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Football legend brings camp to Vanderhoof Christina Millington Omineca Express Daved Benefield, CFL All-Star and coach for the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds brought his expertise to the NVSS fields July 6 & 7. Benefield and Claire Nielsen teamed up to start a football camp (Benefield Skills Development Camp) that would encourage aspired football players not only to excel in the classroom, but to gain balance between the two and dominate on the field. The camp is specific to Vanderhoof varsity and junior ages. The team gathered in the NVSS gym on July 5 to take part in a motivational talk by Benefield discussing his football career and what it takes to get to the top. Benefield engaged the boys in his talk in hopes to get them more involved with one another not only on the field as teammates, but socially to gain a “brotherhood” that would take them far on the field and in the classroom. Photo by Christina Millington

Local rancher conflicted with Blackwater project Christina Millington Omineca Express It would seem not everyone is happy to see the success of New Gold roll into town. Wayne Daul, a concerned resident currently residing at the base of Mount Davidson stresses that the New Gold operation is having a negative impact on the value of his home and surrounding property. “It’s hard to work knowing that your place is worth less everyday with a gold mine growing approximately 2 miles away,” Daul said. Daul purchased his property in 2003, a remote ranch, 212.8 acres, populating the grounds where his wife and ako Stuart-Nech Bo ok 2011 Fun Activity

“We have a really nice place,” said Daul. “We couldn’t sell it now with a gold mine in our back yard. Who would want to buy such a place.” Bekhuys stresses that the project is separate from Daul by Mount Davidson, and that the leases within their exploration area are not on Daul’s grazing lease. “What we’ve done since we took over the property is set up a mining environmental program,” Bekhuys said. The program ensures that when the project leaves the area it will be monitored to be sure it returns to its original state. Daul feels as though the efforts on his behalf are being ignored and not addressed. “We talked to miners and we’re getting nowhere and nobody is helping us,” he said.

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daughter currently herd cattle. New Gold has been in its exploration phases for the past five years in the Blackwater area. Tim Bekhuys, director of environment and sustainability with New Gold has been in contact with residents and the communities that surround the project site to be sure they’re adapting to the work that is going on in the area. “New Gold is committed to ensuring we’re a good neighbour,” he said. “We’ve been talking to Wayne since we acquired the property, since June of last year, and had close to a dozen meetings and lots of correspondence with him.” Daul fears that with an expanding gold mine developing in his backyard, the future sale of his home will not be possible.

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The Nechako Valley Search & Rescue thanks the local Co-op Submitted Chris Mushumanski Recently the Nechako Valley Search & Rescue certified 4 jet boat operators in jet boat rescue. The Vanderhoof Co-op donated $1,000 towards fuel expenses during this course and during training to happen this summer. NVSAR wishes to thank the Co-op for their generous support of our water rescue team! Photo submitted by Chris Mushumanski

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Louise Yako BC Trucking Association In your recent travels you may have seen highway billboards or heard radio ads implying that BC’s heavy truck inspection force is understaffed and, therefore, road users may be at risk. This ad campaign is unjustly tarring an industry whose safety record is far better than the public is being led to believe. According to BC vehicle registration statistics, the number of heavy commercial vehicles in the province has increased by 20 percent since 2003, from just over 49,000 to just under 59,000. But, over the same period, injury and fatal collisions involving trucks decreased by 30 percent (364 injury and 20 fatal collisions in 2003 compared to 245 injury and 21 fatal collisions in 2011). And, truck inspections increased by 15 percent, from 26,635 in 2003 to 30,453 in 2011. So, according to those numbers, the truck travelling next to you is more than likely safe and being operated and maintained responsibly and professionally. Road safety is more than just statistics. As anyone involved in a collision will tell you, when a crash occurs the consequences can range from annoying to unfortunate to tragic. Our collective goal should be to reduce the consequences of crashes, by reducing the overall number as well as the severity. Every driver, no matter what kind of vehicle they drive, bears responsibility for road safety.

And no one feels that responsibility more keenly than the people who make their living in the trucking industry, because so many things depend upon it: their drivers, customers, loads, equipment and reputation are only a few. A good and improving safety record doesn’t mean that the trucking industry can’t do better. While enforcement plays a role, self-policing is a far more effective mechanism because responsible companies apply higher and more stringent requirements than any government rule or regulation could or should. That being said, we believe effective enforcement is taking place on BC roads. Consider a few more numbers. According to Commercial Vehicle Safety and Enforcement (CVSE), the provincial government branch responsible for regulatory compliance by commercial vehicles, the total number of CVSE staff positions (i.e., from inspectors to clerical support) has only increased by three since 2003 (283 to 286) and there are fewer inspectors (227 vs. 214). Yet CVSE increased the number of inspections by 15 percent during that time and crash rates are down. How? A detailed breakdown of CVSE’s staff positions shows that CVSE is working more strategically in terms of both staff deployment and procedures – something the public demands and deserves because they’re using our tax dollars to do it For example, prior to 2005, CVSE stationary inspectors spent on average 20 to 30 percent of their workday issuing commercial vehicle permits instead of conducting inspections. That changed with the creation of the Pro-

vincial Permit Centre (PPC) in 2005. Now, 18 staff at the PPC dedicate their time solely to permit processing. In terms of inspection staff, although the total number hasn’t changed much, CVSE has shifted more inspectors into its mobile force, almost doubling the number since 2003 (159 vs. 82) and increased the number of inspection vehicles by one-third. These changes give CVSE inspectors the flexibility to work either at stationary scales or on roads throughout the province, increasing the opportunity to identify trucks with obvious maintenance issues or those that are otherwise negligent in following regulations (including poorly secured loads). At the BC Trucking Association (BCTA), we’re doing our part as well by establishing safety-related policies and initiatives that our members support. These include everything from a review of the National Safety Code to help ensure unsafe carriers are prohibited from operating on BC roads, to the development of a training standard for professional drivers and the mandated use of technologies to limit speed for heavy trucks and monitor drivers’ working hours. The trucking safety record is our record, and we continually look for ways to improve it. I’m reminded of an anonymous quotation: “Statistics can be made to prove anything – even the truth.” A public dialogue about truck safety is entirely reasonable, but must be clear and balanced. It needs to take all the statistics into account, not just those that may add up to a skewed or one-sided result.

Pants off for cancer

Vanderhoof RCMP Sgt. Jason Keays wanted to make the community aware of various kiosks that are set up around town specifically a vendor that was set up in the Co-op parking lot selling blankets and other unsatisfactory goods Canada Day long weekend. “It wasn’t illegal what he was doing,” said Keays. “However, the merchandise he was selling was inappropriate for the town.”

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A PAP Clinic for Cervical Cancer Screening is being held on Monday, July 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Omineca Medical Clinic in Vanderhoof. It’s not necessary for a woman to have a family doctor to attend this clinic, and a female doctor will be performing the tests. If it’s time for your Pap or you’re overdue, please don’t leave it any longer; use your power to achieve cervical health by calling 250-5672201 and making an appointment. This mini-LACE campaign is being held in an effort to reduce cervical cancer rates in BC women. LACE stands for “Live Aware; Create Empowerment”. It aims to empower women by promoting regular Pap tests as part of a self-care routine. The recommended schedule for Pap testing is once every two years; more often if directed by your doctor.

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The BC Cancer Foundation’s Underwear Affair announced 1035 participants raised $633,000 to fund breakthrough research and enhancements to care at the BC Cancer Agency for cancer cases that occur “below the belt.” “We are absolutely thrilled with the support and engagement of British Columbians who chose to take part in the Underwear Affair this year,” says Douglas Nelson, President and CEO of the BC Cancer Foundation. “48 percent of newly diagnosed cancer cases in B.C are those which occur below the waist. The $633,000 raised in this year’s Underwear Affair will support groundbreaking research

discoveries to help us improve outcomes for British Columbia cancer patients and help us achieve a world free from cancer,” Nelson added. The 7th Underwear Affair started and finished next to Rogers Arena, and consisted of a chip-timed 10 km race or 5 km walk through downtown Vancouver before ending with a thrilling after party to celebrate this year’s fundraising results. Participants completed the courses clad in outrageous costumes, underwear and athletic attire as spectators along the route cheered them on. “I was diagnosed with in-situ cervical cancer in my 20s and my sister survived Non-Hodgkin’s Lympho-

ma,” says fourth-year participant and top fundraiser Brynn Logan from Nanaimo. “For me, The Underwear Affair is an opportunity to raise funds for research, and break the taboos that comes along with these cancers. I look forward to this event every year, as it gives me this incredible feeling of community, supporting a great cause while having a lot of fun,” Logan added. “The range of cancers that can develop below the waist is broad and the more public awareness that’s out there, the greater the opportunity we have to positively impact early detection and the research we conduct on

these diseases,” says Dr. Hagen Kennecke, a medical oncologist and current Chair of the Provincial Gastrointestinal Tumour Group at the BC Cancer Agency. “The Underwear Affair not only raises funds for research of cancers below-the-belt, but it also builds awareness among British Columbians about these diseases,” Dr. Kennecke added. The BC Cancer Foundation also released the date for next year’s event, which will be held July 6, 2013. Participants applauded with excitement and began registering on site immediately after the announcement was made.

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Northern Interior Communities Association Presents…

A Community Gaming Grant Workshop Thursday July 12, 2012 @ 7-9pm

British Columbia job market bounces back Contributed British Columbia job growth remains steady as the province gained 3,600 new jobs last month and the unemployment rate dropped to 6.6 per cent. B.C. gained 2,400 full-time positions and added 1,100 part-time jobs. B.C. ranks second in terms of job gains since June 2011 when compared to other provinces. B.C. has added 53,000 jobs since June 2011, behind only Alberta, which has added

55,400 jobs. Manufacturing continues to experience steady growth with last month showing strong gains of 10,600 jobs. Other areas of job growth include health care and social assistance (+6,200), business, building and other support services (+4,600), and educational services (+4,100). B.C.’s unemployment rate of 6.6 per cent is below the national average (7.2 per cent) and is lower than where it was last year, which

was 7.2 per cent. As youth employment increased, the unemployment rate for the 15-24 age category declined by 2.3 percentage points from May. Since September 2011, B.C has gained 23,400 jobs. Full-time positions increased by 26,900, more than offsetting the decline in part-time positions of 3,500. And since February of last year, 61,300 jobs have been added - B.C. gained over 69,200 fulltime positions, offset by

a loss of 7,900 part-time positions. Overall, B.C.’s labour force remains steady and now stands at 2,485,800. Compared with one year ago, B.C.’s labour force has increased by 39,000 people. Regionally, the highest job growth was reported in the Lower Mainland- Southwest, which gained 15,900 positions, and Thompson-Okanagan, which gained 7,800 positions. While there were

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some losses in the rest of the province, the overall provincial gains show tremendous progress for B.C. and are a positive sign that investments made and work done under ‘Canada Starts Here: The BC Jobs Plan’ are working.

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 coordinator@northernica.org

THANK YOU to everyone in Vanderhoof and area for your support of IDIDALAP4CANCER our 2nd cancer relay. Thank you to those who came to the track, brought their teams, walked a lap(s) and bought the IDIDALAMPS to celebrate all cancer survivors and remember our loved ones lost to cancer. To date we have raised over $37,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society. A BIG thank you to the following supporters/donors...your contributions helped make IDIDALAP4CANCER a huge success! -

Omineca Express Neighbour Link is providing a service for those unable to enjoy a luxury that so many of us are allotted. The volunteer service has been putting on comunity lunches at Riverside Park for those that may find themselves without lunch. They set up a relaxed area in the heart of the park every Wednesday 12-3 p.m. that can feed 30 persons. Food is donated from various churches in the Vanderhoof community and by volunteers. NeighbourLink also puts on a food bank once a month, providing the essential food basics and donated clothing. If you would like to volunteer or contribute to the food bank or weekly lunches, contact Collien Flanagan, communication cordinator for NeighbourLink at 250-567-4960.

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Highway improvements for Nechako Lakes Submitted Judy King A $1 million contract has been awarded to resurface 2.9 kilometres of Highway 27 in Fort St. James from Stuart River Bridge to Kwah Road. This project is a part of a $14.3 million program for 14 different highway infrastructure projects in the Nechako Lakes region to improve safety for local residents and commercial drivers. Highway 27 is an important corridor for regional economic development in both the logging and mining sectors. The Province is investing in highway resurfacing to ensure a smooth and safe travelling surface is provided for local residents and the industrial traffic, which has increased in the area over recent years. This contract has been awarded to Pittman As-

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phalt. Since 2001, nearly $169 million has been invested in highway improvements and community transportation infrastructure in the Nechako Lakes area. This project is scheduled to be completed by the end of this summer. “Motorists will be very pleased to see repairs on this particular stretch of highway and I’m very happy we’re wrapping up this part of the broader 2012/2013 Highway Improvement Program,” said Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad.

BC SPCA your first adoption option! Flynn is a very unique little dog with some special needs. He has a luxating patella on one of his hind legs which causes him to walk strangely, but certainly doesn’t slow this little dude down! Flynn is very tiny and can be frightened in new situations, so should be introduced slowly with rewards for relaxed behaviour. A home without young children is advisable for Flynn, due to his timidity as well as his daintiness and tiny frame. He is crate trained and likes to spend time in there. Flynn loves to cuddle and gets quite attached to one person. He knows his name and has decent recall. If you have a home you think would be suitable for Flynn, please come down and meet him.

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HOLISTIC ALTERNATIVE THERAPY BY MAGDALENA SAITO

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Thieves – Essential oil In earlier articles we talked aboutt healthy alternatives to chemical based cleanings supplied as well as toothpastes. This week’s article is about an essential oil used alone or as a base for cleaning, immune boosting, bacteria fighting and so on. In the 17th century when the Black Plague ran rampant & took the lives of close to 75 million people (1/3 of Europe’s population at the time, we know now that it could have been avoided with proper hygiene and cleanliness. Bodies were left in the streets & boarded up in homes, touching one risked catching the disease &likely: death. It was during this time that thieves were caught plundering the dead for jewellery or valuables. These men though for months were plundering infested bodies and graveyards were by all means... healthy. So they were given a choice, death or give up their secret. The secret ended up being a blend of aromatic herbs and spices that seemed to ward off infectious disease and boost immunity. Thieves oil is a blend of aromatic herbs and spices used for exactly this and more. It can be taken internally to boost immunity, it defends and protects. Apply the oil on the soles of your feet for an internal boost. Many forms of bacteria and mold spores linked to common ailments can travel though the air, diffusing thieves’ oil purifies the air while adding an uplifting scent. The hand soap cleans, defends and conditions the skin and is a great alternative to chemical-based soaps. The waterless hand purifier promotes good hygiene while leaving your hands soft to the touch and adding a layer of protection without drying your skin. Keep every surface of your home clean with the spray, wipes or household cleaner which is made from plant-based ingredients which are biodegradable, offering a chemical free formula as well as having the power to clean laundry, dishes, floors, carpets, upholstery and more! The kitchen is a great place to take advantage of the thieves soaps, spray and wipes. Mention this article this week and receive a discount of your purchase of any thieves’ product. Check the website for: prices, an ingredients list & products available. Did you know: The ‘Medico della Peste’ mask of Venice which resembles a bird beak was adopted by doctors who came to plague victims! The ‘beak’ was stuffed with aromatic herbs to protect the doctors from plague!

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Priorities within Vanderhoof not “priority” Christina Millington Omineca Express I wanted to touch base on the recent announcements regarding the extensive upgrades to Riverside Park that has been deemed “unnecessary” by a few Vanderhoof residents. Since I have been a part of the Vanderhoof community all I have been hearing about from local residents is that they aspire to have an attraction that their children can enjoy and for tourists to have a reason to want Vanderhoof to be a destination to find solace from the never ending relationship with the asphalt that layout their travels. A project in particular seems to be lost in translation as it has yet to see light of day in a community that has no such luxury. Summer’s can be long, especially when one can’t find a break from the heat, therefore I feel the need to define the very project that has taken a back seat to community “priorities.” Swimming pool: a structure, often a concrete-lined excavation of rectangular shape that is filled with water and used for swimming. Simple really, however, yet to be seen. Smaller communities thrive on the traffic that so often passes through, especially when it’s a main highway that goes through the heart of town. Personally, when I travel I go off visual aids to lure me to want to stop for a break, or to stay overnight after a long days travel. I often like to venture around a community, take in the sights and experience a place that I may not have the luxury of visiting again. Therefore, it only makes sense to want to make a community welcoming, accommodating and family friendly. I can’t say that there is a staple here in Vanderhoof that I am drawn to, so I’m left to wonder what tourists are taking away from their time being spent here - whether that be short or long-term. Vanderhoof is currently populated with playing fields, outdoor space that can be utilized for “outdoor exercise equipment,” so why this need to dig up Riverside to accommodate for a development that is not necessary? In my opinion, the space allocated for this costly project would suit pool facilities quite nicely. As a community we need to voice our wants and needs, especially if we want to see results. The Omineca Express is published every Wednesday in Vanderhoof by Black Press Ltd. Publisher: Pam Berger advertising@ominecaexpress.com Editor: Christina Millington newsroom@ominecaexpress.com

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A real life fairytale Christina Millington Omineca Express I wanted to take a break from writing the typical editorial and focus on a bit of writing that I often find solace in. We tend to find ourselves day dreaming about that perfect love story that we wish to have at some point in our life. Some often only experience the thought of it, where others simply live it – day in, day out. Where else did all those romantic love stories come from? They were lived through those whom aspired to have a love that was so often written about rather than experienced of course. True love brought to you from the hopeless romantics out there – I can honestly say I am one of them. During my 27 years I have searched high and low for a love that would make my heart flutter, my knees buckle and my eyes sparkle. I believe I had it once. I’m sure you’re wondering why that love is no longer present in my life and why I find myself writing about it rather than living it. For all you skeptics out there, I’m going to share my love story with you all in hopes that you can believe it truly does exist. It was a typical Ontario winter. Road conditions were less than ideal, however, I found myself plowing through the snow covered highways to Peterborough, Ontario, where my final destination would be at the home of a young man that would have me falling head over heels the very moment he would peak his head out the door. The evening started off a quiet one. We were both shy at dinner; nonetheless, we exchanged the odd smile when we caught one another’s eye, the highlight of dinner that would make those quiet lulls nothing less than perfect. Afterwards, we drove to the local Tim Hortons where we grabbed two hot chocolates to go.

Eventually we made it down to the canal, where we scuffled across the frozen river to then find ourselves on the other side making our way down a snow covered path. He offered me one of his gloves so that my hand wouldn’t get cold as I held my hot chocolate – a moment that displayed a true gentlemen. As we continued to walk we opened up to one another and shared a few laughs as we told stories of our lives in hopes to better acquaint ourselves with one another. As we made our way back across the ice, he paused, grabbed my hand and with a quick shuffle of his feet we danced beneath the stars. In that moment I couldn’t help but feel I was the luckiest girl for I found my other half in just a few short hours. As many dates do, the end of ours came far too quickly. I found myself back on the road home with stars in my eyes and butterflies in my heart. We spent five years together to find ourselves in different places near the end. Being a recent graduate I had the determination to find myself a place in the print industry, where he was obligated to take over the family business, leaving him confined to his hometown. We no longer fit in one another’s life, which only meant one thing – we would go our separate ways. It wasn’t that we fell out of love; it was that we loved each other enough to know what was best for the both of us. We remain good friends; we share our life stories and what we aspire for our futures ahead. Sometimes it’s where we find ourselves after love that allows us to appreciate the time we had when it is present in our lives. Believe in it for it’s out there. It may not present itself in that fairy tale way that you read about in books or see on the big screen – it’s your version, the ultimate fairytale.


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Celebrating

Canada Day 2012 Vanderhoof

Photos by Christina Millington

(Above left) Jeremy and Siobhan are all smiles as they take a quick break for the camera. (Above centre) Riley takes a moment to enjoy his snow cone.

VANDERHOOF and DISTRICTS CO-OPERATIVE ASSOCIATION Stop by the Co-op Food Store and C-Store for All Your Canada Day Food, Gas & Propane

(Above right) Dylan and Cam enjoy a refreshing treat at the Canada Day events at the Heritage Museum. (Far left) Heather Stephens shows her Canadian pride during the Canada Day celebrations. (left) A patriotic Anya enjoys the many activities during the July 1 events.

Happy Birthday Canada! JULY 1 HOURS:

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Celebrating

Canada Day 2012 Vanderhoof

Photos by Christina Millington

Congratulations to the CELEBRATE CANADA

Class of 2009 Nechako Valley Secondary Sch

John RUSTAD, MLA

Nechako Lakes

Family and friends crowded the lawn at the Heritage Museum for the Canada Day festivities on July 1st. The weather played in favour of the outdoor events. Residents pulled up a bit of grass and enjoyed the afternoon entertainment.

Phone: 250-567-6820 1-877-964-5650 Fax: 250-567-6822 E-mail: John.rustad.mla@leg.bc.ca Website: www.johnrustadmla.bc.ca


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Celebrating Canada Day 2012 in Fraser Lake

The community of Fraser Lake celebrated Canada Day in their ďŹ nest red and white attire. Special appearances by Fraser Lake RCMP Constable Gallop and Miss Fraser Lake 2011, Dakota Carter made for an eventful day. Photos courtesy of Amber Carter

Congratulations to the CELEBRATE CANADA

Village of Fraser Lake Class of 2009 Come and help celebrate the Day festivities around town Nechako Valley Secondary SchoolCanada June 30th, July 1st & 2nd ENDAKO MINES Celebrate Canada Day July 1st

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Visit us at our website: www.endakomines.com www.thompsoncreekmetals.com

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Omineca Golf Course Results Seniors Night - July 3 Four Ball Scramble 1st place - Mike Craig, Cec Candline, Erling Clemmensen, Jerry Vanwinkle, 85 2nd place - Robert Wilson, Anne Irving, Bob Mountford, Carol Kluber, 83 3rd place - Larry Shantz, Ellen Randall, Joyce Shantz, Louie Page, 75 4th place - John Hamm, Mary Hamm, Ron Appleton, Don Syversten, 74 Most honest golfers - Brian Bradbury, Sheila Fletcher, John Wiebe, Dan Boyd, Ken Hall, 69

Ladies Night - July 4

Christina Millington Omineca Express The Summer Smash volleyball tournament populated the courts at Riverside Park July 1 & 2 with team spirit.

Teams came out in their themed attire as they’re uniforms would be judged and awarded according to their creativity. Teams consisted of 4-6 players that battled a 4 on 4 tournament during the two days.

Good Luck! Athletes, Coaches, and Officials from the North West (Zone 7) will be at the Surrey 2012 BC Summer Games July 19-22 Follow the results at www.bcgames.org

1st low net - Taya Silver, 35 2nd low net - Ellen Randall, 38.5 CB 3rd low net - Ann Martens, 38.5 4th low net - Leanne Hewlett, 40 CB 5th low net - Carol Kluber, 40 Callaway low net - Mary Hamm, 37.5 Long drive 1st flight - Sally Makin Long drive 2nd flight - Leanne Hewlett Long drive callaway - Mary Hamm KP in 3 1st flight - Taya Silver KP in 4 2nd flight - Kathy Seto

Mens Night - July 5 2 ball scramble 1st - Brian Naka, Rob Stephen, 28.225 2nd - Dave Lee, Steve Williams, 30.125 3rd - Brian Frenkel, Bill Krawchuk, 30.275 4th - Greg Funk, Keith Smith, 30.08 5th - Dean Scott, Harvey Derksen, 31.10 6th - Al Seto, Jim Woodruff, 31.225 7th - John Prestmo, Paul Blattner, 31.675 8th - Tom Silver, Robert Wilson, 31.7

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Knight Creek Furniture Gallery is the only store of its kind in Central BC. This unique furniture and gift store, owned by the Wadel family since 2006, is a showcase for handcrafted type solid hardwood furniture. Knight Creek Furniture Gallery is conveniently located at 162 West Stewart Street. The store also offers a large variety of gifts. There is a large selection of candles with many different fragrances, and styles. There are many types of home accessories, and country decor. They also do custom laser work on a large line of available products. The store carries a large selection of Heritage Lace products, from table doilies and table runners to lace curtains and custom blinds. There are also unique gift ideas, such as specialty gift books, fine china, lamps and many other items to fill that special niche in your home. They also carry a “Made in BC” sofa and chair line from Stylus “Made to order sofas” that allows you to design your own upholstered couch, chair or loveseat. If you can’t find the exact piece of furniture or cabinet you would like, just bring a sketch with some dimensions, and they can quote you a price or arrange for an appointment in your home to discuss your ideas. Knight Creek also offers custom kitchen cabinets for every budget, with professional design all the way through to final installation. There is a huge selection of options to fit every interior design. Knight Creek specializes in careful design and customer service,

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Rediscover Vanderhoof Evolve Communications Ryan Ray, owner and operator of Evolve Communications has been involved in Vanderhoof and Fort St. James rural internet service for the past 5 years. Evolve Communications offers wireless Internet with two professional installers servicing Vanderhoof and surrounding communtities. Ryan bought out Sinkut Wireless in April of this year. Evolve Communications has one of the few options available for the rural areas. There are several affordable packages to accommodate every life style. Being able to enjoy high speed internet out of the downtown core, is a real asset to rural residents. All it takes is one phone call to arrange installation. To set up your wireless Internet connection today call 1-866976-3416 or visit their website at www. evo l ve c o m m u n i c a tions.ca

Telegraph Trail Visit the old telegraph route, built in the 1890s, now converted into a series of walking trails. The telegraph line was built during the Klondike Gold Rush to allow for communication between the gold ďŹ elds and surrounding towns. The line has not been used since the 30’s, but sections of the original trail are there to be explored south of Vanderhoof at Hogsback Lake. The lake is a great place for swimming in the summer and the trail is perfect for hiking or mountain biking. The 10km Telegraph Trail stretches to Blackwater Road.

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Rediscover Vanderhoof The Reid Bar and Licensed Liquor Store Located in the heart of Vanderhoof, The Reid has a menu that features AAA Sirloin and AAA New York beef, delicious stir fry’s and pastas with a wide range of mouthwatering appetizers as well as standard pub fare such as hand battered cod. There has recently been new items added to the already great menu. The most unique part of the menu is the stonegrill selection. The stonegrill is a unique and healthy way to enjoy your steak and seafood. Your protein choice is served to your table on a 400 degree Fahrenheit lava rock. You then allow it to sear and cook to your liking. Your food is always hot, allowing you to dine at your leisure – as there are no oils added, its one of the healthiest methods of cooking. The wine store carries a large selection of hard to find BC and imported wines. Products

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Nechako Valley Exhibition Held the third weekend in August, the 46th Annual Nechako Valley Exhibition has something for everyone. This year the event is August 17-19, 2012. The exhibition combines all facets of the local agricultural community from animals to home baked goods. Spend the weekend wandering around the endless booths filled with creative crafts and treats or watching one of the numerous demonstrations put on frequently. The Exhibit Building theme for 2012 is ‘Farm Transportation through the ages.’

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Construction funds presented to Nechako View Senior Citizen’s Home Society

Nechako Notes COMING EVENTS.... Will appear, as space is available, free of charge in this section. Coming events are available to nonprofit 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 advertising@ ominecaexpress.com 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 (advertising@ominecaexpress.com) 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....

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John Dunn, NVSCHS director, left, Wayne Salewski, NKDF director, Dick Holmes, NVSCHS treasurer, Keith Federink, NKDF director, John Murphy, NVSCHS chair and Bill Floyd, NVSCHS director. Photo submitted by Dan Boudreau

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

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

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

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

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JULY 30, 2012 PAP CLINIC...8 a.m. to 12 noon; 1 to 5 p.m. USE YOUR POWER TO ACHIEVE CERVICAL HEALTH BOOK YOUR PAP TEST - OMINECA MEDICAL CLINIC VANDERHOOF. CALL (250) 567-2201 Press O to make an appointment. Patients do not need to have a family doctor. Recommended schedule for Pap tests is once every two years; more often if directed by your doctor. *** 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 LIBRARY...is 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 250567-4060 or email: vhpljlb@ telus.net *** 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 250-5676290. *** THE NORTHSIDE WOM-

A $1 million contract has been awarded to resurface 2.9 kilometres of Highway 27 in Fort St. James from Stuart River Bridge to Kwah Road. John Rustad stands in front of the contract sign. Photo submitted by Judy King EN’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 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 notfor-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 RECOVERY...meet 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 250-441-0086. *** 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 ASSOCIATION...is an organization for those interested in light and heavy horse driving. Monthly meetings every second Tuesday of the month. For more info contact: Jon 250567-8484. *** NECHAKO QUILTERS GUILD... meets the third Tuesday of the month 9:30 am (Sept. - May) at Nechako View Seniors Common Room. Fran Sheeley 5675254. *** 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 @ 250-567-7956. *** 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 250-6997763. *** NECHAKO VALLEY HIS-

TORICAL 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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IMPROVING YOUR ODDS AGAINST CANADA’S #1 KILLER Your In Memoriam Gift is a lasting tribute. Please mail your donations to the address below, and include your name and address, along with the name and address of the next-of kin for an acknowledgment card. Donations can be sent to: HSFBC & Y, 1212 W. Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V2. 1-800-663-2010.

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 NECHAKO RIVER FLOW FACTS July 4, 2012 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

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Help Wanted 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: cblakey@wesmar.com

Career Opportunities

The Nechako Healthy Community Alliance is hiring a part time Sustainability Coordinator. Deadline for applications is July 13th, 2012. For more info visit www.nechakowri.ca or email nechakowri@ gmail.com 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. 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 http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250287-9259

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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.

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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 cathy.lawrence@loblaw.ca by July 20th, 2012.

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

Drivers/Courier/ Trucking MATCO. CLASS 1 Household Goods Drivers 2 years experience required. $5000 sign-on bonus. *Terms and conditions apply*. Competitive Wages. Contact: Dana Watson, Fax 780-484-8800 dana.watson@matco.ca

Income Opportunity

GROCERY MANAGER. Jasper Super A. The Grocery People Ltd. (TGP) provides goods and services to a large, independent grocery and food service industry and manages a number of Super A Food Stores. Located in scenic Jasper, Alberta, you will be responsible for all aspects of managing a grocery department including marketing, merchandising, controlling and human resources management. Applicants need five years grocery department management experience. The successful candidate must be customer service focused, show self initiative and leadership to achieve the required results. TGP offers a competitive compensation and benefit package as well as the opportunity for personal and professional development. To apply, send a resume, stating salary expectations to: Director, Human Resources, The Grocery People Ltd., 14505 Yellowhead Trail, Edmonton, AB, T5L 3C4. Fax 780-447-5781. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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MILLWRIGHT

As franchisee, you will manage all aspects of your own business, using your entrepreneurial skills to drive your business profitability.

Business Opportunities

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 jhols@western.ca

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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: sbauman@apolloforest.com Only applicants short-listed will be notified.

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Employment Opportunity Supported Child Development Program Vanderhoof, BC The Supported Child Development Program is seeking an individual to work part-time providing support to a child with extra needs in a family daycare setting. The support worker administers the child’s program plan in the daycare, and ensures participation in the daycare activities. Starting in September, after-school support will be required. Qualifications: ² Preferred: Early Childhood Educator or related field must be willing to upgrade according to child’s needs. ²Must be willing to work with medically fragile child. Applicant will have: • Experience working in an inclusive child care setting • Ability to establish and maintain supportive, collaborative relationships with families and daycare staff • Ability to maintain a positive, professional, non-judgemental attitude • Physical abilities to carry out the duties of the position • Ability to be flexible and adaptable when working in the daycare setting • Valid driver’s license • Willing to have a criminal record check • Willing to obtain First Aid certificate Please send cover letter and resume to: Taffy Wale, Consultant twale.scdp@telus.net or fax: 250-567-2882 Phone: 250-567-5515 Deadline to apply: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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: sbauman@apolloforest.com Only applicants short-listed will be notified.

CABLE PLOW and Drill Operator. Well-established company provides underground telecommunication installations throughout Alberta. Experience required. Accommodation and meal per diem provided. Email resume; catearmstrong@ grahamsbackhoe.com

Help Wanted

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NECHAKO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY CHILD AND YOUTH SUPPORT WORKER MCFD FAMILY SERVICE PROGRAM NECHAKO VALLEY Vanderhoof COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY JOB SUMMARY: CHILD AND YOUTH SUPPORT WORKER This pogrom provides services directly to children and MCFD FAMILY SERVICE PROGRAM youth who have a mental health disorder or who are Vanderhoof at risk of developing a mental health disorder. The service will provide short term, intensive and outcomeJOB SUMMARY: focused interventions/services that promote growth This pogrom provides services directly to children and and improved family functioning. youth who have a mental health disorder or who are QUALIFICATIONS: at risk of developing a mental health disorder. The A diploma in the human services or related field, or service will provide short term, intensive and outcomethe equivalent combination of education focused interventions/services that promote growth and experience and improved family functioning. CREDENTIALS: QUALIFICATIONS: One year experience in a similar environment. Must A diploma in the human services or related field, or demonstrate an understanding of theory, principles the equivalent combination of education and practices in the field and have knowledge of child and experience development and age appropriate behaviors. CREDENTIALS: SALARY: One year experience in a similar environment. Must $16.60-19.53 per the Community Agreement demonstrate an understanding of theory, principles HOURS OF WORK: Casual and practices in the field and have knowledge of child START DATE: As soon as possible development and age appropriate behaviors. CLOSING DATE: Until filled SALARY: HOW TO APPLY: Forward resume and cover letter $16.60-19.53 per the Community Agreement stating Job Title and Posting Number 2012-040 to: HOURS OF WORK: Casual Danny Scoular, START DATE: As soon as possible Program Manager CLOSING DATE: Until filled Nechako Valley Community HOW TO APPLY: Forward resume and cover letter Services Society stating Job Title and Posting Number 2012-040 to: PO Box 1249, Vanderhoof, BC Danny Scoular, V0J 3A0 Program Manager Phone: 250-567-9205 Fax: 250-567-3939 Nechako Valley Community Email: dscoular@nvcss.ca Services Society PO Box 1249, Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 Phone: 250-567-9205 Fax: 250-567-3939 Email: dscoular@nvcss.ca

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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:

Millwright 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:

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


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

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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

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STEEL BUILDING, Huge clearance sale! 20x24 $4,658. 25x28 $5,295. 30x40 $7,790. 32x54 $10,600. 40x58 $14,895. 47x78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

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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

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People in Pursuit of Excellence Through astute strategic acquisitions and strong leadership, Conifex is emerging as a major national player in the forestry and sawmilling industry. Operationally, our approach is to blend state-of-the-art technology with the expertise of people who believe in the value of excellence. Together, we can achieve our vision to become a premier forest products company. Our Fort St. James mill is now accepting applications from qualified individuals, preferably with sawmill experience, for: O

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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

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Maintenance Supervisors

You will be accountable to the Maintenance Superintendent for the safety, supervision, organization and training of your maintenance crews, ensuring their work is performed without undue risk and in compliance with all safety regulations, policies and procedures. You will provide timely response to operational maintenance issues and model a culture of continuous improvement with a leadership focus on safety, quality, cost, delivery and employee engagement. You have at least 2 years’ experience as a maintenance supervisor and a leadership characterized by effective people and team management and superb interpersonal, analytical and problem-solving skills. You’ve combined this with a working knowledge of WorkSafeBC regulations, a commitment to safety and computerized business applications proficiency, particularly with maintenance management systems. Extensive crewmanagement experience would be ideal.

Certified A/B Welders O Certified Millwrights O Certified Electricians O

Just as we are investing in upgrading the mill’s infrastructure, so we are investing in our people—which translates into good training and development opportunities for you, along with a competitive salary/benefits package. Pursue excellence in your career—apply by forwarding your résumé, quoting the appropriate job title, by July 20, 2012 to: Karen Andros, Human Resources Coordinator, at email: karen.andros@conifex.com or fax: 250-996-5402.

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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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Legal Notices

Village of Fraser Lake 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) Skatepark Design, Engineering & Construction The design and build document will be submitted to: Clinton Mauthe, Chief Administrative Officer Village of Fraser Lake Phone 250-699-6257 Email: clinton.mauthe@fraserlake.ca On or before 2:00 pm local time July 23, 2012. Direct inquiries regarding the design and build please call Clinton Mauthe

Village of Fraser Lake 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: clinton.mauthe@fraserlake.ca 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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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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DISTRICT OF VANDERHOOF

DISTRICT OF VANDERHOOF

REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS Roadside Mowing Project: 2012-07

Request for Proposals Vanderhoof Airport Road Construction Design-Build Project: 2012-09

Quotation Documents will be available during normal business hours at:

Take notice that Jacques Roy has made application to the Province of British Columbia for an Crown Grant for Agriculture - Extensive purposes covering the Part of District Lot 948, Cariboo District situated on Provincial Crown land located near Cluculz Creek. The file number assigned to the application is 7409527. Written comments about this application are to be directed to Ryan Hall, Land Officer, at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, 1044 5th Ave., Prince George, BC V2L 5G4, or Ryan.Hall@ gov.bc.ca

Proposal documents will be available during normal business hours at: DISTRICT OF VANDERHOOF 160 Connaught Street Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 Ph: (250) 567-4711 Fax: (250) 567-9169

DISTRICT OF VANDERHOOF 160 Connaught Street Vanderhoof, B.C., V0J 3A0 Ph: (250) 567-4711 Fax: (250) 567-9169

Closing Time: Closing Date: Address:

LAND ACT: NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR CROWN LAND

The District of Vanderhoof invites Design -Build Proposals for: The construction of approximately 230-metres of gravel road, complete with ditching works along one side.

The District of Vanderhoof invites Quotations for: Roadside Mowing - Various Locations

This Request for Quotations is scheduled to close:

Quit. Before your time runs out.

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Comments will be received until August 10, 2012. Comments received after this date may not be considered. Additional information about the application can be obtained at the following website http://www.arfd.gov. bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/viewpost.jsp?PostID=29065.

Proposals are scheduled to close:

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

Closing Time: Closing Date: Address:

Direct all inquiries regarding this Quotation call to:

Direct all inquiries regarding this Proposal to:

Attention:

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.

Be advised that any response to this ad may be provided to the public upon request.

4:00 pm local time Friday, July 20, 2012 Office of the District of Vanderhoof PO Box 900 Vanderhoof, B.C., V0J 3A0 Ph: (250) 567-4711 Fax: (250) 567-9169

Be advised that any response to this notice will be part of the public record and is subject to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act. u

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Omineca Express

Brought to you by your MLA John Rustad

Pioneers Courageous Battles

Athletes Achieving

Human Interest

Serving the communities of... Endako, Fraser Lake, Fort Fraser, Cluculz Lake, & Vanderhoof

Featuring the spirit of the local people

Benefield camp engages Vanderhoof youth Christina Millington Omineca Express

The NVSS gym was full of enthusiasm and team spirit on July 5 as CFL All-Star; Daved Benefield delivered a motivational talk to the kids. The bleachers were filled with aspiring football players and their parents as they listened intently to what Benefield had to say about the game and how to get to the top. Born and raised in Southern California, Benefield stemmed from a family that revolved around values and making the most of what you’re allotted.

Benefield’s dad, a Vietnam veteran, his mother a city worker made sure that their son had an enriching upbringing that would provide opportunity when needed. “I started playing football in my sophomore year,” said Benefield. “I played because my friends were playing.” Benefield stressed that “teamsmanship” and learning the “fundamentals” are the key component when on the field come game day. “When you’re out there playing the game, you’re not alone,” he said. “You either want the job, or you don’t. You get to the point where you love it and don’t want to leave it.”

Benefield has been playing professional football for 13 years alongside All-Star athletes and coaches that exude a comradery on and off the field. “Brotherhood is what you learn,” echoed through the gymnasium as Benefield engaged the boys to speak up and share their goals and passion not only on the field, but also off. According to Benefield, education is the backbone behind anything you do in life – whether that is with sports or day-to-day endeavours, “set an example” not only for yourself, but your teammates as well. “You dream big and you go for it,” said Benefield. “That’s what football teaches you.”

John Rustad, MLA Nechako Lakes 183 First Street Vanderhoof Tel: 250-567-6820 Fax: 250-567-6822

Toll Free: 1-877-964-5650 E-mail: john.rustad.mla@leg.bc.ca Website: www.johnrustadmla.bc.ca

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Vanderhoof Omineca Express, July 11, 2012