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Loggers in B.C. short manpower to meet demand Hurricane Sandy off the east coast projected to result in a sharp increase in demand for lumber Walter Strong Lumber prices have risen to a 19 month high in the wake of Hurricane Sandy of the east coast of the U.S., reports the Reuters News Service. On Oct. 31 futures trading on U.S. lumber had increased to the daily maximum allowable before triggering an automatic cap on further trades. The market was responding the anticipated demand for building products in the follow up to the destruction on the U.S. east coast. MaryAnne Arcand, Executive Director of the Central Interior Logging Association is raising the alarm that northern B.C. will not be in a position to meet the increase in demand that these higher lumber prices represent. “We’re so short of trucks and equipment operators to meet current requirements that if there’s an increase in demand we won’t have the capacity on the ground to meet that demand,” said Arcand. Logging contractors are generally under contract for their product so that market fluctuations aren’t always felt on the ground. Klaus Posselt, President of Tahtsa Timber in Burns Lake said that the market increase for lumber was still a Walter Strong photo good thing for local contractors Could there be a lot more logging trucks hauling through Burns Lake in the wake of Hurricane Sandy? Only as some pricing isn’t locked in to a contract rate. if we can find people to drive them, says Central Interior Logging Association’s Maryanne Arcand

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Arcand has her ear to the ground in the forest industry and her association helps connect workers and contractors. “Some of my contractors are saying that they’re only operating at 50 or 60 per cent usage of their trucks and equipments,” Arcand said. To get their equipment running at full capacity and make money, she said that logging contractors are going outside of the province to bring in workers. “I’ve got loggers in the region that are flying people in from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia every couple of weeks. I’ve got contractors in the area that are looking at bringing in foreign workers. They’re getting pretty desperate.” Arcand guesses that forestry as an industry across the province is short at least 1000 to 1500 workers. It’s particularly challenging in North Central B.C. where mining and other resource projects compete for the same workers. “Our guys already know how to work in the bush and in the long winter weather and how to run equipment and trucks,” Arcand said. “The mines poach them as fast as we can get them trained.” Even though the unemployment rate in Northern B.C. is higher than in southern regions of the province, there is a shortage of labour for forest work. Arcand says that this shortage is taking a toll on the capacity of local industry to respond to local demand. “I had one contractor phone me a couple of weeks ago to see if I knew anybody looking for work,” said Arcand. “He’d been offered 100 km of road building, and that’s good money, but he had to turn it down because he didn’t have the people.”

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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.

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John Chapman B.Sc., P. Eng., FCIM points to Burns Lake at the heart of a lot of potential mineral resource development in Northern B.C. Chapman has a lifetime of ing products, says Chapman, and WALTER STRONG mining experience in both man- Burns Lake is in an area of world John Chapman wants you to agement and on the ground, and class mineral deposits. But B.C. know that B.C.’s mining industry is a registered member of the faces a problem. “You can have the best reis at a crossroads. According to Professional Engineers and GeoChapman, the four mine projects scientist of B.C. He is involved source in the world, but if you killed in B.C. since 1993 have with a partner in a numbered have too many things going taken large revenues out of pro- of registered mining claims in against you, companies won’t vincial coffers as well as limiting Northern B.C., many of them invest here,” Chapman said. What B.C. has going against the well paid job opportunities centred on the Burns Lake area. “Without mining we’d be in it, according to Chapman, are that mining has traditionally ofthe stone age,” said Chapman. excessive federal and provinfered to B.C. Chapman was a guest of the “People have mining out of their cial regulations, civil servants Burns Lake Chamber of Com- minds, but everything modern who over step their mandates merce last Thursday. His two that we have is the result of min- according to satisfy their own and a half hour presentation to ing.” The metals in computers, political agendas, First Nations about 10 people covered every- cell phones, building products, dwelling on historical grievthing from labour laws, First Na- forestry equipment, and the cars, ances, and a well organized tion conflicts, environmental or- trucks and bikes that we drive all and well-funded ‘mafia’ of environmental activists. ganizations and the methods and depend on mining. techniques of modern mining. More on page 5... Modern life is defined by min-

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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Morrison Mine company responds to project denial Pacific Booker Minerals still wants to work with province Walter Strong After 30 days Pacific Booker Minerals Inc. (PBM) has finally responded to the province’s decision to deny the Morrison Mine Project the Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC) that it would have needed to proceed. Mining the $6 billion in mineral resources that lay below the ground near Granisle B.C. would have begun in 2014 had the certificate been approved. It

is estimated that the project would have generated $300 million in tax revenue, created over 1100 jobs during the three year mine construction phase and generated over $79 million dollars in household income at the same time. In an Oct. 31, 2012 statement, PBM chief executive officer Gregory Anderson said that over 16,000 pages of documentation were produced in the environmental application put before the province. The proposal included 32 conditions that the company had agreed to meet as part of Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) approval. “PBM has adequately and reasonably addressed all the issues raised by government agencies, First Nations and the public,” said Anderson. According to the Aug. 21, 2012 report

prepared by the provincial EAO, Anderson was correct to say so. The conclusion of the 205 page report was that all environmental, First Nations, and public concerns were, in the language of the report, ‘adequately and reasonably’ dealt with. But on Oct. 1, the province denied approval of the EAC despite its own office’s apparent approval of the application. Even though the long term risk to water quality and salmon populations were identified and addressed in the report of the environmental assessment office, environment minister Terry Lake and energy, mines and natural gas minister Rich Coleman determined that the risk to sockeye salmon, the possibility of long term water quality issues and long-term liability to the province were unacceptable factors.

Regarding the obstacles of water quality and disturbance to salmon populations, PBM reiterated that the province’s own third party reviews of water pollution mitigation efforts proposed by PBM were sufficient to protect long term water quality and fish habitat. The long-term liability identified by the ministers Lake and Coleman is in reference to the possibility that the province would be on the hook for expensive reclamation efforts if PBM were unwilling or unable to complete the work itself. PBM responded that it had technical plans to reduce by half the potential cost of reclamation by refilling the pit mine with the waste rock generated during the operation of the mine. But the province was concerned the potential $300 million dollars in

reclamation costs could not be met by the mining company. Erik Tornquist, PBM Chief Operating Officer explained that the company’s reclamation obligations would be bonded. “There’s no risk to the province if there’s a bond,” said Tornquist. “As you’re mining, you’re bonding for each tonne of waste rock.” Essentially, the province is saying that PBM cannot afford to bond its operation. PBM responded that, “Mine development costs these days are significant in any event and the bond is just part of doing business in a sustainable and environmentally protective manner.” “The bond is all part of the financial analysis,” explains Tornquist. “It’s a progressive bond and it comes out of the operating profits of the More on page 8...


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An elephant in the room? When I was a kid I remember that provincial governments used to fall over themselves to bring industry and jobs to a region. It was a point of pride and a sure way to win the next election if you could bring prosperity to your voters. Now it seems that the province is falling over itself to deny industry. ‘Tough on resource industry’ is the new mantra. The government is responding to what seems to be the voting public’s rejection of environmental harm. I say ‘seems to be’ because it’s difficult to get an accurate picture of how the majority actually feels about the intense resource development proposed for Northern B.C. The media does not much spend much time dwelling on the implications of shutting down industry, and it doesn’t go out of its way to find people in favour of development. Protests in Victoria provide better photo-ops than board meetings, and the easiest quote to count on is from the environmental lobby. Laying into Enbridge in Prince George is easier than asking what, exactly, we’re supposed to do for work in Northern B.C. if we take the position that only zero risk is acceptable. If we decide not cut trees or mine minerals and gold because we don’t have a 100 per cent solution to sustainability issues, what replacement industries do we have in mind? The easiest way to make sure we never have a timber supply crisis, or a sullied water, or a broken pipeline is to reject all industrial activity. That may be a stupid idea, but it’s no less ignorant than defining opposition to environmental risk in



entirely binary terms. If we’re waiting for the solution that offers no risk with great reward, then we might as well line up for lottery tickets. Cities and towns across the northern region are facing immanent budget crunches as aging infrastructure starts to fail. In Burns Lake coun. Susan Schienbein expressed concern that the federal government will not be coming through with infrastructure dollars any time soon. The Village of Burns Lake awaits the implementation of ‘asset management’ software with will allow staff to input infrastructure variables into number crunching software that spits out what needs to be spent, and when, to stay on top of the mundane but vital things that keep a community running smoothly, like drainage, sewage, road works and the maintenance of existing public facilities. This software should be ready for strategic planning in early spring. To get an idea of what Burns Lake might be looking at once this management system is up an running, I’ll quote from a statement made by the City of Prince George. ‘We are not investing enough to repair and replace the city’s infrastructure,’ reads a recent Prince George city council statement. Currently, P.G. is considering options like limiting snow removal, increasing user fees for services, and selling off public assets to find dollars to keep the city healthy. Natural resources built Northern B.C., and categorically shutting down that revenue stream will undo the north.

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Two very different scenes unfolded at opposite ends of the province last week. In the remote northwest corner of B.C., the first power line towers started going up to connect Highway 37 communities to the BC Hydro grid. The Nisga’a, Tahltan and other aboriginal communities will soon have reliable power, as well as much-needed training and jobs during clearing and construction. Meanwhile down on the Gulf Islands, the most hysterical, dishonest campaign against smart meters I’ve heard of so far went into high gear. I’ve obtained a mass e-mail from the head anti-smart meter organizer on Salt Spring Island that shows the mentality at work here. (Corix is the BC Hydro contractor that has installed more than a million meters and has approached the Gulf Islands with trepidation, the last area of B.C. to be done.) “Corix is attacking with 30 trucks on Mon the 22nd,” Chris Anderson wrote in October. “Poelpe [sic] are advised NOT to attend the Victoria pipeline rally but instead help defend agianst [sic] spymeterinstallations in their neighbourhoods.” Anderson’s self-appointed supporters fanned out across the island, attempting to turn away installers on the false assumption that everyone has fallen for their crackpot fear campaign. They managed to stop 12 per cent of the installations. Coincidentally, Anderson has been doing a brisk business selling $35 meter locks to gullible Salt Spring Islanders in recent months. They don’t work, and you’re not allowed to lock BC Hydro property anyway. Others have been sold official-looking “no smart meter” signs that don’t identify the customer, so they don’t work either. As for the term “spymeter,” I’ve reported on the weird theories spread by Bill Vander Zalm in a video interview, where he claims smart meters are part of a global surveillance system that can even tell what you’re cooking. Vander Zalm has been outdone by one Brian Thiesen, who styles himself as the “chairman” of “Interior Smart Meter Awareness.” In September, the Merritt Herald reported on Thiesen’s presentation to 20 unwary people in a church basement. He claimed wireless meters not only provide video surveillance of your house, they are also responsible for “dying bees” and “defective sperm and eggs” as well as disease and fires. Thiesen even claimed radiofrequency signals can “pull your PIN number directly out of your head.” Is there no limit to the nonsense some people will fall for? Surrey Fire Chief Len Garis co-authored a study that shows residential fires have decreased with the advent of smart meters. Which brings me to the ugliest opposition to this modernization, the criminal element. Here in North America’s marijuana mecca, installers have encountered many meter bypasses, wired up to steal hydro and conceal high consumption for grow ops. In addition to being illegal, they are a fire hazard that is removed when discovered. Installers also find more sophisticated cases of hydro theft. Removing the mechanical meter reveals a hole cut in the back of the case, so the dials can be turned back to hide a grow op’s power consumption. No wonder some people want to lock them down. Of course all of this is defeated by a smart grid system, so the growers and other crooks are angry. A BC Hydro official told me about one case where a user was told he had a bypass, and that it was being removed. His bill went from next to nothing to a reasonable level. The customer complained to the media, falsely inflating the amount of his bill and blaming an inaccurate smart meter.


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Optimism for Burns Lake mill Zika working to bring positive message to Hampton board meeting WALTER STRONG On Oct. 30 Steve Zika, Chief Executive Officer of Hampton Affiliates, stopped by the Lakes District News to talk about the current state of affairs regarding the rebuild of the Babine Forest Products sawmill. The province, the Village of Burns Lake and local First Nations have all expressed a willingness and commitment to find enough fibre supply that will justify rebuilding the mill while not excluding current license holders from the Lakes Timber Supply Area (TSA). But this kind of arrangement, where local governments work together to support private investment in a local

sawmill is new and untried. “The government was clear that they’re not going to disturb any other licensees or take anybody’s license away from them,” said Zika. “They’re trying to create something from a very difficult situation.” On Sept. 17, the province announced that it was going to offer a new community forest license of 150,000 cubic meters of Annual Allowable Cut (AAC) to ‘the Village of Burns Lake and First Nations’, as well as an additional 380,000 cubic metres of harvest from low volume stands. Other commitments were an increase in tree farm licenses to First Nations as well as the conversion of volume based harvest licenses to area based licenses. This conversion is widely regarded as increasing good forest stewardship as license holders become responsible for particular areas of forest rather than staking an annual claim on loosely defined tracts of land in competition with other license holders as they scramble to find the most profitable patches of forest. Minister Pat Bell described these new

Chapman frustrated with civil service ...From page 2 His frustration with the recent denial of the Pacific Booker Morrison mine project near Granisle was palpable. For Chapman, mining has been a backbone of prosperity and wealth in the province, right along with forestry. His concern is that emotion will trump reason in the development of B.C.’s natural resources. “Active mining in B.C. only takes up .05 per cent of the province’s land base,” he said. “That’s

only 50,000 hectares of land producing $9.9 billion in revenue.” Chapman supports a politically unpopular approach to risk/benefit analysis that sees a certain amount of environmental harm as inevitable, even if controllable. Chapman continues to prospect in Northern B.C., and to write letters to members of parliament and representatives of governmental environment review agencies to push for responsible mineral extraction.

commitments as being within the context of supporting the rebuild of the Babine sawmill. At the same time that the province was initiating an intensive, deep inventory of pine beetle affected forests throughout various

any other mill has also raised alarms within the logging industry. Klaus Posselt of Tahtsa Timber remarked that, “The market has got to be open.” “That wood has to be available to get the best value for the com-






TSAs, with Burns Lake being one of the first. This drew the criticism that the province was being contradictory in ‘finding’ more allowable annual cut before completing forest inventories. Counter assertions from John Rustad, Parliamentary Secretary for Forestry, that forest inventories were being maintained on an annual basis and that the province wasn’t working blind were not given much media credence. The intimation that any new timber supply would be committed to Hampton or to

munity,” Posselt said. “Babine [Forest Products] should pay as much as the next mill.” Zika reiterated what he had said before in Burns Lake, “We’re committed to paying a fair market price. It’s not going to be any kind of subsidized wood that we’re going to buy from a community forest or anybody else. We recognize that we have to pay a fair market value.” But the question remains of what ‘commitment’ can mean when it comes to the Dec. 3 board of directors meeting of Hampton Affiliates that will give the

final decision about the mill rebuild. “I don’t think that you can make a black and white commitment,” said Zika. “I can’t tell you that it has to be this exact black or white thing, but we have to see positives rather than negatives.” It’s not that Zika and the board of Hampton Affiliates are looking for timber supply handed over to them in writing. They’re are looking for all the pieces of the local timber supply puzzle to come together in a way that make sense from an business point of view. “The government as been good about creating options for us, and now the community is working through those options,” said Zika. “We’re all sitting down trying to come up with the right answer.” The Village of Burns Lake, the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako and First Nations have been working to establish the new community forest license offered by the province. Burns Lake Band Chief Albert Gerow recently confirmed that the new community forest will be made of board memMore on page 7...


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Editor: Re: Trade deals Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney recently gave a speech praising the Free Trade Agreement with the U.S. He talked about it being a huge financial benefit to Canada and how prosperous we are because of it. If this is not true, then why are we so far in debt? Why did so many schools have to close? And why will Canadians need to wait until age 67 to collect the old age pension. Our retailers are now mostly American owned with shelves full of Asian made products. Much of our resources and all of our railways are foreign owned. Whether it is the Alaskan Panhandle, Columbia River Treaty, Expo Lands or FTA Canadians are not served well by our negotiators. Prime Minister Stephen Harper is negotiating a trade deal with China. After decades of being exploited by the west, Nigeria has also

negotiated trade deals with China. Chinese corporations control huge oil fields in Nigeria. Even though unemployment there is high, thousands of workers were brought in from China to work the rigs, build highways and railroads. They even bring in cooks. The Chinese are the shareholders so they get the profits. They get the oil. They get the wages. Resource rich Nigeria exports two million barrels of oil a day. Yet 70 per cent of the population lives in poverty and made as little as two dollars a day. One can only wonder why Nigerian politicians would let this happen to their own country. They key word to describe Nigeria's affairs is corruption. It is good to diversify our markets. But with Canada's history of negotiating bad deals it is a little worrisome where our relationship with China is heading. Raymond Betemps

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the village has to pay for in the following year. Operating under the self-imposed constraint of a balanced budget is an exercise in compromise and strategic planning. The two largest expenditures will be for public works and the completion of Phase I of the downtown revitalization project. Rick Martin, Director of Public Works, ex-

plained that the village needed to upgrade some current equipment and purchase new equipment, like a backhoe, upgrades to the grader, and a bobcat snowblower, totalling $152,000. Downtown revitalization waits for Shell to clean up The completion of Phase I of the downtown revitalization will require $280,000 in 2013. Phase one is 50 per cent

complete already and will be finished by the end of June, Martin reported. Phase II of the revitalization cannot be completed until remediation of the brownfield site is complete. Councillor Varga would like to see the revitalization project wrapped up during the current sitting of village council. “I think it’s important that More on page 9...

Zika see lots of positives ...From page 5 the management details not yet finalized. One potential hitch in the proceedings is that the province is expecting preliminary results this winter from field work carried out in the Lakes TSA regarding a detailed and comprehensive photo-inventory of the entire region. Those preliminary results will allow the chief forester to make an assessment

of current AACs to determine if they should remain as they are or be lowered. Zika is not concerned that a lower AAC would negatively impact their plans to rebuild the mill. “As you can remember in our presentation to the timber supply hearings [last summer] we were lobbying that the AAC needs to come down to save mid-term timber supply,” said Zika. In his presentation in Burns

Lake on July 19, 2012 Zika called for an immediate drop in the AAC while at the same time suggesting that mills should focus their harvesting within their own local TSAs. “They were going to need to evaluate the proper level of harvest anyway,” Zika said. “I think they’re still learning about how the pine beetle has affected timber supply. I don’t see it as a negative if in one or two years they reduce the harvest.”

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Morrison mine project not dead yet ...From page 3 mine. Company finances are not part of the [province’s] assessment.” Tornquist said that PBM has spent $20 million in technical and financial feasibility studies for this project, in addition to the $10 million spent on the environmental analysis. Anderson emphasized that, “PBM is strong-

ly committed to continue to work towards bringing the proposed Morrison Mine Project to commercial production. In a Nov. 2 discussion of B.C.’s October job market numbers, minister Pat Bell was asked what kind of message a resource company like PBM should take from all of this. “The message of the decisions taken by the EAO is that you need to have done

your homework and have maintained very high environmental standards,” said Bell. “And if you’ve done that you can still get your project approved in BC and move it forward.” Given the positive conclusion that the EAO had given the Morrison mine project and the province’s subsequent denial of the project, Tornquist takes a different message

from the process. “It doesn’t provide much confidence [for other mining companies] to bring a project into production,” said Tornquist. When asked if a mining company in B.C. could meet the province’s own environmental assessment criteria and still be denied because of political winds, Tornquist replied, “That appears to be the case.”

New Prince George cancer clinic opened Waiting times cited as major challenge in Northern B.C. DELYNDA PILON Most people’s lives have been touched by cancer in some way, and Premier Christy Clark is no exception. Her mother won the battle against skin cancer and breast cancer, ultimately losing her life to brain cancer. Clark said she understood how important it is to be near your support group and for your loved ones to be able to be close to you when you are struggling with the

disease. Every morning during her mother’s battle with brain cancer she would drive to the Royal Columbian Hospital, help her mother shower and eat, then put her to bed. After work she would pick up her son and they would go see her mother. Clark would feed her dinner and help her brush her teeth. Her mother may not have survived her final battle with cancer, but Clark said she did get to spend those final days with her in the best possible way. “It was her final gift,” she said. “Now families in Prince George will also have that gift.” With tears in her eyes, Clark shared her story during the grand opening of the B.C. Cancer Agency Centre

for the North on Monday. In a room filled with proponents who worked hard to make the centre a reality, local and provincial dignitaries as well as many of the 82 professionals who will staff the centre, she talked about the importance of a community coming together with a vision, then bringing it to life. “This is something you have needed in this community for a long time,” she said. She added the province has the best cancer survival rate anywhere in North America, thanks in great part to the B.C. Cancer Agency and the specialists who work there. Prince George now has the most recently built clinic, one of six throughout the

province, filled with stateof-the-art equipment. “But the real difference is the people who work in the building,” she said. “It is these people and their passion for wanting to save lives ... that is what makes the difference.” Prince George Health Authority board chair Wynne Powell said that for the first time in the north, the newly constructed centre will allow patients to undergo radiation therapy. He added the centre is a key part of the northern cancer control strategy. In addition to being on time and below budget, the centre, he said, will enhance service across the cancer care continuum through the north. Dr. Michelle Sutter

broached the subject of a local cancer centre when she noticed there was an abnormal number of mastectomies being performed in the North. “Women were unwilling to leave their support systems,” she said. The initial meeting with local MLAs Pat Bell and Shirley Bond led to several more, until Dr. Charles Jago, someone who has garnered a great deal of respect among a range of people, was put in charge of a steering committee, advocating for the project. A first report by the committee projected the earliest such a clinic could become a reality was 2015. Bond said they knew that just wasn’t fast enough. “Northern B.C. has been

asking for equity in health care for a long time,” Bond said. Over the time it has taken to make the centre a reality, she said she was asked about it many times. “It’s not a matter of if,” she said she told people. “It’s a matter of when. And when is today.” “Everyone south of Williams Lake told us it couldn’t be done,” Bell said. “When people tell northern British Columbians it can’t be done, they just roll up their sleeves. Today proves we can get it done in northern B.C.,” Bond said. Construction for the centre began in July of 2010, with a capital cost of $91.5 million. The first patients are expected to walk through the doors on Nov. 1.

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Every $10K in budget is one point tax bump ...From page 7 we complete as council what we started,” Varga said. “I get the sense that if we don’t finish the project by 2014, a different council will come in and it may not happened.” The completion of the downtown revitalization project in 2013 depends on Shell Canada completing the remediation of its property in time for the village to complete its work on schedule. Martin warned that, “Shell isn’t necessarily on board with that.” “We’re ready to proceed,” said Martin. “But we can’t make demands on what they do with their own property.” Arena chiller An unbudgeted expense may send a chill through the users of the ice arena. Charlie Bowerbank, arena foreman, informed council that the arena chiller has already eaten up 13 of its 12 to 15 year life expectancy. The chiller is responsible for keeping the arena ice cool and if it were to fail during the season it would take ‘at least a month’ to take delivery a new one and install it. The arena would be shut

down during this time. Generally, it’s advisable to replace the chiller before it starts to leak. “You don’t want a leak in the chiller,” Bowerbank said. “If you have a leak in the chiller ammonia will get into the compressor and then you’re not just fixing the chiller you’re fixing the whole system.” A new 50 year chiller would cost $140,000 installed. Councillor Illes was concerned that the village didn’t have a plan in place for replacing the unit and he pressed council to consider putting it into a budget plan by 2015. Councillors Beach and Varga agreed that a ‘if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it approach’ was better. Beach said that there were a lot of hidden infrastructure and maintenance issues that needed looking after, not just the arena’s chiller. Carla Fox, Deputy Director of Finance, suggested that the chiller could be eventually replaced out of capital reserves in a couple of year. Balanced budget constrains spending and saving Fox reminded council that her work on the 2013 capital budget was done in the context

of a balanced budget and she asked if that was still the intent of the council. Councillor Illes suggested that increased expenditures or capital reserves could still be accommodated in a balanced budget through tax increases. “Every extra $10,000 in budget spending means a one per cent tax increase,” said

Fox, so a $150,000 or $200,000 budget increase could easily lead to a 20 per cent tax increase. No one suggested that an increase to taxes should be considered. Mayor Luke Strimbold said that instead of increasing taxes, council would find a way to increase capital reserves through, “tough decisions re-

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Premier Clark and NDP leader Adrian Dix admitted to trying marijuana in their younger days. "There's a lot of hypocrisy going around Victoria right now," Heed said in an interview. "They're speaking out of both sides of their mouths on different issues." Both Clark and Dix have admitted to trying marijuana in their younger days, but both have indicated this year that they don't plan to push for legalization. Dix said last week he has long advocated decriminalization, which

would reduce simple possession to a ticket offence. He said Prime Minister Stephen Harper's measure to require jail time for growing more than six plants is the wrong direction, but B.C. can't consider regulating and taxing sale until federal law allows it. A new Angus Reid poll commissioned by a pro-legalization group called Stop the Violence B.C. shows support for legalization is up to 75

per cent. That's up six per cent from last year, and Heed has joined former attorneys general, doctors, police officers and others who have called for action. Heed said the same arguments were used when he joined the push for a supervised injection site in Vancouver. Provincial and local governments lobbied the federal government to allow pilot projects for the INSITE clinic, and provided funding as

well, he said. Heed said he has studied the results of 17 U.S. states that allow medical marijuana exemptions and 14 others that have tried decriminalization. "The problem with that is there's still a black market in the production and distribution of marijuana," he said. "And if you don't get rid of that black market, the gangsters are still going to be involved in it, and we'll still have the violence on our streets."

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WALTER STRONG It’s been a busy year in Burns Lake for Jim McBride, Director of Protective Services for the Village of Burns Lake. Fire Chief McBride runs the 29 member volunteer fire department. “The biggest problem we have is the carnage on our roadways,” said McBride. “We’re entering what we call our silly season on the highways as winter ap-

proaches. McBride reported to Village of Burns Lake council on Oct. 30 that there have been 97 calls for service so far this year, including 43 motor vehicle incidents and four fatalities that the fire department as responded to this year already. McBride was reporting on the fire department’s budget request for in 2013. The fire department is looking for a capital budget of

$13,000 to replace ageing fire hose, for computer upgrades and for the purchase of a ground monitor (a $4000 piece of equipment that frees a firefighter from manning a hose in structural or wildland fire situations). “Some of our fire hose is older than some of our youngest members,” said McBride of the fire hose that needs replacing. “And a good portion of our training is on webinars,” he said, “that’s why we’re asking for a $3000 computer to facilitate this.” The Burns Lake volunteer fire department has a heavy training requirement due to high volunteer turnover. “One of the biggest problems we face here is recruitment retention,” McBride said. “In the 14 years that I’ve been director of protective services, we’ve put no less than 110 volunteers through

our doors.” McBride blames this turnover on local employment. ‘Transient professionals’, as he calls them, come to Burns Lake and begin to volunteer for the department before moving on to other areas leaving the department shorthanded. In his report to council McBride described how new technologies are expanding the usefulness of the department’s current equipment. “We’re using foam as an additive to the water now,” he said. “Our truck carries 840 gallons, but using it with foam gives me eight to 10 thousand gallons of suppressant.” The training involved to become familiar with the new fire truck and other new technologies hasn’t been cheap. Two training sessions were required to bring volunteers up to speed with the new fire truck.

Those sessions required bringing a specialist in from Salt Lake City, Utah and cost the department $3000 per session. McBride does not expect any more sessions to be required. Training is a big part of the Burns Lake volunteer fire department. Members can work towards their fire fighting Red Seal. “Once a person has the fire fighter’s red seal, he or she can go anywhere to work,” said McBride. “In the 14 years that I’ve been here, four volunteers have gone on to work [paid] full time as a fire fighter, but in order to obtain his or her red seal certificate, a person has to go through 14 different courses.” In his closing comments to council, McBride recommended that the village find a way to set aside $35,000 annually in capital reserves for equipment and building upgrades.


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TROUT CREEK HALL TO GET NEW ROOF AND KITCHEN UPGRADES Sophie Lobermayer, Delcy Shelford, Mike Shelford and Della Weymer accept a cheque on behalf of the Colleymount Recreation Commission from Rosanne Murray of the Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund in Burns Lake on Nov. 1, 2012. The $20,000 cheque is for upgrades to the Trout Creek Hall that include a new roof, and FoodSafe kitchen. Walter Strong photo

MLAs post travel costs TOM FLETCHER British Columbia's 85 MLAs have begun disclosing their travel expenses, posting total amounts charged on their government-issued credit cards but not the details of where they drove, flew or dined. The B.C. legislature's internal finances are being dragged into the 21st century in response to a damning report from Auditor General John Doyle released in July. The audit found that MLA credit card bills were being paid without receipts, and the legislative assembly hadn't produced financial statements despite a 2007 recommendation from the previous auditor general. In response, the Legislative Assembly Management Committee, chaired by Speaker and Penticton MLA Bill Barisoff, began holding its meetings in public. Two new financial officers were hired to address what Doyle described as "pervasive deficiencies" in financial accountability of legislature operations. The management committee authorized the first release Wednesday, showing six months

of expenditures for each MLA up to the end of September. The report breaks spending down in categories, including accommodation, daily meal allowance and three categories of travel. MLAs representing districts farthest from Victoria generally run up the highest expenses. Leading the pack in the first report is Robin Austin, NDP MLA for Skeena, with $53,606 in expenses from April to September. Austin's total includes

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Thank You Thank You Thank You A tremendous thank you to the Women’s Institute on behalf of Lakes Animal Friendship Society and the local critters! The WI showed their support by working very hard on a beautiful quilt and raffling it to raise over $500 for our efforts. Some of the money will be going towards the shipment of a tonne of dog food for the Food Bank and local hungry critters. Some will go towards materials for refurbishing donated dog houses to have them insulated and cold weather-proof for dogs & cats in need. And finally, humane education books will be purchased for local classrooms to teach children about animal care, compassion and how to be safe around dogs. Thank you Shirley Swenson and Arla Gardener, you were instrumental in the making of that gorgeous quilt. And thank you Daphne Ewart, Geneva Wiseman, Lois Bishop, Diane Fedler and Dalaina East for all the time spent selling tickets. Thank you ladies, for believing what we believe: healthy and happy critters are part of a healthy, happy home! Sincerely, Lakes Animal Friendship Society Advertising partially sponsored by LD News

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Our team sponsor SUBWAY Our coaches, and our parents who made our tournament possible. Lakes District Maintenance for the donation of the trophy. Mr. & Mrs. Killick for their kind donation. The travelling teams, the referees, arena staff and everyone who purchased tickets on our raffle table. Also thank you to Canadian 2 for 1 Pizza and to LD News for their kind donations. Our tournament was a great success because of you!! Partially sponsored by LD News

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The Burns Lake Bruins get one past Terrace (Above) on Nov. 4 at the weekend Boys Midget B tournament in Burns Lake. The Bruins had a tough weekend placing sixth out of six teams. Houston took first place in the tournament. Bruins goalie defends against smithers onslaught (Left). Strong individual performances weren’t enough to bring the team up in the ranks this weekend.

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LDSS soccer in Victoria Legion Crib Scores Nov. 1, 2012 Ladies First: Agnes Olson Ladies Second: Jean McCarron Ladies Boobie: Eva Kallhood Men’s First: Dick Olson Men’s Second: Ernie Olinyk Men’s Boobie: Ernie Olinyk

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The 2012 Lakes District Secondary School boys played Victoria for provincial championships. Central Schools and with high dre Dube, and Logan Gray was CONTRIBUTED expectations, headed to Victoria tied for the Golden Boot trophy The Lakes District Secondary to tackle the province’s other for most goals scored overall. The team only has one senior School (LDSS) boys soccer team best teams. Competition was were first place in their zone strong, with some great soccer and is excited for next year as tournament in Prince George and games and the team finished 14 most of the team will return and earned a berth in the 2012 Single overall. Game MVP’s included: the experience was fantastic. The team was coached by Pat ‘A’ Provincial Championships Andre Dube, Matt Skinner, Nick for the first time in school histo- Brochez, Curtis Brown and Lo- Brochez and sponsored by LDSS ry. The team of 20 students were gan Gray. The tournament MVP teachers Patti Dube and Tracy proud to represent the North for the Lakers team went to An- Brown.

Biathlon team.

Logan Wilson, Rec Coordinator

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Preparations are well underway for the 56 Lakes District Festival of the Performing Arts, April 12 – 20, 2013, and all signs point to a great event. Several changes are being made this year for the public’s convenience. The entry deadline has been extended to Feb. 15, 2013. A new website will be launching soon at, providing easy access to the syllabus, information on adjudicators and

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Drop in for homemade soup Nov. 13 at Muriel Mould School (250) 692.7500.

disciplines, and a downloadable entry form. A Facebook page is also in the works. We are also excited about the addition of a non-competitive play day, with instrumental and vocal workshops and a jam session at the end. The festival committee welcomes others who share their passions. The recent retirement of four long-time members has opened up several positions: desk and door coordinator, program advertising sales, and hospitality/transportation coordinator for visiting adjudicators.

Donations are also welcome. Entry fees do not begin to pay for facilities, adjudicator fees and travel costs, and the many other expenses associated with the event. The festival association is a charitable organization, and all donations are tax-deductible. The number of festival participants has increased steadily over the past several years, due in large part to the amazing efforts of teachers, coaches, and parents to encourage and support participation.

Very Scary!! Some Burns Lake residents went all out for Halloween this year. This home on Beatty road kept things scary for young trick or treaters on Oct. 31. It was a wet and cold evening but fun was had by all judging by the number of reader submissions we received. Walter Strong photo

Rose Lake community gets money for hall

Billets needed

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Burns Lake Public Library invites you to it’s

30th annual fundraising

Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, November 24th 9:30 am - 3 pm

Senior’s Shopping 9 - 9:30 am


Lakes District Secondary School

Handmade gifts, decorations, food, crafts & more!

Burns Lake Curling Club

Curling will be starting soon!

The BC Boys Choir will be here for a special Christmas concert, and we are in need of billets. Call John or Sandra Barth at 692-3371.

Play a great Canadian game, and be part of a successful and fun Burns Lake club. For more information, call: Kevin White: 250-692-3294 Men’s League: Gerald Eckland (250-692-4167) Ladies’ League: Gabriela Hamp (250-692-3698) or Sharon Kinnaird (250-692-2336) Mixed League: Sandra or John Barth (250-692-3371)

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Louise Fisher (C) accepts a cheque on behalf of the Rose Lake Community Club from Rosanne Murray and Dan Boudreau of the Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund in Burns Lake on Nov. 1, 2012. The $4177 cheque is for upgrades to the Rose Lake Hall.


We Will Rock You!

Thank you!!! The Burns Lake Figure Skating Club would like to

thank the Legion for the donation of their facility for our recent fundraiser, all the businesses in town that donated items for our silent auction and Susie Disher for donating her time and Karaoke machine. Your support is greatly appreciated. Advertising donated by LD News

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LDSS Boys soccer team would like to thank the following sponsors for helping them to their Provincial Championships in Victoria. • NAPA Auto Parts • Lakes District Maintenance • Roots and Shoots Contracting • Angelika Posselt • School District No. 91 • Burns Lake Teacher’s Union • Lakes District Fall Fair • LDSS Athletics, PAC and Administration •Lakes District News


New Peer Support group Are you living with persistent mental health &/or addictions issues? Contact Heather @ (250) 692.7500.

Staff Sargent Grant MacDonald and Burns Lake Citizens on Patrol Society (C.O.P.S) president James Williams accepted a fuel card donation from Cherill Greening on behalf of Lake Babine Nation’s Sne C’al Yegh Gas Bar. Greening recently presented C.O.P.S with three $30 fuel cards as well as a donation of $40 per month in fuel for an entire year. This donation will help keep the volunteer society on the road. C.O.P.S is still looking for volunteer members. For Submitted photo more information contact the Burns Lake RCMP at 250-692-7171.

North remains underemployed Kamloops mining posts strong jobs gain

Burns Lake Public Library invites you to it’s

30th annual fundraising

Christmas Craft Fair Saturday, November 24th 9:30 am - 3 pm

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Handmade gifts, decorations, food, crafts & more!

Christmas craft sale The Burns Lake Public Library is holding its 30 annual craft sale at Lakes District Secondary School on Nov. 24 at 9:30 a.m. Senior shopping starts at 9 a.m.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012



JOBS MINISTER PAT BELL WALTER STRONG On Nov. 2, 2012 Statistics Canada placed B.C. third compared to other provinces in job creation, although the B.C. unemployment rate of 6.7 per cent remains lower than the national average of 7.4 per cent. The unemployment rate in Northern B.C. remains higher than in the rest of the province at 12 per cent (HRSDC website statistic). The Kamloops area has shown one of the strongest increases across the province in employment with a gain of 1,100 jobs. The New Afton Mine in Kamloops has played a big role in reducing Kamloops’ regional unemployment rate to 4.4 per cent. Jobs minister Pat Bell described

mines as providing at least a three to one multiplying factor of indirect to direct mining jobs. The Northern B.C. job numbers continue to languish despite the upswing in industrial activity through the north. The increased economic activity in Northern B.C. does not appear to be doing much for the local unemployment rates across the region. “It’s the region that concerns me the most with finding employment opportunities for people,” said Bell. There are challenges to getting an accurate picture of what is happening across the

northern region, Bell explained. Sample sizes are too small for slight variations to show up in the monthly jobs report. For example, Bell explained, “We’ve seen job growth in the [Terrace] region up 200 jobs in the past month,” but that increase doesn’t show up in the statistics. People working in Northern B.C. camp projects or in temporary living quarters would not be included in the sampling process that Statistics Canada uses to determine the monthly job numbers. “The way employment is calculated

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Remembering and honouring our local veterans

Ceremony Schedule 10:45 am At the outdoor Cenotaph the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 50 lay wreath. Cenotaph guards fall in at Cenotaph. Form up of Colour Party, Veterans, and Legion members Guard of Honour. Main Hall, LDSS 10:50 am Parade Marshal forms up main parade in gym at LDSS 10:55 am Colour party and Guard of Honour march into parade square under Sergeant of Arms 10:57 am O’Canada 11:00 am Last Post 2 Minutes of Silence Lament Reveille Act of Remembrance Prayers Laying of Wreaths Colour Party and Honour Guard placing poppies on wreaths at Cenotaph God Save the Queen Main Parade Dismissal Spectators may place poppies on wreath at the Cenotaph Refreshments served at the Legion following the service

William Gilgan

Joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in Vancouver in December 1942. In Edmonton Manning Depot until June 1943. To W.E.T.P. courses at University of Saskatoon. Attended Initial Training School Saskatoon until November 1943. To #2 A.O.S. (Navigator’s School) in Edmonton from November to March 1944. Graduated with rank of Pilot Officer Navigator. To A.G.T.A. in Calgary until May 1944 then overseas in June 1944. Flying out of Morten Vallence near Glouscester then flying out of Market Harborough near Lecester in the midlands on Wellington’s. Returned to Canada in April.

Bruce MacEwen

Bruce was a navigator and pilot in a bombing squadron stationed with the RCAF in England during the Second World War. He flew many sorties into German occupied Europe.

Charlie Beatty

Doug Tipper

Chuck Van Tine, Dick Schrieber, Marion Keefe,..., Allan Blackwell

Take Time to


...all those who have served our country to preserve our freedom.

Honour those who have served to preserve our freedom, and those who continue to defend it.

Burns Lake Band Bag 9000, Burns Lake, B.C. V0J 1E0 Phone: 250-692-7717 Fax: 250-692-4214

For Those Who Served 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.


881 Hwy 16 West P.O. Box 939, Burns Lake, B.C. Phone: 250-692-7766 Fax: 250-692-3930

Basic Training, #9 CMU, (Construction & Maintenance Unit) Rockcliff - Ottawa, Ontario 1943 Both ladies underwent Trades Training in Accounting in Trenton, Ont 1944 Marion was re-posted back in Vancouver in 1944. Later she was posted to London for approx. 2 1/2 years. Virginia was re-posted in the #9 CMU.

William Owen Mummery

Frank Tibbets Sr.

Canadians in London, England - 1944

Virginia O’Meara & sister Marion Mummery

Trained and worked as a mechanical technician for 26 years. Senior supervisory level as a mechanical technician in the Canadian Forces.

Frank is the son of Chief Earnest David Tibbets and Adelle (Antoine). He was born on August 16, 1923. Frank served from 1939 to 1945 during the Second World War. He did duty in France, Belgium, Holland, Italy and Germany.

Take time to remember

Take time to honour those who have served so faithfully.

Dr. J.R. Boss


all the men and women who fought to preserve our freedom.

Lakeview Dental Centre

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13797 Stearns Subdivision Road, Burns Lake (next to the old “Coffee Cup”)

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K45279. Enlisted in Prince Rupert, March 1942; basic training and commando training in Vernon. Went overseas, June 1943. Was then sent to take commando training ended up as an instructor’s helper. Highest Rank acting Sergeant.

854039 L/CPL. 1st Med. Reg’t Platoon R.C.A.S.C. #1 CGRLL Canadian Army Overseas. 5 yrs service

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


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Lakes District News

Remembering and honouring our local veterans

Lloyd Edward Watt

1918-1986 Served in the Royal Canadian Army during the Second World War 1942-1945 as a Tank Mechanic. Trained Officers to operate tanks.

Arthur Shelford

Jack O’Meara

Jack O’Meara joined the Royal Canadian Navy March 1943 for basic training at HMCS Discovery, Vancouver then to HMCS Cornwalis, Nova Scotia for steam boiler trainer then to HMCS Periane at Halifax drafting pool. Drafted aboard HMCS Quapelle Tribal Class Destroyer served on North Atlantic until the end of European campaign. Volunteered for service against Japan granted leave home then drafted on to HMCS Laselle Corvette on Pacific four months then over to HMCS Uganda A Cruiser until discharged on Feb. 20, 1946.

Art Long

Art was born in Vancouver February 24, 1917, and moved with his family to Palling in 1924. He joined the Canadian Army in Prince Rupert, signing up to serve his country in the Searchlight Battery there first. In 1941 Art was transferred to the B.C. Dragoons, a tank regiment centred in the Okanagan, (Vernon), and became part of the Fifth Division of the Canadian Army Overseas, first for more training in England and finally in December 1941 heading for Italy, where they fought up the leg of Italy for many months.

Robert (Bob) Prince

Robert, born on March 26, 1921 is the oldest of the thirteen children of Benoit Prince and Sara Steven. Bob served two years during the Second World War as a private.

Sidney Brown V-49802


Archie Patterson

At age 18 years, Archie signed up September 1944. He went overseas with the Infantry Reinforcements to England. Flew to Belgium, Holland and Germany.

Peggy (Margaret) I.J. Brown (nee Mardling) W-942

Both served in the Royal Canadian Navy. Peggy served from 1943-1945 and Sid from 1942-1945.

Cyril Shelford

He was a brave and honourable man who served for his country from 1939 - 1945 in World War II. He is shown at a May 2000 Millennium Celebration that was hosted in Holland to “Thank Canadians” for liberating the Dutch 55 years ago.

“This quiet space provided by Process 4 Gallery.”

Corner ommunity Forest

Lest We Forget

What do we forget when we remember What are the stories left untold What do we think each November As we march down that glory road As we march down that gory road One hundred million Don’t come home from war Another eight hundred million Who lived to bear its scar Who lived to bear its scar Lest we forget What they were dying for Lest we forget What they were killing for Lest we forget What the hell it was for What do we forget when we remember. ~Owen Griffiths

For more info on the community forest, call BL ComFor (250) 692-7724

We Salute ... all those who have served our country to preserve our freedom.

Burns Lake Flowers For All Occasions 416 Government Street,


TakeTime to Remember ...the bravery and sacrifice of the many men and women who fought and died to preserve our freedom.

TIRETECH Auto Centre 182 Highway 16 West, Burns Lake


The staff at Technorth remembers those who served for our freedom.

John Roy Haggarty John was born in 1919 and grew up in Simcoe, Ontario. Roy was stationed at Camp Petawawa with the Royal Canadian Army (5th Field Regiment 2nd Division 28th Battery).

William Henry Moore

The late William Henry Moore was born in Maidstone, Kent, England in 1880. He served in the Boer War from 1899 to 1902 coming to Canada the following year. In 1914 he enlisted for World War I going overseas.

On Remembrance Day, take time to remember those who fought for our freedom.

(beside Town Pantry)

Hubert “Chum” McPhail February 8, 1919 April 5, 2002. Hubert went overseas in 1943. Served with the Canadian Scottish Regiment in France, Belgium and Holland. Wounded in Dinenter, Holland. Returned to Canada, 1945.


those who fought to preserve our freedom.

Certified General Accountant Ph: 250 692 7999 Toll Free: 877 692 7997 Email: 259 Francois Lake Dr.

Henry R. Adams

joined the Merchant Marines in 1944 at age 18. He served in World War II, the Korean war, and Vietnam. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a Captain. He currently lives in Kalispell, Montana, but is formerly a resident of Colleymount. The photo shows him in his deep sea diving suit; he was an expert in underwater demolitions.

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Box 130, 321 Highway 16, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Phone: 250-692-7595 Fax: 250-692-3872

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Take Time to Remember...

Ken Gerow

from Burns Lake served from May 12, 1943 to March 12, 1946. Drove tank for the Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment. Tank went through second WW and is on display at a museum in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Robert Wilton Murray

Bob was born in 1919 in Nanton, Alberta. Bob enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and achieved the rank of Flight Officer. He was killed on active service when the Spitfire he was flying crashed in the English Channel in 1943. He was 24 years old when lost.

Sapper Andrew George K70723

Andrew was the son of Thomas George and Mary George (Wells). He was the third eldest of seven children and was born June 2, 1920. He grew up in Telkwa as a non status native person. He moved to Broman Lake in his final years with his wife Rita George, where he endured much hardship before he passed away in December 1998. Andrew served four years in the Second World War and reached the rank of Sapper.

James J. Conroy

1916-1994 Emmigrated to Canada from Glasgow Scotland as a young boy with his family settling in Drumheller Alberta. He joined the Calgary Highlanders and trained a Camp Shilo. Jim left Canada on the SS Pasteur and served in particular England during the bombings. He returned to Canada in late 1942 to train soldiers on combat training. He was a renowned sharp shooter.

Albert Jardine

Albert was the son of Amelia Thomas of Stella’ten First Nations and the grandson of Thaudilh Thomas and Cecelia Pinak. Albert served during the Second World War with the Royal Edmonton Regiment. He died on December 30, 1943 of injuries sustained while in action.

Hunter Corner

Hunter Corner was veteran of the Boer War and the Great War. Hunter Corner, of Francois Lake, passed away in the Burns Lake Hospital.

Alan Blackwell

1945 - Alan Blackwell served in Italy with the special services during the Italian Campaign had invasion of southern France.

Douglas Gray Murray

Doug was born in 1922 in Southbank, B.C. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and achieved the rank of Flight Officer. He flew patrol bombers and was dangerously injured when his patrol bomber crashed and burned in 1941. Doug was the only one to survive the crash despite every effort on his part to rescue his crew.

Victor Meryl Van Tine

Canadian Army Calgary Highlanders Meryl was from Ootsa Lake, he worked as a surveyor in the Yukon, a logger in Dease Lake, and a freight hauler on the Stikine River, he was a very good hunter and marksman, so when Meryl volunteered to join the Army in 1939, he enlisted at Calgary, and trained as a sniper. On August 1st 1944, Meryl was killed by a land mine, near the small city of Tilly, 22 km from Caene, France. Meryl is buried in France in a Canadian cemetery with many of his buddies, ‘Row-on-Row’. Meryl’s four metals and his Memorial Cross are in the Burns Lake Museum.

Ross A Goodwin

Ross joined the Canadian Army in January of 1942 at the age of 15 only to convince them he was really 16. He headed off to Prince Rupert for basic training and was deployed overseas upon completion. Ross served in the UK and Europe as a member of the 3rd Anti Tank Regiment. Over his 5 years of service he was awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, and the 1939-45 Star France-Germany Star Defence Medal. He also made the rank of a Lieutenant Sargent. Ross was discharged from the Army in February of 1946. Upon discharge he returned to Burns Lake and made a life and settled down to raise a family.

Charles (Chuck) Van Tine

Canadian Army Scottish Regiment Chuck was born at Ootsa Lake. Chuck was conscripted in 1939 the same time his older brother Meryl volunteered. Chuck was a gunner in the Canadian Tank Corps. In August 1944, at Normandy, their tank was hit, Chuck was badly burned and had several shrapnel wounds to his hands, knee, leg, and a foot. While trying to escape from the tank he was also hit with bullets, miraculously he survived. Chuck and his good friend Allen Blackwell met again in England on ‘VE-Day’, a very happy day for everyone. Chucks five metals are in the Burns Lake Museum.

Magnus Anderson

Served in the Second World War. Enlisted around 1939 and was released in 1943.

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Take time this Remembrance Day to remember those men and women who fought to preserve our freedom.

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We salute all those who have served our country to preserve our freedom. The Comfort Zone Flying Dutchman Service

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Take time this Remembrance Day to remember those men and women who fought to preserve our freedom. Burns Lake & District Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 339, Burns Lake

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It’s the day to honour those men and women who gave of themselves, their time and their diligence in the service of their country. Their courage and personal sacrifice demand our never-failing homage.



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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Lakes District News

Remembering and honouring our local veterans

Kenneth Oscar Rensby

L74355 Trp. 14th Can. Hussars 2nd Div. Ken enlisted in January 1942, serving with the Eighth Recce - 14th Canadian Hussars 2nd Division. He served in Canada, England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Ken landed on the Beaches of Normandy, 6th June 1944. Prior to VE Day, Ken was in Oldenburg, Germany and after peace was declared, he escorted German prisoners from Holland back into Germany. Wounded twice, Ken finished up the war, receiving his discharge in Regina, Saskatchewan, in 1946.

Sergeant Leroy Carl Stevens

Distinguished Flying Medal Sergeant Stevens was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal in January 1943. As a rear gunner he has taken part in many operational sorties, and his citation describes him as a “most successful rear gunner. Throughout he has displayed great initative and dependability combined with absolute fearlessness.” Sergeant Stevens home is in Russell, Manitoba and he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in July 1941.

Olive (Nancy) Tysoe

She earned her RN diploma in 1938, and enlisted in the war in 1914. Following a year of basic training in Victoria and Prince George, she was sent overseas. Nancy was sustained outside of London, England, for a year before being transferred to a military hospital in Amersfoort, Holland, for two years where, at times, the fighting was less than ten miles away.

John Shelford

His Majesty Canadian Service. In service for six years and four and a half on active duty at sea.

Hector Campbell

Benjamin Ford McLarry

Tom Gilgan & Warcup Gilgan

Brothers to former mayor of Burns Lake, Bill Gilgan, all served in the Military.

Ben was born March 27, 1922 in Hope, New Mexico, joined the Canadian Army in January 1943. Went overseas with reinforcements in fall of 1944. Landed in Scotland then to England, France and hit the front lines in Belgium. Then to Holland where he spent the rest of his time until the war ended May 5, 1945.

Edward (Ted) Fraser Rowland

Enlisted Aug. 28, 1940 1940-1945 - Canadian Scots - 1st. & 5th. Division Saskatoon Light Infantry P.L. Fusiliers. 19431945 - Served in England, Sicily & Italy

Abel Peters

a veteran of WWI was at the battle of Vimy Ridge, Ypres, Somme and Hill 70. He joined the army in Winnipeg, March 14, 1916 and came back 1918 with physical damage shrapnel wound in the knee and some gas affliction. He also joined again in WW2 and spent his service guarding german war prisoners in Canada. Medicine Hat, Alberta. He came to know some of the german prisoners and developed friendships with many as they were there by circumstances of war.

Peters, a member of the Cheslatta Carrier Nation, was one of the Canadian troops who landed in Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He joined the Winnipeg Rifles then he went to England and across the Channel, landing with his unit on Juno Beach. After 28 days of fighting in the battlefields of Normandy he got wounded by machinegun fire in the left arm and the head, which resulted in a steel plate in his head. Peters was willing to return to the front, but the doctors said no, they were sending him home.

We Salute

Take time to remember

Edward J. Clancy

Served in Congo, Central Africa 1961; Africa with United Nations; served in the Mediterranean - Cyprus with United Nations, 1963. Legion member for 27 years.

Hugh Shelford

Went over to France on the D-Day Invasion. He was taken prisoner. The prison compound in which he was in was attacked by allied planes. As a result of this, Shelford lost an arm.

Magnus Anderson

Served in the Second World War. Enlisted around 1939 and was released in 1943.

Pamela Rosemary Fowler

Dick Bond and Edith Keefe

Mother of Lynn Synotte of Burns Lake served in the Women’s Transport Service First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (W.T.S. F.A.N.Y) as a Wireless Operator in Italy during the Second World War. Born in Aldershot, England, Pam married Lloyd Fowler, a Canadian, and moved to Ontario in 1948 where she has lived since.

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all those who have served to preserve our freedom. In memory of

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To honour the memory of soldiers that fought for our freedom, the

We salute all those who have served our country to preserve our freedom.

Lakeview Mall, 117 Yellowhead, Hwy 16 Phone: 250-692-7077

College of New Caledonia Offices will be closed Monday,

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Take Time to Remember...

Harry Morgan

Ootsa Lake, left East Kooteney with No. 1 Troop, C. Squadron of the Strathcona Horse under Lt. Col. Sam Steele Feb. 1900 for Halifax and on to the Boer War in Africa, including horses and western saddles.

E.W. Bowers

Reg. #L36686, DCOR’s Tanks, Fourth Division. Battles: Falasie Gap, Shelt Peninsula, wounded in Holland, Canals. Served in Italy. Enlisted August 17, 1929, Saskatoon. Discharged in 1945, Ottawa.

Earl Anderson

Served in WWII. Went overseas with the medical corps. Helped pick up the wounded in the field and gave medical attention.

Roy George Minger

Served in the Marines 1914 - 1918. Was in the Peace Works. Served in the Panama Canal, England, Hawaii, Philippines, Canadian Corps of Engineers.

Harry Arthur (Mike) Orr

Mike enlisted in the army about 1939 or 40. Mike developed rheumatic fever and was hospitalized for quite a long time. He was not allowed to go into active service, and was discharged and sent home.

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. Wally Antilla Frank James Smith

Charles Nourse

Charlie served in WW II with the RCAF Atlantic Squadron as an Engine Mechanic. This picture was taken in Europe October 1944. Thank you for fighting for our freedom. WE WILL REMEMBER Charles W. Nourse October 18, 1921 - April 27, 2007.

Frank Smith was conscripted into the Boer War while on his honeymoon with his wife Henretta in 1899. He was with the Pigeon Scouts for field Intelligence under General Smutt. Frank passed away on February 14, 1940, the same day as his favourite horse.

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.

Fred Spicer



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Take time to honour those who have served to preserve our freedom.

Honour those who have served to preserve our freedom, and those who continue to defend it.

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Fax: 250-692-7693 Serving the beautiful Lakes District for 40 years.

831 Highway 16 West, Burns Lake Phone: (250) 692-7501 Fax (250) 692-7985

Cliff Anderson Garnet Anderson

Trooper - Garnet Anderson. BC Dragoons (Tank Regiment). Went overseas in Oct. 1943. Served in Italy. Wounded Jan. 1945. Served in Holland and in Germany. Sailed for Canada, June 1945. Volunteered for Pacific Campaign. Deceased 1986. Sergeant Cliff Anderson. Seaforth Highlanders. Went overseas in Jan., 1940. Served in Dunkerque. Arrived home Aug., 1945 and died 1968.

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

CMF 1st Canadian Division

Take time on Remembrance Day to honour those who served and died for our freedom.

Hugh and Cyril Shelford

–John McCrae

Freedom’s Price. Take time to honour those who have served so faithfully.

Tom and Hugh Cowan

CMF Second Yorkton. 2 CLAA,1 CDN Div.

418 Yellowhead Hwy., Burns Lake


Lest We Forget Take time this Remembrance Day to remember those men and women who fought to preserve our freedom.

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Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako

SCHOOL DISTRICT 91 (Nechako Lakes)

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.



Wednesday, November 7, 2012



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To book a rental: please contact Terri Dickson at (250) 695-6684, (250) 692-6684 (cell), or work at 1-877-695-6635. Email:


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BURNS LAKE LEGION Branch #50 Friday, November 9

Friday, November 16

Roast Beef & Yorkshire $14

Seafood Buffet $14

FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH Kerr Road, Burns Lake Church Service at 10:30 am Sunday School at 9:15 am for all ages, Youth Group Fridays 7-9 pm 250-692-3259

Sunday School for all ages

Open 7 Days a Week 11:00am - 9:00pm Highway 16, Burns Lake • 250-692-3020


Lakes District & Area

Gerow Island, Highway 35

includes snack box & medium drink

for meetings, conferences and events. With a brand new kitchen

Church Directory

Island Gospel Fellowship

Student Special

Omineca Ski Club Day Lodge

Saturday, December 1

Legion Bazaar $10 per table, contact Mae at 250-692-4335

Homemade Fruit Pies

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

Take time to remember those who have served our country to preserve our freedom.

begins @ 9:30 am

Worship Service begins @ 10:30 am

Pastor Ed Peters Phone: 250-692-7551

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

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

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

Crib Thursdays at 7:00pm


“Members and bona fide guests welcome”

email: Phone: 250-692-3232

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 4:00-8:00 pm

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Want to have positive connections with others? Drop in for homemade soup and a visit. Nov. 13 at Muriel Mould School (Rm113), 12noon-1:30pm (lunch provided). (250) 692.7500. Calling all people affected by Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, chemical addictions, including family members and close friends. Be a part of a group advocating for better services for Burns Lake. There is $$$ in the bank to be distributed across 5 communities in the Omenica Lakes District. Next teleconference meeting Nov. 8, 1:30-3pm, at the Hospital Conference Room. Questions? Heather @ (250) 692.7500. Parents &/or Caregivers are welcome to attend the webinar viewing of “Suicide Prevention and Awareness: Opening One More Door”. ‘In the know’ is an interactive information sharing session and is presented by: The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids’ Mental Health. Nov. 14, 7pm-8pm. Rm #113, 270 9th Ave (Muriel Mould School). Questions? Heather @ (250) 692.7500.

~ Everyone Welcome ~ THE CHURCH OF


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New Peer Support group. Are you living with persistent mental health &/or addictions issues? Attend a new, confidential peer support group for encouragement, support and shared group wisdom. Nov. 27, from 1:30-3pm (every 4th Tuesday), in Rm#113, Muriel Mould School. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Heather @ (250) 692.7500. The Lakes District Office of the Canadian Cancer Society. Call us at (250) 692.7203. For Cancer Information Service and Cancerconnection, the toll free number is 1-888-939-3333. New volunteers are always welcome. To list your nonprofit coming events, please drop off your listings at the Lakes District News office by Friday 3:00 pm. (We regret we cannot take items over the phone). Listings as space permits. There is no guarantee any particular item will run on a specific date.

President Lambert 694-3748

Hwy 35 & Francois Lake 250-6956316 Everyone Welcome


CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP At Muriel Mould Primary School

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

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

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

DECKER LAKE MENNONITE CHURCH Sunday Morning Services: Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Worship Services: 10:30 a.m.

Pastors - Ken Dyck 250-698-7629 David S. Burkholder 250-692-7057 Everyone Welcome Hwy 16, Decker Lake

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



Burns Lake Community Church


Pastor John Neufeld 250-692-7949

Burns Lake


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

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The initial response to Microsoft’s latest Windows Operating System has been interesting, to say the least. On the one hand is Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer, who has reported a higher rate of demand for the new Windows 8 than the earlier Windows 7 when it came out in 2009. On the other hand is a recent poll of 1,200 people by the Associated Press and GfK, in which 52% of those polled claimed not to have heard of Windows 8. Of those who had heard about the new operating system only 61% expressed interest in upgrading. When Microsoft takes a radical new approach to Windows it’s often a major selling point, however it can also alienate people who are used to a familiar way of doing things. Numbers wise it’s still too early to tell whether Windows 8 will outstrip its popular predecessor. Only time will tell if people can forgive the radical redesign in exchange for all the fancy new features.



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TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, your plan to modify a project this week will meet with great results. You may become interested in an organization that showcases your skills.

CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, things you say have a greater impact on others than you may realize. Therefore, think through what you say to make sure your words come across as intended. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, now is the time focus so that your dreams and plans can become a reality. Put all of your efforts into realizing your goals, and you won’t be sorry for having done so. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, pay particular attention to your financial records. Otherwise, you may find yourself struggling to reconcile all of your accounts at year’s end. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 This is the ideal time to move forward in your career, Libra. Be assertive and things will fall into place. Embrace a new opportunity and make the most of it.



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PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Now is the time to make progress in something that has been on your mind for quite some time, Pisces. Take action before it’s too late. ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you will know how to smooth over an embarrassing situation this week. You come across assertive and dominant, and others naturally listen to you.


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

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Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: ďŹ ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS If you want to keep drinking that’s your business - if you want to quit drinking that’s our business. Burns Lake Meetings: Tuesday 7:30 pm Catholic Church, Saturday 7:30 pm Catholic Church. For information or transportation call (250) 692-6867 / (250) 6987325 / (778) 669-0070 Only requirement for AA is a desire to stop drinking. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Southside Meetings: Mondays and Thursdays 6:30pm 7:30pm at Grassy Plains Gospel Church. For more information: (250) 694-3682 Anyone needing information on Alzheimer’s please call 1866-564-7533 BURNS LAKE RCMP Victim/Witness Assistance Program. 201 Hwy. 35, Box 759 Burns Lake. Open Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm (250) 692-3010 FOOD BANK hours starting Sept. 2012: Distribution days will be the first and third Tuesday of each month. Clients should come at 11am. One box per month for each household. The Lakes District Food Bank continues to operate due to the outstanding generosity of the community. If you would like to make a donation and receive a tax deductible receipt, please mail your donation to: Lakes District Food Bank, Box 777, Burns Lake, BC. V0J 1E0. LOCAL HOSPICE Services are available by contacting the Hospice Coordinator at (250) 692-2448. The Hospice office, located in the Lakes District Hospital, is open every Thurs. from 10am - 4pm. A lending library of videos, books and information on bereavement is available. Please make donations to the local hospice and palliative care program payable to the Burns Lake Hospice Program, Box 7500, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1EO PLANNING a wedding or anniversary party? Looking for plastic flowers for decorations. Call OPTIONS at Nourse House 9am- 3pm Mon. to Fri. Francois Lake Drive. Operated by residents of 8th Avenue Group Home. (250) 692-7845



FLOW FACTS 31 October 2012 Reservoir Elevation: 852.22 m (2796.00ft) SLS Discharge: 63.12 m3/s Cheslatta Falls: 59 m3/s Nautley River: 10.9 m3/s Vanderhoof: 78.6 m3/s Isle Pierre: 161.7 m3/s For more information please call Rio Tinto Alcan at 250-567-5105. A recording of Flow Facts is available 24-hours in Vanderhoof at 5675812

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


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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The Village of Burns Lake is currently seeking applicants for the position of:

Director of Corporate Services Additional information and a full job description can be found at or from the Village OfďŹ ce at 3rd Avenue, Burns Lake or phone 250-692-7587. Applications must be submitted by 10:00 am on November 23, 2012.


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William (Bill) Ernest Egan November 15, 1944 - October 21, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of William (Bill) Ernest Egan, of Houston B.C. at the age of 67. Bill passed away in St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver October 21, 2012 of heart complications. Bill Was born November 15, 1944 in Prince Albert Saskatchewan. Bill was pre deceased by his father Orville Egan. He is survived by his mother Betty, brother Pat his wife Betty, sisters Donna, Colleen and her husband Brian, Debbie and her husband Darrel, Carol and her Husband Bob. Bill leaves behind his son Stephen and his wife Mehrnoush, daughter Penny and her husband Dan, grand children Courtney, Candice, Indra and Ovid and great grandchildren Savannah and Kali. A long time resident of Houston, Bill was active in the business community and is probably best known for having created the Willow Grove golf course in Houston. There will be a celebration of life November 16th at 2 p.m. at the Houston Community Hall, followed by a reception upstairs at the Houston Legion.

Huckleberry Mines is looking for self starters who can work safely with minimal supervision, work well in a team environment and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills to join our Mine Maintenance Section. Under the supervision of the Mine Maintenance Supervisor and direction of journeymen, responsibilities for these positions will include cleaning and inspecting mobile equipment, performing routine services, dispensing fuel and oil and accurate record keeping. To be successful in these positions, applicants require a mechanical aptitude, and previous experience working with mobile equipment. Huckleberry Mines is a remote mine where its employees live in a camp environment on their days of work. This position works a 4 x 4 schedule (four day on, four days off). While at the mine site all meals and accommodations are provided free of charge to employees. Transportation is provided from Smithers and Houston. Huckleberry Mines Ltd. offers a competitive salary and a full range of beneďŹ ts including medical, life, disability income and RRSP savings plan. We thank all applicants for their interest in Huckleberry Mines Ltd., but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. QualiďŹ ed candidates can submit their resumes in conďŹ dence to: Human Resources Department Huckleberry Mines Ltd. P.O. Box 3000, Houston, B.C. V0J 1Z0 Fax: (604) 517-4701 Email:

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Employment Drivers/Courier/ Trucking LOG HAUL Contractors wanted. Contractor Log Trucks and Drivers wanted immediately to haul into Spray Lake Sawmills, Cochrane, Alberta. Contact Gil 403-333-5355 or Rob 403851-3388. Email: woodlands@

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Help Wanted An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. A PIZZA shop in Burns Lake is looking for a perm. f/time Cook and Pizza Maker. Must have min. 1 yr. exp. in Indian / Western fusion cooking and pizza making (Indian style pizzas, samosas, curry dishes). Wages $11-$13/hr. Email resume to: BANNISTER COLLISION & GLASS CENTRE, VERNON, BC. Due to growth in our ICBC Express Repair Body Shop, we are seeking to fill the following position: LICENSED AUTO BODY TECHNICIAN 2ND/3RD YEAR APPRENTICE Competitive Wages Good Benefits. Preference may be given to applicants with previous ICBC Express Shop Experience. Please forward your resume with cover letter by fax or email to the attention of Bill Blackey. Fax 250-545-2256 or email CLEARWATER OILFIELD Services requires Class 1 or 3 Vacuum Truck Drivers for the Rocky Mountain House, Alberta area. Local work. No day rating. Full benefits after 6 months. Fax 403-844-9324.

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Experienced industrial supply sales person and counter person and a road sales person needed in Burns Lake. Apply in person with resume at D.T.U. Atten: Bob or email fax: 250-692-3026 or call 250-692-3031. EXPERIENCED PARTS Person for a progressive auto/industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000 sq.ft store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: FORD SERVICE Manager. Harwood Ford Sales, Brooks, Alberta. New facility, busy oilfield economy, technical experience required. Great career opportunity, family owned and operated. Fax resume 403362-2921. Attention: Jeremy Harty. Email: NEED A Change? Looking for work? In the Provost region, workers of all kinds are needed now! Visit our website today for more information:

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MARMON FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT CO. LTD. is accepting resumes for an intermediate to senior accountant with or without an accounting designation. Experience in personal tax preparation and computerized accounting on Simply and Caseware are required. Remuneration is dependant upon qualifications and experience. Marmon Financial Management Co. Ltd. has been operating its public practice since 1978 with offices in Burns Lake and Houston, BC. We offer an excellent work environment, a benefit package and opportunities for advancement. Submit resume to: Marmon Financial Management Co. Ltd. 118 Bay Street, 3433 – 9th Street, PO Box 614 PO Box 1420 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Houston, BC V0J 1Z0 Fax (250) 692-7090 Fax (250) 845-3616 34 2012

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Help Wanted

Mature help wanted Approximately 20 hours a week Apply in person with resume and references at the San-Bar in the Lakeview Mall

CONTROLLER Burns Lake Native Development Corporation requires a professional accountant (CGA or CMA) for the half-time position of Controller to oversee financial management functions at this economic development organization. Reporting to the General Manager, the Controller is responsible for preparing and analyzing monthly financial statements, budgeting, supervising, and providing general business advice. The part-time position requires experience with Adagio or AccPac, good communication and decision-making skills, and proven supervisory abilities. Experience in public practice, fund accounting and accounting for logging companies an asset. Cindy Shelford, General Manager Burns Lake Native Development Corp PO Box 1030, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Website: Fax: (250) 692-7483 E-mail:


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

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CORR Homes is a specialized foster care program for `oung oɈenders as an alternative to incarceration. The CORR homes program funds families throughout Northern BC to provide a stable home environment ^here `oung oɈenders reside for up to12 months. The CORR Homes program provides our families with access to training, 24 hr oncall support, and an experienced Youth Resource Worker to work with CORR families and the youth who reside with them. Who we are looking for… Interested people who have had experience working with and supporting youth at work or socially (ie; coaching, mentoring, big brothers/sisters etc.) and are willing to open their homes to youth at risk. 7eople who want to make a KiɈerence For more information about how to become a CORR Home, please contact Jo-Anne Nugent at 250.847.9515 or toll free at 1.888.355.6222. DID YOU KNOW...

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Merchandise for Sale

Help Wanted

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North Okanagan Sawmill is looking to hire Millwrights,Fabricators and Heavy Duty Mechanics. We offer competitive wages along with a comprehensive benefit package. Please fax resume to 250-8389637. Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780-725-4430 SMITHERS Logging Contractor is hiring Buncher, Skidder, and Processor Operators. Call Shari at 250-847-1531 or fax resume to 250-847-1532.

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Professional/ Management ELECTRICAL DESIGN DRAFTSPERSON. Electrical Engineering Consulting firm requires Electrical Design Draftsperson in our Kamloops office. Preferably minimum 1 year experience. Apply in writing to ICI Electrical & Control Consulting Ltd. Email: Closing date for applications November 16, 2012.

Trades, Technical 2ND YEAR to Journeyman Sheetmetal workers and Electricians needed in Kindersley, Saskatchewan. Top wages, benefits, RRSP’s, room for advancement, positive work atmosphere. Contact office: 306463-6707 or GARAGE DOOR SERVICE PERSON. Experienced Commercial Door Service and Installation Technician required for expanding commercial service department at Door Pro. Sectional, underground parking, rolling steel and operator repair and maintenance experience essential. Truck and tools provided $25 - $35/ hour. Call 604-597-4040 or email Mike - WWW.DOORPRO.CA HINO CENTRAL Fraser Valley is seeking a Commercial Vehicle Technician (Senior Apprentice or Journeyman) to add to our growing team in Langley. We offer a competitive salary and full benefits in a fully-equipped ultra-modern facility. Visit Apply to:; fax: 780-6384867.

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Misc. for Sale FOR SALE

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Small Ads work! Help Wanted

Invitation to Bid

Custodial Services Bulkley Valley Credit Union, Lakes District Branch, Burns Lake, BC is looking for quality professional custodial services. A complete list of required services is available at the BVCU ofďŹ ce at Lakeview Mall, 117 Highway 16 Burns Lake, BC. Individuals and ďŹ rms interested in providing these services should contact Sandy DorĂŠ, Branch Manager, or Crystal Miller, OfďŹ ce Supervisor at 250 692-7761 for further information and to arrange for a pre-bid walk through of the premises Bids for custodial services will be accepted up to and including November 15, 2012. All bids must be submitted to: Sandy DorĂŠ Bulkley Valley Credit Union Lakeview Mall, 117 Highway 16 PO Box 1029 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Bulkley Valley Credit Union reserves the right to reject any or all bids.


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Production Supervisor – Burns Lake

Pinnacle Renewable Energy requires 2 Production Supervisors at its Burns Lake plant location. He or she will focus on leading the production crews of approximately 6 people to achieve and exceed targets in safety, quality, and cost. The ideal candidate will have previous supervisory experience and expertise in a manufacturing environment. Responsibilities include: • Supervise employees and work conditions to ensure employees work safe and in a manner that meet the Company’s objectives and Plant Policies & Procedures. • Provide leadership in work performance and quality workmanship. • Ensure employees are trained to do their work and their training is documented. Schedules required training with approved training sources, including Corporate Safety Manager.

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Operations Accountant The position will participate as a member of the Canadian Division accounting team. Assigned duties will increase in responsibility over time and commensurate with education level and demonstrated abilities. Development of judgment abilities is required in determining the appropriate accounting treatment and classiďŹ cation of transactions, application of Hampton policies, identiďŹ cation of transactions requiring management’s attention, etc. This position is intended to support continuous improvement to business processes, procedures, and systems to ensure they are capable, efďŹ cient and adequately controlled. In addition to accounting related duties, the ideal candidate would bring strong computer related skills that would enhance the Canadian Sawmills technology support.


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Need a 4x4 pickup? Let me help you with your next purchase

Loren Neilson

Phone: 250-845-8785 Sullivan Motor Products Ltd. Highway 16, Houston 1-800-665-3151 •


Please forward your resume by November 23, 2012 to:

Payne Septic Service (2010)

Human Resources Babine Forest Products hrcanada@hamptonafďŹ (fax) 503-291-5590

Hampton offers competitive compensation and beneďŹ ts, and is an equal opportunity employer. We wish to thank all those who apply; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

250-698-7964 Still serving the Lakes District Operated by


Smithers Community Services Association Job Posting – Competition #297 CORR Home Program - Youth Resource Worker/Burns Lake Smithers Community Services Association has an immediate opening for a Youth Resource Worker to assist in our CORR Homes Program in Burns Lake and surrounding area. This is a part time position (approx. 10-15 hrs per week) with a à exiEOe scheduOe. Youth Resource Workers aOso receives a monthOy retainer shouOd a youth Ee residing in the home or not. Position summary: The Youth Resource Worker provides support to young offenders in meeting their court appointed goaOs and reintegrating into their home communities. This position reTuires knowOedge in the appOication of various human and sociaO deveOopment frameworks and demonstrated skiOOs and competencies working with youth. Ongoing support and training is provided. 4uaOiÀFations: A post secondary degree dipOoma or certiÀcate in SociaO Work and experience serving cOients in youth criminaO Mustice or eTuivaOent comEination of education and experience. AppOicants must demonstrate the aEiOity to communicate cOearOy and dipOomaticaOOy and Ee aEOe to work independentOy in a high demand capacity. AdditionaOOy appOicants must undergo a criminaO record check Ee wiOOing to work outside of normaO Eusiness hours and aOso possess a vaOid COass 5 driver¡s Oicense and have access to own transportation. Please apply with resume to: Competition #297 - Youth Resource Worker - Burns Lake 6mithers &ommunity 6erYiFes $ssoFiation 15 ² B RaiOway Avenue Box 759 Smithers BC 90- 210 or Fax to 250-847-3712 or emaiO -oE 'escription AvaiOaEOe at Smithers Community Services Association Closing Date: November 16, 2012

Keith Wilson

Attention Hunters We cut & wrap wild game at

Mountaineer Meats (Formerly Van Tines) at Ootsa Lake

We make sausage, jerky & pepperoni sticks Farmers, please book domestic animals because of limited cooler space. Call us at

250-694-3359 or 250-694-3322 Gary Martin and Crew

The Comfort Zone Flying Dutchman Service

High Efficiency Furnaces 101-1st Avenue, Burns Lake




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Lakes District News Wednesday, November 7, 2012

We have a relaxed atmosphere with great service!


Kitimat B.C. @ 707 Commercial Drive. Drive through Kitimat, cross the bridge to the industrial center, located behind Irly Building Center, take the first immediate right and then the next right.

Sale Conducted on behalf of Pereiras’s Countrywide Furniture & Appliances Business is closing after 44 yrs; Joe Pereira’s has sold the premises and is retiring & everything must go on auction day. Mr. Pereira’s has also been an electrical contractor for a number of years ~ all electrical supplies are for Sale. There is a ongoing sale currently at the store, Mikes Auction Ltd will be auctioning all remaining items which will be sold to the highest bidder! VEHICLES Etc: 2007 GMC 1 ton cube moving van ~ 1994 Ford cube delivery van ~ 1991 GMC van ~ tandem axel trailer w/ parts shop ~ fork lift w/ Cleveland tow motor, 420 capacity, 120 lift, 4000 lbs. TOOL & EQUIPMENT: Table saw ~ chop saws ~ snow shovels ~ Rand 4000 shop air compressor ~ step latter ~ multiple hand & electrical tools ~ bolt bins ~ shelving ~ pipe vice ~ large snow blower ~ dollies ~ pallet jacks ~ tri-clean wash system. SUPPLIES: A very large selection of electrical supplies, including explosion proof fittings, wire, misc fittings (these are electrical contractors supplies) ~ also very large selection of new appliance repair parts perfect for the appliance repair man. NEW FURNITURE & APPLIANCES: Sale includes brand name items such as Beauty Rest bedding ~ GE, Moffat, Maytag washers & dryers ~ Simmons ~ Whirlpool ~ JennAir ~ Ashley, Elran & DécorRest Furniture. This sale is all new furniture & household items, wide variety of sizes & styles of items such as TV & TV stands ~ couch’s multiple styles ~ Loveseats ~ occasional, arm & wing back chairs ~ recliners ~ end & coffee table sets ~ Ottomans ~ couch pillows ~ bedroom sets ~ dressers ~ mattresses (multiple sizes) ~ bed frames ~ bedding & pillows ~ washers & dryers (all styles) ~ fridges ~ hood vents ~ microwaves ~ freezers ~ dishwashers ~ stoves gas & electric ~ stove elements ~ dining tables (multiple styles & sizes) ~ breakfast tables ~ kitchen chairs & stools ~ china & curio cabinets ~ electric fireplaces ~ benches ~ desks ~ desk chairs ~ book shelves ~ foot stools ~ lamps ~ coat stands ~ candle holders ~ vases ~ photo frames & pictures ~ art work & large artwork display stands (wrought iron) ~ china sets ~ glassware ~ fake plants ~ rugs ~ throws ~ mirrors ~ decorative items. Don’t miss this excellent sale! This Is a partial listing, please check our website for pictures of sale items. For our out of town buyers, Kitimat offers numerous local restaurants & accommodations. CONDITION OF SALE. Terms: Cash & Cheque with identification, sorry no credit cards. Items are As Is condition ~ not responsible for accidents. Any questions please contact:

Mike Steinebach @ (250) 694-3497 or Cell (250) 692-6107 Egon Steinebach @ (250) 694-3319 or Cell (250) 570-2055 E-Mail: & Website

Join us for WING NITE on Wednesday or Thursday PRAWN NITE and Fridays are always PRIME RIB NITE Delivery Available from our Cold Beer, Wine & Liquor Store

We salute our Heroes

Located on Francois Lake Drive, Burns Lake NEW FURNITURE COMPLETE DISPERSAL AUCTION November 10, 2012 Saturday @ 10:00 am 27

~ Convenient parking ~ Wide selection of wine Hard liquor at liquor store prices

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

Misc. for Sale


Legal Notices

Legal Notices


Apt/Condo for Rent



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

LD NEWS • 250-692-7526

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

Real Estate For Sale By Owner

14’ x 71’

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

$45,000 (250) 692-7272


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

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

HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER 16722 COLLEYMOUNT ROAD • Also a guest house and other outbuildings • On 20 acres of land • 420 feet of Lake shore with a boat shelter ASKING $230,000 Call John at (250) 695-6548

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

Puzzle Answers

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN STAUDT, DECEASED, FORMERLY OF BURNS LAKE, BC All parties having claims against the said Estate are required to forward particulars of the same to the law firm of WARREN CHAPMAN LAW OFFICE, solicitor for the personal representative at P.O. Box 258, Burns Lake, British Columbia, V0J 1E0, on or before the 10th day of December 2012 after which date the claims filed may be paid without reference to any claim of which the Personal Representatives then has no knowledge. Personal Representative, by: Warren Chapman, Solicitor

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RUBY LILLIAN FONTAINE, DECEASED, FORMERLY OF BURNS LAKE, BC All parties having claims against the said Estate are required to forward particulars of the same to the law firm of WARREN CHAPMAN LAW OFFICE, solicitor for the personal representative at P.O. Box 258, Burns Lake, British Columbia, V0J 1E0, on or before the 10th day of December 2012 after which date the claims filed may be paid without reference to any claim of which the Personal Representatives then has no knowledge. Personal Representative, by: Warren Chapman, Solicitor



IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN RAYMOND FONTAINE, DECEASED, FORMERLY OF BURNS LAKE, BC All parties having claims against the said Estate are required to forward particulars of the same to the law firm of WARREN CHAPMAN LAW OFFICE, solicitor for the personal representative at P.O. Box 258, Burns Lake, British Columbia, V0J 1E0, on or before the 10th day of December 2012 after which date the claims filed may be paid without reference to any claim of which the Personal Representatives then has no knowledge. Personal Representative, by: Warren Chapman, Solicitor

Please be advised that John Mould is proposing to remove 15 hectares of private land from Woodlot Licence W0128 located southwest of Francois Lake (Ootsa Nadina Road). Inquires and/or comments must be submitted to The Forestdale Canyon Adventure Ltd. (Alison Patch, RPF) at Box 31, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 by November 23, 2012. Only written inquires received by this date will be responded to. Information about this proposal can be obtained by contacting the above mentioned at 250-6956340.

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Legal Notices

Legal Notices

Call for Expression of Interest The Interpretive Centre building located at 586 High-way 16 will be available for rent as of January 1, 2013. Individuals, businesses, groups, or organizations inter-ested in renting the building are invited to submit a detailed proposal in accordance with the guidelines contained in the Expression of Interest Proposal Guidelines document available at or obtained from the Village Office at 15 3rd Avenue or 250-692-7587. Proposals must be submitted no later than 10:00 am on November 22, 2012.


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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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