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Enbridge eyes power projects ENBRIDGE IS working on a number of potential renewable energy projects with the Gitxsan whose traditional territory takes in the Hazeltons and points north. The list includes run of river projects as well as ones using other sources of power, say those involved. The potential projects stem from longstanding discussions between the Gitxsan and Enbridge Renewables, a division of Enbridge that concentrates on “green” power projects. Gitxsan involvement with Enbridge took on a sharp focus in early December when Gitxsan hereditary chief Elmer Derrick signed a deal to acquire an equity position in the company's $5.5 billion Northern Gateway pipeline project. That set off protests within the Gitxsan community by Gitxsan people saying Derrick does not represent Gitxsan interests, including being opposed to the Northern Gateway pipeline.

The Gitxsan, so far, have been the only First Nations group to publicly indicate it has a Northern Gateways equity arrangement with Enbridge. And Derrick, the senior land claims negotiator for the Gitxsan Treaty Society, speaking last week, said the prospect of Enbridge participation in renewable energy projects offers an opportunity at providing economic development, jobs and income for Gitxsan people. He specifically mentioned a run-of-river project at Cascadero Falls, located northeast of the Hazeltons and immediately adjacent to the now-closed Kemess copper mine. “It's a $160 million project,” said Derrick of a joint venture under discussion with Enbridge. “After seven years [of payments], we would own it.” Power produced from Cascadero Fall would flow into the provincial grid via a transmission line built to service the Kemess mine, he added.

Derrick said the Gitxsan have been having discussions with Enbridge dating back to 2004. Enbridge official Paul Stanway said it makes perfect sense for it to determine what role the company might take in economic development projects along the Northern Gateway pipeline route. There are remote locations using diesel fuel for power that might be better served on a number of fronts by renewable energy projects, he said. “We're in active discussion with the Gitxsan Treaty Society with a number of renewable energy projects in their traditional territory,” said Stanway. None were at the stage of being announced yet, Stanway added. He said Enbridge itself is fast developing expertise in renewables and is investing heavily in renewable energy projects. “It's becoming an important part of our business,” Stanway added of renewable

power. He noted that while Enbridge in BC may be regarded only as an oil pipeline company, it has extensive assets in other parts of the country and in the United States in generating and transporting energy. In Ontario, for instance, Enbridge is widely known as a natural gas utility company and is the largest gas distribution company in the country. To date, Enbridge has wind projects in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Quebec and solar and geothermal projects in Colorado and Oregon but no run of river projects yet, so any in the northwest would add a new dimension to its portfolio. “Run of river is something new to us but it is something we're very much interested in,” said Stanway. He said Enbridge would welcome any and all economic development discussions with First Nations groups along its Northern Gateway pipeline route.

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■ Sad story DIANE HART and Douglas Yeast hold a photo of their late father, George Yeast, a well-known local businessman, whose home was robbed while he lay deceased in bed Dec. 29. For the full story, please see page 2.

LOCAL GOVERNMENTS and business organizations won’t be saying anything at tomorrow’s federal regulatory approval hearings into Enbridge’s $5.5 billion Northern Gateway oil pipeline project. Although city council has decided to stay neutral until the hearings are finished and it has registered to be an intervenor, it won’t be making a presentation, says mayor Dave Pernarowski. “These hearings are going on for quite some time,” said Pernarowski. “Our intervenor status is intended to be a representation from the community, not jump in off the hop here by going in directly with comment.” The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine and the Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce aren't even registered as intervenors. Intervenors are able to submit information, ask questions and provide a fi-

nal position paper at various stage of the hearing. “Through the year, as the [joint review panel] process kind of moves through, I'm sure we'll have discussion in council to determine what our comment is going to be,” said Pernarowski. “We'll be able to present at that point in time.” He stressed fair representation of the community is key. “We're trying to remain open to hearing a lot of information regarding this project,” he said. “I'm very curious to hear what 4000plus people are going to say.” Pernarowski added those wanting to share opinions are encouraged to do so. “There's a contact submission form available on our website, we also have the city talk back line,” he said.

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Thieves steal from deceased man By MARGARET SPEIRS CRIMINALS IN the city reached a new low when someone broke into a home and robbed it while the owner lay deceased in his bed Dec. 29. George Yeast, 78, who owned Norco Septic Service until it sold in 2000, was terminally ill from cancer when he passed away, said his son, Douglas. “He was really sick and we think the people

that broke into the house while he was dead, we think they were watching him,” said Douglas. While his body lay there on the bed, the thieves rifled through his pants pockets – the pants were on the side of the bed, said Douglas. The thieves also took George’s late wife’s wedding ring set, a ruby ring with a distinctive setting, a set of house and pickup keys from the house and, from the shop, took a black and white Craftsman

air compressor with an orange hose, an impact wrench, sockets and a Westward socket set. “There was nothing of any value, just sentimental stuff,” said Douglas. “Lowlifes are also a fact of life but you would almost think in a case like this even their group of friends would be appalled,” said Douglas. “It is likely that it was known the man was deceased while the home was went through,” said Terrace RCMP spokes-

person Const. Angela Rabut. His death and the break and enter are not related, she added. Also stolen from the shop on the property according to police were two red plastic 20 L Jerry cans - one marked “STRAIT GAS” and an orange gas powered weed whacker. “He was a really, really, really good guy,” said Douglas about what he’d like others to know about his dad. George was a busi-

nessman in the area for more than 30 years and was a well-known and liked person who would always try his best to help anybody out, he added. George was born in Saskatchewan and moved to Terrace in 1965. He came here to work at Alcan and then he worked at Kitimat Express in Kitimat afterward. A Terrace branch started up and he came here and bought Norco,

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City holds comment on pipeline ties were doing so already. “The municipalities had already committed to doing their thing,” he said. “They’re the most impacted on the issue. “And I think the board didn’t feel the [regional district] wanted any opinion on it.” The Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce, which represents local business and industry, also won’t be an intervenor nor will it present evidence tomorrow.

Chamber executive director Carol Fielding said participating hadn’t yet been considered. “We try not to be partisan,” she said. “We try to remove ourself from anything that has a yay, or nay or left or anything.” Fielding added that after consulting the board, the chamber is considering polling its membership about what an appropriate course of action might be, if at all.

The Kitsumkalum First Nation and the Kitselas First Nation are, however, on the list to speak tomorrow. They’ll be joined by the Metis Nation of BC. “We don’t want to have our coast or rivers at risk,” said Kitsumkalum chief councillor Don Roberts. “(They’re) where we get our food and our economic value.” The Terrace hearings begin at 1 p.m. at the Sportsplex tomorrow.

out for the stolen items. “If anyone offers you [any items like these], please think about where these might have come from,” he said. There is no funeral service for George Yeast but will be a memorial service in the spring.

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From November 15 to April 01 Under Bylaw No. 1331-1993, every street, boulevard, alley and highway in the City of Terrace is designated as a snow removal route, and parking on them is prohibited during the winter months, from November 15th to April 1st. Any vehicle that impedes snow removal and/or road maintenance work on any snow removal route may be towed. Plowing in residential areas can occur at any time of the day or night. Snow clearing operations in the downtown area are typically carried out between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. In addition, it is illegal for anyone to place ice or snow from any private property, parking lot or entrance way, on to City right-of-way as it impedes traffic, creates drainage problems, buries fire hydrants, and interferes with routine snow plowing. Under this bylaw, you may be fined for doing so. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Public Works and Development Services

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“I certainly would encourage people to continue using social media. “You could even stop me at a grocery store as well,” he said. The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine has not registered for intervenor status, and won’t be presenting either. Regional district chair Harry Nyce said that while the topic did come before the board last year, it decided not to participate because other municipali-

said Douglas. Woodworking was George’s hobby and word of mouth kept him busy at it as people would stop by and put in their orders for him to build, he added. Douglas asks the public to keep an eye

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Fire damages house A BLAZE heavily damaged a Horseshoe area house, bringing out about 20 firefighters to douse it Jan. 4. Flames were coming out the front of the house when firefighters arrived after receiving a call at about 7:30 a.m., said Dave Jephson, a lieutenant with the Terrace Fire Department, who was in charge at the scene. No one was living at the residence at 4805 Walsh Ave. It had recently been put up for sale. Firefighters did pull down the ceiling as flames reached into the attic area. The fire wasn’t considered to be suspicious and the fire department and police returned to investigate that afternoon, said Jephson. At the end of the week, police and the fire department completed their investigation and the insurance company sent in its own investigators to take a closer look, said Terrace fire chief John Klie. Damage was es-

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TERRACE FIREFIGHTER Scott Spencer stretches warning ribbon in the front yard of a Walsh Ave. house that was heavily damaged during an early morning fire Jan. 4. timated to be about $150,000, he said. The blaze was believed to have started in the front of the house in the kitchen where the greatest burn area was, he said. “That’s where we concentrated our investigation, in the kitchen area,” said Klie, adding

that the biggest burn area isn’t always the ignition site but may be where the fire burns more intensely. The cause wasn’t known for certain but there was a furnace in the kitchen so investigators would look at whether it was involved, he added.

“These guys were insured and had a lot of private stuff boxed up and it didn’t look like it got damaged,” said Klie, adding the owner had a lot of memories such as photos of his daughters boxed up. “He was pretty stressed out [about whether they burned]

but was happy to see that they hadn’t.” Klie said some people don’t have insurance. The insurance investigators would determine if the structure would need to be torn down or could be left up and just the inside damage repaired, he added.

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No second trial after hung jury THERE WILL be no second trial for a man accused of sexual assault after his first trial ended in a hung jury last month. Prosecutor Bill Funnell stayed the charges against Ken Barnard after applying the standards required to determine whether a second trial was justified. The two standards

are whether there’s a substantial likelihood of conviction and whether a second trial is in the public interest. In this case, Funnell determined that because he presented all the evidence he had at the trial and it ended in a hung jury he wasn’t likely to get a conviction at a second trial. Because the first

Cell service disrupted CELL PHONE users in the Copper Mountain area ran into reception trouble last week as a Telus tower site damaged by snow caused a few gaps in service. “Our site on Copper Mountain went down in a rather severe storm,� says Shawn Hall from Telus. He explained one of the sites’ two antennas is covered in

snow and most likely damaged during the New Year’s day snow storm. Hall said initially the extreme weather prevented repair crews from being able to get up the mountain, but they were able to access the site on Thursday afternoon. “The weather was nasty, but we still managed to get in and restore service.�

standard wasn’t met for proceeding with a trial, he didn’t have to look at the second standard of public interest. “If there’s not a substantial likelihood of conviction, then the public interest doesn’t come into it,� said Funnell. “It’s considered in the light of what the result was and a hung jury is a result too and we have to have unanimity.� Also there must be a substantial likelihood of conviction for a prosecutors to proceed, he added. “It means at least 50 per cent [sure of getting a conviction],� he said. Funnell stayed the charges by filling out a form that goes to the defence as notification that the case is finished. That form also indicates that any warrants against he accused should be dropped, he added.

Sometimes the lawyers and accused will appear in court to stay charges but it wasn’t necessary in this case. Whether the accused can then answer no if asked whether he or she has ever been charged with a crime, assuming there’s no prior criminal record, is a difficult one. “I know they used to ask people admitted to the bar and it’s a question employers would ask, but in a way it’s not a fair question because if you’re presumed innocent and weren’t convicted, then why do you have to keep telling people you were charged?� he said. “Legally, it’s (staying charges) the same as an acquittal but not as good because then you could say you were acquitted and it has to be a unanimous decision.�

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Clearing the roads New Year’s snowstorm left a lot of work behind. By Janine Workman and Lauren Benn TERRACE AND area woke up to a sea of white on New Year’s Day as flurries of snow swept the area, blanketing everything in their path. In total, 41.6 cm of snow arrived in Terrace Jan. 1, joining the 41 cm already on the ground, according to Environment Canada’s weather monitoring system. Heavy weather cycles can have effects that are far-reaching, especially as communities attempt to go on as normal while clean-up crews struggle to catch up. So far, the weather in 2012 has been no kinder than in 2011, which saw precipitation on 296 of its 365 days.

Flooding FLOODING ON Hwy37 south slowed motorists down Jan. 4 as a section of road near Furlong Bay campground was swamped under about a foot of water. Transportation ministry official Don Ramsay said heavy snow had blocked a culvert running underneath the road. This, coupled with flooding from beaver dams in the area, caused water to flow over the highway. “This is an area commonly known for its draining problems caused by beavers,” Ramsay said.

Falling rock A ROCK slide 12 km west of Terrace on Hwy16 closed the road to traffic for a morning, Jan. 5. The slide took place at about 2 a.m. and brought down rocks and snow, completely blocking the westbound lane and spreading about 15 – 20 metres wide. Crews managed to get the highway open to single-lane alternating traffic by the afternoon. Ramsay estimated the rock to be about a metre deep on the white line of the road, thinning out to about a half metre by the centre line. “It's difficult to see the actual volume of rock because of the amount of snow that came with it,” Ramsay explained.

Area roads A RESIDENT in New Remo says he is starting up a petition asking for better snow removal on residential streets from Nechako Northcoast, the company charged with maintaining 155 km of roads outside the City of Terrace. Richard Cote plans to ask his neighbours to sign the petition, which states that he feels Nechako Northcoast is not doing its job properly. “We've got a foot of snow on Kilby Rd. (in New Remo),” Cote said last week, adding plows came in and skimmed here and there but not much removal was done. “Now it's raining on a foot of snow...it is not OK.” “How the heck would we get out of here if there was an emergency? We wouldn't, we would die,” he continued. Cote feels there are not enough employees, trucks and plows on roads to keep up with demand. “Privatization means less service, and that I can understand, but when you don't provide any service, that is not OK.” Peter Lansdowne from Nechako Northcoast said the New Year’s Day storm was a tough one, and there has been a heavy snow

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A FRONT-END loader is hard at work the afternoon of Jan. 5 on Lakelse Ave. in Terrace, just before the old Skeena bridge. cycle hitting the area since November. “The last weather cycle with heavy snow created some real challenging conditions,” he said. Lansdowne didn't say how many trucks or plows Nechako Northcoast had working the roads, but did say they match equipment to the response needed. “The holidays are just another workday for us when there is storm weather,” he noted. On the other side of Terrace, Russell Broughton is also unsatisfied with the snow removal on streets around where he lives in Thornhill. “They're not doing it,” he said, expressing concern for senior citizens who live on his street. “It's just getting worse every year,” Broughton added. The Ministry of Transportation reviews Nechako Northcoast for its services and Ramsay said the company is paid $7,940,000 a year to maintain its roads. They have had this contract since 1991. Ramsay said the Ministry of Transportation has been receiving calls of complaint, but this is commonplace after heavy snowfalls. He explained there is a diligent monitoring system to ensure Nechako is fulfilling its contract. “We have a set of specifications which basically outline our expectations in terms of snowfall, how it is to be treated, and the maximum accumulation that is allowed,” Ramsay said. “We make many, many hundreds of observations and record them over the course of a year, and we provide them to the contractor so they know what we are seeing." He explained roads are classed by the amount of traffic on them, and so the arterial highway which runs through the City of Terrace and Hwy37 down to Kitimat are class A, where the maximum accumulation of snow is

4 cm. Hwy16 is a class B highway, and 6cm is the maximum expected. The Nisga'a Highway and major connector routes around town are class C, with maximum accumulation expected to be 10 centimetres. And, finally side roads are classified in the D category and have a maximum expected accumulation of 15 cm. “Now, when you get a snowfall like we've had over the last few days it's probably nigh on to impossible for the maintenance contractor to keep up with those specified measurements,” Ramsay said. “And as a result, many roads over accumulated,” he explained, adding the snow removal was further complicated as freezing rain and rain weighed things down, creating compact snow. Ramsay explained the review process on Nechako's maintenance goes beyond local monitoring. Twice a year, it is reviewed from an outside team of Ministry of Transportation staff. The ministry also meets with stakeholder groups, such as trucking companies and the RCMP, to hear input on the road conditions. A combination of these three methods leads to a biannual score. For the 2010/2011 winter, Nechako scored 88.7 per cent. “That means that they are generally fulfilling the contract, and they are generally getting satisfactory results," Ramsay said. He adds that while people have a right to complain, allowances have to be made for extreme weather. “If you think about the work that these guys do, they make a huge contribution to the community in keeping the roads open," Ramsay pointed out. “They are out there in the kinds of conditions that you and I wouldn't want to drive in, and they're out there 24/7.”

City streets FLURRIES OF resident complaints about snow removal in Terrace covered mayor Dave Pernarowski’s Facebook page after the new year’s storm. From blocked-in driveways, snow covered streets and sidewalks to large walls of snow separating Terrace’s main drags — transportation frustration due to weather was the focus. In response to snow service complaints, Pernarowski said the city was scrambling to catch up while the snow kept falling, but a request has been put in to see how many workers were out during the holidays. “It’s been pretty tense up here, but we’re managing the best we can,” he said. The city does have snow and ice control policy, which prioritizes areas of snow removal — intended to balance weather with safety, equipment, staff, time of day and the budget. The 2011/2012 winter budget is allotted at $420,000 with $256,000 of that amount already spent. The average daily cost of removing snow in 2011 alone was $4,886 per snowfall — but numbers have hit higher than the $20,000-ina-day mark. December’s average daily cost was $6,632. The plow route priority is as follows: first Kalum, Lanfear, Park and Birch Hills; then hospital and school zones; the downtown core; arterial streets; local residential streets; cul-de-sacs; alleys. Snow piled in the centre of downtown roads is moved at night and after storm emergency conditions have ended. Policy states that snow piles in front of driveways will not be removed by the city to ensure time and cost efficient ploughing.


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The library ONE OF the larger issues facing the mayor and council this year will be dealing with the Terrace Public Library’s request for more money. The issue popped up during last November’s municipal election and was presented as a matter of fairness – how could the city provide raises to its own employees yet not provide enough money for raises for library employees? With the exception of incumbent city councillor Brian Downie who correctly said the matter is one for council debate as it sets its 2012 budget later this year (and who was re-elected) and first-time candidate Tyson Hull who characterized the library as a cost item (and who was not elected) other candidates sidestepped the financial aspects, preferring instead to stick to the obvious value the facility has to the city and to the region. That kind of sentiment is fine as it goes but now it will be tested as the library’s finances are placed against the many other monetary issues the city council will face as it sets its 2012 spending and tax plan. Library supporters should prepare themselves to undertake an extensive lobbying campaign. And they should also remember the City of Terrace is not the only local financing authority. The Kitimat-Stikine regional district, through a specific benefitting area tax, also provides money. It must also play a role in any decision making regarding the library. ESTABLISHED APRIL 27, 1988

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ew Year’s is for making resolutions, not breaking them. But a storm New Year’s Day persuaded me to scrap one of my longstanding rules. Surviving a winter storm may call for flexibility on several fronts, from drinking coffee whitened with whipping cream when the milk supply runs out to making do with whatever fresh veggies remain in the crisper. New Year’s Day began calmly at -4 C but by noon a wild wind whipped falling snow into near whiteout conditions. By bedtime I lacked the heart to leave my old dog outside, though I’m sure once in his snug house where he has lots of fresh oat straw bedding he would be dry and warm. I understand his body’s failings, so much like my own. Getting in and out of his house can be a problem for him when packed snow thunders down from the steel covered roof piling up like concrete on the porch steps four feet high. Or, just as formidable for him, heaps of fluffy snow turn his house entrance into a deep dark hole. Being a smaller dog, his

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CLAUDETTE SANDECKI tummy drags in deep snow, and at the right temperature, snow clings to his leg fur and wedges apart his toes. (A prairie friend told me of his big dog once becoming so burdened with clinging snow while following him as he snowshoed, the animal was immobilized and had to be assisted home.) At his age, my 14-year-old dog has lost most of his ability to bounce through deep snow; he returns from his bathroom tours plastered in snow that he then must chew or lick off. A major job for an elder with stiff joints. Not since I was a kid on the farm have I roomed with

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The Mail Bag Oil profiteers hard at work Dear Sir: The Harper government is pushing for acceleration of the Northern Gateway approval process now that the Keystone project through the U.S. has been delayed. There have been great efforts to explain the dangers of the project. But there are other aspects which are objectionable. With tar sands extraction expansion, mayors in the affected regions have pleaded with the oil industry to slow down. They cannot keep up with housing and infrastructure for more workers trained elsewhere. The service sector cannot attract workers for lower-paying jobs in these goldrush communities. Housing costs are so high that people cannot afford to move there and raise families, an important factor for any civilized society. Workers drive vast distances in large vehicles every week or two, and many are flown in and out. There are 90,000 “temporary” workers in camps. Camp culture is not healthy for a society. Jobs are created where they are not needed while manufacturing jobs in traditional employment areas evaporate in Ontario, Quebec, B.C. The revenues for oil in Canada are the lowest in the world. When revenues were minimal during Peter Lougheed’s tenure, the royalties were $3/barrel. This was reduced to $2/barrel. When the price of oil sky rocketed, it was proposed to return to $3/

barrel. The oil industry objected and got their way. Who is really in control of the provincial and federal governments? It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that we live in a petro-state. When some people in government suggested that one or two refineries ought to be built here, the oil giants once again cried foul and demanded that government put up the money for construction. As a taxpayer, I’m insulted when they produce oil for $25 a barrel, sell it for $90 and then insist the taxpayer contribute the cost of building a plant to refine it. The federal government (taxpayer) shelled out $1.3 billion for tar sands expansion. Ontario and Quebec still import the oil from off-shore. Would it not make more sense to use our own resources and product? Why are we paying “world price” for our own oil? This doesn’t happen in other oil producing countries. It should be quite clear with information from many, many sources that the oil industry cares little about you, me and the country. They look strictly at the bottom line with support from some of our governments. To hell with the environment, climate change, inflation; it only really affects the common people. Stand up and fight for something irreplaceable and against short-term profits for multinational corporations. Dieter Wagner, Kitimat, B.C.

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CRUDE OIL pumped up via Leduc No. 1 in Alberta in 1947 spurred on the oil industry, which has made that province wealthy.

Dear Sir: In a late 2011 CBC Radio interview on the study of the oil and gas industry of northeastern B.C., provincial health minister Mike de Jong referred to the “benefits” of the industry to the province. The benefits are short-term jobs and limited tax revenue in the rush for profit. Longterm damage to water, land, and air by the hydrocarbon industry is ignored. That industry is not solely responsible; consumers who refuse to act on the already large body of evidence of damage are also to blame. To compare the upcoming study of B.C.’s oil and gas industry with the “Stop the Violence” campaign by B.C. physicians, judges, and police chiefs to legalize and regulate marijuana reveals the nature of our country at the moment. Prime Minister Harper has categorically refused to even consider the evidence.

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he one topic that is sure to stir controversy in 2012 is the Enbridge Northern Gateway Proj-

ect. The project combines the politically sensitive subjects of environment and economy. It is the kind of project that does not lend itself to compromise: if environmental arguments prevail the project will not proceed, and if economic arguments prevail, it will be at the expense of the environment. The debate is essentially an emotional one as neither the economic nor the environmental argument can be supported by indisputable facts. Enbridge cannot guarantee that their proposed pipeline will never fail, nor can those who fear just such a spill guarantee that one will inevitably occur. The same holds true for the economic argument. There will likely be a blip in local employment during the construction phase, but unlike major construction projects such as mills or hydro dams,

pipeline construction projects are not local, they are transitory. In an open letter, Enbridge Inc. has invited British Columbians to participate in the public hearings to be held on their project, “to engage in the conversation based on informed, knowledge-based opinions.” This is a challenging invitation as the meaning of the word “opinion” is “a belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof.” People concerned about the environmental risk associated with the project may want to refer to the October 10, 2006, Rainbow Pipe Line Company Ltd. crude oil spill near Slave Lake, and to the 11 follow-up actions the company committed to in the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board Investigation Report of May 9, 2007. Less than five years later, on April 29, 2011, Alberta’s Energy Resources Conservation Board reported the largest crude oil spill in 36 years – from a Rainbow Pipe Line Company Ltd. facility

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ANDRE CARREL near Little Buffalo. The reports about the Rainbow Pipe Line spills are not opinions; they are informed, knowledgebased facts. Rainbow is not the only pipeline company to have experienced spills. The source of the July 2010 crude oil spill near Kalamazoo, Michigan, was an Enbridge pipeline. That too is an informed, knowledge-based fact.

Such facts notwithstanding, a concern about a possible future spill from the proposed pipeline in this region can only be a conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof. How does one submit positive proof of a crude oil spill into the Skeena River to the public hearings before such a spill has occurred? Supporters of the project will have a much easier time to present arguments substantiated by positive knowledge and proof to the National Energy Board hearings. Supporters may refer to the Prime Minister’s year-end interview with CTV where he assured Lisa LaFlamme that he was “very serious about selling our oil off this continent,” leaving no doubt about his commitment to sell oil from Alberta’s bitumen deposits to China. What is a citizen to do in a situation of this kind? The National Energy Board will be holding hearings, but to what end? All in-

dications are that the Prime Minister’s mind is made up: Alberta crude will be sold to China. Can the National Energy Board overrule the Prime Minister? Those who set out to challenge the Prime Minister’s powers have had little success. The government was compelled to abandon plans for a national securities regulator after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled the matter to be within provincial constitutional powers. But, in other controversial and contested issues where the Prime Minister’s mind was made up, those who did not share the Prime Minister’s “opinion” had little success. Andre Carrel is a retired public sector administrator living in Terrace, BC. For those interested in the National Energy Board’s Northern Gateway Pipeline public hearings, the Terrace session takes place at the Sportsplex tomorrow (January 12). The session begins at 1 p.m.


The Mail Bag Chief asks for unity to battle oil pipeline Dear Sir: As Laksamshu Chief “Many local of the Wet’suwet’en residents share Nation in the Bulkthe same fears ley Valley, there is one concerns question which I think and reaches across our com- for our future as munities. expressed within And that is what do our First Nations we value about our wa- communities.� tersheds? From my observation, First Nations and non First Nations have the same answers to this question. Clean water, wild salmon runs, and healthy wildlife. There is little that divides us when it comes to enjoyment and love of the local wilderness.

In our current fight, to resist Enbridge’s tar sands pipeline, all hands will be required. As the oil barons pressure local First Nations with their divide and conquer tactics, we will need support from outside our First Nations communities. My experience shows me that many local residents share the same fears and concerns for our future as is expressed within our First Nations communities. We need to view the Northern Gateway proposal as a mutual battle and one that is not left solely to First Nations. My request is that you get active to protect the rivers and land you care about. We must stand together. Chief Kloum’Khun (Alphonse Gagnon), Smithers, BC

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The province no longer controls its own destiny The Prime Minister also serves the oil and gas industry. British Columbia no longer determines its political direction. If we are to recover that, we need public, not corporate development of oil and gas, driven not by negligent consumer demand and short-term profit but by environmental and justice

issues. Further, we need to reject Harper’s ideological refusal of the “Stop the Violence� campaign and to implement its recommendations immediately. Failure to do either will show the extent to which BC has lost control of its future. Dr. David Heinimann, Terrace, BC

Global conict looming Dear Sir: Global conflict is here. World war is coming. The American economy has been jettisoned from the global system as the plan to unify international interests and prevent World War Three. It isn’t working. Revelation 13 refers to the beast that is wounded unto death; as noted in the book of Daniel: Babylon, Persia, Greece, Rome were all depicted as beasts. The last 20 years God has allowed the first three to come the fore in the form of Iraq, Iran and Greece. Only Rome remains to rise from the turbulent “seaâ€? of history. That will happen when Europe faces military hostility from Asian, Middle Eastern and Russian interests. Only then will economic salvation seem to come from a fearless warlord leader that will conquer Europe’s enemies. America and the for-

mer commonwealth nations will become outsiders trying to rebuild their economies. The world will be broken up into two sections as it was 600 years ago. The Papacy will become powerful enough to control the

entire globe. Remember, Armageddon is only a battle in 6,000 years of wars and rumours of wars. It is the final battle to rescue the world from destroying itself. It will be won by Jesus Christ. Every one is welcome:

just call upon the name of the Lord and you will be free. As Bob Dylan said, “Don’t speak too soon for the wheel’s still in spin.� This letter is an outline of possibilities. Brian Gregg, Terrace, BC

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POLICE LAST week were investigating what they call a suspicious death at Gitaus, east of Terrace. The body of a young man, believed to be in his 20s, was found in a residence there the afternoon of Jan. 5. Officers from the North District Major Crimes Unit were assisting local investigators. As of late last week, police were not drawing a connection between this incident and the disappearance Jan. 1 of Devin Charles AzakDavis, who is from Gitaus.

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Paul Stanway beginning of federal approval hearings. “It’s all about context,” he said of the poll results. Stanway also noted that a number of people either were not aware of the project or didn’t have enough information to make a decision to support or oppose it. “We have an opportunity to speak to B.C. about the project,” he said of the hearings, which will continue well into 2012. “It’s also comforting for us to know that those completely opposed to the project are in the low teens and those inclined to oppose are in the 30 per cent range,” Stanway continued. A freelance public relations consultant who works part time for ForestEthics, one of many environmental groups opposing Enbridge, questioned the Ipsos Reid results. “I’ve been involved with polling in a previous life and the people who tend to agree to be in an online poll are different from average folks,” said Andrew Frank from Vancouver. “I think the timing of it was designed to pre-figure the public

conversation leading up to the hearings to give a sense that there’s a groundswell of support in the north.” “I think it’s a poll that was designed and conceived to give the answer that Enbridge wanted and it wasn’t independently conducted,” he continued. Frank said another poll, this one conducted by an Ontario company, called Forum Research, shows more British Columbians are opposed to Enbridge than are in favour. He said Forum Research did the poll of its own accord to keep on top of issues. A polling of this kind is more valuable than one that is commissioned, he said. When asked, “Do you think the provincial government should support the Northern Gateway pipeline to carry Alberta crude oil to Kitimat to be shipped by tanker to Asia to be refined, or not?” Frank said the Forum Research poll found that 46 per cent do not support Northern Gateway with 41 per cent in support and 13 per cent having no opinion. Among northerners, 51 per cent said they do not support compared to 41 per cent who do and 9 per cent who had no opinion. Frank said Forum Research got the results from a random telephone sample of 1,045 British Columbians on Dec. 15, 2011. Ipsos Reid presented the following information to participants before asking for responses: “As you may know, Enbridge is the compa-

ny leading the Northern Gateway Pipelines Project, which is a proposal to build an underground pipeline system between near Edmonton, Alberta and Kitimat, in northern B.C. One pipeline will transport oil to Kitimat for export by tanker to China and other Asian markets. A second pipeline will be used to import condensate (a product used to thin oil products for pipeline transport) to Alberta.” “The top mentioned project concerns include “general environmental concerns” (43%) and “risk of spills/ leaks” (21%). Less frequently mentioned concerns include “general safety/protection concerns“(7%), “pollution/ contamination” (5%) and “cost/expenses” (5%),” stated the Ipsos Reid release. The poll, according to information in the Ipsos Reid release was of “1,000 adult British Columbians [and] was conducted online using Ipsos Reid’s national online household panel between December 12 and December 15, 2011. A survey with an unweighted probability sample of this size and a 100% response rate would have an estimated margin of error of ±3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. The margin of error would be larger within regions and for other sub-groupings of the survey population. These data were statistically weighted to ensure the sample’s regional and age/sex composition reflects that of the actual B.C. population according to 2006 Census data.”

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NEARLY HALF of those British Columbians surveyed in an opinion poll said they are more likely to support than to oppose Enbridge’s proposed $5.5 billion Northern Gateway Pipelines Project. “Project support is well ahead of opposition. Nearly half (48% overall, 14% “strongly”) of British Columbians say they support the project, compared to one-third (32% overall, 13% “strongly”) in opposition. Two-in-ten (20%) are undecided about the project,” indicated an Ipsos Reid release of Jan. 5, 2012. “Project support leads opposition in all regions, among both genders and among all age groups. Project support is highest among northern residents (55%), men (58% vs. 38% of women) and older residents (58% of 55+ years vs. 47% of 35-54 years, 38% of 1834 years).” The poll, conducted online, was commissioned by Enbridge and conducted in mid December by Ipsos Reid, a research and polling company. Among northern residents, the poll found that 61 per cent were very or somewhat familiar with the project with familiarity increasing in older age brackets. Men tended to be more familiar with the project than women. The poll discovered that a majority of those surveyed were not very familiar with the project and that 42 per cent say they are very familiar or somewhat familiar with the project. Enbridge official Paul Stanway said the company was satisfied with the results of the survey, saying it was never convinced opposition to the Northern Gateway pipeline was as high as claimed by project opponents. “Our opponents were saying the discussion is over, that 80 per cent of B.C. residents had made up their minds and are opposed to the project,” he said last week. Stanway called the poll results very important, as they placed some context on the project with this week’s

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Real estate sales up in 2011 over 2010 TERRACE and area real estate sales jumped by $8 million in 2011 over the year before. According to the BC Northern Real Estate Board, last year, 267 properties sold in Terrace through the Multiple Listing Service, totaling $50 million in comparison to 2010’s 224 properties which sold at a combined $42.5 million. Of those properties, 152 were single family homes, half selling for less than $200,000. Also, 23 parcels of land were sold, 22 homes on acreages, 23

manufactured homes in parks and another 13 on land sold. At the year’s end, 188 properties of all types were listed through the Multiple Listing Service in the Terrace area – a small dip from 2010’s 190. But local Remax realtor John Evans said that despite an increase in sales this year, higher prices aren’t here just yet. “Prices have been very affordable, we have really seen very little change in our pricing.,” he said. “Yes it is up from last year but

very slightly. “It’s still a buyer’s market.” Housing prices depend on a multitude of factors, including supply, interest rates, prices and demand among others. The reason sales of houses jumped in 2011 can be attributed to these as well. There’s been a good supply of houses being listed this year, said Evans. A larger supply can slow down price increases and interest rates have also been favourable, he continued. “Prices have been very affordable,” he

said. “Yes it is up but very slightly.” And while Evans admits there is no crystal ball through which to see market trends, his best guess is that prices will start to rise. “An improvement in our economy means we’ll continue to see an increase in demand, a decrease in supply and therefore an increase in pricing,” he said. Northern real estate sales through the Multiple Listing Service rose by $85 million in 2011 to $951.6 million compared to $867.3 million in 2010.

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■ Building a snowman NATASHA JOHNSON, left, and Lovina Sjokvist, being held by grandma Judy Lloyd-Jones, build an eight-foot-tall snowman Dec. 28.

THE NUMBER of people working in the northwest dropped in December 2011 compared to November 2011, indicates information from Statistics Canada. December’s figure of 43,200 people working is a 1,200 drop from November’s employment figure of 44,400. The drop in employment was reflected in the number of unem-

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ANNIE LOURENCO holds up a photo she found in a puddle outside her workplace Dec. 24. Written on it is “Merry Christmas G.G!! (or “Gigi”) Love you lots. Lucas.” And it looks like the twoyear-old signed it himself. The photo has dried and still looks good. Anyone who recognizes the picture can pick it up at Mark’s Work Warehouse. This is the second lost Christmas photo in town; last month, a set of professional photos was wrongly delivered to a local woman. For more on that story, see page 15.

Assessments rise within city limits By LAUREN BENN P R O P E R T Y ASSESSMENTS in Terrace have increased $30 million, from $1.16 billion last year to $1.19 billion this year. Many residential owners will see a five to 10 per cent increase in the assessed value of their property. Some of the overall growth, $4.8 million, includes subdivisions, rezoning and construction. The average home in Terrace’s Bench area has jumped 6.7 per cent, the Horseshoe 6.1 per cent and the Southside 9.8 per cent. Commercial and industrial properties have adjusted in a range of five per cent less or more as well. This year’s assessments are based on market conditions of July 1, 2011. The information came in a press release last week from the BC Assessment Authority, the crown corporation that determines fair market values for homes. Those values are then used by municipalities to determine property taxes. City finance director Ron Bowles said there are some common misconceptions about how assessed property values actually affect the calculation of taxes. The biggest miscon-

ception is that higher assessment values mean higher taxes. “Often people think my assessment came out, then I’m going to get 10 per cent more taxes,” said Bowles, explaining that the total amount the city needs to pull in yearly to administer services is set by the cost of services, not property values. “We need $20 million to run the city,” said Bowles. “Assessments help us to distribute that cost to the taxpayer.” If all properties rise or fall in value equally, then property tax rates stay the same. Based on the same assumption, property taxes would then rise or fall with the addition or cancellation of services. The exception to this comes with expansion, meaning if there are more new buildings to tax, the city can increase its services at no additional cost to taxpayers. “Often cities in expansion mode can use this to grow their budget,” said Bowles. But taxation rates do come with a certain degree of flux even when the budget stays the same, he added. This is where assessment values have influence. The percentages by which different properties rise and fall deter-

mine the percentage of the tax pie each shares. So, the degree of fluctuation comes from the differences in percentage of increase or decrease. Adding to this, there are set percentages of the budget that different classifications of property share, like residential, industrial and so on. Property owners who think an assessed value is either unfair or incorrect can appeal the assessment authority’s findings. Properties are assessed taking into consideration land title changes, building permit approvals and zoning adjustments, as well as unique property characteristics like location, size, layout, age, shape, finish, quality, carports, garages, sun decks and condition of buildings. Local realtor John Evans warns that people should not rely on assessment value to determine market value as assessments are for tax purposes only. “There’s really no correlation between your assessment notice and what the actual value of your property would be,” he said. Current market value of a property is best determined by a real estate agent who has knowledge of sales activities and prices within specific areas or by an appraiser, said Evans.

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New Year’s baby arrives early By MARGARET SPEIRS THE NEW Year’s baby came into the world shortly after midnight but earlier than expected at Mills Memorial Hospital Jan. 1. At 12:16 a.m., Donald Alfred Leonard Philip Morrison was born – the first son for William Morrison and Kyra Price of Greenville. The couple has three girls, ages two, four and six, who were excited about their baby brother. They were in Terrace visiting family for the holidays when Donald decided it was time to arrive. Donald wasn’t due until Jan. 15 but the couple figured he would be early when Kyra started having pains. “We were kind of anticipating him because she was having pains in the last couple of days before [the new year] and we were back and forth to the hospital,” said William. On New Year’s Eve, the couple went to Mills Memorial Hospital three times. The last time at the hospital, a staff member said likely Kyra would be back that evening. Sure enough, at 11 p.m., they returned. “We weren’t trying to wait for the New Year’s baby. We wanted him now,” said William. The nurse checked Kyra over a few times. “..then we went into the delivery room and had a few more contractions and had him,” said Kyra. Donald is named for several family members – the couple has a lot of the same names in both their families. For example, Donald is the name of William’s brother and Alfred is Kyra’s grandfather and great-grandfather.

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KYRA PRICE and William Morrison welcomed Donald Alfred Leonard Philip Morrison to the world at 12:16 a.m. Jan. 1. He weighed in at 7 lbs 12 oz. and was two weeks early.

Lost Christmas photos returned By MARGARET SPEIRS

EVELYN BAXTER takes a look at Christmas photos that she almost didn’t receive when they went to the wrong person.

A SET of lost photos has been reunited with the intended recipient. Three photos delivered to Catherine Baxter by mistake last month were claimed by Claire Irwin, who says they belong to her mother Evelyn Baxter. Evelyn lives with her daughter. “The story behind it is they (photos) came from Calgary and my nephew and his wife sent the pictures in an envelope attached to an envelope to me, which I never received,” she said. “The envelope was addressed. It was my address but I never received that envelope. It got lost in the mail somewhere.” The photos were in an envelope that had the words “Gramma Baxter” written on it, then that envelope was put in another envelope with Irwin’s address, the return address and postage but somehow the addressed envelope got lost. The envelope with the photos in it was found by someone and delivered to Catherine Baxter. She opened them, saw right away they weren’t meant for her and held

onto them so the rightful recipient could get them as they are beautiful, professionally done pictures. Catherine contacted the Terrace Standard to get out the word out about them as she knew someone was waiting for these photos and would miss getting them. And she was right. Claire said they were expecting to receive the photos that come every year but, when they never came, she assumed her nephew and his wife hadn’t had the time to get pictures done this year. “I opened up the newspaper at work and recognized the pictures right away,” said Claire about seeing the photo and story about the lost pictures in the Standard. She picked them up two days before Christmas. “It was very exciting too and I have to compliment that Catherine Baxter to send them over. That’s nice of her to go to that length,” said Irwin. Evelyn was really happy to receive the photos, she added. “It was lovely and the fact it was addressed ‘Gramma Baxter’ and someone knew a Baxter [is amazing],” she added.


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Community Calendar The Terrace Standard offers the Community Calendar as a public service to its readers and community organizations. This column is intended for non-profit organizations and events without an admission charge. Space permitting, items will run two weeks before each event. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursdays. Fax your event or PSA to 250-638-8432. For complete listings, visit www.terracestandard.com

COMMUNITY EVENTS JANUARY 11 – Terrace Toastmasters’ first meeting of the new year takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Graydon Security building on Keith Ave. Please join us for a fun evening. For more details, call Randy 635-2151 or Rolf 635-6911. JANUARY 14 – Herbal Work/Horehound Cough Candy and Calendula Lip Balm Making from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. in the Clarence Michiel Building of Suwilaawks Community School. General information provided on horehound, calendula, and stevia. Demonstration and display of plants and herbal preparations. Products made from these medicinal herbs include horehound cough candy and calendula lip balm. Instructor is Judy A. Walker. For more info and to register, call Agatha 250-641-3663 or agathajed@gmail. com. JANUARY 14 – Join in on a beastly affair, a quiz night that will test your knowledge of all things hairy, scaly, wobbly and whaley, takes place at 7 p.m. at the Skeena Valley Golf and Country Club. Put together a team of six to eight and book a table to compete in rounds of trivia and other games. Lots of prizes; one prize per table. There is a small fee. For more details or to book a table, call Marilyn at 635-3203. JANUARY 28 – Learning is Everywhere: Celebrate family literacy for free from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Suwilaawks Community School (the Clarence Michiel building). Liven up your winter with creative activities that children and adults can do together. Play, cook, read, and more – do one activity or do them all. For more information, email rcraig.literacy@telus.net.

PSAs VOLUNTEER TRAINING PROGRAM at the Terrace Hospice Society office takes place Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. until March 12 with instructor Julie Walsh. To register or for questions, call 635-4811. TERRACE CHURCHES’ FOOD Bank will distribute food from the basement of Dairy Queen at 4643 Park Avenue from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday, January 16 for surnames A to H; Tuesday January 17 for surnames I to R: Wednesday, January 18 for surnames S to Z; and Thursday, January 19 for anyone missed. The above order will be enforced, so please come on the right day and bring identification for yourself and your dependents. THE NORTHWEST SINGERS are auditioning for new members in all sections for the spring season. Prospective members need to have good intonation, be able to read a vocal score, and have a voice quality that blends well in an ensemble. Members need to commit to weekly rehearsals on Monday evenings as well as extra

practice within their section. Please call Michael Bruce, 250-635-0121 for an audition.

The music festival takes place April 12 - 28. For more info. call Fiona 635-9089.

VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS needed at the Terrace Art Gallery. Want to get involved? Call 250-638-8884.

PARK CENTRE OFFERS a variety of parenting education and support programs including Infant Massage, Nobody’s Perfect, So You Have the Blues (PPD/PPND Support), Parenting Plus!, Fathers Group, Building Healthier Babies, and Building Blocks. Stop in or phone for more information: 4465 Park Ave, 635-1830, or on Facebook (Programs of the Terrace Child Development Centre).

THE SALVATION ARMY holds Toonie Wednesdays every first and third Wednesday of the month – all clothing is $2. All children’s clothing $2 or less is half price. EVERY FIRST AND third Wednesday of the month, there will be a meeting at the Kwinitsa building for anyone interested in volunteering for My Mountain Co-op. NORTHERN BRAIN INJURY Support Group meets at 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of the month in the boardroom at the Terrace and District Community Services Society (3219 Eby St.). For more details, call Noreen 1-866-979-4673. THE TERRACE ART Association meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the gallery. Call 638-8884 for details. THE TERRACE PARKINSON’S support group meets the second Tuesday of each month. Persons with Parkinsons, family, friends and support people are welcome. For more information, call Therese at 250-638-1869. THE TERRACE MULTIPLE Sclerosis Support Group meets every second Wednesday of the month. To find out the location of the next meeting, call Doug 635-4809 or Val 635-3415. JUNIOR CURLING REGISTRATION is now on for instruction and games times starting Jan. 9 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for children Grade 4 to Grade 7. For more details or to sign up, call the curling club at 635-5583. BE A SNOW Angel this winter and volunteer to shovel a safe walkway outside the home of a senior or disabled person who lives on a limited income and who have little or no family help. Volunteers are matched with one senior for the winter and more snow angels are needed. Snow Angels can drop by the Volunteer Terrace office to sign up. And seniors are reminded to call Leanne at 638-1330 to get their names on the list for a snow angel. KITSELAS COFFEE HOUSE to voice concerns and engage in general discussion on community topics takes place every Wednesday at 2 p.m. For more details and locations, call Hilary 6358882 ext. 242. THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST Music Festival syllabus is available at Sight and Sound and Misty River Books. It is also online at www. pnmf.ca. The deadline for entries is Jan. 15.

COMMUNITY COMPOST INVITES those who want to compost but don’t have the facilities to drop off their compostables for free at 4509 Greig Ave. (beside Prana Massage) in the first bin. Acceptable items include veggie scraps, discarded leftovers, moldy bread etc. For more details, call Elissa at 250-975-0095.

Saturday, February 18, 2011 - 7:30 p.m. TERRACE COMMUNITY BAND WINTER CONCERT

THE TERRACE SYMPHONY Orchestra practices Mondays from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Knox United Church. Anyone interested in joining is invited to call Mike Wen at 250-635-3044. String players, trombone, oboe, bassoon, and percussion players are especially welcome.

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PACIFIC MIST CHORUS invites women of all ages to come join for song, fun and laughter. We practice Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church. For more details, call Trudi 250-615-2936 or 250-635-0056. KERMODE FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY’S Father’s Group would like to invite past, present and new participants to attend the weekly group meetings every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the society satellite office (3242 Kalum St.). For more details, call 250-635-1476. HAS YOUR LIFE been affected by someone else’s drinking? Al-Anon can help. Meetings are Sundays at 8 p.m. on the second floor of the Almarlin building at 3219 Eby St. For more information, call 250-635-8181. CALL VOLUNTEER TERRACE 638-1330 to have returnable bottles and cans picked up for Helping Hands of the Pacific Northwest to help pay for prescriptions for seniors, cancer patients and others who cannot afford them. ONLINE CHAT FOR youth in crisis or emotional distress – www.northernyouthonline.ca – from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. daily, except Mondays and Tuesdays. This chat supplements the Youth Support phone line 1-888-564-8336, available from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. every day.

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“Matt’s sprawling blues, roots and rock musical hybrid with his sorrowing and soulful voice and astonishing guitar-playing has sparked a phenomenal buzz” Tickets: Adults - $25.00 Students and Seniors - $20.00 Available at George Little House or call 250-635-5603 Visit www.terraceconcertsociety.org for more information

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Look Who’s Dropped In! Baby’s Name: Troy Roger Earl Aster Date & Time of Birth: Dec. 27, 2011 at 7:13 a.m. Weight: 8 lbs. 11 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Valerie & Troy Aster “New brother for Clifford, Randi, Johnathan & Olivia” Baby’s Name: Blake Shawn Horne Alway Date & Time of Birth: Dec. 27, 2011 at 9:45 a.m. Weight: 9 lbs. 10 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Daina Horne & Dave Alway “New brother for Lucas & Tyson” Baby’s Name: Alyssa Vivian Metzger Date & Time of Birth: Dec. 29, 2011 at 2:57 p.m. Weight: 7 lbs. 15 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Jackelyn & Cameron Metzger “New sister for Carlee & Tyler”

Baby’s Name: Mitch Geza Rozsas Date & Time of Birth: Dec. 29, 2011 at 9:51 p.m. Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Monica Johnson & Carlos Rozsas Sr. “New brother for Frankie & Carlos Jr.” Baby’s Name: Donald Alfred Leonard Phillip Morrison Date & Time of Birth: Jan 1, 2012 at 12:16 a.m. Weight: 7 lbs. 12 oz. Sex: Male Parents: Kyra Price & Billy Morrison “New brother for Pearl, Heaven & Cherish” Baby’s Name: Aurora Elise Jocelyn Morgan Date & Time of Birth: Jan. 1, 2012 at 10:57 a.m. Weight: 9 lbs. 5 oz. Sex: Female Parents: Andrea Dawson & Steven Morgan

Congratulates the parents on the new additions to their families.


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have marvelous colleagues. For example, if I say to them, in all sincerity, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Something needs to be done about that!â&#x20AC;? they do not immediately agree or disagree. They wait a bit. After I go on about it with great passion, they observe how well I have thought about it. They reiterate to me how the steps I have described are desperately needed, as I have just pointed out, then add that such tasks can only be completed by someone who cares as deeply about it... as I do. They enjoy talking with me, hearing my ideas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come on in, Char,â&#x20AC;? they say to me as I lurk at their door. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do sit down, Char,â&#x20AC;? they say as I start to babble about some work that I see needs doing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Borrow my pen, Char,â&#x20AC;? they say as I feel the need to start writing down a list of all those things that should be completed, by someone very much, totally like, exactly similar to me. After one such scenario, I ended up with a stopwatch. OK, I will admit that I was adamant that the event was 1. important 2. should be timed 3. should be timed by someone who thought the event was, indeed, in fact, important enough to be timed. Damn! So I bought a stopwatch: that part was relatively easy, and there was a price range, so I took the second-least expensive. Not the cheapest! I brought it home and I DID NOT LOSE IT. I put it in a very safe place. The place I put it was so safe, nobody could mess with it. And I mean NOBODY. I located it. I had it in hand well ahead

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You may now start anew of time, a good 20 minutes prior to the event, even though I would have liked to have it to practise with the night before. I miss Lego. I said to my kid, when he still allowed me to buy Lego, that what we were purchasing was not so much the plastic bricks as the precise and correct instructions. I have purchased approximately one kazillion dollars worth of Lego, and in the hundreds of instructions we have poured over, I have found ONE mistake. One error! Can you imagine the multitudes of grown-ups needed to edit these things? I am talking about engineers and draftsmen and women, all with their CAD credentials and command of Swedish, Danish, English and so forth! The bricks are to SCALE! Go ahead and get

one, place it against the full-colour rendering and compare! Now, when you buy the compatible bricks, it is true, they are compatible. The instructions in non-Lego, though, are not unsimilar to the instructions for the second-cheapest stopwatch. Written on paper so flimsy that onion-skin calls it anorexic. Folded so many times you look for any familiar language on the four, eight, 16 options available. So, anyway, I locate the stopwatch, MINT still in package. I went ahead and looked through the Portuguese and Korean before I decided to focus instead on the diagram, which caused me not to weep â&#x20AC;&#x201C; NOT TO WEEP! â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but to rage and angrily heave the instructions to the floor. It floated like a mid-summer parachute with a plastic soldier, lightly on the air. As it turns out, at the important event, a working stopwatch was there. That was good, because my homestopwatch, as I think of it, these many months later, fondly, never did work for me. Somehow I activated an alarm, which emits a small beep from the craft cupboard where it now lives. It used to aggravate the heck out of me. Stupid stopwatch! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not on the hour (I have checked) or the half-hour or even every-other-day. I managed to set an alarm for every 13 hours plus two minutes or every 14 hours plus four minutes, or maybe it was every 122 minutes, 144 minutes, 166 minutes. I do not know. Anyway, it chimes. It says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The time, if you were wondering, is now,â&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wish to emit a small pleasing noise and will do so,â&#x20AC;? or even â&#x20AC;&#x153;OK, go!â&#x20AC;? Or, as I like to think of it, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You may now start anew.â&#x20AC;?

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Clubs & pubs THORNHILL PUB: Free pool Wed. and Sun., karaoke night Thurs. Karen Ljungh provides musical entertainment every Fri. and Sat. night 8:30 p.m. Shuttle service if you need a ride. LEGION BRANCH 13: Meat draws every Sat. afternoon. GEORGEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S PUB: Free poker Sun. 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Wed. 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Live weekend entertainment. Tickets on sale before and at the door. Shuttle service if you need a ride. MT. LAYTON LOUNGE: Open daily noon to 11 p.m. Free pool, darts and shuffleboard. BEASLEYS: Karaoke with Mike Nagel Fridays 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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â&#x2013; TERRACE ART CLUB Looking for inspiration? Not able to find a workspace to create at home? Come out to Skeena Secondary Monday evenings at 7 p.m. to learn, create and be inspired. This monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s workshops include: gouache colour technique Jan. 16; drawing the face Jan. 23; textures Jan. 30. â&#x2013;  GOUACHE PAINTING ON Linen is on Jan. 28 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Session one is Intro. to Linen and Gouache, and

students will spend the day discovering water-soluble gouache paint. They will learn about linen as a medium and how to effectively transfer images without using solvents. All students will be provided with the materials to complete their very own stretched linen work of art during the workshop. Beginners welcome. For more details, contact Laura 641-0226 or email laura.c.mcgregor@gmail.com. â&#x2013; THE TERRACE ART Galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual winter closure for maintenance continues to Feb. 2. â&#x2013;  CALL FOR 2012 exhibit submissions: the art gallery still has spaces in its 2012 exhibition calendar. Contact the gallery for exhibition proposal applications and submit yours as soon as possible. â&#x2013;  TERRACE ARTISTS ON display at local businesses: at Cafenara is intarsia by Robert Park; Don Diegoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant features acrylic paintings by Summer Breeze; at the Elephant Ear are various artists; at Webb Refrigeration, see acrylic paintings by Noreen Spence; Terrace Frame Design shows Vi Timmerman (photography), Al Richardson (photography), and Harold Feddersen (acrylic on canvas).

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presents Beth Henleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tragicomedy Crimes of the Heart at the McColl Playhouse. Join the Magrath sisters in attempted murder, despair, hysteria, laughter and tears as they negotiate the crimes of their hearts. The play opens Jan. 19 and runs Thursday through Saturday until Feb. 4. Showtime is 8 p.m. with no late seating. Tickets at Uniglobe Courtesy Travel.

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â&#x2013; BC WILDLIFE FEDERATION invites artists to enter the 2013 Artist of the Year Competition, which supports BCWFâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts through the sale of limited edition prints. Artists are selected one year in advance. Submission deadline: Jan. 31. For contest rules, see www.bcwf.bc.ca or phone toll-free 1-888-881-2293. â&#x2013;  MY MOUNTAIN CO-OP celebrates with a party at the Elks Hall Jan. 14 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. for youths, and then from 9 p.m. onward is fully licensed for adults. The concert features the Racket from Hazelton, Maria in the Shower and Luke Houlden. Tickets on sale at the ski hill or at Ruins. And on Jan. 15 is fun for the family at the ski hill including food, fire and music, avalanche awareness, kids activities, salmon barbecue and tobogganing (weather permitting).

Directed by Marianne Brorup Weston Starring Nancy Stone Archer Robin Hollett Jonathan Stone Janine Hamming January 19-21, 26-28 Bayani Generoso February 2-4, 2012 Erica Wilson 8.00 p.m. McColl Playhouse, 3625 Kalum Street No late seating Tickets $15 at Uniglobe Courtesy Travel Produced with permission of Dramatists Play Service, Inc.


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In Loving Memory of Roy Elmer Atrill Born: September 17th, 1931 (Old Hazelton, BC) Died: November 8th, 2011 (Terrace, BC) Departed peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. Roy is survived by his daughter Shirley Buck; sons - Roy C. and Lloyd N. Atrill; all of Thornhill, BC. Brothers - Hugh (Bernice) Atrill of Burnaby, BC; Allen Atrill of Granisle, BC; Alfred Atrill of North Vancouver, BC; Sisters - Hazel Smart of Victoria, BC; Muriel (Kevin) Scallon of Ashcroft, BC; Myrtle (Jim) Mason of Kamloops, BC; brother-in-law Clifford DeGrasse of Smithers, BC; sisters-in-law Kathleen McDonnell of Manchester, England; Sheila Phelan of Dublin, Ireland; Josephine Johnston and Karen Atrill of Smithers, BC. He was the beloved Grandpa of Bernadette (Rod) Pelletier, Virginia (Blaine) Evans, Charlene (Adam) Brown, Lexine (Derek) Francis and Drew (Audrey) Atrill. Cherished Great-Grandpa of Joshua, Annabelle, Joel Brown; Eric and Alex Pelletier, Blake Francis; and Alyssa Atrill. Roy was predeceased by his wife Carmel (2004); his father William Henry Atrill; mother Minnie Alberta Atrill (Tweed), brothers - Tom and Leonard Atrill: sisters - Marjorie, Florence (Rosalie), and Isabel; and Uncle James Samuel Atrill. Roy was born on September 17th, 1931 at the Wrinch Memorial Hospital in Old Hazelton, and was the ďŹ fth of 12 children. His childhood was spent growing up on the Atrill Farm just west of Moricetown. Roy left the farm in his late teens, to work at Stoneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sawmill near Smithers; and also for the local masonary outďŹ t run by Axel Anderson. In the early ďŹ fties, Roy moved to Terrace and worked at the old Pohle Sawmill. It was at the Silvertip Cafe on Kalum Street, that he met his future wife, Carmel, who had arrived in Canada from Ireland, less than two years prior. The couple married in 1955, and went on to raise three children. Also, in the 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Roy went to work for Columbia Cellulose in the old Terrace Shop. As his love of mechanics grew, Roy worked as an automotive mechanic at several auto dealerships over the years. He earned his heavy-duty mechanic certiďŹ cation while working at Skeena Kenworth in the 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Roy eventually specialized in electrical charging systems, thus combining his interest in electronics, with mechanics. Roy went on to his own business, which he pursued until retiring a few years ago. During his retirement, Roy could often be seen walking his little collie dog Clara. We will remember Roy (Dad) as a person who loved his family, his little doggies, picnics, motorbike rides, ďŹ shing, and holiday gatherings. He was a special person who touched our hearts with love and kindness. A celebration of Royâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Life was held on November 15th, 2011 at â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Rockâ&#x20AC;? Christian Community Church, with family and friends attending. Interment followed at the Terrace Municipal Cemetery. Pastor Mike Rosenau presided over the ceremonies. A Eulogy was delivered by Lloyd Atrill and Bernadette Pelletier; and some poetry read by Lexine Francis. A Video Tribute was presented by Adam Brown. Pall Bearers: Drew Atrill, Roy C. Atrill Jr., Adam Brown, Philippe Cam, Sam Chretien, and Charles Chretien, and Charles Smoley, all from Terrace and Thornhill. Thank-you to McKayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funeral Service, and to everyone who provided kind words, support, and assistance.

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Lorraine Johnstone (nee Kenney) 3 November 1920 - 14 December 2011 Loarraine was born in Prince Rupert on 3 November 1920 to pioneer parents Edward T and Leila Kenney of Terrace B.C. She passed away at age 91 on 14 December 2011. She was predeceased in 2004 by her husband of 63 years, Lloyd. Lorraine is survived by one brother, one sister, three children, seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and extended family and friends.

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Jessie Mary Norbirg December 30, 1913 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; December 16, 2011 Jessie was blessed with the wonderful gift of longevity. She was born in Old Masset, Haida Gwaii the only daughter to Fred and Josephine Nash (Edenshaw) and predeceased by her only brother Fred Nash. The family relocated to Terrace via Prince Rupert in 1920 when she was 7 years old. This was to be her home for the rest of her life. On Christmas Eve 1943 she married Brock Norbirg and shared life and love for 63 years until his passing on November 4, 2006. There lives were blessed with their two daughters Linda born in 1947 and Rhonda born in 1951. Together they traveled to tropical destinations like Hawaii, Fiji, The Philippines and spent many summers traveling in their motor home. Jessie fulďŹ lled her lifelong dream of being in Inuvik the land of the midnight sun on the longest day of the year She never lived in the past and always wanted to know â&#x20AC;&#x153;whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;Ś. She had lived through decades of change and she marveled at all of it. Along with her other gifts of patience, generosity & grace she was an accomplished seamstress and did beautiful knitting and needlework. Jessie will be forever loved and missed by her two daughters Linda (Norman), Rhonda (Wayne) Grandchildren: Bryan (Shauna) Piwek, Devan Piwek, Gillian Norbirg Jones, Jeremy Norbirg Jones Great Grandchildren Jesi and Jaxson Piwek As per her wishes Jessie was in the care of McKays Funeral Home where she was cremated. A portion of her ashes will be released by the family in the Skeena River under the Old Bridge as well an internment with Brocks ashes in the spring of 2012.


Terrace Standard Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Employment

Employment

Employment

Education/Trade Schools

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualiďŹ ed- Housing available. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783. Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Govâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+). DOG LOVERS! Enjoy a healthy, proďŹ table career as a professional dog trainer. Government accredited program student loans and grants. Ben Kersen & the Wonderdogs. www.wonderdogs.bc.ca/careers/

or 1-800-961-6616.

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Help Wanted Alberta earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for ďŹ eld work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051. AUTOMOTIVE PARTSPERSON Required for Kamloops Automotive Dealership. Parts experience necessary. $27.41/HR Great BeneďŹ ts (R.R.S.P. Medical, Dental). Apply @ btaylor@dearborn ford.com or mail to 2555 E.T.C. Hwy, Kamloops, B.C. V2C 4B1 Attn Bruce Taylor Butler Auto & RV Sales Professional Required for Kamloops. Sales experience an asset but not required. Wage Guarantee. Competitive pay plan with bonuses. Apply @ bilskene@telus.net CHAMBERMAID/DESK CLERK Position, will train. Bring resume to 3867 Hwy 16 East. Phone (250)638-1885

HELP WANTED, reliable and ďŹ t healthy female worker to assist with personal care and trips uptown no experience necessary, on the job training. start at $14.00 an hour.World and national travel optional, to assist with arm wrestling competitions. This year will be going to Brazil For interview Phone 250-635-4992. H&R Block Seasonal position approx. 3 months. Applicant must be customer service oriented, Outgoing, Friendly and willing to work. To apply Drop of resume at ,106-4716 Lazelle Ave. Terrace BC . RV Technician required. Now hiring 2nd or 3rd year apprentices for our upcoming season. BeneďŹ ts available, must be a team player. forward resume to service@jubileerv.com

Foster/Social Care

HHDI RECRUITING is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta based oilďŹ eld services company is currently hiring;

EQUIPMENT OPERATORS Class 1 or 3 License required.

Drivers

HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to: driverclass1@shaw.ca LOGGING TRUCKS - OWNER/OPERATORS WANTED (SHORT & LONG LOGS) - Chetwynd BC Very busy logging season ahead Good Rates - Accommodations provided Health/Dental available LOGGING TRUCK DRIVERS WANTED ALSO Ph: 250-788-6093 Fax: 250-7882848 Attn: DWAN email: lmyoung@pris.ca

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INDEPENDENT ELECTRIC & Controls Ltd. Hiring immediately, Western Canada locations: Electrical/Instrumentation; Journeyman/Apprentices. OilďŹ eld/Industrial experience an asset. Standard safety tickets required. Email resume: careers@iecgroup.ca referencing job # CAJIJE003. Journeyman Electrician. Horizon Climate Controls, an HVAC & Electrical contracting company in Williams Lake has an immediate opening for a journeyman electrician. . Horizon Climate Controls is a progressive, community oriented company offering competitive wages & beneďŹ t package. Williams Lake is located in the Central Interior of BC & offers numerous opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who works well in a team environment with experience in a variety of electrical work from residential to light industrial. Email resumes to: horizon climatecontrols@shawbiz.ca or fax to (250) 398-9099.

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Services

Financial Services

Financial Services

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

¡ Strong company values ¡ Dynamic environment ¡ Continuous development To explore this opportunity and become a part of our community please visit our website & submit your resume by January 22, 2012

HARWOOD FORD SALES, needs Licensed Automotive Technicians, 1 hours from Calgary, Alberta. New Millenium Ford Dealership, state-ofthe-art technical equipment. 14 service bays, unlimited ďŹ&#x201A;at rate hours, in the heart of oil country. Send resume Joel Nichols, Fax 403-362-2921 Email: j-nich70@dealeremail.com gregharty09@gmail.com

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Looking For Company Drivers & Owner Operators With Open Deck Experience. Canada Wide and/or Canada To US. Must Have:

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NEW YEAR / NEW CAREER Are you a:

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Apply in person or email your resume to: val@ďŹ&#x201A;yingďŹ shterrace.com

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flying fish

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The Northwestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading Jeweller is looking for a Full Time

Sales Associate Retail sales experience an asset but will train candidates who desire a career in this exciting and rewarding environment. Drop off resumes in person to Kimberly, 4646 Lakelse Ave Terrace

Education/Tutoring

Education/Tutoring

FLAGGING COURSE

January 19 & 20 at St. John Ambulance Building, 4443 Keith Ave.

$200 + HST Ask us about our 1-day re-certiďŹ cation course Call STRICTLY FLAGGING

250-638-8888 Moving & Storage

Moving & Storage

The quality shows in every move we make!

3111 Blakeburn, Terrace

250-635-2728 635-2728

Container or van service! www.bandstra.com

SEAPORT LIMOUSINE LTD. EXPRESS SERVICE Scheduled freight service from Stewart to Terrace and return, and all points in between. Pick-up and delivery of goods in Terrace, C.O.D. and courier service. P.O. Box 217, Stewart, B.C.

Ph: 250-636-2622 Fax: 250-636-2622

... cooking, living, giving

Foster/Social Care

Foster/Social Care

URGENTLY NEEDED

F O S T E R PA R E N T

In Terrace Northwest Inter-Nation Family & Community Services Society is seeking a caring, patient foster parent that can provide a consistent routine for a physically active 14 year old boy who enjoys sports, outdoor recreation, movies and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;X Boxâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Expectations of the foster parent are that they will be an active, co-operative participant in the childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s care team. Some knowledge of adolescent mental health would be a beneďŹ t. The foster parent will be willing to help the child learn that living at home is better than going AWOL (away without leave). Interested persons from all cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Northwest Inter-Nation Family and Community Services Society 4562 Queensway Drive, Terrace, BC Contact Number: (250) 638-0451 Ext. 25 OfďŹ ce Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Friday)

1-800-222-TIPS (8477)


Rentals

Financial Services

Medical Supplies

Misc. for Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

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New Apartments Scenic Views of the Douglas Channel

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Home Improvements

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 3 bdrm unfinished condo on 4700 blk Davis, close to town, $900/mo + D.D. ref’s req’d. no pets Avail Jan 1st,working person only 250-635-0811. 3 BEDROOM 2 bath condo close to library,pool & medical centre w/d/f/s damage deposit & reference required no pets 250-635-3042 CLINTON MANOR - We are taking applications for a Bachelor unit $560, and 1 bedrm $600. Hot water included. Adult oriented N/S,N/P 2 ref. required 250-615-7543 FURNISHED 2 bdrm, bright , close to hospital, schools, secured entrance, ref’s req’d, Feb. 1st, $750 250-635-3735

Asking

Feed & Hay

Now Available 2 bedroom furnished apartment

Call: 250-635-4478

Help for today. Hope for Tomorrow.

Commercial/ Industrial

Call 1-800-667-3742

OFFICE space for rent,newly renovated space downtown, prime location. 500 sqft 2nd floor. 250- 638-7001

Real Estate

Real Estate

TERRACE REAL ESTATE COMPANY

4 bedroom, 3 bath home on the bench with 68 x 228 ft fenced lot and 20 x 22 ft shop. Really a great family home!

2 bedroom, 1 bath home currently zoned as C1 so could be used as commercial or as residential. Located right downtown with a variety of possibilities. va

239,000 MLS

2 bedroom ( could be 3) home on 80 x 200 ft lot, full partly finished basement w/ suite potential. A few tweaks and your ready to go! Great mortgage helper.

Real Estate

2602 M Molitor lit St Streett

215,000 MLS

COURT ORDERED SALE!! 2088 Laurel Ave

120,000 MLS

2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile on 75 x 200 ft lot with 26 x 16 ft shop and attached lean to. Court date set for January 16, 2012 so get your offers in TODAY!!!

Helping you ... move up, move on and move around TERRACE REAL ESTATE COMPANY

SHANNON McALLISTER ph: 250-635-9184 cell: 250-615-8993 www.terracerealestatecompany.com shannon@terracerealestatecompany.com

Hatha Callis: hatha@pvlgroup.com 635-7459 Darcy McKeown: darcy@pvlgroup.com 615-6835 www.pvlgroup.com

Asking $279,000 MLS

3699 Walnut

Great location 4 bedroom home move in condition. Make an offer

$244,900

MLS

4627 Loen

4 bedroom family home close to town, pool and arena. OWNER WANTS IT SOLD. Asking $199,300 MLS

2145-2147 Hemlock

SOLD! CALL DAVE TODAY TO BOOK YOUR VIEWING Terrace Office 250-638-1400

DAVE MATERI 250-615-7225

RE/MAX

Wonderful family home offering 3 bedrooms, 3 living areas, open concept split level areas for dining, kitchen and living areas. Double garage and full basement ready for your ideas.

4736 Davis

Rental upstairs and live down or great investment when renting out up and down. Excellent condition with many major upgrades done.

COAST MOUNTAINS Terrace, B.C - A Place to Call Home

RE/MAX

RE/MAX

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S TANDARD

265,000 MLS

is unfolding.

Isn’t it time you made your move?

RE/MAX

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

3691 W Walnut l t Drive Di

A New Year

RE/MAX

Heavy Duty Machinery

4635 Lakelse Ave - 2900 sq ft Prime location store front in the Safeway Mall near TD Bank 4 - 5002 Pohle Ave - 950 sq ft Downtown workshop, light industrial bay or warehouse. 101-4816 Hwy 16W - 2660 sq ft One of the most visible and desirable retail locations in Terrace 4613 Park Ave - 1900 sq ft Ready for your professional office.

RE/MAX

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FOR SALE green lazy boy chair $125,oak tv entertainment cabinet $175,computer desk $30, to view call 250 635 9171

RE/MAX

RE/MAX

4 bedroom, 2 bath home on large 63 x 177 ft lot in town. Many upgrades including flooring, paint, kitchen and wood stove to help with the heating costs.

RE/MAX

RE/MAX

210,000 MLS

RE/MAX

RE/MAX

Real Estate

3890 M Muller ll AAvenue

159,000 MLS

Commercial Properties for Lease Offices, warehouses, and retail spaces.

Furniture

TERRACE

44732 Lazelle L ll AAvenue

RE/MAX

Merchandise for Sale

4810 Halliwell Avenue

RE/MAX

CKC registered black Labrador retriever pups for sale, excellent bloodlines, $850. (250)849-8411 GOLDEN Retriever puppies,6 male, 4 females, avail Jan 11th, 2012, $500, email sapphire3@xplornet.com GOLDEN RETRIEVER puppies for sale, 7 male, 4 females, medium copper, vaccinated, dewormed, vet checked, health guaranteed, ready Jan. 21. $450 ea. (250)697-6826.

S TANDARD TERRACE

NEW LISTING!

FOR SALE BY OWNER - 4002 BEST ST. 2700 sq ft. 5 bedroom house, great location. Large Master has 4 piece bath + walk in closet. 3 - 4 piece bathrooms, 2 up 1down. Daylight basement has in floor hot water heat. 600 sq. ft. Family room. Floors, 3/4 oak, Ceramic tile, and carpet, Landscaped lot, Paved driveway, 2 car garage built in vacuum, HRV air exchange system, gas furnace, Central air conditioning, RV parking. Call 250 635 3620 or email callej1@citywest.ca

Helping you ... move up, move on and move around SHANNON McALLISTER ph: 250-635-9184 cell: 250-615-8993 www.terracerealestatecompany.com shannon@terracerealestatecompany.com

$345,000

BORDER TERRIER PUPPIES email for photos.Town/country dog. Mid-Jan. $600 842-6447

T Terrace Real Estate Company The welcomes Darren Beaulieu to w oour sales team. With 3 years of eexperience in the business and tthe drive and determination to bbuild his clientele base, he’s fa fast on his way to achieving great rewards for the work that he puts forth for his clients. Darren brings to our office a current, technical and fresh approach to selling real estate and as a Broker I’m excited for what this will mean for our team. We’d like to welcome all of Darren’s clients - past, present and future!!

Ask for Monica Warner

ROUND HAY Bales for sale. Call 250-846-5855

Pets

Darren Beaulieu

RE/MAX

Pets & Livestock

S TANDARD

I Buy Old Coins & Collections Olympic Gold Silver Change + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town

• Quiet & Clean • No Pets • Close to Wal-Mart • Laundry Facilities • Close to Schools & Hospital • On Bus Route • Security Entrance • On site Caretaker • Basketball, Volleyball & Racquetball Courts • 24hr Video Surveillance

RE/MAX

FREEZER BURNT meat and fish for sled dogs, Terrace only. Will pick up. 250-635-3772.

EXPERIENCED RENOVATOR for all your home improvements. Drywall, flooring, bathrooms, kitchens, basements, decks, fences, etc. No job too big or too small. Call Premium Renovations Northwest 250-635-5587

BIG BUILDING Sale. Clearance sale you don’t want to miss! 20X26 $4995. 25X34 $6460. 30X44 $9640. 40X70 $17,945. 47X90 $22,600. One end included. Pioneer Steel: 1800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca 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. CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad & get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5990. PANASONIC KX-T7433C Digital Phone System; Complete with 19 handsets. Excellent condition, perfect for start-up office. Will accept best offer. 604-363-1397. PAWN SHOP Online: Get cash fast! Sell or get a loan for your watch, jewelry, gold, diamonds, art or collectibles from home! Toll-Free: 1-888435-7870 or online: |www.pawnup.com

APARTMENTS 1 & 2 Bedroom Units

RE/MAX

Misc. Wanted

Real Estate

RE/MAX

Misc. for Sale

Occupancy November 15, 2011 HILLCREST PLACE 1651 Haisla Blvd. Kitimat, BC Two bedroom suites in security building. New: dishwasher, appliances & cabinets. All new windows, plumbing, electrical, drywall, kitchen & bath. Sound insulated, electric heat. 1 yr lease. Starting at $1,200 per month. N/S, N/P For complete details or to request an application, please call 250.632.7814

Real Estate

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Merchandise for Sale

RE/MAX

Merchandise for Sale

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Terrace Standard

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Services

CLASSIFIEDS Rentals

RE/MAX

A20 www.terracestandard.com

X john EVANS REALTOR®

HORSESHOE $169,900 3 bdrm, 2 bath, full basement sundeck & private yard

Cell:

250.638.7001 johnevans@remax.net

BENCH $279,900 Warm and Inviting, 4 bdrms, 3 baths, Choice Location

DOWNTOWN - $180,000 Move your business, Great Exposure 2 bdrm suite upstairs

THORNHILL $450,000 2 bay Shop, Fenced 2 acres Office & living space

VIEW $552,000 Stunning decor Hardwood floors, granite counters, 4 bdrms, 3 baths

LAKE FRONTAGE $369,900 Wrap around deck, 300’ beach frontage, 3 bdrms w/guest cottage

COAST MOUNTAINS

250.638.1400 THE RIGHT AGENTS FOR TODAY’S MARKET

sheila LOVE REALTOR® Cell:

Outstanding Agents Outstanding Results

250.638.6911 sheilalove@remax.net


CLASSIFIEDS

Terrace Standard Wednesday, January 11, 2012

YOUR CHOICE OF

6.9% FINANCING FOR 36 MONTHS

OR AND

YOUR CHOICE OF

6.9%

DON’T PAY FOR 6 MONTHS

FINANCING FOR 36 MONTHS

KEN’S MARINE KLIM

SNOW GEAR IN STOCK

NOW 2005 POLARIS

SPORTSMAN 700 4X4

$4,599.00 2008 Polaris

Sportman 800 Touring

$5,999.00 YAMAHA

SNOWBLOWERS

IN STOCK NOW

2008 Polaris

Dragon 700 155” Track

$5,999.00 2010 ARCTIC CAT M8 163”

$7,999.00 WEEKLY SPECIAL

2010 Polaris Assault 800

$7,999.00

4946 Greig Ave.

Ph: 635-2909 www.kensmarine.ca

Cottages / Cabins CHARMING year round lake front cottage, 130’ frontage with dock, spiral staircase to a 1 bedroom loft, hard wood & heated tile floors, very clean, $800/mo., ref’s req’d. 250-6352346

$2,000 REBATES

NEID ENTERPRISES LTD. Auto Financing

YOU’RE APPROVED Poor, Good, OR No Credit at AUTO CREDIT NOW Details and APPLY online autocreditwithbarrie.com OR TOLL FREE 1-877-356-0743

ONE bedrm unit in Thornhill area, good for single, quiet working adult. Excellent ref’s req’d. $425/mo (250)638-8639

SMALL 2bdrm at 3735 Pine. Good rental ref’s. req’d. $500/mo. (250)638-8639

S TANDARD TERRACE

Mobile Homes & Pads 2 bdrm mobile in Timberland, 4 appliances, N/S, N/P, avail. Feb 1st., excellent ref’s req’d, $650/mo 250-635-7411

Homes for Rent 4 BDRM, 3 BATH, lg rec. room, lg deck, shop, N/P, N/S, dead end road, serious inq. only, ref.req.$1200.00/mo+util. 250-635-5411 FOR RENT 3 bedroom houseon 1 acre near downtown.ample room for parking tractor trailer.$1100/mo ref req’d interested applicants reply in writing to file No.308 Terrace Standard, 3210 Clinton St,Terrace.BC.V8G5R2.

Cars - Domestic 2009 Chev Aveo 4DR 5SP great cond/gas mileage 4 winter tires on bought new vehicle must sell $6,999 250 635 0533 gordonsv@telus.net

FOR SALE 1999 F350 xlt super duty ext cab long box,V10 auto,ac/pw box liner new tires 4wd 30klms,$6800. ph:250 635 1467

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

COURT BAILIFF SALE The Court Bailiff will offer for sale by sealed bid the interest in the following Judgment Debtor: TODD & JOHN MIKKELSEN in the following goods and chattels, purported to be: 1979 Fleetwood Mobile Home, 14x68, M.H. #081125 Sold on a “as is, where is basis”. Sealed bids will be received at the Court Bailiff’s office up to the hour of 12:00 p.m.., January 18, 2012. Sale may be subject to cancellation without notice. The Court Bailiff reserves the right to adjourn the sale without notice and apply to the Court for further direction if the need arises. Terms of sale: Each bid must be accompanied by a draft or money order for 10% of the bid made payable to Caledonia Court Bailiff Services. The balance of the bid, plus applicable taxes are to be paid immediately upon acceptance of the bid, failure to do so may result in forfeiture of the deposit. Highest offer not necessarily accepted. To be removed from the property within ten (10) days of sale completion, with satisfactory disconnection of utilities at that time. For further information please contact Roger Smith. 250-635-7649

4dr Sedan, Auto, AC, C/C, Tilt, PW, PDL, CD, 64,514 kms

$13,995 #TMT112

2006 Honda Civic

4dr, Manual, AC, C/C, Tilt, PDL, PW, SR5, KE, 12,089 kms

$14,995 #1442A

2007 Toyota Camry

FOR RENT IN KITIMAT

Sedan, LE, Auto, AC, CD, C/C, Tilt, PW, PDL, PT, 76,000 kms

2/3 bedroom twnhouses 3 level/laundry hookup From $500/mth.

Call Sherry 632-4411

Cars - Sports & Imports 2006 Toyota Camry LE

2 BEDR. ground level, across from school, hospital. No pets, no smoking. ref’s req’d $575/mo.+ Hydro Please call 250-638-1367 after 5pm.

Refs. a must, small dog ok!

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

2000 FORD F150,single cab, 4x4, 4.2 litre, v6,great condition, no accidents, no rust, and good winter tires, only 93000 km, $5,900, 250-635-9530, 615-3793

ROOM FOR RENT, 250-635-1789, 250-975-1789

Townhouses

Scrap Car Removal

Cars - Sports & Imports

$13,995 #TMT125

2005 TToyota t Camry C LE

4dr Sedan, Auto, AC, CD, KE, PDL, PM, C/C, PW, Tilt, 116,000 kms

FOR RENT IN RUPERT

$9,995

3 bdrm, 1 ½ bath twnhse.

Families & Seniors

WHERE DO YOU TURN

Quiet, some w/ heat incl. From $500/mth.

#TMT167A

TO LEARN WHAT’S ON SALE?

Call Chris 624-3546

Clean, safe & secure. From $550/mth

4912 Highway 16 West, Terrace, BC V8G 1L8

The link to your community

Call Clayton 627-6697

www.terracetoyota.ca

YOUR NEWSPAPER:

HARBOURVIEW

Large 2 & 3 bedrooms

250-635-6558 or 1-800-313-6558 DL#5957

ON ALL ATV’S

Phone 250-635-3478 Fax 250-635-5050

“YOUR RECREATION SPECIALIST”

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Midget reps battle to gold in tourney DESPITE BROKEN bones, concussions, flu and competing in a tier higher, the Terrace midget rep hockey team came home with gold after competing in a tournament in Sicamous, Dec. 27 - 30. Manager for the team, Darren Munson, said the whole team came together to battle hard despite the setbacks. Specifically, there were two concussions, a broken wrist, a broken clavicle and three players down with the flu. Game one was Terrace’s only loss of the tournament, 2-1 to Grande Prairie. The team continued on to beat Salmon Arm 3-0, Winfield 4 – 2, Salmon Arm again 5 – 3 and then another 4-2 over Winfield, which would send Terrace into the

gold medal match where the team would again meet up with Grande Prairie. “They really proved to themselves that they can overcome anything,” Munson said of the team, who won the finals 4 – 0 over Grande Prairie. Munson said the goaltending by Dawson Kluss was outstanding and that Rhett Munson managed a hat trick in the final game, which Terrace took on with only 10 players on the ice. The Midget Reps played in a tournament in Kamloops for its last tournament of the year last weekend. “Then we will catch up on our Skeena Valley Hockey League games and get ready for zone play downs at the end of February,” Munson said.

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HERE IS the Terrace midget rep hockey team after taking the top spot in a tier two, five-team tournament in Sicamous.

Spectacular snowfall launches Shames into its new season

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■ Jump for it VIDAR SANDHALS and Tyler Struyk go for the block during an annual volleyball tournament at Centennial Christian school Dec. 29. The tournament sees former students and current students match up in a series of games over a two-day period.

IT’S A brand new season on Shames Mountain as the ski hill opens to the public with plenty of snow, resulting in some of the best ski conditions in the country. “We have absolutely epic conditions,” says Shames general manager Christian Theberge. The hill opened on Dec. 16, with a free ski and board day, with day passes being traded for a donation to regional food banks. “It was fantastic, we had well over 700 people up at the mountain,” says Theberge. “We had the biggest snowpack of any opening in 20 years,” he continued about the 180 cm snowpack base on opening day, a number that in the past two years has been less than 100 cm. “Typically in an early season we would have marginal conditions and be waiting for the snow and this year that is a non-issue,” Theberge explained. High attendance continued for Shames past opening day and on through the holiday season as the ski hill welcomed more than 7,000 people during the winter break. “We had a fantastic holiday season, and now we need the regular season to get going just as well,” Theberge said. And weather seems to be co-operating with the hill – as of Jan. 2, Shames had 280 cm of snow at its base with 340 cm mid-mountain. The closest hill to that in the province was Mount Washington’s ski hill on Vancouver Island, which was al-

most 100 cm behind with 182 cm at its base. Elsewhere in the region, Hudson Bay Mountain in Smithers had 138 cm of snow at its base. Along with the favourable weather conditions, Theberge says he is also impressed by the community spirit within the staff and users of Shames. It is the first year the hill has operated as a community co-op. “The co-op is definitely making a difference, people seem to be taking ownership in the hill, they are pitching in from as much as picking up garbage to helping us shovel,” he explained. And his opinion on community spirit is echoed by Tara Wilson, a member on the first–ever My Mountain co-op board of directors. “There is a really exciting vibe on the mountain right now.....the snow is amazing, it’s obviously great for business, everyone is happy,” Wilson said. Ironically, she said the hill has had some trouble with receiving too much snow, having to shovel some away and close more than once because of avalanche control. However, she says rentals are up and there are plenty of new faces on the mountain. “Whether you are a member or not, this is now our community-owned mountain, and I think there is a sense of membership within our regional community,” Wilson said. “This is a lifelong adventure and we are in it together.”


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Climbing wall one step closer to reality MONEY RAISED for a rock climbing wall is growing as students, teachers and parents from Ecole Jack Cook work together to bring a bouldering wall to the school. Renee Syvret, principal at the school, says so far they have $3,000 for the wall and she expects to start construction by the spring. “It was a dream,” she said, noting the idea of building a bouldering wall has been talked about for a few years at the school. Depending on how much money is raised, Syvret hopes to build the wall 13.5 metres long, which is the length of the school gym. “Nothing we have is set in stone, we just have preliminary ideas,” she said, explaining she will know more when the school starts shopping around this month. Syvret feels that once built, the climbing wall would be a benefit to recreation in Terrace. “The minute winter comes around there is nowhere to practice,” she explained of rock climbers in Terrace. “It would answer a need.” The wall would also benefit students as they gain another avenue for physical activity. About half of the $3,000 raised was from a grant to promote good health from the Northern Health Authority. The remaining money was raised by hosting community dinners, and a hot meal program at the school where each student’s family cooks lunch for all 32 students once a year. Students then purchase the hot lunch by donation, all of which goes into the pot to pay for the climbing wall.

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■ Terrace takes on the Kla-How-Ya HERE ARE the members of the Terrace Skate Club who travelled to Prince Rupert to take part in the Kla-How-Ya competition Dec. 9 – 11. Top row is, Laura Dale, Nisha Nijjar, Jesse Thandi, Hannah Jay, Katherine Peters, Jorden Hendry, Christine Heiderman and Julia Bowles. Bottom row is Cricket Elliott, Maya Lecuyer, Emma Decario, Monica Therrien, Kylie Davis, Payton Prevost. In total, Terrace skaters showed up strong over the weekend, bringing home 10 gold medals, eight silver medals and eight bronze medals. Hendry picked up two gold medals and a bronze. Decario brought home three gold medals and a bronze, with Lecuyer also picking up two gold medals. Bowles won herself a gold, silver and bronze medals and Heiderman won gold and silver medals. Davis, Elliott and Emma Lassi all won themselves bronze medals, while Therrien, Nijjar, Peters and Dale all took home silver. Heiderman and Lecuyer won gold medals for their solo performance programs.

himo was tense. She wasn’t fond of riding in the truck at the best of times. This wasn’t the best of times. This was the worst of times, and I was sure she knew this would be her last ride. She looked at me balefully as I picked her up off the passenger seat. Another struggle ensued as I pulled her into the clinic. The nurse saw at a glance that things were critical and quickly ushered us into a small room with a large metal table. After a short wait Lou appeared. We picked Chimo up and set her on the slippery table. Lou had a way with people and animals. I liked him a lot. He checked my dog over. He shook his head. There isn’t much we can do, he said. Then he asked if I wanted to stay. I said that I did. Lou took out the syringe as I stroked her head and said soothing things and watched as the light left her eyes. Later I picked her remains up at the back of the clinic. It was a cold, dark winter day. I drove home. The frozen, shovel resistant ground made it the worst time of year to dig a grave. I placed Chimo’s corpse in the abandoned chicken house that sits on the flank of the mountain in my yard, thinking how appropriate a place it was for a dog who came to me because of her appetite for chickens. A week later, Bruce came up with his pick. We dug a deep hole in the back yard

and interred Chimo’s reto popular mythology, mains then toasted her an older dog is actumemory with some fine ally easier to teach new Scotch whiskey. Chimo tricks. So, despite this was a liability in the yearling’s sled dog bush, was a lousy fishgenes – and my expeing partner, but she was rience with Chimo – I a good guardian of the was ready to give the home front, a foe of maadolescent a try. I took rauding bears. She was my daughter, Cait, with nobody’s dog really, she me to help me make up was an independent spirmy mind. it that deigned to dine at This changed the our place, but resisted dynamics of the task. SKEENA ANGLER ownership and control. A ragbag Husky named In the end – at her end – Mugsy was in the pound ROB BROWN it was that quality of hers with half a dozen suckthat I most admired. ling pups when we arIn Chimo’s absence, rived. the denizens of the forWhy is she here? I est were emboldened. asked the attendant. The bear forays were more frequent. Deer She chases horses, answered the earnest showed up, but more worrisome was the young girl. appearance of fox and coyote tracks in the It seemed to me that chasing horses was back yard. It would only be a matter of a habit that could be broken, and that whotime before the paths of our cats crossed ever had owned Mugsy had used this as an those of a wild predator, so we decided it excuse to get rid of a dog that was about was time for another dog. to give birth to unwanted pups because I began frequenting the dog pounds. they hadn’t bothered to fix her. When we A year old husky like mutt penned in the returned home to discuss the options with Thornhill pound caught my eye. Brian Kil- Karen, it became evident that Cait was set common, the famous dog trainer, whose on one of those pups. We returned to the book I was reading in anticipation of ac- Thornhill Animal Shelter a few days later. quiring a new mutt, wrote that, contrary To Cait’s dismay all the pups had been

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taken save for the runt of the litter and she was in the arms of a woman who was just completing the transaction and was about to take her home. She’ll have to get her shots soon, the attendant said. She? said the woman. We don’t want a female. We’ll take her, interjected Cait. The pup really should have stayed with her doomed mother a few weeks longer, but I suppose that wasn’t possible under the circumstances. We took her home, bought a baby gate and began training the wee pup. For a while she was nameless. Cait kept saying she was awesome. I’d always liked the name Possum, a derivative of Opossum that Ken Howarth, a boyhood chum, had named his pooch, and she had some paws, so we named her Pawsome. Labs are hardwired to retrieve, hounds to follow scent trails, bull mastiffs to fight. Pawsome wasn’t hardwired. She was haywired. She barked at shadows, and boughs brushing against the truck as we drove narrow logging roads. She jumped like a gazelle and ran like the wind. The latter skill I attributed to her collie genes, but there must have been a retriever in the wood pile too, for she fetched sticks of all sizes, but wouldn’t give them up so that you could throw them for her. Continued next week.....


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