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West Coast Canada’s first-ever propane export facility could be located at Ridley Terminals outside Prince Rupert. On Wednesday, Jan. 20, AltaGas Ltd. announced that it has signed into an agreement, including a 20-acre sublease with Ridley Terminals, to develop, build, own and operate a terminal, called the Ridley Island Export Terminal, as an initial step in the regulatory approval and civic engagement process to come in the future. A final investment decision by AltaGas is expected to come late 2016, with propane export operations commencing in 2018 (as a target date). The proposal includes exporting 1.2 million tonnes of propane per year, which is expected to come from B.C. and Alberta natural gas producers, equalling 20 to 30 ships per year capable of carrying 500,000 barrels of propane calling on the Port of Prince Rupert. The CN rail network is expected to be the mode of transportation to deliver the propane on Ridley Island. “We had been looking for a good site for years now on the West Coast and this one really seemed to be the best possible one for us as it’s an existing facility. There’s already a world class marine jetty. It’s brownfield, it’s on an existing industrial site, and we know our affiliate, Pacific Northern Gas, serves Prince Rupert. We like the area and it’s a really good fit for us,” said AltaGas executive vice-president John Lowe last Wednesday. “It’s got the rail facilities in place. It’s got a world-class port, it’s a 10-day sail to Japan, which is a premium market for propane and we think everything aligned for us on it.” Lowe added that AltaGas is specifically looking at the Asian market and that traditional buyer, the U.S., currently has a surplus thanks to its shale gas production. “We are very excited about the opportunities presented

by the Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal,” said David Cornhill, Chairman and CEO of AltaGas in a press release sent out last Wednesday. “We anticipate this facility will be the first to export propane from British Columbia’s west coast, opening up new international markets for natural gas producers in Western Canada. We look forward to working closely with First Nations, governments, the community and other stakeholders to bring this project into operation,” he continued, stating the company has already begun the engagement consultations. Ridley Terminals Chief Operating Officer and President David Kirsop added that the diversification away from coal, Ridley’s main export, is a good sign for the economic wellbeing of the company. “Ridley Terminals is encouraged by this concrete step to diversify products shipped from our facilities while sustaining and creating new jobs in the community,” he said. Ridley Terminals, a federal crown corporation, currently exports metallurgical and thermal coal, and petroleum coke from B.C., Alberta and the United States to Asia. Ridley (RTI) is operating on leased lands from the Prince Rupert Port Authority and will sublease part of their land to AltaGas for this development. Construction costs for the facility are expected to be within the range of $400 million to $500 million and AltaGas presently “owns or has an interest in” six natural gas processing facilities in B.C. and Alberta that produce propane and AltaGas also operates a similar propane export facility in Ferndale, Washington. Lowe added that talks with the Port and Ridley were easy thanks to the shared interests of each organization. “We were on the same side of the table on the diversity of the product. In western Canada, we need market access [and] new markets... This is in line with the Port’s development plan, it’s in line with what Ridley has been trying to do to get new products on their docks,” said the executive VP Lowe.

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Summit wraps with declaration BY SHANNON LOUGH PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The proposed Pacific Northwest LNG terminal on Lelu Island continues to meet resistance from some First Nations and politicians — but not all. Friends of Wild Salmon hosted the Salmon Nation Summit conference in Prince Rupert on Jan. 22 and 23 with the focus on how LNG development may threaten salmon in the Skeena River. On the second day of the conference First Nations leaders, three MLAs, an MP and citizens signed the declaration for the “Permanent Protection of Lelu Island”. The Lelu Island Declaration states: “That Lelu Island, and Flora and Agnew Banks, are hereby protected for all time, as a refuge for wild salmon and marine resources, and are to be held in trust for all future generations.” The Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen and MLA Jennifer Rice both attended the conference and signed the declaration. “This project isn’t going to happen. This project can’t happen,” Cullen said in the press release. Rice spoke at the conference and presented a letter affirming her commitment, along with two other Northern MLAs, Robin Austin, MLA for Skeena and Doug Donaldson, MLA for Stikine, to protect the Skeena wild salmon. “There’s no doubt that when a group

of diverse citizens often with differing viewpoints can come together and empower each other as I witnessed this weekend, that they are unstoppable,” Rice said. Hereditary leaders from some of the the Nine Allied Tribes of the Tsimshian Nation, and hereditary leaders of the Lax Kw’alaams, G i t x s a n , We t ’s u w e t ’ e n , Lake Babine, and Haisla First Nations also signed - Nathan Cullen the declaration, including Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, according to the release. However, Chief Cliff White, Gitxaala, Chief Harold Leighton, Metlakatla, Chief Don Roberts, Kitsumkalum, Chief Joe Bevans, Kitselas and Chief Arnold Clifton, Gitga’at, made clear on Monday that the declaration was made without their consultation or support.   “The signatories to the declaration did not include or represent any of the five Tsimshian elected chiefs nor was there any mandate from elected or hereditary chiefs to support the declaration. The  Tsimshian chiefs reject the declaration calling for permanent protection of their traditional territories.  The chiefs

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Co-chair of Friends of Wild Salmon, Gerald Amos, signed a declaration along with other First Nations leaders and politicians to stop LNG development on Lelu Island.

view the declaration as a political action that is an attack on the rights and title interest of Tsimshian Nations,” the chiefs said in a press release. “The chiefs are extremely disappointed that the local member of parliament and provincial NDP MLAs would choose to sign and comment on a project without any prior consultation or involvement with Tsimshian communities.” The chief councillors also added that the summit did not present the full picture of the proposed project.   “The environmental teams of the


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Declaration Cullen questions Liberal tanker ban DECLARATION from Page 3 “Tsimshian Nations will continue on their path of making decisions based on the best environmental information and the best interests of the communities they represent.� The two-day conference had more than 300 people attend to listen to environmentalists and First Nations leaders speak about the politics and science behind possible LNG development. The co-chair of Friends of Wild Salmon, Gerald Amos, said they planned to “tackle the notion of social licence, what should it mean and what role do communities have to projects like the Petronas one�. He called the consultation process a broken system and hopes that Friends of the Wild Salmon are able to stop the development on Lelu Island. “It’s just the worst possible site,� he said. Ian Gill, the founding president of Ecotrust Canada, presented on the politics of LNG development and how the government is desperate to deliver hard economic development in the province. “I think there’s a frustration that our governments encourage foreign-owned companies, who have no responsibilities in Canada and no commitments to Canada’s future, to come in and make these grand proposals,� Gill said adding that it divides communities. On Monday, Premier Christy Clark also pointed to the divisiveness saying those who signed the declaration were “the forces of no,� adding there is an apparent division between those “who say no to everything and those that want to find a way to get to yes.�

Confused why federal scientists support Lelu BY SHANNON LOUGH PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP and NDP Environment Critic Nathan Cullen has expressed concerns over how the federal government is approaching a formalized moratorium on oil tankers passing through the Northwest coast. Federal Minister of Transport Marc Garneau visited Prince Rupert on Jan. 14 to consult on the tanker ban issue. Cullen tabled a private member’s bill on the tanker ban in 2014, which was later defeated in Parliament in April 2015, and he expressed concern with how Garneau is approaching the subject. “I don’t know which direction they’re actually moving in. One thing that’s a slight concern is that Mr. Garneau came into town and met with some local First Nations,� Cullen said, “but not any of the local environment groups, or some of the other people who have been working around this issue for many years.� Cullen said that the NDP party has already drafted the legislation on the ban and the federal government doesn’t have to do any work on it. “Our concern is that the Liberals are leaving the door open for

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Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen

everything from a proper and complete ban ‌ all the way to something incredibly mild and unacceptable.â€? Some of his concerns stem from suggestions by China to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that it will establish a trade deal with Canada if an oil bitumen pipeline comes to the West Coast and to allow Chinese companies to buy Canadian companies. “I guess this is their moment of realpolitik. Will the Liberals come down with what they promised or will they cave to the interests of other groups and other countries?â€? Cullen said.

Cullen also questioned why federal scientists support the LNG terminal on Lelu In a recent report to the Environmental Assessment Agency, government scientists with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) agreed with Pacific Northwest that the LNG terminal on Lelu Island poses little risk to the Flora Bank. “I’m a bit confused and confounded. The federal government chose to side with the industry science over the science that has been compiled by the First Nations,� Cullen said. “To suggest that the damage can be mitigated or they have such great certainty that it can be offset is concerning to me.� “The DFO has been completely absent from the debate around Northern Gateway and seems to be playing mostly lip service to industry,� he said. Under the previous government scientists felt they weren’t allowed to speak and would just “tow industries’ wishes�. He thought the new government would change that pattern, but so far he doesn’t see much of a difference. “We’ll see but I’m a bit distressed by it,� he said.






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Propane just the beginning for RTI Ridley Terminals’ Kirsop delves into diversifying, Metcalfe hiring, what’s next BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

As the Port of Prince Rupert’s cargo stats come out each month, Ridley Terminals’ traffic performance – in metallurgical and thermal coal, and petroleum coke has experienced a major decline in movement through the port. As both coal prices and demand plunge in the world thanks to consumers like China, India and the Middle East being able to supply enough coal domestically to satisfy demand, so does Ridley Terminals’ performance. But the feeling isn’t doom and gloom at the executive level. Ridley (RTI) interim president and COO David Kirsop shed some light on the crown corporation’s plans for the coming months last week – and they include diversification in not only products being offered, but in potential markets and clients. “We’ve got to diversify on probably several levels,” said Kirsop. No sooner had Kirsop made the statement than a major announcement came from Ridley and AltaGas last Wednesday, Jan. 20, about the latter corporation subleasing land on Ridley Island from Ridley Terminals, to propose the construction of a propane export facility – the first of its kind on B.C.’s West Coast. The terminal would ship 1.2 million tonnes of the product per year, sourced solely by B.C. and Alberta propane. Before Ridley’s executive team made the decision to start diversifying (the company has a mandate from the federal government to act as much as a profitable commercial company as possible), RTI was actually expanding their coal shipping capacity on Ridley Island. However, those plans have been tabled. “We’d be crazy to keep doing it in the face of the market in the next five or 10 years. So we have lots of capacity – we’ve put it on hold. We’re probably at about 18 million tonnes per year, give or take a few [tonnes]. If everything turned around and we were right up to where we were five years ago, we could expand that to 25 million tonnes within a year,” Kirsop said. “We’re in a good place to hit the pause button and that’s what we’ve done.” The president also responded to comments made by Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen, who mentioned in an online article that the hiring of Colin Metcalfe as vice-president of corporate affairs by the board of directors last August violated normal business practices as Metcalfe was a former political advisor to Conservative Industry Minister James Moore. Kirsop said that in fact, Metcalfe’s position was a skillset that needed to be reinforced. In early 2015, Metcalfe’s name was brought forward as RTI corporate secretary Bob Standerwick first made contact with him. “Colin’s been around for awhile in provincial and federal circles and it certainly wasn’t as a result of what was happening federally that his name was mentioned, and so the board was aware and the board didn’t drive that process, but it would certainly endorse it,” said Kirsop. “Colin was very aware of his position with James Moore and really wanted to make sure we didn’t do something that would be non-compliant with procedures, and so he made it clear at that time he would have to talk to the ethics commissioner ... It took awhile ... before Colin came on board, so it was the result of a strategic evaluation. It was meant to be a hire at the key executive level ... Whatever evolved, that was going to be one of the squares we had to fill,” said the president. At one time, RTI was the shining example of a terminal that was supporting the Port of Prince Rupert, but that designation has now gone to DP World’s Fairview

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AltaGas’ proposed propane export terminal on Ridley Island is the first step in RTI’s plan to diversify its products and clients as demand and prices for its metallurgical and thermal coal decline.

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The coal market has been in decline over approximately the past 48 months, leading RTI interim president and COO David Kirsop to explore diversification models.

“We’re in a good place to hit the pause button [on the coal terminal expansion] that’s what we’ve done.” - David Kirsop Container Terminal, which is expanding and looking to almost triple its cargo capacity in the next few years. While Kirsop and the board of directors look for a permanent president in the next six to 12 months (Kirsop is a retired partner from Urban Systems Ltd. and had been on the board for the past six years at RTI), the president is making sure that the company is not only looking at new products, but also new clients and new places to conduct business. “We’re not going to do crude, and we’re not going to do diluent. One of the things we want to make sure we do is have a good strategy, so it’s not just a case of who wants to ship product, but we want to make sure there’s a market out there because you’ll hear from two sides of the equation,” he explained. “There’s those with the products they want to ship and for them, the world’s going to be rosy. But we’d like to hear from the people who are going to buy too ... Where can we find a niche in [the world market] that’s going to be less sensitive to the ups and downs of the commodity world, and that’s what we’re working on right now.”

Propane and AltaGas are the fruits of that search so far. Kirsop is making sure that any additional business that Ridley gets into makes sense from a practical standpoint – fitting into the established industrial base that the company has created on Ridley Island, and not disrupting existing conditions. AltaGas’ propane would be shipped into the proposed terminal by rail (CN) and that route goes right to the island. “If you have multiple clients, it makes a difference too, because if you’re shipping to many countries, that helps level off the fluctuations that may occur in terms of currencies and demands and needs and political issues that might come up in different countries as well, so you need to diversify on both fronts. It’s not just the product – it’s the client,” said the president. Ridley’s executive team will spend some time in Prince Rupert where the terminal is located, but in order to fully service their clients, Kirsop and company will be spending a considerable amount of time in the Lower Mainland, and specifically in Vancouver, thanks to a rival that’s far too accessible for some of RTI’s clients. “One of the things the board felt would be to the benefit of RTI and Prince Rupert and Canada is to have an executive management team that was based in B.C. ... I think to [find different markets and different suppliers], they’re going to have to spend a fair bit of time in Vancouver. If you want to grow your company, you have to be there for your client ... and our clients are going to land at YVR, that’s the reality of it. I can’t change that, and that means they’re landing at the doorstep of Vancouver Port Corporation ... So we need to make sure we can intercept them before they reach that point,” said Kirsop.

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Ridley propane facility a perfect storm of interests Comments made by AltaGas executive vicepresident John Lowe on the company’s agreements and sub-lease of land with Ridley Terminals (RTI) in this week’s Northern View story are a familiar tune to industry professionals here on the West Coast. The need to find new markets, and getting Canada’s natural resource products to market has always been a challenge for resource-based corporations in the past, thanks to a myriad of reasons, one of which is that Canada has always had a willing and able buyer of oil, propane and everything else by our neighbours to the south, the United States. But that relationship can be taken for granted no more. As Lowe explains, the U.S. now has a surplus of propane thanks to domestic shale gas production. The Keystone XL pipeline has been all but killed by U.S. President Barack Obama. This has been anything but welcome news to proponent TransCanada and the company is suing the Obama administration due to being “unjustly deprived of the value of its multi-billion dollar investment by the U.S. administration’s action”. Canadian companies can’t solely rely on U.S. interest in their products and resources anymore, which is why executives like Lowe are looking to Asia, and why the Port of Prince Rupert is increasingly becoming an integral part of the conversation in getting Canadian products to world markets. AltaGas had been looking for a proper site for a West Coast propane export facility for years. RTI has just started exploring new products in the wake of sinking coal demand and prices. The Prince Rupert Port Authority has made diversification its No. 1 mandate in the next 10 years. In a world characterized by uncertainty in the energy sector, the more clients RTI and the Port of Prince Rupert can take on, the better-positioned they will be when a number of those terminals experience a sustained drop in performance. Those talks at the table couldn’t have taken very long with AltaGas, the Port and RTI all on the same side of it.

Guest View: Northern MLAs commit to protect Skeena wild salmon ear Lax Kw’alaams hereditary chiefs, damage to that critical juvenile salmon habitat elected council and members: could occur with the current facility design. We are writing as the BC NDP Must take into account that industrial MLAs representing the northwest part of development in the province encompassing the Skeena River the form of a 1973 watershed and its estuary to express our proposal for a support for your efforts to protect Skeena River superport at this wild salmon and all that depends on them by site was rejected ensuring industrial development, in the form of by government the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG facility, agencies due to the does not take place on Lelu Island. unacceptable risk to We believe any decision regarding the fisheries. proposed development: For these Must recognize aboriginal title held by reasons we share Jennifer Rice MLA North Coast the Lax Kw’alaams and the pre-requisites of your perspective consultation and consent laid out in Supreme that the proposed • MLAs Court of Canada decisions such as those in facility poses William (Tsil’qotin) and Delgamuukw/Gisday’wa (Gitxsan an unacceptable risk to the Flora Bank habitat that is an and Wet’suwet’en). irreplaceable link in the Skeena River salmon ecosystem. Must give the highest consideration to peer-reviewed science such as conducted and published by Dr. Patrick Jennifer Rice, MLA North Coast McLaren and Jonathan Moore whose research on Flora Robin Austin, MLA Skeena Banks and area points to the conclusion that irreparable Doug Donaldson, MLA Stikine


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Why not use Legacy for library? Backhaul boxes make trade flow both ways

Editor: I followed with great interest the discussion on funding for community enhancement grants. I can’t state strongly enough how I am against the reduction in library funding. Some comments made seem to be uninformed and ill-researched. I quote: “The library is the one organization on that list that could best reduce hours and services and still remain in business”. Councillor [Wade] Niesh, you ran for council on a platform of making Prince Rupert open for business, however you have stated that reducing hours and services are OK for the library. This appears to be a contradiction. I quote: “The library could access monies from other sources.” I wonder what/who these other potential resources are? I wonder if the author of the first quote ever uses the library and is aware of all its functions in the community? Some of which are: books in many formats, magazines, CDs, DVDs, large print collection, newspapers, free open space for families and school children which promotes exposure to learning, children’s programs, outreach services for shut-ins, the elderly and lighthouse keepers, free Internet access and help with electronic devices, public use computers, aid with job search, resume writing and cover letters, tourist information, newspaper archives of 100+

years, genealogy research support, scanning, printing and copying, loan services and offering multi-purpose rooms for meetings and gatherings. It seems that if we have the money to replace perfectly good sidewalks on Third Avenue (Legacy Fund or not), then $66,000 is something we can afford for a major hallmark institution which has been in the city for 106 years. I agree with the statements by Councillors Gurvinder Randhawa and Barry Cunningham about dipping into OUR Legacy Fund for this purpose. Who and when was it decided that the Legacy Fund should be used only for planning major projects? It appears that some of this money has already gone to general operations, i.e. salary increases for front line staff who certainly deserve raises before they are hired into more lucrative careers. Perhaps more transparency and openness is needed with the legacy fund as to how many dollars we are talking about and what its intended function/use is and perhaps some consultation with the citizens of Prince Rupert is in order. In summation, I implore council to do the right thing and revisit the discussion and motion regarding the library funding. Lorne Stevens Prince Rupert

Right of Way selling ill-advised Editor: I was interested to read The Northern Connector of Jan. 15 that the City of Prince Rupert proposes selling Right of Way land at what appears to be a 92 per cent discount to market.   The view land in question, part of a Road Right of Way connecting the end of Graham Avenue with Prince Rupert’s Fairview foreshore area, is offered for sale by the City at $21,000 for 0.08ha to Bryton Group Onceanview Condominiums Ltd.  Land value of lots in the area is assessed at an average of $31 per square foot.  With 107,639 sq. ft. in a hectare, the proposed sale price is less than one-tenth of the area’s assessed value.  The stated reason for the sale of part of the Right of Way is to provide the Bryton Group with a utilities corridor for a two-lot condominium development proposed for the Graham Avenue area. And yet, any utilities that a proposed development might access run under Graham Avenue on the side of the development lots opposite to the Right of Way lands being offered for sale.  Adding the area of the Right of Way to the land already owned by the Bryton Group might allow the developer to add more units to

their proposed development. The logic of the proposed sale is odd to say the very least. We go to all the trouble and expense of creating zoning bylaws to assure density and development appropriate to a single-family residential area for a reason.  The reason is to preserve the value of the neighbourhood.  Not to sell it off at firesale prices. I urge area residents to write the mayor and council and turn out to oppose the sale of the Right of Way at the council meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 25.  The Right of Way has importance to the Graham Avenue neighborhood because it preserves city-owned access to the foreshore.  If development goes ahead on the parcel at the very end of Graham Avenue, and if this section of Right of Way is sold off by the City, the area’s direct access to the waterfront could be lost.  For a neighborhood of people who have made their lives by the sea, this is a travesty.  We’d rather buy the land ourselves to keep it wild for foreshore access, as a natural buffer to port noise, and as habitat for the area’s wildlife. William Spat, Prince Rupert



he geographic and strategic advantages of the Port of Prince Rupert have enabled the Fairview Container Terminal to become one of the fastest-growing container terminals in the world. This achievement reflects the exponential growth in volume moving through the terminal during each of its first five years of operation. North American demand for high-value Asian goods—as well as time-sensitive cargos like seasonal apparel—was the primary force driving those volumes ever higher, but by the end of the third full year of operation in 2010, Asian demand for North American goods was escalating and began contributing in earnest to the growth of containerized trade through the Port of Prince Rupert. At any container terminal on the west coast of North America, nearly every container inbound from Asia is “laden” or “loaded,” meaning it is stuffed with cargo. The same is not true for all the containers being shipped back across the Pacific. Depending on the port, a certain number of containers make the return trip empty, as an equal demand for our goods in Asia does not exist. Filling these returning containers (known as the “backhaul”) poses a significant competitive challenge for ports and their terminals, one that the Port of Prince Rupert improves upon every year. In its first two years of operation, only 35% of containers exported through Fairview were loaded. As the number of exported containers increased through 2010 and 2011, so did the ratio of loaded/empty containers. By 2012, more than 50% of total exports were loaded with domestic goods, and in 2013 that figure jumped to 65%. This remarkable growth is largely due to increasing demand for BC forest products in China and Japan, and the ability of Canadian industry to respond to that demand. The opening of CN’s intermodal terminal in Prince George meant forest products from the central interior could be stuffed into containers and sent directly by rail to Fairview Container Terminal. Quickload Logistics, a local company, has enabled this growth through its transloading operation at Watson Island, where a C-Loader machine stuffs packaged lumber into containers for export. Today, more than 90% of Prince Rupert’s exported containers are destined for China, the majority of which are stuffed with lumber and wood products derived from spruce, pine and fir trees. China’s booming recycling industry provides a strong market for wastepaper from North America and Europe. Chinese industries use it to create the paper and paper board products that package light manufactured goods for export. This scrap paper represents the second-most exported product through Fairview for the last four years. Agricultural products like wheat, soybeans and livestock feed are also exported in containers through Fairview, and this category makes up more than 20% of the Port of Prince Rupert’s containerized exports. Scrap metal exports continue to grow, due to strong demand from developing countries like China, which alone imported more than $160 billion in non-iron scrap metal in 2011. Other categories of goods exported in containers through Fairview in low volumes include logs, pulp, scrap plastics, textiles and chemicals. Re:port is a collaborative promotional venture by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and The Northern View.


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Council explores storage container use BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

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A positive Land Code vote would return control of Metlakatla lands to the Nation.

Important discussions ahead in 2016 While 2015 saw many milestones reached for the Metlakatla First Nation, the year ahead promises to be filled with many important discussions and decisions for members. A major focus of the year ahead will be ensuring members are well informed about the proposed Land Code ahead of a final vote scheduled for October. The Land Code is about returning control over 10 parcels of Metlakatla reserve land back to the Nation. A positive vote would mean approximately 25 per cent of the antiquated Indian A ct would no longer apply to the land and the authority to manage and administer those lands would be transferred from the Canadian Government to the Metlakatla First Nation. More information about the Land Code can be found online at but, given the importance of the Land Code, the Metlakatla Land Department will be holding a series of meetings throughout the year to provide specifics about what the Land Code is and what it involves. Look for more information about those meetings and updates on the Land Code in this space, on and on the Metlakatla First Nation Facebook page. Another important discussion to be had in the year ahead also relates to enhancing Metlakatla self-governance. After years of work and negotiations with the provincial and federal governments, it is anticipated that a draft Agreement-in-Principle will be made available by the end of 2016. Once the agreement has been vetted by the Treaty Office, staff will be undertaking a comprehensive consultation effort to ensure all members have a chance to see the document and provide their feedback on the non-binding agreement. There will then be a vote held on whether or not to approve the agreement — if the result is positive, then and only then will final treaty negotiations begin. As well as self governance, Metlakatla members will have a direct say in the future of the band’s government. The next Metlakatla general election is scheduled for August — look for more on the election at as election day draws nearer.

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They’ve popped up in a couple places within town, but the City of Prince Rupert has not had a formal bylaw regulating them like many other municipalities around B.C. That is, until now. Large sea containers are a handy item. Great in a pinch for storage, they are very secure, spacious and cheap. But aesthetically, as Prince Rupert city planner Zeno Krekic outlined earlier in January, containers can become an unwanted distraction if handled the wrong way. City staff have known about containers residing in various parts of the municipality beyond heavy industrial areas, but have been waiting for an application, such as Charles Hays Secondary School’s, to address the matter. The high school wishes to keep a container on their premises for storage of sports equipment and has indicated their intentions as such to City Hall. After reviewing their application, Krekic and staff devised a proposed bylaw that was not initially passed, but explains that public facilities (P1 designation) and light industrial zones (M1) can be permitted to use shipping containers for storage, like Charles Hays. The proposed bylaw, Zoning Amendment Bylaw No. 3384, 2015, outlines that containers are permitted in M1 and P1 zones for the purposes of storage and in support of the main business operations. In P1 zones, they must also be painted uniformly the same colour as the principal building beside which they reside. The City reviewed policy in the District of Chetwynd and the District of Kitimat, both of which don’t allow containers to be used as fencing or screening, can’t be used for advertising and if used as buildings, additions or sheds must be subject to B.C. building codes and permits. In heavy industrial zones (M3), no special provisions were proposed. “We need to be mindful by what we’re specifying. My

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Vince Amante utilizes two storage containers for his business.

approach is to not overdo it,” said Krekic. Coun. Wade Niesh brought up concerns regarding spotzoned light industrial areas within public areas such as the Masonic Hall and what that might mean for nearby residents who don’t want to see containers around. He proposed a bylaw centred around the number of containers per square footage of the property as well as a distance-based bylaw, which was tabled until more information was gathered. For businesses like V. Amante Home Supplies on Third Avenue, containers are a vital part to the company, as explained by owner Vince Amante, and if you’ve got somewhere to keep containers and you can keep it off the street, you should be allowed to keep it on your property, because the property belongs to the people and they can generate business,” he said. “So long as the containers don’t stand out or rust out and people take care of the containers, I have no problem with that. Just not on the street or sidewalk ... It encourages business and I think city council understands that and they should come up with a solution that [businesses] can have them on their own property ... For me, if I don’t have a container I might as well shut down, they keep me alive,” Amante said, adding his containers are also painted the same colour as his primary business building.

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January 27, 2016 • Northern View • A9

More nursing positions for the North BY SHANNON LOUGH

“We’re optimistic that it’s going to provide the needed relief for the nurses that are on the front line”

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There are 100 new full-time nursing positions coming to northern B.C. this year but some are questioning how positions in Prince Rupert will be filled. The B.C. government has stated it plans to hire 1,643 registered nurses across the province by the end of March. The deal between the Ministry of Health and the B.C. Nurses Union (BCNU) was announced on Jan. 19 to increase staff to make up for the shortage of nurses. BCNU president Gayle Duteil said that a 2012 contract had promised to fill those positions but it never came to fruition. North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice welcomes the announcement for new hires but remains skeptical. “We already have a difficult time successfully recruiting and retaining nurses for existing positions so how is Northern Health going to fill even more?” she said. She points out that the region needs an improved strategy to fill nursing positions in hard-to-recruit-andretain areas, such as Prince Rupert. “There have been great efforts made but a lot of departments are still operating short-staffed,” Rice said. It is unclear as to how many of the 100 positions will actually come to the city. It could be as low as only one position. The North West regional executive for the British Columbia Nurses’ Union (BCNU), Sharon Sponton, is working closely with Northern Health to commit to filling those positions. “It’s really about the British Columbia Nurses Union and myself and my colleagues being able to have input as far as where the need is and where nurses need to be hired,” Sponton said. A number has not been committed to the Prince

- Sharon Sponton, BCNU representative Rupert Regional Hospital or for the community. The health authority has taken BCNU’s suggestions. “It’s certainly not the case where we’re limiting it to just one (nursing position),” Sponton said about Prince Rupert. “We’re optimistic that it’s going to provide the needed relief for the nurses that are on the front line.” Northern Health media relations, Jonathon Dyck, said he also believes there is going to be more than one position coming to Prince Rupert but is still working on numbers. Still, Rice said that more needs to be done rather than adding positions that don’t get filled. “We need a recruitment and retention strategy that fills the current nursing vacancies or else creating new positions will do little to serve the health needs of Prince Rupert residents and little to relieve the pressure felt by our already overstretched working nurses.” Rice said that she recently visited the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital and witnessed an overflowing emergency room where hospital staff were stretched thin from working overtime or being short-staffed. There are currently 10 registered nursing positions available in Prince Rupert through the Northern Health careers webpage, not including the new positions. Three of those positions have been vacant over 90 days, according to Bridget LeBlanc, the regional manager of recruitment for Northern Health. Adding Diamond Sponsor

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more positions is not the challenge, filling them is. LeBlanc said that the majority of the job vacancies are for specialty positions, which can’t be filled by new graduates. “We’re working on a strategy of providing additional training to current staff,” LeBlanc said. “We’re looking at creative options.” Some of the strategies include hiring new grads in advance to allow staff to take training in specialty areas, having incentive programs for return to service agreements in rural communities and recruiting graduates to stay in the north by continuing to work with post-secondary institutions. New positions have been posted in a number of areas across Northern Health and Dyck said that we “will share more details as they become available. There is an internal posting process that has to be followed before they can be posted externally”.

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Heart of our City

A10 • Northern View • January 27, 2016

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Heart of our City

The modest guitar hero BY SHANNON LOUGH PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

He has been a musical inspiration for generations of upand-comers and has been a mainstay in the Prince Rupert night scene. Yet, Brian Miller is just doing what he set out to do from high school — make a career playing music. Miller is the unassuming guitarist of Triple Bypass, a Prince Rupert rock and roll band who play all the pub classics with a mix of some top 40 crowd pleasers. He plays with the band on stages around the city offering residents the rare pleasure of live music with a light show perfect for dancing. “We do put a lot into it but we love it so it’s easy. It’s not really a job,” Miller said with a boyish grin and tousled beach hair. When he was 12 his parents p moved from Amherstburg, A Ontario to t Prince Rupert for a job j transfer. A couple years y later, he got a Series S A guitar from -Brian Miller the t Sears catalogue for his h birthday, eventually upgrading to an Ibanez. He taught himself how to play through books, watching videos and listening to his guitar heroes Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Eddie Van Halen. After high school Miller’s parents told him he could do whatever he wanted so he got into a two-year music program at Nelson Selkirk College. He learned how to hone in on his skills and formed a band with new friends. “We ended up moving to Calgary, lived in a house, all roomed together living the rock and roll dream you could say, playing at night,” he said. The band was called Pez and people would bring candy Pez dispensers to them. They lasted for a year and when they disbanded Miller ended up moving back to Prince Rupert. One of the big reasons for returning was because his high school sweetheart, Rosamaria, who he had spent the last few years in a long-distance relationship with, was still on the North Coast. “I moved back and the rest is kind of history. I’ve been here every since. We got married, had a family,” Miller said, but he skipped a lot of history. The couple had two sons, Nevan and Zachary. But even before his sons were born, when he got back to the city he met up with bass player Mark Giordano and the two started to jam and do shows. The duo wasn’t yet complete and newcomer to the area, Paul Cox, told them so. “Paul comes in and he sees us and he’s like, ‘You guys are good but you need a drummer’. The rest is history. We got

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Brian Miller has spent more than 20 years as the guitarist in the rock and roll band, Triple Bypass, as well as teaching budding musicians how to play.

together, we played,” Miller said, skipping over some finer details. At first they were called Mark, Paul and Brian but then someone suggested they call themselves Triple Bypass and it stuck. They band has been together for more than 22 years. “Most bands don’t last as long as us. They have fighting within the band, or whatever, don’t get along, but these guys are lifelong friends. We get in a room, we play, we have fun. If it wasn’t fun I guess we’d call her a day,” Miller said. The band is constantly evolving its setlist and learning new songs to please the crowd but there are some fail-safe songs that always make the roster. “I can’t tell you how many times we’ve played ‘Thunderstruck’ by AC/DC. I could probably play it with my eyes closed, sleeping upside down,” he said. To support his family, Miller also became a full-time guitar instructor for 17 years and for six years he set up a recording studio with Cox. Miller taught from the downstairs of his house, which he converted into a studio. At one point he had nearly 55

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students. His lessons proved fruitful and some students pursued the music scene in Victoria, Vancouver and even Florida. “Teaching guitar was amazing for me. Not only did I get to see my students progress going from never picking up an instrument to playing songs onstage, some even going on to careers in music, but it also allowed me to watch my kids grow up. While Rosamaria was at work I was ‘Mr.Mom’ and when she came home I went to work and she took over. I’m grateful to have had a career I love and watch my kids grow up,” he said. Miller stopped teaching full-time when he was ready for a change and a break from the constant pressures of being self-employed. He took an opportunity to work at Prince Rupert Grain Terminal. He still teaches guitar here and there and the band still plays gigs in the city. “My hobby has turned into a career, which again has turned into a hobby,” he said. In April, the band is performing on stage in Rock of Ages at the Lester Centre.

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Back in Black BY WILLIAM GYE PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The Prince Rupert Rampage are back in the playoffs ... and in black. The team will be hosting the defending CIHL champions Terrace River Kings next weekend in a best-of-three first round series and the organization is asking for fans to wear black in a Jim Ciccone Civic Centre “black out�. It will be a rematch of the last time Prince Rupert was in the playoffs — two years ago. While this year they have more firepower and scoring hasn’t been the problem that has hurt the team, it’s keeping their heads. When you’re from a town where fortunes are so closely tied to exporting and importing resources, the ups and downs just come with the territory. This year’s team has a good blend of young and old. Fans are hoping they can use this combination of experience and youth and skill and grit, all while not crossing the line. The goal will be a berth in the Coy Cup, which this year is hosted by the very same River Kings. How important is it to the team and the city that Prince Rupert is back in the playoffs? The Rampage’s coach Roger Atchinson commented on this and how the boys match up against the River Kings. “This year is pretty exciting for us as a team and Prince Rupert. We missed [the playoffs] last year, but this year’s slate is wiped clean,� said the coach. “We went 2-2 against Terrace [this season], all were close games. It was a saw-off every time we played them. It’s a good little rivalry, and both teams know each other. I don’t like to match lines, I like to hope our four lines can get the job done. We might shorten up a bit, depending on the circumstances.� The plan of action will only be carried out if the team stays out of the box, he added. “You can come up with a game plan, but a lot of times as soon as the puck drops, it changes. If we’re disciplined as a team, the results with follow,� said Atchison, who added that Terrace may play more relaxed thanks to their assurance that the team will be competing for the Coy Cup. “[The River Kings] are already in, so they will

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probably be a bit looser with less pressure. But when they come to our place, in front of our crowd, there will be pressure on them. It’s an electric place to play. If everyone’s healthy, chipping in, we have a good mix of guys and stand a great chance. We will have to sit four guys on Friday, but it pushes guys to perform and win a spot. Having the extra guys helps a lot at home and on road trips,� he said. “No one’s trying to hurt each other, guys are respectful and no one’s trying to maim each other. Everyone goes for a beer after.� Coach Atchinson didn’t name a starting goalie, but added that he has a great group of goalies to choose from, including likely starter Devon Gerrits and backup Jarrod Hildebrandt. Sniper Braydon Horcoff knows it won’t be an easy time, going head-to-head against the defending champs, but he likes his team’s chances. “I think it is a good match-up for us because we can win if we play our best hockey. It’s not going to be an easy series as Terrace is a good team but we have the ability to outplay them.� Horcoff commented on which players on Terrace are able to get under the Rampage’s skin. “I wouldn’t single out any player on their team as annoying but they do have a bunch of big strong guys that are tough to play against. They are a physical team and everyone finishes checks from their biggest to their smallest player.� Horcoff also mentioned the crowd’s ability to motivate the team at the Jim, something that shouldn’t be underestimated in an intimate setting like the Prince Rupert arena. “Playing in front of a big crowd during crucial games is a huge motivator. It instantly gives us a

boost of energy and extra drive to do what it takes to win. Playing for the Rampage isn’t just about the team, it’s also about the community. Knowing we have our fans supporting us is a great feeling.� Team president Ron German commented what it means for the city and fans to be able to watch a playoff game. “It’s huge for us that we have another home game, and potentially more. It’s great for the fans. I think everyone’s feeling a big sense of relief to be back in the playoffs, even though everyone gets in, we all want the boys to do well. We want to show the fans that this is the strongest team we’ve had in Rupert in the last five years,� he said. “It’s been a great year, and the attendance has been awesome. We’re hoping to see a sellout,� German added. “Everyone’s stayed relatively healthy, so if we can continue that and keep our discipline, we should be in good shape.� The president hopes the fans can do their best in wearing black to match the team’s uniforms. “We are going to wear black, so we are encouraging all the fans that come out to wear black, so we can have a ‘black out’ at home. We want fans to see a different look.� After the game, the players will try and regroup for another weekend of playoff hockey in Terrace, despite most of the group having full-time jobs. The team has been great role models for the kids in the community, often visiting schools and walking in community parades. The game will commence at 7 p.m. at the civic centre on Saturday, Jan. 30. Game 2 goes at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 in Terrace and Game 3 (if necessary) is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7.


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Prince Rupert’s two Peewee house teams, Safeway and Storey’s Excavating, finished in a 3-3 tie to end the Prince Rupert Minor Hockey tournament on Sunday in the 5th-place game. “For our squad it was really fantastic, the first game they were all over the place. We started to put in little challenges for the kids, and every game they got better and they should be proud of themselves,” said Storey’s Excavating coach Rick Roemer after the game. It took both teams awhile to score as the goaltenders were playing well, backed up by each team’s fundamental positional play in their own end. Both teams looked like they were having a blast. Ferryn Collins was often seen dangling, not to be outdone by Kade Jones as they showed off their moves they probably learned watching Brayden Horcoff of the Prince Rupert Rampage. The refs let the kids play, and during every shift, the kids were giving it their all. “I’m just trying to get through to the kids that they can never give up. All the kids came out and played better. It’s really gratifying to see

that they are trying. I’ve seen a great amount of improvement, attitude wise and they transferred that to the ice,” said coach Roemer. The atmosphere was positive. No parents were upset in the stands and it was just some fun hockey — the way it should be. The organizers of the tournament did a great job playing music between whistles, which contributes to a lifelike atmosphere for the kids, essentially simulating a Rampage game. In the 3-3 tie, Kyle Le found the net, and Justin Nanan did his best Bobby Orr impression narrowly missing as he flew through the air. Jones finished a nice goal with a sweet deke and put it five-hole. Sar Loring and Jacob Gordon played excellent in net for each team. Collins tied the game up late with an intelligent play, shooting the puck from behind the end line and banking it in off the unsuspecting netminder. “They came through. I’m really impressed. I think every one of them walked away a winner, because they’ve improved. I’m not big on the scoreboard, I’m more on the improvement of the kids as people. I had a lot of fun, and so did they. It was a win-win for everybody,” said coach Roemer.


January 27, 2016 • Northern View • A15

’Makers defeat CAL BY WILLIAM GYE PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

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Al Green throws a rock during the Fisherman’s Sturling Bonspiel on Saturday.

Bonspiel a huge success BY WILLIAM GYE PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The Prince Rupert Curling Club put on their annual Fisherman’s Sturling Bonspiel event this past weekend and Paul Eisenhauer and Kathy Dann went home as champions of the ‘A’ division. Cody Green, club member and tourney participant, lost in the ‘B’ final with Alana Rice to Jessica Bernhardt and Cherie Malthus. “It is two-on-two curling, which is called Sturling ... In Sturling you only throw six rocks, but only one person throws per end ... A game lasts for six ends. Sturling takes about an hour per game, there is no sweeping between the hog lines, you are only allowed to sweep the rock once it gets into the other zone. It’s a great time,� said Cody. Al Green and Michelle Gavin won the ‘C’ event, while Shawna Holkestad and Danny Dawson won the ‘D’ final. “It’s been fantastic, lots of new curlers, which is really good, helping the club out a lot ... The turnout was amazing. We had 26 teams,� Cody said. The event started at 8 a.m., and concluded at 10:30 p.m. Joyous chirping, and a laid-back atmosphere with frosty beverages highlighted the day.The newbies and experienced alike had a great time at the event.

Colby Jones made a clutch shot to lock up the regional game as the Rainmakers senior boys’ basketball team beat Caledonia 58-56 last Saturday in a play day. “Colby Jones hit a big three [point shot] for us late,� said While the Rainmakers were down much of the first quarter and the game, they used their shooting to get back in it. Ryan Kunar from Caledonia caused problems for Charles Hays with his quickness on and off the ball. It seemed like there was more cohesion from the Rainmakers as they used give and go’s to get easy baskets. Ben Rabel used his size inside, going up strong to make a couple easy buckets for the ‘Makers. The game was tied at the half, and it felt like it would be decided by a basket or two. “I thought both teams played hard defensively [and] competed. I thought we probably turned the ball over too much, but it was a pretty exciting game,� Bishop said. Turnovers caused by solid defence from Caledonia and a lack of interior rebounding by the Rainmakers led Caledonia out to their biggest lead of the game, seven points. Quinn Leighton answered back with a big block at the defensive end and scored a couple buckets, lifting the team. This set the stage for Jones as he elevated and hit a three-pointer with minutes left, sealing the win for the Rainmakers. Caledonia had a chance to foul with 18

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The Charles Hays Rainmakers denied Caledonia a win during a Prince Rupert play day last Saturday.

seconds left, but elected to wait. The Charles Hays player missed both free throws, so Caledonia had a chance to tie, but with only six seconds left they couldn’t get the ball up the court fast enough to get off a quality look. “We hit some big shots late. We ran some high-low stuff, and we missed some easy ones too. I think Mitchell Nelson played some tremendous defence on 11 from Caledonia. They are missing their big guy, and we’re missing Justin McChesney and Skyler Wesley, so we both don’t have our full squads here. It’s going to be interesting this year at zones up at Terrace, it should be good, it’s a good rivalry,� Bishop added.

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DEVELOPMENT OF A PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN Pest Management Plan: BC Hydro Facilities 2016-2021

The use of pesticides is intended within the area to which the Pest Management Plan (PMP) applies. The purpose of the proposed PMP is to control vegetation at BC Hydro facilities to maintain safe and reliable operations which support the delivery of electricity to our customers. This plan applies to all areas of British Columbia where BC Hydro has operational or planned facilities such as electrical substations, generation switchyards, generating sites, communication sites, storage sites, administrative buildings, or land owned or leased for future facilities. The proposed duration of the PMP is from April 2016 to April 2021. Vegetation incompatible with the operation of the power system will be controlled using: physical (manual brushing, girdling, hand-pulling, hedge trimming, mowing, pruning, weed trimming or tree removal), cultural (gravel/hard surfacing, planting ground cover), biological (release of parasitic insects to control noxious and invasive plants) or chemical (herbicide application) techniques, or any combination of these methods. The active ingredients and trade names of the herbicides proposed for use under this plan include: ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

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Adjuvant products may also be combined on occasion with a herbicide to improve its effectiveness, such as: nonylphenoxy polyethoxy ethanol – Agral 90, paraffinic oils – Gateway, octadec-9-enoic acid as methyl and ethyl esters – Hasten NT, or siloxylated polyether – Xiameter or equivalents. The proposed methods for applying herbicides include: soil applied techniques (backpack sprayer, powerhose or fixed boom sprayer), cut surface, basal bark, backpack foliar, mechanized foliar (fixed nozzle, boom directed nozzle, wick sprayer), and injection (hack and squirt, lance or syringe) techniques.

Black Press scholarships available Some of the financial pressure faced by prospective business students in B.C. can be reduced, thanks to David Black, owner of Black Press. Graduating high school students in 37 of the province’s school districts, intending to study business at the University of Victoria Gustavson School of Business, can apply for a $5,000 scholarship. Last year, Prince Rupert School District (SD52)’s own Niamh Tighe won the scholarship. Tighe is a third-year Bachelor of Commerce student at the Gustavson School and is hoping to build a career with a nonprofit organization. “I am one of the co-captains of Team Gustavson for the 2016 JDC West Business Competition. As a co-captain, I will lead the academic, debate, social and sport teams at the competition, which is being hosted by the University of Saskatchewan in January,” Tighe said. “I would like to thank both David Black and Black Press Ltd. for their continued support and generosity as I work towards attaining my degree.” The Black Press Business scholarship is awarded based on academic merit, leadership and a demonstrated desire to make a positive difference in the world. Students must apply to the Gustavson School of Business, Bachelor of Commerce Program before Feb. 28 to be eligible. Information about the scholarship is online at: The scholarship was established in 2008 by Black to give students from across the province access to a business education. Black chose the Gustavson School of Business because of the innovative program format. Students spend the last two years of their degree fully immersed in the school where they can specialize in entrepreneurship, service management, international business or management where they customize a program that suits their interests. Every student takes at least two paid co-operative work terms, has the opportunity to participate in an international exchange, and learns about sustainable business practices.

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Alternatively, it is available in person at 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby; 1401 Kalamalka Lake Road, Vernon; 18475 128 Street, Surrey; 400 Madsen Road, Nanaimo; 3333 22 Avenue, Prince George.

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BC Hydro, the applicant for the proposed PMP, is located at 6911 Southpoint Drive, Burnaby, B.C., V3N 4X8. Please contact Tom Wells, Vegetation Program Manager, at 604 516 8943 or for more information.

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January 27, 2016 • Northern View • A17

Prestige locates Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Hotel transitions to Prestige branding, standards BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

More cranes might be popping up at the Fairview Container Terminal at the Port of Prince Rupert in the near future, but in the meantime, one was spotted right downtown putting up a new sign at the Prince Rupert Hotel. The decal, signalling the new branding of the location, has breathed new life into the building. Two brown, circular ‘Prestige’ signs were installed on each street-facing corner of the hotel, and the business is experiencing some other changes that have gone along with it. “This location is still managed by the original ownership group – we’re currently recruiting for a general manager for that location – and we’re excited for 2016. We’ll be able to launch the brand formally by the end of the month, even though the sign has already gone up. Our website and guest services will become ‘Prestige Prince Rupert’,” said Rebecca Monsen, vice-president of operations for West Coast Hospitality, Prestige’s ownership group. “Later on in the spring we’re going to invite the community in to take a tour of this hotel and see some of the changes that we’ve been making. We’re really elevating our product offerings to match the Prestige brand standards – we’ve been doing a lot of work there.”

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Workers put up the new Prestige sign on the Prince Rupert Hotel earlier in January. A launch is set for later this spring.

Prince Rupert is the third northern location for Prestige Hotels and Resorts after Prestige Hudson’s Bay Lodge opened in Smithers earlier in 2015 and Prestige Treasure Cove was rebranded in Prince George. With the number of industry professionals that move through Prince Rupert on a regular basis, Monsen and the company knew that some aspects of the accommodation experience needed to be ramped up at the Prince Rupert location, expected to be filled with corporate clientele who are familiar with the Prestige brand, and had been asking about a location in Prince Rupert for quite some time. “We’ve been elevating our product offerings to match the needs and requirements of a standard corporate client and positioning the hotel to be more attractive. The brand standards are helping us do that [with] rooms, guest spaces, service standards and more,” said Monsen.

Earlier in January, West Coast Hospitality held allday meetings with staff to alert them to some of the changes that will be coming to the location. “We really wanted to inform [them] about what [the transition] is going to look like for them and for them to become more familiar with the brand. We’ve been talking about it [with them] for awhile,” she said. With tourism strong in the summertime due to the fishing season, Monsen believes that the Prince Rupert location fits in well with the company’s vision. “We see it as an opportunity similar to [Smithers and Prince George] that fits our brand. We’re a smaller community, we do have a good, strong tourism business that comes through in the summer ... and they have a lot of connections in the tourism market in B.C. [Prestige] is just a really community-focused brand and that fit with the community of Prince Rupert,” said Monsen.


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Creative Jam returns with more BY SHANNON LOUGH PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

To the artistic folks of Prince Rupert, Creative Jam is back for its sixth year and the workshops are expected to fill up as they do every year. There are seven workshops planned for 2016 including quilting, photography, creative script writing, visual arts painting, jazz improvisation and two different styles of fabric dying. “We thought we’d go big this year,� said chief coordinator for the Arts Council, Sarah Ridgway. “It’s

“We thought we’d go big this yearâ€? • Sarah Ridgway meant to bring together different mediums and build an artistic community.â€? Spaces are limited for each workshop with eight to 16 spaces available depending on the discipline. Sign-up is on Feb. 1 and Ridgway recommends those who are

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Kindergarten registration will take place at all elementary schools February 1 to 12, 2016 • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. NOTE: Registration for Port Edward School is 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. French Immersion registration will take place at Roosevelt School REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS To enter kindergarten, children must be five (5) years of age or older on or before December 31, 2016. When registering for a kindergarten program, please bring: • your child’s birth certificate (or other proof of age such as a Permanent Residence card, provincial ID card or passport) • BC Care Card • immunization record • proof of address Parents may choose to defer their child’s entry to school, based on readiness, for one (1) year. Please contact your neighbourhood school for consultation if you are concerned about your child’s readiness. Students who are not registered during the two (2) weeks of registration are not guaranteed a placement at their neighbourhood school.

EARLY FRENCH IMMERSION Kindergarten and Grade 1 French Immersion is a bilingual program which is open to all children throughout Prince Rupert School District. French language spoken at home is NOT a prerequisite for this program, and most parents of French Immersion students typically do not speak French themselves. Children entering kindergarten or grade 1 may register for French Immersion.

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Sarah Ridgway and Joan Mostad organize the art event and urge people to sign up early.

interested sign up for the workshop they want right away. Photography, visual arts and quilting are the most popular and have more spaces. A central theme will be revealed on the opening day and participants have to loosely follow it as a guide. The workshops run from March 4 - 6 and are not for beginners. However, the art event includes a 15-minute “mingles� demonstration. “Each participant gets a taste of every workshop throughout the weekend,� Joan Mostad said, another coordinator for the event. The organizers will supply some of the art materials but participants are asked to supply their own as well. For example, the photography workshop requires the participants to bring their own camera with a full battery. Most of the workshop facilitators are from the area. Terrace’s Gail Turner Sears is the visual arts facilitator. Mike Ambach, who is running the photography workshop, is based out of Prince Rupert. David Quast is the creative script writing facilitator and was born and raised in Prince Rupert. The weekend will cost $55 for non-members and $50 for members. It’s a non-profit event and the Arts Council will fit the bill to cover the remainder of the expenses. For any questions email the Arts Council or leave a message on the Creative Jam 2016 Facebook page.

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January 27, 2016 • Northern View • A19

The art of communication BY SHANNON LOUGH PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Communication is not often regarded as a skill that should be sharpened but a group in the city are encouraging people to meet once a week to engage in the art of speech. Have you ever listened to a TED Talk that sends chills up your spine? Some of those superb orators learned their skills through the international Toastmasters program. A Prince Rupert has its own club that meets every week where members learn how to be a master speaker. The Prince Rupert Toastmasters Club has been active in the city for over 30 years. The group shut down for a few years but on Jan. 13 the club celebrated its first anniversary after finding enough interest in the community to start again. Daniela Cappelli manages the club’s public relations after joining last June. “Whatever your profession is it’s really important to be able to communicate,” she said. She considers the meetings a safe place where everyone else is going through the same thing — they all want to become better communicators. Cappelli moved to Prince Rupert two years ago from Mexico. English is her second language and she normally considers herself introverted. As a new stay-at-home mom she said she looks forward to the meetings because it keeps her sharp for when she re-enters the workforce. Anyone is welcome to join free of cost. Cappelli dropped into the meetings for two months before deciding to become a member. There are members between the ages of 18 and 75 with occupations ranging from nurses, teachers, mothers, politicians and students. “It’s a rich group of people who are very respectful,” Cappelli said. At the 90-minute meeting there are prepared speeches and table topics, or shorter unprepared speeches. After someone presents the group offers constructive criticism on how to improve. The speeches follow a formula and participants learn how to structure their writing so that it becomes easier to prepare each time. The prepared speeches run between seven and 12 minutes. The table topics aim to develop skills for delivering a

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The Prince Rupert Toastmasters Club meets every Tuesday and encourages newcomers to join them.

“Whatever your profession is it’s really important to be able to communicate.” - Daniela Cappelli short one to two-minute speech. The topic is chosen by the table talk master and once your name is called you respond right away with an on-the-spot speech. Michael Gurney joined the club last February. He is already a communicator by profession at the Prince Rupert Port Authority but he decided to give it a try after the club’s president, Michal Sluka, urged him to join. “It has been such a privilege to be among people earnestly eager to grow each week and open up to criticism,” Gurney said. Both Gurney and Cappelli encourage newcomers to attend a meeting to learn what it is all about. “Every community needs leaders and Toastmasters is a great site to practice becoming a leader,” Cappelli said.

The club offers relevant skills for leaders of volunteer societies, civic bodies or business professionals to run better meetings, learn how to structure their organization more efficiently and develop leadership capabilities that reflects on the city, Gurney said. Toastmasters offers many more benefits. It’s a place to network with others in the community. There are different levels of certification for members and once a certain level has been achieved the organization can send a notice of certification to an employer or it can be added to a resume. There are quite a few notable speechwriters and professionals who were Toastmasters. For example, Jon Favreau was only 27 when he became the director of speechwriting for President Barack Obama; Bill Bennett, was a former B.C. premier; and Leonard Nimroy, was the actor who played Spock on Star Trek. A notable Toastmaster in Prince Rupert is city councillor Gurvinder Randhawa. In its second year the club is introducing a mentorship program by pairing up with other clubs within the city to help out with speech training. The group meets every Tuesday from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the NorthWest Community College. Guests are always welcome and they don’t have to participate but are encouraged to try.

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džĞĐƵƟǀĞŝƌĞĐƚŽƌ PRACSS (Prince Rupert Aboriginal Community Services SocietyͿ is seeŬing an džecuƟve irector͘ PRACSS is a nonͲ proĮt society that proviĚes anĚ Ěelivers a ǁiĚe range oĨ programs͘ &or more inĨormaƟon checŬ our ǁebsite at ǁǁǁ͘pracss͘net ReporƟng Ěirectly to a oarĚ oĨ irectors the džecuƟve irector ǁill have overall strategic anĚ operaƟonal responsibility Ĩor staī͕ programs͕ edžpansion anĚ edžecuƟon oĨ its mission͘ The iĚeal canĚiĚate ǁill possess strong communicaƟons sŬills anĚ have at a minimum a Ěegree in Social Sciences͘ >esser ƋualiĮcaƟons may be consiĚereĚ ĚepenĚing on edžperience͘ A minimum oĨ ϱ years oĨ senior management edžperience anĚ edžperience in a nonͲproĮt environment ǁith ĚemonstrateĚ anĚ in Ěepth ǁorŬing ŬnoǁleĚge oĨ community baseĚ programs͕ ĨunĚing sources anĚ community relaƟonships͘ All canĚiĚates shoulĚ have proven leaĚership͕ coaching anĚ relaƟonship management edžperience͘ Concrete Ěemonstrable edžperience anĚ other ƋualiĮcaƟons incluĚe͗ ͻ A tracŬ recorĚ oĨ eīecƟvely leaĚing staī͖ ability to cite speciĮc edžamples oĨ having ĚevelopeĚ anĚ operaƟonalinjeĚ strategies that have taŬen an organinjaƟon to the nedžt stage oĨ groǁth ͻ Commitment to Ƌuality programs anĚ Ěata Ěriven program evaluaƟon ͻ džcellence in organinjaƟonal management ǁith the ability to coach staī͕ manage͕ anĚ Ěevelop high perĨormance teams͕ set anĚ achieve strategic obũecƟves anĚ manage a buĚget ͻ Past success ǁorŬing ǁith a oarĚ oĨ irectors ǁith the ability to culƟvate edžisƟng boarĚ member relaƟonships ͻ Strong public relaƟons edžperience ǁith the ability to engage a ǁiĚe range oĨ staŬeholĚers anĚ cultures ͻ Strong ǁriƩen anĚ verbal communicaƟons sŬills ͻ AcƟon orienteĚ͕ aĚaptable anĚ innovaƟve approaches to program planning ͻ Ability to ǁorŬ eīecƟvely in collaboraƟon ǁith a Ěiverse group oĨ people ͻ Passion͕ integrity͕ posiƟve aƫtuĚe͕ mission Ěriven anĚ selĨͲĚirecteĚ ͻ Must be Aboriginal dŽĂƉƉůLJƐĞŶĚĞŵĂŝůǁŝƚŚĐŽǀĞƌůĞƩĞƌĂŶĚsĚĞƚĂŝůŝŶŐ LJŽƵƌƋƵĂůŝĮĐĂƟŽŶƐƚŽƉƌĂĐƐƐϳΛĐŝƚLJǁĞƐƚ͘ĐĂ ůŽƐŝŶŐĚĂƚĞ͗&ĞďƌƵĂƌLJϭϵ͕ϮϬϭϲ


Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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OWNER OPERATORS Flatdeck Division · Must be willing to run Western USA, BC and Alberta · Must currently hold a FAST card, or obtain one within 3 weeks of receiving a position.

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GARAGE Sale in Prince Rupert Tuesday, February 2nd (8am - 12pm) 141 Metlakatla Road, Bay #4

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Misc. for Sale

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Real Estate

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Account Representative

Account Representative

The Prince Rupert Northern View has an exciting opportunity for the position of Account Representative. The successful candidate will have a high energy level coupled with a sincere dedication to customer service. The Prince Rupert Northern View has an exciting opportunity for This position comes with an active account list with sales the position ofinAccount Representative. The successful candidate opportunities the Prince Rupert Northern View, Northern will have a N2K, high energy coupled with a sincere Connector, as welllevel as special publications, ourdedication online to platforms, regional publications and newspapers. customer service. This position offers a great work environment with a competitive This position comes with an active account list with sales salary, commissions and a benefit package. The Prince Rupert opportunities Rupert Northern Northern Northern Viewinis the partPrince of Black Press, Canada’sView, largest independent print media company with more than 170 titles across Canada and Connector, N2K, as well as special publications, our online The United States. platforms, regional publications and newspapers. Apply to: your resumé and cover letter by June 5, 2015 to: Please send This Hamilton position offers a great work environment with a competitive Todd 737 Fraser Street and a benefit package. The Prince Rupert salary, commissions Prince Rupert, Northern ViewB.C. is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest independent V8J 1R1 media with more than 170 titles across Canada and orprint e-mail to: company

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• 3 & 4 Bedroom Homes • 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Suites and Apartments

Suite 6 - 342 3rd Ave W. • 250-624-9298

Houses For Sale

Houses For Sale

Buying or Selling Real Estate?

Gordon Kobza The Power of Experience 250.624.9298 – Suite 6 - 342 3rd Ave W.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

STEEL BUILDING Sale. “Really big sale: extra winter discount on now!!” 21x22 $5,190; 25x24 $5,988; 27x28 $7,498; 30x32 $8,646; 35x34 $11,844; 42x54 $16,386. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422,

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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent

The BC SPCA cares for thousands of orphaned and abandoned cats each year. If you can give a homeless cat a second chance at happiness, please visit your local shelter today.

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

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Homes for Rent 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

Skyline Manor

SUMMER STUDENT POSITIONS Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) is currently seeking students interested in summer employment for four months commencing May 02, 2016 to August 31, 2016. Students may have the opportunity to work in one of the following departments: Operations, Project Development & Maintenance, Trade Development & Public Affairs, Commercial & Regulatory Affairs (Legal) or Information Technology (IT). Applicants must be attending school, college or university during the last school term and returning to their studies in the subsequent academic year. More details regarding these exciting positions are available at the Port’s website at:

Applicants should submit a detailed resume with covering letter in confidence specifying which department they wish to be considered for by Wednesday, February 24, 2016, to: Human Resources Prince Rupert Port Authority 200-215 Cow Bay Road Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J 1A2 Fax: (250) 627-8980 Email: No telephone inquiries please.


Commercial/ Industrial

Individuals of aboriginal descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

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 SPECTACULAR beach front home for rent in Queen Charlotte City, available March 1, $1325, 4 bedroom, 1.5 baths, newly renovated, private property at the end of the road yet 5 minutes to the center of town and schools. Perfect for family or nature lovers. Contact: 604414-0765 or

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

Quiet, large 1 bdrm suite. Heat, hydro, satellite, WI/FI, W/D and off street parking. No pets, N/P, N/S, ref. req. Call after 6 p.m. 250-624-5039

Suites, Upper 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

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Meetings held on the 4th Wed. of the Month @ the North Coast Convention Centre @ 12:00pm Non-Members: $25 Members: $15

Betty Ciccone talk on the Importance of Mental Health

Betty supports and coaches individuals and groups. She will be sharing concepts of, and tools for, growth and change by some of the leading teachers in this field today.

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Wise customers read the fine print: *, †, Ω, ★, 9 The Cold Days Hot Deals Sales Event offers are limited time offers which apply to retail deliveries of selected new and unused models purchased from participating dealers on or after January 15, 2016. Offers subject to change and may be extended without notice. All pricing includes freight ($1,745) and excludes licence, insurance, registration, any dealer administration fees, other dealer charges and other applicable fees and taxes. Dealer trade may be necessary. Dealer may sell for less. *Consumer Cash Discounts are offered on select new 2016 vehicles and are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. †0% purchase financing available on select new 2016 Ram 1500 and Ram Heavy Duty models to qualified customers on approved credit through RBC, Scotiabank and TD Auto Finance. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. Example: 2016 Ram 1500 Quad Cab SXT 4x4 (25A+AGR) with a Purchase Price of $29,998 with a $0 down payment, financed at 0% for 84 months equals 182 bi-weekly payments of $165 with a cost of borrowing of $0 and a total obligation of $29,998. Ω$9,000 in total discounts includes $7,500 Consumer Cash and $1,500 Loyalty/Conquest Bonus Cash. Consumer Cash Discounts are deducted from the negotiated price before taxes. $1,500 Ram Truck Loyalty/Conquest/Skilled Trades Bonus Cash is available on the retail purchase/lease of 2015/2016 Ram 1500 (excludes Reg. Cab), 2014/2015/2016 Ram 2500/3500, 2014/2015/2016 Ram Cab & Chassis or 2015 Ram Cargo Van and is deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. Eligible customers include: 1. Current owners/lessees of a Dodge or Ram Pickup Truck or Large Van or any other manufacturer’s Pickup Truck or Large Van. The vehicle must have been owned/leased by the eligible customer and registered in their name on or before January 5, 2016. Proof of ownership/Lease agreement will be required. 2. Customers who are skilled tradesmen or are acquiring a skilled trade. This includes Licensed Tradesmen, Certified Journeymen or customers who have completed an Apprenticeship Certification. A copy of the Trade Licence/Certification required. 3. Customers who are Baeumler Approved service providers. Proof of membership is required. Limit one $1,500 bonus cash offer per eligible transaction. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. ★The Make No Financing Payments for 90 Days offer is available from January 5 – February 1, 2016, and applies to retail customers who finance a new 2015/2016 Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram or FIAT vehicle (excludes 2015/2016 Dodge Viper and Alfa Romeo) at a special fixed rate on approved credit up to 96 months through Royal Bank of Canada and TD Auto Finance or up to 90 months through Scotiabank. Monthly/bi-weekly payments will be deferred for 60 days and contracts will be extended accordingly. Interest charges will not accrue during the first 60 days of the contract. After 60 days, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay principal and interest over the term of the contract but not until 90 days after the contract date. Customers will be responsible for any required down payment, license, registration and insurance costs at time of contract. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. 9Up to $2,000 Bonus Cash is available between January 15 and February 1, 2016, on most new 2016 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and FIAT models excluding the following: 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan CVP, 2016 Journey CVP/SE Plus, 2016 Charger & Challenger SRT Hellcat, 2016 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4x2, 2016 Jeep Compass and Patriot Sport 2-Door CPOS, 2016 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2-Door, 2016 Ram 1500 Regular Cab and FIAT 500 POP. Bonus Cash will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. See your dealer for complete details. )Based on 3500/F-350 full-size pickups and competitive information available at time of publication. Based on max towing comparison between 2016 Ram 3500 - up to 31,210 lb, 2015 Chevrolet 3500 - up to 23,200 lb and 2016 Ford F-350 - up to 26,500 lb. TMThe SiriusXM logo is a registered trademark of SiriusXM Satellite Radio Inc. January 27, 2016 • Northern View • A23

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The Savings Start‌

2010 Toyota Yaris

2006 Buick Allure

Stk #CA5311211. 116,121 kilometers.

Stk # C61127908. 113,437 kilometers.

Was $10,900

Now $10,454

Stk # TEG466835. 36,798 kilometers.

Was $6,995

Now $5,785

2012 GMC Sierra 1500

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Stk # TCG308248. 69.473 kilometers.

Was $27,900

Was $37,900

Now $33,900

Now $24,757

2013 Chevrolet Equinox

2012 GMC Terrain

2014 Chevrolet Cruze

2012 Nissan Viersa

Stk # TD6364327. 58,816 kilometers.

Stk # TC6276825. 65,319 kilometers.

Stk # CE7317551. 18,312 kilometers.

Stk # CCL376062. 52,995 kilometers.

Was $25,900

Now $23,857

Was $22,900

Was $24,900

Now $21,130

Now $20,900 Now $10,900

2013 GMC Sierra 1500

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2005 Dodge Caravan

2009 GMC Sierra 2500

Stk # TDG381015. 103,050 kilometers.

Stk # TBG158861. 132,154 kilometers.

Stk # T5B401061. 180,445 kilometers.

Stk # T9F166733. 115,012 kilometers.

Now $29,900

Now $20,900

Now $5,995

Now $24,900

2007 Jeep Liberty

2010 Dodge Caravan

2010 Chevrolet Malibu

2014 GMC Sierra 1500

Stk # T7W544099. 208,889 kilometers.

Stk # TAR383605. 155,663 kilometers.

Stk # CAF187656. 112,487 kilometers.

Stk # TEZ353269. 26,810 kilometers.

Now $6,995

Now $10,900

Now $10,900

Now $28,900

Kimberly Godfrey Prince Rupert

Tyler Portelance Prince Rupert

Boyd McCann Bobby Moniz Terrace Terrace




The Northern View, January 27, 2016  

January 27, 2016 edition of the The Northern View

The Northern View, January 27, 2016  

January 27, 2016 edition of the The Northern View