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Salmon Day Free admission to the Fort St. James National Historic Site on Salmon Day July 21! Come and see our incredible salmon cook off, judge it for yourself, watch as your mayor and council compete and simply see a whole bunch of great fishing and salmon related programs for all ages. The salmon judging will take place from noon until 1 p.m., and the site will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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It’s hard to imagine a better place to be in the hot summer weather than out on beautiful Stuart Lake, and boats in the Cottonwood Marina have likely been calling loudly to their owners. The docks are pretty bare on the weekends, and the beaches, on the other hand, are full. Ruth Lloyd Photo

Fatal accident at Conifex Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier A fatal accident at the Conifex mill in Fort St. James has left a 44year-old Prince George man dead. According to RCMP, they received a call reporting a sudden death at the mill at just after 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, and members attended the scene. Upon investigation, it appears something heavy inside a building the man was helping to deconstruct slid, crushing him in his midsection. He was an employee of a contractor, and no Conifex employee was injured in the incident. When coworkers found the man unresponsive, they conducted CPR until the ambulance arrived, but the man was declared dead at the scene. RCMP helped to conduct an investigation on behalf of the Coroner Service in which they ruled out foul play and a Coroner attended the scene as well from Fraser Lake, because the coroner in Vanderhoof was unavailable. Victims Services was called in to assist the coworkers. Work Safe BC was also on site to conduct an investigation into the incident. Chief Operating Officer Kevin Horsnell said it was probably the hardest day of his entire working career and “all of us here at the Conifex Group were heartbroken.” “We’re in shock, to be honest,” said Horsnell, sending out condolences to the family. The name of the victim had not been released before press time.

Close call in firearm incident Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier Three young men are lucky not to be facing charges after an incident with the RCMP and a firearm. On July 10 at 1:40 a.m., RCMP responded to a call of suspicious persons around a residence at 341 Morice. Upon arrival, RCMP found three intoxicated males, all approximately 18 or 19 years old. While two officers were in conversation with two of the young men in the living room, they instructed one of the men to bring his

hands out where officers could see them. The young men then pulled what looked like a 9 mm handgun from behind his back. Both officers then drew their sidearms and instructed the young man to drop the gun. While it was determined the young man actually held a BB gun, the device was designed to look exactly like a 9 mm handgun, and he was lucky the officers did not mistakenly fire in self-defence. Staff Sergeant Paul Thalhofer said he hopes the incident will be a lesson to people to think before making similar mis-

takes. He gave credit to the members on the scene for the situation not having a more negative outcome. “They showed a lot of restraint,” he said. All three young men were taken into custody and held until sober, but it was decided the incident should be resolved informally. All of them were given a second chance and released without charge after serious discussions with officers. One of the young men was from Fort St. James, one was from Takla and one was from Prince George.


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Courier Survivors

The District’s Summer Recreation Program began two weeks ago with “All Games Great & Small” and “The FSJ Survivors.” We had a lot of laughs in “All Games Great & Small” as we played cooperative games using alphabet balls and rubber chickens, and had fun putting a spin on some old favorites. In “FSJ Survivor” we had a blast challenging ourselves with obstacle courses, relay races, endurance challenges, and lots of funny games. A couple of my favorites were Pucker Up, where the winner was able to hold a slice of lemon in their mouth the longest, and the Ice Toes Challenge, which was just as chilly as it sounds! Each participant received a well-earned t-shirt and official certificate for their perseverance and teamwork as a FSJ Survivor! The following week we’ll be enjoying a week of random adventures in “MiX It uP!” and exploring our creative sides in “Arts & Crafts Extravaganza.” Tune in for some highlights.


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LEFT: The District of Fort St. James Mayor and Council held an open house last week at the Music Makers Hall to solicit public input into taking a stand on the Enbridge Northern Gatewaty Project. Ruth Lloyd Photo

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Soliciting public opinion Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier The District of Fort St. was soliciting public opinion on taking a stand on the proposed Northern Gateway Project last week. They ran an online poll and held an open house. While not claiming to be scientifically accurate, the goal, according to Mayor Rob MacDougall was to get a sense of what the community wanted from the mayor and council in regards to the project. Attendance at the open house at Music Makers Hall saw over 40 people attend on a sunny afternoon to express their opinions, and Mayor Rob MacDougall and the rest of council was there to speak to the public and listen to their concerns. The online poll the district created had been completed by 129 people as of Thursday and the hard copy of the poll was completed by 22 more at the open house.

Dr. Paul Stent was one of the area residents at the open house to talk to the mayor and council, and he said the more he reads about the proposed pipeline, the less he supports it. “The local impacts are scary in terms of what it could do … Pitka Creek … the noise of the pumping station,” he said. “All of the environmental impacts, from the tar sands all the way to Kitimat. I’d like my grandkids to be able to enjoy the Skeena River, inlets, Kitimat and things like that.” The district was going to be compiling the information to add to the conversation the mayor and council were having around taking a stand for or against the proposed pipeline. This then could potentially impact any final submissions the District of Fort St. James might put forward to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel currently underway, as the district is a

registered intervenor in the process. Mayor Rob MacDougall said he did not hear anything surprising at the open house, and did not speak to anyone who was advocating for the proposed pipeline. He expected council to discuss the survey findings and feedback at the next week’s council meeting on July 18, at which point they would decide whether or not to take a stand on the proposed pipeline. The proposed pipeline route would cross Stuart River near the community and a pump station is also proposed for south of the community as well, not far from residences on Airport Road. The Fort St. James Sustainability Group, Enbridge and the BC Northern Gateway Landowners Association were initially invited to attend the district’s open house as a question and answer opportunity to provide information for the community members. However, this plan

changed when the Sustainability Group declined the invitation in a letter outlining their concerns with the proposed format for the open house, as they saw it in conflict with the original proposal brought forward when the group brought a request for council to take a stand at the June 13 council meeting. “Inviting and organizing for Enbridge, the FSJ Sustainability Group and Landowners Group to share information is inconsistent with this strategy and has the potential of creating an unsafe and hostile environment,” said the letter. “An information-sharing session is not what we agreed to. Developing this type of strategy is not conducive to an open and welcome atmosphere where all community members are able to feel comfortable sharing their points of view with the mayor and council. This strategy is not an appropriate forum to solicit community perspective.”

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• Column... Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier High tea, low tea, it’s all just good tea at the historic site on Sundays. I had the distinct privilege of enjoying one of the six seats for a Sunday afternoon tea at the historic site on July 8. The Fort St. James National Historic Site offers Sunday teas for six by reservation through much of their season, and it was my first time experiencing the little bit of time travel. It was a sweltering hot Sunday, and the historic site buildings were a cool refuge from the heat. The dining table was set with Blue Willow china, and the first order of the day was to choose our two flavours of tea, with a fragrant bunch to choose from.

We opted for a really beautifully-scented Earl Grey with a contrasting pot of the more humble and local Labrador Tea. We learned a little about the history of “tea time” and “high tea” versus “low tea” (the historic site afternoon is a bit of a blend of the two) and after our first cup, we were served a wonderful first course of homemade seafood chowder. This was then followed with an assortment of finger sandwiches and a plate of devilled eggs and pickles. While we worked on our delicious delicacies, we were also serenaded from the next room by our server Kelsey, who sang some amazing operatic vocal pieces to create an authentically charming atmosphere. It was all a lot of fun, with the group of us being quite blown

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away by the service and the amount of fabulous food. The sandwiches were followed by a threetiered tray of pastry, biscuits, cake and cookies, which you could choose to sweeten up with some raspberry and at dealing with the freezer jam from the little curves we threw park’s own raspberries. at them, and everyone It was all topped of came away relaxed and with a final course of very full. fresh sliced strawberIt was a lovely way ries and sharp white to spend a Sunday afcheddar, with more tea, ternoon with wonderof course. ful company, steeped The staff were great in history (pardon the at accommodating us pun). TOP: Tea and delicacies served on Blue WIllow china was the order of the day at the Fort St. James National Historic Site July 8. RIGHT: Kelsey Wheatley served our delicious tea, and even threw in a song.

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NEWS Warren Constantine wins big at western championships Courier

Warren Constantine won his first ever major championship this year, winning big at the Western Canadian Amateur Motorsports Championships. Warren took first overall in the 85cc for 12-16 year olds class and second overall in the super mini class. “This is super exciting for Warren this year,” said Carrie Constantine, Warren’s mom. The Fort St. James motocross racer is only 14 years old, but already he has taken home a large collection of trophies from his series racing career in motocross, but none were at major events like Raymond. The championships, held in Raymond, Alberta, were tough racing, with the track being quite rough at times, and condi-

Warren Constantine took home some impressive new hardware for his collection at the Western Canadian Amateur Motorsports Championships. Photo courtesy of Carrie Constantiine

tions being very challenging - both windy and hot. With winds blowing 60-70 km/hr on Wednesday while practicing, some riders were blown off the track or into each other as they flew through

the air over jumps. According to Warren’s mom Carrie, one of Warren’s friends and his major competition was blown past the landing of a large double jump, and when he landed flat,

the rider compressed two discs in his back, putting him out of competition for up to eight weeks. Four laps later, Carrie said a similar thing happened to Warren, and it was a bit scary. But after giving it some time, Warren felt sore, but okay to continue. The weather was better on Thursday for competition, and Warren had great races, doing so well in the first two categories, he decided not to push his luck and bowed out of the third category he was originally going to enter. Carrie’s account of his second day of racing is an exciting play-by-play of how the races unfolded: “Day two of racing Warren didn’t get a great start in his 85 class but he moved up right away and rode a great race finishing 1st again.

His supermini class he got the holeshot out of 39 bikes and held the lead over the Canadian Champion for about half a lap. Warren found a bad rut and went down, he managed to get restarted and right back in the mix only falling to about sixth place. He worked his way through the pack fairly quickly and fought around second place Landon Nelson of Prince George. Landon and Warren race against each other tire to tire all the time! It’s not surprising they found each other again at the Western Canadian Amateur Nationals. Warren managed to pass Landon and finished the race in second place again. After day two my nerves where shot, we knew Warren only had to race two clean motos. He was sitting in first place

overall in the 85 12-16 class and second overall in the supermini class. Saturday morning first thing the kids had to race supermini, Warren went out and raced his perfect race. He finished second without any trouble and was so happy with that standing in that class. We had to wait a little while for his 85 class, when the gates dropped Warren got the holeshot and raced a perfect race and finally, finally won his Championship. You couldn’t wipe the smile off his face, not to mention his father and myself.” The Constantine family and Sara King’s family were both at Raymond, which is an expensive event to get to and enter. King is another well-established local racer, look for a story on her time at Raymond in the near fu-

ture. Local sponsorship helped without the financial burden, with the District of Fort St. James and Fort Machine Works helping with travel costs for the two competitors, but neither competitor will be heading to Walton, Ontario for the Canadian Grand Nationals, because according to Warren, it’s “too far, too expensive.” Warren’s next races will instead be a little closer to home, with some more series racing in north-central B.C. and somer races in the Peace region as well, which he hasn’t done before, and which he said will give him an opportunity for some different competition. He will also head to Kamloops again in September for the BCMA Pro-Am Provincials.

BC Games first step for many athletes When the Olympic and Paralympic Games begin in London, there are a number of Canadian athletes who will remember their first multi-sport experience at a BC Games. Twenty-four athletes on the Canadian Olympic team started their journey to London with a trip to the BC Games including 2008 Olympic gold medallist Carol Huynh (Wrestling), and recent Giro d’Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal (Cycling). As part of the athlete development pathway, the BC Games are a first multisport experience for young athletes that lead towards provincial and national teams and ultimately the Olympic or Paralympic Games. The BC Games are part of a strong provincial sport system that provides an outstanding training environment and support services for high-performance athletes. Forty per cent of the Canadian Olympic team live or train in B.C. Shot-putter Dylan Armstrong of Kamloops is one of Canada’s great medal hopes at the 2012 Olympic Games. He is a shining example of a B.C. athlete who has developed to international success with support through all the stages of the athlete pathway. Involved at a young age with the Kamloops Track and Field Club, he represented the Thompson-Okanagan Zone at the 1995 and

1996 BC Summer Games. Success as part of Team BC at the 2001 Canada Games was next before winning gold for Canada at the 2007 and 2010 Pan American Games. All eyes are on this BC Games alumnus to better his fourth place finish from the 2008 Olympic Games. Swimmer Brent Hayden of Mission is another medal contender in London. Brent competed at the 1998 BC Summer Games and reflected, “The BC Summer Games was the point in my career when I realized that I had the potential to go further. It was soon after that that I decided to switch from be-

ing a summer swimmer to training all year round. It is clear that I wouldn’t have noticed my own potential without the BC Summer Games.” The full Paralympic team will be named later this summer but former BC Games athletes Bo Hedges of Fort St. John (Wheelchair Basketball) and Adam Rahier of Powell River (Swimming) will be part of the team. Over 2,300 athletes between the ages of 10 and 18 will be at the 2012 BC Summer Games, which kick off just one week prior to the start of the Olympics. It is an inspiring expe-

rience that will ignite the dreams of many young athletes to pursue their sport to the highest level. A veteran of the Canadian Women’s Soccer team, Karina LeBlanc from Maple Ridge remembered, “It was an amazing experience because I did dream of one day being at the Olympic Games and it was the closest thing for me to it, so it made me want to be there that much more!” Watch for the next generation of Olympians and Paralympians at the 2012 BC Summer Games, July 19-22. See the complete list of BC Games alumni heading to London at

RIDLEY TERMINALS INC. CALL FOR ART PROPOSALS Ridley Terminals Inc. will be purchasing $50,000 worth of artwork from artists residing in northern BC. Northern BC consists of areas from Prince Rupert, north to the BC/Yukon border, east to the BC/Alberta border, south to Prince George, and west to Haida Gwaii. Email to get a proposal package. Only submissions following the proposal procedure will be accepted. Deadline for submissions is July 30, 2012. An adjudication committee of qualified people will make the final selection of art to be purchased. Only artists with successful proposals will be notified.

New buses a canvas for local artists July 2012 -- Mount Milligan employees living in Fort St. James and Mackenzie will soon be travelling to work in style. Newly purchased mine shuttle buses are on order and will delivered to the communities sometime in September. A top North American manufacturer designed the custom-built vehicles. Each bus has a high output engine, 4x4 drivetrain, and an air filtration system able to cope with dusty conditions. For a more enjoyable ride, the buses feature an on-board washroom, additional heating and air conditioning units, and specialty seating, with additional legroom. To celebrate the arrival of these buses, and the spirit and artistic talent in the local communities, Thompson Creek Metals is hosting a contest to find a custom design for bus exterior. Once the buses are

built, the manufacturer will cover the sides and back of the bus with an overlay featuring the winning designs. Residents of all ages and ability are invited to submit their ideas by drawing a design on the bus outline provided on the entry form. (Please remember to leave the windows and doors blank). Entry forms and the contest rules are available at www.mtmilligan. com/sustainability/ community, or from the Fort St. James or Mackenzie offices. For more information, or to submit an entry, please email busdesign@, or visit the Fort St. James or Mackenzie community offices. Submit your entry before 4:00 pm on August 24th. A judging panel will choose the winning designs, and the artists will be notified in early September. Winners will be featured in this column,

in the Mount Milligan internal and external newsletters, as well as on the company website. The decorated buses will be unveiled at community events in Mackenzie and Fort St. James taking place towards the end of September. Anyone wishing to see their artwork showcased in the community is encouraged to submit an entry. There are no maximum entries per person, though designs must be original work of the artist. Mount Milligan will be the first major copper gold mine to open in BC in more than a decade. The project is currently employing a construction workforce of approximately 850 and once in operations, at the end of 2013, the mine will create more than 350 permanent jobs. A d d i t i o n a l information on Mount Milligan is available at


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NEWS Rower from Fort heads to Courier

London Paralympics Cara Brday Black Press Joan Reid grew up in Fort St. James — a girl who liked bike riding in a hockey town. She wasn’t interested in sports and after a car accident in 1985 left her in a wheelchair, there were other things to think about.“I never really considered myself an athlete but when I got back from Serbia, I felt like an athlete,” said Reid, 51, who qualified for the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the ASWx class in rowing. She won her final single-scull rowing race by 22 seconds at a qualifying event in Belgrade in May. Rowing was originally a crosstraining sport for Reid when she started crosscountry skiing with the goal of competing in the 2010 Paralympic Games. She won a number of races, including two World Cup silvers.“I tried downhill skiing with Silver Star Adaptive Snow Sports with Randy Schellenberg. He’s great. He started a lot of adaptive sports in the area. Then I got into para-nordic skiing,” she said. “I think I would have made it for 2010 if I hadn’t broken my rib rowing but I just couldn’t get back to where I was.” Then Bill Maloney, a cross-country ski coach, encouraged her

with a training program and fitness trainer Cindy Garvin started to help her with exercises and she was inspired to try rowing again. The next step was to train with Rowing BC provincial coach Martin George at the Vernon Rowing and Paddling Centre on Swan Lake starting about a year ago. She now rows with a unique prosthetic chest piece designed by Alan Blyt of Hagar Orthotics in Kelowna. “This is the only one of its type in the world and it not only gives me support, but assists me to train long hours injury free,” said Reid, who qualified to continue on the road to London last summer in an Ontario time trial. She felt she wasn’t ready for the World Cup last year but trained all winter, including at a camp in Florida, and submitted her ergometer scores to Rowing Canada. She is taking leave from her job as a church administrator in Enderby, where she lives, and her business, Cat-tale Cottages, rental cabins on Gardom Lake, to concentrate on training. Her day starts at 6 a.m. when she gets up, has breakfast, does a few things around the house and is on Swan Lake by 8:30 a.m. six days a week. After that it’s a rest, something to eat and off to work

in the gym with Gavin or on her bike on alternate days, followed by a nap. After supper, she tries to relax or do some office work. “This stage of her training is intense. Joan’s got some really good technique. Her strength is going to take her a long way. She’s a joy to work with. I love working with adaptive athletes. It’s a challenging and rewarding thing for me to do,” said Gavin. Reid will be competing Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2 at Dorney Course at Eton in one-kilometre races where her best time is five minutes and 58 seconds. She will be rowing in a 21-foot-log scull, just wide enough to sit in, loaned to her by Ireland. She brings her own seat, straps and oars. Coach Martin George thinks Reid is well prepared. “It’s an amazing result from someone who has come a long way in just a year. Joan has worked very hard to get to where she is and she showed with her performance at Belgrade that she wanted a sport at the Paralympic

Games,” he said. Reid took part in a regatta in Italy before competing in Belgrade, so she knows seven of the rowers she will be up against in London. She’s set to go to a training camp in Portugal in August. There’s no turning back now. “It’s not just me. I can’t just take it easy. A lot of people are putting a lot of time and energy into me — my coaches and trainers and Go Row and Paddling, and Vernon Rowing and Paddling Centre for sponsoring me and the Enderby Lions Club for getting new rowing clothes for me. My friends at my Bible study group help with meals because I don’t like to cook and they give me a lot of emotional and spiritual support. So many people have helped along the way and I’m really grateful for that,” she said. “I still get nervous before a race but I’ve learned to handle it. I know what I have to do and I’m going to do it and I hope I can bring back a medal.” Paralymics Summer Games are the second largest sporting event


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in the world today, the first being the Olympic Games. The creation of athletic games for people with disabilities goes back to the Second World War and a doctor in England, Ludwig Guttmann, who believed in using sports therapy to enhance the quality of life for people who were wounded during the war. He organized the 1948 international Wheelchair Games to coincide with the 1948 London Olympics. Since then, the games have grown to include events for athletes with a variety of disabilities. The last Paralympics Summer Games were held in Beijing, China in 2008 with more than 4,000 athletes from 148 countries taking part. The first Paralympic Winter Games were held in Sweden in 1976.

Community Events Community Events are free of charge as they are sponsored by the Caledonia Courier COMING EVENTS... Will appear as space is available, free of charge in this section. Coming events are available to non-profit organizations only. This area is not intended for thank you submissions or selling products. It is simply a place for nonprofit organizations a place to announce upcoming free activities. You can e-mail your item to advertising@ or by fax: 567-2070. Your organizations’ announcement can also be dropped off at our office located at #111250 Stuart Drive, Fort St. James. Decision of the publisher is final. *** FORT ADULT CENTRE FOR EDUCATION...Suite 221-250 Stuart Drive, in the Goodwin Building. Open daily 8:00-4:00 and now Tuesday evenings 6:009:00pm. Call 250-996-7712 for more information. *** ST PATRICK’S ANGLICAN CHURCH... hosts a free lunch every Tuesday from 11.00am 1.00pm. All are welcome. This lunch is made possible through the generous giving of time and resources,by many people in the region, including Sylvia Isaac, The Roman Catholic Church, Camp Living Water, and many other individuals.We wish to thank all those who contribute their labour to this program as well as those who provide food and other necessities. We also run a small food bank on Tuesday morning, and are very thankful for all who contribute to this endeavor. For further information please call Gwen Andrews 567-6744. *** SERVICE TIMES... at St Patrick’s Anglican Church, Fort St James, will be 2.00pm every Sunday. Friday at 6.00pm - Each week we offer a Fellowship time

with soup, music, and prayer, at St Patrick’s Anglican Church Hall beginning at 6.00pm. Please come and join us. *** FIREWEED CLOTHES DRIVE...The Fireweed Safe Haven is doing a winter clothes drive. We are looking for jackets, boots, snow pants, mitts, hats, scarves, fleeces, etc, for men, women and children. The items will then be given to families in the community that need them. If you do not have anything at home that you can part with but still wish to contribute, you can purchase mitts, socks, or thermal underwear. Please drop items off at the Fireweed Safe Haven. For more information please contact Talia at (250) 996-8081. Every little bit helps. *** AUXILIARY TO STUART LAKE HOSPITAL... Monthly meeting 2nd Wednesday each month. Hospital Cafeteria 7:00 p.m. *** FORT ST. JAMES PUBLIC LIBRARY HOURS... Tuesday 11:30-8:00 Wednesday 11:30-4:30 Thursday 11:30-4:30 Friday 11:30-8:00 Saturday 11:00-3:00 *** NECHAKO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY...Child and Youth Mental Health and Counseling Services available at no cost. Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Call 996-7645 for appointment. *** FORT TRAP AND HANDGUN CLUB... meets last Sunday of every month. Contact Sharon at 9968373 for more information. *** FORT ST. JAMES SEARCH & RESCUE... steering committee

meetings first Tuesday of every month. 7:00 p.m. above the Fort St. James Firehall. Training is the third Tuesday of every month at the Firehall at 7 p.m. New members welcome. *** MUSIC MAKERS...New members always WELCOME. Not everyone has to be on stage, there is lots of work behind the scenes. Call Rosemary Allan at 250-9968997 for more info. *** THE THRIFT STORE...has a new name! “The Bargain Basement”. We are still at the same location, across from Shoppers Food Mart. Donations of clean clothing and small housewares are greatly appreciated. Please, no books or magazines. Proceeds are used for community needs. Open Wed-Sat, 12 noon to 4pm. *** PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT...If you know anyone, including a child, who has been abused or harmed by a psychiatrist call the Citizens Commission on Human Rights at: 1-800670-2247. *** ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS... Every Thursday, 8 p.m. at the United Church Hall on 2nd Avenue. Contact 996-8290. *** FIREWEED SAFE HAVEN...a safe place for women and their children leaving violence or abuse. 24 hour access - please call 9968000. *** FORT ST. JAMES PARENT ADVISORY...3rd Tuesday every month 7 p.m. at High School. *** DROP IN AT THE LEGION... for fun darts. No charge. Every Saturday 2:30 p.m.

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Next draw date:

July 21st!!

Winner of the June draw was Luma Dumont of Granisle.

Our Inventory Clearance Sale Continues!!! HUGE SAVINGS!! • 136,590 KMs • 4 door, all-wheel drive, automatic • Bose sound system • tilt steering, cruise control, dual a/c • rear window wiper • sunroof

Reg price: $11,900

Reg price: $16,900


Reg price: $28,800


$ 14,740

• 51,890 KMs • 4 door SUV • manual-shift auto • all wheel drive, A/C • tilt steering, cruise control • power windows and mirrors • heated seats • OnStar, remote start • satellite radio

• 37,750 KMs • 2 door coupe • auto trans, front wheel drive • tilt steering • bucket front seats • spoiler

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• 13,490 KMs • 4 door SUV, auto • 4x4, A/C, tilt steering, cruise control, power windows & mirrors • heated seats • remote start • satellite radio.



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2011 GMC TERRAIN SALE PRICE! 00 SLE-2 $ 7,800 R086 R0863 6


• 172,160 KMs • 4 door double cab • 5 speed automatic • four wheel drive • tilt steering, cruise control, power windows, a/c, rear sliding windows • security system, step bumper, short box

Reg price: $20,900

• 43,060 KMs • 4 door crew cab • 4 speed auto, 4x4 • A/C, tilt steering • cruise control • power windows and mirrors • OnStar, short box • trailer hitch.

Reg price: $28,900

Reg price: $24,900






• 66,920 KMs • 4 door crew cab • manual-shift auto • 4x4, A/C, tilt steering • cruise control, power windows & mirrors • remote start, satellite radio, short box • trailer hitch



Reg price: $26,400

2009 DODGE RAM 1500 SLT



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• 83,715 KMs • 4 door crew cab • auto, 4x4, A/C • tilt steering • cruise control • power windows and mirrors • box liner • bench seating.

Reg price: $21,900

2008 FORD F-150 XLT






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141,640 KMs 4 door crew cab 6 speed auto, 4x4 dual zone A/C, tilt steering, cruise control • power windows and mirrors, heated leather seats, Bose sound system, OnStar, remote start, satellite radio • tow package

• 87,727 KMs • 4 door, automatic • all-wheel drive, a/c • tilt steering, power moon roof, dual airbags, heated leather seats, rear view camera • remote start • side impact airbags

Reg price: $44,900

Reg Price: $39,900

! 2009 GMC SIERRA SALE PRICE 00 3500 SLT $ 43,900 R0848






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135,760 KMs 4 door crew cab 6 speed auto, 4x4 A/C, tilt steering cruise control power windows and mirrors, Bose sound system, heated seats • power sunroof • remote start, backup sensor, tow package.

• 178,525 KMs • 4 door SUV • 4 speed auto • 4x4, A/C, tilt steering, cruise control, power windows and mirrors, running boards • trailer hitch

Reg price: $44,900

Reg price: $9,850

! 2009 GMC SIERRA SALE PRICE 00 2500HD LTZ $ 42,200 R0832

! SALE PRICE 00 2004 JEEP LIBERTY $ 8,900 R08 LIMITED EDITION R0810 Price does not include documentation fee of $399

Check out our latest flyer for more great deals or look on our website - updated daily... Highway 16, Houston

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Caledonia Courier

Rediscover Fort St. James Riverside Repair

Riverside Repairs Highway 27, Fort St. James, B.C. V0J 1P0

Phone: 250-996-0099 HIAB FLAT DECK CUBE TRUCK


Service anywhere in the Central Interior

With an average of 25 years experience for each of the six employees, Riverside Repairs contains a wealth of knowledge and services. Since 2000, the business has offered a range of automotive, heavy-duty, marine and small engine mechanical repair services, as well as fabricating and automotive parts and supplies. The work is done by licensed

heavy duty and automotive mechanics, and the shop is also a licensed CVSE inspection facility. More recently, the business has expanded into expediting and repair services for Mount Milligan Mine. The partnership with the mine has been a great opportunity for Riverside Repairs according to owner Arlan Gainor. “We really like working for

them and they’re really great people to work with,” said Gainor. Located at 2858 Garvie Road, Riverside Repairs is your delivery and repair hub in Fort St. James. Contact them at 250-9960099, 250-996-0093 (fax) or via email at riverside@telus. net to fi nd out what they can do for you today.

Fax: 250-996-0093


Mining Industry Certificate Starts in September Come into your local campus now to fill out the application forms. Email: Website: CNC Campus @ 179 Douglas Fort St. James

Phone: 250-996-7019 Summer hours for CNC campus are 9 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday

THE STUART NECHAKO ADVERTISER CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS... VANDERHOOF Omineca Express office Vanderhoof Co-op Vanderhoof Co-op C Store Careb Entertainment Extra Foods Janet’s Hair Gallery Vanderhoof Post Office Riverside Place Nechako View Senior’s Home Speedway Road Mapes Blackwater Road CJ’s Trailer Court Loop Road Prairiedale Braeside Road Jones Road ENDAKO Endako Bar & Grill

CLUCULZ LAKE BROOKSIDE RESORT FRASER LAKE Par 3 Sports Fraser Lake Rexall Fraser Lake Building Supplies ENGEN FORT FRASER Fort Fraser Petro Can FORT ST JAMES Lakeshore Realty Sana’aih Market Overwaitea Foods Fort Loonie Bin Fas Gas Plus Lakeside Pharmacy Red Fox Bistro

Caledonia Courier Wednesday, July 18, 2012 A9 Our Mission Statement The Fort St. James Chamber Exists to promote trade, progress, development, and the economic and civic welfare of our community in order to make it a better place to live and work

Fort St. James

Chamber Chatter 15th Annual Fort St. James Fishing Derby– June 29th to July 1st 1st Place: 8lb 10oz, Eric Geddes

2nd Place 6.918 lbs, Lesley Lantenhammer 3rd Place 5 lb 8.5 oz Neil Meise 4th Place 5 lb 8oz Pat Morris ParƟcipatory winners Sandra L Joseph & George Olin Thank you to the Sponsors In the Picture from LeŌ to Right Andrew Wheatley-Chamber President Lesley Lantenhammer & Mr. Lantenhammer

OuelleƩe Bros. The Fort St. James Chamber of Commerce would also like to make a special thanks to BNK Automotive (Blaine Dionne, Jaime Hoffert, Tiffany O’Hara) TRU Hardware (Bruce McDonald), Suspenders General Store (Leon and Kathy Burdeniuk), Nechako Outdoors , Omineca Sports, Carrier Food & Fuel (Alana Marquis and Margaret Hurell) in Fort St. James for selling the Fishing Derby Tickets. Also a special thanks to Katie Cromarty caretaker for the government wharf, Ken Kristianson from Ruby Rock for being our weigh masters and Lionel Conant for your help.

Fort St. James Chamber of Commerce AGM Synopsis The Fort St. James AGM was a great success. Held on the beautiful lakeside resort of Pitka Bay and owned by Rick and Margo Claughton provided us with a great backdrop for our event. Having guest speakers such as Rob MacDougall Mayor of Fort St. James, Jennifer McCall from the Prince George Chamber of Commerce, Cathy LaForge from NewGold, and Keith Federick from Community Futures Stuart Nechako made for a great and diversified spectrum of views. However, this event would not of been able to come together without people’s help. Therefore, the Fort St. James Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Cam McCormick for helping me in the set up, and lending of chairs for the event. Thanks Cam! The Chamber would also like to thank Hops Cold Beer and Wine Store, Apollo Forest Products, Sana’aih Market, Tl’oh Forest Products, Overwaitea, and the Fort St. James Chamber for their kind and generous donations. The Chamber also thanks Allan Howell for his help as well. Please join us for our next AGM (2013) being held at the Stuart Lake Golf Course.

Interested in getting medical and dental coverage. Please call the Chamber at 250.996.7023 or email us at to get set up. Call now!

P.O. Box 1164 115 Douglas Avenue, Fort St. James, B.C V0J 1P0 Telephone: 250-996-7023 Fax: 250-996-7047 Toll Free: 1-800-608-7698 Email:


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In Memoriam

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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.

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Merchandise for Sale

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Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd/ Newcastle Timber Have vacancies in the following job: 1)Heavy Duty Mechanic 2)Driller/Blaster 3)Swamper 4)Hydraulic Log Loader Operator 5)Yarder Operator. Details can be seen at Fax resume to 250-287-9259 LANDS & RESOURCES COORDINATOR: F/T position with Kwakiutl Band Council in Port Hardy. Senior position. Email for job description: casey.larochelle@kwakiutl.bc. ca or call 250-949-6012 Deadline 07/27/12 LOOKING FOR Sales Representatives - Canadian Taxpayers Federation is expanding our Sales Division in your area. For more information visit: Call 1800-667-7933 Ext 111 or email: national.manager@

QUAD L ENTERPRISES LTD. has job openings for: Certified Utility Arborist’s and Mulcher Operators Please submit resumes to: or fax (780)538-3949

AUTOMATED TANK Manufacturing Inc. is looking for welders. Due to a huge expansion to our plant located in Kitscoty, Alberta, 20km west of Lloydminster, we have openings for 10-3rd year apprentices or journeyperson welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd yr apprentice $28$30/hr, journeyperson $32$35/hr, higher with tank experience. Profit sharing bonus plus manufacturing bonus incentive. Full insurance package 100% paid by company. Good working environment. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine at; (office)780-8462231; (fax)780-846-2241 or send resume to:; p r o d u c t i o n @ a u t o t a n k s. c a . Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161.

Complete Dispersal Auction

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT AUCTION (New & Used) Wed, July 18th @ 6:00pm, preview same day 9-6, 3953 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna, 1-800-556-5945

Stuart Lake Townhouses Newly renovated, family oriented, 3 bdrm, 2 bath with basement, 2 parking stalls, No dogs. Ref Req’d 250-996-4073 or 250-996-7598

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INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: M O N E Y P ROV I D E R . C O M $500 Loan and +. No credit refused. Fast, easy, 100% secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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Selkin Logging Limited requires the following: Buncher operator, skidder operator, road builder & log truck driver. • Required immediately • Benefit package available

DROWNING IN Debt? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. Avoid bankruptcy! Free consultation. Toll Free 1 877-5563500 GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

Fax or email resume to: (250) 699-6545

NAK’AZDLI BAND COUNCIL P.O. BOX 1329, FORT ST. JAMES, BC V0J 1P0 TELEPHONE 250-996-7171 FAX 250-996-8010

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

Houses For Sale

Home For Sale 341 Morice Ave. $119,000.00

The Nak’azdli Band has an opening for a RECORDS MANAGEMENT/MEMBERSHIP CLERK. This is a fulltime permanent employment opportunity. (IRA will be once a week-File Management will be 4 days a week) Qualifications: lIndian Registration Administrator (IRA) training will be provided. ● Advise applicants of registration criteria under section 6 of Indian act. ● Provide forms and assist applicants in filling out the necessary paperwork for registration. ● Assist in procuring necessary documentation to support applicant’s registration ● Ability to work with minimum supervision. ● Excellent organization skills. ● Must possess experience in working with data bases, accurate word processing and spreadsheets. ● Experience working in a numerical filing system. ● Ability to establish and document filing categories and classifications. ● General office skills. ● Minimum of Grade 12. ● Confidentiality and Code of Ethics a must. The Records Management/Membership Clerk works directly under the Executive Secretary. In this position you will be required to record and reference Band documents for orderly storage and ease of access. Ensure that documents are accurately filed and retrieved with an efficient manner. Maintain accurate Band membership records, assist clients with Status Registration and Band Membership. CLOSING DATE: AUGUST 1, 2012

PLEASE NO PHONE CALLS Note: only those applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be invited.

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Send Resumes to Attention: Reuben Blackwater, Band Manager Above address or email:

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

Financial Services

Older Renovated Bungalow, 3 Bedrooms, large beautiful country kitchen, mega kitchen cupboard space, 4 piece bath, comes with washer, dryer, fridge, stove and dishwasher, metal roof, vinyl siding, new windows, FAGas furnace, municipal water and sewer. Possibly some furniture. Large garage with new metal roof. Available Sept. 1st. Call Deb (Hadwen) Williams


Modular Homes

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Sale Conducted on Behalf of John & Olinda Wiens. August 18, 2012 Saturday @ 10:00 am Auction Located at Danskin, BC. Keefes Landing Road, Southside of Francios Lake. Follow signs thru Burns Lake Hwy 35 South to Francios Lake Ferry. Once on Southside Drive straight up the Hill 7 Miles to Danskin BC. Properties: 6328 Hamre Road, (Part E1/2, DL 2394) located in beautiful Danskin, BC. 169.38 acres comes with a beautiful home, hay fields, spectacular view, landscaped yard, garden, fenced yard & property. First floor area 2376 sq. ft., ground level w/ basement entrance 1496 sq. ft. 6 bdrms, 3 baths, office, fireplace, kitchen, living areas. Basement has separate ensuite kitchen & living area. 2 car & 1 car attached garages. Electric & oil heat, cold storage, meat locker/cooler, central vacuum. Tack, garden, sheep shed, fuel tank. 3 water system options, deep well, natural spring & community water system is available w/ hookup. Heavy equipment shop w/ drive thru bay & fuel tanks & stands. This is a turnkey property. Whitney Road, (Lot 3, Plan 10574, DL 716 & Lot 8, Plan 10674, DL 716) “Choice of 2 Houses”. One is a beautifully crafted post & beam 2 level w/ loft home. The 2nd 3 level log home, also beautifully crafted. These homes are at Lock up stage. Metal roofing, fully insulated basements w/ ground access, decks, stairs, & drilled wells on both properties. Log home is 41x33 on 5 acres & a 2 side wrap deck w/ 2 additional decks above. Post & beam home is 35x27 w/ 2 sided 9 ft wrap deck and sits on 5.87 acres. Easy access to power and close to services & 5 min from the ferry. Uncha Mountain Road, (Block B, DL 1700), 151.7 acres. 1230 sq.ft. log home, heated by wood. Garage w/ concrete floor and numerous outbuildings. It also comes with an additional log cabin and gravity fed spring. 256 Murray Road, (Lot D, Plan 8466, DL 716), this property is Vacant land on 5.65 acres very close to Francois Lake, ferry landing & services. CABINS: 8x12 Post & beam trappers cabin & 16x24 ft. Post & Beam cabin with 6 ft deck. Great opportunity to add one of these cabins to one of the above Properties or spot of your choice. Goodwin Road, Decker Lake BC, (Lot B, Plan PRP14697, DL 2545), this lot is 6.992 acres. This property is right on Hwy 16 between Burns Lake & Decker Lake and could be zoned commercial. Location & convienience to Burns Lake would be a great asset for any business. This could be suitable for Commercial Truck Stop or other Commercial Purposes. This Property has numerous potential for any buyer. Come out and take a Look! This is an excellent property/land sale. Free ferry! Come early, ferry may be shuttling due to the auction traffic. Motel, Campsites, Resorts & Services (fuel, restaurants & stores) on the Southside for your convenience. If you wish to come the night before feel free to contact Moosehorn Lodge @ 250-694-3730 or Takysie Lake Resort & Motel @ 250-694-3403. Looking forward to seeing you at the Auction! CONDITION OF SALE Terms: Cash & Check with Identification, sorry No Credit cards. Items are As Is Condition ~ Not responsible for accidents. There will be a Concession on Site. Any question Please Contact: Mike Steinebach


Antiques / Classics

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

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

Misc. Wanted I Buy Old Coins & Collections Olympic, Gold Silver Coins etc Call Chad 250-863-3082 Local

Real Estate Other Areas FREE BROCHURE. Kings County “Land of Orchards, Vineyards and Tides”. Nova Scotia’s beautiful Annapolis Valley. Live! Work! Start a business! Toll-Free: 1-888865-4647

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent (250) 694-3497 or Cell (250) 692-6107 Egon Steinebach @ (250) 694-3319 or Cell (250) 570- 2055 E-Mail: & Website Auction continued in second Ad

HILLCREST apts. Lg. 1 & 2bdrm suites. Very clean and quite. Adult orientated. 250996-8151 Lakeview Apartments 752 Stuart Dr. W. Fort St. James. 2bdrm apt. Newly renovated. Quiet, clean building. Adult oriented. no pets R.R. Avail. now 250-996-4073 or 250-996-7598


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.



Legal Notices Notice of Sale of Motor Vehicle under Warehouseman’s Lien Act To G.E. Canada and Pope and Talbot Ltd. of 300 Takla Road, Fort Saint James, British Columbia, Canada. The following vehicle 2002 Ford F150 4 whdr pick up Vin# 2FTRX18W62CA56652 will be sold July 27th at 3:00 pm for storage fees incurred to the amount of $8,500.00, at Don’s Repair, 120 2nd Ave East in Fort Saint James, British Columbia, Canada. Vanderhoof, BC


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Featuring the spirit of the local people Turning the page Longtime librarian moves on and a new librarian learns the ropes Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier When Diana Uhrich began working for the Fort St. James Library, they were just phasing out the card catalogue. Library users of the past can recall the drawers and drawers of small cards, one for each book in the library. In Uhrich’s 15 and a half years, things have changed a lot, with computer automation making the sharing of books and information across B.C. libraries possible. “Things are better,” said Uhrich. “The only thing that hasn’t changed is when the power goes out.” While many cash businesses are forced to close when they lose power, the library can simply revert to pen and paper to record books going out, and then they enter them once power is restored. But while she has been around for a lot of changes, and the new library building, Uhrich is moving on, she and her husband are moving into Prince George. “Hopefully I’ll find something just as fulfilling in Prince George,” she said. “I’ve really enjoyed this.” While it took quite awhile to find a replacement, Wayne Briscoe was eventually selected, and he appears to be a

great fit. “I’ve been wanting to be a librarian in a small town for a very very long time,” said Briscoe. “I just prefer smaller towns.” When he was coming to the community for an interview, he said someone from the board checked to make certain he understood it is a small town at the end of the road, unsure he realized exactly what he was getting himself into. Some of his colleagues in the Lower Mainland also were giving him a hard time about where he was headed. But Briscoe is already appreciating some of the bonuses of small town life, and said he loves that he lives within walking distance of both where he works and where he buys his groceries. Briscoe was living in Richmond, B.C. before this, where he was working for three and a half years, before that he was in Squamish for eight years. Briscoe has a Masters Degree in Library Science and over 20 years of library experience, both in the public and academic library systems. He chose working with the public through the public system, performing what he sees as “a vital service for every community.” Briscoe started at

the library at the beginning of June, shadowing Uhrich, and took over the helm on July 3. While he said he’s still asking a lot of questions, it works out because Uhrich has stayed on as a consultant as he learns the “nitty-gritty” of the day to day operations of the library. Briscoe said “every library is unique” but even with the high level of activity in the local library, he hasn’t had any big surprises yet. While nothing will be changing in any big way immediately, Briscoe said the library board is going to be doing some strategic planning in the near future and they are looking at how the facility might implement wireless internet. Some different language services are being looked at, as well as more services for seniors, but children programs will continue. “It’s a question of finding out what is needed and how to structure services,” explained Briscoe. “Whatever people may think about public libraries, children and family programs are the cornerstone.” RIGHT: Outgoing Librarian Diana Uhrich (left) and her replacement Wayne Briscoe at the Fort St. James Bicentennial Library. Ruth Lloyd Photo

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Caledonia Courier, July 18, 2012  
Caledonia Courier, July 18, 2012  

July 18, 2012 edition of the Caledonia Courier