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Union of B.C. Municipalities wants pot not pipelines. p7

Morrison Mine project denied so far Lake Babine Nation thanks province for its diligence on project WALTER STRONG Granisle will likely not see any prosperity from the planned Morrison mine project. Pacific Booker Minerals’ (PBM) application for an environmental assessment certificate was denied on Oct. 1 by the B.C. Ministry of Environment. The proposed project was to be located at Morrison Lake, 65 kilometres north of Smithers at the headwaters of the Skeena River. In an Oct. 2, 2012 press release from the

Lake Babine Nation, Morrison Lake is described as an important spawning ground for Sockeye Salmon. Juvenile sockeye spend two years in the lake before migrating into Babine Lake and beyond. “Sockeye salmon is a renewable resource at the hart of our culture and communities,” said Chief Adam. “Threatening our salmon threatens us as a people.” The Babine Lake salmon fishery is coming off of two years of strong development and is an important source of employment

and income for Lake Babine Nation. “We can’t risk trading a renewable, sustainable fishery for a non-renewable mine that will leave a legacy of contaminants and toxins in our territory,” said Chief Adam. As reported by the Lakes District News on April 14, 2010 the project would have cumulatively created 1,117 jobs in each year of the three year construction phase, with an estimated $79 million increase to household income in the area over the three year construction phase.

The Lake Babine Nation has had serious concerns regarding the mine development application since it was proposed in 2003. However, as late as Aug. 29, 2011 LBN believed that these issues could have been resolved, but a proposal to line a tailings pond with a membrane ultimately failed to satisfy their concerns. In 2010, the Village of Granisle had filed a submission in support of the project. The village had been looking forward to a possible More on page 2...

SHALLOM JOHNSON BRINGS HER CREATIVE TOUCH TO BURNS LAKE Splashes of colour are brightening up downtown Burns Lake as we move into the grey days of fall and winter. See more on page 2.

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Morrison project may re-apply Mcguire believe that it is unlikely to differ in its assessment. A c cording to documents submitted to the B.C. Assessment Agency, the federal agency has also expressed concern regarding the proposed

influx of economic activity and the return of services to the town which has seen its population shrink from a high in 1979 of almost 2,000 people to its current population of just over 300 people (according to 2011 census data). The project is also being considered by the federal environmental assessment agency. Although the federal agency acts independently of the provincial agency, both Chief Adam and Granisle Mayor Linda

ARTIST PAINTS THE TOWN Shallom Johnson, formerly of Burns Lake, and her partner Andrzej Urbanski are in town for part of the week to paint a wall mural above and behind the Evergreen Mall. “I’ve been wanting to paint a wall at home for while,” said Johnson. The mural was commissioned by Jen McPhail. Johnson is coming off a long international stint of solo and collaborative work in Germany, Poland and Switzerland. The past six months were spent in Cape Town, South Africa, where she was the managing director for /Word of Art, a gallery, artist’s residency and studio facility. Her portfolio of work is as large as her commitment to her craft. For an in depth look at her art and international work, go Walter Strong photo to:

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go back to the drawing board,” says Mcguire, “and I’m hoping that’s going to happen with Pacific Booker.” Pacific Booker Minerals were not available for comment at press time.

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CHIEF WILF ADAM ...From page 1

project and it’s environmental impact. The negative environmental assessment does not preclude a new mining proposal. “There are many mining companies that have had the opportunity to

Changing the route to respect BC The Gateway pipeline route has already seen a decade of planning and testing, and thousands of hours of work, to ensure maximum safety and minimal environmental disturbance. And I’m proud to tell you that the work isn’t finished yet. First of all, I want to set the record straight on recent claims that the Gateway pipeline runs through the Great Bear Rain Forest on British Columbia’s coast — they are categorically false. As it happens, our team of engineers has taken great pains to ensure that the proposed pipeline route is almost entirely made up of pre-existing corridors of activity — such as logging roads, forestry roads, cut lines, or other “pre-disturbed” areas — to reduce its footprint as much as possible. Our engineers, and experts familiar with B.C.’s terrain, have also spent years using the most advanced technology available to identify the potential for geohazards — landslides, rock fall, avalanches, seismic issues, and marine clays. As a result, we’ve worked hard to minimize the risk, and ensure the safest pipeline route possible, with extra measures such as deeper pipe burial, tunnels, and special pipe design.

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Our engineering team is constantly refining the Gateway pipeline route. Years ago we started with Route A, and nearly two dozen route amendments later, we’re working on Route V. Many of those changes have come, and others will come, as a result of working with environmental groups, Aboriginal communities, and government agencies. Along the entire length of the pipeline in B.C., we’ll minimize impact to sensitive fish and animal habitat, reclaim the right-of-way for wildlife, and strictly control and manage access. Safety, and respect for the environment, have been our primary considerations in charting the Gateway pipeline route over the past 10 years. And that’s not about to change.

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A view from the top of Uncha mountain over looking a recently harvested area in the Lakes TSA in Burns Lake on Sept. 29, 2012. Critics have panned the announced new volume in the area. ter to Hampton Affiliates was “The main question,” says explained that, “The commitreleased. In it he explained the Simpson, “is how can you ment to Hampton was based on province’s “intentions to man- even make these statements of what is currently known about age the timber supply in the intent when you admit in the available timber supply.” Lakes TSA.” It proposed to same letter that you haven’t The current Annual Allowfind volume where some are completed the timber supply able Cut (AAC) for the Lakes concerned that there is none to review or the silviculture re- TSA was set in July, 2011. be found. view?” That 2011 determination is Bob Simpson, member of Hampton Affiliates is also currently under review, accordlegislative assembly for Cari- concerned with where the ing to Thomas, and there may boo North is perplexed that timber will actually be found. be a decision to reconsider the Thomson’s letter proposed “Our board of directors, while AAC once the current review WALTER STRONG new volume while calling for appreciative of the minister’s is complete. the complete re-inventory of support,” said Hampton CEO During the June, 2012 hearCritics of the province’s plan the Lakes TSA as well as the Steve Zika, “is concerned ings of the special committee to find additional timber supply completion of a type-4 silvi- about how the commitment of on timber supply, Zika and volume in the Lakes Timber culture strategy. “This calls the government will play out Richard Vossen, Babine ForSupply Area (TSA) have been into question the rest of the on the landscape.” est Products woods manager, vocal since the Sept. 17, 2012 statement of intention,” SimpVivian Thomas, commu- presented the results of an inannouncement in Burns Lake. son says. “Without that data, nications manager with the dependent analysis of the lakes On that day, forestry minister all the rest that they’re talking Ministry of Forests, Lands and timber supply to the commitSteve Thomson’s Sept. 11 let- about is moot.” Natural Resource Operations More on page 5...

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“As Chief of the Burns Lake Band I have worked hard over the last two years representing our community locally, regionally and nationally. As Chief, Council, and Staff, we have been able to see the redevelopment of the Rainbow Gas Bar, and continue to work hard on a new Rainbow Hotel project. We’ve also obtained a “Permanent Occupancy Permit” for The Gathering Place. Since then we’ve held two AGM’s and a wedding in the gym, just to name a few. Thank you for your support over the last two years and I would look forward to serving our community again.”

On October 22nd Re-Elect ALBERT GEROW for Chief

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Skills training ‘our mission,’ Dix declares

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Long-term vision required I don’t envy the people whose job it is to research, inventory and assess the state of the province’s forests, wildlife and fisheries. For more than a decade they’ve been asked to do more with less. The province has consistently cut the budget of the people expected to manage B.C.’s most valuable resources. We’ve been cutting dollars from the forest research budget for so long that the new lows seem normal now. Some critics report that the budget for forest research over the past decade has been halved from what it was the decade before. It’s reported that the Association of B.C. Forest Professionals recommend that the annual budget for forest inventory be at $15 million dollars while the current budget for forest inventory is $7.5 million. If you were asked to do the job you’re expected to do with half the resources you need, how well could you do your job? And it isn’t just research that has been hit hard. Reforestation fell to the wayside just as research did, and not because there wasn’t a willingness or a way to get it done, but because the money just wasn’t there. In a budget crunch natural resources usually comes out a loser, unless there’s a short-term (in time for the next election?) big publicity gain to be had. The forest just takes too long to show the results of sustained and effective management. But maybe times are changing. The fertilization program we reported on last week is a step in the right direction. I don’t mean that the science is solid and therefore we should do it, because I’m not qualified to comment on the science. What’s right about it, at the very least, is



the fact that money is hitting the ground in an effort to increase the long term health of the forest. Large scale forest inventories and assessments are also underway and the province seems committed to seeing them through as quickly as possible. Within two years the Lakes District will have complete and comprehensive post-pine beetle inventories and silviculture strategies in place. Any particular action or strategy can be criticized, and it will always feel like whatever happens, can’t happen quickly enough. We always have to be vigilant that money is spent wisely and that effort is weighed against result. But if we step back from the details for a moment and take a broader view, we can see that we’re moving in the right direction. We’re not out of the woods yet, not by a long shot. Does the province, do we, have the political will to follow through on what needs to be done if Burns Lake is to have a new mill and a sustainable timber supply? Hampton believes a new mill is viable, but we need to recall that Hampton never said that it would be without its own challenges or that the Lakes TSA could continue to be managed the way it had been before the mill fire. Can the Lakes District sustain a new mill and continue to supply mills outside the district? This brings us back to the work being done by our professional foresters and ministry workers. We have to turn to them for an answer, and they need two things. Resources to do their work, and the freedom to put the unvarnished truth out whether the truth works for short term political gain or not.

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My column on skills training a couple of weeks ago gave short shrift to the NDP position: tax the banks and hand out grants for women’s studies, sociology and other worthless pursuits, while skilled jobs go begging. That’s a pretty crude caricature, so I sat down with NDP leader Adrian Dix in his legislature office last week to get a better sense of his thinking on the subject. Dix has been devoting a lot of time lately to skills training, in trades particularly. He meets frequently with business people now, and his recent speeches emphasize that every one of them talks about the growing shortage of skilled employees. Dix credits Premier Christy Clark and jobs minister Pat Bell with making some good moves recently, announcing equipment upgrades for vocational programs around the province. He says it’s because the NDP have been “pounding away at them for eight months” about freezing advanced education spending in their March budget. Dix calls that a crucial mistake and predicts the government will reverse it soon. “So I think, if we’re going to have a mission for four years as a government, if we’re elected, this is the mission: to start to address the skills shortage,” he told me. In his speech to the recent municipal convention, and again at an NDP provincial council meeting, Dix zeroed in on B.C.’s apprenticeship system. Since the B.C. Liberals took it from trade unions and set up a Crown corporation called the Industry Training Authority in 2004, the completion rate for apprentices has fallen to 37 per cent, he said. Dix assured me he isn’t proposing to “blow up” the ITA, or hand control back to unions. They will have “a voice,” along with business. Speaking to the NDP executive, Dix referred to Phil Hochstein, president of the non-union Independent Contractors and Businesses’ Association, as the symbol of trades training decline. Not surprisingly, Hochstein has a different take. The 37 per cent figure is misleading, Hochstein said, because under the ITA there are currently 32,000 apprentices in the system, twice as many as when it was union controlled. Many drop out in the first year, and Alberta claims a better completion rate because they don’t start counting until the second year. And when Dix touts Alberta’s “mandatory” trade system, Hochstein said he means returning to a system where all work is restricted to journeymen or registered apprentices of that trade. “What it does is impose union jurisdiction on the training system of the entire construction industry,” Hochstein said. “So multi-skilling, multi-tasking, organizing the work in the most efficient way is blown out of the water, and it’s stuck in the old craft system of training.” The marketplace has spoken on that restrictive system, he said, and unionized construction is down to about five per cent of the market, based on payroll. Hochstein said the NDP talks a great game about getting more young people into trades. But when unions have the upper hand, they will always favour seniority. A quota of two apprentices per journeyman means another one can’t be hired. Dix agreed with me that the public school system has over-emphasized university, to the detriment of not just industrial trades but lab techs, chefs and other skilled workers that are in short supply. As B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair recently noted, tradesmen themselves often don’t encourage their kids, because they’ve been told all their lives that they are “tool monkeys” in a dead-end job. And would NDP student grants be targeted to need? Dix’s answer was a definite maybe.



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Timber supply shortage possible ...From page 3 Zika argued that the Lakes TSA could sustain at least 1 million ACC indefinitely, and he called for the current ACC to be reduced from 2 million to 1 million ACC to preserve the mid-term timber supply. This reduction would mean that current licensees in the area would have their volume adjust downwards or eliminated entirely. “While we requested in our written testimony that other licensees have their volumes moved to other TSA’s closer to their respective sawmills,” says Zika, “the Committee [on timber supply] did not go along with this request.” Instead, the province announced a plan that, according to jobs minister Pat Bell provides timber volume “that we have concluded can flow without taking anything away from other licensees or sawmills in the region. We haven’t reached our AAC’s in any timber supply region in the last five or six years, so we think there’s sufficient volume.” The Sept. 21, 2012 AAC apportionment and commitments report does indicate that the current Lakes AAC of 2 million is not fully allocated to licensees, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the unapportioned volume is

actually there or that it is economically viable. “Everybody I talk to that knows the area [Lakes TSA] says that it just isn’t there,” says Simpson. “At best, post beetle, the maximum timber supply is around 1.2 million cubic metres, which is what was

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given at the timber supply meetings.” Simpson is not alone in questioning aloud the feasibility of the province’s plan. “Where is this timber coming from and is it real?” asked Anthony Britneff, a retired registered professional forester and former provincial forest health officer, who has been vocal in his criticism of the province’s current

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Zika, “but a significant portion of the volume will be higher log cost wood since it will be coming from stands with low density or from farther way.” A June 11, 2012 midterm timber supply report for the Lakes TSA cautioned that, “licens-

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forest management. According to Thomson’s letter, the largest portion of this new volume (380,000 cubic metres) is to be found in ‘low-volume stands’, or, stands of timber that were not previously considered economic. Hampton is also con-

cerned about the viability of harvesting these low-volume stands. “The additional measures noted in minister Thomson’s letter are designed to create additional volume for the Babine sawmill,” says

ees have indicated there may be timber supply shortages in early 2014,” if the economic conditions did not improve to make harvesting ‘deteriorating pine’ viable. This report included a

NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD MEETING for October & November 2012 The dates and locations of the Regular Board Meetings of the Board of Education of School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) for the months of October & November, 2012, are as follows: October 15, 2012 School Board OfÀce, Vanderhoof, BC November 19, 2012 School Board OfÀce, Vanderhoof, BC These meetings will commence at 6:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend. Darlene Turner Secretary-Treasurer


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‘reference’ scenario of maintaining the current 2,000,000 AAC for the next 10 years and then dropping to 500,000 ACC for the next 50 years. The report considered better scenarios, but they were based upon dropping the AAC sooner, as well as including controversial mitigation factors, like loosing management of old growth management areas and reconsider visual quality objectives. Hampton’s independent analysis was more optimistic, but it stipulated reducing the current AAC by half immediately, and withdrawing volume from licensees taking lumber out of the Lakes TSA. According to Hampton, this would keep green wood in the Lakes TSA and protect mid-term timber supply. Currently, the Lakes TSA supplies mills outside of the Lakes District, as well as two small local mills and two pellet plants. According to the record of the timber supply hearings, Hampton Affiliates was looking for something in the area of 700,000 AAC for 15 years to justify the expense of building a new mill to replace the one destroyed in January, 2102.









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Important Notice The Burns Lake Tragedy Fund Society has been encouraged by the positive announcement recently about the Babine Forest Products mill. At this point the board feels that all funds - $270,000 in the account will be dispersed equally to all Babine Forest Products workers by October 3, 2012 and the fund will be shut down. With only approximately 25 percent of the workers applying for funding as of late, we feel the need has grown less. Donations concluded a few months ago and it has been a difficult eight months for the board of volunteers. Hundreds of hours of volunteering have been put into reviewing each application, much more then was ever expected. ROAD WORK UNDERWAY LB Paving Ltd. of Smithers B.C. has begun road work in town. If the weather allows, they expect to be completed this year’s work by Oct. 31. Most of the work will be night shift work, if possible. They will return in May 2012 to begin the downtown portion of their work. The Ministry of Transportation awarded the contract to LB Paving and the design plans include portions of Phase 1 of the Village of Burns Lake Downtown Revitalization plan. Walter Strong photo

The Smithers Rodeo Club would like to take this opportunity to thank LDM Lakes District Maintenance for the use of their building here in Smithers on Tatlow Road for our Rodeo dance on Saturday August 25th. It is an outstanding venue for our dance as it is close to the Fall Fair grounds, this makes it very convenient for many participants. Without LDM’s generosity in allowing us to use their building, our dance would not be as successful.

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Looking a head the board feels that with the construction of the new hospital and the expansion on the arena there may be jobs readily available for some of the unemployed workers. We are also very please to hear that 98 Babine Forest Products workers have found work since the tragedy and can only hope that the remaining employees also find employment. We are very grateful to everyone who made donations to the fund. With approximately $750,000 donated to the fund, only showed that people truly care about the community of Burns Lake. Our community has gone through a very hard time since the tragedy but through it all we have shown that we as a community can endure great misfortune and still forge ahead. We wish every worker good luck in their future endeavors and we hope that you feel the board has served the community appropriately. Sincerely, Burns Lake Tragedy Fund Society board of directors

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Union of B.C. Municipalities wants pot not pipelines Burns Lake mayor opposes UBCM on two resolutions

MAYOR LUKE STRIMBOLD WALTER STRONG The Union of B.C. Municipalities (UBCM) met last week in Victoria to discuss issues at the heart of municipal concerns across the province. The UBCM voted on a number of

resolutions with the most talked about being a resolution in favour of legalizing marijuana and a resolution in opposition to any pipeline work that would lead to an increase in oil tanker traffic along B.C.’s coast. Mayor Luke Strimbold, councillor Quinten Beach and chief administrating officer Sheryl Worthing attended on behalf of the Village of Burns Lake. Strimbold voted against the pro-pot resolution. “I voted against it because I’m not sure we really understand the implications of it,” said Strimbold. “People were standing up there saying, ‘I smoked pot and I turned out fine’, but where do we draw the line? Just because some people speed does that mean we eliminate the speed limit?”

Strimbold doesn’t think that the political climate suggests the legalization of pot anytime soon, but if things were to change he said that, “We want to be the first out the door for the business opportunity.” The UBCM vote on a resolution to oppose pipeline development that would lead to increased tanker traffic in B.C.’s coastal waters was a close one. The delegates voted 51.3 per cent in favour of the resolution while 48.7 were opposed. Strimbold is against the idea of opposing pipeline projects without first considering the science and the economics involved. “We can’t let politics overrule investment and opportunities,” said Strimbold. “There’s a process in place that allows us to look at the science

and have a conversation about it. We need to allow that process to take place.” In casting his vote, Strimbold was concerned that a decision to oppose the pipeline before the completion of the Northern Gateway Hearings would be preemptive. “It becomes a political decision rather than a knowledge based one,” he said. The Village of Burns Lake has taken the official position that it supports the hearing process currently underway, and that it will make its final decision to support or to not support the pipeline once all the evidence is in. Strimbold and Beach found themselves on opposite sides for each vote.

Request for proposals released for new hospital in Burns Lake CONTRIBUTED The release of the request for proposals (RFP) signifies that another important step in the competitive selection process has been achieved. This process is to select a designbuilder to deliver the Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre replacement project. The release of the RFP follows the announcement of the shortlisted teams in August. Three qualified teams were selected from a group of 11 that responded to the Request for Qualifications, which closed on July 19. The three teams selected to move forward to the RFP stage were: Bird DB Construction Inc., PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc., and Stuart Olson Dominion and MCM. "This project has been a priority for local families, and I am excited that we have reached yet another milestone," said Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad on behalf of Health Minister Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid. "The creation of this new facility will not only improve health care for residents but will also benefit fami-

lies through the creation of jobs over the life of the project." The new hospital will house 16 beds, provide acute care and emergency services, diagnostic imaging, a laboratory and pharmacy. Facility space is planned for the delivery of mental health and addictions services, public health, home and community care, and will include administrative and logistical services. "This project will enable NH physicians and clinicians to deliver client-focused, health-care services in a modernized environment that will ultimately improve outcomes for patients," said Michael McMillan, Northern Health's chief operating officer. "Releasing the RFP is an important milestone for this project, as it will help decide the team to design and build the new facility." The current Lakes District Hospital and Health Centre in Burns Lake was built in 1962, and refurbishing was deemed too costly. It is expected to generate approximately 200 direct jobs during the More on page 9...

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OCTOBER 20: Women Building Communities is an initiative sponsored by Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines to bring together women that are passionate about making a difference in their community, held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Burns Lake at 7:00pm, featuring Linda Edgecombe. Linda Edgecombe CSP, HoF is an award winning Celebrity Humorist Speaker and Trainer whose approach is refreshing, engaging and relevant. In this upbeat and interactive session, Linda will explore a variety of aspects of what it means to be a leader today, the realities of our times and how we can unleash our leadership potential, no matter what the challenges are. Be prepared to re-focus, re-energize and re-invent how you see your life and your work! Linda will speak about building change resilience during uncertain times. To learn more about Linda, please view her website: www. Entrance to the event will consist of a $5.00 cash donation to the local Food Bank. Included in your entry will be two drinks and appetizers, extra drinks will be available for purchase for a toonie, all proceeds will go to the local Food Bank. We will also be having draw prizes and a fundraising auction with all the money raised going to the local food banks. If you would like to participate, please bring cash with you to the event.

OCTOBER 24 - New Gold Blackwater Project will be hosting an open house at the Heritage Centre from 6:00 to 9:00pm. The Blackwater Project is New Gold’s newest exploration property. The New Gold representatives will be available to share information and seek feedback about how the Blackwater Project can work with your community as the project enters the enviromental and assessment phase. Food and refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome.


OCTOBER 25 - Trans Canada Pipeline will be having an open house from 3:00 to 9:00pm at the Heritage Centre to talk and answer questions about their new project, everyone is welcome to attend.

The Burns Lake Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to help with organizing a Xmas parade and Light up festival, if you are interested in helping please contact Shelley at 250 692 3773. Many hands make light work. For more information on any of the above events, please call Shelley at 250-692-3773


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Premiers’ pipeline meeting short, not sweet

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B.C. Premier Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Alison Redford in 2011. the project to pass a federal envi- table, and she didn't take that, TOM FLETCHER ronmental review, and for "world “Redford said. Clark said it's not her job to find Premier Christy Clark's meeting leading" spill response on land with Alberta Premier Alison Red- and on water, as well as meeting ways of increasing benefits to B.C. "It is up to whoever is going to ford Monday lasted only 15 min- legal requirements for aboriginal utes, and didn't resolve any of their and treaty rights along the route benefit from this project to come differences about the Enbridge from northern Alberta to Kitimat. forward and advocate for it. In Redford told reporters in Cal- my view, that's her," Clark said. "I heavy oil pipeline proposal. Clark spoke by phone with re- gary after the meeting that she said to her, as it stands right now, porters after what she described as reiterated her position that giving there is absolutely no way that a "frosty and quite short" meeting up any of Alberta's oil royalties is British Columbia will support this with Redford in Calgary. She said "a non-starter." She said she asked proposal." As Clark was preparing for her she reiterated her government's Clark to propose other ways that five conditions for supporting the B.C. could increase benefits, but meeting, B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake told a Kamloops Northern Gateway pipeline, includ- Clark offered no response. "I gave her the opportunity, radio station that benefits for B.C. ing one about B.C. needing a "fair more than once in the meeting, could mean more value-added share" of benefits from the line. The other four conditions are for to say that royalties aren't on the jobs, such as refining the oil.

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Clark vows new construction projects Premier Christy Clark announced $207 million worth of accelerated capital projects, including roadworks, school and hospital improvements in her speech to close the Union of B.C. Municipalities convention Friday. Clark said accelerated projects will be announced in the weeks ahead, including school improvements in Nanaimo, Campbell River, Houston, Surrey, Richmond, Mission, Maple Ridge and West Vancouver. Taking questions after the speech, Clark said the accelerated capital projects are about continuing the development of the Pacific Gateway transportation plan and using savings to speed up community improvements, not boosting the government's popularity going into an election next May.


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A SMALL SCHOOL WITH A HUGE HEART Francois Lake Elementary School held their annual Terry Fox Run on Sept.27 and, even though their school is down 10 students from last year, they raised just about the same amount of money. A total of $2258.06 from just 88 students. Submitted photo

Burns Lake Chamber host small business event CONTRIBUTED The Burns Lake Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host 'Small Business Builds Strong Communities.' There has been an increase in interest by many residents to start or expand their small business. Small Business Builds Strong Communities has been created to reinforce the importance of small businesses in building a diversified economy and capturing the economic rewards from larger projects, and to introduce potential and existing entrepreneurs to the many support services and resources that are available to them. The significant events of the past year has brought to the forefront the question of economic survival of the Burns Lake community. What has been proven during this time is the determination and resiliency of the people to remain here, in the Lakes District, and continue to enjoy the superior quality of life that they have become accustom to. Small businesses ensure communities not just survive, but thrive. There are many opportunities available to an entrepreneur when

looking at starting or taking over a small business in the Lakes District. There are also several

resources and organizations available locally that can assist anyone interested in doing so. Small Business

Builds Strong Communities will take place on Oct. 18, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Heritage Centre.

For more information please contact Shelley Wall, Burns Lake Chamber manager, 250-692-3773.

Recently Pinnacle Pellet made a presentation to the Burns Lake Community Forest. It made us wonder how much we, as a community, know about Pinnacle Pellet. For instance; did you know that Pinnacle Pellet began in the late 1980s in Prince George? Burns Lake is their sixth mill; the other plants are located in Meadowbank (near Dunkley Sawmill), Armstrong, Houston, and Williams Lake. The Burns Lake plant has an annual production capacity of 400,000 metric tonnes, while the company can produce more than 1.3 metric tonnes. That’s a lot of pellets! If you have a pellet stove in your home, burning pellets is a carbon neutral way to heat your home. This is because the trees used to make pellets are already in the ecosystem while fossil fuels are not in the ecosystem (as they are underground prior to extraction). Having a Pinnacle Pellet plant in Burns Lake opens up a market for the trees that are not saw logs. Logs and tops that would have been burned can now be sold to become pellets. And now you know more about Pinnacle Pellet another business operating in Burns Lake.

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Greyhound struggles with B.C. rules TOM FLETCHER Greyhound Canada is losing millions on its B.C. operations because of rigid provincial rules that require minimum bus trips on inter-city routes regardless of passenger demand. Minimum daily service levels are set by the provincially appointed Passenger Transportation Board. For Vancouver to Kamloops, and on the Trans Canada Highway at Golden, for example, Greyhound is required to run four buses each way, seven days a week. "You have a minimum frequency that you have to run on every corridor, really regardless of whether you're carrying 20 people or five people on each schedule," said Stuart Kendrick, senior vice president of Greyhound Canada. Kendrick said the company lost $14 million on its B.C. operations in 2011, and previous years have seen similar losses. He has written to Transportation Minister Mary

Polak asking the B.C. government to follow the lead of other provinces and deregulate bus service so it can be kept alive. Polak said she is aware that B.C. service is at risk, and ministry staff are working on options. "It's obvious from what they're saying that they need to make adjustments, or they're going to have to pull out of the whole thing," Polak said. The company has applied to the board to reduce service on B.C. routes, but not drop any routes entirely. Kendrick said the rules don't allow adjustments to reflect lighter traffic on certain days of the week, or seasonal adjustments. Manitoba changed its regulations in July to allow flexible schedules. Alberta deregulated inter-city bus routes in 2011, allowing bus companies to enter or exit a route with 30 days' notice. Some routes have been abandoned as a result, as urbanization and changing travel habits

have led to declines in rural ridership. In New Brunswick, rigid rules prompted the only inter-city bus line to shut down entirely. Kendrick said the B.C. rules are not only inflexible, but the application process takes too long. The company

is required to advertise any route change in affected communities, and may need to hold public meetings as well. Polak said the government may be able to change regulations rather than amend legislation, which would have to wait until the

B.C. legislature resumes in January. The Burns Lake local Greyhound depot could not at this time if the Burns Lake schedule would be effected, Alocal spokesperson said they would know more by Oct. 17, 2012.

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An RCMP officer directs citizen searchers on an ATV in Burns Lake, Oct. 5 2012. A four year old girl was reported missing at 10:30 a.m. Within a few hours she had been found safe with her neighbour. Neither the little girl nor the neighbour noticed the extensive search operation just outside their front door.

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September 30, 2012 - 41 Golfers Sponsored by: Carnoustie Men’s Club & Decker Lake Forest Products

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Beautiful fall colours at the Rod Reid Trail walking path. Burns Lake Rotary is in the midst of upgrading the path with the help of Lakes District Maintenance. Anyone Walter Strong photo interested in volunteering can call Garth Schienbein 250-692-3844.

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Property sales down in the Burns Lake area CONTRIBUTED

The BC Northern Real Estate Board reports 3749 properties worth $865.5 million sold through the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in the first nine months of 2012. At this time last year, 3443 properties worth $740 million had changed hands. As of Sept. 30 there were 4889 properties of all types available for sale through the MLS®, down from 5076 properties at the end of September last year. President Joni Brown comments, “There are increases in most markets across the board – not drastic, but showing a sustainable market compared to other areas of the province. Interest rates are still low, making it a good time for entry level buyers to get into the market, and investors to add to their inventory.“ Burns Lake: So far this year 48 properties worth $6.2 million have been reported sold through MLS® compared to 61 properties worth $6.9 million in the first nine months of 2011. At the end of September there were 146 properties of all types available for sale through the MLS® in the Burns Lake area.

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With interest rates still low there seems to be an increase of sales in most markets. Vanderhoof: Relators® assisted in the sale of 99 properties worth $17.9 million in the first nine months of the year compared with 76 properties worth $15.1 million in the same time last year. Half of the 52 single family homes sold so far this year, sold for less than $181,250 and these homes took, on average, 71 days to sell. Also changing hands were 16 parcels of vacant land and 18 homes on acreage. At the end of September there were 160 properties of all types available through MLS® in

the Vanderhoof area. Fort St. James: 29 properties worth $6.7 million were reported sold to the end of September, compared to 39 properties worth $6.2 million in the same period last year. As of Sept.. 30 there were 77 properties of all types available for purchase through MLS® in the Fort St. James area. Houston: To the end of September, 42 properties worth $6.4 million sold in the Houston area, compared with 39 properties worth $6.6 million in the same period last year. At the

end of September there were 50 properties of all types available for purchase through MLS® in the Houston area. Smithers: As of Sept. 30, 192 properties worth $47.6 million changed hands in the Smithers area, compared with 211 properties worth $44.7 million in the first nine months of 2011. Half of the 96 single family homes sold so far this year, sold for less than $250,000 and these homes took, on average, 70 days to sell. Also changing hands this year were 28 parcels of vacant land, 42 homes

on acreage, 8 manufactured homes in parks and 12 manufactured homes on land. As of Sept. 30, there were 218 properties of all types available through the MLS® in the Smithers area.

About our program… CORR Homes is a specialized foster care program for young offenders as an alternative to incarceration and operates in communities throughout Northern BC. CORR Homes offer a caring, stable home environment where youth reside for up to 6 months. CORR Home families are financially compensated to provide this service. Our program provides the CORR Home families with access to training, 24-hour on-call support, and an experienced Youth Resource Worker who will work directly with families and the youth who reside with them. Who we are looking for… Interested people who have had experience working with and supporting youth at work or socially (ie; coaching, mentoring, big brothers/sisters etc.) or who have raised their own children through their teen years. For more information about how to become a CORR Home, please visit our website or contact Jo-Anne Nugent at (250) 847-9515 or toll free at 1-888-355-6222.

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Only a working smoke alarm can save your life! FIRE PREVENTION WEEK OCT. 7-14

“Fall back” to smart home safety • Replace smoke alarms every 10 years, and CO alarms every 7-10 years (depending on manufacturer) whether battery operated or hardwired into your home’s electrical system. Carbon monoxide is colourless, odourless and tasteless. So without a CO alarm, humans cannot detect its presence. Despite the average home having several potential sources of the deadly gas, studies show that nearly 60 per cent of Canadians have not installed a CO alarm. In addition to being impossible to detect, CO also has another nefarious trait. Symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure mimic the flu, without the fever. It is routinely responsible for thousands of clinic and hospital visits each year, and is commonly misdiagnosed. Prolonged or extreme exposure causes nausea, dizziness, confusion, the loss of physical mobility, brain damage and ultimately, death. More home safety resources can be found on the www. web site.

Burns Lake fire chief Jim McBride cannot stress the importance of smoke detectors in your home. He suggests to check the batteries regularly. Analysis was undertaken on almost 50,000 fires that occurred in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario over a 5-year period involving 663 fatalities. The findings demonstrated that the death rate per 1,000 fires in the absence of a present, functioning smoke alarm was 74% greater than when a functioning smoke alarm was present.

In case of fire - GET OUT AND STAY OUT – never go back into a burning building • Crawl low near the floor to the nearest exit maintaining contact with the wall. • Test the door by feeling it with the back of your hand. If it is hot, do not open. Use an alternative route. • If the door and knob are cool, stay low with your shoulder against the door while opening slowly. Be ready to close the door if smoke and heat rush in. • If trapped, put as many

niors will often need assistance from family members to put safety measures into place. As well, family members are in the best position to reinforce the precautions necessary to help their loved ones prevent or respond to a fire. Focus on these six priorities to help aging family members protect themselves against fire in the home.

■ INSTALL smoke alarms inside every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. ■ Larger homes may need ADDITIONAL smoke alarms to provide enough protection. ■ For the best protection, INTERCONNECT all smoke alarms so when one sounds they all sound. ■ An IONIZATION smoke alarm is generally more responsive to flaming fires and a PHOTOELECTRIC smoke alarm is generally more responsive to smoldering fires. For the best protection, both types of alarms or combination ionization and photoelectric alarms (also known as dual sensor alarms) are recommended. ■ Smoke alarms should be INSTALLED away from the kitchen to prevent false alarms. Generally, they should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from a cooking appliance. ■ REPLACE all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.

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A recent article in the Vancouver Sun brought some shortfalls in mill inspections to light. The article (Many B.C. sawmills not inspected for fire risk: Sept. 17, 2012) shed some light on what might be a big gap in safety. Fire inspections on any public building within a municipality are required by provincial law, but according to research by the Vancouver Sun staff, appear to not be done in a number of municipalities. Four of nine municipalities interviewed for the story had not been doing regular inspections. Those communities not conducting regular inspections include Houston, Fort St. James, Mackenzie and Williams Lake. Reasons for not completing the inspections cited in the article include a lack of time for fire chiefs who fulfill other roles in the communities, lack of expertise and province-wide reductions in fire commissioner staffing. There is one inspection in the fire commissioner’s office in Prince George who is responsible for northern B.C.

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closed doors as possible between you and the fire, and seal all cracks in doors and windows with towels or bedding. • If your clothing catches fire, stop where you are, drop gently to the ground and cover your face with your hands while rolling back-and-forth to put out the flames. • Cool minor burns with cold water.

Many fatal fires start at night Investigations into home fire deaths very often find that a smoke alarm did not sound. It may have been disconnected or not in working order. The batteries may have been dead, or someone may have taken them out. Smoke alone won’t necessarily wake you up. In fact, the fumes could put you into an even deeper sleep. Often, victims never wake up. Se-

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Smoke alarms save lives As most Canadians turn back the clocks on November 4, here are some timely smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) safety tips: • When you change your clocks, test your smoke arlam. • You have less than three minutes to escape a fire. So when smoke alarms sound, everyone must know what to do and where to go. Having and practising an escape plan is essential. • Install one smoke alarm on every storey and outside bedrooms. Install inside bedrooms if you sleep with doors closed. • Ensure all smoke alarms are fully powered. Never take out batteries or remove an alarm from ceiling due to a false alarm. • If your home has any fuel-burning devices such as a gas furnace, gas water heater, gas appliances, or an attached garage or carport, install at least one CSAapproved carbon monoxide outside all sleeping areas. One per storey is recommended.

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The Management of Carnoustie Golf and Country Club wishes to Thank all of the Golfers who supported us for the 2012 Golf Season. We are pleased to advise that we will open in May of 2013 for the new season and hope to see all of our friends back for next year. The Clubhouse will close on Oct. 14, 2012

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R E N R O C C E R Upcoming Events: Parents and Tots Skate October 3rd 11:00 am

Public Skating October 7th at 4:00 pm

Disco Skate Starting on October 5th at 7:30

Scouts movement

Early Bird Workout (Free) 6:45 am to 7:30 am Mondays, Wednesday & Fridays

(i.e. Beavers, Cubs, Scouts) held at WKE Monday nights from 6pm 7pm. Call Alex Bergen @ (250) 692-3913 for more info.

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More Up-Coming Programs... Indoor PlaySpace LAKERS HOST FORT ST. JAMES SECONDARY

Chair Yoga every Tue. & Fri. from 10am - 11am Southside Health & Wellness Centre. More information call (250) 694-3270.

A player from Lakes District Secondary School blocks a spike. The LDSS Lakers Jr. girls volleyball team hosted Fort St. James last Wednesday. The Junior team will have games every week this month, as does the grade 8 girls team. See online for more Walter Strong photo photos.

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How to Succeed in Any Economy: Overcoming the 10 Classic Business Performance Blocks Presented by Fränzi Ng, EdD Straight-Line Coach Heritage Room

Oct. 4, 2012 Ladies First: Barb Pederson Ladies Second: Agnes Olson Men’s First: John Mussick Men’s Second: Joe Comeau

Please visit our Facebook page and website for updates on dates and times for the Indoor PlaySpace program.

The Burns Lake Chamber of Commerce is hosting

October 15th - 7:00pm

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This program for children ages 2 to 6 years old will be opening in late October or early November 2012. Location: Muriel Mould Neighborhood of Learning Gym.

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This workshop powerfully addresses the 10 classic business performance issues that are costing entrepreneurs and business owners a fortune in lost revenue, opportunity, time, energy, sleep, relationships, and happiness. You will learn to: - Succeed in any economy regardless of the turbulent times. - Take back control of your business immediately. - Solve time management issues forever. - End employee management problems NOW. - Stop thinking positively and start being effective. - Stop endlessly “talking and thinking” things to death. - Stop “reacting” and start “ creating.” - Produce more results in a week than you usually do in a month. The Take-Away: You will leave this workshop with the tools to start impacting your personal and business bottom-line results immediately.

FREE PRESENTATION - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Please bring a donation of a non perishable item for the food bank.

Your path to a better job starts here.

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Village Recreation Rental Shack is now closed until June 2013

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Kids don’t miss out on the ‘Kerplunks’

Lakes District Fall Fair is hosting a Fall Supper with a family fun evening and dance. On Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Francois Lake Hall.

Burns Lake Legion Branch #50 Friday, Oct. 12 Roast Beef Dinner & Yorkshire.

for a special event matinèe for kids and families at the Beacon Theatre. The Kerplunks are multi-award winning children’s

The Lakes District Arts Council is presenting the Kerplunks in Burns Lake on Oct. 20 at 2:00 pm, for a special

entertainers bringing high-energy, colourful performances to the stage- with outfits that match. T h e Kerplunks play catchy tunes guaranteed to get kids engaged, singing along and joining in on the actions. Dinah plays the upright bass and really belts it out! She also plays the kazoo like a madwoman. Tina plays the trumpet, trombone, clarinet, baritone and

Seriously Soulful Sounds: Gospel music with spirit and joy!

also sings. Watch out for when she busts a rhyme, yo! Phil plays the drums, keeping everyone in time and really likes to ‘Go Bananas’. Aaron plays the acoustic guitar, sings harmonies and makes great faces. The Kerplunks have been busy playing some of Canada’s finest music festivals, theatres and schools. This three-time JUNO nominated band provides a unique live performance with a full four-piece multiinstrumental band, playing a variety of upbeat musical styles that even parents enjoy. You’ll hear engaging songs that get the whole family on their feet moving and joining in on the actions. They’ve been called Canada’s hippest new children’s entertainers.

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Fundraiser Dinner & Family Dance October 20th, 2012 Francois Lake Hall Music by Ross & Jan Caplette 5:00 PM ................. Family Activities 6:00 PM ................. Roast Beef Dinner 7:00 PM ................. Cake Walk 7:30 PM ................. Family Dance 7:00-9:00 PM ...... Family Activities Admission: Family Pass ..............$50.00 Includes one or two adults with immediate children under 17

Couple .......................$35.00 Individual ..................$20.00 Ages 7-17 .................$15.00 6 & under .................Free

All proceeds for continuous upgrade to Old Rodeo Kitchen at Eagle Creek Fairgrounds.

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Rotary Club of Burns Lake presents the

Masquerade and Halloween Rotary Wine & Beer Tasting Party

THE SOJOURNERS Saturday evening, October 13, 2012 7:30 pm


From the moment Marcus Mosely, Will Sanders and Khari McClelland stepped up to the mic, they realized they had something very special going on. Singing gospel in hometown churches in Texas, Chicago and Detroit gives The Sojourners an authentic edge: seriously soulful sounds. Their most recent album was nominated for a Juno Award, and won the 2011 Western Canadian Music Award for Best Outstanding Canadian Christian/Gospel album.

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ROCKSTAR Ken Michell Jr. is this year’s winner of the Rockstar energy drink promotion at the Sna c’al yegh gas bar in Burns Lake. Michell recently broke his last bike, so the timing is perfect to get in a bit more riding before winter.

Happy 50th Anniversary Mom and Dad (Lloyd & Yvonne Havens) Love your kids and all your grandchildren

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Volunteers required for Poppy Box delivery Oct. 29. Contact Lorne at (250) 695-6593.

At the Sept. 11, 2012 meeting of the Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society in the community of Kitamaat Village, the board of directors approved funding for three projects in the communities of Burns Lake and Southside. These additions bring the fiscal year-to-date total amount approved across the NKDF investment area to $471,314. The three newly approved projects are: Burns Lake Medical Clinic Society is approved for an amount of $50,000 for capital purchases to go toward establishing a not-for-profit medical centre in the community of Burns Lake. Southside Economic Development Association is approved for an amount

of $60,000 to go toward Takysie Lake Adventure Site & Nature Trail. Lake Babine Nation is approved for an amount of $40,000 to go toward upgrading the Margaret Patrick Memorial Centre. NKDF Society Chair Rosanne Murray said, “Our Directors are thrilled to be able to help these projects begin generating benefits for the Lakes District communities.” "These projects are incredibly important, and I'm very happy the Society has identified these areas of need. The projects will directly increase the quality of living for local residents." Said Nechako Lakes MLA John Rustad For those interested in applying to NKDF for funds, the next proposal deadline is Nov. 9, 2012.

Blackwater Project

Open House New Gold cordially invites you to our upcoming Open House for the Blackwater Project. Located in Central British Columbia, the Blackwater Project is New Gold’s newest exploration property. New Gold representatives will be available at each Open House to share information and seek feedback about how the Blackwater Project can work with your community as the Project enters the environmental assessment phase. Food and refreshments will be served.

October 22 Fort St. James Location: Music Makers Hall, 255 West 2nd Avenue Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

October 23 Vanderhoof Location: Friendship Centre, 219 E. Victoria Street Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Southside Health & Wellness Centre Foot Care by appt: Oct. 11, 17, 25. Weight loss group 3 p.m. Oct. 12. More information call (250) 694-3270.

October 24 Burns Lake

Burns Lake You did it again! The Terry Fox Committee thanks you from the bottom of their hearts.

Location: Heritage Centre, 540 Hwy 16 Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

October 25 Fraser Lake Location: Fraser Lake Legion, 165 Chowsunket St. Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Drop in to learn more and to share your thoughts on our project.

This year you helped raise over $14,000!

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The developer behind the massively popular indie game Minecraft has decided not to certify his award winning game for Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system. Markus “Notch” Persson, has expressed concerns about the openness of Microsoft’s newest operating system to indie game developers and he’s not the only one. Brad Wardell, CEO of software company Stardock, has openly criticized Win8’s usability. Valve’s Gabe Newell out it a little more frankly when he pronounced that Windows 8 will be a “catastrophe” for PC gaming. The biggest complaint from small game developers so far is that games not certified by Microsoft cannot appear on the new Windows 8 Metro interface. So far Microsoft has not commented on the recent criticism, but hopefully they will take it constructively and make a few changes.








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GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Analyzing spending and other financial concerns should be at the top of your priority list, Gemini. It is always a good idea to keep on top of where your money is going. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, communication is key if you want to make real progress. Actions can be misconstrued if you don’t accompany them with some thorough explanations. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Others could find your enthusiasm infectious this week, Leo. Don’t be surprised if you have coworkers signing up to be on your team. At home you’re much more mellow. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, achieving your toughest goal won’t be easy. Those who survive the challenges become stronger overall. This week you are certainly put to the test.

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AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, take inventory of your belongings and determine if there’s anything you can donate. You can clear out clutter and do something positive at the same time. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, things seem out of sorts, but you haven’t been able to figure out what is off-kilter. Leo may shed light on the situation.

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Church Directory

Kerr Road, Burns Lake Church Service at 10:30 am Sunday School at 9:15 am for all ages, Youth Group Fridays 7-9 pm

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Homemade Fruit Pies Ready to go, Cream Pies by request $10 - call 250-692-0048

If you love your freedom, thank a Veteran. Support your local Legion.

Island Gospel Fellowship Gerow Island, Highway 35 Sunday School for all ages begins @ 9:30 am

Worship Service begins @ 10:30 am

Pastor Ed Peters Phone: 250-692-7551

Grassy Plains Gospel Church Sunday Service: 10:45 am 250-694-3329 (Church)

IMMACULATACatholic Church 248 - 3rd Avenue, Phone: 250-692-3568

Saturday 7:30 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m.

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CLUES ACROSS 1. Free from danger 5. Dull in appearance 9. Mothers 14. Grand __ racing 15. Department in France


CROSSWORD 36. Fruit pastries 38. A male ferret 39. Strike with fear 41. Australian flightless bird 42. ET says, “_____ home” 44. Minerals 45. Personal backgrounds 47. Purplish red 49. Major division of geological time 50. Chapeauxs 51. Guitarist in 20 across 57. Ivanhoe author Sir Walter 59. New Rochelle college 60. Scoring area 61. Donate income regularly 62. Carthage queen 63. Beige 64. Cow emitted sound 65. Endymion, 1st King of 66. Japanese rice beverage

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24. No longer is 25. Waldorf and tossed 28. In constant agitation 33. Actor Ladd 34. Spanish diacritical mark 35. No (Scottish)

CLUES DOWN 1. Cowboy’s boot prod 2. River in Florence 3. Small liquid container 4. Triumphantly happy 5. Deeds, actions or events 6. Surrounds 7. Requests 8. Superlative of “good” 9. Tycoons 10. Start anew


Sunday 10:00AM 11. Extinct ratites 12. OM 13. Patti Hearst’s captors 21. Method of birth control 22. Indebted to 25. Dulled by surfeit 26. l836 siege of U.S. 27. Gull genus 28. Imaginary perfect places 29. Czech & German River 30. 3rd largest Finland lake 31. Nostrils 32. Long necked birds 34. Norse god of thunder 37. Lively & energetic 40. Prom flowers 43. Degree of warmth 46. Boil over with anger 47. Chocolate trees 48. Israeli airport code 50. Official language of India 51. Japanese stringed instrument 52. Prevent from being seen 53. Churn up 54. Cape near Lisbon 55. Not light 56. Change direction abruptly 57. Immediate memory (abbr.) 58. AFL-___:labor organization


Volunteers required for Poppy Box delivery October 29. Contact Lorne at (250) 695-6593 Looking for an opportunity to give back. The Heart and Stroke Foundation is looking for volunteers with a few hours to spare in February. Call Pat at (250) 6956339 Southside Health & Wellness Centre: October 2012: Chair Yoga every Tue. & Fri. from 10am - 11am. Kiwani on site in afternoon every Wednesday. Foot Care by appt: Oct. 11, 17, 25. Weight loss group 3pm: Oct. 12. Women’s Wellness Day: Oct. 23. Caregiver’s support group 1pm - 4pm: Oct. 25. More information call (250) 694-3270.

The Lakes District Office of the Canadian Cancer Society will be open from 11am to 2pm the following days in Oct. Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday Call us at (250) 692-7203. For Cancer Information Service and Cancerconnection, the toll free number is 1-888-9393333. New volunteers are always welcome. To list your nonprofit coming events, please drop off your listings at the Lakes District News office by Friday 3:00 pm. (We regret we cannot take items over the phone). Listings as space permits. There is no guarantee any particular item will run on a specific date. Will you be celebrating your 90th or 100th birthday this year? If so please contact Lakes District News - we would love to do a story on you and take your picture.

President Lambert 694-3748 Hwy 35 & Francois Lake 250-6956316 Everyone Welcome


SUNDAY, 10:30 AM Contact: Roland & Lisa Cataford 250-692-9196 ~Everyone Welcome ~

ST. PAUL’S UNITED CHURCH 136 - 4th Avenue, Burns Lake

Sunday Worship 10:00am ALL ARE WELCOME Ministry led by lay leaders Phone 250-692-7202

DECKER LAKE MENNONITE CHURCH Sunday Morning Services: Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Services: 10:30 a.m. Pastors - Ken Dyck 250-698-7629 David S. Burkholder 250-692-7057 Everyone Welcome Hwy 16, Decker Lake

Seventh Day Adventist Church Group Meets Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. at the United Church on Centre Street.



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Pastor John Neufeld 250-692-7949

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Sunday Services: 10:30 am Celebrating the Love of God Pastor Henry Washington 250-692-7464


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In Memoriam Gifts ALL FUNDS DONATED to the Burns Lake Health Care Auxiliary are used to provide financial support, equipment plus comfort and care for patients in our hospital, the Pines and all other community healthcare services. Mail a donation on behalf of yourself or a loved one to: B.L. Health Care Aux. Box 812 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 A tax deductible receipt will be issued

Information ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to keep drinking that’s your business - if you want to quit drinking that’s our business. Burns Lake Meetings: Tuesday 7:30 pm Catholic Church, Saturday 7:30 pm Catholic Church. For information or transportation call (250) 692-6867 / (250) 6987325 / (778) 669-0070 Only requirement for AA is a desire to stop drinking. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Southside Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays 6:30pm 7:30pm at Grassy Plains Gospel Church. For more information: (250) 694-3682 Anyone needing information on Alzheimer’s please call 1866-564-7533 BURNS LAKE RCMP Victim/Witness Assistance Program. 201 Hwy. 35, Box 759 Burns Lake. Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm (250) 692-3010 FOOD BANK hours starting Sept. 2012: Distribution days will be the first and third Tuesday of each month. Clients should come at 11am. One box per month for each household. The Lakes District Food Bank continues to operate due to the outstanding generosity of the community. If you would like to make a donation and receive a tax deductible receipt, please mail your donation to: Lakes District Food Bank, Box 777, Burns Lake, BC. V0J 1E0. LOCAL HOSPICE Services are available by contacting the Hospice Coordinator at (250) 692-2448. The Hospice office, located in the Lakes District Hospital, is open every Thurs. from 10am - 4pm. A lending library of videos, books and information on bereavement is available. Please make donations to the local hospice and palliative care program payable to the Burns Lake Hospice Program, Box 7500, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1EO NECHAKO RIVER FLOW FACTS 3 October 2012 Reservoir Elevation: 852.43 m (2796.70ft) SLS Discharge: 63.89 m3/s Cheslatta Falls: 58 m3/s Nautley River: 15 m3/s Vanderhoof: 83 m3/s Isle Pierre: 210 m3/s Due to very dry conditions in the reservoir area over the past month there is no need to increase Skins Lake Spillway discharge at this time. Discharge will be maintained at the current level. For more information please call Rio Tinto Alcan at 250-567-5105. A recording of Flow Facts is available 24-hours in Vanderhoof at 5675812

PLANNING a wedding or anniversary party? Looking for plastic flowers for decorations. Call OPTIONS at Nourse House 9am- 3pm Mon. to Fri. Francois Lake Drive. Operated by residents of 8th Avenue Group Home. (250) 692-7845





SEEKING gentleman whom goes by the name Ron Woodcock PLEASE call VHC at 250-490-9313 or call Mary if you know her number. The Arthritis Society B.C. and Yukon division is your primary source and resource of the latest print and electronic information, programs and services about arthritis. No matter where you live, you can access us at the touch of a button. Toll free 1-800-321-1433 or visit The Chronic Disease Education Clinic at the Lakes District Hospital is open Tuesday & Wednesday from 8am-4pm. The clinic provides information and teaching on various chronic illnesses such as Diabetes & Heart Disease. A doctors referral is not needed. To speak with the nurse call (250) 692-2440

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Help Wanted An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. BANNISTER AUTO GROUP If you are energetic, creative and motivated and have the desire to join a “Customer First Family”, then we should invite you to come grow with us. We are one of Western Canada’s fasted growing automotive companies. We have an opening at our GM store in Vernon for Sales Manager. Interested in joining our team? Contact Darryl Payeur @ 1-888-410-5761 or email resume to Bannister GM Vernon, Bannister GM Edson, Bannister Honda Vernon, Browns GM Dawson Creek, Champion GM Trail, Huber-Bannister Chevrolet Penticton, Salmon Arm GM Salmon Arm.

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completion of Grade 12 (Dogwood Certi¿cate) possession of an Education Assistant Certificate, or an equivalent combination of training and experience six months of experience working with children/ youth experiencing intellectual/behavioral, academic or language culture-based difficulties knowledge and skills in the areas of sports, recreation and leisure time activities ability to communicate effectively using courtesy, tact, discretion and human relations skills in contacts of a difficult, sensitive or specialized nature, to secure the cooperation of others ability to use judgment to interpret, analyze and modify methods and procedures willingness to participate in further training

Successful applicants will be invited to verify their qualifications with required testing. Resumés must be accompanied by a completed CUPE application form which is available on our website at www. or from the School District Administration Office in Vanderhoof or from any district school. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Friday October 12, 2012 by: Human Resources School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) P.O. Box 129 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 Fax: (250) 567-4639 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.

for their Community Health Nurse program. This position will offer a full scope of nursing duties associated with community health nursing, including disease prevention, health promotion and health management. The position is part of an inter-disciplinary team offering health services to a multi-cultural population. If you feel you would be interested in this exciting job, please contact: Cynthia Heslop, Manager Southside Health and Wellness Centre 27920 Wellness Way, Burns Lake, B.C. V0J 1E4 Resumes may also be faxed to: 250-694-3290 We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Posting closes: October 19, 2012


BUSINESS DIRECTORY B’s Free Enterprises Ltd. Bill & Wendy Imus Certified Appliance Repair & Computer Technicians Computer Training, Sales & Service Personalized In Home Service Delivery of Ink & Computer Supplies Box 420, 28540 Colleymount Rd., Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E2

Phone: (250) 692-4353 Cell: (250) 692-6569 • email:

Flooring Sales Manager The Houston Division of Bulkley Valley Home Centre requires a sales person/manager for its flooring department. This person will have retail experience that includes measuring, estimating, ordering and selling laminate, hardwood, vinyl, carpet and ceramic. This person will have had experience working with installers. The ability to provide excellent customer service to homeowners and contractors and assist the store manager with marketing initiatives for the flooring department are key priorities. The position also requires a general knowledge of building materials and the ability to work in a computerized environment.

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Compensation includes salary, incentive plan and benefits. Please submit cover letter and resume to amanda@ or fax to 1-250-845-7608.

Pumps Water Treatment Plumbing Repairs


LEARNING SUPPORT WORKER BABINE ELEMENTARY SECONDARY SCHOOL School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) has openings for two (2) Learning Support Workers at Babine Elementary Secondary School in Granisle. These positions are 5.5 hours a day, 5 days a week. The successful applicant must be quali¿ed and comfortable working with children of various ages and special needs. The following quali¿cations will be required: O O



completion of Grade 12 (Dogwood Certi¿cate) possession of an Education Assistant Certi¿cate, or an equivalent combination of training and experience six months of experience working with behaviorally disordered children or adults working knowledge of behavior management techniques, conÀict resolution and task analysis techniques specialized training or experience speci¿c to the needs of the identi¿ed student ability to adapt classroom learning tasks to the ability level of handicapped learners ability to communicate effectively using courtesy, tact and discretion in contacts of a dif¿cult, sensitive or specialized nature

Resumés must be accompanied by a completed application form which is available on the website at Successful applicants will be invited to verify their quali¿cations with required testing. Please forward applications by 4:00 p.m., Monday, October 15, 2012 to: Human Resources School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) P.O. Box 129 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 Fax: (250) 567-4639 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.

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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. 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.

Advertise your Business or Service here for $20.00 per week. Call Lakes District News 250-692-7526 for more information.


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.


250.877.6777 Website:

RAINBOW MOTEL 250-692-7747 Fax: 250-692-7753

770 W. Highway 16

24 Hour Grocery Store & Almighty Gas

We now sell Propane! Bring your tanks in to be filled.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Lakes District News



Merchandise for Sale

Help Wanted

Financial Services

Heavy Duty Machinery

BUSY Lower Mainland tire shop is looking for an Experienced Service Truck Tire Technician. Your own Service Truck is preferable but not necessary. Top Wages Paid. Please send inquiries to

Direct Top U Wholesale Ltd.

Experienced industrial supply sales person and counter person and a road sales person needed in Burns Lake. Apply in person with resume at D.T.U. Atten: Bob or email, fax: 250-692-3026 or call 250-692-3031. TWO FULL time position available immediately for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealership in Salmon Arm, BC. “Dispatch /coordinator”-Applicant must possess automotive mechanical knowledge-strong work ethic, organizational skills and can multi task. “Journeyman Technician” -Applicant must have good attitude, quality workmanship. Both applicants must be able to produce in a fast paced environment. Excellent wage and benefit package. Please send resume:

Home Care/Support NURSES, Care Aides, Home Cleaners - Bayshore Home Health is hiring casual, on-call RNs, certified care aides and experienced home cleaners. If you are: personable; energetic; positive; possess an outstanding work ethic; a passion for superior client service, and a reliable vehicle, pls forward your resume c/w 2 references to: Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

Professional/ Management M’AKOLA Group of Societies Seeking Director of Operations for Victoria. Visit

Trades, Technical Civil Engineering Technologist II District of Kitimat, full time permanent - wage range $36.11 - $43.69, over 2 years. Civil Technologist diploma required. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager, duties include a variety of infrastructure investigations, surveying, design, contract preparation, inspection and material testing on projects related to the municipality’s water, sewer, drainage and transportation systems. Candidates should be proficient in using electronic survey equipment, computer assisted design using AutoCad 3D, and MS Office. Valid BC driver’s licence required. Submit resumes by October 23, 4:30 pm, to Personnel, District of Kitimat, 270 City Centre, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2H7, Fax (250) 632-4995, or email


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Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at Legal Services CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Business/Office Service

A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs”20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

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


Help Wanted

SECRETARY- GRANISLE School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) requires a Secretary at the Babine Elementary Secondary School in Granisle. This position is 6 hours a day. The successful applicant will be required to start work as soon as possible.

LD NEWS • 250-692-7526

Help Wanted

Help Wanted


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Need a 4x4 pickup?

The district is seeking a highly motivated, progressive individual who will have completed a one-year college secretarial training program.

Let me help you with your next purchase

Resumés must be accompanied by a completed application form which is available on the website at http:// or from the School District Administration Of¿ce in Vanderhoof or from any district school.

Loren Neilson Phone: 250-845-8785

Successful applicants will be invited to verify their quali¿cations with required testing. Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 12, 2012. Please forward your application to: Human Resources School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) P.O. Box 129 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 Fax: (250) 567-4639

Fridge, Propane Furnace and Stove. $400 Call in the evening 250-698-7533

DENIED CANADA Pension plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222.

Help Wanted

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.

Sullivan Motor Products Ltd. Highway 16, Houston 1-800-665-3151 •

We’re the largest Duramax Dealer in Northern BC!!

Payne Septic Service (2010) 250-698-7964 Still serving the Lakes District Owner/Operater


Quality Assurance / Quality Control Manager Mechanical Reporting to the Manager of Strategic Capital, the QA/QC Manager – Mechanical is responsible for management and direction of the quality assurance and control program established for the construction site to which assigned, such that the contractual requirements and obligations are fulfilled in accordance with drawings and specifications, and all work is completed safely, within budget, and on schedule, with special emphasis being placed on safety goals, and quality assurance. Tasks and Responsibility: The Quality Assurance and Quality Control Manager shall be responsible for, but not limited to, the following: Ensure accountability and compliance with contracts Establish points as which inspections take place during the cycle of a contract. Performs audits on equipment fabrication. Review and approve equipment suppliers QC / QA programs. Performs and evaluates vendor supplied materials. All construction activity is completed in a quality manner, in compliance with the quality assurance program for the project, and is supportive of the overall construction schedule. Assures that project specific inspection test plans are issues and maintained to current status in the project files. Education and Experience: Five (5) years or more involvement in overall management of a construction project, and management of a Quality Assurance Program. Mechanical Engineering Degree. Effective leadership skills. Effective computer skills - Microsoft Office Software (Excel/Project/Word/Power Point) Effective communication skills both verbally and in writing with superiors, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company. Effective analytical and problem-solving skills. For more information on this position, and how to apply please visit and look under Career Opportunities.

School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) has an opening for an Aboriginal Education Worker for William Konkin Elementary School. The successful applicant will be required to work 4 hours per day, 5 days per week and be able to start the position as soon as possible. The district is seeking a highly motivated, progressive individual who will be a proactive member of the school staff who provides general support and assistance to teachers with the academic, cultural, social and emotional support of Aboriginal students in the school. The successful individual will have the following: completion of Grade 12 (Dogwood Certi¿cate) one year of education in Aboriginal family studies BC Driver’s License - Class 5 Full Privileged with an exemplary driving record as demonstrated by a current driver’s abstract six months of current relevant experience working with Aboriginal students a detailed working knowledge of the local Carrier or Wet’suwet’en history, culture, traditions, and communities



Resumés must be accompanied by a completed application form which is available on the website at Successful applicants will be invited to verify their quali¿cations with required testing. Please forward applications by 4:00 p.m., Monday, October 15, 2012 to: Human Resources School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) P.O. Box 129 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 Fax: (250) 567-4639 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. PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WITH ABORIGINAL ANCESTRY AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE CARRIER AND/OR WET’SUWET’EN NATIONS

Did you know? • Kidney Disease causes death in many people with diabetes and d high blood pressure, and raises the risk of a heart attack? od • Healthy kidneys reduce the risk of heart attacks and high blood pressure? If detected early, Chronic Kidney Disease can be treated, thereby reducing the risk of complications of diabetes, high blood pressure re and heart attacks.

The Kidney Foundation of Canada, BC Branch 200-4940 Canada anada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 4K6 1(800) 567-8112

“Check Us Out”

Greg Kingcott Distributor for the Lakes District area

• Design Consultation • Reno & Installation Available

Phone: 250-692-7789 Visit our website for door style options and colours:



Advertise your Business or Service here for $ 20.00 per week. Call 250-692-7526 for more information.

On average it costs a person $56.00 to drive to Prince George and back. Save your gas money -


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Join us for WING NITE on Wednesday or Thursday PRAWN NITE and Fridays are always PRIME

Grapevine Burger We have a relaxed atmosphere with great service!

Double beef patties topped with Jack and Cheddar cheeses and all the standards. DELICIOUS!!

Located on Francois Lake Drive, Burns Lake

Misc. Wanted Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town

Real Estate For Sale By Owner


Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Auto Services



BUY A car with Bad Credit! $0 Down, 24 Hour Approvals, Low Payments, No Credit OK. Approval Hotline Call 1-888222-0663 or Apply Online at

Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at Vehicle Wanted

14’ x 71’ Very well kept Mobile Home for sale in Freeport Mobile Home Park • 2 large bedrooms • Bay window • Vaulted ceilings • Open oor concept • Very little hallway • New carpet throughout • Natural gas or propane furnace • 2 new 6’ x 8’ treated decks

Pub: 250-692-0068 • Liquor store: 250-692-0067

WE BUY All Cars! Not, we will Cars/Trucks/Vans. Car today with Phone call to: 8647.

Running or buy it! Sell Any One Free 1-800-551-

Puzzle Answers

$45,000 (250) 692-7272

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF MARGARET ANNE WALDRON, DECEASED Formerly of Village of Burns Lake, BC All parties having claims against the said Estate are required to forward particulars of same to the law ďŹ rm of WINGHAM LAW CORPORATION, Solicitor for the Personal Representative, at P.O. Box 1489, Vanderhoof, British Columbia, V0J 3A0, on or before the 10th day of November, 2012 after which date the claims ďŹ led may be paid without reference to any claims of which the Personal Representative then has no knowledge. Personal Representative, by: Christopher K. Wingham, Solicitor

Please be advised that Mike O’Meara, licencee for Woodlot Licence 1528, is proposing to remove private land from the Woodlot. The 2 parcels of private property are located on Bald Hill Road and near Endako and are a total of 244.4 hectares. Questions, comments or requests for information regarding this transfer can be sent to Free Growing Forestry Ltd., Box 510, Burns Lake BC, V0J 1E0 before October 31st 2012.

HOUSE AND 5 ACRES 1465 sq. ft. up / 1200 sq. ft. down approx. Minutes from town, numerous trails outback. Lg. living area, kitchen, dining room, living room, gorgeous mountain view with a deck. Three lg. bdrms, two smaller bdrms downstairs, lg. rec-room, mud room, gas & wood heat, second bathroom and front foyer, attached two bay garage. Lg. yard, lighted skating rink, gardens and green house. Wired workshop. Full wood shed.

Asking $250,000 To view call Traci (250) 692-3908


Real Estate RIVERFRONT RESORT, Southern BC. Lots available as low as $61,900. Year round park, indoor pool & spa. Low maintenance fees. Inquiries: Jan 250-499-7887; Caroline 250-499-4233;

Other Areas BUY LAND in Belize - English Commonwealth country in Central America. Caribbean Jungle lots - 3 miles from sea Starting at $11,000. All types available. For information call Patrick Snyder 778-403-1365.

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent LARGE BRIGHT 2 bedroom suites in a safe and secure building. Close to school and hospital. Large patio, in-suite storage and storage lockers available. On site management. Heat, hot water and cable included for $700 per month. Call (250) 692-3959 and leave message.

Commercial/ Industrial BURNS LAKE. Commercial space for lease. Units ranging from 1000-4000 sq ft. Excellent for ofďŹ ces or retail. Call (778)878-0876 or email:



Winter Storage Now Available


The Village of Granisle is offering winter storage of your summer toys again this year. Store your unit from September 2012 - May 2013. Remember, it has to be in before the snow ies! Cost is $10.00 per foot. Unit to be stored in the arena must have current storage insurance coverage. As well, we are taking pre-bookings this year. You can pre-pay to guarantee your spot. For more information or for applications please contact the Village OfďŹ ce at 250-697-2248 or visit our website at

~ Convenient parking ~ Wide selection of wine Hard liquor at liquor store prices Open until 11:00 pm everyday

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Legal Notices

Legal Notices

“A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN OUR REGION� 37, 3RD Avenue, PH: 250-692-3195 PO Box 820, TF: 800-320-3339 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 FX: 250-692-3305

NOTICE OF ADVANCE VOTING ELECTORAL AREA “B� (Burns Lake Rural) and a portion of ELECTORAL AREA “E� (Francois/Ootsa Lake Rural)




Delivery Available from our Cold Beer, Wine & Liquor Store


IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF LORNA EVELYNE BENNETT, Deceased Formerly of Burns Lake, BC All parties having claims against the said Estate are required to forward particulars of same to the law ďŹ rm of WINGHAM LAW CORPORATION, Solicitor for the Personal Representative, at P.O. Box 1489, Vanderhoof, British Columbia, V0J 3A0, on or before the 25th day of November, 2012 after which date the claims ďŹ led may be paid without reference to any claims of which the Personal Representative then has no knowledge. Personal Representative by: Christopher K. Wingham, Solicitor




Advance voting for a referendum within Electoral Area “Bâ€? (Burns Lake Rural) and a portion of Electoral Area “Eâ€? (Francois/Ootsa Lake Rural) will be held at the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako OfďŹ ce, 37, 3rd Avenue, Burns Lake, B.C., from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 24, 2012 for the purpose of voting on the following question: “Are you in favour of Burns Lake Ice Arena Service Amendment Bylaw No. 1609, which would increase the maximum annual tax requisition for the Burns Lake Arena Service: •

from the existing annual tax limit of $112,500, plus $75,000 for arena renovations, equipment replacement and debt repayment;


to the amount determined by applying a rate of $0.77 per $1,000 to the net taxable value of land and improvements in the service area each year (equal to $211,325 based on 2012 assessments, for example), plus the existing $75,000 for arena renovations, equipment replacement and debt repayment?�

Any qualiďŹ ed elector may vote at an advance voting opportunity. Regular voting will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2012 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako OfďŹ ce, 37, 3rd Avenue, Burns Lake, B.C. and Rose Lake Hall, 27239 Highway 16 West, Rose Lake, B.C. A copy of the bylaw and a map of the service area may be inspected at the Regional District OfďŹ ce or at Cheryl Anderson, Chief Election OfďŹ cer



Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Lakes District News

Although tankers have been safely navigating the north coast and its channels for decades, marine safety remains a top priority for British Columbians. We have been planning the Northern Gateway Project for over a decade, with a particular focus on protecting the environment. We have added specific safety requirements to our marine operations plan to help make the waters of the north coast safer not just for tankers serving the project, but for all marine vessels.

Tankers will reduce speeds in the channels…

Qualified BC Coast Pilots will board and guide all tankers… To prevent spills, all tankers serving the project will be modern and double-hulled, and will be vetted by independent, third party agencies before entering Canadian waters. Once strict safety and environmental standards are met, they will be guided through the Douglas and Principe Channels by qualified BC Coast Pilots.

Tankers travel slowly, but to make sure that marine species and their habitats are respected, tankers will be required to reduce speed as they pass through certain sections of the channels. Even their escort tugboats will have quieter engines to reduce underwater noise.

Powerful tugboats will escort tankers… Additional radar and navigational aids will improve safety for all vessels…

Tugboats have been shown to significantly reduce tanker incidents worldwide. Powerful tugboats that have been specially commissioned for Northern Gateway will assist in the safe arrival and departure of tankers. All tankers will be attended by a close escort tug. In the channels, laden tankers will have two tugs–one tethered at all times. These tugboats will have emergency response equipment on board and will be capable of assisting any marine vessel.

For increased safety and sure guidance, additional radar systems and navigational aids, such as beacons, buoys and lights, will be installed throughout the routes. This will not only improve safety for tankers, but for all marine traffic on the north coast.

Discover more about our rigorous marine safety plan and join the conversation at

It’s more than a pipeline.

It’s a path to delivering energy safely.

©2012 Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc.

Burns Lake Lakes District News, October 10, 2012  

October 10, 2012 edition of the Burns Lake Lakes District News