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Tahltan to vote on mine benefits agreement By Josh Massey


TERRACE - members of the Tahltan Nation are to vote next month on a comprehensive agreement providing employment and other economic benefits arising from the Red Chris copper and gold mine located on their traditional territory. The balloting, from April 1618 to be conducted in person, by phone or online, follows a series of community meetings held close to the mine’s location in Dease Lake and Iskut north on Hwy37 North and in Terrace and elsewhere. Details of the proposed agreement, resulting from a prolonged period of negotiations, are being kept confidential, said Steve Robertson, a vice-presi-


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dent with mine owner Imperial Metals. “It includes consideration for jobs, training, education, contracting opportunities and revenue sharing,” he said. Approval by the Tahltan would continue a series of similar agreements with companies who have operations within Tahltan traditional territory. That list includes Calgary energy company AltaGas which spent $1 billion on three runof-river hydroelectric projects along the Iskut River. The benefits agreement aside, the Tahltan still need to approve of the copper and gold mine’s tailings facility before the provincial government will issue Imperial a final permit paving the way for full production. Earlier this year, the province

gave Imperial a temporary permit allowing it to begin processing ore as a test of the mine’s facilities. Imperial then began trucking out concentrate bearing copper and gold to the port at Stewart for eventual transport. “We continue to work very closely with the Tahltan regarding this permit and plan to have community meetings in the Tahltan community sometime in April,” said Robertson of the final permit needed. “This will allow us to address details of our application with the Tahltan people and their consultants in advance of the issuance of the final Environment Management Act permit,” he said. Some members of the Tahltan community have for years expressed worries about the en-

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case it was near record breaking snowfall). That’s why BC Hydro employees continuously train on how to respond quickly and effectively during an emergency, so we are well prepared for the challenges that winter storms bring,” he wrote in an e-mail statement. “The weather forecast information we had prior to the storm arriving indicated the impacted zone would be larger than what actually occurred. This resulted in our resources be spread further afield.” Crews and equipment for Kitimat were brought in from Terrace and Prince Rupert and further from the Hazeltons, Smithers, Prince George and Williams Lake, he added. As for lessons learned, Mosure says there are two main


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Port Edward council not very happy with prospect of more noise from trains By Shaun Thomas


PORT EDWARD - As Prince Rupert Port Authority public affairs director Ken Veldman spoke to Port Edward council, he was momentarily drowned out by the blaring whistle of a CN train making its way through the community. The timing of this noisy interruption brought about light laughter from those around the table who have had whistles blasting at all hours of the day and night for years. But when Veldman finished his presentation and opened the floor to questions, Mayor Dave MacDonald and fellow councillors let him know

the steady interruptions were no laughing matter. “You are going to increase the port size and we are going to have more trains going through. I know that you are willing to get involved, but we still feel that we need more help from all the industries that use this track that goes through town. All we are asking for is help to ensure that our citizens can have a good night’s sleep ... the people come first and the people are upset with this. Our patience is only going to go so far,” said Mayor MacDonald, adding that controlled crossings may not be the answer. “It was brought to my attention that the

‘ding, ding, ding’ may be just as bad as the whistle if they start ringing the bell. The whistle is bad, but if they start ringing the bell, are we going to be ahead at all?” Coun. Dan Franzen also expressed his concern with the train noise, noting some residents have left the community because of the whistling. “You just heard one go by and that is happening at all hours of the night. I live up top there and I don’t get it as bad as the people below,” he said. “We definitely need to get that looked at.” Noting that there are currently between 10 and 12 trains per day going through Port

Edward, Veldman told council the port authority would be ready to help, but wanted to make sure it was done right. “We have been more than willing to step up to the table to see what those solutions might be. Those solutions are not going to be cheap at all and the solutions themselves aren’t perfect, but Port Edward is a community that we are willing to invest in. If that is the community priority we can invest in, we will be at that table discussing how that works, without a doubt ... this is not something that necessarily has to be done tomorrow because of capital investment, so let’s figure out the best way to go about it and

make sure you are set in your priorities,” Veldman told council. “It’s not like you are going to see a doubling of that [traffic] overnight, but over the next five to 10 years I don’t think there is any doubt you are going to see an increase in rail traffic.” Skeena – Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen said he encourages those affected by the ongoing rail noise to contact his office. “If folks in Port Edward and Prince Rupert want to reach out and engage I will certainly welcome that and we have had success with this file in other communities ... [CN] has done noise mitigation on other parts of the line.”

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Fewer ships and passengers coming in 2015 cruise season By Shaun Thomas THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR

PRINCE RUPERT - The Prince Rupert Port Authority has released the cruise schedule for the 2015 season, with three fewer vessels and 256 fewer passengers coming to the North Coast than in 2014. In total, seven vessels will bring 3,366 passengers to Prince Rupert between May 31 and September 22, down from 10 vessels and 3,622 passengers last year.

The biggest vessel of the year will be the MS Regatta, which will bring 684 passengers to town on June 13 and July 12 for 10 hours and nine hours, respectively. But before the Regatta arrives, the Seven Seas Navigator will carry 490 passengers to Prince Rupert for eight hours on May 31. The vessel will call on Prince Rupert again on Aug. 10 and Aug. 24, with all calls from the Navigator lasting eight hours. The final two ships to arrive

will be operated by luxury cruise line Ponant, with each vessel carrying 264 passengers. The L’Austral will arrive on Sept. 6 for a five hour visit with Le Boreal will arrive at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 22 for a fourteen-and-a-half hour visit to wind down the 2015 season. Port authority director of public affairs Ken Veldman was asked about the future of cruise in Prince Rupert during a presentation to Port Edward council on March 10, and said cruise lines making

their way north have undergone some planning changes in recent years. “The reality is that since 2008, the Alaska market has been very flat. On top of being flat, the market has gone to larger ships to be more economical so that they have less stops. Within their itinerary, as opposed to stopping at five places, a lot of them have cut their stops back and secondary ports have lost business and we fall into that category,” he

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New minimum raise bumps up 20 cents, matches inflation By Tom Fletcher


VICTORIA - B.C.’s minimum wage is going up by 20 cents in September, and will see annual increases to match the B.C. consumer price index each September after that. It’s the first increase since 2012, when the current wage of $10.25 was set. Jobs Minister Shirley Bond said this year’s increase reflects what would have taken place if indexing to inflation had been in place at that time. The lower minimum wage for restaurant and pub servers is being retained, going from $9 to $9.20 in September. The discount from the general minimum wage will remain at $1.25 per hour to account for tips earned by servers, Bond said. Piece rates for seasonal piece workers are to receive proportional increases, as are day rates paid to live-in camp counsellors and residential caretakers at apartment buildings. B.C. is the last province in Canada to move to /bc_north  A5

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an automatic formula for setting the minimum wage. The annual increase will be announced each March based on the previous year’s consumer price index, and will take effect each September to give small businesses time to prepare. In the case of negative inflation, which the province experienced briefly in recent years, the minimum wage would not be decreased. Bond said she expects continued debate on the wage rate, led by the B.C. Federation of Labour, which is calling for an immediate increase to $15 an hour. Naomi Yamamoto, B.C.’s minister of state for small business, said consultation with business was clear that employers want predictable increases, not large jumps. The September increase amounts to about two per cent, keeping B.C.’s minimum wage higher than Alberta and Saskatchewan’s $10.20 an hour. Using a similar formula, Ontario’s minimum wage rose to $11 an hour last year.

Tuition, daycare aims to end welfare trap By Tom Fletcher THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR

VICTORIA - Single parents on social assistance will no longer lose their benefits when they go back to school, and will receive additional money for tuition, transportation and child care to complete their studies under a program announced Wednesday by the B.C. government. Starting in September, the full costs of child care will continue to be paid for a year after the completion of skills training, and government-paid dental and other health benefits will also continue for a year to give people a chance to get back in the workforce. Social Development Minister Michelle Stilwell said the program will cover training programs up to a year in length, calling it “one of the most significant social program shifts this government has ever introduced.” Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux said her ministry will cover daycare for any of the 16,000 single parents on income or disability assistance who want to be trained to join the workforce. KITIMAT COMMUNITY HUMANE SOCIETY “We know that child care costs can be in excess SHELTER of $1,200 [a month], depending where they are in the

province,” Cadieux said. “Sometimes it’s less. We’re just going to make sure that they’re covered.” Surrey single mother Emi Yumura described her struggle to get back to work after leaving a “dysfunctional” relationship and ending up in a transition house with her two-year-old son. This kind of bridge support is what parents in her situation to get off welfare and get established in a job, Yumura said. Jobs Minister Shirley Bond said her ministry has assembled a list of training programs that fit into the one-year window and have good employment prospects. Bond said the provincial program may be able to match up with the federal Canada Job Grant where participating employers pay for part of the training, to extend assistance beyond one year. “While certainly we’re looking at first-year costs and then continuing some of that support, part of my job is to make sure that we have employers that are prepared to step up, to be engaged with these individuals as well,” Bond said.



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Terrace Relay leader named By Margaret Speirs THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR

TERRACE - Relay for Life here has a new leadership chair, who’s new to Terrace and to the relay. Jessica Gaus moved here from Vancouver to take the volunteer position along with her work here. She’s says she’s getting some great help from coordinator community giving Kory Tanner. “Because I’m both new to Terrace and to relay, she’s helping mentor me for relay,” said Gaus, adding Tanner has a lot of experience. Gaus has in past been part of Run for the Cure but not the relay. She went to a workshop for the relay put on by the Canadian Cancer Society and met Michelle Taylor, who talked to her about relay when the pair met later to go for coffee and discuss it. Gaus likes a challenge so when Taylor asked her about volunteering for relay, she decided to take it on and moved up here. “Volunteering is a big part of my life and I’m very passionate about giving back,” she said. “I like a challenge and it has been chal-

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PRINCE RUPERT - Teachers have concerns with the addition of a specialty academy at Prince Rupert Middle School (PRMS) this fall. In February, the Prince Rupert District Teachers’ Union (PRDTU) sent a letter to the school district board of education highlighting concerns with the Prince Rupert Middle School District 52 Hockey Academy, a new program for Grades 6 to 8 students. Developed by the Pacific Rim Hockey Academy and PRMS, the B.C. Ministry of Education-credited course covers educational requirements while offering additional coaching and ice time for hockey players to improve their skills and foundations. Kathy Murphy, PRDTU president, said teachers are concerned with having a private paid service within the public system and the impact it could have on all students. “Parents are expected to pay more than $1,200 for their child to

“There are 65 kids in hockey that play in this particular age group. Of the 65, 41 have signed up,” said Jones, noting many of the remaining players attend Annunciation. However, another issue for the PRDTU was that middle school instructors weren’t part of the academy’s development and weren’t given any information on its structure until after an information meeting for parents was scheduled and newsletters were sent home. PRMS principal Ken Minette said students won’t lose any core instructional time, partaking in three on-ice and two off-ice sessions a week in place of their morning advisory class. “What we’re replacing here is the (health and career education) the (daily physical education) that is taught in advisory class ... It’s relevant and parallels the kind of content we’re teaching at the middle school,” he said, adding students will also participate in communitybased work. “I think ‘academy’ is a little misleading in some ways. It’s a

be enrolled in the academy. Public schools are supposed to level the playing field between economic groups but we fear the academy will create a greater rift between ‘have’ and ‘have not’ students,” reads the letter. “Given that many of our students deal with poverty issues, it seems elitist to institute an academy for a sport known to be one of the most expensive offered in our community.” The PRDTU questioned what steps the board will take to ensure the academy doesn’t turn PRMS into a two-tiered school and how it will ensure all students have the same options regardless of economic status. Superintendent Sandra Jones spoke in favour of the academy during the March 10 school board meeting, stating it has already generated a lot of interest. “To be part of the hockey academy, you would need to play hockey,” she said, adding the minor hockey association has a hardship fund that’s used.


Teachers question what the Board of Education will do to prevent further social divide. hockey course.” After debating the topic, trustees directed the superintendent to respond to questions raised by the teachers’ union. “I’m glad trustees discussed

this, but wish it had happened sooner,” said Murphy. The Prince Rupert Middle School District 52 Hockey Academy will run during the first semester of the 2015-16 school year.

Prince Rupert School District projecting $25,000 shortfall By Martina Perry THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR

PRINCE RUPERT - With less than a month to go before the 2015/16 school year budget is brought to the board of education for approval, the Prince Rupert School District (SD52) hosted a consultation meeting to gather input. At the final date in a series of advisory budget consultation meetings with the public and stakeholders, there were no new comments made by those in attendance. Cam McIntyre, secretary-treasurer of SD52, was able to provide a clear view of the financial situation the district is in, as the B.C. Ministry of Education had recently announced its official funding totals. SD52 will receive more than $25.8-million in funding overall. However, a budget shortfall of more than $25,000 is currently being projected. Due to declining funding protection, SD52 will receive $366,000 less from the provincial government in the 2015/16 school year. McIntyre also informed those in attendance that SD52 will be required to cut $149,000 in administrative costs in the next school year. “We don’t have clear instruction as to what that’s going to entail,” he said. But it wasn’t all bad news. McIntyre said SD52 received an additional $567,000 from labour settlements. “What we were happy to hear was that the ministry provided districts with the extra funding for the labour settlements without it impacting funding protection,” he said. Furthermore, the cost of utilities is expected to go down thanks to a number of energy upgrades that have taken place around the district. The Prince Rupert School District is eligible for $24,611,000 in provincial funding, but after reducing administrative costs by $149,000 it will get $24,462,00. When other funding sources are

taken into consideration, the preliminary revenue figure for the 2015/16 budget is $25,853,000. With projected wages and benefit costs sitting at $23,305,000, on top of $3,432,000 in supplies and services, SD52 is looking at a projected deficit of $884,000. But the shortfall grows when additional expenses, such as a $45,000 capital reserve for vehicle replacement and $11,000 for employee future benefits, are taken into

consideration. this year’s budget. However, McIntyre warned that McIntyre noted SD52 could Assuming all of the projected with funding protection declining have as much as $915,000 in un- surplus is used to balance the bud- each year, the district needs to start restricted surplus by June’s end, as get, there would be an estimated thinking strategically at what that there’s currently $387,000 of sur- shortfall of $25,000. will look like. plus available from the previous school year, with another $528,000 exBox 404, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 3R2 pected to be left over from ph: 250-624-8338 email


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Retirement caps off extensive careers in rescue services Bob became a Ground Search and Rescue Instructor in 1973, and a Provincial Search Manager in 1983. He served on the Provincial Search and Rescue Advisory Committee, from 1999 to 2003, representing all Northwest Region SAR groups, and in 2004, he was selected as the SAR volunteer of the year. His role in emergency management blended with SAR at first. He became the Provincial Emergency Program Deputy Area Coordinator for Kitimat from 1979 to 1983 and then the Area Coordinator from 1983 to 1990. That position was responsible for the area covered by the boundaries of the Kitimat RCMP, and coordinated Search and Rescue activities for both land and (until the formation of the Coast Guard Auxiliary) marine rescue on Douglas Channel and adjacent waterways. He was responsible for emergency management activities in his paid job at Alcan during this time as well. Bob’s most recent role has been in emergency management in Kitimat, that of coordinator of the


KITIMAT - It was a parade of admiration for a retiring member of the community. On January 31 Mayor Phil Germuth, members for the Kitimat Fire Department, Kitimat Search & Rescue, and Emergency Social Services, gathered at the Rod and Gun Hall at a retirement celebration for Bob and Joyce MacLeod, to thank them for their many years of volunteer service to the community of Kitimat, and the Northwest region. The evening was full of touching stories, which highlighted Bob’s dedication, expertise and leadership, and Joyce’s support, dedication, and caring nature. Bob’s first search and rescue involvement was back in 1961. He was with the RCMP Auxiliary for 25 years, from 1967 to 1994, and coordinated both police and search and rescue training. At that time, the auxiliaries were the core SAR group for the community.

Kitimat Emergency Program since 2000. Last but not least, Bob was a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee medal in 2012 for volunteer activities. For Joyce, she started out in her volunteer career as an administrative assistant to the local Search and Rescue team, and eventually became the Deputy Emergency Social Services Director. In 2002, two hikers went missing on Mount Elizabeth, and while Bob managed the search which included many SAR volunteers that came here from around the province, Joyce and her team made sure those searchers were kept from going hungry. Over the years Joyce has pitched in to help other communities when they were in need, such as in Terrace during the floods of 2002 and both Kamloops and Kelowna during the 2003 firestorm. Closer to home, Joyce trained with provincial Northwest TEAMS group through 2006 and worked in the PREOC during 2007 freshet, as did Bob.

In addition to all this, Joyce wanted to share her valuable experience with other communities so she volunteered as an Emergency Social Services instructor with the Justice Institute of BC. Joyce also represented her community and our region even further on the Emergency Social Services Association Board of Directors and their Advisory Forum. In 2010, Joyce was selected as the provincial ESS Volunteer of the Year. This potluck-style retirement

celebration for Bob and Joyce was organized by Kitimat Search and Rescue members. The evening was enjoyed by all, and was a very well deserved tribute to Bob and Joyce for their contribution and all the volunteer hours they have graciously given our community. The local SAR appreciates how Bob and Joyce have cared for, and supported the community and region. They have left big boots to fill. They are wished every happiness with their quieter times.

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Thornhill fire department looks for volunteers to bolster ranks By Margaret Speirs


TERRACE - THE THORNHILL Volunteer Fire Department could use more volunteers at its satellite hall which serves the Lakelse Lake and Jackpine Flats areas, says chief Wes Patterson. Without enough firefighters for more outlying areas, insurance companies could very well decide there’s an increased risk factor and then raise rates. That hasn’t happened yet in the area, but it has happened in other parts of B.C., said Patterson. “We’re lucky that our tax base allows us the equipment we need and [the ability to] maintain it well and provide training but it’s no good if we don’t have volunteers,” said Patterson. The only other alternative would be to put paid firefighters at satellite halls but the call volume would not make the expense cost effective, he added. The satellite hall covering Lakelse Lake and Jackpine Flats is one of two such halls, the other is at Gitaus east of Thornhill on Hwy16, serving as ancillary facilities to the department’s main hall immediately adjacent to the Thornhill Community Grounds and the closed Thorn-

hill Junior Secondary School. Patterson said ideally he’d like 15 volunteer firefighters attached to each satellite hall. Volunteers are always welcome and overall, the all-volunteer department, with the exception of Patterson and deputy chief Rick Boehm, has a good complement of volunteers. Regular training days are on Thursdays but now there’s also training on Mondays for those who can’t make it Thursdays. That training day option has helped retain volunteers, says deputy chief Rick Boehm. Another aspect that has helped built up the force’s volunteer contingent is its junior program for youth age 16 to 19. “What that allows them to do is basically be part of the functioning department, excluding [live firefighting], so they can participate in training and live fire training but we will not send them to a burning building,” said Boehm who was a cadet himself. “It’s a huge advantage if youths are dedicated, by the time they’re 19, they can write their ticket and go into fire departments because we will provide the training,” he added. Aside from needing firefighters at the Lakelse Lake hall and

a few more at its second satellite hall at Gitaus, the department is fairly well served, said Boehm. About 10 per cent of the department is people older than 50, with the majority of the crew in the 35 to 50 age range. “We haven’t established a mandatory age [for retirement],” said Boehm, adding that older firefighters can still drive the truck or help with hoses. The department will also take into account physical limitations, he said. “Not everyone has got a good strong back, but they can do 80 per cent of the work,” said Boehm. The deputy chief also pointed to a camaraderie within the department that extends to offering emotional support when needed. “You have to be in tune with every person to make the whole team work,” said Boehm. “A lot of departments have a suck-it-up attitude and that’s not what we do.” “I think if you can emotionally support and pick up the person and help them achieve that goal, they can hold their head high as opposed to struggling and feeling they can’t get it done and that someone else has to finish it instead.”

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Growth conference a hit By Martina Perry THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR

PRINCE RUPERT- Following the success of the inaugural Northwest Growth Conference (NWGC), organizers say a second conference is in the works. More than 200 delegates attended the conference in Prince Rupert on March 6 and 7 to learn of the $60-billion in major projects proposed in the area. Aimed at new and existing entrepreneurs and investors in Prince Rupert, Terrace and Kitimat, the NWGC consisted of speakers, workshops and networking opportunities. “It was the caliber of information provided and the invaluable networking connections that made the conference substantial for both small businesses and stakeholders alike,” said Terrace Mayor Carol Leclerc, who attended the event along with Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain and Port Edward Mayor Dave MacDonald. The NWGC allowed entrepreneurs to take in expert advice on topics such as branding, financing and joint venturing with First Nations. They were then able to follow-up with the experts in one-on-one coaching sessions. “As a small business owner, it can be a challenge to find mentors and business advice that fits within a small budget. But the Northwest Growth Conference for small to medium businesses fostered an environment that helps those businesses to succeed, to discover and implement new ideas for growth and success,” said Christy Allen

of the Pioneer Guesthouse. A panel of industry reps gave an overview of economic development opportunities in the Northwest, the implications for small and medium-sized enterprises in the region and how to become involved. Another panel touched on the darker side of growth, with a seasoned panel of business leaders from sudden growth economies likes Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and Kitimat speaking of their experiences. Furthermore, keynote speaker Michael H. Shuman provided information on creating a stronger business community able to withstand external pressures, with entrepreneurs like Prince Rupert’s Herb Pond and Terrace’s Lucy Praught sharing stories during a “Failure Wake” that showed failure is often the best path to long-term success. Fresh Onion Café and Catering was one of seven businesses providing cuisine samples during the Taste of the Coast, with owner Kristina Horne saying the activity was a great networking opportunity. “We were able to talk to the other vendors in town and see how business has changed over the year, how they are handling the new opportunities and what changes they have made in promoting and keeping up with the services they are providing,” Horne said. The Northwest Growth Conference was organized through a partnership with Community Futures of the Pacific Northwest, the Hecate Strait Employment Development Society and the Prince Rupert and Port Edward Economic Development Corporation.

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at our 16th anniversary concert held March 14, 2015 at the REM Lee Theatre which raised $2,558 for the Relay for Life Foundation. Scott Northridge on sound, Suzanne Dorais and her crew on the front door, Nancy Stone-Archer and Garnet for their REM Lee Theatre technical support, Amy Spencer as MC and her mother Cheryl as the fish costume seamstress, Theatre Alive for their help with concessions and contributions, Lisa McLeod for getting the word out and Steph and Mike Johnson for hosting a post concert get together. Dr. Fishy (James Powell, Greg Linton, Mark Fleming, John Krisinger and Daniel Talstra) thanks all the Fish Heads who came out to support this cause. We hope the next 16 years will be as productive as the first 16. reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisment and to retain any answers directed to the Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisment and box rental.

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Albert William Barton February 2, 1928 - March 20, 2010

Five years have gone by, March 20, 2010 that our dear Albert William Barton husband/father/grandfather has passed. But in our sorrow we forgot to thank Mills Memorial Palliative Care Unit the doctors & nurses for making Albert’s last days on earth as comfortable as possible. With sincerest gratitude for all the people that came to visit him before his passing. From the Barton family wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and extended family members. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard, still loved, still missed, and very dear. ‘Till we meet again.



Murray James

Basso June 21, 1944 March 14, 2015

On March 14, 2015, Murray passed away peacefully with his wife and family by his side at the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital. Murray was born to parents Gladys and David. Murray is survived by his loving wife Linda (nee Darlison); their three children Paul (Teresa), Kim (Scott), Donelda (Mike); Grandchildren Gaige, Jennifer and Taya; brothers Dave, Howard, Alfred, Dale and Robert; sisters Dorothy and Emily, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life for Murray will be held on Friday March 20, 2015 at the Crest Hotel in Prince Rupert from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Everyone welcome. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association in memory of Murray.

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Maher Terminals Holding Corp – Fairview Container Terminal Maher Terminals Holding Corp in Prince Rupert is seeking qualified applicants for the following position:

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Kentron Construction, part of the YCS Holdings Ltd. group, is seeking a Project Manager / Estimator. YCS Holdings Ltd. is a division of Terus Construction Ltd., a leader in the construction industry in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. This person Zill play a key role in Ĺľnding business opportunities and in the development of new market for Kentron Construction. The incumbent will be responsible for all aspects of the project management life cycle, including startup, obtaining building permits, preparing tenders, allocation of adequate resources, scheduling, documentation, budgets, estimates and close out documentation. The incumbent will work with in house and external construction personnel to ensure project construction is executed in a timely and efĹľcient manner while maintaining integrity of design, and will work closely with the organization to ensure feasibility and costing of projects. Employment Requirements: Ĺ˜ P. Eng or CET in Civil Construction with  years in Ĺľeld experience or Ĺ˜ A minimum of 10 years of experience in Project Supervision Ĺ˜ Relevant experience in the construction industry Ĺ˜ Ability to read and understand engineered plans and contract documents Ĺ˜ Establish strong liaison with the customer base Ĺ˜ To be able to work well with others, “people skillsâ€? Ĺ˜ Good communication skills both verbal and written Ĺ˜ Valid class 5 driver’s license and clean current drivers abstract Ĺ˜ Surveying skills is an asset Ĺ˜ Computer skills: Excel, Word, Project and engineering programs We offer a competitive compensation package with a comprehensive EeneĹľt plan anG a pension plan ,n aGGition the &ompany offers many Gevelopment opportunities through tailoreG training programs For a full job description please visit our website: wwwterusconstructionca Please send your resume stating position to the Human Resources department: hr#terusconstructionca or by fax: 604 575-3691 We would like to thank all applicants for submitting their resume. However, only applicants selected to be interviewed will be contacted.




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If you are an experienced F&I Manager or have lending experience, and are looking for a new opportunity and want to work in an amazing workplace then this is the right job for you! t We’re looking for someone that has several years lending experience that is looking to further their career or an experienced F&I Manager. t Team player t Highly self-motivated t ADP or PBS experience an asset Sullivan Motor Products offers a competitive pay plan, exceptional benefits package, great working environment, exceptional management support, & a 5-day work week! If interested, please email your resume: All resumes will remain confidential. We thank all applicants who apply but only those selected will be contacted.

BUILDING MAINTENANCE ENGINEER Looking for a Building Maintenance Engineer to maintain, install, upgrade, monitor and repair building mechanical systems and services and respond to client concerns in assigned buildings.


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The successful candidate will be a Journeyman Refrigeration Mechanic and hold a Gasfitter B Ticket. We would also consider other trade skills such as plumber, sheet metal worker, electrician, pipefitter/steamfitter. JOB DUTIES AND TASKS: t Maintains and repairs building mechanical systems. t Installs, repairs and modifies heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment such as filters, fans, thermostats, controls, pumps, boilers, furnaces, compressors t Repairs and maintains refrigeration equipment such as chillers, condenser motors and fans t Repairs, monitors and maintains Client Comfort Systems including adjusting and updating computer programs and data and replacing, calibrating and adjusting system panels and input and output devices t Selects and monitors contractors, ensuring completion of work to a standard and authorizing payment within commitment authority t Coordinates the repair or planned maintenance of HVAC equipment t Reviews specification and plans for new installations and makes recommendations t Performs minor building maintenance as required and coordinates the repair of equipment such as plumbing, kitchen appliances, fire sprinklers, gas or electric heaters and irrigation systems Maintains client satisfaction in assigned building responds to client concerns regarding room temperatures, ventilation, fans, dusty vents test indoor air quality; modify temperature and fresh air levels; maintain humidity levels addresses client safety concerns on issues involving air quality and informs clients of actions taken. Excellent wages, paid vacation & benefit package for the right person. If you are a career minded person looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity then please apply. For full details and to apply visit: Requisition # 150921 for Terrace

Corporate Services Coordinator Prince Rupert, B.C.

Play a key role in the growth of Quickload contributing to the ongoing expansion of the Port of Prince Rupert. Quickload is looking for a dynamic individual to join our team as the Corporate Services Coordinator. This position directly supports the Director in the successful growth of the business. The successful candidate will embrace the multi-tiered responsibilities of supporting Administration, HR, Marketing, Business Development, and the Operations of the Container Examination Facility. The Corporate Services Coordinator will be involved in many aspects of the business, building a broad platform for potential future opportunities within the company. Key Duties and Responsibilities include: tCoordinate travel and conference arrangements. tCoordinate all office service providers/vendors, and track & replenish all office supplies. tTrack and report data as it relates to various financial and operations’ needs. tOrganize all staff moral events for the company staying within approved budgets. tConduct thorough and quality research for various projects as required. tCoordinate all Health & Benefits programs. tAct as point of contact for Benefit Insurance providers. tMonitor website activity and ensure rapid response to sales inquiries. tManage social media component of marketing platform. tCoordinate marketing and promotional materials. tCoordinate annual Sponsorships & Donations. tSupport/Attend community/professional events as appropriate (some travel may be required). tOther duties as assigned. Skill Set and Character Traits: tExcellent computer skills and in-depth experience with full MS Office Suite, primarily, Excel, Word, and Outlook. Experience with Publisher and PowerPoint would be an asset. tExceptional organizational & multi-tasking skills with a keen attention to detail. tCoordinate projects with resourcefulness and solve problems innovatively. tStrong interpersonal and positive communication skills (both verbal and written). tPost-secondary education in Business, Administration, or similar discipline is strongly preferred. tTactful, diplomatic, professional and discrete. Quickload offers a competitive compensation package. You are an exceptionally resourceful and enthusiastic individual who embraces a changing environment. You thrive on multiple new projects and eagerly assist where you can. You desire to work effectively and efficiently for a growing company to benefit from the career opportunities that a successful organization can offer. If this sounds like you, please email your resume and cover letter to: Kristina De Araujo at by March 29, 2015. Please enter Corporate Services Coordinator in the subject line. Quickload thanks all interested persons however only successful candidates will be contacted by April 2, 2015.

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Bring your excellent administrative management abilities to this fast-paced, collaborative work environment. The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Operations, Regional Operations – North Area, is seeking an Executive Administrative Assistant for a Temporary Assignment from May 2015 to April 1, 2017. The position is located in Smithers; however, working from Victoria may be considered.

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As Executive Administrative Assistant, you will be accountable for a full range of administrative support services for the Assistant Deputy Minister, including office operations, document and meeting preparation, travel and calendar coordination, expense handling, and records management. We are looking for someone energetic, well organized, with excellent interpersonal skills to join our great team. For complete details on this opportunity, including qualifications and how to apply, refer to our website: Close date is April 2, 2015

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Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420

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IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

LARGE FUND Borrowers Wanted Start saving hundreds of dollars today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online

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Barry’s Floor Service Professional installation of all types of flooring 40 years experience Friendly service Free Estimates Call Barry 250-631-7660

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MVCC: FOR ALL YOUR COMPUTER NEEDS! Special discount for Students/Seniors 30% Detailed comprehensive full computer services with lifetime anti-virus, spyware, malware. Trade in your old slow computer and get credit towards a new computer. We offer 5 years warranty on Ultra HD Gaming computer plus one year free support. 250638-0047 or

ETZERZA CONTRACTING 2 tandem axle dump trucks & 322 cat excavator hourly rate negotiable, no job too big or to small, now serving Terrace/Kitimat/Rupert area. If you can load it we can haul it... Cell 250-9817535, 250-635-0366

216 used white ceramic tiles 12x12 for sale, $1.00 each Phone 250-635-4846

ESTABLISHED TAXI AND LIMO BUSINESS in Kitimat BC For Sale Serious Inquiries Only 1-250-632-7998 aft 6 pm 1-250-639-0140



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General Labourer Prince Rupert Grain Ltd. (PRG) operates a state-of-the-art grain shipping facility on Ridley Island in Prince Rupert. The terminal receives grain by rail and processes, sorts and stores grain for loading onto ships bound for markets around the world. PRG is currently accepting resumes for the entrylevel position of General Labourer. Duties include sweeping, vacuuming, shoveling, grass and weed cutting, snow removal and others as necessary. General Labourers also provide relief and support for various plant operations including maintenance and ship tie-ups and let-go’s. Ideal candidates for this position will have a grade 12 diploma, GED or equivalent relevant industrial experience; a Class 5 Driver’s License; good physical and mental health; be reliable and responsible; have a positive attitude and desire to learn and be able to provide strong work-related references. Possession of current Occupational First Aid Level 3, 4th Class Steam Engineer and/ or C.R.O.R. Locomotive Operator or Switch Person tickets are definite assets. A minimum of two years’ industrial work experience is preferred. Submit your resume to: Human Resources Department Prince Rupert Grain Ltd. 1300 Ridley Island Road Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J 3Y1 Closing date is March 27, 2015. Only applicants under consideration will be contacted to proceed with the hiring process.

Place of Worship

Place of Worship

Christ Church Anglican 1220 Kingfisher Ave. • Ph. 250-632-7812

All are Welcome

Fifth Sunday in Lent March 22 at 10:30 am Eucharist with Fr. Luke Anker God loves you and me; lets love one another.

Pacific Cornerstone Baptist Church

Sunday Service at 11:00 am Grace Alone, Faith Alone In Christ Alone

Kitimat Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room Phone 250-632-4924 •


If you have a passion for customer service, are an excellent team player, have great communication skills, and an overall zest for life then we want you! We are a family owned and operated GM dealer with locations in Terrace & Prince Rupert, British Columbia seeking outgoing Sales Consultants for both locations. The successful applicants will have a passion for customer service and a valid Class 5 Driver’s License. Experience in auto sales is an asset, but not necessary. MacCarthy Motors will provide training, a competitive commission scale and benefits. We also offer flexible work hours and will work around you to ensure a work/family balance.

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Apply with resume to: Joey Prevost,, or in person at MacCarthy GM on Highway 16 West in Terrace.

Place of Worship

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 840 Columbia Ave. – Ph. 250-632-6014 Email: Rev. Tim Coleman

Sunday, March 22 Light Breakfast at 9:30 am “Bible Connections” and Sunday School at 10 am Worship 11:00 am “WHERE IS YOUR ANTIOCH?” • Acts 13:1-5

The Harvest THE HARVEST MINISTRIES CANADA Ph. 250-632-5501 email:

Saturday Night Service March 21 at 7pm View live webstreaming of Saturday Service at:

Presbyterian Church Lahakas and Nalabila Ph. 250-632-2044 or 250-639-6464

Sunday, March 22 Fifth Sunday in Lent 10:30am Worship Service & Sunday School Worship Leader: Albert Van Der Haven “Start the week right - come worship with us.”

Christ the King PARISH

1760 Nalabila Boulevard Ph 250-632-2215 • Father Babji Merugu, SAC Saturday, Mar. 21 7:30 pm Celebration of the Eucharist

Sunday, Mar. 22 10:00 am Celebration of the Eucharist

Fifth Sunday of Lent “Whoever serves me must follow me, says the Lord; where I am, there will be my servant also.” John 12:26

Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday - April 2 Mass at 8:00 pm Good Friday - April 3 Service at 3:00 pm

A New Testament Church tel. 250-632-1146

6:30 pm every Saturday at 1405 Cormorant Avenue

Kitimat Pentecostal Fellowship

Misc. for Sale For sale queen size bed, exc. cond. $350 obo, free dog kennel med. size suitable for air travel. 250-635-4409

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Windows and gutters also available in Prince Rupert. Please leave a message 778645-0606 KITIMAT BOXES, BOXES, BOXES You need them and we have them. Buy one bundle of 10 for $5.00 and we will give you a bundle for free. Come down to the Kitimat Northern Sentinel office at 626 Enterprise Avenue 9:00am - 4:30pm SAWMILLS FROM only $4,397 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: www.NorwoodSaw 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS. “Spring sales with hot savings!” All steel building models and sizes are now on sale. Get your building deal while it’s hot. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422

Misc. Wanted Private Collector Looking to Buy Coin Collections, Silver, Antiques, Native Art, Estates + Chad: 778-281-0030 Local

Musical Instruments Yamaha Piano. $4000.00. Please call 250-627-1864 or text 250-600-2415

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for sale by owner 1150 Sq ft. Newly renovated bathroom, new floors through out. New electric panel, ducting, plumbing, insulation, bonus room within attached garage. Some Doors and Windows replaced. New W/D and F/S. Snow blower and lawn mower included. ASKING $239,000 250-632-3912 Serious Inquiries Only

Custom home on 5 acres in the Woodland Park area. 5 bdrm, 2 bath 3400 sq/ft. 5 min. to downtown Terrace. $519,000. Call 250-638-2099 or 250-631-2529 for more info visit Estate Sale 4014 Eby St. March 26 + 27, 9am - 6pm. For info 250-635-3203


Lots Corner lot for sale in Thornhill 100’ x 150’. $85,000 OBO. Call: 780-850-7362.

Townhouses Townhouse for sale in Terrace, Maple Estates 21-3404 Adam St., 2 bdrm, 2 bath, garage, no stairs. Must be 55 years or older. $299.000, 250-639-3800

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

1180 Kingfisher Ave. • Ph. 250-632-7149 Email:

Rev. Dr. Dona Lethbridge

Sunday, March 22 11 am Worship Service


Pastor Clint Magnus • ph. 250-632-6962 KITIMAT TERRACE 1474 Nalabila Blvd. 3226 Kalum St. (Happy Gang Centre)

11:00 am Sunday Worship

9:45 am Sunday School


2:00 pm Sunday Worship

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Pastor Mickeal Hoffman 1340 Kingfisher Avenue Church Ph. 250-632-5623

Sunday, March 22 - 10:30 am Morning Worship Service Wednesday Evenings 7:30 pm Prophetic Studies

For Sale By Owner


Renovated 1 & 2 bdrm Suites Furnished & Un-Furnished. Quiet Living. On Site Management. Gym, Hot Tub & Sauna. References Required.


CLIFF SIDE APARTMENTS 1123-1137 Borden Street Adult-oriented. Quiet location with harbour view. Heat and hot water included. Minutes walking to downtown and hospital. References required. 1, 2, or 3 bedroom suites. Some furnished. Prince Rupert


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HILLCREST PLACE APARTMENTS Totally Renovated (ask for details) Security Entrance, Dishwasher, No Pets, No Smoking 250-632-7814 KITIMAT

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Pre-Owned Specials!

Starting at $725 • Balconies • Security Entrances • Cameras for your safety • Now includes basic cable Visit our Website Phone: 250.632.APTS (2787)





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Homes for Rent

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AVAILABLE NOW. Executive House. Furnished 4 bed/ 2 full baths. $2500/mo. Absolutely NP/NS. 1 yr lease. 250-6387747, leave message.

Furn. 4 bdrm on river by walmart, $2000, avail. April 1st., 780-951-0915

PR: 3 Bdrm, 1.5 bath near CHSS w/large single garage, W/D available. $1600/mo. negotiable plus utilities. Leave msg. at 1-604-780-8483. Available Now.

1 and 2 bedroom apartments for rent, under new management, newly renovated, large suites with balconies, includes hot water.

Please call 250-302-9108 250-305-0446 Legal Notices


Free heat & Free Hot Water Furnished & Unfurnished 1 & 2 bedrooms Security Entrances No Pets. No Smoking


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QUATSINO APTS KITIMAT Downtown location Balconies Security Entrances Some furnished suites Call for an appointment 250.632.4511


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SANDPIPER APTS KITIMAT Newer Buildings Elevators Security Entrances Covered Parking Balconies


Cottages / Cabins Furnished Cottage at Lakelse Lake, Highway side. Suitable for 1 or 2 people. Ref Required. No pets or partiers. Non smoking. 250-798-2267

Duplex / 4 Plex 2 Three bedroom duplex units in upper Thornhill. Very nice, large units,3 bedrooms, two baths, big yard, hardwood, tile flooring. Looking for responsible long term tenants. NS, NP. First unit has main floor laundry, is a separate unit-1500.00 per month plus utilities available April 15 2015. Second unit is the top two floors, shared laundry, 1600.00 per month includes utilities. Available now. For further information and an application please contact 780-2184882 or email

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The District of Stewart, at its March 9th Meeting, intends to lease bare land to Mustang Helicopters Inc. for a term of 3 – Three years with a total rent of $36,000 plus an annual CPI over the 3 Year Term. The purpose of the lease is to allow Mustang Helicopters an area for helicopter maintenance, operations and storage. The land is located at the Stewart Municipal Airport and is legally described as: Lot 2-5, Block 33, Plan 951, DL 443 For any further information, or to submit any comments or concerns, please contact: Maureen Tarrant Chief Administrative Officer District of Stewart Ph: 250.636.2251

SUZUKI GS 500 STREET BIKE * Plus applicable taxes.


4946 Greig Ave., Terrace


3 bdrm House for rent $1600/month, good ref. rq. available March 1. Call 250615-2631 after 2 pm

Tuesday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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On or before 4:00pm on March 31, 2015 Emails can be sent to: Please identify your subject as: “Mustang Helicopter Lease”

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NOTICE OF INTENT RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT APPLICATION FOR A LIQUOR PRIMARY(LP) AMENDMENT An application for an increase in occupant load at the Prince Rupert Hotel located at 118 6th Street in Prince Rupert has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch. The Current liquor service hours of operation are from 11 AM to 2 AM Monday to Saturday. (no changes requested). The proposed change is to add a lounge area on the 7th floor of the hotel which has been given a occupant load of 89 persons. This would increase the overall occupant load from 180 up to 269 persons. Residents and owners of the businesses located within a 0.5 mile (0.8 km) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by 1) Writing to: The General Manager C/O Licensing Analyst LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING BRANCH PO Box 9292 Victoria, BC V8W 9J8 2) By email:


PETITIONS AND FORM LETTERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED To ensure the consideration of your views, your comments, name and address must be received on or before April 3rd, 2015. Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government officials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process.

AVAIL NOW. Furnished new micro homes for rent, in rural location. 225 sq.ft. Studio. $995. inclusive. 250-432-9690


Commercial/ Industrial Property

KITIMAT 5 Bedroom home, 2.5 baths, 2 kitchens (2 suites), great fenced yard, single garage, 2 sheds. Available May 1st leave msg at 250-639-0356 rent negotiable

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Office space in stand-alone building 975 sq feet

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BETTER WARRANTY • Lifetime limited hull warranty • Lifetime limited floor warranty (Excludes coverings) • Lifetime limited anti-fog warranty on gauges • Three year on American Turbine pumps • Three year Limited Kodiak Engine Warranty



Custom Weld Boats are custom built to your needs

BETTER HULL INTEGRITY One piece bottom, no centerline seam

Homes for Rent KITIMAT BUNGALOW 3 Bedroom, newly renovated, fenced yard with shed, quiet street. Rent negotiable Avail. May 1st leave msg 250-639-0356 PR: 3 Bdrm, 1 1/2 bath upper suite. Looking for a responsible working couple. $1200/mon. + utilities and half mon. D/D. No pets, N/P, N/S. Avail. April 1st. Call 250-6229418 or 250-627-5087


PHONE 250-635-3478 • FAX 250-635-5050 4921 KEITH AVENUE, TERRACE, B.C.

Homes for Rent Skyline Manor


1200 Summit Ave. Bachelor & 1 Bedroom Suites. Security Entrance, harbour views, balconies, storage, laundry facilities, hot water & heat included. Sorry no pets. Close to hospital, bus stop & downtown. References required. Contact our on site Manager at 250-624-6019

Cars - Sports & Imports

Cars - Sports & Imports


2007 Honda Odyssey


2005 Jeep Liberty 4 Dr., 4x4, A/C, P/W, Power Seats, C/C, Moonroof, Roof Rack, 132,629 kms



2010 Lexus LE

4 Dr., 6 Spd Manual, Loaded, Leather, Moonroof, A/C, C/C, 20,019 kms. Was $29,995 - NOW

$26,900 #26995 Executive Rooms

Starting At $59/Daily, $349/Weekly, $899/Monthly, Contractors Welcome All-Inclusive. 250-600-1680


Suites, Lower

Suites, Upper

PR: Small 1 bdrm apartment available April 1st. Everything included $550 per month. N/S, ref. required. 250-600-5212

Terrace, 3 bdrm upper suit in house, updated, ensuite, 1200 sq/ft, W/D, parking, close to downtown. Suites quiet tenants, no smoking, no parties, N/P, $1475 incl. util., ref. req. email, 250-9750925 or 250-975-0925



3 bdrm townhouses in town, newly reno’d, N/P, N/S good ref. req’d., prices range from $1000 - 1300/mo + utilities 250-635-4980

Suites, Lower

Suites, Upper

2 bdrm bsmt. suite with big kitchen + living room, laundry room, N/P, N/S. 250-635-5893

Downtown 3 bdrm suite all appl. incl. 2 bath, N/P, N/S avail. April 1st. 250-635-0705

3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, Townhouse for rent, $950/mo, N/S, N/P, three solid refs. req., avail. April 1st. 250-641-1659

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Leather, Heated Seats, Moonroof, C/C, A/C, Roof Rack, Tow Pkg,, Climate Control, 8 pas, 80,019kms


TERRACE-OFFICE/RETAIL 4614 Gregg Ave. Currently We Care Home Health-for lease 1800 sq ft, air-conditioner Available immediately Shannon McAllister 250-635-9184 c-250-615-8993 Terrace Real Estate

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2005 22 ft Campion Explorer S22-sd for sale. Mercury 4.3 MPI gas engine sn. and a Mercury “Big Foot” four stroke outboard. VHF radio RAY 45sn., Lowrance LCX118 GPS/Plotter, magnetic compass. Professionally winterized. Down riggers two Scotty (electric). Asking $30,000. Please call 250-622-2906 for details. IN FIND IT THE CLASSIFIEDS


Change in hours of service at Stewart port of entry

Changement des heures d’ouverture au point d’entrée de Stewart

As of April 1, 2015, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) will be changing the hours of operation at the Stewart port of entry. The port of entry will now be operating from 08:00 to midnight, Pacific Standard Time.

Dès le 1er avril 2015, l’Agence des services frontaliers du Canada (ASFC) modifiera les heures d’ouverture du point d’entrée de Stewart. Dorénavant, le point d’entrée offrira des services de 8 h à minuit, heure normale du Pacifique.

The CBSA would like travellers to take note of this information as travel across the border will not be possible when the port of entry is closed. The complete list of Canada’s border crossings and their hours of service are available at 1-800-461-9999 toll-free in Canada 1-204-983-3500 outside Canada

L’ASFC désire informer les voyageurs de ce changement puisqu’ils ne pourront pas traverser la frontière en dehors des heures d’ouverture. La liste complète de tous les passages frontaliers du Canada et de leurs heures d’ouverture est disponible au 1-800-461-9999 sans frais au Canada 1 204 983 3500 appels internationaux 1-204-983-3500

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Rainmakers finish third at provincials By Kevin Campbell


PRINCE RUPERT - The scrutiny was real. The added pressure of being a known entity in the upper echelons of the B.C. high school basketball scene threw the Charles Hays Rainmakers senior boys’ AAA squad under the spotlight as provincials came and went. And they didn’t blink under that glare. A terrific showing on the West Coast’s biggest stage was what the Rainmakers accomplished, winning third-place in the 16-team 2015 TELUS BC High School Boys AAA Basketball Championship in Langley last weekend. It might not have been gold and there might have been a sour taste in the mouths of the players immediately after Friday’s semifinals loss to the first-ranked Sir Charles Tupper Tigers from Vancouver, but the Prince Rupert team that had everyone talking leading up to the tournament as the upstart squad from the North Coast did as much damage in the tourney as they were expected to. That, in itself, is a great thing. The ‘Makers’ only loss came in the form of Friday’s defeat at the hands of the Tigers, who gave Charles Hays no time or space to produce much of anything in terms of offence. They fell 63-40 to the Tigers, who would eventually claim second-place in one of the tightest


Rosendo Masocol drives the net for Charles Hays in their 63-40 loss against Sir Charles Tupper on Friday afternoon. The Rainmakers won third-place at provincials. AAA championship games to have ever been played in B.C. against Fleetwood Park Secondary from

Surrey. Fleetwood Park mounted an incredible comeback versus the Tigers, who had been favourites all

week, to win the B.C. crown 73-65. Other than Friday’s game, the Rainmakers ran the table, winning both other qualifying matches and their third-place game on Saturday, historically one of the toughest games for any team of any sport to get up for, with the Rainmakers having their first-place dreams quashed not even 24 hours prior. In that third-place matchup, the ‘Makers proved to the province and to themselves that they were worthy of all the talk and admiration they had garnered over the past year. They stormed out to a 20-12 advantage after the first quarter over their foes, R.A. McMath Secondary of Richmond and never fell behind after that, with point guard Rosendo Masocol doing what he does best, driving the play up the court and passing the ball to whoever had the best looks to sink it. With that dominant play, the Rainmakers locked up third-place on Saturday afternoon, 77-61. In their two opening games, Charles Hays downed Courtenay B.C.’s Mark Isfeld Ice on Wednesday 62-49 with both Justin McChesney and Kaine Wesley sinking 19 points to lead the ‘Makers offensively and Perry Terrell getting 10. Following that, Charles Hays’ next dancing partner was Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Secondary, who they beat on Thursday with an incredible second half performance, 72-58. The Rainmakers scored 43

Marlins a strong second in Smithers By Jason Cathers THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR

KITIMAT - The Kitimat Marlins competed at the Smithers regional swim meet recently. The Terrace and Prince Rupert team were also in attendance. With strong results from the attending Marlins they were able to place a close second in overall points behind host Smithers who had double the amount of swimmers competing as Kitimat. Alex van Horne, 11, reached his second AAA provincial qualifying standard in the 11 and under boys 50 meter butterfly. By reaching two time standards he now qualifies for the long course (50 meter pool) AAA Provincial championships which will be held in July in Victoria. Van Horne took the bronze medal for overall points in the 11-12 boys division. Other medal winners for the Marlins were Jayden

Johnston, 10, with gold in the 10 and under boys and Angus Bathe, 10, who took the bronze in the division. Olivia Pearson, 10, took the silver medal for overall points in the 10-11 girls division and older sister Hannah Pearson, 12, took the silver medal in the 12-13 girls divison. Also in that divison Leah Desousa, 12, took the bronze medal. The Marlins had two medal winners in the 13-14 boys with Nolan striker, 14, taking the bronze and Ethan Velho, 14, taking the gold. In the 14 and over girls Laurence Boucher, 14, took the bronze medal while Brander Pacheco, 16, took the gold medal in the 15 and over boys division. Swimmers who accomplished the tough task of swimming 100 per cent personal best times in all six of their races were Iris striker, Leah Desousa, Jayden Johnston, Alex Van Horne, Emilie Krabes and Ethan Velho.


The Kitimat Marlins after the Smithers swim meet.

points in the latter two quarters to overtake Bateman, compared to 29 in the first half to set them up for the semis against Tupper. That game, which featured 11 lead changes, saw Perry Terrell notch 24 points and Masocol 15. It was a complete team effort that coach Mel Bishop had previously been pleased to see for the majority of the season. With a healthy roster, the Rainmakers served notice that while they may have a star on the B.C. under-17 team in McChesney, the supporting cast of Masocol, Wesley, Terrell, Kevin Cochrane, Jakob Henry, Cole Marogna, Kyler Reece and Brett Thompson could just as easily harm their opponent. On the bench, Kyler Eckess, Jalene Stephens, Aiden Bull, Nick Campbell, Mitchell Nelson, Bobby Bob and Carter Thorson were happy to step up when called upon. With his outstanding play in the box, McChesney was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player and Masocol found his name on the second team all-star list. Charles Hays has also been the team most consistently near the top of the standings over the past two years, going 6-2 (3-1 in each year’s championship tourney) and taking second-place in 2014 along with their third-place showing this year. The next closest team at the top of the heap are the Tigers who finished in fifth last year, and second this year.

It’s a team effort for Terrace Bluebacks club

TERRACE - The Terrace Bluebacks brought home four medals from the Smithers swim meet earlier this month and each of the 23 athletes who competed contribtued to the team’s score. Grace Lukasser took home bronze for the 9 & Under Girls, her first medal. Avery Back was awarded bronze for the 10-11 girls. Jake Kluss scored silver for the 10 and under boys. While Mackenzie Bannister continued to shine with her gold medal for the 10-11 girls. Top Points: Mackenzie Bannister - 54 Jake Kluss - 48 Avery Back- 43 Renzo Zanardo- 38 Grace Lukasser- 37 100 % Best Times: Kaylyn Braam, Jonus Lecuyer, Pasha Schooner 1st Place Individual Events: Mackenzie: 100 Br, 50 Bk, 200 Fr, 100 Bk, 50 Fr, 100 Fl Jake: 100 Fr, 200 IM, 50 Br Avery: 50 Fl, 200 IM Emma K: 50 Fr Grace: 50 Br Erin: 50 Br Renzo: 50 Bk For more on the Bluebacks, see next Wednesday’s edition of the Terrace Standard.

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TERRACE MARCH 20, 21 – “Being with Grief and Change” workshops are Friday 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Knox United Church, (4907 Lazelle Ave.). It can be difficult to respond to the grief and struggles of others. We avoid the topic or leave those conversations feeling awkward and disappointed for not knowing what to do or say. Through the two workshops, we have a chance to learn about resources in Terrace, hear from professionals and each other about supporting ourselves and others. There is a cost to take part, a recommended donation amount that goes towards sessions, art supplies and lunch. To RSVP or for more information, contact Tif McNaughton at 250-635-6014 or by email tif.mcnaughton@ MARCH 24 – Community Dinner from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Ksan Place. Everyone welcome. Eat in or to go. Arrive early to help cook, stay late to help wash up. Ksan Place is located behind the Ksan residence and shelter on Hall Street, southside. For more, contact Char at 250-635-2654 or MARCH 26 – Outloud Open Mic Night performs in the Ed Curell Lounge of the Terrace Public Library. Poetry, prose, hip hop, spoken word, acoustic song, story-telling, beat boxing, lyrics, random thoughts rattling through your head. Say it out loud! Outloud is a safe place to practise using your voice to perform your written work. Everyone welcome. First-timers encouraged. Sign up starts at 6:30 p.m. Open mic from 7 to 8:40 p.m. Must perform your own work. Limit of performances per person 5 to 10 minutes per performance depending on how many people sign up. Podium and microphone optional. Arrive early so you don’t miss your chance! Snacks and refreshments. Put on by Terrace Public Library Writer’s Group and Friends of the Library. MARCH 31 – Community Supported Agriculture Open House


from 4 - 7 p.m. at Ksan Place (101 - 2812 Hall Street). Curious about CSA? Want to find a buddy to share a subscription? One box a week throughout the growing season is $500, due April 15. Paying up front allows local growers to plan their harvest and buy seeds. For more info, contact Agatha at or call 250-641-3663 (641-FOOD). Cheques payable to Kalum Community School Society. APRIL 4 – Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. at Heritage Park Museum. There will be egg hunting amongst the historic buildings, a candy exchange, face painting, refreshments, and a photo booth. APRIL 7 – Pacific Northwest Music Festival Committee meeting is at 7:30 p.m. in the upstairs board room of Knox United Church. The meeting is one week early this month due to the festival being held April 16 to May 2. Programs available at Misty River Books after March 31. For more details, contact Fiona at 250635-9089 or fisphere@ APRIL 11 – Le Louvre Community Dance is at Skeena Middle School. Gallery of children’s art inspired by French artists opens at 5:30 p.m., family dance from 6 to 8 p.m. French food, art exhibition, silent auction and live DJ. Entrance by donation. A fundraising event for the 2015 French graduation class events. Sponsored by Canadian Parents for French with support from Terrace and District Arts Council and BC Gaming Grants. For more details, call Lisa Hanna at 250-635-0762. ONGOING TERRACE PUBLIC Library offers several activities for children for spring break: March 2527 Movie Makers Film Camp from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library. Free with a refundable deposit to hold your spot. Learn about acting, costumes, script writing, filming and editing. Ages eight and up. Invite your family and friends to watch your film on Friday night in the library’s lounge on the big


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screen! for more details about any of these programs, contact Carolyn at 250-638-8177 or

ligious affiliation. For more information call Lidia at 250-632-6292 or Susana at the parish office at 250-632-2215.

TERRACE HOSPICE society is offering a Grief Support Group for adults, age 19 and older, working thru their grief. To maximize the benefits of the group, it is recommended that it has been more than three months since their loss. The group will meet in a comfortable, safe and confidential setting, with a trained and experienced facilitator. Group runs from April 14 to June 16, 10 weeks, on Tuesday evenings 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the hospice office (#207-4650 Lazelle Ave.) with facilitators Susan Viveiros BSW, MED, RSW, CCC and hospice volunteer Ina Nelson. For more details or to register, please call 250-6354811.

APRIL 2 – Art Club of Kitimat meets at 7 p.m. in Room 103 at MEMSS. Feathers & Fur – Bring materials of your choice and a visual reference of feathers or fur, or both, to work with. No supplies? We have some and we share. For more information contact Katherine Johnsen at 250-632-6888.

RELAY FOR Life registration deadline is May 15. Register on line at Last year, participants raised more than $141,000. Relay for Life with the theme “Relaying thru the Decades” goes from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 30 at Skeena Middle School track. THE HOMELESS Outreach Program and the Living Room Project provide services at the Old Carpenters Hall on the corner of Davis Ave. and Sparks St. Open Mon. to Thurs. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Fri. until 2 p.m. ROYAL PURPLE welcomes new members. For more details, call Sharon 635-6955.

KITIMAT MARCH 26 – The Kitimat Food Bank will be holding its Annual General Meeting on at 8:00 p.m. in the lounge at the Presbyterian Church (corner of Nalabila and Lahakas Blvds). Interested persons are welcome. MARCH 26 – Christ the King Parish Bereavement Ministry Committee will be sponsoring Connecting Each Other With Hope, a six week grief support group for adults. Sessions are from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Catholic Church Hall. Open to all, regardless of re-

ONGOING ON MONDAYS: From 1 to 3 p.m. the Zone 10 of the BC Seniors Games Society will be taking memberships for 2015. Registration is at the Kitimat Seniors Centre. For more information, call Bill Whitty at 250-632-2710, or call Margaret Ferns at 250632-2862. CONSIDER JOINING the Friends of the Public Library. To do so contact Luce Gauthier at lucegauthier10@gmail. com or Virginia Charron @ or call 250-632-8985. KITIMAT QUILTERS Guild: If you are interested in joining, please contact Aileen Ponter at 250-632-6225 or Janet Malnis at 250-632-7387. EVERY THURSDAY, the Kitimat Pottery Guild meets in the Riverlodge arts wing, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Interested in playing with clay? All experience levels welcome. For more, call Anne at 250-632-3318. THE KITIMAT Public Library offers the highly engaging Mother Goose StoryTime for pre-schoolers Mondays from 10:30 -11:15 .am. Free but please register. HEALTHY BABIES drop-in is held every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kitimat Child Development Centre. Welcoming families thru pregnancy and up to one year (older siblings welcome). Come meet other parents and infants over light refreshments with support from the CDC staff and a Public Health Nurse. For more, call 250-632-3144. CHILD DEVELOPMENT Centre Family Fun Spot Drop-In

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Fridays 1 to 3 p.m. Ages 0-5 welcome “A Great place for families to meet over coffee and toys!” Contact 250-6323144 for more details. KITIMAT FIBRE Arts Guild: Interested in knitting, spinning, weaving, or any other fibre? For more, phone Maureen 250-632-5444.

KITIMAT MULTIPLE Sclerosis - I have M.S. but M.S. does not have me. You are not alone, male or female, and the Kitimat M.S. group would like to be here for you. Total confidentiality. For more, call Mary at 250-639-6016. AGLOW OF Kitimat - All are welcome at our Care Group and Bible Study for men and women, singles or married, Thursday at 7:00 p.m. For information phone Brenda at 250632-1616. PRAYER CANADA Kitimat meets weekly on Tuesday at noon at Northwest Community College. All are welcome to pray for our town, province, and country. Contact Lesley for info at 250-6324554. DID YOU KNOW that literacy is more than just being able to read? The Kitimat Adult Literacy Program provides FREE tutoring services for adult interested in improving their reading, writing, math, communication, and information technology skills. Is English NOT your first language? We provide FREE tutoring and small group English as a Second Language (ESL) classes. For more information please call Brandi at 250-632-7393 or to see what’s happening at the Community Corner check us out at www.kitimatcommunityservices. ca/KALP.html or find us on facebook. DO YOU have diabetes? Individual and group counseling. For more info call 250-632-8313 during operating hours - Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. to noon, Thursdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - or leave message on our voice mail. We are located on the second floor of the Kitimat Hospital in the Home Support offices.


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APRIL 18 – The Seniors Centre will be hosting its Spring Tea and Bazaar from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Many in-house raffles! Come one, come all! ONGOING MUSICIANS AND singers: The Prince Rupert Community Band and Choir seek new members. Band meets Mondays 7:30 – 9:00 and Choir on Wednesdays 7:30 – 9:30. Both meet at the Peter Witherly Community Music Studio at CHSS, Prince Rupert Blvd. Call Peter Witherly at 250-6249634 for more details. MENTAL HEALTH Family Resource Centre will be offering Strengthening Families Together – a free education course for the families, friends and caregivers of individuals living with any mental illness. The course is 10 weeks long, one night per week in Prince Rupert. You will learn about the major mental illnesses, medication and treatment, the mental health system, strategies for self care, and how best to support your loved one. Registration is required and seating is limited. To register or for more details, please call Noreen toll free 1-866-326-7877 or email Course provided by the BC Schizophrenia Society. BEGINNER’S BAND for Adults - Have you

always wanted to learn a band instrument but never had the opportunity? Or, did you play long ago and would like to see if you can still make a sound? How about joining John Turner on Thursday evenings 7:00 – 8:00 at Prince Rupert Middle School Band room on 9th West. Call John Turner at 624-4634 for details. CORNERSTONE MB Church: Sunday Celebration every week @ 10:30 am, everyone welcome. Call 250-6271033 for details. THE PRINCE Rupert and District Hospice Society sponsors a nineweek support group, “Journey through Grief” Wednesday evenings, 2 - 3 times per year according to need for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. We believe that grief has no time limit so therefore your loss need not be a recent one. We do, however, recommend that there be at least 3 months from the time of your loss to joining the group. Learn what to expect and gain skills to manage your grief while connecting with others who share a similar journey. Pre-registration required. For further info, to register, or for 1:1 support, call the Hospice Office at 250-622-6204. Please leave your name and number and your call will be returned. PRINCE RUPERT Seniors Centre Bingo Fridays 1- 3 p.m. Everyone 19 years+ welcome.

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