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NVSS school spirit march the streets of Vanderhoof Christina Millington Omineca Express The NVSS reunion took over the streets of Vanderhoof on July 21 as the 1970-1975 graduating classes participated in the Tractor Parade with their own own float, which exuded school spirit. The NVSS 2012 reunion marched down Burrand Street in celebration of time passed and friendships rekindled. The weekend events ended at the Rainbow Christian School with a dinner and a dance. Speeches were made by students and teachers while entertainment by Sound Addiction, a group from Prince George, filled the gymnasium welcoming the attendees to the dance floor to commemorate and honour their NVSS successes some 40 years ago. Mayor Thiessen stood before his class of 1975 and spoke highly of his high school career and those he shared it with. Laughs were shared and friendships were reunited. Photo by Christina Millington
Rio Tinto Alcan: no regard for community Christina Millington Omineca Express Rio Tinto Alcan seems to be the topic of conversation that weighs heavy on the mind of council members and many concerned residents. Rio Tinto Alcan is a leading international mining group acquiring $350,000,000 to build upon their already two existing tunnels, which seems to have hit a communication barrier with Vanderhoof council members and residents in regards to future development. Rio Tinto Alcan vice president, Paul Henning spoke to council members on July 16 regarding the companies plan to develop a third back-up tunnel to sustain the water levels coming in at the plant. “The scope of this project is so specific,” he said. Currently two tunnels are fully operational at the Kemano power plant.
Concerns still revolve around whether or not council will go forth with the approval of a back-up tunnel at the plant with the little information they have on the project. Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Pat Bell has placed unsatisfactory guidelines on the district to make a decision by July 20 to decide whether or not to move forward with the tunnel. During the July 16 council meeting, Mayor Thiessen expressed that the decision-making should be up to the provincial government regarding the magnitude of the decision. “We very much look to the province. The province needs to be the one that makes the decision on it,” he said. “This is in the 1950 agreement that they had on the water license. They were given the authority to make that decision.” Thiessen is cautious with moving forward with the construction of the additional tunnel as communities concerns have surfaced regarding the effects it may have on the Nechako River.
Rio Tinto Alcan is currently working on excavating the remaining 7.6 kilometres required to complete the partially built 16 kilometres 2nd tunnel, which would connect the existing penstocks at their West Tahtsa Lake location. Concerns that have been addressed amongst council members is that this project has been in the works for several months without acknowledgement from the provincial government to the town of Vanderhoof or to the First Nations communities. Rio Tinto Alcan has been aware of their need to connect with the First Nations communities, Saik’uz and Nadleh Whut’en allowing them the opportunity to put forth feedback regarding the project, as they are the original inhabitants of the land along the Nechako River, however, nothing has been facilitated. “What happens to Vanderhoof once the water is gone,” Thiessen said. “It’s a fear the community has.”
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Tractor parade takes over the heart of downtown Vanderhoof Vintage tractors and cars engage the community of Vanderhoof with their old machines
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100 miles of what? For those of you who have never heard of the 100 mile diet - fret not. Its more about diet change as opposed to dieting (is that a sigh of relief I hear?) The 100 mile diet is a social movement that advocates eating locallygrown food within a 100 mile (160km) radius as put forward by Canadian writers Alisa Smith and J.B MacKinnon who bring to light the changes in our food. Notice how surprisingly difficult it is to find BC fruit in a BC store? Why don’t local stores provide local foods & local goods? Grocery stores that buy local produce have it at a lower price as it requires less fuel to deliver, meaning savings for you. One of the benefits of eating local is you get to know the people providing your goods, to know your community & strengthen it as well. How are you supporting your local community? Your local economy? Your atmosphere?! I think we all agree that trucking in apples from thousands of kilometers away sounds odd when we can and do grow them much closer right? That accumulated mileage usually transfers directly into higher costs that give profit to a not local head office. Vanderhoof may have a short growing season, but we can grow many vegetables and fruits here as well, why are we not taking advantage of that? Another benefit? Flavor! Fresh fruits and veggies taste incredible compared to store bought already older produce. Even if produce looks fresh in the store, often it’s picked before its ripe which affects the flavor but does enhance shipping. Some of those great looking veggies are actually sprayed with coloring before they are shipped out to the stores, and deficient in the vitamins and minerals you eat them for. Ripe, properly grown produce has a higher vitamin and mineral content keeping you fuller, and feeling better with get this... eating less. The impact of buying local also builds up our community, our town and our people, it keeps prices low and makes more available to us, helps our environment and reduces air pollution. Here in Vanderhoof we are lucky to have a Farmers Market in the park every Thursday, as well as the Nechako Valley Food Network, which does all the leg work for you! Their free pamphlets contain information on locally produced produce, honey, meats, and products, if you missed yours in the mail, try checking to the left of the Co-Op community board. If you have something you’d like to offer give them a call or send off an e-mail! Get together with a few people and make some bigger purchases for possibly bigger discounts, or buy for just yourself. Ask your local grocery store to supply locally grown produce for better prices. Make your community your own and rely on the stores for ‘all the other stuff’. We are blessed to have such community projects run by volunteers that help make your lives easier and healthier. For more information on the 100-mile diet check my website or for more information on the local Nechako Valley Food Network their website at http://www.nvfoodnetwork.ca/
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BRIEFLY Community pool in review Christina Millington Omineca Express Oct. 20 is no longer set to go forward with the pool referendum according to Councillor, Steve Little. Council members have made it apparent that the project has been dragging on for far too long, as they begin discussion of introducing a pool into the community back in 2009. Community concerns have also surfaced regarding the funding and the prospect that taxes can increase to accommodate the million dollar project. Little has ensured that the pool community is moving forward and the final touches are being made to go forward with the referendum.
Drop-in soccer Looking to kick around the ball with few local soccer enthusiasts? Wednesday’s can be your day to get out of the house between 7-9 p.m. and let your competitive side out on the NVSS fields.
BC Liquor Laws encourages B.Y.O.B BC Restaurant and Food Services Association modernize to accomodate the needs of the average “diner” Contributed Minister Rich Coleman announced today that British Columbians can now bring their own bottle of wine into participating restaurants and enjoy it with their meals. “We want to provide our restaurant industry with greater flexibility in terms of the services it can offer to its customers,” said Rich Coleman, Minister responsible for liquor. “Today’s change does just that - it allows customers to pair their favourite wine with their favourite restaurant.” Patrons will be required to have the wine served in the same manner as wine selected from the menu and restaurants may charge a corkage fee for this service. “The government continues to introduce common-sense solutions such as the Bring Your Own Wine program. This gives industry the needed flexibility to get people out and dine more,” said Ian Tostenson, president and CEO of the British Columbia Restaurant
and Food Service Association. “More business will result in positive economic impacts such as increased employment and downstream benefits to suppliers of the industry. This is a very innovative, flexible and common-sense policy.” This change is supported by the BC Restaurant and Food services Association and the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association. Participation in this service by licensed restaurants is voluntary. “Restauranteurs, especially those with limited wine inventories, welcome the option of allowing their guests to bring their
own wine,” said Mark von Schellwitz, vice president of Western Canada for the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association. “This liquor policy change allows those restaurant guests who want to celebrate a special event by bringing a vintage bottle of wine from their own cellar to their favourite restaurant to do so.” Licensees are still liable if patrons are over-served or liquor service is provided to minors. As in other provinces, there are no plans to broaden this beyond wine to include beer and spirits. “By allowing people to bring their own bottle of wine into
their favourite dining establishment, we’ve provided restaurant owners with a great opportunity to create a new type of dining experience that will further promote our wonderful restaurants here in British Columbia,” continued Coleman. These changes build on the B.C. government’s commitment to modernize B.C.’s liquor laws.
Hockey 2012 - 2013 This is a reminder to all hockey players and their parents. The new 2012-2013 Registration Forms are now available at Omineca Source for Sports. Please note that the discounted fees will be available until August 15th, 2012. After this date the regular fees will apply - all details will be on the forms - Hockey Registration is open to all children born in 2007 and earlier. Any other queries please contact Janine LePoidevin at (250)567-5352. We look forward to seeing some new faces. See you at the rink!
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Gordon and Susan Flewelling & Alex and Beth Goldie are very pleased to announce the engagement of their children Melanie Flewelling & Blake Goldie. Wedding to take place in Prince George, BC September 22, 2012.
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Vanderhoof welcomes NVSS 2012 reunion SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 91 (NECHAKO LAKES) NOTICE OF: SUMMER OFFICE CLOSURE Monday, July 16, 2012 Friday, August 17, 2012, INCLUSIVE The School District Administration Ofﬁce, in Vanderhoof, is closed to the public for the summer. We will re-open at 8:30 am, Monday, August 20, 2012.
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RCMP reports: Prince George man exposes himself in Ferland Park attend a bail hearing in the coming days. The Justice of Peace has placed conditions on the male not to attend any parks, playgrounds, schools or any other place where persons under the age of 16 are known to be, according to Sgt. Keays. Sgt. Keays and the Vanderhoof detachment would like to thank the concerned resident who alerted the detachment.
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Have a voice The well-organized and well-finaced opposition to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline frightens me. The proposed pipeline is a great opportunity to diversify the local economy with training for high paying, permanent jobs - particularly for the Aboriginal communities. The fear of a major oil spill should consider that the Trans Mountain Pipeline has been moving oil over the mountains and across rivers to the Vancouver area for 62 years without a major spill that I know of. Today’s better materials, technology, regulations, supervision, inspection and practices makes a new pipeline even safer. The fear of a major oil spill into the Pacific ocean should consider the Exxon Valdez oil spill. We were on a tour one year later to the site and saw no lasting damage. The local tour guide said, “the environmentalist’s did more damage with their hot water than the oil did.” The fear of a major oil spill from tanker traffic should consider that tankers are safer now, and that the Exxon Valdez and the BC ferries disasters were “human errors.” Also consider that Norway, with similar coastlines, ships major oil by tankers and has offshore production platforms. The misinformation about the “dirty” oil sands should look at the reality of it. Canada with 0.5 per cent of the world’s population produces 2 percent of the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Oil sands account for only 6.5 per cent of Canada’s GHG emissions. Since 1990, GHG emissions associated with every barrel of oil sands crude produced have been reduced by 29 per cent. Canada needs to diversify its oil export markets to Asia, and the Northern Gateway Pipeline is probably the best way to do it. The opportunities for Aboriginal communities is enormous. (The Sawridge Inns and Convention Centres - “proud supporters of the Oil and Gas Industry” are an excellent example of working with the industry.) There were more than 1,700 Aboriginal employees in permanent operations jobs in the oil sands industry in 2010. The oil sands companies provided $5.5 million to support Aboriginal community programs. Please go to the N.E.B. hearings and listen and make your own presentations rather than participate in organized protests. Opportunity is knocking! Arthur Yeske Calgary, AB/ previously from Fort Fraser and Vanderhoof The Omineca Express is published every Wednesday in Vanderhoof by Black Press Ltd. Publisher: Pam Berger firstname.lastname@example.org Editor: Christina Millington email@example.com
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Finding a friend in your first true friend, your father Christina Millington Omineca Express I must say time has flown by since arriving in Vanderhoof back in April. I could use this space to tell you of my time here in Vanderhoof, or I can tell you of the support I have been getting from back home. I’m sure you may be wondering why I want to talk about that. Well, this is why. I have always been one to be adventurous, spontaneous and up for chancing my dreams. I have had the love and support of my family and friends whom always encouraged being all that I can be. I realize that is a phrase so often used, nonetheless, it applies to my life. My number one supporter, and the one I will be discussing throughout the remainder of this editorial is my Dad. He has been my best friend, my role model, and my cheerleader. Someone I can count on to get me out of my head and back on track with what’s important – or should be important in my life. It would seem we allow life’s “misfortunes” to get the best of us at times, or it could be that its our human nature to surround ourselves with negative connotations that arise in life, where we forget to look through it for the good.
I used to be very affectionate, always having to say “I love you” before bed, which would require hearing it back from my Dad before I could close my eyes. Let me explain before I move on with what I mean by “used to be affectionate.” I have changed quite a bit through the years. I have become resistant to letting “people in,” not sure when or how that came about, however, its something I struggle with to this day. My Dad was often the one to tuck my siblings and I in as children. My sister and I shared a room, torture; nonetheless, we were Daddy’s little girls – who am I kidding, we were his Princesses. My sister never needed that reassurance from our Dad that he did indeed love us, where I needed to hear it on a regular basis – hence the drawn out bedtime routines. There’s something special about the relationship between a Father and his daughter(s). Growing up, making friends, losing friends, falling in love, getting your heart broken – I always knew I would have that one person I could lean on, share my secrets with and know they would be that shoulder to lean on or be that calm, cool and collect voice that would make it all better. To this day, I still call upon my Dad when I’m excited to share some news or when I need to let a few tears go over a lengthy phone call. He always knows when to give input and when to let me pour my heart out. My Dad has this calming affect that melts my heart just thinking about it. Being thousands of miles away from home I can’t help but appreciate the relationship my Dad and I. “Distance makes the heart grow fonder.”
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Peter and Margaret Martens of Vanderhoof seem to have a unique breed of trees growing in their back yard this summer. A spruce tree finds itself burrowed in a birch tree. Brian Fehr, BID Group CEO, Anthony Everitt, chair of the games host society and Stuart Ballantyne, Canada Winter Games CEO, sign an agreement that will give the Winter Games staff a new home for the next three years thanks to the BID Group.
BID Group strikes gold for winter games DeLynda Pilon firstname.lastname@example.org The first private sector partner has joined the Canada Winter Games team, providing it a home in its offices above the Fifth Ave. post office through the duration of the games and beyond, until all the post-game work is done. “This is our first major partnership and private sector partnership,” Stewart Ballantyne, 2015 Canada Winter Games CEO said. “This will become our home for the next three
years.” He added they intend to upgrade the facade and ensure it it branded so everyone can tell they are headquartered in the building. “This will be a very comfortable home and it will look amazing,” he said, adding the location is perfect. Brian Fehr, BID Group CEO said they were honoured to support the Winter Games and the young athletes who will participate. The BID Group is located in Vanderhoof and Prince George.
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Omineca Golf Course Results Seniors Night - July 17 Four Ball Scramble 1st place - Robert Wilson, Joyce Shantz, Tom Fletcher, 69 2nd place - Dan Boyd, Linda Woodruff, Don Syversten, Louie Page, 70 CB 3rd place - Mike Craig, Mildred Mountford, Ellen Randall, Pat Mourad, 70 CB 4th place - Jim Woodruff, Anne Irving, Carol Kluber, John Hamm, 74 Most honest golfers - Dick Holmes, Jean Knelson, Shirley Fredrickson, John Wiebe
Ladies Night - July 18 - Stroke Play 1st flight low gross - Taya Silver, 47 2nd flight low gross - Brenda Philpott, 52 1st flight low net - Rosalie Nichiporuk, 35.5 2nd flight low net- Mildred Mountford, 39.5 1st flight 2nd low gross - Allison Waters, 48 2nd flight 2nd low gross - Leanne Hewlett, 54 1st flight 2nd low net - Ellen Randall, 36 2nd flight 2nd low net - Joyce Shantz, 40.5 1st flight long drive - Ellen Randall 2nd flight long - Brenda Philpott Callaway flight - Terri Finnie 1st flight KP in 2 - Rosalie Nichiporuk 2nd flight KP in 3 - Brenda Philpott Callaway KP in 4 - Colleen Nelson
Mens Night - July 19 Stroke Play 1st flight low gross - Trevor Metcalf, 36 2nd flight low gross - Ian Rickbiel, 40 Callaway low net - Ken Lukens, 34 CB 1st flight low net - Derek Jensen, 32.5 2nd flight low net - Cam Simpson, 34 CB Callaway flight 2nd low net - Pat Mourad, 34 1st flight 2nd low gross - John Prestmo, 39 2nd flight 2nd low gross - Steve Silver, 44 CB Callaway flight 3rd low net - Derek Stewart, 35 1st flight 2nd low net - Bryan Bradbury, 33 2nd flight 2nd low net - Steve Little, 35 Callaway flight 4th low net - Tyler King, 36 CB Long drive 1st flight - Mike Makin Long drive 2nd flight - Phil Simoes LD Callaway - Radley Gull KP in 1 1st flight - John Murphy KP in 1 2nd flight - Cam Simpson KP in 1 Callaway - Radley Gull KP in 2 1st flight - Dave Oe KP in 2 2nd flight - Cam Simpson KP in 2 Callaway - Russel Dickau
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COMMUNITY Enbridge pioneers toward “pipeline safety and integrity” Express
Enbridge will be making changes to attempt to make the proposed Northern Gateway Project safer, according to a release which came in as the paper was going to press. In response to concerns resulting from a recently released report on the Line 6B spill into the Kalamazoo River near Marshal, Michigan in 2010 and comments made to the review panel in community hearings. The National Transportation Safety Board report on the Michigan spill resulted in openly critical comments by Premier Christy Clark. The report was highly critical of many of Enbridge’s actions leading up to and during the spill, taking 17 hours to shut down the line despite alarms in the control room in Edmonton. Maintenance on the line was also called into question in the report and critical of both Enbridge and regulators for not following up to ensure repairs were undertaken after inspections showed corrosion and cracking five years before the
line break. In this latest announcement, Enbridge is hoping to allay fears the same could happen in British Columbia or Alberta, where the company hopes to build a twin pipeline from the Alberta oil sands to Kitimat, on the B.C. coast. “We recognize that there are concerns among Aboriginal groups and the public around pipeline safety and integrity. We had already planned to build a state-of-the-art project, using the most advanced technology, safety measures and procedures in the industry today,” said Janet Holder, Executive Vice President, Western Access, Enbridge Inc. “With these enhanced measures, we will make what is already a very safe project even safer in order to provide further comfort to people who are concerned about the safety of sensitive habitats in remote areas.” The extra measures the company said it will implement
include: ● Increasing pipeline wall thickness of the oil pipeline. ● Additional pipeline wall thickness for water crossings such as major tributaries to the Fraser, Skeena and Kitimat Rivers. ● Increasing the number of remotely-operated isolation valves. This would increase the number of isolation valves in BC by 50%. ● Increasing frequency of in-line inspection surveys across entire pipeline system by a minimum 50% over and above current standards. ● Installing dual leak detection systems. ● Staff pump stations in remote locations on a 24/7 basis for on-site monitoring, heightened security, and rapid response to abnormal conditions. Enbridge expects these extra measures will carry an additional cost of approximately $400 million - $500 million.
BC reigns over U.S. compliants A ruling by the London Court of International Arbitration dismissed a U.S. complaint alleging B.C. was selling lumber below market value. The ruling under the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement dismissed the U.S. complaint in its entirety. “This is a total victory for British Columbia and Canada and is great news for B.C.’s lumber workers and their families,” said Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation. “Our government has worked hard to defend and create jobs for British Columbians and to demonstrate that the U.S.’s complaints were unwarranted and groundless.” The complaint was due to the increased rate of harvest of low-grade timber due to the mountain pine beetle epidemic. The B.C. government maintains the auctionbased pricing system maintains the full value of the timber. The Softwood Lumber Agreement has been signed on to until October of 2015.
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Air Show to gain new ground Christina Millington Omineca Express It has been 8 years since the Vanderhoof community has hosted a local Air Show. Wait no longer. On August 11 Vanderhoof welcomes its planes and pilots back to the community to reintroduce what aviation is all about. Flying demos will be done by John Mrazek, Ron Andrew’s and local pilot Glenn Pearce. Peet Vahi of the Vanderhoof Airport has compiled and facilitated an event that will surely have Air Show’s reacquiring in the town of Vanderhoof. The events on August 11 will commence at 1 p.m. with flying demos and musical guests. Bryant Olender and musical group, BANG! will be entertaining guests during the dinner and dance portion of the event. Nechako Catering will be serving dinner that will start at 5 p.m. and the dance will start at 9 p.m. The three hour Air Show event will be the opportunity to see if the community of Vanderhoof is receptive to getting back to its traditional ways. “I don’t want to give it the Air Show stigma quite yet,” said Vahi. “The local community has been amazing. We need something happy to happen in Vanderhoof.” Come out with family and friends and experience what aviation is all about.
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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 also 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 email@example.com or fax: 250-567-2882 Phone: 250-567-5515 Deadline to apply: Friday, July 27, 2012
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Equestrian HORSE FOR SALE 19 year old sorrel gelding, well trained, not a beginners horse. Used for penning at one time. $2500 obo. (250) 695-6972
Feed & Hay FOR SALE 100 to 150 tons of standing meadow hay on McGeatchie meadow, Blackwater Rd., Vanderhoof. Price subject to offers. Phone 250 493-3035 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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AUCTION SALE BRUCE HILL ESTATES OF ESTATE BRUCE & OTHERS HILL & BUTCH PAGE Saturday, August 25, 2012 Sale at former VIP Auction Yards
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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 Rd, 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. Paved parking lot, 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 turn key 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 & convenience 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:
Learn more at muscle.ca Mike Steinebach (250) 694-3497 or Cell (250) 692-6107 Egon Steinebach @ (250) 694-3319 or Cell (250) 570- 2055 E-Mail: email@example.com & Website www.mikesauction.net Auction continued in second Ad
Sale Conducted on Behalf of John & Olinda Wiens August 18, 2012 Saturday @ 10:00 am. Auction Located at Danskin, BC. Keefes Landing Rd, Southside of Francios Lake. Hwy. 35 south to Francios Lake ferry. Once on Southside drive straight up the hill 7 miles to Danskin BC. SAWMILLS & EQUIPMENT: #2 Coutts semi portable sawmill w/ Coutts edger with cluster & saws, has 6 110 power unit w/ steel conveyors, D&L double cut 60 HP diesel sawmill w/ mounted planer, radial arm knotcher for post & beam cabins, 2 saw SCRAG mill. Moveable saws 3-9”, 22 ft. trimmer has 60’ out feed deck, sawmill saw sharpener, asst. of timber cants, 25 bundles of ties (25/bundle). VEHICLES & TRAILERS: 2004 F350 diesel short box, aluminum truck box, high-rise truck canopy, tidy tank w/ electric pump, brand new 2005 Dodge dualy 8’ truck box, 16 ft ﬂatdeck trailer. TOOLS/EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES: R. McDougal Co metal lathe, 100 ton hydraulic press, Miller 225 AC/DC welder, Miller S-32P 12 wire feed welder, powermax 600 plasma cutter, Goodwill drill press, 7x12” metal band saw, Dewalt 770 10” radial arm saw, engine hoist, 5 ton ﬂoor jack, engine stand, Honda pump, Dewalt air compressors, 2 shop battery chargers, Makita cut off saw, acetylene cutting torch & carts, Honda & Yamaha water pumps, 100 lb Anvil, steal work benches w/ 2 vices, steel work bench on wheels, rolling tool chest, Proto tool box w/ tools, welding supplies, open end wrenches, 1/2, 3/4 & 1” electric impact wrenches, 3/4” socket set, screwdrivers, pipe wrenches, hydraulic jacks, tool boxes, chain pliers, asst. Impact sockets, chains & binders, new parts washer, imperial Eastwood hydraulic press, 3 light plants (Honda 5000, Suzuki 4000), electric motors, asst. hydraulic hoses, ﬁreﬁghting tools, lg supply of new steel, Magnum steam cleaner, planer, GM 453 power diesel power unit, scaffolding, Makita skillsaws, lg 16” Makita skillsaw, 2 Makita routers (1 plunge router), wood clamps, 2 sets King air nailers (brad & framing), Makita & Dewalt orbital sander, Makita planer & 6” jointer, portable tool boxes w/ tools, fertilizer spreader, PL premium insulation. HOUSEHOLD & TACK: Lg stainless steel bbq, yard swing, electric range, pine glass front cabinet, desk, 2 door wardrobe, 2 loveseats, lg pine dresser w/ mirror & night stand, entertainment center, set of 6 metal chairs, set of 2 metal chairs, 6 maple chairs, rocking chair, selection of good saddles & tack. ANTIQUES: Some coins & stamps, crosscut saws, milk cans w/ lids, seeders, Underwood & Oliver typewriter, brass tub wringer washer, washboard, broad axe, churns, coal oil lamps, silver tea pot, block planes, food press & beaters, Berkel scale, GW Todd & Co protectograph, extension table w/leaves, 1950s waterfall 3 drawer dresser, oak 2 door sideboard, upholstered seti, drop leaf table, 4 maple upholstered captains chairs, 4 oak chairs, hall stand, Morrison recliner, high back captains chair, set of 4, mahogany corner china cabinet, birch pedasil dining room table w/leaves, Singer sewing machine, burl walnut coffee & end table, table, wing chair, newly re-upholstered occasional chair, french provincial 8 drawer dresser, drop front desk w/ pigeon holes & glass front bookcase, modern danish 6 drawer dresser, china cabinet, large dining room table, 3 drawer dresser, 5 drawer pine dresser, steamer trunk, cedar lined hope chest, 6 maple chairs. Condition of sale Terms: Cash & cheque with I.D., sorry no credit cards. Items are As Is Condition. Not responsible for accidents.
Mike Steinebach (250) 694-3497 or Cell (250) 692-6107 Egon Steinebach @ (250) 694-3319 or Cell (250) 570- 2055 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org & website www.mikesauction.net
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Misc. for Sale For Sale Shoe repair equipment & various parts ph #250 567-4596 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? STEEL BUILDINGHuge 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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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. Please call Ted 250-692-2372.
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IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF GABRIEL CABRAL, Deceased Formerly of Fort Fraser, BC All parties having claims against the said Estate are required to forward particulars of same to the law ﬁrm of WINGHAM LAW CORPORATION, Solicitor for the Personal Representative, at P.O. Box 1489, Vanderhoof, British Columbia, V0J 3A0, on or before the 7th day of September, 2012 after which date the claims ﬁled may be paid without reference to any claims of which the Personal Representative then has no knowledge.
Misc. Wanted I Buy Old Coins & Collections Olympic, Gold Silver Coins etc Call Chad 250-863-3082 Local
Real Estate Acreage for Sale 235 Acres for sale, only 10 minutes from Vanderhoof. Comes with 560sqft new cottage. Great building site at 10 acre pond, fenced, 45 acres cleared. REDUCED! (250)5673193
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Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent BURRARD APARTMENTS. Two bdrm suites. No pets 250-567-9128
Ft St James. Bachelor, 1 bd, 2 bd suites, clean, quiet, intercom. Call 250-996-5036
RIVERS EDGE APARTMENTS Quiet, 1 bdrm units Ideal for Seniors Level Entrances Security Lighting Walking distance Downtown Paved Parking Includes fridge & stove Starting at $450/mth. (250)570-9161 or
Homes for Rent FOR RENT 5 bdrm house avail. immediately ref. req. $1250/m damage deposit req. 778-634-3633 FOR RENT or SALE 3 bedroom plus addition trailer in Vanderhoof. Reno ed 4 years ago. Avail Aug.1 phone: 250-763-5178 or 250 869-5750
Townhouses RENO’D 3/bdrm townhouses in family friendly complex. Close to downtown, schools & park. $650/mth. 250-567-4430
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FOR SALE BY OWNER River frontage – priced below assessed value. Three bedroom house, full, mostly ﬁnished basement. Many upgrades, good overall condition. Phone 250.567.0639 or 250.567.4484
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Omineca Express
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Theme song for Vanderhoof Talented songwriter Lowry Olafson to create and perform Christina Millington Omineca Express Vanderhoof has aspired to adopt a theme song for the community and what better way to obtain such a lyrical masterpiece then to reach out to professional songwriter, Lowry Olafson. A Canadian musician and teacher, Olafson has extended his vocals and instrumentals to many adults and children over the course of his twenty years in the music industry. “I’ll be celebrating my twentieth anniversary this year,” Olafson said. “I’ve been involved with songwriting my whole life.” Olafson has commissioned more than 300 children songs for The Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD), producing lyrical anecdotes and jingles. With many appearances in Vanderhoof, Olafson’s wife, Shannon Woode was born and raised here, so collaborating with the locals to produce a meaningful theme song will be an honour for the songwriter. Olafson has also extended his talents to the Evelyn Dickson Elementary School through his Theme Shop program writing songs with the kids. “I work closely with schools,” said Olafson. “I love working with the kids.” His original songs denote a humourous side of the musician that emanates through his performances and interactions with listeners of all ages. The majority of his perfor-
Photo submitted by Lowry Olafson mances have been through his workshops or at various schools across Canada. “I originally started with the adult theme shops, said Olafson. “The kids shops seemed to have taken off all across Canada.” Olafson theme shop’s hone in on his experiences and talents that is effortlessly applied to adults and children that aspire to become more in tune with their creative abilities, and in a sense give back to their communities. Before Olafson begins to transpire a musical theme he creates a team of those willing to
partake in the musical experience by getting a sense of what a community and those living in it mean to them. “I haven’t done many town theme songs,” he said. “However, it’s exciting and I enjoy the process and the challenge that will hopefully have a lasting effect.” Olafson encourages workshops to take ownership of a song allowing each other to become “deeper connected” when working together. “It’s quite a transformative experience,” he
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said. With Olafson’s upcoming collaboration with the town of Vanderhoof he couldn’t be more excited to gain stories in order to facilitate a song shaped by the community. “I love the lasting effect a song has that I write for communities/organizations,” he said. You can see Olafson perform and showcase the Vanderhoof theme song at the upcoming “Concert in the Park” on July 28 starting at 12:30 p.m. at Ferland Park.