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TERRACE - Any plan to increase transit services connecting northwestern communities must ensure it is affordable for users, says Skeena NDP MLA Robin Austin. “That’s really No. 1,” said Austin in commenting on the provincial government’s commitment made last year to spend $3 million over the next three years to better connect communities along Hwy16. Of that amount, up to $1.6 million is to be spent over two years to either increase service on existing routes or on new ones. That could mean, for example, more service along an existing BC Transit route connecting Kitamaat Village/Kitimat with Terrace or on new routes connecting Terrace with points east. The key to success, however, is ensuring there’s a level of subsidy that makes expanded or new services affordable, said Austin. That $1.6 million for more transit represents two-thirds of

the operating costs of the increased service and 100 per cent of the capital costs of buses. Overall, Austin was relatively satisfied with the broad provincial plan which includes establishing community transportation services and driver education programs in smaller First Nations communities, more highway webcams and transit shelters and broadening the use of existing services such as the Northern Health Authority’s medical bus service to other passenger classifications. “This is going in the right direction but it’s something communities have been asking for since 2006,” he noted. The call for better transportation connections along Hwy16 began growing in response to the number of missing and murdered women along the route and the need to provide alternatives to high risk activities such as hitchhiking. In terms of specifics, Austin wondered about the $500,000 to

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KITIMAT - LNG Canada, following their announcement of receiving their B.C. Oil and Gas Commission facility permit, also received an extended National Energy Board (NEB) export licence. The new licence takes over from the previous which was granted under older rules which set a maximum licence term at 25 years. With the new permit LNG Canada can export natural gas for up to 40 years. Over those 40 years LNG Canada can export approximately 1.5 billion cubic metres of natural gas. The licence is still subject to the approval of the Governor in Council. The NEB says this is the first 40-year natural gas export licence approved by the NEB since the

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Rupert’s port advantage By Kevin Campbell THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR

PRINCE RUPERT - Multiple residents and industry personnel know quite well that the deepest, natural icefree harbour in North America can be found in Prince Rupert, and its advantages are many. It’s a factoid that’s well-known throughout the Rupert community and held up as a sort of badge of pride. But the biggest and most obvious advantage may be exploited even further down the road, as the size of ships calling on the various terminals at the Port of Prince Rupert are set to increase exponentially, specifically in the container shipping industry. A report by the LA Times in late December notes that a container ship as long as the Empire State Building is tall (the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin) unloaded at the Port of Los Angeles on Boxing Day. These water behemoths are becoming more and more common as shipping companies seek to lessen costs by shipping more with less fuel and fewer sailings. The sheer depth of the harbour in Prince Rupert positions the port as a premier destination for these massive cargo container ships – the capacity of which, such as the Benjamin Franklin, can carry 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) on one load. To put that into perspective, the Prince Rupert Port Authority recently announced its record-breaking year of 2015 in which its Fairview Container Terminal moved 776,000 TEUs in the entire calendar year of 2015, and in November of last year, the terminal handled nearly 58,000 TEUs in the entire month. Prince Rupert Port Authority Michael Gurney explained last week the significance of the terminal’s northward expansion, which will increase the capacity of the port to handle more

and more TEUs per year than ever before. “The cranes and mechanisms at Fairview can handle ships of the nature [such as the Benjamin Franklin],” he said. “One of the biggest advantages that Prince Rupert has over other intermodal facilities is the fact that trains can be ‘built’ right on the terminal. That means that containers don’t need to be trucked to a different location before they are loaded onto outbound trains, or vice-versa. The terminal was built with efficiency in mind.” Gurney went on to explain that the need for dredging is non-existent in Prince Rupert due to the depth of the harbour. “Interestingly, the new cranes which are part of the northern expansion of the terminal will handle wider ships. They are rated as ‘Malacca Max’ cranes, with a reach of 25 containers. The current ‘Ultra-Post-Panamax’ cranes have a reach of 22 containers,” he explained. The Port of Prince Rupert is expected to be able to handle ships of the Benjamin Franklin’s size even before the Port of Vancouver, which should be able to accommodate them “early next decade” as per the LA Times. In response to the Port’s recordbreaking year at Fairview, Gurney congratulated the staff working within the port for a job well done in 2015. “Considering the record year for container volumes that was just achieved, we want to recognize the hardworking women and men at the terminal who made that success possible. The efficiency and growth of Fairview Terminal is a testament to an exemplary force. The fact that Prince Rupert’s container operation continues to be one of North America’s fastest-growing terminals while a significant expansion is under construction right next door makes this achievement all the more significant,” he said.

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PRINCE RUPERT - When police officers and community riders alike hit the pavement for the 2016 Cops for Cancer Tour de North in September, it will have been 15 years since the first brave and fitness-tested souls strapped on a helmet and headed west from Prince George to Prince Rupert. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the event, which raises money to help support kids with cancer and the Canadian Cancer Society. The funds also support pediatric cancer research and helps send kids with cancer to Camp Goodtimes. “The RCMP are involved on the ride itself – they make up the team,” said Erin Reynolds, Cops for Cancer coordinator. “We have incredible RCMP support across the region when it comes to the tour and escorting us in and out of town from the detachments. The team is usually comprised of at least 50 per cent RCMP, in some cases more, [depending] on the year.” The riders cycle through all types of late September weather and stop to make appearances in various communities and

“Anybody in the public can apply for the community rider position.” - Erin Reynolds schools along the way to their final destination of Prince Rupert. The 850 km trek in between the two Princes (George and Rupert) is scheduled to start on Sept. 16 and finish on Sept. 22, but the deadline to apply for this year’s ride is Jan. 29. Reynolds will receive the applications and said last week that she has already received a number of interested parties from Prince Rupert, and she’ll be able to reveal the names of the riders once the teams are set up in mid-February. “We have community rider positions [on the team] ... anybody in the public can apply for the community rider position,” said Reynolds. Organizers are still tallying results from last year’s ride (the fiscal year-end for Cops for Cancer is January), but from

2015’s event, Reynolds mentioned that Tour de North will “come very close to $275,000”. In the past 14 years, $2.6 million has been raised and over 10,000 km bicycled by Tour de North riders participating. Additionally, three other B.C.based rides collect funds for the cause – on Vancouver Island, the coast of B.C. and the Fraser Valley. As well, over 2,000 kids have been visited by Tour de North riders in just the last five years. Reynolds recommends that riders train themselves each week by riding 100 km per week, or four to five hours (2025 km per hour). “Generally if you feel like you have a four-hour fitness dedication in your week, you can probably shift that over to cycling for the summer and prepare yourself for the ride.

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Cops for Cancer deadline approaches Definitely, as you get closer to September there are some long-ride commitments ... but you want to keep a general fitness level of about 100 km per week,” Reynolds said. Within the experience, riders will also get the opportunity to see the vast expanse of northern B.C., experience team-building challenges with RCMP and other emergency services and various community members. Applicants are asked to fundraise $3,000 in time for the ride, but are given numerous resources by Cops for Cancer, including support such as fundraising ideas and a full carbon frame practice bike lent to the rider for training and even for the full ride in September. “When people are selected for the team, we hold teleconferences where the whole idea is to share ideas, concerns, fears and successes ... Fundraising can be a big, scary number and word for a lot of people [so we use these ideas to help],” the coordinator said. To learn more about the ride, visit the organization’s Facebook page: Cops for Cancer – Tour de North or email Reynolds at ereynolds@bc.cancer. ca.

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Hydro break proposed for struggling mines By Tom Fletcher THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR

VICTORIA - The B.C. government is considering a payment deferral program for mines’ electrical bills, to help keep mines running during an extended slump in metal and coal prices. Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett is taking a proposal to cabinet that would allow mines to defer a portion of the BC Hydro bills, with repayment to begin when prices of copper and other mineral commodities reach a certain stage. Imperial Metals announced

this week that Huckleberry Mine. a copper-gold mine south of Smithers, is suspending pit operations and laying off 100 of 260 employees. Bennett told Black Press the continued slump in world commodity prices means more job losses are on the way. Electricity deferrals were used by the NDP government in the 1990s and Social Credit in the 1980s. Bennett said unlike the NDP program that varied rates with commodity prices, he is proposing that mining companies repay deferred funds with commercial interest, with no net burden to taxpayers

or BC Hydro ratepayers. “If we can’t figure out something to help reduce operating costs, there’s going to be not just layoffs, there’s going to be mines shutting down,” Bennett said. “I don’t expect bankruptcies and I don’t expect shutdowns forever, but you definitely would see temporary shutdowns until commodity prices come back. And you may see that anyway, even with the program.” The province loses income tax revenue and BC Hydro loses power sales when industries scale back or shut down, which would put pressure on govern-

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Terrace RCMP inspector to retire By Josh Massey

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TERRACE - The Terrace RCMP has announced that Inspector Dana Hart is retiring from the force after almost three decades total service and four-and-a-half years as commander of the Terrace detachment. Hart said in a press release last week that he is proud of the positives that came out of his time with the detachment here. He revamped the detachment’s media relations program and was a vocal spokesperson for community involvement in crime reduction, to name a couple initiatives he undertook. “I am very proud of the women and men of the Terrace RCMP Detachment. They are committed to making Terrace and area a safe place to live and work,“ said Hart. But he did acknowledge the “challenges” he faced, that much of the policing job is unpleasant. “Over the years there have been countless amazing experiences, but there have also been some horrible ones and many sacrifices. Police work is demanding and stressful, we often see people at their worst or in the worst of circumstances.” Hart was leader of the Terrace detachment over a challenging period, as there were

several high profile cases of alleged police brutality and the revelation of steroid use among a group of officers within the Terrace detachment. While he served the majority of his career in criminal operations, he also worked on protection details of Prime Minister Jean Chretien and Prime Minister Stephen Harper and was an Honourary Aide-deCamp to the Lieutenant Governor. Hart was unavailable for further comment on the decision to retire at the time of writing. “Terrace is a beautiful place with a lot to offer,” he said in the release. “And while there are some challenges, there is a strong community desire to work together. I sincerely appreciate the support from both the current and previous Mayors and Councils, and the Chiefs and Councils of Kitsumkalum and Kitselas First Nations” According to the release, Hart has received several awards over the course of his career, including the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals, the RCMP Long Service medal and Bronze Clasp, a Commissioner’s Commendation for Bravery and the award for 2014 Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce Executive of the Year .

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Terrace mayor Carol Leclerc gives a gift to chief inspector Dana Hart on behalf of the city at the Jan. 11 meeting. Hart said that he his children live out east, making staying in Terrace a challenge despite his desire to do so. Staff sergeant Syd Lecky is taking over as the interim com-

mander until a decision is made on a permanent replacement. Councillors all said that they have seen an improvement in the morale and general feeling of the police over his term.

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PRINCE RUPERT - Ken Shaw of Northwest Community College (NWCC) and guest Mark Lakeman, a Portland-based international leader in the development of sustainable public places, together ran workshops this past Saturday and Sunday at NWCC about ‘Placemaking’ in Prince Rupert. Placemaking is the concept of reinventing public spaces as a social gathering site and reimagining business development and community interaction. “We are hearing nothing but positive feedback [from those who attended]. This is what Rupert needs right now, we’re in a rebuilding and reimagining phase. We have been talking about reclaiming our parks for a long time, and this is the perfect vehicle to move that conversation into actualizing some of those ideas,” said Shaw on Saturday. “We are focusing on general principles, so that community members have the tools so that this can be manifested throughout the community.” The event drew close to 200 audience members in a Friday night lecture given by Lakeman, Shaw and others at the Lester Centre of the Arts and even more came out for the two-day workshops the following days. “The whole idea is it is multicultural, and multi-generational. The more connections there are to people in habitat areas, the more likely it is [the community will] be successful,” Shaw added. Lakeman elaborated on the beginnings of Placemaking, the general concept and the positive benefits.

“We aren’t reinventing the wheel. A lot of what we are doing is what First Nations people are doing. You just get involved...” - Mark Lakeman “When we got started, our aspiration was to change the local and global perspective,” he said. “We started off with this intention and desire, and we are learning our way along. We aren’t reinventing the wheel. A lot of what we are doing is what First Nations people are already doing. You just get involved in your community, you don’t call it volunteerism, and it’s just how you live.” The renowned design expert went on to explain the benefits that Placemaking has on a community like Prince Rupert’s, which has experienced a decline in park usage due to empty lots, fields or removed playground equipment. “To do it in the paradigm where everyone is specialized and separated, and everything is monetized, that works against these really essential principles that are actually turning out to be very restorative and inspiring. So now we are actually finding that we are affecting a lot of change. The essential strategies are building partnership cultures, meeting common goals, engaging civic culture, not villifying anyone in the process and figuring out ways for everyone to contribute,” Lakeman said. “That is magic. There is all kinds of personal transformation

that is involved - that is the coolest thing. That might be the thing that saves the world. Everyone thinks that it is an outward project, the magic that gets people sustaining their interests are all the personal benefits. What if you end up with a quieter mind at the end of the day because of all the good work you have been doing? You find all this satisfaction and meaning in doing real work. That changes the world. People are trying to find all this stuff outside of themselves, when it is really their engagement with other people. When [people] are isolated and disengaged from others, they are not learning collaboratively, as we are hard-wired to do. So of course we are going to be frustrated and confused.” As Shaw and Lakeman discussed, when you reconnect with community members you might learn things that may help you in your life, and help you find some relaxation and satisfaction from helping others. And then when you reconnect with nature the intrinsic benefits that come with that can be extremely positive. Prince Rupert community members plan to put this concept into action, starting with a volunteerbased group retrofitting McKay Street Park.

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Trustee Electoral Area 3 (Thornhill) - Sandy Watson A brief public ceremony will be held on Wednesday, January 27 at 11:30 a.m. to swear-in Sandy Watson as Trustee for Electoral Area 3 (Thornhill). The ceremony will be held at the Coast Mountains Board of Education Office. Everyone is welcome. Next Regular Board of Education Meeting Wednesday, January 27, 5:00 p.m. Board of Education Office (Terrace) 3211 Kenney Street, Terrace, B.C. V8G 3E9 Tel. (250) 635-4931 or 1-855-635-4931 Local 4401 . Fax 1-888-290-4786 . www.cmsd.bc.ca

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Haisla, District of Kitimat ask for PM visit KITIMAT — The Haisla Nation Council and the District of Kitimat have locked arms as they call for a visit by the Prime Minister of Canada. A letter, publicly released January 8 but dated December 22, signed by both Haisla Chief Councillor Ellis Ross and Mayor Phil Germuth, asks Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to consider a visit to the area in early 2016 “to see first-hand how we are working together with industry to build a liquefied natural gas export industry that will benefit all Canadians.” The letter continues that “both our communities strongly support LNG. We are comfortable with the industry’s safety record and its plans to minimize environmental impacts in our valley and on our waters. Our people have already started benefitting from the

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TERRACE - Average house values dropped by two per cent, according to the BC Assessment Authority, which sent out thousands of assessment notices this month. In dollar terms the average house assessment is now $309,000 compared to $316,000 last year, and the drop is in contrast to last year when assessments rose by averages of 30 per cent, driven by the winds of an anticipated liquefied natural gas (LNG) bonanza in the region that has yet to emerge. That increase in 2015 was based on a July 1, 2014 value snapshot

taken by the assessment authority at the height of LNG expectations while this year’s value snapshot of July 1, 2015 was at a time when expectations were starting to dampen. “Everybody was talking about LNG, everybody was just excited. And everything went crazy. Prices went up to where they shouldn’t have been,” says Terrace Real Estate agency broker and owner Shannon McAllister of the housing price rise. She said it peaked between mid2013 and summer 2014. Still, McAllister said the new assessments reflect the fact that 2015 continued to be a decent year for real estate sales.

Totals from the BC Northern Real Estate Board show that 153 single family homes sold last year compared to 177 in 2014 through the Multiple Listing Service. The BC Assessment Office looked at 2,762 single family dwellings just in Terrace and 2,750 the year before, showing 12 new homes were assessed. McAllister did caution that assessments are used by local governments to determine tax rates rather than the real estate value of a home. “Assessments are not market value, there are sort of producing the values based on values of sales around July 2015, so with now the market hitting spring, what is going

to happen in the next few months really has no reflection on what happened in the spring of last year,” she said. When buying or selling it is best to go on the appraised value, she added. If you think that BC Assessment valued your home too low, this might be a good thing because it means less taxation. Last year, Kitimat and Terrace were ranked one and two overall in assessed value increase in the province, but this year Kitimat’s average home value also dropped. Kitimat values went down 12 per cent on average from $331,000 to $291,000.

Two north coast municipalities on the other hand, Prince Rupert and Stewart, both saw rises in their average home value. Prince Rupert experienced a jump, possibly owing to ongoing port expansion with an 11 per cent jump from $223,000 to $251,000 average assessed value for single family dwellings. That followed an increase of 18 per cent the year before. Stewart, where a large commercial dock facility opened this summer, saw a jump from $86,000 to $97,000 – a 13 per cent increase. BC Assessment also released a list of the most valuable residential properties in the province.

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FULL-TIME & PART-TIME

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Employment

Employment

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

We need YOU! LOOKING FOR

NEWSPAPER S! CARRIER DELIVERIES. WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY

AND

Employment Employment

Help Wanted PERFECT FOR STUDENTS, RETIREES, OR ANYONE LOOKING TO

EARN EXTRA CASH!!!

NO COLLECTING! DIRECT DEPOSIT.

NEWSPAPER RS STUFFENOONS For THURS AFTER

PERMANENT CARRIER ROUTES

~ Big and Little Wedeene (60) ~ Albatross (65) ~ Baxter (40) ~ 1237+ Tweedsmuir, Farrow, Gwyn, Creed (100) ~ Davy, Dunn, Deville, 1103-1235 Tweedsmuir (95) ~ Wohler, White, Meldrum (100)

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TEMPORARY ROUTES March 1 to 31 Wed. ~ Oersted, Whittlesey (60) Northern

Contact the Northern Sentinel at 250-632-6144. 626 Enterprise Avenue, Kitimat

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Medical/Dental

Services

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

Carpentry/ Woodwork

Garage Sales

Misc. for Sale

Barry’s Floor Service

Health Care Aide

Bayshore Home Health is hiring for full time hours in Terrace, BC. If you are personable; energetic; positive; possess out-standing work ethic; a passion for superior client service, and a reliable vehicle / driver licence. Two positions available. Join the BC Interior. Competitive hourly wage and benefits. Forward your resume c/w two references to: caringpeoplework@ bayshore.ca Or fax: 250-717-7538 Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

Services

Health Products • •

Canadian Chaga

Dried Chaga Sales Concentrated Chaga Sales “The Gift from God” Terrace, BC 250-631-7660

Financial Services TAX FREE MONEY is available, if you are a homeowner, today! We can easily approve you by phone. 1st, 2nd or 3rd mortgage money is available right now. Rates start at Prime. Equity counts. We don’t rely on credit, age or income. Call Anytime 1-800-639-2274 or 604-430-1498. Apply online www.capitaldirect.ca

Business/Office Service

Professional installation of all types of flooring • 40 years experience • Friendly service • Free Estimates Call Barry 250-631-7660

Plumbing A-Line Plumbing & Gas Licensed Contractor Terrace BC 24 HR Service & Installation, Hot Water Tanks, Heating, Appliances, Plumbing, Drainage, Gas Fitting

250-922-5772

Garage Sale: Saturday, Jan. 16th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 11th Prince Rupert Scout Group. Sea Cadet Hall 2333 Seal Cove Rd.

MOVING SALE THIS SATURDAY

EVERYTHING MUST GO **LIKE NEW** FURNITURE - couches, beds, dressers, dining, etc. ELECTRONICS TV’s , small appliances, etc. HOME DECOR...

JANUARY 16, 10-4pm 119 ANGLE STREET call or text for special viewing 250-632-6304 or 250-639-4402 (cell)

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.

Roofing & Skylights Eco Rite Roofing for all your roofing needs. We roof 12 months a year. Life time shingles, 20 year warranty. AAA Rating with BBB. Give us a call for free estimate, seniors discount. 250-641-1248

Merchandise for Sale

Food Products EAT LOCAL LAMB

Tasty pasture raised in New Hazelton, chemical free, high omega3s whole or half cut, wrapped and frozen. Well priced! Delivery possible Call: 1-250-842-6031

HAVE YOU been denied Canada Pension Plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help you appeal. Call 1-877-793-3222 or visit www.dcac.ca info@dcac.ca

FIREWOOD ~ Logging Truck Loads or by the cord. Pine or mixed. Call: 250-635-8121

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Firewood/Fuel

KITIMAT BOXES, BOXES, BOXES You need them .... we have them. Buy one bundle of 10 for $5.00 and we will give you a bundle for free. Come down to the Kitimat Northern Sentinel office at 626 Enterprise Avenue 9:00am - 4:30pm **Most boxes are @ 1 cu.ft.

METAL MILLING MACHINE

Complete with Base. Table is 6 x 26 with tooling, 220 volt, almost new for $2500. New tube bender $100. New tube notcher $75.

Ph: 250-632-4880

REFORESTATION NURSERY seedlings of hardy trees, shrubs, & berries for shelterbelts or landscaping. Spruce & Pine from $0.99/tree. Free Shipping. Replacement guarantee. Call 1-866-873-3846 or visit www.treetime.ca 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.

Medical Supplies POWER CHAIR INVACARE TDSC Center well driver. New batters $2,500.00 OBO Sold by MEDChair over $12,000.00 - 3 years old. Ph: (250) 628-3404

Misc. for Sale CANUCKS TICKETS (PAIRS) IN THE CLUB ZONE FOR SALE GREAT GIFT AND/OR GETAWAY!! Variety of Games Available please call 250-632-1017

www.spca.bc.ca

Misc. Wanted BUYER & COLLECTOR is now buying entire/part Estates, Collections. Old, unusual and rare items, etc. Call 778-634-3413 ask for Bob or Jenny or leave message

WANTED: Antlers, Horns or Traps, Native Baskets, etc. Call: (250) 624-2113

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIST

ENGINEERING & PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

Build Your Future With Us… The City of Prince Rupert is looking for a permanent full time Engineering Technologist to join our team in the Engineering & Public Works Department. For more information and a complete job description please refer to our website at: www.princerupert.ca “Career Opportunities” Qualified applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume by February 12, 2016 to the attention of Tanya Ostrom, Operations Manager, at hrop@princerupert.ca.

Volunteers

Volunteers

Is there

a FIRE in you

?

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER RECRUIT DRIVE: Deadline to apply: February 15, 2016 Now Hiring Volunteer Fire fighters Apply in Person Terrace Fire Department or online: www.terrace.ca/city

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Real Estate Commercial/ Industrial Property TO Lease 2,128 Square feet of Prime Commercial Space at 4641 Lazelle Ave, down town Terrace. Email: sherryanderson@telus.net or call 250-6355988 (day) or 250-638-0303 (evenings) for further information.

Rentals

Homes for Rent 3 bdrm, 1 bath house on Southside. Good references required. $1,350/mo. + utilities. N/P, N/S. Call: 250-638-8639

BEST PLACE TO LIVE Now taking applications for 1, 2, & 3 bdrm. suites If you’re looking for clean, quiet living in Terrace and have good references. Please Call: 250-638-0799 Walsh Avenue Apartments

Townhouses

• • •

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

www.kitimatapartments.com

SANDPIPER APTS KITIMAT Newer Buildings Elevators Security Entrances Covered Parking Balconies

Clean

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

250-627-5820

www.oasisaparts.com EXECUTIVE 3bdrm, 2bath Condo. W/D, F/S, Carport fenced bckyrd. N/P. (250)6352932 (250)615-1057

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

www.pitch-in.ca

KITIMAT APTS BEST VALUE

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

www.kitimatapartments.com

250.632.4254

Duplex / 4 Plex 2 bdrm. side x side duplex. Quiet area, 4 appl. and lrg. storage shed. N/S, No pets. Avail. imm. $1000/mo. + util. Call: 250 635-2556. Quiet one bedroom unit in Thornhill. First + last month’s rent. D/D & good references req’d. No smoking or pets. $550/mo.Call: 250-638-8639

Misc for Rent

KITIMAT

MIDTOWN APARTMENTS

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

250.632.7179

! y u B Buy! Buy! SELL! S e ! ll! l l e S

3 BDRM condo, newly renovated, avail. now, N/P, N/S, nice location, close to schools & town, all appl. incl. $1,300/mo. 250-615-9555 or 250-615-6932 3 bdrm family home, 2 dens and rec/rm in Horseshoe. Good rental ref’s reqd. N/S, N/P, $1600/mo. 250-638-8639 AVAILABLE NOW. Executive House. Semi-furnished 4 bed/ 2 full baths. $2500/mo. Absolutely NP/NS. 1 yr lease. Call 250-638-7747, leave message 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

HOUSE FOR RENT Prince Rupert, starting Jan. 1st, 3-Bedrooms, Finished Rec. Room, 2 Full Baths. Close to School. No Pets. No smoking. $1,500 month. $1,000 Damage Dep. Phone: 1-250-615-6985

Find Your Dream Home

Donate!

in the classifieds!

PRINCE RUPERT- 2 bdrm suite, 267 PRB. NS/NP. $800. Work & landlord ref’s req’d. Gas fireplace & Electric Heat. Leave voicemail 778-884-2241 UPPER half of house, furnished, 3bdrm 2bath, W/D, F/S, close to downtown. $1100/mo. Call 250-641-0797

No.10 Thornhill Park recently reno’d, 2 bdrm, lg. entry edit shed, 4 appl, laminate floors $1050/mo. Avail. Feb. 01st Phone Rob 250-635-5652

Townhouses

Homes for Rent

Business for Sale

3600 Sq Ft at Nechako Centre Kitimat Ready to go, will work with right tenant. Next to Tony’s Corner Store, Pro Fitness studio and Tracy’s hair salon. Serious inquiries. thomboys@telus.net

Suites, Upper

Modular Homes

We’re at the heart of things™

PRIME BUSINESS SPACE for LEASE

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

Please call 250-632-2822 or 250-639-0339

Community

Office/Retail

Become a Super hero!

Basement suite for rent $750. Utilities incl. Available Feb. 1st. Phone: 250-635-4654

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

2 bdrm townhouse in fourplex, on large private lot, clean quiet, 1.5 baths, F/S, W/D N/P, N/S no exceptions $1000/mo + util, refs reqd 250-635-5587

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, Lower

APARTMENTS/ CONDOMINIUMS

Newspapers

Townhouse for sale #10 Kenney Estates, Terrace, BC. 1285 sq/ft, 3 bdrm, 2-1/2 bath, full bsmt partially finished. New hardwood floors, lino and freshly painted. Private back yard. Ready for immediate occupancy. 55 plus complex $325,000. Call 250-635-6992, 250-615-2153.

Homes for Rent Skyline Manor

Apt/Condo for Rent PR: 2 bed water view apt. w/d and s/f included $1,000, also bachelor suite $550. References required. No pets. Call 250.600.2334

References Required.

It Starts with You!

Rentals

Apt/Condo for Rent

Mobile Homes & Parks

new 1 bdrm with all appliin Howe Creek Ph: 250-615-

Rentals

2 BDRM, 1 bath, balcony. Top floor, southerly view. New carpets & paint. Walking distance to hospital & Walmart, laundry in building, secure entrance, N/S, N/P, $900/mo neg. Refs req’d. Avail. imm. Call Kelly 250-798-2535

TO lease, a high profile 1450 sq ft commercial unit in the heart of Terrace’s retail Node on Lakelse Ave. The property features two pads. One is occupied by KFC/Taco Bell drive thru and the other by easyfinancial, 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.

2015 brand modular home ances $78,000 Trailer Court. 6288.

Rentals

3 BDRM, 2 bath townhouse, like new. Avail now. Horseshoe area. NS/NP. 5 appl’s. $1500. 250-638-7747 lv msg.

Townhouses

Townhouses

Spirit Bear Developments HURRY!

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BRAND NEW!

UNITS LEFT..

3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom furnished and unfurnished townhomes. 5 New appliances, Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Washer Dryer. High quality finishing, flooring and décor. Located on South Kalum close to Tim Horton, bus route, elementary school, Mills Memorial Hospital, shopping.

Available immediately. Viewing available by appointment. *References required including credit verification as necessary.

1-604-813-5563

CLOSING OUT SALE

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ON ALL REMAINING 2015’S YOUR CHOICE OF

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Public Notice NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE BYLAW NO. 3379, 2015 Pursuant to Section 40 of the Community Charter The City of Prince Rupert hereby gives notice that it will consider Road Closure and Removal of Road Dedication Bylaw No. 3379, 2015 (the “Road Closure Bylaw”) at the January 25th, 2016 Regular Council Meeting at 7:00 p.m. The Road Closure Bylaw will operate to close and remove the road dedication from that approx. 0.08 ha portion of Road Right of Way adjacent to Lot 4 and 5, Plan PRP14231, located on Graham Avenue as shown hatched on Plan EPP58498 (the “Closed Road Lands”), a reduced copy of which is set out below and which forms part of this Notice. Furthermore, the City of Prince Rupert also gives Notice, pursuant to Section 26 of the Community Charter, of its intention to sell the City owned Closed Road Lands to the Bryton Group Oceanview Condominiums Ltd. (Inc. No. BC1039709) (the “Purchaser”). The Closed Road Lands are adjacent to, and will be consolidated with, the Purchaser’s lands legally described as: PID: 019-074-280, Lot 5, District Lot 251, Plan PRP14231; and PID: 019-074-271, Lot 4, District Lot 251, Plan PRP14231. The sale value of the Closed Road Lands is $21,000. The City of Prince Rupert invites anyone who considers themselves affected by the Road Closure Bylaw to submit written comments prior to the January 25th, 2016 Regular Council Meeting or make presentation at the meeting on this specific agenda item. Any inquiries concerning the proposed disposition should be addressed to Rory Mandryk, Corporate Administrator, or sent via email to rory.mandryk@princerupert.ca or fax 250-627-0999 no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, January 22nd, 2016.


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Coming Events is complimentary service by The Northern Connector for non-profit groups or organizations who do not charge admission for their events and meetings. Submissions are published on a space available basis. Our deadline is Monday 3 p.m. each week.

TERRACE JAN. 15 – Entry deadline for the Pacific Northwest Music Festival. The 2016 syllabus is online for free. Please submit two copies of each entry with your entry fee. Postmark entries before Jan. 15. Entries received after this date will not be accepted. Syllabus and entry forms also at Sight and Sound. Music fest is April 14-30. JAN. 16 – Terrace Chapter Council of Canadians meets at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at UNBC room 103. For more, contact Bruce at 250-641-0732 or bbidgood@telus.net. JAN. 26 – Kermode Friendship Society Babyhouse meet and greet at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 3240 Kalum St. (beside the Salvation Army). Come meet staff, learn about programs and tour the building. Babyhouse hosts programs for families with children from 0-6 years of age and upstairs is the Circle of

COMING EVENTS

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Life program that supports women attaining their goals. For more details, contact Jenn at 250-635-4906 or jdolen@kermode-fs.ca. FEB. 5 – Diabetes Awareness Workshop is 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 3313 Kalum St., Kermode Friendship Society’s main building beside Copperside foods. Join us for a day of knowledge with elders and local health professionals to increase your awareness for health promotion, prevention and complications associated with diabetes. Learn about culturally appropriate food and activities. Lunch provided and a traditional foods cookbook is gifted. ONGOING YOU ARE invited to a group discussion Noticing God: in mystical encounters, the ordinary, the still small voice, community and creation from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays Feb. 14 to April 10. This eight week discussion group

provides an opportunity to explore ways to notice God’s presence and activity. The book Noticing God by Richard Peace will be a resource. Facilitated by Charles Claus, an ordained Vineyard pastor with more than 25 years of ministry experience. For more or to register call 250-6388996 or email charles. claus@gmail.com.

STORYTIME AT the Terrace Public Library: Classes begin the week of Jan. 17 for six weeks. “Babytime” (birth-12 months), Tues 1-1:30; “Toddler 2’s” (13 months-2+ yrs), Tues 10-10:45; and “Preschool Storytime” (35yrs), Wed 10-11. Register at the front desk or call the library 250-6388177. Classes include rhymes, games, books and puppets to engage little ones in fun early literacy teachings. Have your grownup register you today!

KITIMAT JAN. 19 – Everyone

is welcome at the Kitimat Public Library book club. This month’s title is ‘And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini’. The group meets at the library at 6:30 p.m. Pick up a copy today!

JAN. 19 – Kitimat Public Library will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 7:30 p.m. All members in good standing are eligible to vote. If you would like to stand as a library trustee, contact the library director or come to the AGM. JAN. 30 – Kitimat Public Library makes Valentines for Veterans! Mail a handmade valentine and bring joy to a Canadian Veteran on Valentine’s Day! For all ages. To register, come to the library or call 250632-8985. Free refreshments! ONGOING ROYAL CANADIAN Legion Branch 250 in Kitimat holds membership meetings the third

Tuesday of each month. Meat draws every Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. Members and bona fide guests are welcome.

PRAYER CANADA. We meet each week on Tuesdays noon to 1 p.m. For location and further information, please call 250-632-4554. Or email lesleykitimat@hotmail.com.

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ONGOING THE PRINCE Rupert Genealogy Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the library. Call Josie at 250-624-3279 for more. PRINCE RUPERT Seniors Centre Bingo Fridays 1- 3 pm. Everyone 19 years + 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 noon at the Crest Hotel. CORNERSTONE MB Church: Coffee morn-

For Kitimat, send your information to newsroom@northernsentinel.com For Prince Rupert send your info to newsroom@thenorthernview.com and For Terrace, send your information to newsroom@terracestandard.com

MUSICIANS AND singers: The Prince Rupert Community Band and Choir always welcome new members Band meets Mondays 7:30 – 9 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. Call Peter Witherly at 250-624-9634 or email peterw@citywest. ca for more details.

ings 10 a.m. - noon on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sunday celebration weekly at 10:30 a.m. Mid-week meeting all are welcome! PRINCE RUPERT Alcoholics Anonymous If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. 250-627-1119. AL-ANON MEETINGS: First Presbyterian Church, 233 4th Ave. E in basement. Tues. 8 pm. All welcome. Call 250-627-4899. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Drug Problem? We Can Help Mondays 8 - 9 pm, 223 4th Ave East, Presbyterian Church (side door).

P.R. ROYAL Canadian Legion meets the 3rd Monday of every month. Come visit the Military Museum Thursday - Sunday from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Call 250-6222917 for more. RIVER AND Ocean Metis Society of Prince Rupert meets the third Monday of every month at 1702 Atlin Ave. New people welcome. Refreshments provided. Call 250-627-4013.

FRENCH COFFEE Club: every first and third Wednesday of the month, join AFFNO and friends for French conversation (or just come and listen!) and coffee 3-4:30 p.m. in the new Hecate Strait building (120 First Ave. East, same building as Cargo Kitchen). For more, call 250-627-1313.

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KITIMAT - Becoming top dog breeders was not the original plan for Michele and Ron Murdoch. It began when they went in search of a new dog after they lost their Labrador-German Shepherd cross. Looking for another rescue dog, like theirs was, they ended up finding Sophie, a purebred English lab, which was one-third of Ron’s personal dream: he wanted to have a lab of every colour, a black, yellow SUBMITTED / THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR and chocolate. Michele Murdoch, at left, with a litter of labs Today they breed dogs at their home in Kitimat. under the banner of KermoMichele says it is a continual chaldei Labradors. It is not a thrifty endeavor to be a lenge being in Kitimat which means dog breeder, taking perhaps three lit- lots of travel to get the animals to their ters before there is any real return on competitions. Michele and Ron currently have the investment. That is partly because of the work it takes to be what is re- three breeding dogs — Minka, Cody, ferred to as ethical breeders. All dogs and Xavier. None are confined to kennels and they are highly socialized, get thorough examinations. The dogs also get shown at cham- they say. Cody was selected as the top lab pionship-level dog shows, which is not precisely a requirement but it is at the Westminster dog show in New a significant step to prove the quality York, and is the top female as well of their dogs. It takes about $3,500 to from the competition. Cody is also get the dogs to the championship-level the twelfth top dog in Canada, and the and another $1,500 in medical clear- number one female in B.C. Michele says the reason they do ances, they said. Ron and Michele just planned to what they do is simply out of love for have the dogs shown, not expecting the breed and it is clear their dogs are that their dogs would continually win as much their children as their actual children. at such high levels.

PRINCE RUPERT - The Prince Rupert Rainmakers hosted Richmond’s McRoberts Secondary School’s senior boys’ basketball team last weekend. The teams played three games and the Rainmakers took all three. Game one saw an 8548 score line for the home team, and the second and third games were not much different with a blow out 85-46 and 90-54. Pressure defence from the Rainmakers who used a 2-3 zone, punctuated by quality rebounding from the interior defenders paved the way for their success. Prince Rupert boxed out and used their height to their advantage. This translated into easy fast-break-buckets. Justin McChesney topped 30 points in all three games, scoring 30, 35 and 33 points in the matches, but sprained his ankle in the last minutes of Game 3. Nick Campbell notched 16, 11 and 20 points and Cole Marogna, Skyler Wesley and Quinn Leighton also contributed buckets. Rupert used their size inside to open up their post play, creating more easy-shot opportunities from outside. A flowing offence with lots of off-the-ball cuts and screens make the Rainmakers a fun team to watch. This all contributed to the lopsided wins. The games weren’t so much

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Prince Rupert’s Justin McChesney attempts a block against a McRoberts Secondary player last weekend. about the results but more about getting in-game play for the athletes, as the Rainmakers gear up for zones and provincials. “It’s hard for us to get competition up here. We placed second and third the last two years provincially. We’ve gone to Vancouver twice but it is a major expense. There are a lot of weekends where we don’t get the tougher games... It’s great to have these guys come up here. We played well and passed well, I’m happy with how we played, it looks good and I’m excited,” said Rainmakers head coach Mel Bishop.

Standout McChesney agreed. “It was really good, we got it going off the get-go. The team moved the ball really well and we all just let the game come to us. It was a good result. I really like playing for Mel. He’s a great coach and lets you play your game within the offence. He really knows what to do in certain situations and learning from that experience really helps me,” he said. The Rainmakers now turn their sights to the Pitt Meadows Marauders Air Show Basketball Tournament this weekend. - With Kevin Campbell files

Onion Lake ski club gliding towards record membership By Jackie Lieuwen THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR

TERRACE - People crowded to the Onion Lake cross country ski trails over the holidays, and the club is predicting record membership, with more than 60 new regular members and jackrabbits already boasting a new record. “We’ve probably had the best Christmas we’ve had since anyone can really remember,” said Dan McElheron, president of the Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club. “The amount of traffic we’ve had out there is just incredible.” McElheron said the club took in $1,900 in just one day, on the stat holiday Dec. 28, with people buying season and day passes, books of 10, renting gear or signing up children for jackrabbits. “That is phenomenal for us,” he said. “We’ve fallen on some good times economically which is good, because we re-invest everything right back into the club.” The Onion Lake trails were busy again on Jan. 3 for the free open house, when the glistening trails drew more than 250 skiers, jamming the parking lot with more

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Miriam Hoffarth was among the skiers at the Onion Lake trails during the busy open house Jan. 3. than 100 vehicles, McElheron said. Already this year, the club has 320 members, which is 30 per cent more than this time last winter and the same amount they had at the end of the season last year. “Lots more passes should be sold… 360 [members] is our record for the club and we may actually beat that this year,” McElheron

said. Cathy Vandenberg, membership coordinator, said 65 of the new members are brand new, and the club is still expecting more members to sign up in the next few weeks, including some regulars and people taking advantage of the late season rate. Vandenberg said beautiful

weather like we have had recently causes people to talk about the club and bring friends more. “The ski conditions have been extremely good this year... and there has been lots of hype about the new grooming machine,” she said. New member Noah Timmins, 29, just moved to the area and said the trails and facilities here blew him away: the length and variety of trails, night skiing, and quality trails good for classic and skate skiers. “And it’s just a very scenic area. You ski by lakes, you’ve got mountain views, a nice lodge…and everyone is so friendly and welcoming.” McElheron says he believes the growth is largely due to the buzz around the new groomer and the recent article published in The Terrace Standard and The Northern Connector. “I attribute the buzz and the excitement to that article because I was [at the trails Jan. 3] hearing people say ‘I can’t believe I’ve lived here my whole life and I’ve never been up here.’ Obviously the article really increased the awareness,” McElheron said. “And it’s the weather too. Shames is having a re-

ally good run of it too.” Snow is also a huge factor, because “when the snow is out, the people that love snow want to play in it,” he said, whether it is cross country or downhill skiing, snowboarding, ice skating or snowmobiling. Jackrabbits set a new record this year with more than 60 children and youths signed up by last Friday, topping the 54-skier record set last year. Vandenberg says the program has grown every year since 2009 when there were 34 in 2009. The cross country trails have a strong one-foot base, about 2-2.5 feet of snow packed tightly. “It is great. We were in good shape by about [Dec. 20]… The machine arrived, and two days later enough snow arrived,” said McElheron. “We could use another two or three feet in the next month, that would put us in really good shape… Usually February is the month of snow up there, so hopefully the best is yet to come, but it’s weather so you never know.” Coming up is the Snow Valley Open Race Jan. 16 and the Women’s Ski Fest Jan. 31, for women of all ages and abilities.


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