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◆ WATSON ISLAND DISPUTE
Court date for the case between City and Sun Wave pushed back to October 31 By Shaun Thomas The Northern View The City of Prince Rupert will have to wait a little longer for their day in court, as the BC Supreme Court has granted Sun Wave Forest Products’ request to postpone any hearings on the matter until the fall. The hearing on the case, which has to do with Sun Wave contesting ownership of the site and access to the equipment after its bid to buy the land back through a tax sale was rejected, is now set for October 31, 2011. The case was originally to go to trial on June 16 and 17 for the first court action and June 22 and 23 for the second, but Sun Wave requested more time and more documents related to the tax sale from the City in a June 7 filing. The court agreed with Sun Wave and granted the extension on June 8.
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â—† UPDATE TO COUNCIL
Gains being made in health care By Monica Lamb-Yorski The Northern View According to Northern Health, approximately 350 people in Prince Rupert are without a family doctor. Less than two years ago, it was estimated there were 4,500 people unattached to a physician. And of that 350, said Northern Health Chief Operating Officer Marina Ellinson, some people choose to visit the hospital, rather than one of the Cityâ€™s clinics to become attached to a doctor. Ellinson made a presentation to City Council last Monday evening, updating council on health news in the northwest region. While four physicians are leaving Prince Rupert, she told council, two new ones have arrived, two are in the process of arriving, and one recently had a tour of the community. In addition, three of the departing physicians have kept locum privileges so they can come back and work for two to four weeks and up to a year. â€œThatâ€™s a very positive thing,â€? Ellinson said of the locum requests, adding there is lots of interest in Prince Rupert.
â€œI donâ€™t know whether youâ€™re waving magic wands or sprinkling fairy dust around, but these physicians are calling and saying, whatâ€™s with Prince Rupert?â€? Ellinson told council. Councillor Joy Thorkelson asked if the doctors that are leaving are from the new Primary Health Care Centre, located in the old Greene Clinic, and heard that three that have been working there are leaving the clinic. Sheila Gordon-Payne, wearing her Northern Health Administrator hat as also part of the presentation, said two are a husband and wife couple that are relocating to another clinic in town to practice with colleagues they have developed a connection with, and Northern Health is now looking for two doctors for the centre. The third doctor is one of the ones retaining his locum privileges, but plans to leave the community. Commenting on the hiring of a psychiatrist for Prince Rupert, as reported in the Prince Rupert Northern View last week, Ellinson said he picked Prince Rupert over a number of communities. He will be moving to the city along with his wife who is a school
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◆ REDUCTIONS IN EFFECT
Mail delivery service being cut back to three days per week By Alan S. Hale The Northern View Starting this week mail delivery in Prince Rupert is going to be reduced down to only three days a week instead of the normal five. One might think that this is a move by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) to put pressure on Canada Post during the strike, but that isn’t the case. The reduction of delivery service was ordered by the crown corporation itself, which it claims is supposed to reduce the costs of the strike for the taxpayer. According to Canada Post representatives, the amount of mail going through the public mail system has dropped dramatically since the strike began, due most likely to
employees not to come in to work. According to Picard, this alone has already begun to create a backlog of undelivered mail in Prince Rupert, and if deliveries are cut it’s certain to get worse. The corporation admits that it’s very possible that the volume of mail in Prince Rupert has not dropped like it has in other parts of the country. Representative from Canada Post say that they will be monitoring the flow of mail and making increasing deliveries where they are needed. Montreal, for instance, will be stay at a fiveday delivery schedule because Week of June 15 the volume of mail there has Not for Navigational Purposes remained high. Wed., June 15 High: 1:17 AM / 6.81 m Low: 8:01 AM / 0.37 m High: 2:26 PM / 5.96 m Low: 8:03 PM / 2.02 m Sunrise: 5:06 AM Sunset: 10:17 PM
people and businesses finding alternatives to the postal service during the strike. The 66 to 70 trucks full of mail that came out of Toronto on a daily basis has dropped to under 10, according to the crown corporation. With less mail comes less revenues say the representatives, and so they have decided cut delivery days in order to save money that must ultimately come out of the pockets of the federal government. Postal workers have accused the corporation of cutting hours as a tactic in the ongoing labour dispute. Paula Picard is the CUPW representative in Prince Rupert; she says that the volume of mail coming into the city has not dropped, and if it has, not by much. Before cutting deliveries, the corporation also stopped paying for overtime last week and told casual and temp
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Painting Prince Rupert By Shaun Thomas The Northern View People driving through downtown will have noticed a lot more colour in the community as the effort to beautify the city continues with the Paint Prince Rupert project. The idea of Cow Bay Gift Galley owner Glen Saunders and in partnership with Hecate Strait, the program is working to revitalize the downtown core by re-painting and bringing new life to old buildings. Already the group has re-painted King Koin Laundry a bright green, the JVA Games building a vibrant blue and have begun working on the Moose Lodge. The work is being done at no
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◆ FEDERAL AFFAIRS
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MP and Enbridge discuss motion to ban tankers on the North Coast a ban on oil tanker traffic Nations and off the North Coast, and other groups is planning to introduce a are not going MP Nathan Cullen, is calling private member’s bill that to stand for this “We know which way on the Federal Government to pass would do just that if passed idea that the the Conservatives are go- g o v e r n m e n t by the Consersimply do ing to go, but this is also can vativewhat it wants,” controlled about the political pres- said Cullen. House of According sure. This is a very threat- to Cullen, the Commons. “ T h e NDP planned ening issue to them...” goverto introduce n m e n t private MP Nathan Cullen a member ’s has been trying to bill this past Call Dick 250-624-5834 spin a line Monday that, if Leave message and number that because passed, would put in place a federal they’re now a ban of oil tanker traffic off the North majority, it’s an Coast. The bill will be entered into SCHEDULED FLIGHTS • CHARTERS • TOURS endorsement to run the slowly growing pool of private over the interests member’s legislation that are of northern BC chosen to be voted on by the House and all of British of Commons at random; meaning Columbia, really. that the bill could potentially never 40 per cent of get a chance to be voted on at all. the vote does The NDP could have introduced not give them the bill on one of its Opposition the legitimacy to Days, therefore guaranteeing that FLIGHT SCHEDULE: JUNE 2011 undervalue our it would come to a vote, but Cullen FLT# DEPART ARRIVE FREQUENCY voices. The First says that they had already used an
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Opposition Day on a tanker ban within the past six months, and the party was not likely to use another on the same topic. Even introducing a tanker ban bill at all arguably amounts to little more than political theatre, since the ConseUMMER OURS rvatives majority Mon - Fri 9:30 am to 9:00 pm means that if Sat 9:30 am to 6:00 pm the bill makes Sun 11:00 am to 5:00 pm to a vote, they would have to change their opposition towards a tanker ban for it to pass, which is something that is unlikely to happen. Cullen says he doesn’t expect the Conservatives to suddenly embrace a tanker ban. “When it comes to
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a vote we’re pretty sure we know which way the Conservatives are going to go, but this is also about the political pressure. This is a very threatening issue to them since they almost lost two seats on it...They’re trying to frame the issue as a done-deal and that it’s no big deal, when we know its quite the opposite,” says Cullen. The oil tanker ban is largely directed at stopping the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project. The company says that it isn’t surprised that the NDP is raising the issue in the house again, since it has seen similar bills introduced in the House before. But, representatives of the company say that such legislation is can be very vague, and without proper clarification it could harm existing businesses interests whole trying to prevent new ones from being established. “Is it specifically aimed at one type of tanker? One particular terminal? I think it needs some clarification, because there is already a considerable off the coat of British Columbia that could be potentially impacted by this sort of legislation,” say Enbridge representative, Paul Stanway.
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◆ SAVING SHAMES
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By Kat Lee Black Press The group that wants to buy Shames Mountain and turn it into a non-profit co-operative will abandon the project if it doesn’t raise $2 million by the end of the year. “We need to draw a line in the sand somewhere on when we’re just going to give up and return the money to the membership, and we chose that date so that it could be wrapped into people’s taxation year,” said Jon Hopper, one of My Mountain Co-op’s founding directors. But he said right now, the initiative is carrying on. “The ultimate goal is to make this thing happen,” he said. “And we will keep pushing until we get there, or it’s just deemed unfeasible.” The current owners, the Shames Mountain Ski Corporation, has had Shames Mountain for sale for several years and recently dropped the asking price to $1.3 million. A local group of volunteers called the Friends of Shames put forth the My Mountain Coop concept. The Co-op had originally set a deadline of the end of April to come up with $2 million – $1.3 million to buy the mountain and another $700,000 for costs and improvements. When it fell short of the mark, it then posted a May 31 target date. As of late last week, the Coop has raised $340,000 through 667 personal memberships and 69 corporate and business sponsorships. “Essentially, it was an internally imposed deadline to try and stimulate the urgency of this. People aren’t getting the urgency,” Hopper said of the April and May target dates. “There is a real risk of losing
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this regional recreation asset if we cannot secure the necessary funds to secure ownership of the assets of the ski area, complete necessary repairs and maintenance of the equipment on the mountain, and attain the necessary working capital to ensure this ski area is on a financially sustainable footing for the future,” said a My Mountain Co-op press release June 8. Hopper says the co-op initiative is contingent on continual fundraising and membership sales to have the purchase money in hand and to do required maintenance. “To make this a go, we need to make this purchase agreement, have it signed within the next month or two, because we need to hire a general manager and get going on the summer maintenance,” he said. “We’ve really identified about $600,000 dollars worth of repairs we want to make, so we need the money to make them, and we need the time to get them done.” Shames Ski Corp.’s Gerry Martin said it wants the sale
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The group hoping to raise $2 million to save Shames Mountain and run it as a Co-op has set a year-end deadline to raise the necessary money. process to start by the end of June as the co-op has a “whole bunch of things they have to do.” The co-op and the Shames Mountain Ski Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding May 5 to establish negotiations leading to a purchase agreement. The intention is for the co-op to run the mountain this winter. Meanwhile, Shames Mountain has yet to start selling its traditional early bird season passes. “We’re hoping, actually, that the Co-op will get that organized,” Martin said of the season pass sale. “They not only need the early season pass sale from a revenue point of view, but it’s the message that it sends out there, that yes, things are going ahead, and yes, the mountain’s going to be open, those kinds
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Kudos to the Paint Prince Rupert crew... I remember being at a Chamber of Commerce lunch earlier this year that included a panel discussion on the successes and challenges of businesses in town that featured Scott Farwell of the Crest Hotel, David Smook of Seahorse Trading Co. and Homework and Glen Saunders of Cow Bay Gifts and the Yellow House in Terrace. After Scott and David gave their input on the subject, which was certainly pertinent and insightful, I remember Glen saying that his story was more or less a story about paint. It was such a different and unexpected response that it drew a bit of laughter from the crowd, who were all familiar with Glen’s different business ventures. He pointed to painting the Cow Bay Gift Galley building, the Yellow House and his newest venture, Flying Fish, as some of the reason for success in terms of creating an attractive business and somewhere that people want to be. But it made perfect sense: If people don’t view an establishment as somewhere they want to enter and if it looks run down and poorly maintained, they’re not as likely to check it out or give that establishment their money. And while the topic was businesses in general, Glen made no bones about the fact that several structures in downtown Prince Rupert could use a coat of paint or two themselves and that it could have a similar effect for the community. Fast forward to the present, and you can see just how right he was. Along with Hecate Strait, Glen has taken on a project
to beautify the city by bringing some vibrant colours to the downtown core. And even with the program just getting off the ground, I can tell you as a resident that it’s having an impact. The buildings and the area as a whole look that much better driving around today than they did a few weeks ago
when some family commented on the state of downtown. It’s easy to talk about what can be done to improve the community, but it’s entirely different to go out and do it. And when someone does that, like Glen has done, he certainly deserves kudos and a tip of the hat.
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Painting Prince Rupert, and looking at BC Ferries profitability Over the past several years I’ve been getting a little grumpy every time I see a BC Ferries annual report. Just for starters, the focus on profit is galling. I don’t care if it was the province or BC Ferries that mandated that one of our highway systems needed to be profitable, it’s still ridiculous to my way of thinking. It becomes particularly hypocritical when inland ferries are still offered free of cost, while the costs of those providing vital service to coastal communities are being jacked up at an alarming rate. Just last week we heard concerns that tourism on the Gulf Islands was at extreme risk – the Denman-Hornby Ferry Advisory Committee says that the islands have almost completely lost day-trippers as a result of high fares – and residents may be soon be forced from the islands by skyrocketing ferry rates. And those fare increases, including an additional fuel surcharge not mentioned in most media stories, continued as BC Ferries Commissioner Gord Macatee announced a review of BC Ferries that will focus on fare increases.
one for the tourism business and For northern residents facing even steeper increases, Talking tourism for BC Ferries,” David Hahn said in a press release last week. BC Ferries is simply no “We are planning to post a loss longer a viable option – it’s of approximately $20 million in cheaper in many cases to fly, fiscal 2012, which is attributed to and certainly far, far cheaper continued low traffic volumes as to drive all the way across the well as our commitment to fund province and then backtrack on-going vessel maintenance down to the Lower Mainland. and repair, and to expand our And the backbone of the safety management and training northern tourism industry, the programs. Our strategy is to not great circle route linking BC BRUCE WISHART repeat past practices of cutting Ferries with rail and highway capital expenditures and other corridors of the north, is a tougher sell every year despite being one of important programs to the detriment of British Columbia’s ferry service.” Canada’s marquee tourism experiences. While I agree with the need to maintain Meanwhile consolidated net earnings at BC Ferries went up to $3.8 million from the fleet, I’m having a really tough time $3.4 million in the fiscal year ending March reconciling all of this. In Prince Rupert we 31. BCFS reported lower than expected held steady in 2010, and in 2011 our first traffic levels, off-set by “cost containment quarter hotel revenue numbers were our measures” (not, presumably, at the executive best in over a decade. Is it possible – just salary level), and the $9.3 million sale of the possible – that what Hahn really means is building that formerly housed their corporate that BC Ferries is losing its market share? I’ve contended for a long time now that BC headquarters in Victoria. “The year ahead is going to be a challenging Ferries offers a poor showing as a result of
misguided marketing effort and pricing itself out of the market. In Prince Rupert we’ve turned a corner in tourism. The strength of our local product, and our strategic position, allowed us to survive the latter part of the last decade in comparatively good shape. We now seem to be on a steady increase. Perhaps Mr. Hahn should ponder this apparent contradiction. Paint Prince Rupert On another note, we’re seeing what I believe is a renewal in community pride and optimism here in Prince Rupert. I felt that at Seafest – as did many others I spoke with on the weekend. The outstanding “Paint Prince Rupert” initiative being spearheaded by Glen Saunders and the Hecate Strait Employment Development Society is an extremely visible example of this. This weekend they’re holding a paint-a-thon of sorts, in hopes of simultaneously tackling three projects. If you’re interested in chipping in, e-mail Glen at email@example.com, or meet at the old Epicurian site this Saturday morning at nine a.m.
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Time to fix the weather to draw more people to Rupert Editor: I very much enjoy reading Bruce Wishart’s column on the tourism industry. I think we are lucky to have the likes of him and Shaun Stevenson to attract tourism from far away as Europe and Asia. However, I feel that we are neglecting a market a little closer to home. Having spent a majority of my years on the West Coast of Vancouver Island I quite frequently visit my home town (Tofino) to see family and friends. Whether it is Tofino, Nanaimo or Vancouver, people have a very common dismal impression of Prince Rupert. “How can you live there”? “It always rains”! The truth of the matter is that Prince Rupert receives just over 90” annual precipitation, while Tofino – Ucleulet area receives close to 120” per annum. As Goe Gardiner stated several years ago in his Daily News column
on this very topic “you haven’t seen it rain until you have visited Tofino”. In all fairness however these downpours occur mainly between November and March. It is drier and a bit warmer through the summer months than here. The storm track is also frequently pushed north in the summer months, which gives Prince Rupert a constant cloud cover for sometimes weeks at a time. Prince Rupert is a very difficult area to predict even a short-term forecast mainly due to a large body of cold water, mountains and a major warm current just off Haida Gwaii. So what is the solution, change the weather? Maybe! Sadly enough BCTV is all we have to give a detailed account of what “they perceive” to be happening weather wise on the North Coast. On this
beautiful day BCTV says we will have a few showers, which I am sure will not happen. The problem is inaccurate forecasts occur on a regular basis throughout the year. I miss the big sign that blew off the top of the Highliner displaying the time and current temperature. On one occasion several years ago I watched the noon news, and then headed into town, the temperature from the airport was 16oC on two consecutive days while the Highliner sign read 24oC and the next day 25oC. With all due respect to the people who
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Postal Union president explains why a strike is needed Editor: The year 1997 was the last time the Canadian Union of Postal Workers hit the streets. 14 years ago, we put our jobs, our homes, our families and our bodies on the line. Now, we’re doing it again, not only for the people we work with, but also for the people who will be working at Canada Post in the future. We are proud to be an organization of workers that fights hard to improve the working conditions of its members. As such, we make no apologies for refusing unreasonable concessions demanded of us by a profitable company. While making $1.7 billion in profits for 15 years, Canada Post has kept one of the lowest standard postage rates in the industrialized world. Canada Post has also contributed $1.2 billion to the federal government in dividends and income taxes over the last 15 years. Some members of the public have the mistaken idea that their taxes are paying for our wages. The truth is that we
do not cost the public money. By keeping Canada Post profitable, our hard work actually saves the public money. CUPW has tried during this round of bargaining to solve the problems our members face every day at work. We want to fix staffing problems, route measurement and forced overtime problems, delivery method problems and health and safety issues. We have offered to address Canada Post’s concerns with our proposals, but they are only interested in their own demands for concessions. Negotiations are supposed to be about give and take. Postal workers want to negotiate but when the other side is taking instead of talking, we are forced to use our legal right to strike in the hope that when we withdraw our labour and picket our workplaces, the pressure will compel Canada Post to negotiate. Going on strike is no joke. It’s not a decision we are making lightly and we wouldn’t be making it at all if our employer weren’t so
determined to aggressively cut labour costs. We’ve told Canada Post there are alternatives to stripping all workers of their sick plan and new workers of their wages. Other postal administrations are rising to the challenge of declining mail volumes instead of stooping to attack their workers. For example, they’re using their networks for services such as banking. In 2008, 44 countries had post offices with banking services that accounted for more than 20 per cent of the total revenue. A postal bank existed in this country from 1867 to 1969 as a trusted alternative to the big commercial banks. In the wake of the financial crisis, never has such an alternative been more relevant. With innovative ideas like this, Canada Post could continue to be a profitable, effective corporation that meets its universal service obligation and the needs of the public. It doesn’t have to take the lazy way out by squeezing its workers instead of improving
its services. Unfortunately, it’s choosing to take advantage of the recession to demand workers pay for its projections of future decline instead of working with us to find solutions. Canada Post may be buying billions of dollars worth of new technologies but its labour relations practices date back to the days of disco. What management is proposing rolls our wages and benefits back to the twentieth century even though the cost of living in the twenty-first century keeps on rising and it is getting increasingly difficult for the national average income earner (such as a postal worker) to make ends meet. You can’t “modernize” a company with the regressive labour standards Canada Post is proposing. Nor can you look after your family with an 18 per cent wage cut. But that’s exactly what the corporation is expecting new employees to do. Their insistence on this and other rollbacks forces us to strike. We know that going on strike
takes our fight to the public even though we are not fighting the public. As postal workers who care deeply about what we do, it’s an upsetting prospect to be facing angry people, including customers we have known and served for years. But we also know that we have support from many people who understand that sometimes workers have to strike to fight for an important principle like decent jobs. We feel confident that many people will understand why we have to strike in order to get Canada Post to negotiate seriously. We especially hope that the young workers whose wages and benefits we are struggling to preserve will honour this fight down the road and resist future rollbacks just as fiercely as we do now. Denis Lemelin National President and Chief Negotiator for the Canadian Union of Postal Workers
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Sea cadets preparing for the trip of a life time in 2012 cemeteries, and photographs, both historical and present day. The Northern View “When our cadets tour these sites, where soldiers, perhaps only Juno Beach, Dieppe, Dunkirk a year or two older than them, lost and Vimy Ridge are some of the their lives, it will have an impact stops that sea cadets in Prince on them. It will change their lives Rupert, B.C. are hoping to tour in June 2012. forever,” Boychuk said. The eyes of the world will be “Our corps has been asked to watching, he added, when the lay a wreath at Juno Beach. With cadets and officers from Prince that in mind, we’ve looked at Rupert lay a wreath at D-Day how we can incorporate that with ceremonies. They will also visit community service all in one,” said every commonwealth gravesite Officer Glen Boychuk of the Navy and perform community service League of Canada Prince Rupert and pay their respects. Branch Captain Cook Sea Cadets Presently there are 26 cadets and during a presentation to City 3 officers in the corps, but only 11 Council last Monday evening. cadets will embark with the three During a compelling officers on the trip. At the end of power point presentation, Boychuk this month, the officers will choose outlined the tour’s itinerary four cadets and the remaining seven showing war memorials, will be announced FOR SALE OR LEASE b e t w e e n - Bowling alley September and - 12000 sq ft building - kitchen, grill, banquet hall December. - on over an acre lot. Over a year ago the opportunity Located at a strategic corner on 3rd west was presented Grocery Store to the cadets, - 3 garage workshop and ever since, -plus 10,000 Sq Ft of vacant land they’ve been working toward For more information call Shama Vohora at 778-245-1535 being selected.
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Navy League of Canada Prince Rupert Branch Officer Glen Boychuk and Cadet Kaleb Fitzsimmons, 16, could be part of a local cadet team that will lay a wreath at Juno Beach in June 2012. Captain Cook Sea Cadets are planning a trip to Europe and were at City Council Monday evening asking for financial support for the endeavour. Defence will lay wreaths. We have entered into a series of conversations and asked to be part and they’ve said yes.” Councillor Kathy Bedard said her granddaughter went on a similar tour with a school trip and before departing had no idea of the emotional impact she would
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Rupert golfers win Ladies Jubilee By Shaun Thomas The Northern View Approximately 30 golfers from around the northwest made their way to Prince Rupert during Seafest weekend for the annual Ladies Jubilee, and it was two Prince Rupert golfers who came out on top. The overall low gross winner and tournament champion for 2011 was Rose Holkestad of Prince Rupert, who followed up an 88 on Saturday with an 87 on Sunday for a two-day gross of 175. Low net for the tournament went to Andrea Pollock, whose two day total of 213 gave her a new of 141 based on a handicap of 36. First Low gross in the Championship flight went to Janet Sheppard, who shot a 96 on Saturday and then dropped 10 strokes on Sunday for a total of 182, followed by Aina Pettersen with a gross of 189 and Kim Croot with a gross of 195.
Low net for the Championship flight was awarded to Cynthia Rosario, who finished with a net of 152 based on a score of 186, followed by Susan Mackeznie with a net of 158 and a gross of 194 and Karin Williamson with a net of 161. Low gross in the first flight wen to Fran Colussi, who shot a 101 on Saturday and a 99 on Sunday for a gross of 200, followed by Bonnie Flann, who was in a countback with Selma Standring as both ladies finished with a two-day total of 210. It was down to the wire for low net for the flight, which went to Pam Hays, who finished with a net of 156 based on a gross of 204. She was followed closely by Carol Schaeffer with a net of 157 and Judy Fraser with a net of 159. In the second flight, low gross went to Margaret Chan, who followed up Saturday’s 103 with a 110 on Sunday for a total of 213, followed by Donna Viereck with a gross of 221 based on scores of 112 and 109 and Mary Murphy with a two day
total of 242. Low net for the flight was won by Carol Bryant, who finished the tournament with a net of 160, followed by Barry Anne Bury with a net of 162 and Chris Gordon with a net of 164. With the Ladies Jubilee now in the books, the men will be taking to the course this weekend for the Men’s Jubilee. Shaun Thomas photos
Tournament chair Joanne Sylvester presents the low gross trophy to Rose Holkestad (top) and the low net trophy to Andrea Pollock (bottom).
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Drag race season continues in Terrace By Ed Evans The Northern View With the wrap up of the “Seafest Show and Shine” our attention now turns towards Terrace this weekend. This will be the place to be for all motor heads with the Skeena Valley Cruizers annual ‘Fathers day Show and Shine’ at Canadian Tire, Sunday June 19 from 10 a.m. to three p.m. This is one of the bigger Show & Shines in the Northwest and attracts cars from around the region. This weekend also marks the second of four Drag racing
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In the Rough: A busy golf season continues Tournament month at the Prince Rupert Golf Club is off to a a succesful start.The Centennial Golf Course is in magnificent condition and the weather was pleasant for the Ladies Jubilee Tournament. Congratulations to the ladies who teed it up and posted their scores in the thirty six hole event. Rose Holkestad has enjoyed success in partner events with husband, Brian, and now has a title to herself. Janet Sheppard was opportunistic, in turning a struggling season around and finished in the runnerup spot. Also taking (Flight) honors were Fran Colussi and Margaret Chan. Andrea Pollock works hard on her golf and was rewarded with the overall Net title. Flight winners in the Net Division, included, Cynthia Rosario, Pam Hays and Carol Bryant. A special presentation award in memory
of Sportswoman Jean Billing went to Fran Colussi. On the course, starting Friday, will be the 54 hole Mens Jubilee Tournament. A field of one hundred, plus, is anticipated, for the event. Jamie Moran, from Hirsch Creek Club in Kitimat is in the field as defending champion. Moran is a multi time winner of the Jubilee, and has enjoyed success in Northern events. Past winners from the host club who are expected to play include Layne Young, Robert McDonald and Grant Oystensen. Mike Walters, husband of Prince Rupert, LPGA Professional, Lisa Walters, brings an extensive golf background to the event, as he tests the Centennial Golf Course, for the first time. In addition to the coveted title as tournament champion, golfers will shoot for a trip to the prize table for Gross
and Net awards in their flights. In addition to playing golf, golfers will be keeping an eye on the U.S. Open. Defending Open Champion, Graham McDowell has not been at his best this spring and with the absence of Tiger Woods, the title is wide open.This is truly a Men’s golf weekend, with the competition, plus the celebration of Fathers Day. Mens Day events serve as a competitive tune up for the major competitions, and we have seen fine results.Layne Younghas turned in the lowest gross of theyear, with an even par round. Other gross winners have been Brian Holkestad and Grant Oystensen. Mark Bryant shot a net 61 that stands as the best to this point.. Congratulations to Terry Sawka and Sue MacKenzie on their team victory at the Kitimat Mr/Mrs event.
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Celebrating the rich culture and signiﬁcant contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis National Aboriginal Day in Prince Rupert: Noon to 8 p.m. at Waterfront Park
Full day of song, dance and family fun planned for Prince Rupert’s gathering By Martina Perry The Northern View On Tuesday, June 21, communities all over Canada will partake in National Aboriginal Day, a day held in recognition of the incomparable contributions Aboriginal people have made with the development of Canada as well as to celebrate the rich and diverse culture. In Prince Rupert, there will be a number of things going on at the Rotary Waterfront Park (or if the weather doesn’t permit, the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre) from noon until eight p.m. to celebrate the occasion including speakers, dancers, music, food, displays and more.
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“We are really looking forward to the 13th annual National Aboriginal Day...We had great support again this year,” said School District 52’s District Principal of Aboriginal Education Debbie Leighton-Stephens, who is organizing next Tuesday’s event with fellow Aboriginal Education Council members, the City of Prince Rupert and the Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert. The event will begin at noon with a number of speakers including Mayor Jack Mussallem, Port Edward Mayor Dave MacDonald, and MLA Gary Coons. Throughout the day there will be several different dance groups performing, starting with the Lax Kw’Alaams Tribal Dancers who will be performing at 12:45. Other groups dancing will include the Sugigyet Dancers at 2:15 and the North Coast Ceremonial Dancers at 4:30 p.m. The final group to dance will be the Kwe Uglis Dancers at 5:45 p.m. Additionally, there will be a number of musical performers that are sure to keep people entertained. Local Jaime Aubee will be the first musical performer, showcasing her vocal talents at 1:30 p.m., followed by the Pineridge Drummers
at 2:00 p.m.. Jason Burnstick, who is a Juno and Jessie Richardson Award nominee, will be traveling to Prince Rupert to perform live with his arrangement of different music styles including blues and folk music. Burnstick will do two different sets, the first at three p.m., and again at 6:30 p.m.. The Hartley Bay Gospel Singers will be coming to Prince Rupert to do a set starting at four p.m. Then at 5:15, local Charlie Carlick will be performing. Leighton-Stephens said that not only will Tuesday’s event be enjoyable for the entire family, it’s also an opportunity to bring all members of the community together. “National Aboriginal Day is for the whole community, not just Aboriginal people. We really want to stress that. It’s about building relationships. We live in a small community so we need to live together and get to know one another,” explained Leighton-Stephens. Volunteers are still needed for the event. for tasks such as set up and take down, handing out programs, clean up, , etc. Anyone wishing to lend a hand is encouraged to contact Debbie Leighton-Stephens at 250-627-1536 ex 222.
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blues rock styling’s of George Leach or multiple People’s Choice Award winner R&B artist INEZ. “The whole play had the constant and unobtrusive playing of Jason Burnstick’s guitar and weissenborn lap slide playing and singing…“ Alex Waterhouse-Hayward, Photographer, writer, artist. Kevin Loring’s, Where The Blood Mixes There is an obvious flavour of blues and Latin influences in his style stemming from the guidance and support he received from his older brothers and the Latin texture is accredited to the 1994 Juno nominated Andean Group Kanatan Aski. One of Jason’s personal musical highlights was when his idol Pura Fe asked him to sit in as a musical guest at the Yale blues club in Vancouver in 2007 during her set. “I know Pura Fe is going to go down
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WISE BUYERS READ THE LEGAL COPY: Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offers. Offers may be cancelled at any time without notice. See your Ford Dealer for complete details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ^Fuel efficiency based on ratings of 2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada vehicles. Total of 6 Best in Class models: Fiesta (B Car), Fusion Hybrid (CD Car), Escape Hybrid (Small Utility), Ranger (Compact Pickup), Super Duty (Full Size Pick Ups over 8,500lbs. GVWR), and Transit Connect (Full Size Bus/Van). Classes per R.L. Polk Canada, Inc. (Canada). Fuel consumption ﬁgures based on city/hwy label values, using Transport Canada approved test methods and information available at the time of publishing. 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Only one (1) offer may be applied towards the purchase or lease of one (1) Eligible Vehicle, up to a maximum of two (2) separate Eligible Vehicle sales per Costco Membership Number. Offer is transferable to persons domiciled with an eligible Costco member. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford Motor Company of Canada at either the time of factory order (if ordered within the Offer Period) or delivery, but not both. Offer is not combinable with any CPA/GPC or Daily Rental incentives, the Commercial Upﬁt Program or the Commercial Fleet Incentive Program (CFIP). Applicable taxes calculated before $1,000CDN offer is deducted. Dealer may sell or lease for less. Limited time offer, see dealer for details or call the Ford Customer Relationship Centre at 1-800-565-3673. ©2011 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. 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who just can’t seem to get enough of it. Well maybe everyone but Elsie Foot Care: We are holding a foot care clinic on June 22 beginning at 11a.m. Michelle will be in attendance. No appointment is necessary, just come in, sign the book and relax until it’s your turn. May I remind all you early birds that we are not open until 11am. Embroidery: The ladies have decided that they will shut down for the summer so there will be no embroidery on Fridays until probably September.
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◆ FLIPPED BOAT
WANTED BY POLICE…
Search cancelled for missing man between Rupert and Haida Gwaii Contributed The Northern View After three days of an extensive search effort, 66-year-old Folkert “Fred” Wydenes remains missing. Mr. Wydenes was last seen around Monday May 30th, when the small skiff he was in with his partner overturned in the area of Tian Bay, south of Frederick Island on the West Coast of Haida Gwaii. The couple was travelling from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii by boat around Monday May 30th, when they decided to stop along the North west side of the island. They anchored their main vessel, the “Ocean Gem” - a 40-foot wooden fishing vessel, in Otard Bay and took a smaller aluminum skiff into Tian Bay when the boat overturned and both were thrown into the water. The 62 year old woman held on to the overturned boat and managed to put on a life jacket.
However the 66 year old male was unable to and he floated away. Members of the RCMP’s West coast Marine Services and the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team (URT) conducted a thorough search of Tian Bay for Mr. Wydenes. While the search was initially hampered by weather conditions and a gale warning that was in effect, multiple dives were conducted along with snorkel searches and an underwater grid search in the bay. Searchers also returned to the shores of Tian Bay, where the 62 year old woman managed to start a fire and wait to be rescued. While some items and debris from the boat were found, Mr. Wydenes remains missing. At this time the search has been suspended and no further attempts are being planned. This decision has been discussed with his family. While a physical search has been called off, this matter remains an active missing person’s file.
Richard Darryl BRYANT - 6’2” tall 181 lbs - 24 years old - Black hair Brown eyes - 1 Count Assault Call 1-800-222 TIPS or send an anonymous tip online at www.bccrimestoppers.com.
Bridgette Carolann WILSON - 5’7” tall 221 lbs - 23 years old - Brown hair Brown eyes - 1 Count Theft Under $5000 - 1 Count Fail to Comply with Undertaking - 1 Count Assault 1 Count Breach of Undertaking
◆ MLA WEIGHTS IN
Opinion: Why I am voting to scrap the Harmonized Sales Tax By Gary Coons North Coast MLA Last year something amazing happened. For the first time in our province’s history, an Initiative Petition was successful as more than 700,000 British Columbians showed their determination to stop the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). On the North and Coast, many thousands of people signed the petition, and I was one of the many volunteer canvassers who worked on that effort. From the first days of the BC Liberals’ announcement that they were breaking their promise not to implement a HST, my office has been flooded with calls and
emails from constituents who are absolutely opposed to this tax. As you know, you will shortly be receiving a referendum ballot in the mail asking you whether or not you are in favour of extinguishing the HST. I believe the majority of British Columbians will vote ‘Yes.’ There has been a great deal of talk about ‘fixing’ the HST. Premier Christy Clark and her government have made the decision to stake their political futures on whether or not the people of British Columbia will be fooled by her promises of rebates and rate reductions. They, along with many big companies and corporations, are spending millions of dollars to convince you that the HST will be good
This is a government for you….don’t be that clearly cannot be fooled. trusted. These promised And it is also a ‘fixes’ do not government that is not deal with the fact capable of managing that the HST was the books. If the brought in under government were to false pretences. proceed with these The BC Liberals rebates and rate cuts, campaigned on their promise that we would see a massive they would not hole in the provincial implement an HST. government. They broke that Arguments that we promise. can’t cancel the HST MLA Gary Coons Now they because we can’t are promising a afford to give back rebate and rate reduction, but in the $1.6 billion to the federal order to partially fund these new government become moot if the promises, they’ve had to break cost of ‘fixes’ are so much greater. previous promises of tax cuts. The HST, both the current
version and proposed version, still constitutes a massive shift of taxation away from large corporations and on to the backs of average residents. And it no longer allows British Columbians to make tax policy for themselves. As we prepare to vote in the HST referendum, we need to remember how we came to be in this place. It is only because of the strong voice of regular British Columbians showing their opposition to the HST that we are getting this opportunity to make this decision. I will be honouring the fight and determination of so many British Columbians, and I will be voting ‘Yes’ to scrap the HST.
◆ TALKING TAX
New poll shows that HST is gaining support around BC By Tom Fletcher Black Press The harmonized sales tax and the referendum on its fate are still widely misunderstood, but support for returning to the old provincial sales tax is declining. That’s the main finding of a poll released Thursday by Angus Reid Public Opinion. An online survey of 805 B.C. residents found 44 per cent intend to vote “no” in the mail-in referendum that gets underway this month. A year ago, just before the HST took effect, the pollster found 82 per cent wanted to scrap it. The latest survey shows a substantial increase in support for the HST since the B.C. government offered to cut the rate by two points to 10 per cent over the next three years.
The poll also reflects confusion about the referendum question, which will ask voters if they want to “extinguish” the HST and return to the federal GST and the former PST at a combined rate of 12 per cent. One out of three respondents incorrectly believed that a “no” vote would get rid of the HST. Opposition to the HST was stronger among women, younger people and rural residents. Women were 64 per cent opposed and people aged 18 to 34 were 62 per cent opposed. Residents of Metro Vancouver were evenly divided, while opponents were a clear majority in the Interior, the North and Vancouver Island. One in four respondents said they have put off purchases such as a new car or television, goods that are taxed the same under GST-PST and HST.
The political battle over the HST continues as voters begin receiving their ballot packages in the mail. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon now estimates that killing the HST will cost B.C. $3 billion, including $1.2 billion in lost revenue and the cost to borrow and repay Ottawa’s $1.6 billion transition fund. NDP leader Adrian Dix has begun a tour to urge people to restore the PST and GST at 12 per cent, arguing that the B.C. Liberal government can’t be trusted to lower the HST rate. The poll asked people about the credibility of various sources. A majority said they trust small business owners and academics, while 40 per cent trust Premier Christy Clark and 35 per cent are inclined to believe Dix. The highest ranked personality was Bill Vander Zalm.
Black Press photo
Finance Minister Kevin Falcon has turned his neutral information campaign into a sales pitch for the new, improved HST with a reduced rate.
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North Coast COMING EVENTS JUNE 20 - Special Olympics Prince Rupert is holding its Annual General Meeting on June 20th, 7 p.m. at the Civic Centre Judo Room. Refreshments will be served, and everyone is welcome.
JUNE 21 - National Aboriginal Day, Call for Food Vendors. Pls call Marilyn @ (250)627-1536
JUNE 26TH - Diversity Day . In celebration of Canadian Multiculturalism Day.The North Coast Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society would like to invite the community of Prince Rupert to Diversity Day Sunday, June 26th, 2011, between 2 and 4 p.m., at the Rupert Square Mall, beside the Royal Bank. Representatives of different cultural organizations and associations will be there to talk about who they are and what they do and two guests speakers are going to talk about multiculturalism and immigration. Info: Sebastien @ (250) 624-949
JULY 1 - Celebrate Canada Day, Canada’s 144th Birthday party in Prince Rupert’s Mariner’s Park.
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.
AUG. 4 - The Snowbirds will be performing in Prince Rupert on August 4th. Demonstration and Snowbird show will be held at 6 p.m. over the waterfront. On the waterfront, there will be displays, food booths and lots of activities during the day. This event is sponsored by the Snowbirds, City of Prince Rupert and the Rotary Club of Prince Rupert.
EXPRESSIVE ARTS presents Sketching Groups. Meets every Mon-Fri, 9am - 12 noon. Call Diana for more info, 250-6222787.
ATTENTION EXCANNERY WORKERS: North Pacific Cannery is looking for people who lived/worked at the cannery and are willing to be interviewed for an oral history project about what life was like at the site. Please contact NPC staff at 250-628-3538 or northpac@citytel. net
SALMONBERRY TRADING COMPANY - Markets are on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. We can only accept home made, home cooked/baked and home grown goods. Contact Info: Jo Scott at 250.624.8349, Delvina Delill at
250.628.3371, or Donna McNeil-Clark at 250.624.2088.
PROSTATE AND BLADDER CANCER - 7:30pm, Rm 430, Prince Rupert Regional Hospital. 250-622-6533. No Meetings July and August
NORTH COAST VICTIM SERVICES Act Now! Protect yourself and your household and avoid beoming a victim. Obtain a free home security pacakge and arrange for a free home inspection. Call 250-627-7779
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS invites you to visit mormon.org . Call the LDS Missionaries @ 250-600-3032 for more information.
“FROM TEARS TO HOPE” Prince Rupert’s Community Grief Support Group provides education and sharing. Meetings run 8 consecutive weeks, several times throught the year. PRE-REGISTRATION is required. Call 250-627-7779 for more info.
CORNERSTONE MB CHURCH Free Coffee and snacks each Tues and Wed, 10:00am - Noon. 202 6th Ave West. Call 250-627-1033 for details. See you there!
CORNERSTONE MB CHURCH Sunday Celebration every week @ 10:30am, Everyone Welcome.Call 250-627-1033 for details.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS - DRUG PROBLEM? We Can Help. Monday 8:00-9:00pm, 223 4th Ave East, Presbyterian Church (side door). Tuesday - 8:00-9:00pm, 460 McBride St. (side door), Lutheran Church. For addicts only please.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS - If you want to stop drinking, take the first step and call us. Prince Rupert A.A. 250-627-1119.
FRIENDSHIP 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.
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
ACROSS 1. Property measure 5. Without 9. Dangle 12. Tree liquid 15. Hoodlum 16. Hearty food 17. Cassowary’s cousin 18. Civil War side, briefly 19. Metallic sound 20. Israeli circle dance 21. Talk 23. Black cuckoo 24. Tofu matter 25. Beer ingredient 27. Aid a felon 28. 18th-century French style 30. Strong cotton 31. Take out 32. Model wood 34. Love affair 37. Decorous 40. Spock’s eyebrow shape, often 42. Light wind 46. Moratorium 47. Furthermore 48. Break a ____
(good luck) 49. Bagel topper 50. “Shogun” wear 51. Tout on TV 53. First number 54. Perfect: hyph. 55. Besides 56. Donate 57. Fight 58. Shaking 60. Skirt type 61. Refine 62. Monkey business? 64. Good-bye 66. Antlered creature 69. Dye chemical 71. Cancel 75. “For ____ the Bell Tolls” 76. Romanov title 77. Horned viper 78. “Animal House” letter 79. On again, off again 81. Competent 83. Settled the bill 84. Caress 85. Openings 86. Cato’s cloak 87. Skin problem 88. Old airline
89. Become firm 90. Midterm, e.g. 91. Gentle creature DOWN 1. Floral essence 2. Khaki cloth 3. Mystical 4. Mork’s transport 5. Place of learning 6. Nautical cry 7. Hide ____ hair 8. Pundit 9. Disorder 10. Elide 11. Pupil transport 12. Diver’s gear 13. Liability’s opposite 14. Almond or tomato ____ 22. Core group 24. Great number 26. Indian nanny 29. Last notice 30. Analyze a sentence 33. Bombardment 35. Corpulent 36. Do lobbying 37. Young pig 38. Fife
accompaniment 39. Same 41. Welsh herder 43. Run away to marry 44. Of a region 45. Put forth 47. Worship 48. Enraged 51. At the summit of 52. Of ocean movement 57. Self-satisfied 59. Molten rock 60. Chatty bird 61. Leak slowly 63. Farina or Wheezer, e.g. 65. Trouser length 66. Cleaned, as the floor 67. Tossed 68. Primary artery 70. Upset 72. Swiftly 73. Biblical your 74. Down source 76. Make weary 77. Pond organism 80. Garb 82. Carton 83. Stuff
See page 5 for answers
Another editorial cartoon from Ingrid Rice
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THANK YOU We would like to thank everyone for the Áowers, cards, donations and especially the kindness shown to us following Chuck’s passing. A special thanks to the Medivac team and all the doctors and nurses at PRRH and VGH for doing all they could in Chuck’s time of need. We’d also like to thank Chuck’s extended family for their warmth during this trying time. We’d like to particularly thank Mickey and Val Pilfold for their care and attention and Celina Manson for her thoughtful work in putting together our celebration of Chuck’s life. We’re extremely grateful to have been blesses with such a great supporting cast. Our grieving would have been much more difÀcult without your support. Frances, Randy, Louisa, Ashley and Julia Pilfold
The First Nations Training & Development Centre is looking for participants who want to attend the Infant/Toddler and Special Needs CertiÀcate program that is being delivered at the Centre in Prince Rupert. Participants must already possess an Early Childhood Education CertiÀcate and be willing to attend evening and weekend classes. The program will begin in September, 2011. Please register for the program BEFORE June 20, 2011. For further information about the program or to register please call: Brenda Leighton at 250.627.8822.
OFFICE MANAGER Coastal ShellÀsh Corporation is a new business with a small ofÀce in Prince Rupert. Coastal ShellÀsh provides technical and management services to the Coastal First Nations’ shellÀsh farms recently established along the north and central coast, including Haida Gwaii. The OfÀce Manager will provide administrative support to Coastal ShellÀsh’s Technical Manager and CEO. Candidates for this position should be extremely well-organized, with excellent computer skills, and good written and oral communication skills. Only those candidates with relevant experience will be contacted for an interview. Please email or fax a resume and cover letter before June 24th to: Coastal ShellÀsh Corporation 206 - 100 McBride Street Prince Rupert, BC V8J 3E8 sbowman@coastalÀ rstnations.ca
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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. PRINCE Rupert Rowing & Yacht Club requires a caretaker to take over the operations of our club. The future candidate will require good communication & organization skills & can work independently with visitor moorage & the membership. This is a very busy place May - Sept. Please send resume’s to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. RESTORATION/CONSTRUCTION LABOURERS
North Paciﬁc Cannery National Historical Site is looking for labourers to restore work dock and stabilize/conserve heritage buildings on the site.. Must be EI eligible or have been on employment insurance (EI) in the last 3 years (5 yrs if mat/pat leave). Basic Carpentry knowledge and some tools required. This is an 13 week contract ending August 26, 2011. For more information please call the Career Resource Center at 250-624-5845
Medical/Dental FRONT OFFICE & CERTIFIED DENTAL ASSISTANT Team oriented dental ofﬁce seeking CDA and front ofﬁce coordinator for full or part-time positions. For front ofﬁce position, we seek an energetic people person; knowledge of dentistry is an asset, computer training is required. For CDA position we seek an enthusiastic person who is good with children. Call Debbie @ 250-624-9809 MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Ofﬁce & Medical Admin Staff! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available! 1-888-778-0459
Trades, Technical AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for a certiﬁed Journeyman 40 ton crane operators ASAP. Excellent wages, full beneﬁts after 90 days, proﬁt sharing semiannual after 90 days, full-time career minded individuals preferred. Please send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call ATM at 780-846-2231 to set up an interview. AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for Journeyman Welders, $31. $35. per hour. 2nd/3rd year apprentices, hourly rate based on experience. Full beneﬁts after 90 days. Proﬁt sharing semi-annual after 90 days. Full-time career minded individuals preferred. Send resume to: email@example.com or call ATM at 780-846-2231 to set up an interview. DIAMOND Drillers Wanted. We are currently looking for Sr. Drillers to provide services for our Sr. Clients programs in Gold, Zinc, Coal, and Copper drilling projects. Projects will be located near towns in the South and Interior of BC. Clean Safety and Performance references are mandatory. Apply via Fax at 250-314-4865, Email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 250-525-0006.
GRADUATING? THE trades are a great career choice! Consider becoming an automotive service technician at Hanna Chrysler Ltd. in Hanna, Alberta. Apprentice or licensed candidates considered. Competitive wages, bonus potential, beneﬁts. Clean, modern shop. Fax resume to 403-8543141 or email: email@example.com. Licensed Automotive Tech req. You must be motivated, focused on customer service & organized with the ability to work on your own. Email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail: 370 S Mackenzie Ave, Williams Lake, BC V2G 1C7 Attn: Leo Nieuwland.
Wanted for WTP work in Prince Albert Sask. Competitive Wages, LOA and Beneﬁts!
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SUMMER READING CLUB COORDINATOR Prince Rupert Public Library. Creating and implementing programs for Grade 1 – 7 students. July 4 August 19, 2011. 35 hours per week, $12.54 per hour. Must be between 16 and 30, have attended school last year and will attend again in September. Must be registered at www.youngcanadaworks.ca Complete job description available at the Library or at our website www.princerupertlibrary.ca Applications will be accepted until 5pm, Saturday June 18th, 2011. The Library is an equal opportunity employer and encourages everyone to apply. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Paciﬁc Pilotage Authority Canada
Administration de pilotage du Paciﬁque Canada
Paciﬁc Pilotage Authority Canada
Administration de pilotage du Paciﬁque Canada
RELIEF, PART-TIME LAUNCH MASTER PRINCE RUPERT
RELIEF, PART-TIME LAUNCH ENGINEER PRINCE RUPERT
This position is offered subject to the terms and conditions of the current Canadian Merchant Service Guild agreement. A valid Master 350 GT Certi¿cate, Marine First Aid and Transport Canada Medical are a prerequisite. A full shift is 12 hours. A list of the duties and quali¿cations are available on request. Candidates are required to undergo a pre-employment medical and drug & alcohol test. The successful individual must be available on short notice for relief opportunities. Persons interested in applying for this position are requested to respond in writing prior to Friday, June 17, 2011, to:
This position is offered subject to the terms and conditions of the current Canadian Merchant Service Guild agreement. A valid Fourth-Class Engineer Certi¿cate, Marine First Aid and Transport Canada Medical are a prerequisite. A full shift is 12 hours. A list of the duties and quali¿cations are available on request. Candidates are required to undergo a pre-employment medical and drug & alcohol test. The successful individual must be available on short notice for relief opportunities. Persons interested in applying for this position are requested to respond in writing prior to Friday, June 17, 2011, to:
Brian Young Director, Marine Operations Paci¿c Pilotage Authority 1000 1130 West Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6E 4A4 email@example.com
Paciﬁc Pilotage Authority Canada
Administration de pilotage du Paciﬁque Canada
Brian Young Director, Marine Operations Paci¿c Pilotage Authority 1000 1130 West Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6E 4A4 firstname.lastname@example.org
Paciﬁc Pilotage Authority Canada
Administration de pilotage du Paciﬁque Canada
CAPITAINE DE BATEAU-PILOTE À MI-TEMPS OCCASIONNEL - PRINCE RUPERT
OFFICIER MÉCANICIEN À MI-TEMPS OCCASIONNEL - PRINCE RUPERT
Ce poste est assujetti aux dispositions actuelles de l’entente avec la Guilde de la Marine Marchande du Canada. Les candidats doivent détenir une forme valide des documents suivants : certi¿cat de capitaine de 350 tonneaux de jauge brute, formation en secourisme en mer et rapport d’examen médical de Transports Canada. Le quart de travail est de 12 heures. Une liste des responsabilités et aptitudes requises sera fournie sur demande. Les candidats doivent subir un examen médical au préalable ainsi que des tests de dépistage de consommation de drogues et d’alcool. La personne choisie devra être disponible en tout temps pour des relèves à court préavis. Les candidats intéressés sont priés de répondre par écrit avant le vendredi 17 juin 2011, aux soins de :
Ce poste est assujetti aux dispositions actuelles de l’entente avec la Guilde de la Marine Marchande du Canada. Les candidats doivent détenir une forme valide des documents suivants : certi¿cat d’of¿cier mécanicien de quatrième classe, formation en secourisme en mer et rapport d’examen médical de Transports Canada. Le quart de travail est de 12 heures. Une liste des responsabilités et aptitudes requises sera fournie sur demande. Les candidats doivent subir un examen médical au préalable ainsi que des tests de dépistage de consommation de drogues et d’alcool. La personne choisie devra être disponible en tout temps pour des relèves à court préavis. Les candidats intéressés sont priés de répondre par écrit avant le vendredi 17 juin 2011, aux soins de : Brian Young Directeur des opérations maritimes Administration de pilotage du Paci¿que 1130, rue Pender Ouest, bureau 1000 Vancouver, C-B V6E 4A4 email@example.com
Brian Young Directeur des opérations maritimes Administration de pilotage du Paci¿que 1130, rue Pender Ouest, bureau 1000 Vancouver, C-B V6E 4A4 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Merchandise for Sale
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 52 (PRINCE RUPERT) StrongStart Centre Coordinator
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School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) is accepting applications for this excluded staff position, 20 hours per week with the possibility of an increase in hours, effective September 1, 2011. This is a 10 month position, effective September through June each year. In collaboration with school and district staff, and community partners, the coordinator will be responsible for establishing and operating the program. This parent participation program will give parents and caregivers the opportunity to be with their children in a purposeful, culturally relevant, play based environment. The program will concentrate on key aspects of family literacy, numeracy, family support and education. This position will involve some evening work. The coordinator will have successfully completed the Early Childhood Education program and have a minimum of Àve years of education and experience in a family participation early learning program; a good understanding of local First Nations history, language and culture; a valid child safe Àrst aid certiÀcate and a food safe certiÀcate (or willingness to obtain). For more information, please contact Deb Taylor, principal of Lax Kxeen Elementary School at (250) 624-6218. Please submit covering letter, resume, transcripts and names and contact numbers of three references to Cam McIntyre, Secretary-Treasurer, SD52 (Prince Rupert), 634 East Sixth Avenue, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1X1; fax: (250) 624-6517; email: email@example.com. Closing date for applications is Friday noon, June 17, 2011.
, 1 , 1- , 9 The Port of Prince Rupert, Canada’s second largest West Coast port with the deepest natural harbour in North America, has an exciting career opportunity for a highly-motivated individual to join the team as:
Pets & Livestock Pets
Cutie Paws Grooming Located in Pacific Coast Vet
Merchandise for Sale
Merchandise for Sale
Misc. for Sale
For Sale By Owner
PR: 216 Prince Rupert Blvd, Sat June 18, 8:00am - Noon. Utility trailer, mens magazines, clothes and lots more.
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... “Final clearance!”. 25x40 $7995. 30x40 $9840. 35x50 $12,995. 40x80 $18,700. 47x100 $29,890. Ends included. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980. Call 1800-668-5422. CAN’T GET Up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-9816591. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? Port Ed: 4 Michelin Tires P225/60R/17, Mud and Snow. Asking $250 OBO. 250-6283113 PR: SHOPRIDER mobility Scooter. Asking $950.00 Call 250-624-5559 SAWMILLS-BAND/ Chainsaw - Spring sale - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. Make money and save money In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00.
PR: 518 Bowser St (across from Masonic Hall), Sat June 18, 9 am-12 noon. ****Weather Permitting**** Prince Rupert First United Church Summer Market, Saturdays, 9am - Noon, May 7th Aug 27th. $10 per table. Phone 250-624-2087 or 250624-5652. PR: Moose Lodge Garage Sale, 745 1st Ave West, June 18 and June 25, 9am -12 pm.
Garden Equipment DEER PROBLEMS? Problem solved! Bobbex Deer repellent available in Canada. Easy, economical, safe. Available at local garden centres. Dealer inquiries welcome. Ask for BOBBEX. www.bobbex.ca
Heavy Duty Machinery
Auctions UNRESERVED RECEIVERSHIP Auction, Caliber Systems Inc. As instructed by Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP. Day One - Tuesday, June 28, 2011. 45 Industry Way S.E., Calgary, Alberta And Day Two - Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 3637 - 44 Ave. S.E., Calgary, Alberta. Call CPA at 403-2696600; canadianpublicauction.com
A-**Special** 53’ insulated makes Great Shop! Only $7200 freight included! And 40’HC $2800. No Rust! STEEL SHIPPING Containers/Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used/Damaged Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage.Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 www.rtccontainer.com
Garage Sales PR: 1308 Omineca Ave, Sat June 18, 9am-1pm. (In Alley Way). Utility Trailer, Bedroom Suite, Weights.
CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! 1-866-981-5991.
TOP SOIL MINI EXCAVATION 250-624-1294 Real Estate
MARKETING MANAGER Reporting to the Director, Business Development, Marketing Manager is accountable for the promotion optimal utilization of the Port properties, facilities services with existing and potential customers, maximizing the economic beneÀt to the community region resulting from the activities of the Port.
the and and and and
This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with an undergraduate Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Economics or Marketing, and 5 to 7 years of related experience. The ideal candidate would also possess strong spoken and written communications skills, and perform well individually as well as in a team environment. More details regarding this exciting career opportunity are available at the Port’s website at: www.rupertport.com Relocation assistance is available and position is open until Àlled. Individuals of aboriginal descent are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in conÀdence to: Director, Human Resources Prince Rupert Port Authority 200 – 215 Cow Bay Road Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1A2 Fax: (250) 627-8980 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRINCE RUPERT 250-627-9463
Spring into action with these great buys!
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 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 606 Donald Street 120 8th Ave West 1326 Pigott Ave 228 8th Ave EAst
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Misc. Wanted I Buy Coins, Collections, Olympic, Gold, Silver Coins etc Chad 250-863-3082 ( local )
Tools Mechanic’s hand tools for sale, mostly Snap-On brand, with Beach top cabinet and Proto bottom roller cabinet. Ratchets, sockets, wrenches, punches, torque wrenches, air ratchet, etc. $2000 for the lot. Phone Dale @ 250-624-4695
250-627-7551 • www.rupertrealty.ca
Great Location 2 bdrm, 1bath; 50 x 100 lot, fenced yard, new roof 2010, newly reno’d bathroom, oak ﬂrs, gas heat, off str. parking, lge deck, near school, bus stop and convenience store.
Asking $143,500 Call 250-624-3756
Lots ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Escape: Tornados, Floods, Hurricanes, Wildﬁre, Earthquake, Landslide and Crime. N.Idaho Peaceful Country Cabin on 30 acres. Get more magic from life. www.Magic Mountain83858.com
Mobile Homes & Parks WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only US $109,950. Many other plans available. The Home Boys 877-976-3737 509-4819830 or www.hbmodular.com We will beat ANYONE’S price!
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 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca
Apt/Condo for Rent
Acreage for Sale
Four Winds Apartments
20 ACRES $0 DOWN, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee FREE Color Brochure 800-755-8953. www.sunsetranches.com LAND LIQUIDATION20 Acres $0 Down, $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas (2nd safest U.S. City) Owner Financing, NO CREDIT CHECKS! Money Back Guarantee. FREE Color Brochure. 1-800-755-8953.
For Sale By Owner
$183,000 $145,000 $145,000 $138,000 $287,000 $229,900 $199,000 $549,900 $175,000 $179,000 $215,000 $79,000 $139,000 $279,000 $142,000 $120,000 $125,000 $135,000 $369,000 $158,000 $180,000 $230,000 $85,000 $150,000 $49,500 $234,000 $82,000 $69,000 $113,500
816 CONRAD ST.
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)
140 Montgomery Rd Prince Rupert Built in 1991, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, hardwood ﬂoors, new roof, large living room and dining room, all appliances, backs onto green space.
Apartments Clean & Renovated 1 & 2 bdrm Suites
Furnished & Un-Furnished.
250-627-1139 email@example.com facebook/princeRuperthome
Quiet Tenants. On Site Management.
1533 MORESBY AVE Prince Rupert Well Maintained
3 bed, 3 bath Custom Home with Carport Overlooks Morseby Park 75’ of Frontage Lots of Parking Asking $339,000 Call 250-624-3704 for Appointments REDUCED: LAKELSE LAKE2217 1st Ave., Terrace, 4.4 acres, 240 ft. beach front, lrg timber, older 4 bdrm frame log house (1400sq.ft.) $350,000 250-635-0034 PR: 3 bdrm, 1 bath. Needs some work. Asking $120,000. Call 250-627-1414
Gym, Hot Tub & Sauna. References Required.
250-627-5820 www.oasisaparts.com 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
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Apt/Condo for Rent
Homes for Rent
Cars - Domestic
WAREHOUSE FOR RENT CLIFFSIDE APARTMENTS 1123-1137 Borden Street Adult-oriented. Quiet location with harbour view. Heat and hot water included. Minutes walking to downtown and hospital. References required. 1, 2, or 3 bedroom suites. Some furnished. Prince Rupert
GATEWAY APARTMENTS McBride & 8th Prince Rupert Unfurnished - Furnished (Furnished short Term Rentals Available) Close to downtown Adult-oriented No Pets
627-7137 PR: 1 BDRM $400/mo., 2 bdrm w/O.V. $550/mo. on westside. Walking distance of downtown. Call 250-720-5580
ROOSEVELT HEIGHTS APARTMENTS 3 bedroom apartments. Heat and hot water included. No smoking. No pets $700 per month. References required.
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in Prince Rupert BC Industrial Park Big overhead doors 1 - 2150 sq. ft.
Duplex / 4 Plex
VARIOUS RENTAL HOMES available from $550 to $975 per month. Visit
http://prince-rupert-realestate.com or phone Lynn at Randall North R.E.S.
FOR SALE 2003 Impala in excellent condition. 197K km $4,250. Call 1-250-203-3604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cars - Sports & Imports
Suites, Lower Luxury One Bedroom Suite
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 PR: 2bdrm duplex, bright & clean,newly reno., no children pls. $650/mo. + damage dep. Avail Jun 1. 250-600-2126
Classiﬁeds, Give us a call! 250.624.8088 Misc for Rent CITY LIVING In a Westcoast style! Beautiful rentals now available in Wesbrook Village at UBC. Studios, 2-bedrooms and Townhouses. Call 604228-2025 today, or email: DiscoverWesbrook@ ubcproperties.com. www.DiscoverWesbrook.ca/bcy
New house/bright suite. 5 new appliances incl. DW, ensuite laundry W/D, central vac, gas f/p, elec. heat. Lovely area/Beautiful 10 min. communte to Prince Rupert. $600/mo not incl. utilities. 250-628-9433 Pineridge Area: 1bdrm avail July 1, cable, heat, incl. $450/mo. 1bdrm avail Aug 1, utilities $500/mo. DD and Ref 250-624-2212
suite elec. suite incl, Req.
PR: 1 bdrm bsmt. suite, suitable for working person, N/S, N/P, $450/mo. 250-6242842 PR: Large 1 bdrm suite, very clean. $450/mo. + utilities, incl. W/D, N/P. 3bdrm, $550/mo. + utilities, incl. W/D. Looking for quiet, working, long term tenants. Call 250627-8606
FOR RENT IN RUPERT
Families & Seniors Quiet, some w/ heat incl. From $500/mth.
Call Chris 624-3546
PR Atlin Ave 3bdrm+den house, 2bath, w/d, gas heat/elec h/w, $875+util, avail June 1st, email:email@example.com or 250-624-3742
PR: Bach. Cabin, $450/mo. on 7th Ave W. Also 1 bd. house, W/D hook up, on 8th Ave W, $500/mo. All Pet friendly w/ el. heat and avail now. 250-624-5605
Gas Miser V6 30mi/gal Green with a White top
155,000kms Car has had a complete check over and a mechanical certiﬁcation. Never been winter driven Has Vancouver Air Care, which will show engine condition.
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
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Large 2 & 3 bedrooms Clean, safe & secure. From $550/mth Call Clayton 627-6697
Small Ads, BIG Deals! 250.624.8088
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.
$22,000 OBO 2007 Zodiac tender (no motor) also available for sale. For more details,
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
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COURT BAILIFF SALE
WOULD MAKE A GREAT GRAD GIFT
The Court Bailiff will offer for sale by sealed bid the interest in the following Judgment Debtor: TROY JOHNSON AKA TROY EDWARD JOHNSON in the following goods and chattels, purported to be:
Invested $10,000 (have all receipts)
1974 28’ F/G Gillnet Fishing Boat, Cat 3208 Diesel Power, “Kassidy Rose”
Trucks & Vans
This is a Court Ordered Sale: please contact our ofﬁce for bidding/deposit requirements. CALEDONIA COURT BAILIFF SERVICES 250-635-7649
Sacriﬁcing at $5500
3 bdrm, 1 ½ bath twnhse.
Homes for Rent
PR: 1315 Pigott, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, completely reno’d, off street parking, sunny. N/S, N/P, references. $850/mo., 250-624-9392
1997 Camaro Convertible RS
1995 “A” Class Coachmen Catalina, 28 ft Wide Body Basement Model 454 GM Gas Engine 4 KW Generator 100,000 kms Sleeps 6 Clean and Well Cared for $19,500 Call 250-624-4442
Call 250-624-5422 OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: www.bcmotor products.com 250-545-2206
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1996 DODGE MOBILE Lunch Truck $34,900 OBO 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.
Contact 250-627-1363 or 250-624-1813
PUBLIC INVITATION TO TENDER Measure E06: Select Building Envelope Upgrades at Pineridge Terrace MCW Custom Energy Solutions Ltd. is currently requesting bids from qualiﬁed Restoration/General Contractors for the implementation of measure E06: Select Building Envelope Upgrades at Pineridge Terrace. This measure will consist of all work necessary to upgrade select building envelope components at Pineridge Terrace social housing complex. The successful respondent(s) will be retained as a sub-contractor to MCW Custom Energy Solutions Ltd. Please contact MCW Custom Energy Solutions Ltd. to obtain Bid Packages. Mr. Gerry Nunn, Program Manager MCW Custom Energy Solutions Ltd. 1400-1185 West Georgia Street, Vancouver BC V6E 4E6 Phone: (604) 687-1821 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Bids will be received at the above address, only up until 3:00 p.m. (local time), on FRIDAY, June 24, 2011.
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Scenes from Seafest Saturday: Northern Paradise
Alan S. Hale/Martina Perry photo
Clockwise from top right: Chief Canuck and other fans make their way along the parade route; Third Avenue was packed with people taking in everything Seafest downtown had to offer; going up for the block during the volleyball tournament on the Courthouse Lawn; there were some unique cars at this year’s Show and Shine; the line-up for kibobs didn’t show any sign of slowing as food vendors kept busy all weekend; a variety of musical acts took to the stage to entertain attendees; building underway for Sunday’s Quick and the Daring race; Kerrie Desjardins and Keith Lambourne left with blue hair while Colt Stava left wtith just a patch of red hair as part of Bluey Days, which raised almost $10,000 toward a bone density scanner for the hospital; chasing down the puck at the 3-on-3 road hockey tournament in front of the Coast Hotel.
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Scenes from Seafest Sunday: Northern Paradise
Pre-Owned Vehicles In Stock 11 PRE-OWNED CARS TO CHOOSE FROM
2007 Dodge Nitro SLT 4x4
Reasonable Offers Accepted Unreasonable Offers Considered
37 PRE-OWNED VANS, TRUCKS & SUV’S TO CHOOSE FROM 2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4x4
Rainbow CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP LTD
250-624-8200 – 1-877-624-8207 email@example.com $
*See dealer for details. 399 Administration fee & all taxes are additional.
APPLY ONLINE AT www.rainbowchrysler.ca
Alan S. Hale/Martina Perry photos
Clockwise from top right: A mix of rock, classical and everything in between was performed at the Kwinitsa band shell; unlucky competitors in the Quick and the Daring find themselves taking a swim in the Prince Rupert Harbour; swimming for Survival during the returning Seafest favourite; ships of all sizes joined helicopters and seaplanes for the Sailpast and Flypast; kids let loose in the bouncy castle; blessing the fleet aboard the Coast Guard Point Henry.
For breaking news from around the North Coast, visit us on the web at thenorthernview.com
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â—† ANOTHER SPORTING OPTION
Lacrosse program is a success By Alan S. Hale The Northern View Prince Rupertâ€™s experiment with creating a lacrosse program at the Jim Ciccone civic Centre came to an end last week and was a big success, according to its organizers.
It was such a big success theyâ€™re hoping to expand it significantly next year. For the past few months around 30 kids from as young as six years old up to preteens have been playing lacrosse together on the ice-less rink at the Civic Centre, using hockey nets instead of actual lacrosse nets
SUPPORTING CHILDRENâ€™S HOSPITALâ€Ś
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Westview students raised $2,678 for BC Childrenâ€™s Hospital as pat of a campaign that saw the students walk for a cure.
and occasionally bringing in goalies from the Prince Rupert Rampage to stand in and defend the nets during the games. Almost none of the kids knew anything about the sport when they started, but according Alan S. Hale photo to their coach Young players in the lacrosse program give it their all at the arena P a t r i c i a while Dan Lorette of the Prince Rupert Rampage defends the net. Roubicek, after only a short time many of the kids are showing included in the games when she had her real promise as players. shot. â€œTo think theyâ€™ve only been practicing She hopes to expand the lacrosse program here once a week for six week, itâ€™s into a handful of different teams that could unbelievable...Theyâ€™re still at a learning become a citywide lacrosse league. The stage, but weâ€™re letting them get a taste ultimate goal is to have a team that could be of the game. Some of them are very, very taken down to the BC Games next summer talented even though theyâ€™ve never played made up of players from the North Coast before,â€? says Roubicek. and Haida Gwaii. Roubicek herself is a very experienced While the program is done for now, lacrosse player and has played in the Roubicek says sheâ€™ll be starting it up again World Cup, the Canadian Championships this fall in the gym at the civic centre instead and she says she almost went to the of the rink, and hopefully with some proper Olympics but womenâ€™s lacrosse was not equipment.
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Published on Jun 15, 2011
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