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Scarce parking concerns shop owners Burns Lake revitalization remains a bitter pill to swallow for some retailers Walter Strong Plans for downtown revitalization continue to touch a sore nerve with business owners that feel they’ve been left out of the consultation process and that the revitalization program might actually harm their businesses. The defining issue is the availability of parking, or the lack of it, and how it will affect business along the highway. “The three rules of a successful retail business are location, location, location,” said Wayne Brown, owner of Process 4 Gallery. “And if you don’t have parking, you don’t have location.” Brown has been running his gallery, frame shop, art supplies and gift shop for more than 35 years. He acknowledges that the town may eventually offer the same number of parking spots when the revitalization is complete, but if those spaces are not as convenient as they currently are with customers able to pull over in front of his shop, then his business will be negatively affected. Some have pointed to the parking he has available behind his shop, but Brown says that by doing that one only show how little he or she understands the challenges of running a retail storefront. “People are driving by and they’ll notice my storefront window display and pull over with street side parking [out front],” Brown said. “They won’t drive to Home Hardware and then find their way back. It’s too late by then.” Previously vehicles were able to make a turn around the block to get back to his store, but they’re now unable to since Government Street was blocked off beside the Health in Order store, across from the Royal Bank on the highway. Helen Finch, owner and operator of Redfern’s, is resigned to the inevitable loss of parking along the highway.

Currently, trucks with campers or boat trailers attached are able to pull over to the side of the street so that they can pop in on their way through town. There is a small amount of parking behind her store, but it could never accommodate a larger vehicle with even a small trailer. She isn’t optimistic that much can be done to address her concerns for parking. Finch was separating sticky fresh cinnamon rolls from a baking sheet when she summed up here thoughts on the issue. “These decisions were put into motion long ago,” she said. Her business is up for sale, but it is likely that a lack of street side parking won’t help with the sale. Travis Warkentin, manager of the Real Canadian Wholesale Club in Burns Lake and owner of Gone Hollywood, the town’s only video rental store, has been vocal in his concerns, most recently making them known at the village town hall meeting on Nov. 13. The impression he gets from discussions with the village and other businesses is that there isn’t much room for reconsideration of changes to the parking management plans for the downtown core. “I feel like they’ve already made up there mind, so we’re kinda screwed,” he said. “I don’t understand how the village can take away spots when our business licenses stipulate that we have a certain amount of spots,” said Warkentin. He’s aware that the village has plans to offer at least as much parking as before once environmental remediation is complete at the former Shell station site. “But people aren’t going to park at the post office to come get a video,” he said. Construction this fall hurt Warkentin’s business. Even though the paving contractors tried to accommodate local businesses by working after seven in the evening, Gone Hollywood is open until 10 p.m., and attracts a lot More on page 3...

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Vehicles parked out front of Process 4 Gallery in Burns Lake. The customers are inside and Wayne Brown, the owner, is worried there will be fewer of them if plans proceed unaltered.

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Burns Lake budget forum gets strong turnout Residents have their turn WALTER STRONG Most chairs were filled yesterday evening at the Vineyard Church in Burns Lake as members of the community came out to participate in the village’s first Open Town Hall Meeting concerning last year’s spending and the upcoming 2013 capital budget. The evening began with village councillors and Mayor Luke Strimbold presenting on behalf of five village departments: Corporate Services, Public Works, the Fire Department, Development Service and Recreation.

Department managers were on hand for the evening to assist with explaining the details of last year’s budget and 2013 budget requests. The second half of the evening had participants sitting down with mayor councillors in small ‘roundtable’ discussion groups to focus on specific questions. Village council was looking for input in shaping three areas with regard to the 2013 budget. The three questions put to the public were, ‘What do you think are the Village of Burns Lake’s core services?’, ‘What do you think the village’s top three priorities should be?’ and ‘Is the village headed in the right direction for 2013?’ The round table discussions became a free form back and

forth between councillors, mayor and citizens. Regardless of the direction that councillors had in mind when they sat down with round table participants, the participants were free to follow whatever most concerned them regarding the 2013 budget. Some common themes emerged. Business leaders were concerned with the impact that the downtown revitalization project would have on storefront parking and access to their shops, and some expressed concern that the revitalization was proceeding without adequate consultation with downtown business owners. Echoing councillor Susan Schienbein’s concerns about the ‘infrastructure deficit’ that the Village of Burns Lake is facing, More on page 7...

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Customers parked out front of Gone Hollywood. Travis Warkentin, the owner, wonders where parking will come from. He already shares parking with the court house next door. ...From page 1 of evening customers. Warkentin described one Friday evening that was particularly disruptive when work was being done right out front of Gone Hollywood’s doorstep. Regular customers stayed away. “I had a few people come in, but I lost about $400 in sales in one evening,” he said. During construction this fall, Brown reported a 40 per cent drop in business over the same time period last year, but he acknowledged that construction wasn’t necessarily the only factor. A sluggish economy doesn’t help anyone he said, but that’s why businesses need as much in their favour as possible. And removing parking doesn’t help. “Nobody has come to ask me what my needs or experience is, and I’ve been running this shop for 35 years,” he said.

Other storefronts along the highway didn’t feel any negative effects from the construction. Gwyn Nicholas, owner of the Health in Order store said that she hadn’t noticed any disruptions with customers, but she also pointed out that there was parking available out back of her store. The larger concern that some business owners still wrestle with is the sense that the revitalization plan has proceeded without full consultation on everyone involved. “I feel like they’ve already made up their minds,” said Warkentin. Brown echoes Warkentin’s sentiment. “I get the sense that the final decisions have been made and that there’s no room for changes or compromise,” he said. While both agree with and support the work that is being done to beautify the downtown by installing new streetlights and redoing the roads, they don’t understand how

some of the decisions will enhance Burns Lake in the eye of a potential business owner. “Taking the parking away from downtown isn’t going to attract any new businesses, that’s for sure,” Warkentin said. Construction is slated to begin again in the spring of 2013. Businesses along the highway would be more comfortable with the inevitable disruption to their businesses if they felt like there was a benefit in the long run. Brown is also concerned that without a commitment from Shell on its remediation plans, the village will have its hands tied with regard to how quickly new parking can be made available. At a recent village council meeting Rick Martin, Operations Manager for the Village of Burns Lake, said that there was very little he could do to speed up the remediation. “It’s their property,” he said. “And Shell is not on board.”


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Town hall forum was a great idea One of the most difficult aspects of governing must be the need to make decisions and take action. On the rare occasions when the majority of people might agree on a major political or economic move, it’s easy. But those opportunities of near unanimous agreement are rare. You know they’re rare because when they do happen politicians come from far and wide to announce them and to bask in the warm glow of making everybody happy. The announcement of the planned rebuild of the Babine mill back in September wouldn’t have been so well attended if the announcement was that there was no plan to rebuild. Usually there’s a lot less than unanimity when it comes to any decision to lay out a lot of money in any kind of public works project. As our own mayor pointed out a week ago in his closing words at the budget town hall, for every person happy with a decision there’s another one unhappy. Politicians and civic leaders, whether elected or not, must take action to keep things moving forward. The un-elected officials are those that quietly toil in the background to provide stability, consistency and advice to the elected members of council. They are the staff members with the Village of Burns Lake. The decisions that staff and elected officials make together aren’t made in a vacuum, they’re based on a vision for a community or region. But a person wonders sometimes how it seems that some stakeholders get left out of the loop. The media always focuses on fault



lines in plans or proposals. So much so that maybe readers begin to wonder if the press has a political agenda or position that it’s trying to put out there under the guise of objectivity. I can’t speak for all news outlets available in town, online or over the airwaves, but the Lakes District News aims to be an onerous thorn in the side of anyone making public decisions. So if it seems that these pages are extremely critical of, for example, provincial Liberal policies, be confident that they’d also be extremely critical of NDP policy if they were making the decisions. The same can be said of local politics. It probably seems like we go out of our way here to track down the negative comment or the critical point of view. And of course we do go out of our way to expand the fault line in a plan, but it’s not out of cynicism or a lack of respect for the people that have to make those decisions. We’re jut trying to make sure that all, or at least most, of the facts are out there for public discourse before decisions are made. There’s not much point in being critical after the fact. It was great to see a good turn out last week at the budget town hall. When so many people come out to express their concerns or to describe how they support decisions that others criticize, it elevates the conversation and everyone goes home with a little more understanding of their neighbours and elected leaders.

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If you find Premier Christy Clark’s campaign against teen bullying to be superficial or even self-serving, I’ve got news for you. It’s potentially worse than that. With the greatest respect to the family of Amanda Todd, her tragic case isn’t representative of teen suicide any more than it is typical of high-school bullying. A clearer and more disturbing picture emerges from the latest report of B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond. It’s a survey of 89 child protection cases from 2007 to 2010, where 15 kids killed themselves and the rest inflicted serious self-injury, in some cases repeatedly. The word “bully” does not appear in the report. It speaks of domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse, addiction, and runaways targeted by street predators. Three quarters of the kids were removed from their homes to protect them from their parents. More than half are aboriginal. Its key conclusion is that shifting traumatized and mentally ill teens from institutional care to foster homes isn’t working. Earnest but inadequately trained foster parents and social workers can’t cope with kids who need diagnosis, treatment and supervision. Without that, kids shuffled through foster homes an average of a dozen times in three years, with little attachment to home or school. Some were violent, no surprise given their formative years. I asked Turpel-Lafond about the B.C. government’s recent focus on bullying. She said it’s worthwhile, and there are parallels between Amanda’s case and more common teen suicides. One is isolation at moments of crisis. “Say you’re a middle-class parent with a child who hasn’t come out of their bedroom in six months, or you have a boy in foster care who’s in his 14th home,” she said. “They both want to kill themselves, so what do you do?” Ideally, you intervene and get them to a child psychologist. Parents or guardians who can’t afford $150 an hour can wait months for the Ministry of Children and Family Development to arrange it. And in the meantime, our supposedly family-based foster care system sends them to school. “I’m really worried about how [school-based anti-bullying programs] will affect the most vulnerable kids, because you start anonymously reporting someone as being a bully,” Turpel-Lafond said. “Yeah, we know they’re in the youth justice system. We know they’re troubled. By the way, they’ve been sexually and physically abused, jumped through 30 foster homes, and now we want to label them again?” This is not to suggest that the existing B.C. effort isn’t substantial. The ministry reports that there are 2,221 front-line staff positions, of which 219 are currently vacant. It’s notoriously difficult to recruit, train and keep child protection workers, especially in remote communities. Turpel-Lafond says her latest figures show the child and youth mental health service has 476 staff, with 21 vacancies and a governmentwide hiring freeze. And many of those are doing double duty as community service managers. Those managers don’t even have reliable data on case loads, she said. They just know they’re overwhelmed and many of the kids aren’t being reached. This is not about political blame. I can trace this problem back to when Grace McCarthy was children’s minister, and the NDP did no better. I’ve learned a bit about Riverview and Tranquille, asylums that were closed because of a modern belief that they were inhumane. At least they offered safety and medical care to even the most damaged people. Right now our enlightened, progressive society can’t even help most of the kids we know are at high risk.


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Floor plan and possible extra expenditures not finalized WALTER STRONG At a public meeting of council on Nov. 16, Village of Burns Lake council members and staff met to discuss revenue projections for the multi-use facility expansion, arena biomass system extension information, and the multi-use facility expansion budget. The budget for the facility expansion is not set in stone as further funding opportunities are available beyond what is already committed by various levels of government and other funding agencies. Council is trying to find a balance between providing services at the facility that are extensive enough to generate a positive cash flow without breaking the budget, while at the same time not impeding the growth of local private business. Mayor Luke Strimbold summed up the dilemma, “Is community health an opportunity for business or for the municipality to pursue?” Specifically, council debated the issue of wether or not the proposed weight room in the facility would harm the two other fitness facilities in Burns Lake. The fitness business in Burns Lake has not had a strong track record, with two businesses having started and then shuttered the windows for lack of a user base. Councillor Susan Schienbein excused herself from the discussion because she is a gym owner. Councillor John Illes described the weight room as being a ‘pillar’ of the Submitted illustration facility. “Without the weight room, Discussions remains regarding the final plans, but this draft could we break even?” he said. proposal closely reflects the first choice plan that would have More on page 11... a fitness facility as well as patio access to Spirit Square.

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Great service for Canada Why is council Remembrance Day is not building another gym? for sale

Editor: My husband and I happened to be visiting Burns Lake this weekend and attended the Remembrance Day service at the high school. We were so impressed with the well organized service and in particular the community choir, it was a pleasure to hear them sing. We appreciated all who participated for the message of remembrance. Janice Hamp

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Editor: Many of us remember the time when we, in uniform, were treated as "second class citizens." There was a time in the early 60s when McLean's magazine rated military people second to last in terms of respect … farmers were last and dentists first. Once our people started dying in foreign countries, we gained respect, had highways named 'Highway of heroes' and 'Veterans highway' etc. How times changed. On this upcoming Remembrance Day and on all of them - Happy Brother's Day. I am proud to have served with each of you at one time or another. You may have served in combat or in noncombat. You have retired out or you may have served for a short time. You may have served in the Army, Navy, Air

Force but you served. You did your job honourably and for that I am proud to call you brother. You may have served during Korea, WWII, UN duties or Afghanistan, Damascus, Cairo, Cyprus, etc but you served, you did not run. You have a discharge certificate with those words "Honourably Discharged" two of the most noble words in the world. Again I am proud to know each and every one of you. Today is Band of Brothers Day, send this to all your brothers, fathers, sons and fellow veterans you know. Happy Brothers Day. To the cool men that have touched my life: Here's to you. I was never a hero but I am thankful and a real brother walks with you when the rest of the world walks on you. Roger Stevens, England

Editor: Open letter to Steven Harper and Christie Clark. Why are you selling Canada, it's not yours to sell. You should ask the First Nation people before you sell any Canadian land. You promise jobs, where Canadian people are still waiting and why are you asking Chinese workers to come to Canada. Canadians are not lazy, just that there's not jobs offered. The mining company should have Canadians first before you sell the job to China. And you promise houses for the homeless, if you go to each town in Canada you will see how many people are homeless. Winter is here now. What are you going to do about that? So quit selling Canada, ask the Canadians first, oh and quit sending money to war torn countries. Money Canadians can use in Canada, I guess your next term. With both of you it is not possible for reelection. You promise too much and showed very little to the people of Canada. Rose Marie West

Editor: I am writing in regards to the continued decision by the council of Burns Lake to build another gym in the town. Not only is there a large and varied gym in 'Lakes Fitness Center' but a gym privately owned on Nourse Subdivision and one in the Lakes District Secondary School. So this decision is a bit like reinventing the wheel at the expense of current gyms. Personally I would love to see more recreation for folks that can be utilized when the weather does not permit one to go outside easily, so a squash or handball court would make far more sense than another gym.

Hockey, figure skating and on a limited level cross country skiing are some awesome recreation we have here in the lakes district, however for variety would not a squash/handball court be far more useful and possibly used than another gym? It just seems unfair for the town of Burns Lake to go into competition with its tax paying businesses and town folk in an enterprise that may end up being supported by tax payers in the future if it is not self sufficient. Perhaps council should ask the current gym owners for feedback on their membership, income and expenses. That would make sense to me. Traci Powers

Buy them a Sandwich instead Editor: Attention please stop. I am a brother, nephew and cousin of some of the panhandlers in Burns Lake. I am asking the fellow members of this town to please, please stop giving them the money they are asking for. As all they are

doing with it is drinking. By giving them money you who give them money are killing them. If the giving of money to the alcoholics does not stop I will circulate a petition to make panhandling and giving them money a crime as I said earlier

you are killing them by giving them money. If you really care for them buy them a sandwich or offer to take them to a restaurant and buy them a meal but please I beg you all do not give them money any more it is killing them. Orian LaRose

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Burns Lake job fair a big draw More funding announced for Lakes CNC campus Walter Strong Over 250 job seekers from Burns Lake and area attended the province’s ‘BC Jobs Start Here’ jobs fair at the Muriel Mould primary school in Burns Lake on Nov. 13. More than 20 businesses, post-secondary institutions, industry associations, training and health authorities were on hand to describe the work opportunities available in various industries throughout NorthWestern B.C. Pacific Northern Gas, New Gold-Blackwater, Huckleberry Mines Ltd., Devon Energy, Valard Construction, and Canfor are all actively competing for a limited resource in the north, skilled labour. Gary Alexcee, First Nations Coordinator for Valard LP was in town to describe opportunities available in the transmission line projects throughout Northwestern B.C. “The positions where Valard Construction wishes to fill are for power line apprentices, a four year program taught on the job,” he said.

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Job seekers and other interested people attended the B.C. Jobs Fair in Burns Lake on Nov. 13, 2012. Valard reports that it operators in the forestry and the region recover will need 60 workers at sector (as reported in from January’s tragedy the height of the North- Lakes District News on is a continuing priority west Transmission Line Nov 7, 2012). Despite for myself and our govproject. The transmis- this, Alexcee has still ernment. Today we are sion line will run 344 found a lot of interest seeing more programs km and connect a new from former forestry to help displaced workpower substation Bob workers that felt that ers acquire skills and Quinn, B.C. with the the industry didn’t hold launch new careers.” existing Skeena substa- a strong future for them In total, $480,000 has tion near Terrace. and so were looking for been earmarked locally. “I was given resumes a change of career. The college will receive in double figures and The B.C. provincial up to $300,000 for 20 will probably receive government also used former millworkers to more electronically as the day to announce a complete pre-foundamany participants that package of funding for tion trades programs, came by [our booth] the Lakes District cam- $100,000 for eight plactook our booklets pus of the College of es in the professional away,” he said. The New Caledonia (CNC) Cook Level 1, Carpenjob fair had only been that will allow the col- try Level 1 and Welding running for two hours lege to deliver programs C. A further $80,000 and Alexcee said that he tailored to the needs of has also been set aide already had 15 resumes workers displaced by for five Aboriginal parsubmitted. the Babine Forest Prod- ticipants to complete Their has been a re- ucts mill explosion last foundation training and cent upswing in demand January. skills upgraded. for lumber resources John Rustad, MLA The Lakes District and a shortage of skilled for Nechako Lakes said, campus of CNC relabour and equipment “Helping Burns Lake ports that $180,000 of

the funding is already in the college’s hands supporting students in welding, cooking and carpentry. “This funding offers our students personal and academic supports such as living allowances, tuition assistance and job search and employment support upon graduation,” said Lynn Synotte, Marketing, Recruitment and Program Linkages director for the Lakes region campus. The remaining $300,000 will come into play in December of this year. Former millworkers will get training to enter trades like heavy duty mechanic, millwright and construction craft.

many area residents identified sewers, streets and water works as being high priorities for the village to focus on. Road work to eighth avenue was identified as a priority, especially in light of the construction of a new

hospital in 2013. This public meeting with village council and residents was the first of its kind in Burns Lake. Going into the event, Mayor Luke Strimbold was looking for tax payer’s priorities, but with in the context of the need for a balanced budget.

“We want people to understand that we have to create a balanced budget, which will result in decisions that reflect on needs versus wants,” said Strimbold in an email weeks prior to the forum. “We hope that there is a willingness to become engaged in the

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LOCAL RCMP LEADER HONOURED Burns Lake RCMP St. Sgt. Grant MacDonald and Mayor Luke Strimbold with MacDonald’s Wael T. Audi Youth Policing Award and his Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal at the RCMP detachment in Burns Lake on Nov. 16, 2012. The Diamond Jubilee medal is in honour of service to country, and the 2012 Wael T. Audi Youth Policing Award recognizes police officers who have ‘demonstrated outstanding commitment to working with youth in their communities.’ Walter Strong photo

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Return to PST worries businesses Returning to the old provincial sales tax next April 1 will increase paperwork for B.C. businesses and cost them harmonized sales tax credits on equipment and other inputs, the legislature finance committee reminded the B.C. government Wednesday. After its annual tour of the province to get input on the 2013 budget, the committee urges Finance Minister Mike de Jong to consider its expert panel recommendations to ease the impact on business of scrapping the HST. Some industry associations want the government to provide a tax credit that would compensate them for the PST they will have to pay on purchases of machinery and equipment. Those taxes were

lifted under the HST, which recovered revenue by extending seven-per-cent sales taxes to a range of consumer services that won't be taxed starting next spring. The finance committee was also asked to consult the public on a "made-in-B.C. valueadded tax" that would accomplish some of the goals of the HST under another name. That would be a volatile discussion to begin with a provincial election set for May 14, 2013. The administrative burden of the switch starts with businesses reprogramming cash registers and other systems to go back to two separate sales taxes. The switch to the HST in 2010 revealed some national retailers were not accurately applying the B.C. sales tax, which has decades of accumu-

lated exemptions and rules that don't apply in other provinces. The finance ministry has been working on a system to allow businesses to register online for the return of the PST, and to train owners of thousands of businesses that have started up since the HST conversion in 2010. The ministry has set up a website for businesses to manage the transition at The finance committee has also endorsed a widespread business call to balance the provincial budget starting next spring. The effects of the worldwide financial crisis of 2008 pushed B.C.'s books into the red, and deficits continued this year as B.C. had to repay a $1.6 billion HST transition fund provided by Ottawa.

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(L-R) Local resident Ray Fletcher captured this picture of a snowy owl out past Decker Lake Forest Products. This owl is usually only found in the northern most parts of Canada and Alaska. The snowy owl stands nearly a foot and half tall with a wing span of almost five feet wide. The second owl is a saw-whet owl that local resident Sam Moroski capture this owl is a very small, short-bodied and has an overly large head.

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REC CORNER Upcoming Events: Public Skating Friday, November 23 at 7:30pm Sunday, November 25 at 4:00pm PUBLIC SKATING PRICING: Preschool: Under 6 ............$1.00 Youth: 6 to 18 years old ....$3.00 Adult: 19 and up ................$4.00

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HE SCORES! Burns Lake Bruins Novice player celebrates after scoring on Houston in a weekend tournament at the Tom Forsyth arena in Burns Lake on Nov. 11, 2012. Walter Strong photo

Second meeting planned ...From page 5 Logan Wilson, Recreation Director for the Village of Burns Lake, said that he believed the new facilities would encourage a broader cross-section of the community to get active and develop the kind of lifestyle that creates demand for more fitness facilities and groups. “The arena facility will build capacity and interest for other unique facilities locally,” he said.

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Councillor Quinten Beach recognized the problem faced in developing the arena facilities, but he also pointed out that anything the village does could adversely affect some other business’s cash flow. “The village can’t help but compete on some level,” he said. Cash flow will be an issue for the new facility with projected expenses listed at $199,626, including $58,626 in first year contingency and capital reserve investment.

Wilson had prepared a projected revenue statement based on numbers that he gathered from other communities similar in size and demographic to Burns Lake. According to the draft statement of expense and revenue, the facility should be able to meets its operating costs as well as develop a capital reserve. Council will meet again on Nov. 27 to discuss the arena expansion plans again in more detail.

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Staff and students of William Konkin Elementary school gather for a antibullying rally in Burns Lake on Nov. 16, 2012. The rally was designed to encourage students to ‘Look strong, be strong, and report it’ in the face of bullying. Presentations and skits were made during the rally to help them understand how to react to bullying.

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(L-R) Carla Lewis, Wyonna Batoch, Lainey Montgrand, Hilda Lewis, Raylene Dennis, Alyssa Larson and Karissa Brown. to seven day culture camps. In these culture camps, Walter Strong we incorporate a Rites of Passage approach.” The event in Burns Lake was attended by many On Nov. 15, eight young men and women celebrated graduating from the Walk Tall youth pro- First Nations and non First Nations. Mayor Luke gram developed and run by Carrier Sekani Family Strimbold, St. Sgt. Grant MacDonald and Chief Albert Gerow were also on hand to support the program. Services (CSFS). “Last night's Bah'lat was an opportunity for CarCarrier Sekani Family Services serves 11 First Nations, the Burns Lake Band, Cheslatta Carrier rier Sekani Family Services to publicly acknowlNation, Lake Babine Nation, Nadleh Whut’en, Nee edge this important accomplishment of completing Tahi Buhn Band, Saik’uz First Nation, Skin Tyee camps and Rites of Passage for our youth,” said Band, Stellat’en First Nation, Takla Lake First Guno. Mary Teegee, Director of Child and Family SerNation, Wet’suwet’en First Nation, and Yekooche vices for CSFS, was unable to attend the ceremony, First Nation. The CSFS Walk Tall youth program offers cul- but Guno read from a letter she had prepared for tural programs, recreational programs, activities the occasion. “By your commitment to take part and workshops throughout the year. It is free and in the culture camp and to be a part of the Walk open to all ages who are placed into on of two, gen- Tall program, you are showing your family, your friends and your people that you are leaders,” Teeder specific, age groups, 12 to 15 and 16 to 20. The Walk Tall program originated in Prince gee said. “Too many times we only hear negative George in 2010 but was recently able to secure things about who we are as indigenous people and funding to include a program in Burns Lake. Pres- who you are as youth – well today, I can assure you ton Guno, Program Manager for Burns Lake and that you can stand up proud and walk tall because Prince George, describes the program as one that, you showed them all how great you are as Carrier “[B]rings Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal youth out youth.”

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On Monday, November 5th, the international hactivist group Anonymous launched a series of attacks on websites around the world. Sites belonging to ImageShack and the Australian government, as well as several other business and government sites were either taken down or had their main pages replaced with Guy Fawkes poetry. The most concerning of these attacks was against PayPal, with the hacking group claiming to have released the account details of over 28,000 customers (If you haven’t already, you might want to change your PayPal password). The group is also planning to stage several public protest rallies in cities around the world, including at least two here in Toronto and Quebec City. Of course with the new Canadian law forbidding the wearing of masks during riots, it’ll be interesting to see how many protesters don the groups signature Guy Fawkes mask.

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ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Wonderful things can happen when you really don’t expect them, Aries. You may experience a pleasant surprise in the next several days, so be on the lookout for excitement. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you may have to juggle a few events to get everything you want to have accomplished done by a certain date. It could prove to be a hairy few days.

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SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, this week you may be called to go above and beyond. As usual, you are ready to rise to the challenge. Take care to put your best effort into the task. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 That monster vacation you have been planning may have to be put on hold, Capricorn. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t take a few weekend jaunts to make up for it.

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Heritage Centre Farmer’s Market For more info or table rental call 250-692-9799

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Last Saturday of the month 9:00am-3:00pm

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WANT YOUR CAR TO LAST LONGER? By seeing us for regular maintenance you will add years to the life of your vehicle. We’re your one-stop automotive center.


Automotive Center ICBC Accredited Collision Repair Shop

Call for an appointment today...

Phone: 250-692-3805

Highway 16 West, Burns Lake, B.C.

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Omineca Ski Club Day Lodge IS AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL

includes snack box & medium drink

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featuring two stoves as well as dishes and utensils for up to 120 guests, the lodge is a great spot to host your next event or get together.

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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: website:

Competitive Prices and Contract Rates available

Call Branislav 250-692-1812

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

ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Branch #50 Friday, November 23

Friday, November 30

Steak Dinner

Veal Cutlets




“Members and bona fide guests welcome”

Church Directory Lakes District & Area FIRST MENNONITE CHURCH

The newly renovated

24 Hour Service

Saturday, December 1

Friday, December 7

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

Dinner $14

Legion Bazaar Roast Turkey

Homemade Fruit Pies

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

If you love your freedom, thank a Veteran. Support your local Legion.

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

Island Gospel Fellowship Gerow Island, Highway 35 Sunday School for all ages 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

email: Phone: 250-692-3232

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

CLUES ACROSS 1. Massages 5. Automaton 10. The side that goes last 14. Lowest female voice 15. Roar of acclaim 16. Tennis’ Kournikova

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CLUES DOWN 1. Display stands 2. Forearm bones 3. British thermal unit 4. Drunkard 5. Corpuscle count (abbr.) 6. Pitcher Hershiser 7. Rod-shaped bacterium 8. Egg 9. Dancing With the Stars


host 10. British Air Force 11. Opposite of beginning 12. Zanzibar Copal 13. Running contests 24. Arms factory 25. Sodium 26. Current Margulies show 28. Ancient Egyptian sun god 29. Former Hess Corp. name 32. Scrap of cloth 33. Highest card 34. Double helix nucleic acid 36. WW2 female corps 37. One point E of due N 39. Express pleasure 40. Data executive 41. Honey (abbr.) 48. One’s usual environment 51. Edison’s company 53. Delaware 54. Base of a system of numbers 55. Ancient computing devices 57. African adder genus 58. Podocarpus coriaceus 61. Plural of 33 down 62. An enticement 65. Tropical constrictor 66. “Birdie” star ___-Mar garet 68. Sirius Satellite Radio (abbr.) 69. Memory hardware 70. Lyric poem


Burns Lake & District Seniors Meeting on December 3, 1 pm at the Regional District Meeting Room, upstairs. All 50+ seniors welcome. 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.

~ Everyone Welcome ~ THE CHURCH OF


17. Canute (alt. sp.) 18. Blind gut 19. Insures bank’s depositors 20. Cathode (abbr.) 21. Appendage 22. Of I 23. The reciprocal of cosine


Looking for an opportunity to give back. The Heart and Stroke Foundation is looking for volunteers with a few hours to spare in February. Call Pat at (250) 6956339 Southside Health & Wellness Centre: Chair Yoga every Tue. & Fri. from 10am - 11am. Kiwani on site in afternoon every Wednesday. More information call (250) 694-3270. The Lakes District Festival Association is currently looking for volunteers. Please phone Lois @ (250) 6956699. 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

Sunday 10:00AM

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


Wednesday, November 21, 2012 Lakes District News

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First advertise in the Lakes District News! ALL WORD ADS go on the Internet for the whole world to see!


Call 250-692-7526 or come by our office. Hours are 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday thru Friday. Fax in your ad to 250-692-3685 or email: advertising@




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

Come to our office at 23 3rd Avenue, or you may pay with Visa or Mastercard over the phone. All ads must be prepaid.


REGULAR WORD ADS 1 issue, 3 lines $8.50 per week


For anything under $50.00 value. 15 words or less. Ad must contain one item and price. Misc. for Sale category only. Private party ads only (no commercial). Ads cannot be accepted over the phone.

$5 ADS

For anything worth $50 - $500. 15 words or less. Ad must contain one item and price. Misc. for Sale category only. Runs for 4 weeks. Ads must be prepaid - cash only.

LEGAL ADS $16.01 per col. inch


3 lines - No changes - ad runs in: Burns Lake, Vanderhoof, Prince George, Houston, Smithers, Ft.St.James, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Northern Connector, Northern Daily (1 week) ....................................... $78.88


25 words- No changes - ad runs one week, all papers covering: Lower Mainland .......... $102.28 BC’s Interior ............... $124.95 Vancouver Island ........ $119.00 All of the Above .......... $299.00 Extra cost for additional words


1x1 classified ad. For $31.50 we will run your ad UNTIL IT SELLS, any category, max. 30 words No Real Estate or commercial ads Please call if you need more information on any of our classified packages.


To announce birthdays, weddings, births etc.

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Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: 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 CRISIS PREVENTION. You are not alone. Support is just a phone call away. 1.800.SUICIDE (1.800.784.2433) is a confidential, toll-free service that is available to anyone, anywhere, any time in B.C. The youth support line is 1.888.564.8336 (TEEN). The 24 hour crisis line for northern BC is 250.563.1214 and 1.888.562.1214. In addition, several crisis lines also provide support through online chat services so young people have a web-based way to reach out. These services can be reached through www.nor (4:00 to 11:00 pm daily) or 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.


In Memoriam

In Memoriam



Information 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 NECHAKO RIVER

FLOW FACTS 14 November 2012 Reservoir Elevation: 852.12 m (2795.69ft) SLS Discharge: 62.77 m3/s Due to ice conditions river flow data will not be available until the spring. 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

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 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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Elaine (Lanny) KRAUSE March 28, 1942 - Nov. 13, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elaine (Lanny) Krause of Merritt, BC. Elaine was born in Calgary, Alberta in 1942, and passed away at Gillis House, Merritt. Happy Birthday ~ In Loving Memory of


November 18, 1966 – January 20, 2012


Today is my birthday ~ Celebrate my life with you And remember the good times, not the bad & do not be sad; Look up towards the sun & catch every ray of light upon your cheek For I am there with you. Today is my birthday ~ be happy for me I lived long and full ~ I had the pleasure of being a son & a brother. I had the pleasure of true love & the joy of being a Dad & Grampa to my children & grandchildren Do not be sad ~ Look up towards the stars & catch each twinkle in your heart. For I am there with you. Today is my birthday ~ My legacy is not wealth or mighty belongings My legacy is you and your life. Spend it wisely and carefully Guard it always. Do not be sad. Feel the wind on your face & in your hair & know that I loved you. For I am there with you in your laughter And in your hearts. Today is my birthday ~ Learn to live again, without me And stand on your own. Take my strength with you For you are not alone. Do not be sad Feel the rain on your face. Feel all life’s treasures and know that you are alive! At each step of the way I will help you For I am with you always Until we meet again. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The world was blessed that special day when you were born into this life You were on this earth for 45 short years. We thank the Lord for the years we had with you. The Lord knew we needed you & yet he told us there is a very high calling on your life & that you are in the Throne Room of God to do more of his work from there. We take comfort in knowing you are resting in the presence of God. Have the best Birthday ever up there! We know you will be looking down on us as we remember you! You had a great life here on earth! We miss your love & good-hearted nature, your laughter, your smile & your presence in our lives. There are no words that can express how much we miss you everyday! Happy Birthday up in heaven Dad! ~ Happy Birthday Grampa! Happy Birthday my Handsome Husband! We love you forever!

Your wife Maureen Luggi Danielle & Tyler Wall ~ Keelan, Kendra & Alyssa Robert Luggi Jr III Kyle Luggi

Elaine is survived by her husband Bill, son Robert (Tracey) and daughter Yvonne. Sisters Lynn and Judy, and brother-in-law Stan, grandchildren Carl (Roxi) and Michelle, numerous nieces, nephews and great grandchildren. Elaine was an avid gardener and she and Bill loved travelling around the world. A celebration of Life will be held next spring, at a date to be announced.

DOUG KELLER November 11, 2012

Doug Keller, longtime resident and friend to many in Houston and Burns Lake, passed away peacefully on Remembrance Day, Sunday, November 11. As a veteran of five years in the Royal Canadian Navy during WWII, he chose his day. Doug is survived by Sheila, his loving wife of 64 years, children Josh (Teresa) and Syndra (Darrell), grandchildren Aaron, Bronwyn (Kurt), Tannis (Warren), Samantha, Jonathon and Deanna and great grandchildren Raelyn Ashlee Pozinkoff and Sawyer Kinsley Hall. Returning to his hometown of Prince George after serving his country during the war on convoy escort duties in the North Atlantic, Doug met and married his life partner and began a career in the forest industry. That led him and his family to Decker Lake, Burns Lake and finally to Houston where they have lived for the past 42 years. Since his retirement years ago, Doug was an active volunteer in support of the United Church and many different community organizations, including some 15 years of service to his favorite charity, the Canadian Cancer Society. His many honours include the BC Library Trustees Association “Library Advocate Award” for his contribution to the Houston Public Library, and more recently he was formally recognized by the Cancer Society. In 2007, he was honoured by his community with the ‘Freedom of the Municipality’ award from the District of Houston. At his request, the family will hold a private memorial at some point in the future. Those wishing to remember and honour Doug can do so by making a donation to his charity of choice, the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Education/Trade Schools

Lakes District Maintenance Ltd. is looking for an AREA MANAGER in McBride, B.C.

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INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job board! Funding options. Apply online! 1-866-399-3853 LEARN FROM Home. Earn from home. Medical Transcriptionists are in demand. Lots of jobs! Enroll today for less than $95 a month. 1-800-466-1535 TRAIN TO Be an Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

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Career Opportunities ASSISTANT Manager for Creston Warehouse facility Individual with strong work ethic to join fast paced environment. 5-8 yrs logistics/warehousing exp; Min. 5 yrs mgmt exp. For full ad please see online classifieds. Please submit application to:

Career Opportunities

You will be responsible for a small road maintenance crew for the highways and public roads around McBride. Highways maintenance experience and management experience are an asset.

Apply in person at the Burns Lake or TĂŞte Jaune Cache Offices, or to or fax to 250-692-3930 For more details on this posting and more, please visit:

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REV UP Your engine. Now gain 1st and 2nd year Apprenticeship Motorcycle Mechanic skills. GPRC Fairview campus. Hands-on training - street, offroad, dual sport bikes. Write AB MCM exams - gain 320 hours credit. 1-888-999-7882;

The Aboriginal Child and Youth Mental Health (ACYMH) program has an opening for a receptionist. We are looking for someone who is outgoing, self-motivated, detailed and dependable to ďŹ ll this role. As the ďŹ rst contact for clients who visit or call our Burns Lake ofďŹ ce, your ability to greet clients and operate the multi-line telephone is important to this role. You will also type correspondence, process claims and ensure the ofďŹ ce runs smoothly for the staff and clients. For more information visit To apply, send your cover letter and resume to

Are you passionate about working with at-risk and highrisk youth? The Walk Tall program has an opening for a Youth Care Worker. As a Youth Care Worker in our Walk Tall program, you will have the opportunity to apply your leadership, coaching and facilitation skills to forge connections which engage youth and enable healthy relationship-building. With your understanding of the realities that at-risk youth face in their daily lives, you will be able to mentor the youth in the program, offer guidance, support and encouragement. For more information visit To apply, send your cover letter and resume to


(Woods Foreman) TIMBERLANDS Campbell River, BC Mid Island Forest Operation is a continuous harvest operation (6x3 shift) harvesting 1.1 MM M3 annually and building 140 km of road. Working as part of a team of supervisors, this position will have direct responsibility for woods operations and union crews. The successful candidate will value the team-oriented approach, have a good working knowledge of applicable occupational safety regulations, first-hand knowledge and experience in a unionized environment, and will be responsible for planning, supervision of hourly personnel, safe work performance and the achievement of departmental goals. Further job details can be viewed at:

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At Babine Forest Products, producers of spruce, pine and ďŹ r dimensional lumber, we are looking toward the future and preparing to rebuild our Burns Lake sawmill and sawmill team. We are now seeking the talents of a:

To provide management-level expertise for complex automation systems—Burns Lake A key management resource, you will provide programming solutions for the mill’s complex process control systems. As you support the implementation of state-of-the-art programming in a fast-paced manufacturing environment, you’ll be putting your stamp on a newly created role driving process improvement, machinery and systems integration, preventive maintenance and instrument optimization. In addition to related experience in a manufacturing environment, you also have the ability to resolve problems through the use of PLC logic; understand electrical circuit drawings and schematics; break concepts down for a non-technical audience; and apply your knowledge of HMI programming principles and controls-related instruments, networks and equipment. A background in wood products manufacturing would be ideal, but is not essential. Competitive compensation and beneďŹ ts will be offered. To apply, please submit your rĂŠsumĂŠ by December 7, 2012, to hrcanada@hamptonafďŹ or fax: 503.291.5590.

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COLLEGE OF NEW CALEDONIA The College of New Caledonia is looking to ďƒžll the following position:


The Burns Lake Campus is looking for a Programs Coordinator. This position provides administrative guidance and support for a variety of designated programs and courses. Duties include: recommending prospective calendar cost-recovery courses; researching and providing administrative instructor orientation materials; liaising between college and program/course instructors and organizing and coordinating the marketing programs and courses. Qualiďƒžcations include: ccompletion of two years post-secondary education in a related ďƒželd; three years previous experience working effectively in program coordination or management and two years previous supervisory experience. To ďƒžnd out more information about this and other opportunities, and directions on how to apply, please check our website at: Join us. We offer a supportive workplace, great beneďƒžts, and competitive salaries. And we have opportunities to grow, both within our college, and within our communities.


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Help Wanted ACCESSORIES INSTALLER/ Journeyman Technicians. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta) needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. Competitive wages, benefits. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-854-2845; Email 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. AUTO SERVICE Journeyman Technician required immediately at EJ Klassen GM in Port Hardy, Vancouver Island. Above average wages and benefits. Fax resume 250-9497440 email: 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: North Valley Gymnastics Society is seeking • Certified Full or Part-Time Gymnastics Coaches • Full or part-time Manager for our new gym (prefer certified coach). Please email your resume to: FAX it to: 1 250 545 4793 or CALL: 1 250 545 0516 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

Income Opportunity ATTN: COMPUTER Work. Work from anywhere 24/7. Up to $1,500 part time to $7,500/ mo full time. Training provided.

Trades, Technical FLAGSTAFF COUNTY, Sedgewick, Alberta requires a full-time Licensed or 2nd to 4th year Apprentice, Heavy Duty Mechanic. Fax or email resume by 12 p.m., December 10, 2012. Attention: Kevin Kinzer, Fax: 780-384-3635; Email:


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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted


Tahtsa Timber Ltd. has full time

TRUCK DRIVING POSITION available in the Burns Lake area. TRS rates and beneÂżts SaFkaJe.

Fax resumes to 250-692-7140 or email to


Tahtsa Timber Ltd. has the following full time positions available

LOADER OPERATOR (BUTTON TOP AND HEEL BOOM) Top rates and beneÂżts paFkage. 3lease Fall  or email to

is looking for trucking contractors to haul hog from our bush operations in the Burns Lake, and Houston area. Competitive rates offered. Interested parties please contact Ledcor Resources & Transportation Williams Lake Division at 1-250-392-5737, or email

JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN A huge opportunity has become available at an industry leading truck and equipment dealer. Inland Kenworth / Parker Pacific is expanding their truck service department and is looking for a journeyman technician. Preference for this position will be given to technicians with engine experience. Cat & Cummins preferred. This is a full time position with competitive wages and great benefits. All overtime is double time. Opportunities for advancement and mobility with one of Canada’s largest industry leading truck dealers.

Please forward resumes to:


BUSINESS DIRECTORY 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

Chris Cisecki, Service Manager 1995 Quinn Street Prince George, BC V2N 2X2 or by email

Wood and Pellet Stoves and Fireplace Inserts 101-1st Avenue, Burns Lake


“A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN OUR REGION� 37, 3RD Avenue, PH: 250-692-3195 PO Box 820, TF: 800-320-3339 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 FX: 250-692-3305

Clerical Relief Employment Opportunity (Casual) The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako is seeking applicants for its Clerical Relief Pool to work on an oncall as needed basis. The purpose of the Clerical Relief Pool is to provide support to a variety of departments for special projects, short-term relief demands, and during tight deadlines. Preference will be given to applicants with the following qualiďŹ cations: • Completion of Grade 12, supplemented by business courses in ofďŹ ce procedures; • ProďŹ ciency in the use of Microsoft OfďŹ ce (Word, Excel); • Experience with data entry; • Ability to operate common ofďŹ ce equipment; • Must have exibility to work on short notice; • Must be a team player with the ability to work under pressure; • Must have a valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License. Applications will be received by Cheryl Anderson, Manager of Administrative Services, at 37-3rd Avenue, PO Box 820, Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0, until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2012 at the above address.

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Millwright – Burns Lake Pinnacle Pellet requires a journeyman Millwright at its Burns Lake BC plant location. Ideal candidates will have experience with the various automated operations and systems in a modern pellet plant. They will be highly motivated journeymen that have demonstrated the ability to apply their trade skills and knowledge safely and effectively. Candidates should also have good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.



Family expanding & you need a van? Let me help you with your next purchase

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter, along with proof of trade’s qualification. For more information on this position see: Send your resume to: E-mail: No Phone Inquiries Accepted.

Loren Neilson

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


Payne Septic Service (2010) 250-698-7964 Still serving the Lakes District Operated by

Keith Wilson

Advertise your Business or Service here for $ 20.00 per week. Call 250-692-7526 for more information.

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Financial Services

Misc. for Sale

IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: it’s that simple. Your credit/age/income is not an issue. 1-800-587-2161. INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: LOAN HELP. Consolidate all your credit cards, bank loans, income tax debt and payday loans into one small interestfree monthly payment. Contact us asap toll-free 1-888-5284920.

NEW VALLEY COMFORT furnace in grate for sale. MP80, paid $2500 asking $1950. Call: (250) 694-3855 or (250) 672-2032.

Need CA$H Today? Own A Vehicle?

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

Misc. Wanted WANTED 8FT. older camper to fit 2001 Dodge pickup 8ft. box. Must have an oven. Please leave a message at 250-697-6365.

Real Estate

Cash same day, local office.

For Sale By Owner 1.800.514.9399

Puzzle Answers


Borrow Up To $25,000

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We have a relaxed atmosphere with great service!

Join us for WING NITE on Wednesday or Thursday PRAWN NITE and Fridays are always PRIME


To view call Traci (250) 692-3908

Pets & Livestock


Farm Equipment FARM EQUIPMENT: 12 foot finishing disk for sale. $3,000 (obo). For info contact: (250) 845-7707

Heavy Duty Machinery A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63’ & 90’ Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C “Cabs�20’40’45’53’ New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB

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Legal Notices

Legal Notices

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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

Rentals Apt/Condo for Rent 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.


Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Taku Power Corp. of North Vancouver, BC has applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Smithers, for a Investigative License / Wind Power situated on Provincial Crown land described as ALL THAT UNSURVEYED CROWN LAND IN THE VICINITY TALTAPIN MOUNTAIN, FOUR MILE CREEK AND HENRIETTA CREEK, RANGE 5 COAST DISTRICT, CONTAINING 1,666.34 HECTARES, MORE OR LESS. The Lands File for this application is 6408409. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Nadina District Land Officer, MFLNRO, at PO Box 5000, 3726 Alfred Ave, Smithers, BC, V0J 2N0. Comments will be received by MFLNRO up to December 21, 2012. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit the website at http://www. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ Office in Smithers.


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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Lakes District News

Northern Gateway will be one of the safest energy pipelines because it’s been designed by engineers, safety experts and the people of British Columbia.

Our every intention is to ma make ke the North ther ern n Ga Gate tewa way y Pi Pipe peli line ne the str tron ngest st and safestt of its kin nd in Can anad ada. ad a. And the people o of British Columbia have told us that we must exceed safety standards if it is to cross this beautiful province. We’ve heard their concerns and have continually incorporated their feedback into our plans. We have added $500 million in extra safety measures–like thicker pipe, more isolation valves, meticulous pipeline construction techniques, and plans for around the clock monitoring by real people, in real time, with sophisticated technology.

We will use thicker pipe...

We will have advanced monitoring and response systems...

Northern Gateway pipe will have

Constant, diligent monitoring is vital for safe pipeline operation. Northern

an average thickness of 0.80 inches.

Gateway will be monitored on-site and via the control centre 24/7, in

That’s 20% over and above current

real time to allow operators to rapidly respond to any incidents. As

Canadian safety standard requirements

well, extensive geotechnical investigation and route planning

for the Northern Gateway Project. The pipe

has taken place and this, combined with sophisticated

will be even thicker when it crosses major rivers and tributaries.

monitoring techniques, will provide protection against

It will be welded with exacting precision and its integrity checked

geotechnical and other natural hazards. Pump stations in

using ultrasonic inspection and hydrostatic testing methods. And

remote areas will be staffed around the

to ensure safe operation, the frequency of high resolution, in-line

clock. Dual leak detection systems

inspection surveys will be increased across the entire pipeline system

will be installed and remotely

by a minimum of 50% over and above current practices.

operated isolation valves will be used, increasing their number in BC by 50%.

We will respect wildlife habitats and migration routes... To address concerns from the public that the construction of the pipeline will affect the

We will practice and be prepared for incidents...

environment, we have pledged to build it in such a way that natural wildlife habitats,

Our goal is always zero spills. To help achieve that, the

migration routes and fish spawning sites will be respected. During the building phase,

pipeline will be monitored from the air and the ground and

disturbances will be kept to a minimum by having construction vehicles access most of

routinely inspected inside and out to identify and address

the pipeline using existing forestry roads. Instead of building all new bridge structures, it

any integrity issues. But that doesn’t mean we will not

will use existing watercourse crossings where possible. When construction is completed

prepare for an incident. We will adhere to world-leading

on each section, soil will be returned and shrubs and grasses native to the region will be

practices for oil spill response and recovery systems. Emergency response equipment

planted. If any large trees are removed to make way for the pipeline, a new tree will be

and training will be provided and constantly updated and upgraded. Training exercises

planted in another location as part of Enbridge’s commitment to plant a tree for every

with our own operations personnel and local emergency providers will be conducted on a

tree we remove to build our projects.

regular basis. Can we guarantee that there will never be a significant pipeline failure? Our original pledge to build a safe pipeline combined with further enhancements made after hearing the concerns of British Columbians puts us closer than any other pipeline system in the world to providing that guarantee.

Discover more about our rigorous design and safety standards and join the conversation at

It’s more than a pipeline.

It’s a path to delivering energy safely.

©2012 Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc.

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November 21, 2012 edition of the Burns Lake Lakes District News