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THURS., SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 EDITORIAL Page 6

LETTERS Page 7

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SPORTS Page 19

PAGE 13 Port Alice puts the fun in 2011 Fall Fair.

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Ocean spray Humpback whale, KC, breaches near Telegraph Cove, one of about 30 times it did so in less than two hours. See related article on page 8. Jackie Hildering photo

Port Hardy seeks ER solution J.R. Rardon Gazette staff PORT HARDY — A contracted physician should be hired to put an end to rolling emergency room closures that have plagued Port Hardy Hospital, Port Hardy Mayor Bev Parnham said Tuesday during a hastily assembled meeting that drew dozens of government officials, medical professionals, First Nations participants and concerned citizens to the Civic Centre. The ongoing series of emergency room closures at Port Hardy Hospital reached a tipping point last week, prompting the District of Port Hardy to convene the meeting between parties seeking to identify expectations for local emergency services and solutions to solve the problem. Currently, local practitio-

ners cover the emergency room on-call around their regular clinic hours, a model that leads to burnout and turnover. With only three local physicians currently available, it also leads to the 24-hour closures that have become routine in the past five years. “The status quo and the current formula is simply not working here,” said Parnham. “The system of on-call physicians is not used in all B.C. communities, and we need to look at another model.” A number of people took a turn at the microphone to add their concerns and suggestions. Among them was local physician Andre DeWitt, who was asked about the effectiveness of a contracted E.R. physician. “I did that when I worked in Newfoundland,” said

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DeWitt. “It happens in a lot of communities, and it’s a good model. It’s expensive, but it could work in this community.” Allison Cutler, VIHA’s executive director of population and community health, said the meeting brought several strong recommendations, including the use of locum physicians and/or nurse practitioners in the emergency room, and opening a walk-in clinic to take some of the load. But she warned participants that any solution would come at a cost. “(A contracted physician) is possible,” Cutler said. “If you do that, you have to give up something else. There’s just not enough money to provide everything to everybody.” But the crowd drawn to Tuesday’s meeting was

nearly unanimous in its insistence the Port Hardy emergency room remain open 24/7, 365 days a year. Speakers cited the the population and demographic of the region it serves, its proximity to the airport for patients who may need emergency flights, and the impact of limited health service on recruiting and retaining workers and their families in the district. “When we don’t have the emergency care needed in the community, we lose people,” said Parnham. “When we lose people, we lose business. When we lose businesses we lose children, which means we lose schools. It’s just lose, lose, lose.” Representatives from each of Port Hardy’s surrounding First Nations bands spoke of the limited

dies; what if my daughter dies? Then something will get done, but it will be too late for us.” Parnham said the District of Port Hardy will present the conclusions of Tuesday’s meeting to the VIHA Board during its meeting in Port McNeill Tuesday, Sept. 20, and to the minister of health the following week. The VIHA Board will also be available to meet with the public Wednesday, Sept. 21, following a meeting of the Mount Waddington Health Network at the Port McNeill Community Centre. The health network meeting begins at 9:30 a.m., and will be followed by an open meeting with the VIHA board. To attend, please RSVP Reena Preece at 250-902-6071 or reena. preece@viha.ca

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transportation of many of their members, particularly elders who most need medical services. Other citizens shared stories of their own need or that of family members for reliable service in the community. Brenda McCorquodale, whose daughter was born with a medical condition that has resulted in emergency room visits, hospitalization and surgery, requested from VIHA the number of E.R. closures in Port Hardy for the past five years. She found 12 closures in 2007, 102 in 2008, five in 2009, 23 in 2010 and 24 for the first eight months of this year. “We’re in a pattern where the E.R. is closed almost a month every year,” an emotional McCorquodale said. “What will it take to fix this? What if someone

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Foggy sea rescue of two men a success Mike D’Amour Gazette staff Larry Sandberg said he’s no hero, but the two young men he rescued from a sinking boat might disagree. On Sunday afternoon, Sandberg and his wife had just waited out a dense fog before they put their boat in the water to try and hook some fish out front of Cluxewe (Resort). But the fog rolled back in, forcing the couple to beach their boat. That’s when Sandberg, a Port Hardy man who works as the health and safety and first aid guy at Neucel Specialty cellulose, heard a faint, “help” from somewhere out in the fog-shrouded water. Then Sandberg said he heard it again. “It wasn’t panicked, but the voice said: “Help, we’re both in the water.” Sandberg had earlier noted a boat with two young men in it, headed for the vast kelp bed off the shore of the resort. “I could only see out there about 150-ft, but I got a bearing on the sound and headed out,” he recalled. “We were yelling at the men to keep talking so they could be located in the heavy fog,” said witness Randy Ball, also of Port Hardy. “Then they said someone had found them. It was Sandberg who spotted the silhouettes of the men about 100 feet into the kelp bed. Sandberg turned his 12-ft. aluminium boat to the bed, then shut off his motor to paddle the rest of the distance. “I saw the back end of the boat upside down and the motor kind of sticking in the air for maybe 15 seconds before the whole thing went under.” Sandberg said he saw two men, both in their early 20s, were wearing

life jackets. One man, from Sointula, was on the boat, his companion a visiting relative from Toronto — who has a wife and six-month-old baby — was about 12-feet away. “They didn’t seem like they were panicked, and I talked to them calmly to make sure they stayed in the mental zone they were at,” said Sandberg. “I told the guy who was chest high in the water standing on the submerged boat to wait until I transferred my weight to the other side of The wife of one of the rescued men, with the couple’s young baby, waits for the return the boat and you roll in.” of her husband Sunday. That went off without a hitch, and courtesy Randy Ball “that was one relieved kid,” said Sandberg. The other man threw a line to Sandberg who told the men he would attempt to tow their boat to shore. By that time a couple of Zodiacs appeared to help out. After making sure the overturned Find out how to gain boat was secured to a line, the sec“Skills for Success” ond man then rolled into the boat and p program ogram for was safe. youth aged 15 - 30. Sandberg, his wet passengers and Benefits include a 12 week and the towed boat all made it safely paid work experience & a to shore. $500 completion bonus. It was an incredible sight, said witness Ball. Call 250.949.5736 and get started! “Out of the fog came Mr. NIEFS Sandberg’s boat with the two resThe Government of Canada has N ORTH ISLAND EMPLOYMENT cued men aboard, towing the upside contributed funding to this initiative. down boat behind them” he said. “There was no way they could Official guide to Vancouver Island North 2012 have righted the boat.” The men had apparently been casting from the boat for some pinks, VANCOUVER ISLAND NORTH when one of the lines tangled in debris. “Then, in their own words, they That’s the 2012 edition of the North Island’s only said ‘It tipped over like a canoe.’” ccomprehensive tourism guide. For his part, Sandberg said he Published for more than 20 years by the North Island Gazette, P didn’t want to be made out as some tthe popular Vancouver Island North guide is the essential kind of hero. “I’m just glad I was rresource for tourists visiting our region. 75,000 copies p printed. able to help out,” he said. ed!

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REGIONAL DISTRICT OF MOUNT WADDINGTON NOTICE OF TEMPORARY USE PERMIT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to section 921 of the Local Government Act that the Board of the Regional District of Mount Waddington will consider passing a resolution to approve and issue Temporary Use Permit TUP-01-2011 at its meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 to be conducted in the boardroom at the Regional District of Mount Waddington office located at 2044 McNeill Road in the Town of Port McNeill, commencing at 4:00p.m. If approved, Temporary Use Permit TUP-01-2011 would allow, subject to conditions, a portable concrete batching plant to be located and operated for three years on the property described as follows: Legal Description: Parcel Identifier (PID): Assessment Roll Number:

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A copy of proposed Temporary Use Permit TUP-01-2011 and related information may be inspected at the Regional District of Mount Waddington office, 2044 McNeill Road, Port McNeill, B.C., between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. A copy of the information may also be obtained by email. Anyone who believes that approval of Temporary Use Permit TUP-01-2011 will affect their interests is invited to provide their comments to the Regional District. Written submissions can be sent by email, facsimile, mail or hand delivered using the contact information below. All submissions must be received no later than 3:00 pm on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. Jeff Long, Manager of Planning Regional District of Mount Waddington PO Box 729, 2044 McNeill Road, Port McNeill, B.C. V0N 2R0 Telephone: 250-956-3301 Ext. 222 Facsimile: 250-956-3232

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VILLAGE OF PORT ALICE NOTICE OF TAX SALE Pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act (Section #405) public notice is hereby given, that unless the outstanding taxes are sooner paid, the following property in Port Alice will be offered for sale at a public auction. The sale will be held on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Municipal Office Council Chambers at 1061 Marine Drive, Port Alice, BC.

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Seven Hills Golf and Country Club pro, Kevin Black, said he hopes to solve the mystery of the sinking course soon. Gazette file photo

Nine hole a sink hole? Mike D’Amour Gazette staff New Orleans is sinkin’, man — but even worse, it seems a couple of holes at the Seven Hills Golf and Country Club are doing the same thing. Clay Jones, self-described chief grunt of the popular nine-holer just off the road to Port Alice, said holes one and nine are in trouble. “They’re sinking,” he said. “When they built the course back in the 1980s, they used the stumps and wood and whatever was there when they cleared the land was used for fill underneath — hey, it was built by loggers,” he said. “It’s not flat, but golf is not supposed to be fair.” Jones said members aren’t complaining, but “it just has to be fixed.” However, the cost of that could be astronomical. “We don’t have that many members, so we need a sugar daddy or two,” said Jones. The 357-yard Hole 1 and the 491yard ninth hole are on a hill and

“they’re bumpy,” said the course’s golf pro, Kevin Black. “It could be rocks rising … there’s a bunch of different theories, but until we open it up I can’t give you a good answer,” he said. “It’s not unplayable, but they are some potholes, some mogols like on a ski hill — nothing to ruin your day, built we’d like to get it fixed.” Black said he’s waiting on some land-moving equipment to see exactly what’s going on. “We have a couple of volunteers and the equipment to do it, which is just amazing, and we’ll do a sample shortly.” As for 2010 golf season, Black said numbers are down this year. “Just like everywhere else,” he said. “But this is a good time to be small because we’re down on the year what most places are down in a couple of weeks.” Black said he reckons between 10 to 20 per cent fewer golfers were on the course this year than last. “But our 20 per cent is smaller that a lot of others,” he said.

Prospective purchasers of tax sale property are reminded that a tax sale property is subject to taxation under the Property Transfer Tax Act (Sec. 420 [4]) on the fair market value of the property. This tax is to be paid at the end of the redemption period when title is transferred to the purchaser. Gail Lind Property Tax Collector Village of Port Alice

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Remodelled digs bring a tear and smiles J.R. Rardon Gazette staff PORT ALICE — It was easy enough to pick out the happiest person at the grand opening ceremony for this village’s newly remodeled community centre Saturday afternoon. He was the guy wiping the tears from his eyes. After several speeches by local and visiting dignitaries, Port Alice Mayor Gail Neely officially opened the centre by cutting a wide, red ribbon strung across the door. After residents and visitors filed in, former Port Alice Mayor Larry Pepper was asked to unveil the sign above the entrance to the centre’s main hall. He pulled away the dark plastic covering and seemed shocked when it revealed a carved wooden sign that read: Larry Pepper Room “I can’t think of a more fitting way to mark the end of my political career,” said Pepper. “Although I have some experience in coming back, so you never know.” Pepper served as mayor for two separate stints and was credited with fighting to keep the village viable between the years when its mill closed and Neucel Specialty Cellulose bought it and restored jobs. The community centre renovation, nearly two years in the making, gave the aging building a full makeover, including a new roof and flooring and just about everything in between, including several upgrades to bring it to code. Funding for the nearly $2-million project was provided by federal and provincial grants through the Building Canada Fund, a Towns for Tomorrow Grant, and community contributions from capital reserves/surplus and borrowed money. In addition, the New Horizons for Seniors Program contributed a grant which provides computer stations and

facilities for the new Elder College. “There’s new heat, new ventilation, lighting and double-pane windows,” said Neely. “Best of all, it doesn’t smell like mold any more.” The grand opening was held in conjunction with the 2011 Fall Fair, held next door at Port Alice Arena for the first time since 2007. Visitors got their first glimpse of the changes to the community cen-

tre during the drive to the parking lot, where a brand-new welcome sign — featuring a soaring eagle painted by former resident Elena Trevena — was erected. Inside, more local art is on display. One wall of the lobby is dominated by a 10-by-8-foot mural of the old Spry Camp floating logging camp, originally painted by Judy Hilgemann onto a wall of the centre in the 1980s. With

the Gyprock wall slated for removal as part of the renovations, the village had it photographed, the various chips, scratches and screw holes digitally cleaned up, and reprinted on a full-sized sheet of photographic vinyl that was applied to the new wall. On display at the entrance to the Larry Pepper Room was a Community Quilt created by local artisan Dianne Inglis, who

attended the ceremony. Also attending were mayors Bev Parnham of Port Hardy and Gerry Furney of Port McNeill, Patrick Donaghy of the Regional District of Mount Waddington, manager Tony Wong and Jim Herculson of Neucel Specialty Cellulose and Jonathon Flintoft of Western Forest Products. Neely, Parnham, Furney, Wong and Donaghy each made brief speeches.

Former Port Alice Mayor Larry Pepper unveils the sign designating the new Larry Pepper Room during the grand opening of the remodeled Port Alice Community Centre. J.R. Rardon photo

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A hands on demonstration of traditional First Nation cooking with stories, songs and regalia courtesy of the Kwakiutl First Nation. Tasting included! 12pm - 2pm

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Special presentations by Gary Allen ‘The Wolf Man’. Learn about Timber Wolves and their place in the coastal ecosystem. Take a walk with Tundra and Meshach. 1pm - 5pm

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Fly tying and fishing demos Local resource experts and information booths Don’t forget to visit the Salmon Centre! Admission to the Centre is $5 adult, $2 senior/youth, $10 family, under 5 free. All proceeds support salmon conservation on the North Island.

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Shake, rattle and roll — earthquake does no damage A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Vancouver Island and it seems the folks in the Village of Port Alice took the brunt of it. Keir Gervais, director of emergency operations for the village, said it was “a good little” shake. “Everyone here felt it, but there was no major damage and no one was hurt,” he said. “We did a call around to the schools and the mill and other places and everyone was good.” A spokesperson from the B.C. Provincial Emergency Program confirmed the quake struck at 12:41 p.m. Friday. It was initially reported as a 6.7-magnitude tembler before being downgraded to 6.4 later in the afternoon.

Tremors that lasted from 15-20 seconds could be felt by people all over Vancouver Island and parts of the Lower Mainland. Pam Mackenzie had just sat down with her family for lunch in their mobile home in the Port Alice trailer park, not far from where a large mudslide barreled down the mountain in flooding nearly one year ago. “At first I thought a big truck was going by outside, but then everything started moving,” said Mackenzie, who described it as a side-to-side, wave-like action. “There’s been road-building going on, so we’ve had a lot of blasting happening, too. But there was no (warning) siren

or blast, and it shook long enough to think about what it was and what it wasn’t.” There was no threat of a tidal wave as a result of the quake, according to the Provincial Emergency Preparedness office. “The West Coast Alaska Tsunami Warning Centre has advised that no areas of coastal British Columbia are at risk from this event,” a PEP notice noted.

TOWN OF PORT MCNEILL NOTICE OF TAX EXEMPTION FOR THE YEAR 2012 The Council of the Town of Port McNeill is proposing to continue to exempt by bylaw, certain properties from taxation for a one-year term commencing January 1, 2012. The following properties are exempted by the Community Charter, Section 220 (h) (buildings set apart for public worship, and the land on which the building stands): Property Bishop of Victoria United Church of Canada Full Gospel Church Port McNeill Baptist Church Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Port McNeill Jehovah’s Witnesses

Address 430 Chapel Street 155 & 175 Cedar St 2450 Catala Place 2501 Mine Road 2551 Mine Road 2651 Mine Road

Estimated Tax Exemption $ 1,700 $ 3,000 $ 3,500 $ 3,400 $ 3,200 $ 1,800

The following properties are exempted by the Community Charter, Section 224 (2) (a) (land or improvements that are owned or held by a charitable, philanthropic or other not for profit corporations) and (b) (land or improvements that are owned or held by a municipality, regional district or other local authority and used for the purposes of the authority): Property Broughton Curling Club Royal Canadian Legion Guide/Scout Hall Port McNeill Lions Club North Island Community Services Society Broughton Strait Campground

Address 2203 Campbell Way 2631 Mine Road 420 Shelley Crescent 2897 Mine Road 1503 Broughton Blvd 550 Southeast Main Rd

Estimated Tax Exemption $ 13,500 $ 2,500 $ 2,500 $ 1,900 $ 2,000 $ 1,700

Summer traffic was a little slower

Chamber Update submitted by Chamber Manager Cheryl Jorgenson Port McNeill Visitor Centre Summer 2011 Did the summer traffic seem a little slower than last year? As a business person, if you were thinking that, you were right. The Port McNeill Visitor Centre saw a drop in person by person statistics this last July and August over 2010 results. According to statistics taken by the Visitor Centre Staff each day, we saw basically the same amount of groups (or parties) at our counter however these group were representative of less people. For example, one group of 1-3 persons instead of 3-5 persons or more from the previous summer season. Same amount of work (or more!) for less people. Statistics such as Visitor origin, length of stay, number of visitors in the visiting party, interests or special needs are noted during each and every time a person approaches the counter. As a Visitor Centre it is our priority to provide as up to date, accurate and relevant information as we can. To provide that information in such a manner that the Visitor feels welcomed, included, respected and encouraged to stay longer and possibly return. In doing this well, the Port McNeill Visitor Centre, under the direction of the Port McNeill & District Chamber of Commerce, seeks to serve and prosper our community and businesses.

Statistics for Summer Season 2011 Parties: July 2011-2012; July 2010-2036 (-24 Parties over July 2010) Visitors: July 2011-4070; July 2010-4717 (-647 Visitors over July 2010) Parties: August 2011-2658; August 20102524 (+134 Parties over August 2010) Visitors: August 2011-5040; August 20105487 (-447 Visitors over August 2010) Parties: Sept. 2011-567; Sept. 2010-417 (+150 Parties over Sept. 2010) Visitors: Sept. 2011-1165; Sept. 2010-777 (+388 over Sept. 2010) Port McNeill & District Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre: Internet, Faxing & Photocopying For the month of September: Monday- Friday 9:00 am-5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 10:00am – 4:00 pm Submissions to Chamber Update Members can make submissions to the Chamber Update by phone 250-956-3131; faxing 250-956-3132 or email pmccc@ island.net to the Port McNeill & District Chamber of Commerce. Port McNeill & District Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre 1594 Beach Drive, P.O. Box 129 Port McNeill, B.C. V0N2R0 Tel 250-956-3131 Fax 250-956-3132

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GOLF TOURNAMENT ~ Saturday, Sept. 17th, 10am start, Seven Hill Golf Club, Port Hardy 4 person, best ball format ~ $60/person includes 18 holes, dinner, prizes, auction Please pre-register with Cpl Ryan Netzer 250.949.6335 or at ryan.netzer@rcmp-grc.bc.ca

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Rumour mill is a-grindin’ Vana quoque ad veros accessit fama timores is Latin for: Idle rumors were also added to well-founded apprehensions. The Jews have a more simple proverb: What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t witness with your mouth. Both would be well heeded in the North Island after a pair of rumours seemingly came out of nowhere, but took on lives of their own. The first revolved around Friday’s earthquake. Sure, it rattled a few dishes and caused a few dogs to bark, but folks it’s not a sign the “big one” is nigh. The remark was first heard at a local watering hole soon after the noon hour quake hit, then spread with urgent speed all around the North Island. The second rumour was the Port Hardy hospital was shutting its doors, closing them forever. This one really had legs. People were talking about it all over town and all over Facebook, that conduit of social scatology. It’s true, people said. There’s even a secret meeting with civic leaders Tuesday to discuss ways to handle the horrible turn of events. Well, yes, there was a meeting Tuesday that drew government officials, medical professionals, and First Nations participants. But the confab was to discuss ways to stem the number of times the ER closes because of a lack of available medical professionals. To be sure, that’s one heck of a serious matter, especially if one is ill and forced to find medical attention elsewhere. But it’s nowhere near as frightening as the entire hospital putting out the For Rent sign. So, let’s all just take a breath, relax and then we can discuss the paternity suit against Russ Hellberg.

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How can you not like a rescue at sea story? Rescuer Larry Sandberg said he was just helping out. We still think he’s a hero.

Earthquakes happen all the time and they’re not harbingers of “the big one.” That’s scheduled for next month.

Power producers plead their case VICTORIA – B.C.’s private power producers held a news conference here in the capital last week, to plead with the B.C. government not to back down from its target of self-sufficiency in clean energy by 2016. The B.C. Clean Energy Association was supported by University of Victoria climate scientist Andrew Weaver, who wants B.C. to continue to develop its unique clean energy resources. That will reduce BC Hydro’s reliance on the open electricity market, and help to reduce demand for further coal and natural gas generation. Weaver says people still skeptical about climate change should check out the current state of Arctic sea ice. It has retreated drastically again this summer and may reach an even smaller size than it did in 2007, which was the biggest melt since satellite records became available in 1979.

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Another supporter is Judith Sayers, a former chief from NuuChah-Nulth territory on Vancouver Island, who now teaches aboriginal law at the University of Victoria. She talked about how a small hydro power project near Port Alberni allowed her people to learn business, with a light footprint on land recovering from a century of industrial logging. And she said that more than half of the First Nations in

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North American power market changes dramatically. Currently the market is low, due mainly to an abundance of cheap natural gas and government-subsidized wind power in the U.S. Professional environmentalists claim rivers have been destroyed. A new run-of-river cluster around Harrison Lake has energized two remote native villages. If that’s your idea of devastation, you should get out more, and acquaint yourself with the history of logging in particular. And if you’re going to insinuate that this is political corruption, as Horgan does, you need a better case than the flimsy one he has presented so far. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress. ca twitter.com/tomfletcherbc

B.C. now have some interest in a power project. Association president Paul Kariya explained how critics, notably the NDP’s John Horgan, manipulate rate figures to create an impression independent power is overpriced. One out of three proposals never makes it to production. B.C.’s second wind farm, the Dokie project near Chetwynd, went broke, then was taken over and completed by Plutonic Power Corp and General Electric. This year Plutonic merged with Magma Energy Corp., which has geothermal assets in Iceland and Nevada. The merged company, Alterra Power Corp., backed away from the Bute Inlet run-ofriver proposal on the B.C. coast, but its nearby East Toba and Montrose river generators and the Dokie wind farm have performed better than expected. The Bute project won’t go anywhere until the A member of

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LETTERS editor@northislandgazette.com

Cheap energy vision short-sighted Dear editor, A recent review of BC Hydro’s 32 percent rate increase application suggested that BC Hydro could keep hydro rates low by putting off infrastructure renewal projects and importing cheap electricity from outside the province; even though much of that imported power would be coming from dirty coalfired generating plants. In my opinion, such a course of action would be very short sighted and

repeat a costly mistake made by the NDP government of the 1990s. Back then, the NDP government froze BC Hydro rates for purely political reasons and thereby starved BC Hydro from the financial resources needed to keep the province’s aging hydro dams, distribution and transmission systems in top working order. Currently, BC Hydro has more than $14 billion worth of infrastructure upgrade and renewal projects that

"Let's not allow ourselves to fall into the cheap electricity trap the way the NDP did in the 1990s."

have either already been completed, are in progress or under consideration, including the $7.9 billion Site C dam project. These infrastructure renewal projects, along with conservation efforts

and acquiring renewablysourced electricity from independent producers, are key to restoring B.C. to electricity self-sufficiency and allowing our province to regain its status as a net electricity exporter; some-

thing which has always been to the financial advantage of the province. Repeating the NDP’s mistake of the 1990’s and postponing investments in our province’s valuable but rapidly aging clean energy assets, as well as putting off investments in new sources of electricity, just to maintain artificially cheap electricity rates is short sighted and not fair to future generations who will pay the price. Staying the course with a

forward-thinking policy of electricity self-sufficiency will allow us to leave a legacy of clean energy for future generations and affordable hydro rates as they pertain to the future cost of electricity. Let’s not allow ourselves to fall into the cheap electricity trap the way the NDP did in the 1990s. The true cost of such a mistake is inestimable and should not have to be borne by future generations. David Field Burnaby

A green lie is still a lie Dear editor, An old ploy used to this day by many politicians is: repeat a lie often enough and people will accept it as truth. This is what BC Citizens For Green Energy (BCCGE) is attempting by reenforcing the idea that Independent Power Producers (IPP’s) are green and for the good of the people. And now another BCCGE member and Liberal propagandist, Fred Reemeyer, continues that lie and accuses

those attempting to expose the lie as being misguided and ill informed. When created by W.A.C. Bennet, BC Hydro’s mandate was to provide inexpensive gas and electricity to B.C. residents, but in 1988 Bill Vander Zalm’s Socreds ordered the selling off of B.C. Crown corporations now capitalized on by the Liberals. If the next B.C. government is NDP, a priority should be to reopen and nullify those IPP contracts as I think there is more

than a hint of collusion between the BC Liberals and the private sector, then maybe power producing could be put back into the hands of BC Hydro. Does anyone else find it unusual a volunteer organization supports a collection of private companies that will exploit the public and environment for profit? Why does the Liberal rooted BCCGE do this? Gary Huntbatch Abbotsford

What's with ferry costs? Dear editor: Just a note to comment upon your story regarding the BC Ferries. I first visited Prince Rupert two years ago, taking the ferry up to Bella Coola from Port Hardy, and returning from Prince Rupert. I can not believe how expensive the same trip is costing us

this time. I certainly see the cost increase as a serious disincentive to visiting here. The cost is almost $1,000 for the two of us, two meals and our small car. There are not enough people on the planet who can afford this. No small wonder tourism is off. What about people who live

here? There is no question in my mind the BC Ferries should have a special, subsidized pass — maybe not with automobile — to get from point A to point B. Shame on Canada for letting this valuable service degrade to this level. Leslie Stepp, California

Sign of the times A brand-new sign welcomes visitors to the newly remodeled community centre in Port Alice. See related story on page 4. J.R. Rardon photo

Meters are smart; criticism is dumb Dear editor, I find claims of widespread public resistance to digital smart meters more than a little bit suspect. The public embraced digital technology long ago; everything from cell phones to free WiFi to any number of digital devices and services

in their lives. People actively seek out digital devices and gladly stand in line to be the first ones to have the latest thing. Yet according to some, the public is supposedly rising up in spontaneous opposition to digital smart meters in favour of keep-

Letters to the editor

ing ancient mechanical meters that date from the early days of the rotary dial phone. That makes no sense. Where is the logical, or even the remotely believable, basis for claiming there is widespread opposition to digital smart meters?

Practically everything in our lives has become digital, and without opposition. Clearly there is some special interest agenda at work that seeks to keep an inaccurate, cumbersome, labour-intensive technology like mechanical meters

in place rather than allowing the public to enjoy the benefits of a better, more cost-effective way of doing things like digital smart meters. In short, the notion that well-informed people who already make use of, and fully enjoy, the conve-

nience of digital technology in every aspect of their lives would somehow be opposed to digital smart meters, and the accuracy and convenience they offer, simply doesn’t stand up to reason or scrutiny. Mike Taylor Port Moody

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Might as well jump, and jump, and jump ... themselves but they do have whale barnacle studded fins and a whole helluva lot of heft to throw around, so even the mammal-eating type of killer whales very rarely interact with jump?� adult humpbacks. When whales jump it is called “breaching� and My interpretation is that KC was not habituthe answer to why they do it is not a simple one. ated to the killer whale dialect he heard that Why whales do something depends on context; day (I15 and I31 calls) and was making sure there’s not just one trigger for breaching. he made clear: “Do NOT mess with me!� He This is no different than interpreting human was posturing to the killer whales. behaviour. For example, if someone is tapping Marine Detective After his killer whale encounter, he turned their foot, it could indicate irritation, having an with Jackie around and came upon another humpback itch, impatience or hearing a good tune. Hildering whale and again started breaching and making The breaching of whales can be related to very forceful exhalations called “trumpeting�. socializing, feeding, mating, communication Was this communication to the other whale about the presand/or defense. Of course, when whale calves breach, it‘s often related ence of the killer whales? Was it related to a dominance to play behaviour which leads to good brain development display that may have to do with mating? I may never know for sure but it is very interesting that KC’s incredand coordination. Ultimately, I believe the high energy behaviour of ible bout of breaching seemed to lead to other humpbacks breaching must somehow lead to a gain in food and/or breaching as well. And then there was the mind-blowing, highly witnessed increased success in passing on DNA. Let me share two very specific and recent cases of breaching of the 27 year-old killer whale “Siwash� (a.k.a. breaching with you; one of which was witnessed by many T10B ) in front of Alert Bay. Siwash was travelling with a group of 20-plus other residents of Alert Bay. While out in our area with Orcella Expeditions the week mammal-eating killer whales. As mammal-eaters, this of Aug. 29, we saw an adult humpback whale breach some type of killer whale has to be stealthy and unpredictable 30 times and also witnessed a mature male mammal-eating and therefore they’re most often far less vocal and surface killer whale — a transient, or Biggs, killer whale — breach active than the fish-eating killer whales. This certainly wasn’t the case as they bounded past Alert within 30-meters of Alert Bay’s shoreline. I have never Bay the evening of Aug. 31. They were swimming on their seen anything quite like these two awe-inspiring events. The humpback that breached so often was “KC� backs; fin slapping and travelling right past the shore; calves were cat-and-mousing small diving birds, whacking (BCY0291) who was born in 2002. Initially, I believe the breaching was triggered by the them around and there were even male sex organs to be presence of highly vocal fish-eating killer whales —resi- seen at the surface! What was going on? Let me state the obvious — they dents. Humpbacks do not have teeth with which to defend were socializing. Their bellies must have been full enough hen serving as a marine naturalist, one of the questions I am most often asked about whales is: “Why do they

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to allow them to throw stealth to the wind. These particular whales would most often not travel together so the socializing might even be related to mating. But ultimately in trying to understand the behaviour of these sentient beings, we have to have the humility to accept we may only ever have hypotheses for why they do what they do. It is the stuff of awe and wonder that the mighty Max’inux were so visible to the very people who have such a strong cultural connection to them, as they swam by Alert Bay — Home of the Killer Whale. Jackie Hildering is a biologist, avid scuba diver, and marine educator who lives in Port McNeill, www.themarinedetective.ca.

Invitation to the next

Mt. Wa Waddington a Health Network Meeting Port McNeill Community Hall 1473 Broughton Blvd

NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is given to the electors of the District of Port Hardy that nominations for the offices of: Mayor - one to be elected Councillor - six to be elected School Trustee - two to be elected will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows: At 7360 Columbia Street Port Hardy, BC

Mammal-eating killer whales pass Alert Bay, indeed the Home of the Killer Whale. Jackie Hildering photo

September 21st - 9:00 to 3:30 Join the Conversation on

Housing and Homelessness

9:00 am October 4, 2011 to 4:00 pm October 14, 2011 Monday through Friday

Excluding statutory holidays and weekends Nomination documents are available at the District of Port Hardy Municipal Office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays and online at www.porthardy.ca.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: s #ANADIANCITIZEN s YEARSOFAGEOROLDER s RESIDENTOF"RITISH#OLUMBIAFORATLEASTMONTHSIMMEDIATELYBEFORE THEDAYNOMINATIONPAPERSARElLED s APERSONORTHECOMMANDEROFANARMEDFORCESUNITWHOHASBEEN granted freedom of the municipality, if that person is a Canadian CITIZENAND s NOTDISQUALIlEDBYTHE,OCAL'OVERNMENT!CTORANYOTHERENACTMENT from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office.

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Morning: KEYNOTE ADDRESS: What are the Elements needed for a Regional Housing Strategy Given by John Horn, Housing specialist for the City of Nanaimo WORLD CAFÉ DISCUSSION: Why is Social Housing needed and what type? What housing work has already been done? Who do you think should be a part of the Planning? What other important Questions should be asked? Lunch Provided by VIHA Afternoon: Open meeting with the Vancouver Island Health Authority Board of Directors

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The Ministry of Children and Family Development is providing $1.4 million this year to fuel B.C.’s Youth Education Assistance Fund, a program that supports postsecondary education and training for youth between the ages of 19 and 24 who are no longer in permanent care.

This year, eligible students can receive bursary awards of $5,500 for tuition, books, fees or living expenses at designated post-secondary and vocational institutions. Mary McNeil, minister of Children and Family Development said it’s government’s responsibility to

make sure children in care have a chance to pursue their goals and dreams. “When they become adults and transition out of our care, we want to continue to help set them up for success (and) programs like YEAF

mining. The Settlers’ Cabin is the only exhibit that has been updated recently; the others all need to be expanded and renovated. Although we’ve been collecting artifacts for it, we don’t even have a permanent fishing exhibit! Someone recently gave us a large collection of corals, which need display space. I know there are artifacts out there that would improve our mining exhibit and the list of the museum’s needs goes on and on. Money raised from previous fundraisers will pay for construction of the new fossil case. Now we need to raise money for others. Tickets for the Oct. 1 event — that includes a buffet dinner at Malones, free door prizes and chances to make donations for various rewards — are available at the museum until Sept. 27, 2011.

VILLAGE OF PORT ALICE 2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS

NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is given to the electors of the Village of Port Alice, that nominations for the ofďŹ ces of: Mayor: Councillor: School Trustee:

one (1) to be elected four (4) to be elected one (1) to be elected

for a 3-year term (December 2011, to December 2014), will be received by the Chief Election OfďŹ cer or a designated person, as follows: Village of Port Alice Municipal OfďŹ ce located at 1061 Marine Drive, Port Alice, B.C.

9:00 am October 4th, 2011 to 4:00 pm October 14th, 2011

Excluding Statutory holidays and weekends

Nomination documents are available at the Port Alice Municipal OfďŹ ce during regular business hours, Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualiďŹ ed to be nominated, elected, and to hold ofďŹ ce as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are ďŹ led; and • not disqualiďŹ ed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding ofďŹ ce. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: Gail Lind, Chief Election OfďŹ cer (250) 284-3391 Edie Watson, Deputy Chief Election OfďŹ cer (250) 284-3391 Chief Election OfďŹ cer

ary program that is at least 12 weeks long and leads to a diploma, certificate or degree. • Students must be studying full time, or with a reduced course load for students with a permanent disability.

Town of Port McNeill 2011 Notice of Tax Sale

Dinner and heritage Jane Hutton Special to the Gazette It’s a chance to chow down, hear an interesting talk while at the same time helping to secure the history of the North Island. After a several-year gap, the Port Hardy Heritage Society brought back its dinner speaker series in 2007. This year’s speaker is Mickey Flanagan who will show slides and talk about the history of Keltic Seafoods. Tickets include a buffet dinner at Malones, free door prizes and chances to make donations for various rewards. The Port Hardy Museum cares for thousands of artifacts that relate to the history of our area. They are divided into five permanent exhibits: logging, European settlement, natural history (including fossils,) First Nations, and

help them get ahead and build brighter futures for themselves.� Quick Facts: • Bursaries are available to B.C. youth formerly in permanent care who are enrolled in a post-second-

Pursuant to the provision Sec. 254 of the Community Charter and Part 11 Sec. 403 of the Local Government Act, public is hereby given notice that unless the taxes owing are paid, the following properties in Port McNeill will be sold by Public Tax Sale to be held on Monday, September 26, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chambers of the Town Office, 1775 Grenville Place, Port McNeill, BC.

Street Address

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2415 Chelohsin

Lot 33, Bl 27, Pl 27425

881.066

$1,804.57

1871 Jensen

Lot 9, Pl VIP78046

894.038

$1,106.55

Pursuant to Section 420 of the Local Government Act, prospective purchasers of tax sale property are reminded that a tax sale property is subject to taxation under the PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX ACT on the fair market value of the property (to be paid at the end of the redemption period when title is transferred to purchaser). F. Albert Sweet Collector

REGIONAL DISTRICT OF MOUNT WADDINGTON COAL HARBOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY COMMISSION AND SCHOOL DISTRICT #85 EASTERN AND WESTERN ZONES 2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS

NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is given to the electors of the Regional District of Mount Waddington that nominations for the ofďŹ ces of: One (1) Regional Director – Electoral Area “Aâ€? – including Malcolm Island, Simoom Sound, Echo Bay, Wakeman Sound, the unincorporated area of Cormorant Island (Namgis FN) and the Mainland including Kingcome, New Vancouver, and Gilford Village One (1) Regional Director – Electoral Area “Bâ€? – including Holberg, San Josef, Winter Harbour, Mahatta River and Cleogh Creek One (1) Regional Director – Electoral Area “Câ€? – including Quatsino, Coal Harbour, Victoria Lake, Hyde Creek, Nimpkish Heights and the unincorporated area surrounding Port Hardy (Fort Rupert Reserve, Quatsino Reserve and Tsulquate Reserve) One (1) Regional Director – Electoral Area “Dâ€? including Springhill Road, Telegraph Cove, Kokish, Nimpkish Camp and Woss Four (4) Commissioners – Coal Harbour Local Community Commission, Coal Harbour One (1) School Trustee – Eastern Zone including Malcolm Island, Simoom Sound, Echo Bay, Wakeman Sound, and the Mainland including Kingcome, New Vancouver, and Gilford Village One (1) School Trustee – Western Zone – including Coal Harbour, Quatsino, Winter Harbour, Holberg, San Josef, Cleogh Creek and Mahatta River for a three (3) year term, will be received by the Chief Election OfďŹ cer or a designated person, at the following location: Regional District of Mount Waddington OfďŹ ce 2044 McNeill Road Port McNeill, British Columbia 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 4, 2011 to Friday, October 14, 2011 Excluding statutory holidays and weekends Nomination documents are available at the Regional District of Mount Waddington OfďŹ ce QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualiďŹ ed to be nominated, elected, and hold ofďŹ ce as a member of Local Government and School District if they meet the following criteria: }Canadian Citizen; }18 years of age or older; }resident of British Columbia for at least six (6) months immediately before the day nomination papers are ďŹ led; and }not disqualiďŹ ed by the Local Government Act or School Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated from, being elected to, or holding ofďŹ ce. FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE ABOVE MAY BE OBTAINED BY CONTACTING: Jan Allen C.E.O. or Shana Shambrook Deputy C.E.O. at (250) 956-3301


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September 16 Gate House Theatre presents Fast Five, 7 p.m. All tickets $5. Info, www.gatehouseca.org

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. • Free Women's Yoga at Family Place PH. Thursdays @ 2:30-4:30. Please bring a mat/towel and wear comfortable clothing. • Every other Tuesday: Footcare clinic at Hardy Bay Seniors 9-5pm. FMI 250-949-7252. • September 19: FILOMI Days Meeting 7pm Eagle View School. All welcome.

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September 17 North Island Cops for Cancer benefit tourney, 10 a.m., Seven Hills Golf and Country Club. $60 per person, 18 holes, 4-person best-ball format, followed by dinner, prizes, silent auction to benefit Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. Info, Cpl. Ryan Netzer 250949-6335 or ryan.netzer@rcmp-grc.gc.ca September 17 An art show by the North Island Artists Society. Come sample some Vancouver Island food and wine 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Port McNeill Lions Hall, 2897 Mine Rd. Call 250-956-4296 for more info. September 17 Gate House Theatre Saturday matinee showing of Monte Carlo, 2:30 p.m. All tickets $5. Info, www. gatehouseca.org September 17 Third annual Mount Waddington Highland Dance Association competition at NISS gym, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New choreography section added for first time this year. We have also attracted a few champions to the North Island this year as we have really raised the bar in what we offer to out of town competitors. September 18 Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Port Hardy Secondary School. www.terryfox.org

September 19 Filomi Days meeting, 7 p.m. at Eagleview Elementary School, Port Hardy. Everyone welcome to take part and pre-plan a great 2012 event. Info, Debbie at 250-949-6888. September 19 Awana Kids Club begins in Port McNeill with registration and fun night at Port McNeill Baptist Church. Free program runs each Monday; ages 4-6 from 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m., ages 7-12 from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Info, Susan at 250-902-1040. September 20 Gate House Theatre presents Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, 7 p.m., as part of Classic Movie Tuesday’s Sidney Poitier month. All tickets $5. Info, www.gatehouseca.org September 23 Harvest Food Bank appreciation barbecue, 11 a.m.1 p.m. at Food Bank parking lot. Free hot dogs, chips, drinks, face-paining and activities for kids. Thank you to the community for all its contributions throughout the year. September 23 Gate House Theatre presents Super 8, 7 p.m. All tickets $5. Info, www.gatehouseca.org

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September 24 Gate House Theatre Saturday matinee showing of Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, 2:30 p.m. All tickets $5. Info, www.gatehouseca.org September 25 North Vancouver Island Artist Society meeting and life drawing session, 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Info, Lyn Barton, 250-949-7763 or l_barton@telus.net September 27 Gate House Theatre presents Sneakers, 7 p.m., as part of Classic Movie Tuesday’s Sidney Poitier month. All tickets $5. Info, www.gatehouseca.org September 30 Gate House Theatre presents Transformers - Dark of the Moon, 7 p.m. All tickets $5. Info, www.gatehouseca.org October 1 Port Hardy Heritage Society Annual Dinner Speaker Fundraiser at Malones Oceanside Bistro. 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. Mickey Flanagan presents The Keltic Story. Advance sales only; tickets $35 at museum until September 27. October 2 Dinner and pre-release movie at Port Hardy Baptist Church. Showings at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. $4 per person. FMI, www.porthardybaptistchurch.ca

October 5 Town Meeting 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Civic Centre concerning emergency response and planning for individuals. members of the Red Cross, emergency social services, city services, the fire department, RCMP and ambulance service will be in attendance to answer questions. October 29 Halloween Howl, 7 p.m.-11 p.m. at Port Alice Community Centre. Dance and games, costume and carved pumpkin contests, concession. $5 per goblin or $15 per goblin family. Info, PACC 250284-3912. 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 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 20 Port Alice Christmas Creations Craft Fair at the community centre, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Hand-made trea-

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North Island Life

Fair full of fun

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Clockwise from top: Indiana Flesher of Port Hardy guides mom Devyn through the herb display; Jayden Disney and Garret Ager enjoy kettle corn and balloons; Tim Schumacher offers Brian Hicks a sample of maple butter; magician Kevin Ogren pulls a rabbit from a hat for Saidah Clark.

Gazette staff PORT ALICE — Local artist Elizabeth Greskovits claimed the Grand Entry trophy for her needlepoint creation Sunday, highlighting the awards ceremony that brought to a close the two-day Mount Waddington Fall Fair at the local arena. The fair featured food, entertainment, door prizes, displays of gardening, sewing, art and photography, and numerous booths from both businesses and public civic organizations. The Grand Aggregate trophies for top combined point totals for all entries went to Brenda Fleeton of Port Hardy for adults, to Jodi Korhonen of Port Hardy for teens, and to Taryn

Walker of Port McNeill in the children’s class. Other top trophy winners included: Best Gardener: Jim and Nancy Onion, Hyde Creek Best of Kitchen: Brenda Fleeton, Port Hardy Best Photographer (photo): Carol Prescott, Port Alice Best Photography (collection): tie, Carol Prescott, Port Alice, and Brenda Fleeton, Port Hardy Perpetual Palette (art): Dan Nordin, Port McNeill Best Crafter (adult): Loretta McNeil, Port McNeill Best Crafter (teen): Jodi Korhonen, Port Hardy Best Crafter (child): Madison Van Will, Port McNeill Community Involvement: Port Alice School Participation: Sea View Elementary, Port Alice Best Booth: Ministry of Forests/Western Forest Products

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Mike D’Amour Gazette staff Community Futures Mount Waddington is hosting a barbecue in a fashion as North Island as it gets. “We used to do open houses, but nobody came,� said David Mitchell. “So, we started last year with the notion of a sockeye salmon burger fundraiser and thought that will get people coming to donate money, get a burger and meet people and it went really well,� he said, noting all the money collected went to the North Island Gazette’s Christmas Hamper Fund. “We think the Hamper Fund is a great

way to go and I think we donated $500 or $600 last year,� Mitchell said. “We have twice the amount of salmon as last year, when we served 70 plates, and we’re hoping to serve 150 this year and, really, I don’t know why I’m so excited about it,� Mitchell laughed, “because I’m the guy who has to stand at the barbecue.� Community Futures is a federally funded organization meant to assist rural communities in the development of strategies in a changing economy. “We operate as independent, non-profit organizations, in partnership with Western Economic Diversification Canada,� said

Mitchell. “And the open house is an opportunity for the public to see what we do — to meet the staff, to meet the board — we’re constantly trying to raise our profile within the community.� For example, Mitchell said few people know Community Futures is a small business-lending program. “They don’t know we’re a community economic development organization and that we have a self-employment and all the rest of it,� he said. “Some say, ‘Oh, you’re the ones who give all the money away.’ “Well, we don’t. We actually have a

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Donation to make a difference for worried families of sick kids Before Abigail McCorquodale was born, doctors knew she had a severe medical condition called esophageal atresia. The Port Hardy girl would need immediate medical treatment and a number of surgeries to correct the birth defect which resulted in her missing a three-inch section of her esophagus. Abigail spent the first 100 days of her life in the neonatal intensive care unit at Victoria General Hospital, and during the last six years she’s returned for numerous surgeries — more than 30 — all of which were performed at VGH. Her mom, Brenda, stayed at the hospital with her throughout this ordeal, while her dad and two older sisters commuted back and forth from Port Hardy. The McCorquodale family found there was no accommodations near the hospital, and met many families from the North Island who were forced to stay in hotels and incur numerous expenses, such as eating in restaurants and the hospital cafeteria while they dealt with a family member requiring medical treatment. “We had to spend most of the first year of Abigail’s life at VGH,” said Brenda. “There were just no support services at all for families in the hospital.” When Jeneece Edroff, known to many as the Penny Girl after she collected $1.5 million in pennies for the variety Club, was starting her new project, Jeneece Place, the McCorquodale family was in a position to speak to the need for such a facility. As well, Abigail was asked to present a cheque for $4000 from the Rotary Club of Port Hardy toward Jeneece Place. Jeneece — who has almost reached her goal of raising $5 million to support the construction and first 10 years of operating costs for Jeneece Place — gave Abigail a friendship bracelet she made. “This facility is going to be a great asset to North Island families and women with high risk pregnancies who need to spend time in Victoria,” said Brenda. “We can’t wait for the grand opening this spring!”

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arlier this summer during places I enjoy. This recreation area is so close the inclement weather, instead of braving the to Port McNeill, it’s practically on elements as much as I usually their doorstep. The spot is just 14 kms. from do, I resorted to some of my old the Island sketches and worked from Highway on a those in a warm and cozy very well travstudio. eled gravel road One of these was from which begins to Clint Beek Recreation Area open up a whole on Keogh Lake three sumseries of wondermers ago. ful lakes, such The result was an acrylic as O’Connor — on canvas painting that I another recreation was pleased with. A Brush with area — Three I knew I wanted to write Henschel Isle, Maynard and about this painting and the Benson. very special recreation area with Gordon All of these are that had inspired it, but I Henschel well marked with had not painted there since good signage. three years ago. The Clint Beek area road takes Last week, on a beautiful Saturday, I made the trip, mind- off to the left of the logging main ful that I should pay attention to that leads to these other lakes but distances traveled for this article; is well marked. It lies within one end of Keogh after all I love to give my readers some idea of how to get to the Lake and has a number of devel-

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oped campsites as well as a swimming area with a beach and dock. Within twenty minutes from my home I was at the site, among dozens of RVs and tents, a reminder that this was a Saturday. There were squealing kids everywhere, running, jumping and swimming while watchful moms kept an eye out. I made my way to where I had done the sketch three years ago and found, to my delight, that nothing had changed. Every tree and log was in the very same place. Now, that’s what I call progress; when you can leave nature alone to do what it does best. We are often too quick to develop it. Clint Beek Recreation Area remains reasonably serene and placid. Children’s laughter hasn’t disturbed a thing!

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Climate Change and Forests — how to prepare? Trees like Douglas-fir may start playing will be post-logging, knowing climate the hot-weather shutdowns of forest operaAndrew Ashford tions, and managers responsible for fibre a larger role in our forests as summers change is a reality. Special to the Gazette Regulations that control tree seed use flow may have to consider another element Everyone knows our forests are influ- become hotter and longer. High elevation trees like mountain hem- may have to be updated to allow forest to their annual work plan. enced by the environment — especially There is no doubt that climate change lock may find increased competition from managers to replant with non-local species temperature and rainfall. And while there are some swirling amabilis fir and western hemlock and may and tree varieties we feel will do the best in will influence how our forests are managed in the future and diligent forest managers the predicted climate range of the future. debates around the cause, there’s no doubt move further upslope if space allows. Hotter, drier, and longer summers mean should be considering that change today Trees that aren’t well suited to changour world is experiencing a period of cliand work to ensure we continue to have a ing environmental conditions will become increased risk of forest fire. matic change. This may mean that forest managers robust and healthy forest for future generaNobody can say for certain exactly what stressed, and will begin to grow poorly in need to consider fuel management issues tions to enjoy. the environmental conditions of our region these sub-optimal conditions. Andrew Ashford is a registered profesThis will make them more susceptible to and may influence work scheduling as will be in 2050, but most scientists say it’s hot-weather shutdowns become more fre- sional forester who is the district manlikely Northern Vancouver Island will be insect pests and disease. ager of the North Island-Central Coast Forest health surveys and treatment may quent. warmer in the summer and wetter in the Fire-guarding of communities, like that Resource District and will be a guest become important as we transition to new winter than it is today. which occurred in Woss in 2010, could panellist for the Sept. 15 Healthy Forests, We do know for certain this climate environmental conditions. Diligent forest managers are already con- become far more routine on the North Healthy Communities dialogue session in change will influence our forests and many people are wondering what can we expect, sidering what the optimal species to plant Island. Increased fire risk often leads to Port McNeill. and what should we be doing to prepare? Village of TOWN OF PORT MCNEILL VILLAGE OF ZEBALLOS & SCHOOL DISTRICT #84 Warmer temperaVANCOUVER ISLAND WEST 2011 GENERAL tures will influence 2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS where different tree LOCAL ELECTIONS species can grow, and NOTICE OF NOMINATION ZEBALLOS the geographic range of local trees will likely NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is hereby given to the electors of the Village of change. Public Notice is given to the electors of the Town of Port McNeill Zeballos that nominations for the offices of: that nominations for the of¿ces of: Certain messages Mayor , Village of Zeballos – One (1) MAYOR ONE (1) need to be repeated Councillors, Village of Zeballos – Four (4) several times. COUNCILLOR FOUR (4) School Trustee, School District #84 – One (1)

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on deck Tell us about items of interest to the sports community. Through September 18 Hockey North Island Eagles rep tryouts at Chilton Regional Arena. Time schedule appears on Page 15. Info, Tanya, 250-956-4836. September 16-18 Softball Port Hardy Slopitch Indian Summer Tournament at Beaver Harbour Park. Orthodox format men’s tourney; women’s slopitch division. Info, David at 250-9497221. September 17 Golf North Island Cops for Cancer benefit tourney, 10 a.m., Seven Hills Golf and Country Club. $60 per person, 18 holes, 4-person bestball format, followed by dinner, prizes, silent auction to benefit Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock. Spots are limited and going fast. To register or for more info, contact Cpl. Ryan Netzer at 250-9496335 or ryan.netzer@rcmpgrc.gc.ca Highland dancing Third annual Mount Waddington Highland Competition, 9 a.m.3 p.m., North Island Secondary School gym. New choreography division included this year. Competitors from throughout Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland. September 18 Motor sports Tri-Port Motor Sports Club stock car racing at Tri-Port Speedway, 1 p.m. Concession, children’s play area, door prizes. Tickets $5 adults, $3 youth, $2 children. Info, Theresa, 250-949-7273. October 2 Motor sports Tri-Port Motor Sports Club stock car racing at Tri-Port Speedway, 1 p.m. Season finale, includes presentation of track championship trophy.

Fraser prevails in playoff J.R. Rardon Gazette staff SEVEN HILLS — The low-gross title in last weeend’s annual Seven Hills Men’s Open golf tournament came down to the final shot. And then a few more. Jordan Fraser, the former manager at Seven Hills Golf and Country Club, dropped a birdie putt on the first playoff hole Sunday to edge Shaun Zealand of Victoria after the two golfers finished with 36-hole totals of 150. “He made his putt, and I didn’t,” Zealand said with a shrug. “He made a nice birdie; you gotta give him credit.” The win gave Fraser his second Men’s Open championship, and he and Zealand were followed by another pair of former champs. Paul Butcher finished third with 153 and last year’s winner, Chris Kalnay, was fourth at 158. “Not this year,” said Kalnay, who was doomed by a 12-overpar 83 on Saturday but who acquitted himself with a 75 over Sunday’s final 18 holes. The low-net title went to Kenn Oliver, whose handicapped score of 131 was four strokes better than runner-up Duane LaDouceur and eight strokes ahead of third-place Rob Jones. The pro crown went to Kevin Black, the first-year Seven Hills manager and club pro, who carded an eightunder-par 136. Black’s

Paul Oliver of Surrey blasts from a sand trap beside the ninth green Sunday during the final round of the Seven Hills Golf and Country Club Men's Open championship. Below, Brad Zealand of Port Hardy chips up on J.R. Rardon photos hole number five. Fraser had the best weekend was remarkably consistent as he round of the weekend shot a four-under 68 among amateurs with each day to easily out- his 72 on Saturday, distance Doug Petrie which gave him a (149) and Ryan Sykes one-stroke edge over Zealand going into (171). The tournament, the final round. Both which drew 59 golfers, players slipped a bit on was played in sunny, Sunday, with Zealand warm conditions after shooting 77 and Fraser morning fog burned off 78 to force the playoff. The two played in each day. “It was a wonderful separate groups, leavweekend,” said Black. ing the result a mystery “Great weather, the until scorecards were course was in great tallied in the clubhouse shape, great food. following the round. Full results appear in People seemed to have Scoreboard, page 21. a good time.”

Return of the Dragons Port Hardy's Namaxsala crew duels Prevailing Wins of Courtenay during a heat race Saturday in the second annual Triport Dragon Boat Regatta in Hardy Bay. More coverage, page 20. Paul Weed photo


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Visitors victors in regatta's return Gazette staff PORT HARDY — The second annual Triport Dragon Boat Society Regatta was part competition, part fund-raiser and part party, with two visiting teams joining local paddlers for the daylong event Saturday at Rotary Park. On the water, Prevailing Wins of Courtenay took the A final, avenging an earlier loss to Port Hardy’s Namaxsala crew. Prevailing Wins covered the 200-metre, straight-line course in 1 minute, 30.22 seconds with Namaxsala following in 1:31.25. Earlier Namaxsala finished an unbeaten round-robin heat session by edging Prevailing Wins 1:30.59 to 1:31.12. It was a fitting final matchup, as Namaxsala hosted the Courtenay squad for the weekend. “They provided us with a tent and chairs and even brought us food,” said Karen Petersen, the Prevailing

Wins drummer. “They were fantastic. For them to have done the work they did, you couldn’t ask for more.” In response, the Prevailing Wins captain promised during the awards ceremony to reciprocate the hospitality to the Namaxsala paddlers at next season’s Comox Nautical Days event. Namaxsala achieved a measure of revenge by winning the Tiller’s Challenge, a 700-metre, oval-course race, in 4:05.81. In the B final, the closest of the day, the Warriors of Port Hardy/ Port McNeill shaded Sointula’s Lucky Kharma 1:37.91 to 1:38.03. In the C final, River Spirit of Campbell River beat its previous best heat time by nearly eight seconds to top the Dragon Slayers 1:34.82 to 1:39.69. The day included kids games, a concession, music and other entertainment, and a beer garden. Before the

awards were handed out, Triport Dragon Boat Society auctioned off 10 paddles, each hand-painted by local professional and amateur artists. The auction raised $1,315 to benefit local youth in sports and the battered women’s shelter, including a $400 bid by Port McNeill’s Kathy Nelson for a paddle painted by Port Hardy teen Kimberly Kufaas. “It’s a piece of art,” said Nelson, admiring a design in which Kufaas combined oriental and B.C. Aboriginal styling to depict a dragon with a long tail that extended the length of the paddle’s handle. “And it goes for a good cause.” Other artists who contributed paddles included Mattae Bruner, Curtis Casson, Chabani Matilpi, Jacquelyn Biggs, Lucy Gray, Jan Rosgen, Lynda Biggs, Denise Peterson and Tim Alfred. Regatta results appear in Scoreboard, next page.

Free hockey clinic set Gazette staff Their on-ice rivalry yet to resume for the 2011-12 season, North Vancouver Island’s minor hockey associations will team this month with Progressive Goaltending of Victoria for a player and goalie development clinic free to registered members of all associations. The Triport Minor Hockey Association 2011 Fall Clinics feature

staff from Progressive Goaltending, which earlier this year ran the Clayton Stoner Hockey School that brought local pro skaters Clayton Stoner and Benn Olsen back home to skate with the next generation of players. It is open at no cost to players, from the peanut to midget levels, registered with the Port Alice, Port Hardy, Port McNeill and North

Island Eagles hockey programs. Sessions are scheduled for Sept. 24 and 25 at both Chilton Regional Arena in Port McNeill and at Don Cruickshank Memorial Arena in Port Hardy. To sign up, players can check with their coaches or call Graham Richards in Port Hardy at 250-949-9588 or Scott Mitchell in Port McNeill at 250-9563182.

Tiller Norm Flower and his Prevailing Wins mates power toward the finish line during a heat race in the 2nd Annual Triport Dragon Boat Society Regatta in Hardy Bay. At left, Cora Nelson holds aloft one of 10 hand-painted paddles auctioned for charity during the awards ceremony in Rotary Park. Photos by Paul Weed (above) and J.R. Rardon

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GOLF 2011 Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Open Golf Tournament 7 Hills Golf and Country Club Sept. 10-11 Low gross 1. Jordan Fraser 72-78â&#x20AC;&#x201D;150*; 2. Shaun Zealand 73-77â&#x20AC;&#x201D;150; 3. Paul Butcher 80-73â&#x20AC;&#x201D;153; 4. Chris Kalnay 83-75â&#x20AC;&#x201D;158; 5. Duane LaDouceur 82-77â&#x20AC;&#x201D;159; 6. Jeff Bood 81-78â&#x20AC;&#x201D;159; 7. Rob Jones 83-78â&#x20AC;&#x201D;161; 8. Brad Zealand 8478â&#x20AC;&#x201D;162; 9. Jim Rhodes 81-82â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 163; 10. Clint Fiske 83-80â&#x20AC;&#x201D;163; 11. Dale Dorward 82-84â&#x20AC;&#x201D;166; 12. Ken Nelson 83-84â&#x20AC;&#x201D;167; 13. Don Hilchey 83-84â&#x20AC;&#x201D;167; 14. Mark Smith 88-80â&#x20AC;&#x201D;168; 15. Dave Stewart 91-79â&#x20AC;&#x201D;170; 16. Bill Wheeldon 84-86â&#x20AC;&#x201D;170; 17. Mike Leblanc 87-84â&#x20AC;&#x201D;171; 18. Jim Buchanan 86-85â&#x20AC;&#x201D;171; 19. Ron Downey 88-84â&#x20AC;&#x201D;172; 20. Bill Bowles 84-88â&#x20AC;&#x201D;172. 21. Tim Renaud 85-87â&#x20AC;&#x201D;172; 22. Wayne Peterson 81-91â&#x20AC;&#x201D;172; 23. Ken Turner 90-83â&#x20AC;&#x201D;173; 24. Jim Amos 82-92â&#x20AC;&#x201D;174; 25. Kenn Oliver 89-86â&#x20AC;&#x201D;175; 26. Clay Jones 86-91â&#x20AC;&#x201D;177; 27. Doug Schofield 93-86â&#x20AC;&#x201D;179; 28. Bob Isaac 91-93â&#x20AC;&#x201D;184; 29. Richard Rainaldi 94-90â&#x20AC;&#x201D;184; 30. Don Bolivar 92-92â&#x20AC;&#x201D;184; 31. Rick Milligan 96-89â&#x20AC;&#x201D;185; 32. Mel Nicholson 92-94â&#x20AC;&#x201D;186; 33. Brian Vacqueary 92-94â&#x20AC;&#x201D;186; 34. Rick Marcotte 99-88â&#x20AC;&#x201D;187; 35. Randy Walker 97-90â&#x20AC;&#x201D;187; 36. Dan Daly 89-98â&#x20AC;&#x201D;187; 37. Guy Mitchell 89-98â&#x20AC;&#x201D;187; 38. Paul Oliver 9593â&#x20AC;&#x201D;188; 39. John Henderson Sr. 98-91â&#x20AC;&#x201D;189; 40. Doug Kines 99-91â&#x20AC;&#x201D;190.

41. Alan Turner 92-98â&#x20AC;&#x201D;190; 42. Al Thompson 96-95â&#x20AC;&#x201D;191; 43. Bill Cliff 102-89â&#x20AC;&#x201D;191; 44. Norm Smith 89-103â&#x20AC;&#x201D;192; 45. Rob Patterson 102-91â&#x20AC;&#x201D;193; 46. Rick McCaughan 103-91â&#x20AC;&#x201D;194; 47. Frank MacLean 97-97â&#x20AC;&#x201D;194; 48. Mark Vandervoort 99-101â&#x20AC;&#x201D;200; 49. Hank Bood 101-100â&#x20AC;&#x201D;201; 50. Ray Phillips 102-99â&#x20AC;&#x201D;201; 51. Eric Hunter 105-101â&#x20AC;&#x201D;206; 52. Tom McCarthy 98-110â&#x20AC;&#x201D;208; 53. John Hope 101-109â&#x20AC;&#x201D;210; 54. Tom Glynn 110-105â&#x20AC;&#x201D;215; 55. Jeremy Bell 105-113â&#x20AC;&#x201D;218; 56. Larry Lamoal 120-98â&#x20AC;&#x201D;218; 57. Rick Aiello 110-109â&#x20AC;&#x201D;219; 58. Brad Seltenrich 118-103â&#x20AC;&#x201D;221; 59. Trygg Carlson 114-109â&#x20AC;&#x201D;223. Low net 1. Kenn Oliver 67-64â&#x20AC;&#x201D;131; 2. Duane LaDouceur 70-65â&#x20AC;&#x201D;135; 3. Rob Jones 71-66â&#x20AC;&#x201D;137; 4. Jim Rhodes 68-69â&#x20AC;&#x201D;137; 5. Paul Butcher 72-65â&#x20AC;&#x201D;137; 6. Dan Daly 65-74â&#x20AC;&#x201D;139; 7. Dale Dorward 6971â&#x20AC;&#x201D;140; 8. Ken Nelson 70-71â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 141; 9. Mike Leblanc 72-69â&#x20AC;&#x201D;141; 10. Dave Stewart 77-65â&#x20AC;&#x201D;142; 11. Doug Kines 75-67â&#x20AC;&#x201D;142; 12. Rick Milligan 75-68â&#x20AC;&#x201D;143; 13. Clint Fiske 73-70â&#x20AC;&#x201D;143; 14. Chris Kalnay 76-68â&#x20AC;&#x201D;144; 15. Shaun Zealand 70-74â&#x20AC;&#x201D;144; 16. Jordan Fraser 69-75â&#x20AC;&#x201D;144; 17. Ken Turner 76-69â&#x20AC;&#x201D;145; 18. Clay Jones 70-75â&#x20AC;&#x201D;145; 19. Jeff Bood 74-71â&#x20AC;&#x201D;145; 20. Mark Smith 7769â&#x20AC;&#x201D;146. 21. Paul Oliver 74-72â&#x20AC;&#x201D;146; 22. Ron Downey 75-71â&#x20AC;&#x201D;146; 23. Bill Wheeldon 73-75â&#x20AC;&#x201D;148; 24. Rick Marcotte 80-69â&#x20AC;&#x201D;149; 25. John Henderson Sr. 78-71â&#x20AC;&#x201D;149; 26. Al Thompson 75-74â&#x20AC;&#x201D;149; 27. Jim Buchanan 75-74â&#x20AC;&#x201D;149; 28.

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Mel Nicholson 74-76â&#x20AC;&#x201D;150; 29. Don Hilchey 75-76â&#x20AC;&#x201D;151; 30. Tim Renaud 75-77â&#x20AC;&#x201D;152; 31. Wayne Peterson 71-81â&#x20AC;&#x201D;152; 32. Richard Rainaldi 78-74â&#x20AC;&#x201D;152; 33. Ray Phillips 78-75â&#x20AC;&#x201D;153; 34. Bill Bowles 75-79â&#x20AC;&#x201D;154; 35. Jim Amos 72-82â&#x20AC;&#x201D;154; 36. Randy Walker 81-74â&#x20AC;&#x201D;155; 37. Doug Schofield 81-74â&#x20AC;&#x201D;155; 38. Bob Isaac 77-79â&#x20AC;&#x201D;156; 39. Don Bolivar 78-78â&#x20AC;&#x201D;156; 40. Alan Turner 75-81â&#x20AC;&#x201D;156. 41. Brian Vacqueary 77-79â&#x20AC;&#x201D;156; 42. Norm Smith 71-85â&#x20AC;&#x201D;156; 43. Hank Bood 79-78â&#x20AC;&#x201D;157; 44. Rob Patterson 85-74â&#x20AC;&#x201D;159; 45. Bill Cliff 86-73â&#x20AC;&#x201D;159; 46. Tom McCarthy 74-86â&#x20AC;&#x201D;160; 47. Brad Zealand 84-78â&#x20AC;&#x201D;162; 48. John Hope 7785â&#x20AC;&#x201D;162; 49. Rick McCaughan 88-76â&#x20AC;&#x201D;164; 50. Guy Mitchell 7887â&#x20AC;&#x201D;165; 51. Frank MacLean 8383â&#x20AC;&#x201D;166; 52. Mark Vandervoort 82-84â&#x20AC;&#x201D;166; 53. Tom Glynn 8681â&#x20AC;&#x201D;167; 54. Eric Hunter 86-82â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 168; 55. Jeremy Bell 81-89â&#x20AC;&#x201D;170; 56. Larry Lamoal 98-76â&#x20AC;&#x201D;174; 57. Rick Aiello 110-109â&#x20AC;&#x201D;219; 58. Brad Seltenrich 118-103â&#x20AC;&#x201D;221; 59. Trygg Carlson 114-109â&#x20AC;&#x201D;223. Pro division 1. Kevin Black 68-68â&#x20AC;&#x201D;136; 2. Doug Petrie 73-76â&#x20AC;&#x201D;149; 3. Ryan Sykes 89-82â&#x20AC;&#x201D;171. Horse Race 1. Clay Jones-Rob Jones; 2. Mark Smith-Randy Walker; 3. Brad Zealand-Kenn Oliver. Closest-to-pin

Sat: Jeff Bood, Mike Leblanc, Ryan Sykes. Sun: Mark Smith, Dave Stewart, Jim Amos. Long drive 0-13 handicap: Brad Zealand 13-up handicap: Ron Downey

Close shave Mitchell Walker of Port Hardy leaps to avoid a slapshot through the crease during a 3-on-3 scrimmage Monday in the North Island Eagles rep midget hockey tryouts at Chilton Regional Arena in Port McNeill. Tryouts at all rep levels continue into this weekend.

DRAGON BOATING 2nd Annual Triport Dragon Boat Society Regatta Sept. 10 At Port Hardy Bay A Final Prevailing Wins 1:30.22, Namaxsala 1:31.25 B Final Warriors 1:37.91, Lucky Kharma 1:38.03 C Final River Spirit 1:34.82, Dragon Slayers 1:39.69 Qualifying heats Namaxsala 1:30.50, Lucky Kharma 1:38.90 River Spirit 1:42.12, Dragon Slayers 1:43.04 Prevailing Wins 1:30.82, Lucky Kharma 1:35.20 Dragon Slayers 1:39.16, Warriors 1:42.44 Namaxsala 1:30.59, Prevailing Wins 1:31.12 Warriors 1:34.80, River Spirit 1:42.75 Tillerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s challenge 1. Namaxsala, 4:05.81; 2. River Spirit 4:18.28; 3. Prevailing Wins 4:18.50; 4. Lucky Kharma 4:31.54.

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Gordon Donald Kanngiesser May 9, 1959-September 2, 2011

It is with saddened heart that we announce Gord has passed away. Gord always lived life on his own terms, he was the captain of his own ship. He was so fortunate to have so many great people in his life and he loved and appreciated all of them. He was thankful to share these feelings and times with many of them in his last days. Gord never lost his sense of humor, joking the day before he died that he needed to remember his compass so that he would be able to ďŹ nd his way after he passed. Gord leaves behind his partner Michelle (her daughter Riley and son Malcolm), who, with love, gave Gord the ability to ďŹ&#x201A;ourish in his last days, his son Jacob who gave him such joy and his sister JoAnne who loved her little brother. May four strong winds guide you to soar with the eagles. A celebration of life will be hosted at Michelle & Gordâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s September 24 at 3pm

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June Helen Peterson (nee Heikkila)

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WEST COAST COLLECTORS 6th Annual celebration of West Coast Historical Artifact. Saturday, September 24, 2011. Beban Park Social Center, 2300 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo. Early Bird 9am-10am, $20.00. General Admission 10am4pm, $2.00 (12 and under free) Strictly Vetted. Close to 100 Sales Tables, including bottles, post cards, photos, ephemera, logging, mining, ďŹ shing history, stoneware, breweriana, calendars, signs, advertising, militaria, ďŹ shing tackle, and much more. Contact: Wayne Wagar (250)585-8779

MOUNT Cain Alpine Park Society ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Friday, September 16th, 2011 7:00 p.m. Mount Cain Day Lodge Work party scheduled for Saturday, September 17th Any questions email info@mountcain.com

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

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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

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Peterson, June Helen (nee Heikkila) passed away peacefully in the Port Hardy Long Term Care Centre on Sept. 5, 2011. June was born in Vancouver on June 1, 1930. She is predeceased by her brother, Dennis, in 1990 and her husband of 51 years, Ray (Pete), in 2002. Memories of June will long be cherished by her sister, Diane, her son, Chris (Marlene), daughter, Denise, grandchildren, Charlie Anna, Rhett, Jill June, Blake and Amber and great grandchildren, Kai, West and Charles and many friends. After living in Sointula for a brief time in her childhood she returned when she married Pete in 1951 and lived there happily until February, 2010 when failing health necessitated a move to Port Hardy. June will be remembered for her brave optimistic spirit and for never forgetting to send cards on all occasions. Her friend, Lil, misses her constant companionship at every community event and concert. June lived a vibrant and full life, raising her family, traveling, attending live concerts and documenting every special occasion in photographs. Pete and June were always surrounded by the animals they loved. Darby, her ďŹ nal canine companion, will be looked after by the community. Heartfelt thanks to all of her marvelous caregivers. A memorial will be held at the Sointula FO Hall on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 at 2:00 PM.

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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

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

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LEMARE GROUP is currently seeking the following positions: • Log loader • Second Loader • Hoe chucker operator • Hook tender • Chaser • Processor • Off highway logging truck driver • Line loader Operator for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time union wages. Email resumes to office@lemare.ca or fax to 250-956-4888.

PETRO-CANADA - Coastal Mountain Fuels is a wholesale fuel Company specializing in home heating oil deliveries, commercial fuel and lubricant sales. We have several branches located throughout Vancouver Island and currently have one opening based out of our Campbell River location. CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP/OPERATIONS The responsibilities of this position include: Managing new and existing customer relationships including: follow-up on sales leads and generating new leads. Dispatching our fleet of fuel and lubricant trucks on North Vancouver Island as well as coordinating our truck maintenance program. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in sales and customer service. A minimum Class 3 driver’s license and a general knowledge of commercial truck maintenance. Applicants with the following would be preferred: Class 1 Drivers License, Experience with dangerous goods, and familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite. Salary range: TBD depending on experience. Please send your resume, including references to: Stephen Gabrysh 1720 Maple Street Campbell River, BC V9W 3G2 Or by email: sgabrysh@cmfuels.ca Fax: 250287-7880 Closing Date: September 23, 2011

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N.I. SPORTSMAN in Port McNeill. Now hiring servers. Please apply in person & ask for Arta or Yannis.

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Junior System Engineer CUTASC (CU Technical and Administrative Services Corp.) has an exciting employment opportunity for a Junior System Engineer. CUTASC provides strategic, functional and long-term end-to-end IT solutions to financial institutions. Our core strength is the ability to attract and retain employees with deep IT and business expertise to serve our market as a single focused unified team. Working in our Campbell River office, the successful candidate will be bondable with current Microsoft certifications and/or related experience. Familiarity working in development and server environments, virtualized technologies or networking is an asset. If you are interested in joining our team please submit your cover letter and resume by 6:00 pm on Sept 23 to: jobs@cutasc.com

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

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SCHOOL DISTRICT 84 (VANCOUVER ISLAND WEST) 2011 GENERAL SCHOOL ELECTION NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is given to the electors of School District 84 (Vancouver Island West) that nominations for the offices of: 1.

Two Trustees for the Village of Gold River and surrounding Gold River Schools Attendance Area of Electoral Area ‘A’ (Strathcona Regional District),

2.

One Trustee for the Kyuquot School Attendance Area of Electoral Area ‘A’ (Strathcona Regional District),

3.

One Trustee for the Village of Tahsis and surrounding Captain Meares School Attendance Area of Electoral Area ‘A’ (Strathcona Regional District), and

4.

One Trustee for the Village of Zeballos and surrounding Zeballos School Attendance Area of Electoral Area ‘A’ (Strathcona Regional District)

HELP WANTED

Nomination documents for the school attendance areas of Gold River, Tahsis and Zeballos are available at the applicable Village Offices during regular office hours. Nomination documents for the Kyuquot School attendance area are available at the School Board Office and Kyuquot School during regular office hours.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: Canadian citizen; 18 years of age or older; resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; not disqualified by the School Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office, or be otherwise disqualified by law. For further information, please contact: Anne James, Chief Election Officer, 250-283-2241 Lawrence Tarasoff, Deputy Chief Election Officer, 250-283-2241

HELP WANTED

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The Lemare group is currently seeking contract coastal hand fallers for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Email resume to: office@lemare.ca or fax 250-956-4888.

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

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LAND ACT:

Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Mill & Timber Products Ltd., of Port Hardy, BC, intends to make application to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (FLNR), North Island – Central Coast Resource District for a Temporary Permit – Log Handling – File 1413638, situated on Provincial Crown land located at Seymour Inlet. For a copy of the application or to make written comments, please contact Jennifer Barolet, Ministry of FLNRO, North Island – Central Coast Resource District, PO Box 7000 Port McNeill BC, V0N 2R0 or email to Jennifer.Barolet@gov.bc.ca or to ionebrown@apgroup.ca. The public review period will extend for 30 days from September 8, 2011, ending on October 7, 2011. Ministry of Natural Resource Operations may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Comments can also be posted at: www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/ index.jsp?PrimaryStatus=pending Please be sure to cite the Applicant’s name, Äle number and the location of the proposed activity for reference. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at the FLNRO ofÄce.

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Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that International Forest Products Ltd. of Campbell River, BC, intends to make application to Ministry of Natural Resource Operations (FLNR), North Island-Central Coast Resource District for a Licence of Occupation – Industrial Log Handing – File Number 1413639 situated on Provincial Crown land located at Bond Sound. For a copy of the application or to make written comments, please contact: Cyndy Grant, RPF - North Island-Central Coast Resource District - PO Box 7000 Port McNeill BC, V0N 2R0 email Cyndy.Grant@gov.bc.ca OR Tifany Wyatt, RFT – 1250A Ironwood Street, Campbell River, BC, V9W 6H5 email Tifany.Wyatt@Interfor.com. The application will be available for review and comment for 30 days from September 14, 2011. Comments will be received until October 19, 2011. FLNR office may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Comments can also be posted at: http://www.arfd. gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index. jsp?PrimaryStatus=pending Please be sure to cite the Applicant’s name and the location of the proposed activity and File Number for reference. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at FLNR office.

will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows: 1. Village of Gold River Municipal 9:00 am Tuesday, October 4, 2011 to 4:00 pm Friday, October 14, 2011 Office, 499 Muchalat Dr, Gold River BC 2. School Board Office, #2 Hwy 28, 9:00 am Tuesday, October 4, 2011 to 4:00 pm Friday, October 14, 2011 Gold River, BC; and, at the School Board Office; and, Kyuquot School, District Lot 534, 9:00 am Tuesday, October 4, 2011 to noon, Friday, October 14, 2011 at Kyuquot, BC Kyuquot School 3. Village of Tahsis Municipal Office, 9:00 am Tuesday, October 4, 2011 to 4:00 pm Friday, October 14, 2011 977 South Maquinna Drive, Tahsis, BC 4. Village of Zeballos Municipal Office, 9:00 am Tuesday, October 4, 2011 to 4:00 pm Friday, October 14, 2011 157 Maquinna Avenue, Zeballos, BC Excluding Statutory holidays and weekends

HELP WANTED

LAND ACT: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Douglas J. Bishop of Nanaimo, BC, intends to make application to Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), West Coast Service Centre for a Residential – Private Moorage situated on Provincial Crown land located at Havannah Channel/ Cracroft Island. The Lands File Number that has been established for this application is File #1408892. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Section Head, Ministry of 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 October 10, 2011. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit our website h t t p : / / a r f d . g ov. b c . c a / 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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HELP WANTED

Part-Time Constituency Assistant

Claire Trevena, MLA North Island, is inviting applications for the position of Constituency Assistant (10 Hours/week) for her Port Hardy office.

Claire Trevena, MLA North Island 908 Island Highway Campbell River, V9W 2C3 Email: Claire.trevena.mla@leg.bc.ca Phone: 1-866-387 5100 Fax: 250-287 5105 (Only those applicants short-listed will be contacted)

HELP WANTED

MEDICAL/DENTAL

TRADES, TECHNICAL

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

MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1888-748-4126.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required in a very busy General Motors dealership. We offer a Health Benefits plan, modern well-equipped facility, great training& above average compensation! If interested call or email Jasyson Kowalchuk 306.331.7766 j.kowalchuk1@sasktel.net. Echo Valley GM Fort Qu Appelle, SK.

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A sound knowledge of North Island communities, strong interpersonal and communications skills, writing and computer skills are required. A detailed Job Description is available upon request. Please send a letter of application, including a resume with references, by FRIDAY, 30th September, 2011 to:

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CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

SALES

HELP WANTED Journeyman or Apprentice Heavy Equipment Technician, Kindersley, SK. Extremely busy independent shop. Wage based on education and experience. Benefits package. Fax 306463-4822 or email mid.plains@sasktel.net.

CAREER SERVICES/ JOB SEARCH

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIANS email:caribooindustrialelectric@gmail.com ph:250-983-2992

WORK WANTED

Looking for work? Looking for an employee?

There’s funding for on-the-job training! For info on NEWS eligibility call 250-949-5736.

HELP WANTED

Funded in whole or part through the Canada–British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement.

HELP WANTED

The ‘Namgis Health Centre is Seeking a

Home & Community Care Coordinator Nurse Responsibilities: • Coordination of patient / client services within the ‘Namgis Health Centre’s Home & Community Care Department • Managing and administration of the ‘Namgis Home & Community Care Program. Experience and Qualifications: • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing preferred with three years experience in health programs management and/or home care nursing OR • Diploma in Nursing with four years in experience in health programs management and/or home care nursing • Knowledge of First Nations health and social issues • A member in good standing with the Registered Nurses’ Association of BC The ‘Namgis Health Centre, a modern facility which offers a range of health and social services. Health Centre staff includes: two physicians, nurses, mental health workers, infant development workers, community health representatives, and substance abuse counselors. The community of Alert Bay has a population of 1500 people (Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal). Located in Johnstone Strait, off the northeast tip of Vancouver Island, we offer some of the worlds best fishing, whale watching, kayaking, and other outdoor pursuits. The community is also a growing centre for Aboriginal artistic expression in all forms including carving, dance, and other traditions.

Salary: Aligned with Nurses Union of BC Salary Levels Deadline for Applications: September 30, 2011 Submit Resume and Cover Letter to: Georgia Cook, Administrator P.O. Box 290, Alert Bay, B.C. V0N 1A0 ph: (250) 974-5522, fax: (250) 974-2736 email: GeorgiaC@namgis.bc.ca

PERSONAL SERVICES

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES TELEPHONE SERVICES

CENTRA Windows an established, employee-owned organization with great working environment is seeking a Window Sales Representative based in our Nanaimo office. This is an excellent opportunity in an established marketplace, for a motivated and individual. This is a sales position, that includes selling renovation windows. Will train the right person. www.centra.ca Please forward resume to careers@centra.ca

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PERSONAL SERVICES

HELP WANTED

CAMPGROUND HOST

ACCOUNTANT, 3rd level CMA with 25+ years experience. Attentive to detail, organized and efficient. Will be in the Port Hardy area for interviewing between September 26 - 28. Phone: 1-250-9412731

PERSONAL SERVICES

A FREE telephone service Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1-866-884-7464.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE FUEL/FIREWOOD GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is Not an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

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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HELP WANTED

GARAGE SALES CLEARANCE SALE We have moved & have lots of good items for sale. Some furniture, tools, fishing rods, hardcover books, Scroll Machine and accessories.

Sat & Sun, Sept 17 & 18, 9am-2pm. Follow the signs to Highview Village.

HELP WANTED

HELP WANTED

Port Hardy RV Resort

Duties include facility maintenance, reservations, reception, fee collections. Year round accommodations provided. Ideal for retired or semi-retired couple with no pets.

Send resumes to: Port Hardy RV Resort Box 1230 Port Hardy, BC V0N 2P0 By fax: 250-949-8118 or By email: porthardyrvresort@gmail.com INSURANCE

INSURANCE

School District No. 85 requires the following: Regular Positions Posting #49: Bus Driver Fort Rupert, $22.56 /hr, 20 hours/week, 10 months/year Posting #50: Bus Driver Nimpkish Heights,$22.56r/hr, 20 hours/week, 10 months/year Posting #51: Library Clerk Alert Bay Elem., $20.52 /hr, 6 hours/week, 10 months/year Posting #52: Library Clerk Eagle View Elem., #20.52 /hr, 15 hours/week, 10 months/year Posting #53: Special Needs Noon Hour Supervisor Alert Bay Elem. $20.52 /hr, 5 hours/week, 10 months/year Posting #54: Special Education Worker I Eagle View Elem, $23.93 /hr, 25 hours/week, 10 months/year

Vancouver Island Insurance Centres is a dynamic and expanding General and Life insurance brokerage with 13 locations throughout Vancouver Island. We have been tailoring the insurance needs of our customers for over 100 years on Vancouver Island. VIIC is prepared to offer an excellent team-focused working environment coupled with a competitive salary and benefit package. Position Available: Part time Auto Insurance Sales & Service Representative Location: 1-7053 Market Street, Port Hardy, B.C. Qualifications: Ideal candidate must possess excellent customer service and communication skills with preferably a minimum of 1 year experience in the insurance industry. Please send your current resume along with a covering letter detailing why you would like to join our team to: Meagan Cadwallader, Branch Manager mcadwallader@viic.ca by 26 September 2011

Posting #55: Child & Youth Care Worker I Eagle View Elem, $23.93, /hr,25 hours/week, 10 months/year Posting #56: Noon Hour Supervisor Cheslakees Elem $19.16 /hr, 5 hours/week, 10 months/year Posting #57: Noon Hour Supervisor Sunset Elem. $19.16 /hr, 5 hours/week, 10 months/year

Temporary Positions Posting #59: Special Needs Noon Hour Supervisor Eagle View Elem. $20.52 /hr, 5 hours/week, 10 months/year (until incumbent returns)

Posting #60: Special Education Worker I Eagle View Elem. $23.93 /hr, 25 hours/week, 10 months/year (until incumbent returns)

Posting #61 and #62: 2 positions, Child & Youth Care Worker I North Island Sec. $23.93 /hr, 20 hours/week, 10 months/year– End date will be determined (may be extended to June 21, 2011) Further information regarding Position Duties and Qualifications can be found on our website at: www.sd85.bc.ca under “Career Opportunities” Please complete a CUPE Application Form which is available at our website and quote the appropriate posting number. Closing date for applications is 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, 2011 SD85 thanks all applicants for their interest, however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. This is a CUPE Local 2045 position. Apply to: Mr. John Martin, Secretary-Treasurer, School District No. 85, Box 90, Port Hardy, B.C. VON


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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

REAL ESTATE

RENTALS

RENTALS

GARAGE SALES

REAL ESTATE SERVICES

APARTMENT/CONDO

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COAL HARBOUR near Pt. Hardy

PORT HARDY-Moving Sale. Camelot Rd. Sept. 17th, 10am-2pm. Everything must go. Round Oak table and 4 chairs, tv stands, dvd player, honda lawn mower, etc. No early birds please. SATURDAY September 17, 10-3pm Huge multi-family garage sale. Household items, tools, clothing and knicknacks. Something for everyone. 7005 Quatse Cres Port Hardy. No early birds.

MISCELLANEOUS FOR SALE BUILDING SALE... “Rock bottom prices” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers Direct 1-800-668-5422. 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 1-866-981-5991 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: •Trailer hitch (class 3) for Ford Ranger/Mazda truck, 8 months old. $200. •Grade 80, 20’ tow chain with hooks (new) $80. Call 250-949-8928 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

2 Bdrm apts., Furnished available Sept. 1. Clean, quiet, renovated & upgraded. Rural setting, overlooking harbour. $550./mo., References req’d. 1-250-949-8855 or email: info@twoceans.com 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

RECREATIONAL PROPERTY RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake (70 Mile House). Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

OTHER AREAS BIG BEAUTIFUL AZ LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed Financing, No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. 1-(800)631-8164 code 4001 or visit: www.sunsiteslandrush.com

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RED ENVELOPE- Unique & Personalized Gifts for All Your Friends & Family! Starting at $19.95 Visit: www.redenvelope.com/Jewel for an extra 20% off or call 1888-473-5407.

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

BUSINESSES FOR SALE PORT Alice hotel for sale 1.8M: 24 rooms hotel, 75 rooms apartment.Liscened lounge,pub,restaurant & gift shop. Water view buildings. More info contact 250 284 3338 Erica/Ricky. or ericashshum@gmail.com

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

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

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

KINGCOME MANOR

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

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

Phone Rick 250-956-4555 PORT HARDY Large 3 bdrm condo, NP/,N/S, heat & hot water included. W/D in unit. Available Oct 1. $775/mo. Ref. req. Call 250-949-7085. PORT MCNEILL3 Bdrm townhouse, close to schools & hospital. Oct. 1. 250-956-3440 www.portmcneilltown houses.yolasite.com 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.

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

APARTMENTS FURNISHED PORT HARDY Furnished elegantly or unfurnished executive style, 1 or 2 bedroom suites. Quiet, clean, excellent views. Call 250-949-9698

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1, 2 & 3 Bedroom apartments, furnished or non-furnished. Clean & quiet. Hot water & cable included.

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of the week. Hailey Tiberghien and Jaylen Ager of Port Alice took in last weekend’s Regional Fall Fair at the arena. J.R. Rardon photo


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TOWNHOUSES

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

PORT HARDY: Central, like new, in gated comm., 3 bdrm, $800. Avail. Immed. (604)4183626 email trojan12@shaw.ca

TRANSPORTATION AUTO FINANCING

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

COTTAGES PORT MCNEILL: Hyde Creek furnished 2 bdrm cottage, private country setting. Amazing ocean views, very clean, cozy and warm. Laundry, hydro, satellite TV, wireless incld’d. N/S, ref’s req’d. Avail. Oct. 1stMay 31st. $850. 250-956-2737

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES PORT HARDY- 3 bed, 11/2 bath Duplex, quiet Scott St. location. New cabinets, floor and paint. Ref a must. Avail. Oct. 1st. $800/month. Call 250-949-8904.

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

STORAGE

COME TO the right place Buy a used car the easy way, get financed and Drive Home Now. We deliver to BC & Alberta www.DriveHomeNow.com FREE CASH back with $0 down at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A vehicle but stressed about your credit? Christmas in August, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-593-6095.

SPORTS & IMPORTS 1994 BMW 325I Convt 110k, Kms super contion, new performance tires, new battery. Summer driven only and always garaged. Red with tan int. Htd seats, power top. $12,900 OBO. Call 250-9491811. RECREATIONAL VEHICLES FOR SALE

COLEMAN TENT Camper for pickup.FMI call 250-949-7558. $500.00 Firm.

TRUCKS & VANS TOWNHOUSES

2004 Dodge Diesel 3500 Laramie. One owner. 445,000 Hwy km. Only $14,900. Phone Terry at 923-9842.

PORT HARDY: Central, like new, 2 bdrm, $675. Avail. Immed. (604)418-3626 or email: trojan12@shaw.ca

FOR SALE: 96 Chev Astro van. Great running order. Parts only, broken frame. Offers? Call 250-902-0302.

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

FOR LEASE

Industrial M-1 2000 sq ft includes 10x15 of¿ce & bathroom. Land use possible $1400 per month, Àoor heat +triple net. Completely fenced property and logging road access close by.

Call 250-956-8240 for details

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Allocation, not conservation am disturbed and I feel betrayed by Prime Minster Stephen Harper and my member of Parliament, John Duncan, over this important recreational fishing issue. I am further dismayed when I learned Mr. Harper is in Europe supposedly helping to right the wrongs against the Libyan people while contributing to the destruction of the citizen rights of recreational fishing Canadians. The reasons for my deeply emotional sense of betrayal is based on the announced closure of the recreational halibut fishery last week while the commercial fishery remains open to catch hundreds of thousands of pounds of halibut before the end of the year. It is an allocation issue not a conservation issue. When Harper visited Campbell River during the recent election he stated he would solve the allocation issue and Duncan indicated he understood that issue. I, along with thousands of recreational anglers, am furious over this untimely, brutish closure on Sept. 5. The recreational fishing industry, which is an important industry to coastal B.C., has been wounded and trashed by a fisheries department that is biased towards commercial fisheries and uncaring about citizen rights dating back to the Magna Carta. Pictured with this column is a photograph of an 85-year-old happy Canadian citizen — namely, me — who has just enjoyed the thrill of landing a 30-plus pound halibut while fishing with friends out of Port Hardy recently. It is part of the 12 per cent allocation of the halibut quota to more than 100,000 recreational anglers, mostly Canadians, plus valuable tourists. In the meantime the remaining 88 per cent of the allocation has been given to 436 commercial halibut quota holders of which only 156 go out and actually fish. According to reliable reports, the The author is pictured with his latest catch. Submitted photo balances of the quota holders simply lease out the quotas and collect royalty try, which seems bent on giving the com- without the cost of a stamp. cheques. As I watched the ceremony on Saturday mon property resources of the people It smacks of a very successful com- over to the control of a privileged few morning the camera moved around the mercial fishery lobby in the halls of as in the case of the halibut allocation to assembled crowd and I couldn’t help but the Department of Fisheries and Oceans a small number of commercial fishing wonder what went through the minds of Canada and the parliamentary offices of interests. the assembled politicians, both current politicians in Ottawa. My message in this column is for and past prime ministers. Yet my prime It was a simple moving testament to a recreational minister is overseas anglers to great Canadian and his concern about the My message ... is for rec- get off their well being of all Canadians — not just supposedly trying to correct the sins of the reational anglers to get off c o l l e c t ive the power and privileges of a few. disgraced dictator of their collective butts and butts and Recreational anglers come from all Libya. let these levels of society, but in our society the My personal poli- let these self-serving politi- self-serving majorities come from ordinary Canadians tics have always been cians know you are fed up. politicians who enjoy the simple pleasures of catchright of centre, but I know you ing our own fish. watched the celebraAs recreational anglers we can pick up are fed up. tion of life of the late Jack Layton’s legacy of hope for all and Jack Layton, Opposition leader at our Mr. Duncan, the minister of Indian and assert our rights as ordinary citizens to a Parliament in Ottawa. Northern Affairs, is not very good at fair share of the halibut resource and with It was a moving, soul-inspiring two- responding to the concerns of his constit- them the common property resources of hour celebration of the life of a dedicat- uents on this matter; yet while campaign- our collective oceans from coast to coast ed, uplifting, honest politician who left a ing in the recent election he assured us he to coast. hole in our national politics. Ralph Shaw is a master fly fisherman would put a senior person on the problem But his untimely passing will serve as to seek a solution. who was awarded the Order of Canada an inspiration for millions of ordinary His constituency office phone number in 1984 for his conservation efforts. He’s Canadians far from the halls of power. in Courtenay is (250) 338-9381 or toll won several awards during 20 years of He cared about the sharing of the free at 1-800-667-8404. column writing for the Comox Valley wealth of this enormously wealthy counYou can mail him a letter in Ottawa Record.

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We’re Closing! The Gallery would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our supporters over the past 30 years. You have made our business a lot of fun and the memories are endless!!! And without the people I’ve had the joy to work with none of it would have been possible!! I would like to make special mention to Kay Brown who has been with me for over 22 years, what a gem!! We are very excited to announce that ShopRite/Rona in Port McNeill will be carrying some of our product lines in their furniture department. Stop in and have a look. Thank you — Meryn Rosback.


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