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WANETA EXPANSION Hydroelectric project is big business for the City of Trail South Terminal Advantage QA with BC Hydros Charles Reid AugustSeptember 2012 Volume 6 Number 4

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Contents Pacific coastal Airlines inflight magazine AugustSeptember 2012 Volume 6 Number 4 Features 6 A Powerful Project 900 Million Waneta Expansion brings jobs to Trail. 10 A fine ride Buick shines a light on Trails past. 12 A wArm welcome Canadas only volunteerrun commercial airport. 14 winter time is islAnd time Sea, sport, spa and more on Vancouver Island. 18 A BeAuty locAtion Cranbrook capitalizes on its location to grow its economy. 22 south terminAl AdvAntAge BC air travellers enjoy

PResidenTs messAge One of the advantages to operating a mixed fleet of aircraft is that it allows us to provide a range of transportation options to meet the needs of our customers. Our fleet of 24 planes includes a combination of wheel, float, and amphibious aircraft which are all ideally suited for inland and coastal flying in the province of BC. Our wheelbased division, located at Vancouver International Airports South Terminal, provides regularly scheduled airporttoairport service to a varie

flight time Grumman Goose flight time spec sheet Passengers 8 Crew 1 Cruise speed 166 knots mph 307 kmh Wing span 49 ft. 14.95 m Range 500 nautical miles approx. 926 km Rate of climb 1,300 ftmin. P Susie Quinn photo acific Coastal has four Grumman Goose amphibious aircraft that operate out of its Port Hardy hub, making the BC airline the largest Goose operator in the world. Its rugged construction makes it able to handle coastal flying quite well, says Pacific Coastals operations manager,

hydro Power a powerful project 900 MILLIoN WaNETa ExPaNSIoN ProjECT To ProvIdE PoWEr For 60,000 hoMES By AlyN EdWArdS w aneta Expansion project manager Joe Stagliano leans on the viewing platform barricade and looks into a giant excavation. Workers look tiny as they walk back and forth far below among the spiderweb of steel concrete reinforcing. This is where a new powerhouse is being built. Several hundred meters toward the Waneta Dam, the hydraulic head for the hydroelectric generating expa

t Joe Stagliano, Waneta Expansion Project supervisor, with guest Don Nutini, a volunteer at Trail Airport. Ken Sakamoto photo SToP By For a Look ThIS SUMMEr Those interested in viewing the project are welcome to visit the projects viewing area this summer. Situated across Highway 22A, visitors can safely watch construction, view interpretive signage and overlook the confluence of the Columbia and Pend dOreille Rivers. The viewing area was the result of a desire to keep the public safe as const

Expansion project WANETA PLAZA Trail Serving you with these fine stores... Ardene Athletes World Bogie Bacall Hair Salon Bootlegger Crockett Book Company Dollarama No Frills No Frills Pharmacy Pro Vision Optical Red Cross Loan Cupboard Reitmans Rickis Suzannes The Source Waneta Gas Bar Waneta Plaza Lottery Ticket Centre Warehouse One The Jean Store Your Vitamin Store Zellers Zellers Pharmacy By jennifer Blyth hile the Waneta Expansion Project will have significant benefits

boosts Trail economy is mandated to invest in power investment projects in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust on behalf of the province. The trust is a regional organization that supports Columbia Basin residents by providing grants and resources for social, economic and environmental initiatives. Together, these partners share a vested interest in the benefits and impact the project will have on residents. To ensure an environmental legacy, the project accepts applications for the Waneta Ter

cruising the columBiA Buick shines a light on trails CLaSSIC CoNvErTIBLE PUrChaSEd For 15 SPEakS To ThE hISTory oF TraIL By AlyN EdWArdS d ick McLeod drove his 1934 McLaughlin Buick Model 96C rumbleseat convertible into Trails picturesque Gyro Park for the local car clubs show and shine in June. The iconic classic car represents a step back in Trails history, which revolves around Tecks Trail Operations one of the worlds largest fullyintegrated lead and zinc metals refineries. The operations

Ken Sakamoto photo Ken Sakamoto photo new Buick The new Buick convertible past the midst of the Great Depression. Only six examples of this McLaughlin Buick model were built in Oshawa, On. by General Motors of Canada. Margaret Blaylocks car was body number four. It was an amazing automobile for its time. The car had power brakes and a special compartment for golf clubs, along with a leather interior and vinyltrimmed rumble seat. This Buick featured the first front suspension to use coil sprin

Volunteers help Trail airport CaNadaS oNLy voLUNTEErrUN CoMMErCIaL aIrPorT SUPPorTS ECoNoMIC GroWTh IN TraIL By AlyN EdWArdS t he Trail Regional Airport has a fireplace, an honour box for snacks and a bookbydonation shelf, lending it the air of a social club rather than an airport terminal. In fact, its not unusual for passengers deplaning the Pacific Coastal A little support goes a long way At Teck, we believe our business moves forward by giving back. For over a century, we have supported f

soar Whitehead. This is my way of helping my community now that Im retired. Nutini, who spent years as a director of the Trail Regional Hospital, says the airport is a lifesaver in the region, providing air ambulance and medical evacuations for patients needing special or urgent care outside the area. The hospital got its own helipad last year, an 800,000 initiative spearheaded by Nutini. The airport has become even more important as economic activity has boomed in the region, where more than 1.

vAncouver islAnd Winter time is Island vaNCoUvEr ISLaNd ENjoyS a MILd CLIMaTE aNd array oF aTTraCTIoNS PErFECT For oFFSEaSoN ExPLoraTIoNS By jENNIFEr BlyTh w here can you ski in the morning and kayak in the afternoon Enjoy a turn around the links on New Years Day Vancouver Island, of course Tourism Vancouver Island markets Vancouver Island as a yearround destination, primarily targeting residents from the Island, the Lower Mainland and Alberta. Luckily, with so much to recommend it, the sell

sAlute to the shoulder seAson Golf yearround on Vancouver Island, including at Port McNeills Seven Hill Golf Country Club. Below, the Namgis First Nations Burial Grounds in Alert Bay. time A Big cAtch The waters near Port Alice are an anglers dream destination. Boomer Jerritt photos courtesy Tourism Vancouver Island that showcase the West Coast flavours. The September calendar is busy with fall fairs and festivals, the perfect way to celebrate the cornucopia of tasty possibilities, while

vaNCoUvEr ISLaNd Continued from Page 15 during the holiday season, be sure a stop at the Butchart Gardens in Victoria and Milner Gardens in Qualicum is on your Christmas calendar. Moving into winter, the North Island enjoys an abundant snowfall perfect for skiing, snowshoeing, skidooing and plenty of familyfriendly activities at Mt. Washington Alpine Resort in the Comox Valley and Mt. Cain in the Campbell River area. Not all the activity happens on land, though. Jacques Cousteau described Vancou

winter wonder Mt. Washington Alpine Resort offers a snowy escape just a short drive from the seaside Comox Valley. emphasizing the bounty of the West Coast, through local seaweed wraps, lavender oils, sea salt scrubs, pinescented aromatherapy and much more so even if you cant get out and explore the local scenery, you can still enjoy its benefits. To Get There Pacific Coastal airlines offers daily flights between the vancouver South Terminal and vancouver Island destinations of victoria, Com

the kootenAys a BEaUTy locatIoN ThE CITy oF CraNBrook CaPITaLIzES oN ITS PoSITIoN aS a TraNSPorTaTIoN aNd ToUrISM hUB To GroW BUSINESS aNd INdUSTry. the Purcell Mountains to the west, Cranbrook is the largest municipality in southeast British Columbia. Established as a townsite in hat has helped the City of Cranbrook grow, even when other 1898 with the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway and subsequently incorporated as a regions have struggled in face of municipality in 1905, the city resi

explore yesterday, today. Take a giant leap back into the 1890s and experience the restored pioneer boomtown of Fort Steele. A family favourite for decades, Fort Steele is a must Open daily. Call for current schedules and a list of special events or visit us online. 250.417.6000 recorded info line 250.426.7352 9851 Hwy 9395, Fort Steele, BC, VOB 1N0 located just 16km northeast of Cranbrook History comes alive at Fort Steele Theres no time like the prese

Soar Mag ad July 12teeoff full pg ad aug.3006 7512 521 PM Page 1 CraNBrook Continued from Page 18 recent worldwide economic downturn, it was shortlived and solid numbers have returned. Weve seen steady growth since then and it seems to be across the sectors. That growth also feeds the communitys tourism opportunities, such as skiing, golfing and numerous outdoor activities. Being a support for those tourism opportunities has really been a stalwart part of Cranbrook. Several initiatives have

NaTIoNaL UrBaN dESIGN aWardS hoNoUr yvr ProjECT arChITECTS Business Briefs Sharp Diamond Landscape Architectures celebrated Vancouver International Airport Gateway project. Canadian Institute of Forestry Gold Medal, recognizing outstanding scholarship, sportsmanship and citizenship, and the Gordon Baskerville Award, recognizing outstanding achievement in academics and citizenship. After serving as an Aviation Assistant for the BC Forest Service Protection Branch, Burns went through the grueli

travel the south terminAl makes plane travel in BC easy and enjoyable. Susan Lundy photos The South Terminal advantage FroM EaSE oF ParkING To FEWEr LINEUPS, BC TravELLErS aPPLaUd ThE BENEFITS oF FLyING ThroUGh yvrS SoUTh TErMINaL By SuSAN luNdy only, handling 287,000 arriving and departing passengers last year, and 300,166 in 2010. Its described as a regional hub for small aircraft, float planes, helicopter operations, corporate charters, sport fishing camps and aerospace facilities. Design

humorouslycrafted, mixed media float plane, which hangs from the ceiling near the stairway to the second level. Called The Flying Beaver, and created by Patrick Amiot and Brigitte Laurent, it honours the Beaver aircraft, launched in 1947 and flying for years from the South Terminal to remote spots on BCs coast. The entire South Terminal is wrapped in YVR history since its the location of the original airport. As the story goes, construction on a single, 730metre runway and a small, woodframe adm

tourIsM aboriginal tourism is Big Business ThE FUTUrE LookS BrIGhT For ThE BCS aBorIGINaL ToUrISM INdUSTry By SuSAN luNdy t ucked away in the remote village of Klemtu, on the north coast of BC, guests from all over the world embark on treks through the Great Bear Rainforest in search of the rare, white Spirit Bear. Their quests are led by guides from Spirit Bear Lodge, a communitybased ecotourism venture, owned and operated by the Kitasoo Xaixais First Nation. Spirit Bear Lodge guides weave a

Photos courtesy Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC coincides with efforts to find new ways to market BC and to continue to make this province a top tourism destination. Were looking for whats unique about BC and whats more unique than the stories of its land and people Current trends in tourism point to a desire for cultural situations that allow visitors to experience customs and traditions firsthand. The demand for cultural tourism products has given First Nation peoples in BC an unprecede

PROFILE KEITH HENRY AT THE HELM OF ABORIGINAL TOURISM IN BC BY SUSAN LUNDY eith Henrys love of family and his Metis culture, plus the joy of watching Aboriginal communities thrive, serve him well in his position as CEO of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC AtBC. He has held the position since 2008, when he took on management of the associations Aboriginal Tourism Cultural Blueprint Strategy, created in 2006. In January of this year, Henry and AtBC launched the Five Year Plan, which build

dAteBook BELLa CooLa sept. 8 9 Bella coola Fall Fair Bella Coola Fall Fair at Lobelco Hall, featuring a dog show, logger sports, food and games. TraIL aug. 10, 24, sept. 7 21 Downtown Market Downtown Market on the Esplanade, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FMI Trail Chamber of Commerce at 2503683144 or CaMPBELL rIvEr aug. 18 Heritage Day Heritage Day, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Spirit Square, downtown Campbell River. FMI vaNCoUvEr To sept. 2 that which makes us Haida That

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QA Charles Reid President CEO, BC Hydro f Photo courtesy BC Hydro rom homeowners to business, industry to recreation, virtually everyone in British Columbia has an interest in the provinces hydroelectric system. To learn more about the current state of the industry, SOAR editor Jennifer Blyth chatted with BC Hydros President CEO Charles Reid. Reid, a Certified General Accountant, joined BC Hydro in 2008 as the Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He received the Qu

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