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Susan Gail Leuenberger of Houston will pay a maximum of $638,991.10 to Kyah Industries Ltd. (KIL) after Judge Calvin Struyk decided on the amount during a pre-sentencing-postconviction hearing in Smithers last Thursday. Last Thursday was set to be a final sentencing hearing for Leuenberger, found guilty of fraud of more than $5,000 in September for her KIL bookkeeping work from 1999 to 2004. However, her lawyer, Ian Lawson, obtained an adjournment to determine the amount Leuenberger would have to repay KIL. Judge Struyk will determine the actual amount and potential jail sentence at Leuenberger’s next court appearance scheduled for March 7, 2013. During last Thursday’s hearing

Lawson attempted to ensure his client would have to pay the least amount possible. “The Court, when deciding amount of theft, should never guess,” Lawson said to Judge Struyk. “The Crown failed to prove my client overcharged for work done.” Lawson claimed the remuneration Leuenberger was due for management and bookkeeping work done over a sevenyear period actually exceeded the amount being sought by KIL. “A bookkeeper doesn’t normally run a company,” Lawson said. Judge Struyk, after learning the argument asked Lawson for clarification. “So, what you’re asking me to do is give [Leuenberger] credit?” Struyk asked. “No, but you can’t ignore that she did work,” Lawson replied. With Lawson’s petition complete Crown Counsel Stephen Cooke took his turn. See FRAUD on p. A12

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Newly appointed RCMP staff sergeant, Kirsten Marshall, explained how she plans to make the Smithers’ Community Policing Office (CPO) more efficient at a meeting last week. As Staff Sgt. of the Smithers RCMP detachment Marshall is responsible for the coordinating the CPO. After going over the local volunteer list of all the various programs provided by the CPO with

Matt Davey, prevention and community safety officer, Marshall was surprised to see how many volunteers supported the CPO. “There were a lot of people I didn’t even know were volunteers,” Staff Sgt. Marshall said. “I see a core group of volunteers most of the time, but there are a lot of faces I am not familiar with.” That sentiment is echoed by Davey. nd “I’m the volunteer coordinator and sometimes I can’t even put a face to a name,” Davey said atBring the meeting. in a non-parishable fo See CPO on p. A9

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Council supports youth council

By Dan Mesec Smithers / Interior News

Smithers council passed a motion last week to support the establishment of a youth council in the Bulkley Valley, after discussing the draft terms of reference for their constitution. Although they haven’t made any financial contribution to the youth council, Mayor Taylor Bachrach felt council made a good decision and noted there was much support for a more engaged youth community. “I think everyone thinks it’s a great idea,” Mayor Bachrach said. “There were a couple of issues around appointing a council liaison and around the potential budget contribution, but overall there’s been really strong support for this.” Artica Cunningham and Seth Jex approached council two weeks ago asking for support and if possible funding for a youth council after

they made reference to the concern they had with today’s youth feeling disenfranchised from the decisions council makes. “We have a real challenge on how to create opportunities for youth to engage in the decision making process,” Bachrach said. “Every time we have an election it’s fewer and fewer youth that are making the decision to vote and participate in the democratic process and so I’m really thankful we have highly motivated youth like Seth and Artica who are putting together these opportunities,” he said. Council also heard a delegation to see the name of the Smithers Regional Airport changed to the Smithers Regional/ Jack Hodge Airport. Although council won’t make any decision on the matter until they discuss it next week, the proposal was received rather well. Council received a

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letter from the mayor of Terrace regarding the accessibility of the rail station in their community and asked Smithers council to sign and support the letter to the Canadian Transport Agency to make rail station across the north more accessible. “The rail passenger service is a critical and unique aspect of our northern region and looking

at ways more people can make use of that in an easy way is something I think is a great idea,” Bachrach said. Council also paid tribute to a long-time resident and retiring Executive Director of the Bulkley Valley Community Foundation, Ron Young for his contributions to the community over the years. Colin Bruintjes

from the BVCF presented Young with a picture of the valley as a memento of his achievements working with the foundation. The BVCF was founded in 1991 at the request of the Economic Development Committee to help organizations apply for grants to help develop social and economic opportunities for the Bulkley Valley.

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NDP Agriculture critic, Lana Popham visited the Bulkley Valley two weeks ago to get a better handle on what is arguably a failing industry in the central interior. Popham toured the local farmers market as well as attend the NDP riding’s annual general meeting, where MLA Doug Donaldson was renominated. Browsing the winter farmers market, Popham was shocked to see the amount of produce available this late in the season. “I was really impressed with the amount of food available there,” Popham said. “In some cases with markets they turn into more of a craft market at this time of year and there’s a lot of food to

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be had.” Later, Popham held a public discussion session at the Old Church to talk about some of the concerns people have regarding agriculture in the Bulkley Valley. “I get emails from this area about con-

cerns for agriculture, so I’m aware of a lot the farms up here,” she said. “One of the calls from this area is for extension services or field services to be brought back because we have, in some ways, a changing of the

guards in agriculture.” Popham said. Popham was referring to the establishment, a decade ago, of a provincially funded information service to help new farmers setting up their business. as one of the main reasons why

so few young people are establishing new farms in B.C. “Older farmers know how valuable that service is and they want it in place for the younger farmers,” Popham explained. See POPHAM on Page A4

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B.C. agriculture neglected: NDP’s Popham

POPHAM from p. A3 “When you neglect agriculture in the way I think it’s been neglected, you start to see the infrastructure around agriculture go away.” Popham compared it to the storage-onion industry on Vancouver Island and how after years of consumers buying cheaper onions from Washington State, onion drying sheds have all but vanished. Closer to home industries, Popham said, like cattle and meat production aren’t immune to the same fate.

“Another example is around the meat regulations, you see facilities shut down and the knowledge of how to grow livestock lost.” Matt Taylor a local cattle farmer has seen the industry dwindle and appreciates what Popham is proposing but fears it might not be enough. “The only positive I see is that it looks like there’s someone who cares now,” Taylor said. “Our big challenge is we have no young producers any more and I don’t know how we’re go-

“Our biggest challenge is we have no young producers anymore and I don’t know how we’re going to overcome that...” — Matt Taylor

ing to overcome that and I don’t know if any government is going to overcome that.” Recently B.C.’s Minister for Agriculture, Norm Letnick said the desire for close-to-home meat processing is growing in B.C. and wanted to change

meat regulations to make it easier for that to happen. Letnick mentioned the possibility of issuing more D and E licenses, which allows for regulated processing on local farms. However, that will do little for milliondollar A-licensed

facilities like the Northwest Premium Meat Coop, struggling to keep it’s doors open, in part due to farm-gate sales and lack of regulation enforcement, initiated when tougher regulations came into effect in 2007. “When you have

smaller more sustainable agriculture, like we have the potential to in B.C. and have it set up in different communities, the multiplier effect into those communities is huge,” Popham said. “It provides jobs, it’s not something that’s a fad because we all have to eat.” Popham continued to said however, if food systems are more centralized it creates lesser quality foods and misses out on huge opportunity for the economy. During Popham’s discussion with a room full of sup-

porters and farmers she laid out the NDP’s long-term vision of how agriculture should be handled in B.C. Citing a three prong approach, Grow B.C., Feed B.C. and Buy B.C., Popham said the NDP want to see a sustainable approach to agriculture that focuses on helping small and medium sized farms grow and prosper. By supporting agriculture, rather than undermine it, Popham said it’s possible to build a resilient food-based economy in B.C.

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Mill fire probe sent to prosecutors By Tom Fletcher Victoria/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 Oregonbased 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 Sinclair 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 processed 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.

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ome weeks are better than others, but there’s always something happening in Smithers, at least enough to fill the pages of the Interior News. This past year some fairly big stories occupied the front page of the Interior News. The year was barely underway when the Town of Smithers Council approved a motion to oppose development of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline and later residents of Smithers said as much to the National Energy Board’s joint review panel during their stay in Smithers. A few months later, citing safety concerns, the JRP snubbed Hazelton and moved their scheduled hearings to Smithers. Speaking of Hazelton, what about the Hazelton peewee hockey team that surprised everyone but themselves when they earned a provincial championship. The Gitxsan Unity Movement continued their blockade of the Gitxsan Treaty Society offices in Old Hazelton, well into the summer and Hazelton’s Carol Huynh scored a bronze medal at the London Summer Olympics. Telkwa hit the world stage a few months ago with a nod from the United Nations for their official community plan. Late October saw Smithers and much of the Bulkley Valley get a good shaking following a 7.7 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Haida Gwaii. After considerable discussion the Interior News staff whittled all of the front page stories down to five. It wasn’t easy. Now it’s your turn. Today we launch a poll where you can vote for the story you thought was the most important to our region. To vote, please visit us at www.interiornews.com. Percy N. Hébert/Interior News

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he second quarter 2012/13 financial update by the B.C. Liberals released last week reveals a 50 per cent increase in the deficit figure estimated for this year. The projection is for a $1.47 billion deficit, up from the $986 million figure Premier Clark’s government revealed last February. And there can’t even be much trust put in the B.C. Liberal’s accuracy with those staggering numbers. Last time they did a budget projection before an election

year was 2009 and the deficit turned out to be more than three times as much once a post-election audit took place. What we can look at with some certainty are spending decisions made by B.C. Liberals that fly in the face of what they say about belt tightening. The most glaring example is in the government advertising budget. Most would agree that a provincial government needs to allot a certain amount of revenue to get the word out to citizens. But what has happened with Premier Clark at the

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helm is a spending spree by the B.C. Liberals that bears no resemblance to the austerity message she and her cabinet are preaching. In two years under Clark’s direction the government advertising budget will hit $64 million.

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Almost a quarter of that is being spent on promoting how great the BC Jobs Plan is for you. $15 million on advertising that is cheerleading for the B.C. Liberals in a preelection period rather than serving any practical purpose. Think of what that amount could do for important services in the north. Northwest Community College’s School of Exploration and Mining for instance can’t even get a continuing funding commitment from the B.C. Liberals advanced education minister to ensure

more local people have the skills training for jobs in the mining sector. Or $15 million spent in forestry could fund a third more seedlings planted meaning lots of work for local silviculture contractors and a better future for the forest industry. The BC Liberals and Premier Clark aren’t believable when they talk about belt tightening and are making poor decisions when it comes to fiscal management for the province. Doug Donaldson, New Democratic Party, is the MLA for Stikine.

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HAVE YOU STARTED YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING YET?

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Illegal dumping unsafe Editor: Unfortunately, illegal dumping of animal carcasses and garbage is a common occurrence in my neighbourhood. This fall alone several carcasses have been dumped in the Glacier Gulch/Twin Falls area. Most recently, the body of a headless adult deer was dumped near the road leading up to Twin Falls. This activity creates the risk of wildlife encounters between hungry scavengers such as wolves, bears, cougars and coyotes and unsuspecting people, including children and elderly persons, and pets who frequently walk in the area. Also, I have seen

pets and wildlife injured from stepping onto sharp items, glass, nails and such left as garbage. For those of you who have animal carcasses and garbage to dispose of, these items are accepted at the waste transfer station. Please be considerate, do not dump them in my, or anyone else’s, neighbourhood. Kathy Wilkie Smithers

Government oversight lacking Editor : Dreary feeling from the Government of Canada responses at the Enbridge Hearing. In Prince George last week, the three

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federal ministries lumped under Government of Canada (Department of Fisheries and Oceans, 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. 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 of Fisheries and Oceans concluded they were

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satisfied with the risk analysis conducted by Enbridge? As for Environment Canada, their representative stated, “EC didn’t review the proponent’s materials related to spills.” The Government of Canada is clearly showing 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 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

SAGA gives thanks Editor: Smithers Action Group Association (SAGA) would like to say thank you to the many individuals and groups in

our community who donated money, goods, time and energy to Homelessness Action Week 2012 activities in Smithers. Generous donations from Safe Harbour Smithers, BV Credit Union, Northern Health, Evangelical Free Church and the Consumer and Family Initiative Fund (BC Schizophrenia Society) enabled the provision of “Smithers Cares” toques for distribution and sale in the community. A free breakfast at Dze L K’ant Hall was made possible by the generous donations of food by BV Wholesale and the Smithers Lions Club, served with generous smiles from Lions Club members. See SAGA on p. A8

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Media raise public awareness SAGA from A7 A variety of businesses and agencies provided services and information displays at Dze L K’ant Hall, and entertainment and speakers from the community (including Mayor Bachrach) supported an evening public forum to discuss the issues of homelessness and housing in our community. Media coverage from CFTK, CICK and the Interior News helped raise public awareness about the

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serious and increasing level of homelessness in Smithers. Thank you again to the above as well as others who helped with Homelessness Action Week activities in Smithers. SAGA strives to join with like-minded individuals and groups who are working to reduce and eventually eliminate homelessness in our community. Joan LeClair, Chair Pauline Taekema Shelter Manager/ SAGA Member

Doing what needs doing Editor: (re: where is the Gitxsan Update?) I want to thank the many inquiries of the above article, my superiors decided to temporarily suspend the article until further notice. As author of the article, I’m still here doing other things that need doing. We are truly grateful to Interior News for featuring us on a weekly basis

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Citizens on Patrol (C.O.P.), Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), Speedwatch, Crimestoppers and several youth mentoring programs in cooperation with the RCMP, the latter established to bridge the gap between youth and the RCMP. Marshall said she would like to see some of the existing programs at the CPO combined to enable better coverage and to streamline services to the community. The only closed program to date is Crimestoppers, where they have a specific group of citizens involved, all other programs have presently flexible membership. “I’m open to suggestions and input for ideas to make our community safer through volunteer support,” Marshall said.

One possible solution is not to restrict volunteers to one specific program, according to Davey. “When what we have is a bunch of concerned citizens who may be open to covering other areas,” Davey said. Unlike other communities, property crime and vehicle theft are relatively low in Smithers, which means RCMP and volunteer efforts can be focused elsewhere, Marshall explained. Furthermore, Marshall said, the Highway of Tears is a focal point for the RCMP and has asked the CPO to maintain vigilance whenever they see hitchhikers on Highway 16. “People go missing while hitchhiking because nobody is keeping track of them,” Marshall said. “Recording that you saw someone hitchhiking, going to

speak to them and writing down what they looked like and the time would greatly increase the RCMP’s ability to track vulnerable people.” A program that the CPO wants to develop in Smithers is Blockwatch, a get-to-know-yourneighbour program that encourages cooperation and awareness in a neighbourhood. The problem with most Blockwatch programs, which are all outside town limits, is they are set up after crimes have occurred. Both Marshall and Davey want the Smithers community to become less reactive than it has been in the past. For more information on how you can become a volunteer in contact the Smithers Community Policing Office at 250-8476179.

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adherence to only paying herself what she thought was owed. Outside of the courtroom, KIL employees voiced their approval of the Judge’s decision. “I think he went the right way,” Alphonse Gagnon, KIL safety officer, said. “I’d like to see both jail time and money.”

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Preparations underway for Christmas Bird Count By Percy N. Hébert Smithers/Interior News

As the song goes, the weather outside might be frightful, but nonetheless many of our feathered friends are hanging around trying to eke out an existence. Good weather or not, local bird enthusiasts are set to mark the 113th annual Christmas Bird Count, slated for Dec. 27, 2012. Leading the flock in Smithers is Rosamund Pojar who took the lead in 1979. Every year more than 11,500 Canadians take time out around Christmas time to count the birds in their area. The yearly winter bird count was the brainchild of American ornithologist Frank M. Chapman. That first count, led by Chapman, was conducted by 27 volunteers in 25 areas including Scotch Lake, York County, New Brunswick and Toronto, Ont., according to the Audubon Society. The Christmas Bird Count provides Bird Studies Canada and other agencies with valuable information regarding the health of bird populations across North and Central America as well as the Caribbean. For Pojar, the Christmas Bird Count also provides an opportunity to get out and view birds, an interest that came to her quite by accident as she and

her husband put in the crawl space for an addition to their house. “When we finished digging the hole, it began to rain and it filled with water,” Pojar began. “Next thing you know birds were coming in from everywhere. “I saw all of these birds close up and I was hooked. “It’s sort of like an addiction, once you can recognize a few of them, then you get all excited about it.” In the more than 30 years Pojar has taken part in the Smithers Christmas Bird count, participants have observed upwards of 2,000 individual birds each year, representing about 40 species, the most unusual being a greatblue heron found in some open water along the shore of Lake Kathlyn. “You wouldn’t expect a great blue heron if everything was frozen over,” Pojar said. Taking part in the bird count is as easy as contacting Pojar to register. Pojar will then assign participants a transect or area to cover within a 24-km radius of the Central Park Building. Experienced and novice bird enthusiasts of any age are welcome to participate, Pojar said. Anyone interested in taking part in the Smithers portion of the Christmas Bird Count can contact Pojar at 250-847-9429, or e-mail: rpojar@ gmail.com.

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December. All well and good but I’m  feeling just a little like an old Grinch. I should be over my feelings about the black Friday commercialism that went on a couple weeks ago. Not so. Throw in a few midnight madness event and my blood just boils. Well, close to it. It’ll be a frosty Friday before I line up for a few hours or maybe even days to get some sort of bargain. Would I really take my life in hands to buy a new TV or some other doodad that’s now a must to have? For my mind it looks like the running of the bulls.  My question to

SPICE OF LIFE Brenda Mallory you is, how do people pay for all that stuff ? Some said they would use their tax returns for the payoff. To my surprise if a  customer really wanted some item they could wait for cyber Monday and buy some big bargain then. Why, I ask you? Did we somehow forget the idea of Christmas? The three wise men

came to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus with a gift each.  OK I know you don’t expect someone to ride in on a  camel to bring your presents. There has to be a limit on this spending frenzy. Seems almost indecent to me. Just about now you are thinking she is going to tell us about a Christmas long ago. Right you are ! In my family Christmas  didn’t start a month or two before the big event. The tree was decorated about week in advance. Some candles here and there and a string or two of coloured lights  outside. That was it. Of course we all got presents. Always something to wear,  a few toys, a Christmas orange and a candy cane or two.

Can’t forget homemade Christmas cake and other dainties. A Christmas dinner served in all its glory. Just the four of us. That’s it. Boxing day was the time to visit around the town. When that was over life went back to normal. The flavours of Christmas didn’t leave us in a hurry but we didn’t have to go on and on about it. I do hope you will excuse me. I am sure as the day comes closer I will feel all perked up and in a festive mood. Then again, maybe not. For me Christmas will be very low key. Thanks for listening to my rant. You can do the same by calling 250-846-5095 or just e-mail a note to mallory@bulkley.net.

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After nearly 40 years of coaching experience under his belt, the Bulkley Valley Otter’s new head coach, Tom Best, is gearing up for a new set of challenges in Smithers. “I learned how to swim at university, I was never a great swimmer,” Best said. “I got my foot in the door with competitive swimming because I was the editor for the student paper and the swimming results were what I interested in.” Over the years Best made some pretty sizeable waves in Canada’s swimming community. After coaching a bit for his university team in New Brunswick, Best headed to Ontario where he moved his way up from small amature clubs to larger, more established clubs and started to make a name for himself. “I made my way to some larger clubs in Ontario and that’s where I really got my feet wet,” he said. “I had my own group of kids and produced some athletes that were setting Ontario records, one of

which still stands from 25 years ago.” His time in Ontario would lead to several team and provincial championships as well as being named coach of the year, helping many of his athletes reach provincial and national team status. After a coaching stint in Oshawa, Best revisited another sport he was experienced in, Judo. After achieving his black belt, Best decided to hop over to Japan for a few years to teach English and practice Judo, leaving swimming behind for the moment. Seven years later Best returned to New Brunswick and slowly made his way back into the coaching circuit. Eventually Best ended up in western Canada coaching most recently in Grande Prairie, and now hopes to take the Otters to the next level. “I arrived here and after three days of work we went to a meet in Prince Rupert and the kids were trying the things I was suggesting to them and they swam well, two weeks later we were in Prince George and the kids said it was the best meet they ever

had.” Best brings a different approach to coaching, asking his athletes to focus on their tasks and understand their every move. Now the Otters are working harder than ever and they don’t even know they’re doing it. “It’s been going great, the coach just arrived and we’re working on a lot more technique than before and it’s just improving our strokes that much better,” veteran Otter, Nathan Hartnett said. “Usually we would swim straight for five kilometres, now he gets us out, talking to us, telling us what we did wrong and how to fix it and there’s been a real improvement.” So far Best said stroke development has been high on the list and after a couple of regional meets he’s already seeing an improvement. “Their turns have improved a lot, especially at the last meet it was pretty amazing to see how much they’ve improved,” Best said. “It’s probably one of the best if not the best group of kids to works with.” In the past few years

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Bulkley Valley Otters’ head coach, Tom Best has a quick word with one of his swimmers at early morning practice Saturday Dec. 1 at the Bulkley Valley Regional Pool. Dan Mesec photo

the Otters have had a lot of trouble nailing down a permanent head coach and finally, assistant coach Ali Howard said, the team has for the first time in a while a sense of permanency that will be a huge help in the coming

season. “Tom brings a real freshness and enthusiasm, he’s a real student of the sport and he just loves to see the kids participate and do the best they can,” Howard said. “It’s great to see

improvement that is notable, it was significant enough that in the short time that he’s been here, people have improved dramatically.” After years of walking up and down the deck Best’s philosophy for swimming is simple,

be the best you can possibly be. “Looking inside and trying to pull out the best they can possibly pull out, it’s like I say ‘drain the tank’. Whatever you do, do it the best you can no matter what.”

Community Calendar To list your nonprofit coming events please drop off your listings at The Interior News, 3764 Broadway Ave., fax us at 250-847-2995, or email laura@interior-news.com. Deadline for submissions is Fridays at noon. Maximum 25 words. Limited space is available. We regret we cannot accept items over the phone.

Vivaldi’s Concerto Magnificat Gloria a community production. Dec. 6, 7, 8, 7:30 p.m. at the Canadian Reformed Church. Tickets at SpeeDee Interior Stationery. Lymphatic Drainage, Brown Bag Lunch topic on Thursday, Dec. 6, noon at the Healthy Living Centre. Catherine Ryan, RMT will explain what lymphatic drainage is and why it is beneficial to our health. 250-877-4424 for more info. Keith Billington Talk and Slide Show at the Smithers Public Library. Adventure-packed slide show & talk about his new book: Tse-loh-ne (The People at the End of the Rocks) Thursday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. 250-847-3043. Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre’s Annual Community Christmas dinner on Dec. 6, 5 p.m., 3955 3rd Ave. Volunteers needed to be at hall at 4 p.m. A Celebration of Language Revitalization! Friday, Dec. 7 at the Gitwangak Education Society. (GES) has been working diligently to revitalize the Gitksen Language. For more information Elizabeth Williams – Language coordinator & conference coordinator at 250-849-8421. Salvation Army Wreath Making, 1065 Main St., Smithers. Hosted by the Smithers Canadian Reformed Church. Monday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m. Make a wreath of fresh evergreen

to take home. Bring your own decor, or use our supply. Space is limited. Call Joyce at 846-9006. Celebrate International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10. Watch Amnesty International films, sign letters. Della Herman Theatre, 7-9 p.m. For info. call Beth 250 847-1448 Remax Christmas Hamper FREE Swim, Friday, Dec. 14, 6-8:30 p.m. Bring a non-perishable food item or unwrapped toy for the Christmas hamper. BV Regional Pool and Recreation Centre. A Time of Rebirth, Dec. 15, 7-11 p.m. at Grendel Place. A fundraiser event featuring Mark Perry, Edi Young and Eric Anderson. Poetry by David Cody. Tickets $15 at Mountain Eagle Books or at the door. Smithers Film Society presents Trishna Sunday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m. at the Roi Theatre. Interpreting Thomas Hardy’s novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles. The tension between ancient privilege and modern equality. Standard Admission. BV Toastmasters will meet Monday, Dec. 17, for the final Table Topics session of the year. Rm 401, SSS. All welcome. Check BV Toastmasters Facebook page or call Mark Edwards 250-847-3828.


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“Anybody can catch HIV.”

Jean Luc Bélanger, 10, a student at Muheim Memorial elementary school, stopped in to the Community Cancer Care office last week to donate money he had received as a birthday gift. “I wanted to help people suffering with cancer,” Belanger said. Jo Anderson, left and Sharon Kerr of the Community Cancer Care Team were pleased to accept Jean Luc’s generous donation. Percy N. Hébert photo

– Tony

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Be a Money-mentor

You want the best for your kids. That’s why you send them off to school and mentor them at home. Education is vital to success in life, but an important skill-set your kids likely won’t get at school is a dollars and sense education. Age-appropriate money-management skills that are best learned from you. 6 – 12 years Make saving fun! Give them a special bank to fill with coins from you and others. Mark their graduation to a real bank account and give them an allowance tied to completing certain tasks. A fixed amount is best because it teaches that serious choices need to be made when it comes to spending or saving. Get them to buy into pay-yourself-first strategy by saving at least ten percent of their allowance and explain how interest makes their money grow. Other good money education tools are board games and interactive websites such as the Bank of Canada’s (www.bankofcanada.ca) and the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education’s (www.moneyandyouth.cfee.org). Use shopping trips to discus debit and credit with particular emphasis on the fact that most credit cards carry much higher interest rates than other forms of borrowing, such as a personal loan. 12 – 16 years Give your kids a hand developing their own simple budget that includes keeping their tax receipts and statements so they can keep track of where their money went. Factor in a charitable giving component to show them how their money can have a positive impact on the community. Give them a bonus allowance for extra work that must be invested. Introduce them to concepts of compounding and tax-saving through RRSP eligible investments and other long-term investments. 16 – 18 years Be sure each child files a tax return as soon as they have a job that results in a T4. This will give them an up close and personal view of income taxes and they’ll build up room for future contributions RRSP eligible investments. Co-sign for a low-limit credit card in their name. Monitor its use and stress the importance of making monthly payments to maintain their good credit rating while avoiding high interest rates and late fees. Use their monthly credit card statements to discuss spending patterns and best uses for their purchasing power. Involve your kids in family financial discussions and explain how your family budget must balance expenses and income. Introduce them to investment products such as stock, bonds, Guaranteed Investment Certificates, and registered and non-registered savings plans. Explain investment concepts like portfolio diversification and risk/reward decisions as well as the role insurance plays in maintaining financial stability and family protection.

If you need tutorial assistance, call your professional advisor.

This column, written and published by Investors Group Financial Services Inc. (in Québec – a Financial Services Firm), presents general information only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell any investments. Contact your own advisor for specific advice about your circumstances. For more information on this topic please contact your Investors Group Consultant.

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HIV is a real concern within our communities. You can contract HIV primarily through unprotected sex and by sharing needles. HIV can live in your body for years without you knowing and all the while you can be passing it to others. At least 25 per cent of people who are HIV+ do not know and these 25 per cent are estimated to be responsible for 75 per cent of new infections. Northern Health, in collaboration with its community partners, is working with the Province of BC to prevent the spread of HIV by expanding HIV testing, treatment, and support services to British Columbians.

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Last Wednesday, Positive Living North hosted an encore presentation of HIV unMasked, a play by Valerie Laub to mark World Aids Day, Dec. 1 and Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week. The play, anchored around the human immunodeficiency virus as the main character, relates some of the personal experiences of four residents of northern B.C. living with HIV, as well as providing accurate information about the virus itself. Although HIV became a household word in the early 1980s, the stigma attached to persons with HIV/AIDS still lingers, all too often leaving carriers of the virus living as outcasts. “There are times when I shake my head and wonder if we are still in 1985,” Melanie Monds, on-site manager with Positive Living North in Smithers, said of the attitudes towards HIV she continues to witness. It is exactly these circumstances that compelled Laub to write her one-woman play. “I’ve always stood up for the marginalized, the disenfranchised,” Laub said. Monds said the play was created specifically for the general public, to provide them with an opportunity to receive the correct information regarding HIV. “I hope that someone walking away from this play realizes that first, someone living with HIV is a person, and second, they walk away with a little bit of education,” Monds, who has been working with HIV patients for eight years. Laub, makes efficient use of masks to slip in and out of characters, to help the audience keep track of the characters and focus on the characters rather than her, as well as to serve as a metaphor for the experience of persons living with HIV. “That play is absolutely brilliant,” Monds said. “I hope this play can do some stigma-busting.” One of the characters in the play is Tammy Leiterman, a resident of Smithers who’s lived with HIV for about five years and remembers the moment she heard the news she was HIV positive. “I thought I was going to die,” Leiterman said. Leiterman was in attendance at HIV unMasked last week and said she is pleased with how she and the other characters in the play are portrayed. Last Wednesday, Valerie Laub performed her play HIV un“It’s neat seeing somebody else do it,” Leiterman said. Masked to an appreciative audience at the Old Church in “It’s really moving, it’s awesome.” Smithers. For information visit www.hiv101.ca

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They’ve been practicing for more than a month and now area musicians and singers are set for the must-see presentation of the holiday season. December 6, 7 and 8, the Bulkley Valley Classical Strings Society presents Vivaldi’s Concerto Magnificat: Gloria. The performance is directed by Roxi Dykstra, Sharon Carrington is the project manager and harpsichordist and Laura Wimbush-Hols is concertmaster. The concerts are at the Smithers Canadian Reformed Church, and begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 children and seniors and are available at Eagle Mountain Books, Speedee Interior Stationary and Country Wide Printing.

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The Local Vocals from Smithers and the Hazelton Community Choir are teaming up to present an evening of Christmas song and cheer. Dec. 11 the two choirs are in the rotunda at Smithers secondary school and Dec. 13 the choirs perform at St. Mary’s Church in Old Hazelton. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation.

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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.

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We will use thicker pipe...

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an average thickness of 0.80 inches.

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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

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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

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

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plus working as the Band Manager for the Sekani Indian Band at Fort Ware. He does have great stories to tell. Smithers Ski Club fundraiser, Warren Miller movie at the Roi Theatre, December 5, 6:30 p.m. Lots of prizes, Tickets $8 at Dawn 2 Dusk, McBike, Rayz, Winterland. Retiring early increases the risk of premature death in men but has no effect on women’s health. Average age of retirement for women in Canada: 61.5. Canadians 55 to 64 were the largest age group to travel by domestic bus. 400,000 of 45-plus took the bus with pleasure or holidays topping the reasons why. Closing with: Sooner or later I’m going to die. But I’m not going to retire. Margaret Mead.

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Attended a town council meeting, met Adam Cseke from Kelowna. He’s filling in as town planner. Grew up in Salmon Arm, worked in the planning department of the District of West Kelowna. Hasn’t spent much time in the northern part of B.C. but did come to Terrace and Kitimat, years ago, for curling bonspiels. Welcome Adam! Karry Guenter made a presentation to council asking to rename the Smithers Regional Airport to the Smithers Regional Jack Hodge Airport. He spoke on the many contributions that Mr. Hodge made to this community, something to think about. A report from the Bylaw Officer who issued three tickets for parking in a handicap zone. I remember when my husband was in a wheelchair, how difficult it was to take him anywhere. Being able to park near where we had to

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BV Biathlon team sights in the season By Dan Mesec

“We really want to get them to have fun but to do that we The Bulkley Valley have to get all these Biathlon team was out processes set up and on the range for the identify which athletes first day, brushing off want to be a little the dust and sighting more aggressive in in the coming season. their competition this “Today we’re year.” going to reacquaint One focus for the the athletes and the BV Biathletes will be parents with the range the BC Cup races in again and sight in the Kelowna,Whistler rifles go through a and Prince George few quick drills,” head and identifying who is coach, Peter Tweedie interested to compete said. at a higher level is Tweedie said the crucial this early in the first day on the range season to work out a is really more of an program to get them informal setting, there. each year the team “As coaches it’s is required by their up to us to build the governing body to program from here, have an informative we want to keep it session to get everyone fun and move them on the same page forward with the skill about rifle and development.” shooting edict. For veteran On Sunday during biathlete Angus the opening day camp Tweedie, that athletes got a feel development has for having to ski a reached a turning few kilometres, work point. Now into Bulkley Valley Biathletes sight in their rifles on the first day of training camp at the BV Biathlon rage on Hudson Bay It’sthen always been about powder up a sweet try some of the toughesttheMountain. and hold their rifle competition in the Dan Mesec photo steady, firing at the country. target. However, after career. years ago Wilson fell feeling.” But with a new and do well.” For the veterans a recent training “Controlling your in love with the sport Wilson also said season on the horizon The BV Biathlon it was a day to get camp in the Lower breathing after you and hasbeen trying to how tough it is to Wilson is also setting team is headed to back in the zone and Mainland, Tweedie is come in from a ski, perfect her skills ever transition back to her sights high. Vernon this weekend prepare for a new extremely focused on laying down trying to since. skiing and then back “My goal is to get for their first BC Cup season that is quickly his goals. shoot has been kinda “The funnest thing to the range, having to as far as I can this race of the season. approaching. Younger biathlete, hard for me,” Wilson for me is the shooting turn up the intensity year because I’m For more “We want our Amanda Wilson is said. part,” she said. when you leave the focusing on biathlon information about the athletes to start out also showing much After being “Getting all five range and then having races more than just biathlon contact Peter well and have good promise five years introduced the sport of those targets to claim down to nordic races so I really Tweedie at 250-847habits,” Tweedie said. into her biathlon by one of her friend down is an awesome shoot again. want to get in there 0038. Smithers / Interior News

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By Dan Mesec

Schaefer said the Facebook page has allowed for teams The women’s to stay in touch and hockey tournament organize games and was front and centre tournaments givat the Smithers Civic ing women’s hockey Arena last weeka step up when it end, as the Prowlers comes to commuhosted the annual nicating with other all women’s regional communities. hockey tournament. For Diana Jex, Terrace, Prince helping women’s Rupert, Houston, hockey become more Hazelton, Burns prevalent in the Lake and were all north is what these on hand to battle it tournaments are all out over a friendly about. competition. “The tournament “It’s a lot of fun was awesome,” she and this is the time said. where we could get “We’re all from all the other womthe north here and en’s teams together it’s all about empowin a competition,” ering women, it’s Elcy Schaefer, goalabout getting us out tender for the Smith- to enjoy the sport it’s Smithers Prowlers try to crash the net with a wrap-around shot during game action at the Smithers Civic Arena. The Prowlers beat Hazelton 3-0. ers Prowlers, said. about have a good Dan Mesec photo Although womtime with friends, en’s hockey in the the change room north has been talk, what’s going on of the teams are migrowing significantly in the community. nor hockey players in the past few It’s very empowerwho have outgrown years, most teams ing, it’s about supminor hockey,” Jex at the tournament porting each other said. were still finding it getting out there and Jex said however, difficult to field full exercising.” one of the biggest teams and had to In the past few set backs is having call on other team to years women’s to travel to tournafill their rosters. and girls’ hockey ments in the Lower “I don’t know in Smithers has I t’s a lway s be e n ab o ut t heMainland p ow deand r elseif it’s grown or grown buy leaps where but hopes to maintained but it’s and bounds, most see the sport conremained competinotably an all girls tinue to grow here in tive and friendly,” minor hockey team the north. she said. that won a major The Smithers “I think what tournament in 100 Prowlers and Wormakes it even more Mile House two riers are headed to Purchase any interesting is this years ago. their next tournaIcebreaker product year for the first “Women’s hockey ment in Burns Lake time there is a is growing for sure, this weekend. for $150 or more Facebook page for there are a lot of and receive a free the northern hockey youth coming up, pair of instock teams and we have if you watched the communicated using Hazelton teams, I socks, your that avenue.” believe 90 per cent Smithers / Interior News

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In Loving Memory of Bill Euverman March 08, 1938 – November 23, 2012

The passing of a parent is so very hard. The memories will forever be our source of comfort. Knowing that our Dad is at peace and rest will comfort us forever. Many men are fathers, but less are Dads. It takes a special type of man to know this to be true. Our Dad Bill was truly a “Dad.” Our Dad was a man of honor and his family; brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, all of his children, most of all, his grandchildren. Dad lived for his grandkids, they were his greatest joy! He will always be remembered for his everlasting love and caring way! We will love always and forever Dad, Grandpa, GreatGrandpa, Brother, Uncle. Celebration of Life will be held on December 17, 2012 at the Old Church on 1st Ave. in Smithers B.C., from 10:00 a.m. till 3:00 p.m. We would like to say thank you to; Dr. Isaac Pretorious and Central Square Medical staff, Bulkley Valley District Hospital Emergency staff, Carla, Irene, Julie-Ann and Dr. Derek, Home and Community Care, and Meals on Wheels and to Paul and Christina at R.A Schrader Funeral home.

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The Bulkley Valley Otters opened the season with a solid finish at the Prince George Fall Invitational last week including several first, second and third place finishes. The Otters attended the meet as part of the Pints North regional team under the leadership of the new head coach, Tom Best. Two of the swimmers, Bailey Esperson, 14, and River  Stokes-Deyoung, 10, were named top performers in their divisions, combining for no less than a dozen first-place finishes. Fourteen year old Tanner Esperson topped the field twice to go with three seconds and a third. Luke Berarducci swam in the 13 – 14 age category for the first time, proving he was a force to be reckoned with touching the wall twice in the second sport along

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with five third-place finishes. Cassie HorningWandler, 13, swam to one second and a pair of third place finishes. Lauren Dohler, 16,  also hit the wall for a second-place result. Although they didn’t make the top three Adam Hartnett, 15, and Lauryn Horning-Wandler, 12, had an impressive

showing, recording several best times in a wide rage of events. Best said he was very happy with the teams results this early in the season. “You don’t usually see such great swimming so early in the year. We haven’t been working really hard since we’ve been focusing on the technical side of things,” Best said.

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“To me that was just as impressive, our starts and turns were as good or better than anyone in the meet.” In addition to the older athlete preparing for their next meet in Kitimat, Dec. 14-16 the rest of the team is gearing up for

a mini-meet here at home Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Bulkley Valley Regional Pool. The mini meet will give the younger swimmers a chance to experience the competitive atmosphere in a friendly, low-key environment.

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Canadian owned and operated consumer electronics and wireless retailer, The Source, is proud to announce the Grand Opening of its newest location in beautiful Smithers. Managing the store is Chris Blois, who has several years experience serving customers with consumer electronics. “My staff and I are honoured to be able to open the doors of our new store to our community,” said Blois. “We take great pride in providing helpful, friendly service to our customers, in addition to offering a great selection of the latest and greatest consumer electronics products and services, right here at home.”

Located in Smithers, the store offers a variety of National Brands such as Sony, Samsung, and LG, and provides a great assortment of product categories aimed at helping customers make their lives easier while on the go, in the home or at work. Our product and service lineup includes the latest selection of smartphones, HDTVs, laptops, headphones and the essentials including batteries and ink cartridges. The Source’s knowledgeable staff look forward to assisting you find the products you want and providing the help you need, to make the most of your electronics.

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Officiating Clinic By Dan Mesec Smithers / Interior News

The Bulkley Valley Basketball Officials Association will be hosting an officiating clinic next week as they struggle to keep up with demands. The BVBOA is dedicated to training and certifying basketball officials to ref games from the Hazeltons to Houston. As of late the association has been hard pressed to fill sports for every game and after losing a couple of refs this past season they are in need of some new talent to keep order on the courts. “Our local association is essentially looking for more officials and to train new officials young and old,” Chris Steenhof said. “We’re holding a training clinic Dec. 13 at the Bulkley Valley Christian School at 7 p.m. and we plan to

go over the basis of officiating.” Basketball officiating isn’t the easiest thing to do Steenhof said. Unlike other sports there are dozens of rules and sometimes very subtle that it’s hard to keep track of everything going on. Other clinics have been held in the Lower Mainland but the association hasn’t held one in a few years now and the association is in desperate need of officials. “We are pretty stretched and I hope the clinic that Chris is going to put on will spark some interest and give knowledge to some of those people who do have a background in basketball,” veteran ref, Dana Gorbahn said. Gorbahn, who’s officiated for several years said, it’s not so much the rules that are hard to understand but the movement of the game and being aware

of everything going on around you. Steenhof hope to build the clinic around game scenarios so new refs and get a feel for what they can expect on the courts and for veteran refs to brush off the dust. “During the clinic we’re going to talk about some of the new rules, positioning on the court and get into some real game situations,” Steenhof said. For Gorbahn keeping eyes at the back of your head is a key component for a ref and hopes to go over a few things this weekend. “I think one of the biggest keys to being a good official is being able to move around the floor and adapt to where the ball is and where the other players are,” he said. For more information contact Chris Steenhof at the Bulkley Valley Christian School, 250-847-4238.


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Add your event to our Community Calendar at www.interior-news.com or by emailing daily@interior-news.com Participants of the program record levels of air quality in their houses before with an old inefficient stove pictures above, and then with a new clean burning stove and compare the two. Dan Mesec photo

BV air quality research continues By Dan Mesec Smithers / Interior News

Air quality in the Bulkley Valley has improved slightly over the past few years, as residents continue to exchange their old inefficient wood-stoves for cleaner, more efficient ones, research manager, Barbara Karlen said. The results of a study conducted by researchers from UBC and SFU found slight increases in the air quality, including Smithers, from the winter of 2007 to the spring of 2008. 56 residents were also selected to measure air quality inside their homes to see the effects

on their health and found air filters reduced indoor fine particle concentrations by 60%. Karlen, based with the UBC’s School of Population and Public Health, said monitoring air quality during both the summer and the winter months served as a baseline for the study. With the exception of the 2009/10 winter, the research team recorded air quality through the winter as the use of wood-burning stoves increases. Along with outdoor monitoring sites, researchers looked at air quality in homes using a wood stove as a

main source of heat. The team continued to record data when an old wood stove was exchanged for a new, high efficiency stove to see if the air quality in the home as well as the outside environment improved. “There was one stove exchange conducted in 2008 with quick sampling to again create a baseline for the study,” Karlen said. “But in the winter of 2009 we recruited 56 individuals and we did air sampling in their home over a two weeks period and we did health measurements on the individuals as well.” See STOVE on Page B10

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This winter, Karlen and her team are looking for the same people to take part in the second round of the study to retest them with a modified protocol. However, they are still looking for 40 of the original participants in the study. In the previous study, researchers used a hepa-filter during one week of testing to see the differences in

participants health as well as the quality of air within the house. “We did find an increase in air quality when the hepa-filter was on, as well as a reduction in the bio markers when the hepa filter was in use.” With the increased stove exchanges in the Bulkley Valley for the past few year’s, Karlen want’s to retest individuals to see if there have been any improvements in their

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health as well as the air quality in their homes. “The wood stove exchanges, just because they’re better stoves and people are taking burning smart courses, learning about burning better and smarter that has increased the air quality,” Karlen said. If you participated in the previous study and wish to participate again, contact Barbara Karlen at barbara. karlen@ubc.ca or 604.822.0837

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Forest art champ By Dan Mesec Smithers / Interior News

Smithers’ own Vivian Thomas was named one of the winners of the 2012 National Forest Week Art Contest two weeks ago for her drawing expressing what forests mean to her. Thomas, 6, won her age category out of 600 entries from across the province and said she was completely surprised when she won. “I was almost about to cry because I was so happy, so it felt pretty good,” Thomas said. Thomas worked on her drawing for three days, depicting four

houses in the forest with a mountain overlooking in the background. The contest, held by the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) and the Truck Loggers Association (TLA) was established to get kids interested and engaged in forest conservation by expressing what forestry means to them through art, ABCFP CEO, Sharon Glover said. “We are thrilled each year to see the fantastic pictures the kids create,” she said. “It is enlightening to see the forest through a child’s eyes.”

“They see the environmental benefits of the forest just as often as they see the jobs and recreational opportunities the forest provides.” Other winners include Jack Copley, 5, from Lac La Hache and Evan Smith, 11, from Salmon Arm with their drawings of forests, streams, animals and logging equipment. Each winner has their drawings published in the ABCFP and TLA magazines and receives $50 gift certificate for Chapters. To view the winning entries visit www.abcfp. ca or www.tla.ca.

The 2012 Investors Group Food Bank matinée held on November 10th was a great success, pictured on the left above are Trevor Bruintjes, Dawn Fehr. Rick Apperson, Kathy Eddy and Carl Eddy with just a sampling of the non-perishable food stuffs donated. On the right are Kelly Jones, Shauna Peterson, Carl Eddy and Trevor Bruintjes presenting a $500 cheque to Rick Apperson of the Salvation Army.

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K’yuuksxw women gather By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

K’yuuksxw - Waking up to Hope, a federally-funded celebration of women and a push for economic security in the Hazeltons was held at the Anglican Church Hall last Thursday. K’yuuksxw, meaning wake up, in the Gitxsan language, was organized by the Storytellers’ Foundation and featured musicians, craft booths, and several projects designed specifically to showcase the stories and value of local women. The event was made possible by funding from Status of Women Canada (SWC), a federal organization promoting economic, social and democratic participation from women in Canada.

K’yuuksxw coincides with a SWC national event on December 6 called the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, which is close to the end of a two-week awareness-raising campaign from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10. Event organizer, Sarah Panofsky, Storytellers’ Foundation, said planning for the event took about a year of consultation with community members and Ladies’ Nights to make it happen. “Last summer we provided a safe space for women to gather, share ideas and have fun,” Panofsky said about the Ladies’ Nights. “Through that we learned about the strengths of the women in the community as well as the issues they encounter on a

regular basis.” One of the outcomes of the discussions was in the centre of the hall, a space called the Inner World. At the centre of the space is a multicolored wheel with the word, Hope, with other inspirational words surrounding it, bordered by sheets with a single doorway for people to enter. “All of our conversations were funneled into it,” Panofsky said. “Every one of the big themes were part of Inner World with hope in the centre.” Quotes, ideas and concepts such as: feeling of value, “I love to dance” and a network of support services surrounded the central theme of K’yuuksxw and the installation. See K’YUUKSXW on p. C2

GROUSE DANCE Mavis Dennis (right) performs to a song about tresspassing, while (right to left) Lillian Pete, Candice Garcia and Hailey-Mae Garcia sing at an Unist’ot’en rally against pipeline development. See p. C6 for story.

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T HREE R IVERS R EPORT Gathering fosters unity among Hazelton women K’YUUKSXW from C1 Booths detailing the lives of local women, such as Frances Mowatt, Shirley Muldon, Kara Weeber, Chasity Turley and Chelsie Shanoss. Each booth consisted of a collage of photos of important people in the lives of these women and also included a recorded personal interview done by Storytellers’. Chelsie Shanoss, 20, shared some intimate

details of her life, as all those interviewed did, to inform the general public about the realities of life in the Hazeltons. Shanoss, raised by her grandparents in Gitsegukla, was moved to Surrey to live with her mom when she was 13, but returned to the Hazeltons when she was 19. Life was not always easy for her in either place, but the foundation provided by her grandmother enabled

her to persevere. “She taught me how to love and I don’t think anybody can change that,” Shanoss told Storytellers’. Shanoss has overcome several hardships since becoming involved with the Storytellers’ Community Kitchen, a program designed to develop participants’ knowledge of both where food comes from and how to prepare meals. “If it wasn’t for the

Community Kitchen I wouldn’t be involved in the community like I am now,” Shanoss said. The importance of the event was evident in the faces of the more than 40 people who attended and the discussion they had. “I think women in this community are 80 to 90 per cent responsible for holding this community together,” Dr. Peter Newberry, Storytellers’

board member, said. “It’s quite remarkable really.” The main benefit to the event was summed up by Shirley Muldon. “I’ve known the women interviewed for a long time,” she said. “But now I feel like I really know them, I feel closer to them.” The interviews will be made available online through the Storytellers’ website at upperskeena.ca.

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Donaldson acclaimed as NDP candidate for Stikine By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

Stikine MLA Doug Donaldson was acclaimed to represent the Stikine constituency for the B.C. NDP in the May 14, 2013 election. The Liberal, Green and Conservative and other parties have yet to nominate candidates. Donaldson who was officially endorsed Nov. 24 at a B.C. NDP nomination and Annual General Meeting in Smithers, said he looks forward to the prospect of representing the northwest in Victoria. “I will represent the people that vote for me and those that don’t,” Donaldson said, echoing part of his speech upon being elected MLA in 2009. “I make sure to listen to every voice in the region and do my best to represent everybody.” NDP Skeena-Bulkley Valley Member of

Parliament Nathan Cullen thinks the right choice was made in Donaldson. “Doug’s an excellent voice for the northwest,” Cullen said. “He provides not only opposition to bad ideas, but also strong proposals for improving the economy.” Although, Donaldson becomes the official NDP candidate 30 days prior to the election, he wants to ensure voters know where he stands beforehand. “I can’t take anything for granted as far as being re-elected,” Donaldson said. “I’m going to continue to shine a light on the current government decisions that I don’t think are advantageous for people living in Stikine.” Donaldson plans to continue to push for what he has heard people in the north ask for, such as, responsible development and necessary services in remote rural areas. “By continuing to do those things I hope people

Doug Donaldson has once again been put forward by B.C. NDP to represent the Stikine constituency at the next provincial election.

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will endorse and vote for me once again.” The workforce skills gap allowing foreign

workers to take what should be local mining jobs away is also evidence of a failed policy in B.C.

leadership, according to Donaldson. “I thinks it’s a terrible condemnation of this government,” he said. “We’re not only shipping our raw resources out of the province, but we’re also importing workers to help ship those resources out of the province.” However, Donaldson’s voice goes unheard because the B.C. Legislature was prorogued for the fall sitting. A silent Legislature is concerning, Donaldson said, because there are recent and ongoing issues requiring immediate attention. B.C.’s motto is ‘Splendor sine occasu’ or splendour without diminishment and that appears to be Donaldson’s creed as mining and deputy energy critic. “The deficit was just released and the projection is at least $500 million more than the B.C. Liberals thought it would be,” Donaldson said.

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“With that kind of information in the public we should be meeting about these things in the Legislature around where this government’s spending priorities are.” He made sure to highlight money put towards the B.C. Jobs Plan by the B.C. Liberals over the past year. “That’s $15 million that could have been put towards post-secondary education at Northwest Community College or beds in hospitals,” Donaldson said. The Stikine constituency was one of four regions to join and form B.C. during confederation in 1871.

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T HREE R IVERS R EPORT Gitanyow force permit on moose hunters By Jerome Turner Hazelton/Interior News

The Gitanyow Nation, in cooperation with the B.C. Conservation Office has implemented a revision of their traditional laws by asking First-Nations moose hunters to obtain permission from chiefs before hunting on Gitanyow territory. The revised regulations also prohibit the killing of cow moose. The move, now in its second year, is meant to curtail the sharp decline in the moose population on Gitanyow territory. Moose harvest data show the moose population around Gitanyow has dropped by more than 1,000 individuals in the last decade. The Gitanyow now have the muscle to support the initiative. “This year the big difference is we have an agreement with conservation officers,” Kevin Koch, Gitanyow Fish and Wildlife officer, said. “They’re going to be assisting enforcement of Gitanyow law in regards to hunting.” A recent resolution between the Gitanyow and the B.C. Conservation Officer Service enabled the implementation of the new hunting rules. “Up until this resolution First Nations people could technically shoot a cow moose,” Kevin Nixon, Sergeant in the Smithers’ Conservation Office, said. “Now the taking of a cow moose is punishable by law.” Any First-Nations hunter found to have broken the new laws on Gitanyow territory is subject to the punishments available in the B.C. Wildlife Act. A potential infraction will be the first of its kind in northern B.C., as First Nations are generally exempt

from most Wildlife Act provisions due to aboriginal rights, according to Section 35 of the Constitution of Canada, 1982. In essence, Gitanyow Chiefs are infringing on guaranteed charter rights that may be difficult to override. “It’s hard to say what sort of punishment will be given,” Nixon said. Regardless, the Gitanyow are forging ahead with what they believe to be a much needed conservation effort. There are 10 distinct divisions of claimed Gitanyow territory, stretching from just north of Kitwanga to near Stewart and Bowser Lake. Although not many have signed up over the past two years there is a sense of accomplishment thus far. “Last year was

successful as it introduced the idea,” Koch said. “It also gave us feedback to overall response.” The resolution with the conservation officers is only three weeks old and infractions have not yet occurred. It is unknown what sort of disciplinary measures will be taken if a hunter is found outside of a permitted area or having shot a cow moose. Prior to Canada’s existence, Gitxsan traditions required hunters to obtain permission from the Hereditary Chief of the land they wished to hunt on and upon a successful hunt they were expected to give a portion of the kill to the respective chief’s family before returning home. Hunters found with a kill outside a

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generally not as good for hunting moose as they tend to migrate from high elevation to low elevation when the snowpack gets deep later in the year, according to Koch. Anyone needing to know which Chief to contact should call the Gitanyow Band Office at 250-849-5373.

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Wednesday Nov 14 was World Diabetes Day. The lunch we served in the Bulkley Valley Credit Union parking lot was to raise awareness and money for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation. This event was a huge success raising over $1400.00 and serving over 200 bowls of Chili. We would like to thank The PEAK, Heavenly Grinds & Little Treasures Café, The Interior News, all the staff at Bulkley Valley Credit Union, Bulkley Valley Financial Services, Bulkley Valley Insurance Services, and all the people who came out to support the event. It was not extremely warm outside but the support shown in our valley warmed many hearts. It was a great day for those who BRAVED THE COLD. Thank you.

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T HREE R IVERS R EPORT Rally supported internationally By Jerome Turner Smithers/Interior News

The Unist’ot’en, part of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, have once again prohibited further development on territory south of Houston, claiming it is unceded First Nation land. For their stance, the Unist’ot’en are receiving widespread support in the form of rallies across North America and have even sent Freda Huson abroad to spread the message of their plight. In Smithers more than 20 people gathered in front of the Royal Bank (RBC) on Main Street because RBC invested nearly $4 billion towards pipeline development, according to a pamphlet distributed at the rally. “Right now we’re in Gitumden territory,” Mel Bazil said, acknowledging the Wet’suwet’en stewards of the area where Smithers sits. “The Gitumden are responsible for this land and the shared responsibility of all people while we’re here.” The Unist’ot’en appreciate support at the grass roots level, but support from corporations and the senior level of government lacks, Bazil said. “These companies, banks, these governments are not asking permission,” Bazil said. “They’re telling us, ‘this

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is our process and you can join our process and you can acknowledge us as the keepers of these lands.’” “That’s not where we’re at.” The Unist’ot’en presented Apache Canada with an eagle feather, representing a notice of trespass, on Nov. 20, 2012 along the proposed Pacific Trails Pipeline route. Some Unist’ot’en members built a log cabin along the proposed pipeline route and they won’t leave until developers get their message. The Unist’ot’en received international support for their cause after a call for support. Rallies in Ottawa, Toronto, Victoria, Vancouver, Prince George, California, New York and at Apache’s headquarters in Houston, Texas, were all held at noon last Tuesday. Vancouver Police Sergeant Tom Mclean assisted protestors in Vancouver, when they were barred from delivering the Unist’ot’en eviction letter to the president of Apache Canada at the office on Burrard Street. The letter, signed by Freda Huson, did not mince words regarding future development. “Any further unauthorized incursion into traditional Wet’suwet’en territory will be considered an act of colonialism and an act of aggression towards our sovereignty,” Huson wrote.

Huson was in Trinidad and Tobago to speak at an environmental conference while the protests in her homeland were taking place. “I shared my peoples’ struggle in Canada,” Huson said. “About how government and industry continue to issue permits for projects that destroy our lands.” Persistence is necessary when dealing with industry and government, according to Adam Gagnon, Wet’suwet’en hereditary chief. “I fought the fight along with the Gitxsan back in the 80s for fishery rights,” Gagnon said at the RBC rally. “It took a while, but we ended up taking control of our fishery.” “If we didn’t do that we’d still be getting pushed around by Department of Fisheries.” Gagnon is looking forward to re-instating Wet’suwet’en traditional laws regarding the environment. “It’s up to us to take responsibility and enforce our zero-tolerance laws on all the streams and rivers.” The proposed Pacific Trails Pipeline will cross two major salmon spawning areas on the Witzinkwa (Morice) River, which is potentially detrimental to a staple Wet’suwet’en food source, explained Huson.

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CHOIR NIGHTS The Local Vocals from Smithers and the Hazelton Community Choir are teaming up to present an evening of Christmas song and cheer. Dec. 11 the two choirs are in the rotunda at Smithers secondary school and Dec. 13 the choirs perform at St. Mary’s Church in Old Hazelton. Both performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation. Jerome Turner photo

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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

University/College Students wanted for summer management positions with Student Works. Full business training provided. Challenging learning experience, huge resume builder. Average earnings from summer 2012 were $20.50. Info at 1-800-665-4992 or online at: www.studentworks.ca. Deadline December 10.

TIP OF THE

21 WEEK HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM Prepare for a Career in Heavy Equipment Operation. Introducing our new Apprenticeship Program which includes: ITA Foundation ITA HEO Theory Multi Equipment Training (Apprenticeship hours logged) Certificates included are: • Ground Disturbance Level 2 • WHMIS • Traffic Control • First Aid Reserve your seat for January 14, 2013. Taylor Pro Training Ltd at 1-877-860-7627 www.taylorprotraining.com

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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.

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Looking for a lasting career with opportunities for growth and advancement?

Due to rapid expansion throughout BC, we are currently seeking a

STORE MANAGER For our Smithers location 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

patti@christys.ca OR Fax to 250-275-6707

Help Wanted

GLACIER WATER

COMPANY

Delivery driver needed for one day per week. Need to be able-bodied with good customer relation skills and a clean drivers abstract. Air brakes an asset. Drop off resume and drivers abstract to Tip Of The Glacier Water Company 3980 Railway Ave, Smithers, BC

St. Joseph’s School is seeking a temporary, part-time Teacher for Grade 5

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Kitchen Manager/Cook

King Edward Hotel, Stewart BC Canada King Edward Hotel is looking to employ a kitchen manager with cooking experience. We’re looking for an individual that is motivated in promoting new ideas and culinary fare. We’re looking for someone that will show professionalism and display exceptional leader ship qualities to manage both the food service and kitchen operations in the hotel. The hotel food service includes a dining room, coffee shop - cafe and bar. This job is in a fast paced busy operation during the summer and during the off season can provide flexible time off. King Edward Hotel is located in a northern community that offers exceptional outdoor opportunities. King Edward Hotel offers competitive salaries, health benefits and bonus packages. Accommodation is available. Spousal employment is also available. Please respond with resume to Jim Hyslop: Jdhyslop@hotmail.com

The position will start February 4th, and end June 30th, 2013. Applicants must hold, or be eligible for, BC certification. A commitment to Catholic education is essential and some background in Religious Education is desirable. A letter of application, accompanied by supporting documents and the names of three references, including your Pastor, if applicable, should be forwarded by January 3rd, 2013, to the following address or email: Rosemary McKenzie, Principal St Joseph’s School Box 454, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0 Fax: 250-847-9402 Email: stjosephs@telus.net All Interior News Classified Ads are on the Internet at bcclassifieds.com also with a link through interior-news.com

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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

Place a classified word ad and...

IT WILL GO ON LINE!

Full time Receptionist/ Optometric Assistant

needed immediately at progressive optometry clinic in Smithers. Experience in the eye care field is an asset but not necessary. Basic computer skills and good interpersonal skills are required. Competitive wage based on experience. Please drop off cover letter and resume with references to Alpine Optometry, 3767 Second Ave., Smithers B.C. (Attention: Marilyn). Alternatively fax to 847-5028 or email to onsteineyecare@telus.net. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Immediate Opening For Full Time Experienced Bookkeeper We are looking for a dynamic energetic individual, with positive attitude. Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel). Essential skills are: Strong ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet multiple deadlines,and the ability to communicate effectively. This Full Time position is primarily responsible for: • Monthly financial reporting, GL Balancing • Bank reconciliations • Preparing deposits and journal entries • Government tax preparation and remittances • Payables Support

Employees of AWG Receive competitive Salaries, and a Full Extended Health Plan Please Forward your Resume via fax or e-mail Attention: Laura Stanton Fax: (250) 877-7610 e-mail: Lauras@awgni.com

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Employment

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Employment

Employment

Services

Services

Financial Services

Help Wanted

Trades, Technical

Trades, Technical

Health Products

LOOKING for enthusiastic, driven Hair Stylists guaranteed clientele, full or part time. Apply with resume in person to Valley Oasis, 3847 2nd Ave.

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 driver’s license and a safe driver’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

TERA ENVIRONMENTAL Consultants (TERA) has immediate openings for positions in the environmental field. TERA is an environmental consulting services company specializing in the Canadian pipeline, power line, and oil and gas industries. TERA provides its employees with competitive compensation and benefits, flexible working schedules, career growth opportunities and more. For current and future opening visit our website www.teraenv.com. To apply e-mail your cover letter and resume to careers@teraenv.com

HERBAL MAGIC - With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds by New Year’s Eve and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today Call 1-800854-5176.

RELIABLE house cleaner wanted weekly. Please call 250-847-6661.

1-800-222-TIPS Trades, Technical JOURNEYMAN AUTOMOTIVE Service Technician. Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta) needs a few more good people. Busy, modern shop. $25. - $31./hour + bonus, benefits. Great community. Inquire or send resume. Fax 403-854-2845; or Email to: Chrysler@telusplanet.net

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Services

Health Products FOR RESTLESS or Cramping Legs. A Fast acting Remedy since 1981, sleep at night, proven for 31 years. www.allcalm.com, Mon-Fri 8-4 EST 1-800-765-8660.

Help Wanted

Join Our Team... ASSISTANT STORE MANAGERS SMITHERS, BC This is a great opportunity to launch and advance your career, working with an industry leader.

When you see what 7-Eleven has to offer, you’ll take a second look: • Exciting career training programs • Real opportunities for advancement • An outstanding benefits package - Dental/Medical/Extended Health - Life & Disability Insurance

As an Assistant Store Manager, you’ll join our training program at a premium wage. You’ll learn how to run a small business, with an international company behind you. With your store operations leadership, you will supervise and develop employees, manage inventory, and promote 7-Eleven to your customers and community. You’ll maximize sales and profits by using sound business practices while setting a standard for customer satisfaction.

APPLY WITH COVER LETTER & RESUME ONLINE AT: WWW.7-ELEVEN.COM/CAREERS OR FAX TO: 1-250-846-9713 We are an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants for responding, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

www.7-ELEVEN.COM/CAREERS

Moving & Storage

GERRY’S SNOWPLOWING AND SANDING Commercial, Rural, Residential Call Gerry Norton 250- 847-3322

Pets & Livestock

Pets FREE to a good home, medium sized mixed breed outside dog, good with other dogs and kids. 250-877-6925. M O N E Y P R OV I D E R . C O M . $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

Merchandise for Sale

Merchandise for Sale

$400 & Under WEIDER PRO 9725, $200 obo. 42 weights, 2.5 to 50 lbs, and Weider Pro Bench $400 obo. Press up bar, $10 obo. 8’x4’4” Pool Table, $300 obo. Craftsman 12 Amp, radial arm saw, $250 obo. 250-847-5371.

Firewood/Fuel $140/CORD, split $165. $270 2 cords, split $320. Delivered in Telkwa/Smithers area. 250847-0566 FIREWOOD FOR SALE Pick-up load good dry pine, will cut to size. (250)643-0835

Heavy Duty Machinery

Legal Services

KWIKAUCTIONS.COM New & Used Restaurant Equipment Auction, Sat, Dec 8th @11am 7305 Meadow, Burnaby BC

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

STUDENT DESK, $20 obo. Wooden futon frame, $40 obo. Manual treadmill, $30 obo. 250-846-5742.

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

Moving & Storage

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

MOVING SALE Dec. 8, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1435 Walnut St., Telkwa 2 swivel rockers, 1940s chesterfield, 3 pce wall unit, Dresser mirror & chest, Air compressor, Ingersol Rand, Keene Industries 2” Gold Dredge, 2 coffee tables, some tools.

Our classified ads are on the net! Check it out at www.bcclassified.com

Heavy Duty Machinery

Heavy Duty Machinery

Auctions

$100 & Under

MINI-STORAGE UNITS Various sizes available! Ph: 250-847-1001 Ph: 1-866-845-2711

Blinds & Drapery

Blinds & Drapery

SKEENA DECOR

New Blinds...

Of All Kinds

• cleaning • repair •

Bob Swift 250-847-3051 Cleaning Services

Cleaning Services

DynameicrviCcleesaning S CHRISTMAS IS NEAR Get prepared for your guests. BOOK US NOW!

Joe Bramsleven Owner/Operator 20 Years Experience

“for all your cleaning needs”

CREDIT UNION

Please submit your resume by December 7th, 2012 to: Andrea Nikkel Bulkley Valley Credit Union Box 159 New Hazelton, BC V0J 2J0 Or email: anikkel@bvcu.com To learn more about Bulkley Valley Credit Union please visit www.bvcu.com You Belong Here

Contractors Snowclearing

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Services Custom blueprints.Visit: wwldesigns.ca Save! Save! Save!

Financial Services

Bulkley Valley At Bulkley Valley Credit Union we love what we do. We work as a team. We learn every day. We contribute to our community. Join our team. As a Member Services Representative you will experience a flexible schedule, a competitive wage, and great benefits. But there’s more. We provide outstanding learning opportunities if you are up for the challenge. And we will value your contribution. We currently have an opening for a part-time MSR – Cash Services in our Hazeltons’ Branch. If you have the following qualities, we invite you to apply: • commitment to excellence in customer service • self-starter • community minded • ability and confidence to solve day-to-day problems • ability to work as part of a team • detailed oriented • high school diploma and any relevant education and experience

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Serving Smithers and Surrounding Area Phone: 250-847-0756

FURNACE & DUCT CLEANING PROFESSIONAL “CLEAN AIR & QUALITY SERVICE IS OUR PRIORITY” ! ew BLOWN-IN ATTIC INSULATION

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TRUCK MOUNTED VACUUMS

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FURNACES • DUCTS CHIMNEYS • FIREPLACES BOILERS • PELLET STOVES SAWDUST • WOOD CHIPS AIR CONDITIONING ATTIC INSULATION REMOVAL SAWMILLS

COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL MOBILE HOMES • INDUSTRIAL

“CALL TODAY FOR PEACE OF MIND”

250-847-4550 www.priorityvac.ca

PUBLIC NOTICE

DISPOSAL OF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT The Town of Smithers has the following equipment for sale. Unit #

Equipment Type

Minimum Bid

67

2000 Trackless

$10,000

60

1995 International Dump/Plow Truck with Sander Unit

$20,000

People submitting bids on any of the surplus equipment are requested to clearly include the following information: r The name/type of the equipment you are bidding on, r The amount of the Bid for each item, and r Your name, address and phone number (Clearly Printed). The equipment is being sold on an “As Is, Where Is Basis.” The Town makes no claim as to the condition of any of the items. Please note that both pieces of equipment have a minimum bid price. The surplus equipment to be sold can be viewed at the Town Works Yard at 2888 19th Ave on December 6, 2012, December 7, 2012 and December 13, 2012 between the hours of 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm.  Appointments to view can be made by phoning the Works Yard 250-847-1649. Please submit your bid, in writing, to: Town of Smithers, Box 879, 1027 Aldous St, Smithers, B.C., V0J 2N0 with the heading “Surplus Equipment Bid” on the outside of the envelope. The deadline for receipt of bids is 4:00 p.m. December 14th, 2012. All successful bid amounts will be subject to HST. Successful bidders will be notified by phone. Unsuccessful bidders will be notified by letter. To obtain more information on the bidding process please contact Leslie Ford, Director of Finance, at the Town of Smithers Municipal Office at 847-1600.

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For Sale By Owner

For Sale By Owner

Country Setting In Town Living 3648 Broadway Avenue, Smithers

Wrecker/Used Parts

Wrecker/Used Parts

“Home of a Million Parts”

• Eco Friendly & money saving • Preserve natural resources • Save valuable land¿ll • Provide tested OEM repair parts at a fraction of the price

Will

HARRIS AUTO WRECKERS LTD 3471 Old Babine Lake Road

Asking $215,000 Comfortable 3 Bedroom Rancher with large private yard (3 lots). Check out more photos and information on hwy16.com. Call anytime to view 250.846.9655

Real Estate

Real Estate

Smithers, BC V0J 2N6 Phone: 847-2114 Fax: 847-1445 Email: harrisauto@bulkley.net

Apt/Condo for Rent

Apt/Condo for Rent

Monthly Rental Available From Nov 1st to Apr 30th

The Fireweed Motel is offering 50% Discounts from their regular rate. Starting at just $35.00 a night. Price includes local phone, wi-¿, cable, hydro, natural gas heat, furnishings, linens, weekly housekeeping, garbage pick up and coin laundry on site. Limited rooms available No lease, pre pay for 30 days. Damage deposit or pre authorized credit card. Call 250-847-2208 or e mail stay#¿reweedmotel.com for more details.

Office/Retail

PRIME BUSINESS SPACES

84 A CRE

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OLD BABINE LAKE ROAD

Office/Retail

on Railway Avenue

1150 sq. ft. Plus storage yard.

$159,000

MLS N209406

• +/- 84 acre parcel • 18 Km East of Smithers • Great Mountain Views • Seasonal creek

Contact Sandra today for a viewing!

www.sandrah.biz

Sandra Hinchliffe

Personal Real Estate Corporation

Cell 250-847-0725 250-847-5999

Bulkley Valley Real Estate

Shop, office and warehouse. 6000 sq. ft. Plus storage yard.

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Contact Mark at 250-847-0813

4 OUT OF 5 PEOPLE WITH DIABETES DIE OF HEART DISEASE.

Merchandise for Sale

Real Estate

Misc. for Sale

Houses For Sale

Apt/Condo for Rent

4 bdrm, 2 bath, 830 sq ft house for sale located on a quiet street close to Telkwa School. With a new roof in 2010, 4 new appliances, hot water tank, some flooring, windows, doors and paint, attached garage, this house is the perfect starter. Quick possession is possible. $175,000 OBO Contact 250-846-5430

1 BDRM, downtown, W/D/DW, fully reno’d, pets allowed, ref’s req’d. Avail. Jan. 1. $650/mth + util. (250)877-3827. SMITHERS, 2 bdrm, clean, quiet, adult building, N/P, N/S, basic cable, Ref’s Req’d. 250877-6100 WOODRIDGE APARTMENTS ADULT ORIENTED 1 bdrm & 2 bdrm suites, bachelor No pets, No parties Phone 250-877-0186

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

Misc. Wanted Private Coin Collector Buying Collections, Accumulations, Olympic Gold & Silver Coins + Chad: 250-863-3082 in Town WANTED to buy: Used rifles & shotguns. (250)847-3827 after 6 p.m.

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

Trucks & Vans

Trucks & Vans

1994 Ford F250 4x4 351 Auto, headache rack, 4 summer and winter tires on rims. Rose Taylor

2,850 obo

$

847-8912

250-

excellent condition!

Homes for Rent 2 BDRM, like new. F/S/W/D. N/S, N/P. Avail immediately (250) 847-3376

Office/Retail LOOKING to start small business? One or two rooms upstairs of business on busy 2nd Ave., lots of parking, prime retail space, hydro & heat incl. Call for details (250)847-3499 or 250-877-2349.

Suites, Upper BILLETER LOFT, Short term stay, 10 min from Smithers; bright, fully furnished, private suite in a country setting, “home away from home.” Daily, weekly, monthly rates. (250)847-5528 www.bulkleyriver.com SMITHERS reno’d 2 bdrm, Clean unit. Balcony, sep. storage rm. Ref’s req’d. Very quiet bldg. $850/m. (250)847-4453.

Transportation

Motorcycles DIRT Bikes, ATV’s, UTV’s & Golf Buggies. Cartsplus Kamloops. 888-371-3946 www.cartsplusbc.com kamloopscartsplus@shawbiz.ca HONDA NIGHTHAWK, 750 S. $1,000 obo. 250-847-5371.

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

$8,499

obo

100% Financing available O.A.C.

250-847-7928 Cell 250-877-2434 Motorcycles

Snowmobiles ANNUAL SNOWMOBILE AND ATV SWAP Buy. Sell. Trade. Wayside Service/Arctic Cat Parking Lot Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $10/spot Weiner roast & Hot Chocolate/Coffee

Motorcycles

2011 Harley Davidson ST Fat Boy Asking only ...

$18,000

obo

100% Financing available O.A.C.

250-847-7928 Cell 250-877-2434

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Rentals

CHILLSPOT IS The Coolest Dog Bed-A new and innovative, thermodynamically cooled dog bed, that enhances the cool tile surfaces our pets rely on during the warm weather months. www.chillspot.biz

MUST SELL

Merchandise for Sale

MUST SELL

Merchandise for Sale

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Legal Notices

Legal Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The estate of Erna Henny Johanne Oevermann (also known as Erna Johanne Henny Oevermann), deceased, formerly of 3237 Fulton Ave., Apt. 306, PO Box 1074, Smithers, British Columbia, V0J 2N0. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Erna Henny Johanne Oevermann are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor, Ingo Oevermann, at PO Box 1074, Smithers, British Columbia. V0J 2N0, on or before January 25, 2013 after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.

WETLANDS ARE DISAPPEARING Protect them. Become a member today.

www.ducks.ca 1-866-384-DUCK

LAND ACT Notice of Intention to Apply for a Disposition of Crown Land Take notice that Smithers Snowmobile Association from Smithers, BC, have applied to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (MFLNRO), Smithers, for a Community and Institutional Licence of Occupation situated on Provincial Crown land located near Harold Price Creek, Microwave Mountains, Mount Kendrick, Sinclair Creek and Astlais Mountain. The Lands File for this application is 6408428. Written comments concerning this application should be directed to the Skeena Stikine District Land Officer, MFLNRO, at PO Box 6000 – 3333 Tatlow Road, Smithers, BC, V0J 2N0. Comments will be received by MFLNRO up to January 4, 2013. MFLNRO may not be able to consider comments received after this date. Please visit the website at http:// www.arfd.gov.bc.ca/ApplicationPosting/index.jsp for more information. Be advised that any response to this advertisement will be considered part of the public record. For information, contact the Freedom of Information Advisor at Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations’ office in Smithers.

Legal Notices

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Legal Notices

“A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN OUR REGION” 37, 3RD Avenue, PH: 250-692-3195 PO Box 820, TF: 800-320-3339 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 FX: 250-692-3305 www.rdbn.bc.ca E-MAIL:inquiries@rdbn.bc.ca

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TEMPORARY USE PERMIT Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako will be considering the issuance of a Temporary Use Permit at a meeting to be held during business hours on Thursday December 13, 2012 in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Board Room, 37-3rd Avenue, Burns Lake, B.C. Please contact the Regional District to find out the start time if you plan to attend. Pursuant to Section 921 of the Local Government Act, a Regional District Board may allow temporary uses for a period of three years or less, extendable for up to another three years, through the issuance of a Temporary Use Permit by Board resolution. An application has been made for a Temporary Use Permit for “Lot 10, District Lot 4268, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 1517 except Plan 4648”, located west of the Town of Smithers on 1755 Zobnick Road, to allow a seasonal public parking lot use on a portion of the subject property, marked as ”Application area” on the map below. Hudson Bay Mountain Resort and the Rotary Club of Smithers have developed a trail to connect the ski area to the Town of Smithers. This trail terminates at the western end of Zobnick Road. A temporary use permit was issued in 2008 for a parking lot for users of the trail and ski hill for the subject property. The permit was issued again in 2009 for a term of two years. The applicant would now like to be allowed to continue the parking lot use on the property for the upcoming 2012-2013 ski season. The parking area consists of a 25 by 45 metre cleared area with an access road allowing for two rows of parking approximately 30 vehicles.

Legal Notices

Legal Notices

“A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN OUR REGION” 37, 3RD Avenue, PH: 250-692-3195 PO Box 820, TF: 800-320-3339 Burns Lake, BC V0J 1E0 FX: 250-692-3305 www.rdbn.bc.ca E-MAIL:inquiries@rdbn.bc.ca

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing affecting “ Smithers Telkwa Rural Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1425, 2007” and “Regional District of BulkleyNechako Zoning Bylaw No. 700, 1993” will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 7:00 P.M in the West Fraser Room at the Smithers Municipal Office, 1027 Aldous Street, Smithers, B.C. “Smithers Telkwa Rural Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1425, 2007” is proposed to be amended by Bylaw No. 1656 which changes the designation of a portion of the subject property from Industrial (I) to Agricultural (Ag). “Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Zoning Bylaw No. 700, 1993” is proposed to be amended by: • Bylaw No. 1654 which rezones a portion of the subject property from Agricultural (Ag1) to Large Holdings (H2). • Bylaw No. 1657 which rezones a portion of the subject property from Light Industrial (M1) to Small Holdings (H1). These bylaws are intended to facilitate the subdivision of the subject property into 7 residential parcels and one industrial parcel. The subject properties are located on Highway 16 and Yelich Rd, immediately west of the Town of Smithers airport lands and are legally described as “The W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of Section 14, Township 1A, Range 5, Coast District” and “The W 1/2 of the Fractional SE 1/4 of Section 14, Township 1A, Range 5, Coast District Except Plans PRP13640, PRP13941 and PRP42895”. The portions of the subject properties that are under application are shown cross-hatched and labelled on the map below. LOCATION MAP FOR BYLAWS NO. 1654, 1656 and 1657

LOCATION MAP

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Legal Notices NOTICE OF INTENT RE: LIQUOR CONTROL AND LICENSING ACT HOURS OF SALE AND PATRON PARTICIPATION ENTERTAINMENT FOR A FOOD PRIMARY LICENCE

An application has been received by the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch, Victoria, B.C. from Blue Fin Sushi Bar Inc., operating the Blue Fin Sushi Bar, located at 1232 Main St., Smithers, B.C. to: Change the hours of sale to 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Monday to Saturday) and 9:00 a.m. – Midnight (Sunday) and to allow for patron participation entertainment ending at 12:00 midnight daily. The current licensed hours are between 9:00 a.m. – Midnight seven days a week. There are no proposed changes to the capacity. Residents and owners of businesses located within a 1/2 mile (0.8 km) radius of the proposed site may comment on this proposal by 1) Writing to:

THE GENERAL MANAGER C/O Case Manager Liquor Control and Licensing Branch PO Box 9292 Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J8 OR

2) By email: lclb.lclb.gov.bc.ca PETITIONS AND FORM LETTER WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED To ensure the consideration of your views, your comments, name and address must be received on or before January 9, 2013. Please note that your comments may be made available to the applicant or local government officials where disclosure is necessary to administer the licensing process.

At the meeting all persons who deem their interests to be affected by this application will be given an opportunity to be heard or to present a written submission respecting matters contained in the application. Written submissions sent by mail to P.O. Box 820, Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0; by fax to (250) 692-1220; or by e-mail to inquiries@ rdbn.bc.ca must be received by the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako no later than December 12, 2012 at 4:30 P.M. to be ensured of consideration at the meeting. A copy of the proposed permit may be inspected at the office of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako located at 37-3rd Avenue, Burns Lake, B.C. between the hours of 8:30 A.M. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from November 29, 2012 to December 13, 2012 inclusive. A copy of the proposed permit will also be made available at the Smithers Public Library. For further information please call the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Planning Department at 1-800-3203339 or 250-692-3195.

At the Public Hearing all persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw shall be afforded a reasonable opportunity to be heard or to present a written submission respecting matters contained in the bylaw that is the subject of the Public Hearing. Written submissions sent by mail to P.O. Box 820, Burns Lake, BC, V0J 1E0; by fax to (250) 692-1220; or by e-mail to inquiries@rdbn.bc.ca must be received by the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako no later than December 10, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. to be ensured of consideration at the Public Hearing. The Public Hearing on Bylaw No. 1654, 1656 and 1657 will be chaired by the Director or Alternate Director for Electoral Area A as a delegate of the Board. A copy of the Board resolution making the delegation, copies of the proposed bylaws and other relevant information may be inspected at the office of the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako between the hours of 8:30 A.M. 12:00 noon and 1:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, from November 28 through December 10, 2012 inclusive. A copy of the proposed bylaw and other relevant information will also be made available at the Smithers Public Library. For further information please call the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Planning Department at 250-6923195 or 1-800-320-3339. This is the second of two publications.

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B.C. sawmill fires probe referred to prosecutors By Tom Fletcher Victoria/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

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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 Sinclair 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

“It is critical for Lakeland and the industry to do everything we can to ensure this never happens at another mill.” Greg Stewart, president, Lakeland Mills

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

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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

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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 Oregonbased Hampton Affiliates and the Burns Lake Native Development Corp.

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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.

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