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January 28, 2015 edition of the Kitimat Northern Sentinel


  • Its been a mixed bag of local crime over the year, where theres been a dip in some but notable increases in others.

    One area that saw growth: possession of cocaine.Staff Sergeant Phil Harrison presented council with

    the December statistics, which also reveal how the year compared with 2013, and that drug les were on the rise.

    Cocaine saw seven more les in 2014 than it did in 2013. There were two extra cases of traf cking cocaine over 2013 as well, nine in 2014.

    Marijuana possessions were also on the rise, al-though only marginally, with two more cases, 36, in 2014 than in 2013.

    While there was no ecstasy possessions in Decem-ber, the year did close with two les. There were none in 2013.

    Even with those statistics and a few others up, Harri-son isnt saying theres a drug trade on the rise in Kitimat.

    In fact the truth is rather more optimistic than the numbers may explain.

    When they [of cers] dont have to burden them-selves with carrying out investigations theyve more free time so they can do those kinds of things, he said, refer-ring to a drop in police calls that require dedicated inves-tigations.

    As calls requiring investigation decline, it leaves

    more time for members to increase patrols and self gen-erate les such as traf c and drugs, Harrison explained via e-mail. Also, as members gain experience, they also gain a con dence to generate those types of les. Two years ago we had seven members transfer out and were replaced mainly with recruits straight from Depot. Those members are now more experienced and it is showing in the increased liquor, drugs and traf c stats.

    Harrison also says a number of experienced members had transferred to the detachment in recent time which may also contribute to the increase in drug statistics.

    There were a few other le increases in 2014 too.Continued on page 6

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    B.C. hunters upset at proposed new hunting allocations which emphasizes non-residents over locals made their distaste known outside the Premiers Natural Resources Forum in Prince George last week. See page 3 for more on the concern from hunters, and see page 6 for more on the forum itself, which was attended by Kitimats Mayor and Chief Administrative Of cer. Bill Phillips photo

    No study for DoK buildingsCameron Orr

    Just over half a million dollars is waiting to be spent on a building assessment study for the District of Kitimats $100 million worth of prop-erties.

    That money will have to wait though. Dis-trict of Kitimat staff sought pre-approval from the 2015 budget to spend $575,000 from the Capital Building Reserve on a building assessment, which would have looked at the maintenance needs for Kitimats public buildings and perhaps answered other questions such as if it would be feasible to develop a new city hall, and how far in the future that could happen.

    The question divided the council, and with a tie-breaking vote not available due to Mary Murphys absence from the January 19 meeting, the vote went 3-3, with Edwin Empinado, Larry Walker and Mario Feldhoff against spending the money, while councillors Rob Gof net, Claire Ratte and Mayor Phil Germuth in favour.

    The even split negates or in other words defeats the motion.

    That leaves the spending to come up in the usual process of establishing the budget this year, but could be too late to get any substantial work done on it this year.

    Feldhoff said he was against pre-approving the hefty price tag for the study.

    He questioned its need, as well as the need to pre-approve it at that meeting, rather than wait to see the entire 2015 budget, and this assessments place within it.

    Fire Chief Trent Bossence who has been heading up the building assessment process for the District said that to get the project done before the fall would require getting requests for propos-als done now and start the bidding process for the contractor who would eventually conduct the pro-fessional study.

    Continued on page 8


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    Early morning ice leads to five accidentsJanuary 13At 2:52 a.m. a

    drunk 41-year-old Kiti-mat man was jailed until sober after police picked him up outside the Nechako Centre, after responding to a complaint of the male urinating on a build-ing on Albatross Street. Once sober the man was released and given a violation ticket for public intoxication.

    At 5:26 a.m. a ve-hicle was stopped on Kingfisher Avenue to check the drivers li-cence. The driver was identified as having a driving prohibition, and

    the 26-year-old Kitimat man faces charges re-lating to driving while prohibited, and had the vehicle impounded for seven days.

    January 14At 12:30 p.m the

    police were called to the City Centre Mall on a shoplifting call. Officers were informed of stolen candy and sunglasses from two different shops. A short time later the police were called on a mis-chief file to the Kitimat Public Library, from the same male. The po-lice say the file is still under investigation.

    January 15Police are working

    to return a snowblower to its owner after an at-tempted theft. A caller alerted the police to the theft, from a home on Gwyn Street, after the caller saw the sus-pect pushing the snow-blower on a pathway behind their home. The suspect fell, and then abandoned the snow blower and ran when the suspect realized he had been seen. The report came in at 8:40 p.m.

    At 1:49 a.m. the RCMP were called on a report of a person

    threatening to harm himself and police. The male was found to not be a threat to anyone on investigation and, being as this was the second call the police had to this home that day, arrested the person for breach of peace and held in cells until sober.

    January 16There were five

    collisions reported on Highway 37, between Kitamaat Village Road and the Kitimat River Bridge, between 4:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. Road conditions were con-sidered a primary cause, as vehicles were

    sliding off roadways due to slippery condi-tions. Only minor inju-ries, and some moder-ate damage to vehicles, were reported. Police alerted road contractor Nechako Northcoast, and the police also sug-gest the public call the company at 1-800-665-5051 to report any im-mediate problems on the road as well.

    (More details on road maintenance on page 8.)

    January 17A red-light drive

    through had police pulling over a vehicle at Haisla Boulevard

    and Kuldo Boulevard. The officer noted signs of impairment and a roadside screening of the 46-year-old Kiti-mat found he was in-deed intoxicated, and the driver was given a roadside prohibition and had the vehicle im-pounded for a month.

    January 18Police were called

    to a single vehicle col-lision near the landfill on Highway 37. The driver said he was heading south when he hit some black ice and slid in to the ditch. Police also observed the road was icy.There were no driver injuries but the vehi-cle suffered moderate damage.

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    Fantastic year for Onion LakeA clear contrast from the last two

    years, the skiing at Onion Lake has been fantastic this January, says Snow Val-ley Nordics president Dan McElheron.

    Were in really good shape right now, the snow is the best weve had for the last three Januaries, he said last week.

    The two previous years we basi-cally ended up having pretty rough Jan-uaries, and then the three previous years

    we were buried in snow, tons of snow.But a solid dump of snow two

    weeks ago means the club was able to get the trails groomed up and ready for a busy couple of weekends.

    Skiings been excellent, a little bit of rain doesnt hurt either, he said. We can certainly tolerate a little bit of rain right now, weve got enough snow up there and that actually makes the skiing good because its not icy.

    We had big crowds out Saturday morning, he said, noting that Saturday mornings are when the club holds les-sons, for both kids and adults, and the rental shack and caf is open.

    The hut is also open Sunday after-noon.

    When I left on Sunday, at almost 4:30, there were still 25 cars in the parking lot. Lots of new people too, [their] first time at the club.

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  • Northern Sentinel, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 3

    Kitimats popu-lation grew one per cent from 8,367 in 2013 to 8,452 in 2014, according to estimates from BC Stats.

    Kitimat joined the rural areas of the Kitimat-Stikine Regional District in population growth.

    In that area, which would in-clude Lakelse area, Thornhill and the rural area surround-ing Terrace as well as the region run-ning north to Dease Lake and east to the Hazeltons, the pop-ulation grew from 16,382 in 2011 to 18,098 in 2014.

    Terrace itself declined in popu-lation in the same period. Just from 2013 to 2014 the drop from 11,458 to 11,265 people rep-resents a decline of 1.7 per cent.

    Expectations of population increases tied to the potential for an LNG indus-try in the northwest notwithstanding, the population of Prince Rupert has also de-clined.

    BC Stats reports that Prince Ruperts population dropped 2.9 per cent from 12,275 people in 2013 to 11,918 peo-ple in 2014.

    The population in Smithers also de-clined by one per cent between 2013 when 5,246 people lived there to 2014 when 5,103 people lived there.

    Prince Rupert, Smithers and Ter-race were among the top 10 munici-palities of more than 5,000 to experience the greatest per-centage population drops from 2013 to 2014.

    Provincial stat-isticians base their population projec-tions using the 2011 federal census and making adjustments by using data such as the number of residential hydro hook ups.



    Al Martin speaks to Kitimat-area hunters at an informational meeting January 17.

    Hunters encouraged to go on offensiveCameron Orr

    Approximately 50 of Kitimats area hunters turned out for an informational meeting hosted by the BC Wildlife Federation on January 17.

    At the meeting, Al Martin, director of stra-tegic initiatives, encouraged hunters to connect with their MLA and with members of the gov-ernment in order to encourage the government to back down from a proposed shift in the hunting allocation policy in the province.

    The meeting was mostly informational, with Martin providing background to the alloca-tion policy in the province which he said goes back to 2004, and which resulted in a policy the BCWF supported in 2007.

    However, said Martin, since then hes seen an erosion of resident hunter opportunity,

    The increase in the share of guide permits to hunt moose, grizzly bear and other restricted animals in limited-entry hunting areas of B.C. totals 618 hunting opportunities across the province per year, says a statement from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

    Based on the success rate of hunts for dif-ferent species, this model represents a transfer of approximately 186 animals from residents to guides.

    Its a backwards transition in favour of non-resident hunters, given its resident hunt-ers which have increased over the past 10 years, says the BCWF.

    Martin said that the amount of resident hunt-ers in B.C. has gone up 20 per cent from 85,000 to 102,000 over the last decade.

    Non-resident hunters, by contrast, are down 30 per cent, from 6,500 to 4,500.

    Kitimats Mike Langegger, who is the North-west Fish and Wildlife Conservation Associa-tion (NFWCA) chairman, spoke at the meeting as well, saying he finds the shift in allocations very upsetting and spoke highly of the social and family aspect of hunting which gets put at risk from the changes benefitting non-residents.

    Skeena MLA Robin Austin calls the pro-posed changes, at the heart, a shift to privatize

    a public resource, and said its vital that every BCWF member get angry.

    Austin was at this meeting as well, but had said the week before to the Sentinel that the NDP is on the BCWFs side, and the issue will come up in the House when it goes back in to session in February.

    The BCWF is also calling for hunting al-locations to be legislated by B.C., rather than through policy which has the potential to fre-quently change. - Files from Tom Fletcher

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    pany has kept mum on any specific dates, Rio Tinto, in its fourth quarter operations re-port, says Kitimats modernization will be done in the first half of 2015.

    Aluminium pro-duction in 2014 was broadly in line with

    2013, despite the clo-sure of Shawinigan in November 2013 and the partial shutdown at Kitimat, which contin-ues to prepare for full commissioning of the modernized smelter during the first half of 2015, read the com-panys report, released January 19.

    The 2015 comple-tion comes one year later than the company predicted when they first announced mod-ernization at the tail end of 2011. Michel Lamarre, RTAs project director for the mod-ernization at that time, had said first metal in the new smelter would

    be poured in the first half of 2014. (Sentinel, December 7, 2011.)

    At the time the project was slated to cost $2.7 billion as well, but that too has changed. In financial results posted last year, Rio Tinto said the proj-ect was now projected to cost $4.8 billion.

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    Nordic club seeks groomerCameron Orr

    The Snow Valley Nordic Ski Club has Kiti-mat Councils support as they seek grants from the Prince Rupert Port Authority.

    The club is seeking money to replace the clubs trail grooming machine at their Onion Lake ski trails.

    The District of Kitimat has already set aside $75,000 in a reserve fund for the club to buy the product, which comes in addition to any other fun-draising the club has been successful in obtaining.

    In this instance the club requires letters of support from communities which benefit from the Onion Lake ski trails.

    Club President Dan McElheron said that the new groomer is the right choice for our ski club, he said.

    When the club takes possession it will be a three-year-old unit, and with the expected usage by the club he said it should keep working for about 20 years.

    It is currently grooming alpine slopes in Lake Louise, he said. It has the horse power needed to deal with our coastal snow conditions where wet heavy snow is common.

    The machine can also handle icy conditions, he said, and can break up ice up to 14 inches thick, converting it to a nice, groomed snow.

    At the January 19 council meeting, Kitimats Director of Leisure Services Martin Gould said the overall cost of the unit, given its used condi-tion, may cost in the ball park of $250,000.

    The machine is expected to arrive in the clubs hands by September this year.

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  • 4 Northern Sentinel, Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    Talk is cheap, or so they say. These days, Im not so sure.

    Not long ago, there was a Cana-dian political fuss about Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau missing work in the House to give pro table speak-ing engagements to groups willing and able to pay for his time to expand on his opinions.

    Trudeaus speaking dates over these past few years were looked at and an ethical debate ensued about the just under $300,000 Trudeau had earned in three years, outside his MP-leaders salaries, to give lectures.

    It all ended rather limply, as Trudeau agreed to pay back about $800 in certain expenses hed claimed from the public purse while being out of the House speaking to willing, wealthy audiences.

    The practice, while not illegal, brought him censure from some of his Commons colleagues and former Lib-eral leadership rivals. He even offered to repay charities their fees, but virtu-

    ally all refused.Really, as I say, it was all small

    potatoes, a storm in a teacup, espe-cially here in Canada.

    Take former U.S. President and Secretary of State, Bill and Hilary Clinton. When Hilary Clinton left her position as Secretary of State, her hus-band, Bill, the former president, had received some $105 million in fees for delivering over 540 speeches, mostly to Wall Street banks and other nan-cial services rms, which recruited the former president for over 100 of these speeches and paid him $19.6 million.

    Hilary is no piker herself in prof-iting from the rubber chicken circuit.

    The Washington Post reports that Hil-ary Clintons average speaking fee tops $200,000.

    The former Secretary of State sometimes waives fees for charitable black tie society affairs.

    For a speech earlier this year to students and faculty at the University of California at Los Angeles, she was paid $300,00, the money coming from a private trust established by Scope In-dustries CEO Meyer Luskin to fund a lecture series at the school.

    Two years ago, the UCLA paid Bill Clinton $250,000 for another speech. The paper also noted Mrs. Clinton has scored at least $1 million this year in fees for speeches at the University at Buffalo, Colgate Uni-versity, and Hamilton College in New York.

    There appears to be some pretty good money available for an entertain-ing speaker or especially a celebrity chit-chatterer.

    Continued on page 8

    Talk just is not cheap anymore

    Round upIt seems like its been a busy week around here.

    From hunters angry at new allocations to our own council split amusingly right down the middle of the table itself on what monies to spend on proj-ects, its hard to pick out a single issue of note.

    So, as my headline here suggests, Im just going to do a round-up of thoughts on the things that have happened.

    So lets begin with council and their budgets.There were some pre-approvals up for debate

    when our councillors met on Monday. Just as back-seat drivers are the bane of actual drivers, allow me to be the backseat council member for this run through.

    If it were me up there (I say with a mighty, pompous air) Id be on their side on the matter of not approving the buildings assessment, which I re-ported on page one. Not that I dont nd such a proj-ect useful but given the assessment is going to take a long-term look at our publicly-owned facilities, a long-term plan isnt necessarily time sensitive.

    The mayor pointed out that regardless if any new projects arrive in Kitimat, the buildings in town will age. However my take is that we might have a dif-ferent building plan if a project happens or not.

    That said, the plan to resurface Haisla Boulevard I would support. Sure its over a million dollars, but I take engineerings side for this.

    Its the main road, it just has to get the attention, and its just painfully clear to me that the work is going to have to get done, whether they start off now or later. If starting that process now means we save some money on inevitable spending, well it seems wrong not to.

    Switching gears to the hunting subject, I cant really add too much to the topic speci cally seeing as my hunting abilities consist of pointing at items at the deli, but when the BC Wildlife Federation came to town the other week one of the suggested ways hunters were encouraged to make noise was among things like contacting government repre-sentatives write letters to the editor. If local hunt-ers want to raise more awareness on the subject, my inbox is standing by.

    And nally, just following up on the gloomy un-certainty I left people with last week with the articles from experts not entirely convinced LNG was on its way, a little bit of optimism just to make us all feel slightly better: The Financial Post ran a story quot-ing a banking analyst saying B.C. may only be fac-ing, realistically, two of the many LNG proposals.

    The good news, though, is those two projects are both in Kitimat. The LNG Canada venture, the analyst says, may be set to begin in 2021, while Chevrons Kitimat LNG could follow in 2023. Its in a reverse order than I would expect, but what do I know, Im not an analyst.

    Cameron Orr

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    From one chief to another: Ross supports NikalOpen letter to Morice-town Chief Councillor, Barry Nikal.Dear Sir,

    The Haisla, like your band, has had to make hard decisions regarding economic development wheth-er it was forestry or natural gas pipelines. As Chief Councillors our responsibility to our communities was and always has been to do what we think is best for our members whether that be a job, training or just help with their future.

    We felt helpless under the Indian act, and treaty was not

    delivering what was promised, to get us out of poverty, leaving us begging for more mon-ey from Ottawa.

    Personally, I know what youre going through. It may feel like you and your sup-porters are being out-numbered, but you are not. Fifteen of your neighboring First Na-tions have made the same tough decisions and do support you and your community.

    In talking with you over the years, I am confident in your integrity and character and I truly believe you care for your people.

    At times, you may feel alone, but you are not. There are a number of First Nation lead-ers that are facing the same tough decisions to try to build a future.

    The Haisla still foresee some hard times ahead for our nation, but making the best strategic decisions with what we have now is necessary in order to keep moving forward.

    Congratulations on your progress.

    Sincerely,Ellis Ross

    Haisla Nation Chief Councillor,


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    Bypass road is needed: WalkerThe District of Kitimat can do whatever

    work it needs to maintain the towns main thoroughfare Haisla Boulevard, but the rav-ages of time and traffic is a symptom of a larger problem.

    Thats the view of councillor Larry Walker as the council debated pre-budget approvals for a number of engineering pro-posals, among them a road maintenance plan for Haisla Boulevard which comes pegged at $1.15 million.

    The engineering department ultimately didnt get their pre-approval, but, like coun-cils debate on building assessments (page 1) not without a split down the centre of the council table.

    Edwin Empindo, Larry Walker and Mario Feldhoff voted against pre-approv-ing that spending, and the spending on the Kingfisher and Nalabila walkways, while Rob Goffinet, Claire Ratte and Phil Ger-

    muth supported the spending.Part of engineerings case for needing

    a pre-approval is that sending the projects to tender earlier in the year usually results in more competitive pricing that is, its cheaper for the town. To wait for the budget as a whole could bump the costs up higher.

    Director of Engineering Tim Gleig said its been about 18 years since this particular bit of work has been done, which encom-passes surfacing Haisla Boulevard from the pedestrian overpass to Haisla Bridge.

    Feldhoff said he felt rushed in making a decision now on the program, and wanted to see it in the context of the whole budget later.

    Ratte meanwhile agreed with the de-

    partments assessment that the town could be losing money by holding off a decision.

    Perhaps the most strongly worded opinion on the matter, however, came from Walker.

    This is a symptom of a disease, he said, referring to the lack of an industrial bypass in to Kitimat.

    We need an industrial bypass, he said, before Kitimat gets faced with another mega project.

    Gleig had explained that the District has to frequently come back to arterial roads due to their traffic.

    It is our main arterial and unfortunate-ly, right or wrong, we always have to return to our arterials because of the heavy loading we have on them, and thats certainly not going to go down if these projects have [fi-nal investment decisions], he said.

    Walker added that the trouble with road

    maintenance is visible on the highway too with the grooves left by trucks which cause large hazards in poor weather.

    Again, thats not our responsibility but this is a symptom, he said.

    Germuth clarified that industries in Kit-imat do pay a large amount of taxes which goes to maintaining things like roadways.

    On the topic of the walkways, which also sought pre-approval for $850,000 for Nalabila and Kingfisher, Walker said while theres a chance prices might go up, he says prices could go down as well with the price of oil being so low and doesnt see the rush to get pre-approvals. It did not pass either.

    Engineering project pre-approvals which did pass include a new Slope Master grass cutter at $80,000, sanitary trestle re-pairs at $150,000, expansion of the cemetery for $115,000, and a water intake emergency power supply replacement for $100,000.

    Kitimat projects that received their moneyElaborating on the projects

    receiving their pre-approvals from the story at top, the Slope Master grass cutter is being paid for from a self-financing replacement fund. Engineering staff said they will provide a full five-year plan for their equipment later in budget processes but needed to get going on replacing this unit due to its age and condition.

    The cemetery expansion in-cluded development of Section C. The engineering report says the cemetery must be expanded to provide additional interment plots. Pre-approval was sought for the same reason as other projects, to keep prices competitive. The estimated $115,000 project in-cludes connection to water servic-es to the next phase of the Forest Hill Heights development next to

    the cemetery. Existing service to the area, the report notes, will be lost due to development of lands across the highway, between For-est Avenue and Kitamaat Village Road.

    The other major project, the $100,000 water intake emergency power supply, will secure the wa-ter systems in the event of power outages. Right now if power goes out the water system can only deliver half of the average daily demand, which is less than 20 per cent of the maximum daily demand.

    Rhe emergency pump is natu-ral gas powered, and is over 40 years old.

    The pre-approved monies will go to reviewing the power needs of a new pump and to eventually have one installed.

    In an age of technical marvel, still no sound from local meetingsDear Sir,

    Did you know that these days you could: walk on the moon, fly to Mars, fly around the world in no time flat, e-mail, text, tweet, Twitter, etc., hack into anyones com-puter if you know how, talk to someone on the other side of the world in a matter of sec-onds, watch the news on TV as it is happening.

    But...Can you get sound and a

    picture on your TV of the Kit-

    imat council meetings once a month?

    Well, that my friends, is not possible.

    So far we have not been able to hear and sometimes see the new council in action.

    I remember the days (yes Im almost that old) when we thought Charlie Chaplin was funny but our council is going to have to improve their act-ing skills much more to make these Monday nights enter-taining.

    I and many others are to-tally frustrated with this.

    It started when the old council was on so it is not something new.

    Yes, some of us are in-terested in what is happening in our community and dont think a big flashing sign is the solution.

    Turn on the sound.Yes, Im still watching

    and listening (or at least try-ing.)

    Roma Burnett

    This is a symptomof a disease.

  • Cameron OrrIn Phil Germuths first real excursion

    out of Kitimat in an official capacity, the mayor tackled affordable housing, pressed for information from liquefied natural gas (LNG) proponents, and took in a brief overview of the future of First Nations rec-onciliation.

    Small stuff, really.This took place in Prince George at the

    Premiers Natural Resources Forum, which ran through the early part of last week, and Germuth gave an almost exhausting list of important knowledge gleaned over just a few days.

    A presentation on the topic of First Na-tion reconciliation was among Germuths highlights.

    One of the real things that came out of that was more than the federal govern-ment or the provincial government, its re-ally municipal governments that have to start that, he said on the reconciliation process.

    Germuth and Kitimats Chief Admin-istrative Officer Ron Poole met with Haisla Nation Chief Councillor Ellis Ross during the event as well.

    Ross was there speaking on a panel about First Nations issues.

    Germuth is aware relationship build-

    ing is not a quick process.Its nothing thats ever going to hap-

    pen overnight.You have to build trust. Things have

    been done so wrong for so long, so its nothing youre going to change overnight, he said.

    Ross told the Sentinel following the forum that he sees the early work begin-ning on rebuilding the relationship with the District of Kitimat but agrees its a long process.

    He said over his term on council hes seen a lot of success working with indus-tries and the province directly but work with municipalities hasnt materialized.

    Ive heard that talk before from previ-ous District of Kitimat councils, he said. It cant just be a relationship built on words and talk. Its got to have substance.

    However on the other issue of recon-ciliation being a responsibility of munici-palities as well, Ross hasnt seen that per-spective before.

    To be honest Ive never considered it

    that way, and that was the first time Ive ever heard that type of statement, he said.

    The suggestion came from a speaker from the MacDonald-Laurier Institute. Ross said he highly respects the work from the Institute but was surprised.

    Nobody really knows what reconcili-ation means, theres no definition, no real practice or policy around it, said Ross.

    Its one of those terms that gets thrown around a lot but when you ask someone ex-actly what it means...nobody knows.

    Beyond the topic of relationship build-ing it was several packed days of network-ing and information for Kitimats mayor.

    On the topic of LNG it being a nat-ural resources forum after all Germuth said he did talk to representatives from several companies, sharing concern on the low price of oil, and talked to Chevron specifically about community murmur that theres been little work done on the project lately.

    The answer, he said, was the com-pany had slowed down with the arrival of Woodside Petroleum taking on the stake from Apache, and that transition means time is required to re-organize, resulting in that slowdown in work.

    As for the price of oil, Germuth heard that projects are built for the long term,

    and not on the price of oil and any one time.

    Thats the same message Poole took as well.

    Poole said it had been six years since he went to this forum and its doubled in size in that time.

    With LNG the topic he was most con-cerned with he said he enjoyed a minis-ters take on the subject.

    [A] federal minister said it best, he said LNG is like the Marsha Brady of the resource world. She has everything going for her. said Poole.

    But what was good to hear, prevalent throughout [the forum]...was regardless of the oil prices, they still felt some of these projects were going.

    Forums like these help municipali-ties like Kitimat keep in the loop on what could be coming in the near future, and in turn keeps them prepared.

    You always hear people say oh, Kiti-mat doesnt know whats going to hit it.

    We actually do know whats going to hit us and we know were going to be busy, and we know were going to be rush-ing, but I think in many senses theres a lot that were doing right now trying to draw that picture as best as possible, he said. Were trying to do the best we can.

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    Continued from page 1Shoplifting per-

    haps saw the most dramatic rise, finish-ing 2014 with 19 files, against just six in 2013.

    From that 19, four were food-related items, and five were to do with liquor. The remaining files were a mish-mash of various products.

    Harrison said for the most part the shoplifting files are all being done by the same people, a group of about four or five people.

    The same three or four [people], and theyre people from in town, he said.

    Sexual assaults were up to 18, more than the 14 from 2013. Harrison explained in his presentation to council that investiga-tions resulted in 11 of those cases being un-substantiated.

    For thefts over $5,000, there were four for the year, how-ever two files involved relatives while another involved a landlord dispute.

    For files that have dropped, there were 10 fewer threats against people this year, at 86 for the year. Common assaults are also down,

    to 185 from 220.Assault with a

    weapon or causing bodily harm also went

    down, to 26 from 34 the year prior.

    Business break and enters were down,

    11 files in 2014, and residential break ins dropped to from 45 to 31.


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  • Cameron OrrIt was announced

    late Friday that the Moricetown First Na-tions band have joined the First Nations Lim-ited Partnership.

    That partnership is a benefits agreement for First Nations which would be affected by the Pacific Trail Pipe-line proposal, which is the natural gas line that would supply the proposed Kitimat LNG project by Chevron and Apache (soon to be Woodside Petroleum.)

    The Moricetown band held a series of meetings in recent weeks to determine the communitys feelings about joining the part-nership. It was seem-ingly not a unanimous feeling ahead of the of-ficial announcement on January 23.

    The decision of the Moricetown First Nation band council to join the [FNLP] is one that we warmly welcome, said FNLP Chairman Bob Rae in a media release. It means 16 First Nations along the proposed Pacific Trail Pipeline route are partners in a unique approach that combines environmen-tal stewardship, exten-sive jobs, procurement, and other economic benefits.

    The FNLP repre-sents the only natural gas pipeline in B.C. which would serve an LNG facility that has such agreements.

    The partnership means that the par-ticipating First Nations will receive up to $550 million in financial benefits over the life of the PTP project, which includes a $10 million a year benefit for the operating life of the

    pipeline from the prov-ince itself.

    Skills training and contracting is another benefit under the FNLP agreement.

    [We] look for-

    ward to building the Pacific Trail Pipeline with First Nations in a manner that places the highest priority on protecting people and the environment, said

    Chevron President Jeff Lehrmann in a news re-lease.

    Member nations have already received $17 million in pay-ments.

    Training programs have also been under-taken already for 1,600 First Nations through the PTP Aboriginal Skills to Employment Partnership.

    First Nations em-ployment represents about 54 per cent of early works construc-tion on the PTP pipe-line.

    $245 million in

    construction contracts have also been awarded to FNLP members.

    Rae calls the FNLP an innovative model for industry and First Nation engagement.

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  • Cameron OrrThe Kitimat RCMP detach-

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    Five car accidents on Janu-ary 16 between Kitamaat Vil-lage Road and the Kitimat River Bridge were reported, police say-ing road conditions were the cul-prit. While unfortunate, the situ-ation was a result of rain causing icy, slippery conditions, which happened even as expectations were that temperatures were sup-posed to be going up.

    They were all saying the

    temperatures were supposed to be climbing, and for some rea-son that one spot got a pocket of freezing rain which we didnt ex-pect, said Harrison.

    Overall though the detach-ment says the contractor has done well.

    Theyve been pretty good this year as far as were aware.

    Nechako Northcoasts Peter Lansdowne said a highway check in that area just a couple of hours earlier didnt indicate the condi-tions that would come.

    We had been through there only a couple of hours before just to check road temperatures and weather conditions and every-thing was good, he said. Things can be fairly volatile. We werent far away from the site at the time

    it occurred but there was no in-dication where the crews were working that that was taking place.

    Rapidly changing road con-

    ditions, such as the freezing event that happened on January 16, can be a fact of life and people should be cautious when on the road.

    People should always be on

    guard for changing road condi-tions.

    Nechako Northcoast does follow a scheduled patrol to check on road conditions, he said.

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    Shown here is a Snowcat which Nechako Northcoast has called in to clear a large snow fall. Even without snow, the company has challenges with ice. Black Press file photo 2012

    Back-to-back accidents from unforeseen freezing

    Continued from page 1The report to council noted that the assess-

    ment should be completed in the summer before any sales or renovations of municipal buildings.

    Some councillors remained on polar oppo-sites of the debate, Ratte for instance in total dis-agreement.

    For Ratte, she preferred to see the work done now.

    She believes a lot of District buildings need work and saw value in getting a study done on them now.

    Larry Walker sided with Feldhoff in the mat-

    ter, saying hed prefer to put the money straight in to brick and morter improvements rather than studies, which he believed would end with coun-cil being told things we already know.

    Back to the opposite end of the table, Rob Goffinet countered that the anecdotal under-standing of buildings needs in Kitimat is not an objective way to look at buildings needs.

    Germuth also added that even if there are no final investment decisions made on LNG projects in Kitimat, local buildings will still need to be replaced regardless, and this study will help the council plan for that work.

    Premier Christy Clark stands by government LNG forecastTom Fletcher

    Premier Christy Clark says the sud-den drop in oil and gas prices might delay her governments push for liquefied natural gas exports, but she is sticking to her lat-est prediction of three LNG export facilities in B.C. by 2020.

    In a speech to the annual Truck Loggers Association conven-tion in Victoria Thurs-

    day, Clark put a brave face on the global skid in energy markets and emphasized the

    need for more forestry workers.

    As she did the pre-vious day at a natural resources forum in Prince George, Clark mentioned her govern-ments tentative plan to place ads at Fort Mc-Murray airport urging B.C. workers to come home for job open-ings expected here as oil sands operations slow down.

    Retirements and

    a recovery in the U.S. housing market will open up thousands of jobs in the forest indus-try, which will com-pete with LNG devel-opments for equipment operators and other skilled workers, Clark told logging company executives.

    Optimism for LNG is harder to find in the current world market, with some analysts saying U.S.

    gas exports are not competitive based on current price forecasts and competition from cheap oil.

    A surge of new shale gas supply from the U.S. and other countries was already driving down LNG

    prices before crude oil dropped below $50 a barrel in recent weeks.

    The price drop prompted the Canadi-an Association of Oil-well Drilling Contrac-tors to downgrade its 2015 forecast for rig

    activity by 36 per cent this week.

    The association was forecasting near-ly 11,000 oil and gas wells to be completed in Western Canada this year, but has cut that to 6,600 because of the price drop.

    Christy Clark

    Continued from page 4There are many websites

    that facilitate clubs, organiza-tions, corporation, universities and others to find speakers, ex-pert or celebrity on many sub-jects. Look through a few and youll find that, very clearly, talk is not cheap. Indeed it can be, as weve seen, darned expensive.

    These website organiza-tions will help their clients find athletes, authors, comedians, and musicians, celebrity chefs, nutritionists, and mixologists, business leaders, political per-sonalities, and other motiva-

    tional speakers for shared fees ranging from reasonable to ridiculous. One lists fees start-ing at $5,000 rising rapidly to $200,000 and sometimes as high at half a million dollars for overseas gigs. Talk about rock singer earnings.

    I read through some of the bumpf from The Celebrity Source, a website that offers access to over 10,000 celebri-ties from film, television, music, sports and fashion, plus influ-encers and experts in a variety of fields. They include a volumi-nous list from Arnold Schwar-

    zenegger, Wayne Gretzky, Jack Nicholson and Pamela Ander-son, but some of the names of celebrities they have worked with offer a couple on painful-sounding names, like Muham-mad Ali, known to be suffering seriously from Parkinsons dis-ease and who is reported almost totally unable to speak, and Bob Hope, who has been dead since 2003. Now that would be a comeback.

    They are not very forthcom-ing in pricing - the cost of hir-ing a celebrity is unpredictable.

    No doubt.

  • Northern Sentinel, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 9

    Two seek Conservative nodA Terrace resident says hes in the running for

    the Conservative Party of Canada nomination in the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding for this years federal election.

    Tyler Nesbitt, 31, is a manager with Nechako Northcoast, the company with the provincial road maintenance contract in the area.

    I believe that most people across the North-west have an ideology similar to mine: scally conservative and socially moderate, said Nesbitt in a release, adding he might be called a compas-sionate conservative.

    Born and raised in Prince Rupert, Nesbitt has lived in Terrace since 2009.

    He has a B.A. in anthropology from UBC and is a French immersion graduate from the Prince

    Rupert school district. Nesbitts married and has three children.

    Nesbitt joins Vanderhoof teacher Gerald Caron in the contest for the Conservative nomina-tion. Caron announced his candidacy last fall.

    The Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding, which in-cludes Kitimat, stretches from Haida Gwaii and the north coast to the east where it does not in-clude Vanderhoof but does include Fort St. James.

    The riding has been held since 2004 by New Democrat Nathan Cullen who claimed 53 per cent of the vote in the last federal election held in 2011.

    This years federal election is scheduled for October but there is speculation Prime Minister Stephen Harper might want to hold it in the spring instead.

    More Calgary options at YXTThe Kitimat-Terrace re-

    gional airport has another air-line ying directly to Calgary starting this summer.

    Westjet announced it will be adding a new non-stop daily ight May 3 from Calgary to Terrace through its regional air-line Westjet Encore.

    For this ight, Westjet will use the Bombardier Q400 Next-Gen aircraft, which is the same plane it is using right now to y in and out of the airport, said Northwest Regional Airport manager Carman Hendry.

    Late last year, Air Canada announced it would be ying nonstop between Terrace and Calgary, starting in June.

    Both airlines had certain times they requested for arrivals and departures and both were

    able to get their rst request, said Hendry.

    Everything t in perfectly for these routes and I think its pretty good timing, he said, referring to the passenger num-bers that pick up in the summer-time.

    No airport or runway reno-vations or additions have to be made to accommodate Westjets new ight but there are plans for renovations and expansion of the terminal scheduled to start next year, said Hendry.

    The holding area, where people wait before their plane leaves, will be increased by about three times its current size; there will be three gates; the check-in counters will be relocated and the area to lineup will be made bigger to relieve

    congestion, said Hendry.When people check in, they

    will also check their baggage, which will go through security at that time and theyre done with it, he added.

    There will be a separate area for people to go through secu-rity before boarding the plane.

    If a vendor can be found, a food kiosk will be added to the waiting area past security, said Hendry.

    The project will go to ten-der next spring and its hoped that construction can start in the summer, he added.

    Construction will mean adding about 30 per cent more space to the terminal and mak-ing changes to about 80 per cent of what is there now, said Hen-dry.

    January 26 - onwardsFrom 1 to 3 p.m. the Zone 10 of the B.C. Seniors Games Society will be taking memberships for 2015. Registration is at the Kiti-mat Seniors Centre. For more info call Bill Whitty at 250-632-2710, or Margaret Ferns at 250-632-2862.January 28The Snow ake Community Fairgrounds Society is host-ing their 2015 Annual General Meeting at 7 p.m. at the Tami-tik meeting room. For more info e-mail snow akefairgrounds@gmail.comFebruary 5Kitimat Art Club. Pen & Ink Bring materials relevant to pen & ink, and a reference photo such as a landscape with various values. Kitimat Art Club meets in Rm 103 at MEMSS. More info contact Katherine Johnsen at 250-632-6888.February 5Kitimat Multicultural Society regular meeting at the Kitimat General Hospital Cafeteria at 7 p.m. For more info call Ray-mond Raj at 250-632-4006.OngoingKITIMAT QUILTERS GUILD:

    If you are interested in join-ing the Kitimat Quilters Guild please contact Aileen Ponter at 250-632-6225 or Janet Mal-nis at 250-632-7387 for further info.EVERY THURSDAY, the Kiti-mat Pottery Guild meets in the Riverlodge arts wing, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Interested in play-ing with clay? All experience levels welcome. For more info-call Anne at 250-632-3318.THE KITIMAT Public Library offers the highly engaging Mother Goose StoryTime for pre-schoolers Monday morn-ings from 10:30 -11:15 .am. Please register for this free pro-gram.HEALTHY BABIES drop in is held every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kitimat Child Development Center. They welcome families through-out pregnancy and up to one year (older siblings welcome). Come meet other parents and infants over light refreshments with support from the CDC staff and a Public Health Nurse. For more info call 250-632-3144.CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE Family Fun Spot

    Drop-In Mondays and Wednes-days, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Fridays 1 to 3 p.m. Ages 0-5 welcome. A Great place for families to meet over coffee and toys! Contact 250-632-3144 for more info.KITIMAT FIBRE ARTS GUILD: Interested in knitting, spinning, weaving, or any other bre? For more info please call Maureen at 250-632-5444.KITIMAT MULTIPLE SCLE-ROSIS - I have M.S. but M.S. does not have me. You are not alone, male or female, and the Kitimat M.S. group would like to be here for you. Total con -dentiality. For more info contact Mary at 250-639-6016.AGLOW of Kitimat - All are welcome at our Care Group and Bible Study for men and wom-en, singles or married, every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. For info please phone Brenda at 250-632-1616. PRAYER Canada Kitimat meets weekly on Tuesday at noon at Northwest Community College. All are welcome to pray for our town, province, and country. Please contact Lesley for info at 250-632-4554.

    Coming Events

    The Kitimat Midget reps Winterhawks faced the Prince Rupert Seawolves, hosted in Prince Rupert recently. It was a tightly fought game with a tie at 4-4 with just seven minutes left but the Seawolves edged ahead to 6-4, and held on to that lead in the games dying minutes. Kevin Campbell photo

    Midget Winterhawks


  • 10 Northern Sentinel, Wednesday, January 28, 2015A10 Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Northern Sentinel

    Haisla Nation CouncilHaisla Nation Council has animmediate opening for an:

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    Maintain confidentiality regarding all information related to the children, fami lies, and personnel and fulfill obligations to respect protection of privacy;

    Work cooperatively with the staff team and community resources to support inclusive practice and address the needs of individual children;

    Monitor the child care facility for hazards and take preventative action as required to ensure the child care environment is healthy and safe for all children. Follow the licensing requirements and the centres procedures for maintaining health records, administering medication and first aid. Ensure cleanliness and food safe practices are followed;

    Follow all licensing requirements; Report all accidents, injuries and illnesses to the Pre-School Program Coordinator or designate and record such incidents in the confidential log book and as a reportable incident, as required;

    Report all incidents or alleged incidents of child abuse as required and follow Centre procedures, regional protocols and government legislation;

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    Athletes curl their foes in Kitimat-hosted tourneyEverybody had a good time with

    a joint mens and womens curling tournament at the Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club over the January 17 weekend.

    Past tournaments have histori-cally been conducted separate be-tween Mens and Womens but or-ganizers decided to hold the events together on the same day this time around.

    Teams as far as Smithers came in to Kitimat to take part.

    The Ladies results are as fol-lows:A Event

    1st place Taylor Reese-Han-sen, Micaela Stevenson, Leah An-thony, and Emma Baker

    2nd place Barb Opeim, Che-rie Seppala, Annette Kuhn, and Cynthia Cridge.B Event

    1st place Karina Dzuiba, Laurel DeGoeij, Kathy Leuze, and Mary Frances McIntyre

    2nd place Susi Reese-Han-sen, Bonnie Vienneau, Jamie Dom-reis, and Kim MonteithC event

    1st place Jodi Kucharyshen, Rebecca Kucharyshen, Joan Kucha-ryshen, and Kathy Simpson

    2nd place Hanna Durrant, Mackenzie Domreis,Chelsea Ri-beiro, and Rebecca WhitmellD Event

    1st place Zo Mulder, Margret Koppland, Sylvia Bors, and Anita Vahanikkila

    2nd place Cheryl Wyatt, Sandra Hoffman, Laura Biagioni, and Kezia sinkewicz.

    At press time we had not re-ceived the list of winners from the Mens event.

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    Kitimat Bantam Winterhawks celebrate a winCameron Orr

    Burns Lake may have started things off with a win against the Kitimat boys but they would have to savour it, they wouldnt get another one from us.

    The bantam Win-terhawks boys attended a hockey tournament in the recent weeks in Houston, B.C., the David Brieztke Memo-rial Tournament, and despite a rocky start against rivals Burns Lake, the Kitimat team rallied hard to remain undefeated from then on out and topped out as tournament champi-ons.

    Assistant coach Glen Robinson said from his perspective and from tournament head coach Scott Mac-Gregor it was a good tournament.

    From a coaching standpoint we were really happy with the team, he said. I think the kids got better as the tournament went on.

    Robinson said the key to Burns Lakes early success was their ability to capitalize off of any of Kitimats mistakes, while push-ing the score in their favour early on, mak-ing catching up an up-hill battle.

    Even so, Kitimat learned from that early loss and made up for it with a string of wins, leading to a second match against Burns Lake in the finals.

    In that final Kiti-mat had an early lead, and were up 2-0 when Burns Lake came back heavy to make it 2-3.

    They had us

    The Kitimat Bantam Winterhawks celebrating a tournament victory in Houston, B.C. Kim Fowler

    The rink of Taylor Reese-Hansen, Micaela Stevenson, Leah Anthony, and Emma Baker, which won first place in the A Event.

    pretty worried, he said, even as the game ended in Kitimats

    favour 5-3.Team manager

    Bento Pedro says fol-

    lowing the teams first match against Burns Lake they faced the

    host team Houston, winning that 4-3.

    Kitimat did even

    better against Fraser Lake next, finishing 5-2.