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UPDATE ON HOME LAND PROJECTS In the Yo! News from Feb. 7 you may remember we wrote about the three TRM projects that are happening right now: 1. Reconstructing Ba'as 2. The Ba'as Lands Plan 3. The Strategic Forests Management Plan.

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In the Yo! News from Feb. 21 we gave some more information about the forestry-related activities that have been happening for these TRM projects. This is a quick update on activities that have been happening since then.

(Please note that, while these activities focus heavily on the Ba'as area, similar work is planned for Takush.)

3-4 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UPDATE 5-8 GOOD FOOD BOXES UPDATE 9 ELDERS UPDATE 10 G-N RECYCLING FACILITY 11 THINK YOU MIGHT BE DIABETIC? 12 PUBLIC WORKS UPDATE 13 SPORTS AND RECREATION UPDATE 14-19 ABORIGINAL HONOUR PROUD MILITARY TRADITION 20 FREE LEGAL CLINIC 21 INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN HEALTH CARE 22 ABORIGINAL ART & STORIES COMPOTISION 23 NAMGIS COMMUNITY SERVICE JOB OPPORTUNITY 24 THE NEW ADDICTIONS COMING TO TOWN! 25 BIRTHDAY WISHES/ REQUEST 26 LOCAL JOB POSTING

On February 24 we had the second round of community meetings. We had a daytime meeting with the elders and council, and an evening meeting that was open to anyone. There were over a dozen attendees for the daytime meeting, and about 20 community members at the evening meeting. The purpose of these meetings was to talk about the Reconstructing Ba'as project, and answer questions like: If we could build ONE thing in Ba'as, what should we build there? What kind of things DON'T you want to see there? Do you see yourself moving to Ba'as to live? Moving there to work? It was really nice to talk about these questions. Our elders shared some stories of what it was like to live in the home lands when they were younger. Bird (Alfred Rufus) emphasized the challenges of living off the land: "You can't just stay home and put the TV on. You gotta work, all the time. You gotta get up early in the morning." Mostly the elders agreed that they would rather see some small projects happen RIGHT AWAY than wait for a big project. They suggested the following ideas: Clear land to make a better camping spot Get a portable sawmill out there to create lumber Focus on building a dock and "loading zone" where people can unload their groceries and gear Betty stressed the need to make any cabins or structures comfortable, so that people WANT to stay for long trips and don't want to go home after just one night over there.

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Rediscovery camp for all ages (learn survival skills, culture) Healing lodge/activiteis Thomas Henderson Sr. spoke to everyone about the traditional protocols of returning to the home lands. There was agreement that whatever happens over there can't be guided by the government, it has to belong just to our people. The TRM project team is taking these notes and suggestions and will be creating a business plan for some kind of multi-use structure that includes a lot of the features discussed at both meetings. The next community meetings are this coming week, March 13-14. Location and time will be posted asap, hope to see you there! Gila'kasla, Colleen Hemphill and the Treaty Team

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

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Band Office

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

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

(250) 949-8343

Margaret Bernard, Finance

finance@gwanak.info / (250) 902-2308

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

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To get on the agenda please contact Les Taylor

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

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 Native Courtworker Office

(250) 902-2223

Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Elders Centre Silena George Elders’ Coordinator

Gary Walkus: (250) 230-3852

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

Health & Social Development & Ec. Dev. Portfolios

Victor Walkus: (250) 230-3855

Health & Social Development, Housing, Forestry, Ec. Dev., and Recreation Portfolios Eddie Charlie: (250) 230-9251

Housing Portfolio

Sandra Charlie: (250) 230-4677

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

Front Desk: (250) 949-8131 / Fax: (250) 949-6811 Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw School

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

Housing Portfolio

Darryl Coon: (250) 230-0360

Housing Portfolio

Eke Me-Xi School

(250) 949-8332

Terry Walkus: (250) 230-2459

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Economic Development Update Over the next few weeks I will try to bring our community up to speed with regards to the economic development corporation work that has been happening over the last number of months. I will be starting this update with some graphics and will continue to build and grow these graphics until the whole picture of the structure of the Ecdev Corporation is revealed. This structure has been discussed with many of our community members at ecdev meetings over the last few years. At these meetings the community consistently spoke about the desire to have an ecdev corporation to “separate politics from business”, these comments have not been lost on Chief and Council and they also advocated for a structure that saw a distinct separation from the everyday workings of the ecdev corporation and the Chief and Council. It is important over the next few weeks to read about what each section; Community, Chief and Council, Ecdev Board, CEO, Managers, employees, consultants have as a responsibility to look after. There are a number of things that may look different to you but please be patient hopefully in another few weeks after all of the updates it will start to make more sense. Community: Currently the community members who live on reserve have the ability to elect new councillors every two years as well as a new Chief Councillor every two years. We operate under what is considered to be a “custom election code”. Our community is electing individuals who they feel will best represent them on all kinds of issues; health and family, education, Elders, housing, social development, fisheries, Natural PAGE 3

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resources, band administration, treaty, and economic development. It is very important that the community elects the best candidate available who will work at making the right decisions in all of these different areas for the greater community. It is the community’s responsibility to ensure that they are as informed as possible about all matters that may affect their community. There is an amazing amount of work happening right now and our community needs to be aware of all that it means. From the economic development corporation perspective it is very important that you elect the candidate that will work with you, communicate back to you what is happening as well as bring forward any ideas that you may have. One other piece (A fun one too!) is at an annual general meeting with the ecdev corporate board the community tells Chief and Council and the ecdev board how they would like to spend any profits that may come back to the community. Many communities have many different ideas as how to spend this money and I’m sure that our community members will have some terrific ideas! It is vital that we create long lasting sustainable businesses to support our community in the years ahead. Chief and Council: Wow what an amazing variety of things your Councillors and Chief Councillor have to be aware of! This job is not for the faint of heart… Your council members must be aware of all of the activities that are happening in all of the areas mentioned above (health and family, education, Elders, housing, social development, fisheries, Natural resources, band administration, good governance, treaty, and economic development) and they are asked to become very knowledgeable around certain areas, we call this taking on a portfolio. Each councillor has one or more of the areas described above as their specific responsibility to know and understand, they are then asked to report to all 03/07/2014


of council what they know about certain topics before decisions are made. A strong Council will reach out to their technical team and ask questions and look for information about different topics. Council will also listen to the community and bring your perspectives to the table. Decisions made by Council have huge legal and economic responsibilities tied to them. Everything that happens for the Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw Nations has to be signed by Chief and Council and they are held accountable for their Fiduciary responsibility (more on this in the next issue). Every project, economic development activity, treaty related measure, referral, planning exercise, base funding agreement, basically everything that is associated with the GNN is the responsibility both legally and financially of your Chief and Council.

and Council who in turn answers to you the community.

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See what I mean? Those people are busy, and that was only the tip of the ice burg… Ok, so now we have some better idea of what Chief and Council are responsible for, we can talk about how they fit in the whole “ecdev structure”. Chief and Council who are elected by you the community, appoint directors to guide the work of the ecdev corporation. The directors cannot be Chief and Council (explanation to come) but they must be appointed by Chief and Council. The number of directors that have been identified for our ecdev board is 5. The board of directors (which is an unpaid position) should be very knowledgeable about business, finances, legal structures, corporate set ups, have an education or back ground in business or economics. There will be a full job description in the posting for these positions in the weeks to come. By having an independent board for the ecdev corporation we have accomplished a number of things that will protect the Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw Nations from potential liability and tax issues. This board answers to the Chief

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In next week’s newsletter I will add a few more “boxes” to our picture. If you have any questions about this or any other economic development work please come and see me or call/text. Gilakasla Conrad Browne Economic development 250 230 5081

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COOKING CLASSES, OVERWAITEA TOURS AND PAVILIONS: As some of you may have noticed a pavilion has been built between the community garden and the bus shed. It was built with funds from a grant we were awarded from New Horizons for Seniors. The purpose of the pavilion is to provide a place where the Elders can teach youth how to prepare and barbeque salmon the traditional way. Community members can also use it as a space to clean and process salmon when food fish is delivered. It’s important to note that the pavilion was built for the Elders, so they may have some rules and guidelines they would like to set out regarding it’s use.

Ardy Beleznai, a timber-frame carpenter, along with the help of Brandon Walkus and Rolando King, built the pavilion. Ardy was able to teach Brandon and Rolando about timber-frame carpentry. There was a short time frame to have it built, because it had to be finished before March 15th, 2014, but Ardy, Rolando and Brandon were able to have it built within three weeks! Leo Lawson

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put in a lot of work on this project by coordinating with the vendors and suppliers, creating a budget and much more. We are very thankful for the hard work of Leo, Ardy, Brandon, Rolando, Ernie, Alvin and all others who helped with this project. Andrea and I had scheduled a cooking demo on Friday March 7th at 1:30 pm, but we have to postpone it until Wednesday, March 12th from 11 am to 1pm. We’ve realized that it will be too difficult to sort and pack the Good Food Bags as well as have the cooking demo at the same time. So the Cooking demos will be held on a different day. Sorry for any inconvenience. There is still time to sign up for the cooking demos at the Health & Family Services Building Reception or Band Office Reception. As mentioned in the last Yo!News, Andrea and I will be giving Overwaitea Healthy Shopping tours. You can sign up for these at the Health & Family Services Reception and the Band Office Reception. A date and time will be set after we see how many people are interested. On the following page you will find a guide to reading food labels. The aim of these is to help you make informed decisions about the types of foods you buy from the grocery store. Keep well, Lucy hemphill, Food Security & Nutrition Coordinator lucyhemphill7@gmail.com

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Ingredients list Food labels, including the Nutrition Facts table and Ingredients list found on packaged foods, can help you make healthier food choices. The document on the previous page should help you read the Nutrition Facts Table, but here’s some information about the Ingredients List. The ingredient list shows all the ingredients in a packaged food. A good general rule of thumb when it comes to ingredients is: less is better and if you can’t pronounce something on a label, you probably don’t want it in your body. Ingredients are listed in order of weight, beginning with the ingredient that weighs the most and ending with the ingredient that weighs the least. This means that a food contains more of the ingredients found at the beginning of the list, and less of the ingredients at the end of the list. So if an ingredients list has sugar in the first three ingredients, you probably want to avoid it.

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In general, try to avoid these ingredients: -Aspartame, saccharin & acesulfame-k These artificial sweeteners have been linked to many health issues. -BHA and BHT These chemicals are often added to food to preserve fats and have been linked to tumor growth in animals. -High fructose corn syrup Research has yielded conflicting results as to whether high fructose corn syrup is linked to obesity, but it's best to limit your intake. -Trans fat Also known as “partially hydrogenated oil,” trans fats have been shown to raise your bad cholesterol and increase chance of heart disease. -Sodium nitrates/nitrite These preservatives are used with a lot of processed meats.

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Elders Update Well hello everyone! I hope you are keeping well. Here is an outlook of what we have been up to at the Elders Center: Mondays are still Elders Day! Starts at 10am to 3pm. We have been experiencing low attendees due to work, illness, etc. I strongly encourage all of the Elders to come as it is a place to learn new things and visit with each other, as well with the staff that you all were wanting to see ;) Catering jobs have been a huge hit this past month. I have had people that attended Vancouver Island Universities grad ceremony last Friday sending me messages how great our catering & food was. Way to go team!

We had our very first kick off for cookimg class with Eximeki Wednesday. We had 2 Elders show up for lunch which is better than none. We will be doing this once a month with them. Hopefully we get more attending.

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Elders Council has had some pretty interesting meets the last couple of weeks. We have been brainstorming where we are going to go this summer. We will discuss that further again over lunch this Monday March 10. So please be here for 10 so you don't miss out.

Once we have our options on the table, I will be going door to door with voting ballots and that way it will be an honest input rather tjan feeling like you have to vote with the majority. After all, this is YOUR trip and your decision right ;) Hope to see most of you there. I understand not everyone can make it all the time. To entice you a bit, there will be a door prize. Each time you come, your name will be entered to win a trip down island with yours truly to go get your shopping done! No you won't get spending money. A ride with lots of space is all I can offer you at this time. Please note I have a big truck or a car for us to go on. 2 people will get to go this first round. Gilakasla Silena

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G&N RECYCLING FACILITY

By now, some community members might be wondering about construction activity taking place across from Wakas Hall on Henderson Street. Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations (GNN) received $97,000 to construct a recycling facility for the community. The facility will also act as a Transfer Station for larger household waste, metals and construction debris. Band Administration office is developing a community education pamphlet that will be delivered door to door on the initial operations of the facility / transfer station. We will provide updates and further announcements through future newsletters, community events and on G&NN website. We currently have an agreement to recycle certain materials through MultMaterials British Columbia (MMBC) starting May 19, 2014. MMBC is a new stewardship program being implemented by the Province. We hope to achieve similar agreements with other Stewardship Programs. Further information about MMBC and other Stewards will be provided through our education program. Thank you to Chief and Council and GNN Administration for supporting this initiative. We are looking at doing a major community clean-up from any saving to our capital budget. Thank you.

Leo Lawson, G&NN, Capital Specialist Officer

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Think You Might Have Diabetes?

Take a little quiz and see:

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1.Feeling thirsty 2.Urinating more than usual 3.Blurry vision 4.Feeling irritable 5.Tingling in hands or feet 6.Wounds are slow to heal 7.Feeling tired all the time 8.Have itchy skin 9.Skin is darkening around neck or armpits (anthosis nigricans) 10.Yeast infections 11.Lost a lot of weight in a short amount of time (10 to 20 lbs in less than 3 months) Name

Phone number:

Please answer and return to Health & Family Services. I am hoping to get a better idea of the health of our community. You can email me at andrea_walkus@telus.net or by phone 250-902-2275 or in person. All those that return questionnaires will be entered into a draw. Thank you for your participation.

Please make an appointment with your doctor/nurse practitioner right away if you have 5 or more of these symptoms. Diabetes is forever, prediabetes (prediabetes is when you have a higher than normal blood sugar and some of the symptoms. Only a blood test can confirm diabetes) is not. Draw date: March 15, 2014.

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BIRTHDAY WISHES/REQUESTS Happy 50th birthday to Joanne brotchie from Rolando _________________________________________________ Congrats to Sabrina little and Peter George on their newest bundle of joy. (Erin Marian George) _________________________________________________ Happy birthday to sister/auntie Sarah Lancaster. Lots of love from Bill, Alice, Jeremy, Chass and Shandi. And happy 13th birthday to Shandi !!! Lots of love from Dad, mom, Jeremy and Chass. Both march 17 _________________________________________________ Happy Birthday to my uncle Norman Charlie Sr we love you Uncle so much. From Priscilla CharlieIraheta Luis Charlie Luis Iraheta Diana Charlie & baby Rj. March 4th In loving memory of my son Homer Wilson Jr was born March 8 th 1995. ________________________________________________ Special birthday wishes going out to our son Weldon Robert on March 4th lots of love from mommy daddy brother & baby _______________________________________________ Happy 1st birthday to a very special girl Carla Charlie March 23rd Also to my dad Bruce Sr who's turning 52 From BabyGirl , Mark & Kids. __________________________________________________ Be kind to Mother Earth Please throw your garbage in the garbage Not all foods are good for stray/owned animals, please don't throw your left over foods outside.Have a good day From Sally George. _________________________________________________ Happy birthday to a special uncle, Spruce Wamiss, on March 12th, 2014 __________________________________________________ Happy Birthday Grandpa Spruce Wamiss We Love you grandpa. Happy Birthday Granny Sarah Walkus we Love you. Hope you both enjoy your Special day. From Priscilla Charlie-Iraheta. __________________________________________________ Thanks to everyone who helped or contributed in our time of need loves to all very much appreciated from Bonita Wallas. __________________________________________________

Pray for my sister Abby. I can't be there for her but my heart is!!! The three mmm's. from Meri Sibley ___________________________________________ Wishing my niece Cherilynn Summer a very Happy Birthday on March 10th, my uncle Sam Walkus March 11th, Samson Cecil March 13th, Weldon March 4th, Tom Henderson JR. March 27th and anyone else who has a Bday in March! May God richly bless you all! Sent with tons of love from Lorna, Tom and Taylor! _________________________________________________ Would have been our late Grandpa John Charlie 80th Birthday on March 14. Risp Grandpa until we meet again. From Priscilla Charlie-Iraheta. _________________________________________________ Happy Birthday ~ March 10th, going out to My Baby girl "Judyreanne" Mommy loves you baby. From Your Brother's Clarence, Gerald, Norman & Sister's Thlia , Adadzi Special wishes going out to my brother Bruce sr. (MARCH 23) love ya man. __________________________________________________ Happy birthday Thomas Jack on March 24th. Love from Denise, Linden, and Jolene. __________________________________________________ Happy birthday Aunty Sarah Lancaster n Shandi Wamiss march 17th & my miracle brother Thomas jack march 24th happy anniversary to Trisha m Wes mar 24th we love you all n have a great day from Joanna, Rolando n kids. __________________________________________________ I’D like to wish my uncle/daddy cuzzin Thomas jack a happy birthday on March 24th, love u so much from Thomas jack an family of the G/N nation from Thomas Jack _________________________________________________ My bad , Birthday book your on the air hello I’D to Wiss my Aunty Sarah an cuzzin shandi a happy birthday on March 17th and a happy anniversary to 2 very specials friends of mine Wes an Trish Walkus on March 24th , love you all from Denise linden Jolene and Thomas. _________________________________________________ Happy 13th Birthday to our beautiful daughter/sister Serena Jaelin Richelle love Mom , Dad Wilfred , Felicia & Nolan (March 5th)

HEY TOO EARLY TO SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHASHAM FROM Lillian West.

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LOCAL JOB POSTING Cashier / Salesclerk-Full-Time Company: Supreme Convenience Store Expiry Date: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 9am Details: Must be able to look around and see what needs to be accomplished in their shift. Must be able to work well with staff and be diligent in giving excellent customer service. Qualifications & Experience: Food Safe certificate, till experience, excellent customer service , good work ethic. How to apply: Email resume to supreme@shaw.ca or Fax resume to 250-897-3153 Relief Housekeeper/Chef-Full-Time Company: Great Bear Nature tours Expiry Date: Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9am Details: Great Bear Nature Tours is seeking a highly motivated candidate to work as the Relief Housekeeper/Chef at our ecotourism lodge on the central coast of British Columbia. We host people from around the world to see the grizzly bears of the Great Bear Rainforest. The lodge accommodates a maximum of 16 guests, thus providing a very personal experience. Job Description: As the Relief Housekeeper/Chef, you will work as the Lodge Chef when the fulltime chef has their days off, and the Lodge Housekeeper when the fulltime housekeeper has their days off. While housekeeping, you will have responsibility for the cleanliness of the lodge, and the comfort of the guests while at the lodge. While cooking, you will be cooking for up to 16 guests and 5-8 staff. The quality of food at Great Bear Lodge is characterized as ‘wilderness gourmet’ and is an essential part of the experience. In addition to being passionate about preparing great food, you will also need excellent time management skills. These positions offer a unique opportunity gain customer service skills in the area of ecotourism while living in an amazing wilderness setting. Your housekeeping duties would include: • All house-keeping duties for the lodge, including changing rooms on guests departure. • Cooking meals for guests and staff when the Lodge Chef has days off. • Training and supervising volunteer housekeepers. • Acting as a welcoming host to the guests when they take breaks from wildlife viewing, for example by providing warm drinks/snacks and by interacting with the guests. • Occasional general maintenance of the lodge such as painting and gardening. PAGE 26

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• Maintaining communication with guides while they are in the field. Your chef duties would include: • Preparing and serving delicious and well-presented lunches, snacks and dinners for up to 16 guests. • Preparing nutritious lunches and dinners for 5-8 staff. • Kitchen clean-up and management of food storage areas. • Ordering food and supplies and maintaining inventory. We are a small team and occasionally you may be called upon to assist with other tasks that are outside of your job description. Details: • Period of employment will run from May through October. • The anticipated work schedule is 8 days working at the lodge, 6 days off in “town”. However this may change during season as needs dictate. Room and board provided at the lodge, as is transportation to and from Port Hardy (from the lodge). • Port Hardy is the town, which is small by most standards, and 3 hours north of Campbell River. • You will be sharing a room in the staff bunkhouse. • We work in a rainforest. It can rain daily for two weeks. It can also be sunny for two weeks. • This is a relatively small floating facility, which feels like living on a large boat. Qualifications & Experience: Minimum Position requirements: 1. Strong interpersonal skills, clean professional appearance 2. Driven to provide excellent customer service and exceed customer expectations on a daily basis. 3. Ability to work cheerfully and independently in a remote lodge for long periods of time, working and living very closely with other staff members and guests. Highly Desirable additional qualifications: 1. Working verbal ability in any of the following languages: German, Italian, French, Spanish, or Japanese. (In order of importance) 2. FOODSAFE certification, or other certification for food handling. 3. First Aid training. Additionally Successful Candidates will: 1. Be self-starters with a strong work ethic. 2. Be independent and respectful of other staff work obligations and personal space.

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3. Savor life in a remote wilderness setting with limited access to communication or traditional social life. How to apply: Please email a cover letter and resume with 3 references. At least 2 of them should be work related and all must have both e-mail addresses and contact phone numbers. Email materials to Marg Leehane or Adele de Wit at info@greatbeartours.com. All emails will be acknowledged and selected applicants will be contacted by email and phone for interviews by phone or in person. Front Office Part Time-Part-Time Company: Great Bear Nature Tours Expiry Date: Friday, March 14, 2014 - 9am Details: Great Bear Nature Tours is seeking a highly motivated candidate to work in our office in Port Hardy. The Port Hardy office provides customer and logistical support for our grizzly-bear viewing tours, which are conducted at our floating Great Bear Lodge on the central coast of BC. The management team and other staff are based at the lodge itself. Job Description: You will have responsibility for operating the office for Great Bear Nature Tours in Port Hardy. The position is part time, with some weekend work required. Most days you will work alone, while some days you will share the work with another staff person. Period of employment to run from late April until mid-October. Your responsibilities will include the following: • Customer Service and Sales: answering phone and email inquiries and taking bookings; entering all client information in a computer system; processing credit card payments; sending invoices. • Meeting clients as they prepare to board the floatplane for the Great Bear Lodge, and once again when they return from the lodge. • Provide logistical support to the Great Bear Lodge: purchase all groceries and other items required by the lodge, disposal of recyclables and trash. • Schedule floatplane transportation for the clients and staff • General office duties: receiving packages; faxing and filing, preparing paperwork for the bookkeeper, sending marketing material. Qualifications & Experience: Minimum Position requirements: 1. Basic computer proficiency. 2. Strong interpersonal skills, clean professional appearance. 3. Driven to provide excellent customer service and exceed expectations on a daily basis. 4. Personal car (will be reimbursed for usage). 5. Physical capability to assist in loading planes with groceries. How to apply: PAGE 27

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Please email a cover letter and resume with 3 references. At least 2 of them should be work-related and preferably have both e-mail addresses and contact phone numbers. Email materials to Marg Leehane at marg_leehane@greatbeartours.com. All emails will be acknowledged and selected applicants will be contacted by email and phone for interviews by phone or in person. Mobile Health Professional-Casual Company: Quality Underwriting Services Expiry Date: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 9am Details: Duties include:documenting health history, drawing blood, urine specimens & ECG's for applicants who have applied for insurance. Scheduling your appointments, send specimens to the labs & use of an on-line computer management program for all updates and communications. Remuneration is based on a fee schedule for services performed on a per case basis. Qualifications & Experience: Qualifications include:Lab Tech,Lab Tech Assistant ,LPN, RN, RCA or Paramedic. MUST have Venipuncture skills & own vehicle. How to apply: Email resume to jackie_hannay@qus.ca or call 250 652-0362 or 800 479-7240 if you have any questions. Dishwasher-Part-Time Company: Sporty Bar & Grill Wage: $10.25/hr + tips Expiry Date: Monday, March 10, 2014 - 9am Details: Duties include dishwashing & making pizza deliveries. Prefer kitchen experience. Requires Class 5 DL & clean abstract. Knowledge of Port Hardy area in an asset. Position could become full-time. Qualifications & Experience: N/A How to apply: Email Alfons Bauer: sportybar@telus.net; in person 8700 Hastings St. Mail: Box 113 Port Hardy BC V0N2P0 Quality Control Coordinator-QMP-C-Seasonal Company: Keltic Seafoods Wage: TBA Expiry Date: Friday, March 7, 2014 - 8am Details: Training will be provided. Qualifications & Experience: Maintain Keltic Seafoods QC Plan, monitor all aspects of processing, ensure compliance with CFIA regulations, QM reports. Must have experience in seafood industry, excellent record keeping ability, MS Office,HACCP, WHMIS, prefer OFA 3 or 1 How to apply: HR Manager: Keltic Seafoods Ltd. Fax: 250-949-8825 Phone: 250-949-2973 email HR@kelticseafoods.com or mail to Box 1559 Port Hardy V0N 2P0 03/07/2014


Market Co-Ordinator-Full-Time Company: Seagate Market Inc Wage: TBD Expiry Date: Friday, March 7, 2014 - 8am Qualifications & Experience: Must be physically fit. Excellent People Skills, works well with others and the public. Time management skills, able to multitask. Must be organized. Able to work as a team player as well as alone. Must have a drivers licence as well as a clean drivers abstract. Part Time Position possibly leading to full time work in the future. How to apply: Please email resumes to carrie.seagateinc@gmail.com Noon Hour Supervisor (CUPE #8)-Part-Time Company: School District 85 Wage: $19.74 HR Expiry Date: Friday, March 7, 2014 - 8am Details: NOON HOUR SUPERVISOR Pay Rate : $19.74 per hour Location : Eagle View Elementary School Hours of Work : 5 hours per week Start Date : ASAP Reporting To : Mr. Malcolm Fleeton, Principal, Eagle View Elementary School Qualifications & Experience: JOB SCOPE Reports to the principal. Supervises students during lunch break.Works without close supervision.Performs duties of a confidential nature. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Supervises designated areas during lunch hour, according to established procedures. Keeps a record of incidents as required. Ensures students do not leave school property without permission. Reports injuries and behavioral problems to the principal or designate. Performs other duties necessarily incidental to those assigned above. QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE Secondary school graduation (with Dogwood Certificate or equivalent) preferably supplemented by specialized courses applicable to work situation. Ability to maintain good working relationships with school staff and students. Good interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather. Valid Level 1 first aid certificate. Related experience preferred. How to apply: Please direct all applications to: Mr. John Martin, Secretary-Treasurer School District No. 85 (Vancouver Island North) P.O. Box 90, Port Hardy, B.C. VON 2PO

Company: Seagate Hotel Inc. Expiry Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 8am Qualifications & Experience: Set up rooms, chambermaid duties, cleaning. Must be physically fit, able to lift, good attention to detail & time mgmt skills, WHMIS is an asset, previous experience preferred. How to apply: Apply by email carrie.seagateinc@gmail.com Substitute IT or ECCE Worker-Casual Company: Kwigwis Daycare Wage: DOE & licence Expiry Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 8am Details: We are looking for licensed substitutes to work with children in our licensed daycare centre-food prep, programming, supervise & interact with children & staff. Qualifications & Experience: Infant Toddler or ECCE certificate & license, Dr note of health, TB test,First Aid, 19 + yrs of age, references, criminal record check, team player, sense of humour How to apply: Fax: 250.949.9015 Mail or in person: 99A Tsakis Way Fort Rupert BC ECCE or ECCE Assistant-Full-Time Company: Kwigwis Daycare Wage: TBD Expiry Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 8am Qualifications & Experience: Able to cover breaks, assist with program planning, snacks, clean up, field trips, be a team player, interact with children, families and staff.

Must have ECCE License or ECCE Assistant Certificate. A Dr's Note, criminal record check, 19 years old. TB Test First Aid, flexibility, sense of humour and a forward thinker. Start Date Feb 17th How to apply: Please apply with a Cover Letter, Resume and 2 written references. Fax resume to 250-949-9015 or Mail to P.O. Box 1440, Port Hardy BC, V0N2P0. Or drop off in person

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