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(L-R) Mayor Luke Strimbold said that Burns Lake should be proud to have the volunteers and sponsors who made Minerals North 2012 such an outstanding success. He said, “As a community we are working at diversifying our economy and as a result of this event our businesses, residents, and local college had a chance to network and explore their opportunities in the growing industry of mining. This event also promoted our airport, new hospital, multi use facility expansion, and downtown revitalization. We believe in ‘live here, work anywhere.’ Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Pat Bell arrived in Burns Lake last week to make a brief speech at the Minerals North 2012 conference. The future is bright for the province of B.C. according to Bell. With the newly innovated plans his cabinet has been working on, he sees B.C. prospering within the next few years. He congratulated Burns Lake and Mayor Strimbold for hosting such a wonderful event and forging ahead after the tragedy that occurred at Babine Forest Products on Jan. 28, 2012. More pictures on page 8 and 17.

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REBECCA BILLARD After more than a year long investigation into the homicide of Southside teen Chassidy Charlie, RCMP have made an arrest. RCMP North District media relations officer, Cst. Lesley Smith said, "The North District Major Crime Unit, with the assistance of the Burns Lake RCMP, have arrested a 17 year old male for second degree murder." Charlie was found deceased in her home on Jan. 26, 2011 and following a Jan. 31, 2011 autopsy, a homicide investigation was launched.

CHASSIDY CHARLIE RCMP concluded a full examination of the scene and released the property late in the day on Jan. 31, 2011. Resources including forensic specialists were brought in to help investigate. Since that time RCMP have conducted an exhaustive investiga-

tion which has led to the arrest of the Burns Lake male. According to Cst. Smith, the male was known to Charlie. “The North District Major Crime Unit appreciate the assistance of the Burns Lake community and the Cheslatta Carrier Nation for their patience and assistance during this investigation," says Cpl. John Grierson of the North District Major Crime Unit. “We recognize that this tragedy affected the entire community and we hope that this arrest can bring some peace to the families and friends who knew Chassidy Charlie,” he said. The Smithers Regional Crown Counsel office has approved a charge of second degree murder against the youth, who cannot be identified under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. A court date has yet to be determined.

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WorkSafe BC report points to multiple clean up orders REBECCA BILLARD Decker Lake Forest Products was recently issued with a number of inspection orders by WorkSafe B.C. that required further action be taken. The orders were included in a WorkSafe B.C. report following the inspections of sawmills that took place

after the Babine Forest Products tragedy occurred earlier this year. The inspections were carried out before the Lakeland Mill tragedy occurred on April 23, 2012. WorkSafe B.C. officers inspected 36 sawmills in the region and from that, a total of 59 inspection reports were issued, 23 of which included orders requiring further action to be taken. WorkSafe B.C. officers have the authority to issue occupational health and safety orders under the Workers Compensation Act directing various actions be taken to comply with regulations. Officers may also impose administrative

penalties against employers for violations. According to the report, inspecting officers visited Decker Lake Forest Products on Jan. 31 2012, to assess compliance with the Workers Compensation Act and Occupation Health and Safety regulations. They toured the sawmill site and indicated the need for installing or updating safe guards throughout the sawmill. According to the report, Hampton Affiliates, the owner of Decker Lake Forest Products, was aware that more work was required in the basement area of the sawmill and said that an additional work plan for safe guarding initiatives

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Stay of proceedings in RCMP and Redwood trial

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(L-R) Nathan, Pamela and Vincent Redwood appeared in Burns Lake Provincial Court several times during the drawn out court case.

Burns Lake trial winds up after three years

The incident dates back to a June 28, 2009, altercation at a Tintagel rest stop which resulted in the Burns Lake RCMP tasering of Nathan and the arrests of Nathan, Vincent and Pamela. The incident began at approximately 1 a.m. at the rest stop. Nathan, Vincent and Pamela, along with friends Joshua Elliot, Danielle Smith, Carolyn Higgenson and Lindsay Reid were reportedly parked in a truck when RCMP arrived and noticed Nathan urinating behind the truck. From there things escalated and resulted in the arrest and tasering of Nathan, as well as the arrests of Pamela, Vincent and Joshua. At the time of his arrest Nathan alleged that the arresting officers did not act within lawful limits in a number of instanc-

es and he alleged that statements the RCMP members made about the incident did not coincide with the events as he witnessed them. Redwood also alleged that he was not chartered and warned until 3:41 a.m., hours after being placed in the cells at the Burns Lake RCMP detachment. "I had no idea why I was being arrested and held in cells," he said. Conflicting statements were also given by Burns Lake RCMP members; Cpl. Rod Hrehirchuck, Cst. Layne Morris and Auxiliary Cst. Peters, as well as Redwood and his friends as the events of the evening and to why and how many times Nathan was tasered. After the incident Nathan spoke with Lakes District News and said, "There was no freeze, no anything, just the

taser." He alleged he was tasered two times in the back and hit across the back of the head with an officers baton, the second tasering when

he was on the ground in pain followed by the blow to the head. An investigation of the incident ensued following complaints by Nathan about the inci-

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REBECCA BILLARD After three years of trial postponements, a stay of proceedings has halted further legal process in the trial between the Burns Lake RCMP and Nathan Redwood, his wife Pamela [Ketlo] and his brother Vincent Redwood. According to court documents, Burns Lake special Cst. Lori White directed the clerk of the court to enter a stay of proceedings on March 26, 2012. Nathan said to Lakes District News, "This trial went on for three years and all of a sudden it was dropped. It was postponed so many times, mostly because it was hard to get so many people together and so it was put off and put off." He said the incident caused his family a lot of stress and cost them about $10,000 in legal and travel fees. "At the time I was working at Fort McMurray so I had to travel back to Burns Lake for court dates ... I think I have aged 10 years from all of this," he said.

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Burns Lake at its best The 2012 Minerals North Conference was a golden opportunity for Burns Lake and the Lakes District to shine and from all accounts the community did just that. Approximately 400 delegates rolled into town last week to attend the conference and, combined with a broad spectrum of First Nations, local and provincial government leaders, community members and local business representatives, the conference launched Burns Lake to the forefront of the mining and exploration sector for three days. While the 2012 Minerals North Conference spanned just three days, it took nearly a full year and hundreds of volunteer hours to bring it all together. Without these volunteers the success of the conference would not have been as great. It was just amazing to see that a small community like Burns Lake could successfully put on such a spectacular event. Comments have been rolling in and it has been said that Burns Lake has put on a better, or just as good Minerals North Conference as some of the bigger centres who have held the conference in the past. That is very commendable to all the people who helped out - with smaller resources and the handful of people who stepped forward to organize this event, it shows that

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Burns Lake may be a small town, but we can still shine as bright as the big guys. Not only did all the volunteers do a great job but the community as a whole did well with welcoming signs in their businesses and windows were painted up with mining scenes acknowledging the event. Despite huge obstacles, such as not enough accommodations in the local area, the community pulled through opening up their homes to those delegates who couldn’t find a hotel room. Holding such a large event in Burns Lake demonstrates to the mining industry representatives that there is a good supply of small businesses and skilled labour in the Lakes District. It was so nice to see community members all pull together to make this Minerals North Conference one that certainly won’t be forgotten. The goal of Minerals North are to establish contacts and build working relationships and hold a dialogue on the impacts and benefits of mining. All this was achieved and more. It was also nice to see that students of the College of New Caledonia and local elementary schools were involved in the conference and participated in fun events. Minerals North 2013 is set to be held in Terrace next year and I think the Terrace planning committee have some big shoes to fill, thanks to Burns Lake’s hard working local volunteers. A job well done by all who volunteered their time and helped showcase Burns Lake at its best.

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With ongoing pipeline and oil tanker skirmishes, and a hot summer for mining and logging still to come, the green war in B.C. shows no signs of slowing down. Things are already hot in the Fraser Valley, where the federal government’s change to the definition of fish habitat has opened a new front on the farms. Farmers briefly got into the public discussion by hauling a couple of cute calves into downtown Vancouver and staging a television-friendly demo in front of the federal fisheries office. They have been saying for decades that imposing salmon stream regulations on drainage ditches around their fields is impractical. Fraser Valley Conservative MPs Randy Kamp and Mark Strahl even had the nerve to meet with local mayors to hear their concerns about B.C.’s most productive farmland, without inviting self-appointed ‘activists.’ Arrayed against them is an environmental lobby whose deep green wing was defined by Marvin Rosenau, a former provincial biologist who now teaches ‘fish, wildlife and recreation technology’ at BCIT. “Mark Strahl is leading the charge of eco-fascists intent on making the last dime off the backs of the last remnants of an absolutely spectacular ecosystem,” Rosenau told the Chilliwack Progress. “A massive and productive floodplain of fish and aquatic values … has been drained, ditched, tiled and laser-leveled for agricultural profit.” The same could be said for the broad fields of Richmond and Pitt Polder farms North of the Fraser, a wetland diked and drained by Dutch settlers after World War II. Farms are “industrializing the landscape,” said Rosenau, who stopped short of calling for them all to be shut down. At the provincial level we have a new Animal Health Act, which threatens heavy fines or even jail time for prematurely leaking reports of serious animal disease outbreaks.

This was also portrayed as a jack-booted sellout of the public’s right to know, putting the business interests of land and ocean farms ahead of public safety. Here’s what’s really happening. As is generally the case with meat inspection and livestock issues, the federal government is imposing rules on provinces in the wake of avian flu and mad cow outbreaks. Canadian beef was banned in 30 countries after a single infected cow was identified in Alberta in 2003. B.C. Agriculture Minister Don McRae assures me this legislation will not result in reporters or environmental activists being thrown in jail for telling the public about sick animals. They and the farmers themselves can say all they want, once infections are confirmed and quarantines established. McRae and Paul Kitching, B.C.’s chief veterinarian, pleaded for the public to understand that any farm reporting system must rely on voluntary compliance by farmers. When the B.C. government took the advice of B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Denham and began releasing fish farm inspection data in 2010, the operators stopped providing samples voluntarily. The fish farmers’ position was that you can have a co-operative system of farm inspections or one that’s imposed, but not both. Imposing inspections on land farms across B.C.’s vast area is even less practical. Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein famously observed that the next rancher to find a possible mad cow should have shot, shoveled and shut up rather than file a report and devastate the industry. Denham, the NDP and others appear to operate under an assumption that there should be sufficient government resources to sample and inspect every farm across B.C. for reportable contagious illnesses. This is similar to the fashionable notion that we should have enough park rangers to guard every cedar tree. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca

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WorkSafe B.C. report focuses on wood dust REBECCA BILLARD

small dust explosion has the potential to quickly lead to a larger one. An initial fire starts when an ignition source contacts dust build up, leading to a fire and small explosion. The shock from this explosion will knock dust off elevated surfaces and the newly airborne, fine dry dust ignites, resulting in an expanding fireball. The smaller the dust particles are, the less energy they take to ignite. If dust clouds are ignited within confined areas, such as buildings or equipment, dangerous pressures can be generated leading to a catastrophic explosion. According to a report issued by the Occupational Health Administrator in the U.S. in October 2009, there has been approximately 280 dust explosions and fires at industrial sites across North America in the past 20 years. Those accidents caused 130 fatalities and approximately 780 injuries. The WorkSafe B.C. investigation into the cause of both the Babine Forest Products and Lakeland Mill tragedies is continuing, with evidence from the sites now sent to three expert labs in the U.S. for testing. As reported in the Lakes District News edition of May 9, 2012, WorkSafe B.C.'s senior vice president Roberta Ellis said that while wood dust was being investigated as a fuel source, other fuel sources such as natural gas and propane are also being investigated. A natural gas pipe and valve were seized from the Babine Forest Products site for further testing along with two propane tanks and wood dust samples.

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Wood dust from pine beetle killed timber is just one of the factors being investigated in the Babine Forest Products and Lakeland Mill tragedies, however this month, WorkSafe B.C. released a 395 page report solely focussed on safely dealing with workplace wood dust accumulation. The report zeros in on the best practices to deal with wood dust build up and details housekeeping standards, equipment to combat wood dust and includes examples of current industry practices from several sawmills. The explosions in Burns Lake and Prince George sawmills prompted a series of follow up actions by industry and government and according to WorkSafe B.C., one key step is to focus on industry practices for wood dust. WorkSafe B.C. advises minimizing the use of compressed air for clean up as airborne wood dust can explode when coming into contact with any potential ignition sources. The report also notes that wood dust, will most likely be found in areas that requires sawmill clean up crews to work at heights, including attics, conduit and pipe racks, cable trays and on top of equip-

ment. Ventilation systems should also be regularly assessed for dust build up. WorkSafe B.C. say there is five elements necessary to initiate a dust explosion; combustible dust, an ignition source, oxygen, dispersion of dust particles and confinement of the dust cloud. If one of the five elements is missing, an explosion cannot occur. Typical ignition sources in sawmills include electrical equipment, static electricity, hot work such as welding or flame cutting, Hilti guns, lighting, metal tools, smoking or open flames and compressors. According to Interfor [International Forest Products] many of the dust control measures undertaken in sawmills have limitations. Water misters and sprinklers on log decks are limited to seasonal use due to water freezing issues in winter, roof and wall fans are ineffective in large areas, blow downs are a slow and labour intensive process that doesn't remove dust, but rather moves it to lower levels and also increases atmospheric dust and dust collection systems require a capital investments and are not an absolute fix to the problem. Weyerhaeuser, one of the largest paper and pulp companies in the world, report their best practices for housekeeping is to limit dust build up to one-eighth of an inch or less and they use cleaning methods like water washing using wet rags and employing contractors that specialize in industrial vacuums that do not generate dust clouds. A combustible dust explosion scenario included in the report notes that even a

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Editor: In the May 9, 2012 edition of the Lakes District News in the editorial, you stated, “it’s not a turf war, it’s simply expanding community services...” suggesting you believe competition is good. Then you toss off a disparaging comment about the new health clinic. The clinic is the competition we believe is needed to improve the health care situation here. There is no doubt that

the community has not had an adequate number of doctors for almost five years. Members of our society felt that the best way to address this lack was to vigorously recruit new physicians. Last year, in interviews with physicians leaving our community, we were told that several issues had been pivotal in their decision to leave. They wanted a modern, clean working environment and several

had worked in paperless clinics. They needed a healthier work-life balance, so they could enjoy the Lakes District and spend time with their families and they wanted a positive working relationship with Northern Health. We approached the present medical clinic staff and asked about working together to make the changes to improve recruitment and retention of physicians. We presented differ-

ent options on at least three occasions and were turned down each time. The present situation is not working, nor will it allow for the kind of growth we want to see in our district. We are in contact with Northern Health on a weekly basis and have their full support, including a letter of support for our clinic. We have 25 letters of support from community members and businesses in Burns Lake.

We also have one from our MLA, John Rustad. We have received a substantial donation to our society from a local group and are working with Community Futures Nadina, so it would appear that all these people believe it is time for a new approach. We want to have a family practice with a pleasant clinic environment and a resident doctor who can provide continuity of care. Profits from our clin-

ic will be put back into the clinic for the benefit of our community. We are the one group that does not have a hidden agenda at the table. We simply want to provide better health care for the community. It is my hope that this will clear the air about what is going on with the Lakes Community Clinic. I am always happy to answer any questions regarding our project. Sincerely, Paula Van Tine

Write to the Editor! Letters should be brief and to the point, with a maximum of 300 words. We reserve the right to withhold from print any letters which may be libelous, racist or sexist, and may edit for brevity and clarity. Letters MUST include the signature of the letter writer, a mailing address and a phone number. Only the name will be reproduced in the newspaper. Send letters to: The Editor, Lakes District News, Box 309, Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0. Fax to 250-692-3685 or email to newsroom@ ldnews.net

Burns Lake’s watersheds are all at risk Editor: Most local residents know that the path of the proposed twin Enbridge Northern Gateway pipelines crosses the ecologically sensitive, wildfowl rich narrows between Burns and Decker Lakes.

A pipeline rupture there could coat the shores of both of these lakes with an oily mess. The proposed pipeline path also crosses the watershed of Saul Creek, the lovely little stream that flows through the middle of our village. A

Nice entrance signs Editor: I just wanted to say 'Nice job' to whoever was involved in building and placing the Village of Burns Lake entrance sign at the South end of the

village, just across the bridge on Gerow Island. The sign looks great. Sincerely, Kristi Rensby

burst pipeline in that section would send a flow of acidic, caustic, toxic, carcinogenic, chemically diluted sludge into the marshes and the beaver pond of the Rod Reid trail area and then on down the creek through the village. Cleanup in the narrow, steep sided gully would be virtually impossible, so there the witches brew would sit for decades to come, slowly dispersing toxins and carcinogens across the village from right within its heart. Not exactly a thoughtful, caring plan on Enbridge’s part. If the pipeline is built as planned, Burns Lake will be exposed to far

greater risk than other inland communities along its path. The fact that our local elected officials have not yet joined most of their regional peers in expressing grave concerns about the project leaves me, to put it charitably, somewhat puzzled. When our mill burnt down there was an outpouring of goodwill from our neighbours across the North. It would be a shame to piddle that away now by opposing them on the pipeline issue. Particularly when the issue of timber rights is brewing. Walt van der Kamp

VIEWPOINT BY HUGH NEAVE

May day is coming back to Francois Lake hall next year

It was a busy time for the May long weekend. The Friday and Saturday to start of the holiday were busy and I mean busy. Both days there were overloaded ferries and this doesn’t happen very often. There were lineups with traffic past the store. Campers, boats, trailers, motor homes and lots of big trucks. This has proved very popular. All the resorts were full. This was also the opening weekend for the Wagon Wheel drive-in and were they busy. On Saturday they served 97 milkshakes, almost a record. There were also some beautiful big boats going across on the ferry. We are all very for-

tunate to have so many beautiful lakes in our area for fishing and boating and of course picnicking. That’s why we must preserve and care for our lakes for our coming generation. The Mayday holiday weekend has changed a great deal to what it used to be as I’m going to go back over 50 years. This was a great day for us here at the landing. Every year for many years we would have a big parade starting from the ferry dock and up the main road to the hall. The R.C.M.P. would lead the parade. As a rule there would be a big float with the May Queen and her attendants and then there would be horses, cars all fixed up with flags etc., then everyone would meet at the hall. The queen and her attendants would go through the crowning and as a rule our member would do the honours. Then move into the hall for the May pole

dancing and as a rule there would be some entertainment on the stage. Every year there would be a new queen. Doris Jeffrey (Loveseth) was the first May queen. As it was the first celebration they used our buggy with our driving horse. I still have the picture with Neil Kelly leading the horse. Folks came from all over, even as far a Forestdale. Most of the May queens that took part are now moms and grandmothers but they are looking forward to see their young folks enjoy the great time they all enjoyed so much. The good news is and this was brought up at the last rec. meeting, they are going to bring this all back, May queen, May pole dancing, and just a good old fashioned sports day. This of course will be next year and of course folks are already look forward to it. Richard Cannon is spearheading the whole thing with

help from the members. Nice Surprise It was a pleasant surprise last week to have my grandson Capt. Seth Hunter and his companion Sgt. Angela Steele. They are stationed in Prince George. The visit was short but sure nice to have them visit me. Another pleasant surprise also dropped in last week. Steve and Sharon (McQueen) Carpenter from Merritt dropped in. Sharon, her sister Lois and her brother Bobby stayed with their grandparents Wally and Verna Jeffrey. They attended the Francois Lake school for three years. This was back in the 60s. They were both Mayday queens for the sports day. Steve is Lucky Carpenters son and they ranched in Cheslatta from 1964 to 1972. Steve’s uncle was Herb Carpenter. Herb was also a very good friend of ours for many years. We missed them when they left. Sharon left me her address if any of her

old friends would care to contact her. Birds I still have my bird feeder out and there are lots of birds still coming in. One pair of pretty yellow birds and a pair of doves. They are gray in colour. We had them on the prairie ad we called them mourning doves for want of a better name. One thing I have noticed all the little birds are afraid of them and keep away. I wonder why? Celebration of life On Wednesday afternoon there was a celebration of life for the late Bill Harrison held at the First Mennonite Church in Burns Lake with Donna Harrison officiation. Many of Bill’s family were there and many of his friends and neighbours were also there to pay their last respects to Bill. If there ever was a man who was well known it was Bill Harrison. Although he travelled a lot he always made the Lakes District his home.

All the Harrison family are all a part of this well known pioneer family who made their home on Ootsa Lake for many many years. Yes Bill you will be missed. Pinnacle Pellet I will be waiting to see what Rebecca will come up with regarding this smoke issue that I wrote about last week. I think that Pinnacle Pellet is trying to pull our leg so to speak, trying to say it’s steam not smoke. Missing phone I always seem to have a problem with my portable phone. I keep losing it or should I say misplacing it. Today is one of those days. If and when I do locate it I think I will tie a string to it and tie it around my neck. I hope it hasn’t fallen out of my pocket. Going back This was in the mid 40s and I was just started in the taxi business. Weekends were my busy times. I was driving by the old hotel before it burnt and I noticed quite a crowd and some music

going on, in fact the fiddler was just tuning so I stopped to listen. The fiddler was Champlaine and he was a teamster for some logging outfit west of town. Everyone called him Champlaine and he was no doubt French Canadian. There was a walkway into the hotel and folks were sitting on the rail listening to him and what a fiddler he was. You name it he played it, outstanding music. Also taking part singing was a young First Nations man who was an albino and blind. He played his guitar backwards to the regular. He came from Ft. St. James. He was wonderful how he could sing and play. These two kept the folks entertained all afternoon. I wonder how many remember them. They played outside the hotel on and off during the summer. Remember God always loves you and so do I. I can’t find my phone, yet just gone and disappeared. I won’t miss it as it’s a nuisance most of the time.


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Notice of non compliance issued to DLFP From page 2 ... was to be developed for the planer mill, the sorter and other areas of the sawmill. The sawmill’s housekeeping duties involved two people working eight hours per day, five days a week in the sawmill and one person working the same shift in the planer mill. No buildup of wood dust was noted on the upper floor of the sawmill however a build up of wood dust was evident under conveyors and spools, under stairs, on electrical switches and around electrical motors in the basement area of both the sawmill and planer. WorkSafe B.C. noted that the wood dust build up was in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. If combustible dust collects in a building or structure, or on machinery or equipment it must be safely removed before any wood dust accumulation causes a fire or an explosion. A corrective order was issued. On March 8, 2012 following a fire occurred at the sawmill two days prior, where two workers were treated on site for mild smoke inhalation WorkSafe B.C. officers again inspected the sawmill. Following the incident, WorkSafe B.C. required Hampton Affiliates to complete an investigation into the incident and provide a copy of the investigation report including an analysis of their emergency response and evacuation system, fire protection system and fire fighting efforts. No order was written following this inspection, however on March 21, 2012, inspecting officers paid another visit to the sawmill for a follow up inspection. A WorkSafe B.C. report noted that following the Jan. 31, 2012 visit, Hampton Af-

filiates had said their efforts the inspecting officer noted were focussed on increased that the amount of dust on the housekeeping and safe guard- floor, beams and equipment is ing throughout the sawmill. evidence that the room had not The company had indicated to been cleaned recently. WorkSafe B.C., via a January “This inspection was com2012 email that a guarding as- pleted mid day and the sawmill sessment would be completed has only been running for four in the planer in January 2012 hours ... this order is not comand that the issues would be plied with and this is a contracorrected late January, or early vention of the Occupational February.” Health and Safety Act.” However the investigating Hampton Affiliates were officer said in a follow up re- subsequently ordered to subport, “During this inspection, I mit a compliance plan by April did not note any new guarding 30, 2012 to WorkSafe B.C. to and examples of inadequate address the safe guarding and or no guarding were plainly dust control deficiencies in evident around the planer. No both the planer and sawmill. safe guarding was noted at Donna Freeman, director the waste conveyer under the of media relations for Workplaner trim saws, unguarded Safe B.C. said a notice of non drive sprockets and chains compliance was submitted by and inadequate safeguarding Hampton Affiliates on April was noted under the planer in 30, 2012. feed area and unguarded drag “The notice of non compliconveyers and tail spools were ance details actions taken by also noted.” the employer to address issues Housekeeping issues that related to safe guarding, housewere previously noted by keeping, and corrective action WorkSafe B.C. officers were related to a fire in the planer. also unchanged according to The information contained in the report. the notice demonstrated rea“The employer [Hampton sonable progress toward adAffiliates] reported plans to dressing the safe guarding and improve sawdust collection housekeeping deficiencies at and removal in the sawmill. Decker Lake Forest Products,” We inspected areas of the plan- she said. er mill and the basement of the A follow up inspection of sawmill and the sawdust con- housekeeping measures was ditions found during this in- conducted at the sawmill on spection appeared unchanged May 1, 2012. “Improvements from the previous inspection in the overall housekeeping conducted on Jan. 21, 2012. and reduction in combustible This order is in continued non wood dust were noted, with compliance.” some exceptions. The emIt was noted that a door lead- ployer took immediate action ing to the conveyor drop out chute MLS# N217795 • 100 Acres was identified • Basic Cabin with a hand drawn sign reading, “This room must be cleaned daily. Daily Clean. Fire Hazard,’ however

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Minerals North conference showcases Burns Lake at its best

Part of Thursday night’s entertainment was the local band Flaming Pie. The crowd enjoyed music from the Beetles era.

Chief Albert Gerow welcomed all delegates to the conference and also had the crowd chuckling with his wit and humour. Other pictures on the page included various tradeshow participants and visitors.

The Terrace Economic Development Authority was on hand to welcome everyone to Minerals North 2013 which will be held in Terrace. It will be the 25 year of the conference. Along with their welcome came an announcement that Vanderhoof will host the 2014 Minerals North.

Mayor Luke Strimbold draws the winning name for the gold nugget. After six tries of picking people’s names who were not present for the draw, lucky Lori Needham won the gold nugget. Could have been winners were Bob Gammer, Lisa Krause, Grant Creuzot, Laurence Thomson and Ian Chang.

Wednesday night’s entertainment Ed Peekeekoot from Crofton, B.C. wowed the crowd with his many talents. Peekeekoot played a wide variety of instruments from guitar, banjo and flute. He did an award winning one person dueling banjos along with singing many songs through out the evening.


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Local questions fairness of RCMP investigation From page 3 ... because the RCMP had investigated the conduct of themselves to determine an outcome and subsequently the incident wound up in court. He recently said to Lakes District News, "I want people to know that bullying and talking down to people is not in an RCMP officer's job description.” “Is pushing people to react part of their training? I obeyed all of their verbal instructions that night, but it was just a bullying session with weapons on hand. My wife was thrown in jail for the night and at that time we had a new baby ... just three months old, at home. I am glad that this is all over because now my family can carry on with our lives, but what about any consequences for them? What about any recognition about what they did? I was tasered twice in the back and with tasers there is no recording of how many times they were shot,” he said. “Police are not being monitored on the way

they are treating people," Redwood added. According to court documents Pamela and Vincent were charged with one count of assaulting a police officer, Nathan was charged with two counts of assaulting police officers, Nathan was charged with mischief in relation to property, the value not exceeding $5,000 and Vincent and Pamela were charged with resisting arrest. Nathan said to Lakes District News that he is not going to pursue his allegations further with a civil lawsuit. "This has been too stressful, but I do want people to know that officers shouldn't treat people this way. There does need to be some consequences for them," he said. Lakes District News asked Burns Lake RCMP why there was a stay of proceedings entered and was told that a Freedom of Information request would have to be submitted under the Freedom Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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New Department of Spiritual Care Program The Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre and Pines Complex Care are celebrating the new Department of Spiritual Care Program under the direction of Chaplain Ed Peters. Ed brings to this position a variety of experiences and education. Over the last twenty years he has served as pastor in three different communities including Burns Lake. In 2001, Ed graduated with a Master of Arts from Providence Theological Seminary. We welcome Ed back to our community and look forward to working with him as we move forward with this holistic approach to healthcare… The Joint Commission of the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations ( JCAHO, 1998) makes clear, “Patients have a fundamental right to considerate care that safeguards their personal dignity and respects their cultural, psychosocial, and spiritual values” The Department of Spiritual Care fills an integral role in the health care team. This new team will consist of a professional chaplain as well as trained Hospice volunteers who are available to offer assistance and support. For more information you can contact Ed Peters @ 250-692-2448. Marie Hunter, Site Manager Lakes District Hospital & Health Center

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Featuring the spirit of the local people Tweedsmuir Cavaliers Saddle Club looking to boost membership Tweedsmuir Saddle Club members hold a work bee to spruce up club grounds REBECCA BILLARD Members of Burns Lake’s Tweedsmuir Cavaliers Saddle Club are hoping to boost interest in the club this year. The club was established in 1967 and currently has 13 members. Over the years the club has hosted a wealth of events including Canadian Equestrian Federation (now Equine Canada) sponsored shows, schooling shows, 4-H shows, Pony Club rallies, weekly riding lessons, summer horse camps, training sessions, competitive trail rides, poker rides, and even cowboy polo.

According to club member Kristi Rensby, a few of the club’s nine lifetime members have now retired due to individual circumstances. “With the loss of these long time supporters, the current members decided to see if we could get some more interest going in the club if we made the grounds more user friendly and initiated some more programming,” she said. Club members organized a work bee last week in a bid to tidy up the club’s Eagle Creek grounds and to see what other work needs to be done at the site. “We would like to look at putting in some overnight facilities, such

as some safe paddocks with shelters and the announcer’s booth has gotten really rundown, so it needs some repairs or possibly replacement,” Rensby said. Last year, a very small group of Tweedsmuir Cavaliers Saddle Club members put on a poker ride and a gymkhana. According to Rensby, the Junior Saddle Club is still active with two summer camps as well as weekly lessons. “I believe these events are being planned again this year and there is talk of putting on a horse show in conjunction with the Lakes District Fall Fair and Music Festival in 2013,” she said.

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Club members held a work bee last week in a bid to attract some new members. Rensby explained that then other people don’t lot to offer those eques- to ride, to the avid comwhile there is a horse see any reason to join trians, they themselves petitor and to everyone may have a lot to offer in between who just show being planned for again.” the Lakes District Fall Rensby also feels that the club such as mentor- loves to ride.” Fair and Music Festi- the current facility has ing beginners and sharThe Tweedsmuir Cavval this year, it is being lacked stables and as ing knowledge with the aliers Saddle Club has organized by another such wasn’t always the less experienced riders,” a nice facility, with a saddle club. best choice for hold- she said. huge outdoor arena and “I think with more ing larger events over a Club members would a private setting, a small involvement, the club number of days. like to see it return to but dedicated group of could once again pro“Another considerits former status as ‘the enthusiastic horse peovide more events and ation is that a lot of place to go’ for people ple and a long history entertainment for the people are very special- in the Lakes District that Rensby said, would ized in their riding dislocal horse people.” who love to ride horses. be a shame to let go to Rensby said there ciplines such as reining, “The Tweedsmuir waste. has been a drop off in cutting, barrel racing To find out more, Cavaliers Saddle Club membership over the and jumping and speor to join the club, has offered so much over years. “I am not 100 per cialized equestrians ofcall Brenda at 250-698the years and I think it cent certain why, but I ten have to travel long 7720 or email her at can continue to do that distances to attend apthink volunteers just get tired and burn out and propriate events, both for everyone, from the sunchild40@gmail.com as they stop doing stuff for training and for horse crazy teenager, to or call Bernice at 250with the club, the events competition. Although the mom who wants her 698-7615 or email gbstop getting offered, so the club may not have a small children to learn hart@xplornet.com.

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Human remains exposed on Cheslatta Lake shoreline Return of the Spirits ceremony to take place today CONTRIBUTED What appear to be more human remains were exposed last week, for the second time this year at a cemetery along the shoreline of Cheslatta Lake due to the high water releases in the Nechako Reservoir. The distressing discovery reinforces the significance of a ceremony being hosted this week by the Cheslatta Carrier Nation to honour the memory of over 60 ancestors whose graves have washed into Che-

slatta Lake since 1952 due to releases at the Skins Lake spillway. The ceremony, called ‘The Return of the Spirits’ will be open to the public and will take place at Scatchola Village on Cheslatta Lake. Two Catholic priests will bless the remaining graves and will re-consecrate three cemeteries and Cheslatta Lake itself as an official cemetery. The Catholic Church originally consecrated Cheslatta Lake as a cemetery in 1993. The ceremony, starting today at noon will include a procession, the Louie family singers, drumming and the Cheslatta youth reading the names of their ancestors who are buried or are missing in the waters of Cheslatta Lake.

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ANDREW HUDSON Changes at Canfor's Houston sawmill will boost the mill's output, but the move will cost logging contractors millions in new equipment. Canfor now receives 'long logs,' which contractors can legally haul in at lengths up to 80 feet, often the entire height of a tree. Starting in June, Canfor will begin switching to short or cut-to-length logs, which contractors cut to 20 feet or shorter lengths in the bush. Canfor spokesperson Christine Kennedy says the mill has several reasons to make the switch now. "The merchandiser decks at the mill that cut long logs into shorter lengths are old," she said. "They're past repair,

and they're no longer capable of feeding the mill." Bringing in short logs will also boost the mill's productivity, she said, since they will arrive in more uniform lengths. Finally, Kennedy said going short means contractors can cut away defective portions of timber, something Canfor expects to see more often as it cuts into beetle-killed pine and older stands of balsam fir. Kennedy could not say how Canfor's pay rates will change to accommodate the switch, an issue that several Houston contractors said will be negotiated over the summer. Lorne Himech says his company, John Himech Logging, will spend about $1 million to switch all its trucks to short-log trailers. "That's just our trucks," Himech said, noting that rigging one truck for short logs costs $80,000 to $120,000. "There's probably between 80 and 100 trucks hauling to Canfor's mills that it will affect,"

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SULLIVAN MOTORS HELPING OUT A lucky couple is motoring in a Chevy Aveo, and the Sullivan Motor Products (SMP) silent auction that saw their winning bid on the car has driven up $3,500 for the Burns Lake Tragedy Fund. Jack Brown Burns Lake Tragedy Fund Society treasurer, centre, accepts a cheque on behalf of the society from John and Bill Sullivan of SMP recently. Andrew Hudson/Black Press photo

We, the family of the late Aganetha Bergen would like to thank everyone for their prayers, cards and words of condolence, with the passing of our dear Mother. A special thank you to Cathy Moroski who so lovingly cared for Mom, for so many years while she still lived in her home. Your quiet gentle touch is not forgotten. Thank you, to the staff at The Pines for giving Mom the finest care available, and for sitting with us, at her bedside in her final hours. We will be forever grateful for your caring and loving ways with our dear Mother. THANK YOU, The Bergen Family, Frank, Marie, Johnny, Eva, Pete, Judy, and Bill.

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he added. But Himech said personally, he doesn't mind the switch. In fact, in 2007, Himech Logging was asked by Canfor to switch half its fleet to short-log trailers, and did. But technical snags with the trucks and the mill led Canfor to reverse that decision in 2010. "We sold our trailers and took a terrible beating on them," Himech said, laughing. "But that's life." Contractor Andy Meints says that unlike long-log trailers, shortlog or hay rack trailers can't fold up when the truck hasn't got a load. "Instead of carrying a trailer on top and driving it around you're always carrying 50 feet or whatever of trailer behind you," Meints said. "Up hills you'll have to chain up more, and even loaded I don't think it will pull as good. It will be harder on the trucks." Meints also said it might be harder on driv-

ers. Pulling hay racks means more tire chains and throwing more heavy cables to bind the logs on every run, he said. "Some of the older guys are going to retire I think," he said. "Chaining up is not easy work." Himech said Houston drivers will definitely notice the change on local forest service roads. "It's going to be a huge difference, I believe," he said. "The roads will get rougher quicker, so road maintenance will have to change." Meints agreed the roads will need more sand and gravel in winter, but didn't think they would be too badly affected. However, Meints did say drivers pulling short-log trailers will have to take wider corners, since the trailers don't track as well. "On main roads, like the Morice River Road, Meints said that's no problem, adding that most other roads are one-way only.

But he said he wouldn't want to haul short-log trailers up Buck Flats Road. "Even now it's tough," he said ."It's just a skinny, narrow road." Asked if he's concerned about the move, Himech said, "Yeah, we're concerned. But they're the boss, and that's what they want so we're going to do it. It's progress, at the end of the day."

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VILLAGE OF BURNS LAKE

REC CORNER Upcoming Events: Lakes District Maintenance presents

“There’s Gold In Burns Lake” Minerals North 2012 Geocaching event. For more details: Village of Burns Lake office (15 3rd Ave, Burns Lake) www.burnslake.ca www.facebook.ca/VillageRecreation www.geocaching.com www.facebook.com/mineralnorth2012 There will be 5 geocache sites around the Village of Burns Lake

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Canucks controversy

IPAD 3 & a 40 inch Samsung LED TV !!! GET READY TO HAVE SOME FUN!!! SPRING HAS SPRUNG!!

Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said head coach Alain Vigneault misspoke when he said goalie Roberto Luongo wanted a trade out of Vancouver.

Moree Up-Coming Up-Coming P Programs... Program r Skate Night Sessions (Ages 10 to 18)

Free Skateboarding After School Program Starting mid May at the Tom Forsyth Arena Come with friends to learn how to skate or to have fun. Please post music requests to www.facebook.com/VillageRecreation to have you favourite music to listen too at the arena. There are a total of 28 ramps to learn and improve your skills with.

Up to 10 Skateboards and helmets will be provided! Rayz Boardshop and Village Recreation have partnered to create a incentive program for attendance levels (Free Helmet and Pro Deck). This program has been made possible by the Province of BC and Rayz Boardshop

B.C. Breakers

Ball Hockey League contact the Village office for more info

Propelled themselves to a 77-56 win over the Calgary Rollers in the women’s gold medal final of the 2012 National Championships

Summer is approaching and Village Recreation is gearing up with a summer full of camps. Here is a snap shot of what will be available this summer:

• Xplorer SportZ Camp (Ages 10 to 13 and Ages 6 to 9) • CanoeKids Camp (Ages 9 to 13)

• Run, Jump Throw Camp (Ages 10 to 12 and Ages 6 to 9)

VILLAGE RECREATION SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Please visit our website and the Village Recreation Facebook page for job descriptions for the following positions; Program Leaders and Rental Shack Assistant.

Hi everyone Rebecca Billard photos

Competitors from across B.C. arrived at the Tweedsmuir Park Rod and Gun Club last weekend to participate in the 37 annual 1000 yard shoot.

Ball hockey A Red vs. Black senior team ball hockey game is on tonight at the Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena

The 37 annual Tweedsmuir Park Rod and Gun Club 1000 yard shoot was held in Buns Lake last weekend bringing in competitors from across B.C. The overall results are as follows: Men's sporting rifle First, Bill Watt, 6.125, second Al Gollner, 7, third Gary Eakin, 8 Hunter class First, Bill Watt 4.125, second Don Payne, 6.375, third, Randy Matson, 7.125 Men's heavy barrel First, Rocky Sayles, 5, second Al Gollner, 6.25, third, Don Payne, 8.25, fourth, Brian Bamsey, 8.25 Junior 13-18 boys and girls First, Gavin Lowen, 19.25,

second Cierra Verdusco, 19.25, third Joshua Mayer, 136 Lady's sporting rifle First, Karla Matson, 8, second Dallas Matson, 11, third, Sharai Zimmer, 16.5 High Aggregate Score First, Rocky Sayles, 141, second Terry Close, 133, third, Dallas Matson, 128 Lady's heavy barrel First, Dallas Matson, 8.125, second, Karla Matson, 11.125, third, Cierra Verdusco, 13.625 Low aggregate group First, Bill Watt, 19.25, second, Al Gollner, 22.125, third, Karla Matson, 26.875 Unlimited First Don Stevenson, 10.5,

second, Bill Watt, 11.5, third, Al Hunter, 11.5 Junior low aggregate group First, Cierra Verdusco, 40.375, second, Gavin Lowen, 53.75, third, Joshua Mayer, 286.875 Standing gong Lincoln Edward Egg shoot Brett Ter Smitte Team low aggregate score Gavin Lowen, Jim Sterloiff, Brian Bamsey, Percy Andrews, Keith Matson, Al Hunter Benchmark barrels smallest groups winners Rocky Sayles, 5, Lincoln Edward and Gary Eakin, 8 Len Andre’s most x’s Joel Mayer, 3 x’s

mer planned We have a super busy sum tuned we will for the community. Stay what’s new have weekly updates on . and upcoming the moment Skate night is popular at ! Pick up - come out and join the fun enjoy the a paddle and come out and rs are invited to lake. Residents and visito explore Burns Lake.

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For more information, please contact: Village of Burns Lake 15 3rd Ave / P.O. Box 570, Burns Lake BC, V0J 1E0 Phone: 250-692-7587 Email: village@burnslake.ca www.burnslake.ca or our Facebook Page

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ENTERTAINMENT

LDSS dance class going ‘Gaga’

Southside Strongstart For children and caregivers is held on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 3 p.m. at Grassy Plains Junior Elementary School

Story time Story time with Bonny is held at the Burns Lake Public Library Thursday’s at 11 a.m..

Lakes District Secondary School (LDSS) students, teachers and community members stood untied against bullying last week through the 'Born to be Brave' event. LDSS dance and music students joined forces with local Rachelle Van Zantan, LDSS principal Mike Skinner and LDSS art teacher Steve Wilejto to delight the audience with a Lady Gaga inspired event. The event promoted an anti bullying message and celebrated difference. Dressed in drag, Skinner, Wilejto and a number of students took to the runway during the show, much to the surprise of the audience. Rebecca Billard photos

Madison Scott disappearance still a mystery

MADISON SCOTT REBECCA BILLARD As the one year anniversary of the disappearance of Madison Scott, 20, from Vanderhoof, looms, extensive search efforts have failed to locate her. On May 28, 2011 Madison Scott, known as 'Maddy' to friends and family, disappeared from a party at Hogsback Lake, about 25 kilometres South of Vanderhoof. According to RCMP, Scott was last seen at around 3 a.m. on May 28, 2011. Her tent and truck were located at Hogsback Lake, but RCMP, family and search and rescue teams have so far been unable to locate

her. The family is now offering a $100,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for her disappearance. Sandra Kelly Klasson, Scott's aunt said that her niece was camping with a group of young people who were celebrating a friends birthday. "Everyone left the party by about 4 a.m. and Maddy was left alone, apparently spending the night alone in her two toned blue tent that was set up beside her early 1990s off white model F-150 pick up truck. Something happened that led to Maddy's disappearance after everyone left the party and foul play is suspected," she said in a statement released to media last week. According to Klasson, Dawn and Eldon went to the campsite on May 29, 2011, when they decided it was strange that their daughter had not been in touch with them. "Maddy is very close to her family and

she would regularly check in with her parents when she was away from home .... to this day Maddy remains missing and many questions remain unanswered," she added. North District RCMP media liaison Cst. Lesley Smith said a thorough search of the area, including the lake has been conducted. At its peak over 150 Search and Rescue personnel and volunteers from Vanderhoof and neighbouring communities, including Burns Lake, conducted air, land and water searches of the area. Despite their efforts, Madison and items like her new iPhone 4 and her large bundle of keys, remain missing. “This investigation remains a priority for North District Major Crimes Unit," Cst. Smith said. “We believe that there is information out there and it is our hope that someone will come forward to help us determine what happened. The police need infor-

mation and Maddy’s family need answers.” Madison Scott is described as 20 year old Caucasian female, 5' 4",

weighing 170 pounds with ginger hair. If anyone knows any information that will lead to the discovery

of Scott's whereabouts they are asked to call the Vanderhoof RCMP detachment at 250-5672222 or CrimeStoppers

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Deadline: June 1st This special section will be published in the June 6th issue of Lakes District News.

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GRASSY PLAINS MUDBOGS Bright sunshine and warm weather set the mood for attendance for this May long weekend occasion. Approximately 275 spectators attended the event, which has grown steadily in size and popularity since 2008. This year included trucks from Burns Lake, Houston, Vanderhoof and Fraser Lake as well numerous local vehicles from Southside. Generous donations from Southside and Burns Lake businesses ensured all 23 entrants, including Submitted photo several four wheelers, received a prize.

Seniors meeting Burns Lake and District Seniors Society meeting will be held June 5 at 1 p.m. at the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako. All seniors 50 plus welcome.

Pet health clinics For lower income families will be held at several Southside and Burns Lake locations from May 30 to June 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rainbow Motel gets torn down New look gas station underway

Each week you will enjoy exciting games, mini golf, basketball, volleyball, surf bikes, peddle boats, lots of singing, campfires and devotionals. Highlights for

All Girls Camp - Girls only Mission Impossible, Kitchen Kapers, candle making, PJ party All Boys Camp - Sleep out, building campfires, Incredible Mission Impossible Young Teen Sports Camp - Unending sports plus!!

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Happy 40th Birthday Oldtimer

REBECCA BILLARD The Burns Lake Band is currently in the midst of upgrading the gas station at the Rainbow Motel and looking into other possibilities for the site, including a new motel, a restaurant and possibly a First Nations interpretive centre. "What we are doing is demolishing everything, but the gas bar portion of the Rainbow Motel," explained Burns Lake Band Chief Albert Gerow. "We looked at remodeling and renovating the motel, but due to its age and its deteriorating floors we felt that it would be safer to demolish it." According to Chief Gerow, the gas bar will be completely renovated inside and out. "We are re-doing the floor, the wall paneling and repairing the roof. The gas bar will have new lighting and a new floor plan, along with electrical upgrading," he said. It will also have two new fuel tanks to provide all three grades of fuel, as well as diesel. "The gas bar will also have a canopy over the fueling stations and once we are ready to reopen, we will be providing full service at self

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Demolition work is just about completed at the Burns Lake Band’s Rainbow Motel site. service prices. We will weeks to demolish the possibly interpretive also be able to fill pro- old facility and then a centre and restaurant, pane bottles, along with few more weeks on top Chief Gerow said that auto-propane for recre- of that to complete the the Burns Lake Band ational vehicles," Chief interior refinishing, in- are still working toGerow said. stall new gas pumps and wards developing the It is anticipated that a canopy. project and have not set it will take a couple of As for the motel or any plans in motion yet.

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Minerals North conference showcases Burns Lake at its best

Part of Thursday night’s entertainment was the local band Flaming Pie. The crowd enjoyed music from the Beetles era.

Chief Albert Gerow welcomed all delegates to the conference and also had the crowd chuckling with his wit and humour. Other pictures on the page included various tradeshow participants and visitors.

The Terrace Economic Development Authority was on hand to welcome everyone to Minerals North 2013 which will be held in Terrace. It will be the 25 year of the conference. Along with their welcome came an announcement that Vanderhoof will host the 2014 Minerals North.

Mayor Luke Strimbold draws the winning name for the gold nugget. After six tries of picking people’s names who were not present for the draw, lucky Lori Needham won the gold nugget. Could have been winners were Bob Gammer, Lisa Krause, Grant Creuzot, Laurence Thomson and Ian Chang.

Wednesday night’s entertainment Ed Peekeekoot from Crofton, B.C. wowed the crowd with his many talents. Peekeekoot played a wide variety of instruments from guitar, banjo and flute. He did an award winning one person dueling banjos along with singing many songs through out the evening.


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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.

Pet health clinics for lower income families! Cost is by donation, 9am 5pm. Grassy Plains Community Hall, May 30. Burns Lake Band June 2. Margaret Patrick Hall, June 3, 4 & 5. Community Spayghetti and No-Balls Dinner, Grassy Plains Community Hall June 1, 5:30pm - 9pm. Dinner by donation. Call Valerie Ingram at 250.694.3696.

To book a rental: please contact Terri Dickson at (250) 695-6684, (250) 692-6684 (cell), or work at 1-877-695-6635. Email: tdickson@telus.net website: www.ominecaskiclub.com

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Farmer’s Market

Burns Lake Citizens On Patrol (COP) is looking for volunteers. Meet members of the RCMP and COP May 30 at 7:30pm Burns Lake Public Library.

Every Saturday from 9:00am-3:00pm

Southside Health & Wellness Centre: June 2012: Chair Yoga every Tues. & Fri. (cancelled for 5 & 15) 10-11am. June 5 Kindergarten Circus, 3 yr old screening & dental varnishing day. June 7, 14 & 21 Foot Care by appt. June 11 & 14 Dental Varnishing. June 15 Women’s wellness, mammography unit on site - call ahead to book. More info (250) 694-3270. Burns Lake & District Seniors Meeting on June 5, 1 pm at the Regional District, upstairs. All 50+ seniors welcome. For more info (250) 6927243 Attention LDSS Class of 1992 our 20 year reunion will be held at Noralee Resort Aug. 3-6, 2012. Please contact the resort directly for reservations. For info email Tracey at ldssgrad92@gmail. com Rod Williams Memorial Poker Ride. June 10, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Quesnel and Triple J Ranch Call (250) 998-4746 or (250) 992-7257 or email: bbsques@goldcity.net The Lakes District Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society is open the following hours: Tue., Wed. & Thur. from 11am - 2pm. We are located at 332 Hwy. 16 - next to Remax. Phone: 250-692-7203. For Cancer Info Service

1-888-939-3333. Rebroadcast Society wishes to announce that the present situation with the CBC FM broadcast from Verdon Mt. will be repaired as soon as the access road is passable due to snow and a technician has been found to undertake this job to improve this serivce. All Breed Schooling Horse Show June 16, 8am. NBCQHA hosting an More info: Kristi at 250-692-5721 or email torikari@hotmail.com. 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.

Church Directory Lakes District & Area

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

Worship Service begins @ 10:30 am

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 CLUES ACROSS 1. One point E of due S 4. Picture border 7. Having negative qualities 10. Inner surface of the hand 12. Spanish appetizers 14. Large burrowing rodent of S and C Am. 15. A profane state 16. Sharp narrow mountain ridge 17. Cain and __ 18. Tranquil, calm 20. Removes writing 22. A Mississippi tributary 23. Exactly suitable 24. Extended blockade 26. Encomium 29. Dreaming eye movement 30. Principle vein 35. Japanese apricot 36. ___ Speedwagon: band 37. Fish eggs 38. Ethiopian capital 43. Considerate care 44. Units of loudness 45. Yemen capital 48. Body fluid circulation tube 49. Actress Lupino 50. Gets up

53. Moved contrary to the current 56. Stretched tight 57. Dark brownish black 59. Syrian goat hair fabrics 61. One of the Great Lakes 62. Gull-like jaegers 63. Taps gently 64. Hamilton’s bill 65. One point N of due E 66. No (Scottish) CLUES DOWN 1. Seaport (abbr.) 2. Bleats 3. Czech & German River 4. Female horse 5. Large tailless primate 6. Modern London gallery 7. Baseball’s Ruth 8. Breezes through 9. Decaliter 11. Genus uria 12. Built for two 13. Mexican men’s shawl 14. Pale & soft in color 19. Records the brain’s electric currents

Grassy Plains Gospel Church Sunday Service: 10:45 am

21. Three banded armadillo 24. Plant germ 25. Relating to imides 27. Main artery 28. City in north-central Zambia 29. Royal Military Academy 31. Shape of a sphere 32. Earl Grey or Orange Pekoe 33. Fireplace shelf 34. Old world, new 39. Request attendance 40. Oceans 41. Determine the court costs of 42. Digressions 46. Form a sum 47. Greek river nymphs 50. Swiss river 51. Laying waste 52. Japanese rice beer 53. Ardor 54. Israel’s 1st UN delegate 55. Aba ____ Honeymoon 56. Vietnamese offensive 58. Slang term for man or boy 60. Point midway between S and SE

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

Burns Lake Community Church

136 - 4th Avenue, Burns Lake

(a Calvary Chapel)

FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH

SUNDAY, 10:30 AM

Sunday Worship 10:30am

Contact: Roland & Lisa Cataford 250-692-9196

ALL ARE WELCOME

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

~Everyone Welcome ~

Contact John Neufeld - 250-692-7949

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

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24 Hour Service

Complete Commercial/Residential/ Industrial Janitorial Service All Floors, Carpets, Windows, Upholstery, made like new Competitive Prices and Contract Rates available

Call Branislav 250-692-1812

Sunday 10:00AM

ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH

Ministry led by lay leaders Phone 250-692-7202

MOVING?

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

~ Everyone Welcome ~

At Muriel Mould Primary School

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JESUS CHRIST

250-694-3329 (Church)

OLD LANDMARKS

$ 99

IMMACULATACatholic Church

Pastor Ed Peters Phone: 250-692-7551

CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

includes snack box & medium drink

Answers on page 23

THE CHURCH OF OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

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

Burns Lake

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 724 Babine Lake Road

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.

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Oct. 18, 1925 - May 7, 2012 Dadâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family homestead in south western Saskatchewan. Due to poor crops his father, mother and three older daughters Ida, Katie, and Emma moved to Portland, Oregon in 1925 for work. It was in Portland in 1925 that dad and his twin sister Julia were born. In 1928 another set of twins Harry and Helen were born. In 1928 the family moved back to Saskatchewan. Dad was discharged from the army in 1945. It was tough trying to make a living farming so he moved to Alberta to work in the forest industry. He worked at various jobs including owning his own truck hauling mine props to the mines in southern Alberta. Dad came to B.C. in 1953 along with many other families from Breton, Alberta to work for Hank Pearson at Taltapin Lake. Hank built a new sawmill at Taltapin Lake and brought many people from Alberta with him. Dad hauled lumber from Taltapin Lake and Pendelton Bay for many years. Later he hauled logs and lumber and drove arch truck from east of Prince George to east of Terrace and all places in between. After he quit trucking he worked out of a shop in Topley repairing trucks and trailers for Bulkley Valley Transport. His last job was repairing school buses out of the school district shop in Burns Lake. Some time after retirement he moved to Aldergrove, B.C. In 2005 dad moved back to Burns Lake and lived in Carroll Cottage. He had just moved into the Pines for a week when he passed away. Dad is survived by his twin sister Julia (Robert) Stock, Medicine Hat, Alta. Brother in-law Edward Stock, Medicine Hat, Alta. Brother in-law Don Lauber of Burns Lake, B.C. Sister in-law Joyce Lauber of Edmonton, Alta. Son Danny (Ursula) Staudt of Topley, B.C. Daughter Judy (Richard) Butler of Drayton Valley, Alta. Son Richard (Janice) Staudt of Galahad, Alta. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Predeceased by wife Marie, partner Mirjam, and partner Audrey. Sisters Ida, Katie, Emma, Helen, and brother Harry. Grandchildren Steven and Micheal Staudt. Dad was laid to rest in the Burns Lake cemetery.

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Information ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to keep drinking thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your business - if you want to quit drinking thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 PLANNING a wedding or anniversary party? Looking for plastic ďŹ&#x201A;owers 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

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LOCAL HOSPICE Services are available by contacting the Hospice Coordinator at (250) 692-2448. The Hospice ofďŹ ce, 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 NECHAKO RIVER FLOW FACTS May 23, 2012 Reservoir Elevation: 850.79m (2791.33 ft) SLS Discharge: 225 m3/s Cheslatta Falls: 225 m3/s Nautley River: 139 m3/s Vanderhoof: 450 m3/s Isle Pierre: 681 m/s Flow in the Nechako River at Vanderhoof is below target level due to very dry conditions over the past few weeks and lower than forecast Nautley River discharge. Spillway discharge will be maintain at the current level in anticipation that warm weather in the next few weeks that may increase inďŹ&#x201A;ow to the Nechako River. For more information please call Rio Tinto Alcan at 250-567-5105. A recording of Flow Facts is available 24-hours in Vanderhoof at 567-5812 Lakes District News

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Technical Advisor, Wood Products - India Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd. is seeking a Technical Advisor, Wood Products for a one to two year contract based in Mumbai, India. The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of BC softwood species and appropriate application of BC wood products. For further information, interested candidates are asked to view the job description and qualiďŹ cations at www.bcďŹ i.ca under Contract and Employment Opportunities.

Help Wanted An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilďŹ eld road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. L.D. MUSEUM equal opportunity employer summer job opening for 2 high school students in July. Stop by the Museum and drop off your resume. Phone: (250) 692-7450

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FLEET SUPERVISOR Larryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

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

AIRLINES ARE Hiring- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualiďŹ ed- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783.

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requires a full time Fleet Supervisor. For full details and to apply please visit our website at: www.larrysheavyhauling.ca. email: nmyers.larrys@telus.net

OUTREACH WORKER Burns Lake and Area â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Casual position The Outreach Worker will join our Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health (ACYMH) program to plan an deliver various programs and to provide mental wellness educational support directed at improving and enhancing social skills, stress management, problem solving and conďŹ&#x201A;ict resolution. With guidance from the local ACYMH Clinicians, you will become an integral part of the team, drawing on your Bachelor of Social Work (or degree in a related ďŹ eld) in combination with your skill and progressive experience providing mental health services that complements your knowledge of early intervention, prevention and risk reduction strategies.

Lake Babine Nation JOB POSTING

Brighter Future Coordinator Lake Babine Nation Health is looking for a dynamic, reliable Brighter Future Coordinator to work with communities of Fort Babine, Old Fort, Tachet, Donalds Landing and Woyenne. This will be a term position, based on funding. If you are a committed, hard working, individual who would love the challenge, please apply. QualiĂ&#x20AC;cations: â&#x20AC;˘ Post-Secondary Degree in Social Work and Counselling CertiďŹ cation â&#x20AC;˘ Knowledge of mental health crisis intervention and management, mental illness and treatment, substance abuse and addictions treatment â&#x20AC;˘ Individual coaching and facilitate educational workshop to parents, youth and children: Life skills, conďŹ&#x201A;ict resolution, anger management, communication skills, budgeting, nutrition, mental wellness, stress reduction, bullying, lateral violence prevention, suicide prevention, drug and alcohol abuse education and parenting skills â&#x20AC;˘ ConďŹ dentiality of clients and client assessments â&#x20AC;˘ Integrated Program Service funding and activities for children, youth and families â&#x20AC;˘ Valid B.C. Driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s License with Vehicle Access â&#x20AC;˘ Knowledge or proďŹ cient in OfďŹ ce Equipment and Microsoft OfďŹ ce â&#x20AC;˘ Able to travel to the communities of Fort Babine, Tachet, Old Fort, Donalds Landing and Woyenne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Only those selected for Interview will be contacted.â&#x20AC;?

To learn more, visit www.csfs.org and to apply, send your cover letter and resume to hr@csfs.org.

Submit Resume & Cover letter to: Vincent Joseph, Health Director Lake Babine Nation PO Box 297, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Fax: 250-692-4792

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Southwood Logging CorporaƟon

WILLIAM (BILL) JAMES HARRISON

Born May 29, 1927 passed away May 16, 2012. The passing of another local pioneer is especially sad, as they are the cornerstones of our community and have played a large part in community development. Bill Harrison was a pioneer in the aviation business in the north. Burns Lake, Watson Lake, Smithers, Telegraph Creek, Dease Lake and all points beyond. Bill successfully developed fixed wing airplane businesses as well as rotor wing helicopter businesses into very impressive companies over the years. His ability as a top notch Bush Pilot were renown. Tens of thousands of hours of flying time, a few close calls, but at the end of the day, he was on the ground safely as were all of his passengers. A committed family man Bill had his entire family involved in the business of flying and in their spare time, the family spent a lot of quality time at remote fly in lakes and camps. Harrison’s come from a long line of pilots and were affiliated with the best Bush Pilots in the North. Bills son Steve, his grandson Doug and nephew Scott are all impressive commercial pilots as is his son in law Scot Camron who recently retired from a life of flying the big ones all over the world. Bills Grandfather’s second cousin was Amelia Erhart and Rosemary’s great Uncle Krole, financed her famous flight. What a history. Bill also was a very community minded person prior to age and pain creeping up on him. He was an integral motivator in building the Francois Lake (Colleymount) skating rink (the first covered rink in the area), and was instrumental in running power into the area. He and Rosemary also loved the ocean and spent loads of time taking friends and family fishing on the Rosie B up and down the B.C. coast. In Bill’s younger years he spent many winters trapping with Jimmy Morgan in the Canadian outback and working in and eventually owning sawmills, but his passion was flying. Not only was he extremely good at what he did, his selfless nature was evident when he passed on some of his learned flying skills to help young pilots hone their talent. On another exciting adventure, he and friends journeyed on a riverboat, (also named the Rosie B), down the Yukon river enjoying the, scenery, wilderness and the company. Bills inventiveness was apparent, as the designer of a hydraulic dock side boat bottom cleaning machine, utilizing the skills of Bill Glanville. He and Joe Lambert were also responsible for development of the direct vent toilet fan, still used in many local homes. Bill was totally repulsed with the mess left by Alcan Aluminum in his old stomping grounds, (the Ootsa lake reservoir). Bill Harrison, Bill Glanville and Bob Mills got together with a huge personal investment, and built the underwater logging equipment needed to clean up the lake. After proving it’s success, it was purchased by the Government. Bills success was due to monumental financial risks he was willing to take, a serious work ethic and great business skills. A piece of our history, not soon forgotten. Bill was pre-deceased by his lovely wife Rosemary on December 14/2011, his brother Montie Harrison and his sister Marie July 2010. His descendants include his son Steve, his daughter Sandra Cameron (husband Scot), his grand children Kirsten Harrison, Carla Berkelaar, Doug Cameron (wife Shannon) Lisa Berthiaume (husband Brent), and his great grandchildren Austin Cameron, Keneddy Cameron, Adam Berthiaume and Ashtyn Berthiaume.

Looking for experienced equipment operators for our Grande Prairie and Whitecourt OperaƟons in Alberta: • Bunchers • Skidders • Processors You will be based in a logging camp with the work lasƟng unƟl the end of March. You must be willing to work long hours, maintain your piece of equipment and be safety and producƟon focused. Wages are compeƟƟve and beneĮts oīered aŌer 3 months of employment. A safety/retenƟon bonus is available throughout the season and is based on performance. Fax resume with desired posiƟon to 780-539-4077 or email to ridgeline@telus.net .

Website Maintenance & Updating Southside Health and Wellness Centre is requesting quotes to update & maintain its website. Please provide rates for: - Complete re-do of website - Update of current content - Monthly maintenance of website - Software & training for website maintenance by staff member In addition the bidder is asked to provide a listing of websites in their portfolio. Quotes can be submitted in person or by fax @ 250-694-3290. All quotes must be received by 4:30pm on June 1st, 2012. Any questions can be directed to Dave Williams via e–mail at willardinthewoods@gmail.com

Production Supervisor - Burns Lake, BC Pinnacle Renewable Energy requires a Production Supervisor at its Burns Lake plant location. He or she will focus on leading the production teams of approximately 10 people to achieve and exceed targets in safety, quality, and cost. The ideal candidate will have management experience and expertise in a manufacturing environment. Preference will be given to those with a background in Lean Manufacturing and Maintenance. Pinnacle Pellet offers competitive salary packages, a positive work environment, and career advancement opportunities. For more information on this position see www.pinnaclepellet.com To apply please send your resume to: E-mail: hr@pinnaclepellet.com No Phone Inquiries Accepted – Closing date June 5, 2012.

ACCOUNTANT - TEMPORARY Houston, B.C. Pinnacle Renewable Energy is currently seeking an experienced Accountant to provide full-time accounting support for a period of up to 12 months. Reporting to the Operations Controller, the candidate must be able to effectively prepare, process and maintain accounting records. Responsibilities include: •Full cycle accounting including payables, payroll coordination and inventory control •Prepare budget vs. actual reports •Maintain bank records and prepare cashflow forecasts •Involved in budgeting process and monthly analysis of budget variances Skills and Qualifications: •Preference given to candidate enrolled in accounting designation program •Background in a manufacturing environment an asset •Proficiency with Microsoft Office •High level of accuracy and attention to detail •Excellent Written and Verbal Communication Submit your resume to: E-mail: hr@pinnaclepellet.com. No Phone Inquiries Accepted Closing date June 15, 2012

LAKES DISTRICT & AREA

Hy-Tech Drilling Ltd. is a leading diamond drilling company operating in several provinces in Canada as well as internationally. Hy-Tech Drilling Ltd. was awarded one of the Best Workplaces in 2009 from Great Place to Work Canada. We have a culture of dedication, using initiative and innovation to solve problems and a strong team environment. Due to our recent growth we are looking for an Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk to join our team. The candidate will work primarily in Accounts Payable and provide back up for our multi-provincial payroll process. If you have 3 or more years of Accounting, Bookkeeping and Payroll experience, like to work in a team setting, are skilled at building relationships, able to bring solutions to problems, work under tight time pressures and pay attention to detail, you are our ideal candidate. Further information is available at www.hy-techdrilling. com/corporate/employment. Please send your application to jobapps@ hy-techdrilling.com no later than noon, Tuesday, June 5, 2012.

Lake Babine Nation JOB POSTING

DIRECTORY Pumps Water Treatment Plumbing Repairs

250-692-6019

RAINBOW MOTEL 250-692-7747 Fax: 250-692-7753

We now sell Propane! Bring your tanks in to be filled.

770 W. Highway 16

24 Hour Grocery Store & Almighty Gas

The Comfort Zone Flying Dutchman Service

FIRST NATIONS FISHERIES MANAGER Lake Babine Nation requires a Fisheries Manager responsible for operational aspects of fishery development across the Lake Babine Nation. He or she will examine gaps in current development of a sustainable fisheries industry and develop policies for consideration, and work the organization and individuals in the fisheries industry to implement and monitor plans to protect and sustain fishery resources and habitats. Lake Babine Nation offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities. Job Duties are as follows, but not limited to: • Participate in environmental monitoring of Lake Babine Nation and Traditional Fisheries. • Develop a network of fishery contacts, such as experts, industry and community representatives and maintain a regular dialogue to ensure the information from which the department works is up to date and accurate. • Organize and facilitate community consultations and workshops. • Develop policies and procedures, goals, and work plans; implementing activities, evaluating and modifying as needed. • Participate in field-based activities including monitoring and research assistance. • Responds to consultation requests from Federal and provincial / territorial government proposed legislative amendments. • Determine the need for consultants/contractors, initiate hiring/selection, and monitor the work of consultants and contractors. • Provide assistance in hiring departmental staff when requested. Requirements • Degree in one or more of the following: Natural or Renewable Resource Management, Fisheries Management, Environmental Studies. • Two (2) years of experience in a management position. • Knowledge of fishery issues and legislation affecting First Nations both locally and nationally. • Manual dexterity required to operate and calibrate field equipment, tools, and computer peripherals. • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software suites. • Ability to function in a cross-cultural environment. • Travel is required. Salary: Commensurate with education and experience Closing Date: June 15, 2012 Submit Resume and cover letter to: Beatrice MacDonald, Human Resources 225 Sus Avenue, P.O. Box 879 Burns Lake, B.C., V0J 1E0 Fax: 250-692-4790 Email: beatrice.macdonald@lakebabine.com Only those short listed will be contacted.

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

250-692-3337

B’s Free Enterprises Ltd. Bill & Wendy Imus 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: bsfree@bsfree.ca

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Loren Neilson for your next vehicle purchase! Phone: 250-845-8785 Sullivan Motor Products Ltd. Highway 16, Houston 1-800-665-3151 • www.sullivangm.com

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

TEMP WORKS Services Temporary Office Fill In

While employees are on vacation/sick maternity or medical leave

Payables/Receivables Payroll/Receptionist

Contract work or as an employee Contact: Linda Uchacz

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Help Wanted

Financial Services

An Earthmoving Company in Alberta is looking for a 3rd year or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will be part of a team maintaining and servicing our fleet of Cat dozers, graders and rock trucks plus Deere/Hitachi excavators. You will work at our Modern Shop at Edson, Alberta with some associated field work. Call Contour Construction at (780)723-5051

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.

S.M. Quennell Trucking in Cranbrook is looking for log truck drivers based in Cranbrook. Full time work, home every night. Excellent medical, dental, pension benefits, etc. Wages competitive with union rates. Fax resume to (250)426-4610 or call (250)426-6853 STRUCTURLAM PRODUCTS Ltd., located in beautiful Penticton, B.C. is seeking experienced Timber Framers. For more information and to apply, please visit our website @ www.sales@structurlam.com WANT TO see scenic BC? Needed immediately. Experienced Feller Buncher Operator with Chipper Head/Mower to work around Hydro Transmission Lines. Must be willing to travel throughout BC (based out of Vanderhoof). $28-$34 per hour + benefits. For more info e-mail: sbcjobs@hotmail.ca. Send resume to: SBCJOBS Box 1136 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or Fax:250-567-2550

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Pets & Livestock

Livestock

250-692-7526

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LIVESTOCK FOR sale. Registered 3 year old Black Angus Bull. For more information call (250) 696-3379

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

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Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Qualified Painters The Southside Health & Wellness Centre is seeking proposals from qualified individuals for painting of certain areas within the Health Centre. All individuals bidding on this contract must hold their own WCB and Contractor’s insurance.

Trades, Technical

Services

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM

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LOG TRUCK DRIVERS - Southwood Trucking Ltd.

Looking for log and gravel truck drivers for our Grande Prairie and Whitecourt, Alberta operaƟons starƟng immediately and lasƟng unƟl the end of March 2013. AccommodaƟons provided, meals oīered when in our camp, wages are compeƟƟve and beneĮts oīered aŌer 3 months of employment. A safety/retenƟon bonus is available throughout the season and based on performance. You must possess or be able to demonstrate the following: • Class 1 or equivalent drivers licence. • No more than 6 demerits on your current (within 30 days) drivers abstract. • Pass a pre-employment drug test. Fax resume and abstract to 780-539-4077 or email to ridgeline@telus.net

Trades, Technical

Financial Services

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Quotes can be submitted in person or by fax @ 250-694-3290. Quotes must be received no later than June 1st at 4:30 pm.

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Legal Services

A detailed description of the areas to be painted can be obtained by contacting Katherine King @ 250-694-3270.

Health Products

Free WIFI

Grilled tender six-ounce New York steak with sautéed mushrooms on garlic toast, topped with onion rings and served with hot fresh fries.

Located on Francois Lake Drive, Burns Lake

P & D LOGGING Operations in Grand Forks BC is looking an experienced Feller Buncherman, as well as Experienced Lim-mit Processor Operator plus Logging Truck Mechanic/Welder all positions are F/T with Benefits. call Gerry 250-469-1695 or Dan 250-469-1694 after 6 pm. Or email Resume to: management@pdlogging.ca.

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BUILD YOUR CAREER WITH US

Certified Machinist Williams Lake, BC

Tolko Industries Ltd. is a forest products company with manufacturing operations throughout Western Canada. As industry leaders in world markets we focus on a safe work environment, sustainable business practices. Our Williams Lake manufacturing operations are always looking for employees who thrive on a dynamic and challenging environment and who seek opportunities for growth and development. For more on our exciting company, go to www.tolko.com. We offer competitive compensation packages and in some cases, we will consider relocation packages. To Join Us As We Grow Please Apply Today, Attn: Betty Engemoen Human Resources Coordinator 180 Hodgson Road, Williams Lake, B.C. V2G 3P6 Phone: 250 392.3371 • Fax: 250.398.3909 Email: betty.engemoen@tolko.com We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview ill be contacted.

Purchaser/ Stores Coordinator International Forest Products Limited (Interfor) is a leading global supplier, with one of the most diverse lines of lumber products in the world. The Company has operations in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, including two sawmills in the Coastal region of British Columbia, three in the B.C. Interior, two in Washington and two in Oregon. For more information about Interfor, visit our website at www. interfor.com. Interfor is currently recruiting for a Purchaser/Stores Coordinator for our lumber manufacturing facility in Castlegar, BC. The successful candidate will be responsible for purchasing, organizing parts/supplies, and interaction with operations/maintenance crews while providing professional service and ensuring a safe working environment. The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, time management, computer and organizational skills, be detailed and results oriented, and possess strong analytical capabilities. Must have the ability to work effectively in a highly interactive and energetic team environment. We offer a competitive salary and bene¿t package. If you believe that you have the skills and quali¿cations that we are looking for, your resume can be emailed in con¿dence by June 11th, 2012 to: Taumi.mccreight@interfor.com

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2012 Grad Fight Back.

Is your son, daughter or employee graduating this year? You can put a Volunteer “best wishes” ad in our your time, special GRAD section

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June 1st This special section will be published in the June 6th issue of Lakes District News.

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Real Estate

Rentals

Auctions

For Sale By Owner

Homes for Rent

Auction Estate Antique Collectable . June 3 @ 1pm at Dodd’s Auction 3311-28 Ave, Vernon. 1-866-545-3259. View photos at doddsauction.com

5 BDRM HOME IN TELKWA FOR SALE

THREE BED, 2 Bath home in Burns Lake. W/D, F/S, Incl. New NG furnace & wood stove. Close to schools & hospital. $900/mo + utilities. June 1, 2012 (250) 635-0226

FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED IN THE CLASSIFIEDS 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 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

Misc. Wanted COIN Collector looking to buy Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins. Bulk Silver coins, bills etc. Call Chad 250-863-3082 (Local)

Real Estate For Sale By Owner

3200 sq ft, 4 bath, includes washer & dryer, fridge & stove, dishwasher hot tub, natural gas, contact 250-845-3315

Suites, Lower FOR RENT One bedroom suite in town. No smoking, no pets. References required. $500/month. Utilities, shared laundry, all included. Available immediately (780) 307-4370

Puzzle Answers

Potential for ambitious folk, close to Burns Lake, large upgraded one floor home, no rugs with wood, oil & electric heat, deep abundant well, lagoon, outbuildings, lawns, gardens, wooded privacy, fenced paddocks for horses & dogs. DECENT OFFERS UNDER

114ft Lakeshore, Lakeview

Three bedrooms; two bathrooms; walk out basement. Easy highway access. Landscaped, treed. 16 kms South of Burns Lake on Hwy 35. 24 x 26 shop. Can be viewed on property guys.com under Leona Peden.

Call 250-695-6628 Asking $295,000.

2005 Ford F350 Super duty, crew cab, 4/4 flat deck average condition.

Asking ...

$9,000! obo

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

Keith Wilson

Auctions

Need a vehicle? I am here to serve the Lakes District and area. Call

Saturday June 2, 2012 at 12:00 Noon

Larry or Vi Russell (250) 694-3780 Email: larryvirussell@gmail.com

Leave Highway 16 2 miles east of Telkwa onto Tyhee Lake Road, follow to Hislop Road and watch for the Auction Signs

Rentals

N.H. 846 Round Baler; Monarch Enterprise Wood & Coal Range (Replica); Motor Stand & Creeper; M.F. # 9 Square Baler; General Deep Freeze; 1 1/2 Ton Come-a-long; N.H. 488 Pull Swather; Singer Treadle Sewing Machine; Nuts, Bolts, & Screws; Owatonna Pull Swather; ChesterÀeld & Chair; Calving Sled; IHC Square Baler; Small ChesterÀeld; Calf Puller; 19 ft Flat Deck T/A Trailer; RSF 75 Wood Furnace; Fence Charger; 3 pt Swather Turner; 2 Antique Chairs; 48 ft Hay Tarp; 4 Wheel Wagon; 4 Unit Bookshelf; 2 Hyd Remote Cylinders; M.F. Skid Steer Loader; China Cabinet; Chains & Binders; 76 Ford PU; Desk 2 Stands; Horse Mowers; Woodcraft Bandsaw Mill; 3 Tier Stand; Dump Rake; Kohler 20 HP Power & Power Feed; Table & 2 Dressers; Horse Discs; C/W Sharpener & Extra Blades; Rainbow Vacuum Cleaner; Rake Wheels; Cockshutt 12 ft Disc; Dehydrator; Oils & Antifreeze; Bur Grinder; Round Table & Folding Tables; Fuel Barrels & Pumps; Shulte Rock Picker; Quilt Frame; Hand Tools; Cement Mixer; Crocks & Canning Supplies; Wheel Barrows; Bale Stookers; Wash Tub; Antique Pump Jack; Stook Forks; Large Cooler; Climbing Spurs & Belt; Bale Spear Front & Back; 2 Large Mirrors; Motor Rewind Wire; Rotory Brush Mower; Window Boxes & Composter; Gardening Tools; 8 ft PU Canopy; 8 Track Tapes; 1 inch & 2 inch Lumber; Field Drag & Diamond Harrows; Antique Electric Train Set; Wood Bench on Wheels; 2 Saddles & Tack; Step Ladder Alum. & Wood; Water Trough; Ferrier Tools; DeWalt Radial Arm Saw; Stone Pipes; Harness; Rototiller - Weed Wacker; 2 Wheel Trailer; Fence Posts & Barb Wire; Leaf Blower; Polaris Snow Machine; Vanguard 12 ft Boat; Flour Grinder; JD Snow Machine; Game Fisher 1.2 HP Outboard; Kenmore BBQ; Skiboose; 2 Ton Floor Jack; 5 Piece Selkirk Chimney; Electric Supplies; Chicago 14 inch Chop saw; PowerÀst 5000 Watt Generator; Tec Cable & Triplex; Tap & Die Set to 3/4 inch; Lincoln AC Welder; Chicken Brooder Feeder & Waterers; G&H Bench Grinder; Welding Table; Antique School Bell; Sears Bench Grinder; Hand Post Driver; Engine Hoist

Apt/Condo for Rent 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.

FOR RENT Upstairs of 3 bedroom house. Utilities included, shared laundry. Available immediately, references required. $900 per month (780) 307-4370

MUST SELL

2700 Sq Foot Waterfront home 6.88 acres on beautiful Tchesinkut Lake.

DIRECTORY

Auctions

Priced for a quick sale $295,000

Mobile Homes & Parks

LAKES DISTRICT & AREA

BUSINESS

250-847-7928 Cell 250-877-2434

2 level, 2,200 sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Manicured lawn and flower beds. Detached garage, work shop/wood shed, plus a second detached garage, storage shed and covered RV storage. 80 ft. dock, boat launch. 280 ft. of lakeshore, 3.8 acres, very private setting located at the end of Uncha Lake Road.

Mobile Homes & Parks

$140,000 (250) 692-3403 7pm - 9pm evenings For Sale By Owners because of old age No Leans

Trucks & Vans

100% Financing available O.A.C.

UNCHA LAKE LAKESHORE PARADISE

Homes for Rent 12 ACRE HOBBY FARM AND KENNEL

Trucks & Vans

MUST SELL

Merchandise for Sale

12 x 40 Atco Trailer with office, living room, kitchen, full bath, on natural gas

Asking ...

$8,500

obo

100% Financing available O.A.C.

250-847-7928 Cell 250-877-2434

Dawn Burns 250-845-8959 Sullivan Motor Products Ltd. Highway 16, Houston 1-800-665-3151 • www.sullivangm.com Northwest’s Largest Volume Dealer for a Reason!!

“Check Us Out”

Greg Kingcott Distributor for the Lakes District area

• Design Consultation • Reno & Installation Available

Phone: 250-692-7789 Visit our website for door style options and colours:

www.vanwaycabinets.com

www.superiorpropane.com

TOLL FREE

1-877-873-7467

Starting a Business? Expanding Your Business? The Comfor/CFDC Developmental Lending Program can help! For more information, call 1-800-556-5539

Plus many items too numerous to mention. Consignments welcome until sale time. Terms Cash

No buyers fees Persons paying for major items with uncertiÀed cheque may be required to leave the item on the grounds until cheque clears the bank.

Kerrs’Auctions

21693 Kerr Road, Telkwa, BC • Lunch on the Grounds Phone: (250) 846-5392 • Not responsible for accidents

SALES AND SERVICE Serving the Lakes District, Houston & Fraser Lake

Phone: 250-692-3294

Until there's a cure, there's us.

Cell: 250-692-0184 Fax: 250-692-0058 Email: kawhite@telus.net

FULLY LICENSED AND INSURED


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Thousands of jobs... Over 3,000 direct construction jobs will be created in British Columbia at the peak of construction. As well, 560 new long-term jobs will be generated in BC.

Millions of dollars for community projects... Over 30 years, more than $1.2 billion in tax revenue for BC can be used to strengthen public services. Enbridge will also provide $100 million to support communities near the pipeline.

World-class safety standards... Carefully planned and built to respect the terrain and wildlife, the pipeline will be monitored 24/7. To protect the waters and coastline of BC, marine facilities will adopt additional navigation aids, increase emergency response capabilities, and implement new land-based radar so that Canada’s Northwest Coast is safer for all marine traffic.

A stronger BC economy with new trade partners... There will be more opportunities and towns will prosper. It will open up global markets for our energy exports and increase Canada’s Gross Domestic Product by $270 billion.

It’s more than a pipeline. Join the conversation at

It’s a path to our future. northerngateway.ca

©2012 Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc.


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