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HOGS FILL HAMPERS Bill Casault, director of the Northwest Chapter of HOG and more than 50 other chapter members, collected enough toys for the Christmas Hamper campaign during their Toy Run last Saturday. In addition the riders raised $188 in donations for community services and Harley Davidson Smithers raised $750 for Christmas Hampers. This marked the 25th Toy Run for the local HOG chapter. Percy N. Hébert photo

Gordon Wolfe, 60, of Smithers, was fined $3,000 in a Hazelton courtroom last Wednesday for charges stemming from illegal fishing acts. On Nov. 11, 2009, Wolfe was arrested and charged with three infractions under the BC Sportfishing Regulations pursuant to the Fisheries Act, fishing with a barbed hook, using illegal bait and obstruction of a conservation officer. The obstruction charge resulted when Mr. Wolfe cut his line in an attempt to conceal the barbed hook and fish roe, in this case cured salmon roe, as the conservation officer approached him to lay the charges, Supervisor of the Bulkley Stikine zone with the Conservation Officer Service, Sgt. Kevin Nixon explained. The obstruction charge was dismissed due to extenuating circumstances, but Wolfe was found guilty on the other two counts, fishing with a barbed hook and using roe and was fined $1,500 for each offence. The fine includes monies earmarked for fish conservation, Nixon said. What makes the case all the more interesting and important, Nixon said, is the fact Wolfe is a former employee of the Fish and Wildlife Branch of the Ministry of Environment and member of the northern branch of the Steelhead Society and past-chair of the Upper Skeena region of the Sports Fishing Advisory Board. See FISH on p. A2.

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Fines for illegal fishing send clear message FISH from A1 Those affiliations implied Mr. Wolfe knew the regulations. “The judge, in her [Judge Christine Birnie] decision said she wanted to send a message to Mr. Wolfe and to the community as a whole that this activity is not condoned,” Nixon said. The amount of the fine does send a message because both offences are ticketable, Nixon said, in the amount of $150 per ticket. “For a judge to assess a fine of $1,500 for each offence, definitely sends a

“For a judge to assess a fine of $1,500 for each offence, definitely sends a message.”

message,” Nixon said. “It’s a good precedent and will certainly send a message to the public.” In addition to the fines, Wolfe is prohibited from fishing for 18 months and he

- Sgt. Kevin Nixon

was also ordered to forfeit he fishing gear seized when he was arrested in 2009. While delivering her decision, Judge Birnie noted Mr. Wolfe appeared to have exceptional recall of the

day, even though three years had elapsed and remarked it made his story less credible, Nixon recounted. Unfortunately, Nixon noted, illegal fishing is a regular occurrence, but difficult to impose legal action. “It’s very hard for us to detect because we have to catch them in the act,” Nixon said. “Every year we get guys who cut their lines before we get to them.” Without the evidence, conservation officers have few options at their disposal.

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Council keeps noon siren sounding By Dan Mesec Smithers / Interior News

At noon, on any given day in Smithers, the unmistakable emergency siren sounds for all to hear. For many, the noon siren has been a long standing tradition, but for visitors it can come as a surprise. Recently a visitor from Holland was brought to tears after hearing the siren, similar to air-raid sirens sounded in Second World War. Her reaction prompted a town-wide debate whether to keep the siren or scrap it. The issue made it’s way to council and was the focus of discussion last week in council chambers. Council was issued a staff report concerning the noon hour siren, after Councillor Phil Brienesse raised the issue in chambers following a number

complaints from residents. “The report said whether or not we sound the siren is an operational issue, not a policy issue,” Mayor Taylor Bachrach said. The siren, located at the top of the fire hall tower has always been part of Smithers’ emergency warning system. However, the report advised council to discontinue the siren, except for testing it once a year during emergency preparedness week, May 5-11. This did not sit well with some councillors and residents. “People feel very attached to the noon siren,” Bachrach said. “They feel it’s part of what makes Smithers special, some have said it’s been going since the early 40s, so they feel very nostalgic about it.” Council voiced concern over the

“It’s part of what makes Smithers special, some have said it’s been going since the early 40s”

publicc becoming desensitized ized to the siren and considered onsidered the need for better public education ation regarding what residents should do if they hear the siren at any time other than noon. “Council discussed it briefly and felt we should maintain the tradition of sounding the siren,” Bachrach explained. “That was the direction council gave staff and councillor Bandstra put forward a motion to that effect.” Bike Task Force

— Mayor Taylor Bachrach

Smithers council also named the sevenperson Bike Friendly Community Task Force to investigate the need for bike lanes and public education about active mobility within Smithers. Recently council heard received a delegation from Michael Skene, President of the Boulevard Group, an organization dedicated to developing active living initiatives in communities across the country. “Livability and health are huge,” Skene said.

“What What we’re we re seeing in other communities for example, in 2007, Calgary didn’t have bike lanes. “We’re working with Calgary and they have tons of bike lanes now and are moving towards cycle tracks, which is a separated bike facility on the road. “Many communities are moving forward. Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver are way ahead. I think the key in my passion is bringing this to the smaller communities and say ‘if Vancouver can do it, why can’t smaller communities?’” Although council made the bike friendly task force a top priority, some councillors felt some on the committee were too passionate about bike culture in the community.


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No two kids are alike. That’s what makes teaching both a challenge and a joy. It’s also why each student needs – and deserves – more of our time. Teachers will be working hard to give them that time. And together with parents, we’ll be urging government to help. Years of cuts have led to overcrowded classes. Our kids desperately need smaller classes, better support for students with special needs, and more one-on-one time. Every child matters. And every year counts.

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Bike friendly task force selected COUNCIL from p. A3 “To view it from a different perspective and not just from, to use a lack of a better word, bicycle addicts, I ask the question is it really going to be balanced?,” Councillor Mark Bandstra asked. “I would have like to have seen a couple more people from, perhaps the downtown merchants business association.” Councillor Charlie Northrup agreed some on the committee might be too passionate and when questioned about their recommendations could take it in a negative way. “The two council-

lors we selected are great, the Mayor and Phil Brienesse, nothing wrong with them but they’re very passionate about it,” Northrup said. “The difficulty is when that committee puts together a very passionate recommendation and then it gets questioned, it’s taken as criticism not questioning. “Our concern is making sure there’s a balance there. But saying that, I’m pleased with the end result.” UBCM Motion Smithers council is preparing for the annual Union of British Columbian Municipalities conven-

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tion Victoria at the end of the month and are bringing with them a very important motion. “We’re bringing forward a motion concerning public transit between communities

along Highway 16, and the Highway of Tears Symposium recommendation to institute that kind of transit option to improve the safety of our highway,” Bachrach said. Council agreed

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I N O UR O PINION New look means renewed commitment


his year, The Interior News celebrates its 105th birthday. There have been changes along the way, the last of which occurred about three years ago when we went to tabloid format. We figured it was time for a change and hopefully you’ve noticed by now this week’s edition of The Interior News has a new look and feel to it. We’ve been working on this change for about six weeks and we’re happy with the result. We’re really happy with the result. We hope you’re pleased with the changes as well, because after all The Interior News is the paper of record for Smithers. But a fresh coat of paint only hides the rust and that is the last thing we want to do. As someone once said to me, putting lipstick on a pig doesn’t change the pig. The Interior News is committed to doing the very best job of covering the community of Smithers and environs, including Telkwa, Moricetown and the Hazeltons. From the hard news stories that populate the front pages to stories about the community groups and people of Smithers and the sports stories, we want them to be accurate in tone, content and typography. To the uninitiated these aspirations may seem quite easy, but in fact it’s a difficult challenge given the vagaries of a newsroom, unpredictable and driven by deadlines. But we will try our very best. In addition to the new look, we’ve also added two new sections. Every week we will have at least one page dedicated to the arts and entertainment scene in Smithers. Even relative newcomers to Smithers learn quickly the arts and entertainment scene in Smithers is vibrant, a vibrancy we want to reflect in The Interior News. This issue also marks the first in a series of monthly installments of The Ssscoop, two pages of news from Smithers secondary school, for students, by students. We’ve made a few more changes and have a few more surprises planned, so stay tuned. In the end this is your paper and we hope today marks the end of The Inferior News and a new beginning for The Interior News. If you have a story, please give us a call. - Percy N. Hébert/Interior News

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ocal government doesn’t have a monopoly on good ideas. And while mayor and council are responsible for making final decisions, we also have a chance to get ideas from the many creative and dedicated people who call Smithers home. Town Council is taking steps to open up the conversation with Smithers’ residents. We want to know what you think about the direction in which our community is headed. For example, on Friday, September 14 the Town and the Legacy Project

Committee will be holding a second public engagement event at the future home of the new town square at Main and Broadway. This event will be a chance to hear first-hand how families, seniors, youth and others would like to see this site transformed into a vibrant public space. In October, council is going to hold our first Town Hall meeting of the year. The topic will be the 2013 budget. It will be an opportunity for residents to provide input before council begins its budget discussions later in the fall.

G UEST V IEW Taylor Bachrach All September and October, the seven residents that make up our Bike-Friendly Community Task Force will be meeting to discuss how we can

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improve options for the pedal-powered crowd. The Task Force will present its recommendations to council at the end of October. We’re also working to keep residents better informed about what is going on at the council table and around town. Council has been participating in a partic Smith Smithers Community Radio show called Council Briefs, which Coun airs ev every Friday at noon. You can tune in at 93.9 FM or listen online at Our new online agenda means residents can

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O PINION By Jerome Turner

Online poll results

Will the BCTF settle their contract dispute without disruptions to classes?

Do you expect school teachers will settle their contract dispute with the provincial government without disruptions to classes?

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No 86%

Adult entertainment immoral Editor: (re: In Our Opinion, Interior News, Sept. 4, 2012). Adult entertainment is neither morally nor socially benign. It qualifies as immoral because, among other reasons, it makes humans into commodities by leveraging one of the most personal, wonderful and important aspects of our natures, our sexuality. While the editor views this as hardly worthy of our government’s administrative attention, it ought to concern us all. If you don’t agree with my categorization of it as immoral, surely the

pragmatic issue should appeal, pornography compromises sexual fidelity, trust, relationships and creates destructive and addictive behaviour. It shouldn’t take long to find examples of families and relationships that have been ripped apart, having pornography as an element in their demise. There is a tired slogan that says we can’t legislate morality. In fact, morality is the specific focus of legislation. Consider human rights laws, equality laws, laws about theft and murder, economic parity, international trade, child pornography, taxation, etc. All of these have either as explicit or implicit starting points a fundamental appeal to an objective moral category.





“I hope teachers don’t strike at the beginning of the year, but on the other hand now would be the least disruptive for kids.”

“I hope they don’t. My son was very motivated last year to get an A.”

“I don’t think so, but I wouldn’t blame them. They are undervalued and government needs to show some respect.”

“Absolutely. It’s the only way to get noticed by the government”



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If we cannot legislate morality, we cannot legislate anything. Civil discussion informed by facts and in the pursuit of public virtue ought to guide our legislation with respect to, among other issues,

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BV Exhibition too pricey Editor: Kudos and thank

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you to the countless volunteers who put in many, many hours of their time to make the Bulkley Valley Exhibition for 2012 a success. As a volunteer myself, I know first hand how many people it takes for

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the exhibition to run smoothly. Did I miss something this year? I’m sure there used to be much more happening on the Claude Dohler stage, including music and food eating contests, where we could sit for a while and listen or be entertained. I know last year there was less also, but I had hoped this year things would be back to usual. The Westcoast Lumberjack Show was a treat that ran often, but you only needed to see it once. Logger’s sports, bull riding, the rodeo and the heavy horse pull were well attended as usual. There seemed to be a huge increase in gate prices this year. Please don’t tell me that the free parking was the reason as the parking money was a fundraiser for an

organization doing the work. A friend mentioned that she had gone to the PNE for the same price. Sure enough, advance tickets to the PNE were $15 for adults and $7 for seniors. Additionally, you could get an adult or child combo pack with gate admission and a pass for free rides for the sum of $52.75. The PNE boasts 55 rides, as well as free entertainment and exhibits and interactive displays all over the grounds. This year, admission prices to the BV Exhibition increased to $15 for adults from $10 in 2011, seniors increased to $7 from, $6 and the price of admission for children remained the same at $4. See BV-EX on p. A8

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Letters BV-EX from A7 Does anyone think maybe that the decrease in hall exhibits may be partially due to the increase in gate prices? I was just wondering as I felt there were quite a few less entries this year. Fay VanHorn Smithers

Build it and they will come. Editor: This phrase comes to mind when you have an entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy delivering something of value to people around you. Apparently, the Town of Smithers is unaware of this type of spirit and chooses to find every other option before jumping in with both feet. I am referring to the Mayor and Council’s inability to appreciate volunteers and their time on the Smithers Centennial Project. For background on this, in December 2011, The Interior News printed a request for ideas on a Smithers Centennial

Legacy Project that would be around for many years celebrating the centennial of our great little town. The submissions came in with varying ideas and suggestions so a Legacy meeting at St Joseph School was advertised in the paper for all to attend. On one of the coldest nights in midwinter a fair number of Smithereens braved the cold and offered their time to the idea and raised their hands to make the Legacy Project a success by committing time and efforts into the coming months. Several meetings were held with a handful of dedicated individuals moving the idea/project forward, which the town had agreed to support in principle. It was to be a green space with a band shelter constructed of local timbers located on Main Street. Many committee meetings at Spark Design and a couple at the old Rainbow Alley location on Main Street in the biting cold with Town Officials and the committee showed good progress.

The grant application and rough drawings were created and submitted with all systems go. Now for the curve ball from the Mayor and Council, “We need to have more public consultation and input.” A sign is erected at the corner of the building lot for people to offer ideas and suggestions with contacts at Town hall. I’m a husband to a beautiful wife and a father of two little boys, three very

good reasons not to volunteer or to attend meetings in the cold of winter or any other evenings where my time is not valued, never mind all the others who invested so much more than I. How can anyone be so absolutely inconsiderate? We are volunteers. To be left in the dark that the Town was just looking for people to do grant writing is insane. All of us around the tables in the many meetings had

no agenda to push something through as we all came from completely different spectrum’s but with the same desire and goal, a space for all to enjoy the arts and entertainment this town is so blessed with, and the hope that if we build it they will come. When they come, so does more business creating better job stability, more desirable retail area at the far end of the Main Street and more tax revenue for our Town. If we had been

informed at the beginning what we were doing wasn’t consistent with the wishes of the original community poll, which was supported by all who read and saw the results, I wouldn’t have donated my time. I can’t understand this process! You’ve wasted so many volunteers time and taken the wind out of this amazing team and considering the time left before the 100th celebration, I hope our community of 5000 all have the

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The Smithers Steelheads recently received the Canucks’ Silver Skate for winning last year’s Coy Cup, the AA senior men’s hockey championship in the Central Interior Hockey League. Tryouts for the upcoming season began last Saturday with another 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 and a concluding day beginning 9:00 p.m. Sept. 15. Anyone 18-years and older is welcome to show they have what it takes to improve on last years’ championship roster. Left to Right: Tom De Vries (head coach), Darryl Young (captain), Dan Hamuis, Ian Smith (assistant captain).

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Freshmen, listen up Here’s the Ssscoop... you can always write it in a secret spot, even disguise it. On the other So you’ve just hand, if it’s the started Grade 8. actual applying that I bet there are many is making your life thoughts whirling difficult, a trusted through your head these friend can always days. help. You’re possibly In Grade 8 feeling some nervousness, I opened my excitement, maybe even a friend’s locker strange mixture of both. for at least a As you settle into month before Smithers secondary school, she got it. there are some things you It happens need to keep in mind. to the best of Being on the bottom us! of the food chain means However, you’re frowned upon by older you must students. be careful It doesn’t have to be this because way! trusted A survey of senior high friends may school students regarding the not always most loathsome characteristic stay that of Grade eight students revealed way. one common faux-pas. It’s Hallway etiquette. definitely Teachers and students alike, best if s want to get places and get there t den you e 8 stu d a fast. have r G e py to b p oto one a Hallways are crowded so getting h h p e k r Pawlu ilson a anywhere can be difficult, especially with a Cianna mber W hool. A d n a c e s ic y r when Grade 8 students do what poor memory. r Siani G ers seconda h Grade 8 students do, stop smack dab Sometimes the slim chance at Smit in the middle of a hallway. that your locker combination just won’t open Once stopped, freshman students your locker will come into play. become involved in what appears to be unimportant This again is nothing to stress about. social engagements and tend to attract more freshmen It’s certain you’ll find a member of staff in the office which turns into a traffic blocking cluster. to assist you and if drastic measures are called for it’s These clusters have provoked road rage in students rather entertaining to watch your lock being cut off. who won’t politely avoid the cluster . For many students in SSS, joining an extra-curricular Do not get sucked into cluster behaviour. activity is daunting. Encourage your friends to stick to the edges of the Many become discouraged out of intimidation; most hallways when stopping is necessary and you will have members of the group already know each other and fewer grumpy teenagers to deal with. have some skill in the activity. For those of you not accustomed to lockers, the Do not let your lack of familiarity with the members thought of memorizing and applying your locker and activities hold you back from enjoying what high combination may be intimidating. school has to offer. If it’s the remembering you’re having trouble with Also, because you are in Grade 8 you are expected to By Cianna Pawluk

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be new and possibly inexperienced. Your fellow freshmen are also going through a similar experience; consider bringing a friend for moral support. There are tons of great reasons to join extracurricular activities. Getting involved in after school activities is an awesome way to meet people who share similar interests and there’s no shortage to activities at SSS. SSS has a strong theatre group, music, leadership and sports programs, so there’s something for almost everyone to enjoy. If any of those cannot entice you, there are a variety of other clubs you may join, if you so please. Look into your options. New things can be a bit scary, though not everyone admits this. Once you get settled in, however, I know your high school experience will be wonderful. There are many new opportunities and experiences ahead of you. Good luck and have a great year!

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Call me maybe? Maybe not... you need to know, the chorus. They’re catchy, like a breakfast cereal jingle, they stick to the forefront of your mind until We all watched and listened as you have no choice Carly Rae Jepsen’s summer hit Call but to give in and sing along Me Maybe flew to the top of the with the crowd, thus Call Me music charts and was voted Song Maybe has spread like wildfire. of the Summer for 2012. All summer, everyone It was stuck in all muttered it under our heads and everyone “After a their breath and knew the chorus. spoofs blew up few weeks of my dashboard. Whether you’ve seen the video or not, Call Me the inevitable Maybe became the song has been omnipresent throughout impossible to overplaying, my escape. this summer. Parodies of the Parodies initial joy in the appeared by song have popped up on YouTube, in the hundreds, song was lost.” clogging true internet fashion, ranging from Call Me Twitter, Batman and Farm it Facebook Maybe to a man in a and Tumblr bikini lip-syncing it on feeds Chatroulette. with bad Even Sesame Street puns, pop got in on the action culture with Cookie Monster references, singing Share it Maybe. and I will shamelessly anything admit when I first heard else you Call Me Maybe on the could radio, I jammed out possibly and naively thought I’d never hear it again, obviously, I was wrong. imagine. I saw the video on MUCH The flow of Music and experienced a feeling of these endless parodies seemed impending doom as Jepsen’s song unstoppable, only when songs like inched closer and closer to the top Taylor Swift’s We Are Never Ever slot. Getting Back Together, and Psy’s After a few weeks of the Gangnam Style were released and inevitable overplaying, my initial went viral for various reasons, joy in the song was lost. (being their lyrics, dance moves There have been mixed opinions or the sheer ridiculousness of the on the song, some people hate it whole shebang) did they begin to just on principle (ye olde: it’sslow. popular-so-I-hate-it), but a great Here, I hope, ends the tale many more enjoy it; which is why it of how the song of summer became summer 2012’s anthem. 2012 was placed upon the shelf Some people may argue the with other internet memes, only to lyrics are shallow, monotonous and pop up every once and again pointless, but then spend the rest in conversation as a “remember of the day singing the only words this?” By Sarah Bridgewood




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Assault goes both ways, RCMP By Jerome Turner Smithers/Interior News

An alleged attack in Heritage Park last month has a young woman fearful and has disillusioned her mother about the lack of police response, but the RCMP give reasons for its response. Tiara Martin, 23, was walking home from work through Heritage Park, next to the skateboard park, on Aug. 2 when she alleges she was assaulted by two individuals. After being treated for injuries at the hospital the Smithers RCMP were notified and an officer questioned Tiara. The police have yet to press any charges. “My daughter was brutally attacked and [RCMP] said there is not enough evidence,” Marie Martin, Tiara’s mother, said. “What do you need for evidence, I mean, she’s beat up, her earrings are ripped out, she’s got big lumps on her head.” The alleged attack happened just after 9 p.m., when Martin was

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S PORTS Kitimat’s Jamie Moran claims Northern Open crown

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Smithers played host to the annual Northern Open last week, with 160 players hitting the tee box at the Smithers Golf and Country Club for one of the most sought after trophies in the north. This year’s field of players was deeper than previous years, with players coming from across the province to take a swing at the coveted crown. As one of the oldest golf tournaments in the Northwest, the Northern Open continues to attract B.C.’s top golfing talent. “The field is a lot stronger this year than in previous years,” golf pro, Chris Herkel said. This year’s Open was a nail-bitter right down to the wire as Dennis Williams and Jamie Moran from Kitimat battled each other straight through to a playoff on day three. After two days of competition both players were feeling the heat, especially Moran, who after missing a couple of key shots was falling behind going into the final round. “I think it adds a real neat flavor to the tournament, after three days of being tied the two of them went head-to-head

on the full 18 holes,” Herkel said. “It was just awesome.” On holes 16 and 17 Moran failed to birdie and Williams was able to capitalize and gained four strokes, putting them both in a tie. Moran had to make a six foot putt just to push the tournament to a playoff. Moran started the playoff by firing one straight down the fairway, as Williams had a bit of a funny bounce and landed just left of the hole. Moran’s chip landed on the green about 15 feet from the pin and Williams followed with a chip to within eight feet of the pin. With both players putting for birdie, Moran rolled his ball just off the hole and sunk it for birdie. It all came down to Williams, who tried to sink it to keep the game alive. Only eight feet out, Williams rolled the ball in just shy of the pin and rimmed the shot around the hole. In that moment it was all over and Moran had won the Northern Open for a fifth time. “The end result was fantastic, of course,” Moran said. “The quality of the field made everything really close.” “For me personally I didn’t play as well as I wanted to the first couple of

days, but the last day I played pretty well and managed to catch Williams, who was ahead of me to start the day and squeaked one out in the playoff.” That wasn’t the only highlight of the weekend. Smithers own Nathan Cachia placed well as one of the youngest players in the tournament and a definite upand-comer. Mike Hirak landed a hole-in-one on the 16th hole and the young Dylan Kerbrat from Kitimat shot a 65 on day two, one of the best scores of the tournament. This weekend Smithers Golf and Country Club will be hosting the Jr. Sr. Tournament, Sept. 15-16.



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Smithers oldest downhill bike race, Huckin’ Eh! By Dan Mesec Smithers / Interior News

It was a slippery ride down Huckin’ Eh Sunday morning, but by the time all the riders were in the trail had dried up and the sky had opened, bringing the longest running downhill race in the Bulkley Valley to a close. “This race has a bit of history for rain, the last three years we’ve had rain but we got pretty lucky today,” organizer, Peter Krause said. “It spit down a little bit but it’s dried up already for the finish. Things went pretty smooth, no major injuries.” Like many of this season’s races, the field was pretty large, attracting over 30 riders, including a group from Burns Lake. Huckin’ Eh originally ran down Hudson Bay Mountain and then switched over to Anti-flow and for the past three years it’s run down Huckin’ Eh. “Huckin’ Eh is a bit of a smoother trail so a bit more versatile for everyone to ride and have more participation,” Krause said. “It keeps people motivated to keep riding.” Matt Kilback, who

rode to a second-place finish said all trails are different but the key to successfully riding them all is to always have a smooth ride. “It’s definitely a fast course, a bit smoother than the Piper Down, not a lot of technical riding needed,” Kilback said. “A clean run and you’re there.” Although there were no major injuries during the race, Logan Malkow definitely had a hard spill but still placed first in the men’s division. “The trail is in great shape a little bit of rain helped keep the trail sticky and tacky,” Kilback said. “There are a lot of good riders here but I just tried to do it just the same as all rides nice and clean and the time will be there and if Logan won kudos to him, that’s awesome.” In the women’s division Gabe Newman finished first with a time of 4:34, followed by Tashi Newman with a time of 5:07. Elise Dube placed third with a time of 5:26 with Patti Dube on her heals at 7:16 in fourth. Ryan Press took first in the Masters division with a time of 4:19 followed by Peter Krause in second


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with a time of 4:59. Pat Dube finished in third with a time of 5:06 followed by Chris Howard in fourth at 5:24. Malkow and Kilback placed first and second respectively in the open division, with Dave Percy only two-seconds behind in third with a time of 4:10. Kristoff Aarmoen finished first in the 16 to 18 men’s division

with a time of 4:29 followed by Zachary Peterson in second at 4:42 and Andre Dube in third at 4:49. Heiko Krause placed first in the Junior division with a time of 5:48 followed by Aidan Press in second with a time of 7:36. Kilback and Tashi Newman both placed first in the chain-less race with times of 4:18 and 5:23 respectively.

Logan Malkow races down Huckin’ Eh during the annual downhill race on the lower reaches of Hudson Bay Mountain. Malkow placed first despite crashing in the second, chainless leg of the race. Dan Mesec photo

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER AN EA APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED Seabridge Gold is frequently asked what happens after it submits its Environmental Assessment (EA) application for the KSM Project this fall.

the review period. Under the CEAA review, the application is posted to its website and public comment periods are available.

First, it’s important to remember that the KSM Project is undergoing a joint federal and provincial environmental review, which is typical for major mining projects. While the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) and the BC Environmental Assessment Of¿ce (BC EAO) assess many similar areas, their legislative focus is different.

The EAO and CEAA will each complete a report documenting their respective ¿ndings from the application, including how project concerns have been addressed and whether there are any outstanding issues. Assessment reports are then posted on each of the websites. Seabridge is actively involved in these reviews, presenting aspects of the Project and answering questions from reviewers.

Screening period Under the joint review, Seabridge will submit one combined EA application to the BC EAO and the CEAA. The BC EAO and CEAA then conduct an initial screening to ensure the application is complete and that it addresses the information required in the Application Information Requirements (AIR) or terms of reference. Application reviews The application review period begins once the government agencies agree the application is complete and has all the necessary project information. The application includes a detailed project description, environmental baseline studies (soils, vegetation, water, wildlife, ¿sh, aquatics, climate, air and noise, archaeology and traditional use studies among others), as well as predicted impacts of the KSM Project on the environment (physical and social) and the actions Seabridge has taken to avoid, prevent or mitigate potential impacts. During this time, the BC EAO, CEAA, Provincial and Federal regulators, Treaty and First Nations and general public review the application. The BC EA review period is 180 days and includes 30 days for the general public to review the application and provide comments to the government. The application is on the BC EAO website during

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Minister’s decision period The BC EAO and CEAA forward the assessment reports to their respective ministers, along with a recommendation from the EAO about whether or not to issue an EA certi¿cate. The EAO ministers have 45 days to make their decision. The CEAA Minister of the Environment makes a decision within a similar time period. Once a decision is made There’s a common misperception that once an EA certi¿cate is granted, a company can immediately begin building a mine. That’s not the case. The Environmental Assessment is a systematic analysis and evaluation of the impacts of a proposed project in terms of its environmental, economic and social sustainability. Once an EA certi¿cate is granted, a proponent then has to apply for the necessary permits, licenses and land-use approvals (federal and provincial) in order to build and operate the mine. Learn more about the KSM Project in person Seabridge will be holding community open houses in Smithers (September 11), Terrace (September 18) and Stewart (October 18) to share more information about the KSM Project. For more information, visit the News-Events on and look for our ads in upcoming community newspapers.


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Sports Happy Ads to Remember” Steelheads brush off the dust with tryouts “Moments “Happy Birthday” By Dan Mesec Smithers / Interior News

The Smithers Steelheads are gearing up for another season and this year they’re defending their CIHL championship. Starting the first day of tryouts, coach Tom DeVries saw a lot of talent but admits it’s too early to tell who will fit where. With 90 per cent of the 2011-2012 roster returning finding new faces to fill some key positions is the first priority of the season. “It’s really hard to tell, being the first ice time in a year,” DeVries said. “We have a lot of the guys from last year coming out and a few new guys that showed some promise.” Known across the league for their unyielding depth last season, the Steelheads used five solid lines almost every game, despite players having to shift schedules due to work commitments. DeVries hopes to retain that depth come October. “Last year we had

about five lines, guys we could always replace with other players who could fit in just fine,” he said. “So hopefully we’ll still have that.” First time out, most of the veteran players tried to brush off the dust as the new faces on the ice tried to impress. “People are just trying to get their timing back, I think everyone looked and felt pretty good,” forward Randall Groot said. For Groot, keeping the team young is a key part to the Steelheads success. “We’re missing some bodies out there but some younger guys came out, which is good we’re a young team to begin with.” “I think the teams that have been having success are the younger teams so there’s nothing wrong with staying a bit younger.” A few of the new faces were between the pipes Saturday night and Lee Brodland took some shots, holding down the net while Mike Wall was absent. Wall played every

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game last season and put up some impressive stats, winning awards for best goaltender and MVP of the Year. For Groot and DeVries, Wall is a key play maker that can make all the difference. “[The net] is Mike’s position, when he’s healthy and able to play there’s no question he’s our guy,” Groot said. “He’s our leader and the best player in the league.” Still the Steelheads

are far from being ready for the new season, with two more tryouts this coming week, they’re looking to defend their title and will be testing anyone who wants to join the drive to victory. “The veterans need to keep going hard, finishing plays around

the net, just building habits some guys might not have,” Groot said. “Keeping the pace up and making good plays and passes will be the key.” The Steelheads next tryout is tonight at 10:15 and Saturday at 9 p.m. at the Smithers Civic Arena.


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Sports Disc golf: Rattling chains since 2004 By Dan Mesec Smithers / Interior News

Discs were flying high Sunday afternoon, during the 8th Annual Disc Golf Tournament at Ranger Park. With more than 18 players on the course this was by far the largest event in modern Smithers disc golf history. A sport for all ages and skill levels the tournament saw its fill of experienced players as well as some new comers to the sport. Including the youngest competitor of the weekend, Ari Perry, at only six years of age. However, it was Jamie Cramer, who drove all the way from Prince George to claim his title as disc golf champion once again. “Jamie Cramer is a force to be reckoned with,” Glen Ingram said. “ He’s been the defending champion for several years, last year he didn’t play so he retuned this year to claim it again and drove all the way in from Prince George just for

Disc golf players take part in a round in preparation for the 8th Annual Disc Golf Tournament last week at Ranger Park. Dan Mesec photo

the tournament.” Smithers’ own Nikki Skuce picked up the Amateur Women’s title which had Skuce excited not only about her win, but because of all the women that came out this year. “I’m excited this year to see more women involved cause there haven’t been many women playing,” she said. “It’s an accessible sport, it’s nice to do a casual walk around the course. I always get busted on holes number three and four but it was fun anyway.” Arguably the best

disc golf course north of Kelowna, the growing sport has definitely caught the eye of town council, who are looking into upgrading the course in the near future. Last year a collection of disc golf players submitted a petition to Smithers council showing the amount of interest in the course at Ranger Park. Since then the rec. department has been looking into adding a few more baskets to the course. “We’re really excited to see the Town of Smithers is putting in some new baskets and

new tee boxes in the near future, as far as we are aware,” Ingram said. “The Town of Smithers has been real supportive of the disc golf course which is why it’s regarded as one of the best courses in the northwest.” Other big winners of the weekend included Matt Foley in the Amateur Men’s division as well as Isaiah Sinclair, who took home the youth championship. Rob Henry and Pierce Malkow tied in the putting contest at 25 each followed by Dave McTavish picking up the longest drive award.

Minding Your Money Value – according to a pair of long-term, in depth studies by two of the country’s leading professional standards and investment organizations, that’s exactly what Canadians get when they engage in thorough financial planning with a professional advisor. Value that pays off in the twin benefits of financial and emotional wellbeing. The Value of Financial Planning1 – a comprehensive five-year research study by the Financial Planning Standards Counsel (FPSC) – delivered real empirical evidence that Canadians who engage in financial planning are far better off than those who don’t. Among the report’s findings: • Of respondents who engage in comprehensive planning, 51% said they were on track to reach their desired lifestyle in retirement, compared to just 18% of those who don’t receive any financial advice. • The research also revealed that of individuals who engaged in comprehensive, integrated financial planning: • 61 % felt confident they would be satisfied with their desired lifestyle in retirement, compared with 27% with no financial planning. • most also felt that they had improved their ability to save, had greater peace of mind, are less concerned about their financial situation, and feel better about having discretionary income to be able to lead the life they want. A second report – The Value of Advice: Report2 – from the Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) drew similar conclusions: • Third party empirical data (from Statistics Canada, Ipsos Reid and others) showed that when Canadians choose financial advice, they accumulate more assets and are better prepared, financially, for retirement. • 74% of advised households agreed that they feel confident that they will have enough money to retire comfortably. • 71% of advised households agreed that a year from now, they will be financially better off than they are today. The IFIC report highlighted the wide range of valuable services that professional advisors provide for their clients, including: setting and achieving planning targets; choosing the right vehicles and plans; setting the right investment mix; and delivering customized solutions based on individual choice and personal goals. As these studies confirm – and as so many Canadians have already discovered for themselves – financial planning pays off. Get the value you deserve by talking to your professional advisor today. The first phase of the study was conducted by The Strategic Council for FPSC, August 2009 to January 2010 and surveyed 7,300 Canadians. 2 2010 Value of Advice: Report, IFIC, July 2010 1

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HAWKAIR GIVES FLIGHTS TO RELAY Left: Jo Anderson, centre, is all smiles with the news she won a pair of tickets from Hawkair. Diane Bell, left and Trudy Schatz had the pleasure of giving Anderson the good news. Right: Relay for Life co-ordinator, Alyson Thomson, gives Andy Stalker his voucher for a pair of tickets from Hawkair. Storey Photography photo

Mz. Judged Pageant looking for a few good men By Marvin Beatty Smithers/Interior News

Hollywood has a long history of showing off men in drag and on November 17, Smithers will once again add to its history in that regard with the return of the Mz. Judged Pageant. The Northern Society for Domestic Peace and the Hudson Bay Lodge will be hosting the event and are calling on a few brave men to try and outdo the overwhelming success of the last pageant. In 2010, more than $27,000 was raised through pledges from 19 contestants, ticket sales, autographed photos and calendars. The money raised directly supports programs in the community that address violence against women and promote healthy relationships. Two years ago, Dave Percy, co-owner of C.O.B Bike Shop, was crowned Ms. Judged and it’s a title he wears proudly. “It’s a great cause and raises money for a lot of great programs,” Percy said. “We set the bar pretty high with the amount of effort everybody put into it last time, and I think everybody got an amazing night of entertainment for $20.” This year, Percy said he looks forward to being in the audience as a new group of

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contestants strut their stuff in high heels, evening gowns, bathing suits and a talent competition. When asked if he would participate again, Percy said he wouldn’t be opposed

to slipping into a dress if there was something like an official handover of the crown. The timing of the pageant coincides with the White Ribbon Campaign, a global effort to help end violence against women. “The White Ribbon Campaign is for men to stand up to help end men’s violence against women,” said Carol Seychuk, executive director of the Northern Society for Domestic Peace. “That’s the whole reason for the campaign and for the Mz. Judged pageant. “We put those dollars back into men’s programs because there is no government funding for voluntary men’s counseling around relationship issues.” The last Mz. Judged pageant sold out 400 seats two weeks in advance, generating a lot of discussion, and some controversy, throughout the community. There were many people strongly opposed to the idea of men dressing up as women, believing that such displays negatively reflected family and moral values, regardless of the reason for doing so. For all of the frivolity and glamour, the pageant is an important fundraiser for the programs the Northern Society for Domestic Peace undertakes. An April 2012 study from the Coroners Service of British Columbia notes there

were 147 deaths from Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) in B.C. from 2003 to 2011. IPV refers to intentional injury inflicted by a current or former spouse, boy or girlfriend or other romantic partner of the victim, but it is believed that many domestic disputes go unreported due to factors such as social stigma and fear. During the time of the study, 87 women (72.5 per cent) and 33 men (27.5 per cent) were victims of homicide. Of the 26 people who committed IPV attributed suicides, all were men. This includes both opposite and samesex relationships and is regardless of whether the victim and assailant lived together at the time of the incident or any time previously. “It’s really important that we’re trying to help the individual certainly,” Seychuk said. “But also whole families in addressing violence and abuse in relationships.” If leading men like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tony Curtis, Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams can pull off looking good dressed as women, surely there are men in Smithers just as secure in who they are, willing to help out a good cause. To participate in this year’s pageant, contact the Northern Society for Domestic Peace at 250-847-9000 or email at

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Perinatal Depression - During and After Pregnancy By Tamara Macleod MS


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RAMP Community Forum Public comment period ends Sept. 15 for the draft summer Recreation Access Management Plan (RAMP) The draft report can be downloaded at and written feedback can be submitted to This draft should reflect the community’s diverse interests — your feedback is important!

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We often hear that having a baby is a happy time... one of the biggest, most memorable events in a woman’s life, to be celebrated with family, friends, and community. However, for some mothers, a new baby, whether it is her first or her fourth... can also be a difficult and stressful time, or worse... unmanageable, overwhelming and isolating. During pregancy and after childbirth, mothers experience many physical and emotional changes that can leave her feeling sad, anxious, fatigued, and confused. For many women, these symptoms go away quickly, lasting no more than 2-3 weeks, known as the “baby blues”. However for other moms, these feelings, or lack of feelings (shock, numbness) can remain, affecting her mind, body, emotions, behaviours, as well as, her ability to enjoy and bond with her child. “I knew that something wasn’t quite right when my 5 month old daughter would cry for a feeding, and I had no energy to respond. I was hardly eating, crying out of the blue, and was afraid to share with other moms how I was feeling, not wanting to be judged. So, I kept everything to myself and pretended that I was doing okay.” (Anonymous) Often accompanied with anxiety, Perinatal Depression, or PND, may be felt by mothers as early as the first trimester in pregnancy, and can continue after the first year of birth if left untreated. In fact, as many as 1 in 5 mothers in B.C. may experience PND, which is assumed to be higher in rural communities due to limited services and under-reporting. (Addressing Perinatal Depression: A Framework for BC’s Health Authorities, 2006). In addition, a woman and her health provider may want to consider the “Risk Factors” associated with perinatal depression for early intervention, prevention, and/or treatment (OHara & Swain,1996; Beck 2001, 2002; Ross et al 2005; Brugha 1998; O’Hara 1991): • Family history of mental illness • Previous history of depression, anxiety or psychosis • Limited support systems (family, friends and partner) • Stressful life events in the last year (move, illness or loss) • Multiple births • Traumatic birth • Previous miscarriage or stillbirth • Abuse (childhood) • Domestic Violence

• Health problems in woman or her immediate family • Financial concerns/stresses • Unrealistic expectations of motherhood. A woman, who recognizes that she has symptoms, or may be at risk for perinatal depression, may be discouraged to seek help due to the shame, fear, or denial that often accompanies PND. Women need to be encouraged to share their feelings and seek help to learn that PND exists, that she is not alone, and, is treatable (RNAO & Holden et al 1989). Upon seeing a health care provider, the woman may be offered a screening test, such as the “Edinburgh Depression Scale (EPDS) or the “Postpartum Depression Screening Scale”, a 5 to 10 minute questionnaire, that may be filled out together, or in private, that can affirm any suspicion that perinatal depression may be present. It is also important to note that just as symptoms and risk factors vary from person to person, so does support and treatment for PND, and that women need informed choices as to what is available to them in their community. For example: • A GP can provide screening & diagnosis, medication, and/or a referral to a community health care provider, counsellor or support group if one’s available. • A Midwife - Can provide support and referrals when PND is detected. • Antidepressants - Can play a uselful role in PND recovery, carefully monitored by your GP and other health care providers you may be working with. • Mental Health Professionals - A community mental health worker, counsellor, psychologist or psychiatrist offers a variety of confidential therapies to share your experiences and receive support & treatment known to be successfull in the treatment of PND and anxiety. • Rest & Personal Time Sleep deprivation will make depression feel worse so adequate rest, naps, as well as accepting offers of help so that a mother can have time to herself is crucial to recovery. • Exercise - Will aid in the recovery of PND by the natural mood enhancing endorphins exercise brings. From swimming, running, yoga, dancing even if it’s as much as a daily walk can help lift the fog PND can bring. • Peer Support Group Groups specific to mothers with PND and anxiety are known to be helpful in PND recovery with support from

other moms and helping to bring the mother out of isolation, making her feel that she is not alone. • Supportive relationship Like support groups it can be very helpful for a mother to share her experiences of PND with someone she can trust and will not judge. This may be a partner, a friend, family member or even an on-line chat group for PND. • Healthy Eating Habits - A local dietician or nutritionist can share information on certain foods and eating habits that can help a mother’s mood and anxiety particularly when time and money may be a factor. • Complimentary therapies - Some mothers with PND find alternative therapies helpful in their recovery of PND; reflexology, massage, homeopathy, meditation and yoga are only a few that can provide helpful a alternatives to treating perinatal depression. If Perinatal Depression is left undiagnosed and untreated, the risk of long-term affects on the mother and her child can increase. Mothers may be at a higher rate of relapse into future depressive or anxiety episodes, especially if she becomes pregnant, gives birth again and/or experiences any further risk factors. Research now confirms that a depressed or anxious mother who is not receiving support or treatment, and therefore cannot attend to her own mental, emotional and physical needs, will find it painfully difficult to consistently attend to her baby’s needs... potentially disrupting the bonding process between mother and child known as attachment, that is necessary for an infant’s physical, behavioural and cognitive development (Murray & Cooper 1996;Misri & Kendrick 2008; Murray 2009; Tronick & Reck 2009). In the Smithers area, perinatal depression exists and has been speculated and witnessed amongst our closest friends, neighbours, family members, and colleagues. With the support of the Wetzin’kwa Community Forest Corporation and the Bulkley Valley Credit Union, the Smithers Perinatal Depression Committee in partnership with Northern Society for Domestic Peace will assist in addressing PND in our community with an Eight Week Perinatal Depression Wellness Project for Moms beginning October 2 to November 20, 2012. The project includes the 3 out of the 4 pillars of health modelled from the “Framework for BC’s Health Authorities-Addressing Perinatal Depression, 2006”; Education & Prevention, Treatment & Self Management, and, Coping & Support Networks. For more information or to register in the project, contact Tamara Macleod at 250.877.7257, or by email at tamaramacleod@care2. com.All enquiries are confidential.

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Hazelton is Alice’s Wonderland By Jerome Turner Smithers/Interior News

Hazelton’s Mayor Alice Maitland fell into politics as she neared high school graduation in 1950. That’s when she helped put together town maps which eventually led to the incorporation of Hazelton and she hasn’t looked back since. Maitland worked in Hazelton with Margaret “Polly” Sargent during the summer months while attending college in Three Hills, Alberta. Sargent was instrumental in Hazelton’s incorporation and became the town’s first mayor. Fifteen years later Maitland was Commissioner for the Village of Hazelton Council, which led to her becoming mayor in 1976. By the time she became head of Hazelton’s council a lot of work had been done by previous councils, such as sewage and public water facilities, but there was more to do, according to Maitland. “The roads were bad, fences were falling down, people weren’t even planting gardens anymore,” Maitland said from her Northwest Community College office. “It was pretty dispirited.” “That’s what made me run for mayor.” Although Hazelton has grown and improved its appearance during her tenure as mayor Maitland remains modest about her role in revitalizing the community. “I can never look at those things as my accomplishments,” Maitland said. “We pulled in town planner, Doug Aberley. He had a vision and was able to secure funding that helped restore and preserve the historic essence of this town.” Although Maitland gives Aberley and other Hazelton council members all the credit for Hazelton’s vitality, many consider their long-time mayor as important to the area as the adjoining Skeena River and the fish that swim its waters. “She’s tough when she needs to be, but she’s also humble, I look up to her a lot.,” Gitanmaax Band’s Chief Councillor Julie

Morrison said. “She’s an amazing person and a great example for us all.” Maitland’s influence reaches nearly every corner of Hazelton as she is also the Northwest Community College principal, where she worked with Morrison. “When I decided to run for Chief Councillor I thought about how she was with us at the college, where anybody could come in and talk about any-andeverything,” Morrison said. “She gave us the freedom to run with a project, while always being there to make sure we were going in the right direction.” Morrison’s sentiments ring true in nearly every person that has ever spent time in Hazelton. Maitland’s drive to continually make improvements benefitting Hazelton and the surrounding area has earned her some lofty praise both locally and on the national level. A Long Service Award was created last year by the Union of B.C. Municipalities to recognize the contribution Maitland has given to Hazelton. A B.C. Achievement Award was also given to her last year, but this year she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee, which was only available for 60,000 Canadians. Despite her achievements she remains focused on what she understands the town needs. “Our real priority is working on the ice arena,” Maitland said. “All the plans are there.” She hopes to get the remaining infrastructure funding by the end of 2012 and have shovels in the ground by next spring. In addition to completing the arena, transportation to outlying communities, such as Kitwancool and Moricetown, is a top priority. Knowing that many people walk, bike and jog in the area, Maitland and council plan to improve existing trails, including a 13 kilometre trail to the village of Kispiox. Maitland knows she is responsible for

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more than just the resident of Old Hazelton and she stands for everyone when it counts. “One of the big jobs of any mayor is making sure services aren’t lost,” Maitland said. “Yell when they say they’re closing your hospital or cutting funding and be there to

fight against it.” There are sure to be several communities that would love to have Maitland leading its political charge, but she is would never move for one simple reason. “It’s the people and the way we can all pull together,” Maitland said. “It’s a spirit that you don’ often find.”

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Tissues key in classroom germ warfare I must have been brought up dirty. I’m sure if my mother was still around she would disagree. Mind you if she heard all the carry on about germs she would be scrubbing the dickens out of me. I come to this discussion after having a young Mom asked me in the store if I knew which disposable disinfectant wipes would be best for her child to take to school. Do I look like I know about wipes? Maybe so. I couldn’t resist telling how I handled the issue of cold germs in my classroom of long ago. I always kept lots of small boxes of tissue at the ready. If a child had a particularly runny situation I would give them a small individual tissue pack. Washing hands was insisted upon especially after a trip to the washroom or before eating. We did, however, not ask children to cough and sputter into the crook of their arm. I would not have relished visiting each desk where mucky had collected on a shirt. If I saw a runny nose I would approach with my

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box of tissues and say “blow biggy.” These are Grade 1 students. I did read on a website we must insist children do not put things in their mouths. This does include hands, pencils or whatever else looks interesting enough. I can’t imagine watching 30 or so sixyear olds to make sure they’re not sucking on a crayon or a thumb. It was suggested they clean the surface where they eat with a sanitary wipe thing. Wipe off a desk if

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a another child has occupied the space. Germs , germs, germs. Wash this and that. What kind of world has it become? Do we get rid of some of our natural defenses? Too much washing. Too many showers and baths. Many of you I know come from the time when a bath was a once a week event. It was also a time when children didn’t have a lot of colds. Just as an example I have to tell you my brother never missed ad day of school due to illness. illn We didn’t have TV to watch or a phone of our own to talk on. We spent most of our free time outside. ou It didn’t matter if it was raining. “It’s water not rocks,” my mother would tell us. To get back to my point. We did not fret about germs. We were aware something might be going around as they say. When you think about it there are so many places where germs might be lurking. I saw a bit on the TV about how restaurant menus are great places for germs to live. Shopping carts,

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Community Senior’s Co-housing hosts sale Thursday, Oct. 4, noon, different community members. Healthy Living Centre, a Brown There will be displays with Bag Lunch with Lee Anne photos and historical items. Tea Hodge-Johnson speaking on and sweets served from 11:30 a.m Advance Care Planning. – 2 p.m. She will also be speaking at Entertainment in the afternoon the Seniors’ Lunch, Oct. 10 and by Gary and Cor Van Der the Monthly Caregivers’ meeting Meulen, admission $2, children later the same day. under 12 free! More information on this A silent auction 10 a.m. – 5 topic, pick up a copy of My p.m., lots of items, view at Village Voice at the Health Information website, plus Hub, 1070 Main. a collectable auction with an I cannot say enough on how auctioneer from 7:30 – 9 p.m. important it is to understand and All proceeds from this exciting complete this type of planning! day w will go to the Telkwa The Library is starting up Museum. Mus IEW FROM their children’s programming, Come out, bring the kids, learn C THE ORCH Mother Goose for 18 – 36 something about our history, take some months, Sept. 18, newborns to 18 a cha chance and bid on something. Lorraine Doiron months, Sept. 20. Story Time for Just returned from a trip Ju 3 – 5 years, Sept. 19. with my daughter, taking the Programs are free and really granddaughter to university in give your little ones a great Kamloops. introduction to Library and the excitement of We had a wonderful time, the drive was long reading. To register 250-847-3043, contact@ but we laughed tons, ate stuff that was not good for us, stopped in Barkerville, and did some The Bulkley Valley Seniors’ Co-housing extreme shopping along the way. Association is meeting over several weeks to The Farmers Market in 100 Mile House plan a seniors’ co-housing site suitable for was small but full to the brim with interesting our climate and the needs of seniors, based items. The university had a wonderful entrance on studies by Charles Durrett published in A program so finding her dorm room and all the Community Approach to Independent Living, other necessary information went smoothly. book available at the Library. A lovely, clean room that appeared A fund raising multi-family garage sale to comfortably set up and a great view over the support this endeavour is planned for Saturday, valley. Sept.15, 8 a.m., 4159 7th Ave. Hard to leave her there as I rely on her for Donations welcome, contact Jim Senka 250many things yet excited for her to have this 847-2597 experience. Bygone Days at the Old Church, hosted by Closing with: Learning without thought is the Telkwa Museum, Sept. 20, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. labour lost; thought without learning is perilous. Come and hear stories of this area, told by - Confucius




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The lowest amount that any of the above noted properties may be sold for is the upset price, which is the accumulative total of delinquent, arrears, current taxes, penalties, interest, and applicable fees. The highest bid above the upset price will be accepted. Successful bidders at the tax sale must pay to the Town of Smithers the bid amount, by Interac or certified cheque, prior to 3:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The properties will be sold on an “as is, where is” basis. The Town of Smithers is not responsible for the condition of any of the properties listed. Purchasers of tax sale property should note that the sale is not final, as the property is subject to redemption by the owner until September 23, 2013. If the owner redeems the property, the tax sale purchase price, plus interest, will be returned to the purchaser. For more information on the Tax Sale process please contact the Finance Department at (250) 847-1600. Leslie Ford, Director of Finance September 2012

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LIZARD IN THE SKY A lizard made an appearnce in the evening sky during the Telkwa BBQ. Percy N. Hébert photo

B.C. APPOINTS LEGAL STRATEGIEST FOR JRP HEARING B.C. has appointed Geoff Plant to serve as chief legal strategist for government as cross-examination of Northern Gateway pipelines (NGP) on their Enbridge Northern Gateway Project begins in Edmonton, Minister of Environment Terry Lake announced today. “Geoff’s experience will be invaluable during the crossexamination process as we seek to ensure B.C.’s environment is not compromised by any and all heavy oil pipeline proposals,” said Lake. “Our message remains clear: if you want to do business in British Columbia, you must have worldleading polices and processes governing spill prevention, spill response and liability insurance that reduces government and public exposure to risk. I’m proud to have Geoff accompany me today, as I head off to Edmonton to stand up for British Columbia.” Geoff Plant was the Attorney General of British Columbia and Minister Responsible for Treaty Negotiations from 2001 to 2005. He was first elected to the British Columbia legislature in 1996 and from 1996 to 2001 was Opposition justice critic.

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A ROUND TOWN ORCHESTRAL REHEARSALS The Smithers Community String Orchestra is gearing up for another season of music. Rehearsals are held the first and third Thursday of every month, from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. For information contact Laura HolsWimbush 250-847-2677

MUSIC IN THE PARK Music in the Park in Eddy Park, Telkwa. Thursday, Sept. 13, 6 - 8 p.m. Join us alongside the beautiful Bulkley River for an evening of great music with String Licorice and North of Dixie. Free event. Bring chairs, blankets, family and friends. Donations gratefully accepted. The evening is supported by the Village of Telkwa and organized by the Telkwa Community Initiatives Society.

CENTENNIAL SONG The Smithers Centennial organizing committee is giving residents of the Bulkley Valley a chance to win two roundtrip tickets to Vancouver with Hawkair. There’s just one catch. To win the Hawkair tickets you have to write the song that will mark the Centennial celebrations. Deadline for submissions is November 1. For info visit


ART ON THE MOVE Miriam Colvin and Perry Rath held a BreakThru artists’ workshop last week at the Smithers Art Galley as an interactive gesture-drawing session entitled ‘Everyone Draws, Everyone Dances.’ Dan Mesec photo

The Bulkley Valley Museum is again inviting tourists and residents to join them for a stroll around town as part of their Culture Crawl program. The crawl begins at the museum and works its way through Smithers with plenty of stops to learn about the history of Smithers and some of the interesting architecture. The crawl runs Mon. - Fri, and begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost is by donation. For information call: 250-847-5322, or email:

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Rainmakers constantly vigilant By Jerome Turner Smithers/Interior News

The Hazelton Rainmakers have protected towns and forests from wildfires for over 30 years and today’s 20 member unit crew continues to be ready for wildfires despite a relatively inactive season. There have only been 23 total fire days, including travel time, the Rainmakers have been hard at work at their base in Hazelton. From rehabilitating existing trails to creating helipads for search and rescue they keep physically and mentally fit to battle wildfires. “Yeah, It’s been a

pretty slow season on the fire line,” Ben Smith, now in his second year as Squad Boss and with the crew since 2007, said. “But we’ve been working on the HankinEvelyn backcountry ski trail, which is good because it helps us with chainsaw training and certification.” The Rainmakers added six new faces this year and they all needed time to understand what is expected of them on the crew. “The rookies are all surrounded by very seasoned fire fighters here which gives us a great combination of youth and experience,” Matt Thomas, new Crew Leader, said. See RAIN on p. B2

(Left to Right) Mike Sidow, Aaron Nolte, Graeme Folks, Shelden Sampson and Ben Smith take a break after constructing a helipad in 2009. Helipad building is a precise and necessary skill, where no tree can be less than 36 centimetres in diametre to ensure proper support for all personnel and machinery, on the fire line. Contributed photo

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A Change of format ver a long period of time I have tried to convey to you what the Gitxsan are doing and why I say, ‘We are on the same road.’ Over the next little while, I will be interviewing some Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs whom are willing to convey the inner workings of Chiefdom. With the Gitxsan Summit looming, tentative dates are October 17, 18 and 19th. GTS staff has a lot of work to organize the logistics of: where the meeting will happen? Who does what? All are invited to decide for yourself if we are indeed doing something to advance the Gitxsan interests. The Gitxsan Hereditary Chiefs are very key in ensuring we follow certain principles to say that it is not about us, it is about the Gitxsan as a whole. An example of one principle is that what we do today has to be good for all present and future Gitxsan. We


drafting our own policy papers designed with entrenched Gitxsan philosophy and values. We will ensure our collective legal title with these policy papers. You will recall those Hereditary Chiefs, who led the Delgamuukw fight; many of them are still with us. Most of them went through what we call gyaahlaxs, meaning that they were groomed to be Chiefs from a very young age, but the literal meaning is: woven with everything you are required to know, our laws, our society and personal conduct. In the near future, I will convey our Hereditary Chiefs’ thoughts concerning what it means to be Gitxsan.

all know that in today’s world we have to work with Government and Industry. We respect the Delgamuuxw ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada that says, ‘We have to live together.’ What brought us to court is our competing authorities: The Canadian Law and the Gitxsan Hereditary Protocol. We now have the remedies that we asked for, therefore, something to work with, which is to say Treaty Negotiations. In this new situation we have to meet I welcome your comments on all challenges by devising our own path this or any other article. to protect being Gitxsan. This we do by

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Carving out helipads all part of fighting fires RAIN from B1 A Unit Crew consists of 20 people who are split up into squads and those squads are given daily tasks both on and off the fire line. This year all squads helped Search and Rescue efforts by building a helicopter landing pad in a swampy area west of Kitwanga, during the search for missing documentarian Warren Andrew Sill. Helipads, which have to be clear of trees and debris twice the diameter of a helicopter’s main rotor, are essential to everyday fire line activity, as helicopters are used to move supplies, crew members and evacuate personnel in the event of an emergency.

Safety is key to all Unit Crew operations and maintaining firs-aid training is done when there is time at home base. “We’ve run through first-aid scenarios a couple of times,” Smith said. “Especially for rookies who may have never seen a severe injury.” The most constant threat to any firefighter is a falling tree and to deal with that certified danger tree assessors must scout areas prior to any firefighting

activities. The trees designated dangerous are then dropped by sawyers making the area work-safe. Once started, a Unit Crew constructs a hose lay from a water bladder or natural water source to create an initial water guard - Ben Smith of 15 metres. firefighter Once the perimeter is secure the water guard is usually doubled and mopup, which requires digging and putting your hands in the ground to ensure all

heat is eliminated,, is started. Mop-up can be the most timeconsuming part of the job, but it is also one of the most important, as an any smouldering ember left behind could potentially become a new blaze. The Rainmakers have less than a month left in the 2012 fire season, bu but they are still working on community ttrails and odd jobs in the Hazelton area. They routinely get firewood for organizations like the Kispiox Valley Music Festival and the Hazelton You Youth Healing Lodge, which is an all male facility, to use in their sweat lodge. To report a wild fire call 1-800-663 1-800-6635555 or call *5555 from your cell pho phone.

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Residential school survivors tell their stories By Jerome Turner Smithers/Interior News

An educational display about Canada’s residential school history is now in the Dze L K’ant friendship centre foyer with the hope to of initiating a series of learning opportunities in the northwest.

The Indian Residential School Survivors Society is the organization that brought the display to the Bulkley Valley. The display is also headed to every friendship centre in B.C. The display is a mini monument to the thousands of children taken from their communities and cultures and

abused or hurt by the systems put in place by government, according to Devi Goberdhan, an IRSSS co-ordinator, said. “They took several children that would’ve been raised as chiefs from five-years-old and forced them to stop from even speaking their own language,”

Goberdhan said. Over 150,000 children are recorded as being enrolled in the residential school system. The last two residential schools closed in 1996, one in Duck Lake, Alberta and one in Punnichy, Saskatchewan. Mission held the last residential school in B.C., it closed in














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1984. Educating nonFirst-Natioin’s people about residential schools is a high priority of the IRSSS display. “We need to get in touch with the nonaboriginal people and get across the fact that this is all of our history, all Canadians,” Goberdhan said

Goberdhan added the message is especially important for first and second generation Canadians. “They’re coming to a land where residential school happened, a place where people profit off our land, our resources, our knowledge and our traditional systems,”

she said. “Everything that exists in Canada is built upon our people and culture.” The display will be complete once the Friendship Centre fills a vacant position in their office. In the meantime Friendship Centre workers still want visitors. see IRSSS on p. B6

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The District of New Hazelton makes no representation, express or implied, as to the condition or quality of the properties being offered for sale. Prospective purchasers are urged to inspect the property and make all necessary inquiries to municipal and other government departments. These properties will be offered for auction with the upset price being the minimum price accepted. Purchasers of tax sale properties should note that the sale is not final as the property is subject to redemption by the owner until September 30, 2013. If the property is redeemed by the owner, the tax sale purchase price, plus interest will be returned to the purchaser. For more information please contact the District of New Hazelton at 250-842-6571. Wendy Hunt Tax Collector This is the first of two publications.


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Interior News bids au revoir to Hurst, welcomes Turner For the nearly eight years that Shannon Hurst worked for The Interior News and Black Press. She was an excellent source and resource for news coverage in the Hazeltons. The Three Rivers Report mainly contained her stories, photos and editorial, giving readers insight into issues and events in the Hazelton area. The industry recognized her hard work. For example Shannon was awarded gold sports photo and silver feature photo Ma Murray awards at the 2006 British Columbia and Yukon Newspaper Association awards gala. I’ve known Shannon for five years and she’s always struck me as a very intelligent, resourceful, and spirited woman. Of course things change.

Hello readers. For those of you that don’t know, my name is Jerome Turner. I was born and raised in Gitanmaax (old Hazelton), but went to high school in Smithers, where I graduated back when Will Smith was making the transition from Fresh Prince to Bad Boy. My parents are Marit Hilbach and Rudy Turner, but I was raised by my grandparents Delbert and Joy Turner. I have two great children, Tatum Jack (Hazelton) and Shea Turner (Houston) and have been happily married to Kelly Pollock since May. Kelly and I live in Smithers, but we make it to Hazelton as often as we can to visit. I play and coach basketball, soccer, volleyball and enjoy the great outdoors whenever possible. Now I cover

MY TOWN Shannon Hurst

Now we welcome Jerome Turner, from Hazleton, as our reporter giving the Hazeltons the same depth of content and opinion needed for the Three Rivers Report. Thank you Shannon for your input and years of dedication to the Interior News and commitment to your community. Grant Harris Publisher Interior News

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Jerome Turner stories based in the Hazeltons, which has been a goal of mine since graduating from Langara’s journalism program in 2010. I look forward to talking with anybody from the concerned citizen to the people who just want to chat. I’m interested in anything that makes this ever-shrinking world go ‘round and love to write on topics in that area, meaning everything. If anybody asked what type of music I listen to the answer

would be: ‘good music,’ which I know is more than a little vague. Dub step does not qualify, neither does 95 per cent of top 40 “hits.� Movies and books occupy much of my free time these days, as I plan to write both of the above when time permits. The Hazeltons are full of rich history, interesting people and stunning scenery. Being Gitxsan is something I take with me wherever I go and when the opportunity to inform those who have questions about the Gitxsan Nation comes along I’m more than happy to impart what I know. I would like to inform readers about the town they live in. Please feel free to contact me at jturner@interior-news. com or call 250-8473266. Jerome Turner Interior News



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T HREE R IVERS R EPORT Residential school display seeks to inform wider audience IRSSS from B3 “The story needs to get out there,” Angela Sketchly, Friendship Centre Legal Advocate, said. “It’s very important for the survivors to get their stories out, because most of this history was swept under the carpet and people need to know what happened.” Aboriginal youth are encouraged to come and see the display and also take a trip to Terrace this weekend. The IRSSS is hosting Voice of Now, a two-day event exploring the impacts of colonization and residential schools. Joanne Peter with the program at the Friendship Centre is speaking at the event. Peter is discussing de-colonization through learning to use the traditional healing in plants. “We need to get back to the land,” Peter said. Peter will show the Voice of Now audience how to use plants like wild mint, balsam bark, devils club, and stinging nettle, the latter of which should not be used by people with heart troubles because it lowers blood pressure. Voice of Now runs Friday, Sept. 14 to Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Northwest Community College in Terrace. For more information call the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre at 250-847-5211 or the IRSSS in Vancouver at 1-800-7210066.

The Indian Residential School Survivors’ Society has erected an informational display at the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre hoping visitors will come view the mini-monument to learn about part of Canada’s history. The display, which will relay reflections on residential school attendance, consists of three vertical panels with the middle panel left bare for the local organization to fill with local stories and multi-media content. Back Row: (Left to Right) Mel Bazil, Joanne Peter, Sandra Green, Genevieve Poirier, Sonia Palmer, Angela Sketchly, Katie Humphrey, Cathy Dean. Front Row: Devi Oberdehn and Nika Palmer. Jerome Turner photo


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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. 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. ARE you pregnant and distressed? Phone Smithers Pro Life 250-847-2475 or 1-800665-0570. Office hours MonWed-Fri 10:30-1:30. Free pregnancy testing, non judgmental lay counseling and adoption information.

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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 fines of up to two months imprisonment for anyone who sells a dog as purebred and does not provide the Canadian Kennel Club registration papers. 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.



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It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of our wonderful, loving husband, Dad and Grandpa, Sam on Aug. 30, 2012. Born in East London, South Africa (second youngest of many brothers and sisters), Sam graduated from Rhodes University (Grahamstown) and practiced as a Land Surveyor (Durban and KwaZulu-Natal coast) until he retired. Sam and his wife Laura immigrated to Smithers in 2008. We are grateful to Mrs. BJ Smith for her devotion and constant companionship provided in the last month while Sam was hospitalized. We also thank the doctors, nurses, support staff and friends who made his last days easier to bear. Laura, Alan, Brian, Clive, Janet, Amanda, Dylan, Hugh and Mary (sister)

Thelda J. Galbincea (nee McEwen)

Thelda Galbincea, 91, of Warren, Ohio, died August 31, 2012, following a lengthy illness. She was born September 30, 1920, in Dauphin, Manitoba, to John and Lillian McEwen. Thelda grew up in Smithers before moving to Prince Rupert and later to Ohio. Thelda is survived by son, Larry, and daughter, Lynne (Anthony), five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, George, one daughter, Gail, one granddaughter, Regina, her sister, Donna George, and brother, Bob McEwen. A celebration of her life was held Thursday, September 6, 2012 at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, Warren, Ohio. She will be laid to rest next to her daughter at All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta, Ohio. Thelda is fondly remembered by her nephew Andy McEwen, nieces Rosemary Maitland, Susan Evans, and Margaret McNeill and their families, as well as long time friends in Smithers and Ohio.

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Premier Clark unveils cabinet for election year By Tom Fletcher Victoria/Black Press


remier Christy Clark moved cabinet veteran Mike de Jong to the key finance job vacated last week by Kevin Falcon, and promoted two newcomers to cabinet in a major shuffle Wednesday. Kelowna-Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick is B.C.’s new agriculture minister, and West VancouverCapilano MLA Ralph Sultan made it to cabinet at age 79, as minister of state for seniors. Comox Valley MLA Don McRae, a former high school teacher, takes over for the retiring George Abbott as education minister. VancouverFairview MLA Margaret MacDiarmid, a physician, replaces de Jong in the health portfolio. Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett returns to cabinet in a previous role, minister of community, sport and cultural development. Bennett was fired from cabinet in

2010 after harshly criticizing former premier Gordon Campbell. Returning to cabinet are Vancouver-Langara MLA Moira Stilwell, who ran for the B.C. Liberal leadership last year, and WestsideKelowna MLA Ben Stewart, who reprises a previous role as citizens’ services minister. Stilwell takes over the social development job from Surrey-Panorama MLA Stephanie Cadieux, who becomes children and family development minister. Clark stressed that the cabinet represents renewal, with nine members first elected in 2009, and stability with veterans such as Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman continuing as energy and mines minister. NDP leader Adrian Dix countered that the shakeup shows instability. Cadieux is the fifth minister in the children and families role in recent years, he said, and Langley MLA Mary Polak becomes the 11th minister in charge of

ICBC during the B.C. Liberal government. Polak moves to the transportation ministry vacated by Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom, who surprised the government Tuesday by joining the list of B.C. Liberal MLAs not running in May 2013. Oak Bay-Gordon Head MLA Ida Chong takes over Polak’s former role as aboriginal relations minister.

RichmondSteveston MLA John Yap was appointed minister of

advanced education, a promotion from his previous post as minister of state for

multiculturalism. He replaces North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Naomi

Yamamoto, who moves to a new role, minister of state for small business.

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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. Currently hiring experienced Sub-Contract Framers to work in Northern AB. Preference will be given to those with 3+ years of experience in residential framing. Lodgings provided. Send your resume & references: subject line: ATTN: HIRING JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN required immediately for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealership in Salmon Arm, BC. Proven producer, good attitude, quality workmanship a must. Excellent wage and benefit package. Contact Pat 250832-8053,

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Silviculture Surveyor Si Forest Technician Forsite, an innovative forest and land management company, with 8 locations throughout B.C. is currently recruiting for Silviculture Surveyors and/or Forest Technicians out of our Smithers location. For more information or to submit a resume, please e-mail: or call our Smithers office at 250-847-4822. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

St. Joseph’s School requires a temporary, part-time primary French Teacher This position is a .36 position for K to 2 classes, beginning immediately and continuing until June 30th, 2013. Applicants must hold, or be eligible for British Columbia certiÀcation.

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The Director is responsible for overseeing the operation of the Smithers Municipal Library under the direction of the Smithers Library Board. Qualifications & Experience Education: • Masters of Library Science or Library Technician Diploma or Community Library Training Program Certificate. Experience: • Preferred 5 years of directly related experience. Knowledge: • Library management & administration • Community program development • Strategic planning • Financial management and budgeting Skills: • Excellent communication, oral and written • Supervision and staff recruitment • Conflict resolution • Good working knowledge of library software Closing Date: October 2, 2012 For a full job description, further qualifications and application instructions visit: Enquires about this position can be sent to the library board:

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Bulkley Valley Credit Union is seeking a reliable person/business to provide janitorial services for their Hazeltons’ Branch. Equipment and supplies will be provided by the Bulkley Valley Credit Union. Janitorial services required should take approximately 30 to 40 hours per month to be completed. Applicants must be bondable. Expressions of interest with accompanying resume should be addressed to: Bulkley Valley Credit Union Attn: Tamia Hatler Box 159, New Hazelton, BC V0J 2J0 Or you can e-mail your resume to: Closing date: September 14, 2012. We sincerely thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted. For further information about Bulkley Valley Credit Union, visit our website at:

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Governance Project Director September 2012 – September 2014 About the Organization The Wet’suwet’en Treaty Office became an entity in 1994 governed by the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, care takers of 22,000 square kilometers of territory in Northwestern B.C. The Wet’suwet’en have a highly articulated system of governance rooted in the Wet’suwet’en House, Clan and Feast Systems. This system of governance has been in existence since time immemorial and continues to operate today. The Wet’suwet’en Charter of Governance (WCG) is a written document that will accurately express the Wet’suwet’en system of governance, including the specific laws, practices and customs that are embodied within that system. The Wet’suwet’en Charter of Governance will strengthen Wet’suwet’en governance and will be an important instrument in the effort to foster a new relationship with the CROWN; a relationship based on reconciliation, recognition, and respect. The Wet’suwet’en Charter of Governance will be an educational resource for non Wet’suwet’en who are working and living on our territory or who are coming into our territory for the first time, and as an educational resource for younger generations of Wet’suwet’en. Wet’suwet’en laws and Institutions will guide the development of the Charter. The Development of Wet’suwet’en Charter of Governance is a strategic direction identified and supported by the Hereditary Chiefs’, Band Councils and other Wet’suwet’en organizations. About the Opportunity The Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs have an exciting contractual opportunity for a Governance Project Director to join the Wet’suwet’en Treaty Office Society located within Gitdumden Territory. (Smithers, British Columbia) Reporting to the Executive Director and Executive Committee, you will be responsible for overseeing the establishment and ratification of a Wet’suwet’en Charter of Governance. More specifically, your duties will include, but not limited to: • Establish a Wet’suwet’en Charter of Governance Advisory Committee • Establish a Charter of Governance Project Team/Inuk Nu’at den • Design and implement a detailed plan that leads to the creation of a Wet’suwet’en Charter of Governance • Identify pitfalls and barriers to governance • Determine level of Clan readiness in preparation for the Charter of Governance • Establish the Terms of Reference for the Wet’suwet’en Charter of Governance Advisory Committee and Assemble Project Team • Develop a detailed Wet’suwet’en Charter of Governance project implementation plan • Research and explore key themes and issues with WCG key stake holders • Decision Making amongst the Hereditary Chiefs about content of the WCG and creation of a preliminary draft WCG • Community based validation of the WCG and finalization of the WCG • Presentation of final WCG at community meetings for acceptance which will include the signing of a Declaration by all Hereditary Chiefs and Clan members at the meeting accept the WCG • Seek funding for additional resources as required To be successful in this pivotal role, you’ll require an appropriate tertiary qualification or experience in Nation Development Governance. Along with this you will need a current driver’s licence and demonstrated experience in working with Hereditary Governments. In addition, you’ll need to have sound knowledge and understanding of Wet’suwet’en Traditional Governance, business and legal planning principles and practices. This role requires that you possess strong interpersonal skills, including high level written and oral communication skills, with the ability to relate across all levels of employees. This includes the ability to consult, negotiate sensitively and effectively with Wet’suwet’en people to produce clear and concise documentation and reporting in a timely manner and to liaise effectively with a variety of stakeholders and resolve conflict. The ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and set priorities is essential, as is strong and effective organizational, negotiation and analytical skills, including strategic and decision making skills and the ability to problem solve in an innovative manner. Submissions to: Debbie Pierre, Executive Director 205 Beaver Rd, Suite 1 Smithers, B.C., V0J 2N1 Fax: 250-847-5381 Deadline: September 14, 2012, 4:30 p.m. *Only those selected for an interview will be contacted*

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STORE MANAGERS AND MANAGERS IN TRAINING If you have a proven track record in management and are energetic, hard-working, and enjoy a fast-paced work environment, a career with A&W may be for you. We offer an excellent compensation and incentive package. Please send resume by email to OR Fax to 250-275-6707

Bulkley Valley Brain Injury Association Client Service Worker The Bulkley Valley Brain Injury Association requires a part-time Client Service Worker to work 3 days per week. In conjunction with clients, this position is responsible for developing, implementing and coordinating comprehensive service plans for the delivery of services and support for individuals with acquired brain injuries and their families. Qualifications required include: • Post-secondary degree in a related discipline plus two years experience in social services. SSW Certificate or Diploma may be considered. • Knowledge of acquired brain injury. • Knowledge of Harm Reduction principles and how to apply them. • Strong skills in interpersonal relations, verbal and written communication. • Self starter and commitment to team work. • Computer skills including MS Office, E-mail and the Internet. • Valid BC driver’s license and own vehicle. Out-of-town travel is necessary. • Successful Criminal Records Check. Apply in writing with resume to: Bulkley Valley Brain Injury Association, Box 634, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0. Call 250 877-7723 for a full job description. Closing date is 4:00 p.m, Sept. 21, 2012.

Experienced Fallers and QSTs Cabo Drilling Corp. - Panama Cabo Drilling Corp is searching for experienced Fallers and QSTs to supervise projects in Panama that include pad cutting and platform building. Individual contractors are encouraged to apply. These positions offer a competitive day rates and emergency medical insurance. All travel and board paid for. Please forward resume in con¿dence to:

Bulkley Valley Childcare Society has an employment opportunity for you. We are looking for an energetic and positive individual, that is able to work with a diverse number of daycares. Monday to Friday Hours. The successful applicant will be required to take the Childsafe 1st Aid and Health Safety & Nutrition Courses. Please e-mail or BV Child Care Society, Box 1023, Smithers, BC, V0J 2N0 or fax 250-847-9266


required for a progressive and established company based out of Smithers. Both full-time and part-time positions are available. Drivers must be organize, neat in appearance and have superb people skills. A class 4 or better drivers licence is required along with a clean drivers abstract. Please fax a brief resume with your driver’s abstract to 1-250-546-8879. Past applicants are encouraged to re-apply.

Smithers Community Services Association Community Learning Services is seeking

volunteer literacy tutors for our adult one-on-one literacy program. Tutors receive free training and ongoing support to work with a learner. As a volunteer tutor you will: • Gain new skills • Share your gifts/skills with others • Learn about other cultures • Gain valuable work experience • Have fun! For information contact: Jo-Anne Nugent Ph.250-847-9515 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:

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The British Columbia Press Council is seeking three persons to serve as public directors on its 11-member Board of Directors. Public Directors serve two-year terms and are eligible to serve four terms. A nominal per diem is paid for meetings. Candidates should have a record of community involvement and an interest in print and online media issues. Applications together with names of two references and telephone numbers should be submitted by Sept. 30, 2012, to: The B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 2R2. See for information about the Press Council.

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Position Summary: The Emergency Shelter Support Worker will work directly with homeless persons who are seeking shelter. The facility is designed to serve up to nine clients at a time. The support worker will do intake with clients, Data Entry, serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, cleaning of bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry/shower facilities, common room and staff area. This position will consist of days, evenings, night shift and weekends. It will also include connecting clients to other service providers and resources. Successful application will be able to multi-task, have a high energy level and provide self-care. A thorough knowledge of the community and First Nation Culture is an asset.

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We are currently offering an exciting opportunity in our Development Services Department for a professional planner. This is a dynamic professional level position requiring application of community land use planning to assist in both current and long range planning. As a team player, you will be part of achieving the vision of Smithers as a sustainable and liveable community. The proposed commencement of this position is early November 2012 and will end early December 2013. This is a unionized position with CUPE Local 1570 paying an hourly rate of $36.61 in 2012 and $37.23 in 2013. A relocation allowance is negotiable. For full details on this position, qualifications and application process, see our website at

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Care needed for 92 year old, retired farmer in good health. Tasks include meal preparation, light house keeping, and companionship. Ideal for a practical individual or couple who enjoy rural living (10 minutes from Smithers) possibly someone who works from home. Comfortable living space with ambience of wood heat in a beautiful log home. English required, German and/or Swiss German an asset. References required. Pay negotiable. Email your contact information including references to or mail to Ursula Yeker 4490 Fox Road, Telkwa B.C. VOJ 2X1




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$200 & Under

GOOD QUALITY horse hay, $3.50/sq. bale. Barn stored. Delivery avail. in BV. (250)846-9690.

GAME TABLE-air hockey and table tennis, $150. 3 Seater couch $50. Double bed, box and base $50. 2 Cherry wood lamps $30. Bike rack $20. 847-5190

Heavy Duty Machinery

HAY 4 Sale Alfapha & Brome 1100 lbs round bales. $34. each. No rain. 250-690-8209

5 full storage units to be opened Sale day Sangster 18 ft boat 120 HP Leg Oak table & 4 chairs Snow thrower ChesterÀeld, chair, & loveseat Ridgid table saw 4 wood dining chairs Tile cutter Bookshelves Craftsman table saw Chest of drawers Bench drill press HumidiÀer Ridgid toolset - circular saw, Recip-saw, drill Shop vac Homecraft wood lathe & tools Berkel meat slicer Mikita belt sander Butter churn Mikita drill Cabbage slicer Craftsman cordless drill 2 stainless steel food warmers Rockwell router Stainless steel hot dog machine Router & table Candy machine Laser level Propane turkey deep fat fryer B&S water pump Propane BBQ Alaska sawmill Antique chair & rocker

Pressure washer Antique wood chair Wheelbarrows Sauna Heater 8 ft Camperette OfÀce chairs Yard works lawnmower Hitachi TV Hand tools Lamps Jackalls Coffee & end tables Step ladders Lawn swing Boat rack Stereo 50 cement blocks Dutch oven 2 wooden wheel wagons 2 copper boilers 2 wooden wheels 2 wood heaters Loading ramps Antique pot belly heater Hardwood Áooring Water & gas cans Plastic & steel pipe Carpenter tools Antique crosscut saws Mechanical tools Broadaxes Lobster trap 16 hp Ride-on Lawnmower

Pets 7 wk. Non-shedding Brussels Griffon (Shihtzu-like) $400. Also three velvety Cavalier spaniels (top temperament) $500. Vaccinated, health guarantee. References 1-778-9301883 or for photos.

Merchandise for Sale

$100 & Under

$300 & Under UNUSED CLARINET with case. $250 obo. (250)8475681

Small ads, BIG deals!

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

$400 & Under COMPLETE rigging for small SAILING dinghy: 19’ alum. mast, 2 sails, c. brd., rudder, all hardware. $325. 250-8465888

$500 & Under

STUDENT DESKS, 2, $20 ea. Wooden futon frame, mattress avail., $50 obo. Manual treadmill, $40. 250-846-5742.

CHERRY WOOD 3 piece dresser with 2 side tables. $500. 847-5190

Sporting Goods

Sporting Goods

Rebuilt Yamaha G8 Golf Carts For information Call Allen at:

Misc. for Sale CENTRAL RV. New and used sea containers. Best prices in B.C. Can Deliver. 20’ New $4200. Used $3000. 8’x10’ new - $2800. 10’x10’ new $4000. (250)314-9522.

Merchandise for Sale

Misc. for Sale

Acreage for Sale RARE PROPERTY in Driftwood area. 15 minutes from town, well treed, good building sights, mtn view. 33 acres $275,000 ph 847-3187 email

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

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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For Sale By Owner

Prime Location – Simcoe Loop

3 BEDS, 1 bath, laundry insuite. Large yard, walk to town. Refs required, no smokers or pets. $1100 inc utilities. 250-917-9013/ SMITHERS, 1 bdrm, clean, quiet, adult building, N/P, N/S, basic cable 877-6100

No buyers fees Persons paying for major items with uncertiÀed cheque may be required to leave the item on the grounds until cheque clears the bank.


21693 Kerr Road, Telkwa, BC • Lunch on the Grounds Phone: (250) 846-5392 • Not responsible for accidents

MLS# X2432913

Country living within walking distance of town, golf course and high school. Immaculate, well maintained home on 5 ½ acres. Phone: 250 847 8775 Asking $369,000

Open Houses


MLS N217711 N217711

53 acres, developed horse farm with 30’ x 80’ horse barn, sunny side of valley, 5 minutes from town, good hay land. Ready to build your home.

5142 Slack Rd. 8 - 12 Sat. Sept. 15

The Sunny side of the valley beckons to this 1,200 sq.ft full basement home. Featuring 3 to 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and an outstanding view.


Please call 250.847.2335 evenings


Duplex / 4 Plex TELKWA, 2 bdrm, recently renovated & appls., newly landscaped, avail. Nov. 1. $800/mth. n/p, n/s Ref’s req’d. (250)845-7030

Homes for Rent 1920 Babine Lake Road


EVERYTHING MUST GO! Sat., Sept. 15 3675 15th Ave Household items


Open Houses

Country Home on Canyon Creek

Sports equip., truck canopy, thule carrier, misc house hold items.

Houses For Sale TELKWA, 3 bdrm rancher, F/S/W/D/DW, private backyard, located on quiet cul-desac. $263,500. (250)846-9759

Apt/Condo for Rent

Terms Cash

Garage Sales

For Sale By Owner 3 BDRM house on 5 acres, close to town, lg heated shop. (250)847-4936. 3 bed home with additional fully enclosed 3 bed + den basement suite. Large yard, heated shop, carport. Email: 250-917-8896


Plus many items too numerous to mention Consignments welcome until Sale Time

Garage Sales

Business for Sale MOTEL for Sale - New Hazelton Hwy 16, 12 Units with 3 BDRM Living Area. Very Nice Condition. Bathrooms all redone. Heat & AC Units New. Successful & Profitable! $ 349,000 Call Larry 250-862-8100 Syber Realty Kelowna

RETIRE IN Beautiful Southern BC, Brand New Park. Affordable Housing. COPPER RIDGE. Manufactured Home Park, New Home Sales. Keremeos, BC. Ask us about our Free Rent option! Please cal 250-462-7055.


For Sale By Owner

Ten Undeveloped acres for sale on Morris Rd., Telkwa BC $110,000. 250-846-9126

Mobile Homes & Parks



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SAWMILLS FROM only $3997. Make money & save money with your own bandmill. Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. Free Info & DVD: 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT STEEL BUILDINGS. Reduced prices now! 20x22 $4,455. 25x26 $4,995. 30x38 $7,275. 32x50 $9,800. 40x54 $13,995. 47x80 $19,600. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422 VISITING ARIZONA for the Winter? Meridian RV Resort. Good Sam-Trailer Life Top 100 RV Resorts in America. Check us out at or call 1-866-770-0080.

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Contact Sandra today for a viewing!

Sandra Hinchliffe

Personal Real Estate Corporation

Cell 250-847-0725

2000 SQFT home in Telkwa 2 bdm upstairs, partially finished bsmt $1000/m (250)636-9094 Older 3 Brdm in 2 Mile. Large lot. w/d. $750.00 Ref’s. Req. (250)842-6129 THREE BEDROOM HOUSE FOR RENT. No smoking, no pets Utilities not included $900.00 per month Call 250-847-5261 Available Immediately

Suites, Lower 2 BDRM, W/D, large yard, garden area, garage, N/S, pets neg., $1,000 + util. (250)8475585


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Real Estate $265,000

Call to place your Garage Sale ad with The Interior News



13042 Blue Jay Road 4 bedrooms, 1 - 4 pc bathroom, Cell 1-2pc Ensuite 250-876-8420 Sunny 5 acres just minutes 250-847-5999 from trout creek ¿shing! Large attached shop with basement access.


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Suites, Lower


FURNISHED 1 suite, very quiet from town, $650/mth. util. immed. 847-4127

Suites, Upper 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


Please Don't Litter. Spay and Neuter.

Warehouse Lien Act

SMITHERS reno’d 2 bdrm, Clean unit. Balcony, sep. storage rm. Ref’s req’d. Very quiet bldg. $850/m. (250)847-4453.



Cars - Domestic 1998 MERCURY L.S. Grand Marquis 88,000km, 4.6 Engine, leather seats, loaded, c/w winter tires. exc. cond. Asking $7500 obo (250)8475268 or (250)877-3955

1994 FORD F250 S/C L/B 4x4, 250,000 kms, headache rack, winter/summer tires on rims, cruise/tilt. $3,500 obo Rose Taylor 250-847-8912.

We encourage you to shop local to support our community’s economy health and growth

Cars - Domestic

Cars - Domestic

Trucks & Vans

1999 Taurus 24 valve, 4 dr, FWD, clean, everything works, plus 4 Blizzaks on rims.



Legal Notices

RE: The estate of Nora Bernadette Stade, deceased, formerly of 9765 Cottonwood Street, Telkwa, British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Nora Bernadette Stade are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor at c/o G.E. Greene Law Corporation, P.O. Box 940, 3895 Alfred Avenue, Smithers, British Columbia, V0J 2N0 on or before November 2, 2012, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.

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Vehicle Lease / Rent

Pursuant to the Warehouse Lien Act, RSBC 1996, c. 480, Bandstra Transportation Systems Ltd. will offer for sale by public auction household goods and effects for the following persons to recover the amount of indebtedness indicated plus any additional costs of storage, seizure, and sale. Customer Indebtedness *Amounts as of Aug. 31, 2012 Carol and Deana Edzerza $655.20 Mike Vanwormer $666.40 Bill High $1,288.00 Dawn Sharpe $924 Ultimate Security $1,030.40 Auction will take place at Kerr’s Auction, 21693 Kerr Road, Telkwa, B.C., 250-846-5392 commencing 12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

Public Notice

In accordance with Section 26 of the Community Charter, the Town of Smithers intends to dispose of the following lands to Wildernest Systems Inc. by way of a land sale purchase in the amount of $105,000 plus any applicable taxes. Commonly known as 3896 Alfred Avenue, Smithers, BC and legally known as Lot 1 and 2, Block 57, Plan 1054, District Lot 5289, Range 5, Coast Range 5 Land District. This is not a tender nor a request for offers. Further information can be obtained by contacting Deborah Sargent, Chief Administrative Of¿cer at (250) 847-1600, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

In just 7 years, one unspayed cat and her offspring can produce over 450,000 cats! (average litter of 3, twice a year). BC SPCA There isn'tpets a good not to have yourlonger, pet spayed Spayed really or neutered make reason better companions and live healthier or lives. If done neutered as they make better companions and live longer and before six months of age, spaying or neutering can reduce: healthier lives.The benefits of spaying or neutering, especially if done • Desire to roam during before six months of age include: Reduced aggression and • Some types| of cancer desire to roam | Decreased risk of several types dominance Reduced • Unwanted suitors for your pet of •cancer | No unwanted suitors of the opposite sex | Less chance of Chances of spraying in male cats spraying by male cats | No unplanned kittens to care for. • Unplanned kitten litters IfForyou are aofresident of Valley the Bulkley orwho Hazeltons and would like to residents the Bulkley and the Valley Hazeltons would like to stop the cycle of stop thecats cycle cannot afford theoffull cost of spay/neuter procedures unwanted but but cannot afford the full cost the spay/neuter procedures, funding may be available. for your cats, please fill out a low-income spay and neuter application at BV Vet Clinic (3155 Tatlow Road) or Babine Pet Hospital (3851 1st Apply in Smithers at: Ave.) in Smithers. Your application will be subject to approval by Bulkley Valley VetofClinic 3155 Road representatives the society. If Tatlow you are approved, we will help pay a Babine Pet portion Hospital of the cost 3851 Avenue or neutering your cat. If we significant of1st spaying can acquire funding, we willofexpand this program to include (Applications are additional subject to approval by representatives dogs. Northwest Animal Shelter Society. We intend to expand this program to include dogs as funding becomes available.)

We are gratefully accepting donations at all BV Credit Union locations.

Box 3064 , Smithers, BC V0J 2N0,

Vehicle Lease / Rent

Dodge 3500 Crewcabs 3046 Highway 16 West Smithers, BC Email •

Shawn Bradford Bus: 250-877-7769

Utility Trailers

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T HREE R IVERS R EPORT Alcohol infractions mark week ending with fatal ATV crash New Hazelton RCMP responded to 99 calls during this week. On Aug. 30, Police arrested an intoxicated male near the river boat in Hazelton. The suspect attempted to resist arrest and a brief stuggle ensued before the suspect was brought into custody. On Sept. 1, a traffic stop near Glen Vowell resulted in a 90-day driving prohibition and a vehicle impoundment.

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On Sept. 2, police responded to a complaint of a male hitchhiking wearing only shorts along Hwy 16. The subject was found to be in emotional distress and transported to the hospital for treatment. On Sept. 3, two men were fighting in the grass near Hagwilget. Both were arrested and held until sober. On Sept. 4, police responded to a complaint of blood on a

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RCMP Beat driveway way in Birch Grove, Gitanmaax. Investigation revealed a deceased dog nearby. On Sept. 5, a male called for assistance and claimed that a bear had been stalking him near

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Ha Hagwilget Bridge. The bear was not located. On Sept. 5, ATVs were reported driving on the road near 9th Avenue and Templeton Street in Av New Hazelton. Ne On Sept. 6 at 4 p.m., emergency services responded to an gen ATV single-vehicle accident on the Gale Forest Service Road. Two adult females were operating the ATV when it rolled over. The primary operator, a resi-

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dent of Gitanmaax, suffered fatal injuries. The passenger of the ATV, a resident of New Hazelton, received serious injuries and is being treated in hospital. The accident is currently under investigation by New Hazelton RCMP. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. Names of the involved parties are not being released at this time out of respect for the families.

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Located in the Log Office at 3568 Hwy. 16 Each Office Independently Owned & Operated

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3960 Broadway Avenue

Lot B Sixteenth Avenue

5357 Nouch Road

Bourgon Road, Telkwa

23 Starliter Way

4092 Ninth Avenue

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4 bedroom, 2 bathroom Double garage/workshop New roof on house and shop New back deck and front fence

Donna Grudgfield NEW LISTING

mls n222089


49 x 122 building lot Prime hill section location Cleared, view Build before winter


Great views of Kathlyn Glacier 76 acres located 7 min west of town Level, treed, lots of biodiversity Drilled well on property

Ron Lapadat

mls n221972



mls n222079


19 acres, riverfront on the Bulkley Great salmon & steelhead fishing 5 acres of hayland, great views


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Brand new 3 bdrm, 2 bath home Quality 1508 sq ft full basement Lakefront living, Watson’s Landing Built to suit your needs

Dave & Sonia NEW LISTING

mls n222016


Great private location, view 3 bdrm, 2 bath, full basement New bathroom flooring Visual tour @

Dave & Sonia

mls n222103



Telkwa High Road

321 Prairie Road

Highway 16, Smithers

38198 Telkwa High Road

4516 Twelfth Ave, New Hazelton

Beaver Island, Smithers

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320 acres Mostly forested, some timber value Views, southwest exposure Not in ALR

Sandra Hinchliffe NEW PRICE

mls n222017


Deeded lot near Green T Sleeps 6 comfortably Great location, easy access Power line out front and paid for

Sandra Hinchliffe NEW PRICE

1 of 4, 60x120 lots Great highway location Near high school and KFC C-3 commercial zoning

Sandra Hinchliffe

mls n222139



mls n4505683


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

Charlie McClary NEW PRICE

mls n222105

5 bedroom, 4 bathroom Over 3500 square feet Many unique features Immediate possession available

Jeff Billingsley


mls n222112

+/- 12 acres on Bulkley River Mostly treed, good view Easy beach access, fishing

Leo Lubbers


mls n203945


3744 Broadway Avenue

2143 Riverside Drive

11209 Highway 16

1318 Pine Street, Telkwa

6195 Lake Kathlyn Road

1410 Cottonwood St, Telkwa

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

Dave & Sonia

mls n216307

2.61 acre lot on Bulkley River Level property with creek Zone P-2, engineered sewer Visual tour @

Dave & Sonia


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

Sandra Hinchliffe

mls n215478


mls n219256

4/5 bedroom, 2 bath family home Spacious .6 acre lot, quiet street 2496 sf living space, many upgrades Heated and wired attached workshop

Karen Benson


mls n218317

One of a kind property Excellent view, 6.4 acres 4 bedroom, close to town Ranch style with garage

Peter Lund


mls n221886

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms New roof, vinyl windows, furnace Attached garage, corner lot Home based business (hair salon)

Donna Grudgfield


mls n216853


1435 Walnut Street, Telkwa

1036 Toronto Street

5041 Hidber Road

Lot 2 Lake Kathlyn Road

3659 Broadway Avenue

21925 Kitseguecla Loop

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Double concrete drive & garage 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Hardwood floors, fireplace Huge deck, 100x140 lot

Donna Grudgfield

mls n221745

4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Fireplace, laminate flooring Roomy kitchen, huge rec room Fully fenced backyard, deck

Donna Grudgfield


2.17 acres, 2 storey home Fenced, private, quiet 28x32 heated shop

Leo Lubbers

mls n220372


mls n221443

3.48 acres, waterfront Established driveway Cleared building site, view

Leo Lubbers


mls n216767

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

Ron Lapadat


mls n220956

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

Ron Lapadat


mls n219505


9199 Bluff Road, Telkwa

1557 Chestnut Cres, Telkwa

27 Starliter Way

#25 3278 Third Avenue

4103 Dohler Road

12805 Telkwa Coalmine Rd

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Dave & Sonia

Peter Lund Res. 847-3435

mls n217027

Donna Grudgfield Cell. 847-1228

5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, gardens Private fenced yard, paved street Very unique design and layout Visual tour @

Dave & Sonia

Leo Lubbers Cell. 847-1292

mls n220537

Ron Lapadat Cell. 847-0335

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

Sandra Hinchliffe

Dave Barclay Cell. 847-0365

mls n220077

Sonia Apostoliuk Cell. 847-0937

Very bright and clean, 3 bedroom Vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace Sundeck, lovely gardens Located in Park Place

Sandra Hinchliffe

Sandra Hinchliffe Cell. 847-0725

Charlie McClary Cell. 877-1770

mls n221580

Alida Kyle Cell. 877-2802

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

Charlie McClary

Karen Benson Cell. 847-0548

mls n220063

Jeff Billingsley Cell. 877-0838

Beautiful crafted log home, 3/4 bdrm 2500 sf living space, 744 sf bsmnt Fenced property, 30x24 workshop Private, 30min to Smithers, 1.17 acre

Charlie McClary

mls n219253

Jantina Meints Cell. 847-3144

Kiesha Matthews Cell. 876-8420

NOW AT YOUR BC CHEVROLET DEALERS. 1-800-GM-DRIVE. Chevrolet is a brand of General Motors of Canada. */†/‥Offers apply to the purchase of a 2012 Cruze LS (R7A), 2012 Equinox LS (R7A), 2012 Silverado EXT (1SA) equipped as described. Freight included ($1,495). License, insurance, registration, PPSA, administration fees and taxes not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer available to retail customers in Canada. See Dealer for details. 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 trade may be required. GMCL, Ally Credit or TD Auto 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. WBased on GM Testing in accordance with approved Transport Canada test methods. Your actual fuel consumption may vary. † 0% purchase financing offered on approved credit by Ally Credit/TD Auto Financing 72/84 months on new or demonstrator 2012 Chevrolet Silverado EXT/Cruze and Equinox (excluding LS models). 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/$119.05 for 72/84 months. Cost of borrowing is $0, total obligation is $10,000. Offer is unconditionally interest-free. Freight ($1,495) included. License, insurance, registration, PPSA, applicable taxes and fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offers apply to qualified retail customers only. Limited time offer which may not be combined with certain other offers. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See dealer for details. ‥Offer(s) valid in Canada until September 30, 2012. 0% lease APR available for up to 48 months on a new or demonstrator 2012 Chevrolet Cruze (excluding LS, 1SA models), O.A.C by GM Financial. Applies only to qualified retail customers in Canada. Annual kilometre limit of 24,000 km, $0.16 per excess kilometre. Example Cruze LT Auto (R7C): $21,495 at 0% APR, monthly payment is $265.00 for 48 months. Total obligation is $12,735. Option to purchase at lease end is $8,760, plus applicable taxes. Down payment or trade and/or security deposit may be required. Monthly payments may vary depending on down payment/trade. Freight & PDI ($1,495) included. License, insurance, PPSA, dealer fees, excess wear and km charges, applicable taxes, registration fees, and other applicable fees not included. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Offer may not be combined with certain other consumer incentives. GMCL may modify, extend or terminate offers in whole or in part at any time without notice. Conditions and limitations apply. See participating dealer for details. ††0%/2.49%/0.99% purchase financing for 84 months on 2012 Cruze LS/Equinox LS/Silverado EXT on approved credit by TD Auto Financing Services/Ally Credit. 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%/2.49%/0.99% for 84 months, the monthly payment is $119.05/$129.85/$123.27. Cost of borrowing is $0/$907.15/$354.62, total obligation is $10,000/$10,907.15/$10,354.62. Down payment and/or trade may be required. Monthly payments and cost of borrowing will also vary depending on amount borrowed and down payment/trade. 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