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By Dan Mesec Smithers/Interior News

Smithers Mayor, Taylor Bachrach, was in Penticton, B.C. last week for the inaugural BC Mayors’ Caucus to discuss common issues B.C. municipalities are facing today. Responsible for providing communities with 60 per cent of their infrastructure, municipalities are feeling the pressure of services downloaded to the them by the federal and provincial governments. Over the three-day conference, B.C. municipalities looked to forge a new deal with the provincial and federal governments to provide services their constituents expect. As Surrey Mayor, Dianne Watts put it, “The current model is

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broken and as Mayors we need to meet to discuss a collaborative approach.” With over 80 mayors in attendance the inaugural meeting allowed mayors, north and south, to collaborate on solutions for common issues facing their communities. “The caucus was a great opportunity to network with other mayors and come up with strategies to address our shared issues,” Bachrach said. “Local government is efficient at delivering services, but the downloading of services has created challenges for us in fulfilling our mandate.” This past year the federal government downloaded even more costs to municipalities, including a tax increase for the local RCMP detachment. It was an unexpected surprise that municipalities have no control over. Eliminating unconditional transfer payments from the province to local governments is just another pressing issue for communities that was discussed at length during the conference. See MAYORS on p. A4

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Saturday, June 9 at 1 p.m. a walk begins at the Lake Kathlyn School parking lot. It’s neither a fundraiser nor a cause

for celebration. It’s a walk to keep alive the memory of Ramona Lisa Wilson, a 16-year-old Smithers girl who went missing 18 years ago. She was eventually found to be the victim of a homicide.

It’s a walk intended to shed light on what may have happened to the teenager after the day she went missing, June 11, 1994. The walk will end with prayers, about an hour later, when those gathered stop

at Yelich Road where Ramona’s body was found, April 9, 1995, in a wooded area just west of the Smithers Airport. Last year, according to Ramona’s sister, Brenda, over 100

people walked with her family to pay their respects and to help the community heal. “It’s been quite difficult for the rest of my family because there’s just no closure and it’s hard to cope with that,” Wilson

said. “I can see it taking a toll on my family, my mom, my brothers and I’m just hoping the answers will come forward before something happens to them. See MEMORY p. A3

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Closure for family can only come with answers “For myself, I’m more on a path where this has happened. “All I can do is prevent it from happening again by bringing some awareness to something as tragic as this that happened in our community.” Ramona was the youngest of six siblings. At the time of her disappearance, Ramona was described as aboriginal, 5’ 1” (155 cm), 120 pounds, (54 kg) with black hair and brown eyes. Brenda described her sister differently, as a bubbly, funny and a very compassionate person. According to the RCMP website, Ramona ran errands in Smithers on the day of her disappearance, returning home around noon. Ramona planned to go out that night to some graduation parties.

She told her mother she was likely going to be staying with her best friend. When the family hadn’t heard from Ramona the following day, they were concerned and a search for her began. Brenda Wilson said Ramona loved to help people and one of her ambitions in life was to become a psychologist. “She was involved in sports, worked in a restaurant and was a peer counsellor,” Brenda said. “Ramona was always busy.” Although the walk ends with a gathering at the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Hall, 3955 Third Avenue, the issue of missing and murdered women will not end, it won’t go away without a lot more attention focused on it. Cpl. Annie Linteau, of the RCMP “E” Division Strategic Communication

Section, said they’re currently investigating the homicide or disappearances of 18 women. “There’s nothing new in this investigation,” Linteau said. But anything new potentially leading to answers for her family is what Brenda Wilson hopes for every year when this walk takes place. “It’s hard to think of the future but we have to look in that direction,” she said. “Always hoping the answers we need will come forward so that we can be at peace. “Ramona is no longer here but she’s in my heart and always will be. “We have to be able to move on and try to keep everybody safe in our community.” If you have information about Ramona Lisa Wilson’s disappearance or murder, however insignificant it might


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Smithers Mayor, Taylor Bachrach, joined mayors from other B.C. municipalities to discuss new ways of accomplishing their goals in light of reduced funding from senior levels of government. Contributed photo

Mayors want input MAYORS from A1 “It’s getting tougher to provide all the service a community wants and needs,” Mayor of Prince George, Shari Green said. “Costs are rising and revenue sources are limited.” Based on similar mayors’ caucuses throughout North America and Europe, B.C. mayors felt it was time to make their voices heard about the changing dynamics of their communities and the abilities to fund local projects that elevate the standard of living for all residents. “Hopefully other orders of government will hear our unified message that the status quo relationship is not working well for our communities,” Bachrach said. In part, municipalities find it hard to finance their work as other levels of government put more and more responsibilities on the shoulders of local officials. However, following the BC Mayors’ Caucus, communities hope they’ve set the stage for the provincial and federal governments to take note

that it’s time for a change and it starts on the local level. “The key message is that we require a seat at the table so we can find more efficient ways of meeting our communities needs,” said Bachrach. The current ‘grant game’ makes it hard for communities to plan for infrastructure improvements, we think there’s a better way.”

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Cunningham: A true skiing legend By Marvin Beatty Smithers/Interior News


ith all due respect to the Hudson Bay Mountain slogan, “It’s always been about the powder,” long-time Smithers resident Rod Cunningham believes hitting the slopes offers much more than great snow. “We always have a lot of fun up there,” Cunningham said. “I like to meet people and I think it’s about the fun and friendship we have.” Cunningham received a free 2012-2013 season pass after becoming the fifth recipient of the Legendary Local program from Hudson Bay Mountain. Nancy Treiber, general manager of Hudson Bay Mountain, said the program is about giving back to the community for the great support they receive from locals year after year. “We wanted a way to say thank you and recognize those people who have been really supportive of the mountain,” she said. “We don’t sit in the office and decide who the Legendary Local should be. “We let everyone who purchased a 2012/2013 season pass during the local sale get a vote for who they think embodies the spirit of Hudson Bay Mountain.” It’s clear Cunningham is a fixture on the mountain. “Since I retired, a bunch of us get together and go, especially for Thrilling Thursdays,” he said. “They have town sponsors with draws and prizes like hats, jackets, toques, that sort of thing. The hill gives away free appies and you get tickets for drinks and things, too. We always go on Thursday even if it’s raining, windy, or snowing, whatever. “We often go up on the weekends, too. It’s quite a bit of fun.” Cunningham has celebrated birthdays on the hill and also enjoyed building entries for the Dummy Downhill competitions. One of them even made an appearance at a fall fair parade after successfully surviving its downhill plunge. Cunningham grew up on the prairies and jokingly said that there weren’t many hills for him to ski as a youngster, which is probably why he enjoys it so much here. A former resident of Prince George and Nanaimo, Cunningham moved to Smithers in 1963, pursuing his

Rod Cunningham, 81, is this year’s winner of the Legendary Local season pass to Hudson Bay Mountain. Contributed photo

career as a meat cutter. He worked for Super Valu for a number of years and then worked about another 20 years with West Fraser. Throughout it all, there was skiing. “I had my first pass for the whole year, both my wife and me, in 1984/1985,” Cunningham said. “My kids all skied up there, too.” Now 81 years young, his best days of skiing might still be ahead of him. For many people Cunningham’s age, fun might be a leisurely stroll or a game of Bridge but he played hockey for more than 30 years, which has probably contributed to his ability to keep skiing long after many others have hung up their boots. Cunningham is modest and said he mostly sticks to the easier runs, but that statement doesn’t quite gel with the fact that in the 2009 Schuss Boomer competition, he

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was clocked on radar at 62 kilometres per hour. Cunningham said the staff at the mountain are really good at what they do and credits instructor Glen Curley with helping him along with his skiing ability. New to the Legendary Local program this year are some permanent additions to a few chairlifts. “We’re bringing all five legendary locals together and we’re going to have each of them come up with a phrase,” said Treiber. “Their names and the phrase will go on plaques attached to the first chairs on the Skyline chairlift.” Cunningham is very appreciative of the free pass but for him it’s about getting back to the hill when the snow flies again. “It was pretty neat,” Cunnigham said. “I got my money back and have more chances to go up and have more fun.”

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f a tree falls in the forest, does anybody hear it? The age-old question. If 4000 trees fell in the forest, would anybody hear it? If a pipeline ruptured in the middle of nowhere would anybody hear it, would anybody know it? Simple questions and yet no good answers, not good enough to support the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project. Running an oil pipeline through the headwaters of the major rivers that feed northern British Columbia doesn’t make sense and typifies a lack of respect for all those communities and the people who rely on the rivers. The plan also shows a lack of respect for First Nations communities on whose land the pipeline will cross and again the sacred headwaters that nourish so many communities. The headwaters and the rivers they feed also feed the ocean, carrying nutrients accumulated along the way, nutrients that help sustain nearshore ecosystems. The plan also shows a lack of human ingenuity, the pipeline, although I’m sure it is a complicated venture to build, is the simplest and more importantly cheapest way to move the oil from Alberta to Kitimat and beyond. For all of those reasons I applaud efforts like the 4,000 Reasons festival, celebrating opposition to the Northern Gateway pipeline. But my fear is 4,000 reasons just isn’t enough. Translated into votes, 4,000 is a drop in the bucket and I’m pretty sure Stephen Harper and the folks at Enbridge know this. How else would you explain the reckless abandon with which the federal Conservatives are erasing any semblance of oversight on fisheries and habitat, muzzling scientists and making huge promises to China. In the end, there should only be one reason why the Northern Gateway pipeline plan should be stopped - because the majority of Canadians don’t want the pipeline. So, to Jenny Lester, Mark Perry, Rachelle Van Zanten and the other artists at Saturday’s show, great show by the way, keep singing, sing as loud as you can and as often as you can until the Conservatives have just one reason to abandon the Northern Gateway pipeline. Canadians need to hear the tree fall in the forest. - Percy N. Hébert/Interior News

Liberals need to be open and transparent


f you were looking for an example of the BC Liberal’s unfocused, some would say chaotic, approach to the recently concluded spring sitting of the provincial legislature then the Animal Health Act saga captures the scene. Debate began on the legislation in early May. The government said Bill 37 was their attempt to address “comprehensive disease management” for farmers, including fish farms. Trying to improve our ability to respond to animal disease outbreak through updated provincial powers is commendable, as we in the Official Opposition

made clear. Public trust in food systems is critical for the economic viability of farms such as ones in the Bulkley and Kispiox Valleys. This important and lengthy Bill was one of 14 crammed into the last 15 days of the legislative sitting that began in February. In what turned out to be a fortunate set of circumstances, the Animal Health Act got lost in the shuffle of last-minute legislation which gave BC NDP MLAs a few more precious days to analyze its far-reaching implications. And that is when it became apparent some serious oversights were made in drafting by the BC Liberals, or some other agenda was at work.

GUEST VIEW Doug Donaldson Section 16 of Bill 37 made it illegal for persons with knowledge of a reportable disease outbreak from communicating that information publicly or they would face serious punishment – up to $75,000 fines and two years in jail.

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People like journalists and independent scientists would be “gagged” from discussing details such as where the outbreak occurred and the type of disease. Government employees, animal health inspectors and laboratory employees faced similar sanctions. It still isn’t clear why the BC Liberals believe shutting down citizens’ abilities to publicly report serious disease outbreaks, or eliminating access to information rules regarding government employee’s decisions, assists with building trust and responding to outbreaks in a “comprehensive” manner. And it certainly doesn’t support Premier Clark’s “open

and transparent” government slogan. Public outcry, combined with BC NDP agriculture critic Lana Popham’s efforts, caused the government to table an amendment to Section 16 just last week, two days before the legislature wrapped up. But it never came up for debate. Interestingly, the Animal Health Act died on the legislature order papers last week and will have to be reintroduced by the BC Liberals at a future session, perhaps in the fall. Whether that was by design or accident is unknown. Just another sign of the chaos within the BC Liberals. Doug Donaldson is the NDP MLA for Stikine.


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OPINION Online poll results Should an unemployed person be forced to accept employment paying 70 per cent of their usual wages? Yes 85%

No 14%

MIAKE ELLIOTT “We have a recessed economy, there isn’t a lot of jobs, so everyone should be highly qualified for what they’re getting.”

Quebec students subsidized by western Canada There aren’t any strong objections by the Premiers or the citizens of those provinces. Do you feel this is fair? Then let your MP and Prime Minister know how you feel. Ken Kellington, Devon, Alberta

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Should an unemployed person be forced to accept employment paying 70 per cent of their usual wages?

Moose numbers and permits don’t match




“Yes, if they’re not working they should take the job.”

“Yes, if it’s going to get them work and off EI they should take the job.”

“Absolutely, if your not able to get a job in your field, but have an opportunity to make money, you should accept the job.”

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Schoolyard fighting too common Editor : Thursday, May 24, 2012, as I was driving to work with my seven-year-old son, we witnessed a fight taking place between two high school girls. We were nearing the parking lot of KFC when my son noticed something happening in the parking lot. I veered my car across the lanes from left to right, cutting off the other cards and headed to KFC. I was expecting other cars to do the same but found that I was the only one heading towards the fight. Many bystanders left when they saw an adult arriving on scene. As I parked my car, I saw a girl clearly getting the upper hand on her opponent who was on the ground. She was holding the head of her opponent and bashing it repeatedly on

the pavement. No one was intervening. Some bystanders were even recording the fight with their cell phones. If you happened to miss it I am certain that it will be posted on YouTube. I started yelling and honing the horn of my car. I even yelled at one fairly big guy to stop them. I finally signaled to a car heading our way to phone the police. I don’t know what happened to the two angry girls. I don’t know if anything is going to happen to the bystanders who were witnessing, therefore fully accepting this act. When I arrived at work,

I was shaking. I also had to help my son untangle these images and try to make sense of what he had seen. I learned later on that this kind of bullying is planned. One student challenges another to a fight and decides on when and where. It seems that this act of violence is almost acceptable and normal for young people. Is this a testimony of us as a society? Don’t we have more constructive things to do than go around and fight? When a friend of mine questioned her teenagers about this particular event, their answer was, “These fights happen all the time

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but usually and adult steps in before it even starts.” This time I was too late. Melanie Dumont Smithers

Quebec has more benefits Editor: Quebec students have, for over one hundred years, witnessed excellent instruction on negotiating financial terms and conditions exceeding those received by any other province. They’ve watched successive Quebec governments use their “Special Status,” together with idle threats of separation in negotiations with Ottawa, to secure what is not received by other provinces. These extra benefits are paid for by Western Canadians. continued top right

Editor: Open letter to Dana Atagi, regional manager, Wildlife Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations, Smithers, B.C. A couple of issues were brought forward at a recent Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club meeting and we would like you to publicly address these matters. Apparently, certain management units, if not all, in Region 6, had at a minimum the five-year harvest allocation drawn for grizzly bear for the spring 2012 hunt alone. For example, instead of two limited-entry hunting permits being issued in management unit 6-09, a total of 15 permits wee drawn for the spring hunt. This was brought to the attention of your Ministry by local hunters and guides prior to the beginning of the hunting season, yet nothing was done. We would like to know why nothing was done to correct this previously unidentified mistake? What will happen if there is an overharvest? What will happen to the hunters that have, in good faith, applied for the fall-hunt draw if there is an apparent overharvest? What are the consequences to the bureaucrats that made this error and never corrected it despite this knowledge? As well, in a May 9, 2012, newspaper article, your office stated that there was a significant decline in the moose population in management unit 6-9 in the Morice River are, yet there was an increase initiated by the Ministry from in the annual limited entry hunting permits to 450 in 2012 from 262 in 2011. Local hunters and guides brought this up as a concern and the permits to be drawn were dropped back to 262. Unfortunately, the hard copy of the LEH synopsis was out in print and could not b changed, which will have been very misleading to LEH applicants. We would like to know why your Ministry did not get proactive to correct this misleading information via the media? The article also states that in 2004 the moose count was officially recorded as being 15,800 moose in the Bulkley Valley/Lakes District area and that makes this years moose count of 12,600 a ‘significant’ decline of 20 per cent. Our concern is that in 2004 the final moose count was publicly reported by your office at 14,000 moose, as pre the attached minutes of the 2009 Skeena Hunter’s Advisory Committee Meeting. See MOOSE on p. A8


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Several issues leave Smithereens pondering MOOSE from A7 This would mean there was only a minor 10 per cent decline over the last eight years. This wouldn’t appear to be as dismal as claimed by the Ministry, considering the hard winters we’ve experienced since 2006. We’d like to know why the 2004 moose count has arbitrarily been increased to 15,800 from 14,000 after the fact? We’d like you to publicly answer these serious concerns as soon as possible. Larry Harwell, President Bulkley Valley Rod and Gun Club

Oil should stay here Editor: I was on the Enbridge panel and spoke against the pipeline. I see on television China says in the China Sea, they have more oil than all of Canada and they just built their first oil

These companies

“The eastern part are so big they tell the government what to of Canada imdo. Gordon Stewart ports oil and the Telkwa west coast sells oil, now isn’t that The right to be stupid.”


drilling platforms. So why are we going to sell our oil to them? One day our future generation is going to wake up and stand in front of a big hole and ask what happened. Well they sold all of our resources. So it’s now looking like a moonscape. These resources are not renewable when they’re gone they’re gone. It’s all over money. Why do we sell oil to the U.S.A? Gas there is $1.50 a gallon cheaper. Our gas prices should be lower with our oil, not more. The eastern part of Canada imports oil and the west coast sells oil, now isn’t that stupid.

Editor: Over the past century, most democratic societies have taken steps to overcome prejudice and to recognize personhood and rights of others. In Canada, the famous “Persons Case” in 1929 established the personhood of women and their right to equal treatment before the law. This included the right to vote which had previously been denied them by the Supreme Court. In 1960, First Nations people were recognized as legal persons in Canada and were granted the right to vote. The denial of personhood has been the scourge of civilizations around the globe and throughout human

history. In the USA, blacks were treated as subhuman by wealthy slaveholders. In Germany, Jews were denied their rights and their humanity. Today in Canada, little people not yet born are deemed nonpersons under a 400year-old law and have no legal protection until the moment of complete birth. An estimated 100,000 of them are killed by abortion every year. MP Stephen Woodworth has proposed a motion (M-312) asking Parliament to form a committee to examine the medical evidence we have today to determine when human life begins. We mustn’t be afraid to discuss this issue of human life, which is a sacred gift from our Creator. Both PM Harper and MP Nathan Cullen intend to vote against this important motion.

Please let them know you care about little people and ask them to support M-312. History will judge us by how we treat our fellow human beings. Rod Taylor Telkwa

Enbridge still mum on health effects Editor: It’s of note to see Enbridge’s multimillion spending in media ads to promote their Northern Gateway pipeline to Kitimat while, in the more than two years since they put forward their application for it, they haven’t been able to produce a human health effect assessment of spills along the pipeline. It shows clearly that humans along the pipeline route are a low priority to Enbridge. Josette Wier Smithers

2012 Smithers Property Tax Notices were mailed on May 24th, 2012. If you have not received your 2012 tax notice by mid June please contact the Smithers Town Of¿ce. The due date to make a tax payment, and/or, claim a home owner grant, without incurring a penalty is by the close of business on TUESDAY JULY 3RD, 2012. Please remember that the Town must receive the tax payment by the due date. Postmarks on envelopes will not be accepted as proof of payment. Any current taxes that are not paid by the close of business on Tuesday July 3rd, 2012 will be subject to a 10% late payment penalty. To avoid line-ups claim your 2012 Provincial Home Owner Grant on-line through the Town’s website at using E-HOG (the Town’s electronic home owner grant program). To claim the home owner grant on-line property owners will need their Roll Number and Access code, both of which are located in the right hand corner on the Property Tax Notice. If you wish to pay your taxes by cheque, the Town of Smithers accepts, and encourages, post-dated cheques. You may also pay your taxes on-line using personal on-line banking services provided by the Royal Bank, BV Credit Union, Scotia Bank and CIBC. Please remember to claim your annual home owner grant even if the bank is paying your property tax bill through your mortgage account. The Town of Smithers of¿ce hours are from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. If you have any questions about your property taxes, home owner grant or tax programs please contact Leslie Ford or Elma Hamming at the Town Of¿ce at 250-847-1600. Leslie Ford, Director of Finance

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Snapshots from Relay for Life, 2012

Counterclockwise from bottom right: Relay for Life started with the survivor’s lap, including Roy Chick, cancer free for 13 years and his wife Lil, and ended with a walk around the field lined with luminaries honouring those battling and those who’ve succumbed to cancer. Along the way some had their heads shaved, there was plenty of entertainment including Smithers’ very own Alex Cuba and plenty of support from family and friends like Louise Van Baal of Blue Moose who did the relay in honour of Wendy Boisevain. Percy N. Hébert and Dan Mesec photos

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BOOKS FOR LIFE Smithers entrepreneur Kahlan Fornara, 6, wasn’t selling lemonade at her roadside stand, but small books she wrote and illustrated. Her mother Rachel said Kahlan thought of the idea on her own and intended on donating the money to the Canadian Cancer Society. Marvin Beatty photo

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ingredients, ensuring fresh bright flavours. Chef Travis brings his experience and personal touch to every dish, having worked in such places as Edmonton’s Coast Terrace Inn and as sous-chef at the Marriot. His creations are prepared fresh daily in-house, from the starters and sauces right through to the entrees. Even to the house-made ice cream for desserts. BC Wines headline the list of available beverages. As their name suggests the menu will

Travis prepares his house-made starters

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McBike men’s clinic turns riders from good to great Riders young and old power down Huckin’ eh on demo day By Dan Mesec Smithers / Interior News

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Smithers McBike held their annual men’s clinic last weekend to help riders advance to the next level of downhill mountain biking. “It was fantastic,” Greg Tamblyn said. “I picked up four or five tips that are really going to improve my riding. It’s great we have all these exceptional riders here in the valley to learn from.” Now that trails are fully accessible, more and more riders are cutting berms and dropping off jumps and McBike thought it was a good time for less experienced riders to brush up on their skills. “We wanted to put on a men’s clinic just to help people get over the hump to feel comfortable doing some of the stuff out there,” McBike owner, Peter Krause said. “We had a coach there to help them along and work on a lot of the basic skills.”

On Saturday McBike hosted the clinic with 10 riders taking part. They learned everything from balance and cornering, to taking drops and general safety tips to ensure everyone feels comfortable on the hill. The clinic also invited one of the best riders in the valley, Wayne Goss, to help coach and pass on his expert knowledge. However, the key to success down hilling is to just ride. The secret to getting better and feeling more confident down the trail, Krause said, is to get on the bike and feel as one. Arms bent and the upper body loose is part of the key to success when barreling down trails. “It’s good to have peer riders, guys or girls that are better riders than you so that you have something to strive for but also to remain safe, only doing big stuff once they feel comfortable,” Krause said. Over the past two

Wayne Goss rockets off a drop on Huckin’ Eh, Sunday morning during the McBike Free Ride and Demo day June 3. Dan Mesec photo

years, with the creation of the Smithers Mountain Bike Association, many trails on Hudson Bay Mountain have been revitalized. Now those trails are some of the best kept secrets in northwestern B.C. Still, for many, riding can be a bit of a

daunting experience, especially if you’ve never set foot on a mountain bike trail before. What McBike tries to do is set up the rider with the best possible skills and equipment to hit the trails, to become familiar with the area and what it has to offer. A key

part, not only to the business aspect, Krause said, but for the growth of the sport. “There’s sort of a motto out there in the bike business, ‘trails to sales,’” Krause explained. “If you don’t have places for people to ride you’re going to

have a hard time selling bikes.” “So you need to provide places to ride but also giving them access to bikes and coaching them along.” McBike hosts the 27th Annual Tour de Smithers Fathers Day weekend, June 17. September 9, McBike hosts

the McBike Down Hill Race on Huckin’ Eh as well as continuing the Thursday night shuttle picking up riders at 6:30 p.m. in front of McBike. It’s free so come one, come all. If you need a bike or other gear, call ahead to make arrangements at 250-847-5009.



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Shogun brings home national hardware By Dan Mesec Smithers / Interior News

Smithers Shogun Dojo was in Quebec last month fighting at the World Karate and Kickboxing Council National championships with some big wins. “The Smithers team this year was very well prepared, better prepared than any other year,” Shogun Dojo coach, Marwan Abu Khadra said. “We had more competitors than before and were well prepared because of previous tournaments down in Ferine and provincials in Williams Lake.” Shogun Dojo has become one of the most respected names on the W.K.C. circuit. With 22 fighters participating in both kata and sparring matches Shogun captured a number of medals including three bronze and a qualification for the team kata event at the W.K.C. world championships in October. Lisa Ramos, one of Shoguns most experienced athletes beat the 2011 world champion during competition, an accomplishment not

Black belts Riley Tchida, Bronwyn Hobson and Saige Lawson display the bronze medals they won in the junior division team kata event at the W.K.C. National Canadian championships in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec in May. The win qualifies the Shogun Dojo team to compete at the W.K.C. world championships, October 2-7, in Montreal. Submitted photo

easily achieved. Tariqe Abu Khadra also had one of his better tournaments, fighting seven competitors to qualify for the W.K.C championships. “Everybody trained hard but they trained exceptionally hard, they didn’t miss one class,” Abu Khadra said. Abu Kadra stresses to all his fighters that you’re only as good as your training. He said when you’re at this level of


competition regular training is essential. Those who train hard win big. “For me the highlight was the team kata girls,” Abu Khadra said. “If they do that at worlds I’m sure they’ll place in the top three.” Although many of his athletes are well trained, it still takes unyielding dedication to become a world champion, something Abu Kadra has done again and again for his fighters.


“Every coach has one responsibility, to motivate their students,” he said. “If they don’t motivate them, they have no interest. So motivation from my side was a bit more of a drill, I drilled myself to motivate them. This is the most important thing.” With 14 students qualified for the worlds, Abu Khadra has high expectations for his fighters. But nothing comes easy and


they only have a few months before the opening in Montreal, training will be a priority. “If everyone trains the way I want them to and they go with an open mind to the worlds without any fear, I think they can score big time. To be in the top three would be great to see.”

100 years of Smithers, the time has flown by. One hundred years ago – Smithers or the land under which Smithers currently sits was mostly wet land. “Smithers from Swamp to Village” is a book written by Smithers resident Lynn Shervill in recognition of the first 60 years of incorporation for our little mountain community. Resident Tracy Groot is now delving through the stories of Smithers, as captured in our local Interior News and will present us with 100 years of highlights in book form, next year for our Centennial 2013. The Smithers Art Gallery is working to place centennial banners on Main Street. The Centennial Committee has been in touch with descendants of Sir Alfred Smithers and has extended invitations to family to join us next year. The 2013 Homecoming is set for Aug. 2-10. Invite your family and friends to visit Smithers during the homecoming and be part of the fantastic celebration with story telling and visiting of old friends. The Homecoming Committee would love to have more people involved. Next meeting is June 13th at the Town Hall. Be there at 7 pm if you have energy and ideas. Committee Chair is Bill Goodacre and Entertainment Chair is Sharon Carrington and they are eager to work on the details of the Homecoming with you! Carlie Heinrichs and a team of artists are in the throes of creating a centennial quilt to be unveiled next year. Where do you think it should be displayed? We invite all local clubs, organizations and citizens to get involved in the Centennial and make the year 2013 something to remember for the next 100 years! To check on what is going on with the Celebration – visit or find us and like us on Facebook at Smithers Centennial 2013. To be involved in Smithers 2013 feel free to call or email Gladys Atrill, Committee Chair: 250-847-4343 or

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Public Notice In accordance with Section 26 of the Community Charter, the Town of Smithers intends to dispose of lands at the Smithers Regional Airport, comprising of 2016.5 sq meters to Interior Helicopters Inc. by way of a 5 year lease agreement at the following annual rates for the purpose of aviation operations. March 15, 2012 – March 14, 2013, $4578.28 per annum plus applicable taxes March 15, 2013 – March 14, 2014, $4818.63 per annum plus applicable taxes March 15, 2014 – March 14, 2015, $4963.19 per annum plus applicable taxes March 15, 2015 – March 14, 2016, $5112.08 per annum plus applicable taxes March 15, 2016 – March 14, 2017, $5265.45 per annum plus applicable taxes

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When setting out for recreation in the wild, some basic guidelines to consider are: Let someone know where you will be traveling and what time you will be returning, particularly if you are going into a backcountry area. Check the weather forecast before leaving home. Wear proper hiking boots to provide good grip and ankle support. Wear a backpack containing: • food and drink • extra clothing (in case of a sudden drop in temperature) • rain gear • a ¿rst-aid kit • a Àashlight • a pocket knife • a cigarette lighter or waterproof matches • two or three candles to provide heat and light • a lightweight emergency blanket or plastic tarp • a whistle (if you happen to get lost or injured, three short blasts will alert searchers to your location) • toilet paper • insect repellent • sun screen lotion • a portable water ¿lter • a roll of duct tape (to repair just about anything) Eat and drink at regular intervals to maintain energy and hydration levels. Keeping wellhydrated is very important. Carry a compass and a map of the area where you are traveling. Know your limitations, in terms of both trail dif¿culty and distance. During lightning storms avoid mountain peaks, exposed areas and the bases of tall trees.

Spot the dangers! Water may look safe, but it can be dangerous. Learn to spot and keep away from dangers. You may swim well in a warm indoor pool, but that does not mean that you will be able to swim in cold water. The dangers of water include: • it is very cold • there may be hidden currents • it can be dif¿cult to get out (steep slimy banks) • it can be deep • there may be hidden rubbish, e.g. shoppingcarts, broken glass • there may be no lifeguards • it is dif¿cult to estimate depth • it may be polluted and may make you ill Go together! Children should always go with an adult, not by themselves. An adult can point out dangers or help if somebody gets into trouble. Learn how to help! You may be able to help yourself and others if you know what to do in an emergency, If you see someone in dif¿culty, tell somebody, preferably a Lifeguard if there is one nearby, or go to the nearest telephone, dial 911. Be prepared to be on your own without help for 72 hours or more – at home, in your car, at work. Assemble emergency supplies and keep them in your emergency kit, stored in a secure place, ideally accessible from outside. The key is to make sure they are organized and easy to ¿nd. Make sure your kit is easy to carry. Make sure everyone in the household knows where to ¿nd the emergency kit.

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VIMFF leaves impression

A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 beginning at 6:00 pm in the Town of Smithers Council Chambers of the Town Of¿ce, 1027 Aldous Street, Smithers, BC. The following bylaws will be considered at the public hearing: 1.

By Dan Mesec Smithers / Interior News

The impossible wall. The incredible will to ski. Up mountains and down rapids. Just a few dreamy adventures featured at this years Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, presented in Smithers, May 24. Celebrating outdoor adventure sports, the Bulkley Backcountry Ski Society and Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition hosted the VIMFF for the fifth year in Smithers as a way to get stoked for another season of hiking, biking and climbing. Since its inception in 1998, the VIMFF has attraced more than 20,000 viewers each year and is one of the leading film festivals in the country. Spread over nine days and four venues throughout Vancouver, the festival now travels to more than 30 communities in B.C. and Canada. For Smithers residents, last year was an especially good year. Awakening the Skeena, a film featuring Ali Howard’s swim down the Skeena, premiered.

“I want to see more people... Maybe make it more interactive.” — Leanne Helkenberg

It was the first year the festival was co-hosted with the SWCC. “That came about because of Ali’s film and they had actually shown the film at the festival and it just seemed like a good fit for them to co-host it with us,” Bulkley Backcountry Ski Society chair, Leanne Helkenberg said. Now in it’s fifth year the VIMFF is gaining attention in Smithers and is growing, leaving Helkenberg thinking how to make it even better. “We had a fairly good turn out this year, but I’d like to see more people,” she said. “Something we could do is have more space where sponsors could have a booth like the Skeena Watershed and maybe make it more interactive.” The 2012 Best of Features included: Freedom Chair, Josh Dueck’s epic jour-

ney to the sit skiing World Championship. Whitewater, Black Gold, a tale tracing water used to extract oil from tar sands bitumen to its source and the race against time to save a river. Vertical Sailing, a mountain climbing adventure about a bunch of Belgian hooligans and their English captain going to the unscalable wall on the Greenland coast. Seasons: summer, fall, winter, spring, gave the audience a vision of the changing seasons and the kayaking heros that follow them. Finally the last film of the evening was definitely a fan favorite. CARCA: the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Cat Association, featured the intriguing world of cat rescuers and their handlers as they try to earn respect, saving one avalanche victim at a time.


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BYLAW NO. 1688: To permit future service commercial uses at the property located at 4414 Highway 16 (existing Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall). LOCATION: 4414 Highway 16 (shown on the map). PURPOSE: The purpose of Bylaw 1688 is to rezone the property from Public Use Three (P-3) to Service Commercial (C-3) to permit future service commercial uses on the property.


BYLAW NO. 1689 & 1690: To permit up to 28 multi-family residential dwellings on the 0.47 ha/1.15 acre property across from Chandler Park Field on Third Avenue. LOCATION: Vacant land on Third Avenue across from Chandler Park Field (shown on the map). PURPOSE: The purpose of Bylaws 1689 and 1690 is to change the Of¿cial Community Plan designation of the property from Single Family Residential to Mixed Residential and to rezone the property from Agricultural (A-1) to Medium Density Residential (R3) to permit the construction of multi-family residential dwellings. The R-3 zone supports a maximum density of 28 residential units on this site.

3. BYLAW NO. 1691 & 1692: To permit the future expansion of Central Park. LOCATION: Vacant land on Sixth Avenue in Central Park (shown on the map). PURPOSE: The purpose of Bylaws 1691 and 1692 is to change the Of¿cial Community Plan designation of a portion of the property from Single Family Residential to Downtown Commercial and to rezone the property from Single Family Residential (R-1) to Public Amenity (P-1) to permit the future expansion of Central Park.


BYLAW NO. 1693 & 1694: To permit 106 single family residential lots, 3 low density residential building sites and park space on the 44 acre property located at the end of Sixteenth Avenue behind Canadian Tire. LOCATION: End of Sixteenth Avenue behind Canadian Tire (shown on the map). PURPOSE: The purpose of Bylaws 1693 & 1694 are to change portions of the Of¿cial Community Plan designation from Single Family Residential to Mixed Residential and Parks, Open Space and Trails and to change the zoning from Agricultural (A-1) to Single Family Residential (R-1), Low Density Residential (R-2) and Public Amenity (P-1). Bylaw 1694 also includes increasing the minimum front yard setback for principal buildings in the subject property from 4.5 metres to 6 metres. Additional subdivision details and plans are available online at

Please forward your resume by Friday, June 15 - 4:00 pm Bulkley Valley Exhibition, Box 2281 Smithers BC V0J 2N0 Phone: 250.847.3816 Fax 250.847.3826 Email: “We’ve Got a Good Thing Growing!” August 23 – 26, 2012

PUBLIC INPUT: Anyone who believes to be affected by the proposed bylaws is invited to attend the public hearing to present verbal or written submissions to Council. Written submissions to be considered must be received by no later than 4:00 pm on the hearing day. COPIES: The proposed bylaws and additional background information can be viewed at the Town Of¿ce, during business hours, Monday through Friday (except holidays), 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, or online at CONTACT: For further information contact Alison Walker, Planner at (250) 847-1600. (Second of two notices)

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Saltos dominate PG Invitational By Dan Mesec Smithers / Interior News

The Smithers Saltos landed some big scores May 5–6 at the Prince George Invitational, setting the stage for their annual Aloha Invitational in June. The Saltos gymnasts had a solid, all-around mix of competitors with Nadine Kerr placing first in vault and the floor exercise. Kerr placed third on bars, finishing fourth overall. Kerr also picked up the Beam Choreography Award in the level 2 novice division. Ryleigh Young had a good competition, earning first on bars, beam and floor exercise to finish first overall. Young also received the Dynamic Bars and Beam Con-

fidence Award for the level one, novice open division. Isabel Edwards placed second overall, taking second place on vault, finishing third on floor and beam exercise in the level two novice category. Kiana Moore placed third in floor exercise and finished sixth overall. Moore also earned the Floor Choreography and Dynamic Bars awards in the level three novice division. Phina Kindrat placed second with her beam routine in the level one tyro category, followed by Martina Carlick, who finished fourth on vault, fifth in the beam competition and sixth overall. Logan Unruh

finished seventh out of a large group of competitors on vault, beam and floor exercise in the level one Argo division. The Saltos Gymstart program also saw some impressive results with Carmen Burns finishing first overall, followed by Meghan Newbery in second, Tara Kerr in third and Abigail Stavast finishing fourth in the Gymstart level four skills competition. Nadia Wesley placed first on vault in the Pre-Novice Aspire program. Connor Newbery, 11, placed fifth overall in the men’s level three competition. Although Joe Kindrat didn’t place he had an exceptional performance on the

parallel bars in the men’s level one competition. Blaire Kerr, Clara Pesch and Naomi Yuen all finished with a gold in level one Gymstart physical abilities as well as in the Gymstart level one skills competition. Mackenzie Jaspers also finished with a gold in the level two Gymstart physical abilities and the Gymstart level two skills competition. The Saltos gymnasts now play host June 15–16 for their annual Aloha Invitational at the Saltos Gymnastics Club. Registration for summer programs are currently being accepted. For more information call 250847-3547.

Morkel wins Kilpatrick tourney By Dan Mesec Smithers / Interior News

May 23, Smithers golfers teed off for the coveted Norm Kilpatrick Tournament. Wouter Morkel took the top prize with an overall low gross of 144, four strokes ahead of Dennis Williams with the first low gross of


148. Don Olson captured the first low net with 138 followed by Tanner Olson with 151. Al Huls picked up a second low net with a score of 138. Third low gross went to Gord Young with 151, followed by Jim Anderson with the third low net with 139. Rick Malkow

came in with the fourth low gross scratching 165, with Charlie Northrup rolling in with the fourth low net, shooting a 139. Bill Maskiewich shot a 166, putting him in the fifth low gross spot, while Jim McGregor ended up in the fifth low net position, shooting a 140.

Steve Kerbrat came in at the sixth low gross of the day with a 167, followed by Don Malkow as the sixth low net, shooting a 142. Golf enthusiasts hit the course again this weekend for the President’s Cup at the Smithers Golf and Country Club starting Thursday afternoon.

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Request for Proposals (RFP) Geotechnical Investigation and Foundation Recommendations – Proposed New Arena The Town of Smithers is seeking an experienced, geotechnical engineering ¿rm to complete a geotechnical investigation and foundation recommendation for the Town’s proposed new arena. OBJECTIVES: 1) Conduct a geotechnical investigation on the site for the proposed new arena; 2) Complete an assessment of the investigation, including drill hole results and sample analyses from a drilling program; 3) Report on the ¿ndings and recommend foundation design criteria to be used in the design development stage of the project. Proponents may obtain the RFP Terms of Reference online at BC Bid or on the Town website: SUBMISSIONS: Proposals will be received up until: 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14th, 2012. Submit Two (2) copies of your proposal in a sealed envelope marked “Proposal for Geotechnical Investigation and Foundation Recommendations - Proposed New Arena,” addressed to: Town of Smithers c/o Mark Allen, P.Eng. Director of Development Services 1027 Aldous Street, P.O. Box 879 Smithers BC, V0J 2N0 Submissions may not be emailed. The Town of Smithers reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, or to accept the proposal deemed most favourable in the interest of the Town. The lowest cost or any proposal may not necessarily be accepted.

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TURN YOUR EMPTIES INTO A NEW SET OF WHEELS. From now until September 3rd, return your empty beverage containers for a chance to win one of three eco-friendly rides! Look for the official ballot box at the Smithers Bottle Depot on Victoria Drive. For contest details and a full list of participating depots, visit No purchase necessary. Open only to BC residents age 19 or over. Limit one entry per person per household per day. Contest closes September 3rd, 2012. For full contest details, visit


Wednesday, June 6, 2012 The Interior News


Smithers celebrates 4000 reason for no pipeline By Dan Mesec Smithers / Interior News

How many reasons does it take to invoke change? 100? 500? Or maybe 4,000? Those opposed to the Northern Gateway Pipeline project honoured the 4,000 voices across B.C. and Alberta last weekend, who are standing against Enbridge in defense of everything they hold dear. Hosted by the Driftwood Foundation, 4000 Reasons brought together the who’s-who of performers in the valley and a message of hope the government will hear their plea for a northwest without pipelines. “We really wanted to celebrate the beauty and diversity of northwestern British Columbia,” event organizer, Lynn Shervill said. “At the same time, thank those 4000 people for speaking up in defense of the country and the area they call home.” The festival kicked off Friday night with the presentation of Alberta Tarzans: The Penultimate Waltz, a story about a tone deaf representative of the Northern Gateway Pipedream

Project, a moose, a duck, a bear, a spokes-salmon, a six-foot foreign radical environmental terrorist, some unspawned fishes and a couple of vicious old blobs. Using humor to project the awful consequences of an oil spill in the Northwest. Saturday the festivities continued with a series of events starting with an afternoon of art, music and poetry with workshops and performances by some of the most exciting talent who call the Bulkley Valley home. Just as unique as each speaker who presented to the JRP. “The 4000 Reasons was actually an idea from one of the performers, Jenny Lester, who said ‘even if some people repeat themselves to the panel, it’s still their independent, unique personal perspective on what’s being proposed,’” Shervill said. “All the speakers should have equal weight and her way of giving them equal weight was to suggest the 4000 Reasons.” After years of supporting various cultural projects in the valley, the Driftwood Foundation

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hosted the concert as a fundraiser to put money back into the community by continuing their support for local projects. Formed in 1991, the Driftwood Foundation supports local artists, independent research and public involvement in the community for over 20 years. They continuously strive to inform the public of the biophysical, economic, social and cultural effects policy makers have in the region. The festivities finished Saturday night with a tribute concert to all the voices speaking out during the JRP hearings. Alex Cuba, Mark Thibeault, Magpie Ulysses, Mark Perry, Rachelle Van Zanten and others performed with the common theme of ensuring our voices don’t go unheard.

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Mark Perry leads the finale of the 4000 Reasons concert Saturday night at the Della Herman Theater in Smithers. (Below) Rachelle Van Zanten performs her song, Dirty Water, during Saturday nights concert for 4000 Reasons. Dan Mesec photo

“I want people to walk away with a renewed sense of devotion to the uniqueness of northwest B.C. and the kind of artists it produces,” Shervill said. “I wish more peo-

ple could be exposed to what was said at those JRP hearings. Listening to all of those people speak their minds and share their expertise has been a real eyeopener.”


At the general meeting of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 63, Bulkley Valley, held on January 25, it was the pleasure of President Jean Groenick (R) to present a total of $2500 to five separate charities: the NW Animal Shelter, Bulkley Lodge, Smithers Seniors’ Assoc., the Navy League (Sea Cadets), and the Legion Foundation. Each received $500, sharing in proceeds from the weekly meat and 50/50 draws, held every Saturday between 2:00 and 4:30 p.m. at the Legion. Advertising space donated by The Interior News

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The Lake Babine Nation is holding an election for the following ten (10) leadership positions: • One Chief • Two Tachet Councillors • Two Fort Babine Councillors • One Old Fort Councillor • Four Woyenne Councillors Key dates and Election activities are as follows: • June 4, 2012: Nomination Meetings at Woyenne’s Margaret Patrick Memorial Centre from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. At the Fort Babine Health Clinic from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and at Tachet Community Hall from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. • June 11, 2012: All Nominees must sign and file their form to signify their intent to allow their names to appear on ballots. The deadline for filing is on or before June 11, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. If Nominees fail to file by 4:30 p.m. on June 11, 2012, their name shall not appear on the ballot. • June 11, 2012: The Fort Babine Councillor Candidates and the LBN Chief Candidates meet for the all candidates forum starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Fort Babine Interpretive Centre. • June 12, 2012: The Tachet and Old Fort Councillor Candidates and the LBN Chief Candidates meet for the all candidates forum starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Tachet Community Hall. • June 13, 2012: The Woyenne and Old Fort Councillor Candidates and the LBN Chief Candidates meet for the all candidates forum starting at 4:30 p.m. in the Margaret Patrick Community Centre. • June 18, 2012: Advance Polls in the following locations: Fort Babine (Health Clinic); Tachet (Health Clinic) and Woyenne (Margaret Patrick Memorial Centre). The time for the advance poll voting is from 12 noon until 8:00 p.m. • June 28, 2012: General Election with polling stations in the following locations: Fort Babine (Health Clinic); Tachet (Health Clinic); Woyenne (Margaret Patrick Memorial Centre); Smithers (Dzel Kant Friendship Centre)3953 3RD Ave. Smithers; Prince George (Prince George Native Friendship Centre)1600 3rd Ave Prince George; and Vancouver (Vancouver Native Friendship Centre)1607 E Hastings St. Vancouver. The time for the voting is 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. • June 29, 2012: LBN Chief and Council Elect sworn into office. All Lake Babine Nation members participating in this election as candidates or as voters should bring their status cards with them to any election meeting they attend, as well as to the Polling Stations on Election Day. The LBN Voters List will be available for viewing only at the LBN administration office and at polling stations. Copies of this list will not be distributed to members. For further information please contact the following persons: Loreen Suhr Electoral Officer (250) 964-1016 • Fax: (250) 964-9604 Email: Ruby Adam (inquiries about the Voters List) LBN Membership Clerk (250) 692-4700 • 1-888-692-3214

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COMMUNITY Bruce and Diane Mackay are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter

LI-BEE-RY DONATION Phil Brienesse, President of the Smithers Beekeepers Club, donates books about bees to the Smithers Public Library, graciously accepted by Tracey Therrien, director of the library. Percy N. Hébert photo

Jozelle Byrony Mackay to Dale Robert McLean The wedding will take place July 13, 2013 in Smithers.

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uestions, questions, questions. Since I’m slowly getting the hang of this new phase in my life I have to say there seem to be more questions than my mind can handle. I’ve learned if there’s a question on how to do whatever it is or if I need help with one thing or another the only way to manage is to ask. Just a short while ago a sick young moose got hung up in fence wire. I called and asked friends for help. Very soon the help arrived, the wire was cut but sadly the moose was too weak to carry on. A very kind conservation officer took care of the moose. I was so glad and thankful I had asked for help and I had friends willing to help. My brother and his wife gave me a dandy power drill. I’m learning about

SPICE OF LIFE Brenda Mallory bits and bobs that make the drill a great tool for me. I actually hope to find something that needs fixing. Just love that machine. A few days back another widow and I sat at the Midway Café discussing our power tools. I’ve learned about screw drivers with their very own names. Different kinds of shovels have different purposes. I know about adding stuff to the snow blower so it will

work well for me in the winter I was told not to use old gas in my mower. Make sure I check the oil levels, etc. This past week I complained about my weed eater being too short for me. Just didn’t seem right. I said to my dog Cody,” There has to be a solution.” Finally I figured how to lengthen the handle and how to fix the weed eater string. If someone had been here I would’ve asked. I guess I’m trying to tell you that often some of us get a bit stubborn. Maybe we think we can do everything ourselves. I’ve learned, I tell you I’ve learned. There’ll be many things I’ll need help with as I travel down this road but now I know I have friends at the ready with knowledge and patience to show me how to look after this place.

Some naysayers said I would be abandoned by those who helped me through the crisis. So far all the help has stayed in place. In fact by the time you read these words a crew of friends will have helped me bring in the wood for next year. A lot of work for these fellas but my goodness is the effort appreciated. So I say to you, man or woman, don’t let pride or stubbornness make your life more difficult. In most cases all you have to do is ask. So on that note I will put my tools away, walk the dog and call it a day. Your questions and suggestions are always welcome when you call 250-846-5095. This new computer has figured out how to accept your e-mail notes when they come to mallory@bulkley. net.

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Telkwa set for party of the century By Dan Mesec Smithers / Interior News

The Bulkley Valley Kinsmen are preparing to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Telkwa barbeque and the line up is going to be one for the books. Trooper, George Canyon and Aaron Pritchett are headlining the three-day event and organizers are promising one of the best Telkwa barbeques ever. Established in 1912, the Telkwa barbeque, formally known as the Bulkley Valley Agricultural Show, has become the staple Labour Day Weekend party for the Bulkley Valley and has seen a century of community spirit come through it’s doors. When Harry Beck decided to introduce barbeque beef to the fair, no one could imagine 100 years later villagers would still be continuing the tradition. In the depression years the Telkwa barbeque was a major event in the northwest and soon attracted the rodeo, ball games and horse races. Still, despite the daunting journey in those days, participants from as far as Williams Lake made the trek every year. After the Second World War, and years of neglect due to war time provisions, the barbeque was back in action, once again filling the fair grounds with a lively celebration. “In 1946, the entire show was revived, along with the rodeo,” former Kinsmen and BBQ Pit Boss Peter Kryklywyj wrote in

1983. “That was the first year I attended the Telkwa Barbeque. The admission gate back then was at the railway crossing, a good 200 metres from where the gates are today, and for a grand total of $1.25, you got admission to the grounds and one, “beef on a bun.” Spanning two world wars, countless booms and busts in the north, the Telkwa barbeque survived it all and year after year people from all over the northwest flock to the little village of Telkwa for the final party of the summer, a party that’s more than just festivities, it’s about the people who make it happen. Now, after 20 years under the guidance of the BV Kinsmen, the Telkwa barbeque is host to an impressive demolition derby and one of the biggest softball tournaments in northwest B.C. and the beef has never been better. This year’s derby is going to be one of the biggest on record. With over 60 cars already registered it promises to be a smashing good time. To accommodate the heavy headliners, the Kinsmen are building a huge stage at the BBQ grounds to mark the centennial event and as a reminder of 100 years of service to local communities. “It’s just going to be one big party from one end to the other,” BV Kinsmen president, Leroy Dekens said. “People can expect this to be better than any other year.” Along with the con-

certs, softball tournament and beef there’s also a number of kid’s games including RC races, frog races and chicken poop bingo. Saturday the festivities begin at noon with the first round of heats in the demolition derby and the Trooper concert kicking off at 7 p.m. Sunday, softball team’s descend on the fair grounds as they battle for the crown of the 100th Telkwa BBQ Softball Tournament. The beef will make its way into the pit promptly at 7:30, as country stars George Canyon and Aaron Pritchett hit the stage. Monday morning is the softball tournament championship. When the beef hits the plate, just in time for the demolition derby finals. “This is probably going to be the biggest event we’ve ever had,” Telkwa Mayor, Carmen Graf said. “Of course being the 100th year, it’s going to be a really big deal for Telkwa.” As preparations are finalized and the completion of the new stage nears, Graf notes the importance local volunteer organizations have in such a tightknit community.

“Organizations like the Kinsmen are extremely important. It’s absolutely important. All the volunteer groups are important,” Graf explained. “Without volunteers we’d be pretty hard-pressed to get a lot of these projects done.” By bringing in such high profile acts, Graf hopes newcomers to the area will see the beauty of the village between two rivers. Giving Telkwa an opportunity to showcase the little village in the northwest and abroad. Still, with anticipation building, the Kinsmen and the community they serve are proud to leave their mark on something that will celebrate and bring Telkwa together for the next hundred years and on. “This is something for the community to have for years to come,” Dejens said. “This [stage] will be in the community for 100 years. We want to the community to get behind the Kinsmen and give us support, and help showcase the north. We’re trying to bring out something here that will showcase the north so people know where we are. “Build it, and they’ll come.”

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Reynold losing hope By Shannon Hurst Hazelton/Interior News

Long time Kispiox resident and Chief, Reynold Williams almost lost his home after an electrical fire caused extensive damage more than a year ago. Sadly, his home is still not fixed and is still unsafe to live in which means Williams, 72, is living with family and friends since April of last year. He has spent what little money he has on cleaning supplies and has tried to work on cleaning the mess but with his ailing health after suffering a heart attack and several other medical issues and the lack of financial resources, it has been next to impossible, he said. A month after the fire, an inspector came to investigate and they did do some clean up

but not enough to deem the residence safe to return to. “A crew came twice to clean-up the source of the fire but nothing has happened since,” he said. “I have requested the fire report several times but still have never seen it. “Prior to the fire, Reno Jackson inspected the fixture that caused the fire and submitted a report to Brian Williams too and I stated all this in a letter I wrote to Fred Starr back in October.” From that point on Williams has repeatedly reached out to his local Kispiox Band office looking for some help but has been met with little to no response and treated poorly he said. “My phone calls, emails and in-person requests have been ignored,” he explained. “Some of the treatment

I have received from staff at the Band office has been incredibly disrespectful and I have been shocked at the level of disrespect shown to me, an Elder.” He added that during one of his last phone calls he was even sworn at. While several friends have stepped forward to try and help him out many have not and a few weeks ago he decided to step outside his band as well as write letters. Williams said as much in a letter he sent to Kispiox Band Manager, Brian Williams who did reply with an email on May 23rd and responded to several of Reynold’s concerns. “I explained to you last fall and to your sister Gloria, that your house is totally your responsibility,” Brian said in an email to Reynold. See BURNED on p. B

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Betterment for all Gitxsan ntrapped as Mary Johnson put it in a pig pen. Some say I need to go easy on the Bands regimes. There are good people with Band administrations but there is never enough to work with. The real question is, will there ever be?


The Gitxsan Development Corporation This was a tool the Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs felt should be in place. A place where consultation and accommodation and implementation can happen that will say we are included in a real way. Watershed groups are where the action will be.

The Northwest Transmission Line The Western Hereditary Chiefs championed this very necessary line to go in. Lines existing before weren’t designed to accommodate many mine developments, etc. Yes there are many poor persons out there who wake every morning and wonder how to

provide for family. Frustration does set in, and it’s completely understandable.

The Upcoming Job Fair A lot of organizing will need to happen with the corporations whom will operate off and on Gitxsan country. Who will they send to represent them to advertise their outfits and what type of jobs will come on stream? Will there be training components? What safety equipment will be supplied or what will you need to set yourself up with? Many a question like that can be had with different presenters or booths.

Many a time corporations want to be good corporate citizens and look favourably at investing in sports complexes. This aspect, the Hereditary Chiefs remind corporations that kick our tires so to speak. We also pay close attention to environmental standards to be met to protect water for example. This is where our resource policies come in. Yes accusations will come forth, they always do. They are good reminders to do the right thing, a conscience on the solder type thing. When you actually see something happening that will help you is where it is really at. This is why we try to get all the above in place so that we can be seen and taken seriously. Lets look towards more positive development for that betterment of all Gitxsan. I welcome your comments on this or any other article.

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Elementary school student achievements recognized By Shannon Hurst Hazelton/Interior News

Hazelton’s John Field Elementary School held their annual Awards ceremony last Wednesday to recognize the accomplishments of several students. Also, several students provided entertainment during the event, making for a diverse and entertaining afternoon for students, teachers and parents. The ceremony first recognized Hazelton Bulldogs Tier 4 Provincial Champions, Liam and

Fraser Dodd, Decland Giguere, Jesse Johnson, Jesse Roth, Jaren Jack and Paulo Rubinato. Then, Grade-7 student David Charette was recognized for his first-place finish in the French Speech competition and his participation in the Provincial French Speech contest in Surrey. Charette and his brother Robert also won the Northwest Community College History Award. The duo are now creating a video in the Young Citizens Video Competition. Elissa Paranich received the Agriculture Award from the

Regional Science Fair and was also commended for her secondplace finish in the local French Speech contest. Paranich and Paula Rubinato also received the Lt. Governor’s Historical Literacy Award. Connor Newbery was recognized for his first-place finish at the Provincial La Dictee PGL Spelling Competition. Students from each grade were also recognized for their accomplishment in the Dictee PGL French Immersion spelling : Sarah Swift, Sheradyn Coukell, Cypress Koch-de Maio, Honor Watson-Pierzchala, Grayson

Couckell, Wakas Vickers and David Charette. Jaren Jack was recognized as the Delegate to Provincial Heritage Fair 2012 in Abbotsford for his presentation on Solomon Jack. Vickers was recognized for being the Grade 5 second-place winner in the Speech Contest as well as the winner of the Kitimat Museum and Archives History Award. Aryona Pullano earned the Canada’s History Medal. Harper Johnson was recognized for her first-place finish in the Hazelton LIbrary contest.

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Band Council not responsible BURNED from B1 “The Band assisted in the cleanup of your home and I said to you that’s as much as we can do. “Normally that’s your responsibility to ensure that you carry home insurance.” The Kispiox Band Council is not responsible for any home in the community that has a fire. It’s the homeowners responsibility, Brian reiterated in the e-mail. Reynold, Brian added, has persisted with the expectation of a Band authorization for the purchase of paint to cover the smokedamaged walls. “I can’t do that,” Brian said in the e-mail. Reynold then asked me to replace the window that was damaged and I told him I can’t do that

“Normally that’s your responsibility to ensure that you carry home insurance.” Kispiox Band Manager, Brian Williams

either. “However, I offered some windows that were in the yard.” The Kispiox Band Council has minimal services, Brian explained. The council is not funded to take care of the Elders in the community. While Reynolds acknowledged it was his responsibility to carry home insurance, which he didn’t have at that time of the fire, he also believes his band and fellow house members should’ve been and should be willing to help him out. “I don’t know why my band can’t come forward and help out even after reading Brian’s letter,”


Reynold said. “I’m not asking for a new home, just a bit to fix my own home.” Friends who are trying to help Reynold have asked if a feast or other community fundraiser could be held to raise the money to help their elder out. However for now, Reynold remains in his late sisters home which Brian said is a perfectly fine home. Reynold disagrees. He says it too is in bad shape. “I’m happy I can still live in the Kispiox,” Reynold said. “But staying at my late sisters house where water leaks from the light sockets scares me,” he said.

“The band manager in Kitsekalum said that you take care of your elders and that is the job of the band.” For now, Brian assured Reynolds his letter would be presented for further discussion at the June 2012 Band Council Meeting. Friends such as Shannon McPhail, Charlie Hillis and Ron Henwood continue to help in many ways. “I really really appreciate all that people have done for me,” Reynolds said. Nonetheless he just wants to be back in his own house. “I built my house and I just want to go home,” he said. “I simply want to sleep in my own bed, in my own home but no one from the Band will even talk to me about it.” As of deadline, the Interior News was not able to get a response from Brian Williams.

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The Kispiox Valley Rodeo Club would like to thank everyone who helped to make their rodeo a success. Special thanks to our 2012 major sponsor More Core Drilling Our sincere apologies to Bulkley Electric! We printed B.V. Electric as a sponsor in our program instead of them. Bulkley Electric has contributed $5,000 over the last two years, which has paid for both the Wild Horse Race and the Kids Wild Pony Race, crowd favourites! Thanks so much Bulkley Electric for your continued support for the sport of rodeo!! Thanks to our volunteers: Fiona Ridell, Bernice Aspeslet, Patsy & Earl Hobensheild, Gene & Joy Allen, John Allen, Sarah Lazzarotto, Marlise Turner, Alana Wadley & Jim Allen, Henny & Kia & Max & Scott Beertema, Andy & Judy Cahoun, Mary Charlebois & John de Boer, Brenda Nelson & Ron Fleming, Jim & Joanne Clifford, Deb Jackson & Kelly Kranz, Graham, Carol, Sam, Conrad & Keifer Larson, Levi Turner, Ernst, Martha, Julia & Christoph Muigg, John Pelsma & Abby Stevens, Francis & Lawrence Stokes, Roy, Andrea, Wakas & Gracie Vickers, Bruce & Rene, Tate & Wyatt Chandler, Kaleigh Allen, Martin Wehren, Chuck Johnson, Tim Carr, Tina Jensen, Brandon & Rena Ponarth, Brandi & Aaron Henderson, Laura Nash, Yvonne de Boer, Dixie Webb, Cathy David, Willie Schmidt & Family, John Wookey, Neil Charlebois, Alf Brady, Alan Weston, Andy/Judy Calhoun, Sue Forsythe, Helen Heit , John Heit, Jolene Morrison, Lynn Newbery, Peter Newbery, Michaela Glover, Laura Larson, Carmen Witwer, Carol Lawrence, Tina Jensen, Julia Corbett, Eve Jones, Alan Larson, Cindy Hayden, June Nash, Quick Community 4-H, Grant McPhail, Tim Wulms, Rowena Chambone, Tiffany Denny, Max Beertema, Colton Murrell, Mikey, John Pelsma, Jolene McCormick, Blair Kerr, Lawrence Kerr, Travis Hawkins, Jules Stokes, Eryn Stokes, Dixie Webb, Anna Frezell, Jim Clifford, Bonnie McCreery, Carol Lawrence, Will Vickers, Laura Larson, Carmen Witwer, Cassie Penfold, Hailey Schooner, Kia Beertema, Sandy Middleton, Heather Sturney, Shannon McPhail, C.J.F.W., Liz Lazzarotto, Chuck Hayden, Graham Pole, Laureen Weget. Special thanks to Kelsey Green and all the wonderful staff at the District of Old Hazelton. This is their 5th year in hosting the successful “High Noon” event.We appreciate your support in promoting our rodeo. Best Western Business Award: A big thank you for the wonderful western/rodeo scenes displayed at Bulkley Valley Credit Union; B.C. Historic Cafe; Bulkley Browser in Two Mile and Triple Creek B & B.We appreciate your great rodeo spirit!





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Ball diamond sees action By Shannon Hurst Hazelton/Interior News

The Hazelton ball diamond saw the season officially underway last week with the first evenings of practice for several new teams. The children’s teams started practicing Monday and Wednesday evening. Although there was a decent turnout already, there’s still room for more children in both the 4 − 7 and 8 − 12 age groups and parents need only bring their children to the South Hazelton Ball Park at 5:30 p.m. on either day to register.

Gloves are not required as the South Hazelton Community Association has extra’s. The newly formed women’s team is now practicing on Friday’s and Sunday’s at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to participate even if ladies have never played before. The mixed Scrub teams are now practicing on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come out and join in the fun. For more information or to join stop by the ball park on any of the above nights or call 250-842-7077.





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here is no doubt about it, the organizers pulled off yet another amazing Kispiox Valley Rodeo last weekend. While it wasn’t as hot weather-wise as past rodeo’s which was a blessing for many spectators, the action was some of the best ever. Every event from the bronc and bareback riding to the barrels, roping, wild horse races, kids events, pole bending, rescue races, steer wrestling, to the bull riding, provided some incredible rides and outcomes. Of the many I talked to in the crowd, behind the shoots and those organizing, this was once again a first-class event that left everyone not only satisfied but grateful to be a part of. This year there

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were more cowboy hats in the stands than I’ve seen in the past as more and more people dawned their boots and rodeo outfits and the children were also decked out and having a blast. Rodeo clown, Bruce Chandler did a fantastic job of fishing

for kids. This year I added a new experience and camped at the grounds for the first time. We were not disappointed. The kids and I both had a blast from enjoying campfire’s and walking around looking at all the horses to listening to great country music, dancing, going for a horse drawn wagon ride, hearing amazing stories from cowboys and cowgirls to the young and upcoming stars of future rodeos. Overall I can’t make one complaint, it was a family fun filled weekend and I take my hat off to the many, many people that work so hard for months to put on such a phenomenal event. The volunteer hours put in and the endless dedication of hundreds of people that go into creating a

world-class event such as this would amaze many. The grounds were in excellent condition, fire wood was everywhere for the many who wished to have the ambience of a campfire, the rodeo arena was top notch as always and even the hundreds of competitors were more than pleased with the top notch Kispiox hospitality. While I could literally go on and on about what a fantastic weekend and rodeo it was, I would rather say, if you’ve never been to the “Best Little Rodeo in the West,” make sure you put it at the top of your must do list for next year, there truly is nothing like it in the north. Congrats to all who competed, organized and cheered last weekend!

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

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

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

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

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Kispiox Rodeo roundup

Clockwise from top left, Saddle bronc rider Tyler Koldyk from Penticton, top right, Roy Henry Vickers giving the four-corner blessing, a young cowgirl tries her hand at mutton busting, Hazelton South cowgirl and Kispiox Rodeo princess 2012, Kassie Vipond competes in pole bending, Tie-down roper Shane Lougheed from Heffley Creek gives chase. Shannon Hurst photos


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Help Wanted An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/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.

Qualifications required include: • Post-secondary degree in a related discipline plus two years experience in social services. SSW Certificate or Diploma may be considered. • Knowledge of acquired brain injury. • Understanding of the principles of Harm Reduction. • Strong skills in interpersonal relations, verbal and written communication. • Self starter and commitment to team work. • Computer skills including MS Office, E-mail and the Internet. • Valid BC driver’s license and own vehicle. Out-of-town travel is necessary. • Successful Criminal Records Check. Apply in writing with resume to: Bulkley Valley Brain Injury Association Box 634, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0. Call 250 877-7723 for a full job description. Closing date is 4:00 p.m. June 8, 2012.

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SUMMER CAMP STAFF Camp Caledonia Christian Anglican Youth Summer Camp Telkwa BC Diocese of Caledonia

Seeking Paid Staff for 2012 Summer Camps July 3 - 28th Positions still available: Head cook, life guard,

Resumes to as soon as possible. Closing date June 10th

Position for a full time bookkeeper. Duties to include management

Position Available: Junior Accountant Todd Larson & Associates is seeking an individual for full-time, permanent employment to assist with yearend preparation of ďŹ nancial statements. The position will also include some T1 preparation, payroll, and other bookkeeping functions utilizing Simply Accounting and Microsoft Excel. Requirements: • 2nd or 3rd year CGA student or signiďŹ cant training/experience in the accounting ďŹ eld • Working knowledge of Caseware, Simply Accounting, Microsoft Excel and Word • Team player with excellent organizational, communication and people skills • Good work ethic essential Please forward your resume including a cover letter to or drop it off at 3896 2nd Avenue, Smithers.

Todd Larson & Associates CertiÀed General Accountant 3896 Second Avenue Smithers BC, V0J 2N0 Phone: 250-847-3939 Building Tomorrow Fax: 250-847-2969 Advertising space donated by The Interior News

Lake Babine Nation JOB POSTING

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT The Senior Accountant responsibilities include, but are not limited to, general ledger accountability, and ďŹ nancial reporting, as well as ďŹ nancial proďŹ tability analysis and other special projects as assigned. The Senior Accountant must comply with Canadian public sector accounting standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, ďŹ nancial by-laws and, policies and procedures of the Lake Babine Nation. The Senior Accountant reports directly to the Finance Controller. Job Duties are as follows, but not limited to: Liaising with ďŹ nance clerks in maintaining the Lake Babine Nation accounting system. Prepare periodic ďŹ nancial statements, reports and records by collecting, analyzing and summarizing account information. Responsible for general ledger. Assists with budget activity, proper expenditure coding, document preparation, and other accounting-related activities. Participate in annual audit of ďŹ nancial statements and review of the accounting system Maintains Tangible Capital Inventory list of all LBN assets Perform other related duties as required. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, ďŹ nance or related ďŹ eld or education plus experience. Accounting designation preferred. 5+ years of experience in ďŹ nancial management. Experience with computerized accounting system required. Highly efďŹ cient Computer Skills Salary: Commensurate with education and experience Closing Date: June 15, 2012 Submit Resume and cover letter to: Beatrice MacDonald, Human Resources 225 Sus Avenue, P.O. Box 879 Burns Lake, B.C., V0J 1E0 Fax: 250-692-4790 Email: Only those short listed will be contacted.

The Northwest’s leading Jeweller is looking for Full & Part Time

Sales Associates Retail sales experience an asset but will train candidates who desire a career in this exciting and rewarding environment. Drop off resumes in person to Lauren or Baron, 1131B Main St., Smithers


of payables/receivables and payroll, warranty administration and preparation of financial statements Email resume to: or phone Mark or Glenn at 250.847.4266

Help Wanted EXPERIENCED SERVER required for new dining restaurant. Call (250)877-6707.

Accepting resumes for...

Please apply with resume 3352 Frontage Road, Smithers


STRUCTURLAM PRODUCTS Ltd., located in beautiful Penticton, B.C. is seeking experienced Timber Framers. For more information and to apply, please visit our website @ T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive beneďŹ t package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250286-9502.


West Fraser Mills Ltd.

Relief/Casual LPN Position available in a medical/health service ofďŹ ce. Some travel required. Computer experience necessary.

MARIPOSA GARDENS (in Osoyoos BC) seeking RCAs. ($17.34/hr) email: becky.marlatt

Send resumes attention: West Fraser Mills Ltd. Medical Health Services 1250 Brownmiller Rd. • Quesnel, B.C. • V2J 6P5 or fax to 250-992-0802.

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You’ll love being on the other side of the counter

Position Available: Junior Accountant Todd Larson & Associates is seeking an individual for full-time, permanent employment to assist with yearend preparation of ďŹ nancial statements. The position will also include some T1 preparation, payroll, and other bookkeeping functions utilizing Simply Accounting and Microsoft Excel. Requirements: • 2nd or 3rd year CGA student or signiďŹ cant training/experience in the accounting ďŹ eld • Working knowledge of Caseware, Simply Accounting, Microsoft Excel and Word • Team player with excellent organizational, communication and people skills • Good work ethic essential Please forward your resume including a cover letter to or drop it off at 3896 2nd Avenue, Smithers.

Todd Larson & Associates CertiÀed General Accountant 3896 Second Avenue Smithers BC, V0J 2N0 Phone: 250-847-3939 Building Tomorrow Fax: 250-847-2969

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

Now Hiring Full-Time Front Counter Daytime Staff What you’ll love: • Flexible Hours • Health Benefits • Scholarship program • Free Uniforms • Paid Training

Apply Now Smithers, Highway 16 with resume

Employment Opportunity

HEALTH DIRECTOR Term: Full time position Start date: July 2, 2012 Wage: Commensurate with Health Canada Guidelines. Days per Week: 5 days per week Application Deadline: 4:00 pm June 22, 2012

Kitsumkalum First Nation is seeking a candidate, who is results oriented, has strong positive interpersonal relationship skills and an ability to engage the enthusiasm and commitment of those with whom you work with to ďŹ ll the Health Director position. The responsibilities of the Health Director will include: t 1SPWJEF DPPSEJOBUJPO BOE TVQQPSU UP )FBMUI 1SPHSBN EFMJWFSZ UP SBJTF UIF MFWFM PG health awareness in the community, t%FWFMPQBOENBJOUBJOJOUFHSBUFEIPMJTUJDQSPHSBNTBOETFSWJDFTJOBTTPDJBUJPOXJUI other social, education, and community programs, t%FWFMPQCVEHFUT BENJOJTUFSmOBODJBMSFDPSETBOESFQPSUJOHSFRVJSFNFOUTPGUIF,JU sumkalum Health Department, t"UUFOEXPSLTIPQT DPOGFSFODFTBOEUSBJOJOHQSPHSBNTUPJODSFBTFTLJMMTBOELOPXM edge for the promotion of public health, t4VCNJUGVOEJOHQSPQPTBMTUPWBSJPVTGVOEJOHBHFODJFTGPSGVOETUPEFWFMPQBOEJNQMF NFOUTVQQMFNFOUBM)FBMUI4FSWJDFTBOE1SPHSBNT t&OTVSFUIBU)FBMUIOFFETBSFJEFOUJmFE QSJPSJUJFTTFU BOE)FBMUI$BSF1MBOT XPSL plans) are developed reecting the community’s needs. The position will report directly to the Band Manager QualiďŹ cations: t&EVDBUJPOBOE&YQFSJFODF t #BDDBMBVSFBUF PG 4DJFODF %FHSFF JO SFMFWBOU IFBMUITPDJBM TFSWJDFT PS DPNQBSBCMF FEVDBUJPOBOEFYQFSJFODFJOIFBMUITPDJBMTFSWJDFTBOEPSBCPSJHJOBMIFBMUI t&EVDBUJPOBMQSFQBSBUJPOJO)FBMUI$BSF.BOBHFNFOU "NJOJNVNPGZFBSTFYQFSJFODFXPSLJOHJOUIFIFBMUIDBSFmFME *OUFSFTUFEJOEJWJEVBMTTIPVMETVCNJUUIFJSSFTVNF MFUUFSTPGSFGFSFODF QFSTPOBM professional) and cover letter to: Kitsumkalum Band Council Attn: Steve Roberts, Band Manager P.O. Box 544 Terrace, BC V8G 4B5 Fax: (250) 635-4622 Email: Thank you to all that apply; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Professional/ Management DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Project Engineer in Kitimat, BC, Canada. The Project Engineer will possess competency in the followign areas in order to perform his/her role in a safe, productive, and effective manner Oversees the Administration of Contract (Accepted Bid Package) and Information Management - Assists with Project Administration and Cash Flow Ensures a safe work environement - Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university; or 2 to 4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience - Ability to work in a team environment -Ability to define problems, gather data, establish facts, and draw



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DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for QAQC Manager in Kitimat, BC, Canada. The QA QC Manager will have knowledge in the following: Responsible for all inspection activities - Assign qualified inspection and test personnel to perform their applicable quality related activities - Responsible for review and approval of test controls and test results, inspection records and welding inspections. - Document nonconformances - Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, scientific, or construction-related discipline from four-year college or university; or 2 to 4 years related experience and/ or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in the civil discipline Knowledge of construction practices (i.e., formwork, rebar, concrete placing, etc) is preferred -Demonstrated skill and knowledge with applicable Quality codes. - Must have knowledge of the general structure of quality assurance programs, especially of inspection and testing procedures under those programs. Please send resume to

Trades, Technical GRANDE PRAIRIE Regional College, Fairview Campus has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Welding Instructor located in Fairview, Alberta (the Heart of the Peace River region in northwestern Alberta). For more information visit our website at Due to apprenticeship enrollment increases we are expanding our staffing so we Need Instructors in this program! PARTS TECHNICIAN, licensed or apprentice required for Peace River Alberta GM dealer. Automotive knowledge an asset. $3,000 to $5,000 per month. Fax resume to 780624-4124 or email: Attention: Parts Manager. SHOP FOREMAN required at busy GM Dealership in Central Alberta. Minimum 5 years of Journeyman experience. Please send your resume to: Adams Chevrolet Wetaskiwin, Alberta.


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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

Sitka Creek Tree Service Ltd. • Arborist Services • Tree Removal & Topping


Certi¿ed Faller, Arborist & Danger Tree Assessor Smithers, BC Tel: 250-877-8761 Email:

Pets & Livestock


Memorial donations are a kind and thoughtful way to recognize the need to help the living and show respect and remembrance to a loved one, friend, or associate. Send your donation to: The Bulkley Valley Brain Injury Association, Box 634, Smithers V0J 2N0

REG. 3-yr-old Red Angus Bull. Quick Haven Angus. 250-8469349

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Building Supplies 12’X12’ insulated garage door, like new condition. $1500. 250-877-9565 lve msg.



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Dynamic Cleaning Services Afraid of Heights? Clearly, it’s window cleaning time! Commercial/Residential Floor Specialist • Windows • • Carpets • Floors • General Cleaning •

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

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TRI-TOWN LUMBER & FEED LTD. 2142 Omenica Ave., South Hazelton, B.C. V0J 2J1 We have an immediate opening for a full or part time sales person, and/or a full or part time person to work in the lumber yard and do deliveries. Some physical work and lifting is required. Knowledge of hardware and building supplies would be an asset, but we will train the right individual. Good communication and customer service skills will be required.

Serving Smithers and Surrounding Area Phone: 250-847-0756


Wanted for Project Work Immediately: Pipe Fitters (required for 5-6 months) Competitive Wages, Living Out Allowance, and Benefit Packages Offered. Please apply by email to, or by fax at (250) 992-5373, or in person; 2241 Campbell Crescent, Quesnel, BC. V2J 5Z8 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


Blinds & Drapery


New Blinds...

Of All Kinds

• cleaning • repair •

Bob Swift 250-847-3051

Hesston PT 7 Swather, Teak Desk, N.H. 273 Square Baler, Antique Dutch Cuckoo Clock, Owatonna 8 ft Swather, Dutch Dolls - Authentic Dress, Bale Stooker, 3 Dutch Carpets, Bale Forks, Antique Delft Blue China, MF 7 ft 3 pt Mower, Seigler Propane Wall Furnace, MF 3 Bottom 3 pt hitch Plow, Wood Futon, MF 7 ft 3 pt Disc, Round Wood Dinning Table & 4 Chairs, 9 ft Seed Drill, Grain Grass, & Fertilizer, China Cabinet, Rema Hydraulic Post Driver, Coffee Table, Teco Grain Grinder, 2 End Table. MF PTO Pulley, Chest of Drawers, 1992 Ford F-250 PU, Dresser & Mirrors, 12 ft Fibre Glass Boat & Trailer, Computer Desk, Honda XR Dirt Bike, 8 Setting Dishes, Mini Bike, Lamps, Farm Wagon with Rack, Cook Books, 3 pt Bucket, Weider Weight Set, Hand Garden Seeder, Building Supplies, Lead Soil Heater, Electric Supplies, 4x4 ft Turn Buckles, Doors & Windows, Electric Calf De-Horners, Cement Blocks, Burdizo Castrators, T+G Pine, 2 Plastic Corner Troughs, Fencing Material, Cow Activated Waterer, PVC Tiles, Oxy-Acet Outfit, Show Shoes, Old Wood Wheels, Bottles & Capper, Aluminum Nest Boxes, Crossbow, Gardening Tools, Iron Railing, 3 Point hitch, 24”, 26 & 28” Tractor Tires.

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

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


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

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

Bulkley Valley Eavestroughing - Telkwa Serving the Bulkley Valley for over 16 years Willy Verhelst



JB Innovations Providing over 15 years of professional experience.

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Lawn Care Window Washing Eaves trough Cleaning & More

Spring to Fall Combo Specials Available Call Chantal & Jason Bartram

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Veterinarian Services

Free Estimates

Veterinarian Services


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Saturday June 16, 2012 at 12:00 Noon at Kerrs’ Pit, Leave Highway 16 10 miles East of Telkwa Follow Kerr Road and the Auction Signs


Trades, Technical

Babcon Industries is Looking for Skilled Tradesmen/women


Continuous Aluminum Gutters

Please mail or drop off resume, or email to

Trades, Technical

Cleaning Services

• View Enhancement/Thinning

Dane Drzimotta

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• Brush Chipping & Removal


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

• Spur Free Pruning

• Insect & Disease Management

valid conclusions. Send Resume to:

Merchandise for Sale

Heavy Duty Machinery

Licenced & Insured


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250.847.0710 Monday - Wednesday 8am to Noon At other times call... 250-847-5321

and please leave a message


4228 Broadway Ave June 9 8 a.m. to noon Sports stuff, toys, household, bikes, furniture, small appliances, misc.

Too Much Stuff?

GARAGE SALE June 9 8 a.m. to noon 1118 Hwy 16, Telkwa Golf clubs, oak entertainment unit, ikea table, greenhouse supplies, Misc. items.

GARAGE SALE Saturday, June 9, 9-12 Pioneer Activity Center 4018 Mountain View Drive, Smithers Bring your own bags please


It’s Garage Sale Season Call to place your Garage Sale ad with The Interior News


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Acreage for Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

Homes for Rent

Homes for Rent


ACREAGES at the end of Jackpine Rd, Telkwa, B.C. Nice view and exc. water supply. Power to property line. For info. please call 250-846-5354 or fax 250-846-5394

APARTMENTS AND townhouses for rent in Houston. $450 and up. One, two, three and four bedrooms. Call: Kathy at 250-845-4505 or 250845-4131.

2 BDRM, 1 bath house in Smithers. $1200 util. incl. (250)643-5015

2 BDRM, 1 bath, W/D, 1 year lease, newly reno’d, 5 min downtown, mtn view, deck, pets OK, 1000 sq.ft., main & bsmt for storage. Avail. July 1st. $1150/mth, $400 dmg – util. sep. Kim (604)836-2504

1989 E350 Ford Deluxe 27’ Vanguard motor home excellent shape only 87k 2nd owner. This unit will sell fast. Call Eve: 250-877-2042

Houses For Sale

SMITHERS, 1 bdrm, newly reno’d, N/S, close to downtown. $450/mo. Ref. req’d. Call (250)707-1610

Beautiful custom built 5 bdrm, 2 1/2 bath home on 5.58 fenced acres. Gorgeous mountain and river views. A few steps away from prime Bulkley River fishing spot. Only 2 min. drive to town. For more information or to view, please call 847-8788. Asking $499,000.

Duplex / 4 Plex

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TELKWA, 2 bdrm, recently renovated & appls., newly landscaped, avail. June 15. $800/mth. n/p, n/s Ref’s req’d. (250)845-7030

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THREE BEDROOM HOUSE FOR RENT. No smoking, no pets Utilities not included $900.00 per month Call 250-847-5261 Available Immediately

Suites, Lower 1 BDRM, ground level suite, incl. F/S/W/D, all util, sat. TV, internet, patio. Backed up to wooded area, fenced yard, for quiet single mature adult, N/S, N/P. Ref’s Req’d. $950/mth. Avail. July 1. 250-847-3827 after 6 p.m.


1997 SPORTSMASTER trailer, 23 ft, like new. $9,500. 250-847-4517, 250-846-5491.

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RE/MAX Bulkley Valley Realty 3568 Hwy.16 250.847.5999

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4953 Highway 16

with office, living room, kitchen, full bath, on natural gas

Power locks, A/C, Keyless & Keypad entry, 156,000 km. Call May

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Enjoy this updated 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home with a 1 bedroom suite, a great mortgage helper. 87’ x 125’ lot offers highway frontage, great for a home based business.

Dave Barclay 250.847.0365

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1997 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4

Open House 1-3pm Saturday, June 9th

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12 x 40 Atco Trailer

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NEW River Front Condos

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“A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN OUR REGION” 37, 3RD Avenue, PH: 250-692-3195 PO Box 820, TF: 800-320-3339 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 FX: 250-692-3305

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing affecting “Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Zoning Bylaw No. 700, 1993” will be held on Monday June 18, 2012 at 7:00 P.M in the West Fraser Room at the Smithers Municipal Office, 1027 Aldous Street, Smithers, B.C. “Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Zoning Bylaw No. 700, 1993” is proposed to be amended by Bylaw No. 1637 by rezoning the subject property from Small Holdings (H1) to Rural Residential (R6) to allow the subdivision of the property into two parcels. The subject property is located at 2046 Millar Rd, approximately 2 km east of the Town of Smithers and is legally described as “Lot 2, Section 21, Township 4, Range 5, Coast District Plan PRP12850”. The part of the subject property that is under application is shown cross-hatched and labelled “Application Area” on the map below.



100% Financing available O.A.C.

250-847-7928 Cell 250-877-2434 Real Estate

Real Estate Originally $290,000 • 3 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • 1240 sq.ft • Attached garage • Decks and patios

White Rock/ South Surrey 5505019

NOW $265,000 + HST Call Leo Lubbers 250.847.1292 Bulkley Valley 250.847.5999

White Rock/ South Surrey

White Rock/ South Surrey

Written submissions sent by mail to P.O. Box 820, Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0; by fax to (250) 692-1220; or by e-mail to must be received by the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako no later than June 18, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. to be ensured of consideration at the Public Hearing. The Public Hearing on Bylaw No. 1637 will be chaired by the Director or Alternate Director for Electoral Area A as a delegate of the Board. A copy of the Board resolution making the delegation, copies of the proposed bylaws and other relevant information may be inspected at the office of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako between the hours of 8:30 A.M. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from June 6 through June 18, 2012 inclusive. A copy of the proposed bylaw and other relevant information will also be made available at the Smithers Public Library.


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Authentically maintained heritage home with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Residential or business use allowed. 100’x125’ lot. Contact Sandra today for a viewing! i

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At the Public Hearing all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present a written submission respecting matters contained in the bylaw that is the subject of the Public Hearing.

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For further information please call the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Planning Department at 250-6923195 or 1-800-320-3339. This is the first of two publications.

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Sport Utility Vehicle

Sport Utility Vehicle

2004 Trillium Travel Trailer

2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5

Sleeps 4, awning, fan, porta-potti, lots of storage. Easy to pull by smaller vehicles, electric brakes. Excellent condition.

212k, set-up for north driving, 8 tires, extra driving lights, full Husky mats & cargo liner, Ext cell antennae with 5 watt booster & hands free cradle, deflectors, exc cond.


2007 31’ Jayco Jayflight Trailer 21’ awning, sleeps 8-10, great condition, living/dining room slide & bunk bed slide, queen bed, shower w/skylight, lots of storage inside & out, A/C, sound system & 3 TV hookups.





Trucks & Vans

Trucks & Vans

2005 Montana Van A/C, power windows, 8 seats, very clean, good condition. Asking





New winter tires & all seasons, new windshield & blades, maintenance record avail., 242,000 km.

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Trucks & Vans

Invitation to Tenderers Lake Babine Nation is inviting qualiÀed contractors to submit bids for the following work at Tachet (Babine I.R. No. 25): • • •

Re-grade and re-surface approximately 3km of gravel road Construct community drainage system, including approximately 4km of ditches, 15 road crossing culverts, and 53 driveway culverts Associated civil works

Tender documents including addenda may be obtained on B.C. Bid ( Interested bidders must submit sealed bids marked “Bid for Tachet Community Road and Drainage Improvements” to the ofÀce of the Owner’s Representative:

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

Asking ...

$9,000! obo

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250-847-7928 Cell 250-877-2434 Wrecker/Used Parts

Wrecker/Used Parts

“Home of a Million Parts” • Eco Friendly & money saving • Preserve natural resources • Save valuable land¿ll • Provide tested OEM repair parts at a fraction of the price


HARRIS AUTO WRECKERS LTD 3471 Old Babine Lake Road


Smithers, BC V0J 2N6 Phone: 847-2114 Fax: 847-1445 Email:

Chris Cheng, P.Eng. Associated Engineering 300-4940 Canada Way Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 4M5 Tender Closing Date: June 22, 2012 Tender Closing Time: 2:00pm local time Bids must be accompanied by the speciÀed Bid Bond payable to the Lake Babine Nation. The lowest or any bid will not necessarily be accepted. Technical inquires by bidders are to be sent via email directed to Chris Cheng, P.Eng of Associated Engineering ( An optional site visit is tentatively scheduled for Friday, June 8, 2012 at 1pm. Meeting location to be conÀrmed. Please RSVP to by Wednesday, June 6, 2012 to conÀrm attendance.


We encourage you to shop local to support our community’s economy health and growth Come worship with us at



Rev. Alyssa Anderson Sunday 10:00 AM Worship & Children’s Program

Pastor James Folkerts (URC-NA) 1170 Hwy 16, Telkwa

Services at 10 am & 2:30 pm Listen to “Whitehorse Inn program” Sundays at 9 am on The Peak 870 am

At the corner of Queen St. & 8th

250-847-3333 BETHEL REFORMED CHURCH Welcomes you to worship with us 10 am & 4 pm every Sunday

Pastor Lou Slagter 3115 Gould Place Smithers


CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH Sunday Worship Services 10 am & 6 pm 1471 Columbia Drive Sunday School - Ages 3-6 Junior Reflection - Ages 7-8 during morning worship services. Phone 250-847-2333 Pastor Dan Hoogland “Back to God Hour” on The Peak at 9:30 am Sundays on CJFW at 9:30 Visitors Welcome

For information

FAITH ALIVE Christian Fellowship Upper floor Fitness Northwest Centre, Broadway Ave. 10-12 noon Sundays Youth meeting Fridays at 7 pm

Join us for Services. Renew your FAITH! We welcome visitors and new members.

10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Bahá’í Faith 250-877-6099


4th Sunday

FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH on the corner of Queen St. and 7th Ave.

Morning Worship 10:45 am with Junior Church and Nursery

2:00 pm service at St. John the Divine, Quick

Pastor Chris Kibble

250-847-6155 • Quick 250-847-9881 • Smithers 250-847-5625 • Fax phone


Lutheran Church


Meeting in the Historic St. Stephen’s Church

Rev. Dwayne Goertzen Pastor Trevor Brawdy 250-847-2929

Mount Zion

1620 Highway 16 in Telkwa

Pastor James Slaa 2788 Upper Viewmount Rd. All welcome to attend! Contact number 250-847-5879

1636 Princess Street Rev. Daphne Moser

10:00 am - Service and Sunday School

Rev. Don Mott, Phone 250-847-3864



Sunday Morning Worship 10 am

For information e.mail Phone 250-643-1586

Welcomes You! Sunday School (for all ages) – 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship – 11:00 a.m. Pastor Jim Raddatz Corner of Upper Viewmount Rd & Hwy 16 250-847-2466 Affiliated with the PAOC

Email: Website: First Service 9 a.m. Sunday School 10-11 Second Service 11:15 1838 Main St.

Seventh Day Adventist

Saturday Service Contact 250-847-5983 • New Members Welcome • 3696 4th Avenue

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Hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling 20x30 workshop, 90x150 lot Fully developed bsmnt, 4 bedroom Visual tour @

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4953 Highway 16, Smithers

2013 Dominion Street

4221 First Avenue

Rem Lot B Lake Kathlyn Rd

Lot B Kroeker Road

7865 Highway 16

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Dave & Sonia

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5 bdrm, 3 bath, 2580sf family home Situated on quiet street, hill location Many upgrades, all apps included Paved drive, carport, deck, storage

Karen Benson


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Spacious 6 bedroom home Updated kitchen, nat gas/wood heat Paved drive, large fenced yard 10x16 shed, 5 appliances included

Peter Lund


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Picturesque acreage Close to town, level ground Perfect for home site, views Year round creek, open pasture

Peter Lund


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4.96 acres, view, paved road Creek, lightly treed Good building sites

Leo Lubbers


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29 acres zoned industrial 10,000 sf steel building house Sawmill, edgar, 3 phase power

Leo Lubbers


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12792 Alder Road

1191 Coalmine Rd, Telkwa

924 Highland Road

4975 Highway 16, Smithers

1220 Hunter Ave, Telkwa

3267 Third Avenue

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5 acres, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom 30x30 shop, wired and heated Barn, lots of upgrades

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Spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom Hardwood floors, bay window Lots of kitchen cupboards Enclosed garage, big yard

Ron Lapadat


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Family living at it’s best Great 5 acre view location Updated 3900 sf country home

Ron Lapadat


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Fabulous view location Steps to Smithers Golf Club 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom home

Ron Lapadat


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Great Bulkley River frontage Custom log 1½ storey home Birch floors, fir cabinetry Visual tour @

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Huge gourmet kitchen with island 4 second level bedrooms, 2750 sf Large master bedroom & ensuite Visual tour @

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1972 Princess Street

1300 Pine Street, Telkwa

4083 Alfred Avenue

1580 Morgan Road

5529 Old Babine Lake Road

3726 Thirteenth Avenue

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Character, 700 sf garage Hardwood, skylights, 3 bathroom Paved, .84 acre private lot Visual tour @

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Beautiful 2 storey, 3 bedroom home 2008 age with energy feature 9’ ceilings, fireplace, porch, quality Visual tour @

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20 acres quality, custom built Passive solar design, 3 bedrooms Birch kitchen, vaulted ceilings Visual tour @

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8.66 acres on Canyon Creek 5 bedroom home with indoor pool Mature landscaping, pond Numerous outbuildings

Sandra Hinchliffe


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Energy efficient home 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom 2 fire places Garage and fenced yard

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Lot 2 Morgan Road

1920 Babine Lake Road

3010 Mountainview Road

38198 Telkwa High Road

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Donna Grudgfield Res. 847-3787

Call Mnt 360* view property Custom built 3500 s.f. home In-law self contained suite Horse barn, outdoor arena

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Leo Lubbers Res. 847-3869

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Ron Lapadat Cell. 847-0335

Beautiful 2652sf log home High end finish, fixtures & hot tub Great view of Bulkley Valley 320 acres with 2nd home

Charlie McClary

Dave Barclay Cell. 847-0365

Sonia Apostoliuk Cell. 847-0937

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Spectacular 116 acre river property 1760 sq ft home & guest home 70ac treed, 40ac open meadow ½ mile riverfront with cottage

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Sandra Hinchliffe Cell. 847-0725

Charlie McClary Cell. 877-1770

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Alida Kyle Res. 877-6050

Purposed 105 lot subdivision 12 lots, services approved Backs onto Tyhee Lake Greenspace plan S. of Development

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Karen Benson Cell. 847-0548

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