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$1.00 + HST Vol. 27 | No. 16 Thursday, August 18, 2011

Serving the Bella Coola Valley and the Chilcotin.

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Community Supported Agriculture project leader Corine Singfield (centre) poses with her dedicated group of sustainable farming interns

Fresh local produce is an easy choice in the Bella Coola Valley BY SARAH GOWANS Local farmers have joined forces to provide healthy produce for the Bella Coola Valley. Bella Coola’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) project has collaborated with these farmers to offer the best selection of locally grown fruits and vegetables available, making local produce an easy choice.

CSA is an alternative food network, a concept that has been spreading worldwide for over 30 years. Members of the CSA commit to buying produce from farmers ahead of time allowing farmers the ability to plan their operations, harvesting what is needed. This avoids spoilage, and in times of abundance means really good value for members. The CSA connects

farmers to their community, allowing local foods to be consumed locally and by insuring a steady market for local produce. The CSA was at first a project of the Bella Coola Valley Sustainable Agriculture Society, and is now an independent organization. The CSA has been active in Bella Coola for one year and the headquarters are based at

Snootli Creek farm on Walker Island. “The Bella Coola CSA is essentially a distribution system for Bella Coola's fresh agricultural products,” says project coordinator Corine Singfield. “My primary goal is to revitalize agriculture in the Bella Coola Valley and find a market for these products.” Corine’s main task is coordinating the Box-A-Week

program, and notes that some of their primary customers are the big lodges in the area. “A recent 25% hike in freight costs has made the local food program much more affordable,” added Corrine. For $35 a week, CSA members get a box of freshly harvested locally grown fruits and vegetables. The content SEE LOCAL ON PAGE 3


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In the article “Centennial Pool Re-opens” in the August 4, 2011 issue, Janice Kyle should have been included in the list of members of the Centennial Pool Commission. This was an editorial mistake and not the fault of the author of the article. We apologize for any misunderstanding this misprint may have caused.

Please Note: The Coast Mountain News now has a new email address:

YARD SALE ~ A Fall Fair Fundraiser ~ August 20th and 21st 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Lobelco Hall Donations of items to go in the yard sale would be gratefully accepted. Please call Sarah (250) 982-0040

The Coast Mountain News would like to extend its deepest condolences to the family of Nadine Larson. Her years as a reporter with the Coast Mountain News are remembered with fondness. Nadine often wrote about the lives of Norwegian settlers, sharing their tales of life in this region in the 20th Century. Her writing truly made the lives of others come alive to readers. Nadine kept all of her stories in an album with the hopes of compiling them into a book, a dream her family hopes to fulfill.

SLO-PITCH Tournament August 21 - 28 at Walker Island Park (Schedule TBA)

Centennial Pool Open Seven Days a Week! Noon - 1 PM: Early Morning Swim 1 - 3 PM and 3:30 - 5:30 PM: Public Swim 5:30 - 6:30 PM: Lap Swim 6:30 - 8:30 PM: Evening Swim *Saturday and Sunday - No Early Morning Swim or Evening Swim available

Emmanuel Church Bella Coola Sunday Service 7pm

Phone: (250) 982 - 2488

presents... Salute to the Volunteers!

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

The Coast Moutain News would like to support volunteerism in the community, and we need your help. If you would like to see someone recognized for contributions to events or organizations in your community, please send in your nominations to the Editor. Email: Phone: (250) 982-2696, Drop off to the office mailbox: 1290 Highway 20 in Hagensborg.

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun/Mon: September 3, 4 and 5 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Jill and Ernest Hall’s new

“Creekside” Studio Gallery 2259 Highway 20 (across from Saloompt turnoff) Pottery, Sculpture, Glass, Art

Introducing a new CMNews column: Think Locally The Coast Mountain News would like to support local businesses with a new column, Think Locally. Each issue will feature a different local business, highlighting aspects such as unique services offered, outstanding employees, or interesting anecdotes. Do you know a local proprietor worthy of such attention? Contact the Coast Mountain News Editor at, or by phone at (250) 982-2696



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of the box depends on which produce is ready. The first box contained red and green romaine lettuce, baby carrots, turnips, beets, peas, tomatoes, basil, onions, cherries, garlic, honey and pickled beans. Coming soon will be jams, preserves, potatoes, zucchinis, gourmet greens, rutabagas, squash, beans, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and more. If a mysterious veggie shows up, they’ll even include a recipe! Half-boxes are available for $22 as well as customized boxes, and delivery to your door is provided for an extra $5. Boxes can be picked up from Moore’s Market or Haywire Farm in Hagensborg. People are welcome to put in special orders for fruits, vegetables, herbs and honey by calling Corine or dropping into Snootli Creek Farm. If you would like to test the produce, drop

by the CSA table at the Farmer’s Market each Sunday. Farms that contribute to the boxes include Haywire Farm, Moore’s Market, Hillview Farm, Ratcliff farm and Snootli Creek Farm. The work never ends on Snootli Creek Farm: it’s as busy as the bee hives it keeps. Corine has a group of young, dedicated interns to assist her. The interns are people from Canada and abroad who are interested in practicing sustainable agriculture, operating of a CSA distribution system, and gaining valuable real life skills. “The work that they do is varied,” says Corine. “We’ve turned a hay field into a new garden, built greenhouses, and mixed lots of soil. We’re growing gourmet mushrooms, beekeeping, building electric fences, clearing land, and much more.” The interns help out any farmer or gardener who supplies fresh produce for the CSA, and also pick fruit in

exchange for a share. “We buy from gardeners in the Valley who suddenly find themselves with too much produce, and we are always looking for more growers and welcome anyone to contact us,” says Corine. Another current CSA project is the transformation of a shipping container into a root cellar for winter storage of vegetables. It is insulated on the inside and will be covered with bags of earth to act as thermal mass. CSA workers had to be creative, as the water table is too high on Walker Island to use the conventional underground method. For more information about the CSA and its services, contact Corine at (250) 982-0080, or drop by Snootli Creek Farm on Walker Island. The CSA welcomes all visitors, comments, ideas, and assistance of any sort.

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The Scandinavian Cultural Society presents...

Nordic Spirit 2011 on display at the Bella Coola Museum in August A gallery presentation of superb heritage images depicting the life and times of the early Norwegian settlers in British Columbia.

Caley and Nikki Watts are serving as the helpful and informative summer students working at the Bella Coola Museum BY CHRISTINA BOUCHER The current collection at the Bella Coola Museum has recently been augmented with photographs of early Norwegian life in the Bella Coola Valley. The Scandinavian Cultural Society is sponsoring the current display, Nordic Spirit 2011. The Nordic Spirit exhibit features photographs by Simon Oleson Bangen (donated by Peter Solhjell), Leslie Kopas, and Tom Zytariuk. These photos document the initial Norwegian settlement

of the Valley in 1894, highlighting daily life during this era. Bangen’s photos also appear in Peter Solhjell’s book, “Spuds Among the Stumps.” The title references the experience of early Norwegian settlers as documented the diary of a twelve year old boy in Bella Coola, Guro Nordschow: “Our cabin was just one room with a rough plank floor. Right away we got down to business, grubbing up the earth around the huge stumps and clearing out the roots. Within a week we had potatoes

in. We planted a fairly good vegetable garden that first year.” Photographs by Leslie Kopas on display also appear in Kopas’ book “Bella Coola Country.” A shot of the early days of the Tallheo Cannery is also featured, as taken from Tom Zytaruk’s book, “Millenium Milestones.” The Bella Coola Museum displays are arranged in chronological order. Upon entering the main room, an observer first sees the First Nations display, featuring photographs and paintings of the

Nuxalk, Heiltsuk, and Ulkatcho cultures. The displays then shift to the chronicled Norwegian settlement of the Bella Coola Valley in 1894, and the establishment of the area now known as Hagensborg. Finally, one wall of the museum is dedicated to the construction of Freedom Road, also known as Heckman Pass and more colloquially as “The Hill.” The Bella Coola Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and closed Saturdays. The museum is scheduled to close for the season at the end of August, so

be sure to visit soon!

Museum Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily (closed Sat.) Located on Highway 20 in downtown Bella Coola Phone: (250) 799-5767

Request for Proposal Library Branch Renovation RFP 2011-08-11 Vancouver Island Regional Library will be accepting bids from qualified General Contractors for renovation of an alternate location of the Bella Coola Library Branch. A mandatory site meeting will take place for interested General Contractors and Trades at 1:00 pm on Tuesday August 23 at the current Library Branch, located on Cliff Street. For more information please contact the Facilities Manager at 250-729-2314 before Friday August 19.


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Nuxalk Nation wastewater study underway PRESS RELEASE, NUXALK NATION ADMINISTRATION Nuxalk Nation is proceeding with the second phase of a feasibility study to assess solutions to the failing septic systems in the Main Village. The majority of these systems are very old and are no longer working effectively to treat the wastewater. There is some evidence to suggest that untreated sewage may be migrating to the nearby Bella Coola River.

Nuxalk’s Public Works team has been working hard to repair the failing systems; however, the soils and groundwater conditions are challenging and the aging systems are beginning to fail more rapidly. A more sustainable, long-term solution is necessary. The 2009 Phase I study concluded that the best strategy is to abandon the individual septic systems and build a communal wastewater system to service the homes and community buildings in

the Main Village. Nuxalk will complete the Phase 2 Study with the assistance of Urban Systems and Kala Geosciences. The study will identify multiple options for a new communal wastewater collection, treatment, and disposal system. Nuxalk’s team has also initiated discussions with the Central Coast Regional District and the Bella Coola General Hospital to discuss the potential for collaboration on a regional system that would include the Bella Coola Townsite

in the service area. Similar to Nuxalk’s Main Village, the Townsite is currently serviced by individual septic systems. The next step in the Phase 2 Study is to evaluate the options for a new communal system and determine which option is the most feasible and environmentally sustainable. Ultimately, the new communal sewer system will need to significantly improve the level of service in Nuxalk’s Main Village and address the current environmental concerns.

Family support at Healthy Beginnings is growing strong BY HEALTHY BEGINNINGS STAFF Healthy Beginnings, open to the entire valley community, has an everexpanding menu of programs for young families. From pregnancy, through birth, and up to age 19, Healthy Beginnings assists clients with all facets of baby, child and family care. The Infant Development Program is run by Miranda Tallio, who coordinates support for FASD education and awareness. The Supported Child Development Program is led by Wanda Edgar, with

a staff of workers to support children in the community. The Speech and Language Program is coordinated by Cheyenne Tweedie. Pregnancy Outreach and Early Child Development workers Angie King and Christina Mecham provide family support. Healthy Beginnings contracts Liz Howard, R.D., IBCLC, to consult with clients on breastfeeding and nutrition. Healthy Beginnings staff also ensure referrals are made to the appropriate agencies as needed. The goal is to get families confident and self-reliant. A weekly pre-natal visit may start with a

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“food-recall” - a list of foods eaten the day before. This kind of food tracking is an entry point for discussion on what kinds of foods are healthy for a growing foetus. Nutritionist and Breast-feeding Consultant Liz Howard is on hand to answer questions, make suggestions, and offer support. After the weekly visit with a family support worker, the client receives a food voucher for specified foods. After the baby is born, the vouchers are given weekly over a period of six weeks. The support worker also provides early development assessment packages where growth and development issues are dealt with quickly. Twice a month, clients come with their children and a support person to enjoy a healthy luncheon and to chat with other new mothers. Information is shared, connections are made, and friendships are formed. There is also an annual garden project, tended by Christina, to teach gardening skills. Once a month, the popular cooperative Good Food Box Program (GFB) gets Valley residents a large box of fresh produce for $25, possible due to the Co-Op,

who gives GFB a 20% discount. Often, clients will use their visit vouchers for the GFB to save money and ensure their children are getting the nutrition they need. During the school year, Healthy Beginnings also offers STORYTIME a literacy/nutrition program sponsored by SUCCESS BY 6. Parents come in with their children to enjoy a story, craft and snack time and to visit with other parents. PLAYTIME, held every Friday morning, is also a time of networking with other families. Monthly, Miranda publishes the Healthy Beginnings newsletter, “Squirts Scribble,” which includes information on all family concerns, community services, Dad’s Corner, crafts and songs for children, and much more. ‘SWAP n SHOP’ is a baby clothing exchange, which includes blankets, diapers, baby and mommy clothing, coats and shoes. The “old” basement has been undergoing extensive renovations, thanks to SUCCESS BY 6. SWAP n SHOP will be open to the public in September. Healthy Beginnings began in 1999, in partnership with the Nuxalk

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Healthy Beginnings is open to the entire valley community and strives to help families feel confident and self-reliant Nation Health and Wellness office, funded by the Ministry of Child and Family Development and the Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program. Since that time, grants from organizations such as the Victoria Foundation, Central Coast Sustainable Trust, First Nation Agricultural Loan Association, VCH SMART FUND and SUCCESS BY 6 have allowed Healthy Beginnings to expand their services to the community. Healthy Beginnings is strongly supported within the valley, with several businesses giving discounts and donations throughout the year. Other organizations partnered with Healthy Beginnings include the Bella Coola

Community Support Society, the Co-op, the Bella Coola Valley Sustainable Agricultural Society, Federal and Public Health Nurses, Literacy Now Society, Nuxalk Nation Education, the Transition House, MidCoast First Nations Training Society, School District #49, the RCMP, True Value Hardware and Dave Harris Consulting. This summer, Healthy Beginnings has been getting much needed renovations to bring the buildings up to safety code standards, with funding from SUCCESS BY 6. The yard has been improved with fencing, cement walkways, a greenhouse, and other much needed

upgrades as well. The support that Healthy Beginnings receives from the Valley community is greatly appreciated and is used for the benefit of all the children that live here. In the morning, on September 4th, Healthy Beginnings is being gifted with an amazing Cedar pole carved by Silyas, which depicts the story of Ximkila’s name. Healthy Beginnings partners and the community are invited to this historic event. The public is welcome to visit the site at the new building: 1135 Burke Ave., or the old building at 852 MacKay St., or contact Healthy Beginnings by phone 250 799 5913 or 250 799 5914.

STAFF: Editor: Christina Boucher Contributors: Sarah Gowans, Stephen Waugh, Healthy Beginnings Staff, Bella Coola Bear Working Group Members


Consultant: Angela Hall

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Central Coast geography to be featured in landmark film series BY CHRISTINA BOUCHER British film production company Wild Horizons recently sent director Huw Cordey and aerial filming specialist Ron Chapple to the Valley to capture footage for an upcoming Discovery Channel film series, North America. Cordey previously worked on the groundbreaking nature film Planet Earth as a producer of the Caves, Deserts, and Jungles chapters. Chapple operates the Cineplex HD camera and associated technology that was used in Planet Earth, and is used in

this current project in a helicopter mounted gyro-stabilized aerial 3D camera rig. The North America series will feature geography and wildlife from Panama to northern Canada, focusing on seasonal changes that occur over one year in the continent. Scenes from the Central Coast will include shots of the coastal mountains from locations such as Skowquiltz, Nascall, Kynoch Inlet, Bullock Channel, King Island, and Clayton Creek. Film was also taken of Ape Lake and the Monarch Icefield. West Coast Helicopter pilots

Rob Skelly and Richard Lapointe were instrumental in capturing not only the mountain and glacial scenery, but also Hunlen Falls. From aerial footage captured in February 2011 with Skelly and from footage taken of the same scene this August with Lapointe, the filmmakers will create a seasonal time-lapse video of the falls for the first time in history. “Nobody’s ever done time lapse from the air before because it involves such precise plans,” Cordey explains. “To repeat a flight plan that another pilot has done six months ear-

lier, you need all the data from GPS and a lot of skill.” A lot of skill is also required in managing the half-million dollar Cineplex camera, which is attached to a gyro-stabilized mount just below the nose of the helicopter. Chapple operates the lens remotely, from inside the helicopter, where the video data is cabled in and recorded on memory cards. Challenges to this type of production involve not only piloting of the helicopter and mastery of the sophisticated camera technology, but also the weather.

“I think Richard (Lapointe) should put me on retainer, because whenever I come to Bella Coola, the sun comes out!” laughs Cordey. Despite the vast worldwide traveling repetoire of the two filmmakers, they gush with curiosity about the Bella Coola Valley, citing the diverse collection of books about the local area available at their accommodations in the Valley, Nusatsum Guest House. The currently-titled film series North America will air on the Discovery Channel early in 2013.

Bella Coola Bear Working Group holds first committee meeting BY: THE BELLA COOLA BEAR WORKING GROUP MEMBERS On Monday July 25, a group of committed community members representing a broad range of perspectives gathered for the first meeting of the Bella Coola Bear Working Group. The group’s collective purpose is to develop, facilitate and promote proactive, communitybased solutions that will reduce conflict and increase safety for both people and bears. The initial meeting of the Bella Coola Bear Working Group was a positive first step toward helping residents take personal and community responsibility for reducing human-bear conflict in our beautiful Valley home. A long-time resident of the Bella Coola community and member of the newly formed Bella Coola Bear Working Group commented during the meeting saying, “It’s nice to see that we’re all old enough now that we can sit around a table and have these discussions without fisticuffs.” The members present represent a wide range of community perspectives and include Jason Moody, Brad Koroluk, Gary Shelton, Marshall Hans Jr., John Willis, Steve Hodgson, Conservation Officer Drew Milne, Ellie Archer, Jeff Bray, Corine Singfield, Fraser Koroluk, Ken Dunsworth, and Kevin O’Neill.

One of the first priorities of the BCBWG is to see the completion of a comprehensive Bear Hazard Assessment (BHA) pertaining to the Bella Coola Valley. B.C.’s Minister of Environment, the Honourable Terry Lake, has given his assurance that the resources and staffing are in place to ensure that this project is addressed this year. A Bear Hazard Assessment is a critical first step in the production of a Bella Coola Valley Human-Bear Conflict Prevention & Management Plan. The purpose of the Assessment is to address patterns of previous human-bear conflicts, and will be implemented at no cost to Valley residents. Primarily these conflicts arise when bears become 'food conditioned' by gaining access to nonnatural attractants found on and around our properties. 'Non-

natural attractants' are defined as any source of food that derives from humans or human activity, including but not limited to garbage, human food, pets or their food, wild bird food, carcasses, cultivated fruit trees, berry patches, vegetable gardens, sewage, or petroleum-based products. The BHA will make use of knowledge both from the Ministry of Environment as well as local knowledge from residents to define areas where the bears travel on a regular basis. Valley residents can expect to see a request for their feedback on bear knowledge in the very near future. This will be solicited by a questionnaire in an upcoming issue of the Coast Mountain News or as a mailbox flyer. Education and proactive behaviour are key components to conflict reduction, so please take the time to provide the BCBWG with your feedback.

Chum and Pink salmon returns may not be very high this year. If this is the case, hungry bears will have to work much harder to fatten up for winter. Proper management of our non-natural attractants is paramount to reducing conflict and making our community safer for people and bears. Fall is fast approaching and the BCBWG plan to have another Community meeting at Lobelco Hall in late October or November. The goal of this meeting will be to provide residents with an overview of and access to the results and recommendations of the Bear Hazard Assessment. Please contact the Conservation Office Service RAPP Line at 1-877952-7277, or Bear Aware Community Coordinator, Ellie Archer at (250) 9822274 for personal property attractant assessments. Archer can identify your nonnatural bear attrac-


Roses & Thorns Want to recognize someone or something done for the benefit of the community or an individual? Or express your (polite) frustrations about something you’ve experienced? Send your submissions or fax 250 982 2512 (All submissions will remain anonymous - Coast Mountain News reserves the right not to publish submissions at our discretion)

tants and offer solutions to assist you in securing them out of the reach of bears and other wildlife. Teams

of volunteers can be assembled to assist homeowners with fruit gleaning, the installation of electric fencing

or general property clean-up. Let's work together for the betterment of our Valley home.

JOB POSTING Children and Youth with Special Needs Generalist (Part-Time) Job Summary The CYSN Generalist provides a combination of resource worker and family support worker functions, which includes, but is not limited to: confirm eligibility of applicants for ministry funded services; support and enable children and their families to access unfunded services and informal supports, as well as aid formal supports; work with the children and their families to resolve problems, create and implement plans, as well as support the building of networks of support and involvement in the community. Requirements Must understand social work theory and be able to interpret child welfare legislation and Ministry of Children & Family Development policies and standards; ability to develop and implement individual and group plans; well-developed written and oral communication skills; well-developed interpersonal skills, ability to listen, understand and articulate the desires and needs of children, youth and their families; ability to work with children, youth and their families without imposing personal or professional bias; demonstrate a high degree of ethical practice in relationships with children, youth, their families, service providers and other professionals; ability to work independently within a policy framework in an unstructured setting with supervision; must consent to a criminal record review and police record check and possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license. Experience/Education/Knowledge Bachelor of Social Work, Master of Social Work (MSW) or Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care (BA CYC); or M.Ed. Counselling/M.A. Clinical Psychology having completed a practicum in child and family welfare; experience working in social services sector with children and youth with developmental disabilities, and providing support/guidance to family and/or caregivers; knowledge of child-centred planning and community development processes and practice. Please submit a resume and covering letter to: Bella Coola Community Support Society, PO Box 22, Bella Coola, B.C. V0T 1C0. Phone 250-799-5588 Fax: 250-799-5791

Email: Deadline for applications: September 8th, 2011


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Edible garden tour is delicious BY CHRISTINA BOUCHER The 5th Annual Edible Garden Tour, hosted by the Bella Coola Valley Sustainable Agriculture Society and Bella Coola Valley Arts Council was enjoyed by many on Sunday, August 7. Hats and sunglasses were a necessity on this beautifully sunny day in the Valley. Long-time BCVSAS board member and Edible Garden tour M.C. Dayna Chapman notes the collaboration with the Arts Council in 2009 as elemental to the event’s growing success. Whereas visual art and music have previously been featured in the gardens, this year brought us local writers. “Generally, people who are interested in gardening are also interested in the arts, so it works well,” notes Chapman. “This is a chance to integrate different groups of people in the Valley, and support local agriculture.” The first stop on the garden tour featured Moore’s Market, owned and operated by Tom and Kathy Moore. “We moved to the Valley in 1974,” says Tom, “and the first place we lived was the

Brown House.” In 1976, the Moore family first moved to the site now known as Moore’s Market. In 1995, Moore’s Market was open for business, featuring organic produce, fruits, and an ever-increasing selection of goods. Reflecting on their experience gardening and farming in the Valley, Tom remarks: “It’s been slow, but excellent!” The Moores featured a delicious selection of hors d’oeuvres for the guests, complete with local salmon. Kathy shared some of her poetry with the group, which highlighted the remarkable local scenery and equally remarkable people that have lived in and traveled through Bella Coola. The tour group stopped next at Rick and Donna Ratcliff’s farm, where Rick gave an informational speech on the technical aspects of a drip irrigation system, highlighted the new installation of electric fencing, and supplied original poetry as an unexpected surprise. Local writer Ara Thommasen also shared her poetry on gardening, and northern and rural living from her most recent chapbook.

The third stop led the group to Nancy Anderson’s garden – both her personal plot and the additional space she has lent to the Community Supported Agriculture project. Many Valley residents with cherry trees no doubt experienced a lot of splitting and moulding with this season’s rainy weather. Nancy displays her sour cherry tree as particularly resistant to such outcomes, pointing out the red, ripe fruit that weathered the summer incredibly well. Not only did Doug Baker provide safe transportation as the skilled bus driver for the tour, he also entertained the crowd in the Anderson garden with several original poems. He was so well received, he allowed the group an encore in the next stop on the tour: Charlie and Liz Endicott’s gardens. The Endicotts discuss their vegetable garden, begun in the 1970s, and the more recent perennial gardens, cultivated beginning as recent as six years ago. Liz tells a story of her Lupitorium, which failed to thrive as it was moved from place to place. “I found it overshadowed by other

plants one day while digging in the garden, and finally I put it here,” she says, pointing to the leafy plant’s current locale, “and now it’s just flourished!” The day’s events concluded at Corine Singfield’s Community Supported Agriculture farm, a vast area that has made incredible progress in a very short time. Singfield discussed the importance of sustainable methods in local farming, such as the use of fallow fields and cover crops, pig “tractors”, and recycled materials such as the salvaged firehose that is used in the watering system. Lorna Layton was the featured writer at this stop on the tour. She read her hilarious short story “One Stinking Berry,” which is featured in a collection that is currently available at Kopas Store. The evening concluded in a potluck feast at the Art House, where many local foods were shared and savoured. Thanks to all the farmers, writers, garden-lovers and dedicated volunteers for making this Sunday afternoon a wonderful experience.

Rick and Donna Ratcliff pose with the timeless tools of the trade for a farming husband and wife team

At Nancy Anderson’s garden, bus driver and writer extraordinaire Doug Baker recites his original poem “The Mountain” amid a backdrop of the same name

Knotweed is Not Pretty Tuesday August 23, 2011 Where: CE Centre (United Church) When: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm What: Presentation, roundtable discussion, and field tour included. Presentation on the impacts of Knotweed, past treatments, and the possibility of herbicides as a current solution. Join us to discuss how we can control infestations around Bella Coola. (Lunch and refreshments included) No charge. Please RSVP to: or Call: (250) 392-1400 or (250) 799-5914

Corine Singfield, head of the Bella Coola Valley Community Supported Agriculture project, discusses her farming practices with the engaged group

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Ground accident at West Coast Helicopters BY CHRISTINA BOUCHER

Tom and Kathy Moore of Moore’s Market have been providing organic produce and goods to the Valley since 1995

Ara Thommasen reads from her recent chapbook of poetry at Rick and Donna Ratcliff’s farm Liz and Charlie Endicott have cultivated vegetable and perennial gardens all around their home, site of the Rev. Christian Saugstad homestead circa 1895

On Thursday, August 11 at 11:30 AM, a West Coast Helicopters aircraft with four passengers on board rolled on its side, resulting in minor injury to one person. An internal investigation of the ground accident is currently being conducted by West Coast Helicopters. Additionally, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada is conducting a separate external investigation. The goals of these investigations include determination of the causal factors of the ground accident as well as recommendations for preventative measures that will reduce reoccurrence of this type of accident in the future. West Coast Helicopters Chief Pilot and Aviation Safety Officer Doug Strachan was reached for comment on the ground accident, and notes that West Coast Helicopters has never had this type of accident before in its history. The Coast Mountain News will follow up with the Aviation Safety Officer of West Coast Helicopters when the investigation is complete. Strachan notes that this process will likely take three to four more weeks.

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Ferry service comes to Klemtu PRESS RELEASE, NORTH COAST MLA GARY COONS Klemtu is now on the tourism and economic map thanks to a new ferry terminal that officially opened on August 12. “The new ferry terminal at Klemtu will provide greater economic opportunity for the community and will benefit the whole region,” said North Coast MLA Gary Coons. “It was an honour to participate and acknowledge the importance of this piece of transportation infrastructure. The Kitasoo/Xai’Xais have been

working on this for decades and it’s great to see it come to fruition. ” Many nations from near and afar, and friends, were there to support the Kitasoo/Xai’Xais Nation who hosted a fabulous feast for the hundreds of guests and visitors. Fifty eight elders, singers, dancers and drummers came all the way from Gitxaala Nation to perform and wow the hundreads of people in attendance. North Coast MLA Gary Coons and MP Denise Savoie (Victoria) were on hand to

Land Act: Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Western Forest Products Ltd. of Campbell River, BC, intends to make application to the Ministry of Forest, Lands & Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO), North Island – Central Coast District Office for a License of Occupation - Log handling /Helicopter Drop Zones situated on Provincial Crown land located at Moses Inlet. For a copy of the application or to make written comments, please contact: Cyndy Grant, FLNRO, North Island-Central Coast District, PO Box 7000 Port McNeill, BC, V0N 2R0, or email at: The application will be available for review and comment for 30 days from August 4, 2011. Comments will be received until September 16, 2011. FLNRO office may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Comments can also be posted at: ApplicationPosting/index. jsp?PrimaryStatus=pending Please be sure to cite the Applicant’s name and the location of the proposed activity for reference. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at FLNRO office.

help cut the cedar ribbon with MC Ross Neasloss and respected elder Violet Neasloss. Violet Neasloss at 97 is the last fluent speaker of the southern Tsiamshian dialect. Also unveiled was a canoe and a totem that welcomes one and all to the gateway of the spirit bear. The terminal project includes a larger ferry berth located in deeper water that accommodates BC Ferries’ 638-passenger capacity vessel, Northern Expedition. “The ship, which plies the popular Inside Passage route,

not only provides reliable transportation for coastal residents but also offers visitors an adventure tourism experience and opportunity to view BC’s amazing wildlife,” said Coons. “It also allows the Northern Adventure to have a rest during the winter months and the Expedition to travel the winter waters from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii. This has been a concern for many years, as we have seen a few wild rides on the Northern Adventure due to the weather.” “It gives the Kitasoo/ Xai’Xais people more reliable

and frequent ferry service and brings visitors to this spectacular location that offers unparalleled kayaking, hiking and eco-tours,” Kitasoo/ Xai’Xais Chief Doug Neasloss said. He anticipates greater economic opportunities for the community. “The terminal means it will be easier and safer for Klemtu residents to access education, as well as deliver our fish and other products to market. Klemtu is the gateway to the Spirit Bear and we welcome the world to visit us.”

BC Ferries commissioners visit Central Coast communities BY STEPHEN WAUGH, CHAIR, NORTH AND CENTRAL COAST FERRY ADVISORY COMMITTEE The new BC Ferries (BCF) Commissioner Gordon Macatee and his deputy Sheldon Stoilen visited several Central Coast communities during the first week of August. The visits were prompted by both the desire of the new commissioner to introduce himself in his new role as well as a current provincial review of the Coastal Ferries Act. The BCF Commission mandate includes protection of the public interest by following six main principles that focus on maintaining the financial viability of the ferry operator, BC Ferry Services Corporation. Following Macatee’s appointment, the provincial government authorized a review of the Coastal Ferries Act, the legislation that guides ferry services in British Columbia. The review follows the 2009 Comptroller general’s report that recommended BC Ferries

be more responsible to the needs of ferry users. The commissioners have already visited the communities of Bella Bella, Denny Island, Klemtu and Ocean Falls. On August 3, the commissioners arrived in Bella Coola and met with the general public at Lobelco Hall with a follow up meeting held Thursday morning with CCRD board members. The public meeting was attended by 12 or so local residents and the discussion was frank and honest, surrounding the community’s needs and wants from ferry services. The public expressed their concerns with scheduling, the marketing of the Discovery Coast Passage run, and the issue of a replacement vessel for the Queen of Chilliwack. Interestingly, the group suggested that the Queen of Chilliwack was an acceptable vessel for the 11 hour trip between Port Hardy and Bella Coola if overnight sailings were avoided and the voyage was marketed as a unique west coast adventure. It

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was also suggested that the Nimpkish be employed all year round to provide connecting travel to the outlying coastal communities. With Klemtu seeing the grand opening of its new wharf and terminal facility on August 12, the Kitasoo community will be served in the future by the route 10 vessel travelling between Port Hardy and Prince Rupert. This new development could allow an additional straight-shot sailing of route 40 to Bella Coola in the future, the route that has proven most popular with visiting travellers. In other coastal communities, the topic of fare increases has been foremost on ferry users’ minds. Due to the current review timelines, the province has chosen to hold new fare increases to 4.15% on northern and minor route sailings for the upcoming year as compared to the 8.23% increase requested by BC Ferries. The major route increase is pegged at 8.23% per year for the 4 year term pending the commissioner’s price

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An aerial shot

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2010 - this is perhaps

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massive flood Bella Coola residents - certainly the defining moment ‘Operation Santa’ of delivers some Christ mas cheer to flood affected families Michael Wigle


SUBMITTED BY COLEEN FRASER In addition to the Ministry of Transportatio Associates donated n’s $4,000 to A joint effort by ity, other BCGEU generosthe Flood Relief at the Williams employees Bank account Lake hospital agencies resulted numerous from various provincial to be used for firewood, also sent local householders in an early minisfurnace Beeline gifts to the valley via Christmas for many tries including fuel and hay. October through in from mid Courier. the Corrections November last fall’s tremendousvictims of Branch, Client Many people purchased Earlier that week and December. Services Branch, flood. The first group Michel At the Ministry Ministry of Environment specific items that Bazille (CEO of to arrive was a the Bella Coola families had six-person , Transportation of Ministry of Forests indicated their Hospital), and and children would and Range, some of the hos- crew from the Mennonite Infrastructure office Ministry of Agriculture appreciate including pital Disaster Service. and bikes, hel- that staff delivered gift blankets Hosed at Lake, Leanna Illinickiin Williams Lands, and the the Community had been donated Integrated Land mets, skates, board games and and Church in Loreen Russell Management Bureau clothing. affected households, to flood Hagensborg these organized men helped which had fourteen project that substituted a part in the project, took Leanna loaded been donated by householders with as did their Vancouver usual staff gift exchange their union. trucks with the two pick-up Coastal Health cleanup and reconstructio gifts and delivemployees in favour of buying in n ered them to Bella Interior Roads, Vancouver. during the nine gifts for floodDawson days affected families. Construction, Triton volunteers used Coola where were in the valley. that they The Bella Coola the Mormon Flood Environmental Church Hall to Restoration Committee In mid-Novemb and Binnie organize and er volunwas distribute them. also able to organize Employees SEE MANY unteer work crews two volON PAGE 3 that assisted

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cap review. The 12 Ferry Advisory Committee Chairs (FACC) hold the position that a total freeze on rate increases be instituted for the remaining 3 years of the 4-year term. The chairs contend that rates have been increasing far beyond what people can reasonably afford, and that fares should be more closely tied to the rate of inflation. The concept that ferry services can become ‘user-pay’ is flatly rejected by the FACC. The 12 Ferry Advisory Committees are funded by BC Ferries and serve as a communications link between the corporation and ferry users. The FACC also meets with government and the ferry commissioners on a regular basis and communicates with other stakeholder groups including local governments to share information respecting ferry service to coastal communities. Another level of interest is being provided by the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) through a ferry task group. Additionally, a group of coastal regional districts, including the CCRD, has been meeting with the province and the commission to voice their concerns over unacceptable and unsustainable rate increases and their detrimental effect on coastal economies. The commission is receiving submissions from local govern-

ment, businesses and the general public with which to make their final price cap decisions by September 30, 2011. These would be implemented on April 1, 2012 and serve the balance of the 4 year term. This is the best opportunity to date for communities to provide submissions to the commission and to the provincial government surrounding service levels and fees for the next performance term. While the commissioner is willing to receive comments on all aspects of ferry service issues, he is quick to inform that there are multiple government ministries seeking additional funding and that communities should not expect more money to be the only viable solution to the current pricing situation. While BC Ferry Services Inc doesn’t have a mandate to consider the interests of residents or communities outside of the marine corridor, the BC Ferry Commission can receive information and provide commentary to the provincial government in this respect. Meanwhile, it’s up to communities and user groups to lobby the marine division of the provincial Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure as well as their local MLAs with respect to how ferry services impact the provincial economy as a whole.

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Vol. 27 Thursday, January | No. 1 6, 2011

An aerial shot of the Valley taken September 22, 2010 - this is perhaps the last picture before September's 2010 for many

massive flood Bella Coola residents - certainly the defining moment ‘Operation Santa’ of delivers some Christm as cheer to flood In addition to the affected families Ministry of Transportatio Associates donated n’s $4,000 to ity, other BCGEU generosA joint effort by the Flood Relief at the Williams numerous employees Bank

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Career Opportunities CITY OF Yellowknife Building Inspector II. The City of Yellowknife invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Building Inspector II with the Planning and Development Department. For more information on this position, please refer to the City of Yellowknife’ s web page at: or contact Human Resources at 867-9205603. Salary range is $65,686$79,213 + 5400 annual housing allowance, a comprehensive benefits package including a defined benefits pension plan and relocation assistance provided. Please submit resumes by August 26, 2011, quoting competition #220108U to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, YK, NT, X1A 2N4, Fax: (867) 669-3471, or Email: CLEAR ENVIRONMENTAL is seeking individuals to join our team. Responsibilities: Water and soil sample collection and field analysis, drilling waste sampling, analysis, disposal supervision. Pre and post site assessments. Qualifications: Post secondary degree or diploma. Oilfield experience is an asset. Required equipment is a reliable 4X4, lap top computer, GPS, camera. Send resume to: referencing contract Environmental Field Technicians in the subject line. SOUTH ROCK Ltd. has available positions for road construction, Heavy Duty Mechanic, Shop Foreman, Paving - Roller Operator, Distributor Driver, Heavy Equipment Operators. Forward resume to: Fax 403-568-1327;


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Resident Caretaker (semi retired or retired couple preferred). Wanted to overlook 20 unit motel in Vernon, BC. Accommodation included. Fax resume to: 250-545-3859 or email to: silverstarmotel@

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Help Wanted ACE CONSTRUCTION is hiring Powerline Technicians and indentured apprentices for Alberta. ACE offers a competitive wage and benefits package. Email: Fax: 403-253-6190 A Phone Disconnected? We can help. Best Rates, Speedy Connections, Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today 1-877-852-1122 Protel Reconnect Flat Rate Technician required by Honda Auto dealership in Vernon BC. Competitive wage and benefits package and all that Okanagan lifestyle! FULL-TIME CERTIFIED Heavy Duty Mechanic required by Bailey Western Star & Freightliner. Experience in service & repair of trucks, trailers & equipment. Fax resume to 250-286-0753 or email:

TRIBUNE PAPER ROUTE AVAILABLE Door to door delivery before 8:00 am Tuesday & Thursday *230-385 Crosina Cres. 11-129 Eagle Cres. 100-341 Foster Way 1-999 Ridgeview Dr. 1-999 Ridgeview Pl. 61-93 Ridgewood Pl. 25-499 Westridge Dr. 18-427 Woodland Dr.* Please call Shelley at the Tribune Office between 8:30-3:00 (250)392-2331 WANT A CAREER IN THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY? Medical Office & Admin. Staff are needed now! No Experience? Need Training? Career Training & Job Placement Available! 1-888-778-0459

Check Classifieds! We are still hiring Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-723-5051.

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DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, Free to Try!!! 1-877297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #4011 or 1888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1 Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #4010. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-804-5381. (18+). FERUS Inc. specializes in the production, storage, supply and transport of liquid nitrogen and liquid carbon dioxide for the energy industry. PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS WANTED Ferus requires experienced Professional Class 1 drivers with three years or more experience to operate a variety of late model liquid carbon dioxide and liquid nitrogen equipment out of our Blackfalds & Grande Prairie bases. We offer: - Industry competitive wages based on an hourly pay schedule; earn up to $82,000/year - Automatic pay increases - Training Completion Bonus - Daily per diem allowance - Recognition and incentive programs - Mechanic-maintained equipment Mileage Assistance to travel to and from work PLUS: Flexible Spending Account Group RSP Savings Plan Comprehensive Health and Dental Plan - Growing Company, Career Advancement Opportunities We offer a work rotation of 15 days on & 6 days off. Preference will be given to applicants with off-road experience. If you are interested in working in a positive and dynamic environment please send your resume & driver abstract to or by fax to 1888-879-6125 Please Reference: Driver DRVB -0811 Thank you for your interest; however only those applicants considered for the position will be contacted. LOUISIANA-PACIFIC Canada Ltd. requires a stationary 2nd Class Power Engineer for the co-gen plant at our EWP Operation in Golden BC. Email resume to: or fax to 250-344-8859. MILLWRIGHT JOURNEYMAN - BCTQ Millwright certification mandatory. Fulltime opening at West Coast Reduction Ltd. in Vancouver. Competitive wage and benefits. Email resumes to

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Feed & Hay Horse hay. 500 lb. Small rounds bales. Tim/Alf. $50 Barn stored. Springhouse. Can deliver. (250)392-9706 Horse hay. Round and square bales. 250-296-9073

Free Older Swing Set. Call (250)267-4189 Kids Shimano 21spd mtn bike. Dual susp. Ex. cond. Like new. $50. (250)305-9046 Pet Wanted: Will give good home to older German Shepherd. (250)992-8533

$200 & Under Wanted: Firewood. Cut, split delivered. Will horsetrade. Call Robert eves. (250)392-7064

$300 & Under 351 Windsor Ford engine. $250. Call Robert eves. 250392-7064 Blue couch & loveseat. $300 OBO. 250-305-9046

$400 & Under Pro Scan HD Flat 32”. Like new. $375 Phone (250)3926729 8am - 7pm

Classifieds = Results! Garage Sales GARAGE SALE Sat. August 20th 10am - 3pm 210 Cornwall Cres. Books, clothes, toys, & much more!!!!

Heavy Duty Machinery 450B Case front end track loader. Low hours, ex. running cond. Maintenance done by certified heavy duty mechanics. Phone 250-7423752 dial tone then 10. Asking $11,000. Phone between 6-9pm. At Charlotte Lake Resort.

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Appliances Reconditioned washer/dryer, stoves etc. 6 month guarantee. Will deliver in town. More info call Robert. 250-305-6344 days or 250-392-7064 eves.

$100 & Under Baby wicker bassinet. OBO. (250)398-7656


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RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, 0.83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake. Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-395-0599. (Please see

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Boats 12 ft aluminum boat with depth sounder, battery, road holders, coat covers, 2 seats, 2 life jackets, 2 oars, 2 gasholders. Boat trailer, new wheels & tires, drop hitch with ball. 9.9 Johnston motor, very low hrs, Like new. Electric trolling motor, flushing system. $2,500.00 1 (250)392-2070

12 ft. Aluminum Harbour Craft boat. 4.5 Mercury motor. 4x6 utility trailer with new tires. Asking $800 OBO. Phone Gord at (250)3926815

Recreational/Sale 1996 29 1/2’ Citation Supreme. 2 solar panels, Jen set, 4x12 slide, new tires, cen vac system, queen size bdrm, full bath-tub/shower/outside shower, mic, lge fridge & stove & TV. Awning, a/c, solid oak table, chairs and coffee table. Ex. cond. With winter pkg. Always stored inside. $16,500. Call (250)392-5353

Newer, quiet, bright 2 bdrm. duplex, small yard, utility shed, n/p, Commodore Crescent. $750/month. (250)398-6138 UNIQUE Rental Opportunity in Maple Bay - Flawless 2 bedroom 2 bathroom ground floor suite - fully renovated - beautifully decorated high end fittings and appliances. 1750 sq. ft. - views of ocean and garden. $1850/mo. - NS, Pets neg. WC accessable. Avail. Sept. 1. Phone 250-715-7590.

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Scrap Car Removal

3 bdrm upper floor. Utilities incl. W/D and more. Pets negot. N/S. Available Sept. 1st. $980/mo. (250)392-2627

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars & trucks & heavy equipment. $4.00 each. Free pick-up anywhere in BC, Minimum 10. Call Toll Free 1.877.334.2288


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STEEL BUILDING Sale... “”Final Week!”” Great pricing on Absolutely every model, width and length. Example: 30’W x 50’L x 16’H. Now $11,900. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers Direct 1-800-668-5422.

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1996 Toyota Camry. 4 cyl, a/c, cruise. Nice clean car! $2200 OBO. 250-392-4366 or 250-392-3697


Trucks & Vans 99 Chev 2500. Ext. cab, diesel, 4x4, 5 speed, a/c. $6900 OBO. Call (250)392-4366

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I Buy old Coins, Collections, Silver, Gold, Olympic sets etc. Chad: 250-863-3082 (Local)

WANTED: Old lever action Winchester rifles and carbines. Call (250)791-6369

BOSTON Whaler 285 Conquest Twin Mercury Verado 225’s Extended waranty till 2013. Tripple axle galvanized trailor. 545 hours. Terrace.BC. e-mail CAD 114 000

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Coast Mountain News, August 18, 2011  

August 18, 2011 edition of the Coast Mountain News