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Babine mill case transferred Work Safe BC final report secret while crown considers WALTER STRONG

WorkSafe BC has completed its investigation into the Babine Forest Products mill explosion in Burns Lake on Jan. 20, 2012 and the Lakeland Mills Ltd. explosion in Prince George on April 23, 2012. The investigation has found violations of the Workers Compensation Act and the matter has been referred to Crown Counsel for consideration. The Crown can prosecute the companies or individuals involved and may impose fines, prison terms, or both.  Crown Counsel may also refer the file back to WorkSafe BC which can impose fines of up to $594,000 upon the companies involved.

In referring the case to Crown Counsel, WorkSafe BC is not implying criminal negligence. It is reporting violations of the Workers Compensation Act and not the Criminal Code.  WorkSafe BC only took over the investigation after the RCMP had released both accident sites. Roberta Ellis, Senior VicePresident, Human Resources and Corporate Services with WorkSafe BC would not comment on the specific violations identified in the report and the full report of the investigation will not be immediately released as the investigation may still result in a prosecution. More on page 7...

Lakes Artisan Cooperative at home Long term stability will increase profile of local artists WALTER STRONG The Burns Lake Interpretive Centre Building will remain the home of the Lakes Artisan Cooperative (LAC). The Village of Burns Lake has committed to a three

year rental agreement starting Jan. 1, 2013. The local co-op currently occupies the building but their lease was set to expire at the end of this year. Some controversy was associated with the co-op’s rental of the facility. A number of letters directed to Village of Burns Lake council expressed concern that the artisan’s use of the facility was in effect a subsidization of a private business by the Village of Burns Lake because the rent did not

cover the cost of the building. This situation could have been interpreted as a conflict with the municipal statutes that govern the village’s dealings with local business. On the advice of legal council the village determined that a public tender of the facility would both determine the fair market value of the lease as well as protect the village from allegations of a subsidizing a local private business. On Nov. 2, 2012 the More on page 3...

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CHRISTMAS PARADE IN BURNS LAKE It was a cold night on Nov. 30, but that didn’t prevent a large turn-out of participants for the annual Christmas Parade and Mistletoe Mania. Santa joined ‘Newsie’ to toss some candy around to the kids that braved the cold. See more great photos on page 2. Walter Strong photo Join other 55 to 64 year olds and get paid to come to College! Gain: Industry Certifications; Employment Skills; and upgrade your computer savvy at a comfortable pace. Targeted Initiative for Older Workers starting on the Southside Jan. 14 to Apr. 19.

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Marine safety plan Last week, in this space, I talked about why we chose Kitimat as the site for Gateway’s marine terminal. This week, I’d like to discuss the various steps we’ve taken to prevent an incident on water, and the measures we’ve put in place to build a comprehensive marine safety plan for Gateway. Safety starts with a tanker acceptance program that’s as stringent as any in existence — and includes an independent review of all tankers, weeks ahead of their scheduled arrival. Tankers mooring at the terminal will be double-hulled and no more than 20 years old, and will be required — by independent third parties, before they enter Gateway’s shipping channels — to show a sound maintenance and operational history. As they approach Kitimat, all vessels will be boarded and guided by B.C. Coast Pilots with expert knowledge of our coastal waters.

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Simulations conducted in varying weather conditions have shown that the largest tankers can be safely navigated without the help of tugboats. Still, Gateway is adding a tug-escort system as an additional safety measure. The Douglas Channel is already one of the deepest and widest inland waterways on North America’s west coast, and Gateway’s tug-escort

system, according to risk assessment data, would reduce the already unlikely chance of a grounding incident by a further 80 to 90 per cent. As another Gateway marine safety initiative, we’re introducing landbased radar to B.C.’s North Coast for the first time. This radar system will be bolstered by extra navigational aides such as lights and channel markers. These enhancements aren’t just for Gateway — they are for all vessels on B.C.’s North Coast. Groups who oppose this project use fear tactics. They’d have you believe an oil tanker spill is inevitable. It isn’t. But don’t take my word for it — visit our website and read for yourself about all the work that has gone into making Gateway’s marine operation one of the safest in the world. Then, decide for yourself what’s true.

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A Burns Lake resident takes in the arts available from the Lakes Artisan Centre. The co-op was awarded a three year lease.

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Village of Burns Lake issued a call for an ‘expression of interest’ from local businesses or individuals that might be interested in leasing the building from the village. According to an Oct. 1 Village of Burns Lake council report there are $9585.88 per year in costs associated with the building. Only one group expressed formal interest in renting the building, and that was the current renters. The LAC proposed a five year renter’s agreement but village council agreed to three years. They will rent the building for $500 per month for three years including utilities, taxes, exterior maintenance and snow removal. The LAC’s stated purpose in renting the facility is to “provide a wide representa-

tion of all artistic aspects of the Lakes District” and they are actively encouraging First Nation artisans to join the co-op. “It’s always been our focus to encourage First Nations artists,” said co-op member Candice Little. “First Nations art is in high demand, and now that we have three years of stability we can develop those relationships.” The space will continue to house an art gallery showcasing local artists and artisans and it also serves as a retail store and a space for work or social exchange like author readings or small cultural gatherings. “We only showcase local art here,” said Little. “We’ve had lots of offers to sell work on commission from other communities like Smithers, but we only sell local artists.”

The building was originally built using funds from the Softwood Industry Community Economic Adjustment Initiative fund through Western Diversification of Community futures Development Corporation Nadina under the stipulation that the building be used as a “first-class tourism information and interpretive centre that is vital to creating new businesses, investment and employment in the tourism sector.” The LAC is confident that they meet the intent of the original funding not only by supporting local established and emerging artists but in directing visitors to other local shops and eateries. “We’ve had buses stop in here after visitor centre hours,” Little explained, “and we’ve opened our doors to provide coffee and information about the area.”

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Will truth die on the hill?

Last Week’s Question: Have you been missing NHL hockey this season?

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Confusion all around There’s a lot of angry words floating around regarding just what the details of the WorkSafe BC report might be that was recently forwarded to the Crown. WorkSafe BC has identified violations of the Workers Compensation Act but they refuse to make the details known. Steve Hunt, a director with the United Steel Workers union representing workers at both the Burns Lake and Prince George mills has been critical of the decision, and Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson is calling for the province to halt any plans to rebuild the Babine mill until the investigation is complete. Both Hampton and Lakeland have been critical of the decision saying that they have co-operated fully with the investigation and that it’s time for the findings of the report to be made public. Hunt says that WorkSafe BC’s decision doesn’t go far enough. He said that the RCMP should be looking at the file through a ‘criminal lens’ and he’s written to the minister responsible about it. Simpson has been against the mill rebuild for a lot of reasons, and the uncertainty surrounding the final details of the investigation just add fodder to his cannon. How Hunt knows that the report doesn’t go far enough without knowing the details of the report is perplexing. Roberta Ellis, a senior vice president with WorkSafe BC said that if any evidence of criminal negligence were found then WorkSafe BC would have immediately turned the file over to the police. Is Hunt saying that WorkSafe BC is not equipped to identify criminal negligence?

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The context of the move hasn’t been very helpful either. Ellis did not know how many cases in total it has referred to the crown. She did have the number of prosecutions and convictions since 1996, but knowing those numbers is virtually meaningless without knowing how many cases in total have been referred to the Crown . On the one hand Ellis says that it was an unusual move to forward the file to the crown, and on the other hand she said in a phone call later that most cases forwarded to the crown involve a death or serious injury. So which is it? Is it unusual to forward a case like this or should we have expected it all along? Workers have been unhappy with the decision as well, feeling that they deserve to know answers after already waiting so long. So no one is happy with the decision and WorkSafe BC’s handling of it all hasn’t helped to clarify or give much context to the decision. Another question that comes to mind is the timing of the announcement. With hampton set to make its final decision regarding the rebuild, why did WorkSafe BC choose the final days leading up to that decision to make this move known? And why were both Hampton and Lakeland entirely out of the loop, learning of WorkSafe BC’s decision from media phone calls rather than from WorkSafe BC itself? The focus should have been the findings of the report. Instead the focus is on the confusion surrounding the way the information was conveyed through the media to the public.

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Whatever happens in the provincial election five months from now, taxpayers should insist that it be the last spring vote. Now I know this isn’t sexy like the horse race of popularity polls so loved by the TV news. But integrity of public financial information is the next vital step in democratic reform, even more important than scheduled election dates. And the B.C. tradition of tabling untested election budgets, shutting down the legislature and firing up the campaign buses, has to end. The B.C. Liberals are on track to surpass the NDP on fudge-it budgets, having put millions into TV ads that insist the 2013 budget will struggle into the black. This is the hill Christy Clark has chosen to die on. Glen Clark set the modern bar with his 1996 election budget. After a run of red ink, it conjured a tidy little surplus that helped the NDP squeak out a win over the plaid-shirted Gordon Campbell. Campbell’s noisy exit had its roots in his 2009 fudge-it budget, which clung to an outdated $500-million  deficit forecast that had already melted down along with banks, auto makers and U.S. real estate. After the election, British Columbians found out we were really $2.8 billion in the red. Not one to waste a good crisis, Campbell ordered the harmonized sales tax. Now Premier Clark and Finance Minister Mike de Jong are proposing to balance the budget <I>and</I> shut down the HST money machine. Clark gave a speech in Coquitlam the day before last week’s budget update, warning it “won’t be pretty.” And it’s not. In September the current-year deficit forecast jumped above $1 billion, largely due to a glut of natural gas. The latest update pushed it near $1.5 billion. Natural gas royalties are bumping along the bottom, no big change there. But now coal prices and shipments are down, and a slow real estate market has pinched the flow of cash from Bill Vander Zalm’s legacy, the property purchase tax. I erred in a previous column, saying this year’s deficit is partly due to a staged repayment of federal HST transition money. Not so. That entire $1.6 billion was booked in last year’s budget, pushing that deficit to a record $3 billion. This means the current $1.5 billion bleeder is based strictly on current revenues, debt servicing and spending. So how is this sucking chest wound going to suddenly heal next spring? De Jong provided an early version of his answer in his September financial statement. Amazingly, it projects a recovery of more than $100 million in natural gas royalties next year. Hmmm. Liquefied natural gas exports to Asia are still years away, and the U.S., our only current energy export customer, is developing its own huge shale gas and shale oil reserves. In another forecasted miracle, sales tax revenue is expected to dip by a mere $120 million as the old provincial sales tax returns next year. In 2014 it is projected to bounce right back to where it is today, around $6.1 billion. That’s odd. When former finance minister Kevin Falcon announced the transition back to PST last May, he described annual revenue loss of about $500 million the first year, and more than $600 million the next. Granted, business investment credits and HST rebates to the poor also end, saving the government a pile of cash as this significant tax reform dies. But it still looks like another fudge-it budget, designed to help another premier avoid the political graveyard at the foot of Deficit Hill.

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Walter Strong At a Nov. 27 public meeting of the Village of Burns Lake council, it was unanimously voted to approve design plans for the proposed multi-use facility expansion that include a fitness/weight room as well as the late addition of a racquet-sport room. The addition of the racquet-sport room doesn't necessarily mean expanding the walls of the facility. The room will replace one of three multiuse rooms originally proposed. The proposal to include a racquetball or squash court in the facility expansion to begin in early spring of 2013 was tabled at previous council meetings by there wasn’t enough information available regarding extra costs. Bruce Carscadden Architect Inc. was in the meantime able to inform council that a squash court could be accommodated within budget at the expense of one of the three multipurpose rooms. After debating the merits of including a racquet-sport court in the final plans. Councillors and Village of Burns Lake recreation director Logan Wilson were in agreement that the potential interest and extra revenue from the availability of squash or racquetball courts could only help the financial bottom line of the expanded facility. Mayor Luke Strimbold was concerned that the proposed changes would deviate slightly from the feedback council received during their public consultation regarding the expansion. “Is anyone concerned about the slight deviation from the public consultation we did?” Strimbold asked. He suggested that council take more time to consider the proposed changes.

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The multi-use facility expansion slated for the Tom Forsyth Memorial Arena is already three weeks behind as village councillors have been considering improvements to the design. The delay shouldn’t hold up contractors though, and village council has finalized their requirements. Chief administrative officer Sheryl Worthing explained that council was already three weeks behind in delivering their instructions to the designers and the contractor. She explained that a decision must be reached without any more delay so that the contractor could still proceed with his March 25, 2013 start date. Wilson presented revised projected revenue and expense numbers for the multi-use facility. In developing his projections, Wilson considered rates and levels of facility usage in Kitimat, Terrace and Houston. He focused on the Houston number because of similarities in size between Houston and Burns Lake. Based on population use by age group Wilson determined that percentage of the Burns Lake population that could be expected to use the facility. His numbers

were deliberately conservative. “We’ve left out First Nations in the area as well as Electoral Areas A and E,” he said. This decision to only consider the population of the village in the preliminary budget considerations was done to be fiscally prudent. “These are very conservative numbers,” Wilson said. “This is the best estimate we can come up with for the area for now.” Despite Wilson’s conservative approach Mayor Strimbold cautioned that Houston’s population profile might not be an accurate indicator of how Burns Lake residents will use the facility. “But I think it’s been a good process,” Strimbold said. A lingering concern was to address the issue of whether or not the inclusion of a weight room could harm local private businesses. Wilson pointed out that

other towns in the region that had municipal fitness centres were still able to sustain private gyms. Councillor Illes asked Wilson if he thought that the multi-use facility was viable without the inclusion of a gym. “To me it looks like the budget will not work if we don’t have the gym, is that correct?” he asked. Wilson responded that the parts affect the viability of the whole. “You would definitely have an impact if you didn’t have a gym, but you’d also have an impact if you didn’t have a climbing wall. Having many activities is one of our selling points and as soon as you take one thing out it becomes less attractive,” Wilson said. “All of them are just as important.” The purpose of the draft budget was to give council an idea of what revenues and expenses

might look like with the new facility. They are not meant to be taken as hard numbers. “The village’s formal budgeting process will allow for further discussion and decision making,” she said. The village has public budget reviews planned for Dec. 4 and Jan. 15, 2013 before the final adoption of the budget on Jan. 29, 2013.

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Find out what Dreary feeling from government tourist do or have done in Canada first

Have an Opinion? Write to the Editor! Letters should be brief and to the point, with a maximum of 300 words. We reserve the right to withhold from print any letters which may be libelous, racist or sexist, and may edit for brevity and clarity. Letters MUST include the signature of the letter writer, a mailing address and a phone number. Only the name will be reproduced in the newspaper. Send letters to: The Editor, Lakes District News, Box 309, Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0. Fax to 250-692-3685 or email to newsroom@ ldnews.net

Editor: The three federal ministries lumped under ‘Government of Canada”’(DFO, Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada) conveyed a very desolate impression of the role of the Government of Canada at the Enbridge/Northern Gateway hearings this week in Prince George. The mostly junior bureaucrats appeared scared and hesitant while most intent to communicate the limitations of their mandate. Asked by a representative of UFAWU if DFO had conducted an analysis of the effects of a spill on the commercial fishery, the answer was unequivocal: “the Department has not conducted such analysis”. Who can comprehend that the Department concluded they were satisfied with the risk analysis conducted by Enbridge? As

for Environment Canada, their representative stated squarely“ EC did not review the proponent’s materials related to spills”. The Government of Canada is clearly showing that they have given up on their mandate while leaving it to Enbridge to look after us. In the case of an inland spill, the National Energy Board (NEB) will be in charge and the Environment Canada spill response based in Montreal will be assisting the NEB if asked to do so. Does that make you feel assured that the inevitable spills into our precious rivers will be adequately handled? I confess, this handing over of the keys of the chicken coop to the fox gives me this aboding feeling of dread.... Josette Wier Smithers, BC

Editor: Last week someone who represents First Nations vehemently opposed the exploration of oil and construction of a pipeline. He added: "...it will kill B.C.'s $7 billion tourist industry." Having worked for over 40 years in the travel industry I had to do a double take. How could I have been so wrong? From my humble perch I see tourists buy a loud shirt in Honolulu and like to feel the sand between their toes. In Egypt most people like to have their picture taken, riding a camel in front of the pyramids. In Paris it's the Eiffel Tower and croissants for breakfast every morning... Visitors to Western Canada, unless they specifically come for the Stanley Cup,

a convention or the Calgary Stampede, rent a motorhome in Calgary and drive through our glorious Rockies to Vancouver. Depending on the amount of time available the ride could include Drumheller, Buffalo-Jump-HeadSmashed-In, Prince Rupert and Port Hardy. It also works well in reverse. But even if they do things different, it always involves driving. Lots of it! That includes those visitors from South Carolina who overnight in motels, the sports fishermen who look for salmon in Campbell River or the Seattle skier who weekends in Whistler. They have to drive, ride or fly. We have now raised a generation of people who were made to

believe that using gas is a sin and will destroy the planet. Why are we surprised that our tourism, which consists of so much driving, is tanking? With all due respect, all those speaking on behalf of First Nations or Tourism BC concerns may wish to take a reality check. Find out what my tourists do or have done while here. Besides, most of us now know, thanks to Vivian Krause, how much 'charity' money has gone to First Nations and others to oppose the development of our natural resources. They no longer project the clean image their sponsors had hoped to take advantage of. Ziggy Eckardt Burnaby, BC

Good job Luke! NUTCRACKER, ABRIDGED

The Tippy Toes Ballets students delighted parents with their interpretation of the Nutcracker ballet on Dec. 2 at the Burns Lake Walter Strong photo Pentacostal Church.

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Editor: To the residents of the Village of Burns Lake. It has been one year since Luke Strimbold was elected to the position of mayor of the Village of Burns Lake

- and what a challenging year it has been for him and our community. If you see Luke, congratulate him on a job well done. Bernice Magee

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On Nov. 27 2012, Bill Miller, Mayor Luke Strimbold and Dan George present a envelope of cash to Winifred Comeau of the Burns Lake food bank. The $325 was raised on Nov. 7 at the Regional Opportunities Gathering. The Burns Lake food bank needs about $2000 per month on average to keep the hampers stocked for those in need. That’s at least $24,000 per year in food distributed to local individuals and families. Walter Strong photo

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whatsoever in regards to how the Crown will proceed,” she said. Ellis said that, in general, it was unusual to refer a case to Crown Counsel. But she later she clarified that the majority of cases turned over to the crown would involve death or serious injury to a worker. Although Ellis did not have the total number of cases that had been turned over to the Crown for consideration, she did say that since 1996, 31 prosecutions have proceeded with 24 convictions, seven acquittals or stays of charges, and fines ranging from

$1500 to $200,000. One individual was sentenced to two 45 day jail terms. In press releases made by Hampton Affiliates and Lakeland Mills Ltd., both companies expressed disappointment with the decision to refer the file to the crown. “We were surprised by this announcement and disappointed that we are not yet able to see the report of WorkSafe’s findings so that we can fully understand what happened that tragic night of the explosion,” said Steve Zika, Hampton’s chief executive officer.

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The impact that the move might have upon hampton’s planned Dec. 3 final decision regarding plans to rebuild the mill in Burns Lake is unknown. Zika did not want to speculate on how this development would affect the board of director’s decision, but he did say that this decision would not be ‘interpreted positively’ by the hampton board of directors.

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Hockey girls wanted RNER O C C E R in Burns Lake VILLAGE OF BURNS LAKE

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Friday, December 14th at 7:30pm PUBLIC SKATING PRICING:

Hokcey BL Bantams are playing three exhibition games this weekend, first game is Friday at 8:30 p.m. Come out & show your support.

Legion Crib Scores Nov. 28, 2012 First: Agnes Olson Second: Cecile Phillips Third: Barb Pederson Fourth: Sharon Payne Boobie: Joe Comeau

Decker Lake Whist Scores Nov. 28, 2012 Ladies First: Shirley Bett 141 Ladies Second: Ann Burton 140 Mens First: Boni Lambert 149 Mens Second: Emiko Fukishima 142 Low Score: Dan Payne 113 Door Prize: Jackie Graham

Preschool: Under 6...............$1.00 Youth: 6 to 18 years old .......$3.00 Adult: 19 and up ..................$4.00

Early Bird Workout (Free) 6:45 am to 7:30 am Mon., Wed. & Fri.

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Reily Eaken keeps her eyes on the puck as she stops one in net for Burns Lake on Dec. 2, while the girls team coaches are keeping their eyes on player numbers. introduced at the peewee “The girls enjoy each two teams, a young level most of the girls other’s company and girls team and an older quit playing because of always root for each girls team,” said Beach. intimidation.” other. We don’t see “That would be ideal This was the problem or hear them putting for keeping a healthy that Dezamits, the head each other down at all,” girls program.” coach, faced when her Dezamits said about But for that Burns daughters came up her experience as head Lake needs more through the age groups. coach. “We always players and maybe “My girls quit playing look forward to working another coach. WALTER STRONG with the boys once they with them. Our goal as “All it takes is one Girls hockey in got to the level where coaches is to keep the parent to step up and get Burns Lake has come contact started,” she girls involved in sports some of their daughter’s along way in the five said. “I wanted them to of all kinds and to focus friends interested,” said years since the team continue so I recruited on creating a positive Dezamits. Last Sunday the was formed by Kim several of their friends environment to learn bruins girls had a Dezamits and Monique and started the girls and to make mistakes.” team.” A model that would tough game against Beach. This isn’t to say that work well in Burns Lake Vanderhoof. “When we first “We don’t normally started with the girls the girls can’t hang in could be something like we would get beat 20 there with the boys on a what is happening in get beat like this,” Fraser Lake. Dezamits said after to nothing,” said Beach, mixed team. “We definitely have “Fraser Lake, a Sunday’s loss. "We had the Burns Lake Bruins community a few girls down with girls assistant coach. a few girls that do play smaller “Now we’re second in contact with the boys than Burns Lake, has the flu." though,” Dezamits the league.” There are four girls added. Jasmine Tom plays teams on the Omenica Hockey schedule. on a bruins mixed team, The Burns Lake team and she took a hard members are all roughly hit into the boards at a the same age and form Nov. 3 game in Burns a ‘peewee midget’ Lake that left her with a team. With the players broken collarbone. Tom will be back on close in age the coaches are concerned that as the ice soon, but if girls current team members who don’t want to be Burns Lake Community Forest Ltd is start to graduate and taking and giving hits move away there won’t are going to be able to pleased to announce a regular meeting be enough girls to keep find a place in the Burns will be held this Friday on December Lake Minor Hockey 7th. It will be held at the Burns Lake a team. “Kim and I have tried Association, the girls to spearhead a younger team will need to recruit Community Forest office located on team for two years now,” new players. Francois Lake Drive. “Our biggest concern said Beach. “We’re worried about the future is to keep the girl’s It will begin at 10:30 am. Members of of girls hockey in Burns hockey team going so the general public are welcome to attend. we need younger girls Lake.” “Parents put their to join,” said Dezamits. Items on the agenda will include a forestry little girls in hockey “We don’t want it to report, minutes from the last regular on the boys team when end with the group we meeting, an update on the paintball the girls are younger,” have now who are all 14 Beach said. “The or older. The greatest contract, as well as a number of other problem with this is challenge is recruiting items. that when hitting is younger players.” For more info on the community forest, call BL ComFor (250) 692-7724

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XploreSportZ KHEET (ages 9 to 13) program

XploreSportZ is a program designed to introduce youth to a variety of sport and physical activities available in Burns Lake. Participants will get to try sports like: Skating, Cross Country Skiing, Biathlon, Tae Kwon Do, Lacrosse, Curling, Broom Ball, and much more. All sessions are run by trained coaches in a safe and fun environment.

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Pantone colours:

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Located beside Sunshine Inn at the west end of town

✁ Burns Lake Flowers For All Occasions July 2007

Pantone 287 Blue Pantone 356 Green Pantone 139 Harvest

270 Yellowhead Highway 250-692-7131

Thank you for shopping locally!

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Burns Lake Office

Located next to the Sunshine Inn

Brenna Johnson

Stop & see our new store!

Your name _____________________________________________

Phone: 250-692-7098

Bailey Gordon

770 W. Highway 16

Business person name:____________________________________

...For Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Hours: 12:00 - 5:00pm Tuesday to Saturday

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See our Christmas flyer for great gift ideas!

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Open 7 days a week: 8:00am - 9:30pm

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OPEN Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm, Saturday 10am-4pm

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On average it costs a person $56.00 to drive to Prince George and back.

ART TRIP These students just returned from Bucerias, Mexico where they painted at the Galleria Del Sol for a week. The Galleria is owned and operated by Mr. Calum Cameron, a BC native who spends his time between Canada and Mexico. (L-R top) Tye McEntire and Tristen Puglas.

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Rotary Kids Christmas Party

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Community Choir Christmas Concert

Dec. 8, 2 p.m. at the Beacon Theatre - free to all community and area children.

Carols, Classics & Chestnuts

Disco Skating Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. call the village for more info.

Sunday, December 9th at 2:30 pm Immaculata Church Admission by Donation SASQUATCH SIGHTING IN BURNS LAKE Ben Gerow of Terrace B.C. carved this life size (we think) replica of the elusive Burns Lake Sasquatch. This carving is at the newly renovated and re-opened Rainbow Gas Bar on the west end of town. If you come across any oversized foot prints out there this Walter Strong photo winter, be sure to let us know.

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Beacon Theatre at 2:00 pm

We also have original art by over 30 local artists!

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Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Bring in your precious painting, photos and prints to have them custom framed for Christmas.

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ORIGINALS

SENIORS CURLING

The Bulkley Valley Credit Union in Burns Lake donated $5000 to the Trout Creek Hall on Nov. 9, 2012.

is having a regular meeting this Friday, Dec. 7 at 10:30 a.m. It will be held at the Burns Lake Community Forest office. The general public are welcome to attend.

TROUT CREEK HALL RENO MONEY

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the environment ministry website at www.gov.bc.ca/env/. Lake said submissions

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The B.C. government is considering following the lead of Washington state and putting a toll on pipelines to fund better leak prevention and spill response programs. Environment Minister Terry Lake announced Wednesday that the government is seeking public and industry input into a new plan to ensure a "polluter pay" system for oil and gas pipelines and other forms of hazardous material transport. "For instance in the state of Washington, a five-cent a barrel tax is applied to the owner of the oil product received into a storage tank," Lake said. "Four cents of that is put into an oil spill prevention account, and another one cent into oil spill response account." He added that this applies to the Trans Mountain pipeline that moves oil from Alberta to tanker port at Burnaby and carries on south to supply Washington state refineries. The state toll applies to all oil crossing the U.S. border. Brenda Kenny, president of the Canadian Energy Pipelines Association, said the industry supports the concept of polluter pay and is looking forward to discussing the toll proposal and other suggestions. She said B.C. already is home to 6,000 km of natural gas pipelines and another 2,500 km carrying oil and other liquids, and more safeguards are needed if that network is to grow. Lake said the initiative is not tied to the Enbridge Northern Gateway proposal across northern B.C., or Kinder Morgan Canada's plan to twin the Trans Mountain line. Resource developSENIORS CURLING ment is increasing, with Tuesday and Thursday mornings many kinds of hazard10 - 12 p.m. For more info call Fields at 692-3768. ous Scotty materials being moved by rail car and

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AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Quality time spent at home or with the family has buoyed your spirits, Aquarius. The next step on your relaxation journey is to book a vacation to a warm area of the world. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Don’t underestimate your ability to garner quite a following, Pisces. There are many people just waiting to hear what you have to say next.

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Most of you have heard by now of Black Friday, a shopping blitz that follows after the American Thanksgiving and marks the start of Christmas shopping spree season. What you might not know is that that Black Friday now has an online counterpart: Cyber Monday. Cyber Monday is essentially the same idea as Black Friday, only it’s a push by online “e-tailers” rather than the traditional brick and mortar stores. Though the online retailers also participate in Black Friday, and this year made over $1 Billion, they are projected to generate half again that amount, over $1.5 Billion, on the following Monday. Both Black Friday and Cyber Monday became popular in Canada in 2008, partially due the Canadian and US currencies achieving parity. Though we haven’t been at it quite as long as the States, approximately 80% of online retailers in Canada participate in the barrage of sales.

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SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, avoid confrontations at all costs, as this week you will not come out victorious. Keep a low profile and don’t ruffle any feathers. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, if you think about things too long, there’s a good chance you won’t act at all. Instead, consider your options quickly and then get going on your plans.

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Friday, December 14

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“Members and bona fide guests welcome”

Friday, December 21

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Friday, December 28

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

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

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.

All Floors, Carpets, Windows, Upholstery, made like new

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.

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: rcl50@live.ca Phone: 250-692-3232

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

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OUR TOWN

The Lakes District Festival Association is currently looking for volunteers. Phone Lois @ (250) 695-6699. 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: December 2012. Chair Yoga every Tue. & Fri. from 10-11am. Nurse Practitioner on site Dec. 7, 10, 11, 12, 21 & 27. Holiday anti-stress workshop Dec. 12, 1-3pm. Dec. 13 Caregiver’s support group. 1-2pm with Andrea Thom. Dec. 24 Christmas Eve centre open 8:30 - 12noon. Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve centre open 8:30 - 12noon. More information call (250) 694-3270.

~ Everyone Welcome ~ THE CHURCH OF

CROSSWORD river 25. Baked pastry-lined dish 26. Basics 27. Manson murder book 34. Actress May 35. Dry white Italian wine from Verona 36. Easily conversed 38. Java pepper vine 39. Eagle nests 40. Irish mother of gods 41. Belongs to St. Paul’s architect 42. Soak flax 43. CGS work unit 44. Tooth caregiver

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The Lakes District Office of the Canadian Cancer Society. Call us at (250) 692-7203. For Cancer Information Service and Cancerconnection, the toll free number is 1-888-939-3333. New volunteers are always welcome. To list your nonprofit coming events, please drop off your listings at the Lakes District News office by Friday 3:00 pm. (We regret we cannot take items over the phone). Listings as space permits. There is no guarantee any particular item will run on a specific date. Will you be celebrating your 90th or 100th birthday this year? If so please contact Lakes District News - we would love to do a story on you and take your picture.

Sunday 10:00AM

President Lambert 694-3748

Hwy 35 & Francois Lake 250-6956316 Everyone Welcome

OLD LANDMARKS

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.

250-695-6586

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Pastor John Neufeld 250-692-7949

Burns Lake

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 724 Babine Lake Road

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


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Please call Annemarie 1.800.661.6335 email: fish@blackpress.ca 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 thernyouthonline.ca (4:00 to 11:00 pm daily) or www.youthinbc.ca.

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FOOD BANK hours starting Sept. 2012: Distribution days will be the first and third Tuesday of each month. Clients should come at 11am. One box per month for each household. The Lakes District Food Bank continues to operate due to the outstanding generosity of the community. If you would like to make a donation and receive a tax deductible receipt, please mail your donation to: Lakes District Food Bank, Box 777, Burns Lake, BC. V0J 1E0. LOCAL HOSPICE Services are available by contacting the Hospice Coordinator at (250) 692-2448. The Hospice office, located in the Lakes District Hospital, is open every Thurs. from 10am - 4pm. A lending library of videos, books and information on bereavement is available. Please make donations to the local hospice and palliative care program payable to the Burns Lake Hospice Program, Box 7500, Burns Lake, BC V0J 1EO NECHAKO RIVER FLOW FACTS 28 November 2012

Reservoir Elevation: 851.98 m (2795.22ft) SLS Discharge: 39.71 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 www.arthritis.ca/bc 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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PLUMBER / GASFITTER – BURNS LAKE School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) has an oSeninJ Ior a 3lXPEer  *as¿tter in the %Xrns Lake area. This position is 8 hour per day, 5 days per week. Traveling to various locations in the school district will be required. The district is seeking a highly motivated, progressive individual. The ideal candidate should demonstrate or meet the following criteria. ● completion of *rade 1 (Dogwood &erti¿cate) ● valid %& Trades &erti¿cation as a 3lumber ● valid %& Trades &erti¿cation as a *as¿tter (&lass %) ● %& Driver¶s License  &lass 5 )ull 3rivileged with an exemplary driving record as demonstrated by a current driver¶s abstract ● Signi¿cant experience working with +9$& systems and DD&¶s ● experience gained through both Trades 4uali¿cation apprenticeship programs inclusive of 1 year industry related experience ● :+0,S &erti¿cate and familiarity with :ork Safe %& (:&%) safety procedures $dditional information regarding this position can be found on our website at www.sd91.bc.ca. Resumés must be accompanied by a completed application form which is available on our website at http://www.sd91.bc.ca or from the School District $dministration 2f¿ce in 9anderhoof or from any district school. $pplications will be accepted until : p.m., Monday, December 17, 2012. Please forward your application to: Human Resources School District No. 91 (Nechako Lakes) P.O. Box 129 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 Phone: (250) 567-2284 Fax: (250) 567-4639 Email: cupejobs@mail.sd91.bc.ca

If you have a proven track record in management and are energetic, hard-working, and enjoy a fast-paced work environment, a career with A&W may be for you. We offer an excellent compensation and incentive package. Please send resume by email to

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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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Help Wanted An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. 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: 780725-4430

Trades, Technical HEAVY DUTY Mechanic (Fraser Valley). We are a well established medium size contractor serving the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley area since 1969. We are recruiting a Heavy Duty Mechanic stationed at our Abbotsford shop. You will be responsible to service, maintain and repair our fleet of mobile paving and grading equipment in addition to undertaking basic welding and fabricating duties to upkeep equipment. Must have a good understanding of hydraulic and electrical systems and have a keen eye for preventative maintenance practice. You must have a valid class 5 BC driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license and a safe driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract in order to drive our service truck to respond to field service requests. A min 3yr experience is needed along with Interprovincial Heavy Duty Mechanic Certificate and you must possess an ability to work in a team environment and at times with limited supervision. This is a unionized position paying very competitive wages and an extensive benefits package for the right candidate. Respond by email to: nickjs@telus.net

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Pets & Livestock

Feed & Hay Alfalfa/Timothy hay for sale $70/Ton, 1400 lb round bales, 14% protein. Year old hay also available. 250-546-3812, 5679121. Located in Vanderhoof.

Heavy Duty Machinery A- STEEL SHIPPING STORAGE CONTAINERS / Bridges / Equipment Wheel loaders JD 644E & 544A / 63â&#x20AC;&#x2122; & 90â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stiff boom 5th wheel crane trucks/Excavators EX200-5 & 892D-LC / Small forklifts / F350 C/C â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cabsâ&#x20AC;?20â&#x20AC;&#x2122;40â&#x20AC;&#x2122;45â&#x20AC;&#x2122;53â&#x20AC;&#x2122; New/ Used/ Damaged /Containers Semi Trailers for Hiway & StorageCall 24 Hrs 1-866-528-7108 Delivery BC and AB www.rtccontainer.com

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Mackenzie, B.C.

â&#x20AC;˘ Wage negotiable â&#x20AC;˘ Must be mechanically inclined with some experience.

Fax resume to 250-997-3147

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LAKES DISTRICT & AREA

Millwright â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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. To apply please submit your resume and cover letter, along with proof of tradeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s qualification. For more information on this position see: www.pinnaclepellet.com Send your resume to: E-mail: hr@pinnaclepellet.com No Phone Inquiries Accepted.

250.877.6777

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Phone: (250) 692-4353

Cell: (250) 692-6569 â&#x20AC;˘ email: bsfree@bsfree.ca

Starting a Business?

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Heart of the Lakes District

Burns Lake & District     

Chamber of Commerce      

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Greg Kingcott

Distributor for the Lakes District area

â&#x20AC;˘ Design Consultation â&#x20AC;˘ Reno & Installation Available

Phone: 250-692-7789 Visit our website for door style options and colours:

www.vanwaycabinets.com

Home Based Business

Christmas Fair

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Saturday, December 15th 9am - 3pm in the Heritage Room

Pumps Water Treatment Plumbing Repairs

250-692-6019

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


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New menu items coming soon!

Book now for your Christmas Luncheon or Dinner Party!

We have a relaxed atmosphere with great service!

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

Located on Francois Lake Drive, Burns Lake

Misc. for Sale

Rentals

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

Apt/Condo for Rent

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

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

Puzzle Answers

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

BROCHURES BROCHU RES CA CATAL TALOGU O OGU ES CON CONTES TESTS TS S PR RODU ODUCT CTS CT TS T S ST TOR OR RE ES S FLYERS FLY ERS S DE DEALS ALS S COUPO COU UPO PO ONS S BRO BR ROC CHU HU URE URES ES S CA CATAL AL LOGU OGUES ES ES

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.

Holiday Gift Guide

RIB NITE

Free WIFI

Delivery Available from our Cold Beer, Wine & Liquor Store ~ Convenient parking ~ Wide selection of wine Hard liquor at liquor store prices Open until 11:00 pm everyday

LAKES DISTRICT & AREA

BUSINESS DIRECTORY

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

www.superiorpropane.com Stay tuned for gift Ideas for the whole family and take the guess work out of shopping! For Him, For Her, For Kids, and Stocking Stuffers.

TOLL FREE

1-877-873-7467

Transportation

Motorcycles

Need a 4x4 pickup?

SAVE TIME. SAVE MONEY.

DIRT Bikes, ATV’s, UTV’s & Golf Buggies. Cartsplus Kamloops. 888-371-3946 www.cartsplusbc.com kamloopscartsplus@shawbiz.ca

Let me help you with your next purchase

Trucks & Vans

To view call Traci (250) 692-3908

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

Other Areas 20 ACRES FREE! Buy 40-Get 60 acres. $0-Down, $168/mo. Money Back Guarantee. NO CREDIT CHECKS. Beautiful Views. Roads/Surveyed. Neaer El Paso, Texas. Call 1800-843-7537. www.sunsetranches.com

Motorcycles

MUST SELL

Asking $250,000

Phone: 250-845-8785

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

Highway 16, Houston 1-800-665-3151 • www.sullivangm.com

PUBLIC NOTICE

Motorcycles

Intention to Repeal Procedure Bylaw

Pursuant to sections 94 and 124 of the Community Charter, notice is hereby given of the municipality’s intention to repeal the Village of Burns Lake Council Procedure Bylaw #889, 2005.

2011 Harley Davidson ST Fat Boy Asking only ...

$18,000

obo

100% Financing available O.A.C.

Trucks & Vans

Trucks & Vans excellent condition!

Council intends to replace this document with the Village of Burns Lake Council Procedure Bylaw #936, 2012. This change is required to update procedures regulating the meetings of Council (and the conduct thereof) to put into effect Council’s direction. The Village of Burns Lake Procedure Bylaw #936, 2012 includes updates to procedural matters relating to: • • • • • • • • • •

Meeting Notices and schedules Committee of the Whole Meetings Electronic participation in meetings Disclosure of Conflict Agenda Items and Order Public Comment , Question, and Delegation guidelines Rules of Order Proceedings Bylaw Proceedings Resolution procedures Committee and Commissions regulations

Copies of the proposed bylaw are available for viewing at the Village Office during regular business hours (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Anyone wishing more information on this or any other matter can contact the municipality at 250-692-7587.

2005 GMC Sierra 4x4 Short box Asking only ...

$8,499

Sullivan Motor Products Ltd.

your source for FREE coupons

250-847-7928 Cell 250-877-2434

MUST SELL

HOUSE AND 5 ACRES

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

Loren Neilson

WANTED

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

Keith Wilson

Attention Hunters We cut & wrap wild game at

Mountaineer Meats (Formerly Van Tines) at Ootsa Lake

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

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

The Comfort Zone Flying Dutchman Service

High Efficiency Furnaces

For more information on lung cancer, keep smoking

obo

100% Financing available O.A.C.

250-847-7928 Cell 250-877-2434

101-1st Avenue, Burns Lake

250-692-3337


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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...

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

safety.northerngateway.ca.

It’s more than a pipeline.

It’s a path to delivering energy safely.

©2012 Northern Gateway Pipelines Inc.

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