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$1.00 + HST Vol. 27 | No. 21 Thursday, October 27, 2011 1

Serving the Bella Coola Valley llley lle ey and the Chilcotin

Chris Czajkowski Gives first Writers' Workshop

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In this section of the Bella Coola River near North Grant Road, hundreds of square metres of riverbank have been washed away in the 2011 flood event. This is just one of the areas of the Valley that has been affected by the changing river pathway.

Emergency management and mitigation: Past, present, and future BY CHRISTINA BOUCHER Emergency management in the Bella Coola Valley, as well as on the Central Coast in general, has become a topic of increasing interest

for residents affected by emergency events in the past few years. The most notable of recent emergency events have been the fires of 2009 and 2010 and the floods of 2010 and 2011. As of 2004, the provincial govern-

ment passed legislation that gave responsibility and control for carrying out emergency management to local governments. At the same time, control over dispersing resources was maintained by the provincial gov-

ernment. Respective roles of government in emergency management are defined by the British Columbia Emergency Response Management System (BCERMS), which you can learn more about at http://www.

pep.bc.ca/bcerms. The lack of integration of these roles has long been a complaint of the Central Coast Regional District (CCRD). Locally, the CCRD emergency program is mandated to prepare for, respond to,

and assist in recovery from serious emergency events. Included in preparedness is the mitigation of emergency events; indeed, a current point of interest for many Valley residents is flood mitigation. Looking at the flood history illuminates the current state of such mitigation. As of September 2010, the CCRD was actively co-facilitating a planning group called the Bella Coola Valley Bedload Working Group that was addressing the serious issues surrounding Thorsen Creek as the first step towards management programs for all area streams. Community consultations had been held for the residents affected by Thorsen Creek, and it was intended that a model be developed and then copied to other stream systems. Emergency Program Coordinator for the CCRD Stephen Waugh notes: “The recovery efforts that followed the 2010 flood of record were such that the immediate threat to property and infrastructure that was presented by Thorsen, Snootli, and Klonnik Creeks was somewhat diminished, albeit temporarily, and our attentions were directed elsewhere to other serious flood-related concerns such as eroding dikes, streambanks and channel changes throughout the valley. “Furthermore, the effects of the 2010 flood were only just being assessed when the September 2011 flood occurred. At this point we're assessing further changes to area streams and attempting to prioritize issues according to their individual mer-

its. “This includes doing an analysis of the critical infrastructure and other values such as residential, recreational and environmental assets that are threatened by any particular flooding situation as well as the potential likelihood of the event occurring. This information will assist in directing lobby efforts and any potential funding to the areas deemed most at risk and of significant value to the communities.” Previous to the flood event of September 23, 2011, the CCRD noted areas of particular concern of the Nusatsum alluvial fan as well as the upper and lower Hagensborg dikes and the gap between them. Waugh notes, “The upper Hagensborg Dike suffered considerable damage and we’re effecting access to the damaged area and seeking assistance for meaningful repairs. The Nusatsum River has eroded considerable sections on both sides and several homes have increased threat as a result. No specific mitigation plans have been finalized, although we have preliminary planning concepts for bedload gravel removal from the Nusatsum River fan.” The CCRD has also called out for Central Coast residents to provide information about damage occurring to their properties as a result of the 2011 flooding. CCRD Chief Administrative Officer Joy Mackay explains, “This request was for purposes of gathering and maintaining statistical informaSEE

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ALL CANDIDATES MEETING School District #49 Board of Trustees Candidates East Zone WHEN: Tuesday November 1 at 7 pm

ATTENTION: ARTISTS & CRAFTSPEOPLE The Arts Council’s Annual

WHO: Everyone is welcome to attend

November 19 and 20

WHAT: Candidates will make opening and closing statements, and will receive questions from the community in this public meeting

Deadline for applications is: Friday, November 11, 2011 Contact: Sheila Wilson at 250 982 2904

WHY: Become informed on the candidates before Election Day, November 19, 2011

ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR Emmanuel Church Bella Coola Sunday Service 7pm

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Bella Coola Seventh-Day Adventist Church Saturday Service Song & Bible Study For Adults & Children 9:30 am Sabbath School Program 10 am Bible Study Church Service 11 am Bella Coola Adventist Academy Offers a Christian Learning Environment for Grades K - 9 Grades 10 - 12 Distance Learning through West Coast Adventist School Principal Rob Parker 799 5910

Central Coast Regional District Board of Directors Candidates Electoral Areas C, D, and E

Notice to Bella Coola Valley Residents Affected by September 2011 Flooding The Central Coast Regional District (CCRD) is requesting that individuals who suffered damage from the recent (September 2011) flood to make their damages known to the CCRD office for statistical purposes. Central Coast Regional District 686 Cliff Street PO Box 186 Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0 Tel: 250-799-5291 Fax: 250-799-5750 Email: info@ccrd-bc.ca Your cooperation and assistance is appreciated.

WHEN: Monday November 7 at 7 pm WHERE: Lobelco Hall WHO: Everyone is welcome to attend WHAT: Candidates will make opening and closing statements, and will receive questions from the community in this public meeting WHY: Become informed on the candidates before Election Day, November 19, 2011

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tion, which is part of the information that the province requests when considering whether a particular event is eligible for Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA).” What other outlets are available to residents who were affected by the 2011 flooding? Residents can appeal to their MLA Gary Coons, and are urged to copy the Solicitor General Shirley Bond with their statement. This type of communication with the provincial government is an exercise in making the concerns of Central Coast residents heard on a larger scale. The Solicitor General holds jurisdiction over Public Safety in the province, which includes Emergency Management and the Disaster Financial Assistance Program that was available to many residents in the wake of the 2010 flood. You can learn more about this program at http:// www.pep.bc.ca/ dfa_claims/dfa. html. Currently, the 2011 Central Coast flood events are not declared eligible for assistance under this program. Locally, the Flood Response Advisory Committee (FRAC) has been appointed as an advisory body to the CCRD board of directors. Mackay clarifies, “The FRAC is not a political entity that receives delegations from citizens lobbying for assistance. The FRAC considers information from a variety of sources, including

professional engineers, aerial photographs, maps, and local government staff and associates, to name a few, in order to assist in the evaluation of locations in the Valley about which there are concerns related to flooding.” Central Coast residents engaging in private activities on their property related to flood mitigation can inquire at the CCRD regarding direction on obtaining supplies, or hiring contractors and engineers for such work. Secondly, if residents want to voice opinions that would inform a flood mitigation plan, they can also approach administration at the CCRD and will be directed to the appropriate audience. Concerned residents may also write Letters to the Editor at the Coast Mountain News to communicate their feelings on flood mitigation in the Valley. Waugh also delineates the roles and responsibilities of government in emergency event mitigation: “The provincial and local governments are not mandated to be responsible for private holdings under their jurisdiction. Public lands, such as parks, water treatment infrastructure, and highways are the responsibility of governments, but private property owners are held responsible for their individual protection. “Obviously, there are situations where private properties become protected by activities that are intended to protect

public infrastructure but, for the record, the protection of individual properties is not a consideration when infrastructure protection work decisions are undertaken.” For most people in the Central Coast affected by the 2011 flood, and for those still cleaning up from the 2010 flood, the onus is on the individual for flood mitigation on their private property. In addition to dealing with clean-up on a private level, many Valley residents have expressed frustration with the status of flood protection structures that were installed long ago, when the provincial government was responsible for emergency management in the province. When responsibility was handed over to the local governments in 2004, these structures were

declared “orphaned” by the Water Stewardship Branch of the Ministry of Environment, thus absolving themselves of any responsibility for the derelict structures. Waugh explains: “The Bella Coola Valley currently has many such structures that are failing but have no agency taking responsibility for their repairs. The upper Hagensborg Dike is the most critical of these structures in the Bella Coola Valley and the province has denied the funding required to address the serious problems that exist in this area.” Citing research on the changing Valley watershed and stream systems as well as predicted weather patterns by climate specialists, Waugh warns that future rainfall events may pose greater challenges than what

cannot simply wait for senior governments to provide resources as many other communities are also asking for increased financial assistance and the revenues available won't be sufficient to undertake the works required. “At the same time,” says Waugh, “one of the initiatives that the local government can take is a continued lobby of senior gov-

ernments to properly undertake protection of their infrastructure. Such efforts have been ongoing over the years and there’s no plan to relax this lobby anytime soon.” As an additional service for Central Coast residents, the CCRD be adding a flood protection fact sheet to their website in the coming weeks.

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Reader comments on changing river To The Editor: When a river moves, it’s because it has filled up its old bed (gravel mainly), and is taking the path of least resistance. Of course this movement takes a lot of good farm land both during normal high water and during floods. Logs also plug its usual route, acting like dams, and so the stream moves. When the river quiets down, and the fish would not be impacted, this exposed, valuable and excess gravel and logs could be removed profitably. Gravel and logs have value. Also this eroded soil sits in the gravel, making it an impossible place for fish to lay eggs. It needs a good stirring up. I could rant on and on, why bother, as I don’t have powerful enough glasses to see the kind of intelligence out there needed to save the fishfarm land or the river. I suppose we’ll just keep raising the dikes, installing rip-rap, and watch what can’t be protected by these methods disappear along with the fish. Perhaps in a hundred years when the values have gone from this unique and beautiful Valley, some agency will come along and turn it into a unique and beautiful hydroelectric project.

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The Discovery Coast Music Festival is one of the highlights of the summer in the Valley for family fun

Allan C. Stewart

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING of the Bella Coola Consumers Co-operative Association PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Sixty-Eighth (68th) Annual General Meeting of the Bella Coola Consumers Co-operative Association will be held:

Music Festival AGM set for November 8 BY: PAUL GRACECAMPBELL Discovery Coast Music Festival Directors have

announced that this year’s annual general meeting (AGM) will be held on Tuesday, November 8th at the SAMS school library

DATE: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 TIME: 7:30 PM PLACE: Lobelco Hall, Bella Coola, BC PURPOSE: Recieve Annual Reports Election of Directors Appointments of Auditors

CENTRAL COAST REGIONAL DISTRICT

Special Resolution to be Voted on:

CALL FOR TENDER

Whereas the Board of Directors of the Bella Coola Consumers Co-operative Association require a quorum of members to carry out the business of the Association, be it resolved that the official minimum number of members required to have an official vote of the Board shall be three (3). They can either be present in person, or, if circumstance demands, vote by phone.

Your Board of Directors

Tenders are being called for Janitorial Services at the Regional District Office. This one-year contract will be in effect January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. Tender forms and further information are available between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm, Tuesday to Friday at:

Special Note: Any member interested in running for a 3-year term as a Director of the Bella Coola Consumers Co-operative is asked to contact any member of the Board for information on the position. Annual Reports with financial statements will be available at the door at the Annual Meeting. Advance copies will be available at the Co-op office the week prior. Door prizes and refreshments will be offered at the meeting.

Central Coast Regional District (626 Cliff St.) Box 186, Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0 Phone: 799-5291 Fax 799-5750 Closing date: 4:00 pm Wednesday, November 30, 2011

at 7pm. We encourage everyone who wants to help create another fantastic festival event to come to the AGM. There are many ways to participate. The Board is looking for new Directors to help guide next summer’s festival. Likewise, committee members are needed to manage key festival tasks. If you’re interested in pitching in to assist with specific activities (prepping food, setting up the site, working with kids, etc.) now is the time to get your name on a volunteer list. Also, long-time Artistic Director Monica Tutt has announced that 2012 will be her final year with the festival. Individuals interested in applying for the Artistic Director position should attend the AGM or send along a brief expression of interest.

Major tasks of the new Board will include reviewing applications and selecting the new Artistic Director for the 2013 festival. The successful applicant can expect to spend some time before the 2012 festival working with Monica to “learn the ropes” before taking over the following year. Details to be arranged. In other news, Directors are currently planning this year’s Rudolph Rock fundraiser/dance to be held on Saturday December 10th. Those interested in being a part of this rocking evening of fun are invited to attend a planning meeting immediately following the AGM. Come on out and help the Valley ring with music!

STAFF: Editor: Christina Boucher $116.07 (plus HST)

E-Mail: CMNews@caribooadvisor.com

Contributors: Paul Grace-Camplbell, David Dowling, Kevin O'Neill, Doug Wilson, Joan Sawicki, Paul Martiquet, Allan C. Stewart, Ara Thommasen Consultant: Angela Hall


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Chief Marilyn Baptiste wins award for her spirited defense of environment

CENTRAL COAST REGIONAL DISTRICT SCHOOL DISTRICT 49 (Central Coast) NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING

PRESS RELEASE VANCOUVER – The Wilderness Committee announced today that Chief Marilyn Baptiste, of Xeni Gwet’in, was given the 2011 Eugene Rogers Environmental Award for her work on behalf of the Tsilhqot'in Nation to protect Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) from being destroyed by the proposed Prosperity Mine. The Eugene Rogers Award has been given out once a year since 1992 by the Wilderness Committee at its Annual General Meeting to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to environmental protection. The award comes with a $1,000 prize. Chief Baptiste is the elected leader of Xeni Gwet’in, one of the communities of the Tsilhqot’in Nation, whose territory largely lies to the west of the Fraser River and Williams Lake, BC. Throughout 2010 Chief Baptiste became known as a spirited speaker who traveled the province on behalf of the Tsilhqot'in Nation to explain the importance of Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) to the Tsilhqot'in people and to call for the cancellation of plans to destroy the lake in order to put in a huge open-pit copper and gold mine. The proposed mine was named ‘Prosperity’ by the mining company Taseko Ltd that holds the claim. Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) is home to an estimated 80,000 rainbow trout and would have been used as a toxic tailings pond had the mine gone ahead. In November of 2010, the federal government of Canada turned down the project, citing unacceptable environmental impacts, even though the BC government had earlier green-lighted the proposed mine.

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the Central Coast Regional District that an election by voting is necessary to elect four Area Directors, and three School Trustees and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are: AREA DIRECTORS – Four (4) to be elected

Marilyn Baptiste, Chief of XeniGwet'in “Through all the drama of the BC government approval of the mine, and then the federal government rejection of the mine, Chief Baptiste remained a clear and passionate voice for the protection of Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) and the surrounding environment it sustains,” said Joe Foy, National Campaign Director of the Wilderness Committee. “We are proud to give this award to such a strong voice for the protection of the environment,” said Foy. Taseko Mines Ltd. is now proposing to turn neighbouring Little Fish Lake into a toxic tailings pond and is asking the federal government of Canada to reconsider their mine proposal. Chief Baptiste and the Tsilhqot'in Nation remain opposed to the company’s mine plans. Eleven environmental groups, including the Wilderness Committee, have recently said that a gold and copper mine at Little Fish Lake would be even more of an environmental disaster than the company’s original proposal and must be turned down for federal public review.

CENTRAL COAST REGIONAL DISTRICT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 49 (Central Coast) NOTICE OF MAIL BALLOT VOTING – Electoral Area ‘A’ 2011 General Local Elections 1. WHO CAN VOTE BY MAIL? On Saturday, November 19, 2011, from 8 am to 8 pm, the Central Coast Regional District will hold the general local elections for Electoral Area Directors and School Trustees. Only those eligible Electors who are registered to vote in Electoral Area ‘A’ (including Denny Island, Ocean Falls & Oweekeno Village) may vote by mail. 2. WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE? You are eligible to vote by mail if you are registered as: • a resident elector (i.e., you live in Electoral Area ‘A’ OR • a non-resident property elector (i.e., you live elsewhere in BC but you own property in Electoral Area ‘A’) In addition, you must meet all of the following requirements to vote: 1. You must be 18 years of age or older on general voting day (November 19, 2011). 2. You must be a Canadian citizen. 3. You must have been a resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately before you register to vote. 4. You must have (a) been a resident of Electoral Area ‘A’ for at least 30 days immediately before you register to vote (for resident electors), OR (b) owned property (land) in Electoral Area ‘A’ for at least 30 days immediately before you register to vote (for non-resident property electors). 5. You must not have been disqualiÀed by law from voting. 3. HOW DO YOU REGISTER TO VOTE? In order to vote by mail you must be registered on the Central Coast Regional District’s List of Electors, either in advance or at the time of voting. An application form will be included in your mail ballot package. If you wish to conÀrm that your name is on the Central Coast Regional District List of Electors, or you want to register a change of name or address, contact the Central Coast Regional District ofÀce at 250-799-5291 or email info@ccrd-bc.ca. It is the voter’s responsibility to ensure they are registered. 4. MAIL BALLOT PACKAGE Mail ballot packages will be delivered to communities within Electoral Area ‘A’ commencing October 31, 2011 and will be available for pick up at the Post OfÀce on Denny Island, Ocean Falls and Oweekeno, during regular business hours. To be counted, mail ballots must be received at the Denny Island, Ocean Falls or Oweekeno Post OfÀce no later than 4:00 pm on Mon-day, November 14, 2011 OR if mailed directly, mail ballots must be received by the Chief Election OfÀcer before 8:00 pm on General Voting Day, Saturday, November 19, 2011. It is the responsibility of the voter to ensure their ballot is received in time to be counted. 5. CONTACT INFORMATION Joy MacKay, Chief Election OfÀcer, Central Coast Regional District 686 Cliff Street, Box 186, Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0 Phone: 250-799-5291 Fax: 250-799-5750 Email: info@ccrd-bc.ca

Surname

Usual Names Residence

Election Jurisdiction

ANDERSON DiGUISTINI EMERY HYDE LANDE LEE McCULLAGH SMART TALLIO

David Thor Stephen Christine Brian Ingmar Cathi Jim Ivan

Area E Area D Area A Area E Area C Area A Area A Area C Area D

630 Cliff St., Bella Coola 1020 McLellan Road, Hagensborg 2 Croil Lake Rd, Denny Island 1216 Clayton St., Bella Coola 2668 Michelle Dr. Hagensborg Denny Island 52 Shearwater Rd., Denny Island 1878 MacKenzie Hwy, Hagensborg Box 731, Bella Coola

SD 49 SCHOOL TRUSTEE – Three (3) to be elected Usual Names Marisa Russ Nicola Christina Kelly Monica

BLEWETT HILLAND KOROLUK MECHAM NATTRASS WALKUS

Residence 2902 Quenton Rd., Hagensborg 1450 Highway 20, Bella Coola 2863 Highway 20, Hagensborg 926 4 Mile Subdivision, Bella Coola 2526 N. Saloompt Rd., Hagensborg 1344 Hwy 20, Bella Coola

Election Jurisdiction East Zone East Zone East Zone East Zone East Zone East Zone

VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS GENERAL VOTING OPPORTUNITIES will be open to qualified electors at the following places during the hours indicated on November 19, 2011: Location

Address

Sir Alexander Mackenzie School

1961 Hwy 20, Hagensborg

Bella Coola Elementary School

808 MacKay St., Bella Coola

Voting Hours 8:00 am to 8:00 pm 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

ADVANCE VOTING will be available to qualified electors as follows: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Central Coast Regional District, 626 Cliff St., Bella Coola, BC 8:00 am to 8:pm ELECTOR REGISTRATION If you are not on the list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To register you must meet the following qualifications: • 18 years of age or older • Canadian citizen • resident of BC for at least 6 months immediately preceding voting day • resident of OR registered owner of real property in the Central Coast Regional District for at least 30 days immediately preceding voting day, and • not otherwise disqualified by law from voting. Resident electors who are not registered on the list of electors, are required to produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity. Non-resident property electors must produce 2 pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, proof that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if applicable, written consent from the other property owners. Joy MacKay Chief Election Officer


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Local election coverage: 2011 Central Coast Regional District candidates The Coast Mountain News has offered space for each candidate in the upcoming local election to present their platform and provide a statement of introduction for their candidacy. All candidates have been

Christine Hyde – CCRD, Electoral Area E candidate 1. My husband Don and I moved to Bella Coola in 1993 from Williams Lake after closing a business we operated there for over 25 years. I have served on the CCRD as a director for Area E for the past 4 years, and have been Chair of the Board for the past 2 years. Over the years I have served on many committees and boards in Williams Lake and Bella Coola. I am employed at Bella Coola General Hospital as Manager of Support Services. 2. Having always felt a strong connection and obligation

invited to appear at a public All Candidates Meeting on November 7 to receive your questions in person. The Editor has posed the following questions to all candidates:

to serve, and a keen interest in local government, I earned a degree from Simon Fraser University in Political Science and Canadian Studies. My experience over these past years can only benefit the community and CCRD. 3. I live and work in Area E, representing the Bella Coola Townsite, where the CCRD has joined with the Nuxalk Band as they investigate wastewater treatment and ways in which the townsite may be able to participate. We provide support to the Bella Coola Volunteer Fire Department, which included a new fire truck. We continue to contract with the Nuxalk for our water supply. Flooding in the Bella Coola Valley, and all of the associated problems that come with that has been a major focus and will continue to be until we find some satisfactory solutions. I would like to see the CCRD and First Nations come together to find ways to make our Central Coast communities can become more self sufficient, sustainable and economically viable.

CENTRAL COAST REGIONAL DISTRICT

CALL FOR TENDER Tenders are being called for Janitorial Services at the Bella Coola Airport terminal. This three-year contract will be in effect January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014. Tender forms and further information are available between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm, Tuesday to Friday at: Central Coast Regional District (626 Cliff St.) Box 186, Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0 Phone: 799-5291 Fax 799-5750 Closing date: 4:00 pm Wednesday, November 30, 2011

1) Please tell the community a bit about yourself. You may list experiences or positions held that relate to your candidacy. 2) Why do you think you would make a good candidate for your respective

Brian Lande, CCRD Electoral Area C candidate I would like to say it is positive to see the number of people seeking office. It is always good to have lively discussions around the issues facing the CCRD. 1. I have been on the CCRD board for 16 years in total. I first served 7 years between 1986 and 1993. I did not run for office in 1993 because of my late wife's illness. I ran again in 2002 and have served ever since. I have always enjoyed working for the residents of the CCRD. I am presently a member of the Bella Coola Harbour Authority [8yrs] and I have also spent many years on other boards through my 40 years residing in the Bella Coola Valley. 2. As a Candidate, I feel that with my years of service both as a elected official and a volunteer in the community, I am ready to for the ongoing challenges facing the community and its future. 3. There are many issues facing our community. The most important one is the necessary river work needed in the valley which your board has been constantly wrestling with ever since I been on the board. I believe the board has to make some very important decisions in the coming year as to how we are going to move forward and pay for any new infrastructure. The whole economic future of our valley depends on the implementation of necessary River Works in all Geographic areas of the valley. We need to update our land use plan and identify areas were we can have future development in order to improve our economic tax base. We also need to improve our recreational facilities in the valley in an affordable manner for our community.

Jim Smart, CCRD Electoral Area C candidate 1) I have been a business owner/ entrepreneur most of my working life and have learned plenty about what it takes to do more, with less. I’ve been living, working and investing here in the Valley for almost 20 years. Presently I’m living in Hagensborg with my wife, Rosemary and son, Patrick. 2) My knowledge of business, planning, board functions and the Valley community is the value that I will bring as a director on the Regional District Board. 3) In my opinion, local government has a great responsibility to the community for fiscal management, accountability and transpar-

David Anderson, CCRD Electoral Area E candidate, 1) Experience: 30+ years successful business experience (disciplines of: accounting, management consulting, planning and economic development); extensive leadership experience in private and public sectors; fully functioning knowledge and familiarity with CCRD’s mandate, history, issues, capacity, jurisdiction, finance and plan (former employer) 2) I offer: professionalism; extensive board experience; financial expertise; ability to focus on what’s important to the community; proven track record working with local commissions, committees

ency. The local economy is at the top of my list. Businesses need to be growing and people want to be working. “There are few, if any, factors that make as important a contribution to the affluence of a society as the workforce’s productivity.” (Carter Group Weekly Recap Oct 14/11) The Valley is full of creative, progressive, capable people with great ideas. These people will drive the economy if the local government allows the growth and development. In my opinion, a community needs three industries to be self-sustaining. We have that potential. Another one of my priorities is flood management. Local government should focus on keeping people safe, not disaster clean-up.

Ivan Tallio, CCRD Electoral Area D candidate, will run a statement in the November 10 issue of the Coast Mountain News

office? 3) What are the important issues that you would like to comment on or focus on if elected to the position you are running for?

and non-profit organizations - (Forestry, past President), (Agriculture, past Chair), (Tourism, directed marketing and development plans as well as funding structuring/ access); key involvement with infrastructure initiatives (community halls, harbour, trails and fair/rodeo grounds) 3) Issues: Job/ employment creation and business opportunities - No tax increases - Cutting costs (“doing more/ with less/working smarter”) - Restoring landfill/dump operations - Town Site Beautification – Enhanced Emergency Management, Continuous government lobbying for road maintenance/ disaster relief/ ferry – Improved: governance, communications, longterm planning and efficiencies (no more wasting financial and human resources) –

Full accountability, transparency and disclosure (no more secrecy) - THE TIME HAS ARRIVED FOR CHANGE - What has been occurring/ transpiring obviously hasn’t worked (dismal achievements include: (1) Twice the unemployment and income assistance dependency rates as the province, (2) Largest regional population decrease in BC, (3) Significantly lower than average incomes, (4) Second highest serious crime rate in BC, (5) Low life expectancy, and (6) Exceptionally high infant mortality) - No more socio-economic stagnation! – We must move forward together - We require “New Blood” - Strong and progressive leadership that’s: professional, focused, forward thinking, creative, proactive, committed, experienced and strategic/goal oriented

Thor DiGuistini, CCRD Electoral Area D Candidate 1) I’m a family man and a selfemployed tradesperson. I have resided in the Bella Coola Valley for the past six years and previously resided in the Valley from 1975 to 1984. As well as running a business, I also teach shop class for Grade 12 and adult education students. I enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, sledding, quading, our hobby farm that sports a full size garden, farm animals and fruit trees, and of course tinkering in my shop. My faith is in Yaweh (God). My wife and I moved here to finish raising our family in a more organic way and be a

part of this community both personally and professionally. 2) I believe I make a good candidate because of my connectedness to the community at both a family and professional level. 3) The main issues I would focus on are economic development, safety and security of homes and properties, family-centered activity resources, all balanced with both preserving and maintaining the natural beauty and resources of this valley.


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Local election coverage: 2011 School Trustee Electoral Zone East candidates The Coast Mountain News has offered space for each candidate in the upcoming local election to present their platform and provide a statement of introduction for their candidacy. All School Board candidates have been invited to appear at a public All Candidates

Kelly Nattrass 1) I am a bookkeeper by trade, but some of you will know me from my various jobs at the Career Centre, the library, and Moore’s Market to name a few. I have three children. My daughter Megan lives here in the Valley with my grandson Damion, who is in kindergarten at BCE. I am interested in serving on the Board because I am looking for opportunities to contribute to our community. The Bella Coola Valley is my home and I want to do my small part to make it better. 2) I firmly believe that healthy communities start with healthy children. I would love to help

Monica Walkus 1) My name is Monica Walkus. I was born and raised in Bella Coola and am a member of the Nuxalk Nation. I am currently working for the Nuxalk Health and Wellness as their Patient Travel Administrator. Throughout the years, I have taken on various positions in the secretarial and financial areas. I have had the opportunity to be a Board Member of the Nuxalk Education Authority and First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation/ First Peoples’ Heritage, Language, and Culture Council. In addition, have volunteered my time with the Residential School Survivors in assisting them with applications, phone calls, as well as just being there to listen. In 2008-09 I coordinated a Residential School project which included workshops, gatherings, the construction and erection of the totem pole which

Marissa Blewett 1.My name is Marisa Blewett and I have lived in the valley for 32 years. My husband and I have raised our two daughters here and both were very involved in the school and their extra-curricular activities. Both girls graduated in 2008 and 2010, and as parents we are very proud of all their accomplishments. I have also been

Meeting on November 1 to receive your questions in person. The Editor has posed the following questions to all candidates: 1) Please tell the community a bit about yourself.

effect positive change at our school board. I have excellent communication skills and 25 years experience in business and financial administration. I have the desire, the time, and the willingness to do this job. I intend to utilize all of these skills to ensure that I do this job to the very best of my ability. 3) If elected, I will focus on listening to what everyone’s concerns are and then learn how to best serve the public interest. I will visit the schools on a regular basis, attend PAC meetings, meet with the teachers, engage the students, and be available to anyone willing to share their concerns

stands in front of the old Nuxalk Band Office. 2) If elected, I would bring a wealth of knowledge as well as my life and work experiences. I have worked with the public for the last 20 years in the Secretarial/ Receptionist field. Financial responsibilities have been a part of my work both in my term with OKNTC and my present position of Patient Travel Administrator. These work environments have given me the ability to meet deadlines and make decisions under pressure. 3) Areas of importance are: the support for students for life after school and the concern of split grades, and getting class sizes down. I would support and encourage the integration and communication of students, parents, and teachers in the entire Bella Coola Valley.

very involved in their education since they were 3 years old and began pre-school. For me, being an involved parent was and is very important. For 13 years I was a member of the school’s Parent Advisory Council and contributed ideas and helped with whatever was needed to be done. I was vice-president and ultimately became president and enjoyed the many challenges these roles brought. I still enjoy walking into the school and seeing the many familiar faces and getting to know the new ones. 2.I believe I would make a good candidate because I feel I have a genuine inter-

est in the students and want to see them succeed and become happy and confident adults in society. By developing skills in all areas of their lives, they will go on to achieve their own personal potential. 3.If elected, I will want to ensure that our schools provide our children with an education second to none. I want to be a voice on behalf of the students and their parents in our community and will do my part to encourage better student achievement by providing the programs they need; and, therefore help to produce tomorrow’s leaders, thinkers and players.

2) Why do you think you would make a good candidate for the School Board? 3) What are the important issues that you would like to comment on or focus on if elected to the School Board?

Christina Mecham 1) I have lived in the Bella Coola Valley for twenty-two years. I have worked as a family support worker for Healthy Beginnings for the past nine years, helping families work toward their goals. Raising four children here in the Valley and giving a home to many of their friends has given me an appreciation for a partnership between families and school. Volunteerism has been an important part of my life, as I want to give back to my community. I have been on the Fall Fair and Agriculture Advisory committee for at least four years. I also enjoy volunteering as dispatch for the Nuxalk fire department.

Nicola Koroluk 1) My name is Nicola Koroluk and I have lived in Bella Coola for 14 years. Since moving to the Valley, I have worked and volunteered with many different groups. For the last 4 ½ years I have been involved with the education system as a parent, substitute teacher, and chair of BCE Parent Advisory Committee. With three children enrolled in the public school system, I feel that it is critical that our school system offers positive education opportunities that allow our children to succeed in a very competitive world. This includes ensuring that necessary courses are available to allow students to pursue all types of

post secondary education opportunities. 2) One issue that has frustrated me over the last four years is the breakdown in communication between all levels of district staff, parents, community members, and students. As a school trustee, I hope to be able to assist in strengthening these communication channels. 3) I believe it is important to ensure that classroom teachers get the support that they need to allow all students to meet their full potential. As a small School District, budget allocation is difficult. If elected as trustee, I would look for opportunities to provide more funding and support to the classrooms. I would also build on the work done by previous trustees to ensure that plans to construct the new high school continue. I will always be available to hear concerns that exist within the school system.

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I have found the last three years as an SD#49 Trustee very rewarding. 2) All four of my children have been enrolled in SD#49: one graduated, one is close to graduating, and two are halfway through school. As a parent of four Nuxalk children, I know what it takes to get them through school. I am very proud of our small School District, as it delivers quality education for our valley. I’m always aware of the respect and care I have for this community in my position as a Trustee. 3) The current board of school trustees is very focused and balanced. I feel that we have been listening to and addressing concerns from Valley residents as they are presented to the Board. We have and will continue to follow our aim to put the children first. I believe there is evidence to show that we do that! If re-elected, I will enjoy being part of a system that works well.

Russ Hilland 1. I've lived in Bella Coola since 1960, except for 1965-1970 when I worked at Namu in the summer and attended UBC in the winter. 2. During my 18 years as a Trustee, the Boards of Education I've served on have been able to adapt the curriculum to reflect more closely what our community would like to see and to more adequately serve the needs of our community - all the while exercising prudent utilization of funding provided by the Provincial Ministry of Education, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and our many other partners. The future of our community will be greatly influenced by the educational opportunities and choices we offer our students, and how well we are able to assist them in achieving their goals. 3. Some of the important issues I would encourage the new Board of Education to pursue are: * Securing additional support / funding for Special Ed and Individualized learning * Continuing to support and develop District Early Education initiatives * Expansion of the District Trades and Adult Ed programs * With guidance from the Aboriginal Education Enhancement Committee and leadership from the Co-ordinator of Aboriginal Studies, strengthen and improve the Nuxalk First Nation cultural, language and arts curriculum * Consolidation of SAMSS and NES in preparation for the anticipated increases in enrollment beginning in 2013/2014 * Succession planning, so that as staff leave the District we can recruit and retain competent, dedicated replacements

Notice: The opinions expressed by the CCRD and Board of Education Trustee candidates are held by the respective candidate and do not reflect the opinions or political position of the Coast Mountain News


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Staff vs. student basketball entertains at Acwsalcta

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Cathy Robson shoots, watched by student Sherman Snow. Competition was fierce, and the final score very close, with the students winning by two points. Similar contests will be held regularly throughout the winter.

Which Central Coast Regional District electoral area do you live in? Take notice for information on voting in the upcoming election on November 19, 2011: Electoral Area C Tweedsmuir west to Augsburg Church Electoral Area D – Augsburg Church west to Tatsquan and including Townsite reserve Electoral Area E – Bella Coola Townsite excluding reserve All Bella Coola Valley residents vote on East Zone School District candidates (three East Zone candidates to be elected)

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Andrew Richard Ratcliff of Bella Coola passes at 99

BY: DOUG WILSON Four am in the morning of September 18, 99 year old Andrew Richard Ratcliff peacefully passed away in the Bella Coola Hospital. Andrew Ratcliff was a Bella Coola Valley resident since arriving in the community of Bella Coola as a four year old with his parents Milo and Margery Ratcliff in 1916. Andrew was born at Durkee, Oregon on April 11, 1912. The Ratcliff family took up homestead in the Firvale area of the Bella Coola Valley. Here stumps were rooted out by hand to clear the land. As a child and young man growing up with his brothers Norman, Bob, Sister Mildred, and half brother Joe Goff, Andrew with his siblings took their schooling in this part of the valley. Do you have something you need to sell! Why not put it in the Coast Mountain News Classifieds! Email: cmnews@ cmnews@ belco.bc.ca caribooadvisor.com or call Caitlin at Christina 250-982-2696

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For 95 years, Firvale was Andrew’s home, and today Firvale continues to bear the name Ratcliff. Hunting, trapping, fishing and the busy life of a farm, earned Andrew the survival instincts, knowledge, and wildlife expertise that he carried with him, and was well known for through his entire life. Just west of the original Ratcliff family homestead, in late 1958, Andrew and his wife Edith developed their own family home, surviving floods and a forest fire at this location. They raised their three sons, Donald, Elmer, and Lee and later two grand children Caroline (VanderMinne) and Gwena Ratcliff also at this Firvale home. Eldest daughter, Mary (Wilson) had by 1958 herself married and already left home. Eldest son Ken had

for some years prior resided with his uncle Bob Ratcliff, and continued to do so on the original Ratcliff homestead. On May 24, 2011, Andrew and Edith quietly celebrated 74 years of marriage, sharing their celebration with family and friends. There was great hope that Andrew could have made it to 100 years, but sadly this was just not to be. Andrew had many occupations over his 99 years, but Andrew will be most remembered for his love of being in close proximity to wild animals. Andrew cherished his Firvale home because it was here where black bear, Grizzly bear, deer, mountain goats, foxes, coyotes, and the odd cougar were known to pay visits to Andrew’s personal environment. Andrew also loved to point out the puffs

of white high on the mountain side, the bright white of mountain goats on the adjacent mountain, a mountain that rose almost at Andrew and Edith’s door step, giving Andrew a panorama view of nature at its finest, including watching eagles trying to knock kid goats off the cliffs. Even as a very senior, senior citizen one cougar got a little too close at Andrew’s back door and Andrew nailed that un-expecting feline by quickly reversing his cane, the reversed handle of the cane came down hard like a blacksmith’s hammer. Andrew did not kill the big cat, but the cat was not likely to ever see out of that particular eye again. Sons, daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren all were either in the Bella Coola Valley for Andrew’s planned service, or on the way, then the rains came. The floods caused some family members to turn around and others to escape being stuck in the valley, as last years flood had trapped so many. The burial service could not take place because of the floods on the planned day; Andrew was quietly buried three days later with close valley family members in attendance. Andrew is survived by his wife Edith, his daughter Mary and husband Doug, sons, Kenneth, Donald and Debbie, Elmer and Roseanne and Lee and Linda. Many grand children, great grandchildren, and

CENTRAL COAST REGIONAL DISTRICT SCHOOL DISTRICT 49 (Central Coast) DECLARATION OF NO CANDIDATES I, Joy MacKay, Chief Election Officer for the Central Coast Regional District do hereby declare, pursuant to Section 74 of the Local Government Act, that NO candidates have been nominated for election to the office of Director, Electoral Area B for the term ending in December 2014. Given under my hand at Bella Coola, British Columbia, this 24th day of October, 2011. Joy MacKay Chief Election Officer

great, great grand children, all loved, but far too many to list. Ken’s wife Arda predeceased Andrew, as well as his brothers Bob, Norman, Sister Mildred (King) and Joe Goff. Grandson Allen and wife Leann traveled from Lethbridge, Alberta, with great grandsons Brandon, Devyn and granddaughter Kathy Wilson’s son Jacob, had arrived in Bella Coola for the day of the planed service. Lee and Linda Ratcliff, their daughter Donna (Forseille) of McLeese Lake with her children, son Seth and daughter Jorja, also traveling Lee and Linda’s son Dan of Fort St. John with his two sons Tennyson and Holden. This family made it as far as Anahim Lake before unfortunately having to turn back with the road closed over the mountains.

Invitation to Register CCRD Contractor List ATTENTION EQUIPMENT OWNERS AND BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS The Central Coast Regional District (CCRD) wishes to develop a hired equipment and contractor list for the provision of emergency mitigative and response works within the Bella Coola Valley. Services required may include but may not be limited to earth-moving/ excavation, logging/falling/ bucking, traffic control, project management, environmental monitoring, etc. A detailed information package is available for pickup at the CCRD office: 626 Cliff Street, Bella Coola, BC Tel: 250-799-5291 Fax: 250-799-5750 Registrations will be received until 4:00 pm, November 4, 2011, on forms provided in the information package. Any individual or business indebted to the CCRD must settle all debts before being eligible for contracted work.

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CCRD discuss development of an enhanced flood response plan BY: KEVIN O’NEILL The regular monthly meeting of the Central Coast Regional District was held on October 13. The primary focus of the meeting was a review of the 2012 strategic work plan. As a result, additions were made including the possibility of creating a local service area to provide Denny Island with potable water, investigating the feasibility of a sewage system for the townsite and, most importantly, the development of an enhanced flood response plan. Also, possible renovations to the newly acquired CCRD office building will be under consideration. Another focus was the deteriorating condition of the upper Hagensborg dike. Hydro-technical reports prepared in the wake of our most recent flood event (2011) were received by directors and recommendations issuing from these reports were adopted. As soon as proper access to the upper dike is estab-

lished, it is hoped sufficient repairs can be completed ahead of future high water events. Alternate director Martin Antoniuk provided the longawaited welcome news that our valley library has indeed found a new home in the Co-op store. Renovations to accommodate the new tenant have already begun, and the library expects to open in its new location early in the New Year! The board expressed its gratitude to Mr. Antoniuk for his considerable efforts towards achieving this most positive outcome. The directors received a final accounting of the funds donated after the September 2010 flooding. A total of 154 separate donations resulted in more than $67,000 being made available to those residents most in need. The board would once again like to thank those who donated money and/or time to help their neighbors; we should all be most proud of the manner in which this community came together in a time of

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such extreme need. A letter detailing this year’s many program activities was received from Bear Aware Coordinator Ellie Archer. The board is most appreciative of her efforts, and will provide a letter in support of the program’s continuation in 2012. Finally, two directors and our chief administrative officer attended the annual convention of the Union of BC Municipalities in September. Faceto-face meetings with several BC government ministers were held, and areas of concern to this regional district were discussed.

Opinion: Democracy is an interactive process BY JOAN SAWICKI Election day for both Regional District Directors and School Trustees is Saturday, November 19. Elsewhere in this issue you can read about the boundaries of your voting area and the statements of your candidates. Our valley is continuing to go through a very difficult time on several fronts. We need to understand what is within the jurisdictions of our local politicians to solve – and what is not. In deciding whom to vote for in a small community such as ours, the advantage is that everyone knows almost everyone else. With candidates run-

ning for re-election, we have the record of what they have done over the past three years. But, familiarity can be a disadvantage too. With new candidates, we can’t assume that just because they are neighbours or have served with us on some committee we know what positions they will take on issues that matter to us, or what direction they would lead our community over the next three years. Weighing all these factors is what election campaigns are (or should be) about. In my opinion, openly sharing ideas for solving local challenges and building the kind of community we all want is

the exciting part of election campaigns. That’s why I believe All Candidates meetings are so important – and I want to thank Coast Mountain News for once again sponsoring these meetings that provide the opportunity to have these discussions. To each of the candidates running for elected office, thank-you for putting your name forward. I hope you will use the All Candidates meetings to share your thoughts with us and let us know your vision for our community. To members of the community, our part of the job is to make the effort to come out to All Candidates meetings, to ask questions

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CALL FOR TENDER Tenders are being called for a Maintenance Person for the Bella Coola Townsite water system. This one-year contract will be in effect January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. Tender forms and further information are available between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm, Tuesday to Friday at: Central Coast Regional District (626 Cliff St.) Box 186, Bella Coola, BC V0T 1C0 Phone: 799-5291 Fax 799-5750 Closing date: 4:00 pm Wednesday, November 30, 2011

and to weigh carefully the candidates’ words and commitments. Working at its best, democracy is an interactive process – a contract between the ‘governed’ and the ‘governing’; between citizens and those whom we elect to make decisions on our behalf. As we approach these local elections in November, let’s all make a personal commitment to show up, to care, to participate. As the moderator for the Regional District All Candidates’ meeting at Lobelco Hall on Monday, November 7, at 7 p.m., I look forward to seeing everyone there!

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Chilcotin writer Chris Czajkowski gives first writers’ workshop BY: ARA THOMMASEN I was afraid I would be the only one showing up at the writer's workshop with Chris Czajkowski last weekend. But my fears were assuaged when I saw more than two vehicles parked outside the art house when I arrived. A handful of other writers were there for the workshop. "I've never done a writer's workshop before," Czajkowski confessed, "Would you like to know how I first became published?" Would we? These were the secrets our amateur ears were dying to hear. The six of us leaned in close as she began to tell us the story. It started with a little luck, she said, in the form of two great connections. The first was the gradual decision followed by the shaky process of writing a letter to Peter Gzowski, the host of Morningside on CBC radio. How surprised she was when a few months later she emerged from the wilderness to receive accolades from friends and family

about the letter they'd heard on the radio. Some months down the road she sent some work in to Harrowsmith Magazine. It was then she learned to work with an editor. This was a difficult phase but the result was published work. "When they point out what's wrong with your work, don't get angry," she says, "You don't have to do exactly what they tell you to do. They do know what the weak parts are, but there is usually some space to negotiate how to fix them." In the process of editing the article for Harrowsmith magazine, Chris got to know some of the editors at Camden House publishers. They later accepted her first book, "Cabin at Singing River." It took the standard 2 years to publish, and came out in 1991. The second book accepted was “To Stalk the Oomingmak,” by Aquarelle Publishing. It only took a year to process, so it came out first, in 1990. She went on to give us some names of BC publishers.

She advised us to find out beforehand who publishes what, as this is an important but often overlooked step when deciding where to send your manuscript. "Don't be afraid to tell your stories," she said. "You might think your life here is boring, but to a city person it's incredibly interesting." After all, where else can you find bears in your front yard and bald eagles at the garbage dump, salmon spawning in the river and seven types of edible wild berries? We talked about honing our craft over coffee and muffins. When you get a group of writers together, especially those from a small town, you are bound to have some differences. But as we talked, we shared our zeal and creative goals. We chatted and laughed, agreeing that our favourite authors, regardless of genre and subject matter, are those whose passion-infused works inspire one to savour their writing rather than devour it.

Local library faces temporary closure PRESS RELEASE Effective Saturday, November 26 the Bella Coola library will be closed temporarily until the new location in the Co-op building on MacKenzie Street is operational. Vancouver Island Regional Library is working diligently to have the new branch open as soon as possible. The official opening date will be announced as soon as it is known. Vancouver Island Regional Library recently signed a lease with the Bella Coola Consumers Cooperative Association and had hoped to extend the rental agreement with the owners of its current Cliff Street location; however, the library has not been successful and has to leave the building. “We’re disappointed we’ve not been able to arrange a mutually agreeable extension of the current month-to-month

rental arrangement with our current landlords to continue library services until our new premises are ready for occupation,” said Adrian Maas, VIRL’s director of finance. “We have no other option but to close the library until we’re ready to move into our new location, which requires electrical and other upgrades to meet library standards.” The library has

been actively pursuing an alternate location in Bella Coola since the building was sold and the new owners notified the library board of their plans to use the facility for their own purposes. Maas said the space in the Co-op building is larger and allows for more books and designated areas for quiet study, for reading, for children and for teens. An electronic com-

mons will include computer stations, stand-alone catalogue station, express check out station, and a photocopy machine. Library users are encouraged to borrow as many materials as they would like for the duration of the closure. Fines will be waived to accommodate this extra-long borrowing period.

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Attention, birders! Stellar’s Jays can be seen all over the Valley BY CHRISTINA BOUCHER The provincial bird of BC is the Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta stelleri), a bright blue bird distinct from other jays seen in North America. Males and females look very similar: this member of the crow family is bright blue on its wings, tail, and underparts, with a black hood extending from its upperparts to the top of its crested head. Variations in colour are commonly seen, as some Jays have blue crests rather than black ones. The Rocky Mountain variety has white crescents above its eyes. The particular Jay popping up in my yard has a black crest, no white crescents. Although this bird is recognized by its striking blue colour, this appearance is deceiving: blue pigments do not actually exist in birds! The blue that we see is caused by the way that certain internal feather structures reflect the light that shines on them. The reflected light is blue, so the birds appear blue. If these feathers are backlit, their surfaces don't reflect the light the way they usually do, so they no longer seem blue, but brown. The species was first collected by the German naturalist Georg Steller,

while working as a doctor on one of Vitus Bering's expeditions to Alaska. These jays are common to Vancouver Island and in the southern part of the province, from sea level to about 2,100 meters in the interior, preferring coniferous and mixed deciduous-coniferous woodlands. The Steller's Jay has the most extensive range of any North American jay. It can be found all along the Pacific Ocean coast of North and Central America. The Steller's Jay gives a variety of raucous calls and scolds, and is an accomplished mimic. Interestingly, a group of jays can be called a “scold,” as well as a “band,” “cast,” or “party.” Most people who have come into contact with these birds and other jays will have noticed that Stellar’s are not shy around people, and are quite bold about helping themselves to available food left unattended. This species is an important player in the dispersal of Garry Oak acorns, which it collects, and caches for future use. In the spring, jays will prey on the eggs and nestlings of other birds. Seen any other interesting birds? Send in your photos to the Editor at cmnews@caribooadvisor.com.

Diabetes: The tipping point BY: DR. PAUL MARTIQUET, MEDICAL HEALTH OFFICER FOR RURAL VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH INCLUDING POWELL RIVER, THE SUNSHINE COAST, SEA-TO-SKY, BELLA BELLA AND BELLA COOLA. According to the Canadian Diabetes Association, Canada is at the tipping point on diabetes. Their report, called “Diabetes: Canada at the Tipping Point,” assesses the burden of diabetes and government response across Canada. The picture they draw will concern all Canadians. The prevalence of diabetes in Canada is most disturbing. Over the past decade, the incidence of diabetes has almost doubled — and will continue to rise. Today, one in four Canadians is living with diabetes or prediabetes. If the trend continues, it will be one in three. And although these numbers are already high, it is estimated that an additional almost one million are living with undiagnosed diabetes. There are many reasons for this trend. First, Canada has an aging population. Add in the fact that over three of five Canadians are overweight or obese. Combined with an increase in sedentary lifestyles leads the increase in the incidence of diabetes. Another factor is that diabetes education, critical for effective selfmanagement, is not uniform across the country, or even within regions. The costs of diabetes are especially concerning: $11.7 billion in 2010 (for Canada). This is projected to rise to $16 billion by 2020. These costs in turn threaten the very sustainability of our healthcare system. Of these costs, diabetes complications account for 80%. These include

heart attack or stroke, kidney failure, blindness, limb amputation and depression. Over the past five years, progress has been made by governments to address diabetes, but that is dwarfed by the growing burden of the disease across Canada. “To avoid falling further behind,” says the report, “we must take immediate action to chart a new path to respond to diabetes in Canada.” The Canadian Diabetes Association offers recommendations for British Columbia, starting with setting province-wide goals and targets for achieving healthy weights, with awareness and education programs to support the achievement of these goals. A comprehensive, province-wide diabetes risk assessment model for screening, and culturally and linguistically specific education and nutrition tools to support lifestyle modification would improve the penetration of education and early identification of the disease. And thirdly, focussing on secondary prevention with access to medications, devices and supplies rounds out the recommendations. There are reasons for hope. Unlike many other chronic diseases, diabetes can be managed effectively so that people can live long and healthy lives. Prevention can reduce the effects of diabetes and its sideeffects. Likely half of type 2 diabetes could be prevented or delayed with healthier eating and physical activity. And by helping people to best manage their disease, diabetes-related complications and mortality can be reduced by almost 60%.

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A Stellar’s Jay, foraging in my garden

Environmental Groups Urge Rejection of Revised Fish Lake Mine Proposal PRESS RELEASE: SIERRA CLUB Taseko’s revised proposal for a Fish Lake gold and copper mine would be even more of “an environmental disaster” than the company’s original proposal and must be turned down for federal public review, 11 environmental groups said today. The Canadian Environment Assessment Agency (CEAA) is scheduled to decide by November 7 whether to accept for review Taseko’s revised “New Prosperity Mine” project in B.C.’s interior--a project the company itself has said would wreak more damage than its first proposal. Taseko’s first $1 billion proposal was rejected by the federal government last November, following initial approval by the B.C. government. “It would be a complete waste of taxpayers’ money to spend another year studying this highly destructive project,” said Sierra Club BC Executive Director George Heyman. “The Tsilhqot’in National Government has said very clearly that they do

not want this mine on their sacred land. The federal government’s own environmental review panel pointed out that a Fish Lake mine would cause irreparable damage to both First Nations rights and the environment, including to fish stocks and grizzly populations.” Taseko’s revised project avoids draining picturesque Fish Lake, home to 80,000 rainbow trout and once featured on a B.C. tourism brochure. Instead, Fish Lake would be surrounded by the proposed open-pit mine and unusable for the life of the mine (up to 33 years). Little Fish Lake, which is crucial to the ecosystem that supports the unique trout population, would still be destroyed and used as a toxic tailings pond. “It’s unbelievable that we would even consider destroying a fresh water lake that is of great significance to an indigenous community and is surrounded by cultural sites, including First Nations burial grounds,” said Anne-Marie Sam, B.C. Regional Advisor for the Canadian Boreal Initiative. Changes to the federal Fisheries Act allow metal mining corporations to use

Canadian lakes to dispose of the millions of tonnes of toxic waste rock and tailings they generate. Little Fish Lake would be Canada’s fifth pristine natural water body authorized for destruction under this loophole, which was originally introduced solely to allow mines already approved and in existence to complete their economic life cycle. Environmental groups are asking Ottawa to close the legislative loophole that allows destruction of Canada’s freshwater bodies for toxic mine tailings, and to ensure the intent of our Fisheries Act is no longer undermined. Groups supporting the Tsilhqot’in National Government and urging the CEAA to reject Taseko’s most recent request for review of its Fish Lake mine proposal include the Canadian Boreal Initiative, Sierra Club BC, West Coast Environmental Law, ForestEthics, Wilderness Committee, Greenpeace, BC Spaces for Nature, Georgia Strait Alliance, Sierra Club Canada, Wildsight and the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance.


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