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A local mining project is searching for investors to move forward on yet another potential mineral deposit in the area. Fort St. James Nickel has done some drilling and prospecting at their Kilometre 26 project on the Leo Creek Road, with promising results, but has so far not found investors to continue going further. While Fort St. James Nickel has reported they do not have a lot of resources to continue drilling at this point, they are optimistic about the deposit.

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A provincial ban on teenagers using tanning beds is now in effect to reduce their future risk of skin cancer. Tanning salons that fail to post signs about the ban or who illegally let minors use tanning equipment without a prescription can now be fined $345 for each offence. The ban was promised by the provincial government in March and followed requests from the Union of B.C. Municipalities. Use of tanning beds by youth is now only allowed under medical prescription to treat conditions like psoriasis. Indoor tanning before age 35 raises the risk of developing melanoma by 75 per cent, according to the World Health Organization. Nearly 1,000 B.C. residents are diagnosed with melanoma each year

L-R: Danika Labatch-Free, Lucas Baillaut, and Parker Shute get into character on Halloween at David Hoy Elementary on Oct. 31. For more photos, see Page 12 and the Caledonia Courier page on Facebook.

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Industrial camp unknowns prompt research report Cameron Ginn Black Press A report into the state of industrial camps in northern B.C. provides details about how droves of transient workers could potentially impact health care services here. The report, released by Northern Health on Thursday, Oct. 17, offers a glimpse at life inside the camps and reveals how an influx of migrant workers could affect public health in rural and remote towns and villages across the region. By referencing some 30 years of industrial, academic and medical research, Northern Health has assembled an archive of case studies detailing the health-related implications that resource development has had on some communities in northern B.C. and elsewhere in Canada, as well as in rural Austrailia and the United States. In the months leading up to the report, Northern Health officials met with numerous community leaders, including in Kitimat and Hudson’s Hope, who were fearful of how nearby industrial camps would affect local health care, said Dr. Charles Jago, chair of the Northern Health

Board. “We really don’t now what impacts those are having,” Dr. Jago said on Thursday, Oct. 18. “This study is the first step in trying to understand that phenomenon more fully.” Although communities largely benefit from resource development projects, experiencing job creation, high wages, economic development and a rise in property values, the impacts of boom-and-bust cycles on public health aren’t well understood. Depression, substance abuse, mental problems and family issues have been linked to life in industrial camps and at remote work sites, where employees are sometimes stationed for 21 to 28 days, or as long as 42 days, away from their homes, working 12 to 18-hour shifts each day, according to research studies cited in the report. Communicable disease was also identified as a topic of concern by Northern Health staff. One case study cited in the report, which focused on sexually transmitted infections and young oil and gas workers in a community in northeast B.C., linked high and rising rates of STIs to a transient workforce and

drug and alcohol binging. “Often mentioned in all sources of information related to health and industrial camps is the theme of a worker’s state of mind and problematic substance use,” the report says. Northern Health also indicated that a rapid influx of workers, combined with labour shortages and a lack of capacity in hospitals and clinics, could overwhelm a rural or remote community’s health care services, many of which already struggle to serve the indigenous population. “The research presented here identifies many negative impacts of industrial camps, but little is said in terms of how to address these impacts in a positive way,” the report says. Logistical gaps and the absence of a federal or provincial depository with information on the number of active camps in Northern Health’s service area are also noted in the report. Using public data from the Land and Resource Data Warehouse, Northern Health worked with government ministries to map in detail the patchy world of industrial camps in northern B.C, some of which ac-

commodate as many as 10,000 workers. Northern Health identified approximately 1,567 oil and gas camps, 108 logging and forestry camps with special use permits, and 44 camps with drinking water licenses. Some 98 other major projects may also be operating industrial camps, according to the report. “It was very hard to identify the number and locations of camps. That took an enormous research effort,” said Dr. Jago. As resource development projects grow in number, Northern Health is using case studies from other countries as models to help shape the health needs of industrial camps in northern B.C., said Kathy Aldrich, chief executive officer and president of Northern Health. “We do know that the workers in the industrial camps... have health needs,” she said. Subsequent reports will investigate what types of health care services are currently being utilized by camp workers and what Northern Health can learn from other jurisdictions that have formed partnerships with resource-extraction companies, explained Aldrich.





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Accident cuts power to part of town Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier Icy road conditions were said to be a factor in a crash on Lakeland corner Monday, Oct. 29. A Kemickel transport truck slid into a concrete abutment at the corner of Stuart Drive and Ash St. W., heading into downtown. The driver of the transport truck said he was traveling at 20 or 30 km and hour, but the icy conditions still caused him to slide, hitting the abutment. The driver said he then was backing out and attempting to pull back onto Stuart Drive when he was struck by the pickup, which he did not see coming. The pickup was also traveling towards town, and the driver said he attempted to avoid the truck, pulling out and around, but was unable to avoid a collision. The pickup clipped the corner of the transport truck, causing the pickup to spin around, striking the telephone pole on the same side of the road. Striking the pole is what caused the power to be lost for around half of town, and caused some businesses in the downtown to close until full power was restored. The pickup ended up facing the opposite direction it had been traveling in, and both driver and his wife, who was in the passenger seat, were quite shaken up. The pair had no obvious injuries, but were taken to the hospital for examination. The driver was experiencing some back pain and his wife was taken on a stretcher in an ambu-

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Left Back: Coach James Waddell, Madison Playfair, Jenni Marchal, Andrea Rierson, Hannah Burgart, Hailee Burgart, Darienne Russel, Shaeylynne Sampson, Carmen Bennison, Aura Russel, Sarah Leach. Front Left: Kaitlan Goodwin, Jamie Macdonald (Graduated), Shelby Legebokoff, Nicole Vankoughnett, Jamie George, Breann Burdeniuk, Taite Forshner, Montanna Moeller, Renée Colthorp. Bottom front: Marti Wiltse Photo courtesy of James Waddell


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nation items can be dropped off at the school or for larger items people can contact Waddell at the school and he can come pick them up. The goal for the group of 16 players and two chaperones is to raise $18,000, which provides $1,000 per player towards their trip. The airfare, accommodations and tournament will cost about $800 each, leaving $200 for meals and activities. The tournament itself will involve five games over two days, plus another exhibition game later the same week. The girls will stay in a hotel in Waikiki where all the other Canadian teams will stay as well. There will be teams from: Oak Bay, Victoria; Sardis, Chilliwack; Fort St. James and a private school from Ontario. Four Hawaiian teams will be participating in the tournament as well. The trip itinerary is still being finalized by Waddell, but he has so far arranged for a tour of Pearl Harbour, a Polynesian cultural centre tour, snorkelling, surfing and a luau. While some of the team has been to Hawaii before on family vacations, for some it will be an entirely new experience. Waddell estimates there will be about eight parents accompanying the group, paying their own ways. Luckily, the trip will take place over spring break, which means the girls on the team will miss only a few days of school.

Sixteen teenage female soccer players and two chaperones are fundraising to fly to Hawaii from March 13-23. The group wants to participate in the CanadaHawaii Friendship Soccer Tournament, which is in its 14th year. "It's an exceptional group, that's kind of why I even considered it," said James Waddell. As the coach of the senior girls soccer team and the physical education teacher at Fort St. James Senior Seconday, Waddell should know the group he's speaking about. He has spent a lot of time with the team, especially because most of the 16 girls on this year's team, from grades 10 to 12, were also on the team last year. It was last school year when the idea was suggested. A soccer team from Williams Lake had participated in the tournament, so some of last year's local team had suggested the Fort team go too. But last year, Waddell said no. This year, however, he changed his mind. "They're such a good group to travel with," said Waddell. He held a meeting with the parents of the team, and everyone thought it was doable. "The girls are amazing, but the parents are amazing too," said Waddell. He said the parents Get immunized! InFLUenza vaccine is free for: have been involved in • Adults 65 years and over • Healthy children aged 6-59 months some of the fundraising • Household contacts and caregivers of children 0-59 months of age activities they have been • Adults and children with a chronic illness • Adults who are very obese (BMI greater or equal to 40) • People working with live poultry • Household contacts of people at high risk for influenza doing, like selling fire• Pregnant women who will be in their 3 trimester during the influenza season wood and raffle tickets. • People providing service in potential outbreak settings housing high risk persons The group is trying to • Health care workers • First responders • Corrections Officers • Aboriginal peoples fundraise in ways which will not take away from Fort St. JameS - BY aPPoINtmeNt oNLY any of the many other Northern Interior Health Unit groups fundraising for 121 - 250 Stuart Drive different causes in town, (Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm) and is attempting to be october 30th, November 1st, 6th, 8th & 13th innovative in some of 10:00am - 4:00pm their ideas. November 2nd November 15th The firewood was 1:00pm - 5:00pm 1:00pm - 4:00pm something no other group was offering, and for more information call 250-996-7178 ext.1 the raffle tickets will be sold at businesses around town and by the players. Influenza shots will be available throughout the flu season. The group is also goContact your health unit, 8-1-1 or for more clinic times. Some physicians and pharmacists also provide free influenza vaccine for those eligible. ing to be holding a yard sale on Nov. 24, and dothe northern way of caring

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Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Call 996-7645 for appointment. *** FORT TRAP AND HANDGUN CLUB... meets last Sunday of every month. Contact Sharon at 9968373 for more information. *** FORT ST. JAMES SEARCH & RESCUE... steering committee meetings first Tuesday of every month. 7:00 p.m. above the Fort St. James Firehall. Training is the third Tuesday of every month at the Firehall at 7 p.m. New members welcome. *** MUSIC MAKERS...New members always WELCOME. Not everyone has to be on stage, there is lots of work behind the scenes. Call Rosemary Allan at 250-9968997 for more info. *** THE THRIFT STORE...has a new name! “The Bargain Basement”. We are still at the same location, across from Shoppers Food Mart. Donations of clean clothing and small housewares are greatly appreciated. Please, no books or magazines. Proceeds are used for community needs. Open Wed-Sat, 12 noon to 4pm. *** PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT...If you know anyone, including a child, who has been abused or harmed by a psychiatrist call the Citizens Commission on Human Rights at: 1-800-670-2247. *** ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS... Every Thursday, 8 p.m. at the United Church Hall on 2nd Avenue. Contact 996-8290. *** FIREWEED SAFE HAVEN...a safe place for women and their children leaving violence or abuse. 24 hour access - please call 996-8000.

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Hurricanes, earthquakes and home renos Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier I don’t know about you, but I have found this one of the hardest weeks of my life to concentrate on the day to day, and it wasn’t just the air compressor in the living room kicking in from time to time (a little home renovation). First off, there was the earthquake. Sitting at a friend’s house, with a group of us around the dining room table talking and eating, it was a surreal experience. The ground was moving for long enough we registered it, commented on it, and everyone looked towards the mirror in the living room, watching it sway from side to side. It felt like it went on for ages. As my first real earthquake experience, it was phenomenal. Even more so because sharing it with a roomful of people, there was no doubt what it was, and some of us were quickly on our mobile devices looking up information on the quake and where it was felt and centred. Then there was hurricane Sandy, which has resulted in collections of photographs of the damage I seem partially addicted to. I am not sure whether it is because I can not register the extent of the flooding and devastation without visuals or just because in general humans are drawn to horror.

I do know photographers taking the photos are gong to be looking for the dramatic shots, so the photos may not be a realistic depiction of the general impact, but they are compelling nonetheless. It will be interesting to see what the long-term implications are for a country struggling with a huge debt load, massive unemployment and about to head to polls for a presidential election. One thing is for certain, whoever gets the job as the president this time around will have his work cut out for him. This was true before the impacts of a storm on their financial capital, but will be more so now. So my mind has been all over the map, reeling with the events of the past week. While the truth is, with today’s technology, the world is smaller, making it possible to hear tweets from people in effected communities about the earthquake seconds after it happened, it is still a big planet, which makes it easy to become disconnected from what is happening in other places. Fort St. James is at the end of a highway in north central B.C., far from the reaches of Sandy, far from the ongoing bombings and genocides of other parts of the world. Yet, still, the fact the world media

virtually stopped in their tracks and focussed on not much else than the storm shows how quickly the world can be brought into our living rooms and shows us how easily we can be connected if the will is there. The earthquake also helped prove how even though we are so far from most things, we are all still sharing the same ground in the end. What happens off the coast of Haida Gwaii matters, and what happens in Fort St. James can matter. This point was also brought home by the Fort St. James Sustainability Group, which reportedly made an impact at the Joint Review Panel (JRP) hearings in Prince George when they questioned Enbridge representatives last week. It was a significant event which became a little overshadowed by natural disasters. Perhaps we should be looking even more closely at the hearings, given recent events. Kandace Kerr and Brenda Gouglas, according to a fellow group member, were so impressive in their questioning, they received compliments from lawyers at the hearings for their well-researched questions. The work the group has been doing has been receiving nationallevel attention, and this is fair, given the presence of a pipeline across the Stuart and Necoslie Rivers has im-

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plications for the entire province, and therefore the country, because the Stuart River runs into the Fraser. So like the ground we share, so too the water we share, and water is the essence of life on Earth, after all. So while natural disasters may have distracted us from the hearings in Prince George, perhaps it is time we made the very real connection between those hearings and some of the other things happening around the world. While the hearings are supposed to be limited in scope to the pipeline directly, what about the broader implications of this and other pipelines have for our energy future, on global oil consumption, global energy needs and choices. It is hard to argue with the importance of the tar sands to our national economy, it is absolutely significant. Is this the direction we want to be taking as a nation? Do we even have other options? How much global climatic disruption are we willing to accept? How much will we be able to live with? If we are willing to accept the environmental impact of the tar sands in Alberta, should we then be exporting the lowest grade product possible to China and then importing a finished product once they make it into something usable? Is this what we want

to do as a country? And how do we share the benefits of this industry? While B.C. would be saddled with a pipeline through some of its most important watersheds and vital fisheries, is it entitled to more of the profits than it would receive through property taxation? The much-touted numbers by Enbridge are over a 30-year period, if within those 30 years, there was a leak, how much of the cost would B.C. be left with? If the provincial salmon fishery was devastated, this would be a major long-term cost to the province. But what about our own moral conscience? Sure, China can get oil from somewhere else, and they likely will. But saying it is their choice is like saying you may as well sell an addict drugs because they will buy them somewhere else anyhow. Why does our government not choose a direction like the German government, with investment in alternative energy to decrease the population’s reliance on petroleum? The situations are very different, but at the very least, should our country not be having these conversations, debating our collective priorities? So all these questions and events are swirling around in my head as the compressor kicks in and out. Hopefully your week was more productive than mine.

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Arts Fest 2012 show comes to Fort

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The traveling art show of the best of Arts Fest 2012 will be in the Fort St. James library starting this week. The show is the top 10 pieces of the Arts Fest 2012, which takes place each year at a different community in the Central Interior Regional Arts Council (CIRAC). This year’s show was in Vanderhoof, but if you missed seeing the entire Arts Fest, you can at least catch some of the highlights with this traveling exhibition. The local arts council, being a member of CIRAC, is bringing the traveling show to the Fort St. James Bicentennial Library. Local artist and arts council member Pat Gauthier said the annual show has been going on for over 30 years. Gauthier is one of the local arts council members who

makes the show happen in Fort each year, and this year she also had a piece selected to be included in the show. The pieces will be on display from Nov. 9-24, and there will be an opening night on Nov. 9 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.. The show is free to view and will also be accompanied by evening art demos on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.. The show will also be available to see during regular library hours (Tuesday 11:30 a.m.- 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.)


FORT ST. JAMES PUBLIC LIBRARY HOURS... Tuesday 11:30-8:00 Wednesday 11:30-4:30 Thursday 11:30-4:30 Friday 11:30-8:00 Saturday 11:00-3:00

RIGHT: A painting by local Fort St. James artist Pat Gauthier is one of a number of works which will be on display in the Fort St. James Bicentennial Library starting this week. Pat Gauthier

Community learning: Adult Education Centre Did you know four out of every ten tre can lay out an education plan for too late and you are never too old to adults who live in BC have not gradu- obtaining your Dogwood or design a earn your diploma or learn something ated from secondary school. custom program for you. new. One in four of these adults have less For more information, you than a Grade 9 education. can reach the Adult Education For this reason many people decide Centre at 996-7712 or come to to continue their learning each year and the Centre. It is located at 250 EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH many of them enroll in adult programs. Stuart Drive, Suite 221 in the WELCOMES YOU! The Fort Adult Centre for Educa- Goodwin Building. tion’s primary objective is to offer Registration of students and 4th Avenue W & Birch Street courses leading to a Dogwood Diplo- course completions generates ma. funding to run the Center. SUNDAY SCHOOL .........10:30 am - 12 Noon If you have not graduated, you can Registration is on-going so MORNING WORSHIP ....10:30 am - 12 Noon register to work towards your diploma. come in at any time. It is never However, the Adult Church Office 996-7261 Centre can also be used to upgrade your marks for college/university entrance or apprenticeROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH ship programs. (Across from the Petrocan Station) If you are a Graduate and need upgrading for SUNDAY LITURGY: Saturday 7:30 pm & Sunday 10:30 am DAILY MASS: Monday - Friday 9:00 am post-secondary education entrance require$ 44 Month PASTORAL TEAM: FATHER FRANK SALMON 250-996-8343 +HST For as low as SR. JANE DWYER, SR. PAT MACAULAY, SR. DIVINA PEDRO ments, come in and reg250-996-2275 You can NOW read ister. All courses that you THE CALEDONIA COURIER register for are free. ON LINE You may come in to PAGE BY PAGE work at your own pace WITH AN E-SUBSCRIPTION or work at home or camp. INCLUDES ALL Please feel free to drop in during the centre’s hours of operation You can subscribe online at and check us out. The or call 250-567-9258 Adult Education Centre and we will help you set up your e-sub to is open September to June, Monday to Friday 169 Stuart Drive West, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.. at the Lakeshore Realty office If you wish, the cen-


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Dear Residents, The District of Fort St. James will commence issuing parking tickets to vehicles that are illegally parked as per Traffic & Parking Bylaw No. 839, 2007. Please note that parking infractions can include fines up to a maximum of $100.00 and the vehicle towed. Please ensure that your vehicle is legally parked at all times and that it doesn’t impede snow removal. District of Fort St. James

SNOW REMOVAL AND ICE CONTROL POLICY 1. ROADS Inspection The Public Works Department will plow and sand whenever snow accumulations or freezing conditions are such that a hazard is created. a) A snow removal plan shall be developed each year prior to the onset of winter conditions. b) Plowing and sanding by priority as follows: 1. Arterial road accessing emergency services. 2. Bus routes and hills. 3. Remaining streets and roads. 4. District owned parking lots. c) The Public Works Department will sand roads at the request of the R.C.M.P. d) If in the course of other duties, Public Works personnel observe winter driving hazards they will report them to their supervisors, who will arrange for inspection of the hazard. e) Where the Public reports a winter driving hazard to the Public Works Department, the Department will inspect the hazard. f) Driveway windrows on the property of seniors over age 65 or disabled persons will be cleared within 48 hours after the priorities in Section 1(b) are completed.




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Tourism jobs grow in B.C. For some, a dream job would be a vacation planner – for themselves! Vacationing in B.C. can take so many forms that it would indeed be a full-time job. The tourism and hospitality industry is an extremely diverse industry with over 400 different occupations – including occupations that lead to longer-term careers, as well as those that fit well for those seeking part-time work, like students or older workers who are not yet ready to retire. British Columbia’s tourism industry will be a leader in provincial job growth as businesses look to fill 101,000 new job openings by 2020, according to a study of labour demand and supply by go2, the BC tourism industry’s human resource association. The Tourism Labour Market Strategy, released in the spring of 2012 by go2, sets out the plan to recruit, retain and train the workers needed to keep pace with the growth projected for the industry. Nearly half of the 101,000 openings will be new jobs created by the Lana Denoni, Chair, TIABC. tourism industry across the province, adding TIABC 44,220 more jobs to the provincial workforce noni, Chair of TIABC, the Tourism Industry by 2020. The other approximately 57,000 Association of British Columbia. openings are due to replacements (i.e. retireBritish Columbia’s location, bordered by ments). the Rocky Mountains on the east and the Pa“The labour strategy co-ordinated by go2 cific Ocean on the west, makes it unique within is a key pillar of industry growth in the prov- Canada. Its mountain and coastal scenery, opince. Without it, we simply wouldn’t have the portunities for summer sailing, winter skiing, skilled workers in place to deliver the visitor and other activities such as fishing or sightseeexperience throughout BC,” says Lana De- ing in coastal or inland waters or experiencing

our vibrant cities all make us a world-class destination. Tourism helps to diversify our economy and also brings new community services to permanent residents. BC’s tourism and hospitality industry is now the single largest “primary resource industry” in the province, generating an annual real GDP ($2002) of more than $6.4 billion in 2010, ahead of forestry, mining, oil and gas extraction, and agriculture. Tourism and hospitality generated $13.4 billion in annual revenue in 2010. Overall, between 2004 and 2010, industry revenues grew by a total of 25.5 per cent, representing an average annual growth rate of 4.2 per cent. The provincial government’s Gaining the Edge: A Five-year Strategy for Tourism in British Columbia targets revenue growth of five per cent a year that will top $18 billion in tourism spending by 2016. The fastest growing sectors for tourism job growth over the next decade are expected to be recreation and entertainment and travel services. There are an estimated 17,943 tourism-related businesses across the province, employing about 260,000 workers, or 10.8 per cent of B.C.’s total labour force of 2.4 million people. More than 80 per cent of tourism’s new job openings are projected to come in Food and Beverage Services (43,410 openings), Recreation and Entertainment (20,530 openings)

and the Accommodation sector (18,920 openings). “After several years of slow labour growth, the tourism industry is poised to expand,” said Arlene Keis, Chief Executive Officer of go2. “Labour shortages are already being felt in places like Northern B.C., the Thompson Okanagan and in the Rockies regions. By 2016, the crunch will be more acute throughout the province.” “The tourism industry often provides people with their important first job and sets them on their career path,” said Keis. “Tourism is also the largest employer of youth, with one in four British Columbians under the age of 24 working in the industry.” “This anticipated growth in tourism reinforces the need to plan carefully and ensure that there are enough workers with the right skills in the right communities to meet the tourism industry’s future labour needs,” said Keis. Boomer Gaye Dolezal of Sidney, BC says “Working part-time in Tourism Information was a fun way for me to use my great knowledge of Canadian cities. I often astounded visitors with the connections I could make to their hometowns.” She adds “People like to feel like welcome guests, not just tourists.” Career section of http://www.go2hr. ca/careers-tourism Tourism Labour Market Strategy: http://www.

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The Poppy is a symbol of wartime remembrance

The poppy has stood as the official symbol of Canada’s Remembrance Day since 1921, a visual reminder of all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for war. Some may wonder why this small flower is used to represent the fallen soldier. Poppies and fallen soldiers have a long history together. The origins of the flower can be traced back to the Napoleonic wars in France. During these times of unrest and battle, many soldiers went on to final resting places in graves in Flanders, France. Ensuing literature describing how poppies grew so thickly and vibrantly over these graves — in soil that once could not produce much vegetation. Years later, a soldier would be instrumental in bringing the symbol of the poppy to the hearts and minds of Canadians. When John McCrae served in World War I as a LieutenantColonel, he was stationed near Ypres, Belgium, the area traditionally called Flanders. McCrae observed how poppies grew so well among the makeshift graves of the soliders, which were marked by wooden crosses. When McCrae lost a fellow soldier and close friend, he penned a poem called “In Flanders Fields” and portrayed the picture of war and the poppy flower visual.

“In Flanders Fields” In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.


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We honour and appreciate all the veterans who served and sacrificed to ensure our freedom. Thank you!

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It’s a day to honour those men and women who gave of themselves, their time and their diligence in the service of their country.

THIS honour and give thanks to all veterans who served and sacrificed for our freedom.

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To this day McCrae’s poem remains among the most memorable war poems ever written. It also paved the way for the poppy flower to be one of the most recognized symbols of wartime remembrance. Thousands of poppies are placed on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Remembrance Day participants wear poppies on their lapels.

Parade to Spirit Square 2011 Remembrance Day. See 2012 Remembrance Day pictures in the Nov. 14th issue of the Caledonia Courier.

RemembRance Day seRvices FORT sT James: - Assemble at the Legion 9:45 a.m. - Proceed to the Cenotaph for 2 minutes of silence and service 11:00 a.m. - Refreshments at the Legion following the service

We We recognize recognize the the many many sacrifi sacrifices ces made made by by our our men men and and women women in in uniform uniform both both today today and and throughout throughout our our nation’s nation’s history. history. We We honour honour their their courage courage and and dedication, dedication, and and we we thank thank them them for for their their contribution contribution to to our our country. country.

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On Remembrance Day, let us always remember the bravery and sacrifice of the many men and women who fought and died to preserve and ensure our freedom

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Lest We Forget On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 World War I ended. November 11th is Remembrance Day and Canadians are asked to take some time on this day to remember and recognize the sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers and peacekeepers. John would like to thank all veterans for their heroics and encourage his constituents to attend a Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11. Call or visit my MLA office at: Phone: 250-567-6820 183 First St, Vanderhoof 1-877-964-5650 Houston Office 2500 Butler Ave. 250-845-7770

John Rustad, MLA Nechako Lakes

Nak’azdli Band Council pays tribute to all members who served in World War 1, 11 and in Desert Storm.

George Todd Ananie Prince Alexis Song Bernard Sagalon Freddy Prince Private Solomon Prince Albert Prince Gunner Thomas Prince Mac William Prince Private Ray Prince Private David Benoit Lawrence Billy Emil Lawrence Harvey Leon Bernard Michel Private Morrison Murdock US Navy First Marine Corp Albert Prince

Private Bob Prince Gunner Frederick Prince Herbert Prince Private Mac (William) Prince Private Raymond Prince Gunner & Private Thomas Prince Private Jack Rossetti Gunner Jimmy Rossetti Mac Steven Alec David Oliver Gregg James T Prince Edward Prince Harry Coldwell John Tremblay Scott Reed

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Free early literacy kits for parents If you have been following these Literacy articles in the Caledonia Courier over the years you will be aware that improving ones Essential Skills, leads to stronger performances at school, more success at work, better health outcomes, and healthier relationships with others. Given these and other benefits it makes sense that we should be trying to instill our children with literacy skills sooner rather than later. Early literacy is helping your child get ready for formal reading instruction. When children have learned early literacy skills before they enter kindergarten, they are at a distinct advantage when learning to read. Since parents and caregivers are a child’s first teacher and primary role model, you can begin developing these skills right from birth! Child development experts have identified five simple activities that can help get your child

Shana Labatch reads to her daughter Danika Labach-Free.

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ready to read: Talking – Children learn language by listening. They learn new words and learn about the world around them. Talking to your child also helps them develop their vocabulary. Tip – Grow your child’s vocabulary by repeating what they say and adding new words. “You want a banana? That’s a healthy choice.” Singing – Singing slows down language and helps children hear

the different sounds that make up words. It also develops an awareness of rhythm and syllables. Tip – Sing the alphabet song to learn sounds and letters. Reading – Reading to and with your child will help them learn how a book works and what print looks like. Children who enjoy being read to are more likely to enjoy reading by themselves. Tip – Pick up a free Literacy Kit from the Learning Hub for chil-

dren’s books and a program of activities which will help you get your little one off on the right foot in school and in life. Writing – Reading and writing go hand in hand. Children can learn pre-reading skills by practicing drawing and scribbling. Writing also helps develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Tip – Our Literacy Kits come with crayons and colouring pages. Playing – Play helps

17-year-old arrested for stabbing in Vanderhoof The Vanderhoof RCMP arrested a 17-year-old boy following an altercation at a home on the Saik’uz First Nations reserve, early Thursday morning. One adult male suffered stab wounds in the alleged assault. At around 9:30 a.m., on

Thursday November 1, 2012 the Vanderhoof RCMP attended to a gathering at a home located on the Saik’uz First Nations reserve, after receiving reports that an adult male had been stabbed. Police attended and arrested a 17-year-old teenager following

We Remember. To the courageous women & men who have served our country and sacrificed so much. Thank you.

their initial findings. The 26-year-old stabbing victim was transported to Vanderhoof Hospital where he was stabilized and is now being transported by BCAS to Prince George Hospital for further surgery.

children think symbolically about real objects and experiences. It also helps them use spoken and written words to communicate about real life. Tip – Encourage dramatic play to foster narrative skills. Each Literacy Kit comes with a parent information sheet and introductions explaining the value of early literacy and how to use the package. The kit has 2 children’s books, a dictionary, a suggested list of daily activities you can do with your child indoors and outside, a stepby-step program on how to introduce your child to reading using books

from the Fort St. James Library, a journal, a pencil, crayons, colouring paper, a bookmark, fun stickers for your child and support from the

staff at the Learning Hub. For more information call Alex or Shana at 996-7078, or drop by the Learning Hub at five corners.

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GATEWAY perspectives

Kitimat: A safe option There’s no mistaking the importance of Kitimat, B.C., to the Gateway project. It’s where the pipeline ends, and it’s where marine operations begin. I’d like to set the record straight on why we chose Kitimat, at the head of the Douglas Channel, as the site for Gateway’s marine terminal. The answer took thousands of hours of research, planning, engineering, environmental science, oceanography consultation, weather monitoring, and simulation. But the simple reason is . . . safety, all the way. The Douglas Channel is one of the widest and deepest inland waterways on North America’s west coast. Government research had already determined Kitimat to be among the safest ports in B.C., and about 1,500 tankers carrying petrochemicals have docked safely at Kitimat over the past quarter-century. Strategically speaking, Kitimat provides the lowest environmental risk for all aspects of Gateway operations. It offers a safer endpoint for the pipeline route, from a geotechnical perspective. The marine terminal at Kitimat also provides safe approaches for tanker traffic — with a suitable turning basin in Kitimat Arm, and natural deep-water berths that are sheltered

from open-water wave conditions. At its very narrowest, the Douglas Channel is 1.4 kilometres wide — three times wider than Transport Canada’s recommended width for two-way tanker traffic. Water depths in the marine channels are up to several hundred metres. As an added measure, full simulations of vessel traffic in the Douglas Channel were carried out at a world-leading facility in Denmark. It tested the largest proposed vessels in environmental conditions that tankers would experience in the marine channels. The result was a thumbs-up on the shipping route, endorsed by both government departments and the British Columbia Coast Pilots. Why Kitimat? Why the Douglas Channel? It’s the safe option for Gateway.

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Strict marine safety standards will ensure we respect our neighbours above, around and below us.

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

Tankers will reduce speeds in the channels…

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

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

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

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

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“I am grateful that the Business Administration Certificate Program is being offered so close. Having them at night and part-time really accommodates my situation. I can continue my education and still maintain my full time job.” Ronnie Mullenberg, Materials Management Coordinator, Thompson Creek/Endako Mines

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Start Here, Go anywhere…

The College of New Caledonia offers education opportunities that are within your reach.

Are you transitioning to a new career or developing a skill-set that will allow you to grow your career in your present environment? Perhaps the Business Administration Certificate Program, offered on a part-time basis at the Vanderhoof campus is for you. As one current student  attests, it is an ideal opportunity to ‘grow’ her career, “I am grateful that these courses are being offered so close. Having them at night and part-time really accommodates my situation. I can continue my education and still maintain my full time job.”  Ronnie Mullenberg, Materials Management Coordinator, Thompson Creek/Endako Mines Or maybe you are interested in working in the mining industry? The Fort St James Campus is partnering with Thompson Creek Metals to offer a series of eight short evening courses.  This has been ongoing for a number of months and is an opportunity for people to enhance components of workplace essential skills relevant to the mining sector.  These courses are available to anyone in the region on a first come, first serve basis. Bruce Hagashi shares his experience: “I have previous experience working in a mine tailing system and operating haul truck.  I’ve learned a lot going to these evening courses at the local campus.  It’s a good way to refresh some of your skills and learn new things.”    Call the Fort St. James campus for details.   CNC-Nechako, in partnership with School District 91, WorkBC in Vanderhoof and Fraser Lake and Fort Outreach in Fort St James are all focused on your success!  If you don’t see the training listed that you need to move forward in your career, contact the CNC campus in your community and request the delivery of training; if we are unable to accommodate you, we will help you find alternative training options.  We are here to support your educational needs and recognize that together we build community.  New Semester – New Programs at CNC!

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Program Name Aviation Business Diploma (Pilot Plus) Business Administration Certificate Environmental Field Assistant Certificate Lumber Manufacturing (ESA) Job Options Mine Industry Certificate Mineral Processing Operator Certificate Office Essential Skills Road Builder and Heavy Construction - Foundation Professional Cook Level 1

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Start Date Continuous Intake January, 2013 February, 2013 TBA TBA January, 2013 January, 2013 January, 2013 March 2013 May, 2013

Credit Courses at CNC Nechako Register now for January Start Date ABST100 ACC151 COM222 ECE151 ECON201 LAW294 MATH157 MKT152 CASS 150 CASS 180 CLCT 100 FASD 260

Introduction to the World View of First Nations People Accounting 1 Management and Organizational Behavior Child Growth & Development (Fraser Lake) Microeconomics Business Law Business Statistics Principles of Marketing Life Planning & Support Systems Supporting Literacy in Diverse Classrooms Carrier Language & Culture Overview of FASD

Check the Web site for details - Vanderhoof 3231 Hospital Road Vanderhoof, B.C., V0J 3A2 Phone: (250) 567-3200 Fax: (250) 567-3217 E-Mail: Toll Free: 1-877-567-3270

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School District No. 91

Career & Trades Programs “Making Education Real & Relevant”

Career Programs School District No. 91 Career & Trades Programs is committed to providing students the hands-on work experience they need to explore future job opportunities, develop the industry and educational contacts so important in today’s workplace, and to fully understand earlier rather than later, the educational background necessary to move forward along a career path of their choosing. For more information regarding School District No.91 District Projects and/or the CTC Program please feel free to contact: DarreN CarPeNTer DiSTriCT Career & TraDeS ProgramS CoorDiNaTor Phone: 250-570-9739 email: dcarpenter@sd91.

Project Agriculture

Project Agriculture is a 3 day career awareness opportunity for 24 senior secondary school students. The project showcases agriculture as a valuable resource in our region, and the province. Students receive hands-on exposure to the many aspects and opportunities in agriculture in the Nechako Valley, the second largest forage producing area in British Columbia.

Camp Natural Resource Management

Camp Natural Resource Management is a 2 day career awareness opportunity for 24 senior secondary school students. Participants explore the many career opportunities open to them in the natural resource management sector. Students are exposed to careers in land management, silviculture, archaeology, forest health, forest ecology & fish wildlife. An integrated land management plan is created by students at the end of the project.

Project Health

Project Health is a 2 day career awareness opportunity for 24 senior secondary school students of exceptional scholastic ability. The project showcases career options and possibilities in the health & medical fields. The project provides interested students hands-on exposure to the many aspects and opportunities in medicine.

Project Junior Trades

Project Junior Trades is a 1 day career awareness opportunity for 7 area elementary schools. Grade 7 students experience the world of carpentry, welding, culinary arts, and hairstyling via hands-on activities from certified tradespersons.

Project Trades

Project Trades is a 2 day career awareness opportunity for 24 secondary school students. Participants discuss career opportunities with electricians, pipe-fitters, saw filers, millwrights, carpenters, and heavy-duty mechanics at their respective job-sites.

Project Heavy Duty

Project Heavy Duty is 4 day career awareness opportunity for 24 senior secondary school students. The project provides students the opportunity to operate a broad range of industrial machinery such as skidders, loaders, feller-bunchers, gravel trucks, excavators, packers, back-hoes, graders, earth moving machinery, and bob-cats to name a few.

Project Fire Fighter

Project Fire Fighter is a 2 day full immersion “career simulation” opportunity for a select number of Junior Fire Fighter students from throughout the school district. Students remain at the local fire hall over the duration of the project as they participate in live fire scenarios at the regional fire training centre.

Project Forest Management

Project Forest Management is a 3 day career awareness opportunity for 24 senior secondary school students. The project showcases the world of forest management. Students gain hands-on exposure to the many facets of modern forest management practices. Modern GPS usage, block layout, tree planting, brush cutting, and forest fire fighting practices are available for students to explore and experience.

Junior Initial Attack

Junior Initial Attack is a year long work experience opportunity for a select number of senior secondary school students from School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes). Successful candidates participate in a series of competitive workshops, seminars, & physical tests throughout the school year. Top performers become eligible for summer employment with the Ministry of Forests as active Initial Attack Fire Fighters.

Secondary School Apprenticeships

Secondary School Apprenticeships: SSA’s are partnerships between the ITA, local school districts, and employers that allow students to become registered apprentices, whereby, the hours they accumulate may be used towards their eventual certification. See opposite page.

Work Experience Placements

Work Experience Placements: Students are placed by the school coordinator in a career area of interest. Students receive credit once they have completed 90 hours of directly related work experience and 30 hours of course/school based work. Students are continually monitored and assessed by the employer and school career coordinator.

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School District No. 91

Career & Trades Programs “Making Education Real & Relevant”

Junior Initial Attack

Career Programs School District No.91 Career & Trades Programs is committed to providing students the hands-on work experiences they need to explore future job opportunities, develop the industry & educational contacts so important in today’s workplace, and to fully understand; earlier rather than later, the educational background necessary to move forward along a career path of their choosing. Project Agriculture Career Programs Coordinators: The burden falls upon the school based career programs coordinator to make this happen. The career programs departments in each of the four major high schools (NVSS, FJSSS, FLESS, LDSS) are actively involved each year in a broad range of career promotion activities and events.

Project Fire Fighter

Project Health

Project Heavy Duty

Project Forest Management

Junior Initial Attack

Camp Natural Resource Management

❖ Recruit students and provide assistance to the 9 Career Awareness Projects ❖ Project Agriculture, Camp Natural Resource Management, Project Health, Project Junior Trades, Project Trades, Project Forest Management, Project Fire Fighter, Project Heavy Duty, Junior Initial Attack ❖ Provide Career Counseling ❖ Coordinate Work Experience Placements ❖ Coordinate Volunteer Placements ❖ Responsible for Grad Transitions ❖ Responsible for Secondary School Apprenticeship Placements ❖ Increase Career & Trades Awareness – School & Community Level ❖ Workshops ❖ Trade Shows ❖ Classroom/Community Presentations ❖ Grade Presentations ❖ Participation in Career Fairs ❖ CTC/ACE-It Programs Recruitment ❖ Foster positive relationships and ongoing partnerships between business, industry, community organizations, students, high school, and school district The Career Programs Coordinator plays an important and integral role in the educational growth for the students in School District No. 91. As one part of the School District No. 91 team, Career & Trades Programs strives to “Make Education Real & Relevant” for students throughout our region each and every day.



Local Sustainability Group examines Enbridge in Prince George


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LEFT: (L-R) L-R: Linda Currie, Mayor Rob MacDougall, Andrew Wheatley, and Jeff Jones all helped to celebrate 100 years of forestry in B.C. and unveil the new living Christmas tree in Spirit Square in Fort St. James. Caledonia Courier

Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier Fort St. James Sustainability Group members Kandace Kerr and Brenda Gouglas questioned Enbridge experts in Prince George Oct. 29. The two women stood up and each cross-examined the panel of experts on some of the specifics of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline. Gouglas questioned the proponent on spill response plans and organization, with the experts unable to answer questions regarding specific plans and organizations they would be working with, saying the plans are still being worked on. While Gouglas was concerned the planned control point for a spill into the Stuart River is 49.3 km downstream of where the pipeline crosses the river, the company expert said the location is subject to change. Kerr’s questions also looked at some aspects of emergency response, and she also raised some questions around site remediation if a spill was to occur, to which the response was, if the site was not remediated within a year, there would be a compensation process to release the Northern Gateway Project from any further liability. She also confirmed the Fort St. James pumping station is the nearest one to occupied dwellings of the pump stations along the pipeline route. The questioning by the Fort St. James Sustainability Group featured in a story in the Prince George Citizen on October 30 as well.

Early Deadlines Due to the Remembrance Day holiday on Sunday, November 11th the Omineca Express office is closed Monday, November 12th, 2012.

Ceremony celebrates centenary Mayor Rob MacDougall and Andrew Wheatley of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations said a few words to honour the centenary of 100 years of forest service in B.C.. The ceremony ended with the cutting of a ribbon on the new living Christmas tree for Spirit Square. Nearly 20 people braved the chilling wind off of Stuart Lake to mark the occasion.

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Dinners create habitat Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier Nearly 75 years ago, a group of hunters got together to do something about disappearing habitat. Concerned the ducks they loved to hunt were losing vital wetlands, they decided to take action, and Ducks Unlimited began. Over those nearly 75 years, the organization has funded projects throughout Canada and the United States to help protect important habitat for waterfowl, and the international organization has evolved. No longer just about protecting the interests of hunters hoping to save the animals they like to hunt, Ducks Unlimited continues to help preserve habitat and hold fundraising events to raise the money to do so. Fort St. James hosts one of 27 events in the northern part of the province, run by volunteers and made successful through the generosity of the entire community. Over the 21 years of holding fundraising dinners in Fort St. James, over $350,000 has been raised for the organization to help preserve wetlands. These funds have helped to pay for some of the area projects Ducks has done, with five wetland projects between Fort St. James and Prince George in the Teardrop area. While the local group has only about 10 core members, extra volunteers help out each year to make the gala dinners a success. Catered dinners with Ducks Unlimited merchandise and other items like Robert Bateman limited edition prints and local silent auction items help raise the money needed to continue the wetland protection work.

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LEFT: Ken MacInnis of Ducks Unlimited, looks over one of the projects the organization has funded to preserve and create habitat for waterfowl near Fort St. James. Caledonia Courier

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Projects have been done across B.C., with the current focus being put on the most important wetland habitat in the Peace Region, the Chilcotin, and coastal estuaries.

“We’re very fortunate in B.C., because we spend more money in B.C than we raise … because we have so much critical habitat,” said Ken Ferris, fundraising manager

for northern B.C. for Ducks. This year’s annual Ducks Unlimited fundraising dinner was taking place Saturday, Nov. 3, after the paper went to press.

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(Woods Foreman) TIMBERLANDS Campbell River, BC Mid Island Forest Operation is a continuous harvest operation (6x3 shift) harvesting 1.1 MM M3 annually and building 140 km of road. Working as part of a team of supervisors, this position will have direct responsibility for woods operations and union crews. The successful candidate will value the team-oriented approach, have a good working knowledge of applicable occupational safety regulations, first-hand knowledge and experience in a unionized environment, and will be responsible for planning, supervision of hourly personnel, safe work performance and the achievement of departmental goals. Further job details can be viewed at: WFP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefit and pension package and the potential to achieve annual performance rewards. Please reply in confidence, citing Reference Code. )VNBO3FTPVSDF%FQBSUNFOUt'BDTJNJMF Email: "QQMJDBUJPO%FBEMJOF5IVSTEBZ /PWFNCFS  3FGFSFODF$PEF1SPEVDUJPO4QWTPS.*'0

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HELP WANTED The District is looking for a seasonal part-time snow removal operator for the 2013 winter season. Hours depend on the weather. Please drop off information to: District of Fort St. James PO Box 640, 477 Stuart Drive West Fort St. James, BC V0J 1P0 Fax 250-996-2248 Email: Attn: Randy Hand Public Works Superintendent By November 14th

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CAREER OPPORTUNITY Hub International Barton Insurance is currently seeking A career minded individual for our Fort St James office. This is an opportunity to join a large International Company where Education and training is provided. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package. Office & Insurance experience is an asset. A criminal record check is required for licensing Resume’s can be dropped off at our office located at 470 Stuart Drive, Fort St James or Email them to Closing date: November 20, 2012 We thank all applicants, but only successful candidates will be contacted.

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