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Pick your apples

Save a bear, pick your apples! RCMP are asking the public to pick their apples and clean up their yards. Bears have been wandering into the community in search of an easy meal, and apples hanging from trees, garbage left outside and other easy snacks for bears is not helping the problem. There are a lot of trees in the community loaded down with fruit, and the RCMP would like homeowners to pick the fruit to help keep the bears at bay. One sow and her three cubs has been seen in the Douglas Road area a couple of times already, with RCMP managing to scare them off so far. Unfortunately, no conservation officers are available at the moment, and so trapping and relocating options are also not possible. Therefore, any bears which do become a hazard by being drawn into the community will have to be destroyed.

This tree at a residence on Stuart Drive is covered in fruit, with fallen apples on the ground surrounding it. Trees like this can be seen all over Fort St. James right now, and are a big temptation for bears in the area trying to fatten up before they have to den up for the winter. Caledonia Courier Photo

Information requested Fort St. James RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance with a missing person’s case as it marks the fifth year anniversary and the investigation remains open. Five years ago Bonnie Marie Joseph was last seen by her family in the Vanderhoof area of British Columbia. Joseph was known to be very independent and traveled frequently from her home town of Fort St. James to the Vanderhoof and Prince George areas of B.C.. She was last seen by family in September of 2007 and reported missing in December after friends and family had not heard from her. “The RCMP continue to search for answers into the disappearance Bonnie Joseph has been missing for five years and was last seen in of Bonnie Joseph,” stated Lesley the Vanderhoof area but was from Fort St. James. Photo courtesy of RCMP Smith, North District media rela-

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tions officer, “ We have no leads as to whether Bonnie got a ride with a friend, hitchhiked or took a bus to a nearby community. We are hoping someone may recognize her photo and shed some light on this five-year mystery.” At the time of her disappearance Bonnie Joseph was described as: 31 years old 5’4” tall 120 lbs Short Brown Hair Brown Eyes If you have any information in relation to the disappearance of Bonnie Marie Joseph please contact the Fort St. James RCMP Detachment at (250) 996-8269. If you would like to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Young woman drowns on Stuart Lake

A 17-year-old female is dead after a boat capsized on Stuart Lake on Thursday, Sept. 14. RCMP responded to a call early in the morning Friday, Sept. 14 of a drowning victim on Stuart Lake.

Five people in a 12-foot aluminum boat had reportedly left Fort St. James for Binche on Thursday night. The boat had capsized on route and four of the five had made it safely to shore and one young woman had drowned. Two of the boat passengers reportedly went for help while two stayed

behind, but when RCMP arrived at the scene, no one was with the deceased. While search and rescue was alerted and RCMP dogs were called to respond, both of the other passengers were located after inquiries were made. One was located at a residence on Nak’azdli Reserve and one was

found between Battleship and town. RCMP and the BC Coroner’s Service are investigating, and it is not being treated as a criminal matter at this time. The victim’s grandmother has been notified, however, her name is not being released until the rest of her family has also been notified.


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Courier Recreation fair

The Fort St. James Secondary School Falcons Senior Girls volleyball team did a fantastic job of running the concession at the Rec Fair and Car Rally on Sept. 10. The Monday evenign event was a chance for local recreation groups and small businesses to come out and show the community what there is to do in Fort St. James. There were opportunities to sign up for hockey, arts council, Music on the Mountain Society, the hospital auxilliary, archery and other clubs and sports groups. There were also some great classic cars on display from both Fort St. James and Vanderhoof.

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Seniors Ctr Lunch 11:30 - 2pm

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20 Ladies Night Golf and Dinner, 4pm

Seniors Ctr Lunch 11:30 - 2pm

27 Ladies Night Golf 28 and Dinner, 4pm

Seniors Ctr Lunch 11:30 - 2pm

Public Open House re: Proposed Amendment to Mt. Milligan Cert. 4-8pm @ CNC

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Nak’albun Elementary is now accepting registrations for K - 7 250-996-8441 Office: 477 Stuart Drive West


SATURDAY 22 Food Bank Fundraiser Dinner & Auction 6pm @ FSJSS Live Music!

29 NHS/District

Open House & Community Picnic FREE admission FREE Beef Dip 12-2pm and PG Highland Dancers

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Courier Hard to swallow Local seniors find Northern Health’s food unpalatable Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier Quality of food is impacting quality of life for local seniors, according to concerns brought forward recently. Two seniors who live in the Pioneer Lodge receive their meals from Northern Health as part of the assisted living accommodations they pay for each month, however, they would prefer to cook for themselves. Paul Charles and Joan Ubleis have been raising concerns about the quality of the food they are supplied by Northern Health for a long time, but so far, not much has changed. As part of their private suites in Pioneer Lodge, which include kitchen facilities with a fridge and stove, the two are delivered meals each day at noon. Each of them are normally supplied with one hot meal, one bowl of soup, a sandwich and two desserts. Ubleis no longer receives the meals, but she still must pay for them. She said she cannot make ends meet with her prescription costs each month on top of eating food she has to purchase. Ubleis said she pays $800 per month to stay in her suite and receive the meals. Charles has been writing to Northern Health and the hospital for over two years asking for changes to be made or to be able to prepare his own meals and not pay for the Northern Health meals. So both Ubleis and Charles are hoping bringing their concerns forward to local government will help. Councillor Russ Gingrich has taken up their cause and will be asking for the blessing of mayor and council to discuss the problem at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities later this month. Gingrich said he would like to see seniors receive more consideration regarding their quality of life, which includes meals, and he believes the problem is

likely province-wide. After he was contacted with the seniors’ concerns, he visited Charles in his residence to see what the food really was like, and said what he saw he would not personally consider a meal. “In a word, terrible describes everything,” said Gingrich. “Suffice to say we will have to keep hammering at it.” While personal taste can always be a factor in food concerns, Ubleis is frustrated her request to discontinue paying for food she does not eat so she can afford to purLEFT: Paul Charles holds one of the meals he receives as part of his assisted living accommodations. Caledonia Courier Photo

chase and prepare her own has been met with refusals as well. “Our seniors deserve a whole lot better than what they’re receiving,” said Gingrich. Long-term care patients at Stuart Lake Hospital also receive the same food. Gingrich said he will be contacting Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad about the issue

as well, and would like to explore other possible options such as money going towards a community group willing to help prepare alternative meals for the seniors or partnering with the CNC cooking students. “If there’s a more viable option out there it should be taken,” he said. Continued on Page 4

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Community Events Community Events are free of charge as they are sponsored by the Caledonia Courier COMING EVENTS... Will appear as space is available, free of charge in this section. Coming events are available to non-profit organizations only. This area is not intended for thank you submissions or selling products. It is simply a place for nonprofit organizations a place to announce upcoming free activities. You can e-mail your item to advertising@ominecaexpress. com or by fax: 567-2070. Your organizations’ announcement can also be dropped off at our office located at #111-250 Stuart Drive, Fort St. James. Decision of the publisher is final. *** FORT ADULT CENTRE FOR EDUCATION...Suite 221-250 Stuart Drive, in the Goodwin Building. Open daily 8:00-4:00. Call 250-996-7712 for more information. *** FIREWEED STOPPING THE VIOLENCE & OUTREACH SERVICE For those who believe all is possible!...Provides free Confidential, Safe, and Supportive counselling and outreach services for women. Hours of Service: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and every other Friday. Location: Room 203, 349 Stuart Drive, Fort St James, BC Phone: (250) 996-1214 Fax: (250) 9967647 Email: *** ST PATRICK’S ANGLICAN CHURCH... hosts a free lunch every Tuesday from 11.00am 1.00pm. All are welcome. This lunch is made possible through the generous giving of time and resources,by many people in the region, including Sylvia Isaac, The Roman Catholic Church, Camp Living Water, and many other individuals.We wish to thank all those who contribute their labour to this program as well as those who provide food and other necessities.

We also run a small food bank on Tuesday morning, and are very thankful for all who contribute to this endeavor. For further information please call Gwen Andrews 567-6744. *** SERVICE TIMES... at St Patrick’s Anglican Church, Fort St James, will be 2.00pm every Sunday. Friday at 6.00pm - Each week we offer a Fellowship time with soup, music, and prayer, at St Patrick’s Anglican Church Hall beginning at 6.00pm. Please come and join us. *** FIREWEED CLOTHES DRIVE...The Fireweed Safe Haven is doing a winter clothes drive. We are looking for jackets, boots, snow pants, mitts, hats, scarves, fleeces, etc, for men, women and children. The items will then be given to families in the community that need them. If you do not have anything at home that you can part with but still wish to contribute, you can purchase mitts, socks, or thermal underwear. Please drop items off at the Fireweed Safe Haven. For more information please contact Talia at (250) 996-8081. Every little bit helps. *** AUXILIARY TO STUART LAKE HOSPITAL... Monthly meeting 2nd Wednesday each month. Hospital Cafeteria 7:00 p.m. *** FORT ST. JAMES PUBLIC LIBRARY HOURS... Tuesday 11:30-8:00 Wednesday 11:30-4:30 Thursday 11:30-4:30 Friday 11:30-8:00 Saturday 11:00-3:00 *** NECHAKO VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY... Child and Youth Mental Health and Counseling Services available at no cost. Monday to Friday 8:30

am to 4:30 pm. Call 996-7645 for appointment. *** FORT TRAP AND HANDGUN CLUB... meets last Sunday of every month. Contact Sharon at 9968373 for more information. *** FORT ST. JAMES SEARCH & RESCUE... steering committee meetings first Tuesday of every month. 7:00 p.m. above the Fort St. James Firehall. Training is the third Tuesday of every month at the Firehall at 7 p.m. New members welcome. *** MUSIC MAKERS...New members always WELCOME. Not everyone has to be on stage, there is lots of work behind the scenes. Call Rosemary Allan at 250-996-8997 for more info. *** THE THRIFT STORE...has a new name! “The Bargain Basement”. We are still at the same location, across from Shoppers Food Mart. Donations of clean clothing and small housewares are greatly appreciated. Please, no books or magazines. Proceeds are used for community needs. Open Wed-Sat, 12 noon to 4pm. *** PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT...If you know anyone, including a child, who has been abused or harmed by a psychiatrist call the Citizens Commission on Human Rights at: 1-800670-2247. *** ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS... Every Thursday, 8 p.m. at the United Church Hall on 2nd Avenue. Contact 996-8290. *** FIREWEED SAFE HAVEN...a safe place for women and their children leaving violence or abuse. 24 hour access - please call 996-8000. ***

Mount Milligan is now in its second year of construction and remains on schedule to begin production in late 2013.

BC Environment Assessment Office reviewing amendment request In spring 2012, Thompson Creek Metals requested an amendment to its environmental assessment certificate for Mount Milligan. The BC Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO) is reviewing the application. Two changes are proposed. One is building a permanent camp for operations at the mine. The other is using an existing load out facility in Mackenzie, rather than building a new one in Fort St. James. To ensure members of the public have a chance to have questions answered and comments recorded, two information meetings will be held. Both are drop in sessions open from 4 pm – 8 pm. In Mackenzie, visit us at the Alan Sheppard Arena, #400 Skeena Drive on Wednesday, September 26. In Fort St James, we will meet at the College of New Caledonia, 179 Douglas St. on Thursday, September 27. Operations Camp Originally, the plan for Mount Milligan was that all employees would bus to work each day. Road upgrades to the mine from both Fort St. James and Mackenzie have reduced travel time. However, it still takes approximately one and half hours to reach the mine from either community.

Travel time varies based on road conditions (snow and ice in the winter, water in the spring, dust in the summer), and traffic. Staff at the mine work 12 hour shifts. With a commute time of three hours, and the time required to travel to and from the bus depot from home, workers would be looking at a long day. The forest service roads to the mine site are shared with logging trucks and other industrial traffic. This raises some safety concerns. And, like many mining companies, Thompson Creek Metals is finding it challenging to find qualified workers for jobs at the new mine. Camp accommodation will allow the company to attract workers from the broader region including Prince George, McLeod Lake, and Vanderhoof. Load Out Once Mount Milligan is in production, concentrate will be trucked from the mine to a rail loading facility. The original plan was to build a new load out in Fort St. James. However, an existing load out in Mackenzie is now available, and the road to Mackenzie has been improved. This led to the request to locate the load out in Mackenzie. The Mackenzie options include making use of an existing facility, or building

a new facility that will use some shared services. A benefit is that the route from site to the Mackenzie load out would not use public roads or highways. Operating the load out will create three to six jobs. Comments To help those with an interest, learn more about the application, an electronic copy of the Amendment Application, as well as information regarding the environmental assessment process, can be viewed at The BCEAO accepts comments on the application. Comments can be made on line, or sent directly to Shelley Murphy, Executive Project Director, Environmental Assessment Office PO Box 9426, Stn Prov Govt., Victoria BC V8W 9V1 or via fax 1-250356-6448. Mount Milligan will be a conventional, truck-shovel open-pit mine designed to produce an average of 81 million pounds of copper and 194,500 ounces of gold annually over a projected 22-year life. The project is currently employing a construction workforce of approximately 750 and once in operations, at the end of 2013, the mine will create more than 350 permanent jobs.


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Seniors FSJ Community voice concerns Foundation over food

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period to try and improve things, she said they are still not the best. “As landlord’s we’re caught,” she said. “Do I advocate the seniors getting together and talking about it, absolutely,” she said. Jonathon Dyck, communications officer for Northern Health said food service in health care can be very personal. Dyck also said the cost of the assisted living is calculated based on income, and the cost of food is not separated out. “We try to accommodate our longterm clients as best as possible,” said Dyck. He said the food service delivery is done in this way for a number of reasons including: it allows for a more standardized menu, making it easier to follow Canada’s Food Guide, can accommodate special dietary requirements such as low sodium or food allergies, and cost. “We always welcome feedback and we try to accommodate our residents as best as possible,” said Dyck.

reaches first goal

“We could challenge the mayor to have these meals for a month and see what happens,” said Sharlane The Fort St. James Community Foundation bitious goal and have the fund at $100,000 by Hamper, recreation coordinator at the reached their goal of raising $25,000 by the the end of 2013. Pioneer Lodge who sometimes helps end of 2012, and it is only September. Once the fund seed money is established, deliver the meals when the volunteers The organization, which was started back the money will be managed by the Fort St. are all busy. in 2010 by Joyce Helweg and Deb Hadwen in James Community Foundation Society. She said complaints about the order to try and create a capital fund which The fund will then remain intact, but the meals are common. As Hamper dethey could then invest and use the interest they interest it generates will be used to provide livered the day’s meal to Charles, make on it to help the community. grants to persons or groups in the areas of the previous day’s meal and plate he This year alone, the foundation has raised health, social wellness, education, sports and handed back was almost completely over $25,000, thanks to the District of Fort St. recreation, arts and culture, disaster relief, untouched. James matching $10,000 in funding which was historical preservation, conservation and ecolAccording to Ann McCormick, then matched by Northern Development Initiaogy. chair of the Fort St. James Senior tive Trust (NDIT) to a maximum of $25,000. The group hopes to be able to be awarding Citizens Home Society which acts as The Prince George Foundation is also partgrants by 2014. landlords for the facility, they have nering with the local foundation in order to also worked extensively over the earn even better interyears to try and find a better solution. est on the fund. “If we could do something else, Both the District we would,” said McCormick. She of Fort St. James and said the group is stuck with the fundNDIT have already ing formula which Northern Health agreed to again match sets for the assisted living accommodonations to the same dations, and to change to a different limits next year, and category of housing could mean the the foundation is hopcommunity may never get back desing to set another amignated assisted living spots which help keep seniors needing those Proposed Amendment to the Me services in the commudise for Sale le Merchan Sa Mt. 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The Project ne, pro er must AB. cra rchase off from 4:00-8:00 p.m. is a new mining project located approximately 95 hours www.r ed. The puvisions to leaving necessary administrainclude proa clean (to concrete Auctions s kilometers north of Fort St. James and 95 lie in pp fers e the sit ndition. OfApril edical Su tive work and more, Location: College of New Caledonia, 179 dation) co kilometers west of Mackenzie. ALE M S Douglas Street, Fort St. James tried to find alternatives Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012, The Proponent has submitted an application to Do you have a garage sale coming up? after the kitchen at Stufrom 4:00-8:00 p.m. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) to amend its Environmental Assessment Certificate art Lake Hospital was Items to sell? (Amendment Application) to: Public Comment Period shut down, researching x Construct an onsite camp for workers Birth announcement? a number of alternaEAO is seeking comments from the public on the during operations; and proposed amendment and the potential effects tives to the frozen meals x Relocate a rail loadout facility from Fort St. to ensure that all potential effects – How about a wedding announcement. James to Mackenzie (including use of from Northern Health. environmental, economic, social, heritage and Forest Service Roads between the mine health – that might result from the proposed They looked at restauNeed to renew your subscription? site and Mackenzie). amendment are identified for consideration as rants in the community part of the assessment process. The Amendment Application is subject to review Have a house for sale or rent? and drew up a plan and under the British Columbia Environmental The public comment period will run for 21 days Assessment Act. presented it along with from September 20, 2012 to October 11, 2012. Pets that need a home? All comments received during this comment a budget to Northern An electronic copy of the Amendment Application period will be considered. Health. and information regarding the environmental assessment process are available at Give us a call at EAO accepts public comments in the following “We did the work, A copy of the ways: we looked out in the Amendment Application also can be reviewed at: x By online form at: community to make a x Fort St. James Public Library difference,” she said. x Nak’azdli First Nation Office x By mail: Shelley Murphy x Mackenzie Public Library However, finding a Executive Project Director x McLeod Lake Indian Band First Nation Office service provider who Environmental Assessment Office x Offices of Thompson Creek Metals Company PO Box 9426, Stn Prov Govt. Inc. in both Fort St. James and Mackenzie. could create meals for Victoria BC V8W 9V1 just the two clients 365 x By fax: Open Houses 250-387-2208 days a year in a comIn order to provide information to the public about mercial kitchen was the Amendment Application and answer any difficult, and Northern questions, EAO invites the public to attend one of the following open houses: Health said it was too costly. NOTE: All submissions received by EAO during the comment period in relation to the McCormick wants Amendment Application are considered public and will be posted to the EAO website. to see the meals improve, and while Northern Health has changed their meal provider three times during this



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Courier Only the fittest survive Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier The name alone would scare most people away, but then the tag line doesn’t help either: “it’s a killer.” Yet six brave adults and three gutsy kids from Fort St. James, B.C. travelled to Grande Cache, Alberta to run the 24-hour, 125 km race through the Rocky Mountains. Five of the group went as a team: Deirdre Houghton,Yvonne Gilbert, Misha James, Anthony Boyd and JP Wenger. Each runner did one stage of the route, which ranged in length from 19 km to 38 km. At the beginning of the race, each team was given a timing chip and a coin, which each runner must present in the final stage of the race in order to take the ferry across the river. Without the coin, no runner can cross the river. In a near catastrophe for the group, one of the Fort team fell during a stage, and in the process dropped the coin out of the pack without knowing. However, luckily for the team, the coin was in a pouch which Deirdre had written their team name on in order to keep it from becoming mixed up before the race with her husband’s coin. Another runner saw the pouch and picked it up, bringing it to the transition station, and it was delivered to the next runner in their team before it was too late. The team called themselves the Fort Flatliners and their tag line was “Racing to the end.” As a team, they finished 49th out of 256 teams total and they were 30th out

of 161 mixed teams. Gilbert placed second in her age category in her stage of the race. It was all six runners’ first attempt at the race, and so far, they all have expressed the desire to do it again next year, and would like to take another team with them to the event. The route the race follows goes over three mountain summits and 17,000 feet of elevation, all which must be accomplished in 24 hours. “It’s a pretty tough race, not just the landscape,” said Deirdre Houghton. The group had been training for the race since last year, but were limited in their training over the winter somewhat. There was some crosscountry skiing, snowshoeing and running, but by March of this year, they were running up to 10 km, and they tried to run up Mount Pope about once a week starting in June. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Deirdre Houghton. “It’s a lot of hard work.” Her husband Craig Houghton was also one of the six who went to Grand Cache for the event, but Craig was running the race solo, making it his third attempt at the race. While he said he was hitting or getting within minutes of his targets at each of the transfer sta-

tions - there are four along the race, one for each leg where relay or team runners switch off - he became severely dehydrated at 85 km and had to pull out of the race. But he plans to keep going until he finishes it solo at least once. The group went together for the event, leaving on Thursday and staying until the Monday, but plan to go for longer next year. “It went by really fast,” said Gilbert. The race is part of a major event for the community of Grand Cache and the entire town comes out, cheering the runners on and volunteering to make the event a success. The weekend is more than a race though, it becomes a community full of activity, the hotels are booked a year in advance, with around 1500 runners coming into the area. There is also a Sunday night concert, this year featuring the Sam Roberts Band. a carnival and games and a reptile zoo. The group from Fort took trailers and tents and camped out together for the weekend, making it a family affair. Three of the kids with the group also ran the under 16 kids race, a hilly 5 km race which also has a time limit of 90 minutes for the kids to complete if.

All the young runners who complete the run within the time limit receive a medal. Sarah Sampson, Nolan Sampson and Sean Houghton all ran the afternoon race in 30-degree heat, a challenge at any age. But the race was for fun, and the younger runners had not trained or been pushed to attain high standings, though they all did well. “It’s more recreational, we just want to keep it

fun,” said Deidre Houghton, Sean’s mom. They must have been successful, because the young Fort runners wanted to return next year, but only if they got to bring friends and stay longer. The runners managed to enjoy themselves, despite the dire warnings on signs along the route and on the website. If the challenge doesn’t entice you, how about this little piece from the website: “There are no big priz-

es for winning: finishing is hard enough. And the

bragging rights are priceless…”

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The Northern Gateway Project is generating healthy debate. British Columbians are asking many important questions like, is this pipeline worth it for BC and its northern communities? The benefits that the Northern Gateway Project will bring to British Columbia are significant. It will create jobs, generate new tax revenue for BC, and strengthen the province’s economy.

New jobs will be created... Many people will be employed to build this project. Here in BC, over 3,000 high-paying construction jobs will be created during the building phase. And over 500 new long-term jobs will open up when it’s completed–jobs to monitor and maintain the pipeline, jobs at the Kitimat Marine Terminal, and indirect jobs in areas such as food and hospitality, accommodations, and transportation. And all right here in BC.

Over $800 million will be spent on local goods and services... During construction, hundreds of millions will be spent in Northern BC on equipment rentals, worker accommodations, trucking and fuel, just to name a few. Businesses will grow and new jobs will bring a steady source of family income, as well as opportunities for young people right out of school. All of this will have a positive impact on local businesses and community stability.

Local communities will have a brighter future... On top of new jobs being created, the project will generate $40 million per year in new tax revenue for BC–that’s $1.2 billion over a period of 30 years. This will make a difference to local communities who can use it to build facilities and strengthen public services.

Enbridge will also provide an additional $100 million to support communities near the pipeline in BC and Alberta. We are also committed to partnerships with Aboriginal communities–funding will be provided for community investment, scholarships and education programs, and Aboriginal business opportunities will be created.

People will learn specialized work skills... Individuals from towns near the pipeline will be given the opportunity to learn the skills needed to work in the energy industry. Enbridge has created the Gateway Education and Training Fund, a $1.5 million commitment that will support training initiatives that focus on pipeline construction skills. The knowledge and experience acquired during the construction phase will serve them well as the demand for skilled workers in the energy sector here in British Columbia, Canada and around the world continues to increase.

New global markets will open opportunities for new growth... As it stands, Canada relies on just one customer for its oil exports. The Northern Gateway Project will provide access to the growing economies and the huge markets of the Pacific Rim eager for our energy, which will increase Canada’s Gross Domestic Product by at least $270 billion over 30 years. So not only will the residents of British Columbia see an increase in tax revenue, employment and long-term job opportunities, they will see the economy strengthened in both their province and country as a new gateway to more trade partners opens up.

The project will bring significant economic benefits to BC. Discover more and join the conversation at

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he would be able to do,” said Hines. “But he did it.” So from then on, the ridge

On Aug. 17, 2002 Wade Christian was killed when he was hit by a vehicle while riding his motorbike near Fort St. James. The 32-year-old was in the process of building a house on the Necoslie River for his partner Laurie Mason, who was pregnant at the time with their daughter Taylor. Ten years after the tragic day, Christian is still remembered, and now his memory is honoured on maps as well. Christian was employed up at Kemess mine, working on the North Kemess Project shortly before his death. He was operating a cat, building roads for a drilling exploration program. It was a fly-in operation, and over the two months he worked with pilot Ryan Hines, Hines said he got to know Wade well. “He was a great guy,” said Hines. “He was just kind of haywire, but in a good way - he just kind of enjoyed life.” Hines considered Christian an asset to camp life. With morale being a hard thing to maintain during long shifts away from friends and family, it is people like Christian who help. “A really positive guy, all the guys really, really liked him, he was a lot of fun,” said Hines. One ridge in the centre of the copper and gold deposit they were working on was a particularly steep obstacle for exploration, so the plan was to put the drill in place with a helicopter. However, Wade Christian decided to give it a try, and so he worked his cat on the steep ridge, and ended up building a road to the spot. “Which none of us … thought

became known as Wade’s Ridge, as Hines then used the name “Wade’s Ridge” as a pilot

to call his location each time he went in and out to pick up the workers. Kemess then created their maps for the drill program using the name on the maps to mark the spot. “It’s official,” said Hines. Christian reached the ridge with his machine only a few weeks before he was killed, but he clearly left his mark on the project. Sharon Buck, Christian’s mother, heard about the ridge named for her son through Laurie Mason, now Laurie Liske. “I started to cry,” said Buck. “I couldn’t believe it, I was just so pleased.” The timing could not have been better, because Buck had wanted some way to mark the 10-year anniversary of her son’s death. She said her son was planning on going back up to work at Kemess when he was killed.

ABOVE: Wade Christian signals the hunter he was guiding the caribou the hunter has shot is a nice one. RIGHT: Wade Christian stands atop his bulldozer as pilot Ryan Hines hovers behind him. Photos courtesy of Sharon Buck

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“He loved it up there, he loved the mountains,” she said. It was in the mountains where Buck and Christian had become close as mother and son. The two had been running a hunting camp up north, guiding hunters in the Yukon Territories, and the remote wilderness experience was how she said she and her son got so they really knew and understood one another. He would guide most of the larger animals, but he would give her breaks from the cooking and camp duties so she could still get outside, work with the horses and guide hunters on caribou. He guided caribou, bear, moose, and sheep. A man who had tried his hand at many different occupations, Christian is said to have lived life to it’s fullest and Buck said one of his friend’s once told her “it’s like he just crammed so much into his life it was like he had a premonition.”


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Next year    




Movie downloads, Pay per view, movie channels Movie theatre Restaurant dining Scratch and lottery tickets Trips to a casino




* 14. Are you planning to travel in the near future?       

No plans to travel       


* 18. Are you planning any financial transactions? Please check all that apply.  Consolidate your debt load  Pay off a loan  Pay off your mortgage  Remortgage your property  Renew your mortgage  Secure a loan  Seek financial planning advice  Set up a line of credit  Switch banks or credit union  None of the above

* 20. In which city/municipality do you currently live?

Car detailing Fast food Fitness membership Further education or courses Gourmet foods or desserts Home improvement less than $500 Home improvement over $500 Live theatre or festivals Manicure, pedicure, hair styling

For pleasure

Previously owned

 $50,000 to less than $75,000  $75,000 to less than $100,000  $100,000 to less than $150,000  $150,000 or more

* 13. Which ‘extra’ items are you likely to spend on in your household?

For business


 Less than $35,000  $35,000 to less than $50,000

 Economy  Midrange  Luxury  Hybrid

In Canada for less than 3 days by plane Getaway of less than 3 days to the USA Longer trip within Canada by car Longer trip within Canada by plane Longer trip to the USA by car Longer trip to the USA by plane Longer trip outside of North America

Single detached Townhouse Condo Resort property

* 19. In which category does your annual household income fall?

* 12. Is your next vehicle most likely to be...? Occasionally             

* 5. Please check the stores you shop at

 M&M Meats  Mark’s Work Wearhouse


* 10. Will it be a new or preowned vehicle?

* 4. Which advertising offers are you most interested in?

 Jysk  Kin’s Farm Market  London Drugs  Lululemon



Car Minivan Pickup truck SUV

Appliances Discount, bargain or dollar store Clothing, accessories and footwear Computers, tablets, phones, cameras Fast Food Furniture, rugs and beds Groceries Health, personal care and make-up Office supplies Tools, home & yard improvement Toys & games, arts & crafts Computers, tablets, phones, cameras TV, stereo, PVR, Satellite

Occasionally Never

* 9. Are you or someone in your household planning to purchase a new or pre-owned vehicle in the near future? (If no, jump to Q13)

 Less than 10 minutes  10 - 20 minutes  21- 30 minutes  30 minutes +


Newly built Frequently

Compromise on quality to save money? Forego a brand name to save money? Wait for the item to go on sale?

* 3. How much time do you typically spend reading the newspaper, its stories, advertising and flyers?


One winner will receive a $500 prize.

* 16. Will this be..?


 On my smartphone

 Army & Navy  Bargain! Shop  Best Buy  Buy Low  Canadian Tire  Chapters  Choices Market  Coopers  Dollar Giant  Dollarama  Extra Foods  Future Shop  Home Depot  Home Hardware  Ikea

Take our survey and you could win…$500



* 21. How far will you drive from your home to use a business or service?  16-30 minutes  31-60 minutes  1 hours  2 hours  3 hours  More than 4 hours  I don’t shop outside of my own community

* 22. Thank you for taking the time to complete our survey. If you’d like to be entered into the prize draw, please leave us your first and last name and your email address. We will contact the winner via email or daytime phone number at the close of the study.

First name _____________________________________________ Last Name _____________________________________________ Email address ___________________________________________

* 15. Does anyone in your household plan to sell or buy real estate in the near future? If no, jump to Q18)

or daytime phone ________________________________________

 Yes  No

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Caledonia Courier, September 19, 2012  

September 19, 2012 edition of the Caledonia Courier