal governments to make wise decisions about coming LNG developments. Such a request is currently submitted to the North Central Local Government Association (NCLGA) in the form of a resolution that will be voted on by members of local governments attending the AGM May 7 to 9 in Fort St. John. The resolution requests “that NCLGA requests that the Province of BC and First Nations convene and co-chair a Strategic Economic and Environmental Impact Assessment of LNG development in British Columbia.” Both Knox and Nowak displayed stats and graphs to council that showed the environmental effects if all

Greg Knox, SkeenaWild five of the LNG facilities proposed for Kitimat and Prince Rupert went through. They showed that this maximal scenario would see total greenhouse gas emissions of three-quarters that of the Alberta oil sands by 2020. Knox also raised the spectre of what hugely increased nitrogen oxide emissions from the burning of gas used to supercool the LNG to 160 degrees below zero, for transport by ship to foreign markets, would mean for the Terrace-Kitimat area airshed. Research he presented shows a 500 per cent increase of nitrogen oxide, a compound that has similar effects as sulphur dioxide, which

is another emission the Rio Tinto Alcan modernization project is already going to increase in its enhanced operation. Effects of both types of emission cause respiratory problems for at-risk groups such as those with asthma, and have an impact on rainbow trout, amphibians, steelhead and local plants due to acid rain, said Knox. Councillor Bruce Bidgood said council could “advocate for dual drives” to electrify the LNG cooling facilities using hydro power as a partial alternative to gas, though Knox said the Ministry of Energy and Mines has already made a decision to use gas generation as the sole means to generate power for the plants. Councillor Brian Downie pointed out some uncertainty surrounding the numbers and stats presented, which Knox and Nowak acknowledged, saying that the research they have done is only the beginning. Concern raised by their preliminary findings led them to the conclusion that a unified assessment needs to be done. “Because there is so much uncertainty in communities, they are

trying to play catchup,” said Nowak, citing 10,000 workers projected to have come to the area if the major LNG projects go through. Downie reminded them that the Northwest is in need of a sustainable economy as well as a sustainable environment. Knox illustrated that some of the LNG proposals don't make sense environmentally and economically, for instance the dredging of the sea bottom around Lulu Island where the Pacific Northwest LNG terminal is to be built, where he said long-recognized vital salmon habitat exists. Bidgood said that he thinks overall Terrace city council sees LNG development in a favourable light. But he also agreed with the motion to advocate for a cumulative impact assessment at NCLGA, after which individual councils could table their own resolutions. Knox said the provincial government has finished an airshed impact study for Kitimat and area which he is hoping will be released this month. Councillor Lynne Christiansen thanked Knox and Nowak for “their guardianship.”

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Thornhill, businesses left out of recycling By JOSH MASSEY WHEN THE new curbside recycling program comes to life in Terrace May 19, the service will not be offered in Thornhill or to businesses. This has caused some to call for a broader system that includes not only Thornhill but all of greater Terrace and policies that encourage commercial recycling. Multi-Material BC (MMBC) is the organization overseeing a province-wide curbside collection program for participating municipalities to collect paper, cardboard and other packaging of consumer projects in a system paid for entirely by the businesses that produce the packaged products. According to Regional District of Kitimat Stikine (RDKS) director manager Roger Tooms, Thornhill didn’t qualify for an MMBC incentive because it doesn’t have curbside garbage collection like is offered in the City of Terrace. But now the regional

district has put out a request for proposals for curbside garbage collection and if it succeeds in finding a contractor, then Tooms wants MMBC to consider contributing to a recycling program for the greater Terrace area. “The curbside collection of refuse and recycling for the Terrace area—for Thornhill, North Terrace, Lakelse Lake, Jackpine Flats, Gossen Creek all the way up to Usk and New and Old Remo—all of these we are considering for a curbside refuse collection program,” said Tooms. “In a parallel process, we are asking for a request for quotes to provide a collection of the MMBC materials. We’re looking for quotes to pick up the MMBC material from the curb and trip it off somewhere so we can consider this additional service,” he added. That way the RDKS could qualify for an incentive such as Terrace receives, which is approximately $134,000

per year based on population. “We made it clear through the board that we intend on initiating a curbside collection program for the (greater) Terrace area and we want to be collecting the MMBC product and we want to be able to be compensated and we want to drop that product off at the processing facility that is going to serve the Terrace area,” said Tooms, noting there is no set timeline for the projects. Currently, recycling material is slated to be processed through the Do Your Part facility owned by Casey Lewis, which is being retrofitted to accommodate the curbside material dropped off by city trucks beginning this May. Another option would be a separate drop-off depot of some sort, said Tooms, but so far that hasn’t been a feasible option within the MMBC system. The MMBC program also does not pay for commercial recy-

cling, and local government and business people like regional district environmental services coordinator Margaret Kujat and Rob Geier, owner of Geier Waste Services, have pointed out that to really cut down on material entering landfills that commercial recycling would be a necessity. Terrace sustainability coordinator Tara Irwin agrees with this principle, but said it’s not within the mandate of the city to provide commercial recycling. “I agree that diverting commercial material is a very important piece of the overall diversion puzzle, we would be challenged to ‘institute’ commercial recycling collection, as there has not been a feasible opportunity for diversion for many of the major commercial producers, and it is not within our municipal function to set up a commercial recycling facility,” Irwin said in an email. Right now, businesses can have their recycling picked up by Do

Your Part, or use Waste Management Services, both private operations. Irwin said that what the city can do to incentivize recycling for commercial enterprise is to ban certain materials from the landfill, which it has already

done with rubber tires. She said they might ban cardboard as well. “As more recycling options become available for the commercial sector, we will continue to look at the possibility of a cardboard ban at the City of Terrace

landfill,” said Irwin. The MMBC program is being opposed by a number of business groups, including the BC and Yukon Community Newspapers Association, of which The Terrace Standard is a member.


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TERRACE’S JOHN Evans (back middle) and his rink won the Bear Creek Contracting B event – in an extra end with a final draw to the button for the win – at the 59th Loggers Bonspiel in Terrace two weekend ago. On the left is lead Gordie Olson and on the right is third Andrew Simpson.

Loggers Bonspiel draws a crowd CURLERS FROM all over the northwest descended on Terrace two weekends ago for the 59th Loggers Bonspiel, Terrace’s largest curling event of the season. The Johnny Williams Memorial A event trophy, sponsored by Remax Coast Mountains, was won by the Vanderstar Team from Smithers – skip Ron Vanderstar, third Adam Harnett, second Len Vanderstar, and lead Al Wiensczyk. They beat team Kennedy for the trophy. John Evans of Terrace, with skip

John Evans, third Andrew Simpson, second Brent Rodgers, and lead Gordie Olsen, beat team Rauter from Terrace to win the Bear Creek Contracting B event. Michael Dahms of Prince George beat team Illing from Kitimat in the Spring Creek Aggregates C event – skip Michael Dahms, third Chris Calder, second JT Blanchet, and lead Matt Gyorfi. The Hawkair D event was won by Les Kutenics of Terrace – skip Les Kutenics, third Jules Lafrance,

second Aaron Budden, and lead Clinton Budden. They beat Morgan from Kitimat. The boat races at the mugup was won by skip Chad Sallenback, third Warren Copeland, second Shane Dejong, and lead Dave Reniero from Terrace. And John Kennedy won the Totem Ford Hot Shot Challenge. It was a great bonspiel that all the volunteers made a huge success. Next year’s 60th annual should bring 48 teams to Terrace.

TERRACE’S CAM Hundal will be staying in Victoria, signing on with the Victoria Highlanders FC for the 2014 Premier Development League season after three successful years with the University of Victoria Vikes. “Playing with UVic over the past few years has enabled me to become familiar with the players, staff, fans, and city so the transition won’t be difficult,” said Hundal. He finished his third year of eligibility in a tie as the teams leading goal scorer, and posted 13 points (11 goals, 2 assists) in 14 regular season games over the 2013 season. “Obviously since the Vikes won nationals in 2011 Cam has been a popular figure in this town and we know his talent and that he’s a good quality player,” said Highlanders head coach Steve Simonson. Following UVic’s CIS national championship win in 2011, Hundal was named both a CIS Tournament MVP and CIS Tournament All-Star. In 2011, he was also Canada West Rookie of the Year and was named a Canada West All-Star in each of his first three collegiate years. “He’s caused us grief as a Whitecap,” said Simonson. “He can run, dribble, set-up and score goals. He’s a player I’ve had my eye on for a couple of years.” Hundal spent several years as a member of the Vancouver Whitecaps prospect and U-23

Cam Hundal programs. “I love to embrace new challenges,” said Hundal. “I believe it is an essential part of growing as a player. Changing the environment I play in will enable me to learn, improve and hopefully open up some new doors in the future. The Highlanders are a great organization, and they proved it last year. I think one of the reasons this team is so successful is because all members of the organization have the same intended goal - to win a PDL Championship.” And he’ll be joining several familiar faces on the pitch, as a number of former Vikes are on the Highlander squad. “It’s always fun to play with players that you know so well, but it’s also very beneficial as we know each other’s tendencies. It helps to build chemistry within the team, which is extremely useful in a league where the season is so short.” Hundal and the Highlanders kick-off their 2014 PDL campaign May 4.

Dale qualifies for skating provincials TERRACE’S ONLY Special Olympic skater is making the northwest proud. Laura Dale, 22, qualified for provincials at the Totem Skating Competition in Fort. St. John March 1 and 2, skating above standard in the Level 3 Special Olympics event. It’s year one of a four year cycle in Special Olympics competition, and this was Dale’s first time at qualifiers. Special Olympics provincials are February, 2015 in Kamloops. “This is the best thing that ever happened to me,” said Dale, who is in her sixth year of figure skating with the Terrace Skating Club.

To qualify, Dale skated a required element routine and a freeskate solo to music from Romeo and Juliet. The slow piece allows Laura to show off her interpretation and emotion, combined with jumps and spins. Her spins include the ‘back spin’ and the ‘sit spin’. Her jumps consist of ‘waltz jump, toe-loop jump, and salchow jump’. She also had a chance to meet Level 6 Special Olympics Skater Darlene Jakubowski. From Dawson Creek, Jakubowski has progressed past provincials to nationals and on to the Special Olympics world championships twice.

And the Terrace Skating Club’s winter season is winding down, with skaters returning from the final tournament in Kelowna with strong results. Newcomer Maya Lecuyer brought home two silver medals and Jorden Hendry, in her final competition with club, bringing home a bronze. “We are going to miss her very much,” said the club’s Elaine Sanchez of Hendry, who is off to university in the fall. The club now moves to spring school in Kitimat, and plans on keeping the athletes motivated with a spring/summer off ice schedule with gymnastics, yoga, off ice jumps, and strengthening.


TERRACE’S ONLY Special Olympics figure skater, Laura Dale, right, with veteran skater Darlene Jakubowski.

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Shogun Dojo takes on Tiger Balm FOR THE first time as an independent club, Terrace’s Shogun Dojo took to the ring at Vancouver’s Tiger Balm competition – and they did not disappoint. The 12 fighters – some as young as seven – found they were competitive against Lower Mainland clubs and brought home scores of medals to prove it. “This is the first time as an independent club that we brought small kids to a large competition – and we did amazing,” said sensei Amber Pipe. “The most impressive to me was their kata, and that’s thanks to sensei Karin Lots. She focusses on kata and she’s spent a lot of time working with the kids and it really paid off.” Indeed, almost all of the younger athletes said that kata was their favourite part of the tournament, with nine-year-old Mary Bell saying karate helps her remember to “try your best.” And four athletes qualified for Team Canada – Robbie Cline, Nick Yasinchuk, Shawn Devcic, and Farren Devcic – and there were a number of unexpected wins for first time tournament attendees. “I knew it was possible, I didn’t actually expect it to happen,” said Yasinchuk, of qualifying for Team Canada. “That was a cool feeling,” said his teammate, Cline. Tiger Balm was his second tournament, and while he said he was less nervous this



MEMBERS OF Terrace’s Shogun Dojo have a lot of fun. “This karate and kickboxing class is more than just a student/teacher kind of thing,” said teammate Nick Yasinchuk, middle row, fourth from left. “We’re all friends.”

time he’s “got a lot to prove still.” For Yasinchuk, it’s not just about winning. He said he and the other members of the dojo make a point to thank the referees after a match and to be respectful of their opponents. “In those tournaments it’s

e continued North on the Arlington-Darrington Highway. The land changed from farm to forests. Just past the Lake Cavanaugh Road we turned south at Oso, the small hamlet that had built up around the Deer Creek confluence. A warm wind riffled the leaves of hardwood trees. In the shade of those trees were a handful of small buildings, bigger than huts but smaller than cabins. There were larger cabins too. The smaller structures, big enough for a bed, a table, a hot plate, and an ice box, were obviously the seasonal abodes – some rented, others owned – of the anglers who had arrived each summer since the 1920s to fish the fabled steelhead bound for Deer Creek. Bob must rent one of these places, I said to Karen, referring to the flyfisherman we’d met on the river just above the Cicero Bridge. Bob, I learned years later after reading his book Steelhead Water, then discussing it with my dear friend, Bob Taylor, was Bob Arnold, an Oso regular, was a central figure in the fight to save Deer Creek from the ravages timber mining. Walt Johnson lived in Oso year round at that time. I’d read about his exploits with small bamboo rods and floating flies. I spoke to Walt twice. He had a wealth of information and many intriguing theories about the way steelhead react to flies. But, what struck me in particular was his

really easy to get so wound up in the fighting, that you actually harbour resentment afterwards,” said Yasinchuk. “It’s important to remember that you were there to have fun and at the end of the fight, it was just for fun.” Sensei Rajan Sangha was impressed that the athletes

were able to adapt to the different styles at the tournament. “Nick got in there and won gold in two division and silver in his other division, that’s pretty good considering he’s never fought San shou or kickboxing with leg kicks,” he said.

And Adrian Babcock, new to the dojo and in his first year of kickboxing, also exceeded expectations. “He had a very big continuous category and won every fight except the last one for gold,” said Sangha. “He was 6’5”,” interjects Babcock, who before

description of how the followed by the burnDeer Creek had deing of slash piles, which clined, a story so similar sterilized soils inhibiting to the decline of rivers regeneration. Then, the in my backyard. kind of rain that gives Fly fishers get up rain forests their name close and deeply perhad super saturated the sonal with their streams. soils causing a cataNobody watched Deer strophic collapse that Creek more closely or deposited tons of silt were more sensitive to into both creeks. its perturbations than Bob organized a pubWalt Johnson and Bob lic meeting that generArnold. It wasn’t rigorated so much outrage it SKEENA ANGLER ous science, but their led to the formation of catches were probably an interagency commitROB BROWN as good an indicator tee whose mandate was of the decline of Deer to halt all industrial acCreek summer steelhead tivity in the Deer Creek as any. Because they drainage and mend the were standing in it day existing damage. Deafter day, they noticed changes in turbidity, spite considerable effort and a lot of money silt deposition, the movement of gravel. spent on road stabilization, silt fences, shot After observing small but troubling rock, and replanting, the latter task proved changes for more than a decade, the an- impossible. glers watched the creek turn the colour of In 1990 there were fewer than 200 summud in the Fall of 1984 and stay muddy mer steelhead in Deer Creek and the native for a long time. Bob alerted the appropri- Dolly Varden were probably extinct. All ate bureaucrats and as a result Al Zander, a its pools were smaller and shallower, and hydrologist in the Washington Forest Ser- a higher rate of runoff caused increases in vice, was dispatched to find the cause of water temperature that were lethal to juvethe turbidity. At the confluence of DeForest nile fish. Creek, Zander discovered a large chunk of While logging had been halted surold growth forest anchoring unstable soils, rounding Deer Creek, it continued elseso widespread in temperate rain forests, where. Large cuts were made high above had been removed. The clear cutting was the hill that over looks Oso. In successive


trained with Shane Palahickey – Sensei Pipe credits his former coach for his respectful demeanor and skill level. “It was intimidating,” said Babcock. But he stuck to his training. “I train with Robbie, he’s a big guy... bob and weave, bob and weave.” Pipe said the tournament proved the club is on the right track. “I think the dojo is doing the best it’s ever done in 15 years. We’ve got some very dedicated students and I think we have a lot of room to grow together as a team and a family. I couldn’t be prouder,” she said, noting the support of community businesses like Trigo’s and Terrace Totem Ford for helping the club grow. Here are the full results: Robbie Cline: Gold in kata, gold in point fighting, second in grade nationals; Kaden Roy: Gold in continuous, silver in point; Adrian Babcock: Silver in submission grappling, silver in Brazilian ju jitsu, silver in continuous, gold in point fighting; Nick Yasinchuk: Gold in continuous, gold in point, silver in San shou; Justin Hill: Gold in kata, silver in point; David Low-Brady: Gold in modified pankration; Rain Wesley: Gold in point; Shawn Devcic: Silver in kata; Farren Devcic: Silver in kata; MJ Wraight: Gold in point; Mary Bell and Ashley Bell: Placed in point and kata for a fourth place medal; Amber Pipe: Gold in point.

years more smaller cuts were made adjacent to the large cut blocks. Tears began to appear as small earth flows began in the land below, then, in 2006 a major slump reached the valley bottom pushing the Stillaguamish toward the village. At 11 in the morning of March 22nd, the rest of the slide buried Oso. The death toll rises in the worst disaster in the history of Washington State. The Oso tragedy wasn’t an act of God. It was an act of man – specifically poor logging practises on unstable land. The Oso slide was presaged by the DeForest slide. Both slides could have been prevented if the government agencies had managed logging in such a way as to ensure the integrity of every fish bearing stream and the welfare of its denizens. Doing this would have meant careful road building, selective harvesting, significantly reduced cut blocks, no logging on steep slopes, aggressive restocking of sites, and large protected riparian zones. Fish, as Bob and Walt, and the many anglers concerned for the welfare of Deer Creek understood, are at the centre of things; taking care of fish is ecologically and economically sound and doing so can avert disasters. It’s a shame more people didn’t pay the anglers of Deer Creek much heed. If they had, and acted accordingly, the water of Deer Creek would still be clear and as cold as ice, a thousand steelhead would return to it every year, and, Oso wouldn’t be lying under a sea of mud today.



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Chamber stands by Enbridge position THE TERRACE and District Chamber of Commerce said it’s standing by its position to support the Northern Gateway Project despite criticism that too few of its members filled out the survey. The Chamber had canvassed its 290 members with a series of questions related to whether they agree with the Gateway project that would pump Alberta crude to a terminal in Kitimat for marine export by tanker. Despite the fact that only one in seven – or approximately 40 members – filled out the survey, the chamber board still released the results and declared its support for the project. Several people did a statistical analysis of the survey method to see if it could accurately conclude that more than 50 per cent of the overall chamber membership is actually in support of the Enbridge project. Councillor James Cordeiro said that according to a statistic equation he learned at university the sample size of 40 out of 390 would mean a 14 per cent margin of error. In other words that if the survey was repeated any number of times support could be anywhere from 36 to 64 per cent support. “You can’t say they are or are not against it based on those numbers,” said Cordeiro. But according to chamber director Carol Fielding, the decision was made to share the numbers that they did have not as an act of science but rather to communicate the results they did get. “The committee got together and were disappointed because we didn’t get the return we had hoped for and promoted to get. They felt there was good information in what we did get and we wanted to figure out how to share that information,” she said. “We have a couple of statistically thinking minds on the board and they took the numbers and decided that was what the message would be.” Others wondered why the Chamber hadn’t followed through on a previous decision to not release the num-

bers if less than fifty percent of members filled out the survey. “We did what we said we were going to do,” Fielding explains. “We said we would do a survey and we did. The only thing that shifted

was when we didn’t get 50 per cent responding, we then felt there was information we wanted to share.... It was quite innocently done, actually.” “Some people might have been worried that

the information would leak out,” she said of the majority of vast majority of businesses who stayed silent. This story generated a lot of online discussion. Bruce Bidgood weighed in with this

comment through Facebook: “A statement of statistical support cannot be concluded from these data particularly in light of the psychometric bias in the construction of the survey

wherein every single question presumed construction of the pipeline. All questions were founded on a WHEN basis...not a question queried about whether the pipeline SHOULD be constructed. Finally,

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“Every river crossing is unique and will be met with proven world-class engineering solutions.” – Ray Doering, P. Eng. Lead Engineer, Northern Gateway Director of Project Services, Northern Gateway

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Northern Gateway understands and respects British Columbia’s unique environment. That is why we have detailed engineering and environmental plans for each unique river crossing. GUIDANCE FROM LEADING EXPERTS Many specialists have lent their expertise to Northern Gateway, including Ray Doering who has over 25 years of experience and an extensive knowledge of engineering solutions in challenging environments. “The Northern Gateway pipeline traverses a wide variety of environments between Alberta and the coast of British Columbia. This terrain includes many river crossings which have high values in terms of fish habitats and ecosystems.” Northern Gateway’s crossings will be designed and built to the best standards in the world today.

and construction of Northern Gateway, our team has and will continue to work closely with regulatory agencies, First Nations, environmental specialists, and local residents with expert knowledge of the areas. INDIVIDUAL PLANS FOR EACH CROSSING After careful study of each river and stream on the Project’s route, Northern Gateway has developed individual plans for each crossing. “The type and design basis for the river crossings incorporate the latest technology and methodology available anywhere and are selected based on habitat, geology and other environmental considerations. These include horizontal directional drilling, direct pipe bores, open cut and micro tunneling in addition to isolated and other trenched crossing methods. Burial depth and pipe thickness will be engineered to ensure that the pipeline will withstand the most severe geologic and hydrologic events that might occur.” Northern Gateway is committed to doing everything possible in order to build a safer, better project.

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Volunteers take pride in helping others IT’S VOLUNTEER week and for those with some time to spare who are looking to help out, the Mills Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, is a friendly place to have fun and meet new people while helping others. The ladies who volunteer with the auxiliary operate the thrift shop on Lazelle Ave. and the gift shop at the hospital just inside the entrance. There’s a variety of reasons for why they volunteer. From having a heart attack and being alive because of the equipment at the hospital that the auxiliary helps to buy, to coming in for a visit and being asked to volunteer, to the enjoyment of it and having a day out to meet others their own age or even because “we seniors got nothing else to do,” they’re all glad to be there. A couple of the ladies said from working in retail, they became accustomed to being with people and enjoy it. And you get to know everyone too. They work the cash register, fold and organize the clothes and other donations and raise money to help buy equipment needed at the hospital, Terraceview Lodge and McConnell Place. Without all the donations and community help, the auxiliary wouldn’t be able to do all that, the ladies say. Garage sales are a

big provider of their items as they often get the “leftovers” and are glad for them. Items that they can’t use, such as things that are dirty or stuff they don’t have room for, is picked up by Bandstra for free and delivered to Prince George to be recycled. Nothing goes to the dump. Kitchen items are welcome, knick knacks and clothes and others but large items are often too big. Televisions or other electronics aren’t accepted and neither is furniture as there’s no space to store it. Any metal they receive goes to the Bold Salvage yard. The annual craft and bake sale around Christmas is a big fundraiser and on Saturday Nov. 23 last year, the ladies saw their most profitable day ever with $1,033.70 coming in, the first time they’ve made more than $1,000. The craft sale averages about $3,000. The stores can take in an average of about $400 a day but it ranges from $200 to $800. Overall last year, they raised an amazing $106,306 that went to hospital equipment and bursaries. This year, they’ve committed to raising $80,000 and some of that will be in the form of eight bursaries for $1,000 each for students born and raised here and pursuing a health care field in post-


THE VOLUNTEERS of the Mills Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary sort the items donated to their thrift store and gift stores. Here are some of them: thrift store coordinator Bonnie Lefebvre, Erna M., Lorna Sperman, Sharon Mutschke, Denise Desjardins, Vivian Cameron and president Marg Petrick. secondary education. At present, there’s 55 volunteers and more are needed. And they’re looking for younger people, who can volunteer even for just an hour or two a day. Come and see what volunteers do and how you like it, they say, and if you like it, it’s only $7 a year, which goes to the upkeep of the thrift

store. And you’ll be joining a long line of volunteers as the auxiliary has been around since 1948. The store has been referred to as “the Terrace Boutique” or as one lady put it, her granddaughter calls it “grandma’s store.” Anyone interested in volunteering can come into the gift store or

thrift store and pick up an application form. The hospital and other facilities appreciate the auxiliary and all its efforts. “Mills Memorial Hospital and Terraceview Lodge feel fortunate to have a very good relationship with the Hospital Auxiliary,” says Chris Simms, health services administrator Terrace, Stewart,

Atlin. “The Hospital Auxiliary works tirelessly in the community (ie, the Thrift Store) and within Mills Memorial Hospital (ie, the Hospital Gift Shop) and the efforts of their work result in very generous gifts back to the Hospital and Terraceview Lodge in the form of, for example, equipment used in patient care.

“Last year alone, Mills Memorial and Terraceview received close to $100,000 in equipment purchases. “On behalf of Northern Health staff, I would like to thank the Hospital Auxiliary for their countless volunteer hours that indirectly support patient care. They are a tremendous asset to our community.”

Music fest scholarship decisions challenging AS THE Pacific Northwest Music Festival begins to wind down, its two final nights: Scholarship Night and Gala Night cap it off with awards for the top performers. And it’s a big effort to decide who will be named the Most Outstanding Junior, Intermediate and Senior Performers The junior award goes to ages 12 and under, intermediate to ages 13 to 15 and senior to ages 16 and older. Scholarship competition coordinator Eleanor Bond, who’s also on the music festival committee, meets with adjudicators as their disciplines end.

The festival committee puts together a list of participants with the highest marks. The list is cross referenced with the number of classes participants entered and the adjudicator makes her/his recommendations for junior, intermediate and senior categories, explains Bond, who has been scholarship competition coordinator for two years now, having taken over for Jessica Peters. “It’s going pretty well,” says Bond. “The biggest thing is keeping track of my own students and things I’ve got to get done. “It’s quite different,” she says about the scholarship night.

“They’re not competing against other, they’re competing against other winners so it’s quite a challenge too for the judges to decide.” When the individual marks, number of classes and adjudicator’s choice are put together, a top student is chosen for each award. If it’s a tie, and students also receive points, the adjudicators’ discretion comes in and they might say that even though students have the same mark, one might be a better choice for most outstanding, said Bond. Scholarship money is expected to go to-

ward the student’s music education. Bond doesn’t remember a student winning junior, intermediate and senior awards in subsequent years but a few students have won the same award more than once. In the last five years, Sandra Yoo won the junior and then intermediate awards in 2009 and 2010, respectively. And Andrea Pedro has won the senior awards in 2009, 2011 and 2013. Scholarship night is April 11 at the REM Lee Theatre. For more details, see City Scene on page B3.

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Head shave for Hailey ECOLE MOUNTAINVIEW students took a shaver to teacher Eric Gearey’s curly hair to mark the end of a fundraiser for Hailey Pettit, 6, who’s battling leukemia at BC Children’s Hospital. Students held a dance before spring break and then got pledges to see who could raise the most money by April 3, and the student who raised the most got the honour of shaving Gearey’s hair. The total amount the school raised was $6,626.52 and Grade 1 student Serafina Budzyk raised $1,066, the most of any student. When Budzyk and a few other students were

done, Gearey had several shaved trails on his head and some hair remaining on top. He said he was going to shave it all off. Before the shaving began, Hailey’s dad Ted Pettit spoke with the girls who organized the event, Hannah Francoeur, Emma Keswick and Hannah Link, ask-

ing why they decided to help his daughter, who they didn’t even know. They said they heard about Hailey and thought it was sad she was sick and wanted to help. “You know how important this is?” he asked. “This is something that will help shape the people you’re going to become.” Photographers name: None Usage info: None

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invented the Catting Rod. Instead of trying to catch fish, like a fishing rod, you try to catch cats. You can pay big dollars in Big Dollar stores, or unload your cash at unique boutiques, Maker shows, and Ebay Etsy sites, or you can handcraft it yourself, and I will give you the secret recipe now. You take a wire coat hanger you really hate for tangling itself up one too many times. Bend it till you feel avenged, then tie a ribbon and some feathers and a tinkling bell to the end opposite the hanger hook. Sit on the couch and watch cable TV (with the New Yorker for the commercials) and swing it back and forth. Bonk your cat(s) on the nose with it. Swing it high like a delicious birdie-num-num or scuttle it along the floor like a sneaky snacky rodent. Whoever invented the cool side of the pillow is a genius. That was me! You’re welcome. How it works is, if your head is feeling all hot and itchy, you simply flip the pillow over and voila – cool comfort. Now you can sleep. But, you say, now this side of the pillow is getting too warm and making me all restless and bothered: I say, just flip it again! There is a catch: you must wait for the other side to cool. How long? I’m sorry, that is proprietary patent pending information. Another wonderful invention of mine is Terrace Buy and Sell on facebook. I created in it homage to the Bulkley Browser where there is stuff for sale, but also messages and pictures of found dogs and heartfelt thanks. Here’s one: “THANK YOU to the young couple that stopped and helped

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My inventions me 1/2 hour from Terrace coming from Prince Rupert as my wiper broke off and helped me put my tiny wiper in the driver side.” For sale are tutus and tires and even cars, but I especially like exercise equipment “like new” – that means “hardly ever used,” I guess. There’s a boat – “want it gone,” I get that. There’s an oak crib – “no teeth marks,” I wouldn’t have thought to ask, but good to know. There’s also “professional grade cast iron dumbbell, nearly 1,200 lbs of weights, bars and bench. Will not deliver.” Well, I guess not, that stuff is way too heavy to lift! You may also like an invention I call “Way-early Weiner-roast,” which happens just this time of year. It requires a sweet-spot combination of local weath-

er and personal temperament. Let’s say it’s early spring, sun shining warmly at midday, and you have last fall’s fruittree prunings to get rid of. The smallest twigs and sticks are “seasoned wood,” for sure! Grab those wieners and you now have a cooking fire! In city limits! Unlike good old charcoal, which will provide you and your lunch-time friends with perfect juicy al dente hot dog fixins, the resulting product will be burnt black on the outside and cold and raw on the inside. This is why I invented ketchup, people. Here’s a few bad inventions of mine, and I apologize. “Will I ask myself a question which I will then answer immediately using the word ‘absolutely’? Absolutely.” Unfortunately for all of us, soon after I invented this phrase, it spread far and wide. Here’s a coach from Alabama: “Do we have to play better against LSU? Absolutely.’’ Here’s an Australian musician: “Is it relevant lyrically to what’s happening in my life right now? Absolutely.” Here’s a motivational speaker talking about overcoming obstacles: “Did he lament the loss of his dream? Absolutely.” I am so sorry. I invented “the safest way to transport oil.” Not the actual method, mind you, just the phrase, in quotation marks, that you can search on Google. It went viral, as you can see, if you want to create an e-mail news alert with it. Your in-box will be flooded with a deluge of news bits spouting this wisdom. Funny thing is, people who use this phrase do not feel the need to provide proof, they just proclaim it to be so. Oh, and “expected to create 100,000 jobs by 2030,” I invented that, too. B3 Terrace Little Theatre presents

Gerald Sibleyras’

Translated by Tom Stoppard

Directed by Marianne Brorup Weston Starring Baxter Huston, Noel Reidy and Alan Weston

April 24, 25, 26 and May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 2014

8.00 pm McColl Playhouse 3625 Kalum Street

Tickets $18 at Uniglobe Courtesy Travel No late seating

Terrace Little Theatre celebrating 60 years of community theatre


In recognition of

National Volunteer Week 2014 (April 6 – 12) The City of Terrace is hosting an

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Fax your event to make the Scene at 250-638-8432. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday.

Clubs & pubs

■■ THORNHILL PUB: KARAOKE Thursday and Saturday nights. Free pool, sports action on 80” big screen. Shuttle service available. ■■ LEGION BRANCH 13: Meat draws every Saturday – first draw at 4:30 p.m. Steak Night is the first Friday of each month. ■■ GEORGE’S PUB: FREE poker Sunday 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Wednesday 7 p.m.11 p.m. Karaoke Sunday. Live weekend entertainment. Shuttle service. ■■ MT. LAYTON LOUNGE: Open daily 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Free pool. Located at Mt. Layton Hotsprings just off Hwy37 South between Terrace and Kitimat. ■■ BEASLEYS MIX: KARAOKE every Friday night in the Best Western.


■■ THE TERRACE ART Gallery presents two shows for the month of April: Scenery: BC Forests and Ocean, oil paintings by Anita Desnoyers in the upper gallery, and Vignettes of a Northwest Life, paintings by Lynn Cociani and textiles by Debra Strand in the lower gallery. Shows run until April 26. Free admission.


■■ ‘HEROES’ NEEDED FOR behind the scenes at Terrace Little Theatre’s up-

coming spring show along with several items. Positions for Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager are available. Also needed are chairs. For details, email Marianne at or call 635-2942 between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


■■ SPRING FLING, A fundraiser for the Skeena River Metis Community Association’s music festival coming up in August, starts at 7 p.m. April 12 at the legion. Age 19+. Entry for a small charge or by donation. For more details, contact Rosanne at 638-8905 or ■■ ALL FOLK’D UP in Terrace, a Relay for Life fundraiser, features local musicians playing folk music favourites from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. April 19 at the McColl Playhouse. For more details, contact James at, 6359320, or events/742344725784163/ ■■ TERRACE PONY CLUB presents Master of Imagination, comedic hypnotist Gavin Hooper in a fundraiser performance at 7 p.m. April 23 at the REM Lee Theatre. Tickets available at Misty River Books. ■■ ONE-LANE BRIDGE AND Twitch, both of which won several awards for Caledonia at the Northwest Drama festival, will be staged starting at 7 p.m. April

30 at the REM Lee Theatre. Money raised goes to help pay for a trip to the provincial drama festival in New Westminster in May. Tickets at the door. Advance tickets available from the cast and crew.


■■ UNBC NORTHWEST REGION public presentation will be “Aboriginal Peoples in Editorial Cartoons: A History” with presenter Dr. Ed Harrison, professor, coordinator school of education UNBC NW region and Audrey Woods, aboriginal cultural knowledge development specialist, NWCC, from noon to 1 p.m. April 9 at the Terrace UNBC campus room 103. Free. For more details, contact Alma at or 615-5578. ■■ UNBC NORTHWEST REGION public presentation is “Cultural Spaces” by Marian Laval, aboriginal services coodinator UNBC Terrace campus from noon to 1 p.m. April 23 at 4837 Keith Ave. Free. For more details, contact Alma at or 615-5578.

Music Festival

■■ THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Music Festival continues at the REM Lee Theatre. Orff April 9, music theatre April 9-10. Scholarship night April 11. Gala night April 12. Tickets for scholarship and gala at Misty River Books.

Volunteers are invited to drop by City Hall between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 10

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Community Calendar

The Terrace Standard offers the Community Calendar as a public service to its readers and community organizations. This column is intended for non-profit organizations and events without an admission charge. Space permitting, items will run two weeks before each event. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Fax your event or PSA to 250-638-8432. For complete listings, visit


APRIL 9 – Terrace Toastmasters: please join us for our next meeting starting at 7 p.m. at Northwest Community College in the Industrial Trades/Training Complex, room 1107. New members are always welcome. Please call Randy 635-2151 or Rolf 635-6911 for more information. APRIL 10 – Law Day at the courthouse features displays, barbecue and the supreme court trial of the Big Bad Wolf with a judge, clerk, sheriffs and Caledonia law students as crown, defence, jury, witnesses and the three little pigs. Event is from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the trial from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Everyone welcome. APRIL 10 – Relay for Life Final Team Rally is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the school board office on Kenney St. Do you want to be part of relay but work on relay day, Saturday May 10? Then enter a virtual team: members register a team, fundraise and then wear their t-shirts at work on relay day. A sign at the track will represent your team and a sign at your workplace will indicate your support. When finished work, come to the track and enjoy the rest of the day celebrating Carnival for a Cure. For more details, call Josette 638-1347 or or Kory 615-2375 or APRIL 11 – Giant Community Yard Sale from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Sportsplex (Hidber Arena). APRIL 12 – Garage and Bake Sale, hot dogs and coffee from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Happy Gang Centre. APRIL 12 – Spring Affair is the first annual spring arts and craft and home fair, featuring local artists and crafters from around the northwest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of Skeena Landing (4065 Motz Rd.). Free. For more details, call 641.6423 or APRIL 13 – Community and Riverside Garbathon cleans up the city and local riverbanks from noon to 4 p.m. Meet at McDonalds parking lot to help clean up where you live and play. Free salmon barbecue for all participants from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Ferry Island. Please bring your own eating tools, plates, cutlery, cups. For more details, call 6357113 and APRIL 13 – 100th anniversary of the First Transcontinental Passenger Train through Terrace celebrates with displays, miniature train rides from the Prince George Forestry Museum, a Via Rail draw, Salvation Army vehicle serving food from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in front of George Little House. Tiny Town will be open. For more details, contact Debbie 638-8887 or debbie. APRIL 15 – Terrace Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets tonight at 7 p.m. at the library meeting room. April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. APRIL 16 – Presentation from Trans Canada Pipeline on both of its projects, the Coastal Gas Link Pipeline Project with Shell for Kitimat and the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Pipeline Project with Petronas, to the Kalum Local Resource Development Plan committee (LRMP) is at 7 p.m. at the UNBC campus. It’s the monthly meeting of Kalum LRMP, a committee made up of forestry and community stakeholders who oversee the plan and provide advice and comment on local resource issues. Free. Open to the public. For more details contact Rob at 635-0040 or birkparr@citywest. ca. APRIL 16, 17 – Hop down to the Terrace Public Library for some free Easter fun! Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. is for preschoolers ages three to five. Afterschool on Thursday is from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for primary children ages kindergarten to Grade 2. Registration is required and class sizes are limited. To register, come into the library or call 638-8177. APRIL 19 – Heritage Park Museum hosts the third annual Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. Egg hunt, face painting, egg dyeing, hot chocolate and the Easter Bunny. Everybody welcome, please bring your own basket. Free admission or by donation. Sponsored by Daybreak Farms. APRIL 20 – Free Pancake Breakfast and Egg Hunt at Zion Baptist Church (beside All West Glass). Breakfast from 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Egg hunt for kids with more than 1,000 eggs! Easter egg decorating and prizes for kids. As well, please feel free to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection with us during our Celebration Service at 10:15 a.m. Bring your family and friends – we want to serve you! Everyone welcome. APRIL 20 – Usk Hobby Farm holds petting days on Sundays from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with opening day Easter Sunday. Proceeds from this day go to Northern Animal REscue. See chicks, rabbits and lambs. Crafts and refreshments. Age two and under free, a small charge for older than two-years-old. APRIL 20 – The Totem Saddle Club invites everyone to the third annual Equine Swap and Shop/Flea Marker from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the 4-H barn at the Thornhill Community Fair Grounds. Come down and sell your horse and flea market items or just come down to shop. Refreshments, snacks and baked goods plus a raffle, pony rides and a marshmallow roast for the kids. For more details and to pre-register,

see the facebook group page Equine Swap and Shop, the club website or call Susan 635-4555. APRIL 26 – Terrace Hospice Society and RBC Royal Bank wish to give back to the community with their free third annual Informational Tea with live entertainment and sharing of information on hospice palliative care services from noon to 4 p.m. at the Happy Gang Centre. For more details, contact Penny at 635-4811 or APRIL 26 – Centennial Spring Classic, a 1km/5km community fun run to celebrate fitness and creativity here is the first annual event of its kind at Centennial Christian School. Register from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. 1km run for ages 10 and under starts at 10:15 a.m. and 5km walk/run starts at 10:30 a.m. Prizes for oldest runner, average time, best costume (individual and group), random draws. Money raised goes to updating technology at Centennial. Cookie medals for all 1km participants.

PSAS DEADLINE EXTENDED TO join group supporting local food producers: those looking to enjoy fresh produce this summer can still sign up until April 30. For that $500 investment, you get approximately 17 weeks of fresh, in-season produce from local farms. If you want to split the weekly box with friends or family, you can divide the $500 between you. To sign up, or for more information, contact Agatha at 641-3663 or agathajed@ Cheques made out to the order of Kalum Community School Society can be mailed to Box 424, Terrace B.C. V8G 4B1. The society website is at TerraceLocalFoodsMeetupGroup. See great photos of the weekly box at http://www.meetup. com/TerraceLocalFoodsMeetupGroup/ photos/16110422/#260779292. THE TERRACE CHURCHES’ Food Bank will be open for distribution from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the basement of the Dairy Queen building April 14-17. If your last name begins with the letters A to G, please come on Monday, H to P come on Tuesday, Q to Z come on Wednesday. Everyone is welcome on Thursday. Please bring identification for all household members (picture ID, preferably BC Care Card, driver’s licence, BCID, birth certificate, status card) and proof of address (rent receipt, hydro or utility bill, phone or cable bill with your current street address). GREEN THUMB GARDEN Society notifies all gardeners that assigned plots at Evergreen and Apsley will be rototilled very soon. If you do not want your plot rototilled, you must call 635-6226 or 638-0011 or email gtgsexec2014@

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Look Who’s Dropped In! Baby’s Name: Lukas Randy John Soulier Date & Time of Birth: April 1, 2014 @ 4:36 p.m. Weight: 9 lbs. 2 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Chantelle Scott & Edward Soulier “New brother for Roy & Cherish” Baby’s Name: Athena Cheryl Victoria Abel Date & Time of Birth: March 21, 2014 @ 3:52 a.m. Weight: 11 lbs. 6 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Crystal Good & Graham Abel “New sister for Christina, Johnathan, Rain & Graham” Baby’s Name: Jack Grayson Unrau Date & Time of Birth: March 20, 2014 @ 6:20 a.m. Weight: 8 lbs. 6 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Amy & Justin Unrau “New brother for Zoë”

Baby’s Name: Zaphira Mya Elliott Date & Time of Birth: March 16, 2014 @ 10:34 a.m. Weight: 7 lbs. 15 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Bettina & Bernie Elliott “New sister for Taylor & Cameron” Baby’s Name: Marissa Bridgette Molly Fanny Spalding Date & Time of Birth: March 15, 2014 @ 1:54 p.m. Weight: 9 lbs. 2.5 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Leah Woods & Brandon Spalding Baby’s Name: Milaynah Edna Bessie-Lou Nellie Angel Gray Date & Time of Birth: March 13, 2014 @ 8:42 a.m. Weight: 8 lbs. 3 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Carla Quock & Pietro Gray “New sister for Colton, Antonio, Diego, Carmello, Pietro”

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Legal Secretary Wanted. Must have prior secretarial experience. Excellent computer, reception and communication skills. Confidentiality is a must. Email resumes to: Looking for journeymen carpenter $25/hr and labourer $15/hr. Please apply before April 25/14 to File #326 C/O Terrace Standard 3210 Clinton St Terrace, B.C V8G 5R2 Now Hiring Lawncare/Landscaping Personnel. Physically fit/ Self motivated. Class 5 license. Experience is preferred. Call 250-615-8638 Wanted- Laborer for lawn maintenance company. Must be physically fit. Preference to someone with experience. Wage negotiable Call or text 250-631-8000 WANTED: SERVICE TECHNICIAN - SUNNY THOMPSON REGION. Kamloops dealership is currently accepting applications for full-time Journeyman & Apprentice RV Technicians. All applicants must have direct RV experience, possess own tools, have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and take great pride in the work they perform. It is our goal to provide an exceptional customer experience for all our clients. We place great emphasis on customer satisfaction and quality workmanship and need people who will help us maintain this goal. We truly care about our employees and provide a positive, happy work environment with competitive wages and benefits. Requirements: - Possess Own Tools - Be Journeyman/Red Seal or period 1, 2, 3 Registered Apprentice RV Technician - Possess Valid Class 5 BCDL (Air/51 Endorsement an asset) - Excellent attendance - Self-motivated team player - Keen attention to detail - Maintain a positive attitude under pressure - Committed to lifelong learning If this sounds like a good fit and you possess the above mentioned qualifications we want to hear from you. How to Apply: With resume and references to: Attention: Service Manager By Email: By Fax: (250) 851-9775 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Home Care/Support Female Personal Care Worker required to assist disabled female in her home. Prefer experienced but will train. 250-638-0396

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**** Nechako Northcoast Construction (road and bridge maintenance contractor for Service Area 26), is accepting applications for a full time regular machine operator in Terrace. Duties will include but not limited to operating a single axle truck; the ability to follow directions promptly and efficiently. Have a good mechanical and operational aptitude; physically fit and mentally alert. Position entails shift work and you must be able to work outside in all weather conditions. Terms and Conditions of employment are under the BCGEU Collective Agreement. Current rate of pay is $27.41 per hour plus benefits. Required qualifications include: -Valid BC Driver’s Licence (minimum Class 3 with air endorsement) -Preference will be given to applicants with Class 1 Licence, Loader experience, and/or Grader experience, Level 1 First Aid, WHMIS and TCP ticket. **** Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume along with a current driver’s abstract no later than 5:00pm Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 Email: Fax: (250) 638-8409 Attention: Debbie Russell, H/R Manager Find us on Facebook


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The Skeena Valley Golf & Country Club is looking for a FULL TIME, EXPERIENCED COOK. Must be able to work independently in a busy kitchen environment. Catering experience a plus. Also looking for a FULL TIME BARTENDER must have Serving It Right Certificate. Please drop resume off at Skeena Valley Golf & Country Club or E-mail: attention Chloe Nyeholt. THE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT is looking for energetic individuals to help MAINTAIN THE COURSE BOTH FULL TIME AND PART TIME POSITIONS available. Golf Knowledge not required but would be a strong asset. Please Contact Rob Wilke the Course Superintendent.

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THE PRO SHOP requires FULL TIME EMPLOYEES for the upcoming season, Sales experience an asset and strong customer service a must. Please contact Germain Francoeur.

Nisga’a Lisims Government seeks a hard working and motivated individual to fill the full time position of Museum Programmer – Education and Public Programs in Laxgalts’ap. The Programmer will develop, coordinate and, when required, lead Nisga’a Museum school and public programs that foster understanding of Nisga’a history and contribute to enhanced visual arts literacy within and outside of the Nisga’a Nation. Qualifications: A University degree in Education, Museum Studies, History, Visual Arts or related discipline; 2-3 years experience working in a museum, art gallery or cultural setting; Class 5 driver’s license. For full job posting details, please visit our website at: Resume and cover letter may be forwarded by 5 pm on April 18, 2014 to: Nisga’a Lisims Government Attention: Human Resources PO Box 231 Gitlaxt’aamiks BC, V0J 1A0 Ph. 250-633-3000 Fax. 250-633-2367 Email:


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Casual Support Workers Ksan House Society requires energetic, motivated and career-minded individuals to be responsible for providing monitoring and assisting the individuals we support. We ensure a safe, clean and secure environment in accordance with Society’s Mission Statement “We believe in the inherent value of every human being. We are committed to responding to community need. We empower, assist and support people experiencing gender violence, violence, poverty and homelessness and other forms of oppression/marginalization�. We offer competitive salary packages in a unionized worksite, an incredible work environment, and a supportive management team. For a copy of the required qualifications and a complete job description please go to our website Please ensure you note the position you are applying for on your application. Please forward resumes with cover letter to: Ksan Society Human Resources Dept 4838 Lazelle Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 1T4 Or by email to Thank you for your interest in applying for these positions however only those considered for an interview will be called.

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with a class 3 Driver's License, with air, to operate front load Garbage Truck and roll off Bin Truck. You will be required to service and do light mechanical repairs. Monday to Friday with weekends and holidays off. Competitive wages and benefits. For more information or to drop off your resume, contact Laura or Rob at: 250-632-4689 or 250-638-1100 202-4644 Lazelle Ave., Terrace, BC V8G 4A2

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JOURNEYMAN HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC Billabong Road and Bridge Maintenance Inc. is currently looking to fill the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic in our Carnaby location. Work involves diagnosis, overhaul and repair of heavy construction and service equipment. This position will entail shift work and work outside in all types of weather, and may include the operation of snow removal equipment in storm situations. Qualifications: • Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic Trade Certification. • Minimum driver classification required is a Class 3 with air endorsement. • 3-5 years related experience. • Knowledge of the techniques, tools, equipment and safety precautions pertaining to the maintenance of trucks and heavy equipment • Should hold or be able to obtain CVIP license • Applicants with welding experience will be preferred. • Experience in the repair and maintenance of highway maintenance equipment will be preferred. Please Fax or email your resume and drivers abstract Fax: 250-638-8409 Only those short listed will be contacted

The AVANTI KITSAULT MINE is pleased to present the following opportunity.

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ASSISTANT COORDINATOR – TERRACE & DISTRICT R.C.M.P. VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM The Terrace & District R.C.M.P. Victim Assistance Program has an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled and motivated individual to fill the position of Assistant Coordinator with the City of Terrace R.C.M.P. Detachment. This position is funded in part by the Ministry of Justice: Victim Services and Crime Prevention Division. Please visit the City of Terrace website at for more details about the vacancy and information on how to apply. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 11, 2014. Briana Pellegrino, Human Resources Advisor B7 B7

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The City of Terrace is currently looking for skilled candidates to fill the position of Casual Guard with the R.C.M.P. Detachment. This is a casual, on-call Union position (CUPE Local 2012) with 12 hour shifts (2 days and 2 nights). Please visit the City of Terrace website at under Employment Opportunities for a more detailed job description and information on how to apply for this vacancy. Deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014. Briana Pellegrino, Human Resources Advisor

Employment Trades, Technical CNC MAZAK MACHINISTS. Live, work & play in sunny Shuswap. ISO Certified, Excellent Safety record, Spotless shop. New machines & Brand new building on the way 50K-80K+ /yr + OT and bonuses. Multiple positions available for the RIGHT people. 4+ Axis experience an asset. Apply by: Fax: 250-832-8950

Fabricators, Millwrights, Welders and Industrial Painters Timber West Mill Construction is currently hiring Fabricators, Millwrights, Welders and Industrial Painters. Resumes accepted by fax (250) 964-0222 or e-mail


LANDS OFFICER Department: Lands & Resources Reporting to: Director of Lands and Resources Term: Full-Time Regular Start Date: Immediately Deadline: External Posting - April 15, 2014

Has an immediate opening for a full-time

WAREHOUSE PERSON As a warehouse worker you would be responsible for the safe handling and movement of freight in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate will be customer service oriented, have the ability to lift 50 lbs, be a team player and available to work Saturdays. A class 3 driver’s license would be an asset and a DMV abstract is required. We offer an enjoyable working environment, excellent benefit package and salary in accordance with experience. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please send your resume’ to: TERRACE HOME HARDWARE BUILDING CENTRE 3207 Munroe St. Terrace BC V8G 3B3 Attention: Ernie Froese/Chris Bishop Tel : 250-635-6273 Fax : 250-635-5293 Email:

Circulation Supervisor The Terrace Standard requires a circulation supervisor. Duties include supervising a diverse group of newspaper carriers and collators, shipping and receiving, data entry and dealing with the public. A strong knowledge of computers and computer programs is essential. On site training. This is a Tuesday to Friday position. The compensation package includes benefits. Please address applications complete with resume and two letters of reference by April 28, 2014 to: The Publisher Terrace Standard 3210 Clinton Street, Terrace, B.C. V8G 5R2 Fax 250-638-8432

By shopping local you support local people.

JOB SUMMARY The Lands Officer reports to the Director of Lands and Resources, this position is responsible for managing Kitselas lands, liaising with other governments regarding traditional territory, and using administrative systems for land related business. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Administer the Land Code and related policies and procedures to regulate the land use • Evaluate land use and developing protection policies, legislation and regulations • Negotiate terms and conditions of land use activities by applicants • Submit reports to third party partners as required • Keep informed with trends, techniques and issues in land management • Initiate changes, or recommending changes and courses of action to direct report • Participate in policy reviews, symposiums, activities and/or meetings • Create and maintain systems to record all legal interests in Kitselas lands • Develop and implement systems and procedures for all types of land transactions, including ownership transfers, leases, rights of ways, resource extraction permits • Recommend laws required to carry out band policies • Communicate with members, individually and at community meetings, about activities, finances and proposals • Administer and implement: - Kitselas Reserve Lands Management Act, K.B.C. 2005-01 - Kitselas Interests Act, K.B.C. 2007-01 • Handle member inquiries about land • Develop and review land interest agreements, leases, right of ways and permits; notifying interest holders of potential expiration or changes • Develop budget for land administration • Provide leadership to land use planning and evaluation • Establish work priorities and delegate work load if needed • Ensure registration of all interests • Interpret land documents • Maintain files on lands • Draft land band council resolutions and agreements • Other related duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor’s Degree in Planning, Real Estate or related field • Certificate in Tax Administration preferred • Certificate in Lands Management preferred • Minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in lands management including: - Band history of land transactions - Contract law and management - Framework agreement, Transfer agreement, Land Code and associated federal legislation on First Nation Land Management - Land registry practices and policies - Financial planning • Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization is preferred • An understanding of relevant federal, provincial and local legislation, policies and procedures • An understating of the north coast BC cultural and political environment an asset • Negotiating and mediation skills • Excellent verbal and written communication • Relationship building skills with internal and external stakeholders • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, PPT and Adobe PDF HOW TO APPLY Further information can be obtained at Interested applicants should apply before the end of day Tuesday, April 15, 2014, with a resume and cover letter to the attention of the Finance Clerk. Please reference “Lands Officerâ€? and indicate clearly in your cover letter how your experience and qualifications meet the requirements of the position. Please ensure to include 3 (three) references with your application. Attn: Finance Clerk Kitselas First Nation Tel: (250) 635-5084 ext.235 Fax: (250) 635-5335 Email:


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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

has an immediate opening for FULL-TIME

WAREHOUSE PERSON As a warehouse worker you would be responsible for the safe handling and movement of freight in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate will be customer service oriented, have the ability to lift 50 lbs, be a team player and available to work Saturdays. A DMV abstract is required. We offer an enjoyable working environment, excellent benefit package and salary in accordance with experience. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please send your resumĂŠ to: YOUR DECOR 4602 Keith Ave. Terrace BC V8G 4K1 Attention: Dave Merritt Email:



Base Manager must be an operational helicopter pilot, with a minimum of 3000 hours PIC, 500 hours long line with approved mountain course and flying knowledge of the area and terrain around Stewart, BC. Minimum endorsements AS350 B2 and Bell 407. Preference will be given to candidates with previous base manager experience. Wages approximately $ 37-$40/hr, commensurate with experience. Benefits possible. Duties include, but not limited to managing of base operations and base staff, marketing, client meetings, booking and logistics for jobs. Starting date May 1, 2014. Please apply with resume and supporting documentation to

By shopping local you support local people. Housing Coordinator The Gitksan Government Commission requires a full-time Housing Coordinator to provide on-going assistance to Gitanmaax, Glen Vowell, Kispiox and Gitanyow communities.

Headquartered in scenic Hazelton, B.C. this position will be of interest to someone who would enjoy the challenging role of providing assistance and advice to First Nations in the coordination, planning and implementation of community based housing plans; review and assist with the processing of applications for CMHC On-Reserve Social Housing and Residential Rehabilitation Programs; ensuring that all residential construction is carried out to Building Codes; assisting communities identify other sources of funding for housing construction; the provision of on-site training related to housing file maintenance; monitoring and assisting with the provision of housing budgets to communities; assisting and ensuring enforcement of housing policies; and participating in the overall project management responsibilities of the Commission. The successful candidate will have: • a minimum of five years experience managing multiple housing projects from the development of design through to construction; formal training will be an asset • excellent organizational, presentation and communication skills, experience in networking, building and maintaining community relationships and have the ability to liaise effectively with multiple stakeholders; • innovation and be self motivated; • strong inter-personal skills, team player and the ability to work independently; • computer experience in MS Excel, Word and Outlook; • working knowledge of Indian and Northern Affairs program requirements and experience working with First Nation communities; • must possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to carry out a criminal record check. Qualified candidates are requested to submit a covering letter, resume and a minimum of three references with salary expectations to:

Gitksan Government Commission

P.O. Box 335, HAZELTON, B.C. V0J 1Y0 Phone: 250-842-2248 or Fax: 250-842-6299 Email: Deadline for receipt of applications is 4:00 pm April 17, 2014 ONLY THOSE SELECTED FOR AN INTERVIEW WILL BE CONTACTED.

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Help Wanted

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Looking for

HOUSEKEEPING ATTENDANTS (two positions are available)


FRONT DESK CLERKS (two positions are available)


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Computer Services ***NO-FIX–NO-CHARGE*** Computer repair and sales. Special offer for Windows XP users: Full Backup & Windows 7 pro Installation for $250. Call 250-638-0047

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CLASSIFIEDS Merchandise for Sale

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Merchandise for Sale

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Real Estate

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Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate


Garage Sales

Misc. for Sale

Misc. Wanted

For Sale By Owner

LAWN Mowing (Terrace & area), Clean-ups, Trimming of Shrubs/Hedges, Exterior Home/Building Soft Washing/Cleaning, Kill Roof Moss 250-922-4534, cell text 250877-0965

Yard Sale- Sat. April 12 3037th Ave East Prince Rupert. Gilnet corks, corklines with corks, halibut gear, groundline hooks with snaps, new hooks, anchors flag pole weights, trolling leads 5lb to 50 lbs, seine wet cover, brass seine rings, brass hand gurdys, gas 10 hp engine 4 hrs running time, lawn mowers, new water pumps, monarch + Jjabsco, 2 king crab traps, speakers. misc, tools ect.

For Sale- Solid Oak dining set table extends 5-8 ft. 45” wide, 8 chairs, china cabinet with 3 drawer, 3 door base. Royal Albert silver birch china corn flower crystal serving dishes and vases & much more. 250-638-0440

Coin Collector Looking to Buy Collections, Estates, Gold & Silver Coins + 778-281-0030

3 bdrm 2 bath mobile home with full basement on quiet cul de sac in Thornhill. Fenced yard with a 18’ by 24’ workshop. $160,000. For more info Contact 615-0252 or at HOUSE/SHOP 5 ACRES South Hazelton, BC 2334 Sq ft 3 bdr 1.5 bath 40’x50’x16’ steel shop both 200 amp. full service doublewide trailer pad $269,900.00 250-842-5548

Misc. for Sale

CKC Registered Siberian Husky puppies for sale. Four males, and three females, all have blue eyes. They will have their first shots, be dewormed, and vet checked. Ready for pick up on May 1, 2014. $800.00 each. Non breeding registration only. Please call 250-635-2049 for photos and more information. Purebred golden lab puppies. Great family dogs. De wormed and ready for loving homes. $650 250-975-0299

2 yr Skyline Scooter Red with adjustable set headlights, turn signals, back-up lights, basket, 2 new tires, battery charger. $900 OBO 250-635-5877 FOR SALE. Original made in Canada Canwood single bed frame with mattress, ideally suitable for a child. The mattress is 39 inches wide by 75 inches long and rests on a frame attached to a footboard and a headboard. Comes with removable toddler railing. Easily assembled. Also comes with two Canwood rolling storage units which fit under the bed. $160. Ph. 250-638-8927. HEAVY DUTY sled deck, power tilt, hook to truck battery $2000 obo. Burns Lake call (250) 649- 8004

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Pets & Livestock


HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 newspaper? SAWMILLS FROM only $4,897 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS. Hot savings - Spring sale! 20x24 $4,348. 25x24 $4,539. 30x30 $6,197. 32x36 $7,746. 40x46 $12,116. 47x72 $17,779. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. Or online:

Musical Instruments Epiphone- firebird mint cond. (With case)- $500. Jay Turser- Double-neck guitar mint. (with case)-$500. Flying V Electric guitar (nice copy) mint. -$300. Epiphone- Les Paul Standard (1998) upgraded mint. -$500 250-615-9181

Real Estate Acreage for Sale FOR sale by owner 17 acres 7 miles north of town on paved rd. Access off Merkley Rd. runs through and overlooks the Dover Rd beaver pond. Trees, a creek and a nice view of the mountains. Asking 150,000. For further info Mike 250-615-0116 or Jan 250-6313092 or e-mail

Lots Building lot on the bench. private, quiet area. 0.24 acres. water, sewer. $115,900. Serious enquiries 250-615-7469

Mobile Homes & Parks Mobile home for sale #41 Sunny Hill Trailer court. Asking $40,000 call 250-635-7782

Other Areas

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:

Ready to move in 27 ft 2005 Jazz 5th wheel located @ Wild Duck RV Park. $20,000 OBO Leave messge 250-877-3477

20 ACRES $0 Down, Only $119/mo. Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Near El Paso, Texas. Beautiful Mountain Views! Money Back Guarantee. Call 1-866-8825263, Ext. 81.

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250-635-9184 1-888-988-9184 STING! NEW LI


$529,000 MLS

Executive 2 storey home w/full basement, 5 bedrooms (master on main), 5 baths, located in the heart of the horseshoe. Double garage, RV parking, fenced yard w/deck. Storage galore.



5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, 4 level split home in a very desired downtown location, close to all amenities. 3 full living areas, one with a pellet stove. Furnace is both wood & gas. Close to both high schools. Walking distance to town & Howe Creek trails.

2 bedroom, 2 bath rancher w/unfinished basement, single carport. Substantial renovations to majority of the house. On a dead end street.

$419,000 MLS

$294,000 MLS


$200.00 to the RELAY FOR LIFE on behalf of our clients Darryl & Tracey Bjorgaard, sale of 3988 Walker St. $200.00 to the TERRACE CHURCHES FOOD BANK on behalf of our client Don Coburn (estate of Winnifred Coburn), sale of 4726 Davis Ave.


$460,000 MLS

5 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 storey home on 0.813 of an acre featuring 26 x 26 ft. shop & a 35 x 28 ft. RV parking structure. Home offers two kitchens, separate meters with many, many upgrades.





3447 RIVER DR.

$369,900 MLS

- Move Ready Rancher, 3 Bed/2Bath, Modern Kitchen & Baths, Huge 3/4 acre lot, Huge 30x22 shop, 40x14 deck with hot tub

Listing needed! Call me to have your home featured here!

$224,900 MLS

- Spacious 2 Bed/1bath Rancher, Lots of Recent Renos, large 68x190 lot, large 24x24 shop


$368,900 MLS

- newer built custom home, - 3 bed, 2.5 bath, large private lot


$75,000 MLS

Turn Key Restaurant Business, Hi Traffic Location, All Equipment Included


$259,900 MLS

- 2 bed/1bath home, 5 acres, Shop, Barn



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cell: 250-615-1350

Owner/Managing Broker


$344,900 MLS

5 bedroom, 1 full bath, 2 half baths with roughed in plumbing for a shower in one. 2 large living rooms, immaculate condition, ready to move in! Call to view!


$169,900 MLS

2 bdrm, 1 bath, potential of 3rd bedroom mobile home on Thornhill bench, nice sized yard, call today to view!

4612 DAVIS

$224,900 MLS

2 bedroom, 1 bath, many updates done, central location, move in ready. Call today!



2 BEDROOMS NOW $100,000 MLS (4 AVAILABLE) 1 BEDROOM NOW $95,000 MLS (4 AVAILABLE) Close to town and shopping. On bus route. On-site laundry with security entrance.





- great starter home - 1 1/2 storey - 3 bedrooms - 60x113 lot - quiet neighborhood

- 4.36 level acreage parcel - mostly treed, some clearing - small pond - drilled well

- residential building lot - in West Ridge subdivision - .19 acre - serviced

$189,000 MLS



$179,900 MLS

$84,000 MLS


3539 ROSE AVE.


- spacious, comfortable living - 1792 sq. ft. rancher - 3 bedrooms - 2 baths - fireplace 1/2 acre lot

- home with suite - 1450 sq. ft. - basement - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths up - double garage

$332,900 MLS



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cell: 250-615-6279

$319,900 MLS


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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent Summit Square APARTMENTS 1 & 2 Bedroom Units

• Quiet & Clean • No Pets • Close to Wal-Mart • Laundry Facilities • Close to Schools & Hospital • On Bus Route • Security Entrance • On site Caretaker • Basketball, Volleyball & Racquetball Courts • 24hr Video Surveillance Ask for Monica Warner

Call: 250-635-4478

Commercial/ Industrial 2 BRIGHT OFFICE SPACES 600 sq. ft. each. 4619 Lakelse. (250) 635-5920 or 631-7318 4,000 sq ft plus warehouse and office space. Phase 3 power and front loading dock. Phone 250-635-7602

Homes for Rent 2 houses for rent on bench, 3bdrm/2 bath, fridge, stove washer/dryer. Fenced yard for prices & viewing. Available May 1 3 bdrm, 2 den, 2 bath house available to family with good rental references. N/G heat. N/S, N/Pets. 250 638-8639 4 bdrm house, 1 bath, renovated, large lot in Thornhill. Avail. immed. N/S, N/P, N/Parties. Refs & damage dep. req’d. $2,000 + util. (250) 635-3743. 4 bedroom/2 bath house for rent. Available April 1 250-631-6726 250-635-8466 ~ AVAILABLE NOW ~ Attractive 2 bdrm. suite with yard for rent on Queensway. View of the river. N/S, N/Pets. $1,100/mo.+util. 250 635-2837 AVAILABLE NOW. Executive House. Furnished 4 bed/ 2 full baths, 1/3 private acre. $3500. /mo. Absolutely NP/NS. 1 yr lease. 250-638-7747 message


Wednesday,April April9,9,2014  2014 Terrace Standard Wednesday, CITY OF TERRACE




TAKE NOTICE THAT application has been made to amend Schedule “A” Part C: Community Goals, Objectives and Policies, Part D: Land Use Designations and Part E: Development Permit Areas of the City of Terrace Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1983-2011.

TAKE NOTICE THAT application has been made to amend Definitions and by amending Permitted Uses and Special Regulations in the M2 – Industrial Zone of Zoning Bylaw No. 1431-1995.

THE SUBJECT LAND: The application affects the land, within the City of Terrace, shown hatched on the accompanying map and described as: Lot 1, Block F, District Lot 1725, Range 5, Coast District, Plan EPP19161 [3755 Industrial Way] THE INTENT: 1.0 To amend Schedule “A” of the Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1983-2011 part C: Community Goals, Objectives and Policies by replacing, under the section entitled “Goal: Diversified and Coordinated Economy”, subsection “Objective #10 Airport Lands”, the fourth bullet point under “Supporting Policy”, with the following: Direct and encourage suitable large scale development, appropriate commercial and industrial uses, and temporary industrial work camp accommodations, to the Airport Lands. 2.0 To amend Schedule “A” of the Official Community Plan bylaw No. 1983-2011 Part D: Land Use Designations by replacing the paragraph under the section entitled “Industrial” with the following: The industrial designation identified lands suitable for a variety of light manufacturing and commercial warehouse uses as well as intensive large scale industrial processing or manufacturing activity. The existing lands along the Highway 16 and CN Rail corridor through the City will accommodate most light to medium industrial activities such as industrial supply and contractor or transportation related uses. Some of these lands are located in proximity to commercial and residential land uses and are intended to transition from historical resource based heavy industrial uses. Heavy industrial activities related to forestry, mining and value - added manufacturing, along with other industrial development and temporary worker accommodation requiring large land parcels will be encouraged to access the Skeena Industrial Development Park lands at the airport. These industrial lands offer large land parcels and access to multi-modal transportation facilities and offer a unique opportunity to promote a range of heavy manufacturing uses and support burgeoning green industry such as biomass energy production. The lands at the Skeena Industrial Development Park are identified as an appropriate location for temporary worker accommodation (up to 25 years), established particularly during anticipated periods of high numbers of temporary workers as a result of regional resource based and major industrial development. 3.0 Amend Schedule A of the Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1983-2011 Part E: Development Permit Areas by replacing the first paragraph under the section entitled “Development Permit Area No.6 - Industrial” with the following: Development Permit Area No. 6 is designated under Section 919.1 (1)(f) of the Local Government Act for the establishment of objectives for the form and character of industrial and multi-family residential development including temporary worker accommodation.

EXECUTIVE home on beach – approx. 3000 sq ft, 18 ft ceiling, oak doors, ash floors, b/i vac, Mtn Vista Dr. view lot, 3 bdr/1 lrg den, networked, can inc. snow clearing/lawn and furnishings, 12 – 24 mnth lease, to receive pics or place bid For Rent- 1 bdrm furnished suite. N/S, N/P Reference required. $900/month includes utilities. 778-634-2146

THE SUBJECT LAND: The application affects the land, within the City of Terrace, shown hatched on the accompanying map and described as: Lot 1, Block F, District Lot 1725, Range 5, Coast District, Plan EPP19161 [3755 Industrial Way] THE INTENT: 1.0 To amend Section 2.0 Definitions by including the following definitions: AFFORDABLE HOUSING means housing that is available at a cost that does not compromise an individual’s ability to meet other basic needs, including food, clothing and access to education. The cost of an average rental unit or the value of an average resale residential property should consume no more than 30% of the annual household gross, pre-tax income. INDUSTRIAL WORK CAMP ACCOMMODATION means one or more modular buildings or structures established for the purpose of providing residential accommodations and supports to workers whose employment is temporary in nature, arranged to provide individual sleeping units (1 person per unit) with or without individual bathrooms, meals in communal dining areas, and communal areas for recreation, laundry and other basic living essentials. 2.0 To amend Section 2.0 Definitions by including the underlined portion, and deleting the striked-out portions, in the following definitions: DENSITY means, for commercial uses, the floor area ratio; and for residential uses, the number of dwelling units per hectare; and for industrial work camp accommodation, the number of sleeping units per zoned parent parcel. SLEEPING UNIT means a set of one or more habitable rooms used or intended to be used for sleeping and living purposes, but not including a sink or cooking facilities. A bathroom containing a water closet, wash basin and a bath or shower may be shared. 3.0 Amend Section 8.2.2 Permitted Uses of the M2 – Heavy Industrial Zone as follows: .2 Despite the provisions of this Part, the following provisions shall apply to: .1 On Lot 1, Block F, District Lot 1725, Range 5, Coast District, Plan EPP1916, in addition to the uses described in 8.2.2 the following uses shall be permitted until May 1st, 2034: .1 Industrial Work Camp Accommodation; .2 Accessory uses including; • Dining Lounge; • Recreational Facility, Indoor and Outdoor; • Laundry facilities; • Parking, transportation services and associated supports. 4.0 Amend Section 8.2.3 Regulations of the M2 – Heavy Industrial Zone to include as follows: .4 Special Regulations – Density for Industrial Work Camp Accommodation .1 Maximum base density of 500 sleeping units (1 person/unit) may be increased to a density of 3000 sleeping units (1 person/unit), by provision of amenity contributions in accordance with the table below. COLUMN I SPECIAL AMENITY TO BE PROVIDED



500 sleeping units

1. Bonus A - The provision of a cash payment of $500 per sleeping unit, paid as each unit becomes operational, to the Terrace Affordable Housing Fund, to be used in proximity to the contributing property.

501-1000 sleeping unit

2. Bonus B - The provision of a cash payment of $750 per sleeping unit paid as each unit becomes operational, to the Terrace Affordable Housing Fund, to be used in proximity to the contributing property.

1001-2000 sleeping unit

3. Bonus C - The provision of a cash payment of $1000 per sleeping unit paid as each unit becomes operational, to the Terrace Affordable Housing Fund, to be used in proximity to the contributing property.

2001-3000 sleeping unit

5.0 Amend Section 4.19 Offstreet Parking and Loading, Table 1 to include as follows:

Quiet one bedroom in Thornhill. First and last month’s rent. D/D & good references req’d. No smoking or pets. $550/mo.Call: 250-638-8639

COLUMN I Class of Building Industrial Work Camp Accommodation

COLUMN II Required Number of Spaces 1 parking space for every 5 Sleeping Units

Rooms for Rent Private entrance, bdrm, bathroom, shared laundry, kitchen & family room in pleasant rural setting. Single working person preferred. No smoking. $800/month includes utilities. Call: 250-635-2837

Shared Accommodation Furnished Upper 2-Level House to share rent, 8kms out of town. 3bdrm, 2 full baths. Pet friendly, N/S environment. $2,000/mo. incl. all utilities. Avail. May 31st. Call Earl at: 250 635-8811.

Suites, Upper 3 bedroom upstairs suite, downtown Terrace. Newly renovated new carpets, new painting new kitchen with appliances included. Spacious living room. $2000/month plus utilities. 250-635-0705

Townhouses 3 BDRM, 2 bath townhouse. Avail now. Like new throughout. Cherry cabinets & island, 5 appl’s. Walsh/ Horseshoe area. Definitely NP/NS. $2500./mo. 1 year lease. Call 250-638-7747 leave message. AVAIL. MAY 1st. 3 bdrm / 3 bath townhouse. Walsh/Horseshoe. N/P, N/S. Fully furnished or unfurnished. $2500./mo. 1-2 Please call year lease. (250)638-7747 leave message

BYLAW INSPECTION: THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT BYLAW AND RELEVANT BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS MAY BE INSPECTED in the reception area at the City of Terrace Public Works Building at 5003 Graham Avenue, Terrace, B.C., between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day from Wednesday, April 2, 2014 to Monday, April 14, 2014 excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays. For enquiries concerning this application contact the Planning Department at 250-615-4000. PUBLIC HEARING DETAILS: Any persons wishing to voice their opinions regarding this application may do so in writing, and/or in person, AT THE PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD IN THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, AT 7:00 P.M. ON MONDAY, April 14, 2014. THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, R.S.B.C., 1996, AND AMENDMENTS THERETO.

PURPOSE: To facilitate the construction of temporary Industrial Work Camp Accommodation. BYLAW INSPECTION: THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT BYLAW AND RELEVANT BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS MAY BE INSPECTED at the City of Terrace Public Works Building at 5003 Graham Avenue, Terrace, B.C., between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day from Wednesday, April 2, 2014 to Monday, April 14, 2014 excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays. For enquiries concerning this application contact the Planning Department at 250-615-4000. PUBLIC HEARING DETAILS: Any persons wishing to voice their opinions regarding this application may do so in writing, and/or in person, AT THE PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD IN THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, AT 7:00 P.M. ON MONDAY, April 14, 2014. THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, R.S.B.C., 1996, AND AMENDMENTS THERETO.


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Townhouses PINE CREST 3 Bdrm. 2 Level T/H 1 ½ bath No pets Call Jenn 622-4304 TOWNHOMES in KITIMAT 3 bdrm, 1 ½ bath, carport Start $700. Sorry no Pets. Call Greg 639-0110

Cars - Sports & Imports

THIS WEEKS SPECIALS 2010 Toyota Tundra Access Cab, 4x4, V8, Long Box, Power Drivers Seat, Captains Chairs, A/C, C/C, 132,472 kms

Want to Rent PERFECT TENANTS looking for a home to rent. Married couple with small, well-behaved dog, transferring to Terrace for July. Ideally we would like to rent a house with a garage, but would be willing to look at duplexes or townhouses or even an updated and private suite (upper or lower) with parking for 2 vehicles. Our budget is $1500 plus utilities and we are willing to sign a lease. Please call 250-5528577. I work during the day, so evenings are best to call, or leave a message. Thank you RESPONSIBLE, hard working and extremely cleanly new family seeking long term rental (or rent to buy) home with yard. Couple was born and raised in terrace BC trying to avoid being driven out of home town due to high rental prices please contact Ashley at 250635-0424

Cars - Sports & Imports



2011 Toyota RAV4 4 Dr., 4x4, Auto, Power Locks, P/W, Aux In, CD, C/C, A/C, Traction Control, 67,098 kms



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4600/4700 GRAHAM AVENUE RECONSTRUCTION CONTRACT Tender documents for full roadway reconstruction including water and drainage works of the above mentioned road, are available from April 11, 2014 at the Public Works Building at 5003 Graham Avenue, weekdays between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., for a non-refundable fee of $25.00 each. A site meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m., at the intersection of Eby Street and Graham Avenue. Tender Closing at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014.

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Sealed tenders marked “Bristol Road Upgrade Construction Contract 2013-1439-1” will be received no later than 3:00 pm local time on Monday May 5, 2014 by the Terrace Kitimat Airport Society at the office of McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. Suite #1 – 5008 Pohle Avenue, Terrace, BC V8G 4S8. This tender is for the construction of storm water, sanitary sewer, water main, shallow utilities and road construction on Bristol Road. The owner reserves the right to reject any or all of the Tenders and the lowest tender will not necessarily be accepted. Tender Documents may be viewed at the TerraceKitimat Airport Administration Office or at McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. Suite #1 – 5008 Pohle Avenue, Terrace, B.C on or after April 10, 2014. A recommended pre-tender meeting will be held on April 29, 2014 at the Terrace Kitimat Airport Administration Building at 10:00 a.m. Tender documents may be obtained at no cost in PDF on or after April 10, 2014 from McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd., Suite #1 – 5008 Pohle Avenue, Terrace, BC V8G 4S8, or by hard copy for a non-refundable deposit of $150.00 made payable to McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. Project Engineer contact: Joel Barkman, P.Eng. Phone: (250) 631-4071 or

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INVITATION TO BID AQUATIC CENTRE PROJECT The City of Terrace is inviting bids from qualified contractors for repair and renovation work at the Aquatic Centre. A site visit is recommended. Documents will be provided to interested bidders electronically on Thursday, April 10, 2014. Contact Floyd Mann at Terrace Sportsplex for more information 250.615.3022 or CITY OF TERRACE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT TAKE NOTICE THAT application has been made to amend Section of Zoning Bylaw No. 1431-1995. THE SUBJECT LAND: The application affects the land located at 4816 Hwy 16 W, within the City of Terrace, shown hatched on the accompanying map and described as: Amended Lot D (Plan 5365), District Lot 362, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 1919 THE INTENT: To Amend Section by including the following: .2 Despite the provisions of this Part, the following provisions shall apply to: .8 Amended Lot D (Plan 5365), District Lot 362, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 1919 .1 In addition to the uses described in the following uses shall be permitted: .2 manufacturing, light

PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENTION DISPOSAL OF LAND TAKE NOTICE THAT, in accordance with the Community Charter, the Council of the City of Terrace proposes to sell fee simple to the land legally described as PID: 025-045-326 Lot A, District Lot 362, Range 5, Coast District, Plan PRP 46812 and located at 3304 Kenney Street. The property is presently zoned R5 High-Density Multi-Family Residential. This is an invitation by the City for interested parties to make offers to purchase the Land. The City will only consider serious offers submitted on the terms and conditions of, and using, the City’s Standard Offer to Purchase. This is not a tender or auction. The City reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to accept or reject any or all offers on any grounds it considers appropriate and the highest offer will not necessarily be accepted. A minimum offer of $450,000 is required. The party whose offer is accepted by the City will be required within three (3) business days of the City’s notice of acceptance, to provide a non-refundable deposit by a certified cheque, payable to the City of Terrace, for $10,000, in accordance with the City’s Standard Offer to Purchase. The City will accept offers until 10:00 a.m. April 28, 2014. The City is not bound by or liable for any verbal inquires. Prospective offerors are solely responsible to make all appropriate inquiries as to the condition of the Land and its suitability for the purposes for which they wish to purchase it. INFORMATION PACKAGE CAN BE OBTAINED AT: Public Works 5003 Graham Avenue Terrace, BC V8G 1B3 Telephone: 250.615.4000 Fax: 250.635.3467 THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 26 OF THE COMMUNITY CHARTER, AND AMENDMENTS THERETO. Alisa Thompson, Corporate Administrator

BYLAW INSPECTION: THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT BYLAW AND RELEVANT BACKGROUND DOCUMENTS MAY BE INSPECTED in the reception area at the City of Terrace Public Works Building at 5003 Graham Avenue, Terrace, B.C., between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day from Wednesday, April 2, 2014 to Monday, April 14, 2014 excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Statutory Holidays. For enquiries concerning this application contact the Planning Department at 250615-4000. PUBLIC HEARING DETAILS: Any persons wishing to voice their opinions regarding this application may do so in writing, and/or in person, AT THE PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD IN THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL CHAMBERS, AT 7:00 P.M. ON MONDAY, April 14, 2014. THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, R.S.B.C., 1996, AND AMENDMENTS THERETO.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014  Terrace Standard

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Terrace Standard, April 09, 2014  

April 09, 2014 edition of the Terrace Standard

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