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Westline Ford recognizes Vanderhoof Children’s Theatre Christina Millington Omineca Express Westline Ford and Ford Motor Co. came together for the Drive for the Community event on June 20. The program raises money to put toward a community organization of their choice. Every vehicle that went on a test drive earned $20.00 to go toward the organization. The Vanderhoof Children’s Theatre was honoured by this program and was awarded $3,220. Presenting the cheque to Richard Wruth of the Vanderhood Children’s Theatre is Westline dealer, Harvey Derksen.

A scarce future ahead for Timber Supply Christina Millington Omineca Express The future of BC forests is a scarce reality. Discussions have been made; meetings have been attended; yet there has been no evident solution to the restocking of BC’s forests for future timber supply. Northern BC has been impacted by the pine beetle infestation a great deal, which in turn has compromised timber sales and production at local mills, to the deterioration of forests. Issues revolve around whether or not to replant areas where

mountain pine beetle and fire have killed most of the trees which are huge factors regarding the future of timber supply. Reforestation programs are put in place by the government that places the onus on government figures to monitor issues such as this and to be sure matters are being monitored and/or dealt with in a timely manner. Debates weigh heavy on whether or not compromised areas are worth being restored and if money should be invested now rather than later to ensure we could look to a prosperous timber supply in the

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exactly how much forest has been damaged by fire and beetles,” he said. “But the important question is, should we invest money now to ensure a healthy timber supply into the future, and if so, how will we raise and invest it?” Community concerns have been addressed and acknowledged during the June 20th Timber Supply public meeting with a strong voice from Vanderhoof residents to zone in on the reforestation process and to secure the future of local mills and tourism in Northern BC. Online reports have indicated that forest industries have been en-

couraged to harvest mature forest affected by beetles and therefore take on legal obligation to reforest those areas. Approximately a million hectares of beetle-affected forest has been harvested since the year 2000. The government has funded a reforestation program that has treated an estimated area of 50,000 hectares; mostly fire damaged forest and young beetle damaged forests since 2005. “We want to protect our jobs here in the future,” said Mayor Gerry Thiessen. “It takes innovation.”



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future. According to online reports, BC is 95 million hectares in size and about 55 million of that is forested that the government is responsible for managing. The forest industry is legally obliged to restock NSR (Not Satisfactorily Restocked) areas created by harvesting only if the areas have been surveyed with intent to restock. Al Gorley, Forest Practices board chair feels that if any actions are going to be taken then they should be taken quickly. “There is a lot of debate about

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Vanderhoof RCMP detachment prioritizes Christina Millington’ Omineca Express The Vanderhoof RCMP detachment received a call on June 16 from a local group home reporting a missing teenage girl. The detachment managed to track down the teen on June 19, as a result of her coming home on her own. According to Sgt. Jason Keays, she was texting the group home making them aware of her whereabouts and that she was safe. Once a call is placed to the detachment involving a missing person it becomes a priority. “We are required to go out in search of the missing persons,” said Keays.

“We check for their physical, mental and environmental well being.” Sgt. Keays stresses that it’s not necessary to run from police officers as it’s mainly protocol to check on the safety and conditions the person is being subjected to - they aren’t there to remove one from their whereabouts unless they feel they’re at danger. “Often they will go were it is deemed inappropriate,” said Keays. “At that point we can enter without a warrant and seize them.” Sgt. Keays has been a part of the Vanderhoof community since May 16. Keays makes a point to take foot patrols around the community ensuring that people are safe and well behaved.

Thompson Creek: Endako Mine production Contributed Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc., a growing, diversified North American mining company (the “Company” or “Thompson Creek”), reported that it currently expects the previously announced wall slough at the Thompson Creek Mine to have a negative impact on second quarter 2012 production. The Company anticipates production from the Thompson Creek Mine for the second quarter to be approximately 2.5 million pounds of molybdenum. The Company also expects that the slough will have a negative impact on cash costs of production for the Thompson Creek Mine for the quarter. The Company believes that the impact of the slough on total production from the Thompson Creek Mine

for 2012 will not be material, as the Company plans to mine highergrade ore in the second half of the year at Thompson Creek Mine to address the unexpected second quarter shortfall in production. The Company believes that the Thompson Creek Mine will produce approximately 16 million pounds of molybdenum in 2012. As previously reported, the Company believes the slough resulted from water pressure behind the wall due to seasonal run-off. There were no injuries or equipment damage as a result of the slough. When the slough occurred, the Company believed that the slough material could be removed with appropriate mining methods within a matter of days and that disruption to the mine plan for the quarter would not be significant.

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Soon afterward, unexpected regulatory requirements required the Company to cease mining in the area of the slough. The Company developed a new access road to other Phase 7 material shortly after the slough occurred and mining continues within Phase 7, working around the slough. The Company has revised its mine plan for Thompson Creek Mine for the remainder of 2012 and, pursuant thereto, has begun to mine higher-grade Phase 7 material. The Company also anticipates that recovery of molybdenum at its Endako Mine will not meet the design specifications of the new mill facility during the

second quarter of 2012 and believes that the ore grade at the Endako Mine during the quarter will not meet budgeted levels. The Company expects the aforementioned issues will have a negative impact on production and cash costs of production at the Endako Mine for the second quarter. Management has convened a team consisting of outside subject matter experts and internal technical specialists to evaluate these issues and address them as soon as possible. Management continues to evaluate the potential impacts to the Company’s 2012 cost guidance for the Thompson Creek Mine and 2012 production

and cost guidance for the Endako Mine. Previously announced cash costs guidance as of May 3, 2012 for the Thompson Creek Mine is not being reaffirmed or updated hereby.

“I’ve noticed a decline in community disturbances,” he said. “I find this approach a good way to get to know the community and for the community to know me.”

Northern Interior Communities Association Presents…

A Community Gaming Grant Workshop Thursday July 12, 2012 @ 7-9pm 1600 Third Avenue, Prince George Prince George Native Friendship Centre The Northern Interior Communities Association will be providing participants with an overview of the grant process. Community Gaming Grants are administered by the Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch, governed by the Province of BC. These grants are available to non-pro¿t organizations providing programs or services of direct bene¿t to the broader community. New applicants are welcome. To RSVP please contact Rhonda Dickson at 250-562-2553 or email

Thank you The NVSS Dry Grad Committee and the NVSS Graduates of 2012 would like to thank those who donated their time, energy and services to make this event a huge success. We appreciate your support and participation in Dry Grad 2012 and assisting us in providing a safe an fun night for everyone. Anonymous Donors BC Liquor Store BID Construction/ Nechako Mechanical Bob Montague Canfor Plateau Division Cluculz Contracting and Roofing Costco Cozy Corner D&D Boon Construction Services District of Vanderhoof/Rob Evans Extra Foods Gala Bay Springs Water Co. Gord Clarkson Grand Reo Theatre Integris Credit Union J&S Kentucky Fried Chicken Knights of Columbus Lays Chips New Gold NVSS Staff NV Video Omineca Sports Peachies Cafe/Rich Hobson Museum PJ Auto Collision Richard Wruth Irly Bird Building Centre School District 91 Nechako Lakes Scott Foods Subway Taylor Bros. Hardware The Great Canadian Dollar Store The New Pagoda Restaurant Tim Hortons Thomspon Creek Metals/Mount Milligan Valley Ice Vanderhoof Co-op Vanderhoof Chamber of Commerce Village Inn Restaurant Wallace’s Custom Studios Woody’s Bakery Grade 11 parent volunteers Various community volunteers Various donors of decorations and equipment/props

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BRIEFLY Madison Scott Awareness 2 pitch tournament Christina Millington Omieca Express July 6, 7, and 8 is the Madison Scott Awareness 2 pitch tournament at the Mike Kenner ball diamond. Partial proceeds will be going toward the Madison Scott search fund. Please contact Jenn Wruth for 2 pitch rules, regulations and entry. 250-567-7877. A3


Tourism initiatives top priority in Northern British Columbia Christina Millington Omineca Express Vanderhoof is eligible to receive funding to help grow tourism in the area. Funding includes such initiatives as social enhancement and marketing programs, social media marketing, tourism brochures, geocaching program and GPS inventory. Tourism has become a key componenet for communities to take opportunities such as this to beautify their communities

seeing as they’re what attract tourists initially. The program is administered by the province’s six regional marketing organizations which receive the funding through the Minitry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation. The government is providing over one million dollars shared among 307 grassroots projects and more than 100 communities all over the province have projects that are eli-

gible for funding. “There is so much to do and so much natural beauty here in Nechako Lakes,” said MLA John Rustad. “I really hope these initiatives help people explore our region a little more. The Community Tourism Opportunities program provides implementation-level cooperative marketing support for communities that have identified specific tactics for moving their local tourism industry for-

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We are celebrating our 30th year in business specializing in automotive, residential, and business glass services. Come and meet the new owners on Saturday July 7, 2012 at 171 East Columbia Street from 9AM-3PM for our Grand Re-Opening & FREE customer appreciation BBQ! All rock chips repaired that day will be $10 + tax.


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Vanderhoof Farmer’s Market Christina Millington Omineca Express Riverside Park is the place to be every Thursday between 11-3 for your fresh local fruits, vegetables and home backed goodies. Pull up a bit of grass and picnic by the Nechako River this summer. Farmer’s Market goes until September.

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Adventures await McLeod students as the final play structure installments are complete Christina Millington Omineca Express W.L. McLeod, Nechako Lakes School District 91 has received $50,000, the final installment for the improvement and replacement of their playground. Playground funding that has been provided for the beautification of pay structure equipment for 80 schools across 60 school districts is an additional

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$3.3 million in funding. Currently the funding is in its final phases which was a commitment made by Premier Clark and Education Minister Abbott last year for the benefits of elementary schools in BC. The total number of schools benefiting from the initiative from the two year program to 227 across the province.

According to Nechako Lakes MLA, John Rustad the playground was his fondest memories from his schooling years. “To be pefectly honest, some of the fondest memories one has of their years in elementary school are not from the classroom but the playground,” he said. “Playgrounds are important for every school and every child.”

Additional information: For the first phase of the program the BC government provided more than $2 million to 23 school districts for new playground equipment at 41 priority middle and elemen-

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Canada and B.C. help create new Aboriginal housing A $5-million federal and provincial investment in a newly funded Aboriginal Housing Initiative will help create affordable housing for Aboriginal households in need in British Columbia. Through the Canada-British Columbia Agreement for Investment in Affordable Housing 2011-2014, the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are providing the combined investment of $5 million under the Aboriginal Housing Initiative to create affordable rental housing projects with a focus on Aboriginal clients across B.C. The Aboriginal Housing Management Association (AHMA) has also partnered with the Province to assist in the evaluation process and oversee the management and operations of the Aboriginal housing projects. “The Government of Canada is dedicated to helping those in need access housing solutions in British Columbia,” said the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and Minister Responsible for British Columbia on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). “This new initiative will provide more than just safe and affordable places to live, it will be the key to a better life for

Aboriginal people.” “There are a disproportionate number of Aboriginal households in B.C. who are living in core housing need,” said Rich Coleman, Minister of Energy and Mines and Minister Responsible for Housing. “This $5-million investment will help create new affordable housing to meet this need and improve access to safe, affordable housing for Aboriginal people. We have also partnered with the Aboriginal Housing Management Association under this initiative to further support Aboriginal self-management.” Details on how to apply for the Aboriginal Housing Initiative and request for proposals for the procurement of potential affordable rental housing projects is available at: www.bcbid. “The Aboriginal Housing Management Association has the specific purpose of supporting the management and development of culturally appropriate, quality affordable Aboriginal housing,” said Margaret Pfoh, president, board of directors for Aboriginal Housing Management Association. “We look forward to working closely with the Province through the Aboriginal Housing Initiative.” The Canada-British Columbia Agreement for Investment in Affordable Housing 20112014, signed in July 2011, confirms the remaining three years of B.C.’s five-year allocation of the Government of Canada’s 2008 commitment of more than

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$1.9 billion to improve and build new affordable housing and help the homeless. This means a further $90 million in federal funding for British Columbians in housing need. With matching provincial contributions of $90 million, a total combined investment of $180 million helps to support affordable housing programs for B.C. residents. The Government of Canada, through CMHC, will invest more than $2 billion in housing this year. Of this amount, $1.7 billion will be spent in support of almost 605,000 households living in existing social housing. In British Columbia, this represents some 68,650 households. These investments are improving the quality of life for low-income Canadians and households living in existing social housing, including individuals who are homeless or atrisk of homelessness, seniors, persons with disabilities, recent immigrants and Aboriginal people. To find out more about how the Government of Canada and CMHC are working to build stronger homes and communities for all Canadians, call CMHC at 1 800 668-2642 or visit: Over the last decade, the Province has invested $2.8 billion to provide affordable housing for low-income individuals, seniors and families. This year, more than 97,000 B.C. households will benefit from provincial social housing programs and services. To learn more

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National Aboriginal Day took place at Riverside Park on June 21, 2012 and was a huge success! We would like to thank Chief Jackie Thomas and Mayor Gerry Thiessen for attending and opening with their warm welcomes. We would also like to thank the Saik’uz Dancers for putting on a spectacular performance! Thank you to the students from Evelyn Dickson Elementary and McLeod Elementary that made posters for the event. The event was planned by NVCSS, CSFS, Saik’uz First Nation, District of Vanderhoof, and SD 91. We would like to thank these businesses for their donations: Grand Reo Theater, The Department Store, J & S Restaurant, Rio Tinto Alcan, and Westline Ford. We look forward to National Aboriginal Day 2013!

Sodium Lauryl/ Laurel Sulfate (SLS) Is a surfactant (makes things foamy) used in many industrial cleaners, degreasers and detergents. According to the journal of American college of toxicology; SLS can be a mutagen, irritates skin tissue (it is used in many creams, moisturizes etc). SLS corrodes hair follicles and impairs the ability to grow hair (just check all your shampoo labels and wonder why your hair doesn’t look like it does on TV). SLS maintains residual levels in the heart, liver, lungs and brain from skin contact alone. SLS damages protein, impairs formation of young eyes whose damage is permanent (now take a good look at the baby shampoos and washes you use) SLS can damage the immune system; and cause skin inflammation (something to look at avoiding in skin sensitivities). Lets talk toothpaste! SLS is found in nearly every toothpaste manufactured these days. Toothpastes - are not to be swallowed and children need to be supervised for this reason. Have you ever heard of taking medicine sublingually? This means you place it under your tongue, and in 30 seconds it dissolves and absorbs into your body without the need to swallow, which is effective for certain vitamins and minerals, this however, also means that anything you put into your mouth that is toxic, filled with chemicals, or comes with a poison warning on the label... should probably not be in your mouth (keep in mind that some mouthwashes and toothpastes recommend calling a poison centre if swallowed..... you get the drift) There are plenty of alternatives to shampoos, creams, moisturizers, toothpastes etc. Most likely you’ll find them at your local health food store, and remember that consumers have the power, the more often you buy what you believe in, the more likely it will be stocked, shipped and manufactured. Want to try a natural toothpaste, mouthwash, floss made with natural oils and bacteria fighting properties? Mention this article and get a discount off your order this week.

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Embrace your inner child Christina Millington Omineca Express

How often have you just wanted to stay in a moment that you could hold onto for longer then just that, a moment? I often wonder what happens to that inner child within us all – is it that we sell our “inner child” to this preconceived adult life that requires a mature approach, no silly hearts allowed. I had a conversation with a friend recently that went a little something like this; I asked them, being an adult, if they would ever play hide and seek and they responded “yes” followed by a laugh or two of course, nonetheless, the answer was yes. It’s funny how activities such as hide and seek never lose their appeal – there’s something about crawling beneath a counter top or tucking yourself in the dark corners of your closet to hide from your seeker that feeds your inner self. It is clear that our inner child will never go away for we acquire a need to be reminded that life is too short to fill the unrealistic shoes of an adult – which are too big most days. We tend to get caught up in keeping up with everyone else that in turn only puts us farther behind. At what point do we make the choice to eliminate ourselves from an equation that has been working for us up until we hit adulthood – for most that seems to be the time when we start feeling the pressure to “grow up.” We grow up under the influence of our parents, we go through the schooling process to then find a career, to then find our “soul mate”, to then marry, to then have children, to then…. exhausting isn’t it – just listing the list is exhausting. We’ve recycled this pattern so much that it has become normality rather a natural progression. Perhaps that is the underlying factor that causes our inner child to grow up that much quicker, therefore, losing touch with it sooner than expected. So, if there is anything you take from this is to do the things you loved to do when you were a child – get to know yourself again.

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Editor On behalf of the parents of the NVSS Graduation Class of 2012 I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the community volunteers who assisted in many ways over the June 15/16th weekend so that the Grand March and Commencement events proceeded as usual and were thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. It was the wish of everyone involved in this celebration that all aspects were attended to and carried out as they have been every other year and this is ex-

actly what happened. This was very much appreciated by the students and their families. The graduation celebrations are truly a community event. You only had to look at the crowds filling the seats/ bleachers, the impressive list of scholarships that were awarded to our graduates and the generous donations of individuals and businesses towards our Dry Grad event. Our students are very lucky to have this support. Sincerely, Heather Ferris

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Creative challenges that benefit children and families Submitted Amanda Ribeiro The top forestry companies in British Columbia have teamed up with some of the province’s most talented and innovative architectural firms and builders to form Canfor’s Playhouse Challenge, a unique undertaking that will ultimately entertain thousands of BC children while providing funding to build homes for hard-working families in BC. Canfor’s Playhouse Challenge will see the building of several magnificent and whimsical children’s playhouses that will be sold to corporate donors, with proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity Canada

affiliate locations across BC. Each magical playhouse is a collaborative project, with a BC forest products company donating building materials, an architectural team contributing their creativity in design, and a local builder providing their expertise in construction. “We’re incredibly proud and excited to see this inaugural Playhouse Challenge come to fruition and not only bring joy to families across BC, but also showcase the vast array of unique applications for BC’s sustainable forest products,” says Don Kayne, President and CEO, Canfor. “It’s inspiring to watch the teams that have been brought together for this challenge as they compete to cre-

ate the most original playhouses between the Pacific and the Rockies – and from what I’ve seen so far, they won’t disappoint.” Finished playhouses will be on display in a special themed area at the 2012 Fair at the PNE, where they are expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors throughout the 17-day event that runs August 18th to September 3rd. “This will be a ‘don’t miss’ attraction at this year’s Fair,” says Michael McDaniel, PNE President and CEO. “We’re thrilled to be able to support this initiative by offering display space and helping bring attention to this wonderful madein-BC project.” Following the Fair,

the playhouses will be sold to pre-registered corporate buyers for donation to children’s charity organizations across the province. Funds raised will go to Habitat for Humanity Canada affiliate locations to build decent, affordable housing for hard-working families in BC. “How could we resist the opportunity to combine the things MGA most enjoy; to innovate with BC’s beautiful wood products, to find a playful, sculptural design with a great story and to support local charities for children and Habitat for Humanity,” says participating architect Michael Green, Principal, Michael Green Architecture Inc. “It’s an honour to be part of this

project.” Students from BCIT are designing and building a playhouse for the Challenge, competing against professional architects and builders to create the fan-favourite playhouse. “BCIT as an organization is so proud to be involved in this exciting and innovative fundraiser,” said BCIT President Don Wright. “It’s an incredible opportunity for our students, and the benefits of the project will reach so many children and families across the province.” For more information on Canfor’s Playhouse Challenge visit: www. playhousechallenge. com.

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Omineca Golf Course Results Seniors Night - June 26 Four Ball Scramble 1st place - John Hamm Mildred Mountford, Don Syversten, 73 2nd place - Robert Wilson, Carol Kluber Ron Appleton, Erling Clemmensen, 75 CB 3rd place - Ken Hall Sheila Fletcher, John Wiebe, 75 CB 4th place - Brian Bradbury, Joyce Shantz Bob Mountford, Bill Thibeault, 75 CB Most honest golfers.... Mike Craig, Jerry Vanwinkle Ellen Randall, Anne Irving

Ladies Night - June 27 1st low gross - Carol Kluber, Ellen Randall, Mary Hamm, 53 2nd low gross - Kathy Seto, Linda Woodruff, Kathy Murphy, Leanne Hewlett, 53 1st flight long drive - Carol Kluber 2nd flight long drive - Lory Derksen Calloway long drive - Mary Hamm KP in 3 - Mildred Mountford KP in 4 - Linda Woodruff

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Mens Night - June 28 Stroke Play 1st flight low gross - John P, 38 2nd flight low gross - Paul, 43 1st flight low net - Brian F, 34.5 2nd flight low net - Steve L, 36.5 1st flight 2nd low gross - Mike M, 39 2nd flight 2nd low gross - Keith S, 47 CB 1st flight 2nd low net - Bill K, 35 2nd flight 2nd low net - Jim P, 38.5 1st flight 3rd low gross - Greg F, 43 2nd flight 3rd low gross - Dean S, 50 1st flight 3rd low net - Brian B, 38 2nd flight 3rd low net - Terry K, 42 Long drive 1st flight - John Murphy Long drive 2nd flight - Paul Blattner KP in 1st flight - John Prestmo KP in 2 1st flight - Brian Bradbury KP in 2 2nd flight - Paul Blattner

VANDERHOOF DUCT BANK AND NEW CIRCUIT PROJECTS BC Hydro is investing in our distribution infrastructure to meet the increase in demand in the community of Vanderhoof. The Duct Bank Project replaces the existing overhead distribution circuit exiting the Vanderhoof Substation with underground concrete encased ducts. The removal of the overhead congestion will increase the natural beauty of the area around the substation. The New Circuit Project relieves the existing distribution circuits of the existing heavy electricity loads in the area. The end result of the project will improve overall reliability in the Vanderhoof area by having another distribution circuit in service—an additional path for electricity to our customers. Construction for the infrastructure is underway and expected to end in November 2012. The majority of the construction area will be along Nechako Avenue near Seventh Street. For more information please contact us at 250 561 4858, or email


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COMMUNITY Photos Kevin Moutray

Sunshine Medallion, left, Rosewood’s Diary, below left.

Photos by Kevin Moutray

Members of Bonifyed, left, and above during their win at Prince George Battle of the Bands held on Thursday June 21.

Ferland Park open for “musical” business Submitted Kevin Moutray Things will be heating up in Ferland Park this summer. The District of Vanderhoof is hosting “Concert in the Park” on July 28th. We will be kicking things off with an open mic period at 12:30 followed by the vocals and acoustic guitar of James Iannone.

Next up comes singer/songwriter Lowry Olafson who will be performing his original music along with brand new theme songs written for the arts council and the District of Vanderhoof! At 4:00 we have Backroad performing a mix of classic and folk rock followed by the classic and contemporary rock of Buck Fever. At 6:00 the Rusty Bucket Pluckers will be performing their mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass.

Rosewood’s Diary is next on the bill with their original folk rock sound. Hometown Hand Grenade will hit the stage at 8:00 with their high-energy rock followed by the eclectic mix of Sunshine Medallion. Rock band Bonifyed will close the show fresh off their win at the Prince George Battle of the Bands. For more information contact Concert in the Park Committee chair Kevin Moutray at 567-0898.

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Sinkut View Honour Roll THIRD TERM AWARDS JUNE 2012 General Proficiency Grade 4 Kaybra Dyck Abby Dorion Kayleb Hatch Grade 5 Petra Crossley Landon Deveny Ethan Janzen Trevor Lank Sidney Seymour Kyle Wiebe Sarah Williams Grade 7 Dawson Currie Academics/Honor Roll) B Honour Roll Grade 4 Cole Geernaert Nicole McBride Damyn Wiebe Grade 5 Brody Schumann Brooke Steffey Grade 6 Nicholas Warkentin Grade 7 Megan Baher

Charlie Borek Ethan Lank Dixon Loewen Max Moritz Kolby Page B+ Honour Roll Grade 4 Brynli Albertson Andrew deVos Noah Thomas Grade 5 Callie Bray Alex Bruma Jordan Cranmer Keisha Knox Megan Loewen Kaylon McKee Logan Sewell Nikayla Webster Zak Whitecotton Grade 6 Kyler Boucher Hunter Floris Amy Friesen Shae-Lynn Geernaert Samantha Goulding Dexter Swanson Raymond Thomas Grade 7 James deVos Kelson Fines Emily Kerr Mari Knox Dylan Parent

Daulton Swanson Sidney Thiessen A Honour Roll Grade 4 Ethan Floris Meghan Heyd Olivia Manojlovic Linnea Moutray Lexi Persson Griffin Thiessen Kyra Wiebe Grade 5 Connor Ebert Aaliyah Haizimsque Emily Prestmo Grade 7 Matthew Ebert Attendance Logan Sewell, Zach Whitecotton, Rowan Nelson, Connar Hoffman, and Nicole McBride Top Academic Grade 4 Lexi Persson Grade 5 Connor Ebert Emily Prestmo Grade 6 Hunter Floris

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Grade 7 Matthew Ebert

Best All Around – Grade 4 Ethan Floris Grade 5 Emily Prestmo Grade 6 Hunter Floris Grade 7 Matthew Ebert Citizenship Grade 4 Meghan Heyd Noah Thomas Kyra Wiebe Grade 5 Jordan Cranmer Kaylon McKee Emily Prestmo Grade 6 Hunter Floris Hunter Westbrook Grade 7 Dawson Currie Matthew Ebert Chrissie Roberts

Photo by Christina Millington

Various perches scattered around the Vanderhoof area make for a great view for wildlife.

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Brought to you by your MLA John Rustad

Pioneers Courageous Battles

Athletes Achieving

Human Interest

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Featuring the spirit of the local people

Peddling towards a cause Christina Millington Omineca Express Sharon Unger, a Vanderhoof paramedic will be participating in the Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour de North on September 14 as a medic rider. Unger’s father, Arnold Unger, lost his battle to prostate cancer 8 years ago – she will be dedicating this ride to him. Unger has been training for the upcoming event biking alongside Highway 16 to taking the back trails around Vanderhoof for a more challenged ride. “Our ride will be from Prince George to Prince Rupert,” Unger said. “We will have biked 850 kilometres in total.” Unger has applied for the tour two years in a row as she has seen the riders come through town over the years. “Prior to this I was a very leisure bike rider,” Unger laughed. “I’ve rode to the Cluculz Lake rest area and back which is an 80 kilometre ride.” The funds that are raised are going directly toward pediatric cancer. “I personally don’t know a family that isn’t touched in some way by

cancer,” said Unger. Unger volunteered her time to the IDIDALAP4CANCER events on June 22 and made a few laps in honour of her father during the candle light ceremonies. “We had a lamp for my father,” she said. “I brought my Mom out with me for a few laps.” Tour de North has 25 riders that will be taking the trek across Northern BC September 14-20 to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research, Camp Goodtimes and other support groups that focus on kids with cancer. “The kids going through this must be so devastated,” said Unger. “Where adults have a better understanding of what they’re having to face.” Unger has been out in the community raising money through various bottle drives and with the distribution of her posters. The 7-day bike tour will commence in Prince George on September 14 and will be biking through ten communities along the way. So pull out your lawn chairs and line the streets to cheer on your 2012 Tour de North riders.

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100 years of BC Forest services Lori Borth

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On June 19, 2012 local celebrations and an open house were held in Vanderhoof at the Forest Service office and Riverside Park in recognition of the 100 year anniversary. Members of the public attended as well as some past and present staff and their families. Chief Jackie Thomas from Saik’uz First Nation and Mayor Gerry Thiessen of Vanderhoof said a few words about the importance of the forests and helped us plant a commemorative Spruce Tree. Smokey the Bear made a special appearance and helped entertain as well as cut the birthday cake. A “Tour through Time” was on display with many pictures, maps, posters, and tools used in the Forest Service throughout the years. The Wildfire Management group in conjunction with School District 91 Careers and Trades Programs held sessions for grade 6/7 students at Riverside Park as a preamble to the Junior Initial Attack Program which has employed many local students through the years. Students learned skills such as compassing, first aid, starting and putting out campfires safely, tree species identification as well as the opportunity to experience the fitness testing to become a firefighter. It never hurts to start recruiting and training at a young age! We would like to thank all for their participation and help with celebrating the BC Forest Service 100 years.


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Looking for high-quality, North American-made vinyl decking, railing, or eavestroughing? Give A & V Continuous Eavestroughing a call. Philip Teichroeb, owner and operator of the business since May of 2008, purchased the business from Abe Guenter, who owned it for 12 years. Teichroeb says decking is his favorite part of the job. He uses 68 mil. vinyl which is expected to last close to 30 years. The surface of the vinyl is embossed which makes it slip resistant yet it is barefoot friendly and is not abrasive like some non-slip surfaces. Cleaning is very easy and involves only an occasional hosing down. The vinyl is available in numerous colors. The largest deck he has done was about 1,900 square feet.


The all-aluminum railing he installs is manufactured in BC. It is welded and has an extremely durable powder coated finish. There are different colors of railings as well as different tints of glass from which to choose. The eavestroughing he installs is made and cut to custom length at your home. There are

numerous colors available. Because Teichroeb is present on all the jobs and only occasionally has hired help, one of the challenges that he faces as owner/operator is that he finds it hard to answer calls immediately. Teichroeb is pleased to be offering a highquality, maintenance free product at a rea-

sonable price. All of his products are covered by warranty. His goal is to be of service to the community. “Regardless of what I am doing, the house always looks better when I leave,” he said. When he isn’t on the job, Teichroeb enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and hunting.


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Rediscover Vanderhoof Barsness Sales & Service  

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You have probably noticed while traveling east along highway 16, the large signs reading, “Barsness Sales & Serviceâ€?. This is a home based business located 20 kms out of Vanderhoof, owned by Nelson Enns. He has been in business since 2004, selling trailers of all sizes and types. You will ďŹ nd Precision Trailers, Rainbow Trailers, Continental Cargo, and PJ Trailers. If it is a speciďŹ c custom trailer you are needing, then Nelson is the guy to see. He can special order whatever you are seeking. Barsness Sales has two other locations to serve you, one in Smithers, as well as one in Fort St. John. Nelson is assisted with running things by ďŹ ve employees, some of these being family members. His dad drives the company’s semi-truck and trailer

The town of Vanderhoof On April 7th 1914 the Golden Spike was driven in marking the end of railway construction. Vanderhoof was founded soon after by Herbert Vanderhoof, a Chicago publicist, who worked on behalf of the Grand Truck Pacific Railroad hoping to lure settlers to the region by promising unlimited, fabulously rich farmland, homes and businesses, plumbing and electricity. The people came in droves. Vanderhoof quickly became a centre for ranching and logging. Both industries have helped open up the surrounding wilderness for anglers, canoeists, cross-country skiers and wildlife photographers. In their wake came a number of lakeside resorts and wilderness retreats. Vanderhoof is the geographical centre of BC

to pickup trailers from various locations for his wide range of customers. Barsness Sales doesn’t only sell trailers, they also do hitch installation and trailer repair. Nelson has been a member of this community for many years and enjoys what it has to offer. He appreciates how much community support he has had as a local business owner. Barsness Sales & Service is here for the long haul with a great future ahead. Head on out for a look at the great selection. Located at: 7162 Barsness Rd., 20kms east of Vanderhoof. Call or check out the website: (250) 567-6762 or ca Bn BarterNow. LOCAL

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Rediscover Vanderhoof Valley Diesel Ltd. Valley Diesel Ltd. is owned by Chris Barg and Ruben Peters. Chris and Ruben bought out two of the four original partners in 2005 - 06 and the other two remaining partners in 2008 - 09. At the time of the first sale Ruben had just completed his (CVSE) Commercial Vehicle Safety Enforcement course and his (CTC) Commercial Transport Certification. Josh, one of their employees now has received his commercial transport technicians certificate and Jay & Phillipp are now working on their commercial transportation technicians Apprenticeships. Chris is a certified sales person and journeyman heavy-duty parts and warehousing person. Valley Diesel Ltd. carries heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, automotive parts, oil and filters for pretty much anything from logging trucks to ATVs.

“We pride ourselves on being honest and fair with our customers, and we have built up the reputation of getting the job done in a timely manner,” Chris answered when asked why he thought customers chose them to come to. “We do heavy duty repairs and servicing as well as being an ICBC designated Inspection facility,” Chris explained. “It’s mostly the people that makes us love Vanderhoof, certainly not the cold weather,” Chris answered when asked what they love about our community. “Vanderhoof always seems to be able to pull through tough economic times and I see it growing because of the mining possibilities,” Chris answered when asked what they thought of the future of Vanderhoof. Drop by and see the guys at 1217 Speedway Road, or give them a call at 250-567-9229


Info for Vanderhoof If you’re looking for tips on local activities and attractions, there are many information centres located throughout the region which are visited by thousands of tourists every year. In Vanderhoof there is an information centre in the Chamber of Commerce building located at 2353 Burrard Ave. 250567-2124 or toll free 1-800-752-4094. Also visit the Chamber of Commerce website at Information can also be found during the summer months at the Vanderhoof Heritage Museum on Highway 16 west.

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100 Year Forestry Celebrations

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

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


Planting the spruce tree at the 100th Forest Services events on June 19. Lori Borth, Resource Manager Vanderhoof Forest District, left, Dave Banham, Regional Compliance and Enforcement Manager, Chief Jackie Thomas, Saik’uz First Nation and Mayor Gerry Thiessen.


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

Call Pam at 250-567-9258

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


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

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

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

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

Making Jesus known

Vanderhoof Christian Fellowship

Holy Trinity Anglican Church

The Church on the Corner “Giving you a Purpose to live for and People to live with” Worship Service: 11:00 am

Burrard Street, Vanderhoof Sunday Worship & Sunday School 10:30 am Wednesday Morning Worship 7:30 am

We have a place for you to belong! For more information call

St. Wilfred’s Anglican Church

567-9198 263 Vanderview Drive

Carrier Cresc., Fraser Lake Sunday Worship 9:00 am

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A house of prayer for all people

Small Groups meeting together regularly:

PREGNANT? Early prenatal classes cover fetal development, physical and emotional changes in pregnancy, nutrition and lifestyle factors to make a healthy baby, and information on breastfeeding and relaxation techniques. These should be taken as early in pregnancy as possible. Next class is Monday, August 27 and September 4, 2012, 7pm at the Vanderhoof Health Unit. Call 250-567-6900 for more information and to register. *** CALLING ALL SENIORS... come and join us for carpet bowling or pool - Monday and Thursday afternoons. Come and have some fun! Everybody welcome. Call Oscar for more info: 250-567-4582. *** AL-ANON...Has your life been affected by someone elses drinking? The AlAnon is for you! Meetings held on Mondays at 7pm in Community Room at Omineca Safe Home Society. For more information contact Gail at 567-4318. *** VANDERHOOF PUBLIC looking for donations of lego blocks to be used for children’s programs at the library. If you have lego that your kids have outgrown, we would love to put it to good use. Please contact Jenn at 250-567-4060 or email: *** STUART NECHAKO MANOR ...Do you like to walk and be outdoors? Stuart Nechako Manor is looking for volunteers to help with our walking program. If you can commit to half an hour 1-2 times per week please call Marnie at 250-567-6290. *** THE NORTHSIDE WOMEN’S INSTITUTE...meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Newcomers always welcome. For more information call Brenda, 250 567-9705. *** VHF HOSPICE SOCIETY...What are you doing every 3rd Wednesday of each month. Do you have 2 hours to give each month? Are you sensitive to the

On Monday June 18, seven stroke survivors with volunteers and family members went on a walkathon to raise money for Vanderhoof Stroke Recovery Group. Photo by Luella

special needs of those persons at the end stages of life? Want to be part of a great organization that makes a difference in our community then we are looking for you. The Vanderhoof Hospice Society is a not-for-profit charity looking for new volunteer members who will work with the current members to oversee our local Hospice Program. Hospice is a program that offers a support system to persons that are the end stages of life. Our Society has a desire to help others. We are sensitive to the special needs of the dying patient and their families. We do not have personal agendas or “missions” to our Hospice work. Our main fundraising come in the form of donations to our Tree of Life. We are looking for new members to continue this great service. More info call Debbie 567-7956 *** VHF STROKE at the Stuart Nechako Manor Activity Room - Mondays 9:30 - 12:00 noon (except holidays). Any volunteers who would like to come are very welcome. All stroke recovery members in Vanderhoof and surrounding areas are invited to attend. For more information call Luella at 250441-0086. *** THE FOOD BANK... is in serious need of food donations. Specifically the following is needed: Canned vegetables, meat, fish, canned milk, sugar, pasta, pasta sauces, soups (we have enough mushroom soup), toilet tissue. *** BADMINTON AT FLESS GYM... Every Thursday at 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. come

out and have some fun! *** THE VANDERHOOF CANCER SUPPORT GROUP...meets the first Friday of every month @ noon at the The Reid. For more info call Karen @ 567-4828. *** ENDAKO HALL SOCIETY...meets every THIRD Wednesday of the month in the hall at 7:30pm. *** THE YELLOWHEAD DRAFT HORSE an organization for those interested in light and heavy horse driving. Monthly meetings every second Tuesday of the month. For more info contact: Jon 250-567-8484. *** NECHAKO QUILTERS GUILD... meets the third Tuesday of the month 9:30 am (Sept. - May) at Nechako View Seniors Common Room. Fran Sheeley 567-5254. *** THE FRASER QUILTERS GUILD... meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10am at the Fort Fraser Community Hall. Newcomers welcome. *** HOSPICE TREE OF LIFE... is to honour the living as well as to remember and honour those who have passed on. For more info call Debbie @ 250567-7956. *** THE FRASER LAKE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP... meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 12 noon in the New Fraser Lake Restaurant. For further information call Judy at 250-699-7763. *** NECHAKO VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY... meets every second Thursday of the month 6:30 pm at the Chamber of Commerce office.

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

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Coming Events CALLING ALL Jokers! Former teachers & students. John Oliver Secondary’s 100th Anniversary September 21 & 22, 2012. Pre-registration required. Early Bird ends July 15th.,

Information NECHAKO RIVER FLOW FACTS June 27, 2012 Reservoir Elevation: 852.01m (2795.32 ft) SLS Discharge: 244 m3/s Cheslatta Falls: 244 m3/s Nautley River: 108 m3/s Vanderhoof: 356 m3/s Isle Pierre: 818 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

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Drivers/Courier/ Trucking DRIVER. Class 1 Drivers wanted. Offering top pay. Close to home. Home most weekends. Family comes 1st! 1 year flat deck exp. & border crossing a must. Fax resume & driver abstract to 1-604-853-4179

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In Memoriam

In Loving Memory Kelly A. Goertz July 4, 1963 - August 6, 1998 We little knew that morning, that God would call your name, In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone, for part of us went with you The day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, You are always at our side. Forever in our hearts Love your girls Amy and Amanda and Judy

Career Opportunities

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

Home Care/Support RN’S and LPN’s Needed Well established and growing BC company hiring casual RN’s and LPN’s to work 1:1 in home with a medically fragile child in the Vanderhoof area. Must be located in Vanderhoof area. Union wages, paid training and full support provided. If you want to make a difference in a child’s life please fax your cover letter and resume to 1 250 964 7097 attention Jennifer Hols or email

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

ELECTRICIAN Apollo Forest Products Ltd. is currently seeking Electricians for permanent full-time shift work. Certified, uncertified and 2nd or 3rd year apprentices will be considered. The successful candidate must possess: • Experience with various automated operations and systems in a modern industrial facility, • The ability to apply their trade skills and knowledge safely and effectively, • Exceptional organizational skills, • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, • Sawmill experience an asset. Candidates must be a highly motivated tradesperson with the ability to work in a close team environment. Applicants should forward or fax resumes to: Apollo Forest Products Ltd. Human Resource Dept. PO Box 129 Fort St. James, BC V0J 1P0 Fax# 250-996-8730 Email: Only applicants short-listed will be notified.

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PARTS MANAGER We have a position available for a Parts Manager in our Smithers, BC location. This position will manage parts operations within the branch to maximize return on investment through; optimizing Parts Dept processes to ensure internal and external customer satisfaction, growing profitable parts sales, exercising disciplined expense control and retaining effective engaged department personnel. The ideal candidate will have previous leadership experience in a parts department. A Journeyman Partsperson ticket would be considered an asset. Brandt Tractor is the world’s largest privately held John Deere Construction & Forestry Equipment dealer and a Platinum member of the Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. Find out more about our exciting career opportunities at www. or by calling (306) 791-8923. Email resume indicating position title and location to or fax (306) 791-5986.

Apollo Forest Products Ltd. has openings for full-time positions for Millwrights. Certified, uncertified and 2nd or 3rd year apprentices will be considered. The successful candidate must possess: • Experience with various automated operations and systems in a modern industrial facility, • The ability to apply their trade skills and knowledge safely and effectively, • Exceptional organizational skills, • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, • Sawmill experience an asset. Candidates must be a highly motivated tradesperson with the ability to work in a close team environment. Applicants should forward or fax resumes to: Apollo Forest Products Ltd. Human Resource Dept. PO Box 129 Fort St. James, BC V0J 1P0 Fax# 250-996-8730 Email: Only applicants short-listed will be notified.


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Merchandise for Sale


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Heavy Duty Machinery

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Victoria Manor

RENO’D 3/bdrm townhouses in family friendly complex. Close to downtown, schools & park. $650/mth. 250-567-4430

CANOES FOR SALE: Clipper Prospector, 16’, red fiberglass w/black trim, bench seats, excellent shape $1000. Mad River St. Croix, 14’6�, Triple Tough, knee pads & lash tie downs installed, green, great shape $600. Wenonah Jensen 18’6�, painted Kevlar, sliding bow & stern seats, stern footbrace, white, super fast, light & in good shape $900. Hellman Kootenay 16’6�, lightweight, Duralite, orange with black trim, immaculate shape - like new, $1200. Pics available. Please call Ted 250-692-2372.

Civil Engineering Technologist II District of Kitimat, full time permanent - wage $36.11 $43.69, over 2 years. Civil Technologist diploma required. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, duties include a variety of infrastructure investigations, surveying, design, contract preparation, inspection and material testing on projects related to the municipality’s water, sewer, drainage and transportation systems. Candidates should be proficient in using electronic survey equipment, computer assisted design using AutoCad 3D, and MS Office. Valid BC driver’s licence required. Submit resumes by July 25, 2012, 4:30pm, to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H7, Fax: (250) 632-4995, or email FULL TIME Buncher/Processor Operators needed in the Williams Lake area. Great wage and benefits package. Email resume to or call 250398-8216.

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC & MECHANIC ASSISTANT Forestry company is currently looking for a heavy duty mechanic with 2+ years experience who is able to work on agriculture, logging and siviculture equipment from basic repairs to maintenance in a shop environment. Excellent working conditions with room for advancement. Competitive wages depending on experience. Monday - Friday with opportunities for over time on weekends. Call (250)567-0527 for more information Fax resume to (250)567-9270 HIRING ironworkers and welders immediately. Please email resume to:


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

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

Real Estate Acreage for Sale 235 Acres for sale, only 10 minutes from Vanderhoof. Great building site at 10 acre pond, fenced, 45 acres cleared. $248,000. obo (250)567-3193

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RV Sites AVORADO RESORT. Beautiful waterfront RV Resort. New Sites For Sale ($63,900). All season, full amenities, clubhouse & beach access. Co-op Resort w/Lifetime Ownership! Call 250-228-3586.

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RIVERS EDGE APARTMENTS Quiet, 1 bdrm units Ideal for Seniors Level Entrances Security Lighting Walking distance Downtown Paved Parking Includes fridge & stove Starting at $450/mth. (250)570-9161 or



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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

Merchandise for Sale

Farm Equipment JD 936 disc mower, impeller conditioner, shed stored, not used in 5 yrs, reason-not enough power to run it, takes 110hp to run, immaculate condition, $11,000.00 Ph# 250 698-7348 Burns Lake

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

Reporting to the Mill Maintenance Supervisor and working closely with other tradesmen and the operating department, the successful applicant will be responsible for maintenance work in the mill, crusher and other areas of the mine. Duties will include planned and preventative maintenance on the SAG mill, ball mills, crusher, conveyor belts, pumps and other equipment. The successful candidate must possess a journeyman’s trade qualiďŹ cation and have a minimum of ďŹ ve years experience in an industrial environment. Preference will be given to applicants with mining experience and individuals who are also licensed or experienced in welding. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential for this position. Huckleberry Mines is a remote mine where its employees live in a camp environment on their days of work. The Millwright position works a 7 x 7 schedule (7 days in, 7 days out). While at the mine site all meals and accommodations are provided free of charge to employees. Transportation is provided from Houston. Huckleberry Mines Ltd. offers a competitive salary and a full range of beneďŹ ts including medical, life, disability income and RRSP savings plan. We thank all applicants for their interest in Huckleberry Mines Ltd., but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

FOR SALE BY OWNER River frontage – priced below assessed value. Three bedroom house, full, mostly ďŹ nished basement. Many upgrades, good overall condition. Phone 250.567.0639 or 250.567.4484

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Human Resources Department Huckleberry Mines Ltd. P.O. Box 3000, Houston, B.C. V0J 1Z0 Email:

1) 2200 meters of proposed walking trails / hiking trails The design and build document will be submitted to: Clinton Mauthe, Chief Administrative OfďŹ cer Village of Fraser Lake Phone 250-699-6257 Email:

Village of Fraser Lake Invitation to Design and Build

The Village of Fraser Lake is seeking qualiďŹ ed companies to submit a design built tender of certain civil work to the following: 1) Skatepark Design, Engineering & Construction

DISTRICT OF VANDERHOOF REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS Roadside Mowing Project: 2012-07 The District of Vanderhoof invites Quotations for: Roadside Mowing - Various Locations Quotation Documents will be available during normal business hours at:



Invitation to Design and Build

The Village of Fraser Lake is seeking qualiďŹ ed companies to submit a design built tender of certain civil work to the following:

On or before 2:00 pm local time July 23, 2012. Direct inquiries regarding the design and build please call Clinton Mauthe

BURRARD APARTMENTS. Two bdrm suites. No pets 250-567-9128

Huckleberry Mines Ltd. is a 19,000 TPD open pit copper molybdenum mine located 120 kilometers south of Houston in west central British Columbia. The mine has been in operation since in September 1997 and closure is planned for 2021. We are currently recruiting for the following position:

Village of Fraser Lake

The design and build document will be submitted to: Clinton Mauthe, Chief Administrative OfďŹ cer Village of Fraser Lake Phone 250-699-6257 Email:

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On or before 2:00 pm local time July 23, 2012. Direct inquiries regarding the design and build please call Clinton Mauthe

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:

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DISTRICT OF VANDERHOOF 160 Connaught Street Vanderhoof, B.C., V0J 3A0 Ph: (250) 567-4711 Fax: (250) 567-9169 This Request for Quotations is scheduled to close: Closing Time: Closing Date: Address:

2:00 pm local time Friday, July 13, 2012 OfďŹ ce of the District of Vanderhoof PO Box 900 Vanderhoof, B.C., V0J 3A0 Ph: (250) 567-4711 Fax: (250) 567-9169

Direct all inquiries regarding this Quotation call to: Attention:

Paul R. Carver Superintendent of Public Works

IMPORTANT NOTE: Quotations will only be accepted in sealed envelopes, with the project name and closing date/time clearly marked on the outside of the envelope. Quotations received after the closing date/time will be returned unopened to the Submitter. The District of Vanderhoof reserves the right to reject any and all Quotations. The lowest or any Quotation may not necessarily be accepted.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Omineca Express

Edible wedding favors make a fine choice

wedding guide

A token of appreciation for guests is requisite at wedding receptions. Wedding favors enable attendees to walk away from the event with a memento and also a small thank you for their participation and celebration of this momentous event. Bonbonnieres were once a popular wedding favor. A bonbonniere is a small, decorative box made of porcelain, crystal or gold. It is embellished with colorful and precious gems. Inside the box houses a sweet delicacy, often called a bonbon. In modern times, many couples are returning to the tradition of giving bonbonnieres or other edible favors as their wedding celebration thank-yous. Edible favors are often economical and guests tend to appreciate them. After all, guests have to find a nook in their homes in which to house an engraved ice cream scooper or yet another small statuette. Edible gifts can be as varied as a person desires. Candy-coated almonds are still popular, but many couples have expanded their choices and have created new trends in favors. For those couples seeking a unique edible favor for the wedding, here are some suggestions. * Cake or brownie pops: Food on a stick has long been a favorite of many, but the concept has been taken to new heights with the creation of cake pops. These are small balls of cake or brownie that are made from cake crumbs and frosting. The balls are covered in candy melts or chocolate and served on a stick. Chocolate artists can transform ordinary cake

pops into works of art with intricate piping designs summer weddings. on the hard, outer shell. Clear cello bags and decoWedding favors have been a part of wedding cerrative ribbon may be all that’s necessary for a clas- emonies for centuries. Edible gifts are thoughtful sic wrapping. and flavorful mementos of the wedding day. * Cookies: Pastry arts continue to be popular favors for any occasion. Many bakeries offer intricately designed and decorated cookies that can pertain to any theme. Think about a wedding couple or a set of rings as the cookie of choice for a wedding favor. Most cookies last 2 to 3 weeks, so they can be purchased in advance. * Petit fours: These bite-sized pastries lend themselves well to wedding favors. They can easily be paired and put in small boxes as take-home treats. Some bakeries create petit fours on demand. If not, petit fours can be purchased through online vendors.

* Seasonal treats: If a wedding coincides with a particular season or holiday, favors can be coordinated as well. Think caramel-covered apples for fall parties, chocolate bunnies for spring events, spiced cake bars for the winter holidays or lemon tarts for

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July 04, 2012 edition of the Vanderhoof Omineca Express