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The Stuart Lake Hospital emergency room (ER) will be closed for large parts of December, after changes to the on-call schedule. The ER will be open on Dec. 1-4, 6, 7, 9, 12, and 14-17. The rest of the month of December the emergency room will be closed. So far, the emergency room is scheduled to be open for all of January.

CounterAttack 35 years old It is 35 years since the CounterAttack program started, and the campaign has been successful in helping to reduce drinking and driving on B.C. roads. But the campaign continues to address the ongoing issue of drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs. On average, 25 people are killed each year in North Central B.C. in impaired driving crashes. While the numbers are being reduced over time, there is still room for improvement as over 100 people die throughout B.C. each year as a result of impaired driving. CounterAttack Road side Checks will be around once again during the holiday celebratory season.

Fraser Lake’s goalie manages to keep the puck out of the net during a scramble in front of the net at the Fort Forum during the Midget Hockey tournament Nov. 24 and 25. The Stars dominated the game and the final score was 7-1. See Page 2 for more.

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Mill fire probe referred to prosecutors Tom Fletcher Black Press WorkSafeBC officials have completed their investigation into two fatal dust explosions and fires in northern B.C. sawmills earlier this year, and referred the cases to Crown prosecutors for possible charges. WorksafeBC vice-president Roberta Ellis said Crown lawyers will consider whether to proceed with charges under the Workers Compensation Act, which could be laid against individuals as well as the companies involved. Criminal charges were ruled out earlier in the investigation. If  Workers Compensation Act charges proceed, the companies could face fines up to more than $500,000 and individuals could be sentenced to up to six months in jail. If prosecutors decide not to take charges to

court, the case would be referred back to WorkSafeBC for possible administrative penalties related to cleaning, ventilation and other conditions at the mills. Two mill workers died and 20 others were injured when an explosion and fire tore through the Babine Forest Products sawmill in Burns Lake on Jan. 20, 2012. On April 23, a similar explosion killed two workers and injured 22 more at Lakeland Mills in Prince George. Investigators ruled out natural gas, oil and other fuel sources, leaving fine, dry dust produced from milling wood. WorksafeBC concluded that the likely ignition source was hot electric motor and gear reducer equipment running wood waste conveyors in low, confined areas of the mills. The Babine mill is co-owned by Oregon-based Hampton Affiliates and the Burns Lake Native Development Corp. Hampton CEO Steve Zika said

he is disappointed that the company has not yet seen the final WorkSafeBC report. Greg Stewart, president of Lakeland Mills owner Sinclar Group Forest Products, also expressed concern that the referral to Crown counsel means the report is being withheld from the mill owners pending a decision on charges. “It is critical for Lakeland and the industry to do everything we can to ensure this never happens at another mill,” Stewart said. Lab tests conducted for WorkSafeBC showed that fine dust from any wood source can become explosive once its moisture content is below five per cent. Both mills were processing dry beetlekilled timber as well as green timber. The investigation included reviews of previous mill inspections that reported on dust accumulation, heating, ventilation and the condition of equipment.

Arson suspects in GUF fire first appearance Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier The first appearance in court on Nov. 20 of four young men accused of

arson resulted in a stay to consult legal counsel. Cole Godard and three others, who can not be named because they were all underage at the time of the alleged inci-

dent, appeared in Fort St. James Provincial Court but did not enter a plea yet. The four accused were arrested in connection with the suspected arson of the Integris Recycling Centre, a project

of the Greening Up Fort St. James Society. All four are scheduled to make a second appearance in the Fort St. James courtroom on Dec. 4.


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Prevent Child Abuse America The Fort St. James Stars Midget Hockey 312-663-3520 team lost out to Terrace in the final game of www.preventchildabuse.org the Nov. 24 and 25 tournament. BeaverOnGolfCourseC0804.EPS Jazz Appreciation Out of six teams, the StarsMonth managed to Smithsonian National Museum of American History make it into the fi202-633-3129 nal game, but lost the end www.smithsonianjazz.org match-up of the tournament eight to six. Hot Retail Co-op Categories Against Fraser Lake on Saturday, the Bicycles, Accessories and Supplies National Car Care Month Stars played well, the game with a Lawn and Garden Carending Care Council Motorcycles and Snowmobiles score of seven to240-333-1088 one. Outdoor Furnishings www.carcare.org While their coach Dennis Saharchuk Recreational Vehicles said the team played quite well, he said the National Donate Life Month Hot Manufacturer Co-op Terrace team probably beat ofthe local U.S. Department Health and team Human Services Benjamin Moore Paints 202-619-0257 “because they worked hard for 60 minutes” Camp Healthcare www.organdonor.gov and the Terrace team did not take bad penGrasshopper Mowers Rolex Watch alties. National Lawn Care Month Whirlpool Corporation PLANET, Professional Landcareup Network This year’s Midget team is made of 800-395-2522 both Fort St. James and Vanderhoof playwww.landcarenetwork.org A Fraser Lake defender attempts to stop a shot on net by a Stars player durAdBuilder Special Section Builder Themes ers, after neither community had enough ing Midget hockey tournament action on Nov. 24 at the Fort Forum. The Stars • Financial National Parkinson Awareness Month players for their own team. • Planning a Garden came out on top with a final score in the game of 7-1. National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. The practices have been taking place in • Earth Day Ruth Lloyd/Caledonia Courier 800-327-4545 Fort St. James, likely due to more available • Easter www.parkinson.org to Fort St. James and the winning team cluded teams from Fraser Lake, Burns ice times according to Saharchuk. from Terrace. Special Events Lake, Mackenzie and Houston in addition of Animal Cruelty Month The weekendPrevention midget tournament inNCAA Men’s Final Four Championship 4&6

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Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier Nearly 40 people came out to hear about a proposed senior housing co-op in Fort St. James on Nov. 24. The information session at the Seniors Recreation Centre was to help gauge interest in the project proposed for the corner of Third Avenue East and Stuart Drive East. The idea came about through discussions amongst friends John Horvath and Peter Korpatnisky who live at Chuchi Lake. Both men thought seniors housing was something the community has a need for after a friend of theirs moved down to Fort from Chuchi when he could no longer take care of himself, and so with this in mind, they purchased the four lots on the corner of Third and Stuart Drive. Peter Koropatnisky’s brother John Koropatnisky is a partner in the development company Surrey Healthwise Development Group Ltd., and Peter Koropatnisky asked his brother John and John’s business partner Roy Holman to get involved. It has been four years in the making to get to this point, and while still preliminary, the meeting was a significant step. “It was a long, drawnout series of discussions,” said Holman. The next step will require the formation of a steering committee to help further define the co-op model the development would use and the needs of area seniors. After the meeting, seven people agreed to be on the steering committee for the proposed co-op, to help shape its possible future, so Holman said he was hopeful given the good turn out. If not enough people in the community were interested in getting involved, Holman said he is not sure how the project could move forward. The process of deciding what approach to take and how to best try and address the needs of seniors in the area for housing eliminated a few options the group looked at. Developing rental units

One of the principles Frost emphasized was “a real sense of community,” within co-op housing. While residents in the co-op would own a membership, they do not own the unit they live in. Instead the value of the membership or share would be the asset passed on in an estate, and could be used by heirs to move into the facility if eligible or the heir could receive the cash value of the shares. For more detailed information on how co-ops Marty Frost, director of the BC Co-operative work, go to www.bcca. Association, came up to present to the Fort St. coop. James crowd on the co-op housing model. Because it is still at a Ruth Lloyd/Caledonia Courier preliminary stage, the process has a long way to go for seniors was decided the facility as well. against because the financ“This could really in order to determine the ing for a rental building is work up here if the people finer points such as costs difficult and there is not a embrace it,” said Holman. and final design of the pogreat return on these types The meeting saw a lot tential development. What has been done of rental units, according of questions around the to Holman. co-op model itself, which so far has been with the Building strata devel- is unfamiliar to many peo- idea able-bodies seniors opments also have their ple, as there are no local can move into the facility and then the facility would limitations for the seniors co-ops. and so does non-profit Marty Frost, director support them through to housing. of the BC Co-operative where they are no longer “We realized this need- Association, came up able-bodied. Architect Paul Rust, ed to be more of a com- to present to the Fort St. munity project rather than James crowd on the co-op has produced some preliminary drawings, taking a commercial project,” housing model. said Holman. While co-ops are a into consideration things So the co-op model form of incorporation, like a covered common was proposed, as a way to they are controlled by area for residents to be provide affordable hous- members equally and able to get outside year ing for seniors and give democratically for their round, access to upper and lower units via ramps, so them some control over mutual benefit. there is wheelchair access

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to both levels, and an elevator to the upper level. There were also a small bowling alley and inhouse theatre included as amenities for the residents. Suggestions by some people at the meeting included the need for covered parking and increased parking spaces, which were so far limited due to municipal bylaw. The next steps which were outlined in the meeting were: to identify a steering committee, to get a list of interested people, to contact a co-op housing developer for assistance, to negotiate terms with the current owners, to incorporate the co-op, to recruit and develop the membership, to conduct a feasibility analysis, and line up the financing, all before construction could begin. “We hope to have a new facility here in Fort St. James before too many years have gone by,” said Holman.

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The College of New Caledonia’s, Professional Cooks Class of 2012 would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of this year’s class field trip to Vancouver.

The District of Fort St. James Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Mount Milligan Mine All West Glass Nechako Mechanical Lheidlit’enneh First Nation Gitanmaax First Nation Integris Credit Union Fireweed Society Prophet Muskwa Outfitters Many thanks also to everyone who helped with this year’s fundraising, by purchasing raffle tickets and supporting the Fort Café Project. The Professional Cooks Class of 2012 College of New Caledonia, Fort St. James

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Extreme truth Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier “The truth is extreme, to make it moderate is to lie.” These are the words which end a video by StormCloudsGathering.com called “The … (word removed) is about to hit the fan, Here’s the proof.” The short piece presents a dire statement of the global situation and calls for people to begin the revolution by writing articles and creating videos providing information to counter the general propaganda being produced by western governments. Now, I’m not about to get into a discussion in this small community newspaper about whether their claims of U.S. foreign policy and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s interest in maintaining the global dominance of the U.S. dollar is contributing to global instability and war. But I was struck by the phrase at the end. I understand the tendency to want to moderate stories, to make them balanced by giving a voice to both sides of any issue when possible, but maybe this is not always fair, if the truth is extreme or shocking. An example which comes to mind is the global warming debate. It is one which went on for years, and

even in some circles still goes on. There was a lot of information put out on both sides, and reporters, with the goal of trying to appear fair, presented both sides of the debate. However, afterwards, there was a lot of criticism levelled at the media for this potential misrepresentation of the debate. While there was a lot of information put out there for both points of view on whether or not global warming was a reality, in truth, an overwhelming majority of the scientific community has believed in global climatic disruption or global warming due to human impacts for a long time. While reporters made an effort to present a balanced view, they also delayed the public’s acceptance and knowledge about potential impacts and the need for regulatory changes to address the problems, because the public was still not sure which side was correct. Or perhaps were hoping the truth was not so dire. While certainty will never be an easy thing to find in scientific research, if a clear majority of climatic experts believe something to be true, is it really fair to present a “balanced” approach by giving equal presence in a story for both sides to speak? So is the media doing a disservice to the public by moderating stories in these types of instances? Is the extreme truth

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Gratitude Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who helped make the speaking engagement with Dr Gabor Mate on November 26 and 27 such a huge success. The Harm Reduction Committee, made up of partnering agencies, was instrumental in bringing this idea to fruition. I deeply appreciate your hard work and dedication as you strive on a daily basis to improve the health and well-being of our communities. Thank you to: • The STOP HIV Program and Nak’azdli Health Centre for your financial support. • Nak’azdli First Nations for the use of Kwah Hall and Nak’albun School students and staff for sacrificing your gym time; allowing us to have space large enough to accommodate everyone. • Those who came out in support of the conference. Your response and attendance was greater than expected. • Dr. Mate who agreed to come to our small community and left a large imprint. • Those who were involved in different capacities during the 2 days. • The people and agencies that are committed to working in partnership for a common goal. It is deeply gratifying and rewarding to live and work in such an amazingly hospitable community. Jo Anne Alexander

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Norm Goetken didn't like the numbers he saw in July. "There were only four players signed up," says the coach of the Spectrum Resource Group Peewee Female Cougars rep hockey team. "I got busy recruiting." He found a new more players locally, then remembered a spring team he had coached last year. "I was looking for a goalie, and there was a good one in Fort St. James. Her dad said, 'Are you needing other players?' and I just said, 'Yeah'." He ended up with four players from Fort St. James, one from McBride and two from Williams Lake. "The two from Williams Lake played for us last year as well," Goetken says. "The girls from the Fort are really good at getting down here for our practice each week, but it's just too far for them to come from McBride or Williams Lake." This is Goetken's second year with the team, but he's coached a lot of baseball and hockey be-

fore. "This is my first time with girls, and I find they're a lot easier to coach. They listen better, they're eager to learn, and they're like sponges when it comes to taking things in." That makes not having his full team available for practices a bit frustrating. "The girls are getting a lot of ice time in where they are, but we're starting to work on things like breakout plays, where they need to be here to work with the rest of us. Sophie Davis is 12 and the team's captain, and is one of the Fort St. James players. "This is my second year with the team," she says. "I've been playing hockey for about eight years. Until the last couple of years, I played with the boys. I just wanted to try a girls team to see what it was like." A defenceman, Sophie says, "I like stopping people." Unfortunately, at the peewee level, bodychecking is not allowed and the disappointment is clear in Sophie's voice

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when she talks about that. One of the other defencemen, Malena Pillipow, 11, also likes "stopping people", but appreciates the lack of body-checking means you have to use other skills. "You have to know how to skate backwards so you can keep up with them." On the weekend of Nov.17 and 18, the team was in Burnaby to take part in the annual Hayley Wickenheiser Hockey Festival. Prince George got off to a good start, with a 5-2 win over the North Shore Avalanche. The Cougars were up 2-1 going into the third and scored three times to put the game away. Cailen Saharchuk and Sophie Davis had a goal and an assist each to lead the attack. Their second game saw the Cougars fall behind 3-0 after the first period to the Vancouver Angels. Davis got one of the goals back in the second and Jordan McMillian scored early in the

third to make it 3-2 , but that was as close as they could get. The third game of the round-robin saw the Cougars play Meadow Ridge. Megan Goetken scored 14 seconds into the game to give Prince George a 1-0 lead, but Maple Ridge captain Mykhaela Johnson scored three straight to give them a 3-1 lead. Paityn Weil scored with about four minutes left to pull the Cougars within one, but that was all. After finishing third in the round-robin, the Cougars played Meadow Ridge again in the semifinals. Saharchuk scored in the first period to give the Cougars the lead, and Davis and Malena Phillipow scored in the second to make it 3-0. Meadow Ridge scored early in the third to make it 3-1 going into the last minute. With the goalie out, Meadow Ridge scored to make it 3-2, on a play where the Prince George net appeared to be off its moorings. The Cougars iced the

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Do not worry when you see a school bus pull up outside our home next week. You are not having flashbacks to nearly missing the bus back when you were in high school. And when the high school students get off the bus and knock on your door, go get your change jar, and look in your cupboard. Not because you have a baseball bat hidden there in case of robbery, but because you want to help the students help Stay tuned for gift Ideas for the whole family those in need. and take the guess work out of shopping! Once again some of the students of Fort For Him, For Her, For Kids, and Stocking Stuffers. St. James Secondary School, including members of the student council and the Free the Children group, will be collecting donated food items for the Christmas SAVE TIME. SAVE MONEY. Toy and Food Drive. In conjunction with the Fort St. James Rotary Club, the group will be collecting food hamper donations A group of students and two teachers from Fort St. James will be riding a school to provide something extra to families in bus through the community to collect donations towards the Rotarty Toy and the community who need just a little bit Food Drive and pennies for the We Create Change project to bring clean drinkmore to get them through the holidays. ing water to developing countries. Ruth Lloyd/Caledonia Courier This year, students who attended the For information on volunteering or doWe Day event put on by Free the Chil- the bus will go to the Sowchea area, and it dren Foundation in Vancouver were also will drive through the downtown area on nating to the Rotary Food and Toy Drive contact Jasmine Kendall at 996-4446. inspired to take part in the We Create Dec. 12. Change penny drive the Free the Children Foundation is doing. In order to address ongoing issues surrounding clean drinking water in developing countries, where women spend a cumulative 200 million hours collecting water every day, and 80 per cent Last week, in this space, I talked about system, according to risk assessment why we chose Kitimat as the site for data, would reduce the already of illnesses are linked to Gateway’s marine terminal. This week, unlikely chance of a grounding SANTA CLAUS AD poor water and sanitation, I’d like to discuss the various steps incident by a further 80 to 90 per cent. according to Free the we’ve taken to prevent an incident on THIS IS A As another Gateway marine safety Children. water, and the measures we’ve put in FULL PAGE initiative, we’re introducing landKaylee Walstrom and place to build a comprehensive marine AD based radar to B.C.’s North Coast for Gabriela Willick presentsafety plan for Gateway. the first time. This radar system will ed the penny drive chalSafety starts with a tanker acceptance be bolstered by extra navigational lenge to the high school program that’s as stringent as any in aides such as lights and channel at a school assembly last existence — and includes an markers. These enhancements aren’t MRS CLAUS AD independent review of all tankers, just for Gateway — they are for all week, and will be taking weeks ahead of their scheduled vessels on B.C.’s North Coast. the challenge to the elTHIS IS A arrival. Tankers mooring at the ementary schools as well Groups who oppose this project use HALF PAGE terminal will be double-hulled and no fear tactics. They’d have you believe to collect as many penAD more than 20 years old, and will be an oil tanker spill is inevitable. It isn’t. nies as possible. required — by independent third But don’t take my word for it — visit The goal is to “make parties, before they enter Gateway’s our website and read for yourself Fort St. James penniless” shipping channels — to show a sound about all the work that has gone into maintenance and operational history. according to the girls, and Ad runs in December 12 and 19 Omineca Express making Gateway’s marine operation As they approach Kitimat, all vessels make change “with someone of the safest in the world. Then, will be boarded and guided by B.C. thing as easy and simple decide for yourself what’s true. ELF AD Coast Pilots with expert knowledge as a penny,” said Kaylee. of our coastal waters. Newlands has agreed THIS IS A Simulations conducted in varying to sponsor a pizza lunch QUARTER PAGE weather conditions have shown that AD in each elementary school the largest tankers can be safely for the class collecting the navigated without the help of tugboats. most pennies. Still, Gateway is adding a tug-escort system as an additional safety The young advocates measure. The Douglas Channel is have already collected SANTAS LITTLE HELPER AD Janet Holder already one of the deepest and widest three bags full of pennies, Executive Vice President inland waterways on North America’s which amounts to around Western Access THIS IS A west coast, and Gateway’s tug-escort Enbridge Inc. 7,500 pennies, which is 3 COLUMN X 4” $75. For each $25, one AD person can be provided Join the conversation at northerngateway.ca clean drinking water for ©2012 Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc. life, according to Free the ADS WILL GO FREE IN THE STUART/NECHAKO ADVERTISER Children Foundation. DECEMBER 14 AND 21. The school bus will be THIS IS EQUAL TO A 50% DISCOUNT going through the community to collect food Call Pam 567-9258 - Fax 567-2070 and penny donations on Dec. 10 and 12 between ©2012 Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc. Join the conversation at northerngateway.ca 6 and 9 p.m.. 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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Renowned author and physician Gabor Mate speaks in Fort St. James on addictions and parenting Ruth Lloyd Caledonia Courier “If you want to deal with the issue of addiction in our communities, you have to deal with the issue of abuse in our communities.” - Dr. Gabor Mate Renowned physician and author Dr. Gabor Mate spoke on the link between childhood trauma impacting psychological and emotional development and addiction at Kwah Hall on Nov. 27. The daytime talk followed an evening presentation on adult-child relationships and how children today are using their own peers as role models instead of their parents, creating unRenowned author, speaker and physician Gabor Mate speaks healthy behaviours. Mate’s experience and research to the crowd in Kwah Hall on Nov. 27. Lloyd/Caledonia Courier into addictions was partly honed in son has in effect, lost sight of their determineRuth the person will have an the notorious Downtown Eastside true self, he said this true self is “lost addiction. The environment during Vancouver neighbourhood, where he but not destroyed.” their development will determine worked with addicts. “Healing, recovery, is all about whether the genes will be activatMany of his insights into addic- finding that self,” he said. “People ed, often by stress or trauma. tion were not new ideas to caregivers need a sense of possibility.” Mate also said he thinks the attending the talk, however, the con“The victory for the addict is to twelve-step programs of organizacept could make some feel a bit help- see their own humanity.” tions like Alcoholics Anonymous less, given his belief an addict will He also has a broad definition of do a lot of good work, but he said not be cured of addiction issues until addiction, including any behaviour a the lack of attention to childhood they deal with the underlying trauma person creates which produces nega- trauma means the root of the probcausing the behaviour. tive consequences which the person lem persists and some type of adGiving many examples, Mate persists in despite those negative con- dictive behaviour will therefore spoke of his own “implicit memo- sequences. For example, a smoker also likely persist. ries” which cause emotional reac- who quits smoking but does not deal “I just think they’re missing tions without conscious memories, with the root of their addictive behav- something,” he said. because the trauma took place at iour might turn to overeating as an Mate believes in practices like such a young age. While recall mem- alternative addictive behaviour. meditation to help people deal ory allows a person to recall specific Clarifying confusion around ge- with addictive tendencies, because memories, implicit memories are netic inheritance of addiction, he he said it helps people focus on the memories without conscious aware- stressed while genes can predispose present. ness of the previous experiences. a person to addiction, it does not preHe also believes traditional Mate’s mother tried to give him to a total stranger when he was just an infant, because they were Jewish and she wanted to protect him from Nazis who were rounding up Jews for the concentration and work camps. His father had already been taken. While he does not recall If you have seen a photograph you would like in the this trauma consciously because he was so young, it Caledonia Courier comes back as emotional call your local community paper at reaction to certain triggers. Mate also discussed his 250-996-8618 belief in the futility and or stop by to order at negativity of putting drug Lakeshore Realty - 169 Stuart Drive West, Fort St. James addicts in prison for their behaviour. Mate sees drugs addicts as survivors of abuse who need help addressing their trauma, and when society fails to rescue children from abuse we then punish those people for turning to drugs to deal with the trauma. In order to emotionally develop, children need to be open, but when they are abused, they instead “shut down” which stops their emotional development. In society, Mate said “we’re not patient enough, we’re not compassionate enough.” Variety of sizes available While a damaged per-

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An early morning accident on Highway 27 took out power to Fort St. James on Nov. 27. The motor vehicle accident involved a single pickup, which left the road, striking a power pole at around 4 a.m. in the morning. The driver was the only person in the vehicle at the time, and alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the accident. No other vehicle was involved in the crash, but a vehicle behind the pickup did strike some debris on the road as a result of the crash. Power was quickly restored after the pole was struck, however, the pole itself was badly damaged and BC Hydro had to slow traffic for part of the day through the spot to replace the damaged BC Hydro replaces a power pole after an accident damaged power pole. No one was injured in the incident, and RCMP are still investi- one along Highway 27 on Nov. 27. Ruth Lloyd/Caledonia Courier gating the cause of the crash.

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It might be a good time to clean out your shed or make some space in your basement. The Voice Youth Council in Fort St. James are looking for donations of winter sporting equipment and clothing for youth and children. The group is hoping to collect used equipment in working condition and winter clothing such as winter coats and snow pants and other essentials such as helmets to help give more children and youth the chance

to play in the snow this year. Many young people may not have the opportunity to participate in sports because their families can not afford the specialized equipment or clothing to do so, and some might just want a chance to try a sport before saving their pennies to purchase their own equipment. Anyone in the community who has good used winter gear to donate can contact Jana Gainor, Fireweed youth coordinator, for drop off and pick up information: 996-8083.

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General Manager Burns Lake Native Development Corporation is a First Nations owned and driven organization. With a strong working relationship with its Board of Directors the organization is committed to promoting entrepreneurship and economic growth development within its six member first nations. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ideal candidate for this half-time position (moving to full time pending resources) will demonstrate - financial management skills - good written and oral skills - strong management skills and project management experience - experience working with a board of directors - hands-on HR management skills - familiarity with lending principles - experience in community economic development - experience in a non- profit organization - must have experience in proposal writing, forestry, logging and value added operations - good understanding of dealing with first nation communities Responsibilities: - co-ordinating meetings of, and reporting to, Board and its committees - assisting Board formulate policies and programs - overseeing administration - planning, developing and monitoring budgets and performance targets - developing and maintaining HR policies; recruiting, training, supervising staff - leading economic development initiatives Applicants ideally will have several years management experience, post secondary education in a business related field, familiarity with log harvesting, small business lending and an ability to work with diverse client and partnership groups. Aboriginal ancestry is an asset. Please submit resumes by January 7, 2013 to:

Chair Burns Lake Native Development Corp PO Box 1030, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 Fax: (250) 692-7483 Email: agerow@telus.net

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TAKE NOTICE THAT on October 17, 2012, an Order was made for substituted service upon you of a Notice of Civil Claim issued from the Vancouver Registry, Supreme Court of British Columbia in action number S-121810 by way of this advertisement. In the proceeding the Plaintiff made the following claims: 1. a claim for debt is made against Conveyance Installations Ltd. pursuant to a Credit Agreement in the sum of $27,653.23 plus interest at RBC’s Prime Rate plus 8.20% per annum or pursuant to the Court Order Interest Act. 2. a claim for debt is made against Stuart River Steel Inc. pursuant to a Guarantee in the sum of $27,653.23 plus interest at RBC’s Prime Rate plus 3.50% per annum or pursuant to the Court Order Interest Act. You have 21 days to enter a Response to Civil Claim, failing which further proceedings, including judgment, may be taken against you without notice to you. You may obtain a copy of the Notice of Civil Claim and the Order for substituted service from the Vancouver Registry at 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 2E1. Roland Luo Solicitor for the Plaintiff

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Stuart River Steel Inc.

TAKE NOTICE THAT on October 17, 2012, an Order was made for substituted service upon you of a Notice of Civil Claim issued from the Vancouver Registry, Supreme Court of British Columbia in action number S-121811 by way of this advertisement. In the proceeding the Plaintiff made the following claims: 1. a claim for debt is made against Stuart River Steel Inc. pursuant to a Credit Agreement in the sum of $96,907.94 plus interest at RBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prime Rate plus 8.20% per annum or pursuant to the Court Order Interest Act. 2. a claim for debt is made against Stuart River Steel Inc. pursuant to a Credit Agreement in the sum of $421.35 plus interest at RBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Prime Rate plus 3.00% per annum or pursuant to the Court Order Interest Act. You have 21 days to enter a Response to Civil Claim, failing which further proceedings, including judgment, may be taken against you without notice to you. You may obtain a copy of the Notice of Civil Claim and the Order for substituted service from the Vancouver Registry at 800 Smithe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 2E1. Roland Luo Solicitor for the Plaintiff Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP Barristers and Solicitors P.O. Box 30 2300 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 550 Burrard Street Vancouver, B.C. V6C 2B5 Phone: 604-891-2787

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Our INVENTORY CLEARANCE SALE continues... You can’t beat the HUGE SAVINGS!! • 132,506KMs • Automatic, 4x4 • leather heated seats, tow package • short box, tonneau cover, crew cab • fully loaded, OnStar

Reg Price: $44,400

E! SALE PRIC 00 2009 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 0 2500HD LTZ TRUCK CREW CAB $ 39,90 R0636 • 120,070 KMs • Automatic, four wheel drive, tow package, brush guard, rear sliding window • navigation system

2007 FORD F-350 LARIAT CREW CAB

$ 28,960

R0470

• 135,760KMs • Automatic • 4x4, heated leather seats • fully loaded • tow package • OnStar, sunroof

DIESEL

2009 GMC SIERRA 2500HD LTZ ALLISON DURAMAX

DIESEL

$

38,980

R0832

Reg price: $10,900

2004 CHEVROLET MALIBU LS

$

E! SALE PRIC 00

6,900

E! SALE PRIC 00 2009 CHEVROLET 69R0484 $ SILVERADO 2500HD LTZ 37,9 ALLISON DURAMAX

DIESEL

Reg Price: $44,900

2009 GMC SIERRA 2500HD SLT

$

Automatic (five speed), 4x4, hill ascent control, driver side airbags

39,000

$

E! SALE PRIC 00

45,688

R0714

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Reg price: $68,900

• 141,640 KMs • Automatic, 4x4 • fully loaded • OnStar, tow package, heated leather seats • running boards

Reg price: $44,900

E! SALE PRIC 00

2009 GMC SIERRA 3500 0 SLT TRUCK CREW CAB $ 38,80 R0848 CUMMINS

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• 100,150 KMs • Automatic • 4x4,crew cab • heated leather seats, sunroof • short box • running boards • trailer hitch

Reg price: $41,900

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2008 GMC YUKON XL

$

E! SALE PRIC 00

27,800

R0773

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price: !!! Reg 48,900 D TO FIND

2008 GMC SIERRA 5500 REG CAB FLAT DECK DUALLY

E! SALE PRIC 00

N DIESEL

79,700KM’s

HAR

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Reg price: $44,400

• 26,800 KMs • Automatic, 4x4 • fully loaded, rear sliding window • heated leather seats, trailer hitch • sunroof

2012 GMC SIERRA 3500 E! SALE PRIC 00 DENALI TRUCK $ 64,400R0883 CREW CAB DUALLY

Reg price: $17,900

• 125,000 KMs • Automatic, 4x4 • cloth interior • tow package • OnStar • crew cab

Reg price: $44,900

E! SALE PRIC 00

• 70,180KMs • Automatic, FWD • cloth interior • power locks and windows • remote start,

E! SALE PRIC 00 2009 CHEVROLET $ 12,800R0659 IMPALA LS

Reg price: $32,900

E! SALE PRIC 00

• 89,070 KMs • Automatic • front wheel drive • power windows • power seats • OnStar,

R0719

2009 DODGE RAM 3500 SLT

$

E! SALE PRIC 00

35,900

R0868

Price does not include documentation fee of $399

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