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Prince Rupert City Council weighed in Monday evening on whether the City should use a referendum or a loan bylaw to borrow money to build a new emergency services building. Last month the Mayor asked council to consider the question and asked staff to prepare a report on the municipal borrowing process. Councillor Anna Ashley argued she felt a referendum would better serve the public. She said she’d prefer to have a referendum and in advance give the public the opportunity to receive as much information as possible and provide
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Mayor Jack Mussallem asked if Ashley wasn’t concerned with the cost of delaying construction by six months. Responding she said she didn’t agree it would make a difference because the electorate will still need to be given adequate information. The mayor argued the bylaw process allows people to have input. “I understand your reasons, from your point of view, they’re admirable, but I happen to believe that we were elected to make a decision. This is a no brainer. We’re not getting out of providing emergency services. We better get on with it. As the economy advances I’m concerned about the cost of construction,” Mussallem said. See Spending, page 4
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continued growth are evident by increased interest from parties to enter into new service agreements.” As a result of the projected growth, Ridley Terminals is planning an over $180 million upgrade to double the capacity by 2013, and the report provides some more details on what that entails for 2011. “RTI is targeting the end of 2011 for the completion of an upgraded Dumper facility with the ability to effectively handle both steel and aluminum rail cars. Bud Smith During the period, plans will get underway to approve the Terminal’s stockyard capacity and the ability to simultaneously unload rail cars and load vessels at high feed rates. Two dozers will be purchased bringing the total to three new dozers on site, replacing the two outdated and high maintenance ones. The commencement of an extensive multi-year structural repair and specialized painting program will begin. On a smaller scale, the Company plans to replace outdated and high maintenance service vehicles and upgrade the critical spare parts inventory,” it reads. And the report says discussion remain underway to ship liquid bulk through the terminal. “RTI owns a nearly completed liquid bulk handling facility which includes two 20,000 at the metric tonne storage tanks. RTI continues to JULY s !UGUST search for a compatible partner for the movement Teaching life skills, swift water safety, horseback riding, camping, of liquid bulks through outdoor cooking, river rafting, hiking, being safe in the bush, and the Terminal. Once much more. $699 plus HST. To register email Joy at gjrodeo.com established this will or call 250-842-6287. further diversify the Company’s product handling portfolio and will also increase the overall utilization of the facility.”
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Bus fares, pass prices increase on Prince Rupert transit By Shaun Thomas The Northern View People who may have taken the bus to Friday’s Canada Day celebrations would have had to pay a little bit more than the day before as fares for the Prince Rupert Transit System increased on July 1. Regular adult fares increased 25 cents from $1.50 to $1.75, while seniors and student fares will increase by a quarter from $1.25 to $1.50. Those who use tickets or monthly passes for public transit can also expect to pay a little more, as the pricing on those items were adjusted accordingly to better match up with the single ride fares. An adult monthly pass will increase from $40 to $48, while students, seniors and college students will see the rate increase from $31.25 to $37.50.
A semester pass will increase from $112.50 to $135. The City of Prince Rupert approved the increases during their May 3, 2010 meeting. Initially the suggestion was made to increase the fares further to $2 in 2012, but riders can expect the same fares next year as this year. The decision was made to address an increasing subsidy to the transit system from the City of
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Council debates possible referendum on city spending Continued from page 1 It’s an opportunity to save some months of time, and time is money, Mussallem added. Councillor Ashley questioned whether a bylaw in the summer months would result in a real response from the community. “I don’t think so. Do I agree that we were elected to make decisions? Absolutely, but I think when a decision is this big that we need to go back to people and ask them,” she said. Mussallem said if the City receives a letter from the RCMP saying they are no longer providing policing services in Prince Rupert because they are concerned about the health and well-being of people working in the detachment, it might perhaps sway Ashley. Councillor Ashley countered it’s not about whether or not something needs to
be done, but it’s council’s job to show and prove to the public that a new emergency service building is the way to go. “We can’t just say, ‘we know best’. The fact is we’re signing up for twenty or thirty years of debt for people in this community to pay for and they need to have a say in this,” Councillor Ashley said. Councillors Joy Thorkelson and Kathy Bedard reminded that discussions about a new emergency building have been going on amongst various councils for over a decade. “I would do an alternative approval if we were talking about this two years ago, but this close to an election? We have all talked about part of this election being a referendum, ” Councillor Thorkelson said. Councillor Bedard said she agreed that the question should take the referendum route. “I have a feasibility study that was done
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in 1998 around the emergency services building. This has been on the table for a long time. Unfortunately it has come to a critical point in time and when the RCMP starts to write those letters it’s unfortunate that we didn’t start this sooner,” she said. If the alternative approval process is not successful, and 10 per cent of the voters sign a counter petition, then it would have to go to a referendum anyways, Councillor Bedard said. “To have an alternative process in the middle of the summer is not good timing for this community either. I don’t believe we really truly know what we would ask for. I think we need to look at a referendum and we need to make sure we have as much input and as much information as possible going out there so we guarantee that referendum will pass,” she said.
Mussallem said it appears the next council will be the ones dealing with a new emergency services building. “If you’re going to have your referendum during the election, it’s going to be a new council that will deal with this, it certainly is not going to be us,” he said. Councillor Sheila Gordon-Payne said in reality, on Monday evening the council was being asked to receive and file the report on municipal borrowing and it did not mean the discussion will not continue. “We don’t have all the information in front of us as far as cost and what’s going on and what we need to be asking for. Our staff still has quite a bit of work to do. We will see that information and then we’ll make a decision, but for now we will file this report and speak to our community,” she said.
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The Northern View Last week Prince Rupert’s Internet users experienced severely slower Internet speeds for almost two days. Connection speeds dropped so low that it became a chore just to watch a YouTube video.
According to Rupert’s only Internet provider, CityWest, the cause of the problem was that a fibre optic cable down in the Lower Mainland was damaged. The line-break in turn affected CityWest’s customers, not just in Prince Rupert, but also in Terrace and Smithers. Technicians were sent to repair the problem, but the damage to the cable was much worse than expected and so on Canada Day, CityWest had to apologize to its customers and tell them that they would have to wait a bit longer for speeds to go back up. Speeds were back to normal in Prince Rupert by Saturday night.
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Not enough info yet for a referendum... Listening to council debate the direction the City will go when it comes to borrowing money for a new emergency services building was both refreshing and a bit perplexing. It was a bit refreshing to hear some passionate debate in council chambers about whether the City should pursue the alternate approval process or go to a referendum this November to borrow money for a common building to house the police, fire and, from my understanding, the ambulance service. For the record, I’m all in favour of a referendum and agree that, given the short time until the election is held, including the referendum as part of the municipal vote this fall makes more sense than trying an alternate approval process that could fail and require a referendum be held any way. Never mind people also being away on summer holidays... But this is where I get perplexed - how could the City intend on holding an alternate approval process in the coming months when the electorate has next to no information on what they are voting for? When Port Edward had their alternate approval process, they went to the electorate with a price tag for the building, a location for the building, what the inside and outside would look like, how long construction would take and how long it would take to repay the money. As we speak, there has been no information coming from City Hall about where the emergency services building would be located, how much money it would cost to construct or a budget that would be adhered to, what the building would look like on the inside, what the building would look like on the outside, how long it would take to repay the loan, the impact on taxes and when it would be started or completed.
To be honest, we have no more information than in February, 2009, when the emergency services building idea gained prevalence due to the state of the aging RCMP detachment and fire hall. Likewise, Port Edward was able to tell people the consequences of not proceeding with the school. Right now all we have is veiled mentions of nasty e-mails from the RCMP. When it comes to this, it would also be up to the City to outline the pros and cons of a new building versus the cell retrofit that has been on the books for years.
And an even better question, given this building came on the radar several years ago, is why it has taken so long to get to the point of seeking electorate approval? If it’s close to the point of RCMP pulling service due to safety concerns, as Mayor Mussallem alluded to, how was it allowed to get to this point without action a few years ago? Based on all this and council meeting schedules I would suggest the earliest an alternate approval process could proceed is in September. In that case, why not wait a few more months and hold it with the election?
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Relaying a letter from one satisfied cruise ship customer Last week I received an e-mail from a woman in California. “I have never bothered to write a tourist bureau before,” she wrote, “but Prince Rupert made quite an impression on us. I had the privilege of visiting when the Norwegian Star docked last Thursday. It was my fourth Alaskan cruise, but my first trip to Prince Rupert.” I see these e-mails from cruise ship passengers every summer. These folks feel motivated to look us up online and tell us what they liked, or occasionally did not like, about their experience here. This particular note was memorable because it reflects some of the special effort being taken this year is having an impact on our visitors. “I got off the ship to be greeted by First Nation dancers. There was also a most excellent totem explanation (with no admission charge!). As we walked to the boat (for the ‘Cruising with the Eagles’
excursion) there was not an Talking tourism social media specialists. “The helpful residents (I’m told overpriced cruise line owned they are volunteers) clearly have jewelry store in sight! What immense pride in their city and kind of port was this?” the sincerity of their welcome was It’s common in these palpable. I felt relaxed and strange e-mails to hear that our visitors (no salesman chased me down the enjoyed their excursions. Our sidewalk with a diamond bracelet tour programs are first rate and as in Juneau). People were friendly have always been popular. and helpful. Guides steered “I must say that our boat BRUCE WISHART shipmates to the library and a less trip and eagle viewing was expensive bus ride to go hiking.” some of the best money This visitor was clearly impressed by spent” this visitor writes, “and an experience I won’t forget. Our boat narrator asked us to everything she saw. She commented on the sign on to Cruise Critic and/or recommend shopping she did here, and the Salmonberry Prince Rupert to others. I now have mixed Trading Company market across from Atlin emotions about doing this. This is the first Terminal. “The Canadian sense of humor was unspoiled port I have been to in years.” What really interested me about this evident in the dock stores, and I loved the e-mail, however, was the reaction to the ‘flea market’ style vendors from the area Ambassador Program and the new additions who were down by the docks. I was glad to this year – the Interpreters, buskers, and pay them for their work.”
All of this is very positive evidence that the community’s effort is paying off. The new organization brought to visitor reception in the area of Northland Terminal by the Port Authority’s cruise task force, the introduction of an interactive First Nations welcome spearheaded by Te Taru White, community initiatives such as Paint Prince Rupert, or the salmon display from the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition, have clearly made a difference. A last word from our visitor from California: “Our short stay did not do your city justice and the local residents waving the ship out and blinking porch lights made me sad to go. Your volunteers need to know what a positive impact they have on visitors. Yes, I will relay my experience to others and I hope that visitors will come to your port for the honest, unspoiled experience it now is. I hope to be back soon.”
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A decade on, survey shows Nisgaâ€™a treaty is no panacea By Tom Fletcher Black Press There were high hopes and harsh words in 2000 when the provincial and federal governments signed Canadaâ€™s first modernday treaty with the Nisgaâ€™a people of northwestern B.C. The four villages are now governed by the Nisgaâ€™a Lisims government, which holds broad authority transferred from the federal and provincial governments. While Canadaâ€™s financial support continues to flow, the Nisgaâ€™a Nation is nearing the stage where it must begin to collect taxes and become selfsustaining. A new study by the Winnipeg-based Frontier Centre for Public Policy offers a unique look behind the scenes of this remote experiment. And judging by the hostile response of the Nisgaâ€™a government to the findings, it may be the last one for some time. Is the Nisgaâ€™a Nation ready to support itself? The short answer is no, according to polling data and extensive interviews with â€œkey informantsâ€? who are not identified. Co-author Joseph Quesnel told me he interviewed 15 influential people, both supporters and critics of the treaty, since he first visited the region last fall. A larger phone survey by COMPAS Research found that more people trust the Nisgaâ€™a government compared to the old Indian Act regime. But divisions remain, particularly over giving up aboriginal tax exemptions. â€œMY ACCOUNTâ€? at www.citywest.ca View your past and present statements, account details, pay on-line, opt for paperless billing, and receive an email notiďŹ cation when your statement is ready to view online. Contact CityWest to obtain a password for accessing â€œMy Accountâ€?.
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that are controllable are wages, operating costs and bandwidth. If the company wants to grow on the revenue side, it could say it needs more bodies, said Craig, but heâ€™d rather reorganize and repurpose the existing staff to maximize them being in place. Heâ€™s not here to lay people off, he added. â€œThereâ€™s a lot of disorganization in the company, things that are being done because the companyâ€™s been around for a hundred years. Itâ€™s come through a City environment. It hasnâ€™t really had some of the disciplines of a commercial environment. The managers before me were always managers previously of city governments,â€? Craig said. His are fresh set of eyes, he said. Not necessarily better, but new, he added. Craig was born and raised in Toronto, and has spent time working in Bermuda, the US and China in his career, building cable, satellite and wireless television companies, running television networks, building websites, including iCraveTV. com, and has worked for Rogers Cable.
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◆ COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
Residents celebrate Canada’s 144th birthday on Friday By Martina Perry The Northern View
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From top left going clockwise; Small Canada flags were being handed out to people attending the celebrations at Mariner’s Park, three Navel ships were docked at Atlin Terminal for public tours that took place all day, the Prince Rupert Community Band was one of the many live entertainment acts to perform, face painting was among one of the fun activities for children, people patiently waited in line as the Prince Rupert Special Events Society was giving away a number of Canadian memorabilia, a Navy member gives people a tour on one of the three Naval ships, many different vender were selling yummy goods including popcorn, young fiddle players took the stage at Mariner’s Park as one of the live entertainment acts, North coast MLA Gary Coons was spotted handing out free Canadian birthday cake with other distinguished members of the community, including Mayor Jack Mussallem.
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Port operators say keeping HST is key By Shaun Thomas The Northern View Representatives from British Columbia’s shipping, transportation and logistics industries, including BC Wharf Association president Brad Eshelman, came together on Thursday at Vanterm Terminal in Port Metro Vancouver, to speak in support of the HST. According to Eshelman and representatives from Container World and Terminal Systems Inc., a vote to scrap the HST would only hurt Canada’s import and export businesses. “The HST does two things. First it makes us more competitive on an operational basis by lowering our costs and that allows us to offer lower commodity handling rates. The other, bigger issue is capital investment and investment to create new capacity,” he said. “Under the PST we would
be paying seven per cent on capital investments, where with the HST we don’t have that extra seven per cent which makes it more attractive. A lot of the companies we deal with in our industry are global, so we’re competing with other countries, so anything that can make us more competitive is great.” Eshelman says that since the HST came in his company, Western Stevedoring, has used the savings its realized to invest in new, more environmentally friendly trucks and that there has been 50 new jobs as other industries see the advantage of the HST. “The more competitive the mining and forest industry can be on the world market, and eliminating the PST helps them reduce their cost, the more it allows us to ship and invest,” he said, noting that having lower rates is key to benefitting from the Asian markets.
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◆ DEBT AND PAYMENTS
Port Ed releases 2010 financial statement By Shaun Thomas The Northern View The District of Port Edward released its 2010 Statement of
Financial Information at the June 28 meeting, and the report shows the municipality is in a fairly good financial state. Remuneration to council came in at $31,300, w i t h m a y o r D a v e
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MacDonald being paid $9,540 and each councillor receiving $5,440, while the total expenses paid on council’s behalf was a further $31,296.33. In terms of staff, Chief Administrative Officer Ron Bedard was paid $94,707.66 and had $16,900.67 in expenses paid on his behalf, while all other employees were
paid a total of $459,764.21 and had expenses totalling $17,875.87. In terms of the debt being carried by the District, the number is well below half a million dollars. The largest debt is the $274,435 water debenture for the water lines, another $73,900 is owed on a backhoe lease and the remaining lease on the new garbage truck is $61,080 for a total debt load of $335,515. “That’s awesome that for the district $335,515 is our total debt,” said mayor MacDonald. “Other payments may look high, but if that number is all that our district owes then I think we’re doing pretty good. In 2010 there were a total of 18 STORES s FLYERS s DEALS suppliers who received COUPONS s BROCHURES s CATALOGUES payments of more than CONTESTS s PRODUCTS $25,000, ranging from Pacific Blue Cross to different government Save time, save money. groups to contractors and solicitors. The Visit our other Black Press sites report also notes that there were only three building permits worth $66 issued in 2010, but that those three permits resulted in $11,300 in building construction work.
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◆ FRONTIER CENTRE SURVEY
Nisga’a opinion on post-treaty life mixed, says report By Kat Lee The Northern View Nisga’a opinion on how life is a decade after the treaty came into effect is mixed, according to a study released this Monday by a public policy research centre. While the Winnipeg-based Frontier Centre for Public Policy’s study on those polled found that health and education services have improved, some respondents found that there was an apparent decline in consultation and that economic conditions have not improved as a result of the treaty that brought in self-government. Study co-author Joseph Quesnel explained that 121 Nisga’a from the four villages in the Nass Valley – New Aiyansh, Gitwinksihlkw, Laxgalts’ap, and Gingolx – were surveyed over the phone by polling firm COMPAS in the fall of 2010, while an in-depth interview with 15 knowledgeable people, or “key informants”, were conducted in person by him and another associate. “We sought out people who supported the treaty, and who were against, we tried to get a good balance of men and women,
different education levels, but generally we wanted to get people that very much had the pulse of the community,” he said, explaining that it’s an anonymous survey. Members from the neighbouring Tsimshian groups were surveyed as well to assess whether the Nisga’a have made greater progress. “I did see it as a mixed result,” Quesnel said, saying that there was a positive reflection of how people viewed the Nisga’a Lisims Government as certain services were better, but the in-depth interviews showed that some people think problems are persisting. “Although there is a broad trend that looks positive, there are also ....’people in the know’ basically saying that there are governance challenges, there’s behavioural challenges that are still going on that need to be dealt with,” he said. The study also found that nepotism and family-related voting was still impacting politics and business. There was also the suggestion that the creation of an ombudsman-type office or functional Opposition would help to discourage familism and help clarify policy options.
Nisga’a Lisims Government president Mitchell Stevens expressed disappointment in the study. “It appears that the colourful commentary of a few have caught the headlines in contrast to the purportedly more reliable statistical findings of the report,” he said in a press release. “The Nisga’a Nation has a democratic, accountable system of government, with numerous legal protections in the Nisga’a Constitution and in Nisga’a law to ensure that we remain at all times accountable to Nisga’a citizens. “We haven’t really had the time to fully digest the report, but there’s a lot of misquotes and wrongs in the report,” he said later, pointing out that the Nisga’a are in the 11th year of the treaty, not the 13th year as written in the report. He said that while it may seem like the Lisims government was a willing participant and supports the report, that is not the case. Stevens also noted that the percentage of those polled in the survey is only a very small percentage of the Nisga’a population. Quesnel stressed that the study
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The signing of the Nisga’a Treaty. is exploratory research and the time frame is small for definitive conclusions. “It shouldn’t be looked at as ‘this is it, this is the definitive statement on the Nisga’a Treaty,’ I think it should start a conversation and lead to other studies,” he said, saying that there’s a lack of research on how the Nisga’a Treaty is impacting people. “The Nisga’a have one of the far-
reaching governance agreements out there,” Quesnel said. “It was controversial, it still is, so we wanted to see basically, how this model of self-government is working.” Canada’s first modern-day treaty with the Nisga’a came into effect May 11, 2000. The four Nass Valley villages are now governed by the Nisga’a Lisims Government.
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◆ STRIKE VOTE
Teachers vote overwhelmingly for job action in September By Shaun Thomas The Northern View Teachers in BC have given their union overwhelming support for potential job action, according to numbers released this morning from the BC Teacher’s Federation. Of the 28,128 teachers who cast their ballot during a strike vote conducted June 24, 27 and 28, with 25,282 of those voting
in favour of strike action. That equates to 90 per cent of those who voted being in favour of job action and 70 per cent of teachers in schools and on-call casting their vote. At issue in the upcoming negotiations in improved teaching and learning condition, improvements to salary and benefits and the restoration of local bargaining rights. “Teachers take this action very reluctantly but, after a decade of cuts, we are determined
to achieve improvements to teaching and learning conditions in BC schools,” said Susan Lambert, president of the BC Teachers’ Federation. “The government and the employer are offering nothing to teachers and at the same time demanding much from us in terms of massive concessions and trade-offs. For example, they have tabled proposals which would eliminate transparency and fairness
in hiring practices. We know that every collective agreement involves compromise, but this is unacceptable.” Should the need for job action arise Lambert said the first phase, which would see the teachers continuing to teach but not doing any administrative work, would begin on September 6, 2011, which is the first day of the 2011/2012 school year.
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“I want to reassure parents that their children’s teachers will be focused on excellence in our classrooms. Because we won’t be doing all the many bureaucratic and administrative tasks that have been added onto our jobs, we’ll have more time to teach, to offer individual attention to students, and to keep in close communication with parents,” Lambert said. “We’re looking forward to a year of joyful teaching and learning, without the distractions of ‘administrative’ that can take so much time and energy away from what we love to do best—teaching.” And while negotiations continue on the provincial level, bargaining on the local level is not going as smoothly as anticipated. For that story, see page 14.
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◆ POSSIBLE STRIKE
Local teacher’s union says no plan to cancel classes By Alan S. Hale The Northern View
With teachers from across BC ready to strike on the first day of school if a new collective agreement can’t be negotiated before the summer comes to an end, both the Prince Rupert school board and the local teachers union are assuring residents that classes won’t be canceled and that most people won’t even see much of a difference. While 90 per cent of public school teachers in BC voted last week to “strike” if a deal cannot be made, it isn’t actually like a strike in the usual sense. Instead of closing the schools, teachers are threatening to stop performing all administrative work outside of just teaching in the classroom, hoping that this will put pressure on the Provincial Government, which has refused to even consider giving the teachers pay increases, without risking back-to-work legislation. “We are hoping that it puts enough pressure to get them back to the table with some reasonable offers,” said Joanna Larson, the president of the Prince Rupert District Teachers’ Union. While things like paperwork may not be done while the teachers are on strike, the union says it will try to inconvenience students and parents as little as possible. For instance, there will be no official report cards given out if the teachers are striking, but Larson says that teachers will find a way to keep parents notified on how their student is doing in class. Things like nutritional programs, recess supervision and other jobs that teachers do will still be done. “It’s going back to what teachers love; it’s going back to why we came to this job:
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◆ LABOUR TALKS
Local teacher negotiations hit jurisdiction roadblocks the villages, isolation and few other locales around the province still own teacherages. But that’s not something you’re going to see or need in a serious collective agreement,” says Joanna Larson, a president of the local teachers union. Another one of these issues is an employment equity agreement to help promote Aboriginal involvement in education. Because issues like these mostly just affect the Prince Rupert area or small towns like it, they aren’t likely to be addressed in the province-wide negotiations down south, so the union wants to make a deal with School Board 52 instead. So far, the board has said that it will not be talking with the union about anything that has to do with spending more money. “A number of issues have remained stagnant or outdated in the collective
By Alan S. Hale The Northern View Local negotiations between the Prince Rupert District Teachers’ Union and School District 52 are being put off until the province-wide negotiations pick up again in August, but the two sides in Prince Rupert are hitting roadblocks of their own. At issue in the Prince Rupert negotiations is a dispute over which level is allowed to negotiate on what issues. The teacher’s union put forward a list of issues that they say apply mostly, if not almost exclusively, to Prince Rupert such as a negotiating a new deal for teachers who work over in the villages. “We have teachers in Hartley Bay, so there’s a little bit of language about travel to
matter’ is automatically a provincial matter,” says Cam McIntyre, the representative from the school boards negotiating team. McIntyre says that if the union is worried that their concerns aren’t being represented at the provincial level, they should talk about it with the BC Teachers’ Federation. Larson says that the provincial negotiators are already trying to change how issues are split up between the two levels, but for the moment the rules do remain the same as they were. For the time being, local negotiations are stopped to give the province-wide talks time to move forward and see if the rules on how issues are split up change at all. Those talks will resume in August. “At this point, we’re waiting to see what happens provincially,” says McIntyre.
agreement because they haven’t been adjusted in over 20 years, and locally, they are just refusing to talk to us about them. They just say they’re provincial items and won’t talk to us about them,” says Larson. The school board says that’s its not their fault that they won’t negotiate on what might otherwise appear to be very local concerns, the problem is that they are simply not allowed. Several years ago, a deal was negotiated that split up what could be negotiated at the provincial level and what can be negotiated at the local level. It’s these rules that prevent the school board from negotiating with the union about some of the items they want addressed. “There is an overriding principle in that determination that anything that is a ‘money-
◆ WEEKLY UPDATE
Summer notes from the Prince Rupert Senior Centre Contributed by Donna The Northern View Whist Results: Ladies’ 1st-Gerda, 2nd-Marion and Mary, & it looks to me like Mary won the Pool… Men’s 1st-Phil, 2nd-Jim, Pool-Phil & Sigga. Cards-For July and August: Whist on Fridays at one p.m., Crib on Mondays at one p.m. Beginner card players are very welcome!!!
Has everyone been able to get around and view all the “Paint Prince Rupert” projects around town? The colours are just fabulous. What a wonderful idea and what a lot of effort has gone in to getting all these businesses and buildings painted, either by volunteers or paid individuals, the people involved must be commended. Our building is in need of a new paint job and we are working on that! Too bad we are dealing with graffiti and vandalism on our doors and walls, but we may have come up with a solution to that problem…
we have installed speakers outside to deter anyone hanging around our building after hours. Our foot care specialist is away until third week of July, when Michelle returns we will schedule a foot care clinic. Hope you can hang on that long. Line dancing is taking a summer break. There will be no line dancing scheduled for July and August, Ferne will be return on Thursday, September 8. Maybe practice at home and entertain the grandchildren!
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◆ MUSIC IN THE PARK
Fun at Kitson Island Days By Monica Lamb-Yorski The Northern View Despite the rain and wind that marked most of the July long weekend on the North Coast, Saturday was fairly mild and gave way for the Prince Rupert Community Arts Council to follow through with Kitson Island Days, a celebration of BC Parks 100th Anniversary, held at Kitson Island, southwest of Port Edward. Around 50 made their way to the island, just south of Port Edward. They arrived by kayak, Peter Loy’s voyageur canoe, skiffs and even a herring punt. Some of the planned activities were cancelled due to the weather, but still people managed to explore the island, take in a bird talk with
NWCC professor Reto Riesen, and listen to the Prince Rupert Community Band perform Kitson Island Suite, composed by band director Peter Witherly for the occasion. Photographer Mike Ambach was there to record the performance and the event. Around a dozen people stayed and camped, enjoying a rainless evening and an uninhibited view of the ocean and distant islands. On Sunday evening Witherly said the weather acted up in the morning so the band members didn’t return to perform a second time, but he and the other campers packed up the band equipment into the herring punt and returned to Prince Rupert by early afternoon.
Monica Lamb-Yorski photos
While the Prince Rupert Community Band played, the beach and beauty of Kitson Island was enjoyed by all who attended the show.
CONGRATULATIONS to Prince Rupert’s 2011 Bursary Recipients
Congratulations to our Bursary Recipients
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◆ GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND
Prince Rupert’s Health Care Hero discusses her award By Martina Perry The Northern View Editor’s note: This is a follow up to the health hero photo that appeared in last week’s issue of the Prince Rupert Northern View. Each year the Health Employers Association of BC (or HEABC) acknowledges the best in British Columbia’s publicly funded health care community with the Excellence in BC Health Care Awards. This year at the fifth annual award luncheon held last month at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver, Prince Rupert local Lorette Robinson was awarded with the Health Care Hero award for the Northern Health category. “It was very nice to be acknowledged that way,” said Robinson, who is the Manager of Medical Imaging at the Prince Rupert
Regional Hospital, “It was quite an honour.” Recipients in each category of the Health Care Hero award are given recognition for their hard work efforts, and the passion and dedication they put into their work. Robinson has done just that, being the first person in Northern Health to be credentialed in Nuchal Translucency scanning, which uses prenatal ultrasound to measure the amount of fluid at the back of a prenatal baby's neck. The measurement and mother’s age are then used to estimate the chance that the baby could have Down Syndrome or two other chromosome conditions called Trisomy 13 and Trisomy 18. After Haida Gwaii lost its ultrasound services, Robinson helped assure people living there would still have the same opportunities as people living in Prince Rupert; to be able to get the services at home, with no costly traveling fees.
Robinson developed the scheduling, I have a fabulous department here that budgeting and staffing in Prince Rupert so lets me put lots of plans in place and help that she could make a monthly trip over implement them,” commented Robinson on to Masset to conduct an ultrasound clinic, her department in Northern Health. Additionally, at the Excellence in BC with hundreds of patients making use of her Health Care Awards the Prince Rupert travels. Additionally, under Robinson’s Regional Hospital was granted an Award of leadership, the Prince Rupert Regional Merit in the Workplace Health Innovation Hospital was the first in the north to offer category for the Musculoskeletal Injury CT colonoscopy a procedure using CT Prevention program at the hospital. The technology to obtain a visual recording of program was created to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries by focusing the colon or large intestine. For this, and other impressive reasons on areas like communication, education, the Regional Director in Prince George evaluation, etc. nominated Robinson for her passionate work ethic. WALMART CORRECTION NOTICE But Robinson says it’s not all because of her that she was recognized with the The following items will not be available for our flyer effective July 1 – 7/11. Page 4: Wholesome Goodaward. ness Chips (#9228877/84/91/9226). Page 5: Blue Jay “This is one award given to one and Cardinal Bird Food (#30162282). Page 7: Pestell individual per health authority, but Prairie Meadow Grass Hay (#844874). We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. I didn’t do everything by myself.
CONGRATULATIONS to Prince Rupert’s 2011 Bursary Recipients
Presenting our Congratulating our 2011 Bursary Winners 2011 Bursary Winners
PRSS Adam GrifÀth-Zahner
CHSS Jessica Collins
PRSS Dayna Page
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PRSS Jeff Wong
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◆ REGIONAL NEWS
Kitimat on recruitment campaign for modernization work By Lauren Benn Kitimat Northern Sentinel Rio Tinto Alcan reached out to Vancouver industry last Wednesday, not only hunting for contractors for its modernization mega-project but promoting local industry and the northern lifestyle to the south. “This project will leave a lasting legacy to the province of B.C. and will contribute hundreds of much needed jobs to communities in the northwest,” said Kitimat Chamber of Commerce president Thom Meier in a press release following the event. Meier is owner of Kitimat-based 101 Industries Ltd. More than 300 contractors from across B.C. and Canada attended the $2.5 billion Kitimat Modernization
Project’s forum (KMP) at the Vancouver Convention Centre June 22. The purpose of the forum was to attract qualified workers and inform about KMP’s magnitude. “We hope by exposing local contractors to the larger firms who will be bidding on future KMP contracts, they might be successful in becoming subcontractors,” said RTA spokesperson Colleen Nyce in an e-mail after the forum. “Rio Tinto Alcan is committed to the long term sustainability of its host communities” The forum began with presentations by the project’s senior management, local industry and interests like the Kitimat and Terrace Chambers of Commerce. Afterwards, contractors networked and checked out
tradeshow booths. How qualified suppliers and contractors can access KMP opportunities was the talk of the day, and this access involved local business. “The whole idea of the forum was so that local contractors could offer support to [non-local contractors] if they do secure work in this area,” said Meier. He explained that some aspects of this project are so big that they surpass the expertise of businesses here. But by supporting those who get the larger contracts, he said, local businesses can expand their repertoires. This not only prepares them to qualify for larger opportunities in the future but to expand their contact lists so work
sought outside of Kitimat becomes a viable option. “It gives us opportunities that we wouldn’t have had otherwise,” he said. “There seems to be a lot of good opportunities for all of B.C. on the horizon.” He noted the mining opportunities speculated to come from the Northwest Transmission Line. At the forum, a room for local businesses with trade show booths, called zone-one vendors, was abuzz. “We paid for out own expenses,” said Meier, who represented 101 Industries at a booth. “We didn’t pay a fee for the spot,” he said. “This improved access.”
But access to opportunity is just the beginning. “The modernization project is a huge drawing card, but it’s easy for local industry to be left out,” said Robin Lapointe of Lapointe Engineering, a Kitimat-based consulting firm. “The challenge for all these local companies is going to be to man-up and perform.” And performing is worth it, said Lapointe, explaining the opportunity to reach beyond Kitimat’s boundaries is essential to maintaining the region’s economy post-KMP. Although the final dotted-line is yet to be signed on the project, $300 million will be spent in 2011 as a “significant commitment to completing the modernization by 2014” according to RTA.
CONGRATULATIONS to Prince Rupert’s 2011 Bursary Recipients
CONGRATULATIONS 105 Bursary Recipients
Port Authority Manager of Public Affairs Maynard Angus presented the Port Authority Legacy Scholarship to Kate McWilliams and the Port Authority Bursary to Joel McSorley. Both are students of Prince Rupert Senior Secondary School.
Peter Dimond CHSS
Alice Harris CHSS
Port Authority Director of Human Resources Paul Yew presented the Port Authority Legacy Scholarship to Emily Rudderham and the Port Authority Bursary to Dakota MacDonald. Both are students of Charles Hays Secondary School.
Dayna Page PRSS
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MLA urges people to have their say in BC Ferries review By Gary Coons North Coast MLA The current review of B.C. Ferries is an opportunity for the public to tell the government, in a way the Liberals cannot ignore, that fares are too steep. British Columbia’s coastal communities have been devastated by frequent and steep ferry fare increases since our ferries were privatized in 2003 by the Liberals. In doing so, the Liberals removed ferries from the Highways Act and turned ferries management into a corporate entity managed by a CEO earning over $1 million per year. The result of that decision eight years ago has not only been an increase of fares by more than 100 per cent on some runs, but also a significant drop in ridership, serious concerns
about safety, executive compensation, and fiscal management and an ideological shift away from providing a service to communities in favour of being a cruise line. To date, the mounting concerns raised by New Democrats, the Ferries Advisory Council and the public have fallen on deaf ears in the Liberal cabinet. In May the new Ferry Commissioner, Gord Macatee, announced a review into B.C. Ferries and the Coastal Ferry Act, committing to engage “with the public and key stakeholders.” New Democrats have been calling for such a review for any years and the process is a great opportunity for British Columbians, provided the process is not corrupted by the Liberal government. And the Liberals may try to manipulate the outcome of the review, just as they have tried with the HST referendum. Remember these are the same Liberals who said “Boo hoo” in the legislature when
New Democrat MLA Doug Routley rose to speak about the affects of fares on coastal B.C. families. And these are the same Liberals who promised stable fares in 2003 when they privatized ferries. Obviously that promise was broken. It’s unfortunate the Liberals are allowing fares to increase while the review is conducted. Fares are already far beyond reach for many families (as evidenced by the drop in ridership), and should be frozen at current levels until the review is complete. The review won’t be complete until after the expected fall election, meaning we would have to take the Liberals’ word that they may act on any recommendations coming out of the review. Whatever your position, I urge you to get involved. To find out more about the review of the Coastal Ferry Act or to contact the commissioner go to bcferrycommission.com.
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North Coast COMING EVENTS AUG 1 - Learn to Sail for Kids! The BC Sailing Association, in partnership with the North Coast Sailing Association, will be offering a Summer Sailing Camp for kids aged 6-15, August 1 – 5, 2011. For more information on this unique summer program, visit www.moss.bcsailing.bc.ca , or contact Leslie Roberts/Paul Bull at 250-624-6250, or email@example.com
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.
Aug 22-26 - Cornerstone MB Church will once again be hosting the annual VBS for all children 5-11 years of age. 9:30am -Noon, See you there Kids!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 McNeilClark 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
P.R. ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Monthly meeting every 3rd Monday of the month. For info call Marie@ 250-622-2869
THE WOMEN IN BUSINESS breakfast is held on the last Wednesday of every month at 7:30a.m. at 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 250-624-2296.
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50. Citrus refresher 51. Winter weather event 53. Father, informally 54. Kind of evergreen 55. Roofing material 56. Baking chamber 57. Carte du jour 58. Restless 60. Unpleasant task 61. Examine a sentence 62. Theater 64. “____ Cry Wolf” 66. Coalition 69. Color lightly 71. Writing fluid jar 75. Ambiance 76. Roster 77. ____-air balloon 78. Freezer abundance 79. Clam’s cousin 81. Earth 83. Sporting event receipts 84. Wall hanging 85. Osaka clincher 86. Cathedral
section 87. Dill herb 88. Ship side 89. Congou, e.g. 90. In case 91. “____ Sides Now” DOWN 1. Valuable thing 2. Hiawatha’s vessel 3. Hang around 4. Decline 5. Game room 6. Fountain order 7. Black bird 8. African mammal, for short 9. Layout 10. Solo for Sills 11. Run up the motor 12. Safecracker’s soup 13. Of a region 14. Emerald 22. Banish 24. Tresses 26. ____ Bator 29. Housing payment 30. Standing rule 33. Honeydew, e.g. 35. Unconcealed
36. Average 37. Worthless matter 38. Spokes 39. On the qui vive 41. Incendiarism 43. Milk giver 44. Ways and ____ 45. Invest 47. Old womanish 48. Sheriff’s helpers 51. Type of poker 52. Hassle 57. Grade 59. At the center 60. Leave out 61. Shut in 63. Heaven 65. Purple 66. Fundamental 67. Profit 68. Speak in public 70. Of the schnoz 72. Liberace’s forte 73. Vocal group 74. Incisors, e.g. 76. Judge’s garb 77. Spit, as a cat 80. Building parcel 82. Unveil, to a bard 83. Shoot the breeze
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Another editorial cartoon
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Frederick Eustace Nesbeth
July 4, 1930 – June 16, 2011
HSSE SUPERVISOR Competition #BU11-0078 We have an immediate opening for a Health, Safety, Security & Environment Supervisor. The successful candidate can be located in either the lower mainland or Okanagan area. You will be responsible for providing Health, Safety, Security & Environment support to our Ready Mix, Aggregate, Asphalt and Landscape divisions in Metro Vancouver, Okanagan Valley, the Shuswapp and Central BC, but not limited to these locations. Duties: promoting job safety and environment awareness; implementation of acceptable working methods and practices; compliance with Safety & Environmental responsibilities; and act as champion on deﬁned HSSE topics. Successful applicant will have 5 years of HSSE experience. Qualiﬁcations should include: Construction Safety Ofﬁcer and a combination of education and experience. Extensive travel will be required. Submit your resume by quoting competition number by July 12, 2011 to: BURNCO Rock Products Ltd Fax: (403) 440-3454 Attention: Human Resources OR E-mail: email@example.com www.burnco.com We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.
CLASS 1 And 3 Drivers. Day and hourly rates. Work in Rocky Mountain House area. Current oilﬁeld tickets. Fax resume 403-845-3903.
Uncle Buck’s is now open for Dinner until 8pm, Mon-Sat. Vietnamese & Canadian Cuisine. 2nd Ave side of Ocean Center Mall near bus stop. 250-624-6868
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Prince Rupert Public Library is looking for a part-time Circulation Assistant on the Front desk to work Saturdays 1-5pm. We require a person capable and comfortable working with the public, with basic computer skills and able to pay attention to details. For a full job description see our webpage www.princerupertlibrary.ca and click on ‘About the Library’, then ‘Job Postings’. Please submit cover letter and resume to the library by July 9, 2011 at 5:00pm
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Wainwright Marine is seeking resumes for a mechanic. Full Time hours available. Please email, fax, or drop off Resume at 110 Duncan Road, Prince Rupert, firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: 250-624-5473 ALPHA Safety Ltd is looking for First Aid Instructors for industry at our Training School in Ft St John, BC. Please send resumes by email or fax Attention: Martin Weideman Email: email@example.com Fax: (250) 787 8839
Busy local rooﬁng company requires general labourers and skilled journey persons for immediate work. Send resumes to: 1060 Saskatoon Ave, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 4J3, or call 250-627-1311 Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following jobs: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic. 2)Driller Blaster Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259
God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be; so He put His arms around you and whispered, “Come to Me.” With tearful eyes we watched you suffer and watched you fade away; although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating hard working hands to rest; God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. A beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother who will be sadly missed by his sister, Verona Dowie of Kingston Jamaica; children; Desiree Willis – New York USA, Omar Nesbeth of Surrey BC, Lex Nesbeth and Leleith White of Toronto Ontario; Vena Hachkevich and Hinton (Chris) Nesbeth of Prince Rupert, grandchildren Hakeem, FJ, Trisha, Alexandria, Amron, Ashton, Iva, Mya, Ashley, Dwayne, Shanice, and Jordan; great grandchildren Jada, Kiki, Elijah, Josiah, Shylo, Amiah, numerous nieces and nephews, relatives and friends in Canada, Jamaica, the United States and England. Frederick was born in Highgate, Jamaica and immigrated to Toronto Canada on April 3, 1970 with his wife, Emily and his children. He was a Jack of All Trades and worked as a mason, carpenter, janitor, upholsterer, and also ran his own businesses in Jamaica and Canada. In 1983, he moved to Prince Rupert where he resided until the day of his death. Frederick was predeceased by his wife Charlotte Stewart Nesbeth. He will be remembered for his generous spirit, his giving nature, and his love for his family.
Dorothea Joan Schinbein
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June 2, 1928 - June 19th, 2011 Joan Schinbein (nee Clayton) passed away in the early morning of Sunday, June 19, 2011 after a long and valiant battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD). Joan was the middle of three children (older brother Bill and younger brother Dick) born to Walter and Winnifred Clayton (Great Granny). Walter, Great Granny, Dick and most recently, Bill, all predeceased Joan. She was also predeceased by her loving husband of 51 years, Dr. John Schinbein. Joan is survived by three children: John (Lynda), Ted (Druanne) and Anne (Jim); 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; cousins Dorothea Manson and Dick (Pat) Clayton; and her California family - sister-in-law Diana Clayton; nephew Bill (Rosanne) Clayton, niece Chris Kutzkey, and their children and grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held for Joan at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 16th in St. Andrew’s Anglican Cathedral in Prince Rupert, with Father James ofÀciating. There will be a Celebration of Joan’s life following her Memorial Service in the lobby of the Lester Centre, until about 4 p.m. In lieu of Áowers, Joan requested that donations be made to any of her favourite charities: SPCA, Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or St. Andrew’s Cathedral. It was Joan’s wish to be cremated and have her ashes interred with the rest of her family at the Manson family plot in Hatzic Cemetary, just outside Mission, BC. An interment service time and date has yet to be determined.
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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.
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The Lemare Group is currently seeking a hoe chucker/loader operator, and a boom man for the North Vancouver Island area. Full time, union wages. Fax resume to 250-956-4888 or email: ofﬁce@lemare.ca.
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EQUIPMENT SALESPERSON Inland Kenworth Parker Paciﬁc of Prince George has an Immediate Opening for an Equipment Salesperson. Must be a team player w/good work ethic. Applicant must have a valid drivers license and a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Sales experience would be a plus with some knowledge of forestry and construction equipment. Please forward resume to Corey Timms, 1995 Quinn Street Prince George. BC V2N-2X2. Fax: 1.250.562.2914 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Morning Star is the No.1 news source in the North Okanagan and has been committed to serving its communities with in-depth local news, sports, entertainment, events and happenings since 1988. The Morning Star is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with over 150 community, daily and urban newspapers located in BC, Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Black Press is seeking a proven leader with an impressive track record in newspaper management, to build on the considerable growth the Morning Star has experienced over the past 23 years. Ideally, you should have a good understanding of all facets of newspaper operations with emphasis on sales, marketing and ﬁnancial management. As publisher, you will be instrumental in developing a multi platform strategy for the newspaper and its online initiatives, as it continues to serve a rapidly expanding and diverse marketplace. If you are a critical thinker, customer driven and possess strong entrepreneurial skills, Black Press wants to hear from you. Please send your resume by July 22, 2011 to: Bruce McAuliffe, President Black Press BC South c/o Kelowna Capital News 2495 Enterprise Way, Kelowna, B.C. V1X 7K2 Email: email@example.com
E CONSTRUCTION Ltd. is one of Western Canada’s largest paving contractors. Currently seeking experienced Finish Grader Operators for Ft. McMurray. Competitive wages, medical and dental beneﬁts, employer matched pension plan. E-mail Human Resources at hrecltd.ca or fax: 780-743-5946. www.ecltd.ca EDMONTON STEEL Fabrication shop requires Structural Steel Fitters, up to $32.72/ hour; CWB FCAW Welders, to $31.68/hour. Overtime, beneﬁts, relocation/accommodation assistance. Resume to fax: 780-939-2181 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. TECHS LIVE Large in Western Canada! Go Auto has 23 dealerships/18 brands. Journeymen can earn $120K+. Specialists can earn $150K+. Full beneﬁts. Investment Program. Moving/training/tool allowances. Apply now! email@example.com or www.goauto.ca.
Services Expressive Arts Camp, 110 1st Ave West, Suite 110. Weeks of July 25, Aug 2, 8, 15, 22. 9am - 12 noon. Ages 6-12, $100/week. Call Diana 250-624-5854. Art/Play Group, Thurs/Fri, 1pm-4pm, $5/family.
LOUISIANA-PACIFIC Canada Ltd. requires an experienced Jour- neyman Electrician for our EWP Operation in Golden B.C. Email resume to: Audra.Stanton@LPCorp.com or fax to 250-344-8859.
Help Wanted J.S. McMillan Fisheries Ltd.
Are year round processors of Ground Fish, and seasonal processors of Herring and Salmon. We are one of Prince Rupert’s largest employers. We are hiring
Interested persons should apply in confidence to:
J.S. McMillan Fisheries Ltd., Attn: Winnie Tapper PO Box 520 Prince Rupert, BC V8J 2R7 Fax: 250-624-3886 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Morning Star in Vernon, B.C. has an opening for the position of Publisher. The Morning Star, one of Canada’s leading community newspapers, is published every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and has an extensive distribution network throughout the North Okanagan. More than 33,000 homes and businesses are reached in the communities of Vernon, Coldstream, Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Cherryville, Oyama, Spallumcheen, Grindrod, Falkland and Silver Star.
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 email@example.com or by phone at 250-572-2614.
JD 4230 100hp cab 3pt new engine, $18,500. JD 2130 66hp 146 loader, $17,000. JD 5400 60hp FWD loader, $18,500. JD 4240 110hp cab 3 pt $20,000. MF 135 diesel loader new engine, $7,500. MF 165 diesel loader, $8,500. JD 6400 cab FWD 85hp loader, $36,000. JD 2130 66hp loader, $12,500. Case DX33 33hp FWD ldr 690 hr, $15,000. JD 435 4 X6 round baler, $9,500. NH 1037 bale wagon, $11,500. NH Super 1048 S P bale wagon, $18,500. NH 1032 70 bale wagon, $6,500. JD 348 baler hyd tension, $13,000. Bauer 260 meter 2 in hose reel, $4,500. Ed De Boer 250-8387362, Curt De Boer 250-8389612.
Free Items PR: Clean landscaping material/animal bedding available for free. Will load pickups/dump trucks. Please call 250-6222483
Garage Sales Prince Rupert First United Church Summer Market, Saturdays, 9am - Noon, May 7th Aug 27th. $10 per table. Phone 250-624-2087 or 250624-5652.
School District No. 52 Community School Program Assistant School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) is accepting applications for this part-time, temporary district position, 5 hours per day, effective September 6, 2011 until June 28, 2012. The salary is as per the Collective Agreement between the School District and the IUOE Local 882-B. The employee will be responsible to plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate a program of extracurricular activities for school students in various elementary schools. The hours of work will commence at 2:00 pm daily. Required abilities and qualiÀcations are: Grade 12 or equivalent; exceptional organizational, interpersonal and collaborative skills; basic First Aid/CPR; a good command of the English language and ability to communicate clearly, understand and follow directions and prioritize tasks; and a high degree of physical Àtness in order to participate with the students. DeÀnite assets: post secondary studies in Àelds such as recreation, psychology and/or sociology, and knowledge and understanding of First Nations culture. Applicants must also be able to work Áexible hours and have a class 4 driver’s license or be willing to obtain. QualiÀed applicants should complete a School District application form which is available at the School Board OfÀce. Please submit this application with complete resume to: Mr. Cam McIntyre, Secretary-Treasurer School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) 634- 6th Avenue East Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1X1 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date for applications is Monday noon, July 11, 2011. Only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.
Available Immediately 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, upper duplex,1502 7th Ave East, F/S. $775/mo. + Hydro.
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Available Soon 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, lower duplex, 1504 7th Ave East, F/S, W/D. $750/mo. + Hydro
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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? PR: Solid Wood Toddler Bed with 5 deep drawers, extra storage space. $250 FIRM. Antique Walnut Sideboard with 2 shelves and 2 drawers, $425. Dark Oak Curio Cabinet with 3 glass shelves, small storage cabinet at bottom, $275. Phone 250-624-5821. SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDING Sale... Specials from $5 to $12/sq.ft. Great pricing on absolutely every model, width and length. Example: 30’W x 50’L x 16’H. now $10,500.00. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1800-668-5422.
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
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.
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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 Half Acre for sale in Oona River, BC 30 Km southwest of Prince Rupert on Porcher Island, at the mouth of the Skeena River. The property is tidally accessible with existing dock pilings. Pictures available by e-mail. $22,000 OBO.
Acreage for Sale 20 ACRE Ranch Foreclosures Near Booming El Paso, Texas Was $16,900, Now $12,900, $0 Down, take over payments, $99/mo. Beautiful views, owner ﬁnancing, FREE map/pictures 800-755-8953.
Business for Sale Well established Home Furnishing business for sale in the heart of Central Alberta in the Village of Pigeon Lake. Serious Buyers please call Connie 403-704-5322
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At NWCC Prince Rupert Campus... Restricted Operator CertiÀcate - Maritime (ROC - M)
Restricted Operator CertiÀcate - Maritime Exam Challenge
July 8-9 (Fr-Sa)
July 9 (Sa)
This maritime radio course teaches emergency radio procedures and everyday operating techniques for you and your family.
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MS Excel Level 1 July 28-29 (Th-Fr)
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Apt/Condo for Rent
Duplex / 4 Plex
Port Ed: Very Large 3 bdrm, upper unit, ocean view, elec. heat, plenty of prkg. $650/mo. Call Lynn 250-627-1414
McBride & 8th Prince Rupert Unfurnished - Furnished (Furnished short Term Rentals Available) Close to downtown Adult-oriented No Pets
Misc for Rent
2005 THOR JAZZ
27’ Catalina Sailboat
Apt/Condo for Rent
Apt/Condo for Rent
TEXAS LAND Foreclosures! 20/40 acre tracts. Near growing El Paso. Was $16,900 (USD) Now $12,900 (USD) $0 down, take over payments, $99/mo (USD) Beautiful views, owner ﬁnancing, Free map/ pictures. 866-484-0857 (US)
Four Winds Apartments
Apartments Clean & Renovated
Apt/Condo for Rent
1741 Kootenay Ave Prince Rupert, BC V8J 4A3
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
Contact Property Manager - Ron Morgan Telelphone: 250-627-1407 or Apt #202
Quiet Tenants. On Site Management.
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Heat and hot water included. No smoking. No pets $700 per month.
Wayne Place Senior Housing One Bedroom Apartments & Bachelor Suites Downtown location
Kaien Place Senior Housing Bachelor Apartments for rent on 5th Ave East For information on either location please call Rene 250-624-3641or 250-627-9872 Must Be 55 or Better No Pets Real Estate
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
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WAREHOUSE FOR RENT in Prince Rupert BC Industrial Park Big overhead doors 1 - 2150 sq. ft.
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
CITY LIVING in a Westcoast setting! Beautiful rentals available now in Wesbrook Village at UBC. Studios, 2-bedrooms and Townhouses. Call 604-228-2025 today, or e-mail DiscoverWesbrook@ ubcproperties.com. www.DiscoverWesbrook.ca/bcy
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Suites, Lower PR: 1 Bdrm Suite, avail Aug 1, Pillsbury Ave. $500/mo. includes, elec, heat, cable and internet. DD and ref. req’d. Call 250-6242212
30 ft. Fiberglass exterior, awning, A/C, ext. shower, 3 brnr range w/oven, microwave, 2 dr fridge/ freezer, sofa bed, Queen walk-around-bed, Lrg wardrobe, private bath w/toilet & shower/tub w/skylight, vanity w/sink, central heating, HDtv, dvd, living area slide. Great clean & roomy!
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23’ 1992 Trailer Home Built Fiberglassed build on dual wheel chassis 12V, 110 amps Propane Gas
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Large 2 & 3 bedrooms Clean, safe & secure. From $550/mth
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Off Road Vehicles
PR: 1999 Yamaha 600 Grizzley, 4 wheel drive. Call 250624-3667.
Invitation to Tender District of Port Edward 2011 Watermain Replacement (Phase 3) Control No. 02329.00
Fiberglass Construction Throughout
250-624-3641 or 250-627-9872
Scrap Car Removal
$10,000 Call 250.632.2500 Kitimat
40’ Live Aboard Cabin Cruiser
FOR RENT IN RUPERT
3 bdrm, 1 ½ bath twnhse.
Includes: New 9.9hp Mercury motor with cockpit controls, 2 New batteries, 9,000 BTU “Dickenson” Heater, Fully enclosed cockpit cover. Moorage paid at MK Bay until June 2012.
$15,900 OBO. Call 250-624-9493 or 250-622-8871
Suites, Upper PR: Bachelor Suite ideal for 1 mature, quiet person. Avail. immediately on westside. Close to downtown. Cable, heat incl. N/S, N/P. $400/mob. Ref required 250-624-2054
Pineridge Area 3 bdrm S/S Duplex. $650/mo + DD. , elec. heat. Call 250-627-9232
2760RL 5th wheel
The District of Port Edward invites tenders for supply and installation of: • Approximately 75m of 150mm diameter PVC watermain, • Approximately 500m of 200mm diameter PVC watermain, • Approximately 360m of 300mm diameter PVC watermain, including valves, tie-ins, connection of existing services and associate appurtenances as required.
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
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
Contract Documents will be available, after June 27, 2011, during normal business hours at: Opus DaytonKnight Consultants #1-3772 Fourth Avenue Smithers, B.C. Contact: Paul Wellington Project Manager 250-847-1913 ext. 114 The Contract Documents are available for viewing at the same location. Digital (.pdf) Contract Documents are available via email at no charge. Hard copies can be provided on payment of a non-refundable amount of $112.00, including HST, payable to: Opus DaytonKnight Consultants. All plan holders must register with Opus DaytonKnight Consultants to ensure that they receive addenda during the tender period. The Contract Documents incorporate MMCD Platinum Edition - Volume II (2009), available separately from the Master Municipal Construction Document Association (www.mmcd.net). A non-mandatory Tender period site meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, commencing at 10:00 a.m. at the District of Port Edward municipal ofÀce, with representatives of the District and Opus DaytonKnight Consultants. Tenders are scheduled to close at: Tender Closing Time: 2:00 p.m. local time Tender Closing Date: Friday, July 15, 2011 at: District of Port Edward P.O. Box 1100 770 PaciÀc Avenue Port Edward, B.C. V0V 1G0 Technical inquiries regarding this tender may be directed to Paul Wellington, AScT, Project Manager telephone (250)847-1913, ext. 114 or email email@example.com at the smithers ofÀce of Opus DaytonKnight Consultants
MV SEA CAT 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,
36’6” x 12, Cabin Cruiser Welded Aluminum Hull Radar, Sounders Radio Phone Hydraulic Anchor Winch 18 knot Cruising speed Crab Hauler Full Galley Sleeps 9 Excellent for Charter Business Price Negotiable
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◆ IN THE ROUGH
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Discussing golfing in the rain in Rupert DRIVEWAYS By Moe Hays The Northern View After a glorious month of outdoor weather, the Canada Day holiday did not work out as we had hoped. We do not have many events scheduled on long weekends, but there are people in town who look forward to getting out for some sport and recreation. We often hear statements like, “If you are going to do it in Prince Rujpert, you get used to doing it in the rain” I am a bit more positive about our May thru September weather than that, but I do concede that if we are to play golf, we will play in some off conditions. Most people do not have a surplus of time for recreation, and often will say they would like to play more golf, but when they do have time, it is raining.
Golf can be played in the rain and if we are even a bit serious about the game, we do not let the weather, within reason, stop us from playing. While tennis cannot be played if the surface is wet, and it gets a bit dangerous to play ball, golf can be played. A decent pair of shoes that provide some waterproof capability, a light rainsuit that allows for freedom to swing, an umbrella, and you are equipped to make the best of a difficult day. Who would play golf in the rain?? Friends who have made a commitment to each other, to play golf, once a week, might want to play in the rain, so they don’t break the habit of getting out. We have a group from the Ladies Club, who are least likely to cancel their golf time, and soldier on, in some tough conditions.
◆ DRAG RACING
Do the Pros play in the rain.?? Tour events do continue in the rain, but play will be stopped if lightning is in the area. Play will also be stopped when conditions are such that damage would be caused by the galleries, or it is unreasonable to play a competition due to water accumulating on greens. Admittedly, we will play golf when there are some streams flowing through the green. If you like the game and your time is limited, give golfing in the rain a chance. Coming this Saturday is the second Rampage Scramble golf event. The first was ultra succesful and a large turnout is expected. We will start our Summer Junior golf Clinics next Tuesday morning. Each session will run from 10:30 until noon and is open to any age. It is a drop in program with an weekly fee of $7.00 For any info on golf in Prince Rupert contact the Pro Shop at 250-624-2000.
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Rain cancels Kitimat’s Hill Climb event By Ed Evans The Northern View You can’t drag race in the rain and proof of that was this weekend, as disappointed organizers of the Kitimat Hill Climb had to cancel both the race day and the rainout day because of inclement weather. The event has been rained out for one day before, but there were always runs up the hill as weather cleared for the rainout day. This year Kitimat was socked in both days.
37 PRE-OWNED VANS, TRUCKS & SUV’S TO CHOOSE FROM 2008 Mazda CX-7 GT
I WILL MARK MY BALLOT ‘YES’ TO SAY ‘NO’ TO THE HST As your MLA and a member of the Of¿cial Opposition, I want you to know exactly why I will vote ‘YES’ to scrap the Liberal government’s HST. • The HST is a massive shift of the tax burden from large corporations onto the backs of average families and small businesses. • The deceptions of the HST cannot conceal the fact many things that had zero provincial tax are now taxed at 7% more. Items such as travel, haircuts, restaurant meals, sports fees, school supplies, safety equipment and household repairs, including making your home energy ef¿cient or ¿xing a leaky roof. • Not only will ordinary families pay more with the HST, but it will mean more cuts to vital public services including health care, education, seniors care and other social programs. My ‘YES’ vote to scrap the HST is a vote for more fairness. More support for ordinary families and small business. More protection for health care and education. A vote for accountability.
North Coast Constituency 818 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J1M6 1-800-624-7734 or 250-624-7734
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For drag racing fans there is nothing left to do but wait until August, as the Vanderhoof Drags were also cancelled earlier in the month. This race was scheduled for later in July. August however, promises to be one of the best ever with “Hot August Nites” in Terrace, bringing in two Jet Funny cars July 31st and August 1st and the Houston Drags, August 19th21st are bringing in ‘The NorthWest Doorslammers” and four six second ¼ mile cars. For more info check out terracedrags.ca or houstondrags.ca
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