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◆ Pitka Creek spill analysis P. 8 ◆ Driver’s code of courtesy P. 12

◆ Budget Bill bashed P. 3 ◆ Suspicious fire P. 6

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2011 Annual Report The District of Fort St. James will be holding a special meeting on June 13, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the council chambers. The meeting will be to present the 2011 Annual Report, which is required by the Community Charter. Public with questions and comments may attend the meeting and put them forward there. Copies of the draft annual report are available at the District of Fort St. James office or online at MLbpyD.

Dennis Cumberland was out enjoying some calm waters on Stuart Lake last week on his paddle board. The boards are an increasingly popular form of recreation in many areas, with some paddle boarders able to surf ocean breaks on the boards. Not as frequently seen on Stuart Lake, Cumberland enjoys the variety the paddle board offers. He also has a couple of kayaks, but the paddle board provides a bit of a workout for the whole body as the paddler maintains stability using their legs and core muscles. Ruth Lloyd Photo

Hog dewormer used in area drugs

Mail time Post office boxes will be accessible on Saturdays now. As a result of concerns brought forward to council, the local Canada Post Office will be opening the access to post office boxes from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. until further notice.

Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier Crack and powder cocaine are being cut with a hog dewormer, according to local addictions specialists and law enforcement. The veterinary drug is toxic to humans and has been causing unpleasant symptoms in some users, even leading to hospitalization in cases. Infections are a common side effect, but other symptoms include: fever and chills, swollen glands, painful sores in your mouth or anus, skin infection with dark skin patches, sore throat, and pneumonia. Health officials are asking patients to let their health care provider know they have used crack or cocaine if they experience these symptoms or seek medical help. The additive cannot be removed by “cooking” or filtering, and a person cannot determine which additive has been added without chemical tests. A recent information session and public meeting held at the high school provided information to parents concerned about the drug use in the community.

Only a handful of parents attended, but they received information about what signs to look for that may indicate a youth is using drugs. Addictions counsellors told parents to watch for a loss of interest in previous sports or hobbies, changes in their social groups, extreme irritability or moodiness, changes to sleep or eating patterns and a sudden secretive attitude towards his or her space or possessions. The general advice for parents is to get informed on the subject and have a calm talk with their children, maintaining an open door and giving them resources they can go to if they want to get help. If use escalates into serious addiction, parents can look out for failing grades, skipping school and involvement in criminal activity. Some other symptoms by frequent users to watch for are constantly runny nose and touching their nose, extreme weight loss, and sweating (experienced immediately after use). The common trend in many heavy drug users is increased problems in school and relationships. With intense use, impotence or loss of sexual desire can also result. One online resource is the United States Government’s National Institute for Drug Abuse site at:

Fatal dirt bike crash outside Vanderhoof A 14-year-old boy is dead after colliding with a truck while riding his dirt bike outside Vanderhoof.

On the evening of May 31, the crash occurred on Gill Road, east of Vanderhoof. The youth was reportedly

driving the dirt bike on the road then collided with the pick up, driven by a 19-year-old man. Investigators were at the

scene of the crash the same evening and speed was considered a likely factor in the fatal crash. Anyone who may have wit-

nessed the crash or with any information can contact Vanderhoof RCMP or Crimestoppers at 1-800-822-8477.


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Film Gala for Fort

Andy Sundahl did an amazing job presenting the films his Visual Arts Media and Tech students created as part of an assignment to produce films on the theme of “My Fort St. James.” The films were a broad range of topics and styles, with some very personal and some very comedic in their approach to depicting the community. The completed films were shown at a film gala at Fort St. James Senior Secondary School on May 25, with the students receiving accolades from Emily Colombo, economic development officer for the District of Fort St. James, which sposored the film projects. Joanne Malo, who acted as a consultant for the youth, also helped present the films to the audience. Ruth Lloyd Photo



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Seniors Ctr Lunch 11:30 - 2pm

8 Beach Volleyball Registration Deadline, Call 996-8233 FSJSS Grad

Ladies Night Golf and Dinner, 4pm

9 Electronic Recycling Collection, 10-3pm @ Integris Prkng Lot


Council Meeting 7 p.m. Seniors Ctr Lunch 11:30 - 2pm

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16 FSJSS Awards 15 LIVE Music by Ceremony Brandon Isaak, FSJSS Prom Summer Rec Prgms 8:30pm @ Stones, Registration, 6-8pm $15 Tix @ Dstrct @ Dstrct Office Office, Enterprise Ctr & Stones Ladies Night Golf and Seniors Ctr Lunch Dinner, 4pm 11:30 - 2pm 21 Chamber of 22 23 Commerce AGM National Aboriginal Day Celebration @ Seniors Ctr Lunch NHS FREE ADMISSION 11:30 - 2pm Ladies Night Golf and Dinner, 4pm 28


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Cullen argues against “Trojan Horse Bill” Bill C-38 has Skeena-Bulkley MP Nathan Cullen concerned for a number of reasons Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier Skeena-Bulkley MP Nathan Cullen is not hopeful the Conservatives will make any changes to the Budget Bill. Bill C-38, or the 2012 Budget Bill introduced by the Conservatives is being called the “Trojan Horse Bill” and Cullen is not happy with how the government is handling it. “The government so far said they’re not willing to change a period or a comma in the 425 pages,” said Cullen. According to Cullen, the committee examining the budget is only spending about 15 minutes for every act of parliament being impacted by the bill. “Some of these laws are 60-100 years old and are very important,” he said. Within the budget bill are many changes to other legislation, with wide-ranging impacts, many of which concern environmental groups and others. Four previous fisheries ministers have come out in opposition to the deep cuts and changes to the Fisheries Act, and Cullen was question-

ing Prime Minister Stephen Harper last week pagne celebrating how smart they are, but they in Parliament why he was disregarding their buried it in 425 pages for a reason.” advice. Cullen said so far the Conservatives have Former Conservative fisheries minister been unwilling to negotiate with the opposition Thomas Siddon was one of those who came out parties on any changes. opposing the changes, saying the changes were As the Opposition House Leader, Cullen has “not becoming of a Conservative government” found it “very frustrating in that this government and he was asking Harper to consider the im- has been showing more arrogance than intellipacts. gence in saying it’s their way or the highway.” Environmental reviews and screenings The changes also concern Cullen because he would reportedly see some large changes in sees them as long-lasting. volume should the Budget Bill go through as “These changes will hit home,” he said. planned. “They’re not just going to last a year, by the According to Cullen, there are now between way. Most budgets, the changes that happen, four and six thousand screenings and environ- you can sometimes fix the following year, these mental assessments done of proposed projects ones may go for a generation or more, they’re every year. With the changes the Conservatives profound.” are putting forward, the number would go to 20 or 30 total. “How that makes for a healthier economy and environment is beyond me, I don’t understand,” said Cullen. DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING SERVICES FORT ST. JAMES Call 1-877-764-6829 for more info “If they were proud of the changes they were making to the Fisheries Act, trust Keeping our workplace safe me, it would be a standing bill, it would *Pre-employment *Pre-access *Post incident *Random *Court Ordered have all sorts of balloons and cham-


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Injunction ends blockade

The McLeod Lake Indian Band has obtained a court injunction to remove band members who blockaded the band office last week. “The democraticallyelected leadership of the McLeod Lake Indian Band is not going to debate in the news media the group’s false and misleading nonsense while they hold the band office ransom,” said Chief Derek Orr in a press release issued Saturday. “This group represents four per cent of the total band membership. This group needs to obey the court order so the leadership can serve band members and manage band assets and businesses.” The disgruntled band members are upset with precedent-setting revenue-sharing agreement signed in 2010 between the band and Terrane Metals, which would see the band earn money from the Mount Milligan mine. Named in court order are Vene Solonas, Justin Chingee, Matthew Chingee, Harry Chingee, Agnes Solonas, Lawrence Solonas, Ralph (Jimmy) Chingee, Patrick Prince, Calvin Inyallie, Lester Michael Chingee, Doug-

las Chingee, and other persons unknown. “The defendants are effectively assaulting all individuals who would

otherwise gain access to the McLeod Lake Indian Band offices,” reads the statement of claim for the injunction.


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DISTRICT OF FORT ST. JAMES ANNUAL MEETING ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2011 The Council of the District of Fort St. James will hold a Special Meeting on June 13, 2012, starting at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers at 477 Stuart Drive West, Fort St. James, BC. The purpose of the meeting is to present the District of Fort St. James Annual Report for the year 2011, pursuant to sections 98-99 of the Community Charter. Submissions and questions regarding the Annual Report will be heard by Council at this meeting. Copies of the draft Annual Report are available for public inspection at the Municipal Office, 477 Stuart Drive West, during office hours (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). The report is also available to view on the District of Fort St. James website at http:// Kevin Crook, Chief Administrative Officer


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Once upon a summer

Poker Ride for Maddy

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 gar-

den 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 worminfested 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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Dear Editor Re: Anniversary poker ride event for Madison Scott, missing since May 28, 2011 We are overwhelmed with the success of the poker ride for our daughter, Maddy, held May 26 at the Hogsback Lake campsite near Vanderhoof where she mysteriously went missing over a year ago. The poker ride was held to keep the awareness going that she is still missing. Our thanks go out to the participants; over 300 ATV’s, 90 horses and riders and 130 walkers! We are so thankful for the generosity of the Mapes Hall Association and the Mapes community for helping to host this event. We couldn’t have started this event without our Team Maddy, comprised of family and friends, who planned, organized and held this event to continue with hope that Maddy will be found. We also thank the businesses and individuals who donated generously toward this event with prizes, resources and support. Thank you many times over to all of the participants, businesses and volunteers who made this event successful. Our appreciation also goes out to the RCMP who have worked intensively on Maddy’s case this past year. After a difficult and heartbreaking year our biggest request remains that whoever knows the truth lets it be known so we can have our daughter home. We are confident that, living in an area of kind, generous and compassionate people, that Maddy will be home soon. Thank you to everyone, this past year, that has helped us continue our search for her. Sincerely and gratefully Dawn and Eldon Scott

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NEWS LEFT: The Men’s House on Nak’azdli Reserve was damaged in a suspicious fire last week. The suspected arson is the second such fire in a week, but there is no reason to believe the two are connected, according to RCMP.


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Second fire in a week Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier Nak’azdli will be looking for a new site for their Men’s House. After a fire last week, the old location will be too damaged to use for the time being, and Nak’azdli Band Manager Reuben Blackwater said Nak’azdli is searching for a solution. “Everything’s kind of on hold right now,” said Blackwater. One staff member is currently not working until a new site can be found. The Men’s House offered support for men and various day programs from working with addictions issues to just giving men a place to gather and get support. On May 27, 2012 at approximately 4 a.m. the Fort St. James RCMP and Fort St. James Fire Department responded to a structure fire on the Nak’zadli First Nations reserve. Upon arrival fire crews found the front of the Nak’zadli Men’s Drop In Center on fire. The crew of 10 fire fighters quickly extinguished the blaze, but not before significant damage was done to the exterior of the building. The nature of this fire is considered suspicious and is being actively investigated by the RCMP and the Fort St. James Fire Department. “Although the interior of the building was not damaged from the flames there was significant smoke & water damage, ” stated Staff Sergeant Paul Thalhofer. “ The damage to the building is estimated at $45,000.” If you have any information that will assist the police in their investigation please contact the

Fort St. James RCMP at (250) 996-8269, Fort St. James Fire Department or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Though it was the third fire in a couple of months, and the second within a week, Thalhofer said there is no reason to believe the fires were connected at this time. There are possible sus-

pects in each case, but it may take time before there is any resolution in the investigations. “It’s not like CSI … it does take a lot of time,” said Thalhofer. The previous arson fires included the abandoned house on the Low Road on Nak’azdli Reserve and the Integris Recycling Centre.

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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.

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LEFT: A map provided by E n b r i d g e shows a possible spill pattern which might result from a full bore rupture of the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline which would pass south of Stuart Lake and cross Pitka Creek and Stuart River along its route.














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Enbridge analyzes spill potential into Stuart Lake Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier A response provided by Enbridge for the potential for oil to end up in Stuart Lake did not satisfy a local man. An inquiry into how a pipeline rupture could impact Pitka Creek and the downstream Stuart Lake came up short for Kelly Izzard, when the map indicating the potential spill area cut off right at the boundary of Stuart Lake, leaving the large lake out of the equation. “It was patently obvious that the map they provided the [Joint Review Panel] cut off the result at the boundary of the map,” said Izzard. Enbridge initially said their modelling did not show a spill near Pitka Creek reaching the lake. So Izzard insisted they revisit their analysis when the company came to the community for a public meeting in December of 2011. Recently, after another email from Izzard, the company responded, saying they did revisit their analysis for modelling the possibility for a break in the pipeline in the vicinity of Pitka Creek. In their subsequent analysis, bitumen from the pipeline could end up in Stuart Lake in the case of the complete rupture of the pipeline, depending on flow rate

and time of year. But the analysis will change again, according to Paul Stanway, spokesperson for Enbridge. “This is a work in progress,” said Stanway. He said the maps for the Pitka Creek area will continue to change over time and the company will be integrating mitigating measures into their design. Some specific measures would not be determined until after the project received approval, however, as the more exact engineering does not get done until then. “When you get down to the detailed engineering … it gets very expensive,” said Stanway. The analysis to create the latest map used annual mean flow rates and a complex physics formula taking into consideration stream flow rate and the flow rate of the bitumen from

the pipe while also factoring in an estimate of how long it would take a control room operator in Edmonton, where the

pipeline would be monitored from, to detect the rupture and shut down the pipeline. Continued on Page 9

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Their original response to Izzard indicated the company did not expect a rupture above Pitka Creek to enter into Stuart Lake, but their second response indicated they had improved some of their modelling of a potential spill and the company had increased the possible response time for a control room operator in Edmonton to detect the leak and shut down the line from five minutes to 13 minutes. “The reality is that in the event of a full-bore rupture, we expect the control centre operator to very quickly receive data from a number of sensors along the pipeline and respond very quickly to isolate the pipeline,” said Ray Doering, Enbridge engineering manager for Northern Gateway, in his response to Izzard. “We have taken a very conservative approach by using a 13 minute isolation time in this latest spill trajectory modelling and mapping.” The company did experience a much longer response time after a break in a pipeline in Kalamazoo, Michigan, which spilled into the Kalamazoo River. But Stanway points out the pipeline there was much older and he said improvements have been made concerning control rooms in Edmonton, where personnel are supposed to be picking up those leaks and ruptures. “The reality is that would not happen,” said Stanway. He said the company has learned a lot since the Kalamazoo, Michigan spill, and typically a pipeline built now would have a lot more shutoff valves. While the response shows to Izzard Enbridge is working to identify potential impacts on areas of consequence along the pipeline route, he said he does still have some reservations about how the engineers are modelling the risk using an annualized approach to the flow of the creek to calculate the potential impact. “When they develop their protocols and strategies for addressing a potential spill in Pitka Creek, it has to be focussed on when the hazard is greatest and that is during peak flow and then their response times have to be commensurate with that,” said Izzard. “If they can’t do it then they have to come up with some other mitigating approach, something which reduces the likelihood of a spill ever occurring.” Izzard was interested in the impacts on Stuart Lake because he said wants people in the area to be aware of the risks of the proposed development so they can make informed decisions about whether or not they see the risks outweighing the benefits or vice versa. “Ultimately, what I want to see is, a debate about the project,’ said Izzard. “It’s merits, its risks, at all levels, whether it be globally, federally, provincially and in some cases, most importantly, locally - in these areas of consequence where people’s lives potentially are effected directly.” Public concerns over pipelines increased last week when a Pace Oil and Gas pipeline in northern Alberta ruptured and a spill of oil and water estimated at 22,000 barrels leaked onto the Alberta muskeg. The spill reportedly went undetected for days and was eventually discovered after another company’s airplane flew over the area and spotted it from the air.

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Featuring the spirit of the local people Putting it on paper Concerned citizen helps develop a drivers code for the area Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier The saying goes, common sense isn’t necessarily common knowledge. Or something to that effect. Gretchen Vogelsang had similar impressions after working for the past five or more months on a “Common Code of Courtesy” for drivers in the area. Vogelsang began the idea after a few scary drives on her daily commute to and from town on the North Road had her thinking other drivers on the road, both commercial and residential drivers, might be having similar experiences, or similar frustrations. So she called a meeting with a number of the key players involved in traffic on the route and in the area, from Mount Milligan to logging contractors to forestry and the Ministry of Transportation

and Infrastructure. “I was really looking for their expertise and their knowledge,” said Vogelsang. “Because it was really about resource and domestic, and I am not knowledgable about big traffic.” So expertise she got, with 35 people giving her feedback and input as she developed the code. “The licences and the contractors - I can’t even discuss how wonderful they were,” she said. After around 10 drafts and a lot of emails back and forth, Vogelsang finally had an end product giving area drivers some guidelines to try and adhere to. “I could not have done it without everybody else,” said Vogelsang. After all the talk and all of the work, Vogelsang said it really boils down to common sense. “I think it takes all that work to get everybody’s common bit of sense into one piece of paper,

Common Code of Courtesy The responsibility of all traffic in Fort St. James: pedestrian, cyclist, domestic/tourist, or resource/industry

1. We all need to “Share the Road” • all groups mentioned above are on area roads at any given time, so expect them use common sense when using roads: walk with children curb side, don’t drive in middle of road, etc.

2. Be Visible all traffic (pedestrian included) should be easily identifiable, day or night

3. Respect the BC Motor Vehicle Act speed limits, passing, tailgating, cell phone use

4. Adjust behaviour for weather conditions weather conditions can be extreme, adjust behaviours accordingly

5. Know the Area You’re In • inform yourself as to location of industry/resource inform yourself as to local radio channels that exist to promote safe driving conditions no radio controlled roads in area. inform yourself as to potential hazards when planning excursions

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Together we can make Fort St. James a safe, profitable place to live, work and visit. because not everything is common to everybody,” said Vogelsang. Many of the licences and contractors have committed to having the code in their hiring packages for new employees who may be driving in the area, and Mount Milligan has committed to having the code available in their kiosk at the Rainbow Connector Road. Two Prince George contractors have even commitGretchen Vogelsang drives in from Pinchi Road every weekday with her ted to discussing the code at two children, Ursan (left) and Brynn (in arms). Ruth Lloyd/Caledonia Courier staff meetings.

The new code is one step, and while Voeglsang knows it’s not the “magic bullet” to fix all that is wrong with traffic in the community, she thinks it will help. “The road is still a serious concern,” said Vogelsang, referring to the recent incidents on the North Road where a grader was stuck. The resulting ruts from the grader were still not fixed a week later, as the paper was going to press last week, resulting in single lane traffic in that particular spot. With the sheer increase in volume of traffic, principally the large commercial traffic, she knows the

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process to educate both domestic and commercial traffic will take some time, as the area drivers adjust to the changes and sharing the road with each other. So far, she has not seen large changes in her drive to work everyday, but there are changes. “I’ve certainly seen changes in peoples awareness,” said Vogelsang. She gets waves from resources drivers she meets on the road, and feels drivers are watching out for each other a lot more. “Do I think it’s going to continue to change, ya I do,” she said. “I’m hopeful.”

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