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Volume 92 - No. 09

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Welcome home reception for Babine Forest Products worker Derek MacDonald

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Just released from Vancouver General Hospital, Babine Forest Products employee Derek MacDonald returns home to a celebration dinner at the Margaret Patrick Memorial Hall. Babine Forest products workers, family and friends lined up to greet him as he entered the building. Coworker Steve Derksen, who helped direct firefighters to MacDonald’s location in the burning sawmill stepped forward to shake hands. For more pictures go to or ‘like’ Lakes District News on Facebook. on Jan. 20, 2012 and local Kenny ver General Hospital. Still in recovery Derek slowly sawmill that was rocked by an exREBECCA BILLARD Michell remains at the University Family, friends and Babine For- greeted everyone with hugs and plosion and engulfed in flames on Jan. 20, 2012, were also on hand to Of the 19 injured Babine For- Hospital of Alberta receiving treat- est Products employees gathered hand shakes. Fellow Babine Forest Products welcome Derek home. at the entrance to greet Derek as est Products employees, Derek ment for extensive burns. It was an emotional scene as he passed through the door. Tears coworkers Steve Derksen and ErFather, Frank MacDonald said it MacDonald is one of last to be discharged from hospital. More than a Derek arrived at the Margaret Pat- flowed as they caught the first nie Nesbitt, who helped direct fire- had been an emotional and stressmonth has passed since the Babine rick Memorial Hall last week, after glimpse of him, after a 34 day stay fighters to Derek and a number of ful 34 days for the family. other employee's locations in the Forest products explosion and fire being discharged from the Vancou- in hospital. More on page 2 ...

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Emotional home coming for sawmill worker

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Steve Derksen is recovering from first and third degree burns after the Babine Forest Products explosion and fire. "We have him home blame anybody for what now, but this is very happened at the mill, sad for us. The whole it is the way the ball family went with him bounced and blaming to Vancouver. We can't people won't solve any-

thing. We have to leave it in God's hands, but I am really glad to have my son back at home." Frank said he was also an employee of the sawmill. "I have worked there for 31 years in the maintenance department. We should not be here pointing fingers and what can't say this happened, or this happened and Hampton Affiliates is to blame .... hopefully they rebuild the sawmill and we can just keep on going," Frank said. According to Derek's wife, Beatrice MacDonald, Derek was in the intensive care unit at the Prince George Regional Hospital on Jan. 21, 2012, when the decision was made by physicians to send him to Vancouver General Hospital for extended care. "He had first degree burns on his face and legs and third degree burns on his hands be-

cause he put his hands up to protect his face," Beatrice said. She went on to say that he hasn't fully spoken to family or friends about the accident. "It is hard for him," she added. Derksen said to Lakes District News that he was on a catwalk at the time of the blast and was flung 80 feet downwards. "The force of the explosion blew the floor away and blew the roof off the building." Derksen, who did break relief and worked in every part of the sawmill said he went into the round saw room after the explosion and found Derek. "Derek didn't want to leave with me, he told me he was warm and that it was too cold outside ... he was disoriented and in shock so I went to get help from the firefighters," said

Derksen. Derksen said the severity of the explosion was unbelievable. "I heard a whooshing sound, then there was a really bright flash light .... and the heat wouldn't stop, it got incredibly hot. A big fireball came up ... there was one big explosion followed by several others ... the acetylene tanks all blew up. I was pretty goal oriented to get out." Derksen said once out of the sawmill he found firefighter Ryan Bel-

court and directed him to Derek's location. "I looked around at 90 per cent of the sawmill was engulfed in flames." Derksen suffered third degree burns on his shoulder and first degree burns to his head and hands. "My face got incredibly hot and so did my back .... it felt like an iron was burning into my skin on my shoulder." While Derksen is off his pain medication he

said the burns are still sore when something rubs against them or touches them and he said they are very itchy. "They gave me morphine, then had to give me stronger morphine at the hospital for the pain." Derksen who was able to secure a job at Endako Mine recently, said he is not scared to work in a sawmill again. "This is nobody's fault ... it was just a freak accident," he said.

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Lakes Economic Development Association’s Board of Directors and staff would like to congratulate Cindy Shelford on receiving her Certificate Economic Development the University LEDA has beeninvery busy with a variety of from initiatives. of Waterloo. LEDA is working on an Invest Northwest BC project with other communities in the Northern Development Cindy completed herregion, “thesis” and on the apparent disconnect Trust Initiative. This project is a web portal that is a vital tool that allows and imbalance between Northern Rural and Southern Urban the communities of northwest BC to combine their efforts to spur communities. Through Cindy’s research process it was realized development and attract new investments. that approximately 70% of BC’s resources come from the North. Also LEDA is working on tourism and marketing initiatives, As a result of these findings, Cindy has been engaging with with the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation and various otherstakeholders communitiesand to increase awareness the significant local user groups, as wellofas the Northern BC contributions that the North provides to the overall economy Tourism Association. of BC. also just launched an Ad campaign and Editorial with the LEDA

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Economic Development Association of BC (EDABC) and Business in Vancouver Magazine the InvestCAF in BCUpdate: magazine. South Burns Lakethrough Trail Project With the connections with EDABC, Business in Vancouver and the Ministry of actively Jobs, Tourism this project LEDA has been movingand the Innovation project forward with allows Burns Lake and the Lakes District to be showcased to the world! ongoing stakeholder meetings, obtaining necessary permits, More information to follow on these exciting opportunities will be archaeological assessments and First Nations advisory, to review available soon, stay tuned! and evaluate the project to best utilize the area and trail quality.

MINERALS NORTH LEDA is pleased to announce that Darwin Zimmer has been The work continues with the Minerals hired as the Project Supervisor for the South Burns Lake Trail North Committee that is made up of Project. Darwin will be responsible for the hiring of all the crews, local representatives, we have been overseeing all components of the project and reporting to LEDA’s busy organizing for the Minerals North Board of Directors. Conference next May 23-25 2012. Things are coming along great with thecommunity initiative, For information regarding this exciting Tradeshow soldCindy out and Sponsorship please contact Shelford, Economic Development Officer. inquiries still coming in daily. Rebecca Billard photo

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Derek MacDonald hugs a Babine Forest Products coworker during a welcome home dinner last week. MacDonald is recovering from first degree burns to his face and legs and third degree burns to his hands as a result of the explosion and fire last month.


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Province working on local tourism initiative Initiatives to boost Burns Lake economy announced REBECCA BILLARD Tourism, redevelopment of brown field sites, a second jobs fair and continued work on the fibre supply analysis are some of the initiatives Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs Tourism and Innovation said will help the economic recovery efforts in Burns Lake. Bell said the province is continuing to focus its efforts on Burns Lake, following the Babine Forest Products explosion and fire last month. During a media conference held last week, Bell announced that Peter Harrison, the director of partnership marketing for Tourism B.C. will be working on a specific tourism strat-

egy for the local area. Minister Bell said Harrison had successfully worked on more than 100 individual strategies to boost tourism in other small communities. “The focus will be on improving tourism opportunities to stimulate economic activity in

Burns Lake this summer,” he said. Minister Bell said one project that could be expanded is the annual Big Pig Mountain Bike Festival. “We could expand the festival activities to cover an entire weekend,” he said. “Working closely with members of the

community, business leaders, the Northern British Columbia Tourism Association and Aboriginal Tourism B.C., ministry staff will refresh planning previously undertaken in 2009 through the Province’s Community Tourism Foundations program to help identi-

fy any existing tourism development challenges and prioritize opportunities to support the local tourism industry,” Minister Bell said adding that, Burns Lake and the entire Lake’s District is recognized by travellers for its unique beauty and its activity based More on page 7 ...

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Innovative plans are needed I don’t know what to think about some of the short term economic recovery initiatives announced by Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs Tourism and Innovation last week. Redeveloping the three brown field sites in Burns Lake was one of the ideas that Minister Bell said would help diversify the local economy. I think it is something that most locals would appreciate, but a couple of these sites have sat vacant for in excess of 10 years, and all are supposedly in the midst of the clean up process. In the Lakes District News edition of Dec. 14, 2011 it was reported that the disused Ministry of Transportation and Highways yard on Francois Lake Drive was found to be contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons and numerous other hazardous substances. The site investigation was undertaken in 1993, nearly 20 years ago and is still incomplete. Remediation at the Husky Oil Ltd. site on the corner of Hwy. 16 and Government St. [now used as a parking lot] started in January of 1994 and 11 years later, the property is still being evaluated. The Shell Canada Products site, which is located adjacent to the Husky site was demolished in 2009 and still sits vacant. As I understand it, there is also limitations placed on a cleaned up brown field site as to what can be built there. Recycling



a 2009 tourism plan is also on Minister Bell’s radar. Trying to build up tourism with out something unique to offer is not going to work, neither is building a few more motels. Tourism can be big businesses, if you are innovative and aim for a wide, all encompassing audience. Rather than recycling old ideas, how about establishing something that could help create a unique identity for Burns Lake and attract repeat visitors once a year? As an example, there is a small town in Queensland, Australia called Woodford. It has a population of about 5,000 people and forestry was the town’s primary industry, sending wood to a nearby sawmill. Now however, if you mention the town of Woodford, people automatically associate it with the annual Woodford Folk Festival. The event is huge. The festival takes place over six days and nights and about 130,000 visitors attend the folk festival every year, coming from across Australia and big name entertainers perform. The Woodford Folk Festival injects $21 million into their economy every year. An event like this also attracts new businesses in town. Something similar could put Burns Lake on the map, diversify the economy and build up local businesses. Woodford is proof of that. That’s the kind of initiative we need for our town - let’s get new ideas on the table and be proactive instead of refreshing planning previously undertaken in 2009. Will old ideas that never took off then work now? What’s Bell thinking?

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As MLAs resumed their raucous legislature arguments over a municipal auditorgeneral, the B.C. government’s own watchdog cut through the noise with a devastating audit of the state of Crown forests. Auditor General John Doyle’s survey of the province’s vast forest comes at a critical time. A team of forest ministry experts is examining the situation at Burns Lake, to see if the Babine Lake Forest Products sawmill can be rebuilt, after a tragic explosion and fire on Jan. 20. Babine Forest Products was one of a string of high volume mills along Highway 16 in Northwestern B.C. that have been working their way through the enormous stock of decaying pine that surrounds them. The shelf life of these trees is estimated to extend to 2019, but that’s a best case scenario. In reality the expanse affected by pest and disease is much more complex. The B.C. government touts its Forests for Tomorrow program that started in 2005 with a boost of federal funds to restock B.C.’s burned and beetle killed forests. More than 14 million seedlings are to be planted this year and up to 21.5 million next year. Total planting is about 200 million trees this year, most done by industry as a condition of Crown timber licenses, as has been the practice since 1987. Is it enough, in this era of climate shift, massive die-off and fires? Doyle says no. “We noted a significant gap between the total area replanted by the ministry and the total area suitable for replanting,” the auditor writes. “The ministry has not indicated how this low level of silviculture investment reconciles with its legislated mandate to achieve long-term timber benefits and to maintain or enhance future timber supply.” And he criticizes the quality of industry reforestation, describing a tendency to choose ‘the leastcost, least-risk approach to meet

reforestation regulations, which means planting lower-cost, fastergrowing species.’ Species diversity and adaptation are what is needed. Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson has watched pine, fir and spruce beetles chew through his region, march East through the Kootenays and now the North and West. He says the Burns Lake situation brings into focus the biggest problem identified by the auditor: the poor state of B.C.’s forest inventory. As much as three quarters of it is out of date, some by decades. Much of it is based on aerial photographs rather than on-theground assessment by foresters. Species have shifted. And at a time when climate factors have caused the most rapid changes in the 100 year history of the B.C. Forest Service, budget cuts and reorganization into a natural resources ministry have taken their toll. Even with the most recent appraisals completed last summer for four forest districts, including the Burns Lake district, the ministry still can’t say if there are enough logs available to rebuild Babine Forest Products. Simpson says the industry knows the answer. Two of the world’s highestcapacity sawmills are at Houston and Vanderhoof, on either side of Burns Lake, and their huge salvage log supply is degrading and running out. A political intervention to save the Burns Lake mill would only take shifts away from others. An alternative would be to make Burns Lake a proving ground for bioenergy, to deal with the huge mass of trees that will never make lumber. Finally, a bright note for Burns Lake. The people and the economy are adapting. A job fair in the village offered entry level as well as skilled positions at the Houston and Vanderhoof mills. There are more positions on offer at the Mount Milligan and Huckleberry Mines and with Enbridge, which has gas, solar and wind projects on the go. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Hampton Buildings vs vehicles hoping to start planer Majority of salaried staff to be kept on

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APPLY FOR A POSITION COMFOR MANAGEMENT SERVICES LTD. BOARD OF DIRECTORS The Village of Burns Lake is now accepting applications for positions on the Comfor Management Services Ltd. Board of Directors. Interested individuals must submit an Application to Become a Director no later than 2:00 pm on March 14, 2012. Applications are available at or at the Village Office and are to be submitted to the Village of Burns Lake at village@ or PO Box 570, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 or delivered to the Village Office at #15 3rd Avenue.

REBECCA BILLARD Steve Zika, Hampton Affiliates chief economic officer is still optimistic that the Babine Forest Products sawmill will be rebuilt. Zika said the investigation is continuing into the cause of the Jan. 20, 2012 explosion and fire, but said no more news has come to the company from WorkSafe B.C. Zika said Hampton Affiliates hope to have the planer up and running in either March or April 2012 to process the remaining log inventory at the sawmill. "It is not a certainty that this will happen, but this is what we are working towards." Zika said, adding that the start up of the planer mill depends on power supply to the equipment and an assessment of any potential damage to the equipment. "It would likely be one shift coming back to work .... about 15 to 20 people for about a month," Zika added. He said the sawmill is off limits to Hampton Affiliates as the investigation continues but said the company does have access to the office. He said 43 local salaried staff remain working, all of which are in the woods department, office staff and management. "We are planning to reduce this number somewhat, but the majority of people will be kept on payroll under the assumption that Babine Forest Products will reopen," he added. Scott McCloy director of communications from WorkSafe BC said that there is no updates to be provided, other than the investigation is continuing at the site.


Two local businesses bore the brunt of vehicle damage last week. On Feb. 24, 2012 at 12:09 p.m., Burns Lake RCMP officers responded to an accident at the New Leaf Cafe. A red 2006 Dodge Ram from Calgary was traveling East on Hwy. 16 and ran off the road into the store front causing significant damage. No pedestrians or patrons were injured. RCMP determined that speed and slippery road conditions were factors in the collision. The adult male driver, who was the lone occupant in the vehicle, was issued a violation ticket. Also last week a local elderly resident accidently reversed into the Lakeview Dental Centre damaging the interior and exterior walls of the office. Both businesses are are stillopen for business. Rebecca Billard photos the following companies that attended our recent job fair held in Burns Lake on February 10th La Prairie Works IDL CONTRACTORS Rio Tinto RCMP CANFOR LOMACK Clean Harbors PG Construction Assn Huckleberry Mines Nechako Northcoast (Billabong & Road Maintenance) Maple Leaf Loading TOLKO Investor’s Group LD Employment & Career Services Conifex (FSJ)

Pinnacle Pellet Arrow Trucks Progressive Employment Advanced Millwright Services Wild Fire Branch - Forestry Lakes District Maintenance Enbridge West Fraser Sawmill Apache Int. Union of Operating Eng. THOMPSON CREEK METALS USW Endako T-RexgGroup Inc. Mt. Milligan Sheraton Holdings Ltd.


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Has he forgotten we helped?

Editor: In response to Mr. Paul Jean's comments published in the Lakes District News edition of Feb. 22, 2012, has he forgotten when he got help from these Natives when he first came to Burns Lake? Can Mr. Jean assure these people jobs without proper training or education? Has he not watched the news, when most of them said on national television, that what they did at the mill was all they knew how to do? Can he assure full counseling to

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these people because most are still in shock, in pain, in hospital and still in mourning. How has Mr. Jean helped? I personally have never seen him lift a finger to help. How dare he make remarks towards these Babine Forest Products workers who may have helped pay for his rent in the past. May God have mercy on your judgmental spirit Mr. Jean and help you with your racism. Mildred Abraham Former Immaculata student


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Plants will be powered by clean & renewable energy Editor: I’m very pleased that the LNG plants planned for Northern B.C. will mostly be powered by clean, renewable energy. This is a competitive edge that BC has over other prospective LNG suppliers, all of whom are eager to enter the lucrative Asian LNG marketplace. LNG is by far the cleanest of all fossil fuels and it’s far better as an energy source than the dirty coal that

countries like China and India are currently burning at an alarming rate to power their economic growth. Plus, we will be cre-

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ating thousands of additional jobs, a major winwin for B.C. and for the world. Charles Davis White Rock

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Broken hearts Editor: Our hearts broke when we heard of the tragic fire at the Babine Forest Products sawmill. Please accept our deepest sympathy for those lives that were lost and those injured

and out of work. Our prayers and hopes are with all of as you put your lives back together. Dan Adam family, formerly of Tintagel. Beverly Adam. Calgary


The coffee house at Grassy was a great fun filled evening

The Grassy Plains school gym was filled to capacity on Saturday last with many friends, neighbours, and family to pay their last respects to a good friend and neighbour, William Troy (Bill). Whatever Bill did he did it well. In his lifetime at the lakes he made so many friends. By the number who came out to pay their respects was an idea of how well this man was thought of. Bill will be missed not only as a friend but as a neighbour. We won’t forget you Bill. You were my good friend. Our old time pioneer families are passing away with the passing

of Innes Short. Innes had spent a lifetime in the Lakes District. Cancer once more raised its ugly head and took him away. I have known Innes for a lifetime at least and we were good friends for so long. We are both the same age or very close. His parents were some of the oldest families to settle in the lakes. They were a living history that has left us. Innes was one of the last of the old cowboys and he was a real one. Another shocking news was the passing of George Unruh. A man more or less with so many years ahead of him. He went so quickly without a bit of warning. George also leaves a loving family and so many friends. He was also one of my good friends. Fun night Saturday night at the Grassy Plains Hall there was what is called a coffee house entertainment. What a great evening it turned out to be.

This was to raise funds for the purchasing of banquet tables. It turned out just great and they now have the funds to go ahead. The new stage is just great, lots of room and so convenient for the entertainers. The lighting is super and the sound system was set up so the players were able to preform at their best. The hall was also set up so the acoustics were out of this world. They were what you would find in a hall in Vancouver. There is nothing here that you can compare it too. All the credit goes to Kelly Moore who is an expert on sound and lighting. The music and singing was also great. The talent that we have as I would say professionals for want of a better word. Brian Worrall and Lone Spur were very honoured to also play a part in the evening entertainment. As we had arrived early in the afternoon to check things out we were invited for supper

with Helen and Jerry Monkman before going to the hall. Their hospitality was very much appreciated and what a wonderful meal. Thank you both. Deer Last week grandson Edward and I were watching a show at about 10 p.m. and low and behold looking in our front room window was our big momma deer and her young one looking in our window. Her nose was touching the glass. Her big ears and her big eyes gave Ed a shock. She was right on our veranda, a kind of a shock as she had to climb up three steps to get there and under the roof. Now I know where our bird feed is going but I guess she is hungry too. It was black dark and I wonder what she thought looking in our bright lit up room. I have just heard that some person living at Decker saw a young bear in their yard. This is very odd to see one

out so early. Last year bears were seen very early too. Maybe they know something we don’t. Looking back How well I remember our mother and the hardships she went through. She left her home in England where they had maids to do the housework and the comforts of life. She came to Saskatchewan in Sept. 1921 to a shack in the Eyehill, married a man who was handicapped with only one leg. She never saw her parents again. I never saw my grandparents and all they had was pictures. Her first experience of ranching was when she was sent to run in some cows riding one of dads cutting horses. One cow tried to get away and dads pony could turn on a dime and he did and lost mother. She ended up to be an excellent rider after that. I was born Aug. 24, 1922. No time wasted there. No baby sitters,

no close neighbours, so I was carried on horseback everywhere. One day mom lost me, I was about three and I was told never to leave the yard or a good spanking would be in store. She was in a panic as the creek was close to the yard, she ran to the creek and no little kid so as she passed the corral she noticed a bunch of horse there so she walked over to look and there was I was sitting under one of the broke horses. Mother said a prayer and went in among the bunch, her prayer was answered as she went through the bunch and pulled me out to safety. Most of the horses never moved as she went among them. I think I got a good spanking after, mother had loved me no doubt. That was only one of the narrow squeaks I had in my life. Poor mother I guess I gave her lots of scares through my growing up years. She had lots of stories to tell. She

always wondered how did that kid get through those horses without getting either hurt or killed. Through the many years I have made so many wonderful friends, they are always giving me a hand as I don’t get around very fast anymore. I manage to walk up to Mark’s corral and talk to Cooper, he looks for treats and a scratch behind his ear and he talks to me. He puts his head on my shoulder and puts his lips around my ear and we visit. The kids ask me what he is saying so I have to make up something to tell them. Here is a little poem for my friends May our friendship never come apart especially when it’s straight from the heart. May you always have a rainbow of smiles on your face and in your heart forever and ever. Take care now and remember God loves you and so do I.

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Province still working on timber supply From page 3 ... experiences such as mountain biking. Anthony Everett, chief economic officer of Northern British Columbia Tourism Association said, “Tourism is a great way for Burns Lake residents to celebrate their pride of place and further efforts to help the community recover.” When asked how much of an impact increased tourism to the area will have on economic recovery, Minister Bell said he didn’t feel it was a final solution, but indicated it would be a step forward in economic recovery efforts. The Village of Burns Lake has been approved for up to $9,200 in cooperative tourism marketing funding to assist in the production of a community trail map and mountain bike brochure, and to updating their photo image bank. Minster Bell also said work on the fibre supply analysis is continuing and that a second beetle boss, Ray Schultz, is also being added to Bob Clark’s team to help. “Ray Schultz is retired from the Ministry of Forests and was the beetle boss for the Kamloops area,” he said, adding that the addition of Schultz to the team will bolster the already strong team that is working on the fibre supply analysis. Bell said they are also looking at issues around timber constraints and area based tenures as a way to maximize the fibre supply. “We expect to have something to present to the government within the next few weeks, after that we will be able to move into discussions with First Nations and Hampton Affiliates on the available options. We are making good progress.”

In the short term, 22,000 cubic meters of wood will be harvested to help keep Pinnacle Pellet up and running. Pinnacle Pellet is situated near the Babine Forest Products sawmill and it relies on wood waste from the sawmill for its operations. Minister Bell says that volume will just get Pinnacle Pellet through to spring break up, however long term solutions for Pinnacle Pellet are being looked at. He said the province is also ramping up the ‘Forests for Tomorrow’ program in Burns Lake over the summer. The program focusses on replanting seedlings in place of logged off mountain pine beetle killed trees. Bell said the program will not only create summer jobs, but will also provide sustainable forests into the future. “A second jobs fair could also be held in Burns Lake in mid March, possibly in conjunction with the College of New Caledonia,” Minister Bell said. He said this time, as well as available industry based employment opportunities, tourism job opportunities would also be a focus. As for the success of the Feb. 10 jobs fair held in Burns Lake, Minster Bell said it has proven difficult to track. “As far as I can determine 40 positions have been offered, with more job offers pending.” As reported in the Lakes District News edition of Feb. 15, 2012, 46 people were able to get an interview and 11 people were hired on the spot. The three brown field sites in Burns Lake [the Ministry of Transportation and Highways yard, on Francois Lake Drive, the Husky Oil Ltd. site on the corner of Hwy. 16 and Government St. and the Shell

Canada Products site, which is located adjacent to the Husky site] are also on the province’s radar as potential for future economic development in Burns Lake. Bell said the province is organizing an economic development forum in Burns Lake on March 7 and during the forum a plan will be made for the redevelopment of the three disused sites. “All three are in a prime location in town .... first we will be looking at investments to clean up the sites and bring in light equipment, after that we will be looking at what will be commercially applicable for the sites.” Bell said he hopes that investors will find the sites desirable for motels or other tourism related facilities. Lakes District News asked Minister Bell about the growing concerns faced by independent logs sellers in the local area As reported in the Lakes District News edition of Feb. 22, 2012, concerns have been raised about the future of the local competitive log market. With the loss of a major player in the area, competition decreases and prices drop. Bell said that the loss of Babine Forest Products is a definite concern but added that there is still plenty of competition in the area to keep prices stable. “There is a number of log buyers in the area including Conifex, West Fraser Timber, Canfor, L & M Lumber Co. in Vanderhoof, and the Newpro particle board plant in Smithers.” “The focus remains on rebuilding the Babine Forest Products sawmill,” Bell said.


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REBECCA BILLARD A 17 year old female was issued with a violation ticket by the Burns Lake RCMP last week after a two vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Carroll Street and Third Avenue in Burns Lake. According to St. Sgt. MacDonald, the Burns Lake RCMP detachment received a report of a two vehicle incident at approximately 2:58 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2012. Police and the British Columbia Ambulance Service immediately

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The 17 year old driver of a North bound Jeep failed to yield to a white sedan at the intersection of Third Ave. and Carroll Street last week sending three people to the Lakes District Hospital. responded to the scene. light colored, four door He said, "The 17 the Motor Vehicle Act. "Police investigation sedan, operated by a year old driver of the Police wish to remind has determined that a male driver. As a result, motor vehicle travel- drivers to obey all street 1996 dark colored four all three people were ing on Carroll Street signs and to begin to door Jeep occupied by transported to Lakes was issued a violation slow down for a stop two females traveling District Hospital by am- ticket for contravention or turn earlier to give North on Carroll Street, bulance," St. Sgt. Mac- of Section 173-2, fail yourself extra reaction failed to yield to a 2004 Donald said. to obey a yield sign, of time," he said.

Council restructuring LDHAC Lakes District Health Network launched REBECCA BILLARD A January 2012 letter to Village of Burns Lake councillors from the Ministry of Health, motivated village staff to review the terms of reference for the Lakes District Health Advisory Committee (LDHAC). LDHAC is a select committee which was established to inquire into health care issues and report the findings to council, however the number of locals signing on the committee is dwindling. During the recent call for applications to village committees and commissions, just five local residents applied to be a member of LDHAC. Councillor Schienbein said to council that there has been difficulty reaching quorum at LD-

HAC meetings over recent months which has slowed the progress for community initiatives. Councillor Susan Schienbein, who is the current chair of LDHAC said to council last week the letter from the Ministry of Health made reference to the success of a community health network model in the Cowichan area that is working in conjunction with the Vancouver

Island Health Authority. "They are incredibly successful. They have been going for four years and have 20 of the original 22 members ... they have an incredible retention rate, which I think speaks to the success of the model." As a result of the review which was conducted by Coun. Schienbein and village director of corporate services,

Stephanie Beerling, a recommendation was made to council that LDHAC should be restructured and amalgamated into the Lakes District Health Network, following a similar model to the Cowichan area health network. A report provided to council by Beerling noted that the development of a similar health network in Burns Lake More on page 13 ...

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In order to preserve road base strength, pursuant to Section 66 of the Transportation Act, and to provisions of the Commercial Transport Act, notice is hereby given that load restrictions may be placed on short notice in the near future on all highways within the Bulkley Stikine District, including areas from Burns Lake west to Kitwanga, and north to the Yukon border, including Atlin. Restrictions will be imposed in each service area, as conditions warrant. The restrictions will limit vehicles to 100 per cent, 80 per cent, 70 per cent or 50 per cent of legal axle loading. Overweight permits will not be granted and all term overweight permits are invalid for the duration of the restrictions. Trucking and transportation companies, as well as the general public, should govern themselves accordingly. Your cooperation in adhering to the above regulations is appreciated. If you normally receive bulk deliveries of water, fuel, livestock feed or other produce, please plan ahead so interruption to your deliveries will be minimized. Dated in Smithers, British Columbia, this 22nd day of February, 2012. Carl Lutz, District Manager Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Bulkley Stikine District

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Company baffled over reports that log yards are full Canfor continuing to haul REBECCA BILLARD Christine Kennedy, Canfor's director of public affairs and corporate communications said reports that the company's log yards are full, which will lead to an early break up this year are baffling and simply not true. She said the company is still hauling logs to all locations, including to its sawmills in Houston and Vanderhoof. "We are not anticipating an early break up ... I really don't know where these reports have come from," she said. Kennedy also said reports that contractors are being paid a reduced rate for the logs is also inaccurate. "Contractors decide the rate not Canfor," Kennedy said, adding that contractors work out a rate depending on their costs and according to the location they are working at." Tom Lewis, regional manager at Canfor further clarified the issue. He said to Lakes District News that Canfor didn't directly deal with any with contractors over log prices. "The price of logs received by the contractors was set through Babine Forest Products. Babine sets the rates with them. It could be based on how far away from the mill their wood is ... it's a decision that a contractor has to make whether to sell or not. I know that a bunch of contractors had wood in various states of processing in the bush, so Canfor went to Babine Forest Products and said we will take as much wood as we can at target purchase rates ... we buy the wood through Babine Forest Products." Lewis said he would prefer not to say what the purchase price was. Lewis said that as a

result of the purchase, 200,000 cubic metres went to Canfor's sawmill in Vanderhoof while 30,000 metres went to Canfor's Houston sawmill. David Lehane, vice president of Canadian Woodlands for West Fraser Timber said the only comment he is prepared to make to Lakes District News about the issue is that all logs were purchased at a fair market price. "We were fortunate after the disaster to be able to adjust our inventory plans to be able to accommodate deliveries from contractors, otherwise they would have been out of work, or have logs stranded on winter roads." He said traditionally February is a very busy month and that they are on schedule with building their log inventory. Both Canfor and West Fraser Timber declined to comment on reports that log prices had dropped by $9.

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Accidental shooting RCMP investigate the death of former resident CONTRIBUTED On Feb. 20, 2012 at approximately 3:40 p.m. the Barriere RCMP were contacted by B.C. Ambulance Service to assist with an accidental shooting at a residence near the commu-

nity of Barriere. A 61 year old female, identified as Carol Ann Sandercott, previously a Burns Lake resident, was transported by ambulance to the Barriere Health Centre and was pronounced deceased by the attending physician. The South East District Major Crime Unit, Kamloops Forensic Identification Section, and B.C. Coroner Service are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Sandercott.

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No arrests have been made and an autopsy has been scheduled The Southeast District Major Crime Unit continues to investigate this incident. All those involved in the investigation continue to cooperate with investigators. No further information is being released at this time.

Wildlife Retention II

Wildlife retention requirements vary by site. Stand type, condition, trees species and windthrow hazard are all considered when selecting retention areas. Long-term stand structure goals that maximize the biological values of individual trees and groups of trees left after harvest is critical. The government, through legislation and higher-level plans, sets the minimum amount of area that is to be retained on a harvest area. The percent to be reserved within a harvest area can either be in hectares, the cross section of the stems, or both. Often retention patches – especially in sites that are located in mountain pine beetle-killed areas – are located adjacent to streams, lakes or swamps, as this is where live trees still exist. For more info on the community forest, call BL ComFor (250) 692-7724

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Featuring the spirit of the local people Arena player’s entrance dedicated to Ron Ruffell Four decades of dedication to hockey honoured REBECCA BILLARD As coach of the women's Vortex hockey team, they lovingly call him Papa. He was involved in the construction of the Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena, played in the Omineca League and played on a Burns Lake men’s hockey team before it became the Burns Lake Braves. He has coached Burns Lake Minor Hockey and has been a referee and now, local Ron Ruffell has the players entrance at the Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena dedicated to him. For 42 years, Ruffell has been a regular at the arena in one capacity or another. Late last year a number of Vortex team members contacted the Village of Burns Lake council to see if it would be possible to dedicate the players entrance [facing the tennis courts] to Ruffell in honour of the contributions he has made to local hockey for more

than four decades. They requested the entrance be named the 'Ron Ruffell Players Entrance' in order to give something back to him in return. Janette Derksen Vortex goalie said, "Burns Lake Vortex approached council on behalf of the citizens of our community who commend Ron for his volunteerism and dedication to the arena and the game of hockey. We also recognize that there are many other individuals that have put in numerous volunteer hours in this area as well and we don't want to take away from those volunteers and hope that the village and arena staff can commemorate all long term volunteers in some way in the future." Before a recent practice the team held a special ceremony to honour Ruffell with the newly hung sign above the door. He said to Lakes District News that when he was summoned to the arena early, before practice he thought he was in trouble or about to be 'let go' as coach, but he never suspected the surprise he got when he arrived. "These girls are wonderful," he said about his team. Cherie McEntire, who has played on the

team for 12 years and Connie Anderson, who has played for 11 years both agreed that coaches don't come any better than Ruffell. "We just love Papa and he has always been very proud of us," said McEntire, adding that it was nice to see Ruffell a little teary eyed when he was presented with the sign that was made by local Dirk Hofer, the wood shop teacher at Lakes District Secondary School. "Papa has boosted everyone’s confidence and ability," said Anderson. According to McEntire, it is not just the Vortex team that wanted to dedicate the players entrance to Ruffell. "I know Papa loves us and is so happy to be a part of our Vortex team but we were not the only ones who wished to bestow this honour upon him, all the groups wanted to honour him," she said. Ruffell said of his team, that they have been his favourites to coach over the years. "The women are easier to coach, they smell better [that the men] and they look better too," he joked. A proud coach, he used his moment in the spotlight to expand on the efforts of his Vortex team. "The Vortex team represent Burns Lake, they

have been to the Northern Winter Games three times winning a silver and two bronze and I don't think another team in the North has done that. They are a terrific team and always put in 100 per cent. Their attitude is really good and they are certainly a pleasure to coach," he said. Before he started coaching the Vortex, Ruffell said he was ready to hang up his skates and whistle. "I had, had enough but they talked me into coaching .... now it's a whole new life for me, it was like turning a page," he said. As for one of the best things about coaching his adult team Ruffell said with a smile that there is no parents involved. While he has been a regular at the arena for more than 40 years, Ruffell says he is not as old as he looks. "The kids say to me, Papa I like your kicks {sneakers]," Ruffell said pointing to his fashionable sneakers. "They even taught me how to ‘properly’ lace up my shoes." According to Ruffell laces are not supposed to be tied at the top, but tucked into the shoe behind the tongue. "That's what the kids tell me." Derksen said to Lakes District News that she

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Coach, Ron Ruffell arrived for a Burns Lake Vortex hockey training session recently and was surprised that a sign over the player’s entrance to the Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena had been hung in his honour. had once suggested the arena should be renamed as 'the Ronnie Ruffell Arena.' "He said no, but he said what would be better would be to name the entrance the Ruffell entrance because he cant

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remember how many times he came in and out of that door. Bringing in and out players bags, jerseys, sons and grand kids." And that's just what happened. "I am so proud and I couldn't even imagine

that this would happen in my wildest dreams. Every minor hockey player uses this entrance ... this is their entrance and I know there would have been a lot involved in organizing this. It's a legacy," he said.

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B.C. WINTER GAMES SUCCESS Local Emily Dickson picked up three gold medals in biathlon events at the B.C. Winter Games held from Feb. 23 to 26 2012 in Greater Vernon. The games are held to bring together young developing athletes from across the province to compete. Dickson came first place in the junior girls individual, the junior girls sprint and the junior girls super sprint events. Local Dahlin Wiebe also competed in B.C. Winter Games in the midget boys cross country 400 metre individual sprint coming in 13 place overall in the final standings.

Canucks loss The Vancouver Canucks lost to the Dallas Stars 2-3 last weekend.



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Sunday, March 4, 2012 Doors open at 12:30 Show starts at 1:00 at the Tom Forsythe Arena

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MOTHER MILLIE The Burns Lake Veterinary Clinic’s Mother Millie Silent Auction and Garage Sale raised approximately $7,000 last weekend. All proceeds go towards the medical care and rehoming of stray animals. The sale is continuing at the Lakeview Mall until Saturday. Rebecca Billard photo

Fundraiser Dinner & Family Dance March 10th, 2012

Portable pool is a possibility REBECCA BILLARD

Seniors meeting Lakes District Seniors Society meeting will be held March 6 at 1 p.m. at the RDBN.

Public skating is held every Sunday from 4 p.m. to five p.m. and Friday nights from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m..

Members of the Lakes District Swimming Pool Society are now considering the purchase of a portable pool. Pam Higgenson, society director has been investigating the option to purchase a 20' x 40' (six metre x 12 metre) portable pool from the District of Vanderhoof. She said the pool is approximately 45" deep. Higgenson said she has recently spoken with the Vanderhoof arena manager about the purchase of the portable pool. Higgenson said the pool comes with a $500 price tag, which would not make much of a dent in the society's $50,000 bank account. "The boiler is not in good shape and we would probably need to replace the filter, the steps and the wooden decking," she said. As the pool has been in storage since 2006, Higgenson said she was also told that a new liner may be necessary. "It takes three people one week to set it up," she said, adding that she was told the pool isn't used by the District of Vanderhoof anymore because they are trying to get an in ground pool put in instead. She also said that when the pool was in use in Vanderhoof it was a good money maker, bringing in $20,000 revenue over the summer with operational costs, including heating, insurance and staff wages at $15,000. Village of Burns Lake recreation coordinator Logan Wilson and Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena foreman Charlie Bow-

erbank also attended the meeting. He also said that once the pool is opened, a minimum of two certified lifeguards have to be at the pool at all times. Wilson felt that this could be a stumbling block for the society as he said he had trouble getting certified lifeguards when trying to set up swimming classes in the lake last summer. Bowerbank said a requirement of having a pool is also that there is showers available. Martina Zechendorf, society resident asked Wilson if he thought it was feasible to set up the pool in the Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena, one the ice goes out. Wilson said he does intend on using the arena

during the summer for activities like ball hockey and also added that this year the arena will be used for the Minerals North 2012 conference, a trade show, a dog show and a circus. Bowerbank asked the society if they had considered locating the pool in a quonset? He said he had concerns about storage of the pool during winter and said there is no available storage at the arena. "The pool will take a lot of storage space, especially when you consider all the decking at equipment that goes along with it." He said this could be another option as it would allow the society to operate the pool all year round, eliminating storage issues in the win-

ter and set up and take down times. "There is definitely a lot to think about and some extra costs attached to this, but with the portable pool only costing $500 we have money left over to spend on repairs and upgrades," Zechendorf said. Wilson suggested the society make a presentation to council. The society members agreed to asking council for further direction.

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Health network to investigate issues

From page 8 ... would help Burns Lake move forward with health care initiatives and work in partnership with Northern Health. Similar to the LDHAC terms of reference the Lakes District Health Network would have a maximum of 22 members from various organizations who are involved in, or contribute to health care in the Lakes District, as well as two members of the public. All members would be appointed by council for a one year term and applications would be reviewed during a public meeting. Organizations that will be invited to appoint one member to the committee include; School District 91, First Nations, Lakes

Citizen of the year Nominations close March 1, 2012 for the Lakes District Citizen of the Year. Pick up nomination forms from local schools and businesses.

District Community Services, Carrier Sekani Family Services, Lakes District Seniors Association, Lakes District Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society, Burns Lake and District Health Auxiliary, College of New Caledonia, Lakes District Campus, Northern Health Authority, a practicing health care professional, Stuart Nechako Regional Hospital District, Burns Lake Medical Clinic Society, Burns Lake and District Chamber of Commerce and Burns Lake RCMP detachment. Sheryl Worthing village chief administrative officer said to Lakes District News that each of the six local area First Nations will be invited to appoint a representative and an alternate, to the health network.

"It is expected that the Lakes District Health Network will consist of 22 members, 20 appointed by specific organizations and two members of the public. Current LDHAC members will have the opportunity join the Lakes District Health Network, either through an organization they are associated with that is listed in the terms of reference or as a member of the public." Similar to the Cowichan Health Network, the Lakes District Health Network would discuss health issues facing the community, identify priorities and other issues related to the health and well being of local residents, in partnership with Northern Health.

CONTRIBUTED In response to the tragedy at the Babine Forest Products sawmill, the Lakes District Food Bank will be doubling its operating hours. The food bank will now be open every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clients will now able to receive a box of fresh and non perishable food, twice a month. To receive a food box, clients are asked to come to the food bank with a piece of identification and proof of residential address. The Lakes District

Food Bank has been serving the needs of our community for over 10 years. Babine Forest Products and Hampton Affiliates management, staff, and employees, and the United Steelworkers Union have been strong supporters since it first opened. People donate to the food bank when they have extra and withdraw in times of need. No one should hesitate to draw on what has been so generously donated over the years. In addition to those workers directly affected by the explosion and fire at the sawmill, the food bank is ready to respond to anyone who is in need of food. The outpouring of generosity from the community and a recent large donation from Overwaitea Foods, has given the food bank the

boost it requires to respond to this need. The food bank relies on donations of food and money. At present it is overflowing with non-perishables, but cash donations for the purchase of fresh food are always needed. Cash donations can be made to the Lakes District Food Bank, Box 777, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0, or dropped off at the Lakes District Campus of the College of New Caledonia. All cash donations are spent directly on food and tax receipts are issued. Those wishing to contribute non-perishable food items may drop them off at the food bank during distribution times, or place them in drop boxes at local grocery stores. The food bank is staffed by a small group

Wing & Prawn Night Wear pink Today is Pink Shirt Day and locals are encouraged to wear something pink to show their support for Pink Shirt Day, and show that they will not tolerate bullying anywhere.

You’re invited!

Burns Lake Public Library Annual General Meeting Potluck supper to follow meeting

Thursday, March 1st, 2012 at 5:30 pm Burns Lake Public Library Lower Level Meeting Room

Special Group $ Rates $ Available!

Food bank responds to local needs Food bank doubling its operating hours

Every Wednesday 35¢each Daily Lunch, Dinner & Drink Specials


Come check out our family section and have dinner with the whole family!

of volunteers, however more people are needed. For more information on volunteering or emergency food aid, please call Joanna Carnie at 250-692-3029. Other questions can be directed to Winifred Comeau at 250-6956634.

Bottle Delivery Service: Call Mulvaney’s Cold Beer & Wine Store & have your bottle delivered... 250-692-3622

Hwy 16 • Cold Beer Store: 250-692-3622 • Pub: 250-692-3078

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Canada’s premier choral ensemble: Songs of the spirit, Celtic songs, songs of Canada

The Elmer Iseler Singers Wednesday evening, March 14, 2012 7:30 pm First Mennonite Church The Elmer Iseler Singers are one of Canada’s most illustrious professional choral ensembles. Conducted by Director Lydia Adams, the Toronto-based choir has built an international reputation through concerts, broadcasts and recordings across North America and around the world. Known for the beauty of their sound, the Elmer Iseler Singers bring to life exciting repertoire that spans 500 years of great choral music. The choir will perform music by Mendelssohn and Schubert, black spirituals, a suite of Celtic tunes and a medley of Canadian classics. The choir’s 2012 BC tour takes them to the Lower Mainland, the Okanagan and Vancouver Island. Burns Lake is the northernmost stop on the tour. We are proud to offer you a rare opportunity to hear Canada’s premier professional choir!

Doors Open at 6:45 pm, Performance at 7:30 pm Tickets at Process 4 circle arts Gallery: 250-692-3434 $17.00 adults, $12.00 seniors, students and youth presented by:

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HOROSCOPES Week of Feb. 29 - Mar. 6 th

VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Promises, promises, Virgo. You made one after another, and now it’s time to pay the piper, only you don’t have the time to commit. Fess up fast.

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Crazier things have happened, Aries. If you want to do something, do it. Don’t let others’ underestimation of you keep you from trying something new.

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Pace yourself, Libra. Move too fast and you’ll risk making a serious mistake. Move too slow, and you’ll risk losing out on the project altogether. Find a happy medium.

TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Drama unfolds. Don’t get sucked in, Taurus. Plug your ears and focus on the job at hand. This is one situation that is bound to end badly.

SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Savvy Scorpio. You know just what to say when an opportunity arises and it’s yours for the taking. Congrats! Travel is on the agenda. Don’t say no.

GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) All right, Gemini. You learned to pinch your pennies and you’re in a better situation than you have been in some time. A celebration is in order.

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Use it or lose it, Sagittarius. There are many resources available. Only one of them will seal the deal. A home improvement project is put on the back burner.

CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Oh, Cancer. You’re such a sympathetic soul, but if you refuse to take off those blinders, you’re going to get into trouble. Pay attention and see the situation for what it really is.

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Unbelievable, Capricorn. You set a goal, you devised a plan of attack, and for the first time ever, you held fast and succeeded. This calls for a feast with all the trimmings.

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Looney Leo? Nah. You may feel that way sometimes, but more often than not you’re at the top of your game, and this week is no different. There is nothing out of your league.

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Be positive, Aquarius. Think something will go wrong, and it most certainly will. Trust that you selected the right people and do your part.




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Answer: Bernadette Peters


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PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Come off it, Pisces. You made a mistake, but you didn’t do it deliberately. Give yourself a break. No one else is worked up about it, so why should you be?


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Computer Repairs, Sales & Training Hwy 16, Burns Lake Open 9am-6pm Mon.-Fri., 12pm-4pm on Sat.

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Burns Lake Legion Branch #50

Open for Business! Come and see your New Legion

Grand Opening March 17th

Roast Beef Dinner Friday, March 2nd If you love your freedom, thank a Veteran. Support your local Legion. WE DO... * Catering for small functions * Banquet room facility “Members and bona fide guests welcome” Hours: Tues. to Sat.: 4:00-8:00 pm


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Highway 16 West, Burns Lake, B.C.


Will you be celebrating your 90th or 100th birthday this year? If so please contact Lakes District News - we would love to do a story on you and take your picture.


Come to the newspaper office... we have bundles of newspapers for sale.



Church Directory Lakes District & Area

24 Hour Service

Complete Commercial/Residential/ Industrial Janitorial Service

Island Gospel Fellowship Gerow Island, Highway 35 Sunday School for all ages begins @ 9:15 am

Worship Service begins @ 10:30 am

All Floors, Carpets, Windows, Upholstery, made like new Competitive Prices and Contract Rates available

Call Branislav 250-692-1812 The newly renovated

Omineca Ski Club Day Lodge IS AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL for meetings, conferences and events. With a brand new kitchen featuring two stoves as well as dishes and utensils for up to 120 guests, the lodge is a great spot to host your next event or get together.

To book a rental: please contact Terri Dickson at (250) 695-6684, (250) 692-6684 (cell), or work at 1-877-695-6635. Email: website:

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Across 1. Cat’s scratcher 5. Seventh zodiac sign 10. Fishing, perhaps 14. Halo, e.g. 15. Companion of Artemis 16. Bolted 17. Group of journalists covering the same topics 19. Justice Black 20. Aircrafts that can land on water 21. Evita 22. Chip dip 23. Chinese dynasty 24. ___ Master’s Voice 27. “Wanna ___?” 28. Sub-Saharan scourge 31. A chorus line 33. 365 days (pl., 2 wds) 35. ___ list 37. Cashew, e.g. 38. Insects between larva and adult stages 39. Start too soon (3 wds) 42. Allocate, with “out” 43. Confines, as in jail 44. Pistol, slangily 46. Undertake, with “out” 47. “-zoic” things 48. Assail

50. Shrewish women 52. Paid post with minimal duties (pl.) 56. Sundae topper, perhaps 57. Writer whose characters symbolize a deeper moral meaning 58. “Dear” ones 59. City on the Arkansas River 60. 100 centavos 61. “___ on Down the Road” 62. Chaotic 63. Knocked off, in a way Down 1. Beanies 2. Artificial bait 3. Length x width, for a rectangle 4. Aristophanes comedy, with “The” 5. Scene of any event 6. Rocks containing Fe 7. Kentucky college 8. Criticizes 9. Infomercials, e.g. 10. Literary club, e.g. 11. Start of a quip (2 wds) 12. “Cogito ___ sum” 13. Long, long time 18. Concrete section 21. Tumors on mucous

Grassy Plains Gospel Church Sunday Service: 10:45 am

membranes 23. Toni Morrison’s “___ Baby” 24. Pilgrim to Mecca 25. Terminal portion of small intestine 26. Those who involuntarily repeat and hesitate when speaking 28. Full development 29. About to explode 30. Money in the bank, say 32. Intentionally (2 wds) 34. Big galoot 36. Digress 40. “For ___ a jolly ...” (2 wds) 41. Bouquet 45. Art ___ 48. Paper money 49. Paint thinner, British 50. Cheat, slangily 51. “Mi chiamano Mimi,” e.g. 52. Pivot 53. Cambodian currency 54. “___ quam videri” (North Carolina’s motto) 55. House 57. Money dispenser (acronym)

Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m.


At Muriel Mould Primary School 9th Ave entrance; Room 139

136 - 4th Avenue, Burns Lake

Burns Lake Community Church


~Everyone Welcome ~


Farmer’s Market Last Saturday of the Month 9:00am-3:00pm Lots of goodies to buy... crafts, comforts, throw rugs, baked goods, canned goods, jams & jellies, woolen sweaters, socks & bags For more info or table rental call 250-692-9799

Student Special includes snack box & medium drink

$ 99


Open 7 Days a Week 11:00am - 9:00pm Highway 16, Burns Lake • 250-692-3020

Sunday 10:00AM


Contact: Roland & Lisa Cataford 250-692-9196

248 - 3rd Avenue, Phone: 250-692-3568

~ Everyone Welcome ~

(a Calvary Chapel)

events there’s moreWonline »


250-694-3329 (Church)

Led by our rotating volunteers

Meeting on Sunday’s at Decker Lake Elementary School @ 10:30 a.m.

Kerr Road, Burns Lake Church Service at 10:30 am Sunday School at 9:15 am for all ages, Youth Group Fridays 7-9 pm

Phone 250-692-7202

Contact John Neufeld - 250-692-7949


Sunday Worship 9:30am & Open Sunday School 9:30am ALL ARE WELCOME

Invite the whole community Invite the whole community to your to your next meeting, next brownie meeting, hockey game orski gala evening with a couple of swap or concert. clicks. Add your event today. Add your event today.

IMMACULATACatholic Church

Pastor Ed Peters Phone: 250-692-7551

Sunday, 10:30 am

ICBC Accredited Collision Repair Shop

Phone: 250-692-3805

To list your nonprofit coming events, please drop off your listings at the Lakes District News office by Friday 3:00 pm. (We regret we cannot take items over the phone). Listings as space permits. There is no guarantee any particular item will run on a specific date.


Automotive Center

No need to contact ICBC.

The Lakes District Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society is open the following hours: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 11am 2pm. We are located at 332 Highway 16 - next to Remax. Phone us at 250-692-7203. For Cancer Information Service and Cancerconnection, the toll free number is 1-888939-3333. Burns Lake & District Seniors Meeting on March 6 at 1 pm at the Regional District Meeting Room, upstairs. All 50+ seniors welcome. For more information Call (250) 692-7243.



Eagle We process ICBC glass claims from start to finish.

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President Lambert 694-3748 Hwy 35 & Francois Lake 250-6956316 Everyone Welcome

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Sunday Services: 10:30 am Celebrating the Love of God Pastor Henry Washington 250-692-7464

DECKER LAKE MENNONITE CHURCH Sunday Morning Services: Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Services: 10:30 a.m. Pastors - Ken Dyck 250-698-7629 David S. Burkholder 250-692-7057 Everyone Welcome Hwy 16, Decker Lake

Seventh Day Adventist Church Group Meets Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. at the United Church on Centre Street.



Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Lakes District News

Your community. Your classifieds.

250.692.7526 fax 250.692.3685 email

First advertise in the Lakes District News! ALL WORD ADS go on the Internet for the whole world to see!


Call 250-692-7526 or come by our office. Hours are 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday thru Friday. Fax in your ad to 250-692-3685 or email: advertising@


Come to our office at 23 3rd Avenue, or you may pay with Visa or Mastercard over the phone. All ads must be prepaid.


REGULAR WORD ADS 1 issue, 3 lines $8.50 per week

FREE ADS For anything under $50.00 value. 15 words or less. Ad must contain one item and price. Misc. for Sale category only. Private party ads only (no commercial). Ads cannot be accepted over the phone.

$5 ADS For anything worth $50 - $500. 15 words or less. Ad must contain one item and price. Misc. for Sale category only. Runs for 4 weeks. Ads must be prepaid - cash only.

LEGAL ADS $16.01 per col. inch

HWY 16 REGIONAL ADS 3 lines - No changes - ad runs in: Burns Lake, Vanderhoof, Prince George, Houston, Smithers, Ft.St.James, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Northern Connector, Northern Daily (1 week) ....................................... $78.88

BC BEST BUY ADS 25 words- No changes - ad runs one week, all papers covering: Lower Mainland .......... $102.28 BC’s Interior ............... $124.95 Vancouver Island ........ $119.00 All of the Above .......... $299.00 Extra cost for additional words

RUN IT ’TIL SOLD ADS 1x1 classified ad. For $31.50 we will run your ad UNTIL IT SELLS, any category, max. 30 words No Real Estate or commercial ads Please call if you need more information on any of our classified packages.

HAPPY ADS To announce birthdays, weddings, births etc.

2 col. x 2” - $20 2 col. x 3” - $30 2 col. x 4” - $40



Classified Word & Display: Friday @ 3:00 P.M.


Lakes District News reserves the right to edit, revise, classify or reject any classified ad not meeting our standards.

No refunds on Classifieds Ads. LAKES DISTRICT



In Memoriam Gifts ALL FUNDS DONATED to the Burns Lake Health Care Auxiliary are used to provide financial support, equipment plus comfort and care for patients in our hospital, the Pines and all other community healthcare services. Mail a donation on behalf of yourself or a loved one to: B.L. Health Care Aux. Box 812 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 A tax deductible receipt will be issued

Information ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to keep drinking that’s your business - if you want to quit drinking that’s our business. Burns Lake Meetings: Tuesday 7:30 pm Catholic Church, Saturday 7:30 pm Catholic Church. For information or transportation call (250) 692-6867 / (250) 6987325 / (778) 669-0070 Only requirement for AA is a desire to stop drinking. Anyone needing information on Alzheimer’s please call 1866-564-7533 Burns Lake RCMP Victim/Witness Assistance Program. 201 Hwy. 35, Box 759 Burns Lake. Open Monday to Thursday 9a.m. to 4p.m. (250) 692-3010 FOOD BANK distribution days are every Tuesday. Clients come at 11am and it closes at 1pm. The Lakes District Food Bank continues to operate due to the outstanding generosity of the community. If you would like to make a donation and receive a tax deductible receipt, please mail your donation to: Lakes District Food Bank, Box 777, Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0. LOCAL HOSPICE Services are available by contacting the Hospice Coordinator at (250) 692-2448. The Hospice office, located in the Lakes District Hospital, is open every Thurs. from 10am - 4pm. A lending library of videos, books and information on bereavement is available. Please make donations to the local hospice and palliative care program payable to the Burns Lake Hospice Program, Box 7500, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1EO PLANNING a wedding or anniversary party? Looking for plastic flowers for decorations. Call OPTIONS at Nourse House 9am- 3pm Mon. to Fri. Francois Lake Drive. Operated by residents of 8th Avenue Group Home. (250) 692-7845 The Arthritis Society B.C. and Yukon division is your primary source and resource of the latest print and electronic information, programs and services about arthritis. No matter where you live, you can access us at the touch of a button. Toll free 1-800-321-1433 or visit The Chronic Disease Education Clinic at the Lakes District Hospital is open Tuesday & Thursday from 9am-4pm. The clinic provides information and teaching on various chronic illnesses such as Diabetes & Heart Disease. A doctors referral is not needed. To speak with the nurse call (250) 692-2440

Personals GET PAID To Lose weight. $5,000 for your success story. Personal image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243.







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Be Your Own Boss! Attention Locals! People req. to work from home online. Earn $500$4500+ P/T or F/T. Toll Free 1.877.880.8843 leave mess.

SPROTT-SHAW RCA training info session Feb 28th, 12-6pm at Mariposa Gardens. Bring this ad and your registration fee will be waived! Find out how to save an additional $800 on tuition! Call 250-4958124 for more info.

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Become a Psychiatric Nurse - train locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG

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In Loving Memory of

Carol Ann Sandercott

July 30, 1950 – February 20, 2012 Carol was the first child born to Paul and Betty Olenik - July 30, 1950 in St. Paul Alberta. She attended elementary school in Clinton, Kamloops and Vernon BC. The family moved several times because their father was employed in the logging industry which had many ups and downs, but eventually settled in Burns Lake where Carol graduated from High School. As a child Carol enjoyed so many family outings such as fishing, swimming, skating, berry picking and old time family country dances. She also enjoyed playing on a ladies softball team. After graduation she then went on to begin her thirty plus years with the Royal Bank. Carol married her husband Paul in Burns Lake in 1969. In the early 70’s they moved to Prince George where Paul was employed by Canada Post. Daughter Kara was born there in 1973. They returned to Burns Lake a few years later where daughter Krista was born in 1978. They owned and operated a Shell gas and convenience store for many years. After a lengthy illness, Paul passed away in 1995. Juggling jobs and raising a family, Carol carried on the family business for some time. Desiring a change, in 1997 she transferred to the Kelowna Branch of the Royal Bank. In Kelowna, she enjoyed the warmer climate and being closer to her mother Betty and sisters. In October 2003, Carol’s girl friend set her up with a blind date at the mall in Kelowna. He happened to be the maintenance supervisor at Penticton International Airport. His name was Doug Crossley and the rest is history. In the spring of 2004, Doug, Carol and ‘Shads’ bought their first home together in Barriere. Soon after they fenced off their two acres and decided to try their hand at “cattle ranching.” Together they enjoyed travelling to places such as Thailand, Mexico, Hawaii and all parts of Arizona. Carol loved fishing, quading, gardening, the Fall Fair, camping, boating, reading her newspaper and ‘Star’ magazine, sitting in her backyard enjoying the peacefulness and watching the Barriere River flow by, sipping on the odd glass of wine and eating chocolate from her private stash! Several years ago, she obtained her Firearms license and this past year bagged her trophy deer of which she was very proud. Carol’s love for her daughters, stepdaughters and grandchildren was immeasurable. They brought endless hours of love, laughter and joy into her life. She loved to share the treasured times spent with them, their families and pets with anyone that would lend an ear. Carol will be lovingly remembered by her partner Doug Crossley and kitty cat Shadow; her daughters Kara Sandercott and Krista (Rick) Dube; her mother Betty Olenik; siblings Linda Olenik, Brian Olenik (Lynne), Margaret Kilpatrick and Janet Thorburn (Rob). Also by her stepchildren Keri Bedetti (Loris and pet Roxy), Cheri Penner (Michael and pets Bella and Zena), Danny Crossley (Robin); grandchildren Taylor Sandercott, Zack and Brayden ‘X’ Dube, Rylen Penner and Riley Crossley; nieces Cheryl, Sandi, Jana and Vyrona; and nephews Brett, Darren and Troy. A gathering to celebrate and remember Carol’s life took place on Saturday, February 25, 2012 at the Lions’ Hall, Barriere, BC. Cremation followed. In lieu of flowers, donations would be greatly appreciated being sent to BC Children’s Hospital, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver BC V6H 3N1, Phone: 604-875-2345. Arrangements entrusted to North Thompson Funeral Services, Barriere, BC. Condolences may be expressed to the family on-line at

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VANDERHOOF – TEMPORARY POSITION The Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) program at Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) ensures eligible clients have access to required health services that are not provided in their communities. The NIHB Clerk assists clients with applications, updates and maintains the system for health information and claims processing, and coordinates appointments with arrangements for with travel and accommodation. For more information, please visit our website at To apply, email a cover letter with your resume to on or before March 9, 2012.

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is a manufacturer and marketer of insulation products in the North American market place with production facilities in Milton, ON and Grand Forks, B.C. Our expanding company is a subsidiary of Rockwool International, manufacturing high quality hi-performance mineral wool products.

We are now taking applications for:

Millwrights We currently have a position available for a Certified Millwright in our maintenance department. Candidate must hold a valid inter-provincial Millwright Certificate. This position entails shift work including 12-hour shifts. Competitive compensation package including benefits. Human Resources, ROXUL Inc. 6526 Industrial Pkway, P.O. Box 2890 Grand Forks, B.C. V0H 1H0 Fax: 250-442-5278 e-mail:


Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Phone: 250-692-7789

Interested applicants can forward resume to: email - or call Glenn at 250-847-4266

Visit our website for door style options and colours:


Valard Construction LP, Canada’s premier powerline contractor, is seeking a Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician for each of their Alberta Shop locations in Grande Prairie and Calgary. Heavy Equipment Technicians will be skilled in the area of diagnostics on engine, transmission and hydraulic systems & will be able to perform CVIP inspections. Preference will be given to applicants with utility equipment experience (digger, crane and backhoe). Class 1 or 3 driver’s license is an asset. Valard rewards hard work, performance & results by offering a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Please forward resume to: Fax: (780) 436-9822 or


24/7 • anonymous • confidential • in your language

We thank all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Education/Trade Schools





Stand up. Be heard. Get help.


Pumps Water Treatment Plumbing Repairs


Payne Septic Service (2010) 250-698-7964 Still serving the Lakes District Owner/Operater

Keith Wilson DRILLER’S HELPER COURSE - MAY 2012 Are you looking to start a career in the Diamond Drilling Industry? We are looking for strong, fit people who… • Are interested in performing hard physical work in remote camp settings • Enjoy working in a team environment with a progressive and growing company that offers opportunity for growth and advancement • Are able to refrain from alcohol & drugs while working • Can work 12 hours a day, with 28 days in/14 days out shift rotations • Have good judgment, mechanical aptitude; strong work ethic and computer experience are preferred The Driller’s Helper Course is a comprehensive pre-employment program that prepares individuals to be able to work in the field of diamond drilling. At the end of the program you will have knowledge of: • Understanding of Safe Work Practices • WHMIS Certificate • Occupational First Aid Level 1 • First Aid Transportation Endorsement • Spill Response Training Certificate • Bear Awareness • Connection & Use of Construction Headers Propane Certificate • Hands on experience from a Hy-Tech drill set up in our yard • Supply pump set up and maintenance • Ontario Common Core Surface Training • Chainsaw Operation • Drill assembly • Hose Line • Helicopter Safety • Drill tear down and helicopter moves • Site clean-up and environmental responsibility • Safe operation of power tools and equipment (track vehicles, ATV’s, skidders) For more information and to obtain an application please visit our Website at: or email us at Application Deadline: April 9th, 2012

We have an immediate opportunity for a committed broadcast sales person to grow a list of advertisers in the Bulkley Valley market. As a retail sales account manager for four radio stations and one TV station, you will work in unison with the market management team to develop advertising campaigns specific to an established list of experienced clients. Must have a vehicle and valid BC Drivers licence. This position offers an attractive guarantee and competitive commission compensation plan with benefits. Your working and practical knowledge of business software systems; candid and honest approach in dealing with people; skilled forcasting ability and questioning nature will enhance your ability to manage this position optimally. By setting the tone for the day, you will be responsible to meet and exceed performance benchmarks consistent with the Astral Radio & Television group of stations. You will live in one of the world’s most picturesque located where the world class fishing and skiing are surpassed only be the regions beauty. Please direct resumes: Brian Langston/General Manager Fax: 250-638-6320 or mail to: 4625 LAZELLE AVE., TERRACE, BC V8G 1S4 We thank you for your interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Astral Media endorses the principle of Employment Equity and is committed to ensuring that our workforce is representative of the public we serve.

Advertise your Business or Service here for $ 20.00 per week. Call 250-692-7526 for more information.

NOW IS THE TIME TO CASH IN! We Buy Gold and Silver Locally Jewellery, quality watches, coins, placer and nugget gold, collections, estates. Nothing too big or too small.

250-612-1828 (24 hour call service)


Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Lakes District News




Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

Legal Services

Houses For Sale

ASPHALT PAVING Personnel required: Paving contractor in Kamloops area requires Foreman and personnel for Asphalt Lay-down. Applicants should have minimum 1 years’ experience in commercial and residential paving, although candidates with construction experience will be considered. Training and benefits will be available to the successful applicants. Please forward resume to:

WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset Journeyman Pressman. 15 unit Goss Community. Competitive rates and benefits. Email resume: WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset 1st & 2nd Pressmen. 15 unit Goss Community. Competitive rates and benefits. Email resume:

Heavy Duty Machinery


Small Ads work!

is hiring on behalf of Baker Hughes Baker Hughes Alberta based oilfield services company is currently hiring;



HD MECHANICS 3rd or 4th apprentice or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics with their Red Seal and CVIP License to work in Red Deer & Hinton. Please call 250-718-3330 or Fax: 1-888-679-0759 For more information or send your resume & current drivers abstract to:

Income Opportunity EARN EXTRA Cash! - P/T, F/T Immediate openings for men & women. Easy computer work, others positions are available. Can be done from home. No experience needed. HOME BASED Business. We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training.

Trades, Technical Required Immediately! Journeyman RV Technician for Kamloops largest RV Dealership. Jubilee RV Centre offers excellent wage compensation, medical & dental benefits, ongoing industry training and year round employment. Come join our team in sunny and warm Kamloops, where you will be appreciated, love our climate and enjoy all our outdoor activities! Please forward your resume to Attention Steve Joyce - Service Manager


CRIMINAL RECORD? Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

Business/Office Service DENIED CANADA Pension plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222.

Health Products HERBAL MAGIC - With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today call 1-800854-5176.

Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind and a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Help Wanted

Family expanding & you need a van? Let me help you with your next purchase

Medical Supplies

Loren Neilson

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991

Phone: 250-845-8785 Sullivan Motor Products Ltd. Highway 16, Houston 1-800-665-3151 •

We’re the largest Duramax Dealer in Northern BC!!

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837

Moving & Storage Clean Professional Service

Starting a Business? Expanding Your Business?

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 - Make money & save money with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

The Comfor/CFDC Developmental Lending Program can help! CANADA WIDE

Expect the best, nothing less

250-991-0252 FAX: 250-991-0255 1-888-747-0232 Local and long distance • Packing and crating • Van service • Senior’s discount • Free estimates Guaranteed prices

Help Wanted

For more information, call 1-800-556-5539

STEEL BUILDINGS for all uses! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands Now! Call for Free Brochure - 1-800-6685111 ext. 170. STEEL OF a deal - building sale! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Commercial Transport Mechanic, Prince Rupert Commercial Transport Mechanic (lead hand position) required for Prince Rupert expanded shop facility. Must be a licensed Commercial Transport or Heavy Duty Mechanic and have a valid BC CVIP Inspector certification, with air brakes endorsement. Must have a valid BC Class 2 driver’s licence with air. Interested candidates should submit their resumes to Philip Malnis, Regional Manager, FirstCanada ULC, 780 Lahakas Blvd., Kitimat, BC V8C 1T9. Fax: 250-632-2154. Email:

DRIVERS REQUIRED Heavy Duty Machinery

Heavy Duty Machinery

Welding & Fabrication Business

Fax: 250-692-7753

770 W. Highway 16

24 Hour Grocery Store & Almighty Gas

Bring your tanks in to be filled.

DID YOU KNOW?... 8.5” x 11” - one sided 1-100 copies: 12¢/copy

Over 100 copies: 10¢/copy LAKES DISTRICT


23- 3rd Ave., Burns Lake


The Comfort Zone Flying Dutchman Service

Wood and Gas Stoves and fireplaces 101-1st Avenue, Burns Lake

We have an immediate need for a full-time, permanent instrumentation technologist or engineer who will teach for both Foundation and Apprenticeship programs.


B’s Free Enterprises Ltd.

To apply online or view the complete job description go to

Are you ready for a dream career opportunity?

Bill & Wendy Imus

Live and work in beautiful Fort St. John, B.C., a vibrant community of over 19,000 with all the amenities needed for work and play. NORTHERN LIGHTS COLLEGE offers excellent remuneration with competitive salaries and benefits.

Welding and Fabrication Business opportunity or equipment for sale from prior business in Smithers area.

If you are a highly skilled professional with expertise in your field, NLC provides intensive instructor training to help develop your teaching skills and share your technical knowledge with some of northeastern British Columbia’s best and brightest students and faculty.

Equipment noted, Accupress, Accushear, milling machine, lathes, total package, inquire @ job 250-847-7928, cell 250-877-2434.



We now sell Propane!

black & white photocopying!


Quit. Before your time runs out.


That LD News does

We are an equal opportunity employer

Job Description: • Full time employment • Truck / Tridem trailer units • Local fibre hauling into Burns Lake area We offer: • Competitive compensation • Comprehensive benefit package • Year round permanent employment If you interested in this opportunity please forward drivers abstract and resume or contact Jason for further information. Westwood Hauling Ltd. PH: 250-845-8153 • FX: 250-845-3619 Email:


Misc. for Sale

Financial Services DROWNING IN Debt? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll-free 1-877-5563500 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB


Certified Appliance Repair & Computer Technicians Computer Training, Sales & Service Personalized In Home Service Delivery of Ink & Computer Supplies Box 420, 28540 Colleymount Rd., Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E2

Phone: (250) 692-4353 Cell: (250) 692-6569 • email:

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Real Estate


Real Estate

Real Estate

Real Estate

Mobile Homes & Parks

Scrap Car Removal




FACTORY DIRECT WHOLESALE modular homes, manufactured homes, and park models. New homes starting as low as $37,209, 16 wides $49,183, and double wides $70,829. or 877976-3737 The Home Boys.

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288


Trucks & Vans


1989 Extended Cab Ford, 4x4, 100,000 kms. (250) 692-7882

Puzzle Answers

2 bdrm - $1,000m, 3 bdrm $1,200m & shared from $650-$850m. Shared acc. perfect for retiree or working person. Walking distance to downtown. Gardening allowed, large yards with adjoining Children’s playground, small pet negotiable. For more information. Call cell 1-778-316-6764

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

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The Houston Office mailing address is: Post Office Box 158, 1397 Morice River Road, Houston, British Columbia, V0J 1Z0 or Telephone number: (250) 845-5103, Fax number(250) 8455294, E-mail Copies of the proposed PMP and map may be examined @ the above noted location by appointment with the Walter Tymkow, RFT or or by accessing the Plan from our ftp site using the following address and password.









1 userid: EcoSystem password: F0rest4Tr33s












It’s TAX Season

A Pest Management Plan (PMP), unique identifier # CFP HSTN 2012-2017, has been proposed by Canadian Forest Products Ltd., Forest Management Group, Houston Division.

Whether or not you get a return, Á can help you keep money in your wallet. Find coupons, deals, Áyers and more!

This proposed PMP covers Canfor’s managed silviculture obligations in the Nadina Forest District. This includes the following communities: Burns Lake, Houston and Smithers.

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The herbicides listed below are proposed for use within the context of this PMP for vegetation control using ground based application methods. Herbicide Trade Name

Active Ingredient

Application Usage Ground

Vision, Vision Max Vantage Forestry, Weed-Master




19899, 27736, 26884, 29009

Release, Garlon RTU




22093, 29334


Pesticide Control Products Act #

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This proposed PMP shall be in force for a five year period (2012-2017) from the date that the Pesticide Use Notice has been confirmed by the BC Ministry Environment (MOE).

Auto Financing YOU’RE APPROVED


• New Paint • Fully Eco Insulated • Washer/Dryer Fridge/Stove

• 2 Bedrooms • Ample Parking • New Hot Water Tanks • New Windows


Women’s 1st: Judy Jordsvar 142 Women’s 2nd: Jean Payne 139 Men’s 1st: Doug Rowland 144 Men’s 2nd: Justin Leach 141 Low Hand: Ray Dueck 106 Raffle: Doug Rowland

• Newly Renovated • New Furnaces • New Roofs • New Flooring

The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako has established a Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel to receive any complaints about the preparation of the tax rolls used in the collection of parcel taxes. In the Burns Lake area, the Regional District uses parcel taxes for the Decker Lake Street Lighting service. The parcel tax roll for this service may be inspected from February 16, 2012 to March 2, 2012 at the offices of the Regional District (37 Third Ave., Burns Lake, B.C.) during regular office hours (8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday). In order for a complaint to be heard, it must be received in writing by 4:30 pm on March 2, 2012. If any complaints are received, the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel will sit at 1:00 pm on Thursday March 8, 2012 in the Board Room of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (37 Third Ave., Burns Lake, B.C.) to consider written complaints received by the deadline. Further information can be obtained by phoning Hans Berndorff, Financial Administrator of the Regional District (250-692-3195) or by visiting the Regional District offices during regular office hours.

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Score Board

Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel

or email

Duplex / 4 Plex

Poor, Good, OR No Credit at AUTO CREDIT NOW Details and APPLY online OR TOLL FREE 1-877-356-0743

Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako


LARGE BRIGHT 2 bedroom suites in a safe and secure building. Close to school and hospital. Large patio, in-suite storage and storage lockers available. On site management. Heat, hot water and cable included for $700 per month. Call (250) 692-3959 and leave message.

Move Your mobile home today and pay later over time. The River-Walk Mobile Home Park in Quesnel has 2 home sites available. Live right in town in the prettiest park in the Cariboo. Call today for details at 250-764-9004 or E-mail to:


550 per month - LOW HEAT COST! For all enquires call Doug Caya at 250-845-0031

Apt/Condo for Rent

Mobile Homes & Pads

37, 3RD Avenue, PH: 250-692-3195 PO Box 820, TF: 800-320-3339 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 FX: 250-692-3305




Legal Notices


1998 POLARIS 440, touring, long track snow machine, 2000 km’s (250) 692-7882


FOR RENT Duplex, Senior’s only, 55 and older. F/S, W/D/, DW, 2 bedrooms, drive-in garage. (250) 692-7417 for more information.

Legal Notices

A person wishing to contribute information about a proposed treatment site, relevant to the development of the PMP, may send copies of the information to the applicant at the address above within 30 days of the publication of this notice.

Thank you

Thanks as well to Alonzo The Burns Lake Braves would like to thank Eating disorders are the deadliest of all mental illnesses. Slaney and the Houston all those involved in their fundraising effort the Burns Lake tragedy fund. The games Learn more at for


Ladies 1st: Agnes Olson Ladies 2nd: Sandy Dore Ladies Boobie Prize: Barb Pederson & Alice Martin

Bring your scores to LD News before 12 noon Fridays to be included on the Score Board. Scoreboard proudly sponsored by: LAKES DISTRICT


23 - 3rd Ave. Burns Lake, BC


were a success thanks to many volunteers and help from numerous people. Thank you to the Village of Burns Lake and the Burns Lake Oldtimers for their donation of the ice time, the employees of CIBC Burns Lake for handling the 50/50, and all the individuals involved in putting the game on who donated their time.

Luckies for all their effort, having played an entire season of hockey it was much appreciated to have them play a couple exhibition games for a good cause. As always thanks to the FANS. No matter what your support has always been there and is very much appreciated. Wes Hart - Burns Lake Braves Advertising donated by Lakes District News


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Join us for WING NITE on Wednesday or Thursday PRAWN NITE and Fridays are always PRIME

Pulled Pork Ciabatta We have a relaxed atmosphere with great service!


Slow roasted BBQ pulled pork served with Asian coleslaw served on a ciabatta bun.

Located on Francois Lake Drive, Burns Lake

Pub: 250-692-0068 • Liquor store: 250-692-0067


Lakes District News

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Delivery Available from our Cold Beer, Wine & Liquor Store ~ Convenient parking ~ Wide selection of wine Hard liquor at liquor store prices Open until 11:00 pm everyday

Braves hit the ice to help raise money

Rebecca Billard photo

The Burns Lake Braves defeated the Houston Luckies 6-3 during last weekend’s charity fundraiser for the Burns Lake Tragedy Fund. The Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena was packed to capacity and ticket sales and proceeds from a 50/50 draw brought in approximately $4,000. The Braves travelled to Houston to play a second game on Saturday, however the Houston Luckies won 7-2. In Houston, ticket sales, a puck toss and a popular paper airplane contest brought in $3700. Houston Mayor Bill Holmberg dropped the puck for the Houston game, shortly after announcing that Finning Canada had donated a further $10,000 to the Burns Lake Tragedy Fund.

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February 29, 2012 edition of the Burns Lake Lakes District News

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