Ksan Girls Group paddles on Pine Lake July 4. On the water here are leader Brianna Phillips

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A band, the farmers market and the art gallery mark 30 years, and two 16-year-olds put their mark on the world in Terrace in 2013

More highlights of 2013 in the community and area.


A 1945 movie detailing the trials and triumphs of public health in the northwest is restored with missing narration added after several people work together. The 30-minute film shows Prince Rupert and its lumber, cannon and ship building industries at that time, a trip to the public health unit and a visit to the hospital with the public health nurse. The sanitary inspector goes to a restaurant, country dairy, and the chlorinating plant. Then, to the lab and x-ray office.

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Northwest artist Dempsey Bob is appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston. The designation is one of our country’s highest civilian orders, recognizing a lifetime of outstanding achievement and merit of a high degree in service to Canada or to humanity at large.

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The Terrace Community Band celebrates its 30th year anniversary with a performance in George Little Park and at the annual firefighters pancake breakfast over the Canada Day long weekend.

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For the second year, Ksan and Terrace RCMP form the Ksan Girls Group, a summer mentorship program for girls, in which Const. Angela Rabut and other female mentors spend time with tween and teen girls as a positive role model to help them through those difficult years.

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Local writer Willy Schneider receives the Gold Seal of Literary Excellence for his life story, “Such is Life” as well as a book review, a portion of which Schneider can now include on the back cover of his autobiography. His story is about his youth in his native Germany, his experiences as a young soldier in the German army during the Second World War and his time now spent in Canada.

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A 100-year-old button blanket from the Laxgibuu (wolf) tribe of the Nisga’a Nation gets a new life as the Nisga’a Museum makes a reproduction of it so it can be handled and part of the education collection.


Skeena Valley Farmers Market celebrates its 30th season.

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The Terrace Art Gallery celebrates its 30th year with a resurgence in popularity.

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Air cadet Zachary Gordon of 747 Squadron in Terrace received a Most Improved Award during the fifth and final graduation parade for Albert Head Cadet Training Centre (CSTC).


Michael Baxter drives his Nissan Leaf electric car from Vancouver Island to Terrace to visit his brother.

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Kevin and Trevor Hansen, come through town on their trip around the world five months after they began because they wanted to get out, see other countries, push themselves physically every day, and share their experience on their blog.

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Jorden Hendry, 16, goes to a forum for bilingualism as one of 30 young people from across the country put on by the non-profit organization French for the Future with workshops on the significance of bilingualism, leadership, communication and how the French language affects each of the ambassadors’ communities.

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Sydney Maki, 16, prepares to travel to the project she began. Project Ekitangaala (e-ch-tahn-gah-lah), which means The Light in the local language Luganda, helps children who have lost one or both parents to AIDS in Uganda.

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