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Hosting an open house on Oct. 16, Coastal Gaslink employees Howard Backus, engineering manager, and Joe Van Hamme, land owner relations, show off the display that shows the sample size of the proposed gas pipeline - 48 inches in diameter.

Houston council is changing their funding application for a Houston water treatment plant, saying that they will hold a referendum if they get 70 per cent of the requested $4.3 million for the project. In May 2012, the District applied to the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) under the Gas Tax General Strategies Priorities Fund for 100 per cent funding for a new water treatment facility. But at the Sept. 24 to 28 UBCM convention, District staff talked to provincial ministers and got the impression that a request for 100 per cent funding would fail - they need to show some community commitment. “We have a better chance of getting

funding if we go in at a lower amount than 100 per cent,” said Councillor Michalle Jolly at the Oct. 16 town council meeting. “We’re just trying to sweeten the pot right now,” she said.

considered drinkable, said Councillor Shane Brienen. Because it’s an aesethetic issue and not safety, nearly all the councillors agreed that they were not likely to get 100 per

“We’re just trying to sweeten the pot right now.”

Last year, on April 2, 2011, the District held a referendum and asked Houston residents if they wanted to borrow $4.3 million for a water treatment plant in Houston, but 85 per cent voted no. Since then council has applied for funding for a water treatment plant, but the manganese in the water, though high, is not above safety levels, so the water is still

- Michalle Jolly cent of the funding. If they can get 70 per cent from UBCM, they would only have to borrow roughly $1 million, instead of $4 million, said District CAO Poznikoff. The decision about the grant funding will be made at the end of November, and CAO Poznikoff says they will have another referendum if they have to borrow any money towards the project.

TransCanada open house about gas pipeline to Kitimat By Jackie Lieuwen Houston Today

Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd., a subsidiary of TransCanada PipeLines Ltd, is proposing a 700-km pipeline to take natural gas from the Groundbirch area near Dawson Creek, to a proposed gas liquefaction facility near Kitimat.

Construction is planned for 2015 and the primary purpose is to open new markets for B.C. and Canadian natural gas, said Bruce Wells, director of project planning and execution. Coastal GasLink held an open house on Oct. 16 at the Houston Senior Citizen’s Association Centre

“To date, I can say that we have not had any opposition to the project.”

and collected resumes from a few people who came by asking about jobs.

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Going the distance to prevent spills I want to share a few things with you about the crude oil pipeline industry. Despite what you have undoubtedly heard from various corners of the news media, pipelines are the safest, most economical, and most environmentally sensitive method of transporting petroleum on the planet. Here’s another thing I can tell you — there are no absolutes in life, and that also applies to the pipeline industry. With the Gateway pipeline, we have gone to incredible lengths — extensive geotechnical investigation, special pipe design, tunnels and deep burials — to avoid any possibility of a spill. At the end of the day, however, we can’t guarantee zero spills. No one can. That’s why we’ve also mapped out detailed contingency plans in the areas of preparation and response in the very unlikely event of a spill along the pipeline route. To start with, we announced in July that we will add nearly 100 remotely operated isolation valves along the Gateway twin pipelines, bringing the total to 264 — and we’re continuously updating their locations to ensure optimal placement. That means our control-centre operations staff, and remote pump station employees all

along the line, can shut down and isolate sections of the pipeline at the first hint of a possible leak. Because all our remote pump stations are also staffed 24/7, response to a potential spill will begin immediately. With response equipment stored at those pump stations, our manager of engineering Ray Doering tells me that at least half a dozen local operations staff, joined by additional personnel and local trained response contractors, would be mobilized and attempt to establish containment of any potential leak as soon as possible, based on accessibility. We have designed Gateway to the highest standards of pipeline safety and integrity. Our goal is zero spills. And we’ll still be ready, just in case.

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GAS from Page 1 They will also monitor the pipeline 24 hours, seven days a week when it is running, and run programs in all the communities for public awareness and emergency response, he added. When Councillor

Jonathan Van Barneveld expressed concern about the cumulative affect of pipelines, Wells said that they have done their best to fit their route alongside other proposed pipeline routes. Right now, Coastal GasLink is educating

and getting feedback from communities, landowners and first nations that will be considered in the final plans, says Wells, adding that next year programs will focus more on environmental and engineering concerns.

They have contacted almost 600 landowners, over 400 face-to-face, and have talked to a total of 32 first nations, said Wells. “To date, I can say that we have not had any opposition to the project,” he concluded.

Council discusses the dam at Irrigation Lake By Jackie Lieuwen Houston Today

Fears about the Irrigation Lake dam being ripped out can be put to rest for this year. Following a dam inspection earlier this summer, it was found that the Irrigation Lake dam doesn’t meet B.C. safety standards, and provincial officials said it would be dismantled if no one was willing to take control of it and bring it up to standard. But the dam’s removal would lower the lake depth, damaging fish populations a big recreational attraction and environmental concern - and would leave and Rock Nest Ranch and Rough Ad #EN010-10/12E – 4.3125 x 8

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reasons is because both the Ministry of Environment and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans

because of the environmental and fisheries concerns and the late time of year, nothing is going

“Nothing is going to happen overnight. They can’t tear that dam out on a whim.”

But Michael Glavin, Director of Engineering & Development Services, told town council on Oct. 16 that he doesn’t think anything can happen this year because pulling out the dam would have to be a long, thought-out process. “Nothing is going to happen overnight. They can’t tear that dam out on a whim,” said Glavin. One of the big

- Michael Glavin (DFO) must be involved. Lowering the lake two metres would cause habitat issues for the cutthroat trout stocked in Irrigation every two years. A 1997 document also noted that there is a good chance of endangered plants in shallow, warm-water lakes like Irrigation, and a qualified botanist should survey the area before any major changes. Glavin says

to happen this year. A meeting on Oct. 17 was held to discuss who was interested taking the water licence - which would include liability and dam upgrades and maintenance, said Glavin. No one took control of the water licence at the meeting, but investigation is being made into the costs that would come with it, said Houston District CAO Poznikoff.

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he Northern Gateway hearings have been underway in Prince George for the past week. Many towns and First Nations in northwest B.C. have already taken positions for or against the proposed pipeline (mostly against). Notable exceptions are Burns Lake and Kitimat. Both towns are waiting until all the facts are in before making a decision. It’s true, we need facts to make an informed decision, but what facts remain to be uncovered? What information, exactly, is not available that could sway a person’s decision one way or the other? The hearings themselves have become bogged down in their own remarkable blandness. Every day’s hearings mimic what we heard in Burns Lake when Enbridge visited last week. Whenever a perceived shortcoming or concern is raised about the pipeline, the response from Enbridge is something like, we’d need the kind of engineering that comes after approval to answer a question like that. Enbridge researchers are saying that all the facts are in. In their mind, they have given what can reasonably be expected and they do have a point. Research is expensive, never complete and always open to new facts and technology. It is unreasonable to expect Enbridge to have at hand every detail of every contingency that could arise over every metre of the pipeline from source to terminus. No decision works that way. Even systems that work very well aren’t scrutinized like that and don’t operate like that. If we waited for all the information to be in before we did anything, we’d never actually get started on anything. It’s disingenuous to expect absolute completeness from Enbridge. For communities that have already taken a stand on the pipeline it seems that risk of ecological harm, any ecological harm, is not worth the potential benefit of the pipeline. The reasoning is that no risk is acceptable, and seeing that risk can’t be engineered out of the system completely, then they give an emphatic ‘no’ to the pipeline. This isn’t risk mitigation, it’s risk rejection. Premier Christy Clark has been providing a sideshow suggesting that the province wants to drop a bag of money on one side of the scale and see if it outweighs the risks involved. If B.C. gets its ‘fair share’ of Alberta’s oil revenue, then maybe we’ll go along. There’s nothing about the opposition in Northern B.C. to the pipeline that suggests that a bigger piece of the pie is what protesters are after. Her position will galvanize those already opposed, but her posturing is probably irrelevant anyway as her conditions for provincial approval include community and First Nations support and there doesn’t seem to be much of that going around. For many people, the hearings were over before they started. It never was a question of whether or not Enbridge had a good plan in place for moving bitumen and distillate to Kitimat. It has always been a question of whether risk equalled reward and many individuals and communities were clear from the start that no level of risk is acceptable. If the communities of Burns Lake and Kitimat are waiting for the conclusion of the hearing before making a decision, they still face a final unenviable decision. Does that mean that they are prepared to go along with the recommendations of the panel even if it contradicts the will of the people? Lakes District News

Think first, before you type Years ago, when I first started writing my column, a fellow columnist and I were discussing some of the hateful emails he received from people who didn’t like what he wrote. At the time, I couldn’t imagine getting some of the malicious attacks he did and I told him I was glad I wouldn’t have to deal with that since I was writing a positive slice-of-life column and not the kind of controversial articles he penned. He laughed and said it didn’t matter. “You put yourself out there and some people are going to spew hatred your way,” he said. “I don’t care if you’re writing about sunshine and moonbeams, there are some who will hate you because you’re too happy.” Honestly, I thought he was wrong. He was a cynical, edgy jour-

nalist who fearlessly stoked the fires over hot topics and did so knowing the responses he’d receive. And while I loved his topics and writing style, my approach was the polar opposite. No one would be taking time out to object to anything I had to share.  Turns out I was the one who was wrong. Initially I was astonished by some of the venomous emails that were anonymously sent to me. I wasn’t used to attracting such hostility. But John was right, you put yourself out there and you’re going to get some of that no matter what. I had to decide to accept that fact and learn not to let it upset me, or stop doing what I was doing altogether. As a woman in my forties who was able to grow a thick skin rather quickly, the decision was easy. But how can we expect a kid who isn’t

even making a choice to put themselves out there have that same reaction to cyberbullies? Especially when the attacks are so much worse? Amanda Todd was a beautiful 15-yearold girl from Port Coquitlam, BC who recently committed suicide due to the relentless and horrific cyberbullying she was subjected to for years. Last week I posted a comment on Facebook that stated I hoped the police would be successful in tracking down her cyberbullies and that their acts would one day be considered a criminal offense. Within minutes a woman posted her own video under mine with the message that we shouldn’t be bullying the bullies because that only feeds into the problem and doesn’t prevent it. I have to respectfully disagree. People should be

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Retired judge Thomas Braidwood is “very pleased with the response” to his recommendations on the use of Taser stun guns by police in the wake of Robert Dziekanski’s death in 2007. Braidwood testified Tuesday before a legislature committee, after a senior RCMP official reported on training and procedure changes that led to an 87 per cent reduction in use of Tasers to subdue people. B r a i d w o o d

emphasized that he stands by the core finding of his inquiry, which is that police in B.C. should continue to use them with new training and strict new rules. Those provincewide rules include requiring police to determine that the subject is causing bodily harm or is about to, and mandate that “de-escalation” or crisis intervention techniques be taught and used before a Taser is. He described a basic technique that could have been used when four Richmond RCMP

“ “ officers approached a distraught Dziekanski at Vancouver International Airport. If one of those officers had simply pulled up a chair and sat down, Braidwood said, Dziekanski would likely be alive today. Similar techniques can defuse even violent domestic disputes, rightly considered by police to be their most dangerous calls, said Braidwood, a former prosecutor who went on to serve as a B.C. Supreme Court and Court of Appeal justice. The Taser rules also require police to

“Training and procedure changes led to an 87 per cent reduction in use of Tasers.”

have an automated defibrillator in the car, or in a supervisor’s vehicle in communities of 5,000 people or less. Independent testing of the stun guns is also required, and the rules apply to all municipal police in B.C. as well. On Monday, RCMP Assistant Commissioner Randy Beck told

the committee that new training began in 2011. By then the fallout from the Dziekanski case had led to a steep decrease in use of Tasers. Braidwood noted that so far there has not been a corresponding increase in police use of guns. “Have more police officers been injured while restraining violent subjects, or have

officers discovered that other tools in their arsenal, such as training in crisis intervention techniques, have resolved many of these potentially dangerous confrontations without resorting to use of conducted energy weapons?” he asked. “It would appear to be a fruitful area for more research.” B r a i dwo o d ’s

inquiry led not only to new Taser procedures, but also the establishment of B.C.’s new I n d e p e n d e n t Investigations Office, the civilian-led agency that began work this summer to take control of all policeinvolved incidents that result in death or serious bodily harm. Braidwood said the steps taken since his inquiry have filled a gap in the civilian oversight of police that is “a fundamental tenet that distinguishes Canada from totalitarian or dictatorial states.”

Premier offers olive branch to teachers “Our first goal is long-term labour stability P r e m i e r Christy Clark announced a review of teacher bargaining Wednesday, with a goal of reaching a 10-year agreement that would put an end to decades of battles with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. Clark and Education Minister Don McRae acknowledged at a Vancouver news conference that changing the culture of confrontation between the B.C. government and teachers won’t be easy, and vowed to put even

the most contentious issues on the table for discussion. That includes class size and special needs support, key issues in contract disputes and court actions in recent years. “Our first goal is long-term labour stability with teachers in British Columbia,” Clark said. “Our second goal is to improve how government interacts and works with the BCTF.  These two goals will require compromise on all sides of the table, including ours.” BCTF president

with teachers in B.C.”

- Premier Christy Clark

Susan Lambert said she welcomes the review of the bargaining structure, but is skeptical about the latest promise of meaningful consultation. “It seems to me that talk of a 10-year contract is putting the cart before the horse,” Lambert said. “There seem to be conclusions drawn that would be

properly a product of the bargaining table and not a product of a discussion on the bargaining structure.” The offer comes as the BCTF continued a court challenge to a two-year wage freeze that extends until June 2013. After a year of fruitless negotiations and work-to-rule by teachers, the union membership endorsed

the two-year contract extension reached in June with governmentimposed mediator Charles Jago. McRae said the review will take advantage of work currently being done by a task force of school trustees, and two previous reviews completed by independent mediators. In his 2007 re-

port, mediator Vince Ready said the union and the province’s bargaining agent, the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, need a system for agreeing on the financial costs of various proposals before they can hope to settle contracts. McRae said he has talked with Lambert about the proposal, and he wants to have consultations with teachers, trustees, parent advisory councils and administrators complete by the end of November.

B .C. Views Tom Fletcher “If there are policy changes or legislative amendments that we need to make, we want to get this work done before bargaining resumes next spring,” McRae said.


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The panel of Enbridge experts explained the process that would ensue if there was a full-bore rupture starting into the Burnie River and flowing into the Clore. Christopher Jones, a lawyer representing the Province of B.C., set up the conditions during the hypothetical spill. He said it was a full-bore rupture, assuming closure of the valves within the 13-minute time frame Northern Gateway has established.  It happens late in the evening or during the night in late fall or winter with deep snow covering at the site of the spill along the path but no ice on the river. Kevin Underhill, Enbridge expert witness, said safety would be the first

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priority. He added it would be a tier-3 event and Enbridge would over-respond to it. “It is Enbridge’s practice to overrespond in any type of release,” he said. “We can always send people home if they’re not required.” In conjunction with the tactical response, he said the incident command structure would be directing with the first priority, being safety.  Dr. Elliot Taylor continued with the response. “Just to let you know, this is exactly the sort of thing you do in consultation when you develop the response plans, the detailed response plans. You sit down with a situation like this, you talk to the community, the province, the other parties that are going to be part of an emergency response should the situation arise and to talk through these exact type of examples,” Taylor said. He added the scenario Jones set up was the most difficult along the pipeline. “This is probably the most challenging example we have along the route in terms of access and river characteristics. So, you have chosen the worst case,” he said. 

Early detection and valve closure, something set up in Jones’ scenario, was paramount, Taylor said. “We want to minimize what is going to come out of

is found, if it’s been contained by natural depressions, if a lot of it has been caught up in snow. Snow, he said, acts as an absorbent, and the cold temperatures slow

to divert or collect anything at that location.  More points could be built in downstream of that location.  He pointed out there is a lower flow

“It is Enbridge’s practice to over-respond in any type of release.”

the line,” he added. The next step is assessment, the first task of the personnel who are mobilized. “In a release like this, the indications early on would give the control room a heads-up that this is a major event.” The company, he said, would begin not only mobilizing its own personnel (tier one) but send an alert to the tier two group as well because of the large scope of the rupture. Teams would potentially be coming out of Terrace since there will be access maintained to the tunnel portal, and the other route is via the tunnel out of the Kitimat side.  So potentially responders would come from both points. A first assessment would find out where the rupture happened and assess exactly where the oil

- Kevin Underhill down the movement of the oil. The local terrain at the point of the rupture would be very important in terms of what would be collected naturally and what might be moving towards the river itself. “Those teams that are deployed to the site would be doing the assessments and they would be tackling containment at the spill source,” he said. He added you would divert draindown to catchment rather than let it go into the soil and river. Concurrently, they would be looking at protection measures, or protecting d o w n s t r e a m resources. The first deployment would likely go just down the river, upstream of the confluence with the Copper River. They would work

in the Copper River which has more readily accessible points.  Dale Burgess, an expert witness for Enbridge, added they call the scenario Jones set up a tabletop exercise.  He pointed out the first call from the control centre goes to the on-call personnel who would then call out the emergency response resources. He added they would set up so in daylight they’d be able to respond with helicopters.  Terry Lake, B.C.’s Minister of Environment, said the province is concerned with the lack of detail Enbridge is sharing with its emergency response plans.  “We are concerned with the lack of detail in the plans presented by Northern Gateway in our questioning over the last few days.”  He added they are concerned with the oil spill response time. Lake said Enbridge has promised it wishes to be a world-class company.  “However its record, and the level of detail provided with these plans, doesn’t provide us with evidence of that commitment,” Lake said. He said they are concerned about access to river control points, response to incidents in the winter. “We feel this should be addressed at the approval stage, rather than later,” Lake said.


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The Houston community donated the labour and materials to put a new roof on the home of Adele Murray last Saturday. Contractor Mark Opdendries organized a crew of several dozen people in a workbee by local church volunteers. Top left, Mark Opdendries and Tyler work on the new roof, while, top right, Henry, Jon and Alan do more clean up and construction. Bottom left, Owen, Lee and Tyler work on the roof to prepare for the roof shingles to be brought up.

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Citing continuing losses, Greyhound wants to cut its northwest bus service frequency. The company now runs 11 buses eastbound and 11 westbound each week for a total of 22 along Hwy16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert but should its reduction application be accepted, that frequency could drop to just one each way each day or 14 a week. In its application to the provincial P a s s e n g e r Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Board, the bus company said it could reduce its BC losses by approximately $6.75 million if it was able to eliminate one route and cut service on 15 others. People who wish to comment on Greyhound’s plans have until Oct. 24 to contact the transportation board. Greyhound has been cutting service on routes elsewhere in Canada in the face of rising costs and dropping passenger numbers. The two routes Greyhound wants eliminated run overnight – one west from Prince Rupert to Prince George and

the other east from Prince George to Prince Rupert. The average passenger load on one is 10.5 and the other is 11, with both generating barely $2.30 of revenue per passenger mile. Greyhound BC passenger service manager Grant Odsen did note that the cuts requests would establish minimum levels of service and that the number of runs could increase. “We can just schedule more. We don’t have to apply,” he said. But Odsen did note that any increase in service depends upon an increase in the number of passengers and revenue. He did say that while the regional economy may be picking up, “we haven’t seen a big change in ridership up there.” Greyhound also said the number of people taking the Northern Health Authority’s Northern Health Connections bus service has also cut into its passenger base. That service, which runs from Prince Rupert to Prince George, into northeastern BC and down to Vancouver,

is heavily subsidized by the provincial government via a grant to the health authority. The round trip rate of $40 between Prince George and Terrace is for a service that runs each way four days a week. “The one good thing about the Northern Health Authority service is that you have to have a bona fide medical appointment,” Odsen acknowledged. Odsen said he realized the G r e y h o u n d application would affect people. “I do feel for the smaller communities to some extent and know they will feel cutoff. But we’re seeing a shift in demographics among a number of other things. Unfortunately, we need to make a business case,” he said. Skeena NDP MLA Robin Austin said he hoped people and groups will make comments to the Passenger Tr a n s p o r t a t i o n Board by the Oct. 24 deadline. The board can, if it wishes, hold hearings into applications. “Clearly it’s a service we need in the north,” said Austin of Greyhound. “And

we are trying to stop women from hitchhiking. That can be very dangerous.” Terrace city councillor Stacey Tyers said she’ll be asking for council support in sending a letter advocating that Greyhound not reduce its service. “We are the Highway of Tears,” said Tyers in noting that without bus service, the only method of transportation between locations along Hwy16 for

some people is to hitchhike. Greyhound was last given permission by the Passenger Transportation Board to cut service in 2006. It had asked, based on low ridership numbers, to reduce its service to once each way each day, or 14 trips a week, the same reduction it is now requesting. But after hearings were held in Terrace, Greyhound amended its cut request to the current level of service.

Council concerned about Greyhound services By Jackie Lieuwen Houston Today

The District of Houston is writing a letter to Greyhound opposing their application to reduce service between Prince Rupert and Prince George. Linda Poznikoff, Houston District Chief Administrative Officer, says they are reducing service all

over the province, but here it’s a concern here because of the safety issues along the Highway of Tears. “If they reduce services it puts people in danger and at risk,” she said. Council will write a letter expressing their safety concerns as well as their concerns about reduced parcel delivery.

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assemble the cabin so fast, it was because my wonderful wife Edna came with us and dragged most of the structure up the beach as we nailed it together. Before dark it was up, two beds, a table, some shelves. We lit the propane lantern, ate our prepared lunch, drank coffee, cooked on a campers gas propane stove, and slept where we felt happy and safe from the Grizzly bears that were common in that area. My young couples from USA came and stayed in the cabin for ten days, fished, saw a grizzly bear, many mountain goat and had a beautiful holiday, thanks to Jack Sullivan who was such a good friend.

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Houston Secondary School active golf program By Ted Beck Submitted

Students from the Houston Secondary School gather for a group photo at the end of the golf season.

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Twelve students at Houston Secondary School spent many afternoons this autumn learning, practicing, and playing golf. They had enrolled in Houston Secondary’s new Active Living: Golf Component for students in grades 9-12. Two to three times a week they travelled to Willow Grove Golf Course to receive instruction in essential parts of the game; these included basic swing mechanics, practice routines, chipping, putting, bunker-play, and appropriate golf course

etiquette. When not practicing on the driving range or putting green they played the golf course, rotating through different playing partners each session. The golfers were blessed with the greatest autumn weather in recent memory and Willow Grove remained in great shape right through their last trip to the course on October 16. Special thanks go out to Bonnie and Ray Edgar, owners and operators of the course, who helped facilitate the secondary school use of the Willow Grove Golf and Country Club.

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April 10, 1938 - October 27, 2011 If, I knew it would be the last time that I would see you fall asleep, I would have tucked you in more tightly, and prayed the Lord your soul to keep. If, I knew it would have been the last time That I saw you walk out the door, I would have given you a hug and a kiss, and called you back for just one more. If I knew it would have been the last time I’d hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would have videotaped each action and word, So I could play them back again day after day. For surely there is always tomorrow To make up for an oversight And we always get a second chance To make everything alright.

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Smithers Community Services Association Job Posting – Competition #297 CORR Home Program - Youth Resource Worker/Burns Lake Smithers Community Services Association has an immediate opening for a Youth Resource Worker to assist in our CORR Homes Program in Burns Lake and surrounding area. This is a part time position (approx. 10-15 hrs per week) with a à exiEOe scheduOe. Youth Resource Workers aOso receives a monthOy retainer shouOd a youth Ee residing in the home or not. Position summary: The Youth Resource Worker provides support to young offenders in meeting their court appointed goaOs and reintegrating into their home communities. This position reTuires knowOedge in the appOication of various human and sociaO deveOopment frameworks and demonstrated skiOOs and competencies working with youth. Ongoing support and training is provided. 4uaOiÀFations: A post secondary degree dipOoma or certiÀcate in SociaO Work and experience serving cOients in youth criminaO Mustice or eTuivaOent comEination of education and experience. AppOicants must demonstrate the aEiOity to communicate cOearOy and dipOomaticaOOy and Ee aEOe to work independentOy in a high demand capacity. AdditionaOOy appOicants must undergo a criminaO record check Ee wiOOing to work outside of normaO Eusiness hours and aOso possess a vaOid COass 5 driver¡s Oicense and have access to own transportation. Please apply with resume to: Competition #297 - Youth Resource Worker - Burns Lake 6mithers &ommunity 6erYiFes $ssoFiation 15 ² B RaiOway Avenue Box 759 Smithers BC 90- 210 or Fax to 250-847-3712 or emaiO generaO#scsa.ca -oE 'escription AvaiOaEOe at Smithers Community Services Association &losinJ 'ate: 2FtoEer  


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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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Explosion shuts down pellet plant by Walter Strong Black Press

On the evening of October 9, a small explosion at the Pinnacle Pellet plant in Burns Lake shut down the plant for at least a week. “No one was hurt,” said Leroy Reitsma, Pinnacle chief operating officer. “We’re going through an investiga-

tion process to understand why the process did not behave exactly as we would like to see.” The explosion occurred within the transport system that moves dried wood during the pellet making process. Reitsma wouldn’t say wether it was a combustion explosion or the result of built-up pressure. “In one of the

transport systems for the material that is made into pellets, there was an explosion event that should have been directed out of the process. The result being damage to a surge bin at the end of the transport system,” said Reitsma. Reitsma expected the mill to be running again by early this week.

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Damage to a surge bin seems to be extensive. The Pinnacle Pellet Plant had been running without any significant glitches until the explosion. Plant owners are assessing how damage of this magnitude was possible.

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Houston Public Library Events... Houston Public Library Story Time for children ages 3 to 5 will run every Wed. until Dec. 12 from 1:30-2:30 • ...from this 72.26 acre • An amazing spot to build pm. To register or for more information please parcel in Topley. your dream home! • Approx. 55 acres in • Located in a scenic rural call the library at 250-845-2256. Baby and Me hayfield. Seasonal creek, subdivision on a dead end and Toddler Time will not be available for the Fall dugout, mostly fenced. Bulkley road. Local session. • Thurs., Oct. 25 - 2:30 pm Valley Credit Union July-2007 • Won’t last long... call today! children’s author Lydia Millett. Lydia will be doing EPS Logos to be supplied to Newspapers $ a reading from her new book “Grey’s Journey”. Her book will Pantone colours: Pantone 287 Bluealso be available to purchase. For more info call Marlee 250-845-2256. Pantone 356 Green Pantone 139 Harvest United Church Turkey supper and Silent Auction Friday, Nov. 2 at the Senior’s Activity Centre. Supper ® sittings are 5 & 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 for adults/ seniors and $8 for children under age 12. For ticket reservations call Marianne Dekker at 250845-3484.

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Seniors Bingo is every Tues. at 7 p.m. at Colour Logo File out and Cottonwood Manor. Entry is $1. Come enjoy a fun prize filled evening. Lots of prizes!

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Houston’s Serendipity Craft Sale will be held Sat. Nov. 24 from 10-3 at the Houston Mall. Vendors can pick up registration forms at Bizz’s Pet Grooming in Houston. For more info call Cindy at Structural Firefighting/Hwy Rescue. Interested? Topley Volunteer Fire Dept. is accepting applications. 250-845-2222. The Houston Legion Branch 249: Meeting: 2nd Mon. of the month is Executive, 4th Mon. is General Meeting (we have not been able to get a quorum in months, members please attend)

No experience necessary please contact Byron - F/C 250-696-3348 or come to a fire practice: Thurs. @ 1930 hrs (7:30 pm)

Topley Volunteer Fire Dept. meetings every 2nd Tues. of the month at 7:30 pm. Fire practices every 2011-2012 Thurs. at 7:30 pm.

Houston Secondary Schools yearbooks are now in. Please contact the office to Topley Victory Church services: 10:30 a.m. get yours or pick up your pre-paid copy. webpage: http://hssweb.sd54.bc.ca

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Houston Community Services is open Mon. thru Fri. from 9am to 4pm We have clothing to give Granisle and District Seniors meetings are the 2nd away. Baby clothing; women’s and mens as well and 4th Thurs. of each month at 1pm in the Seniors as children of all ages. Come and check it out! Centre. “Fit For Life.” Senior Exercise @ Cottonwood Manor Granisle Volunteer Fire Department meetings & fire on Mon., Wed., & Fri. @10 a.m. Call Hanne 845- practices every Tues., 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall. 7414 or Bunny 845-7110.

Granisle Church of the Way services are Sun., 11

The Houston Retirement Housing Society is a.m. Bible study is Thurs. at 7 p.m. asking interested parties to provide their names for future vacancies at our Pleasant Valley Village apartments. Please call Roberta@250-845-2257.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Luckies silence Tomahawks at first home game The Houston Luckies fired fans up with a 5 - 2 win against the Lac La Hache Tomahawks last Saturday night. Houston Luckies goals were scored by Brett Mitchel and Skylar Hasell, Tyler Poznikoff, Jaden Janzen and Brett Michel scored. Top Left: Brett Michel, one of the new Luckies players from Burns Lake, scored the game opening goal early in the first period. Top Right: The two cutest mascots, Tucker and Dakoda, eagerly cheer on Daddy Coach Slaney and his Luckies. Middle Right: Luckies Forward player, Patrick Dinelle, faces off against the Lac La Hache Tomahawks. Bottom Right: Jaden Janzen, new Luckies player from Burns Lake, scored the Luckies fourth goal, making the score 4-1 early in the third period. Below: Assistant team captain Skylar Hasell shreds up the ice in pursuit of the puck. Jackie Lieuwen photos/Houston Today


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