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Thursday, April 11, 2013

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Disaster relief money delayed Several claims still being vetted by Toronto firm THUNDER BAY By Leith Dunick TB Source ictims of last May’s flood and sewage back-up disaster will have to wait a little bit longer before flood-claim money is in their hands. Thunder Bay and Area Disaster Relief Fund chairman Wayne Fletcher said the Toronto-based company charged with vetting applications is nearing the end of its task, but it will likely be a couple more weeks before its complete. It will probably take a couple more weeks after that for the province to release payments to applicants approved through the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program. “There’s a little over 20 left that Cunningham-Lindsay, which are the outside adjudicators we were allowed to use – because they are the more difficult cases. Once they’re done, we’re done, in the sense that we will (know) what we totally need to pay out,” Fletcher said on Thursday. STILL WAITING: Disaster Relief Committee “Of course we already know what we’ve chairman Wayne Fletcher says he hopes they’ll raised and then we can just do the math start paying out flood claims by month’s end. from there.” Fletcher said he hopes the public underWhile Fletcher still hopes to start making payments by the end of the month and stands the committee is doing its best to acknowledged it’s been more than 10 lessen the turnaround time, but government regulations can’t be circummonths since the flood occurred, he vented. reminded the public that when “I understand people get upset Peterborough accessed ODRAP “The and say, ‘I’m out of pocket for following a 2004 flood, it took committee this length of time.’ But they just much longer. has always have to realize we’re dealing with The process is improving, he said. “The committee has always wanted to get governmental issues and somemoney in times it just takes a while to do wanted to get the money in that.” people’s hands as fast as possible. people’s The Disaster Relief Fund sits at Unfortunately with the program hands as fast about $1.5 million. The initial there are lots of things we have to as possible.” goal was $5 million. Fletcher said check on and do. Believe it or not, Peterborough took 18 months to get WAYNE FLETCHER the committee plans to provide a progress update to council on (money) out,” Fletcher said. “It’s not like it’s a fast process anyway. We April 15. An early deputation was postjust know people have been hurting for a poned to allow more time for committee members to collect information. period of time.”

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Morriseau wins election ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS By Leith Dunick – TB Source he results are in and Georjann Morriseau is the new Fort William First Nation chief. Morriseau bested rival Michael Pelletier by a 243-238 count in voting, which took place on Sunday. Results were announced on Tuesday. Morriseau takes over from former chief Peter Collins, who chose not to run in the

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band elections. Ken Ogima finished third with 116 votes, while Roy Charlie was fourth with 79. The band also elected 11 councillors, a group that includes Cathy Rodger, Valerie Chapman, Sherry Lynn Pelletier, Leo Bannon Jr., Leo Bannon, Wyatt Bannon, Jennelle Charlie, Philip Solomon, Dwight Boucher, Trevor Wells and Yvette Legarde. Morriseau also won a council position.


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PROTEST: Operation Thunderbird supporters gathered outside of the Balmoral Street police station Saturday afternoon.

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lthough protestors said they were only there to raise awareness for missing and murdered Aboriginal women, the Thunder Bay police station was on high alert Saturday. Around 20 members of Operation Thunderbird, a collective who have made claims of police incompetence over alleged sexual assault cases in Thunder Bay, stood outside of the local police station on Saturday afternoon singing and making speeches. Protestors, some masked, spoke of family members who have been murdered or gone missing. Others spoke of what it’s like to be victims of sexual assault. They said the protest was not about bashing police but encouraging them to do their jobs while standing up for missing and murdered Aboriginal women. But with barricades, cars at the entrances and officers waiting to check identification indoors, Insp. Dan Taddeo said Thunder Bay

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Police Service had reason to from Thunder Bay. “This protest put us in a position believe there could have been violence at the rally after threats where we had to allocate police against the force were made resources in the city of Thunder through social media. Attempts by Bay to deal with this situation police to communicate with the where they failed to communicate protestors weren’t successful with us and to take away from our ability to properly police the Taddeo said. “By not communicating with us citizens of this city who pay for this police service,” he said. we had to take action and But those in front of the certain measures,” he said. station said that the fact The group said that the “I would that no one from Thunder only threat ever made was completely Bay was at the protest is a tongue-in-cheek com ment about language disagree with part of the problem. They made on Facebook. Police the assertion spoke of citizens being too afraid to speak out. trucks, armed officers and that people Taddeo said that’s not video cameras weren’t are scared.” true. necessary just because “I would completely they threatened to swear DAN TADDEO disagree with the asserthe group said. tion that people are “Why yes, naughty words might be used’ - this is the scared,” he said. Police weren’t sure what the cost exact nature of the ‘threat’ that triggered an outrageously mockable of overtime and other resources for level of preparation and overtime the rally would be. Operation by Thunder Bay Police this Thunderbird said they will release weekend,” the group said in a state- an expense report for its costs for putting the event on by Tuesday. It ment. Taddeo said it’s also unfortunate wants local police to do the same that none of the protestors were within a reasonable timeframe.

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CITY HALL By Jeff Labine – TB Source esolute Forest Products is trying to significantly lower the amount of property tax it pays to the City of Thunder Bay. City officials are gearing up for the fight, which if lost could cost Thunder Bay coffers millions of dollars. The company is appealing to the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation and hopes to drop its assessment by 60 per cent. That would bring the tax assessment value of Resolute, which stands at about $72 million, to about $29 million. The city may also have to pay close to $7.5 million retroactively from 2009 to 2012. That could cause residents to pay higher taxes. Mayor Keith Hobbs said every year Resolute tries to lower its assessment.

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He called the reduction uncalled for and said the city will have their lawyer look into the matter. “We have to fight for every tax dollar we can have,” he said. “Big business have to pay for their share and not burden the taxpayer. We could stand to lose $1.8 million in taxes. They would be paying less than Intercity Shopping Centre.” It appears that the company is looking to protect its bottom line, he said. City manager Tim Commisso said Resolute is probably one of the biggest assessment properties in the city. Normally, the city relies on MPAC but Commisso said given the magnitude of the situation, they decided for a more direct approach. “We do put together contingencies for tax appeals and assessments,” he said. “Every municipality has reserves for tax appeals. You never know. Currently, that reserve is about $12

million. We obviously don’t want to see a 60 per cent drop in assessment. That’s a significant drop.” A similar situation also happened in Dryden when the Domtar mill property’s assessed value dropped by about 72 per cent. Domtar won the appeal and received the reduced assessment. Dryden media reported that the company recieved a $1 million reduction in industrial taxes for the year and the city had to pay a retroactive tax rebate of $5.4 million from 2009 to 2012. Commisso said the situation with Resolute is similar but is bigger overall because of the amount of money involved. Tbnewswatch.com attempted to contact Resolute but was not successful. The hearing will take place sometime in June.

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ROAD WORK AHEAD: The city wants to widen the Golf Links Road corridor to make Innova Park more accessible for business.

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and $3.2 million will be available by the end of 2013. The city also received more than $10 million from he city is dipping into its reserved the province in 2008, which was funds in order to pay for the first being recommended to be used for phase of the Golf Links Road Junot the entire first portion of the project. Northwood Coun. Mark Bentz said Avenue improvement project. Council voted at Monday’s they would ideally like to see higher levels of government meeting to move ahead money but that wasn’t with the multi-million possible. He pointed out the dollar project and awarded province and federal the contract to Taranis “It’s not like governments have already Contracting Group. The company came in we’re coming previously contributed to the reserve fund. with the lowest bid of about up empty“It’s not like we’re $6.8 million, although the handed.” coming up empty handed,” amount is considered an MARK BENTZ Bentz said. “It’s a project estimate and final payment we need to move forward will be based on the with and administration finished work. recognized that. I’m not sure if it sets a precedence but [the In place The first phase will be funded reserve fund] is always an option through the Renew Thunder Bay though for this community to dip into. It’s reserve funds for whatever fund. About $3.5 million was committed priorities the community has.” At-large Coun. Rebecca Johnson in the 2012 budget for the first phase By Jeff Labine – TB Source

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wanted reassurance from administration that the project would stand the test of time. She said she didn’t want to spent millions on the corridor only to have to fill in potholes within a few years.

Proper use City manager Tim Commisso said the reserve fund is for projects like the corridor and there’s no strings attached. Mayor Keith Hobbs asked how many jobs the project would create, but administration couldn’t provide an answer. Council also heard the next stage of the project could begin as early as 2014. Pat Mauro, manager of engineering for the city, said they have nearly completed the plans for the second and third phase of the project. The plan is to have the second phase start in 2014 and the third in 2015. Mauro added those plans can only go ahead if approved in the budgets.

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Thursday, April 11 , 2013

Editorial EDITORIAL

Power grid good idea oldcorp and 21 First Nations have come to a landmark agreement that could bring hydro electricity to Ontario’s Far North. While the billion-dollar project must still get approval from the province – and there is at least one other bid being considered – it’s good news for everyone. According to Goldcorp, the province’s 25 fly-in First Nation communities burn about $68 million in diesel fuel annually. First and foremost, diesel is not an environmentally friendly way to generate power, a potential disaster waiting to happen should tanks rupture and spill the noxious fuel in a tiny community. Second, fossil fuels aren’t getting any less expensive. On Jan. 5, 2010, acording to National Resources Canada, a litre of diesel fuel cost 97.3 cents. Their latest nationwide average shows a cost of $1.30.9 per litre, a 34.5 per cent increase. While hydro costs have risen over the same period, it certainly isn’t anywhere near the same rate. Scientists say fossil fuels will run out at some point. Energy needs are not going away in Ontario’s North. This project could help rejuvenate many of these communities, the first step on a road to self-sustainability. That’s winwin for everyone.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Mural should be visible To the editor: t is with great interest and pleasure that I and others read of the beautiful modern art being placed at our waterfront. However, I have questioned over and over about the interesting historical picture done by eight local artists, now deceased, years ago depicting all industries that had our Lakehead booming with employment. That artwork hangs insignificantly in Victoriaville Mall. Why can’t it hang in the lobby of our city hall for all to appreciate? Names of artists such as Scollie, Freeman, Widnall, Strickland, Harasymchuk, Lovelady, Quac ke nbush and Owen – their work is lively in its colouring and composition. The mural tells the history of our community growth. In it, ships evolve from sailing vessels into modern bulk freighters and steam-powered locomotives become diesels. Furs are traded in front of the gates of the Old Fort and one of the portages, linking Lake Superior with the interior. Both are emblematic of the symbiotic relationship between the region’s Aboriginal people and the fur traders. Grain elevators appear prominent. Also shown are loggers, the pulp and paper industry and the evolution of hydro power, all key elements in our economic history. Also depicted are churches of several denominations, the war memorial in front of city hall, the airport, schools, the Sleeping Giant and Mount McKay and activities such as skiing. Before the most recent renovation to city hall, the mural was remounted insignificantly in the mall with the promise it would be returned for all to view among the treasures in the city’s art collection. It seems our art committees are not interested. It is with respect that many seniors and others request consideration to display the mural for all to enjoy at no charge or expense.

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Offload delays a problem To the editor: here has been a lot of recent media coverage about the state of emergency services and concern about EMS response times. As a paramedic working in the Thunder Bay District, I can tell you first-hand there is no simple solution. A common suggestion is to simply add more ambulances, but this does not address one of the key issues, offload

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delays. The general public may not be aware of what an offload delay is but it is a common problem Ontario wide, not just in Thunder Bay. An offload delay is a situation where an EMS crew brings a patient to the hospital, yet there is no bed at the hospital for this patient. The EMS crew remains responsible for this patient until a bed becomes available, thereby effectively taking that EMS crew out of service. Adding more ambulances does not address this issue because if an offload delay is in effect, as each 911 call comes in, more ambulances will be out of service waiting to transfer care of the patient to the hospital. Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre works very hard to minimize offload delays, however, the hospital often operates at full capacity where there are simply no beds available. Offload delays do not apply to very critical patients, only to patients who are urgent enough to require medical care, but not so urgent that they need to be seen by a physician immediately. These patients who require a moderate level of care would greatly benefit from the services of a PA. PAs are physician assistants, highly skilled health care professionals who can perform patient histories, physical exams, order and interpret tests, diagnose and treat patients. PAs work as part of a health care team, under the supervision of a physician. Physician assistants have been part of health care teams for 50 years in the

United States and have been part of the Canadian military for 30 years. Civilian physician assistants in Ontario are a newer concept; in 2007 Health Force Ontario began a pilot project introducing physician assistants into service. In Ontario there are currently two physician assistant education programs, McMaster University and the Consortium of PA Education, which is a collaboration with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences. The Consortium of PA Education program is geared towards rural, remote and underserviced communities like Thunder Bay. A PA is educated and trained similar to a medical student, but in a condensed 24-month program with a general primary care focus. Upon graduation a physician assistant is comparable to a medical resident. The physician assistant will assume the scope of practice that parallels that of the supervising physician. A PA can work in any clinical setting where a supervising physician would work such as a family health team, a clinic or in a hospital. The addition of a physician assistant to a medical team will reduce wait times, increase efficiency and allow the physician to take on more patients and focus on high risk and complicated patients. I happen to be slightly biased as I am a current student in the Consortium of PA

education program. I am also a Thunder Bay resident who recognizes that the health care system locally needs more support which is why I enrolled in the PA program. Because the PA program is completed in two years, communities have timely access to highly skilled health care providers who are extremely cost effective at less than half of the salary of a physician. This means that two physician assistants could be hired for the same cost as one physician, doubling the amount of patients that will be assessed. It is my humble opinion that physician assistants can offer a great service to both the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and Superior North EMS. A physician assistant can treat the patients who often end up on offload delay, these moderate level of care patients are excellent candidates for the services of a PA. Moderately urgent patients can be promptly treated and discharged, in effect a physician assistant can keep beds clear for critical patients in the emergency department and help clear EMS stretchers so that paramedics can return to service in the community where they are required. For more information about physician assistants please see the Canadian Association of Physician Assistants website at: http://capa-acam.ca. Victoria Lemay-Stirrup, Thunder Bay


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Perspective

Stashing cash

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Offshore accounts are tax havens for the world`s rich By J.R. Shermack Special to TB Source hen I was a kid I would often hear stories about some oldtimer in Westfort or an old lady in the East End who had buried money in tin cans in the backyard. I always dreamed about digging up a can full of musty, old onedollar bills but it never happened. For all I know there may still be buried treasure in parts of the city. But one group of international journalists was much luckier with their treasure-seeking. They recently discovered untold trillions in cash – not in anybody’s backyard but discreetly tucked away in offshore bank accounts. It is hard to imagine having so much cash that it needs to be hidden away to avoid paying taxes. And why can’t you afford to pay your bills anyway when your bank account is that huge? We’ve all known for years about rich people hiding money offshore. Most of us don’t have such high class worries. But according to the leaked documents over a hundred thousand people do, including over four hundred well-off Canadians. About 2.5 million digital files were leaked, exposing the secret world of off-shore tax havens. Even the investigators were surprised at how vast the taxcheaters network had become, representing 170 countries and an

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Zimbabwe. Future tyrants will estimated $32 trillion. This network has long been a have to hide their fortunes elseloophole for the world’s super-rich where. All these leaks and revelations but surprisingly, even the slightlyrich with a paltry few millions to could shatter confidence in offhide are turning to offshore banks shore banks as safe, secure tax havens for the wealthy and/or the for their tax-evasion needs. Right across the board it looks dishonest and/or outright criminals. like greed is still a big motivator. For an average Joe like me, Plutocrats, heads-of-state, celebrities and even run-of-the-mill personal greed on this scale millionaires are getting twitchy. boggles my mind. Even if these The leaked information has already cash stashers did decide to pay triggered nervous responses by their fair share of taxes they would government officials from the still have billions left. Are they planning to spend any U.K., the U.S., India, Pakistan, of it or do they just like to hoard Indonesia, Iran and Canada. money? Only one of the four Personally, I don’t have an hundred Canadian off-shore bank account but names has been “Are they by the same token I don’t released. He is lawyer bury my cash in the back Tony Merchant who planning to appears to have stashed spend any of yard either. However, if there are any millionaires in $1.7 million somewhere it..?” Thunder Bay with cash to in the South Pacific hide, I have a suggestion. during a dispute with All you rich guys are Revenue Canada. The beneficiary of the account is welcome to stash your cash in tin his wife, Canadian Senator Pana cans and bury them in my back Merchant. I’m sure her husband, yard. I’ll keep an eye on them for the lawyer, can explain everything. you. There are no fees but if I accidenOf course not all 100,000 names are crooks, just some of them. tally dig up a can or two, I reserve Hopefully this flood of information the right to take a few bucks for will make it easier to track real coffee. Then you can relax. There will criminal activity. Investigators are now able to be no computer files to hack and trace the strangely “disappeared” best of all, I won’t breathe a word fortunes of dictators such as to Revenue Canada. Sometimes the old-fashioned Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines and Robert Mugabe of remedies are the best.

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Cumberland St. y the late 1890s Cumberland Street had taken over from Water Street as Port Arthur’s main business artery. The early picture here, looking south, was taken in 1907. We can see that although many of the wooden buildings have vanished with time, some of the first public buildings erected on Cumberland Street remain today as a symbol of Thunder Bay’s rich historical past.

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ity police say a man was stabbed after attempting to kick three unwanted party guests from his home Saturday morning. Officials with the Thunder Bay Police Service say the incident took place just before 2 a.m. at a Lawrence Avenue home. The 21-year-old victim was trying to have three unwanted party guests leave the home when the altercation began. The suspects fled on foot after the victim was stabbed. The victim’s injuries were treated at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, where he was later released. Police say officers spotted one of the stabbing suspects around 3:30 a.m. on the corner of Dawson and High Streets. Police officers arrested the suspect without incident and brought him to the Balmoral Street police station. The suspect made a court appearance and has been remanded to a youth facility. The 17-yearold boy has been charged with aggravated assault and three counts of breach of probation. The investigation continues.

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NO VACANCY: Confederation College president Jim Madder says students are struggling to find places to live. find out from our community partners what this could look like,” he said. Funding for the residence could be from a publicprivate partnership. The same formula could be used for a recreation facility along with student support. The success centre could be supported through fundraising efforts. But Madder said it’s still early though they could be open by 2015. The three projects might have different timelines but he’d like to see them designed together.


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ocal cancer patients don’t have to worry about receiving diluted chemotherapy drugs, officials at the regional hospital say. The news broke this week that more than 1,000 cancer patients in Ontario and in New Brunswick received lower than intended chemotherapy drugs. The premixed bags that were given to patients contained too much saline solution, giving the recipients less of the medication they were supposed to receive. Cancer Care Ontario released a statement Thursday stating the error affected 990 patients. All the hospitals that gave the incorrect dosage were in southern Ontario and all four reportedly removed all cyclophosphamide and gemcitabine received from the drug manufacturer. Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre executive vice-president Mark Henderson said patients in the region weren’t affected because the hospital prepares its own drugs and doesn’t purchase the ready made medication. “It is absolutely clear that this hasn’t

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NOT DILUTED: Local patients don’t have to fear chemotherapy drugs were altered. affected any patient in Northwestern Ontario,” he said. “We did not get the medication from the pharmacy that was involved. We do our own preparation of medication here so we can be absolutely clear that no patient in Northwestern Ontario has been unfortunately under dosed.” The standard practice at the hospital has at least two pharmacists look over the medication before sending it off. From there a nurse does a final check before infusing the drugs into the

patient. The regional hospital treats about 1,300 patients with chemotherapy per year. He said they don’t have the volume to require them to purchase the ready made drugs. “There are 13 other locations that we provide medication for,” he added. “So it is all centrally done so there’s very little chance for error.” Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Health Minister Deb Matthews announced Thursday that a third party would look into the incident.

Project would see mine, up to 21 First Nations connected to grid begin in Dinorwic, Ont., just outside Dryden, and head east toward Sioux Lookout and up to Slate Falls into Goldcorp official says company Pickle Lake. “Eighty per cent of that area is officials hope construction on a power line to their Northern Ontario already in corridors,” Faubert said. Going north from Pickle Lake, the Musselwhite mine site will begin by transmission line would work its way the end of 2014. Adele Faubert said the plan, one of into the remote First Nations commutwo under consideration by the nities. First Nations signing onto the province and estimated to cost about agreement include Bearskin Lake, Cat Lake, Kasabonika $1 billion to complete, Lake, Kingfisher Lake, would mean adding as many “Eighty per Kitchenuhmay-koosib as 21 First Nation communiInninuwug, Lac Seul, ties to Ontario’s power grid. cent of that Muskrat Dam, North On Thursday the First area is Caribou Lake, Sachigo Nations communities already in Lake, Slate Falls, formally signed an agreecorridors.” Wapekeka, Wawakapewin ment incorporating and Wunnumin Lake. Wataynikaneyap Power, a ADELE FAUBERT According to figures new company that will provided by Goldcrop, Ontario’s 25 develop the power line. “It’s good for the environment, it’s remote First Nation fly-in communigood for the economics of the area as ties burn about 25 million litres of well as the communities that are in diesel each year, an estimated $68 the region that will benefit for genera- million cost. The long-term reliability of the tions to come,” Faubert said Friday in transmission line would quickly pay Thunder Bay. The project is two-phased in nature, for itself, as well as create up to 1,200 temporary construction jobs and 60 she added. The southern phase is slated to long-term career opportunities.

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unday morning I arrive at our refrigerator only to discover that we are out of milk. Gasp! What will I put in my coffee? Out the door and into the car and off to our local store. In our township is a long hill down which one must drive to get to our local store. The hill is called “Mile Hill” because of its length. On the ground was six inches of fresh snow that had softly fallen all night long. Not even the snow plough had been down our road. I drove thanking whatever angelic, winged, hovering thing that had prevented me from having rushed out to buy new summer tires since the snow had almost completely gone. Six inches through which to plough and then make it down Mile Hill without skidding off the edge to plunge to my death or, at least, living the remainder of my days on life support. When you are driving north and crest the top of Mile Hill, suddenly a fantastic view is revealed. I had to slow right down almost to a stop in order to take in the picture of a charcoal-grey sky to the northwest and a forest of snowcovered frosted pine dotting the landscape as far as the eye could see brilliantly lit by the morning sun. It was breathtakingly gorgeous and made me chuckle since when I first exited Casa Jones, I frowned in Ol’ Man Winter’s general direction. “Okay Ol’ Man Winter, Sir, you have just exonerated your over-staying your welcome with this display.” For at least three weeks I’ve observed Great Grey owls perched on telephone wires, on fence posts, sometimes seeing two or three while driving the two routes I can take to get to town. Up close you can see that they are very large and so still as they perch with their backs to the road waiting for signs of movement in the snow from mice, I suppose. I think I read that this anomaly is the result of

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them having been forced south to find food. I’ve also noticed the bumps and potholes in the road when driving the country roads. Bumps and potholes: a sign that the freezing is beginning to come out of the ground, when shocks, springs, and tires on vehicles are tested. I remember when our son, Doug, was about five or six and we were returning from the city one night in April. The drive had been smooth but for a couple of minor bumps and one or two potholes until we crossed one major bump and the car was briefly airborne. “Whoo-hoo!” and “Whee!” were the exclamations from our children. “Ack!!” came from Laura. Then Doug piped up with an excited voice demanding: “Let’s do that again!!” Er, no. I kept on driving. That bump still exists but in a much reduced form since one hardly notices passing over it. The highways guys must have reduced it. Interesting that a bump in the road should keep cropping up in the same place each year. We have our annual protuberances in our yard and on our drive, even on the road in front of our property. I asked our then roads manager and next-door neighbour, Harold, why this was. “There are springs under those spots that make the areas spongy. The one in front of your place we’ve sliced off several times with the grader but it still re-emerges.” Hmm, there’s water under them thar bumps! And potholes on our driveway that covered in snow crunched under the weight of the car tires. Arriving home from a trip to town Sunday afternoon, we felt their depth as we drove towards Casa Jones. “Guess you’re going to have to fetch Big Red (my aged diesel tractor) and do some grading,” Laura suggested. Yup. Get on it first thing or when the snow finally disappears, whichever comes first. Just have to add some weight to the blade attached to Red’s rear. A couple of concrete blocks should do it. Oh, right, they are frozen in the ice behind the tool shed. Think I’ll have another coffee. You can contact Rural Roots by e-mail: fbljones@hotmail.com or by writing to Rural Roots, P. O. Box 402, South Gillies, On. P0T 2V0

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DYNAMIC DUO: Scott Maudsley and Debra Hale star in Storm Warning, running at Magnus Theatre until April 20.

Bring on the storm THEATRE REVIEW by Linda Maehans - TB Source e careful picking your storms. Actually, I think the expression is “be careful picking your battles.” But storms and private battles go hand in hand. Maybe even heart to heart. Storm Warning, Magnus’ current production to close the season, is stormy; and sultry; and silly; and serious. The seriousness comes to us as silence: a hush that descends like sudden twilight over the audience as from time to time actors Debra Hale and Scott Maudsley claim their spotlight and rivet us with their private stories. It’s here the expression about picking one’s battles, and being careful about it, rings so true. But back to the lighter side of Storm Warning , and to do with weather systems: isn’t it also true that when a hot front suddenly collides with a cold trough the result is a storm? As Maudsley’s character Jack recalls it, she appeared suddenly to his left like a polka-dot Chinook or something; he couldn’t really tell through all the pheromone heat she set off. He didn’t like the mouth on

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her; no. And it was hard to adjust his vision from his notepad and binoculars to the polka-dots. Her energy felt like a barrage. But Jack-the-gentleman would never express it like that. He’s a veteran, an army man; obviously selfdisciplined, well-trained, observant; yet awkward too. Nicely Maudsley gives us an immediate sense that Jack is somehow damaged. And here’s where playwright Norm Foster’s script for once isn’t his typical merry-go-round romp. Near close of act one we are dropped into one of those riveting silences I mentioned: an eerie calm before the violence of the storm. Watch Maudsley carefully: the sporadic twitching of his hands, his grimacing mouth, his clenched jaw, and his eyes focused on a private horror he makes it possible for us to see so clearly. An instant, a lifetime. Maudsley’s talent with less-is-more is phenomenal. As for Miss Brash Polka-dotty, she too is phenomenal for the opposite quality of more-is-more. We first encounter Debra Hale’s Emma almost as shockingly as Jack does;

can’t help but smile in dismay to notice the red sling-back shoes she’s worn to trudge her way up into this wilderness. Wow, she pants, it’s warm and how should I have known there were stairs; I sure didn’t see them! And hey, are you looking at me? Cause I don’t need that; thanks but no thanks. Our next encounter, or rather Jack’s, with Emma in trim teal trousers and soft aqua sweater are much more appealing. Actually it’s got little to do with her wardrobe: it’s Emma’s firecracker energy that wins us over. We wish Jack would loosen up. Well, maybe not by joining her for beer midway through the morning. Hale’s character definitely has her own battles to pick and choose from. Thanks to the actor’s absolutely genuine quality shining through all her turmoil, she holds us steadfastly in her court. Doug Robinson’s set is charmingly rustic, but he really should have told Emma what happened to cabin No. 2 before she settles into cabin No. 3. Stormy weather? Bring it on! Directed by Mario Crudo, it’s a terrifically tumultuous way to end the season. On until April 20.


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wo installations currently up at Definitely Superior on Park Street beckon with intriguing polarity. Both involve motion and sound and lighting, wires and circuits and programmed loops leading into a computer that switches itself on and off. The polarity, at least for this viewer, came from an immediate visual reaction, followed by what the ear hears from each installation. One involves a lovely, hypnotically beautiful dance of umbrellas or gentle parasols, if one prefers, endearingly patterned yet eerily underwater-like in the gloom because they are lit from below. Their self-openings and closings are rigged by bellows on timers and sound like harmonicas breathing, literally. That’s what this is: the bellows pump or pull air out of harmonicas just as would a human in a natural state of rest. Go stand, watch and feel the meditative rhythm of this space: what a nice way to spend 25 minutes or so of slow-me-down heart rate, increased well-being of mind. Based out of Quebec City, international artist Diane Landry is much in demand around the globe, and so Definitely Superior’s director David Karasiewicz is pleased her kinetic sound-light installation entitled Flying School has landed here for a brief rest. “All 24 umbrellas have an individual harmonic device; if anyone’s played a harmonica, this is the same thing. But harmonica player or not, automatically one’s body seems to align/tune to this installation. It’s a very calming experience. Other senses are even more activated through the eyes. It’s a wonderful springlike bloom; (imagine) these are jellyfish, glowing in the dark, their openings and closings.” One’s gaze moves to the ceiling above Flying School, stays there

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secret for two months hasn’t been easy. “It was really hard not to say she was coming,” said Mitchell on Friday, bursting with joy at landing a celebrity hostess she thinks fits perfectly with the upscale event. There really was no other choice, Mitchell added. Claman is the owner of a high-end Vancouver clothing boutique, albeit one vandalized allegedly for selling fur. “I just absolutely love the shoes that she wears and clothes that she wears, and she’s a little bit controversial,” Mitchell said. “So she’ll bring some spice to the event that

we may not have otherwise had.” Claman joined Friday’s launch via Skype. She said she’s excited to visit Thunder Bay for the first time and help out a worthy cause at the same time. “I love fashion, I love people and I want to be able to resonate with your community and raise awareness,” Claman said. Tickets for the revamped Shoes and Champagne event are $75 each and can be purchased at Habitat for Humanity’s Restore outlet, by phoning 345-5520 or online at www.habitattbay.com.

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Roller derby going strong T H U N D E R B AY

By Jodi Lundmark – TB Source fter working alongside men as a mechanic for the last 20 years, Jenn Talarico assumed she’d never be friends with a group of women. It wasn’t until she joined the Thunder Bay Roller Derby League four years ago that she discovered there were other women out there like her. “We get along really well. It’s a bond I suppose of some sort – a different breed of women,” she said. Talarico is one of about 40 women in the city’s roller derby league, which is entering its third season this spring. The sport originated in the 1930s and lost its popularity in the 1970s after theatrics took over the game. But in the early 21st century, a roller derby focused more on athletics and camaraderie witnessed a resurgence. There are more than 1,200 roller derby leagues in the world, about half of which are in North America, according to a Feb. 3, 2013 article on the Wall Street Journal. Just a few months before Talarico saw a recruitment poster for the Thunder Bay league, she had watched the 2009 Drew Barrymore film Whip It. The movie starred Ellen Page as a Texas teenager who discovers the sport. Talarico came home that day and told her better half she wanted to join. “This is the most easy-going person that I live with and he has never said no to me and I said ‘I want to join roller derby’ and he looked at me and said ‘no.’ Being that kind of personality, that’s the worst word in the world you can say to me … just ask my mom.”

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READY TO JAM: Angela Benedict, derby name Bean Stalker, readies to scrimmage. So Talarico found roller skates, borrowed some gear and came to an information night. That night she was able to try out those roller skates. In the Thunder Bay Roller Derby League, Talarico found herself around like-minded women – self-proclaimed misfits. “We belong together. We just didn’t know until we found derby,” she said. Like boxing or other combat sports, a competitive roller derby game is referred to as a bout. During a bout each team has five players on the track – one jammer and four blockers. The jammer’s job is to pass the opposing team’s players; they score a point for each member of the opposing team they lap. It’s the job of the blockers to help out their

jammer while blocking the other team’s jammer. And while today’s bouts may not have the theatrics of the past, each team member still has an animated derby name. Talarico’s name on the track is Jenny Chaos; it comes from her avatar’s name from the video game Rock Band. Alyx Sparkes goes by AllSpark; in the 2007 Transformers movie, the AllSpark was the source of life for the alien robots. The derby names often help players to bring out a different side of themselves on the track, said Sparkes. “I think I couldn’t do half the stuff I did if I didn’t have the other persona that I kind of thought of myself as on the track,” she said. It’s not just the derby name that brings out that confidence, but the support of her teammates. Sparkes has always liked athletics, but never found a sport that was right for her. “Roller derby is different,” she said. “I think it’s the community and you’re being surrounded by these strong, intelligent women and everyone is so supportive.” “Half the time they’re pushing you to do better than you ever thought you could do. I think for me, it’s also given me a lot of confidence in my life in general. Just seeing all the things I can do that I thought I couldn’t do.” The Thunder Bay Roller Derby League consists of two teams – the Grizzly Madams and the Elle Capones. Select members from both of those teams form the league’s travel team, known as the Babes of Thunder. The first home bout of the season is May 11. The Babes of Thunder will take on a yet-to-be-announced regional opponent. All games are played at Delaney Arena.

Queens take silver HOCKEY

Special to TB Source t was a heart-breaking setback for the Thunder Bay Sportop midget AA Queens Sunday as they fell 3-2 in double overtime to the North Bay Ice Boltz in the gold medal game of the midget AA division final at the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association provincial championships in Ottawa. North Bay’s Taylor Murphy scored the deciding goal in the second OT session to end the contest. Samantha Strassburger and Kaley Tienhaara notched the markers for the Queens. Jayde Turcotte suffered the setback in net for Thunder Bay,

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who were outshot 34-33 in the game. This marked the fourth consecutive year the Queens had advanced to the provincial final in which they now have won twice, in 2010 and 2012, along with silver medals this year and 2011. They had advanced to the title contest after defeating the Saugeen-Maitland Lightning 2-1 in semifinal action Sunday morning. Scoring for Thunder Bay in that one were Michelle Carlson and Montana Russo, with the game-winner. The OWHA champion Ice Boltz now advance to the Esso Cup Canadian national midget championship April 21 to 27 in Burnaby, B.C.


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McDonald ready for challenge UNIVERSITY HOCKEY By Leith Dunick – TB Source ill McDonald says it’s time to trade in his sandals for snow shoes. The 60-year-old, Lakehead University’s newly minted hockey coach, made a brief trip to his old stomping grounds this week, taking time off from the Central Hockey League playoffs to get acquainted with some of his future players and reestablish connections with his Thunder Bay past. With the sole goal of winning on his mind, McDonald said it’s too soon to know just what he’s got in the Thunderwolves dressing room. “Is this team good enough to win? I don’t know. We’ll have to evaluate the talent. I’m already into the bios on

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these guys. I think we’re close. With that being said, I’m not saying we don’t have to add a guy or two guys or get rid of a guy or whatever. I don’t know,” said McDonald, the senior director of hockey operations with the Allen Americans. “All I can say is a good team that works hard and plays systems, their chances go way up of winning and you’ve got to be together” The Thunderwolves, blessed with plenty of on-ice talent in 2012-13, nonetheless bowed out in two straight games to Waterloo in the opening round of the playoffs.

William Gardens they still had a clock to keep score and we want to be on the top of the scoreboard every night we can. I guess it’s my job to motivate them guys and to get them to think like that,” he said. “Because if they’ve got some talent and are in the right frame of mind, we should do all right.”

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In their heads A lot of their struggles could be blamed on a lack of mental toughness. Too many selfish penalties, taken at all the wrong times, not enough hustle with the lead and lack of consistency from Day 1 plagued the Thunderwolves throughout the season. McDonald said coming from the pro game to the university game, the situation is definitely different. But when

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Second-year forward Luke Judson is excited at the prospects of the veteran McDonald taking the reins, bringing some stability to a team that orchestrated a coaching change four games into last season, when Mike Busniuk took over the job from Joel Scherban. Judson said he’s spoke to a few of McDonald’s former players and heard nothing but high praise for his new coach, whose career has taken him from Thunder Bay to Fort Worth, Texas to Allen, with several stops in between. “There’s not a bad thing being said out there. Just talking to him and hearing what his different plans are

and his communication level with the team is great to see. We’re all excited,” Judson said. Veteran defenceman Mike Quesnele said a fresh start could be good for the program, which hasn’t had a sniff of nationals since 2010. It will be an adjustment, but one he thinks they can overcome in a hurry. “I guess it depends on the mentality of the players. If you’re hoping to change and you want to accept the coach’s new system, new rules, then it’s basically up to us. If we go in there with a good attitude, a good mind and are open to new things and adopt the system he has and work hard, then we’ll be successful.” Quesnele said those who don’t toe the line are likely going to find themselves on the outside looking in. “If we don’t then we better find (the willingness to change) because from what I’ve heard Bill demands the best from his players and that’s what I think this organization wants, a team that’s going to go out there and give their best every night.”


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4 Kings drafted

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borough took Oakville, Ont.’s Matthew Spencer at No. 3.

Wolves land four resh off their first trip to the CIS championship final in more than three decades, the retooling Lakehead Thunderwolves have begun the rebuilding process. With six graduates decimating the core of a team that took four straight treks to nationals, LU men's basketball coach Scott Morrison on Friday started filling those gaps. Guards Nolan MacKenzie (Oakville), Josh Bell (Mississauga) and Mitchell Hearn (Mount Carmel, N.L.) will be joined by 6-foot-5 forward Igor Lebov of Toronto in next season’s rookie class. “I can’t say enough about our recruiting class to this point,” Morrison said in a release issued on Friday.

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quartet of Thunder Bay Kings heard their names called Saturday through 14 rounds at the Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection Draft. Forward Laine McKay of the Minor Midget Kings was the first local player taken, going 87th overall in the fifth round to the Plymouth Whalers. Four picks later Sault Ste. Marie took Kings defenceman Jake Behse. Teammate Zach Grzelewski was the next to go, grabbed 104th overall in the sixth round by the London Knights. The Saginaw Spirit were next to turn to the Lakehead, snagging defenceman Chase Stewart from the Minor Midget Kings in the 10th round, 188th overall. Ottawa took Mt. Brydges, Ont.’s Travis Konecny with the No. 1 pick of the draft. Mississauga’s Dylan Strome went No. 2 to Erie, while Peter-

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TITLE HUNT: Thunder Bay Kings forward Robert Tyska (right) moves in on Northwestern Ontario All-Star goalie Jacob Parker on Monday at the 2013 All-Ontario Pee Wee AAA Championship being played this week at Fort William Gardens. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.

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67. IN MEMORIAM

Mr. John Calvert

“You are a kind man.” It poured out like milk into a saucer for hungry barn kittens, comforting as the words filled the corners of the small hospital room with their warmth. His fingers remained limp over my grown up hand, but I couldn’t help but miss the gentle squeeze of a father’s love for his little daughter. There wasn’t much life left in his body, not because the 83 years had been hard on him, until a few months ago, his body and mind had the promise of many more years to enjoy. But the ravenous brain tumor was getting stronger with every ounce of his blood, stealing his years away day by day. It devoured his technical skills as a machinist. It consumed his ability to drive, to walk, and to fasten the buttons on his shirt.He fought the tumor with every blink of his confused eyes, searching the room to try to remember his life. With sunken face, his lips parched and breathing shallow, with death hovering over his hospital bed, my father whispered in response, four short words so clearly from the dark haze of his present world that it made my soul strain to catch the significance of his clarity in that moment. The words spoke triumph over all this world had thrown at him, with all the hurts, the disappointments, the injustices. The words spoke a peace over his fears, his regrets and his waning endurance. They spoke from the perspective of a loving husband, father, son, friend and honest worker, someone who found a taste of the joy life has to offer. Simple words, words from a man who was better with his hands than with his speech. Words from a dying man absent now of any false pride, stripped of the illusion of worldly treasures, a man searching for the truth that lies deep at the centre of all our hearts and souls. The four words my father spoke to me, when I told him that he was a kind man, was the simple life truth he continued to live to the very end. His voice while soft, was steady. The words uncomplicated, but sure. “I try to be,” was all he whispered, lying quietly in his hospital bed, still fighting to live his own life another day. I squeezed his hand like a daughter squeezes her father’s hand when she loves him very much and will terribly miss him in this still big and scary world. Within the next month in a hospital bed with his loving wife by his side and loved ones visiting, thinking and praying for him, he stepped into eternity. Mr. John Calvert passed away one year ago, on March 31, 2012, in Temiskaming Hospital, New Liskeard Ontario. He is greatly missed by his beautiful surviving wife, Betty Calvert (who now lives in Thunder Bay, ON), his three daughters, Joanne O’Driscoll, Catherine Calvert and Lynn Northcott, by his grandson Adam O’Driscoll, and by all of his extended family and friends. Please, remember to be kind to one another in this world, for it speaks deeply to the hurting souls and tender hearts of your loved ones, and in the end, is such a beautiful way to have lived and to be remembered.

63. COMING EVENTS Thunder Bay Military Family Resource Centre’s annual “SPRING YARD & CRAFT SALE”, Saturday, April 27 10:00am-1:00pm. Held indoors at HMCS GRIFFON, 125 N. Algoma Street. A fundraiser for the Thunder Bay Military Family Resource Centre. Admission: Coin Collection at the door, huge Penny Auction, 60 tables to shop through, BBQ and more! Call 345-5116 for more information.

64. CRAFT & FLEA MARKETS Big Flea Market/Craft Show. CLE Colesium Saturday April 13, 10am-3pm. Huge variety of items. Table rentals at 767-5488 or 345-9738

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Offer(s) available on select new 2013 models through participating dealers to qualifi ed retail customers who take delivery by April 30, 2013. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. See dealer for complete details. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All o ers are subject to change without notice. All pricing includes delivery and destination fees up to $1,650, $34 tire recycling/filter charges, $5 OMVIC fee, environmental fee and $100 A/C charge (where applicable) and excludes licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $399) and down payment (if applicable and unless otherwise specified). Other lease and financing options also available. **0% purchase financing is available on select new 2013 Kia models O.A.C. Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for complete details. Representative financing example based on 2013 Sorento LX + AT (SR75BD) with a selling price of $29,078, financed at 0% APR for 60 months. 130 bi-weekly payments equal $224 per payment with a down payment/equivalent trade of $0. ∞“Don’t Pay For 90 Days” offer (90day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing on select new 2012/2013 models. No interest will accrue during the fi rst 60 days of the fi nance contract. After 90 days, interest accrues and the purchaser will repay both the principal and interest monthly over the contract’s term. ¤“Don’t Pay Until Fall” offer is available O.A.C. to eligible retail customers who fi nance or lease a new 2013 Sorento from a participating dealer between April 2-30, 2013. No interest will accrue during the first 150 days of the finance contract. After 180 days, interest accrues and the purchaser will repay both the principal and interest monthly over the contract’s term. Offer cannot be combined with “Don’t Pay For 90 Days” o er. ¥“6 Bi-Weekly Payments On Us” offer is available on approved credit to eligible retail customers who finance or lease any new 2013 Rio from a participating dealer between April 2-30, 2013. Customers will receive a cheque in the amount of six payments (excluding taxes) to a maximum of $300 per month or can choose up to $900 reductions from the selling/lease price after taxes. See your dealer for complete details. Offer ends April 30, 2013. Cannot be combined with “Don’t Pay For 90 Days” offer. Ω“$3,000 loan savings” offer is available on approved credit to eligible retail customers who finance a new 2013 Sorento 3.5L LX (SR75ED) trim only from a participating dealer between April 2-30, 2013. $3,000 loan savings will be applied as a reduction from the selling price before taxes. See your dealer for complete details. Offer ends April 30, 2013. ≠Bi-weekly finance payment O.A.C. for new 2013 Sorento LX (SR75ED)/2013 Rio4 LX + MT (RO542D)/2013 Soul 2.0L 2u MT (SO553D) based on a selling price of $31,678/$17,383/$21,378 is $221/$95/$124 with an APR of 0%/1.49%/1.49% for 60 months, amortized over an 84-month period. Estimated remaining principal balance of $0/$4,886/$6,337 plus applicable taxes due at end of 60-month period. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. ‡“Up to $1,500 cash savings” offer is available on the cash purchase of select new 2013 Soul models from a participating dealer between April 2–30, 2013, is deducted from the selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers. Some conditions apply. 1Sorento LX 2,052L vs. CR-V LX 2,007L, with second-row seats folded. 260 months/100,000km vs. 36 months/60,000km. 3Sorento LX 191hp vs. RAV4 LE 176hp. 460 months/100,000km vs. 36 months/60,000km. 5Soul 2.0U 164hp vs. Scion xB 158hp. 6Soul 1.6L 2,897L vs. Cube S 2,766L. ΔModel shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2013 Sorento 3.5L SX AWD 7-seater (SR75XD)/2013 Rio4 SX with Navigation AT (RO749D)/2013 Soul 2.0L 4u Luxury AT (SO759D) is $43,045/$23,450/$27,345 and includes delivery and destination fees of $1,650/$1,455/$1,650, environmental fee and A/C charge ($100, where applicable). Licence, insurance, applicable taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $399), tire recycling and filter charges of $34, OMVIC fee and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. Available at participating dealers. Highway/city fuel consumption is based on the 2013 Sorento 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2013 Rio 1.6L GDI 4-cyl (M/T)/2013 Soul 2.0L MPI 4-cyl (M/T). These updated estimates are based on the Government of Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. Kia is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation.

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