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Haida Nation acquires controlling interest in West Coast Resorts fishing lodge business By Shaun Thomas The Northern View
“West Coast Resorts has become an important part of the island economy... through this venture, there will be many benefits realized on Haida Gwaii.”
The Haida Nation announced today that the Haida Enterprise Corporation (HaiCo) has purchased a controlling interest in West Coast Resorts, which operates five high-end fishing lodges along the west coast. Two of the lodges – The Lodge at Hippa Island and the Lodge at Englefield Bay – operate in the waters on the west coast of Haida Gwaii while two other lodges are located along the central coast and a fifth lodge operates in Kyuquot Sound on Vancouver Island. Combined the five luxury lodges have a capacity for almost 200 fishermen at any given time, with one
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of the lodges completely sold out for the 2011 season and others mostly at capacity. “We see the West Coast Resorts as a great asset. It has an established presence as a premium brand in the west coast fishing and recreational experience. The company has a competent group of great people and a loyal established following of Thomas Olsen guests,” said Thomas Olsen, Managing Director of HaiCo, adding that the purchase will help residents of Haida Gwaii. “West Coast Resorts has become an important part of the island economy in employment and contributions to youth and
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By Shaun Thomas The Northern View On September 1 Teck Resources and Ridley Terminals Inc. announced the signing of a new agreement that will bring more coal through Prince Rupert for the foreseeable future. Under the terms of the agreement, Teck will ship 2.5 million tonnes of coal per year through Ridley Terminals for a 10-year duration that runs from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2014, with an option to extend the agreement for two years after that. The deal is the extension of a contract currently in place that allows Teck to ship up to 1.2 million tonnes in 2011 and 2012 and up to 4.2 million tonnes in 2013 and 2014, while another agreement in place allows Teck to ship 500,000 tonnes per year through to the end of February, 2021. “RTI’s mandate is to act commercially. That means negotiating contracts with market terms and conditions. Long term minimum guaranteed volume contracts now are the norm at Ridley,” said Ridley Terminals chair Bud Smith. “This contract is one of several long term contracts made this year by RTI. It will support our plans to grow capacity. And this contracted capacity helps enable Teck to decide whether or not it can reopen Quintette.”
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Indeed, Teck says the new lead directly to more jobs at agreement will provide the Prince Rupert. Growing out company with sufficient export terminal also means more capacity for the Quintette mine jobs at mines inland from should it be re-opened. Prince Rupert that ship bulk As for the continued products through our port,” he expansion work at Ridley said. Terminals, Smith said things “RTI is on track for are continuing to run smoothly. another record year of “Prince Rupert and area throughput volume; we have RTI chair Bud smith created several new jobs clearly supports RTI’s capacity growth plans. As a result this year; and our worker we are investing heavily in safety record continues new equipment, refurbishing to be very strong. All existing equipment, and building more of this worth celebrating on Labour storage space. Those investments will Day.”
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SD gets $50,000 for playground By Shaun Thomas The Northern View The Prince Rupert School District is one of several across the province that will be sharing in $8 million of provincial funding to help build and upgrade playgrounds at schools.
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Ferry commissioner meets with Haida Gwaii communities By Shaun Thomas The Northern View BC Ferry Commissioner Gord Macatee was on Haida Gwaii last week for a series of meetings in communities around the island. The meetings kicked off in Sandspit on August 28, followed by meetings in Masset, Port Clements and Queen Charlotte on August 29. “The meetings went really well. We had four public meetings and three meetings with councils and I found people really engaged. They spoke up, raised concerns and really made it a worthwhile trip,” said Macatee, saying issues ranged from the impact of fares on businesses and individuals to reservations to ID requirements to the Northern Adventure itself. “They were all fairly long sessions and created a lot of ideas and comments...The end results is that the deputy commissioner and myself will be creating a report based on our review and the comments we heard during these public sessions.” North Coast MLA Gary Coons attended three of the four meetings, and said they were well received by both the Commissioner and residents of Haida Gwaii. “What the commissioner heard loud and clear is that BC Ferries needs to be more responsive to the needs of Haida Gwaii, whether it is for Elders, sports teams, providing accurate schedules or those kind of things,” he said. “Ferries, especially for Haida Gwaii, need to be considered part of the highway system...The whole idea of BC Ferries being part of a tourism product as opposed to being part of the marine highway was a concern that was raised often.” Other issues that Coons says were brought up throughout the island included both the effect of rising prices on travellers and the price of goods
on the island and the compensation of CEO David Hahn and the more than $300,000 in pension he’ll be receiving upon retirement. “[Hahn’s payment] is something that is out of the realm of the Ferry Commissioner right now, even though they have tried to have some control over it,” said Coons. “And most people just shook their heads when they hear that the price of ferry travel wasn’t among the top reasons David Hahn cited for the decline in communities and the ridership.” people that use the The commission is in the midst of a review of ferries,” he said, also BC Ferries service, but Coons says people have thanking residents been sending a clear message to the province. for their hospitality “The government has heard from ferry during his visit. dependent communities, from the ferry advisory “I didn’t get to committees and from others the concerns about spend as much time increasing fares and the effect it is having on users there as I would and communities,” he said. have liked, so I do As for future visits, Macatee said he hopes to plan on going back be back on island far more regularly than in the again.” past. “My hope is to get up to Haida Gwaii once per year, but we’ll see how that turns out. I think it’s Call important for the ferry commission to hear from ferry dependent
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Students from UNBC were on the North Coast last week to assess and document the biodiversity of the Skeena estuary near Port Edward. A total of 16 students were in the Cassiar Cannery 250-624-4146 area on August 27 and 28 with their professor, Dr. Darwyn Coxson, and took measurements that included salinity, : e v a We H elevation and gradient. t “We found a great Fro zen Yogur s ie p diversity of life at the & m a e Ice cr site, which provides Open 9:30 am - 6:00 pm Mon - Sat sustenance for much of Phone in your lunch order for pick-up the ocean nearby. The salt marsh and eelgrass Lower Level Rupert Square Mall beds provide critical 250-624-9180 habitat for juvenile fish, both for migrating salmon, where they SCHEDULED FLIGHTS • CHARTERS • TOURS provide a critical transitional habitat as the young salmon make the journey from fresh to saltwater habitats, and for many ocean fish, such as rockfish,” says Dr. Coxson. “The salt marshes
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are also a vital habitat for migrating shorebirds and contain many relatively rare plants, such as the northern rice root, which was a major food source for local First Nations.” As well as looking at the biodiversity in the area, the group looked at the role the estuary plays in terms of climate change and Dr. Coxson says it may be more important than people think. “The carbon stores in BC’s estuaries may be greater than those in B.C.’s entire Shaun Thomas photo portion of the boreal Dr. Darwyn Coxson and students from UNBC’s Terrace campus study forest, so they have biodiversity in the area near the mouth of the Skeena River. major environmental significance,” he said. group of students and track any changes taking “Of the major estuaries in western North place. America, the Skeena is the least well known. This “This will provide updated data every year data is very important to anyone concerned with and allow us to determine how the environment climate change and the natural environment.” is changing over time. We will be able to The information gathered last week will be identify which species are growing in number, used as baseline data, with the plan being to which are declining, and at what rates,” said Dr. return to the site every other year with a new Coxson.
Teachers, employers not close to deal By Tom Fletcher The Northern View
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benefit improvements sought by the BCTF. One major point in dispute is the meaning of a B.C. Supreme Court decision handed down this spring on the government’s 2002 removal of class size and composition from teacher bargaining. BCTF president Susan Lambert says the decision means the government must add $336 million to the
SKEENA-QUEEN CHARLOTTE REGIONAL DISTRICT BC FERRY AUTHORITY CALL FOR NOMINATIONS OF DIRECTORS The Coastal Ferry Act mandates a role for the Regional District in the nomination process for the Board of Directors for the BC Ferry Authority Board of Directors. The Regional District is seeking expressions of interest from quali¿ed individuals who wish to be considered for a position as a member of the BC Ferry Authority Board. The Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District in collaboration the Regional Districts of Central Coast, Kitimat- Stikine, and Mount Waddington will be jointly submitting 3 to 5 nominations to ¿ll one position on the Board of Directors for the BC Ferry Authority commencing April 1, 2012. The term of the appointment is 3 years to March 31, 2015
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Detailed information about the Ferry Authority, its Board, requirements for Directors and the nomination form will be available after August 29th on the BC Ferry Authority website at http://www.bcferryauthority.com/ Individuals interested in being considered for nomination are asked to complete a nomination form on the Authority’s website and submit it to: Joan Merrick Chief Administrative Of¿cer Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District 100 1st Ave East, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1A6 Phone: 250-624-2002 Fax: 250-627-8493 Completed nomination forms will be accepted until 4:00 PM Friday, September 23rd, 2011. We thank you for your interest however only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
school budget to guarantee a level of service. “Teachers are determined in this round of bargaining to regain those lost services, jobs and resources to meet students’ needs,” Lambert said. Education Minister George Abbott has repeatedly said any settlement must fit with the government’s “net zero” mandate that other public service unions accepted.
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CITY OF PRINCE RUPERT 2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS
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Captain Gary Sheils of the Salvation Army distributed 300 backpacks containing a certificate for 15 per cent off school supplies from the Bargain Shop to families in need over the course of three days last week. The Backpack Program is a partnership between the Salvation Army, Northern Savings Credit Union, the Prince Rupert Rotary Club and the Bargain Shop.
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Steam boiler at regional hospital being replaced By Shaun Thomas The Northern View
have resulted in increased efficiency and coast savings for the hospital. “We expect to save $100,000 per year by switching to the electrical steam generators,” she said. But with the change to electrical Eryn Colllins steam generation, there is no longer a need for power engineer certified positions and that will affect approximately five positions filled at the hospital “Those five positions have been eliminated but have been replaced with maintenance positions...Those who have been affected will be able to apply for other positions in Northern Health and will be able to apply for the maintenance positions available. We’re still working that out.” “Moving to electrical will free up maintenance people to no longer have to look after that piece of equipment.”
“We expect to save $100,000 per year by switching to the electrical steam generators.”
Northern Health will be replacing an aging steam boiler at Prince Rupert Regional Hospital, a move that will result in five positions being reclassified. “We’re reconfiguring our steam generation plant and replacing the boilers with new electric steam generators. The boilers we’re replacing are 42 years old and are costly to maintain. It is also increasingly difficult to find replacement parts due to the age of the machine,” said Eryn Collins of Northern Health, noting that the boilers being replaced are for the laundry and central sterilization systems. “It has had performance issues in the past and that has affected operations at the hospital.” Collins said that the current boiler cost $25,000 to maintain and buy parts for last year, and that replacing aging boilers in Dawson Creek and Quesnel
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NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is given to the electors of the City of Prince Rupert that nominations for the offices of: Mayor – One to be elected Councillor – Six to be elected School Board Trustee – Six to be elected will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person, as follows: City of Prince Rupert Administration Office 424 - 3rd Avenue West Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J 1L7
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Excluding Statutory holidays and weekends Nomination documents are available at the City of Prince Rupert Administration Office during regular office hours. QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: x Canadian citizen; x 18 years of age or older; x resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed; x a person who has been granted freedom of the municipality, if that person is a Canadian citizen; and x not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding office. LIST OF REGISTERED ELECTORS Beginning October 4th, 2011 until the close of general voting for the election on November 19th, 2011, a copy of the list of registered electors will, upon signature, be available for public inspection, at the City of Prince Rupert Administration Office in City Hall, during regular office hours, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays. An elector may request that their address or other information about them be omitted from or obscured on the list of electors. OBJECTION TO REGISTRATION OF AN ELECTOR An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4:00 p.m. on October 14th, 2011. An objection must be in writing and may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector of the City of Prince Rupert and can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears has died or is not qualified to be registered as an elector of the City of Prince Rupert. ADVANCE ELECTOR REGISTRATION Resident Electors If a resident elector’s name does not appear on the list of registered electors, it is not necessary for them to register in advance of the election. A person may register as a ‘resident elector’ immediately before the time of their voting provided they meet the following qualifications: x x x x x
age 18 or older; and a Canadian citizen; and a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and a resident of the City of Prince Rupert for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law.
Non-Resident Property Owner Electors Are you a non-resident property owner eligible to vote at the November Elections for Mayor, Councillor and School Board Trustee? If you are not sure, you can find out by calling or visiting the City of Prince Rupert, Administration Office, 424 - 3rd Avenue West, Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J 1L7, 250.627.0934. The office is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). Advance non-resident property owner elector registrations will be accepted at the City of Prince Rupert Administration Office until September 27th, 2011 provided the person meets the following qualifications: x x x x x x x
age 18 or older; and a Canadian citizen; and a resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day of registration; and a registered owner of real property in the City of Prince Rupert for at least 30 days immediately before the day of registration; and not entitled to register as a resident elector; and not disqualified by any enactment from voting in an election or otherwise disqualified by law; and if there is more than one registered owner of the property, only one of those individuals may, with the written consent of the majority of the owners, register as a non-resident property elector. CLOSED PERIOD FOR ADVANCE ELECTOR REGISTRATION
With the exception of registrations on voting days, elector registrations will not be accepted during the period September 27th, 2011 to November 21st, 2011. FURTHER INFORMATION on the foregoing may be obtained by contacting: Robert Grodecki, Chief Election Officer, 250.627.0934 Tanya Ostrom, Deputy Chief Election Officer, 250.627.0991 Robert Grodecki Chief Election Officer
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The selling of closed schools makes sense Students in Prince Rupert returned to a school system that is much different than it was back in June, with the introduction of the middle school and senior secondary system and the movement of the French Immersion program from the now closed Westview Elementary School to Roosevelt Park Elementary School. And with three schools now recently closed in the community, the obvious question becomes what to do with them? One of the last stories Monica Lamb-Yorski wrote before heading down to Williams Lake was about a request from the school board to the City of Prince Rupert to waive the tipping fees that would be associated with demolishing both Seal Cove and Kanata schools. And while I certainly see the reasoning for wanting to demolish the two schools, it doesn’t really make sense. Essentially the school board would be paying about $400,000 to take down both buildings, plus the cost of tipping plus anything that comes up related to handling hazardous materials. That’s a lot of money that isn’t benefitting the students and, realistically, won’t be generating any revenue. Unfortunately, with the current policies of the Ministry of Education that is about all the board can look at. There is no reason a school board shouldn’t be allowed to sell or lease the buildings or why the Minister should deny a request. Even selling one or two buildings would leave
available capacity should Prince Rupert boom, and the money from the sale or lease could directly benefit the education of students in the district.
Really, it just makes sense. Students benefit, school districts benefit and neighbourhoods don’t face boarded up buildings. Seems like a win-win-win.
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The DFO fails Canadians with early Halibut fishing closure It’s much later in the season than it was threatened to be, but the recreational halibut fishery is now closed. This isn’t a conservation issue. As Owen Bird of the Sport Fishing Institute of BC commented on August 26, “Halibut stocks are in good shape, very well managed in Canada and internationally, and there is a large amount, 2.4 million pounds, still remaining on Canada’s total allowable catch for 2011.” The issue here is the allocation of stocks between the sport and commercial sectors – 88 per cent for commercial and 12 per cent for sport. The sport allocation goes to over 100,000 recreational anglers, mostly Canadian, and the remaining 88 per cent goes to 436 commercial halibut quota holders, of which only 156 go out and actually fish. It was the wisdom of DFO in Ottawa that created this situation, and now, by closing the fishery, which they said they would never do unless it were to conserve stocks, they’ve compounded their blunder. Rodney Proskiw is the owner of the sport fishing booking agency Foggy Point Charters, and Fishin’ Rods Charters. “The shoulder season, from September into October, is a
time when the operators actually Talking tourism have spent five nights at the Crest, make their money,” he says. “Up fished for three days at $1,100 per until then we’re mostly covering day, processed their fish at Dolly’s, eaten every meal in restaurants, and our costs. At Foggy Point alone we indirectly bought all of my fuel, bait, had 22 charter bookings cancelled ice, tackle, and so on. I wouldn’t be immediately upon finding out surprised if the whole trip wasn’t a about the closure, and then the BRUCE WISHART $10,000 hit with airfare. And that’s phone stopped ringing with new just two people.” business. As just one example of How far does the ripple effect really go new business we could have expected, we’ve had to scrub fishing expeditions from cruise, from the 436 commercial licence holders who one entire shore excursion program for the control 88 per cent of all allowable halibut final calls by Norwegian Cruise Lines. That’s catch for the entire country – especially a loss of likely 12 vessel days at roughly when almost 300 of those individuals just sit $1,000 per day. But even without knowing back and collect money from the fishery? “If what business we might have gotten, my two you’re a logger and you retire, you’re done,” businesses have taken a concrete hit of about Knut Bjorndal said at a Port Ed council $25,000, and that is a major component of meeting back in February. “You don’t have my take-home for the entire season. And a hillside in perpetuity. It’s very strange that the government did that.” that’s just me – just one guy. Rodney Proskiw stresses the same issue. “The ripple effect is huge and incalculable,” Rodney says. “Every business in town is “Neither I nor any other charter operator directly influenced by sport fishing, from has any axe to grind whatsoever with the our gift shops to our hotels, fuel stations to commercial fishery,” he says. “We want restaurants. Everybody. And that’s true of them to keep fishing and we want them to every northern town from here to Edmonton make a living, but we want the ones who are and beyond. I had a couple who come every on the grounds doing the fishing to make year cancel their halibut trip. They would the money – not the owner sitting in his
condo in Hawaii. The SFI calculates that just one half of one per cent would keep entire recreation sector fishing through the month of September, and we know full well that more than that part of the allowable catch will remain in the water.” Even before the closure, DFO stopped a lot of people from booking trips this year by announcing their intent and creating massive uncertainty. DFO created this allocation system. They had no idea how it would work. They didn’t allow for growth, and they didn’t even have accurate information to begin with. They’ve created a situation where a publiclyowned resource is being bought and sold by private interests. None of it made any sense to begin with – as just one example, when the sport fishery didn’t catch their allocation the commercial fishery was allowed to fish it, but the reverse was not allowed. DFO has had years to deal with this in a way that was fair to both sectors and prevent this week’s closure, and they’ve done nothing. What is needed is a total overhaul of the system. This closure is a gross failure by DFO. They have failed Canadians, and failed Canadian communities. And they need to fix it right now.
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Were you happy with the results of the HST referendum?
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Editor: seven per cent PST would go climate with no sales tax on suffer with the defeat of the There seems to be quite a to the province but now with costs to do business. In some HST. But those comments are storm surrounding the defeat of the HST a portion of the seven cases this could total millions. coming from the business’s and the HST lately. I was talking to per cent is paid to business to This is how all the sales tax economists that are benefiting a friend the other day that was reduce their HST paid out to burden shifts onto the working from the HST and simply do quite upset about the result of ZERO. Plus many things that men and woman. And as we not want this benefit to end. the referendum. As I don’t think were exempt under the PST all know the working man I believe that this is nothing the matter was fully explained (children’s clothes, school and woman pays 12 per cent more than scare tactics. or understood by many people supplies, etc.) are no longer sales tax while business pays I personally, don’t think in our area I would like to try to exempt under the HST. This nothing in sales tax. When you we should be spending our tax explain it as I understand it. has created a larger sales tax hear people talking about this money to subsidize business I have a small business base resulting in millions more as an unfair tax, this is what while social programs, health and have been dealing with tax dollars collected for the they are talking about. and education suffer. the GST for some time. The Government. I’ve heard the argument I was happy to see the HST HST has similar rules to the This tax is beneficial to about how many will lose their defeated. GST. In effect the business business, creating a business jobs and how the economy will Joe Marvici owner becomes the Tax collector both GST and PST, however the rules 1740 Prince Rupert Blvd, Prince Rupert, BC 250 624-2859 are different between the two taxes. The GST Ebony is a young kitten looking for rules allow the business a quiet home, she to deduct the amount of gets along well GST that they paid out, with other cats, but is very shy (for goods and services around dogs. RV 213 except labour), in order t Light weight t to conduct their business. With Paws for a Cause around t t Aluminum Construction Business’s would deduct the corner and this amount from the t t 4 Season Usage we already have amount of tax they have reached $2100 in Full Wet Bathroom REDUCED pledges! Thank you to those who are raising money collected. This results in $ for this years event. We are hoping to raise another a zero balance of GST $2900 to meet our goal of $5000, so get the word out paid out to conduct and come support our Walk for the Animals! business. The Prince Rupert BCSPCA will be now be closed on The PST does not Wednesdays. Our new Hours of Operation are Thurshave the same rules. day through Sunday from 1-5. Anyone with questions What a business collects are asked to call 250-624-2859 and leave a detailed RV 211 message. is what it pays to the Pet food, blankets, comforters and cleaning supplies are Province. There is no always needed to help care for the animals at the shelter. rebate. Please drop off your donations or call the t Built-in Cummins Generator With the HST the Shelter today. Toy donations also accepted at $ WAS 36,696 t Aluminum Construction business would work This ad generously sponsored by REDUCED out the same as the t Remote Power Jacks GST. Business could $ t Air Conditioning reduce the amount that t Slide Model was collected by the amount that it paid out to conduct business, except labour, thus giving it a zero balance on HST paid out. 975 Chamberlin Avenue Prior to the HST 250-627-1161 DEALER #5958 being introduced the
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Auction, Rising Stars part of Chamber’s busy fall season Contributed The Northern View The Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce is a membership driven organization comprised of approximately 20a0 professional, business, community and individual persons. Working in partnership with the business community, our mission is to be the voice of business in Prince Rupert and area. As we begin the busy fall season our focus in the next month is to concentrate on our
Annual Fundraising Auction. We will be looking for businesses in the community to support us by donating various items for our auction on October 15 at the Highliner Inn. Tickets are available at the Chamber Office or from our board members: Chad Cunningham, Jason Scherr, Stefan Woloszyn, Maynard Angus, Robert Stromdahl, Dave Walker, Melanie Erickson, Pam Meers, Tony Briglio, Odd Eidsvik, Murray Kristoff, John Luscher or Bobbi Smith. Each and every year there are always some great bargains to be had. Come and
have some fun and a great meal! Also, our Rising Stars Program in partnership with Northwest Community College is going into its seventh season. Rising Stars provides an opportunity to promote business as a career option to entrepreneursin-the-making and to nurture a mentorship relationship between college students and business leaders. It offers options for our youth to work, contribute and, most importantly, to continue living in their home town. In October the Chamber will match local business
leaders with Northwest Community College students in a partnership that significantly increases the students’ network of positive adult contacts. Students become honorary chamber members for 5 months, during which time they attend chamber networking events with their mentors, as well as program specific workshops. The program culminates with the presentation of two bursaries to outstanding Rising Stars mid March. If you would like to become a mentor or a sponsor please
contact Carol at the Chamber office 250-624-2296. The Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce website has also undergone major renovations over the summer. For more information go to www. princerupertchamber.ca and have a look. We will also be broadcasting our monthly membership lunches starting in September, there will be a link on this new and improved website just in case you missed the luncheon.
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In the rough By Moe Hays The Northern View The Labour Day weekend does not go down in the books as a great golf weekend in Prince Rupert. This is a predictably quiet period, as a large entourage journey to Smithers for the Northern Open plus the normal long weekend camping activities that take golfers out of town. We were fortunate on Mens and Ladies Day for the last August weekly competitions. Selma Standring led the way in the Gross Competition and Kim Sugiyama captured the Net Division, on Tuesday. Sally Newton recorded the fewest putts for the round, while Andrea Pollock struggled to the high putt round. Janet Sheppard and Josie Lam were strong off the tee, taking Long Drive honours, while Carol Schaeffer sank the longest putt. In the Special Event, Annette Richards recorded the low round when worst holes were removed from the card. Guy Carignan and Ian Robinson set the pace on Mens Day, recording five over par rounds of 75, with Derek Ridgeway a stroke back at 76. Brody bishop topped the Net Competition with a 65, one shot ahead of Terry Sawka . Nick Adey and Sandy Anderson were in third place with 68. Al Green, Ridgeway, Sawka, Ross McNish and Joe Thompson recorded deuces on the day. Brian Holkestad hit the Long Drive and Gerard Dolan sank the Long Putt on the 18th hole. On the weekend of September 10 and 11 Ladies will compete for the Ladies Club Championship followed by the very popular Duffers Tournament on September 17 and 18.
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Major project helps spawning salmon back to grounds By Rod Link Black Press Kwinageese River salmon are once more making their way to their spawning grounds after biologists and engineers crafted a plan to help them clear a waterfall that had been blocking their passage. A helicopter was used to place heavy concrete blocks in a pool at the bottom of the waterfall, thus raising it so the salmon would not have to leap as far to clear the waterfall. The waterfall was caused when slabs of rock sheared off and tumbled into the river. Bob Bocking, a biologist with the environmental consulting firm LGL which is contracted to the Nisga’a Fish and Wildlife Department, said everything from permits to stockpiling the concrete blocks as close to the waterfall as possible came together perfectly. “It’s pretty exciting,” said Bocking of figures indicating 4,700 sockeye and more than 600 chinook had passed a counting weir within several days of the blocks being placed late in the afternoon of August 12. By August 17, approximately 9,000 sockeye had passed the counting weir. The pool was raised approximately one meter, meaning the salmon had to leap approximately two metres which is within their capabilities. “At three metres, that’s pretty much impossible,” said Bocking. Biologists began wondering what was wrong with the Kwinageese River salmon run, which is part of the Nass River run, after returns dropped off dramatically beginning in 2009. “We knew by DNA at the fish wheels there were lots but they didn’t make it to spawn,” said Bocking. Biologists first thought low water might be a reason but soon turned their thinking to the
possibility of some sort of blockage. A survey of the Kwinageese resulted in finding the blockage on July 26. Bocking said Nisga’a officials and biologists and DFO officials discussed airlifting the salmon over the falls but dismissed the idea as time consuming and expensive. “We talked about blasting but getting a permit in the middle of the [salmon] run was out of the question,” he said. There was some thought given to constructing and installing a fish ladder made out of aluminum but that would have taken too long to put into place. That’s when Bocking came up with the idea of raising the pool and recruited recently retired DFO engineer Don Hjorth to design a program. A first idea to use large rocks was shelved because of the challenge of how to get them to the location. Large concrete blocks weighing 4,500 pounds commonly used to stabilize slopes were chosen instead and purchased from Skeena Concrete. Planning began Aug. 4 leading to a work plan being submitted Aug. 8 followed by receiving government approvals the next day. That set in motion getting the 44 concrete blocks to the area, a five and a half hour journey which begin early in the morning of Aug. 12. “We also had to inspect 13 bridges along the road just to make sure they could handle the load,” said Bocking. By getting the blocks to within 4km of the work site, helicopter flying time was cut to six and a half minutes a trip.
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Hoteliers says summer of 2011 was good for business good during the summer of 2011. “This summer has been great for us. We’re well up over last year, and I think that is reflected in the community in the increased amount for the two per cent hotel tax that
is collected and returned to the City,” said The Northern View Coast Prince Rupert Hotel general manager Corey Kitchen. According to the manager of two of “From all accounts the industry, as a Prince Rupert’s bigger hotels, business was whole, is up across the north.” Scott Farwell of the Crest Hotel said this year has been DISTRICT OF PORT EDWARD pretty good for them too. Both 2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS he and Kitchen said there is one group of travelers in particular that has grown this year. NOTICE OF QUALIFICATION FOR ELECTORS “July started strong with the sport fishing tourist, our bus PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of the District of Port Edward that nomination for the offices of: traffic is about even with last Mayor- one to be elected year and the number of fully Councillors – four to be elected School Board Trustee – one rural area independent travellers is up significantly. These are mostly Nomination documents will be received by the Chief Election Officer or designated person, as follows: folks around 50 who want to do their own thing and not be District of Port Edward Community Centre on someone else’s schedule,” 770 Pacific Avenue From 9:00 am October 4th, 2011 ◆ PROVINCIAL AFFAIRS Port Edward, BC To 4:00 pm October 14th, 2011
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GENERAL VOTING GENERAL VOTING DAY will be open to qualified electors of the District of Port Edward on Saturday, November 19, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm at the following location: District of Port Edward Community Centre 770 Pacific Avenue Port Edward, BC Elector Registration There is no need to pre-register to vote as the registration of all electors for this election will take place at the time of voting. You will be required to make a declaration that you meet all of the following requirements: • 18 years of age or older • Canadian citizen • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day • resident of OR registered owner of real property in the District of Port Edward for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day, and • not otherwise disqualified by law from voting. Resident electors will also be required to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. Non-resident property electors must produce a non-resident property elector certificate and 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity. Non-resident property elector certificates can be obtained from the Chief Election Officer at the District of Port Edward municipal office during regular office hours prior to 4:30 pm on Friday, November 18, 2011. On advance and general voting days, certificates can be obtained from the Chief Election Officer at the District of Port Edward municipal office during voting hours.
ADVANCE VOTING Advance voting will be open at the District of Port Edward Municipal Hall, 770 Pacific Avenue, Port Edward, BC on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. FURTHER INFORMATION may be obtained by contracting: Ron Bedard, Chief Election Officer (250) 628-3667 Polly Pereira, Deputy Chief Election Officer (250) 628-3667
said Farwell. “For our property, the tour groups were lower but what we’re seeing a big increase in independent travelers. Those include families that come in and spend multiple days and more money in town while the tour groups usually check in and are gone the next morning. It’s good for hotel business but not as good for the community,” said Kitchen. Looking forward, both Farwell and Kitchen say the future is looking good. “2012, from our overseas bookings, is looking even better than 2011. Year over year we also had a good spring with conventions and events and hopefully we’ll catch some more of that next year but it’s too early to tell,” said Kitchen. “We’re probably going to end up about where we were last year,” said Farwell.
No election until 2013 By Tom Fletcher The Northern View Premier Christy Clark ended months of speculation Wednesday, announcing she will wait until the scheduled date of May 2013 to face the voters in a general election. Since winning the B.C. Liberal leadership in February, Clark has questioned whether she has a sufficient mandate to govern until the election date specified in provincial law. She reversed that position in interviews with selected Vancouver media outlets Wednesday. Clark denied that the defeat of the harmonized sales tax or party polling changed her mind. In various interviews, she emphasized the instability of the world economy and the lack of a public appetite for another election this year. NDP leader Adrian Dix said the government’s unpopularity after the two-year HST furore and its lack of new ideas are the reason for the reversal. “We know that Ms. Clark has made this decision for one reason and one reason only: she has concluded from her own polling she cannot win an election at this time. The Premier
and the Liberal Party put their political interests first throughout this process. They have avoided dealing with the substantial problems facing B.C. while the Premier prepared her election plan,” he said, saying the NDP has been gaining momentym in the meantime. “This is a government that is out of gas and out of ideas. Our challenge is to continue to hold the Liberals to account, whether that is in a fall sitting of the Legislature or in communities throughout B.C. where people want government to pay attention to the issues that are affecting them After being sworn in as premier, Clark appointed an election readiness committee chaired by Energy Minister Rich Coleman and Brad Bennett, son of former premier Bill Bennett. Election preparations recently cost Clark a cabinet minister, as Chilliwack-Hope MLA Barry Penner stepped down as attorney-general in August, citing the pressure to name a campaign team for a possible fall election. B.C.’s election law specifies an election every four years, but reserves the traditional right of the government to deal with unusual circumstances like death or resignation.
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◆ FEDERAL AFFAIRS
Cullen considering a run for federal NDP leadership “I do want to make the to become national NDP leader. call quite soon,” he said in “As we begin to debate what kind of estimating the leadership leader the party wants and the country The northwest could have a race will officially begin next wants, where you come from is part of that national party leader to call its spring. own and, if he has his way, a C u l l e n Prime Minster, too. imagines that, Skeena - Bulkley Valley NDP as federal NDP MP Nathan Cullen is spending leader, he would the next couple of weeks thinking spend less time in about running for job left vacant the constituency when Jack Layton passed away here and possibly Nathan Cullen last month. have less Cullen said party members are now parliamentary work. thinking about a leadership race after first “I treat working for the getting over the shock of Layton’s death northwest and time in the from cancer. northwest as sacred. You never “I’ve been thinking about it for the last want to lose touch with the few days. I’m going to spend a couple people you represent,” he said. of weeks and see if it’s the right fit,” said As for how well he speaks Cullen late last week. French, it’s okay but he’s “I’ve always admired folks who take on working on it. the role, but it’s a huge commitment.” “A reporter in Ottawa Cullen said he was a longtime friend of said my French is as good as Layton and was expecting to have years Chretien’s English,” he said, ahead with Layton as federal NDP party adding his French teacher leader and maybe even as Prime Minster. grimaces at his grammar. “For the first time I can legitimately say Cullen doesn’t think a this is what it’s about,” he said about the challenge of the federal next federal election and the possibility of leadership would be to keep the the NDP topping the polls. Quebec NDP MPs on side with “It’s got that Cullen leadership kind of the national party. It’s been significance to it,” he said about the next thought by some that Quebec federal election. voted more for Layton than the Cullen said he would develop a more NDP but Cullen disagrees. collaborative approach to running the federal “...But they also knew what government, a trait now missing under Prime Jack represented and what Minister Stephen Harper. they stand for,” he said, adding “It would have to be. It’s not only my the NDP social democratic nature, but it’s the right kind of leadership,” philosophy has been in line Cullen said of his style. with Quebecers for a long When the provincial NDP leadership time. came up for grabs last year, Cullen received “One thing out of all of this e-mails from around the province urging is I get to bring the issues of him to run. Skeena to the national stage But Cullen cited unfinished commitments even more,” he said if he were to his federal constituents and family responsibilities as the City of Prince Rupert father of infant twin boys as the key reasons for his decision. Cullen said it was important to complete Reg $239.99 The City of Prince Rupert is beginning the 2012 the projects he was Budget process. As part of this process, the City working on and not to provides some Ànancial assistance cash and use his political position ‘in kind’ to some Community Groups. If as a stepping stone your group would like to be considered for to another position. funding through the 2012 Community Enhancement Grants Program, we are requesting But with the federal that any interested organizations obtain a Community leadership, he says he Enhancement Grant Application from City Hall wants to give it proper Customer Service at 424 3rd Avenue West between consideration first and the hours of 9:30am to 4:30pm Monday through speak to his wife. Friday or alternatively from www.princerupert.
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North Coast COMING EVENTS SEPT 7 - Prostate and Bladder Cancer Support Group meeting 7:30pm, Rm 430 at the Prince Rupert Regional Hospital - Contact Judy 250-622-6533
SEPT 9 - International FASD Awareness Day. 9:09am, NWCC Multi-purpose room. Many of our Committee Members and Community Organizations will be providing health information and handouts. Thankyou in advance for your assistance to make International FASD Awareness Day a success. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact Shirley at 250627-7166 ex 30.
SEPT. 10 - Scuicide Prevention Awareness Walk/Entertainment/Candlelight Vigil for “World Scuicide Prevention Day”. For more information, call (250) 624-6548.
SEPT. 11 - The Prince Rupert SPCA will be hosting the 2011 Paws for a Cause at Doug Kerr Field. Registration begins at noon with the walk at 1 p.m. For more information, visit spca.bc.ca/walk
SEPT 12 - Classes and registration for the Prince Rupert Karate Club will begin September 12, 2011 at the Fisherman’s Hall. Class times are 6 - 7 pm for Juniors (8-15 yrs) and 7-9 pm for Adults (16 yrs and older) on Mondays and Thursdays. For more information please call 624-9851 or email email@example.com.
SEPT 12-17th - The BC Thanksgiving Food Drive. Watch your mail box for your donation bag, fill it with non perishable items and put it on your door step fro pick up Saturday morning (Sept 17) by 9:30am. Not all streets will be covered, if you do not recieve a bag and would like to donate, or if you would like to volunteer please call Julie by Thursday (Sept 15), 250-624-4206
SEPT 17 - The 2011 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is being held September 17, 9 a.m., at Hays Creek. We will be meeting in the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre parking lot (next to the bridge). For more information call 250624-3705 or register online today. Google: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Hays Creek. See you there!
SEPT 28 - Prince Rupert Community Enrichment Society Annual General Meeting. 7:00pm at Chances Casino. Everyone is welcome, we are always looking for new members and for people to become Directors. For further information please contact 250-627-7166 and ask for Esther or Mary.
SEPT 30 - Prince Rupert Friendship House presents Registered Disability Savings Plan Workshop. 1-4pm, Prince Rupert Friendship House, Third Floor Meeting Rm. Facilitated by Andi Rogers of Compas Inc. Please contact 250-627-1717 to register.
OCT 28 - The Friends of the Prince Rupert Library invite the arts, crafts and culinary communities of Prince Rupert and surrounding areas to create an item inspired by anything they’ve read to be auctioned in aid of the library. Submission forms are available at the Prince Rupert Library and online at www.princerupertlibrary.ca or call the library for more information 250-627-1345.
PRINCE RUPERT UNEMPLOYED ACTION CENTER provides a range of FREE services to unemployed and underemployed people in Prince Rupert and Northwest BC. Need help applying for CPP, Canada Disibility Pensions, Old Age Security, EI, or WCB? We can help! Landlord or Social Service difficulties? We can help! Come see us Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm at 869 Fraser Street, Fisherman’s Hall, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 1R1 or call 250-627-8776.
PRINCE RUPERT ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS - If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. Prnce Rupert A.A, 250-627-1119
EXPRESSIVE ARTS presents Sketching Groups. Meets every Mon-Fri, 9am - 12 noon. Call Diana for more info, 250-622-2787.
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.
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ACROSS 1. Forehead coverings 6. Cart 10. Thunder sound 14. Kind of type 16. Cotton cloth 17. Brioche 18. Shoo! 19. Contradict 20. Not pretty 21. Giraffe’s kin 23. Deep mud 25. “For ____ the Bell Tolls” 28. Asian boat 31. Long bone 35. Baton 36. Bear’s lair 37. Pertaining to birds 39. Lumberjack’s implement 40. Ascended 42. Land unit 44. Heaven 46. Spoof 47. Angle 49. African plain 50. Sayonara 52. Dire 54. Romanov title 57. Wood-
smoothing tool 59. Suit of mail 63. Close again 65. Vaccines 66. Cordwood measure 67. Before, in poetry 68. Stair post 70. Little child 72. Operated 73. Hi-riser? 75. Draw out 77. Blow mark 78. Milano money, once 80. Earth pigment 82. Ricelike pasta 85. Reel of yarn 88. Bet type 92. Look quickly 93. Poet’s product 94. Ceremony 95. Duelist’s blade 96. English baby carriage 97. Composition DOWN 1. Infant garment 2. Had a steak 3. Badger 4. State of
depression Submerge Buck’s love Tease College graduates 9. Sasquatch’s kin 10. Sadistic 11. Captain’s diary 12. 100 percent 13. Tissue layer 15. Terminate 16. In shape 22. Chicken soup? 24. Small one 25. Brit. female fliers 26. Israeli circle dance 27. Bloodhound’s enticement 29. Young salmon 30. Retaliator 32. Chignon’s locale 33. Leaf part 34. Enjoy a book 36. Document 38. Pervasive quality 41. Terrify 43. Advise 45. Candid 5. 6. 7. 8.
48. Inconsistent 51. Ocean oasis 53. Measureless 54. Deuce follower 55. Parched 56. Offshore 58. Sub shop 60. Paltry 61. Spoken 62. Budget item 64. Oppositionist 69. More feeble 71. Survey alternative 74. Pitch 76. Pine product 77. Ire 79. Invitation signoff 81. Leave 82. Ajar, to Keats 83. Corded fabric 84. Final letter 86. Epoch 87. Creed 89. Nudge 90. Soft cap 91. Stout kin
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Another editorial cartoon from Ingrid Rice
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Until there's a cure, there's us. PART TIME RETAIL SERVICE SPECIALIST The Vancouver Division Retail Services Department has an opening for a Retail Services Specialist - Part time to cover the Terrace/Prince Rupert and Smithers area (approx 30 hours per month). The following are preferred or desired unless specifically stated: • High School Diploma or equivalent. • 1-5 years retail experience; well versed in retail operations. • High degree of initiative with strong planning and organizational skills. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Good interpersonal skills and a customer service oriented attitude. • Produces quality work; completes assignments in a timely manner with little or no follow-up. • Self-motivated and works with minimum supervision. Must be able to work independently. • Able to handle multiple tasks and priorities in a fast paced environment. • Capability to adapt to the changing needs of the company. • Able to make good, sound decisions recognizing problems and taking appropriate steps to resolve. • Energetic, enthusiastic and assertive. • Working knowledge of the Internet and Microsoft Office. • Hours vary- day shifts as well as three evenings per month. • Automobile and valid driver’s license required. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Random store audits using a handheld scanning device. • Downloading information from handheld scanning device into a corporate database for reporting purposes. • Provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers. • Review store departments and other operational compliance. • Provide details and/or specific information on a particular report as it relates to company programs. • Responsible for accessing web site for educational purposes, testing, and reviewing training material. • Adapts appropriately to various situations, coping with adverse or unusual circumstances. • Requires travel between Terrace/Prince Rupert and Smithers three evenings per month. • Other duties as assigned. Please submit a resumé to the email address listed below.
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Locally owned and operated business is seeking an energetic, professional, hard working individual for vending and service work in the Food & Beverage Industry. Valid BC Drivers license and Criminal Record Check is required for this position. Job Details: Serving all vending accounts in Prince Rupert, Terrace and Kitimat. Successful applicant will stock vending machines with appropriate vending supplies: take inventory of supplies, servicing machines as needed and other vending dispensing needs. Position could also increase into a service technician for various service accounts in Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat and Smithers. Deadline Sept. 9, 2011 Please send resumes with cover letter and references to: 250-110 1st Ave West PO Box 433 Prince Rupert, BC V8J 3R2 250-624-9378 email@example.com
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School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) Maintenance Tradesperson (Electrician)
Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Manager of Facilities and Public Works plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the facilities and public works of the Metlakatla First Nation. This will include, but not be limited to: street maintenance, facilities maintenance, wastewater collection and treatment, and water production and distribution. Persons applying for this position should have: â€˘ Five years of responsible experience in public sector construction management, public works maintenance or related activity. â€˘ Related activity including three years of management and administrative responsibility in a municipal setting is a deÂżnite asset. â€˘ Management experience in directing comprehensive infrastructure maintenance and operation programs; â€˘ Experience in managing a data base of capital assets and maintenances schedules and plans for all community facilities. Salary will be negotiated based on experience and education. The successful candidate will be required to pass a Criminal Records Check.
School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) is accepting applications for a qualiĂ€ed tradesperson (electrician). This will be a full-time temporary position, 40 hours per week, effective immediately until December 16, 2011 with he possibility of an extension. Requirements include Grade 12 or equivalent plus a BCTQ or InterProvincial Electricianâ€™s Trade QualiĂ€cation; a valid B.C., driverâ€™s licence; working knowledge of lighting, emergency and Ă€re alarm systems and standard computer systems; and the physical ability to perform the job duties. The salary is as per the Collective Agreement between the School District and the IUOE Local 882-B. Interested applicants must complete a school district application form which is available at the School Board OfĂ€ce. Please submit this application with complete resume, employment references including up-to-date contacts and certiĂ€cates attached, to Mr. Cam McIntyre, Secretary-Treasurer, SD 52 (Prince Rupert), 6346th Avenue East, Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1X1; Phone 250-624-6717; Fax 250-624-6517; Email cmcintyre@ sd52.bc.ca. Closing date for applications is Thursday noon, September 8, 2011. For more information contact Frank Shale, Director of Operations, at 250-624-4841
Please provide your resume and three work related references to: Linda J. Simon, Executive Director, Metlakatla First Nation, P.O. Box 459, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 3R2 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for receipt of resumes is 5:00 p.m. September 16, 2011.
Casual Support Worker Prince Rupert, BC Contractor / Renovator Sales Associate Prince Rupert Home Hardware Building Centre is currently expanding and growing our Contractor and Renovators Division. The Contractorâ€™s Division is a busy, and fast-paced department within our store, and the candidate must have good computer skills and knowledge of building materials and the lumber and hardware industries is an asset. The candidate is expected to perform all assigned tasks with sufĂ€cient speed and accuracy to avoid adverse impact on the level of service to customers at the Contractorâ€™s Division. This is a Full-Time, 40 hour per week position with extended company beneĂ€ts and incentive packages. Duties and Responsibilities â€˘ Provide customers with prompt, courteous, helpful and friendly service. â€˘ Communicate product knowledge to the customer and assist in all aspects to help complete projects. â€˘ Take phone orders, process and pull merchandise for deliveries. â€˘ Order and re-order regular and special order merchandise â€˘ Building and maintaining relationships with current Contractors, and explore new business. â€˘ Quoting, material estimating, on-site job interaction with Contractor / Renovator. â€˘ Travelling to various destinations on the North Coast for opportunities and customer service. Education and Skills Required â€˘ High school graduation or equivalent â€˘ Good mathematical skills. â€˘ Friendly, helpful and cooperative attitude towards customers and coworkers. â€˘ Self-motivated and good problem solving ability â€˘ Good knowledge and understanding of building materials and the lumber/hardware industry an asset. â€˘ Prior retail experience beneĂ€cial. â€˘ Excellent communication and organizational skills. Please apply via email, as conĂ€dentiality for applicants to: Brian Hunchuk, Owner / General Manager, and email resumes to email@example.com. Successful applicants will be contacted.
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CLEAR ENVIRONMENTAL is seeking individuals to join our team. Responsibilities: Water and soil sample collection and ďŹ eld analysis, drilling waste sampling, analysis, disposal supervision. Pre and post site assessments. QualiďŹ cations: Post secondary degree or diploma. OilďŹ eld experience is an asset. Required equipment is a reliable 4X4, lap top computer, GPS, camera. Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org referencing contract Environmental Field Technicians in the subject line. HUGHSON TRUCKING INC. is looking for Class 1 Super-B ďŹ‚atdeck drivers. Safety and Performance Bonuses, beneďŹ ts package, drug & alcohol policy. 2 years experience preferred. We will provide transportation to Southern Alberta. Call 1 800 647 7995 ext 228 or fax resume to 403 647 2763
NORTH coast equipment ltd, a heavy equipment parts provider in Terrace BC, is seeking a parts sales representative for full time employment. Applicants must be mechanically inclined, have a valid drivers licence, with computer and warehouse skills. Tasks include parts sales, shipping and receiving, inventory management, and hydraulic hose assembly. Apply in person at 5141 Keith Ave, Terrace BC, or call 250-635-1611 PR: Well-established local hair salon is seeking a F/T qualiďŹ ed hair stylist. 250-627-7979 S.M. Quennell Trucking in Cranbrook is looking for selfload log truck operators. Full time work, local, home every night. Excellent medical, dental, pension beneďŹ ts, etc. Wage negotiable DOE. Willing to train suitable person on selfload truck if they have existing experience driving a log truck. Fax resume to (250)426-4610 or call (250)426-6853 We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilďŹ eld construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilďŹ eld 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.
COMMERCIAL Transport Repair Shop requires qualiďŹ ed Commercial Transport Mechanics for our Chilliwack location. Competitive wage and beneďŹ ts. Professional attitude a must. Please forward resume with cover letter to SWTRServices@hotmail.com or Fax to 604-462-0745
Journeyman Gas Fitter/Installer wanted immediately. Competitive wage & BeneďŹ t Package. Relocation assistance available. Apply email@example.com. 250992-9012. Modular Manufacturer in Dawson Creek, BC is now hiring for all departments. FRAMING, DRYWALL, ROOFING, FINISHING, and PLUMBING Apprentices and Labours Welcome. Tel: (250) 782-2065 Fax: (250)782-2061 TRANS Carrier Ltd in Fort St John is looking for a 4th year apprentice or journeyman mechanic with transport experience. We encourage 2nd and 3rd year apprentices to apply as well. Contact James; firstname.lastname@example.org. Affordable housing is available. Supply resume & abstract.
VERY BUSY Service Department. Frontier Peterbilt Sales Estevan SK. has immediate openings for truck and transport technicians, engine experience an asset. Top wages and beneďŹ ts. Please send resumes attention John Murie. Fax: 306-636-6321, e-mail: email@example.com
Health Products BERGAMONTE - The Natural Way to Improve Your Glucose, Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health! Call today to ďŹ nd out how to get a free bottle with your order! 888-470-5390
Financial Services GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits will lend you money: itâ€™s that simple. your credit / age / income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.
Legal Services DIAL-A-LAW: access free information on BC law. 1-604687-4680; 1-800-565-5297; www.dialalaw.org, audio available. Lawyer referral service: need a lawyer? Learn more by calling 604-687-3221; 1-800-663-1919.
Pets & Livestock
Cutie Paws Grooming Located in Pacific Coast Vet
Call 778-884-PAWS (7297)
Interested in dog agility or tracking? Call Jan 624-4524 or Nancy 627-8003.
NEEDED Adult Leaders for Prince Rupert Scout Group #11 to work with boys and girls. Beavers:: ages 5-7 Beavers Cub Scouts: ages 8-10 Scouts: ages 11-14 Contact: Dick Knox after 6:00 pm at 250-624-5608 â€œIt starts with scoutsâ€?
Merchandise for Sale
Auctions Huge 2 Day Auction
Oct. 1st & 2nd
West Coast’s Largest Garden Decor Importer & Distributor. Statuary, fence, driveway gates. $1,000,000 of marble, iron, aluminum etc. pieces. due to health reasons it all must go. Visit i-90 auctions on facebook or i-90 auctions.com Ph: 509-954-0698
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Merchandise for Sale
Merchandise for Sale
Heavy Duty Machinery
PR: 1745 Sloan Ave, Sat Sept 10, 9am - 2pm. Washer/Dryer, bikes, power tools & much more.
Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at www.bcclassified.com
A-STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges 20’40’45’53’ Used / Damaged 40’ insulated makes great shop. Only $2300! Needs door and 40’HC $2800 No Rust! Semi Trailers for Hiway & storage. Delivery BC and AB Call 24 hrs 1-866-528-7108 www.rtccontainer.com
Merchandise for Sale
Merchandise for Sale
Merchandise for Sale
Merchandise for Sale
Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale
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... “”Rock bottom prices”” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers Direct 1-800-668-5422.
CAN’T GET Up your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.
DO-IT-YOURSELF Steel Buildings priced to clear- make an offer! Ask about free delivery, most areas! Call for quick quote and free brochure - 1800-668-5111 ext. 170.
COMPLETE TOOL & EQUIPMENT AUCTION
CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5991
“Dream” Series Memory Foam Mattress (Queen)
Shop from home!
Brand new $67.15 Selling for the same price that was paid originally for the items. Please Call
Tai Chi Classes
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:
Evening Classes - Tuesday & Thrusday 7:00 - 8:00 pm Morning Classes - Monday & Wednesdays 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
NEW CLASSES STARTING
Evening - Septemner 8, 2011
Reporting to the Manager, Accounting & Technology, the Intermediate Accountant supports the Manager, Accounting & Technology through the annual operating/capital budget and business plan cycles. Working closely with the Manager, Accounting & Technology, the Intermediate Accountant develops and implements new and updated accounting policies and procedures. The incumbent also builds various data bases of ¿nancial information to support more detailed ¿nancial variance reports for the organization. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for the accurate and timely preparation of the Port’s journal entries, bank reconciliations, regulatory government reports, and HST returns.
Morning - September 7, 2011
For further information - Call: 250-624-298 or 250-624-5129 Location: First United Church (parking lot door)
This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with a valid professional Canadian accounting designation (CA, CMA or CGA) and three to ¿ve 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. This position is open until ¿lled. Individuals of aboriginal descent are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in con¿dence to: Director, Human Resources Prince Rupert Port Authority 200 – 215 Cow Bay Road Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1A2 Fax: (250) 627-8980 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenn Long Certified Professional Dog Grooming
email@example.com or find us on Facebook
Houses For Sale
Houses For Sale
Buying or Selling Real Estate?
Brand new, never been unpacked, $1062.88
Memory Foam Pillow
250-627-7432 Prince Rupert
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? PR: Firearms - 6mm Ruger with 329 scope. 300 mag Browning with 329 scope. Both with lots of ammunition. Also, wine making equipment, press and crusher. 250-6242549 RED ENVELOPE- Unique & Personalized Gifts for All Your Friends & Family! Starting at $19.95 Visit: www.redenvelope.com/Jewel for an extra 20% off or call 1888-473-5407. SAVE ON Heating! Yukon Warm Air Furnaces. Wood/Oil - Wood/Electric - Wood only. Certiﬁed for Canada. Call for factory direct pricing and brochure. 1-800-358-0060. www.yukon-eagle.com. 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.
FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS
Misc. Wanted Coin Collector Buying old Coins, Silver, Gold, Olympic + Also buying bulk silver coins. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)
Call Gordon today Ofﬁce and Cell: (250) 624-9298 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.gordonkobza.com Suite 6 - 342 3rd Ave W. - Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L5
Business for Sale
Business for Sale
Real Estate Acreage for Sale 82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/
Duplex/4 Plex Targeted Initiative for Older Workers Job Skills Training Opportunity September 18th to December 16th, 2011 The Mature Workers program is for mature people who are: • Unemployed • Between 50-64, (emphasis on 55-64) and 65+ (if planning to stay in the workforce for 2 or more years) • Legally entitled to work in Canada • Live in an eligible community/region • Lacking skills required for successful integration into new employment • Be ready and committed to returning to work • Are non EI eligible and have not received EI in the last 3 years The Mature Workers program offers: • Thirteen weeks of paid participation • Classroom-based skill development - including job searching and career planning • Funding to access training at local educational institutions/training agencies • Income support for in-classroom training • Wage subsidy for on-the-job training
Framing Shop For Sale Wholesale / Retail
Funded by the Governments of Canada and British Columbia through the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers
Ref’s & Damage Dep req’d.
DSuccessful & Proﬁtable for 25 years in present location. D Exceptional Potential in both Local and Regional Markets.
For Sale By Owner
DSale includes all assets: • Equipment: Pneumatic Wood Saw, Lubricated Metal Saw, Wood Chopper, Mat Cutters, Glass Cutting Machines, Frame Joining Machines, All tools. • Inventory: Extensive Stock of Wood and Metal Picture Frame Moldings, 4 lines of Mat Boards, Regular & Anti-Reﬂection Glass, Hardware & Supplies, Complete lines of Molding & Matboard Samples. • Custom Built Molding Racks & Matboard Bins, Equipment Stands, Work Benches.
3 bedrooms, cul-de-sac, 2 1/2 bath, family size jacuzzi tub, two ﬁre places, double carport, close to hospital, school, container port, ferrries.
Original owner forced to sell due to health. Willing to provide all training for new owner.
The Mature Workers application process: • Fill out an application at Hecate Strait Employment Development Society • For more information call Lisa 250-624-9498 ex #31 • Deadline for applications is September 14, 2011.
Available Now 3 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath, lower duplex, 1504 7th Ave East, F/S, W/D. $700/mo. + Hydro
(Discount for moving allowance negotiable)
Call: 250-624-5304 Cell: 250-600-5304 www.FramingShopForSale.com
Call 250-627-5087 or 250622-9418 or 250-627-6736
105 Parry Place
Quick Sale $218,500 As Is Serious Inquiries Only.
(250)624-9295 between 6-10pm
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
September 24, 2011 Saturday @ 9:30 am Topley, BC. Hwy 16 & junction Hwy 118 to Granisle. Sale conducted on behalf of Pauline Watson, Gar & Margaret Garton, Howard Aikins & others. We will start the sale off with a coin collection. EQUIPMENT: D6C Caterpillar 1981 JD 450 C w/ 4 way plate, 1976 Ford 1 ton dump truck 59,000K, 94 Yamaha Kodiak 400, 09 Yamaha Grizzly 550 1355km, 89 Yamaha Big Bear 295, Polaris snowmobile, 2 snowmobile aluminum single axel trailer, boat trailer, utility trailer, 12’ big foot camper, 12’ aluminum boat, American forklift TOOLS: log trailer unloading hoist, chain hoists, lg shop air compressor, gear puller sets, reamers, seal drivers, 2 Oxyacetylene welding sets, 100 ton press, steam cleaner w/ new pump & electric motor, pipe wrenches, tap & die sets, truck spindle nut wrenches, 1” drive sockets, parts washer, work benches, vices, drill press/bits, sheet metal lifter (plate clamp), welding rod oven, horizontal & vertical band saw (steel), brake lathe & accessories, tire changer & balancer, 4 battery charger 12 & 24 volt, u-Joint splitter, welding clamps, lg assortment of nuts/bolts & bins & ﬁtting cabinets, Westinghouse power line welder, ESAB 250 wire feed welder, Westinghouse arc aluminum welding, Lincoln portable 2000 OSIS, hydraulic ﬂoor/handyman jacks, lg & sm air hammers, air grinder, magnetic base drill, Porta power chain hoist 7 come-a-longs, cat bar, tire irons, headlight aiming machine, 5th wheel measuring machine, King Ping & Pindle hook gauge, lg selection of chains, sand blaster, ﬂoor & table drill presses, table/band saws, tool boxes full of tools, air compressors, aluminum & step ladders, mechanic & carpenters tools, approx. 10 late model chain saws, homelite chainsaw winch, 2 Honda ﬁre pumps, approx. 1500’ ﬁre hose, bench vices, 5 gas powered weed eaters & brush saws, 5’ sickle mower, 2 weed sprayers 1 w/ PTO w/ 21’ boom on trailer, other smaller Wisconsin engine, tidy tank & pump, Mantis rear mount rototiller, 12 HP outboard motor, paint compressor, hydraulic wood splitter, ring grinder, like new 8’. Arctic Wolf snow plow for pickup FARM EQUIPMENT: MF 7 ft sickle mower, MF tiller, MF 3 bottom 3pt hitch plow, 16’ land leveler, hydraulic bale feeder un-roller, 3 pt fertilizer & seed spreader, 12’ tow behind fertilizer spreader, 3 pt. brush cutter, 3 pt. brush rake, 12’ grain auger, 12’ chain harrows, slide in stock rack for pickup, mineral feeder, lumber forks for tractor HOUSEHOLD: Maytag washer & dryer, commercial grill, RSF 101 wood furnace w/ electric backup, ﬁling cabinets, desks, bbq’s, ﬁsh smokers, cross cut saws, antique stoves, pellet stove. Consignments welcome! This is an excellent sale, all Goods are in very good condition. For out of town buyers there is local restaurant & accommodations, please contact Whispering Pines Motel (250) 696-3353. Anyone interested in selling Goats & Sheep there will be a commercial buyer, please contact us in advance so we will have an appropriate amount of pens available for Sellers. Condition of Sale: Terms: Cash & Check with Identiﬁcation, sorry No Credit cards. Items are As Is Condition ~ Not responsible for accidents. There will be a Concession on Site. Any question Please Contact:
MIKE’S AUCTION LTD. Mike Steinebach @ (250) 694-3497 or Cell (250) 692-6107 or (250) 692 - 9752 Egon Steinebach @ (250) 694-3319 or Cell (250) 570- 2055 E-Mail: email@example.com Website www.mikesauction.net
If you see a wildﬁre, report it to
1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on most cellular networks.
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Apt/Condo for Rent
Cars - Sports & Imports
Trucks & Vans
RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, (70 Mile House) .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good ﬁshing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)
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 250-624-6746
ROOSEVELT HEIGHTS APARTMENTS
Four Winds Apartments
Contact Property Manager - Ron Morgan Telelphone: 250-627-1407 or Apt #202 1 and 2 bedrooms (No Pets)
Classiﬁeds = Results! Duplex / 4 Plex AVAILABLE FOR RENT 3 Bedroom, 533 Hays Cove Circle Working Family References required!
Call for details 250-627-1715 or 250-624-5955
Homes for Rent Looking to Purchase a Home? Visit
http://prince-rupert-realestate.com or call Lynn Chivers at Randall North RES
1 & 2 bdrm Suites
Furnished & Un-Furnished. Quiet Tenants. On Site Management.
Gym, Hot Tub & Sauna. References Required.
PR: 2 bdrm house, 1045 1st Ave West. Sunny location, close to downtown, clean and cozy. Ideal for college student(s) or working couple. Furnished or unfurnished. N/S $800/mo. Elec baseboard heat and hot water. Ref Req’d, Call Barbara, 250-624-6165 PR: Small 3 Bdrm. $625/mo. N/S, N/P, Recently Reno’d. 250-624-5319 after 6pm.
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
PR: College Students Only Furnished Room for Rent. Sept 2011-April 2012. $350/mo. includes utilities and internet. Call Christy @ 250-624-2334
PR: Furnished 1 bdrm, living room with ﬁreplace and oceanview, dining room. Shared bathroom, kitchen, laundry. Internet, cablevision, heat included. $500/mo. References. Elizabeth, 250-624-5854
Suites, Lower PR: 1 bdrm, $500/mo, elec heat. 5 mins walk from town core on 7th Ave West. N/P, Pet friendly. 250-624-5605
FOR RENT IN RUPERT
3 bdrm, 1 ½ bath twnhse.
GATEWAY APARTMENTS McBride & 8th Prince Rupert Unfurnished - Furnished (Furnished short Term Rentals Available) Close to downtown Adult-oriented No Pets
627-7137 Buy, Rent, Sell!
Contact 250-627-1363 or 250-624-1813
Buying, Selling? Boats
For More info Call Maggie 250-624-6049 Ray 250-624-4384 Pls leave a Message
We’re on the net at www.bcclassiﬁed.com
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
21 ft Aluminum Boat New Wheelhouse Stern Extension Aluminum Floor 2007-200 HP Mercury Motor Anchor, Locker, Sounder Radio Phone Hydraulic Steering Tandem Axel Galvanized Trailer
Asking $35,000 FIRM
Families & Seniors Quiet, some w/ heat incl. From $500/mth.
Call Chris 624-3546
Large 2 & 3 bedrooms Clean, safe & secure. From $550/mth Call Clayton 627-6697 Large 2 bdrm townhouse in Prince Rupert. Very spacious w/ lots of storage. Fully renovated, insuite laundry. N/S, Small pets allowed. $750/mo. Does NOT include Hydro or Gas, 250-628-9433
Call for more information
Serving Prince Rupert and Porpoise Harbours
LEGAL NOTICES WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN ACT Take notice that pursuant to Section 4 of the Warehouseman’s Lien Act the contents of lockers, gillnet cubicles and seine cubicles stored at 200 Bayview Drive, Port Edward, BC will be sold by private sale on September 23, 2011 to satisfy the indebtedness of the following people:
Goods may be viewed and offers made in writing between the hours of 10:00am to 4:00pm on September 21st to 23rd , 2011 to the Port Edward Harbour Authority, PO Box 1820, 200 Bayview Drive, Port Edward, BC, V0V 1G0. The highest offer nor any offer will necessarily be accepted. Port Edward Harbour Authority will also be having a sale of miscellaneous items on September 23rd, 2011 between the hours of 10:00am and 4:00 pm at 200 Bayview Drive, Port Edward, BC.
SKEENA-QUEEN CHARLOTTE REGIONAL DISTRICT • 3 & 4 bedroom homes; • 1, 2 & 3 bedroom suites and apartments
2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS
Ofﬁce: (250) 624-5800 Suite 5 - 342 3 Ave. West, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1L5
for more information 1-800-663-6189 www.transplant.bc.ca
Scott Schielke Edward Reginald Price Allan Charles Williams David Emes Jr. Marjorie Hill
20HP Mariner Motor Trailer Lots of Accessories
PORT EDWARD HARBOUR AUTHORITY
$13,000 OBO 250-624-9493 BIGFOOT CAMPER 2004, 1500 series, 9.5 excellent condition, lots of options $14,500 call 638-7187
14 FOOT ALUMINUM BOAT
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Director Electoral Area “A” – 1 person to be elected Director Electoral Area “C” – 1 person to be elected Director Electoral Area “D” – 1 person to be elected Director Electoral Area “E” – 1 person to be elected School Trustee (Rural, includes District of Port Edward), School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) – 1 person to be elected
will be received by the Chief Election OfÀcer or a designated person, as follows: From:
9:00 am October 4th, 2011 to 4:00 pm October 14th, 2011
Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District OfÀce 100 – 1st Avenue East, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1A6
or by fax: (250) 627-8493 (originals must be received at the above address by 4:30 pm on October 21st, 2011, or the candidate is deemed to have withdrawn) Note:
Please allow time for delivery by mail
Nomination documents are available at the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional OfÀce from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, excluding statutoray holidays.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE A person is qualiÀed to be nominated, elected, and to hold ofÀce as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria: • Canadian citizen; • 18 years of age or older; • resident of British Columbia for at least 6 months immediately before the day nomination papers are Àled; and • not disqualiÀed by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from voting in an election in British Columbia or from being nominated for, being elected to, or holding ofÀce. FURTHER INFORMATION may be obtained by contacting: Joan Merrick - Chief Election OfÀcer (250) 624-2002, ext. 23 Jennifer Robb - Deputy Chief Election OfÀcer (250) 624-2002, ext. 30
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◆ FOLLOWING THE DREAM
Prince Rupert’s Adrian Liu.
Liu eligible to compete in the 2012 Olympics Contributed The Northern View Prince Rupert’s Adrian Liu is now eligible to compete in the 2012 summer Olympics in London. “It means so much to me to be able to represent Prince Rupert proudly as I make my run for the Olympics,” said Liu. Born and raised in Prince Rupert and a graduate of PRSS, Adrian’s parents instilled the belief that everything is possible with hard work, dedication, talent and passion. Such beliefs have driven him to excel in badminton and have evidently paid off. “Being from a small community and not be exposed as much to the sport of badminton as some of my other competitors and to be on track for the 2012 Olympics allows me to show and prove that if you love something enough with some hard work, dedication and focus anything is possible and achievable. But most importantly it shows how the much support and love from family, friends, and everybody in the community can push people like me to go for things people only dream of.” Adrian has consistently ranked in the top 10 nationally. Badminton Canada has extended invitations to British Columbian athletes Derrick Ng and Adrian Liu to compete at the 2011 Pan American Games. The 2011 Pan Am Games will be taking place in Guadalajara, Mexico from October 13th-30th, 2011. Ng and Liu have been selected to represent Canada due to being ranked Canada’s #1 Men’s Doubles team by the Badminton World Federation and number 31 in the World. And while he is now eligible, Liu said there is still a lot of work to be done in order to make his Olympic dream a reality. “To qualify for the 2012 Olympics in London we will have to climb our way up into the top 25 and to be guaranteed we will need to become top 16, which is possible seeing as our first year playing on the international circuit last year we made it into the top 25,” he said, adding that the people of Prince Rupert have played a big role in getting him to where he is. “I just can’t thank everybody enough for taking the time to get to know me and supporting me on my journey to the Olympics! Mostly I’d love to thank my parents sister uncle, as they have been
my biggest and number one supporters, I’m very lucky to have such a loving and caring family and without them this would still only remain a dream.” Both MLA Gary Coons and MP Nathan Cullen are encouraging people and businesses to get behind Liu as he makes his way toward an Olympic spot “We have seen other talented athletes from the North before” said Cullen. “Carol Huynh from Hazelton won medals in the Pan American Games and world championships before she brought home a Gold Medal in the 2008 summer Olympics. Huynh and Liu are both models for aspiring athletes as well as those of us in the political arena. They remind us that when given the opportunity, they will work with admirable determination to reinforce their reputation amongst the international community.” Liu and Ng also just returned from competing in the Badminton World Championships in London, and in January his partner and he took home the Men’s Doubles Championship title at the Yonex Canadian senior National Championships. Adrian has been competing in a number of international tournaments and his success in these tournaments determines his ranking, a ranking that now presents an opportunity of a lifetime. The only barriers that remain are the immense costs that come along with the dream. “It is nearly impossible to maintain your ranking with no financial support from federal or provincial organizations,” said Coons. “The travel and training is so onerous that even maintaining a part-time job is not practical.” Liu hopes to share his love and passion for badminton with youth and adults and to inspire others to take up the sport that has been central to so many significant aspects of his own life. He hopes that community organizations and corporations will consider sponsoring him, helping to make his dream real. Organizations, corporations and individuals interested in sponsoring Adrian can contact him at Adrian.firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 250-6278208. For more information on Adrian and his training, visit adrianliu.ca.
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2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS Public Notice is given to the electors of the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District that a local election is scheduled to be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 to elect Directors for Electoral Areas “A”, “C”, “D” and “E”; and for a School District 52 Rural ( Area “A” and “C”) Trustee. VOTERS LIST In accordance with Section 59 of the Local Government Act, the current Provincial Voters List will be the register of resident electors (voters list). Beginning Tuesday, October 4, 2011, until the close of general voting for the Election, a copy of the voters list will be available for public inspection during regular working hours at the following locations: • Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District OfÀce; 100-1st Ave East, Prince Rupert; • Village of Masset OfÀce; 1686 Main Street; • Village of Port Clements OfÀce; 36 Cedar Ave West; • Village of Queen Charlotte OfÀce; 903A Oceanview Drive; and • Sandspit Community OfÀce; 1-343 Alliford Bay Rd. VOTER REGISTRATION Registration for those qualiÀed electors not on the voters list will take place at the time of voting. Two pieces of ID and proof of residency / ownership will be required. NON-RESIDENT PROPERTY OWNERS A person who is not a resident of an Electoral Area of the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District but who has been a registered owner of real property in an electoral area for at least 30 days may register as a nonresident property elector in accordance with Section 52 of the Local Government Act. OBJECTION TO REGISTRATION OF AN ELECTOR An objection to the registration of a person whose name appears on the list of registered electors may be made in accordance with the Local Government Act until 4:00 pm, Friday, October 14, 2011. An objection may only be made by a person entitled to be registered as an elector within the electoral area for which the registration is questioned; and can only be made on the basis that the person whose name appears is deceased or is not qualiÀed to be registered as an elector. An objection must be made in writing using the prescribed form. Further information may be obtained by contacting the following: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays). Joan Merrick - Chief Election OfÀcer (250) 624-2002, ext. 23 Jennifer Robb - Deputy Chief Election OfÀcer (250) 624-2002, ext. 30
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A 16-year old player from Prince Rupert has made it to the next level in his hockey career as the Kamloops Blazers announced that they had signed Devin Oakes to a WHL education contract at the conclusion of the team’s training camp. Oakes, 6’1 and 200 pounds, finished the 2010/2011 season amassing 24 points - 10 goals and 14 assists - in 38 games with the Pursuit of Excellence Midget AAA prep team. He attended the Blazer’s training camp last year at age 15 and listed 2 2 H O U R was by the team SALE following that session. SUNDAY “I first saw NOON - 2 PM him play a EVERYTHING IN THE STORE DISCOUNTED few years ago UP TO 60% OFF when he was a first year bantam. He was a bigger, 250-624-4146 stronger kid
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The complete September 7 issue of the Prince Rupert Northern View. For breaking news throughout the week, visit us on the web at www.thenort...
Published on Sep 7, 2011
The complete September 7 issue of the Prince Rupert Northern View. For breaking news throughout the week, visit us on the web at www.thenort...