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Duncan wins another nail biter Teresa Bird Gazette staff If true North Islanders, those living north of Woss and along the Central Coast, had had their say in the federal election Monday night, Conservative John Duncan would not be their member of parliament. Voters from North Island communities gave NDP candidate Ronna-Rae Leonard 200 more votes than Duncan. Sue Moen of the Green Party was a distant third with 230 votes. But polls from the entire electoral area, which includes Campbell River and the Comox Valley, told a different story. Duncan held onto his seat in yet another nailbiting Vancouver Island North tussle between the Conservatives and NDP. Duncan finished with 27,184 votes overall in

unofficial results. Pulling away as the last polls reported, Duncan finished Monday’s federal election atop the riding standings with a 1,799-ballot margin of victory. Although he led Leonard most of Monday night, Duncan hesitated to claim victory at his Comox Valley election night headquarters in Courtenay. Duncan received a congratulatory call from Leonard earlier in the evening, but refused to accept the win at that point. “She wanted to congratulate me, and I said it was too early. In the last election, the NDP candidate here had made a victory speech, and of course, she didn’t win. I wanted more results to come in,” he noted. With his victory, Duncan has won the seat in the

sprawling, sparsely populated riding in six of the past seven federal elections. In what quickly became a two-person race Monday, Duncan ended with 46.1 per cent of the riding’s popular vote, with Leonard at 43.1. “It’s been a long campaign. I’ve worked hard in this riding for many, many years. We’re now a majority government, and I’m delighted to be part of it,” said Duncan during his victory speech in Courtenay. In front of large, cheering crowd at the Bamboo Garden Restaurant, Duncan told supporters how happy he was with both his win, and a majority win for his Conservative Party.

See page 3 ‘Leonard plans to return‘

Above, John Duncan celebrates with daughters Natalie Duncan (left) and Erin Haluschak/Black Press photo Adriane Edison. Left, with the results posted behind her, first-time NDP candidate RonnaRae Leonard addresses supporters. Lindsay Chung photo

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Saxons land in Bay Gazette staff ALERT BAY – Visitors to U’mista Cultural Centre this summer will see artifacts from the Saxon Court on exhibit among the potlatch regalia. And in Dresden, Germany the Saxon Court collection has added some potlatch regalia to its displays. The visiting exhibit was unveiled April 21 in Alert Bay. The Dresden show opens May 6. “Exchanging of gifts is an important part of the potlatch tradition,” says Chief Bill Cranmer, Chief of the ‘Namgis and Chair of the Board of Directors for the U’mista Cultural Society. “We are pleased to be able to extend that tradition with the German people and exchange with them cherished items from our collection, while welcoming the gifts exchanged by their people hundreds of years ago.” More than 60 objects from the U’mista Cultural Centre’s potlatch collection are on display in Dresden, Germany, while a selection of diplomatic, personal and princely gifts and decorative objects from the Saxon Sovereign Court in Dresden are on display at the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay.

“It’s a unique opportunity for the people of Alert Bay and those who come here this summer.” Elizabeth Holland

“It’s a unique opportunity for the people of Alert Bay and those who come here this summer,” said Sarah Elizabeth Holland, executive director of the U’mista Cultural Centre. “Visitors will not only get to see our powerful and unparalleled Kwakwaka’wakw collections, they’ll

also see a world-class exhibit from one of Europe’s most prestigious museum collections with pieces dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.” This exhibition will be the first time most of the potlatch collection will be displayed outside Canada. U’mista’s Potlatch

collection is made up of regalia confiscated after an illegal potlatch in 1921. Potlatch ceremonies were banned in Canada between 1885 and 1951. By the time the ban was lifted, many of the confiscated items had been distributed amongst various museums and private collectors. Most have been successfully located and returned to the community. Now some of those items will be on display in Germany as part of this exchange. A selection of diplomatic, personal and princely gifts and decorative objects from the Saxon Sovereign Court in Dresden will be in Alert Bay. Artifacts include items from the Kunstkammer (Art Cabinet), ceremonial weapons and tournament pieces from the Rüstkammer (Armoury), and vessels and figurines from the Grünes Gewölbe (Green Vault) and Porzellansammlung (Porcelain Collection). These objects are representative of the splendid court festivities and the royal hunts of the Saxon rulers during the early modern periods dating from around 1560 to 1760. The simultaneous exhibits will be on display until August 28.

tion, logistics, triage, transport and emergency management for a large number of casualties arriving in area hospitals. Local residents will notice substantial emergency vehicle activity during part of the day, but Highway 19 and local roads will not be closed during the exercise, Lok said. Waste transfer Construction on waste transfer stations on Malcolm Island and in Woss is nearing completion and both facilities are expected to be fully operational by June 1, the Regional District of Mount Waddington Board of Directors learned at its April meeting. In his report to the board, operations manager Patrick Donaghy said the steel structure on Malcolm Island was “all but completed” and said one of two new, 40-yard containers will be placed in the

facility. The board approved an increase in gas tax funding for the Malcolm Island transfer station construction project, from $105,000 to $130,000, and approved the purchase of the two, 40-yard waste bins previously budgeted from gas-tax revenue. One of the new bins will be placed on Malcolm Island and the other is destined for Woss, where operations are planned to start June 1. Zoning change The board approved Bylaw 818, which will allow a single-family dwelling to be erected and occupied on certain lots zoned as General Commercial. The dwellings will be permitted only on commercial lots of at least one hectare (2.47 acres), and must be occupied by an owner(s) of a business being undertaken on the same lot. NEW Hearing Care in Port McNeill Area!

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Vance Conway Jr., 19, and Amanda Hamilton, 21, look over some porcelain figurines on display at the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay until Aug. 28. At right, vistors look at some of the ceremonial weapons from the Saxon period. Christina Cook photos

J.R. Rardon Gazette staff PORT McNEILL — On the heels of a successful emergency response exercise held at Port Hardy Airport last fall, the North Island Regional Emergency Response Program and its partner agencies will hold an even larger joint exercise May 15. The exercise will simulate a multiple-casualty incident and involve participation from the B.C. Ambulance Service and RCMP; from volunteer fire departments in Port Hardy, Port McNeill and Port Alice; from the Vancouver Island Health Authority staff and hospitals in both Port Hardy and Port McNeill; and from the Junior Canadian Rangers. Emergency Program Coordinator Chuck Lok said the objectives of the emergency response exercise will be testing of inter-agency support and communica-

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Businesses getting a tax break Teresa Bird Gazette staff PORT HARDY – Businesses are getting a tax break this year, but everyone else will pay a little more for property taxes and boat owners will pay more for moorage. Port Hardy Council gave first, second and third reading to a taxrate bylaw April 26. “Basically it is last year’s tax collected increased by three per cent, which is about $61,000,” said Deb Clipperton, manager of corporate services. “Then it was smoothed back over all the assessments except business.”

That’s because the tax rate for businesses was already high. “Council made a decision last year to lower our rate for businesses after looking at where we were in comparison with other communities on Vancouver Island,” said Mayor Bev Parnham, “We saw that our businesses were paying a disproportionate percentage of our overall taxes. In order to remain competitive and attract and retain business in Port Hardy we have lowered the tax rate for business the past two years to put the rate more in the ballpark.” That puts more of the

increase on home owners, but a substantial increase in the homeowners’ grant should offset most of the increase for the average homeowner, said Clipperton. User rates During the same meeting, council gave first, second and third readings to the bylaw governing user fees for the harbour and for animal control rates. Non-commercial harbour users and live aboards are facing significant increases in moorage rates. Live aboards who prepay for a year will pay about 10 per cent,

“Council made a decision last year to lower our rate for businesses ...” Bev Parnham

or $1.07 more per metre. Other non-commercial vessels will pay 33 per cent or $3.17 more per metre than last year, but that is still an 80 per cent discount off the new daily

Leonard plans to return from page 1 “I’m so delighted for the riding, the team that helped get me here ... we did everything possible to win the riding, and we’ll certainly work hard to represent the diverse interests of the riding over the next four years,” he added. With a resounding

Conservative majority, and two party leaders losing their seats, Duncan noted the overall significance of the evening. “I don’t know if this has ever happened before; it’s very historic, and very interesting,” said Duncan. “I think when Parliament

dissolved at the end of March, Mr. Duceppe looked like the cat that swallowed the canary. I think he thought he was sailing just fine and now his party has disintegrated and he’s lost his seat. This is going to really change the face of politics in Canada.”

Results from local polls Jason Draper Ind

John Duncan Con

Mike Holland Lib

Ronna-Rae Leonard NDP

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NDP challenger Ronna-Rae Leonard may not have won this time, but she said she will be back. “It’s not looking too good at this moment, it’s probably going to be a John Duncan day,” Leonard told supporters Monday night in Courtenay before the final count was tabulated. “But there’s a lot of people who need representation, and the strength we’ve shown in the last five weeks is going to come through over the next bit of time, and we’ll continue to hold Mr. Duncan’s feet to the fire, and we’ll be around for the next battle.” Although it’s cold comfort, Comox lawyer Mike Holland eventually wrested third place from Sue Moen of the Green Party. Reflecting the Liberals’ collapse nationally, Holland totalled only 3,038 votes. Moen collected 2,995. Independent candidate Jason Draper and Frank Martin of the Marxist-Leninist Party trailed distantly with 290 and 56 votes respectively. With files from the Comox Valley Record

rate, said Clipperton. Commercial rates have also increased but not as dramatically, with about a one-per-cent increase yearly. “The increases in harbour rates were made,

again, after comparing our rates and the services we offer to those of other communities on Vancouver Island,” said Parnham. “The costs for maintaining our harbour and facilities has increased over the years and the rates have not increased accordingly, hence the increase. Even with the increases, our rates are still significantly lower than most other communities on the island.” Animal control Adoption fees for for animals that have been spayed or neutered by the District are also increasing.

New rate categories charge separate, higher fees for older and larger dogs. Previously, potential owners of all dogs spayed or neutered by the District were charged $225. That rate now increases from $225 for a small male puppy to $525 for a female, older than one year and weighing more than 88 pounds. Cat fees also increase from $150 for any cat to a higher charge for spaying or pregnant spaying. Animals spayed or neutered prior to impoundment are still $50 to adopt.

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The course includes CPR for adults & children, how to help someone who is choking, how to safely approach an emergency scene, how to call for help, how to use the AED, how to control bleeding. You will receive a manual to keep and a 3 year certification. $30 from every registration will be donated with the other $5 going to purchase books & certificates. Kari Watkins will be your Proudly Serving our instructor. She has been Community teaching first aid for 25 For more information years on behalf of the Port Hardy is in the on the Chamber or to Canadian Red Cross. running for The Best inquire about joining, Date: May 15th from 9-1 Fishing Town...We are in us call 250-949-7622 or Please register by Thursday second place. Port Renfrew visit our website: www. May 12 at 5pm is first SERIOUSLY!!! The courses will take We’ve got this one in CPR Course place at the Chamber of the bag if we all take the Have you always wanted Commerce Board room. time to vote. The winning to learn CPR? Can you For registration, questions town receives a $25,000 spare 4 hours and $35? or if you would like to community donation! And would you like to schedule your group for a Let’s make this easy. Go help the people suffering different date please call to: www.wfnfishingtown. in Japan? the Chamber office at 250ca/town/porthardy-bc The Port Hardy Chamber 949-7622. You can vote up to 4 times of Commerce is offering a day per email address, so 2 – CPR/A courses in set an alarm or reminder to support of Japan. this message is sponsored by the vote once within each of The money will be the following time frames: donated thru the 9:01 pm - 3:00 am Canadian Red Cross. 3:01 am - 9:00 am 9:01 am - 3:00 pm 3:01 pm - 9:00 pm PORT HARDY... let’s keep this going!!! If you have no access to a computer we declared the Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Centre as the official voting station for the contest. Just come down, we help you to get your vote in. We are open from 8:30 am – 6:00 pm


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Trevena named to shadow B.C. Liberals Gazette staff VICTORIA - North Island MLA Claire Trevena has been named to a major role in the shadow cabinet of the new NDP

leader, Adrian Dix. She will be the critic for the Minister of Children and Family Development The new leader of the Official Opposition,

“I am very pleased to be taking this on.” Claire Trevena

Dix said his shadow cabinet will deliver for British Columbians, inside and outside the legislature. “With its collective expertise and energy, our team will present a clear contrast to a B.C. Liberal government that is out of ideas and out of touch. We will present concrete proposals on the economy, public health care, public education, the environment and social justice that address the needs of working families and communities,” said Dix in a press release. “I am very pleased to be taking this on,” said Trevena. “The BC Liberal government

Funding approved Gazette staff The Port Alice Health Forum announced that the Ministry of Health has agreed to fund an additional part time (.4 FTE) physician for Port Alice. The news was delivered by Doug Blackie of the Vancouver Island Health Authorithy (VIHA) after more than a year of consultations, meetings, and cooperative efforts between the Port Alice Health Forum, VIHA, the Village of Port Alice, R&B Falling, Western Forest Products, and Neucel Specialty Cellulose.

“We are cautiously optimistic about having full time physician coverage Lee-Ann Watson

“We are cautiously optimistic about having full time physician coverage for our community, which is the major industrial source of revenue for our provincial government from the North Island region,”

said Lee-Ann Watson, Vice President, Port Alice Health Forum in a letter to the Gazette. According to Watson, the Port Alice Health Forum is continuing its efforts to have lab/x-ray services available on a daily basis, instead of the one day per week that is currently available. “It has been very challenging to have the needs of our industrial community acknowledged and met, but the safety of the workers and residents of Port Alice depends on these services being available to us,” said Watson.

has neglected the most vulnerable families for a decade and I look forward to challenging their record,” said Trevena.

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Gazette garners awards Teresa Bird Gazette staff You may not always agree with his point of view but judges agreed that Lawrence Woodall, cartoonist for the North Island Gazette is one of the best in the country. Woodall was awarded silver in the Best Local Cartoon, circulation under 10,000 at the Canadian Community Newspapers Association awards April 29 at the River Rock Theatre in Vancouver. The winning entry depicted Santa following “pooper scooper” bylaws with his reindeer. The Gazette Hamper Fund also received national recognition, earning a bronze for Best Community Service, circulation under 25,000. The following evening, during the B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Association Ma Murray awards, the North Island Gazette was presented with another bronze for Best Special Section, circulation under 25,000, for Our Coast: Celebrating of life and work on the water, published in July, 2010.

Drunks targeted

Diggin’ Port McNeill

A contractor leaps into the hole opened by a backhoe last week at the corner of Broughton Blvd. and McNeill Rd. in Port McNeill. The crew was installing a fire hydrant as part of Phase II and III upgrades to the town’s water lines. Work will continue along McNeill Road, Campbell Way and Mine Road this summer. J.R. Rardon photo

Fish town votes need boost Teresa Bird Gazette staff Port Hardy has made the first cut and moves on to round 2 in the Ultimate Fishing Town contest. Port Hardy placed second in the votes for Western Canada behind Port Renfrew and fourth nationwide in the first round of online voting that ended May 3. Now Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce president James Emerson is rallying residents to vote Port Hardy into a first place finish. “We have three weeks left to win,” said Emerson. “It’s not very often you get someone giving you $25,000 for four minutes of your time a day.”

Four minutes is what Emerson said it takes to vote four times a day, two minutes before and after 9:00 a.m. and again at 9:00 p.m. The next round of voting starts at 9 a.m.

“... in just three weeks we could be the ultimate fishing town in Canada.” James Emerson

May 10. Emerson is doing his part with 10 email addresses. “Just my family accounts for 200 votes a day,” said Emerson.

Participants must register an email address to vote. Once a voter registers on line at t ow n / p o r t h a r d y - b c they receive an email confirming their registration. After that, supporters simply go online and type in their name and email to vote. Emerson said things were off to a good start but a long weekend, the Canucks play offs and the good weather have “killed” the voting momentum. “But in just three weeks we could be the ultimate fishing town in Canada,” said Emerson. To get people on board several activities are planned. Students from Port Hardy Secondary

paraded the downtown streets last week with placards and costumes to remind people to vote. A door-to-door flyer campaign is in the works and a website is being built. A street party the third week of May is also being planned with food donated by Overwaitea. And May 14 a voting clinic at Overwaitea will help people register and vote. And Emerson hopes others in the community will help those who don’t know how or can’t vote online. Volunteers are needed to help with the events, said Emerson. More information is available at the chamber of commerce office in Port Hardy.

Teresa Bird Gazette staff PORT HARDY – Police will mount bicycles to curb public drunkenness, Staff Sgt. Anna-Marie Mallard told Port Hardy Council April 26. Mallard presented the detachment’s strategic goals for 20112012, identifying four goals for the community, starting with combatting public intoxication. “The community has identified the intoxicated people due to alcohol to be one of the main policing issues in Port Hardy,” reported Mallard. “Substance abuse is the common denominator of many other crimes and social issues. By focusing our resources in this area we are striving to reduce the number of intoxicated people in public with a view to address some of the alcohol-related issues.” In an accompanying quarterly report, detachment statistics showed 90 public intoxication cases since January, the most of any dealt with by

police. To address the issue, a three-part action plan is being adopted. Police plan to identify the most popular locations for public intoxication and monitor those areas with increased foot patrols. “As well, we will schedule bike patrols in the popular areas as well as trails around Port Hardy,” said Mallard in the plan. “Members will conduct regular bar walks at local licenced establishments.” The detachment will also develop drug intelligence to address some of the illicit drug use in the community. The other three goals in the plan include curbing traffic violations, reducing crime and maintaining a presence in First Nations communities. Highway and school zone patrols are planned to address traffic issues. In reducing crime, Mallard reported that “safe homes are a priority, and by focusing our resources on habitual offenders, a reduc-

tion in crimes against persons will be realized.” Mallard said prolific offenders will be identified and information shared among policing agencies. As well, high-risk domestic violence offenders on probation or conditions will be closely monitored. The quarterly stats punctuated the need for more to be done to reduce crime in the community. “A breakdown of the files generated during this quarter includes 22 assaults, two sexual assaults, 13 impaired driving, three missing persons, two break and enters to a business, four break and enters to residences and ... 26 Mental Health Act (attempted suicide) files,” said Mallard. On a more positive note, Mallard’s detachment is building relations with the First Nations communities, with a greater presence in schools and community events in consultation with band offices and chiefs and councils.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to sections 890 and 892 of the Local Government Act that a Public Hearing will be held in the board room of the Regional District of Mount Waddington administrative office, 2044 McNeill Road, Port McNeill, B.C. on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 3:30pm for the purpose of hearing representations concerning “Coal Harbour Zoning Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 818, 2011” which proposes to amend “Coal Harbour Zoning Bylaw No. 669, 2002” to add a new section to the regulations of the General Commercial (CG-1) Zone to allow a single-family dwelling use subject to conditions. In this regard, Bylaw No. 818, 2011, if adopted by the Regional Board, would affect properties which are included in the General Commercial (GC-1) Zone as per Coal Harbour Zoning Bylaw No. 669, 2002. TAKE NOTICE that proposed Coal Harbour Zoning Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 818, 2011 and related information that may be considered by the Board, can be obtained at the Regional District of Mount Waddington Office, 2044 McNeill Road, Port McNeill, B.C., between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays, from May 5, 2011 until May 17, 2011. Anyone who believes proposed Coal Harbour Zoning Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 818, 2011 will affect their interests shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person or by a representative or by written submission at the above-noted time and place. If you are unable to attend the Public Hearing, written comments may be mailed, facsimiled, emailed or hand-delivered to the Regional District of Mount Waddington by 2:00pm, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Legally, the Regional District of Mount Waddington cannot consider any representations made after the close of the Public Hearing. Enquiries and written comments/submissions should be directed to: Jeff Long, Manager of Planning Regional District of Mount Waddington PO Box 729, 2044 McNeill Road, Port McNeill, B.C. V0N 2R0 Telephone: 250-956-3301 Ext. 222 Facsimile: 250-956-3232 Email:

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Questions for the majority Now that the federal Conservatives have regained a majority government, it seems inconceivable that they had but two seats not quite one generation ago. Give the Tories credit for climbing back to majority status after being reduced to a party of two in the 1993 post-Mulroney collapse. It’s personal vindication for Stephen Harper, who might have been replaced as party leader if he had delivered a third minority government. The majority came with barely 40 per cent of the popular vote, so it’s not like Canadians have overnight become a nation with traditional conservative values. We can expect Harper to govern us like we have, so let’s see how we feel about Tory majority rule in four years. Or for that matter, whether we still appreciate surprising new official Opposition leader Jack Layton. How will the NDP handle its new role as Opposition leaders? Now that Michael Ignatieff is gone as Liberal leader, who would want the job? The once-mighty Liberals, who governed Canada for practically the entire 20th century, have hit such a low they will surely get any remaining humility necessary to correct an arrogance bred by too much success. The Liberals will have to reinvent themselves without the aid of an ally like the Tories found in Reform. One positive development is the downfall of the Bloc Quebecois. The election of the first Green candidate in North America was the topping in a history-making event. Finally, congratulations to veteran political warrior John Duncan, who overcame heart surgery and the latest determined NDP challenger to repeat in our riding. Mark Allan – Comox Valley Record

We Asked You Question:

Are you voting in the federal election?

Yes 88%

No 12% Total votes received for this question: 56 Voting deadline is Monday at 3 p.m.

Port Hardy has advanced to the second round in its bid to become Canada’s Ultimate Fishing Town.

There were more than 90 incidents of public drunkenness reported in Port Hardy from January to March.

Town halls: Twitter for normal people VICTORIA – These days the media never shut up about Facebook and Twitter and “viral videos.” In this year’s political madhouse, no candidate can be caught without a social media presence. So it surprises me that the breakout technology for public engagement turns out to be huge conference calls on the old landline telephone. “Tele-town halls” were first deployed here by B.C. Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott. He got such big participation that Kevin Falcon’s deeppocketed campaign quickly followed suit. Falcon is using the same method to ask for options on the harmonized sales tax. Over the next week, folks having dinner will be getting calls with a recorded message inviting them to tell him what he should do with the HST. Falcon admitted to some trepidation before extending such an offer. What he

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got at his first one in Surrey was hundreds of people who queued up to ask questions, and 90 minutes of surprisingly civil discussion with real people. I listened in to the first one hosted by Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom. That region and East Kootenay will be the toughest sell for the B.C. government’s mail-in referendum in June. There were annoyed people. A farmer said it’s on top of the carbon tax, which

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falls harder on people who put up with cold weather and long driving distances. Another said cross-border shopping to Alberta has become even more popular. It was refreshing to hear real people describe their situations and concerns. Most had apparently spent little time poring over media accounts of the HST. They were direct, polite and willing to listen. Falcon reported a similar experience after 90 minutes of questions in Surrey. Suggestions included dropping the HST by a point (estimated cost $850 million) and offering more exemptions, on things like gym memberships or bike helmets. Hundreds of people didn’t get to ask their questions. The patient callers were asked to leave messages for follow-up. I live-blogged the event on Twitter, including a brief debate with former NDP MLA David Schreck

about the fairness of these town halls. Schreck said there should be equal time for a critic of the HST, otherwise it’s just government propaganda. Judging by the NDP’s latest line of questioning, town hall participants aren’t missing much. Their big point in the legislature was that if the HST is rejected, low-income people would still get the GST credit. Yes, and the sun will continue to rise, but poor people will still lose a significant redistribution of income. You’ll hear a lot about the HST in the next few weeks, with government and business advertising the merits of keeping it, and Bill Vander Zalm’s FightHST organization spending $250,000 of public money to continue its campaign of fear and ignorance. You could do worse than participating in one of these telephone town halls. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter for Black Press.

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LETTERS Other Hardy trail-maker and son lauded mother's day Dear editor, Recently my sister got married – I remember her walking down the aisle amongst all the people looking at her in awe. As she took each step her smile became bigger and wider. The reason - she was staring straight into her soon-to-be husband’s eyes. As she stared at him – I couldn’t help but glance over at my parents. They both were glowing with pride and excitement, but my mother in particular. People have always told my sister that she looks just like our mother – and it’s true – her eyes, her sense of humor and her passion to help those in need. Mom’sto-be always wonder will my child be healthy? Will they have my smile? Will they be successful? This year, I started working at World Vision and have really been amazed by how similar the concerns of mothers everywhere are. While mothers in Africa also worry about these things, they worry about something that many mothers here do not – like passing on HIV to their child. This year for Mother’s Day, I’ve decided to honour my mom by Sponsoring a Child in her name. I want her to know that her gift will help one mother in Africa gain access to medical treatment and counselling which will help prevent the transmission of HIV to her son or daughter. I know it will be a gift she will be proud to receive, especially since she passed on her desire to help change the world for the better on to me. I can’t think of a better way to thank my mom for the values she gave me and I want others to think of purchasing an alternative gift like this for their mother this Mother’s Day and show her that they’ve learned to care from her. Thank you Maryann Pereira and Happy Mother’s Day! Alicia Pereira Nanaimo

Dear editor, I just spent Friday of the Easter long weekend showing my son, who was up from Victoria, all the great places we have to go hiking and where I feel safe taking our three small dogs for walks in the woods. He is a very big outdoor enthusiast, often mountain biking and snowboarding all over the Island. Approximately four months ago, we were told about a new

trail that we didn’t know was in the area. I just want to share this with the rest of the North Islanders who love to explore the area. It’s on the way out towards the ferry terminal in Port Hardy, just across the road from Wildwoods Campsite pull off. You have to walk about 10 minutes on the logging road before you come to the head of the trail and then you’re in for a treat. This trail winds through

the woods and along the lake and eventually ends up at the Storey’s Beach. Mostly done in cedar boardwalk and stones on landscape cloth, makes it a moderately easy hike which takes about an hour round trip. I was telling my son about the trail when we came across Walter Johnson and his son Lenard. They were out working on the trail on Good Friday and told us that the funding had run

out in November but on their own time they’re staying on to finish it. Walter told me that he couldn’t just walk away before it was done. My thanks go out to him and his son for all the hard work they have put into it and continue to do so that we can all enjoy such a fabulous walk through the woods so close to home. Theresa Roe Port Hardy

Gas prices fuel dissent

A clean sweep

Sharron Barratt and Jacques Gaudet gather Scotch broom while Duncan MacGregor hauls a load to the roadside during Port McNeill Communities in Bloom's broom-bashing event Saturday in Port McNeill. See May 12 Midweek for more. J.R. Rardon photo

Dear editor, Can someone please explain to me why we are paying $136.9 per liter for gas in Port Hardy while Campbell River prices are nine cents per liter less? Yes, nine cents. At the time I am typing this most Campbell River prices are at $127.9 for regular gas. When one of the local trucking companies asked a fuel company recently why fuel prices were so much more in Port Hardy than they were in Nanaimo or

Campbell River, they were told, “transportation costs.” So they offered to haul fuel to Port Hardy from Naniamo for two cents per litre and were turned down. I believe in supporting business in the community you live in, and I also understand that the local stations do not set the prices but this is complete bovine feces! Fuel prices can be checked online at Terry Krook Port Hardy

Salmon farmers take issue with letter Dear Editor, Re: “David seizes sling against fish farms,” Mary Russell, April 28, 2011 BC’s salmon farmers take our responsibility to the ocean we farm in and communities we operate in very seriously. Part of that responsibility requires correcting misinformation such as that put forward by Mary Russell in her latest letter to the North

Island Gazette. Concerns about the possible impacts of escaped farm salmon on the natural environment has been studied and followed for many years: and have shown that, in the extremely unfortunate incidents of escapes, farmed salmon are both poor competition with no wild foraging skills but are also unsuccessful at colonizing and unable to interbreed with wild

Letters to the editor

Pacific salmon. That said, farmers never want to lose any of their livestock – and it’s a key priority for all of us to eliminate escapes completely. Ms. Russell’s comments about the Fisheries Act are also misleading. We are not allowed to cause harm to the wild environment or release harmful materials to the ocean. Wording in those cases were used to address the differ-

ence between farming and fishing under the Act, which challengingly doesn’t mention Aquaculture once. The challenge of applying a Fisheries Act to Aquaculture was made very obvious as the new DFO regulations were drafted last year, and our companies are advocating for the creation of an Aquaculture-specific act. Our farmers are coastal residents and neighbours, who care

about the environment and protection of BC’s coast. With companies that listen, a public that engages and scientists and regulators who determine strong guidelines, we can all work together productively. Mary Ellen Walling Executive Director BCSFA Campbell River

The goal is to publish every letter, so keep them brief, clear and to the point. Be hard on the problem, not the person; skip quotes except where readily confirmable; accept editing for length and legality. Include full name and home community (plus phone number to confirm authorship). Mail, fax, email or drop off c/o the editor by 4:00 pm Friday.


Article gets his goat Dear editor, Your column about Dr. Clelland neglected to mention that the Rx she wrote was going to go to a Third World charity. And getting disciplined by the College is not exactly a determinant of guilt. I have been disciplined by the College for buying a goat on my summer holidays. Peter Nesbitt Maple Ridge

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Front page Character assassination a mistake

Dear editor, The character assassination your paper printed April 21 on Dr. Clelland would have fit well in the National Enquirer. Although your facts may be true, the extenuating circumstances of the story would make Dr. Clelland look like a hero if you had bothered to interview

her before printing the College of Physicians and Surgeons press release. Dr. Clelland is a dedicated, respected doctor who goes way beyond the call of duty. She gives hours of her own time, without pay, helping people the rest of society has written off and is a valuable member of our community.

Maybe your paper could run an article on what an outstanding citizen Dr. Clelland is instead of reporting some minor transgression that makes her look bad. Dan Murgatroyd Port McNeill

Doctor deserves better Dear editor, Re: Doctor disciplined, April 21. I found this article to be tabloid style sensationalism which portrayed Dr. Clelland in an unfair manner.

It is not uncommon to receive a call from Dr. Clelland late in the evening to respond to a medical query left earlier in the day. She has also met me at the hospital on a weekend day to deliver medical care.

We are so fortunate to have a physician of this quality in our community and she deserves an apology for the manner in which this story was reported. Doug Samms Port Hardy

Dear editor, I have the need to express my dismay in seeing the article about Dr. Clelland on your front page of the April 21 paper. I cannot see a reason for this to be front page worthy. She has done this community much good, we all make mistakes, even when we make a choice to help a person. Of course it is news and you have the right to print what you see as newsworthy but front page worthy was a mistake on your part. I appreciate your paper and purchase it

every week and thank you for your efforts in keeping the community informed about local

“She has done this community much good ...”

matters so please don’t take this personally, I just want people to see a different perspective. Shelley Prokop Port McNeill

General Board Meeting & Open House Wednesday, June 1, 2011 The Vancouver Island Health Authority Board of Directors is holding its regular General Board meeting: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 10:45 am Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health 2400 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC In addition to conducting its regular business, there will be a limited amount of time set-aside during the meeting for scheduled presentations from the floor,separate from the process of written questions described below. There will also be an opportunity to have questions addressed on an individual basis during the Open House.

Bashing trash

The entire student body of North Island Secondary cleaned up around Port McNeill April 21 in honour of Earth Day. Following the clean up students enjoyed a barbecue. Photo submitted

I accompanied the good doctor Dear editor, Re: Doctor disciplined, April 2. I found myself to be quite disappointed in the character and lack of relative information provided in this article. If I had not actually accompanied Dr. Clelland on this particular visit to the Dominican Republic and, instead, had simply read this article without any background knowledge of the event I would have been lead to assume that Dr. Clelland’s

actions were to be quite outrageous and nothing less than unacceptable. However, luckily I am not subject to this imposed ignorance. Though her actions were unprofessional, they were not as criminal as proposed. Once obtaining her utterly disgraceful substances of children’s vitamins, burn cream, malaria medication and anti-parasetic cream she then continued with her evil plot by issuing these materials to a professional Haitian doc-

tor who travelled to provide required care to the poorer citizens and refugees of the Dominican Republic. To conclude her visit to the Caribbean, Dr. Clelland visited and volunteered at local schools while also meeting with local physicians to discuss how to benefit and improve the medical care and treatments that were provided to the people. As you can see, these can hardly be classified as criminal actions.

The only question I have for the editor is why was there such a limited amount of information provided in this article? I strongly recommend, for the reputation of the Gazette, that it maintains the image of a professional newspaper and not subject its articles to the ‘unprofessional conduct’ of a tabloid. Kate Archibald Pershire, UK

Presentation Guidelines: A written request is required to make a presentation to the Board. Requests should include the general nature and viewpoint of the presentation and groups/organizations must identify one individual as the spokesperson. Presentations will be limited to a maximum of 10 minutes. Note: Should the number of applications exceed the time available at the meeting it may not be possible to schedule all presentations. You will be contacted to confirm whether or not you have been selected to make a presentation. Presentations will not be accepted without prior arrangement. Written questions or requests for presentations to the VIHA Board must be submitted before 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by fax to (250) 370-8750 or by email to or by mail to: Vancouver Island Health Authority, Executive Office, 1952 Bay Street, Victoria, BC V8R 1J8 Open House Immediately Following the General Board Meeting Following the General Board meeting there will be an Open House to allow for a general exchange of thoughts, suggestions and concerns between the VIHA Board and senior management staff and the general public.

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Salmon Centre celebration sparkles Ken Manning Gazette staff The unveiling of the recently completed gallery exhibits at the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre provided an opportunity for the Northern

Vancouver Island Salmonid Enhancement Association (NVISEA) to show its appreciation to funders, donors and supporters. Wine and hors d’oeuvres were served to about 75 North

Islanders who saw for the first time the new theatre, salmon science exhibit, mezzanine and Corey’s Sea Wall. “It’s excellent,” said Grant Anderson, Chair of NVISEA. “The highlight of the evening

Pam Chalmers serves wine to Lyle and Maggie Flostrand at the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre’s celebratory wine and cheese gathering marking completion of phase two of the gallery exhibits. Ken Manning photo

for me is that Corey’s father, Brian could be here to see the wall that he and Elizabeth donated to the Centre in memory of their son, Corey.” Designer Ernie Tomlinson watched the flow of people through the space he designed and gauged the public’s reaction. With 25 years of experience to use for comparisons he was pleased with what he saw. “It’s working. I think this has supplanted the Newfoundland Freshwater Resource Centre to become my new favourite design,” he said. Tomlinson, who heads up Interpretive Design, said he has had his Newfoundland design at the top of his favourites list since 1990. Assistant manager

Erin Wright said she is thrilled with the new space. Wright, who began as a volunteer about 12 years ago, said when the centre began it was housed in an old Atco trailer Western Forest Products donated.

“The trailer was already 15 years old when we got it,” said Wright. “We were happy to have it, but this (gesturing at the new exhibit hall) is amazing.” In addition to the new exhibits, Wright points

to new signage in and around the building, making self-guided tours possible. Wright said the centre also has a new computer station, lots of interactive exhibits and much more for visitors to see and do.

Regional District of Mount Waddington


Posing beside the display he and his wife, Elizabeth donated in their son’s memory at the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre is Brian Hayes, back, with family friend Bronwyn Palmer, right, and friends Leslie and Rob Driemel. Ken Manning photo

Corey’s vision realized Ken Manning Gazette staff Corey Hayes had always planned to have his collection of North Island sea creatures displayed in his home one day. He died before he could realize his vision. His collection lives on, however. It will entertain and inform visitors to the Quatse

Salmon Stewardship Centre for many years to come. Thursday night Corey’s father, Brian, unveiled Corey’s Sea Wall to the public at the wine and cheese celebration marking the completion of phase two of the Centre’s exhibition hall. Dozens of unique species preserved by

Mike Moss of BC Wildlife Studios grace the exhibit donated by Brian and Elizabeth Hayes in memory of their son. Corey gathered the collection while diving for sea urchins to supply the Japanese market early in the first decade of 2000, said his father. “When he saw a

specimen that he didn’t have he’d pick it up as part of his diving career,” said Brian. “He had this design (sea wall display) in mind for an extension on his house.” Corey Hayes died in 2007 of natural causes. He was a well respected North Island commercial diver and fishing guide.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to sections 890 and 892 of the Local Government Act that a Public Hearing will be held in the board room of the Regional District of Mount Waddington administrative office, 2044 McNeill Road, Port McNeill, B.C. on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 3:00pm for the purpose of hearing representations concerning “Quatsino Zoning Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 819, 2011” which proposes to amend “Quatsino Zoning Bylaw No. 670, 2002” to rezone the portion of the property legally described as Lot 7, Section 31, Township 11, Rupert District, Plan 3106 that is located east of the Quatsino Road road dedication and comprised of approximately 1.2 hectares (2.97 acres), from the Rural Residential (RR-1) Zone to the Commercial General (CG-1) Zone. TAKE NOTICE that proposed Quatsino Zoning Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 819, 2011 and related information that may be considered by the Board can be obtained at the Regional District of Mount Waddington Office, 2044 McNeill Road, Port McNeill, B.C., between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays, from May 5, 2011 until May 17, 2011. Anyone who believes proposed Quatsino Zoning Bylaw Amendment Bylaw No. 819, 2011 will affect their interests shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person or by a representative or by written submission at the above-noted time and place. If you are unable to attend the Public Hearing, written comments may be mailed, facsimiled, emailed or hand-delivered to the Regional District of Mount Waddington by 2:00pm, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Legally, the Regional District of Mount Waddington cannot consider any representations made after the close of the Public Hearing. Enquiries and written comments/submissions should be directed to: Jeff Long, Manager of Planning Regional District of Mount Waddington PO Box 729, 2044 McNeill Road, Port McNeill, B.C. V0N 2R0 Telephone: 250-956-3301 Ext. 222 Facsimile: 250-956-3232 Email:

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North Island

Hot Spots

May 5 Sunset Elementary School Loonie Auction goes at 5 p.m. in the gym. May 7 Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Treasure Island, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. shows at Pioneer Theatre in Port McNeill. FMI call Kathy at 250-956-3456. May 7 Spring Tea at St. Columba Church. Everyone welcome! Plants, baking, and a silent auction. 2 p.m. to 4

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 1:00 to 5:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday.. • Quatsino Museum & Archives is open Friday to Sunday from 1:00 -2:00. Open daily July & August. FMI • 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. • 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. • Free Women's Yoga at Family Place PH. Thursdays @ 2:30-4:30. Please bring a mat/towel and wear comfortable clothing. • May 11-13: Breast Screening Program PH Hospital. 1-800-663-9203 for appt.

p.m. Adults $5, children $3. May 7 Mother’s Day Showcase presented by Port McNeill Saleswomen (PMS). Saturday 11 a.m. 3 p.m. Broughton Curling Rink, Port McNeill. Home based businesses reps, concession, fundraising (variety of local charities), and a HUGE door prize. Come out and support the local women and charities from our community. For more information contact Lindy 956-2675 or Leanna 956-9812. May 13 The fourth annual North Island Youth Conference and Much Video Dance will be held at the Port Hardy Civic Centre. Doors open at 12 noon. The conference and dinner are free. The dance is free for attendees and $10 at the door for all others. Workshops include: self-defense, sex ed., hip hop, cedar weaving, jewelry making, stock car racing, and jam session and more. Prizes include a netbook and an iPod Touch. FMI call Peter Carter 250-230-3513 or email or Marieke Knierim or see the North Island Youth Conference Facebook page. May 13 and 14 Stars of Tomorrow IV, a dance recital by the Portside Academy of Performing Arts featuring jazz, hip hop, musical theatre, ballet, and tap at Sunset Elementary School in Port McNeill. 7 p.m. both nights. Tickets $10 at the door. Advance tickets available at the Flower Shoppe and Portside Academy Studio. FMI call Alana 250-230-0825.

May 14 Lions Action Auction in Port McNeill. Doors open at 6 p.m. auction runs 7 - 10 p.m. Concession with beer and wine. May 15 Hardy Buoys is hosting an Open Air Flea Market to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society, Relay for life. Tables $25, or if vender supplies a table $15. Set up begins at 8 a.m. Open to the public at 10 a.m. and will continue until 3 p.m. Come join us in the parking lot of the old mall in front of Hardy Buoys. Donations accepted now until May 13. FMI contact Ashley at Hardy Buoys 250-949-8781 ext. 230 May 15 Hamburger and Hot Dog Day at the Hardy Bay Seniors’ Centre, 9250 Granville Street. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. by donation.

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North Island Life

Royal Tea Royal High Tea was observed by 30 residents of Eagle Ridge Manor in celebration of the royal wedding Friday, Apr. 29. Recreational Activities Worker, Louise Dugas, invested two weeks preparing for the gala that featured costumed residents and staff, fine pastries, tea, a bridal couple, flags, photos of the royals, memorabilia and the royal wedding on tape. Photos centre then top left: Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton couldn’t make it so Simon Alley and Racheal Weymer stood in for them. Kashia Cook, 12, shows off her guest. Pentti Kiiskila from Sointula gets in the spirit of things donning an Australian cap. Donna Koch, gowned, bejeweled, coifed and bedecked in a beautiful hat. Patricia Prestwich, right, listens to Jean Hemphill. Edith Krafczyk and Stan Junglas (seated) Ken Manning photos are served by Anna Heinrichs.

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Submit results to 250-949-6225 Fax 250-949-7655 or email us at • Deadline 10 am Monday

on deck Tell us about items of interest to the sports community. Today Slo-pitch Port Hardy Slo-pitch League games at Beaver Harbour Park. Bushcats v. Bandits, Blue Sox v. Bush Rats, Master Batters v. Generals, all 7 p.m. May 6-8 Soccer Port McNeill Mud Bowl Tournament. NISS track, Sunset Elem. and Cheslakees Elem. fields. Game times tba; finals Sunday. Slo-pitch Umpires Icebreaker Classic Tournament at Beaver Harbour Park. Game times tba. Info, David Deans 250-9497221. 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. Golf Royal Canadian Legion tournament at Seven Hills Golf and Country Club. May 15 Baseball Hyde Creek vs. Port McNeill, 5 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. May 21-23 Baseball Annual Sointula Recreation Wood-bat Baseball Tournament. Oyster feed, beer garden, concession. Game times tba. May 24 Swimming Port McNeill swimming pool opens. Times tba; 250-956-3111 until mid-May; 250-9563638 after mid-May.

Cubs corral opening-day win J.R. Rardon Gazette staff HYDE CREEK — Rod Romas missed almost all of last year’s baseball season after suffering a devastating leg injury. He promptly made up for the lost time in Sunday’s North Vancouver Island Baseball League season opener at the local ballpark. Romas drove in five runs and picked up the victory on the mound as the Port Hardy Cubs kicked off the 2011 season with an 8-4 win over the Port McNeill Rangers. He laced a two-run double in the Cubs’ four-run first inning, drew a bases-loaded walk in the second, added an RBI single in the fourth and chased home the team’s final run when his sharp onehopper was misplayed for an error in the sixth. He even rumbled into second with a stolen base in his last trip on the basepaths. “I haven’t done anything (to get in shape),” said Romas, who allowed just two unearned runs while striking out three in three innings. “I ran from my couch to my fridge a few times.” Early last season, Romas made a hard slide into third base during a game and his left ankle basically exploded. He suffered a dislocated ankle, dislocated heel, a spiral fracture of his fibula and torn ligaments. He still has a 10-inch plate holding everything together and a long scar resulting from the surgery that followed the injury. “It didn’t feel too bad,” he said after pitching and playing both shortstop and catcher in Sunday’s win. “When I rounded third in the first inning I definitely felt it. But it’s not bad.” Jason Hodson went

Port Hardy Cubs catcher Chris Lamothe gathers a throw before tagging out Port McNeill baserunner Hugh Connon to complete a double play during Sunday's win by the Cubs at Hyde Creek Ballpark. Below, Cubs shortstop Jordan Campbell is handcuffed by a fly ball in left field as teammate Jeff Tarlier backs up the play. J.R. Rardon photos

3-for-3 with a sacrifice fly and two RBIs for the Cubs, Curtis Martyn was 3-for-5 with three runs and an RBI, and Chris Lamothe drew five walks and scored three times as a succession of Rangers hurlers pitched around him. Romas started on the hill for the Cubs and was followed by Dave Stewart, Martyn and Lamothe as the team went easy on its arms in the season opener. Conditions were cool and cloudy, but the rains that plagued the opener the past two seasons never fell on this one. After jumping to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning, the Cubs gave two runs back with some uncharacteristically sloppy defence. Four errors contributed to the runs, which the Rangers managed on just one hit.

"I haven't done anything (to get in shape). I ran from my couch to my fridge a few times.' Rod Romas

After that, though, the Cubs’ defence was solid and turned three

double plays. Third baseman Chris Ranger started two of the twin

killings, one erasing a runner at the plate as the Rangers threatened with the bases loaded in the fourth inning, and the other ending the game in the bottom of the seventh. Jordan Altmiks had two hits for the Rangers. Greg Johnson was 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI, Chris Tomasi went 1-for-2 with a run and Karl Jones was 1-for-3 and scored once. Harold Hosken took the loss. The season resumes Saturday when the defending league champion Hyde Creek Hillbillies host Port McNeill at 5 p.m.

North Vancouver Island Baseball League Standings Through May 4 Team W L Pct GB Port Hardy 1 0 1.000 — Hyde Creek 0 0 .000 .5 Port McNeill 0 1 .000 1 Sunday, May 1 Port Hardy 8, Port McNeill 4 Cubs 410 102 0—8 8 5 Rangers 200 200 0—4 7 2 Romas, Stewart (4), Martyn (4), Lamothe (7) and Lamothe, Romas (7). Hosken, Kenny (4), Altmiks (6) and Johnson, Berry (5). WP — Romas (1-0). LP — Hosken (0-1). LOB — Cubs 10, Rangers 8. DP — Cubs 3. 2b — Cubs: Romas, Martyn, Hodson. Sb — Cubs: Lamothe 4, Martyn 3, Romas. Rangers: Carmen, Johnson. CS — Rangers: Altmiks. SF — Cubs: Hodson. HBP — Cubs: Campbell, Stewart, Tarlier. Umpire: Baker. T — 2:56. A — 14.


Pool seeks lifeguards Gazette staff A shortage of qualified student applicants is forcing the Port McNeill swimming pool to alter its early season schedule, and the deadline for appli-

cants has been extended to May 13. The pool is scheduled to open May 24, but the schedule will be restricted to accommodate the certified staff currently avail-

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able, pool supervisor Maggie Cessford said. Certified lifeguards or Red Cross instructors interested in working at the pool are invited to apply through May 13 at 3:30 p.m. Resumés

may be faxed, dropped off or mailed to the Port McNeill Town Office, or emailed to reception. The pool will offer the NLS program in May. The full May sched-

ule has not yet been published, but will be posted at the pool and other locations in town when completed. For info, call 250956-3111 or email

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McCarrick shines for Stars

Gazette staff Curtis McCarrick of Port Hardy, 15, scored a pair of goals last week to help his squad to the championship of BC Hockey’s Male U16 B.C. Cup hockey tournament in Kamloops. McCarrick was a member of Team Stars, which outdueled nine other clubs to take the title in the high-performance tourney for B.C.’s top players. Team Stars posted a 1-0 victory over Team Bruins in the championship game Sunday at the Interior Savings Centre. The tournament was held jamboree style, mixing and matching players from various parts of B.C. on each team. McCarrick was chosen in Vancouver Island Zone tryouts earlier this year. He skated last season with the North Island Eagles bantam team, which won the Vancouver Island Tier 3 title. Samantha Dutcyvich of Port McNeill was also in action, helping Team Eagles to a third-place finish in the Female U18 BC Cup

Superintendent Public Forum School District No.85 invites all stakeholders to a public forum to meet the candidates for the position of Superintendent/CEO. This is your chance to be a part of the process. When: May 12, 2011 Where: North Island Secondary School Time: 4:30 p.m. Place: Library

Curtis McCarrick of Port Hardy, lower left, helped Team Stars to the championship of the Male U-16 BC Cup championship Sunday in Kamloops. Photo courtesy of BC Hockey

Challenge at the Sunwave Centre in Salmon Arm. Team Eagles notched a 3-1 win over Team Falcons in Saturday’s bronze-medal final. Dutcyvich is a defenseman who competed last season for the North Island Extreme female midget A program.

The Extreme brought home the Vancouver Island banner and went on to place third in the provincial championships. Approximately 46 players from the six-team tournament will be selected to take part in the Female U18 Provincial Camp, to be held May 19-23 in Salmon Arm.

Two more North Island players will be in action next week when the BC Cup Challenge wraps up. Forward Robert Cahill of Port Hardy and defenseman Thor Rosback of Port McNeill were both selected to play in the Male U17 challenge in Salmon Arm, May 12-15.

Mud Bowl tourney kicks off Gazette staff The annual Port McNeill Mud Bowl soccer tournament kicks off with games tonight and tomorrow before shifting into high gear Saturday and Sunday. The tourney will include round-robin play for U-6, U-8 and U-10 classifications and playoff rounds in the U-12, U-15 and U-18 divisions. Games will be played this weekend on fields at Sunset and Cheslakees elementary schools and at the North Island Secondary School track. A concession with barbecue and baked goods will be available at Sunset Saturday and Sunday. Finals for the tournament, the North Island’s largest youth soccer tourney, are scheduled for Sunday. Slo-pitch begins The annual Umpires

will be held at Icebreaker Sports the arena June Slo-pitch 8 from 3-5 p.m. Tournament in Briefs Registration Port Hardy will forms may also kick off the North Island tournament sea- be picked up at Timberland Sports in Port McNeill, filled son this evening. Play will continue through out and dropped off during Sunday’s finals at the ballfield registration. For more info, call Elizabeth complex at Beaver Harbour at 250-956-3995. Park. For more info, call David Hockey clinics Deans at 250-949-7221. Registration continues for a pair of summer hockey camps Learn to skate The Port McNeill Figure to be held in July at Port Skating Club has announced McNeill’s Chilton Regional its annual Learn to Skate Arena. Former Port McNeill skatsummer lesson program will begin Monday, June 27 at er and current NHL player Clayton Stoner will bring the Chilton Regional Arena. The Week 1 session will be Vancouver Island Hockey held from June 27-30 from Clinic to the arena from July 4-4:45 p.m. each day. Week 4-8. Registration is $395 and 2 lessons will follow July registration forms are online 4-8, from 2:30-3:15 p.m. each at www.progressivehockey. com. day. The third Lou Lemire Cost for the lessons is $75. A one-day registration session Summer Hockey Skills

camp will follow July 11-15. The registration fee is $395 between until June 1, and $425 after June 1. Registration and other camp info is available at www.loulemirehockeycamp. com. For skaters who register with Port McNeill Minor Hockey before June 1, a $50 rebate is available off registration to either camp. Strategic Forest Management is sponsoring the first 20 players who register, and Port McNeill Minor Hockey will contribute the $50 to all remaining players who take advantage of the early registration. Fish derby The 6th annual Quatsino Fishing Derby will be held July 30-31, and organizers are seeking a few good prizes. To donate goods or cash, call Gwen at 250-949-7960 or Dianne at 250-949-7879.

ATHLETE of the Week ROD ROMAS The Port Hardy baseball player drove in five runs and earned the pitching win in his first game in nearly a year as the Cubs beat Port McNeill 8-4 Sunday. J.R. Rardon photo

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Abernethy rides to sweep Gazette staff Jason Abernethy of Port McNeill posted a clean sweep across two classifications as the Vancouver Island Motocross Association kicked off its 2011 Spring Season in Campbell River April 23-24. Abernethy took the top podium spot in the MX2 Junior class in both Saturday’s and Sunday’s motos, and duplicated the feat while competing in the GP Junior class. Abernethy was one of nine members of the Triport Motocross and ATV Club to compete in the event. Dallas Bradshaw

Sunday. Mark Ellis and Stu Abernethy also rolled for the Triport club. Ellis placed second in the Vet Junior class and Abernethy was fourth. In the Plus 40 class, Ellis posted finishes of 7th and 6th, while Abernethy was 6th and 8th. Triport will host its Spring Season event on May long weekend, drawing riders from throughout the Island to 7 Mile Track the 21st and 22nd. The races are also a qualifier for the Canadian Amateur Motorsports Championships, to Jason Abernethy, shown following a win at 7 Mile be held in Raymond, Track in October, swept to two motocross wins in J.R. Rardon file photo Alberta, June 29-July 2. Campbell River.

added a first-place finish in the GP Beginner class Sunday after placing second on Saturday. In other MX2 Junior results, Brody Low placed 9th and 11th in the two days; Travis Cote was 15th and 7th; Arnie Irving was 16th and 17th; Kyle Klaric placed 14th Saturday and Tanner Smithson placed 18th Saturday. In GP Junior results, Low placed 6th both days; Cote was 7th and 12th; Irving was 11th both days; Smithson was 13th and 9th; and Klaric was 15th Saturday. Bradshaw also competed in the MX2 Beginner class, placing 8th Saturday and 5th

Black Press sponsors B.C. Games Travis Paterson News staff Kelly Mann hardly raised an eyebrow to the Canucks’ spectacular win of Round 1 in the playoffs. To be fair, no one is more passionate about sports than Mann. As far as he’s concerned, youth athletics and the surrounding community are where it’s at. The president and CEO of B.C. Games has guided the province’s Summer and Winter Games to great heights through a passion for sports. Mann was in Vernon last week to help the host city launch the official

countdown for the 2012 B.C. Winter Games, set for Feb. 23-26. In tandem with the launch, Mann announced a four-year partnership between the Games and Black Press, parent company of the North Island Gazette. “While we sponsor literally thousands of events each year, The Games, both winter and summer, are on a scale that is one of the largest opportunities to engage our readers across B.C.,” said Candy Hodson, senior vice-president of national sales and marketing for Black Press. “In covering the B.C.


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Games it allows Black Press to also showcase our best: we bring together ‘local’ on a provincial scale,” she said. Mann agreed the shared focus on athletic promotion in the community between the B.C. Games and Black Press is a perfect fit. “Black Press will provide extensive coverage and advertising to support the B.C. Games and share the story of how the Games impact athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and communities.” The partnership will coincide with three games: the 2012 Summer Games in Surrey and the

2014 Winter and Summer Games in Mission and Nanaimo, respectively. From his downtown Victoria office, Mann overlooks the antique section of Fort Street, where Mann became connected to the values of youth sports by playing and managing school teams. He’s been with B.C. Games since 1992 but also co-founded the Kidsport Greater Victoria chapter in 2002, one of the most successful in the country. When president Randy Blair of Black Press’ Lower Mainland division proposed the newspaper chain become one of

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three corporate sponsors, Mann knew the opportunity at hand. “We want people to understand the competitive support system in athletic development in B.C.,” Mann said. “You don’t hear of Ryder Hesjedal as a B.C. Games athlete, you hear of him as a Tour de France competitor. We talk about athletes like they fell out of a tree but really they’ve had a support network since they were eight. This (partnership) will add greater depth to the role of athletes and the support network of the development stage.”

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Sometimes, you are required to split a tablet in half to take the right dose. There are many ways to do this but the best way is to use a “pill splitter”. These are available in all pharmacies. Some tablets are scored so they can be split by pushing on each end at the same time. This works too. But avoid using knives or scissors. These don’t do a good job and you could cut yourself in the process. Up to 1 in 100 people have celiac disease, a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. Celiac patients cannot tolerate any gluten in their food and medicines. As pharmacists, we have access to the total list of ingredients in all medications and can tell you if there is gluten in them or not. Let us help. May is Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month. MS received a lot of press in 2010 with the introduction of the controversial “liberation” treatment introduced by a doctor in Italy. Last year also saw the release in the U.S. of the first oral drug for MS (fingolimod). This would be much more convenient than injectable therapies and it is hoped to be okayed in Canada this year. If you have a serious allergy to wasps, bees or even certain food items, it’s important to have an EpiPen on hand that is in date. A recent study of over 100 people with severe allergies, found that only 55% actually carried the EpiPen with them. Ensure yours is in date and with you. It can save your life. Our pharmacists are very familiar with all the treatments for allergies. Talk to us regarding any of your allergy concerns. 17

Port Hardy advances Gazette staff PORT HARDY – Port Hardy finished second in voting in the Western Region and fourth nationally to advance to the next round in the World Fishing Network's Ultimate Fishing Town Canada contest. Port Hardy moves on to the next round of voting as one of 20 finalists in line for a $25,000 prize and a feature show on the 24-hour fishing network. With five hours left to vote as the Gazette went to press this week, Port Renfrew led the Western Region with 21,429 votes, followed by Port Hardy with 20,705. Campbell River was a distant third with 9,839. The top three vote-getters in each of four regions advance to the second round of voting, along with eight wild-card towns selected by WFN. Chapleau and Port Colborne, both of Ontario, were the top-two vote-getters nationwide. Final voting among the Top 20 will commence May 10. The contest winners are to be announced no later than June 6. Port Hardy’s cause has been aided by the efforts of the tourism class at Port Hardy Secondary School, which is using social networking and face-to-face lobbying to get people to vote for the community. To add your vote to the tally, go to porthardy-bc. You must register to vote by submitting a name and email address. There is no cost to register.

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Cheslakees seeks pics for mural Gazette staff PORT McNEILL – Cheslakees Elementary needs help from the community to complete an ambitious mural project. The parent advisory committee (PAC) is collecting photos of students, staff and events held at the school both past and present. The photos will be arranged into a large wall mural that will look like one large image from a distance, but will actually be made of hundreds of smaller images. “The Cheslakees PAC would like to include as many students and events in the collection as possible, so we would like all current and past Cheslakees students and families to contribute their quality photos to the project,” said PAC chair Penny Mills in a letter to the Gazette. “The PAC will collect the photos during April and May only, as we would like to have this project completed by the end of the school year.” Cheslakees PAC will have a table at the Port McNeill Saleswomen (PMS) Mothers Day Showcase, being held on May 7 at the Curling Club 11a.m. until 3p.m. “We will have examples of the photo mosaic style, consent forms, a computer and scanner so come along and bring your memory stick or CD and photos,” said Mills. Due to the public nature of this mural each child whose photo is involved in the mural must have written parental/guardian consent and each contributing photographer must sign an image release and consent form. The forms are available at Cheslakees School during school hours. The PAC is working with Strait Shooter Photography to develop the mural. Digital photos should be 240 or 300 dpi or straight from the camera. Prints can be scanned.

Fashion for a cause Port McNeill Rotary Club hosted the Diversity in Fashion show Saturday at Pioneer Theatre to raise money for the Rotary Polio Plus campaign and a local bus shelter. Clockwise from top: Deborah Murray flings a high-vis jacket over her shoulder; Nimfa Casson models a traditional Filipino dress; Aaron Gabrysh sports camo on the outside but hunter’s orange boxers; Karina Cann and Kate Brown entertain with singing. J.R. Rardon photos


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ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Port Hardy meets every Wednesday & Saturday at the Upper Island Public Health Unit on Gray Street at 8pm. Sundays at the Salvation Army Lighthouse, 8635 Granville St., at 7pm.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES 9TH ANNUAL Kitty Coleman Woodland Art & Bloom Festival. Fine Art and Quality Crafts Juried Show. Presented in a spectacular outdoor setting May 21,22, 23 Applications for Artisans are available at or phone 250-338-6901

CALL FOR ENTRY Originals Only Summer Show & Sale 2011 The originals only Artists’ Group is currently seeking artists who would be interested in showing and selling their work in our annual Summer Show. The 2011 show will be held Saturday August 6th and Sunday August 7th at the Comox Marina Park in Comox, BC. The show is open to artists living on Vancouver Island and the surrounding outer islands only.

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Ken Thompson

May 8, 1969 - Nov. 24, 2010 Celebration of Life Sunday, May 8th at 1pm at Port Hardy Civic Centre

Irene Edith Charles

Born April 24, 1939 - Died April 10, 2011

PORT HARDY BAPTIST CHURCH Corner of Trustee & Highland Morning Service 11:00 am Plus regular family activities Office: 250-949-6844 Pastor: Kevin Martineau 11/11

ST. COLUMBA ANGLICAN UNITED 9190 Granville St. Port Hardy Phone 250-949-6247 11:00 a.m. Sunday School and Service Wed., 12:00 noon Bible Study 11:00 am Midweek Eucharist Everyone welcome Meeting rooms available Rev. Rob Hutchison FULL GOSPEL CHURCH 2540 Catala Place Port McNeill (across from Firehall) Sunday 10:30 am - Morning Worship Church Office 250-956-4741 Youth Pastor: Steve Taylor Cell: 250-527-0144 Office hours: 10am-4pm Mon-Thurs Visitors always welcome 11/11

LEGALS NOTICE OF REPAIRERS LIEN ACT (RSBC 1996) CHAPTER 404 Whereas Curtis Omeasoo of Zeballos, B.C., is indebted to Port McNeill Auto Body on a 1998 Ford F250 Lariat 2 dr. extension cab, short bed, 156,855 kms. #1FTPX27L4WKB01917. There is presently an amount of $3065.00, three thousand, sixty-five dollars outstanding on this unit. Notice is hereby given that on May 12, 2011 or thereafter the said vehicle will be sold in Port McNeill, BC, according to the law. For more info contact Larisa Hempler at Port McNeill Auto Body at (250)956-3434.

Survived by husband Cecil E. Charles; daughter Lana J. Charles; son Darren E. Charles, sister Lucy Howarth, Saskatoon, brother Lawrence McDermott, Winnipeg and numerous nieces and nephews.

When I die, please don’t cry for me For I am in a better place Just where I want to be No more sorrow, no more pain Just sunshine, no more rain

CASEWORKER, FULL-TIME The Salvation Army, Comox Valley is accepting applications for the position of Case Worker. Apply via email or fax to 250-334-2314.




The next regular School Board Meeting of the Board of Education of School District No. 85 (Vancouver Island North) will be held on

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CHRIST CHURCH ANGLICAN Alert Bay Sunday Services - 10 am Reverend Lincoln Mckoen 1-250-974-5844 Warden Flora Cook 250-974-5945 Warden Joan Stone 250-974-2234

North Island Church Services SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 4680 Byng Rd. Port Hardy Pastor George Hilton 250-949-8925 or 250-949-8826 “Everyone welcome” Saturday Services 9:30am - Bible Study groups 10:45am - Worship/Praise service Wednesday @ 7pm - Prayer meeting Avalon Adventist Jr. Academy Offering Christian Education 250-949-8243


NORTH ISLAND CATHOLIC CHURCHES Sunday Masses St. Mary’s Port McNeill: 9am St. Bonaventure Port Hardy: 11am St. Theresa’s Port Alice: 1st & 2nd Sundays 9am 3rd, 4th, & 5th Sunday 1:30pm Alert Bay: 2nd & 4th Sundays 10am Father Roger Poblete 250-956-3909 11/11

PORT MCNEILL BAPTIST CHURCH 2501 Mine Road Sunday 9:45 am (Sept-June) - Sunday School 11:00 am - Worship Service 7:00 pm - Evening Fellowship Youth Group Wed - 7:00 pm Children’s Programs & Adult Bible Studies are scheduled throughout the year. For information contact 0ASTOR$AVE0URDYs   11/11


ABUNDANT LIFE FELLOWSHIP “A non-traditional connecting point for North Island Christians” - Monthly “large group” gatherings - Food, Fellowship & Encouragement - Home-Group gatherings and studies now underway! Go to or phone Pastor Rick Ivens at 250-230-5555 for more info. Time for a change in your life? Everyone is welcome! 11/11


PORT HARDY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP at Providence Place, 7050 Rupert St Sunday Worship 10:30 am & 7 pm Tuesday Prayer 7:30 pm Midweek Biblestudies - Call the church for time and place 250-949-6466 Pastor George & Karen Ewald (home) 250-949-9674 11/11

PORT ALICE ANGLICANUNITED FELLOWSHIP Sunday Services - 4pm Reverend Rob Hutchison 1-250-949-6247 Box 159, Port Alice You are extended a special invitation to share in our Services 11/11

ST. JOHN GUALBERT UNITED ANGLICAN CHURCH 250-956-3533 Email: Sundays Worship & Sunday School 9:00am Thursdays 4 pm Bible Study Thursdays 11:00 am Midweek Eucharist Reverend Rob Hutchison All Welcome 175 Cedar Street Port McNeill 11/11

GWA’SALA-’NAKWAXDA’XW SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH at entrance to Tsulquate Village (8898 Park Dr) Saturday/Sabbath 10:15 am-Sabbath School 11:30 am-Worship Service Pastor Randy Elliott 250-230-1885 cell 11/11



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Contract: 2011-1 Brushing of 10km of Power Line R/W Location: Alongside Fisher Channel near Ocean Falls. Tender Submission Deadline: May 16, 2011 Commencement Date: June 6, 2011 Completion Date: October 3, 2011 Details and Bid Submission documents available at For further Information contact. Brent Case 250-289-3868 or 250-818-7725

BUSINESS AND administration trainees needed! Large & small ďŹ rms seeking certiďŹ ed admin staff now. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-512-7116. PORT McNeill Wanted for two month project; Truck driver Pipelayer Labourers Please fax resume to 250 754-3702 or e-mail to


Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that International Forest Products Limited of Campbell River, BC, intends to make application to Ministry of Natural Resource Operations, North Island-Central Coast Resource District for a Log Handling License of Occupation (File 1413867, Site 15) on Provincial Crown land located in the Roberts Arm of Draney Inlet. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to Cyndy Grant, Ministry of Forests, North Island-Central Coast Forest District, PO Box 7000 Port McNeill, BC, V0N 2R0 or emailed to The public review peeriod will extend for 30 days from ďŹ rst advertisement, ending on May 31, 2011. Ministry of Natural Resource Operations ofďŹ ce may not be able to consider comments receved after this date. For more information, please contact Cyndy Grant or visit the following website: services/programs.html under the link: Applications & Reasons for Decision. Please be sure to cite the Applicant’s name, ďŹ le number and the location of the proposed activity for reference. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at Integrated Land Management Bureau’s regional ofďŹ ce.

HELP WANTED CAREER OPPORTUNITY Dr. Wong’s Dental OfďŹ ce needs a new member to join our team. Dental assistant needed. Willing to train the right person. Apply in person with resume to: 7185 Market Street Port Hardy, BC. Email: Fax: 250-949-7775. No phone calls please. CONCRETE FINISHERS. Edmonton-based company seeks experienced concrete ďŹ nishers for work in Edmonton and Northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780444-7103.

HELP WANTED DAR-CAR TRUCKING Ltd. is now hiring log & gravel truck drivers & buncher, skidder & processor operators. Please fax resume 403-638-4378 or call 403-638-3645 or email: ELECTRICIAN JOURNEYMAN position, Port Hardy. Residential, commercial, industrial installations & maintenance. Require valid driver’s licence, electrician trade certiďŹ cate & BCTQ. Fax or email resume: 250-949-9230 or:

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Electrician Wanted Electrical contractor, located in Port Hardy on N. Van Island. Range of service includes residential, commercial and light industrial installations and maintenance. Journeyman Electrician - Require valid driver’s licence, electrical trade certiďŹ cate, BCTQ. Group beneďŹ t package provided. Please email resume to kkelec@ or fax to 250-949-9230.

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Eagle View Elementary School did an off Broadway production of Oliver Twist last weekend playing one matinee and two evenings. Greg Murray photo

Children bring whimsy to Treasure Island Gazette staff Young Jim Hawkins will set sail with Long John Silver and his pirate band this weekend, but Missoula Children’s Theatre’s presentation of Treasure Island may not be quite what author Robert Louis Stevenson originally intended. Auditions were held Monday at Sunset Elementary School and rehearsals are being held throughout the week in preparation for two performances Saturday at Pioneer Theatre in Port McNeill. The theatre compa-

ny will give a matinee showing at 3 p.m. and an evening performance at 7 Saturday. Missoula Children’s Theatre is a Montanabased organization that sends touring teams to communities throughout North America. Equipped with props, sets and a full range of costumes, its actor/ instructors provide school-age youngsters a crash course in acting, directing and stage management. The entire process, from audition to performance, takes place in six days. Missoula Children’s

Theatre puts its own spin on classic children’s tales, typically adding whimsy, musical numbers and new characters suitable for the youngest students to play. More than 50 students are taking part in this weekend’s shows. The Missoula Children’s Theatre is presented by Port McNeill Family Centre with support from Andrew Mahon Foundation and local businesses and organizations. For more information, call Kathy Martin at 250-9563456.

PUBLIC NOTICE The District of Port Hardy has surplus equipment for sale.Viewing of items will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the public works yard located at 8900 Park Drive. Bid forms and envelopes will be available on-site. Equipment is being sold on an “As is, Where is basis”. The District makes no claim as to the condition of the equipment. Please submit your bid on the forms provided, in writing and in a sealed envelope to: Surplus Equipment Bid District of Port Hardy The deadline for bid submissions is Friday, May 13, 2011 at 4:30pm. All successful bidders must remove the equipment by May 20, 2011. To obtain any further information on the bidding process, please contact Deb Clipperton, Director of Finance at 250-949-6665 Successful bidders will be notified by phone.

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Dealer’s choice Gazette staff PORT HARDY – Dave Landon Motors Ltd. has been recognized with the 2010 President’s Award by Ford Motor Company of Canada, Ltd. The President’s Award, Ford of Canada’s highest dealership honour, is presented annually to those dealerships who demonstrate outstanding achievement in sales and customer satisfaction. “This is the eighth President’s Award we have earned in the last ten years. Earning The President’s Award sig-

nifies our entire staff’s dedication to delivering superior customer satisfaction day in and day out,� says Todd Landon, dealer principal at Dave Landon Motors Ltd. “I couldn’t be more proud to receive this recognition, especially since it comes from the people we value most – our customers. They’re the reason we are able to accept this award.�

Todd Landon, Dealer Principal of Dave Landon Motors Ltd. winners of the 2010 P r e s i d e n t ’s Award from Ford Motor Company of Canada holds one of eight P r e s i d e n t ’s Awards the dealership has earned in the past ten years.

“For the first time in more than 50 years, Ford of Canada was the best-selling manufacturer in the industry in 2010 – we acknowledge that our dealers and the superior quality of service they deliver to our customers were instrumental in achieving this recognition,� said Al McCormick, Canadian vice president of Ford Customer Service Division.

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