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RCMP clamp down on illegal firing range

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Shots fired in close proximity to Highway 16

Feature Heart of our city: Sheila Seidemann Page A5

BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Prince Rupert RCMP are seeking to put an end to the use of an unofficial and unlawful firing range located less than 250 metres away from Highway 16. The area, accessed through a trail located 1.7 kilometres away east of the Port Edward turnoff, is covered in shotgun - Matt Ericson shells and discarded items riddled with bullet holes. It even has a stand in one of the nearby trees that can be used for shooting, but Const. Matt Ericson of the RCMP said anyone discharging a firearm there is doing so illegally. See SHOOTING on Page A2

“There is a real concern that one of those rounds could make it to the highway.”

Business Chamber hands out excellence awards Pages A10-11

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In front of a gym filled with fans, the Charles Hays Rainmakers Sr. boys basketball team celebrates their zones championship after going undefeated over the course of the tournament. The win secured the Rainmakers a chance to compete for the provincial championship they fell one game short of winning last year. For more from the zones, see Page A17.

City given final notice of inadequacy from RCMP Ongoing issues with detachment spark action

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Community Port Ed firefighters seeking equipment Page A25

BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The time has come: The City of Prince Rupert must construct a new RCMP detachment in the community. At the end of 2014, the City of Prince Rupert received the third and final letter from RCMP headquarters in the Lower Mainland stating Prince Rupert’s detachment is inadequate for policing operations. An agreement between the provincial government and B.C. municipalities states that communities are responsible for providing and maintaining office spaces, heat, lighting and facilities for RCMP that meet the security standard of the force. “The building is quite old and needs a lot of repairs. It’s a capacity issues as well with regards to the number of people we have in the building,”

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“We’re going to re-look at the whole thing and come up with a new plan.” - Lee Brain explained Prince Rupert RCMP Inspector Wayne Maughan. The city received the first letter declaring the detachment didn’t meet standards in 2011. Because there is also a number of issues with Prince Rupert’s fire hall, the city began investigating the feasibility of constructing a joint-use facility for RCMP and firefighters in 2012, however the project stalled. “Basically it stalled because there wasn’t

enough money and [it was difficult to meet all of the conditions RCMP require for a new building],” said Mayor Lee Brain. With the arrival of the final letter, the City of Prince Rupert is no longer able to put off replacing the more than 30-year-old detachment. The city can either come up with a solution and construct the new RCMP facility on its terms or wait for RCMP to build it and send the city the bill, said Brain. “We’re going to have to do something about it regardless; we don’t really have a choice. We’d rather be proactive and figure out a solution as soon as possible,” he said. “Basically where we’re at is we’re going to relook at the whole thing and come up with a new plan. We’re going to work with the RCMP. We hope to get something lined up and then we’ll see what the next steps are from there.” See RCMP on Page A2

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Debris and shells litter the area.

Stray shells, bullets a concern SHOOTING from Page A1 “People are using high-power rifles out here, as well as shotguns and pistols, and, with the highway very close, if any of those rounds were to stray or somebody was shooting in an unsafe direction there is a real concern that one of those rounds could make it to the highway and affect a passing motorist,” said Ericson. “In recent days, members of the detachment have been seeing an influx of activity out here, more people coming out to use this area as a shooting range ... my understanding is people in the community have been using this for many, many years. With the increased activity and more people coming out here, the risk starts to increase.” The B.C. Wildlife Act states that firearms cannot be discharged within 400 metres of Highway 16. “We’re asking members of the public to give us a call in the event that they do hear shots out here and we will come and investigate,” said Ericson.

RCMP from Page A1 Exactly how the city will pay for the new facility is unknown at this time. Last week, the city’s chief financial officer Corinne Bomben told council initial thoughts are for the city to obtain a loan for the project, given borrowing rates are low. Mayor Brain said with the promise of LNG coming to the North Coast, the City of Prince Rupert is more likely to obtain a loan and if LNG projects go through they could assist in paying it off. Bomben noted the advent of major projects could impact the scope of needs for the new RCMP detachment, suggesting the city could look to proponents to offset the financial implications of that. In order to alleviate the financial impact to taxpayers, Bomben said staff is exploring a rental agreement with the RCMP to repay the capital component of a new building. But before any decisions are made, the city will hear from the public. “Staff intend to engage the community with respect to this notification and begin necessary planning,” said Bomben. Prince Rupert RCMP are working with the city in order to continue operations in the current facility until the city is in a position to replace it. “We do realize the financial situation

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The RCMP detachment will need replacing as it does not meets code.

“We do realize the financial situation of the city.” - Insp. Wayne Maughan of the city, so we’re trying to work with them as best we can,” Insp. Maughan said. Bomben told council last week that this particular situation highlights the need for the city to have a policy regarding asset reserves. She noted requirements for future grants from government funding agencies require asset management to be planned for and adequately

funded. “Had a policy been in place our reserves would be large enough to mitigate the need for a loan and would have had all community members contribute to the fund while the existing RCMP building was and is in operation,” she said. With this, city staff is recommending council consider enacting an annual mill rate increase of two per cent, money that would automatically be transferred to reserve. Currently this translates into approximately $200,000 from the tax classes that are not capped, with capped tax classes being asked to contribute. The policy wouldn’t be implemented this year, with the city only introducing the concept in order to begin public engagement.

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Preliminary budget figures show shortfall Mill rate adjustment needed to meet revenue needs BY MARTINA PERRY

“The residential burden has increased from $4.6 million to $6.6 million in 10 years.”

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The City of Prince Rupert’s chief financial officer Corinne Bomben presented a report on preliminary estimates for the 2015 budget, a report that showed council will once again need to cover a projected shortfall. When the city’s expected revenues and expenditures are taken into consideration, the city is projecting a $220,000 shortfall in the 2015 budget. Bomben said the anticipated shortfall is caused by expected hikes in energy costs, as well as contractual wage and benefit increases that will cost an additional $400,000 in 2015. Bomben said another contributing factor to the shortfall is the port property tax rate cap enacted by the provincial government. Because of the legislation, the city can only charge major industrial property owners certain mill rates on federal port land. “Part of the reason for the disparity in funding is the fact that everyone else’s assessments have gone up, yet industry evaluations in the absence of investment depreciate, they go down yearly. The only way to keep the industrial tax base flat is to have new investment every year,” Bomben explained. Projections for 2015 show the city will receive approximately $585,000 in taxes from major industries, in contrast to the $712,000 it collected in 2011. “The residential burden has increased from $4.7 million to $6.6 million in 10 years. The business burden has increased from $3.2 million to $4.3 million. Major industrial tax revenue has declined from $4.5 million to $2.8 million. There were two new industries and an expansion of the coal terminal in this timeframe,”

- Corinne Bomben Bomben said. “The result to the rest of the tax classes is that they take up the share of the burden. This translates into higher mill rates for residential, business and the light industrial classes. This makes it less affordable to open a small-tomedium sized business venture. Ultimately, the effects to Prince Rupert is that this provincial-international competitiveness scheme stifles the competitiveness of entrepreneurs wishing to locate in Prince Rupert.” Based on the first draft of the 2015 BC Assessment property assessment roll, preliminary estimates show the city will require a mill rate increase of 1.9 per cent to the adjusted mill rate. While assessments have increased, the city must adjust the mill rate in order to achieve the same level of taxation revenue as in 2014, which was $14,510,000. The proposed 2015 municipal mill rate for Prince Rupert residential property owners is 7.37660 compared to 8.42627 in 2014, whereas small to medium-sized business owners would have a mill rate of 25.77710 this year, in contrast to 27.85141 last year. Based on this rate, a homeowner with an average assessed property value of $229,000 will pay $1,689 in taxes in 2015, up $37 from 2014 when the average

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Chief financial officer Corinne Bomben told council a number of factors are contributing to an estimated $220,000 budget shortfall.

assessed value of a home was $196,000 that cost $1,652 in taxes. Bomben noted BC Assessment will release the revised roll on March 31, with mill rates being adjusted to reflect any changes. Furthermore, Bomben’s report noted that in 2015 all capital purchases and works will be funded through grants, reserves or operating surplus carried forward from 2014. Additionally, CityWest has informed the city it expects to pay the $400,000 dividend this year, the same amount as 2014. The City of Prince Rupert will host two public consultation meetings on the 2015 budget, the first on Monday, March 9 at the Lester Centre of the Arts at 7 p.m. and the second on Monday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in City Hall council chambers.

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MP questions Council firms up housing groups Harper’s LNG math BY MARTINA PERRY

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BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Skeena – Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen is questioning the math behind the recently announced federal tax breaks for the liquefied natural gas industry and is waiting until the full details emerge before taking a position. Prime Minister Stephen Harper, in making the announcement on Feb. - Nathan Cullen 19, estimated the value of the breaks to be approximately l $50 million illi over fi five years beginning this year, but Cullen said he doubts that is the case. “We’re looking over the numbers to see if it is $50 million. It is hard to believe it will only be $50 million given the number and scope of the projects proposed ... am I in favour of this? I don’t know yet. I want to find out if this is just more money being given away or if this really will help the industry,” he said, adding he has asked the Library of Parliament to investigate further. “This goes against the Conservative’s own policy of no longer subsidizing the oil and gas sector.” As well as questioning the numbers, Cullen said he is not sure how important this initiative truly is to the industry. “I have talked to virtually every proponent and very few raised this issue, but of course companies are going to take money if it is offered to them,” he said. “These companies are looking to spend billions of dollars on these projects, so $50 million over several years is not going to make or break the project.”

“It is hard to believe it will only be $50 million.”

Prince Rupert city council has laid out its terms of reference for committees aiming to address housing shortages in the community. Coun. Joy Thorkelson came up with the terms of reference for each of the committees, which were presented at last Monday’s meeting. While it was decided at the Feb. 10 meeting that councillors would provide staff with a list of people to invite to sit on either of the committees, council decided against this. Thorkelson suggested that Mayor Lee Brain sit on both committees, with councillors being split between the two groups, giving councillors the authority to appoint community members to each committee as work proceeds. Thorkelson said by doing this, the city could ensure the process happens quickly. “We should have three or four people on the committee that are going to be responsible for directing the committee work and then have some additional people that would like to have us get the surveys or talk to people,” she said. Coun. Barry Cunningham supported the idea. “This is going to have to be a community effort to get this off the ground. It’s a multi-facet problem and everyone has different concerns. I think by involving the whole council, we’ll have a really good cross section of it,” said Cunningham. Mayor Brain and councillors Nelson Kinney, Blair Mirau and Thorkelson will make up the Housing Prioritization Committee, which will engage with all sectors of the community to identify the extent of housing needs and collect a list of suggestions from the

Rental units in Prince Rupert will be one of the focuses of the city’s two housing committees.

public on how these needs may be met. “We don’t know what the actual demand is for housing. Is it transient housing? Is it supportive housing? Is it low cost housing? Seniors housing? How many people need those kinds of housing? I see the city’s role as gathering that information,” Thorkelson said. Sitting on the Housing Identification Committee is Brain and councillors Cunningham, Wade Niesh and Gurvinder Randhawa, who will engage with the city planning department, social services, the Salvation Army and the public to identify rental units, temporary housing units and multiple-family housing units. The identification group will also engage with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, B.C. Housing and M’akola to determine housings needs and supply, as well as meeting with Prince Rupert realtors, apartment owners and others to determine present rental availabilities and predicted growth in the private sector. “We don’t know from the renter’s side, from the people who rent properties, what their issues are because not all the properties in town are rented,” Thorkelson said. Each committee will present their findings in April.

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Seidemann is cancer’s worst nightmare BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Anyone who has ever made the trek around the survivor’s lap at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life in Prince Rupert within the past 15 years has likely seen her under an enthusiastically-decorated yellow and blue tent, cheering walkers and their families on and inspiring them to “fight back�. For Sheila Seidemann, there’s no place she’d rather be on that day than supporting those that need the friendly face. And it’s possible through the coordinating efforts that she and the relay’s organizing committee have put into the event year after year. “The survivors are the big thing,� said Sheila last week. “The more survivors we have in the yellow shirts, the better.� The symbolic sunshine yellow-coloured T-shirt has come to signify the wearer’s remarkable battle with the disease which has driven researchers and scientists to work for decades to find a cure and is the leading cause of death in Canada with 30 per cent of all deaths in the country cancer-related, according to a 2011 Statistics Canada survey. Sheila, a born-and-raised Rupertite, had previously been a participant on a team for the relay until the new millennium, when the disease hit close to home and provided her and her friends at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church a reason to start a team of their own. “Around 2000 or 2001, a close friend of mine who also belongs to St. Paul’s Church was diagnosed with breast cancer and we decided we would put in a team to support her,� said the team captain. “Sometimes, when people are having treatment, especially if they’re having chemotherapy, their immune system is very low and they can’t really be around people. It’s really hard to support them, so we decided we would put in a team.� That St. Paul’s Lutheran Church relay team has been together since. They’ve grown and reduced in number, but they’ve consistently remained among the topfundraising teams in Prince Rupert. The group even won the Canadian Cancer Society’s Community Champion Award last year, an honour that “recognizes the non-Canadian Cancer Society community, and organizations/corporations for special, specific and topical contributions to the society�. “Our decorating team [for the tent] has a very ‘don’thold-back’ attitude. It’s very over-decorated and we’re fortunate that we usually get team members sitting there all day cheering people on and inspiring people and that’s one of the things [the award recognizes] ... it’s the support and also the fact that we’ve been doing it [awhile]

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Sheila Seidemann has dedicated much of her time to support those battling cancer in the community.

and the amount we’ve raised and it’s an honour. I know that everyone on the team, when they heard about it; they were thrilled,� said Sheila. On the organizing committee since 2013, Sheila, Cathy Quane, Judy Levelton and Jen Silva, among many others, help put on the relay, considered to be one of the most deeply personal and touching events that Prince Rupert has annually. Along with the relay, Sheila had always been interested in the artistic and creative side of life. After graduating high school and attending Camosun College for an Associate of Arts diploma in Fine Art, Sheila’s personal career in the northern port town flourished. Having taken pottery and photography classes prior, Sheila taught the former at the civic centre and made the latter her place of work for a time. “I worked at Shutter Shack and it seems like an awful long time ago now, but the one-hour photography was a brand new thing ... so I worked there for a few years,� she said. “I still have all my [pottery and photography] equipment.� That equipment includes a manual camera and even a darkroom to develop photos. “I was really into it and I hope to have more time in the future to get back into it ... I’m not planning to teach [pottery] in the future. I would do it for myself and probably my grandkids,� Sheila said, adding she’d also like to improve her skills in quilting. After her time at Shutter Shack and raising her son as a single mom, Sheila worked at Small Craft Harbours’ branch of fisheries in Port Edward. “I really enjoyed it. It was a great job but from the get-go it was always temporary. And then this job at

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Time has come for detachment

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s if Prince Rupert city council didn’t have enough on their plate preparing for a massive economic boom that would accompany any positive final investment decision from a liquefied natural gas company, they now have to plan for the multi-million dollar replacement of the RCMP detachment. It is a complex situation and solutions will certainly not come easily. Aside from getting all of the money together, a monumental task given the state of the city’s waterlines and dam infrastructure, council needs to find a location that is acceptable to both the RCMP and the residents of Prince Rupert. It’s unfortunate that the previous council didn’t make this more Shaun Thomas of a priority and begin planning well in advance of receiving the final letter of warning from the RCMP. Fortunately there is a lot of work done on the file, though much of it will need to be revisited given changes in the community. At one point staff had gone through the process of scouting potential locations and taking those out to all of the stakeholders and the community for feedback. The Five Corners location was said not to be central enough, the tennis courts on McBride riled up the community and presented safety issues with its hill-top location and the corner of Third Avenue and McBride was also under consideration but was privately held. Fast-forward and that particular corner has been sold and is out of the running while the other locations have not had any further studies or solutions proposed to address the previous issues. The RCMP have been very understanding throughout this whole ordeal - working in a building that is too small and too outdated for the important work they do - which is good for the City of Prince Rupert. But the time has come for the men and women who protect the citizens to have a proper detachment that is up to code and as modern as it possibly can be. Hopefully Mayor Brain and council have a plan to make this happen. It’s too important to be pushed to the backburner again.

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n a recent speech, Premier Christy Clark quipped government that tuition fees have doubled over the that while teenagers tend to be lazy, there is a past decade, and cited a Bank of Montreal estimate limit. that the average university student emerges from a If your kid is still on the couch after age 30, she four-year program owing $35,000 in student loans. said, he’s not a teenager any more. “He’s a New With his usual modesty and tact, Advanced Democrat.” Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson dismissed Clark’s ‘get off the couch and get a job’ message Horgan’s accusation that he is indifferent to the is now being translated into government policy. The plight of students. Wilkinson noted that the Bank of Tom Fletcher B.C. government is using one of the few tools available Montreal surveyed 602 students across Canada, and to it to track down people who aren’t paying off their only 78 of them were in B.C. student loans, by linking defaulted debt to driver’s licence Whatever the amount owing is for an individual, it’s a renewals. debt that will be more difficult to avoid paying. The province There are “hardship” provisions for those who don’t have a has long used the withholding of driving privileges to collect job. ICBC will only refuse to renew a driver’s licence or vehicle unpaid provincial court fines, and that was recently extended plates for those who have let their student debt go for a year to those who are 90 days in arrears on $25 or more worth of without making some effort to deal with it. Lower Mainland bridge tolls. Student debt collection is a long-standing problem for the This student debt collection move follows efforts to match province, with about $185 million currently on the books as up post-secondary funding to areas of employment demand. defaulted and unpaid. Students naturally move around after In an era where misguided university professors use their completing their studies, and once the six-month grace period positions to organize violent protests against job-creating for beginning to repay student loans expires, finding those who projects, the messages are similar. aren’t paying becomes a costly effort. We have an education system – and media – that encourages Historically governments sent defaulted debt to collection people to complain and make demands to get what they want. agencies. Last year $17.3 million was collected. And we are seeing the results of all of this. How big is student debt these days? The subject was There was a U.S. president once who said, “Ask not what discussed briefly in the legislature last week. your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your In question period, NDP leader John Horgan reminded the country.”

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March 4, 2015 • Northern View • A7

On the street

Would you support an increase in municipal taxes so the city can save up for major infrastructure projects in the future?

With Martina Perry

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CHARLOTTE ANDERSON

DAVID HINZIE

LONNIE OVERTON

“As long as it’s for good causes and will benefit the community for future generations.”

“No, because I’m on a fixed income.”

“I would like a complete accounting of the municipal finances first to know if they actually need the money.”

“I think so. We all have to pay our way. A reasonable increase would be satisfactory.”

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Thinking inside the box Stop hockey parent bullying transformed shipping

Editor: To all the hockey people out there: I have become disheartened by what I see happening in our hockey rinks during our children’s league games. As a society, we are desperately trying to eliminate bullying from our school system and our children’s lives. As parents, we want to protect our children from this harmful behaviour, but I would argue that bullying is happening in the hockey rink at the parental level. Why do some parents think it is OK to act in this manner — the exact behaviour that we are trying to thwart? I do not want to say all parents act badly, but the ones that do, damage our hockey reputation. We are Canadians — we love hockey — so why can we not enjoy the games at the minor hockey level for what they are— the good and the bad, and the excitement in between? Not all children are born natural hockey players, but all have the right to play. Some excel and some stay in the middle or at the bottom of the skill level. Yet, they all want to play and have fun. They love being part of a hockey team, but they do not need to be subjected to the negative comments and

“Bullying is happening in the hockey rink at the parental level.” - Shannon Desilets bullying tactics of parents up in the stands. They need to hear constant encouragement and celebrations for both the wins and losses. It is not always about the win. Yet, the win can become the parental priority. I hear parents yell at the children, groan in frustration as mistakes are made, ask coaches to limit ice time of more novice players, insult the referees, over-celebrate wins with noise makers, and this list could go on and on and on. My wish is that this stops before parents lose their rights to attend their children’s games. How sad it will be to simply drop your child off at the rink for his/her game, then have to drive away. Stop the hockey bullying. Shannon Desilets Kelowna

Understanding vaccine debate Editor: There is no debate on vaccinations. There is only what the government tells us (through the media) what we should do. Those that don’t believe them don’t have a voice just a choice. In England in 1972, my wife took my young son to be vaccinated. The doctor told her that a percentage of those vaccinated would have brain damage and said if you want your son vaccinated to go to someone else as he didn’t want that responsibility. Relatives however, had their healthy son vaccinated and he became autistic and epileptic and died at 11 years old in an epileptic seizure. A coincidence? In September 2014 an Italian court awarded compensation to a boy who got autism after receiving a routine vaccination against six childhood diseases which allegedly caused the

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MLA trying to unearth Highway of Tears tour details Freedom of Information request unsuccessful BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice is looking for answers regarding a trip along Highway 16 the Ministry of Transportation made last summer, a trip she says officials have not been able to produce evidence of. Rice submitted a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to ascertain the approximately “80 organizations, local governments, First Nations and others” Transportation Minister Todd Stone told CBC in December were included as part of consultations along Highway 16, but was told an extension was needed as the notes were handwritten and needed to be transcribed. But on Feb. 17, Rice was told there were no records related to her enquiry and the matter was now closed. “We know that there are records because the ministry asked for an extension to our FOI request. They said they needed an extension because the records were hand-written and needed to be transcribed. Can the Minister of Citizen Services explain what happened to those hand-written records and why they are being hidden from the public?” she said during question period on Feb. 24. “The people of Northern British Columbia deserve to know why the B.C. Liberal government is hiding the results of any consultations that were had. We don’t know how many of these meetings actually took place, and whether the minister is misrepresenting what people said. Northwest communities have heard enough excuses, it’s time for action to bring safe transportation options along the Highway of Tears,” she added after leaving the chambers. But the response came not from Minister of Citizen

Services Amrik Virk, but from Stone himself. “All Freedom of Information requests that come into the government are handled by professionals in the civil service, but the fundamental issue is that this government is taking action to ensure that safety along Highway 16 is improved and that there are safer transportation options available,” he said, adding dialogue with groups along the highway is continuing. “There is an appeals process through the office of the privacy commissioner, if the members don’t feel they have been provided the information they requested then that is a process they should engage.” However, following an enquiry from the Northern View, the Ministry of Transportation sent along a list of meeting locations that included 13 communities spanning from Prince Rupert in the west to McBride in the east. “The meetings were held to hear directly from community leaders about what transportation services currently exist to support finding affordable, practical and sustainable transportation solutions. Through the meetings, we heard about transportation challenges that residents face every day,” said a ministry spokesperson. As well as a lack of records, Rice took issue with statements made during the interview in which Stone said he had “heard from First Nations and other local government” that a shuttlebus is “probably not practical”. “The Minister of Transportation told public that the people along the Highway 16 corridor that people didn’t want safer, affordable transportation, he said that nobody thought it was practical, yet that is not what people have told me. People up and down the highway all want the same thing, safe, affordable transportation. Maybe that is why these records are being hidden,” Rice said in the

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North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice is trying to determine who the Ministry of Transportation talked to during a tour along Highway 16 last summer.

Legislature. However, the ministry spokesperson said the need for varying efforts to improve safety was a common theme during the tour. “It was evident that because of the significant distance between communities along Highway 16, a ‘one size fits all’ approach wasn’t feasible. Instead, we’re focusing on finding practical solutions to help residents living along the corridor,” said the spokesperson.

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Regional Community Foundation ready to give back BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

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As the Prince Rupert Regional Community Foundation (PRRCF) has grown, so has the benefits it provides to the North Coast. “Community foundations have become a very powerful, unique and respected resource when it comes to identifying community needs and then, subsequently, financially tackling those needs,” said Doug Kydd, chair of the PRRCF. “Our foundation’s mission is improving the quality of life for Prince Rupert and area residents.” There are 191 community foundations across Canada with approximately $3.3 billion in assets, helping Canadians invest in building strong and resilient communities to live, work and play in. In May of 2011, the Prince Rupert Regional Community Foundation was chartered as the 120th foundation in the country, starting with seed money of just over $30,000. Today, the Prince Rupert Regional Community Foundation’s capital fund, held by the Vancouver Foundation, has grown to approximately $435,000. About $280,000 of that came from fundraising events in the community, with the remaining amount coming from corporate and individual donations. The Prince Rupert Regional Community Foundation has been affiliated with the Vancouver Foundation, the largest in Canada, since its inception in 2001. Kydd said the relationship has been extremely beneficial, with the group receiving plenty of advice from its

Vancouver-counterparts over the years. The PRRCF will always be able to donate money, as the principal funds in its account are never touched and will only continue to grow; the foundation’s annual grants are generated from investment returns. “The money is in an endowment fund, so we can never touch the principal. We just get the benefit of the interest paid yearly back to us. We reinvest an additional 20 per cent from our interest [into the principal fund], plus any money we fundraise throughout the year,” explained Karen Basso, who sits on the PRRCF board of directors and chairs the group’s grant committee. In order to grow its principal fund, the Prince Rupert Regional Community Foundation holds fundraising events every year. Past fundraisers have included the Marasportsathon, which consisted of 24 athletes playing 11 different sports over 24 hours, and celebrity dinners that have included former Rupertites like Gloria Macarenko, Iona Campagnolo and Chris Hebb as guest speakers, as well as big names like Rick Hansen and John Furlong. This year the foundation is sponsoring a performance by ABBA-tribute group ARRIVAL for its main fundraiser, scheduled for Seafest Saturday. One of the group’s members, Tracy Mason, is a former Prince Rupert resident. The foundation started providing grants in 2003 and by 2014 it has handed out more than 70 grants totalling $97,000. Some of the local entities Prince Rupert’s foundation has supported over

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the years include the Hospice Society, Seniors Centre Association, Kaien Anti Poverty Society, the Prince Rupert Library, Dragon Boat Society, Prince Rupert Community Arts Council, Port Edward Historical Society, Prince Rupert Archives, Harbour Theatre Society, North Coast Transition Society, and much more. Last year the Prince Rupert Regional Community Foundation was able to donate $11,000 to the Golf Club, Special Events Society, Curling Club and Northwest chapter of the Canadian Institute for the Blind. In 2015, the foundation will be able to supply $12,000 to local groups, and by March’s end, the Prince Rupert Regional Community Foundation will have given

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Prince Rupert’s business community came out to celebrate the best of the best at the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Gala on Saturday night. Clockwise from top right: Andy Enns, Mark Schepp and Kirk Slocombe of Maher Terminals accept the Business of the Year Award; Mark Schepp of Maher Terminals presents the Small Business of the Year: Industry, Manufacturing and Transportation to Rue Rudderham of Rupert Wood’N Steel; Kim Brownlee accepts the Small Business of the Year: Hospitality, Tourism and Service Award on behalf of Cowpuccino’s owner Judd Rowse; Jasper Nolos and Amber Sheasgreen of sponsor Community Futures, far left and far right, present the Green Business Award to Samantha Weir, Frances Riley and Richard Haley of The Argosy, with Taylor Savorelli not pictured; award sponsor Chris Armstrong of CityWest, left, presents the Community Involvement Award to Rod Gruber of Good Times Games and Electronics; Ed Evans of award sponsor Northern View presents the Newsmaker of the Year Award to Derek Baker of Pacific NorthWest LNG; Ranjiv Sharma of Eddie’s Newsstand and Novelties holds the Small Business of the Year: Retail Award as Phat Tran from sponsor TD Canada Trust looks on. See Page 11 for more award winners.

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Clockwise from top right: Ally Bradbury and Donna Farwell of Northern Savings Credit Union accept the Chamber Member of the Year Award as Michelle Bryant from sponsor Ridley Terminals looks on; Sureshaj and Kienaseeli Rajanopal of Trishan Food Market are all smiles as they accept the Rookie Business of the Year Award; Rob Gruber of Good Times Games and Electronics accepts the Child-Friendly Business Award; Shawn Petriw, Amber Sheasgreen, Marko Kessler, Marjorie Rempel and Michael Sluka of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue - Station 64 Prince Rupert accept the Volunteer Organization of the Year Award; Kevin Pottle of Lighten Up Electric looks to crowd while accepting the Aboriginal Business of the Year Award from Mary Bartlett of CFNR. Not pictured is a representative from Fresh Onion Cafe and Catering, which won the Excellence in Customer Service Award.

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Students celebrated Pink Shirt Day at the B.C. Legislature Wednesday with poetry, drama and advice for students to avoid bullying and exploitation from predators using social media. The featured guest was Travis Price, who started Pink Shirt Day as a high school student in Nova Scotia in 2007. “It is hard to stand up for people, but it’s all about taking that risk and hoping you can make somebody’s life better,” Price told a group of students and politicians at a noon-hour rally on the legislature steps. Members of a B.C. student advisory committee released guidelines for safe online interaction to protect their privacy and prevent misuse or exploitation. The guidelines are posted at www. erasebullying.ca along with general advice for students. The website also has a way for B.C. students to make an anonymous report that they are being bullied.

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Holding Sharky, Anna Terebka of the Prince Rupert SPCA, centre, accepts a cheque for $250 from Sharon Rothwell and Trina Calder of Rona Tyee Building Supplies. The money, which was presented on Pink Shirt Day, was raised through the sale of cupcakes in the store and donations gathered on National Cupcake Day on Feb. 23.

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Is LNG flammable or explosive? LNG is not explosive. It is not stored under pressure and it would have to be warmed back into natural gas to become flammable. Remember, LNG (liquefied natural gas) is just natural gas that’s been super chilled until it turns liquid. It’s the cold that keeps LNG liquid, not pressure, which makes LNG very different from propane, gasoline, or oil.

Will passing LNG ships impact my community’s safety? No. LNG ships are large, modern vessels that operate safely in any weather, with multiple layers protecting the LNG from escaping, even in an accident. Captains of LNG vessels operate under procedures considering everything from marine mammals to the wake size at the beach. In more than 50 years of shipping, LNG carriers have made more than 135,000 voyages without major accidents, safety, or security problems either in port or at sea.

Will my community and family members be safe with a work camp nearby? Although our priority will be to fill many of the jobs locally, we will require a large number of workers from outside Prince Rupert. To accommodate these workers, we propose locating a camp close to the worksite, away from the community. Modern design and strictly enforced rules foster appealing, healthy camp environments. With long work days and onsite dining and recreation, there is little reason for employees to leave the premises.

Working closely with First Nations and local communities, BG Canada is considering an LNG project on Ridley Island. For more information, visit www.princerupertlng.ca, or come by our local office at 610 2nd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC. You can also call us at 250-624-4914.

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Gifted young performers will be taking the stage this Saturday for the fourth annual Prince Rupert’s Got Talent fundraising show. Twenty-two individuals, duos and groups were auditioned for the showcase last month, with 18 being selected. “We have another line up of 18 amazing young people from our community that I consider to be very brave to go up on stage, some for the first time ever,” said Crystal Lorette, general manager of the Lester Centre of the Arts. The performers are aged between 10 and 20 and individually or in duos or groups will be singing, playing instruments, dancing and doing acrobatics. “There’s a little bit of everything,” Lorette said. Three judges, two from Prince Rupert and one from Terrace, will make up the panel, determining who will win the first place prize of $1,000, second place prize of $500 and third place prize of $250. Alley McCulloch, last year’s Prince Rupert’s Got Talent winner, will be performing while the judges deliberate, with Sean Carlson MCing the event. The 2015 Prince Rupert’s Got Talent show will take place on Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. Past Prince Rupert’s Got Talent events have sold out, so Lorette encourages people to get their tickets right away. Tickets can be purchased at the Lester Centre of the Arts box office and Cook’s Jewellers.

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The 24th Annual Children’s Festival is being put on by Prince Rupert Special Events this Saturday. Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on March 7, kids and their families can partake in more than 20 fun activities at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre. “There’s a lot of activities to squeeze into five hours,” said Bev Killbery of the Prince Rupert Special Events Society. The Vancouver Aquarium will be presenting its “Whale Wonders” learning centre at the event, which will include a giant Orca puzzle, a whale-themed photo booth and match-the-fin game. Lazer Fish laser tag will be returning, a favourite at previous Children’s Fest events. This year more people will have an opportunity to play, as Lazer Fish has increased its participant capacity in rounds of laser tag. There will be a variety of fun

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Cruise BC releases economic impact information

www.thenorthernview.com Metis BC Nation Employment and training program coordinator Darcie Petuh, second from left, joins the staff at the Kaien Safety Group, from left, Jessica Laberge, Trevor Murdock, James Brown, Margaret Wesley and Kevin Newton, for the business’ grand opening on Feb. 25. The event included a visit to the training centre, appetizers and door prizes.

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Cruise BC has released economic impact data from the 2014 cruise season which shows that the cruise industry in Prince Rupert remains big business despite the reduced schedule. According to information posted at allaboard. cruisebc.ca, 50 per cent of the 3,394 passengers who called on Prince Rupert participated in one of the 11 shore excursions offered in the community. Between them, the 1,700 passengers accounted for more than $185,000 in sales for the eight tour companies offering excursions, equating to approximately $23,000 per company and more than $100 spent per passenger. The information was part of the launch of Cruise BC’s summer-long @AllAboardBC Twitter campaign to promote awareness of the importance of the industry and recognize businesses that benefit either directly or indirectly from cruise. “B.C. businesses are an integral part of cruise visitors’ pre and post-cruise experience. We wanted to have some fun acknowledging the B.C. brands that are partners and benefactors in cruise tourism,” said Cruise BC president Jeff Stromdahl of the Prince Rupert Port Authority. For the 2014 season a total economic benefit of $1.79 billion to the province was attributed to the cruise travel business. For more information about the impact of cruise, visit allaboardcruisebc.ca.

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McChesney guides Rainmakers to zones title Northwest champs face Mark Isfeld at provincials BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Everyone knows about Justin McChesney. It’s a little hard for the six-foot-ten Prince Rupert basketball star to keep under the radar in a town this crazed about its court heroes. The B.C. provincial Under-17 player had been sidelined for the majority of the season with an ankle injury and played sparingly in the games he was needed in. The Charles Hays senior boys basketball team’s followers couldn’t really get a good glimpse of what the big man could do in his Grade 11 year. That is, not until the ‘AAA’ Northwest zones championship last weekend where the forward was absolutely dynamite against the Smithers Secondary Gryphons in an 84-71 victory that gave Charles Hays its fourth-straight senior boys Northwest zone championship. “I thought he played unreal today,” said Rainmakers head coach Mel Bishop. With his injury firmly a thing of the past, McChesney stole the show on Saturday afternoon, facing off against the Gryphons and taking the tournament MVP honour. Scoring 28 points to pace his team and playing on the seniors squad for the second year in a row, McChesney was finally able to let loose and show the zone why he’s considered one of the most dangerous and versatile players in the entire province. Positioned deep in the paint on the defensive side of the ball, no Gryphon wanted to even go near the towering figure while they were on the attack. This forced the visiting team to try and sink some mid-range jump shots and perimeter looks, but luckily for the Rainmakers star McChesney, his supporting cast this year is just as good. Rosendo Masocol, or ‘Rosie’ as he’s affectionately known by his teammates and coaches, was a dominating presence as the ‘Makers’ starting point guard and ran the ball with virtually no turnovers on his watch. He had options – a luxury he wasn’t afforded at the outset of the season when ankle injuries seemed contagious on the squad. “I just want to use the team, right? I’ve got to get momentum going,” said Masocol, who was named Best Defensive Player of the tourney. “You’ve just got to get the play going – who’s open, who’s not? You’ve got to talk to everyone. I just wanted to win the game so it worked out pretty well.” Masocol and McChesney even looked good visually, dominating the game for the home side. The duo hooked up for the game’s only alley-oop in the fourth quarter when Masocol launched a pass to the basket and McChesney slammed it home for the 72-49 lead. The game’s lone slam dunk came in the third frame when McChesney found the ball under the basket and

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The 2014-15 Charles Hays senior boys basketball team are ‘AAA’ Northwest zone champions after an 84-71 win over the Smithers Secondary Gryphons on Saturday afternoon. The ’Makers face Mark Isfeld next Wednesday at provincials.

“No one was forcing anything. We were all just playing as a team.” - Justin McChesney

drove it home to the delight of the packed and loud Charles Hays gymnasium. “They collapsed on Justin which is a big thing, so they collapsed on [him] and then we had our shooters [take over] and that’s why we had the momentum,” said Masocol. With so much coverage on the big guy, Kaine Wesley and Perry Terrell tore it up from mid-range and beyond the arc. Wesley notched 16 points and Terrell 14. And as dangerous as McChesney was in the paint, he showed off his versatility by sinking three three-pointers throughout the game, all from almost the exact same spot. It wasn’t easy going for the Rainmakers early on in the first quarter. The Gryphons exposed Charles Hays’ defence, sinking basket after basket even when it seemed like the ‘Makers might pull away for good. When all was said and done at the first buzzer, the Rainmakers had a 23-20 lead over Smithers – almost half the total they gave up during their entire game the night before when Charles Hays played to a 67-43 win over the same crew. Matt Fowler scored 11 points in the first quarter alone on Saturday, part of a 28-point day for the Gryphons’ leading offensive player. But the ‘Makers settled down on defence and cleaned

up their act in the second quarter, which proved to be the difference-maker in the game as the Gryphons never caught up. “It was a good team effort. I thought defensively it was a little bit of a letdown today – I don’t think we were as strong defensively as we were in our first two games (an 84-35 decision versus Caledonia and the 67-43 victory against Smithers),” said Bishop. “[Justin] got the three-ball in which was good. When he posts up he puts a lot of pressure on the other team. There were some mismatches inside and Kaine Wesley played very well today.” Masocol left the game with seven minutes remaining and the ‘Makers struggled without him. Five straight turnovers in their own end gave Smithers life and nine straight points, pulling them to within 14 points at 72-58, but the Gryphons wouldn’t threaten beyond that deficit and never led after the first quarter. As for McChesney, his never-panic style of play helped tremendously in the win. “I just kind of let the game come to me. Whatever’s open, I like to go for,” said the MVP. “I think we just started on the defensive end. We let the offence come to us and no one was forcing anything and we were all just playing as a team.” The fourth-seeded Rainmakers will need that team effort if they hope to knock off the Lower Mainland’s powerhouses at the B.C. High School Boys 3A Basketball Championships from March 11 – 14 in Langley. They’ll face 13th-seed Courtenay B.C.’s Mark Isfeld Secondary in their first game at 1:45 p.m. next Wednesday. “They’ll be ready for us,” said Bishop of the teams awaiting them in Langley. “We’ll be in the hunt.”

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Pettersen rink wins Ladies Bonspiel Rupert squad wins 5-0 over Team McLean BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

It was the first time the four had curled together, but Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final involving the Pettersen rink in the 2015 Prince Rupert Ladies Bonspiel went flawlessly for the team that went undefeated and 4-0 through the weekend. A 5-0 win against the tough McLean rink solidified skip Aina Pettersenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first-ever bonspiel victory returning to the Prince Rupert Curling Club after some time away. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is my first year back with the club. I was with Terrace for 18 years and we just threw the team together. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never curled together before,â&#x20AC;? said Pettersen after winning the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; draw. Even getting to the final was a trial for Pettersen and her team, consisting of Kathy Yamamoto, Michelle Bartel and Jennifer Dias. They had to overcome a tough Terrace Griffith rink, defeating them in a close battle, 5-4 and had prior stolen a deuce in the eighth end after taking five in the sixth against Team Wahl in a 12-9 victory Friday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were able to just get a lot of junk up front and plug it and got a couple in there ... and the girls curled great,â&#x20AC;? said the multi-sport whiz

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Jennifer Dias, Michelle Bartel, Kathy Yamamoto and Aina Pettersen were the Prince Rupert Ladies Bonspiel 2015 champions on the weekend.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were able to just get a lot of junk up front and plug [the house].â&#x20AC;? - Aina Pettersen Pettersen, who has previously won at the Prince Rupert Ladies Jubilee golf tournament.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Right from the first end last night, everything worked and it was a lot of fun.â&#x20AC;? The second-place McLean rink, finishing 2-2, consisted of skip Jenny McLean, third Mona Izumi, second Natasha Lebedick and lead Marina Stevens. Katie Wahlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rink topped Team Wharton in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; final, Linda Miller defeated Shawna Holkestad in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and Sylvia Griffith beat Margaret Copeland in the all-Terrace â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; final.

Hagen qualifies for Age Group Nats BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

While Avery Movold (14) captured a silver and bronze medal for Points North and Prince Rupert in February, her Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club (PRASC) teammate Brandan Hagen (17) was able to qualify for the 2015 Age Group Nationals with a record-breaking swim. During the Speedo Western Canadian Open, Hagen made the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; finals in 100 breaststroke and won (placing 11th overall), came in 14th in 200 breaststroke and 17th in 50 breast. His 200 breast time of 2:31.25

vaulted him into qualification for the 2015 Age Group Nationals in Quebec City from July 29 to Aug. 3. His three qualifying times needed came from 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke races. In doing so, Hagen also broke a PRASC record that had been held since 1994 by John Stamhuis in the 200 breast. Hagen must now temporarily recover from almost crippling arthritis, osteochondritis and blood pressure ailments that force him to work extra hard in the pool. Movold will also be leaving the confines of the North Coast when

she departs for the 2015 Canadian Swimming Championships in PointeClaire, Quebec from Aug. 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9. She is the first PRASC qualifier since Kurt Grossman in 2005. Hagen also swam to a 27th-place finish in 400 freestyle and competed with Smithersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tanner and Bailey Esperson and Kitimatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brander Pacheco on five relay teams. The squad finished 13th in the 200 and 400 medley relays, 16th in the 800 freestyle, 22nd in the 400 free and 24th in the 200 free. Last weekend, PRASC competed in a regional Smithers meet, but results were unavailable as of press time.

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Junior girls on the hunt for B.C. title CHSS plays Lord Tweedsmuir on Wednesday BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

They’re the best junior girls basketball team in Northwest B.C. and this weekend, they’ll find out how they measure up against the entire province. Head coach Anna Ashley’s Charles Hays Rainmakers junior girls squad face some stiff competition in the next few days as they attempt to try and bring home the provincial banner in their return to the 2015 TELUS Junior Girls Provincial Basketball Championships in Langley from March 4 – 7. One year stronger and one year wiser from last year’s 17th-place showing, Ashley’s squad is looking to move up the rankings, though the numbers, stats and final results aren’t everything. “I am hoping that we will persevere and work hard no matter what situation we are faced with. Junior girls’ provincials does not differentiate between sizes of schools so we’ll be going up against some extremely tough competition. I expect them to play hard on defence and never give up ... I know the girls will make us all proud,” said the coach. Some returning teams from 2014’s tournament include last year’s fourth, fifth and sixth-placed teams Yale, Seycove and Lord Tweedsmuir respectively. The seventh, eighth and ninth-finishing teams are coming back with Kelowna, Panorama Ridge and Oak Bay, respectively taking part. The Rupert team consists of strong starters and bench-players including Grade 10 standouts Suttira Johansen, Brooke Andreesen (both of whom played with the Charles Hays senior girls’ team at their zones tournament last weekend), Ruby Mason, Marissa Innes, Leanne Greeff, Brittany Waite and Celina Pereira. Waite will be unable to attend as she continues to recover from an injury. “We will be focusing on keeping strong defensively and keeping our composure in game situations. We will need to be able to adapt to various presses,” said the coach. Ashley was glad to have zones MVP Mason’s performance be as dominant as it was in the Northwest regional tourney and hopes her hot hand continues into this week – though, Mason won’t be the only one the Rainmakers will want firing on all cylinders. “Ruby’s a good ball handler and has the ability to see the floor well. She’s also a team player and uses the talents of her teammates to make the entire team better ... I will also be looking to all of my players both offensively and defensively. Suttira, Tara, Marissa, Carly Cochrane and Brooke are all also strong,” she said. “Our success flows from our ability to use each others’ strengths and work as a team.” The first game for the ‘Makers is against the top seed, Lord Tweedsmuir, on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the single-elimination format. “They work hard, are determined and work together. I’m really proud of them all,” said Ashley.

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IF YOU WERE AN OWNER OF A VESSEL THAT WAS ISSUED A CATEGORY L COMMERCIAL HALIBUT FISHING LICENSE BETWEEN 2001 AND 2006 YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS COULD BE AFFECTED BY A CLASS ACTION Background A class action has been certified that alleges that a Department of Fisheries and Oceans scheme to divert individual vessel quota (IVQ) representing 10% of the Total Allowable Catch to the Pacific Halibut Management Association (“PHMA”) for resale back to individual commercial halibut license holders was unlawful and seeks restitution on behalf of members of the Class and Subclass for additional amounts paid by them for the diverted IVQ. The Class Action A class action lawsuit, Burnell v. Canada (Attorney General) (British Columbia Supreme Court Action No. S077807) (the “Class Action”) was brought against the Attorney General of Canada (the “Defendant”) alleging that the conduct of the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans with respect to the fisheries management program it implemented through PHMA was unlawful and enriched the federal government unlawfully at the expense of the Class and Subclass members. The Class Action was certified by the Court on February 18, 2014 (amended on June 13, 2014) on behalf of a Class, represented by Barry Jim Burnell, consisting of: All owners of fishing vessels with a Category L Commercial Halibut License to fish for halibut issued by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (“Licensed Vessels”) at any time between 2001 and 2006 inclusive who purchased quota from PHMA, except for the following: (i) the holder of license L-437; (ii) First Nations fishers holding Category FL Commercial Halibut Fishing licenses; and, (iii) members of the subclass. Individuals who meet this definition qualify as Class Members and are represented by the law firms of Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman and Ellis Business Lawyers (“Class Counsel”). In addition, on June 13, 2014, the action was certified on behalf of a Subclass, represented by Lorne Nels David Iverson, consisting of: All owners of fishing vessels with a Category L Commercial Halibut License to fish for halibut issued by the Minster of Fisheries and Oceans (“Licensed Vessels”) between 2001 and 2006 inclusive (the “Material Time”) for which quota was purchased from PHMA and:

Judgment on the common issues for the Class and Subclass whether favourable or not will bind all Class Members and Subclass Members who do not opt out of the proceeding. You will be bound by the result of the Class Action whether the lawsuit is successful or unsuccessful and will not be able to start or pursue your own legal claim against the Defendant. The common issues can be found at www.cfmlawyers.ca/active-litigation/commercial-halibut-fishing/ or by request from Class Counsel or Subclass Counsel. If the Class Action is successful in obtaining recovery from the Defendant on behalf of the Class Members and Subclass Members, then they will be entitled to share in the recovery. If you opt out of the Class Action, you do not have this right. Class Members or Subclass Members who opt out of the Class Action may start their own lawsuits, but will not be able to claim any recovery in this Class Action whether through judgment or settlement. Residents of British Columbia If you are a resident of British Columbia and qualify as a Class Member or Subclass Member and you wish to participate in the Class Action, you do not have to do anything. You will automatically be included in the Class. If you do not wish to participate in the class action you must opt-out by completing and mailing the opt-out form to Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman, 4th Floor, 856 Homer Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2W5 postmarked by no later than May 4, 2015. The opt-out form can be found at: www.cfmlawyers.ca/active-litigation/commercial-halibut-fishing/ or can be requested by contacting Lise Carmichael at 604-689-7555. If you do not opt-out by the deadline you will automatically be included in the Class Action. Non-residents of British Columbia If you are a non-resident of British Columbia, qualify as a Class Member or Subclass Member, and you wish to participate in the Class Action, then you must opt-in by completing and mailing the optin form to: Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman, 4th Floor, 856 Homer St., Vancouver, B.C., V6B 2W5 postmarked by no later than May 4, 2015. The opt-in form can be found at: www.cfmlawyers.ca/active-litigation/commercial-halibut-fishing/ or can be requested by contacting Lise Carmichael at 604-689-7555.

ii. were corporations in which a PHMA director owned more than 50% of the shares; or

Class Counsel and Subclass Counsel The law firms of Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman (604-6897555) and Ellis Business Lawyers (604-688-7374) represent the Class Members. Underhill, Boies Parker (604-696-9828) represents the Subclass Members. Firm websites are found online at www.cfmlawyers.ca; www.ellislawyers.com and www.ubplaw.ca.

(b) who claim that they were in a partnership with a PHMA director in relation to a Licensed Vessel and the purchase of quota from PHMA at any time during the Material Time.

If you are uncertain whether you belong to the Class or the Subclass, you may contact either of the firms above and they will assist you accordingly.

Individuals who meet this definition qualify as Subclass Members and are represented by the law firm of Underhill, Boies Parker (“Subclass Counsel”).

Class Counsel and Subclass Counsel will together be seeking fees up to a maximum of one third of the value of any settlement or judgment plus disbursements and applicable taxes as a first charge on any recovery, to be approved by the British Columbia Supreme Court. The fee agreement is subject to court approval and the approved fee may be less than the maximum.

(a) who at any time during the Material Time: i. were directors of PHMA; or,

The claims of the representative plaintiffs (Barry Burnell and Lorne Iverson) will be used to determine the legal responsibility of the Defendant to compensate the Class and Subclass members for the alleged losses suffered.

This notice has been approved by the British Columbia Supreme Court.

QUESTIONS? CLASS MEMBERS VISIT www.cfmlawyers.ca, email lcarmichael@cfmlawyers.ca or call toll-free 1-800-689-2322 SUBCLASS MEMBERS VISIT www.ubplaw.ca, email ubp-assistant@ubplaw.ca or call 604-696-9828


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Bantam reps squish Terrace ‘B’ squad BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

A hat trick by Teryn Archer lifted the Prince Rupert Sea Wolves bantam rep squad to a 5-3 victory over Terrace’s ‘B’ bantam team on Sunday morning. With his team playing well and shutting down any offence from Terrace, whose speed wasn’t quite comparable with the Sea Wolves’, Archer gave his crew a two-goal cushion in the first period after he banked in a shot off sprawled-out Terrace netminder Dalan Marleau with four minutes to go in the first frame on the power-play. Prior to that, Liam Quane scooped up a rebound just eight minutes into the game when Marleau stopped Manreet Deol’s original shot from the slot. Rupert goalie Eric Tubb, one of the tallest players on the ice, turned aside a great deal of the Terrace reps’ shots until a loose rebound lying in his crease was gobbled up by Kayden Lang to cut Rupert’s lead to 2-1 early in the second stanza. Terrace threatened to tie it up but a nice poke-check by Tubb on a crosscrease pass neutralized the visiting team’s attempted one-timer from point-blank range. Just minutes later, the Sea Wolves restored their two-goal advantage when Archer caught Marleau off-guard with a quick shot assisted by Marcus Shepert.

Then things turned sour when Terrace’s Austin Owens crunched Sea Wolves’ captain Deol into the boards. Deol had some choice words for Owens before the ref could separate the two. The captain let his play on the ice do the talking when, on the next powerplay, he skated the puck around the zone by himself with no Terrace opposition member able to pry it loose from his grasp, but couldn’t convert as the second period came to a close with Rupert up 3-1. A furious, two-goal outburst by the home team just 30 seconds into the third pulled the Sea Wolves ahead for good. A slapshot from the top of the point by Keenan Marogna caught Marleau off-guard for the 4-1 lead. Then, just a minute later, Archer completed his hat trick when he tipped a shot by Taylor Northcott home into the twine for the Sea Wolves’ commanding 5-1 lead. But with 13 minutes to go and the bantams taking their foot off the gas, Terrace’s Cole Costain slipped a loose puck by Tubb’s short-side coverage on an almost impossible angle. A goal from Owens on the breakaway with a Peter Forsberg-like signature shootout move cut Rupert’s lead to two on the power-play and ended the game 5-3. Rupert’s bantams also received strong games from Brett Fudger, Hunter Wiley and Vish Sekhon.

Grade 8 boys ready to handle B.C.’s best BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Even though Cary Dalton hasn’t personally seen the competition that he’ll be facing as coach of the Prince Rupert Middle School (PRMS) Storm in the 2015 Grade 8 Provincial Basketball Championship on March 5 - 7, he knows his own team quite well. And they’re capable of handling almost anything thrown their way. “I don’t know what we’re going to run into [at the Pitt Meadows-hosted tourney],” said Dalton. “For us, we can’t afford to go to Vancouver before the trip, so we haven’t seen anybody. I’ve made contact with some people I know to try and find out what’s down there at the Grade 8 level.” So, the message is a simple one. “I told the boys to play hard, do the best we can do ... [our opposition] doesn’t know about us either,” said Dalton. The Rupert team is one of the coach’s best he’s seen in 10 years. Whether that translates to a B.C. championship is yet to be seen, but he likes the winning components of the crew he’s got. “Their skill level is quite high for Grade 8s, they have good size for Grade 8s, overall good athleticism ... so all in all I’ve got a solid basketball team. I’m seven [players] deep and those first seven

are all strong,” said Dalton. PRMS will be up against such division champs as the host team Pitt Meadows, St. George’s, Burnaby South, Byrne Creek, Gordon Head, Nanaimo and District, Shuswap Middle, KVR Middle School, Westsyde, Lord Tweedsmuir, Dr. Knox, North Delta, Eugene Reimer and C & G Howe. “These kids play in big leagues and they play lots of games. They’re battlehardened and battle-tested. My team up here in the north, we’ve played everything from women’s teams to senior girls to other teams in the zone. We have to play a whole hodgepodge of teams ... the problem is finding a level of play that pushes them,” said Dalton. Among the Rupert players looking to make an impact at provincials are Liam McChesney, Seji Sahdra and Daniel Cachero. Cachero was a zones all-star versus Hazelton and McChesney took zones MVP. Dalton likes the progress the boys have made from the start of the season until provincials and is helping them realize a different game on the court – a more team-oriented one. “Their skills have gotten better ... and when they play community ball, each one of them is so individually strong that they dominate,” said the coach. “But now going into Grade 8 ball, all

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Teryn Archer, left, and Marcus Shepert celebrate Archer’s first goal of the game. The Sea Wolves defeated Terrace 5-3 on Sunday morning.

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Rebekah Larsen, Izabella Eleuterio, Hendrick Lehnert, Andy Chugh, Ryder Gerritsen, Lucas Mayer, (Sensei) Wade Wilkens, Griffin Toye-Oesch, Kiran Dias, Carter Brown, Ansh Chugh, Aidan Dias, Sienna Hughes, Gabriel Mayer and Tristan Field-Bolton all passed the 2015 winter session at the Prince Rupert Karate Club. A few students received new belts: Gabriel (orange), Chugh (orange) and Eleuterio (green).

“These kids ... are battle-hardened and battle-tested.” - Cary Dalton the teams are getting coached. The skills are getting there, they’re running systems and now these guys can’t do it all on their own skill and strength – they have to rely on teammates to help them get open, to help them get into the right position,” he

added. The Storm will play round one on Thursday, rounds two and three on Friday and round four on Saturday should they make it that far, with the championship game being played at 4:15 p.m.


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Port Edward firefighters seeking new equipment BY MARTINA PERRY PORT EDWARD / The Northern View

The Port Edward Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department is calling out for donations to purchase new equipment. Port Edward firefighters hope to raise $10,000 to update rescue equipment, turning to North Coast residents, businesses and groups for donations. Each year the Port Edward Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department responds to approximately 35 calls, many of which are motor vehicle collisions on Highway 16. “We have a dedicated team of volunteers that commit countless hours to keep the roads in our community safe. Unfortunately, dated technology can sometimes slow our ability to get injured persons out of a confined vehicle or potentially put our members at risk on scene,” reads a letter signed by Shawn Pettitt, Port Edward’s fire chief.

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The Port Edward Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department is turning to the community to help provide new equipment.

Donations will help to purchase a thermal imaging camera, new air bottles, updated communications and other rescue equipment. The equipment would improve Port Edward firefighters ability to assess scenes, and reduce the time it takes to get to an entrapped person and locate an ejected person.

“This will also help us while in firefighting situations to locate persons in a burning building, reduce fatigue and increase safety for our members,” said Pettitt. Anyone interested in donating to the Port Edward Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department is encouraged to call 250-600-7262.

Notes from the Prince Rupert Seniors Centre BY DONNA PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Whist Monday:1st — Joanne and Ed, 2nd — John and Mary, /Tie Paul and the Dummy. Thursday:1st — Alex and Marion, 2nd — John and Veronica, 3rd — Laurel and Ron. Could have screwed that up but they all win at some point or another. Our annual general meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 10 at 10 a.m., everyone is welcome. The general meeting to follow. Our Tea and Bazaar raffle tickets are flying

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out the door. Thank you Mary and everyone! Our hampers are out and we are accepting donated grocery and towel items, thank you very much! We have been blessed with a wall-mounted 70-inch flat screen T.V. donated by Harbour Machining. Our seniors really enjoy chair yoga/exercises but are often without an instructor so will be doing them along with a DVD when no instructor is available. Thank you Harbour Machining. Our line dancers are excited to view their DVDs on it as well.

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Let’s introduce SHARKY! He is a one year old Dachshund/Chihuahua cross. He is still learning some manners, but is great with other dogs and cats. This boy, has a lot of energy and loves to run. Sharky, would do well with an active family and would benefit from a consistent routine. If you would like to meet this affectionate guy, you can visit him at he Prince Rupert BC SPCA!

Then - The Bank of Montreal opened in May 1911 at 516 of 3rd Av-

enue West. During construction the bank operated out of a small building on Fourth Street with Mr. J.M. Clancey as manager.

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Now - Today the Bank of Montreal (BMO) is located on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 3rd Street. It moved into this location in the Pride of the North Mall on January 11, 1975.


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The Skeena â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Queen Charlotte Regional District is proposing a solution to address concerns about the state of the 24/7 recycling dropoff, with bins overflowing on weekends. The Regional Recycling Committee has recommended to the board that they consider adding an additional four hour shift at the depot on Sundays â&#x20AC;&#x153;to allow for the emptying and upkeep of the recycling transfer stationâ&#x20AC;?. The board supported taking it to the budget process, though no final decision has been made.

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Portage Road is looking a little different this week after the covered area was ripped off of the old sales office at MacCarthy GM, which is currently undergoing major renovations to the new dealership building just across the street.

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