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Hamper drive begins Mike D’Amour Gazette editor During the first year of the North Island Gazette’s Hamper Fund, nearly $3,000 was raised so more than two dozen families could enjoy a better Christmas. That was 31 years ago when the annual drive was known as the Gazette Christmas Fund. In 1980, donated cash went to “buy turkeys, clothes, gifts and groceries for 30 mostly single parent families facing Christmas with virtually nothing,” read a 1981 Gazette story, written by an unidentified writer who noted 123 children were amidst the families helped. “It may be a tougher year for many of us,” the story continued, “but only a few of us are all alone and trying to figure out how to provide Christmas for small children with nothing more than $19.” While times have changed, the need has not. Last year, the Fund collected nearly $45,000 to deliver more than 500 hampers to those in need on the North Island, from Sointula to Woss and all areas in between. It’s expected at least the same number of families will need a hand this Christmas.

We know cash is tight and there are many good and deserving organizations vying for your charity dollars. But there is something about Christmas that strikes an emotional chord for many of us. I fondly remember Christmases past with my family. We didn’t have a lot of cash and I’m sure my parents went in the hole many times to see their kids’ faces light up at the sight of presents stuffed under the tree. And while I’m not advocating going into debt, it is my truest wish that every child’s face could glow with the same kind of anticipatory wonder Christmas morning. I realize, of course, there are many, many others who, for reasons too many to comprehend, didn’t enjoy what I did. This is an appeal to you as well, because I’m sure you want children today to have it better than you did. The Hamper Fund doesn’t put extravagance under the tree, but it gives more than the basics. “Hampers are put together with knowledge of the age and sex of each child so that what is available may be distributed equitably ... (and) for this rea-

son the most useful donation to the fund is money,” read the 1981 story. That’s one thing that has not changed — along with toys for the children, hampers contain all the fixings for a traditional Christmas dinner, plus a little more. Join us in giving some of what we have to help those with so little. Our collection buckets will be out soon, so please drop off non-perishable food, toys or cash at any number of locations around the North Island. Buckets for cash donations will be set up at various North Island locations starting Nov. 1. Applying for a hamper: Applications can be picked up at the Gazette office, 7305 Market St., or by clipping an application from the pages of the Gazette and mailing it in or dropping it off at the Gazette. The application will also soon be available by logging onto www.northislandgazette. com. Just download the application, fill it out and get it to us, either by mail or by dropping it off. Applications for those living on reserve are available at their respective band offices.

North Island Gazette publisher Sandy Grenier points to a Christmas Fund story in a 1981 issue of the paper. Mike D’Amour photo

Emergency meeting draws small turnout Mike D’Amour Gazette staff A “disappointing” number of people showed for a recent town hall-style meeting to discuss emergency preparedness, but organizers say at least it’s a beginning. “I would have liked to have seen twice, or three times that number,” said District of Port Hardy’s emergency program director, Bob Hawkins, referring to the

approximately 50 people who showed for the Oct. 5 meet at the Civic Centre. “But it’s a start,” he added. Brochures and a quick video presentation were offered at the meeting that told those who attended they must rely on themselves if a catastrophe strikes. “In a big emergency we’re going to be strapped for personnel and it could take

close to a week for (outside) help to reach us,” Hawkins told the assembled. “In most major incidents, you’ll have to look after yourselves and prepare yourselves.” Outside the meeting Hawkins said he wasn’t trying to frighten anyone, but the facts are there. “Rule 1 for all emergency responders is to ensure their own safety first, before they

move safely to where they’re supposed to go,” he said. “A lot of the responders will be tied up responding to their own emergencies.” As well, most major news organizations reported earlier this week that B.C. is in for an unusually harsh winter. However, the best defence against a disaster is to be prepared with enough food and water to see you and

yours through at least 72 hours, attendees were told. The reason for the meeting last week was prompted by recent events. “We’ve been promoting awareness in the background, but after the floods last year we decided to have a town meeting to discuss emergency procedures.” The district does have a disaster response handbook policies manual, but noth-

ing similar for citizens. “Neighbours have to talk to neighbours and organize themselves,” said Hawkins, who added people are invited to email him and ask for directions. “I’m more than happy to help them out,” he said. Email Hawkins at for more information about what to do during and emergency.

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Port McNeill to Halloween party like it’s 2009 J.R. Rardon Gazette staff PORT McNEILL—Fireworks funding from the Town of Port McNeill is back to its 2009 level. Council voted to contribute $2,000 toward the fireworks display put on each Halloween by the Port McNeill Volunteer Fire Department, one year after choosing to cut the town’s aid to $1,000.

It was not a unanimous decision, and even among those in favour there was some reluctance. “Are you a fireworks fan?” Mayor Gerry Furney asked. “I’m not. It’s one heck of a lot of cash to burn off in a half hour.” But Furney also cited the time and energy put into the show by the volunteers and its importance to youngsters in the community,

who are treated to hot cocoa and hot dogs along with a roaring bonfire in the parking lot of the Community Centre. He ultimately joined councillors Aaron Frost and Shirley Ackland in approving the $2,000. Coun. Gaby Wickstrom agreed the town should contribute, but voted against the amount.

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B.C. smokers take up free offer of help B.C. smokers lit up phone lines this week calling 811 to get help to quit. More than 7,100 nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) orders were taken during the first week of B.C.’s smoking cessation program that came into effect Sept. 30. “Hopefully, by making the healthy choice the easier choice, more British Columbians will quit smoking,” said Health Minister Michael de Jong. Each year, more than 6,000 British Columbians die from tobacco use. Of the approximately 550,000 British

Columbians who smoke, an estimated 70 per cent want to quit. When it came to choice of product, 82 per cent of registered people chose nicotine patches to help them quit smoking. Eligible B.C. residents can receive a single continuous course of treatment lasting up to 12 consecutive weeks with either a prescription smoking cessation drug or an NRT product. As part of the smoking cessation program, varenicline (Champix) and bupropion (Zyban) are also covered by B.C. PharmaCare and are available with a

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Keep your promise, mayor tells province J.R. Rardon Gazette staff PORT McNEILL— BC Housing confirmed it will provide six new modular housing units to the Town of Port McNeill, but Mayor Gerry Furney wants assurances the Crown Agency will be paying for delivery as previously promised.

Gerry Furney Craig Crawford, vice-president of operations for BC Housing, announced confirmation of the subsidized housing units, planned for senior housing in

Port McNeill, in a letter submitted to council during its regular meeting Oct. 3. The missive said the units, which will augment a six-unit complex already in place on Grenville Place, would be provided at no cost and BC Housing would “contribute funding towards the costs associated with transporting” the units to Port McNeill. Furney said his understanding was BC Housing was to pay all transportation costs for the units, which are fully-contained homes of approximately 600 square feet each. “I’m curious what portion of the transportation costs they expect us to contribute,” Furney said. “I expect them to pay for all of it. “I want to see them unloaded; I want to see a crane, that they’ve paid for, there to unload them; and I want to see

a separate trailer here with the trusses and the sides, which are part of the units.” Furney acknowledged the town will be responsible for site preparation, including foundations, and for installation of the units. That work will be coor-

dinated by the Town with contributions from Port McNeill Rotary Club and the Port McNeill Lions. “These contributions are a reflection of the community spirit that exists in Port McNeill and these organizations are to be congratu-

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lated for their efforts,” Crawford said in his letter. Furney said work on bringing the lowincome housing units to Port McNeill has been coordinated by a society set up for that purpose. The society helped secure the exist-

ing units, which are located on town property directly across from the Town Office, and has roughly $160,000 available in an account to help bring the new units to town, Furney said. He said the town property could hold

between six and 12 additional units of this type, though he is intent on first seeing the units promised by BC Housing delivered as agreed. “I’m a little reluctant to count these chickens before they’re hatched,” he said.

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Future of forestry bright beyond 2050 J.R. Rardon Gazette staff PORT McNEILL — North Island residents and professional foresters remain optimistic about the future of forestry, even while recognizing that changes will buffet the industry in the coming decades. That view emerged from the Dialogue on Healthy Forests and Healthy Communities, hosted by the Ministry of Forests in September. It was held as part of the provincial Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities Initiative, designed to provide input to policy makers by providing them with information and expert opinion. The dialogue, held Sept. 15 at the Legion Hall, asked North Islanders for visions of forestry in the region in the year 2050. Andrew Ashford, manager of the Ministry

of Forests local office and one of three panelists, gave a presentation on climate change and projections of changes that are already under way in B.C. forests. Ashford noted the makeup of B.C. forests have been changing for several years and will continue to do so as species adapt to changing temperature and sea levels. From 1895 to 1995, he pointed out, B.C. experienced a mean temperature gain ranging from 0.5c in the Queen Charlotte Islands to 1.7c in the Northern Boreal Forest. In just the next 40 years, he said, experts predict a rise of between 1c and 6c for the province, with the figure likely to end up at +2c if there are not changes to current trends. “We can expect ecosystem change and ecosystem disruption,�

“We can expect ecosystem change and ecosystem disruption� Ashford said, painting a picture of reduced growth and survival rate of trees due to stress and susceptibility to disease and pests such as the mountain pine bark beetle. He said one solution for forest managers will be to put the best possible tree in each habitat, which could even involve bringing in seeds from forests far to the south, such as in Oregon. Phil Wainwright, with more than 30 years as a Registered Professional Forester, gave a presentation on forest tenures and inventories. He suggested areabased tenures, includ-

ing woodlots, will provide the best opportunity for forestry to evolve and provide stability and sustain area communities to 2050 and beyond. The third panelist was Regional District of Mount Waddington administrator Greg Fletcher, who addressed the continuity of forestry relative to the provision of services by local government. Fletcher discussed how critical forestry is to providing services to North Islanders both through its share of the local tax base and through its quality of life contributions, such as logging roads providing public access to fishing, camping and hiking areas. He envisioned a 2050 in which forestry companies become more involved on the North Island, ensuring resources and

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Yeah, we’re preaching It can’t happen here. That statement ranks right up there in the Top 3 on the list of famous last words. That’s why it was so disappointing to see what amounted to just a handful of Port Hardy folk show up to hear how they can better protect themselves and those they care about during a recent meeting at the Civic Centre. Disasters happen, and that’s a fact. They’re not everyday occurrences on the North Island, to be sure. That may be one reason people aren’t too concerned about learning what the protocols will be if one should happen. Yet it only takes one major catastrophe — just one — before we’d admit we should have educated ourselves about what we should have done. To be sure, the most probable disaster we’ll experience will be an earthquake. But, do you know what to do, or where to go if the big one hits? Did you know we’d likely be on our own for nearly a week before help arrived from down island or the mainland? If you answered yes, good for you. If you answered no, then you’ll likely be worse off. There’s a saying that decisions are made by those who attend the meetings and no where else is that more true then when it comes to making decisions that affect the well being of you and yours. The Gazette will be highlighting different aspects of emergency preparedness in the weeks and months ahead, but we urge you to educate yourself about exactly what to do when disaster strikes. If you believe we’re preaching here, you’re right. And we’ll keep doing it until the message gets across.

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New seniors’ housing coming to Port McNeill and Mayor Gerry Furney holds the province to a promise. About time someone did.

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TV stunts won’t solve court problems VICTORIA—Premier Christy Clark handed her opponents more ammunition last week with her latest “ready, fire, aim” episode, calling for radio and TV coverage of Stanley Cup riot prosecutions. The day after this halfbaked idea was announced, Public Safety Minister Shirley Bond had to sign an executive order directing Crown prosecutors to ask judges for broadcast coverage. Prosecutors have enough trouble getting convictions in our stumbling, delay-plagued court system without time on applications for minor cases. In the unlikely event a judge consents to broadcast access, nothing can be aired until at least two hours after a morning or afternoon session has been adjourned. Absurdly, everyone involved, from lawyers to witnesses to defendants, has a veto over their image or voice being broadcast. The rules are designed

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to fail. I’m all in favour of televising court, not so much to shame perpetrators as to show what a cozy little closed shop it is. Anyone who has sat in court for long sees the endless parade of adjournments and excuses that routinely substitute for progress. Years ago I publicized the efforts a pioneering group of youth court observers, ordinary citizens horrified by the sluggish pace of

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proceedings. Day after day they saw smirking teens watch lawyers compare schedules before heading off to lunch. Those citizens’ efforts led to a diversion program for first-time offenders to provide timely consequences for first-time offenders. Don’t take it from me on the state of our courts. Gov. Gen. David Johnston, a law professor before being appointed the Queen’s representative in Canada, gave a speech in August in which he ripped lawyers for violating their social contract with the public with unacceptable delays. “We enjoy a monopoly to practise law,” Johnston told the Canadian Bar Association meeting. “In return, we are duty-bound to serve our clients competently, to improve justice and to continuously create the good. That’s the deal.” As usual, the political debate is nearly sterile. The NDP wants more judges, A member of

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prosecutors, sheriffs and courthouses. Pour more money in, just like the school and health systems. Bond did propose a new idea last week. Probation orders with conditions will soon be available for those charged with public drunkenness under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act rather than the Criminal Code. But they would still have to go to court. Perhaps the government could take a cue from their recent revision of impaired driving laws, giving police the ability to assess fines and impound vehicles on the spot. Perhaps by the time the next big drunken riot starts to brew, cops would actually be able to offer consequences. Going around the court system is their best bet these days. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Punishment continues after aquittal Dear editor, Are we really guilty until proven innocent in this province? I found out today that is sadly the reality. I really didn’t understand the power of the government until my father was acquitted on all charges of drunk driving as of Sept. 27. He fulfilled his obligations before he even went to court. He completed a 90-day suspension, par-

ticipated in the responsible drivers program, and because he needed to be able to drive to work from Union Bay to Port McNeill, he had to install the ignition interlock and apply for the restricted licence. Now that he has been proven innocent we would think that the ignition interlock would be removed, and his full licence would be reinstated, but no, this

"The last time I checked, a murderer, a pedophile or a bank robber who were acquitted walked free." is not the case. It turns out that according to the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles, he is still guilty for another five months. I

don’t understand how they have the power to overrule the court’s decision that he is innocent. What kind of dictatorship are we liv-

ing in? Something needs to be done about this system. What good is having a court of law system in place if a tier of the government is going to overrule any of the decisions, making it so that we as a general public have no capacity to fight. The laws in place need to be clear and concise! The last time I checked, a murderer, a pedophile or a bank robber who were acquit-

ted walked free. My Dad being acquitted on all possible drunk driving charges is still guilty for another five months even after his court proceedings. To end this letter, I plead on my father’s behalf, because if it is not changed he and many others will lose everything. Trina Gable Courtenay (Originally printed in Oct. 6 Comox Valley Record)

BC Hydro Foster parents need support blame misguided Dear editor: How many of your readers realize that 92 per cent of the 32 per cent rate increase BC Hydro was seeking prior to the recent rate review was directly related to the updating and renewal of BC Hydro’s own generating, transmission and distribution infrastructure? Not many, I suspect. Only eight per cent of BC Hydro’s rate increase was related to purchases of new energy supplies from independent private sector producers. Unfortunately, independent producers seem to be getting all the blame in the media for the entire rate increase. This is neither fair nor is it in the public interest considering that independent producers are obviously not the big cost driver behind the requested rate increase. One needs to separate the cost of renewing BC Hydro’s own energy infrastructure — the 92 per cent — from the cost of acquiring new supplies of electricity from independent producers — the eight per cent — and then deal with each on its own merits. When you look at the eight per cent portion of the rate increase on its own, and view it within the context of the increased energy supply we will need to power economic activity and jobs in this province over the next decade and beyond, it should be clear that acquiring new supplies of electricity from independent producers, and transferring risk, is an incredible value for BC taxpayers and BC Hydro ratepayers. Fred Reemeyer Coquitlam B.C.

Letters to the editor

Dear editor, Open Letter to the BC Federation of Foster Parents Association: I would like to offer the thanks of Adrian Dix and the Official Opposition to you: foster parents whose life and work makes a difference to every child you look after, and to the province of British Columbia. October is Foster Family Month - an opportunity to celebrate you and your families; to celebrate the commitment you make to children and young people. It is also an opportunity to recognise that fostering is hard work. No one knows more than

you that fostering can be difficult for you and your families. It takes someone who is truly dedicated to take on the troubles of other families through their children, the problems of fetal alcohol syndrome, of physical disabilities or mental challenges. I know foster parents who look after newborns and young babies; those who take in vulnerable mothers as well as their babies; those who take in difficult teens with all that entails. They take on this duty in addition to caring for their own families, working at their own jobs and fulfilling their own demands. There are more than 3,000

foster families around the province and almost 6,000 children and youth in the system. That is a significant number, but as you know, more are always welcome. Fostering in B.C. covers a wide spectrum from small families through to intense services for children and youth with special needs. Foster parents need support, assistance, and guidance. We place some of our most vulnerable youngsters with foster families; those families deserve support and recompense. Yes, we can celebrate your hard work, but we also need to acknowledge that we can do more for you and your families.

As the critic for the Ministry of Children and Family Development, I will be advocating on your behalf and on behalf of the children in your care; I will be challenging the government when it lets you and your children down, but will also acknowledge when there are positive outcomes. I hope this month will bring a spotlight on you and your work, and that along with that acknowledgement, bring action to ensure that fostering remains a strong part of the B.C. social fabric in the future. Claire Trevena MLA North Island

Voters don't want NDP nightmare Dear editor: (Re: Nix to Dix, Letter to the editor Sept. 29 Gazette) Fantastic comments. I would like to add to it. Notice all NDP MLA’s in B.C. are very arrogant and on ego trips, thinking like they are going to form government. Never! Saskatchewan taxpayers are having their provincial election Nov. 7. Present government is the Saskatchewan Party, which defeated the NDP government in the last election. Current polls show the Saskatchewan Party at 54.2 per cent to the NDP’s 33.7 per cent. Nova Scotia taxpayers elected an NDP government in 2009. To date their report card from the taxpayers is not good. Included are broken promises, tax hikes when their campaign

slogan promised no tax hikes, cutbacks and political expense scandals. Taxpayers are saying that since having a NDP government, NDPers are entitled to the taxpayers’ money, and if you don’t hand it over they have to take it. The NDP Premier Darrell Dexter is said to take a lot of vacations, but can’t seem to save taxpayer dollars. The premier bought a digital camera and two laptop computers, claimed car mileage for a trip to Vermont with his wife that had nothing to do with government, and paid his bar fees membership dues to remain as a active lawyer while he is premier — all with taxpayers’ money. He has since had to pay all of this back to the taxpayers. Also the NDP natural resources minister, John

MacDonell, bought $13,455 of custom-made office furniture with taxpayer money. He, too, had to pay the money back. One perk that’s since been reversed because of the auditors’ report to taxpayers is when an MLA quits or is defeated, he or she were entitled to sell off all office furnishings and pocket the money. Quote from Darrell Dexter: “We all make mistakes and I believe that was an error. The real question in people’s minds is, you know after you made a mistake, what do you do about it? Well, what I’m doing about it is accepting that and refunding the entire cost back to the taxpayers.” Also the NDP in Manitoba had a scandal after an auditor’s report. In the 1999 provincial election,

the NDP had union employees working in 13 ridings doing volunteer work. The union invoiced the NDP for their hours and the NDP wrote a cheque to the union. This qualified for expense reimbursement from Elections Manitoba. This was not a legit expense, but this is what happens when you support a government that keeps close ties with unions. Anything for a fast buck. B.C. has experienced similar situations under previous NDP governments. Now that B.C. is once again not a “ have not province,” do taxpayers really want to return to a nightmare? If that happens, only blame yourselves as you, the taxpayers, make that decision. Joe Sawchuk Duncan, B.C.

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.

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October 15 Port Hardy Fire-Rescue is hosting an open house Saturday, Oct. 15 at 1 p.m. Food & refreshments. Be

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 open daily 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Temporary Fossil Exhibit. • Quatsino Museum & Archives is open Friday to Sunday from 1:00pm-2:00pm. 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). • 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. • Third Sunday of the month: Hamburger/hotdog day at Hardy Bay Seniors. (except December) • Every other Tuesday: Footcare clinic at Hardy Bay Seniors 9-5pm. FMI 1-888-334-8531.

there by 2 p.m. when the pager sounds and watch the fire department in action with live exercises and demonstrations. October 16 Hardy Bay Seniors hamburger/hot dog sale, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Seniors Centre, 9150 Granville St. Cost - by donation. October 22 Grassroots Garden Learning Centre presents show one of the Reel Island Film Festival, 7 p.m., Port Hardy Secondary School. New release of Oranges and Sunshine, offered in partnership with Toronto International Film Festival. Ages 16-over, tickets $8.50 and by advance purchase only beginning Oct. 11 at Cafe Guido.

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November 5 Port McNeill Baptist Church is co-hosting the 4th Annual “Create for a Cause” fundraising event for the Gazette Hamper Fund from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Port Hardy Baptist Church. Space is limited and advance registration required; $5 ensures table space to work on your own paper crafting projects, cards or scrapbooks. More information at November 5 Hardy Bay Seniors annual Christmas Bazaar, Tea and Bake Sale, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the seniors centre, 9150 Granville St. November 8 Career fair - Discover Your Opportunities, 11 a.m.3 p.m. at Thunderbird Mall in Port Hardy. Hosted jointly by North Island Employment and Community Futures Mount Waddington. FMI, 250-949-5736.

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November 9 Port Alice Business Fair, 7-9 p.m., Community Centre. No table fee, network, advertise, meet employers and drum up new business. To register or FMI, call the Community Centre at 250-284-3912. November 12 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Providence Place Epicure, Avon, Tupperware, Natural Impressions Photography, Zudora Jewlery, Partylite, Traditional Salves, Arbonne, Strokes of Jade Massage, Scentsy, Kid/Baby clothing by Brittany and much more to come. For information or to book a table please call Kari at 250-949-8515 or Tara at 250-949-7697. November 12 Christmas Thrift Store returns to Thunderbird Mall, courtesy of Port Hardy Hospital Auxiliary. Hours 10 a.m.4 p.m. daily except Sundays through the holiday season.

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November 20 Hardy Bay Seniors hamburger/hot dog sale, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Seniors Centre, 9150 Granville St. Cost by donation. December 2 Gingerbread House Decorating & Ornament Making - A fun filled night for the whole family as we officially kick off the Christmas season! 6:30 p.m. at the Port Alice Community Centre. Info, community centre at 250-284-3912.

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Scam warning AROUND Gazette staff The Better Business Bureau of Vancouver Island recently received an influx of calls from consumers reporting deceptive and misleading sales practices related to a device known as a “power-saver device.” Consumers report receiving unsolicited telephone calls from aggressive sales people claiming they’re selling energy conservation products that will substantially reduce your Hydro bill. The caller typically misleads consumers into thinking they’re a representative of a local or provincial power company. The caller then claims the power-saver device will reduce the currents on power supplies and appliances in the consumer’s household, resulting in Hydro savings of 25 per cent to 50 per cent. Numerous consumers say some power saver devices do not work. “With the recent switch to Smart Meters there’s also been a recent rise in the number of companies being reported that are selling energy conservation products,” said Rosalind Scott, executive director of BBB Vancouver Island. “While there may be some companies selling legitimate products ... it’s important to be aware there’re companies selling devices that are reported as not working and do not meet the Electrical Safety Authorities Canadian Safety Standards.” BBB recommends consumers consider the following: Before purchasing an energy conservation product be sure to do some research to make sure you understand exactly how the product works, as well as what the benefits, costs and risks are. Always check a company’s BBB Business Review out at locally before making any purchase.


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Join the Port McNeill & District Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate the dynamic and evolving face of business in Port McNeill. This is a great chance to showcase your business! 12 Showcase spots available only! Contact Cheryl as soon as possible to claim one of these great spots! No cost to participate in this promotional opportunity. Details to follow via Chamber email! Tuesday October 25, 2011. For more information please contact the Chamber Office @ 250-956-3131 Municipal All Candidates Meeting for Port McNeill Tuesday November 8 @ 7:00 PM Doors Open @ 6:30 pm Port McNeill Community Hall Congratulations “Communities in Bloom” & Port McNeill British Columbia Communities in Bloom 2011 Tidiness Award has been granted to the Town of Port McNeill. To all the volunteers and CiB leadership team…Well done & thank you! Submissions to Chamber Update Members can make submissions to the Chamber Update by phone 250-956-3131; faxing 250-956-3132 or email pmccc@ to the Port McNeill & District Chamber of Commerce. Port McNeill & District Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre 1594 Beach Drive, P.O. Box 129 Port McNeill, B.C. V0N2R0 Tel 250-956-3131 Fax 250-956-3132 this message is sponsored by the

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Recognition of Excellence Gala & Business Awards November 4th

Port McNeill & District Chamber of Commerce is celebrating their 50th Anniversary…. “Recognition of Excellence Gala & Business Awards” Friday, November 4, 2011 You’re invited! Tickets available @ Port McNeill Chamber/ Visitor Centre: Tickets: $40 ea/$70 per couple 250-956-3131 or Nomination Forms online @ Nomination Deadline Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Business Award Nominations are open to both Chamber Members and the Port McNeill General Public. We all know someone that deserves recognition and should be acknowledged for the excellence with which they provide service or have devoted themselves to our Town. Nominate them! Nomination forms can be found on line at (under Upcoming Events) and the Port McNeill Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Centre. Call 250-956-3131 to be faxed or emailed a form. Nominate! Nominate! Nominate!


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Safety program to spread to other communities Mike D’Amour Gazette staff A program meant to save lives in Port McNeill was such a success, Coast Guard Auxiliary organizers are looking to expand the project to other seaside communities. “We started the program late this year, but it was highly regarded by the public,” said Aaron Frost, Unit 50 station leader of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary. The project, dubbed “Kids Don’t Float” fired up in July and supplied 15 loaner lifejackets at no charge to kids for use in and around the water. While organizers aren’t sure how many times the life jackets

New school to be built Students and staff in the community of Zeballos will soon be attending a brand new school with a StrongStart BC Centre, and a Neighbourhood Learning Centre, which includes a full-sized gymnasium the community can use on evenings and weekends. The province signed an agreement with the Vancouver Island West School District (SD 84) worth more than $6 million to relocate the Zeballos Elementary Secondary school to a new site. The new school will be built on Crown land with support from the Town of Zeballos and local First Nations bands. Construction of the new school will start in winter 2012 and is expected to open its doors in early 2013. The current school is near a hillside, which brings some concern about the stability of rocks on the slope. The school district reported to the ministry there are no immediate safety concerns for students. With the ministry and the local Emergency Preparedness Committee, the district will continue to monitor the situation until the new school is built at a safer location.

were used, they know they were worn plenty of times, said Frost. “We asked that people sign them out when they use them, but not everybody did,” he said. “They were returning them, of course, they just weren’t doing the paperwork.”

Not one jacket was stolen or vandalized. “In fact at the end of the year we actually came out ahead with four jackets donated from anonymous people who just hung them on the hanger and to those people we would like to say thank you,” said Frost.

“As well, we received a call from the Port McNeill Harbour and a boater from another community will be donating six more jackets to our program.” The program recently shut down for the winter because there is no place to store the jackets in a place safe from

the blustery elements that turn the flotation devices moldy. “Hopefully we can get something better built and have the jackets available all year,” said Frost, who thanked Fay Rienks from Fay’s upholstery for her help with a cover for the jackets to protect them

Protecting our province from the harmful effects of used oil and antifreeze must be a responsibility we all share, together. So please, next time you look to dispose of used oil or antifreeze materials, find a collection facility near you. Here are three easy ways to do so:


‹=PZP[ ‹Call 1.800.667.4321 ‹Call 604.RECYCLE 

for the Lower Mainland To arrange for a bulk pick-up of used oil (more than 30 litres), please call 1.866.254.0555 Note: Please make sure to return your used oil materials during regular business hours for proper disposal and to avoid any spills and further contamination to the environment.




“The two big ones I want to hit are Port Hardy and Telegraph Cove because they would get the most use,” said Frost. “We’re hoping to eventually get the program everywhere, including smaller places like Alert Bay and Sointula.”

In a continued effort to encourage higher rates of recovery, BCUOMA has built a strong support network across the province. Today, participation includes 207 brand-owner members, 37 collectors and processors, 480+ return collection facilities and more than 4,000 generators. In addition, BCUOMA is reprising its successful ambassador program this summer – with two ambassadors touring the province to educate and raise awareness of the importance of used oil and antifreeze recycling.

Although it’s commonly accepted that oil and antifreeze are not household garbage we can simply throw out, more than 1.3 million litres of used oil ends up in BC landfills every year. When you consider that it only takes one drop of oil to contaminate a million drops of water, the problem is clear: there’s just too many drops to count, too many to ignore. BCUOMA is a non-for-profit organization that encourages British Columbians to responsibly recycle used oil, oil filters, oil containers, used antifreeze and antifreeze containers. Since the launch of the program in 2003, British Columbians have done an exceptional job of recycling their used oil materials.

from our moist summers. “Fay is in the process of designing a proper cover for us at no charge,” he said. Based on the success of the Port McNeill program, there are plans in the works to start the program in other communities.








By recycling your used oil products, you’re playing an important role in preserving our environment for future generations. BCUOMA is happy to announce that antifreeze and antifreeze containers will now be included within the broader recycling program. From the 12 million litres of automotive antifreeze sold in BC each year, about 45% will be available for collection and recycling. Please check for a collection facility near you.

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Alert Bay Darek Perrault, Fire Chief Kane Gordon, Alice Shaughnessy, Marcus Shaughnessy, Ben Wilson, Deputy Chief Harry Alfred, Stephen Souch, and Ernest Christianson.

Port Hardy Central St. Fire Hall No.1

Robin Quirk photo

Chief Schell Nickerson, Deputy Fire Chief Sean Mercer, Asst. Fire Chief Barry Evans, Capt. Brent Borg, Lt. Andrew Dukes, Lt./Trainer Kerry Walsh Senior firefighters Steve Holm, Lionel Gunson, Bryan Bjarnason, John Tidbury, and firefighters Richard Mose, Rick Harwood, Mike Andree, Dave Masterman, Alfred Lavallee, Ray Jacobs, Jeff Tam, Tracey Moss, Sean Cox, Matthew Henry, Victoria Estrada

Beaver Harbour Rd. Fire Hall No.2 Lt. Jeff Houle, Lt./trainer Allan Mose, senior firefighter Vince Case, and firefighters Dean Hunchuk, Kurtis Holm, Terry Harvey, Mike Pickwick and probie Chris Barker Mike D’Amour photo

Port McNeill Front row: Doug Vitick, Rob Yaschuk, Joe Leblanc, Matt Rydalch, Chris Walker, Jeremy Forsberg, Aaron Frost, Alex Wilson. Top: Bert Forsberg, Tom Grafton, Dean Tate, Larry Bartlett. J.R. Rardon photo

Hyde Creek Tom Atkinson, Cameron Brady, Micky Brown, Bill Cessford, Andrew Cochrane, Darrell Cochrane, Patrick Donaghy, Marc Dumonceaux, Murray Estlin, Jordon Lambert, Doug Menzies, Rena Sweeney, Matthew Tjepkema, John Trevor, Doug von Schilling. Photo submitted

Fire prevention week October 9-15 is Fire Prevention week in Canada, and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs and Duracell are teaming up to help ensure all Canadians are fire safe. On the North Island, Port Hardy Fire-Rescue will host an open house Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Fire Hall 1, behind the RCMP offices. Food and refreshments will be served, and a live-action exercise will commence with an alarm at 2 p.m., followed

by additional firefighting and rescue demonstrations. Meet your local firefighters, and fill out an application to join the team. A few statistics from the Duracell Fire Safety Survey: · In 2010, Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services responded to 400 fires where there was significant damage and required the services of the Fire Investigator. This year to the end of August, they have already responded to 379 fires that required the Fire Investigator on scene.

· According to the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs the peak time for structure fires in North America occur during the cooler months with January being the highest between the hours of 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and occur on weekends on Saturday and Sunday. · Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries. Unattended cooking is the leading factor contributing to these fires. Frying is the leading type of activity associated with cooking fires. More than half of all cooking fire injuries occurred when people tried to fight the fire themselves.

Port Alice Kelvin Beattie, Wayne Beckett, Maria Farrell, Don Rethmeier, Chandra Hovde, Roald Hovde, Kris Jorgenson, Roch Lavergne, Bruce Lundin, Miguel Ramirez, Scott MacMillan, Gerry Rose, Roger Barrialt, Jon Bennett, Chris Hart, Steve Ralph, Craig Andrew and Judd Thompson. Deb Egan photo

Sointula Jake and Yvonne Etzkorn, Emma Point, John Driscoll, & Ken Griffith, Chief Tom Trimmer, Firefighters Michael Pett, Colby Halls, Clement Lam, Glen Watson, Grant McCormick, JasonLandsdowne, Linny Anderson. Gretchen Arthur photo

Thank You The Regional District wants to thank all our Volunteer Fire Fighters for their time and service to our communities.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Port Hardy Fire-Rescue is hosting a Fire Prevention Week

Open House

Saturday, Oct. 15 13:00 hrs - 16:00 hrs Fire Hall 1 in town

Food & refreshments starting at 13:00 hrs Be there by 14:00 hrs when the pager sounds & watch the ďŹ re department in action with live exercises & demonstrations Come meet the volunteers who make our community a safer place to be We will have applications on hand for those who are interested in becoming part of the team

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on deck Tell us about items of interest to the sports community. October 14 Commercial hockey Warriors vs. Islanders, 8 p.m., Port Alice; Devils vs. Bulls, 9:15 p.m., Port Hardy. October 15 Rep hockey North Island Eagles atom development hosts Comox B in placement round game, 2 p.m., Port McNeill; Eagles midgets host Saanich, 3:45 p.m., Port McNeill. Hockey clinic Minor hockey referee clinic at Port Hardy arena, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Open to anyone 12 years or older interested in becoming a referee for the 201112 minor hockey season. Register online at www.triporthockey. com. Info, in Port Hardy Graham 250-949-9588, in Port McNeill Anne 250-956-3770, in Port Alice Doug 250-2846247. Co-ed hockey Flyers vs. Talons, 4:45 p.m., Port Hardy; Wildtimers vs. Da Beers, 8 p.m., Port McNeill. October 16 Rep hockey North Island Eagles peewees host Campbell River, 11 a.m., Port McNeill; Eagles bantams host Comox, 1:15 p.m., Port McNeill. Commercial hockey Bulls at Devils, 5:30 p.m., Port McNeill. B League hockey Stars vs. Smokers, 8:45 p.m., Port Hardy. October 19 Cross country Elementary school races at A.J. Elementary School in Sointula, 11:15 a.m. start. October 21 Commercial hockey Bulls at Islanders, 8 p.m., Port Alice; Devils at Warriors, 9:15 p.m., Port Hardy. October 22 Co-ed hockey Talons vs. Wildtimers, 4:45 p.m., Port Hardy; Flyers vs. Da Beers, 8 p.m., Port McNeill.

Late flurry lifts Ice Devils J.R. Rardon Gazette staff PORT HARDY — For 29 minutes, it was anyone’s game. Over the final 11, it was all Port McNeill Devils. Al Rushton, Glen Moore and Chris Dutcyvich scored consecutive goals in the final 10:17 Friday as the Devils broke open a tie game and pulled away to an 8-5 victory over the Port Hardy Warriors in commercial league play at Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena. Until the Devils’ final flurry, the teams engaged in a back-andforth contest that was tied three times. The last tie came when the Warriors’ Quinn Mellow tallied on a 5-on-3 power play at 7:23 of the final period to make it 5-5. But Rushton got the game-winner less than two and a half minutes later and Devils goalie Bob Wells turned aside everything he faced the rest of the way as the Port McNeill squad won its league season opener. Rushton and Dutcyvich each finished with two goals for the Devils, who got on score each from John Murgatroyd, Ryan Rushton, Kurtis Grant and Moore. Murgatroyd and Reed Allen each contributed playmakers with three

A diving try by the Warriors' Brayden Demoe is unable to separate the puck from Kurtis Grant of the Ice Devils Friday night in Port Hardy. Below, Warriors goalie Jason Saunders gets his shoulder in front of a shot. J.R. Rardon photos assists, Dutcyvich had Nicholson and Cockell two assists, and Ryan added one apiece. Jason Rushton, Bill Rushton Saunders was saddled and Al Rushton had with the loss. All league teams single helpers. Jake Colbourne and will be in action this Shelby Cockell scored weekend. The Neucel two goals each for the Islanders of Port Alice Warriors (1-1), who host their season openfell behind 2-0 before er at 8 p.m. Friday kicking off their come- against the Warriors. back midway through The Devils face the host Port Hardy Bulls the first period. Brett Demoe had at 9:15 p.m. that night, two assists and then same teams will Brian Texmo, Jamie regroup in Port McNeill Burroughs, Brayden for a rematch Sunday Demoe, Jordan at 5:30 p.m.

Co-ed hockey league kicks off season Gazette staff A hat trick by Ashlynne Moore helped the Da Beers to a 7-4 win over the Talons as the North Island Co-ed Hockey League kicked off play Saturday at Chilton Regional Arena in Port McNeill and at Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena in Port Hardy. The two Port McNeill teams are among four

in the newly formed league, which includes the Wildtimers of Port Hardy and the Flyers of Port McNeill. In Port McNeill, the Wildtimers and Flyers skated to a 3-3 draw in the other game, with the Wildtimers' Michel Therrien scoring backto-back goals in the second period to help erase a 3-1 Flyers lead. "Both games were

penalty free and were a very successful lead off for the league," said Russ Smith, goaltender for the Wildtimers. Da Beers 7, Talons 4 In Port Hardy, Steve Verbrugge had a pair of goals and Roseanne Marra added a score for Da Beers, who were backed by Matt Miller in net.

Gary McHady picked up an assist for the winners. Shay Peterson had a goal and an assist for the Talons. Brad Baron also found the net, and Lana Larson chipped in an assist. Bob Wells was in goal for the Talons. Flyers 3, Wildtimers 3 The Flyers jumped

out early on a pair of first-period goals by Reed Allen, and Jordan Lambert's second-period goal pushed the lead to 3-1. Mike Olney put the Wildtimers on the board with a first-period goal to keep things close, and Therrien tied it in the second and final period with his scores off assists from Steph Laming and Marnie

Ordano. Smith was in goal for the Wildtimers while Mitchell Miller manned the net for the Flyers. The teams resume play this Saturday, with the Flyers and Talons doing battle at 4:45 p.m. in Port Hardy and the Wildtimers taking on Da Beers beginning at 8 p.m. in Port McNeill.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sports & Recreation

A new Day at Tri-Port Speedway J.R. Rardon Gazette staff PORT HARDY — A year ago, local driver Justin Reusch almost overtook the the season points leader with a hard-charging day of stock car racing at TriPort Speedway. This year, he never got the chance. Glen Day, another Port Hardy driver, claimed the 2011 track championship Sunday when sporadic rainfall forced cancellation of the scheduled season finale due to slick, unsafe track conditions. Day, who trailed Reusch for much of the season before edging into the lead in the nextto-last event, finished with 739 points to 729 for Reusch. It was the second straight season Reusch was relegated to a close runnerup finish, after he placed just behind Daniel Hovey and just in front of Day in a close, three-way battle in 2010. “Ten points? Holy cow,” said fellow driver Paul Weeks. “That’s one flat tire.” “One flat tire, or one broken axle,” said Reusch, who was plagued by repeated axle failures in the second half of the season. “I just had one too many broken axles.” Broken car issues also prevented a repeat by Hovey, a three-time track champion who

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placed third with 593 points. Second-year racer Brock Shore continued his improvement on the clay oval, placing fourth with 415 points. Because nearly all the drivers were forced to miss one or more events, or suffered catastrophic vehicle failures during the season, the Tri-Port Motor Sports Club allowed each driver to eliminate their two worst showings from points consideration. That did nothing to chip into the lead of Day, who had the most consistent showing throughout the campaign. The only real problem came when he was sidelined by a punctured radiator during the club’s signature Dirt Bowl Championhip, which was won by Shore. After racing was cancelled Sunday, the drivers gathered in the mud

of the pits to discuss their season wind-up event and future plans. One of those plans is a track play day for the drivers this fall, with free admission for all fans who want to come out. The event, dependent on weather, may be held on short notice and Weeks said residents should watch for a gathering of cars at the mall and look for the race-day signs. “We oughtta just have another points race,” Hovey ventured. “No, we’re not,” club organizer Theresa Lee said. “The points races are finished.” At that, Day threw both hands in the air with a whoop, knowing nobody was going to be charging up from behind to take his title. Sunday’s championship presentation was as low-key as it gets. The drivers were informed of the point totals during that gathering and congratulated Day on his win. The trophy was not on hand for an official presentation, but that turned out to be a non-issue. “I’ve already got the trophy,” Day said with a large grin. “Daniel gave it to me.” Hovey, Day’s racing partner, shrugged sheepishly. “I just grabbed it when I left the house,” he said. “When I saw Glen, I said, ‘Here, you take it.’”

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Glen Day of Port Hardy, shown flying the checkered flag during a victory lap earlier this season, claimed the 2011 Tri-Port Speedway track championship Sunday after rain forced cancellation of the season finale. J.R. Rardon photo

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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 11/11

NORTH ISLAND CATHOLIC CHURCHES Sunday Masses St. Mary’s Port McNeill: 9am St. Bonaventure Port Hardy: 11am St. Theresa’s Port Alice: 1st, 2nd & 5th Sundays 9am 3rd & 4th Sundays 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: Sunday Worship - 9:00am 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 10:00 am-Sabbath School 11:15 am-Worship Service Pastor Randy Elliott 250-230-1885 cell 11/11





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Thursday, October 13, 2011



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Paid Work Experience Available now for youth ages 15-30. The “Skills for Success” program offers a 12-week paid work experience and $500 bonus for successful completion. Skills enhancement training is also offered, as needed. Talk with an NIEFS employment advisor today to find out more. Call 250-949-5736. The Government of Canada has contributed funding to this initiative

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1.888.546.2886 MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1888-748-4126. NEW COMMERCIAL Beekeeping Certificate Program. GPRC Fairview College Campus, Alberta. 16 weeks theory. Queen Bee rearing. Paid 26 week work practicum. Affordable residences. Starts January 9, 2012. 1-888-9997882;

Alberta earthmoving company requires a journeyman heavy duty mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051.

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a heavy duty mechanic for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to or fax to: 250-956-4888.

Looking for a NEW job?

GUS’S PUB in Port McNeill is looking for 2 full time cooks. Please drop by with resume and see Tasos.



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School District No. 85 requires the following: Regular Positions Posting #66: Custodian Sea View Elem/Jr. Sec, $20.52 per hour, 32.5 hours per week, 11 months per year Posting #67: Child & Youth Care Worker I Fort Rupert Elem, $23.93 per hour, 8 hours per week while school is in session Posting #68: Child & Youth Care Worker I Alert Bay Elem, $23.93 per hour, 10 hours per week while school is in session Postings #69 and #70 : 2 positions, Special Education Worker I Port Hardy Sec, $23.93 per hour, 28 hours per week while school is in session Posting #71: Apprentice Automotive Service Technician Tacan, Rate of pay will be determined by Schedule A of the Collective Agreement and level in apprenticeship program; 40 hours per week, 12 months per year Posting #72: Noon Hour Supervisor Sea View Elem/Jr. Sec, $19.16 per hour, 4 hours per week while school is in session Temporary Positions Postings #62A and #63A: 2 positions, Child & Youth Care Worker I North Island Sec, $23.93 per hour, 20 hours per week while school is in session - end date to be determined (may extend to June 21, 2012) Further information regarding Position Duties and Qualifications can be found on our website at: under “Career Opportunities” Please complete a CUPE Application Form which is available at our website and quote the appropriate posting number. Closing date for applications is 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2011 SD85 thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. These are CUPE Local 2045 positions. Apply to: Mr. John Martin, Secretary-Treasurer School District No. 85, Box 90, Port Hardy, B.C. VON 2P0

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Mental Health Counsellor Responsibilities: Provide assessment, ongoing counselling, and follow-up services to children, youth, adults, and Elders. Work as part of an interdisciplinary team of health and social service providers. Experience: Five years counselling experience preferred including services to children and youth, and working in different modalities (individual, family, and groups, etc.). Experience in the following areas: crisis intervention, trauma, suicide, family violence, sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. Experience working onreserve and/or with off-reserve First Nations clients is an asset.



AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Emcon Services Inc., Road & Bridge Maintenance contractor, is looking for Auxiliary Equipment Operators for the current winter season, preferably with experience operating snowplows and sanding trucks. Operators are needed for Denman and Hornby Islands, Comox Valley, Campbell River, Cortes and Quadra islands, Gold River, Sayward, Woss, Tahsis and Port Hardy. Qualifications include: Valid BC Drivers Licence (minimum Class 3 / air). • Proven highway trucking experience • Experience driving tandem axle vehicles and operating a variety of transmissions. • Pre-employment drug screening. Qualified applicants are invited to submit résumés, along with photocopy of drivers licence, an up-to-date drivers abstract and references to substantiate driving experience to: Emcon Services Inc. Box 1300 - 3190 Royston Rd Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0 Island@emcon Fax: 250-336-8892 *Please specify the area that you would be able to work*

CHILDCARE MANAGER: dynamic, experienced administrator required full-time for 40 space campus-based childcare centre in Campbell River commencing November. Visit for more information. Please submit letter of introduction and resume to: Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following jobs: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. 2)Driller Blaster Details can be seen at Fax resume to 250-287-9259 HUGHSON TRUCKING INC. is looking for Class 1 Super-B flatdeck drivers. Safety and Performance Bonuses, benefits package, drug & alcohol policy. 2 years experience preferred. We will provide transportation to Southern Alberta. Call 1-800-647-7995 ext 228 or fax resume to 403-6472763

LEMARE LAKE is currently seeking the following positions: • Log Loader • Second Loader • Hoe Chucker Operator •Hook Tender •Chaser •Processor •Off-Highway Logging Truck Driver •Line Loader Operator •Boom Man •980 Operator •Juicer Operator •Bundler/Strapper •Grapple Yarder Operator All camp-based positions for the North Vancouver Island area. First aid certification an asset. Full time, union wages. Fax resume to 250-9564888 or email



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MARKETING & Communications Professional for Vancouver. 2 years exp., related university degree. Fluent in English & French, extensive knowledge of Canadian media. Permanent, F/T. Competitive wages. Email:

PRODUCE MANAGER. Jasper Super A is currently recruiting for a Produce Manager. Reporting directly to the Store Manager, the Produce Manager is responsible for all aspects of operating a successful produce department including, scheduling, ordering, receiving, merchandising, gross margins, sales ratios, expense controls, and supervising the produce department. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are essential. Previous produce experience will be considered an asset. TGP offers a competitive compensation and benefit package as well as the opportunity for personal and professional development. If you have the skills and abilities to meet our expectations and want to progress with a dynamic organization, please forward your resume: The Grocery People Ltd., 14505 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB, T5L 3C4. Fax 780-447-5781. Email:

SUB - CONTRACTORS Emcon Services Inc., Road and Bridge Maintenance contractor, is looking for sub-contractors with snow removal equipment available for the 2011/2012-winter season to operate in Denman & Hornby Islands, Comox Valley, Campbell River, Cortes and Quadra Islands, Gold River, Port Hardy, Sayward, Tahsis and Woss. Expressions of Interest should be submitted no later than October 21, 2011, and include type of equipment, hourly rates, and WCB number to: Emcon Services Inc. Box 1300 – 3190 Royston Road, Cumberland BC V0R 1S0 Island@emcon Fax: 250-336-8892


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For more information on the position, please contact: Georgia Cook, ‘Namgis Health Centre Administrator P.O. Box 290, Alert Bay, B.C. V0N 1A0 ph: (250) 974-5522, fax: (250) 974-2736

MARINE MECHANIC required. Specialized in Honda or Yamaha outboards. $25 to $30 per hour plus benefits. Apply in person to Colleen Cox or e-mail resume to Port Hardy

Closing date: October 21, 2011

Qualifications: Masters Degree in related field with a strong clinical counselling component. Trained to counsel children, youth and adults.

The community of Alert Bay has a population of approximately 1500 people (Aboriginal and nonAboriginal). Located in Johnstone Strait, off the northeast tip of Vancouver Island, we offer some of the worlds best fishing, whale watching, kayaking, and other outdoor pursuits. The community is also a growing centre for Aboriginal artistic expression in all forms including carving, dance, and other traditions.


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The Lemare Group is currently seeking an Executive Assistant with excellent verbal and written communication skills to support one of the principle owners. Primary duties of this position include managing calendars, coordinating travel arrangements, preparing and insuring that required documents and other materials are provided in advance of meetings. An advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel is required, as well as excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple confidential and important responsibilities simultaneously. Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. Applicant must be willing to relocate to Port McNeill, Vancouver Island. Please fax resumes to 250-9564888 or email:

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We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS. Salmon Arm GM on Shuswap Lake in beautiful British Columbia requires FullTime journeyman Automotive Technicians. Email: m i ke g @ s a l m o n a r m g m . c o m fax: 250-832-5314.

TERRIER Yorkshire puppies ready to go they are vet checked,akc registered,potty trained for more info email

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. /400OT

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD • First Cook $18.75/hr (up to $1950/wk) • Second Cook $15.75/hr. (up to $1635/wk) • Camp Attendant $14.75/hr. (up to $1530/wk). LRG Catering has seasonal remote location job openings starting in October. Room & Board & Transportation Included while working in camp. Please fax resume to: (1)780-462-0676, or apply online @


FUEL/FIREWOOD VOLUNTEERS WANTED- A passionate, committed Piano player for the A-Frame church in Port McNeill. This is a volunteer position. I know there is someone living in the North Island who feels called to assist in our United/Anglican church music program. Your reward will be a tremendous feeling of fulfillment in helping make a profound difference in our church community. Please call Deborah Murray at 250-956-3297.


GET PAID Daily! Now accepting: Simple P/T & F/T Online Computer Related Work. No experience is needed. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today,

SALES PROFESSIONAL - Courtenay, BC Torry and Sons Plumbing & Heating is seeking a full time Sales Professional with Residential HVAC and Plumbing experience for their Courtenay location. We are looking for a candidate with 3-5 years of experience with proven success in direct sales. Responsibilities include building customer relationships, meeting sales targets, educating customers, builders and contractors, and preparing pricing and proposals. For a complete job description and contact info please check out our website at

HEAVY EQUIPMENT Technicians or 3rd or 4th year Apprentice. Wajax Power Systems, North America’s largest and most trusted distributors of large diesel/natural gas engines and transmission brands. We are seeking individuals with a journeyperson H.E Technician certificate or enrolled in an accredited apprentice program, experience with troubleshooting, has excellent communication skills. You have a valid driver’s licence and driver’s abstract. Put yourself in a powerful position and log on to: Apply online or send a resume to: Human Resources, Wajax Power Systems. Email:

SEASONED FIREWOOD Vancouver Island’s largest firewood producer offers firewood legally obtained during forest restoration, large cords, fast delivery. Help restore your forest, or 1877-902-WOOD.

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

ACREAGE 82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. view/lonebutte/ann/


FOR SALE BY OWNER CAYCUSE: WELL maintained Recreational Property/Home. 1500 sq.ft, 3 bdrm 2 bath, 5 acres, garage. A stone throw from pristine Cowichan Lake. $399,900. Furnished. Ready to move in! Call 250-478-2648 250-745-3387.


CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5990.

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.


PORT Hardy - Indoor multi-family garage sale Oct. 15th 9:30am-2:00pm 9190 Granville, St Columba Church by PH hospital. Furniture, kitchen, books, toys, lots more.

CAN’T GET Up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.


Emcon Services Inc, Road & Bridge Maintenance contractor is looking for an Auxiliary Heavy Duty Mechanic, preferably with experience repairing & maintaining highway maintenance equipment, based in Port Hardy. Qualifications include: Valid BC Driver’s Licence (minimum Class 3 / air). Proven fleet maintenance experience BCTQ in heavy duty or commercial transport mechanics. Motor Vehicle Inspection Ticket. Qualified applicants are invited to submit résumés, along with photocopy of driver’s licence, an up-to-date driver’s abstract and references to support mechanical experience by October 20, 2011 to: Emcon Services Inc., 3190 Royston Road PO Box 1300, Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0 Fax: (250) 336-8892 Email: island@em

FREE FIREWOOD- Firewood available to be cut. Port Hardy. Contact Kevin at 250-9496844.

BUILDING SALE... Final clearance. “Rock bottom prices” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x 140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.




DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel buildings priced to clear Make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext 170 FOR SALE- Yamaha Out Board F4 4 H/P 4 Stroke. Less then 10hrs. Short Shaft. Internal and external fuel tank. $1500 OBO. Call Jimmy at 250-973-6975. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837



THIS HOME HAS IT ALL! This 16 year old custom built 3600 sqft, 3 storey home features 4 bdrms, 4 baths, fabulous kitchen, roomy living room, natural gas fireplace, master bdrm with 4 pce ensuite. Great rec room (31x14) in finished basement. Completely finished 40x57 deluxe shop with separate bath. Property is 2.26 gorgeous, well kept acres. Visit for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $629,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660



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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES COUNTERTOPS COAST Cabinetry and Millwork. Custom built cabinets and Countertops.Top quality product and services.for a free estimate call 250 850 9915 or visit our website at

TELEPHONE SERVICES A PHONE Disconnected? We Can Help. Best Rates. Speedy Connections. Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1-877-852-1122. Protel Reconnect.


Production Supervisor WFP is currently seeking a Production Supervisor to join our Mid Island Forest Operation in Campbell River, British Columbia. The position will work as part of a team of supervisors directly responsible for yarding, loading and hauling crews. MIFO is a continuous harvest operation (6 X 3 shift) in an effort to harvest approximately 1.1 MM m³ annually and build about 140 kilometers of road. A detailed job posting can be viewed at current_openings.php WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. If you believe that you have the skills and qualifications that we are looking for, please reply in confidence to: Human Resource Department Facsimile: (1) 866-840-9611 Email: Application Deadline: Fri., Oct 28, 2011 Reference Code: Production Spvsr, MIFO


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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

MORTGAGES Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1888-685-6181


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 PETS WELCOME- Quiet 2 bdr. near Airport. Private Parking within feet of your front door. Small backyard. Ref. req. Avail. Nov. 1st. Call 250-949-7189. SEA WIND Estates Port Hardy: 2 b/r, 1 bath, newly reno’d condo, F/S, W/D. Bottom floor walk-in access. $600/m Avail Oct 1. Very safe and secure. Call Jeff (250)591-1641 email:

APARTMENTS FURNISHED HYDE CREEK - Waterfront 1bdrm furnished apt./w shop. $500/mo. Can work off some rent. Call 360-790-5733. PORT HARDY Furnished elegantly or unfurnished executive style, 1 or 2 bedroom suites. Quiet, clean, excellent views. Call 250-949-9698

STOP into our office to pick up your detailed catalogue of all listed properties on the North Island. We can show you any listed property regardless of the listing agent!! Let’s make it at your convenience! 250-949-7231

OTHER AREAS ARIZONA BUILDING Lots! 50% OFF! 15, AAA+ View Lots. $0 Down! Starting $99/mo! Guaranteed Financing! Near Tucson’s Int’l Airport Call 1-800-659-9957 Mention Code 7.

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

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

Phone Rick 250-956-4555 PORT MCNEILL3 Bdrm townhouse, close to schools & hospital. Oct. 1. 250-956-3440 www.portmcneilltown

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 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 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@



COAL HARBOUR near Pt. Hardy

2 Bdrm Apts., Furnished. Available October. Clean, quiet, renovated & upgraded. Rural setting, overlooking harbour. $550./mo., References req’d. 1-250-949-8855 or email: HADDINGTON COURT APARTMENTS PORT MCNEILL Newly renovated apartments for rent. Clean & quiet building. Free cable. Furnished suites available. Call Ron & Linda 250-956-3365

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HOMES FOR RENT 2-3 BDR. trailer plus large shed located near airport on large treed lot. Animals welcome. Avail Nov. 1st. Call 250-949-7189.


PORT HARDY: Ocean view Storeys’ Beach 3+ one bdrm, 2 bath family home w/large rec room & private fenced yard. Pets negotiable. One year lease, references required. $1,000/mo plus utilities. Available immediately. Contact 250-982-2204 or

SHARED ACCOMMODATION PORT HARDY. Camp Worker looking for tenant to share house and part time dog sitting for deal on rent. Call Mike at 250-902-0330.

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FREE CASH Back with $0 down at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877792-0599. DLN 30309. Free Delivery WANT A vehicle but stressed about your credit? Christmas in October, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-593-6095.


SCRAP CAR REMOVAL SCRAP BATTERIES Wanted! We BUY Scrap Batteries from Cars, Trucks etc. $4.00/ea. & up! Free pick-up Island Wide. Min. 10 (1)604.866.9004 Ask for Brad

SUITES, UPPER PORT HARDY: Bright spacious 3 bdrm upstairs suite in duplex next to Avalon School. Byng Rd. Shared laundry room downstairs. $600/mo. 250-288-3652.

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DUPLEXES/4PLEXES PORT MCNEILL 2 bdrm duplex. Ocean view, yard. Avail Immed. $675./mo. N/S, pets negotiable. 250-949-2644.


My business is to help you grow your business.

Includes satellite tv, internet, jacuzzi bath, No pets. $850/mo. (250)949-7939

PORT MCNEILL: Hyde Creek furnished 2 bdrm cottage, private country setting. Amazing ocean views, very clean, cozy and warm. Laundry, hydro, satellite TV, wireless incld’d. N/S, ref’s req’d. Avail. Oct. 15 May 31. $850. 250-956-2737


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OCEANVIEW COTTAGES for rent in Port Hardy


PORT HARDY 3 bedrooms for rent. Available immediately. W/D, new paint. Ref. req. Call 250-902-2226, 250-504-0067.

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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of the week. Linden Harrison of Port Hardy, 2, plays with mother Marnie Ordano’s hockey stick after a recent practice. J.R. Rardon photo

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ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */x/††/‥ Offers apply to the purchase of a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Ext Cab 4x4 (R7D) and 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab 4x4 (R7D) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,450). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada between September 1, 2011 and October 31, 2011. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. x$10,000/$9,750 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on 2011 Silverado Ext 2WD/2011 Silverado Crew 4x4 (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. See your GM dealer for details. ††Variable rate financing for 84 months on 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Ext Cab 4x4 /2011 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab 4x4 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. Cost of borrowing is $1,099, total obligation is $11,099. 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. Biweekly payments based on a purchase prices of $26,998/$28,788 with $2,699/$2,899 down, equipped as described. ‥Based on a 24 month lease. Rate of 0.8% advertised on new or demonstrator 2011 Chevrolet Silverado Ext Cab 4x4/2011 Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab 4x4 equipped as described. Annual kilometer limit of 20,000km, $0.20 per excess kilometer OAC by FinanciaLinx Corporation. Monthly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. Down payment or trade of $3,579/$3,649 and security deposit may be required. Total obligation is $10,524/$10,826. Option to purchase at lease end is $16,822/$18,335 plus applicable taxes. Other lease options available. Applies only to qualified retail customers in Canada. Freight & PDI ($1,450), registration, $350 acquisition fee, air and tire levies and OMVIC fees included. License, insurance, PPSA, dealer fees, excess wear and km charges, and applicable taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Dealer order or trade may be required. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See participating dealer for details.WWTo qualify for GMCL’s Cash For Clunkers incentive, you must: turn in a 2005 or older MY vehicle that is in running condition and has been registered and properly insured in your name, or under a small business name, for the last 3 months.GMCL will provide eligible consumers with an incentive to be used towards the purchase or lease of a new eligible 2011 or 2012 MY Buick/Chevrolet/GMC/Cadillac vehicle delivered between October 1, 2011 and January 3, 2012. Incentive amount ranges from $500 to $3,000 (tax inclusive), depending on model purchased; incentive may not be combined with certain other offers. By participating in GMCL’s Cash For Clunkers program your vehicle will not be eligible for any trade-in value. See your participating GM dealer for additional program details. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate program in whole or in part at any time without notice. WBased on Natural Resources Canada’s 2010 Fuel Consumption Guide ratings. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. *†2010 Chevrolet Silverado with the 5.3L engine and 6 speed transmission and competitive fuel consumption ratings based on Natural Resources Canada’s 2010 Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. Excludes hybrids and other GM models.

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Small businesses nominate selves in new contest The Successful You Awards Contest is now open for nominations and small businesses will have the opportunity to selfnominate to become one of B.C’s best. The 9th Annual Small Business BC Successful You Awards Contest celebrates top small businesses across B.C. Entrepreneurs will be awarded in six diverse awards categories for the contributions they make within their own communities and to the greater economy. This year, Small Business BC is excited to launch two new award categories: • Best Community Impact will recognize a business that best demonstrates a positive impact in its community. • Best Online Marketer will recognize a





business that best demonstrates creativity and customer engagement. The four other award categories are: Best Company, Best Concept, Best Employer and Best Green Business. “We’re pleased to continue supporting small businesses across B.C. and recognize them for their outstanding contributions,� says Small Business BC CEO, George Hunter. “We look forward to a group of highcaliber nominees this year, and believe the two new award categories will allow for an even greater diversity among nominees.� For the first time, the Successful You Awards will only accept self-nominations. Business owners will then be tasked with

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October 14 & 15 Friday 10am - 5:30pm Saturday 10am - 5:30pm

BRING YOUR TREASURES FOR CA$H Expert Evaluations On Site

Turn your solid GOLD and SILVER jewelry, watches, coins and bars into INSTANT CASH! Take advantage of RECORD gold and silver prices!!! (GOLD and SILVER prices are at all-time highs!!!) We pay based on current MARKET prices and you are under NO OBLIGATION to take our offer. We are also urgently seeking to purchase rare and desirable items in the following antique and collectible categories for our international clientele – COINS & PAPER MONEY – any and all collections SILVERWARE – solid silver (sterling) flatware, tea sets, candlesticks etc. WATCHES – mechanical pocket and wrist watches CERAMICS – figurines, tableware and decorative items, particularly ASIAN ARTS ARTWORKS– original signed works in oil or watercolour, bronze or glass GUITARS – pre-1970s Martin, Gibson, Fender etc. CAMERAS – vintage film cameras Leica, Nikon, Hasselblad etc. STAMPS AND POSTAL HISTORY – single country collections and accumulations MILITARIA – medals, badges, flags, buttons, and other artifacts

This is not our complete list!!! Please feel free to bring any item(s) for sale or free evaluation that you think could be of value. (We might be interested!!!!) 837 FORT STREET VICTORIA V8W 1H6 PH: 250-480-1543

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A N T I Q U E S A N D P R E C I O U S M E TA L S LT D . A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Lady Minto Hospital Foundation

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