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Churchill awarded for his stewardship Christina Millington Omineca Express Recognized for his noble efforts as a Woodlot Licensee, Mark Churchill was honoured by Nechako Lakes Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) John Rustad on May 22 for his dedication to woodlot management. A cheque for $2,500 was presented to Churchill, winner of the 2012 award for Excellence in Woodlot Management for the Northern Interior Region, at the offices of Rustad here in Vanderhoof. The annual award honours licensees who exhibit leadership and contribution to woodlot management. Woodlot licences are small, area-based, replaceable tenures that combine private land and crown land which is then managed by individuals, groups or First Nations, which enables jobs in planning, harvesting, road construction and maintenance, reforestation, silviculture and small scale timber processing. “I was surprised when I received the award,” said Churchill. “It’s great to receive the award amongst other deserving candidates.”

The award recognizes northern, southern and coastal woodlot licensees for their outstanding efforts and leadership with fellow licensees and the communities they advocate. “Mr. Churchill’s openness to educate and share his knowledge with others is greatly appreciated,” said Rustad. “I congratulate him for his dedication and success.” Churchill has been a part of the community since his family moved to Vanderhoof when he was just 2 years old. Managing a woodlot in Vanderhoof since 1998, Churchill is known for pioneering and executing his vision with reforestation and dedication ensuring manageable wood waste by stockpiling fibre to supply new bioenergy operations. Bio-energy is renewable energy made available from materials derived from biological sources, improving the quality of human life. Churchill attributes his success to fellow woodlot licensees across the province that have pioneered forest stewardship activities. Mark Clark, president of the Federations of BC Woodlot Associations, feels this award

Photo by Christina Millington

Mark Churchill is presented with the 2012 award for Excellence in Woodlot Management by MLA John Rustad, honouring his advocacy as a Woodlot Licensee in Vanderhoof. is well-deserved. “Mark is recognized for his exemplary efforts in woodlot management,” says Clark. “His focus on long-term sustainability and refor-

estation are two major components of achieving a successful, viable woodlot operation.” The Northern Interior award is distributed every year. If there is

someone in the community that you feel should be recognized for their abilities; nominate him or her. Finalists are evaluated by a team with

representation from the Federation of BC Woodlot Associations and the ministry. Nominations are due by Dec. 31, 2013. To learn more about

the Federation of BC Woodlot Associations, visit or woodlot licences, visit or h t h / t i m b e r- t e n u r e s / woodlots/index.htm

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Watch those campfires as ban goes into effect Contributed A fire ban which went into effect May 19 shouldn’t affect most people out for a weekend in the woods, but check to make sure. Effective at noon on Saturday, May 19, Category 2 open fires and fireworks will be prohibited in most of the Prince George Fire Centre to help prevent human-caused wildfires and protect the public. The prohibition covers the entire Prince George Fire Centre with the exception of the Fort Nelson Fire Zone, north of Buckinghorse River. The ban will remain in place until Sept. 30, or until the public is otherwise notified. Specifically, this ban applies to: • The burning of any

material, piled or unpiled, smaller than two metres in height and three metres in width, including burning barrels. • Fireworks. • Stubble or grass fires over an area less than 2,000 square metres. The ban does not prohibit campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller, or apply to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. People lighting a campfire must maintain a fireguard by removing flammable material from around the campfire area, and they must have a hand tool or at least eight litres of water available nearby to properly extinguish the fire. People lighting larg-

er fires or more than two fires of any size must comply with burning regulations and must first obtain a burn registration number by calling 1 888 797-1717. This ban covers all BC Parks, Crown lands and private lands, but does not apply within the boundaries of local governments that have forest fire prevention bylaws and are serviced by a fire department. Please check with civic authorities for any current restrictions before lighting any fire. Anyone found in contravention of an open fire ban may be fined $345 or, if convicted in court, be fined up to $100,000 and sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person may be subject to a penalty of up to

$10,000 and be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs. Anyone planning to conduct burning should ensure that fires are not lit near buildings, trees or other combustible materials. Never burn during windy conditions and ensure you have adequate people, water and hand tools available to prevent fires from escaping. Never leave a fire unattended and make sure it is completely extinguished and the embers are cold to the touch before leaving the area. The Prince George Fire Centre extends from the Yukon and Northwest Territories borders in the north to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, Cottonwood River and Robson Valley in the south, and from

the Alberta border in the east to the Skeena Mountains in the west. Report a wildfire or unattended campfire by calling 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone.

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who sent cards, flowers, food, prayers, and condolences to acknowledge the tragic loss of Steve’s brother, Alan. The amazing support and kindness shown by our dear friends, neighbours, co-workers, and the community at large, was truly appreciated. Sincerely, Steve and Jennifer Little and family

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Protesting toward resolution

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Anthony Haskel, left, Bernice Haskel, Rose Pierre and Victor West Sr. protest outside of the Village Inn Restaurant May 22, drawing attention to their traumatic LeJac residential school experiences.

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BRIEFLY Youth arrested in Chassidy Charlie murder A 17-year-old male has been arrested and charged with second degree murder relating to the death of Chassidy Charlie. The accused was reportedly known to the victim and also lived in the Burns Lake, B.C. area. RCMP announced the arrest last week, after a lengthy investigation into 17-year-old Charlie’s death. The body of Chassidy Charlie was found in her home on January 26, 2011. The North District Major Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Burns Lake RCMP, arrested the young male. “The North District Major Crime Unit would like to thank the citizens 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 in the release. “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.” A3


All in for Maddie Photos by Christina Millington

On the trail to find Maddy Poker Ride had the community and surrounding communities out around the Hogsback Lake area in search of 21-year-old, Madison Scott on May 26. The community pulled together by putting on their walking shoes, starting up their quads and setting out on horseback in search of Maddy, who has been missing since May 28, 2011, in hope of a resolution. The afternoon finished with lunch and prizes at Mapes Hall.

Fire leaves GUF with uncertain future Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier After a devastating fire which destroyed their new recycling centre, Greening Up Fort St. James is looking hard at being able to rebuild. GUF had insurance for the building, but the insurance will not cover the entire cost of rebuilding the structure, and there may now be stipulations as to the type of building they will need to have, which could also drive the cost up. The group presented a short update to Fort St. James District mayor and council last week at the council meeting, but they still had few answers for the council as to

how they plan to proceed. “We really want to find a solution, we don’t want this to be the end,” said Jana Gainor, GUF recycling coordinator. But the group needs to ensure there are going to be adequate funds to rebuild before going forward. Their most immediate need last week was for site cleanup, with the pile of burnt metal and debris causing a bit of a hazard at the site. They thanked the fire department for their work on the fire and preventing it from spreading to other buildings, and they thanked both the community of Fort St. James and the mayor and council for their support. Mayor Rob MacDougall expressed his own support for

the group. “Words can’t express how disappointed I was to see that,” said MacDougall. “The cowardly act of vandalism better not go unpunished.” “Don’t give up,” said MacDougall. “We’re down a bit, but Fort St. James just doesn’t quit so we’ll make it happen again.” Two employees and an independent business with one other employee are now all out of work for the time being. The group was meeting with some of their funding partners to discuss next steps for the society last week. They will be holding a community open house on June 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. as well for the public on the

second floor in the library. They will be inviting new members to join the group and looking for community input into their work. Fort St. James Fire Department was called to the Integris Recycling Centre, along with police and ambulance, at around 2:30 a.m. on May 21. The newly constructed recycling centre was fully engulfed in flame when firefighters arrived. Chief Bennet said the fire appeared to have started in the far (mixed paper) bin and moved from there into the building. Video surveillance from a nearby business is still being examined to attempt to identify possible suspects in

what is now being treated as arson. Members of the volunteer organization arrived at about 6 a.m. the same morning to survey the wreckage and were stunned by the total destruction. The group had worked since 2008 to reach where they were. The centre hosted their grand opening only one month almost to the day before the fire destroyed the facility. The group had recently marked a major landmark in their recycling program, they diverted over 100 merit tonnes from the landfill. They had been bailing over two metric tonnes a week since the purchase of their bailer.


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One year later, Madison Scott case still a mystery Delynda Pilon “It has shaken the entire community of Vanderhoof.” A long year has passed since Madison Scott disappeared from Hogsback Lake Forestry campsite, a year, for her family, filled with missed birthdays, a Christmas, Mothers Day and a graduation. North District RCMP media liaison Const. Lesley Smith said that not only does Madison’s family have to deal every day with her disappearance, but so do all those who love her, her friends and the entire community. Madison went to Hogsback Lake with a group of her friends intent on celebrating a birthday on Friday, May 27, 2011. She set up her twotoned blue tent and parked her white Chevy truck. Everyone left to go home at about 3 a.m. Madison stayed. She has not been seen since. When she wasn’t home by Sunday afternoon police were notified and headed out to the lake. There Madison’s tent and truck were found, but she was not. The family immediately turned to social media and networking sites, trying to find Madison or locate someone who knew where she was. Very soon after that vol-

unteers and Search and Rescue headed out to the site and an intensive search began. The area was combed by people on foot and ATV’s and the lake was searched with sonar. “She’s not in the lake and there was a thorough search of the area,” Smith said. “We believe either she has been taken, or she’s in the area and we just need to find her.” Though sure her disappearance was not a misadventure, there is a vast forest surrounding the area. Smith said one thing people heading out to camp, fish or hike right now could do is simply be aware of their surroundings. If something looks or smells suspicious, go and investigate why. Walk in areas where you commonly would not. Check ditches. Watch for birds congregating or colours that seem out of place. “If you find something, contact the RCMP. Note the coordinates if you have a GPS,” Smith said. “Wherever you are outdoors, keep in mind Madison Scott is missing.” Police also believe someone knows something about Madison’s disappearance though that person might not even be aware of it or think it’s a small insignificant detail. “The family as well as the RCMP know there is somebody out there who has informa-


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Horseback, walkers and quads set out on the look-out for missing 21-year-old Madison Scott around Hogsback Lake area on May 26 with hope of a resolution. tion or has it and doesn’t know it who can help us with the investigation,” Smith said. Getting that information, no matter how insignificant it might seem, may well add the missing puzzle piece in the investigation. The case, she said, relies heavily on witnesses, people who possibly have been too afraid to come forward. “We encourage anyone who remembers the smallest detail to come forward. It could lead us in the right direction.” She said the police

even need to rule out the rumours. They need to hear from the person who had the piece of information rather than a third person. The RCMP continues to be involved with the family and the entire Major Crimes Unit is working the case. The family recently increased the award money. A re-enactment video has been prepared to bring awareness to party goers at the location and is available on the RCMP website.

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Express Central Interior WI panel on violence Submitted Central Interior Women’s Institute The Central Interior WI hosted a Panel on Violence at their yearly convention in Vanderhoof on May 7. The abuse of alcohol, drugs, bullying, the problem of gangs, have all led to violence that is escalating at alarming rates in our community. The panel consisted of individuals who have seen first-hand the effects of violence in our areas. They gave permutations of how their roles in their profession are affected by acts of abuse and violence. Once the panel members had spoken, the discussion was opened up to the audi-

ence, which consisted of Women’s Institute members and invited guests. We had a good selection of speakers and guests including our mayor, counselors, school principles, a representative from our local Safe Home and the Ministry of Families. The conversation that followed this was both informative and serious. It seems that there is no point in denying that there is a problem, the question is what can we do about it? Some of the topics that were discussed were that in many cases the RCMP do not have the power to act; the court system is sluggish, with very few drug offenders ever get-

ting prosecuted. Some of the following were suggested solutions: court times need to be improved with offenders moved through quicker, our town needs more RCMP officers, especially a Drug Enforcement Officer. People are afraid to come forward and report on acts of violence. What are ways to disclose information without risk? Do we need programs in the elementary schools that would educate our children on the perils of drug abuse?

At what age should these programs be implemented? We as a community have to become more aware of what is happening in our communities so that we can begin to solve the problems. We must become involved by going to counselor meetings, taking part in crime watch programs, writing our local members of Parliament, keeping our young people busy and involved. Parents need to know what is going on in their children’s lives

and do not believe for a moment that it cannot happen to you or your family. We have the right and duty to speak up when we see wrong things happening. It takes a whole community to raise and protect its children. The Women’s Institutes are a voice to the government as we are the largest body of women in the world affiliated with the government. WI is an educational organization that works to improve lives in the home, community and around the world. The Central Interior Women’s Institute has set up a bursary at Nechako Valley Secondary School for those students moving on to

Do You Really Need a Colonoscopy? The Doctor Game W. Gifford-Jones Is there any way that you can avoid having a colonoscopy? A survey showed that many believed the test isn’t needed until symptoms occur. Others said their doctor never suggested one, or they were too embarrassed to discuss it. Still others said it was too painful. If you’re thinking this way, think again, it may cost you your life. But there is some good news about colonoscopy. A report from the University of California says it’s time to stop offering this procedure as the only way to diagnose large bowel cancer. Instead, doctors should also be suggesting sigmoidoscopy and the fecal occult blood test (FOBT). So, why this change in thinking? One prime reason is that colonoscopy is always a hard sell. Patients don’t like the bowel preparation, the strong laxative, and drinking copious amounts of water. And many have heard of the discomfort. So why not inform the public of more patient-friendly methods and increase the number of cancers being detected? But does this make sense?

Dr. James Allison, Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, an expert on colon rectal screening, says that colonoscopy, which examines the entire large bowel, has never been proven as the gold standard compared to other tests. For instance, Allison reports there is evidence that sigmoidoscopy, done every five years, is just as effective as colonoscopy every 10 years. A sigmoidoscopy examines just the lower part of the large bowel, requires less bowel preparation, only minimal discomfort and is a much easier sell. Besides, the sigmoid is where most cancers occur. But the big negative is that a sigmoidoscopy will miss cancers that are in the more distant parts of the colon. Two studies are currently in process to see if this thinking is correct. The most patient-friendly test is the annual FOBT used to detect hidden (occult) blood in stool samples. If the home kit detects blood, further tests such as colonoscopy must be done. The FOBT is still the standard test in many parts of the world as it’s less expensive. One problem is its false positive tests due to certain foods, medication or vitamin C. It also produces occasional false negatives that miss

polyps or cancers that in the early stages do not bleed. But is the colonoscopy test always accurate? As one wise sage said, “All that glitters is not gold”. He could have added that colonoscopy, considered the gold standard, provides a glittering look at the bowel, but is not perfect and can miss up to four percent of malignancies. One problem is that cancers in the sigmoid are usually raised polypoid growths that are easy to see and remove. Cancers and polyps in the distant part of the large bowel are often flat, not easy to spot. Doctors also can’t diagnose what is impossible to see. If patients fail to follow the proper routine of cleansing the bowel, fecal matter may hide the cancer from view. The old saying that “practice makes perfect” applies whether you’re a mechanic or

a doctor. Experienced physicians skilled in this procedure are more likely to detect cancerous lesions than less experienced colleagues. So what to do? I remain convinced that the best way to avoid colon cancer is to have regular colonoscopies. Whatever way you cut the cake, malignancies can be missed if the entire colon is not examined. For those who still refuse this procedure, a combination of sigmoidoscopy and FOBT should be done. Studies show that over the age of 50, one in three people develop a polyp that may become malignant. So the best policy is not to play Russian roulette. Have an annual FOBT done, at the very least. It’s illogical to wait for symptoms of malignancy to appear as bleeding may not occur until a cancer is well advanced, has already spread beyond the bowel, with little chance of cure. Over the years I’ve seen too many people leave this planet for using every excuse in the book for not submitting to colon cancer screenings. Remember the story of the camel who stuck his head in the sand. Not a good move for camels or humans. See the web site www. For comments,

careers that help promote non-violence. What did we hope to accomplish with this meeting? We wanted to get a clearer picture of the scope of the problems and how to take positive steps to help solve

them. The Women’s Institute is committed to seeing our community become once again a healthy, safe place to live. For more information on local branches go to

Thank You Diana & Brian Dykstra would like to say a huge thank you to Matt and Barb Mazereeuw, Dave and Christine Walker and Debbie Gatacre for all their time and effort in the auction fundraiser. Thanks as well to Ken Threlkeld and Charlie Belsham for donating their auctioneering expertise. A huge and heartfelt thanks to all the businesses who donated items for the auction. We cannot express how grateful we are to all those who donated to help with the cost of treatment. We feel so lucky and proud to be a part of this great and generous community. Thank you for all your support. Diana, Brian Emma & Abby





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Once upon a summer

Christina Millington Omineca Express That unslighty greenery enveloping your yard as weeds sway back and forth in an effortless taunt reminding you ever so frequently that the job can’t be avoided any longer. Yard work. Yes, it’s that time of year again to dust off the garden tools and head out into the oasis known as your yard. For some, yard work is an inevitable chore that is just that, a chore. Spending countless hours knee deep in dirt on a weekend in a last effort to make your yard presentable seems less than ideal. Summer calls for outdoor adventures, basking in the summer’s sun and relaxing. Slaving away in the heat is not how one should spend their time during the warmer months. I couldn’t help but notice while driving across Canada this month that yard work appeared to have taken a backseat to one’s priorities. Overgrown greenery seems to be the new look many Canadians are going for this summer. The yard is an extension of our

creative self on display for all to see, or aspire to attain. I recall while growing up that the garden was my mother’s “quiet place,” a piece of earth she could look to for solitude - a creative outlet if you will. As a young child, I never understood the joy she found digging through worm-infested soil for that perfect place to plant her masterpiece. I suppose no child, other than a young boy, would find getting dirty fun, for those aspiring princesses, such as myself, gardening wasn’t a forte we were eager to pick up on. Nonetheless, summers often consisted of frequent trips to the beach, running after the Dickie Dee man to roasting marshmallows around the camp fire. Activites often sought-after as a child. Now, being a mature responsible adult my summers consist of, you guessed it, yard work. A summer chore that I look to for solitude, a creative outlet that requires getting a little dirt under my nails. Summer can take on many shapes and sizes depending on what you consider a summer to consist of. Here’s to tackling those overgrown gardens this summer, and re-inventing summer according to you. The perfect excuse to get outside, pull up some grass and let your imagination run wild in a last effort to brighten up your neighbourhood with your masterpiece.

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Finding forgiveness Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier Probably one of the hardest things for humans to do sometimes is to forgive. I was thinking about this since the fire on May 21 which destroyed the Integris Recycling Centre Greening Up Fort St. James (GUF) had built. There are a lot of people who worked very hard, and put a lot of volunteer time as well as investing their hopes to create a better community in order to make the recycling centre happen. It was nearly one month to the day after the grand opening when someone carelessly destroyed years of work in a senseless act.The sheer stupidity of such an act is so heartbreaking for those who have invested so much. I stood and watched as tears were shed by a dear friend as she looked over the charred remains of twisted metal as the firefighters packed up the last of their hoses. It was heartbreaking. Many people are still going through a grieving process, which may seem a bit extreme to some for a building, but the recycling centre truly represented more for the community, because it showed just how much could be accomplished, and how far Fort had come, and what a lot of dedication and hard work could accomplish. Now a senseless act has taken the community right back, to even

worse off than it was before, to where it has to clean up a huge mess to rebuild a facility and to where the momentum of a group has been set back on its heals. It will be rebuilt, the community is behind GUF and will help to make sure it will be back, I’m confident in this, but there is still a large obstacle to overcome financially to make that happen. Then I think of the persons who may have committed this ridiculous act. There is a lot of anger in the community towards them, and the act could potentially have serious life-altering consequences for these people. While anger and frustration at the senseless act they may have committed is only natural, I have reservations when the frustration leads to hostility towards what might be termed wayward youth. Yes, if these people did perpetrate this awful act, they must be taught a lesson, and made to understand the true depth of what they did. Hopefully they can be taught this important lesson before it is too late. In my mind, this might call for a more traditional community form of justice, one which could hopefully teach vandals to value community and hard work. But also one which could help to allow for forgiveness from the entire community they have wronged. The people who burned the facility truly betrayed their community,

taking away jobs and a huge asset for the area. Ideally, perhaps their punishment could be something which may also help the rest of the community to see them again as positive members of the community. There were a lot of people who put in a lot of their evenings and weekends for the past four years to make that recycling centre a reality. Perhaps it might make sense for those who destroyed it to give up their evenings and weekends for the next four to five years for community service. Their contribution back to the community might just help teach them the importance of volunteer work, the huge amount of work needed to actually provide many of the facilities in a small community, and it might help the rest of the community to respect them again. Perhaps a number of years compacting cardboard and mixed paper for the community could help GUF to get back off the ground again, and perhaps there would be some investment into something important to Fort St. James by those who were so tempted to recklessly destroy it. But there is still a lot of work to be done, of course before anythign like that can happen, investigation and hopefully the justice system can provide some satisfaction. Perhaps then the community can find forgiveness and we can all move forward.

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Friday, June 8 Indoor Arena: Beginner Roping ground school 3pm-5pm Parade of Breeds 6pm-8pm Note: More participants needed Outdoor Arena: Barrel Clinic 3pm-6pm (max 10 people) Saturday, June 9 Indoor Arena: Cutting demo starting at 8am Cutting following demo Horse Whisperer 12pm-2pm Barrel Racing 2pm-4pm Team Roping 5pm-9pm Outdoor Arena: Gymkhana demo 9am-10am Regional Gymkhana 10am-12pm Boots & Bits Pony Rides & Face Painting - Noon Regional Gymkhana continued 1pm-4pm Beef BBQ 7pm Musical Entertainment Heavy Horse Arena: Ground to driving 11am-4pm Lower Field: Plowing demo 1pm-4pm Under the Bandstand: Grooming a horse for show - time TBA

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Sunday, June 10 Indoor Arena: Roping 8am-12pm Horse Whisperer 12pm-1:30pm Team Chore Event 2pm-close Outdoor Arena: Gymkhana demo 9am-10am Regional Gymkhana 10am-finish Heavy Horse Arena: Fun Event chore team

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Fort St. James mayor returns from BC Mayor’s Caucus Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier Mayor Rob MacDougall returned from the inaugural meeting of the BC Mayor’s Caucus last week. There were 86 mayors from across the province at the meeting in Penticton, and the take-home message seemed to be better use of existing resources. “I think for us, it’s the infrastructure, and how we’re struggling to maintain it in every community in British Columbia,” said MacDougall. “I think it was unanimous, that each and every one of us were concerned with long-term guaranteed funding so we could plan on doing upgrades annually … it allows us to do up five or 10-year capital plans and follow up on them.” The mayors now hope to meet before the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) Convention in September, with a roundtable set up in the meantime to prioritize the points brought forward at the mayors caucus. “We need to just go and just have a discussion …the time has come to form longerterm partnerships (with other levels of government) and be able to move forward on some of the projects in some of the communities,” said MacDougall. The initial goal will be to form some longer-term partnerships with the provincial governments, and then hopefully to move on to form similar longerterm arrangements with the federal government as well. So far the mayors have put forward the following suggestions of what they would like to see: • Create a Premier’s Round Table with the BC Mayors’ Caucus to discuss public policy changes that affect local government budgets and delivery of services; • Eliminate the ad

hoc granting process in favour of one that is sustainable, accountable, quantifiable and allows for long-term planning by local governments; • Expand the mandate of the Municipal Auditor General to include an examination of the financial impacts of downloading on local governments; • Develop a round table on aging infrastructure that includes federal, provincial and local government participation; • Affirm the core service delivery of each order of government; • Redesign the cost sharing formula for

significant infrastructure projects to reflect the tax revenue distribution; • If services are devolved to local goveranments, a sustainable revenue source for those services must be identified; • Develop a coordinated approach to how social services are delivered into a community; • Call for a full review of ambulance service delivery; • Establish flexibility around the federal gas tax to be goal oriented to the priorities of the specific communities; • Expand the appli-

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The bottom line: Breakfast is crucial Submitted Rebecca Billard A breakfast program at Lakes District Secondary School is benefitting students’ education. Canadian study proves that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and this notion is something that is now being reinforced at Lakes District Secondary School (LDSS). The school launched a breakfast program in March and has since been feeding an average of 70 to 80 students breakfast per day. According to principal Mike Skinner, a study released this month by the Toronto District School Board shows that giving children a nutritious breakfast each morning has a direct impact on their academic performance. The study linked eating a healthy breakfast with increased concentration and improved marks. Skinner said the idea to offer a breakfast program at the school was initiated over a year ago as other schools in the local area were already offering a full or partial breakfast program to their students. “We looked into how funding a breakfast program worked and found that most schools offered a program that was funded by sponsorships and community donations,” he said. It was then discovered that the Breakfast Clubs of Canada, a national not-for-profit or-

ganization, funds school breakfast programs so an application was made. However it was not until this year that grant funding was approved. “Shortly after the Babine Forest Products tragedy we were contacted by the Breakfast Clubs of Canada about the program and I told them we had already applied, but they couldn’t find our application so we resubmitted it. We were approved for close to $20,000 per year in cash, equipment and product coupons,” Skinner explained. He said the product coupons were for items such as Minute Maid juice. “It’s not buy one and get one free, it is for free products.” Up to $3,000 of the funding was allocated to purchasing equipment to help with the operation of the program. “There was a long list of items we could choose from and we chose a commercial toaster, a freezer and some carts and stands for serving,” Skinner said. Last week Rio Tinto Alcan also joined forces with the Breakfast Clubs of Canada and donated $109,000 towards to the program this year for the seven schools in the Rio Tinto Alcan watershed area. Woyenne Kindergarten, Woyenne Primary School, K’ay Skak Higher Learning Centre, Fort Babine Elementary School, Fort St. James Secondary School and LDSS will all benefit from the funding that Rio Tinto Alcan has donated to the program through offering breakfast programs in their

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schools. William Konkin Elementary School already offers a breakfast and lunch program funded through the province’s Community Link program for vulnerable and at risk students. Decker Lake Elementary School and Francois Lake Elementary School don’t fit the Community Link program, guidelines, but have the option of making a request for funding as their numbers of vulnerable students change. Colleen Nyce, Rio Tinto Alcan’s manager of corporate affairs and community relations, said the funding to Breakfast Clubs of Canada will be ongoing. “Our contribution touches the lives of students in a positive way,” she said. The Burns Lake Rotary Club also pitched in to help fund the program, specifically at LDSS, agreeing to provide $20,000 over three years to the school’s breakfast program. “I didn’t just want to offer the breakfast program for one year, the goal was a multi-year program and to have funding stability. It had to be a full-time program, available to all students and for free,” Skinner said, adding that he is confident the school has funds to cover the program for three years. Students, teachers and those working in the school’s concession all

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pitch in to help cook the breakfast, which Skinner said includes fresh fruit, yogurts, toast or bagels and cereal. Once a week there is also a hot breakfast offered. Ron Zayac, Burns Lake Rotary Club member, said, “Our community has had a serious economic impact with the loss of Babine Forest Products. Even before that time, there was a large part of the high school population, that for various reasons came to school hungry. Sometimes students were in a rush to leave or were late, other times there was no food in the house. “LDSS administration recognized this need and wanted to be able to help and so they approached the Burns Lake Rotary Club and we decided to support the program and give it a kick-start for this year. We looked at how we could leverage a longer term financial commitment to the program to make it viable for more than just this year so the Burns Lake Rotary Club is donating $10,000 this year and $5,000 for the next two years, for a total of $20,000, hoping the school will be able to leverage more funds from the donation.” Zayac said, “After the tragedy at the sawmill, our club decided to put on hold a major project we had planned for a multi purpose outdoor arena and then the breakfast program came

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Awards Presented to the Applied Business Technology Program Students at CNC- Nechako Submitted The ABT classroom was the scene of celebration on Friday, May 4 as two students received bursaries from the CNC Scholarship and Bursary fund. Students and instructors were joined by Maureen Mallais, Regional Director, CNC-Nechako for the event. Kelly Baker was the recipient of the $300 College of New Caledonia Endowment Fund bursary, the Nechako Community Endowment Bursary worth $200 and the Rotary Club of Vanderhoof Endowment valued at $250. Kelly has already accepted a position at Advanced Millwright Services Ltd. in Vanderhoof. Tamara Swanson was the recipient of the Jill Vickers Scholarship valued at $500 and a second Rotary Club of

Vanderhoof Endowment of $250. Tamara is a CTC student and will be graduating from NVSS concurrently with her CNC graduation. Maureen Mallais recognized the entire class for their hard work and commitment and acknowledged the businesses and organizations that support the practicum component of this program. Practicums provide students with invaluable hands-on training and experience and also allow the students to see firsthand the way a real office works. The Applied Business Technology Program has become the standard in the Nechako Valley for employers when hiring administrative assistants. Robin Work, general manager, Progressive Employment Services Ltd. says, “This program does much more

than teach clerical skills. It provides those essential skills you expect to find in any effective employee. Of the six individuals we’ve hired from the program, three have since moved up into bigger responsibilities within our company. The skills they’ve gained from the ABT program made that leap possible. Employers in our community know when they hire an ABT graduate that they are adding a well-rounded, capable member to their team”. The 8 ½ month certificate program trains people for employment in today’s business, government, and industrial offices. The program provides students with the skills and confidence to compete in today’s highly skilled work force. Linda Varley, an in-

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Lakeland Mills to restart planer mill PG Free Press Lakeland Mills restarted its planer mill on Monday, May 28 for approximately six weeks. The decision to restart the mill was made in order to process the inventory remaining on the Lakeland Mills site following the explosion and fire at the sawmill on April 23. “I’m happy to be able to say this temporary resumption of activities will allow 22 of our employees to get back to work, even if it is for a short period of time,” said Greg Stewart, president of Sinclar Group Forest Products, of which Lakeland is a division. There is enough lumber to keep the planer mill running for approximately 30 shifts – or one shift per day for six weeks. No decisions have been made on the longer-term future of Lakeland’s operations. “As we have said before, the conditions are good to support a positive decision about whether we will be able to rebuild the sawmill,” said Stewart. “We continue to believe we have the best group of employees in the industry and the business conditions to make us op-

timistic about the future.” The Lakeland sawmill was destroyed in an explosion and fire on April 23 that claimed the lives of Alan Little and Glenn Roche, two Lakeland employees. Another 22 employees were injured in the incident. Two remain

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Security Deposit may be required by Ford Credit based on customer credit terms and conditions. †Until July 3, 2012, receive $500/$1,000/$1,250/$1,500/$1,750/$2,000/$3,000/$4,000/ $4,500/$5,000/$5,500/$6,500/$7,000/ $7,500/$8,000/$8500 in Manufacturer Rebates with the purchase or lease of a new 2012 Focus S, 2012 Fiesta S, 2012 Explorer (excluding Base)/2012 Fiesta (excluding S), 2012 Edge SE, 2012 Flex SE, 2012 Escape I4 Manual, E-Series/2012 Focus (excluding S)/Transit Connect (excluding Electric), 2012 /2012 Mustang Value Leader/2012 Taurus SE, F-150 Regular Cab XL 4x2 Value Leader, 2012 F-350 to F-550 Chassis Cabs/2012 Fusion S, 2012 Flex (excluding SE)/2012 Mustang V6 (excluding Value Leader), 2012 Edge AWD (excluding SE)/ 2012 Expedition/2012 Fusion Hybrid, 2012 Mustang GT (excluding GT500 and Boss 302), 2012 Taurus (excluding SE), 2012 Escape and Hybrid (excluding I4 Manual)/2012 Fusion (excluding S and Hybrid), 2012 Edge FWD (excluding SE), 2012 Escape V6/, 2012 F-250 to F-450 Gas engine (excluding Chassis Cabs)/2012 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) non-5.0L/2012 F-150 Regular Cab (excluding XL 4x2) 5.0L/2012 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew non-5.0L/2012 F-150 Super Cab and Super Crew 5.0L, 2012 F-250 to F-450 Diesel engine (excluding Chassis Cabs) - all Raptor, GT500, BOSS302, and Medium Truck models excluded. This offer can be used in conjunction with most retail consumer offers made available by Ford of Canada at either the time of factory order or delivery, but not both. Manufacturer Rebates are not combinable with any fleet consumer incentives. ***Estimated fuel consumption ratings for model shown: 2012 Focus 2.0L I4 5-speed Manual transmission: [7.8L/100km (36MPG) City, 5.5L/100km (51MPG) Hwy]. Fuel consumption ratings based on Transport Canada approved test methods. Actual fuel consumption will vary based on road conditions, vehicle loading, vehicle equipment, and driving habits. ‡Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions. ‡‡Some mobile phones and some digital media players may not be fully compatible – check for a listing of mobile phones, media players, and features supported. Driving while distracted can result in loss of vehicle control, accident and injury. Ford recommends that drivers use caution when using mobile phones, even with voice commands. Only use mobile phones and other devices, even with voice commands, not essential to driving when it is safe to do so. SYNC is optional on most new Ford vehicles. †††©2012 Sirius Canada Inc. “SiriusXM”, the SiriusXM logo, channel names and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. and are used under licence. ©2012 Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited. All rights reserved.

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Students explore history with fair projects sainthood by the Roman Catholic Church. “One of the things they’re looking at,” Schultz said,” was that after she had been buried for two years, they found her body was uncorrupted.” For her project, Schulz won the Kent Sedgwick Memorial Research Award, and was one of the seven students honoured with a BC Heritage Fairs Stellar Achievement Award.


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Blackwater horses find cooler days in warm conditions

Nechako Notes COMING EVENTS.... Will appear, as space is available, free of charge in this section. Coming events are available to non-profit organizations only.s This area is not intended for thank you submissions or selling products. It is simply a place for non-profit organizations a place to announce upcoming free activities. You can e-mail your item to or by fax (567-2070). Your organizations’ announcement can also be dropped off at our office located at 155 W. Columbia. Decision of the publisher is final. ***

PICTURE THIS....Your activity could be featured in “Picture This.” Snap a photo at your groups’ fundraiser. It could be anything from a car wash to cleaning up our streets. It could even include school activities. Basically people making a difference in our community. Send us your photo by e-mail ( or drop it off at the Omineca Express (150 W. Columbia Street). Please provide a brief description accompanied with the photo. This week’s submission....


Photo by Christina Millington

Horses found their way to a flooded pasture on Blackwater Road to escape the heat indulging in a drink or two.


Church Directory For more information or to join Vanderhoof’s Faith Church Directory

Call Pam at 250-567-9258

The Gospel Chapel 448 Connaught Street 11:00 a.m. Worship Service (Affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of Canada) For more information call


NECHAKO COMMUNITY CHURCH MENNONITE BRETHREN 1393 Highway 16 East (Across from P.J. Collision)

250-567-4960 Sunday Morning Worship 9:30 am Sunday School - 11:15 am Cowboy Church

Last Sunday of the month @ 7:00 p.m.

Our Mission Glorifying God by helping all people move closer to Jesus Christ one step at a time.

Making Jesus known

Vanderhoof Christian Fellowship The Church on the Corner “Giving you a Purpose to live for and People to live with” Worship Service: 10:00 am Small Groups meeting together regularly: We have a place for you to belong! For more information call

567-9198 263 Vanderview Drive For more information visit our website:

The congregation of HOLY TRINITY ANGLICAN CHURCH would like to invite you to a celebration of the 80th anniversay of the Church in Vanderhoof, taking place on June 2nd and 3rd. Come join us for breakfast on Sat, Jun 2nd from 8.30-10.30am, coffee and snacks throughout the day and a BBQ from 5.00-7.00pm. There will be a display of the history of the Parish in the Evelyn Hall. On Sunday, June 3, Bishop Wm Anderson will preside at the 10.30am Church Service, followed by a Potluck Lunch. All are welcome! For further information please call Gwen at 250-567-6744 *** SCREENING MAMMOGRAPHY PROGRAM...will be in Vanderhoof May 31, June 1, 2, and 4, and we are looking for volunteers to help the technicians with this important service. Please call 567-6900 for more information and to volunteer. *** VANDERHOOF MINOR FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION... has a Jamboree on May 30, 2012 from 4 – 6 PM on the NVSS field for players born 1999-2006. For more information contact Eric Lytle 250-5677690. *** CALLING ALL SENIORS... come and join us for carpet bowling or pool - Monday and Thursday afternoons. Come and have some fun! Everybody welcome. Call Oscar for more info: 250567-4582. *** FREE COMPUTER TRAINING AT THE PUBLIC LIBRARY...One hour tutoring sessions Learn to: ·Search the internet ·Send an email ·Use a word processor ·Use a computer with a digital camera ·Social Networking (Facebook, Twitter) ·eReaders and Tablets Call (250)567-4060 to book an appointment or for more information *** IDIDALAP4CANCER ...Noon to Midnight Friday, June 22, 2012 Vanderhoof, BC. Held at NVSS track field. Participate as an individual or build your own team. Direct link to IDIDALAP4CANCER http:cancerevents.kintera. org/ididalap4cancer For more information Email: Proud supporter of the Canadian Cancer Society. *** AL-ANON...Has your life been affected by someone elses drinking? The Al-Anon is for you! Meetings held on

Jesse Brooks kicks around the ball with fellow soccer mates during a game of drop-in soccer at the NVSS fields. Photo by Christina Millington Mondays at 7pm in Community Room at Omineca Safe Home Society. For more information contact Gail at 567-4318. *** VANDERHOOF PUBLIC looking for donations of lego blocks to be used for children’s programs at the library. If you have lego that your kids have outgrown, we would love to put it to good use. Please contact Jenn at 250-567-4060 or email: *** STUART NECHAKO MANOR ...Do you like to walk and be outdoors? Stuart Nechako Manor is looking for volunteers to help with our walking program. If you can commit to half an hour 1-2 times per week please call Marnie at 250-567-6290. *** THE NORTHSIDE WOMEN’S INSTITUTE...meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Newcomers always welcome. For more information call Brenda, 250 567-9705. *** VHF HOSPICE SOCIETY... What are you doing every 3rd Wednesday of each month. Do you have 2 hours to give each month? Are you sensitive to the special needs of those persons at the end stages of life? Want to be part of a great organization that makes a difference in our community then we are looking for you. The Vanderhoof Hospice Society is a not-forprofit charity looking for new volunteer members who will work with the current members to oversee our local Hospice Program. Hospice is a program that offers a support system to persons that are the end stages of life. Our Society has a desire to help others. We are sensitive to the special needs of the dying patient and their families. We do not have personal agendas or “missions” to our Hospice work. Our main fundraising come in the form of donations to our Tree of Life. We are looking for new members to continue this great service. More info call Debbie 567-7956 ***

VHF STROKE RECOVERY... meet at the Stuart Nechako Manor Activity Room - Mondays 9:30 - 12:00 noon (except holidays). Any volunteers who would like to come are very welcome. All stroke recovery members in Vanderhoof and surrounding areas are invited to attend. For more information call Luella at 250-441-0086. *** THE FOOD BANK... is in serious need of food donations. Specifically the following is needed: Canned vegetables, meat, fish, canned milk, sugar, pasta, pasta sauces, soups (we have enough mushroom soup), toilet tissue. *** BADMINTON AT FLESS GYM... Every Thursday at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. come out and have some fun! *** THE VANDERHOOF CANCER SUPPORT GROUP... meets the first Friday of every month @ noon at the The Reid. For more info call Karen @ 567-4828. *** ENDAKO HALL SOCIETY... meets every THIRD Wednesday of the month in the hall at 7:30pm. *** THE YELLOWHEAD DRAFT HORSE ASSOCIATION... is an organization for those interested in light and heavy horse driving. Monthly meetings every second Tuesday of the month. For more info contact: Jon 250-567-8484. *** NECHAKO QUILTERS GUILD... meets the third Tuesday of the month 9:30 am (Sept. - May) at Nechako View Seniors Common Room. Fran Sheeley 567-5254. *** THE FRASER QUILTERS GUILD... meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10am at the Fort Fraser Community Hall. Newcomers welcome. *** HOSPICE TREE OF LIFE... is to honour the living as well as to remember and honour those who have passed on. For more info call Debbie @ 250-567-7956. *** THE FRASER LAKE CAN-

CER SUPPORT GROUP... meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 12 noon in the New Fraser Lake Restaurant. For further information call Judy at 250-699-7763. *** NECHAKO VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY...meets every second Thursday of the month 6:30 pm at the Chamber of Commerce office. *** VANDERHOOF 899 AIR CADET SQUADRON...Cadets will meet every Wednesday night 6:15pm at the Cadet Building on Burrard Street. Anyone age 12 to 18 interested in the Cadet Program is welcome to attend. Any adult interested in assisting in anyway, please contact the officers at the Cadet Building Wednesday night. For more information call Glenda 250567-7574. *** AA MEETING... Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. United Church Hall. 567-8087 or 567-4588 *** FRASER LAKE AA MEETINGS... Tues & Thurs 8:00 p.m. at St. Wilfred’s Church just across from police station. *** ST. JOHN’S HOSPITAL AUXILIARY... meets second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. Call 567-9759 - Edna. *** VANDERHOOF LIBRARY HOURS Tuesday 10:00am to 5:00pm Wednesday 10:00 am to 5:00pm & 6:30 to 8:30pm Thursday 10:00 to 5:00pm Friday 10:00 am to 6:00pm Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm *** FRASER LAKE LIBRARY HOURS Sunday & Monday Closed Tuesday 10am - 4pm Wednesday & Thursday 3pm - 8pm Friday 10am - 4pm Saturday 10am - 2pm *** NVSS BOTTLE DEPOT HOURS Open Mon, Tues, Friday 11am-5pm Saturday 10am-5 p.m. ***


Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Omineca Express

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250.567.9258 fax 250.567-2070 email Announcements 150 W Columbia Street, PO Box 1007 Vanderhoof, BC, V0J3A0

In Memoriam

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FLOW FACTS May 23, 2012

Your In Memoriam Gift is a lasting tribute. Please mail your donations to the address below, and include your name and address, along with the name and address of the next-of kin for an acknowledgment card. Donations can be sent to: HSFBC & Y, 1212 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V2. 1-800-663-2010.

Coming Events

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 inflow 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


Getaways LONG BEACH - Ucluelet Deluxe waterfront cabin, sleeps 6, BBQ. May Special. 2 nights $239 / 3 nights $299. Pets Okay. Rick 604-306-0891

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

TERMS & CONDITIONS Advertisements should be read on the first publication day. We are not responsible for errors appearing beyond the first insertion. NO CASH REFUNDS AGREEMENT: It is agreed by any display or classified advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event that errors occur in the publishing of any advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for the portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and there will be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. DISCRIMINATION LEGISLATION: Advertisers are reminded that provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminated against any person because of race, religion, sex, colour, nationality, ancestry, place of origin, or age unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved. COPYRIGHT: Copyright and/or property rights subsist in all advertisements and in all other advertising material appearing in this edition of the Omineca Express. Permission to reproduce wholly or in any part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or offset process in a publication, must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law.






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 qualifications at under Contract and Employment Opportunities.

Employment Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

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

FOREST Fire Medics and Class 4 or Class 1 Drivers Wanted. Email resume to or fax to 250.785.1896.

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

Preference given to those with: - Building materials familiarity - forklift experience - clear driving abstract & Class 5 or higher - exceptional customer service skills Fax resume to: IRLY BUILDING CENTRE Attn: Barb (250)567-3801


Vanderhoof Specialty Wood Products Fax: (250) 567-5305 Email:

Career Opportunities

Production Supervisor - Burns Lake, BC

Burns Lake and Area – 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 conflict 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 field) in combination with your skill and progressive experience providing mental health services that complements your knowledge of early intervention, prevention and risk reduction strategies. To learn more, visit and to apply, send your cover letter and resume to This position will be posted until filled.

Health Products

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: Send resume to: SBCJOBS Box 1136 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or Fax:250-567-2550

WAIST AWAY the summer days in a new bathing suit. Get your 1st 9 weeks for $99proven results! Call Herbal Magic now 1-800-854-5176.

Help Wanted

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Help Wanted

Available immediately, several employment opportunities at our Finger Joint and Pellet Plant. Shift work will be required. Summer Students are welcome to apply.

Career Opportunities


An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.


Help Wanted


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 To apply please send your resume to: E-mail: No Phone Inquiries Accepted – Closing date June 5, 2012.

NECHAKO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY Posting Number 2012-035 EMPLOYMENT AND SUPPORTED WORK COORDINATOR LOCATION: Vanderhoof JOB SUMMARY: The Employment and Support Work Coordinator reports to the Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) Program Manager and plans, organizes and implements employment services in a variety of community-based settings designed to meet clients’ employment and support work needs. QUALIFICATIONS: ❖ Post-secondary training - Diploma or Certificate in a related Human/Social Service Field or the equivalent combination of eduction and experience ❖ A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a similar environment, including a minimum of three (3) years of supervisory or administrative experience ❖ Must have experience in using small power tools and chain saws EXPERIENCE: ❖ Must demonstrate a capacity to develop and implement employment and supported work plans for clients ❖ Must have an ability to develop business plans and promotional materials ❖ Must have good written, oral and interpersonal communication skills ❖ Demonstrate an aptitude to teach skills and work effectively with others ❖ Knowledge of theory, principles, and practices of working with a vulnerable population ❖ Possess good time management skills SALARY: Based on experience; up to $24.53. CONDITIONS Valid BC Diver’s License (Class 5) OF WORK: Satisfactory Criminal Records Check Level 3 First Aid (or willing to complete within 3 months) Work in a stressful environment, dealing with individuals with special needs A high degree of physical labour is required HOURS OF WORK: Full Time START DATE: As soon as possible POSTING DATE: May 3, 2012 CLOSING DATE: Until filled HOW TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter of interest and current resume outlining your skills and qualifications for the position and include the job posting number: Via email: Fax: 250-567-3939 Mail: Tyrell Arnold, Executive Director Nechako Valley Community Services Society Box 1249, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0

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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

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

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NEW bachelor suites for rent in Fort Fraser @ Last Spike Motel c/w full size f/s,queen sz bed, pine table, chairs & closet utilities incl, 32”HD TV w/sat pkg. Only $650 monthly.PH# 250 699-2776 or 778 2590094

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Silvermill Apartments Secure quiet apartments from $540 per month

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Looking for Roommate Available Immediately Full size house, in town. Everything supplied. I’m only home 1 day a week. Call Joel for more details. $450 Month 250-567-7560 evenings


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Omineca Express

Brought to you by your MLA John Rustad

Pioneers Courageous Battles

Athletes Achieving

Human Interest

Serving the communities of... Endako, Fraser Lake, Fort Fraser, Cluculz Lake, & Vanderhoof

Featuring the spirit of the local people Vanderhoof RCMP recruites a new sergeant Christina Millington Omineca Express Sergeant Jason Keayes confidently steps into the role of sergeant commander with the RCMP Vanderhoof detachment on May 22. Keayes spent a few weeks shadowing former sergeant commander Dave Beach prior to starting the position to gain insight as well as a chance to become familiar with a small town rapport. However, small town interaction won’t be in question by any means, for the native Fort Nelson stems from a small town upbringing. “This wasn’t a promotion its something I chose to do,” says Keayes. “I wanted to come back to a smaller community.” Born and raised in Fort Nelson, Keayes is third generation in his family to serve his country. His grandfather served with the RCMP and his father with the Canadian air force. The uniform holds many responsibilities that require an officer

Photo by Christina Millington

An optimistic Sergeant Jason Keayes steps in as Sgt. Dave Beach steps out for retirement. to manage duties other than the typical patrolling around town or handling unjustified occurrences. “Everyday occurrences are different,”

says Keayes. “I read through files and do a bit of administration work .” Keayes has spent the majority of his policing career servicing the

district of Prince George alongside his wife, a constable investigator for the major crime unit with the Prince George detachment, North District. Currently, Keayes

and his wife reside in Prince George, as they’re many of those whom feel the raft of the real estate market, which leaves Keayes making that daily 2-hour

John Rustad, MLA Nechako Lakes 183 First Street Vanderhoof Tel: 250-567-6820 Fax: 250-567-6822

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commute. “I’m currently commuting from Prince George which keeps me apart from my wife quite a bit,” Keayes said. “I wanted to come

to Vanderhoof. I like it here.” A new town brings new responsibly and Keayes is up to the job bringing his 13 years of experience to Vanderhoof.

Vanderhoof Omineca Express, May 30, 2012  

May 30, 2012 edition of the Vanderhoof Omineca Express