PRINCE RUPERT VOL. 9 NO. 21
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Where is Jonathan Knight?
FIRE IT UP Community
BY SHAUN THOMAS
Students return from tour of Europe Page A7
PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
As the long weekend began, family and friends of Jonathan Knight remained in the dark about what happened to the Prince Rupert man. Knight was last seen at 2:30 p.m. on May 7 and was scheduled to pick a friend up from work at 10 p.m. that day, but he never showed. The next day, the Dodge Durango he had been driving was recovered at - Cpl. Dave Tyreman Telegraph Point approximately 62 kilometres east of Prince Rupert. Inside the vehicle, RCMP discovered the receipt for a seven-foot inflatable boat with a foot pump and firestarter. His hat was later found down the river. The location, coupled with recent research, led friends to believe he had tried to cross the river to get to a cabin in the Khatada Lake / Davis Lake area. See KNIGHT on Page A2
“We are hopeful at some point he will come back .”
Feature George Sampson a mentor to athletes Page A10
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Tyler Winther lights the acetylene torch as Charles Hays Secondary School shop teacher David Archibald looks on during a trades celebration and open house on Thursday. For more on the event, see Page A8.
Massive spike in homelessness projected
Sports Sarah McChesney strong in the pool Page A16
Haida Gwaii SGang Gwaay adorns new stamp Page B1
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Affordable housing in short supply BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
The plight of Durwin Gordon, published by The Northern View on May 7, has shined a light on what advocates for the homeless say is a problem nearing crisis levels in Prince Rupert. Gordon was forced to spend several nights on the street in April, but donations have since allowed him to temporarily stay at the Moby Dick Inn. Peggy Davenport, a retired nurse who is trying to help Gordon find a permanent home, said Gordon had stayed at Raffles Inn previously, but was unable to go back after a spinal injury left him paralyzed from the waist down. He was placed at Sunset Villa on a medical stay and eventually applied for one of the BC Housing development’s two wheelchair-accessible units. According to
“We’re going to see our community starting to look like downtown Vancouver.” - Coun. Joy Thorkelson Davenport, Gordon was denied because “he wouldn’t be able to keep the apartment clean”. There are four wheelchair-accessible BC Housing units in the community and a spokesperson for the agency told the Northern View there was no waiting list for these units as of March 31. The agency isn’t permitted to discuss specific cases, but a representative said the Housing Registry may deny individuals a
unit for a variety of reasons ranging from an unsatisfactory tenancy history or worsening their current living situation to outstanding debt to a subsidized housing provider. Davenport claims that Gordon has run out of housing options; he depends on government assistance and is unable to find wheelchairaccessible low-cost rental properties. When hotel room donations run out, Gordon will be homeless. And he’s not alone. Two organizations that provide emergency shelters in Prince Rupert have seen usage increase in the past year, and at maximum capacity a number of times. The Prince Rupert Salvation Army said demand is high for the eight beds at Raffles Inn it supplies to the homeless.
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Million-dollar grants for the Northwest BY JOSH MASSEY TERRACE / Black Press
The provincial government says it’s going to give northwestern municipal governments, including Prince Rupert and Port Edward, up to $1 million to handle growth pressures tied to industrial development. The announcement was made by Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes on Friday. “The item that was the most significant and important for me is how to prepare northwest communities for the great opportunity but also the great challenges we have ahead,” said Oakes of her first year as MLA in charge of her own ministry. The money will flow in two equal streams for assessment and planning – one to figure out what water, sewer, road and other projects are needed and the other to adapt land use and other associated bylaws as industrial expansion takes place. Oakes said she recognized the $150,000 promised to the northwest by Premier Christy Clark in September wasn’t sufficient to help communities deal with the impacts of industrial growth. “I went back with what I had heard from the communities and I said ‘look, this isn’t really going to be enough to help the communities to prepare,’” she said. Regional districts and municipalities in northwestern B.C. will be able to apply for the money through the Northern Development Initiative Trust which, along with representatives of the provincial government, will help groups develop proposals and decide how the money is allotted. Oakes said the funds will be used for developing engineered proposals for infrastructure that can then be used to apply for various federal grants and to agencies such as BC Housing. Oakes said she also wants proposals to address culture and recreation. “When you are building a community, it’s not just about pipes in the ground.”
Knight survived crossing: RCMP KNIGHT from Page A1 With that information, RCMP were joined by the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 64 out of Prince Rupert and the Terrace Ground Search and Rescue along the Skeena River on Wednesday and Thursday. But it would be a private boater who radioed in to say he had spotted the boat in question along the banks. Upon arrival, Cpl. Dave Tyreman said the boat was found right side up with the paddle, foot pump and carrying bag still inside, meaning the boat had not tipped over or otherwise capsized. However, there were no ropes on the bow or stern of the boat, leading RCMP to believe Knight made it across the river, gathered his equipment and walked away without securing it to the shore. Searches continued on land and water on Friday, but there was still no sign of the 24-yearold. “At this point we have nothing. We just have to hope that once he needs assistance or runs out of food that he will make his way to the river bank where he left the
RCMP spent three days last week searching for Jonathan Knight along the banks of the Skeena River.
boat and search and rescue personnel will find him,” said Tyreman. “We’re definitely not giving up.” Knight is described as a white male, 5’11” in height, 204 lbs with green eyes, brown hair,
moustache and goatee. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-6270700. Look for the latest details on this story on our website at thenorthernview.com.
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Housing shortage looms as industry develops HOUSING from Page A1 “We’ve been fairly busy. I would estimate that we’re averaging about 80 per cent occupancy. Last year, it was about 50 per cent,” said Capt. Gary Sheils, noting all beds have been taken on several occasions. The North Coast Transition Society (NCTS) provides homeless outreach services such as providing support to individuals stabilizing their lives and helping find affordable housing. The society manages and operates the Eagles Landings Apartments, setting aside eight rooms for anyone without a place to stay, two of which are wheelchair accessible. All of these units are currently in use. Christine White, NCTA executive director, said there has been an increase in the number of people using the society’s services over the past year, with the NTCS being forced to turn away individuals because all units were in use. White fears this trend will continue. “The expected increase in employment will have a big effect on available rental housing and the risk of homelessness to low income clients will increase,” she said. Capt. Sheils believes the jump is being created by people who have lost their former residences for whatever reason, noting many low-cost rentals are being snatched up by community-newcomers. City councillor Joy Thorkelson said the lack of affordable and supportive rental units in the community needs to be addressed before the expected influx of
people comes with proposed development. “We at the Fishermen’s Hall already had three homeless people two weeks ago come down to the union hall looking for a place to stay out of the rain ... because they couldn’t stay at the shelter,” she said. “If we don’t do anything we’re going to see our community starting to look like downtown Vancouver.” Thorkelson said non-profit housing buildings that were demolished in the community should have all been replaced by BC Housing and the government. In the past decade the province has torn down 90 affordable housing units in Prince Rupert and have rebuilt 48 since 2009: 23 for women and children and 25 for seniors. “At the time, BC Housing determined it was not economically feasible to rebuild the same number of units in the community as they would likely continue to remain vacant,” said a BC Housing spokesperson, noting the province introduced an assistance program in 2006 to help lowincome families living in private housing. Currently, BC Housing and its housing providers have 439 subsidized units in Prince Rupert, with 37 households receiving rental supplements to keep the cost of private market rentals modest. When asked if all units are in use, the agency said it “works with a number of non-profit housing providers in Prince Rupert” and doesn’t “have immediate access to the rental status of all their
Martina Perry / The Northern View
Although community donations have allowed Durwin Gordon to stay at the Moby Dick Inn instead of the streets, his situation brought attention to the lack of affordable housing.
properties”. M’akola Housing Society manages a majority of BC Housing properties in Prince Rupert, with 48 of the 332 units it administers being vacant. However, none of these are currently available to rent, with 19 being unfit to live in and 29 at various stages of the rental process or under repair. As of March 31, there were 55 applicants on the Housing Registry waiting list. “If someone is without shelter, they are not put on a waiting list. Housing outreach providers funded by the province will work with our housing partners to provide shelter that could include space in an emergency shelter or stable housing,” said
a BC Housing representative. “The province is working with northern communities to manage the growth expected due to resource sector activity over the next few years”. Council passed a motion to lobby provincial and federal governments for more supportive housing in Prince Rupert, requesting a meeting to discuss what can be done. NCTS’s housing outreach program can be contacted at 250-627-8959 ext. 24, while at-risk women and their children are encouraged to call 250-600-0793. The Salvation Army program can be reached at 250-622-7348.
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Minister’s talk totally useless
ometimes you just have to look politicians square in the eyes and say: “Good try, but everything you just said is completely useless. Would you like to try again?” Such is the case with Justice Minister Suzanne Anton this week as she attempted to spin something out of thin air to make it look like the government has done anything about the Highway of Tears between Prince Rupert and Prince George since Wally Oppal released his public inquiry report in December, 2012. You see, she said there is the affordable Northern Health Connections bus and, through a contract with the province, Telus is working to extend cellular coverage along Highway 16. These Shaun Thomas things are making the highway safer. But the problem with this is both of these things were in place well before Oppal ever tabled his report. The Connections Bus has been running for more than five years and the contract in question was signed with Telus in 2011. The one major recommendation related to Highway 16 coming from Oppal and his public inquiry into missing and murdered women in the province was that “the province should develop and implement an enhanced public transit system to provide safe travels between northern communities, particularly along Highway 16”. And in that regard, if you put the movement of glacial ice against progress by the province one can be failry certain the glacier would win time and time again. Going back to the criticism that the NDP have been leveling against the government for the past two years, the truth of the matter is the province has done absolutely nothing in the past 18 months to make safer a stretch of highway where more than a dozen women have gone missing or been murdered. It just doesn’t seem to be a priority on the radar and to insinuate otherwise is completely disingenous. So, once again, good try, but everything you just said is completely useless. Would you like to try again?
Todd is the stone in North Coast shoe
aybe, just maybe Christy Clark and Minister of Transport, continues to punish the North the B.C. Liberals are getting their Coast for the temerity of electing a NDP member. heads out of their Lower Mainland. Punish is not a strong enough word, but it will have But then there’s Todd. to suffice as this is a G-rated newspaper. A few weeks back, I suggested that Stone suggested a while back that if, MIA, er, Northwest B.C.’s share of the provincial pie, MLA Jennifer Rice wanted her ferry routes back made mainly by Northern ingredients, was long on the North Coast, she might want to support overdue. LNG. Well, on Friday we got a small slice. John Horgan, the man who won the job nobody In an announcement last week, Minister of wanted and Rice’s new boss, has publicly pledged Community, Sport and Cultural Development NDP support of LNG development. Coralee Oakes said communities such as Port For the love of God Jennifer, do what your boss Todd Hamilton Edward and Prince Rupert would be receiving is telling you to do and give Todd what he wants up to $1 million to handle resource development and let’s get our ferry service back. growth pressures. As you so eloquently pointed out in your speech To her credit, she said she saw that the paltry $150,000 to the Legislature, design companies and bed and breakfasts promised earlier by Clark was not enough. will be tremendously injured. “I went back with what I had heard from the communities But Jennifer and Todd, the ferry cuts go much deeper. and I said ‘look, this isn’t really going to be enough to help the Other companies and people, like, I dunno, every damn, er, communities to prepare,’” she said in an article on Page 2 of darn business and person on Haida Gwaii or the North Coast The Northern View. is, and will be, hurting. The “up to” one million dollars is welcome but certainly a As Shaun Thomas pointed out in last week’s The Northern long way from what will be needed — sooner rather than later. View front page article about full sailings, waitlists and But give ‘em credit, it’s a start ... and it’s not even an election essential supplies piling up awaiting a ferry, the idiocy of year. Stone’s decision is not only apparent — it borders on petulant. That said, Todd Stone still has his head stuck up his Todd you made a mistake. Now fix it. Coquihalla. The Kamloops-South Thompson MLA and You are embarassing a proud first name — Minister.
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With vehicle reservations booked solid on many trips, should BC Ferries increase sailings on the North Coast?
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Photo courtesy Prince Rupert Port Authority REBIRTH OF A TERMINAL: Early progress on the Fairview Container Terminal conversion project in 2005. Today’s fast-growing container-handling operation was built on the foundation of a breakbulk cargo facility that opened in the early 1970s.
Container conversion Neither oil option is appealing created opportunities
Letters to the editor
Editor: Oh great, we have a “debate” between David Black and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Here I was thinking the question was: “do we have oil tankers or no oil tankers?” And I thought we decided 25 years ago — no oil tankers. Since the Valdez oil spill we’ve had a moratorium. Now, according to Black and the CAPP, the decision is not whether or not to risk an oil spill, it’s which kind of oil. Let me see if I can follow Black’s logic. We don’t want to risk an oil spill. A bitumen spill is worse than an oil spill. Therefore, let’s risk an oil
“We couldn’t clean it up then ... we can’t clean it up now.”
- Luanne Roth spill. In fact that’s the green choice! Or is his refinery going to produce soda pop? It would produce oil just like the oil which devastated 750 kilometres in Alaska. We couldn’t clean it up then and everyone acknowledges we can’t clean it up now. Luanne Roth Prince Rupert
Port Simpson ideal for refinery Editor: Anything would be an improvement on the Enbridge bitumen shipping proposal as it stands. To use David Black’s words in his recent column concerning his refinery proposal, “the grounding of the Exxon Valdez in Alaska in 1989 is often held up as an example of how bad an oil spill ... can be”. However, a spill of bitumen at sea would be much worse. The Exxon Valdez carried light crude. After four years of work, less than 10 per cent of the [oil] has been recovered.” Some say that, with GPS-based navigation and double hulls, spills such as Exxon Valdez are not possible today. “They are wrong,” Black says. “Double hulls do not prevent hull fracture ... most marine accidents are caused by human inattention.” So another Exxon Valdez could happen in the Douglas Channel, even with Black’s refined products.
But, build the refinery and bitumen shipping terminal in a more acceptable location – in the Port Simpson area – and at the same time helping Northern Gateway to regain some B.C. public support. And begin shipping bitumen to world markets sooner, while we wait for the refinery to be completed. The relatively perfect solution would be to convince Kinder Morgan to also move to the Port Simpson area, also jointly with Enbridge and Black’s refinery. This would very much reduce the threat of bitumen spills in southern B.C.’s very busy waters. Maybe Mr. Harper could chat with Kinder Morgan folks and start the ball rolling – increasing greatly the possibility that any bitumen pipelines will be built in B.C., ever – as proposed. Carl Shalansky, North Vancouver, B.C.
Job vision could be blurred Editor: With Kitimat Clean (KC), David Black proposes “reducing the planet’s greenhouse gas emissions” Laudable, but is it greenwash? The end use of KC’s product will augment GGE, and the tar sands, KC’s source, has its own sorry story with more than just global warming. Moreover, the threat of Northern Gateway is in no way reduced. Need for caution on Mr. Black’s argument appears most graphically when paint from his
green brush gets in his eyes and he contradicts himself: his claimed jobs “in excess of 50 years” two paragraphs later becomes “good permanent jobs.” Vision can so blind us. If he wishes “far better for the global environment”, Mr. Black could invest in conversion to fixed rail transport and plastics alternatives: extraordinary job creation, with a safer future. Dr. David Heinimann, Terrace, B.C.
s a breakbulk handling facility, Fairview Terminal was well-utilized between its first vessel call in 1973 and the early 1990s, when terminal throughput began to decline across all lines of business. Despite the port’s best efforts to replace the steady loss of lumber volumes with pulp from across western Canada, by the year 2000 nearly all forest products for export were being loaded into containers in BC’s southern ports and exported to Asia. In 2002, volumes through Fairview were negligible. As early as 1996, Port Authority staff launched studies into the potential for converting the terminal to a container handling facility, as it was clear any future opportunities for Fairview lay in containerized trade. For any port to operate a successful container terminal, it requires both import traffic and loaded containers for export to attract major shipping companies. Unlike most other North American ports, Prince Rupert does not have a large population to support the large-scale import of consumer goods from Asia. Fortunately, the Port of Prince Rupert’s geographic proximity to Asia and rail corridor connection give it a significant advantage in time and cost for linking inbound cargoes to major markets all over the continent. In fact, the absence of a local market gave Prince Rupert the opportunity to create a unique, modern intermodal operation, without interference from road traffic or congestion on its underutilized rail link. Initial planning was for a modest conversion of Fairview Terminal pegged at $28 million, which would only handle container ships with a 3,000–4,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) capacity. It quickly became apparent that to capitalize on the port’s natural deep water advantage, the new terminal would need to accommodate the newer, larger container ships being designed for trans-Pacific trade, which at the time were as large as 13,000 TEUs. Specific investments by senior levels of government helped the Port Authority confirm the ambitious vision. A number of terminal operators responded to the Port Authority’s call for submissions. Maher Terminals of New Jersey stood out. With 60 years of experience, including operating the largest container terminal in North America, Maher signed an agreement with the Port in 2004. It gave the project increased credibility in the international marine community. In September 2007, the conversion project was completed and Fairview Terminal was opened for business. Despite launching at the outset of a major collapse in world trade, when other West Coast facilities experienced dramatic reductions in traffic, the terminal experienced immediate success. This is likely due to the combined enthusiasm of its operator and the labour of local ILWU workers, who embraced the sophisticated techniques involved in working at the new state-of-the-art facility. It was also a result of Prince Rupert’s unique value proposition—and, of course, the decision by the COSCO container shipping line to serve the port. In just over six years, Fairview Container Terminal developed into one of the fastest-growing container terminals in the world, and today serves Canada as a premier gateway for diverse types of containerized cargo, both imported and exported. Re:port is a collaborative promotional venture by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and The Northern View.
A6 â€˘ Northern View â€˘ May 21, 2014
Cityâ€™s expansion plans approved
BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
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The City of Prince Rupert just got a little bigger. On May 16, the provincial government announced it had approved a request from council to include the land containing the cityâ€™s water supply on the other side of Fern Passage within the municipal boundaries. District Lot 444 is a parcel of land already owned by the city, but Mayor Jack Mussallem said it was important to get it within the formal boundary. â€œThis inclusion protects the cityâ€™s source of drinking water and will lead to sustainable growth and other opportunities,â€? he said. Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes also noted the inclusion of this land presents some good opportunities for the city going forward. â€œThe Government of British Columbia is pleased to work with local governments in the Northwest to prepare for industrial development and the economic opportunity it will bring to communities,â€? she said. The city applied to the province for the inclusion of the land in early March after receiving no negative feedback on the idea and Mussallem said he is grateful for the quick response. â€œThe City of Prince Rupert appreciates the provincial governmentâ€™s support through the Ministry ... for the inclusion of District Lot 444 into the municipal boundaries,â€? he said. Plans for further expansion of municpal boundaries remain on hold following concerns raised by neighbouring communities.
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Charles Hays students reflect on European tour Stops in Italy, Greece BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
Forty Grade 11 and 12 students from Charles Hays Secondary returned home with a new mindset after a recent trip to Europe. Charles Hays vice-principal Mikael Russell wanted to give students a broader perspective of all the world has to offer and knew an educational trip would be a good way to instill this. “I think it’s important students know there’s a larger world out there and that there’s a lot to be gained from it,” he explained. For CHSS’ Blake Foxall, Kyler Eckess, Savanna Naylor and Kylie Sheperd, the trip opened their eyes and helped sparked new ambitions. “The trip showed us that the world isn’t this small town named Prince Rupert. It’s a big world with different cultures and different ways of thinking,” said Foxall, adding it was an “astounding experience”. “It was definitely a trip of a lifetime. It made me want to go out and see the world and has made me set my goals high,” Eckess said. The first international destination for the group was Italy, with students starting their trip off in a small village outside of Rome. “It wasn’t a big tourist place, it was just a little town where we got to see how people lived,” explained Naylor. While in Rome students viewed historical sites like the Vatican and the Colosseum, with both Eckess and Naylor saying pictures don’t do them justice. The Charles Hays gang also travelled to Florence, as
Students take in the architecture of the Colosseum in Rome during their tour of Europe.
well as Pisa where they saw the Leaning Tower of Pisa, before leaving Italy. “You don’t realize how much it’s leaning until you’re actually there. I thought it was just a little bit, but it seriously seems like it’s going to fall over,” said Sheperd. The group then travelled to Greece where they observed the ancient ruins, as well as the Acropolis in Athens. “I appreciate how they’ve kept everything preserved
since it was built,” said Sheperd. “It’s proof of how long human creation can stand. It was amazing to see,” added Naylor. For some it was their first international experience and Russell hopes more students will be able to go on similar expeditions in the future. “I would like to see every Grade 11 and 12 student get the opportunity to do some kind of overseas trip. Hopefully this is the foundation for future trips,” he said.
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Open House and Invitation to Comment Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Ltd. (Proponent), a wholly owned subsidiary of TransCanada PipeLines Limited, is proposing the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project (proposed Project), an approximately 900 km natural gas pipeline from near the District of Hudson’s Hope to the proposed Paciﬁc NorthWest LNG liqueﬁed natural gas export facility on Lelu Island, within the District of Port Edward. The proposed Project would involve the construction and operation of a 48-inch (1,219 mm) diameter pipeline, metering facility, and three compressor stations, with provision for up to an additional ﬁve compressor stations to allow for future expansion. The proposed Project will have an initial capacity of approximately 2.0 billion cubic feet (bcf/day) with potential for expansion to approximately 3.6 bcf/day. The proposed Project is subject to review under British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Act. The Proponent has now submitted its application (Application) to obtain an environmental assessment certiﬁcate, which is required before any work can be undertaken on the proposed Project. In order to provide information to the public about the Application, and to receive comments from the public, the Environmental Assessment Ofﬁce of British Columbia (EAO) invites the public to attend Open Houses at the following locations. All open houses will be held between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 16 – Terrace Open House Best Western Plus Terrace, Skeena Ballroom 4553 Greig Avenue, Terrace
June 17 – Port Edward Open House Community Centre 770 Paciﬁc Avenue, Port Edward June 18 – Hazelton Open House New Hazelton Elementary School 3275 Bowser Street, New Hazelton
EAO accepts public comments through the following ways: •
By Online Form at: http://www.eao.gov.bc.ca
By Mail: Nathan Braun Project Assessment Manager Environmental Assessment Ofﬁce PO Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt Victoria BC V8W 9V1
June 19 – Smithers Open House Hudson’s Bay Lodge, Ferguson Room 3251 Highway 16 East, Smithers June 23 – Hudson’s Hope Open House Community Hall 10310 Kyllo Street, Hudson’s Hope June 24 – Mackenzie Open House St. Peter’s Church Hall 599 Skeena Drive, Mackenzie June 25 – Fort St. James Open House Music Maker’s Hall 255 2nd Avenue East, Fort St. James There are 45 days for the submission of comments by the public in relation to the Application. The comment period will begin on May 26, 2014 and end on July 10, 2014. All comments received during this comment period will be considered. The intention of seeking public comments on the Application for an environmental assessment certiﬁcate is to ensure that all potential effects – environmental, economic, social, heritage and health – that might result from the proposed Project are identiﬁed for consideration as part of the assessment process.
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An electronic copy of the Application and information regarding the environmental assessment process are available at www.eao.gov. bc.ca. Paper copies of the Application are available for viewing at public libraries in Prince Rupert, Granisle, Hazelton and Fort St. James, as well as TransCanada ofﬁces: •
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Digital copies are available at libraries in Fort St. John, Taylor, Hudson’s Hope, Chetwynd, Mackenzie, Prince George, Stewart and Terrace. For community members interested in paper copies libraries will redirect you to other resources.
Park Boundary Adjustment Application Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Ltd. is preparing a Park Boundary Adjustment application for Anhluut’ukwsim Laxmihl Angwinga’asanskwhl Nisga’a, the Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park. As part of this process, BC Parks requires Prince Rupert Gas Transmission to undertake public consultation, including open houses. A distance of 12.1 kilometres of the proposed natural gas transmission line is proposed to follow Highway 113 through Nisga’a Memorial Lava Bed Park. An adjustment to the park boundary will be required if the project is to proceed along the proposed route. As part of the open houses, information on the proposed boundary adjustment will be available. Participants will have the opportunity to provide input to inform Prince Rupert Gas Transmission’s Application to BC Parks. A summary of the application is available for viewing at www.princerupertgas.com. Public comments on the proposed boundary adjustment should be submitted to Prince Rupert Gas Transmission via an online form at www.princerupertgas.com. Comments will be accepted between May 26 to July 10. Prince Rupert Gas Transmission will provide a summary of comments to BC Parks.
NOTE: All submissions received by EAO during the comment period in relation to the proposed Project are considered public and will be posted to EAO website.
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Comment period for LNG pipeline now underway BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
If you have concerns or comments about the pipeline that would serve the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal on Lelu Island, now is the time to make them known. TransCanada Pipeline kicked off the environmental assessment for its Prince Rupert Gas Transmission (PRGT) Project on May 16, which includes a a 45-day public comment period that runs from May 26 to July 9. Part of that public comment period will be an open house from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Port Edward Community Centre on June 17. The project includes a 900-kilometre pipeline from the Hudson’s Hope area to Lelu Island, including underwater pipeline from the Nass Valley to Port Edward. TransCanada’s president of development Alex Pourbaix said it’s important people weigh in on a project he says is important to the province’s future. “By transporting natural gas to export markets, PRGT will support thousands of jobs in the natural gas sector and other industries and provide significant tax revenue for government, which helps to pay for the important social services British Columbians and other Canadians rely upon,” he said.
CHSS puts the focus on trades BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
The Prince Rupert School District (SD52) knows trades training is vital to fill industry jobs anticipated in northern B.C., and is doing what it can to link its students to them. With assistance, SD52 provides opportunities for students to start trades training in the community, some of which were showcased at an open house at CHSS on Thursday. “We’re all very aware of the need to provide our students with options to both discover and begin their training in trades fields while they’re still in school. Partnerships with industry and Northwest Community College go a long way in providing those options,” said Sandra Jones, superintendent of the school district. The event marked the official opening of CHSS’ new automotive shop, with Rupertites being able to check it out, along with the school’s metal and wood shops. Charles Hays’ metal shop housed the Coastal Pathways Partnership Millwright Foundations Program last semester, which included students from NWCC and the ACE-IT program. Coastal Pathways industry partners donated a substantial amount of equipment for the course,
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Tyler Winther, a recent graduate of the Millwright Foundation Program, experimented with Charles Hays Secondary metal shop equipment with shop instructor David Archibald providing guidance.
which CHSS teacher David Archibald said has benefitted all metal students. “It’s been nice having the extra equipment around for the kids, and the shop layout is much more connected to having larger class sizes,” he said, adding it has expanded on the projects students can undertake. “Having the millwright program has given kids the idea that there’s further steps to take after completing the metal shop program,” Archibald added. Former CHSS student Tyler Winther recently completed the first
level of academic millwright training, and said the shop’s equipment helped to reinforce what students were learning in their bookwork. Students must secure apprenticeship placements to move on to the second level of academic millwright training, which have been difficult to secure. NWCC brought its mobile trades training facility to the event, a 53-footlong trailer that can accommodate 12-students with virtual exploratory and apprenticeship Heavy Equipment Operator training opportunities.
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Work Channel Entrepreneurs awarded for innovation hydro planned Herb-infused spring water
BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
BY ROD LINK Sequoia Energy is hoping for approval to build a 68 kilometre power line to connect the Prince Rupert substation to seven proposed hydropower projects around Quotton Inlet off Work Channel. The company’s investigation plan outlines plans for a line that would run along the shores of the inlet and Work Channel capable of carrying 69 kilovolts of power to Prince Rupert in order to provide a potential 53.6 megawatts of power to the substation. Seqouia said it is planning to be as minimally invasive as possible during the investigation phase, with studies expected to continue until the end of 2015. “For investigative purposes, the proposed transmission line route will be accessed via boat landing, helicopter and by foot dependant on the area within the route requiring study. It is anticipated that a minimum of one helipad will need to be constructed to allow access to sections of the proposed transmission line that cannot be practically accessed by boat or by foot from existing access locations,” reads the report. The seven projects include examining potential at Toon River, McShane Creek, Quottone Inlet tributary, Marion Creek and Lachmach River. Once at the end of Work Channel Road, the power line would cut through the forest before reaching Highway 16 at the end of Diana Lake.
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Rick Brouwer is more convinced than ever the region could use a place to nurture regional creativity in the hope that what evolves could turn into a business. The executive director of the SkeenaNass Centre for Innovation in Resource Economics (SNCIRE) made the comment following its May 9 hosting of a competition challenging area residents to come up with products or creative ideas. “What we saw were some very good ideas and innovation. You just get the feeling more could be accomplished if we had some way, an incubator, to take these forward,” he said of 12 entries from around the region. The top placing entry, from Giulianna Hauknes of Prince Rupert and Christine Moody of Skidegate, won the $2,500 Terrace Community Forest Prize for Project Hlaana, natural spring water infused with traditional herbs, medicines and berries – all found on Haida Gwaii. The prize was based on most innovative use of a bioproduct.
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Giulianna Hauknes of Prince Rupert and Christine Moody of Skidegate took the top prize in the Skeena-Nass Centre for Innovation in Resource Economics competition.
“What we saw were some very good ideas.” - Rick Brouwer The Northwest Innovation Challenge, put on by SNCIRE through the sponsorship of various contributors, could be the last official act of the
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For the love of the game It’s about more than basketball to George Sampson BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
George Sampson’s playing career may be over, but the All Native Basketball Tournament’s rules and regulations committee member’s fingerprints are all over the careers of the athletes still playing today. The Friendship House director is continuous and tireless in his leadership and guidance of the Aboriginal youth of the community, ranging in ages from Grade 7 to college level. It starts with basketball, but the lessons and teachings the House imparts on the kids can be applied to all aspects of life. “There’s a saying, it takes a village to raise a child. I really like that,” George said. It’s a saying that defines what George’s work consists of. The Lax Kw’alaams native works at providing athletes, parents, coaches and organizers with the resources needed for the kids to succeed in whatever endeavours they choose to embark on. But he also needs the help of the respective villages to be able to provide them with the best support systems they can get. “Our No. 1 priority is education. We stress education but it doesn’t have to be in the school system, you could be going to an alternative school, you could be going to college, you could be going to [some sort of] training program. We promote role models so our players can be proper role models in the community,” he said. Through his work at the Friendship House and on the rules and regulations committee with the All Native tournament, George has supported countless youth in narrowing down their career options to hone in on their abilities and talents, on or off the court. Sampson pairs athletes with coaches and parents to fundraising opportunities so that when the time comes around for all the villages to come together in Prince Rupert, they’re prepared to show off the best sides of each First Nation group’s respective culture for the whole city to see. “It’s all about the culture that’s tied in [to the tournament]. It’s the food, the opening ceremonies, the regalia, the pride,” said the ex-Charles Hays Rainmaker and Prince Rupert Beaver. In addition to finding opportunities for children to succeed in Prince Rupert, George moderates the application process for rosters and settles any conflicts teams may have with eligibility concerns. “The rules and regulations committee makes sure that when there’s a protest, there are fact finders, because there are no ringers so our job is to make sure the tournament is fair ... Right before the tournament we make ourselves available to answer questions so that way we can now post rosters online at least two to three weeks ahead of time, so every team now scrutinizes the roster [looking for ways to get ahead],” he said. “When you’re there you’re going to have a very competitive team, you’re going to look for every advantage.”
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George Sampson is keeping a strong sense of tradition alive in young athletes.
“Respect, honour, dignity ... you just do it. It’s a reflection of who you are in the real world.” - George Sampson George works with legendary Charles Hays senior men’s coach Mel Bishop and other bench bosses to provide the different teams with the basketball fundamentals, but the real ability to play comes from within, says the board member. “Coaching is important, you can teach all the fundamentals in the world, but it’s the boy who doesn’t miss practice, it’s the boy who stays after practice, it’s the boy who does the running without being told, it’s the boy who chooses a lifestyle of right over wrong knowing full well he loves the game and that he loves it so much he sacrifices parts of him to make sure he’s on the right path,” he said. George has been on the committee for the past five years after the board approached him to be a member due to his work running the Junior All Native tournaments. He uses Skidegate Saints allstar Nate Vogstad as an example of a player whose passion drove him to success as opposed to talent or fundamentals, though each plays a part. “It’s the coaches, his managers, his elders, whoever’s working with him, and getting that fire inside him to come out, [it’s that] passion, his pride of Haida Gwaii,
his pride of Skidegate, his pride of who he is and where he’s from that sparks something inside him.” Some of George’s fondest memories of his own playing days were on the intermediate teams, where squads only have a three-year window to win a championship before they move onto the senior ranks. Those ages (19-21) are when players typically put on significant muscle mass and finally emerge from the lanky bodies they’ve lumbered around during their teenage years. “Some of them would come back and [after not seeing them for quite some time] we’d say ‘whoa are we glad to see you’, because some of these kids are big,” said George, who played small forward. “It’s funny, now a small forward’s probably sixfoot-one, six-foot-two. In my day, five-foot-ten was pretty big.” George has also learned some lessons of his own over the years. “It’s amazing when you work with younger people, they actually listen when they’re not looking at you. It’s like when [a kid’s] sitting down and his dad’s telling him something and he’s not looking up, he’s actually listening,” he said. Simplicity and brevity exemplify George Sampson’s philosophy in becoming an excellent role model. “Respect, honour, dignity, there’s all these words for it in the English language. In ours, it’s called ‘action’. You just do it, it’s a reflection of who you are in the real world,” he said. “I do a lot of promotion to try and be the best you can be in whatever you choose.”
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Safeway bags Skeena Taxi BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
Skeena Taxi drew first blood but Safeway claimed victory in Prince Rupert Youth Soccer Under-19 action on Thursday. Skeena Taxi dominated the opening minutes and much of the first half with Tyler Matalone and Katerina Samaras providing the bulk of the offence for the black-clad team, but the half ended 1-1. Matalone opened the scoring off a nice feed from fellow Skeena Taxi teammate and keeper Sukhraj Sekhon and David Smith replied for Safeway. In the second half, after Matalone replaced Sekhon in net for Skeena Taxi, Safeway found their legs. The team, led by coach Mike Cavin, scored two more goals in the second, with the insurance tally coming late in the game to seal the contest for Safeway. Safeway midfielder Norma Appollos did yeoman’s work along left-field and in centre, supporting her defence and making sure the ball was moved quickly to her attackers. “We do have strong players but we
don’t have one dominant player like every other team,” said Appollos after the match. “Last year it was different because we won the whole thing but we had a lot of star players, like we had Bryce [Meers] and Sukhraj and it was kind of uneven. It’s a lot different playing with this team because we’re really defensive whereas last year, we had both. We had defence and offence.” Meers had a couple quality chances for Skeena Taxi, but Safeway goalkeeper Ciaran Dudley was exceptional throughout the game to limit Skeena Taxi to one goal. Dudley also stopped a breakaway toward the end of the game when Safeway fumbled a free kick and Skeena Taxi broke out on the counter-attack only to have Dudley get a glove on the shot. “I think our team is really good at passing. We have the passing now, we just have to finish it. When you have a star on your team, they’ll [more often than not] take the shot, whereas our team might pass first. So [it’s] all about getting that confidence to shoot,” said Appollos,
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Tyler Matalone (8) is challenged on a breakaway during Safeway’s 3-1 win in Under-19 action last week.
who noted her opposition’s tendencies and exploited their weaknesses, driving Skeena’s strikers to their bad sides so they couldn’t shoot with their good foot. “I’m more defensive, I just feel like I
have to come back and help my team. I never play forward,” said the midfielder. Safeway looks to continue winning against Ridley Terminals Thursday. Skeena Taxi plays NSK Contracting.
Minor Hockey Association comes to city’s aid Buys Zamboni for Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, will loan to the city BY KEVIN CAMPBELL
“The amount of appreciation this city owes Minor Hockey is phenomenal .”
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A stunning donation by the Prince Rupert Minor Hockey Association (PRMHA) has enabled the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre to acquire a new Zamboni, something the rink was in dire need of after Prince Rupert’s existing ice resurfacing machines broke down last season. “The amount of appreciation this city owes minor hockey is phenomenal and everybody who’s a skater is going to be able to skate this year because of what they’ve done,” said Brent Meunier, City of Prince Rupert recreation consultant. After its eight-year-old Olympia Ice Bear resurfacer broke down multiple times within the past few years, and its other 23-yearold Zamboni 520 on its last legs, the City approached PRMHA to inquire about assisting in the purchase of a new one after
- Brent Meunier spending more than $75,000 in repairs to fix the Ice Bear. “We spent over half the cost of a new machine on repairs throughout those eight years and we decided in talking to staff that there was no point in spending any more money on that if we could avoid it,” said Meunier. The PRMHA brought the proposal back to its annual general meeting and reportedly voted unanimously to purchase a new iceresurfacing machine for the city at a cost of approximately $120,000. The machine would be owned by PRMHA in name and loaned to the city on a 25-year basis, or until the life of the machine deteriorates
completely, which Meunier expects to be around the same amount of time. The City would pay a $10 loan fee per year for legal purposes. “To my knowledge, there is no other minor hockey organization in Canada, or the United States for that matter has ever bought a Zamboni for the municipality or has the capacity to,” said the consultant. The PRMHA may use its funds from various grants and program registration costs to financially support the purchase, and will release a detailed document concerning the purchase later this week. “We were ecstatic because I was concerned,” said Meunier.
“We were talking to other organizations and businesses about trying to pitch in for the Zamboni, so now we’re able to talk to those organizations about the possibility of a number of other things because our rec centre needs a whole lot of updates and repairs.” To be in a better position to deal with similar upgrades and undertakings in the future, Meunier has helped draft a recreation commission to serve as an advisory voice to Council. The commission will try to establish a reserve fund by investing approximately 1020 per cent of annual facility revenues to help pay for upgrades. “We need to be doing more fundraising. If we continue to increase [fees] to get more capital monies to work with, we start to turn our facilities into private clubs being subsidized by taxpayers. That’s not a direction that we want to go in,” he said.
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Charles Hays track and field coach Dighton Haynes laughs with a team member at a Prince Rupert meet.
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Rioux, Schaeffer, Leblanc advance past zones Provincials, Summer Games await trio BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
After a phenomenal season, Charles Hays track star Kevin Rioux is off to provincials, and two other Rupertites will compete at the B.C. Summer Games. At the regional zones meet in Smithers last weekend, Rioux won the long jump and the 400m race while finishing second in high jump, 100m and 200m and third in discus and triple jump. Rioux hasn’t lost a long jump competition this year. Cody Schaeffer triumphed in the junior 100m and 200m races and came in second in the 400m and long jump categories. For his efforts, he’ll be off to the BC Summer Games on July 17-20 in Nanaimo. Joining him in his summer travels down south is Grade 8 star Isobel Leblanc who won high jump, placed second in 100m and long jump and finished third in 200m for her division. Emily Cavin and Cody Deschamps were named alternates for the B.C. Summer Games team from Rupert. “[It’s] great to have so many personal bests with each of the team members at the meet,” said coach Dighton Haynes in an email. “The individual success is due in part to the Parent Advisory Committee from both Charles Hays and Prince Rupert Middle School supporting the track and field program with the purchase of track shoes. Athletes like Kevin,
“Great to have so many personal bests with each of the team members.” - Dighton Haynes
Cody and Isobel would never be able to compete at the level they have achieved without [them].” Other great performances came from Jason Rioux who came in second in high jump, third in 200m and fourth 100m and 400m in the junior boys’ division. Deschamps placed first in the 400m and 1500m races and second in 200m and 800m in the Grade 8 boys’ category while teammate Zack Dixon followed in Kevin’s footsteps for Rupert, winning high jump, long jump and triple jump and coming in second in javelin. It was Haynes’ first season as coach of the Prince Rupert delegation after coming over from Terrace and coaching their squad for 15 years. He also mentioned he would have liked to have seen more athletes make it to zones, but camping, injuries and soccer prevented them from attending. Provincials will take place from May 29 to 31 in Langley and Kevin will represent Rupert.
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Prince Rupert joins Bike to Work Week initiative BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
A provincial cycling initiative is coming to Prince Rupert from May 26 to June 1 with the intent of cutting down vehicle emissions. Bike to Work Week has locations across British Columbia and manager of Pioneer Backpackers Inn, Juliane Mark has developed a Facebook page and website dedicated to getting people to sign on to the cause. Prince Rupert is one of 41 communities including Terrace, Kitimat and Smithers taking part. Mark and fellow organizer and friend Kerem Har-Paz, want to see their totals grow. The pair will be setting up an
information and sign-up booth at the Salmonberry Farmer’s Market on Saturday near the courthouse. “Let’s say a workplace wanted to sign up [as a team], they would count the number of kilometres they biked,” said Kerem. “Prince Rupert is quite a small place, basically. When the sun’s shining it’s a great place to be outdoors.” Currently, no bike lanes exist on city streets, but Mark and organizers along with an RCMP representative will be explaining proper bicycle etiquette on the road at the market. Bike to Work Week BC calculates the number of calories each individual and team burns once they register, and totals the tally from across the province.
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Last year, the non-profit society motivated people across B.C. to burn 22 million calories during the week. “It’s a way for people to say ‘one week, I’ll cycle to work’ and maybe they would love it and continue later,” said Kerem. As of Sunday, Prince Rupert had two
teams and five riders. More than 20,000 riders took part across the province in 2013. To register, riders can visit www. biketowork.ca/prince-rupert or visit the organization’s Facebook page at: Bike to Work Week Prince Rupert.
Off-road mountain bike club searches for land BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
Prince Rupert has a new club in town, and it wants a piece of it to operate. The Rupert Off-road Cycling Club (ROCC), helmed by Randy Cunningham, is looking for a local tract of land to build a series of mountain bike trails for the club, and the rest of the city to enjoy. “We want to start up a legal trail system that we can basically take ownership, tenure-ship or stewardship of and take care of it,” explained Cunningham last week. There a few hurdles to leap before
they can accomplish their goal however. The application fees to find and acquire the land cost money and the club, while still in its infancy, is still organizing its resources to be able to pay the operating costs of running the application process. The ROCC apparently has a plot of land picked out already that they would like to see be transformed into an off-road trail. “It’s behind the Rupert sign near the skate park ... we want the tree area, we’re just waiting to write a formal request to the recreation board and the volunteer recreation committee, bring our proposal to them, and then they’ll take a walk with us [to inspect the area],”
said Cunningham. The City has already offered the club a piece of land, but it’s too flat for the club’s liking. “There’s nothing there, it’s just a flat piece of concrete,” he said. “We want trees, we’re mountain biking, we want to be in the bush.” The ROCC has already held a few meetings at Cowpuccino’s and they’ll have a booth at the Salmonberry Farmers’ Market this Saturday explaining their club mandate and tuning bikes. “We’ll get a table, set up our bike stand, do an introductory tuning and offer tuning at a highly discounted rate
[with] the proceeds going to the club and then if we have a big enough group of kids, we’ll put them through some road safety [training], like a ride-along and teach them some hand signals,” said Cunningham. The club also wants to build a skills park on a wooded recreational property in town that has access to emergency vehicles and start a bike polo league. The league would operate out of an outdoor hockey rink and charge a fee to participants who want to take part in the drop-in event. “Nothing’s free to become nonprofit,” said Cunningham.
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Notice is given pursuant to Section 60(2) of the Transportation Act that the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has received an application to permanently close a portion of Highway 16, Right of Way Plan 7138, within District Lot 972, Range 5, Coast District, to be consolidated with District Lot 972, Range 5, Coast District, and that such closed road be vested pursuant to Section 60(2) of the Transportation Act.
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Making a splash for Thompson Rivers BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
Not much noise can be heard at 6 a.m. on a Prince Rupert weekday morning; maybe some songbirds or a few ripples of nearby waves. But if you’re at the Earl Mah Aquatic Centre, you can hear the slicing of the chlorinated water and some barking coach’s advice. “I train nine times a week,” said Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club (PRASC) Rapids team captain Sarah McChesney. “I’ve been swimming since I was in Grade 2, so probably 11 years.” McChesney is sitting in the Aquatic Centre’s lobby, pulled from her underwater home to talk about the next phase in her swimming career as she departs the club and heads for Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops in September. The 17-year-old has also probably forgotten what the colour silver looks like. McChesney went seven-for-seven in her categories at PRASC’s latest regional meet. That included a gold aggregate in 15-and-over girls (most overall points in the division), and a first-place finish in 50m freestyle, as well as the 100, 200 and 800, and the 50, 100 and 200m backstroke. “Up until Grade 11, there was a yearand-a-half where I didn’t lose a race in the region,” she said. “So that was pretty cool.”
The captain and lone female in the club’s higher ages likes routines. Getting up at 5 a.m. is alright with her as long as she does it consistently, and the same mantra probably applies to winning. That’s why this September will be a shock to the Rupertite’s system, and it won’t just be Kamloops’ chilling temperatures. “I don’t really do very well with coping [with change]. I like the same [things]. I’ve never trained in a 50m pool. That’s going to be very different. We train 25m here [at the Aquatic Centre],” said McChesney. It’s also the first year the Thompson Rivers WolfPack will have a varsity swim team in quite awhile. Brad Dalke will head the program, the coach of the Kamloops Classic Swim team, and he’s already got an ace in the hole when McChesney decided to attend the school after TRU hosted the B.C. “AAA” provincial swim championships. “I guess you can say I’m the guinea pig [for the program],” she said. McChesney would love to get involved with teaching classes more formally but there are only so many hours in the day. “If I did teach the kids I’d have to miss out on practice or miss a dryland session so it gets really challenging.” There was a time where she couldn’t even do that. The star swimmer hurt her Achilles tendon playing basketball, and was expecting her most recent meet in Kitimat to go south. But a few weeks before regionals, she got some good news after swimming the 800m.
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Sarah McChesney will attend Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops this September after graduating from the Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club with 11 years of experience.
“Getting back, I swam the Friday night and the timing system wasn’t working right, so I didn’t know what my time was. The timers said ‘five seconds’ and I said ‘what, did I add five seconds?’, because I would have been happy with that and (Rapids head coach) Chris [Street] was like, ‘no, you took off five seconds’.” The future kindergarten teacher has a special dynamic with her coach. “I’ve really enjoyed having Chris as my coach, I can’t thank him enough,” she said. “He’s the person who gets up with me every morning and gives me my [training] set. I’d just like to thank a lot of people,
with swimming you meet a lot of people and you meet a lot of parents who swim and their kids swim and you become friends and to leave all that and to start somewhere else is going to be really difficult.” Thompson Rivers’ newest frosh porpoise knows others attending the school who play basketball and volleyball, but not any who will join her at the pool. She’ll also live in a residence that’s two minutes away from the facility. “I don’t know any other swimmers there which is good because I want to start new and I want to start fresh,” she said.
Novak pitches, homers in Grassy Bay victory BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
Grassy Bay finished second in the Kaien Island Slo-Pitch League last year but Billy Novak made sure they remained unbeaten through the first two weeks of the 2014 season. The pitcher was dazzling both at the plate and on the mound as his team defeated Rupert Wood’N Steel 14-8 in five innings of play Thursday night. Novak picked up three RBIs, including hitting an inside-the-park home run off the left-field fence to lead his squad to their third victory in three tries this year. As he rounded each base, Novak looked over his shoulder to make sure the ball was deep enough for him to try for the inside-the-park homer. “That’s the first one of my career,” Novak said of his roundtripper. “I just thought I’d try [for the inside-the-park home run]. If I get out, I get out. I’m a big guy, it usually doesn’t happen. It’s the first of my career, probably my only one,” he chuckled. Teammates teased the pitcher by affectionately calling him “Big Papi”, the nickname of Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. Ortiz has never hit an inside-thepark home run, although he has tripled. Novak’s unique home run came in the bottom of the fourth inning after he had just pitched a one-two-three inning, sitting down all three batters he faced. After Grassy Bay overcame an early 1-0 deficit in the bottom of the first, scoring five runs to take a commanding 5-1 lead, Novak
“This is like my second family out here.” - Billy Novak
and Grassy Bay were on cruise control until a hiccup in the top of the third cost them five runs, the maximum you can score in an inning according to KISL rules. “There’s a few changes [to the team]. We picked up a couple guys, couple girls, but we usually keep the same group. It’s all fun, we’re not a serious team, but we play serious,” said the pitcher. Novak doesn’t always pitch. The team rotates throwers, and is looking to encourage more women to take the mound, although it’s not always easy with bigger and bigger players coming out each game. “It’s getting kind of scary now,” said Novak who got hit in the leg by a hard comebacker in the bottom of the fifth. Other notable performers on Grassy Bay included Willie Billie, who hit a triple in the third inning, the only player other than Novak to reach past first base on a hit. Everyone else notched singles in the game. “[I enjoy] the fans, the sun, friends. This is my second family out here,” said Novak. Grassy Bay looks to stay undefeated when they next play the Leftovers Thursday. Rupert Wood’N Steel will play the Honey Badgers.
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Billy Novak pitches for Grassy Bay in their game versus Rupert Wood’N Steel.
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Prince Rupert’s Jennifer Reutens-Hernandez needs all the likes, shares, retweets and hashtags she can get before midnight on May 25. The 19-year-old born-and-raised Rupertite is one of 15 finalists for S-Trip’s Amazing Travel Scholarship and needs the support of the social media community to win. The $2,500 scholarship would help cover the costs of tuition for ReutensHernandez, who is a University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) scholar majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology. Reutens-Hernandez plans to become a physician or physiotherapist, and hopes to work around the world in places that need medical care the most. In her first round application, ReutensHernandez explained how travelling would help her step out of her comfort zone, something required in order to accomplish her dream. The 10 finalists were given a kit with materials they must use to create social media content about travelling and its importance to education. “We are getting judged on how creative our content is and how well we share it ... every like, share, comment, retweet, favourite, repin and hashtag helps me toward winning the finalist round,” said Reutens-Hernandez. To assist the Rupertite in her efforts, like the “Jennifer Reutens-Hernandez for the Amazing Travel Scholarship” page on Facebook, share her blog page on www.amazingtravelscholarship. com, follow @jenniferrh_ on Twitter and Instagram and Jennifer Reutens-Hernandez on Pinterest. The finalist will also host a hot dog sale at Safeway from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 24, with proceeds going to the Kaien Anti Poverty Society.
After spending three weeks in Prince Rupert, a group of training teachers has nothing but good things to say about the North Coast and the people who embraced them. Evan Huang, Brian Jackson, Jessica Tennant and Zach Robertson are part of the University of British Columbia’s Bachelor of Education program and did their community field experience within the Prince Rupert School District (SD52) in part of April and May. All four thoroughly enjoyed their stay, calling students, staff and the community as a whole remarkably friendly and welcoming. “Whether I was walking down the street, in a store or in the hallways, there was somebody saying ‘hi’,” said Tennant. “It’s like I sneezed and it was over. I’ve had such a good time in Prince Rupert,” said Jackson. During their field experience, the four pursued their choice of assignments within the district that included assisting with and teaching classes, one-on-one work with students and leading afterschool activities. Most assignments took place at Prince Rupert Middle School, Charles Hays Secondary and Pacific Coast School. A comment repeated by all four individuals was how much they enjoyed the students. “My favourite part was interacting
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with students and having fun with them,” Robertson said. “They’re so open, welcoming and down to earth,” Tennant said. Being part of a smaller school district and community has its advantages, said Tennant. “In a small community, whether it’s in a district or the community itself, there’s more opportunities to be involved and not just be an observer. In a big city you’re just kind of a number sometimes,” she said. Seeing students outside of school isn’t something Haung is used to, but it was something he appreciated. “This kind of stuff doesn’t really happen in Vancouver. It helps to build connections,” he said. Forming relationships with
students is something the four strive to do in their careers, with Jackson believing an alternative education setting is the easiest way to do that. Jackson spent most of his time at Pacific Coast and had nothing but good things to say about the school. “Pacific Coast is a great embodiment of my philosophy of education. There’s a bit of a stigma attached to it that teachers have been telling me about, and students are sensing it too. I think it’s a real shame because the kids there are fantastic students and people,” he said. The four expressed their gratitude for the hospitality homestay families and district staff gave them, saying it was hard to say goodbye to everyone.
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Haida Gwaii feeling effects of ferry cuts
Hitting all sectors BY SHAUN THOMAS HAIDA GWAII / The Northern View
“We are not doing well.”
While businesses in Prince Rupert are beginning to feel the pinch of reduced ferry service, - Carol Kulesha those on Haida Gwaii are seeing a variety of problems just weeks after one sailing per week was cut. Queen Charlotte Mayor Carol Kulesha said the effects are being felt by every sector of the island, from businesses to residents and from young to old. “It’s a huge issue for us ... we are not doing well,” she said. One particular concern, she said, is the extra strain the combination of cuts and full ferries are having on people requiring medical treatment. “The medical piece is very difficult because when they cut the sailing, they cut the ability for someone to go over, get two days of treatment and come back,” she said. “People used to leave on Monday, consult with their doctor on Tuesday, get tests or follow up on Wednesday and return on Thursday. Now people leave Tuesday and return Thursday, which means they only have one day so they have to go back again. The alternative for multiple days of care is they have to pay for accommodations for a week.” But it’s not just patients being affected. Much like the trailers needed to carry goods to Haida Gwaii, there is no certainty when it comes to round-trip reservations. “I am supposed to come over on the weekend of May 22, but while I can get over with a vehicle there is no reservation available on the way back so I won’t be taking my car,” she said. “This is a common story. You can’t get back on the ferry.” With no confirmation of a spot on the ferry, Kulesha said businesses that rely on off-island visitors are having a tough time early in the tourist season. “It’s a huge impact for tourism because even though you can get over, there is no guarantee you can get back,” she said. “The accommodation sector is really being impacted because people won’t come here if they can’t be assured they can go back.” The Misty Isles Economic Development Society is in the midst of gathering hard data on just how severe the effects of the service cuts are, but Kulesha said BC Ferries needs to see what is happening on Haida Gwaii and be open to making change. “I’m sure these are unintended consequences, but that is the problem. There are too many unintended consequences with no solutions being sought,” she said. “There should be flexibility and they should be able to change the schedule.”
Canada Post unveiled a series of stamps celebrating UNESCO World Heritage sites in Canada and SGang Gwaay in Gwaii Haanas National Park was one of five locations chosen out of 17 sites in the country. Canada Post notes the site, “ commemorates 10,000 years of connection between land, sea and Haida culture”.
Trap-neuter-return funded More than $6,000 committed BY MARTINA PERRY HAIDA GWAII / The Northern View
Recent funding will help Haida Gwaii’s trap-neuter-return (TNR) project continue in an effort to stop the free-roaming cat population from growing. The BC SPCA recently announced funding from PetSmart Charities of Canada has allowed for a $6,050 donation to the ongoing TNR project taking place on Haida Gwaii to target the homeless cat population.
Addressing what it says is a “cat population crisis” in B.C. is a major focus for the BC SPCA. “Abandoned and free-roaming cats are forced to fend for themselves outdoors, suffering from starvation, illness, injury, freezing temperatures in the winter and predator attacks,” said Amy Morris, policy and outreach officer for BC SPCA. The trap-neuter-return program allows cats to maintain their colony space, which prevents new cats from moving in. According to Morris, outdoor
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cats who are neutered are healthier and contribute to the colony diminishing. The BC SPCA states 75 per cent of kittens born outdoors die before they reach six months while the cats that do survive only live approximately two years before dying. Because they are not neutered, the free-roaming cats multiply by producing litters. Morris stresses the importance of spaying or neutering pets before they reach six months of age and to never abandon kittens and cats.
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Cribbage Winners: Monday â€” 1st-E. Page and Gerda K., 2nd â€” A. Johansen and R. Basso, 3rd â€” Jane C. and L. Martinson. Thursday: 1st â€” M. Weir and M. Arneson, 2nd â€” A. Johansen and R. Basso, 3rd â€” Lynne Mak and D. Eby. A Seniorsâ€™ Wellness Forum is on Tuesday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Seniorsâ€™ Centre. This forum is open to all seniors. There will be all kinds of things going on such as exhibits, wellness check in activity, some speeches, a health screening clinic and a free lunch of course. If you want to learn how to stay healthy, this forum is for you. Northern Health is facilitating this wellness forum. Tea and Bazaar Main Raffle Winners: Quilt â€” Christine Fedore; Afghan â€” J. Seller; $100 â€” H. Paulson; Scratch Tickets â€” M. Johansen. The Tea was a wonderful success and we thank everyone who came out on such a beautiful day to support us. Josie would say otherwise, but it is her organizational skills and good natured disposition that makes everyone give 100 per cent to make the Tea a success. Thank you Josie. A shout out to Margit for the beautiful centerpieces, they are still going strong and we thank everyone for all their donations of time, money, baking and raffle items. *For a complete list of winners please see our front bulletin board. This weekâ€™s eekâ€™s feature:
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In addition to volunteering for three hours, Royal Bank account manager Joy Santurbano and branch manager Andrew Darby present a $1,000 cheque to Lester Centre chair Jasper Nolos, Lester Centre manager Crystal Lorette and Lester Centre technical manager James Carlson. The money comes from RBCâ€™s Day of Service Grant program.
Bridges bear the load BY CAMERON ORR KITIMAT / Black Press
There were no bridges too far at the popsicle stick bridge competition held at Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School on May 3. There were many teams from many schools, but Prince Rupert-based teams proved their worth. The Grade 4 and 5 category went to Rupertâ€™s Pineridge Elementary. Two teams each withstood a 132 lbs pressure to their bridges, one to Team Stickinâ€™ It, with Jessica and Grant Slocombe, and Team Pressure Testers II, with Brandon Mah. Category two, grades six and seven, went to Prince Rupert Middle School. Team Iron Workers, including Brendan Eshorn, won overall in the whole event as well with a bridge withstanding 350 lbs of force.
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Brendan Mah of Team Pressure Testers II stands next to his pospicle stick creation.
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switches to low beams when an oncoming vehicle is detected. Other options include a panoramic sunroof, a heated steering wheel, ventilated front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, and rear door window blinds. Driver-assist safety technologies are also available in abundance for those who like the car to do some thinking for them. The new Genesis is also a statement of intent: it heralds what will be the look of the seven new less-premium Hyundai products expects to grace our showrooms before 2016. When it comes to driving, it’s really a tale of two cars. The top-of-the-line model offers a big V8 5-litre power plant, with 420 horses at its disposal. Ironically, it’s best enjoyed jogged along at low speed on the highway, where it has the feel of an old-fashioned big family sedan. (It’s not a lot of fun on the twisting lakeside roads of the Okanagan.) Cars destined for the Canadian market will come with an all-new HTRAC
active wheel drive (AWD) system. Says Hyundai: “Performance of the vehicle’s all-new platform was validated in some of the world’s most demanding driving environments, including Germany’s famed Nürburgring Nordschleife and Korea’s Yeongam Formula 1 racing circuit.” The large variety of proving grounds offered by the northern Okanagan was much more appealing to me. And especially so in the car equipped with the 311 horsepower, 3.8-litre GDI V6 engine. Flipping between the Normal, Eco and Sport modes and tapping the gear-changing paddles on the steering wheel made for an enjoyable drive. Little lean in the corners and sprightly up hill. Both engines are coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission with a SHIFTRONIC manual mode. The base price is $43,000, $48,000 gets you the Luxury version, and $53,000 loads up the tech features. If you want the V8, get ready to spend $62,000. firstname.lastname@example.org
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It’s big and it’s heavy The all-new, third generation 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD tips the scale at 2,200 kg (4,850 lbs.) It’s not a svelte vehicle. Inside, this Highlander can carry up to seven passengers. It’s not a cramped It is competent, vehicle. And behind the third potent and a fabulous row of seats, there’s sport utility vehicle even a cargo capacity of in Eco Mode where 385L. the fun is a little bit It’s an accommodatrestricted. ing vehicle. So when I knew that Alexandra Straub I’d be logging more than 1,000 kilometres in a week, perhaps you’d think I’m a little crazy to want to take this (relatively) heavy and large SUV along for the ride. Normally, I would too. But there’s a word in its name that made me want to take this beauty of a beast for the long haul: Hybrid. As I entered the Flaxen (aka beige) adorned cabin, I reached for the “Eco Mode” button underneath the redesigned centre stack. I gave that a push. The Eco Mode is a feature that lessens the throttle response in an effort to help save fuel. You can still do all your normal daily driving duties, it just helps you keep money where it should be: in your wallet. And it keeps the fuel where it should be: in the tank. Granted, in Eco Mode, it doesn’t give you the peppy acceleration you might like. Then again, if prompt acceleration is what you’re after, skip the Eco Mode and that’s exactly what you’ll get.
Whether I was driving in the city or on the highway, the Highlander has a smoothness to it that makes me love being behind the wheel. It cruises effortlessly atop the pavement and makes the driver and passengers feel at ease. Especially when you know you’re going the distance. I even had one passenger say to me, “If we were in here any longer, I could’ve fallen asleep! It’s so comfortable.” Good thing they weren’t driving. The suspension is composed of front Macpherson struts and a rear double wishbone type, trailing arms setup. Toyota gets an A+ for ride comfort and it’s arguably one of the best in its class. Aiding in establishing a serene setting is a host of creature comforts like heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, second row captain’s chairs, easy access to the third row, keyless entry, navigation, an 8-inch touchscreen and much more. We’ve already established its size, and while it fits up to seven, it doesn’t feel that big to drive. Sure, you need to make sure you watch its width but manoeuvring it around in parking lots isn’t a chore at all. Thanks to its rack and pinion-type, electric power steering, you can move around graciously. Though this is not the first hybrid SUV that I’ve tested, I am always excited to see how well these machines perform in regards to fuel economy. After all, there’s a 3.5L, V6 engine under the hood, which is then matched with an electric motor, a Sealed Nickel-Metal Hydride battery and an Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT). The result is a net 280 horsepower. There’s also a 1,587 kg (3,500 lbs.) towing capacity. Looking at the estimated fuel results, it’s rated at 6.8L/100km in the city and 7.2L/100km on the highway. Keep in mind the aforementioned stats about its size and weight and those numbers are really impressive.
The good ol’ bad days Luxury and hi-tech systems abound in the 4x4s that show up in the local media test fleets. When I stepped out of one of the more loaded examples the other day I got to thinking about yesteryear. Some might refer to Automatic fourthem as the good old wheel-drive was days – judge for yourself. I remember – not that achieved by asking long ago – four wheelyour passenger to ing in a truck when the step out and lock the standard transmission shifter was so loose you front hubs. didn’t know you were in gear or neutral. Ian Harwood Anti-lock brakes were when you lost your master cylinder to a stick, while (independently minded) power steering kicked in when you hit the corner of a rock so hard it ripped the steering wheel out of your hand and, if you weren’t carful, your thumb as well. Traction control came in the shape of new tires. Automatic four-wheel-drive was achieved by asking your passenger to step out and lock the front hubs. The parking brake was a log shoved under the rear tire. Soft suspension meant your shocks were blown. Off-road suspension meant you spent more time hitting the roof with your head and back than you actually spent on the seat, which if you were lucky had some remaining padding still in it. Your seat belts would tighten up on every bump and if you didn’t stop you would be suffocated. You would be lucky if your radio would bring in a few channels on the AM band only! And the CB radio might just reach the driver in front of you. Wheel articulation really indicated your leaf spring was broken in half. Air conditioning was driving with your windows down and
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The 2014 Hylander Hybrid mixes SUV benefits with fuel efficiency. My real world numbers? A combined average of 8.9L/100km. Not bad. Not bad at all. Most of my driving was done on the highway, so the hybrid system doesn’t have a chance to run off electricity alone at those speeds. Oh, and it’s all-wheel drive. Sun or snow, this SUV is ready for it all. With fuel prices hovering around the $1.50/litre mark, the more kilometres I can get out of a tank, the better. And the Highlander Hybrid made me a
very happy gal. The conclusion: The 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD is competent, potent and a fabulous sport utility vehicle even in Eco Mode where the fun is a little bit restricted. The MSRP for the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited AWD is $52,695. Visit www.toyota.ca for more information. . email@example.com
of four-wheel offroading
Taking your truck offroad was a much different experience in the past. trying to breath in between dust clouds. GPS was your buddy screaming out, “I think it’s this road”. Most people used to sleep in the back of their trucks. However, I remember one time after a long day of four-wheeling pulling into an open area by a river where I found a nice sandy mound. With the aid of my flash light I quickly spread the sand out with my arms making a flat area in which to put my tent. It was about 5:30 am when I first noticed the red ants crawling all around my sleeping bag. I was tired so killing the one at a time was not a big deal until I saw many climbing the side of the tent. I quickly climbed out of my tent to discover the soft sandy mound I found was actually a giant anthill.
The vehicles of today have the capabilities of descending steep hills without even putting your foot on the brake and you could disconnect your sway bar end links to allow for more articulation. Ability to stop on a hill without rolling back is nice. Comfortable seats are really an improvement, especially on long trips. Although we can’t relive the past, it’s important to remember technology is there to help us. There is no replacement for common sense, so don’t let your truck drive you. Drive it and be safe. If you have any fun and not-so-fun truck tales to share, please drop me a line. firstname.lastname@example.org
Speed it up Reader Telina Muyres wishes drivers would accelerate to the speed of highway traffic when merging. “It makes it dangerous when they’re going 40,60 or 80 . . . . (the speed lmit) is 100, people!” What drives-u-crazy? email@example.com
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Nearly new: The all-new 2011 model year edition of Regal was built in Germany, based on a rigid Euro-car chassis, could be ordered with a turbocharged engine and had a driver-selectable suspension system. It would also be the first Buick to offer a manual Regal’s crash test transmission since the performance was 1980s. Not since the days of Grand National, also outstanding a big engine rocket last and earned it a “top produced in 1987 (and still cherished by Buick safety pick” rating. enthusiasts) had we Bob McHugh seen a hardcore sports version of the Buick Regal. Yet, this Regal is a very different beast. While it may not possess the awesome straight-line power of its ancestor, it’s a hoot to drive for different and probably better reasons. It was based on the German designed Opel Insignia, which was the 2009 European Car of the Year. The 2011 Regal was made in Germany, but then (2012 and on) all production was switched to Oshawa, Ontario. The overall design profile of this Regal is coupe-like, even though it has four doors. Up front, there’s a modern version of Buick’s traditional “waterfall”
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grille and an extra-large version Buick’s tri-shield emblem. At the rear, the sloping roofline connects to a short deck with distinctive and large wrap-around taillights. The turbo engine versions of Regal should definitely be on the checklist of buyers looking at mid-sized sporty front-drive premium sedans such as the Volvo S60 or Acura TSX. Regal has a longer wheelbase (a more comfortable ride) and comes with a larger trunk. The base CXL trim comes with a 2.4L direct-injected engine rated at 182 horsepower (136 kW) mated with a six-speed automatic transmission. It’s a drive combination that provides decent power and very good highway fuel economy, rated at 6.5L/100 km. The CXL Turbo trim, on the other hand, comes with a 2.0L turbocharged direct-injection engine that’s rated at 220 horsepower (164 kW). The auto transmission is a crisper-shifting six speed unit and its 6.9L/100 km highway fuel economy is still good, considering the extra power. Buick expanded the Regal line to four for the 2012 The 2011 Regal set the bar for future model years. model year, with the addition of eAssist and GS editions. The eAssist edition has a mild-hybrid pow255-horsepower and 295 ft-lb of torque. Acceleration ertrain that uses an electric motor/lithium-ion battery to 100 km/hour is under 7-seconds and its highway pack combo to boost power to road wheels when fuel economy is 7.4 L/100 km. needed, and conserves fuel. It’s the most economical The base (CXL/2.4-litre engine) edition was dropped edition of Regal with a frugal city/highway fuel econ- for the 2013 model year and trim levels offered were omy rating of 8.3/5.4 L/100km respectively. eAssist, Turbo, Turbo Sport, and GS. On the safety The GS edition is a more potent version of Turbo front, standard equipment includes a stability control that rides lower and comes with Brembo front disc system and the OnStar emergency service. It comes brakes and 19-inch or 20-inch (optional) wheels. with six air bags and rear seat side air bags were Under hood its turbocharged engine can produce
The Chevrolet Impala Canadians love smaller vehicles: the best selling passenger vehicles are compact cars and compact SUVs. As much as we like to keep things sensible, there is always a place for larger vehicles. This new Impala . Full-size sedans are not . . cruises with ease, big sellers, but some buyers prefer them for has more than enough long distance cruising room for five full size and the road-hugging adults and the interior stance that a sedan is quiet and refined. provides. There are some very good Zack Spencer choices out there and the latest is this all-new Chevrolet Impala. The previous Impala was a favourite for company sales fleets or rental car companies, with a minority of buyers choosing them for personal transportation. Looks This is a very handsome car. I can clearly remember seeing for the first time over a year ago at the New York Auto Show and it was the standout of that event. This new design is striking on several levels. The front design has the signature Chevrolet split grille that was so warmly received on this car that they borrowed it and graphed it into the smaller Malibu. The side has sweeping front windshield and rear window with a high rear deck that provides a sleek silhouette. Prices
start at just over $28,000 and the 2LT is fitted with the V6 engine and starts at almost $33,000. Inside It looks and works well, showcasing what GM is doing right. The mixture of materials, shapes and colours really makes this cabin pop. The seats can be covered in cloth on the base car and faux suede seats or leather on the top models. The dash is covered in soft touch materials; I especially like the textured aluminum look around the window buttons and cup holders. The MyLink infotainment system is easy to use, the graphics look good and the screen pops up for access to the hidden storage area with a USB jack. Standard features include tilt and telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, USB, 8-way power driver’s seat and more. But the back seat might be the best part of this car. The legroom has limo like dimensions and the space side-to-side and headroom is ample. The trunk is also huge with a fold down rear seat, providing more space than many small SUVs. Drive The Impala is now offered with a 4-cylinder or V6. The base engine is a 2.5L with direct injection unit and 195hp. My test Impala didn’t have this engine, but I have used this new engine in the Malibu and I was very impressed with it then, one of the best new engines I have used. The V6 engine is a 3.6L direct injection unit with a potent 305hp. Both are matched to a 6-speed automatic that can be shifted manually but the shifter is on top of the knob, not the best place. The big car platform and independent suspension makes for a sure-footed ride with almost luxury car feel. The road feel
an option and standard on GS. Regal’s crash test performance was also outstanding and earned it a “top safety pick” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. So far, overall reliability has been “average” according to Consumer Reports, but it did get a “recommended buy” rating and is one of the top-rated vehicles in its class. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Money pits: High maintenance classics By Rob Sass 1. 1966-80 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow: At around the cost of a loaded Ford Focus for a nice one, it’s hard not to be tempted by the upper crust looks of a vintage Rolls-Royce. But go in with your eyes open: A simple brake service can exceed $1,000, with the special Rolls-Royce brake fluid going for $125 all by itself. Try to substitute something from your local auto parts store and you could be looking at $3,000 or more to repair the damage. That famous Parthenon-like grille
in front is about $2,500 used if you can find one. The hood ornament alone can cost more than $1,500. 2. 1975-85 Ferrari 308 GTB/GTS: At around $30,000, this lovely thing represents one of the lowest points of entry to the storied Ferrari brand. Fortunately, Tom Selleck in the part of Thomas Magnum probably never had to foot the shop bill to maintain his employer’s 308. If he did, he’d likely have had to pawn the Hawaiian shirt and moustache. While Ferrari 308s have gained a reputation for being reasonably reliable
cars as Italian exotics go, they are maintenance-intensive and things do break, particularly with the oldest now approaching 40 years old. That lovely combination switch that operates the turn signals and pop-up headlights? They can cost close to a grand. A belt service including the all-important timing belt needs to happen at least every five years or 30,000 miles. Ignore it and you could be on the line for a $15,000plus engine rebuild. 3. 1968-72 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3: The 6.3 is
the closest that Mercedes ever came to building a Detroit-style muscle car back in the day (albeit a fourdoor one). Sporting a huge 384 cubic-inch V-8 with fuel injection and over 300 hp, the 6.3 was capable of a sub-six second 0-60 run and a 14.2-second ¼-mile time. All of this came at a huge price, though, both in acquisition costs and maintenance. A complete rebuild of the air suspension system can cost more than $5,000, as can the wonderfully complex pre-computer, mechanical fuel-injection system.
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TERRIS, Carolynn Passed away suddenly on Mother’s Day at the age of 55. Survived by her loving husband Jim Terris, her first husband Pat White; two daughters: Janine White of Surrey, Jessica White of Calgary; son James White (Barb) of Kelowna; five grandchildren; four brothers: Shane La Boucane of New Westminster, Mark La Boucane (Colleen) of Maple Ridge, Randy La Boucane (Evoynne) of Edmonton, Darcy La Boucane (Mary-Pat) of Victoria; one sister Vikki Buchanan of Parksville and Grandma to Bear. Predeceased by her mother Irene Buchanan, her step-father Lorne Buchanan and her father Alan La Boucane. Carolynn will be deeply missed every single day. Carolynn’s living gift was organ donation. Seven people’s lives were saved. We love you! A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 17th at 5:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home Family Centre, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.
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The Pacific Pilotage Authority is accepting Expressions of Interested from qualified mariners interested in participating in a Marine Pilot Familiarization Program prior to examination as apprentice pilots. This program will run from August 2014 to August 2016.
Examination for Apprentice Marine Pilots will be conducted by the Pacific Pilotage Authority, in February 2015, to establish a list of applicants eligible to become Apprentice Pilots in Areas 2, 3, 4 and 5 (COASTAL WATERS) of the Pacific Pilotage Region. Each applicant must be a Canadian Citizen and be willing to undergo a medical examination to determine mental and physical fitness to perform the duties of a Pilot. For information on Certification and Sea-time requirements, please refer to the Pacific Pilotage Regulations Sections 4 and 5. These regulations can be found on our webpage: www.ppa.gc.ca (under Corporate Information). Applicants who believe they are qualified should submit a written request for an application form prior to 1530 hrs on Friday, June 6, 2014 to:
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METLAKATLA GOVERNING COUNCIL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY LANDS MANAGER Reporting to the Executive Director, the Lands Manager is tasked with administering the Metlaktala First Nation’s interests in land consistent with the Metlakatla Land Code when implemented and related agreements.
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PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Collaboratively develop the Metlakatla Land Code, as well as, related aspects of land management systems and framework. 2. Develop and implement systems and procedures for all types of land transactions including ownership transfers, leases, right of ways, resource extraction permits, etc. 3. Facilitate the Metlakatla First Nation Lands Advisory Committee to assist them in providing recommendations to Metlakatla Governing Council. 4. Evaluate and create land-use plans/development and related consultations, as well as programs and services within Metlakatla lands and traditional territory. 5. Foster strategic relationships with Metlakatla organizations; co-management organizations; other First Nation, Territorial, Provincial and National governments; and the public.
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PART TIME OPPORTUNITYANDERSON MERCHANDISERS-CANADA INC.â€? requires a Merchandiser to service and maintain various product lines in Prince Rupert retail outlets. Reliable transportation, computer with internet and printer, access to digital camera and able to lift up to 50lbs.is required. Approximately 3-5 hours per week. Salary is negotiable based on experience. Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 905-763-6785
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PR: 1244 Park Ave. May 24 & 25 9 am - 2 pm. Furniture, kitchen goods, patio set, picture frames, pictures etc, exercise equipment & stepper, ab roller etc. PR: All household items, appliances, furniture and more. 354 Biggar Pl. May 17 & 18 8am 8pm until all items are gone.
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WELCOME HOME! FULLY FURNISHED HOUSE FOR RENT JUST BRING YOUR SUITCASE. 3 BED/BATH SPACIOUS, NICELY RENOVATED. NEW FLOORS, NEW CARPETS, NEW APPLIANCES. PERSONAL PARKING OFF STREET. WASHER/DRYER INCLUDED. UTILITIES ARE NOT INCLUDED. OUT OF TOWN AND PROFESSIONALS WELCOME. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY N/S, N/P REFERENCES REQUIRED $2600 PER MONTH. CALL 250 615-7810 OR 250 635-5485
Misc. for Sale A- STEEL SHIPPING DRY STORAGE CONTAINERS Used 20â€™40â€™45â€™ 53â€™ and insulated containers all sizes in stock. SPECIAL Trades are welcome. 40â€™ Containers under $2500! Also JD 544 &644 wheel Loaders JD 892D LC excavator Ph Toll free 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper? KILL BED bugs & their eggs! Buy Harris Bed Bug Killer Complete Treatment Program or Kit. Available: Hardware Stores, Buy Online: homedepot.com KILL ROACHES! Buy Harris Roach Tablets. Eliminate bugs- guaranteed. No mess, odorless, long lasting. Available at Ace Hardware & The Home Depot. PR: Explorer roof sports rack. 18 qu ft. 55â€? x 39â€? 100 lb cap. comes with keys. $180 OBO 1st Year stroller with storage basket $60 OBO. Call 250627-1883 for more info SAWMILLS FROM only $4,397 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw mills.com/400OT or call 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT. Self-propelled Yard works 22â€? lawn mower. $150. NEW 10 HP Brigges & Straron Intek OHV Engine 6 hrs running time $150. Kersoun Kerosene heater with 20 liters fuel. $40. 250-635-3072 / 250-600-4354 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. Call Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422 or online: www.pioneersteel.ca
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Real Estate For Sale By Owner PR: 2 Bdrm Oasis Condo. $90,000. Call 778-884-6499 for info and viewings
CAREER RESOURCES DIRECTOR The Metlakatla Development CorporaĆ&#x;on is looking to employ a Career Resources Director. The successful candidate will manage Human Resource services, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a skilled workforce.
140 Montgomery Rd Built in 1991. 5 Bdrm 3 bath. Located in much desired cul de sac in Prince Rupert. Hardwood ďŹ‚oors in living and dining rooms. Lots of storage. 5yr old roof. $384,000 250-627-1139 email@example.com
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1123-1137 Borden Street Adult-oriented. Quiet location with harbour view. Heat and hot water included. Minutes walking to downtown and hospital. References required. 1, 2, or 3 bedroom suites. Some furnished. Prince Rupert
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$850 per month. References required.
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2009 PONTIAC VIBE excellent condition, 60,000 kms, fully loaded with a set of winter tires. Manual, front wheel drive. $9800
Call (250) 251-4500 or (250) 698-7533
HOUSE FOR RENT 2100 SQ FT HOUSE, AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. N/S, N/P, 3 BED 2 BATH, W/D INCLUDED, OFF STREET PARKING OUT OF TOWN AND PROFESSIONALS WELCOME REFERENCES REQUIRED $2000 PER MONTH CALL 250 6157810 OR 250 635-5485
3300 sq ft, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom house on 7.4 acres, 3 minutes east of Burns Lake. Large kitchen with 2 islands and Jenn-Air cooktop stove. French doors leading to deck. Sunken living room and family room with ďŹ replace and sliding doors to deck. Maple and tile ďŹ‚oors throughout. 30â€™x40â€™ shop, 2 car garage attached to the house. Paved driveway. Minutes from world class mountain biking trails, incredible lakes and the most beautiful outdoor recreation area. Asking $345,000 obo. Call or text 250-692-0825/250-692-0506
PR: 2 bdrm/1 bath half duplex. 10 min. walk from downtown and Civic. W/D, off-street parking, N/S, N/P. Suitable for working couple or single person. $900/mon. Call 624-6314.
1996 Northern Lite 9â€™6â€? camper. Excellent condition. Asking $10,000 call 250-624-6827 or 250-600-7040.
PR: 3 bdrm 1 bath house. Bsmt and yard. Older Shape. $1150/mon. 1 year lease. Call 604-767-0252 PR 3 Bedroom House, recently renovated, waterview, N/P, N/S, 4th Ave East, Electric Heat, $1500/month, available June 1 (250)627-9307
Quit. Before your time runs out. 2007 Jayco Eagle 29Ft. Travel Trailer. Many options, new cond. Must see. $22,000 OBO Call 250-600-7629 or 250-6246102
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B10 • Northern View • May 21, 2014
Land Act: NoƟce of IntenƟon to Apply for a DisposiƟon of Crown Land Take noƟce that Northern Interior Aggregates Inc, from PRINCE GEORGE, BC, have applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource OperaƟons (MFLNRO) Smithers, for an InvesƟgaƟve Permit for the purpose of a Quarry situated on Provincial Crown Land located on THAT PART OF DISTRICT LOT 251, RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT, CONTAINING 10.525 HECTARES, MORE OR LESS. The Lands File for this applicaƟon is 6408659. WriƩen comments concerning this applicaƟon should be directed to the Land Oĸcer, MFLNRO, at PO Box 5000 – 3726 Alfred Ave, Smithers BC V0J 2N0 Comments will be received by MFLNRO up to June 22, 2014 MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received aŌer this date. Please visit the website at hƩp://www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ ApplicaƟonPosƟng/index.jsp for more informaƟon. Be advised that any response to this adverƟsement will be considered part of the public record. For informaƟon, contact the Freedom of InformaƟon Advisor at Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource OperaƟons’
Land Act: NoƟce of IntenƟon to Apply for a DisposiƟon of Crown Land Take noƟce that Sequoia Energy Inc. from Winnipeg, MB, have applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource OperaƟons (MFLNRO) Smithers, for an Amendment to their exisƟng InvesƟgaƟve Licence situated on Provincial Crown Land located ALL THAT UNSURVEYED CROWN LAND IN THE VICINITY OF QUOTTOON INLET TOGETHER WITH THOSE PARTS OF DISTRICT LOTS 130, 131, 189, 195, 197, 645, 687, RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT, CONTAINING 3,244.209 HECTARES MORE OR LESS. (northeast of Prince Rupert, BC) The Lands File for this applicaƟon is 6408064. WriƩen comments concerning this applicaƟon should be directed to the Land Oĸcer, MFLNRO, at PO Box 5000 – 3726 Alfred Ave, Smithers BC V0J 2N0 Comments will be received by MFLNRO up to June 21, 2014 MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received aŌer this date. Please visit the website at hƩp://www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ ApplicaƟonPosƟng/index.jsp for more informaƟon. Be advised that any response to this adverƟsement will be considered part of the public record. For informaƟon, contact the Freedom of InformaƟon Advisor at Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource OperaƟons’ Oĸce in Smithers.
May 21, 2014 • Northern View • B11
CROSSWORD MAY 23 - 7 pm The Ice House Gallery in Atlin Terminal will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary and will be holding an Art Show titled “North Coast”. The public is invited to come and help celebrate the anniversary by attending the opening of the event. Refreshments and appetizers will be served. MAY 23 - 1 pm Senior’s Games Zone 10 meeting will be held at the Happy Gang Centre, 3226 Kalum Street, Terrace. Adults 55 and over who may be interested in learning more about the B.C. Seniors Games are invited to attend. JUNE 9 - 1 - 2 pm Diabetes Support group is meeting in Room 429 in the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital. JUNE 15 - 7 pm The Rupert Off-Road Cycling Club will be meeting at Cowpuccino’s Coffee House. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org JUNE 7 - 2 pm - 4 pm The St. Andrews Anglican Church will be hosting a Strawberry Tea at 200 4th Ave West.
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CLUES DOWN 1. Henry’s last wife Catherine 2. Wings 3. College army 4. Myth (Spanish) 5. Hungarian word for mum 6. Old World lizard genus 7. Dinner jackets 8. Last possible moment 9. Jewish spiritual leaders 10. Central Florida city 11. Any watery animal fluid 12. 198 L Egyptian dry measure unit 20. Prophylactic 24. Before 26. Drench 27. ___ River 28. Disorderly crowd 29. Heat unit 30. Medieval capital of Flanders 32. Fencing swords 37. Weekday (abbr.) 38. Vietnamese offensive 39. Point midway between E and SE 40. Father 42. Disjointed 43. Yearly tonnage (abbr.) 44. Lowest male singing voices 46. Jacobs, Ribot & Gasol 47. Athens’ marketplace 48. Contests 50. Gathered fall leaves 54. Three banded armadillo 55. A cord necktie 56. Spot on a radar screen 57. Components considered individually 58. Elm, maple or oak
JUNE 25 - 10 am - 9 pm The Seafarer’s Mission is hosting an open house to celebrate International Seafarer’s Day at 245 3rd Ave West. Everyone welcome. For more information call 250-624-6724 ONGOING The Prince Rupert Breast Cancer Support Group invites any woman living with cancer to attend our monthly luncheons every 3rd Saturday each month at 12 noon at the Crest Hotel. Prince Rupert’s 36th annual SEAFEST community festival will be held Friday June 13th to Sunday June 15th 2014. The theme is “Celebrating North Pacific Cannery’s 125th Anniversary” and parade entry forms are now available at www.prsecialevents. com. To organize an event or vendor service, please contact the Seafest Office. This event is coordinated by the volunteers of the Prince Rupert Special Events Society. For more information or to volunteer, please call Special Events at 250-624-9118 or email email@example.com. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites you to visit mormon.org . Call the LDS Missionaries @ 250-600-3032 for more information. Prince Rupert Unemployed Action Centre provides a range of FREE services to unemployed/underemployed people in Pr Rupert and Northwest BC. Need help applying for CPP, Canada Disability Pensions, Old Age Security, EI, or WCB? Landlord or Social Service difficulties? We can help! Come see us Monday - Friday, 9 am- 5 pm 869 Fraser St. at Fisherman’s Hall or call 250627-8776. Cornerstone MB Church: Coffee mornings at 202-6th Ave. West. Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am - noon All are welcome! 250627-1033 Friendship House of Prince Rupert Hosts: AamaGoot Power Puff Girlz Club (ages 7-12) Tuesday 3 - 5 pm, 3rd floor meeting room. AamaGoot Ladyz Club (18 yrs. +) Learn new artistic designs through sewing, beading, etc. Fridays 1- 4 pm, 3rd floor meeting room. Carol Doolan at the Friendship House 250-627-1717, ext. 64 for info.
Cornerstone MB Church: Sunday Celebration every week @ 10:30 am, everyone welcome. Call 250-627-1033 for details. Calling all Musicians! Prince Rupert Community Band and Choir are seeking new members No Auditions necessary! PR Community Band meets Mon. 7:30 pm - 9 pm at PRMS (formerly PRSS) Band Room. PR Comm. Choir meets Wed. 7:30 - 9 pm at PRMS Band Room. Contact Peter Witherly at 250-624-9634 The Prince Rupert & District Hospice Society is dedicated to “The care and support of those experiencing the dying and grieving process” For more information, support or to become a volunteer please call 250-6226204 If you have knowledge or skills that you would like to share, we would like to meet you as we are always looking for new tutors. We offer a supportive environment and plenty of resources to coach and support new tutors. We offer individual and small group tutoring matching volunteer tutors with students. For more information, please contact Karen Buchanan and Sharon Jo Scott at 250-627-7166 ext.39 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. BC Metis Federation of Prince Rupert meets the third Monday of every month at 1702 Atlin Ave. New people welcome. Refreshments provided. For more information call 250-627-4013 The Prince Rupert & District Hospice Society is once again sponsoring their 9 week support group “Journey though Grief”, Wednesday evenings from April 2nd-June 4th. This group is for adults 19+, who are grieving the death of a loved one. Learn what to expect and gain skills to manage your grief while connecting with others who share a similar journey. Pre-registration is required. For more information, to register, or for 1:1 support, please call the Hospice office @ 250-622-6204. Please leave your name and number and your call will be returned. This is not church! No expectations of financial support or service. Join us in a celebration of faith in Jesus Christ, Sundays 7 pm, for praise, prayer and proclamation at the Salvation Army, 25 Grenville Court. Fraser Street Literacy wants to help you acquire the skills, knowledge and confidence to participate fully in your life! If you would like tutoring or help to achieve your goals, visit our community classroom is open Monday - Friday in Room 190 at the NWCC from 11 am until 2:30 pm. If you are a student upgrading, we can help you with your studies. We also specialize in forms, applications and paperwork. Prince Rupert Seniors Centre Bingo Fridays 1- 3 pm. Everyone 19 years and older welcome. Women in Business breakfast meet on the 4th Wed each month, 7:30 am Highliner Plaza. We offer women in business an opportunity to network with other women in an informative and fairly informal environment. Interested in attending? Call the Chamber Office 250-624-2296 Prince Rupert Alcoholics Anonymous If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. Prince Rupert A.A, 250-627-1119
B12 • Northern View • May 21, 2014
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