May 29th, 2009
For Immediate Release


PRINCE GEORGE — Eight Prince George home inspectors — all members of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors of British Columbia, CAHPI(BC) — are among the first home inspectors in Canada to be granted home inspection licenses.

“British Columbia is the first province in Canada where home inspectors must have a license to practice,” said CAHPI(BC) President Owen Dickie. “We are a recognized profession that has a significant role in the decisions and lives of BC consumers.”

The Prince George home inspectors who have achieved their provincial licenses are Stephen Andrews and Jody Hunter of Town and Country Inspections Services; Alan Box of Al's Home Inspections; Charles Mahon of Cariboo Property Inspections; Brian Lofroth of NorthLink Home Inspections; James Greer of Pillar To Post Professional Home Inspections; Rodger Hamel of Roof to Foundation Property Inspection Team; and, Travers Rebman of Westcan Inspection Services.

“The global economic crisis has made us all aware of what happens when regulation is inadequate, and enforcement is weak,” Dickie said. “That’s why the licensing of BC home inspectors and the emergence of the BC home inspection industry as a licensed and regulated profession under the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Authority is so important. The province has sent a message to consumers that they are important, that they matter, and that they can have confidence in their licensed home inspector when making the biggest purchasing decision of their lives.”

CAHPI(BC) is the largest home inspection organization in British Columbia, with 250 members working in 178 BC communities and operating under the highest standards in Canada.
“Buying a house is the biggest investment people will ever make,” said Dickie. “If consumers use a home inspector to help them make an informed purchasing decision, that inspector must be trained, qualified, and accountable. That’s what CAHPI’s own Registered Home Inspector, or RHI, designation is about, and it’s a mark of home inspection distinction that’s been made more powerful with the implementation of provincial licensing in BC. The RHI designation is the standard to look for when seeking the services of a home inspector, ensuring that the licensed inspector is the highest-trained and best-tested inspector available.”

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For more information on the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors of BC, visit the CAHPI(BC) website at or contact CAHPI(BC) Registrar Helene Barton at 1-800-610-5665.


Credentials good fit for airport

Written by Citizen staff 
Friday, 22 May 2009

While saying it's a match made in heaven might be overstating things a bit, we'll settle for a match made at 35,000 feet.

The Prince George Airport Authority had a firm set of prerequisites in mind for its new chief executive and has found its man to take the helm at arguably the most critical time in the airport's history.If his resume is anything by which to judge him, John Gibson certainly fills the bill.

Gibson, who begins his new job July 1, comes to Prince George from Hamilton, Ont., where he is in charge of marketing at Hamilton International.

Gibson also has extensive experience in air cargo operations with Canadian Airlines International and Pacific Western Airlines.

A leader with experience in marketing and cargo is a necessity at today's YXS.

The airport has a recently-christened runway that was lengthened for one principal reason: to act as a refueling stop for international cargo flights between Asia and the eastern seaboard.

The airport authority had hoped to see the first cargo flight arrive in January, but the global recession has helped conspire against it - that and a refueling apron that fell behind schedule because 150 toads had to be uprooted and given a new habitat.

Gibson's expertise in marketing and cargo will be relied on heavily to ensure YXS meets the challenges set before it.

At lot of faith, not to mention money - about $36 million - has been heaped on YXS to transform it from a primarily regional passenger hub to a world player with all the ancillary economic benefits that are expected to accrue.

Those would include the air cargo logistics park planned near the airport and the jobs that go with it.Gibson, a B.C. native, helped turn Hamilton International into Canada's largest cargo airport in close proximity to Toronto and sees a similarity between Prince George and Anchorage, the Alaskan city from which YXS is aiming to siphon business.

So far it's been all hype and little action at Prince George Airport and the postponed promises have begun to take on a hollow sound. The new man has a mammoth task ahead to turn the doubters into believers and YXS into a local economic catalyst.

It's time to deliver.

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