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TERRACE - The Kitsumkalum and Kitselas can now formally advance into the final stages of their treaty negotiations with the federal and provincial governments thanks to agreements in principle signed Aug. 4. Both First Nations approved their agreements more than two years ago through referenda but senior government approval wasn’t made official until today’s signing. The Kitsumkalum agreement provides for approximately 45,406 hectares of land, north and west of Terrace, and $44.2 million (to be adjusted for inflation), once a final agreement is reached. The Kitselas agreement provides 36,158 hectares of land east of Terrace, and $34.7 million (to be adjusted for inflation), once a final agreement is reached. It may take several years yet of negotiations to reach a final agreement for both First Nations and members from each will again vote to approve of their content. Kitsumkalum chief councillor Don Roberts and Kitselas chief councillor Joe Bevan signed for their governments while the province was represented by aboriginal relations and reconciliation minister John Rustad. The federal government was to have been represented by Conservative Member of Parliament Mark Strahl from the Fraser Valley in his capacity as the parliamentary secretary to the federal aboriginal affairs minister but his trip here was cancelled because of Sunday’s election call. Instead, the federal government was represented by a senior land claims official to formally recognize Canada’s signing of both agreements in principle. “We’ve been waiting 20-some some years; it’s a long time to wait,” said Bevan. “I mean, having two people decide on the right course is tough enough, but getting three governments all wanting to position themselves, well that’s tough.” “This is a huge step, we’ve been waiting two-and-a-half years for them to review the document,” said Bevan. “It’s all up for negotiation. We can’t assume anything is a given,” he added of the next steps in negotiation. To honour the step forward, and to indicate Kitsumkalum’s desire to keep progressing, Roberts gave the province and Canada each a hand-painted paddle. “It is to signify that we will paddle together,” he said.
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PRINCE RUPERT - As provincial and federal funding announcements were being sprinkled all over northern B.C. last week as part of the New Building Canada Plan, Prince Rupert and Port Edward took centrestage last Tuesday. B.C. Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone arrived on the North Coast and was welcomed by Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain and Port Edward Deputy Mayor James Brown in council chambers at City Hall in Prince Rupert. Two funding announcements, one in each municipality, highlighted the minister’s stay. First, a $4.4 million contribution by the federal and provincial governments to help upgrade Prince Rupert water lines and dam infrastructure through a Raw Water Supply Grant was provided to the city. $2.193 million from each of the governments make up the total contribution. For Port Edward, $2 million was put towards the construction of a Wampler Way bypass designed to divert traffic from the community’s core and Skeena Drive and enable vehicles to exit the highway before the entrance of Watson Island onto a road looping behind the
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Transportation Minister Todd Stone, centre, is joined at Prince Rupert City Hall by Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain and Port Edward Deputy Mayor James Brown at a recent announcement. community’s current footprint. Wampler Way then reconnects to Skeena Drive past proposed LNG development. The provincial and federal government contributed $1 million each for that project. “Here in the north, our expanding resource sector is driving rapid growth in our provincial economy. So making the types of invest-
ments such as the ones that we’re here announcing today are going to be key in insuring our communities are going to be prepared for the continued growth,” said Minister Stone. “Today is a very exciting day for Prince Rupert,” added Mayor Brain. “That’s $4.4 million towards the existing, almost century-old origi-
nal water lines and water dam upgrades. They’re a critical piece of infrastructure that we absolutely need to address ... Not only is this going to help ensure the safety of the water supply for our residents, but it also is one of the requirements that we had to ensure that ExxonMobil were able to proceed on Lot 444 for their LNG proposal.”
Port Edward Deputy Mayor Brown was equally as excited for the funds injection for Wampler Way. “I’m proud to be from Port Edward. We all work very hard together here at the District of Port Edward,” he said. “This contribution ... would make [former Mayor Ed Wampler] really proud today. He was a real true leader. He taught us how to go and fulfill your goals and your vision ... We’re doing [this] for the people of Port Edward.” Minister Stone commented on his personal experience as eyes across the province and in Ottawa have shifted to northwestern B.C. with industry advances have helped make the region become a lightning rod for prospective job growth. “We are so excited about what’s going on in northwestern British Columbia,” said the minister. “It’s been far too long that this part of the province has often lagged behind from an economic perspective, but today this is the epicentre of some of the greatest employment opportunities that we’re going to see in our province for the next 50 years ... These are where the jobs are going to be, so we’re going to be there with infrastructure improvements so that infrastructure doesn’t
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Kitimat defends moves for affordable housing KITIMAT - The amendment to the M1 Zone was formally adopted by council on July 20, which sets contributions to the town’s affordable housing fund. The process capped off a lengthy public hearing process. Mayor Phil Germuth says the amendment will benefit Kitimat by providing affordable housing options to the community which will offset potential challenges with future construction. Kitimat saw a housing crunch during the construction work for the Rio Tinto Alcan modernization which resulted in low vacancy and high rental rates. The town already set contribution requirements for in-town work camps, namely so far a requirement of the Civeo lodge proposal and Horizon North, and this amendment, says the mayor, means the town can collect contributions from all camps that are
installed in the industrial areas as well. “We started a bylaw for camps outside the M1 zone, so that would be the Civeo camp and the Horizon North camp,” said Germuth, before council expanded to look at those within M1. The contributions are effectively $500 per bed, although the bylaw has provisions that a developer can instead build the affordable housing units directly. “In reality that works out even better for the community,” he said. “It takes away from us having to get builders together and manage a project.” Germuth notes that work camps do in a sense go a ways towards solving housing issues during construction but council still found it valuable to find benefits for the community at large from the projects. Support, he adds, isn’t always coming from other level of governments on affordable housing. “You had to find some way to do [affordable housing],” he said.
SMITHERS - The provincial fire centre here is now allowing Category 2 and 3 open fires in the Skeena and Bulkley fire zones but continues to ban them in the Nadina zone. The Aug. 4 announcement followed several days of heavy rains which have helped lower the fire hazard in the re-
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Commercial fishing season projected to be one of the worst By Kevin Campbell THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR
PRINCE RUPERT - It might have been a first for Prince Rupert council chambers. The 1984 comedic film ‘Ghostbusters’ was referenced by Coun. Joy Thorkelson at the last council meeting in July, but the councillor’s message was anything but funny. “[The ocean has] had a growth of algae that’s created a slime. If anyone has seen ‘Ghostbusters’, they’ll know ectoplasm. That’s what the slime is like – ectoplasm,” said the councillor. Area fishermen face the dire reality of a much lower-than-expected return on Skeena River sockeye salmon, a trend that is seemingly affecting all areas of B.C. due to the slime and warmer than usual temperatures on the North Coast. “It’s too bad because this was predicted to be the best year since 2001. [The United Fishermen and Allied Workers’ Union (UFAW)] were predicting to have a 3.5 million [run] return on the Skeena. Right now, it looks like we’ll have less than a million,” said Thorkelson, who is also a representative of the UFAW. Not only is the run much lower than expected, sitting at approximately 855,000, but the sockeye
have been much this year, but the Skeesmaller than in na Fisheries Commisprevious years, sion is informing all with the averFSC fishermen from age fish weighthe Gitksan, Gitaning in at five yow, Wet’suwet’en, pounds. Lake Babine and Lax “Multiply Kw’alaams Bands that that by $1.75 per if the run continues to pound in sockbe downgraded in-seaeye and that’s son, “it may be neceshow much [North sary to consider restricCoast] fishermen tions to limit Skeena have made this sockeye catch for conyear. It used to be servation reasons,” $3.00 per pound read a release from the Joy Thorkelson commission. ... Very few people in the cannery “Currently there are are going to have no restrictions on First enough hours to Nations FSC fishing in get unemployment the Skeena River. Recinsurance, which reational fishers can is going to create a bigger crunch on only take one Skeena sockeye per housing because people are going day and no commercial fishing for to have to rely on welfare and wel- Skeena sockeye is anticipated for fare will claw back all of the money this year, including inland fishing,” they’ve earned this summer, which the July 23 release stated, adding no won’t be very much,” Thorkelson commercial fishing is allowed unadded. til the run reaches the 1.05 million Along with the low return of threshold. Skeena sockeye, the Nass was ex“We still have faint hope, but pected to produce a run of 700,000, hope is becoming fainter. Pink but it’s now looking like the return salmon haven’t shown up. The first will be 200,000, said Thorkelson. day of canning was on July 9, which The situation hasn’t been cata- is the latest canning in my whole strophic enough to warrant the po- career,” said Thorkelson. tential closure of the Food, Social Record ocean temperatures and Ceremonial (FSC) Fishery are a full three degrees higher than
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Less than 1 million sockeye are expected to return on the Skeena. normal, scientists have said, and have caused a toxic algae bloom. A large warm blob of ocean water has moved into northwest B.C. waters, causing warm water predators to move farther north. The warm water also kills off some of the nutritious food that salmon usually
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Many activities were held during Riverboat Days 2015 in Terrace. Clockwise, from the left, Francis Campbell prepares salmon at a barbecue hosted by the Kitsumkalum First Nation; Rotarian Sean Bujtas congratulated Crystal Bouchard on winning the Rotary Duck Race and its first prize of $25,000; and Peter Wesley was named in a special category in the annual Riverboat Days parade. Below, clockwise from the left, Gina Curran from BC Transit, Terrace mayor Carol Leclerc and Eric Fenato from First Transit cut a cake celebrating 35 years of service in Terrace; Cody Skog’s Atlantis Taekwondo group goes through its paces during the parade and placed first in the group category; Save on Foods manager Cory Butler and Skeena Mall manager Amber Zanon prepared food during the freestyle motocross madness event held at the Skeena Mall; and Thorin Lafferty and Justin Rempel performed clean up duties for the horse entries in the parade. A large variety of events kicked off following the official opening ceremonies of Riverboat Days 2015 which were held in George Little Park. Events and activities continue up to this Sunday, Aug. 9 making the annual event the longest running of its kind within northwestern B.C.
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Kitimatian studying next generation of computer tech By Cameron Orr
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KITIMAT - As far as most consumers need to be aware a computer is essentially a magical machine that uses electricity to let us share photos of cartoon characters making humourous life observations through Facebook. However a wall in advancement is beginning to loom, where circuits can only get so much smaller, a part that allows both portable tech and faster speeds. At the University of Northern British Columbia a team of researchers, including Kitimat’s Aaron Germuth, are at work laying the groundwork for the next computer advancement, making circuits just a molecule wide. Germuth’s work has tak-
en him to Boston, where he gave a 20-minute presentation to a crowd at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Association for Computing Machinery International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures. His presentation was from information in a paper he co-wrote with Computer Science Professor Dr. Alex Aravind. “The idea is that every two or three years we get the transistors in computers a little bit smaller which means we can put more of them on which means our computers get a little bit faster. But we’re just advancing this little bit by little bit,” said Germuth. “The future is what if we could get these things to be one molecule big?” An interesting aspect of Germuth’s rise in academic prominence is that he, like
many people, didn’t actually know what he wanted to do when he applied to go to UNBC. In fact, his desire to go was primarily driven by the fact that a lot of his friends were going too. Even so, peer pressure that brings you to a university must be good peer pressure, and he’s been more than happy with his choice. “I’m glad I went because it’s a research intensive university and the professor to student class size means I had way more opportunities to do research with professors,” he said. His path led him from biochemistry to computer science to the joint-application he’s studying now. “This is all just theory now and we won’t know whether this can work until science advances to the point
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MOU leads to Tuck Inlet Road paving, more frequent sailings By Shaun Thomas
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LAX KW’ALAAMS - Residents of Lax Kw’alaams will soon have access to a paved road, a completely refurbished ferry and additional sailings to Prince Rupert. Minister of Transportation Todd Stone announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Lax Kw’alaams leadership on July 28 that will move forward the needed engineering work to pave Tuck Inlet Road, while the ministry will provide funding to refur-
bish the Spirit of Lax Kw’alaams in 2016/2017. The memorandum also commits the province to supporting five additional weekly trips between the two locations of Aero Point and Tuck Inlet beginning this summer with a $400,000 annual commitment. “By ensuring safe and reliable access to the community, we’re supporting local traffic and helping encourage future economic development in the area, which will benefit the Lax Kw’alaams and all British Columbians,” said Stone, noting the
ministry will work with the band regarding a future replacement for the current ferry. News of the paving moving forward was welcomed by Lax Kw’alaams Mayor Garry Reece, who recounted some of the experiences residents have had driving to and from their homes. “In 1997, Tuck Inlet Road was not more than an upgraded logging road from the community to Tuck Inlet. Our trucks and cars had to withstand the two-feet potholes and dusty road, which had a tremendous
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BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE ADMINISTRATOR (Twenty-Four Month Contract)
The Port offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits program. More details regarding this career opportunity are available at the Portâ€™s website at: www.rupertport.com. Individuals of aboriginal descent are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by August 18, 2015, to:
Director, Human Resources Prince Rupert Port Authority 200 â€“ 215 Cow Bay Road, Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1A2 Fax: (250) 627-8980 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pets & Livestock
SPINEFIT Rehab and Wellness is looking for a positive, motivated part-time employee to join our practice. All applicants should submit their resume with a hand written cover letter to our office on the second floor of the medical clinic.
The Port of Prince Rupert, Canadaâ€™s leading edge port in trade growth, maritime safety, environmental stewardship and community partnerships, invites applications from highly-motivated individuals for the following new position:
The ideal candidate would possess a college or university degree and completion of some Professional Technical Certifications (i.e. MCSE: Business Intelligence, CBIP, etc.) and three to five yearsâ€™ recent experience as a Business Intelligence Professional. In addition, the ideal candidate would also possess strong spoken and written communication skills and perform well individually in a team environment.
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CKC Havanese puppies Non-shed, vet checked, guaranteed. $1200 250-6351555 or www.littlecuban.net
Merchandise for Sale
Auctions BUD HAYNES & Wardâ€™s Firearms Auction. Sat., Aug. 29, 10 a.m., 11802 - 145 St., Edmonton, Alberta. Estate Stan Andruski of Manitoba. Website catalogue w/pictures online. To consign phone Linda 403597-1095 or 780-451-4549; www.budhaynesauctions.com; www.WardsAuctions.com.
Misc. for Sale 4 white Kenmore fridges 2 white coil top stoves Good Condition. $75.00 each. Available August 12th/13th. Call 250-624-3434 DONâ€™T OVERPAY! www.rtmihomes.com â€œYour smart housing solutionâ€? Canadaâ€™s largest provider of manufactured housing. Text or call (844-3342960). In stock 16â€™/20â€™/22â€™ Homes on sale now! 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 STEEL BUILDINGS. â€œOur big 35th anniversary saleâ€? 20x20 $4500. 25x24 $5198. 30x30 $7449. 32x36 $8427. 40x46 $12140. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-6685422 www.pioneersteel.ca.
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For Prince Rupert Routes Email: email@example.com what route you are interested in with your name, address & phone number
1st Ave West, 2nd Ave West, 3rd Ave West & Park Ave
For Sale By Owner
3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom furnished and unfurnished townhomes. 5 New appliances, Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Washer Dryer. High quality finishing, flooring and décor. Located on South Kalum close to Tim Horton’s, bus route, elementary school, Mill’s Memorial Hospital, shopping.
$190,000 2 bedroom detached renovated home for sale. Near kildala school and parks located on quiet Cul-de-sac. Large front/back yard. Double long concrete driveway. Call 250-639-2579 to view!
Available immediately. Viewing available by appointment. *References required including credit verification as necessary.
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 Roof, W/D and F/S. Snow blower and lawn mower included. ASKING $239,000 250-632-3912 Serious Inquiries Only
Lower Graham Ave & Atlin Ave
6th Ave East & Hays Cove Circle
For Sale By Owner
For Sale By Owner
FOR SALE BY OWNER 5119 Mills Ave, Terrace
Overlook St & 6th Ave East Seal Cove Circle & Area 10th Ave East, 11th Ave East & Plaza Street
Adorable rancher in quiet southside neighbourhood! 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 1100 sq ft. 5 appliances. Built in 2000, very well maintained and brand new roof.
250-624-8088 737 Fraser St, Prince Rupert
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 840 Columbia Ave. – Ph. 250-632-6014 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Rev. Tim Coleman
SUMMER HOURS Sunday Service at 7pm Grace Alone, Faith Alone, In Christ Alone
Sunday, August 9 Coffee/tea at 9:30 am
Kitimat Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room Phone 250-632-4924 • www.pacificcornerstone.com
MISSIONARIES TO IRELAND • The Carlaws
Christ Church Anglican
The Harvest THE HARVEST MINISTRIES CANADA
1220 Kingfisher Ave. • Ph. 250-632-7812
NO “Bible Connections” or Sunday School Worship at 10:00 am
All are Welcome
Ph. 250-632-5501 email: email@example.com
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Sunday, August 9 at 1:00 PM (New Time)
Saturday Night Service August 8 at 7pm
Eucharist with Fr. Ernest Buchanan Faith is seen in our actions.
View live webstreaming of Saturday Service at: www.theharvest.ca/live
REDEEMER LUTHERAN CHURCH CONGREGATION OF LUTHERAN CHURCH CANADA
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
Christ the King PARISH
1760 Nalabila Boulevard Ph 250-632-2215 • Father Babji Merugu, SAC www.catholickitimat.ca MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday Evening at 7:30 pm Sunday Morning at 10:00 am
Presbyterian Church Lahakas and Nalabila Ph. 250-632-2044 or 250-639-6464
Sunday, August 9 11th Sunday after Pentecost
10:00 am Morning Worship Service Worship Leader: Albert Van Der Haven Worshipping together with First United Church
2 BEDROOM BUNGALOW
3 bdrm, 2.5 bath townhouse in Kenney Estates. 1284 sq/ft plus full basement which is partially finished, new lino and hardwood floors, freshly painted. Laundry facilities on main floor. Both parties must be 55+. Available for immediate occupation. Asking $346,000. Serious enquiries only please. Call 250-635-6992 or 250-6152153 (Barb’s cell). Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pacific Cornerstone Baptist Church
Business for Sale Local video store for sale 250-638-8555 from 12 pm 5 pm to make an appointment to discuss details, serious enquiry only.
8th Ave West, 9th Ave West & McBride Street
A New Testament Church tel. 250-632-1146
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Kitimat Worship Directory For information on placing a church listing, please call 250-632-6144, or email email@example.com
Kitimat Lighthouse Centre 117 Oriole St., Kitimat
6:30 pm every Friday
“Religion is a drag”
Christian fellowship meetings starting August 9, 2015 at 2:30pm
Kitimat Pentecostal Fellowship Pastor Mickeal Hoffman 1340 Kingfisher Avenue Church Ph. 250-632-5623 www.kitimatpentecostalfellowship.com
Sunday, August 9 - 10:30 am Morning Worship Service and Children’s Church Wednesday Evenings 7:30 pm - Bible Studies ALL ARE WELCOME
“Jesus...I am the light of the world.” John 8:12 Contact Cathy at 250-624-2184
FIRST UNITED CHURCH
1180 Kingfisher Ave. • Ph. 250-632-7149 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • www.kitimatunitedchurch.ca/index.html
Rev. Dr. Dona Lethbridge
Joint United-Presbyterian Sunday Service at 10am at Kitimat Presbyterian Church for August
Real Estate For Sale By Owner Live aboard well maintained fiberglass furnished, twin diesels, 42’ cabin cruiser houseboat. Docking fee & hydro $265 per month. Best offer around $39,000. Phone (250) 600-2900 Unit 4 Kenney Estates, 4 bdrm, 3 bath townhouse (2004) in 55+ strata. 2568 sq/ft on 2 levels, master bdrm and laundry on main level. Beautifully finished open concept with hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, and large windows. Double garage, attached heated workshop, heat pump/AC, water softener, central vac, fully fenced yard. Easy walking distance to town. Asking $419,000. For more info or appt to view call 250-615-9325
Houses For Sale 1,350 sq.ft home on 1/3 of an acre. 3 bedrooms, large mudroom, lots of storage. Wired shop, wood shed, storage shed. 4664 Marten Drive-Copperside Estates. $249,000. Ph: (250) 635-9025, Cell/Text: (250) 635-2933, Email: email@example.com
Lots 1.1 Acre Lot 120X400, 4928 Agar. Terrace $350,000 250631-7486 firstname.lastname@example.org 2.56 acre lot at Lakelse Lake on highway side. 250-7989554 2707 Sparks Street, R2 duplexe lot, 88x123, $128,000 4842 Lazelle Ave, 100x75, R5 3 plex lot, $146,000. 250-6357250
Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 1 bdrm apartment, elderly couple preferable, rent in negotiable. 250-635-3461
BEST PLACE TO LIVE Now taking applications for 1, 2, & 3 bdrm. suites If you’re looking for clean, quiet living in Terrace and have good references. Please Call: 250-638-0799 Walsh Avenue Apartments
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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NEID NEID ENTERPRISES ENTERPRISES LTD. LTD. ‘YOUR RECREATION SPECIALIST’
PHONE 250-635-3478 • FAX 250-635-5050 4921 KEITH AVENUE, TERRACE, B.C.
*SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS
60 MONTHS AND
REBATES UP TO $1500 Apt/Condo for Rent
GATEWAY APARTMENTS McBride & 8th Prince Rupert Unfurnished - Furnished (Furnished short Term Rentals Available) Close to downtown Adult-oriented No Pets
Cars - Sports & Imports
Apt/Condo for Rent HILLCREST PLACE APARTMENTS Totally Renovated (ask for details) Security Entrance, Dishwasher, No Pets, No Smoking 250-632-7814
Cars - Sports & Imports
2013 Toyota Camry SE
4 Dr, Auto, Touchscreen, Bluetooth, A/C, C/C, P/W, P/L 70,036 kms
2009 Honda Element 4 Dr, Auto, A/C, Folding Rear Seats, C/C, Towing Package, P/W, P/L 147,009 kms
2012 Mazda 3
4 Dr. auto, A/C, C/C, Satellite Radio, Heated Seats, Bluetooth, 34,844 kms
Please call 250-632-2822 or 250-639-0339
Free heat & Free Hot Water Furnished & Unfurnished 1 & 2 bedrooms Security Entrances No Pets. No Smoking
PR: 2 bdrm water view apartment for rent. F/S/W/D included. No pets, $1200. per month Adult oriented newer 3 bdrm home. Ref. req. , no pets. Call 250-600-2334
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QUATSINO APTS KITIMAT Downtown location Balconies Security Entrances Some furnished suites Call for an appointment 250.632.4511
SANDPIPER APTS KITIMAT Newer Buildings Elevators Security Entrances Covered Parking Balconies www.kitimatapartments.com
Apartment Furnished Port Edward / Prince Rupert 2 bedroom FURNISHED or not with washer & dryer. Quiet working tenants $1200.00 per month. Ready now. 3 bedroom house ready soon. Leave a message at 250-627-4663.
Duplex / 4 Plex
1/2 duplex Thornhill bench 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, carport, includes fridge/stove/ washer and dryer, large yard, no pets please, $1200/mo. Call 250-615-7810
4 bdrm, 2 bath side-by-side duplex, over 2000 sq/ft close to downtown, in cul-de-sac, F/S, W/D, DW, wood flooring, fenced yard, separate shop, window covering & more. Min. 1 year lease, non-smokers, pets neg., $1900/mo + dd +pet deposit. Avail. August 1, 2015. For applications 250-635-4368
4912 Highway 16 West, Terrace, BC V8G 1L8
250-635-6558 or 1-800-313-6558 DL#5957
Trucks & Vans
1 and 2 bedroom apartments for rent, under new management, newly renovated, large suites with balconies, includes hot water.
KITIMAT APTS BEST VALUE
Starting at $725 • Balconies • Security Entrances • Cameras for your safety • Now includes basic cable Visit our Website www.kitimatapartments.com Phone: 250.632.APTS (2787)
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Misc for Rent
THIS WEEKS SPECIALS
Apt/Condo for Rent
Trucks & Vans
Homes for Rent 2 bdrm townhouse, clean, quiet, F/S, W/D. N/P, N/S. Adult oriented. $900/mo + utilities. 250-635-5587 3 bdrm- big house, big yard, newly renovated, $1400/mo ref. required, avail. Sept. 7th 778-634-2220/250-641-2489 3 bdrm townhouse in horseshoe, newly reno’d. N/P, N/S. Good refs. reqd. $1300/mo + util, avail. Sept 01. 250-6159361 (leave a message) 3 Bedroom Bungalow For Rent in Kitimat with garage, fully reno’d with F/S, W/D, D/W and fully fenced back yard. Pets Negotiable avail: Sept 1st $1600/m call: 1-250-266-4536 Adam 5 bdrm house N/S, N/P, $1,700/mo, Excellent Rental Refs Requ’d 250-638-8639 AVAILABLE NOW. Executive House. Furnished 4 bed/ 2 full baths. $2500/mo. Absolutely NP/NS. 1 yr lease. 250-6387747, leave message. Kitimat Pet Friendly, 4 Bdrm, 2 Bath, F/S, W/D. $1600/mnth- call 1.604.760.4418 for more info New 2 bedroom bungalow furnished or unfurnished. Avail. Sept. 01. Suitable for two working people. $1250/mo. Call 250-635-4229 leave message after nine rings.
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
PREMIUM QUALITY TRUCK CANOPIES & TONNEAU COVERS!
CALL JOHN COOPER TODAY! 250-635-4941 5004 Highway 16 West, Terrace
20’ Seaswirl 1996 Coastal/Inland boat Johnson 115 hp, EZ loader trailer. Was $29,000. Used three hours on lake and has always been in storage. $19,000. 250-798-9554
Cars - Sports & Imports
2008 YAMAHA KODIAK 450 WITH PLOW KIT
2005 BMW X5
150,000 km, 4 wheel drive, excellent condition, panoramic sunroof, two owners, all records, includes 4 winter tires, great vehicle but owner moving overseas.
$14,000 O.B.O. Phone 250-624-2402 or 250-638-6844
2010 ARCTIC CAT 700 MUD PRO WITH TRACKS
2 bedroom basement suite all utilities included., N/S, N/P At 4825 Walsh Ave., Terrace $1250/mo. Avail. immediately. (250)635-5388 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath, newly reno., in the horseshoe, elec. heat, N/S, N/P, exc. refs., $1200/month, 250-638-8639 Lrge 1 Bdrm Basement Suite fully furnished, quiet, lg yard, W/D, F/S. Non-Smoking, employed tenant wanted. $950/m Kitimat call: 250-639-0194 PR: 1 bdrm suite. 648 Fulton Street. Kitchen, living room, 1 bathroom. $700 per month. Avail. now. Call 250-624-6127
DISTRICT OF STEWART
2013 YAMAHA GRIZZLY 700 EPS
2006 Honda Civic
196,550 km, one owner, dealership maintained. C/w set of snow tires on rims, 17”profile summer tires on “sweet” rims. Manual transmission. Asking $4500 250.632.1467 or 250.632.3908 Kitimat
2001 YAMAHA R1 BIKE
2012 MIRROCRAFT 16’ WITH 50 YAMAHA
Recreational/Sale 2010 ARCTIC CAT PROWLER 1000 WITH TRACKS
3 burner stove, 2-way fridge (gas & electric), washroom. Sleeps 4. Excellent cond.
Asking $9,000. Ph. 250-632-2781 Kitimat
2007 Class A Newmar top end motorhome. 40 ft, 400 H diesel pusher, 6 speed Allison transmission. Winterized, fully self contained, 4 slides, 2 bathroom sinks, 7 kva light plant, low mileage, 6 years bumper to bumper extended warranty 76.000 km. Asking price $125.000 or will trade for equal value property, acreage, etc. prefer Terrace or Pr. Rupert area. Call 250-842-8996
TAKE NOTICE THAT, in accordance with the Community Charter, the Council of the District of Stewart is proposing to lease the following land only: Lots 12 – 35, Block 29 Plan 951 District Lot 433 To: Soucie Construction Ltd. PO Box 33 Stewart, BC V0T 1W0
Serious Inquiries Only Please
2006 8ft Adventure CAMPER
NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY DISPOSITION PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 26 & 94 OF THE COMMUNITY CHARTER
CLASSIC/COLLECTOR 1971 300SEL 3.5 Mercedes Benz. 75,000km. Very good condition, always garaged, never driven in winter. Well maintained. Maintenance records, service/parts book. Manuals. Some spare parts. 250-632-6755
* Plus applicable taxes.
TERRACE OFFICE/RETAIL FOR LEASE #101-4614 Greig Ave. 1800 sq ft, air-conditioned Available immediately Agent-Shannon McAllister 250-635-9184 c-250-615-8993 Terrace Real Estate Co. Ltd.
32’ FIBERGLASS FERRELL BOAT 2300hrs on New 370H.P. Fresh Water cooled 8.1L Diesel Engine, Trolling valve, Bow Thruster, 3 Stage Steering, 2 Hydraulic Deep lines and Trap Puller, Sounder, Radar, 2 Radios, Com-Dev Auto Pilot, Spare Prop, 8’ Dinghy. Assessed at $84,400 Can be seen at MK Bay Marina. Includes slip Best offer over $55,000 Contact Warren Poff at 250-632-6119
Suites, Lower Your Northwest Distributor for
Townhouses 3 BDRM, 2 bath townhouse. Avail now. Horseshoe area. NS/NP. 5 appl. $1500/month. 250-638-7747 leave message.
4946 Greig Ave., Terrace
The period of the lease is 3 (three) years commencing from January 1, 2015. The purpose of this lease is for equipment, storage and repair depot. The rent will be at .15 per square foot as per the District of Stewart Land Leasing Policy #ADM-014. Total lease amount for the 3 year period is $28,350.00. For any further information, or to submit any comments or concerns, please contact:
Mrs. M. Tarrant Chief Administrative Officer District of Stewart Ph: 250.636.2251
On or before 4:00pm on August 14, 2015. Emails can be sent to: email@example.com
Trucks & Vans
Please identify your subject as: “Soucie Construction Ltd. Lease”
Tuesday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. www.kensmarine.ca
1998 Ford F150, 4x4, V8 4.6, extended cab, first owner, great running cond. with many parts replaced. Incl. remote start, box liner, K&N air filter and dual exhaust. 270,000km, $3995. 250-635-6219
Boats 2014 Yamaha outboard motor 4 H.P. longshaft never been on a boat. Paid $ 1680.00. Make an offer. D1 1885 Queensway Drive, trailer court.
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AUGUST 8 – The Skeena Valley Farmers Market opens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Market Square, next to George Little Park. Today’s music is Theresa Michelle Mohr from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. AUGUST 8, 9 – Three Breed Classic Horse Show rides at the Thornhill Community Grounds. Entries due July 25. Open, AQHA, APHA and ApHC approved classes. Judges are Bruce Army from Arizona and Mary Ingweson from Nebraska. For more, including program and registration form, see the Terrace Three Breed Classic Horse Show page on Facebook. AUGUST 10-13 – Free Film Program for Youths is a four-day adventure in filmmaking from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Skeena Diversity Centre. Learn how to plan, shoot and edit a short film, work creatively with a small group of peers and have a ridiculous amount of fun! All levels of experience welcome. Meals and snacks provided. Limited space so sign up today! Put on by Greater Terrace Healthy Communities Committee, Terrace Women’s Resource Centre and Skeena Diversity Society. For more details, call 250635-6530 or go to skeenadiversity.com or facebook.com/terraceyouth. AUGUST 10-14 – CANsail Kids sails from 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for ages six to 14. There is a fee to take part. Sailboats and kayaks for kids to use under the guidance of certified instructors. Dryland games, sailing skills, water safety. No experience necessary! To register or for more, call the Terrace Sportsplex 250615-3000. AUGUST 15 – The Skeena Valley Farmers Market opens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Market Square, next to George Little Park. Today’s music: Barefoot Caravan (Angela) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. AUGUST 18 – Historic Downtown Walking Tour is at 7 p.m. Join Heritage Park Museum’s community programmer for a guided interpretive walking tour through Terrace’s downtown. Learn about the
history of Terrace from George Little’s pre-emption to Dog ‘n’ Suds. Tour meets at Brolly Square at the corner of Emerson and Lakelse. Please wear appropriate walking shoes. Water will be provided. Fee per participant includes an interpretive takehome pamphlet. Call the museum to register 250-635-4546 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. AUGUST 20 – ‘Spa Xksuutks (Port Essington) History’ by CJ BennettNabess, Kitsumkalum Research Department, and Kelsey Wiebe, curator of Heritage Park Museum is at 7 p.m. in the Dance Hall at Heritage Park Museum. Bennett-Nabess, Gitselasu member and researcher, will speak about the Tsimshian history at Spa Xksuutks. He will be accompanied by a researcher from Kitsumkalum. Wiebe will frame the socioeconomic history of Port Essington. Together, the three will illuminate the history of the now abandoned cannery town and fall camping site along the Skeena River. Admission is free or by donation. AUGUST 20-22 – Zion Baptist holds its first Vacation Bible School SonTreasure Island for kids age five to 11 from 10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. each day. Games, crafts, music, snacks and more. Kids will have the opportunity to discover more about God’s love. Limited spaces so register early! To register or for more details go to www.zionbaptist.ca or call 250-638-1336. AUGUST 22 – The Skeena Valley Farmers Market opens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Market Square, next to George Little Park. Today’s music is Jamie Hann from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. AUGUST 24, 25 – Party Planning! for kids and teens is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Terrace Women’s Resource Centre. Girls of all ages: come make big, outrageously cool crafts and play fun games to prepare for our summer’s end party; which you are also invited to! Free. Register with Tif at the Women’s Resource Centre. For more details, contact Tif at 250-6380228 or terrace.cloc@ gmail.com.
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SEPTEMBER 1 – Sportfish Advisory Committee meeting, 7 p.m. at Kitimat Rod & Gun Club. Topics for discussion: fish possession limits and transporting; and Steelhead plan. For more, call Jack Riddle 250-888-8202. ONGOING HOSPICE: DO you have a couple of hours a month to make phone calls, plant flowers, share memories, play cards, etc.? Hospice can provide excellent training. Call 250-632-2278.
BRANCH 250 of the Kitimat Ladies Auxiliary holds meetings the second Thursday of the month. For more, call Nancy 250-632-4051 or Lyn 250-632-2351. CONSIDER JOINING the Friends of the Public Library. To do so contact Luce Gauthier at lucegauthier10@gmail. com or Virginia Charron @ email@example.com 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, single or married, Thursday at 7 p.m. For info, phone Brenda at 250-632-1616. 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 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, please call Brandi at 250-6327393 or to see what’s happening at the Com-
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DO YOU have diabetes? Individual and group counselling. For more info call 250-6328313 during operating hours - Wednesdays 8 a.m. to noon, Thursdays 8 a.m. - 4 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.
NARCOTICS PROBLEM? Mondays 8-9 pm, 223 4th Ave East, Presbyterian Church.
PRINCE RUPERT ONGOING FRENCH COFFEE Club: Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, join AFFNO and friends for French conversation (or just come and listen!) and coffee 3-4:30 p.m. in the new Hecate Strait building (120 First Ave. East, same building as Cargo Kitchen). For more, call 250-627-1313. MENTAL HEALTH Family Resource Centre offers Strengthening Families Together – a free education course for families, friends and caregivers of individuals living with any mental illness. The course is 10 weeks long, one night per week in P.R. Registration required, limited seating. To register, call
NORTH COAST Victim Services Act Now! Obtain a free home security package and a free home inspection. Call 250-627-7779. FROM TEARS to Hope Prince Rupert’s Community Grief Support Group provides education and sharing. Meetings run 8 consecutive weeks, several times each year. Pre-registration is required. Contact 250-627-7779. PRINCE RUPERT Alcoholics Anonymous If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. Prince Rupert A.A, 250627-1119 THE RED Cross Health Equipment Loan Program is looking for volunteers. The program loans equipment at no charge to those who need it. If you can spare two or more hours per month, please come and see us on the A Floor in the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital on Thursdays from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. or call 250-6243279.
AL-ANON MEETINGS: First Presbyterian Church, 233 4th Ave. E in basement. Tues. 8 pm. All are welcome. Call 250-627-4899. KAIEN ANTI-POVERTY Society is seeking persons interested in becoming members of a group who wish to make positive changes for those living below the poverty line. For more information on this community involvement opportunity, call KAPS 250-627-5277 and leave a message. FRASER STREET Literacy wants to help you acquire the skills, knowledge and confidence to participate fully in your life! If you would like tutoring or help to achieve your goals, visit our community classroom is open Monday Friday in Room 190 at the NWCC from 11 am until 2:30 pm. If you are a student upgrading, we can help with your studies. We also specialize in forms and applications. KAPS PRO Bono Services for people in need of free legal advice. Clinics held at 571 McKay St. If you needing legal advice, contact 250-627-5277 KAPS. THE PRINCE Rupert Hospital Auxiliary Society is looking for new members.
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Friday, August 7, 2015
Prince Rupert hockey product inks a deal with Polish team
Heart stopping …
By Kevin Campbell THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR
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TERRACE - Regan Sieg prepares for another stunt Aug. 1 at the motocross madness freestyle event held at the Skeena Mall, one of the many Riverboat Days 2015 events.
PRINCE RUPERT - “If new goalkeeper Frank Slubowski can catch a fish, a small hockey puck should be no problem.” That’s the translated cutline that accompanies a photo featuring a grinning Slubowski, a Prince Rupert goaltending product who suited up for the NCAA’s Western Michigan Broncos for the last four years, holding up a fish on Polish website nto.pl. Last week, Slubowski signed a one-year contract with the Polska Hokej Liga’s (Polish Hockey League) Orlik Opole. “They found me,” said the goalkeeper describing the process of signing in Poland. “Poland’s trying to establish their national team and their league over there, so they’re trying to make it stronger. They’re recruiting guys, especially with Polish backgrounds.” Slubowski, who had a career 2.34 GAA and .909 SV% with the Broncos playing Division I hockey, has admit-
tedly never seen a Polska Hokej Lifa (PHL) game or been to Poland, but he’s eager to learn. “I’m kind of nervous because it’s overseas, but I thought it was the best opportunity for me,” he said, adding his flight leaves next week. According to Polish international hockey rules, if a player has a Polish background (as Slubowski does) and plays in Poland for two seasons, then that player can qualify for the Polish national team – a program that the country is prepared to invest in and grow. “I looked at both options – staying in North America and over in Europe and I just figured with this national team opportunity and the opportunity to rise faster over in Europe rather than North America, I thought it was the best option,” he said. I n t e r e s t i n g l y, Slubowski takes over for another North American goaltender who left Opole to play in Kazakhstan this season, John Murray. Murray played in North America’s Ontario Hockey League, East Coast
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Frank Slubowski will be playing goal for Orlik Opole of the Polish Hockey League next year. Hockey League and American Hockey League before making the jump to Europe. According to PHL rules, starting this year a player with Polish roots must appear in goal for at least half of each team’s games during the season. Slubowski fits that bill pretty well and was a main target for Opole in the off-season. Helping Slubowski learn the language after already playing a year in the PHL, Poland’s top hockey league, will be American Mike
Cichy – a forward who played with Slubowski in the goalie’s first year at Western Michigan. Cichy was the thirdleading goal scorer in the PHL last year, finding the net 29 times in 44 games. “Just knowing someone and someone who can speak English will help a lot,” said Slubowski. “[Learning the language and customs] will come in time. I heard it’s a different lifestyle ... to learn about it will be pretty fun.”
Kitimat soccer on the increase By Cameron Orr THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR
TERRACE - The popularity of youth soccer in Kitimat continues to rise, says soccer coach Donald Pacheco. Pacheco recently finished his annual Coach P’s Soccer Camp program which runs for a week in July. He said for this fourth year he continues to see a rise in participants. It edged up even further this year from 47 to 50. Overall Kitimat Youth Soccer is up 35 new players as well. “Soccer’s starting to get big in this town again,” said Pacheco, who knows the sport, in
decades past, has been immensely popular. His week-long soccer camp uses four instructors, and he said this year’s participants were actually the best group he’s had. He introduced a video session which he said proved very useful. Building up the sport with the younger players, he says, will go a long ways in making it a staple activity for Kitimat. The camp serves kids between five and 14 years old. His work with the summer camp has been successful enough that he says he’ll be hosting similar camps in other communities next year.
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Soccer is growing in popularity among young people in Kitimat, as evidenced by having 50 participants between the ages of five and 14 enrolling in a week-long skills development camp last month.
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