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Volume 92 - No. 28

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Pinnacle Pellet’s air quality questioned again Air quality issues discussed at Regional District of Bulkley Nechako REBECCA BILLARD Air quality issues are still plaguing Pinnacle Pellet's Burns Lake plant more than a year after start up. The plant's emissions were recently discussed by the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako (RDBN) board members during a presentation on air quality by Ben Weinstein, air quality meteorologist for the Ministry of Environment and Bulkley Valley Airshed Management Society member. Tom Greenaway, RDBN's director of area C, Fort St. James rural, asked Weinstein for an update on Pinnacle Pellet's commission process. "Pinnacle Pellet's air quality is terrible ... when is this going to be fixed up?" Greenaway asked. Weinstein said Pinnacle Pellet has been having issues, which has resulted in reduced air quality. "They have struggled for a year with start up issues and new dryers they had installed were not working and were gumming up the process with tar," he said. As reported in the Lakes District News edition of April 4, 2012, Lorne Davies, Pinnacle Pellet's corporate safety and environmental officer said the commissioning process had taken a lot longer than expected. He said the company was pioneering the use of new technology at the plant and had run into issues that are being corrected. Davies explained that during 2009-2010 the Ministry of Environment imposed new regulations to increase emission controls for new plants. He said because of this, Pinnacle Pellet's Burns Lake plant, which to his understanding is the first pellet plant to come online in Northern B.C. after the new regulations, installed a high efficiency cyclone system, in More on page 5 ...

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Thick plumes of blue smoke has been billowing from Pinnacle Pellet’s Burns Lake plant. The issue was discussed by the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako board last week where Ben Weinstein, Ministry of Environment meteorologist said there has been very high PM emissions coming from the plant.

Still no word from Comfor Management board President Beach says he cannot elaborate on why the two employees were released REBECCA BILLARD There is still no information coming forward from the Comfor Management Services Ltd. (CMSL) board of directors following the events of two weeks ago. As reported in the Lakes District News edition of June 27, 2012, two long term senior

employees were released from the company to make way for company restructuring. Lakes District News later learned the employees released were Michael Riis-Christianson, CMSL's executive assistant and Burns Lake Community Forest general manager Dawn Stronstad. The Burns Lake RCMP were called to the CMSL office for an employee disturbance on

June 21, 2012, however no further explanation has been provided by the board about the incident. A scheduled CMSL board meeting was closed to the public following the incident and CMSL president Quentin Beach said he is unsure of when the next public meeting will be. Beach has said he cannot elaborate on why

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the two employees were released. He also said local groups and societies that CMSL was helping out with in-kind donations and by keeping their financials in order are okay for the interim. According to Beach, Burns Lake Tragedy Fund Society, Lakes Outdoor Recreation Society [LORS] and the Lakes District Film More on page 5 ...

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In 1974, the First Nations of Burns Lake, the Burns Lake community at large and the provincial government came together to build a modern sawmill in Burns Lake. Babine Forest Products was the realization of that vision. It was spearheaded by George Brown—a charismatic courtworker who visualized a mill that would boost jobs and local pride, particularly among the First Nations peoples of Burns Lake.

We can do it again! 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. Sign the petition being distributed around town or contact MLA John Rustad (, MLA Adrian Dix ( and Premier Christy Clark (premier@gov.bc.cca), urging them to back the timber supply necessary to rebuild the Babine Forest est Products Sawmill. Rebuilding our mill is central to ensuring a strong, diverse local economy and a healthy and thriving community.

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Nuggets from Barlee’s gold pan

LAST WEEK’S QUESTION: Does the board of Comfor Management Services Ltd. owe the community an explanation?


Smoke and mirrors After hearing so many concerns from locals, the Ministry of Environment have finally admitted that the emissions from Pinnacle Pellet’s Burns Lake plant are

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not up to par. Lakes District News has asked the Ministry of Environment on numerous occasions about the issue, only to be told that the emissions consisted mostly of water vapour so not to be concerned, and said that Pinnacle Pellet is working on the issue. While it is correct that Pinnacle Pellet is working to correct the problem, it appears that the plant’s emissions are more than just water vapour. This is something that local residents have been saying for quite some time, and it seems that their complaints have been legitimate after all. The emissions issue was brought forward at the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako recently by Tom Greenaway, director of Fraser Lake rural and the board of directors. Ben Weinstein, a meteorologist at the Ministry of Environment, and a representative of the Bulkley Valley Airshed Management Society agreed that there is a problem with high particulate matter in the emissions. It certainly was nice to hear a direct



and honest explanation of what is happening. It has been over a year now since Pinnacle Pellet’s Burns Lake plant has been up and running, and from all accounts, the new dyer technology is creating the problems. The company’s environmental stewardship appears to have gone out the window, at least during the very long commissioning phase. The Ministry of Environment say they are keeping tabs on the situation, but how are they doing that? Is simply knowing there is high particulate emissions from the plant enough? There always seems to be loop holes for big business to slip though. What happened to regulations to prevent particulate matter being dispersed into the air, and why has Pinnacle Pellet been allowed to continue to operate under these circumstances? Once emissions, smoke or dust rolls into the valley it seems to linger and cause air quality issues for an extended period of time. By no means do we want Pinnacle Pellet to shut down, and yes, industry does create emissions, that’s not the issue. There are standards that have been set, and for good reason and everyone should have to abide by them. It’s been over a year now. Pinnacle Pellet creates employment and economic diversity for the local area, so let’s hope this issue is sorted out sooner, rather than later so that we all can have clean air.

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Shortly after word came of the death of B.C. historian and politician Bill Barlee, my wife searched through her seemingly endless trove of B.C. books and produced half a dozen of his original self-published quarterlies, known as Canada West magazine. The earliest one is Winter 1970, where the publisher’s note advises that subscription rates were increasing 20 cents per year to $2.95. Subscriptions were up to more than 1,600 and counter sales were increasing, but costs were also up and Barlee refused to accept either display advertising or U.S. subscriptions. The only colour pages in the issue are high-quality prints of four majestic paintings commissioned for the magazine. Irvine Adams’ scenes of sacred Aboriginal sites in the OkanaganSimilkameen include ‘The Gateway to Inkameep’ where Barlee remarks: “Today that stream which once teemed with red fish no longer surrenders its oncevalued harvest and the perimeter of the desert is gradually being eroded by man’s questionable progress.” With the typography of Old West wanted posters, Barlee provided tightly sourced accounts of B.C.’s legends. “Lost gold mine at Pitt Lake” analyzes and adds to earlier accounts that begin with an Aboriginal miner known as Slumach, who would periodically arrive in New Westminster to squander a small fortune in gold, then disappear up the remote tidal lake. Slumach was hanged for murder in 1891 and in the next 70 years, 11 more men would die trying to find his secret. A scientist as well as a storyteller, Barlee concluded that the area’s geology is wrong and the fabled gold-laden creek “probably does not exist.” A passion for prospecting runs through the magazines, and hints at Barlee’s aversion to treasureseeking Americans.

They overran B.C. in historic waves to take gold, and according to Nelson Star reporter Greg Nesteroff, Barlee believed they continued to loot Canadian heritage sites. Nesteroff was inspired by Barlee’s work, and traced his lonely mission to restore the ghost town of Sandon, “the mining capital of the Silvery Slocan.” Barlee bought a surviving block of buildings in an effort to make Sandon another Barkerville, but heavy snow collapsed them. As tourism minister, Barlee found money to build replicas, and construction began on three. But Barlee lost his Penticton seat to Bill Barisoff in the 1996 election, and today only half-built shells remain. “He was still selling Sandon’s restoration as an economic saviour for the region when he ran for federal office in 2000,” Nesteroff writes, “But by then he was ridiculed for it, and finished a distant second.” Barlee’s 1972 Canada West profile of the boomtown of Hedley would resonate in his career as an NDP MLA and cabinet minister in the 1990s. Hedley’s Nickel Plate and Mascot mines produced fortunes in gold, silver and copper before they played out, and Barlee led the fight to preserve their history. Today you can tour the Mascot mine, a proud historical site with a spectacular climb up the rock face that serves as the Grouse Grind of the B.C. desert. I first discovered Barlee as a reporter at the Kelowna Capital News in the early 1980s, when he did a weekly history show on CHBC television called Gold Trails and Ghost Towns. A bare-bones studio affair with tales and artifacts displayed for host Mike Roberts, the show lasted a decade. Barlee didn’t lack courage, quitting a teaching career in Trail and Penticton in 1969 to start his magazine. On subscription fees and a few classified ads, he built a life’s work that allowed him to walk the boardwalks of history and the halls of power. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and

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Pinnacle Pellet’s emissions tested quarterly From page 1 ... addition to micro mist wet scrubbers. He said because the technology is new and has never been used behind a rotary wood dying system in a pellet plant before, there has been a number of issues. He pointed out that the issues have more to do with operational efficiency than just emission problems however he said, that once the new technology is running properly the plant’s emissions will be substantially lower. “The system is not running efficiently and plugs up, which shuts the plant down,” Davies said. Weinstein said to the RDBN board that the Ministry of Environment had received a lot of complaints from the public. “I put a hand held reader in the yard of a complainant who lived about eight kilometres away from the plant and this detected very high PM emissions ....

the Ministry of Environment were close to shutting down their night shift, but fortunately Pinnacle Pellet tweaked their process and since the beginning of this month there has been improved air quality,” he said. Suntanu Dalal, from Ministry of Environment communications said, “Ben Weinstein’s conversation with the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako board was in reference to Pinnacle Pellet’s airborne emissions in May, prior to the first of two planned upgrades to the emissions control system. His statements referencing this period are accurate.” Dalal said that once the first upgrade to Pinnacle Pellet’s system occurred in early June 2012, airborne emissions at the monitoring site adjacent to the pellet plant were markedly improved. “We expect further improvements of both airborne emissions and local air quality after the second upgrade

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Ben Weinstein (L) said to the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako board that he has detected high PM emissions from a testing site, eight kilometres from the plant. scheduled for late July,” ity and emissions since a process, but emissions pendent agency comes gust will show improved he said. recent upgrades to the have been substantially to the plant to test emis- results. There has been Davies said to Lakes plant and further up- reduced,” he said. sions on a quarterly ba- a marked improvement District News that there grades will be happenAccording to Davies sis. since May and we are has been a huge im- ing in July and August. both the Ministry of En“We are hoping that hoping for more improvement in air qual“We are still following vironment and an inde- further sampling in Au- provements.”

No Comfor public meetings scheduled From page 1 ... Society representatives have all indicated that they are fine for the time being. Beach said the Lakes District Film Society doesn’t require any in-kind help from CMSL, because Riis-Christianson, who is a society member is taking care of the issue of his own accord.

“Dawn [Stronstad] is a member of LORS so she was helping them of her own accord,” Beach said. Lakes District News asked Beach what is happening with the in-kind donation of Stronstad’s time that had been promised by the board to LORS earlier this year? “I am not 100 per cent sure. These little commitments are something that will have

to be further addressed by the board,” he said. “I realize you are trying to sell papers, but you have to be careful not to lump the old board in with the new board. We are not the ones who bought Sheraton or lost money,” he added. He said the board will issue a press release this week to clear up public questions.

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Aggressive harvesting has been going on for 50 years

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Editor: You don’t have to imagine what landscapes will look like after salvage harvesting has occurred. Aggressive harvesting has been going on in many areas of the Lakes District for the past 50 years. You can drive, ride your bike or horse, run or walk to almost any height of land and witness it for yourself. However, unlike Judy Stratton’s futuristic forest and flood Armageddon landscape you may not even notice that clear cut harvesting had

at one time occurred … although now with all the dead pine surrounding the old cut blocks they are easier to see as they are generally the only spaces that are green. And what is our alternative to aggressive harvesting of dead pine? I would guess fire storms, deforestation for agriculture, pipelines and a mass exodus of the majority of our human population. In my 25 plus years of forest contracting and basically living on clear cuts, I have grown to view them as vibrant

forest landscapes that critters like mule deer use as new habitats and corridors more than they use the adjacent mature stands. Human harvesting of the forest is much like wildfire except in my opinion better as we tie up the carbon and prevent it from becoming a greenhouse gas by building our homes and shelters out of a renewable resource. By exporting lumber and raw logs around the world we can reduce the use and depletion of other non renewable resources. Since the time

of the implementation of the forest practices code our water sheds have been carefully considered and monitored before and after harvesting and are always left intact with buffers of trees that act as wildlife shelter, something a wildfire would not discern. Generally, the riparian corridors are heavier to spruce and aspen anyway and those species are not being targeted by the uplifts in annual allowable cut to facilitate the harvest of the more pure pine stands. If the dead pines rep-

resent a 62 per cent increase to flooding then it would be far more effective in reducing the flood risk by careful well planned aggressive harvesting followed by prompt aggressive silviculture to ensure immediate green up. The real threat to our watersheds is fire storms like we saw with the Binta fire and projects like the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Dead tree huggers and arm chair environmentalists have become a great asset to big oil company’s as blind protectionism of the forest

diminishes human populations within the forest which in turn makes it easier for industries that are out of sync with our natural world to cross our landscapes without consequence or accountability. Let’s live in the forest and adapt our lives, industries and economics to be in harmony with its natural cycles. It looks like a great Huckleberry crop forming on some big Comfor clear cuts and for a fee, I can provide a map to their location. Sincerely, Chris Paulson

Curb bulbs are highway obstructions They don’t deserve to Editor: Regarding the narrowing of Hwy. 16 in phase one of the village’s downtown revitalization. The proposed Hwy. 16 curb bulbs are just plain highway obstructions. If the plan goes forward to put road obstructions on Hwy. 16, it will be known in the future as the Burns Lake deactivation plan. Hwy. 16 isn't a side street, but is the main highway of Northern B.C.

To make it narrow in Burns Lake with the loss of parking and adding obstructions to maneuver around certainly is not good use of this section of highway. How about a new intersection from Francois Lake Drive to Gilligan Drive East end? Also a new intersection from Francois Lake Drive behind A&W to the shopping area. H.W. Bohmer

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Editor: In light of all the recent activity at Comfor Management Services Ltd. (CMSL), I find it ironic that they use words like teamwork and transparency in their advertisement for a new general manager. It doesn't seem to be a practice of the current board in dealing with their staff. I have worked in a parallel ca-

reer to Dawn Stronstad for over 25 years and she has always conducted herself with honesty and integrity, like a true professional. Both she and Michael Riis-Christianson have been with CMSL almost since its inception and neither deserves to be treated in this way. Thank you, Alison Patch, RPF

Loopholes plugged and changes to alcohol laws in B.C. TOM FLETCHER 1928 wine law has sour taste The federal government is moving to modernize its alcohol transportation rules, amending a 1928 law that prevents people from buying wine across provincial borders. The House of Commons has unanimously supported a private members’ bill from Okanagan-Coquihalla MP Dan Albas that provides for a personal exemption from a law created during the Prohibition era to stop smuggling and tax evasion. The wine industry and B.C. politicians have argued that individuals should be able to buy or order a case of wine they enjoyed while on vacation. The bill still has to pass the Senate. Once the federal law is changed, B.C. and other provinces would need to establish a personal exemption to allow personal purchase and shipment of alcoholic

beverages across provincial borders. Loophole plugged for B.C. ‘gift’ cars The B.C. government is plugging a loophole that has prompted hundreds of people to claim they are giving away vehicles to friends or “acquaintances” rather than pay sales tax on the transaction. When it adopted the harmonized sales tax in 2010, the B.C. government increased its separate tax on private sales of cars, boats and other vehicles from seven per cent to 12. The federal goods and services tax doesn’t apply to private sales, and the B.C. government said it wanted to level the playing field between private sales and used cars purchased from dealers. The jump in the tax rate appears to have made a chronic tax evasion problem worse, as sales of even high-end cars have become popular to give away, at least on paper. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon said the

new provincial sales tax legislation specifies that vehicle gifts can only be given to a genuine relative or a registered charity. “Clearly we’ve had a situation in British Columbia where there has been an enormous effort underway for the public to avoid paying tax owing when they sell vehicles,” Falcon said. “Either you accept that explanation or you just believe that people have become extraordinarily generous in British Columbia in giving away their high end vehicles, including Mercedes, Porsches and BMWs, to individuals who they are not acquainted with but they are describing as friends or best friends or acquaintances.” Falcon estimated the tax dodge has been costing the B.C. treasury ‘tens of millions’ each year. An effort to tighten up the gift process last year by replacing a letter declaring the vehicle is a gift with a detailed

form for buyers and sellers didn’t relieve the problem, he said. The B.C. sales tax on privately sold vehicles is called the “Tax on Designated Property,” and it applies to aircraft and boats as well as cars and trucks. Fines target bootleggers, alcohol servers New B.C. liquor regulations include a $575 fine for adults who buy alcohol for under-aged drinkers, or serve them in restaurants and pubs. The fines apply to serving staff who fail to check identification, in addition to penalties already in place for licensed establishments that serve under-aged drinkers. Those penalties range from fines of $7,500 to $10,000 or a licence suspension of 10 to 15 days. Parents and guardians who provide booze to their under-19 children are exempt from the tickets. “These changes give police and liquor inspectors another tool to

make it harder for minors to get alcohol,” said Rich Coleman, minister responsible for liquor and gambling policy. The new tickets are part of an effort by the B.C. government to streamline the court system, after imposing new administrative penalties for impaired driving. For supplying alcohol to minors, police previously handed out court appearance notices. The new tickets can still be disputed in court, but the onus is on the person ticketed to dispute or pay it. B.C. Restaurant and Foodservices Association president Ian Tostenson said the organization supports the new penalties. B.C. drivers tested for alcohol, drugs Roadside surveys are set to begin around B.C. to continue a research project that tests for marijuana, cocaine and other drugs as well as alcohol use by drivers. The B.C. government is spending up to $250,000 for the sev-

enth survey of its kind in the province, part of a national program run by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. Previous surveys have shown that in random samples, about 10 per cent of drivers test positive for alcohol and seven to eight per cent have a detectable level of drugs in their systems. This year’s survey is being done in the same communities as the last one in 2010: Vancouver, Saanich, Abbotsford, Prince George and Kelowna. The roadside surveys are supervised by police and use hand-held breathalyzers, but they are for information only and won’t result in charges or suspensions. Drivers are asked to voluntarily and confidentially answer questions, provide a breath sample and also a saliva sample using a plastic stick with an absorbent pad on the end. Saliva samples are sent for lab analysis to detect marijuana, cocaine, heroin and other

opiates, amphetamines and common sedatives. The test doesn’t determine if the driver was impaired by drugs, but only if there is a level detectable by the lab test. Ottawa passed legislation in 2008 to give police authority to demand physical sobriety tests and collect blood, urine or saliva samples for drug testing, but no roadside test or legal limits currently exist for drug impairment. The surveys found that while alcohol use increases at night and on weekends, drug use is more consistently found. The surveys were extended to Prince George for the first time in 2010, and the survey company found drivers more likely to agree to the samples than those in the Lower Mainland. Of the 2,480 vehicles selected for testing in 2010, 86 per cent of drivers provided a breath sample and 71 per cent agreed to give a sample of oral fluid.

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HAPPY 95 BIRTHDAY BILL Long time local resident Bill Gilgan celebrated his 95 birthday with friends and family at the Pines last weekend. Gilgan has lived in the local area for 94 years, moving to the area at just one year old. He grew up at Tchesinkut Lake. Gilgan was also one of the first people to graduate from the Lakes District Secondary School. He was mayor of the Village of Burns Lake for 23 years, and has eight children.

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Businesses not asked for downtown input Local businesses owners fear councils plans will negatively impact their businesses REBECCA BILLARD Local business owners along Hwy. 16 say they are being left in the cold when it comes to any planning or decision making for the Village of Burns Lake's proposed phase one downtown revitalization project. The issue stems from council's decision to forge ahead with the phase one plans to take advantage of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure repaving of Hwy. 16 in the downtown core this summer. As reported in the Lakes District News edition of July 4, 2012, local business owner Wayne Brown and building owner Wilf Dueck also addressed council about the issue, saying that proposed curb bulbs at the intersection of Third Ave. and Hwy. 16 will decrease customer parking and cause difficulties with deliveries to the businesses in the area. Brown said to Lakes District News that he

was never approached by council or village staff about the proposed upgrades, until the Lakes District News edition of June 20, 2012, reported council's plans to forge ahead with the phase one plans, despite his plea to council for some changes. "Following this, Councillor Frank Varga did come and see me and he spent about two hours with me and Wilf Dueck explaining the issues, but he said it is almost too late to change the plans," Brown said. Brown said he is not just concerned about the parking issues that the curb bulbs will create in the downtown core, but he is also concerned about safety. "I was outside my shop this morning and two semi trucks passed each other. They had to come over close to the curb so that they didn't hit each other ... there is already issues with this highway, so adding curb bulbs to the mix will just create a disaster and create safety issues," Brown said. He said he first heard about the phase one plans by reading the Lakes District News and said he was not invited to be part of the village's downtown revitalization committee that is comprised of local businesses owners who have been providing input into the plans. Laura Rayfield, owner of Blue Zone Clothing and Gifts, in the downtown core said she has not been approached by council or any com-

mittee members about the plans. "I had heard about the village's plans quite some time ago, but I didn't know what they looked like or when they were going ahead, so I phoned the village and asked them to send me some information," she said. Rayfield said she can see numerous problems with the plans, including issues with traffic congestion, safety issues with semi trucks,

customer difficulties with proposed parallel parking spaces in front of her store and issues with snow plowing. "I wonder how semi trucks are going to cope ... there is no room for these trucks as it is, without adding more obstacles." She said she observes people already having difficulties with parallel parking along Hwy. 16 when parking spaces are limited. "When there




is no other option but to parallel park, people may just continue on." Rayfield is also concerned about the effect the phase one plans will have on her elderly and handicapped customers. "I have a lot of elderly customers and they won't want to park too far away, especially in the winter when it is icy." She said she fully More on page 8 ...


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Businesses in the downtown core are concerned that the proposed phase one curb bulbs will create parking issues for customers and create safety issues for large vehicle traffic, as well as snow plowing difficulties during winter. From page 7 ... supports the village fixing up the area and improving the look of the town, but not at the cost of her business. “Has the village asked elderly people what they think of the plans? Or gone around to local businesses? No one has approached me and it doesn’t take much time to go door to door.” She also expressed concerns about the proposed trees that would be planted in curb bulbs in the downtown area. She said vehicle traffic already has enough hazards to contend with on the highway, so seeing the signs for her store is already a challenge, but by adding trees to the mix, she fears that passersby won’t know her shop, or the other five businesses along that stretch of road, are there behind the trees. “Why don’t they fix up Government Street instead? So much could be done and no businesses would be impacted,” she added. Helen Finch, owner of Redfern’s Coffee House said she has also not been approached by councillors or the committee. “I find this strange because the plans will negatively effect my businesses,” she said. She and her husband own the land, the business and the building and wonder why they have not been asked for any input into the plans. “We get deliveries four times a week to the store and the trucks can’t park on Third Ave. because it’s too steep. They have to park in front of the store on

Hwy. 16. With curb bulbs, they won’t be able to do that so I don’t know how else they will be able to deliver to us. This is heavy loads we are talking about too,” she said. She is also concerned that customers traveling into Burns Lake from the West, who usually park outside the Beacon Theatre and laundromat will just pass by without stopping, if curb bulbs are placed at that intersection. “I don’t know why council doesn’t just swallow their pride and talk to everyone about this. They need to show some respect for the people that bring tax dollars into the municipality. I think it is horrible that they are doing this .... most of the members of council have lived here long enough ... they know better,” she said. As reported in the Lakes District News edition of June 20, 2012, Councillor Frank Varga said, “ .... All delivery vehicles have trolleys. In Vancouver storefront proprietors don’t expect to be able to unload and load directly in front of their business. Not many have that option.” Finch said she has invested over eight years of her life into the store and if the village proceeds without any changes the business will be forced to close. “I will have to put up a piece of plywood on the window that says closed due to village beautification ...… I will have no other choice.” As reported in the Lakes District News edition of June 20, 2012, Mayor Luke Strimbold

said, “You [council] are moving very fast with this decision. I think we have to consider the long term effects that this could have on businesses. If there is no option to get in and unload ... I want to caution you that some valid points have been brought up.” Michael Riis-Christianson from the Lakes District Theatre Society agreed with Mayor Strimbold. “Although I believe we support downtown revitalization in principle, we feel council is moving too fast with these proposed changes and hasn’t put a lot of thought into the impact these changes, particularly those along Hwy. 16, will have on businesses. The theatre suffers from a shortage of parking already, in fact, the entire downtown core does and our board sees the proposed changes along Hwy. 16 as only exacerbating that problem. We also require loading and unloading space and the changes will pretty much do away with what little we have now. Consequently, we don’t see the proposed changes along Hwy. 16 as particularly beneficial to the Beacon Theatre. In fact, we see them as an impediment to business,” he said. “I think the best way to beautify Burns Lake is to attract new businesses that will invest in our community, particularly in the downtown core. Empty store fronts are not attractive and speak volumes about the ability of this municipality to attract, or even retain businesses in our community. I believe

Mayor Luke Strimbold has noted publicly that the municipality is moving pretty fast on these changes and I think council should listen to him and slow down. Let’s do this right the first time,” he said. Rick Martin, village director of public works said, “The curb bulbs will require a change in the way we plow Hwy.16, but we believe that with different methodology and perhaps additional attachments on existing equipment the public works crew can adapt. We will have better information after the first season,” he said. Carl Lutz, district manager for the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure said the ministry is working with the village. He said ministry designers and traffic engineers are conformable with the plans and said they comply with all ministry regulations. “It is the standard to have 12 feet for each lane ... the village’s designs are allowing for almost 15 feet in each lane, including the curb bulbs. The upgrades will improve safety and the new paving plans will improve ridability so I don’t think there will be any issues for semi trucks.” Lutz said the ministry did look at parking issues in the downtown core. “It’s a give and take situation and we found compromises for parking where we could. The ministry is excited about this. It will be great for Burns Lake and great for the Hwy.16 corridor.” Plans for a proposed roundabout at the in-

tersection of Third Ave. and Government St. have also come under public scrutiny. The roundabout is planned to be directly in front of the Burns Lake Fire and Rescue Department’s fire hall. Fire chief Jim McBride said fire trucks exiting the fire hall will be expected to follow the traffic pattern when exiting the fire hall. “We will have to exit the fire hall circling the roundabout and go up Third Avenue,” McBride said. McBride said he is not sure if there will be any issues backing the fire trucks into the hall as he has not seen any detailed plans laying out the distances between the roundabout and the fire hall’s driveway. “The conceptual plans that I have seen led me to believe it will not restrict our movement as far as backing up the trucks,” he added. The roundabout is planned for the third and final phase of the village’s plans.

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Moly price drop effects Endako Mine Summer students and temporary employees laid off REBECCA BILLARD Just one month after Thompson Creek Metals celebrated the commissioning of their new mill expansion at the Endako Mine, 29 temporary employees and 28 summer students have been laid off due to falling molybdenum prices. According to Jocelyn Fraser, director of corporate responsibility for Thompson Creek Metals, Endako Mine won't be in a position to bring any students back for work this summer. "We try to hire summer students each year and we will definitely hope to do

that again next summer," she said. Most of the temporary workers that were laid off had been brought in to help prepare the new mill at the mine for commissioning. "The mill is now up and running," Fraser said. "We were sorry to have to let some of our temporary employees at Endako Mine go. They were a good group and although they were only with us a short time, we appreciate the work they did." She said there are a number of factors impacting the company right now including falling molybdenum prices, which are down from US $17 from June 2011, to U.S. $13 in June 2012, a 25 per cent reduction in demand from China, the world’s largest molybdenum user and the continued uncertainty in the global economy. "Each of these factors is outside of our control and drives a need to care-

fully consider costs. Mining tends to be a cyclical industry and the company is optimistic that the current downturn will be short lived." Following the Babine Forest Products tragedy, Endako Mine hired 38 temporary employees on a contract basis. The original contract was to go until April 30, but was extended until June 30, 2012. From the 38 employees, 11 were hired full time, eight are still working under a contract basis until Aug. 31, 2012 and of the eight, six have been approved for full time employment. Three have found permanent employment elsewhere and 16 have completed their contract and finished work on June 30, 2012. According to Fraser, there is 400 permanent employees currently working at Endako Mine.

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REBECCA BILLARD On June 23, 2012, Kim Sebastian began a 260 kilometre 'Relay of Hope' walk to help raise public awareness of the search for Perry Sebastian Jr., her cousin who has been reported missing since Dec. 26, 2011. Kim's walk started at the Nee Tahi Buhn reserve on Southside of Francois Lake and ended at the Hagwilget Village in Hazelton, the same journey that Perry was thought to be taking, but by hitchhiking, six months ago. "It took six days to walk the 260 kilometres. We placed a set of Perry's clothes in his back pack and people took turns walking his back pack home, to me,

this walk meant guiding Perry home," Kim said. Thanks to determined supporters, the walk started each morning and ended late each day and Kim credits Herb Charlie and Elsie Tom of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation for taking part in the walk each day. According to Kim, the 'Relay of Hope' started with a few people and ended with many. "It was an amazing feeling, seeing numerous supporters as we entered New Hazelton," she said. A $1000 donation was made by the House of Spookw at the end of the walk, which has increased the reward for information leading to the location of Perry to $7000. Hagwilget Village coun-

cil is also contributing $6000 to the reward funds. Donations also help the family pay for the 'Perry Sebastian missing' road signs that have been erected along the highway from Prince Rupert to Vancouver. Stickers and posters have also been distributed. There has been a lot of tips and rumours about Perry's whereabouts, but so far none of them have resulted in locating him. "This disappearance is out of character for Perry ... he was always pretty good at texting us letting us where he is, or updating his Facebook page. He had his cell phone with him ... we have not been able to contact him and there hasn't been any activity More on page 10...

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The group took turns in carrying a backpack full of Perry Sebastian Jr.’s clothing on the 260 kilometre journey, to symbolize carrying him home to Hagwilget Village. Road to get to the ferry that morning. “We are hoping that someone will remember seeing him ... he could have taken Hamre Road, but that road was snowed in at that time, so it is unlikely that he would have done that. I don’t know how familiar he was with the area, so I don’t think he would have taken any off the track routes .... things just are not adding up,” Kim said. “I don’t feel that enough is being done ... the family has been doing a lot of the searching on our own, but it is a big area to cover. We want to guide him home, wherever he may be ... we don’t know .... If any one has information we ask them to come forward, or if Perry reads this, please come home,” Kim added. Perry Sebastian is a First Nations male, 6’2” tall and weighs 180 pounds. He has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes and was last reported to be wearing a black baseball cap, a black vest and black

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PHASE ONE WORK Resurfacing work around man holes on Hwy. 16 in the downtown core is underway in preparation for Ministry of Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n and Infrastructure resurfacing work that is scheduled to be completed as part of the village’s downtown revitalization phase one plans this summer. The ministry will be issuing the contract for the resurfacing work in the next few weeks. Rebecca Billard photo

Change of board for Burns Lake Medical Clinic Society South African doctor’s arrival postponed REBECCA BILLARD The Burns Lake Medical Clinic Society has postponed the arrival of a South African doctor until they get the financing in place for their proposed not for profit medical clinic. According to Paula Van Tine, society board member, Dr. Roland Englebrecht and his wife are still signed on to come to Burns Lake and are prepared to wait until the plans for the clinic are finalized. The doctor was scheduled to arrive in Burns Lake during August 2012, the month the society had originally planned to have the clinic opened by. "We don't have an arrival date set for him at the moment, as we don't have a clinic yet," Van Tine said. She said Dr. Englebrecht is still looking forward to coming to Burns Lake. "He knows about small communities because his family moved to a small community when he was a child," she said, adding that he is currently working in Swellendam, South Africa, a town of 28,072 people. He will continue working there until the not for profit clinic is ready to open. She said he has emergency room training and has met all of Northern Health's trauma and emergency room training requirements. "We have been working with Dr. Susan MacDonald and Michael MacMillan from Northern Health during recruitment and there is also immigration involved too," she said. The society is still in the process of finding start up funds for the clinic and is in the process of looking for a location. "We are looking at several in town sites. There is strict requirements from both Northern Health and WorkSafe B.C. about air exchanges and heating so we are looking for infrastructure with a relatively new heating and cooling system, but we are

definitely looking for a lease, we are not looking to build anything." Van Tine said the society is currently working with Community Futures Nadina on a business plan and she said they hope to have the business plans ready by mid August 2012 so they can search for further funding opportunities. "We are looking at an amount of around $120,000 to open the clinic ... we have been told by Community Futures Nadina that we have a good business model and we truly believe that we are filling a gap in service," she said. According to Van Tine, Northern Health suggests six full time equivalent doctors should be working in Burns Lake at a minimum. "We will be providing another place for people to go and see a doctor. A choice for people. We will also be providing an opportunity for people to find a family doctor if they don't already have one." Van Tine said that Flintstone Mining Division recently provided the society with a $5000 donation and one of the society's directors also donated $500. "Wayne Svehla has been the chief fundraiser," Van Tine added. To date the society has $30,500 sitting in trust towards start up costs. "Nechako Kitimaat Development Fund Society said they are willing to take a second look at the project so we will possibly be looking at a matching grant from them and we are open to taking out a loan to fund start up costs ... I think it is quite possible that this is the way we will have to go." Van Tine said the society also plan to hold an annual general meeting in the coming months, which will be open to the public. She said there is approximately 200 local residents that have paid $20 to sign up to be members of the Burns Lake Medical Clinic Society. "The board will be asking for direction from them," she added. Van Tine said the funds raised through membership were used to pay directors liability insurance fees, purchase green 'membership drive buttons' and will be

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REBECCA BILLARD The weekend's sunny skies were clouded by a thick smoke haze which rolled into B.C. from Siberia and Eastern Asia last week. According to Steve Saklyama from the Ministry of Environment, the smoke blanketing the Northern Interior region has rolled across the Pacific and is hovering around parts of B.C. The smoke haze is expected to linger for a week. The Ministry of Environment say an inversion has trapped the smoke in the valley, causing a thick haze. An inversion is caused when a layer of warm air overlays a layer of cooler air, trapping smoke and dust in the airshed. The Ministry of Environment say the smoke haze in the Lakes District area is not attributed to wildfires currently burning in Colorado. “Usually we would not see smoke from this far away,” Saklyama said. An air quality advisory has now been issued for the area, as readings of PM 2.5 have been recorded, which exceeds air quality guidelines.



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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

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Day celebration; fun for all Spirit Square was a hive of activity as locals gathered to celebrate the Canada Day festivities. As well as cake, there was a children’s parade, entertainment and water sports including village canoe rentals on Burns Lake. The weather was great and everyone enjoyed the afternoon’s activities.

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Bursaries in memory of Babine Forest Product workers

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The 69th Annual Lakes District

Fall Fair & Music Festival September 7th, 8th & 9th, 2012

Saturday, September 8th: Pancake Breakfast Exhibit Hall opens Children’s Festival Family Dance “It’s A Family A-Fair”

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(L-R) Lucy Campbell, Jason Varghese, Violet and Ben Charlie. (Second picture) Leslie Robinson Kyle Luggi and Nicole Ogen. The bursaries were pre- and split the donations in funds for the education of the REBECCA BILLARD sented to two Lakes District into four; the Robert Luggi Charlie and Luggi families Burns Lake Native De- Secondary School graduates Memorial Bursary, the Carl allowing funds to be equally Charlie Memorial Bursary split between the two and put velopment Corporation for the first time this year. Kyle Luggi was awarded and Registered Education into an RESP. (BLNDC) has started bursaIf anyone would like to ries in the names of the late the Robert Luggi Memorial Savings Plans (RESP) for the donate to the bursaries or the Carl Charlie and Robert Lug- Bursary and Jason Varghese Luggi and Charlie families. BLNDC has set up a do- RESPs please call Barb Tom gi, Babine Forest Products was awarded the Carl Charlie Memorial Bursary. nation account at the local at BLNDC at 250-692-3188, employees that sadly passed Burns Lake Native De- Royal Bank. or donations can be made at away in Jan. 20, 2012, in the The purpose of the soci- the Royal Bank, Burns Lake Babine Forest Products ex- velopment Corporation are continuing to raise funds ety is to collect and disperse branch. plosion and fire.

Congratulations Pamela for receiving your Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Accounting and Finance. We are so proud of you. Love, Mom & Dad

Wing & Prawn Night SPORTS AWARDS Village of Burns Lake mayor and council honoured local athletes with a certificate of congratulations during a recent council meeting. The Lakes District Secondary School snowboarding team and biathlete Emily Dickson, were both congratulated for their achievements. Rebecca Billard photos

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Come check out our family section and have dinner with the whole family!

Stop by our Cold Beer & Wine Store for hard alcohol at liquor store prices we have a large wine selection, some below liquor store prices! Bottle Delivery Service: Call Mulvaney’s Cold Beer & Wine Store & have your bottle delivered... 250-692-3622

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Lakes District News

Girls fastball game



R E N R O C C E R Upcoming Events: Outdoor PlaySpace Camp Youth will learn the fundamentals of running, jumping and throwing which is essential to any land based sports (Hockey, Basket Ball, Soccer, Rugby, Lacrosse, Figure Skating, Track and Field and more).

Xplore sportz

Burns Lake’s ‘Nine of Diamonds’ ladies fastball team defeated the Houston Spanx 15-9 last week during an evening home game. The game is leading up to a league finals tournament which will be held in Telkwa this month.

An Xplore Sportz kids camp will be held by the village from July 16 to 20. Contact the village for more information

Rebecca Billard photos


League finals

Skate sessions at the Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena are a popular choice for local skateboarders. The new skateboarding ramps purchased by the village offer several styles of ramps to ride on. Skate sessions are held on Fridays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nine of Diamonds Burns Lake ladies fastball team will play in the league finals in Telkwa on July 14 & 15.

Rebecca Billard photo

Participants will have the opportunity to develop their skills in a safe, fun, playful and positive atmosphere with trained camp instructors. This is an amazing camp where the youth can play, learn and develop skills enabling them to have an active lifestyle.

Outdoor PlaySpace Camp (Ages 10 to 13) Aug. 6th to Aug. 10th: 8:30 am to 4:00pm Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena Early Bird Registration (Before July 6th, 2012): $100 Regular Fee (After July 6th, 2012): $120

Outdoor PlaySpace Camp (Ages 6 to 9) Aug. 13th to Aug. 15th: 8:30 am to 4:00pm Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena Early Bird Registration (Before July 6th, 2012): $70 Regular Fee After July 6th: $90

CanoeKids Camp (Youth aged 8 to 14)

July 9th to 13th, 2012


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

Dragon boating Locals joined in for a Canada Day dragon boat ride on Burns Lake during the celebrations at Spirit Square recently.

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

FINAL PHASE (L-R) Kevin Derksen, Burns Lake Mountain Biking Club president accepted at $11,250 cheque from Dan Boudreau, Nechako Kitimaat Development Fund Society president for final phase of the Stearns Creek Canyon Trail. Submitted photo



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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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CANADIAN COUNTRY ROOTS G r a n i s l e entertainer Doris Munger provided some great musical entertainment at Spirit Square duringtheCanada Day festivities. M u n g e r drummed and sang traditional songs as well as some country favourites.

Rebecca Billard photo

Car dinner cruises

Grassy Plains Country & Bluegrass Festival

Five locals that own either classic, or sports cars made the trek to the Endako Pub for dinner recently as part of regularly scheduled dinner cruises. Top (L-R) the cars belong to locals Randy Rensby, Cory Goertzen, Chris Harms, Dave Hopper, and Jim Goertzen.

July 27, 28, & 29. Call 1-250220-6087 A host of great entertainers.

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Beer carts don’t need ICBC The B.C. government has changed regulations that required golf course beverage carts to be covered by an ICBC insurance policy. "Carrying double coverage for liability wasn't enhancing safety for golf course members and guests," said Douglas Ferne of the National Golf Course Owners Association. "In fact, it was just creating more work and cost for golf courses, with no real benefits." The change also relieves miniature cars such as those used in parades, as well as industrial utility vehicles that are only driven briefly to cross roads or get to a work site. The new regulations require owners to have private third-party liability insurance. In 2011 the B.C. government created similar exemptions for golf carts and mobile equipment such as personal lifts and powered wheelbarrows.

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How are your summer projects coming along? Almost finished? Enter your projects at the 69th Annual Fall Fair and you could be a 1st Place Exhibitor:

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Big Pig Gig Will be held at Spirit Square on Aug. 19 following the Big Pig mountain bike events.

Rose Lake benefits from NKDF funding The Rose Lake Community Club is approved for $8,354 for upgrades to the Rose Lake Community Hall. NKDF chair Rosanne Murray said, “With many worthy applications coming forward, our directors work very hard to make some difficult choices, always striving for the best decisions for each community, and for the investment area overall.” Colleen Nyce, Rio Tinto Alcan manager of corporate affairs and community relations, said, “Congratulations to the Rose Lake Community Hall initiative in their successful acquisition of NKDF monies this quarter. Rio Tinto Alcan is pleased that these funds are continually used in positive community enhancements and projects in the region.” NKDF was jointly established in

1997 with a combined contribution of $15 million by the government of B.C. and the former Alcan Inc., now Rio Tinto Alcan. The fund’s investment area includes lands impacted by the original Kemano project and focuses on those communities in the Ootsa, Lakes, Nechako and Haisla regions of the North. NKDF encourages applications from local governments and legally incorporated non-profit organizations. NKDF invests in projects that create sustainable employment, diversify the economy, and improve the basic infrastructure needed for community stability, quality of life and growth. For those interested in applying to NKDF for funds, the next proposal deadline is August 10, 2012

Saturday, September 8th: Children’s Festival!

Friday, September 7th: Fall Fair Idol Contest Look forward to the Musical Performances of Bryan Worrall & Lone Spur, Hillbilly Scrabble, Mike Robertson, Robert Ancheta & friends, Johnnie Paul & Shorta Cash & much more! plus the Family Dance with Tweedsmuir Fiddlers on Saturday, September 8th Overnight Camping available Weekend Pass ~ Family Rates

Watch for the Lakes District Fall Fair Exhibition Booklet coming out next week in the newspaper!

“It’s A Family A-Fair”

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


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Come join us for cake & coffee to celebrate

Mom & Dad’s 50th Anniversary Saturday, July 21st

BURNS LAKE ROTARY CLUB YOUTH CITIZEN Richard Vossen from the Burns Lake Rotary Club presented local youth Kaitlin Bysouth with the Burns Lake Rotary Club’s Youth Citizen of the year award during the Canada Day celebrations at Spirit Square. She was chosen for her involvement in the community including volunteering at the William Konkin Elementary School winter carnival, volunteering at the Trade Fair, the Pines and Heritage Manor. She has assisted with the Jack-Rabbits ski program as an assistant instructor and donates all her tip money she collects by working at Redfern’s Coffee House, to children in Peru. She also represented the youth of Burns Lake during the presentation to the special committee on timber supply. Rebecca Billard photo


Living Health Community Support Network meets every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Carrier Sekani Family Services office.

Lakes District Maintenance (LDM) have sponsored a student to work at the Lakes District Museum over the past 15 years. This year, Jenelle West will be working at the museum. She will be returning to study in Prince George for her third year, continuing in the Bachelor of Science nursing program, working towards becoming a registered nurse. (L-R) Steve Gailing LDM operations manager and West.

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Cloud and Karma are looking for a loving family to take them home. Both cats would be love a home they could go to together. Call Burns Lake Veterinary Clinic at 250-692-7476 for more info.

12:00 noon to 4:00pm at their house on Archie Drive, Decker Lake Lawrence & Helen Halgren

The family will honour

Elaine Anderson

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As I watch the news unfold in Syria, I am reminded of the Biblical prophets who wrote, “Woe to him who builds a town with blood, and establishes a city by iniquity … woe to the leaders who slay their own people and hold themselves not guilty.” Jesus said, “Those

who live by the sword die by the sword.” Added to the crime of the Syrian regime, is the crime of Russia, China and Iran, who are watching Syria’s back and have threatened deadly reprisals on any country that intervenes. Why such a vested interest in Syria? The Bible predicts a coalition of the Northern kingdoms which rise against Israel in a unprecedented display of military power. Why do I believe this? Because the prophets foretold in magnificent detail the empires that would dominate the Middle East until Christ returns. The book of Daniel alone foretold Babylon’s rise to power and their overthrow of As-

syria; the rise of the Medes and Persians and their overthrow of Babylon; the conquest of Alexander the Great over the Persians, his death, and the division of his empire to his four generals; the six wars between the Seleucids and Ptolemies; the treachery of Antiochus IV Epiphanes; Rome, and finally, the number of kingdoms up until the revival of the Ottoman Empire, which we are watching today. This is undeniable proof that God knows the end from the beginning, just as he has said. Prophecy is history prerecorded so you can check God out and trust him. Faith is not blind trust. That is stupidity.

Faith is intelligent convictions based upon accurate facts. Since the prophetic track record of the Bible is one hundred percent, we can confidently believe the rest of the Bible and place our faith in Jesus Christ, because it’s his kingdom that wins.

with a private ceremony at a later date. Thank you, The Anderson Family

The family of

Duane Scheel would like to announce that a celebration of his life will be held on August 3rd - 5th, 2012 in Longworth, BC. If interested in attending please call for directions David Scheel at 250-695-6901 A.S.A.P.

Thank you

We want to express our thanks and appreciation to all of you for the calls, food, cards, etc., but especially for all the prayers that have upheld us all these years! Our “thank you” to Drs. Annandale and Graetz for your compassion and care over the last weeks. And the nurses, what can we say? You were always there for us, treated us with care, respect and dignity. God bless and keep you all. With love from Anne Fehr and family

The Fruit Truck is back . . . we are now beside SEARS at the corner of Fulton & the Frontage Road. Rob and Lisa would like to thank Willy and the Smithers Lumber Family, Pete and Tina Vandergaag for help making our coming to Smithers possible.

Shop us in, Hazelton on Mondays, Houston on Tuesdays & Wednesdays Burns Lake on Thursday Smithers on Fridays & Saturdays


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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.



Farmer’s Market Every Saturday from 9:00am-3:00pm

Living Healthy Community Support Network meets every Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at 108 2nd Avenue (CSFS-ACYMH office). A chance to share, listen, and connect. This is a working group to help identify healthy activities, learning opportunities, and coordinate healthy activities; while supporting one another. For more info call Karl at 778-317-0665

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

Treasure Seekers (5 day club) is coming to your community this summer. July 30 - Aug. 3, 10am - 12pm & 2pm - 4pm. All children ages 5-12 are invited to attend this club sponsored by Island Gospel / Fellowship Church. Call Tracey (250) 692-3623 to register or to get more info. Admission is free and parents are welcome to attend. The Lakes District Office of the Canadian Cancer Society will be closed over the summer months July and August. 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 1-888-9393333. Tweedsmuir Cavaliers Saddle Club Annual Poker Ride. Sept. 15, Burns Lake. Mark your calendars more info to come!

Southside Health & Wellness Centre: July 2012: Chair Yoga every Tues. & Fri. 10-11am. Foot Care by appt. July 12, 19, and 26. More info call (250) 694-3270. Tweedsmuir Cavaliers Saddle Club Annual Gymkhana. July 21, TCSC Arena (Lower Grounds at Eagle Creek Fairgrounds in Burns

Lake). Registration at 9am, events at 10am. Events are: Keyhole, Polebending, Scurry, Scud A Ho, Barrels and Winner Takes All “TC Special”! Concession on site. Contact Brenda for more info 250-698-7720 or Will you be celebrating your 90th or 100th birthday this year? If so please contact Lakes District News - we would love to do a story on you and take your picture. To list your nonprofit coming events, please drop off your listings at the Lakes District News office by Friday 3:00 pm. (We regret we cannot take items over the phone). Listings as space permits. There is no guarantee any particular item will run on a specific date.

Church Directory Lakes District & Area OLD LANDMARKS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP At Muriel Mould Primary School

Island Gospel Fellowship Gerow Island, Highway 35

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Burns Lake Community Church


ALL ARE WELCOME Ministry led by lay leaders Phone 250-692-7202

Call Branislav 250-692-1812

Student Special includes snack box & medium drink

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Open 7 Days a Week 11:00am - 9:00pm Highway 16, Burns Lake • 250-692-3020 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:

Sunday 10:00AM

250-694-3329 (Church)

Contact: Roland & Lisa Cataford 250-692-9196

Competitive Prices and Contract Rates available

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

Pastor Ed Peters Phone: 250-692-7551

Sunday Worship 10:30am

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Sunday Service: 10:45 am

136 - 4th Avenue, Burns Lake

Complete Commercial/Residential/ Industrial Janitorial Service

IMMACULATACatholic Church

No service Sunday July 29 - we will be participating in the community for Worship Service at Radley Beach @ 10:30am.

Worship Service Sundays begins @ 10:30 am

SUNDAY, 10:30 AM ~Everyone Welcome ~

Return all your empty drink containers to a Return-It Depot and they’ll be recycled into other important products.

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

Call for location and time of Sunday’s meetings during the summer

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

Pastor John Neufeld - 250-692-7949



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

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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.


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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. Couple With Horses. Large Central BC Cattle Ranch seeks couple with horses to spend summer on range with cattle herd in the spectacular Chilcotin country. Travel trailer provided for housing. Low pay, but an adventure of a lifetime. Alexis Creek Ranch (425) 4818451 Email: EAGLEHOMES.CA Rewarding Sales Career Salary, Group Benefits Excellent team support

Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic 2)Driller/Blaster 3)Loader Operator, for Town Jobs. Details can be seen at Fax resume to 250287-9259

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

Coming Events Third Annual Grassy Plains Country & Bluegrass Festival July 27, 28, & 29th. For more info please call 1-250-2206087. A host of great Entertainers. Rough camping on Site.

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 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

Reservoir Elevation: 852.3 m (2796.23 ft) SLS Discharge: 247 m3/s Cheslatta Falls: 244 m3/s Nautley River: 98 m3/s Vanderhoof: 354 m3/s Isle Pierre: 835 m3/s The annual Summer Temperature Management Program begins 20 July. The current plan is to increase Spillway discharge to 283 m3/s from 20 July until 20 August. 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

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

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THE DENNIS HIATT Annual Memorial Mud Bog Society is looking to hire a local fundraising group or a group of individuals to provide security for our upcoming event. The event takes place at the Endako Rod & Gun club Aug 18th & 19th, 2012. The group of no less then 6 people will need to provide security for the night of Friday Aug 17th, day and night of Aug 18th & and during the day on Aug 19th. For more information please contact Tammy Rempel @ 250-5670340 or via email at

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NADINA TRUCK SERVICE LTD. Houston Industrial Park, Houston, BC Nadina truck is currently accepting resumes for a full time CERTIFIED BODY MAN OR APPRENTICE BODY MAN. Please send resume or apply in person at Nadina Truck. Call 250.845.2212 and ask for Henry or John.


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

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Owner/Operator – Smithers, BC Extra Foods is proud to offer this franchisee opportunity in Smithers, BC. This discount grocery store provides the convenience and service customers have come to expect from this banner. As franchisee,you will have access to a competitive business opportunity through the Franchisor’s merchandising and marketing programs. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package and potential yearly bonuses. In addition, you will be supported by a network of innovative and responsive District Managers and Specialists who will assist in supporting you to grow your business. As franchisee, you will manage all aspects of your own business, using your entrepreneurial skills to drive your business profitability. If you have 5-10 years of store management experience in a grocery retail role, a strong financial acumen and a focus on customer service and the community, please email your cover letter & resume to by July 20th, 2012.

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General Manager Under the direction of, and reporting to, the Board of Directors, this new role presents a unique opportunity with a focus on providing strategic leadership to take the operations of Comfor Management Services to a new level and status in the province of BC. You will be a team player who values working with a volunteer board of directors. You will value the cultural diversity of the community and the land and resources within the Community Forest land base. Your role will be to ensure that the activities of Comfor Management Services Ltd. are of the highest ethical standards while assuming a position of transparency in the community. You will be required to advance new ideas by working collaboratively with stakeholders and successfully integrating existing functions with best practices around efficiency. The role requires 5 years of progressively responsible senior work experience in forestry or the natural resource sector. Business and/or economic development experience would be an asset. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record, in the development and implementation of proactive, strategies and business practices with demonstratively measurable results. Essential to success will be an inspired leadership style, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to foster positive working relationships. Considerable experience in transformational change and ability to thrive in a rapidly evolving environment will serve you well in this new role. Please submit your resume in confidence by July 18 at 4:00 pm to: Comfor Management Services Ltd. PO Box 788, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Fax 250-692-7767 Attn: President We thank applicants in advance and advise that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews for successful candidates are expected to take place on July 19 & 20. Please ensure you provide three available references.

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Equestrian 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

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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 qualification and have a minimum of five 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 benefits 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. Qualified applicants can submit their resumes in confidence to:

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Chief Administrative Officer POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the Tahltan Central Council Government Executive, primarily the President, the CAO is responsible for the day-to-day management of TCC’s operations. The CAO is responsible for the financial management and support to the Council, its committees and agencies. The CAO is responsible for coordinating the activities of all employees to ensure efficient delivery of public services approved by the Council. PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES t Manages the day to day affairs of the councils, based on approved policies and bylaws of the Council. t Coordinates the development of policies and bylaws of the Council. t Prepares agendas and attends meetings of the Council and Council Committees. t Provides advice as required to the Council on matters of policy and finance. t Coordinates activities of TCC solicitor and other hired experts. t Ensures that risks are properly insured through the insurance provider. t Prepares and maintains current policies dealing with Council governance and management, e.g., finance, human resources, workplace safety, etc. t Coordinates information technology required by the operations. t Posts entries on a timely basis to the ledger. t Prepares monthly bank reconciliation for all bank accounts. t Prepares regular financial reports for the Council and staff. t Prepares working papers for the auditor as required. t Prepares and presents draft budgets to the Council. t Monitors budgets regularly and takes action on variances. t Prepares applications and claims for all grants available to the TCC. t Prepares and submits the annual reports to government agencies as required. t Administers employee benefit program. t Performs all other assigned duties. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS t University degree with studies in Public or Business Administration; and t Two or more years in a senior public sector management position. The position will be based in Dease Lake, British Columbia at the TCC office. Dease Lake is located in the Northwest Region of British Columbia, approximately 600km north of Terrace and Smithers, BC via Highway 37. Please visit our website at for more information on the Tahltan Central Council Please submit your Resume and Cover Letter, or CV to the address below: Attention: Annita Mcphee, President Email: Or Fax: 250-771-3020 Tahltan Central Council PO Box #69 Dease Lake, BC VOC 1LO Phone: 250-771-3274 Deadline is August 3, 2012

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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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Boats 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.

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

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HOUSE for Rent in Burns Lake. Avail July 1. Recent renos, private location. 2 bdrm, 1.5 bath, large kitchen. Town water. $650/month, util not incl. References required. Email or (780) 332-2985 evenings.

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Invitation to Design and Build

The Village of Fraser Lake is seeking qualified companies to submit a design built tender of certain civil work to the following: 1) 2200 meters of proposed walking trails / hiking trails The design and build document will be submitted to: Clinton Mauthe, Chief Administrative Officer Village of Fraser Lake Phone 250-699-6257 Email: On or before 2:00 pm local time July 23, 2012. Direct inquiries regarding the design and build please call Clinton Mauthe

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Featuring the spirit of the local people The Real Housewives of Vancouver’s Burns Lake connection Local Thao Douglas chosen to design real housewife, Mary Zilba’s CD cover REBECCA BILLARD The Slice Network reality TV show, 'The Real Housewives of Vancouver' has a Burns Lake connection. Local resident and digital art and design student Thao Douglas, 20, has designed a CD cover for Vancouver housewife songstress, Mary Zilba. Douglas is the son of locals Ted and Annamarie Douglas. Annamarie is the Lakes District News production manager. He is a Lakes District Secondary School

graduate and is currently studying at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops and will be entering his second year in September. He has career aspirations of a web design based job in a major city. "My dream job would be to design promotional material such as covers, websites and posters for a major music label," he said. With the news that Douglas was chosen to design Zilba's CD cover for her song 'Hero,' it appears he is well on his way to achieving his

dream, even before he graduates. He said the CD cover design job for 'Hero' came out on the social media site Twitter. "I'm really into social networking and have met the majority of my past design clients through social media and Mary was no different. I've developed a bit of an online following of around 4,000 people for the various work I've done and websites I've managed in the past," he said. When Slice Network first announced the Real

Douglas designed this CD cover for Zilba’s new song, ‘Hero’.

Housewives of Vancouver series a few weeks before the first episode aired, Douglas said he followed the full cast on Twitter and began to interact with them to make a connection. "Obviously when the show started, the cast's following on Twitter began to increase pretty rapidly, but I tried to remain a name that they'd recognize," he said. A few weeks into the season, Zilba announced on the show that she was working on a new single, and tweeted this to her followers after the show aired. "I responded to her tweet and asked if she had anyone to design the cover. She replied saying, 'Let's chat.' At that point, I began making up a few rough ideas for different cover styles so she could get a sense of my style. She responded saying she really liked a few of the ideas." Shortly after that, Douglas said he received a notification that Zilba was 'following' him on Twitter. "This was a big deal considering Mary has nearly 10,000 followers, but follows less than 300 people herself. She messaged her email address and we began a series of discussions between her, her man-

agement, publicist, and record label," Douglas added. He said being chosen to design the CD cover is definitely a major milestone in his design career. "I had a chance to work with not only a major Canadian celebrity, but some big names and designers within her record label as well. In that sense, it's opened some doors for future work and has gotten my name out there more." Zilba has since tweeted on a number of occasions that Douglas is 'the best graphic artist.' He said he submitted eight different cover ideas to Zilba and her management and record label for review. "I expected them to ask for some changes, but they ended up loving one of the covers and asked for it as is, with no changes." The single was available worldwide on iTunes on July 10, 2012. "When the song is purchased, the cover will be visible in your iTunes library and on any media player that supports album art, which is really cool for me as a designer," Douglas said. The song was featured on The Real Housewives of Vancou-

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Douglas is studying digital art and design at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. ver during the first sea- things coming up." son and Douglas said he Douglas said the can't confirm if the song whole experience has will be mentioned on really proven how powthe second season, or if erful social media is and he will be mentioned as how much people una designer. derestimate it in a busi"I guess everyone will ness sense. "I've had so just have to wait for the many jobs lined up, not next season to see," he only in Vancouver, but added. internationally as well "Since the whole without ever actually Mary Zilba 'Hero' meeting my clients." "My design career so cover, I've been approached and been in far has been exciting. talks with new clients Growing up in a small that wouldn't have been town like Burns Lake, interested in me be- I never thought I'd ever fore this job, which is be working with half of what I'm really excited the major clients that I about. I'm currently in am today. I have no idea the process of brand- what the future will ing and launching my throw at me and where official online portfolio things will go from and have some more big here, but I can't wait."


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