PRINCE RUPERT VOL. 10 NO. 03
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
BREAKING THROUGH Feature
Fairview expansion expected soon Port CEO anticipates announcement in the very near future
Heart of our City: Wade Wilkins Page A5
BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
“Anticipate some type of very postive announcement some time in the first quarter.”
News Flu season mild in the Northwest Page A9
Kevin Campbell / The Northern View
Brett Fudger of the Prince Rupert Seawolves looks to carry the puck past two members of the Smithers Storm during Bantam Rep action last weekend. For more on the games, see Page 18.
Security concerns raised in Port Edward
BY SHAUN THOMAS
Pirates coming to the Lester Centre Page A11
Sports Halibut Kings founders honoured Page A16
The long-rumoured Phase II expansion of Fairview Terminal could be coming sooner rather than later. “I think one can anticipate some type of very positive announcement some time in the first quarter of 2015,” said Prince Rupert Port Authority - Don Krusel president and CEO Don Krusel in a yearend interview with the Northern View. “It’s inevitable, you just have to look at the numbers.” See FAIRVIEW on Page A2
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How prepared is Port Edward to handle an influx of camp workers and potential social issues related to work camps? That was the concern raised by councillors James Brown and Grant Moore during the Jan. 13 meeting of council, pointing to their own experience with work camps. “I want to make sure Port Edward will be involved in policing and monitoring and have solutions before it happens ... in Nass Camp, some things got out of hand,” said Brown, noting drug and alcohol use and an increase in crime can accompany an influx of transient workers. “I have a brother who goes from camp to camp. They are always supposed to be ‘zero tolerance’ camps, but it never happens,” added Moore. Both Moore and Brown said the solution for
“They are always supposed to be ‘zero tolerance’ camps, but it never happens.” - Grant Moore Port Edward could be private security to help patrol the community. “I think we should be hitting up the big companies coming in to put a private security company in place to patrol the community in the evening hours so we don’t have to rely on the RCMP,” said Moore, adding security at the camp site is simply not adequate. “If we wait for a camp to come and bring security, that security doesn’t cover our town because it is on-site only.”
Noting that private security firms don’t have the authority to patrol the town, which rests with the RCMP, Mayor Dave MacDonald said this type of discussion has been taking place with camp proponents for years on end. “We have had ongoing talks because we care about Port Edward ... we have been bringing this up to companies all the time. We have been going to police to seek better service for Port Edward even the last time you were on council three years ago. We have not just been sitting in the dark for three years,” he said to Brown, adding he doesn’t believe work camps are as bad as some believe. “I don’t believe everyone who comes here will be a drug addict or alcoholic. They are here to get money, just as you [Brown] did when you went up north ... you can’t blame everything on people who are coming to town for a job.” Council will be inviting Civeo and Black Diamond Camps to a future meeting to discuss their plans for security.
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Rupert joins Waterfront access a priority benefits alliance BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
The City of Prince Rupert has agreed, in principle, to join the Northwest BC Resource Benefits Alliance. Council voted at an in-camera meeting on Jan. 12 to sign a confidential memorandum of understanding “subject to further governance discussions” that will see them join an alliance that includes Terrace, Kitimat and the Kitimat-Stikine Regional District. The goal of the alliance is to present a united front to the provincial and federal governments when it comes to ensuring a fair share for northwest municipalities as liquefied natural gas exports and other resource-based industries turn their eyes to the region. “There will be a potential of $16-32 billion dollars of new revenue available to the province through LNG and other industries in Northwest B.C., and the RBA is designed to negotiate as a collective voice with the B.C. government to receive a fair distribution of those resources” said Mayor Lee Brain. “At this stage, Council feels it to be a low risk to join the RBA, and it also does not limit our ability to negotiate taxation agreements directly with potential LNG companies here in Prince Rupert.”
FAIRVIEW from Page A1 Fairview Terminal has seen growth every year since it opened in 2007, pushing the terminal close to capacity. “There is room, but it’s getting tight. We don’t know what the ultimate capacity is, but the terminal operator thinks it is north of 750,000 TEUs so we still have well over 100,000 TEUs of capacity. But it does demonstrate that expansion is necessary,” said Krusel. “As a port community, we can’t sustain this kind of growth without expansion moving forward. We have had the road, rail, utility corridor and I can see for the next 18 months having the Fairview container terminal expansion moving forward.” Following a year that saw overall tonnage through the Port of Prince Rupert decline, driven by a drop in coal that offset record years at both Fairview Terminal and Prince Rupert Grain, Krusel said there are a number of possibilities on the horizon that could make 2015 another year to remember. “We would see an expansion of Fairview container terminal being initiated, it would be nice to see a final investment decision by one of the LNG facilities moving forward and the new project cargo facility is now basically completed, though not fully commissioned, and we expect to see volume moving through it starting in the first quarter of 2015. That will be another form of diversification. We would also
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The completion of the road, rail, utility corridor was a highlight of 2015 for Don Krusel.
see continued growth in container traffic through Fairview and, depending on the crop year, we hope to see Prince Rupert Grain continue to show growth,” he said, noting the year will not be without challenges. “I think the challenges will continue to be with coal and the price of oil and its impact on the global and Canadian economies, which could have an impact on various initiatives in Prince Rupert and other commodity prices. We have to watch international markets to see how that unfolds ... the Chinese economy is slowing and moving from 14 per cent to 16 per cent growth to seven per cent. That is still growth, but it is slowing and that is bringing down the demand for commodities which was driving much of our growth. We don’t know what that is going to mean for us.” In the long-term, Krusel said some of the goals of the port authority include increasing waterfront access and securing land to further develop the Prince Rupert
gateway. “One of the common comments we hear is that as the port expands, there is concerns in the community that access to the waterfront is being taken away. We recognize that is a concern and it is a very important objective to address that concern ... we are working hard to make Prince Rupert a waterfront accessfocussed community and we will be focussing our efforts and investments in ensuring the public does have access to the waterfront,” he said. “We’re continuing to work with the provincial government to see if we can unlock some provincial crown lands for the expansion for intermodal activity and a logistics park. That has been a major initiative and will continue to be one; the need for the Prince Rupert gateway to expand into logistics services is quite high and that requires land. It is something that we need to work with some of our government stakeholders to unlock.”
COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FUND The Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Community Investment Fund provides ﬁnancial support for projects or initiatives in the Prince Rupert area that enhances quality of life or contributes to a lasting legacy to the community. Only projects or initiatives that are broad community-based and have a meaningful and widereaching impact in the Prince Rupert and regional communities will be considered. Projects or initiatives leveraging other funding sources will be considered on a preferential basis. All projects must provide tangible longterm beneﬁts to the community; have broad, demonstrated community support; leverage other private and/or public funding; and be environmentally sound. Contributions will not be made to the operating costs of a project or initiative; to individuals; to partisan political projects/initiatives; to projects or initiatives that are restricted to the use or beneﬁt of speciﬁc individuals or organizations within the community; where activities related to or resulting from are in violation of any federal or provincial law, regulation or policy; or to reﬁnancing of all or any part of any term debt obligations of the funding recipient. Applicants submitting a request for ﬁnancial support can be non-proﬁt entities, locally-based forms of government such as municipalities; Districts and First Nation Band Councils and non-proﬁt cooperatives. Priority will be given to projects, initiatives or events which provide the greatest funding leverage from other sources. Community support could include written support by local community groups. Normally the Community Investment Fund will not contribute more than 90% toward project costs. However, priority will be given to those seeking 50% or less for a project, initiative or event. To download the application form, visit the Prince Rupert Port Authority web site at: www.rupertport.com/community/investment Applications may be submitted to the Prince Rupert Port Authority either by regular mail or electronically between the dates of January 14th to February 14th, 2015. Mailed applications shall be sent to: Prince Rupert Port Authority Attention: Mr. Maynard Angus – Manager, Community Relations 200 – 215 Cow Bay Road Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1A2 Proposals sent by electronic mail shall be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
January 21, 2015 • Northern View • A3
Chamber pushing for more flights, dock upgrades BY SHAUN THOMAS PORT EDWARD / The Northern View
After commissioning a report on the impact of limited capacity aboard the Digby Island Ferry, representatives from the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce outlined the next steps during the Jan. 13 meeting of Port Edward council. Given that new buses are unable to access the ferry due to issues with the dock, chamber president John Farrell said that is next on the group’s agenda. “The next stage we’re going to do is determine the cost of either renovating the existing dock structures or fabricating new ones. That is the next piece because before we can even talk about ferries we need to talk about the docks,” he said, noting the same industry stakeholders that contributed to the ferry study will be at the table to examine the docks. “The whole point is to cost share this exercise, so it will be hiring an engineering consultant to do a feasibility study and cost analysis. Then it is decision time. It will go back to the table and the proof will be in the pudding in terms of how much each proponent needs to spend in terms of infrastructure ... one of the things we want to do to keep this cheap is that the Prince Rupert Port Authority is using its in-house engineers to help work with the consultant to look at different scenarios.” During the meeting, Coun. Dan Franzen expressed his desire to see a
change to not only the ferry run but how the airport opens itself to vehicle traffic. “You definitely need to go with the new docks and with Tobey Point. You have to get rid of that long run. The way I see it that ferry should run one hour from one side and keep going back and forth,” he said of the ferry run. “We should have a big parking lot on the other side with meters just like they have in Terrace so you can take your car there and park. There it is $6 per day and it is full all the time. The cost to get over there if you want to take your car, $40, is too much. You could make that up in that parking fee.” In addition to issues surrounding the dock and the ferry, chamber vice-president Rosa Miller said the schedule in and out of Prince Rupert needs to change. “In preparation for tonight’s meeting I went to the Air Canada website to try and book a flight from Prince Rupert to Vancouver on Jan. 28, returning Jan. 29. I thought that was a Wednesday and Thursday, the quietest days. I also did the same for Terrace. In Terrace there are five flights departing from Terrace starting at 6:00 in the morning and the last returning at 11 p.m. From Prince Rupert there are two, the first departing at at 10:45 a.m. and returning at 7:50 p.m. If you take those numbers and run them, flying out of Terrace will double your opportunity window in terms of business you could do in Vancouver or business you could do in the north. Then in December, Air Canada
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Upgrades to the docks would be needed for the Digby Island Ferry to hold new buses.
came out and announced they would be offering jet service from Terrace to Calgary, in essence further encouraging residents of Prince Rupert and Port Edward to use the Terrace airport,” she told council. “What we would like to do as chamber is sit at the table with the District of Port Edward and the City of Prince Rupert to come to some sort of solution so we could meet with executives from Air Canada to demand better service. Otherwise we will watch our airport die ... it’s one thing to work on the ferry and the dock, but if there are no flights coming in then it won’t be worth it.” Farrell and Miller noted that the issue with adding another flight is having enough people to fill it, something that may be possible if dozens of people weren’t making their way to Terrace each day because of the schedule there.
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“It’s a bit of a double-edge sword. They want to work with the chamber, they want work with the community, but we can’t increase ridership if they can’t increase the number of flights,” said Miller. “We’re already losing probably close to a flight per day to the Terrace airport from our own people ... once we reach that capacity, will they be ready to add an additional flight?” questioned Farrell. While saying the district would welcome the chance to participate in discussions about the future of the airport, Mayor Dave MacDonald said it was important to not specifically target Air Canada. “I think we should talk to all of the airlines about what they can do to increase capacity for the whole area, but I would also be asking the First Nations communities for their support because they fly a lot too,” he said.
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Council pondering increase to transit fares Route changes approved BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
The City of Prince Rupert recently approved BC Transit route changes, but will wait until later this month to decide on potential fare alterations. The approved route changes include reallocating service to provide more trips to the transition society and adding an additional school special, as well as eliminating a section of the Crestview run. Modifications will be implemented on May 1. â€œThese service changes are no-cost options. Itâ€™s not going to make any difference to the cost, itâ€™s just providing more effective and efficient service,â€? said Gina Curran, senior regional transit manager for BC Transit, during a presentation to council on Jan. 12. Service to the North Coast Transition Societyâ€™s facility on Park Avenue will be provided on a new combo route that begins as Route 54, the Westview run, and ends as Route 52, Summit. This will be done by redistributing service from low-volume Westview trips and one from the Summit run. Instead of continuing down Second Avenue West, the bus will turn down 11th Street and onto Park Avenue to serve the transition society. The new combo, Route 56, will then turn into a portion of the Summit route, which is highly used. Route 53, or Crestview, will be altered slightly. Instead of turning onto the loop, buses will go down the straight portion of Crestview Drive, with BC Transit promising to erect a shelter for commuters. â€œThereâ€™s a big loop in the route and itâ€™s wrecking the leaf springs in the This weekâ€™s feature:
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â€œYou could get a larger drop off in ridership.â€? - Barry Cunningham buses,â€? â€?C Curran explained. l i d Additionally, the 3:05 p.m. Crestview trip will be converted into an afternoon school special to ease capacity issues on the existing Seal Cove Special trip. â€œCurrently thereâ€™s one bus that goes past both the middle school and the high school. It gets overloaded and itâ€™s becoming quite a challenge, so weâ€™re proposing a small change that would split those passengers into two separate bus routes and service two separate neighbourhoods,â€? Curran said. By having both the 3:05 p.m. Crestview and Seal Cove buses go past Prince Rupert Middle School and Charles Hays Secondary School, students could take either bus based on their destination neighbourhood, spreading the load of the two schools. The 3:05 Seal Cove Special will offer more direct service for passengers by removing the Immanuel and India Streets portion of the trip. While council unanimously approved route adjustments, many councils had concerns with the proposed fare increases. BC Transit recommends municipalities review their fares every three years, with the last changes in Prince Rupert occurring in January 2012. BC Transit is advising the city to charge $2 for all transit users, aside from children four and under who ride for free. â€œThat way itâ€™s one coin, easy for drivers, easy for the passengers. Doesnâ€™t matter where you get on and off, itâ€™s two bucks,â€? said Curran. But Coun. Joy Thorkelson took issue with the fact that Port
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The Crestview route is one that will be seeing changes following approval from council.
Edward transit users would be paying the same amount. â€œWhy would somebody pay the same amount to ride for five blocks in Prince Rupert as somebody whoâ€™s going to go eight miles out to Port Edward?â€? she questioned. Curran said 25 cents is a minimal increase and dealing with one coin would be easier for all. Coun. Wade Niesh, a former BC Transit bus driver in Prince Rupert, agreed it would simplify the system. â€œIf you see somebody throwing two bucks in all the time, itâ€™s easy to keep track of as a driver. Especially when you have 40 kids walk onto a bus at the same time,â€? he said. A number of changes to discount prices were also presented, with Curran saying Prince Rupertâ€™s fees are below guidelines. BC Transit is recommending the cost of monthly passes for seniors and students go up by $2.50, with monthly passes for adults remaining the same, suggesting to lower the cost of semester passes by $1.75. The proposal included charging adults $18 for tickets, up from $15.75, and $15 for seniors and students, up
from $13.50. Another recommendation is to decrease the price of adult day passes by 50 cents and increase the cost for seniors and students by 24 cents. The biggest increase BC Transit is recommending is to yearly passes for seniors. Currently $12, the agency is suggesting the city charge $45 for a year pass, which concerned Coun. Barry Cunningham. â€œYou could get a larger drop off in ridership in that particular group because thatâ€™s quite an increase ... and youâ€™re talking about a group thatâ€™s on a fixed income,â€? Cunningham said. Thorkelson noted ridership dropped the last time fares went up, but Curran said passenger numbers balanced back within a year. BC Transit estimates the fare changes would create a nine-per-cent increase in revenue and a six per cent decrease in ridership, or $36,000 in extra revenue and $20,000 lost due to ridership decline. The City of Prince Rupert currently recovers between 28 to 30 per cent of costs from the transit system, which is high according to Curran. Council will consider changes to fares at the Jan. 26 council meeting.
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Just how far from train tracks hunting should be banned is a question District of Port Edward staff will be looking into after a revised bylaw ruffled the feathers of councillor and avid hunter Dan Franzen. In revising the map, staff presented a bylaw that would prohibit the discharge of firearms 500 metres from the shore along the coast from Morse Basin to the district boundaries at the Skeena River due to the train track. â€œThis distance is ridiculous. Itâ€™s further than some rifles and shotguns fire. What youâ€™re doing is making it so people canâ€™t hunt ducks anywhere on the foreshore for the whole length of the rail line. I think itâ€™s just ludicrous,â€? he s aid. â€œThere definitely should not be any firearms near residential areas, not at all, but from Cassiar
â€œI think itâ€™s just ludicrous.â€? - Dan Franzen Cannery east is all open area as far as I am concerned.â€? Noting that the maps were being revised because the railways werenâ€™t included in the original 2011 bylaw, chief administrative officer Bob Payette said he would look into the matter to see what, if anything, could be done as the regulations relating to CN are federal jurisdiction. â€œWe will meet their minimum standards ... we will review the distances, but we may not be able to make any changes,â€? he said. The bylaw and maps will be brought back to a future meeting as council tabled the matter until clarification was recieved.
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January 21, 2015• Northern View • A5
Heart of our City
Shaping Rupert’s karate kids BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
It wasn’t the allure of the black belt that led Wade Wilkins into the world of karate. In fact, the old Okinawan discipline didn’t even originally use the coloured belts to designate skill level. “Back in the day there was no such thing as the belt system. They just worked out and trained and that’s how it was and you get the skills, especially when they moved it to the west and they moved karate from Okinawa to Japan – they started adopting the Judo way of things with the belt ranking system,” said Wade last week. Rather, it was the fanaticism around Bruce Lee and his presence as a martial artist around 1974 that attracted the Prince Rupert Karate Club’s head instructor to the art. “Everybody was loving that stuff,” said Wade. The Prince Rupert Karate Club is a member of Renshikan Karate-do International and a club that studies Shito-ryo karate. Wade has taken it over after a long line of predecessors, including its founder, Corp. Bill Pitcher of the RCMP, who started it in 1974. “It was tough,” recalled Wade. “He was a tough instructor, but it was good.” Just 14 at the time, Wade got his feet wet in the martial art here in Prince Rupert and over time, was never attracted to the competitive side of karate, but more for its potential to help the youngster come out of his shell a little bit. “There are three types of karate [people are interested in],” he explained. “Sport karate, karate for fitness and karate for self defence and self-growth and I lean more towards self-growth ... So you want to teach self-discipline and humility and respect and perseverance, to become good people. You transfer the [skills] from the dojo to everyday life,” said Wade, who said after he took karate his public speaking skills and self-confidence
shot right up. Born in Prince George and raised in Rupert, and an alumnus of the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Burnaby, Wilkins also played some puck in minor hockey while in town and in intramurals at BCIT. “I played three games in the superleague where all the best played and I got third-star in a game, so it was kind of fun,” he said. “I like to head out to the pond here to play when it freezes up.” After taking a break from the katas and bunkais from 1976 until 1984, Wade got back into it full-force. He went through the coloured-belt ranks without issue, but when the time came for Wade to achieve his black belt status (also known as first-dan or Shodan), he wasn’t able to acquire it his first time testing in Kitimat, but finally obtained the iconic band during the 1989 Northern Winter Games. “During the competition I won gold for the kata (various offensive and defensive techniques) and then for the kumite (prearranged free-fighting) I won my fight but I couldn’t continue anymore because the guy had smashed my nose. During my exam I had my nose all plugged up trying to do every kata. I was supposed to do throwing techniques and break falls but I couldn’t because of my nose, so [the tester] said don’t bother,” Wade explained. “So I passed, but it was tough.” The instructor’s greatest influence was David Akutagawa sensei, an eighth-dan karate master. “He’s passed away but he was head instructor for our organization in Canada (Renshikan Karate-do International). He was a short guy, sort of stocky and he kept on going into his 60s,” said Wade. Akutagawa sensei travelled to the Kitimat-Terrace area two or three times per year and even resided there for awhile where Wilkins would train at various camps under his tutelage. Akutagawa sensei later moved to the Lower Mainland as a chief referee for Canada and international judge. “He had a really good attitude. A lot
Kevin Campbell / The Northern View
Prince Rupert’s Karate Club’s operator Wade Wilkins has travelled to Japan and trained under the founder of Chito-ryu karate (a form of the martial art), Kenei Mabuni Soke.
of knowledge ... the training was really intense, like all day, but a lot of the fun stuff was the social stuff afterwards. You get to see people from all over Canada and train with them and socialize. [Akutagawa] considers us family,” said Wade. The Prince Rupert dojo head even travelled to Japan for 10 days in 2009 to visit Akutagawa sensei and Kenei Mabuni Soke, a 10th-dan and founder of Chitoryu karate. Wade and company spent six days in Tokyo and three days in Osaka and even presented a demonstration, complete with drummers, Japanese dance and weaponry and suits of samurai armour. “One of the senseis cleared his backyard out and pulled plants and put mats down [so we could perform],” said Wade. Nowadays, Wade runs the Prince Rupert Karate Club out of Fisherman’s Hall with the help of Kevin Forssell (2nd dan) and wife Dale Campbell (3rd dan) who he met through karate. Their son, Aidan, is attending UNBC. Wade teaches a children’s class and an adult class, with and without weapons,
though the weapons teachings are more individualized due to the customizable nature of the weapon (different-sized handles, etc...) and is dependent on who buys them. Most of all, Wade just likes to see his students succeed in karate and outside of it. “Parents have come back to us and told us that their kids’ schooling’s really improved since they started taking karate ... some kids work their way up to adult class and become a black belt but one’s a lawyer, one’s a doctor, one’s a dentist, two are becoming optometrists, one’s an engineer, one’s a pharmacist,” he said. “That’s where I feel my greatest pleasure is – when I see these kids succeeding, that’s what it’s all about as far as I’m concerned. Karate, generally speaking, is about selfdefence but I’ve never really been attacked or anything. It does happen and you have it there for that purpose, but my sensai told me karate is not just about selfdefence, it’s about self-preservation [in all aspects of life].”
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January 21, 2015
Full-time is the way to go
ack in July, I cautioned readers about managing their expectations when it came to the office of the mayor. At the time I pointed out that it was a part-time job, paid as such, so the expectations should not be of electing a mayor who would then do fulltime work. It was written at a time when we had a mayor who could put in full-time hours on parttime pay because of his current situation. Fast-forward about six months and we now have a mayor who is putting in part-time hours for part-time pay, which seems only fair, but one who was swept into office on a wave of change and hope that would realistically require full-time work. Thus it is no surprise that Coun. Barry Cunningham wants to examine moving the position of mayor from part-time to full-time. It’s something that has come up before and, in my view, is the right thing for the city at this time. If you want a full-time mayor, you have to be willing to pay for it. And the work of leading our city is unquestionably a full-time job. ~ Shaun Thomas
City council getting to work on housing issue: Brain
he focus of this article is what the City of Prince Rupert can do about affordable housing. As a renter myself, I know first-hand the pressures many residents are feeling at the moment. Rest assured that council is focused and being proactive in the matter. To start, our previous council organized a housing workshop with a diverse group of community members in the fall to discuss an assortment of housing needs, and the report from that is available on the city’s website. On top of the discussion and solutions presented at the workshop, we now have a precise and accurate bird’s eye view of Prince Rupert’s empty lots and housing conditions thanks to the fine work of city staff. Now it’s time for the next step – executing a city-wide housing strategy. There are different levels of housing needs — assisted/subsidized living, social housing, low-income rentals, affordable mid-level homes, etc. Many of these fall into a provincial jurisdiction, but our council and city staff are rolling
up our sleeves and getting a ‘Housing First’ strategy to work. and is on track to eliminate In our last council homelessness in their meeting, Coun. community by next year. Cunningham brought The idea is rather than create forward a resolution to temporary shelters, homeless form a housing committee. people are put into their own The committee will be places without imposing rules tasked with taking us from or conditions. So far they our discussion and data have moved 672 residents, collection phase towards including 220 children, out creating a housing action of homelessness over the plan with clear and last five years with 72 per realistic deliverables. We cent of those able to keep will also be reaching out their housing. This could to regional First Nations GUEST VIEW be an effective strategy for communities and relevant By Mayor Lee Brain us during a potential LNG community organizations boom. to create a team effort In addition, the City of in order to address such a large and Prince Rupert are land owners. We complex issue. have the ability to offer incentives to As Coun. Thorkelson has suggested, developers and contractors, such as we need to be in contact with selling lots at below market values, and municipalities that have existing models applying affordable housing conditions that can be integrated into Prince in exchange. The same could be done Rupert. For example, the municipality with targeted developments such as of Medicine Hat, Alberta, has employed affordable seniors housing complexes.
I also believe now is a good time to explore ‘out of the box’ solutions such as allowing residents to construct ‘Tiny Homes’ on their property as rentals, developing co-housing or co-op housing, and re-zoning certain areas to allow the development of new rental suites. Lastly, it’s important for people to understand their rights as tenants. Landlords are only able to raise your rent once per year at 2.2 per cent of your total rent. This means a landlord cannot raise your rent overnight by however much they want and cannot evict you if you decline the increase. Ensure you are up to date on your rights by visiting the B.C. Government’s Residential Tenancy Office website. In the meantime, we will coordinate our housing committee progress with proposed solutions from higher levels of government. We have a lot of work ahead of us, but we are all in this together. The quality of life for all our residents is council’s number one priority and we look forward to creating solutions as a community team effort.
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January 21, 2015 • Northern View • A7
On the street
Should the position of Prince Rupert mayor be a full-time position?
With Martina Perry
“Yeah, I think he’s got a big job.”
“It probably should be.”
“I think it should be, there’s a lot of stuff that needs to get done.”
We must be sustainable Editor: This letter is regarding Nexen Energy’s proposed Aurora LNG project for Digby Island across from Prince Rupert. I am not the only person in this area that is deeply disturbed by the proposed massive LNG export terminal. The negative impacts from such a terminal will be felt by all residents and tourists in Prince Rupert and the surrounding area. For the residents of Dodge Cove, on Digby Island, this proposal strikes at the heart of our community as that is almost in our backyard. The number one concern above all else is the health risks such a terminal would bring with it. The cancer-causing toxins released into our air will directly affect our air quality and our water supply. There are many reasons to not place these terminals close to residential areas (the constant noise, lights, smog, marine navigation disturbance, local wildlife and marine life destruction and destruction our fishing and hunting grounds and beaches) but the main issue that matters is our health. Prince Rupert has often boasted of the great quality of our drinking water - this has also been the case with the air (especially for many of us susceptible to breathing problems). The pristine surrounding wilderness and marine environment is why most of us live in such a remote location, and why tourists travel from all over the world to our town. When a group of children were asked what would make their neighborhood a better place, their responses included the following (as published by Peace Child International 1992): “I would like a place where the sky is blue, the air is clean, birds sing, the sun is shining, the earth is covered in rich forests, and everything around smells of strawberries.” Well, except for the sun shining and the strawberries, this is exactly what I am already
“My community has been here for over 100 years, let’s make it 100 more.” - Sarah Brown providing my child. If a Nexen representative approached you and offered you money in exchange for your health - or maybe your child’s health - what would your reply be? And just so we are clear, no money is being offered. A handful of jobs is hardly compensation for my child’s health nothing can compensate for that. I am proud of my community that is looking past the short-term benefits and refusing the long-term destruction of this clean environment we have always called home. I am both angry and ashamed of the Canadian government that has set no laws in place to protect its citizens, but seems to be openly supporting and encouraging the pillaging of our homes. No protection from toxins, no protection from potential gas leaks and explosions and no protection of our quality of life. Many people are discussing whether or not these proposed terminals will even be built. I would rather not leave the choice up to companies such as Nexen. I would rather know that residential areas are protected, and that the lives and health of Canadian citizens matter. My community has been here for over 100 years, let’s make it 100 more. Nexen, I oppose you. Sarah C. Brown Dodge Cove
Mining an economic boom Editor: As we start the new year and discuss growth sectors in B.C. for 2015 and beyond, many people might be quick to underestimate the contribution that mining and exploration make to B.C.’s economy. In 2013 for instance, the mining industry added $511 million in direct payments to the provincial government and its various agencies. The number of people working in B.C.’s mining industry also increased in
2013, directly employing 10,720 people. Over the next 10 years, the B.C. mining industry is expected to require a surprising 16,770 new workers to meet the needs of mining expansion and retirements. These are impressive stats for a vital B.C. industry that rarely gets recognized as one of the bedrocks of our B.C. economy. The mining industry definitely carries its weight. Jesse McClinton Victoria
Photo courtesy Prince Rupert Port Authority DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR?: Environmental technician Adam Simons describes noise and air quality monitoring technology to participants in Prince Rupert’s PAC 10 Tutoring summer camps. The monitoring station is located at Westview Wood Pellet Terminal.
Monitoring systems gauge industry impact
hrough a number of programs launched in recent years, the Prince Rupert Port Authority is gathering information about environmental conditions—and learning to ensure that industrial development respects the integrity of the natural ecosystem. Together with like-minded community organizations and industry partners, the Port Authority is monitoring issues like air quality and introducing best practices to reduce the impact of existing operations and future developments. Through a partnership with BC’s Ministry of Environment and School District 52, the Prince Rupert Port Authority installed a meteorological tower on the roof of Roosevelt Park Community School in 2012. The 10-metre tower measures wind direction, wind speed, temperature and relative humidity. This data has helped create an atmospheric dispersion model that illustrates patterns of emissions released from port activities including ships, trains and other vehicles. Following the redevelopment of the Westview Industrial Site in 2013, the Port Authority installed the port’s first air quality monitoring station, which measures particulate matter. The station ensures the Westview Wood Pellet Terminal complies with provincial objectives for the density and size of airborne particles. Nearby cannisters also collect dust. Dustfall quantities are measured and speciated (separating wood dust from insect parts and pollen, for example) at regular intervals. At the same site, noise monitoring equipment measures sound emanating from port operations on the waterfront. The data gathered from this station is informing the Port Authority and Pinnacle Renewable Energy Group about which activities are generating high noise levels. This helps establish baselines for noise levels that will show the effectiveness of future noise management initiatives. Working with project proponents Pacific NorthWest LNG and BG Group, the Port Authority coordinated the establishment of the port’s first wet deposition station. Funded by the two liquefied natural gas companies and administered by the Port Authority, the station is located in the District of Port Edward. It collects samples of rainfall and snow that are tested for chemical compounds including nitrate, sulfate and free acidity. As with other monitoring sites, the samples collected at the wet deposition station are providing data that define today’s air quality within the vicinity of the Port of Prince Rupert. This information will be used as a reference for future environmental assessments for developments— and compared against future air quality to understand the impact of major industrial development. Through these initiatives and monitoring programs, the Port Authority is working collaboratively to measure airborne pollutants and better understand how we can keep our community healthy. Commitment to air quality is a key component of Port Authority’s 2020 Environmental Sustainability Plan. Watch local students explore the Westview Terminal environmental monitoring systems by visiting facebook.com/rupertport. Re:port is a collaborative promotional venture by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and The Northern View.
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School Program RegistraƟon InformaƟon 2015-16 School Year
General Kindergarten RegistraƟon Kindergarten registraƟon will take place at all elementary schools from: Monday February 2 to Friday, February 13, 2015 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 – 3:00 pm each weekday Note: RegistraƟon Ɵme for Port Edward School is 9:00 - 11:30 am; French Immersion registraƟon will take place at Roosevelt School If your child is 5 years old by December 31, 2015, s/he is eligible to start school this coming September. Please Note all schools oīer full-day Kindergarten. When registering for a Kindergarten program, please bring: • Your child’s Birth CerƟĮcate (or other proof of age such as a Permanent Residence Card, Provincial ID Card or Passport); • B.C. Care Card; and, • ImmunizaƟon Records with you. Parents may choose to defer their child’s entry to school, based on readiness, for one year. Please contact your neighbourhood school for consultaƟon if you are concerned about your child’s readiness. Students who are not registered during the two weeks of registraƟon are not guaranteed a placement at their neighbourhood school. Please avoid disappointment and register during the registraƟon period. Thank you. Early French Immersion (Kindergarten and Grade 1) French Immersion is a bilingual program which is open to all children throughout the Prince Rupert School District. French language spoken at home is NOT a prerequisite for this program, and most parents of French Immersion students typically do not speak French themselves. Children entering Kindergarten or Grade 1 may register for French Immersion. French Immersion Program will run in Roosevelt School as a dual-track school oīering both a complete French Immersion K-5 program as well as a complete K-5 English program. To learn more about the Immersion program oīered please visit or call Roosevelt School (250-624-6126). Catchment Area For your catchment area please refer to the School District website hƩp://sd52.bc.ca/sd52root/content/catchment-area-map Ferries & Buses Ferries and buses will be transporƟng students between Metlakatla and Prince Rupert. Students taking the ferry to Prince Rupert will be dropped oī at the Metlakatla Ferry Dock. Buses will be waiƟng by the Northland Dock and will drop students oī at the same spot. Bus service will be oīered for students aƩending Lax Kxeen and Pineridge. Cross Boundary Transfers Families that are considering requesƟng a change in schools for their child/ren must Įll out a Cross Boundary ApplicaƟon, available at all schools and the School Board Oĸce, and submit the form to the child’s current school or the School Board Oĸce for consideraƟon. All Cross Boundary requests must be submiƩed on February 2, 2015 and no later February 27, 2015. Any requests received aŌer that date will not be considered unƟl the Įrst week of school in September 2015. Cross Boundary applicaƟons no longer need to be completed annually. If you have any further quesƟons regarding registraƟon, please call the School Board Oĸce at 250-624-6717 or contact your neighbourhood school.
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City to focus on housing, business BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
The City of Prince Rupert will be forming committees to address housing issues and expanding business in the community. Coun. Barry Cunningham brought forward a motion to form a housing committee at the Jan. 12 council meeting. “I think the only way we’re going to solve this problem is ourselves and regionally. The province and the feds are - Blair Mirau giving it a lot of lip service, but not a lot of substance,” he said. “I want to get the ball rolling on this ... I don’t think one housing committee is going to be able to address all of the issues at hand here. But the major issues are social housing, assisted housing and seniors’ housing,” Cunningham added. Mayor Lee Brain suggested a select standing committee be created in order to move things forward as soon as possible. With the help of councillors, Brain will hand-select individuals for the group. “I think this is the best structured approach and then we can branch into multiple directions,” Brain said. The goal is to have the committee formed by early February, which will include Brain and any other city councillors who choose to join. Then, Coun. Blair Mirau moved that council establish a small business task force. “I think it’s time for us to make expanding our tax base a priority. I think the best way to do that is to solicit feedback from local businesses that deal with city hall on a regular basis and then really start to investigate some initiatives that can encourage business growth and ultimately help take the tax burden off of residents and existing businesses,” he said. Both resolutions received unanimous support from council, with Coun. Joy Thorkelson setting the proviso that the purpose, terms of reference and deliverables be set after the groups form.
“It’s time for us to make expanding our tax base a priority.”
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Come to the School Board Budget MeeƟng You are invited to aƩend a World Café ConsultaƟon on the Annual Budget.
Date: Monday, January 26, 2015 Place: CHSS MulƟ-Purpose Room Time: 7:00 p.m. The purpose of this meeƟng is to consult and provide an update of the School District’s Preliminary Budget for 2015-16
January 21, 2015 • Northern View • A9
Flu season mild compared to last year’s numbers BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
While other parts of the province are experiencing high volumes of influenza cases, the Northern Health region is having a mild flu season. “Last year at this time there were lines of residents waiting for their flu shots,” Dr. William Osei, Northern Health medical health officer, said. So far this season there have been 21 confirmed cases of influenza in the Northern Health, compared to 47 in the same time period of last year. Dr. Osei said in the Northwest area of the region, which includes Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii, there has only been two confirmed cases, neither in Prince Rupert. There have been 10 cases in the Northeast and nine in the Northern Interior. But Dr. Osei said it’s hard to determine the true number of influenza cases as many who are infected stay home and treat themselves. The flu season usually peaks in early-January, with the second peak occurring four weeks later. While the H1N1 influenza strain was the most common last season, this year there have been more cases of H3N2 around B.C. Symptoms of both strains are the same, but Dr. Osei said H1N1 is more infectious.
The H3N2 virus mutated after the most recent vaccine was created, so it doesn’t offer full protection against the strain. “We didn’t hit all [three components in the vaccination] that we intended to hit,” Dr. Osei explained. “Fortunately for us we haven’t had the type of widespread transmission that the Lower Mainland and other provinces are seeing,” he said, noting the flu hasn’t been an issue in northern long-term care facilities. Jonathon Dyck, Northern Health spokesperson, said the authority has a sufficient supply of flu vaccines across the region. “If there is a community that is seeing a shortage of the flu vaccine or higher demand than another community, what we do is we move the vaccine around community to community to make sure people who would like a flu shot are able to access it,” Dyck said. The number of people who were vaccinated by public health alone within the region was 16,453 as of Jan. 3. Dr. Osei said the best way people can protect themselves against influenza is to get immunized and regularly wash their hands. To book an immunization appointment through Northern Health in Prince Rupert, call 250-622-6380. Immunizations are also available at a number of pharmacy’s in the community.
Rice welcomes IAC report BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice said a recent report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights highlights the government’s legal obligation to not only investigate, but prevent violence against indigenous women. The report, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in British Columbia, Canada by the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights, part of the Organization of American States, addresses the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women in B.C. and Canada, analyzing the context in which these women have gone missing or have been murdered and looking at the response to this human rights issue by the Canadian government. The report supports the call on the federal government to launch an inquiry into the issue, with the seven-member panel of the commission, none Canadian, stating the disappearances and murders are part of a broader pattern of discrimination. It points to Canada’s history of colonization, inequality and economic and social marginalization as among the root causes of violence against indigenous women. The report states that “addressing violence against women is not sufficient unless the underlying factors of discrimination that
originate and exacerbate the violence are also addressed”. “The report is another demonstration of how the B.C. Liberals, along with the federal government, are failing First Nations women and northern communities by giving up on recommendations, including the much needed shuttle bus service along the Highway of Tears, made by the Missing Women’s Commission over two years ago,” said Rice. “This new report demands that these recommendations must be fully implemented, and that even this full implementation is only ‘a starting point for reforms’ to investigating cases of missing and murdered indigenous women.” Despite the subject being brought forward by Rice in the Legislature several times since she was elected, there has been little progress made by government. “The B.C. Liberals say they want a violencefree B.C. but then they ignore recommendations that would improve safety for women and girls across the north. It’s time that the Liberal government begins to take seriously the reality for many Aboriginal women in Northern communities,” said Rice. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the federal government have rejected calls for an inquiry many times.
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Dawn Banser, a public health nurse with Northern Health, vaccinates her co-worker Kim Hughes. Northern Health will be providing free influenza immunizations at Prince Rupert Community Health every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 1 and 4 p.m. until spring, with residents being encouraged to drop in to get their shot.
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Photo courtesy of the Prince Rupert City & Regional Archives , L.B.B. Boulton collection
Then - The Forest Service building on December 15, 1955 taken from the
First Avenue side, the year construction was completed. The Prince Rupert Forest Service regional office covered a large area from the Queen Charlotte Islands, to Lower Post on the Yukon border, to Sheraton east of Burns Lake, down to Bella Coola.
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Now - The lower portion of the building has been enclosed and is now occupied by Hecate Strait Employment Development Society.
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Arts and Entertainment
January 21, 2015 • Northern View • A11
CHSS presenting a tale of love ... and piracy BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
It’s a comic opera about a young man faced with a hard decision; The woman he loves or the gang of pirates he has called family all of his life? This is the predicament in a new version of Gillbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, which Charles Hays Secondary School (CHSS) students will present three consecutive performances of later this month. Artistic director Alison O’Toole and musical director Jeff Saunders have been working with students for the production since October. The Pirates of Penzance is a different style of musical theatre than past CHSS productions and is much more music-heavy. “The tempos are very quick in some of the songs and the words come very fast, so it’s been a challenge for the actors,” O’Toole said, noting students have progressed wonderfully. “From the band’s perspective, it’s quite difficult music ... but the musicians have been working really hard,” said Saunders, noting a number of experienced Prince Rupert musicians are part of the pit band. “They sound professional,” added O’Toole. The Pirates of Penzance tells the story of Frederic (Daelan Calder) who is released from his apprenticeship to
a band of pirates, including the Pirate King (Ryan Wightman) and Samual (Blake Foxall), his lieutenant. “He is off to lead a respectable life which would involve him exterminating the pirates who have been his friends and family since he was a young boy,” said O’Toole. With the pirate maid Ruth (Hannah Komadina) being the only woman he’s ever seen before, Frederic quickly falls in love with the daughter of Major-General Stanley (Jacob Skerritt), Mabel (Jordan Weir), after returning to civilization. But complications arise, leaving Frederic divided between his loyalties to the pirate band and the father of his new love-interest. “He’s faced with a difficult choice,” said Saunders. “He is torn between the woman he loves and his obligation or duties to the pirates,” added O’Toole. There are just under 50 students involved with the performance all together, making up the cast, crew and pit band. Additionally, CHSS textiles students helped to create some of the costumes. While it’s usually difficult finding enough male actors for the annual musicals, this was the first time in many years where more boys auditioned for the production than girls. “The cast is an even split ... I guess pirates really brought (the boys) out,”
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There will be plenty of adventure on the high seas as the CHSS drama department presents the Pirates of Penzance beginning tomorrow.
O’Toole said. Both O’Toole and Saunders said the amount of student-to-student learning that has occurred during preparations has been remarkable, with the older students helping younger ones grow as performers, musicians and stage hands. “I love (the musical theatre) program because it is a mentoring program ... they
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Sugar Shack celebrates fifth anniversary BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
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Norm Craddock of the Prince Rupert Seafarer’s Mission accepts a cheque for $1,000 from Prince Rupert Rotary Club president Bob Killbery and projects committee chair Donovan Dias.
Seniors Centre notes BY DONNA PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
Monday Whist: 1st - Paul P. and Merle S, 2nd - Jane C. and Marie D., 3rd - the two Marys. Thursday: 1st - Lorna M. and Eileen P., 2nd - Ed O. and Sharron P./Laurel M. and Diane E. Better at Home — a service for seniors in the community who wish to remain
independent in their homes — i.e. yard clean-up, snow removal, friendly visiting etc. For more information and to register call: 250-622-2893. There is a cost to the services but it is subsidized and is calculated on a sliding scale based on your income. Put Feb. 1 Pancake Breakfast on your calendar. We had a poor turnout last month and had to cut the breakfast short due to a power outage!
The fifth annual Sugar Shack Festival is so close, you can almost smell maple toffee in the air. Patrick Witwicki, executive director of Association des francophones et francophiles du Nord-Ouest (AFFNO), is finishing up the plans for this year’s event, taking place from Jan. 29 to Jan. 31. As per usual, the festival will kick-off with the Sugar Shack Social taking place at Cowpuccino’s on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. The event will include treats and a live acoustic set by Prince Rupert musician Blair Marr-Verge. Then on Friday, Vancouver-based band Pastiche will perform at the Lester Centre of the Arts, with opening act Ben Cornwall from Prince Rupert. Consisting of Boris Favre, lead vocalist and pianist, Allan Dionne on accordion and Cameron Wilson playing the fiddle, Pastiche combines original tunes with traditional folk songs and music from Brittany, France and Quebec. “It’s a fusion of traditional with modern chords and modern rhythms,” said Favre. “The subjects of our songs are very traditional, rural topics: kitchen parties and things of that nature.” The musicians performed in Prince
“The subjects of our songs are very traditional.” - Boris Favre Rupert previously in the Celtic-funk band Mad Pudding and are happy to be returning to the North Coast. “It’s always fun to get up north and get to know other parts of the province and country,” Favre said. Pastiche will also be providing entertainment at the Sugar Shack Brunch, the festival’s main attraction, on Saturday, Jan. 31. The event will include delicious traditional food and maple toffee on snow. “It’s all about the food,” said Witwicki. AFFNO is still in need of volunteers to help out with the festival, particularly for clean up following the brunch. Anyone willing to lend a hand is encouraged to call Witwicki at 250-627-1313 or email affno@ citywest.ca Tickets for the kick-off social can be purchased at Cowpuccino’s and the AFFNO office, with tickets for Pastiche’s show being available at the Lester Centre of the Arts and Cook’s Jewellers. Tickets for the brunch can be purchased at Cook’s Jewellers and the AFFNO office.
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Prince Rupert Lions Jeff Carlson, Ben Fricker and Rodney Proskiw present $1,800 to Kris Schumacher of the Oldfield Creek Hatchery and and $3,600 to Erica Collison of the Salvation Army. The money was raised at this year’s Blue Knuckle Derby. .
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Rampage say goodbye to season River Kings top Rupert in 5-1 win to close out Rampage’s year BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
Well, they fixed their slow starts. After a year full of being down early and having to claw their way back, the Prince Rupert Rampage had one of their best periods of the season during the first frame of their last game of the 2014-15 season versus the Terrace River Kings and led the division-leading River Kings 1-0 at the end of one. While their start wasn’t the issue, their special teams were in a 5-1 loss on Friday night at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. “We had it going good in the first period ... in the third we kind of let up for a couple minutes and that’s the game right there,” said defenceman Marcus Atchison after the game. Jordan Weir opened the scoring on a banked-in rebound after a blistering Rampage shot dinged the post and Weir was able to collect the rebound for his career-high sixth goal of the season. Craig Munro and Ben Towner assisted. The Rampage (2-13-1), as they often have, skated with the River Kings (13-2-0) shift for shift, but on one particular man-advantage for the home team, two defensive breakdowns led to two shorthanded goals on the same penalty kill for Terrace in the third period to put the game out of reach for Rupert. Terrace’s go-ahead 2-1 goal early in the third period was scored by a streaking Jordan Peddle after Rupert committed a giveaway on the powerplay. Not a minute later and after furious shorthanded pressure by Terrace, Rupert’s Highway 16 rivals scored again on the Rampage’s starting netminder Devon Gerrits to make it 3-1. Two more goals by Chapen Leblond and Corbin Legros ended the game for the River Kings and after a stellar first two periods with some fine lateral movement and quick lower-body pad saves, Gerrits was overwhelmed with the Terrace pressure in the third and made way for Jarrod Hildebrandt after the fifth goal against. Hildebrandt was solid the rest of the way including a couple sharp glove stops. “We’ve got to work on more defensive coverage in practice and stuff like that,” said Atchison. “We don’t get very many players out at practices so it’s just like how do you practice if you don’t have enough guys,” the defenceman said, adding the team has two scheduled weekly practices Monday and
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Jean-Luc Fournier leads the Prince Rupert Rampage off the ice after Friday’s 5-1 loss to the Terrace River Kings. The Rampage finished the season in fourth-place in the CIHL’s West division and out of the playoffs.
“We’ve just got to work harder as a team and get together more often.” - Marcus Atchison Thursday nights and dryland training Monday and Wednesday. The power-play and penalty kill could use some extra work – something the team could rectify with more time spent on the special teams in practice. “It’s definitely hard [to get a rhythm on special teams],” said Atchison. The Central Interior Hockey League (CIHL) is made up of mostly volunteer coaches and players so teams may experience a lack of consistent attendance based on player and staff employment or other duties they may have. It’s something the team will have to address going forward into next year after finishing last in the league. “We’ve just got to work harder as a team and get together more often,” said Atchison. The game saw one of the season’s highest turnouts of fans on Friday and they were loud in the third frame, even as the season was winding down on their team. “The fans are amazing here in Rupert. They come and show support at our games win or lose. It’s awesome,” said the d-man. Just finishing his second year, Atchison is one of the
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most reliable and steady blueliners the Rampage have. He’s seen increased responsibility, often against the opposing team’s top lines and rarely takes a needless penalty. “Just more confidence all around the ice,” he said about his elevated game. Marcus came up through Prince Rupert’s midget ranks, just like a few other teammates. Even current players like Cole Atchison, Marcus’ brother, and Austin Weir, Jordan’s brother, are making an impact in the senior men’s league, not even able to vote yet. “It’s not very often [kids come up that fast],” said Marcus. “They’re just so good, they come up to play with us - Cole and Austin.” Tyler Bates made his return to the squad after a few games away and with the core of the team returning next year, Marcus hopes the team will be even more competitive in the seasons to come. “We’re a new team right now and we’re growing and we’re just starting out kind of. A lot of young players are coming up so in a couple years I think we’re going to have a solid team.”
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Junior boys come through in the clutch BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
Pulling one out of the fire. That’s what the Charles Hay Secondary School (CHSS) junior boys’ basketball team have had to do a few times this season to keep a winning record in 2014-15. They certainly had to do it again on Saturday to have a shot at repeating as Coastal Clash champions as the school hosted the 14th annual eight-team competition last weekend. With Charles Hays 1 (a squad of first-stringers from the school team) winning their opening game versus the Smithers Secondary Gryphons, 64-41, the victory set up a semifinals berth against Centennial Christian. What the Rainmakers didn’t plan for was the insane shooting percentage that Centennial would bring in what would prove to be the toughest challenge on their way to claiming the 2015 Coastal Clash title. Down seven points at the half and eight points after the third quarter, the Rainmakers first-stringers finally found their game after fighting from behind all game with only 1:13 left in the semifinal. From a 60-55 deficit to a 65-60 win, the ‘Makers booked their ticket to the final. “Yeah, where did those guys come from?” said Rainmakers junior boys coach Kevin Sawka after beating Nisga’a Elementary Secondary School (NESS), 45-33 in the final and claiming their (at least) third-consecutive Coastal Clash title. “They caught us off-guard, especially in the beginning, and they shot unbelievably. I’m sure this sounds ridiculous but I’m sure they were in the 80 per cent range for FG% which is unheard of,” said the coach. “We took our last time-out and I told the boys, ‘Look. There’s basically three possessions left in this game. We’ve got to score-stop-score-stop. That’s how it’s got to happen and anything less than that and we ain’t winning this game,” said Sawka. Kolby Jones hit two big threes, James Benner scored a basket and a couple free throws ensured the win in the shortest 1:13 of the boys’ lives. Facing Nisga’a in the final, the starting five of Quinn
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Charles Hays I poses with their new hardware after winning the 14th annual Coastal Clash basketball tournament. The junior boys, coached by Kevin Sawka, beat Nisga’a Elementary Secondary School 45-33 to win the championship.
Leighton, Ben Rabel, Cody Schaeffer, Benner and Jones got the lead early, with the tone set by a three-pointer beyond the arc by Leighton just eight seconds in. A 13-12 first-quarter advantage would only grow to a 2617 lead at the halfway mark with Jones providing excellent direction and Leighton and Schaeffer doing yeoman’s work on the perimeter and on the inside. The ‘Makers never relinquished their lead and defeated Nisga’a 45-33 to take the title for Charles Hays I. Jones finished the game with 15 points while Leighton had 12. Benner notched eight and Rabel had four. For Nisga’a, Charles Leeson led the way with 17 points and Denovan Stevens had six while Shamos Barton sank five. Leeson, a tournament all-star, caused all sorts of trouble for the ‘Makers. “They had two good shooters there. [Leeson] was shooting the lights out for them and if we didn’t keep him down the score would have been a lot different and maybe the outcome of this game would have been a lot different,”
said Leighton, who was named tourney MVP. “A bunch of our team’s sick. We usually have more solid ball movement and we came out sloppy against Centennial but the guys really came together in the end,” he added. “We played [Nisga’a] earlier in the first weekend in Kitimat and I think it was a close contest in the first quarter and we really blew it open in the second quarter, but that’s December basketball and December basketball’s not necessarily January basketball and January basketball’s not necessarily February basketball ... the goal for me is to get these guys peaking by zones,” said Sawka. “There’s still improvement to be made, especially on the defensive side of the ball, but they’re working hard in practice.” Coast Tsimshian, Caledonia, Mount Elizabeth and Charles Hays II also participated in the Clash. Centennial’s Eric Veldman, Caledonia’s Dylan King, Coast Tsimshian’s Kyler Wesley and Leeson and Jones were named all-stars. Next action for the CHSS junior boys ballers is this weekend in Terrace.
Bishop’s crew takes sixth at Pitt Meadows BY KEVIN CAMPBELL VANCOUVER / The Northern View
The senior boys’ Charles Hays Secondary School (CHSS) Rainmakers knew they’d have a tough test in front of them, travelling to Vancouver to take part in the Pitt Meadows Air Show basketball tournament. But they quickly got a taste of how tough. Made up of mostly quad-A schools (the highest level of high school basketball), the AAA team from Prince Rupert was blitzed by some terrific basketball teams
including the number-one quad-A team in the province, Terry Fox Ravens on Wednesday night before the tourney got underway, losing to the Ravens 82-38 without two of their starters including Justin McChesney. The first game of the Air Show had the ‘Makers facing the team who stole their No. 3 rank in the AAA B.C. power rankings, the Sir Charles Tupper Tigers, and the now No. 4-ranked Rupert boys fell 55-51. The ‘Makers then found themselves in the championship round despite the loss, based on points, and took on the quad-A No. 6 Sir Winston Churchill
Bulldogs and lost 82-44 with the entire bench seeing action in the game. Saturday’s fifth-place game saw the ‘Makers put up 59 points, but their opposition, the quad-A No. 9 Mt. Boucherie Bears from Kelowna, sank 104 points of their own in Rupert’s final game of the tourney – the 104-59 loss in which foul trouble cost CHSS the game. Churchill won the overall tournament and CHSS took sixth-place, while going 0-4 against the top teams in the province during the week. The host Pitt Meadows team garnered second.
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Kingsâ€™ builders honoured by Rampage BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
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As the Prince Rupert Rampage waved goodbye to the 2014-15 season, the senior menâ€™s hockey team brought two recognizable faces from hockeyâ€™s past into the forefront on Friday night. Tim â€œPopâ€? Wright and William â€œBillâ€? McChesney, two of the sportâ€™s pioneers in the city of Prince Rupert, made their way onto the ice for a special ceremony commemorating the duoâ€™s contributions to senior menâ€™s hockey in the area. A loud ovation greeted the two who were in attendance to take in the last home game of the season and the memories created by the Prince Rupert Halibut Kings, the duoâ€™s success story, are not quickly forgotten in this town. McChesney, the first president of the Prince Rupert Senior Hockey Association and later, the Kings of the Pacific Northwest Hockey League (PNWHL), brought his knowledge, passion of the game and work ethic to create an immediately successful on-ice product in Prince Rupert. â€œItâ€™s quite the tribute, I appreciate it,â€? said McChesney before being handed his plaque on Friday. â€œIâ€™ve been involved with [senior menâ€™s hockey] a long time ... we had a good team.â€? In their inaugural season of 1972-73, the Kings finished second in the highly-competitive PNWHL, a testament to the recruitment and coaching of Wright, an ex-army bench boss and the first coach of the Kings. â€œOh yeah, big time,â€? said Wright about how great his high-level calibre teams could play at. â€œWe could fill the arena; it was something new ... [The players were] all good guys; fun. They wanted to win, but they enjoyed the game.â€? Two players that stick out in the minds of McChesney and Wright were Paul Horak and Dave Pickett. â€œPaul was more of a team player,â€? said Wright, adding that the forward was of European descent.
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Tim â€œPopâ€? Wright, left, and Willam â€œBillâ€? McChesney, centre, receive their plaques, symbolizing the work that the two did as coach and president of the old Prince Rupert Halibut Kings senior menâ€™s hockey team in building the hockey scene in Prince Rupert. Jules Robinson, right, presents the plaques.
Pickett was well-known for his small stature but he was extremely fast and fearless and racked up an astounding 145 goals in 100 games played. Pickett ranked fourth alltime in Kings scoring. The skipper also fondly remembers the long road trips the boys took together. â€œGoing up to Whitehorse with them,â€? said Wright. â€œThe bus trips; there were some long ones.â€? McChesney pointed out the duality of some RCMP members being heroes in the community, but also on the ice playing for the Kings.
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â€œThey made it even more exciting,â€? said the Kingsâ€™ president. Wrightâ€™s and McChesneyâ€™s experience of gathering a team of all-stars from the Commercial Hockey League and pitting them against the regionâ€™s best eventually led to two consecutive league titles in 1974 and 1975 before the club was disbanded in the early 1980s. The Rampage, founded in 2008, look to continue on that winning tradition now in the Central Interior Hockey League, building out from what McChesney and Wright started.
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Midget reps top Kitimat in back-and-forth contest BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
It’s not quite the haul a Vancouver Canuck would receive, but one lone, red hat made it onto the ice Saturday afternoon after the Prince Rupert Seawolves’ Midget reps’ Cole Atchison scored his third goal of the game to complete a hat trick against Kitimat in a 6-4 victory. But he wasn’t even done with three. Tied 4-4 with just under seven minutes left in the game and having scored the tying goal earlier in the third, Atchison let a shot go from the point just as a Rupert power-play expired and the puck found its way past Kitimat goaltender Nick Almeida for Atchison’s fourth goal, and the 5-4 lead, that the Seawolves wouldn’t relinquish in the dying minutes. Then, on a rush coming off a splendid save by Rupert goalie Cole Lindsay, Seawolves’ forward Drew Fudger raced up the ice and pulled off a backhand deke on a partial breakaway to put the Seawolves up for good, 6-4 with only 1:57 left in the game. Fudger also scored Rupert’s second goal of the game early in the second period with the home team down 2-1 off an original shot’s rebound. It was a steady performance for the Seawolves who played without Tyler Matalone and Jared Carter due to suspensions from an earlier game, but it got off to a rocky start. A cross-crease pass reached the Winterhawks’ Zachary Carrita and he potted it past Lindsay for the
1-0 lead when the game wasn’t even five minutes old. The towering Winterhawks, who often dwarfed the smaller Seawolves, especially when Kitimat’s Giuseppe Bravo, James Eckstein and Thomas Forrest were on the ice, only dressed 12 players for the game, but Rupert didn’t have many more as they iced 14. Atchison got the Seawolves on the board at the 16:00 mark of the first on a nice move on a shorthanded breakaway. After a fluke bounce off a couple of skates in front of Lindsay’s net caught the tendy off guard, Carrita scored again for the Winterhawks 1:20 into the second period to regain their lead at 2-1. Fudger tied it up later as both teams ran into penalty trouble. Kitimat’s captain, Joel Demelo was sent to the box after tying up Austin Weir when he flew to Almeida’s net early in the second and Rupert’s Manreet Doel was given a five-minute major and was ejected from the game after a boarding call later on. Through the midway point of the second, Demelo scored on the power-play to put Kitimat up a third time at 3-2, but Atchison scored his second three minutes later from the left half-wall to tie it up a third time at 3-3 . Joel Meier added to the period’s furious pace when he scored the Winterhawks’ final goal with 4:42 left in the second frame. Maninder Sidhu and Atchison had good chemistry through the afternoon and the line of Keiden Archer, Atchison and Fudger was buzzing to end the game.
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Prince Rupert’s Austin Weir (21) fights for a loose puck with Kitimat’s Giuseppe Bravo (5) in a 6-4 victory for the midget rep Seawolves.
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Smithers’ Jon Coish stones Prince Rupert’s Vishal deep Sekhon in a 12-0 victory for the Storm.
Coach Dave Tucker’s crew continued to look great on the ice as well, downing the Prince Rupert Seawolves bantam reps 12-0 on Sunday morning, If there’s a connection between looking good potting five goals in the first period alone. and being successful, then the Smithers Storm Two hat tricks, one by the Storm’s captain Levi bantam reps have it figured out. Olsen and one by alternate captain Ethan Tucker, Walking around the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre led the way for Smithers’ romp over Prince Rupert, on the weekend during game day, one could catch who played admirably but ran into too much sight of a number of little ones (and some big) in penalty trouble and some outstanding defensive suits and ties hanging around the rink. play by Smithers. Professional to a tee, these Storm bantams The Storm’s ability to clog the neutral zone wouldn’t have looked out of place had they just impeded the Seawolves from ever having sustained walked off their own private jet into YVR airport. pressure in the Storm’s end and the team’s impeccable penaltykilling stymied Rupert. Smithers’ goaltender Jon Coish earned the shutout, stopping under 20 shots for the whole game as the Storm’s positional play was spot-on. Manreet Doel played well for the L’Association des Francophones et Francophiles Seawolves while he was du Nord-Ouest (AFFNO) invites everyone to joined by defencemen experience a taste of Quebec January 31 at the Jim Taylor Northcott and Ciccone Civic Centre. Francophone culture, food, Liam Quane and fellow and family fun in a festival you’ll never forget! forwards Vishal Sekhon Sugar Shack Brunch, Sat. Jan. 31 and Hunter Wiley on from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the the power-play that Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. was able to create a few scoring chances for Rupert with the manat Cooks Jewellers and the Affno Office advantage. (inside the Hecate Strait Building) Brayden Ferguson survived the Storm’s SUGAR SHACK FESTIVAL onslaught when he Saturday, Jan. 31: SCHEDULE: could, making way for THE SUGAR SHACK BRUNCH Thurs. Jan. 29: backup netminder Eric at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre “Kick-off Social” 7-9 p.m. at Tubb in the third period @ 11:30 am. Tickets are $15.00 Cowpuccino’s. Tix $3 after Smithers’ eighth per adult, and $10.00 per child Fri. Jan. 30: Pastiche Trio, goal. (12-and-under). live at the Lester Centre 8 GRAND PRIZES trip for 4 Teryn Archer, p.m. Tix $15 ($10 students); with VIA Rail return Marcus Shepart and Rupert to Jasper $20 at the door. Brett Fudger were Call 250-627-1313 or Sat. Jan. 31: Sugar Shack able to penetrate the email firstname.lastname@example.org Brunch at 11:30 a.m. Storm’s zone a couple for more information. (doors at 11 a.m.). times but found The festival runs Jan 29-31 themselves stymied by Coish all game. Keenan Marogna and Lyndon Drummond held down the fort against Smithers’ top opposition lines. Volunteers - We Need You! 250-627-1313 SVP ET MERCI! For the Storm, Dion Fowler and Colton Bradford scored twice each while Anthony Lovic and J.R. Lecourt added singles in the win. BY KEVIN CAMPBELL
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Prince Rupert-born and raised athlete Adrian Liu received the 2014 Civic Merit Award last week from Mayor Lee Brain. Bestowed upon individuals who have brought distinction to themselves and the City of Prince Rupert by outstanding achievements in sports, youth leadership, volunteer and community service, the award recognizes individuals who have made a positive and significant difference in the community. Liu’s athletic accomplishments while in Prince Rupert include winning his first triple crown gold in men’s doubles, mixed doubles and men’s singles at the Northern BC Winter Games in 1999, and being named the Zone 7 Male Athlete of the Year under 19 for 2000/2001.
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Work: Provision of janitorial services at the Prince Rupert Library Closing Date: January 30, 2015 at 12pm Prince Rupert Public Library 101 6th Ave. W. Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1Y9 250-627-1346 Attention: Joe Zelwietro Chief Librarian The contract for janitorial services will be a one (1) year period, with an option for two (2) additional one (1) year periods. Option to renew is dependent on both parties agreeing to extension. A package detailing cleaning schedule, security and insurance requirements is available at the Circulation desk at the Library. A walk-through of the premises can be arranged by phoning the above number and asking for Mr. Zelwietro. The Prince Rupert Public Library reserves the right to reject any and all tenders, and the lowest tender will not necessarily be accepted.
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Chevy Traverse is a doggy delight – ahem – found it easy to load up with lots of luggage, bags, boxes, blankets, pillows and doggy beds – all It’s a challenge to find the right vehicle the necessary accoutrements of car to take two dogs on an annual holiday travel, plus the added advantage of still trip to Tacoma to visit family, friends having room to bring home a souvenir and doggy cousins. or three. On the highway, as in the city, Rental vehicles are out of sight pricethe Traverse offered wise and some compagreat visibility and nies are a little sniffy The cargo area of we felt snug, safe and about the ‘passengers’ the Traverse offered secure – sorry about the (at least I think it was alliteration, but it’s true. both dogs plenty of the dogs they objected Our doggy travelling to). Therefore, the offer space for each to do companions are at of an extended test drive their own thing; stretch each end of the age of the 2015 Chevrolet spectrum. Sullivan the Traverse was a welcome out, curl up, look out Jack Russell Terrier is opportunity. the window, chew little, young and bouncy, From a human’s perquietly on toys. while Desi the Shepherd spective, the Traverse Cross is a large dog of was pleasurable to drive, noble lineage and a senior citizen. In extremely comfortable, the cabin roomy short, she enjoys her comfort. The cargo and very classy, a nice quiet ride, the area of the Traverse offered both dogs dashboard controls very user friendly plenty of space for each to do their and easy to interpret with everything own thing: stretch out, curl up, look out close to hand. the window, and chew quietly on toys, The seats (seven in all for bipeds) are while contemplating the phenomenon gorgeously adjustable with heated of black holes or, in the case of Miss lumbar support up front, which is a Desi, perhaps where the next carrot soothing relief for those of us with was coming from. Given the layout of back problems. From the outside, the the interior, with the walk through back car seems like a big beast best for seats, a barrier was needed to discourthe backcountry but it is surprisingly age the cargo passengers from walking wonderful to drive in the city, more like through into the first-class front cabin. a luxury sedan than a lumbering SUV. It should be noted there are ten cup It was easy to manoeuvre on narrow holders for those in need of regular streets, a dream to nip in and out of caffeinating. We did receive barked parking lots and spots. And even the vertically challenged complaints from the back that not one By Morva Gowans
was big enough for a bowl of water. Please note, Mr Chevy. Having the navigation system was great as getting to our destination was a little tricky, and finding our way in the dark could have been a minor trial. Our friendly ‘nav-lady’ delivered us easily. I especially liked getting plenty of warning about upcoming turns. Some navigation systems instruct you to turn at the very last moment, which is not helpful. Often our ‘nav-lady’ gave us two warnings sometimes even three ‘turn left in 250 metres’, ‘turn left in 100 metres’. Believe me it was comforting. All the places we wanted to visit parks, malls, trails and shops were easily found with no hassles. In Tacoma, a third dog joined us for adventures around town – Beau, a large
yellow lab. Everyone knows labs are eternal puppies who enjoy good times no matter where they land. This happy boy landed in the cargo area with the other two and still there was plenty of room for all three dogs with nary a complaint about someone’s paw being on someone’s side. It all made for a fun Christmas celebration with lots of treats, even for my backup navigator Patricia and myself. Next year, the ‘kids’ are holding out for a Cadillac! 2015 Chevrolet Traverse AWD LT Power: 2.6-litre V6, 281 horsepower, six-speed auto transmission. Base price: $43,460 (as tested, $53,285)
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financing for 36 months available on the 2015 Jeep Cherokee Sport FWD model through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Example: 2015 Jeep Cherokee Sport FWD with a Purchase Price of $23,998, with a $0 down payment, financed at 0.0% for 36 months equals 156 weekly payments of $154; cost of borrowing of $0 and a total obligation of $23,998. §Starting
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Cherokee FWD through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Example: 2015 Jeep Cherokee Sport FWD with a Purchase Price of $23,998 financed at 3.49% over 96 months with $0 down payment equals 416 weekly payments of $66 with a cost of borrowing of $3,514 and a total obligation of $27,512. ‡3.99% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2015 Jeep
registration, any dealer administration fees, other dealer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2015 vehicles and are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. *3.49% purchase financing for up to 96 months available on the new 2015 Jeep
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