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Drummers, dancers, dignitaries, players and fans packed the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre on Sunday to usher in the 57th edition of the All Native Basketball Tournament. See Page 12 for a photo essay by Northern View reporter Shannon Lough of the night’s festivities and check out our feature video at www.thenorthernview.com.

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School district faces $1 million shortfall BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The Prince Rupert School District (SD52) is facing budget challenges to a degree it hasn’t had to in years. A $1 million-plus shortfall is expected for the school district’s budget of 2016-17. In addition, the district has relied on a budgetary surplus to get through the past few years – a surplus that was pencilled in to be used up ($1,240,000) in 2015-16. “We’ve used up our surplus this budget year, so we won’t have a buffer going into the next year, which is where our problem will lie. So we’ll be looking at every area to see where we can trim and make things a little easier,” said board chair Tina Last. In his address to stakeholders in late January, district secretary treasurer Cam McIntyre detailed the components of the upcoming budget, explaining that the $1 million shortfall represents approximately four per cent of the overall budget – a cutting that the board hasn’t had to address in quite some time. “What’s happened in the last number of years [is] we have deferred making cuts, while we were going to use the surplus in the previous two school years, but there were strikes for significant parts for both years and the end result of the strikes was

we effectively didn’t spend as much money as we thought we would,” said McIntyre. Additionally, the district is losing funding protection, which was approximately $2 million this year, or eight per cent, money that many districts don’t have, explained McIntyre. The surplus built up because of this funding protection and the district hadn’t spent all of it over time. The total operating grant for the district will decline by 1.5 per cent or $369,000 “as a result of the funding protection formula”. The secretary treasurer stressed that more students and higher enrolment doesn’t necessarily mean more funding, but less funding protection. “While we’ve been richly blessed with many resources for many years, at the end of it all, the expectation is you would have a level of service comparable to other districts, but we currently have much richer services,” said McIntyre. Among the difficulties the district faces is forecasting the number of students that may arrive next September should one or more LNG projects go ahead. The middle school and high school currently have smaller class sizes compared to the provincial average, so there is room to add more students, but the elementary schools will be “more of a challenge”. Reserve

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staffing will be in place for September should the district find itself with more students than expected. Finding that four per cent to cut is made even more difficult by the fact that 87 per cent of funding is tied up in personnel salary, while 13 per cent is designated for everything else, such as supplies, utilities, insurance and student transportation. “We expect there will be quite a number of teachers retiring ... so it’s certainly likely that part of that will be addressed simply through attrition [and] you won’t replace all the teachers who retire,” said the secretary treasurer. But where cuts may be felt most is in student transportation, which only makes up 1.7 per cent of the budget. Currently SD52 runs two yellow buses every day, with french immersion students paying a user fee (approximately $200/year per child or

a discount for families), who live in a designated section and have a bus going through their area to Roosevelt Elementary. All other students, including special needs students, do not pay. SD52 is reviewing transportation options that would see the district either cancel the two buses (which would alleviate $130,000), charge a fee for all bus riders, or charge a fee for bus riders with a hardship provision to reduce or eliminate fees for families that have difficulty paying them. The district is hosting input for its budgetary analysis and will have more feedback at its March 10 public meeting. On Monday, the district will meet with partner groups to gather more input as well. Residents can have their voices heard through the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ NS322MK

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Shell delays final decision in Kitimat BY TODD HAMILTON KITIMAT / The Northern View

Royal Dutch Shell is delaying its final investment decision (FID) from the anticipated April 2016 timeline to December on the proposed LNG Canada terminal in Kitimat. In its 2015 fourth-quarter report, Royal Dutch Shell, a 50 per cent stakeholder in the project, stated that a final investment decision will now be made in late 2016, however, LNG Canada said the news is not startling and very much in keeping with their timeline. “Shell’s quarterly results ... included information that the LNG Canada project FID decision will occur right at the end of this year. This is not inconsistent with information LNG Canada has shared with the community,” Kirsten Walker, LNG Canada spokesperson, said in a prepared statement. “We have always stated that our joint venture participants plan to make a final investment decision in 2016. We are pleased, given the current oil and LNG prices, and turmoil in global energy markets that the joint venture participants in LNG Canada are still working toward a final investment

decision for the proposed facility late this year.” Backed by a consortium of Shell Canada, Korea Gas, Mitsubishi and PetroChina, the LNG Canada project is a key part of the B.C. government’s bid to enter the global LNG export market. Along with delays on the Petronas-led Pacific Northwest LNG proposed for Prince Rupert, the chances of a large LNG project being under construction by the 2017 provincial election have faded. Premier Christy Clark was attending an industrial development conference in Ottawa when the delay was revealed. As with other global energy companies, the glut of oil resulted in a 44 per cent drop in earnings for Shell compared to the same quarter last year. Clark, who rode the prospect of an LNG revenue bonanza to victory in the 2013 B.C. election, acknowledged that the delay is significant. “What I was pleased to see, though, is that Shell has reconfirmed its intention to make a final investment decision this year, even in these very uncertain times,” Clark said. -With files from Tom Fletcher in Victoria

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Inside Passage makes one-time voyage BY SHANNON LOUGH PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The Inside Passage, the big, yellow 72foot catamaran, made as special voyage to Metlakatla, Alaska for the All Native Basketball Tournament on Friday. It is the first time that West Coast Launch Ltd., chartered the vessel to Alaska and for people wanting to attend the tournament and it wasn’t an easy task. Debbie Davis co-ordinated the trip from Prince Rupert. “There were lots of loop holes between the Coast Guard, customs, Transport Canada and paperwork but it looks like we have all our ducks in a row,” Davis said. The Inside Passage can carry up to 96 passengers and so far 55 have been confirmed. The catamaran usually stays tied to the dock from November until the spring but the company decided to give this one-off trip a try. Davis didn’t travel on board with four of her employees, who had to stay the night in Ketchekan. They picked up the Taquan Chiefs basketball team, Vera James who is being inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, as well as 30 dancers and some spectators at 8 a.m. and arrived at the NorthLand dock for customs at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The Taquan Chiefs won the Intermediate championship last year and were invited to return to the tournament this year. They decided to charter the

ferry, when they discovered it was a potential option, because it would be better for them. The ferry that services Metlakatla, Alaska goes up for maintenance this time every year. People from the community would have the take the Alaskan ferry, but since the state has made cutbacks to the ferry schedules to deal with a budget deficit, the ferry only runs once a week. “We thought it’d be interesting to go up to Alaska and see how we could do these voyages and help out the community,” Davis said. “We’re not competing by any ways with the Alaska Ferry. The timing didn’t quite work. Some people are coming on the ferry and coming back with us.” The Inside Passage is returning to Metlakatla on Feb. 14 after the tournament ends and will carry a few extra passengers. Players and members of the community would have to stay an extra week in Prince Rupert in order to be at the tournament, which is an extra week of hotel fees and missing work or school. Gina Gray has been co-ordinating the people in the Metlakatla community from the U.S. side. Gray is also one of the dancers that performed at the opening ceremony. “We are completely honoured to have been asked to participate in this amazing event. We have planned, fundraised and practised tirelessly the last 12 months,” she said. The community raised some of the money by doing dances and performances for tourists in the summer season.

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February 10, 2016

In our opinion

ANBT will make you a hoops fan The All Native Basketball Tournament is upon Prince Rupert for the 57th time this week. The event has proven time and time again, that even if you don’t like basketball, there is enough culture, food, tradition, history and socializing to be jam-packed into the civic centre for seven days in February. And heck, while you’re there, you might even develop a fondness for the sport itself, with the unbelievably talented athletes, who have trained all year to be in the games and represent their village, showing off their stuff. The intense drama that emerged in last year’s finals in every division was evident through unique storylines (Bella Bella women’s first title, Metlakatla, AK intermediates upsetting favourite Skidegate and the Senior Saints winning their fourth straight). Come watch what the 2016 saga has in store this week.

Fletcher: Protesters fear peace in forests After 20 years of representing B.C. coastal First Nations to negotiate what U.S.-directed activists labeled the Great Bear Rainforest agreement, a weary Dallas Smith expressed his relief and frustration. At a ceremony to sign the final agreement in Vancouver last week, Smith, president of the Nanwakolas Council of remote Central Coast communities like Bella Bella, joked that he’s finally out of a job. Then he got serious. “My communities still aren’t better places to live yet,” he said. But the land use agreement with the province and forest companies over a vast coastal area up to the Alaska border means the years ahead will be better. He said when he started it was like being caught in a divorce between the B.C. forest industry and international environmental groups. Dutch-based Greenpeace, its California offshoot ForestEthics and others moved on from their Clayoquot Sound battle to the B.C. coast, looking to continue the blockades

against logging. family foundations with a larger “It’s the First Nations of anti-development agenda, the the Coast who stood up and land use plan remains under said ‘no, this is how it’s going to attack. work’,” Smith said. Among the many protest How it’s going to work is that outfits is Pacific Wild, which logging will continue on 550,000 has specialized in Great Bear hectares of coastal forest, with a Rainforest campaigns and greater share for First Nations, now needs a new enemy. Their and with 85 per cent of the credibility was demonstrated region preserved after a century recently when potty-mouthed Tom Fletcher of logging that began with U.S. pop star Miley Cyrus sailing ships. decided to speak out against Aside from a few diehards who are B.C.’s wolf kill. either paid to protest or can’t get past Typical of celebrities, Cyrus had issuing demands, B.C. aboriginal people no idea about the struggle to preserve have grown tired of being used as props in dwindling herds of mountain caribou. She global de-marketing campaigns directed barely knows where B.C. is, a fact made from San Francisco or Amsterdam. plain when Pacific Wild toured her around The protesters’ tactic of organizing the North Coast, far from the Kootenay customer boycotts that damage far-away and South Peace regions where the wolves economies might be good for international in question actually roam. fundraising, but it’s bad for poor people. Cyrus’s handlers spoon-fed video and Formally begun 10 years ago with $30 statements to urban media, who were so million from Ottawa, $30 million from anxious to exploit her global popularity B.C. and $60 million from a group of U.S. that they played down the fact she was at

the wrong end of the province spouting nonsense. After periodically attacking their own B.C. agreement as inadequate, Greenpeace and ForestEthics have moved on to what they call the “boreal forest,” which we like to call northern Canada. The same bully tactics with forest products customers and producers have been featured. This time, a Quebec company that signed an accord in 2010 is suing Greenpeace for “defamation, malicious falsehood and intentional interference in economic relations.” Aboriginal companies on the B.C. coast will continue to log, including areas of old-growth forest and secondary growth. They will continue to export logs as economics dictate. They will continue to harvest animals, including grizzly bears. And, I expect, they will continue to be subjected to attempts to supervise and direct them by members of urban society’s new religion, environmentalism. The leaders of this movement don’t like peace. It’s bad for their business.

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On the street

Which team are you cheering for to go all the way in the 2016 All Native Tournament?

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“Bella Bella!”

“Hartley Bay.”

“Hartley Bay.”

“Kitkatla Warriors.”

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The following is an opinion-editorial by Kitimat Northern Sentinel contributor Malcolm Baxter: Editor: Sometimes events leave me shaking my head in wonderment. The recent Salmon Nation Summit hosted by the Friends of Wild Salmon in Prince Rupert is a prime example. The headline grabber of this conference was the Lelu Island Declaration which stated: 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. Lelu Island is where Petronas wants to locate its proposed LNG plant which would include a pier that runs out into Flora Bank, a plan that has raised concerns about the negative impact of the project in salmon-rearing habitat on the bank and, by extension, salmon stocks the length of the Skeena River system. I am not going to get into the pros and cons of the proposal because that was not what caused my wonderment. Looking back, First Nations had for many years complained that they were not being consulted about development in their traditional territories. Successive court rulings have upheld that view with the result everyone should by now be clear that such consultation is a must when it comes to any action which could affect First Nations’ rights and title.

“So, we have the bewildering spectacle of one group of First Nations flagrantly ignoring the need to consult with another group of First Nations.” - Malcolm Baxter Yet that does not seem to be the case with the declaration. While a number of First Nations stretching from the coast to interior signed the document, elected chiefs of the Gitxaala, Metlakatla, Kitsumkalum, Kitselas and Gitgaat made it clear the declaration was made without their consultation or support. So we have the bewildering spectacle of one group of First Nations flagrantly ignoring the need to consult with another group of First Nations. Even more bewildering is that federal Skeena MP Nathan Cullen and provincial Skeena MLA Robin Austin signed this declaration without, to quote the dissenting five chiefs, “any prior consultation or involvement with Tsimshian communities.” All the more so, since the overwhelming majority of members of those First Nations voted for Cullen and Austin in the last federal/provincial elections. Malcolm Baxter

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Honeymoon nearing its end Editor: The bloom may be going off the rose just a little for the Liberal Party of Canada, and the honeymoon of goodwill toward The Chosen One may be showing signs of wearing a trifle thin. Really quite simple; many Canadians are just beginning to realize that if the multitude of campaign promises — to fix all that the voters found at fault during the last decade of Conservative Party government — are ever to kept, then the national debt may well become unmanageable, especially in light of the present global economic problems. Nothing lasts forever, but in politics a week is a long time, as beleaguered British Prime Minister Harold Wilson noted a half-century ago. There is one good thing going for the Liberals beginning this week, though; that’s the trial of

former CBC Golden Boy Jian Ghomeshi. All the nation’s media reporters and pundits will be covering the sordid events at the courthouse in Toronto, with scant attention being paid to anything else going on throughput our fair land. This is almost the equivalent of President Bill Clinton’s impeachment hearings in 1998, over him lying about his affair with the ruby-lipped and ample-hipped intern. What better time for the government in Ottawa to slip a few unpopular rules and regulations into the law books under the radar, so to speak. Nobody will be focused on what they are doing, the populace will be more interested in the Kardashianification of Kanada. Bernie Smith Parksville, B.C.

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Council tackling new liquor licence laws BY SHANNON LOUGH PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Effects from Bill 22, the Special Wine Store Licence Auction Act passed in the B.C. legislature in the spring of last year, are starting to make their way to the North Coast. Prince Rupert city council turned its attention to the Bill and its proposed changes to allow grocery stores 10,000 sq. ft. or larger to sell B.C. wine on their shelves and be exempt from the one-kilometre distance rule, which outlines that the grocery store should be at least one kilometre away from an existing liquor outlet. Save-On-Foods and Safeway are the two grocery stores in Prince Rupert to fall under this designation, should any of them bid on a licence for a ‘Store-within-a-Store’ model (one cart shopping experience with a separate liquor retailer on-site). Prince Rupert city planner Zeno Krekic stated in his report that if one of the existing grocery stores applies and gains the licence model without abiding to the distance rule, possible outcomes include the relocation of wine sales from one of the existing

“There might be layoffs [or] shutdowns. I think we’ve got enough outlets right now.” - Barry Cunningham

private liquor stores or government liquor stores, or a new licence for sale of wines on the shelves (sale of 100 per cent B.C. wines) for BC Wine Institute stores or independent wine stores. Only one municipality has adopted a bylaw to address the Bill, and that’s Kamloops, Krekic explained. Coun. Barry Cunningham voiced his concern over the possible negative impact that having grocery stores sell wine may have on employment in the region. “If Safeway and [Save-On-Foods] were to get licences to sell beer and wine ... they’re not going to be hiring any more staff. They will probably just have one aisle designated for liquor sales, whereas it’s going to impact six

or seven businesses in town right now that probably hire [between them] 40 or 50 people,” he said. “There might be layoffs [or] shutdowns. I think we’ve got enough outlets right now.” Councillors Wade Niesh and Joy Thorkelson agreed with Cunningham. Thorkelson noted that she’s never had trouble with any Rupert citizen having a problem finding alcohol, while Niesh stated that “current beer stores offer enough product and anyone can get what they want when they need it”. “I think that by supporting the local businesses, and keeping the local beer and wine stores functioning, and not losing to the big box store mentality, I think that’s what we should do to support our local businesses,” Niesh added. Council agreed to follow staff ’s recommendation to forward the item to be included in the upcoming updates of the Official Community Plan and zoning bylaws. Krekic also expressed a desire to congregate all retail establishments under one definition and as a single permitted use to allow for flexibility in Prince Rupert’s “boom and bust” economy.

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A champion for misguided youth BY SHANNON LOUGH PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

A group of youths clustered around a street corner may alarm some who pass by but to Vincent Sampare he just sees a bunch of sweet kids, who usually call out to greet him. On Sept. 11, 2001, the day that was a historic turning point for much of the world when two planes flew into the World Trade Centre marked the same day Sampare’s life changed forever. He was given the opportunity to make his mark in Prince Rupert by helping some of the misguided youths in the city. That day he was interviewed at the Friendship House to work for the planned youth program, he was hired on the spot and put to work right away. “My target is at-risk youth. I work with kids that might get into the judicial system,” Sampare said. Fifteen years later, he is now the youth inclusion program coordinator and works with kids from the ages of 13 to 16 years to set them on the right track to pursue a fulfilling life. “I like helping the kids out. It’s what makes this job all worth it.” Sampare grew up in Gitxsan territory but as a teenager, and in his twenties, he travelled to Prince Rupert in the to fish during the summer season. He used to stay in the Sunnyside Cannery and would sometimes go to school in Port Edward. The memory of bus rides from the cannery brings a smile to his face. “You just bounce around in there so it was pretty fun.” If the fishing was good, he would continue fishing into the fall and sometimes this would keep him from going to school. It wasn’t until he turned 30 that he realized the importance of education for himself and others. When the fishing industry was thriving he used to make a lot of money but as the resource depleted people began switching industries. Sampare wanted to get into teaching at the University of British Columbia but he missed the entry while out fall fishing. Instead, he went into business administration at the Northwest Community College. At college he expected to be the oldest student in classroom at 31 years but there was a whole wave of other people training for a second career. “It wasn’t too uncomfortable for me,” he said. He got the job working with youth straight out of college and has worked at the Friendship House ever since. The reason he moved to Rupert in the first place was because of his wife. “It was love at first sight,” he said with a softness in his voice. His wife, Diane, was a friend of the family when he was living in Gitxsan territory. When she came up to the village they met and started dating in 1993, and were married by 1995. “I always bug her saying that I had seen her as a child. I had a picture of us as toddlers sitting in a doorway. She

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Vincent Sampare (left) is the youth inclusion program coordinator for at-risk youths at the Friendship House.

“[I like] getting them out there walking and eventually they’ll start running [the trail]. I think that’s going to build their self-esteem.” - Vincent Sampare doesn’t believe me but I still believe it,” he said. Diane grew up in Prince Rupert and worked at the cannery until her arthritis got serious enough that she had to stop working. Even though the couple don’t have any children Sampare often surrounded by kids. He is also a social media butterfly. He does a lot of his outreach to youths through Facebook and he frequently tweets with #PrinceRupert. “I’m constantly blowing the horn for Prince Rupert. I don’t know why. I just love the place. If there’s something going on I just try to get the word out as much as I can,” he said.

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But he puts the phone away as soon as he gets home. He uses that time to be with his wife and catch up on DVRs. Something not many people do these days and phones are often left pinging on the dining table over supper. Although Sampare never became a teacher, his role at the Friendship House is close enough for him. The centre has seen as many as 450 youths in one month walk through the doors to use its services. He teaches the kids life skills and breaking them out of destructive habits. He also helps them discover how to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Right now he is taking a group of youths out to Butze Rapids two or three times a week to walk the 5km trail. “Getting them out there walking and eventually they’ll start running it. I think that’s going to build their self esteem,” Sampare said. When the weather is bad they do aqua-fit at the pool. Sampare’s gentle nature and positivism has helped him direct generations of at-risk youth find their way. “I just love seeing the adults having their own businesses, their own families now and they still remember me,” he said with a touch of deserved smugness.


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Sports In Brief Port donates $400 to Army Thanks to the Prince Rupert Rampage’s two goals in Game 1 of their first round series against the Terrace River Kings, the Port of Prince Rupert donated an additional $400 to the Salvation Army. Contributing $200 from each goal, the goals by the Rampage brought the total regular season and playoff contributions to $4,700 on the year from goals scored by the team.

CHSS gets honourable mention The Charles Hays senior boys’ basketball Rainmakers received ‘Honourable Mention’ status from the Vancouver Province last week, a dip from their previous season high of No. 5 in B.C. The Prince George Polars were the lone northern team to crack the Top-10, coming in at No. 10 and the Terrace Kermodes, formerly holding down the tenth and final spot, have dropped from the list.

Makers pound Smithers Charles Hays Junior Boys basketball team won both their games over the weekend. After dropping Smithers Secondary 56-47, the ‘Makers put up a dominant performance, winning 94-17. The team is now preparing for zone championships to be held in Smithers on Feb.19-20 and the possibility of a provincial berth at the BC Provincial Championships in Langley at the Langley Events Centre from Feb.26-Mar.1.

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The new portable court for the All Native Basketball Tournament was blessed during a ceremony held Sunday afternoon prior to the tournament’s opening ceremonies. The new court is very similar to the one currently being used by the NBA Charlotte Hornets.

Rampage playoff run hits the rocks BY WILLIAM GYE

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The inaugural ‘Feel the Love’ Squash Tournament is set to hit Prince Rupert on the Valentine’s Day weekend. Starting on Friday, Feb. 12 at 5 p.m. and lasting until early Sunday afternoon, the tournament will attract a number of out-of-town players. On Saturday, Feb. 13, the ‘Comical Skill Challenge’ will be held where novice players go head-to-head against the more seasoned squash athletes. Information on registration for the event can be found by emailing: feel_the_love_ squash@icloud.com or visiting the Facebook group: Friends of PR Squash. Deadline for registration is Feb. 10.

The Rupert Rampage season came to an abrupt end on Saturday losing 7-2 to the Terrace River Kings. The loss eliminates the Rampage from the CIHL playoffs bowing out in two straight in the best-of-three West Division semi-final. “Obviously last night wasn’t the result we were looking for,” Rampage’s Ron German said. “We, as always, came out to a great start, scored the first goal, played a good solid first 20 minutes ... but a bit of confusion with the officiating, maybe set us off a bit.” For anyone, who has watched Rampage games this year, this won’t come as too much of a surprise. “We came out in the second period, flat as flat as flat can be. Against Terrace you can’t be flat, they are solid,”

German said. “They were able to fill the net on our mistakes, every mistake we made, the puck ended up in our net. We came back out, regrouped and had a decent third period, up 1-0 in the first, blown out in the second, and a 1-1 tie in the third, obviously you need to play 60 minutes to beat those guys.” Despite the loss, German said the season left a lot of room for optimism. “Our team has come a long way from last year, we are rebuilding and all we can hope for is a good return of our core players. Overall, the whole feeling in the dressing room was that we’ve come a long way in a year. I’d imagine 90 per cent of the players will return to this team next year.” While the product on the ice has improved, German said he took a lot of pride in the club’s off-ice commitments. See RAMPAGE on Page 14

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2016 All Native Basketball Tournament

OPENING CEREMONIES

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A12 • Northern View • February 10, 2016

2016 All Native Basketball Tournament

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2016 All Native Basketball Tournament

OPENING CEREMONIES

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Rampage look to build on successful year RAMPAGE from Page 11

“We had a great group of guys this year. They are hardworking and committed to the team and the community. All of our involvement with community events such as, Reading with the Rampage, the Salvation Amy and the Port, the guys like it. The kids look up to them,” German said. “Yesterday, when we pulled up into Terrace, the Novice boys from Rupert were sitting in the stands watching. Little things like this will go a long way for our team in the future. At the end of the day we are 100 per cent a community-based team, there’s no ownership. If we don’t stay involved in that we will lose our sponsorships and support. About 85 per cent the guys on the team grew up here in Prince Rupert. The other guys that are playing are residents that have moved here to work, good quality community members. We have an amazing fan base, and it’s a good all-around feeling to be involved in it. This year has been one of the better years, since we started from a support perspective.” Braydon Horcoff, stand-out centre, who added a whole bunch of skill and some toughness had this to say about the season ending, the support he received, and moving on to next year. “Obviously you never want to lose and see your teammates down like that, but all-in-all we gave the fans something to cheer about and look forward to. I think we had a big presence in the community and it was a great experience playing this year, next year we will come back stronger and better.” It definitely was a turn around season for the Rampage. If they can keep their core group together, matched with their excellent coaching staff, and unbelievable community support, there’s no reason they can’t win a round or two.

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A Prince Rupert Seawolves forward busts through the defence during midget action at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre on Friday. The Seawolves were in tough against the higher level Kermodes falling 10-0.

Seawolves take on tough Kermodes BY WILLIAM GYE PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The Prince Rupert Seawolves Midget Reps fell 10-0 to the Terrace Kermodes, but the lopsided loss wasn’t a true indicator. The Kermodes, who are a Tier 2 club, played against the Tier 4 Seawolves in a tune-up for provincials which will be held in a few weeks. Stand-out defenceman Keenan Marogan talked about some of the issues out there for the Seawolves. “We had a lot of key players down, so it was a little bit harder, but I enjoyed the physical game out there. I could have played better, but if we keep playing hard, we will go somewhere.” Once Keenan learns how to close the gap a bit quicker and use his size, he will be scary good. The Kermodes opened the scoring three minutes into the game on a bangbang play in front of the net. Shortly after on a similar play, Terrace added to their lead making it 2-0. Prince Rupert dressed their back-up

goaltender Brenden Ferlesen, who was a pleasant surprise, coach Josh Cook said. “No matter what the scoreboard says, he (Brenden) had a hell of a game, it was his first full game in the league, and he had a lot of shots and stopped a lot of chances.” The Seawolves looked a bit disinterested at points in the game. Prince Rupert’s goaltending kept them in it early, as Terrace held the puck in Rupert’s end most of the first period. Terrace generated pressure by shooting the puck from the point or the slot and hitting the net creating rebounds for themselves and secondary chances. Rupert’s time and space was getting closed down quickly, and they were playing too much by themselves, not making the easy pass to break out. Terrace’s third goal was a direct result of that style of play. A shot from the point that missed the net on the left side, came back out the right side and Sam Reinbolt put it into the yawning cage. The coaches for Prince Rupert took a time-out, which was about all they could do.

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Unfortunately. the time out did very little and Terrace scored again soon after to make it 4-0. The Seawolves came out with more intensity to start the second frame. One would have to think the coaching staff had something to say between periods. Execution, discipline, and hard work led to more powerplay goals by the Kermodes. Their fifth was a beauty. Fake shot from the point slap pass down low to the right half boards then he centred the puck back door to the cutter Connor Onstein. With the game out of hand for the Seawolves, there wasn’t much else to write home about. Cook talked about expectations and the outcome. “Not the result we wanted, but we had five or six injured guys and these games are all practice leading up to zones. “We won’t be playing these guys in playoffs or provincials. Every loss makes us want to win the next one more. It’s obviously tough, but there’s no doubt in my mind that we will be going to provincials, we have been playing against Tier 2 and 3 teams all year.”


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Rent-free Rupert home for Syrian refugees BY SHANNON LOUGH PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

The community of sponsors for Syrian refugees is growing and now there is a third house available for a family. Two separate groups interested in sponsorship found each other in Prince Rupert and they are now working together. Steve Milum, the conservation manager for the North Pacific Cannery, was originally with a Facebook group looking to sponsor when he heard about Kristi and John Farrell and Ray Pedersen’s efforts. The two groups combined and began to hold meetings four weeks ago. Since then, Milum has offered up a house for one of the Syrian families to live in — rent free — for one year. He took ownership of the home next to his own residence in December, partly because he didn’t want the view from his back deck to change and with a new neighbour he wouldn’t be able to control what they did with the property. Milum saw an opportunity to provide the home to one of the Syrian families expected to come to the city. “It gives me a year to figure it out. I’m going to fix it up, paint it up, I’ll make it solid and nice to live in for that year or several years but if they move out I’ll do a bigger renovation,” he said. The home has three floors and three bedrooms. Milum needs to do some structural renovations, such as sorting out the sagging roof, and there is a leak that needs to be fixed. If he has the time and money he will also pull out the old carpet. The Farrells and Pedersen also have homes to offer for the other two families. The minimum target is to bring three families to Prince Rupert, but if the group finds another house to offer a family and enough funds, they would like to sponsor up to five families. At the meeting next week the sponsors and members of the group will divide into committees for

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fundraising, in-kind support for furniture and clothing, etc., social support and housing. The sponsorship will also stay in Prince Rupert, rather than going with the Mennonite option in Abbotsford. Instead St. Paul’s Lutheran Church has partnered with the group as the most efficient option. The church is an agent of the Canadian Lutheran World Relief, which has an agreement with the Canadian government to sponsor refugees, which it has been doing since 1946. The Lutheran church congregation in Prince George started the

sponsorship process in November and a family arrive in less than five months to the community. “The church (in Prince Rupert) hasn’t done anything like this before,” said Jim Whaley, the pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. “One of the benefits of working through the Canadian Lutheran World Relief is the timeline is cut way down. Normally if you do a group of five, a private sponsorship group, it can take over a year,” Whaley said. They are looking at the option of the blended visa office referred refugee (BVOR) program to speed

up the process and to cut expenses — the Canadian government foots six months of financial support, which is estimated at $13,500. Milum has already started his own individual fundraising for the family he plans to have move into his home. He was told that GoFundMe.com is the easiest way to raise funds and in six days he has raised $2,890 towards his $20,000 goal. The group has calculated that it will cost at least $50,000 to sponsor a family of five, including accommodation, buying furniture, electronics, appliances and day to day support. The Canadian Lutheran World Relief agency offers anticipated budgets on its website and gives an estimated total of approximately $30,000 for a family of five. “We’re only legally required to sponsor them for a year but realistically to learn a language, get a well paying job, or a job that pays well enough for a five person family, may be hard, so it might be worth holding some funds until they have a decent job then we have a slush fund,” he said. Milum is asking for $20,000 and if he receives more or the family he sponsors doesn’t require that much financial support he will distribute the funds to the other families or look at the option of sponsoring a fourth or fifth family. He wants to give an opportunity to people who have none and to see what they do with it, and the family will have a year of rent-free living and neighbourly support to help them get on their feet. After that year is up, then Milum will decide what to do with the house. “It’s up to them I guess. If they have a job and they like Rupert. If they want to negotiate a rental agreement. If they like the home, great. If they want to move to another place that suits them better that’s fine too,” he said. If all goes according to plan the first family could arrive in the spring. He has a quite a bit of work to do on the house before then.

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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. A draft copy of the proposed PMP is available at bchydro.com/pestplanforfacilities. 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. 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 thomas.wells@bchydro.com for more information. A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the pest management plan, may send copies of the information to the applicant at the above address within 30 days of the publication notice.

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PPP-CP does far more than pick up wrappers and toss them into garbage bags, though even when they’re doing that, it involves harrowing, cliff-scaling adventure. Flower-bed revitalization, led by the efforts of Charlotte Rowse (involved in the original Civic Pride initiative) and Christine Storey, is in the works, public, rotted wooden benches are being replaced, graffiti painted over, materials recycled and bags and bags (often 20 at a time) of waste is disposed of. Rowse also kick-started a new collective funds account for the group with an extremely generous donation to help PPP-CP thrive. “It’s nothing hard to do, just simple projects that come a long way ... I’ve been so impressed with our volunteers. Most of them are teachers from the school district. We have so many that are actively involved and they’re recurring volunteers all the time. They’re going to the schools and kids are getting more and more involved. I’ve seen kids picking up garbage in a bag and they were just doing it at recess, and I thought ‘Wow, that’s huge’,” Bolton said. Twenty-five clean-up projects were completed in 2015, including Wantage Road (or the ‘Hillbilly Gun Range’), the Petro-Canada trail, Moresby Trail, Westview school woods, Rushbrook trail, the Miller Bay hospital, Highway 16, McClymont, downtown back alleys, the empty lot on McBride and Third Avenue, Rotary Waterfront Park, Park Avenue, the Oceanwide dock, Roosevelt school woods, the area behind the Salvation Army and Northwest Community College, Prince Rupert Industrial Area and near the Second Avenue bridge. “As long as there’s garbage, we’re going to keep coming back to sites, we’re going to keep revisiting them. Somebody asked me ‘How long do you plan to do this?’ and i said ‘As long as we need to’, and as far as I see, there’s still a need,” said Bolton. Usually, approximately a dozen volunteers come to help on a bi-weekly basis, when projects are scheduled over the weekend. Sometimes 2530 people show up to help and sometimes it’s just Bolton and her dog. “Everybody lasts a good solid hour ... we’ve gone longer. In that one solid hour, we accomplish a lot and by the time we’re done, we have huge results,” she said. More recently, the group cleaned up the empty lot across from the Highliner Hotel, which required multiple visits after their first attempt turned a tad dangerous with standard gumboots and garbage bags. “If we climbed down [the hill] we lost our balance, so we had to have ropes to help keep us safe and get a pulley. So this time, we came a lot more prepared,” Bolton said, adding that the organization has partnered with others such as Transition Prince Rupert and the Special Events society in some of their projects to coordinate efforts. But even if volunteers not in the ‘young and able’ category of cliff-scaling would like to contribute, there’s plenty of room for anyone looking to help out in any capacity, she said. The founder said that the more the community values and respects the place where they live, the more beautiful the city will look. “Value your own community, take pride in it and try to keep it a wonderful place to live. Each person is a part of this community, whether they feel that or not, but if they do feel a part of that, then they should value it ... ,” Bolton said. To find out more information, visit the group’s Facebook page at Positive Prince Rupert – Civic Pride or email Bolton at positiveprincerupertcivicpride@hotmail.com.


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For Sale! Wrapped Oat/Barley haylage & 2nd cut Alfalfa haylage. Call 1 (250)249-5466

Graham Ave, Atlin Ave and

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Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877-987-1420 www.pioneerwest.com

Misc. for Sale

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

Van Arsdol

Services

Individuals of aboriginal descent are strongly encouraged to apply. 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: careers@rupertport.com No telephone inquiries please.

Find a job you love.

POLE BARNS, Shops, steel buildings metal clad or fabric clad. Complete supply and installation. Call John at 403998-7907; jcameron@advancebuildings.com

REFORESTATION NURSERY seedlings of hardy trees, shrubs, and berries for shelterbelts or landscaping. Spruce and Pine from $.99/tree. Free shipping. Replacement guarantee. 1-866-873-3846 or www.treetime.ca

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

1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT 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 1-800668-5422 www.pioneersteel.ca

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


Community

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Rentals

Rentals

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

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

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More than 1.5 million Canadian families are in need of affordable housing. Your contributions provides Habitat with the resources it needs to help families.

Homes for Rent

Skyline Manor

1200 Summit Ave. Bachelor & 1 Bedroom Suites. Security Entrance, harbour views, balconies, storage, laundry facilities, hot water & heat included. Sorry no pets. Close to hospital, bus stop & downtown. References required. Contact our on site Manager at 250-624-6019

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Real Estate

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

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Houses For Sale

Seniors Centre fun! There is no fee attached but we do appreciate a donation of a dollar or two as long as it is not a hardship. Everyone participating must purchase a 2016 membership ($10 for the year). Our knitting group is small but getting larger as we now have inter-

ested members coming for crochet. If you need help with a knitting or crochet project come to the Centre Tuesday mornings around10 a.m. Thank you TD Canada Trust Prince Rupert employees for your very generous donation. We are blessed by our community!

FINAL Week of Extended Sale

Emergency Liquidation Sale Find the perfect Valentines gift!

HOUSE RENTAL WANTED

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PR: 3 Bdrm, 1 1/2 bath upper suite. Looking for a responsible working couple. New laminate floor. $1150/mon. + utilities and half mon. D/D. No pets, N/P, N/S. Avail. Now. 1502 7th Ave East Call 250622-9418 or 250-627-6736

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Cribbage Monday: 1st — Mary and John, 2nd — Marg and Pat, 3rd — Jane and Marie. Thursday: 1st — Sharron and Paul, 2nd — John and Kris/Marjorie and Lynne. Our first day of chair exercises is Monday, Feb. 22. Cards usually ends around 3 p.m., we do the table and chair shuffle then start by 3:15 p.m. The instructors are students studying physiotherapy etc., and have tons of enthusiasm, come prepared to work hard but have

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Mature, single, male professional with mature, well-trained and behaved dog seeking a long-term rental of small home in Prince Rupert or Port Edward. Ideal location will have off-street parking and a fenced yard (or able to have a fence installed). Outstanding references.

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Prince George - Pine Centre 250.614.9191 Terrace 250.635.9000

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Entertainment

Sleeping Beauty with a twist BY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View

Nearly one year after Ballet Jorgen’s Cinderella made its way into Prince Rupert, Lester Centre of the Arts general manager Crystal Lorette has marked the ballet company on the schedule for this month as well. Ballet Jorgen Canada’s adaptation of Sleeping Beauty will hit the Rupert stage once again on Sunday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. “This is their first tour with this major new piece for this group ... and it was coming into our area, so I had to take advantage of that and jump on the tour,� said the manager. Ballet Jorgen Canada, formed in 1987, has nearly three decades of experience in working with original works and creating opportunities for Canadian choreographers and engagement outreach programs in the communities in which they perform. Prince Rupert has been, and will be, no different. A combined 15 students from the Dance Academy of Prince Rupert and Spectrum City Dance studios will have the opportunity to join the Sleeping Beauty Cast in the upcoming performance. As well, Ballet Jorgen Canada will be offering master classes with professional dancers to the studios a few days beforehand. “The community is really responsive to ballet, and it’s not just the dance community, but the community in general,� said Lorette. “It’s an adaptation of Sleeping Beauty by Bengt Jorgen, the ballet’s founder and artistic director and it’s got his twist on it, basically. It’s been staged in Ontario, but not as a touring piece, because when you’re touring it’s a whole different ball game,� she said, adding that 28

Ballet Jorgen photo

Ballet Jorgen Canada will be bringing its adaptation of the classic Sleeping Beauty to the stage at the Lester Centre on Sunday, Feb. 21.

performers will be in the cast, one of the largest groups in the ballet’s history of coming to Rupert. As well, the costuming and set design are big city-quality. “It’s just incredible. Most of the costumes are handmade. The set is not a scaled down version, they bring it all to the show. They definitely don’t skimp on the set, costuming or quality,� said Lorette. For the subject matter, the general manager knows the infamous tale will draw audiences young and old alike.

“It’s a very famous story, it tells the enchanting story of Aurora and her prince, complete with magical qualities and dazzling choreography – something that the community has come to know with Ballet Jorgen. They’re stepping it up a notch and always constantly improving,� said Lorette. Tickets can be purchased for Sleeping Beauty at Cook’s Jewellers and the Lester Centre or by calling 250627-8888 to reserve over the phone.

Prints Rupert Giftware & Souvenirs For those looking for gifts for that someone special

TRISHA ROMANCE Christmas Elves

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Golden Moments

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Christmas At The Cottage Reg. $300

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Limited Edition PRINT SALE

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Treat Your Special someone to a romantic Meal

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Ziggy is a 7 year old neutered tabby/manx. His beautiful markings and short coat are only surpassed by is big green eyes. Ziggy is an affectionate guy who loves to be petted and will chat away with you while you are visiting IJN 5IJT CJH HVZ JT MJUUFSUSBJOFE BOE XPVME love a quiet, caring home. If you would like to meet Ziggy, please contact the BC SPCA Prince Rupert Branch.

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NOW!!!

2007 Kia Rio

2014 Chevrolet Cruze

2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2012 GMC Sierra 1500

Stk # C76236282. 106,746 kilometers.

Stk # CE7317551. 18,312 kilometers.

Stk # TAG240057. 102,901 km kilometers.

Stk # TCG308248. 69,473 kilometers.

Was $6,995

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2014 GMC Sierra 1500

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2004 Dodge SX 2.0.

2011 Ford Focus

Stk # TEZ353269. 26,810 kilometers.

Stk # TDG381015. 103,050 kilometers.

Stk # C4D635656. 116,365 kilometers.

Stk # CBW199221. 68,828 kilometers.

Now $28,900

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2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2011 Ford F150

2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

2007 Jeep Liberty

Stk # TDG260440. 113,334 kilometers.

Stk # TBFD17789. 98,298 kilometers.

Stk # TAZ263298. 74,448 kilometers.

Stk # T7W544099. 208,889 kilometers.

Now $24,500

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The Northern View, February 10, 2016  

February 10, 2016 edition of the The Northern View

The Northern View, February 10, 2016  

February 10, 2016 edition of the The Northern View