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‘Tis the (flu) season Julie Meredith winces as she receives her flu shot from Angela Menzies Monday at Family Place in Port Hardy. Flu shot clinics continue at other North Island locations through Nov. 2.

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CCCU cuts Alert Bay staffing Mike D’Amour Gazette staff Some residents in Alert Bay — most notably the mayor and council — are more than just a little irked their only bank has drastically cut back on its operating hours after the fishing community failed to come up with $10-million the credit union said it needed to operate full time. But the head of Coastal Community Credit Union said there was no choice and the decision to cut back was a tough one.

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Near the end of May, Adrian Legin, president of CCCU, requested a meeting with council of the Village of Alert Bay, a fishing community of about 1,200 on Cormorant Island. Legin had a “blunt and unexpected message,” stated a letter to the North Island Gazette, signed by Alert Bay Mayor Mike Berry and his council. “CCCU had decided that they would cut its local hours by 40 per cent effective on October 1, 2011,” read the letter, in part.

Mike Berry “As local credit union staff can’t feed their families on part-time wages, this move has effectively wiped out a number of jobs.” Four, to be exact, said

Berry, who noted the bank is now staffed by parttime employees from Port Hardy, Port McNeill and Sointula. “At the time there was minimal consultation — basically they told us they’d already made up their minds they were going to pull way back on services to the point we don’t have anyone from Alert Bay working at the Credit Union,” said Berry from his home in Alert Bay. “Legin said, ‘Here’s your current deposits (of approx-

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imately $10-million) and that gets you 15 hours a week of credit union services and were you to double that amount we could consider more hours.” The Alert Bay bank now splits the 15 hours and operates a few hours each Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Berry said it’s a devastatinging blow to the small community that’s been losing businesses and people for the past few years.

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Jessika and Toby Roberts

Locals aid cancer fight Mike D’Amour Gazette staff PORT ALICE—The Triport communities are rallying around a North Island woman who’s facing a tough battle with cancer — the second time she’s had to do so in less than two years. Jessika Roberts, a Port Alice married mom of three young children, successfully battled cervical cancer about a year-and-half ago, said close pal Ashley Flannigan. “They did chemotherapy and radiation and they thought they got it,” she said. The treatment involved travel to Vancouver and the bills were piling up. “The family did what they could and her husband, Toby, who works at the log sort in Port Alice, took on a second job,” Flannigan said. It was a tough scrap and Roberts came out the other side weakened, but with a clean bill of health.

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Fundraising events set From page 1 Just when things were starting to get back to normal, Roberts received some bad news. “A couple of months ago, Jessika began feeling ill and was given an MRI,� said Flannigan. “That’s when they discovered the cancer returned and spread to different parts of her body.� Roberts, who was born and raised on the North Island, will celebrate her 27th birthday next month, probably while in treatment. Her friends and family know Jessika’s in for a tough second fight with the insidious disease, including receiving treatment far away from her North Island home. But they’re committed to do what they can to let her concentrate on getting well while they try to ease financial worries for her and her family.

“The support has been overwhelming ... people are just willing to do whatever they can.� Ashley Flannigan

To that end, there will be a silent auction Nov. 5 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Port McNeill’s Scout Hall. Flannigan said she realizes it may seem odd the auction for the Port Alice woman is being held in McNeill. “Port Alice has been an amazing community for her and her family, but a friend from Port McNeill received an offer from the Scout Hall to use their facilities if they wanted.� They did and realized that was only the beginning of the kindness extended to the Roberts. Dozens and dozens of businesses from the North Island have

already contributed to the auction — everything from whale watching tours to restaurant meals to chartered fishing trips to having that catch professionally smoked. In addition, there will also be baked goods for sale, coffee, tea, pop and other refreshments. Beginning at 7 p.m. that evening, the first Bob Bailey hockey game will be played at Port Alice as a benefit for the Roberts family. Admission is by donation, and the event will also include 50/50 draws, a puck toss, raffle basket and concession. “The support has been overwhelming,�

said Flannigan. “We’ve received messages from people who’ve said, ‘Hey, I don’t have much money but can I drop off 10 bucks? People are just willing to do whatever they can.� Flannigan said she realizes cancer altered everything for her friend, but in helping with the auction, things have changed for her as well. “I grew up on the North Island and I’ve done my share fair of complaining about it,� she said. “But through all this my eyes have been so opened on how amazing things are here.� Items for the auction, cards of well wishes, or other items meant for Roberts and her family can be sent to: Jessika Roberts c/o Hardy Buoys Smoked Fish 9300 Trustee Rd. PO Box 401, Port Hardy B.C. V0N 2P0.

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Civic Election November 19, 2011

Head to head MAYORAL CANDIDATES

We’re kicking off our election coverage with Port Hardy incumbent mayor Bev Parnham and former mayor Russ Hellberg who, in their own words, tell you why they deserve your vote. See next week’s Gazette for continuing coverage. ev Parnham feels she’s done so well during her first term as Port Hardy’s mayor, she wants to take another run at the town’s top job. “I think we’ve moved ahead as a community,” she recently told the Gazette. The reason for that, she said, is her aggressive attitude in getting things done. “We’ve sort of had this thought that if we wait long enough, good things will happen and I don’t work like that — I’m really an action-minded person and believe in order for good things to happen, you can’t sit around and wait, you have to make them happen.” Parnham, who’s “59 and holding” said she’s especially proud of Port Hardy’s official community plan, which was adopted at council’s last meeting. “Our OCP was already 10 years old (when she was elected in 2008) and I really felt we needed to have a new vision and our OCP articulates that vision for the kind of community we want Port Hardy to become,” she said. “The process was long, but it was an important cornerstone for us.” Parnham was first elected to office as a Port Hardy councillor in 1989 when she won a byelection. She spent the next seven years in the role until family matters demanded more of her time. After a nearly 10-year break from politics, Parnham ran again for council in 2005, served the term, then was voted into the mayor’s chair three years later. The mayor said she feels she’s had a successful first term. “We’ve made a lot of improvements

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to our infrastructure, our harbour, our parks and just the general look of Port Hardy,” she said. “That’s important because when you take pride in the community you live in, then people who come here will see that as well.” Parnham also pointed out the new sewer line in the east side of the bay, which opens up that area for further developments. And while she believes tourism is “very important” to the North Island, it’s not the only aspect of potential growth that needs attention. “I believe in all industries and don’t believe one takes precedence over another,” said Parnham. “There’s a mindset out there that you can have one or the other of different industries and that tourism does not work well with other resource extraction industries. I don’t see that at all, I think we can really work well together,” she said. “We’re doing what we need to and we’ve developed a tourist industry that never was before.” The mayor said in the past each of the North Island communities were working alone, but have now combined their resources for the greater good. “We’ve really worked hard with Vancouver Island North tourism to put together some really good marketing,” she said. “We have to have good things happening in our economy in order to make the other good things happen and to me it’s about increasing that tax base and finding ways we can lessen our vulnerability through further diversification of our industries and economy.”

t’s been nearly a decade since Russ Hellberg retired as Port Hardy’s mayor, but he’s in the race ‘The town is uncertain again because the the town needs him, and unable to see a direche said. tion ... they’re looking for “I’ve decided to get back in and run for mayor I know I can offer good someone to trust and move leadership and lead the town towards them forward and they positive growth, because that’s what it don’t have that now’ needs right now,” said the 70-year-old who was mayor from 1993-2002. Hellberg said the key is developing relaHellberg said he has a basic plan to bring tions with senior levels of the provincial growth to Port Hardy. government. “It’s fairly simple: you talk to existing “Get Port Hardy’s name out front so businesses and find out what the problems when something does come up they say, are and quite often you’ll find it’s things the ‘Oh, I remember that guy.’” town can help with,” he said. Still, that doesn’t mean local government “Things like lobbying a senior governshouldn’t do all it can to make Port Hardy ment, changing our bylaws or fee structure more attractive to new business. that would allow them to grow.” “When the mine left, there was doom and Hellberg said his time away from politics gloom and I said, ‘No, we’ve got a bright has convinced him the biggest issue facing future but we have some real holes in our Port Hardy is, in a word, uncertainty. infrastructure,’” said Hellberg. “People want to know the jobs are there, “We had dirty water and that’s when I that the town is moving ahead to handle went out and established the first triple P future challenges,” he said. (public-private partnerships) in B.C. for “Right now the town is uncertain and water and sewer and I brought in Epcor,” unable to see a direction that things are he said. going in — they’re looking for someone “All of a sudden our town went from havto trust and move them forward and they ing a real black mark to positive all the way don’t have that now.” across.” But at the core of the town’s future However, Hellberg’s plans for economic success is realizing where its strength lies, growth do not include the deliberate luring said the former mayor. of more industry to the Port Hardy area. “I think the one thing we have to remem“The stats show that doesn’t work,” said ber is Port Hardy is a resource town and it’s the former Canadian military jet fighter no use trying to paint it as anything else so pilot. “I could talk to people and say, we have to look after our resource sector,” ‘Here’s Port Hardy’ and point out the posihe said tive attributes of Port Hardy but it’s never “The nice thing is if we have a strong very successful to try and tackle a company resource industry, then tourism naturally cold to get them to come, but there are gets strong because people are happy.” other ways of making it possible.”

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Cutback is blow to community From page 1 “North Island College used to have a big campus here, the Coast Guard left, the Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans — this was the only centre between Campbell River and Prince Rupert — pulled out lock stock and barrel, as did the RCMP boat,” he said. “People move away because we have no opportunity here.” In the letter, council said it was “not blind to the fact that both communities and corporations have to compete to survive. “What we can’t swallow is the manner

said Legin. “I think what’s important and what I “What we can’t swallow is want people to know is we were trying to the manner in which a sup- serve Alert Bay,” he said. posedly socially responsi- “Given the current business levels at the this was the right decision for us ble corporation lost touch location, to continue to serve the community in a with a local market...” financially responsible way.” Mike Berry While it was the right decision, it was in which a supposedly socially responsible a tough decision to make because it was corporation lost touch with a local market, realized the change was difficult for Alert and then penalized the community as a Bay members and the community of Alert means of solving the problem — there has Bay,” said Legin, who added there are no plans to pull the bank out of Alert Bay. to be a better way.” “But I really hope the people can underIf there is, CCCU was unable to find it,

stand and appreciate the work we’ve done to remain in Alert Bay and make the change as smooth as possible for everyone,” he said. “It followed a long period of study and careful review and we too were disappointed the financially responsible thing to do was to adjust our service delivery to three days a week.” Still, Berry said he has a hard time understanding the bank’s point of view. “I still believe in the cooperative nature of CCCU and that’s the image they’d like to convey, but it’s obvious the branches stand alone,” he said.


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Parasites probable killer of local sunfish

Marine Detective with Jackie Hildering oly Mola you never know what you’ll find in our remarkable marine backyard! Something very unexpected landed near the Port Hardy floatplane dock Oct. 20 - a dead Mola mola. This is the largest of the world’s ocean sunfishes and looks like a cartoon character rather than a relatively fast-moving, deep-diving fish whose design has been perfected by millions of years of evolution. This fish species is aptly named since Mola means millstone in Latin and indeed this fish looks like a huge, flat, gray circle. It appears to have no body, only a giant, round, flat head with a small beak-like mouth. It’s propelled by pointy dorsal and anal fins and is steered by a wide, rounded, rudderlike tail.

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Molas are found in all temperate and tropical seas and are relatively common in the open ocean off our coast and are often misidentified as sharks. They were believed to be passive drifters who travelled only at the surface wherever the current took them. However, satellite tracking studies have revealed they dive deeper than 600-metres and travel an average of 10- to 20-km per day, the same distance traveled by open-ocean shark species. Mola molas are certainly a rarity on the inside of Vancouver Island — I only recall another large one on the beach in Port Hardy about eight years ago — and I greatly appreciate that Matthew Drake let me know about this find and that he undertook an examination of the giant together with Louisa Bates and Natasha Dickinson. This Mola mola measured 2-m from beak to tail and 2.06-m long, from the tip of one pointy fin to the other. It may have weighed more than 200-kg. All the information collected will be reported to oceansunfish.org and the mouth parts will end up on display in Telegraph Cove’s

Whale Interpretive Centre. Remarkably, this is small for its kind. Mola molas hold the record for being the largest bony fish on earth with an average mass of one tonne. The largest Mola mola ever recorded was 2,235-kg and 3.10-m by 4.26-m. The whale shark can be more than nine times bigger than this, but it’s not a bony fish. Matt and the team concluded the Port Hardy Mola mola was

Their diet also includes small fish, eelgrass and crustaceans and they are able to spit out and pull in water and food with their unique mouthparts. As with all species that feed on jellies, a conservation concern is they mistake plastic bags for their food. However, there was no evidence for this being the cause of death for this particular Mola mola. Maybe parasites were

a factor in her death? The team found lots of skin and intestinal parasites and some of the worms in the guts were even still alive. Parasites are common for Mola molas. In fact, it’s now believed the behaviour of “sunning” at the surface — hence, ocean sunfish — might be so that birds can feed on the skin parasites and that jumping more than 3-m out of the water might help dislodge

some parasites too. Mola molas are also found associated with drifting kelp patches, where small fish can clean away the pests. Despite these parasites loads, Mola mola are considered a delicacy by some in Southeast Asia. Jackie Hildering is a biologist, avid scuba diver and marine educator. See wwww.themarinedetective.ca for more Mola mola information and photos.

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The Christmas that nearly didn’t happen Sandy Grenier Gazette publisher e here at the Gazette look back at last year and still marvel at how Christmas was saved for so many North Island families. For a while, it was touch and go and we weren’t sure whether the Gazette’s Hamper Fund would even be able to continue beyond 2010. There’s no question the North Island Gazette’s Hamper Fund has helped thousands of families during the past 31 years, but the fact is we were nearly out of the Christmas business last year. To explain: each year the fund is seeded by a

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first board meeting of the season to discuss and decide on a game plan because the situation was dire. The main questions were: what if we don’t have enough donations? How will we pay for the all the food and toys? We had to make some hard and tough decisions that year. We didn’t want the Hamper Fund to slip away on us but something needed to be done because we knew if 2010 was donation poor, the Fund might just be forced to fold. We could see quite clearly the children who would be disappointed and the tables without a traditional

Christmas dinner. We had to come up with options to save the fund. For starters we made the hard decision to lower the age of children eligible to receive gifts from 16 and under to 12 and under. We also had to cut the amount of items that made up a hamper to providing just the basics for a Christmas dinner. For example we took the normal donation of 10-lbs of potatoes and reduced it to five-lbs. Several similar cuts were made to lower the grocery bills. We knew some recipients would be disappointed, but we had to do it in order for the

And now, the other ridings Whoops, in last week’s issue of the Gazette, we inadvertantly left out two ridings. It was unintentional and it was simply a goof up. We apologize for the error. Here they are — acclaimed seats are (Acc) and incumbents are (I): Alert Bay Six for four council seats, one for mayor Mayor: • Michael Berry (Acc) For council: • Douglas Aberley (I) • Casey Chapman (I)

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It’s always personal It’s nothing personal, it’s just business. If you believe you heard that a line from The Sopranos or any number of mob-related television shows movies, you’d be right. However, more and more these days it’s becoming the mantra of big business that’s been seen stepping all over the very people who helped put the luxury cars in the CEO’s garages attached to their magnificent homes. To a degree it’s understandable — these companies have greedy shareholders who don’t care how the businesses they support churn a profit, they just want it done. That’s why it’s a little confusing when the head of the Coastal Community Credit Union said there was no choice but to cut the hours of the Alert Bay branch, the only bank on the tiny island. CCCU president Adrian Legin said the decision to cut back was a tough one, but it had to be done to keep the branch viable. However, the credit union’s shareholders are the bank’s own clients, none of whom, to our knowledge, are calling for the CCCU to tighten up and cut the deadwood. The CCCU realized an $8.5 million profit in 2010 on deposits of just more than $2 billion. We realize that amounts to the proverbial drop in the bucket in the bigger banks, and their shareholders would be livid at such a miniscule return. However, this is the credit union, a banking institution started in communities so everybody could get a fair shake. We don’t hear shareholders screaming for more profit. We just hear disappointed people in Alert Bay, four of whom are out of work. Just business, Mr. Legin? We disagree — it couldn’t get more personal.

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A long road to ‘community living’ VICTORIA—My first glimpse of B.C.’s care system for developmentally disabled people was as a teen in the early 1970s. My grandfather brought me to his workplace, Tranquille “school.” The Kamloops institution that began life as a tuberculosis sanitorium in 1907 was by then converted to warehouse a different group of society’s outcasts. Ambulatory inmatepatients wearing locked-on football helmets wandered the courtyard of a sprawling prison-hospital complex that featured its own fire station. Tranquille would hit the headlines a decade later, when Human Resources Minister Grace McCarthy announced that she was enacting a plan, years in the making, to close such places. Tranquille, with 323 inmate-patients and 675 staff, would be first. A 1983 newspaper report captured the mood:

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65 group homes with only 200 residents, and its push for adult adoptions rather than institutions with shift workers. This is true “community living” that should be established where practical, with appropriate inspections. The NDP wants a moratorium on group home closures, even if they’re decrepit or mostly empty. On Friday Cadieux announced that a bonus program for CLBC management has been terminated. “In a people-first organization like CLBC, an incentive plan based on targets and measures is, quite simply, not appropriate,” said a statement from the ministry. No targets or measures. As Premier Christy Clark was recently reminded on health care, even talk of defined cost control is too politically risky. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter for Black Press. tfletcher@blackpress.ca

before staff agreed to work on the system that would replace it a year later. Some patients did go back to their families, with support services. And today B.C. has a network of 700 group homes, essentially smaller institutions. Their province-wide union contract was just renewed under the B.C. government’s “net zero” wage mandate, with an additional $18 million to enroll employees in dozens of contracted agencies to a pension plan for municipal employees. Stephanie Cadieux, the latest minister of what is now called Social Development, has asked for a multi-ministry examination of the adult care agency, Community Living B.C. As CLBC’s budget rises past $710 million, there are services from the health and children and families ministries going to disabled people as well. The political focus has been on CLBC’s closure of A member of

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Teachers spreading misinformation Dear Editor: Re: “BPSEA [sic] prefers attack to bargaining,” Oct. 20 Gazette Many of the comments of teacher Shawn Gough in his letter are incorrect and misleading. At a meeting held Oct. 3, school trustees from around the province discussed the current state of bargaining with the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF), the effect in districts of the BCTF Phase 1 strike, and how best to move negotiations forward. Just as the Labour Relations Code provides options to employees to put

pressure on the employer — and the BCTF is currently exercising their option to strike by withdrawing specific duties — there are also a number of options available to the employer, which were referenced in our technical discussion paper — publicly available on our website at www. bcpsea.bc.ca — distributed to boards of education. Trustees have tremendous respect and appreciation for the great work of teachers — and the great work of all staff — in our public school system. The objective of the BC Public School Employers’

"... the BCTF is proposing a 75% increase to their compensation package." Association (BCPSEA) is to achieve a negotiated collective agreement with the BCTF. However, we have been at the table since March 1, negotiations have moved at a glacial pace, and the BCTF is on strike. The BCTF continues to maintain $2.1 billion of

proposals on the table — including a variety of leave provisions unheard of in any part of the public sector. Nor have they tabled a full salary proposal. Keeping in mind that the total salary payroll for teachers in BC is currently approximately $2.9 billion, the BCTF is proposing a 75% increase to their compensation package. This is the reality of what is on the table and this is why the BCTF is on strike. The BCTF has said the strike is designed to have minimal effect on students, and that the strike is reliev-

ing teachers of administrative burdens so they can focus on teaching. That position is disingenuous. Many of the withdrawn duties are fundamental to the teacher–parent–student relationship, including teacher meetings with parents, administering and supervising tests, and assessment and report cards. School trustees expressed their deep concern about this labour dispute, its negative effect on students, and its potential to carry on indefinitely in its current form. In fact, several local

teachers’ union presidents have recently been quoted in various media that Phase 1 (of the) teacher strike “could go on forever.” Trustees provided overwhelming support to the BCPSEA board of directors to make the necessary decisions regarding the nature and timing of any employer response, with the intent of placing counter pressure on the BCTF to get serious at the bargaining table. The BCPSEA Board will make thoughtful choices in the coming days. Melanie Joy, chair BCPSEA Board of Directors

DFO, industry put salmon at risk Bush Dear editor, So now the dread ISA virus is 99 per cent confirmed in our waters and DFO does nothing while the industry remains in denial or tosses off the crisis. Marine Harvest saying it’s not likely to affect wild Pacific salmon, utterly careless of its awful capabilities. ISA tends to mutate into virulent new strains in stressed fish in factory farms, even as the ISA that conked Chile is a virulent strain of the ISA from Norway that brought it.

ISA could destroy our wild Pacific salmon runs and eventually our herring and ground fisheries, including sablefish. It’s a crisis of the first water the industry denies with DFO dishonorably onside. The industry claims the more than 3000 citations of ISA symptoms in their dead farmed fish, revealed in their fish health data, does not prove the disease. Yet it fought tooth and nail to prevent Justice (Bruce) Cohen from having access to their disease records. No wonder — the data

wrested from secrecy reveals a Pandora’s box of diseases are part and parcel of their industry. The data shows also they ramped up testing their fish for ISA dramatically into 2010 (and) until April that year they refused the province access to their farms. This was followed by a memorandum of understanding amongst themselves on how to contain viruses from spreading farm to farm. Their denial that ISA is here and push to expand proves they care not a

sculpin for our wild salmon and our coastal marine blessings of worth and beauty they uphold. Absolutely no one knows ISA will not mutate to infect our wild fish. It is the nature of viruses to do so. The precautionary principle that John Fraser (who, in 1994, was selected to head the Fraser River Sockeye Public Review Board investigating the salmon fishery) cited be the condition for any expansion of fish farms would get the farms out of our

ocean immediately. Yet DFO is doing nothing to turn this nightmare away and is in fact father of it, refusing to cease import of foreign broodstock eggs that bring it. Our wild salmon will not survive the twain. We the people must stand up shoulder to shoulder across the province and the country demanding our governments get the industry out of our ocean, and without delay, before it is too late. Mary Russell Port Hardy

Coal will make canaries of us all

Dear editor, Everyone has no doubt heard the expression “canary in a coal mine.” It’s a reference to the caged canaries that coal miners used to take down into the mines as an early warning of danger. If gases such as methane or carbon monoxide built up in the mine, the canaries would keel over and the miners would know to get out of the mine fast before they, too, died. It was a low-tech solution, but it worked and it saved lives.

Despite many known dangers, coal has become the world’s dominant fuel source for generating electricity, not to mention being the primary source of harmful greenhouse gas emissions such as methane and carbon dioxide. In a very real sense, the Earth’s entire atmosphere has now become the coal mine that we all live and work in. But, in terms of an early warning mechanism, caged canaries aren’t going to help us much in this day and age.

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Fortunately, there are many other “canary-like” indicators of the dangers we face that scientists are increasingly trying to direct our attention to. For example, many plants that one would expect to get larger from the increased availability of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are instead being stunted by rapid changes in temperature, humidity and available nutrients from the rise in global temperature. Likewise, cold-blooded animals, which include insects, reptiles and

amphibians, are experiencing a 10-percent increase in metabolism from every one degree Celsius increase in average temperature. That higher metabolism is resulting in smaller size; a prime example being the common toad which has become measurably smaller in just two decades, along with some tortoises, marine iguanas and lizards. These plant and animal species have simply not been able to respond or adapt quickly enough to the rise in average global temperature that has occurred

at an unprecedented rate over the past century. In other words, the canaries in our atmospheric coal mine are starting to keel over and that means it’s time for us to get out of the coal mine: Literally! We have to stop using coal to generate electricity and switch to clean and renewable energy sources on a massive global scale as quickly as possible before we, too, succumb to the dangers that coal carries with it as an energy source. Jesse McClinton Victoria

broke law

Dear editor: Organizers of the Surrey Economic Forum maintain that letting George W. Bush speak is a matter of freedom of speech. But the real issue is whether visitors to our country are subject to Canadian laws. We are a signatory to international conventions and have national laws which are triggered when an individual arrives on our soil who is credibly accused of authorizing torture. In the case of George W. Bush, who has admitted signing off on waterboarding, such evidence is overwhelming. If there is any doubt that he was engaged in torture and other systematic human rights violations such as extraordinary renditions and prolonged and secret detention, then let the courts decide. But after WWII, Japanese soldiers were executed by the U.S. for torturing American prisoners with techniques that included waterboarding. Larry Kazdan Vancouver

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October 29 Fall Tea and Bazaar at Columba Church featuring baking, plants, classy junque and a silent auction. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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 quatsino.museum@recn.ca • 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. • 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.

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October 30 2011 Haunted House and Pumpkin Patch Walk from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. The festivities will take place at the Civic Centre to allow easy and dry access for all community members to enjoy for a small donation at the door. The Port Hardy Lions will be offering free hotdogs and hot chocolate; the stage will be transformed to a haunted house with spooky music and a friendly competition for cash prizes. October 30-31 Halloween haunted House at 2926 Woodland Drive, Port McNeill, 5-9 p.m. both days. Sponsored by Code 3 Charters. October 31 The tradition continues — the 5th Annual Costume Crawl on Market Street. From 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. 250949-9808 for details. Octobert 31 Port McNeill Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Halloween fireworks show and bonfire, 7:30 p.m. at the Community Hall and ballfield. Hot cocoa for the kids; bring the family. October 31 17th annual Beaver Harbour Community Fireworks Show at Storey’s Beach Park, Port Hardy. Bonfire, hot cocoa provided by Providence Place Youth Group. Rain or shine. To make a donation toward fireworks, call Rob Johnsen at 250-902-2221. 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. Registration ensures table space to work on your own paper crafting projects, cards or scrapbooks. Space is limited and you must register in advance if you are planning on attending. Registration fee is $5. More information at wwww.northislandcreateforacause.blogspot.com.

November 5 North Island Concert Society presents multiple Juno Award-winner David Francey, 7:30 p.m., Port Hardy Civic Centre. Single tickets $25, season tickets (5 concerts including dinner show) for $120 at Cafe Guido, PH Museum, Hobby Nook, Port McNeill Flower Shoppe, Gail Neely in Port Alice. FMI, 250-902-2228 or www. niconcert.ca. 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 5 First Bob Bailey hockey game, 7 p.m., Port Alice Arena. All proceeds to benefit the Roberts family. Admission by donation, 50/50 draw, puck toss, raffle basket, concession. Skaters interested in playing may call Jason Holmes, 250-284-3900. 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. 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 Home Business Christmas Show Providence Place 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. So much to choose from. For more information or to book a table please call Kari at 250-949-8515 or Tara at 250-949-7697 November 19 Please join Avalon Adventist Junior Academy of Port Hardy for its Annual Pie Auction, 6 p.m.

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November 20 Port Alice Christmas Creations Craft Fair at the community centre, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Hand-made treasures from crafters throughout the Island, delicious food, festive atmosphere. Balloons and day-care for the kids. To register table space or for more info, call the community centre eves at 250-284-3912. 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. November 26-27 Team Charlton Highland Dancers present the third annual Celtic Christmas Highland dancing with a contemporary, holiday twist. Shows Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Port Hardy (location to be announced), and Sunday at 1 p.m. at Gatehouse Community Theatre, Port McNeill.

Raffle baskets, concession. Tickets $10. Info, Shelley, 250-956-4662 or Brenda, 250-949-7650. 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, 250-284-3912. December 3 Christmas Showcase 2011. Previous exhibitors will receive application forms in mid-summer. Contact Lioness Anne Dumonceaux by email: marcanne@telus. net or phone 250-956-3770. December 4 Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Port Alice, 7 p.m. at Port Alice Fire Hall. Hot chocolate, carol singing and goodies. Info, community centre, 250-284-3912.

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VILLAGE OF ALERT BAY NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the Village of Alert Bay that an election by voting is necessary to elect a Mayor, four Councillors, and one School Trustee for a three-year term commencing December 2011 and terminating December 2014, and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: MAYOR - ACCLAIMED Surname

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Gazette staff PORT McNEILL—Port McNeill Hospital is the proud new owner of a custom reclining I.V. drip chair, thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Port McNeill Hospital Auxiliary. “Bill’s Chair,� donated in memory of the late Bill Gurney, husband of auxiliary secretary Helen Gurney, was presented to the hospital in September. It’s the latest piece of medical equipment donated by the auxiliary, which was incorporated in January of 2010. Earlier this year, the auxiliary donated a percussor, which is used in medical examinations, and two nebulizers, or inhalers, used to convert drugs from liquid to mist form. During its latest meeting, the aux-

iliary voted to order additional supplies for the hospital, including an analgesic gas deliver system and a Neopuff infant resuscitator. The auxiliary raises funds through activities like bake sales and craft showcases, and gladly accepts donations for these events. This Sunday, the auxiliary will host a bake sale in conjunction with the Port McNeill Lioness Community Garage Sale from 1-3 p.m. at Port McNeill Lions Hall. To donate baked goods, call Helen Gurney at 250-956-3949. The auxiliary will also gladly accept cash donations toward its hospital supplies contributions. To contribute or to inquire about joining the auxiliary, call Helen Gurney at 250-956-3949 or Sue Wiedenman at 250-956-3504.

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Chamber Update submitted by Cheryl Jorgenson P Port McNeill & District Chamber of Commerce Manager Submissions to Update: Fax: 250-956-3131 or email pmccc@island.net P tM Port McNeill N ill & Di District ti t Chamber of Commerce is celebrating their 50th Anniversary‌ “Recognition of Excellence Gala & Business Awardsâ€? Friday November 4, 2011 Tickets Available @ Port McNeill Chamber/Visitor Centre & the Black Bear Resort Tickets: $40 ea/ $70 per couple 250-956-3131 or pmccc@ island.net Nomination Forms online @ www.portmcneill.net Nomination Deadline Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Municipal All Candidates Meeting for Port McNeill Tuesday, November 8 @ 7:00 PM (Doors open @ 6:30 PM) Port McNeill Community Hall Fall Membership Special: October to December 2011 Have you thought of becoming a member of the Chamber of Commerce but don’t know what it entails or what it can do for you? We are

a non-profit organization that provides a variety of services which assist local organizations and businesses to save money, to advertise, and to network with the local business community. Chamber Members qualify for numerous benefits. Please call the Port McNeill Chamber Office for more information@ 250-956-3131. 2012 Membership Drive is on for new comers and early renewals! New Members Join the Chamber as a new member and receive three months free and an entry into the Grand Prize Draw Renewing Members All Members renewing their membership from October through December will be entered into the Grand Prize Draw Sign Up a New Member Sign up a Business Associate as a new member and receive an entry into the Grand Prize Draw

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From Port McNeill: Destination Istanbul ’m at 30,000 feet and the rising sun is casting lines of red, orange and yellow on the world below. In between the billowing clouds that look remarkably like cotton candy I can see the mountains of Bulgaria. The butterflies fluttering in my stomach are joined by a few Mexican jumping beans; I will soon be in Istanbul, the exotic and mysterious city that has entranced people and empires for millenia, As the plane begins to circle this massive city of seventeen million souls, sunlight is glittering off the waters of the Black Sea, its artery the Bosphorus Strait — that separates Europe from Asia — and the Sea of Marmara. The thick brown line of pollution framing the horizon is making me very nervous and I’m already missing the clean air of the North Island. I wonder: will I be able to live in this vast, polluted city? Istanbul will be my home for an undetermined period of time; an unknown and unpredictable life lies before me. On the bus ride to the city centre my eyes defy all attempts to keep them open and though they fall shut in sleep I’m able to force

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them open enough to catch glimpses of the ancient 1000 year old Byzantine walls that surround parts of the old city. Istanbul overwhelms the senses: I’m bombarded by the mixture of sights and sounds coming from the hordes of people in all styles of dress and colours on the move, stray dogs waiting at street lights to cross, a cacophony of sound coming from drivers leaning on their horns in what seems to be some bizarre conversation between anything with four wheels. The chaos seems oddly organized as I watch what should be three lanes of traffic becoming five, cars and buses moving like a choreographed ballet, never touching but seeming to miss each other by centimetres. It doesn’t take long to understand that organized chaos is what describes this city best. Life in all it’s human glory, and it’s wonderful! Day 1: The Misir Pasar, called the Egyptian Spice Bazaar in tourist guide books, is a nondescript 16th century brick and stone Ottoman building in Eminonu. But when you walk inside you’re swept into an

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Students from across the North Island descended upon Sointula last week for the annual Districtwide cross country meet. Clockwise from top: Tyke boys break from the starting line; Brooke Neely of Port Alice’s Sea View Elementary has a hair-raising experience; Seth Hanuse congratulates Wagalus School teammate Owen Wilson as Teniel Hunt snaps photos; Marcy Charlie of Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw takes off with the peewee girls field; Joey Grant leads teammate Adam Benwell to the finish of the tyke boys race; Thomas Scow cheers A.J. Elliott School teammate Silkence Williams as she wins the tyke girls event. Race results appear in Sports, page 18. Photo credit

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VILLAGE OF PORT ALICE

NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the Town of Port McNeill that an election by voting is necessary to elect a Mayor, four Councillors and one School Trustee, and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: COUNCILLOR - Four (4) to be elected

NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the Village of Port Alice that an election by voting is necessary to elect a Mayor, four Councillors and one School Trustee for a three-year term commencing December 2011 and terminating December 2014, and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are:

MAYOR - One (1) to be elected - Acclaimed Surname

Usual Names

Jurisdiction of Residence

ALLEN

Jan C.

Port Alice, BC

COUNCILLOR - Four (4) to be elected Surname

Usual Names

Jurisdiction of Residence

BRACKETT MACLEOD ROBERTS STEWART THOMPSON VYE

Marc Allan Janice Scott David Beth Don

Port Alice, BC Port Alice, BC Port Alice, BC Port Alice, BC Port Alice, BC Port Alice, BC

Usual Names

Jurisdiction of Residence

PRESCOTT

Carol

Port Alice, BC

Saturday, November 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the following location: Location Address Village Office Council 1061 Marine Drive Chambers

ADVANCE VOTING will be available to qualified electors as follows:

ELECTOR REGISTRATION (For voting day only registration) There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements: s YEARSOFAGEOROLDER s #ANADIANCITIZEN s RESIDENTOF"#FORATLEASTMONTHSIMMEDIATELYPRECEDINGVOTINGDAY s RESIDENTOF/2REGISTEREDOWNEROFREALPROPERTYINTHE6ILLAGEOF0ORT!LICEFORATLEASTDAYS immediately preceding voting day, and s NOTOTHERWISEDISQUALIlEDBYLAWFROMVOTING Resident electors will also be required to produce 2 pieces of identiďŹ cation (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if applicable, written consent from the majority of the property owners.

MAIL BALLOT VOTING Qualified electors may vote by mail if they: s HAVEAPHYSICALDISABILITY ILLNESSORINJURYTHATAFFECTSTHEIRABILITYTOVOTEATANOTHERVOTINGOPPORTUNITY OR s EXPECTTOBEABSENTFROMTHE6ILLAGEOF0ORT!LICEONGENERALVOTINGDAYANDATTHETIMESOFALLADVANCE voting opportunities. REQUESTING A MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE: Before 4 pm on November 17, 2011 you must submit the following information to the Village Office in 0ORT!LICE "RITISH#OLUMBIAAT-ARINE$RIVE 0ORT!LICE"#6.. ORBYMAIL 0/"OX 0ORT!LICE "RITISH#OLUMBIA 6.. TELEPHONE   FAX   OREMAILINFO portalice.ca): 1. Full name, 2. Residential address, !DDRESSOFTHEPROPERTYINRELATIONTOWHICHYOUAREVOTINGFORNON RESIDENTPROPERTYELECTORS

4. Method of delivery of your mail ballot package: (a) pick up at Village office, OR (b) regular letter mail through Canada Post to residential address, OR (c) regular letter mail through Canada Post to an alternate address that you provide when requesting the ballot package, 5. To ensure you receive the correct registration application form in your package, you must indicate whether you are going to be registering as a resident or non-resident property elector. 4HE6ILLAGEWILLSENDOUTMAILBALLOTPACKAGESCOMMENCINGONORABOUT/CTOBER 4OBECOUNTED YOURMAILBALLOTMUSTBERECEIVEDBYTHE#HIEF%LECTION/FlCERNOLATERTHANPMON3ATURDAY .OVEMBER   Gail Lind Chief Election Officer

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Grant

Port McNeill, BC

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Port McNeill, BC

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Jessica

Port McNeill, BC

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Chris

Port McNeill, BC

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Port McNeill, BC

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Usual Names

Jurisdiction of Residence

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Shelley

Port McNeill, BC

Furney

Gerry

Port McNeill, BC

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Usual Names

Jurisdiction of Residence

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Werner

Port McNeill, BC

GENERAL VOTING DAY will be open to qualified electors of the Town of Port McNeill on Saturday, November 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the following location: Port McNeill Town OfďŹ ce 1775 Grenville Place, Lower level, Council Chambers

GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors of the Village of Port Alice on:

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 8:00 am to 8:00 pm and Monday, November 14, 2011 to Friday, November 18, 2011 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Village OfďŹ ce 1061 Marine Drive, Port Alice, BC

Jurisdiction of Residence

SCHOOL TRUSTEE - Elected by Acclamation

VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS

Polling Place Village of Port Alice

Usual Names

MAYOR - One (1) to be elected

SCHOOL TRUSTEE - One (1) to be elected - Acclaimed Surname

Surname

Elector Registration (for voting day only registration) There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements: sYEARSOFAGEOROLDER s#ANADIANCITIZEN sRESIDENTOF"#FORATLEASTMONTHS-AY  IMMEDIATELYPRECEDINGVOTING day sRESIDENTOFORREGISTEREDOWNEROFREALPROPERTYINTHE4OWNOF0ORT-C.EILLFORAT least 30 days immediately preceding voting day (October 19, 2011) and sNOTOTHERWISEDISQUALIlEDBYLAWFROMVOTING Resident electors will also be required to produce 2 pieces of identiďŹ cation (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property and, if applicable, written consent from the other property owners. ADVANCE VOTING OPPORTUNITIES Advance voting will be open at the Town Office, 1775 Grenville Place, Port McNeill, B.C. on the following dates and times: November 9th: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

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Don’t let the cold-hearted killer get you It’s easier to keep an existing gear carry an extra pair of good insulating taggering forth, shiverfire burning than attempting to socks and a extra inner layer your pack ing, soaked to the bone restart a new one, especially in during the wet chilly months. and exhausted, my body Of course, you need not practice any plummeted performing a face windy and wet weather. plant into a stream. There are a few simple sug- of these suggestions, which may result in Capt. Williams wrenched me gestions to practice for staying an embarrassing hit and run of the rectal up and inquired as to my physiwarm and dry: don’t cal status. over exert yourself, “I’m fine,” I slurred in avoid overheating response. and consume an Our Backyard abundance of nutriFeeling no pain, only drowsiness, I continued blindly to with Lawrence tious supplements climb. Woodall to maintain your Find out how to gain This was no time to drop out, energy levels. “Skills for Success” a number of other officer cadets had fallen Clothing is of utmost imporp program ogram for to the wayside due to fatigue and injury. tance: a good rain-and-windyouth aged 15 - 30. My pride blinded me to what my body resistant outer shell, a good was communicating. Benefits include a 12 week insulating and wick-performReaching our destination, my body paid work experience & a ing material for your inner layslumped to the damp, chilled ground. $500 completion bonus. ers and, as for hats and gloves, Within minutes I was shivering viothere are many products out lently. there, but personally wool is Call 250.949.5736 and get started! The next moment I awoke enshrined in NIEFS still the best especially when it daisy-fresh sheets and pajamas, wondering N ORTH I SLAND EMPLOYMENT gets wet. if this was life after death. Wool will continue to insuReality kicked in as I observed the intralate where as thinsulate material venous violating my body. Needles, what a found in many gloves and hats barbaric practice. once wet gives minimal protecIt was 1979 and I was an officer cadet tion in comparison to wool. at CFB Chilliwack when I was personally And you can never put a price introduced to hypothermia. on quality water resistant, wellPride and youthful arrogance had blinded fitted boots because once you me to the signs of fatigue: shivering, stumlose use of your feet, you’re bling, slurred speech, disorientation, and pretty much fodder for the scavdrowsiness. engers. Once hypothermia had me in its talons Besides your basic emergency I didn’t have the coordination or presence of mind to do anything th about it. Luckily there were others there who were able to evacuate my chilled body off that mountain top. Since that day I’ve learned to listen and monitor my body when in the back-country, November 5 & 6 especially on the North Island where temperatures aren’t extreme, but the rains and wind are ever present. Hypothermia can sneak up on you even at temperatures above 10 degrees Celsius or because of a combination of body contact with a cold object, unusual exertion and a lack of food. Basically the mechaYOU COULD nisms of losing body heat WIN 1 OF 3 are radiation, conduction GIFT CARDS and convection. A gift in honour of our Anniversary Event Evaporation constitutes most of the remaining heat SSTORES OR S • FLYERS • D DEALSS loss in the form of perspi- COUPONS BROCHURES • CATALOGUES • ration. CONTESTS • PRODUCTS Think of yourself as a fire which requires a continuous supply of combusSave time, save money. tible fuel to remain burning. Visit our other Black Press sites If your fuel source becomes depleted or you leave your fire open to harsh elements your fire dies down or may even go out.

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on deck Tell us about items of interest to the sports community. Note: North Island Eagles rep hockey games may be scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 29-30. Check www. northislandgazette.com for info. October 28 Commercial hockey Islanders at Bulls, 9:15 p.m., Port Hardy. October 30 B League hockey North Islanders vs. Stars, 8:45 p.m., Port Hardy. November 4 Commercial hockey Devils at Islanders, 8 p.m., Port Alice; Bulls vs. Warriors, 9:15 p.m., Port Hardy. November 4-6 Minor hockey Port McNeill novice tournament at Chilton Regional Arena. Concession, raffle table, 50/50 draws. Game schedule tba. November 5 Benefit hockey First Bob Bailey hockey game, 7 p.m., Port Alice Arena. All proceeds to benefit the Roberts family. Admission by donation, 50/50 draw, puck toss, raffle basket, concession. Skaters interested in playing may call Jason Holmes, 250-284-3900. November 6 Commercial hockey Islanders at Devils, 5:30 p.m., Port McNeill. B League hockey Smokers vs. Stars, 8:45 p.m., Port Hardy. November 11 Commercial hockey Warriors at Islanders, 8 p.m., Port Alice; Devils at Bulls, 9:15 p.m., Port Hardy. November 11-13 Minor hockey Port Hardy atom tournament at Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena. Concession, raffle table, 50/50 draws. Game schedule tba.

PHSS hosts Island tourney J.R. Rardon Gazette staff PORT HARDY — Following on the heels of its successful hosting of the Vancouver Island A wrestling championships in February, Port Hardy Secondary School has picked up another major tournament this week. But school officials were left scrambling when one of the four participating schools pulled out one day before competition was set to begin. The 2011 Island A Senior Boys Soccer championships were played yesterday at PHSS with the host school, North Island Secondary School of Port McNeill, and St. Andrews Academy of Victoria taking part. The winner of the tourney qualifies for the 2011 provincial championship tournament in Kelowna the first week of November. “It’s a huge deal for the North Island to have other schools come up here to compete, espeNorth Island Secondary's Corey Miller gets his head on the ball in front of the cially in a tournament defence of Port Hardy's Cody Diotte during the schools' friendly match last week like this,” D’arcy Deacon, in Port Hardy. J.R. Rardon photo Port Hardy’s head coach,

said last week when the tourney was announced. “It’s pretty uncommon to get teams up here, so this is big for us and for the whole North Island.” Chemainus Secondary School was also to have participated, but informed PHSS athletic director Malcolm Fleeton Tuesday morning that the team would not make the trip. Fleeton said PHSS secured the tournament, which had been listed a vacant by the B.C. School Sports Association, just a week ago. “We didn’t think it would be right for the Island not to send a team to provincials,” Fleeton said. Because yesterday's games were played after the Gazette went to press, results can be found at www.northislandgazette. com. Last week, PHSS hosted NISS in a friendly match to tune up for the tourney, and posted a 3-1 victory. Travis Bleaney scored all three goals in the win. Nick Gachter scored for the Norsemen, briefly tying the game 1-1.

Eagles peewees fall short in rematch J.R. Rardon Gazette staff PORT HARDY — For the second straight week, the North Island Eagles peewees provided the visiting Campbell River Tyees several breaks on the ice. And just as they did in the earlier meeting, the Tyees capitalized in a 5-2 exhibition win over the Eagles Sunday at Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena. The game was the only one played by Triport’s rep teams as the league took its traditional break to set tiers and scheduling for the upcoming regular season. The full league schedule will be released this week, and details on upcoming games can be

found at www.northislandgazette.com. One week before Sunday’s win, Campbell River posted a 7-4 win over the peewees in Port McNeill. This time, holding just a 1-0 lead early in the second period, the Tyees caught their first break when Triport goalie Nyck Ruel tried to stop a pass through the crease from behind the end line and inadvertently redirected the puck into his own net for a 2-0 Campbell River advantage. Kenton Browne got the goal back less than a minute later to bring the Eagles within 2-1, but Campbell River pushed the lead to 3-1 with a score at 15:24

North Island Eagles peewee Kenton Browne upends Campbell River's Kaden Barnes during the teams' exhibition game Sunday in Port Hardy. J.R. Rardon photo

of the second. Still, the host peewees were within a

pair of goals despite being whistled for the game’s first four

penalties and skating shorthanded for eight minutes. And

things began looking up when they finally went on a 5-on-3 power play of their own midway through the third period. But an errant pass in the Campbell River zone gave the Tyees’ Jacob Hartley a shorthanded breakaway, and he slipped a shot from the low slot just past Ruel on the stick side for the backbreaking goal. Sean Pineda answered for the Eagles, scoring with one second left in the 5-on-3 power play to make it a 4-2 game with 10:04 left. But that was all the offence the peewees could muster, and Campbell River added an empty-net goal with 52.8 seconds left.


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Sports & Recreation Sports Scoreboard 2011 Districtwide Cross-country Meet At A.J. Elliott School, Sointula Wed, Oct. 19

Dexter Lash-Burrows of Sointula's A.J. Elliott School leads Eagle View classmates Jaylon Grenier and Steven Williamson to the finish line in the peewee boys race at the Districtwide Cross-country meet in J.R. Rardon photo Sointula.

Tyke girls 1. Silkence Williams, A.J. Elliott, 8 minutes, 51 seconds; 2. Faith Gage, Eagle View, 9:21; 3. Brooke Neely, Sea View, 9:24; 4. Abby Roberts, SV, 9:29; 5. Cassiel Carlson, Sunset, 9:37; 6. Randi Phillipow, SV, 9:41; 7. Freddie Williamson, EV, 9:45; 8. Isabella Schmidt, EV, 9:58; 9. Kayla Berry, SS, 10:29; 10. Jordan Laughlin, AJE, 10:47; 11. Lily Hooper, AJE, 11:09; 12. Jenny Wei, AJE, 11:11; 13. Jane Dutcyvich, SS, 11:45; 14. Aliya Therrien, EV, 11:58; 15. Oriana Bee-Johnson, EV, 12:01; 16. Rowan Williamson, EV, 12:03; 17. Vickie Clair, Gwa’sala’Nakwaxda’xw, 12:41; 18. Anna Rompf, SV, 12:52; 19. Kennedy Chateauvert, AJE, 13:01; 20. Sophie Tynjala, AJE, 13:03; 21. Sahara Marshall, AJE, 13:04; 22. Taylor Spafford, SV, 13:43; 23. Elleanna Hunt, Wagalus, 13:50; 24. Cassandra Jacobson, Wag; 25. Samantha Holland, unlisted, 14:14. Pee Wee girls 1. Hope McClendon, SS, 13:47; 2. Eileah Cotter, EV, 13:55; 3. Mandy Foldy, SS, 14:30;

4. McKenzie Murgatroyd, SS, 15:25; 5. Miranda Estlin, SS, 16:20; 6. Jaylen Ager, SV, 16:29; 7. Hailey Tiberghien, SV, 16:47; 8. Rorie Berry, AJE, 16:56; 9. Molly Lash-Burrows, AJE, 17:03; 10. Sydney Martineau, EV, 18:07; 11. Abbi MacDonald, Avalon, 18:08; 12. Taleah Nelson, Kak’ot’lats’i School, 19:45; 13. Tianna Walkus, Ava, 20:00; 14. Charlize Swanson, AJE, 20:53; 15. Haley Johnny, EV, 21:25; 16. Linda Charlie, K-School, 24:22; 17. Chasity Walkus, Ava, 26:26; 18. Kiana Williams, GN, 26:37; 19. Alexis Williams, GN, 32:26; 20. Marcy Charlie, GN, 32:28. Bantam girls 1. Laura Chilson, EV, 19:05; 2. Becky Cyr, SS, 23:03. Tyke boys 1. Joey Grant, SS, 8:04; 2. Adam Benwell, SS, 8:06; 3. Luke Gage, EV, 8:17; 4. Kayden Jones, SS, 8:43; 5. Ethan Bono, SS, 8:52; 6. Connor Van Will, SS, 8:54; 7. Justin Swanson, AJE, 9:02; 8. Brennan Cook, Wag, 9:04; 9. Tyler Roper, EV, 9:08; 10. Tyler George, GN, 9:41; 11. Norman Walkus, GN, 10:07; 12. Darien Johnson, SS, 10:08; 13. Kohner Walkus, Ava, 10:11; 14. Fay Lam, AJE, 10:21; 15. Jerimiah Charlie, GN, 10:42; 16. Dominic Walkus, GN, 11:18; 17. Keanu

Charlie, GN, 11:33; 18. Peyton Dugas, Ava, 11:44; 19. Eric Smith, EV, 12:01; 20. Jayden Walsh, EV, 12:03; 21. Nathaniel Stevens, EV, 12:12; 22. Bradley Coltart, SS, 12:18; 23. Angus Fenton Passmore, EV, 13:02; 24. Reilly Walkus, GN, 14:24; 25. Corey Hanuse, K, 14:26; 26. Cooper McHady, SS, 15:57; 27. Owen Wilson, Wag, 15:58; 28. Owen Johnson, SS, 18:13; 29. Brayden Williams, K, 18:53; 30. Seth Williams, K, 18:54; 31. Scott Gavin, Ava, 18:55. Pee Wee boys 1. Dexter Lash-Burrows, AJE, 12:36; 2. Jaylon Grenier, EV, 12:37; 3. Steven Williamson, EV, 12:39; 4. Spencer Smith, 12:50; 5. Clayton Bono, 13:56; 6. Tanner Roberts, SV, 14:04; 7. Malcolm Blid, AJE, 14:12; 8. Billy Ford, AJE, 15:35; 9. Jordan Riehl, SS, 15:50; 10. Michael Perez, GN, 17:51; 11. Seth Hunt, Wag, 18:50; 12. Seth Hanuse, Wag, 19:39; 13. Robert King, K, 20:26; 14. Thomas Scow, AJE, 20:39; 15. David Charlie, Jr., GN, 20:58; 16. Tyron George, GN, 21:11; 17. Victor Hanuse, Ava, 22:54. Bantam boys 1. Patrick Miller, EV, 13:20; 2. Glen Morris, Wag, 13:42; 3. Liam Aoki, SS, 13:45; 4. Lyam Donetz, Wag, 17:18; 5. David Williams,

she said. This time, she was all smiles after starting behind the leaders and bolting to the front midway through the 1.5-kilometre event. The local school got a second victory when Dexter Lash-Burroughs held off teammates Jaylon Grenier and Steven Williamson of Port Hardy's Eagle View Elementary by one and three seconds, respectively, in the Pee Wee Boys race over a longer, 2.6-kilometre course.

A third Sointula runner, Hope McClendon, running for Port McNeill's Sunset Elementary, won the Pee Wee Girls race. Sunset got another win from Joey Grant in the Tyke Boys event. Eagle View got a pair of wins in the bantam class, with Patrick Miller winning the boys race and Laura Chilson winning a girls race that drew just two participants. Mike Kent was the only Open class runner.

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Open boys 1. Mike Kent, 16:17. Men’s Commercial Hockey League Standings Through Oct. 26 Team Devils Warriors Bulls Islanders

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Local runners shine J.R. Rardon Gazette staff SOINTULA — Silkence Williams was much happier with the way this year's Districtwide elementary school cross country running meet went. And her first-place finish in the Tyke Girls race made it even better. In her first try at the event a year ago, the Grade 3 student at A.J. Elliott, took a nasty tumble. "My legs were all scraped up and I got scratches on my arms,"

GN, 18:37; 6. Eugene Paul, K, 20:00; 7. Hunter Ballentyne, K, 21:55; 8. Christopher Jensen, Ava, 22:18; 9. Sage Hanuse, K, 22:29; 10. Justin Speck, K, 22:29; 11. Tyron Wallas, K, 22:55; 12. Christian Nelson, K, 22:58.

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Devils remain perfect with sweep Gazette staff PORT McNEILL — Chris Dutcyvich collected a hat trick and John Murgatroyd added a goal on a penalty shot Sunday as the Port McNeill Ice Devils completed a weekend sweep of the Port Hardy Warriors with a 6-1 North Island Commercial League victory at Chilton Regional Arena. The win, combined with their 4-3 victory over the Warriors Friday in Port Hardy, gave the Devils a firm hold on the league’s top spot one month into play. The Devils improved to 5-0, while the Warriors slipped to 2-3. In other league action last week, the Port Hardy Bulls claimed a 5-3 victory over the Neucel Islanders in Port Alice. No details were available from that game. In Sunday’s game in Port McNeill, the Warriors actually struck first for a 1-0 lead, with Quinn Mellow converting off an assist from Brian Texmo a minute an a half after puck drop.

two goals of the second period, and they came less than a minute apart on a wrister from the left circle and a rebound at pointblank range. Al Rushton assisted on three goals. Murgatroyd, Shae Mattice and Jarvis Walsh added one helper each.

Warriors goalie Jason Saunders is too late getting across the crease as the Ice Devils' Chris Dutcyvich (10) snaps home a second-period goal in the teams' commercial league game at Chilton Regional Arena in Port McNeill Sunday. J.R. Rardon photo

But that was the last tally allowed by Devils goalie Bob Wells, and his mates wiped away the early deficit in short order.

Glenn Moore evened the score at 8:29 of the opening period, and Dutcyvich got the go-ahead score at 11:51. Bill Rushton made

it 3-1 for the Devils later in the period, and Murgatroyd managed to wedge home his penalty shot while being upended by Warriors

goalie Jason Saunders with just 44 seconds left in the period, giving the Devils a 4-1 edge at intermission. Dutcyvich got the only

Devils 4, Warriors 3 In Port Hardy Friday, the Devils rolled to a 4-1 lead before the Warriors rallied late to make it a close finish. Murgatroyd scored two goals and Ray Bono and Kurtis Grant added goals for the Devils in the win. Shelby Cockell had two goals for the Warriors, and Jordan Nicholson scored with one second remaining. Jarvis Walsh had two assists and Shay Peterson and Dutcyvich added singles to support Wells’ work in net. Nicholson, Cockell and Cole Morton contributed assists for the Warriors.

Walton, Mackay top winners in drag awards J.R. Rardon Gazette staff PORT McNEILL — Local driver Tim Walton was the big winner, but there were plenty of prizes to go around Friday as the North Island Timing Association handed out more than $5,000 in cash and other goodies to top finishers in the 2011 Rumble on the Runway drag racing series. Friday’s award ceremony followed prime rib dinner at the Port McNeill Legion Hall, and included a $150 donation to the legion by acclimation of the assembled drivers. The association also presented a $1,500 cheque to Port McNeill Fire Department for its efforts in making the three summer series races at Port McNeill Airport possible. Walton took the top overall spot in the summer points standings as well as winning the pro class. His name will be added to the large perpetual trophies for both

Overall points champion Tim Walton of Port McNeill holds up his booty with help from organizer Maureen "Mo" Anderson during the North Island Timing Association's annual awards banquet at the Port McNeill Legion Hall Friday. J.R.Rardon photo

titles, and he took home two smaller trophies, a leather jacket with the NITA logo, and a substantial cheque. Another Port McNeill driver, Terry Mackay, was second overall and

the top finisher in the Super Pro class and also claimed a pair of trophies and a cheque. The third overall points finisher and Sportsman class champion was Ron Clark of

Campbell River who did not attend the festivities. But several other drivers did make the trip from down-Island, including club president Jeff Bowell of Nanaimo, who donated his 10th-place prize back to the association. Cash prizes were offered to the top 10 points finishers, and local drivers were well represented. In addition to Walton and Mackay, Port Hardy’s Collin Shaw was fourth overall second in the Sportsman class. Port Hardy’s Chris Beatty, who reached the finals in the Sportsman class of June’s Rumble on the Runway I in his family minivan in June before upgrading cars, was ninth in points in his rookie season in the sport. Other winners who attended Friday’s dinner included Connie Howie of Courtenay (5th overall), Mike Hutmacher of Courtenay (6th) and Bev Varrin of Campbell

River (7th). Gene Slater was named volunteer of the year and awarded a prize mug by local organizer and master of ceremonies Maureen

“Mo” Anderson. Numerous door prizes were also awarded in a random draw as the association wrapped up its third season of racing.

The club plans another three-race series at the airport for 2012. The race schedule is expected to be announced in early spring, Bowell said.

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Kindergarten kits help develop love of reading Aleister Gwynne Gazette staff A love of reading is best encouraged early, and Vancouver Island Regional Library is helping children do just that. VIRL is introducing kindergarten kits to help parents, caregivers and teachers of children who will start full-day kindergarten this fall. The kits consist of tote boxes filled with items such as books, felt stories, puppets, puzzles, games, music CDs, DVDs and an information sheet on suggested uses. “Children don’t need to know how to read before they attend kindergarten, but parents and caregivers can help develop the skills kids need to learn to read and the kindergarten kits are a great resource,” said

Jennifer Windecker, manager of Children & Youth Services at VIRL. “Playing with the materials provided in these kits will assist parents, caregivers and educators to help children develop curiosity, imagination and confidence as they begin to prepare for their adventures in learning,” she adds. Content of the kits are selected from the list of 100 best picture books to read in kindergarten, developed by librarians in North America to reinforce what kindergartners already know and what they’ll learn in the year ahead. The kits can be borrowed from all 38 branches of Vancouver Island Regional Library. For more info, contact Janet Delgatty at 1-250752-6121.

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DISTRICT OF PORT HARDY NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the District of Port Hardy and part of Area C (Quatsino, Kwakiutl and Tsulquate Reserves) of School District No. 85 that an election by voting is necessary to elect a Mayor, six Councillors and two School Trustees and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: MAYOR - One (1) to be elected Surname

Usual Names

Jurisdiction of Residence

HELLBERG

Russ

Port Hardy, BC

PARNHAM

Bev

Port Hardy, BC

COUNCILLOR - Six (6) to be elected

PH auxiliary constable honoured for years of service Auxiliary Constable Dan Daly was recognized Oct. 5 for his long service with the RCMP. Daly received his 25-year pin from acting Commander Officer RCMP “E� Division, assistant Commissioner Craig Callens. Daly joined the program in Port Alice in 1984, and continued to serve the community when he and his family moved to Port Hardy. Dan has been serving with Port Hardy ever since. Daly’s local knowledge of the communities has been invaluable to many RCMP members in Port Alice and Port Hardy. Photo courtesy RCMP

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Port Hardy, BC

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Port Hardy, BC

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Port Hardy, BC

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Port Hardy, BC

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Port Hardy, BC

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Port Hardy, BC

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Port Hardy, BC

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Port Hardy, BC

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Port Hardy, BC

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Port Hardy, BC

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Ann

Coal Harbour, BC

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Port Hardy, BC

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Residents of Kwakiutl, Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw and Quatsino Reserves may vote for School Trustee: Kwakiutl FN: Kwakiutl First Nation Band OfďŹ ce, 99 Tsakis Way Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw FN: Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Eke Me-xi School, Tsulquate Reserve Quatsino FN: Quatsino First Nation Band OfďŹ ce, 305 Quattishe Road ADVANCE VOTING will be available to qualiďŹ ed electors of the District of Port Hardy and part of Area C (Quatsino, Kwakiutl and Tsulquate Reserves) of School District No. 85 as follows: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Thursday, November 17, 2011 Friday, November 18, 2011 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Municipal OfďŹ ce 7360 Columbia Street, Port Hardy A SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITY will be available to qualiďŹ ed electors who are patients of the Port Hardy Hospital and residents of Eagle Ridge Manor at the time of voting, as follows:

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Zeballos to get new six million dollar school Aleister Gwynne Gazette staff Due to its unsafe location, Zeballos Elementary Secondary school will soon be relocated to a new site. Although the current building is structurally sound, the school is located in a

potential rock slide area. “Relocating to the new site will ensure students’ safety and maintain the school as a vital part of the Zeballos community,” said B.C.’s minister of education, George Abbott. “The provincial government has allocat-

Yet the new site is judged to be safer than the current one, and community developers are essentially caught “between a rock and a hard place,” said Coburn. Construction is scheduled to begin in Winter 2012 and is expected to open in early 2013.

ed more than $6 million to the development project, and the plan was apparently well received by everyone in town,” said Zeballos town council member Jeff Coburn. However, due to limited property availability the new site will be built on a flood plain, which carries risks of its own.

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LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ. Fall special. 2 nights $239 / 3 nights $299. Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

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DENIED DISABILITY BENEFITS? Attend FREE Disability BeneďŹ ts Seminar on Legal Rights & Compensation. • Date: Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011 7pm. • Place: Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour, PaciďŹ c Ballroom. • Address: 728 Humboldt St, Victoria, BC. 778-588-7046 ofďŹ ce@lawyerswest.ca www.lawyerswest.ca

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GET FREE Vending machines! Retirement Income up to $100,000.00 + per year. Protected Territories, Dealers now being appointed. For Details CALL 1-866-668-6629 or www.tcvend.com

ASK YOURSELF what is your TIMESHARE worth? We will ďŹ nd a buyer/renter for CA$H. NO GIMMICKS- JUST RESULTS! 1-(888)879-7165. www.BuyATimeshare.com

HOME BASED BUSINESS. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com

CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO Risk Program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call Us Now. We Can Help! 1-888-356-5248.

TAX AND Accounting practice wanted to expand our operation with or without the seller’s longer term involvement. Please respond to taxacquire@aol.com or phone 403-971-7425.

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PORT HARDY BAPTIST CHURCH Corner of Trustee & Highland Morning Service 11:00 am Plus regular family activities Office: 250-949-6844 www.porthardybaptistchurch.ca 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 columbac@uniserve.com 11/11

FULL GOSPEL CHURCH 2540 Catala Place Port McNeill (across from Firehall) Sunday 10:30 am - Morning Worship Church Office 250-956-4741 Pastor Stan Rukin Youth Pastor: Steve Taylor Cell: 250-527-0144 Office hours: 10am-4pm Mon-Thurs Visitors always welcome www.ptmcfullgospel.org 11/11

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

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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

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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 www.MyNewChurch.ca or phone Pastor Rick Ivens at 250-230-5555 for more info. Time for a change in your life? Everyone is welcome! 11/11

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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 E-Mail:pastorgeorge@providenceplace.ca 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: gualbert@uniserve.com 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

LIGHTHOUSE RESOURCE CENTRE s#HAPLAIN3ERVICES s"IBLE3TUDIES s3PIRITUAL#OUNSELLING s7EEKLY!!'ROUPS (8635 Granville St. Port Hardy) 250-949-8125 11/11

AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualiďŹ ed- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.

GO TO your next job interview with 2nd Year Heavy Duty Mechanic Skills. GPRC, Fairview Campus. 34 week course. Heavy Equipment CertiďŹ cate. Intense shop experience. Safety training. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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WorkSafeBC, Vancouver Island is offering free educational presentations to discuss and review with employers and workers the challenges of working at heights, and to learn about health and safety best practices. The sessions will provide the participants with a clear understanding of the responsibilities and legal requirements of working at heights on Construction worksites, by touching on applicable sections of the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. We will also look at the process of accurately assessing the hazards and planning the work so that the health and safety of workers is properly addressed. The sessions are planned as follows: Tuesday, November 1st – Port Hardy, sessions are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Quarterdeck Hotel – meeting room 6555 Hardy Bay Road, Port Hardy BC Wednesday, November 2nd – Campbell River, sessions are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Coast Discovery Inn & Marina The Texada Room – 975 Shoppers Row, Campbell River Thursday, November 3rd – Courtenay/Comox, sessions are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Native Sons Hall – Lower level 360 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC Wednesday, November 9th – Powell River, sessions are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Powell River Town Centre Hotel – Malaspina Room 4660 Joyce Avenue, Powell River BC Tuesday, November 15th –Ucluelet, sessions are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Ucluelet Community Centre, 500 Matterson Drive Wednesday, November 16th -Port Alberni, sessions are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Coast Hospitality Inn in Port Alberni, 3835 Redford St, Thursday, November 17th –Nanaimo, sessions are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Coast Bastion Inn, 11 Bastion Street, Nanaimo, BC Tuesday, November 22nd –Duncan, sessions are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Travelodge Duncan, 140 Trans Canada Hwy, Duncan BC Wednesday, November 23rd –Victoria, sessions are 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Comfort Hotel & Conference Centre- Topaz Room 3020 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC Reserve your space at one of these sessions, by responding to diane.heatley@worksafebc.com or by phone at 1-800-663-7382 local 8765 Mark Peebles Regional Prevention Managers – Vancouver Island, WES Division, WorkSafeBC


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LOOKING FOR A powerful career? Great wages? Year round work? Power Engineering program. GPRC Fairview Campus. On-campus boiler lab, affordable residences. Study 4th Class and Part A 3rd Class in only 1 year. 18 8 8 - 9 9 9 - 7 8 8 2 ; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

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MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical ofďŹ ce & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1888-748-4126. ONE DAY Polar Bear Tour Jet nonstop from Edmonton to Churchill on Friday, November 11th. Experience 6 hours on a Polar Bear tundra safari. Call 1-866-460-1415 or www.classiccanadiantours.com SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, beneďŹ ts, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net

WATERCRAFT IN Summer, Snowmobiles in Winter, ATV’s in Between! Become an Outdoor Power Equipment Technician. GPRC’s Fairview College Campus. Apprenticeship opportunity. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

HELP WANTED GUS’S PUB in Port McNeill is looking for 2 full time cooks. Please drop by with resume and see Tasos. Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259 N.I. SPORTSMAN in Port McNeill. Now hiring servers. Please apply in person & ask for Arta or Yannis.

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The Lemare Group is currently seeking a full time ticketed welder for the North Vancouver Island area. Union wages. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email: ofďŹ ce@lemare.ca.

GRANDE PRAIRIE Regional College has an exciting opportunity for a Beekeeping Instructor to teach courses in the recently announced Commercial Beekeeping program located in Fairview, Alberta. This program includes classroom study combined with a handson practicum. For more information visit our website at www.gprc.ab.ca/careers.

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC 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. QualiďŹ cations include: Valid BC Driver’s Licence (minimum Class 3 / air). Proven eet maintenance experience BCTQ in heavy duty or commercial transport mechanics. Motor Vehicle Inspection Ticket. QualiďŹ ed applicants are invited to submit rĂŠsumĂŠs, 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:

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SEEKING ENTHUSIASTIC applicants to work in newly renovated, successful established business. Server, line cook, dishwasher. Assets: experience, bartending, Serving it Right & Foodsafe. Contact Denny: 250-949-8381, Seto’s Wok & Grill, 9040 Granville St. Port Hardy.

Emcon Services Inc., 3190 Royston Road PO Box 1300, Cumberland, BC V0R 1S0 Fax: (250) 336-8892 Email: island@em conservices.ca

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Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Nuchatlaht Tribe of Zeballos, British Columbia, intends to make application to Ministry Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), West Coast Service Centre, for a Licence - Commercial situated on Provincial Crown land located in the vicinity of Espinosa Inlet, British Columbia. The Land File Number that has been established for this application is 1413691. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resource Operations at 142 – 2080 Labieux Rd, Nanaimo, BC, V9T 6J9 or emailed to: AuthorizingAgency.Nanaimo@gov. bc.ca. Comments will be received by MFLNRO until December 1, 2011. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website: http://arfd.gov.bc.ca/ ApplicationPosting/index. jsp for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor.

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School District No. 85 requires the following REGULAR positions: Posting #73: Special Needs Noon Hour Supervisor Eagle View Elem, $20.52 per hour, 5 hours per week while school is in session Posting #74: Special Needs Noon Hour Supervisor North Island Sec, $20.52 per hour, 5 hours per week while school is in session Posting #75: Special Needs Noon Hour Supervisor Sunset Elem, $20.52 per hour, 5 hours per week while school is in session Postings #76: Special Education Worker I Sunset Elem, $23.93 per hour, 10 hours per week while school is in session Postings #77: Special Education Worker I Sunset Elem, $23.93 per hour, 25 hours per week while school is in session Posting #78: Noon Hour Supervisor Cheslakees Elem, $19.16 per hour, 5 hours per week while school is in session Posting #79: Electrician District wide, $28.82 per hour, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year Posting #80: Automotive Service Technician or Heavy Duty Mechanic Tacan, $28.14 per hour, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Further information regarding Position Duties and QualiďŹ cations can be found on our website at: www.sd85.bc.ca under “Career Opportunitiesâ€? 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. Wednesday, November 2, 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

WESTERN FOREST PRODUCTS INC. NOOTKA FOREST OPERATION Western Forest Products Inc is an integrated Canadian forest products company located on Vancouver Island delivering unique, quality products to our customers in a safe, sustainable environment. We are currently seeking fully experienced: Front End Log Loader Operator with dry land sort experience, Grapple Yarder Operator, Hoe Chucker Operator and Grapple Yarder Hooktender. Please forward resumes to: Operations Administrator, PO Box 220, Gold River, BC, V0P 1G0, Fax: 250-283-7222. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Request for Proposals Regional Emergency Coordinator The Regional District of Mount Waddington is inviting proposals for a contract for a Regional Emergency Coordinator to administer the North Island Regional Emergency Program. Responsibilities: sUPDATINGTHE.ORTH)SLAND2EGIONAL%MERGENCY Plan s CHAIRINGTHE.ORTH)SLAND2EGIONAL%MERGENCY Planning Committee s TRAININGPARTICIPANTSARRANGINGFORTRAINING opportunities s ORGANIZINGANDPARTICIPATINGINEMERGENCY preparedness exercises and training opportunities s WRITINGPROPOSALSTOACCESSAPPROPRIATEFUNDING s REPORTINGONACTIVITIESTOTHE2EGIONAL"OARD s LIAISINGWITHPARTNERCOMMUNITIESTOIMPROVE emergency services and response 4HESUCCESSFULPROPONENTWILLPOSSESSEXCELLENT communication skills and be able to effectively LIAISEWITHANDCOORDINATEAPPROPRIATEAGENCIES management staff and volunteers. Previous experience in emergency management and ICS ASWELLASTHE"#%2-3MODELWOULDBEAN advantage. 0ROPOSALSSHOULD ATAMINIMUM MEETTHE requirements set out in the RFP information PACKAGEWHICHISAVAILABLEONTHE2EGIONAL$ISTRICT WEBSITEWWWRDMWBCCAORYOUCANEMAILTHE CONTACTBELOWTOHAVEITEMAILEDTOYOU 9OURPROPOSALMUSTBERECEIVEDBYPM .OVEMBER TO 'REG&LETCHER !DMINISTRATOR Regional District of Mount Waddington 0/"OX -C.EILL2OAD 0ORT-C.EILL "#6.2 0H  s&AX   INFO RDMWBCCA


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

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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. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT

REAL ESTATE BUSINESSES FOR SALE CHEMAINUS MURAL Tour business. Includes all equipment and horses. Storage and horse boarding available to correct buyer. $35,000. Call (250)246-5055.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COURTENAY - For sale or Lease 1.77 Acres - Prime Commercial Across from Costco. Serviced. 778.918.7566

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. PORT HARDY This 2400 sq ft house has been totally revamped, all new wiring, heating, plumbing & all new appliances. Large private yard with good sized deck & patio. Ample room for RV’s, boats - has lots of potential. $252,500. Call 250-230-7540.

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. 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. 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 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

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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 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

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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: info@twoceans.com HADDINGTON COURT APARTMENTS PORT MCNEILL Newly renovated apartments for rent. Clean & quiet building. Free cable. Furnished suites available. Call Ron & Linda 250-956-3365 HARBOUR VIEW Apts., lovely 3 bdrm unit, $675 mo, incls heat & hot water. Call 250286-0110 ask for Roy.

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 www.hardyrealty.ca www.realtor.ca hardyltd@telus.net

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

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

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Sunday Oct 30, 1-3pm Port McNeill Lions Hall. Table $5. cash at P.M. Flower Shoppe. Info, call Lioness Helen at (250)956-3673. Door admission: used postage stamps, used eyeglasses & pennies.

BUILDING SALE... Final clearance. “Rock bottom prices” 25 x 40 x 12 $7350. 30 x 60 x 15 $12,700. 35 x 70 x 16 $15,990. 40 x 80 x 16 $20,990. 47 x 100 x 18 $25,800. 60 x 140 x 20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

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RENTALS

RENTALS

RENTALS

APARTMENT/CONDO

APARTMENTS FURNISHED

SUITES, UPPER

PORT HARDY Large 3 bdrm condo, NP/,N/S, heat & hot water included. W/D in unit. Avail imm. $725/mo. Ref. req. Call 250-949-7085 after 5pm.

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

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.

PORT MCNEILL3 Bdrm townhouse, close to schools & hospital. Nov. 1. 250-956-3440 www.portmcneilltown houses.yolasite.com

PORT HARDY Highland Manor •Bachelor •1 bdrm •1 bdrm furnished References Call Jason 250-949-0192

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 SEA WIND Estates Port Hardy: 2 b/r, 1 bath, newly reno’d condo, F/S, W/D. Bottom oor walk-in access. $600/m Avail Oct 1. Very safe and secure. Call Jeff (250)591-1641 email: calderjeff75@yahoo.ca

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 PaciďŹ c 604-683-8399

TOWNHOUSES PORT HARDY 3 bedrooms for rent. Available immediately. W/D, new paint. Ref. req. Call 250-902-2226, 250-504-0067. PORT HARDY: Central, like new, 2 bdrm, $675. Avail. Immed. (604)418-3626 or email: trojan12@shaw.ca PORT HARDY: Central, like new, in gated comm., 3 bdrm, $800. Avail. Immed. (604)4183626 email trojan12@shaw.ca

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

NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the Regional District of Mount Waddington and School District #85 that an election by voting is necessary to elect one (1) Electoral Area “C� Director, one (1) Eastern Zone School Trustee and one (1) Western Zone School Trustee. ELECTORAL AREA ‘C’ DIRECTOR - One (1) to be elected Surname

Usual Names

Jurisdiction of Residence

DILLON

Diane

Quatsino, BC

HORY

Andrew

Coal Harbour, BC

PRINCE

Norm

Coal Harbour, BC

Rod

Nimpkish Heights, BC

SHERRELL

SCHOOL TRUSTEE EASTERN ZONE - One (1) to be elected Surname

Usual Names

Jurisdiction of Residence

GARRETT

Lawrie

Sointula, BC

SHERRELL

Rod

Nimpkish Heights, BC

SCHOOL TRUSTEE WESTERN ZONE - One (1) to be elected

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

PORT MCNEILL oceanview home for rent. Upper level, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, fenced yard, covered parking, new deck, pet-friendly and ideal for family - $800/month Available Nov. 1, call Andre: 250-2300852 or Joanna 250-999-6011

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.

STORAGE

Surname

Usual Names

Jurisdiction of Residence

DILLON

Diane

Quatsino, BC

SCHMIDT

Danita

Coal Harbour, BC

SCHNURR

Mike

Port Hardy, BC

ELECTORAL AREA ‘A’ DIRECTOR ELECTORAL AREA ‘B’ DIRECTOR ELECTORAL AREA ‘D’ DIRECTOR

HOMES FOR RENT SEAWIND ESTATES Port Hardy, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths $800/mo. Completely renovated townhouse in gated community. N/P, Ref. required. Call 250-949-9723.

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF MOUNT WADDINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #85 COAL HARBOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY COMMISSION

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 www.autocreditfast.ca INSTANT AUTO Credit We can ďŹ nance your auto loan in minutes, you Drive Home Now or we deliver to BC & Alberta www.DriveHomeNow.com 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. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

1993 SIERRA 5th Wheel. 28’, winter special. Needs TLC. 250-949-5114.

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COAL HARBOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY COMMISSION: William Clipperton Myra Connaty Ann Hory David Schmidt VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS

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ADVANCE VOTING will be available to qualiďŹ ed electors as follows: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Regional District of Mount Waddington OfďŹ ce 2044 McNeill Road, Port McNeill, B.C. 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2011 (Electoral Area ‘C’ Director & Western Zone School Trustee) Quatsino Museum, Quatsino, B.C. Noon – 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2011 Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Thursday, November 17, 2011 Friday, November 18, 2011

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Resident electors will also be required to produce 2 pieces of identiďŹ cation (at least one with a signature). Picture identiďŹ cation is not necessary. The identiďŹ cation must prove both residency and identity. Non-resident property electors must produce a non-resident property elector certiďŹ cate and two (2) pieces of identiďŹ cation (one with a signature) to prove identity.

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Regional District of Mount Waddington OfďŹ ce 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 2044 McNeill Road, Port McNeill, B.C. There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet the following requirements: s YEARSOFAGEOROLDER s #ANADIANCITIZEN s RESIDENTOF"#FORATLEASTMONTHSIMMEDIATELYPRECEDINGVOTINGDAY s RESIDENTOF/2REGISTEREDOWNEROFREALPROPERTYINTHE2EGIONAL$ISTRICTOF-OUNT7ADDINGTONFORATLEASTDAYS immediately preceding voting day, s NOTOTHERWISEDISQUALIlEDBYLAWFROMVOTING

Non-resident property elector certiďŹ cates can be obtained from the Chief Election OfďŹ cer or the Deputy Chief Election OfďŹ cer at the Regional District OfďŹ ce in Port McNeill. www.jpmf.ca/trafďŹ csafety

Jan C. Allen Chief Election OfďŹ cer Regional District of Mount Waddington


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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bella Bella company fined by WorkSafeBC

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ATTENTION VOTERS! A Bella Bella company was fined $2500 for failure to comply with WorkSafeBC regulations. The official WSBC report states: Krysztof Machaj failed to comply with WorkSafeBC orders issued as a result of multiple safety violations.

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The employer did not ensure that two divers had current medical certifications before starting diving operations, and he did not keep each diver’s medical certification at the dive site as required. On board the employer’s vessel,

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Auction 25th Annual Rotary Radio

Saturday & Sunday

November 5 & 6 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

On radio at 1240 The Port & Keta Cable Channel 10 & www.theport.ca

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