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Mayor says city is ready for LNG boom

ACTING GLOBALLY Community

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Heart of our city: Myles Moreau Page A5

BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Should major changes come to the North Coast following a positive final investment decision from any liquefied natural gas proponent, Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain says the city will be ready and will have the backing of industry and other levels of government. “We have proponents and - Lee Brain others realizing that the City of Prince Rupert has a plan and, by mid-May, we will basically have all of the ducks in a row for a variety of topics ranging from the airport to infrastructure preparedness to housing,” he told directors at the Skeena – Queen Charlotte Regional District meeting on Feb. 20. See BRAIN on Page A2

“Prince Rupert will not be recognizable if LNG goes through.”

Business TransCanada updates chamber Page A11

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Dagmar Ohman, Theresa Vanderweil, Deb Snidal-Beaudry and Paula Amorim-Stephens enjoy a night out at a fundraiser for the Okala Foundation. North Coast residents opened their hearts and their wallets to raise more than $30,000 for the organization, which supports children and families in Cameroon, Africa. For more on the event and the organization, see Page A26.

Aboriginal education hits graduation milestone Six-year completion rate at an all-time high

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Stand up to bullies PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View on Pink Shirt Day Gains in Aboriginal education being made by Pages A14-15

Sports Movold lands on national podium Page A19

the Prince Rupert School District are gaining the attention of the government officials in Victoria. Roberta Edzerza, district principal of Aboriginal Education, and Tina Demings, an aboriginal elementary program resource teacher, presented a draft version of the 2013/2014 Aboriginal Education Partnership Agreement Annual Report to the board of education earlier this month, which highlighted improvements in Aboriginal student achievement last school year. The report shows the district reached a number of milestones in the last school year. The number of Aboriginal students completing their schooling within six years of enrolling in Grade 8 was the highest-ever last school year. In June 2014, 63 per cent of Aboriginal students

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“We still have work to do and goals to accomplish.” - Roberta Edzerza successfully completed school within six years of entering Grade 8, a one per cent higher than the provincial average, and that caught the attention of B.C. Minister of Education Peter Fassbender who sent a letter of congratulations to the board of education and its educational partners. “Your ongoing commitment to Aboriginal student success is evident in the achievement you have attained,” reads the letter from Fassbender. As well as the bigger picture of the six year completion rate, the report shows that in June 2014, 92 per cent of Aboriginal students who

entered Grade 12 in September 2013 eligible to graduate actually did. That figure is only one percentage point below the percentage of all students. But the draft report shows it wasn’t just high school where aboriginal learners are improving. The Grade 4 writing FSA results of Aboriginal learners was the highest its been in five years, with 63 per cent of Aboriginal students meeting or exceeding expectations, a 10 per cent increase over 2013. In 2014, 51 per cent of Aboriginal learners met or exceeded expectations in their Grade 7 reading FSA, up from 37 per cent in 2013 while 69 per cent of Aboriginal students met or exceeded expectations in the Grade 7 writing FSA - a fiveyear high and increase of 14 per cent over the previous year. “We still have more work to do and goals to accomplish but it’s important to take the time to recognize our achievements,” said Edzerza.

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Infrastructure woes raised in legislature BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice brought the issue of Prince Rupert’s aging infrastructure to the Legislature this week, but Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes did not provide a solid answer or commitment regarding her concerns. “Prince Rupert’s infrastructure has crumbled while this government has ignored it for the past decade-and-a-half. Our water system is dangerously outdated, our bridges and roads need massive improvements and, though we will soon see toilets that flush at the airport, it still takes residents and business owners hours to access that airport on our hopelessly outdated transportation system. That is driving businesses out of town,” she said during question period on Feb. 17. “If you ask the residents of Prince Rupert, they will tell you that our infrastructure has been neglected for far too long ... my question is to the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development: When are you finally going to step up and invest in the infrastructure Prince Rupert so badly needs?” For her part, Oakes said the City of Prince Rupert should make sure to apply for grants offered through the province. “I look forward to meeting with the mayor of Prince Rupert today to talk about the Build Canada Project that supports local governments with infrastructure that is necessary,” she said. “This past summer we had the opportunity to work closely with local governments and the federal government to have a $2.76 billion agreement for gas tax for the next 10 years. This will support local governments in need of infrastructure, whether it’s water, waste water, airports or other needed infrastructure.”

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Preparedness key: Brain BRAIN from Page A1 “Before it was a proponent over here doing something and a proponent over here doing something and maybe the Chamber of Commerce is thinking of something and the province is thinking something different. We have been pulling everyone in and today people realized the city has a plan. Now everyone is kind of coming around us ... a lot of these problems are the city’s problems and there wasn’t this dynamic happening before. Now we have been able to get everyone behind us around this plan and they are supporting us, so I am feeling a lot more optimistic about the situation.” While noting much of the plan is not yet being made available publicly, Brain told the other directors that what he and council have put together is something that could make the community at the forefront of preparedness in Canada and beyond. “I think Prince Rupert has the ability to be a model for how we handle hyper-economic activity ... we have the opportunity to be a leader in that and if we do it successfully it can be a global model that can be exported to other communities that will experience this type of growth,” he said, adding the planning work of council could be beneficial regardless of a positive or negative decision. “We’re just going to continue to be diligent and ensure that when a final investment decision happens, everybody is looking at the same plan and there is a coordinated list of priorities that need to be funded so that this community will be able to handle it ... even if it doesn’t happen and all of this LNG stuff falls to the wayside, we have at least done a significant amount of work for us.” Sitting just down the table from director Des Nobels, who has spoken against Pacific NorthWest LNG locating on Lelu Island and Aurora LNG’s plans for a facility on Digby Island, Brain acknowledged not all in

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“We have the ability to be a leader.” - Lee Brain the community are supportive of the industry. However, he said it was critically important the city be prepared despite concerns of some residents. “Regardless of the negative or positive feelings about it, it is important we are as prepared as possible so people can benefit from it as much as possible. If it happens, it’s better that you have people taken care of,” he said, also acknowledging the impact the industry could have on the North Coast. “LNG is going to transform this town at a major level and Prince Rupert will not be recognizable when LNG goes through.”

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Aurora LNG begins public feedback process Friends of Digby Island vow to stop project while targeting province BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Residents got their first chance to provide feedback on Aurora LNG’s proposed Digby Island terminal on Feb. 18, with people packing the North Coast Convention Centre throughout the evening. Aurora LNG is proposing to construct an export facility with two trains having an initial capacity for between five million and six million tonnes per annum each, along with up to three storage tanks and two marine berths. Based on demand, those figures could grow to four trains with capacity of up to 24 million tonnes of LNG per year and a third loading berth. The company hopes to file its environmental assessment by the end of the year, with a final investment decision coming as early as 2017. Attendees of the open house were able to talk to Nexen staff about studies being undertaken as part of the environmental assessment and employment and training opportunities, as well as express their concerns about the project. Nexen director of regulatory, stakeholder and aboriginal relations Shannon Young said the company was happy with how the evening went.

“Our fight is really not with the company ... our real argument and fight is with the province.” - Des Nobels “We were pleased with the strong community turnout for the open house and the diverse representation of the community from residents, business owners and members of the local First Nations community. We were happy to see a high level of interest in the project and people came with a lot of good questions seeking project information,” she said, adding people can expect to hear more from Aurora LNG in the near future. “We are in the very early stages of the site assessment work on Digby Island, which is the potential site for terminal, and the very early stages of the environmental assessment process. This was our first public open house, but we will be having our first environmental assessment open house in mid-April and will continue to have a number of open houses and other

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More than 100 people came out to the Feb. 18 Aurora LNG open house.

opportunities for public input in the future ... we will be opening a community office within the Coastal Business Centre and will be looking to hire for positions locally for that office. We are also meeting with local and regional educational institutions and working with them to look at training opportunities for the community and surrounding First Nations communities.” Among those at the event were a group called the Friends of Digby Island, which included a number of Dodge Cove residents including regional district representative Des Nobels. Nobels said the company was very open with the group, including meeting with Dodge Cove residents for

several hours the night before, but said the Friends of Digby Island are steadfast in their desire to halt the project. “We have told them we are not opposed to continuing to discuss this issue, but we are going to continue to oppose this project in any way that we can,” he said, adding Nexen isn’t necessarily the target. “Our fight is really not with the company, unfortunately. The company is operating under the rules, regulations and stipulations that have been set out for it. Our real argument and fight is with the province, who has put forward an illconceived and poorly planned operative. They yelled ‘gold rush’ essentially and threw the doors open. It’s just irresponsible.”

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Heart of our City

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Dedicated to making a difference BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

When Prince Rupert’s Myles Moreau stopped a gunman from slaying a terrified young woman, it triggered a desire within him: to prevent incidents like this from happening again. The 67-year-old went from being a troubled youth turned heroin-junkie to an outspoken advocate and social worker in Prince Rupert. By reflecting on his experiences, Myles was able to prevent countless young people on the North Coast from heading down the same dark path he had. Myles spent his childhood in his hometown of Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, but after being kicked out of his parents’ house at 14 he wound up on the streets of Montreal. “I got into the street scene pretty bad. I was on my own from the age of 15; I turned 15 on the streets,� he said. Within a few years, Myles began using heroin and became a full-blown addict by the time he turned 20. In search of better days, Myles hitchhiked across Canada to Vancouver before jumping on a bus destined for Los Angeles. But it wasn’t all sunny days in California. Myles was in the City of Angels when the Watts Riots broke out in 1965 after racial tension had reached a breaking point in the Watts neighbourhood of the city, predominantly occupied by black people. There may have been a lot of tension in L.A. at the time, but Myles still managed to have a good time. In Los Angeles Myles starting working as a roadie for a successful American rock group. “I travelled and did a lot of road trips with them, from L.A., along the coast to Seattle and into Vancouver,� he said, adding he spent a few years as a roadie for a number of bands. “It was a lot of partying,� he said. Eventually Myles ended up in eastern Canada again, where he would accomplish one of his proudest achievements: beating his heroin addiction. Myles has been clean of the drug since the mid-’70s and hasn’t

ever looked back. “I got tired of people turning their backs on me and losing friends. In the drug world, you don’t have friends,� he said. After returning to B.C., Myles ended up moving to Prince Rupert where he got a job as a childcare worker at Booth Memorial School. For years Myles worked with children with special needs and kids who had behavioural problems, but an event in Vancouver would change Myles’ desired method of helping youth. In the summer of 1985, Myles noticed a young woman in distress while driving down Marine Drive. “There was this guy standing behind her in total army fatigue,� he recalled. “I rolled down my window and told the guy to back off. I thought it was a girlfriend and boyfriend [fighting]. He didn’t and she continued screaming.� When Myles got out of the car he saw that the man had a nine-millimetre handgun. “He tried to pull her away to his car,� he said. “He ended up blowing her shoulder off ... he put a hole in a bus.� When the young gunman tried to flee the scene, Myles followed him and wrote down his licence plate number. Because of this, the Vancouver Police were able to bust the man later that night, finding a number of guns and piano wire in the man’s vehicle. The assailant got nine years in jail for the attack, with Myles being recognized with a Certificate of Merit from the Vancouver Police for helping save the 15-year-old girl’s life. The incident provoked Myles to dedicate his life to preventing youth from taking the wrong path in life, as he had when he was a teenager. In the late-’80s, Myles approached the superintendent of the school district about initiating an outreach program for street youth, which led to the creation of Prince Rupert’s Reconnect Program. Once Reconnect got going, Myles left his school district job and initiated the Kids on the Street Society, working as an outreach worker.

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“When I started my street program, what I had in my head is what I saw on the street that day in Vancouver ... that made me want to do work on the streets [to prevent incidents like that],� he said. Assisting street-involved youth and youth at risk of being on the street, the program addressed issues facing teens including drug use, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV/AIDS and teen pregnancy, with outreach workers being on-call 24/7. It went on to prompt the creation of an AIDS and meal ticket program in Prince Rupert, as well as a clean needle exchange. Myles also travelled to Hartley Bay, Lax Kw’alaams and Kitkatla to host workshops and counselling sessions. “We could only provide, they had to make the choices,� Myles said. “The rewards are now starting to come because a lot of the kids I dealt with years and years ago are now coming to me and showing me [who they became].� To ensure effectiveness, the group networked with a variety of community partners, including then-mayor Peter Lester. Myles said working with Lester was a highlight in his life, so it was only natural that Myles turned to Lester for advice when he decided to run for city council. “I said to him, ‘I want to run for council, can you give me any words of advice?’. And he said, ‘Don’t piss them all off at the same time’,� Myles laughed. Myles sat on city council for one term starting in 1993 and later became chair

of Prince Rupert’s RCMP Community Consultative board. Myles was also recognized with the Paul Harris Fellow by the Prince Rupert Rotary Club a number of years ago. After 22 years, the province cut funding for Prince Rupert’s street program. Although years have passed, Myles hasn’t lost any of his passion. “If the city is ever ready to do anything to deal with social issues, 67 or not, I’m willing to help,� he said. Now retired, Myles spends much of his free time with Wendy, his partner for the past 11 years. While photography has always been an interest of his (Myles studied photography at the School of Modern Photography in Montreal, did work in Sweden and even had photos published in a coffee table book), he found a fellow enthusiast in Wendy. “We both go together but end up coming home with different shots,� Myles said. Having more free time on his hands in recent years has allowed Myles to discover his roots, experiencing another high point in his life by tracking down members of the “Shea Clan� from Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island - relatives from his mother’s side. But despite most of his family living far away, Myles has no plans of disembarking from the North Coast any time soon. “Rupert has been good to me,� he explained.

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February 25, 2015

Will you be wearing pink?

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hile not typically my first choice when it comes to fashion, something many would argue I lack any sense of, throughout the day on Feb. 25 I will proudly be sporting a pink shirt. And my hope is that, as I make my way around town, I encounter many others who are doing the same. In fact, ideally the streets and sidewalks of Prince Rupert would be a sea of pink as you read this. Today, Feb. 25, is Pink Shirt Day, a campaign aimed at taking a stand against bullying in all of its forms. The day isn’t something that came from the minds of marketing geniuses or corporations looking for brownie points, it’s an idea that came from Canadian high school students in Nova Shaun Thomas Scotia as outlined at pinkshirtday.ca: “David Shepherd, Travis Price and their teenage friends organized a high-school protest to wear pink in sympathy with a Grade 9 boy who was being bullied [for wearing a pink shirt]… [They] took a stand against bullying when they protested against the harassment of a new Grade 9 student by distributing pink T-shirts to all the boys in their school,” explains the site. Bullying is nothing new, it has been around basically since people started coming together. But like many practices of the past that flew somewhat under the radar in years gone by, bullying needs to be stopped. It is something that is completely unacceptable and even more dangerous today than it may have been in the past. With the advent of social media and enhanced technology such as cell phones and tablet apps, bullying is giving way to cyberbullying — something that leaves the victims of these heinous acts open to bullying any time and anywhere. It’s a practice that, unfortunately, has been linked to countless teen suicides in Canada. Wearing a pink shirt isn’t going to put an end to bullying, but it sends a message that bullying will not be tolerated. It tells the cowards who bully others that we collectively will not stand for it. And, perhaps even more importantly, it lets the victims of bullying know they are not alone. I’ll be wearing pink today, will you?

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he B.C. government’s third straight budget NDP platform. surplus is the main battleground for provincial Ending the surtax not only kept a promise, it kept politicians this spring, with little else on the B.C. competitive with Alberta on personal income order paper to argue about. taxes. High wage earners and many of their businesses The main conflict is over the tax cut for the rich are more mobile every year, which is why this year’s that results from removing a two-year surtax on budget also extended tax breaks for high-tech and personal income greater than $150,000 a year. It’s digital media companies. an outrage, says the NDP, starving our threadbare Another tweak in de Jong’s budget was to increase Tom Fletcher government services of more than $200 million over the low-income cutoff for personal income tax from the next three years. $18,000 to $19,000. Those with the lowest incomes are NDP leader John Horgan set the tone in his reply to relieved not only of income tax but also medical premiums, Finance Minister Mike de Jong’s budget speech: which continue to march up by another four per cent. “I can appreciate that the minister was celebrating with the As with the federal election set for this fall, we will hear a champagne-and-caviar set, but the rest of British Columbia lot about the burden on the vaguely defined “middle class.” saw $700 million in increased fees and taxes on their backs.” In B.C. they have to dig deeper for car insurance, hydro, ferry Old news, de Jong replied. It was a two-year surtax on highrides and post-secondary tuition, while those top-hatted income earners to help get B.C. out of its post-recession red champagne-sippers party on with their tax holiday? ink, and it expired as it was legislated to do. Well, not exactly. Philip Cross, research co-ordinator at This political theatre doesn’t help people understand what’s the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and former chief economic actually going on. First, a lot of that red ink was B.C. Liberal analyst at Statistics Canada notes that just after the 2013 B.C. blood from dismantling the harmonized sales tax and repaying election, Cross noted that Canada, its provinces, Europe and Ottawa for that failed experiment. the United States have all been adjusting their tax systems to Second, this temporary tax on the rich was a political increase the load on wealthier people and ease it from the poor. strategy by de Jong and Premier Christy Clark, limping into an Cross asks and answers the central question: Should the election most expected them to lose. De Jong’s debut budget in rich pay more? “If it’s a misinformed attempt to compensate February 2013 also accelerated a small increase in corporate for imaginary losses of low-income people, the answer is clearly income tax, stealing two populist planks from Adrian Dix’s no.”

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Editor: Our provincial government, the B.C. Liberals, talk a lot about skills training and jobs, but our apprenticeship completion rates are dismal. With the B.C. 2015 budget dropping this month, B.C. needs increased funding to colleges and universities to create access for British Columbians to complete apprenticeships. Now government has proposed plans to cut funding for adult basic education, the very program many students need to enter the trades. This is a total reversal on the 2007 decision to eliminate tuition fees for adult basic education which was an outcome of the B.C. government’s Campus 2020 report. This report determined that cost-free upgrading programs

free and accessible to British Columbians is an important part of any jobs plan.” - Steve Verblac is key to providing a strong economic future for British Columbia. Keeping adult basic education free and accessible to British Columbians is an important part of any job’s plan. Steve Verblac, Northwest Community College Students’ Union Chairperson, Terrace, B.C.

No to mandatory vaccinations Editor: I am adamantly opposed to our government mandating routine vaccinations to children because the entire theory and practice of vaccination is unscientific and doesn’t stand up to scrutiny. It simply doesn’t cut the mustard. A growing number of dissenters (call them anti-vaxxers if you like) are opting out and refusing to vaccinate their children because they are seeing through the deceptive and fraudulent government program called immunization that masquerades as science. Edward Jenner, the so-called father of vaccination, has been eulogized by and large by the medical profession since the introduction of vaccination in the early 1800s. However, Dr. Charles Creighton, a brilliant medical researcher and historian famous for his monumental History of Epidemics in Britain, describes him in a less flattering way: “vain and petulant, crafty and greedy, a man with more grandiloquence and bounce than attainment, unscrupulous to a degree, a man who in his writings was never precise when he could possibly be vague, and never straightforward when he could be secretive.” Jenner obtained his medical degree by sending 15 pounds to an obscure Scottish university. When confronted with vaccinations that did not prevent cases of smallpox, he explained that the vaccination mitigated the severity of the disease. When the smallpox cases terminated in death, he described the vaccines used as “spurious.” Only if

successful were they regarded as “genuine.” His eldest son died at 20 of tuberculosis after being injected with swine-pox at 18 months and six years later with cowpox. He was sickly until his death. James Phipps was vaccinated with cowpox pus as a child and then inoculated with smallpox about 20 times. He died of tuberculosis at 21. Jenner’s closing years were years of misery as the failure of his vaccine fetish became increasingly evident. Space does not allow me to enumerate the myriad reasons vaccination is to be considered a grotesque superstition and sinister practice with evil consequences. Here are just a few: 1) vaccine ingredients (eg. ethyl mercury, aluminum hydroxide, formaldehyde) are toxic and destructive. 2) Adverse reactions are far more prevalent, permanent and even fatal than reported by the medical profession. 3) Fragile immune systems are being systematically crippled and destroyed. The sufferings of children (and parents) is incalculable. Mandatory vaccination is a violation of our inherent civil rights and of the Nuremberg Code. It is contrary to our Canadian Constitution. As Walene James states, “It’s time to liberate ourselves from the nursery of non-think in which blind belief flourishes to begin the journey, not only to freedom, but to maturity.” Ralph Neumann Mission

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ituated halfway between the Port of Prince Rupert and Prince George, the town of Smithers is the hub of the Bulkley Valley region. Since the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway reached the north coast more than 100 years ago, Smithers has remained a logistically important community to the railroad industry. The Canadian National Railway Station in Smithers is recognized as one of Canada’s Historic Places. As the oldest building in the community it signifies the economic impact of railway development in Canada. Today, the community’s forestry industry relies on rail to bring increasing volumes of local lumber to the Port of Prince Rupert and on to Asian markets. OJ Egan is a quality control supervisor at West Fraser’s Pacific Inland Resources, a sawmill that has been one of the largest employers in the community for decades. Born and raised in Smithers, OJ and his brother Bill are both second-generation mill workers who enjoyed many years of work alongside their father before he retired several years ago. OJ’s formal career with West Fraser began more than 20 years ago after completing high school, starting out at a base job rate and working his way through the production line. The opportunity to build a long-term career starting from an entry-level position is still there for today’s workforce. Currently more than 40 of Pacific Inland Resources 240 staff are over the age of 55, which means that dozens of positions will open up as employees look to retire in the next few years. “You can build a great career here, and with the aging workforce the younger guys and girls coming in have a real opportunity,” said OJ. “We’re even busier now than five years ago, and you can see how West Fraser is really adapting to changes in the industry. And one of the benefits of being close to Prince Rupert and the port is that we were able to take advantage of the Chinese market in the American downturn.” Roughly 30% of the mill’s production now moves through Prince Rupert’s Fairview Container Terminal and on to the markets of Asia. That figure is poised to increase as softwood exports to China grow to record volumes and the country begins to embrace the use of higher-grade lumber for wood-frame construction and interior finishing. In addition to the opportunities created by a rebounding forest sector, with new development at the Port of Prince Rupert the next generation of Smithereens will also have the ability to pursue rewarding careers in areas such as resource extraction and transportation and logistics without leaving home. Like their father before them, OJ Egan’s kids show an interest in his work, and his oldest son is currently taking advantage of West Fraser’s weekend clean-up program for high school students. “This industry has given me the opportunity to raise four kids quite comfortably,” says OJ. “I live in a place where 20 minutes from my back door is everything you could possibly want to do. I know I’ve been fortunate to have a great run over the last 20 years, and with everything that’s happening right now between here and Prince Rupert, I’m hopeful my kids will too.” Re:port is a collaborative promotional venture by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and The Northern View.


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Down to the wire for CN, Unifor BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

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ost of us are pretty skeptical that green energy can impact our use of fossil fuels. Living in Prince Rupert doesn’t give one a lot of confidence in solar energy. But people living in Victoria can switch to solar power and if they get a good deal on the panels and installation they can actually pay off the investment from energy savings over several years. The nearby T’Sou-ke Nation has embraced the new industry and built up a business with trained solar panel installers. Many of us would invest to get off the grid, unfortunately solar isn’t right for Rupert. We have to come up with our own solutions. And we are. We have a supply of independent, resourceful people who know how to get things done. Rupertites built roads, seiners, unload containers, log…. We don’t have all the answers for Rupert yet, but more and more of us are starting to turn our attention to how we can reduce fossil fuels and we will figure it out. We can’t ignore the facts. We can’t keep increasing our reliance on oil and gas and investing in new infrastructure to extract and ship it. We need to come to grips with Global Warming. The solutions are as different as our community of northern “characters” is. One solution Lax Kw’alaams is looking into is turning logging waste into wood pellets. Another solution, a local health professional is promoting, is to increase walking. What works for you? Leaving the Dodge Ram in the yard and walking more often sure would make you healthier and happier and cut CO2. What else can we come up with if we put our minds to it? Can a few neighbours get together and share a gasifier? Gasifiers supply heat and electricity extremely cleanly from wood. Some fishermen have fashioned bulbous bows on their boats using old propane tanks fibreglassed into place. This combination of high tech fluid dynamics innovation and lo tech recycling has cut their fuel consumption. It is depressing that the world is still so reliant on fossil fuel vs renewable energy. But look at Denmark – it is doing it- it is actually switching over to renewables. They are using wind power, something which is really working for the UK too. Denmark is also using hundreds of gasifiers, solar panels, and who knows what else- but if they can do it so can Rupert.

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CN Rail and Unifor, which represents more than 4,800 rail workers, were negotiating down to the wire on Monday after the company served the union with notice of lockout for 11 p.m. that night. Negotiations with a mediator throughout the weekend did not result in an agreement as of noon on Monday (editor’s note: look for an update to this story on thenorthernview.com), with the company pushing for Unifor to agree to binding arbitration. “Binding arbitration may be the best way to prevent a labour dispute with Unifor members ... arbitration is the proper, impartial forum to decide in fairness what terms are most in line with the interest of CN employees represented by Unifor,” said CN president and chief executive Claude Mongeau in a statement. “A work stoppage is in no one’s interest. Our employees deserve to stay on their jobs, CN’s customers need to be served, and Canada’s reputation as a trading nation should not be put at risk by a labour dispute that can be avoided.” With a lockout looming, Unifor

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president Jerry Dias put the blame for the situation on the shoulders of CN. “From the beginning of talks ... CN has demonstrated again and again a total disregard for its employees and the collective bargaining process,” he said. “If the lock-out occurs, CN has made a conscious decision to shut down customer service.” One of the more contentious issues of the negotiations is a proposal from Unifor that would require CN to contribute five cents per member per hour worked into the union’s Canadian Community Fund, a proposal that was accepted during recent negotiations

with CP Rail. However, CN said that is simply a non-starter. “This is an issue of principle for us. CN is prepared to co-invest in charitable causes, but we are not prepared to support such a union agenda,” said Mongeau. “It’s not enough for railways to go through communities, they need to give back to the communities. These are companies that are very profitable and are making their money by going through communities. That is why this round of bargaining is about more than just wages and benefits for our members,” countered Dias.

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Province to oversee Board pursues office amalgamation LNG on PRPA lands BY MARTINA PERRY

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The provincial government has introduced legislation that would allow it to oversee LNG-related development on federal port lands, including lands managed by the Prince Rupert Port Authority. The Federal Port Development Act, Bill 12, introduced Feb. 16, extends provincial authority and the application of provincial law to projects such as those proposed by Pacific NorthWest LNG and BG Group as they are located on port authority land. For example, agreements under the act would detail how the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission would oversee development and operations of LNG facilities at a federally regulated port. Minister of Natural Gas Development Rich Coleman said this legislation provides additional certainty to the developing LNG industry in B.C. “Proponents will be able to invest in a facility knowing the rules that apply and provincial officials will ensure LNG operations are safe and environmentally sound,” he said. However, North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice says the new legislation leaves more questions than answers. “Would this legislation mean a port-related project would go through the federal government’s/port’s environmental assessment process or the province’s?” she questioned while acknowledging it could help speed up the process. “The goal, I think, is to simplify the regulatory regime for LNG proponents so that the proponents are dealing directly with the province and any regulations that the province makes, instead of dealing with both the Province and the federal government ... for Prince Rupert and Port Edward, that might mean FIDs are made sooner.”

The Prince Rupert School District is looking for support in order to consolidate district offices into the former Westview Elementary School building. Cam McIntyre, secretarytreasurer of the Prince Rupert School District, said there’s currently board office functions taking place in three separate buildings around the district, with administrative offices running out of the Sixth Avenue East board office, the Aboriginal Education Department functioning in Wap Sigatgyet on Ninth Avenue West and student support services running out of the Conrad Elementary School basement, built in the 1940s. “From an educational perspective, having everyone together means we’ll talk about things more easily and regularly. We think it would have a lot of benefits for the kids because things will happen less in isolation,” he said. McIntyre added the amalgamation would save money, reducing the number of buildings the district has to heat and allowing for the district to have its own large meeting room instead of having to

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The Prince Rupert School District board is hoping to bring all of its operations under the roof of the former Westview School.

“There’s absolutely no guarantee this is going to go forward. - Cam McIntyre rent spaces in the community. It would cost an estimated $1.8 million to complete the work necessary to convert the former school into a suitable board office, with McIntyre adding more work would also need to be done later on. McIntyre said the district would

try to sell the current board office and the Wap Sigatgyet building to cover a good portion of the costs. What would be done with the student support services office is unknown at this time. The school district has applied for a grant through the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Community Investment Fund and, if successful, the district would approach the B.C. Ministry of Education for additional funding. “There’s absolutely no guarantee this is going to go forward,” said McIntyre, adding there still needs to be discussions with affected district employees on the subject.

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Making safety a priority on the North Coast As industry turns its attention to the Prince Rupert region, a diverse team of medical and safety personnel have come together to make sure companies have the resources they need to ensure the job is done as safely as possible. The Kaien Safety Group was co-founded in 2014 by Trevor Murdock, a medic who has worked in a variety of industries over the past 24 years, and Kevin Newton, a marine engineer and confined-space specialist who has taught Occupational Health and Safety programs to more than 15,000 students in the Northwest. Today the team has grown to include James W. Brown, who has been offering medical and safety services to industry for more than 20 years, and Jessica Laberge, a paramedic with seven years experience in everything from oil and gas to forestry and special events. “We are an aboriginal owned and locally-based group of safety professionals. Our goal is to become a one-stop shop for all safety related services,” said Murdock. “We want to attract, train, mentor and develop a local group of safety professionals and trainers that can provide industry with all of their safety needs. We want to provide the highest quality of training and develop a workforce that meets or exceeds industry accepted standards.” With an official grand opening taking place on Feb. 25, the Kaien Safety Group is already off to a solid start when it comes to offering courses that will prepare the people of the North Coast to be an active part of the industry workforce. The firm has amassed a list of more than 20 training courses that can be offered at the Fraser Street location including all levels of occupational first aid, fall protection, confined spaces, WHMIS, H2S and much more. “Kaien Safety Group offers a variety of specialized

The Kaien Safety Group includes, from left, Trevor Murdock, Jessica Laberge, Margaret Wesley and Kevin Newton. Not pictured is James W. Brown.

emergency medical services which will be tailored specifically to meet the requirements of the work site. We are committed to training, hiring and mentoring local First Nations. With confidence we are able to offer our clients experience and knowledge that exceeds industry standards,” said Murdock, adding a full schedule of training courses can be found online at http://ksgi.ca. “By choosing the Kaien Safety Group for your industrial first aid needs, you will be satisfied with the services we offer. As your needs change we will be happy to help you evaluate those needs and find accommodation for the services that will help you best achieve your new goals and requirements.” But training is only one of the myriad of services offered by the group. For companies looking for immediate assistance, the certified and experienced staff are available for contract medical services, including fully-stocked mobile

treatment centres, as well as contract construction safety officers and contract traffic control personnel. Given the importance of having those working in or around heavy equipment fully focused on the job at hand, the Kaien Safety Group also offers drug and alcohol testing services to test for illegal substances, including specimen collection for urine sampling and a breath alcohol technician for on-site testing. On the retail side of things, the Fraser Street location sells automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and complete Level 3 First Aid kits. “We also have a safety team that can assess each client’s needs by providing project hazard, site specific asessments, and emergency response plans” added Murdock. For more information on the services offered, contact the Kaien Safety Group at 250-624-8353.

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Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project vice-president John Dunn addresses members of the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 18.

TransCanada looks to PRGT construction BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Although the start date of the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project is largely out of TransCanada’s hands, vicepresident John Dunn told the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce the company will be ready to go should the time come. “Pacific NorthWest LNG is working to receive their necessary regulatory approvals and it is up to our customer to look at the global and fiscal environment for LNG and make a positive final investment decision. We will be ready to commence construction as soon as that occurs,” he said of the Lelu Island terminal that will receive gas from the line, noting construction also depends on regulatory approval from the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission for the pipeline. Dunn said the delay in a final investment decision by the project’s lone customer does not mean TransCanada’s work on the pipeline has come to a halt. With the company expecting to announce three prime contractors for the approximately 900 kilometre pipeline later this year, Dunn said there is a lot going on in the background. “One of the things that the

announcement in December mentions is that both Pacific NorthWest LNG in terms of their terminal at Lelu Island and PRGT in terms of its pipeline are working very diligently with major constructors to drive the cost down. We are taking the opportunity with this pause in the decision to basically look at realigning the costs across the project, whether it be materials or whether it be suppliers,” he said. “It is something that is very good for the project and something that is keeping us very busy.” Once the prime contractors have been announced, TransCanada will work to connect them with businesses across the Northwest which have registered on the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission website. “We have received over 350 vendor registrations for the line and are currently in the process of categorizing those geographically throughout the 900-plus kilometre pipeline so we can provide a list to the prime contractor and say ‘these are the types of services that have submitted interest and these are the types of jobs they are interested in’,” explained manager of B.C. Labour and Local contracting Brent Dietmer. “We are going to encourage the prime contractors to work with that local community in terms of those that have shown interest.”

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The federal government is offering tax breaks for equipment and buildings for liquefied natural gas production. Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the tax breaks in Surrey Thursday with Industry Minister James Moore and three B.C. MPs. LNG producers will - Christy Clark be granted capital cost allowances of 30 per cent on equipment and 10 per cent on buildings, which reduce their income tax to offset construction costs. The standard rate for capital cost allowance is eight per cent for equipment and six per cent for buildings. B.C. took a similar approach with its LNG income tax, offering credits on corporate income tax until initial plant investments are paid off. Premier Christy Clark welcomed the federal move, which she said B.C. has lobbied hard to get as international producers have delayed final investment decisions. She said the drop in oil prices has made the decision more difficult for big companies that get part of their revenue from oil, but B.C. is competitive on LNG. “We’re already more competitive than Australia,� Clark said. “Our real main competition in the world is the U.S. and the west coast of North America.� NDP natural gas critic Bruce Ralston said the front-end tax credits are the right approach to take, but the federal tax break doesn’t change the economic conditions for B.C. trying to enter a global energy market. “Our objections are the same,� Ralston said. “If LNG proponents want, as one proponent did, 70 per cent temporary foreign workers, and 70 per cent of the [greenhouse gas] emissions are not being counted, then we don’t support the plan.� David Keane, president of the BC LNG Alliance, said the federal decision is encouraging and the industry continues to work with First Nations and other local governments to develop.

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Just as the energy landscape and amount of potential tanker traffic in northern B.C. is changing, so is the planning mechanisms and preparedness of the only marine spill response organization on Canada’s west coast. The Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC) is in the midst of a seismic change in the way the company is set up to respond to potential spills throughout B.C.’s coastal areas, based on Transport Canada’s and the Tanker Safety Expert Panel’s review of the WCMRC’s current regime. “The panel, led by Capt. Gordon Houston (chair of the panel and former president and CEO of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority) took a look at the regime and came up with 45 recommendations, nine of which directly impacts response organizations,� said WCMRC communications manager Michael Lowry at a recent information session held at the Prince Rupert Port Interpretive Centre. “The biggest change is the idea that the regime should be based on the risk of a certain area,� said Lowry. Under the operation of the WCMRC as it stands now, the coast is divided into zones, each of which have different response times based on designated ports and response equipment caches that hold contractors’ vessels which are equipped to manage spills. There is currently only one designated port under the WCMRC’s current regime and that is located in Vancouver.

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Mike Lowry provides an overview of Western Canada Marine Response Corp.

“We’re expanding with more equipment coming into Prince Rupert.� - Robert Stromdahl However, with the looming investment decisions coming from energy companies Enbridge and Trans Mountain with regards to their pipeline proposals, WCMRC is working closely and with foresight to adapt to the multitudes of changes to the North Coast. Robert Stromdahl, North Coast manager for WCMRC, spoke about the upcoming changes for the region at session. “We’re expanding with more equipment coming into Prince Rupert and going over to Haida Gwaii.� WCMRC’s presence on the North Coast includes an office/ warehouse facility in Prince Rupert and two response equipment caches in Kitimat and on Haida Gwaii. The main response vessel in Rupert

is called the Eagle Bay with a gross tonnage of 30.6 tons, speed of 25 knots, a skimming capacity of 32.8 tons and a product capacity of 10 tons. Five other response vessels occupy the northern port city. The corporation has helped clean a number of highly-publicized spills in the past few years and the most important thing that WCMRC can do is learn from each and every one, because no two oil spills are the same. The company is in a unique position to take each spill as a learning tool to help enable future technology and methodologies to enhance and streamline the skimming and mechanical processes. The sensitivities could include biological or ecological factors like eel grass or human-built elements like marinas or cultural sensitivities such as a native burial ground. Helping WCMRC in this initiative is the Prince Rupert Port Authority. “The Port of Prince Rupert, [starting] last year, has undertaken a large project of shoreline imaging and they have been kind enough to share that information with us and we’re going to build that into our data set,� said Stromdahl.

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Cinderella dancing to Rupert Ballet Jörgen returning to the Lester Centre BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

NAVAL SUPPORT Legion president David J. Walker is shown presenting a cheque for $2,400 to Naval Cadet Nova Haggstrom, executive officer representing the Sea Cadet Corp in Prince Rupert. Branch No. 27 has been a strong contributor over many years in their support of our local Sea Cadets.

Two years after bringing Swan Lake to the North Coast, Canada’s leading ballet touring company Ballet Jörgen will return to Prince Rupert with the classic fairy tale Cinderella. “It’s a great opportunity to see traditional ballet,” said Crystal Lorette, general manager of the Lester Centre of the Arts. Choreographed by Bengt Jörgen, the production balances the fairy tale elements of the classic story while creating a more realistic and human look at Cinderella and her circumstances. The production follows Cinderella as she sets on an adventure that will change her life after encountering an old lady, a magical seed and a colony of enchanting fairies. The ballet includes 25 professional dancers from Ballet Jörgen, as well as four Prince Rupert dancers, with two dancers from both Prince Rupert Dance Academy and Spectrum City Dance being selected to perform in the production. Furthermore, Ballet Jörgen will host master ballet classes with the dance schools while in the community. “When they come it’s not just ‘come in for the show and out they go’, they really want to bring their expertise into the community and reach out as much as they can,” said Lorette. Ballet Jörgen will present Cinderella at the Lester Centre of the Arts on Friday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m.

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Stand up against bullying… Children’s Rights Council).

Cyberbullying Cyberbullying involves the use of communication technologies such as the Internet, social networking sites, websites, email, text messaging and instant messaging to repeatedly intimidate or harass others.

On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 be sure to wear your Pink Shirt Day t-shirt and say ENOUGH to bullying! This special day takes place in schools, workplaces, and neighbourhoods across the nation, and features individuals like you bringing awareness to the cause. The goal of the Pink Shirt Day campaign is to raise $300,000 to fund local anti-bullying programs and you can be a part of this amazing campaign!

Bullying and Cyberbullying Bullying Bullying happens when there is an imbalance

of power; where someone purposely and repeatedly says or does hurtful things to someone else. Bullying can occur one on one or in a group(s) of people. There are many different forms of bullying: ◼ Physical bullying (using your body or objects to cause harm): includes hitting, punching, kicking, spitting or breaking someone else’s belongings. ◼ Verbal bullying (using words to hurt someone): includes name calling, put-downs, threats and teasing. ◼ Social bullying (using your friends and relationships to hurt someone): includes spreading rumours, gossiping, excluding others from a group or making others look foolish or unintelligent. This form of bullying is most common among girls (Canadian

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Cyberbullying includes: • Sending mean or threatening emails or text/instant messages. • Posting embarrassing photos of someone online. • Creating a website to make fun of others. • Pretending to be someone by using their name. • Tricking someone into revealing personal or embarrassing information and sending it to others. Cyberbullying affects victims in different ways than traditional bullying. It can follow a victim everywhere 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, from school, to the mall and all the way into the comfort of their home - usually safe from traditional forms of bullying.

Impacts Over time, youth who are bullied or bully others find their own ways of dealing with it. While some victims/bullies may become depressed and begin to withdraw socially, others react aggressively and turn to violence. Dangers for Children and Adolescents Who Are Bullied: • Depression • Social anxiety, loneliness, isolation • Stress related health problems (e.g., headaches, stomach aches) • Low self esteem

• School absenteeism and academic problems • Aggressive behaviours • Contemplating, attempting, or committing suicide Dangers for Children and Adolescents Who Bully Others: • Not knowing the difference between right and wrong • Delinquency and substance use • Academic problems and increased school dropout rate • Aggression • Sexual harassment and dating aggression • Gang involvement and criminal adulthood • Difficulties in their relationships with others • Being bullied at the hands of others

Bullying and the Law Bullying can be a traumatic experience, and some forms of bullying can even be considered illegal. These include: • Threats - whether done face to face, online, over the phone or through text messaging. • Assaults - including pushing, tripping, slapping, hitting or spitting. • Theft of personal items - like a backpack, books, electronic devices, etc. • Harassment - repeated tormenting online, with texts, phone calls and/or emails. • Sexual Exploitation - sharing videos or photos with nudity of people under 18. • Hate crime - bullying based on ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, etc. For all of these criminal offences, it is important to notify your local police detachment or report it to CYBERTIP.CA. Based on the available information, police will decide if an investigation is warranted and whether charges may be laid.

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Bears top Sea Wolves in Skeena zones BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

There was a little more on the line than usual last weekend for the Prince Rupert Sea Wolves midget reps, and despite winning 4-1 on Saturday night, two losses to the Vanderhoof Bears gave them a series loss. Battling the Bears in the first game of round one of the Skeena Valley zones, the Sea Wolves found themselves deadlocked in the best-of-three series, tied 3-3 after two frames with the Bears, who play remarkably similar hockey to the Rupertites. The Saturday morning showdown saw the home side battle back from three deficits, down 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 before the second intermission and it seemed like the pesky Sea Wolves couldn’t be swatted away. With neither team gaining an advantage over the other, the match looked like it would be coming down to the wire as Prince Rupert’s Caleb Perrie and the Bears’ Dixon Loewen were putting on a clinic with stellar goaltending between the pipes for their respective teams – one-timer after onetimer was turned aside by both masked men as the second frame came to a close. Then, the third period hit and all bets were off. The solid defensive play that both teams employed through the first two stanzas were thrown out the window in the wild, offensive shootout blitz that the

third period became for both sides. “Everything pretty much collapsed,” said Austin Weir, who led Rupert’s charge with two pretty goals, deking out Loewen forehand-backhand on each one. It only took 10 seconds for the fireworks to start in that third period. Rupert sniper Cole Atchison streaked down the left wing after the Sea Wolves won the opening face-off and wristed a laser-beam high, blocker-side on Loewen for the 4-3 advantage and Rupert’s first lead of the game. Three minutes later, Keiden Archer put the Sea Wolves up two goals after he found a tiny hole in a crouching Loewen’s short-side coverage for the 5-3 lead. It seemed like the Rupert squad was on their way to the 1-0 series lead, but a furious Vanderhoof attack came shortly thereafter. Bears’ alternate captain Eric Silver snapped a shot past Perrie for his second of the game to cut the Wolves’ lead to 5-4. Then, Vanderhoof’s Daulton Swanson tied the affair with a shot from the slot that cleanly beat Perrie above his blocker hand. From that point on, it was last shot wins. Gurlivleen Sekhon blasted a clapper through traffic and through Loewen’s five-hole with 12 minutes to go. That made it 6-5. But three straight goals for the Bears in the last 10 minutes of the game sealed game one for Vanderhoof. Swanson completed his hat trick, tying the game

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The Prince Rupert Sea Wolves’ Ethan Drew flips a shot at Vanderhoof goalie Dixon Loewen during first-period action of Saturday morning’s 8-6 loss. The Wolves fell 2-1 in the series.

at six when he banged in a loose puck out of mid-air when the Wolves’ defensive coverage broke down and they found themselves running around in their own zone. Kolby Page then dangled around the Rupert defence and made a tape-to-tape pass to Silver for the 7-6 lead that chased Perrie from the net. Cole Lindsay took over, but gave up one more goal before all was said and done, to Page in the dying seconds for the 8-6 Rupert loss. Along with Swanson’s hatty, Silver also completed the trick as the two combined for six of Vanderhoof’s eight goals on the day. Page had the other two.

To go with Weir’s deuce and Atchison’s and Archer’s singles, Jared Carter rounded out the scoring for Rupert. “We had fire, we were just going,” said Weir of the team early on. “Me and Cole [Atchison], we had a few good shifts but we didn’t really finish. We couldn’t bury them all ... They try hard – they’re a good team. [We need to] work harder, play defence. That’s all.” The team lost 6-3 in the final game on Sunday morning to vault Vanderhoof into the next round. The Bears will now face the Terrace Kermodes, who defeated the Kitimat Winterhawks 10-1 and 10-7 in round one.

No. 4 Rainmakers prepare to host zones BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

It’ll be hard to top last year’s magical run to the provincial finals, but the Charles Hays senior boys’ basketball squad are determined to do so and be crowned B.C. champs, starting with Northwest zones on Thursday. Terrace’s Caledonia Kermodes and the Smithers Secondary Gryphons provide the boys’ first test in the three-team tournament. The Rainmakers challenge the Kermodes Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Friday’s matchups feature a Caledonia-

Smithers showdown at 1:30 p.m. followed by a game between Charles Hays and the Gryphons at 7:30 p.m. The final is scheduled for Saturday at noon with a second final (if needed) is set for 7:30 p.m. All games will be played at the Charles Hays gymnasium. With a majority of the Rainmakers’ injuries a thing of the past, a relatively healthy lineup will greet the Kermodes and Gryphons for Charles Hays. The ‘Makers also moved up one slot in their provincial rank to No. 4 in the latest B.C. high school basketball rankings by the Vancouver Province.

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Eagle Eye Archers’ storage gets an upgrade BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

To most, a storage container unit isn’t a topic or an item one that wouldn’t get overly excited about. But for the Eagle Eye Archers, their brand new container has the club over the moon. “I’ve been going around thanking all the businesses and volunteers that made [purchasing this new unit] happen,” said Eagle Eye president Fred Hutchings on Thursday. In a town only big enough for things to come together if everyone pitches in, it’s yet another sporting success story for one of the most interesting and under-theradar clubs the coastal town has. The organization had been looking for a new facility to put all their miscellaneous gear in, and the majority of things the club stashes are items that one wouldn’t consider until actually getting out and setting up a course – outhouses, boards and posts, arrows, target stands, tables, chairs, barbecues, 3D animal targets and more. The need for the container came once the club realized their current facility’s days were numbered. “We did have a storage unit but it deteriorated so bad we couldn’t get into it. Everything was jammed up. The rolled door was literally falling apart so we couldn’t use it,” said Hutchings.

“The rolling door was literally falling apart.” - Fred Hutchings Not only was the old unit a safety hazard, the club had to prop up stairs to access the inside and carry everything up and down. The list of items on the agenda for Eagle Eye was lengthy. The club had to buy a 53-foot refrigerated container (or reefer unit) and transport it to the smaller parking lot at the Pentecostal Tabernacle gym on Portage Road, where the club’s indoor location is situated, as well as remove the refrigerated part of the container, lay down crushed rock paving and use a backhoe to spread it around. Within a few weeks, Hutchings and Colin Bennett, a volunteer helping the club, were able to secure all these things through various sources. “Now it’s all here. It’s just a swing-door unit at ground level,” said Hutchings. A majority of the bulkier equipment Eagle Eye uses possess rolling wheels at the bottom so each piece of equipment can be transported wherever the club is needed. And they’re needed a fair bit, starting with an Aboriginal youth camp on Saturday

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Eagle Eye Archers have a new home for a majority of their equipment as numerous businesses and volunteers contributed to purchasing a 53-foot container for the club.

where 32 children of Aboriginal descent will try their hand at bows and stringsshooting at the targets and 3D animals the club has set up for them along with a delicious lunch funded by the Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council. From Thornhill to Metlakatla, the organization takes their mobile trailer (also funded through generous Prince Rupert donors) to wherever its needed as the season winds down before the summer break starts in June.

Hutchings would like to thank Kristoff Trucking, Gat Leedm Logistics, Maher Terminals, Storey’s Excavating, 4 Season Maintenance and Ken Larsen and Bennett for their part in providing a home for all the club’s equipment. A list of upcoming special event dates or more information on the club can be found on Facebook at Eagle Eye Archers Prince Rupert. Regular hours run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

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Gitga’at Leadership Council through its administraƟve, legal, and technical team, have been engaging with various LNG proponents over the past three years to review the the impacts of such projects on Gitga’at’s way of life and to Įnd ways and means to miƟgate those impacts on Gitga’at’s cultural, social and economic sectors whenever possible. ON February 25 and 26, 2015 Gitga’at Leadership will host a “Gitga’at Members” only meeƟng to discuss the end results of the engagement process and subsequent negoƟaƟons. The “Member Only” meeƟngs will be held on the following dates and places

Hartley Bay Date: February 25th, 2015 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM Place: Cultural Center As one of North America’s leading energy infrastructure companies, TransCanada believes in building a strong foundation in the communities where we live and work. We’re playing a leading role in B.C.’s LNG industry, which will generate opportunities across the province for many years to come. As a member of the Northern B.C. community, we’re proud to sponsor the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George and help to build a legacy of leadership and healthy competition through sports for future generations. Visit www.TCSponsorship.com to learn more and watch TransCanada’s 2015 Canada Winter Games sponsorship video.

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Caledonia tops CHSS senior girls at 2015 zones BY KEVIN CAMPBELL SMITHERS / The Northern View

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Movold hits podium BY KEVIN CAMPBELL EDMONTON / The Northern View

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The year’s first national swimming medals are coming their way to the North Coast. For Points North, it’s Avery Movold (14) who’s bringing the hardware to Prince Rupert. The young swimmer won a silver medal in 15-and-under girls 50 freestyle and a bronze in the 50 backstroke at the 2015 Speedo Western Canadian Open last weekend in Edmonton. Adding to her impressive podium finishes were two more top-10 placements. Movold grabbed fifth in 100 freestyle and sixth-place in 50 fly. The young Rupertite then took 20th in the 200 freestyle and 40th in 1500 freestyle. Sarah McChesney, a swimmer from Prince Rupert competing for Thompson Rivers University in the women’s 16-and-over category, took 28th, 34th, 34th and 51st respectively in 100 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle and 1500 freestyle. She also grabbed 42nd in 50 freestyle on the final day of competition. Movold’s 50 free time of 27.15 makes her a Senior National qualifier.

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The Charles Hays senior girls Rainmakers made a valiant attempt to be the second Prince Rupert girls’ basketball team to win two zones in two weekends, but the Caledonia Kermodes proved to be too tough a test for the ‘Makers on Saturday. After coach Sara Barrow’s crew took down Kitimat’s Mount Elizabeth Secondary School (MESS) at the Smithers-hosted tournament, the team met up with their Highway 16 rivals in the 2015 final and it was the Kermodes who got the better of the Rainmakers, winning 59-27 for the Northwest ‘AA’ title. “Our game against Caledonia was a bit disappointing. We started off real slow and found ourselves in a hole at the end of the first quarter with a score of 28-2. Their top scorer, Kaehalli Pelltier, scored 18 points in the first quarter and hit three three-pointers,� said Barrow. “We were able to stay with them a bit better in the rest of the quarters, but it was already too late.� The loss came one year after the 2014 version of the senior girls Rainmakers defeated Smithers Secondary for the zones championship. From the outset of the season, the squad was shorthanded through a devastating injury that forced team captain Tanveen Randhawa to the sidelines in December. Her achilles tendon required surgery after Randhawa pulled it in a routine practice. Randhawa has played on the seniors’ team since Grade 10. “[She] would have been our starting point guard this year,� said Barrow.

The team also lost a chance to get in some more game time action just prior to zones when a play day to be held in Smithers on Feb. 7 was cancelled due to extreme snow and icy road conditions on Highway 16. Despite losing in the final, Barrow saw encouraging signs from the team in the game against MESS that should prove helpful in next year’s season. “We won by 10 points,� said the coach. “Defensively we played well, allowing Kitimat to only score 37 points. Offensively we had a bit of trouble getting the ball to the hoop - we had a lot of chances but the ball just didn’t seem to drop.� Graduating players on the 2014-15 team include all-star Morgan Weir, Ashtyn Andreesen, Harjyot Sidhu and Randhawa. Despite losing the majority of their starters to graduation, next year’s crew will have the benefit of experience as Barrow brought with the team two Grade 10 girls to the tourney Suttira Johansen and Brooke Andreesen. “They were able to add a defensive presence to our game,� said the coach. In reviewing the season, Barrow was quick to acknowledge the hard work her team put into their game on the court. “We had a solid core of eight girls who played the entire season. The girls worked hard and were a determined group. Many of them took the time to work on their skills and strength throughout the basketball class that’s run through the school,� she said. Caledonia will now advance to provincials, held in Langley from March 4 - 7. Their qualification is a big notch in the belt for the Terrace team’s program.

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The Grade 8 Prince Rupert Middle School boys’ basketball team show off their hard-won Northwest zones medals. The team downed Centennial Christian School of Terrace 69-38 before besting the squad from Hazelton 40-23 in the finals. Liam McChesney was named Most Valuable Player for the tournament while Daniel Cachero was named one of the tournament all-stars. They take on the rest of the province during provincials at Pitt Meadows on March 5-7.

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COMMUNITY MAKES YOU. YOU MAKE YOUR COMMUNITY. The Prince Rupert Regional Community Foundation was the 120th community foundation established in Canada. Since 2001, The Prince Rupert Community Foundation (PRRCF) has been committed to working with other agencies, foundations and organizations to increase the level of charitable giving within the communities of Prince Rupert and those located within the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District.

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Every Saturday 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Moose Hall Craft Items, Artisans Baking Home Business & Yard Sale Items For table rentals call Rosa 250-624-4787 or Kathleen 250-624-5652

Coming Events Pr. Rupert Seniors Centre Assoc. Annual General Meeting Tues. March 10, 2015 @ 10 a.m. 21 Greenville Court Everyone Welcome

Information CANADA BENEFIT Group Do you or someone you know suffer from a disability? Get up to $40,000 from the Canadian Government. Toll-free 1-888511-2250 or www.canada benefit.ca/free-assessment

Employment Business Opportunities THE DISABILITY Tax Credit. $1500 yearly tax credit. $15,000 lump sum refund (on avg). Covers: hip/knee replacements, back conditions and restrictions in walking and dressing. 1-844-453-5372.

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The Port of Prince Rupert, Canada’s leading edge port in trade growth, maritime safety, environmental stewardship and community partnerships, invites applications from highly-motivated individuals for the following new position:

SAFETY & EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR The Safety and Emergency Management Coordinator (SEMC) assists the Port Security Manager in meeting PRPA’s emergency management objectives and responsibilities. This position coordinates the development and maintenance of PRPA’s Emergency Management Plan, related emergency management protocols, processes and standard operating procedures (SOP) as well as tactical level port plans for emergencies and disasters. The ideal candidate would possess a diploma in Emergency Management or another related discipline from an accredited educational institution and a minimum of three years’ related experience. In addition, the ideal candidate would also possess strong spoken and written communication skills and perform well individually in a team environment. The Port offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits program. More details regarding this career opportunity are available at the Port’s website at: www.rupertport.com. Individuals of aboriginal descent are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by March 12, 2015, to: Human Resources Prince Rupert Port Authority 200 – 215 Cow Bay Road Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1A2 Fax: (250) 627-8980 Email: careers@rupertport.com

The Prince Rupert Sunken Gardens has 2 positions available. Duties include planting and maintenance of a large public garden. Good communication skills are required for dealing with the public. First position will commence in May and run until October. Second position will be for a student and as such must qualify for the Federal Student Grant Program. This position will run from May until the end of August. Please send resume to A. Fawcett at andree@citytel.net or for further information call Andree at 250-624-3666

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EXAMINATION FOR APPRENTICE MARINE PILOTS - COASTAL Examinations for Apprentice Marine Pilots will be conducted by the Pacific Pilotage Authority, in September 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 package prior to 1530 hrs on Friday, March 20, 2015 to:

Examination Director of Marine Operations Pacific Pilotage Authority 1000 - 1130 West Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6E 4A4 An information session on “BECOMING A COAST PILOT” will be held at the offices of the Pacific Pilotage Authority on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 1000 hrs. Anyone considering this exciting vocation should attend this free session to get an understanding of the process. Please pre-register by emailing your name and phone number to infosession@ppa.gc.ca or calling 604-666-6771, extension 0.

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Neil Edward Rysstad Sunrise: Sept 03, 1957 Sunset: Feb 12, 2015 Neil passed away on February 12th, 2015 in Prince Rupert General Hospital after struggling in the last few years with many health problems. Neil was the 4th of six sons of Maxine and Olav Rysstad, who, like all his brothers, began fishing with his dad at a very early age. As a third generation fisherman, Neil had many great years on the water. He was one of the best guys you could ever crew with. Family and friends will have many good memories of Neil to share. His good qualities never diminished, he retained his gentle and non-judgmental soul throughout his struggles. He loved words and music. He was spiritual in his own way and for his own reasons. He was proud of his Norwegian and Metis heritage, and especially proud of his son and granddaughters. He was loved, and he will be missed more than he could ever imagine. Neil is predeceased by his mother, Maxine (Kerrighan) Rysstad (2003) and his eldest brother, Ole Rysstad, lost at sea on the Haro Straits (1972). Also predeceased by Uncle Torgier Rysstad (Rosemary) and Aunt Tarjer (Rysstad)/Ted Roesch. He is survived by his son Aaron Alcott and three granddaughters, Kayana, Emily and Anika all of Armstrong, BC; his father, Olav Rysstad; brother Tom (Jean), niece Maggie (Burnaby) and nephew Dylan (Victoria); brother Dave, (White Rock) nephew Dean (Victoria) and niece Brittany (Vancouver); brother Norman; brother Alan (Trudy), niece Alana, nephews Ole and Joran; also survived by Uncle Knut (Iris) Rysstad (Saanich); Aunt Pat (Kerrighan) Neibergall (Bert); Aunt Donna (Kerrighan) Guglielmin (Len) (Toronto); Uncle Barney (Lee) Kerrighan (Medicine Hat) and many cousins. Although Neil wanted no service or ceremony, the family plans a gathering at some time in the summer to honour Neil’s life. The family thanks Dr. Brown and Dr. Coetzee, and all the Doctors and nurses who have cared for Neil in these last years.

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OWNER OPERATORS $3500 SIGNING BONUS Van Kam’s Group of Companies requires Highway Owner Operators for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving exp. / training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee beneďŹ ts package. To join our team of Professional drivers, email a resume, current driver’s abstract & details of truck to: careers@vankam.com or call Bev at 604-968-5488 or Fax: 604-587-9889 Van-Kam thanks you for your interest, however only those being considered will be contacted. Van-Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility.

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The Port of Prince Rupert, Canada’s leading edge port in trade growth, maritime safety, environmental stewardship and community partnerships, invites applications from highly-motivated individuals for the following new position:

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Reporting to the Manager, Community Relations, the Community Outreach Coordinator coordinates the community outreach activities that support programming related to Prince Rupert Port Authority’s engagement with the local community. The ideal candidate would possess post-secondary education in business or a related discipline and three to five years’ related experience. In addition, the ideal candidate would also possess strong spoken and written communication skills, and perform well individually as well as in a team environment. The Port offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits program. More details regarding this career opportunity are available at the Port’s website at: www.rupertport.com. Individuals of aboriginal descent are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by March 12, 2015, to: Director, Human Resources Prince Rupert Port Authority 200 – 215 Cow Bay Road Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1A2 Fax: (250) 627-8980 Email: careers@rupertport.com

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LIVE-IN CAREGIVER Permanent, full-time live-in caregiver required for the 2 children of Eliza Bautista, of 120 Rudderham Place, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2B7, Sal: $10.33/hr, Requires: 1+ years experience or CertiďŹ cation in the ďŹ eld. Duties: provide care for & supervise children; organize, participate and oversee activities; plan, prepare & serve meals; maintain a safe and healthy environment; tend to the emotional well-being of the children; take children to appointments or activities; perform light housekeeping duties. Language: English. Contact Eliza at: laiz_laiz@yahoo.com

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WCMRC is seeking a Casual Administrative Assistant in Prince Rupert B.C. (approx. 16 hrs. per week). The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for the accurate and timely completion of a variety of administrative tasks required to support the Prince Rupert ofďŹ ce, area manager and staff. Requirements: 1 to 3 years of experience in an administrative role, post-secondary education in ofďŹ ce administration, a team player able to prioritize, detailed oriented and proďŹ cient with all MS OfďŹ ce applications. To apply, send a cover letter and detailed resume by email to careers@wcmrc.com or by fax to 604-293-3021. We thank you for your response and regret that only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Know more about us at www.wcmrc.com or on YouTube @WCMRC.

WCMRC is recruiting for a Spill Response Technician in Prince Rupert, B.C. Responsibilities: Provide safe, prompt and efďŹ cient support to spill incidents, exercises and preparedness projects; maintain spill response equipment; and ensue that all activities are carried out safely and in line with company policies and procedures. Requirements: A Master 150 Gross Tonnage Domestic certiďŹ cate; a minimum of 3 years of experience with marine and small power equipment maintenance; working knowledge of local coastlines, and emergency response training and/or experience. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to: careers@wcmrc.com or fax to 604-293-3021. We thank you for your response and regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Visit us at www.wcmrc.com or @WCMRC on YouTube.

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CASUAL ON CALL SECRETARY School District 52 is accepting applications for the position of casual-on-call Secretary.

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Dental Receptionist Dr. Frank Pyde’s Dental Office is seeking a Dental Receptionist for 1 year Maternity Leave position (with possibility of extension).

The Port of Prince Rupert, Canada’s leading edge port in trade growth, maritime safety, environmental stewardship and community partnerships, invites applications from highly-motivated individuals for the following:

Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) is currently seeking students interested in summer employment for four months commencing May 01, 2015 to August 31, 2015.

Applicants must be attending school, college or university during the last school term and returning to their studies in the subsequent academic year. More details regarding these exciting positions are available at the Port’s website at: www.rupertport.com

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BEAR CREEK GROUP Administrative Assistant, Prince Rupert The Bear Creek Group of companies is seeking a part- or full- time Administrative Assistant in Prince Rupert. The ideal applicant will be proficient in Microsoft Office and possess excellent computing and data entry skills with the ability to incorporate data from a variety of software. Ideal core competencies include time management, communication, teamwork, organization and customer service skills. Special consideration will be given to individuals with: post-secondary training; a valid driver’s license; OFA level 3; and/or experience and- knowledge in the forestry (log and lumber) and construction industries. In partnership with Tidal Transport Ltd, the Bear Creek Group operates Tidal Coast Terminals, a quickly growing transloading, logistics, for- estry, and construction operation in the industrial area of Prince Rupert. This role will interact with local and regional businesses in the chain of supply, to help connect them with their export market opportunities.

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Experience in alignments, shocks/struts, suspension and brakes is required. Full Time Position with benefits. Competitive wage and great working conditions.

Typed resumes, complete with reference contact information can be dropped off in person to Dr. Pyde’s office at 117 3rd St, Prince Rupert BC or call us at 250-627-8400 for alternate submission information.

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Notice of a Public information Session Regarding a Rezoning Application for 1433 India Avenue, Prince Rupert BC - from R2 to RM3 The BC Company 1025105 B.C. Ltd. has applied to the City of Prince Rupert to rezone the former Bethel Baptist Church at 1433 India Avenue from R2 to RM3 to allow for the operation of an Executive Suites Rental Facility. The City of Prince Rupert gave First Reading to the project at the February 10th, 2015 Council meeting and asked that the developer hold a public information session. This Public Information session will be held from 5 pm – 7 pm on March 4th, 2015 at 1433 India Avenue, Prince Rupert BC. The general public are welcome to attend the information session to find out more about the proposed development. If you have questions please contact the developer’s agent - Geoff Greenwell – Toll Free 1-866-284-8322

IF YOU PURCHASED OR LEASED A TOYOTA VEHICLE FROM AN AUTHORIZED TOYOTA DEALERSHIP IN BRITISH COLUMBIA BETWEEN JUNE 12, 2002 AND JUNE 30, 2004, PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY AS IT MAY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR COMPENSATION A class action lawsuit was initiated in 2004 in British Columbia alleging that Toyota Canada Inc. and its authorized dealerships in British Columbia, defined as Defendants engaged in anticompetitive conduct through implementation of the “Access Program.� The lawsuit was certified as a class action. Toyota denies that it has violated any law, denies that it engaged in any and all wrongdoing, and denies that the Access Program was anticompetitive. The Court has not made any finding as to the truth or merits of the claims or defences asserted by either side. The allegations made by the plaintiffs have not been proven in court. A Settlement Agreement has been reached. If you purchased or leased a Toyota vehicle from an Authorized Toyota Dealership in British Columbia between June 12, 2002 and June 30, 2004, you may be entitled to compensation. You should immediately review the full legal notice in this matter to ensure that you understand your legal rights. A copy of the full legal notice as well as the Settlement Agreement can be viewed at www.BCToyotaAccessSettlement.ca or can be obtained by contacting Class Counsel as listed below. In the event the Settlement is approved, the deadline for opting out will be 60 days prior to the claims deadline and subject to further notice as approved by the Court. Information on how to opt out will be provided at www.BCToyotaAccessSettlement.ca. Not all Class Members will be eligible for compensation. A Settlement Approval Hearing has been scheduled for May 29, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the City of Vancouver. At this hearing, the Court will determine whether the Settlement Agreement is fair, reasonable and in the best interests of Class Members. Class members have the right to object or comment on the settlement. All written submissions received by Class counsel by May 22, 2015, will be considered at the settlement approval hearing. If you support the settlement, you do not have to do anything at this time and further notice will be published following the settlement approval hearing. This will contain details of the procedure to be followed by Class Members making Claims for the issuance of Settlement Vouchers. Class Counsel can be reached as follows: Leslie Mackoff Mackoff & Co Box 12184 1801-808 Nelson Street Vancouver, BC V6X 2H2 PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED BY THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

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Surplus funds low income assistance

Love teaches children how to be loving, caring people.

BY TOM FLETCHER VICTORIA / Black Press

Expecting budget surpluses for the next three years, the B.C. government is ending the deduction of spousal child support from social assistance payments and providing modest benefits for other low-income earners. A target of single parents and poverty advocacy organizations in recent years, the “clawback” of child support payments ends Sept. 1. That is expected to leave about $32 million more over the next three years in the pockets of the parents who receive child support along with income assistance and disability payments — a benefit to 3,200 families and 5,400 children. Community Living B.C., responsible for developmentally disabled adults, gets an additional $106 million over three years, and $20 million is added to the general budget for income assistance. Caseloads for both are expected to increase and individual payment rates stay the same. This is also the budget that ends a two-year increase of 2.1 per cent in tax on income more than $150,000 a year. The provincial income tax rate for that tax bracket returns to 14.7 per cent, which de Jong said is part of the lowest personal income tax rates in the country. At the low end of the income scale, the exemption from paying any personal

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Finance Minister Mike de Jong says B.C. may be the only province in Canada to balance its budget for the year ahead.

income tax goes to the first $19,000 earned, up from $18,000. An early childhood tax benefit begins April 1, with up to $660 a year for each child up to the age of six, designed to assist with child care costs. This is also the year the province’s training and education savings grant begins to be paid out for children who reach the age of six. It is a one-time payment of $1,200 born since Jan. 1, 2007, to be placed in a registered education savings plan. Finance Minister Mike de Jong said the current fiscal year is expected to finish with a surplus of almost $900 million, due mainly to better than expected personal and corporate income tax revenues, strong retail sales and a one-time adjustment of federal tax payments. After an additional $3 billion to the

ever-growing health care budget and $576 million more for education over the next three years, the surplus for 2015-16 is projected to be $284 million. Meanwhile, NDP leader John Horgan said reducing income taxes for the top two per cent of wage earners cost the B.C. government $230 million that should have gone mainly to middle income earners. Horgan and NDP finance critic Carole James focused on the measure in Tuesday’s B.C. budget to end the tax increase on income over $150,000 a year. They acknowledged other measures to help low-income people but Horgan said “the middle class was left behind today.” James said middle-income families are taking the brunt of rate increases for car insurance, ferry fares and BC Hydro, and the services available to them are declining.

Thank You The family of Tyler Der would like to thank our community, our co-workers, neighbours and friends for their support during this difficult time. No words could ever express our appreciation for the love, support and kind acts you have shown us after Ty’s accident. A special thank you to his best friends who helped organize his Celebration of Life. We are deeply grateful. With love, Maureen, Grant, Allan and Brett Supportive Recovery Program is a free residential program for women who want support while dealing with their addiction related struggles. One on one support as well as group sessions are offered to work towards their recovery. If you have any questions or require more information for you or someone you know, call Maru: 250-627-8959 ext.27

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Loretta Guadagni (Del Ry) September 23, 1932 February 19, 2015 82 years It is with great sadness that we announce that Loretta passed away unexpectedly in Prince Rupert, BC during a brief hospital stay. She was predeceased by her loving husband Lido in 2004 and missed him every day. She leaves to mourn her son Garry (Mackenzie); daughters Josie (Fred), Sandra (Laurence) and Brenda (Steve); her grandchildren Denika and Hailey; Sara, Hana (Brendan), Celina (mother Cheri); Calla and Hayden; newborn great grandson Rylen; her sister Liana in Italy; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. Loretta was an avid gardener and excellent cook who loved trying new food. Nothing made her smile like being around her grandchildren. She will be sorely missed.

A funeral mass will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, February 27 2015 at Annunciation Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

March 18, 2015 from 11 am - 3 pm At The Nisga’a Hall

There Will Be Fried Bread Trohies & Bragging Rights Crafts • Facepainting Prizes • Music Refreshments Will Be Provided

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Bernard “Bernie� Freddie Danes July 29, 1946 February 20, 2015

There is a face that haunts us ever, And a voice which brought us cheer; And a smile we’ll forever remember When in silence we dry every tear.

There will be a celebration of life for Bernard “Bernie� Freddie Danes Wednesday February 25, 2015 from 6 pm - 11 pm at the Gitmaxmak’ay Nisga’a Hall in Prince Rupert. All friends, family and colleagues are welcome to come and share memories with the family. Refreshments to follow afterward. Donations of refreshments and baked goods would be appreciated. The Settelment feast and funeral will be taking place in Hazelton BC at the Rec Center in old town on February 27, 2015 at 1 pm Check facebook for updates

BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Thanks to Prince Rupert residents, villages in Cameroon, Africa will have access to a medical clinic. The Prince Rupert chapter of the Okala Foundation hosted a fundraising gala at the Crest Hotel on Feb. 21 that raised an estimated more than $30,000. The Okala Foundation is a Canadian charity that assists children and families in Cameroon with projects focused on education and health that are designed to foster social, cultural and economic development and self-reliance. Saturday’s fundraiser consisted of a live auction, loonie auction, a video presentation with footage recently taken in Cameroon and more. Chantal Cornwall, who sits on the Okala Foundation advisory board, said 26 individuals and families became sponsors at the event, bringing the total number of sponsors in Prince Rupert to approximately 75.

“Time and time again, I’m constantly surprised by the amount of philanthropy you can find in this town, from people who have almost no extra money in their pockets,� said Jennifer Kloopers, Okala Prince Rupert fundraising chair. “The giving spirit in Prince Rupert is like no other community I’ve ever been a part of.� In 2013, Prince Rupert’s first fundraising event for the foundation raised just under $25,000, which helped build two classrooms in Ngombe, Cameroon, and a medical clinic built in a central location to service all the villages the foundation operates in. “[The clinic has] basically been sitting in the forest in a completed state, locked up and protected from the weather, but not operating,� Phil Cornwall, Okala Prince Rupert director, explained. Funds raised at this year’s gala will go toward finishing the clinic’s interior so it can operate as a proper medical facility, stocking it with necessary supplies and hiring

Phil Cornwall / Special to the Northern View

Frank Pyde purchased a Blackhawks jersey signed by Duncan Keith to be auctioned off at the gala.

doctors and nursing staff. Tamara Davy, founder of the Okala Foundation, flew in from Montreal to attend the event and said she’s blown away by the efforts of Prince Rupert’s chapter. “The amount of work that people have put into these fundraisers touches me. It’s amazing,� said Davy. “If the kids only knew.� Davy founded the nonprofit organization in 2006 after she witnessed the conditions in eastern Cameroon while volunteering at a chimpanzee sanctuary. North Coast resident Willy

Beaudry joined the initiative shortly after its creation, spearheading the Prince Rupert chapter. Davy noted the only people involved with the foundation that get paid for their efforts are community members in Cameroon. To sponsor a child or donate to the foundation, go to okalafoundation.org, or to contribute to Prince Rupert’s medical clinic fundraising efforts go to the website’s event section and click on the Prince Rupert fundraiser option for a direct link to donate via Pay Pal.

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