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Kamloops man killed at Plateau Mill Ruth Lloyd
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Caledonia Courier A millwright killed while on the job at the Plateau Mill in Vanderhoof has been identified and a preliminary investigation released. George Park Jr., of Kamloops, B.C., was the maintenance worker who died in what appears at this point to be a tragic accident. He was an independent subcontractor to Nechako Construction (a division of the BID Group) and his family has done work for the BID Group for years, according to BID CEO Brian Fehr. “I know his dad and his two brothers have worked for me and I’ve talked to all of them today,” said Fehr. While only preliminary, it appears the death, which happened early in the morning on Thursday, May 3, was the result of an unsecured gate. While on shift at the mill doing some routine scheduled maintenance welding on two conveyor belts, the millwright had shut off power and the hydraulics on the two machines. However, a heavy gate which separated sections of the machines was not properly secured in addition to the hydraulics being shut off, and with gravity, it appears it may have fallen over onto the worker and crushed him between the gate and the wall of the conveyor. “That’s preliminary, but that’s what I’m hearing tonight,” said Fehr. The accident took place sometime between 3:30 a.m. when Park commenced the work and 4 a.m. when he failed to appear for a lunch break and coworkers went to locate him, finding him under the gate. Further investigation will be taking place to confirm these findings. WorkSafeBC, RCMP and BC Coroner’s Service were on site on May 3 to assess the site and interview workers on shift during the accident. So far, interviews with coworkers suggest the gate had been secured in previous maintenance activities. BID has committed to meeting with workers to review the findings of the incident with workers in additional safety meetings.
Vanderhoof Community Theatre Society and Nechako Valley Secondary School presented the 20th Anniversary production of Fiddler on the Roof, which ran April 26 to May 5 at the NVSS Small Auditorium. Photo by Laurie Wallace - Wallace Studios
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NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS for May & June 2012
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The dates and locations of the Regular Board Meetings of the Board of Education of School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) for the months of May & June, 2012, are as follows:
Fourth Annual Community Clean-up
May 14, 2012 Fort St. James Secondary School, Fort St. James, BC June 18, 2012 School Board OfďŹ ce, Vanderhoof, BC
Trinda Elwert It was great to see the community come together for the fourth Annual Vanderhoof Community Clean-Up on Saturday, April 21. This event was organized by the Nechako Waste Reduction Initiative (NWRI), with the Nechako Valley Food Network (NVFN) coordinating the local food BBQ. Approximately 115 volunteers came together to pitch in and pick up litter throughout our town, and afterwards enjoyed a well-deserved BBQ, â€œon the houseâ€? comprised of locally made sausages and buns. The end result was over four truckloads of garbage removed from the
town, and one truckload of recyclable returnables. This was all accomplished within two hours of community effort. Way to go Vanderhoof! A great big thank you goes out to our sponsors for the treats, warm drinks and food; to the District of Vanderhoof for providing bags and gloves; the Brownies & Sparks who beautifully coloured the posters, Katimavik for their volunteer help, and of course all of the volunteers for cleaning up our town!
This event was the first in a series of â€œGreen Eventsâ€? planned by NWRI and NVFN (both part of the Nechako Healthy Community Alliance) where we will be focusing on minimizing
waste and serving local food. To keep waste to a minimum, the NWRIâ€™s green toolkit was used. The green toolkit is a set of reusable dishes (plates, glasses, cutlery & bowls) available for
The family of Bill Candline wishes to say thank you to everyone for the food, ďŹ‚owers and kind words. A special thank you to the Womenâ€™s Institute, the Quilterâ€™s Guild and the Red Hat Ladies for supplying the refreshments for the memorial. Also a big thank you to Paul and Sally Stevens for the use of the banquet room.
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Come and join In the 33rd running of the Fort/Vanderhoof Mother’s Day Relay (run!). Start is 10 a.m., May 13 at the airplane at Cottonwood Beach in Fort St. James. Relay consists of 8 stages, each about 7.8 kms. Get your team together. Contact Keith at 250-996-8572 or at email@example.com
New $20 polymer bank note The new polymer $20 bank note was revealed last week by the Bank of Canada. The most common note in circulation, the new, more durable note will join the previously released $100 and $50 notes as Canadian money becomes more durable and more difficult to counterfeit. Canadians can now feel comfortable in the knowledge their money will not be destroyed should they forget it in their pocket when they jump in the water this summer. Their cellphones, however, are another matter.
Express Locals ride the Freedom Train Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier Local First Nations representatives are riding the Freedom Train - to Toronto. The Freedom Train is an initiative by the Yinka Dene Alliance, a group of Carrier and Sekani First Nations in northern B.C., and is a trip organized by the group to give attention to their opposition to the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project. “It seems like they never get the message, no matter how many times we’ve told them no,” said Geraldine Thomas-Flurer, one of the coordinators of the effort for the Yinka Dene Alliance. Chief Dolly Abraham of Takla Lake First Nation, Chief Jackie Thomas of Saik’uz First Nation, Chief Martin Louie of Fraser Lake, Hereditary Chief Tsoh Dih (Peter Erickson), Euphrasia Sam, Annie Sam, Cassandra Thomas and Elicia Prince, all of Nak’azdli First Nation, are all on the train bound for Toronto. The idea came from a similar concept, the Constitutional Train, done back in 1980, when First Nations were trying to gain support for the recognition of aboriginal rights and title. Dr. Sophie Thomas, grandmother of Thomas-Flurer, as well as Chief Jackie Thomas (before she was chief) were both on the train in 1980 from Sai’kuz First Nation. The train will be going from northern
B.C. across the country to Canada’s largest city, where the group of about 40 opponents of the project will then rally at Enbridge’s AGM on May 9. There were events scheduled in Jasper, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg along the way to raise awareness for their cause and there will be a concert in Toronto on May 8 in solidarity with the group. The group is carrying water from all their different territories and combining it with the water of the places they are visiting in water ceremonies to give thanks and draw attention to water usage and contamination in the tar sands, calling water a non-renewable resource. “I don’t think that anything that Enbridge has to offer is worth the risk,” she said. Thomas-Flurer said the preservation of B.C. as a fairly pristine place is important to keep the tourism and fishing industries alive and to protect the water. “What we are trying to do is for everyone, it’s not a First Nations issue, it’s a human issue,” she said. “We want to keep B.C. beautiful.” Upon the group’s arrival in Edmonton at midnight, they were met at the train station by local First Nations including drumming. When she spoke to The Courier, the group had just finished rallying at the Alberta Legislature to send a message to the Alberta premier she won’t be
able to force the pipeline on B.C., said ThomasFlurer. She cited the recently announced B.C. NDP opposition to the pipeline and said she hopes the communities of Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake and Burns Lake will come out in opposition to the project as well. The entire contingent on the train is surviving on a shoestring budget, according to ThomasFlurer, but has gotten help with people billeting the group and helping feed them along the way. “We wouldn’t be able to do it without that support,” she said, adding the energy of the group is really high. “If anything, Enbridge has brought our communities together like never before.” She said they have been inspiring First Nations as they go to stand up for their beliefs. “We’re only going to get stronger as we go across Canada,” she said. The group will be presenting the Save the Fraser Declaration to the
executives of Enbridge at the AGM in Toronto, which is a document signed by over 170 First Nations in Canada declaring their opposition to the Northern Gateway Project which would cross the headwaters of the Fraser River. “Water is life, for our peoples and for all living things that depend on it. The Fraser River and its tributaries are our lifeline,” states the declaration. “We call on all who would place our land and waters at risk - we have suffered enough, we will protect our watersheds, and we will not tolerate this great threat to us and to all future generations.” The Yinka Dene Alliance is made up of a coalition of First Nations whose territory covers over 25 per cent of the route of the proposed Northern Gateway project. The project, which would cross over 750 rivers and streams carrying 525,000 barrels of tar sands oil a day 1,177 km from northern Alberta to Kitimat, B.C.. The crossings would include the Fraser, Skeena
and Mackenzie watersheds. The Freedom Train has left the area and will be rallying in To-
ronto the day this paper hits the stands. For more information on their trip, check out: freedomtrain2012.com.
Welcome students who attended NVSS and would have graduated, should have graduated or graduated between 1970-1975. Registration due by June 15, 2012 ????’s Check out our web site at www.nvss2012reunion.ca or NVSS High School Reunion2012 on Facebook email address NVSS2012@telus.net or send your registration to: NVSS 2012 Reunion, Box 2729 Vanderhoof, B.C.
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Nechako Valley Regional Cattlemen Association is hosting a “BC Beef Day event” in Vanderhoof on May 18 at the Co-op Parking Lot. There will be a beef-tasting BBQ and
informational display from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a great opportunity to highlight local beef awareness as well as our own local beef producers and breeders.
V anderhoof Emergency Services Annual Bike Rodeo Vanderhoof When: Saturday, May 12, 2012 Where: Vanderhoof Arena Time: 10 am - 2 pm ** Door Prizes, free lunch provided ** x Complete the stations and enter to win a door prize x Enjoy lunch with the Emergency Services Staff of Vanderhoof x Bikes are available to for all ages, if you don’t have a bike and would like to participate x Parents are encouraged to attend to watch or participate and try out your skills and knowledge x Safety check for your bicycle and helmet x Learn about bike safety;/rules of the road/responsibilities while biking/Rip’n the North Bike Park and other bike trails in Vanderhoof For more information, please contact Chief Joe Pacheco 567-7755 or Cst. Alistair Peers 567-2222.
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Vanderhoof Golf Association members (Taya Silver and Sally Makin) presenting a cheque to Chona Dyck of the local Oncology Unit at St. John Hospital. The money was raised last year at a ladies’ night fundraiser at the golf course with all the proceeds going to our local Oncology Unit. The “Let’s Beat Cancer” fundraiser was put on by the Wednesday night golfing ladies and was generously supported by local businesses and community members. This year, the ladies intend to organize another fun night at the golf course in order to raise more money for the local Oncology Ward at St. John Hospital.
Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils Part 1 of 3 Does anyone remember how back in the day you wouldn’t dream of doing dishes let alone cleaning the house without wearing those brightly colored yellow rubber gloves? The products back then were missing a lot of today’s chemical constituents many of which are unregulated and not necessarily proven to be safe.. so it makes you wonder... what’s changed that our defenses are lowered and we handle more dangerous goods with less protection, and worse yet... less worry? Just because a product is on the shelf doesn`t make it safe. Many cleaners contain corrosive elements, toxic fumes and worse. If dipping your naked hand into a bucket full of potential carcinogens and toxic ingredients doesn`t send shivers up your spine then think about the fact that skin to chemical contact means putting yourself at risk for the absorption of whatever you touch this goes double if propylene glycol is in the ingredient list. Many health problems are eventually related to chemical sensitivities; sensitivities which over time create other problems such as allergies, digestive upsets, skin conditions & rashes that no cream can cure etc. A diet rich in vitamins and minerals (fruits & veggies) while moderating other foods such as sugars can be a big help in helping your body function optimally. The biggest impact one can have on their health is to eliminate any potential causes of contact sensitivities with chemicals and cleaners that may not be safe. When continuously exposed to chemicals over time side effects accumulate. (This series of articles will be about how you can create simple, easy and natural cleaning products without the chemicals as well as which chemical hazards to look out for). If you’re one of those people who just couldn’t bear to let go of that fresh lemon scented cleaner that`s fine. There are pure therapeutic grade essential oils that are well priced, easy to use, and they have some great grime fighting properties. Lemon - If you are using a great amount of the oil and also cleaning with your bare hands (which is perfectly acceptable) it is important to remember that lemon has some great attributes for skin, from cellulite, to antioxidant effects however, it also increases skin sensitivity to sunlight, which means that if you plan to go out in the sun right after using the oils you may inadvertently bleach your skin as lemon is also a natural whitener used to bleach your whites. Young Living Essential Oil tips: Household cleaner: · Fill a spray bottle with water and a squirt of dishwashing soap. · Add 3–5 drops each of lavender, lemon, and pine essential oils. · Shake well Floor cleaner: · Add 1/4 cup white vinegar to a bucket of water. · Add 5–10 drops lemon, pine, spruce, melaleuca, or Purification essential oil. Fighting dust mites: · Recent research has shown that eucalyptus essential oil kills dust mites that live in bedding. · Add 25 drops of eucalyptus essential oil to each load of laundry for an effective dust mite deterrent.
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Vanderhoof was the place to be for Arts and Culture on the week of April 22 – 29. The Nechako Community Arts Council was excited to be involved with so many wonderful events. Monday night, together with the Good Neighbours Committee, we held a “Taste of Culture” event to celebrate the diversity of our community through Culinary Arts and music from other parts of the world. A small group gathered on Tuesday to talk about their experience writing music and the process of developing song lyrics. Wednesday night, we met to talk about the role of art in the community and we enjoyed the input and views of Katimavik volunteers, as they discussed the role of arts in their own communities from across the country as well. Although we could not take credit for the staging of “Fiddler on the Roof”, we supported the event with marketing. The play opened on Thursday evening and has played to sold-out audiences on each of its six performance nights. Friday was Arts Fest day. Jurors Annerose Georgeson and Sandra Nahornoff worked all day long to view and critique the works of 33 emerging artists from Burns Lake, Dome Creek, Fort Fraser, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake, Mackenzie, Prince George and Vanderhoof. Opening night was very well attended by artists and local residents. A fantastic violin duo provided a musical background that was enjoyed by all throughout the evening. As one resident said, “Arts Fest
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Look who’s following you everywhere! was the place to be that night.” Saturday was a fantastic day for artists as they received their Certificates of Participation, the jurors’ feedback sheets, Honorary Mention Certificates, and a professional critique of their work. Critiques are particularly valuable for artists as they help them to grow in their artistic careers. On recommendation of the jurors, the Island Mountain Arts scholarship was offered to artist Cathy Harder from Fraser Lake. Should she not be able to attend, artists Anik Provencher and Mary Lynn Lawrence were listed as alternate candidates. The afternoon workshops organized by CIRAC were welcomed by all artists as they were informative and relevant to their needs. We closed our council’s involvement in BC Arts and Culture Week with a music night that welcomed musicians,
amateur and professional, to share their talent. It was a great opportunity for our youth and adults to embrace another form of artistic expression. The “Fiddle on the Roof” had their third performance on Saturday and Sunday the Music Festival Finale took place at the EMC Church. This event was organized by the Vanderhoof Festival Committee. We want to thank the artists, our sponsors, (CIRAC, BID Group, Regional District of Bulkley Nechako, District of Vanderhoof, College of New Caledonia, and Vanderhoof Public Library) and all of the volunteers from all of the participating organizations for their invaluable contributions in making these events so successful. The public can continue to enjoy the art show for the month of May. Drop into CNC and the Public Library to view the works.
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Forest Products Manufacturers Establish Safety Task Force British Columbia’s wood products manufacturers have come together in an unprecedented collaboration to advance research and best practices in improving mill safety in response to the devastating explosions at Babine Forest Products and Lakeland Mills. Until we receive the investigation conclusions from WorkSafe BC, we cannot say for certain what caused the events at those two facilities. However, we are told the investigation reports will take months and we feel strongly that the severity of the two incidents demands an immediate and comprehensive safety response. Four members of our sector lost their lives and we will not wait to take action. On Wednesday, the CEOs from the major wood products manufacturing companies in British Columbia gathered to create an action plan for improving safety. Companies including Ainsworth, Interfor, Dunkley Lumber, Western Forest Products, Tolko, Sinclar Group, Hampton Affiliates, Conifex, West Fraser Timber and Canfor resolved to establish a CEO-led task force that will quantify combustion risks related to dust from processing both green and dry wood and identify best practices for dust mitigation from other industries that have issues related to dust in manufacturing. We also committed to developing a set of clear and auditable standards that will be utilized to independently assess the safety of mills across the industry. We will work with experts across disciplines and other stakeholders to ensure these standards are comprehensive and can be relied upon to provide assurance that conditions in mills across British Columbia are safe for workers. Finally, we will be reaching out to every forest products manufacturer in the province, large or small, to expand this initiative to every mill in British Columbia. As the Task Force undertakes their work, each of our companies is taking proactive steps to mitigate all possible fuel and ignition sources in our mills. These significant steps began in January and all of our companies have implemented extensive measures to ensure safety. We welcome the support and collaboration of WorkSafe BC and appreciate government’s swift action to visit every facility in the province. The collective efforts of industry and WorkSafe BC are delivering immediate improvements in safety performance across all British Columbia facilities. As we mourn the lives lost and those changed forever by the explosions at Babine Forest Products and Lakeland Mills, we are taking every possible step to ensure that nothing like this ever occurs at another mill in this province again. We will be reaching out to government and labour to join with us in our efforts, and appreciate the continued support of our employees and our communities. The Omineca Express is published every Wednesday in Vanderhoof by Black Press Ltd. Publisher: Pam Berger email@example.com Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fiddler was a grand experience To the Readers of the Omineca Express: Can you remember where you spent your very best $10? I can! My husband and I had the privilege of sitting in the audience at the NVSS for the second performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” last Friday evening and we were absolutely astounded at the level of professionalism by all of the cast members. The best $10 I’ve ever spent!!! Years ago (back-in-the-day) we attended a performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” in Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, England and indeed it was exceptional. What with all the qlitz and glamour of a huge theatre,
known world wide, we were so impressed!! However, the acting and music there did not draw us into the story as did the Vanderhoof Community Theatre Society and the NVSS Drama. Sitting in the audience, you were so heavy-hearted for Tevye as the “traditions” started to be eroded. Again you were drawn into the heartache and sorrow felt by the villagers as they prepared to leave the only home they had ever known! An absolutely delightful evening!!! Thank you so much! We’ll be waiting for your next production!! Carnie Webster Cluculz Lake, BC
More wood vs. the woods Editor, I have recently read some information and spoken with our Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad about his position regarding fibre supply for our mills and his crusade to solve the problem by removing the conservation of other values such as visual quality, old growth forests, and wildlife habitat. These values, which he so easily dismisses, are critical to our quality of life as residents of northern B.C.. Contrary to recent quotes attributed to Mr. Rustad, the communities along Highway 16 are not an industrial corridor and I am offended by the suggestion. Yes, many of us work and earn our livings in or from the forests that surround us, but we also play in that same forest. We need a balance between resource development and quality of life. Our quality of life here in northern B.C. is strongly tied to these values of scenic areas, old growth forests, and wildlife habitat. These values benefit our families and lifestyles; we spend time with our children and parents en-
joying the great outdoors fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, boating etc. These values benefit our homes and businesses; we build and work along rivers and lakes and in the shadows of mountains and tall timbers because of stunning visual scenes and abundant wildlife that northern B.C. has to offer. These values benefit our schools, our health care, and our community services; we offer teachers, health care workers, and other professionals something more fulfilling than a concrete jungle that convinces them to take up residence in our community. These values connect us as a community, we love this land, it’s part of who we are. So Mr. Rustad, please don’t underestimate the value these things have given to us as northerners. Please don’t throw our quality of life away in your vain belief that you have the answer to reverse the effects of the mountain pine beetle epidemic. We need our forest for jobs, but we need our forests for our quality of life too. Dan Brooks Upper Nechako Wilderness Council
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Mother’s Day Sunday, May 13th
Give the gift of green for Mother’s Day Mom may appreciate chocolate or flowers. But for children who want to offer her something a little more special -- especially for their eco-conscious moms -- there are a number of different gift options to make Mom’s big day as eco-friendly as it is enjoyable. An eco-friendly gift for Mom is a gift that keeps on giving. * Make a basket of gardening
gear. Garden plants and supplies are perhaps the greenest gifts to give Mom. * Dine at a local restaurant. Many families take Mom out for a meal on her special day. * Purchase eco-friendly kitchen items. If your mother is an avid cook or baker, she may appreciate some new mixing bowls or utensils made from recycled materi-
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Come and join us for brunch 9-2 We have a great selection of food items! For breakfast we have a choice of ham & cheese quiche, crepes, ham and sausage and of course eggs & hashbrowns. For lunch we have our popular Wareneki, sausage, chicken wings, pizza sticks just to name a few. We also have lots of delicious salads & desserts and much, much more.
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Mother’s Day Sale May 12th & 13th, 2012 Bedding Plants, Perennials, Potted Plants. Over 500 hanging baskets of many different colors, sizes & shapes to choose from. Potting soils, manures, top soil, commercial greenhouse plastic. Large selection of seeds. Large selection of beautiful roses. Great gift ideas in our storefront!
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Public Rail Safety When it comes to 10,000 tons of moving steel, there is no compromise. Motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists are no match for a moving train. People continue to take chances, for instance trespassing on CN tracks and property. Trespassing fatalities in Canada are at a threeyear high. Trespassing is the leading cause of railway fatalities, resulting in 55 deaths in 2010. More than 90 per cent of trespass accidents result in either fatalities or serious accidents. CN Police across Canada are issuing a call to action. The initiative is called “See it, report it.” You can save a life. CN Police urge anyone who sees dangerous or illegal behavior on CN tracks or property to call the CN emergency line at 1-800-464-9239. CN Police feel it is time to engage the public in fighting unsafe activity. According to the Canadian Transportation Safety Board, there was 261 grade crossing and trespass accidents across Canada in 2010, causing 79 deaths and 47 serious injuries. These numbers are higher than 2009 stats. At CN, we will not tolerate people who put their lives and lives of others at risk by disobeying railway signs, signals or by trespassing on railway property. CN Police officers will be identifying high-risk
trespass areas and develop a target enforcement strategy. CN Police will be reaching out to the public through eduction, engineering and enforcement. In British Columbia, trespassing on CN Property carries a fine of $115. O p e r a tion Lifesaver is a unique public-private partnership that promotes awareness to help save lives and reduce suffering from injuries incurred at highway/railway crossings and from trespassing on railway property. Our goal is to create safety-conscious attitudes toward railways and to promote safe driving skills, attention and adherence to signs and warnings. This will result in fewer colli-
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June 8, 9, & 10 at NVE Grounds The newest event to come to the Stuart Nechako, with the possibility of becoming an annual event for our communities, is the Equifair.. This event will host people from B.C. and Alberta. Our focus is to promote education and awareness for the equine industry and the many aspects involved. It will be a great viewing event for spectators of all ages. Friday, June 8, the Equifair starts off at 3 p.m. with a beginner roping clinic as well as a barrel clinic. Friday evening hosts a parade
of breeds featuring horses of all types. Saturday morning, June 9, kicks off with a cutting horse demonstration followed by a cutting competition. This will be a very exciting for the viewing public. This event is followed by barrel and roping competitions as well as horse plowing demos, harness and driving clinics. There will be regional gymkhana for young and old alike. Midday Saturday will have a unique demo from Maury Grant of Coldstream Ranch, renowned at colt starting
Vanderhoof Minor Football Association has a Jamboree May 30, 2012 from 4-6pm on the NVSS high school field for players born between 1999 and 2006. For more information contact Eric Lytle 250-567-7690.
Mother’s Day Workshop at Nechako Trading Company!
Nechako Trading Company is hosting their ﬁrst annual plant a planter workshop!
Register your child to take part in this fun ﬁlled workshop where they will plant their very own planter for Mom on Mother’s Day! The Workshop will take place at Nechako Trading on May 12th, 2012 from 10am till 11:30am.
Cost will be $35 and will include all supplies! Register early as space is limited only twenty planters available! Supply’s include planter urn in black or taupe 13”x21” soil with slow release fertilizer as well as ﬁve plants, 1 geranium, 2 bacopia and 2 lobelia! All plants will be supplied by Nu-Growth Technology. CALL 250-567-9161 TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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34th Annual Wild Goose Chase Brian Nemethy And they are off…. The 34th running of the Wild Goose Chase Fun Run took place last Sunday from WL McLeod Elementary School. More than 330 participants took to the streets of Vanderhoof, either taking part in a 3.5km, 5km, or 8km event. Race organizers – Wanda and Brian Nemethy – took the race over back in 1998 when Jenny and Terry Hooper retired. The event began in 1978 with 22 participants. Thirty-four years later, the race is bigger than ever. In 1998 there were 53 participants. In 2009 the starting line had 383 participants. Competitors had chances to win medals that were three deep in each of the 16 race categories. Prize money was also given away for the first male and female overall in each event. Prizes included two mountain bikes, a gift card valued at $150, six gift cards at $100 each, two gift cards at $50, just to name a few. To top it all off, a night for two at Esther’s Inn which included dinner and, of course, free swimming. See the website, www.wildgoosechase.ca, for full results. First to the finish line this year was as follows: 3.5km run male: Alexander Nemethy 11 min 46 sec 3.5km run female: Emma Balazs 13 min 25 sec
Alexander Nemethy overall winner in 3.5km. 5km walk male: Tony Prazma 34 min 13 sec 5km walk female: Anna Manwarily 39 min 41 sec
8km run male: Nathan Bancroft 28 min 34 sec 8 km run female: Jacqui Benson 30 min 14 sec
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Northern Football Combine technical game with what they’ve experienced through their game play.” Former BCFC players from Prince George were among the individuals guiding players. A bonus this year was the presence of Saturday’s Play with the Pros camp, held on the same weekend as the combine for the first time in its five-year history. As a result, BC Lions quarterback Mike Reilly and defensive back Jerome Dennis stuck around after the free non contact camp to guide fully equipped high school players in the combine. More Football on page 15
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su bout rules are the best of three submissions win in a six-minute match. Strongheart, who trains out of the Kaiten MMA club, had two submissions in under two min-
utes over Little. The first submission came by flying armbar in the opening seconds of the match. Strongheart quickly followed with a Thai trip and an ankle lock.
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Chris Wilson and Tate match. future events. Former Vanderhoof fighter CJ Strongheart won his exhibition JiuJitsu bout by submitting Haida Gwaii’s Dennis Little. Exhibition Jiu-Jit-
Dawson Creek held an amateur MMA event the last weekend of April. Local fighter Chris Wilson competed in his first exhibition Jiu-Jitsu bout. He was matched up with seventeen-year old Tate Rawlings from Prince George. Chris had close submission attempts and good takedowns on the Kaiten MMA. It was a really close match where unfortunately Chris had to tap out to a rear naked choke. Chris trains with the Northern Institute of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu club. Instructor Scott Stewart was impressed with how close the competition was. Cutting weight and competing in front of a big crowd is good experience for Chris and will only help him when he goes onto
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From page 13 “It’s cool to see what kind of guys the pro guys are, to kind of meet them and see kind of get their story on football and all of that kind of stuff,” said Varley, a graduating Grade 12 student at Nechako Valley Secondary. Not uncommon for a top Grade 12 football player, Varley has caught the attention of coaches from a variety of programs. He’s exploring options and listed four BCFC teams as possibilities this year: the Kamloops Broncos, Chilliwack Huskers, Langley Rams and Vancouver Island Raiders. Varley, who lists himself at 5-foot-7 and 175 pounds, attended the Broncos’ spring tryout in mid April and plans on participating in the Raiders’ camp this month. He also expects to enter the Langley spring tryout from June 1 to 3. “Main camps start pretty soon after that, so hopefully I’ll have my decision made after Langley’s camp and then I can decide where I want to go to main camp.” The timing and costs may have factored into lower participation in this year’s combine, as organizers reported about 70 players entered, a decline from the average of close to 100 in each of the first four years. Prince George Minor Football Association president Don Williams said players who had already paid for the spring tackle and flag seasons, which got underway this week, may have held off to
save money. Conflicts with other NSC user groups left the last weekend in February unavailable for the combine this year. While organizers started warming up to the idea of a camp right before the spring seasons and junior football tryouts, the lower registration total indicates the change didn’t go over as well as they’d hoped. “We’ll probably try to go back,” Williams said. “The reality was we couldn’t get the field time so we got to try to book it earlier.” SPRING SEASON While participation for the combine dropped off this year, that hasn’t been the case for the PGMFA spring tackle and flag seasons. Williams said this registration for the two leagues is the highest they’ve had, with about 40 players registered for flag and between 40 and 50 in tackle. The leagues began this week with practices, while the first set of games is slated for this weekend. Flag football contests are on Fridays, with 12-man tackle games on Saturdays. The games take place at the Ecole Lac Des Bois school fields in the Lakewood subdivision. Practices for the fall tackle season begin in July. Registration will take place during the free kick-off skills camp on July 21. More information on these programs is available through the PGMFA website at www.pgmfa.com.
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Nechako Notes COMING EVENTS.... Will appear, as space is available, free of charge in this section. Coming events are available to non-profit organizations only.s This area is not intended for thank you submissions or selling products. It is simply a place for non-profit organizations a place to announce upcoming free activities. You can e-mail your item to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax (567-2070). Your organizations’ announcement can also be dropped off at our office located at 155 W. Columbia. Decision of the publisher is final. *** NEW EVENTS.... BC BEEF DAY EVENT... Nechako Valley Regional Cattlemen Association is hosting a “BC Beef Day event” in Vanderhoof on May 18 at the Co-op Parking Lot. There will be a beef tasting BBQ and informational display from 11am to 2pm. This is a great opportunity to highlight local beef awareness as well as our own local beef producers and breeders. *** VANDERHOOF MINOR FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION... has a Jamboree on May 30, 2012 from 4 – 6 PM on the NVSS field for players born 1999-2006. For more information contact Eric Lytle 250-567-7690. *** COME AND JOIN In the 33rd running of the Fort/ Vanderhoof Mother’s Day Relay (run!). Start is 10 AM May 13th at the airplane at Cottonwood Beach in Fort St. James. Relay consists of 8 stages each about 7.8 kms. Get your team together. Contact Keith at 250-996-8572 or at email@example.com *** CALLING ALL SENIORS... come and join us for carpet bowling or pool - Monday and Thursday afternoons. Come and have some fun! Everybody welcome. Call Oscar for more info: 250-567-4582. *** FREE COMPUTER TRAINING AT THE PUBLIC LIBRARY...One hour tutoring sessions Learn to: ·Search the internet ·Send an email ·Use a word processor ·Use a computer with a digital camera ·Social Networking (Facebook, Twitter) ·eReaders and Tablets Call (250)567-4060 to book an appointment or for more information
PICTURE THIS....Your activity could be featured in “Picture This.” Snap a photo at your groups’ fundraiser. It could be anything from a car wash to cleaning up our streets. It could even include school activities. Basically people making a difference in our community. Send us your photo by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or drop it off at the Omineca Express (150 W. Columbia Street). Please provide a brief description accompanied with the photo. This week’s submission....
*** IDIDALAP4CANCER ...Noon to Midnight Friday, June 22, 2012 Vanderhoof, BC. Held at NVSS track field. Participate as an individual or build your own team. Direct link to IDIDALAP4CANCER http:cancerevents.kintera.org/ididalap4cancer For more information Email: IDIDALAP4CANCER@gmail.com Proud supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society. *** AL-ANON...Has your life been affected by someone elses drinking? The Al-Anon is for you! Meetings held on Mondays at 7pm in Community Room at Omineca Safe Home Society. For more information contact Gail at 567-4318. *** VANDERHOOF PUBLIC LIBRARY...is looking for donations of lego blocks to be used for children’s programs at the library. If you have lego that your kids have outgrown, we would love to put it to good use. Please contact Jenn at 250-567-4060 or email: email@example.com *** STUART NECHAKO MANOR ...Do you like to walk and be outdoors? Stuart Nechako Manor is looking for volunteers to help with our walking program. If you can commit to half an hour 1-2 times per week please call Marnie at 250-567-6290. *** THE NORTHSIDE WOMEN’S INSTITUTE...meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Newcomers always welcome. For more information call Brenda, 250 567-9705. *** VHF HOSPICE SOCIETY...What are you doing every 3rd Wednesday of each month. Do you have 2 hours to give each month? Are you sensitive to the special needs of those persons at the end stages of life? Want to be part of a great organization that makes a difference in our community then we are looking for you. The Vanderhoof Hospice Society is a notfor-profit charity looking for new volunteer members who will work with the current members to oversee our local Hospice Program. Hospice is a program that offers a support system to persons that are the end stages of life. Our Society has a
desire to help others. We are sensitive to the special needs of the dying patient and their families. We do not have personal agendas or “missions” to our Hospice work. Our main fundraising come in the form of donations to our Tree of Life. We are looking for new members to continue this great service. More info call Debbie 567-7956 *** VHF STROKE RECOVERY...meet at the Stuart Nechako Manor Activity Room - Mondays 9:30 12:00 noon (except holidays). Any volunteers who would like to come are very welcome. All stroke recovery members in Vanderhoof and surrounding areas are invited to attend. For more information call Luella at 250-4410086. *** THE FOOD BANK... is in serious need of food donations. Specifically the following is needed: Canned vegetables, meat, fish, canned milk, sugar, pasta, pasta sauces, soups (we have enough mushroom soup), toilet tissue. *** BADMINTON AT FLESS GYM... Every Thursday at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. come out and have some fun! *** THE VANDERHOOF CANCER SUPPORT GROUP...meets the first Friday of every month @ noon at the The Reid. For more info call Karen @ 567-4828. *** ENDAKO HALL SOCIETY...meets every THIRD Wednesday of the month in the hall at 7:30pm. *** THE YELLOWHEAD DRAFT HORSE ASSOCIATION...is an organization for those interested in light and heavy horse driving. Monthly meetings every second Tuesday of the month. For more info contact: Jon 250-567-8484. *** NECHAKO QUILTERS GUILD... meets the third Tuesday of the month 9:30 am (Sept. - May) at Nechako View Seniors Common Room. Fran Sheeley 567-5254. *** THE FRASER QUILTERS GUILD... meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10am at the Fort Fraser Community Hall. Newcomers welcome. *** HOSPICE TREE OF LIFE... is to honour the
living as well as to remember and honour those who have passed on. For more info call Debbie @ 250567-7956. *** THE FRASER LAKE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP... meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 12 noon in the New Fraser Lake Restaurant. For further information call Judy at 250-699-7763. *** NECHAKO VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY... meets every second Thursday of the month 6:30 pm at the Chamber of Commerce office. *** VANDERHOOF 899 AIR CADET SQUADRON... Cadets will meet every Wednesday night 6:15pm at the Cadet Building on Burrard Street. Anyone age 12 to 18 interested in the Cadet Program is welcome to attend. Any adult interested in assisting in anyway, please contact the officers at the Cadet Building Wednesday night. For more information call Glenda 250-567-7574. *** AA MEETING... Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. United Church Hall. 567-8087 or 567-4588 *** FRASER LAKE AA MEETINGS... Tues & Thurs 8:00 p.m. at St. Wilfred’s Church just across from police station. *** ST. JOHN’S HOSPITAL AUXILIARY... meets second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. Call 567-9759 Edna. *** VANDERHOOF LIBRARY HOURS Tuesday 10:00am to 5:00pm Wednesday 10:00 am to 5:00pm & 6:30 to 8:30pm Thursday 10:00 to 5:00pm Friday 10:00 am to 6:00pm Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm *** FRASER LAKE LIBRARY HOURS Sunday & Monday Closed Tuesday 10am - 4pm Wednesday & Thursday 3pm - 8pm Friday 10am - 4pm Saturday 10am - 2pm *** NVSS BOTTLE DEPOT HOURS Open Mon, Tues, Friday 11am-5pm Saturday 10am-5 p.m. ***
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IANTKOW â€“ ELI, it is with great sadness the family of Eli Iantkow announce his peaceful passing on Monday April 30th 2012 at St. Johnâ€™s Hospital Vanderhoof, B.C. Eli is survived by his three daughters; Holly Keyowski, Jasmine (Ken) Ferris and Leah Stojkovic. He is also survived by four grandchildren Eli (Cathy Poole) Keyowski, Nadine (Brad) Hoy, Frankie and Matthew Stojkovic and seven great grandchildren. Eli was predeceased by his wife Adaline of 53 years, grandson baby Keyowski, Sister Olga Montpetit, Mother Rose and Father Steve Iantkow. Eli and Adaline owned and operated Lakeside Resort and Attic Pub at Cluculz Lake, BC upon their arrival to the Prince George area in 1971. Eli enjoyed the outdoors, spending many years hunting and ďŹ shing with family and friends. His passion in life was woodworking, mechanics, gardening and creating inventions. Eli and Adaline spent their retirement years in a beautiful house they built on Cluculz Lake. He will be sadly missed by many friends, family and loved ones. Memorial service will be held on Saturday May 5th 2012 at 1:00 pm from the Friendship Hall (Victoria St.) Vanderhoof, BC. Interment will follow at the Vanderhoof Cemetery. In lieu of ďŹ‚owers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. Assmanâ€™s Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
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ACCOUNTING POSITION SHORT TERM A short term position in accounting is available to ﬁll a position vacated for maternity leave. Employment duties will include bookkeeping (general ledger preparation), GST and income tax preparation and possibly ﬁnancial statement preparation and/ or other ofﬁce duties. We are a public accounting service ofﬁce primarily utilizing CaseWare accounting software and TaxPrep tax preparation software programs. Experience with CaseWare program or other accounting software is a deﬁnite asset but not a sole requirement as in-ofﬁce training is anticipated. The position is full-time weekly hours of 7 per day and 35 per week and ends December 2012 or later when the maternity leave person returns. The hourly wage rate will be commensurate with experience and knowledge related to job duties. All applicants should provide a resume to the following address. All applicants will be kept in conﬁdence. Kenneth B Simon Corp. Chartered Accountants Suite 200, 2375 Burrard Ave PO Box 410 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 Fax: 250-567-3872
LOCATION: Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake JOB SUMMARY: The Mental Health Therapist will provide services and assessment for children and youth up to the age of 18 years, who are affected by some form of mental illness or serious mental health problem. Services will also be offered to the parents/guardians of children/ youth as well as community members in the form of psycho-educational presentations. This position also includes sexual abuse and intervention counselling. QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: ❖ A Master’s degree in a Health and Human Services related ﬁeld or an equivalent combination of education and experience. ❖ At least one year recent related experience ❖ Must demonstrate an understanding of theory, principles and evidence based practices in the ﬁeld ❖ Must have an ability to assess social, psychological, emotional and/or behavioral issues in children and youth ❖ Must have counseling experience with children and youth ❖ Must have knowledge of group process and facilitation techniques SALARY: Based on CSSEA Grid 18 CONDITIONS Valid BC Driver’s License OF WORK: Satisfactory Criminal Records Check HOURS OF WORK: Part time, 15 hrs/week START DATE: As soon as possible POSTING DATE: May 3, 2012 CLOSING DATE: Until ﬁlled HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter of interest and current resume outlining your skills and qualiﬁcations for the position and include the job posting number: Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 250-567-3939 Mail: Tyrell Arnold, Executive Director Nechako Valley Community Services Society Box 1249, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0
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LOCATION: Vanderhoof JOB SUMMARY: The Employment and Support Work Coordinator reports to the Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) Program Manager and plans, organizes and implements employment services in a variety of community-based settings designed to meet clients’ employment and support work needs. QUALIFICATIONS: ❖ Post-secondary training - Diploma or Certiﬁcate in a related Human/Social Service Field or the equivalent combination of eduction and experience ❖ A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a similar environment, including a minimum of three (3) years of supervisory or administrative experience ❖ Must have experience in using small power tools and chain saws EXPERIENCE: ❖ Must demonstrate a capacity to develop and implement employment and supported work plans for clients ❖ Must have an ability to develop business plans and promotional materials ❖ Must have good written, oral and interpersonal communication skills ❖ Demonstrate an aptitude to teach skills and work effectively with others ❖ Knowledge of theory, principles, and practices of working with a vulnerable population ❖ Possess good time management skills SALARY: Based on CSSEA Grid 11 CONDITIONS Valid BC Diver’s License (Class 5) OF WORK: Satisfactory Criminal Records Check Level 3 First Aid (or willing to complete within 3 months) Work in a stressful environment, dealing with individuals with special needs A high degree of physical labour is required HOURS OF WORK: Full Time START DATE: As soon as possible POSTING DATE: May 3, 2012 CLOSING DATE: Until ﬁlled HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter of interest and current resume outlining your skills and qualiﬁcations for the position and include the job posting number: Via email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 250-567-3939 Mail: Tyrell Arnold, Executive Director Nechako Valley Community Services Society Box 1249, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0
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AUCTION SALE SATURDAY MAY 12, 2012 JONI PANKO and the late DEREK PANKO 10:00 A.M. – PRINCE GEORGE, BC ON OFFER D6B CAT 1995 SAFARI 35’ MOTOR HOME – DIESEL, LOW MILEAGE SHOP EQUIPMENT – DRILL PRESS’S, LATHE’S, MILLING MACHINE, BAND SAW, TIRE CHANGER, FLOOR JACKS, LINCOLN WELDER WITH TRAILER. TOOLS – EXCELLENT ASSORTMENT SNAP ON & BLUE POINT TOOLS, SNAP ON TOOL BOXES, AIR TOOLS, DIE GRINDER, BITS. IRON – ASSORTED SIZES SQUARE TUBING LARGE ASSORTMENT OLDER AND ANTIQUE CAR PARTS DON’T MISS THIS AUCTION SALE TOP QUALITY SHOP EQUIPMENT AND TOOLS! VIEWING FRIDAY MAY 11TH FROM 2 – 5 P.M. FURTHER INFORMATION AND SALE DIRECTIONS VISIT pattersonsauction.ca or call - JONI 250-563-1630
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May 26, 2012 Saturday @ 10:00 am Topley, BC. @ Topley Garage, Hwy 16 & Junction Hwy 118 to Granisle VEHICLES Etc: 1988 Ford Motorhome (gas/propane), 20ft tandem axel car hauler trailer, 1956 GMC 6x6 Deuce & 1/2, miles tandem axle log trailer in good condition, 16 new 11R x 24.5 Continental truck tires, 2 sets new lightweight 24.5 single tire chains, set of Ford pickup mirrors, 3 sets new lightweight 24.5 triple tire chains, 4 16” hub caps, set 16” new tire chains, 86 Chevy repair quarter panels, camper jacks, RV water tank & pump, Suburban quarter panels, 4 small tires, 19 ft. KNC Cabin Cruiser w/ 6 cyl Mercury inboard tandem axel trailer 2, 9.9 Honda kicker, 21ft Fiber Form Cruiser, 250hp Mercury inboard w/ tandem axel trailer, 9.9 Honda 4 stroke long shaft outboard motor (10hrs), 1973 18’ West Wight sailboat w/ trailer. TOOL & EQUIPMENT: Miller gas Trailblazer 44G, Ingersoll Rand T-30 air compressor, Hotsy pressure washer, Ammco drum 7 rotor lathe, Snap-on tool Box, Beach tool boxes, Oxy Acetylene plate cutter, Clausing metal lathe & accessories, Delta drill press, 5hp military Briggs & Stratton, JD control valves & hydraulic pumps, Siou valve grinding machine, cable tugger, triangle reflector sets, electrical conduit, oxygen tank & gauge, 3000 gal Regal Enviro fuel double tank w/ 110 1/4hp fuel pump, nozzle, safety valve, complete on skids, 3000 gal water tank on skids - fits in back of dump truck, 500 gal RSF manufactured water tank for skidder, highway truck reflectors, electrical boxes, wooden snow shoes, Williams space heater, Coleman heater/oven, stove. CARPENTRY: Large selection of building materials, carpenters tools & lots of items for construction. Condition of Sale; Terms: Cash & Check with Identification, sorry no Credit Cards. Items are As Is condition ~ not responsible for accidents. Any question please contact:
Mike Steinebach @ (250) 694-3497 Cell (250) 692-6107 Or Egon Steinebach @ (250) 694-3319 Cell (250) 570-2055 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org & Website www.mikesauction.net BC LIVESTOCK is holding a ranch equipment auction Saturday May 12th 11A.M. @ The Johnson’s on Duck Range Rd. Pritchard. Equipment is showroom quality. Tractors, haying equipment, tools, tack, lots of good antiques. View Website at www.bclivestock.bc.ca F.M.I Call 250-573-3939
June 2, 2012 Saturday @ 10:00 am. Ft St James, BC. Hwy 16 & Junction Hwy 27. Drive into Ft St James, follow signs thru town, 4 km on Germanson North Road Sale Conducted on behalf of Mr. & Mrs. Bill Tuck & others. VEHICLES etc: 2 man self contained camp on skids, 8 liter BMW, 5 ton service truck, Bluebird 72 seat bus on factory propane, variety of late model Ford diesel trucks, 98 GMC 1/2 ton 4x4, 2 electric 3 wheel handicap carts, 5hp Craftsman roto tiller, 2 person go cart. 4 - 17” tires for Toyota pickup. MARINE: 16 ft. fiberglass boat, 70hp Johnson boat motor, boat trailer, 30 commercial prawn traps, 2 new Dawa halibut rods. TOOLS: Makita 5 & 8” grinders, Hitachi 8” grinders, impact tools 3/8”-1”, electric jack hammer, Hilti drills & hammer drills, air greaser & luber, 3/4 & 1” drive socket, 600 lb. torque wrench, 1 & 1 3/4” drive multiplier set, torque wrenches, air / brad nailers, 12.5 & 18v rechargeable drills, 3/8”-1/2” metric & standard socket sets, lg. slide hammer, cord & rechargeable hand power tools, 2 - 10” Rockwell miter saw, hydraulic 2 1/2” pipe bender w/ dies, tap & die sets, pipe stand & threader, wheel sockets & seal drivers, open & box end wrenches, 1-1 1/2, 2-3 & 6 ton com-a-longs. EQUIPMENT: 10x10x20 portable garage, 6000 lb. engine hoist on wheels, 2hp compressors, Hilti drills & hammer drills, 200 Lincoln gas welder, 1200 liter lube oil dispenser (full of 15/40 oil), roll away tool boxes, tire machine, bead blaster, air conditioner equip., 2 vac pumps, 10 & 20 ton porta power kit, quad jack, electric fuel pumps, double walled 100 gal used oil tank, Acetylene torches & hoses, 2 new shallow well pumps, sand blaster, 6 - 3 ton floor jacks, 2 - 3500 lb. transmission jacks, 5 gas powered water pumps, 2 - 6500 gensets (gas & electric start, low hrs.), new 3000 genset, 8 1/2hp wheeled Honda pressure washer, 3500psi pressure washer, 18hp 3500psi pressure steam cleaner, up to 2 1/2” metric & standard dies hydraulic hose press, Rockwell drill press, 2hp bench grinder, 4 industrial shop vacs, 3 pickup headache racks w/ side rails, 40# full forklift propane tanks, 4 warn winches, 2 - 99 channel ICom programmable radios w/ charger, helmets. SUPPLIES: Lg qty of brass, pipe & hydraulic fittings, new & used truck parts, trays of snap rings, o-rings, screws, rivets, keyways, side, rear & front windshield for Peterbuilt, alternator, starter, fan hubs, pulleys for Cummings motor, new cam shafts, auto & manual slacks, plastic air line fittings, cinches, wrappers & cable for logging trucks, metal cabinets & filing cabinets, bolt bins (full of bolts), lg qty truck parts back up, tail & head lights, wiring, log trailer parts, 8’6” axel, truck parts seals, drive lines, scale equip, bearings, brake shoes, drums, lowbed chains & cinches, body work equip, sanders, new spray & paint guns, welding rods, grinding discs HOUSEHOLD & MISC: 26 sheets of 3/4”-7’6” granite counter tops w/ 4” back splash. Consignments welcome! Approx. 2000 lot sale. If you would like to consign large farm / logging equip or vehicles please contact Mikes Auction. Please note that we cannot take any small items at this already large sale. Condition of Sale Terms: Cash & Check with Identification, sorry No Credit cards. Items are As Is Condition ~ Not responsible for accidents. There will be a Concession on site. Any question Please Contact:
Mike Steinebach @ (250) 694 - 3497 or Cell (250) 692-6107 or (250) 692 - 9752 Egon Steinebach @ (250) 694-3319 or Cell (250) 570- 2055 E-Mail: email@example.com & Website www.mikesauction.net
May 26, 2012 Saturday @ 10:00 a.m. Topley, BC. @ Topley Garage, Hwy 16 & Junction Hwy 118 to Granisle Sale Conducted on behalf of Henry Van Der Weil & others. Sale will start off with Horse & Tack, followed by Antiques and a large coin collection. VEHICLES etc: Yukon chainsaw sawmill, Okanogan 5th Wheel, 2005 Ford Freestar Sport 4.3, 4 door Mini van, 2008 Ford F250 super duty 4x4 super cab w/new tires & canopy, 2007 F350 super duty 4x4 crew cab diesel w/new tires & spray on bed liner, 1972 Triumph Spit Fire convertible, 2002 diesel 2.4 l Toyota Hilux Surt SSR-G right hand steering (38x15.5x15” tires), 1984 Yamaha Tri-Z ATV, 800 ATV w/ winch, BF Good wrench 265/70R/17” tires w/ Ford 8 bolt rims (2 sets), misc. used tires good shape, Johnson 10hp boat motor. TOOL & EQUIPMENT: New welding rods & grinding discs, Aw32 hydraulic oil, chain saws, Poulan 2150, Husky 2150, Husky 371xpg, Cantec 6.5 gas water pump CT200, Cantec CT80CLC air cooled diesel water pump, 2 & 12 ton hydraulic jacks, riveters, levels, new & used cordless drills & skill saws, Rona table saw, Geotop C20C Automatic level w/ 2 tripod stands, pressure washer gun kit, HD furniture trolly, Rockwell Beaver 10” bandsaw, Beaver table saw on stand, Lincoln wire feed welder, Ingersoll Rand upright 60 gal air compressor, Speedair air compressor, Coleman Powermate 2500, Honda CX34 11hp power unit, Makita grinders, rolling toolboxes, socket drives, torque wrenches, air tools, wrenches, 23 - 16x2x4 trusses. HOUSEHOLD: Solid oak table & chairs, loveseat, sectional sofa, bunk bed w/ mattresses, Maple bedroom suite, Pine end table, Citizen tv w/ dvd, coffee table w/ brass accents, 3 drawer dresser, table & chairs, lamps, zero clearance mantle electric fireplace, Kenmore washer & dryer, Igloo bar fridge, paintings, upright Kenmore freezer (new), hot/cold stainless steel 40 tray catering cart, hot water tank, Weider weight machine, fish smoker, Big Gar wood stove, Ivy Cabin wood cook stove, small 2 door wood stove, Techniflame pellet stove, pewter & brass items, violins & guitar, Memorex antique syling radio/cassette/CD player, many misc. household items, 8” computerized Colestoron telescope. ANTIQUES: Oil lanterns & lamps, antique table & chairs, Missionary desk, Oak sideboard, Mahogany mirrored dresser, cast iron kettles, Pine mirror & night stand, green marble top hall stand w/ barley twist legs, 40 yr. old never fired 30-30 Winchester Rifle Sioux Carbine (engraved). HORSES & TACK: Black/white Pinto mare, Blue Roan gelding, black QH gelding, saddles, headstalls, halters, breast collars, antique pack saddle, reins, foldable saddle racks, misc. other tack. COIN COLLECTION: Nice 150 lot coin collection, don’t miss it! Consignments welcome! This is an excellent sale and all Goods are in very good condition. For out of town buyers there is local restaurant & accommodations, please contact Whispering Pines Motel (250) 696-3353. Condition of sale terms: Cash & Check with Identification, sorry no Credit cards. Items are As Is Condition ~ Not responsible for accidents. There will be a Concession on Site. Any question Please Contact:
Mike Steinebach @ (250) 694-3497 Cell (250) 692-6107 or Egon Steinebach @ (250) 694-3319 Cell (250) 570-2055 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org & Website www.mikesauction.net Watch future papers for a complete listing
Merchandise for Sale
Gulf Islands CORTES ISLAND BC. Tranquility is yours for $309,500. 3 bedroom on 1.3 acres at Smelt Bay. Attached workshop. Sun deck. Fenced garden. Ocean peek. 604-789-2492.
18-wood windows, awnings, casements Good shape $20$50 each obo 1-6ft Patio door -$50 obo 4-3ft metal clad doors $40 each obo 2500 sq.ft of cream colored vinyl siding, corner molds, J.trim $75 takes it all Phone #250 570-9330
Heavy Duty Machinery 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 www.rtccontainer.com
Misc. for Sale Bird Cage for sale, suitable for larger bird,very nice $150.00 obo PH# 250 567-9190 or 570-1580
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. **HOME PHONE Reconnect** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid long distance specials! Feature package specials! Referral program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? STEEL BUILDING - Blowout sale! 20x26 $5,199. 25x28 $5,799. 30x42 $8,390. 32x56 $11,700. 40x50 $14,480. 47x76 $20,325. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.
Misc. Wanted Local Coin Collector buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold & Silver Coins. Call Chad 250-863-3082
Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent ABOVE THE REST!
Silvermill Apartments Secure quiet apartments from $540 per month
Large 2 Bdrm from
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250-567-4048 or 250-567-9080 BURRARD APARTMENTS. Two bdrm suites. No pets 250-567-9128
RIVERS EDGE APARTMENTS
Real Estate For Sale By Owner 5 BDRM HOME IN TELKWA FOR SALE
Looking for Roommate Available Immediately Full size house, in town. Everything supplied. I’m only home 1 day a week. Call Joel for more details. $450 Month 250-567-7560 evenings
Quiet, 1 bdrm units Ideal for Seniors Level Entrances Security Lighting Walking distance Downtown Paved Parking Includes fridge & stove Starting at $450/mth. (250)570-9161 or
Townhouses RENO’D 3/bdrm townhouses in family friendly complex. Close to downtown, schools & park. $650/mth. 250-567-4430
Recreational/Sale BIGFOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 Bigfoot Campers have arrived only at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-667-0024 www.rosmanrv.com
Grand Trunk Inn rooms for rent all utilities included, phone,cable,maid service and can check-in anytime of the month, starting at $600 per month Ph# 250 567-3188
Misc. for Sale
Misc. for Sale
ALL SILVER & GOLD COINS • Old Canadian Currency • Placer & Nugget gold Any amount, any condition.
Sex and the Kitty A single unspayed cat can produce 470,000 offspring in just seven years. Sadly, most of them end up abandoned at BC SPCA shelters or condemned to a grim life on the streets. Be responsible - don’t litter.
Creditors and others having claims against the Estate are hereby notiﬁed under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, Gregory John Piper c/o Heather Sadler Jenkins LLP, Attn: Roberta J. Stewart, 700550 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 2K1, on or before June 30, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.
Scrap Batteries Wanted We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288
NOTICE TO REMOVE PRIVATE LAND FROM WOODLOT LICENCE W Please be advised that Darrell E. Weaver is proposing to remove 230 hectares of private land from Woodlot Licence W1416, located in the vicinity of Nulki Lake, Tachic Lake. Inquiries/comments to this proposal must be submitted to Darrell E. Weaver, Box 2545, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 by May 30, 2012. Only written inquiries received by the above date will be responded to. Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting Darrell E. Weaver, 250-567-9668.
DISTRICT OF VANDERHOOF Request for Quotations 2012 Seal Coat Program Reference Number: 2012-06
Rooms for Rent
WANTED TO PURCHASE
Re: Estate of Michael James Piper, also known as Michael Piper, Deceased, formerly of 1705 Charlie Frontage Road, Pad #28, Fraser Lake, BC (the “Estate”)
Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at www.bcclassified.com
Scrap Car Removal
3200 sq ft, 4 bath, includes washer & dryer, fridge & stove, dishwasher hot tub, natural gas, contact 250-845-3315
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS
The District of Vanderhoof invites Quotations for: 2012 Seal Coat Program - Various Locations Request for Quotation Documents will be available during normal business hours at: DISTRICT OF VANDERHOOF 160 Connaught Street Box 900 Vanderhoof, B.C., V0J 3A0 Ph: (250) 567-4711 Fax: (250) 567-9169 or at www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca Request for Quotations are scheduled to close: Closing Time: Closing Date: Closing Location:
2:00 PM local time Thursday, May 31, 2012 Ofﬁce of the District of Vanderhoof 160 Connaught Street Vanderhoof, B.C., V0J 3A0 Ph: (250) 567-4711 Fax: (250) 567-9169
Direct all inquiries regarding this Request for Quotations to: Attention:
Paul R. Carver Superintendent of Public Works Phone: (250) 567-0669 Email: email@example.com
IMPORTANT NOTE: Quotations will only be accepted in sealed envelopes, with the project name and closing date/time clearly marked on the outside of the envelope. Quotations received after the closing date/time will be returned unopened to the Submitter. The District of Vanderhoof reserves the right to reject any and all Quotations. The lowest or any Quotation may not necessarily be accepted.
Omineca Express Wednesday, May 9, 2012
LAND ACT: NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CROWN LAND
NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BENJAMIN GIESBRECHT, Deceased Formerly of Vanderhoof, BC
All parties having claims against the said Estate are required to forward particulars of same to the law ﬁrm of WINGHAM LAW CORPORATION, Solicitor for the Personal Representative, at P.O. Box 1489, Vanderhoof, British Columbia, V0J 3A0, on or before the 15th day of June, 2012 after which date the claims ﬁled may be paid without reference to any claims of which the Personal Representative then has no knowledge.
Take notice that Taku Power Corp. of North Vancouver, BC has made application to the Province for a License of Occupation for Investigative and Monitoring purposes covering unsurveyed Crown land in the vicinity of Sinkut Mountain, Cariboo District situated on Provincial Crown land located in the vicinity of Sinkut Hills. The File No. assigned to the application is 7408749. Written comments about this application are to be directed to Tammy Anderson at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, 1044 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2L 5G4 or Tammy.Anderson@gov.bc.ca. The deadline for receiving comments is June 8, 2012. Additional information about the application (including map) can be obtained at the following website: http://www.arfd.gov. bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/viewpost.jsp?PostID=29505. A hard copy MAP showing the location and extent of the application area may be acquired by calling the land ofﬁcer named above at 250 565-6432. Be advised that any response to this notice will be provided to the public upon request. K
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Pam Berger Publisher 150 W. Columbia St Box 1007, Vanderhoof BC V0J 3A0
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Omineca Express
Brought to you by your MLA John Rustad
Pioneers Courageous Battles
Serving the communities of... Endako, Fraser Lake, Fort Fraser, Cluculz Lake, & Vanderhoof
Featuring the spirit of the local people Cody Karey from Fort St. James signs record deal which he said is a big deal for them to commit to the type of music he does and the shape of the music industry in the digital age. At four years old his mom remembers him telling her: “It’s an indication and a commitment which is pretty “The next time you sing Mommy, I wanna sing too.” cool as well,” he said. The deal also includes the possibility But even at four years old, Cody Karey didn’t just want of five more records, as long as the music hits some markto sing any old place, he told his mom he didn’t want to sing ers along the way. where she sang. She asked him where he wanted to sing With the power of David Foster behind him, Karey then. seems pretty confident something he will be able to make He told her he wanted to be on stage where she saw the something happen. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band perform. That was the CN Centre in “It’s hard to imagine not having some level of success, Prince George. it’s pretty exciting,” said Karey. “He’s seen himself on the big stage since the earliest After all the hard work to get a deal signed, Karey days,” recalled the ambitious singer’s mom, Stacey Karey. won’t be sitting back anytime soon, however. Well, Cody Karey apparently didn’t grow out of his am“First I want to start with making a really really great bitions, instead they grew with him. record with really really great material, honest stuff, real Since his four-year-old declaration, Karey, a 21-year-old stuff, great solid music and you know, just be able to get from Fort St. James, B.C., has gone on to perform with huge out there and perform it,” said Karey. stars and has performed at the Madison Square Gardens in His determination to keep improving is obvious, and New York. he said he is also focussing on becoming a better musician “That’s got to be right on top of my things, walking out and diversifying his skills. on stage and saying ‘Hello New York City’ at Madison “You know I play a little bit of everything but being Square Gardens, that was pretty cool,” said Karey. able to hone my skills to a certain level of expertise is reHe has gotten to share the stage with Michael Buble, ally important, especially in the type of music that I want Barbara Streisand, Cher, Donny Osmond, Paul Anka, and to do and that I’m really passionate about,” he said. “I’m a toured with David Foster and Friends. person that is always striving for more and always striving The timeline, while short from the outside, has been a bit for perfection.” of a grind for Karey, who left Fort St. James in September of “The sky’s the limit as far as I’m concerned.” 2008 to pursue his singing career in Vancouver after enterA record deal with Universal/Verve Records is a long ing a singing contest in Vancouver in August of 2007 which ways from starting out in Fort St. James singing at coffee got him connected with David Foster, the Canadian music houses, but when Karey tells people he’s from Fort St. industry icon. James, he said it always makes for a good story, and has “I was able to get out of the Fort a little bit and go and do given him a good grounding. some pretty incredible things and caught the bug from there “It was really a fantastic place to grow up as a kid and for sure,” explained Karey. have a childhood and to be able to sort of move on with a In the summer of 2008, he went to Toronto and was Twenty-one year-old Cody Karey from Fort St. James has toured with base of a) humility, and b) a really solid understanding of the finale number for an audience of 40,000 people for the David Foster and has now signed a recording deal with Universal/ community,” said Karey. opening of a new building at the Royal Ontario Museum. Verve Records. Photo submitted Now what exactly does Karey’s music sound like? He then went to Dallas, Texas for a private event and as limelight fairly quickly, when in reality, in the vast majority of cases, Well, it’s complicated. he listed his accomplishments, he became a little self-conan overnight success is ten years in the making,” he added. “I had someone describe it to me, once upon a time as the illescious of them and interrupted himself. His manager, Su Bailey, who “discovered” Karey when he was gitimate love child of Michael Buble and Josh Groban, so you can “I feel like I’m name-dropping in a huge way right now,” he 14 and a half years old, echoes this sentiment, and said she’s a firm maybe imagine what that would be like,” described Karey. “Sort of said. a sophisticated, orchestral pop if you will, mostly predominantly big But his mom was not so reluctant to name names, and said he believer “it takes 10 years to be an overnight success.” But Karey, while only 21, has been working towards where he is ballads, pop classical sort of piano tunes.” performed at Farah Fawcett’s funeral service and Mohammed Ali’s for a long time. Not your average musical act, and definitely not something you 70th birthday party. “The good news for me is I’m six years down that road already.” would normally see in Fort St. James, but he obviously loves what he She describes him as a really humble kid, but when I speak to him And where he is right now is just having signed a record deal with does and is making a go of it. on the phone, Karey comes across as very articulate and confident, “Realistically I’ve got an opportunity right now where I can kind something he likely has learned in the years of performing and self- Universal/Verve Records. The deal means Universal/Verve will now begin putting their pro- of get to a place in my life where I can take my passion and turn it promotion he’s put into his career to date. into something that I can make a living by.” “It was a lot of work there for awhile,” he recalled. “A lot of people motional machine behind Karey. The company has committed to doing a record with Karey, Not bad for 21 years old. have this vision of people going from relative obscurity and into the Ruth Lloyd
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Published on May 9, 2012