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Ringin’ News Big downtown changes needed? Page A3

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Ring System Music Studio’s Zachary Horianopoulos performs ‘Spike in the Rail’ at the Jingle Bell Rock concert last Saturday night. Admissions were by donation and $2,900 was raised, all going toward the Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.

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Cullen returns from climate talks BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PARIS, FR / The Northern View

After one of the first worldwide, legally-binding climate change agreements was negotiated in Paris earlier in December, Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen returned to Canada after serving as the NDP environment critic, accompanying the government and premiers in France. And while Cullen was happy to see progress made on a worldwide deal that would see the rise in global temperatures held to 2 degrees C or lower, he was less enthusiastic about the lack of specifics in Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s response to the deal. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Canada has been playing a much more positive role than the previous government. Certainly thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a bunch of things still on the table not yet worked out,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As well as having a hard target from Canada, there was a commitment from keeping the world heating up 1.5 degrees, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no goal associated to it and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be really important â&#x20AC;&#x201C; seeing a plan with the Government of Canada. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing that with the provinces.â&#x20AC;? In northwest B.C., the MP sees a plethora of options and strategies that could help contribute to Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s carbon capping efforts, including environmentally-friendly industry jobs found anywhere from Prince George to Prince Rupert. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to have to find huge cuts to our pollution. If you break that down, where all the opportunity is, is the green-energy projects that we have across the region. Finding new funding, having a price on carbon across the country and having a goal for the country â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that makes investment more likely,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To create those green jobs ... itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s getting rid of the threat of things like Northern Gateway [oil pipeline project] and [implementing] the tanker ban and then on the other side, taking advantage of Canada having to meet some commitments. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s made by creating those new sources of energy and moving the economy.â&#x20AC;?

At the Paris climate conference, Cullen was in complete opposition to B.C. Premier Christy Clark and B.C. Minister of the Environment Mary Polak and their alleged asking for the LNG industry to be exempt from any budget for carbon. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a non-starter. To pretend that carbon produced from an LNG terminal is different than carbon produced from a tailpipe or a big factory or a coal plant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still carbon. Canada has made some commitments to halt the amount of carbon coming out of our country and if theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going to exempt LNG, then B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to have to make up for it in huge ways somewhere else and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think B.C. has a clue as to how thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to work ... The principle that the polluter pays applies to everybody. There arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t special polluters and less special polluters,â&#x20AC;? he said. In an interview with Black Pressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Tom Fletcher, Premier Clark mentioned that the Liberal Government of Canada is backing B.C.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s LNG enthusiasm. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The new government in Ottawa is a big supporter of our LNG plan and part of the reason for that is that they also see it as a way forward for Canada to make a huge contribution to fighting global climate change,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;LNG will be a source of emissions for Canada, but overall itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a big favour to the world.â&#x20AC;? In discussing the highly volatile supply and demand market for oil and natural gas leading to pricing changes, Premier Clark mentioned that natural gas continues to be an alternative that places like the industrious east coast of China look to. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The concern about climate change is going to rebalance the market for natural gas. I guess the other positive sign is that nobody has accurately predicted any of these changes, negative or positive, in the past. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure if whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening today would even predict the future. But I do know that countries are going to be looking to natural gas as the primary solution to the climate change issues theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to resolve,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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Downtown restructuring hinted at by City BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

DP World’s and the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s southward expansion feasibility study for the Fairview Container Terminal has the backing of the City of Prince Rupert. In a press release sent out last week, the City of Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain spoke glowingly of the Fairview Terminal’s potential growth to handle 2 - 2.5 million twentyfoot equivalent units (TEUs) per year of containerized cargo – the facility is one of the fastest growing container terminals in North America. “The first eight years of operation at the Fairview Container Terminal have been incredible for the City and region,” said the mayor. “The benefits have included hundreds of well-paying jobs and a start on rebuilding the industrial tax base of the city.” The City mentioned in its release that a growing Fairview Terminal fits in with its grand Hays 2.0 vision, which sees increased trade to Europe through transshipping at the Prince Rupert port. Earlier in the month, the City also released an endorsement from the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s (PRPA) chairman Bud Smith around its plans to collaborate with the Port on any worldwide vision that mayor and council may have for the North Coast port town. “Today we are all benefiting from the leadership and perseverance of the Prince Rupert Port Authority. The success of the Fairview Container Terminal has its origins in a bold vision,” Brain added.

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As more cargo containers move through the Port of Prince Rupert, the City is looking at solutions to alleviate traffic created from trucks carrying them to the Container Examination Facility at Ridley Island.

The mayor also hinted at restructuring the downtown core in the future – something Brain said would have to happen with increased container traffic coming from the port and heading to its Container Examination Facility (CEF) at Ridley Island. Though, PRPA is looking at developing the former J.S. McMillan Fisheries’ Cannery site as a new CEF, alleviating the need for trucks to travel downtown. The City’s press release notes that discussions with the Province would be a priority “to investigate the capacity and safety of Highway 16 and city streets”. “In this investigation we would have to take into account

the eventual re-development of the downtown core in Prince Rupert. Future plans for the city’s core would have to examine the viability of maintaining a provincial highway with increasing car and truck traffic routed through the downtown of the city,” said Brain. A redesign of the downtown core is a major component of the Re:Design Rupert campaign, to be ramped up in 2016 and has already started to see progress through the Third Avenue sidewalk rehabilitation project, to be completed in a five-year timeframe. “As we head into 2016, the visions of the PRPA, DP World and the City are well-aligned,” Brain noted.

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NDP’s Horgan on trade, LNG NDP leader John Horgan sat down with Tom Fletcher for a year-end interview in his Victoria office. Here are excerpts. For the full version, see the Opinion tab at:www.thenorthernview.com. TF: In the recent federal election, national NDP leader Thomas Mulcair rejected the Trans Pacific Partnership sight unseen, endorsing letters from Unifor and CUPE saying this is a bad deal. Is your party seen as against Pacific Rim trade? JH: No, I don’t think so, and what I said at the time was that I support trade. We’re a trade-centred province. We’re looking across the ocean at the largest market the world has known, and I support getting our products to higher-priced markets. But having said that, the B.C. Liberals embraced TPP without even having seen it. TF: The NDP and unions have historically been protectionist. Do you see any need to modernize the B.C. party? JH: When it comes to trade, I think we have modernized. And who was Tom Fletcher the first premier to go on a B.C. Views trade mission from British Columbia? It was Dave Barrett. And now there has been a succession of premiers who make regular visits to other markets to try to stimulate economic activity here at home. TF: Natural gas price and volume continue to go down, along with commodities generally, and the supply of oil and gas keeps going up. What’s your take on the prospects for LNG after the year we’ve had? JH: Not good. I’ve always said price will determine whether investors drop down multibillions of dollars in a far-away place to provide a product that is not developed here. Brownfield opportunities have moved very quickly in the U.S. Changing LNG import facilities to export facilities is a whole lot easier and cheaper than starting from scratch. Getting to the coast is a challenge for fossil fuels, and the last LNG price point I saw delivered in Asia was $5.70 a unit. You’re not going to make money at that price, even with rock-bottom prices here in B.C.

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus This editorial first appeared in the New York Sun in 1897, written by Francis Pharcellus ear editor, I am eight years old. “Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. “Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’ “Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? “VIRGINIA O’HANLON. “115 West 95th Street.” VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge. Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The

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eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished. Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world. You may tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding. No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

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What is your favourite holiday tradition? With William Gye

DONNA WESLEY

RUBY MATHER

KIM & KRISTA ST. PIERRE

SHIRLEY MINTENKO

“I enjoy giving gifts to the kids.”

“To enjoy being with my family over the holidays.”

“Build gingerbread houses and then devouring them a second after they’re built. I save one for Santa.”

“Family. It’s all about family.”

Photo courtesy Prince Rupert Port Authority AMBER WAVES: Grain harvested from these Alberta fields will eventually make its way to Prince Rupert for export. Many factors determine the marketability of Canadian crops. Cultivating, transporting, cleaning and shipping require sophisticated logistics.

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Bad science muddies Lelu plans Editor: Can a liquefied natural gas export facility be built in the heart of the Skeena River estuary without seriously harming the second-largest wild salmon run in Canada? A growing body of science — from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Simon Fraser University, the Skeena Fisheries Commission, and others — suggests that industrial port development on Lelu Island near Prince Rupert is likely to damage Flora Bank, a shallow eelgrass bed next to Lelu that rears 300 million juvenile salmon every year as they graduate from fresh to salt water. The Skeena salmon fishery generates in excess of $110 million annually. The only science that claims that the Pacific NorthWest LNG facility proposed for Lelu Island isn’t likely to significantly harm salmon is from the company proposing the project, and it is disturbingly problematic. A submission to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency by consulting firm Stantec, working for Pacific NorthWest, included no field data on fish, yet inexplicably concluded that “salmon do not use Flora Bank eelgrass habitat for nursery habitat or other life dependent processes.” When asked about the baffling report, an anonymous Stantec employee told a news reporter that, “Internally, when it came out, there were quite a lot of people in our fisheries and marine group who were very, very unhappy with the report and could not believe that it had been produced.” Similarly unsatisfactory, Pacific NorthWest’s 3D modelling of potential impacts was rejected by the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) based on “numerous and significant deficiencies and errors in the modelling procedures, input data, and assumptions.” In light of these problems, scientists from Simon Fraser University and the Skeena Fisheries Commission recently concluded that the Pacific NorthWest LNG design “disregards science” and “poses significant and unacceptable risks to Skeena salmon and their fisheries.” These comments were based on work the researchers published in the prestigious peer-reviewed journal Science. If there ever was a gold-standard of scientific credibility, this is it. In contrast, Pacific NorthWest is on their fourth try to provide credible science. Never mind publication, the company’s application

“Pacific NorthWest is on their fourth try to provide credible science.” - Greg Horne to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has been rejected three times by government scientists at DFO and Natural Resources Canada. Each time, the company has been asked to provide trustworthy information on potential impacts on fish. Each time, they have come up short. Will Pacific NorthWest’s latest science, submitted on Nov. 10, fare any better? Not likely. One glaring concern is that Pacific NorthWest is overlooking key evidence that their LNG terminal may cause the vital Flora Bank salmon habitat to be demolished by erosion. Patrick McLaren, one of the world’s leading geologists on sediment transport by water, has discovered that Flora Bank is a geological anomaly found nowhere else in B.C. It is relic sand from the last ice age, held in place by a delicate balance of opposing tidal, wave, and river currents. McLaren concludes, in a peerreviewed scientific publication, that building the LNG supertanker trestle would likely disrupt this balance, and cause the bank and the eelgrass to be lost to deep water by erosion. The result? The critical salmon habitat would be eliminated. Yet, Pacific NorthWest is relying on a 3D computer model to try to show that the project will not erode Flora Bank. In response to DFO feedback, Pacific NorthWest updated their modelling on Nov. 10, yet it still has problems. The key prediction of the new 3D model — that currents on top of Flora Bank are weak — is incompatible with the empirical observation that there are sand waves on Flora Bank that only form under strong currents. Thus, the 3D modelling must still be deficient and therefore cannot be relied on for accurate predictions. If the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency continues to hold the company accountable, this submission too will be rejected. See LELU on Page A6

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his year, Western Canada’s grain crop production was over 60 million tonnes, one of the largest harvests in our country’s history. Getting these grains from Canadian farms to world markets is an intricate process. Farmers are the first group in a supply chain that requires a great deal of collaboration and information sharing to be successful. Once a farmer has harvested his crop, he takes samples to experts who examine the grain and assign it a “grade.” This value is used to define its quality and becomes a determining factor in the price and ultimately the end use of the grain. For example, Canadian Western Red Spring wheat, Canada’s most commonly-grown grain, is given a grade between 1 and 4, with 1 and 2 being a higher-quality grain used for milling wheat into flour. Quality is mostly a result of harvest conditions. Harvest conditions include the amount of rain, frost and drought in the finals weeks of the growing season. Also important is the protein content of the grain, as different markets demand varying levels. Canada’s export markets like China tend to have demand for high-protein wheat, which they can blend with their own domestic wheat. Once their crop has been assigned a grade, farmers negotiate the best price they can get with grain companies or grain brokers. There are a half-dozen large grain companies in Canada—such as Viterra and Richardson—, but also a number of smaller companies that tend to be local in nature. Farmers may choose to use a grain broker to source their crop and deliver it to the buyer, or they may utilize producer cars. Producer cars refer to rail cars allocated to farmers by the Canadian Grain Commission. Farmers load these cars themselves. Most often, farmers sell to a grain company which hires trucks to pick up the crop and deliver to a company grain elevator. Today many farmers use large grain bags to store their crops on site until the day of movement. This helps retain grade and moisture levels for extended periods of time. Once the grain reaches an elevator, it is either cleaned for sale to the domestic market, or stored and eventually forwarded to export terminals at Canada’s ports. Cleaning of grain involves the removal of dockage, which refers to anything other than the kernels of grain being sold. This can include weed seeds or stems, straw, or other grains. Roughly half of the Canadian grains and oilseed grown annually are used domestically, and these are cleaned at the 150-plus grain elevators across western Canada. The rest is moved by rail to various export points throughout the country. Close to half of all exported grains move through British Columbia’s ports, and are cleaned efficiently at terminals like Prince Rupert Grain before being loaded onto bulk carriers and shipped overseas. Re:port is a collaborative promotional venture by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and The Northern View.


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LNG plant on Lelu Island must be rejected

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LELU from Page A4 Governments have known the significance of Flora Bank, one of the largest eelgrass beds in B.C., for over 40 years. In 1973, a report by DFO found that Flora Bank is “of high biological significance as a fish (especially juvenile salmon) rearing habitat,” and advised that “construction of a superport at the Kitson Island — Flora Bank site would destroy

much of this critical salmon habitat.” But the B.C. government’s gold-rush approach to LNG development has welcomed Petronas, a company notorious internationally for its “catastrophic” safety issues and financial scandals, to disregard established science and set up shop on Lelu Island. Politicians and regulators should not let Pacific NorthWest LNG, led by Petronas,

muddy the waters with faulty science that jeopardizes one of the most prolific wild salmon runs in the world. The LNG plant on Lelu Island should be rejected. Greg Horne is the energy coordinator for the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition, which is a participant in the Canadian Environmental Assessment of the Pacific NorthWest LNG proposal.

Alaska can’t afford to lose marine highway Editor: The Alaska Marine Highway System is at a critical juncture. Since its first port of call, the Alaska Marine Highway has provided substantial economic growth and improved quality of life for Alaskans. It has become a vital socio-economic engine even more now, than when it was conceived half a century ago. We cannot afford to lose this transportation corridor for Alaska. However, we must acknowledge that the state can no longer afford to pay for the current system and outdated management model. Our legislators must understand the economic necessity provided by the marine highway while Southeast Conference and coastal Alaska work with the Governor’s Office, legislators, and Alaska’s Department of Transportation to determine measures that are needed to make changes.

There is no question that the Alaska Marine Highway System needs a major overhaul. It operates in an environment with market, political and operational challenges unlike anywhere else in the world. Its service mandate is broad; its markets are small and diverse. Success over the long-term will require a carefully crafted combination of management, operations and funding strategies. Any new system will take significant time to develop and fully implement. As time erodes so do the options and the chance to act in a deliberate and thoughtful way.  Our hope is that the legislature will recognize the efforts of the many citizens working hard to improve our highway and provide enough time and funding to design and implement a new operating model to address the current day obstacles. Southeast Conference is taking active steps to update the system

into a responsive and predictable marine highway which will transcend political and administration shifts; a system that will partner with communities and have shared responsibility and accountability for the success or failure of that system. If a viable, long-term plan and a governance structure were put in place to carry out that plan, I believe there would be the trust necessary to define funding and service in a manner that can be agreed upon by Alaskans. A shift in thinking about the Marine Highway; Changes in its governing structure, and — above all — a reliable long-term strategic plan, are what we at Southeast Conference seek for our state, its people, and the Alaska Marine Highway System. Shelly Wright, Southeast Conference, executive director Juneau, Alaska

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The strengths of this city’s residents and workforce made 2015 another year of extraordinary achievement for Prince Rupert’s port community. Whether your holiday traditions anchor you at home or link you overseas, we wish you joy, peace and prosperity in this festive season and throughout the New Year.

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The B.C. government announced a $3-million plan to improve safety measures along Highway 16 from Prince George to Prince Rupert. The five-point action plan aims to improve access to transportation services along the highway corrider also known as “The Highway of Tears” for the 19 women who have been confirmed murdered or missing by the RCMP. Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone said “There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to addressing the challenges along the corridor and this action plan provides flexibility for communities to determine how to best apply new funding to meet their specific needs.” The plan will include $1.6-million over two years to expand BC Transit services; $750,000 over three years for a community transportation grant program to be operated by First Nations, local governments and nonprofit groups; $150,000 over three years to create a First Nations driver education program; $500,000 over two years to improve infrustructure along the highway with webcams and transit shelters; and a collaboration effort with BC Transit, Northern Health, non-profit organizations and private transport providers to synchronize schedules. A nine-person Highway 16 Transportation Advisory Group will implement the strategy and create a process for local communities to apply for grant funding. In January and February the Ministry of Transportation will meet with the advisory group to finetune the plan. The government’s proposal has been met with some skepticism. North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice said in an email, “This is a first step, but only a real

solution if followed by other significant steps such as stable sustainable funding for reliable public transport. Even after this announcement, it is still a patchwork solution but given how this government has dragged its heels for years and even deleted records about the Highway of Tears, I’m really glad to finally see some steps being taken to a solution.” Rice is concerned that the announment makes funding commitments for two or three years but northern communities need a yearly commitment. She also critiques the plan to improve technology with webcams. “While I support investing in technology, providing continuous cell coverage along the Highway 16 corridor from Prince Rupert to Prince George is a far more superior technology investment as far as safety is concerned. That is something I, and many of my constituents would like to see,” Rice said. The leader of the B.C. Conservative party, Dan Brooks, is concerned that the plan is to share costs with financially struggling communities. In a press release Brooks said it was a “pathetic funding announcement” and “another example of northern neglect.” The five-points plan was developed after the Ministry of Transporation and the First Nations Health Authority held a transportation symposium in Smithers on Nov. 24. The foundations of the plan were based on feedback and recommendations from participants. The regional chief for the B.C. Assembly of First Nations, Shane Gottfriedson, was encouraged by the action plan to improve safety and security. “As the national lead for murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls, I am heartened to hear of this important first step to take action on the safety and transportation for our brothers and sisters of the north,” he said.


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Steelheads double up on Rampage BY WILLIAM GYE PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The Prince Rupert Rampage ran into some stiff competition this weekend in their lone home match-up against the West Division-leading Smithers Steelheads. The boys from Prince Rupert came out strong, setting the tone to start the game and keeping the puck in Smithers’ end. But the home side couldn’t sustain their strong play from early in the game and an unravelled third period proved to be the rhinos’ downfall, losing 6-3 Saturday night. An early Rupert penalty to Jared Davis and then a Smithers penalty led to some four-on-four action. Whether it’s loose play, extremely tight checking, laziness, or just really tight reffing, every game at the Jim seems to have less and less flow with 20 to 30 penalties being called each game. This contest had 20. Rampage goaltender Jordan Vanderwiel was electrifying all night. He kept the game deadlocked at zeros as the game opened up. Rupert’s Mike Coolin hit the post and then Smithers hit the post. With bouts of sustained pressure from both teams to open the game, Cook got checked into the boards awkwardly, but with no call he was upset and took an unsportsmanlike penalty for talking back to referee David Belling. Cook’s cut was split wide open and he went to the dressing room for stitches, but returned to the game. Smithers went to the power play and generated some chances, but so did Rupert short-handed. Rampage forward Craig Munro had a solid game, and took the puck hard to the net and drew a penalty for tripping. The man-advantage was short-lived as Rupert’s Tyler Halliday took a penalty for interference. Vanderwiel continued to play well and made a couple key stops short side on the penalty kill. With the late offensive zone pressure, Smithers was able to bury one late to take a 1-0 lead after one period. The second period started much as the first did with Rupert taking it to Smithers with the body, disrupting their breakout. This paid immediate dividends as Smithers turned the puck over at their blueline to Jared Meers who shot it and

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Brayden Horcoff notched a goal during action in Saturday’s game between the Prince Rupert Rampage and Smithers Steelheads.

Kory Movold got the rebound. He quickly went shelf with it to tie the affair 1-1. The Steelheads immediately went to the power play again  and created several grade-A chances in the slot only to be thwarted by Vanderwiel: with a Dominik Hasek-esque stop going from side to side on his back, stopping the puck with his blocker. The crowd and bench went crazy. After a big hit by Rupert defenceman Jean-Luc Fournier, the boys found their legs again and started to push back through Coolin, Cole Atchinson and Devin Palmer’s line. Creating turnovers in the opposing team’s zone always helps.  The momentum took a hit though, as Cook took a charging penalty and Rupert was back on the penalty kill and in reactive mode.  However, Vanderwiel did his thing in net to successfully kill off the penalty. Then, a late penalty to the Steelheads for kneeing put the rhinos back on the powerplay. This is where the game changed. After a give-away at the Smithers blueline on the power play, Fournier

chased the puck back into the neutral zone and with the Smithers player coming from in front of him a few feet away from the boards, Fournier took the body and his opponent went awkwardly into the boards. It was one of those bang-bang plays that ended up worse for the Smithers player who had to leave the game and go to the hospital. It wasn’t a malicious looking-check but Fournier was assessed a match penalty for charging and a game misconduct on the play. “[Our] compete level was as good as it gets tonight. The penalty was no big deal on Jean-Luc, I thought we could kill it. But the five-on-three killed us,” said coach Roger Atchison. “I didn’t feel like there was any intent to injure from Jean-Juc, it was just a quick play and he should have backed off him. It will probably get reviewed. [We had] two good periods ... other than that four minute-spell, it was a good game.” Rupert opened the third frame having to kill off the five-minute major. After

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some more minors were called, Smithers capitalized on four-on-three hockey after a cross-ice pass from Brendan DeVries to Lach Davies made it 2-1 Smithers. On a very similar play seconds later, Davies buried it again and was the beneficiary of another cross ice pass this time on a two-on-one. Smithers broke away 3-1. Still on the powerplay from the major, Mark Arnold scored for Smithers extending the lead to 4-1. After another marker from the Steelheads made it 5-1 and having lifted Vanderwiel from duty, Jarrod Hildebrandt was pressed into action right away, turning away a half-breakaway. Rampage defenceman Tyler Ostrom let go with a bomb from the point, and Brayden Horcoff made no mistake burying the rebound, 5-2. Later, Movold made it 5-3 with a tip in after a smart pass from Halliday coming down the left wing. But it was too little too late for the Rupert boys, as Smithers scored an emptynetter. The final score ended 6-3 Smithers.


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Sports In Brief River Kings to host Coy Cup If the Prince Rupert Rampage win the 2016 CIHL playoffs, they won’t have to travel far to compete in the northern championship, Coy Cup. The hosting duties will fall with the Terrace River Kings this season and the Coy Cup sees the champions of the CIHL and two other top teams in northern B.C. face off, as well as the River Kings, who gain an automatic berth into the tournament for hosting. The River Kings placed second in the Coy Cup last year and are currently in first-place in the West Division, with Prince Rupert in third.

Liu competes in Orange County In his third consecutive week of play, Prince Rupert product Adrian Liu reached Round 2 of the 2015 K&D Graphics/Yonex Grand Prix in Orange County, California from Dec. 7 – 12. Going up against Australia’s Cham Chen and Pit Seng Low, Liu and his men’s doubles partner Derrick Ng handily defeated the Australians 21-11, 21-6 in the first round. The Canadians ran into trouble in Round 2 however as England’s tourney No. 5 -ranked Marcus Ellis and Chris Langridge bested Liu and Ng in straight sets 21-13, 21-14.

Blue Knuckle Derby set to go The Marc Desautels Memorial Blue Knuckle Derby is coming on Dec. 27. Organizer and Lions Club member Jeff Carlson of J and E Tackle, as usual, is helping organize the event. The derby has an illustrious history dating back to 1992 with its inception. With many returning entrants from years previous, Carlson expects the 350 tickets to sell out. “The past six years they have fully sold out. [This year will be the] same as every other year, lots of participants and lots of enthusiasm,” said Carlson. As the event is expected to be very well attended, if you can’t make it into the derby the weigh-in is at 6 p.m. at the Moose Hall on Dec. 27. There will be a lot of prizes being given away and there will be a beautiful barbecue featuring a baron of beef. Don’t forget to get your tickets! They can be purchased at J and E Tackle.

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1980-2005 alumni win annual tourney Head coach Bishop honoured with floorboard plaque BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

They’ve still got it. The team of 1980-2005 alumni Charles Hays/Prince Rupert Secondary Rainmakers defeated the current iteration of the Charles Hays (CHSS) Senior Boys’ White Team Rainmakers 101-86 this past Saturday in the Jim Ciccone Rainmaker Alumni Tournament. The tournament, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Rainmakers basketball program in Prince Rupert, saw the senior boys’ team from the high school split into two squads as well as a team from the junior boys’ squad compete against three alumni teams, varying in playing dates ranges from back in 1946. The teams played nine games between Friday and Saturday and in the final, current senior boys’ assistant coach Ryan Bishop and brother Brody Bishop were on fire against the team in white. While Ryan notched 14 points, all in the third quarter, Brody was on fire, putting up 40 points throughout the game to lead the 1980-2005 Rainmakers over the current high-schoolers. Justin McChesney matched Brody, scoring 34 points himself for the current Rainmakers and Skyler Wesley scored 10 to lead the team in the loss.

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Six teams in all competed in the 70th anniversary alumni tourney.

“[The tournament is going] good. We all know each other and respect each other. I think I have improved alot under the program and [head coach] Mel [Bishop] and I’m very grateful for that opportunity,” said senior boys’ Grade 11 member Ben Rabel during the tourney. “I have a few friends that played on my team, that I satyed close with oveer the years since graduation (2001). Thanks to the program, I was able to make some friends that are basically brothers,” added Rainmakers alumnus Daniel Jackson. Along with the game action, Raimakers head coach Mel Bishop was honoured after the tournament for his decades of dedication and contributions behind the bench of the ‘Makers. For his service, Mel was given a personalized plaque, made from the floorboards of the gymnasium of the former Prince Rupert Secondary School (now Prince Rupert Middle School) and the honour was kept secret until the presentation. “How on Earth did you get part of the floorboards?” Mel asked while receiving it. The bench boss has been coaching the program since 1981. The current Rainmakers are back Contributed / The Northern View at it when they host Lower Mainland Former Rainmaker Sarah McChesney presents head coach Mel Bishop with an competition from Jan. 7 - 9. honourary plaque, commemorating his years behind the bench since 1981. - With files from William Gye

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Dolan clan comes through in Terrace Zach, Isaac, Malcolm all grab gold aggregate medals; Rapids take second BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The Prince Rupert Amateur Swim Club (PRASC) Rapids claimed secondplace at the Terrace Northwest Holiday Invitational from Dec. 11 – 13, coming in just behind the visiting Kitimat team, who won the overall meet with 905 points. Rupert accumulated 671. The Rapids won a staggering three gold aggregates (all in the same family), three silver aggregates and two bronze aggregates out of the squad that went up to Terrace. Isaac Dolan (12) took gold in aged 11-12 boys, winning the 50, 100 and 200 backstroke and 1500 freestyle and placed second in 100, 200 and 400 freestyle. Isaac’s brother, Malcolm Dolan (10) won the gold aggregate for 10-andunder boys, claiming the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle, 200 IM and 100 breaststroke and coming in second in 100 and 200 back. Finally, the third gold aggregate claimed by PRASC went to Zach Dolan (14) in 13-14 boys, winning the 100, 200, 400 and 1500 free, 100 back, 100 breast and 200 IM and set new ‘AA’ times in 1500 free (18:54.69), 100 breast (1:19.31) and 50 free (27.80). Natalie DeMille (10) grabbed the

silver aggregate for 10-and-under girls, winning 50 free, 100 free, 50 back, 100 back, 200 IM and 200 breaststroke and placed second in 200 back. Next, Amy Leighton (14) took the silver aggregate for 13-14 girls, claiming first in 50, 100 and 200 free, 50 and 100 breast and 50 back. She came in second in 200 back. The last silver aggregate from PRASC went to Lucas Mayer (9) for 10-andunder boys for placing second in 50 breast, 100 IM and 200 free. Joshua Joubert (10) took the bronze aggregate for 10-and-under boys, coming in second in 50 back and 50 free, and Jake Morse (11) won the bronze aggregate for 11-12 boys, claiming first in 50 free and 100 breast and second in 50, 100 and 200 back and third in 200 free. Hannah Toye (13) swam best times in all seven of her events, taking second in 50 back and third in 50, 100 and 200 free and 100 back. She set her first-ever ‘AA’ time in 200 back (2:52.55) and had new ‘AA’ times in 50 free (31.95), 100 free (1:10.34), 200 free (2:33.58) and 100 back (1:20.36). Araya Bartlett (14) won 13-14 200 breaststroke, took second in 100 IM and third in 50 breaststroke, Finn de la Nuez (9) took third in 50 back, 100 back and 200 free, Kobi Franes

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(14) took second in 200 breast and third in 50 free, and 100 and 200 back, and Landen Franes (12) won 200 breast, took second in 100 IM and third in 50 free and 100 and 200 back. As well, Sam Kafka (12) won 50 butterfly, Sarah McChesney (19) won 50 and 100 free and 50 and 100 breast, and Kai McDonald (11) took second in 50 and 200 breast. Marlee McDonald (13) grabbed third in 200 IM and 100 breast, Trey

McDonald (9) won 25 back and 50 breast, Wyatt McDonald (9) took second in 50 free and 100 free and third in 100 breast, and Hyla McQuaid (10) grabbed first in 50 and 200 back and 200 free and second in 100 back. Grant Slocombe (12) took second in 50 fly and third in 50 breast and Bailey Ward (13) won 50 breaststroke and took third in 100 and 200 breast. The Rapids’ next swim is on Jan. 22 - 24 in Kitimat at the regional championships.

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SAD? Let there be light Help available in Prince Rupert BY SHANNON LOUGH PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

With little more than seven hours of daylight in Prince Rupert at this time of year holiday cheer may be tough to come by, but there is hope. Being aware of your mood and how others around you are reacting to the darkness and the pressures of the season may be the first step. Clinical educator at Northern Health, Damen DeLeenheer, offers some resources to those suffering from seasonal depression. “The demands that many place on themselves to attend to and meet the expectations of others may contribute to anxiety and stress. On top of all of this the shorter days and longer nights can lead to seasonal affective disorder (SAD) making the holiday season even more difficult to enjoy,” DeLeenheer says. The shortest day has passed but the darkness still seeps in leaving some people feeling SAD. The signs and symptoms for SAD may include low energy, increased appetite, weight gain, trouble concentrating and sleeplessness. At the Prince Rupert Health Unit’s Mental Health and Addiction Community Program there is additional support for people suffering from SAD.

Kelsey Basso is the program support for public health nursing as well as mental health and addictions. She says there are seven SAD lamps at the clinic that counsellors lend to their clients. “It’s basically a sunshine lamp that’s supposed to mimic the effect of the sun during winter months when people have SAD. If they spend a certain amount of time under this lamp it’s supposed to help their illness as well as counselling. Each of our counsellors has one that they lend out.” Light therapy lamps can also be purchased online with prices ranging from $50 to $250. Clinical trials have tested light treatment for effectiveness. The American Journal of Psychiatry published the results of a trial in 2006 that compared light treatment with antidepressant medication and found that patients who used light therapy responded earlier to the treatment but other than that both treatments had the same effect on the patient. DeLeenheer says that using the sun lamp is one way to help people struggling with SAD. “In regards to seasonal blues, again it’s more than just the light. That’s one part of it. Social isolation can be another part.” The Mental Health and Addiction Community Program doesn’t see higher

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numbers around the holidays, according to Basso. “People who are depressed stay in their homes and it’s not really something we see a big uptake in.” But due to New Year’s resolutions she says the clinic will see a spike in patients with an alcohol addiction. Although some North Coast residents may feel the obvious effects of SAD, “For holiday blues it’s such a multi-faceted issue that affects can come from so many areas of your life,” DeLeenheer says. Feeling blue may be attributed to overindulgence in sweets or alcohol, financial stress, or even the pressure to recreate popular culture’s version of an

ideal holiday. What should you do? If you think you’re experiencing seasonal blues DeLeenheer recommends that you ask yourself these questions: over the past few weeks have you experienced little interest in doing things? Have you been feeling down, depressed or hopeless? If your answer is yes for more than half of the days consider getting additional support. Speak with your nurse practitioner or family doctor or call the Northern Health community mental health and addictions programs and ask to speak with one of the nurses or clinicians.

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This month, Prince Rupert area (SD52) officials presented the board of education with a new report card format for Grades 4 and 5 students in line with a provincial

movement to move away from elementary school-level letter grades. The new method was developed collaboratively with teachers across elementary schools and the design implements a system identifying students’ strengths and areas

needing further improvement. “It’s been a conversation probably since I started teaching about how to adequately communicate student learning to parents, and what we know for certain is that a letter grade communicates lots of things, but not

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necessarily anything about learning,” said SD52 superintendent Sandra Jones. “[Letter grades] are not great communicators of what the child has learned, what they’re capable of doing and what the child needs to work on next. So it’s about communicating

learning in a more robust fashion to parents. It’s more information, not less,” she added. The new report cards were sent out in select classes as a pilot project, but not all. However, for the second report card of the year out of three, district officials are “very much inclined to think it will be all Grades 4 and 5 teachers [ p a r t i c i p at i n g ] ,” Jones said. The move is part of a larger effort by the province to move towards the new style of report cards, which provides more specific commentary about the progression of the child’s learning as opposed to the letter grade and minimal accompanying comments. Few districts in B.C. have implemented the system from grades K – 12, while more commonly, B.C. districts have implemented the report format from K – 9, Jones said. “In [Grades] K, 1, 2 and 3, you never get letter grades and apparently people know what’s going on there, so by Grade 4 it’s not a big change for parents ... If a parent wanted to know the letter grade, teachers will be able to provide that [with the new format],” the superintendent said. The new report card is being distributed and teachers will look for feedback from parents. Further, the date for a school board trustee by-election to fill the vacant position held by resigned board member Judy Carlick-Pearson has yet to be set. The district is in talks with the City of Prince Rupert, which, under the School Act, must facilitate the election. After a chief election officer is appointed, the date will be set in the new year.


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Number of years when eelgrass was present (from 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2015) 1 of 4 Years

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We apologize for a graphic error that was published in an advertisement and community mailer earlier this month. The figure illustrating eelgrass on Flora Bank did not accurately represent one year out of four. The image above has been corrected to provide the intended level of detail. Despite the error on the graphic, the nearest eelgrass beds observed in any year are still over 100 meters away from the proposed marine infrastructure.

As illustrated above, the support structures for the suspension bridge and trestle would be located on Agnew Bank. Our 3D modelling demonstrates there would be small changes to the seabed immediately around the structures.

Why did PNW LNG conduct 3D modelling of Flora Bank? We used computer modelling because it simulates the real world and tests how man-made structures would interact with the environment. The purpose of our modelling was to analyze and understand the natural processes occurring on and around Flora Bank, and how, or if, they might be affected by the marine infrastructure. The model we used is an accurate, computerized representation of the coastal features from Lelu Island to Haida Gwaii.

What did you learn from the modelling? We learned that Flora Bank would remain naturally stable and the eelgrass on Flora Bank would remain healthy with our proposed marine structures. The modelling demonstrated that there would be small changes to the seabed immediately around the structures, and with each progressive round of modelling, the predicted effects from the marine structures have been refined.

How accurate are the 3D modelling results? The results are very accurate. All model outputs were thoroughly compared to actual measurements of regional and local weather, ocean hydrodynamics and water qualities. Once the model was proven to realistically generate short and long-term natural conditions, our engineers used it to test how the marine structures would interact with the local environment.

Why has the modelling work taken so long? As a result of questions raised by local First Nations and community members, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) asked Pacific NorthWest LNG to conduct further rounds of modelling with the 3D modelling being the most recent and extensive round of modelling. As our modelling work has progressed, each round has increased the level of certainty in our predictions.

Will your marine infrastructure impact the eelgrass? No. Based on our modelling, the eelgrass, fish and fish habitat on and around Flora Bank would remain healthy. The modelling results show minimal erosion and deposition immediately around the marine structures, which would be hundreds of metres away from the nearest eelgrass beds.

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Coast Guard Santa Jolly Old Elf enjoys his West home in Rupert BY SHANNON LOUGH PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

On Christmas Eve, even children living on the light stations get an annual visit from Santa Claus. A long, long time ago, in 1969, Santa Claus hopped on a train from Toronto all the way to Prince Rupert for an off-season visit to the North West Coast. He fell for the beauty of the area and relocated his station a year later so he could work with the Coast Guard to deliver presents to all the boys and girls living in the remote light stations. “There were a lot of kids in the light stations in those days and over the years I’ve watched them all grow up become moms and dads themselves and I get emails from them,” Santa says. He remembers one family that had nine children at the Pulteney Point light station. “There was not a lot to do on a light station you know,” he says with a jolly chuckle. Santa remembers that every one of those children could play a musical instrument. “I would take song sheets along and we’d have a big carol singing there on the light station. I’d be there for an hour.” Joining forces with the Coast Guard was convenient for Santa. He could

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A little-known fact is that Santa Claus used to rest up Rudolph and his team before the big night by using a Coast Guard helicopter to visit isolated children living at light stations along the North Coast.

“It’s one of the few jobs left in the world that just brings happiness to people and it doesn’t cost you anything but your time.” - Santa Claus give his reindeer a much needed rest on Digby Island and he would hop on the Coast Guard’s aircraft during the Christmas grocery run. It didn’t cost any extra money, he just took up two seats, one for his merry self and one for his helper elf.

The Coast Guard would also act as Santa’s helper. They would send him the list of good boys and girls at each of the light stations, including the parents’ phone numbers. When the children were sleeping he would call the parents to check in on how the

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children had behaved and — if they had been good — what they wanted for Christmas. It made his job a little easier because his elves were busy doing similar work for him in other parts of the world. “I found the kids who were raised on the light stations to be very intelligent kids,” Santa says. “They were so wellmannered. They lived in isolation with mom and dad. They had excellent manners.” Santa has travelled with the Coast Guard from the tip of Haida Gwaii, at Langara Point, all the way to Pulteney Point near Port Hardy. See SANTA on Page B2


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Santa Claus and his helper elf, Cookie, get ready to take flight on the helicopter to see eager boys and girls waiting to meet them.

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He has memories of flying over the west coast of Haida Gwaii at tree top level, going up and down every beach and looking at the shipwrecks. “You see I would go all the way down to Vancouver Island. Sometimes it would take a week, depending on weather. In a helicopter sometimes it would take as long as a week because you get weathered out.” Once he got stuck on Addenbroke Island due to mechanical issues with the aircraft. But it was all part of the festive adventure. See SANTA on Page B3

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Coast Guard Santa flying in Christmas joy for 45 years SANTA from Page B2

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Santa Claus sits in the back of the Coast Guard helicopter with sacks of presents piled up behind him.

Santa says he used to love the thrill of hanging outside of a helicopter. “We would open the door on the helicopter, throw the steps out, and I’d put a safety belt around my waist. I would step on the outside of the helicopter, hold onto the rail and take my hat off, because it would get blown off from the blast from the blades up above you, and Santa would wave to all the kids in the school.” Santa is nostaligic of those days with the Coast Guard. He even got married to Mrs. Claus on Bonilla Island light station. They wore their red suits, and his mother, Granny Claus, was there along with his white maltese dog, Fluffy Claus. But that was a very long time ago. Over the past five-to-ten years most of the children have grown up and Santa phased out his special visits to the light stations. Instead, he stays around Prince Rupert. He was in the Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 5

and last Thursday he once again took flight to wave from another aircraft in the sky to more than 30 children at the Seal Cove Coast Guard base. Cookie, his elven helper, joined him. She’s been with him for nine years and assists him in preparing his full Santa regalia to meet the kids. “Santa always has a helper. Cookie is my sweetheart.” It takes him about an hour to get ready. He whitens his six months of untrimmed beard, puts on some festive make-up and reddens his nose. In turn, he helps Cookie put on her freckles. Being the Coast Guard Santa for 45 years has been a slice of life and a whole lot of fun for the ageless whitebearded man. “It’s one of the few jobs left in the world that just brings happiness to people and it doesn’t cost you anything but your time.” After the Christmas season, Santa bids adieu to his duty for the year. He packs his bags, trims his beard and winters in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.

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Career Opportunities THE S&A Group is currently looking for a professional and eager Administrative Assistant for a rapidly expanding company in Vancouver,BC! -Data Entry -Schedule meetings Answer and direct phone calls -Prepare scheduled reports -Filing, faxing, scanning, email correspondences -Strong use of Microsoft Office and other office management systems Job Requirements - -Must have Microsoft office experience -1-2+ years administrative assistant experience -Provide exceptional customer service -Must have good organization skills -Multi-task in a fast working environment -Must have experience in Excel -Must be able to pass a full background check -Must be computer literate Starting Pay is $27.00 - $29.00 p/hour. Paid Holidays and benefits after 90 days. Please send your resume to : daveclaerhout11@hotmail.com

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking SUTCO seeks US qualified drivers for Super B flat deck division. We offer e logs, benefits, matched contribution pension plan, late model equipment and more. Apply; on line at sutco.ca, email careers@sutco.ca or fax (778)754-4025

Education/Trade Schools HEALTHCARE DOCUMENTATION Specialists in huge demand. Employers prefer CanScribe graduates. A great work-from-home career! Contact us now to start your training day. www.canscribe.com. Call 1-800-466-1535. Email: info@canscribe.com. START A new career in Graphic Arts, Healthcare, Business, Education or Information Tech. If you have a GED, call: 855-670-9765

Medical/Dental MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION! In-demand career! Employers have work-at-home positions available. Get online training you need from an employertrusted program. Visit: CareerStep.ca/MT or 1-855-7683362 to start training for your work-at-home career today!

WHATSHAN Retreat is accepting resumes for Caretakers (April 1-Oct 31, 2016). Closing date December 31, 2015. Send to tammy.veriginburk @gmail.com. www.whatchan.com.

WATKIN MOTORS Ford, Vernon, B.C. immediately requires an experienced Ford Diesel Technician. Go to watkinmotors.com About us, Employment, to apply and review required qualifications.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

CHIEF ELECTION OFFICER The City of Prince Rupert is seeking proposals from interested, experienced and qualified individuals to conduct a by-election for School District 52 in early 2016. In order to be considered for appointment as the Chief Election Officer (CEO) the successful contractor must: tHave direct experience as a Chief Election or Deputy Chief Election Officer at the local government Level in British Columbia tHave current experience with the elections legislation contained in the Local Government Act and the Community Charter tBe familiar with other B.C. Acts and legislation that affect local government and the election process tHave the ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner

Adam Lance Albert Moore June 6, 1987 to December 29, 2013 Son, Not an hour or minute of our days You’re not remembered in so many ways Just yesterday your sincere smile brightened a room Who was to know that it would be gone too soon Such a happy boy who became a beautiful man Who somehow befitted the Creator’s plan So this is just a little ode Son to let you know Profoundly remembered you are Adam every where we go Forever in our hearts, Dad, Donna, Justin, Kendall, Mom, Caitlyn, Norm, Lucky, May and Gino

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City of Prince Rupert

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Annunciation School Employment Opportunity

Qualified parties may submit a resume outlining the cost for providing this service, to the attention of Antonio Vera, Deputy Corporate Administrator, Prince Rupert City Hall, 424 – 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J1L7 or by email to antonio.vera@princerupert.ca All resumes must be received no later than January 4th, 2016. We thank all applications for their interest in this position, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

CARRIERS WANTED

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

Graham Ave, Atlin Ave and Van Arsdol 8th Ave W, 9th Ave W and Fulton Street

Learning Assistance Teacher We have a 0.5 Learning Assistance Teacher position open from February 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016.

8th Ave W, 9th Ave W and McBride Street

Full details and application form can be found at: http://cispg.ca/employment-opportunities/ or call the Annunciation School Office at 250-624-5873.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Bookkeeper Marcan Construction Ltd. is seeking a Bookkeeper. Applicant must be proficient with Quickbook Premier Contractor Program. Job entail tProcess Payroll for unionized and non-union employee tProcess accounts Payable and Receivable (invoicing) tBank reconciliation tMonth end Payroll, GST & PST Gov’t. remittance report tReconciliation of general ledger and financial report tKnowledge on Microsoft Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook Applicant will answer the phone and assist the manager on daily office duty. Email resume at marcan_c@hotmail.com Contact Name: John Marogna

Help Wanted

Comox Ave and Hays Vale Drive Pigott Ave, Kay Smith Blvd, 6th Ave E and Rushbrook Ave Seal Cove Circle, 5th Ave E, 6th Ave E and 7th Ave E Gull Cres., Cormorant Ave, Raven Cres. And area

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INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 1250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: r.gallen@shaw.ca C- 250-938-1944

3 bedroom 2 bathroom large living area for rent on Frederick Street Prince Rupert, 250 600 7584, south54@citywest.ca

Business/OfďŹ ce Service HAVE YOU been denied Canada Pension Plan disability beneďŹ ts? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help you appeal. Call 1-877-793-3222 www.dcac.ca info@dcac.ca

Plumbing FULL SERVICE plumbing from Parker Dean. Fast, reliable, 24/7 service. Take $50 off your next job if you present this ad. Vancouver area. 1800-573-2928.

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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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FOR SALE 21 Ft Campion, 225 Volvo Penta Motor, 280 Volvo Leg, all in good running conditions. Comes with 46 in long aluminum ďŹ sh tank, 50 gallon aluminum fuel tank, VHF radio and sounder, tandem axel galvanized roadrunner trailer, washroom (toilet). Asking $10,000 or OBO. Phone Brian: 250-600-3517. View at 773 Evergreen Drive, Port Edward B.C.

McBride & 8th Prince Rupert Unfurnished - Furnished (Furnished short Term Rentals Available) Close to downtown Adult-oriented No Pets

SAWMILLS FROM only $4,397 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.

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Commercial/ Industrial Property TO lease, a high proďŹ le 1450 sq ft commercial unit in the heart of Terraceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retail Node on Lakelse Ave. The property features two pads. One is occupied by KFC/Taco Bell drive thru and the other by easyďŹ nancial, Subway and one vacancy. There is excellent access and egress via both Lakelse Ave and Lazelle Ave. The complex has ample parking and is situated directly across from the largest retail complex in the North, Skeena Mall. Please email xausaft@gmail.com or call 604 418 7447 for more information.

PR: 1 bdrm water view apartment for rent F/S/W/D included. $900.00 per month. Bachelor suite $ 550 also available Dec 1st. 2 bed waterview Apto. $1000.00. Ref. req. No pets. Working tenants. Call 250-600-2334 250-624-5955

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Civic Address: Legal Description:

711 5th Avenue East Lot 25, Block 7, Section 6, District Lot 251, Coast District, Range 5, Plan 923 PID # 014-558-513

Date of Tax Sale:

September 28, 2015

Date of Redemption:

September 28, 2016

The City of Prince Rupert would like the owner to contact R. Holkestad, Finance Department at 250-267-0964.

Notice of Property Sold at the 2015 Tax Sale Pursuant to Section 94 of the Community Charter, the City of Prince Rupert makes public notice the following property(s) was sold at the 2015 Tax Sale: Owner:

Kiran Bhai 910 Robinson Street Coquitlam, BC V3J 4G6

Civic Address:

801 Fulton Street

Legal Description:

Lot 9, Block 32, Section 5, District Lot 251, Coast District, Range 5, Plan 923 PID # 011-530-481

Homes for Rent For Rent: 3 bdrm, 2 bath double wide mobile home #44 Hays Vale Drive. Newly renovated, lots of parking; F/S/W/D included. No smoking, no pets, working couple with references. Phone 250-624-9068 For Rent: 3 bdrm, 3 bath home with laundry, garage, living and dining rooms. Newly renovated. No pets. Gas heat. Avail. Jan 15th. 1528 7th East. $1600 per mon. plus D/D. Call 250-600-6220

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Date of Tax Sale:

September 28, 2015

Date of Redemption:

September 28, 2016

The City of Prince Rupert would like the owner to contact R. Holkestad, Finance Department at 250 627 0964.

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Pursuant to Section 94 of the Community Charter, the City of Prince Rupert makes public notice the following property(s) was sold at the 2015 Tax Sale: Owner: Kathryn P. Harris Christopher H. Harris 711 5th Avenue East Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1S4

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Suites, Lower FOR RENT Bachelors suite at 1500 7th Ave. Avenue $500.00 Quiet and working people. 250-622-9418. Not included BC Hydro.

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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

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION Applications for the 2016/2017 Kindergarten class will be accepted beginning Monday January 4, 2016. Children must be 5 years of age by December 31, 2016.

Applications can be picked up at: The school office: (627 5th Avenue West) Or downloaded from: www.annunciationpr.ca.

Christmas Hours Dec 24-27 Dec 28-30 Dec 31 Jan 1-2

CLOSED 8 am - 5 pm 8 am - noon CLOSED

The management & staff at Bytown would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season and the very best throughout the coming New year

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Barry McLeod, a Grade 12 student is congratulated by Susan Kobza, Pacific Coast School principal, after McLeod spent many hours, alongside his teacher Doug Brown, creating a masterpiece longboard to be raffled off to raise funds to support the school’s outdoor education program.

Expo, a gamechanger

New Year’s Day Brunch

BY KEVIN CAMPBELL

11:00 am to 2:30 pm

Eggs Benny • French Toast • Bacon • Leg of Ham • Link Sausages Scrambled Eggs • Red Curry Chicken (bone-in) • BBQ Back Ribs Salt N Pepper Boneless Chicken • Tiger Prawns, Halibut, Green Mussels in White Wine Sauce • Mashed Potatoes • RIce Pilaf • Baked Lasagna with Cheese • Calamari with Tzasiki Sauce, Bun and Butter • Caesar Salad • Green Mix Salad • Mix Cake or Cheesecake • Greek Salad • Fruit Salad

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At the last school board meeting, Prince Rupert area (SD52) school board members heard from Charles Hays Secondary School’s vice-principal Carla Rourke and students Kathy Nguyen and Ezekiel Appollos on a report of a trip that 30 Charles Hays’ (CHSS) and Pacific Coast School students took in Vancouver. Students and staff experienced the GameChanger Youth Expo, a part of the 2015 LNG in BC Conference in Vancouver. “The GameChanger Expo gave the students a chance to see different presentations on energy and LNG as well as the opportunity to ask difficult questions and use their critical thinking skills,” Rourke wrote in an email, adding that 28 of

the 30 students were in Grade 10. As part of their trip, which also included district career coordinator Sebastien Paquet, the students visited Vancouver Aquarium, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) as well as Science World. “Students were given the chance to ask delegates their questions at a dinner held for them and other youth. They had access to relevant training and career information through the post-secondary institutions fair at the Career Expo,” Rourke wrote. Guest speakers and a job exploration event also greeted the students, and the presenters to the board noted that the students appreciated the opportunity to ask questions about the nature of the LNG industry and its impacts on a community and the environment.

BOXING DAY SALE Dec 24 closed at 3 • closed Dec 25, 26, 27 • Dec 28 reg hours

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ONE DAY ONLY! DEC 26TH NOON - 6:00PM

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