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Heart of our City: Sam Bryant
Port-related employment grows
Rainmakers dominate Masset
Pirates take over Lester Centre
HONOURING THE FALLENHONOURING THE FALLEN
Shaun Thomas / The Northern ViewPrince Rupert RCMP members, along with other emergency personnel, march down Third Avenue West on Jan. 26 to honour Const. David Wynn who was murdered during a routine traffi c stop in St. Albert, Alberta on Jan. 17.
Alaskans postpone ferry dock upgrades
BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
Prince Rupert found itself in the middle of an international incident last week as the Canadian government took aim at what it sees as protectionism by the U.S. government when it came to an approximately $15 million upgrade to the Alaska ferry terminal.
As a taxpayer-funded body, the Alaskan government was required to adhere to Buy America legislation that would have required all of the steel for thedock upgrades to come from the United States. But since the terminal rested on land owned by the Canadian government and administered by the Prince Rupert Port Authority, Minister of International Trade Ed Fast said that simply would not be allowed to happen.
We have been clear: The application of protectionist Buy America provisions on
Canadian soil is unacceptable and an affront to Canadian sovereignty, he said in a statement on Jan. 19.
Buy America provisions deny both countries companies and communities the clear benefits that arise from our integrated supply chain and our commitment to freer and more open trade. We call upon our American friends to join with us to end the harm such policies are doing within our shared North American economy.
While the State of Alaska could have asked for a waiver of the clause in this case, it declined
to do so, leading to the Canadian government to sign an order under the rarely-used Foreign Extraterritorial Measures Act to secure Canadas right to prevent compliance with the Buy America provisions for this project. The result was the State of Alaska cancelling plans to move forward with the upgrades at this time.
The decision puts at-risk a $15 million investment in the area, but Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain said he is confident the project will move ahead at a later date.
I talked to Minister Ed Fast, I talked to the deputy chief of staff for the Governor of Alaska and Ive talked with MP Nathan Cullen ... the assessment I have is all parties know how this will affect things on the ground in Prince Rupert. I think once the election is over in the fall, the Alaska government will re-release the call for bids because they do feel this is an issue in an election year, he said
The cancellation of the bid The cancellation of the bid process ... should be a major process ... should be a major
- Scott Farwell- Scott Farwell
Multi-million dollar project sparks international incident
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Rupert population on the decline
BY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
The population of Prince Rupert took a drop in 2014 and is now the lowest it has been in four years, according to the latest figures from BC Stats.
The agencys population estimates put Prince Ruperts population at 11,918, down 2.9 cent from the 12,275 estimate for 2013. That number puts Prince Rupert at the top of the list when it comes to year-over-year population declines in municipalities over 5,000, just ahead of Smithers at 2.7 per cent. The current population estimate is down even further compared to 2011 when BC Stats estimated 12,802 people called the city home, a drop of 884 people over the past four years.
Im not concerned about the decline, were just going to focus on attracting a new industrial tax base ... I think this is a good indication that Prince Rupert needs to start saying yes to more things, said Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain, adding a declining population doesnt mean fewer people on the streets.
There is a lot of transient people,
a shadow population, working in areas related to the LNG industry so it is tough for people to feel a population decline ... there are a lot of people renting and the hotels are full, so I would estimate there are significantly more people in town.
But Prince Rupert isnt alone in seeing year-over-year declines. BC Stats estimates the population of Port Edward was also the lowest it has been in four years in 2014, sitting at 536 compared to a high of 554 in 2013 equal to a 3.4 per cent decline. Terraces population is also estimated to be at a four-year low of 11,265, down from a high of 11,688 in 2011.
Its a different story on Haida Gwaii, where BC Stats estimates minor population increases in all communities.
It is a good indication It is a good indication that Prince Rupert that Prince Rupert
needs to start saying needs to start saying yes to more things.yes to more things.
- Lee Brain- Lee Brain
Brain said he plans to raise the topic when leaders from the region get together later this year.
When the Southeast Alaska Conference comes up I will be hosting a Mayors Forum to see if we can come together with one voice on this and other subjects, he said.
However, the cancellation of the project at this time did not sit well with those in the tourism industry.
The cancellation of the bid process on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry terminal in Prince Rupert should be a major concern for both local residents and their community, provincial and national leaders. It appears that politics has clouded Ottawas judgement on an important piece of transportation infrastructure that ultimately benefits our community, Northern B.C. and Canada, wrote Tourism Prince Rupert board chair Scott Farwell in a letter [see
Page A7 for the complete letter]. While the Canadian government touts it as a
threat to Canadas sovereignty, the fact remains that the Americans are the ones paying for the upgradesno Canadian dollars are involved at alland thus deciding what products they want to be used in construction. Is this different than a local homeowner deciding to renovate their home and choose the products they desire? If not, why is it we should feel differently about a ferry operator looking to make an investment in infrastructure at no cost to the Canadian taxpayer?
While some in Alaska, including an editorial published in the Juneau Empire, have pointed to this as a reason to leave Prince Rupert, Brain said he doesnt see that happening.
They have assured me there is no intention to cut Prince Rupert from the route, he said.
Prince Rupert and Alaska have a strong relationship.
Shaun Thomas / The Northern ViewPlans to delay a multi-million dollar dock upgrade is worrying some in the community.
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BY SHAUN THOMASKITKATLA / The Northern View
The Gitxaala Nation of Kitkatla has signed on to support liquefied natural gas pipelines in the Northwest in a deal that could be worth more than $4 million.
Under the terms of the pipeline benefits agreement, the Gitxaala could benefit from construction of both the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project and the Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission pipeline. For the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline, the Gitxaala receive a $308,000 payment upon signing and could receive another $770,000 when pipeline construction begins and a further $770,000 when the pipeline begins operations. The one-time payment for the Westcoast Gas Transmission pipeline is valued at $328,000 with a further $820,000 at the start of both construction and operations.
Gitxaala First Nation welcomes the opportunity to be an active partner of LNG in B.C., said Chief Clarence Innis.
In addition to our pipeline benefits agreements, we look forward to our members further participating in skills training and environmental stewardship opportunities that form part of the comprehensive package being tabled by government.
Others signing benefit agreements last Monday were the Kitselas First Nation near Terrace and the Yekooche First Nation near Fort St. James.
Gitxaala sign benefits dealMore than $4 million
BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
Prince Rupert RCMP are turning to the community in hopes of locating a carved First Nations mask that was stolen earlier this month.
At approximately 8:40 p.m. on Jan. 6, the Prince Rupert RCMP detachment received a complaint regarding a stolen piece of property from the BC Ferries Northern Expedition vessel.
When RCMP arrived at Prince Ruperts BC Ferries terminal they were advised that a carved mask had been taken from the ferry. The traditional piece of First Nations art had been swiped from a display case in an area of the ship that was closed to passengers for several days before the incident occurred.
On Jan. 22, Prince Rupert RCMP issued a release publicizing the theft, asking anyone with information on the incident to contact police.
At this stage of the investigation we are looking to the community of Prince Rupert and surrounding areas to assist in generating any additional leads. This is a unique piece of traditional artwork and we are asking anyone who sees this mask to contact police, said Const. Matt Ericson, spokesperson of the Prince Rupert RCMP.
The investigation into the theft is ongoing, with RCMP asking anyone with information to call the detachment at 250-627-0700 or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Northern Expedition struck by theft
RCMP / Special to The Northern ViewPrince Rupert RCMP are seeking the publics assistance in locating this mask, which was stolen earlier this month.
Carved mask stolen from ferryCarved mask stolen from ferry
BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
The Prince Rupert Airport (YPR) terminal may be in rough shape now, but by summers end it will be completely redone.
While it appears little has been done since the first phase of the renovation project started in late July, a lot of progress has been made.
Richard Reed, manager of the Prince Rupert Airport, said airport users can expect all of the work to be completed as early as July, September at the latest.
So far in the first phase of renovations the south end of the terminal has been gutted up to the washrooms, with all of the walls being removed. Additionally, some structural and foundation work had to be done to bring the building up to code.
Work to update and reroute water, sewer and electrical lines in the terminal is underway both inside and outside of the terminal.
The remaining scope of work in phase one includes constructing new washrooms further down the terminals south end, on the eastern side of the building where administrative offices were formally located, with those offices being moved to the southwest corner of the terminal.
Reed said plumbers will start work to connect water and sewer pipes to the new washrooms location this week.
Also included in phase one will be creating a new baggage claim carousel on the west side of the terminal facing the airport apron and replacing all of the
terminals windows and exterior siding. The final aspect of the first phase is
expanding the security holding room. The windows facing the apron were boarded up when work outside started.
The ground outside of the holding room is being dug up to prepare for laying foundation, with work on water, sewer and electrical lines being done to accommodate the expansion.
It is expected phase one will be complete in May.
The second phase of renovations will start when the new washrooms are operational. In this phase the current washrooms and hallway that leads to them will be removed, creating an open space that will be the main concourse.
The area where you would be claiming your baggage will be open straight across to the other side of the building, Reed explained.
The open concept terminal building will be bright, as the terminals exterior will consist mainly of large windows. To prevent noise from echoing around the terminal, sound reduction panels will be installed on the ceiling.
In the final phase, airline counters and offices will be redone, with an additional space being created.
A new shelter will also be erected outside of the terminals front door during the last stage of renovations.
Originally the Prince Rupert Airport Authority had contracted Victoria-based firm Durwest Construction Management Inc. for the massive renovation project, but in October the authority decided to drop the construction manager and hire general contractor Marcan Construction.
There were a number of reasons, one of which was inadequate communication between them and us and the fact that they were proving to be more expensive and less in tune with our present situation in our community than we anticipated. All of this was leading to a bit of friction, Reed said.
In a small community like this you need local knowledge.
Reed said the authority is in the process of paying Durwest Construction Management the monies due to them to
the end of October.Despite the switch, Reed said the
renovation project is on budget and on schedule.
Marcan has kept everything within the budget by finding solutions to some of the issues that were suggested by engineers and architects, he explained, adding the decision is proving to be a good one.
(Marcan) is hands on, they know the community, they know the suppliers and they can get things done quickly.
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Martina Perry / The Northern ViewTop: Prince Rupert Airport manager Richard Reed holds up a rendering of planned renovations to the terminals exterior.Bottom: Marcans crew is currently digging up the area that the holding room will expand onto, fi xing lines and preparing to lay foundation.
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BY MARTINA PERRYPRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
For Sam Bryant, having a close connection to culture and family is of paramount importance.
Sam was born in Prince Rupert, but grew up in Lax Kwalaams. The Bryant household was a full one, with Herbert and Beatrice being the proud parents of seven boys and four girls.
Being part of a large family during his upbringing was pleasant for Sam.
It wasnt what youd expect for that many people living in a house. It was a lot of fun. There were a lot of jokes, a lot of stories, a lot of pranks and a lot of bugging each other, he laughed.
The Bryant children entertained themselves, coming up with games to play and exploring the village, constantly finding ways to have fun.
We had quite the adventures. Wed run on the beach on the shoreline and in the forest, Sam said.
I was a crazy kid, theres no doubt about that, he laughed.
During the week, Sam ferried to Prince Rupert for school, where he would meet the love of his life.
Sam and Marilyn, his future-wife, went to the same high school and she immediately caught his attention.
I saw her coming down the hall one day ... and said, You see that girl? Im gonna marry her. All my friends laughed at me because I didnt even know who she was, Sam said.
But his prediction turned out to be correct, with the couple marrying three decades ago.
Something Sam struggled with during his teenage years was finding his identity.
The biggest challenge Ive had to overcome in my life was to find myself. I always wanted to be something else ... even when I came to school here it always seemed like I was missing something and wanted something, but didnt know what it was. So I did all these crazy things, he said.
When I think about it, it was just trying to find out who I was.
Although First Nations culture was always present in the Bryant household when Sam was growing up, it wasnt until his early adulthood that he really got in touch with his roots.
My culture is what steered me in the right direction, Sam said.
But he also attributes his successes to the people who stood beside and supported him throughout the years.
Its always the people around you that push you in the right direction, he said.
After graduating high school, Sam lived in Prince Rupert where Marilyn was earning her teaching degree. The couple would give birth to a baby boy while residing in the community, their first of three children.
After Marilyn finished her schooling, the family moved to Lax Kwalaams where Sam became a youth support worker, a job he held for five years.
In Lax Kwalaams the Bryant family continued to grow, welcoming another son and a daughter to the family.
Just as his parents had done when he was growing up, Sam made sure Tsimshian culture was part of his childrens everyday life, teaching them to appreciate their ancestry.
All three of the children were in the Lax Kwalaams Tribal Dancers group with their parents when they were older, with their grandparents also being part of the group.
We were all together. It was quite something, Sam recalled.
When the Museum of Northern B.C. moved to its current location, the Lax Kwalaams Tribal Dancers were invited to perform at the opening celebration. Sam inquired about a job and was eventually hired as the museums artistic director of First Nations culture in the late 90s. The family returned to Prince Rupert, making it their new home.
Sam said he absolutely loves his job at the Museum of Northern B.C., with one of his favourite aspects of the job being facilitating tours for international visitors, educating them about the history and culture of Aboriginal Peoples of the area.
Thats the pride for me, educating people from around the world of who we are, Sam said.
A couple years after moving to Prince Rupert Sam initiated the SmHaalyt Dance Group, which incorporated two of the most important things to him: his culture and family. The group consisted of members of both Sams and Marilyns families, as well as the couples children and grandchildren.
Although the SmHaalyt Dance Group is no longer together, it was a huge source of pride for Sam to have his grandchildren singing and dancing alongside him. It is his hope to instil in them the same appreciation of their heritage that was ingrained in him by his parents.
Sam is thankful for all that his mother and father taught him - things that seemed insignificant at the time but ended up shaping him into the person he is today.
An example is a ritual the late-Herbert Bryant enforced during holiday dinners of getting everyone to stand up and share their thoughts with their family.
We couldnt sit there and not say anything, you had to get up and say something, Sam explained.
The procedure paid off, helping Sam and his siblings become comfortable with public speaking. Sam is a tribal speaker today, often talking on behalf of the Tsimshian Nation at gatherings and events.
Ive started incorporating that with my grandchildren not so long ago, Sam
said. I try to teach them to speak in public
the way I was taught.Sam said he picked up an interest
in cooking from his mother and enjoys experimenting with meals he prepares for his family.
I always loved watching my mom cook, he said.
Even today I try to duplicate her cooking, but it never tastes the same as moms did.
Sam has an abundance of fond memories from his time in Lax Kwalaams. Although he misses the village and its inhabitants, Sam said he intends to stay in Prince Rupert for the long haul.
Ive got my feet settled in Prince Rupert. I love this little town, he said.
Martina Perry / The Northern ViewSam Bryant has been the Museum of Northern British Columbias artistic director of First Nations culture since the late 90s.
Deeply rooted in his cultureDeeply rooted in his culture
My culture is what steered me in the right direction.My culture is what steered me in the right direction.
- Sam Bryant- Sam Bryant
Sam Bryant shares his pride
Its unfortunate that Prince Rupert is going to suffer because people in Ontario hold so much of the popular vote. There surely are other ways of looking
at this recent fiasco with the Alaska Ferry Terminal, but that one is the only one that seems to make any sense.
Why else would a multi-million dollar project that would create more work and pump
hundreds of thousands - if not millions - of dollars into the local economy be postponed or cancelled because of concern about where the steel is going to come from.
Do you, avid reader, care about whether local contractors who support high-paying jobs and have employees that spend their hard-earned money at local
stores use steel from the United States? Do you care whether money for one
component of a multi-faceted project stays in Canada enough to see the rest of the money stay in the proponents pockets?
To be blunt, I certainly dont. And yet our federal government puffed up its
chest in support of the Canadian steel industry to such a large extent that they were willing to make Canadian companies and workers hardened criminals for working on the project.
A company convicted - yes, convicted - of going agains the order by working on the project could face fines up to $1.5 million while individuals could face fines up to $150,000. In both cases, individuals could face up to five years in prison. A summary conviction, meanwhile, would result in a fine of $150,000 for companies and $15,000 for individuals, or two years in prison.
So while the economy on the North Coast misses out on what would certainly be an infusion of cash, the labour movement in Ontario can sleep comfortably knowing they supported their brethren in the steel industry.
And Ed Fast and the Conservatives can look like heroes to the many in battleground Ontario at the expense of the few here in Prince Rupert.
Clearly, it must be an election year...
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Dock work is Ruperts loss
Did you do a cleanse to start the year? A diet or supplements to, you know, detox your body?
Please, if you did, I dont want the details. Im here to discuss the underlying assumptions of this fad. TV presenter Dr. Oz is a promoter of various schemes, soup diets and the like, but there are many books and consumer products being flogged.
Supplements, tea, homeopathy, coffee enemas, ear candles and foot baths promise you a detoxified body, writes Ontario pharmacist Scott Gavura, who treats cancer patients with medicines most potent drugs.
Frustrated by the pharmacy industrys willingness to cash in on fake cures for nonexistent conditions, Gavura began contributing to ScienceBasedMedicine.org, where you can search detox find his takedown of this notion.
He traces the roots of purification rituals in religious and medical history, such as when patients were bled with leeches.
Actual detox is administered in hospital for those with dangerous levels of drugs, alcohol or other poisons. Credible physicians abandoned theories of autointoxication in the 19th century.
Todays version of autointoxication argues that some combination of food additives, salt, meat, fluoride, prescription drugs, smog, vaccine ingredients, GMOs and perhaps last nights bottle of wine are causing a buildup of toxins in the body, Gavura writes. And dont forget gluten. Gluten is the new evil and therefore, is now a toxin.
Gluten-free products now occupy whole sections of grocery stores, not far from the pricey organic produce that may or may not be tested for synthetic pesticides.
Living in the Lower Mainland 20 years ago, I noticed
people lugging big plastic jugs to the grocery store to fill with water. Metro Vancouver is a rainforest, with some of the best tap water in the world, so I wondered what they were trying to avoid.
Discreet inquiries yielded similar answers. Aside from the odd superstition about chlorine or fluoride, they had no idea at all. They didnt know about the Coquitlam reservoir, or ozonation, or what they were buying, which was essentially municipal water run through a filter. They had been convinced to pay $2 for water in plastic bottles, and this somehow led to the
conclusion that their tap water is only fit for washing clothes and driveways.
Vaccinations? Dont get me started. In the past year I have had an argument with a registered nurse at a blood donor clinic, annoyed that the health ministry denied her imagined right to infect frail patients with influenza, and with a veteran politician who only recently overcame a vague taboo against putting vaccines in her body.
Its no wonder people constantly fall for enviro-scares like toxins from the Alberta oil sands that are actually concentrated in cities where all that fuel is burned, or the threat of genetically modified canola oil, or smart meters. The media are frequently part of the problem, lacking scientific literacy and preferring conflict over common sense.
At the risk of giving you too much information, I did a cleanse last year. It was for a screening colonoscopy, one of many that have taxed the B.C. health care system since a new test was added to the standard medical checkup.
Try that one if youre over 50.Tom Fletcher is legislature reporter/columnist for Black Press.
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Program monitors for alien invasionsIn 2012, the Port Au-thority began a part-nership with North-west Community College (NWCC) and the Invasive Tunicate Networks Plate Watch program to launch one of the only aquatic invasive species monitoring programs on the British Columbia coastline.
With support from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the local program reports its findings to the coast-wide collection of experts and contrib-utes to an early detection system for invasive species not previously present in the Northwest Pacific.
The Plate Watch program is a collective of researchers and volun-teers from various marine science groups that stretch from California to Alaska, some of whom have been collecting data since 1994.
Since its formal launch in 2007, Plate Watch has created an online network has been established to share information across the broad network of participating sites.
The program utilizes the simple device of a clean, flat PVC plate tied to a brick, which is then deployed from a pier or floating dock.
The plate is secured approximately one metre underwater where the largest percentage of target species can be found, and allowed to collect samples for up to four months before they are pulled up and investigated.
Together with NWCCs Applied Coastal Ecology program, PRPA monitors a total of 20 to 30 plates at three different waterfront sites.
There are a number of species of specific interest to the waters sur-rounding Prince Rupert, including Didemnum vexillum (known as rock vomit) which spreads rapidly to overgrow many other species including shellfish.
For other species, like the European green crab (a potentially harm-ful invasive only recently introduced to the west coast), trapsinstead of platesare used to detect their presence.
Through this unique early-detection program, the Port Authority is working collaboratively with partners in Prince Rupert and across the west coast of North America to better understand how we can col-lectively keep our coastline healthy and free from potentially harmful organisms.
This commitment to invasive species monitoring is a key compo-nent of the Port Authoritys 2020 Environmental Sustainability Plan, which also defines new initiatives and partnerships in the community that will carry even further beyond mandated requirements and regu-lations.
Through its aquatic invasive species monitoring program, the Prince Rupert Port Authority is measuring and monitoring the state of our harbour in order to respond effectively to any changesas they occur. Together with like-minded community organizations and port partners, the Prince Rupert Port Authority is introducing best prac-tices to reduce the environmental impact of existing operations and future developments.
Watch local students learn about the Prince Rupert Port Authoritys Plate Watch program by visiting facebook.com/rupertport.
Re:port is a collaborative promotional venture by the Prince Rupert Port Authority and The Northern View.
Photo courtesy Prince Rupert Port AuthorityFEELING A LITTLE CRABBY: Students participating in Prince Ruperts PAC 10 Tutoring summer camps take a close look at aquatic creatures living on underwater plates. The Prince Rupert Port Authority uses the plates as a warning system for invasive species.
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Is affordable housing an issue here in Prince Rupert? With Kevin CampbellWith Kevin Campbell
BERT CAMPBELLBERT CAMPBELL AUDREY LUNDQUISTAUDREY LUNDQUIST DANIEL HOPKINSDANIEL HOPKINS REBECCA OCTAVIANOREBECCA OCTAVIANO
Theres a lot of people looking for it and Im looking around too.
[The prices] are all based on speculation ... Ive seen $1,500 or $1,200/month for some of these places
and theres not enough jobs for that, really.
We do need it for teens or teen parents and young adults who are just couch surfi ng or living at home
and they start to clash with their parents.
If theyre working on the Bethel-First Baptist Church, why not other standing buildings [like
Letters to the editorLetters to the editor
Editor: While not a total surprise, the cancellation of
the bid process on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry terminal in Prince Rupert should be a major concern for both local residents and their community, as well as provincial and national leaders.
It appears that politics have clouded Ottawas judgement on an important piece of transportation infrastructure that ultimately benefits our community, Northern B.C. and Canada. It is a critical component to a diversified economy and cornerstone of the tourism industry. In 2013 the Alaska Marine Highway transported over 15,000 visitors through the Prince Rupert Terminal, representing roughly 15 per cent of all leisure visitors through our community and region. The economic benefit of the terminal is felt far and wide through Northern B.C. and even down through the interior and Lower Mainland. Many of the visitors using the Alaska Marine Highway are on a vacation of a lifetime travelling from the lower 48 states through British Columbia to various Alaskan communities, and on the return trip many complete a circle tour via the Alaska Highway and Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and through Prince George.
The Canadian Government has chosen to focus on a very small piece of the overall economic benefit that this project would deliver to our region. U.S. federal legislation requires the Alaska Marine
Highway terminal upgrade to use American steel, a program that was developed to ensure the USA economy receives some financial benefit from infrastructure upgrades that are funded by the U.S. Government.
While the Canadian government touts it as a threat to Canadas sovereignty, the fact remains that the Americans are the ones paying for the upgradesno Canadian dollars are involved at alland thus deciding what products they want to be used in construction. Is this different than a local homeowner deciding to renovate their home and choose the products they desire?
If not, why is it we should feel differently about a ferry operator looking to make an investment in infrastructure at no cost to the Canadian taxpayer?
This is an investment that will benefit our region and countryan investment that ensures the long term renewal of a vital service that benefits local businesses, pays local taxes and provides jobs not to mention a ferry service to local residents.
The potential loss in economic benefits to our region over the life of the 50-year lease on the AMH terminal exceeds $1 billion dollars. Is it really worth risking for the potential sale of $5 million of steel?
Were certain many Canadian residents and businesses would welcome the investment even with American steel.
Scott FarwellBoard Chair, Tourism Prince Rupert
Welcome U.S. investment
Editor:The spectacular Prince Rupert Harbour with
its many communities is without question the finest harbour on the B.C. coast.
It should be left to develop at a human scale in harmony with its natural beauty while providing residential and small business opportunities that support long term employment and recreation for Ruperts citizens. A unified 21st century vision for Prince Rupert Harbour and the surrounding area is needed, one that is as environmentally benign as possible, safe and socially acceptable. With billions of dollars being spent and a cynical government thousands of miles away in charge of the waterfront, Rupertites will now need to look to Exxon to provide the leadership that can prevent the Prince Rupert Harbour from becoming a congested industrial space such is the dream of Ottawas 19th-century mandarins who block neigbourhood views with towering tin cans, would dredge the Skeena estuary and turn the waterfront
into a rail shunting yard.Once the energy-hungry LNG plants raise the
temperature of the clear harbour waters of Tuck Inlet you can kiss winter-spring fishing goodbye as well. If Exxon, whos annual world budget is larger than Canadas, decides to spend $25 billion on LNG in B.C. as it has recently announced, certainly North Coast communities will benefit greatly.
A new vision for Prince Rupert Harbour and area that includes quality of life for present communities and future residents is desperately needed. A vision for a multi-function super-port and transportation corridor with direct access to the Pacific is a solution. There are locations that can be considered and utilized to consolidate these world-class ventures at huge cost savings while preserving the beauty and human scale capability of Prince Rupert Harbour.
Peter ChristensenOona River
We must preserve the harbour
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Good News for World Fish Stocks
It isnt all doom and gloom in world fi sheries according to the United Nations. To make it easy lets assign a letter grade to match the percentage of fi sh stocks being fi shed sustainably. The world as a whole earned a B, pretty good news.
Even better, we got an A. Alaska, BC, Washington and Oregon are grouped together as the Northeast Pacifi c. Fully 88% of stocks here are fi shed sustainably! The remaining 12 % are below the level which would produce maximum sustained yield. This category covers a broad range; right from the worst case, a depleted stock, all the way up to
stocks which are just below maximum production levels and are stable or increasing.
It is truly amazing how much wild fi sh the ocean produces each year- over ten kilograms for every person on earth. The world
fi shery has remained fairly stable since the mid-1980s at 80 billion kg annually. The UN report projects: relative stability in capture fi sheries production, with possible increase if overexploited/depleted stocks are well managed, at least for the short-term.
The world earned its B because 71% of fi sh stocks are at maximum sustainable levels but that leaves 29% which are below the level which can maximize catch and some of those, 4% of stocks, are so low as to be classed as depleted. So there is room for improvement.
There is another concern. Although the fi shery is expected to remain stable for the short-term there may be a decline of global catches in a not-too-distant future. In the mid-eighties 1/3 of stocks were under-fi shed and increased pressure on them has helped keep up the world harvest. Now only 10 percent of stocks are under-fi shed, in future we wont be able to turn to under-fi shed stocks to top up the world catch. We need to continue to improve our management of fi shing and importantly, we have to prevent stock decline from habitat destruction. The shoreline and estuary habitat is especially important to fi sh production- the BP Gulf of Mexico and Valdez oil spills sadly made this clear. We need the rich productivity of our coast and Skeena estuary to keep our A.
Reference- State of the World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2010 pg. 26 & 2014 pgs. 39 & 207
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Prince Rupert and regional fi shermen rate an A.
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Student actors are to be commendedEditor:I wish to publicly add my voice to
the chorus of those in our community praising Charles Hays Secondary Schools recent musical production, The Pirates of Penzance.
Through stories in your earlier editions, your readers will be conscious of the extensive preparations undertaken by the performers, musicians, technical crew and instructors. What they may not appreciate, however, is the challenge of bringing one of Gilbert and Sullivans best-loved operettas to the stage in a form that wins the affection of its audience as readily as the recent performances at the Lester Centre of the Arts.
In the case of a composition that is 135 years-old, the task of straddling the cultural chasm between the Victoria era and the 21st-century is immense. Whats more, the musical range of Sullivans score and the diction-defying demands of Gilberts libretto elevate the work to the stature and virtuosity of grand opera.
For theatre and music teachers Alison OToole and Jeff Saunders to have selected the piece is admirable as a teaching tool it represents the germination of modern musical theatre, and stretches even the most dextrous talents. For the cast to have staged such a jocular, able and original interpretation is magnificent. They grasped the root of Gilbert and Sullivans enduring
popularity artful silliness and spliced in wit and characterization that demonstrated mastery of the material.
The punctilious incarnation of Frederic (Daelan Calder), the pirate apprentice, provided clever counterpoint to the hot-blooded Pirate King (Ryan Wightman). Mr. Wightmans deft sense of timing eked comic riches from every cue. Ruth (Hannah Komadina) infused her nursemaids pitiable earthiness with subtle hints of something coyly lascivious, in contrast to the rarified cultivation of Mabel (Jordan Weir). Ms. Weirs handling of the strenuous coloratura part (soaring notes and intricate ornamentation) was exceptional. The faint-hearted Sergeant of Police (Michael Krieger) and his officers demonstrated synchronized slapstick that would not be out of place in a Victorian burlesque.
The strutting and fretting of Major-General Stanley (Jacob Skerritt) was an achievement whose memory will long endure. His delivery of the patter-songs seemed effortless. Even the murderously tongue-taxing line I quote in elegiacs all the crimes of Heliogabalus, / In conics I can floor peculiarities parabolous was nimbly articulated. The same ease distinguished his affectation of an absurdly posh English accent (its hard to roll your Rs at 300 words per minute) and employment of his lanky frame to accentuate the Major-Generals views on the elasticity of the truth (General
Stanley is no orphan! More than that, he never was one!).
Musically, if there was ever want in tuning, timing or expression onstage, consistently strong support from the pit orchestra provided the ballast to keep things shipshape. Whatever harmonic precision was absent from choral segments was offset by chorus members winsome power, passion and presence.
A week before the curtain rose on Prince Ruperts pirates, I had occasion to deliver a public lecture on two successive nights about English light opera, including the theatrical legacy of William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Admittance was by donation, and the generosity of those who attended resulted in proceeds of nearly $500. The sum will be contributed to benefit the music and drama programs at Charles Hays Secondary.
Yet no prosaic veneration or pecuniary compensation can settle the debt of an audience to the artists responsible for the formers enjoyment. On their courage alone, which they demonstrated by embracing this audacious project, the Charles Hays students merit universal respect. On their refinement of herculean effort into luminous and whimsical performances, the ensemble incited (in at least this patron) a zeal for more craft of this calibre.
Michael GurneyPrince Rupert
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School Program Registra on Informa on2015-16 School Year
General Kindergarten Registra onKindergarten registra on will take place at all elementary schools from:
Monday February 2 to Friday, February 13, 20159:00 am 12:00 pm and 1:00 3:00 pm each weekday
Note: Registra on me for Port Edward School is 9:00 - 11:30 am;French Immersion registra on will take place at Roosevelt School
If your child is 5 years old by December 31, 2015, s/he is eligible to start school this coming September.
Please Note all schools o er full-day Kindergarten.
When registering for a Kindergarten program, please bring: Your childs Birth Cer cate (or other proof of age such as a Permanent Residence Card, Provincial ID Card or Passport); B.C. Care Card; and, Immuniza on Records with you. Parents may choose to defer their childs entry to school, based on readiness, for one year. Please contact your neighbourhood school for consulta on if you are concerned about your childsreadiness.Students who are not registered during the two weeks of registra on are not guaranteed a placement at their neighbourhood school. Please avoid disappointment and register during the registra on period. Thank you.
Early French Immersion (Kindergarten and Grade 1)French Immersion is a bilingual program which is open to all children throughout the Prince Rupert School District. French language spoken at home is NOT a prerequisite for this program, and most parents of French Immersion students typically do not speak French themselves. Children entering Kindergarten or Grade 1 may register for French Immersion.French Immersion Program will run in Roosevelt School as a dual-track school o ering both a com-plete French Immersion K-5 program as well as a complete K-5 English program.To learn more about the Immersion program o ered please visit or call Roosevelt School (250-624-6126).
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Clark stands by LNG
projectionsBY TOM FLETCHERPRINCE GEORGE / Black Press
Premier Christy Clark says the sudden drop in oil and gas prices might delay her governments push for liquefied natural gas exports, but she is sticking to her latest prediction of three LNG export facilities in B.C. by 2020.
In a speech to the annual Truck Loggers Association convention in Victoria Thursday, Clark put a brave face on the global skid in energy markets and emphasized the need for more forestry workers. As she did the previous day at a natural resources forum in Prince George, Clark mentioned her governments tentative plan to place ads at Fort McMurray airport urging B.C. workers to come home for job openings 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 industry, which will compete with LNG developments 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 Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors to downgrade its 2015 forecast for rig activity by 36 per cent this week. The association was forecasting nearly 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.
For breaking news throughout the week, visit us on the web at www.thenorthernview.com
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Feb 7 @ 8pm The Harpoonist & The Axe MurdererFeb 7 @ 8pm The Harpoonist & The Axe MurdererBlues at its Best Blues/Soul/RockBlues at its Best Blues/Soul/Rock
Feb 15 @ 3pm Ted Outerbridge Magician/ IllusionistFeb 15 @ 3pm Ted Outerbridge Magician/ Illusionist
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Martina Perry / The Northern ViewAfter spending 10 years running the popular lunch-time restaurant Prime Time Cafe, owner Miranda Wong has decided to retire. The business was sold, with the new owner taking over on Jan. 23.
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Aurora LNG, WCC talk pipelinesBY ROD LINKPRINCE RUPERT / Black Press
Area residents can expect a renewed round of pipeline talk as plans advance for two more large liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects near Prince Rupert.
Each would require a gas-carrying pipeline from northeastern B.C. to pass through the area on the way to the coast.
Theres a potential for a brand new pipeline proposal to surface for one of the LNG projects while another could use one of two pipelines which received environmental approval late last year.
The project which could feed off a new pipeline proposal is Aurora LNG on Digby Island, majority owned by Chinas CNOOC Ltd. through its Canadian arm called Nexen.
But while Aurora is fleshing out its site proposal, pipeline plans have yet to reach that stage.
The pipeline route and ownership structure has not been finalized. Requests for proposal have been issued, and discussions with prospective pipeline builders are taking place, said Nexen official Diane Kossman last week.
Just who exactly Aurora is speaking with is confidential for the moment, she said.
The timing for making a decision on a builder will be contingent on a range of factors and business drivers, and has yet to be established, Kossman added of pipeline plans.
At full production, an Aurora LNG facility would need 3.7 billion cubic feet a day of gas to produce 24 million metric tonnes of super-cooled gas per year for export.
Also now filing a beginning document is WCC LNG, a partnership owned by ExxonMobil and Imperial Oil, with an eye on a location just north of Prince Rupert on land owned by Prince Rupert on Tuck Inlet.
This would be slightly larger than Aurora LNG at four billion cubic fee a day and an annual production of 30 million metric tons.
In its filing, WCC LNG indicates gas will be carried to its facility via a pipeline that will be built and operated by a third-party pipeline company to connect ... to an existing pipeline network in northeastern B.C.
And although it does not mention them by name, the filing does refer to two pipelines receiving provincial environmental approval last year.
Those two pipelines are TransCanadas Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project and Spectra Energys Westcoast Connector Gas Transmission project.
Both proposed pipeline projects are considered viable alternatives for WCC LNGs gas supply, the filing continues. WCC LNG project will actively pursue industry sharing synergies through the third-party provider.
Both of the already-approved pipeline projects are already tied to other prospective LNG plants near Prince Rupert.
The pipeline route ... has not The pipeline route ... has not been fi nalized.been fi nalized.
- Diane Kossman- Diane Kossman
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Employment related to Port of Prince Rupert activity has grown 110 per cent over the last five years according to a new economic impact study by the Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA).
This study shows that growth in port-related trade is creating new and lucrative opportunities for skilled workers throughout British Columbias northern region. Prince Rupert may be the gateway for goods and Canadian commodities, but its significant economic impact is not restricted to any one community, Don Krusel, president and CEO of the Prince Rupert Port Authority, said.
These results are a credit to the initiative, drive and commitment of B.C.s working men and women.
The report, prepared by InterVISTAS Consulting Inc., was completed on Jan. 15 and released during a Chamber of Commerce Business After Business reception hosted by the PRPA at the Port Interpretive Centre on Jan. 19.
The economic impact study showed that an equivalent of 3,060 permanent full-time jobs with combined wages of $200 million was created by the $1.2 billion in economic activity from the transportation of port-related exports and imports.
This is an increase of 1,600 jobs since 2009, with more than 800 being in the
last three years. These 1,600 new jobs are all based
on existing terminals and the existing capacity that runs through the gateway. So as long as volume continues to grow, we expect employment to continue to grow, said Ken Veldman, PRPA director of public affairs.
The report also states the total employment number reaches more than 6,000 when indirect employment, jobs servicing or supplying port-related companies, and induced employment, labour resulting from money spent by employees in the communities, are taken into consideration.
Port-related employment is dispersed across northern B.C., with 43 per cent of jobs supporting trade through the port being located outside of Prince Rupert and Port Edward. Veldman said most of these are related to rail and trucking.
The study also showed a steady climb in the annual wage, rising by $4,000 since 2011. The average wage hit $64,000 for positions in the gateway industry including occupations in rail and trucking, terminal operations, stevedoring, marine services and other direct port activities.
The Port of Prince Rupert has long proven itself as a beacon of hope and source of many good paying jobs for the people of the Northwest, Nathan Cullen, Skeena-Bulkey Valley MP, said.
But the study noted trade gateway
benefits arent limited to workers and their families. The companies operating in the Port of Prince Rupert and their employees exceeded $80 million in tax contributions in 2014. Two-thirds of this was paid to the federal government, with the province receiving $20.8 million and municipalities hosting port industry getting $6.4 million in taxes.
Veldman said a message the study displays is the importance of diversification.
While the volume of jobs and economic activity has grown, the stability has also really improved, he said.
[A great example of this was Ridley Terminals Inc.] having a slower year.
You could see those numbers being reflected overall, but at the same time we have Fairview, Prince Rupert Grain and Westview Terminal that are picking up the slack for that. That kind of stability, not just from a port perspective, but from a community perspective, is extremely valuable, said Veldman.
Examination for the study was conducted by surveying on and offsite employers affiliated with the operation of the Port of Prince Rupert. Indirect and induced effects were determined using economic multipliers developed by Statistics Canada.
To view the full Economic Impact Study, visit www.rupertport.com.
Martina Perry / The Northern ViewKen Veldman, Prince Rupert Port Authority director of public affairs, spoke about the Port of Prince Ruperts economic impact study at a Jan. 19 event.
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Detroit Auto Show: New wheels, big dollar price tagsDetroit, MI The daddy of all auto shows isnt offering much new for folks with lean budgets this year.But if you are in the market for trucks, super cars or green vehicles, then theres plenty to feast your eyes upon at the North American International Auto Show. In recent years, new compact cars have been heavily featured but there was none of significance launched here during this years press preview days. Asian manufacturers tend to dominate that market segment and increasingly they choose to launch their new wares at other shows such as the now important Los Angeles extravaganza in November (of the preceding model year).But those whose work demands truck ownership will not be disappointed with new offerings populating the stands here. Traditionally, domestic manufac-turers have dominated the truck market but now the so-called import manufac-turers (most of whom now operate full production lines and design centres here in Canada and the U.S.) are mounting a serious challenge.The introduction of the Nissan Titan at the turn of the century caused some rip-ples in the full-size truck market but the 2016 Nissan Titan XD could make some more substantial waves. It takes its design lead from the Big Guys, with a bold and bulky design because thats what consumers want. Nis-san doesnt threaten to be number one in performance and fuel economy because it believes you cant have it both ways. Arguing that excelling in one often comes at a cost to the other. Listening to its existing owners and new customers, it determined being up there in both areas will check more consumer boxes.
The fully equipped XD promises a towing capability of more than 12,000 pounds, and payload capacity of 2,000 pounds with the fuel-efficiency of a half-ton pickup. Looking forward to later this year when we can put our truck expert Ian Harwood into a production
version of the Cummins 5.0-litre V8 Turbo Diesel Crew Cab example on show here. No prices yet or news of a rollout for the rest of the new Titan range.Our Zack Spencer shares his thoughts on another truck grabbing some limelight at the show: the Detroit-three automakers might have the lions share of full size pickup sales but its the Toyota Tacoma mid-size pickup that rules the road, out-selling the competition two-to-one.Toyota is offering a heavily updated Tacoma with a new 3.5L V6, replacing the old 4.0L V6, and choice of either a 6-speed manual or automatic transmis-sion. The engine features direct injection technology and should vastly improve fuel economy. These and other updates should ensure the latest Tacoma remains dominant.Hybrid and electric powered-vehicles are no longer a novelty feature here and
now an increasing share of the floor space. Virtually every manufacturer has a production model to sell or a promise of more for the near future.The second generation Chevrolet Volt looks nearly as sharp as the artists impression of the first model, which didnt live up to its promised looks when it rolled off the production line. More importantly, the new version delivers much more in fuel economy Alexandra Straub reports on its compact sibling: For the EV enthusiast or those looking for alternative fuel,
Chevrolet expands its electrifying portfolio with the Bolt EV Concept. With a range of more than 300 kilometres, this all-electric stylish crossover is aimed for the masses, not just the select few.While its still a concept, pricing for this type of vehicle will be in the $30,000 range. Not cheap, but certainly attainable. It even allows you to use a smartphone to perform as the key fob.Acura is showing off the return of its simply beautiful NSX sports car to the market. The Porsche-loving Jerry Seinfeld was flown in to add some celebrity power but there was no because this $150,000-plus super car speaks loudly for itself.It will be powered by a new Honda V6 mated to a nine-speed dual clutch transmission, assisted greatly by three electric motors one for each of the front wheels and another to add torque while the turbos get up to speed. Interesting that Honda should be getting back into F1 racing; now it features hybrid power plants!Ford is teasing showgoers with a stunning new 600-horsepower Ford GT, which will more than likely have a price sticker similar to that of the NSX.The Infiniti Q60 concepts premiere appearance was somewhat overshadowed by the aforementioned machines in the media here. However, Alfonso Albaisa, the Infiniti executive director of design, delivered a passionate description of the high-performance sports coupe that will come to market within the next year, with a price tag somewhat lower than the Ford and Acura products.View our teams Detroit gallery and complete show reports online at drivewaybc.ca
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BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
Seven Charles Hays Secondary School (CHSS) students were immersed in the world of provincial politics in December, participating in the 86th British Columbia Youth Parliament session in Victoria.
British Columbia Youth Parliament (BCYP) is a non-profit, non-partisan service organization run by youth for youth who are between the ages of 16 and 21.
Prince Rupert students joined their counterparts from Terrace, Hazelton and Prince George to represent the Northwest region at session, which was held from Dec. 27 to 31.
The Northwest has never been this well-represented down south, so Im super thrilled with the people who were chosen to represent Prince Rupert with me, said Morgan Weir, who along with Navi Nanan attended the event for the second time in December.
Each year BCYP holds session in the Victoria Legislature to discuss the organizations plans for the coming year, with goals being laid out through parliamentary style procedure and debate. Participants also get to debate on Private Members Resolutions written by members on issues relevant to youth.
BCYP partakers fill the seats of real parliamentarians during the annual session, with a speaker and deputy speaker being appointed, along with cabinet and shadow cabinet members being assigned.
We run through a whole bunch of procedure stuff
so people get a feel for what governments about and how decisions are made that influence us, explained Weir, who holds a position on cabinet as Minister of Regional Youth Parliament, with Nanan being appointed Critic of New Members Relations on shadow cabinet.
We pass our legislation for the organization that supports the execution of projects we do, said Weir, adding after session members take on service projects and volunteering initiatives to promote the service aspect of BCYP and create change in their communities.
Joining Weir and Nanan at session were CHSS students Ashtyn Andreesen, Jeremy Angus, Paul Cavin, Tanveen Randhawa and Eva Rutherford, who were all attending for their first time.
During a presentation to the Prince Rupert School District board of education earlier this month, Cavin said hes thankful for the experience and plans to become more involved with the organization.
It was really cool because theres such a huge group of people that have views from all different standpoints, so you get to hear everything and debate it, he said.
Rutherford said the experience helped further develop her public speaking skills, with Rutherford leading a debate on her Private Members Resolution.
BCYP definitely allowed me to push my boundaries, she said.
The trip was funded by CHSS, with teacher Diane Rabel promoting the organization to Weir, who got other students involved.
Since joining, Weir has become a star of BCYP. Weir was a top fundraiser in the province, winning the Inspiring New Member Award that recognizes a second-year member who made exceptional contributions to BCYPs service and fundraising activities during their first year in the organization.
As Minister of Regional Youth Parliament, Weir is responsible for planning the six Regional Youth Parliaments across the province for youth aged 14 to 18, which are mini-versions of the Victoria session.
Prince Rupert hosted the Northern British Columbia Youth Parliament for the first time last year, with Weir planning another in the community in May.
Morgan Weir, right, accepts the Inspiring New Member award at the B.C. Youth Parliament.
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Kevin Campbell / The Northern ViewNick Campbell weighs his options in the senior Rainmakers 71-26 win against Masset on Saturday morning.
BY KEVIN CAMPBELLPRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
The strength of great teams often come from depth - players who are coming off the bench when starters go down injured or suspended.
But the most valuable resource for second-stringers is real, hard court time and that can be hard to come by.
The Charles Hays Rainmakers depth players got their opportunity to shine last weekend in a game against the George M Dawson (Masset) Thunder, led by first-year coach and ex-NCAA and Trinity Western University guard Cal Westbrook.
Guys like Aiden Bull and Nick Campbell thrived on Saturday against a young but growing Masset team, and Bulls Rainmakers defeated the Thunder 71-26.
We had a pretty good defence at the beginning, said Bull, whose team led 19-4 after the first quarter and never looked back.
The starters dont mind [the playing time]. It works out for us.
Bull finished with 12 points but it was his work at the glass that got him, and Campbell noticed by their coach, Mel Bishop.
I thought Aiden Bull rebounded very well on the offensive boards and we were pretty active, said Bishop.
Hes a valuable guy.The Thunder got off to a 2-1 lead but fell behind
quickly once the starting five of Cole Marogna, Campbell, Bull, Jakob Henry and Brett Thompson found their groove.
Mitchell Nelson also hit the court and drove the inside often to capture the Rainmakers 18th and 19th point to put an exclamation point on Charles Hays dominant play in the first quarter versus Masset.
Massets Keenan fouled out in the second quarter which hurt the squad, but Tristan helped pick up the slack offensively with 12 points to finish the game, including sinking consecutive mid-range jumpers to end the second quarter.
We played well defensively. [The players] were pretty good. They shared the ball pretty unselfishly, said
Bishop.Its good for these younger kids to get court time. I
carry 15 guys and its hard to get 15 people in the game. I thought it was very good for us.
Despite three straight baskets for Masset to end the half, the Makers led 35-11 and Carter Thorson and Nelson led the way in the fourth quarter to cap off the win, garnering five and four points respectively in the frame.
The Thunder, who played a lot of young guys in the game, will only have their program helped by Westbrook, who was vocal and encouraging when the team was down by a sizable margin.
Cal was a very good collegiate player ... he played Division 2 in the states and came back and played at Trinity Western. Hes very good hell develop their
program if he stays for a length of time and [his players are young. Theyll get better, said Bishop.
Nelson finished the game with 12 points and Thorson had nine. Massets Brodie sunk four points of his own.
The Rainmakers faced off against Caledonia as well on Friday night, winning 86-64 and they toppled Smithers Secondary to close out the play day Saturday afternoon, 71-55.
The senior girls Rainmakers were also in action in Hazelton and won against Mount Elizabeth Secondary School 64-43 and topped Hazelton 74-36. Theyll play at Bulkley-Valley Christian School on Feb. 7.
The next action for the senior boys came in the way of competition versus Jesse Barnes and Queen Charlotte on Monday for two games and they faced Masset again once.
Second-stringers dominate MassetSecond-stringers dominate Masset
Contributed / Special to the Northern View(L-R): CTAs Rechee Auckland-Horne, Theodore White, Skyler Wesley and Shyle Auckland-Horne.
CTA don pink for anti-bullying stanceCTA don pink for anti-bullying stanceBY KEVIN CAMPBELL PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
During the 2015 Coastal Clash basketball tournament at Charles Hays Secondary School in mid-January, there was a little more pink added to the mix than usual.
The Coast Tsimshian Academy (CTA) junior boys and girls basketball teams are helping raise awareness for their anti-bullying cause and endorsements for breast cancer research and they donned the pink uniforms this month for the first year ever.
A big theme at CTA is developing compassionate
students that will become contributing members to a global community, said CTA athletic director Kristen Idiens.
While the CTA werent able to make the finals, CTA player Skyler Wesley was named a tournament all-star and the squad got a good amount of exposure.
The students have participated in a variety of workshops this year based on increasing compassion and empathy within the school community, said Idiens.
[They learned] the belief that having positive self-esteem will alleviate the need to bully and increase students abilities to stand up for themselves.
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Kevin Campbell / The Northern ViewMaurice Bulleid hurls a rock during the fi nal end of his teams 12-6 victory over Team Bernhardt on Sunday afternoon.
BY KEVIN CAMPBELLPRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
Sundays A final at the Prince Rupert Curling Clubs RONA Mixed Bonspiel featured a little retribution from a consistent Terrace squad.
Maurice Bulleid exacted some revenge during his win on Sunday over Travis Bernhardts rink dating back to last year when his rink was also in the final but lost in the same bonspiel.
This is actually my first event win here [in Prince Rupert] ever so Im pretty happy. Ive been in a lot of the finals the Marine and the Mixed, said Bulleid after his 12-6 match win.
Bulleids rink, consisting of Janice Julseth, Wayne Julseth and Lisa Bulleid, is no stranger to tournament championships, mostly winning in Terrace. They captured five points in the eighth end to fend off Bernhardts attempted comeback. They defeated Maher Terminals and Team Fugere to reach the semi-finals in which they then took down Team Scott.
[The team]s been great all weekend. We just kept it going kept rocks in the house, put pressure on the other team and we just got better until [the end of the finals], said Maurice.
Weve played [Bernhardts] rink lots. They come to Terrace and play in the Legion and the Loggers [bonspiels].
Bernhardt toppled Team Peacock, Team LaFrance, Team Eisenhauer and Team Yamamoto to reach the A final.
Team RONA, led by Natasha Lebedick, defeated Doug Mullins rink 10-7 to earn the B championship.
In the C final, Team Petterson toppled Team Anders 9-3 and in the D event, Brian Fugeres rink won 9-3 over Bob Bernhardts squad.
The RONA-sponsored event featured a number of prizes for the competitors, which included 17 different teams in all, playing from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.
I didnt look at the prizes this time, said Maurice.
I thought I wouldnt since each time I have I was never able to win them, so I did it differently and I guess it worked out.
Each winning team perused the table of goodies after their names were announced to the packed clubhouse, whose members feasted on beef on a bun, beer and other assorted dinner items.
The Prince Rupert Ladies Bonspiel is scheduled for Feb. 27 March 1 and the Mens Marine Bonspiel is March 6 8 at the Prince Rupert Curling Club.
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BY KEVIN CAMPBELLPRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
A B.C.-based ministry-approved hockey school, the Pacific Rim Hockey Academy (a division of RPM Hockey), is gauging interest in hosting one of its school programs in Prince Rupert.
Depending on the level of feedback from this past Mondays information session, RPM founder Craig Millin is looking into bringing his academy to Prince Rupert Middle School for Grades 6, 7 and 8 students in time for September.
Our goal is to offer young people an opportunity to participate in this academy no matter where they might reside ... the purpose is to keep kids engaged in school, obtain the highest academics as possible and pursue the sport they love, said Pacific Rim founder Craig Millin, who led the discussions Monday.
Minor hockey parents in Prince Rupert have seemingly been the driving force to acquire Millins services as the academy is located in Terrace.
Like many small towns, word travels fast. Prince Rupert school admin.,
members of minor hockey and parents have made inquiries over the past year, said the founder.
The academy is unique because it provides students with school board-approved hockey training during class time and provides participants with core academic credit for a board of education-approved hockey course, similar to a physical education credit or an elective credit in high school. Participation numbers fall in line with suggested class sizes as set out by the ministry.
Led by two trained on-ice instructors, one goaltending instructor and an experienced middle school teacher, the program aims to enrich students skill-levels through exploring the technical aspects and bio-mechanics to increase the players abilities to create tactical plays and win more hockey games than they lose. The co-ed program also doesnt interfere or clash with minor hockey.
We always have a mix of player skills like any other hockey program ... [it] includes on-ice, off-ice conditioning, tactical play, special events and classroom instruction [such as] nutrition, concussion
management and goal-setting, said Millin.Goaltending training is available but
dependent on a minimum of two players signing up and the necessary resources made available to the school from Prince Rupert Recreation.
Usually, Pacific Rim runs from September to January, but that schedule may be adjusted based on the school district and whether ice time is made available, said Millin. Terraces area schools have made
strides in its own Pacific Rim program, said the founder.
Terrace has had great success. In the first year, 47 middle school kids signed up ... last year, we had 49 ... Caledonia, will be offering a group for Grades 10-12, said Millin.
Interested parents who missed Mondays session and would like to register can contact Millin at www.rpmhockey.com.
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Dave was the son of the late Joe and Margaret Ridsdale and brother to the late Marie Faint. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Doreen and son David (Taeko) and daughter Christine Desautels (Gord Davis). Dave will also be missed by his grandchildren Kaytlyn and Jeff ery Desautels.
Dave and Doreen met in 1957 in the St. Andrews Cathedral Choir. Daves passions in life were family and friends. He loved to sing and had been a member of the Prince Rupert Community Choir for more than 40 years. He enjoyed many social activities at the Seniors Centre and participated in carpet bowling at the BC Senior games for several years. Dave was most at home in the outdoors. He loved to fi sh and spend time at the cabin. Dave worked at the pulp mill as a supervisor in the wood room for 40 years.
Daves woodworking talents will be a constant reminder to those who knew him with the chapel altar and pews he built along with many other articles and pieces of furniture.
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We are seeking a Temporary Full Time Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions Worker in Prince Rupert and surrounding areas to work as part of a high level multi-disciplinary diagnostic assessment team working closely with professional clinicians to maintain and enhance family stability/ improve the child or youths long term outcomes and support families in implementing recommendations made by multidisciplinary teams.
Prefer a degree in Social Work or Nursing. Consideration will be given to social services or health services diploma or a related field or a combination of equivalent education and experience. Must have at least 2 years previous related work experience with families living with FASD.
Only those shortlisted will be contacted. For further information on this position, refer to our website at www.axis.bc.ca under job
opportunities. Resumes with cover letter to email@example.com.
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Hiring for the FutureA career at Terrace Toyota means joining the worlds most respected automotive brand and Canadas Oldest Toyota Dealership.
With opportunities available now for a Parts and Service Advisor
You now have the chance to join us in a truly vibrant rewarding and fast-paced exceptional work environment. The Toyota lineup is the strongest in automotive history. From the renowned Corolla to the incredibly eco-friendly Prius to the definitive Sequoia. Our craftsmanship and safety are without compromise. A career with Terrace Toyota means working with only the best people and working with the best vehicles every day: dont miss your opportunity. Please drop off resume and hand written cover letter to:Chris GairFixed Operations ManagerTerrace Toyota4912 Highway 16 West Terrace BC Or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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PLANT OPERATORDasque Project, British Columbia
Veresen is looking for a full time hydroelectric Plant Operator. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of two hydroelectric run-of-river power plants currently under construction near Terrace, BC. Besides the care for the generating facilities, the work includes maintenance of a logging road network and transmission-line right of way.
Qualifications - Grade 12, BC drivers license.- Journeyman millwright, mechanic, machinist or comparable qualification.- Self-sufficient, independent, requires little supervision.- Hands-on trouble-shooter with a wider technical knowledge of electrical and mechanical equipment.- Ability to travel for training and occasional work for up to two consecutive weeks at other facilities within BC.
For consideration, please e-mail your resume & cover letter to email@example.com
Only successful applicants will be contacted.
Wedzinkwah family medicine centre is seeking a general office manager. Guaranteed 25 hours/wk with more hours available as needed. Responsibilities include billings & receivables, human resource management, systems efficiency and data management. Experience in a paramedical office is an asset. Salary dependent on experience.
Please submit cover letter + resume to:Sheila SmithPO Box 102Smithers, BCV0J 2N0Closing Feb 6, 2015.
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Makola Development Servic-es CONTROLLER position: full cycle accounting, nancial technical support and assis-tance. Visit: makola.bc.ca DEADLINE: Feb 9
CLASS 1 DRIVERS
Req. for DH Manufacturing, Houston BC. BC & Alberta routes to be determined. EXPERIENCE IS A MUST.
Hour Pay Based On Exp. & Full Bene ts After 3 Mos.
Apply with resume &abstract by emailing:
firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off in person at:
Dh Manufacturing 1250 Hols Road.
DRIVERS WANTEDAZ, DZ, 5, 3 or 1 w/ Airbrake
Guaranteed 40hr. WorkWeek & Overtime
Paid Travel & Lodging Meal Allowance
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Van Kams Group of Compa-nies requires Highway Own-er Operators for runs throughout BC and Alberta. Applicants must have winter and mountain, driving exp. / training.
We offer above average rates and an excellent
employee bene ts package.To join our team of Profes-sional drivers, email a re-sume, current drivers abstract & details of truck to:
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or Fax: 604-587-9889Van-Kam thanks you for your interest, however only those being considered will be con-tacted.
Van-Kam is committed toEmployment Equity and
CERTIFIED OBSERVER (Service Technician) Prince Rupert, BC
Archipelago Marine Research Ltd. is seeking a reliable and motivated individual to work as a certi ed observer and/or ser-vice technician in Prince Ru-pert. The hours of work and schedules are variable, based on season, and will involve evening and weekend work. Training will be provided to the successful candidate.For full description & to apply
Full and Part time forCoastal TaxiSend resume
& drivers abstract to PO Box 56
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LIVE-IN CAREGIVERPermanent, full-time live-in caregiver required for the 2 children of Eliza Bautista, of 120 Rudderham Place, Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 2B7, Sal: $10.33/hr, Requires: 1+ years experience or Certi -cation in the eld. Duties: provide care for & supervise children; organize, partici- pate and oversee activities; plan, prepare & serve meals; maintain a safe and healthy environment; tend to the emotional well-being of the children; take children to appointments or activities; perform light housekeeping duties. Language: English.
Contact Eliza at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Were seeking a highly motivated professional for the following Calgary-based position:
PROCESS SAFETY ENGINEER (CAN00647)
Application deadline is February 6, 2015.
BE A PART OF SOMETHING BIG IN THE LNG WORLDNexen has a global reputation for responsible energy development. Were leaders in shale gas development and our success is measured on our ability to perform our work safely each and every day.
We want to do great things and deliver superior results especially in the world of liquefi ed natural gas (LNG). To do this, we need to assemble a high-performing LNG team.
The Port of Prince Rupert, Canadas leading edge port in trade growth, mar-itime safety, environmental stewardship and community partnerships, invites applications from highly-motivated individuals for the following new position:
Reporting to the Manager, Community Relations, the Visitor Services Assistant provides front-line customer service to visitors to the Prince Rupert Visitor Cen-tre and the Port Interpretive Centre. Responsibilities include conducting tours of the Port Interpretive Centre and answering queries regarding local, regional and provincial visitor information.
The ideal candidate would possess post-secondary education and one to three years experience in a customer service work environment. In addition, the ideal candidate would also possess strong spoken and written communication skills and perform well individually in a team environment.
The Port offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits program. More details regarding this career opportunity are available at the Ports website at: www.rupertport.com.
Individuals of aboriginal descent are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their application in confidence by February 10, 2015, to:
Director, Human Resources Prince Rupert Port Authority 200 215 Cow Bay Road Prince Rupert, B.C., V8J 1A2 Fax: (250) 627-8980 Email: email@example.com
VISITOR SERVICES ASSISTANT (One Year Maternity Leave)
OLD MASSETT VILLAGE COUNCILEmployment Vacancy
BAND ADMINISTRATOR Old Massett Village Council, with an on-reserve population of about 750 members and an overall membership of
appro[imately 75 members, is situated on the beautiful north coast of Haida Gwaii. In the midst of the 3acic Ocean, the outdoor environment is well suited for recreational activities such as beachcombing, shing, camping and hiking.
Employment by OMVC ranges between 70-100 part-time, full-time and seasonal staff. Operations are comprised of but not limited to Operations and Maintenance, Finance, Registry, Economic Development, Education, Lands and Housing,
Social Development and Health.
POSITION SUMMARY:Under the direction of Chief and Council, the Band Administrator is responsible for planning and administering Old Massett Village Councils annual operating budget, implementing Band Council Resolutions (BCRs), and directing a team of managers, professionals and support staff on a daily basis. The successful candidate ensures that activities are carried out in accordance with policy and directives as approved by council.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR POSITION: University Degree in Public Administration, Business Management, Finance, Accounting or equivalent Five (5) years experience in administration and supervision :illing and able to pass a criminal record check Must possess a valid BC drivers license
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge and understanding of Haida culture Strong written and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of people and circumstances :orking knowledge of Federal and Provincial funding programs and reporting requirements Advanced computer skills Ability to work exible hours as required Demonstrate sound work ethic and effective leadership skills and the ability to supervise and mentor staff Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and condentiality Problem solving and conict resolution skills Ability to involve staff members when making decisions that affect them. Ability to give staff positive recognition and appreciation for their contributions and accomplishments Ability to create an atmosphere of mutual trust, respect, and appreciation, and foster a sense of community among staff Ability to adapt management style to t the needs and level of experience of each of the Department Managers giving more direction and structure to some and offering greater independence to others Ability to maintain order within an environment of changing priorities, practice sound crisis management, accept responsibility and achieve results through self-motivation and the promotion of teamwork
PREFERENCE IN HIRING: In fullling all vacancies, present employees having the necessary qualications, ability and experience shall be given preference over external applicants, as shall OMVC members who possess the necessary qualications, ability and experience. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please send CL, Resume and References to:OLD MASSETT VILLAGE COUNCILRE: ADMINISTRATOR POSITION
PO BOX 189 MASSET, HAIDA GWAII V0T1M0EMAIL: OMVCADMIN@MHTV.CA
CLOSING DATE FEBRUARY 6 2015 AT 4:00PM
COMMUNITY SCHOOL PROGRAM ASSISTANT
School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) is accepting applications for a part-time temporary Community School Program Assistant position.
The successful applicant will plan, co-ordinate, implement and evaluate a program of extra-curricular activities, including sporting and special events, for students in elementary schools. The start hours for this position may vary with location, commencing between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. daily. Successful candidate will be responsible for promoting student participation through newsletters and post-ers and organizing transportation of children to and from events. Collaborates with outside agencies and promotes the Community School Program through advertising and active fund raising. Manages a limited budget.
Required abilities and qualifications are: Grade 12 or equivalent; Post-secondary studies in fields such as recreation, psychology and/or sociology would be an asset. Must have exceptional organi-zational, interpersonal and collaborative skills. Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality in dealing with all matters pertaining to students and staff. Must be able to demonstrate a high degree of physical fitness, and be able to work flex-ible hours. Must have a valid B.C. drivers licence, class 4 or higher is preferred, and your own vehicle is required.
Qualified applicants should complete a School District application form which is available on the School District 52 Website or from the School Board Office.
Please submit your application, including a resume with references to:
School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) 634- 6th Avenue East, Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1X1
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://sd52.bc.ca/
Only those applicants considered for an interview will be contacted.
Help WantedCareer Opportunities
Vernon Service Company requires F/T Journeyman Plumber/Gas tter. $36/hr. Call250-549-4444 or email: email@example.com
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DH Manufacturing is looking for a F/T Electrician. Candi-date needs to be min. 3rd yr, reliable, team player, me-chanically inclined, able to work independently on pro-jects. Wage will be nego-tiable on experience.
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DH Manufacturing is looking for a Millwright. Candidate must have min. 4yrs, exp., mechanically inclined, able to work independently on projects. Wage will be nego-tiable on experience. Full Bene ts After 3 Mos.
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Dh Manufacturing 1250 Hols Road.
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Boat For SaleBoat For Sale
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Apt/Condo for Rent2 x 2 br suite/1 bathroom.
1 just renovated and1 recently renovated.$1400 per month and
$1200 per month plus utilities. Electric heat.N/S. N/P. Must have ref.
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3 bedroom apartments.Heat and hot water included.
No smoking. No pets$850 per month.
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Duplex / 4 PlexPR: Newly renovated 3 bdrm duplex. 1 1/2 baths. W/D, car-port, rear deck. Call 250-627-7939
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References required.$1800/MONTHCALL 250-615-7810 or 250-635-5485
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4 br, 2 1/2 bath, 2 oors,very spacious.
Close to the Hospital.$1800/ month plus utilities
3 br, 1 bath. Just renovated.2 oors, very spacious.Close to the Hospital.
$1700/ month plus utilities.1 br above groundbasement suite.
Electric heat, stainless steel double door fridge, W/D.
$950/ month plus utilities.Available Jan 2015
4 br, 2 bath ocean view house on Overlook.
New oors, laundry, 50 wall mount TV included.
$2000/ month plus utilities.Available Jan 2015
1 br, furnished suite.Newly renovated.
Nice kitchen.$1300/ month plus utilities
Available Jan 2015
No smoking and no petsReferences Required.
PR: 3 bdrm, 2 bath, harbour view home in a good neighbor-hood. $1600/ mth + utilities. Free satellite TV & internet. Call 250-622-4152 after 5 pm
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Bachelor & 1 Bedroom Suites.Security Entrance, harbour views, balconies, storage,
laundry facilities, hot water & heat included.
Sorry no pets. Close to hospital,
bus stop & downtown. References required.
Contact our on site Manager at 250-624-6019
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Suites, LowerBachelor suite for rent. $500 per month, utilities not includ-ed. 1500 7th East. Call 250-627-5087 or 250-622-9418P.Rupert: 2 bdrm suite. F/S, W/D. No smoking, no pets, no partying. $1000 per mon. Ref. required. Call 250-600-4111
Trucks & Vans
1999 Ford F350 XLT Crew Cab Diesel pickup. 4x4, automatic, long box, aluminum bed liner. Winter and summer rims/tires. 300,000 kms. $7500. Call 250-641-0970
2010 CHEV Silverado 85,700 Kms, 6.0 Liter Vortec - 6 speed automatic, tow package - brake controller, A/C, power windows/locks, Tonneau pack-age, security system/Onstar, extending heated mirrors, all vinyl oor - no carpet. Asking $27,000 OBO 250-691-1641
Boats42 live aboard renovated cab-in cruiser that you can untie and go shing. All the comforts of a home. Docking fees paid for 1 year. Twin diesel Ford Lehman engines, electric down riggers and more. See-ing is believing. $48,000 OBO. Call 250-600-2099.
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The Northern View is proud to publish at no charge communi-ty coming events. The coming events section is reserved solely for non-profi t, non-governmental or non-political groups and orga-nizations. All events advertised in the Coming Events section must be free of charge and open to the public. The Coming Events section is published as space permits.
The Prince Rupert and District Hospice Society sponsors a nine week Support Group, Journey through Grief, Wednesday eve-nings, 2 - 3 times per year accord-ing to need. Our group is for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. We believe that grief has no time limit so therefore your loss need not be a recent one. We do however recommend that there be at least 3 months from the time of your loss to joining the group. Learn what to expect and gain skills to manage your grief while connecting with others who share a similar journey. Pre-registration is required. For further information, to register, or for 1:1 support call the Hospice Offi ce at 250-622-6204. Please leave your name and num-ber and your call will be returned.
Prince Rupert Seniors Centre Bin-go Fridays 1- 3 pm. Everyone 19 years and older welcome.
Genealogy Club meets every fi rst Tuesday of every month. Phone Josie at 250-624-3279 for the lo-cation.
P.R. Royal Canadian Legion meets the 3rd Monday of every month. Come visit the Military Museum Thursday - Sunday from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Call 250-622-2917 for more information.
Cornerstone MB Church: Coffee mornings at 202-6th Ave. West. Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am - noon All are welcome! Sunday Celebration every week @ 10:30 am 250-627-1033
River and Ocean Metis Society of Prince Rupert meets the third Monday of every month at 1702 Atlin Ave. New people welcome. Refreshments provided. For more information call 250-627-4013
This is not church! No expectations of fi nancial support or service. Join us in a celebration of faith in Jesus Christ, Sundays 7 pm, for praise, prayer and proclamation at the Salvation Army, 25 Grenville Court. Friendship House of Prince Rupert Hosts: AamaGoot Power Puff Girlz Club (ages 7-12) Tuesday 3 - 5 pm, 3rd fl oor meeting room. Aama-Goot Ladyz Club (18 yrs. +) Learn new artistic designs through sew-ing, beading, etc. Fridays 1- 4 pm, 3rd fl oor meeting room. Call Carol Doolan at the Friendship House 250-627-1717, ext. 64 for more info.
Calling all Musicians! Prince Ru-pert Community Band and Choir are seeking new members No Au-ditions necessary! PR Community Band meets Mon. 7:30 pm - 9 pm at PRMS (formerly PRSS) Band Room. PR Comm. Choir meets Wed. 7:30 - 9 pm at PRMS Band Room. Contact Peter Witherly at 250-624-9634
The Prince Rupert Garden Club will be meeting Friday January 30 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church on 4th Ave East. This will be the yearly planning meeting to discuss Sunken Gardens and oth-er projects. All past and present members are strongly encouraged to attend. For more information call Andree at 250-624-3666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. New members are welcome. Dont forget your mug for tea.
The Prince Rupert Breast Cancer Support Group invites any wom-an living with cancer to attend our monthly luncheons every 3rd Sat-urday each month at 12 noon at the Crest Hotel.
Women in Business breakfast meet on the 4th Wed each month, 7:30 am Highliner Plaza. We offer women in business an opportunity to network with other women in an informative and fairly informal envi-ronment. Interested in attending? Call the Chamber Offi ce 250-624-2296
Meals on Wheels program needs volunteers to deliver hot meals to people in Prince Rupert on Mon. Wed. and Fri. from 11 am - 12 noon. Call Andrea Vogt 250-622-6375 for further info.
Become a member of the Prince Rupert Salmon Enhancement So-ciety to get exciting hands on expe-rience with Salmon at the Oldfi eld Creek Fish Hatchery and in their natural habitat. You will play a vital role in everything from communi-ty education to spawning, raising, and releasing Salmon to local streams. We welcome any level of experience and will provide the necessary training to turn you into a Salmon expert! Call 250-624-6733 or email oldfi email@example.com for more information.
Rupert & District Hospice Soci-ety is dedicated to The care and support of those experiencing the dying and grieving process For more information, support or to be-come a volunteer please call 250-622-6204
Kaien Anti-Poverty Society is seek-ing persons interested in becoming members of a group who wish to make positive changes for those living below the poverty line. For more info, call KAPS 250-627-5277, leave message.
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Pirates commandeer the Lester Centre stagePirates commandeer the Lester Centre stage
Planning for success requires succession planning.
BY MARTINA PERRY PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View
Students and instructors from Charles Hays Secondary School (CHSS) put on three performances of a new version of Gillbert and Sullivans The Pirates of Penzance last week.
Just under 50 students were involved with the production, making up the cast, pit band, technical crew and costume-makers. A number of community members also lent a hand in making the high school musical possible.
Alison OToole, the productions artistic director, and musical director Jeff Saunders began working with students for the production back in October with the countless hours of preparations showing during performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The Pirates of Penzance is a music-heavy production, consisting of widely varying vocal ranges and many fast-paced lyrics in many of the songs. Despite the difficulty of the musical, the cast and band performed remarkably.
After 21 years aboard a ship, Frederic (Daelan Calder) is released from his apprenticeship to a band of orphan pirates led by the Pirate King (Ryan Wightman) and his lieutenant Samual (Blake Foxall).
The pirates maid of all work Ruth (Hannah Komadina) is the only woman Frederic has ever laid his eyes on, thinking her to be beautiful. However, the pirates know
better and encourage Frederic to take Ruth with him to civilization.
But before the pair leave, Frederic informs the pirates that he will be forced to devote his life to their extermination.
Upon arrival, Frederic sees a group of gorgeous young ladies and realizes Ruth has misled him about her appearance, sending her away before approaching the girls.
One of the girls, Mable (Jordan Weir) and Frederic quickly fall for each other, and he warns the girls of the pirates. Before they can flee, the Pirates of Penzance return and attempt to capture the girls.
This is when the girls father, a Major-General (Jacob Skerritt), arrives and pretends to be an orphan to obtain the pirates sympathy.
After being released, the Sergeant of Police (Michael Krieger) and his corps announce they will arrest the pirates. Frederic is to lead the police, but is encountered by the Pirate King and Ruth who inform him his apprenticeship is to end on his 21st birthday and because he was born on a leap year he is still technically under the bind.
After discovering the Major-Generals lie, the band of pirates return to attack. But the pirates, who are noblemen who have gone wrong are overcome with loyalty when the Sergeant demands they yield of Queen Victorias name.
Impressed by this, the Major-General is happy to marry his daughters to the pirates.
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Canadian Energy. Global Reach.
As a result of what you told us, we submitted design changes to our regulators in late 2014.What Has Changed? A combination suspension bridge and trestle will connect the LNG plant on Lelu Island
to our LNG berths, reducing the amount of marine infrastructure adjacent to Flora Bank The LNG berths have been relocated to naturally-deep water in Chatham Sound,
eliminating dredging to accommodate our LNG berths XX fewer pilings to support the proposed jetty trestle
Key Facts About Our Proposed Design No infrastructure on Flora Bank No dredging at the LNG berths location Enough clearance for shing vessels to continue to use their traditional routing north
of Flora Bank and travel under the bridge Two marine berths located approximately 2.7 kilometres west of Lelu Island
Listening to your Feedback
Throughout the planning stage of our proposed project, we received feedback from community members, First Nations, local government and other stakeholders.
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LOT 39 & 40 $ 8,000