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HAPPY CENTENNIAL Smithers Mayor, Taylor Bachrach and Gladys Atrill, chairperson of the Smithers Centennial organizing committee make their own centennial wishes as they blow out the candles on the first of many cakes celebrating Smithers Centennial 2013

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A house, belonging to Kevin and Catherine van Sickle, was severely damaged by a fire in the evening of December 22.

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Fire damages house, carport By Percy N. Hébert Smithers/Interior News

It isn’t how Kevin and Catherine van Sickle expected to spend Christmas, but a fire on the evening of December 22 left them without a home. “I didn’t know what to think,” Kevin said when his brother-in-law called to tell him his home was on fire. “I just wondered how that happened.” At the time of the fire, the van Sickles were enjoying a Christmas supper in Telkwa.

The house, on 22nd Avenue, the van Sickles have called home for the last 15 years, was rendered unlivable by a fire that started in the carport. Despite the fire, Kevin said Christmas was not a sad affair. “Christmas was really good,” he said. “We managed to salvage the Christmas gifts.” Damage to the carport and house is extensive, Kevin said. The carport, the main structural wall and the roofs will have to be replaced.

Smoke damage, in addition to rendering the house unlivable, also ruined much of the contents of the house, Kevin explained. The fire, which began about 8 p.m. forced the van Sickles, along with their children Andrew and Ashley to move into an apartment with their eldest child, Ryan. Despite the extensive damage, the structure is salvageable and that is good news for Kevin. “I’m kind of glad it didn’t burn down to the ground,” he said.

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In fact, the couple hope to be back into their home sometime in March or April. For now, the couple are looking for a place to stay. Family and friends have also opened an account at the Bulkley Valley Credit Union where donations can be made to help the van Sickles get back on their feet. The account number is 392159. If you have an apartment or home to rent please call Bev Leer, 250-847-2674.

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alvage logging of beetle-killed pine trees boosted revenues at the Wetzin’Kwa Community Forest Corporation to a record $2.25 million this year. That’s nearly five times what the Wetzin’Kwa made in 2011. But it’s a record that isn’t likely to be repeated any time soon, WCFC Chair Dean Daly said. Daly said he expected the WCFC’s annual cut to fall over the next three or four years as all the salvageable beetle-kill is logged. It’s a tradition Kevin Eskelin doesn’t want to see continue. Eskelin, District Recreation Officer with Recreation Sites and Trails BC, has been responsible for the upkeep and development of the Twin Falls Recreation Site for the last six years and each year vandalism and littering have coincided with local graduation festivities. “The major source of damage to this area is graduating students and teenagers,” Eskelin said, standing next to a large fire pit full of glass and garbage in the middle of the parking lot. It was a gorgeous day to be on Seymour Lake, unless you were a beaver. During the afternoon of June 9, Sue and Dick Harrison were kayaking and sailing on the lake, when they noticed smoke at the east end of the lake. They paddled over to determine the source of the smoke. “When I went into the bay it

was clear that the beaver lodge was on fire,” Sue said. A closer look revealed four Old Style Pilsner beer cans in the water by the lodge and another fitted to the top of a three-foot stick jammed into the lake bottom next to the lodge. It’s a move that has most people scratching their heads. The National Energy Board joint review panel, hearing public comment on Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project, has relocated hearings scheduled for July 30, to Smithers from Hazelton. “This is the kind of thing that continues to taint the whole process,” Stikine MLA Doug Donaldson said. “It’s an insult and further erodes public trust in the review process.” The joint review panel cited instances of unrest in Hazelton, as the reason why the panel would convene in Smithers rather than Hazelton. In another example of the mindless attitude some people have, vandals targeted a snowmobile trail groomer belonging to the Smithers Snowmobile Association. “This is really disappointing,” President of the Smithers Snowmobile Association, Ron Fowler said. “This is wanton malicious damage. “There’s no reason for it.” After days of searching the New Hazelton RCMP and BC Search and Rescue had still found no sign of Warren Andrew Sill, a 26-year-old filmmaker from Ohio.

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“The Unified Command Team, comprised of the New Hazelton RCMP, BC SAR with the support from the ND RCMP Air Services and RCMP Police Dog Services are suspending the current search effort,” New Hazelton RCMP Sargent Jeff Pelley said in a press release. Sill told family he was going into the woods for a few days on July 4th. Police grew concerned on July 10 when a search of his vehicle produced all the equipment needed for camping.


It may not sound like much money, but for the Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth program in Smithers, $75,000 is everything. “It’s closed our doors,” Executive Director of the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Annette Morgan said of a federal government decision to freeze funds for the national CCAY program. “It’s the only aboriginal youth service we have in our community. “It’s devastating.” The Town of Smithers completed a critical step to reclaim the site of the 2013 Legacy Project site by removing all contaminated soil and equipment. Soil testing is a crucial phase in the project to ensure, after many years, irresponsible procedures by previous property owners don’t continue to contaminate what will be


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Smithers’ centennial legacy. “We didn’t know how severe it was or the extent of the contamination, Smithers Mayor Taylor Bachrach said. We don’t want that legacy to be a toxic one.” Chiefs and councillors from

the Wet’suwet’en, Heiltsuk and Gitxaala First Nations visited the Alberta tar sands last week to speak with communities affected by the world’s largest industrial project and to tour Suncor’s Millennium mine. See 2012 on p. A4



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2012 from A3 Chief Na’moks (John Ridsdale) said it was disheartening to stand on a piece of ground that is dead. “Spiritually it kills you,” Na’moks added. Carol Huynh is bringing another freestyle wrestling medal back to the Hazelton’s. Huynh won three of four Olympic matches in London to claim the bronze medal in the women’s 48-kilogram division. The achievement puts Huynh on a short list of Canadians earning medals in more than one Olympic competition. David Black, chairman and owner of Black Press, announced he was submitting an environmental assessment application to build a world-scale oil refinery at Kitimat BC. “We want it [refinery] to be the cleanest and greenest upgrading and refining site in the world,” Black said. Facing a pine beetle epidemic that may shut a third of B.C.’s interior sawmills for 20 years, a special committee of B.C. MLAs recommended logging forests once ruled too costly to cut. Harvesting thinner, harder-to-reach and less-than-ideal tree species is only one of 22 proposals made by the bipartisan committee.

SEPT. Susan Gail Leuenberger was found guilty of theft over $5,000, fraud over $5,000, and making false entry in an accounting journal by judge Calvin Struyk in Smithers’ B.C. Provincial Court. Leuenberger’s Houston-based company Pleasant Valley Accounting Services Ltd. was found to be derelict in accountant duties done for the Moricetown Band owned Kyah

The Telkwa community stage, built specifically for the 100th anniversary of the Telkwa BBQ received a Wood WORKS! BC Community Recognition Award at the UBCM convention. File photo

Industries Ltd. between 1999 and 2004. The Village of Telkwa coffers are a bit richer after receiving a $15,000 cheque from the Wetzin’Kwa Community Forest Corporation. Telkwa is a full partner in the corporation together with the Town of Smithers and the Wet’suwet’en. Given the banner year for the community forest, Telkwa Mayor, Carmen Graf, wondered why they only received $15,000. Gordon Wolfe, 60, of Smithers, was fined $3,000 in a Hazelton courtroom for charges stemming from illegal fishing acts. On Nov. 11, 2009, Wolfe was arrested and charged with three infractions under the BC Sportfishing Regulations pursuant to the Fisheries Act, fishing with a barbed hook, using illegal bait and obstruction of a conservation officer. The obstruction charge was dismissed, but Wolfe was found guilty on the other two counts, fishing

with a barbed hook and using roe and was fined $1,500 for each offence. The Interior News published the first issue of it’s redesigned newspaper, including Ssscoop, news from Smithers secondary school and a new Arts and Entertainment section. The Village of Telkwa is a finalist in the United Nations’ Livable Communities Awards competition. “We’re proud and pleased, it’s quite something for a small village like Telkwa, Mayor Carmen Graf said. The nomination recognizes the Integrated Operations plan the village completed earlier this year, a plan integrating four community plans. The government of B. C. signed an agreement in principle with the Kitselas First Nation which established boundaries of the Kitselas First Nation. However, some of the land wasn’t the government’s to sign away according to local Gitxsan leaders. The Gitxsan Treaty Society claims some of the land, offered


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in the agreement in principle with the Kitselas First Nation, is part of Gitxsan traditional territory.

OCTOBER April Gibson had been looking forward to getting a special half-sleeve tattoo on her upper arm and was counting on $250 in gift certificates to help cover the cost.

Gibson, however, alleges Uwe and Mel Vullings, owners of Prophecy Tattoo and Piercing on Second Street in Smithers, tattooed her verbally with profanity and refused to honour the gift certificates. The problem is the gift certificates had expiry dates and by the time Gibson went to have the tattoo done, the gift certificates had expired. It was a costsaving decision that eventually turned out to be an awardwinning decision for the Bulkley Valley Kinsmen and the Village of Telkwa. The new community stage at the Telkwa barbecue grounds earned the Wood WORKS BC Community Recognition Award for the region served by the North Central Local Government

Association. Lena Wright alleged RCMP Constable Kevin Mack used excessive force during an incident in Gitanmaax on the morning of Oct. 7, 2012, which led to her arrest. Wright, walking home from a wedding dance at Gitanmaax Hall with a friend near John Field Elementary, claimed she had a bright flashlight shone in her eyes and was immediately thrown to the ground. Wright claims one of her teeth was chipped when it struck the road, as a result of the blow from Const. Mack. Wright is formally charged with obstruction of a police officer. Black Goose Holdings (BGH) was the centre of controversy during the Gitxsan Summit

and concerns arose regarding the Gitxsan Treaty Society’s involvement in the, now worthless, investment of $1 million. BGH became an albatross, Del ga goka with it, when the natural gas industry tanked, but the way the investment was initiated is regular business, according to Gordon Sebastian, GTS executive director. Saturday, Oct. 27, residents of the Bulkley Valley, including Smithers were given a bit of a shake as a magnitude 7.7 earthquake hit off coast of Haida Gwaii. Buildings shook from Prince Rupert through to Prince George and south to Quesnel and Williams Lake. There were no reports of significant damage. See 2012 on p. A5

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N ews – year in review Sign in Old Hazelton prompts lockdown in area schools 2012 from A4

NOV. Smithers’ centennial legacy project moved ahead after council approved a recommendation to select one of two concept drawings for the new town square, due to begin construction in the spring. Council met with the legacy committee to discuss the finer details of the project including site layout as well as design and construction of the stage. Mother Nature took a stand, forcing coordinators and volunteers of the Downtown Entrance Project to set their tools aside for now. “We thought we’d be further along,” Alan Cormier of the Central Park Building Society said. “But winter came early.” Despite best

efforts of project manager Tom Havard and a crew of volunteers, the onset of winter conditions put completion of the Downtown Entrance Project on hold. It was a great day for the Bulkley Backcountry Ski Society as they received a $68,000 grant from the federal government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. “This means we’ll have better trail maintenance, cabin maintenance and road maintenance,” Leanne Helkenberg, chairperson of the BBSS said. Kyahwood Forest Products, owned and operated by the Moricetown Band, received recognition at the B.C. Aboriginal Business Awards’ Gala last Monday in Vancouver for the community owned business of the year. The organization sent its general manager and a supervisor

to the Gala to receive the award, but back at the mill the work continues. “We run three shifts around the clock seven days a week,” Gary McKinnon, Kyahwood manager, said. McKinnon knows exactly why the mill, which makes finger joint boards for side paneling, is so successful. “Everyone that works here knows we have a target per day and they never hesitate to stay as long as needed to hit that target.”

DEC. John Cummins, leader of the BC Conservative party addressed a small gathering in Smithers last week, touching on several items in the Conservative platform, especially taxes. “The reality is, in British Columbia, the

Leanne Helkenberg, chairperson of the BBSS graciously accepted a $68,000 grant from the federal government’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund. File photo

average family pays more taxes than they do in any province west of Quebec,” Cummins said. “We pay more taxes here than they do in NDP-run Manitoba.” In his calculations,

Cummins included medical services plan premiums as a tax, and monies withdrawn from ICBC and BC Hydro that are placed into government coffers. The Interior News

breaks a record, publishing a 56-page issue, Dec. 19. In the days following the murder of Summer Star Elizabeth KristaLee (CJ) Fowler, the Kamloops RCMP Major Crime Unit released few details of the homicide and only described CJ as, “A troubled youth.” However, family and friends say there is so much more to CJ than the thumbnail sketch provided by the RCMP and they don’t want her memory to be added to that of the more than 600 missing and murdered women across Canada, according to Julie Morrison, Gitanmaax Band’s chief councillor. “Matilda and Glen want people to remember that she was a person,”

Morrison said. “Not just a number.” CJ’s parents described her as a girl who always had a smile on her face and somebody that would stop and give something to a homeless person she saw on the street, Morrison said. Monday, Dec. 17, didn’t go as planned for schools in New Hazelton. A sign posted had wording which concerned the New Hazelton RCMP and members of the public and the RCMP informed the schools to go into lockdown. “Local RCMP had reason to believe that it was written by a male who is well known to police and the community,” North District RCMP Const. Lesley Smith said.

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Wishing you and your family all the best of the holiday season. We look forward to working with you in the New Year when Smithers turns 100 years old! YOUR SMITHERS MAYOR AND COUNCIL




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espite everyone’s best efforts, 2012 didn’t end on a note of optimism. A young woman from Kitimat was almost another victim of the Highway of Tears on Christmas eve. Had she not been able to jump out of the minivan window, who knows how her story would have turned out. There are strategies being contemplated to make the Highway of Tears a safer place, but in the end, at least for the foreseeable future, there is one strategy that will bring peace to the highway. A New Year’s resolution, by anyone who has ever contemplated hitchhiking along Highway 16, to not use that option. I know it isn’t exactly an easy resolution to follow through with when the need to visit friends and family beckons and a safe ride isn’t available. Perhaps friends and family can make a similar resolution, to make every effort to provide safe passage. The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14 has to be the tragedy of the year. What can you say to grieving parents that will soothe their souls? Even worse what can you say to the classmates of the murdered children that will make them feel safe in school, or anywhere for that matter? Gun lobbyists, rather than making the difficult but correct decision are turning to gun power for the solution, calling for law enforcement officials to patrol schools. My fear is they too will fall victim to a gun in the wrong hands. The correct decision, and the perfect New Year’s resolution for any government is to make it much more difficult to own a gun. Is there really any good reason to own a semi-automatic machine gun? The federal government, and that means you Mr. Harper, must re-instate some form of gun control measures - before you must face grieving parents. Don’t forget the Montreal Massacre. Quebec hasn’t, why not follow their lead? Let’s make 2013 safer than 2012. Percy N. Hébert/Interior News

Welcome to Smithers Centennial 2013!


ne hundred years ago, the place we call home was more swamp than village. The Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad was linking Northwestern BC with other parts of Canada and the world through the new Port of Prince Rupert. Now the railway has a new name, but the trains rolling through what is now Smithers complete that vision. As Smithers turns 100, we can reflect on what has changed and what remains the same? In the early days the Bulkley Valley was promoted for its mineral resources, great forests and fertile farmland.

There is still a familiarity in that. One hundred years later, a diverse population calls Smithers and the Bulkley Valley home. We still have railroaders, miners, loggers and farmers, but we also have educators, health professionals, guides outfitters, civil servants, and scientists. Together we make a strong, healthy community. Smithers sits within the Land of the Wet’suwet’en. This last one hundred years has been a century of change for the Wet’suwet’en people as settlers arrived and stayed.

GUEST VIEW Gladys Atrill The Smithers Centennial Committee is aware this 100th anniversary is not viewed the same by all – that it doesn’t provide only a reason to celebrate – but also a chance to reflect and consider the next one hundred years. How do we take up the challenge of

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living together, of determining the future we will share? There is a combined richness of history of those who have always been here, of those whose roots go down a hundred years, and those who will arrive this year. Perhaps there is a parallel between the people and groups of people in our community and the pieces of cloth that are being stitched together to form the Centennial Quilt. It may be cliché but we are all in this together. As to the happenings of the Centennial Year – the main event is the Homecoming from August 2 – 10th.

There is also the Centennial Quilt, a History Book, and the History of Hockey to be displayed this summer. A very special part of Homecoming will be the dedication of the Centennial Legacy Project – a gathering and performance area at the corner of Broadway and Main Street. The Centennial belongs to us all and we invite you to become involved. See what is planned at www. or Smithers Centennial 2013 on Facebook. Gladys Atrill is the chairperson of the Smithers 2013 Centennial organizing committee.


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his is it! Another year under our collective belts and another one to try out. I was wondering if a person like me should look back or ahead? Looking back I see that this is the time when old Al passed away a year ago. He was ready for the last day of his journey through life. Over this past year so many others have suffered loss or

experienced an illness. That is just how this thing called living goes. I have enjoyed this past year. That is only because I have been most fortunate to have so many friends who have made it possible for me to stay in my home. A crew had come to cut up some winter wood for me. Another friend split it all. My driveway has been plowed when it needs it. Plumbing problems

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with them, but there was no choice. So it can be said I was there against mine and my parents will. Abused? If being pushed, yelled at and forced to do things I’d rather not do (such as chores), can be termed as abuse, then yes. Forbidden to use my language? Yes, because directives were for us to learn Russian, and as any language teacher would agree, to learn a new language you must speak it and thing it. But of course we spoke our language regardless. These things simply can’t be enforced. If I were asked (as natives are asked) the loaded question, was it bad for you? I’d say yes. But I’d also acknowledge that I benefitted by learning discipline, stick-toit-dness, cooperation with others, and a

Editor : I am, to a good extent, a product of a residential school. But please, stop apologizing. This wasn’t in Canada. In those days residential schools modeled on British boarding schools for children of the upper crust were all the rage, and my school or the Indian residential schools were no exception. Canada, still largely an agrarian country, weakened by wars and the Depression, tried its best to help Indian children to adjust to a new reality. I’m not surprised they didn’t like the experience. I sure didn’t. I wanted to go home, and my parents would rather have me

have been put to rights. By golly I even have new curtains in the living room. I get good food sent this way as well as treats for the critters. A bale of hay for the rabbits showed up. Good friends check to make sure I am upright every day. Do I get lonely? Not a at all. I have my dogs ,cats and other animals that keep me occupied every day. Of course I can talk to all the readers


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trade. It would never occur to me to blame my present day failings on the school. Steered gently along the correct path by CBC propaganda, we believe that most Indian children went to RS, (only one in five or six did), suffered terribly and didn’t benefit in any way. And we tell them they needn’t make an effort, you’re damaged

for life, and so are your children. And it’s all our fault. So we keep on paying, in all kinds of ways. Jerry Mencl Telkwa

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Back to the coming of the new year. I know I should probably make a resolution or two. Just the same old things I would imagine. It seems to me that those of us a little older should maybe take a look at life as we live it. There just could be some room for improvement. Some I know take a somatics course. Others go to a gym. If none of that suits you I have an

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News, Dec. 12, 2012 and We don’t have a situation, Interior News, Dec. 19, 2012). The native situation as it is written in the Interior News and seemed to have been discussed at John Cummins’ Conservative Party meeting with his party members in Smithers. The issues discussed in the absence of aboriginal people by the “wanna be” premier of British

idea there are a few things you can do for yourself. If you have a heart problem or diabetes find out how you can improve that situation. Are you eating the right foods? Do you walk enough? Let’s face it the new year is something we can control a bit. Mind you there is always something lurking in the wings. All you can do is try to be ready for whatever comes your way.

Columbia should re-think the comments made and face reality. The doors are open to him to discuss these issues with the Gitksan people or the Wet’suet’en, the areas he visited and not behind closed doors of the Conservative Party members. Now you know. We can debate these issues with him. Every election there is Indian bashing by one or two party’s membership, either in the federal or provincial election. These racial slurs made at these meetings need to end. In my opinion the comments made on aboriginal people at these meetings do not merit any kind of response. At election time, every vote counts, and what promises will we hear? Equality in our schools, better living

If something good happens embrace it. Something bad? Well, it’s up to you. So, on that rather vague note I will leave  you for now thanking all who have been there for me this past year. Thanks to all the readers who have commented about this column. Good or bad I can take it. Stay well and happy in 2013 and take time to call me at 250-846-5095 or just e-mail a note to  

conditions, water quality? The list is long. Yours truly, Mary G. Dalen Cedarvale

Thank you Editor: Thank you to those who witnessed an accident in the Safeway parking lot on December 4, 2012 and administered CPR. The family is comforted to know that our beloved mother, sister, daughter and aunt was not alone in her final moments. We would also like you to know that because of your efforts, she was able to touch the lives of several people through the gift of her organs. Without you, this would not have been possible. God bless. Dion Loftus Smithers

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mithers triathlete, Marcy Edgecumbe is hoping for a spot on the podium at the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand in October. After winning both the Edmonton ITU and the Kelowna Apple and the ITU Canadian National Championships, she found the drive to push herself farther than ever before. “I’m kind of on the verge of competing either racing elite or pro,” Edgecumbe said. The Cops Ride for Cancer is returning to Smithers and RCMP Const. Hank Timmerman is geared up to raise money for cancer research and Camp Goodtimes on his first cycle of the northwest. Timmerman threw his hat in the mix and is looking forward to what is definitely a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity to help rid the world of such a devastating decease. “For me it’s also a personal challenge, Prince George to

Prince Rupert is a big challenge, something I’m looking forward to for sure,” Timmerman said. Triathletes from across the northwest descended on Telkwa last weekend as they pushed themselves to the limit during the Tyhee Lake Triathlon that saw Peter Krause run it home on a scorching Sunday afternoon. “I was suffering a bit on the run today, not as many hours of training as in most years so I was happy to have a bit of a gap between me and the next guy so I just kind of cruised it in on the run at the end there and really enjoyed it,” Krause said of his win. After more than 20 years of Tyhee Lake Triathlons race director Jody Barber said it’s the sense of accomplishment and enjoyment that keeps people coming back year after year that makes the Tyhee Lake triathlon the elite competition that it is. Von SeydlitzKuzbach wins rowing gold for Canada Home grown rowing talent, Antje Von SeydlitzKurzbach won gold last week with her

team at the 2012 World Rowing Under 23 Championships in Trakai, Lithuania. “We were past the 250 metre to go mark and the energy from the crowd was unreal,” Von SeydlitzKurzbach said. “I could feel our entire boat was in the zone, and then, all of a sudden, Christine yelled out that we had them. “Standing on that podium and hearing the Canadian national anthem play as they raised the flag was the most amazing and emotional experience I have had in a very long time.”

August The Smithers Motocross Association held their second annual CMRC race with the valley’s top riders flying over the course. Since it’s inception two years ago the SMXA has become one of the biggest recreation clubs in Smithers with over 120 members. “The race went great, we had over 80 riders from Terrace to Williams Lake,” SMXA president Aaron

Trail riders Hudson Bay Mountain bike trails were the site of the 5th Annual C.O.B. Piperfest, Miles said. “Everyone had a great time and we couldn’t have done it without the support from all the business and volunteers.” In Sundays youth race, Smithers’ Charlie Mott placed in fourth. In the Junior MX-3 category Scott Hills landed in third followed by Tyson Stumborg in fourth. In the Vet Junior race, Nick Hills won the silver. Smithers’ up-andcoming golfers teed

off for top prize at the Junior Open, Aug. 4–5. It was as tight as they get as the final round ended with a single putt from Adam Veenstra to take the crown. “It was good, I made a few bad shots, but I was able to make a few birdies,” Veenstra said. Mountain bikes from far and wide descended on Hudson Bay Mountain for the 5th Annual C.O.B. Piperfest, that once

again saw Matt Kilback crowned as the fastest man on the mountain. “It was a good run, in every race my main focus is to do it clean,” Kilback said. “Time will come if you make it to the bottom clean.” The Smithers Mountain Bike Association held their annual Youth Mountain Bike Camp to help the next generation of bluff riders take their skills to the

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next level. With more than $400,000 put into trail maintenance and construction the young generation of riders is growing up with top of the line trails.

Sept. Alana Jensen, a level three NCCPcertified coach has been at the helm of the Saltos Gymnastics Club for nine years. See SPORTS on p. A9

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Gryphons and Storm have good showings in 2012 SPORTS from A8 Nonetheless, Jensen admits she still gets excited at the beginning of every season, especially this one that has the club offering new courses in addition to the regular competitive and noncompetitive programs. “We’re really hoping to get a lot enrollment in that program because we’re hosting the Northern Gymnastrata in June,” Jensen said. Smithers played host to the annual Northern Open with 160 players hitting the tee box at the Smithers Golf and Country Club. Jamie Moran took first place with a birdie on the 18th hole. The Cops Ride For Cancer, the Tour de North, rolled through Smithers on their way to Prince Rupert from Prince George. After four days on the road Smithers’ own Const. Hank Timmerman was all smiles and proud of what he and his fellow RCMP cyclists had accomplished thus far. “Hearing some of the stories from the kids that have been battling cancer you

kinda think doing a bike ride like this is not so bad,” Timmerman said.

OCTOBER Local breast cancer survivors and supporters took to Tyhee Lake to paddle dragon boat style and give support to those still in the battle with cancer. Smithers and Houston residents, Trudy Woelders, Wendy Maher, Grace Hols and Debi Smith along with fourteen other women piled into Doug Boursema’s dragon boat to test their paddling skills. The women arranged themselves in the boat by which side they had surgery on, which Smith said was uplifting. “Just being around other women who understood what that meant was very uplifting.” The Smithers secondary school, Sr. boys volleyball team held a playday to prepare for the zone championships next month in Prince Rupert. “The team did very well today, every game was a close match,” Gryphons’ head coach, Martin Haovorsan said.

“Any team could have won today. There’s a lot of evenly distributed talent in this zone.” The Smithers secondary school Gryphons Jr. girls volleyball team hosted their last playday before the zone championships in Kitimat next month. Going head-to-head with the BVCS Royals the match started with a bang, as the Smithers rivals slammed the ball in from both sides of the net, leading to some of the best rallies the SSS courts have seen all year. “It was the first time we beat the Smithers secondary A team, we’ve had close matches before so it’s nice to come out on top,” Royals head coach John Vis said. Smithers bantam Storm hockey team captured a last-minute 3-2 win over Terrace. Storm head coach, Don Peterson said although the team had a rough start, drawing two penalties and getting down 2-0 by the end of the first period, they we’re able to battle back and pull one out late in the game. “We battled back again and again, got

a goal off a face off late in the third and then the last 10 seconds scored another goal on a two-on-one and we pulled it off,” he said.

NOVEMBER The Smithers Steelheads skated to a convincing 5-1 win against their Bulkley Valley rivals, the Houston Luckies, at the Smithers Civic Arena. It was the first game of the season for captain Darryl Young, which brought more depth to the Steelheads roster. “It’s great to be back on the ice, I’m excited about the year because our team looks as good if not better than last year,” Young said. The BV Wholesale bantam boys house team finished with a 5-0 record at a tournament in Terrace, including a 6-0 win against the host team in the tournament final. “We did really well with our passing, that’s what made the difference,” captain Matt Kapelari said. See SPORTS on p. A10

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DEC. The Bulkley Valley Biathlon team spent their first day on the range brushing off the dust and setting their sights on the coming season. “Today we’re going to reacquaint the athletes and the parents with the range again and sight in the rifles go through a few quick drills,” head coach, Peter Tweedie said. It was a grappling good time at the Smithers Secondary Wrestling Invitational as northwest teams battled it out on the mats at SSS vying for the top spot in the zone. In the 51-54kg boys division, Alex Weme placed first followed by Andrew Schmidt in first for the 78kg boys division. The Smithers Steelheads announced they opted out of playing in the 2012/2013 Coy Cup as the realities of a working man’s league set in. “This year the tournament’s going to be in Kitimat again and we feel it’s going to be the same four teams, it’s a big expense for us and a week off work,” Steelheads captain, Darryl Young said.

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“We just feel like if there was someone coming in from down south to make it different and more exciting I think we would.” Smithers’ own Marcy Edgecumbe pushed herself to the limit during this years ITU World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand in October and placed fifth overall in her age category. “It’s a four day event, the caliber of

racing because it was in New Zealand was extremely high and between myself in fifth and third there was a difference of 20 seconds, Edgecumbe said. With over 4,000 athletes in attendance, and 106 in her age category it was easily the largest event Edgecumbe had ever attended and compared the New Zealanders and Australians love of triathlons to Canada’s love for hockey.

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Our community in 2012, part two JULY The Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society hosted their 29th Midsummer Music Festival. It was another great success with artists such as Good for Grapes and Little Miss Higgins making appearances on the big stage. For Alex Tommy it was like a dream come true, for Captain Daniel Fournier, a pilot with Jazz, it was just something he had to do. Alex Tommy often goes to the airport to watch and photograph the planes landing and taking off. Someone who noticed Tommy waving each time he

arrived in Smithers, was Fournier. Without any request from someone close to Tommy, Fournier came up with a plan to give Tommy a special experience. Then came the day, Fournier found himself flying to Smithers and set his plan in motion once he landed in Smithers. Fournier presented Tommy with his very own Air Canada pilot’s hat and then gave him a tour of the cockpit. To devote endless amounts of time for no profit doesn’t appeal to everyone. But for CICK, Smithers’ community radio station, one volunteer has gone

above and beyond the call of duty and was recognized by The National Campus and Community Radio Association for his outstanding work in building one of the most popular radio stations in Smithers. CICK President Glen Ingram, was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award by the NCRA at their annual gala, an award that came as a complete surprise. More than 20 members from the Rotary Club of Smithers made their way to the library at the end of June, not to sign out books, but to set stones for the new patio. Helping install

the patio stones, fits right into the Rotary Club’s goals, Gary Quanstrom, newlyminted president of the Rotary Club of Smithers said. “Our motto is service above self, so this project fits in nicely,” Quanstrom said. They called it a Relay of Hope, hope that increased awareness of the disappearance of P. J. Sebastian Jr. would help trigger someone’s memory regarding his whereabouts. Sebastian Jr., 28, disappeared Dec. 26, following a Christmas party south of Burns Lake. The Relay of Hope had family and friends walking from Nee

Above left, Alex Tommy, center, had a dream come true when Air Canada Jazz pilot Captain Daniel Fournier presented him with his very own cap and a tour of the cockpit; above right, students from the BV Folk Music Society’s guitar camp show off what they learned. File photos

Tahi Buhn, a reserve on the south side of Francois Lake, where P. J. Jr, was last seen, heading west to his hometown of Hagwilget, a distance of 260 kilometres. Local author Kai Gorbahn is cautious about giving away too much about his first novel, How We’d Look On Film, including the title. Gorbahn said he wanted a title that reflected the kind of

person he was, the kind of person he is now but also wanted it to be a bit mysterious. “It’s a title you understand as the story gets going,” he said. The novel is based on Gorbahn’s firsthand experiences growing up in Smithers.

AUGUST The Kispiox Music Festival saw

more than 2000 music fans make their way to the rodeo grounds for a weekend of great music, with the likes of The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer and Bocephus King providing some great music. Two new solar walls on Smithers schools will add heat without extra power use. See 2012 on p. A12

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C ommunity – year in review Guitar camps and Telkwa BBQ filled valley with music 2012 from A11 Painted black and perforated with air-intake holes, the solar walls installed this summer will cut heating bills at Smithers secondary and Walnut Park elementary schools, Ed Hildebrandt, operations supervisor for the Bulkley Valley School District, said. For Extra Foods it’s a matter of community, for Chelsea Hannah Spencer it’s a matter of freedom. “It’s pretty good,” Chelsea said of the van made wheelchair accessible thanks to Extra Foods in Smithers. “It makes me more independent.” That independence, the ability to scoot her wheelchair up a ramp and into the vehicle is thanks to a $20,000 donation from the President’s Choice Children’s Charity, which covered the cost of making the van wheelchair accessible. Chelsea, 8, was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, which means she has extremely fragile bones that are susceptible to breaking in the absence of extreme caution. Bill Goodacre received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal at the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre in recognition of his ongoing dedication and service to community. “I’m touched,” a surprised Goodacre said during a luncheon at the Friendship Centre to celebrate the achievement. They’re typical high school students, laughing and teasing each other as they clean fish they’ve received as a gift. The only difference is these teens, staying at the Soaring Spirits Camp, just west of Kitwanga, embrace the value of community service and come from countries around the globe, including France, Germany,

Oman, as well as Canada. “That’s one of the goals of the organization,” Round Square project leader David MacLellan said. “This idea of mixing different cultures.” Two of the teens signed up for the three-week stint are Gavin George and Skye Patterson. George, 14, a Grade 9 student at Smithers secondary school, entered the program on the advice of a cousin who had previously participated in the Round Squares program. “She said it would really help my resumé,” he explained from the deck behind the kitchen at the Soaring Spirits camp. “It’s fun,” George said after just a few days of being in camp. “We get to meet new people and learn about their cultures.” If Saturday night’s concert is any indication, the rich and talented musical tradition of Smithers is in good hands. Participants in this year’s youth guitar camp, hosted by the Bulkley Valley Folk Music Society, showed just what can be accomplished in a short period of time. From Gabrielle Cournoyer who played the ukulele and sang The Pirate

Song beautifully, to the have-no-fearwe’re-loving-everyminute-of-this duo of Ewan Morgan and Jake Tchida, to the hard rock notes of Impalement, the evening, measured simply by talent, was a success. The smiles of the students, priceless. The annual Fall Fair hit the fairgrounds in the last week of August with all kinds of animals, exhibitions, and rides for thrill seekers of all ages. Wet’suwet’en children in foster care or adopted from Moricetown were welcomed home with a celebration and camp-out ceremony during the opening of the Morice Canyon last month. “To have strength within, they have to know where they come from,” Tanya Michell, family support worker said. “A lot of these kids know nothing about Moricetown.” The “Brought Back Home Fire” or Kwin Begh Ni Nen Dil was established to reunite children with their parents after, due to unfortunate circumstances, they were adopted or put in foster care early in life. “A lot of these kids have never seen where they lived,” Michell said. “We wanted to

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create an experience to show these kids they come from a strong nation, a beautiful nation.”


For Thomas Spooner, organizing the Chip Run, was the most fitting way to remember his brother Bob who succumbed to cancer earlier this year. Bob was the regional representative for a potato chip company and hence the name, Chip Run. “This turn of events made me look closer at the services and support provided for people going through cancer treatments and how they paid for the treatments they received,” Thomas said. That is how the Chip Run, a poker derby for motorcycle enthusiasts, came to be. Thomas had every reason to be happy as the event raised $2,000 in its inaugural year. The community of Telkwa turned out in

The Northwest Chapter of HOG collected enough toys for the Christmas Hamper and $188 in donations during their annual Toy Run. Harley Davidson Smithers raised $750 for Christmas Hampers. File photo

droves to celebrate the 100th Telkwa BBQ and the initiation of the new outdoor stage that hosted the likes of Trooper, Aaron Pritchett and George Canyon. Bill Casault, director of the Northwest Chapter of HOG and more than 50 other chapter members, collected enough toys for the

Christmas Hamper campaign during their 25th Annual Toy Run. In addition the riders raised $188 in donations for community services and Harley Davidson Smithers raised $750 for Christmas Hampers. Terry Fox’s legacy still runs strong as residents of the Bulkley Valley took

time Sunday to enjoy the sunshine, the company of family and friends, to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation. In Smithers 176 participants raised $2,816, in Hazelton more than $2,000 was raised by the Terry Fox Run and t-shirt sales and in Quick around forty people and four dogs took part in the event and raised $800. Smithers’ residents gathered at the Friendship Centre to bring awareness to the growing concern over HIV and AIDS in the north by walking down Main Street in solidarity. “I think it’s important to keep the AIDS walk alive in Morristown, Hazleton and Smithers because there are people we worked with that have passed on and one of the things they wanted us to do is keep passing on the message so others don’t fall victim to the illness,” organizer, Marilyn Morrison said. See 2012 on p. A13

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Mz. Judged pageant and cash for ski clubs stamp fall of 2012 2012 from A12

OCTOBER Moms in Smithers and Hazelton took part in the World Breastfeeding Challenge (WBC) in an ongoing effort to raise awareness of the health benefits of a mother’s milk. One of those moms is Jennifer Matthews. “I knew it was a good thing to breast feed Grace,” she said. “One of its major purposes is to coat the infant’s gut lining with a protection and that protection helps the baby to absorb needed nutrition and get rid of waste,” Judi Calhoun, Hazelton’s Starting Smart program co-ordinator, said. Without question, forestry is an important component of the British Columbia and Canadian economy and landscape. “It’s the largest industry in B.C.,” forester with the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Bruce Hutchinson said. “That’s a good reason for it to be named the forest capital of Canada.” National Forest Week celebrated the forest industry across Canada as well as marking the 100th anniversary of the B.C. Forestry Service. Students at Muheim Memorial Elementary took recycling to heart last year, collecting 46,759 beverage containers. The feat earned the Smithers school an honourable mention and a fifth-place finish in Encorp Pacific (Canada)’s BC School Recycling Program. Local groups marked Homelessness Awareness Week by

hosting a campout, Oct. 10 at the corner of Queen and Highway 16. Owners Sarah and Sean Wright of Heavenly Grinds and Little Treasures Café were having dinner with friends when they started to talk about a good place to get a coffee in Smithers. That’s when they came up with the idea of a coffee house geared, not only towards good quality coffee but for parents with little kids. After almost a year in operation they were nominated as a finalist for the Regional District Bulkley-Nechako Start-up Business Contest is recognition of their innovative idea and a new spin on the traditional coffee shop. The business community gathered in their finest Saturday evening to recognize excellence. Sean Mitchell received the nod for the Volunteer of the Year Award, Mike Henfrey received the Business Person of the Year Award and Harvey Tremblay of Hy-Tech Drilling received the Business of the Year Award. The full list of winners is posted at www.interior-news. com.

house because her mom, Becky, needs to check her blood sugar in the middle of the night. On the flip side, Abby points to opportunities that have come her way because she is diabetic. “I got to meet George Canyon, twice,” she said with a big smile. All it took was two days of test drives and local ski clubs hit the jackpot. Mark Williams, owner, Hoskins Ford, was succinct when asked why his business donated more than $6,000 to the two clubs following a Drive 4 UR Community event that saw Ford donate $20 for each test drive. “Community,”

Williams said. “You have to support the people that support you. “It’s our kids, our friends, our families, it’s strictly about community.” They strutted their stuff with confidence and with a sense of humour and the packed room at the Hudson Bay Lodge had a great time, all for a good cause. This year’s Mz. Judged contestants, 14 men in drag, raised more than $31,000 for the Northern Society for Domestic Peace. “It’s amazing,” Carol Seychuk, executive director of the NSDP, said. “It’s just an overwhelming feeling.”

Sarah, left and Sean Wright, right, of Heavenly Grinds and Little Treasures Café receive the Family Friendly Business Award from Greg Wacholtz at this year’s Smithers and District Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

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If you’ve ever known someone who’s undergone chemotherapy, then you know that it can be devastating when people lose their hair. That’s why Val Goalder, a registered massage therapist at

Health Kinection in Smithers decided to part ways with her hair in the hopes it will go to someone who can’t grow hair of their own. As a massage therapist, Goalder spent a lot of time being certified for lymphatic

drainage, a specialized technique to help those who’ve lost lymphatic nodes and structures due to disease. After having treated several individuals, Goalder wanted to do even more for the cause.

just over $40,000.00. Dale Clarke (Mz Ter) managed to raise $11,000.00 alone and astonished onlookers as their band (Dale and Tim Close) rocked the stage for the first time in front of a crowd. Now the society is poised to launch the Domestic Peace

Program, a counseling and support service for men who are wanting to learn about and develop healthy relationships in their lives. First and foremost The Domestic Peace Program addresses safety of individuals and families where there is domestic violence/ abuse. We respect the complexity of relationships and work to help people create positive changes in their lives. We support victims of violence/abuse by holding individuals who use abuse accountable for their behaviour and invite them to take responsibility for choosing not to be abusive. Our hope for the program is to incorporate a rural perspective, supporting individuals with resource based seasonal employment limitations, limited access to resources, by facilitating access

to culturally relevant resources and to provide services for men voluntarily before the court. The fact that men engaged in the fundraising and made the event possible is so brilliant, and we have made new friends; we are hoping we have developed some long-term relationships and that some of the contestants will be spokes persons for preventing violence. We continue to learn important lessons in organizing the fundraiser and look forward to the next successful event. We want to take this time to thank all of families and individuals that access our services, all of our supporters throughout the year, funders, volunteers, our board of directors and staff. We wish for you peace, and a happy New Year ahead.

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NOV. Abby Stavast, 9, wants to show the world she hasn’t let diabetes control her life, in fact, if anything, the opposite is true, especially when it comes to gymnastics. Sure, she has to poke her finger often to make sure her blood sugar is okay, but the toughest part about being diabetic, Abby said, is not being able to attend a sleepover at a friend’s

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Carol Huynh, left, did us all proud with a bronze medal at the London Olympics, top center, Gary Huxtable shared his story about saving his nephew from drowning, middle, the Williams clan has owned the Hoskins Ford dealership for three generations, bottom, Sean Michell received the Volunteer of the Year Award at the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce Business Awards; top right, Ryan Blackwell smiles after his mom Roanne Kalkman (left) and caregiver Jeannie Cramer, give him the sign symbol for Garth Brooks; bottom right, Gabriel Garcia smiles in the company of his wife Teresa and son Mateo after graduating at the top of the class in the NWCC Workforce Exploration Skill training program put on by the School of Exploration and Mining. File and Library and Archives Canada photo

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The old girl, who didn’t need it, loved it, sitting up, looking around like a queen riding in her chariot. Heart warming to see people taking such good care of their fur family. From the HEAL Network: New Years resolutions are usually, sadly not kept. Rather than saying you will stop eating chocolate or will walk those 10,000 steps a day starting now, think about making small changes gradually. Small changes can add up to big results. Connect with you food choices, add more fruits, vegetables. Sit down with family for a meal.

Hard to overeat when you add pleasure to the food. If you start with a fiveminute walk in your first week and then add an additional five minutes each week for the next five weeks, you will be walking 30 minutes a day by early February. Check out the Physical Activity Line’s website for more ideas. Be SNOWSMART; learn to change behaviour around issues of excessive speed, loss of control and collisions while skiing or snowboarding. Nearly all ski and snowboard injuries are caused by at least one of these three factors. Armed with the knowledge on taking smarter risks will help you enjoy the snow season without injury.www. At the Post Office, a parked pickup, license plate “awdone”. Not sure if it was a reflection on the season? I wish you health, peace, joy this season and for 2013 a renewal of vows taken, creativity restored and refreshed, a purpose filled life. Closing with: No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched. - George Jean Nathan

Minding Your Money RRSP facts – basics you need to know to save Preparing for retirement should start early with a savings strategy that will make it possible for you to accumulate the most wealth for use (and enjoyment!) through all your retirement years. The best retirement savings strategy for most Canadians is a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) because your contributions and all the income that accumulates in your plan are tax deferred until you start using that money in retirement. Add in the fact that your contributions can be used to reduce taxes and the magic of compounding that enhances RRSP growth over time, and it’s easy to see why a registered plan makes such good financial sense. Here are some basic facts that will help you get the most into and out of your RRSP. • Be deadline driven This year, the contribution deadline for RRSPs is February 29, 2012 – don’t miss it! • Be a maximizer Always make your maximum contribution each year – you’ll get the most in immediate tax savings and in long-term growth. How much you can personally contribute can be found on your most recent notice of assessment from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). • Play catch up Fill up unused contribution room fast. You can do that in a single year or over a number of years until you reach age 71 – but quicker is better. • Match savings to income As you make more money, make larger contributions to your RRSP and you’ll have more income in retirement. • Consider borrowing to save An RRSP loan can be a good thing to maximize this year’s contribution or catch up on past contributions – but only if you can get one at a low interest rate and pay it back as quickly as possible. Even better: use your RRSP tax savings to help pay off the loan. • Choose a beneficiary Designate a beneficiary for your RRSP (in Québec, this must be done through a will). Generally, RRSP assets do not form part of your estate and do not attract probate fees. If your beneficiary is your spouse/partner or a disabled child/grandchild, your RRSP can be transferred taxdeferred to your beneficiary’s registered plan. Contributing to your RRSP is an important way to save for retirement – but it’s just one part of a solid retirement plan. Get all the facts (and good advice) from your professional advisor to make sure your retirement dreams blossom into enjoyable reality. 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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get over the worst more quickly by having them get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluids, and avoid strenuous activity. Will antibiotics help? Antibiotics are not recommended and will not help your child get over a cold. Antibiotics are required only on your doctor’s recommendation, if the cause of your child’s runny nose in sinusitis. The symptoms of sinusitis can be similar to those of a cold, but they will persist for much longer. If your child’s “cold” carries on for ten days or more, it’s possible that he or she has sinusitis and it’s time for a visit to your doctor. What’s the best prevention? If your child has a cold, you can help keep him or her from spreading the germs by having them wash their hands frequently, by covering their mouths when they cough or sneeze, and by throwing out tissues immediately after use.

What causes a runny nose? Your nose (and your child’s) produce mucus every day, whether you’re sick or not. When it gets hit by a cold or flu virus, your nose produces more mucus than normal to help wash out the germs. After two or three days, as your body’s immune system gets engaged and produces antibodies to fight the infection, your mucus will get thicker and become white, yellow or even green in colour. Finally, after 5-7 days your runny nose should dry up as your mucus becomes clear again and your cold symptoms disappear. How can I treat a runny nose?

A simple head cold can be miserable for a young child, especially at night, when a runny nose often turns into a stuffy nose. Some parents find saltwater nose drops or rinses ease the discomfort of a stuffed nose for their child. A cool mist vaporizer can also be helpful. While there’s still no cure for colds, you can help your child

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At its very narrowest, the Douglas Channel is 1.4 kilometres wide — three times wider than Transport Canada’s recommended width for two-way tanker traffic. Water depths in the marine channels are up to several hundred metres. As an added measure, full simulations of vessel traffic in the Douglas Channel were carried out at a world-leading facility in Denmark. It tested the largest proposed vessels in environmental conditions that tankers would experience in the marine channels. The result was a thumbs-up on the shipping route, endorsed by both government departments and the British Columbia Coast Pilots. Why Kitimat? Why the Douglas Channel? It’s the safe option for Gateway.

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Jan. 10, Brown Bag Lunch at the Healthy Living Centre: Michelle Bourdage, BA provides information on how to massage your baby. The benefits for both you and baby are great. Caregivers and grandparents are welcome, there is no charge for the workshop, bring a yoga mat or large towel for comfort and bring your baby or a doll to practice on. The Gallery will kick off 2013 with a fun Art Swap, Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2, followed by Anne Havard’s solo show beginning February 5. Plans for the Centennial Year include an exciting lineup of artists who haven’t been shown at the gallery before, and in June a group pottery exhibition, August has a show called “100 Years/100 Artists.” Saw a young couple, dad pushing a stroller, mom walking beside with a black dog on a leash. Getting closer, looked to see the baby, instead, wrapped in a blanket, head and shoulders exposed, was a black dog, laying in the stroller, enjoying the “walk” as well. When my little walking buddy had trouble walking I tried a stroller but he would not have anything to do with

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Ashley Wilson, a young woman from Kitimat, had to jump out of the window of a red minivan in Hazelton on Christmas Eve to escape a potentially dangerous situation. Linda Locke, who just recently helped put together a report for the Missing Women’s Inquiry, is concerned for anyone that hitchhikes, but knows why some youth continue to take the risk. “There’s a sense of invincibility in young people,” Locke said. Locke would like to see everyone in the community become more aware of the dangers and be proactive when they see hitch hikers. “We all need to keep an eye out for young people stranded in our communities.” Wilson was picked up after midnight near Kispiox and grew increasingly suspicious of the driver. The man turned away from where Wilson wanted to go and that’s when

escape became Wilson’s priority. The van slowed, while approaching the Hagwilget Bridge and Wilson jumped out of her open window. The van was last seen heading towards New Hazelton. The driver of the red minivan is between 40 and 50-years-old; has grey hair, was wearing dark brown glasses, a jean jacket and is heavy set. Locke also recommends pay phones be returned where hitch hikers stand. “Not everybody has a cell phone and those with pay-and-talk run out of minutes all the time. “There should be designated contact people in the outlying communities, a lot of people, I think, shake their heads thinking we can’t do anything, but I think they’re wrong,” she added. RCMP ask anyone with information about this incident to contact the New Hazleton RCMP Detachment 250-842-5244. If you would like to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

t hree R ivers R eport – year in review A visit from Olympian Huynh marked a busy 2012 JULY


A group of concerned citizens from Nelson, B.C. went to Hazelton to add their support to local opposition of the proposed Northern Gateway project. “We’re carrying a message from the Kootenays to First Nations and other communities on the pipeline route to say we support them stopping pipelines,” Keith Wiley said. Rock Nest Ranch, run by United Indian Mission International, held its annual youth camps of up to 50 individual youth. First Nations kids from Prince George to Prince Rupert regularly attend the summer activities. Tsetseaut Ventures Limited, owned by Darlene Simpson, received a 41-kilometre right-ofway project contract negotiated by the Gitxsan Development Corporation (GDC). The project is part of the 344-kilometre Northwest Transmission Line from Terrace to Bob Quinn Lake, and crosses territory attached to the hereditary chief name Skiik’m Laxha, which Simpson holds.

Gitanmaax, the Village of Hazelton and the Gitxsan Government Commission renovated their water treatment plant, making it state-of-theart. The plant requires 24-hour monitoring and provides water for emergency fire operations, as well as clean drinking water. Women-On-Water, a 5-day rafting tour of the Kispiox, Bulkley and Skeena Rivers, taught teens and young women about the importance of the rivers to the Hazelton area and people, as well as how to be safe on the water. The program is a branch of YouthOn-Water, run by the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition. The Indian Residential School Survivors’ Society put up a display at the Dze L K’Ant friendship centre to help educate people about part of Canada’s history. B.C.’s last residential school closed in 1984. “It’s very important for survivors to get their stories out because most of this history was swept under the carpet,” Angela Sketchley, Friendship Centre legal advocate, said. The Storytellers’ Foundation won the Deryck Thomson Award and $5,000 for its positive contribution to the lives of people in the Hazeltons. Fortune Minerals Ltd. held information sessions describing its proposed railway project that would cross Gitxsan territory to an anthracite coal mine on Tahltan territory. The Tahltan and the Gitxsan Unity Movement told the industry representatives that the railway and the mine were never going to occur, but there were some Gitxsan chiefs that wished to keep the lines of

AUGUST Carol Huynh earned her second Olympic medal in 48-kilogram freestyle wrestling for Canada. Hazeltonians gathered to watch at the historic B.C. Cafe in Old Town, despite the tournament beginning at around 5 a.m. PST. The Candles by the River celebration, run by Jude Hobenshield, raised over $600 and lit 113 candles the evening after Pioneer Day for cancer research and those that succumbed to the disease. “Nearly every female in my family has had breast cancer,” Hobenshield said.


communication with the Tahltan open. New Gitanmaax Band Chief Councillor, Julie Morrison, felt under attack from members of the Gitanmaax community and requested some time to learn her new responsibilities. The fact that Morrison wouldn’t show support for a court case against the Gitxsan Treaty Society and its proposed Gitxsan alternative governance model was a major point of contention.

OCTOBER World River’s Day saw plenty of activity in the Hazeltons. More than 100 people floated the Skeena River in various vessels from Kispiox to Old Hazelton, stopping along the shoreline to pick up garbage and accumulated waste. Local Mayors Gail Lowry and Alice Maitland put the new ice arena in Hazelton on top of the agenda when they met with Premier Christy Clark and several B.C. ministers at the Union of B.C. Municipalities annual convention in Victoria. The Gitxsan Unity Movement continued to demand an audit of the Gitxsan Treaty Society despite an announcement that a forensic audit would not be required. Carol Huynh came home to speak at Hazelton schools and the Gitxsan Summit. She spoke to students about the necessity of dreaming big and working hard to achieve goals. The annual Gitxsan Summit, a gathering of all Gitxsan hereditary chiefs, saw several industry leaders speak to the chiefs about potential for future development on their 33,000 square kilometres of territory. See 2012 on p. B4

The Harlem Crowns entertained a packed gym at the Moricetown Multiplex in November. An evening of laughs and awe-inspiring athleticism was provided for all.

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Snowed In bringing yuks By Jerome Turner Smithers/Interior News

The first night of the fifth annual Snowed In comedy tour hits Smithers on Dec. 3. The four-man show is packed with headline acts and all of them like to hit the slopes during the tour. In fact, one of the main reasons the show is kicking off in town is due to the lure of the Hudson Bay Mountain. “That’s why we’re coming,” Dan Quinn said. “Jason from Rayz board shop convinced us it was worth checking out.” When naming the show in 2008 Quinn didn’t know how apt it was. “Some of the guys missed our first show ever because they were actually snowed-in in Nelson,” he said. The crew plans to fly in on Dec. 1 and 2 and hit the hill before the show, regardless. Quinn has done a show at the Hudson Bay lodge previously

(from left to right) Arj Barker, Pete Johansson, Dan Quinn, Glenn Wool (not appearing this year), and Craig Campbell will be bringing the laughs to Della Herman Theatre on Dec. 3.

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and has fond memories. “It was quite a nice place,” he said. No sranger to being part of a touring comedy show, Quinn has had his share of hilarity on the road. After that previous show in Smithers the Snowed In crew went to Prince Rupert for a show then had to make the drive to Vancouver

so one of them could make a flight. “That was 16 hours of straight travel,” he said. “I don’t want to ever have to do that again.” Once, his girlfriend asked him to pick up her cat and take it 200 kilometres for her. What sarts in Smithers ends in Vancouver on Feb. 2 then it’s on to Europe

for another two weeks. “It’s a pretty amazing tour,” Quinn said. “We’re all stoked to be able to combine what we love to do on stage and in the mountains.” Snowed In will happen at the Della Herman Theatre. Tckets are available at Rayz board shop for $30.75.


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Hazelton saw protests and art in 2012 From 2012 on B3 A Defend Our Coast rally was held in front of BCNDP MLA Doug Donaldson’s office, to show opposition to the proposed Northern Gateway bitumen pipeline.

scheduled well in advance of the 7.7 magnitude earhquake in souteastern Haida Gwaii. Local RCMP, paramedics, school principals and Gitxsan Health representatives attended the meetings.

NOVEMBER DECEMBER A Respect for All rally, sparked by an alleged wrongful use of force in the arrest of Lena Wilson, was held in New Hazelton. Several women at the rally shared their stories about difficult encounters with local RCMP for the first time in public. Lyn West, New Hazelton RCMP detachment office manager, won a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for 24 years of service. iCount, an alternate high school in Moricetown, found success in getting students excited about school. Nearly 100 per cent attendance was the most surprising outcome. iCount added several Wet’suwet’en cultural sessions to the curriculum to encourage retention of a traditional lifestyle. “I’ve never seen my boys so stoked for school,” Sarah Mitchell, mother of two iCount students, said. Several of the students arrive before staff every morning. The District of New Hazelton decided it was necessary to raise water fees for 2013. Residents can expect a $6 to $18 increase and commercial buildings will see as much as a $24 hike. Two emergency preparedness meetings were held at Wrinch Memorial Hospital to get everybody on the same page. The meetings were

K’yuuksxw Waking up to Hope, a celebration of women in the Hazelton area gathered a number of community members and displayed a plethora of local talent and personal stories. The event had booths with excerpts from interviews with local women sharing their stories. Doug Donaldson was acclaimed as the BC NDP Stikine constituency nominee for the upcoming provincial election. The Gitanyow Chiefs office, in co-operation with the B.C. Conservation Officers Service, now requires aboriginal hunters to apply for a permit to hunt moose within Gitanyow territory. The move comes after more than 60 per cent of the local moose population disappeared over the last decade. Also included is a ban on killing cow moose. A rally spurred by the Unist’ot’en, a group opposed to any pipeline development on Wet’suwet’en teritory, was held in front of the Royal Bank in Smithers. Rallies in support of the Unist’ot’en were also held in several locations accross North America The Gitxsan Governmnet Commission held its annual general meeting and a call to respond to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s omnibus Bill C-45. The Bill drew the ire of the

Wet’suwe’en performers do the Grouse dance at a rally in Smithers File photo

GCC as it includes several laws that change government responsibilitues guaranteed in the Indian Act. Presentations were also given for every sector of GGC operations including, social development, membership, lands and litigation. Michelle Stoney, a recent grad of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, had a banner she created displayed in various locations at the Vancouver International Airport. Bronwyn Henwood and Mabel Forsythe received Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee awards for community service. Both recipients were nominated through MLA Doug Donaldson’s office.


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You are not forgotten Nor shall you ever be As long as life and memory last We shall remember you. Always loved and remembered, Mum, Glenda, Mick, Heath

On December 19, 2012 Bill completed his earthly journey with grace and courage inspiring a rich legacy. He will be loved and missed by his wife Diane, daughters Kim (Brian), Charene (Eric), Tanis (Mike), sons Paul (Kirsten) and David;  his nine wonderful grandchildren, Alicia, Brianna (Bobby), Christopher, Daniel, Jacob, Julia, Brett, Naslund, Kessel and Bill’s brothers; Bob Gurney and Peter Gurney. A funeral service to celebrate Bill’s life will be held at the Penticton Community Vineyard Church, 102-1825 Main Street, Pentiction, B.C. on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Hart Loewen officiating. A private family burial will be held at the Canyon View Cemetery, Summerland. Memorial tributes may be made to the Penticton Discovery House, 397 Wade Ave W.,  Penticton, BC V2A 1V2. Condolences may be sent to the family through

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Dorothy Madeleine “Pauline” Donaldson was born on September 26th, 1920 in Vancouver, B.C. and died on December 20th, 2012 in the Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 92 years. Pauline will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters, Mary (Erwin) Klassen of Vernon, B.C. and Jean Greenwood of Summerland, B.C.; one son, Robert (Corinna Edmundson) Donaldson of Telkwa, B.C.; six grandchildren, Ken and Jeff Klassen, Amanda (Aaron) Leckie, Yvette (Nathan) Lauer, Bruce (Tracey) Greenwood and Leayra (Kevin) Germaine; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie James (Les) Donaldson on March 24th, 1999. Pauline was born and raised in Vancouver and later moved to the Bulkley Valley in the early 1940s where she met her future husband Les and after their marriage she taught school, farmed and raised her family. Pauline came to Vernon in 1979 where she remained until her death. Pauline loved animals and was a member of the Vernon Kennel Club. She was also an avid weaver and a member of the Kalamalka Weavers and Spinners. In respecting Pauline’s wishes she was cremated and there will be no Funeral Service held. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Pauline to the charity of their choice. Cremation arrangements were made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 250-542-1187



Lynn Denise Barnes Oct. 6, 1952 to Dec. 22, 2012

Lynn would have made a great poker player, she played her cards close and didn’t reveal and any more than necessary. However, some details of her life we will share here today as we celebrate her life. Lynn was born as the youngest of six kids to Jim and Elsie Bell in southern Saskatchewan. Her early years were full of the freedom that comes with farm life; from riding horses and romping with the various dogs and cats to baking and hanging out with friends and family. She was surrounded by a large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. When Lynn left home at 18 she moved to Toronto, after that Lynn explored several locations and settled in Smithers. With her family far away Lynn established a wide network of treasured friends in this community. Smithers was her home and she rarely left. She developed a strong bond with Paul Cormier, initially her renter, and when she lost him last summer, her world came crashing down. Shortly afterward, she was diagnosed with lung cancer and has fought this losing battle ever since. She may have worked for Heather at the Capri but the customers were hers; she knew who liked extra jello, how they liked their steaks and who was in a hurry. The inner workings of the restaurant trade were no secret to Lynn. Lucia was the daughter she never had, they shared their joys and sorrows. She was close with too many people to name here. She leaves behind a trail of individuals who loved her, who trusted her and who will mourn her for years to come. Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, I’m following paths God made for me I took his hand I heard him call Then turned, and bid farewell to all I could not stay another day To laugh, to love, to sing, to play Tasks left undone must stay that way I found my close of play And if my parting left a void Then fill it with remembered joy A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss Ah yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened...deep with sorrow I wish you sunshine of tomorrow My life’s been full I’ve savoured much Good friends, good times A loved one’s touch Perhaps my time seemed all too brief Don’t lengthen it now with grief Lift up your hearts and share with me, God wants me now...He set me free A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Legion in Smithers. We would to thank Dr. Flynn, all the nurses at BVDH, home care nursing and everyone else that helped Lynn get through this difficult time.


Daycare Centers

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Daycare Centers

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Education/Trade Schools

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Help Wanted At more than 150 years we are one of Canada’s oldest companies...that’s career stability.

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Resident Field Technician in Smithers/Terrace, BC We offer competitive wages, full benefits, matching pension and more... Lift UP Your Career! Apply @ We serve the construction, resource, & transportation sectors; with brands like HITACHI, JCB, and more...

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 ďŹ rst nations. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the ideal candidate for this half-time position (moving to full time pending resources) will demonstrate - ďŹ nancial 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- proďŹ t organization - must have experience in proposal writing, forestry, logging and value added operations - good understanding of dealing with ďŹ rst 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 ďŹ eld, familiarity with log harvesting, small business lending and an ability to work with diverse client and partnership groups. Aboriginal ancestry is an asset.

SNOWPLOW OPERATORS Are you an experienced truck driver looking to stay close to family or seeking a career change and have a Class 3 licence with air?

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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

We have a position for you!

Billabong Road & Bridge Maintenance & Nechako Northcoast Construction are now accepting applications for Seasonal/Auxiliary Truck Drivers/Snow Plow Operators, in Service Area 25 & 26: Smithers, Carnaby, Meziadin and Terrace. We offer a competitive wage and the opportunity for long term advancement. Required qualifications include: • Valid BC Driver’s Licence • (minimum Class 3 with air endorsement) • Preference will be given to applicants with Class 1 Licence, Loader experience, and/or Grader experience, Level 1 First Aid, WHMIS and TCP ticket. • Must be physically fit and able to work outside in all weather conditions. • We offer comprehensive snow plow training. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume along with a current driver’s abstract to: Email: Fax: (250) 638-8409 Or Apply in person at

2865 Tatlow Road Smithers

5720 Highway 16 West Terrace Attention: Dan Beaulac, General Manager

Blinds & Drapery

Blinds & Drapery

Merchandise for Sale

Health Products

Heavy Duty Machinery

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Financial Services IF YOU own a home or real estate, Alpine Credits can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is not an issue. 1.800.587.2161. 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.

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Computer Services Help Wanted An Alberta Construction Company is hiring Dozer and Excavator Operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051. Required for an Alberta Trucking Company. One Class 1 Driver. Must have a minimum of 5 years experience pulling low boys and driving off road. Candidate must be able to pass a drug test and be willing to relocate to Edson, Alberta. Fax resumes to: 780725-4430

EXPERIENCED, well equipped I.T. system/network administrator looking for parttime work throughout Northern B.C. Dennis Strain

Contractors Custom blueprints.Visit: Save! Save! Save! FINISH CARPENTER, cabinet maker, artist seeks challenging wood working project for 2013 (250)692-9840 (250)742-2067

Merchandise for Sale

$100 & Under

STARLIGHT TRANSPORT is looking for a strong energetic individual for delivery around Smithers. Must have driver’s abstract, airbrakes, experience with forklift & powerjack, exc. communication skills, great with customers, mechanical experience an asset. Fax 250-847-4251 Attn Barb, email

FUTON FRAME, wood, fits Queen size mattress, $40 obo. 250-846-5742.

Real Estate

Real Estate

Computer Equipment APPLE Mac Book, iPhone 5 16GB and lot more at wholesales prices. visit our website: for more information.


New Blinds...

Of All Kinds

Bob Swift 250-847-3051 Cleaning Services

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

Misc. for Sale AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Sine 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; w w w. b i g i r o n d r i l l i n g . c o m . Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON. BIG BUILDING sale... “�This is a clearance sale. You don’t want to miss!�� 20x20 $3,985. 25x24 $4,595. 30x36 $6,859. 35x48 $11,200. 40x52 $13,100. 47x76 $18,265. One end wall included. Call Pioneer Steel at: 1-800-668-5422. GREAT GIFT IDEA! 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. Use promo code COOLGIFT For 10 % off! HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 STEEL BUILDINGS/metal buildings 60% off! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-4572206

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

Real Estate Houses For Sale 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

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Commercial/Residential Floor Specialist • Carpets • Floors • Windows • • General Cleaning • “for all your cleaning needsâ€? Serving Smithers and Surrounding Area Phone: 250-847-0756



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:

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Apt/Condo for Rent WOODRIDGE APARTMENTS ADULT ORIENTED 1 bdrm & 2 bdrm suites, bachelor No pets, No parties Phone 250-877-0186

Cottages / Cabins FURNISHED Cabins/Cottage starting at $250-325 week one person, utilities included, Off Season Rates. WiFi, Sat TV, 8 kms West Smithers 250-847-3961 Glacier View RV Park

Homes for Rent 2 BDRM, like new. F/S/W/D. N/S, N/P. Avail immediately (250) 847-3376 2 BDRM, small, older house 6 kms east of Smithers. New paint, new carpets. $550/mth. Avail. immed. 250-845-2711 SMALL, OLDER 2 bedroom house 6 kms east of Smithers. New paint, new carpets. $550/mnth. Avail immed. 250845-2711

Cars - Domestic



Cars - Domestic



1996 Chevrolet Cavalier SL 2 dr convert, average condition.

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Commercial Vehicles


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Legal Notices

Legal Notices

West Fraser Mills Ltd. Pacific Inland Resources Division Notice of Forest Stewardship Plan (FSP) Amendment #5 2004 DIESEL CREW BUSES 23 OR 31 ADULT PASSENGER MERCEDES I CUMMINGS I CAT ENGINES AUTO - BC CERTIFIED





2011 Harley Davidson ST Fat Boy Asking only ...



100% Financing available O.A.C.

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Trucks & Vans

351 Auto, headache rack, 4 summer and winter tires on rims. Rose Taylor

Commercial Vehicles

Cars - Domestic

Trucks & Vans

1994 Ford F250 4x4

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1993 Sandpiper 26’ 5th Wheel

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Consistent with the Forest and Range Practices Act, Pacific Inland Resources has prepared an Amendment to its Forest Stewardship Plan in the Bulkley Timber Supply Area. The amendment proposes a change to FSP Results and Strategies associated with Core Ecosystems. More specifically, the amendment proposes the ability to submit to the District Manager of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations a request to harvest dead and deteriorating timber from Core Ecosystems, while retaining the overall amount of Core Ecosystem in an un-harvested state. It is Pacific Inland Resources intent, if this amendment is approved, to request such harvest of dead and deteriorating timber volumes from the Quick Core ecosystem. Additional areas for harvest may be requested in the future subject to information sharing with affected stakeholders and approval by the Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations. As a substantial portion of the timber to which this amendment pertains is dead, infested or otherwise damaged and deteriorating, Section 20 (2)(d) of the Forest Planning and Practices Regulation requires a Forest Stewardship Plan Amendment be published in a notice at least once in a newspaper for a 10-day review and comment period. This FSP amendment will be available for public comment from January 2, 2013 to January 12, 2013. The plan will be available for review and comment during normal business hours (8:00 am -4:30 pm) at Pacific Inland Resources office on Tatlow Road in Smithers. Alternative meeting times can be arranged by contacting Pacific Inland Resources staff listed below. To ensure comments receive consideration they must be submitted in a written format prior to January 12, 2013 and delivered to : West Fraser Mills Ltd. Pacific Inland Resources Division Box 3130 Smithers, B.C. V0J 2N0 For more information please contact Dave Ripmeester, Forestry Supervisor or Alan Baxter, Planning Forester at (250)-847-2656.


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Legal Notices

Legal Notices



The Town of Smithers has the following equipment for sale. Unit #

Equipment Type

Minimum Bid


1995 International Dump/Plow Truck with Sander Unit


People submitting bids on the surplus equipment are requested to clearly include the following information: • The amount of the Bid for the item, and • Your name, address and phone number (Clearly Printed). The equipment is being sold on an “As Is, Where Is Basis.â€? The Town makes no claim as to the condition of the equipment. Please note that the equipment being offered for sale has a minimum bid price. The surplus equipment to be sold can be viewed at the Town Works Yard at 2888 19th Ave on January 8, 2013 and January 10, 2013 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 Bidâ€? on the outside of the envelope. The deadline for receipt of bids is 4:00 p.m. January 11, 2013. The successful bid amount will be subject to HST. The successful bidder 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 8471600.

“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

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing affecting “Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Zoning Bylaw No. 700, 1993� will be held on Monday January 7, 2013 at 7:00 P.M in the West Fraser Room at the Smithers Municipal Office, 1027 Aldous Street, Smithers, B.C. “Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako Zoning Bylaw No. 700, 1993� is proposed to be amended by Bylaw No. 1658 which rezones the subject property from H1 (Small Holdings) to H1A (Small Holdings Additional Dwelling) so the second dwelling on the property will conform to the zoning bylaw. The subject property is located at the intersection of Kroeker Rd and Pinecrest Rd, 3 kilometres northwest of the Town of Smithers and is legally described as “Lot 21, Section 22, Township 1A, Range 5, Coast District, Plan 9692�. The subject property is shown crosshatched and labelled “Application Area� on the map below. LOCATION MAP FOR BYLAW NO. 1658

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 must be received by the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako no later than January 7, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. to be ensured of consideration at the Public Hearing. The Public Hearing on Bylaw No. 1658 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 January 2 through January 7, 2013 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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