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Another year of the Fort After this year’s federal budget led to significant changes in Canada Parks, the local park looks back on what the season held for the local historic site and what 2013 might bring Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier Things will not change drastically for the local historic site, but the community can expect some new faces and new events in the coming year. While cuts to Canada Parks in this year’s federal budget will impact the length of season the Fort St. James National Historic Site is open, those changes are at least during the slower parts of the park’s season. Opening day next year will be June 1, two weeks later than in the past, but there will still be the popular Best Dressed Victorian Contest and a free admission day to mark the occasion. “The biggest impact will probably be on school programs,” said Kevin Gedling, product development officer for the park. While there will be two weeks less for schools to fit in visits during the school year, Gedling said there may still be time for the numbers of schools as in the past, but it may require schools to be more flexible in when they come because there will be less times to choose from. The programming and content, however, Gedling said will still be maintained. This year, student visits was down from past years, but this is attributable to teacher job action, which would have made it difficult for schools from outside the more local area to fit in trips to the park. Gedling said he expects this to go back up again. The season at the park will also end a bit sooner next year, with the year-end open house and community picnic scheduled for Sept. 7, 2013. The event will also be combined with Metis Day. This year’s last day will be the same as in previous years, taking place on the final weekend in September, and the open house and community picnic event are on Sept. 29. This year’s event will again offer free admission, free beef dips and some new additions including Highland dancers, and fiddle playing. Other regular features will also be present such as bannock-making and hunting skills demonstrations. With the 2013 calendar of events recently being unveiled, there will be many of the same special events the community has gotten to know, but also with some new combinations and even the resurrecA young girl gets up close and personal with a horse at one of the Fort St. James National tion of a Fort St. James classic, Caledonia Days. In the past, Caledonia Days was a community- Historic Site events this summer. Kyla Pollard of Khas T’an Outdoor Adventure was helping wide festival which included a variety of events from youngsters get a feel for horsemanship with horseback riding at the park. Kevin Gedling/Canada Parks dress-up days to dances to rodeos. But Gedling said Travellers from further away were also down, which Gedling attributes to a the new Caledonia Days will not aspire to be an exact replica of what went on previously, but he hopes it could lead to combination of high gas prices and a difficult economy. “Tourism in general is having a tough year,” he said, and visitation is comsomething bigger and community-wide again. ing more and more from the local community. “Over the time that I’ve been working at the park, a bunch of One other change which will take place next year is the position Gedling people have mentioned they really wish Caledonia Days would come back,” he said. “I figured if we didn’t take the name back, now occupies has been reduced by 25 per cent. While Gedling is still in the position, he will be changing to a new position in November, as the Jasper nothing would ever happen with it.” So, because they were changing some programs they decided Field Unit Partnering and Engagement Officer, a position out of Jasper Nato try something to both increase community involvement on the tional Park. While Gedling will remain in Fort St. James for the immediate future, and August long weekend and to give it some historical significance. Gedling sees it as a great opportunity to create some tourism in will work out of the local park until more is confirmed about other positions changing within Parks Canada, he will eventually relocate to Jasper, where the the community. There will be Heritage Day activities, a bannock cook-off, and a position is actually allocated. While Gedling and some other interpreters which locals have come to know Salmon cook-off over the course of the weekend, bringing together may not be at the park next year, he is still optimistic about next year’s season some smaller special events the park has offered in the past. Overall, this year, Gedling said while school program visitors in Fort St. James, and he is hopeful locals will continue to purchase annual passes and come back again and again in even bigger numbers. were down, free admission days and annual passes were up.


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Courier Mayor heads to UBCM Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier Mayor Rob MacDougall and some of the councillors will be heading down to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention. As this story hits the stands, meetings will be taking place with ministers and opposition critics in Victoria, B.C., this year’s convention theme is “In conversation” and is all about communication. Mayor MacDougall gave some insight into what he will be communicating to other levels of government at this year’s convention, and who he will be communicating with. He will be participating in a Small Communities Forum, for leaders of communities of less than 5,000 people in order to share ideas on facing the challenges of small municipalities. “I think we have a lot of commonalities,” said MacDougall. There will be meetings with the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Bill Bennett to discuss the community’s ongoing work to build a community centre. The ongoing quest for a community centre has been going on for a number of years and some grant money is due to expire in the spring of 2013, which MacDougall well be asking for an extension on. A meeting with the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Mary Polack, with conversations around the North Road and improvements to help make the highway through town safer. Specifically, ICBC and Ministry of Transportation staff have suggested a few key points which in-

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clude a left turn lane at Stone’s Bay come tomorrow’s problem.” Road from Highway 27, a reducHe is also planning to advocate tion of speed through Cottonwood for the local College of New CalePark area, a pedestrian crossing at donia trades facility to help trainMount Milligan homes Birch Street across Stuart Drive/ ing locals for the jobs coming up incentives for potential employees Highway 27, some improved sig- in the area and for changes to the nage and curb extensions in spots lease on the local courthouse buildRuth Lloyd has taken the compa- to help out with housas well. ing which could allow for a local Caledonia Courier ny up on the offer. ing needs in the comA meeting with the Minister museum. The employee is munity, Fraser said of Health Margaret MacDiarmid There will be meetings with T o w n h o u s e s believed to be moving the decision is at this will include the community’s ef- some opposition critics as well but owned by Mount Mil- in next month, but so point to use them for forts at physician recruitment and those meetings had not yet been filigan on Stuart Drive far is the first person continued recruitretention and some suggestions of nalized last week. remain vacant, but at in the fourplexes. ment efforts. what the mayor believes could help MacDougall was looking forleast one is spoken The homes are “We’ve still got communities in their efforts. ward to getting back to UBCM for. only offered to Mount 200 permanent poHe said increasing the number after being away for three years According to Joc- Milligan employees, sitions to fill and of spaces for physician training during Mayor Harwood’s time in elyn Fraser, director but Fraser said em- we think that those as well as heaping foreign-trained the position. of corporate respon- ployees who already townhouses are in a physicians become certified to “It’s always good to get together sibility for Thomp- live in the community beautiful location and practice here in Canada. and reminisce and see what’s transson Creek Metals, who were interested they’re very nice, we The Minister of Energy, Mines pired over the past three years,” said the 12 homes were could also be consid- do see them as offerand Natural Gas Rich Coleman MacDougall. “We’re not just going constructed in their ered. ing quite a strong incan expect to discuss the proposed to complain or anything, with the scenic location across It had been pro- centive for people to amendments to the Mount Mil- transportation we’re going to thank from Cottonwood posed by community live within the comligan environmental assessment them for the effort they’ve made so Park “to support our members working on munity,” said Fraser. certificate. far with the passing lane.” efforts to recruit peo- physician recruitment “We’re certainly senMacDougall said he is going to He also expressed his desire to ple who want to live for one of the homes sitive to the interest of ask the province to carefully con- recognize the efforts of MLA John in the local commu- to be used by physi- the community to get sider the concerns when approving Rustad, who will be accompanying nity.” cians. a doctor, that’s key, amendments. them to their meetings. The townhouses While there has and … maybe there’s A meeting with Minister of Jobs “He’s been vital to the improveare ready for occu- been some discus- some other ways that Pat Bell will touch on the mid term ments that we’ve seen in our compancy, and at least sion internally about we can support that timber supply, which MacDougall. munity,” said MacDougall. one new employee opening up the homes effort.” “ We ’r e just going to have to make sure that there’s wood made available for our local mills so they don’t rob Peter to pay Paul,” said Initiative Advertising: This notice is published pursuant to section 4 of the Recall and MacDougall. Individuals or organizations who sponsor initiative advertising, Initiative Act. He doesn’t other than the proponent and registered opponents, must register want to see Approval in principle has been granted on an application for with the Chief Electoral Officer before they conduct or publish “today’s soan initiative petition. The petition will be issued to proponent initiative advertising. Registration applications are available from lution beDana Larsen on Monday, November 19, 2012 and signature Elections BC.



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Tragedy in Cottonwood Park Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier The family of Terry Roberts is mourning his death after the 37-yearold was found dead in Cottonwood Park on Thursday. RCMP responded to a call to the park late Thursday morning, and after obtaining access to the washrooms, found Roberts deceased inside. RCMP believe Roberts had been there overnight. RCMP said the suspected cause of death is asphyxiation, and Rob-

erts’ sister Donna Roberts said her brother had committed suicide. Donna Roberts also said she had called RCMP to look for her brother because he had signed himself out of the Vanderhoof Hospital a few days before and she was concerned about him because he suffered from epileptic seizures and needed medication for the condition. Terry Roberts, a resident of Fort St. James, had three daughters currently in foster care and was separated from his wife Beatrice Ann Roberts. Roberts was a member of the Tl’azt’en Nation.

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Nak’azdli greenhouse plans first steps Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier Nak’azdli Band has received final confirmation of a $200,000 grant towards a major greenhouse project. The grant would go towards building a sizeable heated greenhouse to extend the growing season and supply Sana’aih Market with fresh, local produce for part of the year. The money, from Agriculture Agrifood Canada, is part of a federal government strategic partnership initiative. The band applied in July of 2011 and was then invited to submit a full proposal in September of 2011, which they then did. The band then received a formal confirmation letter and can finally

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Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier It is hard not to wonder sometimes, why in this day of “equal opportunity” so many women cannot enjoy the simple freedom of personal safety. Recently, when I saw the release by the RCMP of the open case of young Bonnie Joseph, still missing five years after her disappearance, I cried. Bonnie Joseph shares the first name of a beloved cousin, Bonnie Louie who died at 18 years old, five years ago next month. While the two incidents are not related and not similar in so many ways, they are similar in that they are both young, independent First Nations women who their families miss dearly and who made regrettable choices. It was also the second missing young woman from the Fort I have had the misfortune of reporting on in only two weeks time. Stephanie Gagnon, a young woman just graduated from Fort St. James Junior Secondary School had also been reported missing last month, but was luckily found safe. Many have not been so lucky. Madison Scott still remains missing, with so many questions about her disappearance from Hogsback Lake. Young Loren Leslie, killed and dumped on a back road. These tragedies are so unnecessary and yet for such small communities, shockingly common. While the fate of Bonnie Joseph is still unknown, I could not help but imagine she may have gotten into a vehicle with the wrong person, not a far-fetched notion along the Highway of Tears. Why can we not protect our young women?

While I imagine most people would think women who hitchhike alone are fools for what they do or the choices they may have made, I don’t. Instead, while I lament their choices, I also am saddened by the fact we blame their choices, which, while easier to control, are not the root of the problem. We have all made poor choices at some point, and while they may not have seemed as risky as hitchhiking alone, they had risks. Some of us were just luckier than others. In a world where we work towards equal opportunity employment and equality in education and pay, we still have men who prey on women, and the problem is not the women. When we can send out our daughters alone as fearlessly as we send out our sons on their own, then perhaps we can say choices are what made the difference. We may not like how some women dress, speak or get from point A to point B, but in no way does this somehow make it understandable they are preyed upon. These women are daughters, sisters and mothers. They are people, and they must be treated as such. It is hard for me to understand the apathy in society to such things. Maybe with stars like Eminem singing about killing the mother of his child, it is not surprising. Society seems to value Eminem and others like him more than we do our mothers, sisters and daughters, and maybe when as a society we can come together to say this is wrong, maybe then can we have hope for those young women.

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Editor On the May long weekend of this year, Greening Up the Fort’s Integris Recycling Centre burnt to the ground. The society directors have been hard at work. It is our intention to be up and running in a new building by year end. At this time the directors have many people to thank for support and inspiration during this challenging time. So many of you supported GUF during this very difficult time. We cannot thank each of you personally. Our partners have been supportive and renewed their commitment to GUF and recycling, demonstrating a belief that we can create a more sustainable community. Thank you to our employees who created the success of the program in the start up weeks dealing with the many challenges we encountered. They were as devastated as the directors when they learned of the fire. And we particularly want to thank the people of Fort St. James who have been committed to recycling their paper and cardboard at a phenomenal

rate. You have proven to GUF that we all want a more sustainable world. You came out to our open house after the fire offering support and ideas, and many of you have purchased a GUF membership, and made donations . We are becoming excited that we will soon be up and running again because we know you hate seeing all that fibre heading to the landfill. Like any unexpected event this fire has affected us financially. We appreciate the donations made through the district office and the purchasing of memberships to help with this impact. As you have proven so many times Fort St. James is a wonderful place to live. Together we can create a Phoenix once again rising out of the ashes. Marilyn Gammon Lynne George Kat Slorstad Berit Christensen Kandace Kerr Pat Kuharchuk Louise Evans-Salt GUF Board of Directors

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GUF works towards rebuild Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier The Greening Up Fort St. James Society (GUF) continues to work on plans to rebuild their recycling centre, intending to be back up and running by the end of this year. While there are still some factors to work out, the society is currently looking at revised quotes from contractors to integrate some modifications to the previous structure to help make it more fireresistant. GUF Recycling Coordinator Jana Gainor surveys the wreckage left of The society believes the recycling centre after a suspected arson fire destroyed the facility. Ruth Lloyd/Caledonia Courier they will be able to afhaul GUF’s fi bre once their facilfi refi ghters and no one was ford to rebuild with some hurt in the incident, with the fireproofing upgrades to the struc- ity is in operation again. The group is also hoping to RCMP also at the scene workture, however final numbers are strengthen their relationship with ing on confirming there was still being figured out. With contractor details to work Mount Milligan Mine as it moves nobody inside. “(Firefighters) do this danout and final costs, the society is towards operation, because the also working on the logistics of mine will be producing a lot of gerous work as volunteers and we are so fortunate to have getting their operations back up fibre. Jana Gainor, recycling coordi- such dedicated people in our and running. The insurance will also allow nator for GUF, said the mine has midst,” said Louise EvansGUF to be collecting fibre as soon worked hard at separating their Salt, GUF board member. Since then, the society as construction begins, with bins waste and GUF wants to help supmembers have been working on site and fibre being shipped port their efforts. The new recycling centre was hard towards a rebuild of the back and forth to P.G., similar to what the society was doIng before burned down on May long week- facility, and soliciting memthe Integris recycling centre was end of this year in a dramatic late- berships and other funding to night fire which local firefighters help with the financial loss. built. However negotiations with The group hopes to work with fought into the early morning. The society said it was grate- insurance adjustors and getcontractors and is looking at businesses hauling goods to Fort St. ful the fire was kept from damag- ting quotes as well as decidJames for proposals to then back- ing neighbouring buildings by the ing on possible modifications

to help prevent a recurrence of the tragic fire have taken a significant amount of time. Even cleaning up the site after the fire was a big job, which BAM BAM trucking helped out with by volunteering both machine and employee time for, however more work was also done by the mu-

nicipality and others to get the site completely cleared of debris and the metal remains of the machinery burned up in the fire. While video evidence from a neighbouring business of the suspected arson was obtained by RCMP, no charges were ever laid in the case.

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Public safety versus the public eye Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier The Fort St. James RCMP are again struggling with a shorthanded detachment, with increasing calls from the public regarding downtown. A recent discussion by mayor and council saw a strong desire from both Councillor Gingrich and Mayor MacDougall for more enforcement and calls from the public to deal with the problems of drinking in public and other offences (Sept. 12 issue of The Caledonia Courier, page 6) Staff Sergeant Paul Thalhofer is concerned already stretched resources - which he would like to see working on more serious offences such as domestic violence, drug trafficking or proactive programs such as school talks - are continually being directed at dealing with minor problems around loitering in the downtown area. “We saw a real spike in our complaints by business owners (after the cold beer and


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wine relocated),” said Coworkers at the post office entered a team and collected pledges for their participation, pushing up this year’s fundraising amount substantially. L-R: Mary Reidlinger,Terri Gramm,Gail Hill, Debra Marquardt, and Stephanie Thalhofer. He was concerned Vinnedge. This year’s Terry Fox Run in Fort St. James was about the sunniest one organizer Kim Henderson with the lack of con- has seen. “The weather was beautiful,” said Henderson. “Lots of smiles as people came in.” There were approxisultation with RCMP mately 80 participants running, walking and biking the route, raising over $3,000 towards cancer research.One regarding the change group of five women who work together at the local post office made up a team and together their group raised Photo courtesy of Stephanie Vinnedge in location for the over $1,000. “It was a good year,” said Henderson. store. The detachment to eliminate the problem, acis down about 30 per cent in cording to Thalhofer. personnel due to a number of “I don’t think enforcement factors including injuries and is necessarily the answer,” he awaiting officers who have said. been reassigned to the Fort to He would like to see the sell their homes and relocate. district work with the RCMP The calls to deal with to find some solutions. drinking in public or other miWhile the problems now nor offences downtown since seen in the downtown have Respect has been the cornerstone of heavy equipment operation, pipefitting, the liquor store relocated has been going on for a number of our relationships with Aboriginal welding, and construction craft “been increasingly taking our of years, it was not as much in groups across Canada. That’s respect labouring. We’ve also co-ordinated the resources,” he said. the public eye as it is now, but on their terms, not ours. And that first of many “workforce connections” Priorities he said the com- they were always there and means having an understanding of, and workshops, bringing together sensitivity to, the values and the issues representatives of Northern Gateway munity identified to him ear- will continue to be. that are important to them. equity First Nations and companies with lier in the year such as drug “I’d rather see our resources labour-force needs for some meaningful When we started talking to Aboriginal houses and school talks are used on something that would employment discussion. communities about the Northern Gateway falling by the wayside as of- have a bigger impact on public Project, they told us, unequivocally, We’ve heard, loud and clear, from ficers spend their time down- safety,” he said. that they wanted meaningful, long-term Aboriginal communities that they town. involvement in the labour force. That’s don’t want to be bypassed anymore by The probwhy we established a $1.5-million economic opportunities created within, lem is, arrestGateway Education and Training Fund — near, or around them — and we’re ing people in and it’s not dependent, in any way, upon doing something about it. The Gateway Northern Gateway regulatory approval. Education and Training Fund shows the downtown our commitment to community and is not going This fund supports training initiatives

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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

It’s more than a pipeline.

It’s a path to our future. ©2012 Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc.


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Courier Celebrate culture Launched in September 2010, Culture Days ( is a free annual event designed to invite the public to celebrate and explore arts and culture in communities in every province and territory in Canada. The 2012 Culture Days weekend will take place in every province, simultaneously on September 28, 29 and 30 and is expected to see hundreds of communities of all sizes take part from coast to coast to coast. The second annual Canada-wide Culture Days celebration was held in September 2011 over three days in more than 800 Canadian cities and towns, with some 6,000 free activities offered to the public. Individual artists, diverse cultural groups, organizations, municipalities, and festivals old and new come together under one banner each year to catalyze and inspire greater participation in arts and culture by featuring free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to the behind-the-scenes world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators and designers in their home community during Culture Days. Culture Days represents the largest-ever voluntary collective public participation campaign undertaken by the arts and cultural community in Canada. Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary this year, Québec’s annual Journées de la culture event inspired the initiation of Culture Days and Alberta Arts Days (formerly Alberta Culture Days), established in 2008, helped to spur on the national movement. Both provincial events take place concurrently with Culture Days.

How the movement works There is an open call for all individual artists, groups, municipalities and arts and cultural organizations of all types and disciplines to join the movement and offer free participatory and interactive arts and cultural activities during Culture Days. Everyone is encouraged to join the movement: whether you are a professional or amateur cultural creator (i.e. artist, artisan, educator, animator, historian, curator, architect, designer, etc.), group, venue or organization, including culturally diverse, Aboriginal, urban and rural communities, there is a role to play! Anything is possible during Culture Days – anything that brings creators and the public closer together. Examples of activities include a museum opening its restoration workshop to the public, a local theatre group inviting visitors to a dress rehearsal, an architect and a historian organizing a guided tour of a neighbourhood, or choreographers offering a dance class. Through exchange and dialogue, artists and

Correction In the Sept. 12 issue of The Courier, it was incorrectly reported that “Both the District of Fort St. James and NDIT have already agreed to again match donations to the same limits next year.” While council passed a resolution which would allow for the release of $50,000 a further $25,000 in funding from Northern Development Initiative Trust (NDIT) for 2013, NDIT will still have to meet and agree to the same matching funds for next year. As well, mayor and council agreed to consider another $10,000 in matching funding for the Community Foundation when they begin budget deliberations for the 2013 fiscal year. While Mayor MacDougall did say he did not foresee an issue with providing the matching funding once again, the 2013 budget discussions will have to take place before the matching funding is official.

creators have a unique opportunity to engage Canadians of all ages in their practice, while citizens delve into participatory experiences exploring their own creativity and curiosity.

The Evolution of Culture Days Inspired by the success and impact of Quebec’s Journées de la culture event, celebrating its 16th anniversary this year, leaders of Canada’s largest arts organizations (as participants in the Canadian Arts Summit) commissioned a feasibility study in 2007 to assess the viability and appropriateness of launching an annual national celebration of arts and culture. The study examined the annual three-day Journées de la culture event produced by Culture pour tous as an original, dynamic, internationally-recognized Canadian model for raising public participation and engagement in arts and culture in communities all across Québec. One year later, The Canadian Arts Summit voted and agreed unanimously to initiate a strategic collaboration with Culture pour tous to facilitate a similar national event. The Banff Centre, which now serves the role of national secretariat assuming all relevant fiduciary responsibilities, also supported the program from its early beginnings along with Canada Council for the Arts. As a grassroots, citizen-focused project, Culture Days responds directly to issues addressed by the Coalition for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, of which Canada is a founding member. The Coalition points clearly to the importance of engaging citizens of the signatory countries of the associated United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) convention. After two years, Culture Days continues to build on enthusiastic interest, commitment, and collaboration from a rapidly growing network of artists and organizations, municipalities and private and public sector leaders across the country.


SUNDAY SCHOOL..........10:30 am - 12 Noon MORNING WORSHIP ....10:30 am - 12 Noon Church Office 996-7261

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SUNDAY LITURGY: Saturday 7:30 pm & Sunday 10:30 am DAILY MASS: Monday - Friday 9:00 am PASTORAL TEAM: FATHER FRANK SALMON 250-996-8343 SR. JANE DWYER, SR. PAT MACAULAY, SR. DIVINA PEDRO



Early Deadlines Due to Thanksgiving Day Holiday (Monday, October 8th, 2012) Please note the following changes to deadlines. October 10th issue Deadline Thursday, October 4th - 5pm. OFFICE HOURS CLOSED Monday, October 8th, 2012

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. ***

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It is with great sadness thatt we announce the death of Mike Goodall in Fort St. James on September 15, 2012 surrounded by loving family and friends. Mike is survived by his wife Judy, son Erik in Canada; brother Robert (Irene), sister Sharon, nephews, army pal John, saddlemaker/mentor Geoffrey in the U.K.; brother-in-law Roger, nephews and nieces in Australia. Predeceased by his parents in the U.K. and younger sister Pauline in Australia. He will be very greatly missed by his family and many friends and also his saddle-making and leatherwork friends through his website at He was a former British Paratrooper who served in Oman, United Arab Emirates, Cyprus and Kenya; Australian Stockman on cattle stations; official saddle-maker to the Mounted Forces Association of Canada and a serving member of the Canadian Rangers in Vanderhoof. Memorial service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort St. James on Saturday, September 29 at 1.00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the B.C. Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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CASUAL BUS DRIVERS School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) is looking for individuals interested in casual work in the Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Fraser Lake and Burns Lake areas.

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SENIORS’ DELIVERY PROGRAM COORDINATOR The District of Fort St. James invites applications for the position of a Seniors’ Delivery Program Coordinator. The Coordinator, under supervision of the Economic Development Of¿cer, will establish a small community advisory panel which will plan, promote and operate a Seniors’ Delivery Service. No experience is necessary, however good communications skills and experience working with seniors are an asset. Training can be provided. Applications from Seniors are encouraged. Wage: $20/hour, up to 40 hours/month Anticipated start date; October 15, 2012 End date: February 28, 2013 Interested individuals are requested to forward their resumes and cover letter by October 5, 2012, 4:30 p.m. By Mail:

Emily Colombo Economic Development Of¿cer PO Box 640 Fort St. James, BC V0J 1P0

By Fax: By Email:

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Ann Lovin (Brusatore) Ann Lovin passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends. She is survived by her loving and dedicated husband Cedric Wildeman, sister Sharon (Dale), Uncle Charles, children Tony (Deborah), Trish (John), Sherry (Mark), Gerry (Donna), Tracey (Jacob), Rachael (Alan), Ester (Alan), Zachary, nieces Diane, Lynne, Katie (Andrew), Genine (Todd), nephews Norman (Gwen), Allen (Jennifer), 15 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 2 great nieces and 5 great nephews. The legacy is long. Ann was a loyal woman with a positive outlook for life, incredibly kind, generous, caring and non-judgemental with a powerful thirst for knowledge. She had a knack for creating unique connections and inspiring others. An was an example of how to enjoy every moment. She will be greatly missed by all. Thank you to Dr. Preston and Dr. Neary for their kind and dedicated service and to the staff at UHNBC. The family is so grateful to the exceptional staff and volunteers at the Rotary Hospice House. A celebration of life will be held on October 7th, 2012 at the Coast Inn of the North from 2pm till 4pm with formal presentations starting at 2:45pm. In lieu of Áowers donations to the Rotary Hospice House will be graciously received or a charity of your choice.

QUALIFICATIONS: ● completion of Grade 12 (Dogwood Certi¿cate) ● valid Class II Driver’s License with Air Endorsement ● understanding of the BC Motor Vehicle Act and Regulations ● courses and training in defensive driving or a combination of training and experience ● an exemplary driving record as demonstrated by a current driver’s abstract ● excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience/rapport with students in Grades K to 12 ● physical capability to perform the job duties School District No. 91 will assist a successful applicant in acquiring their class 2 license if all other requirements have been met. The starting wage is $23.52 per hour as per the current CUPE Collective Agreement. Resumés must be accompanied by a completed application form which is available on the website at or from the School District Administration Of¿ce in Vanderhoof or from any district school. A complete job description is available upon request or online at Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm, Friday, October 12, 2012. Please forward resumes to: Human Resources School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) P.O. Box 129 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 Fax: (250) 567-4639 Email: School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) would like to thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

GRANT WRITER The District of Fort St. James invites applications for the position of Grant Writer. The Grant Writer, under supervision of the Economic Development Of¿cer, will explore, research and prepare funding applications for projects bene¿cial to the District and the community of Fort St. James. No experience is necessary, however good communications skills are an asset. Training can be provided. Wage: $16/hour, up to 60 hours/month Anticipated start date; October 15, 2012 End date: December 30, 2012 (with potential for renewal) Interested individuals are requested to forward their resumes and at least one writing sample by October 5, 2012, 4:30 p.m. By Mail:

Emily Colombo Economic Development Of¿cer PO Box 640 Fort St. James, BC V0J 1P0

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NAK’AZDLI BAND COUNCIL Nak’azdli Child Care Centre Daycare Manager EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Position Purpose: Manage the day-to-day operations of the Daycare Building, Assess, develop, and implement program changes as needed. Promote Centre, Develop policy, Supervise staff, implement fees and Apply for program funding. The Manager will oversee the Daycare Assistants and work with him\her to ensure that the Centre meets the mandate of the Nak’azdli Band to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the children of the Nak’azdli Band and the Fort St. James area. Reports to: Education Administrator Job Results and Responsibilities: The Day Care manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Daycare and within the building as a whole. Maintain Licensing requirements for Centre. Supervisory role: Ensure that all employees, subs, short-term workers and volunteers have a current criminal record checks on-site, maintain a list of subs and short-term licensed workers. Financial Obligations: Keep current and accurate financial records to track parent fee statements, staff hours and payroll. Entry Level Requirements: Current ECE Certificate or higher, 5 years relevant experience and a successful track record in proposal writing. Proven management experience. Working Conditions: 35 hours per week Performance Evaluation: 3 month probationary at time of hiring and annual review.

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Lakes District Maintenance Ltd. is looking for Auxiliary / Seasonal Snow Plow Drivers

Please drop or mail resumes to Band Office for Maureen P.O. Box 1329 Fort St. James BC V0J 1P0 Fax 250.996.8010 Or email to NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE ACCEPTED

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for November 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013 Positions available in Burns Lake, Grassy Plains, Bob Quinn Lake, Tatogga, Telegraph Creek and Jade City. Min. of Class 3 BC Drivers Licence with air endorsement or recognized equivalent required. Wages and allowances per collective agreement.

Initial volumes to cover 4 to 6 months; longer terms available. Ideal opportunity for experienced loggers with a track record of production efficiencies i.e. production per day, on-grade output. Competitive rate package plus bonus offered.

Apply with resume and references in person to: Burns Lake or Dease Lake Offices, or to or fax to 250-692-3930


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HILLCREST apts. Lg. 1 & 2bdrm suites. Very clean and quite. Adult orientated. 250996-8151

COLLEGE OF NEW CALEDONIA TEMPORARY ARENA ATTENDANT The College of New Caledonia is looking to fill the following positions:

PROGRAM COORDINATOR – JOB OPTIONS Fraser Lake Campus Reporting to the Regional Director or their designate, this position will provide the program coordination for the Job Options program. Assisting in the acquisition and assessing the organization and maintenance of the program and course resources, supplies, materials and equipment.

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC INSTRUCTOR – FOUNDATION LEVEL Vanderhoof Campus The Nechako - Vanderhoof campus is looking for a sessional instructor to teach in the Foundation Level Heavy Duty Commercial Transport Mechanic program. To find out more information about these and other opportunities, and directions on how to apply, please check our website at: Join us. We offer a supportive workplace, great benefits, and competitive salaries. And we have opportunities to grow, both within our college, and within our communities. CNC - A COMMUNITY FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING THAT CARES, SERVES, AND LEADS 3330 - 22ND AVENUE, PRINCE GEORGE, BC V2N 1P8 TEL (250) 562-2131 EXT. 5466 FAX (250) 561-5864 EMAIL: RESUMES@CNC.BC.CA

The Arena Attendant is responsible for the operation of the arena facility during the arena season, and will also function in other capacities as required during other times. The employee will report to the Arena Manager and/or the Public Works Superintendent. Duties include operation of the Zamboni for ice maintenance and cleaning, monitoring of the ice plant, janitorial duties of the entire facility, and other duties as assigned. From October to March, must be willing to work Saturday to Wednesday, straight night shift (start at 3:00 pm). From April to August, regular public works department hours. Pay and benefits in accordance with the current Outside Workers Agreement. Skills and Requirements: • • • • • • • •

Ice Facility Operator certificate Grade 12 completion Experience in ice making, ice maintenance and ammonia refrigeration systems. Janitorial experience Verbal and written communication skills Minor preventive maintenance of recreation facilities and equipment. Possess a valid BC class 5 driver’s license with current abstract Excellent interpersonal skills.

Interested individuals please forward their resumes in confidence by 4:00 p.m. September 28, 2012 to: By Mail: Randy Hand, Public Works Superintendent District of Fort St. James PO Box 640 Fort St. James, BC V0J 1P0 By Fax: (250) 996-7163 By Email: Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

“OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS” FAMILY home/RETIREMENT retreat.. 2959 Victoria St, Vanderhoof BC A depressed housing market causes this investment opportunity for you! You will find the custom renovated, finely detailed home, PERFECT to suit while truly harbouring it’s own aura of peace and tranquility. Google access code # 173082 for photos and pertinent information. Stop by any time, and call John & Barb 250-567-5666, or knock at our home, next door, 2973 Waterview Ave. and browse thru. Selling far below the assessed and appraised value. Buy for $278,500. And enjoy increase of 20-25% as the market firms. Open to options… lease/ purchase agreement? We can carry ?

Modular Homes

Modular Homes


WE DO IT ALL FOR YOU! • Site Preparation • Delivery • Foundations & Pilings • Set-Up and More Contact us today! TOLL FREE 1-877-737-4278

1-250-962-1733 3157 Bellamy Place Prince George, BC

Caledonia Courier Wednesday, September 26, 2012



Apt/Condo for Rent


Lakeview Apartments 752 Stuart Dr. W. Fort St. James. 2bdrm apt. Newly renovated. Quiet, clean building. Adult oriented. no pets R.R. Avail. now 250-996-4073 or 250-996-7598

BIG SKY Montana 2008, 38.8’ immaculate, 4 slides all the extras, electric awning FP Vacuflo, Dbl fridge 3 way microwave, King bed, new tires Sacrifice $44,000. OBO (250)836-4902 A11

Homes for Rent House For Rent 4 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, 2 car garage, fenced backyard, backs onto green space, nice neighbourhood.$1200/month. References are a must. Call evenings 250-996-0067, cell 250-9614471. House for Rent avail. Nov 1/12. 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath 1700 sqft log home on 5 acres on Sowchea Bay Rd. $1200.00 plus utilities Professionals Preferred Call 250 613-2667


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

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 2012- #6 School District No.91 (Nechako Lakes) invites proposals for the Driveway, Parking Lot and Sidewalk Sanding and Snow Removal Contracts for the winter season of 201213, for the following communities: Burns Lake and Area Fort Fraser Fort St. James Fraser Lake Vanderhoof and Area Snow Removal Proposal Specifications and site information are posted on our Website: or packages may be picked up at the Vanderhoof or Burns Lake Maintenance Facilities. Viewing of the site(s) prior to submission of proposals, along with the Maintenance Area Coordinator, is mandatory. Proposals must specify a lump sum for each site and service. The successful contractor will be responsible to contact WorkSafeBC to determine their coverage eligibility and have the appropriate insurance and licenses. Each site will be awarded separately. Please return proposals, clearly marked “Sanding, Snow Removal and Site# to: Tim Bancroft, Manager of Facilities School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) Box 129, 153 East Connaught Street Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 Fax: (250) 567-3992 Closing date for proposals is 12:00 noon. Tuesday, October 2, 2012. The lowest proposal may not necessarily be accepted.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Caledonia Courier

Take our short survey and you could win! At the Caledonia Courier we always put our readers first. We’d like to know you better so we can keep you informed and connected.

* 1. How do you generally read your local paper?

*7. Do you...? Frequently

Occasionally Never Research online prior to store purchase?  Make online purchases?  Use your smart phone for shopping? 

 The printed newspaper  Online on my computer or laptop  On my tablet  On my smartphone

Female 18-24 ............ 25-34 ............ 35-44 ............ 45-54 ............ 55-65 ............ 65+ Male.....18-24 ............ 25-34 ............ 25-34 ............ 25-34 ............ 25-34



4 or more           



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


 Safeway  Save-on-Foods  Sears  Shoppers Drug Mart  Sport Chek or Sport Mart  Staples  Starbucks  T&T Supermarket  The Bay  The Brick  The Source  Tim Hortons  Walmart  Winners  XS Cargo

* 6. What most influences your decision when choosing a grocery store? Loyalty to the chain Closest to home Best deals/offers/coupons Rewards or credit card program

Next 3 months    

Next 6 months    

Next year    

 Your first home purchase?  Upsize?  Downsize?

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


No plans to travel       

Previously owned    

* 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? Never              

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

Newly built    

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

 Economy  Midrange  Luxury  Hybrid

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

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  Jysk  Kin’s Farm Market  London Drugs  Lululemon  M&M Meats  Mark’s Work Wearhouse  Marketplace IGA  Nesters  Overwaitea  Pharmasave  PriceSmart  Real Canadian Superstore  Reitmans  Rexall  Rona


* 11. What type of vehicle are you considering and when do you plan to purchase? Car Minivan Pickup truck SUV



* 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)

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



Frequently Occasionally Never Compromise on quality to save money?   Forego a brand name to save money?   Wait for the item to go on sale?  

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

 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

* 16. Will this be..?   

*8. Do you ever...?

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

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

One winner will receive a $500 prize.

* 17. What type of real estate are you looking at?

* 2. How many people in your household (including yourself) read the paper? 1           

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 26, 2012  
Caledonia Courier, September 26, 2012  

September 26, 2012 edition of the Caledonia Courier