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As you all may have heard, our Elder's Center has been yet again broken into & the brand new 58 inch Toshiba flat screen TV was stolen! This is the 3rd theft we have experienced in the last 7 months! It disgusts me & the rest of the community that this keeps happening! What's worse is someone from our very own community is doing this! Police, as well as myself, have been further investigating. We would strongly advise those of you that know something to come forward with any information! Once we catch this guy and your name comes up, that makes you accountable for criminal charges as well! We have a huge list of names of individuals that have been in our Elder's building in the last month. Don't be surprised if police show up at your door asking questions for it is protocol. We have had some information brought forward bringing us that much closer. I thank you to those of you that have been of help in this case. It is greatly appreciated. Thanks to Tony Wong for all his hard work in helping get he security systems set up and running.

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3-5 G-N OPEN HOUSE WAS A SUCCESS 6-8 FAREWELL & NEW BEGINNING LUCY.H 9 PROTECT OUR LANDS & SEA HELP STOP THE PIPELINES 10 PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT 11 HOUSING COMMITTEE MEETING 12 HOUSING & HOMELESSNESS GATHERING CIRCLE 13 SPEAKING TO MEMORY 14-15 TELEOPTHALMOLOGY CLINIC 16 BINGO SCHEDULE 17 U’GWAMALIS HALL INDOOR GARAGE SALE 18 TUTORING MAY SCHEDULE 19 LAW ENFORCEMENT PREPARATORY PROGRAM 20 JOB FAIR CAMPBELL RIVER 21 G-N APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY 22-26 LOCAL JOB POSTING 27 BIRTHDAY WISHES/ MESSAGE FROM LUCY SCOW

This is what a few Elders had to say about the beak in & theft: "Drugies did this. They can't just find a job, they have to find things to steal" "People have no respect for us Elders, it's really sad!" "'I'm really feeling down because this person did this" "It's probably the same person who took the other tv" I do not care who you are! If find out you did this or had anything to do with it in any way, you WILL face the consequences and have your name put to shame! This is a small community! People talk! The truth will come out & JUTICE WILL PREVAIL! If you for once think you are off the radar.... THINK AGAIN! You have me on your case now. I am determined to find you no matter how long it takes! No matter how you look at this, there is no excuse! This is Elder abuse! Breaking into such a venerable building and stealing from Elders is the lowest you can go! These are our grannies, grandpas, aunts & uncles! It sickens me that a person could do such a thing to them! Or to anyone for that matter! We are offering a CASH REWARD OF $200 TO ANYONE THAT COME FORWARD WITH INFORMATION LEADING TO AN ARREST Go ahead and hide. You hide.... I WILL FIND YOU! You can count on it. PAGE 1

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With all of this being noted, the Elder's Center is no longer open to the community for functions such as dinners, Birthday, Anniversaries, services, etc. It is only to be used for work purposes during the working hours of 8am-4pm Monday to Friday. No exceptions! This is taken effect immediately and will be for good. Elder's Fun Day: Monday's starting at 12pm with lunch, 1pm Matt comes in, & 2pm Nutritional Bingo with prizes to be won. Please come on out Elders! I have started accommodations for the trip to Kamloops to attend Kamloops Powwow August 1-4. We will all be going by bus together. We will also be staying the night in Nanaimo Friday night and continue on to Kamloops Saturday morning. Please be advised that you MUST help with fundraising 3 different times from now until August in order to be able to come along on the trip. If you are unable to help, please send your grandchild or someone else to help on your behalf. I would like to take this moment and Thank Lucy Hemphill for all her hard work and dedication she has had working with the Elders. We greatly appreciate you and wish you well on your new journeys. We love you! That's it for now. Have a great weekend! ~Gilakasla Silena George & the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Elders 05/16/2014


STAFF

Yo! News is prepared by Bernadine Clayton Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw Receptionist

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Office

This newsletter is delivered to all houses on the Tsulquate Reserve every second week and posted to the Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw website. If you have questions or comments about this newsletter, contact Bernadine at (250) 949-8343 or e-mail bandreception@gwanak.info

Phone: (250) 949-8343 / Fax: (250) 949-7402 Les Taylor, Native court worker

(250) 949-8343

Margaret Bernard, Finance

The purpose of this newsletter is to keep Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw community members informed about what is happening in the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Office and the surrounding community. Anybody is welcome to make submissions to the newsletter, including announcements, lost-and-found, photographs, bakwam’kwala words, stories, legends, drawings, etc. etc. etc. Other ways to stay connected to the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw community are: Website (www.gwanak.info) Facebook (User: Gwasala Nakwaxdaxw) Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations Band Office

PO Box 998, 154 Tsulquate Reserve Port Hardy, B.C. V0N 2P0

COUNCIL Chief Paddy Walkus: (250) 949-1486

Sits on all committees / paddywalkus@gmail.com

Ernie Henderson: (250) 230-3404

Health & Social Development, Housing, Fisheries, Education, Ec. Dev., Treaty, Personnel and Finance Portfolios

Gary Walkus: (250) 230-3852

Health & Social Development & Ec. Dev. Portfolios

finance@gwanak.info / (250) 902-2308 Conrad Browne, Economic Development

ecdev@gwanak.info / (250) 902-2301

Pat Dawson-Hunt, Social Development

patriciad@gwanak.info / (250) 902-2309 Colleen Hemphill, Treaty

chemphil@telus.net / (250) 949-8424 Linda Paul, Treaty Administrative Assistant

kasalas4859@hotmail.com / (250) 902-2311 Lucy Scow, Finance/ council secretary

lucyscow@gmail.com/ (250) 902-2300 Lorna Henderson, Housing

l.d.henderson7@live.ca / (250) 902-2304 Nicole McLelland, Natural Resources Manager

nmclelland@cablerocket.com / (250) 902-0550 Fax: (888) 345-5063 Grace Smith, Education

grace.smith176@gmail.com / (250) 902-2320 Bob Swain, Public Works

bswain4@telus.net / Cell: (250) 230-0087 Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Elders Centre Silena George Elders’ Coordinator

Silena1314@gmail.com / (250) 949-7406

Victor Walkus: (250) 230-3855

Health & Social Development, Housing, Forestry, Ec. Dev., and Recreation Portfolios

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Health & Family Services

Front Desk: (250) 949-8131 / Fax: (250) 949-6811

Eddie Charlie: (250) 230-9251

Housing Portfolio

Sandra Charlie: (250) 230-4677

Housing Portfolio

Darryl Coon: (250) 230-0360

Housing Portfolio

Terry Walkus: (250) 230-2459

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Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School

Front Desk: (250) 949-7743 / Fax: (250) 949-7422 www.gwanak.bc.ca Eke Me-Xi School

(250) 949-833

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GN OPEN HOUSE A SUCCESS! On May 7th we held the second annual GN Community Celebration & Open House, to promote all of the good work that has happened in our community over the last year. The idea for this kind of open house came from thinking about the AGMs of the past, and wondering “how can we get all of the information out, without the negativity of a typical AGM?” so we came up with the booths, so that people can have more time to ask questions or chat one-on-one with staff.

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Ba’as Reconstruction (TreatyRelated Measure) Ba’as Lands Plan (TRM) Strategic Forest Management Plan (TRM) GN Waste Management Program Eke Me-xi Student Films Roy Francis from Sliammon

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About 80-100 people came throughout the day, playing “booth bingo” to qualify for prizes. Leslie Walkus won the tablet computer, and several other people won prints of old photographs of the home lands and copies of the “How a People Live” DVDs.

In the evening we had a Q&A session with Roy Francis, the Sliammon Chief Negotiator (Sliammon has just signed their treaty). People wrote their questions on “Ask Roy!” papers and we read them out at the front, and Roy answered them. Also, Johnny Henderson Sr. and Doug Johnny Sr. made a short presentation and asked some questions as well. There were a lot of great questions asked during that whole session and we will be devoting a Yo! News article to answering them in the near future.

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prize draws, giving away many more prints and posters and DVDs. The grand prize winner, for attending the TRM meetings this spring, is Ellen Paul! Ellen has won a trip to Vancouver for two, plus hotel and $500 spending money! After the prize draws we had dinner and showed some of the Eke Me-xi short films. A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped out – to Linda Paul for organizing, Jessie Hemphill for organizing and facilitating, the Regional District of Mt. Waddington for lending us the dividers, Conrad Browne for your help organizing, Wade Charlie for the catering, Roy Francis for travelling up to Port Hardy to join us, all of the staff and contractors who ran a booth, everyone else who helped out, and of course most of all to all of the community members that came out and took part.

Some of the things happening next with Treaty are: the dock is going in at Ba’as in June, we did get funding to start some of the same kinds of meetings to talk about Gwa’sala territory (Takush, Wyclees and Nekite) and this week Council has been down in Campbell River doing some governance training that we set up. We will keep you posted on all this and more, stay tuned!

Gila’kasla,

Colleen Hemphill Chief Negotiator

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Farewells and New Beginnings Today, Friday May 16th is my last day of working for the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Band. I’m getting married on May 31st, then travelling to Indonesia for three months, then Moving to Vancouver to attend University at UBC. I’ve worked for the Band for many years. I started with the Fisheries program, and was lucky enough to spend every summer for 5 years in Nekite. Then I moved to the Finance Office, as Margaret’s Assistant. I worked there on and off between college and travelling from 2007 to 2013. In September 2013 the Food Security & Nutrition Program was created with the aim of helping Community Members eat healthier, by making wholesome food more accessible/affordable and by revitalizing traditional food practices. The work that I’ve done with the community through the Food & Nutrition Program has been very important to me, and has inspired me to go to University to get my degree in Nutrition and become a Dietician. I realize how important it is for Dieticians to have an understanding of the role traditional foods play in a healthy diet/lifestyle, and I would like to do more work in this area. Traditional foods are healthy foods and they’re free. Not only that, but the act of harvesting and preparing them is good for our body, mind and soul. Feeling depressed? Pick some berries. Feeling sad? Try fishing. I guarantee you’ll feel better, just ask your gran or grandpa. It was my dream to revitalize traditional foods practices, and it’s a HUGE reason why we started this program. We’ve done some work in this area, and will continue to do more work. I believe traditional foods and medicines are an important part of our identity and culture, and to lose the knowledge about them would be a tragedy.

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Michelle Beaulieu will be replacing me as the Food Security & Nutrition Coordinator. She has many strengths especially in the area of food security, wild foods and gardening. She also has a lot of experience in managing projects and applying for grants. In fact she has more experience in all these areas than I do, so she just might do a better job than me . I’m very excited about the future of the Food Security & Nutrition Program. I consider myself blessed to have spent so much time with our Elders. There are no other people in this world like them. They are strong, wise, resilient, kind, loving, and good-natured. To top it all off they are humble. The lessons I’ve learned from them are ones I will carry through my life. The love and support they’ve shown me through the entirety of the Food Security & Nutrition Program has been so important in the success of the program. Here are some things that I learned from our Elders: 

Respect. No matter what your past is, or the past of others, we need to respect each other. Don’t judge others. If you don’t respect yourself, you will be unhappy. Love. Surround yourself with those you love. Do nice things for them, it will make you happy. But also, remember to love yourself. Instead of pulling down others that are doing well, lift them up and support them. Let their success make you happy. The success of our community is success for us. We are all connected. Take pride in your appearance and your home. What you represent on the outside is a reflection of how you feel on the inside. This applies to the whole reserve. If you litter and don’t respect nature, than you do not respect yourself.

These may not seem to have much to do with food and nutrition, but I feel it’s all connected.

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I am thankful to Matt Martin, for having the bright idea to start the community garden and Good Food Bag program in the first place, and also for having the faith in me to make it happen. I’m thankful to Margaret Bernard, Finance Manager, who taught me so much in the Finance Office, and then had the grace to let me go so I could focus my energy on the Food & Nutrition Program. I’m also thankful to my mom, Colleen Hemphill for supporting my work and being a good role model. Thank you to Silena and the Elders for their support, and thank you to Andrea Walkus, Colleen George and Chelsey Walkus for helping with the Good Food Bags. Thank you to Pat Dawson-Hunt for realizing the importance of the Good Food Bag Program and always providing support. Thank you to

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everyone I’ve worked with for being such a great team. I’m proud to be a member of this community, and I am happy that I was able to make even just a small change. I am sad to be leaving, but this will always be my home. Gila’kasla Lucy Hemphill Food Security & Nutrition Coordinator Lucyhemphill7@gmail.com

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Memorize Mamakla Matt Martin's Magnificent May Monkey Mayhem Memo:

I just wanted to take some time to thank Lucy Hemphill for the fabulous work she did in her role as Food Security & Nutrition Coordinator. As many, if not all of you know, Lucy has been working officially in this capacity since September 2013. What many people do not know, however, is that for a long time before that (probably a year, if not longer) Lucy was working many hours for free, in her spare time, for the betterment of the community and for the advancement of Food Security and Nutrition issues. Without her spending those many hours there would not be, amongst other things, a $25,000 Food Pavillion, there would not be the start of a community garden, there would not be a Good Food Bag program, and there would not be a Food Security & Nutrition Coordinator position at all. Since starting the job as the Food Security & Nutrition Coordinator, Lucy has essentially single-handedly created successful programs that previously did not exist. What is impressive about that is often the hardest part of a challenge is just getting it up off the ground and started- all of the big and little details and processes have to be worked out. Lucy went about her work with a quiet efficiency, and the result of her hard work was real, tangible, results - we can definitely say that because of her this community is a better place than it was before. In life we learn from each other. I know Lucy spoke a lot about all of the things she has learned from everyone in the community (and from the elders in particular). Similarly, I think we have things we can learn from her. I think she proved, without any doubt, that there are a lot of great ideas kicking around within the heads of community members, and from a good idea a goal can be developed, brought forward, built upon, and realized. Of course it takes help along the way – and in this case there was a lot of help and support from Chief and Council, the band manager, coworkers, and Health & Family Services staffbut really what she did is an example of grassroots community building. I encourage community members to use her as an example, along with the many other amazing role models in the community, to not be afraid to bring forth a good idea – you never know where it might lead to. Anyway… I promised Mess I wasn’t going to do this…. Lucy, Thanks for all of your hard work and good luck with your next adventure!

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Protect our Land & Sea. Help stop the Pipelines & Oil Tankers

Right now our government is trying to force through the Enbridge Pipeline. Which would increase oil tanker traffic on our coast, which would GREATLY increase the risk of oil spills. If the pipeline is to go through, it’s not a matter of “if” an oil spill will happen it’s a matter of “when.” If an oil spill happened off our coast our way of life would be destroyed, and many of the traditional foods we love would be gone.

If you want to help stop the Pipeline you can sign a pledge at the G&N Band Office Reception desk. Of sign online at NoTankers.ca

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Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Community Members We will be starting up our Housing Committee meetings starting next week; we will be having our meetings at the Family Unit beside Wilson Charlie’s. Place : Family Unit Time : 5pm Date : May 22nd Refreshments will be sponsored by the Gwa’sala‘Nakwaxda’xw Band.If you have any questions you can call Rick Coon at 250 949-7733 or Doug Johnny at 250 902 0320

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Written by Andrea Walkus-Andrew Phone: 250-902-2275 Fax: 250-949-6811 Email: andrea_walkus@telus.net

Teleopthalmology Clinic

Of 32 people booked for the teleopthalmology clinic, 20 showed for their appointment. Of the 12 that couldn’t make their appointments, , 2 had work obligations, 2 were sick, and 3 were out of town.

We also had 6 new appointments and 4 showed for their appointments -1 had school obligations.

We have 11 clients who have been on the teleopthalmology client list that haven’t yet been seen. Of those, 3 haven’t been seen since 2011 and 4 haven’t been seen since 2012. I hope to see these people to see if they want to remain on the list to see the teleopthalmologist in the future.

Why would anyone want to see a teleopthalmologist? If they have diabetes, if they had an eye injury, or, if they see ”floaters” in their eyes. Floaters are black specks in your vision or flashes of light and to see if there has been any damage if you have diabetes.

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light can pass through. As people get older, that protein may start clumping and clouds part of the lens. www.nei.nih.gov/cataracts  There are different glaucoma: o Open angle glaucoma is most common and there are no early warning signs of this glaucoma. It develops slowly; sight loss is, a lot of times, unnoticeable. Peripheral vision is first to go. There are no other signs but a person can maintain good vision by having regular check-ups and these check-ups may help this glaucoma be detected sooner – preventing further vision loss. You can go blind if this is untreated. www.glaucoma.org o Angle-Closure glaucoma is very rare. It develops quickly and the person affected must seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms include:  Hazy or blurred vision  Appearance of rainbow-coloured circles around bright lights  Severe eye and head pain  Nausea and vomiting (along with severe eye pain)  Sudden sight loss  Damage occurs right away.  This disease is caused by blocked drainage canals in the eye resulting in a sudden rise in intraocular pressure  Diabetic retinopathy is damage to blood vessels in the retina. Blood vessels may swell and leak fluid. In some people, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. Stages of diabetic retinopathy: o Mild nonproliferative retinopathy – microneurysms may occur. They’re small areas of balloon-like swelling in the retina’s tiny blood vessels. o Moderate nonproliferative retinopathy – some blood vessels that nourish the retina are blocked o Severe nonproliferative retinopathy – many more blood vessels are blocked depriving several areas of the retina of their blood supply. These areas of the retina send signals to the body to grow new blood vessels for nourishment o Proliferative retinopathy – at this advances stage, signals are sent by the retina to grow new blood vessels for nourishment. These new blood vessels are fragile and abnormal. They grow along the retina and along the surface of the clear vitreous gel that fills the inside of the eye. By themselves they don’t cause vision loss but they have fragile walls and these walls leak blood then severe vision loss and, even, blindness can occur. When fluid leaks in the center of the macula (where sharp, straight-ahead vision occurs), it could make the macula swell causing blurry vision. This is called “macula edema.” This can happen at any time, but, most often, it occurs as the disease progresses. www.nei.nih.gov

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Tutoring May ScheduleAdult Education Centre at Gwa –Sala- ‘Nakwaxda’xw Thurs, May 1-

4-6

Sat, May 3-

canceled

Sun, May 4-

7-9

Mon, May 5-

7-9

Thurs, May 8-

4-6

Sat, May 10-

1-4

Sun, May 11-

12-2 ** change schedule, as Mother’s day

Mon, May 12-

7-9

Thurs, May 15-

4-6

Sat, May 17-

canceled

Sun, May 18-

canceled

Mon, May 19-

Victoria Day 7-9

Thurs, May 22-

4-6

Sat, May 24-

1-4

Sun, May 25-

7-9

Mon, May 26-

7-9

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Sat, May 31-

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LOCAL JOB POSTING Front Store Manager-Full-Time Company: Rexall Industry: Retail & Wholesale Wage: TBD Expiry Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 9am Details: The Front Store Manager is the catalyst in building an effective team to ensure the ongoing success of store operations. Acting as a leader in driving superior customer experience, that translates into an environment that ensures people make the healthiest choices quickly, easily and confidently, helping them feel better every day. WORKING TO BUILD STORE OPERATIONS YOUR FOCUS WILL BE TO: •Actively promote the Rexall image within the community by encouraging a positive profile through participation and leadership in community business groups as well as initiatives focusing on Health and Wellness. •Demonstrate outstanding sales ability, leadership capabilities, and contributes to the overall store concept by bringing plenty of energy, enthusiasm, passion and strong communication skills as we strive to be recognized as the Canadian leader in pharmacy health care. •Identify ways in which front shop and pharmacy programs intersect and ensure communication to maximize customer interface is smooth and seamless towards achieving exceptional customer service. •Oversee human resource activities which include recruitment, training, certification, developing and motivating staff, performance evaluations, disciplinary procedures, and handling union issues where applicable. •Champion and model the development of subject matter expertise at store level. Health and Wellness product knowledge, merchandising, loss prevention, Health and Safety and exceptional Pharmacy/Patient Care. PAGE 22

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•Ensure that the store achieves and maintains budgeted sales, gross profit, EBITDA, inventory targets, labour costs, shrink, and controllable store expenses. •Lead and inspire store staff-"hands-on" approach in identifying and responding to issues in a timely manner motivating employees to perform above expectations. Qualifications & Experience: •5-7 years retail sales experience •Strong financial acumen •Proven superior customer service, people management and effective communication skills; •Exceptional multi-tasking skills with the ability to adapt to change •The effective execution and implementation of strategic corporate initiatives and programs; •Strong problem solving and analytical skills How to apply: Visit Rexall.ca/careers/ posting #860-029 or email resumes to 7104general@rexall.ca Barista-Full-Time Company: Cafe Guido Industry: Other Wage: DOE Expiry Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 9am Details: Cafe Guido is looking for a customer service star to join our team. Must love coffee, be energetic and positive, and a great team player. Full time, part time, and casual/student positions available, working evenings and weekends are likely for most positions. Must be able to multi-task and prioritize, work in a fast paced environment, have memory for detail, and create friendly relationship with customers. Qualifications & Experience: Start immediately. Must have or be willing to obtain Foodsafe level 1. Experience in a cafe or similar environment an asset, exceptional customer service a must. Includes making drinks and food to order, using a cash register, dishes and other cleaning. 05/16/2014


How to apply: Apply in person with cover letter and resume at Cafe Guido or email teamguido@yahoo.com Hooktender-Full-Time Company: Venturi Logging Ltd Industry: Forestry Wage: Excellent Wages Expiry Date: Monday, May 26, 2014 - 9am Details: An experienced Hooktender required for a grapple yarder. This is a 14/7 camp position. Camp is modern and is offering excellent wages. How to apply: E-mail to: hoypoint@hotmail.com Chaser-Full-Time Company: Venturi Logging Ltd Industry: Forestry Wage: Excellent Wages Expiry Date: Monday, May 26, 2014 - 9am Details: Chaser needed on a grapple yarder. This is a 14/7 camp position. Camp is modern and is offering excellent wages. How to apply: E-mail to: hoypoint@hotmail.com Gravel Truck Driver-Full-Time Company: Venturi Logging Ltd Industry: Forestry Wage: Excellent Wages Expiry Date: Monday, May 26, 2014 - 9am Details: Must have experience as a class 1 driver. This is a 14/7 camp position. Camp is modern and is offering excellent wages. How to apply: E-mail to: hoypoint@hotmail.com Log Loader Operator/Hoe Chucker-Full-Time Company: Venturi Logging Ltd Industry: Forestry Wage: Excellent Wages Expiry Date: Monday, May 26, 2014 - 9am Details: Must have experience in the logging industry. 14/7 camp position. Camp is modern and offering excellent wages. PAGE 23

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How to apply: E-mail to: hoypoint@hotmail.com Ramp Agent-Seasonal Company: Pacific Coastal Airlines Industry: Transportation Wage: $11.94/Hour Expiry Date: Monday, May 26, 2014 - 9am Details: Load/unload freight, luggage from PC aircraft, accept & release freight, create waybills; tow & inspect aircraft; drive passengers to float dock, operate forklift and other machinery as required Qualifications & Experience: Valid Class 5 DL, team player, work well alone, excellent customer service skills, lift up to 50 pounds, stand for long periods, work outdoors How to apply: email claudia@pacificcoastal.com Chambermaid/Housekeeper-Part-Time Company: Glen Lyon Inn Industry: Tourism/ Hospitality Wage: $11/Hour to start Expiry Date: Monday, May 26, 2014 - 9am Details: Duties include: Clean rooms, wash walls, vacuum. PT position 20-26 Hours/week Qualifications & Experience: Must be in good physical condition for cleaning duties; able to work on call, weekends and weekdays. How to apply: Apply in person with resume to Ann Gray at Front Desk of Glen Lyon Inn, 6435 Hardy Bay Road, Port Hardy Head-Chef-Full-Time Company: Sporty Bar & Grill Industry: Tourism/ Hospitality Wage: Competitive Salary DOE Expiry Date: Monday, May 26, 2014 - 9am Details: See PDF Qualifications & Experience: Red Seal or European trained How to apply: Per email: sportybar@telus.net Per Mail: P.O. Box 113, Port Hardy, BC, V0N 2P0 Student Camp Counsellor-Seasonal 05/16/2014


Industry: Social Services Wage: $10.50/hr Expiry Date: Friday, May 23, 2014 - 9am Details: The Student Camp Counsellor will help plan and implement fun, theme-based learning activities for preschool children 3-5 years in the morning and from 6-10 years in the afternoon. Activities include crafts, games, sports, science, field trips, cooking, art, sports, nature and special guests. Qualifications & Experience: Must enjoy children and have a good understanding of developmentally appropriate, fun, learning activities for children from 3 - 10 years of age and use positive behavioural management techniques. Prior experience working with young children is required. How to apply: Please send resume with 3 references by May 23rd to Box 42, Port Hardy, BC, V0N2P0 or e-mail to nieces@telus.net or fax to 250-949-3038. Security Guard-Casual Company: North Island Security Industry: Security Wage: TBD Expiry Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 9am Qualifications & Experience: Security Licence and valid Driver's Licence required for working in various locations around the North Island area. How to apply: Resume emailed to tmackay@ni-security.ca Call 250.902.9137 for information Hill Boss/Buckers/Riggers-Full-Time Company: Croman Corporation Industry: Forestry Wage: DOE Expiry Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 9am Qualifications & Experience: This is a helilogging camp position.Must be experienced in Heli-Logging and all aspects of bucking & rigging. Required Hard Hat, safety caulk boots & personal safety gear. How to apply: Apply by email to mikeghis@telus.net PAGE 24

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Marine & Chandlery Sales Rep-Full-Time Company: Redden Net Company Industry: Retail & Wholesale Wage: DOE Expiry Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 9am Details: Sales & Inventory control. Must be reliable, flexible, motivated with good communication skills. Should be able to take direction, work independently, assume responsibility, and offer & implement new ideas. Qualifications & Experience: Sales experience, knowledge of marine industry, computer literate, preferably with POS experience. How to apply: Nola Ordan Fax: 250.949.2669 or email reddenaccts@shaw.ca Cook / Prep Cook-Full-Time Company: Sporty Bar & Grill Industry: Tourism/ Hospitality Wage: DOE Expiry Date: Monday, May 19, 2014 - 9am Details: We need a team player who is able to work different shifts including evenings and weekends. Qualifications & Experience: Experienced workers preferred, but we are willing to train the right person. How to apply: Email resume to Alfons: sportybar@telus.net or drop off in person to 8700 Hastings St. Port Hardy or mail to Box 113, Pt.Hardy BC V0N 2P0 Head Chef-Full-Time Industry: Tourism/ Hospitality Wage: minimum 40,000 p.a. Expiry Date: Monday, May 19, 2014 - 9am Qualifications & Experience: Red seal or European trained How to apply: per email to hospitality@ketacable.net Customer Sales-Part-Time Company: Macandales Industry: Retail & Wholesale Wage: DOE Expiry Date: Friday, May 16, 2014 - 9am 05/16/2014


Details: Provide customer service in a busy retail setting, duties would include but not limited to parts look up, filling orders and shipping/receiving. Operating till and performing cash/debit transactions. Approx. 20 hours per week (some flexibility required) Qualifications & Experience: Retail and computer skills would be a definite asset. How to apply: Drop off resume in person Att'n Colleen Cox or fax 250-949-8446 Email: salesmac@telus.net Gas Jockey/Clerk-Full-Time Company: ESSO Swiftsure Petroleum Industry: Retail & Wholesale Wage: $10.25 HR Expiry Date: Friday, May 16, 2014 - 9am Qualifications & Experience: Full Time, 40 Hours Per Week. Duties include: Serving Gasoline and Filling Propane. Cleaning windshields for customers and cleaning the station. handling cash and credit cards. Shift work from 6:00am to 2:00pm and or 2:00pm pm to 10:00pm. Must have good shoes with Traction and warm clothing as you are working outside. Must be punctual and honest. Training Provided. How to apply: Please apply in person with Resume, fax to 250-949-7367 or email to gene@swiftsureesso.com Cashier-Full-Time Company: ESSO Swiftsure Petroleum Industry: Retail & Wholesale Wage: $10.25 Expiry Date: Friday, May 16, 2014 - 9am Details: Comfortable foodwear and neat clothing is required. Qualifications & Experience: Full Time, 40 Hours Per Week. Job duties include handling cash, credit card and debit. Able to preform transactions with the general public in a friendly manner. Responsible for general cleaning duties and putting stock away. Must be pleasant, competent and accurate. PAGE 25

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Applicant must be punctual and honest. Training Provided. How to apply: Please apply apply in person with Resume, fax to (250) 949-7367 or email to: gene@swiftsureesso.com Chambermaid-Seasonal Company: Duval Point Lodge Industry: Tourism/ Hospitality Wage: $14.00 per hour Expiry Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 9am Details: Mondays and Fridays, Morning 4 5hours per day. Qualifications & Experience: No experience necessary, will train How to apply: Please send resume to duvalpoint@hotmail.com Child Protection Worker-Full-Time Company: Ministry of Children and Family Development Industry: Social Services Wage: $50,371.66 - $66,652.94 Expiry Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 9am Details: Social Program Officer – Child Protection Salary $50,371.66 - $66,652.94 annually This position includes an isolation allowance Apply your expertise in a role where you can make a positive difference for children of British Columbia As a Child Protection Worker, through assessment and collaboration you develop plans with families to ensure the safety of children and youth. Your skill set will include interviewing clients, evaluating vulnerability factors, validating the child welfare reports and determining a plan of action including family support services. The client group includes working with aboriginal families. Caring and level headed, you counsel families, fulfill the role of guardian and coordinate and consult with other service providers in a multidisciplinary 05/16/2014


team environment. You will be working in an integrated office environment. Port Hardy has a population of 4,000 and is the gateway to Cape Scott Provincial Park, the North Coast Rail and the BC Marine Trail, located on the north end of Vancouver Island. The town has a fascinating bluecollar history and a bright green ecotourist future as it evolves into one of North America's best as-yet undiscovered outdoor adventure destinations. For more information please visit the following website. We offer training, growth and development opportunities; a competitive salary and benefits package; a pension plan that ranks among the best; and offer a balance between work and life commitments. We are committed to continuing to be an employer of choice and providing a professional environment where ideas work. For more information on this exciting career opportunity including how to apply by May 14th 2014, please visit: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgibin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=19520 Qualifications & Experience: To be considered for this position your resume must clearly demonstrate that you have the following:

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• BSW or MSW; OR BA Child and Youth Care; or M.Ed. Counselling/MA Clinical Psychology having completed a practicum in family and child welfare. • The ideal candidate will have work experience through the completion of a practicum in family and child welfare. • Must possess and maintain a valid class 5 BC Driver’s licence. How to apply: For more information on this exciting career opportunity including how to apply by May 14th 2014, please visit: https://search.employment.gov.bc.ca/cgibin/a/highlightjob.cgi?jobid=19520 Clerk/ Cashier-Full-Time Company: Old Schoolhouse Store Industry: Retail & Wholesale Expiry Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 9am Details: Provide customer service, operate till, perfom cash/debit transactions.Must be flexible with shifts, available for various shifts between the hours of 6 AM to 10 PM including weekends. How to apply: Apply in person with resume to Old Schoolhouse Store: 4950 Beaver Harbour Road, (off Byng Road}

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Birthday wishes Lou and Elizabeth Walkus' Family would like to wish the following a very happy birthday: Gavin Humchitt, Kasia Williams, Elias Williams, _____________________________________________ Amira Walkus-Charlie, Rita Walkus, Alex Heuman, Melanie Walkus, Charles, Joseph, and Vanessa Walkus. We hope you all have a great day! Love you all, ‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘‘ Happy 4th birthday to our daughter Mckayla Raven Patricia McLean love mom and dad Happy 4th birthday to our sister mckayla love Tynisha, Tomika and Mitchell -May 29th ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Happy Birthday aunty Connie Archambault Happy birthday Aunty Christine Walkus Happy birthday Bro Leroy Charlie Happy birthday Sis Donna A. Williams all in May From: Priscilla Charlie-Iraheta +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Happy Sweet 16th to my girl Barbara Anne on May 22nd also a very happy birthday to Aunty Mary V Rufus on the same day! Birthday wishes to; ~ neph Evan James on May 23rd. ~ my godson Alex on May 24th. ~ Sis Connie on May 26th. ~ sis Melanie on May 27th. ~ Sis Vanessa Walkus & Niece Mckayla on May 29th. ~ happy sweet 16th also to my niece Alisha on May 30th. ~ Uncle Johnny Henderson May 31st. Lots of Love; Mom/Aunty/Sis Tiff & Family

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Very special birthday wishes to my son Evan nd also princess Amira.. (May 23rd) also Brother jimmy king nd jazmin (May 27th) ()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()() Happy Sweet 16th to our God-daughter Barbara on May 22nd also to our other God-daughter, Mckayla's 4th Birthday on May 29th. Happy Sweet 16th to Alisha on May 30th. Love Bud, Ness, Trin, Sierra and Buwa. ****************************************** Wishing my beautiful niece mckayla a happy 4th birthday may 29th , love u lots sweety , enjoy your day to the fullest love uncle Thomas , an Jolene Denise an baby linden ################################### Wishing my Son Alexander Heuman a Happy Birthday for May 24th. I love you. anD Hope you have a great day. Love from Mom, Dad, Sis Mary-Jane. Also birthday wishes To his birthday buddies for that day. Patti S, Rita A, LeRoy Charlie. Hope you all have great day also. from Natasha, Harry, Alexander, Mary-Jane. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Birthday blessings.... For my son Gavin's 12 th year... May 21rst ..And also to and for my babe Chad on my 23rd >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

MESSAGE FROM LUCY SCOW G-N BAND, IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF A JOB YOU MUST COME TO THE BAND OFFICE AND FILL OUT A CALL OUT LIST IN ORDER FOR ME TO PHONE YOU IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU LEAVE AN EXACT NUMBER I CAN REACH YOU AT FOR THAT SOMETIMES I DO NOT HAVE TEXTING…THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING…ANYMORE QUESTIONS PLEASE PHONE THE BAND OFFICE (250) 949- 8343

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