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<ul><li><p>250.624.9298Suite 6 - 342 3rd Ave W.</p><p>Your home is one of the biggest investments you will ever make. As a licensed realtor with over 23 years of experience, whether you are selling or buying, I am here to guide you through every phase of the process with skill and integrity. For a free consultation please call or e-mail me today. I look forward to helping you nd the perfect home!1601 India Ave</p><p>$285,000</p><p>Gord KobzaThe Power of Experience</p><p>VOL. 8 NO. 25 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 FREE</p><p>PRINCE RUPERT</p><p>Scenes from the Seafest weekend.</p><p>Pages A8-A12</p><p>Feature</p><p>LNG terminal open house.</p><p>Page A14</p><p>Business</p><p>Ladies hit the link for Jubilee.</p><p>Page A11</p><p>Sports</p><p>Old Massett growing tourism.</p><p>Page B2</p><p>Haida Gwaii</p><p>Todd Hamilton / The Northern ViewRCMP were on scene to control the crowds that gathered in Seal Cove on the night of June 5 to witness a re that destroyed the Paci c North Coast Mini Storage facility. </p><p>Flames engulf mini storage warehouseCause of fire</p><p>remains unknownBY SHAUN THOMAS PRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View</p><p>Prince Rupert fire chief Dave McKenzie confirmed Monday morning that the June 5 fire that destroyed North Coast Pacific Mini Storage is not being treated as suspicious.</p><p>Representatives from the fire d e p a r t m e n t , RCMP, Fire Commiss ioner s Office and the insurance agency spent the weekend sifting through the debris on the site, but have yet to determine what exactly started the blaze. </p><p>We found 95 per cent of everything we need to determine a cause, but that one key piece is missing, McKenzie said, noting that the amount of debris left over and the water under the structure are making it difficult. </p><p>We know what were looking for and when we find it well have a cause ... but its like trying to find a needle in a haystack.</p><p>The report of the fire reached the Prince Rupert Fire Department at 9:27 p.m. on Wednesday, but by then the structure was engulfed in flames.</p><p>The facility is completely </p><p>gone.</p><p>- Dave McKenzie</p><p>See FIRE on Page A2</p><p>Hospital to pay for anti-union actionsIUOE compensation to go back two years</p><p>BY SHAUN THOMASPRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View</p><p>The Prince Rupert Regional Hospital (PRRH) will have to compensate members of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) who lost their jobs following the conversion of the hospitals boiler from steam to electric. </p><p>The Labour Relations Board (LRB) previously ruled that Northern Health and PRRH management acted in an anti-union manner when undertaking the conversion, with some memos noting the move was being done </p><p>in part to eliminate the IUOE from the hospital following a number of grievances. In late May, </p><p>the board outlined the steps to be taken to remedy the wrong-doing. </p><p>A number of union members were given displacement notices on July 19, 2011. Some of its members were on sick leave at the material time, and one was challenging his termination through arbitration. Union members who were working at the time were given one week to exercise displacement options under the collective agreement upon receiving displacement notices, read the ruling signed by LRB vice-chair Bruce Wilkins. </p><p>I leave it to the parties to work out the amount each union </p><p>members is owed.</p><p>- Bruce Wilkins</p><p>See IUOE on Page A2</p><p>PRINCE RUPERTPRINCE RUPERTPRINCE RUPERTPRINCE RUPERTPRINCE RUPERTPRINCE RUPERTPRINCE RUPERT</p></li><li><p>A2 Northern View June 12, 2013</p><p>DISCOVERA WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY</p><p>AT THE PRINCE RUPERTPORT INTERPRETIVE CENTRE</p><p>LOCATED ON PRINCE RUPERTSSCENIC CENTRAL WATERFRONT</p><p>OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK9:00 AM5:30 PM</p><p>FREE ADMISSION CHILDREN ARE WELCOME</p><p>CALL 250 624-4559 FOR INFORMATIONWWW.RUPERTPORT.COM/CENTRE</p><p>News</p><p>THIS IS WHAT SAFETY LOOKS LIKEAT THE PORT OF PRINCE RUPERT.</p><p>At the Port of Prince Rupert, a commitment to safe shipping is part of who we are. Local experts and organizations work together every day to apply industry-leading practices in vessel handling and harbour safety. Gordon Coutts and the crew of the Pacific Pilotage Authoritys Pacific Pathfinder pilot launch vessel are part of the picture. Get the facts today at</p><p>Print layouts corrected size.indd 3 6/10/2013 1:32:17 PM</p><p>I got there quickly because of where I lived and when I arrived the smoke was 75-plus feet in the air, so it was already free burning. When you have a building like that with heavy timber construction and filled with boats and cars, it doesnt take long for it to go up, said fire chief Dave McKenzie. </p><p>The facility is completely gone. Once we got going, our objective was to protect the surrounding buildings. They took substantial heat damage, but no fire damage.</p><p>McKenzie said 16 firefighters and every piece of equipment at their disposal were dispatched to the site. </p><p>Joining the firefighters on scene were members of the Prince Rupert RCMP, who were tasked with controlling the hundreds upon hundreds who came from all over town to witness the fire firsthand. Following the incident, Const. Matt Ericson said RCMP were asking people to stay in their homes during major events like this one as this poses serious challenges for the responding agencies in getting to the incident. </p><p> Eventually, utility workers from Pacific Northern Gas and BC Hydro arrived, and at one point much of the town was cast in darkness as hydro poles near the storage building went up in flames. </p><p>But the impact of the fire wasnt only felt on land. Dan Bate of the Canadian Coast Guard said the fire knocked out communication lines in the area resulting in the repeater stations near Gill Island and the Calvert Island being unable to communicate with the Coast Guard base in Prince Rupert for approximately 21 hours. During that time, anyone placing a distress call through the usual channels was unable to do so.</p><p>Crews spent the entire night and much of the next day dousing the fire and were still there the next morning to extinguish hotspots and smaller flames that were still burning. </p><p>While initial reports pointed to a possible airplane accident as a cause of the fire, those reports were dismissed by McKenzie the next day. </p><p>~With files from Todd Hamilton</p><p>Hydro, Telus out</p><p>Todd Hamilton / The Northern ViewSmoke from the re at the North Coast Paci c Mini Storage could be seen as far away as Oliver Lake. </p><p>FIRE from Page A1</p><p>I have determined union members are prima facie entitled to compensation for the losses they have suffered and expenses which came about as a result of the Employers actions. The compensation they are entitled to will be dependent on the circumstances of each individual and subject to mitigation.</p><p>To determine the level of compensation for each affected worker, the LRB has appointed a special investigating officer to determine the fact and circumstances surrounding each employee and report back to the board to regarding compensation. </p><p>There must be a rational connection between the breach, its consequences and the remedy ... I leave it to the parties to work out the amount that each union member is owed, wrote Wilkins. </p><p>As well as compensating the workers, PRRH will have to pay the union the equivalent of dues lost following the worker displacement, was ordered to post future maintenance position under the IUOE umbrella and was issued a cease and desist order from committing further unfair labour practices with respect to the union. However, the unions request to reinstate the power engineer positions was declined, as was the request for an order of costs.</p><p>IUOE to be paid for lost </p><p>duesHOSPITAL from Page A1</p><p>Fire cuts marine communication</p></li><li><p>BY SHAUN THOMASPRINCE RUPERT / The Northern View</p><p>At least nobody was hurt.That was a common phrase in Prince Rupert last </p><p>week following the massive blaze that destroyed North Coast Pacific Mini Storage on the night of June 5. And while it may be true that nobody was physically hurt or perished in the fire, the impact of this incident on people in the community cannot be downplayed. </p><p>Iain Cullen was following news of the fire closely his familys 17-and-a-half-foot Double Eagle boat complete with 115 horsepower Johnson motor was being stored in the facility. </p><p>It is insured ... but the replacement cost doesnt come close to paying for the full replacement. It is insured for about $18,000, but it will likely be about $30,000 for a new one, he said, noting that the boat is a big part of family fun in the summer.</p><p>Weve had it for years and we use it up at the lake every summer for the nephews and grandchildren.</p><p>Another family who saw their property go up in flames was Bruce and Antoinette Rempel, who had a 22-foot fifth wheel stored. Unfortunately for the Rempels, the RV was not insured when the building burned down.</p><p>I was about to get insurance when I got back to town, but by then it was too late, said Antoinette. </p><p>No one expected this fire ... I dont know what Im going to do now.</p><p>It wasnt just recreational vehicles that people lost on Wednesday night, others stored high-end items such as motorcycles and vintage collector cars. One of </p><p>those, a completely restored 1964 Mustang, belonged to Bill Langthorne, who was keeping it for a special day. </p><p>It was for my grandchildren. I havent driven it for some time, but I just had $6,000 worth of work done at A&amp;G Autobody. My intent was to have it there in storage until my grandchildren grew up ... it was their play car, thats what they call it. I was going to sell it last year, but my granddaughter said no way papa, he said, noting the insurance coverage on the car isnt a problem. </p><p>Insurance cant compensate for the value of the car, but [it] happens.</p><p>208 1st Ave East, Prince Rupert 250-624-9498 1-800-808-3988</p><p></p><p>TRAINING CENTREJune (Price includes GST)Chainsaw Safety (June 14&amp;15 Fri&amp;Sat) 9-5..................... ... $362.25Traf c Control (June 21&amp;22 Fri&amp;Sat) 9-5..................... ...... $374.06Scaffolding (June 28&amp;29 Fri&amp;Sat) 9-5 ............................... $236.25</p><p>EXTENDED SECURITY PROGRAM ($893.85 FOR ALL COURSESE OR SEPARATE AS LISTED BELOW)</p><p>Basic Security - June 19-29 (Wed-Fri-5-10 pm &amp; Sat-8-2 pm) 40 HoursExam: July 6 (Sat) 9-11 pm $582.10</p><p>Fire Safety Online - June 17 (Mon) 9-1 pm $30.00CSTS Online - June 18 (Tues) 9-4 pm $78.75</p><p>OFA1 - June 24 (Mon) 8:30 5:30 pm $115.00WHMIS Online - June 25 (Tues) 9-1 pm $43.00</p><p>TDG Online - June 26 (Wed) 9-2 pm $45.00</p><p>IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FOX PRO:Class 1 &amp; 3 with Air/Theory June 14, 15 &amp; 16 </p><p>(Fri/Sat/Sun) 8:30 - 4:30 $7,200Class 1 with Air $5,200 Air Brakes $313.60</p><p>363-500 2nd Ave WestUpper level of the Rupert Square Shopping Centre</p><p></p><p>Prince Rupert</p><p>Nadia Movold250-600-2334</p><p>Keith Lambourne250-622-8546</p><p>Heather Bullock250-627-9416</p><p>Emily Kawaguchi250-600-7343</p><p>Dorothy Wharton250-622-7653</p><p>Victor Prystay250-624-1202</p><p> $149,500</p><p>1018 3rd Ave West</p><p>$190,000 Listed by Nadia</p><p> $85,000</p><p>1329 Overlook St.</p><p>Listed by Nadia$325,000</p><p>1112 Beach Place</p><p>Listed by Heather</p><p>$180,000</p><p>301 11th Ave East</p><p>Listed by VictorSold by Nadia</p><p>Listed by Nadia</p><p>1472 6th Ave East</p><p>NEW LISTING1018 3rd Ave West1018 3rd Ave West1018 3rd Ave West1018 3rd Ave West</p><p>NEW LISTING</p><p>$176,900 </p><p>876 Fulton St</p><p>Listed by VictorSold by Dorothy</p><p>1472 6th Ave East1472 6th Ave EastNEW LI</p><p>STING1329 Overlook St.1329 Overlook St.1329 Overlook St.1329 Overlook St.</p><p>NEW LISTING</p><p>SOLD SOLD</p><p>June 12, 2013 Northern View</p><p>Shaun Thomas / The Northern ViewThe burned shells of cars and trucks sit among the debris at Paci c North Coast Mini Storage. </p><p>Fire a loss for many in Prince Rupert Vintage cars, RVs, </p><p>boats all burn</p><p>those, a completely restored 1964 Mustang, belonged to Bill Langthorne, who was keeping it for a special day. </p><p>at A&amp;G Autobody. My intent was to have it there in </p><p>play car, thats what they call it. I was going to sell it last </p><p>Insurance cant compensate the value of that car.</p><p>- Bill Langthorne</p><p>News</p></li><li><p>737 Fraser Street Prince Rupert, B.C Ph: 250-624-8088 Fax: 250-624-8085 @northernview</p><p>B.C. Press Council: The Northern View is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the provinces newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby St., Nanaimo, B.C. V9R 2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to</p><p>The Prince Rupert Northern View, a politically independent community newspaper is a Division of Black Press Group Ltd. and is published every Wednesday in Prince Rupert B.C. at 737 Fraser Street, Prince Rupert, B.C, V8J 1R1. Phone (250) 624-8088, Fax (250) 624-8085. All material contained in this publication is protected by copyright. Reproduction in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without prior consent.</p><p>A4 June 12, 2013</p><p>One of Premier Christy Clarks first tasks of the new term will be to resume trade talks with Alberta and Saskatchewan.Several daunting tasks await. Clark must repair </p><p>relations with Alberta Premier Alison Redford after B.C.s theatrics over oil pipelines before the election, and prepare for the results of a federal environmental review of the Enbridge Northern Gateway proposal in the fall.</p><p>Some people were surprised on Friday when the B.C. government released its final written submission to the federal environmental review panel on Northern Gateway. It was widely interpreted as B.C.s outright rejection of the project, but its not as simple as that.</p><p>Clark and B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lakesignalledseveral times before the election that they were not getting the answers they wanted from Enbridge. But they stuck to the principle that the hearings must be completed.</p><p>The NDP repeated for months that the B.C. Liberal government had forfeited its own review and handed jurisdiction over the environmental assessment to Ottawa. In fact, a pipeline that runs across two provinces is by definition a matter of federal jurisdiction. B.C. could have held its own parallel set of hearings, which was the NDPs stated preference, but in no circumstance does the province have a veto. And both the B.C. Liberal government and Enbridge were careful </p><p>to leave the door open for further talks.B.C.s final submission runs to nearly 100 pages. It </p><p>goes into detail on the inconsistencies and unanswered questions on such vital topics as whether diluted bitumen can sink in water.</p><p>In short, the province argues that it can sink if the oil is in fresh water, or if it isexposed to weathering so lighter fractions evaporate, or if it is mixed with sediments that increase its density.</p><p>These are pertinent conditions if heavy oil were to lea...</p></li></ul>