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No fault system compensates injured workers No lawsuits applicable for workers REBECCA BILLARD Under B.C.'s mandatory no fault system, workers relinquish their right to sue their employer and in turn employers agree to fund the no fault insurance system. According to Megan Johnson from WorkSafe B.C., the no fault system is in place so that approved employees can receive fast access

to compensation, rather than having to sue an employer through the court system. She said the no fault system is standard for all employees in B.C. and falls under the Workers Compensation Act. "This is not something that has just been developed for Babine Forest Products, it is something that is applicable to everyone," she said. WorkSafe B.C.'s payout system is compensation based and Johnson said injured workers More on page 7 ...

Lake Babine Nation election Twenty six nominated candidates for chief REBECCA BILLARD Nominations for chief and council of Lake Babine Nation flooded in following nomination meetings held last week. Lake Babine Nation holds its elections for council every three years. Up for election is the seat of chief, two seats on Tachet council, two seats on Fort

Babine council, one seat on Old Fort council and four seats on the Woyonne council. There is 26 nominated candidates for chief, nine candidates for Old Fort councillor, 15 candidates for Tachet councillor, 31 candidates for Fort Babine Councillor and 35 candidates for Woyonne councillor. The general election will be held on June 28, 2012.

TWO THUMBS UP FOR 2012 GRADS Lakes District Secondary School Grade 12 students celebrated the end of their high school year’s last week. A total of 106 Grade 12 students graduated this year and were each presented with their graduation certificates during the Commencement Ceremony held last Friday. Principal Mike Skinner wished students well and encouraged them to enrol in higher education. The school’s Grand March, with the theme of ‘An evening in Paris’ was held on Saturday night. For more photos turn to pages 14 and 15. Rebecca Billard photo

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Friday, June 15th CNC Lakes District will celebrate the achievements of 159 students graduating from eleven programs that took place in Burns Lake, Granisle and Grassy Plains.

Congratulations CNC Graduates

Contact us about your future!

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Mayor Luke Strimbold joined local children from the Woyonne Kindergarten and Preschool in the ‘Our Dreams Matter Too’ march on Gilgan Drive on Monday. The walk was held to bring awareness to the need for culturally based equality for First Nations children. Rebecca Billard photo

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Let’s rebuild the Babine Mill! Local jobs, a strong local economy and a thriving community— a sustainable new mill is key to all of these. If you’re passionate about rebuilding a sustainable forest industry in our community, make your voice heard. Contact MLA John Rustad (, MLA Adrian Dix ( and Premier Christy Clark (, and urge them to back the timber supply necessary to rebuild the Babine Forest Products Sawmill. Let them know that rebuilding the mill is central to ensuring a strong, diverse local economy and a healthy and thriving community.

A new mill in Burns Lake will support: ●

the creation of long-term, well-paying jobs

local businesses and contractors

a strong First Nations community and economy

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vital competition in our regional forest economy

an emerging regional bioenergy industry

leadership in environmental stewardship that promotes a balance between timber and non-timber values tourism and related industries that diversify the economy


Community support is key. Join Babine and Decker Lake Forest Products, along with the Burns Lake Native Development Corporation in supporting a rebuild of the Babine Forest Products Sawmill in Burns Lake. We believe there’s a future here for all of us.

Look out for further opportunities to learn how you can make a huge contribution in ensuring the government hears about how important the mill is to our community.


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Goodbye greenhouse goals


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Political collaboration benefits all That saying from the movie Field of Dreams ... ‘build it and he will come’... doesn’t seem to work for council as not one person showed to give public input to the municipal goals and objectives meeting. I just want people to remember that during the up coming year if they have a beef with council. Regardless of public participation, it is great to see the idea of partnership and cooperation between the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako (RDBN) and the Village of Burns Lake be suggested in the goals and objectives for the village’s 2013 plan. It brought into question the idea of making this a municipal goal ... I think that sometimes council has to step out of the chambers and take a look at the bigger picture. Whether it be a council goal or a RDBN goal, if they work together to combine their forces, so much more could be achieved. Both local and regional governments should always be working together for the benefit of the people they are elected to serve. While there is set boundaries between the RDBN and the village for taxation, both local governments, while independent of each other, are really still interrelated through the people that they represent.



This is the same for all spheres of government. The RDBN and the village are tasked with providing effective, transparent, accountable and coherent government for the area and cooperating with one another fosters friendly relations between them. It also requires consulting one another on matters of common interest, as well as coordinating certain actions and legislation with one another. I think both governments should meet with each other on a regular basis. The village has started having scheduled joint council meetings with the Burns Lake Band and Lake Babine Nation, so why not meet with the RDBN too? The benefits of municipal and regional government collaboration not only includes the potential for improved cost effectiveness, but also allows a combined force to get project approvals and funding, as well as ensuring increased accountability and communication. Political boundaries are fixed, yet functional or service boundaries are not. As is the case with the Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena. It is located in, and operated by the Village of Burns Lake, but is open to all resident of the Lakes District. Intergovernmental collaboration creates a strong local government system, so why not include the RDBN in the village’s goals and objectives? The local governments are joining forces to hire an economic development officer, perhaps that relationship can be taken further to other projects too.

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In February 2012, this column asked the question: “Are B.C.’s greenhouse gas reduction targets history?” The answer is contained in a new draft plan from BC Hydro on how to meet future power demand. And while it’s not explicitly stated, the answer is yes. The draft plan was released in May for discussion purposes, but so far there hasn’t been much discussion. This is surprising given some of the recommendations, such as firing up the Burrard Thermal natural gas power plant more often and buying fossil fuel power from the North American market to keep up to demand. The plan confirms a few things that have been evident for a while. Dreams of exporting B.C. hydroelectric power are gone for the foreseeable future. And with mining ramping up along with natural gas development and population growth, BC Hydro now projects electricity demand could rise by 50 per cent over the next 20 years. The emergence of huge shale gas sources in B.C. and across the United States has changed the North American energy picture dramatically, as U.S. electricity producers replace coal by burning cheaper and cleaner gas to ramp up power production. B.C. is losing gas market share in the U.S., its only export customer for heating fuel and electricity use. Former premier Gordon Campbell’s climate goals officially remain in place: 33 per cent greenhouse gas reduction by 2020 and a whopping 80 per cent by 2050. If the gas boom proceeds as planned, B.C. domestic emissions will not be down, but up considerably by 2020. Premier Christy Clark has a new target for 2020: three liquefied natural gas production lines feeding high-pressure tankers at Kitimat, for export to Asia. Not only will B.C. need to buy gas-fired power from outside the

province to keep up to industrial and residential demand, but the natural gas industry will need its own new gas-fired electricity to produce LNG for export. Natural gas passed forestry as B.C.’s top resource revenue source many years ago. In 2005, the volatile gas price spiked up and produced $1 billion in windfall profits that allowed the B.C. government to buy a rare period of public sector labour peace through the 2010 Olympics. Now a glut of shale gas has pushed the North American price down from its historic range of $4 to $6 per thousand cubic feet to about $2.40. Despite that low price, gas producers in B.C. are going flat out to develop the Horn River and Montney shale gas deposits in northeast B.C. I asked David Pryce, vice-president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, why so much gas is being developed now. He said producers have made huge investments in B.C. shale gas drilling rights, and are in an international race to supply LNG to Asian countries where the price is currently four times higher than in North America. Whatever the domestic price, B.C. gas producers have to show LNG investors such as Mitsubishi and Korea Gas that they can fill a steady procession of LNG tankers at a competitive rate. If LNG doesn’t fly here, B.C.’s gas export market soon evaporates. Currently gas producers pay about $400 million a year in royalties, and that much again to buy up shale gas drilling rights. The industry already employs about 12,000 workers in B.C. The B.C. government has little choice but to redefine its climate targets. Instead of cutting domestic emissions, it will try to take credit for displacing coal power in Asia. Fortunately, B.C.’s main coal exports are for high-grade coal used in steel-making. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Council’s plans for 2013 go unheard Empty public seats at municipal goals and objectives meeting REBECCA BILLARD No members of the public turned up to hear the Village of Burns Lake council's goals and objectives for 2013. The special public meeting was held recently in council chambers. Mayor Luke Strimbold said to councillors that he hoped members of the public would have attended the meeting, but that he understands people are busy. "We were hoping for some feedback from the public," he said to council. The 2013 goals and objectives were developed by council following a number of recent

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No local residents turned up to hear the Village of Burns Lake council’s goals and objectives for 2013. A special meeting was held recently in order to get feedback from the public. strategic planning ses- engagement. Council say they will sions. They say this will also continue to build According to council, be achieved through on relationships with the objectives set out an engaging the business local organizations, attainable plan for long community in regular such as Comfor Manterm municipal asset scheduled roundtable agement Services Ltd. management. breakfast meetings and First Nations. Among the goals, with Mayor Strimbold, Goals also include council plans to build as well as by develop- exploring the possibilirelationships with ing a communications ty of expanding municmembers of the public strategy and conduct- ipal boundaries in order in an open and trans- ing an internal review to provide services to parent manner, encour- of village corporate an expanded area of the aging public input and procedures. Lakes District as well

as promoting the development of social health and wellness resources through the newly formed Lakes District Health Network and by working cooperatively with Northern Health. As reported in the Lakes District News edition of Feb. 29, 2012, the Lakes District Health Network was formed earlier this year following the restructuring of the Lakes District Health Advisory Committee (LDHAC). At that time, council cited difficulty reaching quorum at LDHAC meetings over recent months, which they said slowed the progress of community initiatives, resulting in the need to restructure the committee. For recreation, council is set to begin the implementation of the Lakes District long term recreation plan, in partnership with the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako and they also plan to develop an annual recreation and event guide to support the recreation plan.

Councillor Susan Schienbein expressed concerns about including the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako (RDBN) in municipal goals and objectives. She said,

"It is important that we capture our intent and desire to work with the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako for recreation. It is critical that we find a way to More on page 7 ...


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Burns Lake, you deserve better Please help us find Maddy

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

Editor: In response to the letter to the editor submitted by Paula Van Tine published in the Lakes District News on May 30, 2012, I would like to express my support for the Burns Lake Medical Clinic Society (BLMCS). I was a patient of two of the best MD’s I have ever known, specifically Dr.’s Purdon and Pretorius, both of whom have left the community. They were the progressive type of doctors that the BLMCS wishes to recruit. After Dr. Pretorius left for Kamloops, I had my medical file transferred to the Southside Health and Wellness Centre so that I could use their nurse practitioners as my primary heath provider as I was fed up with the Burns Lake Medical Clinic.

The Village of Burns Lake and surrounding area deserves a lot better in the way of health services. It’s wonderful that a new hospital will be built, but unless the attitudes of many health professionals and management changes, you will have nothing but a new building with fancy equipment. People matter first, then facilities. My wife, a nurse with 30 years of experience in operating room, intensive care, emergency room and other areas of expertise would love to work for this new clinic, or in this area for that matter, but due to financial constraints, time frame and a lack of support from the existing medical community, will be working permanently elsewhere where her skills will be appreciated.

We have lived in the Burns Lake area for over nine years and she has worked a total of five months in the immediate area. Burns Lake, you deserve much better. You are losing medical professionals who get that it is the patient/client who is the priority, not the whims of so-called management types or my 'poor wallet' types. Historically the behaviour reflecting the values of the local medical community are suspect, given that health is comprised of 'caring' professions. I hope for the sake of the community that we will be leaving behind that the BLMCS will be a roaring success and that some other much needed changes take place. Dave Williams

LNG exports will add revenue to B.C. Editor: The emerging LNG industry in Northern B.C. is reportedly going to require an amount of energy well in excess of the entire output of the long proposed Site C Dam. How, then, can the B.C. NDP be opposed to the Site C Dam and other renewable energy projects, while also

claiming to be in support of developing an LNG industry in B.C.? Site C and these other projects are essential to powering a clean LNG industry in this province. LNG exports to Asia have the potential to add $2 billion per year in new revenue to the provincial treasury; funds that can go a long

way toward paying for health care, education and other needs in this province. LNG exports also have the potential to considerably reduce coal consumption, pollution and carbon emissions in Asia. In fact, the abundance of untapped, carbonfree, renewable energy that B.C. has available

from sources like the Site C Dam is unrivalled, giving B.C. a distinct competitive advantage in attracting an LNG industry. It’s time to get on with building the Site C Dam to ensure we have the energy we need to support a B.C. based LNG industry. Fred Reemeyer Coquitlam

Editor: Unbelievably, my 20 year old niece, Madison Scott, remains missing after mysteriously disappearing on May 28, 2011, from the Hogsback Lake forestry campsite 25 kilometres South of Vanderhoof. She was camping with a group of young people who were new found friends, from Vanderhoof. The group was celebrating a friend’s birthday and at the end of the evening Maddy was left on her own in her tent. Everyone else left the party by about 4 a.m. Something happened between 4 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. that led to Maddy’s disappearance and foul play is suspected. Maddy remains missing despite a vigorous and in depth RCMP investigation and ongoing efforts by family and friends. Someone knows where she is but they have not come forward with the truth. I am appealing to all

British Columbians and visitors to be watchful for and mindful of anything suspicious as they head out into the outdoors as summer approaches. Our family needs everyone’s help. Our hearts are shattered by Maddy’s disappearance. Further information, including photos of Maddy, can be found on, or the 'Help find Madison Scott' Facebook page. If anyone knows anything or sees anything please call the Vanderhoof RCMP at 250-5672222 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also write to Madison Scott Search, Box 1190, Vanderhoof, BC, V0J 3A0. Please help us to find Maddy helping to put our family back together again. Sincerely and gratefully, Sandra Kelly Klassen (aunt)


Back in the 40s Francois Lake was commercially fished

It’s early Tuesday morning, June the 5 and it’s raining and has all night. As I look out my office window it’s the kind of day you like to curl up in your best chair and sleep away the day. In about 15 days we will have our longest day and we start back again. It seems that we have missed summer or at least it’s been shorter than it should have been. Last week we had three days of minus three. Some folks have lost their bedding plants. One good thing there will no doubt be a good hay crop with this rain today. Good fishing I have just got off the phone with Sandy’s Re-

sort and they report very good fishing, especially trout. But on their opening week they had a 20 lb. Char come in. That’s just a nice eating size. The lake is coming up but very slowly so if all goes well there will not be a danger of flooding. Tchesinkut Lake has reached its high point and is going down again. If the cooler weather keeps up the runoff will slow down in our lake. I am going to go back a long time over 70 years that’s when we first came to Francois Lake. The char fishing was very poor and the reason was we were told that a Prince Rupert fishing company had pretty well fished out the lake of char. We were told they had left in 1940. They reported seeing huge loads of fish go out and it no doubt effected any local fishing. G. B. Stanton was still allowed to net and ship our char. It was called the Francois Lake Fishery. As he was local

he could still fish. Stanton’s lived about 15 or so miles down the lake but they had moved to Mill Bay where he kept on fishing. He hired me to haul out his fish boxes once a week and I met the early train in Burns Lake and shipped them out for him. There was a rule four boxes and they would weigh about 150 pounds. The fish were opened up and packed in ice. They were going to New York city to a very fancy hotel dining place. The boxes of fish were unloaded in Winnipeg and repacked in ice and sent along their way. This lasted until George could not handle the boxes and the fishing anymore. I hauled out the fish boxes for about three years. This was the end of any commercial fishing in Francois Lake. Hauling out the fish to catch the train I had a time set to catch the train and it was close. The east Francois Lake Rd. was terrible and rough to the Mill Bay

and I had to make time. Low and behold about a mile from the highway I dropped a tie rod so I had only one wheel to control the steering. So I jumped out, stuck it back on, found a big rock and beat it on and I made the train. Every corner I made I said a prayer that I would not lose the steering. Was I ever glad to see the station come up and the train still there. Once I asked Mr. Stanton if he ever caught any sturgeon in his nets and he said once in a while his net would be destroyed so he would know that a sturgeon had got caught up in the net and had torn itself loose. He told me they were just too big to hold. Pinnacle Pellet Thank you Rebecca for your article in our last news. I think we have got the ball rolling which is very good news. As you have headlined in the paper ‘Burns Lake Pinnacle Pellet emissions follow up’. At least it has

drawn some attention and this is very important. Clean air is so important for every living thing, it’s our life blood. Without clean air we are lost. Graduation What a treasure this last paper is with the pictures of the grad class of 2012. How handsome they all are and how proud they must all be. What an accomplishment. A new page open for a new life ahead for them all. And how proud the parents must be to see their children into start out a new life. It’s like opening a book and seeing what’s on the next page. I never had the great pleasure of being a grad. I missed out due to an accident but as I look back it no doubt would have changed by life or would it? I have had a good full life and as I look back I would not change it. I loved the range and I loved horses and I loved to ride so what more could I ask for. Miles of open

range and I got to know every piece of it. Cheslatta I have at hand a brochure written by Stephen Hume and very kindly given to us by Mike Robertson, it is under the title of ‘Discovery of Bones of a B.C. Lake resurrects one of the darkest tales in Canadian history.’ This all happened with the flooding of Ootsa Lake now 60 years ago. The heart breaking and the confusion these carrier nation’s people must have gone through. See their Scatchola village burial grounds destroyed with the flood waters. This whole story is told in the centre page of the last L.D. News and I think in all respect to the First Nation people everyone should get a copy and read all about it as it’s an eye opener and something we must never forget. I have this brochure at hand and I will contact Mike Robertson and ask if we could run

off some copies as it will give something for us to digest as it tells the whole story. Shells Has anyone by any chance got a 20 gauge shot gun? I had one that was damaged in an accident. But I have found a number of shells. So if you have one let me know and you have them for the asking. They have been high and dry so should be still active A little story A small barn burnt down on an elderly couple’s farm. It was insured for $50,000 so the wife called the insurance company and asked to send a cheque. The insurance agent said, “We will come and replace the barn.” “Oh” the farmer’s wife said “If that’s how you do business, I had better cancel the insurance on my husband.” Take care and have a safe week, slow down and enjoy. Always remember God loves you and so do I.

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Workers Compensation Act covers employees From page 1 ... can claim for wages lost while they are recovering for their injuries. "If the injury is permanent and a person is no longer able to return to work then they may be eligible for a pension," she said, adding that each application is individually assessed. "They may also be eligible for payments relating to retraining for another type of job," she said. Johnson said payments would continue for the duration of the injury and would cover all medical costs associated with recovery.

"Medical costs for any work-related injury are covered for the duration treatment is required, even if an injured worker resumes some or all of their work duties," she said. In the case of an accepted work related fatality claim, WorkSafe B.C. pays benefits directly to dependants and pays toward funeral costs. "Those benefits can include a pension for a surviving spouse/ dependants and additional assistance can include support from WorkSafe B.C.’s Family and Critical Response Unit, counseling, and educational upgrading and job training," Johnson added.

While she said she could not provide specifics, Johnson said there have been claims for compensation mad by Babine Forest Products employees that have been accepted by WorkSafe B.C. "We can only compensate for accepted claims ... only if there is an injury," she added. According to Johnson, when a worker is initially injured they receive a wage loss compensation based upon their earnings at the time of the injury. "After 10 weeks, a new long term rate is set, which is based on the average of the employees earnings the year prior to their injury. It could be higher,

lower or the same, so the rate is individualized and is going to be different for everyone." "Those on a long term rate would have received a letters with the name and phone number of a wage rate official, so if they have any questions they should call. Also they have the right to appeal that rate if they feel it is not correct," Johnson said. She advised any claimants that have a form they don't understand to WorkSafe B.C. for help or alternately contact the Ministry of Labour, Workers Advisors Office. "They can help people with their claims and they are independent of WorkSafe B.C.," she added.

to cross fund recreation programs, but in saying this, we want to be careful about making this a municipal goal when we don’t have control over the RDBN’s participation. On the other hand, we need the funding base to be broader than what it is.” Council’s goals and objectives also include developing an asset management plan for municipal services and facilities, creating a

financial plan to ensure that infrastructure replacement is tied to taxation and investigate grant funding opportunities to contribute to the downtown revitalization project. They also plan to continue to lobby the provincial government for infrastructure replacement and carbon credit programs as well as encouraging the clean up of CN Rail properties and local brownfield sites.


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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Affordable homes for patient travel to Vancouver

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Homes with Aboriginal support open for low income patients CONTRIBUTED Skwachàys Healing Lodge has officially opened to provide affordable housing for those who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, as well as healing lodge apartments for Aboriginal individuals travelling to Vancouver for medical treatment. "The province is working in partnership with other levels of government and communities to help end homelessness and to create housing that helps people move off the streets permanently," said Rich Coleman, British Columbia's Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Housing. "This new building is now a safe home for 24 individuals and will provide interim housing for people seeking medical treatment." The recently completed housing development provides 24 affordable housing apartments for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The building also provides 18 healing lodge apartments for Aboriginal individuals and their immediate family who need to travel to Vancouver from rural and remote communities for medical services. Funding for Skwachàys Healing Lodge comes from a variety of sources. Federal funding includes $2.7 million under the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund as well as $451,500 through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program of the Department of Canadian Heritage. The province provided a $4.32-million grant, as well as land equity valued at approximately $2.8 million. The City of Vancouver provided $490,000 and has waived development cost charges valued at approximately $156,000. Vancouver Native Housing Society is fundraising and contributing in kind funds of $261,000 and will be financing the remaining capital budget. Vancouver Native Housing Society manages and operates Skwachàys Healing Lodge and the adjacent site lo-

cated at 27 West Pender St., which provides 98 affordable apartments. For 20 years, the society has been dedicated to providing housing for the urban Aboriginal community. They also

provide programs that enrich the lives of their tenants and others in the community. Canada's Economic Action Plan 2012 focuses on creating new opportunities for jobs and

growth, and securing long-term prosperity for Canadians. Investing in public infrastructure is an important part of this strategy. Canada has been a leader among G-7 countries through-

out the recovery with more than 750,000 net new jobs created since July 2009. To learn more about the Economic Action Plan 2012, visit: www.

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Francois-Ootsa Sportsman Association

MEETING Thursday, June 14h 7:00PM at Wisteria Hall

New members welcome. More info call Jen Blackwell 250-694-3873

RETURN OF THE SPIRITS BALANCING ACT A local resident managed to launch a vehicle onto the retaining wall at the Lakes Artisan Centre on Friday. A number of helpers arrived at the scene soon after and managed to raise the vehicle off the wall and Rebecca Billard photo back on solid ground.

THANK YOU The Cheslatta Carrier Nation wishes to thank everyone who helped and participated in the Return of the Spirits ceremony at Cheslatta Lake on May 30, 2012. Patricia Pedersen Father Albanus Ogowuihe and Father Vinie James Mabel Louie Staff Sergeant Macdonald and John Bertacco Constable Sondergaurd, RCMP Sharla Martens The Louie Family Singers Rachelle VanZanten The Louie Traditional Dancers Fabian Michell, Hampton/Babine Abel Peters and Anthony Peters for Nicole Pressey firing the signal shots Kelly Friesen, Southside Economic Chief Wilf Adam, Lake Babine Nation Development Association Chief Albert Gerow, Burns Lake Band Steve Freeman, RDBN Area “E” Chief Martin Louie, Nadleh Gus Gum Goot Alan and Marion Blackwell Pauline Goertzen Nigel Bestor, Surespan Construction Scott Zayak for sponsoring the film crew Stephen Schatz Leon Leween and catering crew for Lisa Moore the wonderful food Christina Patry and Jocelyn Keller Craig Hooper Sharon Marr Lisa R. Smith Wes Bohmer Jacqueline Cusack McDonald Rebecca Billard Theresia Lee Dave Belford Catherine Palmer Kathy and Merle Hoesing Barbara Gale, John Rustad’s office Sarah from CFTK Regional District Bulkley Nechako Hans and Barbara Buch and family representatives Garth O’Meara and others. Ministry of Forest and Range All our brothers and sisters from representatives Nadleh, Lake Babine, Neetahibuhn, Bard Tom and Cindy Shelford of Skin Tyee, Burns Lake, Wetsuwet’en, Burns Lake Native Development Taysie Lake, Francois Lake, Cheslatta, Ron Robichand and Wendy Curtis, Mollice lake, Ootsa lake, Clululz Huckleberry Mines Lake, Wistaria, Vanderhoof, Nechako Thomas Blank, First Nation River, Saikuz, Sinkut Lake, Prince Emergency Services George, Vancouver, Calgary,Fraser Henry Klassen, Nechako Watershed Lake, Montana, Tatalrose, Decker Council Lake, Smithers, Endako, Stellat’en, Kamloops, Babine Lake, Tahtsa Lake, Don Peterson, Fresh Water Fisheries Marilla, East Ootsa, Williams Lake; Society of BC Uncha Lake; Kelowna, Huckleberry Fred and Mary Gruen Mountain, Tchesinkut Lake, Fort Carrier Sekani Family Services Fraser, Victoria and beyond!! You presence honored us greatly, as we all together, remembered the 60 Cheslatta people whose bodies are somewhere amongst the waters of Cheslatta Lake and also the 140 other Cheslatta t’en who remain buried, between 1880-1952, in the remaining cemeteries at the Belgatse and Scatchola cemeteries.

May, someday, they rest in peace. We also extend our gratitude to Richard Cannon and Harold Clark for alerting us to the bones on the shore of Belgatse on May 21, and to Constables Chris Pathin and Bill Larsen of the RCMP who recovered the remains on May 22.

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Clean up efforts tripled at Decker Lake Forest Prod. WorkSafe BC say Hampton Affiliates make reasonable progress REBECCA BILLARD Steve Zika Hampton Affiliates chief executive officer said to Lakes District News that Decker Lakes Forest Products was recently voluntarily shut down by Hampton Affiliates for a couple of days to deal with clean up issues. As reported in the Lakes District News edition of May 30, 2012, Decker Lake Forest Products was recently with a number of inspection orders by WorkSafe B.C. that required further action be taken. The orders were included in a WorkSafe B.C. report following the inspections of sawmills that took place after the Babine Forest Products tragedy occurred in January this year. WorkSafe B.C. officers inspected 36 sawmills in the region and from that, a total of 59 inspection reports were issued, 23 of which included orders requiring further action to be taken. WorkSafe B.C. noted that wood dust build up at Decker Lake Forest Products was in contravention of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and subsequently a corrective order was issued. Hampton Affiliates then reported plans to improve sawdust collection and removal in the sawmill, however sawdust conditions found during a follow up WorkSafe B.C. inspection appeared unchanged and the sawmill was issued with an order of continued non compliance as on site conditions were still in contravention of the Occupational Health

and Safety Act. A follow up inspection of housekeeping measures was then conducted at the sawmill on May 1, 2012, and WorkSafe B.C. noted improvements in the overall housekeeping and reduction in combustible wood dust. Zika said, "There has been a lot of extra time spent on clean up at Decker Lake Forest Products. We want to make sure the sawmill is safe and we have put in extra fans [to deal with sawdust] and have some more fans on order. We do everything we can to make sure it is a safe environment." Zika said the clean up

crew works continually to ensure a safe environment. "Our practice is not just waiting until Saturday to clean, we are doing things during shifts ... it's constant cleaning." He said at Decker Lake Forest Products and Babine Forest Products both use suction systems that lead to a bag house, fans and misters in an effort to combat sawdust. "We use misters to keep the levels of dust in the air down," he explained. Zika said extra cleaning shifts at Decker Lake Forest Products has also been scheduled. "We have now doubled and tripled our clean up efforts ... we

have the all clear to operate from WorkSafe B.C. .... we didn't get shut down by WorkSafe B.C. like other sawmills did following the inspections ... Hampton Affiliates is working really hard to make sure that people are safe." Megan Johnston, communications officer from WorkSafe BC said there is still outstanding issues that need to be addressed at Decker Lake Forest Products. "We’re continuing to work with this employer to achieve compliance with the outstanding orders," she said adding, that Hampton Affiliates is making reasonable progress to address the

issues. In response, Zika said, "We continue to take short term actions to clean up the sawmill and overall mill site. We have installed some new ventilation equipment and will continue to evaluate additional equipment that can be ordered and installed at Decker Lake Forest Products as needed. We have submitted our plan to Work Safe as required by June 6, 2012, which is consistent with all the other sawmills in British Columbia. We are also participating with the industry group to address mill safety in relation to combustible dust."


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RECYCLABLES Bill Matichuk from Encorp Canada's ‘Return It’ electronics recycling program said there was an increase in the amount of electronics that were recycled during last weekend's local drop off event. Everything from outdated computer monitors, record players, phones and radios were disposed of. Rebecca Billard photo

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Study shows a decline in local moose population Regional studies also point to a moose population decline

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ANDREW HUDSON Moose in the Bulkley Valley and Lakes District are still recovering from a hard winter five years ago. That is the most likely reason why a recent survey shows roughly 12,600 moose in the region, a 20 per cent decline from the 15,800 estimate of 2004. The decline come as no surprise to Skeena hunters or biologists. "The good news for us is that basically these are the numbers we've been using for two years," says Mark Williams, a senior wildlife biologist with B.C.'s natural resources ministry. "That meant that we didn't really need to make big changes to the hunting regulations." While the survey report doesn't point to any one cause, Williams said moose surveys in the Omineca and Cariboo show similar declines, suggesting that environmental causes such as the hard winter of 2006 and 2007 is the most likely culprit. "That winter, the snow came early and it came hard," he said. Ron Fitch, a guide outfitter based in Houston, remembers what a tough winter that was, especially for moose in the alpine. "The calves just couldn't move around," he said. "There was five or six feet of snow up higher, and even four feet here in the lower elevations around Houston." Since then, Fitch said he's seen and heard more wolves than he has in 38 years of guiding. "Every wolf cub had lots to eat that winter," he said. Denys Bell, a Burns Lake hunter and cochair of the Skeena Hunters

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Moose surveys in the Omineca and Cariboo regions point to a declining moose population. Advisory Committee and Fitch expect moose other priorities." five or six years from (SHAC), said that while will recover, especialWhile he can't fore- now there will be lots tags are slightly down ly after extra logging cast where the budget of support to do another for limited entry hunt- in beetle-killed pine will be five years from moose inventory," he ing, especially in areas stands creates more of now, Williams said said, noting that each around Burns Lake, the open habitat where moose inventories are a survey costs about bow hunting and general moose thrive. particularly high prior- $100,000. open season for moose To track such chang- ity for the Bulkley ValWhen that next survey remain the same. es, Bell hopes the prov- ley and Lakes District is done, Williams said "Yes, there's been an ince funds a moose sur- areas. he expects it will show adjustment to the popu- vey every five years, a Not only is there area moose doing well. lation of moose, but we pattern it slipped out of strong demand for hunt"I feel that the moose shouldn't be surprised," with the last two. ing, he said the amount population is healthy. he said. "They were seven of other human activity We've got a good calf "Mother Nature years apart, which was in the back country here to cow ratio," he said. works on peaks and val- an unfortunate thing," requires some of the leys. She doesn't work Bell said. closest management in "Based on that, I feel that the population is like taxes do, which go "We really did push B.C. up nicely all the time." the government to do "For all those reasons, probably stable or slowLooking ahead, Bell it in 2009, but they had I'm pretty confident that ly increasing."


SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON TIMBER SUPPLY Chair: John Rustad, MLA (Nechako Lakes) Deputy Chair: Norm Macdonald, MLA (Columbia River–Revelstoke)

How can timber supply in BC’s central interior be increased? Forests make up nearly two thirds of the province and are an important economic, social and environmental resource in the lives of many British Columbians. Over the last 13 years the outbreak of mountain pine beetle has affected an estimated 18.1 million hectares of forest throughout BC. The effects of the infestation continue to present major challenges to the forest industry and communities in BC’s central interior. The all-party Special Committee on Timber Supply was appointed by the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia to examine and make recommendations to address the loss of mid-term timber supply in the central interior. Specifically, the committee must consider recommendations that could increase timber supply. A discussion paper describing the issue and outlining possible options is available online to inform and focus public input. The committee will be holding a public hearing in Burns Lake on Tuesday, June 19. British Columbians may also participate by sending a written submission, or a video or audio file. The deadline for public input is Friday, July 20, 2012. For more information, including meeting dates, locations and times of public hearings and to view the discussion paper, please visit our website at: OR CONTACT:

Office of the Clerk of Committees, Room 224, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, BC V8V 1X4; tel: 250.356.2933, or toll-free in BC: 1.877.428.8337; fax: 250.356.8172; e-mail: Kate Ryan-Lloyd, Deputy Clerk and Clerk of Committees

ELECTION NOTICE TO ALL MEMBERS OF LAKE BABINE NATION Date of Notice: April 30, 2012 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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Root 16 restaurant, Health In Order and New Leaf Cafe as well as the Burns Lake Band’s Rainbow Motel site have all gone through recent renovations. The three local businesses are doing a great job helping to beautify Burns Lake with their updated exteriors. The Burns Lake Band is still working towards updating their gas station after demolishing the Rainbow Motel earlier this month. They are also considering constructing an Interpretive Centre at the site to boost Burns Lake’s ability to attract tourists.

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Estate to benefit hospital replacement Funding boost for the Stuart Nechako Hospital District REBECCA BILLARD The Stuart Nechako Regional Hospital District received an $81,625 boost in funding recently according to a Village of Burns Lake in camera release. The money was willed

to the hospital district to go towards the funding for a new hospital by the late Evelyn MacEwen. Sheryl Worthing, village chief administrative officer said, "Evelyn MacEwen was the widow of Dr. E. Bruce MacEwen, a man who practiced dentistry in Burns Lake for many years." According to Worthing, Dr. MacEwen was one of the founders of the Burns Lake Rotary Club. "Dr. and Mrs. MacEwen lived in Burns Lake for around 60 years and were very active members of the com-

munity. This was their home," she added. "I am told by a close friend of the MacEwen’s that given the combination of these bits of history, it seemed most appropriate that Mrs. MacEwen willed her estate to the community since there were no direct descendants to fall heir to the estate." MacEwen also willed her home and its content to the Burns Lake Rotary Club. As reported in the Lakes District News edition of April 18, 2012, the cost of the new hospital is estimated at approximately $55 million dollars, requir-

ing a 20 per cent capital contribution from the Stuart Nechako Regional Hospital District. Usually 60 per cent of the project's cost is funded by the province and a 40 per cent contribution is required from a hospital district, however with more hospitals needing replacement and a small tax base, John Rustad, Nechako Lakes MLA said it would be unrealistic for the province to request a 40 per cent contribution. Hans Berndorff treasurer of the Stuart Nechako Regional Hospital District said the account holds $4 million,

REGISTER NOW FOR A FUN-FILLED WEEK (OR TWO) AT NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEETING for June 2012 The date and location of the Regular Board Meeting of the Board of Education of School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) for the month of June, 2012, is as follows: June 18, 2012 School Board OfďŹ ce, Vanderhoof, BC

Ootsa Lake Bible Camp Each week you will enjoy exciting games, mini golf, basketball, volleyball, surf bikes, peddle boats, lots of singing, campďŹ res and devotionals. Highlights for

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This meeting will commence at 6:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend. Darlene Turner Secretary-Treasurer

not including the donation from MacEwan, which he says has not been received yet. The approximate contribution required by the district totals $11 million, minus $2.2 million that has already been spent for the planning costs associated with the project. According to Berndorff, aside from MacEwen's donation, a further $60,000 has come from donations made by community members.

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Featuring the spirit of the local people Tragedy prompts a career change for ex-sawmill employee New owner Jose Varghese steps in for Burns Lake’s Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza REBECCA BILLARD Jose Varghese is enthusiastic about the pizza business. An ex-employee of Hampton Affiliates, Babine Forest Products who lost his job following the tragic explosion and fire earlier this year, Varghese was ready to follow a new career path and had always been interested in the pizza business. He had worked at the sawmill for 26 years, working his way up from labourer and clean up to a management position in 1992. According to Varghese, he was the shift supervisor in the planer on the night of the tragedy. "I was there when it happened. I wasn't injured because I was in the planer but I heard a big boom." Varghese said after the mill closed he received a call from Hampton Affiliates saying his job was no longer available. "I have been in Burns Lake for 28 years," he said adding that he arrived in Canada straight out of high school, from a small village in India. He said he came to Burns Lake because other family members had immigrated to the

area. "I took a courses and got my lumber grading ticket ... I didn't know anything about saw milling when I arrived here," he said. Varghese, who has a family to support said he knew he would need to find another job and said he received an offer of a job in Fort St. James. "I didn't take that job because my family is here and I have a house. My son is graduating from Lakes District Secondary School this year so I decided to stay and look for other jobs in town. This is when I heard that Ruby Hayes was selling her Pizzarama business." Varghese said his kids cautioned him about going into the pizza business. "They said 'dad, you don't know anything about making pizza's' and I told them I didn't know anything about lumber either before I came here. I learned everything I had to and took loads of courses through the company. I asked Ruby about the business and my wife Elizabeth and I talked it over." Hayes was in the process of changing the Pizzarama business

over to Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza, which is a franchise, so Varghese said he also had to contact the company to make sure there wasn't going to be any issues. "The company was willing to give me the opportunity to run the business, so I purchased the equipment off Ruby and opened up on May 1, 2012." As for any concerns about the local economy and taking on a new business Varghese said he was initially a little concerned but said since opening he has had great support from his Babine Forest Products colleagues and from the community. "We have been quite busy," he said. Varghese said his sons, aged 17 and 14 both help out at the business and Hayes is now an employee. "I needed all the help I could get," he said laughing. "I was nervous and didn't know what to expect. Before I opened I spent a couple of days with Ruby. My wife is also a home care nurse in Burns Lake and the people she knows have been supporting us [buying pizzas] as well so it has been working out really good. I am

very happy." Varghese said he is enjoying his new career more than his previous job at the mill. "I see more people and there is more interaction with the community." Since taking over he said he has made some changes to the menu and to the pizzas with the franchise's help. "I've made the pizzas better. My pizzas are great," he said. Varghese has also worked for the B.C. Ambulance Service in Burns Lake as a paramedic for 13 years, but said he is content focussing on his pizzas for now. As for going back to work at a sawmill again, he said he won't rule it out. He said only after the Lakeland Mill explosion occurred on April 23, 2012, did he begin to question whether he would work at another sawmill again. "When I saw the news it was like I was standing in from of Babine Forest Products again. Both incidents were so similar. I am not going to say that I wouldn't go back, but I am happy with this job for now." Varghese said he is happy to call Burns Lake his home and will

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Varghese said he has had great support from fellow sawmill employees at his new pizza business be in the community graduate from high and I will have to decide for at least another four school. what we want to do," he years until his children "After that, my wife added.

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Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards Jocelyn Alec - Western Communities Foundation Exceptional Achievement Citation & Bursary, Certificate of Merit for Scholastic Achievement and Personal Growth Paula Alec - Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Work Ethic Beverley Bett - Marmon Financial Management Scholarship, District Scholarship, Rio Tinto Alcan Scholarship - Top Academic Brooke Boychuk - LDSS PAC Bursary, Paul JeanBurns Lake Community Forest Bursary, BL Teacher’s Union - Rudi Bisenberger Memorial Scholarship, William Gilgan Bursary Alanna Chretien - LDSS PAC Bursary Sara Derksen - Cheryl Williams Memorial AwardTop All Round Student Brett Fairley - Clinton Steinbach Memorial Bursary Jace Foubert - District Scholarship, Rotary Bill Petersen Award Ellen Graham - Lakes District Maintenance Scholarship Gavin Hawse - Archie Strimbold Memorial Bursary, Hampton Affiliates Scholarship, Lakes District Maintenance Bursary, Donald Redwood Memorial Trades Scholarship, Dennis Hiatt Memorial Mud Bog Society Bursary, Faculty Association of CNC Recruitment Scholarship, Levi Knapp Memorial Bursary, Tory Wiebe and Brodie Mathews Memorial Bursary Quinn Hawse - Lakes District Arts Council Scholarship, On Cue Theatre Bursary, District Scholarship Zara Hawse - Burns Lake and District Healthcare Auxiliary Bursary, Hampton Affiliates Scholarship, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #50 - Burns Lake Bursary, District Scholarship Alyshia Hummel - Lakes District Cattlemen’s Association Bursary, Rio Tinto Alcan Scholarship Science and Technology Emily King - District Scholarship, Violet Orr Memorial Nursing Scholarship Jason Koster - District Scholarship, Jaime Rachel Hoffman Memorial Bursary Kyle Luggi - Robert Luggi Memorial Bursary Nikki Maher - District Scholarship Bailey Meutzner - Lakes District Cattlemen’s Association Bursary Syrina Murray -Ts’aiku Centre Society Scholarship Raeanne O’Meara - Hampton Affiliates Scholarship, Paul Jean-Burns Lake Community Forest Bursary, District Scholarship, Barteaux Scholarship, Lakes Electric Sr. Girls Basketball Bursary, Sheila Mills Memorial Bursary, VA Montaldi Award, Council of Forest Industries Annual Convention Legacy Scholarship Chantelle Olson - CUPE-Club91 Scholarship, Hampton Affiliates Scholarship Tyler Schamehorn - District Scholarship, Jerry Martin Memorial Bursary, Paul Fortin Interprovincial Award, Rio Tinto Alcan ScholarshipCreative Arts Owen Solecki - Burns Lake Minor Hockey Association Scholarship Andrew Stearns -Burns Lake Teacher’s UnionMember-Child Scholarship, Jr. Initial Attack Bursary Strizich, Jessica -District Scholarship, Lakes Electric Sr. Girls Basketball Bursary Jennie Tracey -Vanderhoof and District Co-OP Association Bursary Jason Varghese -Tina Vien Memorial Scholarship, District Scholarship, Bulkley Valley Credit Union Bursary, Burns Lake Fire Department Bursary, Carl Charlie Memorial Bursary, Tamara Charlie Memorial Health Sciences Scholarship Brian Vossen -Burns Lake Teacher’s Union-Lori Boychuk Memorial Scholarship, District Scholarship Jared West - District Scholarship, Nechako Lakes Administrators’ Association Award Matt Wiebe - Tory Wiebe and Brodie Mathews Memorial Bursary

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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Lakes District News

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lakes District Secondary School Grad Class of 2012

Congratulations & Best Wishes to all the

Grads of 2012! We wish you every success in your future.

Certified General Accountant

Box 597, 321 Highway 16 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Phone: 250-692-7595 Fax: 250-692-3872 email:



Scholarships, Bursaries & Awards Jocelyn Alec - Western Communities Foundation Exceptional Achievement Citation & Bursary, Certificate of Merit for Scholastic Achievement and Personal Growth Paula Alec - Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Work Ethic Beverley Bett - Marmon Financial Management Scholarship, District Scholarship, Rio Tinto Alcan Scholarship - Top Academic Brooke Boychuk - LDSS PAC Bursary, Paul JeanBurns Lake Community Forest Bursary, BL Teacher’s Union - Rudi Bisenberger Memorial Scholarship, William Gilgan Bursary Alanna Chretien - LDSS PAC Bursary Sara Derksen - Cheryl Williams Memorial AwardTop All Round Student Brett Fairley - Clinton Steinbach Memorial Bursary Jace Foubert - District Scholarship, Rotary Bill Petersen Award Ellen Graham - Lakes District Maintenance Scholarship Gavin Hawse - Archie Strimbold Memorial Bursary, Hampton Affiliates Scholarship, Lakes District Maintenance Bursary, Donald Redwood Memorial Trades Scholarship, Dennis Hiatt Memorial Mud Bog Society Bursary, Faculty Association of CNC Recruitment Scholarship, Levi Knapp Memorial Bursary, Tory Wiebe and Brodie Mathews Memorial Bursary Quinn Hawse - Lakes District Arts Council Scholarship, On Cue Theatre Bursary, District Scholarship Zara Hawse - Burns Lake and District Healthcare Auxiliary Bursary, Hampton Affiliates Scholarship, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #50 - Burns Lake Bursary, District Scholarship Alyshia Hummel - Lakes District Cattlemen’s Association Bursary, Rio Tinto Alcan Scholarship Science and Technology Emily King - District Scholarship, Violet Orr Memorial Nursing Scholarship Jason Koster - District Scholarship, Jaime Rachel Hoffman Memorial Bursary Kyle Luggi - Robert Luggi Memorial Bursary Nikki Maher - District Scholarship Bailey Meutzner - Lakes District Cattlemen’s Association Bursary Syrina Murray -Ts’aiku Centre Society Scholarship Raeanne O’Meara - Hampton Affiliates Scholarship, Paul Jean-Burns Lake Community Forest Bursary, District Scholarship, Barteaux Scholarship, Lakes Electric Sr. Girls Basketball Bursary, Sheila Mills Memorial Bursary, VA Montaldi Award, Council of Forest Industries Annual Convention Legacy Scholarship Chantelle Olson - CUPE-Club91 Scholarship, Hampton Affiliates Scholarship Tyler Schamehorn - District Scholarship, Jerry Martin Memorial Bursary, Paul Fortin Interprovincial Award, Rio Tinto Alcan ScholarshipCreative Arts Owen Solecki - Burns Lake Minor Hockey Association Scholarship Andrew Stearns -Burns Lake Teacher’s UnionMember-Child Scholarship, Jr. Initial Attack Bursary Strizich, Jessica -District Scholarship, Lakes Electric Sr. Girls Basketball Bursary Jennie Tracey -Vanderhoof and District Co-OP Association Bursary Jason Varghese -Tina Vien Memorial Scholarship, District Scholarship, Bulkley Valley Credit Union Bursary, Burns Lake Fire Department Bursary, Carl Charlie Memorial Bursary, Tamara Charlie Memorial Health Sciences Scholarship Brian Vossen -Burns Lake Teacher’s Union-Lori Boychuk Memorial Scholarship, District Scholarship Jared West - District Scholarship, Nechako Lakes Administrators’ Association Award Matt Wiebe - Tory Wiebe and Brodie Mathews Memorial Bursary

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lakes District News

Lakes District News

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lakes District Secondary School Grad Class of 2012

Congratulations & Best Wishes to all the

Grads of 2012! We wish you every success in your future.

Certified General Accountant

Box 597, 321 Highway 16 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Phone: 250-692-7595 Fax: 250-692-3872 email:



Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Burns Lake Tragedy Fund update Over $400,000 given out in five months

say they also appreciate the support of the Bulkley Valley Credit Union (BVCU) Lakes District branch. "The BVCU has been so helpful in being the pick up and drop off location for ap-

plications. Sandy Dore, branch manger has been a huge help to the tragedy fund," Blackwell added. Applications can be downloaded online and can be accessed

at If you would like to make a donation to the Burns Lake Tragedy Fund, an account has been set up at any CIBC bank across Canada or

you can send a cheque to Burns Lake Tragedy Fund Society, c/o Village of Burns Lake, Box 570, Burns Lake, B.C., V0J 1E0. Tax receipts are available upon request.

WET’SUWET’EN FIRST NATION would like to take this opportunity to say

CONGRATULATIONS & BEST WISHES to all the Graduates in the Lakes District area as well as our own graduate

Sterling Sampson

REBECCA BILLARD More than $400,000 has been given to Babine Forest Products employees by the Burns Lake Tragedy Fund Society during the five months following the sawmill tragedy. The fund started from donations that flowed in from around the world and there is now approximately $200,000 remaining in the fund. Spokesperson for the fund, Laura Blackwell said, "We are still trying our very best to get money out in a timely fashion. Sometimes we run into problems, such as the applications are not completely filled out. We then have to call the applicant and ask some follow up questions, which delays approval." The committee meets every Thursday and goes through applications. Blackwell said once the application is okayed, a cheque is mailed to the applicant shortly after. "If there is anyone who has not filled out a release form, we must have that in hand before we can send any money to them. Also if any applicant is denied, it may be because they have found temporary work. If this is the case, the applicant can reapply later, when their circumstances have changed," she said. The committee is still asking people to be patient with the process. "We are all volunteers for this job and it is a very time consuming position. Not only do we want to show due diligence to the workers, but also to the donors." Blackwell said the committee has received lots of support from various people. "Anne Curry from Babine Forest Products has been great helping us and the workers with the process." Committee members


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JOBFEST 2012 WILL BE TOURING YOUR AREA ON THESE DATES: Smithers: June 15 Houston: June 18 Burns Lake: June 20 Fraser Lake: June 22 Fort St. James: June 24 Vanderhoof: June 27

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

o b r A i l g a i n n a o i l t D a N Thursday, June 21 , 2012 ay st

You are invited to join in the National Aboriginal Day Celebrations at Spirit Square, Radley Beach Parade Time: 10:00 am • Opening Ceremony 11:00 am Entertainment – Food Vendors – Arts & Craft Vendors – Games & Contests!

Events include: Parade Contest with Prizes (To register contact BLNDC at 692-3188) Parade starts at

10:00 am at Burns Lake NaƟve Development CorporaƟon to Event Site at Spirit Square

Opening Ceremonies at Radley Beach’s Spirit Square 11:00 am IntroducƟons – Six First NaƟons Burns Lake Band – Chief Albert Gerow CheslaƩa Carrier NaƟon – Chief Richard Peters Lake Babine NaƟon – Chief Wilf Adam Nee Tahi Buhn Band – Chief Ray Morris Skin Tyee NaƟon – Chief Rene Skin Wet’suwet’en First NaƟon – Chief Karen Ogen

Lunch (tradiƟonal menu) at 12:00 noon CSFS – Aboriginal Youth and Mental Health Dept – Fruit Stand Overwaitea Foods – Watermelon Stand Babine Forest Products – Hotdog Stand

Infant and Toddler Events: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

(Sponsored by College of New Caledonia)

Entertainment starts at 1:00 pm Lake Babine NaƟon Hereditary Singers Stacy Reynolds with Special Guest

Children’s games: 1:00 – 3:30 pm

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Six First Nations Youth and Adult games: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

P R I Z E S!

Leg Wrestling (Hosted by Wet’suwet’en First NaƟon) .....................1:00 pm-1:30pm UlƟmate Bannock Contest (Hosted by CheslaƩa Carrier NaƟon) ....1:00 pm-2:30pm Niwis Contest - Indian Icecream (Hosted by Skin Tyee Band) ..........1:30 pm-2:30pm Lema’dek Dance (Hosted by Nee Tahi Buhn Band) ..........................2:30 pm-3:30pm Tug-o-war (Hosted by Burns Lake Band ) .........................................3:00 pm-4:00pm

Spirit Square Closing Ceremonies at 4:00 pm Talent Show (Hosted by Lake Babine NaƟon and Sponsored by BC Hydro) from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Margaret Patrick Memorial Centre Burns Lake NaƟve Development CorporaƟon wishes to advise and remind residents of Burns Lake and surrounding area to expect an intermiƩent closure of Highway 35 at the intersecƟon of Francois Lake Drive between 10:00 am and 11:30 am on June 19th to accommodate the NaƟonal Aboriginal Day celebraƟon parade. Please plan to schedule any travel on this route accordingly.

Aboriginal Day is co-sponsored by Carrier Sekani Family Services and Burns Lake NaƟve Development CorporaƟon and with generous support of the Burns Lake Band, CheslaƩa Carrier NaƟon, Lake Babine NaƟon, Nee Tahi Buhn Indian Band, Skin Tyee First NaƟon and the Wet’suwet’en First NaƟon, BC Hydro, CSFS, Babine Forest Products, Alta Gas as well as the support of the very generous Burns Lake community… so an excellent Aboriginal Day is expected!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Huckleberry Mine fire sends four to L.D. hospital A fire at Huckleberry Mine on June 6, 2012 sent four people to Lakes District Hospital by ambulance for treatment of smoke inhalation. The copper and molybdenum mine is located 123 kilometres Southwest of Houston. The mine's human resources specialist Wendy Curtis said the fire began about 4

p.m. when employees were restarting one of the regrind mills in the mill processing building. According to Curtis, the clutch did not release, which then created friction, heat and smoke, resulting in a small fire. She said the fire was extinguished within in a few minutes by Huckleberry Mine personnel. A total of 15 employees were evacuated from the mill. The mill was cleared of smoke and back in production in an hour.


Jessie Singer, from Victoria, will be working at the Village of Burns Lake for nine months as part of their intern program. national development REBECCA BILLARD studies and politics from Through an intern Queens University. Sheryl Worthing, program, the Village of Village of Burns Lake Burns Lake is encouraging university graduates chief administrative to become involved in officer said that so far the village's program municipal government. Jessie Singer recently has already had two started a nine month po- successful interns pass sition with the Village through. "We are very happy of Burns Lake as the Corporate and Develop- to welcome Jessie to Burns Lake and we ment Services Intern. Singer, who is origi- will draw on her skills nally from Victoria, is and knowledge to help set to graduate from the achieve the municipal University of British goals that have been set Columbia in November by council," Worthing 2012 with a masters said. "We have an exciting degree in planning, in addition to a bachelor year of projects ahead of arts degree in inter- of us and Jessie is ready


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Nine month intern program being offered again this year the world of municipal governance. Singer will be working closely with Worthing, as well as Stephanie Beerling, the village’s director of corporate Services and Jeff Ragsdale the village's development services coordinator to assist with project development and implementation. She will be searching for funding opportunities to contribute to major projects and will be conducting research to develop new and more efficient village procedures. Northern Development Initiative Trust worked with the Village

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Of the four employees taken to Lakes District Hospital for treatment, one was released soon after and returned to work the same day and three were held for further observation. Those three have since been release from hospital. Curtis said the incident has not impacted mine production. The fire is under investigation by on site mine personnel and it has been reported to the Ministry of Mines. With files from Houston Today

New intern at the Village of Burns Lake to assist." Funding for the intern position comes from the Village's budget, as well as from a contribution from the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako and the Northern Development Initiative Trust. Singer said she is eager to enter the workforce and gain practical experience. She has previous experience in working on sustainability and climate change adaptation projects and has spent time in Kenya completing community and economic development work, which Worthing says will help assist her as she moves through

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of Burns Lake to coordinate the hiring for the intern program. Two Northern municipalities, as well as Northern Development Initiative Trust were in search of recent graduates to complete six to nine month terms focused on municipal governance and economic development in the North.

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ARTSFEST 2012 on display at Process 4 circle arts Gallery for the month of June. Stop by and see the winning entries in the juried art exhibition held in Vanderhoof in May. Artwork from around the region from 100 Mile House & Bella Coola to MacKenzie, and from McBride to Burns Lake.

ADMISSION IS FREE! Three pieces by local artists...

GOLF SCOREBOARD: Men’s Night Results June 6, 2012 - 35 Golfers Peebles Cont.

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0 to 16 Flight Low Gross: 1. Doug P. 36 2. George N. 39

2. Tom B. 35

Low Net: 1. Jay H. 31 2. Warren H. 35

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Long Putt #1: Jim H. Closest to Pin #2: George N. #7: Jay H.

Long Drive #1: Craig P.

Birdies: Dean C., Craig P., Doug P., Jim H.

Back Nine Birdies: 17 Over Flight Low Gross: Doug P., 1. John R. 42 George N., 2. Craig P. 42 Pete C. Low Net: 1. Jim P. 35

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Soccer drills and skills

Burns Lake Youth Soccer Club members brushed up on their soccer skills last week. Under the guidance of coach Pat Brochez, club members practised their ball handling skills, along with practise kicking goals. Push ups and fitness drills were also part of the afternoon practise.



REC CORNER Upcoming Events: Drop-In Roller Hockey (for Ages 18 and Up)

Rebecca Billard photos

June 7 • Puck Drops at 7:00pm sharp Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena. Must wear complete set of hockey protective equipment.

After School Skate Sessions (for ages 13 to 18)

Every Friday starting June 8

London Olympics

3:30pm to 4:30pm Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena. Helmet must be worn. Village Recreation will provide helmets & skateboards. This program has been made possible by the Province of BC and Rayz Boardshop

Canadian boxer Mary Spencer will find out today if she will head to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

CanoeKids Camp (Youth aged 8 to 14)

July 9th to 13th, 2012 Half Day: $125 (Morning or afternoon sessions available) Full Day: $195

Online Registration: events/921 Radley Beach. CanoeKayak BC will offer CanoeKayak Canada’s signature Day Camps. No experience is needed and participants work at their own pace to develop paddling skills. Registration in each session is limited so sign up early!

Grand Prix McLarenMercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won the Canadian Grand Prix for the third time in five years.

More Up-Coming Up-C Programs... Progra Ball Hockey League contact the Village office for more info

Summer is approaching and Village Recreation is gearing up with a summer full of camps.


JUNIOR DAY CAMP July 16 to 19 or August 13 to 16 (sign-up by June 30th) 4 days, 5 hrs per day, includes Lunch 10 AM to 3 PM, Ages 10 to 17

Ladies fastball Burns Lake ladies are scheduled to play Houston at the Burns Lake baseball field on Richmond Loop, Thursday, 7 p.m.

Cost $ 100.00 per student, Taxes extra (Max 8 students per camp)



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BC Seniors Games Anniversary

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Aug. 21 to 25, 2012

BURNABY Over 3500 BC 55+ Seniors Expected! Go to our website and click on “Zones” to find someone in your area who can help you become part of our

25th Anniversary Celebration!

AArchery h Athletics Badminton Bocce Bridge Carpet Bowling Cribbage Cycling Darts Dragon Boats Five Pin Bowling Floor Curling Golf Horseshoes Ice Curling Ice Hockey Lawn Bowling One-Act Plays Pickleball Slo-Pitch Snooker Soccer Swimming Table Tennis Tennis Whist

Village Recreation Rental Shack Aboriginal Day Special Opening: June 21 at 1pm Open for the summer on July 1st ilding Location: Concession Bu at nd rou yg pla beside the ach Be y dle Ra d Rent kayaks, canoes an rds oa teb ska For more information, please contact: Village of Burns Lake 15 3rd Ave / P.O. Box 570, Burns Lake BC, V0J 1E0 Phone: 250-692-7587 Email: or our Facebook Page

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Arts Fest arrives in Burns Lake Three Burns Lake artists chosen for the top 10

THANK YOU! We would like to thank all our volunteers and sponsors for making our 37th Annual 1000 yard shoot a success.

Rebecca Billard photo

fessional artists jury their works and tell them ways of improving," Brown said. Any visual art piece can be entered, however only the 10 best pieces are selected to travel. Local artists Ronnie Berndorff, Liz-Anna Waugh, Diana Brown and Ed Martins also entered works of art to be juried. Brown said arts councils help to fund the travelling exhibition by paying shipping fees to the next community. "The Lakes District Arts Council is paying the shipping to Bella Coola, who will be hosting the exhibition for the month of July," Brown said. "Each arts council tries to help each other out, the biggest problems, as with anything, is funding," he said. Brown said people can stop in at the store this month to view the exhibition. "It's totally free and there are no obligations to purchase anything."


Lakes District Seniors Society is hosting a BBQ at Spirit Square June 20 at 11 a.m..

LDSS play Lakes District Secondary School Grades 9 and 10 are putting on a production of ‘Go Ask Alice’ at the school this week.

The Arts Fest 2012 exhibition has arrived at Process 4 circle arts Gallery in Burns Lake and features the work of three local artists. Of the 10 works of art chosen to travel in the exhibition this year, three of them are by Burns Lake residents. Thomas Johnson's painting the 'Viking Horse', Lynne Martin's graphite sketch entitled 'Lori', and Tom Dean's 'Iscariot'. The annual juried travelling art exhibition features the work of emerging artists and is coordinated by the Central Interior Regional Arts Council (CIRAC). This year Vanderhoof hosted the show, which was juried by professional artists, Annerose Georgeson and Sandra Nahornoff. From there the pieces chosen for the exhibition will travel to communities across the North, stopping for a month in each community. Wayne Brown from Process 4 circle arts Gallery said the exhibition is in Burns Lake for the month of June and is free to view. Most of the art is also up for sale. He said that if someone does purchase one of the works of art, they won't be able to take it home for about a year until the exhibition has finished. "This is great for the artists as it gives emerging artists the opportunity for exposure and to have pro-

Ain’t it nifty my sweetie’s fifty!

Happy 50th Larry

The work of three local artists has been chosen to travel in the ‘Arts Fest 2012 exhibition.’ The exhibition is on display this month at Process 4 circle arts Gallery and is free to view.

Seniors picnic

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Con gra ts 2 01 2 G rad s – a good beginning never ends!

LDSS 2012 grads Justin Peters, Nikki Maher, Brooke Boychuk, Blade Spenst, Ellen Graham and Syrina Murray were also grads of my very first Young Child class in 2001. Best wishes for the future! – Jacqui Graham


Our sponsors: Len Andre, Hirsch Precision, Omineca Source for Sports and Nechako Outdoors, Stevenson Knives, Outdoor Adventure, Burns Lake Auto Supply, Blackwell Trucking, Lino’s Sales, Starland Supply, Napa, Kaltire, Lakes District Maintenance, Purely H20, Home Hardware, Pharmasave, Burns Lake Post Office, Hampton Affiliates, Ron Ball and Rolf Johnson, Jack Anderson Contracting, Cross Creek Logging, Pine Ridge Holdings, Beaver Brook Contracting, Pacific Truck and Equipment Inc., Tiretech Auto Center, Rio Tinto Alcan, Jims Ultra Auto Service, Bighorn Sales, Benchmark Barrels, Minute Muffler and Break, Bulkley Valley Machining and Fabricating. We had a great shoot this year. Thank you for your continued support. 1000 Yard Shoot Committee, Tweedsmuir Park Rod and Gun Club

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Training session Burns Lake Search and Rescue will be holding a training session on June 19 at 7 p.m. at the southeast corner of Overwaitea.

CNC graduation The College of New Caledonia graduation ceremony will be held at the First Mennonite Church on Friday from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Burns Lake’s Red Haute Swans Society gather



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It’s all about fun for the members of Burns Lake’s Red Haute Swans Society. Members say they hold a ‘no work, all play, our turn’ attitude to life.

REBECCA BILLARD The fabulous local ladies of the Burns Lake 'Red Haute Swans Society' a chapter of the Red Hat Society, dressed in their best last week for a social gathering and luncheon at Homeside Antiques. According to Janet Macadam, the sisterhood society is an informal group of local women that gather together in a social setting. Worldwide, the society has over 80,000 members in 20,000 chapters in 30 countries. The society supports and encourages women to pursue fun, friendship, freedom, fulfillment of lifelong dreams. Society members wear red hats and purple outfits if they are 50 or older and pink hats and lavender outfits if they are under 50. Macadam, who goes by the name of 'Princess Paparazzi' at society events said every lady chooses a name for herself. "I chose Princess Paparazzi because I always carry my camera with me," she laughed. Macadam said the Burns Lake chapter started about four years ago and is always looking for members to join in on the fun. "We get together for Christmas parties and special gatherings throughout the year, everyone takes turns at



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hosting an event," she said. Macadam said the ladies always have a lot of fun. "There is no rules, we do whatever we want," she said. The group has also

combined forces with society members from Prince George and Smithers. "We went to a big Red Hat Society dinner in Prince George." Macadam added, "It

Friends are invited to join

Edna Phair with her family and friends in celebrating her

85th birthday! Drop-in at Heritage Manor

Sunday, June 17th 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Happy 60th Birthday Gramma

is a great opportunity for us to dress up in bling, have fun and be fancy, like queens." For more information on the society, or to join, phone Janet Macadam at 250-698-7686.

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BBQ and Live Music Event! Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

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11:30 to 3:00 pm in ‘Spirit Square’ Radley Beach and Nourse Park in Burns Lake

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$ 8.00 will get you a hamburger, salads, desserts, coffee, tea, water and... all the live music you can enjoy!

12:00 noon: Lunch Music by ‘The Tweedsmuir Fiddlers’ and ‘Lone Spur’ And a fun time visiting with neighbours and friends

All seniors (50+) in the region and their guests are invited to attend!

Music, food and fun!

HOROSCOPES Week of June 13 - June 19 th

GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, for some reason you feel compelled to get started on something new in the next few days. This may be a job or a relationship -- only time will unveil the secrets. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you will need to take an intellectual approach to solving what has been troubling you recently. Lists and careful consideration might be necessary. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 You have to approach someone who hasn’t been doing his or her share of the work, Leo. Tread gently because there could be a very good reason why this person has been floundering. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Open yourself up to a new line of thinking, Virgo. There are many different possibilities that you may have overlooked before now. Try to expand your horizons. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Embrace spontaneity this week, Libra. It could turn out to be something exciting and fun, which is just what you need at this time in your life. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, take a step back and allow an upset family member a little breathing room this week. It’s best not to add fuel to the fire in this particular situation.



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SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Get out and try to meet some new people, Sagittarius. Constantly add to your collection of networking contacts, because you never know when you’ll need to call in a favor. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, though you can see quite clearly what you need to do this week, you may have to refrain from taking any action for some time. Try to be patient a little longer. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, things have been going your way and you are getting more and more excited about the future. This influx of enthusiasm is just what you need. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Your big ideas are highly valued, Pisces. Let others know what you are thinking and don’t be surprised if others ask for your advice. ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, your ambition will take you to new places this week. Channel your energy in a constructive method to make the most of this renewed vigor. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, now is the time to do slow and steady work, rather than experimenting with new methods. You’ll have time for fun and some trial and error later on.



Two US politicians who played a major role in stopping the proposed SOPA and PIPA antipiracy legislation earlier this year are now calling for the creation of an Digital Bill of Rights. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore) and Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif) are hoping that this Bill will prevent further efforts to restrict the free, open and, equality use of the Internet by all users. Issa and Wyden are still in the process of framing their proposed Digital Bill of Rights, so if you feel you have something to contribute you can post your thoughts at Though this law is currently in the works for the United States, it may create a legal precedent that other countries, including Canada, may wish to copy sometime in the future.

Computer Repairs, Sales & Training Hwy 16, Burns Lake Open 9am-6pm Mon.-Fri., 12pm-4pm on Sat.

Phone: 250-692-7773 email:

Burns Lake Legion Branch #50

Friday, June 15th

Seafood Nite $14 A little bit of everything

June 16th & 17th

Fishing Derby at Pinkut Lake Phone Legion for more info.

Friday, June 22nd

Lemon Chicken $14

Mediterranean Rice, Greek Salad If you love your freedom, thank a Veteran. Support your local Legion. WE DO... * Catering for small functions * Banquet room facility “Members and bona fide guests welcome” Hours: Tues. to Sat.: 4:00-8:00 pm Answers on page 27

Answers on page 27


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TIME FOR AN OIL CHANGE? Eagle Automotive Center


ICBC Accredited Collision Repair Shop

Factory recommended service interval for changing your oil and oil filter is typically once every 5,000 kms. Call for an appointment today...

Phone: 250-692-3805 Highway 16 West, Burns Lake, B.C.


Student Special includes snack box & medium drink

Artsfest 2012 on display at Process 4 circle arts Gallery. The winning entries in the juried art exhibition held in Vanderhoof in May. Artwork from around the region. Admission is free! This exhibition is sponsored by the Lakes District Arts Council, Process 4 Gallery and C.I.R.A.C. (Central Interior Regional Arts Council). Three pieces by local artists Thomas Johnson, Lynne Martens & Tom Dean are featured in this travelling show. Open 10am - 5pm Tue. to Fri., Sat. 10am - 3pm & Mon. Noon to 5 pm

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


Have a family member affected by Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar. Be a part of a group advocating for better services for Burns Lake, in housing, counseling, education and job opportunities. Next teleconference meeting (Mental Health & Addictions Advisory Committee) on June 14 1:30-3pm, at the Hospital Conference Room. Questions? Heather @ (250) 692-7500. Southside Health & Wellness Centre: June 2012: Chair Yoga every Tues. & Fri. (cancelled for the 15th) 10-11am. June 14 & 21 Foot Care by appt. June 14 Dental Varnishing. June 15 Women’s wellness, mammography unit on site - call ahead to book. More info (250) 694-3270. The Lakes District Office of the Canadian Cancer Society will be reducing their hours for the month of June. Tue. and Wed., 11am to 2pm. Over the summer months - July and August - the office will be closed. If you require assistance or have questions, please call Rhoda at 250-692-3690 or Karen at 250-692-3001. For Cancer Information Service and Cancerconnection, the toll free number is 1-888939-3333.

The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids’ Mental Health will be offering a social for parents, caregivers and professionals to share tips for surviving the summer. June 13 @ 7pm-8pm. As refreshments will be offered, we ask that you RSVP no later than June 12. Rm #113, (Muriel Mould School). Questions? Heather @ (250) 692-7500. June 16, 8am. NBCQHA hosting an All Breed Schooling Horse Show. More info: Kristi at (250) 692-5721 or email Burns Lake Search and Rescue will be holding a training session on tracking June 19 at 7pm at the southeast corner of Overwaitea. More info or are planning to come contact: Steve at 250692-7335 or Bob at 250-695-6364

Church Directory Lakes District & Area

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

Worship Service begins @ 10:30 am

CLUES ACROSS 1. Computer screen material 4. Doctors’ group 7. Last month (abbr.) 10. Walked along 12. Without (French) 14. Swedish shag rug 15. Extinct flightless birds 17. Showing sound judgment 18. Hungarian Violinist Leopold 19. Stone of W. Ireland 22. Appeared to be true 23. Feet of two syllables 24. Point that is one point E of SE 25. Foray 26. Anno Domini 27. Doctor of Nursing 28. ___ ‘n Boots 30. Southern California Assoc. of Government 32. Sight & sound information 33. Pa’s partner 34. Cozy 36. Measurement unit 39. Acute abdominal

pain 41. Zigzag skiing 43. Study of unorthodox psych. 46. Epochs 47. Pintado 48. Palm starches 50. Br. Univ. river 51. A minute amount (Scott) 52. Fr. military cap 53. Helps little firms 54. Perceive with the eyes 55. Woman making her debut CLUES DOWN 1. Confined condition, abbr. 2. Lots of crocodiles 3. Alt. spelling of 15 Across 4. Elected Syrian Pres. 1971 5. Low volcanic crater 6. The Piano actress Paquin 7. A severe thrashing 8. Protective fold for vision 9. Am. releif organization

Grassy Plains Gospel Church Sunday Service: 10:45 am

11. The recipient of funds 13. A tractor-trailer 16. Brazillian ballroom dances 18. Fleet 20. Recompenses (archaic) 21. Swiss river 28. The visual percept of a region 29. Soft palate flaps 30. Mediterranean ricegrass 31. Panama and Suez 34. Egyptian beetle jewel 35. W. Virginia town 37. Loose outer garment 38. Took more than your share 40. Hyperbolic cosecant 41. Young pig 42. A nearsighted person 43. Two large muscles of the chest 44. Affirmatives 45. Algonquian people of Central Canada 49. A person’s brother or sister

Competitive Prices and Contract Rates available

Call Branislav 250-692-1812 The newly renovated

Omineca Ski Club Day Lodge IS AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL for meetings, conferences and events. With a brand new kitchen featuring two stoves as well as dishes and utensils for up to 120 guests, the lodge is a great spot to host your next event or get together.

To book a rental: please contact Terri Dickson at (250) 695-6684, (250) 692-6684 (cell), or work at 1-877-695-6635. Email: website:


Farmer’s Market Every Saturday from 9:00am-3:00pm Lots of goodies to buy... crafts, comforts, throw rugs, baked goods, canned goods, jams & jellies, woolen sweaters, socks & bags For more info or table rental call 250-692-9799

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

Sunday 10:00AM

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

Burns Lake Community Church

136 - 4th Avenue, Burns Lake

(a Calvary Chapel)


SUNDAY, 10:30 AM

Sunday Worship 10:30am

Contact: Roland & Lisa Cataford 250-692-9196


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

Kerr Road, Burns Lake Church Service at 10:30 am Sunday School at 9:15 am for all ages, Youth Group Fridays 7-9 pm

Contact John Neufeld - 250-692-7949


~Everyone Welcome ~

All Floors, Carpets, Windows, Upholstery, made like new



Ministry led by lay leaders Phone 250-692-7202

Complete Commercial/Residential/ Industrial Janitorial Service

IMMACULATACatholic Church

~ Everyone Welcome ~

At Muriel Mould Primary School


24 Hour Service Answers on page 27

250-694-3329 (Church)




Pastor Ed Peters Phone: 250-692-7551




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

Burns Lake


Sunday Services: 10:30 am Celebrating the Love of God Pastor Henry Washington 250-692-7464

DECKER LAKE MENNONITE CHURCH Sunday Morning Services: Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Services: 10:30 a.m. Pastors - Ken Dyck 250-698-7629 David S. Burkholder 250-692-7057 Everyone Welcome Hwy 16, Decker Lake

Seventh Day Adventist Church Group Meets Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. at the United Church on Centre Street.



Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Lakes District News

Your community. Your classifieds.

250.692.7526 fax 250.692.3685 email


First advertise in the Lakes District News! ALL WORD ADS go on the Internet for the whole world to see!


Call 250-692-7526 or come by our office. Hours are 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday thru Friday. Fax in your ad to 250-692-3685 or email: advertising@


Come to our office at 23 3rd Avenue, or you may pay with Visa or Mastercard over the phone. All ads must be prepaid.


REGULAR WORD ADS 1 issue, 3 lines $8.50 per week

FREE ADS For anything under $50.00 value. 15 words or less. Ad must contain one item and price. Misc. for Sale category only. Private party ads only (no commercial). Ads cannot be accepted over the phone.

$5 ADS For anything worth $50 - $500. 15 words or less. Ad must contain one item and price. Misc. for Sale category only. Runs for 4 weeks. Ads must be prepaid - cash only.

LEGAL ADS $16.01 per col. inch

HWY 16 REGIONAL ADS 3 lines - No changes - ad runs in: Burns Lake, Vanderhoof, Prince George, Houston, Smithers, Ft.St.James, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Northern Connector, Northern Daily (1 week) ....................................... $78.88

BC BEST BUY ADS 25 words- No changes - ad runs one week, all papers covering: Lower Mainland .......... $102.28 BC’s Interior ............... $124.95 Vancouver Island ........ $119.00 All of the Above .......... $299.00 Extra cost for additional words


In Memoriam Gifts ALL FUNDS DONATED to the Burns Lake Health Care Auxiliary are used to provide financial support, equipment plus comfort and care for patients in our hospital, the Pines and all other community healthcare services. Mail a donation on behalf of yourself or a loved one to: B.L. Health Care Aux. Box 812 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 A tax deductible receipt will be issued Lakes District News


Information ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to keep drinking that’s your business - if you want to quit drinking that’s our business. Burns Lake Meetings: Tuesday 7:30 pm Catholic Church, Saturday 7:30 pm Catholic Church. For information or transportation call (250) 692-6867 / (250) 6987325 / (778) 669-0070 Only requirement for AA is a desire to stop drinking. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Southside Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays 6:30pm 7:30pm at Grassy Plains Gospel Church. For more information: (250) 694-3682 Anyone needing information on Alzheimer’s please call 1866-564-7533 Burns Lake RCMP Victim/Witness Assistance Program. 201 Hwy. 35, Box 759 Burns Lake. Open Monday to Thursday 9a.m. to 4p.m. (250) 692-3010 FOOD BANK Summer hrs: distribution days will be the first and third Tuesday of each month from June through August 2012. The Lakes District Food Bank continues to operate due to the outstanding generosity of the community. If you would like to make a donation and receive a tax deductible receipt, please mail your donation to: Lakes District Food Bank, Box 777, Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0.








LOCAL HOSPICE Services are available by contacting the Hospice Coordinator at (250) 692-2448. The Hospice office, located in the Lakes District Hospital, is open every Thurs. from 10am - 4pm. A lending library of videos, books and information on bereavement is available. Please make donations to the local hospice and palliative care program payable to the Burns Lake Hospice Program, Box 7500, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1EO

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Business Opportunities

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking

Education/Trade Schools

NECHAKO RIVER FLOW FACTS May 23, 2012 Reservoir Elevation: 851.13m (2792.42 ft) SLS Discharge: 231 m3/s Cheslatta Falls: 230 m3/s Nautley River: 130 m3/s Vanderhoof: not available Isle Pierre: 733 m3/s For more information please call Rio Tinto Alcan at 250-567-5105. A recording of Flow Facts is available 24-hours in Vanderhoof at 5675812

PLANNING a wedding or anniversary party? Looking for plastic flowers for decorations. Call OPTIONS at Nourse House 9am- 3pm Mon. to Fri. Francois Lake Drive. Operated by residents of 8th Avenue Group Home. (250) 692-7845 The Arthritis Society B.C. and Yukon division is your primary source and resource of the latest print and electronic information, programs and services about arthritis. No matter where you live, you can access us at the touch of a button. Toll free 1-800-321-1433 or visit The Chronic Disease Education Clinic at the Lakes District Hospital is open Tuesday & Wednesday from 8am-4pm. The clinic provides information and teaching on various chronic illnesses such as Diabetes & Heart Disease. A doctors referral is not needed. To speak with the nurse call (250) 692-2440 Lakes District News


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RUN IT ’TIL SOLD ADS 1x1 classified ad. For $31.50 we will run your ad UNTIL IT SELLS, any category, max. 30 words No Real Estate or commercial ads Please call if you need more information on any of our classified packages.

HAPPY ADS To announce birthdays, weddings, births etc.

2 col. x 2” - $20 2 col. x 3” - $30 2 col. x 4” - $40



Classified Word & Display: Friday @ 3:00 P.M.


Lakes District News reserves the right to edit, revise, classify or reject any classified ad not meeting our standards.

No refunds on Classifieds Ads. LAKES DISTRICT


Attention: Tahltan Members Tahltan Central Council Annual General Assembly 2012 June 30 to July 4 Telegraph Creek, BC Recreational Centre Executive Election: An election will be held for the seats of: president, vicepresident and secretary treasurer. Voting will take place at the Telegraph Creek Recreation Centre.


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


DRIVERS WANTED: Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & benefits pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE

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Help Wanted IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE If you are experiencing delays in the processing of your EI, CPP, OAS, Veterans Affairs, or CIC claims, please call the “Office For Client Satisfaction”


PARTS PERSON Licensed or Apprentice needed for General Motors dealerships. Must have Automotive/ Mechanical aptitude, computer experience, be a team player with good people skills and experience in shipping/receiving. Please apply by email to

Sullivan Motor Products Ltd. 2760 Highway 16 West PO Box 478 Houston B.C. V0J 1Z0

Lake Babine Nation JOB POSTING

YOUTH COUNSELLOR The Youth Counsellor will be working with children and young adults. Youth Counsellor will report to the Health Director will undertake the planning, development and implementation of support services. JOB DUTIES are as follows, but not limited to: • Support individual and group counselling sessions. • Provide intervention and prevention services. • Promote healthy lifestyles and relationships for youths. • Assist in the coordination of community development and educational services. • Document daily activities, and submit detailed reports on a regular basis. REQUIREMENTS: • Grade 12 Dogwood Diploma & recognized Post Secondary Counselling Training • Criminal Record Check • Possess a valid class five (5) Driver’s License and reliable vehicle WAGE: Commensurate with education and experience DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012 Submit cover letter & resume to: Beatrice MacDonald, Human Resources P.O. Box 879, Burns Lake, B.C., V0J 1E0 Fax: 250-692-4790 Email:

Nominations will be accepted from June 30 at 10:00am until July 2nd at 5 pm. Appointment of the 10 family representative seats will also be held. Visit or call 1-855-TAHLTAN (824-5836) for more information.

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Help Wanted

Financial Services

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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. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

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EXPERIENCED PARTS Person required for progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000 sq.ft. store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at: Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: P & D LOGGING Operations in Grand Forks BC is looking an experienced Feller Buncherman, as well as Experienced Lim-mit Processor Operator plus Logging Truck Mechanic/Welder all positions are F/T with Benefits. call Gerry 250-469-1695 or Dan 250-469-1694 after 6 pm. Or email Resume to:

Home Care/Support NURSES, Care Aides, Home Cleaners - Bayshore Home Health is hiring casual, on-call RNs, LPNs, certified care aides and experienced home cleaners. If you are: empathetic; personable; possess an outstanding work ethic; positive attitude; a passion for superior client service, and a reliable vehicle, forward your resume to

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

Trades, Technical REQ’D Jouneyman Automotive Technician for Penticton Kia. Import experience required. Gov’t Inspection an asset. Fastest growing Dealership in South Okanagan. Competitive wage and benefit package. E-mail Resume to Service Mgr. Dave Hehr


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Help Wanted

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Lake Babine Nation JOB POSTING

HOME CARE NURSE Reporting to the Health Director, the Home Care Nurse is responsible for the provision of quality homecare nursing services. Job duties: • Executing home care client services. • Providing on-going supervision and monitoring of home care attendants. • Participating in the management of the Home Support/Care Program. • Initial client assessments, update assessments, coordination of care, maintain professional relationships with care providers. REQUIREMENTS: • Registered with College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC). • Registered Nurse of Baccalaureate degree in Nursing from recognized Institute. • Experience in a public health or community based setting. • Criminal Record Check. • Valid Level C First Aid and CPR Certification • Possess a valid class five (5) Driver’s License and reliable vehicle. WAGE: Commensurate with education and experience DEADLINE: FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2012 Submit cover letter & resume to: Beatrice MacDonald, Human Resources P.O. Box 879, Burns Lake, B.C., V0J 1E0 Fax: 250-692-4790 email:

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

The Village of Burns Lake is currently seeking a

Communications Project Coordinator for temporary full time employment. Applications must be received by June 25 , 2012 at 10:00 am. More information and a full job description can be found at or stop by the Village Office at #15 3rd Avenue, Burns Lake.

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SENIOR ACCOUNTANT The Senior Accountant responsibilities include, but are not limited to, general ledger accountability, and financial reporting, as well as financial profitability analysis and other special projects as assigned. The Senior Accountant must comply with Canadian public sector accounting standards, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, financial 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 finance clerks in maintaining the Lake Babine Nation accounting system. Prepare periodic financial 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 financial 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, finance or related field or education plus experience. Accounting designation preferred. 5+ years of experience in financial management. Experience with computerized accounting system required. Highly efficient 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.

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B’s Free Enterprises Ltd. Bill & Wendy Imus Certified Appliance Repair & Computer Technicians Computer Training, Sales & Service Personalized In Home Service Delivery of Ink & Computer Supplies Box 420, 28540 Colleymount Rd., Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E2

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Real Estate

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For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner

Apt/Condo for Rent

HORSE FOR SALE 19 year old sorrel gelding, well trained, not a beginners horse. Used for penning at one time. $2500 obo. (250) 695-6972

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

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

Merchandise for Sale

2700 Sq Foot Waterfront home 6.88 acres on beautiful Tchesinkut Lake. 114ft Lakeshore, Lakeview

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

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



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

Priced for a quick sale $295,000 Larry or Vi Russell (250) 694-3780 Email:

LARGE BRIGHT 2 bedroom suites in a safe and secure building. Close to school and hospital. Large patio, in-suite storage and storage lockers available. On site management. Heat, hot water and cable included for $700 per month. Call (250) 692-3959 and leave message.



Modular Homes JUNE SPECIAL Brand New 16’ Wide Modular Homes. From $69,000.00

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Homes for Rent

Greg Kingcott Distributor for the Lakes District area

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

• Design Consultation • Reno & Installation Available

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

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Mobile Homes & Parks

Mobile Homes & Parks

UNRESERVED AUCTIONSJune 16 & 17, Redwater, Alberta. Collector vehicles and tractors, 1300 die cast toy tractors, wagons, buggies, show harness; old gas upright gas pumps; original case eagle; antiques. Thursday, June 21 - Harry Shapka, Vilna, Alberta. Phone 780-636-2165. JD 8650, 4440, 4240; Concord air drill; 1977 & 87 Kenworths; Cat 966C loader; Komatsu D85; lowboy; 8820 & 860 combines; haying equipment. Saturday, June 23 - John Baranec, Innisfree, Alberta. Phone 780-592-2308. Steiger ST250, 9030 Bi-Directional; 4640 & 4320; MF 8450; Claas 98; 1980 Ford tandem; Kello 24’ disc; JD 820 & 830; plus full line-up. View full lists online:

Garage Sales GARAGE SALE every weekend in June on Saturdays, 10am - 2pm. Moving, must sell, new stuff each week. #275 - 9th Ave. THRIFT SHOP Yard Sale (weather permitting) and InStore sales. Monday, June 18th and Tuesday, June 19th. 10am - 4pm. Proceeds for Health Care.

Heavy Duty Machinery A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 STEEL BUILDING - Blowout sale! 20x26 $5,199. 25x28 $5,799. 30x42 $8,390. 32x56 $11,700. 40x50 $14,480. 47x 76 $20,325. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422

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

Real Estate Business for Sale LIVE THE Dream. Harbours End Marine, 27 year history on beautiful Salt Spring Island, BC “the best place on earth!” Owner retiring, well-established business only $129,000 email:

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

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.





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100% Financing available O.A.C.

250-847-7928 Cell 250-877-2434 SALES AND SERVICE Serving the Lakes District, Houston & Fraser Lake

Phone: 250-692-3294

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

Cell: 250-692-0184 Fax: 250-692-0058 Email:


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

Keith Wilson

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

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

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Join us for WING NITE on Wednesday or Thursday PRAWN and Fridays are always PRIME RIB NITE

We have a relaxed atmosphere with great service!


Treat Dad to Lunch or Dinner on Father’s Day.

Located on Francois Lake Drive, Burns Lake

Antiques / Classics


We have great gift ideas!!


Delivery Available from our Cold Beer, Wine & Liquor Store ~ Convenient parking ~ Wide selection of wine Hard liquor at liquor store prices Open until 11:00 pm everyday


Pub: 250-692-0068 • Liquor store: 250-692-0067


Legal Notices

Legal Notices


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JANITORIAL/CUSTODIAL SERVICES Canfor – Houston is currently entertaining bids for contract services for the following: Janitorial/Custodial Services for the Canfor – Houston main of¿ce building located at 1397 Morice River Rd. Contractors are expected to supply their own equipment. Interested parties can contact Robbyn Emberley at 250-845-5215 to review the scope of duties prior to bidding. All bids must be submitted no later than July 15, 2012 to:

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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 “Burns Lake and Francois Lake (North Shore) Rural OfďŹ cial Community Plan Bylaw No. 1514, 2009â€? and “Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Zoning Bylaw No. 700, 1993â€? will be held on Tuesday June 19, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. at the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako ofďŹ ce at 37, 3rd Avenue, Burns Lake, B.C. “Burns Lake and Francois Lake (North Shore) Rural OfďŹ cial Community Plan Bylaw No. 1514, 2009â€? is proposed to be amended by Bylaw No. 1640 by redesignating the application area from Rural Residential (RR) to Commercial (C). “Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Zoning Bylaw No. 700, 1993â€? is proposed to be amended by Bylaw No. 1641 by rezoning the application area from “Small Holdings (H1)â€? to “Highway Commercial (C2)â€?. The subject property is located at 1810 Peterson Rd, at the junction of Highway 16 and Peterson Road (bordering the Village of Burns Lake) and is legally described as “District Lot 4175 Range 5 Coast District except Plan 3332, 4623, 5153, 8142, 8303, 10041â€?. The application area is approximately 0.6 ha (1.5 acres) in size and shown cross-hatched and labelled “Application Areaâ€? on the location map below. The purpose of the application is to allow the application area to be used as a motor vehicle repair shop, automobile dealership, or other uses permitted in the C2 zone.


Cars - Domestic 1992 CROWN Victoria. 136,000 km, $2,800 OBO. (250) 696-3278

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At the Public Hearings all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present a written submission respecting matters contained in the bylaws that are the subject of the Public Hearing. 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 19, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. to be ensured of consideration at the Public Hearing. The Public Hearing on Bylaws No.1640 and 1641 will be chaired by the Director or Alternate Director of Electoral Area ‘B’, 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 ofďŹ ce 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, 2012 to June 19, 2012 inclusive. Copies of the proposed bylaws and other relevant information will also be made available at the Burns Lake Public Library. For further information please call the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Planning Department at 250-6923195 or 1-800-320-3339. This is the second of two publications.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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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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June 13, 2012 edition of the Burns Lake Lakes District News

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