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Zoning stalls Plan B looking for new home By Dan Mesec Smithers / Interior News

Plan B Brewery was the focus of a Committee of the Whole meeting last week as owner-operator, Mark Gillis asked council for an amendment to a zoning bylaw he says is keeping his business from growing. “There’s some discussion about whether or not I fit within the C-1A zoning,” Gillis said. “My specific request was to amend the C-3 zoning to include microbreweries. I have a specific building in mind, I have an agreement with the building owner, Pete Vandergaag, as soon as I get zoning he’s willing to hold it for me until then. “My only issue is the zoning.” Currently Plan B is operating out of a C-3

zoning, however come December a temporary-use permit allowing Plan B to operate in the C-3 zone expires. Gillis said, after several attempts to find a suitable location within the C-1A zoning which would accommodate the business, there are no spaces large enough to accommodate the growth he’s experiencing. But down the road at the old Innovation Foods building there is enough room to accommodate growth well into the future. However, council is hesitant to move forward with the rezoning until they hear recommendations from the Advisory Planning Commission (APC) after a motion was passed during the meeting. “Zoning gets a little bit complex and challenging in terms of

what uses are permitted and prohibited in the different zones,” Bachrach said. “Councillor Northrup brought up a good point that we really want to protect our downtown and our Main St., it’s what makes Smithers so unique. “We can’t jeopardize that.” Although Northrup said he could appreciate the motion council made, he still felt council is taking a step back as they wait to hear from the APC. “I want to see Plan B remain established in Smithers,” Northrup said. “But I think we have to work to help them do it in the right zoning.” During the meeting Gillis urged council to move quickly, as the time is ticking on his current use permit and

noted the importance of Smithers being home to the country’s smallest craft brewery. Gillis said Plan B is also a big tourist attraction, with many visitors from the United States passing through his doors that end up staying in Smithers longer than they anticipated. Brewery hopping is huge in the US. Gillis said, with over 2,000 microbreweries in the U.S. which has created a culture that sends American tourists north for a hand-crafted Canadian brew. With rumours of Terrace and Prince Rupert soon to be home to microbreweries, the industry is clearly seeing growth that will need to be addressed sooner or later. “I think it’s great council is trying to attract outside business but at the same time I’ve identified

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Biomass could cut pool’s energy bill COUNCIL from p. A2 The formation of a bike-friendly task force is one of Smithers council’s top priorities given the need to tackle emissions and improve the use of alternative forms of transportation. The task force addressed issues such as proper bike safety and education as well as infrastructure needed to make cycling around town more efficient. The task force is considering recommending the introduction of more bike lanes and possible bike dedicated trails around town. Anyone interested can apply on the Town of Smithers website. Recently council heard a delegation from Hans Dirchten regarding information about biomass energy technology he developed. Dirchten presented

council with a possible solution to the skyrocketing gas bill of $60,000 incurred by the BV Pool. Dirchten noted there’s a lot of woodwaste in the north that is burned instead of capturing the energy and using it to heat town buildings. He showed council how one 500,000 BTU of his biomass burners can generate enough heat to warm the pool and the current and future arenas. “Wood is a renewable resource and we have a lot of wood-waste in the Bulkley Valley that we could use as an energy source,” Mayor Bachrach said. “It also has the potential to be an economic development tool because instead of paying a $60,000 gas bill every year for a product outside the region, we could keep those dollars


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here in the valley to support people working in the forestry industry.” However, during discussion councillor Charlie Northrup noted it would be a great idea so long as a sufficient volume of wood-waste could be secured and transported. “The biggest thing with the biomass is making sure it’s

there for sure, where you’re going to be getting it from and the transportation issues around that,” Northrup said. Although Bachrach agreed the technology also needs to be cost effective to be considered down the road, he felt there needs to be a longterm vision integrating innovative ideas into infrastructure, without

further damage to our air quality. “I’d like to see council take a serious look at the use of biomass as an energy source, however we need to keep in mind our air-quality challenges and ensure any biomass technology our community takes on doesn’t contribute to making that worse,” Bachrach said.

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Huynh pins bronze to mat her and other Canadians were rewarded. “I haven’t been able to celebrate with my family and friends yet,” Huynh said of the whirlwind the Olympics has become since her bronze-medal Carol Huynh is bringing another freestyle match. wrestling medal back to the Hazelton’s. Last week, Since winning the bronze, however, she has alHuynh won three of four Olympic matches in lowed herself to indulge in some world famous London to claim the bronze medal in the women’s cuisine. 48-kilogram division. “The day after my competition I had fish n’ The accomplishment puts Huynh on a short list chips,” she said, the genuine excitement evident in of Canadians earning medals in more than one her voice. “Oh my God! It was pretty darn good.” Olympic competition and now she’s glad with her Along with walking behind Canada’s flag decision to continue wrestling for Canada in the bearer, Simon Whitfield, during the opening cer2012 Summer Games. emonies, another memorable moment was seeing “I actually planned to retire after Beijing, but a familiar northern iconic statue outside Canada’s after the awesomeness of winning the gold medal Apartment in the athlete’s village. I reconsidered,” Huynh said. “Meeting our big red and white moose was “I love the sport and decided I had to get back awesome,” she said, “It’s a hot commodity here. I to it.” kept hearing about it.” “Being able to represent Canada is a pretty cool Although she’s done wrestling in London, position to be in.” Huynh is leaving the door open as far as repreHuynh prepared for London much the same as senting her country in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro she did for Beijiing, which meant a lot of time in Olympic Games. The journey to Rio will likely be the gym and watching video, where she focused on a bit easier thanks to a recent achievement at the analyzing the top wrestlers in her weight class. University of Calgary. Returning to defend her Olympic champion“I just got my Master’s in April in Counselling ship wasn’t just a matter of working on her skills, Psychology,” she said, “I’m really looking forward Huynh said. to putting that to good use as a coach.” “I had to make sure I dealt with the pressures Her former coach expressed a sentiment he and expectations of being the defending champ,” thinks comes from the entire Hazelton area. she said. “I’m very proud of her,” Sullivan said. “But once I got here it was the same as 2008. I Huynh is very honoured to have the continued felt like an underdog.” support from the Hazeltons. Joe Sullivan, one of Huynh’s coaches while “I wanna thank all the people of Hazelton for she was at Hazelton Senior Secondary, is neither all the support over the years. Especially Joe and surprised nor disappointed with Huynh’s achieveDebbie Sullivan, Debbie Brower. I still remember ment in London. the fundraisers that allowed my family to come to “She started off strong with a 34-second pin, Carol Huynh smiles after winning her bronze-medal match at the 2012 Beijing. That meant so much to me,” Huynh said. which is a good indication of her quickness and Olympic Summer Games. “It made me feel so good to see the support at what makes her such a good wrestler,” Sullivan COC/Mike Rideway photo B.C. Cafe so early in the morning and the pictures said. of signs on places like the Gitanmaax firehall.” “The one she lost to [Hitomi Obaru] was not unexpected to me, but then again I She plans to, once again, bring her medal to the Hazelton’s, but a date has not yet know the game better than most people. Carol didn’t do anything wrong, the other girl been determined. Not short on execution herself she extends a message. just had her number that day. It may not be so on another day. They were very equally “Even though you come from a small town you can have big dreams. You can pursue matched.” your goals and even if you don’t achieve those goals you will still go to some special “I’m trying to enjoy the moment,” Huynh said, from Canada Place in London, were places. By Jerome Turner

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s every hockey season approaches, my mind fills with memories of Les Glorieux, the Habs, the Montreal Canadiens. It’s been a while since the Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup, but as a true Habs fan hope springs eternal with every new season. Except for this season. Apparently, the owners of National Hockey League teams and the players are having trouble finding consensus on a new collective bargaining agreement. Boo hoo, I don’t care. Whether it be the Canadiens, the Vancouver Canuckleheads or that team from Toronto, I don’t care. As with any other enterprise, the players want more money and the team owners want to make more money. After years of skyrocketing salaries and owners pocketing enough money to keep their private jets running while they go for a round of golf, both sides have reached the point of uncontrolled greed. The NHL team owners say they need to protect the teams that aren’t flush with cash. Why? Do you see Apple or Samsung running to the rescue of Blackberry? The typical argument from the players is that their careers are potentially short due to the nature of the game. With one hit their careers, as hockey players, could be over. Because of this uncertainty players are asking for and receiving big salaries that can exceed $10 million a year. By that standard journalists around the world should be looking to make at least 10 times as much as hockey players. In 2012, and the year’s not over yet, more than 20 journalists have been killed doing their job. University faculty get killed as do aid workers, not by their peers but by those who object to their views, their purpose. There are many, in fact too many, people who would be only too happy to get just a day’s salary from a hockey player. The bottom line is there’s too much money involved for the game’s own good. Cap salaries at $1 million, of course cut ticket prices and then we’ll see how many players are willing to dish out dirty hits or tolerate dirty hits. The purest form of hockey, or any other sport for that matter is played by the youngest players, they play the game for the love of the game, and that’s where my money’s going. - Percy N. Hébert/Interior News

Pipeline posturing doesn’t help The B.C. Liberal government is taking its new hard-line approach to federal environmental hearings on the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline proposal in September. Environment Minister Terry Lake has filed the B.C. government’s notice to cross-examine Enbridge. Lake outlined the “tough questions” B.C. representatives will ask about spill response capacity on land and sea, tanker escort tugboats, pipe wall thickness, and Enbridge’s sluggish response to a pipeline rupture in Michigan. That’s all fine,

and to be expected after Premier Christy Clark’s high-profile recent confrontation with Alberta Premier Alison Redford at the premiers’ meeting in Halifax. Clark’s demands for “world-leading” safety and spill response, as well as meeting the constitutional obligation to consult and accommodate aboriginal groups along the route, are mostly a statement of the obvious. Her call for a “fair share” of proceeds from exported oil to reflect B.C.’s risk has been assaulted from all sides. Pipeline opponents seized on Clark’s

TOM FLETCHER Black Press suggestion uggestion that a major oil spill might be tolerable if there was enough money in it for B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix picked up the theme as he conducted his own tour of the proposed route to reiterate his

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opposition. There had been earlier hints from Alberta that B.C. might need further rewards for the risk. But when Clark made the “fair share” demand public, Redford was moved to channel Margaret Thatcher, declaring: “The Premier of Alberta isn’t going to Albe blink on royalties.” All this political A theatre doesn’t amount theat to much. I’ll stand by my January prediction that the Enbridge proposal is unlikely to proceed, mainly due to the tangled state of aboriginal claims. Even if some way can be found to levy a

B.C. tax on revenues from the Northern Gateway pipeline, it’s no solution. For one thing, it would confer an advantage to the Trans-Mountain pipeline that’s been shipping Alberta oil to Burnaby and the U.S. for more than 60 years. Dix and the NDP ran to the front of the anti-pipeline parade early, as they did with the carbon tax and other issues. Clark began the Northern Gateway discussion with a principled position to wait for the result of the federal review, but that’s apparently out the window with an election looming.


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These ATV riders were discourteous enough to drive fast and swing from side to side to kick up dust in our direction. Then we saw that one of them had just driven right across one of the wet meadows right through the gorgeous flowers. The black mud hole now had several fresh tracks across it (made since we went past it earlier in the day) and the other sedge meadow had even more new tracks across it. So ATV riders, you do not do environmental damage, eh? You want us to trust you? You want to be able to share the mountains with other recreationists? You wonder why it is considered necessary to close some areas to motorized use? You want us to believe that you care about the environment? I’m sorry, but I am having difficulty believing you. Rosamund Pojar Smithers

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“There’s a fairly clear relationship in the country regarding natural resource ownership. I think it was a knee-jerk reaction.”

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“Yes, I think they will in order to get it to go through.”

“It could go either way. Whether it will be a decision by the people or by the politicians, I don’t know.”

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Freezing youth out not wise Editor: I was outraged to learn that the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Society had to shut down the local Youth Now Centre due to the federal government freezing funding for Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth funds. This affects one of the most vulnerable populations in Smithers and widens the gap between the haves and havenots. Smithers is a very diverse community offering a plethora of activities for youth, usually activities that come with a high price tag. Through my own

children’s involvement in many different activities, I’ve noticed that very few aboriginal youth are involved. So now to take away this successful program [Youth Now], that all youth can access for free, that helps to build self confidence and self esteem, gives all youth in this town a safe place to be and something to do over the summer and through the school year, a program where youth feel valued, a program where Aboriginal youth can feel more connected to their culture and where other youth gain an appreciation for an knowledge of Aboriginal culture, is a huge loss. I hope that the

door to Youth Now will be reopened here in Smithers soon. Clare Gordon Smithers

ATV riders say one thing, do another Editor: (Open letter to the editor and all ATV riders) Years ago on the Telkwa Microwave road there was a wet subalpine meadow that was covered in white rein orchids. The meadow was not only beautiful, but the perfume from the orchids was out of this world. We would take our visitors up there to see it and all the other spectacular wild

flower meadows. Some years ago the orchid meadow was trashed by ATV riders and is now an embarrassing black mud hole. Recently motorized recreationists have been upset about the RAMP process and they have argued that they don’t do damage to the environment. The black hole in the meadow is an example of their activities. This past Sunday, we went up to the

Microwave road again. On our arrival we noticed fresh tracks in another sedge meadow, but were pleased to see there were no recent tracks across the mud hole or other meadows. The weather was gorgeous and we spent the day hiking around and admiring the wildflower meadows that are not trashed. On our way back along the road, we met a large group of ATV riders. Continued top right

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Bilingualism too expensive Editor: The latest census statistics has total population numbers and the declared first language spoken in the home by Canadians shown as either English or French or a language other than English or French. These actual numbers and percentages show that English is the primary language for the majority and Canada is in fact a multilingual country. When we view these percentage figures in terms of one number out of a hundred it becomes easier to relate to and compare. In the four Western Provinces, the three Territories and Ontario 84 Canadians out of a 100 declared English as their primary language, fourteen 14 declared a language other than English or French and two declared French. In all of Canada, excluding Quebec, 84 out of a hundred Canadians declared English as their primary language, 13 declared a language other than English or French and three declared French as their primary language. In the province of Quebec, with one official language of French, 82 citizens declared French as their primary language, 11 declared English and seven declared a language other than French or English. Quebec with a majority of their citizens declaring French as their primary language took a logical procedure and declared French as their only official language. The rest of Canada using similar logic for the majority should declare English as the only official language. Official bilingualism by law has been a costly and failed policy and if it were no longer in effect could save Canadian consumers and taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars annually. Ken Kellington Devon, Alberta


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Unis’tot’en protest against pipelines grows By Andrew Hudson Smithers/Interior News

Anyone driving forestry roads to the Morice River bridge just north of Morice Lake last week met a sign reading, “STOP: No access without consent.” Consent to cross came from leaders of the Unis’tot’en, a Wet’suwet’en clan that broke away from the Office of the Wet’suwet’en in 2008 and has since led grassroots protests against pipelines and mineral exploration as well as asserting title rights on their traditional territory west of the Morice River. For three summers now, Unis’tot’en leaders Freda Huson and Warner Naziel have organized a week-long camp at a cabin by the Morice that they say is built on the exact route of the Pacific Trail pipeline. “We will stop these pipelines from going through,” Naziel, who introduced himself by his chief name, Toghestiy, said. “They have to be mindful that there’s not just Canadian law, there’s traditional law that exists, and that was here long before Canadian law ever existed.” Huson said as well as establishing the duty to consult the Unis’tot’en, the protest is meant to protect the Morice River. “You can still drink this water, it’s so clean,” she said.

Starting with 60 supporters in 2010, Naziel said this year’s camp grew to about 160, of which about two-thirds bused or drove in from places like Victoria, Vancouver and further afield, while others came from Hazelton, Fraser Lake and Moricetown. Naziel said he expects the camp to keep growing so long as work continues on Pacific Trail, Northern Gateway and other oil and gas pipelines that are proposed to run along the same corridor through northern B.C. Pacific Trail, which would carry B.C. shale gas from the Horn River basin, is the closest to actual construction. On Aug. 5, Naziel and Huson turned away a crew working to install drilling pads for Pacific Trail pipeline, which would

be routed under the Morice River. In November 2011, they closed the road to another crew taking rock samples for the same project. Paul Wyke, a spokesman for Pacific Trails, said in an email that “Pacific Trail Pipelines understands some members of the Unis’tot’en have expressed some concerns.” “PTP continues to consult with all First Nations along the pipeline right-ofway and the project continues to receive a great deal of support from First Nations communities.” Fifteen of the 16 first nations on the Pacific Trail right-ofway have signed an equity-sharing deal totalling an estimated $514 million over the 30-year life of the pipeline. Earlier this month, a forestry company

run by the Kitselas First Nation started the first clearing for the right-of-way, logging as far west as the Clore River. While pipelines are the focus of the protest, Naziel said until they negotiated with the Unis’tot’en, contractors doing unrelated logging were also turned away from the Morice River bridge. Andy Meints,

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Many on the bus had never been in the B.C. backcountry, she said, or really talked to indigenous people before. “But, they care very deeply about what happens here and everywhere else the pipelines are planned for, and in the fracking fields, and in the tanker ports and the coastlines,” she said. See CABIN on A10



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CABIN from A9 “That’s the tactic,” she said. “We’re not going to preserve an area by climbing a tree. But it can cause both parties to sit down together.” Born and raised in and around Fort McMurray, actor Tantoo Cardinal said she joined the Unis’tot’en camp and also risked arrest at a Keystone XL protest in Washington D.C. two years ago because she deeply opposes the oil sands development she says has poisoned rivers on her traditional territory. “There’s absolutely no reverence for this land,” she said. Wearing a red square to signify solidarity with the Quebec university student movement, which he had joined two weeks before coming to the Unis’tot’en camp,

filmmaker Frank Lopez said the pipelines protest is part of a larger fight against runaway resource extraction. “If we want to have any sort of earth or planet left, we need to stop the constant growth of industrial civilization in its tracks,” he said. All around the Unis’tot’en cabin, protestors held openair workshops on topics ranging from decolonization to police tactics, race relations, non-violent protest, and aboriginal medicine. Power tools buzzed as one group built a smokehouse for a moose killed the day before, and in a long wall tent, campers lay down for acupuncture, spiritual healing and reiki massage. At the centre of it all, Naziel stood in the Unis’tot’en cabin and pointed out a new

solar-powered water system that was just installed by Energy Alternatives, the same company that built the solar panels in Houston’s Steelhead Park. Naziel said after the camp, people will start living in the cabin full time to monitor pipeline activity and kick out pipelines workers. Pacific Trail is the focus for now, he said, mostly because it’s first in line. “The Pacific Trail Pipeline would effectively bulldoze a path for the Enbridge right-of-way,” he said, noting that it will also spur more hydro-fracking that he believes is dangerous to people in northeastern B.C. “If we allow this pipeline here, we’re only contributing to the demise of our brothers and sisters there.”



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C.O.B. Piperfest brings out heavy hitters to claim DH crown By Dan Mesec Smithers / Interior News

Mountain bikes from far and wide descended on Hudson Bay Mountain last weekend for the 5th Annual C.O.B. Piperfest, that once again saw Matt Kilback crowned as the fastest man on the mountain. “It was a good run, in every race I do my main focus is to do it clean,” Kilback said. “Time will come if you make it to the bottom clean. The course was in good shape, good weather no complaints.” After many years of riding down Hudson Bay Mountain, Kilback’s focus looks like that of a wise shogun master who finds Zen on the way to the finish line. “If you don’t ride smooth your not going to place,” he said. The fifth installment of Piperfest included the two ultimate down hill races the Piper Cross and the Piper Enduro, two of the toughest downhill mountain bike races in the north that saw riders from as far away as Prince George. This year’s event was a little bit different than what people experienced before. Typically Piperfest is ridden over two days. The three minute Piper Cross on Saturday and the nine minute Piper Enduro on the Sunday. However, this year things had to be changed around and both races were run back to back on

Saturday, which for some was cause for celebration after winning two races, one after the other. “The new format has worked out well,” Gabe Newman said, who also dominated the women’s division. “More people were around for the enduro race. So I think it was a lot of fun for everyone.” Piperfest has become the premier downhill bike race in Smithers and has build a reputation as one of the best in the north. “We got a pretty sweet scene in Smithers,” Dave Percy said. “We keep getting solid numbers everyone is always happy to be here. I look forward to doing it every year.” Percy said now that the trails have been upgraded and continue to improve year after year, Smithers really is becoming a mountain bike destination. “People come from Prince George, Terrace and they’re just like ‘wow,’” Percy said. “They have some good trails, lots of fun trails, but they come here and say we have great trails so that says something right there. So were doing something right.” It was a big weekend for local riders, picking up several top wins in the trails. “I started out pretty good, coming into one of the section got really swirly, clipped a tree with a handlebar but kept it together

Piperfest has one of the premier downhill bike races in the northwest corridor. Smithers is building a reputation as one of the top mountain bike destinations in the province. Dan Mesec photo

and from there it just got faster,” racer Logan Malkow said. With almost 30 riders this was clearly one of C.O.B.’s most popular events, one that keeps riders coming back year after year. Even if they already know Kilback will win it again. However, a downhill race wouldn’t be the same without a few tough runs. Dylan Marek, who placed first in the junior men’s division

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Blabey in second and Tashi Newman in third. Marie-eve Gauthier placed fourth. Marek landed in first twice as well, followed by Eric Jonkman in second and Matthew Forward in third. Steve Andrade placed first in the masters division followed by Ryan Press in second and Chris Howard in third. Kilback defended his crown once again, followed by Percy, only by 4 seconds.

Logan Malkow tied Percy at a time of 3:01, followed by Oren MacDougall in third. In the Enduro the results were about the same, except for the men’s open division that saw Kyler Heighe cross the finish line only one second behind Kilback, making it one of the closest races ever. Still Percy notes the talent in Smithers is growing and it’s clear in the results. Although tal-

ent in Smithers has exploded in the last few years, seeing the young kids excel in a short period of time, Percy still says the old dogs still got it. “With all the development up here the riders are getting better all the time and they’re nipping at our heels. A few years ago we were always first, second, third. Now these young guys are starting to catch up. “The infrastructure is building better riders.”

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Mudbog racers get down and dirty in Moricetown By Dan Mesec Smithers / Interior News

Crowds flocked to Moricetown this weekend for the 9th Annual Moricetown Mudbogs. The Mudbogs have become a staple event for Moricetown that attracts visitors from all over the northwest and central B.C. every year. Organizer Dustin Gagnon said this year went much smoother than previous years, thanks to some new timing hardware that’s made all the difference. “Yesterday went really smooth,” Gagnon said. “We invested in some new timing equipment that kept us on track.” There were close to 50 trucks out on the bogs, all trying to out do the other in the art of mud splattering as roaring engines powered through the thick,

sloppy mud. Although the mud bogs are rolling up on the big 10 year anniversary next year, Gagnon said it’s the veteran drivers that keep coming back year after year that make the mudbogs such an awesome event. “We have a lot of real loyal drivers that come back year after year,” he said. Although a Smithers favorite, Mike Kwan and his Big Red truck were not able to make it, Chris Godfrey from Kitimat made a big impression. Crashing twice on day one, breaking his steering column twice put him out of the running on day two. But for a couple of newbies, the fun has just begun. Chuck Gray and Rob Matthews decided five weeks ago that they anted to entire a truck in the mudbogs. They started

Clinton Traquair (L) and Chris Gagnon kick off Sunday’s events with a showdown of beasts at the Mudbog races in Moricetown. Dan Mesec photo

to throw some parts together and soon had a monster machine, ready for the mud. “About five weeks ago we started putting a truck together and this is what we came up with, a mud-bogger,” Matthews said. “There’s a lot of fast trucks, lots of competition it’s been pretty fun and we’re pretty impressed with what we built.

Next year the Moricetown Mudbogs are looking to step it up for the 10th anniversary by offering a large purse to entice some big D class drivers to come up from the Lower Mainland. Gagnon said the committee is already looking for sponsorship and anyone interested should call Charmayne Nikal at 250-877-0200.

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Slater runs 1,170 km to boast need for alternative energy By Dan Mesec Smithers / Interior News

Kim Slater ran into Smithers last week on her way to the B.C. coast, traveling more than 1,170 kilometres to raise awareness not only about the Northern Gateway pipeline but also about the transition to alternative energy sources. “I’m really impressed with what Kim is doing,” Mayor Taylor Bachrach said. “She’s got a lot of energy and is bringing people together around a really important discussion that we need to be having about transitioning our communities to cleaner energy.” Slater, a native of the lower mainland decided to begin the trek after feeling like she and many other were powerless to bring attention to the underlining factors about our energy needs in Canada. After months of preparations she started her run just outside Mt. Rodson on the B.C., Alberta border. During her run Slater stopped in several communities to talk about the need for cleaner energy and a national

Kim Slater turns onto Highway 16 as she continues her run to the B.C. Coast, raising awareness about the Northern Gateway pipeline and the need for alternative energy. Dan Mesec photo


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energy strategy before indulging in projects such as Northern Gateway. Kim said the push for this project has activated a lot of people, including herself to take action and believe there is a better way to cleaner energy. “I’ve been speaking to people about their thought surrounding the pipeline but then moving the conversation into what’s the alternative and what do we see when we transition away from fossil fuels, what does that look like?” Slater said. Kim visited Smithers at a crucial time in the review process. As hearings for Hazleton warped up in Smithers last week, momentum in opposition to the pipeline is continuing to grow. Slater is now 740 kilometres into her journey. But you wouldn’t believe it just by looking at her. For someone who’s been running 40 kilometres a day since July 8 Slater looked remarkably refreshed. Save her bruised and battered toes. Traveling with a pilot car that runs on waste

veggie oil half the time, Slater’s run is a testament to the potential energy efficiencies in which we can use in everyday life. Although we can all run our cars on waste veggie oil Slater it touring northwestern B.C. with the possibility that it might one day be possible. But starting the conversation to transition off fossil fuels has to come first. “There are individuals across the province that are working on biodiesel or waste veggie set ups who are especially dedicated to making their vehicles run on that,” Salter said. During her stop in Smithers, Slater did what she’s been doing all along the highway 16 corridor, discussing the opportunities for alternative energy in the north. About 20 people showed up to take part in the discussion which Friends of Morice Bulkley Chair, Dawn Remington said was very engaging for the public. “There were some good ideas that came out of the brain storming, some personal com-

mitments form some people to try and make changes in their own lives,” Remington said. “I think people saw there is a growing movement for people to change their lifestyles in the way that they can and the realization that it’s important to do so.” From here Slater will run through Moricetown, Hazelton, Terrace, Kitimat before finishing in Prince Rupert later this month. He goal is to create a conversation not around shutting down the tar sands but looking past it, to the future of energy and how each of us can contribute. “It’s been a wonderfully rich experience so far,” Slater said. “There’s been a tremendous amount of support as I’ve been making my way across B.C., people thanking me, so it’s been a real pleaser to be able to do this on behalf of a lot of people. “People like myself who have a lot of concerns with the Northern Gateway project and this sense of importance, primacy of this moment in history and we need to ensure we don’t make a decision that we can’t undo.”


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The Facts On Pipelines Enbridge operates the largest and most complex liquids pipeline system in the world. We’re proud of what we do—helping to provide reliable energy to many millions of people across North America every single day. Over the last decade alone, we’ve transported nearly 12 billion barrels of crude oil with a safe delivery record better than 99.999 per cent. That’s good but, for us, it’s not good enough. Any incident tells us that we must do even better. We will never stop striving for 100 per cent. Operating a complex pipeline system is by its nature a challenging business. This is not new. Enbridge employees have successfully met these challenges for over 60 years—by placing safety at the heart of our operations. We constantly strive to do better. Particularly when it comes to the integrity and viability of our pipelines—which is, and must always be, our number one concern. Pipeline safety has been much in the news lately, and so it’s important to give the issue some context— to look beyond the latest headline and recognize the outstanding long-term safety record of this important energy delivery system. In fact, decades of experience have shown that pipelines are by far the safest, most efficient method of transporting large volumes of oil. Historically, pipelines have had the least amount of releases of any mode of oil transportation. As a result of strenuous efforts within our industry, releases have actually decreased over the past decade—both in terms of the number of releases and the amount of product released. Our goal at Enbridge is—and will continue to be—the prevention of all spills. In 2011 alone we invested about $400 million to ensure the safety and integrity of our system, and that amount is set to increase substantially—to more than $800 million—in 2012. Over the past two years we have doubled the number of staff dedicated to leak detection and pipeline control systems, and substantially strengthened our focus on the tools, technologies and strategies to ensure the fitness of our pipelines. This is not new, but rather part of an ongoing effort to be the best in the business. In the past decade we’ve invested more than $3 billion in safety, integrity and new technology—and we’re planning more investment going forward. We continually evaluate the condition of our pipeline system to ensure long-term reliability and integrity. Enbridge is a Canadian success story, with a hard-earned reputation as a responsible corporate citizen. In a rapidly changing world we will continue to build on that foundation by continuing to adhere to a strong set of core values that reflect what is truly important to us as a company: the safe transportation of energy that millions of people rely on in their daily lives.

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BV Bowmen shoot gets hunters in the mood for new season Smithers / Interior News

The group is silent, as Lain Hooper sites his target and cocks his arm back. He releases, whack! Another point, another kill shot. But this is just a practice round. The targets are made of rubber, not flesh. The real hunt is just around the corner. That’s why the Bulkley Valley Bowmen held a 3D shoot last weekend, to give hunters an opportunity to prepare for the up coming season. “The terrain was the biggest factor,” BV Bowmen, Larry Lee said. “We’re shooting on some pretty flat ground at the archery range. Up here we have a forested area, it’s all up and down, it gives them a more realistic hunting situation. That was the reasoning for this shoot. A practice shoot before hunting season starts.” This was the first time the BV Bowmen held a shoot at

the Nordic centre on Hudson Bay Mountain. The trail gave shooters almost seven kilometres of terrain to find targets and peg them from multiple distances and locations. Close to 50 people were out on the trails, which is lower than usual but still a good showing on short notice. Still, Lee said the BV Bowmen are going to start advertising now to hold another shoot around the same time next year. However, for those who were out, camping and shooting, it couldn’t have been a better day. “It’s been pretty good,” said Hooper. “I’ve got lots of points and I’m hitting lots of targets.” Hooper, 9, has been shooting since he was two. A veteran shooter at that he was also joined by his dad and grand parents, family affair to say the least. Not a sport you would traditionally label as family oriented but according to Lee that’s

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Bill Goodacre, centre receives the Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from Annette Morgan, left and Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach, right, together with family and friends from the community. Jerome Turner photo

Goodacre receives Diamond Jubilee Medal By Jerome Turner Smithers/Interior News

Bill Goodacre received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal last week at the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre in recognition of his ongoing dedication and service to community. Most of Goodacre’s public service for the Bulkley Valley and region happens while on Smithers Town Council and other local organizations, but he is known throughout northwestern B.C. and Canada, as he was MLA for the Bulkley Valley-Stikine region from 1996 to 2001. “I’m touched,” a surprised Goodacre said during a luncheon at the Friendship Centre to celebrate the achievement. He thought he was attending a meeting to announce a new grant allocation. It’s quite an

honour,” he added. The nomination for the medal was submitted by the Executive Council of the B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres. “It’s the only award being given to anyone in northern B.C.,” President of the BCAAFC, Annette Morgan said. “Everybody knows Bill and how hard he works. “It’s very well deserved.” The award established to recognize the 60th anniversary of the ascent of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne of England and by extension Canada. Goodacre is one of 60,000 Canadians who received the Diamond Jubilee award this year. The Governor General of Canada, David Johnson said the medal “recognizes Canadians who, like (Her Majesty), have devoted themselves to the well-being of


family, community and country.” Goodacre considers his time spent with the local Friendship Centre a prominent highlight. As a member of the board he helped secure ownership of the current Friendship Centre building. “It allowed the centre to diversify services and bring in revenue,” Goodacre said. Taylor Bachrach, Smithers’ mayor, considers Goodacre an invaluable member of the community. “He’s a bit of an icon,” Bachrach said. “I’m impressed by his generosity of spirit and his deep relationships in all areas of the community.” It takes Goodacre some effort to recall a complete list of the groups he is involved with, but he includes his fifth term on Smithers Town Council, the Smithers Community Services board, the Bridging Committee, the


Bulkley Valley Brain Injury Group and the Smithers Action Group, which deals with homelessness

issues. Morgan, also the Executive Director of the Dze L Kant Friendship Centre,

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time in several areas,” Morgan said. “Every day of the week he’s doing something different.”

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Round Squares fit perfectly into community By Percy N. Hébert Smithers/Interior News

They’re typical high school students, laughing and teasing each other as they clean fish they’ve received as a gift. The only difference is these teens, staying at the Soaring Spirits Camp, just west of Kitwanga, embrace the value of community service and come from countries around the globe, including France, Germany, Oman, as well as Canada. “That’s one of the goals of the organization,” Round Square project leader David MacLellan said. “This idea of mixing different cultures.” Round Square is an international association with more than 80 participating schools that put a premium on responsibility and community service, MacLellan explained. Two of the teens signed up for the three-week stint are Gavin George and Skye Patterson. George, 14, a Grade 9 student at Smithers secondary school, entered the program on the advice of a cousin who had previously participated in the Round Squares program. “She said it would really help my resumé,” he explained from the deck behind the kitchen at the Soaring Spirits camp. Building a resume is important, but George said it was the opportunity to do community service that tugged at him to join the Round Square program.

It didn’t hurt, he admitted, that the program involved outdoor work. “It’s fun,” George said after just a few days of being in camp. “We get to meet new people and learn about their cultures.” For Skye Patterson, 17, the experience is nothing short of a chance of a lifetime. A student at Westminster School in Adelaide, Patterson heard of the Round Square program through her school. Patterson admits she knew nothing of Canada when she arrived here, but is thus far impressed. “I think it’s beautiful, the land is very different to where I’m from,” she said referring to her hometown of Leigh Creek, six hours north of Adelaide on the edge of the Flinders Ranges of mountains. Like George, Patterson was drawn to opportunity to participate in the project to mingle with youth of different cultures. “The pamphlet had a photo of a First Nations person and I wanted to compare their culture to my own,” Patterson, who is of Aborigine

descent said. After just a few days together, George, who is Wet’suwet’en and Patterson found commonalities in their respective cultures. One similarity Patterson was a tradition surrounding marriages. In her group, the Adnyamadhanha (Rock People), members are not allowed to marry among themselves, they must marry outside of their group. “You can marry in your group, but they have to have a different name [clan name]. George explained a similar tradition exists among the Wet’suwet’en. The teens do have a plateful of community service ahead of them, including clearing a neglected trail along Boulder Creek Canyon in Seven Sisters Provincial Park, building a smokehouse for the youth of a Gitxsan community as well as building a playground. The teens also have some fun lined up with a trip to Alaska to view grizzly bears as well as a canoe trip on the Skeena and Kispiox rivers.ww

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Dr. Peper’s new healthy flavour By Jerome Turner Smithers/Interior News

Cancer and a proven way to battle the disease without chemotherapy is the topic of a lecture and workshop by Dr. Erik Peper, a University of San Francisco psychology professor, Aug. 16 and Aug. 17, respectively. Peper, is a master of integrative health and founder of the first holistic health program at any U.S. College. He argues the advancement of cancer is a failure of a person’s immune system and all that is needed to eliminate tumours is to kick start the lymphatic system and improve our approach to illness. “[People] have some control over their health, we are not victims of disease,” Peper said. “Often people blame themselves without asking what they can do to optimize their own health.”

Peper is also a world expert in stress management, according to Servaas Mes, founder of the Human Health project in Smithers. “Dr. Peper can show people how to live in a body that works with you, instead of against you in the form of illness,” Mes said. During the lecture and workshop, Peper draws from material in Fighting Cancer: A Nontoxic Approach to Treatment, a book he co-authored with Dr. Robert Gorter. In Fighting Cancer, Peper notes a major hurdle for a person recently diagnosed with cancer is the loss of basic trust a person had in their body. Further, the negative emotions and thoughts, whether healthy or not, associated with the disease, greatly determine any immune system response. The belief in a positive outcome is present in 75 per cent of cancer survivors, Peper said.

“Thoughts we have held in the past shape our present, and the thoughts we hold today create our future,” he said. “Cancer is a significant concern for all communities, Smithers included,” Dr. Biz Bastian of Smithers Cancer Services said. “I’m very interested in what he [Peper] has to say, with the aging population and high smoking rate in the north.” In B.C., over 180,000 people are estimated to develop a type of cancer this year and an estimated 9,800 will succumb to cancer in 2012, according to Canadian Cancer Society statistics. Peper will speak at the Della Herman Theatre, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m. ($15) and conduct a workshop at the Northwest Community College at 9:00 a.m .to noon ($60). For information on Fighting Cancer or Dr. Peper visit biofeedbackhealth. org.

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Courtesy stops at door, music on horizon


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Telkwa, August 16, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hear the Swamp Donkeys perform and Boys of the Bush. I heard the Boys sing The Maple Leaf Forever. Just awesome! September 13, String Licorice and No North of Dixie will tak take the stage at Ed Eddy Park. Bring a blanket, sna snacks, enjoy a rel relaxing evening. Check out “Where the h Hell is Matt.” This fellow dances with people all over the world. Starting in 2003 in Vietnam, India, Russia and Kenya, then 2006, 2008 (taking 14 months to make, 42 countries) and now 2012 in Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, many more countries. Joyful, just joyful. Another enjoyable watch is Playing for Change. A multimedia music project recording in sound and pictures musicians from around the world

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alking with my walking buddy we came upon two little girls, one around six, the other maybe five. The six year old was instructing the younger one on how to lie face down, to be real still and do what the police say. I asked what they were playing. The six year old said that they were practicing what to do when the police arrived. Whatever happened to playing Princess Barbie? Waiting at Service BC, doing a little people watching. Persons coming through the double doors sparked thoughts on holding doors open for others. Four groups of two entered and exited while I waited. The person in front just pushed the door open and walked through, letting go of the door. The one following either had to rush through while the door slid shut or

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COMMUNITY TYHEE TAKEOFF Besides swimming, fishing and tubing, Tyhee Lake is also home to a few float planes Percy N. Hébert photo

Guitar camp concert set for Saturday Tuesday marked the beginning of the annual guitar camp hosted by the Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society. Held at Camp Caledonia in Telkwa, the camp affords local youth the opportunity to hone their skills and pursue their love of music with some of the area’s finest musicians, including Ben Brooks, Chris George, Theresa Pasaluko, Tehdi Russell, Julius Clegg and Taylor Possenroth. Certainly the highlight of the week for the young musicians will be the camp instructors concert Saturday, Aug. 18, featuring Canadian folk legend Valdy, who as a teen, would spend afternoons at the Eaton’s store in downtown Winnipeg jamming on the guitars in the music department. Participants in the youth camp are performing, along with their instructors. The second half of the evening sees Valdy take to the stage with the instructors from the adult guitar camp, notably Marc Ladouceur, Ben Brookes, Jenny Lester, Mark Perry and George Stokes. Tickets for the evening are $18 and can be purchased at Mountain Eagle Books or at the door. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Canadian pride wins the day


should avoid his weeks show the activity on a big topic. screen TV. Mind you if I did that For instance when the I wouldn’t have anything to young man ran the race in write about. nine seconds to be the fastest So, as of today the Olympics man in the world you could are still going on-and on. When with the 85,000 people or so you read this it will be over. watch it on TV in the stadiThank goodness I say. um. OK you have figured out Or you could sit in the that I am not the sporty type. comfort of your home and I’m very proud of the young watch him run the race over athletes and all the hard work and over again. It’s too much PICE they put into their sport. I have I tell tel you. to say I’ve seen very little of Canada C has done well I figOF IFE the coverage since I have other ure. Brenda Mallory things to do. Mind M you some of the If I had the time would I medals med are only bronze. have sat my ample bottom in Only bronze! front of the TV to watch countries try Any medal I feel is a real bonus for the their best? Probably not. athlete and our country. Those of us a little older did not see I know by the time all this Olympic Olympic activity for most of our youth. frenzy is over I will feel some pride about No TV, no iPad, no computer. our country. Just a radio that we did not sit in front I probably won’t watch the closing cerof to hear about sports. I’m sure it was emony. Not very appealing on my small a big deal back in the day but today it’s TV. I just know you’ll ask me if I watched the carry on about each athlete, the huge the grand finale. amount of money, the effort for the host Even though I’m writing this column nation to outdo the previous host nation. before the end of the coverage I can safely What happened I ask you about the say I won’t watch much of the ending. amateur standing that athletes used to For me the best part will be the end. have ? Not so in today’s sports. That kind Like I said I probably shouldn’t have of bugs me, among other things. written about the Olympics. I gather it’s a big deal to attend some Maybe it’s the heat that’s made me a of the sports events. Not to worry if your little crabby and not feeling all warm and seat is too far from the action they will fuzzy about this monster sports event.



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Good thing it will be four years before I have to face it all again. PS. I know, I know, I said I wasn’t all that interested in the Olympics. So listen carefully as I eat my words. My hat comes off to congratulate Hazelton’s Carol Huynh for her bronze medal in wrestling. Also a tip of the hat goes to Canada’s

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Hazeltons’ Carol Huynh is now a two-time Olympic medalist after capturing the bronze medal in the women’s 48-kilogram category on Wednesday morning at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Hundreds of people gathered in Hazelton at 5 a.m. to cheer on their hometown hero at the historical BC Cafe and amongst them was her long time coach, Joe Sullivan. While the small Cafe was packed, there was a big screen set up outside on the street and lots of seating for everyone who wanted to be amongst fellow Hazeltonians to cheer on their Olympian. Just before 5:30 a.m. she entered the ring and in her first match she took out Thi Lua Nguyen of Vietnam in 34 seconds after a quick pin. “The first match was the highlight in how quickly she won it,” Sullivan said. “She pinned that girl so quickly which was far and away the fastest in the tournament and one of the fastest times in any tournament at that level.” Next up she took down Vanesa Kaladzinskaya of Belarus winning easily to advance to the semi-finals. However, in the next match, Carol faced the eight-time world champion Hitoma Obara, from Japan who had re-

cently come out of retirement and dropped a weight class making her a dangerously strong opponent. It was clear to former coach Joe Sullivan, that she was in for a tough fight and in the end she fell short losing the first round- 2-0, the second 2-1 and the third 2-0. That meant Huynh the opportunity to fight for the bronze medal against Senegal’s Isabelle Sambouand and she once again proved why she is one of the best wrestlers in the world for her weight class. With her parents and friends, including some from Hazelton, cheering her on in the crowd and her communities cheering her on at home, she stepped on to the mat. Her final Olympic match was perhaps not as thrilling to watch as others but for Sullivan it was a thing of technical beauty and luck. “The most interesting match of the day for me was the bronze and she was wrestling one of the worlds best offensive wrestlers,” Sullivan shared. “Yet Isabelle spent the entire time in a defensive state holding Carol off.” The match went pointless for all three rounds which forced the clinch and brought everyone in the BC Cafe to the edge of their seats. Everyone knew, luck was now a key factor. Yet fortune was on Huynh’s side and both times her blue ball was pulled and both times she took mere seconds to make her mark, take the point and then take the bronze. See HUYNH on p. B3

Carol Huynh is all smiles after receiving her bronze medal at the 2012 London Summer Olympics. COC/Mike Rideway photo

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A Look Back n five months, I will be eligible for my full pension. I find myself thinking back over many years in the work force, starting at age 16. Later, I got involved in giving rides to elder Chiefs and watching the many debates that led up to the Gitxsan Carrier Declaration of Nov. 7, 1977. That date alone tells me more than half of my life has gone to the cause. The same, and more, can be said for elder Hereditary Chiefs much older than me. Much of our politics played out on the land, and frustration ran high because of non-recognition. Going to court presented other challenges, especially when the trial was moved to Vancouver. Some of us who got paid, when dollars


ran out, survived on what was called Unemployment Insurance. When that ran out, we kept going. During the 1970s, Bill Blackwater Sr., Ray Jones, Neil John Sterritt and Don Ryan provided very significant leadership in administration. The nature of politics is that you get beat up and get very little thanks. Yet what drives people is a better life for all Gitxsan. After skirmishes on the land and court decisions, we were accepted by the Treaty Commission. Even after the Delgamuukw decision recognized the Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs, the first round of talks did not.

The province described the situation as insurmountable differences and left the table. After another case was won, and we were declared to have title, they came back. Now that we have all the above, we have a strong hand to say we have to be involved with “all” Gitxsan lands under the directives of the Delgamuukw case. As everyone says, “No land selection.” I repeat these themes often to show we are still on the same road.

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Alcohol keeps Hazelton RCMP busy The New Hazelton RCMP responded to 99 calls during the week of August 2 through to Aug. 8. On Thursday Aug. 2, the police responded to a report of vandalism of a bus stop in Hazelton. Upon arrival they found two intoxicated males who were then subsequently arrested. Later on the same day, they received a complaint of a male who was reportedly intoxicated and passed out on the sidewalk in Hazelton.

Police attended and arrested the male, who was kept in the cells until sober. The following day, the RCMP were able to locate a stolen pick up truck that was then recovered near the Kispiox Elementary school. On the same afternoon, members of the New Hazelton detachment responded to the report of a vehicle accident approximately 20

kilometres west of New Hazelton. Upon their arrival they found a cow had been killed when it was struck by a vehicle. While the driver was not injured, the vehicle did receive serious damage and consequently had to be towed. On August 4, two intoxicated males were arrested after it was discovered that they were

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HUYHN from B1 The Cafe erupted, and cheering could be heard in the streets. People hugged, laughed, cried and shared in what was truly a wonderful moment for both Huynh and Hazelton. For Sullivan it was a great victory and one he predicted. “In a match like this it always comes down to the clinch,” Sullivan explained. “Carol won the ball both times which was fortunate and it only took her under four seconds to score a point and that is impressive. “While it may not have been exciting for some to watch, it was a good match for myself as it was a truly technical match. “The outcome was exactly what I had predicted. “Carol is getting older, and as it turned out most of her opponents are the same from last time except the Japanese girl and I just didn’t think she was going to have a lot of luck getting past her.” While Sullivan credits many things to Huynh’s success, he added luck not only played a role in her success in London, but also has been a key factor in going as far as she has in a sport of high risk. “One of the things I have often said about world or Olympic champions is if there is a measure of luck that is involved, like martial arts, there is such a risk of getting injured,” he said. “If you avoid all that, it is a matter of luck and she’s been able to do that and take advantage of it. “But she’s 31 and while she may go to another Worlds, and I hope she will, it may be time.” All in all, Wednesday was a great day for many who know Huynh and BC Cafe co-owner Tera Brooks, said the whole day was a huge success on many levels. “It turned out so well to have so many

“Carol is just so amazing and I can’t even talk about her without getting choked up,” Hazelton Mayor, Alice Maitland people here and everyone cheering and being part of something so great,” she said. “To have Carol take the bronze was amazing and we’re just so proud of her and so happy we could do something like this and get everyone together to share the moment.” Hazelton Mayor, Alice Maitland was there Wednesday morning and she too was overwhelmed with pride and emotion. “Carol is just so amazing and I can’t even talk about her without getting choked up,” Maitland said with tears of joy in her eyes. “She just shows up as being a champion in every single way. “A medal is a medal and I think the bronze wasn’t far from the gold.” Local NDP MP, Nathan Cullen was also elated with Huynh’s success and sharing words of high praise for the local champion. “I’m so happy for her and how much it means to this community,” Cullen said. “She does us proud every time she speaks, when she wrestles and she’s just a great ambassador.” For Sullivan, this was a great end to more than 55 years of love for the sport. “No disappointments for me and I am very proud of her, she has put so much in for so many years,” he said. “It was fun. Last time I missed the whole thing and this time I was right there for it and it was a lot of fun at the BC Cafe. “I didn’t really interact with people because I was intent on watching it but the display of community was thrilling.

“The feeling and love that this community has for her was a real pleasure to see and in the long run that is way more important than winning a medal.” To Sullivan who has watched literally thousands of matches since his career started in 1955, it’s the community that means a lot. He added that while he has seen a lot and learned even more, he is a firm believer in the statement from the 1989 movie Field of Dreams, “If you build it, they will come.” “The line I remember the best was ‘build it and they will come’ and as a coach, my sense has always been that is a true statement,” he

said. “If you build a venue and provide an opportunity they will show up. “As for Hazelton, that is exactly what happened and it’s nice to see a local kid get credit.” “Those kind of kids are everywhere and we were fortunate enough to get one in the right place to take advantage of it.” Looking back, Sullivan said it was well worth the hard years of dedication that cost him dearly and while he felt he had built something great and given the children a wonderful opportunity, the peak of his journey was to come years after he retired. “I’ve seen some amazing things and known so many Olympic medalists,” he shared. “I went to the Tulsa YMCA to get some extra time on the mat when I was a kid and it turned out on the mat were five Olympic

RICHARD (Dick) ALBERT DAVIES passed away July 23, 2012 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimers. Dick was born on December 6, 1933 to Alice and Albert Davies in Nelson, B.C. and was their only child. Dick is survived by Betty, his wife of 55 years; his son Allen (Susan), daughters Diane (Tom) and Gwen (Lonnie); Grandchildren: Tanya, Chelsea, Amber, Nickie, Zachery, Meagan, Kelsi, Isaac; Great Grandchildren: Anthony, Nigel, Austin, Jayden, Riley, Branson, Wesley and Rori. Dick was a smart, hard working, inquisitive individual who was always learning and teaching others. He was an electrician by trade and began Smithers Electric Ltd. in 1963. He was a member of the Smithers Volunteer Fire Department for 33 years and served on the School Board as a Trustee for 10 years. Dick enjoyed exploring, travelling, ¿shing, Babine Lake, curling and spending time with family and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Flynn and the staff at the Bulkley Lodge for their excellent care. In lieu of Àowers, donations can be made to BVDH Cancer Care Services, Box 370, Smithers, B.C. V0J 2N0

gold medalists. “Then I went to Turkey who had never lost a team wrestling event until 1960, and I was there working with their national team and the worlds best. “There with the Turkish national team and they had 13 world champions on the mat. “You couldn’t have bought experience like that. “So it’s been a hell of a ride and culminating that with having one of the students I taught go to the Olympics. “I thought the

highlight was when Lyndsay Belisle went to the Athens Olympics in 2004 and then Carol went on in the next Olympics and won and now this. “It’s been just amazing.” For now, thousands of Hazelton residents are looking forward to Huyhn’s return and plan on making it special. “We’re so proud and when she can come back, we’ll do something all together as a community,” Shirley Muldoe said. “New Hazelton, Hazelton, everyone will get together.”

Fair Time Submitted by Cindy Savage BVX Coordinator The Bulkley Valley Exhibition volunteers and staff are busy planning for the 93rd Annual BVX to be held August 23 – 26, 2012. This year our theme is “We’ve Got a Good Thing Growing”. We are pleased to announce our Concert and Special Events Line up – Watch next week for complete schedule Thursday night special – Mix’in @ Midnight Madness with DJ’s MiXXuP, EMFire & ELjato 8:30 – 11:30 pm. at the Claude Dohler Stage. The Arrogant Worms - Our featured artists the Arrogant Worms provide tuneful and silly escapism for everyone who needs it! Saturday Only! It began as a hobby, making fun of a big dumb world. Luckily, the world is still dumb and The Arrogant Worms (Mike McCormick, Chris Patterson and Trevor Strong) still have plenty to sing about. The shows are fast, furious and family friendly. The wit is quick, the satire is biting and the musicianship is second to none. Their appeal has earned them fans from kids to parents to grandparents to Princess Leia Sweet Tequila - Country rock band Sweet Tequila will take the stage Friday night and Saturday evening as well as entertain at the Smithers Rodeo Club Dance Saturday night. The band’s sound influences include classic rock, new rock, New Country and Dance Mix. And one of Smithers favourites Rick Scott - Special family entertainment Sunday at our Claude Dohler Stage featuring the lovable Rick Scott and his “electric snowshoe.” Rick will also be performing a grownup set on Saturday night. Random Order - Vocalist/guitarist S. Lynn Phillips is the driving force behind Random Order whose vocal style traverses the musical spectrum ranging from playful rap, to soulful reggae, to blow-you-away punk/funk and rawk. Random Order has drawn comparisons to bands such as the Au Pairs, The Slits,and The Clash. Friday Night only. Mark Perry – A BVX favourite, Mark Perry requires little if any introduction. His music and song writing is like life’s journey, start writing and see how the story unfolds. Mark’s show at the BVX is always a delight. You never know who is special performing guest might be. Saturday night West Coast Lumberjacks show & Logger Sports Corporate Challenge. Come out and watch as they chop, saw and climb their way to the top! Friday, Saturday and Sunday finals VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We are looking for creative and enthusiastic individuals who would love to join our volunteer team. From gardening and painting to show managers and division heads we have many opportunities for you to join our team. Share your passion, learn new skills, meet new friends! Contact our office at 250.847.3816 or email Our First Aid team requires OFA Level 3 qualified people to volunteer for us. Please contact Julia at if you can volunteer. This is great experience for your resume Summer office hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10am to 5 pm For more information check out Advertising space donated by our website at www. The Interior News

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Pioneer Day draws a crowd By Shannon Hurst Hazelton/Interior News

The Annual Pioneer Day Celebration in Old Hazelton was a huge success organizers said as a record number of people turned out and the weather cooperated. The streets were lined with vendors and the sidewalks packed with people as things got underway on Saturday morning. The parade started off the main festivities at noon and did not disappoint according to spectators. “This is always such a great parade,” Rene Chandler said. “So many people came out and there were some great floats again this year.” Following the parade, many of the festivities started such as the popular Iron Chef competition, the horse-drawn wagon rides, watermelon eating , basketball and chess competitions and a ton of events for children. There was a bouncy castle, face painting, kids play park, pony rides, petting zoo and the Junior Firefighters challenge sponsored by the Gitanmaax Fire Department. Contest winners were announced later in the afternoon and for full results see next week’s paper. In the evening the Candles by the River Luminary for Cancer was held along the banks of the Skeena and once again raised a record amount according to organizer, Jude Hobenshield. This year the return of the Cars for Cancer was also a success Hobenshield said as many people donated to have their name on a car during the day. People can still make a donation by dropping by the New Hazelton Bulkley Valley Credit Union. The Annual Dance finished the day off and organizers were happy to report that all the events went well.


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Start Time: 7:00 pm Location: 3439 Fulton Avenue, Smithers, B.C. Top: Anela Croft, far left, Tyler Scott, Jessie Croft and Kendra Johnson threw candies and smiles to spectators on the District of New Hazelton float in the Pioneer Day Parade on Saturday; bottom: Andrea Vickers keeps the crew in line and hard at their chores on the Conservation Camp float which won second place during Saturday’s Pioneer Day Parade.

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BAJER ON DISPLAY Last Friday, Local artist Magdalena Bajer opened her new show Articulteur at the Boat Gallery in Hazelton. The show, featuring graphics, interactive sculpture and wearable art, runs through the month of August. The gallery is open seven days a week, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. during the week, and from noon to 4:00 p.m. on the weekend. Contributed photo


Organizers set for annual Fox Run By Andrew Hudson Smithers/Interior News



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Shortly before he died, Terry Fox got to see his Marathon of Hope reach its goal for cancer research fundraising—one dollar for every Canadian. Inspired by that simple goal, organizers of the local Terry Fox Run hope to hit the same target on a Smithers scale by raising one dollar for each of the 5,400 people in town. “For me, it’s such a big deal,� says Mark Edwards, one of a dozen local organizers. “Terry Fox is the greatest Canadian hero ever. You see it again and again, but he’s the tie that binds.� Edwards had just turned eight when Fox ran through his hometown of Hamilton in the summer of 1980. “It was just like the whole city came alive.� And before he stirred thousands to crowd the TransCanada in places like Hamilton, Toronto or Montreal, Edwards pointed out that Fox made his mark here in northwest B.C. Before starting his legendary 5,374-km run across the country, Fox competed in a 27-km race in Prince George. Running on the prosthetic leg he got at 18, Fox came last.

He posted a time of over three hours. But, amazed at his effort, Fox found a crowd of cheering well-wishers at the finish line. “He finishes last in this race, and is he down and is he out?� asks Edwards. “No. Just six months later, he’s off on his Marathon of Hope.� Kicking off Sept. 16 at noon outside the Central Park Building, Edwards said the Smithers Terry Fox Run will be a lot more easy going than Terry’s adventures. “It’s a very simple, family-friendly, non-competitive race,� he said. “It’s all about the cause.� As always, there is no entry fee, no sponsorships, nor any minimum donation to join. Walkers, cyclists, and all manner of movers are welcome. And this year, Edwards says, people can donate just by pulling a phone out of their pocket. Texting “terryfox� to number 4567 will donate $5 to the Terry Fox Foundation. If Edwards’ math is right and Smithers’ participation stays true to form, runners need to collect just over $20 in tax-refundable pledges to reach the goal of raising one dollar for every Smithereen.


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Carol Huynh’s accomplishment awe-inspiring An Olympic of a battle for the medal is a massive Olympian and but she accomplishment for once again came out any athlete in the ahead. world and to win Third match, you two, is a feat few can could have cut the air comprehend. inside the cafe as the The hard work, intensity grew. dedication, devotion, Everyone, barely commitment, training, breathed after it was inner strength and apparent she might not courage that go take the win. into becoming an She almost rallied Olympian are aweback but alas, in the bac Y OWN inspiring. end she lost her third Shannon Hurst For Hazelton’s round to hand the gold rou Carol Huynh, it has medal round to the me all been worth it and Japanese wrestler. Jap she is now the proud Next up was the recipient of both a final fight for Bronze. gold and bronze Olympic medal. Once again, emotions were Her family, her friends, running high, everyone was on the colleagues and Canadians across edge of their seat and cheering and the country are so proud of her Carol did what she had come to do. accomplishments. In a match more technical As for her big day, it wasn’t than most, she had the luck and hard to get up before dawn last the talent to bring it home and Wednesday and travel down to everyone went wild. Hazelton to the BC Cafe for 5 a.m. People cheered, hugged, some for many residents last week. cried and overall everyone there The owners of the Cafe, Tara shared a moment in time that will and Brad, did a wonderful job go down in Hazelton’s history as with a big screen television set up phenomenal day. outside, a fire keeping everyone It was so wonderful to walk warm in the early morning fog, around town and see everyone so seats, free hot coffee and hot elated. chocolate and a tent set up in case Everywhere you went it was of rain. the topic of conversation as a People packed the cafe and community glowed with pride. filled the benches and chairs All in all, while Carol did outside. something so amazing on the When her first match hit the matt and won two Olympic big screen many almost missed medals, perhaps her greatest it as it was over in 34 seconds as accomplishment is what she has she quickly flipped her opponent done and does for her home town. knocking her down and out. To win a medal on a world Cheers echoed through the stage is a massive accomplishment streets and restaurant. Emotions and to bring an entire community were running high. together and inspire hundreds of CTV was there to capture people is beyond measure. the events as they unfolded and We are all so proud of you focused on former coach Joe Carol, it is an honour to know you Sullivan and his wife Debbie. and watch you shine and share The second match was more your smile with the world.


SPIRIT IN THE GRASS A large male Kermode Bear, otherwise known as a Spirit Bear, has been the centre of attraction for many tourists and locals in a field nearby Kitwanga on Highway 16. RCMP are reminding motorists to use care and common sense when pulling off the Highway and also want to remind people not to approach wildlife. Shannon Hurst photo


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Gateway pipeline won’t be imposed, Harper says By Tom Fletcher Victoria/Black Press

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has rejected suggestions his government is considering pushing through the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline across northern B.C. Harper was asked about Enbridge Inc.’s pipeline project at a stop in Vancouver Tuesday, and the frequent accusation that he has

already decided it is in the national interest for it to proceed. “I’ve been very clear that decisions on these kinds of projects are made through an independent evaluation conducted by scientists into the economic costs and risks that are associated with the project,” Harper said. “I think that’s the only way governments can handle controversial projects of this manner, to ensure that things

are evaluated on an independent basis, scientifically, and not simply on political criteria.” Harper told reporters he has spoken with B.C. Premier Christy Clark and other premiers about pipelines, but those conversations are private. It’s his first public comment since a dispute erupted between Clark and Alberta Premier Alison Redford in July over Clark’s demand for more revenues.

“I’m not going to get into an argument or discussion about how we divide hypothetical revenues,” Harper said. He did emphasize that in general, it is important for Canada to diversify its trade and open up new markets in Asia. The federal government is planning “huge investments” to improve environmental protection for shipping resource material, but it won’t favour any individual project, he said.

Kinder Morgan hopes to twin its existing oil pipeline from Alberta to port and refinery facilities in Burnaby, to transport more heavy oil from the Athabasca oil sands. But the company has not yet formally applied for federal environment assessment. Clark initially said her government would wait until the federal assessment of Enbridge is concluded in 2013 before deciding whether to

support it. Then in late July, the B.C. government presented a list of five preconditions, including a positive recommendation from the federal review. The others are “world-leading” oil spill prevention and response capability on land and at sea, meeting legal requirements to consult and accommodate aboriginal groups along pipeline routes, and a “fair share” of oil revenues for B.C.



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ROBINSON FAMILY REUNION. The descendants of Asa and Elisabeth Robinson are coming to the 100th Telkwa BBQ. Asa supervised the BBQ from 1924 until the ‘70’s. Anyone who has stories to share with the family are asked to contact Mike Robinson at 250637-1097 or

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. Local Calls: 250-643-0794 Toll-free: 1-877-644-2266 SMITHERS MEETINGS: Sun., 7 p.m. Ranger Park, 3736-16th Ave.; Mon., 12 noon Courthouse, 3793 Alfred Ave., Main Floor Conf. Rm.; Tues., 7 p.m., Ranger Park, 3736-16th Ave., Wed., 7 p.m. Evangelical Free Church, corner 15th & Main; Thurs., 12 noon Courthouse, 3793 Alfred Ave.,Main Floor Conf. Rm.; Thurs., 7 p.m. Ranger Park, 3736-16th Ave.; Fri., 7 p.m. Evangelical Free Church, corner 15th & Main; Sat., 7 p.m. BVD Hospital, 3950-8th Ave., Conf. Rm.

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Information AA MEETING, HAZELTON Sundays, 7 p.m. Wrinch Memorial Hospital, Christine Wesley Room. For information phone 250-842-5694 AL-ANON Phone Jean at 250-847-3749 or Lori at 250-847-3884. Meetings 7 p.m. Thursdays at Smithers United Church, corner of Queen St. and 8th Ave. ARE you pregnant and distressed? Phone Smithers Pro Life 250-847-2475 or 1-800665-0570. OfďŹ ce hours MonWed-Fri 10:30-1:30. Free pregnancy testing, non judgmental lay counseling and adoption information. TOPS MEETING (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) every Monday evening 7 p.m. in the Baptist Church basement, Smithers. Everyone welcome. Call 250-847-9614 or for info.

Narcotics Anonymous Have drugs taken over your life? Do you have a desire to stop using? We can help. Narcotics Anonymous Meetings Smithers Friday 12 noon at the Courthouse, 3793 Alfred Ave., Main Floor Conference Room. 250-847-1726. THE Livestock Pedigree Act forbids selling a dog as purebred if unregistered. It provides ďŹ nes of up to two months imprisonment for anyone who sells a dog as purebred and does not provide the Canadian Kennel Club registration papers.



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Thomas George Cormack October 25, 1951 ~ July 30, 2011

Please join us in a memory of Thomas with a toast to his passing. Round Lake Hall 2:00 (14:00) Saturday, August 25, 2012

   Mary Jane Rosenburg   March 20, 1939 – July 28, 2012

$ -) Jane was  a ,(. very $&$$* independent $ and *(#$ determined $,+" individual. $ her ( " In life ) she  faced #$. many ""$) challenges $ and %+* fought  each -* with %+( and $ fortitude. %(**+ +!-** courage Quick-witted $ and &(&) perhaps ,$ even  a * bit 0'+(!.1$%+"#!.%+)#"-* +)*%$-%( “quirkyâ€?, Jane could make you smile with just one word. She $"". found %+$ peace & on %$ July +". 28,   2012  and $ is ) sadly )". missed #)) by . finally #".$($) "(*%$%("$&%*"+!"+$ family and friends. A celebration of her life and potluck lunch -""take *!place &"on %$August &*#( )* at  * *of(# (. will 25, 2012 the farm Mary%Bryant

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There is strength in unconditional love                There is strength in going beyond the convention and resisting         the temptation to blindly follow what they say you must do                There is strength in following your heart and the guidance of    

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that bond us to one another and set us free              And with them there is great strength in you and me.  /""( #.%$)  – Jill Marjama-Lyons, M.D.

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Sarah Louise Ordowski (Papin) April 13, 1944- August 7, 2012 Sarah passed away peacefully at Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace, BC Sarah had made Hazelton her home since 1993. She is survived by her husband Dietmar, son Ruarke and daughters Sonja Okada (Akio), Denise Marshall (Jared) as well her beautiful grandchildren Tucker, Gracie-Jane, Kazuki and Aya.She is predeceased by her son Barton (1992). A memorial for close friends and family will be held August 17th at 2pm-Anglican Hall, Hazelton. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corporation General Management Contract The Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corporation (WCFC) is seeking to contract General Management activities for the operation of the WCFC tenure for a period of five (5) years starting October 1st, 2012 and ending September 30, 2017. The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to inform prospective contractors of the details of the proposed contract and to solicit detailed proposals from interested and qualified contractors. RFP packages can be obtained at the Town of Smithers office at 1027 Aldous Street in Smithers. Deadline for RFP submissions is 4:00pm, September 7th, 2012.

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CRESCENT VALLEY Selkirk Paving, part of the Interoute Construction Ltd. group of companies, located in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, is looking for a F/T Shop Supervisor to manage a fleet of over 300 pieces of construction equipment. Some travel will be required.

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Ridley Terminals Inc. is currently seeking the following positions for their marine bulk handling terminal, located on the North Coast of BC, approximately 16 km. from the City of Prince Rupert. Committed to a safe and healthy workplace, Ridley Terminals Inc. provides an excellent working environment for individuals who have a high degree of initiative and are able to assume responsibility.



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The successful candidate must have an Inter-Provincial ticket (Tradesman Qualifications with I/P standards) with minimum 5 years experience on an industrial site as a journeyman. Troubleshooting experience in mechanical, hydraulics and pneumatics would be considered an asset. This position is a permanent full-time bargaining unit position. INFORMATION SERVICES ANALYST


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Driver / Yard Person Bulkley Valley Home Centre in Telkwa requires a fulltime, seasonal yard person / driver. Driving record must be clean. Forklift experience and some knowledge of building materials an asset. Occasional heavy lifting. Please fax resume to 250-846-5857 or email to

This position is a temporary full-time non-bargaining unit position to cover maternity leave for up to 18 months. The successful candidate must have minimum five years experience in office administration. Strong computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and power point, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail and accuracy as well as good organizational skills are required. Experience working with benefit administration considered an asset. This position offers a very competitive salary. The ability to work with a team to achieve results is essential. Candidates should also have an excellent health, safety and environmental record. For complete job descriptions go to: Qualified candidates are invited to forward their resumes by Monday, August 27, 2012 to: Ridley Terminals Inc. P. O. Bag 8000 Prince Rupert, BC V8J 4H3 Attention: Brenda Sparkes Or by e-mail to: Or fax to: (250) 624-2389 Please note resumes cannot be delivered to the site due to traffic restrictions.

Bulkley Valley Home Centre Telkwa • Houston

Ridley Terminals Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.


HOUSTON PELLET is currently accepting resumes to fill a variety of positions. If you are looking to start a career in the pellet industry, we want to hear from you. Please apply in person at the Houston Pellet plant, by fax at 250-845-5137, or by email to

Capri Family Restaurant is now accepting resumes for

Line Cook Must have experience, able to multi task, work on own and have food safe. Drop resume off at front desk or email to:

Capri Family Restaurant Cashier / Receiver

B.V. Home Centre Telkwa has an opening for a full time, seasonal, cashier and in-side hardware receiver. Experience in a computerized retail building or hardware supply an asset but will train the right individual. Must be capable of providing excellent customer service. Please email to or fax resume to 250-846-5857.

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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 journey person welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd yr apprentice $28$30/hr, journey person $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:; Keep your feet on the ground in a safe welding environment through inhole manufacturing process. No scaffolding or elevated work platform.

PARTS & Services Representatives at Jacobson Ford Salmon Arm BC- We are looking for exciting, customer friendly, dynamic individuals capable of working in a fast paced work environment. Parts and service experience an asset but not necessary, email resume to

The Northwest’s leading Jeweller is looking for a Full Time

Sales Associate Retail sales experience an asset but will train candidates who desire a career in this exciting and rewarding environment. Drop off resumes in person to Lauren or Baron, 1131B Main St., Smithers

Now accepting applications for Full or Part Time Employees Must have a valid drivers license. Assets would include a variety of professional and domestic cleaning experience, and be mechanically inclined. Apply via e.mail to Only qualiÀed applicants will be contacted.


COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPING Certificate Program. GPRC Fairview Campus. Extensive study of beekeeping, queen rearing, and honey business. Paid work experience. Affordable on-campus residences. Starts January 7, 2013. Call Lin. 1-780-8356630; IF YOU’RE Interested in real estate, then take Appraisal and Assessment, a specialized two-year business major at Lakeland College’s campus in Lloydminster, Alberta. Your training includes assessment principles, computerized mass appraisal valuation of properties, farmland evaluation and property analysis. Start September; 1-800-661-6490, ext. 5429. INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Apply online! 1-866-399-3853 MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION Rated #2 for at-home jobs. Start training today. Graduates are in demand! Enroll now. Take advantage of low monthly payments. 1-800-466-1535

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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that Required immediately for are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The Work in Northern BC work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS as well as Wanted for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets needed. Fax 250-775-6227 or willing to re-locate to Houston BC. email: info@torqueindustr Send resume to Apply online: or fax to 250-845-3245. CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHTS Needed for growing northern For more information company. Competitive wages check out our and benefits. Safety tickets necessary. Fax resume to web site www. 250-775-6227 or email: Online: THE RIDLEY ISLAND ROAD RAIL AND UTILITY CORRIDOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

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Provide community members with basic computer training and assisting with other computer related duties in the library. Approx. 15hrs/week from Sept. 6th 2012 to Mar. 31 2013. Must be between the ages of 15-30 in school or planning on returning to school. Full job description at Submit cover letter and resume by August 29th to Tracey Therrien, Library Director by mail: PO Box 55 Smithers BC V0G 2N0 or by email:

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The duties will include sales, sourcing, shipping, receiving and some shop work. You should be able to deal with the public and work with computers. Experience with powersaws, logging or industrial supplies would be an asset. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Mail resumes to:

Attn: Lee McColl Western Equipment 3011 Blackburn St., Terrace, B.C. V8G 3J1 or email to: Only those applicants suited will be contacted.

Part-time Bookkeeper/Receptionist Todd Larson & Associates Inc. is looking for an experienced part-time bookkeeper/receptionist to work 12 to 20 hours/week. Qualifications: • Minimum 3 years bookkeeping experience • Good working knowledge of Simply Accounting • Experience with Microsoft Word & Excel is an asset • Compensation based on experience Please send a full resume, including cover letter to Todd Larson & Associates by e.mail to, or drop off at 3896 2nd Avenue, Smithers, B.C.

Todd Larson & Associates CertiÀed General Accountant 3896 Second Avenue Smithers BC, V0J 2N0 Phone: 250-847-3939 Building Tomorrow Fax: 250-847-2969

POSITION SUMMARY The Ridley Island Road Rail and Utility Corridor Construction Project is seeking an experienced Health and Safety Officer for a 2 year term contract. The contract will be stationed at the Prince Rupert Port Authority field office located on Ridley Island, Prince Rupert, BC. Reporting directly to the Project Manager, the Health and Safety Officer is responsible for development, implementation and monitoring of the site specific safety plans and other related duties. Expressions of Interest for the RFP Package can be made to Roger Morin C/O The Prince Rupert Port Authority 200 – 215 Cow Bay Rd Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1A2 Direct Line: 250-627-2512

CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103.


Excavator, Dozer, Gravel truck & pup for ongoing Smithers project. Email resumes to or fax 250-287-2242. INSERTING MACHINE Operator required for busy Alberta printing plant. Previous Alphaliner or other machine experience an asset. Mechanical & computer aptitude required; LOOKING for enthusiastic, driven Hair Stylists guaranteed clientele, full or part time. Apply with resume in person to Valley Oasis, 3847 2nd Ave. PARTS AND Services representatives at Jacobson Ford Salmon Arm BC. We are looking for exciting, customer friendly, dynamic individuals capable of working in a fast paced work environment. Parts and service experience an asset but not necessary, email resume to:

Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780-725-4430 T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. For details visit Contact Tyson Lambert by Fax: 250-286-9502 or by

Trades, Technical 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 journey person welders. We offer best wage in industry. 3rd yr apprentice $28$30/hr, journey person $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. CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS wanted for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets needed. Fax 250-775-6227 or email: info@torqueindustr Apply online:

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Capri Motor Inn is now accepting resumes for

Housekeeping Must be able to work flexible hours, be available on weekends, and work independently. Must be reliable. Please drop off resume at front desk or email

Capri Motor Inn is looking for a

Snowcat Operations Manager

Before August 27, 2012 @ 12:00pm Local Time THE RIDLEY ISLAND ROAD RAIL AND UTILITY CORRIDOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT is seeking REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OF PROJECT ACCOUNTANT POSITION SUMMARY The Ridley Island Road Rail and Utility Corridor Construction Project is seeking an experienced Project Accountant for a 2 year term contract. The contract will be stationed at the PRPA field office located on Ridley Island. Reporting to the Project Manager, the Project Accountant performs general accounting activities to meet the operational and contractual requirements which support the on-going and effective management of this capital project. Expressions of Interest for the RFP Package can be made to Roger Morin C/O The Prince Rupert Port Authority 200 – 215 Cow Bay Rd Prince Rupert, BC V8J 1A2 Direct Line: 250-627-2512 Before August 27, 2012 @ 12:00pm Local Time

to join our team in Terrace BC. This is a Seasonal 6 to 9 month position starting Oct. 15th We offer competitive wages, more holiday time and great skiing benefits. Preference given to applicants with extensive road building experience, mechanical abilities and BR maintenance experience Please forward your cover letter and resume to

Capri Motor Inn is now accepting resumes for a

Front Desk Clerk Full-time position. Must be able to work flexible hours and be available for weekends. Must have strong customer service skills. Please drop off resume at front desk or email

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CERTIFIED MILLWRIGHTS needed for growing northern company. Competitive wages and benefits. Safety tickets necessary. Fax resume to 250-775-6227 or email: info@torqueindustr Online:

CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103.

INSERTING MACHINE operator required for busy Alberta printing plant. Previous Alphaliner or other machine experience an asset. Mechanical & computer aptitude required;

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Fort St John, B.C. Licensed Plumber/Gasfitter/Sheetmetalman wanted for new construction and installations. Must have valid drivers license. Send resume to or (250)7855542

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TICKETED Crane Operator in the West Kootenay Area with experience/Ability up to 75 ton crane send resume to

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SHINGLE SAWYER needed in Gold River. Pendragon Forest Products Ltd. Apply to: Box 1100 Gold River B.C., V0P 1G0. Call 250-283-2111 or 604-369-3045. Or Email:


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1355 Dogwood Street Telkwa Saturday August 18 8am to 12 Kid clothes, bikes, toys, books

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GARAGE SALE Sat., Aug. 18, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at 3950, 11th Ave Smithers King size brass bed and bedding, various Hummels, antique petit point of John the Baptist in an antique frame. Call Cheryl 250-847-1928.

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House for Sale 1671 Telegraph St., Telkwa BC

Hudson Bay Mountain Estates 8 lots left and 8 already sold. Free season pass for life! Ask about the Pioneer Club. Servicing is now in progress, take a drive up the Mountain and think about living there. Contact Sandra today for a viewing!

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STUDENT DESKS, 2, $20 ea. Wooden futon frame, mattress avail., $50 obo. Manual treadmill, $40. 250-846-5742. White Frigidaire oven,GWC $100 . 250-847-5137

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GE King size stainless steel tub Washer and Dryer for sale. Newer and in great condition. $350.00 for both. Call 250847-4763

It’s Garage Sale Season

Dynamic Cleaning Services


Pets Boxer Puppies, vet checked with all shots up to date. $700. each Ready Aug 20 250-5673193




HIGH Quality Hay For Sale, 4’ x 5’ Round Bales weighing 800lbs from the field for $40/bale. Delivery Available. Phone Robin Creek Dairy at 250-846-5082 ON SALE good quality horse hay, $3.50/sq. bale. Barn stored. Delivery avail. in BV. (250)846-9690. ROUND hay bales. $50/bale. Discount for large quantities. (250)846-5504 or 847-0952. ROUND HAY Bales for sale. Call 250-846-5855

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Commercial/Residential Floor Specialist • Windows • • Carpets • Floors • General Cleaning •

Equestrian GLENN STEWARD Natural Horsemanship Clinics (Stage 1 & Stage 3/4 and Extreme Horsemanship Competition in Smithers. Aug. 29 thu Sept,2012. Call Anika at 250846-5494 or email for more info. HORSE FOR SALE 19 year old sorrel gelding, well trained, not a beginners horse. Used for penning at one time. $2500 obo. (250) 695-6972

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NEWER KENMORE stove, good condition. $150 obo. (250)847-4550.

For Sale By Owner

Prime Location – Simcoe Loop Enjoy this stylish 2 bedroom 2 storey energy ef¿cient home on 100 x 120 ft. lot in the Tower Road subdivision. Features include: partial cathedral ceilings throughout, open design on the main level, wood stove heating in the fully ¿nished rec room, ceramic tiled kitchen, cream shaker styled cabinets with island and new appliances. Attached garage with workshop and an of¿ce space/project room. Well maintained grounds include an established vegetable garden. Upper and lower decks. Close to Telkwa Elementary and Tyhee Lake. Great view of Hudson Bay Mountain. Asking price: $290,000. Please call 250-847-5033 for a viewing.

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Country living within walking distance of town, golf course and high school. Immaculate, well maintained home on 5 ½ acres. 4/5 bedrooms. Upstairs covered deck and ground level deck. Fenced for horses. $369,000 Phone: 250 847 8775

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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:

Mike Steinebach (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

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2 NORTHWATER Throwbags, $25 ea. Neoprene Sea Kayak Skirt, $25. 700x38c. Armadillo bike tire new, $25. DRU freestanding gas fireplace, G.C., $200. 250-847-1888.

2000 MOBILE, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, 6 appl., 27x50 dble wide. Must be moved. (250)847-3494 3 BDRM house on 5 acres, close to town, lg heated shop. (250)847-4936. SMITHERS area, 188 acres, 5 bdrm house, outbuildings. $385,000. (250)847-4537 eves

Executive Home for rent.

Coming to PRINCE GEORGE for school? Quiet, safe, clean, friendly furnished home to share with female student. Available after August 15/Sept. 1. $550. Close to Carmel Restaurant on Ford Ave. On bus route, own bedroom, share rest of house, Internet included. Room and board can be negotiated. Will be sharing house with older working woman. References required. Contact Lorraine at

BILLETER LOFT, Short term stay, 10 min from Smithers; bright, fully furnished, private suite in a country setting, “home away from home.” Daily, weekly, monthly rates. (250)847-5528

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 Sharpening Equipment, Complete, Like New condition, $15,000. 1-(250)542-4106.

Misc. for Sale HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 MASSEY FERGUSON 261, 53 hp, 3 point hitch, 300 hours, bought new for $23,400 selling for $15,000. ‘90 Camper, needs some work, toilet, propane stove and fridge, $2,500. Honey for sale, 15lb pails, $55ea. Hay for sale, 1200lb bales, $65/bale. (250)842-5446

Lots 2 ADJOINING Municipal lots in Granisle on Byron Circle. $12,000 each. 250-846-9127.

Rentals Cottages / Cabins FURNISHED Cabins & Cottages, 1 - 2 rooms starting $330 week/single, utilities included. WiFi, Sat TV, 8 kms West Smithers 250-847-3961 Glacier View RV Park & on Facebook

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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 5 ACRES Bluff Road, Telkwa, excellent view, water to property line. (250)846-5698 ACREAGES at the end of Jackpine Rd, Telkwa, B.C. Nice view and exc. water supply. Power to property line. For info. please call 250-846-5354 or fax 250-846-5394

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3 BDRM upper suite of home, view of mountains quiet cul-de-sac. $1200. util. included. Avail. Sept. Call 778-210-0577

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Antiques / Classics 1948 CHEV Style master, exc. cond. Stock. Call Nick Dewit evenings only (250)877-2552 or (250)847-4741

Cars - Domestic 2000 BLACK Volkswagen Beetle, great running condition, new studded tires, low mileage. $5,900 250-847-4444 88 Caddie $2000 obo 8471465



2004 Trillium Travel Trailer Sleeps 4, awning, fan, porta-potti, lots of storage. Easy to pull by smaller vehicles, electric brakes. Excellent condition.

Rooms for Rent

2 BDRM, 1 bath., upper floor of house in Smithers. $1000 util. incl. 6 month lease. (250)643-5015 lve msg.

ROOMMATE WANTED 4 bdrm, 2 bath house with rec room, pool table, hottub. $850/mth. Avail. immed. 250643-9999

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3 BDRM Rancher in quiet hill section $1300/mth + util. N/S, N/P. 250-847-4016 4 BDRM HOUSE on Telkwa High Rd. for rent. $1500/mth. Call 250-846-5855. Older 3 Brdm in 2 Mile. Large lot. w/d. $750.00 Ref’s. Req. (250)842-6129

SMITHERS, 1 bdrm apt, close to town. $575/mth + util. Ref’s req’d. Call 250-846-5269.

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1,800 square foot rancher in the Driftwood area with a stunning view of Hudson Bay Mountain. Fully furnished. Available September 1 or October 1. To view call Lance 250-845-2880 or for more information visit





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Vehicle Lease / Rent

135,000 km, new tires, good condition.

Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Silver Coins etc. Available now: 250-863-3082

6,500 250-847-2897 2007 Chevrolet Malibu


Dodge 3500 Crewcabs

Only 80,000 km. New summer tires. $


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Complete Dispersal Auction

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.

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2006 GMC Sierra

3500 SLT 4DR CrwCab L’Box 4/4 Diesel, clean

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100% Financing available O.A.C.

Take notice that Richard Brise of Telkwa, BC, has submitted an application to the Province of British Columbia for Residential Geothermal Loops which consists of the following components: Land Act application for a License of Occupation for Residential purposes covering ALL THAT UNSURVEYED CROWN FORESHORE BEING PART OF THE BED OF TYHEE LAKE, RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT, CONTAINING 1.8 HECTARES, MORE OR LESS. The Land file number that has been established for this application is 6408419. Water Act application for a Section 9 Approval for Changes in and About a stream on Tyhee Lake which flows into the Bulkley River. The proposed use of water is for a Geothermal Loop. The proposed point of diversion will be located at Lot 5 PL 11771 DL 252 Range 5 Coast The land upon which the water will be used is Private Land PID: 005-794-579 (Water File: A601075) Written comments concerning this application 6408419 & A601075 should be directed to: Skeena-Stikine District Land Officer MFLNRO, Skeena-Stikine District, PO Box 6000 - 3333 Tatlow Road, Smithers, BC Comments [or objections to the water application] will be received until August 31, 2012. Comments received after this date may not be considered. For more information on the Land Act application, please visit our website at index.jsp. The information you provide will be subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Regional Office.

2006 GMC Sierra

3500 SLT 4DR CrwCab L’Box 4/4 Diesel, Tufport Canopy

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100% Financing available O.A.C.

250-847-7928 Cell 250-877-2434

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2008 Pontiac G5, $8,000 OBO. 2 Door Coupe. Manual 5 spd. P/W. P/L. 90,000km. Great Fuel Mileage. All reg. maint done. Call 250-6430804

Recreational/Sale 2007 POLARIS Sportsman 500 H.O. Exc. cond., 1000 miles. $5,500 obo. (250)8476003

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12338 Old Babine Lake Rd

4134 Seventh Avenue

3919 Broadway Avenue

1373 Cronin Place

1920 Babine Lake Road

Old Babine Lake Road

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Lots of potential Rural 6.89 acres Unfinished log home with cabin Perfect for horses fencing and fields

Peter Lund NEW PRICE

mls n220946


4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms Fenced yard, storage shed Fully finished up and down

Leo Lubbers

Sandra Hinchliffe

mls n221337


Updated heritage home Energy efficient Private landscaped yard Detached garage mls n221050

4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 3 levels Triple paved drive, double garage Oak hardwood, tiled bathroom floor Hot tub, mountain view, 2 nat gas fp

Donna Grudgfield



mls n218954

53 acres, 5 minutes form Smithers Complete horse set up Hay land, barns, cross fencing Ready for your new home!

Sandra Hinchliffe


mls n217711

+/- 84 acre parcel 18Km East of Smithers Great mountain views Seasonal creek

Sandra Hinchliffe


mls n209406


Lot 2 Lake Kathlyn Road

11209 Highway 16

1999 Spruce Drive

8889 Owens Road

12792 Alder Road

4932 Fourth Avenue

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3.48 acres waterfront Established driveway Cleared building site, view

Leo Lubbers

mls n216767

Bulkley riverfront 1.2 acres, high bank Modern cabin Exclusive Steelhead hole out front

Sandra Hinchliffe


4 bedroom log home Guest house 2.3 acres Detached workshop Garden, greenhouse, chick coop

Donna Grudgfield

mls n219256


mls n220496

180 acres, ponds, creeks 7 bedroom home, 4 bathrooms Barn, machine shed, workshop Amazing views, executive home

Donna Grudgfield

mls n220365

5 acres, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom 30x30 shop, wired and heated Barn, lot of upgrades

Leo Lubbers



mls n218955

75x125 lot, paved, view, custom built 3000 sf, 4 bdrm, ensuite walk in High ceilings, steps to golf course

Leo Lubbers


mls n219231


Quick School Road

21925 Kitseguecla Loop

4141 Whalen Road

4314 Jackpine Road

3659 Broadway Avenue

5200 Aspen Road

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3.36 acres, cleared Creek, level, great building site Road access, power & tel available

Leo Lubbers

mls n220149

Fenced 4.28 acres, beautiful yard 2 bdrm, den, cozy wood elec heat Bright and airy, vaulted ceilings

Ron Lapadat

Donna Grudgfield

mls n219505


5 bedroom, all on one level Beautiful panoramic mountain view Covered front porch, rear sundeck Detached garage/shop, green house


mls n219082

5 bedroom home on 5 level acres Set up for horses, kids, pets Super well kept, offers style & value

Ron Lapadat


mls n219672

Stylish, updated 3 bdrm bungalow Fir floors, updated bathroom Beautiful back yard, near downtown

Ron Lapadat


mls n220956

3 bedroom quality rancher, 5 acre Year round creek, fenced for horses 24x28 shop, 32x32 pole barn Near town, mtn view, greenhouse

Donna Grudgfield


mls n216657


4083 Alfred Avenue

4953 Highway 16, Smithers

3744 Broadway Avenue

17800 Woodmere Road

27 Starliter Way

Lot 13 Pavillion Place

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Dave & Sonia

mls n218456

Great mortgage helper suite Newer flooring, 5 bedroom 2 fireplaces, super views Visual tour @

Dave & Sonia

Dave & Sonia

mls n219000


3 bedroom, downtown area C-1A zoning res, retail, offices Includes appliances and furnishings Visual tour @


mls n216307

Custom built timber frame 115 acres, energy efficient Large gravel reserve, timber Visual tour @

Dave & Sonia


mls n215875

New home with 10 year warranty 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, rancher Lakefront living, Watson’s Landing Quality through, includes HST

Sandra Hinchliffe


mls n220077

1600 sq ft, 2 bdrm, den, 3 bathroom Quality finishing, hw floors, tiles Energy efficient, water frontage Visual tour @

Dave & Sonia


mls n220035


4014 Fifth Ave, New Hazelton

4103 Dohler Road

38198 Telkwa High Road

3010 Mountainview Road

4212 Mountainview Cres

1475 Chestnut St, Telkwa

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4 bedroom, 3 bathroom family home Well kept and upgraded Great view and huge yard 45 min to downtown Smithers

Sandra Hinchliffe

Peter Lund Res. 847-3435

mls n220155

Donna Grudgfield Cell. 847-1228

Modern 4 bed, 3 bath, 2560sf home Beautiful 5+acre, riverfront property Pristine setting with mountain views Popular Dohler Flats, near downtown

Charlie McClary

Leo Lubbers Cell. 847-1292

mls n220063

Ron Lapadat Cell. 847-0335

Beautiful 2652 sf log home High end finish, fixtures and hot tub Great view of Bulkley Valley 320 acres with second home

Charlie McClary

Dave Barclay Cell. 847-0365

mls n4504967

Sonia Apostoliuk Cell. 847-0937

Call Mnt 360* view property Custom built 3500 sf home In-law self contained suite Horse barn, outdoor arena

Ron & Charlie

Sandra Hinchliffe Cell. 847-0725

Charlie McClary Cell. 877-1770

mls n212440

Alida Kyle Cell. 877-2802

3 bdrm, 2 bathroom, 1300 sf rancher Great location, close to pool/arena Close to schools/restaurants, fenced Carport, concrete driveway, apps incl

Karen Benson

Karen Benson Cell. 847-0548

mls n217567

Jeff Billingsley Cell. 877-0838

3 bedroom, 2 storey home 2 bathrooms, den on main floor Family & rec room in basement Huge, private deck, detached shop

Jantina Meints

Jantina Meints Cell. 847-3144

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Kiesha Matthews Cell. 876-8420

ON NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */†/‡/xOffers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Silverado Ext (1SA) and 2012 Silverado Cheyenne Edition Ext (R7H) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Limited time offers which may not be combined with other offers, and are subject to change without notice. Offers apply to qualified retail customers in the BC Chevrolet Dealer Marketing Association area only. Dealer order or trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Financing Services may modify, extend or terminate this offer in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See Chevrolet dealer for details. †0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Financing Services for 72 months on new or 2012 Silverado Ext/Silverado Cheyenne Ext. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $138.89 for 72 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000.00. ‡0.99% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Financing Services for 84 months on new or 2012 Silverado Ext/2012 Silverado Cheyenne Ext. Rates from other lenders will vary. Down payment, trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payment and cost of borrowing will vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. Example: $10,000 at 0% APR, the monthly payment is $123.27 for 84 months. Cost of borrowing is $354.62, total obligation is $10,354.62. x$7,500 manufacturer to dealer delivery credit available on select 2012 Silverado Ext/2012 Silverado Cheyenne Ext (tax exclusive) for retail customers only. Other cash credits available on most models. WBased on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. +For more information visit ∞OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery) wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit for OnStar’s Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy and details and system limitations. Additional information can be found in the OnStar Owner’s Guide. ¥Based on latest competitive data available. ¥¥Based on current website competitive information at time of printing. ◊$1,000 ‘GM Truck Owner Loyalty/Conquest Bonus’ incentive is a manufacturer to consumer incentive (tax inclusive). Example: $10,000 purchase price, after tax price is $11,200 ($10,000 plus $1,200 applicable taxes). After applying $1,000 bonus, after tax price is $10,200 ($880 reduced purchase price plus $120 applicable taxes), with the $1,000 credit being the $880 reduction from the purchase price and the $120 reduction in taxes which would have otherwise been payable on the full purchase price. $1,000 bonus is available only to customers who currently own a GM or Competitive Pickup Truck registered and insured (in Canada) in their name for the previous consecutive six months. The bonus may be applied towards the purchase/finance/lease of an eligible new 2012/2013 Model Year Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra, 2012 MY Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon delivered between August 4, 2012 and August 31, 2012. Only one (1) credit may be applied per eligible vehicle sale. Offer is transferable to a family member living within the same household (proof of address required). The $1000 credit includes HST/GST/QST/PST as applicable by province. Offer applies to new or demonstrator models. Dealer order or trade may be required. As part of the transaction, dealer may request documentation and may contact GM to verify eligibility. This offer may not be redeemed for cash. This offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives available on GM vehicles. See your local GM dealer for details. GM reserves the right to amend or terminate this offer and/or the program for any reason in whole or in part at any time without prior notice.



Wednesday, August 15, 2012 The Interior News











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$ 23,495*




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Ţ17” Chrome Appearance Wheels ŢChrome Grille Surround and Chrome Bumper ŢPower Windows, Mirrors and Locks with Remote Keyless Entry ŢLeather Wrapped Steering Wheel ŢDeep Tint Glass



10.0L/100KM HWY | 14.1L/100KM CITYW




LTZ Model Shown


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ŢBest-In-Class 5year/160,000km Powertrain Warranty. 60,000km Longer than Ford F-150, RAM and Toyota¥ ŢStabiliTrak®, Traction Control and Trailer Sway Control ŢSegment Exclusive Automatic Locking Differential ŢOnStar® Including 6-Month Subscriptionų







LTZ Model Shown with 20” Chrome-Clad Aluminum Wheels

10.5L/100KM HWY | 15.2L/100KM CITYW




Call Coast Mountain Chevrolet Buick GMC at 250-847-2214, or visit us at 4038 Yellowhead Highway 16 West, Smithers. [License #10041]

Smithers Interior News, August 15, 2012  

August 15, 2012 edition of the Smithers Interior News

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