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City set to raise taxes 2.4 per cent in 2011 By Monica Lamb-Yorski The Northern View Prince Rupert City Council has given three reading to bylaws that will amend its five-year financial plan and raise taxes by 2.4 percent in 2011. Final adoption of the bylaws must take place by May 15. At the next council meeting on May 9, the public will have the opportunity to comment on the bylaws. After much debate about where and how the budget should be trimmed or how much taxes should be increased, the final votes for the bylaws resulted in 3-2 each time. Councillors Gina Garon, Anna Ashley and Nelson Kinney were in favour, while Sheila Gordon-Payne and Kathy Bedard were opposed.

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Staff had proposed four tax rate scenarios, with 4.4 percent being the highest and 2.4 percent the lowest. Councillors Bedard and Gordon-Payne favoured a higher increase. To lower the tax increase, some suggested amendments to the budget included cutting $50,000 from the $911,000 Parks Budget, $100,000 from the $2,127,000 Roads budget or saving $100,000 by not hiring an RCMP officer to fill a position that is presently not being paid for by the City, but through other sources that won’t be available in the future. Councillor Ashley felt roads and parks could be trimmed, but keeping the RCMP officer was a priority. Councillor Garon wanted taxes kept as low as possible, but thought roads were a priority.

“If we hold the line on taxes, maybe we’ll get more people and businesses to move here,” Garon said. Councillor Gordon-Payne said if taxes are kept low then staff would have to be laid off. “Seventy to eighty percent of our budget is staff. If we really want to keep taxes low, unless we basically destroy all the tools our staff has to work with, then we need to lay off staff. If we’re not giving direction to cut staff then we’re already affecting everything by saying to keep the tax rate low,” she said. For Councillor Bedard, reducing infrastructure costs was a concern because it’s an area of the budget that’s being reduced continuously. See Citizens, page 2

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Public invited to comment on tax increase Continued from Page 1 Officer Dan Rodin said if the City “We’re looking at the meat and continues to loan the site for the potatoes of a budget,” she said, adding entire year to the partnership with Lax that in 2010 council approved $1.5 million Kw’alaams, Metlakatla and the Prince in community grants and tax exemptions Rupert Port Authority, that will continue before it knew what the 2011 budget to fund a portion of the carrying costs would look like. as well as continued revenue from the “I think we need to do something Quickload Transloading Facility located different in advance of what we really there. know. I would like to reverse that and make Referring to it as a red flag, Councillor it more tied to what we are responsible Sheila Gordon-Payne responded if the for such as infrastructure and if there’s City is continuing to count on tax revenue money left over then we can use that for from Watson Island that hasn’t actually grants. We are putting other organizations materialized, she’d rather increase taxes in front of our responsibilities,” Bedard and rely on real money. said. “We need to be aware as a community Councillor Gordon-Payne asked if that we’re playing the odds and there is a that’s the thought with grants, then could risk here to our community. I would likely grants be cut midway through. come into something close to a four per Mayor Jack Mussallem responded cent tax increase,” Gordon-Payne said. it was a little late, considering some City Manager Gordon Howie reported groups will have already moved forward that in 2010, the City did not receive relying on the Community Enhancement the dividend from CityWest, which it grants. normally does. In 2011, however, the One of the heavily debated items in City will receive $1 million from the the budget was Watson Island, where company. revenues are expected to increase in 2011 “CityWest was unable to advise council from $353,310 in 2010 to $1,107,000 in last year that the dividend would be paid. 2011. Costs are also expected to increase Since then CityWest has negotiated new from $1,037,948 to $1,225,000 due to bank arrangements with a different bank compliance with Ministry of Environment and that’s why we’re in the position requirements and impending lawsuits with in 2011 to declare a dividend,” Howie former owner Sunwave Forest Products explained. and Kitkatla. Chief Financial ◆ RAW LOGS


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Mayor Jack Mussallem asked if the non-payment from CityWest in 2010 impacted the budget going forward and heard “no” from Howie. That raised additional concerns from Councillor Gordon-Payne. “How could we possibly have finished 2010 without being paid a million dollars that we expected and still be fine?” she asked. Rodin said the 2010 financial statements will show that the impact of not receiving the dividend in 2010 meant the City had to eat into its accumulated surplus for the year to balance the budget. Again Councillor Gordon-Payne referred to Watson Island and asked if the City is including tax revenue from the site that it hasn’t received to make up that surplus. “That’s correct,” responded Rodin, but added that the City finished the year with a cash surplus of $2 million in gas tax money. Councillor Gordon-Payne recommended that during the next council meeting someone from the CityWest come address council about the dividend process and the strength of the company. “Given that our expected dividend did not occur for 2010,” she said.

Larry Munson works for Bear Creek Contracting, which runs the Tidal Transport raw log operation in Prince Rupert. While he has doubts that the NDP would be able to successfully limit raw log exports even if they come to power, he says that the Tidal operation in Rupert would likely lose 40 to 50 per cent of its raw log business if they did. “That would hurt, but mind you, when you analyze the situation you see the jobs are really just going somewhere else; over to the value added part. So really we’re not gaining any more jobs, were just MLA Gary Coons losing them in one part and putting them in an other,” says Munson. After living in the north for nearly 50 years, Munson moved down to Vancouver Island for a short time. He says he was shocked by the amount of assistance companies get down south compared to those in the north. He says he fears the north just doesn’t have the political clout to get what it needs from the province incentives it really needs to expand and create more jobs. MLA, Gary Coons says that to improve the economy of northern British Columbia the area can’t just be content to ship its raw products so that workers elsewhere can do value-added work. And if the economy across the whole region improves, that will ultimately benefit Prince Rupert. “I know that here in the northwest, we’re a pretty big raw log exporter. But we need to look at strategies to create more jobs out of our raw logs, versus just shipping raw products,” says Coons.

“I know that here in the northwest we’re a pretty big raw log exporter. But we need to look at strategies to create more jobs out of our raw logs, versus just shipping raw products,”

When Adrian Dix was elected as the leader of the British Columbia NDP late last month, he reiterated a promise to cut back on the amount of raw logs were being exported from the province, so that forestry companies would be forced to start “value-added” operation inside the province. Value-added projects can be anything as simple as cutting logs into lumber to something as big as a pulp mill. According to Dix’s leadership campaign materials, he would restrict the export of logs from the province by raising the fees that forestry companies have to pay top the province when harvesting logs for export market from Crown Land. On top of that, Dix has called for a new sales or earnings tax to be placed on revenues made from exporting logs that were harvested from private forests. The idea is that the fees and taxes would make it cheaper to have the logs manufactured in BC rather than sending them elsewhere. During his leadership campaign, Dix said that this would mean more jobs for communities where the trees are actually cut. Prince Rupert is not a place where many logging projects are actually based, and the shipment of raw logs makes up a substantial business for local companies like the Coast Tsimshian Resources and Tidal Transport & Trading.

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Dan Veniez sues rival for libel over New Skeena pulp mill By Alan S. Hale The Northern View

because of his failure to prevent the New forestry industry was having problems. Skeena pulp mill from closing in 2004. “It was not surprising that while every major pulp mill Many in the city hold Veniez responsible was being challenged and considering closing, and many for the mill’s closure. During the two years were closing...That it was hard for Mr. Veniez to find people that Veniez was in charge of the mill he who wanted to put hundreds of millions at risk,” says Pond. had not been a quiet public figure, he was For his part, Veniez has blamed the municipalities for known to write letters to the editor, hold scaring off investors by demanding back-taxes owed to them public meetings and make public promises from the mill, something Pond and assurances that he ultimately was not believes did not ultimately able to keep. make a difference on the mill’s According to City’s mayor at the time, fate. Frank Robertson Herb Pond, this is one of the reasons why “What the Terrace, Prince public sentiment towards Veniez can be so Rupert, Hazelton and Port Week of May. 4 hostile. Edward were most concerned Not for Navigational Purposes “In the process of being a believer in his own project, he with was ‘pay me your taxes. Wed., MAY 4 made a lot of statements and promises like ‘we’re opening Forget about jobs, forget about High: 2:34 AM / 6.37 m in a few weeks, we’ll be open by the end of the month,’ and I survival,” Veniez told the Low: 9:09 AM / 0.89 m think he believed those things. But the end result of that was Vancouver Sun in 2004. High: 3:26 PM / 5.74 m that over a long period of time people made decisions that The Prince Rupert Northern Low: 9:04 PM / 2.23 m really hurt them. I know personally employees who stuck View called Dan Veniez’s Sunrise: 5:57 AM around rather than finding new work because they believed campaign team to get an Sunset: 9:19 PM that it was going to open any week,” says Pond. interview, but did not receive a Pond says the way some people vilify Dan Veniez is response. Thu., MAY 5 unfair, and that High: 3:06 AM / 6.34 m he had tried Low: 9:45 AM / 0.92 m his best to save High: 4:02 PM / 5.67 m a business that Low: 9:38 PM / 2.34 m was in terrible Call Sunrise: 5:55 AM financial Sunset: 9:21 PM straits long before he took Fri., MAY 6 it over from NEW LISTING High: 3:40 AM / 6.24 m the provincial 1002 Ambrose Avenue Low: 10:23 AM / 1.00 m government. Immaculately kept, nicely updated 3 bedroom, 4 High: 4:40 PM / 5.56 m Veniez was bathroom, 1/2 duplex featuring a spacious open layout and located on a quiet street. Recent work Low: 10:15 PM / 2.47 m just not able to to the home includes a new roof, 2 new decks, Sunrise: 5:53 AM bring together and 2 new patio doors. There are also 2 tastefully Sunset: 9:23 PM the money renovated bathrooms . Very affordable! needed to save $134,500 MLS Sat., MAY 7 the mill while High: 4:19 AM / 6.08 m the entire Low: 11:04 AM / 1.14 m 1820 Graham Avenue NEW PRICE High: 5:23 PM / 5.42 m Here’s your opportunity to enjoy the privacy, ocean views and sunsets from one of Prince Rupert’s Low: 10:59 PM / 2.62 m finest luxury homes! Inside, impressively proporSunrise: 5:51 AM tioned rooms provide comfort for the whole family. Sunset: 9:25 PM Large windows bring the outdoors in, and blend

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The man who tried and failed to save the New Skeena Pulp Mill in Prince Rupert from closing, Dan Veniez, made national headlines recently after he sued a rival election candidate for libel. Veniez, who is running for the Liberal Party, is suing his Conservative opponent, John Westin, for reposting a YouTube video to his Facebook page that claimed Veniez took money from the pension fund during the mill’s collapse, and that he was planning to sell Ridley Terminals to a company he had an interest in. Westin didn’t create the video, but by posting on his Facebook wall, Veniez contends that his opponent committed libel and violated the Elections Act by adopting the video’s message. According to Prince Rupert and National representatives of the union, the Pulp, Paper and Woodworker’s of Canada, those who lost their jobs when the mill closed did get all of their entitled pension funds so the idea that Veniez stole any of it is completely untrue according to union vice-president, Frank Robertson. “The pension plan was actually one of the first things to be made whole (during negotiations) and to this day all the funds from up there are still part of the pulp-paper industry pension plan, so that is totally false,” says Robertson. On top of that, since Ridley Terminals is a Crown Corporation, it would not have been within Veniez’s power to sell it. The video that made the claims was originally posted by a still unknown person using the username, Dale5775, but has since been removed from YouTube. According to documents submitted to the BC Supreme Court by Veniez’s lawyers, the video is “an attempt by the defendants (Westin and Dale5775) to damage the character and question the conduct of the plaintiff (Veniez) to affect the result of a federal election by making false allegations”. Veniez remains an infamous figure in Prince Rupert


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Environmental advocate voices opposition to Enbridge By Monica Lamb-Yorski The Northern View Prince Rupert environmental advocate Jennifer Rice has put the City of Prince Rupert on alert that during the North Central Local Government Association conference being held here from May 11 – 13, she will be leading a peaceful demonstration in opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project. Rice works for the T. Buck Suzuki Foundation and is involved with Friends of Wild Salmon,

the Prince Rupert Environmental Society and on the City’s Green Advisory Task Force. During question period from the public at Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole, Rice told Council she was appearing as a citizen, not representing anyone else. She began her presentation saying she is concerned about democracy and is disheartened that Enbridge is one of four platinum sponsors for the NCGLA conference, along with Kevin Brown Communications, which is the communication company being

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today she has more hope. “I have selfworth and there are lots of people who feel the same. We’re on alert and we’re paying attention and we’re letting our politicians know what we think. If I could pose a question to council it would be if you were me, or Monica Lamb-Yorski photo the people sitting Environmental advocate Jenn Rice at last in the gallery, what week’s City Council meeting. would you do?” Rice asked. and voice her concerns. Mayor Jack Mussallem “Keep us informed on the entire complimented Rice on her well- perspective to make sure that voice chosen words and sincerity. is out there. If all the information “Enbridge wants to do business is there then at the end I think in the Port of Kitimat and across the right decision will be made,” the north. This project is not here Ashley said. yet. This project may never come Her words were echoed by here. At the same time we’re all Councillor Gina Garon who committed to keeping ourselves thanked Rice for her passion. informed and watching what “I think it’s great that you’ve Enbridge is doing,” Mussallem brought all these people together. said, adding that he is on record We do live in a democracy and telling Enbridge there are concerns one of the nice things is that you from the people council represents. can come to council and express “I’ve told them if the project is your opinions and bring people ever approved, there’s no need to along who share those concerns. come this way. That there’s no need Do whatever your heart tells you to come north once you come out to do and I think you will find that of Douglas Channel, to drop the people will support you and notice pilot at Triple Island,” he said. that you do have a voice and are The whole consideration is in worth listening to,” Councillor a process, he told Rice, and from Garon said. a government body point of view, The demonstration will take whether you are for or against, it’s place May 12 while the delegates better to let the process go through are at the conference banquet at and then weigh the pros and cons. Chances Convention Centre. Councillor Nelson Kinney said “Reasonable people with when he asked Enbridge two weeks reasonable concerns are so moved ago if they would have a forum in that they will walk along the Prince Rupert and they answered waterfront and demonstrate in yes. numbers that we’re paying attention Councillor Anna Ashley said if and we care. I intend it to be very she were in Rice’s shoes she would respectful and have no intention of encourage her to return to council embarrassing the city,” Rice said.

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North Central Local Government’s Association meeting By Alan S. Hale The Northern View Prince Rupert will be hosting the annual general meeting of the North Central Local Government’s Association (NCLGA) from May 11 until May 13. The meeting has already gathered attention because one of its sponsors is Enbridge and protests in front of the convention centre at Chances are already being promised. But Rupertites can expect much more from the meeting than just the Enbridge controversy.

Approximately 250 delegates from communities from as close as Haida Gwaii or as far away as 100 Mile House will be coming to the City to debate and vote on over 50 different resolutions with rather diverse topics. One resolution would have the organization investigate the possibility of providing financial incentives to doctors in order to convince them to come and practice in rural communities. Another would have them lobby the government to charge a levy on transporting

freight to collect money for helping to mitigate the environmental damage it can cause. One would have the NCLGA lobby health Canada to change the rules around medical marijuana grow-ops so that the municipalities and the local police can be notified if a growing license has been issued in their area; something that is often kept secret. Another resolution would call for the province to reinstate positions for Sheriff escorts for prisoners, something that according to local prosecutors, Prince Rupert needs badly. One of the biggest

resolutions will be a call for the NCLGA to lobby the provincial government to prevent the planned fare increases and route cuts that BC Ferries is planning in Northern BC. This resolution is the brainchild of the members of Skeena Queen Charlotte Regional District who are the mayors of representatives of the communities along the north coast and Haida Gwaii. MLA and NDP ferry critic, Gary Coons, says that he will be attending the conference and has even invited Transport Minister Blair Lekstrom to attend, but there has been no word on whether or not he will actually come.


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Port Edward holds second open house meeting in regards to potential new school By Martina Perry THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR

PRINCE RUPERT - The District of Port Edward held a second open house in regards to the potential new elementary school where members of the community could get information and have any questions or concerns they had answered. Unlike the first open house, people in attendance were much more receptive about the idea of the possible new education facility. At the open house all Port Edward City Council members were in attendance to help explain to locals why voting in favor for the May 7 referendum is important. Council members

assured citizens that the referendum, that would allow the district to borrow $2 million for the project, would not mean higher taxes for people. In fact, recently the district lowered the amount of taxes the loan would cost citizens so the cost of the new school would affect them even less. The District of Port Edward also made it clear that if the potential school isn’t built, and the current school is closed down, people would still have to pay for school taxes. School taxes cannot be avoided. One concern a person in attendance asked about the possibility of the district needing to borrow additional funds on top of the $2 million loan. Port

Edward CEO Ron Bedard explained that over the past decade Port Edward City Council’s have no been over budget in past projects, and that if in this case they did go over budget the district would find the means to continue on with the project else where from taxes, mentioning the fact that over the last decade the district has received around $8 million in grants. Although the $2 million loan would put the district close to $3 million in debt, council members mentioned again that they would probably receive grants, as they commonly do, for the project, as well as the fact that School District 52 would be leasing the property from Port


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Complaining won’t fix the situation Recently I attended a public consultation meeting out in Port Edward regarding the possible closure of the only educational facility in the district and was very aggravated with the attitudes of a number of people in attendance. It seemed to me like a lot of these people were angry at what they thought the school board was doing rather than what it actually is doing. Although I completely understand why parents and members of the Port Edward community are so upset with the school district, it frustrates me to hear people be so rough on board members and have such lack of understanding as to why Port Edward’s school is under the chopping block. It’s nothing personal against Port Edward, it simply is one of the only options the board has. When the school board is looking into closing a school, they must look at a number of aspects - many of which are working against Port Edward Elementary School’s favor. One of these aspects includes the fact that there are currently only 50 students attending the school. By leaving the school open, money would be taken away from other, larger schools and their students. Another aspect includes the fact that the current school’s building is older and will most likely be in need of a significant amount of repairs over the next decade. I’ve heard at several different meetings from members of the public that they feel the school board does not want Port Ed’s current school to remain open, and that the board doesn’t care. I find this completely untrue. If the board really did not want to see a school in Port Edward, they would have closed the school this year rather than possibly next year. Why didn’t they? So Port Edward would have more time to come up with a solution.

To people saying the board doesn’t care about closing the school; Why then would each and every member of the board come to a public meeting in Port Edward to listen to concerns and comments? Come on people. I know you’re frustrated, but let’s not be too rash. There is no doubt in my mind that the announcement of a possible closure of Port Edward’s school ticked off the district’s council members. How could it not? Closing the school would have a number of negative effects on the community, and its citizens. Council members were given an option from the school board, and that was to do everything they possible can to keep a school in the community, and they have done just that. Port Ed’s council has drawn up a plan for a new school that would prospectively be added onto the community centre. This school would have three classrooms and a library that the whole community could utilize. In my opinion, instead of people wasting their time feeling angry and reiterating points to the school board members, points that they are already aware of, people should put all that energy into educating others about the importance of voting in favor of the May 7 referendum and ensuring a school stays in the district. Although this referendum would not prevent the current school from closing, it would go towards building a new, more appropriate sized school for the district. This would potentially avoid every issue people have with the closure of the school, and keep an educational facility in the district. Doesn’t that make a lot more sense than complaining about the current

situation? I understand that voting in favor of borrowing two million dollars seems steep and unfair for taxpayers, but in reality it’s not all that bad. Port Ed council members have ensured that if the referendum passes, there would not be a large increase in taxes; even recently further lowering the amount to help change people’s minds. Council says they received around eight million dollars in grants from various groups to help them in past projects, adding that this would likely be the case for the school. Although Port Edward’s current school is not completely labeled as closed, it does seem like the most likely way things will turn out. If people really want to avoid the elimination of a school in Port Edward they need to stop putting blame and frustrations on the school district and need to start supporting their community’s council members in ensuring that the May 7 referendum passes.

~ Martina Perry

How local citizens can help tourists visit Prince Rupert Many times over the past few years I’ve written about social media in this column. More and more potential visitors are turning to social media for travel information and advice, and the tourism industry has taken note. This year Tourism Prince Rupert has launched a social media strategy to help us use these new tools. For it to be truly effective, we need your help. To begin with, we’ve streamlined all of our online marketing, making it as simple as possible for visitors to find us. Our website, completely redesigned and just launched last month, is now found at Our Facebook page is “Visit Prince Rupert,” and our Twitter account is @VisitRupert. All of our online accounts use this consistent “Visit Prince Rupert” brand. On the social media side of

things, we have a few well-defined goals. We want to provide up-tothe-minute traveler information. We want to engage our visitors, to hear feedback and troubleshoot issues that visitors might encounter in Prince Rupert. And, to provide more information, we BRUCE want to drive visitors to our website. In two areas, the true success of these initiatives lie beyond our control. To begin with, we need to get these Twitter and Facebook accounts publicized with visitors as quickly as possible. They are included in our new <I>Visitor Guide<I> and other marketing materials, but to reach the widest possible audience we need your help. Whether you are in a business that

serves visitors, or even if you just encounter visitors on the street, please ask them if they’re on Twitter or Facebook. Tell them that the very latest events, wildlife sightings, and other things of interest are being updated on an WISHART ongoing basis. With social media they can join the online conversation to learn more or leave feedback. The other area where we really need your help is by participating. If you’re in a tourism business, it’s in the best interests of your business to become active - particularly on Facebook and Twitter – and let us know that you’re doing it. It’s not just to promote your business by itself. It

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allows us to help rebroadcast your information to the larger community audience; and, the more of us are involved, the more Prince Rupert will gain a reputation as a vibrant, happening community. Use your online following to promote the Visit Prince Rupert accounts as a place where visitors can find out what’s happening right now, and by doing so you will once again strengthen the voice of the community as a whole. Getting started with social media doesn’t have to be intimidating. Setting up an account is relatively straightforward, and the best way to decide how to present yourself or your company online is to find others with similar products or interests and take guidance from the way they do it. If you’re a tourism business looking for more guidance, we’ve joined with Community Futures of the Pacific Northwest to

present a social media workshop on May 10. For more information or to register, please contact them at 250.622.2332. Once you get started, you will find that there are many online resources to help you improve, and many other networks you can join for mutual benefit. For example, in cruise, check out www.cruisetoprincerupert. com on Facebook, and @cruise2pr on Twitter. The Northern British Columbia Tourism Association maintains the general account @ TourismBCNorth on Twitter, but also maintains the more specialized @RVNorthernBC and @ FishNorthernBC for current updates meant for those particular groups of visitors. The resources are there, the networks are easy to join and increasingly effective for marketing – and best of all, the only investment is time.

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The provincial government held the first of its over-the-phone town hall meetings last week about the upcoming HST referendum and up to 27,000 in British Columbians participated (see page 13 for more on that story). Before the election, MP Nathan Cullen held a similar kind of phone town hall meeting and it appears the system is now being used by the Liberals to make their case for

keeping the HST. The town hall meeting for Prince Rupert and the rest of the north coast and interior will be held at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4. The government will be calling every listed number in the region and those who want to participate will need to listen to the automated message’s instructions, and those who don’t can simply

hang up the phone. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon and Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom will be taking questions about the HST from participants, however moderators have to Gary Coons hear the question beforehand and put participants in a que to wait their turn. That doesn’t mean the ministers

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Mayor adds his name to membership list for mountain By Monica Lamb-Yorski The Northern View Polly Rudderham of My Mountain Co-op accepted a cheque for an individual membership from Mayor Jack Mussallem at City Hall on Tuesday evening. When he presented the cheque to her, he said Councillor Gina Garon had purchased one as well. “You being here tonight will serve as a reminder that it’s a very worthwhile initiative,” the mayor told Rudderham. My Mountain Co-op is trying to raise $2 million by April 30 to purchase Shames Ski Hill. In addition to the purchase price for the hill, which is 1.25 million, additional money would be expended to repair the chairlift ($75,000) and the existing groomer ($25,000), eventually replace the

groomer with a used one($150,000), upgrade the T-Bar ($37,000), make some lodge repairs ($185,000), for environmental and legal fees ($100,000) and a working capital ($133,000) for the unexpected. Over to the last two and a half months, the co-op has raised $250,000 through individual and corporate memberships. “We’ve just launched a corporate drive with the understanding that we will have an extension. We will continue to work towards the April 30th deadline, and then expect there to be announcements about the progress we have made and what to expect in the near future,” Rudderham told council. According to Rudderham, Prince Rupert has shown a very positive response to the membership drive, particularly with individual memberships.

“We want to remind the communities and the regions that this is not just to benefit the skiers, but to benefit cross regional winter outdoor activities so we’re asking people to recognize this initiative in a broader sense,” she added. Mayor Jack Mussallem agreed and said as the region and its communities grow, having a ski hill will be one more reason that people will relocate and stay because there are benefits to be enjoyed. People wanting to purchase a membership can access a paypal account on the My Mountain Co-op website or obtain forms at Northern Savings Credit Union and Cowpuccino’s in Prince Rupert. Councillor Sheila Gordon-Payne asked Chief Financial Officer Dan Rodin if the City can provide tax receipts for donations, and heard

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Port authority gives details on Tsimshian agreement Some, but not all, of those details were discussed during Mayer’s speech. According to Mayer, the new deal is designed to last for the next 40 years, and has arrangements to compensate Coast Tsimshian for the infringements on their land rights caused by Phases I and II at the Fairview Terminal and to streamline the consultation process required by the Constitution Act. These details were said before. What’s new is that the plans also includes plans for accommodation and consultation on the opening of a second terminal, known as “terminal 2”, which could be built after phase II is completed. That means it would be several year away in the future. It also covers undetermined “related

By Alan S. Hale The Northern View Executives from the Prince Rupert Port Authority gave more details on their new agreement with the Cost Tsimshian First Nations that was announced last month. Andrew Mayer, the port authority’s director of Commercial and Regulatory Affairs, gave a speech and answered questions about the new deal at this month’s meeting of the Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce held last week. The deal was first announced last month with lots of fanfare and even the Federal Minister of Transport, Chuck Strahl, came to mark the occasion. However specific details were not available.





developments”. “These could include logistics facilities, utilities, electrical supply roads and that sort of thing,” says Mayer. Mayer also went into more detail on the crown land transfers that have been arranged with the provincial and federal governments. There will be two major areas that will be transferred from the governments to the Coast Tsimshian: the point-lands to the north of the city, as well as a parcel provincial crown lands beside the current Fairview terminal. Alan S. Hale photo These lands will be leased Andrew Mayer, explains how the new agreement with Coast Tsimshian from the First Nations by the will apply to phase II construction. port authority to be used in phase II, which Mayer given to the First Nations, which contracts would give First Nations says will begin as soon as the when the agreement was first preferential treatment, or even a port reaches 500,000 TEUs. announced appeared to be no-bid ballpark estimate. They expect this will happen contracts. The agreement also provides 346 Stiles Place, at the end of this year at the “This is not intended to create employment opportunities to Prince Rupert earliest, or the end of 2012 at exclusive opportunities for First members of the Coast Tsimshian (250) 62P-IZZA (7-4992) the latest. Nations to obtain port-related First Nations. The port authority The Tsimshian will also be contracts. It is intended to give them will require the developer in charge receiving financial payments an opportunity to obtain some of of the phase II port expansion to from the port authority the contracts that become available set aside 50 jobs for First Nations as compensation for “the from port-related developments,” members and over the next 10 infringements from the says Mayer. years the port authority expects to development and construction First Nations will be given create 150 permanent jobs for local container terminal itself”. preferential treatment on some Aboriginal workers. These payments would begin contracts and as soon as construction begins allowed to place a ◆ $8.6 MILLION PROJECT on the phase II expansion. bid for them first, When asked how much but the bid must money the port authority be competitive would end up paying to the and they must First Nations, Mayer declined possess the to say because the deal has not qualifications for officially been signed yet. the project. Mayer By Shaun Thomas Mayer also discussed the wouldn’t say what time only” The Northern View contract opportunities being percentage of

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Cullen visits City Council meeting By Monica Lamb-Yorski The Northern View When Federal NDP candidate Nathan Cullen showed up at the Prince Rupert City Council Committee Meeting of the Whole Tuesday evening, Mayor Jack Mussallem immediately asked if he would answer some questions from City Council. Cullen was there because environmental activist Jennifer Rice had invited him to hear her present concerns to council about Enbridge Northern Gateway’s platinum sponsorship of the upcoming North Central Local Government Association’s conference taking place in Prince Rupert May 11 – 13. Councillor Sheila GordonPayne opened the discussion with Cullen by asking how equipped he is to take forward the City’s strategic priorities to the federal government, given this is a time of election and of particular opportunity for Prince Rupert’s voice to be heard. “I’m specifically thinking of things like the port and the Tsimshian Access Project. I wonder how you are feeling about that and if there’s anything else

we can provide you with?” asked Gordon-Payne. In addition, said the mayor, the rail and utility corridor to Ridley Island, and the development of Watson Island, are the city’s top priorities. Cullen told council he and other MPs had discussions with the federal government proposing that the quickest and best way to move money into the economy is through the gas tax. Adding a penny or two to the funds that come to the cities from the federal government would put the decision making process closer to the people, rather than setting up another bureaucracy within the government, he explained. “The government resisted that as a policy, I think for a couple of reasons. It’s harder to take credit, if it’s the City that makes the decision. If this City had received a couple of million dollars back, which you could leverage with your own money and provincial money, to do any of those three projects that you’ve talked about, then that would have been your choice, and harder for a federal minister to show up and cut a ribbon for,” Cullen said. According to Cullen, one of the

greatest barriers for the City of Prince Rupert growing stronger is the access to the airport and access to the communities of Metlakatla and Lax Kw’alaams and the ability to benefit from what the coast has to offer. “It shouldn’t be a hassle for people to come here anymore than it is already,” he said. Switching topics, Mayor Mussallem reiterated the community’s concern around the pending removal Alan S. Hale photo of the Coast Guard vessel Manager of the Prince Rupert branch of TD Bank, Lucy Mackey, Point Henry and replacing presents a $700 donation for the Prince Rupert Wildlife Shelter to it with a 47ft lifeboat, and Gunther Golinia. TD employees raised the money by holding an Earth Day bake sale on April 21 along with a silent desert auction. asked if there’s been any reconsideration or update. “The public campaign that was initiated out of Prince a done deal. She told Cullen she would like Rupert had ripple effects all down “It’s about saving money. The him to map out a plan to work the coast and onto Vancouver Commissionaire was upfront about with communities in the region to Island,” Cullen said, adding that that. He didn’t want us to have any help further develop the Pacific he presented the 1,100 signature- delusions,” said Cullen. Gateway corridor through the petition from the North Coast to “But we’re still fighting entire riding. parliament. back and trying to make it “Let’s create our own destiny The petition caught people’s part of the federal election because if we wait, what we’re attention and resulted in Cullen campaign.” clearly hearing tonight is that meeting with the Commissionaire The discussion closed with a Ottawa will do things in isolation, of the Coast Guard. At the meeting suggestion from Gordon-Payne and we can’t count on government he heard the Coast Guard’s hope is that council and Cullen work to do it for us, we need to do it,” to harmonize the fleet and that it’s more closely if he is re-elected. she said.


North Coast MLA outlines his priorities for short sitting By Alan S. Hale The Northern View The legislature in Victoria opened for business last week after a turbulent period where both main political parties fell into their own leadership crisis and then had to find a new one. Now the parties returned with a brand new Premier who doesn’t actually have a seat in the chamber, and a new leader of the opposition. MLA’s won’t be working for very long, mind you. The government has decided to cut the sitting down to only five weeks, which is about half its usual length, something that doesn’t sit well with local MLA Gary Coons, who thinks that members haven’t been able to do their jobs very often in the past year. “Four days in 10 months is all we’ve been there. I think British Columbians expect more from their government,” says Coons.

Even with only a couple weeks before the chamber is dismissed again, Coons says that he has a lot of priorities for this session. The first being is a review of the provincial budget. “The last time the budget came out, the estimates they gave was 146 hours and now we’re down to about 90hours where we are able to scrutinize the ministry budgets, their spending and their priorities. Which breaks MLA Gary Coons down to $400-million per hour that we have to fly through trying to hold the government to account,” says Coons. Coons says one of the obvious priorities that he and his party will be carefully watching the Liberals for is their efforts to prevent the HST from being repealed during this fall’s referendum. Government

“Four days in 10 months is all we’ve been there. I think British Columbians expect more from their government.”

funding towards the “yes” and “no” campaigns is supposed to be equal, but Coons doesn’t trust the Liberals to not use their position as the governing party to their advantage. The NDP will also be fighting to discredit Clark government on their “families first” message. Coons says that Christy Clark’s record on families is “both scary and dismal,” claiming that she and her party cut things like long-term care beds, and cut the budget for the Ministry of Children and Families by 11 per cent while she was the minister. Another opposition priority, according to Coons, will be more emphasis on the fisheries in the province. The NDP recently appointed MLA Michael Sather to the newly created position of Fisheries Critic, despite the fact that the fisheries fall under federal jurisdiction. “All the maritime provinces, they have fisheries ministers who advocate on behalf of the fisheries. But here, the fisheries come under the Ministry of Agriculture and Land. So we created a fisheries critic to

look at where we need to go with the fishing industry and the huge economic impact that it has,” says Coons. Coons says that the opposition will also be looking into forestry. The NDP’s new leader, Adrian Dix said he wants to cut back on the amount of raw logs that the province exports to encourage new projects such as lumber and pulp mills inside the province, rather

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Impacts of increased minimum wage a point of debate By Martina Perry The Northern View A report recently released by the Fraser Institute states that because Premier Christy Clark has increased British Columbia’s minimum wage to $10.25 an hour by May of 2012, more than 52,000 jobs will be lost in the Province. North Coast MLA Gary Coons says he disagrees with the reports findings. In the Fraser Institutes “Fraser Alert” report it states that last year close to 60 per cent of people making minimum wage in the Province were between the ages of

15 and 24, with about 86 percent of those workers still living at home with their family. In the report, it also states that studies made over the last three decades have examined the impact of minimum wage increases on employment and that the findings were that a 10 percent wage increase would decrease employment among young workers by 3 and 6 percent. Based on the Canadian research, the authors calculate that an increase in B.C.’s minimum wage to $10.25 per hour from $8 per hour will result in job losses ranging from 9,391 jobs to 52,194 jobs. “While increasing the minimum

wage may be done with good intentions, the facts show that it has very negative consequences,” started Niels Veldhuis, the Fraser Institute’s senior economist and the co-author of Estimating the Economic Impact of British Columbia’s Minimum Wage Increase. “When governments impose high labour costs on businesses, employers react by hiring fewer workers and reducing the number of hours employees work.” Many people, NDP MLA Gary Coons disagree. It has been shown that a minimum wage increase would

improve the well being of low aged workers and wouldn’t have an adverse affect on jobs. Back in 2006 there were statements made by 650 American Economists that said that.” Commented Coons. “When we look at our minimum wage it hasn’t increased in nine years under the BC Liberals. It’s the lowest minimum wage in the country. Before 2001 we had the highest minimum wage Jim Sinclair, the president of the B.C.

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Falcon have left the door open to making the HST more palatable with further exemptions, or reducing the rate once the agreement with Ottawa allows it. But Lekstrom noted that reducing the provincial share of the HST from seven to six per cent would cost the treasury $800 million, and the budget is already in deficit. The regional conference calls included two survey questions, where participants could choose between four options by pressing different numbers. One referred to the rising revenues projected from the HST, asking if they should be used to pay down debt, increase services or cut other taxes. The other asked how the province should raise the money to undo the HST and repay the

The B.C. government says 27,000 people stayed on the phone for the first of Finance Minister Kevin Falcon’s harmonized sales tax “town halls” in Surrey Wednesday night. Another 5,900 people in the Peace River region responded to the recorded invitation to hear local MLA Blair Lekstrom defend the HST, and explain why he returned to the B.C. Liberal cabinet after quitting last year in the face of a taxpayer revolt. The regional telephone conference calls are to continue in the next two weeks, calling listed home phones in each region for an hour-long question and answer session on the tax, and what happens if voters reject it in a mail-in ballot in June. Lekstrom was asked about the impact of HST on farmers and oil and gas workers in northeastern B.C., and whether the government would abide by the results of CITY OF the referendum. One PRINCE RUPERT caller referred to it as the “ripoff tax,” and NOTICE others said the region 2011 FIVE YEAR FINANCIAL PLAN BYLAW is losing even more NO. 3309, 2011 business as people head PURSUANT TO for the Alberta border SECTION 166 to shop for goods and OF THE COMMUNITY CHARTER services. The City of Prince Rupert presented their proposed Five Year Lekstrom said the Financial Plan Bylaw on April 26, 2011 at the regularly scheduled HST is no more of a Council meeting. Council is inviting public comment. Persons interested in commenting on the proposed Bylaw may submit their burden in the north comments in writing or by addressing Council at the following because it doesn’t meeting: increase heating or fuel Monday, May 9, 2011 costs beyond existing 7:00 P.M. Council Chambers - City Hall carbon tax and other 424 - 3rd Avenue West levies. And he promised Prince Rupert, B.C. the government would The 2011 Five Year Financial Plan Bylaw is available for public accept a simple majority inspection at City Hall. Copies may also be obtained from our website: or in the Customer Service area of City Hall. vote to restore the old To obtain additional information or to submit comments please provincial sales tax contact Chief Financial Of¿cer Dan Rodin. without expanding its Kindly submit your comments by 12:00 p.m. on May 9, 2011. base. Dan Rodin “If this vote is to reject the HST and go Chief Financial OfÀcer City Hall back, we are going back 424 3rd Avenue West to the way it was,” he Prince Rupert, B.C. said. Ph: 250-627-0935 Both Lekstrom and

Federation of Labour also disagrees. “They’re not going to cut jobs as a result of going from $8 an hour to $10.25 over a year. Good wages actually help them...Last time I looked, people with money in their pockets spend that money in small businesses.”

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North Coast COMING EVENTS MAY 1-7, 2011 - BC ANNUAL DANCE COMPETITION - Lester Center of the Arts. Performances Daily from 9am. Gala Saturday May 7th. Volunteers Needed. Please contact 250-622-7793 or 250-6242976.

MAY 5 - Do you love Prince Rupert? Do you have stories that you can share with our Cruise Ship Visitors? Know how to give directions? Then we need you! :) There is a meeting this Thursday, May 5, for anyone who is interested in being a Cruise ship ambassador. It takes place at the Northwest Community College, room 190, at 7 pm.

May 8 - The Pioneer Hostel is celebrating 10 years with an open house beginning at two p.m.

May 15 - Cornerstone MB Church presents Basic Christian Growth Classes starting at 6:30 pm. Everyone Welcome. Call 250-6271033 for details.

May 28 - The Kaien Anti-Poverty Society is holding the 2nd Spring Gala on May 28th in the Crest Hotel Banquet Room. There will be dining, dancing, entertainment and lots of items to auction. Call 250-627-5277 for more information.

May 29 - The Prince Rupert Rotary Community Choir presents its 21st annual Sweete Serenade coffee and dessert concert on Sunday, May 29, at the Highliner Inn. The concert will feature the choral highlights of the season’s repertoire and the swinging sounds of our guests, the Secondary School Jazz Ensemble. Tickets, which include door prizes, coffee or tea and scrumptious homemade desserts, are $15 and are available in advance at Four Seasons Flowers or from choir members. Doors open at 6:30 and entertainment begins at 7:00 PM.

June 9 -12 - 33rd annual Seafest celebration. This year’s theme is Northern Paradise. Visit to download application forms, or call the Prince Rupert Special Events Society at 250.624.9118


PROSTATE AND BLADDER CANCER April Meeting Cancelled, next mtg. May 4. For all those diagnosed with cancer as well as their support persons. 7:30pm, Rm 430, Prince Rupert Regional Hospital. 250-6226533

CORNERSTONE MB CHURCH Free Coffee and snacks each Tues and Wed, 10:00am - Noon. 202 6th Ave West. Call 250-627-1033 for details. See you there!


CORNERSTONE MB CHURCH Sunday Celebration every week @ 10:30am, Everyone Welcome.Call 250-627-1033 for details.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS - DRUG PROBLEM? We Can Help. Monday 8:00-9:00pm, 223 4th Ave East, Presbyterian Church (side door). Tuesday - 8:00-9:00pm, 460 McBride St. (side door), Lutheran Church. For addicts only please.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS - If you want to stop drinking, take the first step and call us. Prince Rupert A.A. 250-627-1119.

FRIENSHIP HOUSE - Mental Health Liaison Drop In sessions. Wednesday and Thursday 9-11:30am, Friday 9-10:45am. Activity Room. For more information contact Dean Wilson, 250-627-1717.

AFFNO invites everyone to join us for coffee and socializing in French every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at Cowpuccino’s @ 6:00 pm, call 250-627-1313 or email

KAPS “Weed N Feed” community garden has garden plots available for Spring planting. For Further Information call 250-6275277 KAPS

KAPS Pro Bono Services for people in need of free legal advice. Clinics are held at 571 McKay St. If you are in need of legal advice please contact us at 250-627-5277 KAPS

ST. ANDREW’S ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL - Prayer and Praise service every Friday @ 7:30pm. Come and sing praises with us.

P.R. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Monthly meeting every 3rd Monday of the month. For info call Dorothy @ 250-6222251.

ADULT Sm’Algyax Language classes Tuesday eve. 7 pm - 8:30 pm at Roosevelt School, Rm 202. Everyone welcome to join us for speaking, reading, writing, fun and games!

THE WOMEN IN BUSINESS breakfast is held on the last Wednesday of every month at 8 a.m. at Johnny B’s in the Coast Hotel. This group offers women in busines an opportunity to network with other women in an informative and fairly informal environment. If you are interested in attending, please contact the Chamber office at 250-6242296.

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49. Chicken-to-be 50. Fairy-tale baddie 51. Ivan or Peter 52. From head to ____ 53. Friend 54. Bear necessity? 55. Alter for length 56. Add to 57. Techie 59. Grain-storage tower 61. Lively intelligence 64. Motorcycle adjunct 66. Lullaby 67. Jerry Mathers role 70. Piano wheel 73. Fatigued 74. Conform to 77. Vacuum bottle 81. Hustle and bustle 82. Anxious 83. Nick Nolte film, with “The” 84. Period 85. Stag guests 86. Merge 87. Seed covering

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Civil Engineering Technologist 1 or 2 (one position) District of Kitimat full time permanent - starting wage $29.24-$42.62, depending on education & experience. Civil Technologist diploma preferred. Reporting to the Engineering Services Manager, duties include a variety of infrastructure investigations, surveying, design, contract preparation, inspection and material testing on projects related to the municipality’s water, sewer, drainage and transportation systems. Candidates should be proficient in using electronic survey equipment, computer assisted design using AutoCad 3D, and MS Office. Valid BC driver’s licence required. For more information contact personnel at or 250-632-8900 (Closing date May 27, 2011)

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It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our Son and Brother Vic Barasso, on Saturday February 26, 2011. He will be sadly missed by family and friends. Victor is predeceased by his father Victor Sr. December 26, 2008. He is survived by his mother AnneLise Barasso, Sister Anne-Lise (Muki) Barasso and Brothers Gord (Marlene) and Norm Stokkeland (Caroline McKay).


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Maintenance Worker I The District of Port Edward is offering a career opportunity for a team player who would like to work in a small staff environment. The District of Port Edward is a small community of 600 people that is situated 15 kilometers from the City of Prince Rupert on the beautiful PaciÀc North Coast. With the new container port operational in Prince Rupert the PaciÀc Northwest will be undergoing signiÀcant changes over the next few years. This will be an exciting time as we deal with the growth and opportunities that this and other projects will bring to our communities. Reporting to the Foreman this unionized position is required to do general labour duties including driving ride on mowers, other District vehicles and the use of power tools and equipment. The ideal candidate would have a minimum of: Class 3 driver’s license with air endorsement, 5 years experience working with municipal infrastructure such as water and sewer lines, water and sewer treatment and other related duties. Be in good physical condition and have a grade 12 education. The District of Port Edward has a collective agreement with CUPE that runs through to December 31, 2013. The current rate of pay for Maintenance Worker I position is $25.21 per hour. As well as offering good beneÀts the District encourages professional development opportunities and these are supported by the District. QualiÀed applicants are requested to forward their resume with three references and a drivers abstract to the undersigned by 4:30 p.m. on May 24, 2011. Ron Bedard, CAO District of Port Edward PO BOX 1100 Port Edward, BC, V0V 1G0 Fax: 250-628-9225 e-mail: We thank those persons in advance who submit applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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THE LEMARE Group is currently seeking a full time highway low bed driver. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email: WINTER HARBOUR, BC. Master Mechanic logging. Full time. 10 years experience minimum. Welding, excellent diagnostics, physically fit, all logging equipment. References required. Fax or email your resume to 250-969-4222 or

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With over 90 publications in BC. We are deeply connected. Experienced “Yard Truck” Driver (Full Time) Quickload CEF Inc. is seeking a full time Yard Truck Driver for its Prince Rupert based container stuf¿ng and transload yard operations business.

The Port of Prince Rupert, Canada’s second largest West Coast port with the deepest natural harbour in North America, has an exciting career opportunity for a highly-motivated individual to join the team as:

BUSINESS ANALYST Reporting to the Director, Business Development, the Business Analyst provides marketing and business support through market research and analysis to assist the Port in effectively managing its lines of business, understanding market trends and opportunities, and helping the Port achieve optimum usage of its existing facilities and services, and the development of new facilities and services in response to customer needs. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Economics or Marketing and one to three years’ of related experience. The ideal candidate would also possess strong spoken and written communications skills, and perform well individually as well as in a team environment. More details regarding this exciting career opportunity is available at the Port’s website at: This position is open until ¿lled. Individuals of aboriginal descent are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in con¿dence to: Director, Human Resources Prince Rupert Port Authority 200 – 215 Cow Bay Road Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1A2 Fax: (250) 627-8980 Email:

A well-established Highway, Heavy Civil and Mining Construction Contractor in Southern BC is seeking an experienced Civil Construction Superintendent for a fulltime, year-round position. You must be a highly motivated, self-starting individual. Responsibilities to include: • The planning and schedul-

ing of day to day construction operations including personnel and equipment delegation. Demonstrate and develop a positive relationship with all staff, owners and subcontractors. Knowledge of all aspects of WCB and Ministry of Mines Regulations. Ensure all safety values are met or exceeded.

You will be completing all tasks and duties required for driving around the Yard, as well as maintaining and general maintenance on the truck.

Tasks and duties will include: • carrying out routine vehicle checks

Please forward Resume in the strictest of confidence to:

• be able to back up 40’ containers to the loading area • making sure that the load is correctly placed and is secure • driving containers to and from the loading area according to site requirements • collecting mileage from chassis • maintaining a log book with details of trips as well as maintenance requirements • maintain good communications with the dispatch coordinator To successfully secure this opportunity, you must: • have at least two years truck-driving experience • have a Class 1 licence • be reliable, punctual and self-motivated • have a great attitude and strong work ethic Hourly rate will be discussed during the interview. Application deadline is May 16th, 2011. Please email or fax a resume and cover letter to: Jonathan Hunt, Operations Supervisor Quickload CEF Inc., Transload Division Fax : (250) 624-5249

Nicole Best Rudderham Original Art/Portraits Classes Monthly 315-3rd Ave. West, P.R.


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Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay ROUND BALES for sale, dry in the barn. Please call (250)846-5855


Cutie Paws Grooming Only those short-listed will be contacted.

Located in Pacific Coast Vet

Check Classifieds!

Call 778-884-PAWS




Volunteers Wanted CITY OF PRINCE RUPERT COMMITTEE OPENINGS The City of Prince Rupert is advertising for volunteers to serve on the Library Board. If you are interested in helping shape the future of the community, then please submit a letter of interest by May 13, 2011. Please include either your Resume or Statement of QualiÀcations when s u b m i t t i ng your letter of interest to the address below. Corporate Administration City Hall 424 - 3rd Avenue West, V8J 1L7 Ph: 250.627.0934 Email:

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Pets & Livestock


Merchandise for Sale


For Tim Cox Saturday, May 14, 2011 @ 10:00 am

DOG OBEDIENCE classes SATURDAYS May 21 - June 18 Jan Palmer


Merchandise for Sale

Auctions AUCTION SALE Saturday, June 4, 2011 @ 11 a.m. For Little Bear Ranch Ltd. Cross Francois Lake ferry, follow Keefe’s Landing Rd 40km to Ootsa Nadina Road, turn left and go East to 27 3/4km (#45249) turn right, 2km in. 1994 JD 6400 tractor - 86 h.p., 4x4 / 640 loader - hay forks and lumber forks. 1130 MF tractor / cab / new clutch and hyd pump - 130 h.p. 12’ Ezee On comb disc / hyd / on wheels. 12’ Malco finish disc / hyd / on wheels. 10’ tandem finish disc. 8’ PM one way breaking disc. 10’ field packer. 12’ Brillion grass seeder. 12’ MF seed drill / grass and fert attach. 1995 NH 492 - Haybine swather (9 1/2’). IHC #37 square baler. PZ 2000 hay tether. Farmhand 450 powerbox manure spreader (7 yd). Round bale feeders. 1994 Japa firewood processor. 1995 Chev 2500 ext cab - 4x4 - 350 eng - 5 speed. 1981 - IHC - 5 ton truck / hoist - 345 eng - 5 speed / 2 speed split. 1957 Chev - 2 ton / hoist - 235 eng 4 speed / 2 speed rearend. 12’ fibreglass boat. Delta grinder on stand, Assoc machine drill press, Sears jointer, Monarch cement mixer, several older outboard motors, Sears wood range. For information call:

Richie at 250-698-7377 or 250-698-7351 or Nathan at 250-692-7478 Watch future papers for complete listing

Heavy Duty Machinery A-**Special** 53’ insulated makes Great Shop! Only $7200 freight included! And 40’HC $2800. No Rust! STEEL SHIPPING Containers/Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used/Damaged Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage.Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108

Misc. for Sale 100% GUARANTEED Omaha Steaks. Save 64% on the Family Value Collection. Now only $49.99 Plus three free gifts and right-to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler. Order today. 1-888-702-4489 mention code 45069SVD or 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. BUILDING SALE Canadian Manufacturer Direct. 25x40 $6320. 30x40 $7370. 35x50 $9980. 40x80 $18,900. 47x100 $31,600. Ends optional. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980, 1800-668-5422. CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991 CAN’T GET up your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. 1-866-981-6591. DO-IT-YOURSELF steel buildings priced to clear - Make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure - 1800-668-5111 ext. 170. HOT TUB covers & accessories. Lowest price, highest quality. All sizes and colours available. 1-888-611-7660.

Sale location: Southside of Francois Lake @ 57964 Eakin Settlement Rd, cross Francois Lake ferry, straight to Takysie Lake Store, go 15kms to the 3 way junction, turn right towards the Spillway, follow signs. 3kms to the house. First 1/2 hr of auction will be a very large coin collection. Land: 20 acre property w/ a 30x40’ 2 story hip roof Log house w/ full basement. Comes w/ RSF Furnace & electric back up, fridge & electric oven. Stone fireplace upstairs in the sunken living room, 4 bdrms, 3 bthrms & sunroom off the living room w/ option for open office/library area overlooking living room. This is a beautiful home the logs have been re-oiled and refurbished. There is nice deck off master bdrm & a 2 sided wrap deck leading out of the living room. There is an 8x8 concrete cold room, good for hanging meat or root cellar. This property comes w/ a double bay shop 24x24 & several outbuildings including woodshed. There is a private access road to Skins Lake Equipment & Vehicles: 96 Ford 3/4 ton 7.3 liter diesel 4X4 crew cab pickup, 1980 Dodge 1 ton tilt flat deck, 1990 Dodge 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup, Dodge Van completely camperized, 1997 Freightliner tandem axle tractor, 2007 26’ Springfield travel trailer in new condition, tandem axle pull type stock trailer, 2 4x4 70 HP Belarus tractors w/ front end loaders, Massy Ferguson 135 diesel tractor, 110 Honda trail bike, Hawkeye 300 ATV, 250 ATV, 500 Arctic Cat snowmobile, single axle car hauler for behind vehicle, scoop mobile loader w/ 471 Jimmy engine & Grapple, Erskine snow blower for Bobcat Sawmills & Lumber: Custom portable sawmill all steel w/ 471 Jimmy engine, hydrostatic clutch, all hydraulic operating including hydraulic niger and electric set w/ portable Coots Edger w/ 2 cylinder Jimmy engine. Scrag Mill 8 & 12‘ all steel w/ completely portable 471 Jimmy engine. Both theses mills are professionally designed & built well, Jockey Grinder for sawmill large selection of good quality lumber Equipment: Lind 3 pt hitch post pounder, 3 pt hitch fertilizer spreader, new 2008 Ford pickup box w/ lights & bumper, bale forks, riding lawn mower, snow blower Tools: Miller portable welder, boom hoist w/ electric winch for pickup bed, hydraulic wood splitter, air compressor, acetylene set, tidy tank fuel pumps, 2500 Coleman generator, mechanic tool boxes w/ tools, air staplers, 2 new fire pumps Household/yard furnishings: 4 complete bdrm suites, Chesterfield suites, sectional suites, regular & glass front bookcases, end/coffee tables, kitchen items, fridge, 2 deep freezers, stackable washer & dryer, flat screen TV, lamps, Oak table round pedestal w/ 4 chairs, patio furniture, swing sets, picnic tables, big bbq, yard hammock, pellet stove, wood stove Antiques: 2 wood cook stoves - Mclarry Charm white 36” complete & Pontiac 40” No3 w/ water-jacket (b&w), National Treadle sewing machine, Royal typewriter, 1850’s(?), Bent wood Oak arm chair, old school desk, antique wall chalk board, early American oak hall table (claw foot), 3 door bow front Oak vanity (claw foot), Doherty piano player, antique telephone, original oxen drawn road grader - this grader built the road from ferry landing to Ootsa Lake, antique horse harness, French horns, very large selection of very nice large & small Antiques Tack: 3 brand new saddles, 3 good used saddles, set of new driving harness for 1200 lb horses all leather & studded. At 4pm we will have a draw for a Gold nugget ear ring & necklace set or the winner can deduct $250 off their bill. Consignments are welcome, please contact us early so we can advertise. Condition Of Sale: Cash & Check with identification, sorry no Credit Cards. Items are As Is Condition ~ Not responsible for accidents.

Mike’s Auction Ltd. (250) 694-3497 or cell: (250) 692-6107 Email:

Real Estate




Misc. for Sale

Acreage for Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

20 ACRES $0 down, $99/mo. Only $12,900 near growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner financing,no credit checks! Money back Guarantee free color brochure 800755-8953 BC Cherry Orchard 10 acres. www.bccherr BIG BEAUTIFUL Arizona land $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. One hour from Tucson Int’l Airport. Guaranteed financing, no credit checks. Pre-recorded msg. 1-800-631-8164 Code 4001

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PANDORA CHARM clearance Save 80%. sterling silver charms as low as $1.99. Fits Pandora, Chamilia,Troll. Major Internet retailer. Log on to save PR: Beachcomber HOT TUB 8-10 person, new lid, rebuilt pump. comes with chemicals and breaker. $4000 OBO.

250-624-8448 SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw - Spring Sale - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Make money and save money In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195. 1-800-5666899 Ext.400OT Silver Buyer in Town Now. Buying Old Coins, Collections, Silver, Sterling,Flatware, Gold, Jewelry, etc. 1-800-948-8816

Garage Sales

Garage Sales PR: 1629 2nd Ave West, Sat May 7, 8:30am - 12 Noon.

PR: 1807 Kootenay Ave Sat May 7, 9am - 1pm. (No Early Birds please) Lots of teaching supplies, baby and children’s toys, clothes, furniture, electronics, CD’s and lots of misc. items. Rain or Shine!! PR: 576 Pillsbury Ave, Sat May 7, 9am - 12 noon. Misc. Items. PR: Two Family Garage Sale, 204 11th St. May 7, 9am 1pm. No Early Birds. Toys, Baby Stuff, too much to list. Rain or Shine.

Small Ads work! Education/Tutoring

For Sale By Owner LAKELSE LAKE- 2217 1st Ave., Terrace, 4.4 acres, 240 ft. beach front, lrg timber, older 4 bdrm frame log house(1400sq.ft.) 250-6350034

Mobile Homes & Parks WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737 509-4819830 or

Mortgages Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent PR: 1 bdrm Apt with W/D. 1743 7th Ave East. Non Smoker, avail May 16, $525/mo. Contact Joe 250-624-2546

1741 Kootenay Ave Prince Rupert, BC V8J 4A3 Contact Property Manager - Ron Morgan Telelphone: 250-627-1407 or Apt #202 1 and 2 bedrooms (No Pets)

McBride & 8th Prince Rupert Unfurnished - Furnished (Furnished short Term Rentals Available) Close to downtown Adult-oriented No Pets

PR: Gym is free when you rent this ground floor 2 bdrm suite @ Oasis Apts. Call Erin @ Randall North Real Estate 250-624-9490


Buying, Selling?

Commercial/ Industrial Property

Commercial/ Industrial Property

FOR SALE OR LEASE - Bowling alley - 12000 sq ft building - kitchen, grill, banquet hall - on over an acre lot.



Located at a strategic corner on 3rd west Grocery Store - 3 garage workshop -plus 10,000 Sq Ft of vacant land

Clean & Renovated 1 & 2 bdrm Suites

Furnished & Un-Furnished. Quiet Tenants. On Site Management.

K&C APARTMENTS 423-3rd Ave. West. in Pr. Rupert. 2 blocks from college. One bedroom apartments. Hardwood floors. Laundry services, heat incl. Security entrance. Rent $550/mo.. Phone Jeff @ 250-627-6168

For more information call Shama Vohora at 778-245-1535 email:

Real Estate

Gym, Hot Tub & Sauna.

Real Estate


References Required.

“When experience matters” er rs”

Elaine Hembroff



417 3rd Ave West, Prince Rupert BC V8J 1L6 Phone: 250-627-SOLD (7653) Fax: 250-624-4902 Over 20 years of Real Estate experience working for you

Melanie Erickson

PRINCE RUPERT 250-627-9463

Spring into action with these great buys!

Targeted Initiative for Older Workers Job Skills Training Opportunity May 24th - August 19th 2011 The Mature Workers Program is for mature people who are: • Unemployed • Between 50-64, (emphasis on 55-64) and 65+ (if planning to stay in the workforce for 2 or more years) • Legally entitled to work in Canada and live in an eligible community/region • Lacking skills required for successful integration into new employment • Ready and committed to returning to work • Are non EI eligible and have not received EI in the last 3 years The Mature Workers Program offers: • Thirteen weeks of paid participation • Classroom-based skill development - including job searching and career planning • Funding to access training at local educational institutions/training agencies • Income support for in-classroom training • Wage subsidy for on-the-job training The Mature Workers application process: • Fill out an application at Hecate Strait Employment Development Society by May13th, 2011 • For more information call Lisa 250-624-9498 ex #31 Funded in part by the Government of British Columbia through the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers



1908 6th Ave 1812 Kootenay 226 East 11th 1144 East 8th 551 West 9th 1006 Alfred St 748-754 Evergreen Drive 119 Gull 1727 East 7th 1438 Overlook 1109 Water Street 868-870 Fulton 90 Hays Cove 1525 11th Ave East 309 9th Ave West 1003 2nd Ave West 108 Collart Place 909 Prince Rupert Blvd 623 7th Ave West 102 Raven St 1638 8th East 889 Borden 800 McBride Spero’s 739 Alfred 1600 E 8th

N207491 N200896 Reduced N203340 N207492 SOLD N205505 N206206 N207328 New Listing N206861 N206707 REDUCED N207097 N207253 N207266 N207527 N207539 N207599 N207603 New Listing N208342 New Listing N208523 REDUCED N208604 New Listing N207865 N208340 N207880 N N209176 New listing N209041 New listing


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250-627-7551 •

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Apt/Condo for Rent




APARTMENTS 2 & 3 Bedrooms Clean, safe, well maintained.

CLIFFSIDE APARTMENTS 1123-1137 Borden Street Adult-oriented. Quiet location with harbour view. Heat and hot water included. Minutes walking to downtown and hospital. References required. 1, 2, or 3 bedroom suites. Some furnished. Prince Rupert


ROOSEVELT HEIGHTS APARTMENTS 3 bedroom apartments. Heat and hot water included. No smoking. No pets $700 per month. References required.

Phone 250-627-8123

Commercial/ Industrial WAREHOUSE FOR RENT

From $550/month Call Clayton 627-6697

Great for family living. Some units heat included. From $550/month

46â&#x20AC;&#x2122;10â&#x20AC;? x 24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Crab Vessel 450 HP Electronic, New 3406 CAT 2006 Packs 600+ traps Trap Limit 875 Boat, Area A Crab License and Gear Price Negotiable Contact Fred

Call Chris 624-3546


If you see a wildďŹ re, report it to




1-800-663-5555 or *5555


on most cellular networks.

Legal Notices



Antiques / Classics ATTENTION COLLECTORS 1980 CAMARO, only 50,000 K on reblt punched 305 eng. 3 spd. $2,800. Call for more info. 250-523-9762. (Logan Lake)

Scrap Car Removal SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288


in Prince Rupert BC Industrial Park Big overhead doors 1 - 2150 sq. ft.

Call 250-624-2725

Duplex / 4 Plex AVAILABLE FOR RENT 1 bdrm suite with Washer and Dryer $520 per month. References required!

Call 250-627-1715 or 250-624-5955

Homes for Rent PR: Bach. Cabin, $450/mo. Bright 1Bed. House, w/ great view $550/mo. 2 Bed. House, bright, off st. prkg, W/D hook ups, $600/mo. All w/ el. heat, located on 7th Ave W, avail now. 250-624-5605 PR: Small 2 bdrm home, F/S, D/W. Close to town, gas heat, N/S N/P, N/Partyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Looking for quiet, single person. Bsmt not incl. Call 250-624-6557 PR: Spacious 2 Bdrm, W/D hookup, storage, off st prkg, gas heat + HW, N/S, N/P, reliable tenants need only apply; ref. reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. $750/mo. + SD, 250-627-1208

VARIOUS RENTAL HOMES available from $550 to $950 per month. Visit or phone Erin at Randall North R.E.S.


Rooms for Rent

Rooms starting at $39/daily, $199/weekly, $599/monthly, Students $499/monthly. All-inclusive. 250-600-1680

Suites, Lower PR: 1222 6th East 1Bdrm Suite, for single person ldry rm., off street prk. NP NS Ref. Req $450/mo. +SD 250-627-1208

Suites, Upper PR: 3 bdrm, with view on Graham Ave. Avail May 1. 250622-7033


24â&#x20AC;&#x2122; FIBREGLASS/ Aluminum boat 7 1/2â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Beam; 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Ht; 16â&#x20AC;? draft; 150hp Yamaha; 100 gal. gas; Dickinson heater; Radio phone; Sounder; glass bottom for viewing ďŹ sh; double axel trailer; ďŹ shing gear included.

Notice is hereby given that Rainbow Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ltd, 1105 Chamberlin Ave, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 4J5 will be selling a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix SE1, VIN: 1G2WK52J63F103551 Owner Reginald Percival, to cover incurred debt of $2331.74. Vehicle will be sold at Rainbow Chrysler at 2pm on Friday, May 13, 2011. Bids may be submitted to Chris Kontzie.

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Asking $18,000 OBO Call 250-624-3662

26â&#x20AC;&#x2122; CAMPION COMMAND BRIDGE Volvo Diesel Dual Props Cruising Speed: 17 knots Total Power: 200hp Depth Sounder, Compass, Radar, FishďŹ nder, Fridge 7â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dinghy, 25hp kicker $15,000.00 Call 250-624-9331 for details or leave a msg.

Legal Notices



Legal Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: ESTATE OF IVEY TOFTAGER, ALSO KNOWN AS IVEY VIOLA TOFTAGER FORMERLY OF 322 SEVENTH AVENUE WEST, PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Ivey Toftager, also known as Ivey Viola Toftager, are hereby notiĂ&#x20AC;ed under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claim should be sent to the executor c/o the law Ă&#x20AC;rm of Silversides, Merrick & McLean, 217 Third Avenue West, P.O. Box 188, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, V8J 3P7 on or before June 27, 2011 after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.

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Log exports catalyst for Kitwanga mill re-opening June 6, basically, for reopening,” Bennett said, saying this depends on getting access to timber and getting a flow of timber to a point where it can support a plant. This means about 45 people will be back to work, and Bennett expects this number to ramp up in time.

By Kat Lee Terrace Standard

A closed sawmill in Kitwanga is due to re-open, thanks in part to the demand from China for BC wood. Speaking in Terrace yesterday, Brad Bennett from mill owner Pacific BioEnergy, said maintenance workers could be back on the job as early as May 1 with operations to start the first week of June. He expects 60 per cent of the production will be sent to China with the remainder staying in the country. Prince George-based Pacific BioEnergy bought the mill and am area forest licence out of receivership in Sept. 2009 to provide a base to then build a pellet plant in the area. It now makes economic sense to reopen the mill, said Bennett. “Our target date is


Alan S. Hale photo

The Prince Rupert Self Advocacy Group held a “royal tea” on Saturday to celebrate the royal wedding and to raise money for a camping trip the group has planned.


RCMP look to locate four people Contributed The Northern View The Prince Rupert RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the below four individuals. Anyone with information is asked to

contact the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-6270700 or Crimsestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). All calls to Crimestoppers are confidential and you could receive a cash reward of up to $2000 upon an arrest and charge.



Pre-Owned Vehicles In Stock 10 PRE-OWNED CARS TO CHOOSE FROM

2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8


Civic Centre MAY 6 - 7 - 8 Francis Laverne GONU 43 Years old 5’3” tall 150 lbs Black hair Brown eyes

Angel Marie ROBINSON 20 Years old 5’3” tall 115 lbs Brown hair Hazel eyes 1 count Theft Under $5000

$ #2762A


Reasonable Offers Accepted Unreasonable Offers Considered



2007 Jeep Liberty Sport 4x4

All Day Ride Wristbands

Friday & Saturday Sunday $ 47 $

34 29 + HST

+ HST #P910

6 RIDES FOR $13.00 HST Included

Frederick George BEIL 46 Years old 5’11” tall 186 lbs Brown hair Blue eyes 1 count Impaired Operation of a motor vehicle

Gwungai Amos BROWN 38 Years old 5’10” tall 221 lbs Black hair Brown eyes 1 Count Trafficking a Controlled Substance




6 RIDES FOR $13.00 HST Included

250-624-8200 – 1-877-624-8207 $

*See dealer for details. 399 Administration fee & all taxes are additional.


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297-1st Ave. East, Prince Rupert



For Him...


Fashion that’s new, crisp and fresh. That is what you will find when you visit Prince Rupert’s newest business, SeaSport Clothing. We carry fashions for men, women and children with sturdy fabrics, crisp cottons and all the bright new season’s colours. Whether you are looking for a fashion savvy rain jacket or simply a casual sweater, you will find it at SeaSport Clothing. We carry the hottest fashion trends for this spring and summer by brand names such as Helly Hansen, Orage, Chloro Phylle and Royal Robbins Seasport Clothing Manager Corrine Hindson shows off some of her stores new stock. to name a few! If footwear is on your shopping list, then check out our huge line of crocs, in all the hottest Gift Certificates are available anytime summer styles and colours. And for those for that special person on your list! rainy Rupert days, we have BOGS and SeaSport Clothing is located at 297- 1st Kamiks available for men, women and Ave East next to the infamous SeaSport children. Outboard Marina in Prince Rupert. Accessorize your purchase with a cute Contact at 250-624-5335. handbag, belt, hat or one of our many So head on down to SeaSport Clothing pieces of fun bling! Fun, fun accessories and treat yourself to something that for a special occasion or simply to dazzle practical and affordable! up your outfit!


Sea Sport Clothing Store




Duets took centre stage at the BC Annual Dance Competition on Monday afternoon, providing a sampling of the wide variety of talents that are on display at the Lester Centre of the Arts throughout the week. The BC Annual Dance Competition continues through to May 7. Look for results from the competition in next week’s issue of the Prince Rupert Northern View.

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