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PRINCE RUPERT - 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 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.” 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 oth-

er 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 Nine Allied Tribes of the Tsimshian Nation, and hereditary leaders of the Lax Kw’alaams, Gitxsan, Wet’suwet’en, Lake Babine, and Haisla First Nations also signed 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 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 Tsimshian Nations have been working collaboratively, through the Tsimshian Environmental Stewardship Authority (TESA), to rigorously review the science and have successfully pressed the proponent and CEAA for additional due diligence. In addition, TESA has commissioned two independent reviews to validate the science. TESA is in the process of concluding its work on the science and will be reporting out to its communities in the coming weeks,” they said. “Tsimshian Nations will continue on their path of making decisions based

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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. Friends of Wild Salmon, cochair Gerald Amos called the consultation process a broken system and hopes that Friends of Wild Salmon can 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,” he said. On Monday, Premier Christy Clark said those who signed the declaration were “the forces of no,” and there’s an apparent division between those “who say no to everything and those that want to find a way to get to yes.”

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Backers of a proposed oil refinery near Kitimat have suggested its final products would be shipped north via pipeline to an export terminal on Portland Inlet.

Pipelines missing from refinery plan that would lead to the Nass By Josh Massey THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR

TERRACE - A planned (US) $11 billion oil refinery between Terrace and Kitimat doesn’t include an export terminal or the pipelines to take the finished product from the facility to the terminal. And refinery builder Pacific Future Energy has not yet found a partner to build either the pipelines, one to carry gas and the other diesel, or the terminal, says company official Don MacLachlan. “The pipeline and terminal are not part of our project,” said MacLachlan recently shortly after Pacific Future Energy released its project plan in mid-January to produce gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and butane and submitted it to government regulators. It would refine crude oil shipped to it in railcars, as many as three or four trains a day of 120 cars each, from the Alberta oil sands which is considered a safer alternative to shipping the product via a pipeline. But instead of shipping the refined product on tankers from

Kitimat via the Douglas Channel to the ocean, the company has marked out the Portland Inlet, 120 kilometres to the north, as a possible location for an export terminal. The two pipelines would have to cross the Skeena River in some fashion to reach the inlet. Pacific Future Energy, in its project proposal says the Portland Inlet location comes from what it calls “early third-party studies” but has yet to release those studies or provide further details. Such an arrangement, where refineries don’t own the facilities carrying the final product onward, is similar to how other refineries work, says the vice-president of the Canadian Fuels Association. “As an example in Edmonton, there are three refineries there and each of them is connected to pipelines that transport the product all the way to Vancouver or south to Calgary or east all the way to Winnipeg, but in all cases, those pipelines are owned independently of refineries and in each case it’s a little different [in terms of the ownership structure],” said Brian Ahearn.

In one such scenario, the pipeline owner charges a toll to the refinery for the amount of petroleum that’s shipped. Petroleum engineering professor Pedro Almao from the University of Calgary said the type of setup described in the Pacific Future Energy proposal is uncommon, though not unheard of for a coastal refinery. “Most commonly the refinery is built close to the port which is more optimal for consumables of the refinery and for disposal,” he said. The reaction to the refinery plan has been mixed in the Terrace community, with at least one potentially implicated First Nation saying it doesn’t like the way the refinery plan has rolled out so far. Kitsumkalum chief councillor Don Roberts says he’s unhappy with the way the Pacific Energy Future Corporation went about introducing the plan, that the company went public before he had a chance to respond to the project. Kitselas chief councillor Joe Bevan said consultation has bene good so far.

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KITIMAT - The community regulation on fireworks is perhaps in need of an overhaul. That’s the feeling after a presentation by community members to town council who feel that some adults in the community are using fireworks irresponsibly, and that the current rules on their use mean too wide a window to set them off. As it is fireworks can be set off three times a year, for about a week each time. For New Years, fireworks can be set off

from Christmas Eve until Jan. 2. On Canada Day they can be set off from June 22 to July 2. For Halloween they can be set off Oct. 24 to Nov. 1. Those are also the same windows where fireworks can be sold in the community. Phyllis Greg, along with her friend Elizabeth Stumpf, asked council for action following incidents where people were using fireworks near houses, and placing them on cars and front yards. “It’s becoming a big, big problem especially when they’re throwing them under

cars,” said Gregg. “I’ve always felt this community was a safe place. With this going on it’s not very safe at all.” She also has particular issue for her pets who are, naturally, scared quite a bit at the sound of fireworks being set off. Councillors have asked for the District of Kitimat staff come to them with a report on their options as far as regulating fireworks in the community. Chief Administrative Officer Warren Waycheshen said they’ll bring the issue to a future committee of the whole

meeting. The B.C. Municipal Code allows towns to place whatever restrictions they want on fireworks, even prohibiting them entirely, although that is not so far a suggestion from anyone. Mario Feldhoff offered up his own ideas as well. “I think the biggest issue can be addressed by reducing the permissible time which discharge of fireworks is allowed,” he said. “It would not be restrictive to reduce it to just the one night.” That, he said, would give better certainty to pet owners.

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Why is cauliflower so expensive in northwest B.C.? By Shannon Lough

“Until the local markets kick up and we start buying some local B.C. stuff, I think the prices will come down then, but until that point ... we’re paying the bad end of the stick.”


PRINCE RUPERT - Cauliflower lovers may shudder when watching the prices of their beloved vegetable soar to the costs akin to cuts of meat. No, cauliflower isn’t the new kobe beef of vegetables but there are two significant reasons as to why its price tag has risen to new heights. The produce manager at Overwaitea Prince Rupert, Mark Bryant, blames the fluctuating Canadian dollar. “We’re importing everything at the moment with the soft Canadian dollar. Our markets haven’t changed at all but our costs have. It has to do with the world market unfortunately, at this time,” Bryant said. Canada imports 80 per cent of its produce and it’s sold at a higher per cent during the winter months, according to David Wilkes, the senior vice president of government relations and grocery division from the Retail Council of Canada. The produce industry trades in U.S. dollars. Regardless if a piece of fruit or vegetable comes from Mexico or New Zealand the product is still paid for in U.S. dollars. To make matters worse, growing conditions in California, Mexico and Guatemala have faced some weather-related issues and production is down. In California it’s the cauliflower that is suffering, in Mexico it’s the hot house tomato and in Guatemala it’s the melon crop. “These are all more temporal in nature but it has a very severe impact because it reduces the supply, which on top of the decline in the value of the Canadian dollar creates two situations or two factors that are leading prices to increase,” Wilkes said. At Overwaitea, Bryant said that at this time of year prices start to go up, and with the short supply of these products and the low dollar his department

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Discussion sparked on fireworks By Cameron Orr THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR

KITIMAT - The community regulation on fireworks is perhaps in need of an overhaul. That’s the feeling after a presentation by community members to town council who feel that some adults in the community are using fireworks irresponsibly, and that the current rules on their use mean too wide a window is permitted to set them off. As it is fireworks can be set off three times a year, for about a week each time. For New Years, fireworks can be set off for a much longer period of time from Christmas Eve until January 2. On Canada Day they can be set off from June 22 to July 2. For Halloween they can be set off Octo-

ber 24 to November 1 each year. Those are also the same windows where fireworks can be sold in the community. Phyllis Greg, along with her friend Elizabeth Stumpf, asked council for action following incidents where people were using fireworks near houses, and placing them on cars and resident’s front yards. “It’s becoming a big, big problem especially when they’re throwing them under cars,” said Gregg. She also has particular issue for her pets who are, naturally, scared quite a bit at the sound of fireworks being set off. “I’ve always felt this community was a safe place. With this going on it’s not very safe at all.” Councillors have asked for the District of Kitimat staff to come to them with

Scammers claiming to be Immigration Canada By Cameron Orr THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR

KITIMAT - The Kitimat RCMP handled 57 calls for service between January 3 and 9. Among those were two complaints of mischief, two of thefts under $5,000, two break and enters, one of arson, and four involving drugs or alcohol. The Kitimat RCMP say the break and enter files were both concluded to be unfounded as there were no indications of damage or loss of property. The police say it’s a good chance to remind the public to keep their homes locked and make sure all keys are accounted for before leaving home. Meanwhile the RCMP say they have also been dealing with another telephone scam. This time the callers are claiming to be from Immigration Canada and are asking for large amounts of money for paperwork claims or the person

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Floor hockey tends a rich tradition By Jackie Lieuwen THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR

TERRACE - Kitsumkalum floor hockey has engaged youth and adults for more than 30 years and has a rich history that picks up with its own original four. Now played Wednesdays and Sundays, the drop-in Kitsumkalum ball hockey is for anyone who has a stick and cares to come out. “It’s just fun to be with the guys and a great workout,” said Shane Gillis, who has played for the last six years at the Kitsumkalum Hall. Kurtis Spalding grew up in Kitsumkalum and has been playing for 22 years, since before the hall was built and they played on the gravel parking lot. “My whole family, we all grew up playing hockey… family inspired us,” he said. Spalding is a cousin to the family who has run the program for the last 30 years, and the history reaches back to 1978. Dwayne Horner said it all started in his driveway in Kitsumkalum, where he and his brother Vernon used plywood markers for their net and just started playing. “We used to play quite religiously down here: we’d all go to work, and then go home and then meet up an hour after work and play for hours on end,” said

Dwayne. A few years later, Rodney and Will Bolan and their family moved to the neighbourhood and the boys joined the driveway pick-up games every week. Ball hockey grew from there, with more people coming out to play and the game moving first to the street and then to the Kitsumkalum parking lot. “It was great. It was fun having all the buddies around, playing hockey, laughing and joking. Sometimes it got serious, but it all stayed on the floor,” he said of the competition. A group of the street hockey players formed the Kitsumkalum Killers in the early-90s to compete in ball hockey tournaments in Thornhill, Williams Lake, Kitwanga, and Hazelton for a few years. They even won the Williams Lake tournament one year. But the drop-in hockey always stayed consistent at the Kitsumkalum Hall, engaging anyone in town with an interest to come out and play. “It’s had a pretty big following,” said Jeremy Harris of the hockey program. “A lot of players in Terrace have been down and played hockey in the hall.” Vernon Horner said a big reason he kept it up was to teach his children: “We wanted to play hockey with our kids - with our sons and cousins and nephews,” he said.

Vernon and Dwayne came early for several years to run drills and teach the children basic passing and shooting skills. “It was lots of fun playing with the kids and everything. Teaching them how to play and how to get along with each other while we are playing,” said Vernon. “It’s good to kill some time and get exercise.” Dwayne agreed, saying he feels it is a great program to have. “I think it’s very important for kids to have recreational activities to keep them in good health and keep them out of trouble,” he said. In 1996 when the Kitsumkalum Hall was completed, ball hockey moved inside and Vernon says the numbers of people who dropped in spiked to 20-30 people most weeks. Those who come throw their sticks into a pile, which someone sorts into halves to determine the teams. Vernon’s son Aaron Horner took over running the program in 2012 and says it continues to be a great activity to keep youth busy, healthy, and out of trouble. Aaron said with the expenses of ice hockey, it is great to have this available for the community, and to have the Kitsumkalum band provide funds towards the gear and give the space. “We’re pretty fortunate to have the hall,” he said.

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KITIMAT - Bryan Hildebrandt shoots a rock in the men’s Aluminum City Bonspiel, which ran Jan. 22 to 24 along with the ladies’ Snowflake. Men’s winners were John Kennedy Rink (Terrace), Jordan Johnson Rink (Terrace), Greg Morgan Rink (Kitimat), and Darren Whyte Rink (Kitimat). Ladies winners were all from Kitimat: Carrie Brousseau Rink, Barb Thomas Rink, Jordyn Zanella, and Karina Dziuba. There were 84 curlers: 13 men’s and 8 ladies’ teams.

Peewee tournament a win-win, fun for everybody By William Gye THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR


Peewee house teams, Safeway and Storey’s Excavating, battle it out on the ice at the Prince Rupert Minor Hockey tournament last Saturday and Sunday.

PRINCE RUPERT - 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 out-

done 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.

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Urgency required by City of Prince Rupert: SD52 board By Kevin Campbell



PRINCE RUPERT - The Prince Rupert School District (SD52) board of education would like results a little quicker from the City of Prince Rupert on a couple fronts. At the board’s last meeting on Jan. 12, staff were instructed to send two notices out to see what the delay is in both finding a chief election officer, as well as completing the rezoning of the Kanata School property, which is proposed to be purchased by property developer, the Bryton Group. After trustee Judy Carlick-Pearson advised the board that she would be resigning in November, SD52 needs to find her replacement, and they only have so much time to do so. “When a resignation ... has been accepted, you have 30 days to appoint a chief election officer, and it says in the School Act, that the municipality must run the by-election,” said SD52 board of education chair Tina Last. “There’s been bumps in the road to get the process going. We’re well past 60 days since the resignation came on Nov. 10 ... and [the board was wondering] if there are any ramifications for us taking longer than that.” The City of Prince

Rupert last placed an ad looking for a chief election officer on Dec. 23 and at the City’s last council meeting on Monday, it was revealed that a tender was awarded to Joe Zelwietro for the position and council was scheduled to hold a special meeting on Wednesday to adopt the hiring and a chief electoral officer and deputy will be appointed by council on Feb. 9. A lack of bandwidth was cited for the delay by City corporate administrator Rory Mandryk. Another letter was sent to the City by SD52 requesting an update on the rezoning process of the Kanata School property – the sale of which to the Bryton Group was approved by the board of education in June 2015. “The process is concerning us just because of how long it’s taking,” Last said. “We’re not really sure what the hurdle is in preventing that rezoning from happening and our concern, from the board’s perspective, is the longer this is delayed, are we risking the Bryton Group walking away from wanting to purchase the property? You don’t have people walking up to your door wanting to buy school property very often, so clearly we’re invested in this going through, just because we’d like to get Kanata off our books.

[The project] is a multifamily dwelling. That’s a great thing from the community’s perspective.” In December, city council requested more information from the Bryton Group as to the developer’s intentions with respect to tree-cutting, a playground on the lot, a potential park and more. City staff and the developer were scheduled to meet by Dec. 18 to get more clarification

from the developer on those points. A public hearing for the rezoning from Public Facilities Zone (P1) to Multiple Family Residential Zone (Rm3) for Kanata was scheduled to occur on Jan. 11 until that date was tabled by council on Dec. 7 for after the talks to occur. New curriculum input On Jan. 18, the school district hosted a public meeting at Charles Hays Secondary to gath-

er feedback from parents and similar stakeholders to identify a proper curriculum for both Grades K-9 and 10-12. The info gathered will help create the Framework for Enhancing Student Learning document. “[There was] a lot of concern from parents about what the new curriculum will mean for secondary students ... We couldn’t really answer a lot of their concerns [over exams and

applying to post-secondary school], but the unique part of this is post-secondary’s involved in the discussion, which hasn’t always been the case,” said Last. The curriculum is proposed to be updated from a decades-old tradition of focusing on a singular type of learning which blankets all students. Last and others have found this approach to be ineffective. “There’s so many dif-

ferent types of learning and [the curriculum] wasn’t effective ... it didn’t always reach everyone,” she said, adding that post-secondary and trades were becoming a more common path. A budget shortfall has also forced the district to review options for possible cuts for 2016-17, including transportation. The district has used up its surplus for this budget year.

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KITIMAT - It may be strange to say this in Kitimat, but thankfully we actually have snow this year. At least the organizers behind the Kitimat Rail Jam are certainly pleased the white stuff is on the ground. Last year the Rail Jam had to be cancelled due to lack of snow but organizers are pushing ahead to run the event this

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Robert Cooper in 1995. Chester Moore from Gingolx in the Nass Valley was named in 2014, former Prince Rupert mayor Peter Lester in 1994 and Haisla chief councillor Ellis Ross in 2014. “Like always, it seems like the north gets overlooked with things,” said Bujtas in calling out to people in the community to submit their nominations.


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Bootleggers targeted in Nass Valley By Josh Massey THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR

NASS VALLEY - Lisims/Nass Valley RCMP officers continue efforts to contain the illegal sale of alcohol in the valley, and have made three liquor seizures in several months, with one resulting in a person scheduled to make a court appearance. The latest seizure involved police confiscating 16 bottles of hard liquor from a vehicle officers stopped on Hwy113, the only route into the Nass Valley from Terrace. “One of the primary focuses of the detachment is gathering intelligence and seizing liquor and charging people with illegal sales of alcohol,” said Sgt. Jim Fenske, who is in charge of the Lisims/ Nass Valley RCMP detachment. “The biggest thing we have is unlawful sales, which is people going to Terrace, buying bulk and coming up here and selling it.” “We have charged one who is

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Pacific Cornerstone Baptist Church Sunday Service at 11:00 am Grace Alone, Faith Alone In Christ Alone

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Pastor Clint Magnus • ph. 250-632-6962 TERRACE KITIMAT 3226 Kalum St. 1474 Nalabila Blvd.

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 840 Columbia Ave. – Ph. 250-632-6014 Email: Rev. Tim Coleman

Sunday, January 31 Coffee/tea available

Bible Connections and Sunday School at 10:00 am Worship at 11:00 am John 10:1-21 • “I am the Good Shepherdâ€?

Christ Church Anglican 1220 Kingfisher Ave. • Ph. 250-632-7812

All are Welcome

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Sunday, January 31 at 1:00 pm Eucharist with Fr. Ernest Buchanan No matter how impersonal the world may seem, Jesus loves each of us as if we were His only child.

FIRST UNITED CHURCH 1180 Kingfisher Ave. • Ph. 250-632-7149 Email:

Rev. Dr. Dona Lethbridge

Sunday, January 31 at 11:00 am

The Harvest THE HARVEST MINISTRIES CANADA Ph. 250-632-5501 email:

Saturday Night Service January 30 at 7pm View live webstreaming of Saturday Service at:

Presbyterian Church Lahakas and Nalabila Ph. 250-632-2044 or 250-639-6464

Sunday, January 31 Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany 10:30 am Morning Worship Service Worship Leader: Andrew McIntosh “Let us praise the Lord together.�

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Ilda da Costa Tavares Miranda February 8, 1924 to January 6, 2016

Mom, Vavo, GG passed away peacefully with her family by her side after a brief illness. She is survived by her daughters Maria (Jim), Natalie (Dieter), Margaret (Kelly), Betty (Rob); grandchildren Jason, Corrine, Sean, Joshua, Kara, Stephanie, Dustin, Kyle, Kaitlyn and their spouses; greatgrandchildren Mikayla, Isla, Claire, Robert, Caroline, Rowen, Julia, Elowen and Madison. Fondly remembered for her dedication to God, the church and her family, for her great sense of humour and her incredible love for life. Our mother will forever be remembered affectionately as Momma Miranda by her many friends and church family. The Miranda family would like to thank Dr. Van Schalkwyk, Dr. Kay and the nursing staff at Kitimat General Hospital for their support and compassion to Ilda and our family. We would also like to thank Father Babji, Father MacDonald, Father Pier, Father Rectorino, Father Dominic, Sister Maria and the Catholic Woman’s League of Christ the King Parish as well as everyone’s prayers, kind words and acts of kindness through this difficult time. Ilda joins her husband Jose and her son Jose Luis who have been called into God’s loving embrace.

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1760 Nalabila Boulevard Ph 250-632-2215 • Father Babji Merugu, SAC Saturday, Jan. 30 7:30 pm Celebration of the Eucharist

Sunday, Jan. 31 10:00 am Celebration of the Eucharist

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time “The Lord sent me to bring the good news to the poor, to proclaim release to the captives.� Luke 4:18-19

World Day of Prayer for the Sick and the Elderly Thursday, February 11 Mass at 11 am in the church hall followed by a light lunch All are welcome!


Sunday Worship 10:30 am Tuesday Bible Study 6:30 pm 1405 Cormorant Ave. • 250-632-1146 Everyone Welcome

Kitimat Pentecostal Fellowship Pastor Mickeal Hoffman 1340 Kingfisher Avenue, Kitimat Church Ph. 250-632-5623

Sunday, January 31 at 10:30 am Morning Worship Service and Children’s Church Wednesday Evenings at 7:30 pm - Bible Studies ALL ARE WELCOME

For information on placing a church listing, please call 250-632-6144, or email:

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Council of the Gitga’at First Nation will be hosting “Registered Gitga’at Members” only meetings on the following date: Date: Friday, January 29th, 2016 Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Place: Highliner Hotel, Prince Rupert

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Agenda: Discussion on the results of the January 13th, 2016 B.C. Supreme court ruling that the province “has breached the honour of the Crown by failing to consult” with the Gitga’at on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to confidentiality the meeting is a closed event and only open to registered Gitga’at Members.

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Dunoon is looking for qualified TCPs who are looking to grow into a career of Road Maintenance. We will provide you with an opportunity for growth in these areas. Dunoon offers individuals competitive wages and benefits. If this sounds like the opportunity you are seeking, email your resume to : or drop off to 5720 Highway 16, Terrace, B.C.

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DISTRICT OF KITIMAT (Contract Position)

COMMUNITY GRANT WRITER Under the supervision of the Director of Leisure Services the Grant Writer will research and write applications for potential grant or low interest loan opportunities related to existing or future projects, services or purchase of assets for the District of Kitimat, community groups and non-profit organizations in Kitimat. The successful applicant will have previous grant writing experience, knowledge/ experience in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and Outlook. They will be able to demonstrate time management skills, work on multiple projects at one time and the ability to work with deadlines. Good communication skills are a must as the candidate will have to work with a variety of Municipal departments, community groups and non-profit organizations. The successful candidate must have a minimum of a class 5 drivers’ licence.

Kyahwood Forest Products is a Finger Joint mill located in Moricetown, 30 km West of Smithers BC. This entity is wholly owned by the Moricetown Band. The ideal candidate will hold an Interprovincial Red Seal ticket and have two years of experience. Knowledge in the operation of an optimizer and finger jointing machine is an asset. Apprentices in the latter stages of their apprenticeship are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will bring good troubleshooting and problem solving skills to ensure the continuous operation and efficiency of the machinery, good communication and interpersonal skills as well as a working knowledge of digital and computer systems. Welding, machining and electrical experience would also be an asset. This position will be compensated with a competitive wage and benefit package that includes medical, dental and pension plan. Apply in confidence: Fax – 250-847-2763 Email: Deadline for applications: February 15, 2016 No phone calls please!

This contract position will pay $25.00 per contact hour.

Philip Malnis, Regional Manager, First Canada ULC, 780 Lahakas Blvd., Kitimat, BC V8C 1T9. Fax: 250-632-2154. E-mail:

2-3 years’ office experience is preferred. Our Terrace office specializes in service to local clients as well as major projects. We take pride in our strong sense of community and highly productive office culture and are looking for someone enthusiastic to join our team. Physical Activity

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Embracing Hopes, Inspiring Possibilities, Leading Change At TCS we are constantly evolving to be in the forefront of service to individuals, families and communities. Fundamental to our purpose is the selection and support of committed staff members. We are seeking a skilled, experienced and self-directed individual for a management position to assist in the development and monitoring of home sharing for individuals with developmental disabilities. Duties include: • Developing community activities and opportunities to enhance the inclusion and acceptance of individuals with developmental disabilities; • Participating in an individualized planning process for individuals; and • Participating in the development, selection and monitoring of a home sharing network involving the matching of individuals with family homes, as required.

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Must be a licensed Commercial Transport or Heavy Duty Mechanic and have a valid BC CVIP Inspector certification, with air brakes endorsement. Must also possess a valid BC driver's licence with air. Interested candidates should submit their resumes to:

The ideal candidate will: • Possess strong diagnostic and problem solving skills. • Be available to work shifts from Monday to Saturday. • Have a valid British Columbia driver's license.

Applicants must demonstrate extensive experience as a Community Service Worker in a residential and/or community setting. Supervisory experience, mediation and advocacy skills are an asset. You must have sincere commitment to providing quality services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Community information can be obtained from our website at We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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We are looking for an experienced Mechanic to join the Certified Service team at MacCarthy Motors Prince Rupert. Your duties will include but are not limited to the following: • General maintenance and repairs such as; oil changes, lubrications, brake repairs, rear-ends, clutches, hydraulic systems, electrical problems, and tune-ups. • Performing work as outlined on repair order with efficiency and accuracy. • Examining the vehicle to determine if additional safety or service work is required. • Diagnosing mechanical & electrical problems. • Test drive vehicles, and test components and systems. • Contributing to maintaining a clean shop.

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Submit detailed resume, including references, by February 15th, 2016 to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H7, Phone (250) 632-8900, Fax (250) 632-4995, or e-mail

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Community Health Licensed Practical Nurse Kitselas First Nations is looking for a highly motivated full time Licensed Practical Nurse to join their Health Team. The objective is to deliver and support hands on Community Health and Home Care Nursing Services to Kitselas community members. QUALIFICATIONS • Registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC • Current CPR • Up to date immunizations/TB Screening • Experience in First Nations Health Care Services preferred) SPECIFIC SKILLS OR TRAINING • Knowledge of Social Determinants of Health and effects. • Excellent assessment, documentation and referral skills. • Knowledge of working with clients facing multiple barriers to health and well-being. • Working knowledge of scope of practice, clinical guidance and direction. OTHER 1) Able to recognize and seek support in potential practice conflicts. 2) Excellent oral and written communication skills. 3) Willing to gain additional certification, education and skills as required. 4) Vulnerable Sector Check – Criminal Records Check mandatory. 5) Reliable transportation and Class 5 Driver’s License. SALARY A competitive salary and benefits package is offered. Further information can be obtained at Interested applicants should apply at their earliest convenience with a resume and cover letter to the attention of the Finance Clerk. Please reference “COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - LPNâ€? and indicate clearly in your cover letter how your experience and qualifications meet the requirements of the position. Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Please submit Resume with Cover Letter and names of Previous Supervisors for reference to: Ginger Fuller 2225 Gitaus Terrace, BC V8G 0A9 Tel: 250-635-5084 Fax: 250-635-5335 SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 92 (NISGA’A)


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The award winning Black Press newspaper, the Kitimat Northern Sentinel has a new opening for a full time


Kitimat BC - a small community of approximately 9,000 is nestled at the head of the scenic Douglas Channel. The community has a strong industrial base with an operating aluminum smelter and is buzzing with excitement over the prospect of a booming liquefied natural gas industry. The community is extremely well serviced with leisure facilities, with access to nature providing no shortage of outdoor exploration. This position is ideal for a hard working, self-starting individual who wants a hand in the entire process of news production. Working in a tight-knit office, the successful candidate will use their strong writing, sharp photography, and capable page design skills to produce the weekly Northern Sentinel. They will also have a hand in producing the weekend Northern Connector advertiser, provide content for the monthly N2K Industrial News Magazine, and other off-sets published by the Northern Sentinel. Key qualifications include: - A strong work ethic, self motivated, keen reporter and investigating skills - Experience with Adobe Indesign and Photoshop on Mac platform - Ability to work independently to produce high quality content - A valid driver’s licence with a reliable vehicle - Journalism background preferred This is a full time, 40 hr/week, position. Due to the nature of the position, some flexibility is required. Black Press offers a comprehensive benefits package. To be considered for this position, please send cover letter, resume and work samples, complete with at least three work related references, to: Louisa Genzale, Publisher Kitimat Northern Sentinel, 626 Enterprise Avenue, Kitimat, BC V8C 2E4 or by e-mail: We thank you in advance for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.




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About the Organization As part of the BC Public School System, School District No 92 (Nisga’a) delivers education to four Communities; Nisga’a Elementary Secondary located in Gitlaxt’aamiks community, Gitwinksihlkw Elementary located in Gitwinksihlkw Community, Alvin A. McKay Middle School located in Laxgalts’ap Community and Nathan Barton Elementary located in Gingolx Community. About the Location Gitlaxt’aamiks, formerly known as New Aiyansh, is the Nisga’a Village in the heart of the Nass River Valley in British Columbia, Canada. As one of four Nisga’a Villages, it is considered the “Capital of the Nisga’a Nation.â€? Position Description: Employees in this classiÂżcation provide assistance to users and administrators of district technology resources, with a focus on computer programing. Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Information, you will be required to create interfaces to help streamline internal computer operations, and where possible, automate tasks and simplify end user experience. You will create programs and databases to manage district equipment such as laptops, access control systems and phone systems. You will be expected to provide web based tools to manage and monitor district technology, and update existing programs and troubleshoot errors as needed. The Help Desk Technician Programmer is required to help other technology district staff as needed and with analyzing, categorizing and making decisions on support issues. Duties: • Evaluate and troubleshoot existing district-developed computer programs. • Develop applications and backend databases using various programming and scripting languages and follow implementation schedules. • Write documentation for developed systems according to industry standard. • Train and give assistance to District staff on developed applications. • Keep informed of industry trends and applicable technologies and recommend programming changes and application updates. • Assist IT staff in other tasks such as district staff computer assistance, imaging and deployment of technology. • On site visits as needed to assist with technology. • Maintain the conÂżdentiality of sensitive information seen or heard. • Other related duties as requested. Other TuaOiĂ€cations incOuGe: • Experience in Web Design / Development • CertiÂżcation as an Apple Support Professional, A and N certiÂżcate or equivalent • Experience supporting LAN, PC, and VoIP environments and proven ability to manage day-to-day technology operations • A thorough understanding of networking and security fundamentals in a Windows and Linux environment • Knowledge of multiple technologies including Windows servers and operating systems, Wireless infrastructure, Mac OS X, SAN technologies, WAN, LAN and Wi-Fi • Knowledge of PHP, Perl, and C development code, personal computers and personal computer software • Knowledge of SQL database programming and database administration • General knowledge of equipment capabilities, computer systems development and analysis AppOications ZiOO be accepteG untiO :pP )ebruar\   POease IorZarG resuPe anG creGentiaOs Zith reIerence contact inIorPation to: +uPan Resources DepartPent 6chooO District No  Nisga¡a %o[  NeZ Ai\ansh %& 9- A huPanresources#nisgaabcca

Employment Opportunity – Terrace BC North Peace Savings and Credit Union Business Account Manager The Business Solutions team builds rewarding relationships with neighborhood/community business leaders and members to proYide comprehensiYe ˉnancial serYices to address and e[ceed the business and business needs oI members and prospects $ dedicated comprehensiYe and holistic approach proYides ˉnancial and industry e[pertise creatiYe ideas and solutions to enhance member Yalue Business Solutions proYides comprehensiYe ˉnancial serYices to deal with every member’s business requirements. :orNing Irom their home based oIˉce the Business $ccount 0anager is accountable Ior the attraction development and overall management oI a new portIolio oI business accounts in Terrace B& and surrounding area that e[hibit a high degree oI comple[ity and value to 1orth 3eace Savings and &redit 8nion. The Iocus oI the position will be on developing the business through member relationship activities qualiIying and converting new members and prospects and retention oI e[isting business members. The ability to meet ˉnancial obMectives related to the proˉtable growth and retention oI a new and/or assigned portIolio is critical to success. The Business $ccount 0anager proactively develops longterm proˉtable relationships with members service partners and local marNets to optimi]e business opportunities and reIerrals. 8sing sound ˉnancial advice and the ability to eIIect Č&#x;winwin’ situations the Business $ccount 0anager assists members in attaining their ˉnancial aspirations. ,I you are a proven business developer with e[cellent sales service and marNeting sNills have an e[pert Nnowledge oI mortgage underwriting including proven e[pertise in mortgage ˉnancinge[cel in relationship building and negotiations and have the ability to worN independently with conˉdence we are interested in hearing Irom you. 3lease provide a cover letter and rÂŤsumÂŤ in conˉdence to Olivia Young, Human Resources Specialist North Peace Savings and Credit Union 10344-100th St., Fort St. John, BC, V1J 3Z1 Fax: 250-787-9191 or E-mail: For a complete role description, visit: North Peace Savings thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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KITSELAS BAND COUNCIL Community Health Registered Nurse Kitselas First Nations is looking for a highly motivated part time Registered Nurse to join their Health Team. The objective is to deliver and support LPN and Care Aid in provision of hands on Community Health and Home Care Nursing Services to Kitselas community members. QUALIFICATIONS • Registration with the College of Registered Nurses of BC • Current CPR • Up to date immunizations/TB Screening • Experience with supervision of health staff an asset • Experience in First Nations Community Health Care Services preferred • BCCDC Immunization Certification (or willingness to obtain) SPECIFIC SKILLS OR TRAINING • Knowledge of Social Determinants of Health and effects. • Excellent assessment, documentation and problem solving skills. • Knowledge of working with clients facing multiple barriers to health and well-being. • Working knowledge of scope of practice, clinical guidance and direction. OTHER 1) Able to recognize and provide support/resources in potential practice conflicts. 2) Excellent oral and written communication skills. 3) Willing to gain additional certification, education and skills as required. 4) Vulnerable Sector Check – Criminal Records Check mandatory. 5) Reliable transportation and Class 5 Driver’s License. SALARY A competitive salary and benefits package is offered. Further information can be obtained at Interested applicants should apply at their earliest convenience with a resume and cover letter to the attention of the Finance Clerk. Please reference “COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE - RN” and indicate clearly in your cover letter how your experience and qualifications meet the requirements of the position Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED Please submit Resume with Cover Letter and names of Previous Supervisors for reference to: Ginger Fuller 2225 Gitaus Terrace, BC V8G 0A9 Tel: 250-635-5084 Fax: 250-635-5335





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COORDINATOR, Ksan Residence and Shelter Ksan Society is looking for an energetic, innovative, and compassionate leader for the Ksan Residence and Shelter. The successful candidate ensures the day to day operations for the Shelter program, Extreme Weather Shelter, and Support Recovery. The Shelter Coordinator works closely with the management team to deliver the vision and mission of Ksan Society within their designated program areas and ensures that the goals and objectives of the organization are met. They have the ability to work independently and as a team member, and provide ongoing support to staff and clients. They are able to resolve and effectively manage stressful and emergent /crisis situations, and has the flexibility to meet ongoing program requirements, including participation at meetings, conferences, and other relevant events. They must possess well-developed planning, organizing, and administrative skills. The coordinator reports to the Director of Housing at Ksan Society.

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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@ Or fax: 250-717-7538 Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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The City of Prince Rupert is currently looking for on volunteer directors interested in serving on the following boards:

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Performing Arts Centre Society (1 opening) Airport Society (4 openings) Board of Variance (3 openings)

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If you are interested in helping shape the future of our community, please submit a letter of interest by February 29th, 2016. Please include a written description of your skills and experiences that are relevant to the position you are applying for. For more information on the committee, their work, duties, meeting times and other responsibilities, please contact: Corporate dministration ƥce 2nd Floor, City Hall 424 - 3rd Avenue West Ph: 627.0934 Email:

Hobbies & Crafts YARN FOR SALE Lots of acrylic, ribbon, lace, baby yarn and 100% pure wool. Please call Rosa after 6 p.m. 250-624-4787

Misc. for Sale 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. REFORESTATION NURSERY Seedlings of hardy trees, shrubs, and berries for shelterbelts or landscaping. Spruce and Pine from $0.99/ tree. Free shipping. Replacement guarantee. 1-866-8733846 or



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Classifieds Get Results! 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

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

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



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Real Estate $254,900 - newly renovated 5 bedroom, 1 den, 2 full bath home located in southside Terrace near major boxstores. Natural gas and electric heat, comes with all appliances. 250-635-5276


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.

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PR: 2 bdrm water view apt. W/D, F/S included. $1,000 per month. References required. No pets. Call 250-624-5955 or 250-600-2334

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

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

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

Modular Homes 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


CHARMING Lakelse Lake waterfront home, large lawn spiral staircase to a loft bdrm, open floor plan wood & heated tile floors, very clean, suitable for professional/single/couple $1600/mo., ref’s req’d. 250-635-2346

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The Northern Connector

Friday, January 29, 2016

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.



JAN. 30 – Have a Blast: Learn Through Play is a free family event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Cassie Hall School to celebrate Family Literacy Day. Fun, educational displays, activities, entertainment, free soup and fried bread. Highlighting the importance of literacy for families and demonstrating ways to encourage literacy through playing together. For more, contact 250-638-1863 or terrace.cloc@ FEB. 2 – Tinkering Tuesday is back for ages 8-11 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Terrace Public Library. Squishy Circuits electric play dough circuit design made fun, come play with electronics. Free program with limited spaces. Register today in person or by phone 250-638-8177 at the library. FEB. 5 – Diabetes Awareness Workshop is 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at 3313 Kalum St., Kermode Friendship Society’s main building beside Copperside Foods. A day of knowledge with elders and local health professionals. Learn about culturally appropriate food and activities. Lunch provided and a traditional foods cookbook is gifted. FEB. 6 – Songs for Peace is a fundraiser with proceeds going to the Terrace Sponsors Syrian Refugee Families group at Terrace Little Theatre. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7 p.m. Including the talents of Jim Ljungh, Denis Gagne, Tony, Jullian Harmel, Dhillon Belanger, Ann Hill, Reg and Sonja Bruneau and other talented musicians. FEB. 6 – Pancake Breakfast is from 8-11 a.m.

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at the Happy Gang Centre. There is a cost for the meal. ONGOING START BRAINSTORMING for the Skeena-Nass Centre for Innovation in Resource Economics (SNCIRE) 2016 Northwest Innovation Challenge in mid-May. Applicants submit their ideas for pre-judging in early spring then SNCIRE will choose approximately 12 finalists to compete at the final event in May. There’s $10,000 in prize money to be awarded. Everyone living in Northwest BC is invited to enter. Sponsorship opportunities still available! Applications and more details coming in February. In the meantime, go to to check out the 2014 and 2015 winners and their innovations.

KITIMAT 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 250-632-8985. Free refreshments! FEB. 3 – Agents of the Apocalypse: this 16week DVD Bible study on the Book of Revelation by Dr. David Jeremiah will be held every Wednesday evening beginning tonight 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Kitimat Pentecostal Fellowship, 1340 Kingfisher Ave. A riveting look at the key players of the end times the pastor and founder of Turning Point Ministries. He is the author of 40 books and a well-known Bible teacher on prophesies on the end times. Everyone is welcome!

FEB. 5 – The Kitimat Public Library invites children ages 4 and older to an archeology day. Let’s go back in time to dig for fossils, make pyramids, experiment with hieroglyphics and mummify body parts. The fun happens from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Space is limited so please register by coming in or calling 250632-8985. FEB. 8 – Celebrate Family Day at the Kitimat Public Library. The library will be open from 10-2 p.m. and will host two children’s programs: Mother Goose StoryTime will take place from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. targeted at preschooler aged children; and Leggo’ My Lego is for all ages and runs from 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Bring your own Lego or borrow ours. Lego participants and their parents/caregivers/friends are invited to a pizza party afterwards. To register for these programs, come in or call 250-632-8985.

FEB. 10 – Mid-week Lent Service begins tonight and will continue each following Wednesday until Easter. Starts at 6 p.m. with a light supper followed by a service at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Please contact 250-6326962 for more info. FEB. 29 – Christ the King Parish Bereavement Ministry Committee is sponsoring “Connecting Each Other with Hope,” a sixweek grief support group for adults grieving the death of a loved one. The sessions begin February 29, from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Catholic Church hall. Sessions open to everyone, no matter religious affiliation. To register or learn more, call Lidia at 250-632-6292, or Susana at the parish office at 250-632-2215.

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ONGOING AL-ANON MEETINGS: First Presbyterian Church, 233 4th Ave. E in basement. Tues. 8 pm. All welcome. Call 250-6274899. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Drug Problem? We Can Help Mondays 8 - 9 pm, 223 4th Ave East, Presbyterian Church (side door). 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 250624-9634 or email for more details. 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.

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This is our smelter

Our people are the heart of our modernization A new era in aluminium production is beginning in Kitimat. Smelter modernization will reposition BC Operations as one of the most sustainable and competitive primary metal aluminium producers in the world. The technology will revolutionize the way we work, dramatically reducing total emissions by nearly 50 per cent. Good news for all of us - our employees, their families and our community. But it’s not just about technical edge - our employees are the real competitive advantage.

This is Laure’s story After a brief stint working at our research centre in France, Laure Massadier transferred to our operations in the United Kingdom, where she heard about the plans to rebuild the Kitimat smelter, and in her words, “I wanted to come to Canada and be part this amazing project”. Four years ago Laure landed in Kitimat as the superintendent of Potrooms 1 & 2. When the modernization project was launched, Laure was quickly assigned to the team given the task of preparing Reduction employees to operate our new smelter. No small feat given the technology advancements over the original smelter that was 60 years old. Being part of that team has surely become one of the highlights of Laure’s career so far. “To bring a group of dedicated and experienced people together, and support their transition to a new smelter is a once in lifetime experience”, she says. “People came from around the world to help us do it right, and after six months of operations, we’ve already achieved some benchmark targets. More than two thirds of our new smelter has been started up and already we are producing some of the lowest carbon footprint, high purity aluminium in the world. And that’s a great performance to be proud of”, she adds with a sparkle in her eye. Although many innovations will debut with Kitimat’s smelter start-up, it’s employee know-how and how we work together through decades of aluminium production experience that have positioned BC Operations for success.

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January 29, 2016 edition of the Northern Connector

Northern Connector, January 29, 2016  

January 29, 2016 edition of the Northern Connector