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SPORTS Page 15

PAGE 11 Students clean up a stream for salmon fry.

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Mysterious orcas visit harbour

Office politics

Sport fishermen protest halibut allocation policy outside the North Island campaign office of Federal Conservative candidate John Duncan Tuesday as Duncan meets with constituents inside following the official opening of his campaign office in Port Hardy. J.R. Rardon photo

Many Port McNeill residents were whale watching on the evening of March 30th and they didn’t have to leave their homes to do so! A group of 12 offshore killer whales was extremely active right in front of the community; even repeatedly spyhopping (popping their heads out of the water). To have whales this visible near your home is a great gift but, all the more remarkable is that these were very mysterious, threatened whales. “Offshores” are a distinct type of killer whale that does not mate with the killer whales that eat marine mammals (“transients”) nor with those that feed on fish, mostly salmon (“residents”). About 300 individual offshores have been pho-

Sea Green with Jackie Hildering tographed but studying them is usually very difficult. As their name suggests, they are most often near the continental shelf and they are very wideranging. Offshores weren’t even identified till 1979 and weren’t confirmed to be a distinct population

See page 5 ‘Orca sighting rare’

Two weeks jail time for accessing child porn Teresa Bird Gazette staff PORT ALICE – David Morgan will add 14 days in jail to the two years of “hell” he has endured since being charged with accessing child pornography on a computer at work. Judge Brian Saunderson made the ruling Mar. 30 in Port Hardy Provincial Court. Morgan was charged in 2009 after four pages of

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paper depicting 51 pornographic images of pre-teen girls was discovered on a Neucel Specialty Cellulose printer by an employee, Crown Counsel Leslie Fillingham told the court. Neucel turned the pages over to Port Alice RCMP. A special technical unit of the RCMP was called in to investigate. The mill was on a shutdown at the time, with only


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a skeleton crew working, so it did not take long to narrow down the computer and the employee who was browsing the internet for the images. “Mr. Morgan was one of two supervisors with access to the computer,” said Fillingham. “It (accessing the images online) was discovered to be while Mr. Morgan was on shift. The computer was in a supervi-

sor’s trailer. Police received a warrant to put surveillance cameras in that trailer to see who was browsing,” said Fillingham. Over a two-week time period video evidence was collected of Morgan viewing child and other pornography. Fillingham, noted Morgan, a father and grandfather, was not involved in the creation of the images, only viewing them online.

As well, while Morgan admitted to accessing and viewing the images, he remains adamant he did not print the pages found on the printer. Fillingham described the images as in the “lower end” of the range of child pornography. “The images depicted girls aged six to 10 in sexually suggestive poses,” said Fillingham. “The children

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Woman who killed spouse called 911 Paul Rudan Black Press ZEBALLOS – Was Marguerite John acting in self defence or did she kill her commonlaw husband to end an abusive relationship? That’s a question being contemplated by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Douglas Halfyard as John’s trial came to a close on Mar. 15 in Campbell River. The 33-year-old Zeballos resident is charged with manslaughter in the stabbing death of her estranged husband Russell John. The 42-year-old died from a single stab wound to the heart on March 7, 2009. Just seconds after he was stabbed in his uncle’s home on the Ehattesaht Reserve, Marguerite made a frantic 911

call. “He’s bleeding to death!â€? Marguerite told the ambulance operator, in a recording heard during the trial. “I stabbed him in the chest‌he’s bleeding to death, we need an ambulance fast!‌

But on that night, the two began drinking vodka which led to an argument. The next morning, said Fillingham, Marguerite was angry at Russell because her trailer was a mess and her key was missing.

“He’s bleeding to death! I stabbed him in the chest ...� Marguerite John

Russell, wake up!� Russell died before an air ambulance was able to fly him to hospital. She had kicked him out of their home several months earlier, in an attempt to stop drinking, but it appeared they were trying to reconcile their relationship.

She went to where Russell was staying and slapped him on the cheek to wake him from his stupour. Moments later, she stabbed Russell in the chest with a folding knife. She later told police she stabbed him to avoid being beaten.

Rhythm of life

Drummers led the way in the parade held as part of the Gift of Life Gathering at Quatsino Reserve Tuesday. See next week’s Gazette for J.R. Rardon photo full ccverage of the event.

‘More than average hostility’ for accused from page 1 his actions and has benefitted significantly from treatment and counselling. Morgan has also endured the ire of the community, said his lawyer Al Garvey. “This is a Port Alice case ... there has been more than the average amount of hostility and aggression toward Mr. Morgan and his wife,� said Garvey. “To a certain degree you are going to be shunned by your com-

munity but Port Alice goes far beyond that.� McGarvey outlined how Morgan and his wife, 30-year residents of Port Alice, have been ostracized and threatened by members of the community. McGarvey said the pre-sentence report indicates the risk level for Morgan to sexually reoffend is low if he continues treatment. Both lawyers agreed the penalty should be closer to the minimum


sentence of 14 days, but disagreed on the terms of Morgan’s probation. Crown counsel wanted Morgan prohibited from being present in a public park or place where children under the age of 16 are reasonably expected to be present. But McGarvey

did not think it was necessary. Judge Saunderson agreed with the defense. “The defendant has been “completely candid ... and feels great shame and is remorseful for what he did,� said the judge during sentencing.

“He has been publicly vilified, shunned and sometimes threatened. Mr. Morgan has gone through hell for the last two years for his sin. To her great credit, his wife has helped him deal with his addiction.� In addition to 14 days in jail, Morgan will be

on probation for two years during which time internet access is prohibited and viewing of any pornography by any means prohibited. Morgan may not be alone with children, he must participate in treatment as directed and provide a DNA sample.

Election meeting planned The Port McNeill Chamber of Commerce has arranged an all-candidates meeting for April 14 at 7 p.m. at the Community Hall. All four local candidates are expected to attend.



Application to Substitute a Requirement in a Code of Practice Under the Environmental Management Act. Waste Discharge Registration No. (new) Hee-la-Dee Industrial Corporation, 225-1434 Ironwood Street, Campbell River BC V9W 5T5 is applying to the Director, Environmental Management Act to substitute a requirement in the Code of Practice for Industrial Non-Hazardous Waste Landfills Incidental to the Wood Processing Industry pertaining to a discharge of solid clean wood waste from a Dryland Log Sort located at the commonly identified “Eve River Sort�, located in the vicinity of District Lot 168, Rupert District, Adam River, Johnstone Strait. This application asks the Director to make the following substitution(s): Code Section Section 6(2)(iii)

Current Requirement in Code “So that there are at least 2 m of low permeability soil with a hydraulic conductivity of 1 X 10-6 cm/s or less...�

Requested Substitution “So that there are at least 2 m of medium permeability soil with a hydraulic conductivity of 1 X 10-3 cm/s or less...�

The intent of the Code of Practice will be met by: meeting and/or exceeding other natural control landfill siting requirements intended for protection of the public and environment. Any person who may be adversely affected by the proposed substitution and who wishes to provide relevant information may send written comments to the applicant, with a copy to the Director, Environmental Protection, Vancouver Island Region, 2080 Labieux Road, Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 6J9 within 30 days after the last date of posting, publishing, service or display. The identity of respondents and the contents of any submissions in relation to this application will become part of the public record. Contact person: Adam Mabbott, TerraWest Environmental Inc. Telephone No: (250) 412-9682 Date: March 29, 2011


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More money for local school district the $700,000 grant that must be spent next year or returned to the government. The annual facilities grant was, for many years, used to make both small and large repairs to schools. Smaller repairs were done quickly, and remaining funds from the the grant were saved year to year to tackle larger projects, explained Martin.


Teresa Bird Gazette staff Funding for school repairs has been reinstated for next year’s budget, but there are new limitations on how it can be spent. “We have minor and major projects, but it is very restrictive, we can’t accumulate it, so the biggest needs will go unattended,” secretary-treasurer John Martin said of

Last year, the grant was cut from school funding. This year about half the previous amount was designated to the district, and in the coming year the full funding will be reinstated at about $700,000. “We are not complaining; we like getting the money,” said Martin. “We are just restricted in how we use it.”

“We are not complaining; we like getting the money. We are just restricted in how we use it.” John Martin

school district that has several big projects on its plate. A new heating system at Fort Rupert Elementary will be the top priority and

The money must be used during the budget year it is granted and cannot be carried over to another year to save for a big project. And that is a dilemma for a

the least expensive project to tackle, said Martin. That project was approved at the February board meeting, contingent on funding. Two more costly projects are a new roof and structural seismic upgrades for Sunset Elementary and a new heating system for North Island Secondary, both estimated to cost more than

$1 million. More than the grant could cover. Martin said the school district may have to break the Sunset project into stages. “We could perhaps start with the gym at Sunset,” said Martin, adding the project would cost about $300,000. The district has applied for a separate capital grant for the North Island Secondary School project.

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Ferry fares proposed

ID shot of a mature male offshore on March 27. Photo taken for J. Hildering (telephoto lens).

Ken Manning trip ticket on the Tri- spend one day’s pay Gazette staff Island route from Port for every five days they North Islanders could McNeill would climb ride the ferry, and have see fares on B.C. fer- from $34 to $46.65. no choice. Seniors and ries increase by more “I don’t believe there young families will than 37 per cent by is any doubt that a 37 suffer. Students in nonthe spring of 2015 per cent fare increase school activities will be following a rate cap on the Tri-Island run discouraged from joinruling by BC Ferries will be devastating for ing. Tourists will think Commissioner Martin both our small island twice before shelling Crilly . communities,� said out to visit Sointula BC Ferries has been Marnie Crowe, Chair and Alert Bay. given the tentative of the Tri-Island Ferry The provincial govgreen light to raise Advisory Committee. ernment is being urged research purposes by major route fares by “It is isolating to be by the Ferry Advisory up to 4.15 per cent and victimized by exor- Committee Chairs to minor routes by 8.23 bitant ferry fares and increase its subsidy for per cent in each of the goes against the whole the ferry system rather next four years. idea of healthy com- than increasing fares or The regular fare for munities.� reducing service levone adult in a passenCrowe said daily els. 27th and . . . I don’t A final decision think I’ll ever quite be ger car to travel from commuters will find the same after watching Port Hardy to Prince it cheaper to park a isn’t expected before these mystery whales Rupert would increase second vehicle in Port September. The public from $590 to $809.55 McNeill. Walk-on pas- has until June 30 to surfing in 3’ waves. in 2015. sengers who work for comment at bcferryIt all just goes to The fare for a round low hourly pay will show that you never know who you’ll meet on Northern Vancouver The Port Hardy District Council story in the Mar. 31 edition of the Island! Gazette (Wind Farm gets new name and a makeover) contained two Jackie Hildering is a biologist, avid scuba errors. International Power Canada is acquiring ownership of the Cape Scott diver, and marine eduWind Farm (Phase 1) from Sea Breeze Power Corp. The two companies cator who lives in Port have not merged, and Sea Breeze Power Corp. still owns the remainder of McNeill. Learn more the Cape Scott Wind Farm project area. about the offshores at In addition, the name of Sea Breeze Wind Development manager James Griffiths was misspelled.

Orca sightings rare from page 1 until 1989. So little is known about them. Only very recently did the research of Dr. John Ford et al illuminate what the whales might be doing around the continental shelf and why their teeth are worn down so much more than the teeth of other killer whales. DNA analysis of prey samples confirmed that the diet of offshores

includes Pacific sleeper sharks (4m+), a species with very abrasive skin. The offshores’ scarred bodies served as a further hint that they may do battle with sharks. Inshore sightings of these whales provide a very unique opportunity to learn more about them e.g. what they are eating when inshore and why they are so full of toxins. Luckily one of the

world’s leading killer whale researchers, Graeme Ellis, was able to join the offshores in front of Port McNeill. He was alerted to their presence by the superstars at the Orca Lab who first heard these whales’ unique vocals in the Robson Bight area on March 25th. I too was extraordinarily privileged to be able to contribute some ID photographs from sightings on March

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A Warm Welcome to our new Member: Going back to work and needing reputable Child Care provider? Lil Amigos Day Care is the longest running licensed Family Child Care Centre in Port Hardy. The owner Mariti Mellow provides high quality childcare to Port Hardy & area children for over 19 years! That number just speaks for itself‌ For more information call: 250-949-7361 or e-mail: Filomi Days meeting Please join us for session at CafÊ Guido, April 14 at 7:00pm Just come and give us new ideas how to make this event better. There is no commitment, nobody will twist your arm to be on the committee; this is only up to you if you want to be involved in something so wonderful for the kids & adults in your home town.

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Have you always wanted to learn CPR? Can you spare 4 hours and $35? And would you like to help the people suffering in Japan? The Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce is offering 2 – CPR/A courses in support of Japan. The money will be donated through the Canadian Red Cross. The course includes CPR Community Calendar Do you have an event for adults & children, planned? Please submit how to help someone your event to us and we who is choking, how

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Ferry fares not fair Ferries are an essential part of the transportation system of the B.C. Coast. That’s why raising fares by more than 37 per cent on the minor routes over the next four years is unconscionable. Rural and remote communities have already been hit hard economically in the past two decades as fishing and forestry have downsized. Now many must leave their water-accessible communities for work, recreation and shopping. Increasing the cost to do so is punitive. As part of the highway transportation system, money needs to be spent to maintain and operate BC Ferries. For people living in remote communities, taking the ferry is the equivalent of paying a toll to use new sections of road or a new bridge elsewhere in B.C. The only difference is on the ferry the tolls keep rising and the road will never be paid for. While BC Ferries is supposed to operate somewhat independently, it is still part of the highways system and relies on provincial funding. That funding needs to be increased. Like fixing potholes in other portions of highway infrastructure, the provincial government needs to fill the gaps where fares are not enough to keep the road open. As well, the business model for BC Ferries needs to be adjusted so that profits realized on the major routes can subsidize the minor routes. Fare increases will impact all those living on Vancouver Island who will pay more for food, fuel and other products, but the hardship higher fares will impose on remote communities is inexcusable. The public has until June 30 to voice its opinion over the proposed fare increases at

We Asked You Question:

Should police services for Port Alice be dispatched from Port Hardy?

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No 82% Total votes received for this question: 60 Voting deadline is Monday at 3 p.m.

Students at Eagle View Elementary took to the stream to clean up Little Tsulquate River, in preparation for a salmon smolt release.

The telehealth system which could save many medical trips is grossly underused by patients and doctors on the North Island.

NDP aims to bring back the ‘90s VICTORIA – It’s the most shopworn cliché of the B.C. Liberal government, one that for years has induced eye-rolling in the legislature press gallery. The dark decade, the dismal decade, the decade of destruction, cabinet ministers have chanted since 2001. The 1990s, when investment, jobs and people packed up and headed for the border in response to the NDP governments of Mike Harcourt and Glen Clark. As NDP leadership candidates near the end of their marathon run of debates around the province, the front-runners are fighting hard to turn that conventional wisdom around. Vancouver-Kingsway MLA Adrian Dix makes a statistical case with his usual intensity: B.C.’s economic growth averaged around three per cent per year during the 1990s, and only two per cent during the supposedly prosperous decade of Gordon

B.C. Views Tom Fletcher


Campbell. All a B.C. government can do is create conditions that help or hinder economic growth. And there is little doubt that NDP governments of the 1990s hindered it, with taxes that caused miners to flee, choking forest regulations to appease urban environmentalists, and infantile tantrums aimed at both the Canadian and U.S. governments. Dix’s Vancouver Island rival John Horgan also wants to take back the

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1990s. He claims a list of NDP accomplishments: the Agricultural Land Reserve, B.C. Transit, the Columbia Basin Trust, the B.C. Ambulance Service. Alas, B.C. Transit is more properly attributed to B.C.’s greatest-ever socialist, W.A.C. Bennett. The ALR and ambulance service were hurried projects of the Dave Barrett regime of the early 1970s, and the ambulance service stands today as a symbol of the hazards of unionized government monopolies. The Columbia Basin Trust was a Harcourt-era accomplishment, and it’s a worthwhile effort to share the benefits of the dams on the Columbia River with the region. But the important question for B.C. voters today is, what would the next NDP government do? Today’s NDP has no coherent energy policy, just pandering to knee-jerk opposition to Site C, recant-

ed opposition to the carbon tax and some neo-Marxist claptrap that all power projects are evil unless they’re shackled to a unionized government monopoly. The NDP candidates’ recent health care debate featured promises to roll back the contracted-out health care support jobs, reconstructing the small portion of the unionized health monopoly broken up by the Campbell government. As this column noted in January, the B.C. NDP constitution remains explicitly opposed to profit and explicitly in favour of a state-controlled command economy. Harcourt and Carole James both tried to ease the party out of that rut, as Tony Blair did with the UK Labour Party. Both were dumped. Now the NDP strains to look ahead, but sees only the past. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter for Black Press.

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No bliss from Who's lived in hell? ignorance Dear editor, But for walking my dog on and picking up the Gazette of Mar. 17 and then noting the Sept. 9 2010 minutes had been replaced by those of Mar. 9 2011, I might have remained blissfully unaware of the recent CHLCC activities. Standing in the rain reading the new minutes, I noted “Adopted Minutes of Feb. 9 2011”. Minutes that I had never seen. I then trolled recent RDMW Minutes and discovered “Adopted Coal Harbour Minutes” for CHLCC meetings held Oct. 13 2010, Nov. 3 2010, Dec. 6 2010, Jan. 12 2011 and Feb. 9 2011 that were never posted in Coal Harbour. I have since obtained from the RDMW, copies of all Coal Harbour Minutes filed since 2008, a set of By-Laws the sender says “may not be complete” and made

"A new approach is needed." copies at my own expense for limited distribution. The arrogance and tactics of the CHLCC in not posting these five sets of minutes that contain serious issues and proposals that affect us all is nothing short of offensive and undemocratic. I couldn't care less that commissioners are unpaid volunteers or that the Director is remunerated. Nobody twisted any arms or forced anyone to voluntarily serve this community and I am tired of the continuing boorish, dictatorial behavior. RDMW Operations Manager Patrick Donaghy’s Coal Harbour Water Budget was carried

in the Minutes of Feb. 9 2011 and I haven’t a clue what is in it. Also in the minutes are references to illegal suites and nonpermitted suites and zoning along Coal Harbour Road. The minutes state a list of non-conforming properties will be compiled and there would be a discussion about water meters. While intent and purpose of these changes is fairness and equity, and from a business and future planning standpoint probably justified and necessary, all residents have the right to be informed. I fully endorse Ann Hory’s publicly declared comments and concur with Marie Monette. A new approach is needed. If the CHLCC and the area director are intent on minding other people’s business, increasing rates, enacting new by-laws while amending others without public meetings, input or consultation and failing to post minutes they will be challenged. Just as I intend to challenge the wisdom of locating the proposed recycling depot on the old Koprino Shop site. Is the land already so polluted it won’t make a difference? The entrance to Coal Harbour is already compromised by a burned-out residence and overall unkept property. Installation of a recycling centre so close to the aforementioned long standing eyesore even if security gated and staffed one or two days a week, provides a closer dump site that will eventually be abused. There is always more than enough litter and trash in the general vicinity that I see no benefit in encouraging more. Lee Cowen Coal Harbour

Letters to the editor

Dear editor, Re: Two weeks jail for accessing child porn in Port Alice, March 31, Comments made regarding the “hell” that David Morgan has supposedly lived through in the last two years are completely unfair as it could be no worse than that of the families that live in the neighborhood with children between the ages of 6 and 10. For two summers I have had to be concerned that he may be “turned on” by my young children as they play in the sprinkler

or run around the shared yard that backs both of our houses. Dave was a man who held a high level of trust by parents and children. He has been to every community event for years. This is a man that my children called uncle, were told was a safe person to run to in an emergency, and has been a family friend for over a decade - and I put him through hell? Why am I being judged for being upset when the security I feel raising my children in a small community was taken

away in such a brutal way. This was not an accident, Dave chose to look at those pictures, chose to use work time

"We are not evil people and we do not deserve to be painted as such." to pleasure himself, and chose to use pictures of young children to do it. I am upset that the arti-

cle paints a sob story for him and that the judge seemed not to care about the impact it has had on our community. We are not evil people and we do not deserve to be painted as such. Tanya Spafford Port Alice Editor’s note: David Morgan was convicted of accessing child pornography only, and there is no evidence that any child was at risk on his account nor that he made or distributed child pornography.

City folk have rural roots Dear editor, I would like, through your paper, to assure the Malcolm Island lady that we were very happy to help her March 23rd at Walmart when she had a very difficult situation with her ill husband. We hope everything went well and you both got home safely. You’re parting words stuck with us. You said, “Oh well I guess I should stay in my small town and not venture

out into the city.” Wrong. Please let me assure you that whatever happens in a small town is repeated and magnified a hundred times in a city and we all came from small towns at one time. It has been so long since a stranger asked me to guard her cart of purchases while she dashed back into the store that I honestly felt flattered, but heck, we are all

on camera anyway. If you would like to contact us please do so through this newspaper as I have left my name, phone number and e-mail. It was strange my adult son spoke to you earlier in the store and you both know people in Sointula and you all met again in front of me on the bench. Angels were watching over us all. Mary Nordstrom Nanaimo

Where do I get one of those election jobs? Dear editor, Wonder how things work during a federal election? The returning officer, who is appointed by the chief electoral officer, hires an average of 500 people during an election.

Two groups of personnel report to the returning officer: office staff and election officers. Have you ever seen a advertisement in any paper for positions during an election? In most areas the same faces

behind the desks keep showing up at the voting centres. Could it be an old boys’ school? John E Galbraith Port Hardy

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Mainstream strikes back

A sign of the times

Election signs are popping up around the North Island, but they are not an opportunity to advertise or express your opinions. Defacing, damaging, destroying or removing election signs is a federal offense under the Elections Act and can result in a fine or jail time or both. Teresa Bird photo

Gazette staff CAMPBELL RIVER – Mainstream Canada is fighting back over attack ads they say defame their company. Mainstream has begun legal proceedings in B.C. Supreme Court against Don Staniford and his organization The Global Alliance Against Industrial Aquaculture, for defamatory statements that have been made regarding the company’s fish farming operations. “We have a responsibility to our employees,� says Fernando Villarroel, Mainstream Canada’s Managing Director. “For a number of years certain environmental activists have been attacking our company and the industry with false and misleading statements. Our employees are working hard every day ensuring responsible aquaculture. “We adhere to the strict regulations and our company’s best management practices. Comparing fish farming with cancer is an offence to all our employees�. The ads, which sport the Norwegian flag and such slogans as “salmon farms are cancer�, “salmon farming seriously damages health�

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and “salmon farming kills around the world�, were published on the The Global Alliance Against Industrial

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Telehealth service underutilized Ken Manning Gazette staff Travelling for medical appointments is part of life for many North Islanders, but it doesn’t need to be that way. Time, expense, lost income, discomfort, distance from family and support network, accommodatons and for some, feelings of insecurity related to being alone in a distant community all erect barriers to better recovery and better health. Telehealth, from the B.C. Ministry of Health, could reduce the height of those barriers, Margarita

Loyola told the Mount Waddington Health Network. Teleheath holds the promise of removing many of the problems associated with travel but the service, which has been available for four years, is severely underutilized. Loyola said the system is most often used to allow a patient access to a distant specialist, however, the public may not be aware that the system can also be used to facilitate family visits from distant family members, doctor-doctor and doctor-nurse consulta-

tions, discharge planning where a hospital patient can meet with professionals in the home community, ophthalmological screening and even cardiology patient monitoring for people who are in their homes. In the two years 2008-2009 Medical Service Plan data shows 41 per cent of North Island residents who received medical treatment were either required to travel to, or were seen by a specialist who travelled to the patient. That percentage is second only to the Gulf Islands at 45

per cent and nearly 20 times that communities closer to urban centres

Margarita Loyola such as Saanich and Sooke. More than half the

above visits were to Campbell River and Comox (58 per cent) and the top four reasons were cardiology, plastic surgery, dermatology and urology. A further 21 per cent of medical visits were to the south end of the Island. Loyola points out that Telehealth is barely scratching the surface of what could be done. “Island wide there were over 176,000 trips taken by people seeking medical consults in the past year period (Apr. 1 to Mar. 31). This is without Telehealth – just peo-

ple travelling to see a specialist. Telehealth in this year has done over 2,000 teleconsultations thus bearly touching the surface as to how many people continue to travel – that is compared to the 176,000,” said Loyola in an email to the Gazette. So why isn’t Telehealth being better utilized? Loyola said there are a number of reasons, including reluctance by patients and physicians, a perception of decreased quality of care, space, support at the local site and scheduling and logistics. She encourages patients to


ask their doctor about the possibility of using Telehealth rather than travelling. And aside from saving time and money, using Telehealth also helps the planet. “Telehealth - since its inception has done 4,816 Teleconsultations (from March 2007 to March 2011). All of these teleconsultations include the whole Island,” said Loyola. “The number of kilometres avoided throughout the whole Island through Telehealth, 1,626,312 and 447 tons of greenhouse gases have been avoided,” said Loyola.

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April 8 Eagle View Elementary School Grade 7 fundraiser spaghetti dinner and magic show with the amazing and hilarious “Magic Gorilla” Kevin Ogren. A fun family night. $7 for adults, $5 for children. For tickets call Dianna or Connie at Eagle View school 250-949-6418 or tickets at the door. Dinner 6 p.m. Show 7:30 - 8 p.m. April 8 Much Music Dance at Lion’s Hall, Mine Road Port McNeill. Grades 5, 6 & 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. cost $10. Grades 8-12 from 8:30 to midnight - cost $20. Sponsored & chaperoned by North Island Masonic Lodge. FMI call 250-956-2912. April 9 Japan Walk Fundraiser. The Port Hardy Twinning Society invite everyone to join in a walk starting at 11:15 from Thunderbird Mall to festivities at Carrot Park. Donations to the Red Cross Japan earthquake/tsunami relief fund will be accepted. April 9 Much Music Dance at Port Hardy Civic Centre. Grades 5, 6 & 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. cost $10. Grades

MEETINGS & ONGOING EVENTS • Are you interested in being part of the team? Join the PH Fire Dept. drop-in meeting every Thursday at 7 p.m. at the fire halls. • Port Hardy Museum & Gift Shop open Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 am to noon, 1:00 to 5:00 pm. • PH Youth Health Clinic: Tues 3-5pm drop in. Family Place (back door). • PM Youth Health Clinic: Thurs 3-5pm drop in. Public Health office (beside town office). • PHSS PAC mtg every 2nd Thurs of each month @ 7pm. • Volunteers needed for a Kitchen Program Assistant for AIDS Vancouver Island. Contact Shane 250-230-0884 or shane. • Every 1st & 3rd Saturday at 7pm: Coal Harbour Activity Centre Game Night. Bring a friend. Free. FMI 250-949-0575. • PH Lions Club Bingo every Thursday. Doors open at 5:30pm. • The German Edelweiss Cultural Club meets Thurs. at 7pm in PH Inn Pub. FMI 250-230-1376.

8-12 from 8:30 to midnight - cost $20. Sponsored & chaperoned by North Island Masonic Lodge. FMI call 250-956-2912. April 9 Casino Night presented by the Malcolm Island Lions club will feature black jack, wheel of fortune, etc at F.O. Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. B.C. gaming license 31066. Admission $5. FMI phone Campbell at 250-973-6153. April 12 Port Hardy Minor Hockey Association Annual General meeting. The association desperately needs volunteers for the 2011-2012 season. What can you do to make next season another successful one? Dinner provided. Civic Centre in Port Hardy. 6 p.m. FMI call Graham 250-230-2156. April 13 In partnership with Small Business BC, Community Futures is offering a video conference seminar titled “Retail Distribution - Move Your Product Line in Retail Market” #14 - 311 Hemlock, Port McNeill. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Seating is limited so please register at 250-9562220. More information at April 15 Eagle View Fun Fair from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Eagle View Elementary School. A fundraising event for playground equipment. Support the fundraising effort while having some affordable family fun. April 16 Loonie auction at A.J. Elliot Elementary School in Sointula. Donations needed. Sign up on the list at the school. The auction will take place in the F.O. Hall. April 16 The North Island Concert Society presents Tim Williams, a blues-based singer and songwriting veteran of the Roots music scene in America. He is inspired by Hillbilly and Western Swing music heard in his childhood. 7:30 p.m. at Port Hardy Civic Centre. Tickets $20 at the Hobby Nook, Cafe Guido, PH Museum and Port McNeill Flower Shoppe.

April 17 Community Garage Sale at Port McNeill Lions Hall. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Contact Helen Scott 250-956-3673 April 20 In partnership with Small Business BC, Community Futures is offering a video conference seminar titled “Advertising Your Small Business” #14 - 311 Hemlock, Port McNeill. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Limited seating, please register at 250-956-2220. April 24 Easter Egg Hunt for all small folk in the area takes place on the Cheslakees School grounds at 1 p.m. Sponsored by the Lioness of Port McNeill. April 28 In partnership with Small Business BC, Community Futures is offering a video conference seminar titled “eCommerce and Understanding Online Payment Systems” #14 - 311 Hemlock, Port McNeill. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Seating is limited so please register at 250-9562220. More information at May 1 Broom Bashing day in Port McNeill. Bring your pruning tools and meet at the forestry office to join the battle against the invasive Broom weed. May 2 to 7 Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Treasure Island in Port McNeill. For more information call Kathy Martin at 250-956-3456.

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Dream stream On Friday Eagle View Elementary School continued a salmon enhancement program that they began in 1989. Starting top right: Zack Reardon carries a rusting pipe that he removed from the streambed. Jenna Brown helps Jasmine Crawford balance on the stepping stones. In the background Eileah Cotter crosses to where Adrian Heemels is helping Emma Harrison climb the bank. Kalina Cotter finds another piece of trash on the banks of the stream. Emma Jensen makes her way carefully along the bank of the stream. Laura Chilson celebrates a successful jump onto one of the stepping stones. Behind her Savannah Hopkins prepares for the same jump. Jamie Harrison holds a trash bag open so Jasmine Crawford and Eileah Cotter can deposit some trash. Background photo: Emily Ken Manning photos Keamo.


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Missoula theatre to hold auditions Gazette staff Missoula Children’s Theatre will be making its annual pilgrimage to the North Island this spring. And this time members will be seeking hidden treasure. The touring company, which presents adapted classic children’s stories featuring a cast of local children, will host auditions for Treasure Island Monday, May 2, beginning at 3:30 p.m. in the Sunset Elementary School gym. Auditions will run until 5:30 p.m., and some of those who have been selected will be asked to remain for a rehearsal immediately following the auditions. Students from kindergarten through Grade 7 are invited to audition, and no advance preparation is necessary. Parts are available for actors and for backstage assistant directors. Students earning parts will need to be available for additional afternoon and evening rehearsals throughout the week. The play will be presented to the public Saturday, May 7 at Pioneer Theatre. Missoula Children’s Theatre touring productions feature teams of two actors/directors, traveling in a truck with complete sets, props, makeup and costumes for its productions. The members put young students

Liam Aoki and Josiah Waines performed in Missoula’s presentation of Pinocchio last year. through a crash course in acting and theatre production and put on public performances in less than a week. In recent years the troupe has put on shows of Snow White, Robinson Crusoe, Pinocchio and Robin Hood in Port McNeill. Writers take the familiar, beloved stories and add characters and improbable side plots, often creating interaction with the audience. Anyone interested in donating to the production or seeking more information may contact Charlotte Johnson at the Family Centre in the Old School building or call Kathy Martin at 250-956-3456.

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on deck Tell us about items of interest to the sports community. April 10 Soccer ref clinic Youth soccer referee clinic for mini division, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Port McNeill. To register, or to volunteer as a coach, call Sarah at 250-9496687. April 12 Hockey awards Port Hardy Minor Hockey annual general meeting and awards dinner, 6 p.m., Port Hardy Civic Centre. April 19 Youth basketball Grade 4-5 basketball tournament at Sunset Elementary School, Port McNeill. Times tba. April 29-May 1 Soccer Port McNeill Mud Bowl Tournament. NISS track, Sunset Elem. and Cheslakees Elem. fields. Game times tba; finals Sunday. May 1 Baseball (Tentative) North Vancouver Island Baseball League season opener, Port McNeill vs. Port Hardy, 5 p.m., Hyde Creek Ballpark. May 6-8 Slo-pitch (Tentative) Umpires Icebreaker Classic Tournament at Beaver Harbour Park. Game times tba. Info, David Deans 250-949-7221. May 7 Baseball Hyde Creek vs. Port McNeill, 5 p.m., Hyde Creek Ballpark. May 14 Baseball Port Hardy vs. Hyde Creek, 6 p.m., Hyde Creek Ballpark. May 21-22 Motocross Triport Motorbike and ATV Club hosts Vancouver Island Motocross point series racing at 7 Mile Track. Times tba. Info, Mark at 250-956-9873.

J.R. Rardon photos Clockwise from above: Fans turned out in large numbers for last weekend's Suicide Awareness Floor Hockey Tournament in Port Hardy; family and friends snap photos of the Port Hardy Regulators; Chicks with Sticks goalie Trina Williams makes a stop against Vanessa Walkus of Justice Victoria; Ethan Shaw of the Wolf Pack shoots on Cole Kinley of Dev and the Power Puff Boys.

Turning out for a cause Gazette staff PORT HARDY — Victor Walkus, Ethyl Charlie and Angela Walkus hoped a floor hockey tournament would help alert people to suicide awareness and prevention. Based on the turnout for last weekend’s Suicide Awareness Floor Hockey Tournament, that message was spread far and wide. A near-capacity crowd swelled Port Hardy’s Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena Sunday for the finals of the three-day tournament, which drew more than 20 teams for games at the arena, at Wakas Hall on the Tsulquate Reserve and at the Robert Scott Elementary gymnasium. The tourney featured a large table with literature on suicide awareness and prevention and numbers for the North Island Crisis Line and other sources of help. Nearby was another table with several photos of Victor Walkus,

Jr., where participants and spectators could write messages of remembrance for the suicide victim to whom the organizers dedicated the tournament. Many of the teams that took part in the tourney, including several that traveled from outside the local area, dedicated games to other loved ones. A moment of silence was observed following the final game, just prior to the awards ceremony. The Regulators of Port Hardy claimed the men’s Division I title with a 3-0 win over the Fort Rupert Roaches. Earlier, a dramatic overtime goal by Ethan Shaw gave the Wolf Pack the men’s Division II title. The women’s championship went to Port Hardy’s Chicks with Sticks, who topped West Coast Pride. Billy Williams Memorial placed third. And the kids crown went to Quatsino, which outdueled the Warriors for the top spot.


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Sports & Recreation

Wild women snare rare hockey title Gazette staff The Port Hardy Wild women’s hockey team claimed what is believed to be its first tournament title Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Campbell River Royal Coachmen in the Intermediate Division final of the Campbell River Wildcat Tournament at Strathcona Gardens. The victory in the final avenged the team’s only loss, a 2-0 round-

robin defeat at the hands of Campbell River in a game in which the team lost more than a halfhour of ice time due to an injury to an opposing player. The Wild opened with a 2-1 win over Kerry Park and added a 3-1 win over a second Campbell River team to earn their way into the Intermediate final. Youth baseball Registration is now

extended at underway for Sports Timberland youth ball for the programs Briefs Sports local youth in both Port ball program. Hardy and For additional info, call Port McNeill. Port Hardy young- Tammi Beek at 250sters can register 956-9852. throughout April at Soccer ref clinic Jim’s Hardy Sports in Port Hardy Youth the Thunderbird Mall. Registration fee is $45. Soccer will sponsor a The season will begin free referee clinic at in early May and run Port McNeill’s Sunset Elementary School for six weeks. In Port McNeill, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. registration has been Sunday, April 10.

Referees interested in calling games and tournaments at any age level are welcome to take part. Referees for the mini level (ages 10-under) will get instruction in the morning session. The clinic for division (12-over) referees will be held in the afternoon. Port Hardy Youth Soccer is also putting out a call to all interested coaches and vol-

unteers to help with the coming season, which will run from April to June. The season will be bracketed by each community’s large tournaments. The Port McNeill Mud Bowl is scheduled for April

29-May 1, and the Port Hardy Invitational Tournament will wrap things up June 24-26. To register for the referee clinic, to sign up for a volunteer spot or for more information, call Sarah at 250949-6687.

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ATHLETE of the Week

Eagles get postseason hardware

The women’s hockey team claimed its first tournament win in at least 10 years — and possibly ever — with a 3-0 victory over Campbell River in the Intermediate Division final of the Campbell River Wildcat tourney last week.

J.R. Rardon Gazette staff PORT ALICE — Matthew Cahill, Curtis McCarrick, Chad Bell and Shae Mattice claimed MVP honours last week as the North Island Eagles rep hockey program hosted its annual general meeting and awards dinner at the Community Centre. Cahill captained the peewee squad and was its top scorer before being called up to the bantam team for its run to the Tier 3 Vancouver Island championship and trip to the provincial finals.

McCarrick and Bell, Eagles linemates for the past five seasons, shared the bantam team MVP award after finishing as the squad’s top two players in goals, assists and penalty minutes. Mattice, who captained the 25-5-3 midget team in his final season of minor hockey eligibility, was presented the Eagle MVP award for the midgets. Additional Eagle trophies were awarded by each team for most improved and most sportsmanlike players, and Esso medallions for most dedicated,

most improved and most sportsmanlike were also distributed. Eagle trophies for Most Sportsmanlike Player went to peewee Shae Simpson, bantams Clayton Ellis and Riley Mathieson, and midget Derian Hamilton. Trophies for Most Improved Player went to peewee Alex Scott, bantam Tyson Cadwallader and midget Taylor Logan. Families and players provided dishes for the pot-luck dinner, which was followed by election of officers for the 2011-12 season. Stephanie Boyko

was elected president to succeed the outgoing Clint Cadwallader. Other officers include vice president Vadim Stavrakov, treasurer Linda Heavenor, registrar Tanya Kellar, equipment manager Brad Purdey and directors Tammy Bono, Pita Rosback, Leighann Ruel and Lou KleinBeekman. Head referee Marc Dumonceaux recognized five players who served as junior referees for minor hockey games and tournaments this season, including Alexander Stavrakov, Shae Simpson,

Brandon Purdey, Derian Hamilton and Tyler Sexton. In addition, the midget coaching staff of John Murgatroyd, Glenn Moore and Reed Allen and bantam assistant coach Ron Harvie were recognized for their efforts for the program despite not having any children involved. A sign-up sheet was placed for players to volunteer with the association’s largest fund-raiser of the year, the Filomi Days Dance scheduled for July 16. Awards listed in Scoreboard, page 17.


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McNeill hockey hands out awards J.R. Rardon Gazette staff PORT McNEILL — After taking a year away from hockey following knee surgery after his final season of peewee competition, Drake Barron might have been expected to ease his way back into the sport. Instead, the bantam-eligible goalie jumped up a division and manned the net for the Port McNeill Minor Hockey midget team all season. That effort earned Barron Player of the Year honours last week as the association held its annual general meeting and awards night at Sunset Elementary School. Before this season, Barron last played for the Port Hardy peewees in the 2008-09 season. After that campaign he underwent surgery to repair ligament damage and sat out Port McNeill midget Drake Barron accepts the 2009-10 season while the Player of the Year trophy from asso- rehabbing. ciation president Scott Mitchell. At right, Other top awards went peanut Matthew Datos admires his Most to novice player Matthew Sportsmanlike trophy with his dad, Dino. Jones, who won the Tristan J.R. Rardon photos Jones Memorial Award; to

longtime head referee Marc Dumonceaux, who was awarded the Margaret Muzik Memorial Award; to midget coach Rob Brittain for Coach of the Year; and to Adam Bastarache for Referee of the Year. Each competition level

handed out its own team awards, including Esso medallions for most sportsmanlike, most dedicated and most improved players and a trophy for most sportsmanlike player. Trophy collection turned out to be a family affair for brothers Mathew and Brandon Saunders, who won the hardware for the Novice Cheetah and bantam teams, respectively. Other MSP trophies went to Matthew Datos (peanuts), Avory Collins (novice Tigers), Aidan Carey (atoms), Klyde Pausang (peewees) and Alex DesRochers (midgets). In the association’s annual elections, Scott Mitchell was re-elected as president and took the microphone to highlight the club’s accomplishments in the last year, including a series of offseason recruiting drives that increased turnout after a down season in 2009-10. So many novice players (7-8 years) turned out that the program was able to field

two novice teams. He got the recruiting underway for next season by announcing Strategic Management Group would offer a $50 rebate to one of the upcoming summer hockey camps to the first 20 players registered, and that Port McNeill Minor Hockey would provide the same $50 rebate to all clinic participants who register with the association by June 1. The clinics include Clayton Stoner’s Vancouver Island Hockey School July 4-8 and Lou Lemire’s Summer Hockey Skills Camp July 11-15. Other officers for the 2011-12 season include vice president Glenn Moore, treasurer Kevin Laird, registrar Heather Mohan, equipment manager Dwayne Murray, ice coordinator Kim Dutcyvich and tournament coordinators Danielle Furney and Lisa Brown. Additional award winners appear in Scoreboard, below.

Sports Scoreboard HOCKEY Port McNeill Minor Hockey Association AGM and Awards 2011-12 Officers President: Scott Mitchell Vice-president: Glenn Moore Treasurer: Kevin Laird Registrar: Heather Mohan Equipment mgr.: Dwayne Murray Ice Coordinator: Kim Dutcyvich Tournament coordinators: Danielle Furney, Lisa Brown. Hockey awards Tristan Jones Memorial Award — Matthew Jones, novice Margaret Muzik Award — Marc

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Hockey Awards Lemare Lake Peewees MVP — Matthew Cahill Most Improved — Alex Scott Most Sportsmanlike — Shae Simpson Esso medallions Most Dedicated — Brandon Purdey Most Improved — Sean Pineda Most Sportsmanlike — Cameron Grant Hardy Buoys Bantams MVP — Chad Bell and Curtis McCarrick Most Sportsmanlike — Clayton Ellis and Riley Mathieson Most Improved — Tyson Cadwallader Esso medallions Most Dedicated — Brandon

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Pelletier Most Improved — Riley Browne Most Sportsmanlike — Cole Rennie Fox’s Disposal Midgets MVP — Shae Mattice Most Sportsmanlike — Derian Hamilton Most Improved — Taylor Logan Esso medallions Most Dedicated — Ethan Shaw Most Improved — Jordan Lambert Most Sportsmanlike — Robbie Heavenor Referee awards Derian Hamilton, Alexander Stavrakov, Shae Simpson, Brandon Purdey and Tyler Sexton.


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CATARATA, Paterno Arellano, born April 15, 1941, passed away peacefully and suddenly at home on March 30, 2011 at the age of 69 years. He is dearly missed by his loving wife, Fortunata (Nena) Catarata, of 49 years marriage. He is survived also by his children and their families: Glen Catarata (Sally and Miguel); Jane Catarata (Alfons Bauer and Bianca) and Anika Kelly (Mike) as well as countless friends and comrades. Pat was born in Cebu, Philippines and after living and working in both Malaysia and Borneo, immigrated to Toronto, ON in 1970. In 1974, he moved his family to Port Hardy, BC where he happily raised his family and became an active member of the community. Pat had been a volunteer for the Port Hardy Lion’s Club and was a current and active member of the 4th Canadian Rangers, the Port Hardy Fish and Wildlife Club and the Royal Canadian Legion 237. Pat supported his family by way of an eclectic range of occupations, from boxer to foreman of mechanical engineers; and then as a heavy duty mechanic, to Port Hardy’s most notable security guard. He was a ďŹ ne marksman and enjoyed annual hunting and ďŹ shing trips with his son-in-law. Pat made many acquaintances through his knowledge of ďŹ rearms and he shared his interest with his son. Pat had many sincere and entertaining relationships. His smiling face greeted strangers; his vigorous handshake greeted friends. He welcomed many strangers into his home to share a meal and a story and these people would leave as lifelong friends. Pat’s contagious smile; easy sense of humour; loving and forgiving nature and sincere friendships with the people of Port Hardy will be greatly missed. We welcome you to pay ďŹ nal respects to Pat, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Saturday April 9, 2011 at St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church 4750 Byng Road, Port Hardy, BC. The Funeral Mass shall commence at 2:00pm In lieu of owers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society 2410 Lee Avenue Victoria, BC V8R 6V5 would be greatly appreciated. Those wishing to send condolences to the family may do so by emailing:

In every generation there lives a person with such a free spirit of strength, character, kindness, gentleness, and determination that an example of life has been set for the living and generations to come. Judith Mary Burd passed away peacefully on March 24th 2011 at her home in Campbell River B.C. with her husband and life companion Warren at her loving side. Life-long friend Cecilia from Ontario and Daughter Keli tended to her for her ďŹ nal weeks. Her niece Jennifer also came from Ontario to visit during this time. It was only cancer that could overcome her strength at the end to take her away early from family and loved ones. Her best friend Brenda Nelson will miss their lunches and their time together. Born on May 6th 1944 to Nancy and William Hoyle in England, the family moved to Ontario, Canada when Judy and brother Tony were children. Judy was a constant adventurer, riding horses in barrel races in their home town of Oakville Ontario. A chance meeting with Warren while looking for a car started a relationship that would mature into husband and wife, partners in business, through both tough and good times and traveling companions in retirement. Forever the fountain of strength and encouragement in their lives, Judy and Warren shared countless memories and adventures. No stranger to new challenges, Judy earned her airbrake ticket so as to drive a 50,000 pound recreational bus. At age 60 Judy obtained her motorcycle license and traveled over 100 thousand miles in 6 years of riding Hondas, Victories, and Harley Davidson’s. It was clear that an open road was Judy’s path to happiness that she shared with so many. Some knew Judy as a gourmet cook, while others knew her for her charm and wit. All knew her for her straight up nature and kindness. Judy was a Master Knitter, certiďŹ ed by the Knitters Guild of Canada. As loving mother to Keli the two shared many motherdaughter craft weekends and vacations going to quilting conventions together. As a grandparent known as ‘Darling’ to Amelia and Andrew, she shared a bond of strength and was a constant source of encouragement. As a champion mother-in-law to Michael Hansen, she will be missed for her wit, charm and charisma. She will be missed by her extended family, and all who knew her. Cancer may have taken Judy’s life, but that victory pales when compared to Judy’s indelible mark of love that will remain on the hearts of so many. The memory of Judith Mary Burd will be forever alive. Condolences to the family may be left at

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ItItisiswith withgreat greatsadness sadnesswe weannounce announcethe thepassing passingof ofHugh Hugh Bradshaw. Bradshaw.Predeceased Predeceasedby byhis hisbeloved beloved“Mamâ€?, “Mamâ€?,Nellie Nellie Symes Symesand andhis hismother motherWinnie WinnieStark. Stark.Survived Survivedby byhis his devoted devotedand andloving lovingwife wifeJoyce Joyceand andfaithful faithfulfriends friendsMickey Mickey and andTabby, Tabby,77children children––Darlene, Darlene,Ken Ken(Jan), (Jan),Doug Doug (Narda), (Narda),Don Don(Cindy), (Cindy),Laurie Laurie(Ted), (Ted),Tracy Tracy(Roni) (Roni)and and Cathy Cathy(Gus); (Gus);16 16grandchildren grandchildren––Steve, Steve,Kate, Kate,Chasity, Chasity, Brandi, Brandi,Dayna, Dayna,Cameron, Cameron,Kirstie, Kirstie,Jeremy, Jeremy,Taylor, Taylor,Dallas, Dallas, Wendy, Wendy,Corey, Corey,Chelan, Chelan,Colin, Colin,Michelle Michelleand andJesse; Jesse;and and seven sevengreat-grandchildren. great-grandchildren.Also Alsosurvived survivedby byspecial specialsisters sisters Lavonne, Lavonne,Norma Normaand andReta. Reta.Hugh Hughwas wasborn bornand andraised raisedin in Duncan/Crofton. Duncan/Crofton.At Atthe theage ageof of14, 14,Hugh Hughbegan beganhis hiscareer career as asaalogger, logger,working workingmany manycamps campsup upand anddown downthe thecoast. coast. He Hesettled settledin inWFI WFIGordon GordonRiver Rivercamp campto toraise raisehis hisfamily. family. When Whenthe thecamp campclosed closedHugh Hughmoved movedhis hisfamily familyto toLake Lake Cowichan Cowichanwhere wherehe hecoached coachedhis hisson’s son’ssports sportsand andwas wasan an active activemember memberof ofthe theBPOE. BPOE.When WhenWFI WFIshut shutdown downHugh Hugh moved movedto toWFI WFIJeune JeuneLanding LandingPort PortAlice. Alice.He Hejoined joinedthe the Royal RoyalCanadian CanadianLegion Legionand andwas wasaamember memberfor for27 27years. years. On Onaavisit visitto toOsoyoos Osoyooshe hemet metJoyce. Joyce.They Theywere weresoon soon married marriedand andresided residedin inPort PortAlice Alicetill tillhis hisretirement retirementin in 1990 1990at atwhich whichtime timethey theyrelocated relocatedto toOsoyoos. Osoyoos.Hugh Hughand and Joyce Joyceenjoyed enjoyedmany manyyears yearsof ofthe thesnowbird snowbirdlife lifein inYuma, Yuma, returning returningeach eachsummer summerto toPort PortAlice Alicefor fortheir theirannual annual ďŹ shing ďŹ shingtrip. trip.Hugh Hughaccumulated accumulatedmany manydear dearfriends friendsover over his hislifetime. lifetime.IfIfwealth wealthwas wasmeasured measuredby byloving lovingfriends friendsand and family, family,Hugh Hughwas wasaavery veryrich richman manindeed. indeed.AAcelebration celebration of oflife lifewas washeld heldat atthe theOsoyoos OsoyoosRoyal RoyalCanadian CanadianLegion Legionon on Friday, Friday,April April1, 1,2011 2011at at11p.m. p.m.Those Thosewishing wishingto tohonour honour Hugh Hughmay maydo doso soby bymaking makingaadonation donationin inhis hisname nameto tothe the charity charityof oftheir theirchoice. choice.


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Lemare Lake Logging Ltd., Lions Gate Forest Products Ltd., Lone Tree Logging Ltd., Seymour Inlet Timber Corporation & Kwakiutl First Nation’s TSL A66259 2007-2012 Forest Stewardship Plan – Amendment #3 Pursuant with Section 20 of the Forest Planning and Practices Regulation notice is hereby given that Amendment #3 of the Lemare Lake Logging Ltd. (LLL), Lions Gate Forest Products Ltd. (LGFP), Lone Tree Logging Ltd. (LTL), Seymour Inlet Timber Corporation & Kwakiutl First Nation’s TSL A66259 Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) is available for public review and comment. The FSP may be viewed during regular business hours (Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm) at 3341 Mine Road, Port McNeill, B.C. V0N2R0. The amendment addresses Lions Gate Forest Products Ltd.’s acquisition of eight Timber Licences from Western Forest Products Inc. in the area of Klaskino & Klaskish Inlets (Timber Licences T0326, T0596, T0611, T0615, T0626 & T0629) & Port Alice (T0293 & T0306). All of the Timber Licences were previously within an approved FSP. The amendment also removes the Kwakiutl TSL A66259 as a holder of the FSP. All comments must be received in writing by April 30, 2011. Comments should be addressed to Vadim Stavrakov, RFT, Planning Manager – LLL, LGFP & LTL. The comments can be mailed to P.O. Box 609 Port McNeill, B.C. V0N2R0 or e-mailed to vstavrakov@



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LEMARE LAKE Logging Ltd., is accepting resumes for OffHighway logging truck drivers. Experience is a must. Email ofďŹ or fax 250956-4888.

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Responsibilities: By working in a variety of programs, the CHR fosters wellness and independent living amongst infants, youths, adults and elders. As well, the CHR assists with educational classes, health clinics, and undertakes home visits. Experience: s 3IXMONTHSCOMMUNITYWORKEXPERIENCE with First Nations People s !MINIMUMOFTHREEYEARSEXPERIENCE working in a health organization s $EMONSTRATEDABILITYTOMANAGETIME program scheduling s $EMONSTRATEDhCONmICTRESOLUTIONvAND hPROBLEMSOLVINGvSKILLS s $EMONSTRATEDWRITTENANDVERBAL communication skills s $EMONSTRATEDCOMPUTERSKILLS s +NOWLEDGEANDEXPERIENCEWITH0RENATAL Postnatal, Early Childhood. Chronic $ISEASE (EALTH0ROMOTION 0REVENTIONAND Protection s !BILITYANDEXPERIENCEINWORKSHOP facilitation s !BILITYTOWORKWITH)NTEGRATED3ERVICE Team QualiďŹ cations: s "ASIC&IRST!IDAND#02CERTIlCATE s &OOD3AFEAND0HYSICAL!CTIVITY,EADERSHIP #ERTIlCATION s 6ALID$RIVES,ICENSE PREFERABLYCLASS s -INIMUM'RADE s !BLETOCOMPLETE#(24RAINING Deadline for Applications: April 15, 2011 For more information on these positions, please contact: 'EORGIA#OOK @.AMGIS(EALTH#ENTRE 0H   FAX  

SALMON ARM Honda Powerhouse immediately requires a Licensed Motorcycle Technician and an experienced Motorcycle Parts and Service Advisor. Renumeration will be based on qualiďŹ cations. Apply by Fax 250-832-6138 Attn. Lei-Anne Or by email to

PERSONAL SERVICES HEALTH PRODUCTS DIABETES, CHOLESTEROL, WEIGHT Loss Natural Product for Cholesterol, Blood Sugar and Weight. Physician recommended, backed by Human Clinical Studies with amazing results. Call to ďŹ nd out how to get a free bottle of Bergamonte! 888-470-5390.

FINANCIAL SERVICES DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member

$500 LOAN, no credit refused. Fast, Easy and Secure. 1-877776-1660 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. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit / age / income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.








CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed record removal since 1989. ConďŹ dential, fast, affordable. Our A+ BBB rating assures employment \travel and freedom. Call for your free information booklet. 1-8-NOWPARDON (1 866 972 7366).

CHESTERFIELD 6’, $250. Firm (new $1500.): Solid oak coffee table & 2 end tables, $350.. Call 250-902-8208

DO-IT-YOURSELF steel buildings priced for spring clearance - Ask about free delivery to most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure. 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

20 ACRES $0 DOWN, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure 800-755-8953.

PETS PETS LOVE ANIMALS? Love a career as an Animal Health Technologist. GPRC Fairview Campus. Accredited program well known to veterinarians. On-campus farm and residences. Work with large and small animals. 1-888-9997882;

GARAGE SALES Massive Clearance Sale All items must go! 22 truck loads of new product. Featuring a huge assortment of rare & exceptional estate outdoor decor items ranging from iron garden gates to palm trees & waterworks. Visit our website:

MEDICAL SUPPLIES CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! 1-866-981-5991.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE MINI SCHNAUZER Pups. Rare colours, white, black/silver, salt/pepper. Non shed, non allergenic, great apartment pups. First shots, dewormed, vet checked, tails & dewclaw’s done. $650. 250923-2517.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FUEL/FIREWOOD SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest ďŹ rewood producer offers ďŹ rewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords, fast delivery. Help restore your forest, or 1877-902-WOOD.


100% GUARANTEED Omaha Steaks - SAVE 64% on the Family Value Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-to-thedoor delivery in a reusable cooler. 1-888-702-4489 mention code 45069SVD or www.Omaha A FREE telephone service Get your ďŹ rst month free. Bad credit, don’t sweat it. No deposits. No credit checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464. CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new stairlift. 1-866-981-6591.


Manager The QUATSINO FIRST NATION is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to ďŹ ll the position as Manager to the Quatsino Development Corporation. POSITION SUMMARY: The manager, under the direction of the Quatsino Development Corporation’s Board of Directors, and in collaboration with the Quatsino Chief and Council, provides leadership to the organization and support, when required, to the Council in their governance role. The Manager is directly responsible for the development and implementation of the economic goals set out by the Chief and Council and communicated through the Board of Directors. The Manager will work with the Directors to formulate and implement strategic plans and directives to ensure efďŹ cient delivery of high quality business ventures. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: s ORGANIZATIONALDEVELOPMENT s ACCOUNTABILITYFORTHECORPORATIONSlNANCIAL HUMAN resources, regulatory, and safety obligations s IDENTIFYINGEMERGINGECONOMICOPPORTUNITIES assessing ďŹ nancial objectives and providing recommendations s DEVELOPINGPLANSALIGNINGWITHOPERATIONALGOALS ensuring ďŹ nancial resources, physical assets and other property are appropriately safeguarded and administered QUALIFICATIONS: s 5NIVERSITYDEGREEOR!CCOUNTINGDESIGNATION combined with 3 – 5 years’ experience in a diversiďŹ ed business environment s STRONGPROJECTANDMANAGEMENTSKILLSWITHTHEABILITY to meet milestones and deliver projects on time s ANABILITYTOCREATE ANALYZEANDDISCUSSBUSINESS plans and ďŹ nancial statements s SOLIDEXPERIENCEWITHACCOUNTINGSOFTWARESUCHAS 3IMPLY!CCOUNTINGAND!##0!#ASWELLAS%XCEL Contact Wilma Mack, Band Manager for a copy of the job description. SALARY: Dependant on education and experience. 0LEASESUBMITYOURRESUMEWITHACOVERLETTERANDTHREE RECENTREFERENCESBY!PRIL TO Wilma Mack Band Manager 1UATTISHE2OAD #OAL(ARBOUR "#6.+ %MAILMANAGER QUATSINOFNCA 4ELEPHONE   &AX  

GARAGE DOOR revolution. The amazing rolling garage door is now available in Canada. Quiet. Safe. Attractive. Space Saving. And competitively priced. Check it out at or call 1-877-7652367. Mention “Community� and receive an automatic 10% off. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 PERSONALIZED ALL-INONE EASTER BASKETOVER 50% OFF! Regular Price $32.99 YOU PAY $15.99. Includes Personalization; Plush Bunny, Chocolate; Candy and PeepsŽ Visit www.Personal or Call 1-888-903-0973. SAWMILLS BAND Chainsaw - Spring Sale – Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. make money and save money In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195. 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT STEEL BUILDING sale... Specials from $4 to $11/sq.ft. Great pricing on absolutely every model, width and length. Example: 30x40x14 now $7995. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1-800-668-5422.


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BIG BEAUTIFUL ARIZONA LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed Financing,No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. 1-800-631-8164 Code 4001 www.sunsites OWN TWENTY acres-$0 Down $99/mo. Only $12,900 Near growing El Paso, Texas Money back guarantee, no credit checks, owner ďŹ nancing, free color brochure 1-800-3439444

BUSINESSES FOR SALE Oceanfront Motel, 2 acres, 10 units, near park, for sale or could be included in a larger project. Site approved for condos. Plans completed, ready to go. Phone 250-753-0160

HOUSES FOR SALE OLDER HOME in Port McNeill, on 2 lots with ocean view, over 3100 sq ft, must be seen, please phone 250-9563546 for viewing.

HOMES WANTED WANTED: 2 bdrm single wide mobile home. Able to move, in good shape. Priced $15,000$20,000. 1980’s or newer. Phone Ozzie @ 250-284-3994

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Manager of Operations & Maintenance Applications are invited from experienced managers for the position of Manager of Operations and Maintenance. This position is responsible for building and grounds maintenance, student transportation, janitorial services, health and safety programs and capital projects. The successful candidate will have: s AHIGHLEVELOFINTEGRITYANDSTRENGTHOFCHARACTER s APROVENRECORDOFLEADERSHIPANDSOUNDlSCAL MANAGEMENT s ARECORDOFETHICALANDEFFECTIVEDECISIONMAKING s EXCELLENTVERBALANDWRITTENCOMMUNICATIONSKILLS s EXCELLENTINTERPERSONALANDTEAMBUILDINGSKILLS s EXCELLENTORGANIZATIONAL SUPERVISORY ANDPROBLEM SOLVINGSKILLS s ATLEASTlVEYEARSOFSUCCESSFULEXPERIENCE as a manager in construction and/or building MAINTENANCE PREFERABLYINTHEEDUCATIONSECTOR s ADEGREEINADISCIPLINERELATEDTOMANAGEMENT PLANNINGORENGINEERING s ANEQUIVALENTCOMBINATIONOFMANAGEMENT experience and post-secondary education. The start date for this position is July 1, 2011. Applications should include a resume with details OFWORKEXPERIENCE COPIESOFOFlCIALTRANSCRIPTSOF UNIVERSITYQUALIlCATIONSANDALISTOFREFEREESFROM a variety of sources. For further information, please contact and submit applications to the attention of: Mr. John Martin, Secretary Treasurer School District No. 85 (Vancouver Island North) P. O. Box 90, Port Hardy, BC, V0N 2P0 Telephone: 250-949-6618 (local 2235) Fax: 250-949-8792 Deadline for applications: Monday, April 18, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.


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WEST PARK MANOR & LINDSAY MANOR in Port Hardy Large one & two bedroom suites, some with a great view, all clean and in excellent condition. Also elegantly furnished executive suites available. Well maintained secure & quiet buildings. Close to shopping. 2 year rental history and credit check required. Friendly onsite resident managers. Linda & Bruce. Call 250-949-9030 or email for info & pictures: wpark_lindsay@

Damaged House? Pretty House? Moving? Divorcing? Estate Sale? We will Buy your House Quick Cash & Private. Mortgage Too High and House won’t sell? Can’t make payments? We will Lease Your House, Make your Payments and Buy it Later!

Call: 1-250-616-9053

MOBILE HOMES & PARKS WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. 877-976-3737 or 250-814-3788

MORTGAGES Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-711-8818

RENTALS APARTMENT/CONDO HADDINGTON COURT APARTMENTS PORT MCNEILL Newly renovated apartments for rent. Clean & quiet building. Free cable. Furnished suites available. Call Ron & Linda 250-956-3365 KINGCOME MANOR

APARTMENTS FURNISHED PORT HARDY Furnished elegantly or unfurnished executive style, 1 or 2 bedroom suites. Quiet, clean, excellent views. Call 250-949-9698 PORT HARDY - Highland Manor - Bachelor/ 1 bdrm / 1 bdrm furnished. References. Call Jason 250-949-0192

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL PORT ALICE SHOPPING CENTRE Business is Great! We have a number of units of various sizes for lease. 300 sq. ft. & up. Contact Steve Edwards at Colyvan Pacific 604-683-8399

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES PORT MCNEILL Large 3 bdrm, tri-plex suite. No loud music/parties, good view, close to town and schools. $750/mo. Call Oley at 250956-2682 or John at 604-5810574.

Cold hard cash Michael Wickstrom presents Cathie Wilson of the North Island Crisis Line with a donation from funds raised when Wickstrom took part in the Polar Bear Swim in Port McNeill Jan. 1.

GREATER PORT Hardy area. Available immed, 1 extra lrg bdrm in a newer, spacious shared home, awesome view, furnished, very quiet, across the street from beach. $350/mo + 1/3 utils. 250-9499970 Marie (phone anytime).


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PORT HARDY: Central, like new, 2 bdrm, $675. Avail. Immed. (604)418-3626 or email:

1993 ACURA Legend. Good condition, needs rubber. $1500 firm. Ph. 250-902-0966.


1998 Audi A4 quattro, V6, 5spd, $3300 obo. 250-3071215. PORT HARDY: Central, like new, in gated comm., 3 bdrm, $800. Avail. Immed. (604)4183626 email



1995-35’ MALLARD RV trailer. 3 burner stove w/oven, fridge, ducted furnace & air conditioning. Asking $4000. Ph. 250-527-1495.



$0 DOWN & we make your first payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or bad credit call Stephanie 1877-792-0599. DLN 30309.

1998 FORD F250 Lariat 2 dr extension cab, short bed. 156,855kms. 250-956-3434




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25,000 printed & distributed to BC Ferries, Tourist Info Centres & businesses

Deadline April 20, 2011

Let visitors know who & where you are!

Call Carrie at 250-949-6225 or 250-230-2007 or email

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PORT MCNEILL NEWLY RENOVATED Bach, 1 or 2 bedrooms. Newly furnished available. Please call for availability & inclusions. Includes free cable. Phone Ron and Linda 250-956-3365

PORT MCNEILL APARTMENTS Well managed 1 & 2Bdrm suites. Gym & sauna on site. Call for availability.

Phone Rick 250-956-4555 PORT HARDY: 2 bdrm apt, Byng Rd. n/p, n/s, ref. req. $525. 250-949-6319.

PORT MCNEILL MCCLURE APT’S. 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom apartments, furnished or non-furnished. Clean & quiet. Hot water & cable included.

Call 250-956-3526, 250-230-0079. References a must. SEAHAVEN APARTMENTS 7070 Shorncliffe St. P.O. Box 222 Port Hardy, BC Ocean view 2 bedroom unit available Fridge, stove, balcony, blinds, laundry on premises. Quiet, adult building, non smoking, no pets. References required. Inquiries contact Janet 250-949-8501 Fax 250-902-0690 seahavenapartments@

Waddington Gardens Port Hardy 2 & 3 Bdrm Suites Available. Heat and hot water included.

Call 250-949-6410 or 250-956-2518 CLASSIFIEDS WORK HARD! Call 310.3535

MOBILE HOMES & PADS PORT MCNEILL Mobile Home Park Short walk to town. Pads for rent. Water, sewer and garbage included. $258.00/ month Call 250-956-2355

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Opportunity for Public Comment On Ferry Commission’s Preliminary Price Cap Decision

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COAL HARBOUR: 3bdrm house & 3bdrm modular home. Both ocean view. Call 250-830-7123. PORT MCNEILL oceanview home for rent. Upper level, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, fenced yard, covered parking, new deck, pet-friendly and ideal for family - $800/month. Available immed. Call Joanna: 250-9996011.

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The British Columbia Ferry Commission, the independent regulator of BC Ferries Services Inc. (BCFS), is seeking public comment on its preliminary decision on price caps for the company’s next performance term that begins April 1, 2012. Price caps, which are determined and enforced by the Commission, set the maximum permitted level of average ferry fares. The Commission’s preliminary decision, which includes a target for future productivity gains and reflects reductions in BCFS’ annual operating costs, is as follows:

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a 4.15% increase in average ferry fares on April 1 of each year from 2012 to 2015 on the major routes from the lower mainland to Vancouver Island and to the Sunshine Coast;


an 8.23% increase per year in average ferry fares on all other routes.

The Commission’s preliminary decision may be amended depending on further submissions by BCFS and possible changes to the Coastal Ferry Services Contract (CFSC) between BCFS and the Provincial Government. The Commission will make its final ruling by September 30, 2011 after consideration of such further submissions by BCFS, any substantive changes to the CSFC and public feedback. The public is invited to comment on the Commission’s preliminary price cap decision, as well as on the information provided to the Commission by BCFS including their annual and quarterly reports and/or any other information on the Commission’s website that relates to the commissioner’s powers and duties to establish price caps for the next performance term. The public is also invited to comment on the levels of ferry service under the existing CFSC or on possible service level changes identified by BCFS as opportunities to enhance efficiency. For further information, visit Comments can be e-mailed to or mailed to BC Ferry Commission, RPO Hillside, Box 35119, Victoria BC, V8T 5G2. Deadline for comments or submissions is June 30, 2011.

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Fit for a hanging Artists and art enthusiasts in Alert Bay gathered to view the latest Group Art Show at the ArtLoft Gallery during a cheese and reception April 1. The show displays a selection of paintings, drawings, collages and photography spanning 30 years and more than a dozen artists. The Group Show can be viewed on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.


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Osteoporosis clinic coming soon Gazette staff Bone loss is a serious health problem and Peoples Drug Mart in Port McNeill and Port Hardy are offering help and information. “Many people lose bone mass when they lose weight,� said Phyllis Edwards, certified bone densitometry technologist and nutritionist with Bio-

building a strong and flexible bone matrix. Vegetarian diets that do not properly combine amino acids can also set the stage for rapid bone loss. The importance in a high protein diet seems to be in the food choices that are made to substitute carbohydrates. “Studies are showing that if we replace

Imaging Osteoporosis Outreach Services. “This pattern for losing weight can jeopardize your bone health in later life, particularly if you already have risk factors for osteoporosis. This includes men.� High protein diets have been suspect, yet protein is an essential component for


ing unit. She will share some of this information with clients at an upcoming Osteoporosis Awareness Clinic to be held at Peoples Drug Mart in Port Hardy on April 15th, and in Port McNeill on April 16th. A fee applies and prebooking is required by calling Peoples Drug Mart in both locations.

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NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */††/∞Offer applies to the purchase of a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze (R7A) equipped as described. See your participating GM dealers for conditions and details. Freight included ($1,450). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which man not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Limited quantities of certain 2010 models available. See Chevrolet dealer for details. ††Variable rate financing for 84 months on 2011 Cruze on approved credit. Bi-Weekly payment and variable rate shown based on current TD Finance prime rate and is subject to fluctuation; actual payment amounts will vary with rate fluctuations. Example: $10,000 at 3% for 84 months, the monthly payment is $132.13. Cost of borrowing is $1,099.17, total obligation is $11,099.17. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly payments and cost of borrowing will also vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Bi-weekly payments based on a purchase price of $15,945 for Cruze LS with $0 down payment. ∞Offer applies to most new or demonstrator 2011 GM vehicles, excluding PDJ Trucks and Camaro Convertible, delivered between February 1 and May 2, 2011 at participating dealers in Canada. Dealer order or trade may be required. Retail customers will receive up to $1,000 (tax exclusive) (Cruze LS-1SB is eligible for $1,000 all other Cruze models and Aveo will receive $500), to be used towards the purchase of genuine GM Accessories and Options. Installation not included. Alternatively, the $1,000 manufacturer-to-dealer Customize Your Ride Event credit (tax exclusive) ($500 for Chevrolet Cruze and Aveo) may be applied to the vehicle purchase price. This offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate this offer, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See your GM dealer for details. ◊U.S. Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). For more information on safety ratings, go to WBased on Natural Resources Canada’s 2010 Fuel Consumption Guide ratings. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. **Based on latest published competitive information available at time of posting. Excludes other GM models. Whichever comes first. Conditions and limitations apply, see dealer for details.

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K2 Sidestash 188: reg: $800 Sale from: $449 K2 Extreme 159, 169 twin tip: reg $450 No Dicker Sticker: $289 K2 Backup 167, 181, touring ski: reg: $580 Blow Out: $349 Elan Mag 70 with bindings: reg: $330 Sale: $199

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Kids’ Bike Sale 20” Wheel Norco Voltage: reg: $210 Sale: $150 Norco Turbo: reg: $240 Sale: $190 Norco Rainbow: reg: $180 Sale: $129 Haro Z20 BMX (boys & girls model): reg: $290 Sale: $199 24” Wheel Norco Hornet: reg: $230 Sale: $159.99 Norco Force One full suspension: reg: $305 Sale: $225

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