Mirror Dawson Creek Feb 6 2015
Dawson Creek Mirror Feb 6 2015
Vol. 37 Edition 6 advantage dawson creek /A2 FORT ST. JOHN VS. DAWSON CREEK February 6, 2015 The Dawson Creek Junior Canucks celebrate Connor Rose's second goal of the night on Saturday in a 4-1 win at the North Peace Arena against the Fort St. John Huskies. BYRON HACKETT PHOTO 31st ANNUAL ROTARY ONLINE AUCTION • MARCH 6-15, 2015 BIDDING STARTS MARCH 6 to donate item or service: firstname.lastname@example.org 250-467-0024 Dawson Creek ROTARY CLUBS “Service above Self” Check out listings in the Northeast News for the month of February Media Sponsorship: R001949887 WWW.DCROTARY.CA A2 - l - THE MIRROR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 Published and delivered Fridays • 901 - 100th Avenue, Dawson Creek BC V1G 1W2 Phone: (250) 782-4888 • Fax: (250) 782-6300 • General Email: email@example.com The Mirror retains full, complete and sole copyright of any advertisement, written or photographic material published in the Mirror. Reproduction is not permitted without the written permission of The Mirror. All contributed material will be included in The Mirror only as space permits. We reserve the right to edit or re-write any aspect of contributed copy in order to make it suitable for publishing. The Mirror is a division of Glacier Media Inc. advantage dawson creek Byron Hackett Staff writer Local Sports REGIONAL MANAGER William Julian firstname.lastname@example.org ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER/ AD DIRECTOR Nicole Palfy email@example.com ASSISTANT EDITOR Mike McMeans firstname.lastname@example.org REPORTER/ PHOTOGRAPHER Jonny Wakefield email@example.com It’s been 55 days since the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks last made the trip down the Alaska Highway to take on the Fort St. John Huskies. But like a dysfunctional family coming together for Christmas, it didn’t take long for the blood to start boiling between the two long-time rivals. On Saturday it was the Junior Canucks who took the ﬁrst swing in what is now a guaranteed playoff match, beating the Huskies on North Peace Arena ice in decisive 4-1 fashion. The win was also a strong step towards locking up home ice advantage for the Junior Canucks in the ﬁrst round of the playoffs. Head coach Eric Fulton said he served a reminder to his club before puck drop about the importance of Saturday night’s matchup and he was pleased with the response. “I told the guys before the game, this is a playoff game. This is going to help us get to the next round or not and I thought they came through tonight,” he said. A surely worrisome point for the other side, as the Huskies coaching staff realizes the lack of success their team has had so far against Dawson Creek. “They have to come out and prove they can play against Dawson,” Gary Alexander said Sat- “I told the guys before the game, this is a playoff game. This is going to help us get to the next round or not and I thought they came through tonight," Eric Fulton said. urday after his teams’ fourth loss to the Junior Canucks this season. “They’re the only hockey club we haven’t beat this year…it’s not impossible— it’s just our attitudes coming into the games.” It was the Junior Canucks who got on the board before the ice was dry, as 17-year-old rookie Dustin Bahm notched his ﬁrst goal of the year in just his third game. The Huskies responded four minutes later when Blair Karasiuk knocked home his own rebound for his fourth goal in his last three games. Connor Rose broke the dead lock midway through the ﬁrst, before Tyler Norris snuck a shot under the arm of Huskies’ goalie Daimon Derouin to make it 3-1. Derouin looked to be battling the puck in the ﬁrst, allowing three goals on just eight shots but settled down the rest of the night, ﬁnishing with 22 saves. On the other end, Junior Canucks goalie Josh Round bailed his team out time and time again in the opening frame, turning away 15 of 16 shots. Round ﬁnished the night with ﬁrst star honours and a calm 34 saves. Rose added his second goal of the evening in the third period to tie him for the team lead in goals with 12, to close out the 4-1 win. Fulton said it came down to some bounces and hard work paying off for his club on Saturday. Continued on Page 3 OFFICE MANAGER Lisa Letendre firstname.lastname@example.org CIRCULATION MANAGER Margot Owens email@example.com Tip of the Week Chew toys can satisfy your dog’s natural desire to gnaw. Gnawing helps with boredom, massages the gums and keeps teeth clean by removing soft tartar buildup. All chew toys are not created equally though. Bones can break teeth and both bones and rope toys can cause intestinal issues if eaten. Rawhides without knots, non-toxic durable rubber and nylon chew toys are your safest bet for those avid chewers, but should be given under direct supervision. r001948318 All Chew Toys not equal ADVERTISING SALES Janis Kmet firstname.lastname@example.org MAIL ROOM SUPERVISOR Betty Earle R001420638 South Peace Animal Hospital 1500-101 Ave Dawson Creek, BC email@example.com • www.southpeacevet.ca 250-782-7297 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 THE MIRROR - l - A3 Local Sports Continued from Page 2 “We’re getting some puck luck around the net… not so much luck, the guys are working for their goals so it’s nice,” he said. It was the opposite story for the Huskies, who ﬁred 35 shots at Round but couldn’t seem to ﬁnd a break after putting 12 goals up against the Beaverlodge Blades on Friday night. “No, certainly a long way from it,” Alexander said of the result on Saturday. “We didn’t play a bad hockey game out there. We had the opportunities we just couldn’t burry them. It’s just one of those nights where you couldn’t get a drop to fall anywhere you wanted it.” With three games remaining for Dawson Creek, including trips to Beaverlodge and Sexsmith, teams the Junior C’s have not lost to this season, fourth place and home ice advantage in the series against the Huskies seems all but secured. The Alaska Highway rivals will have one ﬁnal game this season on Wednesday, and both coaches believe their squad have more to offer. I think they’re missing a couple guys and weren’t a 100 per cent healthy and we were missing a couple guys and not 100 per cent healthy. So I think it’ll be even better games. I think they’ve got more to offer and so do we,” Fulton said. Alexander echoed that same message. “We’re still pretty positive that we can come up with a better effort than that… we’ve gone out there with the attitude that we were going to beat them and then we’ve ﬂoated through a lot of times— we wasted a lot of our efforts,” he said. “We just need to get a little more mentally tough when we come out against Dawson.” firstname.lastname@example.org Dawson Creek Junior Canucks goalie Josh Round steers aside one of his 35 shots on Saturday night during his team's 4-1 win over the Fort St. John Huskies at the North Peace Arena on Saturday night. BYRON HACKETT PHOTO Hey 20off s e i d a L February 10 - 14 Buy a pair for your sweetheart and treat yourself #3, 10200 - 8th Street • Phone: 250-782-4318 Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM % DAWSON CREEK/CHETWYND AREA TRANSMISSION PROJECT Public Safety Notice – Snowmobiler and Winter Recreation Users Winter recreationists and snowmobilers should be aware that construction of the Dawson Creek/Chetwynd Area Transmission (DCAT) project continues. The DCAT right-of-way is a construction zone with restricted access. This is required for worker and public safety to avoid risks associated with construction materials and equipment, or other potential hazards that may be hidden or partially hidden by the snow. Please avoid using the right-of-way for your recreation activities. If you are in the area, use extra care when traveling near the right-of-way. For more information on the DCAT project, please visit: www.bchydro.com/dcat. If you have any questions, please contact BC Hydro Stakeholder Engagement: 1 866 647 3334 or 604 623 4472 or email email@example.com. ALL SHOES R001968730 r001959311 4457 A4 - l - THE MIRROR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 Agriculture, oil and gas industries embracing unmanned aircraft Recreation ADULT DROP-IN PROGRAMS Volleyball and Soccer Date: Thursdays, Winter season started up January 15, 2015! Time: Volleyball 6:00-7:30 pm, Soccer 7:30-9:00 pm Location: Central Campus gymnasium (10701 10th Street, Dawson Creek) Fee: $4.50 Drop-In per session (NC) The commercial use of unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), sometimes called drones, has taken off, literally. Over the past four years, Transport Canada has seen a 1,400 per cent increase in requests for commercial permits to fly the aircraft, particularly to capture aerial imagery. Requests jumped from 66 to 1,020 between 2010 and 2014. Transport Canada says the number could be higher except many Canadians users, both commercial and recreational, are unaware that they may need special permission to fly certain sizes of unmanned aircraft. Their use in the agriculture, oil and gas industries is particularly high, with permits numbering the highest in the Prairies and Ontario. Under new regulations recently announced by Transport Canada, users may not need to apply for a Special Flight Operations Certificate if their UAV weighs 25 kilograms or less. The new rules apply to commercial users and will help make Canadians in the air and on the ground safer. “This approach will dramatically improve the ability of Canadian businesses to safely make use of this extremely capable technology while substantially reducing the time it takes to get authorization for more complex operations,” says Stewart Baillie, chairman of Unmanned Systems Canada. “Coupled with the recently announced awareness campaign, I believe that Canada now has one of the most effective and progressive regulatory frameworks in the world.” Recreational users must ensure they fly safely and legally. Transport Canada’s UAV webpage, www.tc.gc.ca/SafetyFirst, provides information on operating guidelines and responsibilities. Technology Special Events BIRTHDAY PARTIES Looking for a fun way to celebrate your child’s birthday? Did you know the department has di erent options available such as at the Pool, Youth Care Centre, Climbing wall? Inquire about the details and prices today with Community Services! TransCanada Open House Arena Themed Skate **Fiesta Theme** Date: Sunday February 22nd Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm Please check http://www.dawsoncreek.ca/ for a complete list of our programs and public skates Please join us for an open house to talk about TransCanada’s proposed projects in Saddle Hills County, Alberta. Come out and join us for refreshments and snacks over conversation about these projects. For more information, please call our Community Relations line at 1.855.895.8754 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Everyone is welcome. We hope to see you there. Kenn Borek Aquatic Centre Free Swim • Win Prizes! Join us on Monday, February 9 from 1-5pm for a FREE Swim and Climb! Lots of prizes to be won, including a 1 year Family Swim Pass (courtesy of ACE Instrumentation Ltd). Sponsored by Success by Six, Children First, Dawson Creek Shriners and the Masonic Lodge. Register for Spring-Break Swimming Lessons Don’t wait - register now for Spring Break Swim Lessons! Register for either 5 days or 10 days! Climbing Wall Training Date: February 10, 2015 Time: 5 to 8 p.m. Gordondale Community Hall Gordondale, Alberta Just off Range Road 105, South of Highway 49 r001945271 Did you know we o er a variety of programs on the Climbing Wall for all ages? Ask us about our Boot Camp, Movement and Technique and Intro. to Climbing courses! www.dawsoncreek.ca 250.784.3604 250.782.7946 r001957770 Local landmark closes its doors Local Reflections FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 THE MIRROR - l - A5 Wildly popular Indian restaurant in Pouce Coupe, Curry et cetera, closed its doors in January Sukrit Parmar looks out from her kitchen to the restaurant she bough and opened in 2009. Owning a restaurant was dream number two on her list. Now she may return to her first dream, teaching mike carter Photo Mike Carter / Staff Writer A 70-year old retired teacher and (recently) former restaurateur, has decided five years was long enough for her wildly popular Indian restaurant in Pouce Coupe, Curry et cetera, which closed its doors in January. “Growing up I always wanted to be a teacher,” Parmar says, “My wish came true. And when I came to Dawson Creek there was no Indian restaurant in the whole region.” Parmar arrived in BC in 1967, from Punjab in northern India. She spent a year in Prince George before securing a teaching job in Dawson Creek. After retiring from teaching, Parmar started on her second dream: owning a restaurant. “The day I retired from teaching, I went and signed the papers to buy a restaurant in Dawson Creek.” The building had an architectural design that suited her vision, however it was much larger than she had wanted. She was lucky, and the real estate agent gave her the deposit on the building back when things didn’t work out. Parmar then bought the Sears outlet in the Co-op mall in 2003, and sold it after five years. She later got a call from her friendly realtor, who suggested a building in Pouce Coupe that had just become available. “So I looked at this one, and this is an older building, a lot of work was done, but it worked out just fine for me.” The building has a varied history. Built in the 1930s, it was first the site of Capital Motors, which has since moved to a prime location on Alaska Avenue in Dawson Creek. After that, it was a music store for many years. Before Parmar took over, it was a church. “When I come here, I say I am going to Church every single day,” she chuckled. After pouring “lots of money” into the building, it was finally ready to open to the public on Nov. 13, 2009. Parmar’s former colleagues with School District 59 were the first to come, but before too long she had many regulars who dropped by almost every one of the three days she was open each week. Based on Parmar’s month-to-month numbers, in the five years it was opened Curry et cetera fed in excess of 50,000 people. “Theoretically, everybody in Dawson Creek, Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd could have eaten here at least once,” she said with a smile. Her final Saturday night, Jan. 17 was the busiest of all the five years she said, totaling 153 orders. But Parmar didn’t set out to feed everyone in the Peace Region. Her original dream of owning and operating a restaurant morphed over time, and she decided she could do more with the proceeds than simply put it back into the building or her bank account. “On the side was my desire to help some children in India,” she explained. Through World Vision she was able to support 29 foster children in total. She has an entire back wall of the restaurant dedicated to them, where each povertystricken face is a ray of sunshine for her on any bad day. She also was able to pay tuition for 10 girls to attend school in her hometown of Hoshiarpur. “Over here I had stirred for hours sometimes, doing dishes or whatever and I thought ‘oh my goodness’ you know, going to school and having masters degrees and standing here and doing dishes … But in India, people go to a temple, they wash the dishes as service to the temple. So here I am standing in a former church, doing the dishes, feeding the people, making the money, and sending the money to kids.” Now that these three dreams have been realized, teaching, owning a restaurant and helping children from her homeland, Parmar is ready to move to her next goal. She thinks perhaps the next move for her would be to open a math academy. Looking back on what was, no matter what anyone writes in any newspaper, or says to her on the street, the restaurant business was a personal success. But it has had its time, because, “nobody at the age of 70 years should be working for 17 hours a day. It’s not quite civilized. However, it was all fun, I would do in a heart beat all over again but in a 40 year old body.” A6 - l - THE MIRROR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 Lifestyle L I V I N G F O R Do you have a low credit rating? You may have had a few hard knocks, but you can improve your credit standing with a bit of patience and discipline. It won’t change overnight, but it’s important to take control of things right now; your efforts will be well worth it if you want to have a more secure financial future. Here are three tips to get you pointed in the right direction. Three ways to improve your credit rating Multiple requests can negatively affect your score, as creditors wonder if all your credit queries are hiding a serious financial problem. 1. Pay your bills on time Get into the habit of paying your bills ©Copyright Select Home Designs. All rights reserved. Plan TSS0610005 before the due date. Even if you can only manage the minimum amount due on your credit card this month, make sure you pay it on time. You’re much better off paying the minimum on time than the full balance late. Are you wondering if you should go to one of those companies that promise to improve your credit rating? Be careful; Industry Canada’s Office of Consumer Affairs says that only your creditors themselves have the power to change the information that is recorded in your credit report. One thing you can do is order a copy of your credit report before you apply for a loan to ensure there are no errors. To do that, all you have to do is contact one of the Canadian credit bureaus, either Equifax (www.equifax.ca) or TransUnion (www.transunion.ca). UPDaTE ON a CLaSSIC Total: 2,521 sq. ft. 2. Don’t max out your cards Don’t push the set limits on your credit 3. Limit your applications for credit Each time you apply for a loan — a line of credit, personal loan, car loan, or credit card — your application appears on your credit rating. You can improve your credit rating with a bit of patience and discipline. Main Level: 1,645 sq. ft. WIDTH: 106’ - 4” DEPTH: 57’ - 8” ©Copyright SELECT HOME DESIGNS Here’s a sleek take on the classic log cabin. Soaring windows capture every view, while two porches here and another in front give you plenty of room to enjoy being outside. Inside, a spacious island gives plenty of room for food prep and casual meals in the kitchen. A cozy fireplace adds ambiance to the living room. Sleeping quarters are spacious and comfortable, from the main-level master suite to the two additional bedrooms upstairs. An optional bonus space above the garage can be finished later. To see more details on this plan, visit www.eplans.com and enter the plan number above. Use advanced search features to browse thousands of other home designs, including bungalow, two-storey, multi-level, and cottage country homes. Order blueprints online or call 1-800-528-8070 for more information on how to order and modify plans. r001932818 Delicious Delivery/Take-Out Pizza! 15008-8th St. Dawson Creek • www.panago.com 250-310-0001 PHOTO: jack hollingsworth / THINKSTOCK Second Level: 876 sq. ft. cards. Experts believe that you should keep your credit utilization ratio (what you use versus how much you have to use) below 30 percent. This rule applies to each individual card, and to the cumulative debt of all your cards. r002943255 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 THE MIRROR - l - A7 Lifestyle Canadian author’s powerful book receives praise from fellow writer (NC) Originally published in French, A Sunday at the pool in Kigali is the first novel by Montreal author Gil Courtemanche, and was translated into English by Patricia Claxton. A popular book around the world, it has been translated into 23 languages. The critically acclaimed novel has been recommended by the Canadian author Shani Mootoo as the Amnesty International Book Club’s selection for March. Mootoo is a writer, visual artist and video maker residing in Toronto known for her short films, and video art exhibits. Courtemanche’s novel deals with a love affair between an older Canadian expatriate and a young Rwandan, and also includes themes of AIDS and the 1994 Rwandan genocide. It won the French version of Canada Reads on Radio-Canada in 2004. For a free discussion guide for A Sunday at the pool in Kigali, visit www.amnestybookclub.ca or call toll-free 1-800-266-3789. You can also request a free printed copy of the discussion guide by writing to Amnesty International Book Club, 1992 Yonge Street, #315, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 1Z7. www.newscanada.com SPEC AL DELIVERY Drop or mail your FREE birth announcement to: The Alaska Highway News, 901-100th Avenue, Dawson Creek, B.C. VIG 1W2 or email: email@example.com Have a new baby? Are you expecting? Don’t forget to drop o your announcement to the Alaska Highway Daily News 901-100th Ave Dawson Creek Our family is now a little larger.... r002949902 901 - 100 Avenue Dawson Creek, B.C. V1G 1W2 Practical & Fun! Large Variety of Styles & Sizes in Stock “Special Delivery” (PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY) DAWSON CREEK & SO MUCH MORE www.dawsoncreekbabystore.ca • In the Dawson Creek Mall • Phone: (250) 719-0574 BABY STORE You are hereby authorized to publish the following birth announcement in the Alaska Highway News and the Mirror newspapers. Date of Birth: _______________ Sex: ____________________ Baby’s Name: ________________________________________ Weight: _________________ Length: ____________________ Name of Parents: _____________________________________ Address of Parents: ___________________________________ Phone No.: ____________________________(Will not be published) Date: _______________________________________________ Parent’s Signature: ____________________________________ A8 - l - THE MIRROR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 People of the Peace Sharon Smith, owner of Rainbow Studios, is closing the shutter after 35 years in the camera business An eye Jonny Wakefield / Staff Writer Sharon Smith opened Rainbow Studios in Dawson Creek in 1984. Jonny Wakefield Photo There was never much telling who or what might be in front of Sharon Smith’s camera lens on a given day. It could be a happy couple at a wedding, or a child hauled in by grandma for Christmas photos. Or, it could be a piece of factory damaged merchandise, a horrific workplace injury. Smith and her husband Dusty, who own Rainbow Studios, first bought a camera store in Dawson Creek in 1979. Since then, her lens has documented joy, pain and everything in between. On Saturday, they closed Rainbow Studios, the final step in their long-standing plan to retire. Smith started out taking photos of her kids and the scenery, before “getting carried away” with a good camera. She found work managing the camera department at Kmart in the Dawson Creek mall in the late 70s. In 1979, she and Dusty Seniors Insight submissions the call for A QUARTERLY FEATURE FOCUSING ON SENIORS IN THE NORTH & SOUTH PEACE Do you have photos, stories or events you would like to see in our next edition of the Seniors Insight? If so, call Nicole at (250) 782-4888 or email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org r002629395 for photography bought a Kits Camera franchise. In 1984, they went into business as Rainbow Studios, eventually opening a Fort St. John location. Even then, cameras were growing smaller, easier to use and more ubiquitous than Smith could have imagined. The introduction of autofocus, where a motor in the lens determines which point in the field of vision to highlight, was the first sign that photography was opening to the masses. “When they first started coming out with autofocus cameras, that frightened the heck out of me,” she said. “We though it wouldn’t be as good [as manual focus], but of course it was.” They adapted and diversified. Photo finishing and enlargements continued to be popular, along with early photocopying — where a speciality lens was used to take a photo of a photo to create new negatives. At its peak, the studio employed 11 people. As one of a handful of commercial photographers in the region, Smith was always busy. “In the early days, I had no summers, never, none,” she recalled. “It was always wedding time.” Outside of wedding season, there were school portraits, holiday photos and a host of other assignments. Smith regularly took photos for use as evidence in legal proceedings. In one case, she documented shipping damage to an expensive rifle, so the buyer could take the company to court for a refund. He won. Photos for workers compensation claims were also common. Smith said she photographed “quite a few varieties of injuries,” each one requiring special camera techniques. “If [the injured person] told me something that was key — like how it’s very important that I show how badly this shoulder blade has dropped on their back, I would set the lighting up so it would create a little bit more shadow and show that depth, how it’s not how it’s People of the Peace FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 THE MIRROR - l - A9 supposed to be,” she said. Dusty closed down the Fort St. John location in May, and when the lease came up at the Dawson Creek mall, the Smiths decided not to renew. It’s not clear what role a studio has in an age where anyone can take a quality photo and share them online instantly. For decades, Smith helped people both record change and to freeze a moment in time. She recalls a number of grandmothers who, without fail, would book the grandkids for Christmas photos. “All they wanted for Christmas was [photos of] the kids,” she said. “They wanted to watch them change in the pictures.” r001956840 ANNOUNCING NEW BLOWOUT PRICES Our Dawson Creek Showroom is now closed! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to save $38,000 on the purchase of a 30’ wide stunning modular home in the Dawson Creek or Fort St. John area! Columbia Custom CD0201 30’ x 58’ = 1740 Square Feet • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms While our Dawson Creek showroom has now closed, we are still proudly serving Northern BC through our Prince George location, and remain “BC’s Largest One Stop Shop for Modular Homes!” Please visit us online to view all of our quality modular homes or contact our friendly sales team! WAS $245,000 NOW $207,000 INCLUDES FREIGHT AND SET UP www.HartModularHomes.ca • email@example.com 3157 Bellamy Place, Prince George •1 (877) 737-4278 A10 - l - THE MIRROR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 Mile 0 Connections Custom and Pre Fab Cabinets Residential and Commercial Also Home of the Granite Place 1804 - 97 Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC R001947676 The Mirror’s Small Business Directory r002943224 METAL ROOFING & SIDING YEARS ervice Quality & S 25 Milligan Creek Steel a division of: NOW BUILDING POLE SHEDS TO YOUR SPECIFIC DIMENSIONS • 11 different proﬁles & 26+ colours • Agricultural & Industrial • LOWEST PRICES! Call for details! 250.782.1442 Bringing Smiles to Dawson Creek r002958044 my clients self esteem and ability to eat “ Improving their foods properly is my #1 goal. I understand how important it is for everyone to smile with confidence and to enjoy a meal with friends and family. 14 years in the industry has given me the experience necessary to help each individuals specific denture needs. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work and help the community from which I grew up in. 40 YEAR WARRANTY r002942155 Denturist Jodie Atkinson ” milezerodentureclinic.ca Call to Book a Free Consultation 250-782-6004 103 - 816 103 Ave. Visit our website www.versaframe.ca Call Joe 250-793-7753 JCK ProPerty ServiceS • Renovations and Repairs for all building problems • Reasonable Rates • Licensed 1301 Alaska Avenue Dawson Creek, BC V1G 1Z4 Cell: 250.709.1871 Office: 250.782.8525 Fax: 250.782.8536 r001961233 Are you anxious about your next dental visit? Experience a stress free dental visit with Conscious Sedation Nitrous oxide is a reliable and efficient method of relieving pain, fear and apprehension in patients undergoing dental or surgical procedures and is quickly and easily reversed without unwanted side effects. Dawson Creek Dental Centre Dr. Mark Sevier • Dr. Cung Nguyen • Dr. Cheryl Walker 1024 - 103rd Avenue • (250) 782-4440 Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 6:00pm r002943100 Seniors Insight submissions the call for A QUARTERLY FEATURE FOCUSING ON SENIORS IN THE NORTH & SOUTH PEACE Do you have photos, stories or events you would like to see in our next edition of the Seniors Insight? If so, call Nicole at (250) 782-4888 or email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org R001527973 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 THE MIRROR - l - A11 Local Sports Snowflake Showdown 2015- Fort St. John And good times were had by all at the Snowflake Showdown 5-Pin Bowling Fun Meet January 24, 2015! Final placements: Division A - Female: Gold Team (FSJ) with 90 points-over-average: Amanda Britni Silver Team (FSJ): Serena Linda Division B –Female: Gold Team (DC) with 64 points-over-average: Carole Sandra Lisa Dara Silver Team (FSJ) with 25 points-over-average: Maria Megan Cheyenne Miranda Division B – Male: Gold Team (FSJ) with 73 points-over-average: Nicholas M Alex Tyler R Nicholas B Silver Team (FSJ) Lorne Kelly Peter Kevin Division C – Female: Gold Team (FSJ) with 45 points-over-average: Kim Jennie Sheryll Tina Silver Team (DC) Angela Diane Brianna Edith Division C – Male: Gold Team (DC) with an amazing 154 points-overaverage!: Willy Sherman Ron Jake Silver Team (FSJ) Russell Leroy Wyatt Dawson Creek Head Coach: Mel Palfy Assistant Coaches: Nicole Palfy Jennifer Stasiuk Colleen Cole Pam Harman A12 - l - THE MIRROR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 Not sure why BUSINESS IS SLOW? is not just a saying in business. Advertise today and let your business be in sight and in the minds of your customers. Janis Kmet 250.782.4888 ext. 115 email@example.com FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 THE MIRROR - l - A13 NO REFUNDS! NO CREDITS! 100 WORD LIMIT Tel: 250.782.4888 Fax: 250.782.6300 classiﬁeds@dcdn.ca Events 1010 Announcements 1055 Coming Post an ad in 126 newspapers. Reach more than 2 million people for only $395/week for a 25-word text ad or $995/week for a formatted display ad! Book by province or whole country. 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Farm Equipment Livestock Pets 4050 4545 5010 5015 5020 5520 6005 6010 6020 6030 Seminars/Education Travel Business For Sale Business Opportunities Services Legal/Public Notices Apartments/ Condos-For-Sale Duplexes for Sale Farms for Sale Houses for Sale 6035 6036 6040 6045 6055 6070 6505 6515 Industrial/ Commercial Land for Sale Lots & Acreages for Sale Mobile/Manufactured Homes for Sale Open Houses Real Estate Wanted Apartments/Condos for Rent Commercial 6950 6965 6975 7015 8034 9025 9115 9160 9185 9220 9225 Rent to Own Duplexes for Rent Farms/Acreages for Rent Houses for Rent Oﬃce/Retail Property Management Shared Accommodation Suites for Rent Wanted to Rent Business Personals Building Contractors Hay/Bales for Sale Auto Miscellaneous Trucks/Vans/Cars Boats RVs/Campers/ Trailers Snowmobiles FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM REYNARS r001711566 BecauseWe Care Your Funeral Home Purple Shield 1300 - 102nd Avenue, Dawson Creek, BC (250) 782-2424 • Toll Free 1-800-217-2299 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.reynars.com GET RESULTS! 5-13 who are For Children aged Grieving the Loss of a Family Member, Pet or Friend or are Facing the Consequences of Separation or Divorce.-The Rainbows Program promotes support and healing for these children in a nurturing environment free of charge. Call Judith at 250-7828727 or 250-3044505 to register Neighbors Helping Neighborswould you like to help a senior keep their walkway cleared this winter? Dawson Creek Better at Home can help you ﬁnd a senior in your neighbor who needs help with snow shovelling. Call: 250782-2341 or stop in to the Better at Home ofﬁce in the Co-op Mall. Saturday, February 7th- Dawson Creek Royal Canadian Legion Branch#141 will be holding its Monthly General Meeting at the branch, located in the former library building (Youth Care Centre) 1017-105th Ave., on Saturday February 7 at 2:00pm.(Note the later time for the meetings.) Please use the main entrance located on the northeast corner of the building (next to 105 Ave). 50’S & 60’S DUO. Available for a variety of events. Also plays country music. Bob: 250-7824227 after 6:00 PM. 1160 Special Events 1215 General Employment 1230 Work Wanted 1010 Announcements Macland Restaurants Ltd.o/a Tim Hortons 116088th Street & 1308 Alaska Avenue /Dawson Creek, BC. FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANT Full time/part timeShift Work Nights/Overnights/Early Mornings/Weekends. Full time days $12/hr, afternoons $13/hr, graveyards $14/hr + beneﬁts, part time $11.75/ hour. Please apply by Fax: 250-7825692 or E-mail: at email@example.com NOW HIRING Cooks Apply in person at Le’s Restaurant, 801-111th Ave, Dawson Creek, BC. 250-782-1020 HOST FAMILIES NEEDED! Northern Youth Abroad is looking for families to host 2 youth from Nunavut/ NWT volunteering in your community July/August. www.nya.ca or Toll-Free 1- 8 6 6 - 212 - 2 3 0 7. BUD HAYNES & WARD’S Fi rea r m s Au c t i o n. Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m., 11802 - 145 St., Edmonton, Alberta. One Man’s Collection, store dispersal, case lots, ammo, etc. Consign now. Catalogue w/ pictures online. Ph o n e 4 0 3 - 3 475855 / 780-451-4549; www.budhaynesauctions. com; www.WardsAuctions. com. Auctions Announcements Business opportunities CRIMINAL RECORD? Canadian Record Suspension (Criminal pardon) seals record. 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Large selection of pallet forks, grapples, buckets, snow and dirt blades, tillers, mowers and snow blowers, etc. Phone 780-3542161, Beaverlodge. DAWSON CREEK 3 BR/ 3BA, brand new Single Family Home,1813 sq ft house with 910 sq ft unfinished basement. Natural gas fireplace, covered decks. Double car garage. $509,000 250-784-5587 STRATA Place Apts. in Dawson Creek. Special OFFER until Jan. 15/15. Sign a 6mth lease, get 1/2 month FREE. 1 and 2 Bedroom Apts. Adult Building, No Pets. 250-782-1331 5 BEDROOM 2 DUPLEXESFURNISHED in Pouce Coupe. Better Rates for Long Term. 250-719-9392 Duplexes 6505 Apartments/ Condos for Rent 6525 for Rent Classifieds 3 bedroom unit available immediately. Located at # 1-8407-17A Street. This unit is approx. 1250 sq ft beautifully ﬁnished living space. Includes 6 appliances and parking for 2 vehicles. No smoking, no pets. 1 year lease is required. See dawsoncreekrentals.ca or call: 250-782-8009 One unit in newer Tri-plex at 91218St.. Each unit boasts 1800 sq ft. ﬁnished living area, 3 bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half bathrooms, 6 appliances, gas ﬁreplace and many other extras. No pets, no smoking. 1 year lease is required. Rent is $1700.00. For info or to view see dawsoncreekrentals.ca or call: 250-782-8009 Available for rent in Dawson Creek. FULLY FURNISHED, ALL inclusive, EXECUTIVE RENTAL HOMES (Bachelors to 5 Bedroom). Call: 1-250-8887158. DC-Brand new duplex at 84108408-17A Street has 2-3 bedroom units and 2-1 bedroom suites that will be available Sept 1,2014. Includes 6 appliances and off street parking. No smoking, no pets. 1 year lease is required. For info see dawsoncreekrentals.ca or call 250-7828009 For Rent 6560 Houses 6525 Duplexes for Rent PAY YOURSELF FIRST contact dablack123@ endoftherainbow.info 250-219-9337 6505 Apartments/ Condos for Rent For Rent in Dawson Creek. SUNRIDGE APARTMENTS. BACHELOR, 1 & 2 BEDROOM Apartments www.sterlingmgmt.ca 250-782-7609 NEWER FULLY FINISHED 2400sq. ft. 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATHROOM HOME. 6 appliances, gas ﬁreplace, satellite/cable/internet. Large concrete driveway for ample parking. Storage shed. No pets/no smoking. 1 year lease is required. $2100/mth plus utilities. View at 4602-46 Ave, Pouce Coupe, B.C. Available March 1st. 250784-7969 For Rent 6560 Houses WILLOWCREEK 2 and 3 BEDROOM TOWNHOMES IN DAWSON CREEK. Completely renovated, quiet yet are close to downtown and all amenities. AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY. All appliances. Full size unﬁnished basement for storage. Two bedroom $1300, 3 bedroom $1400 on a 1 year lease. Call 250-782-2824. OR apply online www.sterlingmgmt.ca For Rent 6560 Houses DC-Looking for responsible Roommate to share 2Bdrm apartment.$600/month includes utilities. No smoking/No drugs,working fulltime. 250-2195058 Basement suite for rent in Dawson Creek. Fully furnished, all utilities included. High speed internet/W/D. Phone 250-719-0022. 6950 Shared Accommodation For 6965 Suites Rent 5020 Business Services Locally Owned & Operated by Pat Howard and Jack Walsh Ofﬁce space with heated shop in DC, plus additional shop space if needed. 250-2190484 6980 Warehouse 2060 For Sale - Misc We have a storage solution! Are your closets and garage overﬂowing? Do you have business records to store? Does your ATV or car need a home? U IT - STORE IT - LOCK E KEY TH - KEEP 4 sizes for your storage needs! 5x10 • 8x10 • 10x10 • 10x20 Check out our website for storage information & rates Newspaper 25” Wide www.dcministorage.ca Call Oﬃce 400 - 115th Avenue, Dawson Creek 250-782-9511 Roll Ends Starting at Breathe through a straw for 60 seconds. That’s what breathing is like with cystic fibrosis. No wonder so many people with CF stop breathing in their early 30s. r001942486 1105 Obituaries Peter Tates, born December 27th, 1931, passed away in Dawson Creek, British Columbia on January 7th, 2015. He was born in Aalsmeer, Harlemmemeer, Holland, the oldest child of Cornelius and Dirkje Tates. Peter moved to Canada with his family in 1947. In 1956, he joined the Armed Forces, serving until 1970, in Calgary, Alberta, Victoria, B.C, and was stationed in Germany. In 1971, Peter began his bridge career with Crown Zellerback in the Nanaimo Lakes area of B.C for nine years. In 1980, he moved on to the Department of Highways bridge crew and then to Peace Country Maintenance where he retired as Foreman. Peter loved to garden, he had a green thumb, and liked to plant ﬂowers in his yard. His hobbies included ﬁshing, camping, and bowling. Peter married Janet Isbister and they had 6 children Sheree, Vincent, Valerie, Dan, Ken and Peter Jr. Peter is predeceased by his wife Janet and son Dan Tates. Peter is survived by his children Sheree (Eric) Kuenzl, Vince Tates, Val (Doug) Doucette, Ken Tates, Peter Jr. (Val) Tates; grandchildren Danielle Temple, Lindsay Myers, Chadd Myers, Chris Doucette, Jennifer Jorgenson, Nicole Wolfe, Catlin Tates, Stephanie Tates, Brian Tates and David Tates; and numerous great grandchildren. At Peter’s request, no service will be held. Peter was cremated and will be laid to rest at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Bergeron Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd. Peter Tates $ Great for • Packing • Crafts • Table Top Liners • Artwork 3 Please help us. 901-100 AVE D.C. 250 782 4888 9916-98 Ave FSJ 250 785 5631 r001966913 r002943177MIR 1-800-378-CCFF • www.cysticfibrosis.ca FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 THE MIRROR - l - A15 A16 - l - THE MIRROR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2015 12th Annual: February 12th, 2015 Dawson Co-Op Mall 6:00 AM — 6:00 PM Brought to you by: Change Can Change a Life Turn out the couch and clean out the lint trap; we want your change! Come drop your spare change into the box and see how a little can do a whole lot to help our local hospital! Please help us reach our goal of: Silent Auction Come down to the Co-op Mall to check out the wonderful items donated to our silent auction such as: Autographed Canucks memorabilia by #14 Alexandre Burrows Tickets to the FMX World Tour at the Encana Events Centre on Feb. 28th (including pit passes) West Edmonton Mall Family All-Day Pass for 4 to the World Waterpark or Galaxyland Park! And more! To go towards the purchase of specialized equipment for pediatric care! Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you! This year our volunteers are ready to come right to your door and pick up your donations. Message us on Facebook, or call the foundation office at (250) 784-7355 to arrange for pick-up!