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First Nations Chiefs, Hereditary Chiefs, community leaders, residents and environmental activists banded together on Thursday evening to protest Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline project at the same time a North Central Local Government Association function sponsored by the company was taking place.

Amidst the laughter, unity, and spirit of a rally against the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project, held in Prince Rupert Thursday evening, there was one word that reverberated again and again from participants. That word was no. Organizer of the rally Jenn Rice said governments may come and go, but people on the North Coast are here to stay. “Tonight let’s just walk. We say ‘no’ to Enbridge oil,” she said. Hereditary Chief Clarence Nelson of Metlakatla thanked everyone for attending and showing a spirit of unity. “We can’t fight what nature throws at us in natural disasters, we can’t fight that, but what this corporation is trying to give us, to

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protest because the conference dinner and dance was being held nearby at the North Coast Convention Centre in Chances. A teenaged boy from Kitkatla was one of several youth who took a turn at the microphone. Standing confidently he looked out into the crowd. “The youth of all the nations around us have to stand together with our elders and chiefs and say no to Enbridge. If we don’t, we’re going to have nothing and there will be nothing in the future for us. I ask all of you that we march as one, that we put aside our differences. We can’t let Enbridge come into our territories and destroy what we’ve got. They’ll try and give us money, but money can’t buy what we’ve got. We are richer than them with what we have in the ocean,” he said. See Protest, page 2

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Enbridge protesters take to the streets and the sea Rupert Mayor Jack Mussallem, City Councillor Joy Thorkelson, MLA Gary Coons and MP Nathan Cullen all taking turns at the microphone. While Mussallem encouraged participants to walk carefully in the rally and arm themselves with knowledge, he also referred to the joint panel review process for the pipeline project that will take place over the next two to three years. “It’s important that we keep informed about what’s going on with that process and that we’re all informed so that we can speak with a degree of knowledge and share our concerns,” the mayor said. It was Thorkelson, who is also the northern representative for the United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union, who pounded her fists in the air and reminded the crowd it was the fourth fight she’s participated in since her arrival on the coast. “We will win this one, we have won all the others,” she said, referring to the WALMART CORRECTION NOTICE Kitimat Oil Port Inquiry, offshore For our flyer effective May 13 – 19/11. Page 13: oil drilling Tracy and Raven Ladies’ Sandals and Page 18: inquiries in the LG Blu-ray Home Theatre-In-A-Box (#30091199) 1980s and again in will not be available. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. 2002.

Continued from page 1 His youthful energy was echoed by three youth from Bella Bella who read declarations they had shared with Enbridge when representatives visited their community recently. They spoke of protecting animals, culture and a way of life. “We will not risk our culture and our resources and our children’s future. We cannot eat oil or money, we are not for sale. Our home is not for sale,” one of them said. Louisa Smith, an elder from Lax Kw’alaams, told the crowd she rarely shares her opinions in public, but felt compelled because a way of life is being threatened. “We say no, collectively, and we hope Enbridge can take that to its minds and hearts and hear what we have to say, that we are here to protect what the creator has placed in our hands for seven generations down the line to enjoy what we have today,” Smith said. All levels of government were represented at the rally, with Prince

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Standing with Henry Clifton, President of the North Protesters march down First Avenue Coast Native Brotherhood, signs. Thorkelson said the two were united in a fight for fish and to shut the project down and talked for a clean and wonderful ocean. about grade six students who Clifton said he was the president asked him to help stop tankers of the student council at the Hartley from coming into the Great Bear Bay Day School when he fought to Rainforest. stop oil tankers on the coast. Fresh from the Enbridge AGM “When the Princess Patricia held in Calgary on May 10, Jasmine came up the channel we expected Thomas said her and a bus load of 17 boats out of Hartley Bay to stop other First Nations met with 20 her, but instead we had something board members of the company like 700 boats from all the native there. communities and Green Peace. The She read from a declaration that end of the story is that we stopped was presented to the board and them and Green Peace brought the shareholders. story all over the world,” Clifton The gist of the statement is recalled. that the laws of the First Nations Cullen recounted the first time that are tied to the land and waters he met with Enbridge five years cannot permit the Enbridge pipeline ago and was told the company project to proceed. had $1 million to promote the A decision by Canada to approve project. the project, without consent or prior “I told them the money approval of all First Nations, the would not buy the hearts and declaration added, will be a direct minds of the people in the violation of treaty rights and First Northwest who would stand Nations laws. up against the project to say “Enbridge and government can ‘no’ and say ‘yes” to protect try and downplay all the resistance the future,” Cullen said. if they want, but if there’s one thing Coons said every First that Enbridge did, it was unite us Nation in B.C. has a resolve in such a way that they don’t even

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know what they did,” Thomas told the crowd. Arnie Nagy, a Haida from Prince Rupert, also attended the Calgary AGM and praised the leadership of the youth that attended. “A 10-year-old came into the AGM to speak to the board members and shareholders. Go to YouTube and type in Shallow Waters and there will be a song she wrote about her concerns. In that meeting she told them, the collective knowledge in the room, to listen to her concerns for the future, and they listened” Nagy said. But when he told the AGM attendees oil tankers would never be allowed in the traditional waters off Haida Gwaii, the response from the board and chair was that they could change that “no” into a “yes” and that’s what they were working on. From the park, the rally proceeded to Chances where participants stopped to drum and chant outside the front entrance. Some of the delegates from the conference came out to observe. One woman said it was great to see and suggested rallies Administration de pilotage Pacific Pilotage should take place in Authority Canada du Pacifique Canada every town along the EXAMINATION FOR APPRENTICE proposed pipeline route. MARINE PILOTS - COASTAL The group marched Examinations for Apprentice Marine Pilots will be conducted by the Paci¿c down George Hills Way Pilotage Authority, in February 2012, to establish a list of applicants eligible along the waterfront, to become Apprentice Pilots in Areas 2, 3, 4, and 5 (COASTAL WATERS) of and was greeted by a the Paci¿c Pilotage Region. flotilla of local sailboats, paddlers, a surfboarder, Each applicant must be a Canadian citizen and be willing to undergo a mediand a couple of cal examination to determine mental and physical ¿tness to perform the duties porpoises. of a Pilot. Stopping directly For information on Certi¿cation and Sea-time requirements please refer to the below the balcony of Paci¿c Pilotage Regulations Sections 4 and 5 at Chances people chanted, eng/regulations/C.R.C.,_c_1270/. “No to Enbridge” while Applicants who believe they are quali¿ed should submit a written request for a dozen people from the an application form prior to 1530 hours on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, to: conference dinner came Examination out to listen. President and CEO From below Rice said Paci¿c Pilotage Authority she was overwhelmed 1000-1130 West Pender Street by the turnout and said Vancouver, BC V6E 4A4 she was thankful to Enbridge for uniting An information session on “BECOMING A COAST PILOT” will be held at BCIT Marine Campus, 265 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, BC on Monday, everyone together. June 13, 2011 at 1000. Anyone considering this exciting vocation should attend “That’s the positive this free session to get an understanding of the process. in the negative,” she added.

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Singers, RCMP in Red Serge, Charles Hays and more greeted passengers aboard the Norwegian Pearl when it pulled into Northland Terminal on Friday to kick off the 2011 cruise season in Prince Rupert.

Renewed effort greets cruise visitors By Shaun Thomas The Northern View People making their way around Prince Rupert on Friday evening would have noticed that it was anything but business as usual in town. Aside from the throngs of tourists who departed from the Norwegian Pearl walking around downtown and Cow Bay, a familiar site over the past several summers, there were also musicians performing at various places in the community, street performers plying their craft, spoken word artists and even Charles Hays standing beside his own statue. Parking in Cow Bay was also a little off as the Salmonberry Trading Company moved their market from the Courthouse lawn to the lot across from Atlin Terminal, which now includes an interpretive centre that features displays and exhibits of local ecology and First Nations Culture, to create a more concentrated area of cruise passenger attraction. It is all part of a renewed effort spearheaded by the Prince Rupert Cruise Task Force to provide a memorable and positive passenger experience for those who walk around town as opposed to taking shore excursion. “Looking through the feedback it was really positive in terms of the passengers’ impression of Prince Rupert, their time on shore and the shore excursion program even though some of it was not on line yet. In terms of engaging the independent

guests, anecdotal feedback on the buskers and street performers was very positive and the market was also very well received,” said Andrew Hamilton, Director of Business Development for the Prince Rupert Port Authority, noting that there is more to come as the season progresses. “A lot of the initiatives that have been worked on by the Cruise Task Force will really be ramping up in the first three weeks...By the third ship we’ll roll out a new cruise discovery guide that will also help with orientation and a guidebook to Prince Rupert. Tying into that, there will be interpretive stations with people telling the story of Prince Rupert.” The task force includes representatives from the Prince Rupert Port Authority, Community Futures, business leaders and agencies such as Tourism Prince Rupert and the Prince Rupert and Port Edward Economic Development Corporation. VP of Marketing and Business Development Shaun Stevenson notes that the task force is a working group that will look to improve week to week and month to month, and that a working group is also looking ahead to 2012 and 2013.

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City passes tax increase amid questions from Chamber infrastructure items such as roads and parks taking a cut. The Northern View Making a case for the rate, Councillor Anna Ashley suggested A property tax rate increase of it was a balancing act. 2.4 per cent has been set for Prince “I think that right now the Rupert in 2011. increase is a compromise from While final adoption of the tax rate occurred during a special raising the taxes any higher, but meeting on Wednesday at noon recognition that we have bills in City Hall chambers, the bulk to pay and we need to pay them. of discussion around the rate and Does that mean in the future we the City’s five-year financial plan shouldn’t be looking at changes occurred during the regular council and re-evaluating? I don’t think so. We’ve been trying to do that as we meeting on Monday evening. In opposition to the rate, try to balance cutting services and Councillor Gordon-Payne staff and providing services,” she continued to voice concerns over said. Mayor Jack Mussallem agreed a budget line showing tax income and said it’s hard to operate without from Watson Island that hasn’t raising taxes to meet rising costs. materialized, while Councillor “On an annual basis the City Bedard said she didn’t like seeing encounters nondiscretionary costs SCHEDULED FLIGHTS • CHARTERS • TOURS such as increases in hydro and gas that we have no control over,” he said, adding that this year taxes

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lessen the burden on businesses and promote a competitive economy. Building on concerns made by Councillors Gordon-Payne and Bedard in the first round of discussions about the tax rate at the April 26 council meeting, Scherr said the Chamber wanted to know why there hadn’t been cuts to the administration budget, which accounts for 70 to 80 per cent of the budget, and why council had approved over $1.6 million in grant funding to community groups before it knew what the final budget would look like. “It’s important that the budget be developed in its entirety so that all expenditures receive the same level of scrutiny,” Scherr said. City Manager Gordon Howie responded that there have been reductions in the neighbourhood of $500,000 in the operating budget of various departments, including the reduction in $50,000 out of parks and $100,000 out of the roads. Scherr also asked if CityWest will be paying a dividend in 2011, which it didn’t in 2010, and heard the UNBC First Nations Centre board has recommended a payment of $1 million for this year. A f t e r the meeting Scherr told

would have been raised nine per cent to meet all requests, but council and staff tried to find the lowest rate possible. The 2.4 per cent increase will enable the City to pay for one RCMP officer position, formerly paid for through another funding program, and will result in an operating budget expenditure of $4,405,000 for the RCMP out of the City’s total expenditure budget of $23,710,000. There was an opportunity Monday night for the public to comment on the proposed tax rate and the amended five-year financial plan. Jason Scherr, second President of the Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce, and private citizen Larry Golden, were the only people to make comments. Scherr told council the Chamber advocated a municipal tax freeze and that the budget be balanced by reducing expenditures rather than increasing taxes. Those measures, he said, would

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District of Port Edward backs plan to re-open granite mine The Northern View At the May 9 council meeting the District of Port Edward threw their support behind plans to reopen a granite mine on Smith Island, located near the mouth of the Skeena River. The proposed start date for the mine, which is being championed by Edgeworth Construction Ltd. of Kelowna, is March 1, 2012 with a proposed finish date of December

31, 2041. During the course of the mine’s life the company estimated extracting 250,000 tonnes per year, with the total minable reserves over the life of the mine sitting at 7.1 million tonnes. The project includes three phases of development. According to the application submitted to the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum, “the mining and pit operations will be continuous, with most mining occurring between April and

October, with activities driven by demand for the product”. The property is currently owned by Quantum Granite Ltd of Courtenay and 95 per cent of the site has already been disturbed by logging operations, including a logging road that leads to a barge loading and log sort site that is being proposed as the location of a barge loading ramp for the gravel. Chief administrative officer Ron Bedard noted

that potential port development is being attributed to a number of granite mine and quarry proposals in the area, and council said this one in particular sounds solid. “This is not the first time that mine has come up, but this operation seems the most serious and most likely to move forward…



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Jobless rate continues to decline By Rod Link Black Press The region’s jobless rate fell in April compared to March, reflecting an uptick in the economy now that winter has passed. April’s rate was 8.2 per cent compared to March’s 9.1 per cent. By numbers, that works out to 41,500 people working in April compared to 41,000 in March. In April 2010 the jobless rate was 12 per cent and just 38,000 people were listed as working. The number of people unemployed dropped from March’s figure of 4,100 to 3,700 in April.

These statistics are derived from interviews by Statistics Canada of people over the age of 15 who consider themselves part of the workforce whether they are working or not and apply to the area from the North Coast west to just this side of Vanderhoof. They are not taken from Employment Insurance figures. In all, 45,200 people considered themselves part of the workforce in April whether they were working or not, an increase from 45,100 in March. April’s regional rate of 8.2 per cent is now below the provincial rate which is 8.4 per cent. Only the northeast with 5.4 per cent and the Cariboo at 7.1 per cent have jobless rates lower than here.

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Looking at Enbridge’s future in the region... While Enbridge continues moving forward with the Joint Review Panel process, which will undoubtedly provide answers to some of the numerous questions people have about the project, I just don’t see how this project moves forward - with or without government approval. Yes Stephen Harper and the majority Conservative government are supporters of the project in terms of opening new markets to Canadian energy. But if the rally on Thursday evening proved anything it is this: People in the northwest, where the project poses the most risk, are not only extremely passionate about stopping this project but there is perhaps nothing in the past several years that has united the people than this proposed pipeline. People chartered busses or drove hundreds of kilometres to participate in the protest, not a small feat given that it took place during the work week, and First Nations from throughout the region banded together to say “we will not let this happen”. And it would be easier to dismiss the protest as nothing more than environmentalist posturing were it not for the wide variety of people in attendance. Speakers during the event included elementary, high school and college youth, working class people representing a broad spectrum of ages, Hereditary Chiefs, seniors and the elected officials from both the provincial and federal level. Even if the government grants approval, which is a possibility even in the face of such opposition, don’t expect either residents of the region to just lay down and accept it.

In fact, expect the opposition to only increase to make the inevitable no longer viable through the courts or on the ground. I keep going back to an ad from the 2010 ANT guide quoting different Chiefs indicating they would take whatever means needed to stop the project. The one that really stands

out to me is: “I’m not going to say we’ll be affected because there is no damn way it’s going to happen”. That quote is attributed to Haida Nation president Guujaaw, who has shown how powerful and effective a united voice and passionate opposition can be when it comes to protecting the land and environment.

~ Shaun Thomas

Seeing the tress through the forest using social media Social media continues to be the underlying theme of conversation with visiting writers. I hope that this fear-driven uncertainty about the future of publishing doesn’t ultimately distract us from the simple truth that we are trying to bring our stories to readers around the world. In candid conversation a travel writer friend of mine – a travel writer of considerable talent and experience – sometimes muses that he may opt out of this brave new world of travel writing in a digital age. Perhaps he was being a little tongue-incheek, but I can hear in his tone that it is something he’s seriously considered. The battle for initial publishing success takes a lot out of a writer. For the novice writer, publication is the finish line in a grueling marathon. The prospect of having to fight the battle again and again, the rules changing with each contest, is disheartening to say the least. A fickle readership with finite leisure time faces an escalating amount of information. Where will we even find a loyal readership? How can the writer make a living

who plowed into an eight-foot in a world where consumers are conditioned to enjoying Talking tourism bridge with a ten-foot truck, or tried to drive over a washed an unlimited wealth of free out bridge, because he couldn’t content? take his eyes off the miraculous It’s not that my friend technology of his new GPS. didn’t understand the new We hear this and shake our media, or that he wasn’t heads – could he not lift his active in it. Yet he was eyes long enough to see the questioning whether or not red warning sign? But I think he still had the ambition that this approach to the allure to start over in a new and BRUCE WISHART of technology might be more sometimes bewildering common than we imagine. world. Technology helps, but it can’t I hope that he comes to his senses. Because what is lost in all of this replace vision and common sense. I know a travel writer who has mastered discussion of e-business and online editorial content and social media is that at the heart of blogging and social media. Thousands it, the reader’s hunger for the observational follow his whirlwind assault upon the world. talent of the seasoned storyteller remains They live vicariously through his endless the same. In this type of writing, as in many adventures. It seems that he tweets from others, there are up-and-comers showing Indonesia today and Scotland tomorrow. Yet spectacular results. But in their fascination his success relies on a cult of personality. with the new and shiny I fear that some may What does he actually see? When he visits be missing the point. my city, what impression might he leave We’ve all heard the stories of the driver with the potential visitor? I suspect that the

answer to that question is very little. He’s mastered the romantic allure of the journey, but offers nothing more substantial than that. I would say the same of traveler’s blogs. These are diaries, home movies. Here we have detail – too much, in fact – but not the kernel of truth provided with seeming ease by the veteran observer and storyteller. The experienced travel writer can visit the most mundane destination, truly see it, and describe it in a fashion that makes me want to go. Online glitter can’t replace that. To Marco Polo, painstakingly scratching out his observations with quill on vellum, even the first earliest printing press might have seemed to be an abomination of the devil. But the medium is not always relevant. The medium here is not the message. The message remains firmly in the control of the storyteller. The veteran storyteller, who studies trees without being distracted by the immensity of the forest, can master this beast. And what is good for the storyteller is good for the destination.

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Next Week’s Question: Do you think the Enbridge protest will play into whether or not the project is approved?

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Yes. I am always curious to see how many ships and people we get in Prince Rupert each year.

“Yes, it’s nice to see so many people walking around the streets of Prince Rupert.”

“Yes, a lot of taxi drivers depend on tourism so I would like to see as many ships as possible.”

“Oh yeah, I just wish there were more of them.”


Smoltfest a chance to help salmon stocks By Martina Perry The Northern View For the past four years the Oldfield Creek Fish Hatchery has held Smoltfest, an event where members of the community are invited to the hatchery to partake in the release of thousands of Smolt Salmon and other enjoyable activities. This year Smoltfest will be held on Saturday, May 28, starting at four p.m., with the releasing beginning at five p.m. Some 15,000 fish need to be released at Smoltfest, which is around half of what the hatchery will free this year. At the event people will take Smolt in buckets to be released in the Oldfield Creek. After being discharged the fish will spend a short amount of time in the creek before they start their lengthy journey into the ocean. If everything goes accordingly, the Smolt will return in two to three years ready to spawn and continue the cycle. Smoltfest is held in the evening so that the release is less stressful on the fish, and to increase their chance at survival. Additionally, people in attendance can enjoy delicious barbeque food, games, educational booths and a craft table where children can decorate wooden fish that will be put on display after renovations are complete on the fence surrounding the hatchery. Entry will be by donation, with all the money raised going towards the hatchery. This year, the focus of the funds collected will be going towards

completing renovations occurring at the hatchery. The hatchery has been making some extensive renovations over the past year with the next step being to redo the floor. When complete, the renovations will include an education centre, one of the only centers of this nature in the Province. This will be helpful for the “Friends of the Salmon” program that various schools in town take part in where students get to learn about the life cycle of the fish. Beth Armstrong-Bewick from the hatchery says that the organization is always in need of volunteers. Currently there are just over 10 people who regularly volunteer their time to the organization. The Prince Rupert Salmonid Enhancement Society started Smoltfest four years ago to help raise awareness and get the community involved with the hatchery, which is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. People wishing to volunteer are encouraged to call the hatchery at 250-624-5127.

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Safe boating awareness week May 21 - 27, 2011 Our loved ones are precious and unfortunately none of us can predict when potential disaster might strike. Today’s life jackets look nothing like the lifejackets and vests of even 10 years ago. Think of the first cell phones - how bulky and awkward they were. Think of today’s mobile phones: sleek, slim, lightweight. That’s what lifejackets and personal flotation devices are like today. Materials are lighter, stronger and more comfortable to wear. And the new, approved inflatable life vests and personal flotation devices lie flat around your shoulders like a collar. For years, the Canadian Safe Boating Council has been urging boaters to take the necessary precautions and always wear a life jacket on the water. Many times boaters will proudly tell boating safety officials that they always have their lifejackets on board their boats, just like the law demands. The CSBC applauds this but reminds those boaters that a life jacket isn’t intended to save the life of the boat. It’s meant to save the life of the human being on the boat!

So if you fall in the water without your life jacket on your body, that fine sense of pride in having lifejackets on board won’t help keep you floating. Not long ago, the CSBC conducted an experiment. The Council selected roughly half a dozen volunteers, both young and old and asked them to jump into a swimming pool and, once in the water, attempt to get into a life jacket. All the participants said afterwards how difficult it was to perform that seemingly simple task. Few of them managed to select lifejackets that were the right size when they were in the pool. Rob Hall, one of the volunteers, summed it up best when he remarked “I think it’s way too tough to put on a life jacket in the water, to have to put it on after your boat’s flipped over”. And if it was tough for volunteers in a swimming pool, imagine how difficult it would be in a real-life situation in a lake, river or ocean with individuals overcome by panic and fear. THE CHILDREN WORE IT ! Reg Buxton and his family decided one summer to take a

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David Buxton was saved by his life jacket. It kept him floating and its bright colour alerted rescuers. What would have happened if David hadn’t been wearing a brightly coloured life jacket? THE ADULT DIDN’T WEAR IT ! Brendan d’Arcy had a similar experience with his son, Ciaran. The two were in their boat, Ciaran wearing his life jacket. Brendan chose not to wear one. A careless boater tossed the d’Arcys out of their own vessel and into the water. Brendan’s initial thought was to get as far away from the spinning props of his motor as possible. He swam some 20 yards away from the boat and found Ciaran. By his own admission, Brendan is not a good swimmer. He tried to swim back to his boat in order to bring it back and rescue his son. But Brendan began sinking as he tried to get back to his vessel. He wouldn’t be here today if another vessel hadn’t noticed Ciaran. “They spotted his life vest before they spotted him”, Brendan

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Weekend of family fun planned for 2011 Harbour Days By Shaun Thomas The Northern View Residents of Masset are preparing for the annual Harbour Days Celebration, held every Victoria Day long weekend, and this year’s festivities include a full schedule of events designed to help mark Masset’s 50th anniversary. The activities kick off at 11 a.m. on May 20 with an indoor family picnic at the community hall, with the roller hockey tournament getting underway at six p.m. at the John Lalonde Roller Rink and the Teen Peddle Buggy Races will wrap up the evening’s activities from seven to nine p.m. at the firehall. Harbour Days start early on

Saturday morning with the Masset - Haida Lions pancake breakfast beginning at eight a.m. at the community hall, the bird and muffin walk leaving from Stewart Tower on Tow Hill Road at 8:30 a.m., the roller hockey tournament resuming at nine a.m. and a bullhead fishing derby will take place at the Main Street Dock from 10 a.m. to five p.m. Beginning at 11 a.m. Delma’s Co-op hosts the ice cream parlour, the soccer tournament starts on the sports field, the volunteer fire department begins their hamburger café and the Fish Sticks kid’s art project will be on display at the community hall. At 11:30 there are produce availability initiative event booths at the Village office, with Pie and Tea hosted by the

girl’s soccer team at the offices from 12:30 to three p.m. The community hall will transform into a flea market for the rest of the day, Northern Savings Credit Union will host face painting from one p.m. to three p.m., there will be a rugby exhibition beginning at four p.m. and the Gale York Pool Tournament will take place from seven p.m. to nine p.m. at the Legion. The night will wrap up with a dance for adults at the legion and a dance for teens at Omega. On Sunday the pancake breakfast will take place again, as will the ice cream parolour, soccer tournament and hamburger café. At 11 a.m. there will be a dog show at the village office, as well as an obstacle course. On the sports

field, there will be a story tent, petting zoo and sumo suits available for the entertainment of local youngsters. At one p.m. the parade will make its way up Main Street on the usual route and face painting resumes. From two to four p.m. Fishermen’s Dock will host Crazy Row Boat Races and RCMP boat tours and rides. Back in town, from File photo two to four p.m., there will be kid’s peddle buggy races at the Sumo suits are back for 2011. roller rink, the dunk tank by the arena and the ball toss at Coast Supply Scavenger Hunt and George M. Dawson high school. a baby contest. Throughout the weekend Harbour Days 2011 will wrap up there will also be the Cash Cab with a community 50th anniversary at various locations in town, an picnic from four p.m. to six p.m. at airline ticket raffle, the North George M. Dawson high school.

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New home buyer warning others And while it may seem odd that a home inspector wouldn’t turn on the water, the Canadian Association of Home and Property When Raven Inspectors (CAHPI) Standards of Practice and Grauman was buying Code of Ethics does indicate that running water her home she performed through the pipes isn’t a requirement of a home her due diligence and inspection. According to the document, “the hired a local home inspector shall inspect the interior water supply inspector, but now she is and distribution systems including all fixtures warning other potential and faucets,� but “is not required to operate home buyers to know any system or component which is otherwise what they’re getting for shut down or inoperable� nor operate “shut their money and to take off valves�. Executive director of CAHPI BC every step possible to Helene Barton says that it’s not something Raven Grauman required and whether it is done or not varies. be there for the home inspection itself. “In my mind most would do it anyway, “I found a house because certainly they do check the waterlines in the bathroom and the kitchen. I wanted and asked The standards and practices are minimal, and it the realtor who would be good. She suggested is up to the individual how comfortable they are this person, but also said if I knew a plumber or going beyond that,� she said, noting that the home carpenter or electrician who could look they might inspector in question is not registered with the be more knowledgeable about the specifics. I was supposed to meet the home inspector at three p.m., association. but when I got there at three he had already done “When it’s not the inspection,� she said. someone who is part “He didn’t turn on the water at all as part of of our association it is the inspection and when I asked him about that he difficult to comment.� That the water wasn’t said it wasn’t his responsibility. The result was that when we turned on the water there were two large turned on was noted in the report, something leaks that I am now responsible for.� The home inspection cost $425 and repairs as a Barton says should results of the damage were about $500. cover the inspector.

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“He didn’t turn on the water at all as part of the inspection... The result was that when we turned on the water there were two large leaks.�

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Sun Wave off Port Ed books By Shaun Thomas The Northern View The District of Port Edward received and approved their 2010 Financial Statements at the May 9 meeting, and auditor Alan K. Hooper told council that the receivable from Sun Wave Forest Products is no longer being considered when it comes to the district’s finances. “You’re not going to get that receivable, the value of it is now locked up in the land‌The value of the receivable has been moved over and the property is now listed as an asset,â€? he told council, noting that the change was partly due to the site becoming property of the City of Prince Rupert as a result of a tax sale. “The value of the land assessed

is in excess of $4 million and the receivable that was carried over from Sun Wave was about $850,000.� Indeed the inclusion of receivables from Sun Wave makes an impact on the financial statements, said Chief Administrative Officer Ron Bedard. “Our surplus for 2010 was approximately $284,000, but about $154,000 of that was unpaid receivables from Sun Wave. So we are in the black, but not by as much as the report shows,� he told council. With the money owed no longer being considered a receivable for auditing purposes, councilor Knut Bjorndal said the focus should be on getting the property off the books in general. “If we can sell it for more then we’re owed, then more power to us.�

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By Martina Perry The Northern View

The Kaien Anti-Poverty Society will be hosting the 2nd annual Spring Gala at the Crest Hotel later this month to help support the society’s many aid programs that are offered to members of the community who are in need. “[Last years] Gala was very successful and everyone had a great time,� said Colleen Hermanson from KAPS, mentioning that last year’s event raised around















Spring Gala fundraiser to aid programs for people in need $8,000 for programs run by the organization. This year the Spring Gala will once again be taking place in the Banquet Room at the Crest Hotel with cocktails starting at six p.m. and dinner, a buffet provided by the Crest Hotel, starting at seven p.m. There will be entertainment and live auctions that will include the auctioning off of a trip for two to Vancouver donated kindly by Hawkair, as well as items from Cooks Jewelers and Manson’s Jewelers. Later in the evening a DJ







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of town, as well as hoping to revitalize the Kootenay/McKay field so that children living in BC Housing, as well as any children in the community, can enjoy playing baseball, basketball and other sports together. KAPS have been meeting with other groups from the community in order to plan a campaign to raise some money to fix up the field. Tickets for the Spring Gala can be purchased by contacting any of the board members, or Colleen at 250 627 5277.



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Latex Nightmare complete first album, plan for live shows By Martina Perry The Northern View North Coast alternative rock band Latex Nightmare has recently returned to Prince Rupert after a two-week journey around the province where the boys played multiple shows and recorded material for their first album. Latex Nightmare is made up of Liam Cullen, who is the vocalist and guitarist, Robert Rushton on bass and Jared Lund on drums. Latex Nightmare formed over two years ago and since then they’ve laid down an impressive amount of concrete on the road to a successful music career, one of the most notable being that they opened for bands such as Chilliwack and Nazareth at Grizzfest 2010 after winning the music festival’s battle of the bands competition. Another perk of winning battle of the bands was that the boys received six free hours of recording time at Solar Peace Productions, located in Dawson Creek. Latex Nightmare raised money by holding a number of live shows at the Underground in order to purchase more time at the studio. When the Prince Rupert Northern View asked band members how the recording session went, Rushton quickly answered “nothing went as planned, and everything went better than expected.” The boys had three days to record; about six hours a day to complete as many songs as they could, and they got eight done. During that time, Latex Nightmare worked closely with the owner and producer of Solar Peace Productions, Bert Goulet. “Bert Goulet was so professional. Exactly how you would imagine a real recording studio to be,” commented Cullen. “We encourage anyone who wants to write music to go there,” added Lund.  Now that the recording is complete, the band must raise enough money to have the album pressed,  as well as work on all the finishing details including creating art for the album. “Right now we have a bottle fund going [to help  raise funds needed to release the album]. So it just depends on how fast we can drink, really,” joked Rushton.  Additionally, while up north the band visited Fort St. John to play a planned gig with old-time rock and roll band, Unresolved, a group the boys have previously played with on a number of different occasions. The Latex guys also played three spontaneous shows. “It’s hustle and bustle up there,” said Rushton. Latex Nightmare then traveled to Vancouver to play at a small venue called “At the Gates” located near Hastings Street. The opportunity for this show came about after Rushton had seen Trophy Wife; an indie band based out of Vancouver, and instantly grew fond of the band. After attending a few shows, Rushton brought Cullen to see Trophy Wife and the two ended up hanging out with the band. During this time, Trophy Wife invited Latex Nightmare to play a show with them. Although the venue was small, there were a lot of people in attendance with a large number of them originating from Prince Rupert. Latex Nightmare played for over an hour. “By the end of it, we were all drenched in sweat. It was the best show,” said Cullen. In terms of future shows, Latex Nightmare will be keeping it low-key until the middle of June when they have two live performances lined up, the first being a benefit show taking place at the Underground on Friday, June 17. The show will be benefiting the My Mountain Co-op group, who hope to purchase Shames Mountain Ski Area. “[Snowboarding] is a passionate thing for Liam

and me,” explained Rushton. “We want to help in any way we can, and playing a show is how we can do that.” Later in June, the boys will hit the stage for the Seafest “Battle of the Bands” competition. To listen to Latex Nightmare songs, go to www.myspace. com/latexnightmare, or check out the band’s Facebook group. Martina Perry photo

Latex Nightmare, from left, Liam Cullen, Jared Lund and Robert Rushton practice in their jamming space on Wednesday, May 11.


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PRSS drama students take to the stage for Dessert Theatre By Martina Perry

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The Northern View Over the weekend, the PRSS Drama Department hosted Dessert Theatre at the Lester Centre of the Arts where people attending enjoyed hilarious plays and delicious desserts. The first play of the evening was Stephen Gregg’s “Wake-up Call”, a production that won PRSS the provincial spot at the Northwest Zone Drama Festival, as well as receiving Best Sound, and Best Acting Awards. “Wake-up Call” is about Jim (played by Gregory Miller), a teenager who is having difficulties distinguishing reality from his dreams. Jim repeatedly wakes up in two different locations where odd occurrences are taking place. The first location is his girlfriend Rochelle’s (played by Angelica Jesser) bedroom, where after the couple exchange “I love you”, she tries to convince him to help her poison her father (played by Josh Tooke, who was awarded with best male supporting actor for his performance). The second location Jim keeps waking up in is his bedroom, where he’s experience some odd behavior from his mother (played by Caitlund Catherall, who received the award for best female actor in a main role) who keeps trying to seduce him, and his own personal chorus (consisting of Rhianna Rimmer, Andrea Apollos and Shanna

Patrick Morrison and Matthew Wigmore starred in “Writer’s Block”, one of the two plays that was showcased on Sunday at PRSS Dessert Theatre Repole). During the intermission people could sample the yummy homemade desserts students and their families baked to be put up for silent auction, as well as test their luck on the 50/50 boards. PRSS Alumni Jessica Feser wrote “Writer’s Block” which was the second performance of the evening. “Writer’s Block” is an absolutely hilarious play, which won “Best Physical Comedy” at zones, about Marnie (played by Naomi Vandermeer), a teenaged girl who is having issues finishing a school assignment. With the help of her friend Terry (played by Natasha Dover), Marnie creates a story about Antonio (played by Matthew Wigmore), a prince on a quest for love. Shortly after Antonio meets and falls for Sophie (played by Georgia Riddell), he must rescue her from Villain (played by Gregory Miller) after she is kidnapped. Antonio teams up with Garrett, or “Sidekick” (played by Patrick Morrison) who also wants to get revenge on Villain for the death of his father.

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bi-catch. Thorkelson told council she wanted the City write and ask DFO to develop fish plans that allow gillnets and seines to catch their allocated amount of pink salmon this year to ensure that local canneries are working full force and fishermen are able to make some kind of a living. She put her request in the form of a motion that received full endorsement from council. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The department has not signalled one way or another whether they are going to allow those pink salmon to be caught,â&#x20AC;? Thorkelson added. Area Chief Resource Manager Dale Gueret, who has been in the position since October 2010, said he looked forward to

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75/50 Club & Seafest Seniors Tea All resident and visiting Seniors and 75/50 Club Members are cordially invited to tea on Friday, June 10th at the Highliner Plaza Hotel from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Refreshments will be served and plaques will be presented to new 75/50 Club members in recognition of their contribution to our community. If you or someone you know qualiĂ&#x20AC;es for membership in the 75/50 Club (if you are at least 75 years of age and have lived in Rupert for 50 years or more) please contact the Administration OfĂ&#x20AC;ce, City Hall at 250-627-0937. The tea is organized by the Prince Rupert Special Events Society and Co-sponsored by the City of Prince Rupert. General Admission is $3.00 For 75/50 Club Members Admission is Free.

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FALLS RIVER WATER USE PLAN (WUP) UPDATE Between May 2002 and May 2003 BC Hydro, in consultation with stakeholders, First Nations and provincial and federal governments, developed the Falls River Water Use Plan. The Comptroller of Water Rights issued BC Hydro a new Water Licence for the Falls River Generating Station on April 4, 2006.

website. Additional work on this study is tentatively suspended pending the interim review WUP review, anticipated to take place in September 2011. Interpretation of data is to be performed after the completion of year 2 data collection. A Master Thesis on this subject matter was completed in January 2011.

The new licence stipulates how the plant will be operated (e.g. minimum flows and the rate of change of flow) and also identifies six monitoring studies to be carried out over the next five years. BC Hydro subsequently prepared Terms of Reference for Contractors to undertake these studies. On November 28, 2006, BC Hydro received (Leave to Commence) these studies from the Comptroller of Water Rights. A total of 6 studies are to be undertaken.

5. Big Falls Reservoir Tributary Backwatering Monitoring: A one-year study to survey for redds in the drawdown zone of three tributaries or, if necessary, sampling for adult spawners by netting, angling, or direct observation by snorkelling. In addition, collect water temperature and life history data.

1. Falls River Presence and Timing of Steelhead and Salmon Spawning Monitoring: A three-year study to determine the timing of adult salmon and steelhead presence and spawning in the Falls River downstream of the dam and in the tailpond. Status: Year 3 of 3 was carried out in 2009. The final report for this study was received in April 2010. No adult steelhead or salmon were observed in the tailpond in 2007 and 2008. In 2009, adult pink and chum salmon utilized the tailpond as a staging area during August and early September and cutthroat trout, juvenile coho and chinook were observed from shore or during angling surveys. No salmon redds by any species were found during a total of 22 snorkel surveys over the expected spawning ranges of the five salmon species, during the three-year program. Reports for Years 1, 2 and 3 are available on the BC Hydro website. 2. Falls River Fish Spawning Habitat Monitoring: A three-year study to examine the conditions for salmon egg-fry survival in the tailpond. Status: Year 3 of 3 was initiated in fall 2010 and included the placement of incubation boxes containing eyed Chinook eggs into the tailpond. Egg survival and environmental conditions have been monitored during winter and early spring. Reports from Year 1 and 2 are available on the BC Hydro website and the final report for Year 3 will be posted in August 2011. 3. Big Falls Reservoir Tributary Access and Potential Stranding Monitoring: A one-year study in the reservoir to identify barriers in three tributaries within the drawdown zone and identify potential areas of fish stranding along the shoreline of the drawdown zone. Status: This study was initiated in 2009 and BC Hydro received the final report in August 2010, which can be viewed on BC Hydro’s website. No fish barriers were found during 2009 field truthing (visual searches with boats, waders and over flights) and aerial photo review of the reservoir at 88.8 m to 90.8 m ASL. Areas identified as potential stranding locations (east end of reservoir and south shore and Carthew Creek) were considered to have low fisheries value (e.g., mud flats); therefore considered a low stranding risk. Areas, primarily on the southern shore, with high value fish habitat (e.g., gradual sloping, vegetated areas) were classified as having high stranding risk.

6. Big Falls Reservoir Wildlife Shoreline Habitat Monitoring: A threeyear study to collect background data as well as document dens and nests established in the drawdown zone of the reservoir. The operational impacts of the flashboard installation on nests and dens is to be assessed. Status: Year 3 of 3 was carried out in 2009. The final report was received in August 2010. Reports from Years 1 to 3 are available on the BC Hydro website. The monitoring results indicated there will be no direct impact to cavity nesting birds or osprey as a result of the WUP operating regime. Specifically, there is little potential impact to shoreline nesting birds during and/or after the period of nest establishment. The results confirm the existence of den and/ or overwintering locations in the drawdown zone. Overwintering areas and maternal dens that exist at water surface elevations < 92.4 m ASL have a high potential for being impacted under the WUP operating regime. Twelve dens were found in the drawdown zone between 90.3 m – 92.4 m ASL. It should be noted that the type of use and species using them may vary over time.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: BC Hydro is required to submit the annual reports for each study, as well as an annual watershed summary report, to the Comptroller of Water Rights. BC Hydro posts these reports on the BC Hydro web as they become available. For access to the annual reports, please visit northern_interior and you’ll see Falls River. The Terms of Reference for these studies are also available on this website. After five years of operation under the newly issued licence, BC Hydro will reconvene a technical Monitoring Advisory Committee to review the study results. This meeting is anticipated to take place September 2011. Depending on the assessment, a decision will be made as to whether an early review of the WUP is needed. The WUP Consultative Committee recommended a review of the WUP at year 10, unless study results showed an earlier review would be appropriate.


4. Big Falls Reservoir Sedge Habitat Maintenance Monitoring: A twoyear study in Years 1 and 5 to document and map vegetation in the drawdown zone of the reservoir.

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Status: Year 1 of this study was initiated 2007 and all surveys and data collection were successfully carried out. The study has since been delayed due to the spillway gate upgrade project at Falls River Generating Station. The Year 1 report is available on the BC Hydro

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Status: This study was initiated in 2009. While some field data was collected not all sites could be surveyed as planned due to reservoir elevations. The field work for this study was completed in April 2011. The final report is expected in June 2011 and will be posted on BC Hydro’s website in July 2011. At this time there is no data to interpret for this monitoring program. 

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Enbridge responds By Shaun Thomas The Northern View

“Not everyone will support Northern Gateway – we understand that...”

While hundreds of people and several northwest First Nations gathered in Prince Rupert on Thursday to protest Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway Paul Stanway Pipeline project, the company says it is important to note that the company does have support from First Nations when it comes to moving the project forward. “While it’s true that some First Nations are expressing firm opposition, it would be incorrect to portray that as a unanimous or majority view. In recent months Enbridge has entered into more than a dozen commercial agreements with Aboriginal groups related to the construction of Northern Gateway. We continue to be in active negotiation with dozens more,” said company spokesperson Paul Stanway. “Enbridge has been consulting with Aboriginal communities for several years, and will continue to do so in order to understand Aboriginal interests so that we can avoid or minimize potential impacts. We’ll continue listening and working through the issues...Not everyone will support Northern Gateway – we understand that – but Enbridge believes the Joint Review Panel process will enable everyone to have their questions answered and concerns addressed. It is our belief that people’s concerns will decrease dramatically as they learn more about what we’re proposing and our commitment to safeguard the environment.” More information on the review process can be found at

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Cribbage Winners: 1st-Paul and Merle/Tied with Bob and Marion, 3rd-Marjorie and Phil. Hope everyone completed their census; what a snap it was to be able to complete it online and how rewarding it was to have helped seniors complete theirs online at the Centre. As mentioned earlier we are completing a “transformation” of the basement space from a



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Estimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Escape XLT FWD 2.5L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: 9.1L/100km (31MPG) City, 7.1L/100km (40MPG) Hwy based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption may vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. QEstimated fuel consumption ratings for the 2011 Edge FWD 3.5L V6 SST engine with 6-speed Automatic transmission: 11.2L/100km (25 MPG) city and 7.4L/100km (38 MPG) hwy. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption may vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading and driving habits. #Based on combined City and Hwy fuel economy of 10.1L/100km for the 2011 Ford Explorer FWD 3.5L V6 engine with 6-speed Automatic transmission (11.9L/100km (24 MPG) City and 8.0L/100km (35 MPG) Hwy] and 2011 Mazda6 3.7L V6 engine with 6-speed Automatic transmission (11.9L/100km City and 7.9L/100km Hwy). 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played every Friday during the months of July and August, and Monday will be for crib. If you are rusty and need some help remembering how to play cards we want you to come down to the Centre at 1:00 Mondays and Fridays during the summer months to practice. There will be lots of help for you! **Please note: we will be closed for the Victoria Day holiday Monday May 23** Zone 10 news: Gen Meeting Terrace May 28, 1:30 p.m. Will be drawing for the train trip and $500 gift certificate from Cook’s.

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North Coast COMING EVENTS MAY 20 - The Prince Rupert Aboriginal Community Services Society (formerly the Prince Rupert Aboriginal Justice Society) is holding a logo contest. PRACSS is calling on artists to create a logo that represents the new society name, which reflects its broadened mandate and is inclusive of other programs under our society, such as the Aboriginal Headstart Program, First Nations Non-Insured Health Program, and the Aboriginal Justice program.Please make logo submissions to: 151-2nd Avenue, Prince Rupert BC V8J 3T1, Deadline is May 20, 2011. The winner will receive $250.00

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 28 - The RCMP Auxiliary will be running a bike rodeo on Saturday, May 28th from 10:30-12:00 at the upper parking lot at Rupert Square Mall. There will be different stations to learn bike safety skills with prizes. Ages will be 12 and under. Contact Auxiliary Constable Keith Morris for more infor at

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

JULY 2-3 - Kitson Island Days: Paintings and Photographs Past and Present. Please contact Peter Witherly (250-624-9634) for submission details. Kitson Island Days will take place July 2-3, 2011, as part of the BC Parks 100th Anniversary Celebrations.


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



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.

ACROSS 1. Dress finely 4. Blazed the trail 7. Cuckoo 11. Long-running Broadway show 15. Narcissism 16. “Bells ____ Ringing” 17. Gusto 18. Dismounted 19. Building addition 20. Pester constantly 21. Trailing plant 22. Not attractive 23. TV and radio 25. Pants material 27. Hurricane 28. Gunpowder ingredient 30. Far East nanny 33. Baptismal bowl 36. Restraint 38. Group of eight 42. Think 44. Medical professional 47. Life story, for short 48. Boris Becker’s equipment 49. Weeping 50. Old Japanese money

51. Range of knowledge 52. Biblical hymn 54. Say yes to 56. ____ behind the ears (naive) 58. Sir, in India 60. Fiesta item 63. Geisha’s sash 64. Christmas-tree decoration 66. Physical movement 67. Merle ____ 69. Vittles 71. Dissenter 72. All over again 74. Fish bar 76. Caution 79. Type of card 82. Calm 86. Woe is me! 87. Greek covered walk 88. Outback bird 90. Metal in the raw 91. Printing method 92. Bohr’s bit 93. Put on 94. OPEC product 95. Judge 96. Unit of force 97. Pick 98. Atlas item

DOWN 1. Overflow 2. Gawk 3. Medal color 4. Hawaiian porch 5. Distinct time 6. Extent 7. Impose, as a tax 8. Hodgepodge 9. Showy flower 10. Smaller than a fin 11. Snagged 12. Water growth 13. Cashier’s drawer 14. Eye problem 24. Certain engine valve 26. Unfit for farming 29. Waste allowance 31. Secure, as a ship 32. Artist’s medium 33. Kind of evergreen 34. Whoopie role 35. Cravat 37. Renowned 39. Refrain from 40. Struggle competitively

41. Eternity 43. Pressure 45. Cartoon frame 46. Scottish lid 52. ____ Beta Kappa 53. Go get ‘em, Fido! 55. Involve 56. Court amorously 57. Lessen 59. Skin affliction 60. Throw 61. Shaver 62. Tropical bird 65. Facility 68. King’s ____ (huge sum of money) 70. Dinner jacket 73. Clever 75. Visit often 76. Voter’s district 77. Burn soother 78. Fixed fee 80. Midday 81. ____ May Whitty 83. Weaving machine 84. Solo song 85. Sharp cry 87. In the dumps 89. Cleaning implement

See page 17 for answers 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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10 Family Announcements 20 Community Announcements 100 Employment 200 Service Guide 300 Service Guide 400 Pets 500 For Sale/ Wanted 600 Real Estate 700 Rentals 800 Automotive 900 Legals The Northern View reserves the right to classify ads under appropriate headings and to set rates therefore and to determine page location. The Northern View reminds advertisers that it is against the provincial Human Rights Act to discriminate on the basis of children, marital status and employment when placing “For Rent:” ads. Landlords can state a no-smoking preference. The Northern View reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisement and to retain any answers directed to the News Box Reply Service, and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisement and box rental. Box replies on “Hold” instructions not picked up within 10 days of expiry of an advertisement will be destroyed unless mailing instructions are received. Those answering Box Numbers are requested not to send original documents to avoid loss. All claims of errors in advertisements must be received by the publisher within 30 days after the first publication. It is agreed by the advertiser requesting space that the liability of The Northern View in the event of failure to publish an advertisement as published shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for only one incorrect insertion for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect or omitted item only, and that there shall be no liability in any event greater than the amount paid for such advertising.





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ACCOUNT receivable needed. If you are interested,kindly email your resume to For more information visit our website

IF YOUR career is in new & used vehicle sales, we would like to hear from you. Western Chevrolet GMC Buick in Drumheller, Alberta is looking for a Sales & Leasing Consultant to join our team. You will receive top remuneration for an energetic producer along with full company benefits package along with the ability to sell both new & used vehicles. We are a top CSI, (new or reconditioned) excellent facility, great inventory, full management support dealership. Located in one of the best communities in boom town Alberta (set in the Badlands). Full amenities for culture, sports, tourism, with a growing economy with no flat spots, close to Calgary. Respond in confidence to: Bryan Borisow, Sales Manager, Western GM Drumheller. 403-823-3371. Fax 403-823-7237. Email: br

If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. Prince Rupert A.A. 250-627-1119 MAPLE RIDGE FIRE DEPT - looking for past members to attend Open House on June 11 - call 604476-3052 or

PR: Gitmax’makay Nisga’a Grad Fundraiser. Friday, May 20, doors open at 4:30 pm @ Nisga’a Hall. Everyone Welcome. Loonie Auction, Bake Sale, and Dinner. Prince Rupert First United Church Summer Market, Saturdays, 9am - Noon, May 7th Aug 27th. $10 per table. Phone 250-624-2087 or 250624-5652.

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Career Opportunities Contracting company is looking for employees for work in the Central/Northern BC area. Positions available include: a Certified Construction Safety Officer (CSO), experienced equipment operators, pipe layers & site superintendents. Forward resumes to: Box 681, c/o Tribune, 188 N. 1st Ave., Williams Lake, BC V2G 1Y8 SMALL CATTLE operation looking for ranch caretaker with cattle/horse experience. Winter feeding, spring calving, general ranch duties req’d. Home included as partial compensation. Monthly wage negotiable. Merritt, BC area. Call Don @604789-6047.

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In Memoriam

In Memoriam

In Loving Memory

Geri Russ May 20, 2010

In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone. For part of us went with you The day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide. And though we cannot see you, You are always by our side. Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same. But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again.

Love Mom, Maxine,Barry, Wayne, Karen, Doug, Husband Stewart & your nieces and nephews Always in our hearts

Dance Academy of Prince Rupert

Experienced part time bookkeeper wanted. Must have knowledge of Simply Accounting and Excel. Flexible hours required. Please drop of resume at 119 5th Ave East or email ACCOUNTING ASSISTANT

Education/Trade Schools AIRLINES ARE hiring. Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified. Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783 DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy, profitable career as a professional dog trainer. Government accredited program student loans and grants. Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs. 1-800-961-6616. INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equip. Job placement assist. Funding Avail. 1-866399-3853


Permanent P/T position in a busy office setting for a detail orientated person. Applicant must be familiar with all aspects of payroll, AP, AR as well as general office duties including the use of excel and word. Experience with Sage Accpac would be an asset. There is some flexibility in hours, but the applicant will be available to work full time during holiday periods. Send resume to: Office Manager 247 1st Ave East Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1A7 Fax: 250-624-5668 Email: ADMIN ASSISTANT trainees needed! Large and small firms seeking admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training and job placement available. 1-888-512-7116

Shop from home! Obituaries

Teresa Reid October 24, 1919 to April 29, 2011

Predeceased by her sisters, Mary Boyle, Annie Brougham of Prince Rupert, her brother John Boyle of Montreal Que. and her niece Shirley Addison of Gold River. A small grave side service was held May 5, 2011. Teresa came to Canada from Scotland, with her family in 1952 on the ship “Athena”. Teresa will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends. In lieu of Áowers, donations to the Prince Rupert Hospice Society would be appreciated.



Help Wanted

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Auto Mechanic wanted. Automotive mechanic required for oilfield construction company. We want a journeyman mechanic preferably with Dodge truck experience. Your work schedule will be 5-10hr days. Call Lloyd @ (780)725-4430 AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIANS. Salmon Arm GM on Shuswap Lake in beautiful British Columbia requires fulltime journeyman Automotive Technicians. fax: 250-8325314. Email: Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051. EQUIPMENT OPERATORS and Foremans required NW Alberta, 2011 construction season. Competitive wages, benefit plan. Oilfield experience, standard safety tickets; Submit to: Fax 780-532-9012;

Heavy Duty Mechanic wanted. Heavy Duty Mechanic required. for oilfield construction company. Must be 3rd year to Journeyman, prefer a mechanic with Cat & or Hitachi experience. You will work in shop or field & be home virtually all nights. Call Lloyd @ (780)725-4430



MEDICAL OFFICE trainees needed! Hospitals and doctors need medical office and medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training and job placement available. 1-888-748-4126. Quesnel Industrial Transportation is currently hiring one driver for our flat deck division. Operate BC/AB. Steady year round work, health plan, above average pay with a well maintained fleet. 1 (250)992-2309 Quesnel Industrial Transportation is currently hiring experienced full time log truck drivers. Year round work available, health plan, above average pay with a well maintained fleet. Call 1 (250)9922309 Dennis QUINN CONTRACTING Ltd. is growing! We require fulltime JM Trades for Northern Alberta. Competitive wages, benefits & RRSP. Email or call toll free 1-855-885-6233

Marion Doris Pierce( Dauphinee) Mom / Nanny Nov. 10th 1917 May 5th 2011 Marion was born in Medway Nova Scotia, the youngest daughter of Eldrid & AnnaMay Dauphine; sisters, Edna, Beatrice, and brother Everett. In 1944 Marion married Howard Pierce, who was an Aircraftman for the Royal Canadian Air Force. Shortly after they wed, Howard left the Force and began Àshing. In 1950 they moved west to Prince Rupert where Howard continued to Àsh and Marion was homemaker and Mom to their four children. In February 1975, Howard died suddenly in an accident at Sea. Marion continued to be homemaker and focused on helping to raise her granddaughter Donna. She remained in her family home of 60 years until just prior to her passing, on May 5th. Marion is survived by her children: Carol (Don) Vanhulle, Betty (Dave) Heal, Julie (Neal) Bryant, and Norm (Joanne) Pierce. Grandchildren: Carrie (Ward) Coley, Leanne (Sheldon) Durnford, Kirk VanHulle, Mike (Tara) Rochon, Trudy Rochon (Sean), Donna Bryant (Jim), Joanne (Carlos) Verissimo, and Bobby Pierce (Liz). Also 15 Great Grandchildren, and Niece Eva Knickle, Nephews, Arthor & Carmon Moreau Mom loved oldtime music, dancing, her cats and dogs, and wild Áowers. Our family would like to express our many, many thanks to the nurses and staff of the 3rd Áoor at the Hospital, and Accropolis Mannor who took great care of Mom when we could not be there, as well as Dr. Ikari. Also thanks to those dear friends who have supported us during this time. A special thank you to rev Jim Whaley. Mom, Nanny, we will miss you so... May You be dancing in Heaven among God's beautiful wildÁowers. Marion was laid to rest at Fairview Cemetery on May 12th, 2011 (In lieu of Áowers donations may be made to the SPCA)

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Help Wanted

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CITY OF PRINCE RUPERT Jim Ciccone Civic Centre is seeking an enthusiatic young person (19+) to lead Summer Day Camps during July and August. The person must be motivated, have proven experience working with children, and have a strong sense of responibility and safety awareness. Must hold a level 1 Ă&#x20AC;rst aid certiĂ&#x20AC;cate and have a criminal record check done prior to beinning work. Resumes should be dropped off at the Civic Centre front ofĂ&#x20AC;ce at 1000 Mcbride street. Deadline: 4:00pm May 30, 2011.

QualiďŹ ed individuals interested in this opportunity are invited to submit a detailed resume along with three references to: Sharon Bryant, Executive Assistant Northwest Inter-Nation Family and Community Services Society 2VFFOTXBZ%SJWF Terrace, BC V8G 3X6 Deadline for Applications: May 27th, 2011 at 4:00pm. 8F UIBOL BMM BQQMJDBOUT GPS UIFJS JOUFSFTU  IPXFWFS POMZ TDSFFOFE JO BQQMJDBOUT XJMM CF contacted for an interview.

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ROUTE # 11004 11010 11022 11032


250-624-8088 225-3rd St, Prince Rupert

The individual will be responsible for assisting in the management and growth of the overall portfolio of commercial accounts. The successful applicant will be dedicated and motivated professional. Will possess the following attributes: positive attitude, be a team player, excellent problem-solving, analytical, interpersonal, written & verbal communication skills, strong time-management and administrative skills. Qualifications: Post secondary diploma, degree or/certification in a business or related program. Strong computer skills, knowledge in sound management principles, and commercial banking industry trends and conditions. Previous financial services, sales & customer service experience, some of which is commercial lending is required. Strong working knowledge in Microsoft Office programs. Closing date: May 24, 2011 To receive an application, please contact: Santa Slubowski, Supervisor Human Resources Tel.250.627.3658 Email: Or apply on line at Only short listed candidates will be contacted. QUEEN CHARLOTTE

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

SOUTH ROCK Ltd. is hiring Milling Personnel, Paving Personnel (pavers, rollers, packers), general labourers (screed, raker, ďŹ&#x201A;ag), Heavy Duty Mechanic. Experience with asphalt preferred. Valid drivers licence required; Fax 403568-1327;

The Lemare Group is currently seeking a hydraulic loader/hoe chucker, boom man & off highway truck driver for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email: ofďŹ

TrafďŹ c Control (ďŹ&#x201A;agger) The Lemare Group is currently seeking applicants for Production Accountant. The successful applicant will have a strong accounting background that might include 4th level CGA courses or better. Computer literacy is essential with Accpac, Word and Excel experience an asset. The successful applicant will have experience in the forest industry. Strong organizational skills are required to be effective in this busy environment. Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. Applicant must be willing to relocate to Port McNeill, Vancouver Island. Please fax resumes to 250-956-4888 or email to:

2 day training classes May classes KELOWNA 14/15. CHWK 18/19. Quesnel 25/26. KMLPS Jun 4/5. New $224.00 Renew $112.00 incl taxes, photo & manual go online or call 1-866-737-2389

VENDING MACHINE ATTENDANT Bondable person with valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license to provide service for toy crane in Prince Rupert area. Involves pick-up at Greyhound once a month, ďŹ&#x201A;air for display of merchandise, small amount of paper work. Idea for semi-retired person. Servicing 1 to 2 times per week. GOOD PAY. Please send resume by fax:


WANTED: Servers, bartenders, barristaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & cooks @ Telegraph Cove Resorts Ltd. Send resume to Box 1, Telegraph Cove, BC V0N 3J0. Fax: 250-928-3105 or email: Attn: Taso.

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

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Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Monster Industries is now accepting resumes for

Millwrights, B Level welders, ďŹ tters, ironworkers and labourers. Work is located in Northern B.C. Send resumes to or fax to 250-845-3245 For more information to

Northern Savings Credit Union has an opening for a Full time Senior Commercial Account Manager and a Commercial Account Manager in Prince Rupert.




Prince Rupert Branch





Broadwater Industries is currently seeking a

Maintenance Superintendent This full time position is required for a fast growing Civil and Marine Construction Company in Prince Rupert. Responsibilities include organizing and supervising mechanics and yard personnel and ensuring all equipment and tools are maintained. A background in millwrighting and heavy duty mechanics would be an asset. SufĂ&#x20AC;cient computer skills to set up and maintain an equipment inventory and maintenance log are required. Competitive salary and beneĂ&#x20AC;ts to be discussed during interview. Please submit all resumes to: Broadwater Industries Ltd. 247 1st Avenue East Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1A7 Fax: (250) 624-5668 Or Email:

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Automotive Service Technician Parts Counter Person We are seeking two motivated individuals to join our franchised auto dealership in Prince Rupert. The persons we seek should have a strong mechanical aptitude and be willing to advance his/ her skills through in-house as well as factory training, we offer a competitive wage and beneĂ&#x20AC;t package and an excellent working environment. Please reply in writing with work experience to: Dave Hardy or Brian Kennedy Port City Ford Sales 970 Saskatoon Avenue Prince Rupert, BC V8J 4J2 250-64-3673 FAX: 250-624-3672

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Medical/Dental MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459

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Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Legal Services

Garage Sales

Acreage for Sale

ICBC, MVA’S, SLIP & FALL or Any Injury? MARCO D. CEDRONE Making The Difference in Personal Injury Claims! 24hrs.1-866-913-3110 Cascade Law Corporation

P.R: Multi-family Moving Sale 229 8th Ave. East on Fri. May 20th 4pm - 8pm. Exercise equip, misc. household items, area rug & dressers and much more.

Pets & Livestock

Heavy Duty Machinery

20 ACRES $0 down, $99/mo. Only $12,900 near growing El Paso, Texas, second safest U.S. City. Owner financing, No credit checks! Money back guarantee Free color brochure 800-755-8953

ACCOUNTING TRAINEES Needed now! Large & Small firms seeking certified A & P Staff now. No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement available 1-888-424-9417

Cutie Paws Grooming

Trades, Technical

Located in Pacific Coast Vet

HIRING Licensed Automotive Service Technician Busy, well equipped Canadian Tire Service Centre in Fernie B.C. requires a customer friendly Licensed Technician for all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair. Fernie is the ultimate playground for people who enjoy outdoor adventures of all types. Send resumes to or Attention Jason Hayes: PO Box 2637, Fernie B.C., V0B 1M0. 250-423-4222

WELDERS - seeking welders for custom manufacturing environment. Competitive wages, Benefits, RRSP’s and Apprenticeship opportunities. Apply to: Do All Metal Fabricating, Estevan, SK. Email: Fax: 306-634-8389


Art/Music/Dancing PAINTER’S PALETTE Nicole Best Rudderham Original Art/Portraits Classes Monthly 315-3rd Ave. West, P.R.


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Financial Services DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member $500 LOAN and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660. GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit / age / income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.


Call 778-884-PAWS (7297)

Looking for a female Golden Retriever Pup. We need a sister for Charlie, Great Home. 250-637-2286

Merchandise for Sale



Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. For Little Bear Ranch Ltd. at Ootsa Lake, B.C. Cross Francois Lake ferry, follow Keefe’s Landing Road 40 km to Ootsa Nadina Road, turn left, go East to 27 3/4 km (#45249) turn right, 2 km in. 1994 JD 6400 tractor - 86 h.p. - 4x4 / 640 loader - hay forks and lumber forks (exc. cond.), 1130 MF tractor / cab / new clutch and hyd pump - 130 h.p., 1996 MF 283 - 4x4 tractor - 67 h.p. / Allied 595 loader / bucket & forks (exc. cond.), 1948 Farmall H tractor, 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, 3 pt spring tooth cultivator - 3 pt fert spreader, 10’ field packer - Chain harrows, 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, Darf side delivery rake - Antique dump rake, NH 717 and MF 200 silage choppers, Bale buncher - Bale stooker - (2) 22’ bale elevators - 16’ grain auger, Gooseneck tandem hay trailer, Farmhand 450 powerbox manure spreader (7 yd), Horsedrawn logging arch - headache rack, 6 Round bale feeders - 12’ & 10’ metal gates, 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, Allis Chalmers 4 cyl power unit (diesel), 12’ fibreglass boat several older outboard motors, Delta grinder on stand, Assoc machine drill press, Monarch cement mixer, Craftsman Power Feeder - Sears jointer Sears wood range, 3 wheels w/235 80 R 16 tires for Chev 3/4 ton - 4 alloy wheels for Toyota Land Cruiser, 500 gal fuel tank /stand - subm stock tank heater (propane), Beam scale - chain hoists, Murdoch & Sons piano - 2 Western Saddles & MUCH MORE. Consignments Welcome. Conditions of Sale: Cash or Cheque with I.D.

For information call:

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A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used / Damaged 40’ insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40’HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108

Misc. for Sale 23rd ANNUAL ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SALE sponsored by the Vernon Collectors Club at Vernon Curling Rink on Fri. May 27th from 3pm-8pm & Sat. May 28th from 10am-4pm. Approx. 120 tables.$2 admission is good for both days. 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 $7640. 30x40 $8995. 35x50 $12,500. 40x80 $22,790. 47x100 $36,200. Front end optional. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980, 1-800-668-5422. CAN’T GET up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. 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 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. HOT TUB covers & accessories. Lowest price, highest quality. All sizes and colours available. Call 1-888-6117660. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 PANDORA CHARM clearance. Save 80% Sterling Silver charms low as $1.99. Fits Pandora, Troll, Chamilia. Leading Internet retailer. Additional 10% off checkout code (AMAZING7). Log on now for best PR: Beachcomber HOT TUB 8-10 person, new lid, rebuilt pump. Comes with chemicals and breaker. $4000 OBO.

250-624-2448 PR: Complete Bdrm Suite. 22.3 cu. ft LG Fridge, corner cabinet w/ rounded glass, solid oak entertainment center. Like new toilet and bathtub. Must Sell, 250-627-7829 after 4pm. P.R: MOVING- tools, almost free; household items. 250624-2758. 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

Real Estate Richie at 250-698-7377 or 250-698-7351 or Nathan at 250-692-7478

Commercial/ Industrial Property


Real Estate

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


LAND OF orchards, vineyards & tides in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Bring business! Free brochure. Email: 1-888-865-4647.


Business for Sale



ESTABLISHED LOCKSMITH Business on Vancouver Island since 1997. Tools, equipment, stock & extensive customer base. Mobile sprinter available also. Call for details 250-9497708 or 250-902-9156.

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

Totem Motel / Resort at Christina Lake $1,500,000. Well established business with large home, 5 deluxe condos, RV sites with campground and pool. To view Call Rod 250-447-9322. Don’t miss this super deal!

For Sale By Owner Dodge Cove - Pr. Rupert harbour view. By appt. only. Aprox. 1 acre. 250-627-8300. 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

Check Classifieds! Houses For Sale

Four Winds Apartments 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)


Heat and hot water included. No smoking. No pets $700 per month. References required.

Phone 250-627-8123

Commercial/ Industrial WAREHOUSE FOR RENT

250-624-5800 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

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

Call 250-624-2725

The place to advertise Classifieds, Give us a call! EVERY week! 250.624.8088


Real Estate

Real Estate


Clean & Renovated

“When experience matters” er rs”

1 & 2 bdrm Suites

Furnished & Un-Furnished. EXQUISITE SANCTUARY Fabulous 2.26 private acres with creek in beautiful Alberni Valley on Vancouver Island. Enchanting 3600 sq.ft. 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom custom built 1995 home. Outstanding 57x40 shop with own bathroom, lots of parking. Features hardwood, tile throughout, custom cabinetry. Gas fireplaces, stove, heat and hot water; ensuite with soaker tub. Thinking of a life style change? Move to Vancouver Island. Even better, move to Port Alberni, the Salmon Capital of the World! Visit for more information on this “one of a kind” property. Asking $649,000 RE/MAX Mid Island Realty Port Alberni, B.C. John Stilinovic 250-724-4725 Toll Free 1-877-723-5660

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

Quiet Tenants. On Site Management.

Gym, Hot Tub & Sauna. References Required.

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


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


Real Estate

Real Estate

Property Management


Elaine Hembroff

• 3 & 4 bedroom homes; • 1, 2 & 3 bedroom suites and apartments

Office: (250) 624-5800 Suite 5 - 342 3 Ave. West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L5

Buying or Selling Real Estate?

- 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


CROSSWORD Apt/Condo for Rent Apt/Condo for Rent Real Estate

Call Gordon today Office and Cell: (250) 624-9298 Email: Suite 6 - 342 3rd Ave W. - Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L5

Melanie Erickson

PRINCE RUPERT 250-627-9463

Spring into action with these great buys!



1908 6th Ave 1812 Kootenay 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 1441 Pigott Place 1429 Overlook 322 7th West #307 - 880 PR Blvd

N207491 N200896 Reduced N205505 N206206 N207328 New Listing N206861 N206707 REDUCED N207097 N207253 REDUCED N207266 N207527 N207539 N207599 N207603 N208342 N208523 REDUCED N208604 New Listing N207865 N208340 N207880 N4504737 N209176 New listing N209041 N209503 N209494 N209341 N209469


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Duplex / 4 Plex




AVAILABLE FOR RENT 1, 2, and 3 bdrm homes for rent. 1 bdrm suites include W/D. References required!

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

Homes for Rent PR: 3 bdrm house, 534 6th Ave East, gas heat. Phone 250-624-2842 PR: 3 bdrm hse on Omineca Ave, 1 + 1/2 bath, elec. heat, + utilities. Avail May 1, $800/mo. Call 250-627-4327

Rooms for Rent

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

Suites, Lower PR: 1 bdrm suite, N/S, N/P, for more info. call 250-624-2842

Suites, Upper P.R. 1 BDRM SUITE on Silverside. N/P, N/S. Laundry incl. Off-street parking. $500/mo. Work Ref. req. Call 250-622-7333. PR: 3 bdrm, with view on Graham Ave. Avail May 1. 250622-7033 PR: Large 1 bdrm suite, located on Sloan Ave. W/D incl, lrg storage space. N/P, N/S. $420/mo. 250-624-5730 or 250-624-8041

2003 White Coleman


Tent Trailer,

$10,900. Great condition. Lots of space for family camping trips. 2 king size beds + double, Sleeps 6 comfortably. Pull out dining slide. Small kitchen area + bathroom w/ shower and toilet. Outdoor shower. Awning with add-a-room feature. Trailer has A/C unit, water heater & furnace. This is an awesome family trailer with lots of space. For further details contact

778-884-4328 2007 22’ Wildwood LE travel trailer. Very clean. Tons of storage and options! 3 way fridge, 2 way 6 gal. water htr.(gas/elec.) cable/sat. connections everywhere. Walk around queen bed, full stove with oven, microwave, furnace, as well as full bathroom w/shower-this unit is built for comfort. Custom aluminum wheels with good tires and brakes(recently serviced). garage kept with rubber roof in great shape-absolutely no leaks. Ready for the road!

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

Trucks & Vans


2001 MACGREGOR 26 X MOTOR SAILBOAT Excellent condition. Ready to sail/motor 50 HP Honda 4 stroke, two batteries, port-a-potty, alcohol one burner stove, alcohol heater, VHF radio, sounder, compass, jib & main sail, bimmi top, cockpit cushions; spare prop, anchor with 30’ of chain & 300’ of line. Bottom painted summer 2010. New (2010) Highliner tandem trailer.

Phone 250-624-5127

MUCH REDUCED! Best offer takes it. Skiff also available. To view, call

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

2 & 3 Bedrooms From $550/month

3 Bedroom, 1 ½ Bath Great for family living. Some units heat included. From $550/month

Call Chris 624-3546


Fire suppression system upto-date. New front end; New tires; Engine tuned; new battery; 12 extra inserts for condiments; complete stainless steel interior. All items in excellent & immaculate condition.

Cars - Domestic

Contact 250-627-1363 or 250-624-1813

1991 FORD TEMPO, good running cond. Asking $995. 250-627-8681


Recreational/Sale 08 O’K 2 slide camper loaded 31K &/or 08 F-450 KR 44K. Ken 250878-4365

32’ Bayliner- Twin Hino Diesels, radar, GPS, 3 sounders, all chain anchor winch, 2 power down winches, swim grid with fish dressing station, inverter, diesel furnace. Call 250-992-7202 or 747-1014. Email Trailer available.


Fight Back. Volunteer your time, energy and skills today.

38’ DELTAGA Suitable for gilnetting, trolling or long-line fishing. Has toilet, elec. wash down pump, many other specials. For more information

call 250-627-7015. 1990 25’ Bayliner Trophy Hard Cabin with Furnace 2006 Merc. 350 Mag EFI Bravo 3 Dual Prop Leg 2009 Mercury 9.9 HP 4 Stroke Loaded with all Electronics $27,000

250-627-6664 or 250-627-5488

Small Ads, BIG Deals!

Legal Notices

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1996 CLASS “ A” TIFFIN ALLEGRO STAR MOTOR HOME 44,500 km 454 Engine gets 12 mi/gal. + Sleeps 6 - Private Bdrm, Bath w/ shower. Kitchen, Dinette. All systems work perfect. Non Smokers, Very Clean. Spent $6000 on Super Steer Equipment. Drives like a dream! Asking

$25,000 OBO Call Jimmy



Combination boat.

Cars - Sports & Imports OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: www.bcmotor 250-545-2206

M.V. BEACH TRAMP 40 ft . Cabin Cruiser Diesel engine; marine stove, alum. poles & all gear; alum fish box. Recent survey.

Clean, safe, well maintained.




$25,000 OBO


1996 DODGE MOBILE Lunch Truck


2007 Zodiac tender (no motor) also available for sale. For more details,


Call Clayton 627-6697

46’10” x 24’ 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

24’ FIBREGLASS/ Aluminum boat 7 1/2’ Beam; 4’ Ht; 16” draft; 150hp Yamaha; 100 gal. gas; Dickinson heater; Radio phone; Sounder; glass bottom for viewing fish; double axel trailer; fishing gear included.

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

Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Ivey Toftager, also known as Ivey Viola Toftager, are hereby notiÀed under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claim should be sent to the executor c/o the law Àrm 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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YS A W E V I R D Local golfers take the Mr. and Mrs. title By Shaun Thomas The Northern View Couples form around the northwest made their way to Prince Rupert last week for the annual Mr. and Mrs. Tournament, and it was local golfers who came away with the top prize. After two days of golf that saw both golfers tee off and then alternate shots, Rob and Sue Brown took home the overall low gross trophy with a score of 157 based on scores of 76 and 81 – which also gave them an impressive 125 net and put them seven shots ahead of the next closest couple. Overall low net for the tournament went to John and Sally Newton, whose score of 190 gave them a net of 130. Brian and Rose Holkestad took low gross in the A flight with a score of 164 based on a score of 84 on Saturday and 80 on Sunday, followed by Lyle Bazansky and Karin Williamson at 170 and Terry Sawka and Susan Mackenzie with a two day total of 179. Low net for the flight went to a countback and was awarded to Abby and Cynthia Rosario with a net of 139 based on

a score of 169, second low net went to Moe and Pam Hays also with a net of 139 based on a score of 173 and third low net was Brian and Anna Krause with a net of 146 based on a score of 182. In the B flight, low gross went to Jerry and Bonnie Flan with a two day total of 181 based on scores of 94 and 87, followed by Al and Anne Huls with a 90 on Saturday and 95 on Sunday for a total of 185 and Paul and Christine Henning of Kitimat with a total of 191 based on scores of 99 and 92. Low net for the flight went to Gordon and Jean Eby, whose score of 182 resulted in a net of 140, second low net went to Andrew and Carol Schaeffer with a net of 143 and a score of 187 and Wayne and Sharon Adams took third with a net of 148. In the C flight, low gross went to Andy and Edith



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Overall low gross winners Rob and Sue Brown. Grobins, who shot 96 and 95 for a total of 201, second low gross went to Denver Marraty and Andrea Ciccone with a total of 201 based on 104 on Saturday and 97 on Sunday, and third low gross went to Glen and Lynn Hauptman with scores of 96 and 109 for a total of 205. Low net in the flight went to Wayne and Bev Epp

with a net of 144, followed by Rod and Dawn Szydlik with a net of 149 and Bob and Bonnnie Wekel with a net of 155. The next major tournament for the club will be the Port City open, which takes place May 22 and 23, followed by the Ladies Jubilee on June 11 and 12.

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