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Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Alaska ferry sailings cut in half


MV Taku taken out of service for fiscal year

Heart of our city: Juliane Mark Page A5


News Police respond to weekend incident Page A2

THINKING GLOBALLY, ACTING LOCALLY Kevin Campbell / The Northern View

Left to right, Averil Cociani, Caterina Cociani and Carina Franes raise money as Earth Rangers at a lemonade and bake stand on Thursday. The Rangers are helping the Swift Fox population growth through their efforts to identify suitable population and habitat strategies.

The State of Alaska released its Alaska Marine Highway schedule and Prince Rupert will see a 50 per cent drop in traffic come summer. The MV Taku, which has served Prince Rupert in the past, will be out of service for the entire - Scott Farwell fiscal year. “As a result of the MV Taku entering layup status for the entire operating year, Prince Rupert sailings have been reduced from four days per week to two days per week,” explained Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities communications officer Jeremy Woodrow. See FERRIES on Page A2

“It’s not good news, that is for sure.”

Students returning to class Tuesday morning Sports Seniors excel at 2015 B.C. Games Page A14

Feature Celebrating the labour movement Pages A21-23


It’s smooth sailing for the Prince Rupert School District (SD52) in the lead-up week to the new school year. With school beginning on Sept. 8, kids are heading back to the classrooms and teachers are ready to handle a brand new season, said superintendent of schools, Sandra Jones last week. “It’s always a celebratory time of year for educators because every year is so fresh ... We’ve got lots of great activities planned for our teachers that will obviously have an impact on their kids in the classroom and we’ve got great programs happening at every school,” said Jones. “Gradually people are trickling in and coming in to kind of see what’s going on. We’re doing the last of the finishing touches on the summer maintenance and


“We’re doing the last of the finishing touches.” - Sandra Jones custodial work and we’re excited about a startup.” School start times vary across the district. Conrad Street Elementary, Lax Kxeen Elementary, Roosevelt Park Elementary and Pineridge Elementary students begin at 9 a.m. and finish the day at 2:45 p.m. while Port Edward Community School starts classes at 8:45 a.m. and finish at 2:30 p.m. Prince Rupert Middle School begins at 8:50 a.m. and finishes classes at 3 p.m. and Charles Hays Secondary starts at 8:40 a.m. and students depart for the day at 3:10 p.m. Pacific Coast School starts up at 8:45 a.m. and lasts until 3:10 p.m. while Hartley Bay

Elementary and Hartley Bay Secondary begin classes at 9 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. respectively and both schools finish at 3 p.m. Bus locations and schedules were also posted as were registration dates and special attendance start times for Sept. 8. Regular class schedules begin on Wednesday, Sept. 9. “For [Charles Hays Secondary], people worry that they don’t have enough stuff or they need a list of things they need to bring in, but in fact, at the high school levels, teachers will tell the kids in their first classes what they’d like them to have. I always say ‘bring a pen’. Have something to write with or some paper, so it’s all pretty straightforward,” said Jones. Student class list postings will differ from school to school and will most likely be given out on Sept. 8. For any inquiries regarding the new school year, call the Prince Rupert School District at 250-624-6717.

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Winter sailings to be early morning FERRIES from Page A1 “Due to budget cuts every community that is served by the AMHS will see a reduction in service in one form or another. The priority of AMHS is not to cut off any one community from ferry service entirely and create a schedule that serves the most people in as many communities as possible within the budget that is provided each operating year.” While the number of sailings has been cut down to two per week, Woodrow said he doesn’t anticipate a significant reduction in the number of passengers coming through Prince Rupert. “Our data has shown that the reduced frequency has not resulted in a reduction of ridership. The Matanuska, being the larger of the two vessels, has more than the capacity to fulfill the traffic demand to/from Prince Rupert,” he said. Tourism Prince Rupert chair Scott Farwell said the service reductions were anticipated but will nonethless have an impact on the North Coast. “It’s not good news, that’s for sure, but we did know it was coming,” he said. “Any time there is a reduction in service, that is a cause for concern.” As for the winter months, the schedule calls for a weekly Tuesday arrival at the Alaska Marine Highway terminal, with the departure scheduled three hours later. This is in contrast to the five hour layover experienced last winter. In most cases, the vessel arrives very early Tuesday morning. For example, the latest the ship arrives in and departs from Prince Rupert is at 4 a.m. and 7 a.m., respectively. The schedule is altered slightly in March when a vessel arrives on Monday and spends four hours in town on March 7 and 14.

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Prince Rupert RCMP officers surround a residence on Ninth Avenue East at approximately 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Armed officers respond to alleged domestic disturbance BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

At approximately 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, a large police presence arrived on Ninth Avenue East in Prince Rupert and cordoned off a section of the street.

Armed and uniformed RCMP officers and plainclothes officers reportedly told neighbouring residences to be ready to evacuate their homes and engaged in an brief standoff outside a nearby residence. The incident involved an alleged domestic dispute involving

a woman who was armed. At approximately 1:15 p.m., a woman was taken into custody. The street was unblocked for regular traffic flow by 2 p.m. Prince Rupert RCMP did not immediately return a request for comment on the incident from the Northern View.

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Eelgrass not DP World acquires Fairview Terminal being moved Deal was closed Aug. 18


Pacific NorthWest LNG is denying claims that it plans to move eelgrass from Flora Bank and relocate it to the Skeena River. That concern was raised by Joey Wesley in discussing the peaceful occupation of Lelu Island in the Aug. 28 Northern Connector, but Pacific NorthWest LNG senior advisor of corporate affairs Spencer Sproule said those plans are not on the books. “As part of our ongoing collaboration through the environmental assessment process, Pacific NorthWest LNG has presented a concept to area First Nations and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans whereby eelgrass transplants – from Porpoise Channel, not Flora Bank – could be undertaken to partially offset potential impacts to habitat as a result of our proposed marine infrastructure,” he said. “Any program would follow proven methods and best practices that have yielded positive outcomes in other areas of British Columbia. We have engaged two world leading restoration scientists to work with us and area First Nations as this proposal takes shape. No on-the-ground work has or will take place unless the concept is approved by the Government of Canada.” The peaceful occupation continues, with boats on hand to take supporters to Lelu Island.


DP World has now confirmed the completed acquisition of Fairview Terminal in Prince Rupert. A report from CEO Mohammed Sharaf, which was included in the company’s first half financial report, noted that the acquisition of the terminal was completed on Aug. 18. DP World chairman Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem said the purchase was part of an aggressive expansion undertaken by the company. “In 2015, we have invested over $3.5 billion in acquisitions and expansionary [capital expenditures], and this investment leaves us well placed to capitalize on the significant medium to longterm growth potential of this industry ... We remain

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The acquisition of Fairview Terminal by DP World was completed on Aug. 18/

“We remain focused on delivering relevant new capacity.” - Mohammed Sharaf on course to deliver over 100 million TEUs of capacity by 2020, while maintaining the existing shape of our portfolio,” he said. “We believe our business is well positioned to continue to outperform the market. We remain focused on delivering relevant new capacity in the right markets, improving efficiencies and managing costs to drive profitability,”

added Sharaf. The Fairview Terminal website, www., has also been converted to reflect the ownership change and includes information on upcoming ship calls. Earlier this year the Prince Rupert Port Authority said the acquisition of Fairview Terminal by DP World, which is owned by the

Dubai government, was “a positive step in the evolution of Prince Rupert’s port operations”. Maher Terminals declined comment on the sale of the terminal. DP World made their intentions to purchase the facility for $580 million known in April of this year. The company says some of the benefits to the province and the region include access to DP World’s “state-of-the-art supply chain securities and safety practices” and “world-class productivity enhancing best practices in container terminal development and operation”.

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Port Edward trailer court shutdown date arrives Stonecliff Properties to begin decommissioning BY SHAUN THOMAS PORT EDWARD / The Northern View

Following a lengthy dispute between tenants and property owner Stonecliff Properties, the Port Edward trailer court was to be shut down on Aug. 31. “Stonecliff continues to work with the tenants and the Residential Tenancy Board and expects that everyone will provide full and peaceful vacant possession and occupation of all sites as required by law on Aug. 31, 2015. It should be noted that while Stonecliff can retain the services of a bailiff (by filing its orders of possession with the BC Supreme Court), this is seen as a last resort for only those tenants who refuse to obey the law,” read a statement from company solicitor Michael Gemmiti. “Stonecliff did not intend or foresee this unfortunate result when it purchased the park in 2013.” Stonecliff gave notice of its intention to shut down the park on Aug. 22, 2014, claiming the property was losing between $10,000 and $15,000 per month. While Stonecliff had “underwent considerable expense to develop a plan to renovate the park with minimal interruption”, those plans were met with staunch opposition from tenants. Members of the Port Edward Manufactured Home Owners Association said demands to move their private property to facilitate the work, as well as issues with the landlord taking rent payments and plans to restrict access to the site, were unacceptable. As well, tenants alleged

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Stonecliff Properties will begin decommissioning the Port Edward trailer court.

“There are no further appeals that can be made.” - Michael Gemmiti harassment regarding rent was causing significant stress. When Stonecliff announced its plans to shut down the trailer court, citing an inability to repair critical infrastructure, relations between the two groups were even further stressed, with several tenants challenging the eviction notice. “In three separate hearings, involving a joined

action application (multiple tenants) and two separate applications, the RTB dismissed every application, upheld the 12-month notice and awarded orders of possession to the Landlord,” explained Gemmiti. “Every tenant was aware of the consequences of not allowing the required repairs so that Stonecliff could provide proper health and safety standards and meet community by-laws for the benefit of the existing and future tenants. Each tenant received due process under the law. There are no further appeals that can be made.” Stonecliff now plans to begin decommissioning of the site quickly and notes that “deteriorated infrastructure and debris” will begin to be removed after Aug. 31.

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September 2, 2015• Northern View • A5

Heart of our City

From newcomer to Rupert guide Juliane Mark knows many of Rupert’s best-kept secrets as an explorer BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Just four short years ago, Juliane Mark was asking where the best places to go in Prince Rupert were, what one can do here and what exactly northern coastal living looks like. Today, she’s on the exact opposite end of the same conversation, working as a manager with Pioneer Guesthouse and informing newcomers to Rupert of all its known and maybe not so well-known destinations. Juliane, a German-born Prince Rupert resident, came to the city four years ago from Europe. Born and raised in Naumburg, Germany, an historic town dating back 1,000 years to medieval times, she attended post-secondary in nearby metropolitan Leipzig, then worked in Hamburg. Juliane felt like she needed a change of scenery around 2010 after a few years on the job. “Basically I decided I wanted a break because once you’ve seen a job for a couple of years you pretty much know how it works, and I wanted something new,” said Juliane. So, Juliane acquired a work and travel visa and, after a brief stint in Toronto and Montreal, found herself on the east coast in Halifax. “I hate flying, so I tried to find the shortest destination basically from Europe,” she said. After a “freezing” but “amazing” six month stay in Halifax, Juliane knew she wanted to see the rest of the vast number of different geographical locations Canada has to offer. So she boarded a cross-Canada train taking her to Vancouver during which she was able to take in the prairies and more. “When you’re on a plane, you just sit there, but when you’re on a train you see the landscape change and you really just get a feeling of how big this country is,” explained Juliane in fluent English. “The prairies were super interesting and the Rockies were really cool.”

Juliane knew English from learning the language back in Germany and through dealing with her old job in Europe where she had numerous English contacts. “I guess it’s like here and French. You learn a little bit in school, but then you’re thrown into deep water here and you really get to know it,” she said. Vancouver was nice, but Juliane wanted something more adventurous. She had already visited the city in the late 1990s and while the city didn’t really look the same, it also didn’t matter to her. “I didn’t want to come here for big cities, because Europe is full of big cities. So, once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all. It was really about getting places you don’t normally see, like small communities. That’s where you have a chance to get to know almost everybody and you get to see what people are doing,” Juliane said. “[Vancouver] is nice to visit for one or two days, but after that you get kind of bored ... you have to sit in a car for hours to get from [Point] A to B and most of the time, the car doesn’t even move.” Shortly after arriving, Juliane was on the move again. “In May 2011, I took the first day cruise on the Inside Passage [north along the coast]. That was not the plan, but it happened,” she said. Arriving in Prince Rupert without a reservation in any of the hotels, Juliane found Pioneer Guesthouse, a quaint hostel-type accommodation for travelers. She quickly became manager of the facility. “I found a job over at the [North Pacific] Cannery Museum and I helped out at the Pioneer a little bit during the summer because they were looking for somebody [to do] housekeeping and all this. Then they told me if I ever wanted to come back, I could,” said Juliane. After applying for a second working visa as a young professional, Juliane moved into front desk and then management work at Pioneer. She especially loves exchanging stories and

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German-born Juliane Mark helps Pioneer Guesthouse visitors discover the city.

tips with newcomers from all over the world who stay at the inn. “The biggest group [the Pioneer gets] is still Canadians from B.C. and Alberta and Americans. Then lots of Germans and Australians. What I always find funny considering the size of the country, is there’s lots of Belgians. I think, proportionally, it’s the biggest group. In August, there are lots of Italians, so [groups come from] all over the place. Even exotic places like Taiwan, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia,” she said. “We make sure if people want to do something here that we pick the right spots to recommend,” Julian added, saying that for each month, Pioneer offers tips on places to go involving a unique Prince Rupert attraction such as Eulachon runs, skunk cabbage explorations and the like. While she’s strayed from the area a few times, there seems to be a magnetic pull about Rupert that just keeps making her come back. “I went over to Haida Gwaii and came back and then I went up to Alaska and came back – I always kind of came back here,” she said. Juliane even organized Bike to Work Week B.C. for the past two years here in Prince Rupert and is thrilled when she hears feedback from participants who keep at it even when the week is done. “This year we had way more people bicycling because maybe the weather’s

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better. On nice days on the waterfront, there’s lots of families who go down with kids, so that’s really amazing to see. [The hills in town] make it more fun. You don’t always go straight – you go up and then eventually you come down again,” said Juliane. The master orator is also teaching a conversational German course at Northwest Community College this October and February for a total of 20 hours each course. Anyone interested can contact the college at or at 1-877-277-2288. Most of all, Juliane just loves the spots she finds herself in around the area. Whether it’s kayaking to the Digby Island beaches, exploring the trails or cycling along the highway, the Rupertite is proud to call the North Coast her home. “You have to work for your experience [here]. It’s not super easy to find spots and also to get on the trails and just to get to the top of Mount Hays, it’s not like there’s a lookout point or a restaurant sitting there waiting for you at the top. You really have to work to find out spots, but its kind of nice because I think that’s what makes the people in town here [so great],” she said. “If you just come here and expect a big show or something, you’ll probably leave after a couple days because you find nothing that you like. But if you’re really here to invest your time and energy, you get so many rewards back.”


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Is this the fall of the protest?


s final investment decisions draw nearer, the Northwest may well be bracing for a fall full of protests. While organizers are calling the camp set up on Lelu Island a “peaceful occupation”, make no mistake about the fact that it is a protest. Merriam Webster defines a protest as “a usually organized public demonstration of disapproval”. If setting up a camp on the proposed location of an LNG terminal in order to protect the area from development doesn’t fit that description, especially one as organized as this one is, I don’t know what does. But the action on Lelu Island is just one way people in the region are registering their disapproval of Shaun Thomas proposed development. A story from our sister paper, the Terrace Standard, outlines the actions of Wet’suwet’en members in blocking crews from accessing land in order to carry out field work for the Coastal GasLink Pipeline. These actions have not just mobilized local activists, but drawn attention from throughout the country and beyond. In the case of the Coastal GasLink camp, the company notes it has seen licence plates in the camp from Washington State and Colorado, while here on the North Coast interest and support for the Lelu Island camp has been coming from Hazelton and beyond. Make no mistake about it, the development of the liquefied natural gas export industry may be the most divisive one to hit the region in several years. While there are some that want to see the projects move ahead, there are just as many who will do everything in their power to make sure that liquefied natural gas never makes its way to the North Coast. While there are some on both sides who will listen to the perspectives and information coming from the other side, there are also those who completely tune out anything that counteracts their own ideas. Whatever the end result is, the next few months promise to be interesting ones.

Alaska sits in judgment of B.C.


nergy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett spent Let’s take a closer look. much of last week in Alaska, trying to assure For 47 years, the pipeline has pumped huge local fishermen and environmentalists that volumes of oil across Alaska from the charming B.C.’s mine approval process is “basically the same” as northern outpost of Deadhorse to Valdez in the south, Alaska’s. just east of Anchorage where cruise ships dock. Bennett visited an abandoned mine in northwest In his new book, Rust: The Longest War, science B.C. that continues to leak acid and metal pollution writer Jonathan Waldman calls it “the biggest, baddest into the Taku River, vowing to supervise cleanup by oil pipeline in the world”. a new operator. He noted that one of B.C.’s proposed It was once the largest private infrastructure in Tom Fletcher new mines includes a 23-km pipe system to move ore the U.S. Today it’s the most regulated pipeline in the out of the shared watershed for processing. world, with planes flying infrared sensors to detect This is typical of the discourse between B.C. and our leaks of warm oil and “line walkers” looking for soft spots American cousins. Only our industry is questioned. in the permafrost. And this isn’t low-fat, shade-grown oil for Meanwhile in Colorado, the latest mine spill disaster was Seattle fuel-sippers. It struggles to flow, with a black asphalt blamed on a mistake by the U.S. Environmental Protection bottom and thick wax that has to be scraped out of the Agency. And in Alaska as in the rest of the U.S., new metal pipeline by the ton with giant “pigs” that clean and monitor mines such as the giant Pebble project depend on the same walls for corrosion. engineering and testing as ours. The five Prudhoe Bay oilfields have been declining in Here in Victoria, the Fantasy Island dialogue about oil production for 20 years, to the point where the Trans-Alaska continued, with Green Party leader Elizabeth May calling a pipeline now carries about a quarter of its design capacity. It’s news conference to announce she is (brace yourself) opposed expected to run out around 2040, but for now Valdez still loads to pipelines and tankers on the B.C. coast. She stood at Clover more than a tanker per day. Point, where daily Alaska crude tankers sail past, many Since we had a bit of hand-wringing last week about a on their way to vast refinery complexes just out of sight at small earthquake near Fort Nelson that may or may not have Anacortes and Cherry Point in Washington. A good portion been triggered by hydraulic fracturing, it’s worth noting that of B.C.’s gasoline comes from there. Trans-Alaska oil also causes noticeable tremors as it rushes Without a drunk-captain incident since 1989, these tankers down the Chugach Mountains to a sudden stop at Valdez. load up at the terminus of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. But those are American earthquakes, so no story there.

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September 2, 2015 • Northern View • A7

On the street

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Letters to the editor

Container conversion Treat recession like drought created opportunities “Many of us hate the Editor: When there’s a drought, people understand the long-term implications but still need to be prodded into cutting back on their water consumption. Most people do it willingly and a few cheat. But none of us expect the restrictions to be lifted until the reservoirs are once again filled to a prudent level. Where does this collective common sense go when there’s an election? Canada is teetering on the edge of a recession and the global economy is facing what could be called an economic drought. Our politicians, even the arrogant ones who preach fiscal restraint and rant against government handouts, are tossing around expensive election promises as if they are empty water bottles and then claiming only their party has the magic necessary to create the rain to fill them. Some voters, who hope to get something for

thought of having to live within our means.” - Lloyd Atkins nothing, flock to the party promising the biggest bottles. We could blame the politicians for their charlatan-like behaviour; however, they are merely pandering to the wants, wishes and whims of the voters. Apparently many of us hate the thought of having to live within our means. Lloyd Atkins Vernon

Keep Fletcher out in elections Editor: Re: “With more time, will voters care?”, Aug. 19 Northern View. Tom Fletcher’s view on sorting out federal election issues in the Aug. 19 Northern View should not have been under an editorial section, but as a paid advertisement for the Conservative Party. His rabid right-wing Conservative propaganda should be illegal under the Elections Act and not posted under any editorial section in any paper while a federal election is underway. His columns are so full of Conservative propaganda, half truths and misleading Conservative spin that they seem like they came directly from the prime ministers office. Harper’s, oops, I mean Fletcher’s columns are so biased and hard to read that many of your readers might regularly question the editorial bias and journalistic integrity of the newspaper. It is misleading to have anything posted by this man in

“They seem like they came directly from the Prime Minister’s office.” - Warren Ellam the editorial section especially during an election campaign. His “opinions” should only be allowed in your paper during an election if they are clearly marked that they are an advertisement for the Conservative Party. There is no need to have the PMO’s official stamp of approval, I’m sure Fletcher already got the “good to go from the PM”. Warren Ellam Saanich

Use common sense to prevent fires Editor: The problem is that modern vehicles don’t have ashtrays. A smoker is likely to smoke in the vehicle depending on the length of the trip. But what to do with the live butt? No ashtray so toss it out the window. Right? You may have caused the destruction of thousands of acres of forest and the loss of

people’s homes. The solution: Take a container—preferably a wide mouth one rather than a pop can with a small hole on the top (so as not to distract your driving), put an inch or so of water in it and place it in your cup holder. You can put the sodden butts in the garbage at your destination. It’s just common sense. Ken Campbell, Kelowna



s a breakbulk handling facility, Fairview Terminal was well-utilized between its first vessel call in 1973 and the early 1990s, when terminal throughput began to decline across all lines of business. Despite the port’s best efforts to replace the steady loss of lumber volumes with pulp from across western Canada, by the year 2000 nearly all forest products for export were being loaded into containers in BC’s southern ports and exported to Asia. In 2002, volumes through Fairview were negligible. As early as 1996, Port Authority staff launched studies into the potential for converting the terminal to a container handling facility, as it was clear any future opportunities for Fairview lay in containerized trade. For any port to operate a successful container terminal, it requires both import traffic and loaded containers for export to attract major shipping companies. Unlike most other North American ports, Prince Rupert does not have a large population to support the large-scale import of consumer goods from Asia. Fortunately, the Port of Prince Rupert’s geographic proximity to Asia and rail corridor connection give it a significant advantage in time and cost for linking inbound cargoes to major markets all over the continent. In fact, the absence of a local market gave Prince Rupert the opportunity to create a unique, modern intermodal operation, without interference from road traffic or congestion on its underutilized rail link. Initial planning was for a modest conversion of Fairview Terminal pegged at $28 million, which would only handle container ships with a 3,000–4,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) capacity. It quickly became apparent that to capitalize on the port’s natural deep water advantage, the new terminal would need to accommodate the newer, larger container ships being designed for trans-Pacific trade, which at the time were as large as 13,000 TEUs. Specific investments by senior levels of government helped the Port Authority confirm the ambitious vision. A number of terminal operators responded to the Port Authority’s call for submissions. Maher Terminals of New Jersey stood out. With 60 years of experience, including operating the largest container terminal in North America, Maher signed an agreement with the Port in 2004. It gave the project increased credibility in the international marine community. In September 2007, the conversion project was completed and Fairview Terminal was opened for business. Despite launching at the outset of a major collapse in world trade, when other West Coast facilities experienced dramatic reductions in traffic, the terminal experienced immediate success. This is likely due to the combined enthusiasm of its operator and the labour of local ILWU workers, who embraced the sophisticated techniques involved in working at the new state-of-the-art facility. It was also a result of Prince Rupert’s unique value proposition—and, of course, the decision by the COSCO container shipping line to serve the port. In just over TFWFO years Fairview Container Terminal IBTCFDPNFPOF of the fastest-growing container terminals in the world, and today serves Canada as a premier gateway for diverse types of containerized cargo, both imported and exported. Re:port is a collaborative promotional venture by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and The Northern View.

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Election 2015

Christian Heritage Party chooses its new candidate BY ROD LINK SMITHERS / Black Press

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Then - The Besner Block on the corner of Third Avenue and Third Street

was designed in 1928 for Mr. Olier Besner in the architectural style of Spanish Colonial Revival by architect H.H. Gillingham. Mr. Besner, a French-Canadian from Quebec, arrived in Prince Rupert from the Klondike in 1908 and owned the Knox Hotel with his wife Fanny. He was later the managing director of Conson Exporters. Northern B.C. Power occupied the lower level of the Besner Block from 1930 until 1965. Other businesses in the Besner Block over the years included Rose, Cowan and Latta, Dowther’s Ladies Wear, Dibb Printers, Williams, Manson & Gonzales (Barristers), and the Liberal Headquarters had an office in the Besner Block in 1929 and 1930. The Federal Block can be seen beside the Besner Block on Third Avenue.

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Christian Heritage Party leader Rod Taylor, right, congratulates Skeena - Bulkley Valley candidate Donald Spratt.

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The Christian Heritage Party has chosen a pro-life resident of Tumbler Ridge to be its Skeena - Bulkley Valley candidate in the Oct. 19 federal election. Donald Spratt was unopposed at a nomination meeting held Aug. 24 in Smithers. Spratt “is a strong moral and fiscal conservative who unapologetically places historic Canadian founding constitutional principles above the political correctness of the progressive camp that make up the three major parties,” said party leader Rod Taylor in a release. Over the years Spratt has established himself as a strong pro-life presence in protesting Canada’s move to legalize abortions. It has resulted in his arrest several times in the last decade for being inside a “bubble zone” around abortion clinics. The term “bubble zone” stems from legislation passed in 1995 which bans people from protesting within 50 meters of an abortion facility. On one of the occasions, Spratt and fellow pro-life activist Cissy von Dehn were also charged with “sidewalk interference.” The pair based their defence on the constitutional rights of freedom of religion and freedom of speech in saying they were only passing out copies of the bubble zone legislation. But the B.C. Court of Appeal in 2013 found against Spratt and von Dehn, ruling that their behaviour constituted an act of protest carried out within the bubble zone.

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small kitchen that occupies one room. “We spent two years planning for this [barge],� exclaimed Broadwater president Doug Mackereth to a crowd of approximately 50 people when all the tours were completed and it was time to christen the vessel. “Now it’s ready to work.� The Manitowoc crawler crane atop of the barge inched forward, bringing the bottle of wine with it. Doug and Teresa Mackereth, standing atop a boat facing opposite the ‘Driver’, grab hold of the bottle. After one unsuccessful attempt that lands the wine in the ocean a second strong swing from the president hurled the christening bottle straight on top of the Broadwater Driver’s logo, splattering the foamy drink everywhere.

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The ‘Driver’ is a pivotal piece of equipment that will boost the company’s marine construction division immensely, said Mackereth. It’s also the largest marine barge north of Vancouver. “We’re getting prepared for hopefully all the good things that are going to happen here. There’s going to be a lot of marine work and we want to be part of it,� said the president. Even before it was christened, the barge already had undertaken some work, setting 36-tonne anchors and placing the breakwater at the Cow Bay marina. For now, the Broadwater Driver’s chambers are bare, but not for long. “You’ll never see it like this again,� laughed Mackereth.

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It was one of the more intricate christenings ever to take place on northern coastal waters. Hanging from a crane and attached to a plastic rope was a wine bottle that wasn’t long for this world last Thursday afternoon at Butze Terminal. The crane itself sat on the newest pride and joy of Broadwater Industries – the “Broadwater Driver� - the pile driving spud barge about to be christened. The ‘Driver’ measures 130 feet long by 50 feet wide by 8.5 feet deep and on this day, sits just on the shores of Butze Terminal. On the day of the christening, there was crab legs, refreshments and barbecue meat on hand at the terminal for anyone wishing to take a tour inside the monster that dominated the shoreline. Those who did head inside were greeted by a narrow, slumping staircase that leads them down below deck. The first thing noticed wass the fresh paint smell, as the interior is decked out in clean, white paint, that will never look this immaculate again. Navigating through the mix of tunnels and open-spaced rooms meant to hold any cargo from coal, grain, oil, chemicals, trash, gravel, sand, recyclables or other materials, one could see hydraulic pressure lines stretching along the walls and first aid kits and a


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Zone 10 members in attendance. On Wednesday, Sept. 9 there is a celebration of life for Elsie Sabadussi at the Centre beginning at 4 p.m. Elsie loved her Wednesday Bingo so it is fitting we remember her on a Wednesday right after Seniors’ Bingo. Unfortunately the parking lot will probably still be under construction. Friday Bingo will take place on Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. and there will be foot care on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. Put it on your calendar.



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Rampage schedule released BY KEVIN CAMPBELL

In Brief Curling club reveals schedule The Prince Rupert Curling Club has recently released their 2015-16 schedule of events. In all, the group has listed six main events scheduled from October to March, with the first being the club’s annual ‘Octobeerfest’. The Octobeerfest and Curling Night is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at the curling club for a night of curling, Wheelhouse beer and live music. Admission is free and door prizes are available for all who attend. Beginners are welcome and equip.m.ent is provided. The second event to take place at the curling club will be the Ladies’ Bonspiel, scheduled for Nov. 13 - 15. After that, the New Beers Resolution is set for Jan. 9, 2016, with the Fishermen’s Sturling Spiel right after on Jan. 23. A month later, on Feb. 26 - 28, the club will host its Mixed Bonspiel and end their season with the Marine Men’s Bonspiel from March 11 - 13. For more information, email the club at

Coaches sought for gymnastics Prince Rupert Gymnastics is still looking for candidates who would like to take on a coaching role with the organization. Entering its second season, the club has classes once per week for four hours. New or experienced coaches are welcome, as the group will be running a session to certify new coaches. Stay tuned for more details or contact Prince Rupert Gymnastics to register or apply to coach by emailing

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The complete schedule has been published for the Prince Rupert Rampage’s 2015-16 CIHL season and this year, seven of the team’s eight home games will fall on a Saturday night. It will also be a busy first month of action for the North Coast team, as the rhinos play four home games and two road games in the month of October alone, starting with a doubleheader versus East Division foes Williams Lake and Quesnel on Saturday, Oct. 3 and Sunday, Oct. 4, respectively. Also, all six opposition teams will be making the trip to Rupert, a change from last season where every team came to the File Photo / The Northern View Jim Ciccone Civic Centre except the Lac La The Prince Rupert Rampage will play the Kitimat Ice Demons four times Hache Tomahawks. The Tomahawks play the throughout the 2015-16 season - twice at home and twice on the road. Rampage on Sat. Nov. 7 for their first trip ever to Rupert. Sun. Oct. 4 – Rampage vs. Quesnel – 1 p.m. (HOME) Division rival and defending CIHL champions Terrace Sat. Oct. 10 – Rampage @ Terrace (AWAY) River Kings make two visits to Rupert – one of two teams Fri. Oct. 16 – Rampage @ Kitimat (AWAY) that will call on the Jim more than once this season – with Sat Oct. 17 – Rampage vs. Kitimat – 7 p.m. (HOME) Kitimat being the other. Sat Oct. 24 – Rampage vs. Terrace – 7 p.m. (HOME) The River Kings will make their appearance on Sat. Oct. Sat. Nov. 7 – Rampage vs. Lac La Hache – 7 p.m. 24 and Sat. Jan. 9. (HOME) Rupert plays Terrace and Kitimat four times each overall Sat. Nov. 28 – Rampage @ Williams Lake (AWAY) and Smithers three times. Williams Lake and Quesnel face Sun. Nov. 29 – Rampage @ Quesnel (AWAY) the Rampage twice each and Lac La Hache once. Fri. Dec. 4 – Rampage @ Terrace (AWAY) All Saturday night home games now carry a 7 p.m. start Sat. Dec. 12 – Rampage vs. Kitimat – 7 p.m. (HOME) time as opposed to last season’s 8 p.m. puck drop. Sat. Dec. 19 – Rampage vs. Smithers – 7 p.m. (HOME) Fri. Jan. 8 – Rampage @ Kitimat (AWAY) Complete Rampage schedule: Sat. Jan. 9 – Rampage vs. Terrace – 7 p.m. (HOME) Sat. Oct. 3 – Rampage vs. Williams Lake – 7 p.m. Sat. Jan. 16 – Rampage @ Smithers (AWAY) (HOME) Sun. Jan. 17 – Rampage @ Smithers (AWAY)

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Fall Active Living Guide starts up As calendars flip their pages to September, Prince Rupert Recreation has a whole host of new and continued programs that it’s offering through its Fall Active Living Guide. The guide lists programs that will be running from September to December and features activities not only for adults but for young kids and teens. New offerings include a science experimentation class called ‘Small Gadgets and Brain Gym’ for kids aged 12 - 17. Participants can make large and small projects and are limited only by their imagination. A one-time food safety workshop is also on hand for Sept. 25 called ‘Food Safe’, which is a teens-only class to help them gain food-handling certification.

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A14 • Northern View • September 2, 2015

PRFC, KISL wind down seasons Kitwanga and Telkwa in teams’ futures BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

As the sunny season winds down, the boys (and girls) of summer are finishing up their last few tournaments on the soccer pitch and baseball diamond in Prince Rupert. A select few footy players will head to Gitanyow this Labour Day weekend to take part in a northwest regional soccer tourney. Not having enough players for an entire team to go and thus not being able to play as Rupert’s own PRFC, the athletes will join up with other participating teams once arriving, in order to take part – a not uncommon phenomenon in the region’s play days. The PRFC United will try and mirror 2014 when they won two championships - the May Gitsegukla soccer tournament and the Battle of the Skeena in Kitwanga. They’ve already defended their championship in Gitsegukla this year and they’ll try and do the same when the Battle of the Skeena tentatively takes place mid-September in Kitwanga. “The team’s kind of been [in hiatus] since the [Riverboat Days] tournament in Terrace. Everyone kind of went in their own direction or has been working [the past few weeks],� said team manager Shane Swanson. “If anybody goes anywhere, I think it’ll be the Battle of the Skeena.�

The Rupert soccer community is also looking for players aged 18 – 23 interested in taking part in a committed rep team to represent the city in a potential new northern division of the Pacific Coast Soccer League, an outdoor adult league based in southern B.C. In order for the division to work, the league needs a minimum of six men’s teams and six women’s teams in the north to form the new expansion. That season would run from April to August and play a total of 18 games. PRFC has won one tourney this year (Gitsegukla) and taken second-place once (Seafest). They didn’t place among the top finishers at Riverboat Days due to a lack of participants. On the slo-pitch side of things, two teams from Prince Rupert will attend the Bulkley Valley Kinsmen’s Telkwa BBQ 2015 – a community festival complete with live music entertainment, a demolition derby, beef on a bun barbecue and a softball tournament. Organizers have lined up Juno award winners Prism and Honeymoon Suite and Country Music Awards (CMA) winner Brett Kissel and the country-rock duo, King and Cash (made up of Jordan Pritchett and Dan Arnold) to headline the event taking place from Sat. Sept. 5 to Mon. Sept. 7. The Kaien Island Slo-pitch League (KISL) finishes their season on Sept. 26.

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Racers take on the 2015 Mount Hays Quickclimb challenge in August.

Quicklimb back for 2016 BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

With a successful Quickclimb event at Mount Hays in August after a five-year hiatus, the organizing committee has confirmed that the mountain race will indeed return in 2016 for its second year in a row and fifth-overall slope challenge.The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. The organizing committee of Quickload Logistics’ Kristina De Araujo and McElhanney Prince Rupert’s Sean Carlson both led a team of volunteers to put on the event at the base of the mountain this year.

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Pond to cycle 715 km to Prince George for Hope Air BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Most motorists glancing at the distance sign to Terrace and Prince George might see the 715 kilometres to the latter city and groan, settling in for a long journey. But for Mikaela Pond and Jennifer Miller, who don’t even have motors on their chosen vehicles of transport, that number represents a challenge and an opportunity. Pond, who grew up in Rupert before leaving for post-secondary in Prince George, is one half of the pair cycling all the way from the North Coast to Prince George and the two are doing it in just six days from Aug. 30 to Sept. 4. “Basically, they’re just two places

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Mikaela Pond, right, and Jennifer Miller, left, begin their journey on McBride Street.

really close to my heart,” said Pond, who has lived extensively in both cities, on the day before she set out. Pond and Miller are putting themselves through the gruelling, but scenic trip to raise money for Hope Air, a national charity that provides families in financial need with free air travel to their appointments in larger urban centres for specialized medical care not available locally. Their goal is $6,000, enough funds for 24 flights that Hope Air can provide for northern B.C. “I learned of Hope Air when I was a student, actually,” said Pond. “When I was in the nursing club at UNBC, they were one of the charities that we wanted to do fundraising for on our long list of [candidates] and we never got to them. So, I’ve probably been wanting to fundraise for five or six years, I just haven’t had the opportunity until now.” Pond and Miller are both registered nurses working in northern B.C. — Pond in Fort St. John and Miller in Burns Lake — and the two met when Pond was assigned to work in Burns Lake for six months. Through their jobs, the duo have met countless families and specifically, children, who need funds to reach a more urban destination to receive specialized care. “We see children until they’re about 18 months old and then again in kindergarten. I’ve come across many children who have illnesses that require them to travel to Vancouver or Edmonton and they can’t afford it. They express how the cost is really hard on the family and their financial budget and it’s

Kevin Campbell / The Northern View

Mikaela Pond, left, Jennifer Miller, front right, and Kelci Breault-Hood, back right, prepare for their long journey. Breault-Hood is the pairs’ safety spotter.

really nice when you hear those parents come back two or six months later and they’ve used Hope Air to get down to their appointments. It just made a world of difference in their life,” said Pond. “I thought the trip [from Rupert to Prince George] really represents that distance that people have to travel, so we called it ‘Riding the Bridge to Healthcare’ because essentially that’s what I feel like we’re doing.” Pond and Miller have a spotter vehicle riding along with them which displays a sign notifying passing vehicles of the Hope Air cause and to slow for the cyclists. They’ll also have a trailer carrying food, equipment and supplies for the near-week-long trip. In getting prepared for the ride, Pond and Miller both rode around Fort St. John and Burns Lake, respectively, sometimes on a stationary bike, sometimes on a real one.

“I’ve been riding the farm roads around Fort St. John and Fort Nelson – whenever I work up there I bring my bike and go for a ride,” said Pond. The cyclists have broken up their journey into six parts, one for each day. On Aug. 30, the pair rode from Prince Rupert to Terrace, starting their trek at 7:30 a.m. On Aug. 31, they rode from Terrace to New Hazelton, on Sept. 1, they travelled from New Hazelton to Smithers, on Sept. 2 they’re biking from Smithers to Burns Lake, on Sept. 3, they’ll head from Burns Lake to Vanderhoof and on the last day, they’ll cross the finish line from Vanderhoof to Prince George. As of Monday, the two have raised $3,885 or 65 per cent of their goal and are still accepting donations even after their ride is complete. To donate, visit their website at https://

Rupertites clean up at BC Seniors Games BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Prince Rupert’s contingent that headed off to the BC Seniors’ Games in North Vancouver this August obliterated their past year’s totals in medals won. While their zone as a whole — comprised of Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat and the Nass Valley — didn’t win as many medals as last year (they gathered 27, compared with 2014’s 28), the Rupertites that were in attendance as competitors blew their opponents out of the water. Starting with the team categories the North West zone, which finished in ninth out of 13 zones with their 27 medals, won silver in women’s 260 – 299 4 x 25 m freestyle relay and gold in men and women’s 55+ team of four carpet bowling. A duo of Rupertites, Sharon and Paul Paulson, won silver in men’s and women’s 55+ pairs cribbage - an improvement from the bronze they won a year ago. The carpet bowling team of Eunice and Frank Jackson, Betty Bishop and Harvey Calder took gold in men and

women 55+ carpet bowling and the Basso-Maguire duo won bronze and silver in men and women 55+ pairs whist. As for the individual medal winners, Prince Rupert cleaned up once again. Ann Marie Vandermeer claimed a whopping six gold medals in swimming – more than half of all North West athletes’ golds combined in all categories. The zone won 11 gold medals. During the games, she took first in women’s 55-59 200m individual medley, 50m backstroke, 50m butterfly, 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 100m individual medley. Also in swimming, Dawn Quast took fourth in women’s 65-69 50m backstroke, seventh in 200m freestyle, fifth in 400m freestyle, fourth in 100m breaststroke and bronze in 100m backstroke. Rupertite Andrea Anderson grabbed silver in women’s 65-69 800m freestyle, sixth in 200m freestyle, 100m freestyle and 25m freestyle, fifth in 50m freestyle and bronze in 400m freestyle. Jim Morse claimed gold in men’s 55-59 50m butterfly, 200m freestyle and 200m individual medley and silver

in 100m freestyle and 100m individual medley. In archery, four Prince Rupert residents showed well. Andy Vandermeer took two gold in men’s 55-59 compound bow with sight with release aid – target and 3D, Fred Hutchings won two gold in men’s 6064 longbow without sight and fingers – target and 3D, Jim Martin won bronze in men’s 60-64 longbow without sight and fingers – target and fifth in 3D and Bob Bennett won two bronze in men’s 65-69 longbow without sight and fingers – target and 3D. Twenty-eight participants overall made up the contingent from Rupert.

Contributed / The Northern View

L-R: Jim Morse, Andrea Anderson, Dawn Quast, Ann Marie Vandermeer and Kitimat’s Mark Morgan make up the swim team.

In Loving Memory of

Shirley Mona Wilson May 2, 1934 to Sept 2, 2002 Forever loved and missed by loving husband Ambrose, Children; Brodie (Sharon), Doug Sr. (Lorraine), Hazel, Greg (Cindy), Dougie Jr (Mamie) and Lavern. Many Grandchildren and many Great Grand Children. I dream of you, dear loved one, And see your smiling face, And know that you are happy In our Father’s chosen place

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3rd Monday of every month. Come visit the Military Museum Thursday - Sunday from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Call 250-6222917 for more information. River and Ocean Metis Society of Prince Rupert meets the third Monday of every month at 1702 Atlin Ave. New people welcome. Refreshments provided. For more information call 250-627-4013

Ongoing Events The Prince Rupert Genealogy Club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Library. Phone Josie at 250624-3279 for more information. Prince Rupert Seniors Centre Bingo Fridays 1- 3 pm. Everyone 19 years and older welcome. The Prince Rupert Breast Cancer Support Group invites any woman living with cancer to attend our monthly luncheons every 3rd Saturday each month at 12 noon at the Crest Hotel. FRENCH COFFEE CLUB: Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, join AFFNO and our friends at Hecate Strait for some French conversation (or just come and listen!) and coffee 3-4:30 p.m. inside the new Hecate Strait building (120 First Avenue East, same building as Cargo Kitchen). Call 250-627-1313 for more info! MUSICIANS and SINGERS. The Prince Rupert Community Band and Choir always welcome new members Band meets Mondays 7:30 – 9:00 and starting this year there will be a pre-band session each Monday from 6:45 – 7:15 for new members and those who want a little more instruction. The Rotary Choir meets on Wednesdays from 7:30 – 9:30. Both meet at the Peter Witherly Community Music Studio at CHSS, Prince Rupert Blvd. Call Peter Witherly at 250-624-9634 or email 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. Registration is required and seating is limited. To register or for more information, please call Noreen toll free 1-866-326-7877 or email: *course provided by the BC Schizophrenia Society P.R. Royal Canadian Legion meets the

Friendship House of Prince Rupert Hosts: AamaGoot Power Puff Girlz Club (ages 7-12) Tuesday 3 - 5 pm, 3rd floor meeting room. AamaGoot Ladyz Club (18 yrs. +) Learn new artistic designs through sewing, beading, etc. Fridays 1- 4 pm, 3rd floor meeting room. Call Carol Doolan at the Friendship House 250-627-1717, ext. 64 for more info. The Prince Rupert and District Hospice Society sponsors a nine week Support Group, “Journey through Grief”’, Wednesday evenings. The next set of meetings runs from September 9th – November 4th. Our group is for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. We recommend that there be at least 3 months from the time of your loss to joining the group. Pre-registration is required. For further information, 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. North Coast Women in Business meet on the 4th Wed each month, 12 p.m. @ N.W.C.C. We offer women in business an opportunity to network with other women in an informative and fairly informal environment. Interested in attending? Call the Chamber Office 250-624-2296 or email This is not church! No expectations of financial support or service. Join us in a celebration of faith in Jesus Christ, Sundays 7 pm, for praise, prayer and proclamation at the Salvation Army, 25 Grenville Court. Cornerstone MB Church: Sunday celebration weekly at 10:30 a.m. Coffee mornings 10 a.m. - noon on Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Mid-week meeting all are welcome!

Regional Hospital on Thursdays from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. or call 250-624-3279. The Prince Rupert Hospital Auxiliary Society is looking for new members. Meetings are held once a month,for further information please call Lila @250-627-1886. Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to deliver hot meals to people in Prince Rupert on Mon. Wed. and Fri. from 11 am - 12 noon. Call Andrea Vogt 250622-6375 for further info. Become a member of the Prince Rupert Salmon Enhancement Society to get exciting hands on experience with Salmon at the Oldfield Creek Fish Hatchery and in their natural habitat. You will play a vital role in everything from community education to spawning, raising, and releasing Salmon to local streams. We welcome any level of experience and will provide the necessary training to turn you into a Salmon expert! Call 250-624-6733 or email for more information. Rupert & District Hospice Society is dedicated to “The care and support of those experiencing the dying and grieving process” For more information, support or to become a volunteer please call 250-6226204 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 info, call KAPS 250-627-5277, leave message. Donations Needed * No cash requests. School District 52 Band Program is looking for donations of band instruments! Help us bring music to all students by donating that trumpet you have in your basement or the saxophone in your coat closet! If you have an instrument no one is playing, please call School District office @ 250627-6717 for pick up.

North Coast Victim Services Act Now! Protect yourself and your household, avoid becoming a victim. 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 250627-7779 Prince Rupert Unemployed Action Centre provides a range of FREE services to unemployed/underemployed people in Pr Rupert and Northwest BC. Need help applying for CPP, Canada Disability Pensions, Old Age Security, EI, or WCB? Landlord or Social Service difficulties? We can help! Come see us Monday - Friday, 9 am- 5 pm 869 Fraser St. at Fisherman’s Hall or call 250-627-8776. Rupert & District Hospice Society is dedicated to “The care and support of those experiencing the dying and grieving process” For more information, support or to become a volunteer please call 250-6226204 If you have knowledge or skills that you would like to share, we would like to meet you as we are always looking for new tutors. We offer a supportive environment and plenty of resources to coach and support new tutors. We offer individual and small group tutoring matching volunteer tutors with students. For more information, please contact Karen Buchanan and Sharon Jo Scott at 250-627-7166 ext.39 or by e-mail

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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 you with your studies. We also specialize in forms, applications and paperwork.

Supportive Recovery Program is a free residential program for women who want support while dealing with their addiction related struggles. One on one support as

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Volunteers Needed 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

well as group sessions are offered to work towards their recovery. If you have any questions or require more information for you or someone you know, call Maru: 250627-8959 ext.27

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NORTH COAST TRANSITION SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING September 15th, 2015 7:00 pm Crest Hotel BC Room - Right Hand Side Everyone Welcome Interested in Becoming a Board Member? Looking for Motivated Community Individuals who are interested in being part of a diverse Board of Directors. For a candidate proÂżle form please email: For further information please contact: North Coast Transition Society 250-627-8959 Ext.20 Memberships will be available at the meeting

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Beskowine, Marylou (nee Rudolph) December 3, 1945 – August 25, 2015


Emma July 16, 1992 Sept. 3, 1995

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arylou passed away peacefully in her sleep on August 25, after a short battle with cancer. Marylou was born in Prince Rupert, where she spent most of her life, but also spent several years in Drumheller, AB. She was predeceased by her parents, Cynthia and Chauncey as well as her brother Raymond. Marylou will be dearly missed by her many friends, co-workers and especially her family: children Karen (Craig) and Kevin; grandchild Joshua; brothers; Jack (Gloria) and Albert (Trudy) as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and a great grandniece who she all loved dearly. Marylou is remembered most of all for her kindness, warmth and creativity. She was a great example for us all to remain forever curious, independent and brave. By her request there will be no service. A private gathering for family and friends to be announced at a later date. In memory of Marylou and in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the North Coast Transition Society. Additionally, if you are hungry, she would love it if you ate a Teen Burger in her honour.

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School Opening September 2015

Career Opportunities

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R E G I S T R A T I O N: ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL offices will be open on August 31 through September 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to register students who are new to the district or have moved to a new school area during the summer.


SCHOOLS OPEN ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 AND ON THAT DAY WILL BE IN SESSION AS FOLLOWS: All Elementary Schools Kindergarten Families of kindergarten students will be notified of start dates and times by their school Grade 1 to 5 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Prince Rupert Middle School students will report as follows: Grade 7-8 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Grade 6 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Charles Hays Secondary School students will report as follows: Grades 9 - 10 9:45 a.m. Grades 11 - 12 1:00 p.m. It is important that CHSS students be present on the first day of school in order to ensure they have a seat in classes they need. Because of rapid progress through coursework, students not in attendance will fall behind very quickly.

Pacific Coast School students will report as follows: Grades 9 - 12 10:00 a.m.

Preferred local hires, but will look at Trades from Terrace and Kitimat Areas We are committed to working with, investing in and developing the most qualified personnel that are driven to succeed in their chosen career. If you are looking for more out of life than the standard 8-5 job and are willing to build on your strengths, you will find that there are no limits to your success within our organization.

Childcare DISCOVERY Childcare has two positions available. We require an ECE or Infant/Toddler Educator for a full time position starting September 1/2015, working with children birth to 3 years. We are also hiring for a part time position starting September 1, guaranteed approx. 20 hours per week with possible extended hours to cover regular staff sick time or vacation time. This position will require a minimum of an Assistant license to practice, ECE is preferred. Please contact Lisa at 250-624-6979, email a resume to, or fax to 250-624-6345. Not all applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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Community Safety Officer An exciting and challenging opportunity is available for a results-oriented individual to be part of Metlakatla Governing Council. The Community Safety Officer handles three key areas: 1. Emergency Planning - Coordinates the emergency response capability by the preparation of risk assessments, emergency plans, exercises and training events and the maintenance of assets to protect the community of Metlakatla. Responsible for the overall planning and development of the MFN emergency management framework, in keeping with local government standards that advance prevention, mitigation, response and recovery. 2. Fire Protection - Responsible for organization, coordination and administration of a welltrained and equipped volunteer fire service within the community of Metlakatla. 3. Bylaw Enforcement: Investigates alleged infractions of the Metlakatla community standards and bylaws. Maintains visibility in the community. Undertakes appropriate action to gain compliance by community education and relationship building, problem resolution, negotiation, ticketing and working closely with RCMP to address community policing. The successful candidate will have good interpersonal skills while following the community standards, bylaws, safety strategies and policies. You will work 35 hours per week on a rotational system including evening and weekend work. You will play a central role in community safety. The experience of working in an emergency services/enforcement regime is desirable but is not essential. Based within the community, you must have a good standard of education, be able to work alone and in a team setting, deal with difficult situations and conflict sensitively and professionally, prioritise and plan workloads. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume in confidence to the following no later than September 4, 2015.

FERRY AND BUS SCHEDULES: Ferries and buses will be transporting students between Metlakatla and Prince Rupert. Students taking the ferry to Prince Rupert will be dropped off at the Metlakatla Ferry Dock. Buses will be waiting by the Northland Dock. Buses will drop students off at the same spot.

Gordon Tomlinson, Executive Director Metlakatla Governing Council PO Box 459 Prince Rupert BC V8J 3R2 Tel: 250.628.3234 Fax: 250.628.9205 Email:

For September 8 only: - Ferry leaves Metlakatla at 9:00 a.m. - Bus leaves Northland Dock at 9:30 a.m. Return Buses will pick up elementary/PRMs/CHSS students at 12 noon - ferry will depart Metlakatla Ferry Dock at 12:15 p.m. PRMS / CHSS students will be picked up at 3:00 p.m. - ferry will depart Metlakatla Ferry Dock at 3:30 p.m.

We thank all who may apply for this position; however, only candidates who meet the required qualifications will be contacted for an interview.

Closing Date: Friday, September 4, 2015

Port Edward students will be picked up at 9:00 a.m. & 12:30 in Port Ed and 12:30 and 3:15 p.m. in Prince Rupert Lax Kxeen students (Gr. 1 to 5) Pick Up 9:40 a.m. Seal Cove Circle and 7th Avenue 9:43 a.m. 6th Avenue and Immanuel Street 9:46 a.m. 6th Avenue and Herman Street

Lax Kxeen Return 12:11 6th Avenue and Herman Street 12:10 6th Avenue and Immanuel Street 12:08 Seal Cove Circle and 7th Avenue

Pineridge students (Gr. 1 to 5) 9:40 a.m. Second Avenue and 11th Street 9:42 a.m. Graham Avenue and Atlin Corner 9:44 a.m. Graham Avenue and 17th Street 9:46 a.m. Van Arsdol Street 9:48 a.m. Atlin Avenue and 17th Street 9:50 a.m. Atlin Ave. and 14th St. on top of hill 9:54 a.m. New Transition House on Park Ave.

Pineridge Return 12:05 Park Avenue & 11th street corner 12:07 Graham Avenue and Atlin Corner 12:08 Graham Avenue and 17th Street 12:09 Van Arsdol Street 12:11 Atlin Avenue and 17th Street 12:12 Atlin Ave and 14th St. on top of hill 12:14 Second Avenue and 11th Street

R E G U L A R C L A S S S C H E D U L E S begin on Wednesday, September 9. Ferry transportation will be as follows: - Ferry leaves Metlakatla at 7:50 a.m. - Arrives at the Metlakatla Ferry Dock at 8:15 a.m. - Bus departs at 8:24 a.m.

Contractor / Renovator Sales Associate Prince Rupert, BC

Prince Rupert Home Hardware Building Centre is currently expanding and growing our Contractor and Renovators Division. The Contractor’s Division is a busy, and fast-paced department within our store, and the candidate must have good computer skills and knowledge of building materials and the lumber and hardware industries is an asset. The candidate is expected to perform all assigned tasks with sufficient speed and accuracy to avoid adverse impact on the level of service to customers at the Contractor’s Division. Duties and Responsibilities tProvide customers with prompt, courteous, helpful and friendly service tCommunicate product knowledge to the customer and assist in all aspects to help complete projects tTake phone orders, process and pull merchandise for deliveries tOrder and re-order regular and special order merchandise tBuilding and maintaining relationships with current Contractors, and explore new business tQuoting, material estimating, on-site job interaction with Contractor / Renovator tTravelling to various destinations on the North Coast for opportunities and customer service Education and Skills Required tHigh school graduation or equivalent tGood mathematical skills tFriendly, helpful and cooperative attitude towards customers and coworkers tSelf-motivated and good problem solving ability tGood knowledge and understanding of building materials and the lumber/hardware industry an asset tPrior retail experience beneficial tExcellent communication and organizational skills This is a Full-Time, 40 hour per week position with extended company benefits and incentive packages. Please apply via email, as confidentiality for applicants to: Brian Hunchuk, Owner / General Manager, and email resumes to Successful applicants will be contacted.

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Only the applicants who are short-listed will be contacted. Submit resume with handwritten cover letter to Joe Zelwietro, Chief Librarian Prince Rupert Library Closing date: Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 by 5:00 p.m.

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For Prince Rupert Routes Email: what route you are interested in with your name, address & phone number

1st Ave West, 2nd Ave West, 3rd Ave West & Park Ave Lower Graham Ave & Atlin Ave 8th Ave West, 9th Ave West & McBride Street


6th Ave East & Hays Cove Circle


Overlook St & 6th Ave East

As part of a multidisciplinary team with our community partners, the Clinical Therapist assesses and provides therapy for respiratory disorders through continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) equipment and oxygen therapy.

Seal Cove Circle & Area

We are looking for a confident and outgoing health care professional, committed to an exceptional level of customer service. A RRT designation is preferred. Individuals with RPSGT, RN, LPN or similar qualifications are also encouraged to apply.

10th Ave East, 11th Ave East & Plaza Street

If you are interested in an exciting respiratory services career with our great team, please submit a cover letter and resume at or by e-mail to by Tuesday, September 15th. Further details on this opportunity are available at our careers webpage.


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Qualified applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume by September 15, 2015 to the attention of Tanya Ostrom at

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The District of Port Edward   Clean, Neat and Green

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT The District of Port Edward is accepting applications for an Administrative Assistant to assist with the day to day operations of the Municipal Office. The Administrative Assistant reports to the Chief Financial Officer and performs a wide range of duties including the following: • Process tax and utility payments • Process accounts receivable ensuring timeliness, accurarcy of codes and appropriate backup • Process accounts payable ensuring timeliness and accuracy of information • Prepare accurate bank deposits • Administer petty cash according to established procedures • Assist with financial reports as required • Month end duties as required • Answer general phone inquiries using a professional and courteous manner • Reply to general information requests with the accurate information • Greet visitors to the office in a professional and friendly manner • Use computer word processing, spreadsheet, and database software to prepare reports, memos, and documents • Provide secretarial and administrative support to management and other staff


• High School Diploma • Post-secondary education in business administration is an asset Please submit your resume with references by 4:30 pm Friday, September 11, 2015 to: Bob Payette District of Port Edward 770 Pacific Avenue, Port Edward, BC Fax: 250-628-9225 Email: We thank those persons in advance who submit applications, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Apt/Condo for Rent

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Notice of Community Meeting


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


PR: 2 bdrm waterview apartment for rent F/S/W/D included. No pets Adult oriented working people only $1200. per month Ref. req. Call 250-600-2334

The District of Port Edward would like to advise everyone that our Boat Launch will not be accessible from SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 TO SEPTEMBER 12, 2015. Repairs are being made to the ramp and this is the most convenient time to get them done.

The purpose of the community meeting is to provide information and maps respecting the rezoning and development of the former Kanata Elementary School property. The meeting will consist of an Open House with an opportunity for Questions and Answers. 5:00pm - 5:30pm. — Open House 5:30pm - 6:30pm — Questions and Answers 6:30pm - 7:00pm — Open House

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

District of Port Edward Temporary Use Permit Notice is hereby given that a request for a Temporary Use Permit has been requested for Council’s consideration. PURPOSE:

Temporary Use Permit for 0.8 hectares of land to be permit “Lodging, Temporary” on a specific lot within M3 (Heavy Industrial). The Property will be used for a Construction Camp and the permit will be for a three year period.


Lot A; District Lot 446 and 8127; Range 5; Coastal District; Plan EPP35948; PID 029-234-352

A copy of the application and relevant documentation may be inspected at the District of Port Edward office during regular office hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Monday through Friday until September 3, 2015.

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Executive suite with a view in Port Ed. 3 bdrm 2 full bath. Master bdrm has jacuzzie tub on-suite. Sunroom and outdoor decks. 5 appliances. N/S, pets negotiable. $2500/ mo. + utilities. Call 250-639-9757

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

Suites, Upper Bachelor Suite for rent. Heat and utilities included. Looking for Quiet,Single Working Person,No pets/no smoking. Phone (250) 624-2054


Pursuant to the City of Prince Rupert Rezoning Application, the Bryton Group will be hosting a community meeting in the gymnasium of the Conrad Elementary School, on Wednesday 9th September, 2015.




District of Port Edward

If you have any questions please contact our office at 250-628-3667

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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Celebrate the labour movement these victories. And today, we continue to play an important role in protecting them. Labour Day has a long and significant Increasingly the rights of working history in our country. And as people get people are being undermined in ready to enjoy a day off with family or Canada. friends, it’s important we don’t lose sight Temporary and precarious of why we celebrate this day each year. jobs are on the rise, pensions are More than just a holiday, Labour shrinking and retirement pushed Day is a reminder of the struggles and back, basic employment standards victories of working people across the have been whittled down and country. enforcement is almost non-existent. Irene Lanzinger A quick history lesson reminds us Many workers are unclear of their that the first Labour Day in Canada is basic rights, and many others fear widely considered to be a mass demonstration that repercussion if they stand up when their rights took place in Toronto in 1872, when the Toronto have been violated. Printers Union took to the streets fighting for a The labour movement has been at the forefront nine-hour work day. of improving the lives of working people for more Today, we take such rights for granted. than a century. And we will continue that fight. Millions of Canadians – both union and nonAnd we will celebrate our victories at Labour union – go to work each day having reaped the Day events in the years ahead. benefits of past struggles. Every gain made by This Labour Day let’s remember where we working people in Canada was hard fought, came from – the mass demonstrations and strikes including the 8 hour work day, health and that resulted in the basic rights and employment safety standards, overtime pay, benefits, and the standards that all Canadians enjoy today. weekend…to just name a few. - Irene Lanzinger is the president of the BC The labour movement played a vital role in Federation of Labour BY IRENE LANZINGER

PRINCE RUPERT / BC Federation of Labour

HELPING YOUTH SOAR The Northern View archives

Education workers in the Prince Rupert and District Teachers’ Union and the B.C. Government Employees Union are always willing to go the extra mile to help North Coast students achieve their goals.

I would like to wish all workers and their families a safe and relaxing Labour Day. We honour your commitment to making our communities strong and prosperous

Jennifer Rice, MLA North Coast 818 3rd Ave W Prince Rupert, BC| 250-624-7734|

Labour Day 2015

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The history of Labour Day BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Though many Canadians now see Labour Day as little more than a summer holiday, its origins trace back to a significant time in Canadian history. By the second half of the 19th century, Canadian cities were experiencing an influx of immigrants that caused populations to grow considerably. This coincided with a changing workplace that was relying more and more on machines, putting workers in an unenviable position. Workers’ once-special skills were now being handled by machines, leaving the working class with little leverage and no recourse to protest low wages, long hours or poor working conditions. Workers who made such protestations were easily replaced, so many simply accepted what their employers had to offer, regardless of how poor that offer was. Such was the reality in Toronto in 1872, when the Toronto Printers Union began to lobby its employers for a shorter work week. When their demands were ignored, workers went on strike in late March. The strike proved a blow to Toronto’s publishing industry, which had to sit by and watch as a group of 2,000 workers marched through the streets of Toronto in mid-April.

As the protesters marched, they garnered more and more support, and eventually the crowd of marchers had expanded to 10,000, or 10 percent of the city’s population. Though the publishing industry might have been dealt a significant blow, the response from industry leaders, including Toronto Globe founder George Brown, was less than pleasant. Legal action was taken against the leaders of the strike, and replacement workers from neighbouring towns were brought in. But Prime Minister John A. Macdonald, a political adversary of Brown’s, supported the workers, eventually passing the Trade Union Act that decriminalized unions and led to the strike leaders’ release from jail. Despite support from the Prime Minister, many workers still lost their jobs, and the goal of a shorter work week was not immediately achieved. But the strike was a significant moment in Canadian history, showing workers they were not powerless. In addition, an annual parade was held in honor of the workers who went on strike, and this celebration soon spread to cities throughout Canada. By 1894, these parades were officially recognized when then-Prime Minister Sir John Thompson declared Labour Day a national holiday.

LABOUR GIVING The Northern View archives

Labour organizations are no strangers to supporting the community. Pictured above are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the Firefighters Union who, working with city management, collected $775 in food gift cards for the Salvation Army Food Bank last Christmas.


ILWU LOCAL 505 It is Labour indeed that puts the difference on everything... ~John Locke District Office 770 Pacific Ave, Port Edward, BC Canada, V0V 1G0 P: 250.628.3667 • F: 250.628.9225

Celebrating a Safe & Happy Labour Day Long Weekend

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September 2, 2015 • Northern View • A23

Labour plays a key role in making the North Coast work A look at some of the unions in Prince Rupert BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The labour movement in Prince Rupert has a long and storied history. If there was any question about how linked to labour Prince Rupert is, consider this: The City of Prince Rupert celebrated its 100th birthday in 2010, and later that same year the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) celebrated its 100th year in Prince Rupert. Indeed, since Prince Rupert has been here the labour movement has been here. And though 100 years may have come and gone, the role of labour in the lives on North Coast residents has remained strong. When ships come in to call on Prince Rupert, they are loaded and unloaded by members of the ILWU and the Grain Worker’s Union. Prince Rupert’s position and future as a reliable and accessible international gateway relies on the work of the ILWU and its union members. Our future is further linked to labour through our

Kevin Campbell / The Northern View

Ships that arrive at Prince Rupert Grain are loaded by members of the Grain Worker’s Union and the ILWU.

children. While in school, members of the Prince Rupert and District Teacher’s Union (PRDTU) stand at the head of the classroom while members of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) and members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) ensure smooth operations. When those we love fall ill and need to go to the hospital, chances are they will be cared for by members of the B.C. Nurses Union and attended to by members of the B.C. Government Employees Union

(BCGEU). And as people make their trip to and from Prince Rupert on the sea, they are being cared for by the members of the BC Ferry and Marine Workers Union. These are but a few of the services that depend on those on the labour movement. From fishermen and plant workers to postal carriers and teachers; from electricians and carpenters to hotel workers and airline workers, the importance of the labour movement cannot be understated in Prince Rupert.

Empire Grain Stevedoring Here’s to a saf fe and happy py Labour Day ay 2015 In support of ILWU 505 , ILWU 514 and Local 333 the Grain Workers Union 100 Hast Road, Prince Rupert • 250-624-4355

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The Northern View, September 02, 2015  

September 02, 2015 edition of the The Northern View

The Northern View, September 02, 2015  

September 02, 2015 edition of the The Northern View